HEWS EVENTS OF PAST YEAR HERE
BOTH GOOD AND BAD FOR COUNTY;
FEATURED BY U. S. WAR ENTRY
Plymouth t c
tended, t> i"<a t
And TVT a t—i
The past year ri'. crl o m uch news m
Plymouth. and "WasltLington Count y.
also brought thie ro ra. r i o rr war with Ja
pan. Germ an 5-'- X t a X :y^ and other na
tions of the Axis roca'w-ers.
Here in W' a sir i xa t < > rr County the
news was good am ci bad. The old
year brought se^.' o r- n x anew businesses
to the county, and m turn it took
away several p> r- ci» rm i r r cir t and well
known people oX x In i ss county as death
paid a visit to ar a rr y Xromes.
Periiaps the exxsion of the town
limits was om e o t X lie biggest news
items for the t o> w rr o f T*lymouth and
much interest was manifested by the
people in the r~o ti vi e t ioir of the scale
of fees m tine r ecv -o r der 's court and
the placing of the clerk of superior
court and regisXe-r o XT deeds on a sal
ary of $130 monXlnlyr.
Following is the year's important
news as taken from the files of the
Roanoke Beacon. irn X he months des
ignated. beginning xx-ith the first is
sue in January-. X $1* 4 X . and the last
issue of the same- y' car .
Twenty defendan X s win first round
in $100,000 smt ±~ a r~ p roperty brought
by 25 descendants <v> f Mrs. Annie L.
Owens as case g oes r o Supreme Conr t
. . . House Chevro let Co. plans for
new building o rr a ter Street .
Dan Ft. Sat X er X. XT. vyr i x e opens Plym
outh-Chrysler a g ei xc y in own build
ing on Washingtom. sxreet . . . 480
baskets given to poor through Christ
mas Joy Ihirr d _ T~ _ lyo-. Allen dies ...
Over 70.000 b a g s of p»eanuts stored
with government w jc~ e houses. . . Idons
plan home XalenX palay . . . Turbine.
paper and pulp jl a achines installed
at North Caroli ir a X-mip Company .
Only nine aliens register . . . Property
revaluation un ci x- w ra y-- _ . . a. J. Spruill
found dead of exx><z>sure near Roper
... W. M. Barden. named member
12 House committees . . . 827 persons
faced in d i c: t m e r x_ t XT or failing to list
taxes . . . Mrs. W Ti— White quits aft
er teaching Su rr rl a v School 40 years
. . . J. W. Halsey c l i os ... Beacon Is
winner state press group s award for
excellence . . . XI - XX . Highsmith dies
. Obed 11 vi ssc I i c i x c_- s fx'om burns suf
fered when lioxn c- of Mr. and Mrs.
George Spencer h 11 x~xv» s near Roper ...
L. C. Snell quits a s IXoper policeman
• Infantile paralysis fund drive
underway ... XX. x— * _ Ho worx dies . ■
Over 10.000 lunches served in cotxnXy
schools . . Town of Plymouth au
thorities take s t e i > s. for extending |
town limits for firsx Xime in 45 years
. Building and X^oan Association
doubles resources in past year
JVIiller Warren elected chief of
Plymouth Fire Department . . . Hen
ry Miller Held for killing Cheek Bow
ser ... Construction of new school
facilities advocated by board . . . J.
W. House becomes partner in House
Chevrolet Company . . Infantile
paralysis fund raised $145.46 . . D
f. Davenport dies . . . J. W. Darden
Ineads Red Cross . . . Revision of real
property values adds $300,000 to tax
t joks . . Mrs. E. B Spencer dies
at Creswell . . A. D. Basinger quits
machine shop business . . . Mission
ary Society of Methodist Church
sponsors cooking school . . Dr. R. W.
McDonald speaks to Lions . . . Bill
to extend Plymouth town limits pass
ed . . . J. S Brown, jr.. killed in auto
Brizes totalling $500 offered in
Beacon baby contest . . , Announce
election on April 15 for town limits
extension in Plymouth . . . Mrs, C. V.
"W. Ausbon dies at home here . . .
Junius Rose speaks to Parent-Teach
er Association . . . Legislature passes
dill to put superior court clerk and
register of deeds on $150 monthly
salary ... 125 tax complaints filed
fc>y property owners on raising their
property . . . work begun on Petti
grew Park improvements . . . Annual
county music festival held at Cres
well . . . E. L. Walker new resident]
manager of pulp plant . . . Mackeys
cannery begins operation . . . Town
of Plymouth finances in good con
H. H. McLean again named school
superintendent . . . W. R. Hampton
brings $30,000 suit against pulp con
cern for damaging fishing . . . W. W.
"White named to welfare board . . .
County releases tax claim on Wenona
land for beef cattle investigation . . .
no civil term of April court because
of illness of Judge Clawson Williams,
of Sanford . . . Nine graduates get
diplomas at Roper High School . . .
