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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.
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
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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
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.
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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. 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.
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
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.
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
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.
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

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