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ThE DANBURY REPORTER!
Soak 755,155 Barrels
Of Beer In 1944
Raleigh, Feb. 123. Nortu Caro
lina's consumption ot 753,155 bar
rels of beer in 1944 yielded
$9,076,599.63 in taxes to the Fed
eral, State and Local Govern
Figures, compiled by the North
Carolina Committee—Un i t e -J
States Brewers Foundation, dis
closed the 1944 consumption was
for percent ahead of 1943 con
sumption of 725,924 barrels. The
1942 consumption was 627,733
barrels. The 1942 consumption
was 027,738 barrels.
The Federal, State and Local
units collected §9,076,599.03 in
beer taxes for the 1944 calendar
year. The Federal Government
collected §5,965.052.29; the State
$2,936,547.34 and Local units ap
STOKES MEN ARE
News has been received of the
following Stokes county boys be
ing wounded in action:
Pfc. Jack Dodson, son of Mrs.
Dollie Fair Dodson, Walnut Cove,
- been wounded in action for
& eeond time.
.arvey, son of Mrs. Mary Ring
Harvey, of Pinnacle.
Pvt. Ellis R. Marshall, son of
Mrs. Ellen S. Marshall of Pin
Pfc. Earl V. Reid, son of Mrs.
Mary K. Reid of Walnut Cove.
Pvt. Clyde H. Dodson, son of
Mrs. Ovie G. Dodson of Sandy
GETS PURPLE HEART
Col. W. E. Wilkinson, husband
of the former Miss Mattie Sue
i Taylor of Danbury, has received
the Purple Heart. The news was
first published in the Stais and
Stripes and since that time Col.
Wilkinson has written Mrs. Wilk
inson about the decoration. He is
in the army medical corps.
Mrs. Wilkinson and children,
Martha and Bill live in Winston-
Funeral Held For
John Paul Jones,
Killed By Car
Funeral services for John Paul
Jones of Madison, who was killed
when struck by an automobil m
driven Jjy Ralph Sands of Walnut
Cove. Rt. 2. Saturday night, wore
held Monday afternoon at Bethes-
J. A. Welch Dies
J. A. Welch died at his home
at Walkertown. He was formerly
of Stokes. Survivors: B. W., J.'
L. and T. M. Welch of Walnut
n(:i snow winner
1 By E. S. STOKES,
i County Agent
;• P.. S. Redding of Rural H U
L (above) exhibited the best dozen
■ eggs shown by adults in Stok-.-t;
- county. His eggs were uniform
in size, color, weight, and did not
contain blood spots, meat spots,
or bloody yolks. This is the kind
of eggs the market is looking for
and these are the kind poultry
i men want to produce.
Mr. Redding has been keeping
poultry for many years and is rec
ognized as one of the best in
Stokes county. He says his 61!
New Hampshire Red hens are pro
ducing the best o* any flock he
, has ever owned. They are laying
an average fo 400 eggs a day
most of which are hatching eggs
and are sold to Brown's Hatchen
at Pilot Mtn. Mr. Redding sells
an average of 6 cases of hatching
eggs each week for §IOB.OO and a
case and one-half of eating eggs
for $22.50. The feed cost is $63
a week. This gives Mr. Redding
a labor profit of $67.50 a week.
The regular mash and grain is
, supplemented with milk.
John A. Williams
Passes Away Friday!
Funeral services for John A
Williams, aged 75, of Pine Hall.,
who died Friday, were held at
the home. "TTev. R. L. Buchanan i
was in charge. Burial was in the
Pine Hall Presbyterian Church
Survivors include the widow,
the former Dora Black well; one
daughter, Miss Mary Williams,
and three sons, J. R., L. O. and
J. A. Williams, Jr., all of Pine i
Hall; one sister, Mrs. R. O. Hor
ney, Trinity; and four grandchil
Ralph Mabe Dies
Ralph Mabe, aged 24, di.d at
his home on Walnut Cove, Route,
,2. following a brief illness.
He is survived by his parent:!, i
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Mabe; six|
sisters. Mrs. Rush Cregger, Wal
nut Cove, RFD, and Vandoln, J
Mary Ruth, Margaret. L?nr and
Polly Ann, all of the home. \!so
! three brothers, Hillory Mabe, IT.
I S. Army overseas, and Billy ard
Bobby Mabe of the home.
Danbury, N. C.. Thui day, March 1, 1945. * * *
Don't Fence North Carolina In!
If Governor Cherry would measure up
to the full stature of the Chief Execu
tive fashioned in the minds of his
friends, he must go all-out for the Hos
pital and Medical Service Bill now be
ginning to languish in the General As
This hospital and medical care bill em
braces the greatest constructive legisla
tion in the history of the State.
The Governor jeopardized the fate of
the bill when he went before the commit
tee and delivered himself as follows: We
quote from the Associated Press:
"Reminded that teachers had a priori
ty on any surplus. Too, he said, many of
the incorporated proposals must be post
poned until some future date."
This sentiment of the Governor to stay
on tiie inside of the budget with refer
ence to the Hospital and medical service
bill, almost insures its non-realization.
It is a disparagement which will inevit
ably influence law-makers' minds ad
North Carolina has had its great War
governors in Vance and Bickett; its
magnificent educational governor in Ay
cock; its outstanding good roads gover
nor in Morrison.
The next greatest Governorship op
portunity is open for Governor Cherry
—that of Health Governor.
Will he accept it?
Health is even more important than
education and good roads.
North Carolina cannot afford longer to
stay so close to the bottom in its service
to its unfortunates. People are now 011
fire from one end of the State to the oth
er over the health situation, when we
have counties like Stokes with no hospi
tal nor health center and only one doc
tor to four or five thousand people.
