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SELMA, N. O, THURSDAY, MAY 3, 1945.
State President Speaks To
Local Legion Auxiliary
Selma American Legion Auxil
iary Was Host To More Than
One Hundred Guests At A
Barbecue Dinner On Last Fri
day Evening Mrs. J. W.
Hendricks, State President of
the Auxiliary, Was The Prin
The members of the Selma Ameri
can Legion Auxiliary entertained at
a barbecue dinner at the Legion hut
on last Friday evening, honoring
their husbands and other invited
' The president of the local auxiliary,
Mrs. E. G. Hobbs, presided over the
meeting. Mrs. John T. Hughes de
livered the address of welcome and
Dr. E. N. Booker, commander of the
Selma Post, responded.
Raleigh H. Griffin, cashier of the
Branch Banking & Trust Company,
delivered the invocation.
Mrs. Lillian Louise Woodard Her
ren sang two of the late President
Roosevelt's favorite songs, accom
panied at the piano by Mrs. Leon
Mrs. J. Wade Hendricks, depart
ment president of the American Le
gion Auxiliary, of Statesville, was
the principal speaker. She was intro
duced by Mrs. Hobbs. Mrs. Hendricks
told of the many accomplishments of
the auxiliary and urged every one
present to buy more War Bonds.
Following the address by Mrs.
Hendricks, Miss. Aurelia Adams, state
secretary of the auxiliary, of Raleigh,
made a brief but very interesting
Mrs. 0. S. Slaunwhite, of Raleigh,
chairman for this area, was introduc
ed by Mrs. Hobbs and spoke briefly.
Other distinguished .guests present
were Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Moore, of
Raleigh. Mrs. Moore is state histor
ian and Mr. Moore is a clerk in the
More than one hundred guests were
present and a most delightful even
ing was spent.
Kiwanis Club Speaker
At the close of the business session
of the Selma Kiwanis club on last
Thursday evening, program chairman
Raleigh Griffin introduced R. P.
Holding of Smithfield, onqkof North
Carolina's most prominent Dankers.
Mr. Holding prefaced his remarks
by calling attention to the Seventh
War Loan Drive now about to begin,
stating that he hoped Johnston coun
ty would meet its quota as usual.
He spoke briefly on Post War
Planning and Financing. Mr. Holding
said he thought the question of Post
war Planning had been over empha
sized, that he felt that winning the
war should concern us now more than
anything else. However, he thought
we should be seriously thinking about
Post-war conditions; and made a very
constructive talk on post-war financ
The attendance prize, given by H.j
V. Gaskill, went to B. C. DuBose.
Secretary W. D. Perkins announced
that around 50 people from the club
had indicated they would attend char
ter night for Kenly's new club, in
eluding wives of Kiwanians, which is
Friday night, May 4th, at 7:30 P. M.
in the Kenly school gymnasium,
Selma Soldier Spends
Almost Year In Hospital
Miami Beach, Fla., May 2 T-5
Harvey C. Smith, 26, of Selma, N. C,
Route 2, has arrived at Army Air
Forces Redistribution Station No. 2
in Miami' Beach for reassignment
processing after completing a tour of
duty outside the continental United
Medical examinations and classifi
cation interviews at this post, pio
neer of several redistribution sta
tions .operated by the AAF Person
nel Distribution Command for AAF
returnee officers and enlisted men,
will determine his new assignment
He will remaiin'at the redistribution
station about two weeks, much of
which time will be devoted to rest
Corporal Harvey Smith was over
seas in the European theater of
operations, where he was a lineman
with an aviation signal unit. Follow
nig his return to this country, May
25, 1944, he was hospitalized until
the second of April, 1945. He is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey N.
Smith, Route 2, Selma. His wife,
Mary, lives at the same address.
On rthe Links
Young Lady (learning golf) How
do you like my game?
Caddy I suppose it's all right, but
I still prefer golf.
Editor Standi Received
Sad Message Today
Editor M. L. Standi, of The John-stonian-Sun,
received word this
morning that his half-brother, Cpl.
