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SELMA, N. C, THUltSpAYULY ft, 1945.
. FOR SELMA SCHOOL;
, TEACHER SELECTED
Miss, Virginia- Smith, a graduate of
Queens College, has signed a contract
to become the teacher of Bible in the
Selma High School this year. Credit
will be given for this course just, as
for other studies leading to gradua
tion. Thus Selma joins in a great move
ment which is already established in
more than onehundred communities
in North Carolina, and is growin g
throughout the nation. For example a
campaign is now under way in Gas
ton County to place the Bible, and
have some form of reltgious instruc
tion, in every school room, both white
and colored in Gaston County. Air
other instance of the growth of th's
movement is that with the summer
school session this year Duke Univer
sity began a program of instruction
fnr foorhora of Bible in the Public
Schools in which a practical course of
instruction will be directed Dy ut,
pn H flwvnn. Jr.. of Davidson 'Col
lege. Dr. Gwynn is recognized
throughout the nation as a foremost
authority on this subject. Also, i
tl first time Guilford College w
have a six weeks Bible Teacher train
ing nivioTflm this vear.
Selma is fortunate to have Miss
Smith for its Bible Teacher. She wj
recommended by the State Counoi
nf Churrhea. She was highly recom
mended by her college where she ws
a student of exceptional abilitv ann
qualities. She was Valedictorian nf
her class, was a member of the stu
dent Legislature, and nresidednt of
the student's Honorary Scholastic Or
ranixatinn. In her comprehensive
examinations which included both
oral and written examinations she
received the award. "Summa Cum
Laude". This summer Miss Smith is
doing Home Mission Work for the
Presbyterian Church in the Moun-
tains or western worm aronna. on
will conclude her work early enough
to be In good time for the opening of
the fall school term in heima.
Selma is the first place in Johnston
County to have this form of Religious
IiiiAit.thd trrfhiT Pubis fWSwole.- 871
thus leads he wav in a movement
havin morh possibility for good. Ac
cording to the laws of North Carolina
any community which desires the
teaching of Bible in the School can
have it if the necessary conditions
are 'met It is eonstitutonal because
the courses in Bible are elective and
are not supported by tax money.
Local Man's Outfit
V C Dl--.
uiven oervice r laijuc
With the Fifth Army, Italy. Sgt.
John L. Taylor of Kenly, N. C Auto
motive mechanic, a member of the
338th Field Artillery Battalion Serv
ice Battery, wears the gold wreath
emblem of a unit awarded the Meri
torius Service Unit Plaoue for excep
tionally meritorius service in the per
formance of outstanding duties with
the Fifth Armv in Italy.
Part of the 88th "Blue Devil" Divi
sion, the company kept frontline can
noneers at 105-millimeter howitzers
supplied with ammunition, food cloth
.ing and supplies.
The citation credits the company
with "supplying the organizations in
superior manner despite the most dif
ficult conditions of weather and ter
rain." The 88th Division is commanded bv
Major General Paul W. Kendall of
Palo Alto.. California.
Taylor is the son of Mr. Benjamin
F. Taylor. Route 1, Kenly.
Revival In Progress
At Holiness Church
Rev. M. D. Freedom, of Wilson, is
aow conducting a revival at the Pen
ticostal Holiness Church here. Serv
ices each evening, at eight-fifteen.
You are invited.
S. J. WILLIAMS, Pastor.
- The property damage caused by
motor vehicle accidents in 1944
amounted to $550 000 000, according
to estimates by the National Safety
The ODT has issued or
ders, effective noon July
15, banning the use of
sleeping cars on railroads
for trips of less than 450
Either military or civil
ian travelers will have to
use coach accomodations on
short-haul runs unless on
needed smce is available.
According to ODT the
rslan will release some 900
Pullmans., to., the., various
railroad. About 24 wQ be
released by the ACL. '
CPL. MELTON W. DAUGHTRY,
son of Mr. J. W. Daughtry of
Smithfield, Route 2 returned re
cently to the States from the Euro
pean theatre of operations. He
was discharged from the army last
week at Fort Bragg. His wife is
the former Miss Doris Langlev of
Princeton. They have a son, War
ren, whom he had not soen until
his return to the States.
