THE WEATHER: WINDS ALONG THE NORTH CAROLINE COAST WILL BE GENTLE TO MODERATE SOUTHWEST TO NORTHWEST THROUGH WEDNESDAY S To Cot Lights | TYLER PREDICTS MUCH WORK WILL BE DONE DURING YEAR The electric Industry looks to 1951 at the year when almost every farmer in America will have elec tricity available, said Henry Tyler, local manager for Carolina Power '{jpfcnd Light Company, in a year end revief. In this state, he said, about 88 per cent of all farmers now have electricity. For the nation as a whole, the percentage of farm elec trification is 86.3. Even this figure fails to reveal the true picture, Mr. Tyler continued, because many of those not now using electricity actualy have it available but pre fer not to use it. It is estimated that 95 per, cent of America’s farms •have power available to them. On his company's lines in North Carolina alone, he said, there are nearly 87.000 farm and rural cust omers. Over the whole system, which Includes a portion of South Carolina, there are more than 102,000 such users. Since 1988, CP& L’s* customers in this classification have increased by about 428 per cent. Farm and rural customers comprise approximately 40 per cent of the Company’s total of 253,316 '^customers. MORE USED LAST TEAR Rural customers in 1950 used more power than ever before. In the 12 months ending August 1944, the average rural Consumer on CP&L lines was consuming 105 kil owatt hours per month, for which he paid an average rate of 383 cents per kilowatt hour. His aver age monthly electrical bill was 83.5 L « In the 12 months ending Aug ust 1950, the same class of customer was using 158 kilowatt hours per month, bought at an average rate of 2.75 cents, with an average monthly bill of $4.36. The figures show that while the (farmer’s total power bill is up only 80 per cent, he is using 50 per cent more power and paying an average of 17 per cent less per kilowatt hour. d i Wo to jto' wn rural re 600 kS^tt A s|u»"rf REA groups in North and South Carolina at ah average wholesale Tate of 7.77 mills per kilowatt hour. In the nation, the average cost of power generated by REA itself was (Continued On Page Seven) t Alphin Bros. Add Tamworth Hogs To Stock Alpbin Brothers, farmers and market operators, Dunn, Rt. 4, has purchased registered Tamworth hogs to add to the stock on their faim, njesse Alphine said yesterday. w Describing the Tamworth breed as an extremely lean, bacon type of hog, Alphln said he believes the new breed will be very valuable here, both in its own right and crossbred With local breeds. The purchase of four registered gilts and a service boar was made from Dr. McFerguson, breeder of Hereford cattle and Tamworth hogs, of Burlington. ; The Tamworth is an exceptionally #ong hog, with rather email hams, Alphine said, Large Utters are a matter of course with the breed, he pointed out, and this is another point in their favor. He recalls S * ■“ I “*' “ M p “* Tiilfo (Wrnitrr- Annaal _ ■■ ■ m . _ < * •V 7 ■ - HaMnuMri V T°r| at °wl A Tavtar’ 6 1 I CASHIER NORWOOD STEPHENSON AND MRS. HOWARD JOHNSON POUR ANOTHER BAG INTO THE COUNTER. * They've Got So Much Money It Takes Machine To Count It COMMERCIAL BANK HAS NEW MACHINE THAT COUNTS OUT SILVER J. N. Stephenson, cashier at the Commercial Bank, poured a double handful of coins into the hopper of his favorite infernal machine, and smiled happily as bis new coin sorter and counter gobbled up, sift ed and stored away *1133 in hard money—inless than 10 seconds. "It’s really some gadget," Step henson remarked with satisfaction, patting the bank’s coin juggler. Machine Is A Wizard ’ ' * ■ Stephenson’s observation was pure understatement. Here are some of the things which the machine can do: «ert peonies, nickels, dimes quarters and halves, count them, ana ffMtrrttm la the we**’re ceivers . Two separate takes of coins can be sorted without the need for emptying the drawers immed iately. And the whole she-bang can be disassembled In 50 seconds. Squatting on a table near Cash ier Stephenson's window, the sort er-counter takes up little room with its 16-incb-square base. The whole thing is not over 18 inches high. • v Tastefully knocked together in grqy, metal, with chrome trim, the gadget is electricaly operated, has two rows of drawers In the base for coins. When the top row is filled, the coins may be dropped into the lower tier at the pull of