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SELMA, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1945.
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Edwards Brothers In Service
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,i. Pvt. Floyd P, Edwards (left) and David Edwards, sons of Mrs. Floyd Ed
wards and tthe late Mr. Edwards of Selma, Route 1, are now in service,
li Floyd is overseas and David is stationed at Keesler Field, Miss.
New Appointment Of
Welfare Board Required
Passage of recent . legislation will
necessitate the reappointment of all
county welfare board members by
April 1, 194o in order to provide
staggering terms of office, Dr. Ellen
Winston, Commissioner of Public
Welfare, announced this week.
Terms of two of the members would
have expired on that date. The new
act provides 'for appointment of all
three members for terms running for
one, two, and three years for the
first appointments with subsequent
: terms to run for three years. Thus
only one member's .term will expire
each . year in the future insteadrof
two terms expiring simultaneously
under the old law. ;
One member of the board is named
by the State Board of Public Wel
fare, one member by the county com
missioners of each county, and these
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two jointly select the third member.
In the event the two appointees can-
Tint avrB thirA momVior iha
appointment is made by. the resident
Superior Court judge.
The State Board at its meeting on
February 19 will make its appoint
ments for the first term of three
years. County commissioners will
make their appointments for the two
year term, while the third member
chosen this year will be appointed for
All members now serving on county
welfare boards are eligible for re
appointment this year. In making its
selection, the State Board of Public
Welfare considers suggestions from
any citizens of the community inter
ested in public welfare.
Selma Kiwanians Hear
Lincoln Day Address
A goodly number of Kiwanians
were on hand for the regular week
ly session of Selma club last Thurs
day evening at the Woman's club
building. Included were .12 from the
Smithfield club. V
Following the usual enjoyable meal
President Mose Stancil conducted the
business session, after which Kiwan
ian Hub Brown took over as program
chairman. Hub came up with a cork
ing good one this time with an ad
dress by Ira Ford, Johnston County's
Tax Collector, and member of the
Smithfield club. Kiwanian Ford, al
ways an able and interesting speaker,
talked on that great American, Abe
Lincoln. A timely theme since the
Great Emancipator's birthday occurs
The club meets this (Thursday)
at 7 nVWk Mi mppfirtr hour having
w is.an f 7-nn with i
been changed from 6:30 to 7:00, with
Kiwanian George Blount as program
Notice Of Meeting Of
American Legion Aux.
Legion Auxiliary j
will meet Wednesday evening, Feb
ruary 14th, at 7:30 o'clock, at the
home of Mrs. B. A. Henry. Co-hostesses
are Mrs. Charlie Fulghum and
Mrs. Charlie Grant.
Pvt. Wilson ( Jiggs)
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ISrOaQWell (JOniCS HOme
Pvt. Wilson (Jiggs) Bmadwell ar
' rived this week from a hospital in
Florida to spend a furlough with
Mrs. Broadwell and his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. R. O. Broadwell. Pvt. Broad
well was wounded last summer while
serving on foreign duty, aid wag in
a hospital in England until recently.
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LOUIS EDWARDS', grand
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late Mr Edwar( g e
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TO GIVE BINGO
PARTY FEB. 9
The American Legion Auxil
iary will have a Bingo Party at
the Woman's Club Building on
Friday night, February 9, at 8
o'clock. Fifteen games can be
had for $1.00, and each time any
one Bingoes a dressed hen will
be given to the winner. When
two or more Bingoes at the same
time a half t dozen home-made
cakes will be given each winner.
There will be an entertain
ment with refreshments follow
ing the game for everyone pres
ent. Arrangements have also been
made to have a Square Dance
with string music. ,
Net Around $870.00
The baskeball games and the barn
dance sponsored by. the Smithfield
Rotary club on Tuesday night if Jast
week for the benefit of the infantile,
nnwilitni. r J 1.1
i! - ,J,DL lunu neuea approximaieiy ,
8u' ottlclals the Rotary club have
all expenses in
curred in staging the games and the
dance, that sum remains to be turned
over to the infantile paralysis com
The largest crowd of the season
turned out at the high school gymna
sium bl IM tho KmStlifiol1 Rnfarv-
sponsored teams turn in a double
victory over Campbell College girls
and Wake Forest. College's varsity
quint and more than 1,200 persons at
tended the barn dance at the Dixie
Warehouse No. 2, it was estimated.
