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SELMA, N. C.f THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1945.
K j) J
Ml IMIIK'U Alt
Church Wear Old
A new church is being built at the
entrance to lizzie Mill. For the past
year the people in that community
Tiave been active in organizing a new
Sunday School, the first in that sec
tion in the past fifteen years. At
present they are building their new
church to be called Belleview Chapel.
It will have an auditorium with a
seating capacity of one hundred and
fifty, in addition to seven Sunday
The church has obtained a spacious
lot with three hundred feet of front
age and one hundred and fifty feet
deep on Lizzie Road at the entrance
to the village. The church is to be
huilt on one-half the property and the
other half is to be used for the
The organization and promotion of
the Chapel have been generously
assisted by the community. Rev.
Howard F. Newman, pastor of the
Selma Presbyterian Church, has been
working with the church. In addition
many of the Sunday School teachers
and public school teachers have help
ed to supply the new Sunday School.
Many gifts have been received from
interested organizations and individ
uals in Selma and in surrounding
communities. The cost of the total
project will be around $10,000.00.
Under the supervision of the
church, plans are being made to de
velop a recreational park on the
church property, with slides and
swings, and eventually with indoor
Tecreation such as bowling and
"basketball. The people have felt a
great need for more adeouate recrea
tional facilities in our community
and are endeavoring to sponsor this
project as a step in that direction.
Mr. Dewey High has been elected
as superintendent of Belleview Chapel
and Mrs. Inez Hollowell is serving as
Secretary. Mr. High estimates the
oV,iwVi will ho readv for services
shortly after the beginning of the
new year. .
Great interest has been manifested
ti,;. u hnth in Selma and in
, Several people' to RaleigVhave heafd
of this work and have sent donations
to the Chapel. This work promises to
be a great addition to our town ana
we welcome Belleview into our famfly
-T h,.r.hoa onH nledsre to them our
interest and support in their addition
to our community.
Watch For Markers
On Nylons, Says 0PA
Raleigh, November 26. No one
seems to know just when tne mar
ki rnAA with a nlentiful sup-
W 1 n m - i -
ply of nylon hosiery, but when the
omvn thev will carry a tag
giving all the information the cus
tomer needs in maKing ner puroiuurc
fn nPA. Shomiers should
look for these markers for their own
protection. . , ,
m.. ri3 a ooii these official tags.
X 11C V
attached to one stocking in each pair
of nylons, will give sucn saueni uam
i.u. noiiinir nn'cp the cauere
as uie icwui i ' w
and denier of the hose; the name of
the maker; whether or not iney are
irremilar. second or third quality;
a ..,v.thar thev are out-size or
OIIU mrewiv. j
OPA also reminded a nylon-hungry
public that the hose would return to
the market at prices at least one
fourth below those charged in 1942,
for first Quality.
full-fashioned nylons ranging from
95c to $2.05, compared to previous
ceilings of $1.6o to Jp.ou. .
Tommie H. Rogers Is
Discharged At Bragg
Pfc. Tommie H. Rogers, son of Mr.
i .c T . i?ifpia rf Prineetoiv
ana luro. vm "w6o i -V
and husband of the former Lida Mae
Hales of Kenly, received his honorable
discharge from the army on Novem
ber 10, from .the separation center at
n l T ITa unnul A9. months in
service with 26 months of this time
in Alaska and montns m uie xiuiu
pean are. ,
He holds the Victory Medal, two
Good Conduct Medals, European-Afri-can-Middle
Eastern Campaign Medal
Service Star, and the
Wltll HC .
fiV.pififi Theater Medal witn
the Bronze Service Star.
Captured Near Town
A 50-eallon. all-copper, whiskey
4.:i1 roo onnfnrpil in full blast OUt-
side the northern city limits of Selma
last Tuesday aiternoon aooui p. m.
o n,, nf rhiskpv and 24 eallons of
high grade molasses were taken and
4 barrels of mash aeswoyea.
Mtiion) Allen and his brother, Wll
bert E. Allen, white, operators of the
nlnrpH under bonds of $200
each pending their appearance in the
ofifcers H. B. Pearce, C. A. Ryals
and Charlie Straughn maae ine raaa.
