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Innoimced at Conclnsion
North Carolina Conference
Hears Final Reports and
Goldsboro. Nov. 11. The seventh
' annual session of the North Carolina
Conference of the Methodist Church
- ended here today with the reading
appointments of preachers by presid
Jng Bishop Walter William Peele.
The reading of appointments fol
-: lowed the conference business ses
, sion. The final day's program began
with the traditional Love Feast
'the, Rev. E. H. Davis of Louisburg,
' the Rev. J. L Draper of Warrenton,
and Rev. J. H. Shore of Roxboro
the Rev. C. P. Jerome of Raleigh,
.retired ministers, in charge. -
' Dr, Albert E. Day, of the General
Board of Evangelism of the Metho
dist Church, preached the final con
ference sermon this morning, climax
ing a series of five addresses. Follow
ing the worship hour, deacons and el
ders were ordained as follows
Deacons:.The Rev. L. B. Couch, the
IRev. B. F. Musser, the Rev. R. H
'Sales, "the Rev. J. H. Hamm, ths Rev,
2. V. Cowan and the Rev. D. W. Dur
ham. - v. .
. Elders: G. W. Crutchfield, J. E,
Carter, L. C. Vereen, E. G. Purcell
Jr., N. G. Prestoik Jr. J. C. Chopin
C M. Mitchell, J. E. Sponenberg, R.
L. Bame. W. IB. Petteway, S. G,
Boone, O. K. Ingram and B. M. Wag
. A memoiial service was held for
"preachers who died during the year.
Dr. J. M. Culbreth of Louisburg.de-
livered the memorial address. The
service wag held for the late Rev. J,
. W; Autry, Chaplain E. G. Overton,
. the -Rev, J. G. Johnson and the Uev.
W. F; Trawick, ,
' r Tha Rev. W.'A. Cade of'NewiBern
rVa. flart4 exocutive- sfeevetarv' 'at
; work will.be to promate the( cause of
'Methodist colleges in the State.
A ; record 'crowd of ministers and
' laymen attended the conference,
which was held at St. Paul's Church.
Bishon Walter William Peeled pre
siding, of the Richmond District,
read the following appointments of
preachers for the North Carolina
Methodist Conference at the close of
the Conference's seventh annual ses
. sion in Goldsboro.
H. B. Porter superintendent.
Apex-Macedonia, J. W. Bradley, re-
Bailey, I. T. Poole.
Benson, C. B. Culbreth.
Cary, R. S. Harrison.
Clayton, C. W. Barbee.
-Creedmore. D. D. Traynham.
. Dunn, F. D. Hedden.
Erwin, J. R. Regan.
Four Oaks, F. A. Lupton.
Franklinton, S. E. Mercer.
Fuquay, E. D. Dodd.
Garner, N. P. Edens,
Granville. Paul Carruth.
Henderson First, C. D. Barclif t;
City Road White Memorial, J. W
Kipling, F. R. Dail. ; '
Lillington, W. A. Tew.
" Louisburg. J. M. Culbreth.
Louisburg Circuit, J. E. Sponen-
v Mamers, 0. C. Melton.
: Millbrook, H. B. Baum.
Moncure, to be supplied.
Newton Grove, R. L. Hethcox,
Oxford, D. A. Clarke.
Oxford Circuit, J. L. Smith. '
. Princeton. W. J. Watson.
Raleigh: Edenton St., A. J. Hobbs;
."Fairmont, A. L. Thompson; Hayes
'Barton, W. S. Potter; Jenkins Memo
rial. O. W. Dowd; Trinity, R. G. Daw
Selma. G. W. Blount,
Smithfield, H. K. King.
Stem, J. A. Auman.
Tar River, R. G. L. Edwards,
: Vance. R. E. L. Moser.
- Westover, Herman Winberry.
Zebulon-Wendell, C. E. Vale.
: Professor, Hendrix College, Con-
way. Ark.. M. R. Chambers.
President, Pouisburg College, Wat
Superintendent, Oxford Orphanage,
C. K. Proctor.
Director,, Wesley Foundation, State
College, Raleigh, J. M. Hamm. '
Executive secretary, Methodist Col
lege Advance, W. A. cade.
. Chaplain, U. S. Army, M. M. Wal
ter. District missionary secretary, W.
District director of evangelism, R.
Retired: J. W. Bradley, J. A.
Dafley, E. H. Davis, El M. Hall, C. P.
Jerome, J. W. Potter, N. C. Yearby,
E. B. Craven. E. C. Durham, A. S.
Barnes, J. A. Martin. -
Important Notice To
In order to facilitate the
colection and dispatch of mail
matter on rural routes, all
first- and third-class mail
matter deposit I in rural let
ter boxes, for collection by the
carrier ihould have stamps
affixed at the proper rate of
postage. ' .
