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I VOLUME XXXIV
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9 Chairman Jeffress Replies I
ft, Editorial In Last Issue I
H Of Warren Record |j
I WILL VISIT WARRENTON
9 Repljing to an editorial in Jast f
H neks" issue of The Warren Record, If
E B. Jeffress Ciiairman of the IP
'""mmissinn ex- I V
I 2ns status of the Warrenton-11
Lburg road. His letter follows: b
barren Record |t
I ^/have received copy of your 11
rffenI editorial entitled "Hopejt
H lawmakers Will Remember," with c
Imperial reference to complaint of ajc
I road from Louisburg to Warrenton IJ
I ss a Part of Pr0-'ect inv?lvlng a I
Iparallel route to U. S. 1. IF
I -you are mistaken in saying that If
I last week the Highway Commission |1
I iii a generous moment let a con-1t
I tract for only one mile. There were Is
I two projects in Warren County In I
I the last letting?one was surface |c
I treatment of a little over a mile I
I jMr Warrenton toward Afton and I ^
other was the grading of the 11
I balance of the road from a point It
nfar Afton to the Franklin County J
hne. Some weeks previously a con- I *
tract had been awarded for thelfc
grading in Franklin County so that Is
I provision has now been made for a Is
completely graded road up to Fed- I1
eral standards all the way from If
H Louisburg to Warrenton. It is our I
H intention to let contracts for the I*
Wk taainous surface treatment of the I ^
nMe stretch as soon as the grad-11
ing is finished and the top soil sur-|g
facing has had time to thoroughly p
set up. We are under obligation to I *
I the Bureau of Public Roads to)
H complete the road from Warrenton 11
I to Louisburg and it will be done I *
either out of additional Federal 11
funds or out of State funds when!"
the Legislature removes the ban on IJ
road construction. I
"Ever since I have been on the!
'Highway Commission I have tried I
|1' do the best we could with funds I
iavauaoie to improve roaas in warren
county. Our maintenance ap- f
propriation was seriously reduced c
(Continued on Page 6)
Present Senior Play
At Local School On
The auditorium of the John Graham
High School was filled last
night by an appreciative audience
that assembled to witness the gradates
display their histrionic ability
in the senior play, "The Red-Headed
The play, a three-act comedy
fcma, was in itself interesting, and
the acting by the local boys and
Pis made it more so.
The actors knew their parts and
the play went through without any
Comment of several of those who
witnessed the performance indicatthat
the show was eaually as *
Isood if not better than high school
plays which have been given here
in the past. *
Those taking part and the roles (
played by them are given below: *
Mrs. Edith Russell, an austere,
told, haughty, aristocratic society i
*oman ot about 40. Elvina Rober- I
son; Mrs. Oliver Woodruff, a so- s
doty matron in her late forties,
sharp-tongued, insincere, and given i
| to gossip, Helen Hunter; Mrs. Emory f
Scott, a society matron of about t
I lite same age of Mrs. Woodruff,
I told, and sarcastic, with a regal 1
I tearing and manner, Mildred Wil- 1
I son-, Briggs, a sedate, placid, elderly 1
I type of servant with an English acI
ce-it, A. C. Blalock Jr.; Lucia Rus- ?
I ^ a pretty, attractive society girl 1
I 0- IB, Ann Scoggin; Dudley Rus|
sell, a hrPD-,,.
?vc,, uSni-nearted, typical i
I^African lad of 17, with a charm- 1
Personality, good-looking and 1
"toured, though addicted to slang,
^'1 Palme-; Bess Russell, a pretty. 1
acious girl of about 21, with 1
Tdenish manners but extremely J
rible. Prances Reid; Richard
ussell- a sedate, well-groomed, 1
toured man in his forties, with <
|vable disposition, Willis Harrison; '<
je?r>e Garrison, a handsome,
Polished, and attractive young fel- '
aged 24, with straightforward, <
^eeable manners, P. D. Jones;
bel Ashley, a society girl in her 1
twenties, sophisticated, at -11
jtodive, and bitingly sarcastic, 1
^beth Rodwell; Lucille Christy, \ i
i * Pretty and engaging society girl,<
^er early twenties, Nannie Mar- |
ret Brown; Flora Farnum, an In- 1
7e' Pretty, romantic little flapper <
^0t Alvis Kidd.
