Officers of Washington County
Begin New Terms Here Monday
Two Men in Service
Here on Leaves of
Absence To Qualify
H. W. Pritchett Only New
Officer To Take Oath of
Washington County's official family
entered upon a new term last Mon
day, but there was only one new
comer to the group. E. F. Swain,
of Creswell, member of the county
board of commissioners for the past
six years, was not a candidate to
succeed himself in the recent elec
tion and his place on the board was
taken by H. W. Pritchett, also of
Creswell. Ben A Sumner is the new
county representative to the general
assembly, but he will not take office
until the legislature convenes in Jan
Two of the county officers sworn
in Monday were in the uniform of
the United States Army, and the first
action of the county commissioners
after they took the oath of office, was
to approve leaves of absence for
the duration of the w-ar or for the
remainder of term to which they
were recently elected. Tire two in
uniform were Wilbur M. Darden,
clerk of the superior court, and Wil
liam Ronald Gaylord, judge of the
recorder's court. Both are in the
Army Air Corps. Private Darden an
air mechanic's school at Sheppard
Field, Texas, and Pfc. Gaylord in the
insurance and allotment division,
post headquarters, Camp Luna. Las
Vegas, N. Mex.
W. Blount Rodman, who was nom
inated for solicitor of the county re
corder’s court last May. was unable
to be present to qualify for the of
fice, but it is understood he will be
granted leave of absence also when
he appears here to take the oath. Mr.
Rodman received his commission as
a second lieutenant in the Field Ar
tillery at Fort Sill, Okla.. last week.
Sheriff J. K. Reid was the oldest
county officer in point of service to
assume office Monday. His bond wras
approved and he took the oath of
office for his tenth term as sheriff.
He has already served eight two-year
Having this day qualified as exe
cutrix of the estate of Roxie Estelle
Reese, deceased, late of Washington
County, North Carolina, notice is
hereby given to all persons holding
claims against the estate of said de
ceased to present them to the under
signed for payment on or before the
18th day of November. 1943, or this
notice will be pleaded in bar of any
recovery thereon. All persons in
debted to said estate are requested to
make immediate payment to the un
This 18th day of September. 1942.
MABEL ELEANOR GRIFFIN.
n26 6t Executrix.
A cheerful old mammy
Who’d lived eighty years in
Said—"Sho’nuff, I’ll buy
Defense Bonds, ’cause I
Am in love with the Star
tHelp boy the planes and
tpnlM needed to smash
the Axial Sato with U. 9.
Bonds and Stamp* w«y
Only Two Cases Called
In Court Here Tuesday
Only two cases were called in re
corder's court here last Tuesday, and
the defendants were found not guilty
in both of them. Margaret Baum,
colored, of Plymouth, was acquitted
of a charge of assault with a dead
| ly weapon: and Layton Taylor, color
ed, also of Plymouth, was found not
guilty of assault on a female under
18 years of age.
terms and one four-year term, and
he was sworn in Monday to begin a
new' four-year period.
E. G. Arps, who has served two and
a half years as chairman of the board
of county commissioners, entered up
on his second elective term; and J.
C. Knowles, of Roper, w'ho has serv
ed two two-year terms, was sworn in
to begin his third term. Coroner
Jack L. Horner also took the oath of
office Monday, starting his first elec
tive term, although he has served
for about a year and a half on the
unexpired term of former Coroner
W. H. Peele.
C. N. Davenport, sr.. of Creswell,
' was scheduled to be sworn in as
county treasurer to succeed W. Lin
wood Hassell, but, due to a misunder
standing, did not have his bond
ready; and he was given an addi
tional 10 days by the commissioners
Jury Lisf Drawn by
Board for January
Term of Court Here
Judge R. Hunt Parker Is
Scheduled To Convene
Session January 4
The county board of commission
ers drew the jury list Monday for the
January term of Washington Coun
ty Superior Court, which is .sched
uled to begin Monday. January 4.
The term will continue for two weeks
and both civil and criminal cases are
to be tried. Judge R. Hunt Parker,
of Roanoke Rapids will preside.
A remarkable feature of the draw
ing Monday is that of the seven men
drawn from Scuppernong Township
to serve as jurors during the second
week, everyone is named Davenport.
Officials here say it is the first time
The jury list follows:
Plymouth Township: D. M. Strick
land. J. C. Swain. Archie W. Tetter
ton. W. C. Sexton. William A. Smith,
W. A. Swain. Henry D. McNair, H.
A. Liverman. Charles H. Robertson.
J. S. Shugar, Alton R. Watson, J. T.
Porter, Clyde Waters, J. W. Prest
wood, E. D. Kelly.
Lees Mill Township: A. B. Daven
port. William C. Spruill, L. E. Wood
ley, E. J. Spruill, Roy C. Chesson, R.
B. Alexander, B. M. Lewis, G. H.
Spruill. J. T. Gurganus, T. H. Davis,
and E. L. Davis.
Skinnersville Township: Loomis E.
