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Vol. n : ' ; Kcnantville, N. C. FRIDAY OCTOBER 22 1943 : ; NoT5
DUPLIN WARFUND DRIVEIQETS UNDER WAYMON.
Captain H. D? Maxwell Outfights
Two German Planes,Two Motors
Shot Up And Land Into The Sea
CAPT. MAXWELL MANEUVERS
LIBERATOR LIKE FIGHTER
PLANE IN BATTLE OVERSEA
The story of how American
airmen successfully put the Ar
my's giant Liberator bombers
through the paces of fighter planes
" was revealed today by the First
- Bomber Command. ; : .
In three battles over the At
lantic, . while on 'anti-submarine
duty, - the massive, four-engined
Liberators have "written a new
chapter of flaming death in the
record of aerial . combat," the
- command said.
One Liberator, piloted by Capt.
H. D. Maxwell of Pink Hill, N.
came upon two Focke-Wulf 200
Kurlers, Germany's most power
ful bombers, making a parallel
bombing run on a convoy.
Maxwell attacked both Germans
simultaneously and the convoy saw
a great show as the big Liberator,
chasing and being chased, manue-
vered like a fighter plane while
its ugnt cannon roared and ma
chineguns chattered continuously.
Finally, one F-W knocked out
.two of the Liberator's engines.
After a defiant effort to ram the
other German,' Maxwell's plane
plunged downward, but Was foll
owed into the sea less than a min
ute later by the first F-W. Sea-
nen on convoy vessels saw the
sy er berman dive into the water.
T laxwell and his crew, who had
ien to rubber rafts, were xes-
' ' jed. ,..-.
Official Figures In
3rd War Loan Drive
J. C Thompson, chairman of the
Third War Loan drive for Duplin
County yesterday released offi-
clal figures for Duplin, showing a
'total sales passing $1,000,000 in
, Mr. Thompson wrote the Times
"Duplin County exceeded the
sum of one million dollars ($1,000
000.00) In bonds purchased (Mat
urity Value) and certainly every
. participant should be highly com
I am listing below sales for the
' various towns in Duplin County:
- ROSE HILL 130,887.50
Other bonds sold for which no
town received credit $168,000.00.
' "would like for you to- give the
people of Duplin County full cred
, It for their participation In this
drive because it is certainly the
greatese piece of financing that
has ever taken place in Duplin
County. Then too, Duplin County
is also one of the few counties In
the state of North Carolina to
JH Jhe,r 1uota ,n les of
.', " , Bonds, -and as you already
. Very truly yours,
' J. C. Thompson
Chairman War Financa Comm.
. - NOTICE . .
TJftj Ration office will be open
to the pnbllo from 0 sun " to 8:80
p.m. It to necessary that the
door be closed, dne to added work
that must be done on time. If you
hvbalnew with the Board come
at the hoars It to open. .
Go to your High School next
week, tS, 26, 27, and 98 tor War
Book 4, and be snre to carry war
Book , with you."
TO OUR, READERS
We wish to thank those, who
waTmjy commended us on our
it Week'a Isaiio
' Remember the saying, "When
tne cat's away, how the mice
i.KB xo pjay,- well, it doesn't
hold true In our cnna oanu
everyone of us have been stilvJng
to give yoy the kind of service
VOU hdVft M rioht tn aviunt I
E. J. Nazelrod,
The Duplin Times welcomes
' ' fronv readers upon any
' ' make 'em brief and to
- f-fc . ,
of boys In service
- r r If pni.
TO ALL REGISTRANTS
IN CLASS 1U-A AND
All registrants now classified In
Qass 3-A ore subject to call for
induction in the ARMED FORCES
of the United States The fact
that a registrant is a FATHER
is no longer any ground for defer
ment -the only thing between a re
gistrant and his call for physical
examination and induction now is
his occupation. It is the respon
sibility of the registrant and his !
enipwyer w ie iur a ueiw. i ive homes encountered was In
before the registrant receives hU . Alabama, a stretch reaching about
call tor examination, the best time 50 mUeswest of Montgomery,
is wow. , . . K The most disappointing city
9?, 8.J 1)6 dtaf'B? wa New Orleans. Per
a,nd n11 ,now I11 haps because too much was ex
class wiU be subject to review and pected and perhaps time would not
reclassification as soon as their allow to visit many noted places
wubi AiwiAwuv &c m
you ore a 1 turner in uua o-a 11
will be necessary for you to secure
a Farm Work Sheet showing the
number of WAR UNITS you pro
duced In 1943.