Postmasters at of f ices from
which rural service originates
are requested to see that rural
carriers are provided a credit
of stamp supplies sufficient to
accomplish this objective.
So far as practicable, both
postmasters and rural carriers
should inform patrons of th'e
desirability for their coopera
tion to the end that mail be
handled as expeditiously as
possible. , ,
(The provisions of par. 1,
sec. 1020, Postal Laws and
Regulations of 1940 are not
modified by the foregoing.) '
A. V. Driver, Jr., Dies
In Raleigh Hospital
A. V. "Snake" Driver. Jr., died Fri
day in a Raleigh hospital. Funeral
services were Jield from the Baptist
Church here..Sunday at 3 p. m:, con
ducted by the Rev. J. Wade, Bake
Burial took place far the local ceme
PallbeaVers were.H. V.. GaskilL -fi.
J. basser, and Frank Hood.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. A.
Driver, Sr.; three brothers. James
Driver of Richmond, Va., Raymond
Driver of the Army in Germany, and
toward Driver of Portsmouth, Va.;
sister, Mrs. J. G. Salmon of Selma:
five half-brothers, S. R. Duke of
Portsmouth, Va., A. R. Driver of
Selma, Elbert Driver of Walton, Ky.,
Charlie Driver .of Raleigh, and Doug
las Driver of Smithfield: and two
half-sisters, Mrs. Bessie Gregory of
Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. Cary Pusser
of Savannah, Ga.
Noah Williams Will
Head Paralysis Drive
In Johnston County
Noah Williarils, operator of the
Smithfield Hog Market, has been
named county chairman for the 1946
Fight Jnfantile- Paralysis camlfai&n
scheduled for January 14-81 y .
Announcement of the appointment
was made by Dr. Ralph McDonald,
state chairman of the drive which,
seeks to raise funds for the pre van
tion and treatment of inf antilei. pa
Chairman Williams already is 't
work laying ; plans for the county
campaign. He expects to announce! a
list of local committee chairmen and
wcrners at an early date.
Last January Johnston county, uj
der the direction of Chairman Beit
Baker, raised $6,126.34, for exceeding
the. assigned quota of $3,614. The
leaders are hoping, that Johnston to
1946 will even top that fine record. ,U
North Carolma last year contribtl
ted more than a half million dollars
the. cause; leading all states in the
percentage of state income given ,to
the advancement of the fight against
Part of the money raised by te
Johnston county infantile paralysis
chapter remains in the county foi;
use. in aidine vctims of the disease.
The treatment of infantile paralysis
expensive and many of those wpo
attacked by the dsease are mem;
From January 1", 1035,' through
August 31, 1945, Johnston county had
49 cases. Durbcr that same period.
there, were 2,540 cases in North Cara-
la. ' r
A substantial part of the money
contributed in thje infantile paralysis
drives goes to finance research work
designed to prevent the disease.
MEMORIAL BOOK FUND DRIVE -FOR
COUNTY TO BEGIN NOV. 19
Four Injured Here In
Wreck Sunday Night
. Pennsylvania crude oil producers
have outlined an extensive research
program, on the secondary recovery
of oil from old fields, that have been
virtually exhausted by primary
Victory Loan Drive
Gets Off To Good Start
E Bond .sales in the Victory Loan
drive in Johnston county total $48,
206.25, or about one-sixth of the
$300,000 quota, states R. P. Holding,
chairman of the war finance commit
tee in Johnston.
The drive is just ten days old, and
with seven weeks more to go to the
31st of December Johnston county
should put this last war loan over the
top in a spirit worthy of the 5,000 or
more men and women who have serv
ed, und are still serving, their coun
try in the ranks, declared Mr. Holding.
The ' same township committees.
that have served in other war loan
drives are leading the Victory Loan
campaign and their experience is
proving an asset.
The overall quota for Johnston
county is $495,000. .
Selma Township Lags
In Victory Loan Quota
Mr. Raleigh Griffin, chairman of
the Victory Loan bond drive for Sel
ma township, says the sale of bonds
in Selma township is not keeping
pace with sales throughout the coun
ty. Johnston County's quota is $415,-
000 and approximately $300,000 of
this quota has been reached.
Inasmuch as the drive comes to a
close in December, Mr. Griffin urges
the people, of Selma township to keep
on buying bonds in order that Selma
may do its part.
