THE KIDS all know where the
schoolhouse is, but just the same
the school bell rings. Many people
know where your business Is; ad
vertising Is the bell you ring.
Thursday Will Be
Sugar Ration Day
Dr. H. D. Meyer
District Gathcrinir of Officers
of Home Demonstration
Council Takes Place of
Home Demonstration Council Of
ficers from five counties, Person.
Orange, Chatham, Durham and
Wak«„ combined pleasure with busi
ness at Chapel Hill in a meeting
held on Tuesday, at which Person
County was represented by the
Council Officers as follows: Mrs. B.
B. Bullock, President, Mrs. Robert j
Anderson, secretary; Mrs. Dan
Whitfield, treasurer; Mrs. C. T. Hall,
Historian, and the Home Demon
stration Agent, Miss Evelyn Cald
This meeting replaced the annual
district session, postponed this year
because of the ban on large con
Reports of work done in the five
counties were given by the Council
President from each county. The re
ports frequently serve as a stimu
lant to promote better work in the
Guest speaker was Dr. H. D. Mey
er of the University of North Caro
lina, who is now' serving as Execu
tive Director of the N. C. Recrea
tion Committee, and who began his
talk by briefly commenting on the
|x>int he considered outstanding in
each of the county reports. He con
gratulated each county on a most
successful year's work, but his talk
was centered around the value of
recreation, saying it should be in
cluded in the daily schedule of ev
-toMpetfufr.i*: fo'.’""‘r’g Dr Meyer's
talk, the Orange County club mem
bers. as hostess, served a delicious
picnic lunch to the delegates.
The afternoon session was high
lighted by a talk by Miss Ruth Cur
rent, State Home Demonstration
Agent, who reviewed the 1944 ac
complishments of club members in
the State, and explained how the
blanket progr: v is prepared for the
monthly meetings of Home Demon
Each County has been asked to
submit recommendations for this
planned program after each club in
the county has had an opportunity
to make suggestions.
The meeting adjourned early to
give the delegates a chance to tour
Better Than Average
Pfc. Robert M. (Tiny) Long, Jr.,
of Roxboro, now with a hospital
unit in Germany, has just sent to
his parents perhaps one of the best
quality Nazi swastika flags ever re
ceived here. The cloth is of better
than average texture and the white
circle on which the black swastika
is sewed is of double thickness,
with the swastika stitched on on
Also in the box were an alumi
num fork and spoon combination,
Joined together, and a high quality
single-blade knife, with an inlaid
swastika decoration in red enamel
on a white background. Case of
the knife is well-worn, particularly
the leather belt-strap. Included in
the package were two copies of the
Nancy edition of the Stars and
Stripes published for the use of
American troops in Germany.
In boxes at top of copies of the
paper are simple language lessons
in French and German to help
American soldiers get what they
want in the way of food.
Two In Germany
Pfc. C. J. White and Tec. Five
Jack White, sons of Mr. and Mrs.
C. C. White, are both in Germany,
according to information received
here today. Another son, Bernard,
is at Gallups Island, Boston, Mass.,
with the Merchant Marines and a
fourth son, Lawrence, is at home,
having served until a few months
ago with the Army in Italy.
- Brother Killed
Pfc. Burtle Shell, of Harlan, Ky.
and brother-in-law of Mrs. James
Shell, of Roxboro, was killed in ac
tion in Germany on April Bth, ac
cording to a message received here.
He volunteered for service Decem
ber 8. 1941 and had been overseas
only two months.