SGT. JAMES P. THOMPSON,
son of Mr. C. F. Thompson of
Smithfield, Route 2 recently was
returned to the States where he
received his discharge from Fort
Meade, Md., after serving since
October, 1943 with the army in
France and Germany. He entered
service with the Natonal Guard in
1940 and received training at Fort
Jackson. S C. in Vermont and New
Jersey before going overseas. His
wife, the former M'ss Edna Earl
Stancil . daughter of .Mrs. M. L.
Stancil of Selma. reside in Wash
ington D. C. where they plan to
make their home.
Farmers who are members of the
Smithfield Production Credit Asso
ciation now own 80.6 per cent of the
total stock and reserves of the asso
ciation and are well on the way to
complete member-ownership of their
cooperative credit organization, Mr.
M. C. Hooks. Pres'dent of the asso
ciation announced today.
In 11 1-2 years of operation the
1946 members have invested $55 545
in stock and the association has ac
cumulated $71,300 in reserves. The
remaining stock outstanding is owned
by the Production Credit Corporation
which originally organized and fur
nished the entire capital Btock for
the association when it was organiz
ed in late 1933.
Approximately $5,500,000.00 has
been loaned to farmers and stock
men in Johnston County since organ
ization. N. R. Wilson is secretary
treasurer of the association with of
fice located on Market Street in
Sgt. Otis K. Peedin
To Get Discharge
Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Base
Maxton. N. C July 10. An enlisted
man from North Carolina was among
those listed to be discharged via the
point system from the world's largest
glider installation, it was announced
today by Colonel E. P. Curry, Com
Reporting to Fort Bragg, N.C., for
actual consummation of his discharge
papers is Technical .Sergeant Otis K.
Peedin, a native of Selma, N. C.
Sgt Peedin served in Palestine.
Egypt. Libya, and Tunisia while over
seas, and was a Quartermaster Sun
ply Sergeant until his transfer to the
Air Forces several months ago.
The wearer of the North African
Campaign ribbon with three battle
stars and a Distinguished Service
citation is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Alvin E. Peedin, ef Route Two, Sel-
WRIT IS DENIED IN
Mary and Gladys Perry, Negroew
of near Selma, who are accused '
first-degree murder in connection
with the alleged poisoning last spring
of Carson Anderson, Negro, yester
day were denied freedom under baflt
after Judge Clawson L. William
heard the case on a writ of habeas
The two women contended they are
being held illegally, but Judge Wil
liams ruled there , is sufficient evi
dence in the case to justify their be
ing detained without privilege
bond until the trial can be held this
fall. The women were represented by
Elmer Wellons, Smithfield attorner.
Evidence tended to show "that An
derson was served several drinks ' vs
the two Perry women, and it is -leged
that one of these drinks con
tained carbolic acid. Anderson was
stricken after leaving the women'
house and later died. A doctor
attended him said there was evideiv
he died of carbolic acid poisoning
The women contended that if he
drank the poison, he got it from a
bottle of medicine he bought at a
drugstore after he complained
sore throat. The preparation was
external use only and contained ca'
doiic acia, me aeiense contends. -An
derson allegedly was robbed of ahoul
$70 after being drugged.
Turner Vinson Talks ?
About Tire Rationing
- - ' -3
Tire dealers in Johnston County
are required to have a complete in
ventory of their tire stock and Parts,
B at the close of business. June 30,,
Turner Vinson, Chairman of the Warn
Price and Rationing Board, said toT
day. . 4 :
Dealers who fail to 'register theij
June 30 inventory with Of A bero'
July 10 may not legally transfer ra
tioned tires after that date.
During , the period July 11:25J
OP A's v Enforcement Division wRVaTjt. .
conduct a surreyon- dealer fwl,J y YUtk FLAM 1 '
puance, aimea especially ai iaiiure
to register, failure to keep proper
records, and failure to maintain ac
countable inventory. Miy Vinson said.