FILES TELL STORY
AND DELAYS ON
Elberon Citizen Has Been W
That iHe Could Construct 1
Road Promised Years A
DEADLINES NEWS ARTI(
By BIGNALL JONES '
Eleven years ago a prominent i
armer of Elberon bought some steel
tost and wire to erect a fence, but
/anted to wait until the Warren- 1
on-Louisburg road was completed
iefore he fenced his pasture. Yes
erday he said he was still waiting.
And like that farmer, thousands ]
if other citizens of Warren and i
^ranklin counties are still waiting ,
o have the highway commission
arry out its promise made to the
itizens of the two counties a dozen i
'ears ago. ]
The history of hopes, of broken <
iromises are to be found in the ]
iles of The Warren Record cover- I
ng the entire period of the life of :
he Commission, and they make a j
orry story of which the state road ]
tuilding body has cause to feel 1
leep shame. i
Perhaps earlier, but by 1919, The i
Varren Record was advocating the 1
inking of Louisburg and Warrenton j
iy a good road. That was before 1
he State Highway Commission was i
ormed with the stated purpose of i
luilding roads to link the county 1
eats and principal towns of the 1
tate, but the commission had not <
>een long organised before Comnissioner
John Sprunt Hill promsed
the people of Warrenton that i
his road would be built. The enire
story as taken from the files is
oo long to be reprinted. It is (
:iven below in the form of extracts 1
rom news articles, editorials, and
Editorial advocating issuance cf j
>onds to build this road appeared ' 1
n issue Warren Record February' 1
1, 1919. A second editorial dealing I
Registrars And ]
Judges Of Election
Registrars and Judges of Election
or the 14 precincts of Warren (
ounty were appointed at a meetng
of the Warren County Board of
Sections held in the court house '
lere on Saturday at noon. Mem- I
ters of the election board of C. F. 1
Joseley, chairman; Claude M. ,
laithcock, Secretary, and W. J. .
Jishop. Mr. Bishop is the Repubican
In appointing the precinct elec- .
ion officials^ one Republican and
wo Democrats were named in each
vfoomnf TirifVl on Q1 fpmQft DPlUfl
? &V1UVV WAV** M*1 ?
:rat, in place of the Republican in (
he event no Republican files for
iffice in that precinct.
A list of the Registrars and 1
fudges of Election for each of the '
>recincts of the county are given
River?C. M. Hale, Registrar; W.
3. Myrick (D), J. L. Johnson (R>, '
fudges; C. E. Foster (D), alternate. 1
Sixpound?W. W. Haithcock, Regster;
C. F. Burrows (D), E. H. Rus- 1
ell (D), Judges. ;
Hawtrec --J. Russell Ellis. Regis- (
rar; Gid King (D), Marvin Stegall
R), Judges; H. Evans Coleman, al- :
Smith Creek?A. P. Gooch, Regstrar;
Martin Hayes (D), E. L.
3aschall (R), Judges; Geo. Robinion,
Nutbush?John Wilson Jr., Regstrar;
R. S. Watkins Jr. (D), Rob:rt
Paschall (R), Judges; S. J. Saterwhite,
Sandy Creek?W. E. Turner,
Registrar; Willie Bobbitt (D), Rufin
Pendergrass (R), Judges; J. E.
Shocco?Francis Limer, Registrar;
T T>mn?An?V?o VorrtATI Mfl -
' *? ouiiuuguo w/, VVAMVM ...?
jry (D)> Judges.
Pishing Creek?Robert W. Pittnan,
Registrar; Mathew T. Harris
(D), Willie Robertson (R), Judges;
forest Robertson, alternate.
Judkins? Harry O. Fishel, Registrar;
J. V. Shearin (D), Jake Bobsitt
(R), Judges; John P. Leach,
West Warrenton?Roy G. Daniel, I
Registrar; J. E. Rooker Jr. (D), J. I
J. Moore (R), Judges; Edgar Wood,.
Pork?W. E. Davis, Registrar; J
3am King (D), Ed Faulk Alston
Norlina?Roy Hardy, Registrar;
2. B. Watkins Sr. (D), J. P. White
;R), Judges; R. L. Hayes, alternate.