J. W. NOELL, EDITOR
White, Indian And Negro
Schools To Serve As Reg
Home canning registration for'
sugar will take place in Roxboro and
Person County on Thursday, May I
3, at designated public schools be- i
tween the hours of one to five
o'clock, according to announcement;
made today by the Person OPA i
Registrations will take place in
the following schools: Roxboro high
school, Roxboro Central Grammar
school, East Roxboro, Ca-Vel and
Longhurst schools, and Olive Hill,
Bethel Hill. Cunningham, Allens
ville, Mount Tirzah, Helena, Hurdle
Mills, Bushy Fork and High Plains
(Indian) school, and Person County
Training school, where various fac
ulty members will assist with th«
1 Applicants should,go to tire near
est school listed above and take
with them their War Ration Books
4. The completed applications will be
turned in to the local Board from
the schools. After they are approv
cd, the sugar coupons will be mail
ed out to the address shown on the
The co-operation of the public is
requested in that they i the appli
cants) go early and have ready the
required information, as follows:
1. How many pounds of sugar did ,
you use in 1944 for making jams,
2. How many quarts of canned
fruit did you can with sugar in 1
3. How many pounds of sugar did
you use for canning in 1944?
4. How many pounds of sugar did
the Board grant you for home can
ning and preserving in 1944?
5. How manp pounds of sugar will
you use in 1945 for making jams,
6. How many quarts of finished
canned fruit will you can in 1945?
Before using the 5-pound Home
;; CanniEg zv .Coupons a member
j of the family must sign each home
i conning coupon (OPA Form R-342).
The person signing must enter the
serial number of his War Ration
Book Four thereon. For the purpose
i of identifiration. it will be neces
sary for the signer to take his War
i Ration Book Four with him when
: he purchases the sugar. These cou
i pons are not transferable.
At Leasburg For
Presentation of the American
Flag and the Bible given last week
to Solomon Lea School by the Jun
ior Order was by the Rev. B. B.
Knight, of Roxboro, a leader in the
, Order, who spoke in place of the
State Councillor, who was unable
; to attend.
Other leaders at the exercises, in
addition to Marvin Clayton, coun
cillor of Longhurst Council, were
the Rev. E. L. Burgin. pastor of
Leasburg Methodist church, and
Mrs. Penn Noell, principal of the
school. Music was by Roxboro high
school band under Miss Mary Earle
Wilson, director. Much interested
in the progress of the band is
George Connally, of Leasburg, who
was instrumental in having it come
for the Junior program.
Immediately after the presenta
tion of the flag was raised on the
flagpole near the school and was
then lowered to half-mast in keep
ing with current tributes to the late
President Franklin Delano Roose
Capt. Michaels Is
Guest At Club
Capt. Robert P. Michaels, Jr., of
i this City, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. P.
Michaels, who returned to Roxboro
last week after months of service
in India and Burma with the China-
India-Burma Air Forces, was a
guest Thursday night of W. Wallace
Woods at the Rotary club.
Slightly thin, but otherwise un
changed, Capt. Michaels says little
j about his overseas experiences be
yond the fact that life in Burma has
proved the most exciting. He arriv
-1 ed at Miami. Fla., several days be
fore coming to Roxboro. Expected
! here soon is his brother, Lt. Bill
Michaels, of California.
Only Roxboro man met by Capt.
Michaels in India was Pfc. O. Y.
Clayton, Jr., who returned to the
States two or three months ago and
) subsequently visited his parents
here before being reassigned to a
post in the United States. Capt.
. Michaels says himself that he may
. be assigned to an lnstructorship in
r the States, but he does, not know
where he will go.
HOME FIRST, AEROAD NEXT
May Meetings j
Miss Evelyn Caldwell Sujruests
That All Members Should
Be Thinking Os 1946
Even though 1946 seems a long
; way off. Person's Home Demonstra
; j tion Club members should begin im
, j mediately to make plans for their
, i program of work for next year, says
jMiss Evelyn Caldwell, Person leader,
i In the month of May, each club
i j will discuss the type of demonstra
• j tion they arc interested in having
11 in 1946. The suggestions will be tab
, ulated for the twelve clubs in the
county and then the recommenda
! tions for the county will be submit
i ted to one of the two representatives
> of this District who will be called
: to Raleigh in the early summer to
i: work with representatives of other
| Districts in making this State Pro- i
gram of Work.
