SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EDITION VOLUME I. •Dunn Leaders Go To New York For Industry Congress May Put Check On Truman Power PRESIDENT ASKS FOR POWER TO RESHUFFLE EXECUTIVE BRANCHES WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 #UP)— A move was reported in the Senate today to set up some sort of congressional check on any emergency re shuffling of government agencies by President Tru man. Mr. Truman has asked Congress for authority to reorganize executive agencies. He said he needs this power to speed defense mobilization. a After a closed session of the Sen ate Executive Expenditures Com mittee, some senators were repre sented as fearing the President might use the power in away Con gress wouldh't like. x For example.a committee member said, he might use it to establish a welfaren department—which Con gress has vigorously refused- to do by legislation. Sen. Karl E. Mundt, R., S. D., said that il the committee decides £hat the President really needs the proposed power, it may write in a provision for periodic congressional reviews of reorganization orders. OTHER CONGRESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTS: Too eary— Defense Mobilization Director Charles E. Wilson said after meeting with some senators .that it Is “too early to tell” how deeply Rearmament will cut Into civilian production. He said “we are Money—Ror lack of House quorum, Congress can’t give final approval to the emergency $20,000,000,000 de fense-atomic bill before Jan.l. So the house adopted a resolution authorizing the defense department and atomic enercy commission- to start spending the money at once. The Senate was expected to concur. Subversive —The 12 Congressmen who put the McCarran anti-subver sive act in its final form told At torney General J. Howard SfcGrath he has beer, interpreting it too stricUy. McGrath has read the law as meaning it excludes from this country all aliens who ever belonged to a totalitarian organization for whatever reason. But the 12 con gressmen said that wasn’t their intent. They never intended, they said, to ban anyone to join such an organization ln„hls youth or as a result of coercion. 4) Civil Defense—The Senate hustled to approve a $3,100,000,000 civil de fense bill after hearing military warnings that an atomic Pearl Har- , bor could knock the country out in , one day. NEW BERN, Dec. 23 «JP) , Customers of New Bern’s munici- , pally owned Electric Power Com- \ pany received a Christmas present today of a 10 per cent reduction in electric rates. Qf The city board of aldermen voted > the reduction yesterday and said i it would become effective with bills i sent out after the first of the year. some 112 persons The scene a?left shows the coining to Bethlehem while the ceiftef one ctepictkAhe gp 'UR,. JpPraHHn ROTARIANS PLAY SANTA—These pretty seven-year-old twins from the Dunn Free Will Baptist Orphanage were busy admiring their gifts from the Dunn Rotary Club last night when this picture was made. Helping Doris McLamb, left and Doro thy McLamb, right, open their gifts were, left to right, Rotarians Lofton A. Tart, Earl H. Mahone and Emmett C. Edgerton. (Record Staff Photo by T. M. Stewart.) Orphans Presented Gifts, $750 Cash Last night was “Orphanage Night” at the Dunn Rotary Chib's weekly meeting, and the Rotarians presented Christ mas gifts to each of the 29 children of the Dunn Freff’Wfll Baptist Orhanaage, and $720.25 in cash to Superintendent J. Edward Johnson. Last-Minute Yule Rush Is Now On Here Dunn streets and stores were; thronged with shoppers this morn ing, making purchases for Christ mas. Christmas business in the city compares favorably with that of last season, according to Joe Mc- Cullers, manager of the Dunn Chamber of Commerce. McCullers, who keeps in close contact with the retail merchants and local busintss conditions; re ported today that volume of business will probably be near that transact ed last Christmas season, although a greater volume of this business is being done on credit*. Clear, cold weather has fostered the development of the Christmas spirit this week, and has probably; aided the Christmas trade. Local stores will remain open late tonight (Centinued On Page Fear) Vtt&My QhhLbJtmaA Jo till (Ete BttiUx, JtmrrtL Ever smee the Dunn Orphanage was established by the Free Will Baptist Church, Dunn Rotarians have helped sponsor the institution as a civic group and the Christinas program is an annual event. Rotarian J. Shepard Bryan, a trustee of the orphanage, had charge of the program and pre sented the Rev. Mr. Johnson. In turn, Mr. Johnson presented various members of his group . FINE PROGRAM Several gave recitations, others sang, and an outstanding program was enjoyed. Rotarians Herman Green