The Roanoke Beacon ****** *and Washington County News ******* MAKE EVERY PAY DAY BOND DAY VOLUME LIII—NUMBER 40 Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina, Thursday, October 1, 1942 ESTABLISHED 1889 < Town opics Next Sunday, October 4. will be Orphanage Day at the Methodist Sunday School, and Superintendent J. W. Norman expresses the hope that every member of the church and Sunday school will make a sub stantial contribution at that time. Major Brook F. Read, son of Mrs. Claudia Read, is now camp exchange officer at Camp Campbell, Clarks ville, Tenn.. so his mother has been informed. He is charged with super vising the vast post exchange sys tem which serves enlisted men and officers of one of the large army camps. After volunteer service in the first World War, he became district manager for Firestone at New York City, reenlisting again and entering the army this year. While it is long since he lived in Plymouth, he has many friends here. Rupert E. West, of Moyock, dis trict game protector, was in Plymouth Wednesday. He said the requirement for identification cards would be waived if other sufficient identification is avail able in upland game hunting. However the identification cards are required when hunting on rivers, marshes and other places connected with coastal waters. Police Chief and Mrs. P. W. Brown, Elmer Browning. Bill Roebuck, sec retary of the Washington County Ra tioning Board, and Will Clifton left this morning for New York to at tend the World Series baseball games to be played there. They went by car to Norfolk, thence by boat to Bal timore and then on by rail. They expect to be away about a week. Private Wilbur M. Darden, former clerk of superior court and represen tative for Washington County, has been transferred from post to post so much since he entered the army that many of his friends have not been able to keep track of him. His present address is: 313 Technical School Squadron, Barrack 706, Shep pard Field. Texas. Police Chief P. W. Brown com mented on fewer cars being seen on the streets of Plymouth. “Thinning tires and scarcity of rubber are proving persuasive factors for less driving when walking can be done,’’ he said. “Perhaps before long cars on the streets will be almost a curiosity.” Sergeant Tom Brown of the State j Highway Patrol, formerly of Plym outh and now of New Bern, was in town for a little while last Monday. He will get possession of a comfor table dwelling house in New Bern about the middle of October, he said, and will take his family there to reside. J. Shephard Brinkley was in Plymouth for a little while last Monday, making arrangements for removal of his Hammond electric or gan from his home here to the camp at Port Bragg so that he may en tertain comrades in the army with or gan music. -® War Bond Sales Well Over Quota Sales of War Bonds in Plymouth during the month of September to taled $19,625, being $3,125 more than the entire Washington County quota for the month. Sales at Roper and | Creswell will increase the oversub scription, but no reports had been received by the county chairman, H. E. Beam, from those places up to noon today. War Stamps sold in Plymouth dur ing the month totaled $7,654.80, it was learned at the post office. -$ 48 Colored Selectees Sent To Fort Bragg Colored selectees to the number of 48 responded to the summons of the Washington County Selective Serv ice Board and left at 7:15 o’clock Wednesday morning for Port Bragg, there to be examined as to fitness, physically and mentally, for service in the army. One man, a transferee, did not go with the contingent. The names of the selectees were published two weeks ago. Fred Jenkins, regis tered at Creswell, was transferred to Norfolk and inducted there. All who prove their fitness and are accepted for service will be inducted ^ into the army, then a 14-day fur ™ lough will be given to those desir ing it Governor to Address Southern Albemarle Meeting October 15 Farm Bureau To Meet October 6 Members of the Washington County Farm Bureau will meet in regular session next Tuesday evening at 8 o’clock in the Agri culture Building. _A good speak er from the State Federation will be present. Local bureau officials were in formed today that Flake Shaw, executive secretray of the State Farm Bureau Federation, and Joe Williams, another well-known farm leader, would be here to ad dress the gathering Tuesday. The Farm Bureau has nearly 100 members. A drive is now on to increase the roll and J. Roy Manning, president, urges all Washington County farmers to join and help maintain the farm program which has been help ful and will continue to benefit all those who till the soil. Rodman Withdraws As Candidate For Senatorial