,; This program is a direct out
; growth of suggestions made in each
: j county. Each club member is need
ed in her local club meeting in May
to help formulate plans.
The schedule of meetings for May
is as follows:
Chub Lake, May 1, 2:30 P. M., Mrs.
; | John G. Clayton; Helena, May 2,
;3:00 P. M., School; Providence, May
3. 3:00 P. M., Mrs. R. K, Young;
Warren’s Grove, May 8. 3:00 P. M„
jMrs, Roger Crumpton; Bushy Fork,
May 9, 3:00 P. M„ Community
House; Mt. Tirzah, May 10, 2:30 P.
[ M„ Mrs. A. S. Day; Velma Beam,
1 i May 15, 2:30 P. M., Mrs. Clarence
Rimmer; Olive Hill, May 16. 2:30 P.
, M., Community House; Allensville,
May 17, 3:00 P. M„ Mrs. B. G.
I Crumpton: Olive Branch, May 22.
2:30 P. M., Mrs. Gabe Jones; Bethel
Hill, May 23, 2:30 P. M.. Mrs. Oscar
I I Wrenn; Winplay, May 24, 3:00 P. M.,
Miss Mary Fulcher.
A County Council officer who at
l tended the meeting in Chapel Hill
: will go to each of the meetings in
:! May to report on State-wide plans
i A. K. Clayton Has
Award Al Luzon
The Purple Heart has been
awarded to Sergeant Austin K.
Clayton. 31, Timberlake, for wounds
sustained in action against the
Japanese in the Philippine Cam
paign. on Luzon, according to an
! nouncement received here today.
Clayton, an assistant squad leader
1 in the 129th Infantry Regiment,
• was w'ounded in the leg and hip by
' hand grenade fragments during the
■ battle for Manila. Climaxing the
: i capital fight, his regiment made an
'■' amphibious assault into the old
: Intramuros (Walled City) that re
sulted in the capture of 400-year
1 old Fort Sanitago, Spanish-built
; fortress along the Pasig River.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J.
Clayton, Route 1, Timberlake, he
1 ; has been overseas 23 months, serv
‘ ing also in the New Hebrides and
1 | the Solomons. He lahded with his
' j regiment—part of the 37th Infan •
I i try Division —at Lingaycn Gulf on
’ I “D" Day. helping to make the ini-
I I tial beachhead.
On the rapid sweep to Manila,
Clayton took part in the six-day
battle at Fort Stotsenburg. Dough
-1 boys of the 129th, by smashing en
-1 emy resistance in the fort area, se
; cured the airstrip installations at
! nearby Clark Field. Later, with Ma
' j nila liberated, the regiment, al
though still a member of the 37th
, was shifted to Northern Luzon to
; fight temporarily alongside its pa
: rent unit, Illinois's 23rd Infantry
,; Clayton’s brother, Clifton, 28, is
an Army Corporal in England.
Has Purple Heart
1 Mrs. Ruby Clayton Garrett has
■ received the Purple Heart that was
awarded to her husband, S. Sgt.
' Charles D. Garrett, for wounds re
: ceived in action in Germany on
' February 23rd.
TRUMAN SPOILS SATURDAY NIGHT TEA PARTY
With everything set to carry
the good news to the readers of
the Courier-Times President Tru
man steps in says it ain’t so.
When the news was broadcasted
to the woi'ld Saturday evening
that Germany had surrendered
we got busy, called to our force
and said an extra was due, and
preparations were begun to carry
the good news, and 10, it all had
to he called off, as the President
ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
I Native Chief Takes to Air
■BK. ; Mt' 1
r 1 pr \,y>
I _ » —— * r 1— ' ——
W. J. Rimmer,
Dies At Home
Rites Will Re Held This Af
ternoon At Berry’s Grove, j
Funeral lor .William Rimmer, PO.
of Hurdle Mills, formerly of Jones
boro, whose death occurred Satur
day night at 8:45 o'clock at his
home at Hurdle Mills, will be con- :
ducted this afternoon at three
o'clock at Berry’s Grove Baptist
church by the pastor, the. Rev, R.