It is fine and good for Governor Cherry
to be a stickler for economy and balanc
ed budgets as long as the citizens do not
suffer from a parsimonious policy of.the
States with balanced budgets do not
always stand for the ideal service to
North Carolina cannot afford to fall
down on this health program, and our
Governor cannot afford to let it fail—
budget or no budget.
When the poor colonists of 1775 felt
the hand on their throats clenching
tighter, they did not ask for a balanced
6udget before appropriating money to
fight the war.
When Pearl Harbor shocked the souls
of the nation, President Roosevelt and
the leaders of the government did not
wait to balance the budget.
Is the nlirht of the sick and afflicted of
counties like Stokes much less urgent
than those national emergencies?
Thinking men like .Tosenhus Danie'-.
Dr. Clarence Poe, Dr. W. C. Davidson of
Duke University, and hundreds of oth-
of the mo?t eminent citizens of the
State think the health situation is very
s prions and should be taken care of by
+he State at any cost. It is hierh time
Governor and the legislators should
act —all out.
n ON'T FENCE NORTH CAROLINA
New Stokes Laws
In The Hopper
ACTS WITH REFERENCE To COL NT Y W.W BEFORE THE
The following new legislation
has been introduced or passed iii
the General Assembly:
l SB 229 Introduced by Jenkins
and Rogers, Feb. 20.
"To amend Chapter 118 of th-
Public Laws of 1941, making that
Act applicable to Stokes county.'
(Repeals the section which ex
cmpted Stokes from the provisions
of this Aet, which relates to tin
power of the Department of Con
servation and Development to
condemn land for park, forcstr,
and like purposes.) To Counties
Cities and Towns.
Feb. 22, reported favorably by
Senate Committee; Feb. 23, pass
ed 2nd and 3rd readings in Sen
ate; Feb. 24, received by House
and sent to Counties, Cities and
| SB 254—Introduced by Davis,
"To amend Chapter 465 of the
Public-Local Laws of 1939 rela
ting to special deputy sheriffs in
Stokes County." (Would increase
number of special deputies from
1 to 2 and authorize the County
Commissioners to fix their sal
aries and travel allowances.
Would also authorize the Com
missioners to purchase such
automobiles as they find necessary
for sheriff and deputies, automo
biles to remain property of the
County and be paid for out of
the general fund. Deputies not
to charge mileage when they use
the County's cars.) To Counties,
Cities and Towns.
Feb. 22, reported favorably by-
Senate Committee; Feb. 23, pass
ed 2nd and 3rd readings in Sen
ate; Feb. 24, reciived by Housi
and sent to Counties, Cities ami
SB 281—Introduced by Davis
"To fix the salary and allow
ances for the Clerk of the Su
perior Court of Stokes County."
(Would fix salary at §2,400 per
year for his duties as Clerk and
authorize additional compensation
of §3OO per year for his duties .is
Judge of the Juvenile Court.
Clerk would be authorized to em
ploy an assistant clerk at .>l,ti- o
per year.) To Counties, Cities \-
Feb. 23 -
"To authorize the Board of
County Commissioners ot' Stokes
to adjust delinquent taxes now
due and to taxes which may here
after become delinquent, as well
as notes receivable or other evi
dences of indebtedness directly or
. indirectly due Stokes County.
Statute to apply irrespective of
j the fact that suit has been insti
Numb | 3,791.
i tutid. Prior acts of commission
i era in adjusting delinquent taxes
ratified.) To Counties, Cities fc
HB 507—Introduced by Mar
■ shall, Feb. 21—
t "To appoint a mayor and a
board of commissioners of the
Town of Walnut Cove, in Stokes
County, and to provide for the
• future elections of those officers.
. (Would appoint Elkin Smith may
, or, and M. O. Jones, R. R. Mills,
M. X. Wheeler and J. L. Welch
commissioners, until first Monday
in July, 1947. Mayor and four
commissioners to be elected bien
nially, beginning in June, 1947,
elections to be held under the
, general laws regulating municipal
I elections. Deeds and acts hereto
fore performed by the mayor and
commissioners would be valida
ted.) To Elections and Election
SB 265—Introduced by Davis,
"To adopt, and declare legal
and valid, the svstem of indexes
established in the offices of the
Clerk of the Superior Court and
the R.gister of Deeds if Stakes
County and to relieve the Clerk
of the Court and the Register o£
Deeds from any liability because
of any errors that may exist
therein." (As title indicates.) To
Counties, Cities and Towns.
( > Mrs. Martha Gate wood
Dies At Madison, Rt. 2
Mrs. Martha Ann Gatewood,
aged 65, widow of George W.
Gatewood, died at the home of a
daughter. Mrs. Elbert Wray. Mad
ison. Route 2, after a serious ill
ness of three days.
Mrs. Gatewood was born in
Stokes county, July IS, a
daughter of Henry and Lishia
Wilkins Kington. She spent hor
entile life in Stokes county.
Surviving are three daughters,
Mrs. Elbert Wray of Madison,
Houte 2; Mrs. J. S. Carlisle of
1 Mayodan and Mrs. J. H. Jordan
of Franklin Springs, Ga.: four
sons, J. H., W. D. and Elbert
Gat wood of Madison, lit. 1. and
(.i. B. Gatewood of Stokesdp.le, Rt.
1; grandchildren and six great
TWO NEW CLERKS FOR
I I .Of" \|j RATIONING HO ARD
v Edith Dunlap of Walnut Covo
- and Catherine Hill of Sandy Ridsjo
I have accepted positions as clerks
- in the Rationing Office rc
r placing Mrs. Ruth Turner and
. Jane Crews. Mrs. Turner will
II join her husband. Pfc. Clay Tur
■ ner at Camp Bowie, Texas. . 4