Last Sunday night about 6,80 P. $1
1934 Ford driven by Matthew Mar
lowe, of Selma and a 1937 Oldsmobile
driven by- Susie Bel)e Moore, colored
tp, Princeton -fax, l k were ornvqiyea
wTe2 tCiep61ftt wfier the
son's wills highway, enters highway
Susie Belle Moore and Glenn At
kinson sustained injuries that neces
sitated their being taken to Saint
Agnes hospital at Raleigh. Pauline
Moore, colored, had minor cuts that
did not require hospitalization. Her
eight year old daughter, Mary, es
Matthew Marlowe, who. had
bruised shoulder and a cut over his
left eye, received first aid' at the
Johnston County hospital. He employ
ed an ambulance to take the injured
ones to Raleigh.
Marlowe - was placed under
Officers A. C. Bobbitt, Hugh Lamm
and Charlie Straughn conducted the
Smithfield To Get
City Bus Service
Smithfield is to have city bus serv
ice, beginning the first of the year,
Mayor W. J. Massey, has announced.
The board of commissioners last
week granted a franchise to H. J.
Baumgardner of Goldsboro for oper
ating a city bus transportation
system in Smithfield. The franchise
gives Baumgardner, who is at present
superintendent and general manager
of the Goldsboro Transportation
Company, exclusive rights m furnish
ing bus service in Smithfield for a 10-
year period. Under the contract me
bus system cannot charge more than
five cents a trip within the corporate
limits of town and not more than 10
cents beyond the city limits. The ve
hicles to be operated will be 28-pas-senger
MEATS & FATS: Red Stamps Fl,
Gl, HI, Jl, Kl, now valid, expire
LI, Ml, Nl, PI, Ql, now valid, ex
pire December 31 .
Rl, SI, Tl, Ul, VI, now valid, ex
pire January 31
Wl, XI, Yl Zl, and Greeit N-8,
: now valid, expire February 28th.
SUGAR: Sugar Stamp 38 now valid,
expires December 81.
McMillan Principal Speaker At
legion Supper Monday light
The Selma Post of the American
Legion held its annual supper, at, the
Legion Hut in Selma Monday even
ing at six o'clock. A very interesting
and entertaining program was pre
sented which was -greatly enjoyed by
Mrs. Lillian Louise Woodard Her
ren, Legion soloist, was introduced by
E.-.G, Hobbs who stated that Mrs.
Herren is one of the most accomplish
ed singers and entertainers in the
United States. After listening and I
seeing Mrs. Herren sing and act, all
present readily agreed with Mr.
Hobbs' opinion. Mr. Raymond Woodall
played several selections on his sing
ing saw. Mrs. Leon Woodruff was the
pianist for the occasion. . '
R. L. (Roy) McMillan, former Na
tional Vice-Commander of the Ameri
can Legion, was the main speaker.
Mr. McMillan is nationally known as
a patriotic speaker. The speaker gave
a history of the Legion and its work
and the part played by the American
fighting man in World War I and II.
He said that the American Legion is
GIVING OF THANKS
Truman Issues Proclamation
Calling: for Observance of
You Are Asked To J
Contribute To Honor
Someone In Service ,
' The Memorial Book Fund Drive for V-
wvhiiovuii uuurlv liinniTir unit h.
gin on the 194h of November -and -con- 1
mjc nam uav OI UOCenW 1
oer. ihe goal is $25,00ft and the ainVj m
is to give a took in mftriey tn fioaor oC
each boy and girl who has served!
their county and country in' World
War II. Mail your contributions to
Miss Virginia Williamson, Treasurer " '
Johnston Coifnty Memoral Book
Fund, Smithfjeld, N. C. ,
Already "OUR BOYS.H overseas
Washimrton. Nov. 12. ProsMpnt
Truman called upon Americans todav have heard of this Driv whiVli m
to observe November 22 as a dav of people of Johnston CoHintv
national thanksgiving for the blessing ting on in their honor. Here Is a jrt-i
of victory, i . ter from Isaac Clyde Moziheo, sta-
ihe Resident's proclamation re- "UI,e " aoutnern part of Samar
quested, that the people "give thanks 18 Ine rlulippines. Clyde- Mozing is
a gTaauaie or waKe orest College
ana a teacner oy proiession, his home
f near micro:
ueur JElton: .
In the September 21st issue of
"The Smithfield Herald'' that I te-
with the humility of free men, each
Knowing it was the mia-ht of no one
army but of all together by which we
The proclamation follows:
"In this year of our victory, abso-
ii? fil fma1' ?vfr .,ma" fsm very $ad t, read the article on the
the, most powerful organization 5 in
the United States for aiding .the-in
tereats' of all veterans. ''The Legion
now eniovs the largest membership
fn ts entire1 history and is growing
by the thousands and there is no or
ganization that can compete with the
Legion, in rendering better service to
the ommunity State and nation,"
said McMillan. We must keep prepar
ed. We must not ever be found un
prepared as we were when the Japs
fltruck Peari . Harbor, Mr. McMillan
spoke' for thirty mimttes.,.