a lever, leaving the top row empty again. Gadget Saves Time The coin hopper, situated atop the machine, Is about tile size of a dinner plate. A slotted wheel, looking much like a circular saw blade, whips the coins up to the top of the hopper and drops them through a slot From there, the coins chuckle, «Hnir and tinkle in the inner recesses of the sorter, then fall into the proper drawers. The machine U quite a time saver, Stephenson commented, especially on large coin collections, such as those handed in after the plate has been passed In church. The scores of church collections which roll in very Monday morning are merely fed into the machine, which (Continued On Page Seven) struck hem. ••. '! t Blackwell stated that he was on 4jJ*' .. - 3Rv C . Santa Claus Is Coming To Benson On Saturday Santa,laaen with tree gifts for children, will arrive in Benson on December If, it was announced by the Chamber of Commerce today. Already several hundred children have dropped their letters for jolly St. Nick into the Santa Claus Mail Box located or. Benson’s Main Street, tfie big red box was provid ed by the Chamber of Commerce so that small tots cauld mail their letters direct and free of ebarge. Lewis Lawrence, C of C manager, has stated that 1506 free gifts for children will be handed out during the one. day program, whiph will the Town Hall. The Benson High School Glee Club, under- the direction of Mrs. State News Briefs Fayettevibe. N. C., Dec. 12-(UP) Charles Burkes, 21-year-old negro soldier, was killed near here yester day when the car in which he was riding crasned into a dump truck loaded with sand. Raleigh, N C., Dec 12-(UP)--A total of $125,000,000 will be available for new school buildings in North Carolina by next July 1, Dr. Clyde A. Erwin, State Superintendent of Public Instruction said yesterday. Durham, N. C, Dec.l2 (UP)— Duke University was in line for a *1,600,000 grant fiom the Roc tci ti ler General Education Board, pro viding the university can raise a matching fund of $2,500,000 this year. President Hollis Edens announced the proffered grant yesterday after noon at the meeting of the Duke National Council on the 26th an- Phone Rates Hiked Again RALEIGH, JN.C., Dec. 12—(UP)— Subscribers of the Carolina Tele phone and Telegraph Co. of Tarboro including those in Harnett, today Were paylpg new rates designed to boost the company’s income $750,000 » year. The increas was *500,000 a year less than/the company had asked, the state utilities commission said approval of new rates DUNN, N. C. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1950 I Joyce Mitchell, is expected to give the crowds their favorite Christmas songs until the arrival of Santa around 1:30 P. M. Later in the afternoon, chimes from the Metho dist Church will ring forth their annual messages to the countryside. The chimes are played by MrS. Jar vis Bryant. One of the finest Christmas sights provided by the Chamber of Commerce is its Nativley scene. This . scene, bought at a cost of some $200.00, wld be placed in The Grove. It will be added to each year, until Emery*^iue^ r have charge of the decorations. , i A part of the Chamber of Com (Continued On Page Seven) nlversarv of the establishment of i the Duke Foundation. The moi.e;-- would ue used for “developing and intenslgying" the graduat program, Edens said. Tarbor, N. C., Dec. 12—(UP)— North.CaroJina peanut growers were urged today to support peanut marketing quotas in the referen dum on Thursday in order to assure themselves of price support at be tween 80 and 90 per cent of parity. R. V. Knight, chairman of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Pea nut Committee warned that if quota are not approved by two . thirds of noting growers price sup ports will oc at only 50 per cent of parity. Knight said his committee was well-aware of growers’ dissatisfac tion over the 16 per cent blanket (Continued On Page Seven) HTTT t irnrwiv® IB U mjmjMjj J 111 9 WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UP) Secretary of State Dean Acheson will fly to Belgium next week for a special meeting of the Atlantic Pact foreign ministers, reliable sources reported today. The conference was called to approve German rearma ment plans and the appointment of Gen. Dwight D. Eisen hower as supreme commander of the Allied European de fense force. ________ LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12—(UP)—-Big shots and small fry of the Los Angeles underworld were rounded up today T & bigtim f ° r 4 bl Slayet ° f 8111111:161 Rummel . 