HKMEMBKR IT IS THE RE
SPOiNblULLXTY OF THE KEG JUS
XKANi' .AisU HIS KmUJitM.
TO SECUKE THla DJeJ'EK-
MEm'. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW
XOUR STATUS, CONTACT OR
VISIT YOUR LOCAL BOARD
AND FIND OUT. THE LOCAL
BOARD MUST CLASSIFY YOU
ON WHAT YOUR FILE SHOWS
AND IF YOU HAVE CHANGED
JOBS, NOTIFY YOUR XOCAL
BOARD AT ONCE. "
Paul B. Potter, Clerk.
Local Board No. 1.
Annual Aeet of 1 1th Dist
N. C. Federation of W Cs
The Annual Meeting of the 11th
District, JN, C. Federation of Wo
men's Clubs will be held at Bur
gaw, Yvednesaay, Oct 7tn with
uie Woman's dub of Burgaw as
hostess. Mrs. N. C. Blake is Pres
ident of the Burgaw Club and the
District Officers are Mrs. L, Clay,
ton Grant of Wilmington, Presi
dent, Mrs. G. L. Clendenin of Wil
mington, Secretary. The 11th
Disuict comprises ine counties 01
Brunswick, jmiplin, New Hanover,
fender and Sampson.
Ach club president will give a
report of accompiisnments uuring
the past year and tell of project
undertaken tor the present year.
Mrs . K. K. McLougnun 01 laa
kinvilie, ciecond Vice president
and Director of Districts, has ire
treshing youthful charm and en
thusiasm to help her put over a
discussion of sucn practical things
as 'Hating Sheets ".
Mrs. Junn D. Robinson of Wal
lace, General Federation Chair
man U. S. Bonds and Stamps
will bring a message from this
The high-light of the luncheon
session will be the address of Mrs.
J. O. MacClellan of Maxton, State
Federation of Education.
A most enjoyable musical pro
gram has been arranged.
A delicious luncheon will be pre
pared by the Methodist Woman's
Circle and served , at nominal
The opening session at 10. a.m.
In the superior Court Room of
the JPender County Courthouse.
All members of Junior and Sen
ior Federated clubs are cordially
invited to attend.
Forest Fires 7
Raging In -County
T.-R. McMillan of Favetteville'
district forest fire warden, Is In
the county this week with county
warden Ralph Miller helping to
direct the fight against forest
fires. ' The severe draught makes
the work hazardous. Many fires
are now raging but some are under
control. . Mr. McMillan says he
will remain in the county until
all fires are under control.
A fire has been raging in the
Potters Hill section buring ovei
hundreds of acres. During the
week it has bean brought under
control three times.
Two railroad fires between
Magnolia and Teachey broke out
during the week but are now un
der control It is reported.
Just over Grove, Northeast cr
Kenansville yesterday a huge
fire was raging at dusk and still
out of control
- Warden Miller states that most
of these fires are started by hun
tors and rnilroads and urges all
to t ? c 'ul our forets are war
Ye Editor Visits
Ye editor this week returned
from an eleven day vacation, vis
iting parts of the southwest United
States. His trip covered parts
of Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana,
Alabama, Texas, New Mexico and
He was accompanied by Oliver
Stokes of Kenansville -and W. E.
Currie of Warsaw. "
The prettiest country, from the
standpoint of farming and attract
1 ana DuuQings.
At Waco Texas he encountered
a six inch rainfall in a half hour's
time. The press stated that it
was the first rain in over a year.
