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Area Deaths And Funerals W. D. Edwards Last Services Set Tomorrow Funeral service* for Willie Dewey (Cab) Edwards, who collapsed collapsed and died last night while managing one of the teams in the Babe Ruth League playoff series, will be conducted tomorrow at 4 p. m. from the Wrenn-Yeatts Chapel. Interment will follow in Schoolfield Cemetery. Mr. Edwards, 60, w.as stricken with what apparently was a heart attack while in the dugout at the Market Garden Field shortly before before .tbe game was to start The Danville Life Saving Crew was called and attempted to revive revive him for about half an hour. The game v,-as called off. He had been in declining health for the past month, but was able to carry on his regular activities. Edwards, who had served as manager manager and coach for boys' teams for many years, had confided to friends last weekend that he would have to give it up because of his heart condition. A native of Anderson, S.C., he moved to Danville in 1923 and was employed in Dan River Mills' research department for a number number of years. For the past 13 years he had been a Rawleigh Products salesman. He had managed the Booth- White team in the Babe Ruth League for the past year, and each year his team had made the playoffs. His death was described as a "great loss" to the league and the Recreation Department. Mr. Edwards was bom Oct. 29, 1901, a son of Mamie Moulder Edwards Edwards and the late Walter Edwards, Edwards, and was married on Nov. 28, 1925, to May Belle Ashby. He was of tiie Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife and one son, Wesley Ray Edwards of the U.S. Navy; one brother, Dick Edwards, a half-brother, Walter Edwards, and two sisters, Misses Eunice and Ava Edwards, all of Anderson, S.C. RorerB. Green Last Rites Set TomorrowMorning The funeral for Rorer B. Green will be conducted tomorrow morning morning at 11 o'clock from the chapel of Swicegood Funeral Home. Interment Interment will be in the Green family family cemetery at Bachelors Hall. Mr. Green, 69, of the Bachelors Hall community, was found dead at his home late yesterday afternoon. afternoon. He had been in declining health for several years and had been a patient in the Veterans Hospital at Durham, N.'C., three weeks ago. Death apparently was caused by a heart attack. Born in the Bachelors Hall community on Feb. 14, 1893, he was a son of the late Robert Henry and Sarah Owen Green. He had spent all his life in the community of his birth. He was a veteran of World War I. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Annie Soyars and Mrs. Drew Hyler, both of the Bachelors Hall community, and and nephews. several nieces Mrs. Lawrence, Age 31, Dies In Lynchburg LYNCHBURG—Mrs. Katherine Andrews Lawrence died yesterday yesterday at 2:55 p.m. in Lynchburg General Hospital Mowing a short illness. Mrs. Lawrence, 31, was born in Campbell County, the daughter of L. F. Andrews and Virginia Parries Andrews who survive. She was a member of Rustburg Rustburg Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she Mrs. Katie Bane Funeral Rites Set Tomorrow SOUTH BOSTON-Funeral rites for Mrs. Katie Ann Cole Bane will be conducted tomorrow tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from Second Baptist Church. Interment Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Bane, 69, of South Boston died yesterday in a local nursing home. She is survived by her Boston; two daughters, Mrs. Roy Phillips of South Boston and Mrs. Bricie Baylous of Virgilina; one son, Floyd Cole of High Point, N. C.; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Murray of Virgilina; one brother, Obe Smith of Virgilina; one stepdaughter, stepdaughter, Mrs. Louise Bell oC Wyliesburg; one step-son, George E. Bane of Newport News; 13 grandchildren and ten great- grandchildren. New Administration Building, Equipment At Airport Mrs. Ora Crews, Ruff in Native, Dies In Richmond RICHMOND—Mrs. Ora Alice Crews, a former resident of Ruffin, Ruffin, N. C., died yesterday at her home at 1515 Harwood Ave., in Richmond. She was 54 years of age. She is survived by her husband, Gilmore Crews; three sons, Charlie Charlie E. Crews, George T. Crews and Curtis L. Crews, all of Richmond; Richmond; four daughters, Mrs. Rena Sadler of Charlotte, N. C.; Mrs. Stella Strader of Charlotte; Mrs. Ann Shepherd of Akin, S. C., and Miss Joyce Crews of Richmond; one half-brotJher, George T. Mathley Mathley of Richmond; and one half- sister, Mrs. Nancy Bailey of Reidsvffle, N. C. Funeral services wfll be conducted conducted tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock (EST) from Bethel Methodist Methodist Church in Caswell County, N. C. Interment will be in the .church cemetery. Funeral Conducted ForCW.Waddill Final rites for Charles W. Waddill Waddill were conducted yesterday afternoon afternoon from the Ash Camp Bap- List Church at Keysvflle. Pallbearers were R. E. Quarles, A. D. Hopgood, Joe Hines, Martin Martin Covington, James Lane and A. A. Schipp. Rites Tomorrow For A. J. Reece Funeral services for Arthur Jefferson Reece, father of Mrs. Neill K. McMillan of Danville, will be conducted tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. from the First Methodist Methodist Church in Hamlet, N.C. Mr. Reece, 75, died yesterday at his home in Hamlet. In addition to Mrs. McMillan, he is survived by his widow, another daughter, Mrs. Eugene Storts of Raleigh, N. C., and three grarid- cbildren. is survived by her husband, Billy Watkins Lawrence; one daughter, Miss Debra Sue Lawrence; her grandmother, Mrs. Myrtle Farries Farries of Lynch Station; and three brothers, R. T. Andrews of Ke- dutchion River, Ohio, G. P. Andrews Andrews of Pensacola, Fla,, and R. M. Andrews of Gladys. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at Rustburg Baptist Church at 4 p.m. Interment will follow in the church cemtery. KEEP CURTAINS EVEN Hang wet curtains from the selvage selvage edge or top them with plenty of spring-type clothespins, closely spaced, to avoid uneven curtain hems. The lee: Dwvilk V»., Friefar, At*. 31, 1*2 The upper photo shows the new administration building at Municipal Municipal Airport after the old transmitter transmitter shack has been taken down with the placing into operation of electronic equipment in the new building. The old transmitter transmitter shack was located toward the end of the aew building and near the door. The second picture shows the old building being removed from the runway side with the sign on the new building clearly in view above workmen. The new structure was built close between the old buildings which were left intact and in operation operation for the duration of the new construction. With the completion completion of installation of new equipment, as is seen in the nest two pictures, the original structures structures were no longer needed. In the third photo from the top, kneeling is Dick Keane of Yonkers, N.Y., of the Federal Aviation Agency, and Waverly Carlton of Danville, also of the FAA, (standing) check out the equipment used to control air traffic at tbe airport. Shown in the photo is one of the two "racks" of transmitters and receivers which cover every ground-to-air frequency used. A group of standby equipment also is located here in the new building. building. In the lower photo, Everett Wilson and Bob Scruggs, left and right, respectively, both of Danville Danville and the FAA, operate the new multi-channel air-ground console console and navigational, aids monitor. monitor. The new set-up allows a large number of calls to be handled simultaneously by the two men on the "board." Previously, the operations board at Municipal Airport was handled by one man, placing a dose limitation on the number of calls which could be processed. Also operated from the aircraft control center is an electronic "homing" device known as the VOR—Very-high-frequency Omni- directional Range — beam. This device allows an approaching plane to pick up a signal from Danville Airport which will guide the craft in. County Child Contracts Polio A three-year-old Pittsylvania County Negro girl has contracted a fonra of paralytic polio, it was confirmed at Richmond today by fche State Health Department. Although the "polio season" is nearing an end, there have been only three other confirmed cases of polio in the entire state this summer. None of these was in the Danville area. A State Health Department spokesman said records indicate the Pittsylvania child had received received one shot of Salk vaccine in 1960. They Prove It's A Small World Lt. Col. Wilburn L. Lester, left, and Col. Charles T. Clark, who had never met in their home town in Danville, are now working side by side in the Inspector General's office at Fort Monmoulh. Col. Clark is post Inspector General, and Col. Lester, his deputy. mouth, and have become the best [other was from they chorused: Wheat Plan Continued By Slim Edge Area Farmers In Agreement WASHINGTON W-The nation'! wheat fanners have voted to continue controls on their crops, but by the smallest margin in 12 such tests since 1941. Unofficial returns from tbe 39 commercial wheat states where balloting in the referendum was conducted yesterday gave 161,242 