RATHER CLOUDY WITH LIT TLE CHANGE IN TEMPERA TURE TODAY AND OCCA SIONAI RAIN TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY, LIKELY MIXED WITH SNOW IN WEST AND CENTRAL PORTIONS. Volume i. RED TROOPS STAB ACROSS PARALLEL Xwo Slayings Mar Holidays In Harnett County One Stabbed, Another Is Shot To Death FATHER OF SIX IS LILLINGTON VICTIM; DUNN NEGRO SLAIN In addition to its usual quota of highway accidents, Itornett County chalked up two homicides during the Christmas holidays. Whiskey and a pre-Christmas celebration today were blamed for the slaying of Otis Johnson, 38-year old Harnett tenant farmer and the father of six small children, of Lil lington, Route 1. Richard Jones, identified as his friend and neighbor, is being held in the Harnett County jail charged with the murder. 9 DUNN SLAYING In another slaying, Carl McNeill, 18-year-old Dunn Negro, died in Dunn Hospital last night as the result of a shooting here Sunday night. According to Deputy Sheriff Os car Pearce, who is investigating, McNeill was shot with a shotgun at his mother’s home here by Charlie Stephenson, Negro, about 40. The deputy said he could not as sign a motive for the shooting un '9F after the inquest, scheduled by Coroner Grover Henderson at Daf ford’s Funeral Home at 10:30 this morning. The shooting occurred at 9:30 at the home on East Harnett St. Mc- Neill was shot in the right side. Stephenson was being sought this morning by Dunn Police. Johnson was stabbed to death late Saturday night, allegedly by his friend and neighbor, Richard Jones, who liver-on the same farm. Jones denied the stabbing and told officers “I didn’t do it,” but a jury impaneled by Harnett Coroner Grover C. Henderson of Dflftn Sun day morning ordered him held for action by the grand jury at the January term of Harnett Superior Court. TOO DRUNK TO TESTIFY Coroner Henderson said Jones was too drunk to attend the inquest «Sd was so Intoxicated that officers hadn’t been able to successfully question him. Johnson was stabbed just below the heart, on the left side of his chest and near the center of his chest with a long, heacy pocket knife, known as a Barlow. DepHtv Sheriff Ken Matthews confiscated the weapon. Jones’ wife and, children were visiting at the Johnson home at the jfeie of the slaying. The families are close friends, the two wives told officers. Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Johnson test ified at the inquest that their hus bands had been out drinking all the afternoon and were “pretty drunk”. They said Jones went home at 7:30 and went to bed and then the Jones family went over to the Johnsons to visit. They related that Johnson came tnwi told his wife that he was going tror to see Jones. Both of the (Continued On Page Six) Jack Lemmel Buried Just As He Planned By HOOVER ADAMS services were held this afternoon—exactly as he had arranged them —for M. E. (Jack) Lemmel, 60, widely known North Carolina advertising man, and resident of Dunn for the past two years. . He died Sunday morning at 10:- 25 at the Whispering Pines Conval • escing Home to Fayetteville. He had Men in poor health for more than a year and seriously IQ for the past two months.' rbDeath was caused by cancer, marly six month ago, doctors gave up all hoife for him and didn’t think he’d live more than a few weeks. KNEW HE WAS DYING ” .. .a ! ; Lemmel knew he wa? dytog.but made a joke out of the fact that, “I’m outllving*the doctors.” •Tm not even supposed to be ” he joked to those who visited jup X ' foV-... zmMm jKgl NEW CHAMBER DIRECTORS—Ottis Warren, left, and Charles Skinner, right, have been elected as directors of the Dunn Chamber of Commerce for the coming year. Charles D. Hutaff,,Sr., was also elected as a director, but advised The Record this morning that he regretted very much that he probably would be unable to serve. All three are prominent business and civic leaders here. (Daily Record Photo by T. M. Stewart.) - • Police Seek Negro After Dunn Slaying A coroner’s jury here recommended Tuesday that Charlie ‘Geech” Stephens. Neero. about 40. be turned oveer to the Harnett grand jury in January for questioning in the Christmas Eve slaying of a 16-year-old Dunn Negro. Holiday Toll Reaches 520; 32 In State By UNITED PRESS Traffic crashes killed 520 persons during the weekend holiday and the National Safety Council accused Americans of celebrating a “black Christmas” by indulging in a “car ousal of carelessness.” Eighty-seven more died in fires. Altogether, 72 persons lost their lives ,ta all types of accidents from 6 p. m. Friday to midnight last (Continued On Page Two) I M E (Jack yjmrtui <Ete JJailu ' '-M\ j y y ~*v flp- • ■ ~ |;^iHm ■L » r | . # • -'-JaW? K py ;*? iMf >.