Furlough, C. C. Cahoon. Grady Alex
ander, C. L. Everett. William A. Dav
enport, A. J. Davenport. Archie Bar
Scuppernong Township: Alton Bag
i ley, Roy T. Hopkins. C. S. Hufton.
| Plymouth: Alton F. Lilley. Clarence
T. Ainsley, J. B. Jordan. H. E. Owens
E. L. Ayers, Charles Robbins.
Lees Mill: L. D. Collins, Marvin
Hassell, N. H. Davenport, William
Long. T. E. Gaylord. J. W. Marrow.
William O. Edwards, S. E. Lilley, N
S. Harrington. H. C. Spruill.
Skinnersville: S. L. Davenport.
Scuppernong: Alexander H. Dav
Denport, J. M. Davenport. Leslie E.
Davenport, Joseph B. Davenport,
Aaron Davenport, sr., David E. Dav
enport. and L°on L. Davenport.
to have the bond prepared and qual
ify for the office.
Justice of the Peace T. F, Daven
port, of Creswell, adminsistered the
oath of office to Clerk W. M. Darden,
and Mr. Darden read the oath for
all the other officers.
While Mr. Darden and Mr. Gay
lord are in the Army, W. B. Cox is
serving as clerk of the superior court,
and Edward L. Owens is serving as
judge of the county recorder's court.
GET YOUR CHRISmiHS
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Right now, we have a large stock of practical gift
items in quality ready to wear—and they are economi
cal because they are the very things which he or she
would buy themselves. Replacments will be very dif
ficult, and we advise shopping at your very earliest op
Dresses - Coats
Suits - Sweaters
Shoes - Hosiery
Gowns - Slips
Pillow Slips - Towels
Dobbs and Berg Hats
Hickok Belts and Suspenders
Gloves - Sport Shirts
In addition to the items listed, there are many
others—including work clothing, as well as numer
ous clothing needs for the family. We will be only
too glad to help you select something for every person
on your gift list.
We Invite You to Use Our Lay-A way Plan
L. S. Thompson
“The Store of a Thousand Gift Ideas” Plymouth, N. C.
FOR SALE: TWO GOOD MILK
cows: one fresh in three weeks,
other last of January, J. O. High
smith, Roper, N. C. It
FOR SALE: STANDARD WINDOW
shades, dark green, white, ivory,
dark brown, dark ecru. See our dis
play. Davenport Hardware Co. jy9 tf
FOR SALE—ONE LOG CART AND
one mule. See A. R. Watson,
Plymouth. d3 2t
EXPERT PIANO TUNING AND RE
building. Equipped to render any
service to any make piano. Sixteen
years with Baldwin Piano Company.
Prices reasonable. All work guaran
teed. Address Charles Goodrich.
Box 405, Washington, N. C. n5 6t
FOR SALE: PAIR YOUNG MULES,
five years old. Weigh about 900
pounds each. Well broke. Also have
about 40 pigs to place in peanut fields
on shares. D. R. Paul, Pike Road,
N. C. Phone 2981. 30
FOR SALE: 29 CHICKENS, IIENS
and pullets. Addie Harrison, R. F.
D. No. 1. Box 180, Plymouth, N. C. It
FOR SALE—T. W. WOOD & SONS
garden seeds. Davenport Hard
ware C c. je25 tf
USE HAY WIRE FOR ELECTRIC
fencing. We have it. Blount’s
Hardware and Seed Store. City. d3 tf
FOR SALE: ARMY CART WHEELS.
Blount's Hardware and Seed Store.
FOR SALE—WALL PAPER. DAVEN
port Hardwarde Co. je25 tf
FOR SALE—100 ONE GALLON CO
ca-Cola jugs. Davenport Hard
ware Co. je25 tf
FOUND: BROWN HOUND DOG,
about year old; white stripe around
neck; been at my home about two
months. See J. J. Lee, Box 132,
Plymouth, N. C. It
FOR SALE: BENJAMIN MOORE
paints and varnishes; inside, out
side, floors. Davenport Hardware
Co. o22 tf
FOR SALE: 3 MULES, HORSE, 2
log wagons, farm cart, double walk
ing cultivator, Benthall peanut pick
er, mule-drawn hay baler, 3 sheep;
1941 Chevrolet sedan, good tires. Mrs.
Lloyd Horton, City. n5 tf
FOR SALE: WINDOW GLASS, ALL
sizes, single and double strength, j
Davenport Hardware Co. o22 tf
Musi Gel Licenses
W. B. Cox, assistant clerk of the
superior court, was this week desig
nated by the Bureau of Mines, De
partment of the Interior, as Wash
ington County licensing agent for
explosives and materials used in
explosives. He is authorized to issue
vendor's, purchasers', and foremen's
licenses for explosives.
It will be necessary in the future
for farmers who buy nitrate of soda
to secure a license from Mr. Cox. It
is also necessary for druggists and
other users of certain materials
which are used in making explosives
to secure such licenses, in addition to
purchasers of dynamite and other
explosives. From those who buy 10
pounds or more of fireworks must se
cure license from Mr. Cox. The fee
for each kind of license is 25 cents.
Mr. Cox's appointment as licening
agent for the Bureau of Mines has no
connection with his duties as assis
tant clerk of court, it is explained.