for and 74,454 against marketing quotas designed to restrict production production in order to reduce costly surpluses. This was a favorable margii of 68.4 per cent. Approval by at least 66.7 per cent^two thirds— of the growers voting was required. required. Last year quotas were approved by an 87.4 per cent margin. The previous low was 73.3 per cent for the 1955 crop Assumes Post (Virginia favored continuing the quotas, 894-263. North Carolina Carolina rolled up a lop-sided vote in favor, 1,955 to 59. In the Dan ville area, the vote by counties went: Pittsylvania, 58-3; Halifax 44;2; Rockingham, 33-0, and Cas well, 64-2.) Returns in 16 states fell below the two-thirds level. These .in eluded Kansas, the No. 1 whea producing state, as well as sue other major producers as Colo rado and Montana. The decline in the support fo controls -stirred speculation farm and political circles in view of the Kennedy administration' desire for tighter farm controls Of immediate interest was the possible effect the referendum might have on pending legisla tion. The control program ran into sharp opposition from Farm Bureau Bureau organizations in many states. These organizations want to end controls and make a downward adjustment in price supports. The program will allot 55 million million acres to farmers for planting planting for the 1963 crop. It also would set marketing quotas which would limit sales to production on each farm's allotment. Excess Excess sales would be subject to a penalty tax. This program is the one under which the present big surplus has piled up. The Kennedy administration administration had asked Congress to pass legislation authorizing stiffer controls. But no decision was made by the legislators in time to submit such a program to the referendum of growers, many of whom are now begin-; ning to plant wheat for next year's harvest. Under the approved program, wheat next year will be supported supported at $1.82 a bushel, compared to S2 this year. The rate was higher Ms year because farmers were required, under a one-year emergency emergency program, to reduce plantings plantings 10 per cant below their share of the 55 million national allotment. allotment. Other crops being grown under controls include cotton, major Hugh G. Cooper, a Danville resident, has position of town Selma, N. C., after completed all Master of Science ;ary Engineering at Blacksburg. Cooper, who received degree in Civil been superintendent of and Sewer Dept, in 'or the past four He and his wife, Dorothy Jeffries of moved with their Selma. T Chamber of will be closed Monday for the Day weekend holiday, announced today by executive vice Chamber. types rice. of tobacco, peanuts and Steps Token To Organize Hew VFW Post Open Schools For 6,000 In Caswell Only Change Is A Merger YANCEYVIT.T.E. N. C.—Caswell Jourfty public schools with enrollment enrollment of some 6,000 pupils opened :oday with short sessions preparatory preparatory to the start of full classes on Tuesday. Monday is a Labor Day school holiday. No problems were Immediately vsed as the schools opened, as a leet of 86 buses transported many of the children to their respective schools. A teacher problem posed two weeks ago by a number of resignations resignations has been solved with acquisition acquisition of replacements. Accords Accords to Superintendent T. H. Whit>y, Whit>y, a flood of 12 to 14 resignations was due to accepting otK-r jobs which became open and which had icen applied for previously. The system employs 204 teachers. The most significant change in CcrsweM Mon Provides Home For Baptists YANCEYVILLE, N.C. — The bulk of the estate of the late R. Sterling Graves, estimated at $275,000, will go towards establishing establishing an "old folks home" for elderly Baptist preachers, church workers and their families under terms of the will of the prominent prominent Caswell farmer and businessman businessman who died at the age of rived _ Rescue Squad Kept On Run Climaxing a day of frustrating activity, the Danville Life Saving Crew tried in vain last night to save the life of Willie Dewey (Cab) Edwards, 60, who suffered a heart attack at a ball game at Market Garden. Earlier in the day, they were called out twice to look for miss- tog persons—but those missing were located before crewmen ar- 92. The will, dated October 30,1940, bequeathes the bulk of the estate—$100,000 estate—$100,000 for the home and farmlands and $175.000 in stocks and bonds—to the Baptist Foundation Foundation of Raleigh with the stipulation stipulation it be used to establish such a home. A codicil dated September September 22, 1947, home "be for directs benefit that the of members members of the Missionary and Primitive Primitive Baptist Churches of the white race." Previously, Mr. Graves's sister, the late Mrs. Sallie "Willie Bradsher, Bradsher, • provided that the bulk of A 11C lllVJOfc O*£»lil*^j«***r v-*»fc*«£(** .