THE DANBURY REPORTER
MISS GRACE TAYLOR
RESIGNS AS CHM. OF
WAR SAVING STAFF
Miss Grace Taylor, chairman of
the United War Fund Drive for
Stokes and also chairman of the
Stokes County War Savings Staff,
is sending in her resignation to
Miss Taylor, who has done a
splendid job of handling Stokes
county's war bond quotas for the
past year, is going into the Navy
WAVES as an officer. She has al
ready enlisted and is expecting
orders to report any day.
These vacancies caused by
Miss Taylor will be filled within
the next few days.
Sandy Ridge Man
Dies Friday Morning-
Eugene Shaffer, aged 76, well
known retired farmer of Sandy
Ridge, oied early Friday morning
at hi s home following an illne?;>
of four months.
The funeral was iieid Sunday
afternoon at 2 o'clock at o;ik
Ridge Baptist Church, Stokes
county, with Rev. J. A. Joyce,
Rev. T. G. William and Rev. S.
R. Ward in charge. Burial was
in Buffalo Cemetery.
Survivors include the widow,
the former Miss Lula Martin; one
son, Jesse Shaffer, Norfolk, Va.;
six daughters, Mrs. Harden Joyce,
Stoneville; Mrs. Neal Vernon,
Madison; Mrs. Fred Amos and
Mrs. Dave Joyce, both pf Sandy
Ridge; Mrs. Paul Amos, Bassett,
Va., and Mrs. Walter Smith, Bal
timore, Md.; 41 grandchildren and
Hermon R. Lawson
Funeral services for Hermon R.
Lawson, of Winston-Salem, Route
3, who died at a Winston-Salem
hospital Monday morning, were
conducted Wednesday afternoon
at 2.45 o clock at the home and
at 1 o'clock at Boyles Chapel
Christian Church in Stokes coun
Rev. Henry Hutcherson of
ficiated and interment was In
the church cemetery.
A son of Columbus and, Lula
Booth Lawson, Mr. Lawson was
born in Stokes county Jan. 23,
jJ9I2, and had resided in Forsyth
county fo rthe past 14 years,'
where he was employed as a me
chanic. He was of Baptist faith. '
Survivors include his mother, j
Mrs. Lulu Watts, four brothers,
Oscar W. Lawson of Winston-Sa
lem; Hermit Lawson of Norfolk,
Va.; Theodle Lawson, Winston-
Salem, Route 3; and R. O. Law
son of the U. S. Army; one half
sister, Miss Norma Watts; three
half-brothers, Henry M. Watts of
Camp Hood, Texas; Kinzy Watts
and Lindsay Watts, botji of Win- 1
jjton-Salem, Route. 3.
TWO STOKES GIRLS GRADUATE NURSES AT MT. AIRY.
ivvisJl M M t
The twenty-third annual g::vl
uating class of the Martin Me
morial Hospital School for Nurs
irg will receive diplomas early in
August. The baccalaureate ser
i mon is to be preached by Dr. C.
N. Clark at the Central Metho
dist Church on Sunday night,
i August 1, followed by tie gradu
ating exorcises at the First Pres
byterian Church on Monday
night. August 2. A new cla33 is
now being enrolled to start train
ing in September.
j The members of the class who
will graduate in August, show
| left to right in the picture, are
! Front row—Misses Mary Divers
Fulcher, Stuart, Va.; Wilma Dos
tor, Atlanta, Ga.; Rachel Kiser,
King; Mattie Reynolds, Brim, Va.;
and Nancy Johnson, Pilot Moun
tain. Misses Ruth Edwards, Mt.
Airy; Madeline Lawson, King;
Ellen Nelson, Troy; Annie Mae
Sparta; and Virginia Beas
1 j This class has one hundred per
cent membership in the reserve of
the American Red Cross Nursing
Service. , „
.. GRAND JURY
State 'of North Carolina,
County of Stokes.
To His Honor Alien H. Gwyn,
j The Grand Jury for the June
term of Superior Court of Stokes
county, 1943, respeciiuny submit
the following report:
j We have acted on bills of in
dictment and all were found to be
true bills exsept one.
SAM J. LEWIS, Foreman.