To assure that Jhe available sup
ply of tires are used for the most
essential wartime uses, from now on,
all tire certificates will be channelled
through OPA's Verification Center,
At the same time, Mr. "Vinson ur
ged all drivers of cars, especially dri
vers of cars with "A" cards, to con
tinue to recap tires.
Mr. Vinson explained that tire fail
ures increase as much -ns 30 per cent
in hot weather and that the increased
tire allocation is only sufficient to
take care of the essential needs of
"B" and "C" card holders.
"Our civilian supply of tires is still
far short of th heavy demand " Mr.
Vinson said. "The months ahead will
provide a crucial test of whether we
can keep essential wartime transpor
Johnston FCX To Hold
The annual membership meeting of
the Johnston FCX Service and the
Cotton Growers Cooperative Associa
tion will be held in the court house
Friday afternoon. July 13, at 2:30 for
the purpose of declaring a patrons di
vidend to its members, electing direc
tors for the incoming year and to ap
point delegates to the district meet
The State FCX Service is doing ,
over a minion aouar Business cu Price & Rationing Board wish to ex
month and will show a net saving of pre8g ouf grM appreciation
350 thousand dollars to its patrons , through you, to the Woman's Club of
this year. Its net worth now is over . Smithfield for their fine co-operation
tl.fiOOOOO The Johnston FCX serv
ice has done a business of over $280,
000 during the past year at a gross
margin of less than 10 per cent aver
age. Its directors will declare a 4 per
cent dividend to be prorated back to
its members during the annual meet
The Cotton Growers Cooperative
warehouse has received over 16 000
bales of cotton during the past season
and has kept its warehouse space
filled to its capacity. The State Cotv
ton Association has handled over one
hundred thousand bales of cotton for
its members during the oast season
and have saved them half a million
dollars In proper government grading
and direct to mill selling.
. Prominent speakers from the Ra
leigh office and from the county will
attend the meeting and report on the
cooperative operations and discuss
the future agricultural conditions . as
thev exist at present
Everybody In the eounrv is Invited
to attend this frm meeting but far
men are urged to mak a sacrifice
to be ttresent and learn ust what
the'- cooDerativea are doing in thi
SUBSCRIBE TO TOUR PAPE
EDITOR STMIL PUSSES W DUKE;
FUML RITES HE! D III 'iE MM Y
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M. L. STANCIL . ?
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(An Editorial from
The Herald today sorrowfully records1 the1 tf;'H' of m
T tii "1 11 1 I 1! 1 JI. . T V" . i . . . ... i . . 1
M. L. Stancil. editor and
it, goes witnoui saying inai ne wiu ue gn uy missea
by the people of Selma and the cqunty as a oli In hit 1
quiet and unassuming v way he gave his cimmunity a
cleanly printed, honorably edited nevpaper that always v
maintained a close, personal relationship with Its Sub
scribers. Editor Stancil's own upright character was in
4delibly written into the pages of tfte Johnstonian-Sun.
To the Herald, the passing of Mr. Stancil is more than .
the passing of a fellow newspaperman. He was1 once a
member of the Herald staf, working as a linotype opera
tor under the regime -of the old Beaty and l&ssiter part
nership. The Herakg learned in those das th true worth
wof his character and:this paper esteem' for him never
dwindled..:-'.: r ;.
The Herald under Beaty and Lassiter, as now, was
; strongly Pemocratic in its politics. Mr. Stancil was at
member of the opposite party and a leader in Republican
affairs. Sometimes the political campaignsybecame rather
warm. The Herald, as the chief spokesman for the Demo
crats, was always in on the Democratic strategy Political
. articles often reached the linotype several days in ad
vance of publication and it became Mr. Stancil's job to
set them into type. To use a modern term, he was in an
excellent position to be a sort of fifth columnist for the
Republicans, but he never took advantage of the situa
tion. Never did he betrajra confidence. He opposed them
. politically, but in his job 'ne remained strictly loyal to his.
1 employers. TJa illustrates the kind of man he was.
To the' members of his family, to his associates on the
i,v Johnstonian-Sun ataff, to the people he served so long
P'andWell, the Herald expresses its sincere sympathy in
their profound loss( bowing in grie.;yet glad that the
inspirations found in the life of M.;'Z. Stancil do' not
vanish with the end of his earthly existence..
