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SELMA, N. C., THURSDAY, MAY 31, 1945.
Lt. Joe D. Richardson Is
Mayor of Town In Germany
Lt. Joseph D. Richardson, son of
Mrs. Pearl B. Richardson of Selma,
is now Mayor of the town of Toulan
borg, Germany, according to a letter
just received by his mother.
"The town has a population of
around 4,000 and every one of them
seem to have some reason to want to
see the commandant (that's me)",
he writes. "I didn't know there could
be so many headaches in any one job.
I am Mayor, Banker, Chief -of -Police,
Charge de Affairs, City Clerk, Audi
tor, and every other title that you
ever heard of. Of course I have a
staff I'm teaching to take over vari
ous jobs,, but at the present I've got
more jobs than Carter has Liver
Pills. I had to throw out the burgo
master, who was here as he was a
bit hesitant in cooperating." he states.
"However, I think I have things
well in hand now' as the men are most
ambitious and try hard to please.
"I am having a meeting in the irfor
ning, which will consist of the owner
of a coal mine, which is under my
control, the owner of a potash mine,
the banker, burgomaster, ' city clerk
and tax collector, to determine the
financial status of the town and the
ability to produce the resources that
are on hand. I have already appointed
an OPA Director and several invest!
gators to carry out my request. I
have two cars at my disposal which
I confiscated and an office in the city
hall that is equipped with everything,
including a radio. .
"Of course my real worries haven't
started yet as I'm going to have to
take care of an (censored) number of
different nationalities and the city is
about 1500 overcrowded already, any
way it sure does beat being up there
swatting off those firearms, besides it
does give one a lot of privilege, which
I haven't had time to utilize as yet.'' J
Cpl. Thomas Woodard
Writes From Overseas
f iy.ji.i.wi mi .i imiii
LT. J. D. RICHARDSON
SOMEWHERE IN PACIFIC
Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Woodard re-j
ceived a letter from their son, CpI.'
Thomas H. Woodard last Saturday,
written a few days after VE-Day. He
is in the 20th A. D., and was with the
rrj. KUjjAjNJL) JL. HUUHtiS, son
of Mr. L. J. Hughes of Selma, has
1 served in the Pacific since July. 1943,
i He served with the 10th Service
r j vr.
Seventh Army during the capture of f an. e is now somewnere m
Munich. Theirs was the first tank i thr Phll,ppine Is,ands-
company to go through Munich, and
they also captured the airport. Thy
helDed liberate great numbers of
prisoners, slaves and GI's. He writes
"I have never seen such happy faces
in all mv life." He had a narrow es
cape while spearheading an attack
across the Danube River, when a Ger
man 88 shell took the radio antenna
on ms ianK. ne says tne country in
that section is beautiful, the scenerv
near the Alps being beyond descrip.
S.-Sgt. Woodall Wins
tion. On VB-Day he went to Berchest
garden, Hitler's mountain home.
6th ARMY GROUP, Germany.
S. Sgt. Will E. Woodall of TWisinn
member of the 143rd Infantry Regi
ment, was one of the doughboys of
that Regiment who marked their
second anniversary overseas with
drive into German soil, through the
Siegfried Line and to the Rhine
River. In a few days' time they cap
tured 2,886 German soldiers.
Part of the 86th "Texas" Division
j one of the veteran divisions in Gen.
'. rr.B i tnese infantrymen slashed through
j a u n'S """"'' sltn nigged terrain of Northern At
"nl "' rnun year -n.i.f ,: TT o ith.
. .. iiKii. nmic VI V. k). III
Army squeeze maneuver on German
Old Time Box Party
Scheduled For June 6th
Sponsored By Selma Kiwanis
Club Ladies Asked To Pre
pare Boxes Which Will Be
Sold For High. Dollar.
There will be an old time Box Par
ty at the gymnasium building in
Selma on Wednesday night, June 6,
beginning at 7:30 o'clock. It will be
held under the sponsorship of the
Selma Kiwanis club and all moneys
derived from the sale of boxes will go
into the Kiwanis treasury to be used
for expanding the work of Kiwanis
in Selma and vicinity. The money will
h snent-. for a eood cause, and the
occasion should afford a delightful
evening for all who attend,
You do not have to belong to the
Kiwanis Club to participate in this
great event. Married men are urged
to bring their wives, and single men
and ladies are cordially invited.