*ir ' ■ ’ "la^Hfe M Police Chief George Arthur Jack son said Stephens dropped out of sight after allegedly shooting young Carl McNeill Sunday night at the home of McNeill’s mother on E. Harnett St. . McNeill died at Dunn Hospital Monday night after being wounded in the right side of the chest by a blast from a 12 gauge single-barreled shotgun. The charge entered his chest about six inches below the armpit, leaving a bole about the size of a half-dollar. - SHOOTING FOLLOWED ARGUMENT Dora McNeill, mother of the dead boy, told Coroner Grover C. Hender son the inquest this morning that the shooting followed an argument she had with Stephens. Her sop intervened when Stephens hit her, she said. Then Stephens went to the home cf Willie Brown, his landlord, and got Brown’s shotgun. He returned and shot young McNeill, who was standing hi the doorway to Dora McNeill’s apartment, she added. Maggie Kine, a roomer at the McNeill home, said she saw Stephens fire the fatal blast. At the Inquest, which was held at 10:30 Tuesday morning at the Daf ■} ford Funeral Home, Brown admitted, ownership of the lethal weapon, but said that Stephens took it while be was away from home. INDENTIFIES GUN Brown lndeflfled the gun and added that the shell found in it was one of a box which had been in his dresser drawer. Time of the shooting was .set at between 9 and 9:15 p. m. Sunday night. The dead boy’s mother admitted that she and Stephens “used to go together,” but said that neither Stephens tier her son -vis living at her home'at the time of the killing, Joe Hamm, Negro, told the Jury that’ Stephens home by his place of business on N. Railroad, Ave. about U p. m. Sunday night and told him of the shooting. Stephens, according to Hamm, claimed that McNeill fired on him first with an auto g AID SINGLE * SHOT FIRED Both women denied that more, cs^d°mafyouiTMcN e em Sto . DUNN, N. C. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1950 STATE NEWS BRIEFS Violent death claimed an unpre cedented number of Christmas vic times in North Carolina during the Christmas holidays, a United Press survey showed today. Figures compiled since Friday af ernoon showed at least 29 persons dead, most of them as the result of traffic accidents. Highwal mishaps accounted for at least 23 lives. ELIZABETH CITY, Dec. 26 (UP)—Cononer W. Bryan Smith will conclude an inquest tonight into the shotgun slaying of Dorsey Bowser, Jr., one of two pre-Christ mas murder victims. The vie im’s father, 50, was held in jail today accused of the murder of the 21-year-old Negro youth. Sheriff L. L. Dozier said the young er Bowser had apparentely shot his father in the shoulder with a rifle before he was killed. The shooting scrape followed an argument at Jarvlsburg Saturday, (Continued On Page Seven) BULLETINS HOPE, Ark., Dec. 26—(UP) —Three persons were killed in the flaming crash of a light Beechcraft Bonanza plane in heavily-wooded terrain eight mles southwest of here to day. State police at the scene of the crash originally radioed that three others were injured in the wrick, but l*ter said only three persons were in the plane and that all were killed. LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 —(UP)— Police arrested 1,222 persons here in a record-shattering drinking and accident spree during the Christmas weekend. The last of the de fendanes sobered up in crowded jails today. LOUISVILLE, Dec. 26—(UP)—A 19-year youth confess ed to police that he killed Mrs. Marie Z. Moriaty, 62, mother of two of his friends, early Christmas morning although “she had never done me any harm.” TOKYO, Wednesday, Dec. 27 —(UP)— The U. S. 10th Corps and Bth Army forged a coast-to-coast defense line in Sounth Korea under a new unified command today to meet Chinese Communist forces spearing toward Seoul. LONDON, Dec. 26— (UP)-r-A nationwide search was un derway today for the historic Stone of Scone, which was ripped out of the coronation chair in the Poet’s Comer of Westminister Abbey and hauled away before dawn yester day. / • * Police threw roadblocks across all main roads leading to Scotland, and police of the border were on the lookout for a mysterious couple who had been parked in front of the abbey shortly before the theft was discovered at 6 a. m. yesterday.' &***«* Nationalists. Much