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PAT DAT WAR ^ BOND DAY STOP SHMOmt?SAVt tKHlAMS THE ENTERPRISE . OVER THE TOP FOR VICTORY UNITED STATES WAR BONDS-STAMPS VOLUME XLY?NUMBER IS Williamiton, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, June 5, 1942. ESTABLISHED 1899 Community Raises $119.79 For Cancer Control Movement Most of Amount Will Be Used To Carry On General Research Work ? A total of $119 79 was raised in this community by the Woman's Field Army for the promotion of research work and cancer control, it was announced this week by Mrs. Joel Muse, chairman of the fund campaign sponsored by the Woman's Club. Several non-members of the club volunteered their services and actively engaged in the canvass. Mrs. E. Thayer Walker is vice commander of the first district in the Woman's Field Army. Contributions were made by the following: Mrs. F. U. Barnes, $1; Mrs. P. B. Cone, $1, Mrs, Wheeler Martin, $1; Mrs. Jim Ring. *1: J. C. Eubanks. $1; Dean Speight, $1: W. K Parker, $1: Mrs. John L. Rodgerson, $1; Mrs. J. G. Staton, $1; Mrs. J. V. Champion, $1: Mrs E. P. Cunningham. $1; Mrs Ellen Watson, $1; Proctor Shop, $1; Frank Margolis, $1; Irving Margolis, $1; Clark's Pharmacy, $1: Peele's Jewelry Store, $1; R H. Goodmon, $1; Norman Harrison, $1; Gay lord Harrison, O L. Willard, $1: Miss Helen Johnsbn, $1, Dr. W. C Mer rer, $1; Harcom Grimes. $1; Soda Shop, $1; Dr. E T Walker, $1; I. T. Fowden. $1; B. S. Courtney, $1; J. L. Hassell. $1; Mrs. Charlie James, $1; A. J. Manning, $1: Mrs. H. D. Harri son, Sr., $1; Dr. A. J Osteen, $1: Mrs. J C. Parkin, $1: Mrs. W H. Coburn, $1; Mrs. John W. Hardy, $1; G. H. Harrison, $1; Mrs. G. H. Harrison, $1; Mrs J. T. Barnhill, $1: Mrs. R. J Peele, $1; Mrs. N C Green, $1: Mrs. P H. Brown, $1; Mrs. J A. Eason, $1: Mrs. D R Davis, $1; Mrs. C. A. Harrison, $1; Mrs L B. Wynne, $1; Mrs. Herman Bowen, $1; Mrs. Abner Brown, $1; Mrs C. G. Crock ett, $1; Mrs J. M. Saunders. $1; Mrs._ Joel Muse7~$l; Mrs. W. C. Manning, Jr., $1; Mrs. J. H. Edwards, $1: Mar tin-Elliott. $1: Marvin Britton, $1; William Gurganus, $1; McClees Giucery Sum1, si, ivirs. Irving Iviar golis, $1; Mrs. H. B Thompson, $1; Mrs. F M Manning, $1 50: Mrs Ed win Peele, $1; Roy McClees, $1: J. H. Edwards, $1; Landy Griffin, $1; D R. Davis, $1: Wig Watts. $1 R L Coburn, $1; Miss Mary Taylor, $1; C. R. Mobley. $1; I, B. Wynne, $1; J. Sam Getsinger, $1; Clarence Griffin, $1; Paul Simpson. $1: D V. Clay ton, $1: Hugh Horton, $1. Rogue Slade. $1: Garland Coltram, $1; Mrs. A R. Dunning, $1; Dr. J D Biggs, $3; Mrs. R L. Co burn, 75c; Mrs J. W Watts, 25c: Mrs. C. U. Roge rs, 25c; Mrs. T. B. Bran don, 20c; Mrs. Herbert Taylor, 25c; Mrs. A J Manning. Jr., 50c; Mrs. C. B. Clark, 5Uc; Mrs. E. S. Peel, 50c; Mrs John W Manning. 50c: Mis. L,. P Lindsley, 75c, Mrs. B T Hurley, 25c; Mrs. Mary Andrews, 50c; Mrs. Earl Wynne, 25c; Mrs. L T Fow den. 25e; Mrs. Clyde Manning, 12c; Mrs. J. B. Taylor, 35c; Leroy Savage, 30c, Mrs. W. J. Smith, 25c: Mrs Tal ly Garris, 50c. Mrs. Flank Weaver, 25c; Miss l?renc Weaver, 75c, H B Hargett, 50c; Mrs Kathleen Sher man, 50c; R. A. Watson, 50c; Miss Julia F. Everett, 50c; Miss Ruby Johnson. 30c; Miss Grace Barnhill, 50c; A L Midyette, 50c; Mrs. Tom Barnhill. 50c; Mrs. Gertrude Ander son, 35c; Miss Mary C. Whichard, 50; Miss Carrie Whitford, 50c; Mrs. R. G. Harrison, Jr., 50c; Mrs J, A Man ning, 25c; Mrs. H. S Manning, 35c; Mrs. Delia Green, 25c; Mrs. J. I. Eagles, 50c; W J Hodges, 50c; Mrs. W. E. Warren, 25c; Mrs. Ed Trahey, 25c; Mrs. T F. Harrison, 50c; Mrs. V. J. Spivey, 50c; Miss Edna Harrison. 25c; Mrs. Kate York, 25c: Mrs. G. G. Woo lard, 25e; Miss Edna Rawls, 25e; Mrs. Leman Barnhill, 35e; Mrs. Coy Roberson, 19c; Mrs. Garland Col train, 25c; Mrs. Aubrey Ange, 50c; Mrs. C. D. Pittman, 23c; Mrs. David Modlin, 30c; Mrs. Roy Ward, 25c; Miss Katherine Bradley, 25c; Mrs. C. G. Crockett, Jr., 25c; Mrs. Daisy Pope, 50c; Mrs. Sallie Jones, 10c; Mrs. J. F. Thigpen, 10c; W. R. Banks, 50c; Mrs. W. R. Banks, 25c; Mrs. Travis Martin, 22c; Mrs D V. Clay ton, 20c; Bob Leggett, 25c; Mrs. Dred Darden, 5c; Mrs. Jack Booker, 25c; (Continued on page six) ?, Horn Blower Fined In Mayors Court Needless, and incessant horn blow ing drew the condemnation of the law here last evening when Justice John L. Hassell slapped a $10 fine and costs on Will