PAUL TAYLOR LOSES COW
Paul Taylor lost a fine Guerns
ey cow this week on his farm at
jthe Tanyßrd. The cow died of
gating wet clover.
Danbury, N. C., Thur day, June 24, 1943. * *
Thomas \V. Morse, super.itcn
dent of North Carolina Sin..'
parks, was here last Wednesday
A. J. Ellington and L. .y Oib
son made a business trip to Ral
eigh this week.
•** * *
Eilene Newsome is visiting Lt.
'and Mrs. Frank Burton in Greens
Mrs. Earl German has returned
to her home in Elmira, N. Y., af
ter spending several weeks here.
Miss Kate Pyron, librarian at
j Salem College, Winston-Salem.
was the guest of Miss Grace Tay
lor last week-end.
*** * *
| Mrs. Tommy Petrec and sister,
Diane Nelson are visiting rela
tives in Ether, N. C.
w * ■» if *
Mrs. J. s. Taylor is attending
| International Relations Confer
[er.ee at Woman's College, Greens
jboro this week.
* * * ■:> *
Claude Pnddy of Francisco
| was here today.
Mr. and Mrs. G. H, Alford of
I Mount Airy, formerly of Dan
'bury, were here Tuesday visiting
, friends. Mr. Alford i s field su
pervisor for the Emergency Crop
and Feed Loans.
| Leonard van Noppen made a
business trip to Greensboro Wed
A SHOT IN THE ARM
For the enlightenment of the
pert little lady who wondered
about the editorship of the Re
porter, we suggest that she look
at the proper place, as the name
Is always there. And while she's
looking she'll do well to read the
"How to Win Friends and In
jfluence People" oolomn.—As't. Ed
i is f,;STK!> AS A
I Sti.fi" ... r.r.l Uul.ivl l. In
mail, £■>:; >i Marth.i liim ir.
of West:, Id, w.i > v; is lvp'.ii tfil
"mis«in? i:i t :u ' n ii l> * North
Arfic.m v.u zen: it n lie 2ot!i
of March, -t I'tisoiv.r of wir in
Italy, according to an otßcii'l an-
nouncement from the War Do
• partmcnt at Washington.
( Sergeant Inrr.an is a veteran of
nine years' service in the regular
army. He went overseas last sum
mer. The War Department noti-
( fied his mother about the middle
of April that he had been missing
since March 26.
Sgt. Earl R. Priddy,
Wins Third Place
(Special to the Reporter)
Somewhere in Hawaii —May 30
—Sergeant Earl R. Piiddy, son '.f
Louis T. Piiddy oi Westficld,
' was placed third among Oahu's
Red Leg marksmen when he sur
passed all but two of his rival*
in the finals of the Scacost Artil-
lery Rifle Tournament here today.
' j Sharpshooting a neat 285 points
'out of a possible 320, Priddy, who
is 36, lagged but four points be
hind the winner, Sergeant Jimmic
L. Reeder of JoeJton, Tenn. As
runner-up and champion of th'
Pearl Harbor district, Priddy was
awarded an engraved, heavy ster
ling silver identification bracelet,
j The first extensive marksman
ship contest to be held in Hawaii
during wartime, the tourney was
sponsored by the Special Service
I Office, Seacost Artillery Com
Spence Hill of Meadows, who
formerly worked for S H & P W
C„ but now with J. A. Jones Con
struction Company at Knoxville,
Tenn., was here Monday. He has |
been away from Stokes for 6
months. . v.
* Published Thursdays
GETS TEN YEARS
IN SLAYING CASE
FILES APPEAL. TO SUPREME
COURT; BONO SET AT SlO,-
000 OTHER CASES TRIED
The June term of Stokes Su
perior Court, with the lightest
docket in many years, adjourned
Wednesday night at about ten
o'clock after sentence was pro-
nounced on Merton Jessup, who
! was tried and convicted of man
slaughter of Dave Smith, colored,
at Asbury several weeks ago.
Jessup, who has been on triaJ
lor the p:.st two days, was sen
tence;! to in years by Judgf Allen
11. G'.vyn, when the jury •vturncJ
to their box nftci about 15 mil.
utis of c'clibe> nti-in.
An nf |;:1 t'. Hi.- «tt;iron..•
Court w.:s fi!. i |iv J. iii 1 !;:•
't' rn> vs. Tilt cn;ut .-vt .i
• • f. . iii. i, .. W |.; ,
\V.'!S l I.