December Bond Sales in
County Holding Up Well
War Bond sales have gotten off to
a fairly good start in Washington
County this month, with a total of
$11,400 reported to date by the bank
and post office here. Up to noon to
day, the bank had sold $8,875 worth,
while the post office was trailing with
$2,525. The county quota for the
month is $21,000.
It is expected that sales of bonds
for Chirstmas gifts will show a big
increase within another week, and it
is believed the county will easily top
the quota for the month.
Sergeant Walter Burgess
Here On Visit To Parents
Staff Sergeant Walter C. Burgess
spent a few days here this week with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs T. C. Bur
gess. Sergeant Burgess entered the
Army in May of this year and was
sent to Camp Francis E. Warren at
Cheyenne, Wyo., for his basic train
ing. He was then assigned to the
Ordnance Department and transfer
red to Camp Chaffee, Ark., where he
was later promoted to corporal. He
received his promotion to staff ser
geant December 1st and is now on
his way to Camp Belvoir, Va., for
A Peoria, 111., plant salvaged 11,
420 pounds of scrap rubber, enough
for the rubber content of 4 flying
fortresses or of 2,855 gas masks.
Mrs. John E. Phelps
Died Last Thursday
Ai Home in Roper
Had Been in Declining
Health for 3 Years; Final
Rites Last Friday
Funeral services were held last
Friday afternoon for Mrs. John E.
Phelps, 53, of Roper, who died at her
home there Thursday morning at
9:40. Mrs. Phelps was the wife of a
prominent farmer and filling station
operator there. She had been in
declining health for a period of about
three years and was confined to her
home for about eight months.
The final rites were conducted at
the Zion Chapel Christian Church, of
which she had long been a member,
by the Rev. M. Luther Ambrose, of
Washington, assisted by the Rev.
Dennis W. Davis, of Williamston,
Interment was made in the Mizeil
cemetery. Mrs. Phelps was an active
church worker as long as her health
permitted. She had been a member
of the Zion Chapel church for about
40 years and was highly regarded for
her Christian character throughout
Besides her husband, John E.
Phelps, Mrs. Phelps is survived by a
son, A. R. Phelps, and a grandson,
Randolph Bray Phelps, all of Roper.
She also leaves four sisters, Mrs. Myr
tle Marrow, of Roper; Mrs. J. R. Bry
an, Mrs. R. L. Williams and Mrs. W.
V. Piland, all of Portsmouth, Va.;
and two brothers, S. D. Davis, of
Plymouth; and W. C. Davis, of Vir
ginia Beach, Va.
E. S. Blount Qualifies as
Member of Town Council
Outside of the “swearing in" of a
new member, the City Council this
week had a purely routine meeting
Monday night, auditing and author
izing the payment of a number of
Edward S. (Ted) Blount took the
oath of office as a member of the
council, from the second ward, suc
ceeding C. E. Ayers, who disqualified
himself when he moved outside the
ward limits. Mr. Blount will serve
out the remainder of Mr. Ayers’ un
expired term, which had until the
first Monday in June to run.
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The board next unanimously grant
ed leave of absence to Clerk of Su
perior Court W. M. Darden and
Judge of Recorder’s Court William
Ronald Gaylord for the duration of
the war or until their terms of of
Former Commissioner E. F. Swain,
of Cresweli, was appointed tax sup
ervisor for the coming year, and the
following list takers were named to
begin the annual tax-listing task the
first of next month: E. M. Chesson,
for Lees Mill Township; Paul Be
langa, for Scuppernong Township;
W. W. White, for Skinnersville
Township; and Mrs. Hermine Ram
sey, for Plymouth Township. A
meeting will be held Tuesday night,
December 22. at 8 o'clock to swear in
the list takers and to discuss uni
form listing of livestock and other
articles of personal property.
The board reappointed the follow
in county officers to serve during the
year 1943 at their present salaries:
Eli Jack Spruill, county auditor; J.
E Davenport, county tax collector;
L. L. Basnight, superintendent of the
county home and farm; and J. H.
Hamilton, janitor at the courthouse.
It was ordered that Sheriff J. K.
Reid be allowed $1 per day for meals
served to each prisoner instead of
75 cents per day, as in the past.
An agreement was reached with A.
N. Ayers to accept $177.25 in settle
ment of his taxes for the year 1930.
Mrs. Maurice Smith was ordered
paid 20 cents a pound for 65 pounds
of ducks killed by dogs, a total of
Roper school was granted an ap
propriation of $25 for repairs.
W. L. Whitley was elected county
attorney for a two-year term.
County Officers Return
To Stations With Army
Pfc. W. Ronald Gaylord, who has
been here on leave for the past week
to qualify as judge of the county re
corder's court, left this morning by
car to resume his duties with the
Army Air Corps at Camp Luna, Las
Vegas, N. Mex. Mrs. Gaylord accom
panied him and will make her home
in Las Vegas while her husband is
Pvt. Wilbur M. Darden, also home
on leave to qualify as clerk of the
superior court, will return tomorrow
to his duties with the Army Air Corps
at Sheppard Field, Texas.
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