Stilley, colored man, and laid down other condi tions to be met by the defendant. On a recent afternoon, Stilley, in the absence of his brother and own er of an old car, took the machine and started a long joy ride. Up and down the streets and around the blocks, Stilley drove, blowing almost incessantly one of those musical horns. Disturbed and provoked, sev eral residents complained and Stil ley was stopped. Examining the car, officers found that it was equipped with improper brakes. In addition to the fine, Stilley was directed to have the brakes repair ed and turn into the court the musi cal horns. A 30-day road sentence was suspended on condition that the horns be turned over to the court. Dry Weather Approaching the Serious Stage for Farm Crops The weather, aggravated by the absence of rain for two weeks, is horning in on war discussions and the situation is rapidly approaching what many farmers describe as a serious stage. Tobacco and cold corn are believed to have been damaged while gardens are drying up almost j throughout the county. Despite dry | weather conditions, the Irish potato crop now being dug in this county is far better than many expected. Tobacco leaves are running out to a straight point and low stalks are now in prospect. While dry weather is approaching i a serious point in this county, there j are neighboring sections where no i rain at all has fallen since many of the crops were planted weeks ago.! Tobacco and corn have hardly start ed growing, some farmers say. A check on the rainfall reflects a serious situation. In April, the month of showers, there were only two rains recorded and they totalled only 1.34 inches. There were only 2.42 inches recorded in May, the last rain of any consequence falling on May 22nd Through May of this year, only 11^34 inches of rain had been record ed on Roanoke River at this point. In 1941, the total rainfall for the first five months was 12.81 inches, and in 1940 the total through May was 12.32 inches. The average for the first five months in each of the years from 1933 to 1940 was right at 20 inches. One dry season has follow ed another since 1939 when 21.82 inches of rain fell in the first five mont hs Farmers say that there is little or no moisture stored in the land, and j that a long dry season will be ruin ous. SEWING ROOM In an effort to avoid conflicts with social affairs, the schedule of hours for keeping the Red Cross sewing room has been changed, the chairman announc ing that the room will he open each Tuesday from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. and each Tuesday evening from X to 10 o'clock. A large shipment of sewing materials is expected shortly and it may be necessary to increase the hours later. At the prrsenl time there are about eight or ten faithful workers reporting for duty while a few others are car rying on the work al home. Judge Robt. Coburn ("alls Seven Cases In The County's Court Coxh?Violator?Nrni \y?Fifty Dollur* To Transport A Pint Short Dintaiirr ? With the mercury holding forth well up in the nineties, the regular session of the county recorder's court was a rather listless one, the proceedings dragging to a close three hours after it was convened by Judge Robert L. Gob urn with Solicitor Paul D. Roberson at the prosecutor's ta ble. Judge Coburn called seven cases during the session which was at tended by a larger crowd than us ual Why the crowd was larger could not be explained immediately as the proceedings were certianly not i of a sensational nature. The court took minor violations and handled them in a big way, but the court did not score very high in getting con victions. The evidence offered?in several cases just would not stand | the ^cid test of justice and the de fendants were dismissed. The high spot in the proceedings was reached when Rufus Locke was directed to pay a $25 fine and the costs in the case charging him with transporting illegal liquor. It was pointed out in the evidence that Locke had only a pint of the illegal brand, but technically it was a vio lation of the law and it cost him al most $50 to transport the pint only a short distance. Badly frightened when arrested, Locke told the ar resting officers that he bought the pint from Smith Edward Dolberry. The officers, using the evidence of fered by Locke, arrested Dolberry