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Ml * j » ■" . ’ ' '» « .[1 ROBERT E. MAY, Coxswain, U. S. Navy, May 8, 1942 i fml < | h ,!B j| »' Sill 1,1 1,1 III ROBERT 11. McCOMMONS, Captain, U. S. Merchant Marine, Inly 5, 1942 ill nEtl 1 liilm mui iiiillii 111111 iillilii mill mm B—in-iMi-tiu———«■—■—1^— THE ROANOKE RAPIDS Usmet N. C.'s TABloid j more News — More ' Picture A EWSpaper j Advertising — More ! - AU Home-Print - , J Paid Subscribers \-y \_y msw▼ •<*£-**<*pjwzmr VOLUME TWENTY-EIGHT ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1942 NUMBER 13 ; PROMOTED Sergeant Troy Humphries, above, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Humph ries of 1009 Franklin St., was re cently promoted from the rank of Staff Sergeant to Technical Ser geant. Sgt. Humphries entered the army in April, 1941, and is now sta tioned at the Savannah Air Base, Savannah, Ga. i OVERSEAS Corp. Reginald B. Pepper, 26-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Pep per, who live on a farm near the city, recently wired his parents he was aboard ship ready to go over seas. Corp Pepper joined the Army last January, and has served at Ft. Bragg, Texas, Idaho, New Mex ico and New York. He formerly worked for Rosemary Mfg. Co. Observation Post For Aircraft Is Established Here Open NYA Office In City Today For Full Details Bee Page 8—Sec. A HARDISON IS SENTENCED 12 T015 YEARS Guilty Of 2nd Degree Murder In Death Of B. W. Baugham, Enfield Harry Hardison, former Enfield policeman, was sentenced to from 12 to 15 years in the penitentiary Wednesday afternoon by Judge Luther Hamilton of Morehead. oresiding over the current term >f Superior Court in Halifax this week. He was being tried on a charge of first, degree murder growing out of his assault ori "Ro bert W. Baugham, Enfield business man and member of the Town Board of Commissioners, on Aug ust 20th, hut the charge was re duced to second degree murder after the State refused to accept a manslaughter charge and the iudge ruled there was not suffi cient testimony to warrant a harge of first degree, or premed ated murder. The case did not go to the jury. Testimony at the trial showed Baugham incurred the enmity of Hardison when he thought he was instrumental in having him dis charged from the Enfield police pArnn TT n nrl i CAM i t r a f f fVin rrn w age operated by Baugham at En field about noon, August 20th, ac cording to the testimony, and af ter berating him, knocked him down. Baugham’s physician or dered him taken to a Rocky Mount hospital for treatment, where he died about two hours 'ater. I Dr. P. W. Joyner of Enfield, and Dr. Daughtridge of Rocky Mount, testified at the trial, stating the deceased died of a coronary dis ease, precipitated by over-exertion. R. A. Lewis of near Enfield, tes tified he helped Baugham to his feet after the assault, whereupon Hardison turned on him, though he managed to defend himself. Hardison surrendered to county authorities upon learning of Baugham’s death, and has since been confined to the county jail in Halifax after Judge J. Paul Frizelle denied a writ of habeas corpus at his preliminary trial held a week after the assault. Others testifying at the trial included the Mayor of Enfield, who testified about the trouble be tween the two men pending Har dison’s discharge from the police force; Mrs. Baugham, widow of the deceased; Mrs. Hardison, wife of the accused, and numerous character witnesses for Hardison. Hardison was defended by El bert Peele of Williamston, Ed Travis of Halifax, George C. Green of Weldon and Paul Grady of Kenly. Assisting Solicitor Er nest Tyler in the prosecution was Will Yarborough of Louisburg, and D. i>-ac Johnson of Enfield. BROTHERS ARE PILOTS i vksv&wmkw. i : -'---.:.