The ladies are asked to carry a box
which will be sold to the highest
bidder. . The gentleman who proves
high bidder on any box will then have
the distinct pleasure of eating supper
with the lady whose box he buys,
whether she be married or single.
There shall be no announcement
made as to who prepared the box be
ing sold, and it shall bear no name orj
markers to indicate who preparea
the box. The lady who prepares a box
shall be required to write her name
Selma Girl Wins
Two Awards At ACG
Miss Helen Renfrow. of Selma
Wins Rotary Scholarship Cup
and Delta Sigma Sorority
Highest Average For Four
Years, 93.5 Miss Mary Em
ma Perry, of Selma, Among
At the forty-third Commencement
Exercises of Atlantic Christian Col
lege, May" 28. Miss Helen Renfrow,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Ren
frow of Selma, graduated summa cum
Iaude. In conferring the highest col
lege honors upon her, Dd. H. S,
Hil ley, president of the college, pro
claimed her to be the eighth person
to graduate thus in twenty-five years.
Miss Renfrow was presented, for the
third time, the Rotary Scholarship
Cup for having the highest scholastic
average of any student for the year,
and also the Delta Sigma Sorority
Medal for the senior having the high
est scholastic average for the entire
four years. Miss Renfrow had an
average of 93.5.
During her senior year at A.C.C.,
Miss Renfrow served as president of
the student body, president of the
Student Christian Association, secre
tary and treasurer of the Golden
Knot Honor Society, chaplain of Phi
Sigma Tau Sorority, college marshal,
senior representative on the Girls'
Night Draws Big Crowd
RECOVERING IN HOSPITAL
! i I
Council, and member of the
and address on a card or slip of paperi Planning Council.
and place inside the box and then Be- She has accepted a position as in
durely wrap same. When a box is sold j structor of English at the Goldsboro
the person who buys same may read i High School for next fall
the name on the inside and invite her
to join him in eating the contents of
The only supper served will be
from the boxes after all have been
sold. Of course some kind of drink
will be served in addition to the con
tents of the boxes.
There will also be a short stunt
program of some kind following the
sale of boxes. ., v
All ladies of the town and com
munity are invited to carry a box;
and all of the men are invited to go
tnyrpafedto bay at least "ww bote
This promises to be one of the most
enjoyable occasions of the season, and
we all need a little wholesome recrea
tion during these troublesome times
of war. Our nerves are at high ten
sion and need a chance to relax, such
this occasion' will afford. . Try it
Miss Mary Emma Perry, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Perry of Selma.
was among those graduating.
Selma Boy Awarded
Silver Star By General
PFC. J. C. WOODARD, son of Mr,
and Mrs. W. T. Woodard of Selma,
who suffered an injury to his left
foot recently, is still in a hospital in
Pans, but improving. Jimmie was
taken from a transportation corps
and had six weeks training in the In
fantry. He was taken as a replace
ment and was in two major combats
shortly before V. E.-Day in Germany.
BACK FROM ITALY
Major General Horace L. McBride,
Commanding General of the 80th In
fantry Division, announces that Capt.
Ernest M. Stallings of Route 1, Selma
recently was awarded the Silver Star
i t A . . . 1if .. .- . I
on r eoruary zi, im
, He is the son of Mr. J. W. Stallings
of Route 1, Selma.
