•David Mangum, the bell-hop and room cleaner at the Wake Forest Hotel is upset with Wake Forest College medical school students keeping skeletons in their rooms. Five students unable to find rooms in their regular dormitories brought a “box of bones” for medical study into their quarters, unsettling Mangum to no small degree.
•Two women representing Meredith College met with Wake Forest College students at the chapel to speak out against the proposed repeal of prohibition, garnering signatures that they stood for the Constitution and its amendments, for the protection of the home, school and church. “The cause of national prohibition was and is worthy. It challenges all red-blooded citizens to rally to its cause,” said Lucille Knight.
“We know that alcohol does no good for the human body.” added Katherine Martin. “[It] is a battle for the right, a battle for high ideals.”
•Room for 3,000 new concrete seats have been added to Gore Field’s existing 2,000 seats at Wake Forest College. Plus, there’s room to bring in 3,000-seat bleachers for large games. Also constructed was a 40-foot dressing room with showers and equipment. Situated under the bleachers, the room eliminates the long walk from the gym.
•A Wake Forest war bonds drive netted $79,843, with Wake Forest High School students gathering $16,135. War bonds were offered as a prize by local businessmen to students who sold the most. Heading the drive were Don Johnston, Mrs. C.T. Wilkinson and Mrs. T.E. Bobbitt.
•Wake Forest High School’s 180 students formed a student government association and elected Lucille Keith president. Also elected were Elwood Peele, vice-president and Henry Cooper, secretary-treasurer.
•Playing at the Forest Theatre, Robert Taylor and Thomas Mitchell in Bataan.
•Permission to build the first educational TV station in the state has been granted to the University of North Carolina by the Federal Communications Commission. The station will run commercial-free on channel 4, VHF. Studios will be operated at N.C. State, the Women’s College in Greensboro and UNC-Chapel Hill. A little over $1 million in private funds has been raised to finance equipment purchases, studios and transmitter construction and the first two years of telecasting.
The source for the above entries is online archives of the Wake Forest University newspaper, Old Gold & Black.
•Walter M. Johnson is opening the Star-Lite Hair Styling beauty shop next to Raymond’s Superette grocery on South Main Street. The owner, a Wake Forest High graduate who served in the U.S. Navy, graduated from Mitchell’s Hair Styling Academy and has permanent wave and hair styling instruction under Otto of Vienna, 1962 world permanent wave champion.
•Leggett’s of Franklinton is now offering 5×7 baby pictures for 59 cents. Wallet sizes and 8x10s are also available.
•Crimes at the Wake Forest district court for the week include five driving offenses, four charges of assault with a deadly weapon, three cases of public drunkenness and one charge of possession of untaxed liquor.
•A group of residents living outside the Rolesville town limits are upset with actions by the Rolesville town board which affect them, for which they have no notification or voice. The main issue is a recent ordinance requiring a $2 building permit for construction, reconstruction or alteration of any building in town or within a mile of town limits. There was no prior notice of the ordinance to both in-town and out-of-town residents.
•A country singer came to the rescue, after a fashion, of a Youngsville family whose house was broken into and items stolen, including their stereo. The three thieves were apprehended in Folkston, Ga., with items from numerous break-ins in their vehicle. Among the goods was a turntable with the Conway Twitty Dream Maker record still on it as it had been in the Youngsville family home. Thanks to a police bulletin and the crooner, the family got their things back.
•Playing at the Louisburg Theatre, Dee Wallace and Danny Pintauro in Cujo.
•Youngsville resident Travis Dean Haywood, 20, has been sentenced to six years in prison for manslaughter in the shooting death of Gregory Maurice “Smacks” Wilkerson. Wilkerson was shot in the back as he attempted to flee Haywood, who came looking for the victim’s cousin at Massey Apartments about a $20 drug debt, according to Wake County Assistant District Attorney Howard Cummings.
Editor’s note: Haywood was paroled after two years of his six year sentence. He was convicted of misdemeanor breaking and entering, larceny and possession of a firearm by a felon in 1997. That sentence was suspended.
•Janine Chaffin, a town of Wake Forest receptionist, was named the 2003 Employee of the Year for her excellent customer service skills. “I have never seen her when she didn’t have a smile on her face, even when dealing with difficult customers,” said Town Manager Mark Williams.
The source for above entries is print archives of The Wake Weekly.
— Compiled by Associate Editor David Leone