Edward E. Stancil, had died from
wounds received in action on Okina!
wa. He had been in the Army 38
months and had been overseas 34
months. Edward had never been home
since entering the army more than 3
Surviving are his mother, Mrs,
Addie Parrish, of Benson; three half-
brothers, M. L. Stancil of Selma;
Harvey Stancil of Benson;, and Wil
liam A. Stancil of Van Nuys, Califor
nia; two Bisters, Mrs. B. M. Riggs of
Hubert, N. C., and Mrs. Lee Parrish
Used Clothing Drive
Proves Very Successful
The used clothing drive for over
seas relief during the month of April
proved to be very successful.
Through the Selma school children
and the Boy Scouts of Selma quite a
collection of clothing was made.
Since Smithfield was the collection
center for the county, Mayor B. A.
Henry granted. the use of the town
truck and some men to go with it
Wednesday, first going to the Selma
school and picking up the clothing
collected by the school and then stop
ping at the office of The Johnstonian
Sun, which was .used as a collection
center for Selma, where they finished
loading the truck, after which the
clothing was taken .to the Legion Hut
in Smithfield where all clothing was
being sorted and packed for ship
ment under the direction of Mr. W.
M. Gastrin, t was here tht clothing
had been collected from the Smith
field area and from schools through
out the county.
We did not weigh all of the cloth
ing collected in Selma, but would
guess the amount to be between one
and two thousand pounds; and we
understand that the total clothing
collection for Johnston county will
run up to several tons.
The Selma drive was sponsored by
the Selma kiwanis club.
Town Election Will
Be Next Tuesday
- The date for filing for the election
on May 8 has now passed, but no
new candidates have thrown their
hats into the ring since last week.
: Mayor Henry is about the only one
who will hot be able to get a kick out
of this election. He will have no way
of telling whether the votes cast for
him were cast for him because the
DeoDle really wanted him or iust be-
cause there was no one else to vote
for. But not so with the commission
ers the winner in this race will
be the people's choice.
But Mayor Henry will have the
consolation to know he would have
had competition if there had been
any - widespread dissatisfaction with
Prisoners of War To
Wear Repaired Clothing
Atlanta, Ga., May 2. German
prisoners of war in the southeast
will, in the future, wear repaired
clothing formerly worn by American
fighting men in training, says an or
der issued today by Major General
lrederick E. Uhl, commanding gener
al, Fourth Service Command.
The move is part of the clothing
reclamation program. The order spec
ifies that German prisoners will be
issued "Class X" cloth'ng, garments
previously used by U. S. troops as
work clothes or for actual combat
training. American soldiers do not
wear "Class X" clothing off a mili
tary reservation. .
Pf c. James E. Wall
Promoted To Corporal
Word has been received that Pfc.
James E. Wall has been promoted to
the rank of Corporal Technician. Be
fore going overseas in February,
1944, he received training at Fort
Bragg, Fort Riley Kansas, Camp
Livingston, La., and Camp Hood,
Texas. His parents are Mr. and Mrs.
Johnnie Wall of Selma, Route 2. His
wife is the former Miss Eunice Ward
of Micro, daughter, of Mr.' and Mrs.
BUILDING THE PEACE
So many of our citizen? have asked
"where can I get information on
'BUILDING THE PEACE' V, that 1
am glad to offer here sources of ma
terial which you may have free or at
a nominal cost. To equip yoursell to
study the problems involved in
"BUILDING THE PEACE", there is
an abundance x of reading material
available. Write for the following:
'IThe United Nations: Dumbarton
Oaks Proposals For A General In
"War - How Can We Prevent It?"
Foreign Affairs Outline No. 1
"Prosperity - How Can We Pro'
mote It?" Foreign Affairs' Outline
"Social Progress 4 How Can We
Work For It?" Foreign Affairs Out
line No. 3
"Freedom - How Can We Achieve
It?" Foreign Affairs Outline No. 4
The above five leaflets may be ob
tained free by writing Department of
State, Washington 25, D. C. and re
quest oy name. v
To supplement the above I partic
ularly recommend the following:
"Citizens For A New World" - edi
ted by Erling M. Hunt. - National
Council for the Social Studies, 1201
Sixteenth St. N. W. Washington 6,
D. C. (1944. 186 pages. Cloth-bound
$2.00 - Send' money with order).
