Mong The Way—
With the Editor
It all happened at Charlie Lawson’s birthday party a few
weeks ago. The crowd had been invited and everyone was go
ing on a picnic supper out at Turtle Pond. I suppose that Pres
Whit, Sr., was there. He generally is if there is something to
eat and on this occasion they had plenty to eat. The ice cream
was all ready except for the freezing and they were to freeze
that after they arrived at the lake. Upon their arrival the men,
with Charlie as the big boss, started turning the freezer. They
turned and turned, they “frez” and they froze but the stuff
just would not get hard. They added more ice and then they
added more salt. They turned slow and they turned hard and
' fast but nothing happened. Finally in digust they opened the
freezer and lo and behold they had not put the custard in!
t Brodie Riggsbee has been taking his vacation and in years
gone by he has always gone to Loch Lily for the few days that
he had off. This year he said that he had to go to Turtle Pond.
' He had no gas and no tires and I suppose that he did quite a
bit of fishing in order to beat the meat rationing.
bate neuis Bulletins
SMEDBERG WILL GIVE UP FIGHT
GREENSBORO, June 12. The resignation of City Man
ager C. W. Smedberg, who has been connected with the Greens
boro city government for the past 20 years and since December
1, 1937 as city manager, was before the mayor and city council
Friday and is expected to be acted upon by June 15.
TOBACCO MEN EXPRESS THEIR HOPE
WILSON, June 12. Voicing their hope that the War Man
power Commission and the National Selective Service Board
would alleiviate their labor worries for the coming tobacco sea
son by making farmers eligible for work in tobacco warehouses
after those farmers have completed their wartime “units” on
the farms, the Eastern Carolina Tobacco Warehouse Association
held their annual meeting here Friday.
HOUSE ADOPTS STRIKE BILL
WASHINGTON, Jun 12. The House, reflecting its bitter
ness against John L. Lewis and strikes in the coal industry,
adopted a powerful anti-strike bill that stands as the most
severe labor legislation in history, but the Senate delayed final
action until Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. John B. Lane, of Lexington, North Carolina,
Sunday School field workers for the State of North Carolina,
who will have an important part in the training activities at
First Baptist Church this week.
Baptists Will Open
W eek-Long Services
Full Program I-wr Week
Planned. Will Be Os In- .
terest To Entire City.
L. L. Morgan, of Raleigh, as
Sunday school clinic and revival
director, assisted by L. L. Carp
enter, also of Raleigh, on Sunday
morning will open a series of
Church and Sunday school dis
cussions at Roxboro First Bap
tist church. The series of meet
tings and services, With consul
tation periods and conferences
will continue through Saturday.
Speaker Sunday morning will
be A. V. Washburn, of Nashville,
Teim., Baptist editor end young
peoples* leader, while night mes
sage will be by Mr. Morgan. In
cluded in the program for the
week will be a City of Roxboro
teachers will be Mrs.
Fotd Burns, of Fuquay Springs,
i frir font- John B. Lane, of Lex-
Young people; Mrs. John
B. Lane, of Lexington, interme
diates; Mrs. C. D. Bain, of Dunn,
Juniors; Mrs. J. P. Davis, of
Leaksville, primaries; and Mrs.
C. R. Hinton, of Albemarle,
cradle roll and beginners.
Other workers wil be: J. W.
Allen, Howard Oliver, Misses
Myra Motley, Alma Pierce, Esth
er Adams, Ethel Brown, Lois
Eddinger, Ella Slue Gravitte, Al
bertina Hare, Alice Justice and
Os Federal Auto
Stamps Advised •
Get your federal' auto stamp
sticker now before the last min
ute rush begins, advises Post
master L. M. Carlton.