S,iat,TSie l4PgkiMJmap guests li
TToIlDacco MaEieit To
Close Novemfoep 22
The Smithifeld tobacco market will
draw the curtain on the 1945 season
at the 'dose -of sales on Tuesday,
November 20, it was announced this
week by the tobacco board of trade.
The market's sales have lightened
considerably recently, but Friday's
volume was fairly heavy with an esti
mated 400,000 pounds auctioned.
Sales . Supervisor G. Willie Lee
stated that Friday's poundage
brought' the total for the season to
approximately 27 million.
. Warehousemen are making every
effort to force sales up. to the 28
million mark by the end of the sea
son. The market will finish around. five
million pounds below the level of last
year's record-breaking volume. Dur
ing tile congestion of several weeks
ago huge quantities of Johnston coun
ty leaf was marketed on the border
where sales had slowed up. Another
factor in the decline in Smithfield's
volume is the operation of the Clin
ton area. . .
eluding members oiTihe TownTBoi
the Chief-of-police, Mr. Pearce, Major
Williams, Colonel ; Daly, : Captain
Lloyd, Bob Ray, Leon Woodruff, CpL
Colones, and many others.
The entire post joined in singing
several songs, being lead by ' Mrs.
Herren over the loud speaker while
Mrs. Woodruff performed at the
piano in her usual incomparable way.
. The Selma nost has one of the
finest Legion buildings in the State
and now has the largest membership
in the history of the post.
Mr. C. B. Fulghum is the Com
mander of the post and made a talk
on the work of the Selma post. Mr.
E. G. Hobbs was chairman of the
Program Committee and Committee
on Arrangements and also presided
as toastmaster. He was ably assisted
by C. A. Bailey. B. A. Henry, Charlie
Grant, Jim Corbett, John Jeffreys.
Fred Woodard, Newton Branch and
Dr. E. N. Booker was introduced as
the Spark-Plug behind the financing.
of the $40,000.00 Hut.
Brief talks were made by Major
Williams, Captain Lloyd, Captain
Brown and several others.
McMillan praised the post for hav
ing put on a program that would give
credit to any post in the State or
nation. -'.'''. '.'. "'' :
Mr. A. J. Worrell and Mr. Carl
Worley furnished drinks for the oc
and Japanese militarism; in this .time
of peace so long awaitnd. which we
ja& determined with all the United
Nations to make permanent; on this
day of our abundance, strength and
achievement; let us give thanks to
almighty providence for these exceed
"We have won them with the court
age and blood of our soldiers, sailors
Book Drive being sponsored Bv the
County Library. I kpw that all th
service men and women from our
Couiity will feel highly honored with
this campaign and that the people are
coming more concerned with, the op
portunities for education as well as
recreation that can be found in read
ing -good books.
am stationed in the Southern part
and airmen. We have won them . byJ of Samar in the Philippines in a small
tne sweat and ingenuity of our wprk- village, Guman. I have been connect-
tralists. We he won them with thM
devotion of our women and children.
We have bought them with the trea
sure of our rich land. But attove all
e have won them because weJcherieh ;
reedom beyond'ri!h9.4nd even more
ed wth welfare and recreation work
for the navy' men here on the naval
base since I arrived last spring. My
job has been and is at' the 'present
working as librarian here at' the nav-t
at station library. I never really ap-
Cpl. Joseph D. Parrish
Gets Army Discharge
Corporal Joseph D. Parrish, son of
Mrs. Betty H. Parrish, of Selma, was
discharged from the service the sra
of November, it has been announced
by the Post Public Kelations Jtieao-
auarters Office at Fort Sill, Okla
homa. Corporal Parrish, a doffer be
fore entering the service at rort
Bragg the 25th of January, '1943,
served 17 months in the U. S. A. and
15 .months in the European theater as
a member of the 155 Field Artillery.
He is entitled to wear the good con
duct, American defense, and Euro
pean theater of operations ribbons
with 8 campaign stars. 4..-
Thomas E. Barbee
Thomas E. Barbee, son of Mrs. W.