Other cases disposed of during
.Til Gtv.vn's nut wci.- as f
Leroy Johnson, L. & R., Is
months on roads, IL' months sus
William Case, reckless driving
€0 days suspended.
! Eddie LawsoiT, assault on a fe
male, 6 months suspended sen
tence and cost.
Lester Collins, reckless driving,
60 days suspended and cost.
Cutler Moore, reckless driving,
60 days suspended and cost,
j Miller Gordon, abandonment &
non-support, 12 months suspend
ed and cost.
| Marshall K. Roberts and Jot-
Ray Moore, larceny ami receiving.
6 months suspended and cost.
Mc-f n Jessup. murder ic' 'c>
10 years ml not >iv»- • thnn
,'t ;ivT.« in Stat- penu»j-iaiy at
Hi' i I Appt.:i filed. I
Quaker Gap Church
Homecoming- Is July 4
I The annual home coming of tiu
Quaker Gap Eaptist Church will
be held Sunday, July 4.
Everyone is invited to conic
and bring a picnic lnr.ch.
A program of quartet sin^in:
is being planned for the after
noon. Other singers of the sur
rounding community are invit o!.
Is Below Par
Attendance nt this term >,i
Superior Court is light, consider
ing the importance of the docket.
| The farmers, usually large in at
tendance at court, are busy with
their crops due to the excessive
rains of the last two weeks>.
Lt. Jesse C. Carson, Jr., was in
I t own today. He is the son of
Prof. J. C. Carson, Germanton,
j and Is stationed in Mismasipp.
* * * Number 3,712.
STOKES SCHOOLS ;
WILL OPEN ON
: AUGUST 25
- New 9-Month Term For This
Year Shorter \ttiations For
* Christmas, Kte.
The 1943-44 Stokes schools wit!
L open this year oil August 25
' two weeks earlier than last year
1 ■—according to an announcement
from the office of the Board o£
This earliest beginning >! the
Stokes schools is necessary in or
. der to get the new 9-month term
A1o!1'> with this .;nni»uiiciini!.t
i cimi" th - dist.-.sti lul n- t> tiio
. kid ;: a 11--t tlu-ii- 1 «.Si '. w, . U\,
ui'l i ■■ .;-.run>•!.
Yonih (.'or:* r-r.'.vion
I lie]' at (k i k :■'» i inu'r*
Prii itiv \lapti?e Ch.
:!leetitl:' " t it. CI, i St.' 11
Pritisitiv, Pnjiti -I v trt Ii :•! M. ~
ihuvs w; - held S :r.(lay, Jui.,' Killi
y with a I'corl c rowd of jr. ihahl,.
_ three or four thoUiv'ivj in
Rev. J. Watt Tuttle, among the
15 preachers participating in thej
services, reported a fine meeting
. and excellent attendance under
Mrs. Docie Dodson
| Passes Away At
Mrs. Docie Dodson, wife of
Jerry E. Dodson, died at her
e home at Sandy Ridge, in Stokes
, county Monday night, following a
j. Surviving arc her husband:
tiine sons, Christie K. Dodson, oL'
t Fort Terry, New York; Alex It.
Dodson in Camp Livingston, La.;
Gerry R. Dodson, now n German
prisoner: Giltord W. Dodson oi."
J Fort Jackson. S. C.: L. W. Dod
son, of Liberty, Route 1: 11. C.
k . Dodson. of Madison, Route I;
" F- James and Edsell
Dodson of Sandy Ridge; one
io daughter, Mrs. Otis Moorefield of
Madison, Route 1.
Mie was n member of the Delia
. Methodist Church near Madison.
!. Dick [' niton, Pornwr
j AAA Chief Here,
Now at Athens, Ga.
Joel H. Fulton, who for the
f Past 2 years has been the chief
- clerk of t,le Stokes County AAA',
. is now in Athens. Ga.. where ho
. has accepted a position with the
i, Georgia State Triplc-A office.
? | He was succeeded here by John
.Ray of Walnut Cove.
II Mrs. Leonard van Noppen wis
: ( confined to her home the first of
, ( the week by illness. She to oof
.again, and about ~ , i f
i a; i