"Take Your Place At The Peace
Table" - by Edward L. Bernays. The
Gerent Press, 270 Madison Ave. New
York 16, N; Y. (1945. 60 pages. Paper-bound.
$1.00. Send money with
"After Victory Questions and
Answers on World Organization" - by
Bera Micheles Dean and C. Grove
Haines. (Headline Series, No. . 50).
Foreign Policy Association, 22 East
38th St. New York 16, N. Y. (1945.
96 pages. Paper-bound. 25c).
"A Commercial Policy For The
United Nations" - by Percy W. Bid-
well. Committee ort International
Economic Policv, 40, West 117th St,
New York 27, N, Y. (1945. 65 pages.
"The Dumbarton Oaks ' Proposals:
Economic and Social Cooperation".
(Problem ' XIX) Universities Com
mittee on Post-War International
Problems, 40 Mt. Vernon St., Boston
8, Mass. 1945. 38 pages5c)
tuiNDIlVIV. VU IKIKUOAVb Jl : " 1
Peace". Educational Policies Com
mission, National Education Associa
tion, 1201 Sixteenth St. N. W. Wash
ington 6, D. C. (1943. 61 pages. 10c).
"International Safeguard Of Hu
man Rights". (Fourth Report, Part
III). Commission to Study the Organ
ization of Peace, 45 East 65th St.
New York 21, N. Y. (1944. 24 pages,
Single copies Free).
"Monetary Plans For The United
Nations: A Layman's Guide To Pro
posals Of The Bretton Woods Con
ference" - by Mabel Newcomer,
American Association of University
Women, 1634 Eye St. N. W. Washing
ton 6. D. C. (1944, 26 pages. 15c).
; "What Foreign Trade Means To
You" - by Maxwell S. Stewart. (Pub
lic Affairs Pamphlet, No. 99). Public
Affairs Committee, 30, Rockefeller
Plaza, New York 20, N. Y. (1945. 32
This is by no means an exhaustive
list, but it is a beginning. Get your
Copies. Be informed. Lend your in
fluence in "Building The Peace".
Your School Principal.
S.-Sgt. Chas. E. Fulghum
Awarded Combat Badge
. With the 17th Airborne Division,
Germany. Awarding of the Com
bat Infantryman's Badge to Staff
Sergeant Charles E. Fulghum, Selma,
North Carolina, for exemplary con
duct in action against the enemy, has
been announced in orders . issued by
the sergeant's headquarter?.
S.-Sgt. Fulghum, serving as a Bat
talion Headauartera Sunnlv Sertrenat.
participated with the 17th Airborne!
Division in the invasion of the Rhine!
Valley and crossed the Rhine River !
with the 194th Glider Infantry, the
regiment that captured Franz Von
Before entering the Army he was
employed by the Atlantic Coast Line
Railroad. His father, C. W. Fulghum,
lives in Selma.
General Gives Warning
To High School Students
Atlanta, Ga., May 2. Major Gen
eral Frederick E. Uhl, Commanding
General, Fourth Service Command,
today warned high school students
and other youngsters against the
practice of marking "PW" on their
clothing as a prank.
"This is an extreme' v dangerous
practice," General Uhl asserted, as
"Military personnel, believing them
to be Prisoners of War, may shoot
them if they do not halt when order
ed to do so. This practice also hamp
ers apprehension of escaped prison
ers of war." '
High Brow I admire Keats.
Low Brow Well, I like to know
people who like children.
At Fort Moultrie
SGT. GEO. WILLARD CORBETT,
son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Corbett of
Selma, Route 1, who is stationed at
Fort Moultrie, S. C. He has been, in
the Army since January, 1942, and
has been stationed at Fort Moultrie
ever since. He is 25 years old.
Methodist Hold District
Conference At Oxford
The Methodist Conference of the
Raleigh District was held at Oxford
Tuesday. Mr. W. H. Call. J. Q. A.
Jeffreys, W. T. Woodard, and W, T
t Woodard. ' Jr- were deleratea fr.m
1 ,-J. I ' , T
This conference marks the first
half of the church year. For this
period the pastor reported a better
average attendance at Sunday School
and at church cervices, the near pav
ment of the Church' Crusade Pledge
and its oversubscription, and the ad
dition of twenty members. Permis
sion from the government was re
ceived for travel to the conference
which was well attended. It was
marked by an outstanding address by
Dr. Dilbert Rowe of Duke University.
