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VOL. XXXXVD NO. 10 USPS 162-860 KENANSVILLE, NC 28349 MARCH 8. 1984 16 PAGES THIS WEEK 10 CENTS PLUS TAX
? Four Children
Die In House
Blaze At Pin Hook
Four children died last week on
? Wednesday in a fire that swept their
small frame house near Pin Hook, a
southern Duplin County community
about 12 miles east of Wallace.
Dead are: Anthony Marcellus
Frink, 6; Keiona Lamore Frink, 4;
Kawanna Yashekie Frink, 3; and
Katrell Twanette Frink, 1. ,
Their parents, Florene and
Anthony Frink, have no other chil
? Ernestine Savage, a neighbor, saw
the flames coming from the Frink
house and called the Duplin County
communications center at 9:25 p.m.
The Pin Hook and Northeast
volunteer fire departments re
sponded to the call, but when they
arrived it was too late.
"There was no one alive in that
house when we arrived," said Chief
Harry D. Sholar of the Pin Hook
Volunteer Fire Department.
9 "The roof had fallen in. There was
nothing to go into. It was fire from
one corner to another," Sholar said.
Firefighters worked to keep the
blaze from spreading to neighboring
houses and controlled a propane tank
that had blown its safety plug and
was burning in the back yard, Sholar
Frink told Duplin County Deputy
Alfred Basden the children had been
put to bed earlier in the evening.
Mrs. Frank was attending a
church service in Goldsboro.
Frink said he left the house to walk
to a nearby store for cigarettes. He
found the store closed and started
toward another store a short distance
away. He changed his mind and
turned back toward home.
He saw the flames, ran the rest of
the way to his house and tried to get
inside, but the fire drove him back.
Basden and State Bureau of In
vestigation agent John Dorsett in
vestigated the fire scene Thursday.
The cause of the blaze was unde
termined Thursday, although a gas
heater in the hallway in the center of
the four-room house was suspected.
Found beside the house were two
gas heaters and one kerosene heater.
The kerosene heater was not in use
Autopsies performed Thursday
confirmed that the four children died
of smoke inhalation, said Dr.
Charles Garrett, a pathologist at
Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jack
Funeral services for the children
were Friday in the Church of God at
Wallace. They were buried in the
Burton Cemetery in the Deep Bottom
? East Duplin Senior
Duplin High School senior Camille
Grady is among 69 students awarded
1984 Morehead Scholarships.
Camille is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Ted Gfady of Albertson.
Q During her high school years at East
Duplin, she has been a member of
the National Honor Society, Spanish
Club, National Spanish Honor
Society, Phi Theta Pi, Science Gub,
Future Teachers of American, band.
the Fellowship of Christian Athletes,
Historical Society, and is a bus driver
and member of the Bus Driver
Camille's participation in East
Duplin High School clubs and
organizations has involved active
membership and holding the office
of president of the band, Spanish
Club and National Spanish Honor
Society; and treasurer of the Future
Teachers of American,
In addition to selection as a
Morehead Scholar, Camille is a
semifinalist in the National Merit
awards. National Merit awards are
based on student PSAT scores and
winners w.ll be named later in the
school year, each receiving a SI,000
scholarship to the university of their
Morehead awards are made an
nually to approximately 70 high
school seniors. The students are
awarded $6,500 each of their four
years as an undergraduate of the
University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill. The funds are intended
to pay, tuition, room, board, books
and laundry during the school year
and cover the cost of the student's
participation in the summer enrich
ment program providing off-campus
internships for Morehead Scholars.
The Wallace Planning Commis
sion approved a rezoning request
Thursday for a proposed medical
The matter now must go to the
Wallace Board of Commissioners for
The planning board unanimously
approved changing the zoning classi
fication for a 3.4 acre tract on the
south side of town from residential to
_ highway business.
9 Wallace Medical Village Inc. now
has a mobile office on the lot, but
needed the rezoning to allow con
struction of a permanent office the
group hopes will lure more doctors to
the town. Irvin Wallace, president of
the non-profit group, said no definite
plans for the building have been
Also Thursday, the town board of
commissioners met in a secret
session to consider replacing Eliza
beth Knowles, who recently retired
as tax collector. The state open
meetings law allows closed sessions
to discuss personnel matters.
Two Pink Hill Men
Charged In Rape Case
Tw6 Duplin County men were
arrested last week in the rape of a
? 12-year-old girl last summer.
James Franklin Rogers, 20, and
William Herbert Hill, 22, both of
Route 2, Pink Hill, were charged
with one count each of rape.,
Rogers and Hill were being held in
Duplin County Jail with no provision
for bond late Tuesday.