W. Hovis,...with interment in the
; church cemetery,
Mr. Rimmer,. a soil of the late I
j Mr. and Mrs. James R. Rimmer. had j
been in ill health for the past two
jor three years. Death was attri
buted to a heart condition, A na
tive of Person County and a fann
er, he lived for the past several
■ years at Jonesboro, but returned to
, Hurdle Mills about a year ago.
He was a member of Eagle Lodge
! Number 19, at Hillsboro, and Mas
■! ons wiji be in charge of rites: at
j the grave.
i Surviving are three sisters, . Mrs.
Earl Roberts, of Jonesboro, .and
■ i Misses Renie and Zenie Rimmer of
' Hurdle Mills, two brothers, J I„
|and B. D. Rimmer, both of Dur
i ham, also a number of nieces and
j nephews, among them Arthur Rint
| mer. of Roxboro.
Lt. William Smith Humphries, of
Bethel Hill, son of Mrs. J. Y. Hum
phries, who was recently wounded in
action in Germany in the left
shoulder, continues to improve in
a hospital in England, according to
a letter received from him : last
week by his mother..
■ Alone}, 74e Wau m
Recently Or should I say for a long time——l have been sub
jected to insults concerning my handwriting. Now, I will say that
my writing is unique but not as bad as some people would have me
think. I have no trouble reading it provided I wrote the item not
more than ten minutes before I try to read it. A day or so ago I
was insulted again, this time by a friend of mine. This friend was
none other than R. D. Bumpass. I had been to the Rationing Board
office and had a form that I was trying to fill out. I did fairly
well on parts of it but then I came to the part that I did not under
stand so I went over to see Bumpass to get him to help me. He
looked at the part that I had filled out and then he started on the
remainder. As he started writing here’s what he said. “I am going
to write as bad as I can so they will not be able to recognize my
writing from yours.”
j saiil the rumor was unfounded.
With thousands surrounding
! the White House he -personally
denied an Associated Press report
that Germany had surrendered.
The White House permitted the
President's verbal announcement
to be quoted directly. Here it is:
“Well, I was over here as you
can see doing a little work and
this rumor got started.
“I had a call from San Fran
cisco and the State Department
'- v .
MONDAY, APRIL 30, 1945
(U. S. Marin* Gorp* Photos)
Chief Molt, Microtieslan head
man of a Pacific Island, has
much to tell his people, for he
recently had an airplane ride.
The chief looks slightly appre
hensive as a parachute is fitted
to him bv Marine Pfc. Raymond
N. Blescr of Janesville, Wis.
Looking on Is Marine Maj. Me
nard Doswell, 111, of Santa Bar
bara, Cal., commanding officer
of the "Red Devil" Torpedo
Bomber Squadron, who piloted
the plane in which the chief
was a passenger. In the lower
photo. Chief Mok’s relief was
evident after the plane returned
to the field and the radio gun
ner's rompariment door was
swung open. The chief,is wear
ing Marine clothing which re
placed his usual lap-lap, the
native wrap-around skirt.
VFW Poppy Day
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Lew
ell T. Huff Post, will sponsor the
sale of "Buddie Poppies." here on
Saturday, May 5, under leader
ship of Mrs. Tra.vnham T. Mit
chell, according to announcement
I by ('. Garrett, Post commander.
Regular meeting of the Post will
j he held this Tuesday night.
Buddie Poppies are made by dis
abled veterans, according to Mr.