and Carl Fltchett, Jr., distributed the Christmas gifts to the children, and then Mr. Fitchett presentaed Mr. Johnson with the check. The or phanage official expressed his ap preciation. The money was solicited by the club meinbers from business firms and citizens here. The orphan children who attend ed the meeting were: Lala Reeves, Elizabeth McLamb, Martha Dowless, Viola Russ, Mar garet Harrelson, Margaret Sadler, Shirley Moore Bithie McLamb, Joyce Ann Harrelson, Hilda Holmes, Sallie Sadler, Doris McLanb, Doro thy McLamb, Carolyn Faye Holmes, Mae Carol Raines, Helen f Jean Moore, J. A. Gainey, Jr., Albert Dowless, Edward Gainey, Lawrence Gainey, Stacy McLamb, Thomas , (Continued On Page Seven) DUNN, N. C. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1950 TWO ARRESTS Two arrests were recorded Thurs day by Police. Frank Kehnon Bor den, 23, of Goldsboro was hauled in for speeding 55 in a 35-mile-per hour zpne. Constable O. R. Pearce made the arrest about 7p. m. t Offioers J. F. Hassell and W. M. Denning arrested Climmie Mercer. Negro, 18, of Fort Bragg for public drunkenness. Mercer was caught about 2:30 a. m. on N. WUson St. Herbert Taylor Has Rare Church Record By ARNOLD SNOW Record Staff Writer After ten years in the posi tion, Herbert B. Taylor has resigned as treasurer of the First Baptist Church here. Holding a position of ser vice to the church or com munity for a number of is no novelty to the af fable insurance agent. The new thing about this situa tion is that he is leaving such a position. The record of such part-time employment on his part is a long list. Representative saftiples—not the full list—are as follows :32 years an clf'cer in either’ the church or Sunday schoil; 25 years as general secretary of the Sunday school; 15 years as church trustee; two years Churches Plan Programs For Christmas SPECIAL MUSIC AND PAGEANT ARE LISTED AMONG EVENTS Dunn churches are plan ning several programs in ob servance of the Christmas season, scheduling them this week end. At the First Presbyterian Church, the fourth annual Christmas Eve service will be held at 11:30 Sunday evening. The service will consist chiefly of traditkrtial Christmas carols and scripture readings. The service will be conducted by the pastor of the church and the combined adult and young people’s choirs. It is open not only to mem bers of the church, but to the public in general, and the church invites anyone who wishes to join them at this time. The service will be cli maxed with observance of the sac rament of the Lord’s Supper. PAGEANT SLATED At the Hood Memorial Christian Church, there will be a Christmas pageant presented by the childrens department taking the place of the regular evening service, at 5:30 p. m. The Divine Street Methodist Church will also have a Christmas' program presented by the children at 5:30 p. m. This will be a White Christmas service, and there will be caroling afterward. At the First Baptist Church, there will be Christmas vesper music at . 4:30 p. m. The final showing of the live nativity scene, which has been witnessed several nights this week 1 on the church lawn, will again be ‘ shown at 5:45. No evening service > is planned. ■fee Riverside Presbyterian ‘ .Church will observe the season with • (a Christmas tree at 7 p. m. Satus - day. The church is located on the : Dunn-Erwin highway. t I In Erwin, the First Baptist (Continued On Page ‘Seven) general superintendent of the Sun day school. Nor has he confined his part time service to the church. For four years, he was treasurer of the City of Dunn, and for eight years he served the city as mayor. SAYS” All this outside activity might give anyone who has not met the energetic Mr. Taylor the idea that he has little to occupy his time with his regular business. But this is not true. He operates an insur ance agency, with the assistance of his daughter Kitty, whom he refers to as “the boss,” which was organized many years ago by his father. The agency wrote the first fire risk in town, he revealed, and the house is still standing. PIONEER CITIZEN He is one of the oldest residents of Dunn, having lived here all his life. He served the town as mayor for 10 years- longerst term ever held (Continued On Page Six) to nn iHottt fpnm q t n in n m thmnrrVi Ooturrfov mill, o' final nno.llniip cVinnrincr mill lv> V,o.t/4 of a TO. m ■■ is on view from 7 to iu p. m. tnrougn baturaay, wtuie a nnai one-hour snowing will be heia at 9 p. m. evening recorded carols are played and the Christinas story from Luke and Matthew Is mid system every 45 minutes. (Record Staff Photo by T. M. Stawart.) v JOHN A. McKAY Funeral Rites Today For John A. McKay Funeral services were scheduled to be held here Saturday afternoon for John A. McKay, 87, prominent