46 < attorney SEOUL KOREA Dec President Syneman Proops brace for new ; ULT BY CHINESE HORDES ! .y ; County School Work Is Now Third Finished HOSS MAKES REPORT TO BOARD OF EDUCATION; WRIER ITEMS HANDLED S&u-neU County’s school construc tie*T>rogram is just about one-third completed, and $213,890 of the $0T420 appropriated for the work haJP»*n spent. *report on the progress of the I bidding program was' made by Cdphty Superintendent C. Reid Ross to members of the Harnett County of Education at its monthly meeting last night. g* WORK DELAYED Mr. Ross reported to the execu ting that all 15 contracts have been lermad that all the work is under way. He told the board members that the work has been slowed some on account of shortage of cement and steel, but that cement once again is avilable. “Under the circumstances,” said Mr. Ross, "I feel that substantial progress has been made and that we should be well pleased.” He said, however, that it is doubt ful that many of the buildings will be ready for this school term. Mr. RoSs gave the officials a de tailed account of expenditures on each project. Under the law, the contractors cannot be advanced more than 85 per cent of the funds. Following is a list of the projects, showing the total amount of the contract end the amount already paid out to the contractors: Erwin Negro school, $104,410 ap propriated and $21,421 spent; Har nett County Training School in Dunn, $36,918 and $27,905 paid out; SJbawtown school at billing ton, MOMM and $11,711 spent; Angler, Sj&SSgftSßgit (Continued On Page Seven) Long Rites Held Today SISTER OF PAUL GREEN DIES AT HOME AFTER LONG ILLNESS Mrs. Alda Green Long, 75, of til ling ton, Route 1, sister of famed' Playwright Paul Green, died at her Harnett County hom.e Monday morning at 11:50 o’clock. She had been In ill heath for several years land critically 111 for the past week. . Mrs. Long, a native and lifelong resident of Harnett, was the daugh ter of the late William A. and Elizabeth Spence Green. She was a member of the Pleasant Union Christian Church and took an act ive part in all the affairs of her community. Her husband, Archibald McLean Long, died in 1934. AT PLEASANT UNION Funeral services for Mrs. Long were held Tuesday afternoon at (Continued On Page Seven) - ■— - PRESIDENT SPRUILL Methodist. Group Picks 1951 Officers Frank Spruill, well-known Dunn business, civic and religious leader, has been elected president of The Methodist Men of Divine Street Methodist Church for the coming year. The election of Mr. Spruill and the other new officers took place at the monthly meeting of the or ganization held last night at the church.. Mr .Spruill, who came to Dunn last May from Wilson, is the travel ing representative of a clothing con cern.. He has taken an active part in church affairs and other activities here. He is also vice president of the Wesley Bible Class. Mrs. Spruill likewise is an active church work er and is adult counselor of the Young People of the church. Other new officers elected were: Duncan C. Wilson, vice president; Wesley Fowler, treasurer; Billy Godwin, secretary; Preston Parker, assistant secretary; and L. C. Lang ston, Mefcodist layman. *, ’ •'■to’ is the retiring president and presided over the meeting. The speaker of the evening was the Rev.A. A. Amerine, pastor of the Glad Tidings Church here. Mr. Amerine talked on “The World Sit uation and its Relationship to Christianity.” He pointed out that throughout history all nations which have left Christ have been de stroyed or met disaster. He made an exceptionally fine speech. During the busines session, plans were discussed for reorganization of the Cub Scout troop sponsored by the group. Retiring President Johnson has - made an outstanding record. Othty retiring officers are; James Snipes, vice president; Wesley Fowler, treas )urer; and John Lewis, secretary. Jaycees Plan Holiday Event Dunft’s Junior Chamber of Com merce, in session last night at the Hotel Cotton Dale Restaurant, dis cussed plans for several community projects and set Wednesday night, December 20th as the date for the organization’s annual Christ mas party. HOOD IS CHAIRMAN Ed Hood was named chairman of a