and charged him with violating the I liquor laws, The evidence, it? ruled by the court, hardly supported a conviction, and Dolberry was re leased. The case charging Jake Brannon with larceny and receiving was nol prossed. Charged with disorderly conduct, C. S. VanLandingham pleaded not guilty and was found not guilty as charged ^ ? ? Neither admitting nor denying his guilt, Robert Short, charged with larceny, was adjudged not guilty. John Ben Wiggins entered no plea in the case charging him with an as sault with a deadly weapon. He was adjudged guilty, the court suspend ing judgment upon the payment of a $25 fine and the case costs. Pleading not guilty in the case charging him with drunken driving, Wheeler Smith was adjudged guilty He was sentenced to the roads for (Continued on page six) REPORTS Alvin M. Huty, popular Rob ersonvllle resident and well known county citizen, who was the first Martin County married man to volunteer for service In the Officers' Traininc School, is now struct line with a soldier's basic traininc in or around Fort Bract- Mr. Hasty volunteered some time aco, but was notified only recently to report lor the basic traininc. Lea vine with a toodly number of selectees this week, he will play the role of a buck private for three months before enterine the special Strict System For Rutioniii" Gasoline Scheduled for July I'liin Will hliuiiiuiK- Ml 'V* C.aril* \ml limit Allowaiiro Virtually admitting that the pres ent system has not measured up to expectations in conserving gasoline and precious rubber, federal author ities this week announced a new and far more strict rationing system for the East Coast and possibly for the entire nation. The new plan will eliminate "X" cards and will restrict travel on all vehicles. On an average . the new system will allow an esti mated travel of 2,880 miles annual ly, but the. minimum will possibly tie as low as 720 miles or less per year. The value of the units has not been determined. It is earnestly honed that tlv ra tioning authorities will issue uni form regulations for the new system as there has been much confusion and misunderstanding since the cur rent plan was placed in operation a few weeks ago. The program will become effect ive during the first week of July. War Production Chieftain Donald M. Nelson said no decision has been reached yet whether to make ration ing nat lonwide, t Representative Alfred F Beiter, I)., N. Y., said, however, he under stands nationwide rationing will be undertaken on July 15th. He said he obtained this information during a conversation with Oil Coordinator, Harold I. Ickes. 'The permanent East coast plan calls for three classifications of cards ? "A", "R" and "C" -which will de termine how much gasoline a motor ist will be a We to buy. "A" cards wilt go to everyone. They will contain six pages of eight units each. The first page will be marked "I" and will be good for 60 days. ' B" cards will be issued on the basis of need. They will have 16 coupons?two pages of eight cou pons each. Holders of "B" cards al so will get an "A" card. The "B" card may carry an expiration date. "C" cards will go to doctors, nurses and to a large segment of motorists who obtained "X" cards? unlimited supply?under the tem (Continued on page six) Officers Capture Odd-Sized Plant Raiding in Hamilton Township not far from State Highway No. 11, County ABC Officers J. H. Roebuck and Roy Peel assisted by ABC Offi cers Ward and Taylor from Pitt County, captured an odd-shaped still. Referred to as being of the bungalow type. Officer Roebuck said that it was of one-story build with a jump. The kettle, made out' of copper, measured 14 1-2 by 19 inches and was 10 inches high plus the 2 1-2 inch jump. It has a capacity of about eight gallons. Planned on a small scale, the plant had only forty gallons of beer on hand and that was made with mo lasses. Improving Rural Roads In County Turning from the main highways and the beaten paths, highway forces are making considerable progress in an improvement program for strict ly secondary roads in this county. Several of the routes have been wid ened and improved during the past few months, and work is now in progress on the route from Holly Springs church to N. C. Highway No. 171. About three miles of the road have been widened from the church