The stickers, costing $5 each,
are now on sale at the post office
. No credentials are needed to
purchase the stickers, which will
remain on sale at the poeti of
fice throughout June and must
be affixed to automobiles before
VOLUME XIV PUBLISHED EVERT SUNDAY AND THURSDAY ROXBORO, N. C., SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 1943
Roxboro Chapter, Order
Eastern Star, Gains
District Deputy Post
ATTACK ON WAACS
AS DESPICABLE ,
Brands Rumors As Sinis
ter, False And Nazi-
WASHINGTON, June 12.
Secretary of War Henry L. Stim
son angrily branded as a “sinis
ter rumor, absolutely false” a
report that WAACS would be is
sued contraceptives and prophy
lactics and said that, if repeated,
the rumor ‘'would actually aid
the enemy” and impair the mor
ale of the U. S. army itself.
His statement topped off a
wave of protest by congressmen
and clergymen against what they
described as “insidious” and
“contemptible” attempts to dis
credit American womanhood by
spreading rumors alleging pro
miscuity and lax morals among
Col. Oveta Culp Hobby, WAAC
director, asserted Wednesday
that there was “no foundation of
truth” to a story by New York
Daily News columnist John O’-
Donnell who wrote from Wash
ington that “contraceptives and
prophylactic equipment will be
furnished to members of the
WAACS, according to' a- super
secret agreement reached by the
high ranking officers of the war
department and the WAAC chief
Meanwhile, nine prominent
Catholic Protestant and Jewish
churchmen, after a three-day
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HUNTER NOW HEAD
POST OF LEGION
Banker And Forty And
Eight Leader Has New
Gordon C. Hunter, of Roxboro,
executive vice president of the
Peoples bank and farmer chef de
gare of the local voiture of Forty
and Eight, is new Commander of
Lester Blackwell Post of the A
Hunter, who has succeeded Dr.
B. A. Thaxton, Roxboro, as Com
mander, was installed at exercises
held here last night at regular
June session of the Legion.
Others installed were: O. C.
Jordan, vice commander; W. B.
Horton, 2nd vice commander; N.
E. Davis, 3rd vice commander;
R. A. Whitfield, adjutant, and
finance chairman; Dr. O. G.
Davis, service and graves regis
tration; Lennie Pulliam, sergeant
at arms; Rev. Virgil Duncan,
chaplain, and Frank Willson, his
Committee chairman include:
J. Y. Blanks, guardianship; B. B.
Knight, athletics; Karl Burger,
child welfare; C. C. Garrett,
Americanism; R. H. Shelton, em
ployment; Lex Fox, Boys’ State;
Rufus Bass, Boy Scouts; L. K.
Walker, Sbns of Legion, Landon
C. Bradsher, publicity and Dr.
Thaxton, membership and nation
Lieut and Mrs. John Merritt,
Who have been at Fort Benning,
Columbus, Ga., are spending some
time here with members of their
Mrs. Brooks, Os
Will Serve District Com
posed Os Several Coun
Mrs. Neva Brooks, of Roxboro,
I is district deputy grand matron
of the Imperial Fifth District of
the Order of Eastern Star, an
honor which she received last
week at the Grand Chapter meet
ing held in Rocky Mount, June 7,
A past matron of Roxboro
Chapter No. 207, Mrs. Brooks in
her new office will have serve
chapters in Durham, Raleigh,
Wendell, Cary, Bahama, Burling
ton, Hillsboro, Mebane and Rjx
boro. New district deputy grand
patron is Wallace Borland, of
Cedar Grove, a member of the
Delegate from the Roxboro
chapter, in addition to Mrs.
Brooks, was Mrs. Jessie Whit
field. New North Carolina grand
matron is Mrs. Martha McGee, of
Raleigh, and new grand patron
is Sam Young, also of Raleigh.
Church Sponsored School
Will Be Conducted.
The Warren’s Grove Vacation
Bible School will open for its
first session Monday, June 14.