Selma and its surrounding com
munity need no longer fear an ice
shortage since S. P. Wood opened his
new plant on the comer of Webb and
Waddell streets here. Manufacture of
ice began Saturday night and the
first deliveries were made promptly
Ice-making capacity of the new
plant, equipped with latest in Frick
electric motors, is 100 blocks of ice
each 12 hours whereas the old plant
operated on a schedule of 120 blocks
per 24 hours. Storage capacity is 250
blocks. Mr. Wood's old plant here was
powered by steam and had a storage
capacity of 108 blocks. Both plants
will continue to produce in order that
the increasing demands for ice may
be met. ;
For the present the main office will
remain at the old plant, just across
the ACL railroad. A fleet of six
trucks will be used to effect deliveries
and a larger force employed.
W. H. Hill is local manager for the
Wood system and Jack Morgan is
Woman's Club Helped
Board Issue Sugar
Mrs. W. G. Wilson, President
Smithfield North' Carolina
Dear Mrs. Wilson:
We. tha Rnnivl momliAra anH ner-
Bonnel of the Johnston County War
and services rendered in an emergen
Without this service, we are sure
that . the people of Johnston County
would have lost a great part of their
fruit crop before the small personnel
of the Board could have completed
the issuance of all canning sugar.
Very truly yours,
' Turner Vinson, 'Chairman
War Price A Rationing
Board, Smithfield, N. C.
H. H. Lowry who has been confined
to his quarters at the Brick hotel for
the past number of weeks suffered
another severe attack Wednesday at
noon. He was rushed immediately to
the Johnston County Hospital. As'
this report is written his condition is
not known. Everyone wishes for hi:
improved health soon.
A Union Service of the Selma i
Churches will be held at the Free;
Will Rantiot Oinrrh Sundav eveninsr
at 8 o'clock. Rev. J. H. Worley willi
preach. AH art invited. f !
The Smithfield HtaldV "'.
publisher of the Johnstoniaft-;
4 1 'f'WHv8.4era(t tar pay me-
'J'-rf?' r.i Imorial tribute tdJ. L. Stancil. 'i
Miss " Anne Boyd, mezzo soprano,
appeared in the feature role of the
Selma Kiwams club s weekly proi
gram Thursday (last) evening. She
was accompanied at the piano by
Mrs. I. Q. Anthony, Jr., who also
played for the regular group singing.
Miss Boyd ably rendered Cincent
Youman's "Without A Song" and
"Wanting You" by Sigmund Rom
berg, she being especially-effective in
the upper register, w
Remaining part of Kiwsnian Er
nest Suber's program consisted of a
question and answer contest dealing
with national and international items
which was won by Kiwanian Howard
Gaskill. with nine correct answers of
a possible twelve.
. Members voted to send a delega
tion composed of Kiwanians John
Jeffreys, David Ball, Wilbur Perkins
and Ernest Womack to the charter
night meeting of the newly formed
Angier club on the evening of July
12th. The local club is one of those
sponsoring the entry of Angier into
The attendance prize, donated by
Con Kornegay. went to Bill Woodard.
Custom decrees that the preceding
week's winner donate $125 if he fails
to bring a prize to the next meeting.
Con was short of memory and it iost
him the dollar and a quarter: he mov
ed that the club purchase Tom Hay
wood's famed "kicking machine" and
move same from New Bern to Selma
for future use. However, too many of
the fellows suffer from lapses of
memory and since none wished to oc
cupy the seat of honor on this ma
chine the motion fared badly.
Plans were laid for an open-air
meeting next Thursday at which
time wives and sweethearts of mem
bers will be guests of the club.
The supper was served by a com
mittee from the Woman's club con
sisting of Mesdames Gaskill and Mc
Clamrock. Vice-president John Jef
Kiwanian Roy Smith willl have
charge of the program at the next
JUST A COLUMN
By A ITCH VEE GEE
We have been working under -DIFFICULTIES
OUR typewriter which was
GIVING considerable trouble
BUT now we are making out
FINE and the reason is
THAT our old friend Herbert
SCREWS came by the office
LAST night and gave the old
MILL a few minutes expert
ATTENTION much to the
RELIEF of the editor which
JUST goes to show that most
FOLKS are ok and all thev
NEED--J a ehancej to. prove
IT and new I thank ye.