The Citation read as folows:
"For gallantry in action in G?r
many on February 21,-1945. in con
nection with military operations
against an enemy of the . United
States. On February 21, 1945, while
leading his rifle company in an as
sault through heavy woods near
Freilingenhoke, Germany, Capt. Stal
lings observed an enemy tank in a
(clearing to his front. Deploying the
Rosker Parker, 47, of Micro, died company, he moved forward to ap-
at Rex Hospital, Raleigh, on Sunday praise the situation and located eignt
mnnl;n. .ffA1. nn illnnaa nf six weeks.' enemy tanks. While withdrawing to
H- w W 5 th hosnital for sev-i contact and register friendly artillery
and see how much better you feel
TAKEN BY DEATH
A new Kiwanis club, to be known
as the Benson-Meadow Kiwanis club,
with 46 members, was presented its
charter on Thursday night, May 24,
at a barbecue dinner meeting held in
the Benson community building which
was attended by some 200 Kiwanians
and their ladies from eight clubs in
the fourth Kiwanis division.
The meeting was presided over by
Orin A. Tuttle of the Selma Kiwanis
The charter was presented by Sam
Bundy of Tarboro, governor of tha
Carolinas Kiwanis District.
Membership certificates were pre
sented by Frank Mature, field repre
sentative of Kiwanis International,
who assisted in organizing the Benson-Meadow
club. Hector McKethan
of Fayetteville, lieutenant governor
of the fourth division, charged tha
new members on Kiwanis member
The charter was accepted by Roy
Smith, president of the Benson-Meadow
There were also a number of gifts
presented the new club by presidents
of visiting clubs.
The main address of the evening
was delivered by Frank H. Jeter of
Raleigh, agriculture extension editor
of State College, who is also chair
man of the district Kiwanis commit- .
tee on agriculture.
Mr. Jeter was introduced by G. Ira
Ford of Smithfield, who was chairman
of the committon on arrangementa
for Charter Night.
L. L. Levinson of Benson, delivered
the address of welcome.
Music A Special Feature
A special feature of the evening
was the singing by Miss Naomi Smith
of Benson, who thrilled the audience
with several numbers with her'
charming soprano voice. She was ae
companied at the piano hv Mas WI- .
halmu JUt, .hwM-Canson"
nt Bible For
Highest School Average
by Mrs. G. F. Brietz. who continues
to carry out the custom set by her
late husband several years before he
died. ' - :--
Fred made an average on' all his
studies of 98 per cent. J
The nxt highest averaee was made
by Geraldine McRae. member of Mrs,
Paul Starling's class, who made an
average of 96 per cent.
Masons To Attend
Free Will Church
The Masons of the Selma Lodge
will attend church in a body at the
Selma Free Will Baotist churrh Sun
day, June 3, at 11:00 A. M. All mem
bers of the church are "urged to attend
this service, and a cordial welcome is
extended to the public.
The Rev. J. H. Worley will preach
at the morning service.
Jesse Vinson Lee. S 2-C
In Training At Norfolk
Jesse Vinson Lee, 19. seaman,
second class, USNR, of Selma, has
arrived at the Naval Training Sta
tion, Norfolk, V., to train for duties
aboard a new destroyer of the At
lantic Fleet '
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robt
F. Lee of Selma. Before enlisting, he
worked on his father's farm.
If you want to have some real fun
go to the gymnazium building here
on Wednesday night, June 6th, and
witness an old-time box party. Buy
a box and enjoy the contents with a
lady friend. v
troops caught in the Saar Basin,
They knifed through the Maginot and
Siegfried fortresses then cut east
ward to the Rhine to be the first
Seventh Army Group to reach the
historic river on German soil.
The 143rd, commandered by Lt.
Col. Chas. J. Donoholm, Plough
keepsie, N. Y. has won a high repu
tation for combat efficiency in all
types of battle. It stormed the
beaches of Italy and Southern France
and performed the slow and tedious
task of taking rugged mountain
heights. The troops of 143rd gobbled
up as much as 70 miles a day as part
of the Butler Task Force, a flying
column which later with the rest of
the 36th Division, bottled up the en
tire German 19th Army in the Rhine
Since its baptism of fire on D-Day
at Salerno. Italy, where it was among
the first American infantry units on
European soil, its men have amass
ed approximately 365 combat days
and captured over 23,000 Germans. It
participated in the liberation of
Naples and fought bloody battles be
Breaking out of the Anzio beach
head in a 36th Division infiltration
maneuver, described as one of the
greatest strategic feats of the war.
it sped through Rome to the hills
overlooking Pisa. In France it was
part of the "stopper" that trapped
thousands of Nazis near Montelimar
and later helped wipe out two Ger
man armies in the Saar.