Action Taken By Lame Ducks TRUMAN HAS HIGH SCORE AT LAME DUCK SESSION By UNITED PRESS WASHINGTON, Dec. 26. (UP) The 81st Congress started a Christmas week “breather” today before its busy windup immediately following the New Year. Many legislators had believed When they returned for the Lame IJjck session that little or nothing could be accomplished. But that was before the UN reverses in Kor ea. President Truman has gotten. . . or will get. . . an unusually large share of the legislation he proposed. Measures already passed, or sure to pass before the 82nd convenes on Jan. 3, include rent control ex tension, military and civil defense appropriations, war powers for the administration and Yugoslavian re lief. ELSEWHERE IN CONGRESS: Russian UN ouster. . . Sen. John J. Sparkman, D., Ala., said after extended service with the U. S. del egation to the United Nations that any move to reorganize the UN by ousting Russia now “undoubtedly would mean war.” Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., R. Mass., another UN dele gate thinks, efforts to "rebuild” the UN will fail until the free nations are as strong as Russia. Civil defense. . . Congressional S4KTBML. warned that the adminis-- tratlon’s civil defense bill, although 4 far-reaching, is only “the first step” toward preparing against atomic attack. They said the administra tion probably will urge even more stringent legislation early in the next session. Myers. . .Sen. Francis J. Myers, D., Pa., brushed aside reports that sev eral Democratic senators are push ing him for chairmanship of the party’s national committee if Will iam M. Boyle, Jr., steps out. The Majority whip, who was defeated in his bid for reelection last month, insisted he intends to return to Philadelphia to practice law. Insurance. . . The National Asso ciation of Mutual Insurance Agents told the Senate Banking Committee It will support a bill to revive the War damage Corp. if the measure is changed so that any surplus held by the agency after payment of fees is returned to policyholders. Cain. . . Sen. Harry P. Cain, R„ Wash., urged that the nation adopt a broad military training program as parTof a show of strength to dis courage Russian aggression. He said it is obvious that “world Commun ism Is girding itself for conquest of the free world, waiting only for any sign of weakness as a signal tef launch a total war.” j Hfe. MAJOR GENERAL JOHN W. LEONARD, Command ing General of Fort Bragg, who has accepted an invita tion to attend the annual banquet of the Dunn Cham ber of Commerce on Thursday night, January 25th. He will introduce the principal speaker of the evening, Gordon Gray, president of the Greater University of Noft|i Carolina. (Army, photo special to The Daily Harnett Men Taken In Whiskey Raids Largest raid of bootleggers in the history of Moore Coun ty was disclosed by officers yesterday, and included the arrest of four Harnett County men. Reaching from county line to county line, the raid netted 30 per sons in Moord 1 County and six others from Randolph and Harnett. Fed eral ATU officers and Moore ABC officers, with the cooperation of the Moore County sheriff’s oifioe and police, took part in the raid. AGES 13 to 68 Persons arrested included botn white and Negro, and ages ranged from 13 through 68. Bonds were set from S2OO through SSOO, and many of those facing charges have already made bond. The officers picked up the follow ing men from Harnett County: John D. West, white, 45;. . and throe Negroes, David L. West, 32; Fiphine Smith, 35: and John A. Smith, 37. Bond in each case was set at S3OO. The raid followed an undercover investigation which began on Nov. 8. Participating officers were ABC Officers C. A. McCallum, Sheriff C. J. McDonald, Deputy Sheriffs A. F. Dees and A. W. Lambert, and ATU Agent Marvin H. Dunn of Rockingham. Special investigators in on the raid were Fred RaUedge of Greens-i boro, Victor L. Armltage, Owen D. Bean of Greensboro, Victor L. Armitage, Owen D. Bean of Greens boro, Clarence C. Hester of Salisbury and Donald T, Eifort. •Giving aid as the raiders went from community to community, these police chiefs took part in the raid: Garner Maness of Robbins, Bunn Cameron of Carthage, C. E. Newton of Southern Pines, J. T. Shepherd ot Pinehurst and Lamar Smith of Aberdeen. Also giving assistance was U. S. Deputy Marshal John Stephenson of Southern Pines. Undercover agents who cannot be named were also active. WHITE WHIBKEY CHIEFLY Although both white