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Duplin times progress sentinel. (Kenansville, N.C.) 1963-current, November 04, 1982, Image 1

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' # raHLM i"*t' i? ? t*W ? ? ' :*-M ' ' PROGRESS SENTINEL VOL. XXXXVI NO. 44 USPS 162 860 KENANSVILLE. NC 28349 NOVEMBER 4. 1982 1 8 PAGES THIS WEEK 10 CENTS PLUS TAX Duplin 4^H . Clubs Win The New Horizons and DECA clubs won "most and best" exhibit honors last week in Duplin County's an nual 4-H achievement pro gram in Kenan Memorial Auditorium. Club members from ^ throughout the county V entered 1,100 exhibits. Individuals showing the "most and best" exhibits were Amy West of the New Horizons Club and Ray sheilia James of the Wallace 4-H Club, senior division, and Mary Starke of the Warsaw Shamrocks and Darla Brock of the Kenans ville club, junior division. Named outstanding senior 4-H members for 1982 were Pam Kelly of the DECA 4-H Club of Wallace and Amy West. Named outstanding junior members were Ber nard Hall of the Stanford club and Byrant Murphy of the Teachey c]ub. Marian Kelly of the DECA club was named outstanding 4-H club leader of the year. Winners of the county 4-H health program were Eleanor Wade and Rayshelia James of the Wallace club, Roxane Pearsall of the DECA club and Wanda Batts of the Stanford club. The DECA club was club safety contest winner, while Wanda Batts was individual safety winner with Roxane Pearsall as runner-up. Rose Hill Water Tower ROSE HILL WATER TOWER is to get a new paint job. Workmen from the Charlotte Tank and Lining Co. sandblast away old paint before the primer bonds to the metal. Working from a "Jacob's ladder," workmen swing about on the iron works supporting the tank "doing their thing", sanding and painting. The buildings below were covered with plastic to prevent accidental pain spraying. The company also painted tanks in Kenansville and Beulaville. Bank Of North Carolina 0 Names Two To Boards Floyd F. Pate, Jr., city executive of the Bank of North Carolina, N.A., Mount Olive, announces the appointment of Delano R. Hill and Claven C. (Jack) Williams to the bank's local board -<f directors. Delano Hill Hill and his wife Eva reside at Route 1, Mount Olive. They are the parents of two children; Delano A. Hill and Laura Hill. Hill is president of Delano R. Hill & Associates, Inc. and Team Financial Planners, Inc. of Mount Olive. He is a graduate of Mount Olive College and Pembroke State University and has been awarded the designation of chartered life underwriter, American College of Bryn Mawr, Pa. 9 He is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mount Olive, the Mount Olive Exchange Club (past president, the American In stitute of Financial Planners and is a life and qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table, Jack Williams ?f -J " ,<? Williams and his wife Betty reside in Faison. They are the parents of four chil dren, Curt, Jeffery, Rusty and Wendy. Williams is a farmer and is president of Calypso Farm Supply, Inc. He is a graduate of Mount Olive High School and received his B.A. degree from Wake Forest Univer sity. He currently serves as president of the Duplin County Farm Bureau and is a member of the board of trustees of James Sprunt Technical College. He is a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Mount Olive, a member of the vocational advisory committee, Duplin County Extension Service, a member of the field crops committee, State Farm Bureau, and is a member of the executive committee and board of directors of the N C Corn Growers Association. Other members of the bank's local board of direc tors are: Charles Burnette, Sr., J.E. Joyner, F. Vernon Lowe, Dr. M.M. Lownes, E.J. Pope, Jr., and William S. Wilkins. JSTC Foundation Launches Fund Drive The board of directors of the James Sprunt Founda tion met at the college Oct. *26 tq launch the first annual fund drive to raise $10,000 for the college by Dec. 16. Chairman Tom Yates stated that the funds will be used to provide student scholarships, establish an endowment fund and improve the instructional programs. He stated that $250 will provide most of the money needed by a student for tuition and books and that the fund drive is an oppor tunity for the businesses and Citizens of the county to make a contribution to the future of the county through the edu cation of young people. Other members who are participating are: Charles Albertson, Emmett Wickline and Doris Bostic of Beula vjlle- Robert A. Lee, Ellen Brewer, Riddick Wilkins' and Dr. Price, all of Warsaw; J. Willard Hoffler and Vivian Boney of Wallace; Mrs. Pearl McGowen of Kenansville; Edd Dudley Monk of Mag nolia; Harold Precythe of Faison, Prentice W. Smith of Pink Hill, George Frank Lan den and Allen Nethercutt of Chinquapin, Dovelle Outlaw Sr. of Albertson, and John L. Grady of Mount Olive. Price and Yates expressed hope that the citizens of the county will support the col lege in its efforts to reach their goal of $10,000. 