The hours will be 4 to 6 o’clock
each afternoon throughout the
week; closing on Friday with a
picnic supper for the entire com
Courses and instructors will be
Lets Go Out of Doors,, Mrs. Sid
Wrenn and Mrs. Boone Wrenn;
Our Daily Bread, Mrs. Ralph
Long and Mrs. Elma Morton;
Followers of Jesus, Mrs. Estee
Wrenn and Mrs. Harvin Harris.
Our Living Church, Mrs. Arch
Wrenn and Mrs. Hawin Harris.
Mrs. Raney Crumpton will be
the director of the school.
Refreshments will be served
each afternoon by committees
from the church.
It is hoped that all of the
children of the church and com
munity will be enrolled.
EDWARD L. PELL
SUCCUMBS AT 81
Noted Religious Writer
And Native Os Raleigh
Dies At Greensboro.
GREENSBORO, June 12.—Dr.
Edward Leigh Pell, 81, of Rich
mond, Va., known widely thro
ughout the country as an author,
lecturer and minister, died here
yesterday at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. A. M. Scales, af
ter a critical illness of two
He was perhaps best known as
the author of Pell’s Notes on the
International Sunday School Les
sons which were circulated
throughout the world, but in ad
dition he wrote numerous books,
mostly on religious subjects, over
more than 30 years.
Born in Raleigh, on Sept. 7,
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McMullan Rulings Cover Two
Instances Talked About Here
OUTLINES 9 - POINT
•i , «* • • .
Agriculture Chief Would
Be Invested With Full
NEW YORK, June 12. A de
mand for consolidation of all au
thority over food production,
with the 'Secretary of Agricul
ture as food administrator, head
ed a nine-point war food program
! outlined here by former Presi
dent Herbert C. Hoover.
The former President,who re
called his own experience as
World War I food administrator,
said in a speech prepared for a
meeting of the American Farm
Bureau Federation that a pro
! gram such as he outlined would
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; Numbers Cause
For Truck Ride
R. B. Griffin, of Roxboro,
American Red Cross first aid
I chairman, who is in charge of
arrangements for the swim
ming and water safety course
being given by G'eorge Barber,
of the National Red Cross staff,
reports, that increase of attend
ance, particularly among ’teen
aged boys and girls, necessi
tates charging a small trans
portation fee to Chub Lake, a
bout five miles from Roxboro,
where the classes are held.
Effective Monday, it will
cost 10 cents for a round trip
on the truck which leaves Ho
tel Roxboro each morning at
nine o’clock. The classes will
continue one more week. Un
til now transportation has been
Central Relief And
Made By Americans
Vote On Farm
WASHINGTON, JUNE 12.
The senate drove toward passage
of $820,000,000 agricultural ap
propriations bill after providing
$160,000,000 for expenditure by
the farm security administration
After rejecting, 54 to 25, a pro
posal by Slenator Byrd, Demo
crat, Virginia, to transfer FSA’s
functions to the farm credit ad
ministration, the senate voted 66
to 12 for an FSA appropriation
of $29,607,573 for supervision and
servicing of loans and grants and
$97,500,000 loaning authority for
. Subsequently, it Approved by
voice vote authority for the FSA
to borrow $30,000,000 for loans to.
tenants to purchase farms.
Byrd’s amendment was similar
to one offered by the house ap
propriations committee and re
jected on the floor of that body
on a legislative point of order.
As it left the house the bill car
ried virtually nothing for FSA
or its functions.
Repeats Kiwanis Address
At Rotary Club. Knows
Subject Through Experi
Leon Couch, supervising prin
cipal of Roxboro high school, in
a talk delivered Thursday night
to Roxboro Rotarians, his second
civic club address in five days,
characterized John L. Lewis as a
j man “drunk with power, arro
! gant, but true to the miners,
j whose leader he is”.