toward Farm Life during the past three weeks, District Engineer Dew ey Hayman stating this morning that it was planned to complete the proj ect within the near future. Two cans can now pass on much of the road without one or both tak ing to the ditches. UNCLE SAM BATTLING TO UPHOLD America's Freedom THE 25TII WEEK OF THE WAR Army Air Forces Commander Ar nold told a press conference in Lon-1 don that United States fighter and bomber planes will soon join the [ oldish Air Force in bombing Ger-1 many U. S pilots will have their own air fields and ground crews he said "W, shall hit the enemy hard and relentlessly until Ins military power has been broken," Gen Ar nold said It is obvious that no of-1 tensive against Nazi-occupied Eu rope can succeed without air super iority and we mean to have it." Army Services of Supply Chief Somervell, also in Ismdon said U s. and British officials are working on a program to standardize military equipment, including tanks audi planes, SO Such equipment may be exchanged freely Chief of Staff I Marshal said American troops are landing in England and they Willi land in France." 1 Production Under Secretary of War Paltersonl leported the President's goal of ?0. <> " Planes l!M2 will be surpassed I > a substantial margin," and tank and ammunition production are keeping pace with schedules He said army ordnance monthly dcliv ,m' 458 '"IK'S as great as two years ago The WPB said production "f i?w machine tools is 72 per rent above last year. ' Army Expansion and Training th5r "f Staff Marshall announced! there will be nearly 4,500,000 soldiers I under arms by the end of 1042 r tlur than 3.600.000 as originally! > aimed at the star of the war Dm - mg the past four works alone the -fW-mrcugih has hcOn inereas'dl b.v 300,000 men. he s.ud The Civd Aeronautics Administration called '"I yollllllrers to I... ir-..n,.f) |n|| pilots in the Army Air Forces. The Kbdor training is open t? ,8 35 holding pilot I,censes of private I g'ade or higher, to graduates of the ,,, ,no imd >"l,,ts complet ing 200 or more glider flights The War Department said medical students who have completed ad vaneed ROTC courses and have bce? accepted as matriculants in an ap proved school Of medicine will be and "T1"''"1 S,,''und Lieutenants J and Placed on a deferred duly sta ins The Senate completed congress 'una action on a hill increasing the "umber of cadets each member of I tongross may appoint to the ir s Military Academy from three |? I '"III. and increasing authorized ?'length of the cadet Corps from I ?It") to 2 4IIII The Army reported nine infantry divisions will |)(. ,,r. ganized before the end of August Selrctiyr Service Slid r "f Education atudi liaker reported about 43(1,0(1(1 men have hi er, icjeeted for Armv n7nC' s"J"r ,M*aus" "f illiteracy. ? those, 250,000 are physically fit He said a program is being worked I out to give the "functionally illiter ate basic training in reading writ ing and arithmetic The President told a press conference such rejects have a low mental level because of lack of opportunities Tlicy need to be helped through improved nutri tion and possibly through a manual I vocational training process, he said Navy The President asked Congress for an additional $000 million for ex pansion of naval aviation and of warship tonnage The Senate pass Td iUKLscut lo the Hons.. ? hill ;n. thorizuig -Wuj Navy?f?- acquire 24 I nonrigid blimps, raising the present limit on the number of such ships to 72 The Navy Department authoriz ed enlistment of 10,000 additional college juniors, seniors and gradu ates between 18 and 28 for Reserve Midshipman training leading to com (Continued on page rix) 1 Exonerate Bailey In Fatal Accident! Finding no probable cause of guilt, Justice J. L. Hassell in a formal hearing here last evening dismissed the case charging Warner Augustus Bailey, Jr., with reckless driving, the action exonerating the young man of blame in connection with the au tomobile accident in which John Henry Teel, colored man. lost his life early last Sunday morning near Bear Grass. Bailey did not take the stand in hit own behalf, but witnesses said that^he car struck the open end of a cdri fart in the road, causihg it to I swerve to the other side where the driver lost control. The car turned over on its side in a ditch, catching Teel's head under the back seat. Suffering a broken neck, Teel died in the hospital early Sunday eve ning. It was estimated that Bailey wa* driving about 50 miles-am hour as he approached the sharp curve in the road, the witnesses adding that he slowed down to make the turn. No speedometer was on the: car, and the speed was not definite ly determined. There was no evi-1 dence of drinking. Four Of Twenty-Four ? ; : ?! ? -.; .??? - Men Enter The Army Illiteracy And Poor Physical Condition Disqualify 20 Men Fourteen in Rn'nil (iroup ?