Much of the credit for the success
of the benefit projects goesvto Rota-
f T . t nr.,, . , ,
nan eto&n w imams, wno neaaea tne
committee which arranged for the
double-barreled celebration of the
C. Hub Brown, manager of the
Economy Furniture Compsny. left
Wednesday for High Point, Thomas
ville. Asheboro and other points in
the interest of his firm. Hub usually
brings back the bacon.
Dies In France
Major Lemuel Edgar Watson,' Jr.,
a Smithfield attorney and office; in
the National Guard before the - out
break of World War II died in a hos
pital in France on January 17 from
wounds received in action on Janua
ry 16, a telegram from the war de
partment informed members of'' his
family early Saturday night, t
Major Watson's wife, who resides
at Selma with her sister, Mrs. Pearl
B, Richardson, was informed by the
war department last Thursday: that
her husband had been seriously
One of three' commissioned officers
in the Smithfield National Guard,
Major Watson began full-time mili
tary duty in September, 1940, When
the guardsmen were mobilized in -one
of the important steps in America's
pre-Pearl Harbor preparedness pro
gram. At that time, he was a flr3t
After a period of training at -Fprt
Jackson, S. C, Major Watson was
Stationed at . Fort Sill. Okla., and
other camps before receiving assign
ment to overseas duty. He was nl
to the European war zone about -; a
year ago. "
Major Watson, a son of Mrs.,L-E.
Watson, Sr.. of Smithfield and-Wil-son
and the 'ate Mr. Watson, was Ed
ucated at Duke University, and .after
receiving his license to practice law,
opened an offrae in Smithfield. For a
number of years he served aa'attor
nev . for the Smithfield Production
Credit- Assoc'atwn. ' V
A public spirited citizen, Major
Watson served 9 period as scoutmas
ter, was active in the organization of
the old Smithfteld Lions club, ; fery-.
leading role in the formation of the
Johnston county chapter of the Duke
University Alumni Association of
Smithfield in 1039.
He was married to the former Miss
Josephine Batts of Wilson, who sur
vives with their two children, Den
nis and Betty Jo Watson, who live
Surviving besides his wife, mother
and children are a brother, Thomas
Watson cf Smithfield, and a feister,
Mrs. Ed Stallings of Wilson.
Heart Attack Is Fatal
To Weil-Known Citizen
Henry D. Bunn, 37, died at his
home in Selma Monday afternoon at
1:15 o'clock, following a heart attack.
The deceased, an employe of the
Southern Railroad, worked until mid
night the night before, his death. He
was a native of Wilson county and a
son of Daniel M. Bunn. and the late
Funeral services were .conducted
from Branch Chapel Free Will Bap
tist church Wednesday afternoon at'
3:00 o'clock, by the Rev. Wiley Fer-
rell of Morrisville. assisted by the
Rev. W. H. Lancaster of Smithfield.
Burial took place in the church cem
etery. - -V
Surviving are his wife, Elma L.
Bunn; his afther, Daniel M. Bunn of
Selma, Route 1; two daughters, Beu
lah Lee and Geraldine Bunn; five
sons,. Ray, Tony. Henry D., Jr., Car
son and Gregg Cherry Bunn; the lat
ter born on the morning of election
day and named for North Carolina's
governor.. .Two sisters. Mrs. R. T.
.Jones and Mrs. G. E. Jones of Selma,
Route 1, also survive.