S-Sgt Woodall is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. F. Woodall of Benson.
His wife, Mrs. Louise McLamb Wood
all and small son, Will, Jr., are also
living in Benson. '
PFC. ALBERT R. SMITH, son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Smith of Fayette
ville, is now stationed at Camp But-
ner, after serving a year in the Ital
ian theatre of war. Pfc. Smith was in
the 361ts Infantry, 91st (Powder
The Maadpw high school band, at
tired in red and white lmifbrnVplay
ed several marches and overtures
during the evening.
Large delegations from Kiwanis
clubs in Kenly, Selma, Smithfield,
and Angier were present, as well as
smaller delegations from Lumberton,
Fayetteville and Raeford.
Hold Union Services
on the enemy he was observed an J
n j i 1.1. . r in fVtA
Parker, one of Johnston Coun- .... . an pnpmv tank
ty's most prominent citizens, was en- commander- Lateri by registering ac-
kk m iuaiiui.i.i,uiiiiS curate nre on tne enemy position.) q r l T
building supplies. He also was a lead- Capt stallings destroyed three tanks jjelma ' UHirClieS 10
ing farmer for many years. For sey-j and drove 0ff the remainder. His
eral years he was a merchant in , courage, initiative, and devotion to
Selma. iduty exemplify the highest traditions
Funeral sorv?o were heM at the of the armed forces of the United
home 'n Micro Tuesday at 3 m.. States."
with Elders S. B. Dennv of WHson, . ; '.
and. Everett Jone of Fuanav Snrinss f
in ch,ree. Bnrf.1 1 tool Selma Ladies Attend
mi'es northwest of Micro.
Surviving are his wife. Mrs. Po-,
bearv Narron Parker! one daughter,
'Auxiliary Training Class
Mrs. Farlie Thorne: five son Wart-
dell Clifton. Linwood Franklin aid
Rohert Parker: h mother. Mrs. W.
E. Parker, all of Micro.
Elects New Officers
At a meeting of the Selma Post of
the American Legion, held at the
Learion Hut here on Wednesday
night, Mav 16, the following officers
Commander C. B. Fulghum
First Vice-Pres. John Q. A.
Several ladies from Selma attended
a meeting of the Presbyterian Auxil
iary Officers Training Class held in
Kenly Monday, May 28 as follows:
Mrs. R. H. Griffin, president of the
Selma auxiliary; Mrs. H. B. Hogue,
Vice - President; Mrs. H. L. Boney,
Pastor's Aid Secretary; Mrs. E. N.
Booker. Secretary Selma Presbyter
ian Home Missions, and Mrs. Dewey
High, member Selma Auxiliary.
The meeting was composed of offi
cers and members of Auxiliaries from
Kenly, White Oak, Center Ridge.
Spring Hill and Selma Presbyterian
Mrs. & I. Wood of Kenlv presided
Mrs. W. D. Pearce of Rileigh, a past
Prenhvterial Auxiliary President, ied
All Legionnaires and Auxiliary
members of Selma Post No. 141 are
requested and urged to attend a Me
morial Day union service at the Sel
ma Baptist church Sunday night,
June 3, at 8 o'clock. Please be in front
of the church at 7:45, so members
may march in together. Seats will be
Pastors of the local churches will
have charge of the service, and it is
hoped that each pastor's congregation
will attend in large numbers.
There will be special music for the
occasion. The message of the evening
will be brought by the Rev. George
W. Blount', pastor of the Methodist
church here. Everybody is invited.
Second Vice-Pres. Frank M. Hood
Third Vice-Pres James A. i the class of instruction for the offi-
Loroett : cers.
Adjutant '. C. A. Bailey
R. 0. Broadwell Returns
From Duke Hospital
The many friends of R. O. (Dick
Broadwell will be glad to learn that
he has returned from Duke Hospital,
Durham, where he was taken in a
serious condition several weeks ago.