Dunn indus triaist, business, civic and religious leader and the town’s oldest citizen and oldest business man. The pioneer Dunn leader—one of the early settlers who helped build the town—had been ill since about ten days ago when he suffered a heart attack. Death came at 5 o’clock Friday afternoon. Mr. McKay, who was remarkably active for his age, was owner of the John McK. Manufacturing Company, a concern which for more than a half century has man ufactured farm machinery, truck trailers and other equipment here. He was a trustee of the Children’s Home at Greensboro and despite the heart attack which caused his death, he had carried on a fund raising campaign for the institution from his bedside during the past week. The services were to be held at the home. The Rev. Ernest P. Rus sell, pastor of the First Baptist Church was to have officiated. Burial was to have been in Green wood Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Lister Mc- Kay of Buie’s Creek, Mike Williams, H. P. Harrington, Earl McD. West brook, Herbert B. Taylor, and Wil liam Pearsall, Jr., all of Dunn. BORN NEAR BUIE’S CREEK Mr. McKay was born June 3, 1863 near Buie’s Creek, son of Dr. John A. McKay and Christiana Virginia Foy McKay. A member of an old (Continued On Page Six) ■Santa Brings Little Boy’s Father Home CHICAGO, Dec. 23—(UP)—Little Robert Hiner stood on a wind-swept runway today and louna out there really is a Santa Claus. A Northwest Airliner landed and out stepped the. nine-year-old boys father, Andrew Hiner, who was rushed from Alaska for Christmas at home in La Porte, Ind., after a year and a half away. Santa Claus did the trick. Robert wrote him a letter asking not for toys, but for his father’s return. The La Porte Retail Merchants’ Association, which helps Santa an swer his La Porte mail, got in touch with Northwest Airlines. It reached Hiner at the mine 75 miles south of Anchorage where he’s been working, got him to an airport and flew him here in less than 24 hours. Robert’s mother, who has been ill (Continued On Page Four) SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EDITION NO. 11 New Payrolls For The Town Being Sought CONTRACTS WILL BE MADE WITH MANY INDUSTRIAL FIRMS A three-man delegation from Dunn is going to "New York City Ja”. 2 to attempt to lure some big-tfi. e industries to Harnett's principal town. Mayor Ralph E. Hanna, who will represent the tbwn on the northern ■ tour, made the announcement Fri day. The other two members of the industry-seeking delegation will be Guyton Smith, president of the Chamber ot Commerce, and Joe McCullers, chamber manager. WILL MAKE CONTACTS The three Dunn men expect to stay in New York about two or three days, the mayor said. While there they will attempt to make contacts with representatives of industries which might possibly be moved to the Dunn area. “Somebody’s got to •start it,” the Mayor commented, "so we decided to get the ball rolling.” Mayor Hanna pointed out that money will roH in with that ball if a large plant, can be located here. He cited the city’s low income, due to n lack of large payroll, and its consequent high rate of taxation, as reasons for bringing in industries with large payrolls. The only time money in sizable amounts come here is in the fall, immediately after the farmers have sold their crops, he said. Otherwise, there is no constant turn-over of currency here. That is the remedy whfch the delegation is seeking to jgU he said. Mayor Hanna said they would bank on the tendency of lkrge in dustries to decentralize and to move to the South, nearer the source of raw materials. DUNNS ADVANTAGES He cited four advantages working in Dunn's favor in this project: 1. Excellent railroad connections and highway facilities. 2. A nearly inexhaustible supply of labor, at lower wages than pre dominate in the North. 3. Ample land for industries “of almost any size.” 4. Water and electricity in un limited amounts. Lack of nearby water route—such as a canal or large navigable river may preclude the movement of certain industries here, he said. Hanna admitted that there are no industries definitely interested in moving here at the time being, but said that he and his two com panions will do everthing possible to stir up that interest. MAY DO GOOD “I feel as though it may do some good,” he remarked in refrence to the proposed trip. He pointed out that Just such ventures have helped Wallace, Kinston, Lillington and other towns to attract large indus tries, mostly In the textile field. The results of the trip, he con tinued, will take months to show themselves. First must come surveys of locations, surveys of facilities, soil texture testing and a number (Continued On Page Six)

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