Now Al Home
| Longhurst Man Here After
1 Nearly Four Years of *
Pfc. Eugene Roberson. 27, son of
' Mr. and Mrs. Jim Roberson, of Long
-1 .hurst, a veteran of forty-two
months of overseas service, who
1 has been in the Army over three
and a half years, is spending his
furlough here with his parents. He
has been at Saipan, going in on
third day of the invasion, and in
' Hawaii and the Philippines;
He was at Pearl Harbor at time
’ of the December 7, 1941 attack, be
: ing stationed at one of the first
' I places to be struck by the Japs. Nev
| or injured in any of his experiences,
he has three stars for as many cam
paigns and three ribbons for good
Pfc. Roberson, before entering the
• 'rvice with the engineers, worked
■ at Longhurst plant of Roxboro mills.
He is thoroughly familar with the
Red Cross and has nothing but
praise for its services. After about
ten more days on rotation furlough,
he will report to Camp Butner for
“I just got in touch with Ad
miral Leahy (Adm. William D.
Leahy, his personal chief of staff),
and had him call bur headquarters
Eisenhower) in Europe—and there
is no foundation for the rumor.
"That is all I have to say.’’
But that was a plenty, and wc
were let down flat. However, while
we should not pay too much at
tention to rumors, for the air is
$2.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
Mad Dog Scare Prompts
Warning To Canine Owners
Red Cross Job
Sneakers Al Person Red Cross
Meeting Come From Hend
erson And Roxboro.
Presentation to O: B. Mcßroom
of a framed service certificate for
his leadership as chairman of the
recently completed Red Cross War
fund campaign here, where quota
of $8,900 was topped to tune of $12.-
600. was high spot of April meeting
cf the Person Red Cross chapter
Friday night at Person Court House,
where speakers included Mrs. W. D.
Mclnnis, of Henderson, and Mrs.
Meadows, of Oxford, executive sec
retaries, respectively of the Vance
and Granville chapters.
Election of officers for the Person
chapter was delayed until the next
meeting. Presiding was Dr. Robert
E. Long, chairman, who called on
various committee heads for reports.
Brought out in discussions by Mrs.
Mclnnis and Mrs. Meadows were an
analysis of Red Cross, services, in
cluding a more completely organ
ized home service corps, . a nurses
aid corps and a Gray ladies unit,
it being indicated that the Person
chapter is in need of additional,
trained volunteers in home service
and that a profitable program could
be developed through nurses aides,
provided both women of the City
| and County as well as doctors and
: nufs.es of Community hospital are
Willing to work out a cooperative
In addition to the chairman and '
the speakers of the. evening, those
present included. Mrs. Sue Feath
erston, executive secretary. Mr. and
Mrs. Jerry L. Hester, Mr. Mcßroom,
W. Wallace Woods, Tom Shaw,
Mrs. w. R. Woody, Miss Nancy Bul
lock. J. W. Greene and Sidney
Mr. Mcßroom in expressing
thanks for the certificate said that
lie felt tha,t tile solicitors who got
the funds in the drive were really
the ones deserving the award. In
presenting the certificate, Dr, Long,
expressed the hope that. Mr. Mc-
Broom will again serve as the fund
raising chairman in 1946.
—o- -—■ ——
Now At Norfolk
Thomas Edward Puryear. seaman,
second class. UNR, of Roxboro. ar
rived at the Naval Training Station.
Norfolk. Va„ on April 1. to under
go training for duties aboard a new
destroyer of the Atlantic Fleet. He
recently completed a period of train
ing at Miami. Fla,
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ruffin Pur
year. of Virgilina, Va., Seaman Pur
vear is married. to the former Vel
ma Gentry of Roxboro. They have
two children, Peggy Aim. 2, and
Renriis, 6. Before enlisting in the
Navy, he was employed by the Wat
erfront Lumber Co. He attended
Bethel Hill High School in Woods
—_ .—- —o——■——-
Pfc. Melvin J. Ashby, of Timber
lake,..son of S. T. Ashby, who has
been wounded twice in battles in
France and Germany, is now re
ceiving treatment in a European
hospital for a nervous condition, but
is reported to be improving. Pfc.
