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Voiume 5, Number 30
Vanceboro, North Carolina
Thursday, July 29, 1982
Superintendent’s Son Visits
Teague Named Campaign
Frank Teuton and his wife, Terry, visited
Vanceboro last week while touring the South oh
Mr. and Mrs. Teuton are residents of Fort Foote,
Maryland, with their home on the Potomac River.
Frank told sonie stories about the first Farm Life
School Superintendent, Frank Teuton, Sr. One story
related to a boat that Mr. Teuton procured from the
Coast Guard. This was an obsolete Coast Guard Cutter.
The boat was used on Swift Creek to have fun and
teach creekmanship to the students of Farm Life
Mr. Teuton, Sr., was the school’s superintendent
from 1922-1926. He was a student of agriculture
having worked his way through Peabody College.
During Mr. Teuton’s three years, many improvements
were made; a water tank was erected and furnished
water for the Farm Life and Vanceboro Elementary
Schools and some nearby private homes; th6 main
brick building was constructed; old wooden
administration building was converted into a dining
hall; a new dirt road was cut througlf to town; circle
was constructed; -concrete walks put in around
buildings; motion pictures came to main building; f)ut
in big steamboat whistle and changed classes by
blowing; bought the Coast Guard Cutter, sold it,
bought motion picture machine; served as receiver
for the closed Bank of Vanceboro; organized the
Vanceboro Chamber of Commerce and taught a
Sunday School Class. These accomplishments are
stated in Mrs. Colvin Joyner’s Fond Mem’ry Turns to
Frank said his father went to work with the U.S.
Department of Agriculture after leaving Farm Life
School. His best accomplishment was developing a
show called “Research on Parade”and touring the U.S.
and Alaska showing it to audiences of interested
citizens. Mr. Teuton, Sr., received two extensions to
continue work after sixty-five. He finally retired at the
age of 72. His interest in agriculture stemmed from his
Tennessee farm background. Though farming was in
his blood, he wanted to be a steamboat Captain early in
his life. This might explain his love for the water. He
commuted to work by water for fifteen of his working
Part of his final years were spent in Florida. A
month before he passed away, the Teutons returned to
Maryland to live with their son, Frank, Jr. Mr. Teuton,
Sr., passed away on June 22, 1981, one month before
his 90th birthday and one month before his 63rd
wedding anniversary. Mrs. Teuton is residing with
Frank, Jr., and is still active at age of 85-but not quite
as active as she was when she was coaching the girl’s
basketball at old Farm Life School.
Frank and Terry toured the New Farm Life
Elementary School Campus and Frank noted
“probably the only thing remaining from when my
dad was here is the oak tree in the parking lot in front
of the new school.” They were very much impressed by
the progress in the small town of Vanceboro where
Frank’s father started his career just 59 years ago.
Rotary Hears Employment
At the Rotary Club’s regular meeting, Mrs. Joy
Dozier, manager of New Bern’s office of
Employment Security Commission of N. C., gave a
general overview of how the Commission can help
merchants and employees.
Mrs. Dozier stated that the New Bern office leads
the state in job placement. The local office places 400-
500 employees per month. During the month of June
the office placed 569 people on jobs.
Visits to businesses outside the city of New Bern is
one of Mrs. Dozier’s priority goals. She stated visits
have been made to all the businesses in New Bern.
(Continued on pajre 8)
Farrell Teague, Campaign Chairman of United
Way of Craven County, 1983.
Farrell Teague, Manager of Belk Department
Store has been named Campaign Chairman of the
United Way of Craven County for the 1983
Campaign. The goal was set in June in the amount of
$166,720, a 7% increase over last year.
Teague is confident that United Way will exceed
the goal ahd is implementing several new programs
this fall. The “200 Plus Club” will add a new
dimension to the campaign. This year’s Silver
Anniversary Campaign theme is “Reaching Out” and
serving the needs of Craven County.
Teague has been on the United Way Board of
Directors since 1978, serving as Publicity Chairman
in 1982. He is a graduate of Wilmington College and
the University of S.C. He has ^rked ^tlTBelk
stores for over 25 years, beginning in Wilmington.
While store Manager in Sanford, he served on the
United Way Board, and was President of the Sanford
Chamber of Commerce. He also serves as Ist Vice
President of the New Bern-Craven County Chamber
of Commerce and on the Advisory Board of the
Salvation Army and is a member of the Executive
Committee of East Carolina Boy Scouts. He is a
member of the Baptist Church and Rotary Club.
Teague and his wife, Geraldine, and two daughters,
Lynn and Wanda reside on Canterbury Road, New
Question of the Week: Do you think t. v. is ^ood or bad for children and why?
Robert Beaman of Vanceboro
“It’s good cause there’s so much to learn
like how to paint, how to make cars,
making baseball bats, and making guns.
Ws fun when ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ is on and
moscoe jumps a ramp and lands in a tree.”
Kim Ipock of Vanceboro
“I watch a little t. v. but I’d be unhappy if
I couldn’t watch Little Rascals. Bugs
Bunny. Scooby Doo. and Happy Days cause
they’re good. One thing I don’t like.is the
news with people chasin’ each other.”
Michael Harrell of Vanceboro
“Magnum P.I. is bad cause people get
killed and the Bible says, ‘Thou shall not
kill’ but Charlie Brown and church on t. v.
are good. Sometimes when I should study
in school, my mind’s on‘Dukes of Hazzard.”
Sandy Wright of Vanceboro
“Cartoons are funny and good but I saw a
lady pick up a snake on Quincy and it made
me scared and it could make me have
nightmares. I watch a lot of T. V. but I like
my bicycle better.”