Lizzie Cotton Mill
MARCH OF DIMES
TO OPEN JAN. 14th
flhanpl Hill. November 23. In re
sponse to inquiries from the public,
Dr. Ralph W. McDonald. North Caro
lina State Chairman of the March of
Dimes, emphasized today that tho
nnfinnwiHo March nf T)imea. tn be
conducted January 14-31 as usual, has
no connection with any other intantiie
paralysis funid appeal:
The March of Dimes, he said, has
become synonymous with .the or
ganized fight against poliomyelitis
directed and unified by The National
Foundation for Infantile Paralysis,
whose 1946 campaign will be com
memorative of the late Franklm U.
T?nnopvplt vulnn nrpnteH the National
Foundation and symbolized its con
Reviewing the critical Hickory epi
demic of 1944 and the famous
"Miracle of Hickory" achieved by
those who fought the Great Crippler's
invasion of Catawba River valley,
Dr. McDonald said:
"The National Foundation sent
$693004 in emergency aid into this
state to fight the Hickory epidemic
and to provide continuing care and
treatment this year for those who
were stricken during that attack.
"However, the National Founda
tion's 50 ner cent share of this state's
March of Dimes contributions from
1939 to 1945, inclusive, was $425,393.
In other words, the national organiza
tion has sent more funds into this
state in a year and a half than it re
ceived in seven years."
Dr. McDonald said that half of all
contributions to the March of Dimes
will remain in the local communities
to provide hospitalization, profession
al care and treatment, special equip
ment, supplies, transportation and all
other services connected with the
costly and often prolonged treatment
of poliomyelitis. ,
With tha rAmninfnor SO ner centJ he
said, ..the.' 'atioPwmdatloWiiwQl
continue to encourage rana -.xmance
wnrthir nrientif ie research, extend fi
nancial aid to County Chapters over
burdened with costs 1 or polio epi-
rlamina in their localities, obtain addi
tional PiYipro-pnrv medical assistance,
train competent personnel in modern
techniques of comoatting poiio ana
deliver the facts about polio to tne
Tn the eisrht vears since its iorma-
tion, .the National Foundation has
rfishnrseH more than S2.000.000 in
epidemic aid and appropriated more
than $8,000,000 for research ana eau
T McDonald said.
Local Chanters alone exDended
close to $5,000,000 this year to cope
nnth nririesnrpad emdemics that nave
.loimoii nearlv 13.000 victims . this
year to date, making 1945 the fourth
worst polio period in tne recoraeu
historv of the disease, Dr. McDonald
c . . . T.i! 1
He stressed that tne jNauonai
Foundation has pledged that no vie
(; infantile naralvsis need TO
Will V I . - - "
without care and treatment for lack
of funds, reeardless of age, race,
creed or color and regardless of when
he became a polio patient. ,
Tn nol o's attacks last summer,
TTtoh TennpR!see. Viririnia. Montana,
Tii.nnia anH New rorK were UttlLlCU
larly hard hit. Backing its local Chap
tera in these states, tne national or
ganization to date has sent imnois,
$238,200; New York, $190,560; Vir
ginia, $139,092; Tennessee,. $115,600;
Utah, $70,000 and Montana, $33,100.
Several other states received similar
More than 2900 men and
women thus far, have agreed
to serve as local chairmen in
their communities for the Vic
tory Clothing Collection for
overseas relief scheduled for
January 7 - 81, Henry J.
Kaiser, national chairman for
the drive, has announced.
Wisconsin leads the states
with 237 acceptances, topping
New York's 178. Texas is
third with 163, Pennsylvania
has 132, Illinois, 131, and
Nebraska, 127 chairmen.
The majority of these men
and women organized their
communities last spring in
the collection of serviceable
nsprl p.lothinp- which furnished
snrplv needed earments to
ok nnn nnn war - victims of
Europe, China and the Philip
The goal of the January
drive is 100,000,000 garments,
in addition to shoes and
Koillinar fnr the needv and
destitute in war-devastated
lands. The collection is con
ducted on behalf of UNRRA.
1:4 ., U ;v?
1st Lt. W. Shelburne Bran-
nan, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L.
Brannan, Sr. of Clayton, is
home on terminal leave await-
ino- his Hisnriaro-e which will
be issued about the fourth of
February from Camp Breckin
ridge, Ky. Lt. Brannan enter
ed service in April, 1941, serv
ing: four years and eight
months, of which 13 months
was snent in the European
theatre. 'He saw action with
the 3rd and 7th Armies in
France, Luxemburg, Belgium,
Germany and Austria. Lt.