'A message of condolence from
Governor Cherry was received by the
Beaufort Gtizens Are
Now Residents of Selma
Mr. C. W. Britton of Beaufort, has
recently purchased the Pilkirigton
home on Highway 301, just south of
Selma, and has moved his family,
consisting of his wife and two daugh
ters, here to make their home. Mr.
Britton, member of the firm of Tal
britt's, ladies ready-to-wear store,
had resided in "Beaufort for the past
14 years. He has recent'y had his
store on the corner of Anderson and
Raeford streets remodeled.
This firm carries an up-to-date
stock of goods in all the latest
spring styles. The Johnstonian-Sun
welcomes this splendid, family to our
Lt Joe D. Richardson
Arrives Safely Overseas
A cable was received by Mrs. Pearl
B. Richardson Tuesday from her son,
Lt. Joe D. Richardson, announcing his
safe arrival overseas. I
Red Cross Quotas Are
Allotted To Townships
The seventeen townships in John
ston County have been given allot
ments in the Red Cross drive which
is to be waged during the month of
March. In most cases it will be seen
that the amounts actually raised in
the various townships of the county
in 1944 exceeded the amount allotted
to them in 1945. The Johnston Coun
ty , Chapter of the American Red
Cross has been asked to raise a total
of $19,000 this year, says J. Durwaid
Creech of Smithfield, who has been
appointed county chairman of the
drive for 1945.
H. H. Lowry, Advertising Manager
of The Johnstonian-Sun, has been
appointed Publicity Chairman of the
drive for Johnston County, and M. I.
Stancil, President of the Selma Ki
wanis club, has been named chairman
of the drive for Selma Township.
The quotas by townships are:
Township Quota 1944
Boon Hill .$600 $611.48
Beulah 1400 1473.00
O'Neals . 275 268.15
Micro 350 320.00
. Pine Level ..... .... 700 711.15
Selma 3000 3115.53
Banner 1700 1741.00
Smithfield 7000 6809.30
Ingrams 1500 1593.00
Pleasant Grove 500 478.00
Wilson's Mills 500 503.00
Cleveland 250 99.51
Elevation 250 217.70
Wilders . 400 380.81
Meadow 800 864.19
Bentonville 250 157.90
Hear President Dean
A group of 19 members . of the
S?ilthfteld Klwanis ! club -went to
jtocty Mount Tuesday "night" 3f Hast"
week to hear an address oy Ben
Dean, president ' of Kiwanis Interna
tional, who spoke to more than 300
Kiwanians representing different
clubs throughout Eastern North Car
Touching on the cost of World
War II, President Dean told those
present that this war will cost the
nation a trillion dollars and that we
are spending money at the rate of
a billion dollars every four days.
Said he, "Every 12 days we spend
as much as we spent in a whole year
before the war on our public schools,
our colleges and universities. For a
trillion dollars, a modern five-room
house could be built for every fami
ly in the world, or a million dollar
hospital could be built for every com
munity of 2,000 population, or 500.
000,000 young men and women could
be given a four-vear college educa
tion." President Dean is an advertising
executive at Grand Rapids, Michigan,
He was introduced by Sm Bundy of
Tarboro, governor of the Carolinas
Tliose attending the meeting from
the. Smithfield Kiwanis club included:
President Ben H. Houston, J. A.
Pool, G. Ira Ford Sam Stallings. Ar
thur Gardner. J. R. Overby, B. W.
Booker, Theron Johnson, Macy L.
Hoyle, Albert Stallings, Dr. E. S.
Gradv, John Piland, Clyde Layne. Dr.
J. W. Whitehead. Elton Mitchiner,
Roy Strickland. H. L, Staohenson and
A. G. Glenn, and Glenn Grier.
Pvt. William 0. Core
Is Injured In Action
Mrs. Bill "Core received a telegram
from the' War Department Monday,
stating that her : husband, Pvt. Wil
liam O. Core, was seriously injured
in action January 11. in Belgium.