Ashby's youngest brother. Pvt. Rob
ert Ashby, has gone to Fort Meade.
Md. A third brother is in the Paci
-1 sic area.
SPEND SUNDAY HERE
Mr Edw'ard L. James, of New r
port News, Va., and her brother,
Charles Gentry, of Oak Ridge.
Tenn., returned to their respective
home today after visiting their
families here over the week-end.
| full of them, still, undoubtedly
the surrender is expected at any
minute. It may not come as soon
as we expect, but if it does not we
will not be alone in our expecta
tion, for even those in high au
thority in Washington jnd Lond
on are expecting the same thing.
However, we warn again, do not
accept any rumor as true unless
i it comes from headquarters in
Four-Year Old Ca-Vel Child
Receiving: Pasteur Treat
ment, Says Sanitarian.
Warning to Roxboro and Per
son dog owners particularly those
living in or near Ca-Vel to keep
dogs confined, was issued this
morning by Person Sanitarian
Winston B. Taylor, who said that
report has come back from Ra
leigh that a Ca-Vel dog which on
Saturday reportedly bit a four
year-old Ca-Vel child, had rabies
The child, Nancy Ford, daugh
ter of the Pulliam Fords, of Ca-
Vel, is taking the Pasteur treatment
according to Taylor. The dog is
property of Harvey Britt, also of
Ca-Vel. The dog was killed and
the head sent to Raleigh for ex
Dog owners, according to Taylor,
are advised to keep their canines
confined for at least two weeks,
allowing enough time for symptoms
of rabies to develop. This is the
first rabies, case reported here in
State law calls for dogs to be
vaccinated against rabies and clin
ics for such vaccination are held
in various counties, according to
Taylor, who said this morning
'Please turn to page 6)
H. G. Oakley, Os
From Nazi Camp
Sgt. Harold G. Oakley, 22, of Se
mora. son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C.
Oakley and first reported as a pris
oner of war, near Frankfort, Ger
many, December 21, has been re
leased from prison by advancing al
lied forces, according to informa
tion received here last week by his
Sgt. Oakley, in the service about
two years, thus becomes the third
Person soldier known to date to
have been released from a prison
in Europe. Probably the first was
Robert Montague. Woodsdale man,
in the Air Corps, who was released
last year, while first to be reported
this year was Pvt. W. A. Wilson.
Sgt. Oakley writes his parents
that it is good to be back with the
American forces and to have some
thing besides black bread and boil
ed sugar beet tops as food. He also
"While lying around and nothing j
else to do, thought I would drop |
you a few lines. Hope this finds
all well and feeling fine. As for
myself, I feel somewhat better to- |
day. It has been so I could keep |
nothing on my stomach, but I am!
getting along pretty good, now.:
Some of the boys were lucky enough
■ and in good enough condition to
head for the States.
The way I felt when they left. I
was willing to stay, but I sure!
hope it won’t be too long before j
I'll be heading that way. They j
came around yesterday and gave us
candy and cake, chocolate drinks,
egg-nog, and cake. It sure was a
treat, too, after not having any
thing like that for five months. It
is really a pleasure to be back
I where you can get something be
sides black bread and boiled sugar
“It is hardly believable how we
1 existed on the food they fed us,
but I am still here, thanks to the
good Lord. I've trusted in him for
too long a time and I feel like he
won't let me down. I’m just pray
ing for the day when I can return
home and start the life of a human.
Well, guess I'll close for this time,
as it is time for some egg-nog.”
Elbert R. Horton
At Camp Butner
T-4 Elbert R. Horton, son of Mr.
and Mrs. A. W. Horton, of Roxboro
is stationed at the Redistribution
Station, Camp Butner, where he
will spend two weeks before report
! ing to his new assignment in the
■ United States.
Sergeant Horton was returned re
l cently to the United States after
| having served 37 months in the
Southwest Pacific theatre of opera
tions, where he served as a cook.
