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VOLUME NUMBER FIFTEEN
Auita wpiina and its present
financiafritatus was taken as the
r suuject talk by Stats Treasurer,
. aua cantMiitki for Governor. Chas.
, M.JooiiAjijUefOM the Kenansville
' Lions i-iuo and Invited euests hers
Weuiif night Mr. Johnson tou
ched otne expansion In govern-
' uuiih requiring many additional de-
yoiuuuiui tnat are here to stay.
tut muo, Morth Carolina, like any
uumu ium in the union, levies no
, wui wi leal estate. North Carolina
, ium is tne only state In the union
- uwi maintains and constructs all
ioud in toe state and maintains
auu guarantees a 9 month school
: iwi- a U year term, : .-!.
Our state tinancfiB, he explainsd
am Mt uu into different categories
We have our highway fund which
I uyeiaiuis ou its own from moneys
iwueciea for that purpoM. ' .
our general fund which main
tains and operates the balance of
tne tttate government is separate
and apart,. Jioth departments now
tave adequate surpluses.
Mr. Johnson emphasized the
auaool conditions In the state, point
. lug out tnat Just as fast as possible
ciuidren m tne poorer Bounties will
nave tne same opportunities a
- louse in wealthier counties. .
i - 'I'Ha last tinaral Aacemblv. he
. peiuwd ou set aside a reserve
fuiMfc- uaving In mind wheh the ec-
. vuuiiuip .vinninnm m ma ivinnrv rut
ur swing back which they are
Bwuuii to do, this fund will carry
mmm. fur a.l.rv irmei Inaawp In jntYttf
s - hi ii i mum I n .iiiiibi i mmwrm
wwas, whea th spiral starts up-
wuas teachers did not gctr ih
2 feguett ot it for a period t tsro
ywwts. When it starts downward,
- they will be protected for two years.
i juaDson said he was in favor of
9 mmmmm mmm, oiw w nMMH 4$V 1VM
ate preoicted wwili haw eheaV
tuwue iur several years tb come,
. ine cut in tobacco acreage is the
- Xui win mat we must be prepared
aut upturn back. w. r , .
or tne first time in over a hu
dred years, he said, North Carolina
- has no general fund debt so far as
- casn on nand is ready for payment
a oebu are made.
.Touching on State -institutions,
he said tne last General Assembly
set aside 15,000,000 for Improve
ments and the time to spend that
-money is when yon have it -
Quoting him he said, "I don't
think .ve'il ever have to issue any
mure bonds pa North Carolina, cer
' tauuy not for the next 23 years.'
" Pointing to problems that may
. arise in the future, Mr. Johnson
said he favored crossing your
bridges when you get to them. If
we don't have men in our govern-
aoent capable of doing that thvi
it's time to put some there who
" Ban. ''..i-'f f'i..'r:':: '.-V7'.t-''):'-:'
- Acting president Lacy Weeks pre
sided and recognized guests from
Beuiavllle, Wallace, Warsaw, Clin
ton, Goldsboro; also members of
the County Board of Commissioners
and other County Officials. About
60 attended, The speaker was in
troduced by Supt. O. P. Johnson.
A sumptuous turkey supper was
served by the Kenansville Cafe
lne meeting and supper iras held
: in the school lunch room.
JDont let death take your holiday!
;With that slogan as a keynote,
llotor Vehicles Commissioner I C.
Sosser today asked all motorists to
exercise special care in driving dur
ing the approaching holiday season
. The Christmas-New Year holiday
season has proved to be the most
hazardoiu single period of the year
he said. Heavier travel and the
ftlve spirit Increases the normal
winter hazards, such as bad weath
er, slippery roads and more hours
of darkness. Last December, -103
persons were killed on North Caro
1 a streets and highways. 18 of
t' ,m lost their lives during the
1 lidays from the 23rd through the
I Jx of Decembed. And on Christ
x st Day alone, 11 persons met
f -Ir deaths on our highways. -
: CoL Rosser said that Christmas
ti the season to be merry, but is
; o the season to be wary. He warn
that traffle would be unusuail)
y and asked all motorists to
-ate fully in an effort to re
1 1 "irway accidents sna lataii
La e reclally urged that all
s rc&atn from drinking while,
; ' , f r Tiuor when mixed
r "5 1 9 one of our most
Governor SpodisJTo Local Lions
Duplin Receives Its
Pvt. Richrd P. Jordon, age 23, at
the time of his -death, was laid to
rest near his home in Pinecrest
Cemetery in Warsaw Wednesday
at 3 o'clock.