Brannan returned to the
States on Sept. 7th, this year.
Ho wpars tliA RTO rihhon
with 3 battle stars, the purple
neart ana tne Dronze sxar riD-
Lt. Brannan is the husband
of th,f fnrmer TTnpl Tiflno nf-
Selma. Before entering service
he was employed . by Dunn
Furniture Co. of Selma as
bookkeeper and salesman.
Final Renort On The
United War Func
Tn rtctnher the roonle of Selml
Township joined with others of ,the
county and nation in contributing to
the United War Fund. The total con
tribution amounted to $1,850.46. The
quota given to Selma was not reached
but a good spirit of cooperation and
o-liirinir was manifested. The amount
contributed equaled that of last year.
There is no way to estimate me goou
that will be done through this contri
bution; but the recipients, our service
men and Allied friends, will forevar
This nnnortnnitv is taken to CX-
press appreciation to those who help
ed organize the campaign ano make
solicitations in the business district,
in the schools, and among the resi
dents. You did a good job.
J. W. Brown Dies At
Home Near Selma
.Tnhn William Brown died at his
home on Selma, Route 1, on Tuesday
morning at two o'clock f ollowng an
illness of several years.
. . . 1 TIT 1
The funeral was neia weanesuaj
afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home and
interment followed in the Garner
cemetery not far from the Brown
Rurvivinof are hia wife. Mrs. Maude
Brown and ten children as follows:
Mrs Florence Johnson and Mrs. May
Davis of Goldsboro; Mrs. Minnie
Pilkington of Smithfelrt; Mrs. Bessie
Eason and (Mrs. Mamie Mitchell of
Selma; Mrs. Bettie Calhan of Wil
mington; Mrs. Cora Price, Herbert
Brown, Larkin Brown ana mrs.
Nancy Garner of Selma, Koute x.
1946 License Plates
Go On Sale Saturday
The new automobile license plates
for 1946 will go on sale at the
license bureau at Smithfield on
Saturday, December 1, states Mrs.
C. E. Bingham, who is in charge
of the bureau.
The new tags are the same size
as the 1945 tags, with yellow num
bers on a black background.
The first number to be sold by
the bureau will be 464.001.
Town Hall Now Has
Fine New Roof
We note that work on the Town
Hall has been progressing at a steaay
clip. The old roof .has been replaced
by a bright red tin root wmcn en
hances the buildings' appearance.
to report that
the Reverend George W. Blount, our
Methodist-nnator.- has itneHU. T
wish for him an early recovery. '
350.000 Farmers Are
Eligible To Vote
Every eligible farmer in North
Carolina should attend the AAA elec
tion meeting in his community on
November 30 and take part in naming
the AAA community committeemen
for the eominir vear. I. O. Schaub. di
rector, State Extension Service, said
One of the most important jobs fac
ing the newly elected committeemen
as they take the fcrth of office will be
to determine best 'practices to meet
the needs of the county and distribute
the allocation of funds that has been
allotted to the counties and sommunj
ties so that individual farms wilj re
ceive conservation assistance based on
actual needs. Besides helping farmers
select practices that will speed recon
version of North Carolina's farmland
from the strain of wartime produc
tion, AAA committeemen will be
faced with other postwar problems,
such as crop prices, marketing diffi
culties, and production adjustment.
"Due to the magnitude of these
problems," Schaub said, "the men
elected at these meetings should have
the confidence and support of every
eligible farmer in the community."
Approximately 350,000 Tar Heel
farmers are eligible to cast ballots in
the 1,733 AAA community elections.
Eligibility to vote is restricted to
farmers who participated in the agri
cultural conservation and Federal
crop insurance programs.
Scott Urges Farmers
To Vote Nov. 30th
Every farmer has a vital interest
in future decisions on farm problems,
whether local, State, or National, W.
Kerr Scott, Commissioner of Agricul
ture said today in an effort to en-
Tar Heel farmers to go to
their rommnnitv center and vote in
the annual election of AAA com
mitteemen on November 30.