Local merchants begin midweek holi
B. D. Simmons body recovered near
TJ. s. station after missing from work
at pulp plant several days . . Peanut
growers vote 255 to 15 favor of quo
tas . . . C.O. Kelly buys Economy
- Auto Supply store ... No contests in
Plymouth town elections as Mayor
Campbell reelected . . . C. N. Daven
port, sr.. had no opposition when two
candidates withdrew for mayor of
Creswell . . . H. S. Everett succeeded
J. J. Hassell as mayor of Roper . . .
Luther Hassell dies in truck accident
near Roper . . . Annie Jane Harris
wins first prize in Beacon baby con
test . . . Joe Crowder opens Western
Auto Supply store here . Forest
fires sweep wood land areas doing
heavy damage . . . Jack Horner and
associates purchase Courtney Funer
al Home ...
783 farmers in county to cooper
ate with conservation program . . .
• . E. E. Harrell and J. R. Manning
i become new town of Plymouth coun
cilmen . . . United Service Organi
zation quota of $150 raised . . Dr.
S. V. Lewis goes with U. S. Health
service . . . R. L. Tetterton elected
commander of legion . . . Cotton
stamp plan for cotton purchases ex
plained . . . Results of mosquito con
trol here said very effective ... 96
per cent town of Plymouth tax levy
has been collected . . . Two hurt in
train wreck near Horton's lumber
plant . . . H. F. Snell died at Cherry
. . . Defendants in Owens land suit
win decision in Supreme Court . . .
62 young men register in second se
lective service registration . . . 3.000
bushels cucumbers delivered to Lang
"Little Riehwood" housing project
began here .... Scouts gather scrap
aluminum . . . Rat-eradication drive
proves successful . . . potato ship
ments show decline in comparison
with last year .... Dayilght saving
time goes itno effect . . . Governor
J. M. Broughton speaker at Wenona
Field Day . . . Rev. P.B. Nickens ac
cepts call to Murfreesboro church . . .
Lower schedule of costs in recorder's
Postmaster George W. Hardison
dies .... Nearly $20,000 paid out by
Lang for cucumbers . . . Bill Satter
thwaite killed in car crash in Illinois
. . . John W. Darden becomes post
master at Plymouth . . . S. A. Ward,
resigns as county attorney to be
come clerk for Selective Service board
. . . Prices on border markets en
couraging to tobacco growers . . . Rev.
J. M. Johnson becomes pastor Bap
tist Church . . . W. R. Gaylord named
recorder judge . . . War department
making survey last year's flood dam
age . . . county farm prospects best
in years . . . Frank L. Brinkley named
on Welfare board succeeding James
W. Norman . . . First three families
move to “Little Richwood."
Labor Day celebration was largest
and most successful ever held here
. . . Lions Club sponsors Collins Fest
ival . . . Increased enrollment shown
in county schools . . . $3,000 damage
at Plymouth Box and Panel Company
when drag saw department catches
fire . . . County tax rate $1.80. same
as last year . . . J. C. Tarkenton re
elected president building and loan
. . . . Aircraft warning posts and ob
servers are designated . . . Farmers
start digging peanuts ... 3 teachers
added to schools in county . . . John
A. McNair dies . . . Daylight saving
AND POLL TAX
on the c3
t takers ■w
: s mention*
ill t»e at the following places between 9 a. m. and 5 p. m.
ed for the purpose of listing your property:
i t e Farm
AA/ . Patrick’
Jr-.I . Fierce’s
January 2 to January 31, 1942, Inclusive
LEES MILL TOWNSHIP
January 2, 3; 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10; 12, 16, 17; 19,
21,22, 23, 24; 27, 28, 29, 30,31
January 14, 15, 26
Store January 6 and 27
s Store January 8 and 29
Store January 14
s Store January 23
January 2, 3; 5, 7, 9, 10; 12, 13, 15, 16, 17;
19, 20, 21, 22, 24; 26, 28, 30, 31
January 2, 3; 5, 6, 9, 10; 12, 13, 16, 17;
19, 20, 23, 24; 26, 27, 30, 31
January 7, 14, 21, 28, 29
. January 22
1941 Crop Acreage Through Your Local
During January, 1942
AT PLYMOUTH THEATRE SUNDAY
Edward G. Robinson and Edward Arnold as the respective tabloid
editor and racketeer in "I'nholy Partners,” new movie drama laid
against a background of New York in the Prohibition era of the twent
ies. This film is due at the Plymouth Theatre Sunday.
time ends . . . Roper Ruritan organ
ized with C. H. Floyd as president.
Building and Loan becomes mem
ber Federal Savings and Loan Insur
ance Corporation and Federal Home
Loan Bank Corporation . . . Price
boost on luxuries felt as gov*'' iirnent
tax added . . . Over 2.000 attend an
nual Kehukee Baptist Association at
church near Creswell . . . District
meeting of Eastern Star held here . . .
District Parents - Teachers meet at
Creswell . . . Mrs. H. E. Overton dies
. . . celebrate fourth aniversary of
Plymouth Theatre . . . Section in grip
of drought . . . W. L. Whitley elected
president Southern Albemarle Asso
ciation . . . Worth Chesson wins cattle
judging honors at Kansas City . . .
Nely orgainzed pulp mill band starts
practice . . . Loan program made av
ailable to soy bean growers.