and taxpaid whiskey were involved in the arrests, mo6t of the defendants were in volved only with white variety. Offioera started on the raids Friday and were busy all that night and most' of the n«t^ay^Magisirate I past decora ot tne aeienaants, ior Tne investigators usea r^rl° .... Holiday Was Very Sad For Carolyn Moss Christmas wasn't so merry for little Carolyn Moss, three and a half year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Moss of Lillington. In fact, It was a very unhappy day for the pretty little girl. And Santa Claus didn’t come to see her two little Cocker Spaniel puppies, either. In fact, there weren’t any puppies for Santa to Carolyn owned two of the pret tiest little blonde Cockier Spaniels you ever saw. They were just ten months old, as gentle and as pret ty as a dog could ever be. She planned a big Christmas for , (Continued On Page Seven) General Ridgway Well Known Here Lieutenant General Matthew B. Ridgway, who arrived In Korea to day to take command of the Bth Army, is well known to many citizens of Dunn. General Ridgway was a close per- i sonal friend of the late Major Gen eral William C. (Bill) Lee of Dunn and visited the Lees here on many occasions. TRAINED BY LEE The new Army Commander re ceived his airborne training from General Lee, founder of America’s Airborne Army, and was a member of General Lee’s staff of the lOlst division. < „ BE A CHARTER RECORD SUBSCRIBER McArthur Now Is Expecting Probing Attack 10th CORPS LINKED WITH Bth ARMY TO DEFEND SOUTH KOREA By EARNEST HOBERECHT U P Staff Correspondent TOKYO, Dec. 26.—(UP)— The U. S. 10th Corps linked up with the U. S. Bth Army to form a new line defending South Korea while Chinese Communist troops stabbed across the 38th Parallel with in 28 miles of Seoul. Gen. Douglas MacArthur's head quarters warned that the Chinese probing attacks were accompanied by a massive buildup for a new offensive south of the border. Braced to meet the offensive were the combined forces of the Bth Army and the 10th Corps. The 105,000 troops of the 10th Corps were evacuated from the frozen Hungnam beachhead in a massive amphibious operation completed and announced over the weekend. The Chinese attacks across the frontier were accomplished by a “final warning" from the Peking radio telling American forces to get out of Korea or face the full fury of a Chinese assault. REDS MAKE BOASTS "The Chinese will fulfill their actions,” The Peking broadcast said. “We will drive them back by our might if the U. S. invaders win not withdraw from Korea and Formosa. These words are the final warning from us." Peking claimed the Reds already have captured Kaesong, vital com munications center on the main invasfan route from Pyongyang to Seoul followed by the North Korean Army last June. Col. M. P. Echols, MacArthur’s information chief, said 10th Corps troops undoubtedly would become part of a “unified command" in South Korea to meet the expected assualt. Truman Ends His Holiday U. P. Staff Correspondent INDEPENDENCE, Mo., Dec. 23 (UP)—President Truman cut short his Christmas visit home today to fly back to Washington for an un usual night conference with key cabinet officials. The Chief Executive planned to take off from nearby Kansas City at 3 p. m. (EST) for the return trip. He was scheduled to arrive in Wash" ington about 6 p. m. EST. White House spokesmen "said he would confer tonight at Blair House with Secretary of State Dean Ache son, Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall and Gen. Omar N. Brad ley, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. However, official White House spokesmen insisted that the Presi dent’s hastened return was due to “nothing new or critical.” MARSHALL IN PINEHURST Press Secretary Joseph Short said the Chief Executive made the deci sion late yesterday after talking by telephone with Acheson in Wash ington. Acheson also talked with Marshall in Pinehurst, N. C. The (Continued On Page Two) Dunn was to attend General Lee’s funeral. U. S. Bth ARMY HEADQUAR TERS, Korea, Dec. 26.—(UP)—Lt. Gen. Matthew a Ridgway arrived in Korea today to take command of the Bth Army. Ridgway, who succeeded th late Lt. Qen. Walton H. Walker, arrived from Tokyo in a Military Air Trans- A port Constellation at 4 P. M. (2 a. m. EST). There was no ceremony. Ridgway, who rushed to the Far East from Washington after Walker \ ab Kiueu in a jeep ucuaeui ° Ridgway served y as Deputy Chief NO. 1)

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