Ft Worth Texas to me bears
out its reputation "Out where the
west begins". Ft Worth is a
city definitely Influenced by Wes
tern culture while Dallas, only 30
miles east of Ft. Worth is defi
nitely Southern. It is called the
New York of the South.
Waco, uu miles south of Ft
WO.U1 is uie nuiiic oi oayiox- dm
vuTkiiy, utuitur m ' Uie nume oi
auuuiern uieuioaist University
auu a nuge couun center anu 1 1
worm u Uie uoine oi iexas
uu'ikuan university unu uie lar
gest caiue center iu tne wo. id.
At JM. Worm we saw la. nob-
ert C. wens vi jtvenansviUe anu at
vvuco we vuueu vv. a,, cuwea
son of Warsaw wno is siationeu tu
tut au iieiu uiere. Yviicii ne com
pletes his training at Waco ne wiu
receive ms wings to pilot a f-M
pursuit plane. 1
Leavuig x-1. Worth traveling
west, one looks out over tnou-
sanas and tnousanas ot acres oi
pasture, tnicKly dotted with wnive
iacea Heretord cattle, it u a
o-eath-taKing sight, especially to
a cattle man. Omy recenuy, Assist
ant County Agent, Lacy Weens,
went to r't Worth ana purcnasea
a car load of young ueretord cat
tle tor uuplin ana Lenoir County
4-H duo coys, lnciaentiy tne
largest Kodeo in the would is heia
at t. Worth annually.
From Ft. Worth the train took
us to .1 raso, tne largest city m
aouuiwest xeAus. x'loia incie
we went into iww Mexico, nuing
Ukougn tne Darren ueseris oi me
bouuiwest. .' vowa nuo Mexico
we visited Juaraz, a city ot about
luo.Ouo popuiauoii. ve baw ou
wells burning, running and visiteu
one well mat was being drilled.
we visited my brother, Capt. u. C.
Graay wno is stauonea at ft.
buss in tl Paso. -
It was interesting to note that
the press ot Texas and Louisiana
were cruising the national admini
stration ana particuiaruy, on ad
minlstrator Icxes about me o cal
led shortage of oil. The Southwest
ern Press contended that there is
no shortage of oil, that low prices
resulted in a shortage of labor.
Yes, gasolene was rationed just as
it is nere. Only three gallons for
an "A" coupon and two gallons
for "B and C"; , In one rather
large city in Louisiana a tilling
station operator told us he had
not seen a new tire In over two
An interesting sight in El Paso
was a mountain ot coal It was
said to be good coal and was being
dug and shipped. We are told
that about a hundred miles down
Into Mexico one could see moun
tais of pure silver ore, '
In the Rio Grande valley, west
of El Paso, It was cotton pickin'
time. . Negros were seen in tne
fields dragging a cotton sack that
were at least 8 feet long. The
stalk was full of lint and also full
of blooms at the same time. The
Irrigated Rio Grande . valley ap
peared to be very rich. We were
told that the farmers in Texas
hardly knew what fertilizer was.
They use none. The soil is very
rich. ' . - .
El Paso and the upper Rio
Grande are at the southern , end
of the great Rocky Mountains.
The mountains bear out the name
rocky. They are merely barren
rocks reaching high into the sky.
The atmosphere was very dry and
high. A steady wind blew all the
time. - It was warm in the day
hiit vprv ronl at nicht . '
In Mexico, just across the bor
der, bel've it or not you could
feny ary" '- j you wanted whout
(.: 1 ft- I r ' ' !
Promoted To Sergeant
' Sgt JAMES M. BROWN v
bon ot Mrs. J. M. Brown, of nea.
Charity, Is sure hankerm to per
forate something and we "oon't
mean maybe". We hope it's ithe
James entered the service. Aus.