R. 0. Broadwell Is
Stricken With Paralysis
R. O. (Dick) Broadwell, suffered a
stroke of paralysis in his right side
about three o'clock at his home here
last Friday morning. He was rushed
to Duke Hospital, Durham, where he
is reported to be in a critical condi
tion;" His two sons, Donald and Wilson
Broadwell, who are in the armed
services, have arrived to be with
their parents during Mr. Broadwell's
Mr. Broadwell was an employee of
the Southern Railway 'Company here,
a position he has held for many
years. ' ; . '
Pfc. Josephus Pittman
Wins Conduct Medal
Pfc. Josephus D. Pittman, of Sel-
Route 1, has recently been
f8 the Army's G,d .Condu?
f181 Ior exemplary oenaviour. ei
ficiency and fidelity. He received the
Medal at his base in Belgium. He en
tered the army in 1942 and has been
overseas for two years. He is the
husband of Mrs. Lois Pittman of
Selma, Route 1, and the son of Mrs.
Pollie Pittman and the late Joseph
Pittman of near Micro.
Negro Family Named
In Order of Calendar
Living on the farm of Mr. Jim
Kirby about two miles north of
Selma is a Negro man by, name
of Friday Raynor.
When questioned here Tues
day as to why people called him
"Friday", he said that was his
Friday told us that he was
reared in Wayne county and
that his parents had 16 children
7 boys and 9 eirls. The bovs
were named after the days of
the week beginninor with Mon
day and running throusrh Sun-
day. The nine irirls were named
after the months of the vear.
beginning with January and
running through September.
- .T' !jiiw "'iw ' " ' ,
i nn I i ' 5"
Somewhere In France
PVT. PERCY WILBUR CORBETT,
son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Corbett of
Selma, Route 1, who is stationed
somewhere in France. He entered the
armed services on October 12, 1944,
and went overseas on March 1, 1945.
He is 19 years old.
ARMY FINDS THAT
Atlanta, Ga., May 2. Newspapers
and radio stations were thanked to
day by Major General Frederick :' E.
Uhl, Commanding , General, Fourth
Service Command, for their help in
the.v:scce8Sfuli campaign. trcxait
WAC medical technicians for Army
"During the campaign, 848 techni
cians were enrolled to exceed a quo
ta of 810 for the seven states of the
Fourth Service Command," General
Uhl said. "Newspapers and radio
gave generously of their space and
time, and their help is greatly ap
Change Meeting Date
Of American Legion
The date for the May Meeting of
the Selma Post of the American
Legion has been changed from Tues
day, Mav 8, to Wednesday night, May
16th at 8 o'clock.
The change was necessary because
of the Town election on May 8.
A Dutch fish supper will be served
by Newitt Branch and Charles B.
Fulghum. Plates will be no more than
50 cents each. All veterans of World
War I and World War II are invited
to join the partv at the Legion Hut
at 8:00 P. M. Notify Newitt Branch
or Charles Fulghum as early as yon
can as to how many plate you will
want so that they will have some
idea as to how many to prepare for.
Election of officers for the ensuing
year will be the chief item of busi
E. N. BOOKER, Commander.
Lesion Auxiliary To
Meet With Mrs. Griffin
The American Legion Auxiliary
will meet Tuesday evening. May 8th,
at 8 o'clock, with Mrs. Raleigh H.
Griffin. Cohostesses will be Mrs. E.
G. Hobbs, Mrs. S. R. Renfrow and
Miss Cassie Abdalla. At this time
the nominating committee will pre
sent a slate of officers for the new
Auxiliary year. AH members are urg
ed to attend.
Miss Marie Poole
Hostess To G. I. Group
The G. I. Group from the Method
ist church met at the home of Miss
Margie Poole Tuesday night at eight
o'clock. The meeting was opened by
singing, "Onward Christian Soldiers."
Jewell Worrells was in charge of th?
terprogram. After the program the
hostess served iced drinks, sand
wiches, cookies, and cream wafers.