Roanoke?Sidney R. Jones, Regstrar;
L. W. Kill (D), J. W. Read
East Warrenton?J. B. Massen>urg,
Registrar; Prank Serls Sr.
D), W. R. Strickland (R), Judges;
V. H. Bell, alternate.
OUNTY OF WARREN, N. C.
aiting For Eleven Years So
Fence; Still Waiting And
.go Still Uncompleted
CLES AND EDITORIALS
with the same subject appeared in
ts issue of March 28, 1919.
"Road to Raleigh through Louis- ,
aurg will mean much to the town."
?editorial April 30, 1920.
"The most practical route for the
lighway from Richmond to Raleigh
is through Louisburg."?editorial
A-pril 1, 1921.
* * * *
"The General Assembly of 1921
lutTOrized the issuance of fifty million
dollars of bonds for the purpose
Df building hard-surfaced or dependable
roads connecting the county
seats and principal towns of the
state. . . Fortunately Warrenton
Is a county seat and is in the proposed
national highway connecting
she capital at Washington with our
pwn capital. . . New centers of
ictivtities have appeared, new coun;y
seats formed and many flourishing
towns, but in all these changes
Warrenton has remained along the
nain artery of travel, insofar as bang
located in the most direct route
petween the Capital of Virginia and
she capital of North Carolina."?
iditorial April 15, 1921.
Objection to being put on a spur
voiced in editorial May 27, 1921.
"Purpose of act to connect all
:ounty seats."?editorial June 17,
"Warrenton contends that the
\ct directs that the county seats
je connected by a system of roads
inking these county seats and prin(Continued
on page 4)
Brown Talks To
Warren Farmers At.
Educational features of the presmt
Agricultural Adjustment Adninistration
were pointed out by T.
E. Brown, State Director of Voca;ional
Education, to a group of
Warren county farmers meeting in
;he auditorium of the Norlina High
School on Tuesday night.
Mr. Brown stated that the land
that is taken out of cotton and tojacco
production could serve a very
jood need if used to grow soil im
provement crops. He held that
farmers in the future will have more
time to plan and carry out plans
for recreation and entertainment of
the farm family. The time is fast
approaching, he said, when the
farmer will really come into his
own from the standpoint of worldwide
conditions and be able to produce
the right amount to meet the
demand of consumers of the world.
The speaker stressed the importance
of training for rural leadership,
especially among young people
who will be the farmers and leaders
of tomorrow. In closing his address,
Mr. Brown said that agriculture is
looked upon by the present administration
with more favor than by
past administrations and that the
time is here when agriculture and
agricultural teachers should forge
ahead to a bigger and better rural
Mrs. H. B. Bender Sr.
Buried At Ridgeway
" moroi sppviees were held yes
terday afternoon at 3 o'clock at
the Lutheran church for Mrs.
Henry Bender Sr., who died at her
home at Ridgeway Tuesday night
at 11 o'clock. Mrs. Bender was 81
years and six months of age.
The burial services were in charge
of the Rev. Mr. Maebius. Pallbearers
were Philip Bender, Willie
Bender, Henry Bender, Arnold Bender
and Richard Seaman.
Mrs. Bender *s survived by Henry
Bender, R. J. Bender, Mrs. Anna
M. Pay of New York, Mrs. Louise
Seaman, George Bender, Miss
Emma Bender, J. M. Bender, Mrs.
Eva Hchust of New York and Mrs.
Mary Treffs of New York.
REV. BECKWITH TO SPEAK
The Rev. John Q. Beckwith of
Hillsboro will address members of
the Service League tonight at the
banquet given in the Parish House
by members of the Woman's Auxiliary.
Mr. Beckwith is connected
with Vade Mechm camp. While
here he will be a guest of Mr. and
Mrs. C. A. Tucker.
, FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1934
THORNTON OUT r
Macon Citizen Ends Weeks
Of Rumors By Definite
AYSCUE FOR CpRONER
With the announcement of Macon
Thornton that he would! be a candidate
for Sheriff of Warren county,
every elective official in the
court house has one or more opponents
trying to win the favor of
the voters in the June Primary.
Mr. Thornton, Justice of the
Peace, and well known citizen of
Macon, ended speculation that had
been rife for weeks by announcing
definitely on Wednesday that he
would be a candidate.
? ? ? ? tr _i j ?. XI
JBaney Ayscue 01 inez auring urn
week entered the race lor Coroner.