Pvt Jordon is the first Duplin
soldier killed on foreign soil to be
returned home for burial. Thee re
mains arrived at Quinn-McGowen
Funeral Home Tuesday night from
Services were conducted in the
Funeral Home by Rev. G. Van
He is survived by his parent, Mr.
and Mrs. Jim Jordon of Warsaw
rrtir gj unrr in
a ami d uriyerc uroea o axe
Persons whose last names begin
with A or B have only 17 days (from
Dec. 9) left in which to renew their
driving licenses without fear of
penalty. -.. v ;
The Motor Vehicles Department
announced today that out of the
estimated 160.000 A and B drivers
in North Carolina, only around 90,-
000 had thus far obtained new lic
enses. 1 -fV' i -4
Tim is drawing short, and per
sons Whose surnames begin with A
or B who are caught driving aftei
January 1 on an old license will be
fo; id guilty ef a misdemeanor and
will ba fint not less than 125. '
"f7ClJ, Uatcher,' Oommander
' W the state Highway-Patrol hat
announced that he plana to have
patrolman make spot checks along
the highways after the first of the
year for the purpose of catching
delinquent A. and B motorists
Only 17 days remain for these
drivers to renew their licenses, due
to the fact that Christmas holidays
for state employees will begin at
1 p. m. on Wednesday, December
25, and continue through Decem
ber 28. In some areas of the state
where an examiner goes only one
or two days a week, the time is
much more pressing.
The A's and B's were given the
perlol last January 1 and continu
ing through December 31 to take
Seal Sale returns continue to
come in each day in a very grati
fying manner, Mr. Lewis W. Outlaw
Seal Sale Chairman for the Duplin
County T. B. Association stated to
day. The net contributions after the
2nd week of sale amounts to $805
This Mr. Outlaw states is a long
way from the goal of $3000.00. How
ever, he feels that it will' be met
as many contribution are yet to
be heard from. Money from .the
sale will defray the expense of a
public education and general T. B
case finding and will be one step
more towards bringing DupHn up
in the more progressive county
The Beuiavllle Masonic Lodge,
No. 658, held an election of officers
on December 2nd. Grady Mercer
was elected Worshipful ' Master.
Other officers elected were: A. L.
Mercer, Senior Warden: Joseph
Smith, Junior Warden; Leonard
Kennedy, Senior Deacon; Led
Williams, Junior Deacon; Leslie
Kennedy, Tyler; James Miller and
J. B. Kennedy, Stewards; Norwood
Miller, Treasurer; Foy Jones," Jr.,
Secretary and Arthur Kennedy,
Chaplain w. ,
. The new officers will be installed
on the first Tuesday night in Jan
uary. .t ; 7 :Jl I - V;: r.v
LETTERS TO SANTA
. Mt Olive, N. C.
. Dec. 6. 1947
Dear Santa Claus: - .
I am a little girl six years old,
and in the first grade. .1 want you
to bring me a Py-dee doll and t
with a s"-- " ? sr". I also
KENANS VILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Own; World War II
Rt 2; one brother, Clifford of the
home; three sisters, Mrs Irene
Waters of Clinton, Mrs. Mildred
Harper of Warsaw and Miss Marie
Jordon of the home.
Pvt. Jordon was killed on July
14, 1944 in the battle of St. Lo in
France, where he was burled. He
was in service 18 months, serving
4 months overseas. He wore two
His burial In Warsaw was with
Military honors by members of the
Cha3. R. Gavin Post, Americas
n t t j
Vithin Hext 17 Days
a re-examination and obtain new
licenses. And 104 license examiners
were placed on duty to take care
of the-re-examination program.
Besumine Januarv 1 and con
tinuing through June SO, 1948, per
sons whose last names begin with
C and D will be re-examined. The
Motor Vehicles Department is ur
ging these persons to report to their
examining stations early in the
year, so as' to avoid the las tminute
rush that is now prevalent with
A and B drivers: w
All .license beinir Issued unriar
the reexaminatioaprogram will ex
pire on the birthday of thi licensee
tte the fourth .yet .fallowing ,ia-
saeaee Licenses will not be re
newed Without a comnlete and
thorough, examination each time.