Sheriffs reports said the girl was
raped, in July behind an abandoned
house near Pink Hill in northeastern
Bicyclist Killed Near Boulaville
An 18-year-old Duplin County
bicyclist was killed when he was hit
by a van in northern Duplin County
last week, the State Highway Patrol
Guillermo "Willie" Leaos, 18, ot
Route 2, Pink Kill, was traveling
north on N.C. Ill about four miles
north of Beutaville wneu the van
struck him from the rear, Trooper
Kenneth Gardner reported.
Leaos was killed instantly. The
vehicle, which left the scene, was
identified as a 1978 to 1980 olive
green Chevrolet or GMC van.
The van was last seen heading
north on N.C. 111. Gardner said.
Four Children Die In House Fire
S.B.I investigator Do.sett and Anthony Fink stand in the ashes of the burned
fn'disbSSSi"8 ,he night bCf0re'In thC background neighbors stand talking
Directors Accept Doctor's Resignation
Goshen Medical Center Board of
Directors met Feb. 29 and accepted
the resignation of Dr. Jeff Margolis,
Margolis submitted a letter of
resignation effective June 30 when
his contract ends with the medical
center. He also requested a waiver of
the distance clause of his contract.
Directors accepted Margolis'
resignation effective April 1 and
reduced the distance clause from 30
to 10 miles. The distance clause had
prohibited Margolis from establish- *?
ing a medical practice within 30
miles of Goshen Medical Center
after resignation from the clinic.
Reducing the distance clause to 10
miles allows Margolis to begin
private practice in Ointon. Margolis
has been associated with Sampson
physicians since he left practice at
Duplin General Hospital and joined
the medical staff of Sampson
Memorial Hospital in August of
The resignation resulted from
regulations established by Goshen
Medical Center's funding agency.
Rural Health Initiative, Margolis
stated in his letter to the directors.
Margolis was the first physician
hired at Goshen Medical Center
when it opened in 1981.
"I think the most ludicrous policy
of all is the philosophy that only
patients seen on site inside the
center have merit. Much of my work
gow brr awtly from this building and
after its hours of scheduled opera
tion. To ignore such a contribution in
the compilation of statistics is
absurd," Margolis wrote in his letter
of resignation to the Board of
The new administrator for Goshen
Medical Center, Bob Hauck, met
with the directors last Wednesday.
Hauck will officially begin at Goshen
March 11; he has 15 years of
experience in medical administration
Hauck encouraged the directors to
include three additional clauses in
the contract offered Dr. Bill Stoppel
bein, D.D.S., of Chapel Hill, to
practice at Goshen Medical Center.
Directors approved the addition of a
clause calling for 10 hours of dental
work to be performed during evening
hours. During the migrant season
the dentist is required to schedule 10
night hours in addition to 40 hours of
dav work with compensation for "the
overtime. A clause requiring the
dentist to meet federally set mini
mum standards of 2,500 on-site
encounters was approved by the
directors. And, the addition of a
30-mile distance clause is to be
added to the contract offered dentist
In the future, Hauck suggested,
the directors include a minimum
on-site encounter standard using the
figure set by Rural Health Initiative
in all new or contract renewals at
Goshen Medical Ceuter with den
tists, physicians or physician assis
tants. According to Hauck, physi
cians are expected to sc c a minimum
of 4.200 patients on site at d dentists,
2,500 Recruitment for a physician to
fill the position to be vacated by
Margolis, April 1 will begin imme
diately, Hauck said.
Hauck is a native of Indiana and a
graduate with a master's degree in
education froir. Ball State University
Muncit, Indian'. !*> his last
position, Hauck served three years
as administrator fur a community
health center in Florence, S.C. Prior
to working with the health center, he
coordinated the federally funded
Project Share program, which pro
vided medical and educational needs
tor handicapped persons in Florence.
Hi has also served as administrator
for the Indiana University School of
Medicine and administrator of the
University of Florida Family Practice
program in Gainsville.
Southern Baptist Churches
Begin Enlargement Campaign
America was founded by people
seeking religious and civil freedoms.
Todrv we may be taking these
freedoms, especially worship, for
The Southern Baptist Convention
estimates only 30 percent of the
country's population attends church
of any denomination.
The unchurched figures are
alarming and have prompted a
Sunday School Enlargement
Campaign among Southern Baptist
Churches, the Rev. Andy Wood of
Calvary Baptist Church in Warsaw,
'said. The campaign began March 4
with high attendance Sunday, and by
October 1985, the goal is 8.5 million
enrolled in Southern Baptist Sunday
Schools. Today the enrollment
stands at 7,700,000.