Rev. G. W. Blount, Mrs. Broadwell
and Mrs. G. D. Vick went to Duke
Monday and brought him home. He is
reported as getting along nicely.
A letter from Mrs. Annie Barham,
who is with her daughter. Mrs.
Robert L. Walker, in Sheffield. Ala
bama, states that she found her
daughter much improved upon arrival
in the Alabama city. Tom's many
friends here will be glad to learn that
she is doing nicely following An
Mrs. L. A. Buffalo, of Raleigh a
past District Chairman, told the du
ties of the Cause Secretaries.
, Mrs. Russell Buffalo, cf Raleigh,
chairman of this district, led a most
The ladies attending felt that they
gained much information regardinr
their particular line of work and
benefited greatly by the fellowship
Kenneth Earl Helms
Awarded Bronze Star
Kenneth Earl Helms. M.M. 2-C. of
the U. S. Navy, has been awarded the
Bronze Star by his commanding offi
cer. Wm. J. Coakley. upon the Euro
pean - African - Middle Eastern Cam
paign. He is now stationed in the
South Pacific and is the son of Mrs.
T. H. Helms of Selma, Route 1.
To Hold Annual Meeting
Of American Red Cross
The annual meeting of the John
ston County Chapter of American
Red Cross will be held at the Wom
an's club building in Selma on June
12 at 7:30 p. m.. for the purpose of
electing officers for the ensuing year.
A nominating committee was re
cently appointed by Mrs. C- F. Kor
negay, county chairman, consisting
of F. A. White of Kenly, chairman:
Mrs. R. C. Canadv of Four Oaks, and
Howard V. Gaskill of Selma.
A dutch dinner will be served. The
plates will be 75 cents. Those wishing
to attend will please notify Mrs. B.
A. Henry. Selma, by June 7. This is
necessary due to the shortage of
Mrs. John T. Hughes
Taken To Rex Hospital
Mrs. John T. Hughes, who has been
ill at her home here for several days,
was taken to Rex Hospital in Raleigh
Saturday for treatment. Her son,
John Thomas Hughes, a student at a
dental college in Baltimore, visited
his mother this week. Anne Hood
Hughes, student at Meredith College,
Raleigh, is with her mother.
The Rev. George W. Blount, Mrs.
R. O. Broadwell and Mrs. George D.
Vick visited Mrs. Hughes Monday.
Her many friends in Selma and John
ston county wish for her a speedy re
covery. Mrs. W. L Etheridge
Writes Card of Thanks
Mrs. W. L. Etheridge. who is in a
hospital at Richmond, Va., writes to
the editor of The Johnstonian-Sun,
requesting that he publish a card of
thanks to everyone for their many,
thoughtful expressions, through their
prayers, letters, gifts and flowers
since the death of her husband, and
especially since she has not been well
and has been kept in a hospital.
Mrs. Etheridge writes tht she is
still very much interested in Selma,
her people and the happenings hereabouts.
Selma Bov Assigned
Pope Field. May 29. Pfc. William
R. Edwards, of Route 2. Selma, N. C.
has been assigned to th's base of the
First Troon Carrier Command for
duty with the Fourth Provisional TC
squadron. His wife, Mrs. Cora Lee
Edwards, resides on Route 2, Selma,
Officers Raid Still In
Pine Level Township
Constnble F. H. T mm, Denuties
Frank Hood. LesW Hales and J. R.
Lynch rs'ded a still near the home of
James Wiggs in Pine Tvel township
on last Monday morning. The still,
officers said was of the submarine
tvpe. Two barrels of beer were also
destroyed. Wigrs was tried before
Judge Larry Wood in Recorder's
court' Wednesday and fined 8100 and
cost. Wiggs at first fnied owning
the still but later admitted that it be
longed to him.
Selma Girl Is Now5;
A Licensed Pilot
Miss Myrtle Gray Thompson, who
has been taking a course in flying at
the local airport, finished her course
last week when he was given her
final -.test' by Mr. Richardson of
Raleigh. Miss Thompson is now a li
censed pilot to flv anywhere in tha
United States and Canada.