In this war. the Deoartment hones
to weed out the poor and in-effi-
aeiii anvers tnat are likely to
cause accidents on our highways
A srhanillw for other erouns nf
drivers follows: E, F, and G - from
July 1 to Dec 81, 1948. H, I, J, and
K - between Jan. 1, and June 30,
1949 L and M - between July 1
and Dae. 81. 194fl. N. O. p. and a .
between Jan. 1 and June 30, 1950.
R, S, and T - between July 1 and
Dec 81, 1950. U, V, W, X, Y, and
z - between Jan. 1, and June 30
List Taken And
Assessors To Meet
Township List Takers and As
sesors are meeting with the County
Tax Supervisor on Friday, Decem
ber 19, for general consideration of
methods of securing a complete list
of all property in the county, and of
assessing, in accordance with law,
all property which is to be assessed
during the approaching listing per
iod, 'which begins January 1.
This will be' an all-day meeting
with a full, discussion concerning
listing and assessment law, meth
ods and techniques of listing prop
erty, and filling out listing forms.;
Want a nice turkey for XmasT
If so attend the shooting match in
Kenansville, Saturday, December
20. There will be turkeys galore. :
The shooting will start at 19 a.
m. near the Rutledre Cemetery on
the Beuiavllle Road, sponsored by
the Kenansville Lions Club, It's an
old fashioned shooting match.
HufsSi Yells, Jr.
Arrives In States
Hugh M. Wells, Jr., son of Mr.
and Mrs. H. M Wells of B. F.
Grady, arrived In the States the
11th of November and received his
honorable discharge in San. Francis
co, Calif. He received bis baste
training at San Diego and for the
iemainder of the two years he ser
ved at t" 9 r-Ti Air f r
Daniel Royall Fatally Injured
When Auio Hits Motor Bike
Daniel Thomas Royall, about 55,
farmer of Rt 2, Warsaw, was fa
tally injured on Highway 11 near
Deep Run at 4:30 p. m. Saturday
when his motorbike was struck by
a car driven by James Grady, 18-year-old
resident of Seven Springs,
Rt. 1 .
Royall died of head and internal
injuries in Memorial General Hos
pital, Kington early Sunday morn
State Patrolman J. D. Gay is
K P C HOLDS 14th
CARLTON, KING REELECTED OFFICERS
997 members and guests attend
ed the annual stockholders meeting
of the Kenansville Prodction Credit
Association at the local school au
ditorium last Saturday. It was the
14th annual meeting.
President Eugene B. Carlton of
Warsaw presided over the meeting.
Following the program, which in
cluded several speakers, a business
meeting was held. -
Kenansville Is Lighting Up For Xmas;
The lights have gone on in Ke
nansville again. For the first time
since the war, - Kenansville mer
chants, though small in number,
are having Christmas lights strung
over part of the business district
and Christmas trees.' are being
lighted on the courthouse square.
The local Lions Club is sponsor
ing sfhome and yard eoration
SAID.HE COULDN'T GO
OFFICES CHANGES HIS MIND
A warrant was issued recent
ly in Pender County against
W. Ray Taylor of Duplin, on
a charge of abandonment and
non-support.- Duplin of fleers
served the papers and he was
placed under a $200 bond to
appear before Justice of the
Peace Blake In Burgaw on
Dec. 6th. Mr. Taylor inform
ed Deputy Smith a few days1
ago that he could not go to
Burgaw until some time in
January. Mr. Smith replied,
"Come along with me and we'
ll give you a free ride." Mr. .
Taylor changed his mind, de
ciding suddenly he could be
in Burgaw on the 6th.
BFG Music Club
The McDowell Music Club held
its second meeting on December 2.
The roll call was answered by a
musician's name from each pupil.
After a discussion on Joining the
National Guild, Anise Kelly read
about Chopin's life. We had sever
al of his selections: "The Funeral
March", played by Ruth Teachey;
Mary Rose Sutton sang "Till The
End of Time", and Estelle Waller
played "Polonaise in A". The club
is holding its Christmas party with
an exchange of gifts on December
It was decided to answer roll
call at the next meeting by naming
a musical term.
By Estelle Waller.
LETTERS TO SANTA
Beuiavllle, N. C.