Urging a full representative vote
in each of the 1,733 AAA communi
ties throughout the State, Scott de
plored "stay - at - home- tenaencies
among some farmers, and appealed
for a Jfull turn-out for this : year's
Jlbout 350,000 .Sorth . Carolina far-
merB are euRiwo w ... .
A total of 8,965 community com
mitteemen and 100 delegates to
county conventions are to be elected.
Two alternate committeemen will also
be chosen for each community. The
delegates will elect three member
county committeemen to administer
AAA activities in each county.
"Many grave problems lie ahead for
agriculture," Scott asserted, "and it
is most important that these men
have the support of every eligible
farmer in their community."
By W. F. SNIPES, Secretary John
ston County A. C. A. .
Election meetings will be held in
each community in the county on
xt.. snth for the nuroose of
ilUVCIUUCl I -
electing community committeemen for
the coming year, .every eugiDie "
er should attend these meetings and
the nerson he thinks best
qualified to serve as community AAA
Before the election meeting to be
held on November 30th, a nominating
meeting will be held in each commun
ity in the county for the purpose of
selecting panels of nominees for the
delegates and alternate aeiegaies
for community committeemen mm Al
ternate community committeemen.
The nominees selected will De voieu
on and elected on November 30th.
The polls will be open from 9:00 A.
M. to 5:00 P. M. and eligible farmers
may go by the polls and vote any time
j.;n tho time mentioned above.
UU&&le v. ,
The dates and places of the nominat
ing meeting will be announced within
the next two or tnree aays as wen
the places of voting in each communi
ty. Each farm operator win receive a
letter informing him of time, aai mm
place of the nominating meeting and
the time and place of the election in
his community. . .
Every eligible farmer is urgea w
-n- i tVio nnminatincr meeting in
aivciiu " c -
each community and also go the polls
Friday, November 3Utn ana c8i
ballot for the persons he thinks best
qualified to- hold office of community
Robert Edwards Is
Injured In Explosion
Mr. Robert Edwards, of Selma, Rt.
1, was driving a tractor along the
Vmuliv afternoon when it Sud-
Henlv exploded. He was burned
severelv about his face, ears, toes,
anA hio tne nulla Were Dulled off in
his shoes. Arthur Owens, who went
tn KHwnrda rescue, received painful
hnma on hi arms and hands that
sent him to Rex Hospital at Raleigh
SUGAR: Suear Stamp 38 now
valid . . . expires December 31. -
COUNTY LAGS IN SALE
"E" VICTORY BONDS
From Coast Guard
Charles B. Richardson, son
of Mrs. Pearl B. Richardson,
of Selma, received his dis
charge from the U. S. Coast
Guard at Portsmouth, Va., on
Saturday, Nov. 24th.
Charles entered the Coast
Guard in October 1942. He
has just returned from Green
land where he spent twelve
months at the Coast Guard
Will Hold Open
House Next Sunday
Seymour Johnson Field, November
27. An open house, with Hying
Hemnnstrations and eround exhibits
will be held here Sunday, DecjBjnber
tion of the army air fortes pigram
past, present and future.' , ' '
In extending a cordial invitation to
the public to see what its Air Force
is doing, it was announced that com
bat motion pctures, previously re
stricted to the military, would be
Part of a nationwide AAF demon
stration, the open house will com
mence at 2:00 p. m. and last until
4:00 p. m. with the gates to the
field opening at 1:00 p. m.
Flying demonstrations will include
combat formations and performances
by individual P-47 Thunderbolt air
planes, the type used as escort to
bomber strikes over Berlin and Tokyo.
A spectacular feature of the pro
gram will be a firefighting demon
stration at which a blazing condemn
ed arcraft will be extinguished
chemically by the latest firefighting
enuinment in 60 seconds.
On the ground will be an exhibit of
different types of airplanes, army
vohioiee weanons and weather ob-
ond fnrecastinir eauipment
DCl.auvii Mi.u ' ' . -
nnen tn the nublic for the
ti. will he this First Air Force
iUOV CllilV . . ,
Base's engineering school, utner
ground demonstrations and exhibits
...111 Via tmnVlHoH hv the Guarter-
master, Engineer, Ordnance, and
Chemical Warfare bections oi ii
The public will also have an oppor
tunity to hear over a loud speaker
system conversations carried on
between the field's control tower and
pilots in the air.
Oliver's Market To
Change Location Here
The store building: on Raeford
street, formerly occupied Dy tne .