Bill was inducted in the Army on
April 5, 1943, and went overseas on
December 2, 1943. He stayed in Eng
land nearly a year before going to
France and Belgium. He was in the
Ordnance Corps until recently when
he was transferred to ; the Infantry.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. B.
Core, and husband of the former!
Lucile Barnes of Selma.
- A recent letter from Bill to his
wife stated he was in a hospital in
Selma Boy Says It's
Cold In South Dakota
The editor of The Johnstonian-Sun recently underwent an operation for
had a card from S. S'gt. William H. appendicitis at Duke Hospital, Dur
Thorne last week, who is stationed in ( ham. returned to her homo in Selma
Sioux Falls, South Dakota. S. Sgt. Tuesday. Her many friends will be
Thorne wrote in part: "Take it from I glad to learn that she is getting along
me, it is plenty cold in South Dakota,
The temperature sticks from 5 de-
grees above to 5 below zero."
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iMrs. Ralph Joldston spent Sunday in
Raleigh, the guests of Petty Officer'
and Mrs. Bob Oliver.
Johnston County Sheriff
Dies At Smithfield Home
C. L GODWIN DIES
AT RALEIGH HOME
Veteran Raleigh Insurance Man
Was Native of Johnston Coun
ty Was Brother Of Walter
Godwin, And Brother-in-Law
of Leon Brown, of Selma.
His. many friends in Selma and
Johnston county were deeply shocked
when news was received Wednesday
afternoon that Clarence I. Godwin,
native of Pine Level, had died sudden
ly at his home in Raleigh, where he
had resided for several years.
Before going to Raleigh Mr. bod
win was engaged in the drug busi
ness at Pine Level. He was widely
known throughout Eastern North
Carolina in the insurance field.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lois
B. Godwin, of Raleigh; two sons. C.
Rich Godwin, of Newport News, Va.,
and Flight Officer Joe O. Godwin, of
the U. S. Army Air Forces; four
daughters, Mrs. R. E. Earp, of Selma
Route 1; Mrs. Cary P. Rogers,. Polly
Godwin and Lois J. Godwin, all of
Raleigh, and four grandchildren. ;.
1 he following brothers and sisters
also survive: Walter Godwin, promi-;
nent merchant of Selma;' Clyde Godr
win. fcarl Godwin and Leon Godwin,
of Pine Level; Mrs. Jesse Austin, of
Clayton; Mrs. Street Jones and Mrs
Flora P. Rae, of 1 Pine Level. , . . '
Smithfield Negro Kills
r. Himself With Shotgiin
Charles Avery. Negro, was found
shot to death in his home at Smith
field Sunday morning. Coroner E. N.
Booker, who investigated the Negro's
death gave a verdict of suicide.
Av ery was about 28 years old, and
was found lying on the floor with his
feet under the bed. The bed clothing
was partially soaked with blood and
it seemed evident that he had fallen
from the bed to the floor. The fatal
wounds were just above the Tieart,
with a, 12-guage shotgun lying in a
baby bed a few feet away.
The dent of a gun butt was found
in the wall of the house which seem
ed to match the gun found in the
baby bed. and it was decided that
Avery held ; the butt of the gun
against the wall of the house as he
fired the load into his body.
Several persons who had previously
been arrested pending a thorough in
vestigation were released when the
coroner rendered his verdict.
Gas Rationing Board
The Local War Price & Rationing
Board has discontinued its regular
Thursday afternoon weekly gasoline
meetings, at which it has heard ap
In the future, it will be necessary
for any applicant desiring to meet
with the gasoline board, to file his or
her complaints in writing, with the
RrH Th;a hnv, mv.w,, ? w -
tablished due to government regula
tions requiring each applicant to es
tablish in writing, the requirements
All gasoline applications filed for
any purpose should be fully filled out
by the applicant, proper name and
address, car description, each ques
tion answered in full, and where em
ployed by some firm should be certi
fied by the signature of tho person in
charge, stating the mileage necessary
for the applicant's operations. Final
ly, signature of applicant. "Mileage
Ration Record Sheet should accom
pany all supplemental and special ap
plications. If the above instructions are ob
served, the applicant will save time
j and delay due to having applications
returned for corrections,
Mrs. Faulkerson Back
From Duke , Hospital
Mrs. Elsie Corbett Faulkner.' who
A. V. Thomas, assistant county
agent of Craven County, reports the
of zvo birds. He suggests
that flocks be culled from time to
time, and the best birds kept.