Holding no brief for Lewis,
t but being thoroughly apprecia
i tive of the long struggle of the
; miners toward economic inde
pendence, Couch, who first work
ed in the coal mines at the age
of fifteen and continued to work
in them during college vacations;
described Lewis as a man “not at
all particular about breaking his
promise to the government”, but
said that miners in the past have
greatly benefitted from efforts
i of their leaders to secure better
wages and greater social securi
He pointed out that coal min
ers have been subjected to un
just discriminations by employ
ers, that working time is lost
while they are going to their
posts within the mines and that
they have been expected to buy
their tools and equipment, in ad
dition to paying union fees,
church dues, etc. He also pointed
out that they are expected to do
their buying at company owned
stores. . »
Couch, as he indicated Thurs
day at the Rotary club, does not
call miners unpatriotic. He
thinks rather that they have
,been subjected to unwise leader
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United States, ,
Lehman Might Be Nam
ed To Head Vast Organi
WASHINGTON, June 12. A
central United Nations agency to
assume responsibility for the re
lief and rehabilitation of war
victims throughout the world
would be created under a draft
agreement which the United
States has submitted to all its
Prompt acceptance was antici
pated, opening the way for an
international conference on re
lief problems to be held in this
country several weeks hence.
“It is hoped that preliminary
discusrions among all the United
Nations and the nations associa
ted with them will speedily clear
the way for a meeting of all
the nations at which a definite
agreement will be reached pro
viding for joint action on relief
and rehabilitation/’ a state de
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Attorney General Harry Me-
Mullan, in Raleigh, on Friday is
sued two rullings of interest in
and applicable to, if not gener
ated by Roxboro problems.
One of them cites the fact that
“municipal officers have no au
thority to compeit unemployed
persons to work during the pre
sent emergency unless they can
be classified as vagrants or
tramps”, the other says that a
“license to sell wine and beer at
retail may not be lawfully is
sued to an unnaturalized alien.”
The vagrancy provision quot
jed by McMullan bears out infor
-1 mation received here last week
by W. Wallace Woods, secretary
jof Roxboro Chamber of Com
' merce, who wrote to McMullan
|' at request of several citizens
| here because of an alleged exis
[ tanc of vagrancy in the Roxboro
j area, while the “unnaturalized
I alien” clause appears to be aim
;ed at residents coming under
the status of Stephen Georges,
operator of the Royal Case, Rox
boro, whose license difficulties
I of the past week were first re
vealed to the public Thursday.
| In fact it appears that these
two rulings by McMullan were
quoted today chiefly for Rox
boro circumstances. In the Geo
rges matter, it will be recalled
that he recently settled British
passport difficulties and has ex
pressed intention of becoming an
American citizen as soon as pos
sible. One of the ironies of the
j situation is that British citizen
sEp Has ’ "to" "come under the
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AT COUNTY HOME,
Also Hear Addresses By
Leon Couch And Rev.
J. B. Currin.
Members of the Person Coun
ty Ministerial association have
voted to sponsor religious ser
vices at the Person County Home
on the first, second, fourth and
fifth Sundays of each month at
three o’clock in the afternoon.
Rev. W. T. Medlin will open
the services on the second Sun
day in June and Rev. R. J.
Womble will take charge of the
service on the fourth Sun
day. Leon Couch, as a layman,
will take the service the first
Sunday in July.
The County Home Series was
planned at June meeting of the
Association held last week.
It was suggested by Couch
that laymen be given the oppor
tunity of participating in these
services, and he suggested the
following men: Robert Wilson,
B. B. Knight, Kendall Street, H.
D. Young J. W. Green and W. T.
Walker. The Rev. Mr. Womble
is committee chairman.
Mr. Couch, supervising princi
pal of the Roxboro Public
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Corp. E. T. Wrenn
Arrives In And ;
Enjoys Greenland ,
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“Greenland’s icy mountains’*
hold no terrors for Corp. E. T,
Wrenn, of Roxboro, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Alex Wrenn, who this
week wrote: “I am once more
happy and at a new place, some- «
where in Greenland. This is a
good place, good barracks and
good food”, (all three items un
derlined.) i i