George Grocery is receiving a new
si J nHll he ocrunied in the
near future by Oliver's Grocery and
Dec. 7, 1945
at 8:00 p. m.
SELMA SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
Local Chapter of the Order of
The Eastern Star
One hour and a half of fun and
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With E-bond sales in Johnston
county lagging, Chairman R. P. Hold
inr nf the eniintv war finance mm.
mittee Tuesday appealed for a larger
support of the Victory Loan drivt
now in progress throughout the ns.
Chairman Holding said E-bond
sales to date, credited to Johnston
county, amount to $122,493.75 or 41
per cent of the $300,000 quota. The
drive enrla Tlepemher ft. hut mirrhAMU
through the month of December will
De counted toward tne quota.
"This is a srreat oonortunity for
Johnstonians to invest their surplus
funds which have been created by
bountiful crop years," said Chairman
HnlHine'. "Heavv Ravinra now throutrh
E-bond purchases will mean much to
the economic well-being of individual!
and the county as a whole in the.
years to come."
In answer to the question, "Why do
we need a victory loan?", the war
department has released the following
Althniiffh Treasurv Denartment
estimates indicate a rapidly declining
rate ot expenditures ior war ana its
related activities, the outlay for the
balance of the 1945-46 fiscal year will
still be far in excess of normal peace
time government costs and far beyond
The flow of war expenditures can
not be turned off like a spigot with
the arrival of victory. Millions of
men cannot be stranded overseas.
Hnndredft of thousands must be re.
stored to health and returned to their
peacetime place in society. Mustering-
out nay and veterans' benefits will
provide their ante to get back into
the game of life.
A grateful nation will foster educa
tional opportunities . for those GI'
who desire it. Pensions must care for
th ose widowed and ornhaned bv war.
The government must settle war con
tracts, help industry return to a
peacetime economy. , .(
- These are the bills of victory. They .
The first third of the governments
fiscal year ended as the Victory Loan
beean. For the eight 'months from
November through June, 1946, total
government expenditures, the great
hulk of them for war related obliga
tions, are estimated at $38 billion.
In this eight-months penoa taxes
totaling $22 1-2 billion are anticipat
This leaves a $15 1-2 billion deficit
which has to be financed during the
The Treasury hopes to raise at least
$11 billion in the Victory Loan to help
meet this deficit, with $4 billion to
come from individuals. The Treasury
strongly urges individual bond pur
chases as a means of withdrawing ex
tra dollars that could compete in an
economy of scarce consumer goods
and spiral prices to inflationary
levels that would erase tho value of
A breakdown of the ?38 billion an
ticipated Federal expenditures for the
November-June period shows:
That $26 billion will go for war ex
That $8 billion will go for indirect
war costs, including veterans' bene
fits, interest and tax refunds.
That all other government expendi
tures will total $4 billion, including
non-rjcurrine investments in the
Bretton Woods Agreements.
The estimated $26 billion expendi
tures for war for the eight months is
but slightly more than the $24 1-2 bil
lion that went for war costs in the
first four months of the fiscal year.
Among these direct war costs, ex
penditures for munitions, including
equipment and military operations,
are declinging at the fastest rate.
These items are estimated at about 57
1-2 billion from NovemDer tnrougu
t.. mo.d with 13 1-2 billion
iiune s cuiuiuuvu ...... -
spent from July Through October of
Pay and subsistence of the armea
Jo ovnoctwl to COSt about $11
billion in the next eight months. The
cost for the first four months of the
fiscal year was about $8 DUiion.
Miscellaneous war expenunureo
i: 4.j ot ohniit. $7 1-2 billion for
the November-June period as against
o v.:n;. fn the frst four months, an
increase primarily caused by contract
Discharged from Service
To moo M Easom. on of J. P.
Easom of Selma, route 1, was given
his discharge at Fort Bragg separa
tion Center, on October oist. ne re
turned to the States on Oct. 26th from
Naples. Italy. James was with the
941st Engineer Topographic battalion
which made target charts for the 12th
and 15th Air Forces. He was overseas
34 months which was spent in nortn
Africa and Italy. He wears tne fc.i.u.
ribbon with three campaign stars,
Unit Citation, Good Conduct ribbon
and meritorious service plaque.
Before entering service in April,
1942, he was employed by the Stat