Place --3? Washington Attorney Pre fers To Enlist In U. S. Navy -@ John C. Rodman, Washington at torney nominated in the Democra tic primary last March for the State Senate from the second district, has enlisted in the United States navy and announces his withdrawal as a nominee for the Senate. Tire Democratic second district senatorial committee will name a candidate to take Mr. Rodman’s place on the ticket. He was unopposed in the May primary. The Second senatorial district in cludes the counties of Washington, Beaufort, Martin, Dare, Hyde, Tyr rell and Pamlico. It is entitled to two State Senators. Hugh G. Hor ton, of Williamston, is the other Democratic nominee. Attorney O. L. Williams, of Swan Quarter, has be come an active candidate for the of fice since Mr. Rodman announced he was withdrawing. Mr. Rodman wrote to the Roanoke Beacon: “Last March you were kind enough to run an announcement of my can didacy for the State Senate from the Second District. I was nominated without opposition, but have recent ly enlisted in the United States Navy and am compelled, therefore, to withdraw as a nominee. I have given official notice to the State Chairman of the Democratic Executive Com mittee, and the Senatorial Commit tee will, I assume, meet promptly to name my successor. The people of your county will, of course, be inter ested in the selection of my succes sor and the matter ought to be given publicity so that interested parties can contact the member of the Sen atorial Committee from Washington County.” J. E. Davenport, Plymouth, is the Washington County member of the committee. Others on the committee are: Harold Whitley, Pantego, Beau fort County; Clarence Midyette, Manns Harbor, Dare County; E. A. Williams, Swanquarter, Hyde Coun ty; T. B. Slade, Hamilton, Martin County; J. C. Wiley, Grantsboro, Pamlico County; W. J. White, Colum bia, Tyrrell County. -® Mt. Zion Baptist Church Revival and^ Homecoming Revival services will begin at Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church near Roper, Monday night, October 5, and will continue ten days. The Rev. R. P. Harris, of Enfield, will conduct the services. Homecoming Day will be held at this church Sunday, October 11. The public is cordially invited. Local Store Will Display Photographs Oi County Men Now in Armed Service Pictures of all Washington County men in the various branches of the armed forces of the nation are being sought by E. E. Harrell, owner of the Plymouth Furniture Company, to be displayed in the show windows of his store so that all who pass may see. Parents of every soldier, sailor, ma rine, coast guardsman, or flyer who hails from Washington County are asked to bring their pictures and leave them with the firm for display. Every parents who does will be given, without cost or obligation, an attract ive military service plaque, a glass framed emblem with radium back ground that glows in the dark, which can be displayed in the home as a constant reminder that some mem ber of the family is serving his coun try in the armed forces. The display will be inaugurated next Monday at the store, and each picture will carry a notation as to name, rank and service identity of the man. Such information should be written on the back of the photo graph for positive identification. Mr. Harrell asks that the pictures be brought to him as soon as possible after this week. Being proud of the Washington County men in the mili tary services of the nation, all will want to see this group as complete as possible. At the close of the dis play the pictures will be returned. County Is Expected To Have Number at Session in Columbia Local Man, W. L. Whitley, Is President of 4-County Organization Governor J. M. Broughton will be guest of honor and the principal speaker at the annual meeting of the Southern Albemarle Association in Columbia Thursday, October 15, two weeks from today. The invitation to him to attend and speak was extend ed several weeks ago, and his accept ance was announced this week. Members of the State Highway Commission will also attend the meeting and address the association. This will be in line with other years. The work of the association has cen tered largely around improved high ways and communication between the four county members, and the coop eration of the highway commission has been valuable, as it will be this year, though road building in gen eral must be relegated to the rear for the duration of the war, it is said. Washington County is expected to be represented at the Columbia meet ing by a large delegation. Not all of those named by John W. Darden, vice president for Washington Coun ty, may be able to attend, but all who can go are expected to do