Rumors are Increasing that either
Charlie Fleming, prominent farmer
and warehouseman of Shandy Creek
and Warrenton, or Ed Turner, well
known farmer of Sandy Creek would
enter the race for county commissioner,
but notliing definitely has
been heard from, these gentlemen.
Thirty-six candidates are now in
the running1 and it is expected that
few if any more will announce for
Negro Boy Charged I
With Operating Bus
In Improper Mariner
Improper operation of a school
bus was the charge that brought w
one negro defendant tieforr" Judge b
W. W. Taylor in Recorder's court
on Monday morning, while another a
faced trial as a result* of shooting P
a member of his race-in the foot E
with a shotgun. ri
Copeland Gundy, if school bus
- ^ Ji.a* m _t_l I
driver, was charged witn recKiess u
driving. He was found guilty of fi
driving on the wroiSf side of the w
road and was taxed with court cl
The defendant was jbrought into i?
court no result of teifrtimonj' given 1)
by Harry Kenj'on and W. Y. Person
of Macon. These men said f<
that Gundy operated the school h
bus in a reckless manner and that F
they had been driven off the; high- tl
way between Macon and Vaughan ^
in order to prevent an accident. tl
Julius Banzet, attorney for Gun- c
dy, set up the claim that the 11
Macon citizens; were mistaken as 1
to the identity of the bus driver n
that ran them from the public *
highway. He brought forth, testi- b
mony from his client and from several
passengers of the bus that the b
bus did not pass Mr. Kenyon or ^
Mr. Person on the morning that b
1 * ? J /tlnitviarl
wig pru5ecutiiig wiuicdoco viauticu
that they were driven from the ri
road and that Gundy drives care- b
fully at all times. b
Mr. Kenyon stated that he did
not know the bus driver by name I
but that due to the fact he passed
TTim frequently he knew his face.
He said that he called up Superintendent
of Schools J. Edward Allen
and learned from him the
driver's name. Mr. Person said c
that he was present when Mr. Ken- u
yon placed the call, and that he tl
heard one sid? of the conversa- ii
Mr. Allen testified that Mr. Ken- b
yon called him, asking for informa- b
tion in regard to the number of
two trucks anc. the drivers but that o
neither of the trucks asked about li
traveled from Vaughan to Macon, w
The school man said that he did p
not give Mi*. Kenyon Gundy's g
On cross examination relative to F
the conversation with the superintendent
of schools, Mr. Kenyon F
said that he had some difficulty in
Mr Allan and eot
unun obaiiuuig w
one of his employees to take the
"Well, you don't know what Mr. t<
Allen said, do you Mr. Kenyon?" a
Mr. Eanzet asked. a
"Yes, I do," replied Mr. Kenyon. ii
"I saw my c!erk write down the f<
name he got from Mr. Allen. I n
know he got it right for he gets it
right every time eny one calls for c
a sack of flou." s
The charge of reckless driving b
was amended to driving on the s
wrong side of the road and the de- c
fendant was taxed with court costs, d
Richard Turner, negro who lives s
near the Roanoke River, was ac- C
quitted on a chsrge of shooting
Bud Collins, :iegro, in the foot.
According to evidence brought a
out at trial Monday morning, Col- 11
lins went to the home of Turner a
and provoked the shooting. Wit- b
nesses testified ihat Collins had c
been drinking, and Turner stated
(Continued on Page 6) w
A Happy Angler in
SPBING . . . The photo above hr
but Mabel Claire Strickland, of Dou(
membership in the Bent-Pin League .
liappy childhood season throughout tl
Of Money, Freed
Georgia Shearin, negro woman,
ras released when given a hearing '
efore Magistrate Macy Pridgen on
charge of stealing $90 from a
honograj.il in the home of Mrs.
111a Ellis, resident of North Warsnton,
on Saturday night.
Mr. Pridgen said that there was
lsufficienh evidence for him to
md probable cause and bind the
roman over to Superior court on a
tiarge of entering and stealing.
According to the Warrenton magitrate
V'rs. Ells Drocured blood
ounds from Enfield but the dogs
Tre taken off the track they were
allowing before they went to the
ome of the Shearin woman. Mr.