The group leader, Miss Ruth Ellis,
was away and Mrs. Alma Critcher
met with the young group. The next
meeting will be at the home of Mary
Nit What is there about a pretty
girl that makes you think of spring?
Wit One come-hither look, and
the sap begins1 running.
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Furious Battle for German Cap
ital Ends With Surrender of
70,000 Die-Hard Nazis; Rug.
sians Also Take Rostock On
London, Thursday, May 3. Berlin,
greatest city of the European conti
nent, fell yesterday afternoon to the
Russians, who quoted a high prisoner
as declaring that Adolf Hitler had
committed suicide along with Prop
aganda Minister Goebbels as the cap
ital of the blood-drenched Nazi em
pire tumbled around them.
Also reported dead by his own
hand was Hitler's new general staff
chief, an infantry general named
Krebs, as 70,000 German troops laid
down their arms in the surrender
which Hitler had said never would
Deadly Battle Ends.
The Soviet's triumph after 12 days
of history's deadliest street fighting,
was announced last night by Premier
btahn in an order of the day and in
the Soviet communique broadcast
from Moscow this morning.
Stalin's order made no mention of
Hitler, who the Nazis had said died
in his shattered Reichchancellery in
the heart of Berlin on May 1.
The Soviet communiuue, however,
stated that among the captives taken
was Dr. Hans Fritsche, Goebbels'
chief deputy in the Nazi Ministry of
Press and Propaganda, and that
Fritsche told his Russian interroga
tors that Hitler, Goebbels and Gener
al Krebs all had committed suicide.
Not a single additional detail was
supplied by the communio.ue, , which
carried the startling announcement
deep en the body of its ext.- ; . 1
Only Wednesday the Moscow radio -
had ridiculed the German account of
mg it was "a Fascist trek to give
him a chance to escape underground.
Today, Moscow officially carried
the suicide report, indicating that it
was at least given some credence.
Berlin is the largest city ever con
quered in thousands of years of hu
man struggle. Its 12-day siege was
among the most savage and bloody in
The city which was to have ruled
the world for 1,000 years sprawled
over 341 square miles of Germany's
Brandenburg plains. Today this vast
area a wasteland of crumbled stone
and ashes stood as a monument to
the death of Nazi Germany and the
might of Allied arms.
This was the greatest city of con
tinental Europe the fourth largest
city in the world. Only Tokyo, the
world's third largest metropolis re
mains as a greater potential prize
for the Allies in their war against ag
gression. And Tokyo's days are num
bered. In pre-war days 4,335,000 persons
toiled in Berlin, then one of Europe's
mightiest industrial and commercial
centers. Today the survivors roam its
desolate streets in search of food and
PROCESSED FOODS: H2, J2, K2,
L2, M2 . . , . expire June 2. N2, P2,
Q2, R2 S2. . . expire June 30. T2, U2,
V2, W2, X2 . . . expire July 31. Y2,
Z2, Al, Bl, Cl . . . expire August 31.
MEATS & FATS: Y5, Z5 A2, B2,
C2, D2 . . . expire June 2. E2, F2, G2,
H2. J2 . . . expire June 30. K2, L2,
M2, N2, P2 . . . expire July 31. Q2,
R2, S2, T2, U2 . . . expire August 31.
SUGAR: Sugar Stamp 35 . . . good
for five pounds . . . expires June 2.
Sugar Stamp 36 . . . good for five
pounds . . expires August 31.
SHOES: Airplane Stamps 1, 2, and
3 now good.
FUEL OIL: Period 4 and 5 (last
season) and Periods 1, 2, 3. 4 and 5
(this season) valid for 10 gallons
GASOLINE: A-15 coupons good
through June 21.
RENT CONTROL: All persons
renting or offering for rent, any liv
ing quarters whatsoever must regis
ter each dwelling unit with rent con
trol office in their rent area. Persons
who feel that they are being over
charged for rents may submit com
plaints to OPA Complaint forms are
available at the local War Price and
Rationing Board if your area does
not have a rent control office. ,
Rationing rules now require that
each car owner write his license .
number and state on each coupon in
his possession as soon as it is issued
to him by his local rationing board.
Jim Who was that blonde I
you with Saturday night? ;
Tim She was the brunette I was
out with Friday evening.