Sheriff Kirby L. Rose Dies Af
ter Lingering Illness Funer
al Will Be Held From The
Home In Smithfield Today
(Thursday) At 3 P. M.
Sheriff Kirby L. Rose, 54,
shenf f of Johnston County for
the past six years, died at his
home in Smithfield Wednesday
afternoon at 4:30 following an
illness of several months. Sheriff
Rose had been in declining
health for the past several
months and recently spent five
weeks in a Goldsboro Hospital.
About three weeks ago he returned
home from the hospital somewhat
improved, but he was not able to re
sume his duties at the courthouse.
Funeral services will be conducted
from the home this (Thursday) after
noon at 3 o'clock by the Rev. C L.
Gillespie, pastor of the Smithfield
Baptist church, and Dr. H. S. Hilley,
president of Atlantic Christian Col
lege, Wilson. Interment will take
place in Sunset Memorial Park near
Sheriff Rose was a son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Joel L. Rose, of Wayne
county. , He was a native -of Wayna
Surviving are his wife; three chil
dren, First Lt. Robert Rose, Marine
Corps, stationed at Newport, Ark.,
Cpl. Christine Rose, of the Marine
Corps, stationed in California, and
Mrs. Evelyn Hopkins, of - Clayton;
two grandchildren and several bro- . ,.
thers -and sister?. " -1
Dime v in v acnoois vis -Approved
The teaching of the Bib'e in the
Public Schools has the approval ; of
Yale Divinity School, one of the old
est and most famous religious school
institutions of our country, of Duke
Divinity School, of Union Theological
Seminary of Richmond, Va., and many
other institutions, and of many of
the wise men of our country. It has
the approval of the laws of North
Carolina, and of the State Council of
Churches which represents a great
number of the religious denominations
of our State.
One of the most interesting instan
ces of teaching of the Bible in pub
lic schools is in the city of Chatta
nooga. About twenty years ago it was
initiated there by the McCauley
brothers of the McCauley Military
Prep School, one of the best schools
of its kind in the South. For twenty
years or more the Bible has been
taught in the schools of Chattanooga
with success ' and with much satis
faction to those concerned. It is a
movement which has come rapidly in
our State, and is growing throughout
all the states.
It will be a source of genuine grat
ification to Selma and community to
know that next year its children will
have this privilege. Practically all of
our colleges, both state and denomin
ational, have elective courses in the
Bible, but a large percent of our high
school students do not go to college.
hence they never have the opportuni-
ty to choose the study of the Bible
along with their other studies. Next
year they will have that opportunity
along with that of over one hundred
other communities in North Carolina.
: Very soon the committees of the
churches will see those who made
pledges last year to contrihute to this
work. The teacher will be recom
mended b; the committee of the
churches to Mr. Tuttle, principal of
the Selma school, who will nominata
her for election bv the County Board
of Education. The North Carolina
Council of Churches cts as a
clearing house for public school Bible
teachers, and the committee of the
churches will look to this Council for
information and aid in the procuring
of the best possible teacher.
Negro Spirituals At
Local Methodist Church
; A musical treat is in store at. the
Edgerton Memorial Methodist church
Sunday night when a group of Negro
students selected from the Glee Club
of the Richard B. Harrison School
will sing Negro Spirituals. There will
be no preaching service as the Musi
cal Program will take the major, part
of the hour. V
County Agent Riley Palmer of
Asheville reports a larger number of
4-H steers on feed than usual. Voca
tional teachers also report many F.
F. A. steers for the Asheville show in