13th, lb42, at Fort Bragg and has
attended Armament and Aerial
Gunnery Schools. He has now
graduated trom the Wendbver
Aerial Gunnery and Fire Control
School at Wendover Field, Utah.
uuring ms six-weeks course at
Wendover, he received basic train
ing, daily drill, lived under combat
conditions, received training In
the firing and maintenance ot ma
chine guns and all theoretical and
practical courses vital to aerial
gunnery. He will now be assign
ed to a tactical unit and receive
actual experience in combat
Luck to-yuh James. '
Wendover Field is situated on
the edge of the great Salt Lake
desert ' la litah, which was made
famous by the' world's greatest
automobile race drivers, who es
tablished, on the Bonneville Salt
Flats, the world's speed records.
It has been in operation for ap
proximately a year and is now
one of the nation's most Impor
tant training schools for heavy
bomber crews and aerial gunners.
There is, on the great salt flats
at Wendover, a natural bombing
range of 1,900,000 acres upon
which similated targets of 'every
type have been constructed for
Oh, I almost ior-got, James re-
ceived his rank of Sergeant, Sept
Wallace Postmistress Is
f Of District:
J. L. Williams and
Walter Bridgers, Hosts
' The Third District meeting of
Postmasters was held in Warsaw
on Oct. 15th at 7:30 pjn., in the
American Legion Home, with W.
P. Bridgers and J. L. Williams,
Kenansville. as Co-Hosts.
The meeting was called to order
by Mr. Brideers. who presided,
and after the singing of 'America,
the Rev, D. L. Jones, gave the invocation.;-
Mayor A. J. Jenkins in a few
well chosen words welcomed the
Postmasters and their guests to
our town. R. R. Eagle of New
Bern responded to the address of
Mrs. Macy Ipock of Ernul, Dis
trict Chairman, at this time brou
ght greetings to the Association
and expressed her appreciation
of the splendid cooperation and
outstanding work done by the
Postmasters of the District.
The highlight of the evening
was an address by J. Tracy Moore
of Greensboro, State President
who gave an inspiring report oi
the work done by the State and
National Officers. ' Miss Pearl
Linvule, of Oak Ridge, State Sec.
Treas gave an interesting report
of the membership, stating that
Craven, Sampson and Duplin
Counties were one nunurea per-
cet ;f'i ;V.. : v
. ' .. . f f , (
A message from Graham A.
Barden was received extending
his greetings and expressing his
regret of his inability to be pre
ent On motion of F. B. Johnson of
Clinton the Association stood
while the Rev. D. L. Jones offered
a prayer In memory of the beloved
"Bob" Edwards, late Postmaster
of Goldsboro. ;
Tha nomination committee com'
nosed 'of J. L. Williams. Chairman.
Robert Mattocks and Sam Ingram
r"ommpnded that the following
3rd. District Postmasters
Hold Meeting Warsaw
C. "3 ie eicctol for the en
Foods: XYZ, Nov. 20.
MEATS: Brown C.D.E.F, Oct.30
Shoes Stamp 18, no date.
Sugar Stp. 14. 51bs Oct 3L
Gasolene: 6-A coupons, Nov. 8.
To Milton West
My hunting days are over.
My bird dogs are for sale.
To my friends who want to see
They will find me home in jail.
The old adage that it pays to
marry young, it followed, might
haved saved Milton much kid
ding and chiding.' Anyway the
above, composed by one of his
Warsaw friends is printed ail
in good natured fun.
OUR BARBER TO RETURN
Word was received here a day
or two ago mat Pvt. Hubert
Brown has been given a meoicai
discharge from me a. my. ne
is now on his way home. Maybe
snaggy heaas and unsnaven beams
will not be seen around here so
much in the future.
Charged With Larceny
Wooten Potter, 19, Deep Run
Route 1, was charged with larce
ny of $1,040 from William Sutton,
Sutton it is said gave Potter a
lift into town and on the return
trip he missed his wallet and a
number of personal papers. He
immediately returned to Kins ton,
so the report goes and retraceo
his steps in an effort to locate the
money. Potter appeared to heli.
in the search. Wnen they faiieu
to find the wallet they again
started home. Potters actions, it
U. saidV. became- suspicious and
stopping at a filling station, Sut
ton asked Potter to submit to a
search. When he refused, Sut
ton and several others searched
him forceably and found the wal
let stuck In the waistband of his
trousers. Potter claimed to have
been keeping the wallet for Sut
ton, but when, it was recovered,
only $994 and the papers were in
it Sutton returned to Kinston
and prefered charges against Pot
ter who was picked up a short
'We do not know all the answers
and we suspect that nobody else
Miss Margaret Colwell, Post.
master at Wallace, Chairman;
Matt Elmore, V. Chairman; Miss
Betheny Cowpen, Secretary; F. B.