so. Hyde, Dare and Tyrrell Counties, the other three members of the associa tion, are also expected to send large delegations. W. L. Whitley, of Plymouth, is president of the association and will preside at the sessions October 15. Much worth-while development has been inspired and carried through by the organization, he said. How ever, he does not look for any new projects of major importance to be taken up this year, war interests hav ing precedence. The Southern Albemarle Associa tion, devoted to the welfare and de velopment of Washington, Dare, Tyr rell and Hyde Counties, is rounding out its sixth year. Last year, at the meeting in Swan Quarter, Josephus Daniels was guest of honor and prin cipal speaker. Mr. Whitley is end ing his first term as president. Pre ceding him was Melvin R. Daniels, of Manteo, who served two terms, and before him was C. W. Tatem, of Columbia, president for three terms. Each county is represented by a vice president, who are this year: John W. Darden, Washington County: C. Earl Cohoon, Tyrrell County; P. D. Midgett, Hyde County; and D. Vic tor Meekins, of Dare County. Dolpheus B. Lamb Is Killed Insianily In Crash Saturday -<3> Driving Alone Near His Home When Tragedy Occurs -(ft Dolpheus B. Lamb, 33. of the Pleas ant Grove section, was instantly killed, his neck being broken, about 9 o’clock last Saturday night when the car in which he was driving alone went off a curve on the left hand side into a ditch, plunging about 78 feet, then veering into the woods and striking trees. It was stopped against a tree standing on its front end. The accident was seen by a bus driver who stopped to give help, sev eral of the bus passengers rushing to the wrecked car and lifting Lamb out. He was dead. The tragedy occurred on Highway 64 about three-quarters of a mile from Lamb's home. He and his fam ily had been to Plymouth, his wife and the others getting out at their home and Lamb driving on alone to wards Columbia. Patrolman Stew art and Coroner Jack Horner made an investigation and decided no in quest was necessary. Delpheus Lamb was a son of Vir ginia and L. D. Lamb, born in Wash ington County, August 28, 1909, and a resident of the county all his life. By trade he was a carpenter and for the last three or four years an em ployee of the North Carolina Pulp Company. He married Evelyn Wil son, of Pleasant Grove, about 13 years ago and three children were born to them: Rosalyn, now aged 11; Mary Carol, aged 8, and Clara Idell, aged 6. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove M. E. Church. Besides his widow and children the deceased is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Lamb: three sis ters, Miss Doris Lamb of Roper, Mis. Arthur Anze of Jamesville, and Mrs. Fred Chesson of Williamston, and by two brothers, Wallace Lamb of Roper and Carlton Lamb of Wil liamston. Funeral services were conducted in the home at 3:30 o’clock last Mon day afternoon by the Rev. G. C. Wood, pastor of the Roper M. E. Church. The pallbearers: Mack Mc Connell, Corbitt Hassell, Eli Ayers, Tommy Tarkenton, Edison Knowles and Charlie Snell. Interment in the family cemetery in the Pleasant Grove section. -e Rationing Board Holds Brief Meet Last Night -® Meeting Wednesday night this week instead of on Thursday night, as usual, the Washington County Ra tioning Board adjourned after a short session, without action on any ap plications for tires, tubes or recaps. The October allotment has not yet been received from the State Ration ing Board, so all applications were deferred until the board meets next Thursday night. Scrap Metal Drive Gets Underway In County Next Monday; All-Out Effort Is Required To Meet Needs Town Dark Tuesday Night, From 9:15 To 10, Observing State-Wide Blackout The Town of Plymouth, like a great part of North Carolina, was in darkness Tuesday night be tween 9:15 and 10 o’clock, ob serving the state-wide blackout. Chief Air Raid Warden P. W. Brown said it was observed here very effectively, many lights be ing extinguished before the siren ceased blowing and all others be- I fore the echo died away. All deputy air raid wardens and auxiliary police were on duty patrolling their districts and all reported that blackout regula tions were strictly observed. An unannounced blackout can now be expected at any time. The enemy gives no notice of his approach and the surprise test blackout is to simulate the com ing of a foe. When the siren sounds, citizens are warned to put out all lights immediately. Farm Machinery Rationing Board Is Named For County Temporary Program For October; Classification Is Listed -® Following a meeting of the Wash ington County USDA War Board, of which W. D. Phelps of Roper is chairman, held