'Duplin Board Approves Sale Of Bonds The Duplin County Board of Commissioners provided a 3 letter of intent approving sale of up to $7 million in tax-free industrial develop ment bonds Monday for the J.P. Stevens Co. plants at Wallace. The action is one of several steps required by the state before such bonds can be sold. The next step, accord ing to John Gurganus, county industrial develop ment director who requested A the letter, will be for the ? company to prepare a pre sentation for the N.C. De partment of Commerce. Gurganus rer.d a letter from the J.P Stevens So. stating it is changing pro duction of its Carter and Holly plants at Wallace to meet market demands. The first phase of the change over will cost about $7 mil lion at the Carter plant, 0 which will employ 250 to 280 people upon completion of the remodeling. Upon com- i I pletion of the remaining por tion of the project, employ ment is expected to stabilize at between 350 and 400 people, according to the letter. The Carter plant will dye and finish cotton and cotton blend single-knit fabrics in addition to continuing some present product lines such as automotive head-liner fabrics. The first phase of the change-over has begun and should be completed by early spring. Employee training will start in November and prpduction is scheduled to start in January or February. Principal products of the plant have been nylon tricot fabric for lingerie. In August the company announced dis continuation of that fabric. The company announced two new product lines for the Holly plant, in addition to the current double-knit line. They are luminaries, which ire 100 percent polyester blouse-weight fabrics woven at the company's South Boston, Va., and Goldsboro plants, and "cot'n hide," warp-knit fabrics containing cotton. Commissioner Franklin Williams said company em ployment will increase to about 700 at the Holly plant but probably will never regain the 1,100 peak figure. Gurganus said J.P. Ste ns paid about S250.000 in Duplin County taxes last year. The board approved an additional $1,007 for its share of the $74,000 contract for Phase I of the Limestone Creek watershed project. The county's total share of the cost is $14,050. Work is expected to start by mid-November. Kenneth Futreal, Duplin soil conservationist, said he hopes to open bids Dec. 9 on Phase 11 of the project, which includes all but the recrea tional portion. Warsaw Veterans Week Celebration The 61st annual Warsaw Veterans Celebration will be happening during the week of Nov. 6-13. This being the oldest continuous event honoring the fighting men who gave so much, it will be the greatest year ever. This year the Veteran's Celebration will honor John Thomas (Tommy) Gresham Jr. as the Grand Marshal. John Thomas (Tommy) Gresham Jr. is a lifelong resident of Warsaw and was born May 29, 1906. His parents were John Thomas Gresham Sr. and Lula John son Gresham, and he had one sister, the late Martha Gresham Potter, also a life long resident of Warsaw. After attending public schools in Warsaw and grad uating in 1924 from high school, he enrolled in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, transferring in 1927 to UNC Law School ' where he graduated on Aug. 1 19, 1929 with his law degree. While at the University, he was a member of the Mono gram Club for three years. Phi Delta Theta social frater nity, Phi Delta Phi, national legal fraternity, and was in firnnnn * c HoaH tfpninr social fraternity. He lettered in football for three years, playing fullback and half back. On Nov. 5, 1977, he was one of 12 returning members of the 1927 UNC-CH football team honored at the Carolina-Clemson home coming game. This team opened Kenan Stadium 50 years ago with a game against Davidson, Nov. 12, 1927 with Carolina winning 20-7. He received a scroll identifying him as "one of Carolina's priceless Gems." After graduation, he prac ticed law with his uncle. Rivers D. Johnson Sr. in Warsaw. During this time he was active in the Young