committee to make plans for the party, which will be held at the Bon-Air, a night club in Raleigh. The Jaycees and their ladies will enjoy dining and dancing. Other members of the committee who will assist Mr. Hood are Hu bert Peay and Linwood Hindon. The Jaycees discussed the pro ject for numbering houses and erecting name plates at the various streets. Details of the project are yet to be worked out. Ray Halvorsen, newly-elected president of the reorganized, unit. VICE PRESIDENT >VILSON Large Whiskey Stills And Two Men Captured Federal ATU agents and Cum berland County ABC officers nude a “big haul” yesterday afternoon a few miles from Dunn in Samp son County when they cut down two 600-gallon whiskey distiller ies and arrested two operators. Arrested in the raid were Mal colm Bunnell, 25, white, and Cl eveland Adams, 20, colored assis tant. * • ■ The raid was made in Dismal , Township. Just across the line fredtVflnnUfrHEnß mSiMpson, s Both stilts were in full opera tion. The officers poured out $5 gallons of whiskey, and confiscat ed 15 cases of fruit jars and 20 (Continued On Page Seven) Market Today Is Irregular New York, Dec. 12—(UP)—Stocks gained irregularly in moderately active trading at the opening on the ; exchange today. Airline issues, developing near closing time yesterday, were among the strong features today. Pan American Airways opened 5,000 shares at S-Vsuptt. United Air Lines issued registered new highs on fractional gains and the common had a 3,000-share block. Aircrafts also extended the pre vious session s gains. UTILITIES STEADY Utilities held steady with comm onwealth Edison active. Coppers al so moved around the previous close. Lowe’s; Standard of California, American Cyanamid, American To bacco. and Westinghouse Electric rose small t: mounts in their respec tive sections. Small tosses were noted in Skelly Oil, U. 3. Rubber, Allied Chemical, Admiral Oorp., Martin Parry, Ameff can Radiator, and J. If Case. Trading quieted after thfe open ing with prices steady to firm. Dunn's Seal Drive Is Badly Lagging * v BE A CHABTER RECORD SURSCRIBER Number 5 General Says Situation Is Very Serious • BIG ARMADA OFFSHORE I IN CASE EVACUTION BECOMES NECESSARY By United Press Two tough Mongolian Ca valry divisions poured into Korea today as United Na tions troops, outnumbered about two to one, braced for a new assault by Chinese , Communist hordes. There was only scattered fighting ■: between the reds and UN forces but most of the Chinese Reds were ad vancing slowly south from the Pyongyang area, apparently In preparation for an attack on Seoul. The entrance of the Mongolians ; on their sturdy horses brought the number of Chinese in the war to more than 300,000 men. Another 1 700,000 were believed in reserve in rear areas, while the UN had about \ 160.000 troops in Korea. Much of the activity of UN troops was veiled by a security blackout in Korea. In Tokyo, Gen. MacArtbur asked correspondents to abide by a voluntary censorship code, because of the “quite serious” war situation. ' Correspondents were asked not to write about planned UN activities or those in progress, strategic enemy movements, the effectiveness of specific UN weapons or the activi ties or locations of UN troops unless. :1 they are in combat. The Chinese broke off their j| sault in Northeast Korea after the last of 20.000 encircled U. S. Ist Di vision Marines and 7th Division in- . fan try men had escaped into the safety of the Hamhung-Hungnara beadbgteMl. ■- troops were kept * ■•wet* should that become necessary. ties of the war broke out near the Manchurian border when eight So- American F-80s over Sinuiju, in Northwestern Korea. The Communist planes broke off J the engagement five minutes after Yalu River frontier into the safety of Manchuria. One Russian plane was damaged. None or use Shooting Stars was hit. F-84 Thunderjets joined ing, rocketing and strafing enemy In 335 Jhe Communists, attacked 18 towns sus pected of harboring the enemy, and destroyed or damaged 70 buildings, J 20 vehicles, three bridges and on® supply dump. , filgi fate was Korea P &rS >B^ S seven-nation .PtiMjg conference teTae£d r a special meeting of the Atlantic Mrs. Wi.liam Wrighi CarroU, j chairman of Dunn’s i 960 Christmas seal campaign to raise funds t@ / fight luof.tculosia, reported today

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