last Friday evening in the office of County Agent W. J. Hays, announcement of the person nel of the Washington County Ra tioning committee to handle tem porary rationing of new farm ma chinery until November 1, 1942, was made by Mr. Phelps. C. W. Bowen, of Plymouth will serve as chairman of the rationing body and other members named by the County USDA War Board are: J. H. Allen, of Plymouth; Roy C. Chesson, of Roper. Alternate mem bers are P. B. Belanga, of Creswell and Herbert R. Chesson of Roper. Responsibility for administering the new farm machinery rationing program was delegated to the Ag ricultural Department by the OPA. Secretary of Agriculture Wickara named Fred S. Wallace, chief of the AAA and special War Board assistant, to handle the program nationally, and directed State USDA War Boards to be responsible for rationing on state levels. The order setting up the rationing program provided that the chairman of the County AAA Committee should be chairman of the rationing com mittee, and that two representative farmers should be selected to serve as regular members. ,W. D. Phelps, AAA Committee chairman, did not choose to serve as a member of the Farm Equipment Rationing Board. Nam ing of two delegates also was provid ed in the order. BUSINESS MEN LET'S TALK ABOUT DEATH! Lei's Not Dodge the Issue — Let's Face Facts: A Lot oi Good American Fighting Men May Very Soon Have To Die for Want of Scrap! T7IT E’RE talking * * facts, remem ber! Such as the fact that steel for every tank, ship, and gun must be made of 50% scrap. And the terri ble fact that Amer ica’s mills are starv IF YOU FAIL SOME BOY WILL DIE! ing for this scrap — without enough on hand for even 30 days more production! Which puts it up to you! The big scrap metal drive is now underway. And you, as a businessman, have a double job to do. Clean out your home— and scour your place of business, factory, office or store . . . for every single bit of scrap. And when you see the stock pile grow—for the mills to take when it’s needed—be glad that you’ve done your part . . . that your work may have saved some boy from a needless death! Read This Paper for Details of the Scrap Drive and Your Part in Helping! NEWSPAPERS' UNITED SCRAP METAL DRIVE THIS SPACE CONTRIBUTED BY THE ROANOKE BEACON Party oi Hunters Here After Bear Occupying five cars, a party of hunters arrived in Plymouth yes terday morning from Asheville. They remained only a short time, going into camp about 5 or 6 miles away, where they expect to remain while on the hunt in this section. Members of the party are aft er bear, but probably will not refuse to take a deer if they run upon one. The season on bear, deer and squirrel opens in this county today. While the party came here from Asheville, it is understood that a number of them are from northern states. They plan to remain several days, it is said. 35 White Selectees Ordered To Report Friday, October 9 -« Another Washington Coun ty Group Summoned for Growing Army -S’—«— Notices were sent Wednesday to 35 white selectees of Washington Coun ty to report to the local draft board at 8:30 a. m„ Friday, October 9. to go to Fort Bragg for examination and probable induction into the army. Included in the number is one volunteer, Edwin Long, of Plym outh. The other 34 to receive notices to report are as follows: From Plymouth: Walter Rhodes Clark. Harvey Mitchell Wright, Wil son Harrell Thomas, John David Oliver, William Randolph Gardner, Heber Respass, jr., Benjamin Owen Dupree, Allen Warren, jr., James Herbert Shivley, William Sterling Mc Comb, Allen Leroy Spruill, William Garrett Smith, Russell Marvin Ange, Conway Sherman Weed, Curtis Minor Ayers, Thomas Crowell Burgess, Jo seph Clinton Snell, Denzil B. Keener, Harry Levert Garrett, Luther Adolph Armstrong. From Creswell: Harold Mitchell Davenport, Daniel Richard Rhodes, Hallett Robert Comstock, Gordan Leigh Stepney, Pender D. Armstrong, Frederick I. Spring, Chester Allen Davenport. From Ror>er: Rudolph Davenport, Benjamin Carl Brey, jr., Tim Leon Warren, William Nicholas Sitterson, Benjamin Franklin Norman, Charlie Raymond Sawyer. From Wenona: William Eddie Stotesberry. Bishop Darst Will Preach In Creswell Next Sunday Creswell.