;y-Th Presbyterian hyrch tera
Ys" filled. tp overflowmp; Mon-
A?? WThWlTO .aid
inoriJd tribute toLH L. StanciLv
$3,:edit6,ilni publisher of the?'
JJ4tbnian-Sun, who ? died, in
Duke Hospital at. Durham Sat
urday molding: 10 o'crdfek af
The bofijlay fn state Wiife church '
for three Jtotirs prior t;thaluneral
service, which began.at p. ih.fTha
Rev. Howard F. Newma&, pastor of
the church, led the service, reading
from the Bible and giving a eulogy
of the late editor, who was a leader
in the Selma Presbyterian church,'
president of the Selma ICiwaJla club
and otherwise an active participant
in community activities, y 4 V '
The Rev. J. Wade Baker, pastor of
the Selma Baptist church, and the
Rev. George W. Blount, pastor of Ed-
gerton Memorial Methodist church, -
A mixed choir composed of repre
sentatives from the various churches
of Selma sang hymns. John Jeffreys
g a solo, accompanied by Mrs. M.
R. Wall, pianist. ,
There was an abundance of floral
offerings banked near the casket and
back of the pulpit.: ,
The rites were concluded with
burial in Sunset Memorial Park near .
Pallbearers were S. M. Parker, "
Paul McMillan and James McMillan,
representing the church! John Jef-'
freys, David S. Ball and. Matt U,
Wall, representing the "Kiwaf ' Jtob. ..
taneil was VDuke,
fering with asthma complicated by
pneumonia. Prior to entering the hos
pital he had been in decliiing health
for some time.
Mr. Stancil had been publisher of
the Johnstonian-Sun for 16 years.
Before coming to Selma he was con
nected with newspapers in Smith
field, Benson, Greenville and other
places. About 30 years ago heserved
as a member of the Smithfield
Herald's mechanical staff.
He was long a leader in the Re
publican party of Johnston county
and served a two-year term as regis
ter of deeds during the Republican
administration of 1924-26. . -
In Selma, he devoted much of his
time outside of his newspaper work
to religious and : civic activity. Ho
was an elder in the Presbyterian
church and superintendent of the
Presbyterian ,; Sunday school. His
leadership and interest in community
affairs led his associates in the Ki
wanis club to name him as their
president for 1945. He was recently
elected as a member of the new
board of directors of the Johnston
County Red Cross Chapter.
Mr. Stancil was a son of the late
Moses Stancil and Emily Massengill
Stancil. He was married to the for
mer Miss Alma Rowland of Wake .
county on March 1, 1911.
Mrs. Stancil survives along with
three sons and four daughters, as
follows: Alton G. Stancil. Fort Ben
ning, Ga.; Howard Stancil Green
belt. Md.; Bill Stancil, Selma: Mrs.
J. A. Martin, Suffolk, Va.; Mrs. J.
P. Thompson, Washington D. C;
Lucy and Betty Joe Stancil, Selma.
Other surviving relatives include one
brother, W. A. Stencil. Van Nuys,
Calif.; a half-brother, Harvey Stan
cil, Benson; and two half-sisters. Mrs.
Rebecca Parrish of Benson and 'Mrs.
B. M. Riggs of Hubert.
Urged To Apply By Mail
Housewives jn Johnston County
who apply for their gasoline, fuel oil,
sugar, and other rations by mail will
receive prompt service from the War
Price and Rationing Board, Turner
Vinson, Chairman, said today.
It is estimated that ten applica
tions received through the mail can
be processed in the time it takes to
process one application made in per
son he pointed out.
By sending a penny postcard to the
War Price and Rationing Board, ap
plicants will save' time, effort , shoe
leather, and tires, Mr. Vinson conclu
ded. A farm home or farm building
catches fire every 15 minutes during
the day in the United States, and the
cost of these farm fires totals around
a quarter of a million dollars each
day, reports the U. S. Department of