Tidgen said that this was done, he
bought, 0:11 account of the fact that
Irs. Ellis had received information
hat the negress had been seen
oming from the direction of her
ome and was sure in her mind
bat she bad the right person. The
lagistrate said that a path leads by
Irs. Ellis' home, used by a numer
of people, and that he didn't
jel that he had a right by law >o
ind the negress over to the higher
ribunal on what evidence was
rought before him.
Mrs. Ellis, it will be recalled, was
obbed of $112 by several masked
andits about a year ago while at
Missionary Societies j
To Meet At Serepta j
All the ladies of the Methodist
hurches of Warren county are
rged to attend a zone meeting of
be Missionary societies to be held
i Serepta church on Thursday,
Lpril 26, at 10 o'clock in the mornng.
Every one is asked to bring a
ox lunch and to come on time.
In announcing the time and place
f the zone meeting and urging a
irge attendance, Mrs. John Burrell
said that a fine program is
romised for the occasion, with two
ood speakers, Miss Elizabeth Lamb |
nd Mrs. J. C. Wooten, both ofj
Teacher To Conduct
Test With Fertilizers
Raleigh, April 19.?C. H. Drye,
sacher of Vocational Agriculture
t Macori High School, has made
rrangements with three farmers
i his community to carry on a
artilizer demonstration during the
With the aid of students in his
lasses, he secured and planted
hrubs around the Agriculture
uilding. He also began training
tudents for the livestock judging
ontest, and entered all the stuents
in the essay contest spon
ored by tne iMorcn uaiuima VUbl/U? l
irowers Cooperative Association.
Miss Nancy Ellis of Warrenton
nd Mrs Wallace Mustian of Norna
have returned to their homes
fter spending a week at Washingon,
D. C.t attending a D. A. R.
Mr. John Skinner of Littleton
as in town this week.
on *** -rtr
the Bent-Pin League
ippens to come from the Southland,
glas, 6a., does more than attest her
.. she typifies the opening of another
Notice To Be Given
Growers As Soon As
Checks Reach Here
Notice will be given growers just
as soon as tobacco rental checks
arrive here from Washington, Bob
Bright, county agent, stated yesterday
and pointed out that it was
needless for farmers to call at his
office for their money before receiving
a notice from him that the
money has. arrived.
The job of adjusting the tobacco
contracts was completed last week
and the papers sent to Washington
for approval. Mr. Bright said that
he expected the checks would begin |
coming here within the next few j
Company B Wins
Officers and men of Company
"B," local National Guard unii,
commanded by Captain Claude T.
Bowers, were highly praised and
given a satisfactory rating by Col.
H. G. Davids, inspecting officers,
in the armory on Monday night at
the annual Federal Inspection.
Following the inspection, which
lasted until 9:30 o'clock, Col. Davids
made a short talk before the members
of the organization in which he
praised and congratulated them.
"I am well pleased with the earnest
efforts shown by this company from
the newest recruit throughout the
entire command," he said.
Col. Davids arrived in Warrenton
Monday afternoon and made an in
spcction and partial cnecK 01 equipment
assigned to the local unit,
prior to the inspection of its per-J
sonnel that night. He was entertained
at dinner at Hotel Warren
by Captain Bowers, who had as his
guests Captain L. C. Kinsey, 30th
Division Staff, Mayor Frank H.
Gibbs, former Captain Stephen E.
Burroughs, and 2nd. Lt. William D.
Jones, 321st. Inf. O.R.C.
In addition to the inspecting of-j
ficer, who is senior instructor of
the North Carolina National Guard,
stationed in Raleigh, Captain C. W.
Woodward, 1st. Battalion Instructor,
of Durham, and Staff Sergeant'
B. N. Harrison, of Raleigh, were also
here for the inspection.