Charlie Agnew. colored, wounds
Martha Hedgebeth Martha Ward and
William Spencer with a shotgun . . .
Rev. Eugene B. Taylor becomes pas
tor Christian Church . . . Town li
cense tags to be required on vehicles
in Plymouth .... 200 women attend
Fall Federation meeting in Creswell
. . . . T. W. Earle named to head dis
trict Boy Scouts . . . R. Gregg Cherry
is speaker at Armistice Day celebra
tion . . . J. J. Clemmons .of Roper,
dies . . . Peanut prices holding firm
at 5 cents per pound . . . Third anni
versary program of Juniper Lodge
celebrated . . . John James held up
and robbed by four bandits . . . Glen
nie Oil, one of four bandits, killed
when attempt is made to rob Louis
Bateman's filling station.
James G. Spikes and Ernest Boney
confess to Sheriff Reid that they kill
ed Norfolk restaurant owner . . .
Firemen repairing toys for Christmas
distribution . . . O. F. Magee dies . . .
$645 raised in Red Cross roll call
Mr. and Mrs. Tom White accom
panied their son. Thomas, to Wake
Forest on New eYar's Day.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter White, Miss
Margie White and Richard Lucas
were in Williamston Friday.
Tom White returned to his work
on the Norfolk Southern Railroad on
Monday of this week.
Luther Leary, who has joined the
U. S. Navy and is stationed in Nor
folk, was here Sunday with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Leary.
Miss Samray Bateman, who has a
position in Richmond, Va., arrived
here last Friday to visit her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Bateman.
Henry Swain and J. B. White were
in Plymouth on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. White and son,
Joseph Jesse, and Mr, and Mrs. Ar
thur Barnes were in Elizabeth City
Services will be held at the Re
hoboth Methodist Church next Sun
day morning by the pastor, Rev. R.
N. Fitts, of Creswell.
drive . . . Plymouth High School foot
ball team wins seven out of eight
games this season . . . Number of
county men in area bombed by Jap
anese on December 7. . . C. C. Lang
and Son double cucumber plant ca
pacity . . . U. S. at war with Japan,
Italy, Germany, Roumania, Bulgaria
. . . W. M. Darden begins organizing
for civilian defense . . . Merchants
say Christmas business good . . . J.
N. Carr reelected head of union . . .
Mrs. Mary Martin Hurley dies . . .
Jack Odom dies as result of injuries
when struck by automobile . . . Grow
ers vote 225 to 14 in favor of cotton
quotas for 1942 .... $200 raised for
Christmas Joy Fund . . . Infant child
of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Simpson
drowns in swill bucket . . $1,700
raised in county for war felief fund.
Jeihro Family Nov/
Has Son of Second
Generation in Army
County Family Has Sent Its
Sons to Colors in First
and Second Wars
Sofe-spoken. quiet and affable
Sgt. Russell L. Jethro.ol the Fourth
Field Artillery Battalion at Fort
Bragg, near Fayetteville, continues
the Jethro family tradition of pro
viding men for the service of their
country in the time of war.
Sergeant Jethro's uncle was James
E. Jethro, who was the only man in
Washington County to lose his life
in the service o fhis country in the
first World War in 1918. For this
reason he has been signally honored
| by having the local American Legion
Post named after him.
The sergeant was at home this
> week to visit his parents, Mr. and
I Mrs. John H. Jethro, who live near
j Dardens. His family has been liv
i ing in Martin County only about a
| year. Formerly his parents lived
: near Roper in Washington County.
Twenty-two months ago he entered
I the army. He enlisted while he was
| in the Roper High School. Wednes
[ day the young sergeant was 20 years
old. He has a sharpshooter's and
He said that he was going to stay
in the army for the duration and
that he might make the army his
career. He said that he liked the
service. Asked about how the sol
diers felt about the war, he said that
they "accepted it as a matter of
course and did their gest when the
There Will Be A Representative of the
C. C. LANG and SON, INC.
Columbia, N. C.
W. S. CARAWAN'S OFFICE
Saturday, January 10
8:30 UNTIL 5 O’CLOCK
All farmers interested in growing cu
cumbers should see our representative at
that time. All cucumbers to be machine
graded at Columbia, and paid for same
day of delivery.
C. C. Lang & Son, Inc.
W. A. RESPASS, MGR. PLYMOUTH, N. C.
(Cucumbers brought to Plymouth plant will also
be paid for on day delivered.)
MORE THAN eleven million dollars
have been authorized and have
been or are now being spent for power sta
tion expansion/ substation construction and
increased transmission line facilities - - some
completed and others now under way--to
meet the need for more electric power in
the area served by the Virginia Electric and
Power Company System.
The construction of these extensive facili
ties and improvements in the record time
with which they have been, and are being,*’
put into operation is no less an achievement
than that of financing them, which has been
accomplished through the company’s usual
channels for keeping its system well ahead of
the need in normal times and for meeting the
special reeds of the present day emergency
in which the heavy demand of National De
fense in this section and neighboring areas
^i$ of such great magnitude and importance.
VIIU.IM l ELECTRIC
AN I> POWER COMPANY