T. Barbee of Selma, received his dis
charge from the navy on Sunday,
November 11th at the Norfolk Navy
Separation Center. He entered thei
navy in October. 1942. His foreign
service began in January, 1943, going
to the Aleutian Islands where he
spent 13 months. He returned to the
States for six months after which he
was assigned to the South Pacific
Naval forces which participated in
operations around -the Marianas and
Marshall Islands. He wears the
Thomas is now at home with his
mother. Before joining the navy he
was employed by the Smithfield Elec
trical Supply Co., Smithfield,
of free men, each knowing it was the
might of no one army but of all to
gether by which we were saved. Li
berty knows no race, creed or class in
our country or in the world. In unity
we found our first weapon, for with
out it, both here and abroad we were
doomed. None have known this better
than our very gallant dead, none
better than their comrade, Franklin
Delano Roosevelt. Our thanksgiving
has the humility of our deep mourn
ing for them, our vast gratitude for
"Triumph over the enemy has not
dispelled every difficulty. Many vital
and far reaching decisions await us
as we strive for a just and enduring
peace. We will not fail if we preserve,
in-our own land and throughout the
world, that same devotion to the es
sential freedoms and rights of man
kind which sustained us throughout
the war and brought us final victory.
"Now. therefore, I, Harry S. Tru
man, President of the United States
of America, in consonance with the
joint resolution of Congress approv
ed December 26, 1941, do hereby pro
claim Thursday, November 22, 1945,
as a day of national thanksgiving
more I preciated the full benefit pf library
. 6"" uiouiui wibu ure umimi.j iwh iub yuonger Mien , VUTi service
use it. We. have the largest ;h'brary"
in Samar in which we have approxi
mately ten thousand (10,000) books.
There has been a steady increase in
the use of the library since last
spring and especially now that the
war is over and men have more
leisure time. We also issue books to
the ships that stop here. I think the
Navy has done a good job in supply
ing books to us fellows, and every
man that has been over here can tell
you how much pleasure it is to be
able to read good books, magazines
It might be of interest to the
people back home that all the books
that the Filipinos had were burned
when the Japanese came. Not until
the Americans came were the schools
reopened and here at this village the
Navy built them a new school house.
I have visited the school and it is
very plain but the teachers say they
are making good progress despite
the lack of books and equipment. The
teacher is the only person who pos
sesses a textbook so this makes the
teacher's work more difficult. In the
past we have received books donated
by people in the States and too ele-
Mav we on that day, in our homes and mentary for our use in the library so
and as sroups, express our humble
thanks to Almighty God for the abun
dance of our blessings and may we on
that occasion rededicate ourselves to
those high principles of citizenship
for which so many splendid Ameri
cans have recently given all.
"Tn witness whereof. I have here
unto set my hand and caused the seal
of the' United States of America to
"Done at the City of Washington
this 12th day of November, in the
year of our Lord one thousand nine
hundred and forty-five and of the in
dependence of the United States of
America the one hundred and seven
tieth, -'.v. ! '
George W. McCarthy
George W. McCarthy, A-C, of 101
North Sharpe street, Selma, son of
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. McCarthy, of
Clayton, has been discharged from
the Army Air Forces after 2 years
service as an aviation cadet. His last
station was Ellington Field, Texas,
Navigation school of the AAF train
ing command. George was a grocer
and acetylene burner before entering
T-5 Abdalla J. Abdalla
Returns From Pacific
The average Filipino- knows more
about us than we know about him. I
think it is the desire of every Filipino
to go to the States but I can very
well understand that after living here
these months. The people back home
should be very thankful for the many
opportunities they have for educa
tion in our Country and the potenti
alities it still possesses.
In closing I wish to say that I know
the men and women who are in serv
ice or have been feel very proud in
knowing that a project of this nature
is being carried forth. All my life I
have used the library very much at
night school and college, and I believe
that with increased and better facili
ties for reading for our people will
help us to understand out problems
at home better as well as national and
Best of luck to you in your work
Your . old friend,
Tech. 6 Abdalla J. Abdalla, of Sel
ma, is among the more than 600 high
point Army veterans whom the
"Magic Carpet" is bringing back to
the states aboard the USS BeMeau
Wood. The Belleau Wood left Pearl
Harbor on Wednesday, October the
The Memorial Book Fund Drive For
The Johnston County Library
Our Future depends upon the Fu
ture of our children, and without
them we have nothing. The greatest
ambition of men and women today is
to provide their children with a better
opportunity in life to carry "always
forward" the moral and spiritual
ideals of our democratic way of life.
What will prepare our children to
"always march forward" and not
march backward? One word is the
answer KNOWLEDGE without
Knowledge our eyes and the eyes of
our children are blind to forward'
movements, without knowledge one
can see no further than" his immediate
natural habits to keep one alive in
body alone, eating and Bleeping BUI' -'
with Knowledge we can reach untold.
(Continued on page four)