—The Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Darst, D. D., Bishop of the Episco pal Diocese of Eastern Carolina, will preach at Christ church here next Sunday morning at 11 o'clcok. Bishop Darst will preach at Gali lee Mission, Lake Phelps, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, and at St. Andrews church in Columbia Sun day night at 8 o’clock. Plans for Campaign Worked Out at Meet Here Last Saturday ■-« Cooperation Is Assured by School, Farm, Business Organizations P. Bruce Bateman, chairman of the Washington County Civilian De fense Council, presided at a meeting of citizens in the courthouse Satur day morning, when details of plans for an intensive scrap metal collec tion drive throughout Washington County, beginning October 5, were reported and cooperative plans ar ranged. Everyone present showed much enthusiasm for the county cam paign as a part of the nation-wide effort to collect all junk metal pos sible so that the production of vital war material may not be slowed up. Recognizing that the situation is cri tical and this is an opportunity for those at home to help the armed forces, each promised to do his part to the best of his ability. "Tire metal scarcity is one of the most serious problems before us to day,” declared Mr. Bateman. "We have done something, but not near ly enough; we must make greater effort. We have an individual res ponsibility to put this campaign over. We may have to make many sacri fices before this war is over, but this is not a sacrifice that is now asked: it is merely to do whole-heartedly ail wc can do to help this war effort, for that is what it is. Scrap metal may be found about every home and farm, in some places it is abundant; there are thousands of tons scattered over Washington County, frequently old machinery, even steam boilers that have outlived their usefulness as such. We can collect this scrap me tal; let's do it.” Schools Organized H. H. McLean, chairman of the Salvage Committee, stressed need of volunteers to help move uie sal vage. Many families have 100 or 200 pounds of scrap metal, but no way to move it, he said. The child ren in all the schools of Washington County are organized and already are at work collecting the scrap metal, he reported. Some enthusiastic fam ilies have moved it a mile and more in wheelbarrows to collection cen ters. he said. C. E. Ayers spoke of the way the campaign is being conducted in Rich mond, Va., where the city has been divided into districts, the household ers are piling the scrap on the curb and city trucks are moving it to the salvage depots. That plan could be worked in Plymouth, he said. "That is part of the present plan in Plymouth, but it does not apply to moving it from country homes,” said Mr. McLean. Mr. Bateman suggested that the county be divided into districts and cooperation of truck owners in each district be asked to cooperate in bringing the scrap to the salvage depot. "That has been done to some ex tent, but is not functioning well’, said Mr. McLean, mentioning instan ces of failure at Roper and Creswell. He added that many of the children were trying to get cooperation of their fathers to move the scrap. American Legion Prizes Mention was made of the American Legion's offer of prizes in each school to the grades making the best rec ord in collecting and delivering scrap metal. Robt. B Trotman, principal of Plymouth High, reported collection centers arranged along each school bus route and some of the children bringing in small lots in sacks. He suggested prizes of $1 in War Stamps to the children in each grade bring ing in the most scrap. Mr. Ayers reported a number of old autos in Washington County on ly fit to be turned into scrap, but said he had found owners in most cases indifferent. i See SCRAP DRIVE. Page 4) Bishop Darsi Will Make Annual Visit To Local Parish Next Monday Night The Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Darst, D D., Bishop of the Diocese of East Carolina, will administer the Order of Confirmation and deliver the ser mon on the occasion of his annual visitation to Grace Episcopal church Monday evening, October 5. The service will begin at 8 o'clock. A class of eight young people and three adults will be presented to the bishop for confirmation at this serv ice by the Rev. William B. Daniels, jr.. minister in charge. A feature of the service will be the music, which will be led by the com bined junior and senior choirs of the parish, which number 25 voices. The senior choir will render “Jerusalem," by Hubert H. Parry, an adaptation of a portion of William Blake’s “Pro phetic Books.” as an offertory. Bishop Darst has been the episco pal authority of the Diocese of East Carolina for more than a quarter of a century, and through his long years of service and leadership he has endeared himself to a host of friends of every religious communion. Mem j bers of all local churches are espec ially invited to attend the service ! Monday evening,. Bishop Darst Will be at St. Luke’s | Episcopal church,- Roper, for service I Friday night, October 2. This serv j ice will begin at 8 p. m. He will visit i Creswell and Columbia Sunday and ' return to Plymouth for service Mon |day evening.