-- ._ The two brotfiers, shown above, from Halifax are serving Uncle Sam as army pilots. They are the sons of 3Ir. and Mrs. F. H. Gregory, of Halifax. Sam Gregory, younger of the two (shown at left) is rated as a first pilot of a B-24, and is at present stationed at Ephrata, Washing ton. Fletcher H. Gregory, Jr., (shown at right standing by the propellor of a plane) is an operations officer and pilot of a dive bomber plane, stationed at Savannah, Georgia. Young Fletcher Gregory recently thrilled his mother when his ’plane circled over their home at the county seat several times. He was returning from a trip to 3Iassachusetts. His itinerary took him by his home and he circled above long enough to attract the attention of his mother who waved to him. M. Scott Benton who has been commissioned Lieu tenant (Jr. Grade) by the U. S. Na vy, is a visitor here today. He leaves Monday for Cornell Univer sity, Ithica, N. Y. for special train ing with the U. S. Naval Unit there. Lt. Benton, member of the local law firm of Allsbrook & Benton, follows the senior partner, Lt. (Sr. Grade) Julian R. Allsbrook, who is now on active duty with the Na vy. The law firm's business is be ing carried on by junior member Edward Knott and Buxton Mid yette of the firm of Gay & Mid yette, Jackson. Adolph, Benito and Hirohito 1 —the three blind mice. Make ^ them run with ten percent of r year income in War Bonds every pay day. JOHN D. “J IS WOUNDED IN ACTION John D. Cox, 21-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Cox of this city, has been “wounded in action” ac cording to an official communica tion from Marine Headquarters re ceived by his parents last Saturday. The telegram contained simply the information that he had been wounded and was being cared for; that additional information would be furnished as necessary. No further communication had been received at press time by his father. Young Cox joined the Marines in February of this year, and was serv ing with the Fifth Marine Corps overseas. He received his basic training at Paris Island, later be ing transferred to New River, then was sent to Calfiornia. His parents were notified he had landed safely overseas in August. STATE LOOKS TO EAST FOR DEMO VOTES Senator Bailey Has Republican Opposition; Hal Cooley Has Foe Voters of Halifax County are urged to go to their regular voting places next Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, and cast their votes for the Democratic nominees in order to offset a heavy Republican vote which may be cast in the Western part of the State. U. S. Senator J. W. Bailey, Dem ocratic nominee, is opposed by Sam. J. Morris, Republican. Democratic Congressmen who have Republican opposition include Hal Cooley, Herbert C. Bonner and Cam Morrison. On the State ticket under the Democratic circle are: For United States Senator, Josiah W. Bailey; For Chief Justice Supreme Court, Walter P. Stacy; For Associate Justices, Michael Schenck and Emery B. Denny; For Judges of Superior Court: R. Hunt Parker, Clawson W. Williams, W. C. Har ris, J. H. Clement, F. Donald Phil ipps, Frank M. Armstrong, Julius A. Rousseau, J. Will Pless, Jr., Zeb V. Nettles, Felix E. Alley; For Member of Congress, John H. Kerr. On the County ticket under the Democratic circle are: For Solici tor, Ernest R. Tyler; For Senate 14th District) Vote for two: D. Mac Johnson, W. G. Clark; For House of Representative, B. B. Everette; For Clerk of Superior Court, A. Leonidas Hux; For Coun ty Commissioners, Vote for five, J. R. Wrenn. W. J. Collier, N. W. Warren, M. W. Perry, G. H. John son. For Sheriff, Harry A. House; For Judge of Recorders Court, Chas. A. Daniel; For Solicitor Re corders Court, Wade H. Dickens; For Coroner, F. N. Rowe; For County Board of Education, vote for five, R. L. Applewhite, A. G. Wilcox, R. C. Rives, Mrs. Anna Kitchin Josey, Mrs. J. T. Thoma son. Two amendments to the State Constitution are also to be voted on YES or NO. One calls for a single State School Commission in stead of the present five State boards. The other amendment has to do with changing the State Solicitorial districts. COMMUNITY CHEST DRIVE OVER GOAL AT NOON The final figures for the 1943 Community Chest Drive at press time showed a total of $15,172.15 raised in cash gifts and signed pledges. This a mount represents exactly $60. over the top, as the goal for the 1943 drive was $15,112.15. If as many as 50% of many promises materialize, the goal will be oversubscribed by about $500., according to announce ment made today by Father Pe ter M. Denges, chairman of the drive.