Dressed in Melton uniform and
cap, the local organization ma^p a
splendid showing when presented to
Col. Davids promptly at 8 o'clock by
Captain Bowers. For inspection the'
unit was in charge of 1st Lt. Har-1
old R. Skillman and the following
schedule was presented: Presentation
of Company to Inspecting Officer,
Captain Bowers; kitchen detail,
Sgt. H. E. Weldon; in charge
of recruits, Corp. Silas H. Ferkin-j
son: physical drill, 1st. Sgt. George I
E. Weldon; company close order
drill, 2nd. Lt. Andrew J. Hundley:
fipld strinnine of automatic rifle,
Pvt. Roy Haithcock; school of sol-'
dier, 1st. platoon, Sgt. Nicholas B.I
Mustian; manuel of arms 2nd. platoon,
Sgt. Walter V. Cawthorne;;
company bayonet training, Lt. Andrew
J. Hundley; display of equipment,
Corp. Rupert N. Lovell; extended
order drill, squad, Corp:
Douglas M. Mustian; riot duty, j
wedge formation, squad, Corp. Mark
P. Bottoms; combat principals,
squad, Corp. William B. Overby; j
interior guard duty, Sgt. Nicholas B.
(Continued on page 6)
MOST OF THE NEWS
4 ALL THE TIME
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NUMBER I S
Animals Will Be Given To
Tenants For Work On
TEN MULES SENT HERE
Ten of the 1,000 horses and mules
purchased by the state out of the
$1,100,000 relief fund allotted North
Carolina for April have been sent
here to aid in the relief program
that is being carried on in Warren
Jesse Gardner, in charge of relief
work, said yesterday afternoon
that these animals are to be fanned
hv fniriilips dpnenrient nnon eharitv
Arrangements have already been
made with landlords to furnish
land, Mr. Gardner said, and indigent
families will use these mules
on the land that is loaned to raise
crops as directed by the relief administration.
Those being supported by relief
coming through Mr. Gardner's office
will be required to work two
days a week on public projects, plant
a garden and produce a crop. They
are supposed to give two days a
week to cultivation of their own
crops and two days a week to their
landlord or some one else for the
use of a team and other assistance.
The aim of the relief organization
is to make these indigent families
self-supporting as soon as possible.
In the meantime they are receiving
sufficient food to keep them from
starving from the relief organization.
In receiving help through the relief
organization in producing a
crop, the tenant agrees to piant,
cultivate and conserve food as directed
by the relief administrator
and that in the event he does not
comply with the directions of the
administrator that he is not to receive
The landlord furnishing land for
tenants to work agrees that no part
of the tenant's share of the crop
Miss Leach Sues
Taylor For $25 000
In A Mock Suit
Dr. W. W. Tayor is being sued for
$25,000 by Miss Lucy Leach in a
mock breach of promise suit which
wall be held next Thursday night at
8 o'clock in the court house at War:enton.
Proceeds from the entertainment
are for the benefit of the
American Legion Auxiliary and the
The mock trial comes to WarrenrnontYi
monHnH Q C nn in
IU11 illgliiy 1 11UVM MW M?. ?
teresting, enlightening and profitable
form of entertainment. When
staged at Littleton recently, it made
a tremendous hit, according to reports
Miss Leach has secured as her
counsel Joe Pippen of Littleton and
Frank Gibbs and Julius Banzet of
Warrenton. The defendant will be
represented by Robert Kirkland of
Littleton, William Taylor Jr., and
John Kerr Jr. of Warrenton.
Former Judge T. O. Rodwell will
preside over the trial. William
Newell will handle the duties of
clerk. It is expected that Sheriff
W. J. Pinnell or Deputy Lawrence
Robertson will serve as sheriff.
AUXILIARY TO MEET
A meeting of the American Legion
Auxiliary will be held in the
home of Mrs. W. M. Gardner on
Friday night, announcement was
made this week. The meeting was
changed from Thursday night to
Friday night on account of the
senior play which was given at the
John Graham school last night.
Mrs. E. A. Skillman and Mrs. Harold
R. Skillman will be hostesses
I DR. MONTAGUE TO SPEAK
Dr. Cary Montague of Richmond
will speak at a meeting of the
Woman's Auxiliary, which is to be
held in the Parish House on Friday,
April 27, announcement was made
yesterday. Dr. Montague's talk will
be from 12 to 1 o'clock and his subject
will be "God's Purpose for Us."
An invitation to hear Dr. Montague
is extended to the public.
SHERILL PINNELL RECOVERED
Sheriff W. J. Pinnell, who has
been confined at his home in the
Afton-Elberon community for several
weeks on account of pneumonia,
was in Warrenton greeting
friends yesterday. Sheriff Pinnell
said that he, as well as members of
his family, was touched deeply by
the acts of kindness and interest
shown in him by so many people
during his recent illness.