Johnson, State Director.
On motion of Mr. Williams they
were ' unanimously elected.
An added feature of the pro
gram was the singing by Miss
Nell Bowden of two lovely num
bers, Trees by Rasbach and Who
Knows T, by Ball., She was accom
panied by Mrs. J. E. Williams, at
To close the meeting the en
ure group sang "God Biess Amer
ica'' after which the Kev. D. L.
Jones pronounced the benediction.
The American Legion Home
was decorated with U.S. Flags,,
Pines and Magnolia leaves. 'Ine
Tables were arranged in a V
shape. The center piece was a
large silver bowl filled with white
Chrysanthsumums and on either
side silver candelabra held burn
ing red, white and blue tapers.
The Presbterian Auxiliary served
a delicious plate consisting of ba-,
kcu ..xiam, canoiea yams, nut
ter beans in pastry cups, vege
table salad, home made rolls,
uystalized red , apples with a
mound of vanilla ice cream top-
I ped with blue whipped cream and
FREE MAIL - ;
'i't FOR LOST-J;1, ".
If you find a lost OPA ration
book Owner is just as near as
the nearest mail box. . ..
Here's all you do to return it
to the owner:
Drop any found ration book into
the malls without wrapper or pos
tage end the postoffice will de
liver the lost book to the owner
whose name appears on the cover.
The postoffice will collect a five
cent "postage due" charge from
the owner. If the owner can
not be found, the postoffice will
deliver the book to the nearest
war pries and rationing board,
Theodore S, Johnson, Raleigh
Wuiuun . Harrison
William s. narrison Avaiton
Radio Technical! ui.st Class bus
been accepiea by tne navy ior
otiicers trciining school, tie grad
uated Lorn B. Graay Hi benool
in 1040 and joined me navy in
October ny41. tie is now spending
a 15 day leave with his parents
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Harrison ot
Mount Olive, Rt., 2., before report
ing to his next station.
Durwood Walker, son of Mr.
and Mrs. George Walker of Seven
Springs. R-l, has recently been
promoted to Corporal at Camp
White in Oregon where he is sta
tioned for training in the Medical
Corps. Cpl. Walker with his wife,
are home this week on furlough.
From One Of The Boys
SlSgt. Woodrow Blackburn
Hq. Btry. 131st. F.A. Bn.
A.P.O. No. 36 ciO P.M. New York 1
3rd. Oct. 1943
Mr. Bob Grady
Dear Bob,- ,
I am in a strange country. I
just wish you could get a picture
from here. I cannot tell you
whpre i am. but 1 tninK you Know.
I was eating pickles today and
they ate like Cates". I looked at
the label and true to form they
were from Falson, N. C.
Enclosed are a couple of the la
bels. I sure felt as if I was home.
Received two newspapers from
you today. They did hit the spot.
It is the news from back home
that gives us courage and strength
to carry on. I cannot explain
just how much I appreciate them.
I know the other fellows feel as
I do. Keep them coming and it
wont be long before we will be
back home and try to pay you for
the good work you are doing.
You should feel proud for doing
Convey my best wishes to every
Postmaster Les Williams star
ted to work early this morning
and discovered that his car, par
ked In the driveway at his home
was gone. On investigating he
found it parked across the side
walk in front of H. M. West's
store. Apparently someone had
pushed it there and were unable
to get it started.
SET FOB SHOPPING. Maureea
O'Hara wean thit natural coloi
linen drew ml in cimple line with
Batch Docket! embroidered in pastel
akadea. Button down front are of
res material. Cloyea are whltr
Weak In. Pourli baa U cotton South
Sea Islnnd print. Hat U of wli!u
taingknk with Mack groogjiin hand
and floral applique to mntcli baa.