>f J SrliTlci's Could INcillicr Knul Nor \\ rilo It cannot bo classed as a spot hap pening, but in the trend of events the rejection of twenty of twenty - four men reporting for duty in the armed service rates as big news es pecially in the eyes of those young men who either struggled to gain The rudiments of education 01 vseic directed to the school by thoughtful parents and who are now being call ed upon in big numbers to do the lighting while the ignorant remain at home. Nearly 84 per cent of the group of twenty four colored draftees report Tug some few days ago from this | county to the Army induction cen ter are now back home with a free ticket to safety virtually guaranteed them Fourteen of the twenty to re turn were rejected because of "low literacy standards," the other six being rejected on account of physi cal disabilities. As many as fifty per cent of a group of selectees to report to the induction center from this county have been rejected, but this is tht1 first time when nearly all of a single group were sent hack home and classes as unfit to defend or fight for their country Add to the number of rejectees those who have been ruled out on account of social diseases or other causes, and the sit uation reflects an even more serious problem when it conies to g'Mting men, ho nest - to - good ness men, to de fend and fight for country. II is estimated that 600 men in the fust?three registratinnr. hit unable' to pass minor literacy tests, and in the nation, as a whole, the number of rejectees is running close to half million men. Tin? facts in the cases are now known, and the individuals are hard ly responsible for the serious situa tion in every case. The names of the four colored se lectees to "stick" at the Army indue lion center recently are: Octavis Sta .tori, Isaiah Short, - John Thomas Rhodes and Joseph Carr Eborn. Names of the rejectees are: Aulander Brown, Robersonville. Charlie Collins, RED 1, Oak City. Charles Edward Hill, Jamesvillc. Kelly Purvis, Robersonville Abram Jones, Williamston. Jesse Burfield, RED 1, Oak City. Fate Little, Robersonville. Robert Mitchell, Williamston Octavis Daniel, Williamston. AiTTuTr Dugan, RFI) 1, Williamston King Limucl Council, Oak City. Lnrcn/a Council, Jr. RED I, Beth el Julian Smith, Dardens. Percy Tyuer, RED 3, Williamston. OK Harrison, RED 1, Roberson ville. George Daniel Lynch, RED 1 Oa City Roland Thompson, RED 3, Wil hamston. Randolph Taylor, RFD 2, Robe! sonville. James Edward Smithwick, RED Williamston Clinton Davis, RED 2, Willianu ton. Jamesville Hunter Is Accidentlv Shot Harold Williams, young Jamos viI It* white man, was painfully but not seriously stiot while hunting snakes on Roanoke River, a short distance from Jamesville. The shoot ing was. accidental". Riding in the stern of their small dugout, Otis T. Hardison saw a snake and tried to point him out to Wil liams. When Williams failed to see the snake, Hardison reached for his .22 rifle ^nd the weapon was acci dently fired, the bullet striking Wil liams a glancing blow on his seat. Williams told Hardison he had been shot, but Hardison begged to differ with tiim at first. When the blood started spurting from the wound, Hardison turned the boat?toward "hoTTTr^aTTfT rushed the victim to a doc tor here. Williams is abJe to be out. Legion Will Elect Officers Monday In a special meeting at the hut on Watts Street here, the John Walton Post members of the American Le gion will elect their ne^v officers for the coming year. It was also an nounced that other important busi ness will be discussed at the meet ing and all members ar^ urged Xo be present and tafce part in the elec tion and the discussions. Mr. J. R. Winslow, of Roberaon ville, has ably served the Post as its commander for two terms and it is understood that