**•* -~-"~» f ft ** . _—.-« v *-^.4i, vuv* h/uuk vfc the school system this year is her estate, estimated at $85,000, the consolidation of Anderson and be sised for the home to be es- Bartlett Yancey high schools, tablishcd by her brother. Anderson's 136 pupils will attend Bartlett Yancey, raising the attendance residents of the respective com- tion of Sandy River for a body before deciding there was none in the water. A boy wading in water said he thought he had bumped into a body. At the Market Garden last night, crewmen used oxygen, artificial respiration and heart ma?-T.i;e_in a vain attempt io save the life of Edwards. Crewmen were called to the Mt. Cross Rd. in the early afternoon afternoon to search for a mentally retarded boy who had strayed from his home. The youth was located located by the time they arrived. One of the missing person calls was to an area west of Gretna where a man had disappeared into woods with shotgun in hand. He reportedly was despondent. Searchers tracked him to a The Jaycees again annual "Safety Rest Monday, Labor Day. The entice weary motorists rest break by offering drinks and coffee. The will be set up in the Riverside Dr. opposite Shopping Center. Tractor Fatal To Negro Some 20 veterans, meeting at Hotel Danville last night, voted to proceed with plans to organize organize a new Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Danville. A (majority of them presently are members of Ballard-Pruitt Posf 647 which voted recently to double its membersb : ^ dues to $10 annually. Under present plans, the new will be named for the late Hugh T. Williams, an attorney who was a leader in VFW affairs for many years. Those named to the organizing committee last night were Jake Tate, Jr., chairman, W. S. Cahill, Cahill, Jr., George Daniels, Lawrence Lawrence Moss and Andrew Gam-j mon. It is necessary to have 20 members in order to apply for a charter. Those speaking at last night's meeting said this requirement requirement could be met easily. The committee was instructed to proceed proceed with application for the charter and preparation of by- lavrc and a constitution. Minutes of the meeting show that the vote to form a new post was 100 per cent. Those in attendance attendance spoke in favor of having dues of only $5. Those spearheading the effort opposed the dues increase in Post 647, saying it would result in a losr, of members. Advocates of the increase insisted that more income was necessary. Glenn Edward teei ager, about 16, pronounced dead on doctor's office in yesterday after he was underneath a tractor he a Spring Garden farm. The accident moments after Logan younger brother to tractor because he drive it faster, Pittsylvania County Sheriff Winn. Sheriff Winn said occurred around 4:30 farm of C. D. Bryant Garden. The boys were watermelon patch tobacco barn where pulling a tractor, the sheriff It was while on that Logan told brother, Wayne to get off the tractor, reported. Sheriff Winn apparently prevented Logan from seeing He was quoted as brother went out of the bushes and then heard Glenn screaming After seeing what happened, Wayne Logan ran barn and summoned Logan, the boy's returned to the barn minutes before the occurred, Wayne Jean Logan, sister and Edward Stone, the barn at the time, to prize the tractor the youth from Sheriff Winn said. Pension Change Starts Tomorrow Starting tomorrow, a veteran with a wife or child will be permitted permitted to receive full pension while being furnished hospital or domiciliary care by the Veterans Administration, it was announced today by Gordon B. Eubank, area director of the Division of War Veterans Claims. Under the original provisions of Bremen Three Calls; Damage The Danville Fire answered three :wo automobile trash fire, none of resulted in major damage. no new calls this The first call p.m. yesterday from intersection of Memorial Ave. where a car Al Milley of the Department was on Assistant Chief Howard the fire was caused through the carburetor. was light. At 7:13 p.m., the home of Virginia 113 Brookview Rd., burning trash in There was no An auto belonging Motor Co. was the 7:49 p.m. call to front of the G. L. School. Assistant said the blaze was electric wire short

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  2. 31 Aug 1962, Fri,
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