He holds the Asiatic-Pacific Rib
bon with three stars, Good Conduct
Medal, American Defense Ribbon,
Philippine Liberation ribbon with
one star, and the Distinguished
Sergeant Horton has two broth
ers In service. T-5 James V, FA,
recently returned from overseas and
T-5 Thomas Horton, Inf., now In
0 Fatal Highway
IN PERSON COUNTY IN 1945
HELP KEEP IT THAT WAY
Life As Torch
Rate Theme Os
District Governor of Rotarv
Stresses Youth Service And
! Describing, life as sustained, cross
I country race, like the torch race ol
the ancient Greeks, John Holmes,
; of Edenton. district governor of Ro
tary International, who was hero
last week for an official conference
with Roxboro Rotary officials, later
| told the club members in an ad
j dress at Hotel Roxboro that Rotary
I ■ International is this year putting
I special emphasis oh youth service
! land that all club members are under
obligation to preserve for young
■! people a clear comprehension of the
American way of life.
, The speaker also said that Rotary
j is being asked to do extension work
I I this year, either in the formation
,; of new clubs or through invitations
, jto membership to new but suitable
’ : business and civic leaders. Present
| ed by club president Fred Long, the
speaker also praised the Roxboro
iclub for its own qualities of leader
ship. adding that Rotary has
through the years become a tested
j and a 'substantial: organization, so
: much So that it a member feels
| critical of the club aims and pur-
I poses it can: be said that, the man
j himself and not the club is at fault.
Continuing the symbolism of the
torch, Mr. Holmes, who is principal
• l of the Edenton schools, quoted the
.■Col. John McCrae poew, “In Flan
•! der’s Fields", and observed that
•; McCrae was not thinking of the
■ 1 poppies or of the crosses as he wrote,
• j but of the torch from failing hands.
• and of the obligation of the living
3! to carry if forward, to hold it high.
I In the opinion of Mr. Holmes, Ro
ll jtary can do much to hold high the
i j torch of the American way and of
) | civilization and. to pass on to young
)! people te proper concepts.
5 j It is a job which fails upon all of
. i us. and not upon the home, the
i church, the school alone, said Mr.
i: Holmes. Earlier in the afternoon he
• met with President Long, the board
of directors and committee chair
>|men for a conference on the Rotary
- ; program as it is applied in Roxboro,
■|He commended especially last fall’s
• |Anniversary night, which he attend
Milam. April 29. —Italian patriots
[ executed Benito Mussolini Saturday
j and on Sunday a howling mob was
| kicking and spitting on his remains
j lying in the center of this city where
Italian Fascism was born.
Mussolini's face Wore a disdainful
: snarl. He died shouting “No! “No!”
, to a firing squad which took his
life, and that of his mistress, near
the village of Dongo on Lake Como
, at 4:10 p. m., Saturday.
The body was taken by truck to
Milan and dumped in the city’s
A bullet penetrated Mussolini’s
bald head through the left forehead
, and passed entirely through it, tear
ing out part of the skull above and
behind the right ear.
The brains which took Fascist
Italy into the war oozed onto the
i filth of a dirt plot in the center of
Along with Mussolini, the pa
triots killed his mistress, Clara Pe
tacci, and 16 other Fascists, many
of them members of his cabinet.
The bodies of ail were brought to
Milan, which American Fifth Army
troops entered today. A mob of over
5,000 persons immediately set up
i the corpses marking the final end
i to Fascism which carried Italy to
. its doom.
All bodies were strewn about a
. small area. A few patriot guards
tried to hold the crowds back, but
. the guards were shoved back so
• 1 they stepped on the bodies.
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At First Baptist
, Revival services which began yes
i terday morning at Roxboro First
I Baptist church will continue through
the week with a service at 9 a. m.
• and Bp. m. The pastor, Rev. J.
, Boyce Brooks will do the preaching,
! with A. E. Lynch leading the sang
i service. The public is cordially in-,
vited to any or all of these services.