Democratic Club of N.C., serving as a national com mitteeman for the YDA. He was mayor of Warsaw for two terms in the thirties and fire chief of the Warsaw Fire Department for 12 years from 1930-1942. I He is a veteran of World War II, having served as commander in the U.S. Navy for four years. During this time he served as an in telligence officer in Charles ton, S.C. Navy office, and then served in the Pacific aboard the U.S.S. Wasatch under Rear Admiral A.G. Noble as intelligence officer during the amphibious assault and capture of Min danoa, P.I.; Balikpapan, Borneo; and during the occupation of Wakayama and Nagoya, Japan. Upon his release from naval service, he continued to live in Warsaw and was a practicing attorney in Jack sonville for 35 years until his retirement in 1981. In 1979 he was presented a plaque from the Jacksonville bar honoring him for 50 years of service in the practice of law. He is a member and an elder of the Warsaw Presby terian Church. He is married to the former Emma "Dee" Shelton and they have three children. Dr. Carolyn Gresham Kugatow, John Thomas Gresham III, and Laurie Gresham Bernard, and one granddaughter. Caroline Shelton Bernard. The week will feature: D&P Amusements carnival Nov. 8-13; Warsaw See-Saw square dance Nov. 6 from 8-11 p.m. at the Warsaw Recreation Department; the Midget Super Bowl Football game, Nov. 10 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at James Kenan High School; a volleyball tournament at the Warsaw Recreation Department, ' Nov. 11, 12 and 13; Armed Forces Sabath Observance sponsored by American Legion Post 127 at the War saw Baptist Church Nov. 7th at 11 a.m.; a free flea market Nov. 11, 12 and 13 behind Hardee's, open to all interested groups, churches and individuals; the James Kenan Jazz Band, Nov. 13 in downtown Warsaw at 1 p.m.; the Warsaw See-Saw Square Dance exhibition. Nov. 13 in downtown Warsaw from 2 until 3 p.m. The Warsaw Fire Depart merit will be serving a BBQ lunch from the fire station beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Plates will be $3 with all the trimmings. The Warsaw Javcees will have a dance Saturday night from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. at the Duplin Country Club. Tommy Gresham Parade Grand Marshal Armed Forces Sabbath Charles R. Gavin Post 0127, The American Legion, Warsaw, this year begins an annual Armed Forces Sabbath service. The first of these services will be held at the Warsaw Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7, 1982. Robert L. West, commander of the post, stated that this service will be held annually on the Sunday before the week-long celebration of Veterans Day in the town of Warsaw. Present and future plans propose that the services be held in various churches in the towns of Faison, War saw, Magnolia and Kenansville, and be rotated among the churches in these towns. Outstanding speakers, chaplains and military per sonnel from all branches of service of the armed forces of the United States will parti # cipate and all veterans or ganizations and all branches of military service on active duty or retired are invited to participate. Military personnel on active duty are requested to wear their uni form and retired personnel who are authorized to wear a uniform and all members of the American Legion, V.F.W.. D.A.V.. the AO & 8, R.O.A.. R.O.A.L.. T.R.O.A.. and Military Order of World Wars and all others are requested to wear uniforms or article of clothing (cap. blazer, etc.) of the organiza tion to which you beiong and also wear a lapel button or pin to indicate the fact that you were a member of the armed forces and that you are proud to have been of service to your country. Armed Forces Sabbath worship service for Sunday, Nov. 7, 1982, at 11 a.m. will have as its speaker James O. | Kansler. vice chancelor, stu dent affiars. University of North Carolina at Chap i Hill, who is an ordained Baptist minister and a captain in the Chaplains Corps, United States Naval Reserve. Farm Bureau Annual Meeting The annual meeting of the Duplin County Farm Bureau will be held Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the James Sprunt Technical College auditorium in the Hoffler Building in Kenansville After a short business session, entertainment will be provided by Bobby McLamb. Alopg with the caps given to members,. there will t>e favors of pot holders, etc. Twenty hams will be given away as door prizes. I I

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