Churches like Calvary hosted
teachers last week from the Southern
Baptist Convention for workshops to
train for the enlargement campaign.
And, according to Wood, the first
step of finding prospects was easy.
"If half the people in Warsaw
attended church any one Sunday, the
church buildines would not hold
them," the Rev. Andy Wood said.
"Probably less than 20 percent of the
people in the Warsaw community
attend church." Wood estimates the
community has up to 2,000 un
churched persons. Calvary's
members alone have put together a
prospect file of 200 names of church
able individuals and families.
Calvary is the smallest of the 10
participating churches from the
Eastern Baptist Association. Com
bined, the churches have a present
Sunday School enrollment of 2,451
and a goal of 2,834. Together the
churches have found more than
2,000 prospects for enrollment in
Sunday School, but Wood pointed
out that is only a few of the estimated
40,952 churchable people in the
Eastern Baptist Association. The
Eastern Baptist Association is com
posed of Duplin, Sampson and the
Mount Olive area in Wayne County.
Within the Association are 41
churches with an average of 3,282
people in Sunday School each week,
which is only about 40 percent of the
The 10 churches participating in
the Sunday School Enlargement
Campaign are spread throughout the
Eastern Association and cover the
area well. Wood said. Participating
churches are Poston Baptist in
Wallace. Island Creek Baptist of
Rose Hill, Sharon Baptist of Chin
quapin, Calvary Baptist of Warsaw,
Magnolia Baptist of Magnolia, First
Baptist of Mount Olive, First Baptist
of Clinton, Rowan Baptist and
Hickory Grove Baptist of Clinton and
Garland Baptist in Garland.
Prospects for Calvary's enrollment
campaign are individuals not on any
church roll. Wood said. Names are
checked against other local church
rolls, which only total about 940
people, and those not members are
considered prospects. Calvary has a
present Sunday School enrollment of
86 and a goal of 125 by the end of the
"Church people have lost the
initiative to visit," Wood said. "The
Sunday School Enlargement
Campaign is an effort to revive that
interest and bring people back to
Industries Want Quality Schools
The quality of the school system
can influence industry officials look
ing for a plant location, Duplin
County School Superintendent L.S.
Guy told Wallace Chamber of Com
merce members last Thursday.
Guy said industrial officials
assume schools teach the basics.
They want to know what other
programs, such as painting and
music, are offered, he said.
Guy also said Duplin schools have
improved their standing in relation
to national standards during the past
decade. "We've had some suc
cesses," he said.
In 1973, he said, Duplin, fourth,
sixth and seventh graders were two
years behind the national wvfrage in
achievement tests. Last year, he
said, the fourth graders were four
months ahead of the national level,
the sixth graders were nine months
ahead and the seventh graders a
Guy said the school officials want
to know what industry thinks of its
students ahd what steps the system
should take to improve.
Guy wants to add enrichment
programs to the summer school
sessions, which traditionally have
been remedial classes. He said, for
example, a computer class last
summer drew a far greater number
of applicants than could be accepted.
Guy defended the accreditation
program, despite additional costs. A
system has to meet basic standards
set across a wide region, he said, so
its offerings can be measured
against those of other systems.
He also emphasized a need for
guidance counseling in the lower
grades. This could be achieved, hp
said, by allowing teachers more time
to work one-on-one with students or
by hiring additional personnel.
Rabies Update And The New Law
In 1983 there was a total of 24
cases of rabies diagnosed in North
According to a recent survey
summary by Dr. John I. Freeman,
state veterinarian, these cases were
found in 10 counties ranging from
the mountains to the coast, and from
only two types of animals ? skunks
There were si* skunks, three in
Watauga County and three in Ashe.
There were If bats found to have
r?bic?, two in Wilson and eight in
Gaston, three in Cumberland and
one each from Onslow, Beaufort,
Columbus, New Hanover and Bun
For the year 1983 in Duplin
County, the rabies control program
totals are as follows: animals im
pounded -1,500; bites reported - 330
and animals vaccinated -1,151.
As anyone can see, the total
number of dogs vaccinated is very
small when compared to the esti
mated dogs in the county. Please
understand. The reason for rabies
vaccinations is not for the animals
protection ? it is for your protection.
There is no known cure for rabies
once a person contracts it. It is
deadly. There is prevention, how
ever, by getting your animals vac
The rabies vaccination clinics in
Duplin. County for 1984 will be
announced soon. A new state law
will aiso become effective this year.
It requires that cats be vaccinated
against rabies as well as dogs. Also,
there will be changes in the number
and possibly the places of the clinics. .
You may call your veterinarian or
the countv health department for
more information, and report any
suspicious antmai to tne county dog
warden bv calling the Sheriff's office