he will not be a candidate for re-election. I I.TIMA'ITM | V ) Judge Robert I.. Coburn is sued a solemn ultimatum this week from the beneh, and all vagrants will either go to work or go to jail. "In these perilous times everyone should be con tributing his every effort to the war," the judge meaning that there is work to be done 011 the home front in support of the fighting forces 011 the battle front. The sheriff, deputies and members of local police forces were ordered to make a check on the loafing centers, round up the apparent parasites and put ?them in coutt wnere tney are lo show cause why they should not be sent to the roads. Reports void of details as yet, state that the check is now underway. Lir^r Number Hoy s And (?irls (Graduate I ii ('.utility's Schools (Juihk a Few of Thrill To lle Inrn For l?o*t (>railiiale \\ ork in Twelfth (iradc Comparative records were not available immediately, but it is the belief of school authorities that the county high schools graduated one of the largest if not the largest groups of seniors in their history. De creases were apparent ui some of the schools, while other graduating .classes were larger than usual Rob ersonville led tin- county with 52 graduates, 26 girls and 26 boys. Tiny.- wi" 1 t.Oiil III 11.'J In 111.'. a | n ty. the girls h ailing numerically H7 to 75 Quite a few of the young folks are planning to return for post graduate work in several of the schools next fall. The schedule will be based part ly on the new twelfth grade that is being created The names of those vyoung men and wome who were graduated in the six county high schools last month are j.vi|..ilV, Jamesville Hoys Roy Stallings, j Harold Ange, Tilrnon Modlin, Hosea J Fagan, Elmer Modlin, Jr., Herbert Gardner, Jr., Alfred Glass', Ghurman Ange, Arthur Wallace Lilley. Girls Dorothy Ange, Ella V mo mi Ange. Brttie lla/.el liolhday, Esta Martin, Rosaly11 Mi/elle, Beulali Modlin. Eu nice Modlin, Marjorie Berry Oliver, Frances Wallace, Mercedes Waters. Bear Grass Girls: Ruth Evelyn Ferry, Naomi Brown, Bessie Harri son, Olivia Rogerson. I .aura l.eggett, Evelyn Cowan, Lucille Jones Boys Ruins Gurganus, William Harrison, Milton Malone, Levi Harrison, Hen i v White, Asa Ta> i< u Williamston C J iris Mildnd Small wood Biggs, Beatrice Cherry, Mamie Audrey Coburn. Evelyn Grace Griffin, Betty Rose Gurganus, Nellie Clyde Gurganus, Audrey Har dison. Rena Ewell Howard, Marian Franklin Hurley, Myrtle Elizabeth Jones, Nannie Gray Manning. Ethel Mane Booie, Mary O'Neal Pope, Bes sic Arnette Newborn, Daisy- Mae Strawbridge, Garnetta Swanson, Mary Madelyn Taylor, Anne Cath erine Turner, Emma Belle Ward, Sara Elizabeth Wiird, Mary Edwards Warren, Edna Mae White. Boys: James Q ('{"?'"V', Ottn Bill I Col train, James Andrews Criteher, Wil liam Griffin, Irving Daniel Gurgan us. Joseph Saunders Gurganus, Thor on Russell Gurganus, Robert Bryan Jones, Vernon Carlyle Langley, HI, James Leggett. Jr. Da Vict Frank Lil ley, Charles Thomas Mizell, William Alfred Roberson, Charles B. Roger Robert Warren Sullivan, James son. ..., ...... wuaii i\ iciyjiM Jr. Joseph Warren, Jr., Bcnjami Russell Weaver Roberson villi Girls: Eloise An drews, Mullie Ayers, Holly Bailcj Mary Bland, Elsie Biggs, Ruth Buni ,nK. Frances Bryan, Elizabeth Croon Frances Crawford, Juamta Edmond son, Susan Edinondsun, Hilda Evei ett, Josephine Everett, Esther Housi Elinor Glynn James, Evelyn Jcnkin: Virginia Keel, Doris Little, Mar (Continued on page stx) UNANIMOUS Abnul ten years ago Woodrow Tier, the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Noah T. Tlce, underwent an operation for appendicitis in a Washington hospital. 1-ast Monday, Mr. Tier's youngest son, Justus, underwent a sim ilar operation in the hospital. During the meantime the eight other members of the family, in cluding Mr. and Mrs. Tlce, un derwent operations for appendi citis. "It's unanimous now," Mr. Tiee said on a friendly visit here yesterday, adding that for good measure he had undergone two operations himself. Justus is grttlng along all right and Is ' expected home next week. Major Naval Battle Reported Raging In Pacific Off Midway Kn^ii^'iiiriil I- Vflrriualli To KaiiU On \ln?