Dec 8 1M7
Dear Old Santa Claus:
I am a little boy 9 years old and
in the fourth grade. Will you please
bring me a cap, pair of gloves, belt,
fruit and candy. If you have any
left, 1 could also use a wagon to
bring my mother wood In. if there
is one you could spare.
' I have a baby brother 15 months
old that I don't want you to forget
Oh No, or my sister-that is 13, also
the one that is 14; a brother that
does the work, he is 17. My mother
said she would be happy without
anything if you could Jeave her
children a little bit
r . Goodbye until Xmar.,
George Daniel Lanier
Johnson Be In
Chn. M. Johnson, csncldate for
"T, v!".l fce in Va'Jace on
sued a warrant on a tentative
charge of manslaughter pending a
hearing before the grand Jury st
the January term of Superior
Coroner Raymond T. Jarman fix
ed Grady's bond at $300.
Grady told. Patrolman Gay that
Royall was riding alone. Grady's
car was damaged to the extent of
$200 and the motorbike was de
molished. No one else was injured
E. R. Carlton was elected a di
rector and re-elected president
Fred Outlaw was named vice-president,
and Garland King, secretary
treasurer During' the past year the Assoc
iation has made 1054 loans, totaling
$927,000. A reserve amount of $65,-,
000 has been built up to protect
the member's investment.
contest. For the most attractively
home and yard the club . is offer
ing $25 in cash. A second prize, a
small radio, and a third prize, a
two year subscription to the Duplin
Times is being offered.
Judging will take place Tuesday
night, December 23rd All judging
will be done from the'exterior.
Postmaster Walter P. Bridgers
of Warsaw left Thursday morning
for Washington, D. C. where he at
tended a banquet at the Mayflower
last night given by Postal Employ
ees honoring the new Postmaster
General, J. M. Donaldson.
Schools Close Dec.
19 For Holidays
All schools in Duplin will close
Friday, December 19 at noon for
the' Christmas holidays. Classwork
will resume Monday after Christ
mas. Inspector Lennon In
Duplin Dec 12th.
Inspector J. A. Lennon, License
Examiner, will be at the Court
House in Kenansville on Friday,
December 12th, from 1:00 until
5:00 P. M. He wiU be at Blanchard
PontiaC Company in Wallace on the
same date from 9:00 until 12:00
Noon Inspector Lennon is here to
help anyone with titles, licenses, or
anything else concerning Motor Ve
Duplin Deputies Get
3 Men And 1 Still
Deputies Wagstaff , Byrd and Kis-
sler raided a still a few miles west
of Magnolia a few days ago and
arrested three negroes, Johnnie
Moore, Alf Moore, Jr , and Leonard
Wallace. They are out under bond.
A copper still and three barrels
of mash were destroyed.
Mrs. Ray Honors
Mrs. H. T. Ray entertained the
Senior Class of the Faison High
School. Of which her daughter, Miss
Betty Ray, is a member, Tuesday
evening. A delicious supper con
sisting of chicken salad, potato
chips, pickles, aspic Jelly, deviled
eggs, stuffed pears, ritx, hot rolls.
DECEMBER 12th 1947
Retires From Mail
30 Yrs,9 mos.
Street Kornegay, popular rural
mail carrier of Warsaw, has recei
ved notice of his retirement, effect
ive in SeDtember. Mr. Knrnecrav
ouly 57 years old, but passing re
tirement age, was retired because
of poor health. He has been unable
to carry his route for more than
a year now.
Mr. Kornegay says he has thoro
ughly enjoyed the 30 years he has
been plying the roads of Duplin
to deliver the mail He has made
hundreds of friends who hate to
see him have to give up the work
Street first started carrying mail I
Kenansville Baptists To Build First
Manse Here; Work Under Way
The congregation of the Kenans
ville Baptist Church voted recently
to build a manse on a lot Just west
of the Williams place on the Beuia
A committee composed of C. B
Sitterson, Chm., J. O. Stokes, W.
M. Brinson, Mrs. C. D. Dobson and
Mrs. A. C. Holland was appointed
to investigate ihe possibilities and
given the authority to let a contract.