Maureen eo-itara with John Cur
ia RKO Rndio'i "The Fallen
$8,0OO Js Goal Set
For Duplin County
$7,500 GOES TO NATIONAL
FUND: $500 FOB DUPLIN
BOr SCOUT FUND
DALLAS HERRING ,
Everything is set for the United
War Fund drive, which opens
Monday, . October. 25th, according
to an announcement of the Duplla -County
committee. Workers have
been recruited in each of the ten .
school districts of the county and
the literature has been distributed
to each local chairman. Last of a "
series of personal interviews with
the committee members waa held
today by representatives , of the
county canvass committee. - The .
drive has as Its goal in Duplin ;
County $7,500.00 for United Na
tions Relief and aid to the Service
personnel and $300.00 for local
Of particular interest to the
drive in Duplin" County were let
ters received , from -foreign. mis
sionaries who are natives of this
section. ' Miss Katie Murray, a
Baptist missionary .tO- China, in
writing of conditions in China has
repeatedly stressed the deep ap .
preciation of the Chinese people
for the gifts which have been sent
them through United Chinese Re
lief, one of the seventeen agencies
represented by the United War
Fund. The need In China, very
often acute, has reached new
heights with the severe conditions
of war and famine. It Is most
difficult Miss Murray writes, to
convey an accurate understanding
of the extremes to which -these
hardships have driven the people
of oppressed China. v .
Another phase of. the United .
War Fund is the aid to war pris
oners, which provides for packages
of necessary supplies to be sent
to American and foreign service
men who are prisoners of the en
emy. A number of Duplin Coun
ty's boys are prisoners of the Jap
anese, and Germans, and it is this
need which the gifts from Duplin
County will help to answer.
Still another part of the Fund
is assistance to the United Service
Organizations and United ' Sea
men's Service, which are two
leading agencies that contribute
to the morale of our own service
"I've found out what a nice
thing the USO is since I got back
from my leave,". ' writes Huston
Pierce of Chinquapin. . "During
the two week ends I spent, in
Washington I bought only one
meal and I slept each night for
only fifty cents. All you have to
do is to go to the uso ana they
treat you like an old friend. They
take you back to the kitchen the
first thing and give you something
to eat. About the only time you
can get a place to sleep on Sat
urday night in Washington is
through the USnO." Mr. Pierce,
so of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe
Pierce ef Chinquapin, was an "
engineering student at North
Carolina State College during the
past college year.- Early, in' yie
summer, he enlisted in the Navy
and is -now stationed at Bain-
bridge, Maryland. ' 1 '-
D. L. Wells bail been selected
as the chairman of the Wallace
drive, Dr. G. V. Gooding, Kenans- t
ville; Rev. Richard. Gammon and
H. M. Wells, Chinquapin; Willie
Jones and Miss Kathryn Dobson,
Beulaville; Hubert Boney, Teach
ey; Mrs. E. P.-Blanchard, Rose
Hill; Homer Taylor and John R.
Groom,. Magnolia; Ed Strickland,
Warsaw; Roy Cates, Faison; F.
M. Grubbs, Calypso; and Rev. Mr.
Ulrlch, Potter's Hill. Miss Ruth
Murray is chairman of the coun
ty canvass committee. ., '
To Preach In Warsaw..
Rev. Chester Alexander, 'pastor
of the Burlington First Presby
terian Church, will hold a week's -'
revival In the Warsaw BreBbyter
ian Church commencing Novem
ber 1st Rev, D. L. Jones is the
pastor. ' ;
Serious Fire v . f
Averted Wednesday .
A serious fire was averted in
Kenansville Wednesday afternoon ;
when it was discovered that a can ,
containing some burning material
was iouno under a kerosene tank -In
the garage, of school principal
Ralph .Carlton... .The blaze, had
reached high enough to scorch t'.e .
top of the garage, . Had It rrt ,
been discovered probably r 1
homes in the area woi:'J 1 :t