*kn uiul Mi<lwa> Inland A major naval buttle in tin- Pao fif was reported today between strong Jap forces and Allied soa pbwer. the action coming as an after math to daring raids made by Jap planes on Dutch Harbor in Alaska and Midway Island. Few details on the naval ongageirnvit could bo had immediately. but early reports claimed that a Jap aircraft carrier and a Jap battleship had been dam aged It was fairly certain that-the carrier was -the one bearing planes f??r the attack on Midway yesterday. I he attack on Dutch Harbor brings the Pacific war closer home to Americans. It was tin fn-^t :>jr at tack on the continent. Secretary of War Stimson later frankly warning that additional attacks at American territory wa re very much to be ex pected The secretary would not speculate as to when or where the attacks might come. "Directing one bombing attack against Dutch Harbor and follow ink with reconnaissance ships, the Japs arc believed to have merely been testing the strength of the Am erican defense in preparation for a large scale drive later on. Several warehouses were fired, hut the cas ualties were tew and the damage was not great. No report on the Mid way .attack, telling about damage and casualties, has been released by the War Department That the raids were made as reprisals for the at-' tack on Tuyko several weeks ago was discounted in semi-official quar ters On other fronts, the news is spot ted China, is in .1 desperate condi tion .and there is appearing a feeling that the -Chinese have been deserted | by the Allies. The need for help has Immii stressed time and again, and jir gent appeals for aid were ftirift:ted to Hilt nn vestrrdav The .lips ..re r?,n tinning then drive into vital Chi nese areas Reports state that the Japs are using poison gas against the Chinese, the action bringing a threat direct from President Roose velt who warned the Japs that if they persisted in fighting that way. the United States w ill reply in the same kind and in full measure The Pres ident also warned the Japs that a gas attack against China would be re ed States. Despite terrific odds, the Chinese continue to fight, killing H, 000 Japs yesterday Late reports from the Pacific area indicate that tin- battle off Midway yesterday was only a preliminary engagement as compared to what is believed in .the making It is likely that a full scale attack is being plan ned against another Pacific post of the Allies, that the Midway battle was not included in tin original plans In the soutbWe.t Pacific Allied subs have been making progress in ncent days Several Jap ships, in cluding. a * large trmrs|>nrt believed to have been crowded by 12.000 Japs was sent to the. bottom along with 2.1,000 tons of other Jap shipping. Six Jap subs have also been sent to the bottom in Australianwaters during the past few days. Activities on Russian battlefroiits are limited with the exception of lo cal fighting. Valuing her supply routes, Russia sent strong air forces ? gainst German-held bases in the fai North with much success and re lieving pressure on the- supply line to Murmansk. The RAF is still hammering away on Gentian points?and along?the French coast-. ?Three raids were 111 progress today following knock-out i blows at Cologne and Essen earlier in the week A late report stated that an attack on Trondheim damaged two big German warships, including the Admiral Hitler. Germany has replied to the recent -raids, but after a weak fashion (Continued on page six) 1 Mrs. Thomas Hardy Died Late Tuesday Mrs, Mary Griffin Hardy, widow? of Thomas Hardy, died at the home of her son, Mr. A L. Hardy, in Bear Grass Township late last Tuesday night following an illness of long duration. Diabetes and complications resulted in her death. The daughter of the late Ed and Sally Ann Moore Griffin, Mrs. Har dy was born in this county near Rob ersonvillo 78 years ago. She spent a greater part of her life there, mar rying Mr. Hardy in her womanhood. For some time she had made her home in this part of the county. She was a member df the Christian church at Robersonville for a num ber of years and was highly re spected. She leaves two sons, A. L. Hardy and Albert Sydney Hardy, and a brother, Aii'li Giiffin, of Robereon villc. Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock front her late home by Rev. J. M. Perry, her pastor. Interment was in the Bunting cemetery, near Robereon villc.

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