The contract has been given to
Dail and Fields of Wallace with the
understanding the house will be
Beulaville Business Men Organize
Civics Club; Plan Town Betterment
"he business men of Beulaville,
observing extended growth of their
town in -recent years', gathered in
the Agricultural training at Ihe
school house Tuesday -night and
formed the 'tewsv's first eivies or
ganization. Around 80 men attend
ed 'and joined the club. They de
cided to name it the Beulaville
Civics Club. It will meet once a
monthr each 2nd Tuesday night
After discussing the need for
such a cooperative organization, the
following officers were elected:
Gordon Muldrow, president; Wm.
Cedar Fork Church
New Sunday School
The congregation of the Cedar
Fork Baptist Church has recently
redecorated the church auditorium
and new opaque white art glass
The Sunday School building re
cently . completed has cif.ht class
rooms newly furnished
A special all day service of dedi
cation was held Sunday, Nov. 30
Some Purposes Of
Legislative Act Changes Survey
Reports To Every Five Years
By F. W. McGOWEN
Farm Census Survey Rennrtii
provide farmers with a long record
oi acreages, livestock and fertiliz
es ror future reference in the
vent such records are needed. No
jne .other than the owner mav se
cure copies of such individual re
ports, because they must be treate'i
as confidential information under
The Farm Census provides an
excellent measure of the manner in
which local agriculture adapts it
self to the rapidly changing farm
economy. Each farmer has avail
able to him his personal report,
county and state summaries. An
nual census data is not available
from any other source. No other
agency collects data on this large
a number of items or from ai.
County agricultural programs
have factual data as a basis for
attracting markets, facilitating
transportation of equipment, sup
plies and other necessities.
The census provides basic Infor
County Agent Weeks reports at
tendance, averaging above a hun
dred at meetings being held turn
out the county to explain t' s '
Service In Duplin
in Duplin from the old Post Office,
"Albertson" in Albert son township,
located at the home of W. J. Grady.
Mr. Grady was the Postmaster. Mr.
Kornegay built a small hut on the
Grady lot, which still stands, and
lived in the hut, having meals with
the Gradys. He carried the Albert
son route 3 years when he was trans .
ferred to Warsaw. He began there
on route 3, later taking over route :
2, at present the largest route.
At present substitute O. H. Best
is carrying the route and probably
will continue until an examination
is held and a carrier named.
completed within 12C days, weather
permitting. Already materials are
The building is to be a brick ve
neer structure, story and a half'
when finally completed At present
it, will contain a living room, dining
room, kitchen, study and two bed-
rooms. The attic will be floored to
make room for storage and two
more bedrooms later if desired.
This is the first time the Bap
tists have ever owned a manse ;
Jackson, vice president; Cecil Mil-
ler, secretary-treasurer; and Bob , 1
Demorest, director of publicity. " M
The fjrst -prpject'the duhwfll
sponsor is the round tbnee iS-thJ" ,
school - gymnasium on Jleeember -sr..;, .
19th. All moneys made by the orgs- , ,
nization will go toward the improve -ment
and betterment of the town. .
An enthusiastic spirit prevailed - ,
among all present and with the - -large
- membership and spirit cf - r , -,-cooperation
found in the town, it - ...
is predicted that many worthwhile
things will be accomplished.
at which time the Rev. J. V. Case
of Rose Hill delivered a special
message in the morning. Dinner
was served on the grounds. In the
afternoon a special message was
brought by Rev. J. L. Powers of
Benson. Rev. A. M. Whitted of Fu
quay Springs made the charge to
mation on all agricultural produc
tions and practices, which are c&- .
sential for planning sound progres- .
sive agricultural programs for the
counties Annual county and state
summaries are available to govern
ment, private, and civic organiza-.
tions which work for the welfare .
of, the fanner, and from them tu
County data encourages local in
terest in the progress being made
by farmers of the county. The far
mers have more support due to this ;
interest and acceptable evidence. :.
County farm statistical informa
tion is dependent on this type and
source of survey. '
Farmers are urged to be preparrd 1
when they list their 1948 county
taxes during the month of Janu
ary. Tax listing begins January 1.
By a 1947 Legislative Act, the
Farm Census was changed from an
annual survey to one every five
years. This Survey will be made .'n :
1948, and not again for five years.
We cannot over-emphasize the
importance of these reports for all
tarms In order that greater agricul
tural service values may be obtain
ed for our county. - -?
At each meeting they are urging
the farmers to buy and take deliv
ery as early as possible on their
1948 fertilizer needs. ;
The series will be concluded next
week with meet'?"s at Va '
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