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“MR. HENRY” HONORED Tuesday was
the 62nd birthday of W. H. Slocumb, popular
cashier of the First Citizens Bank and Trust
Company here and his co-workers didn’t forget.
After they finished counting money at the close
of the day’s business, they brought out a big beau
tiful birthday cake and let “Mr. Henry,” as they
affectionately know him, count the candles. Mr.
Slocumb, a veteran of 13 years service with the
bank. Is shown here slicing a piece of cake for
Vice President Earl H. Mahone, shown holding his
Jhsti be
Crafton Tart, who travels to the
big markets both north and south,,
has made an observation that cMls.<
for action on the part of Soqfe-r
body In Dunn—Crafton «
out that there are no
road signs anywhere outside the
immediate area giving the 1 mileage
to Dunn . “You can find dozens
of signs 75 and 100 milts away giv
ing the mileage to Sftiithfleld, Wil
son, Newton Grove, Fayetteville and
every other town except Dunn,”
points out the prominent Dunn
business man He cites the fact
that there Isn’t a single sign be
tween Dunn and Rocky Mount giv
ing the mileage to Dunn Those
signs are good advertising for a
town and Crafton thinks it ought
to be called to the attention of the
State Highway Department S;>
do we... A number of local people
are planning to attend the preview
opening of the new Eutaw Shop
ping Center in Fayetteville tonight
early In November ..It is one of
the most attractively designed
shopping centers In the southeast
and is located in the Eutaw section
on Bragg Boulevard ... Mrs. Ruby
Newsome advertised an apartment
in Monday night’s issue of The
Daily Record—She phoned back
Tuesday and requested: "Please
take it out. It was rented long ago
and my phone is still ringing.”...
Ruby says one insertion is all It
takes In The Record And Jim
my Suggs, livewire head of The
Suggs Company, says he advertised
an appliance he used as a demon
strator in The Record’s classified
column and not only sold it but
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Benson Says Politicians
Exaggerating Farm Issue
retary of Agriculture Ezra
T. Benson said today politi
cians are exaggerating the
plight of the nation’s farmp
Benson, central figure in the con
troversy about farm policies, de
clining farm income, prices of
farm produce, and the new pork
purchase program, aserted that
pollcitlcans are deliberately kicking
up a storm without cause.
"The farm program now in op
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empty plate at right. The cake was baked by Mrs.
Shirley Bass and Mrs. Maxine Whitman decorat
ed it. Shown in the picture are: Mr. Slocumb, Mr.
Mahone, Mrs. Phoebe Murphy. Mrs. Wilma O’Brien,
Mr. Whitman, Miss Barbara Parker, Miss Jean
Blackmon, Mrs. Evelyn Cameron, Mrs. Bass, and
Mrs. E. B. Graham. Two employees, Mr a Lou
Frances Royal and Ermon H. Godwin, cannot be
seen in the picture. Mr. Godwin, a banker by
profession and photographer by hobby, made this
Given Up As Dead,
Woman Is Revived^
SMITfifrIELD, N. C. (TP A woman whose doctor "be
lieved her dead after a 20-minute massage failed to re
store her heartbeat may have made the most complete
and dramatic recovery in medical annals, the doctor said
Dr. Wayne H. Stockdale had left
,dhe pktient and James Raynor had
dead. * Then nurses removing anes
thjftie 'apparatus noticed that she
had started to breathe again, the
doctor said. He immediately re
sumed the operation.
Mrs. Marjorie Barbour Raynor,
30, has made a recovery that is
“the most complete and dramatic
I know of.” Stockdale said.
He described it as “a miracle
of the Master’s work upstairs.” ,
Severe damage to the brain us
ually results when the heartbeat
stops for as long as seven minutes,
and if the patient survives he is
not mentally competent, the doc
tor said.
Erwin Gets Its
First Attorney
Erwin, a community of around
6,000 population, will soon gain its
first practicing attorney.
Charles Williams, who received
his oath as a new attorney on
October 19 before Superior Court
Judge Clawson Williams in Lil
lington, plans to open an office
shortly for the general practice of
law In Erwin. Williams said he
will locate his office In the Bank
Williams now is employed in the
protective service of the Harnett
eration is the result of a year’s
study and was adopted on a bi
partisan basis," Benson said in an
interview with United Press. “A
farm program should not serve
partisan political purposes.
“Yet a determined effort is un
derway to paint the picture blacker
than it really is.
Nat Helping Farmers
“Some politicians are not help
ing farmers much by their com
He answered with a grin only
when asked If he thought those
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“Her heart did not beat for
more thap 20 minutes, but she is
perfectly ratioial and normal,”
Sjjdckdale. saicLJ Mrs. Raynor can
“expect a deplete and normal
ifc? complications de
velop.” j V** -
Mrs,? 'Raynor had been critically
injured'ln a three-car wreck last
FrlSay. She was brought to John
ston Memorial Hospital suffering
from internal Injuries, including a
contusion of the heart. Stockdale
said he began an incision of the
abdomen to reach the heart and
other vital organs, but her heart
stopped beating before the incision
was completed.
It was then that he began the
20-minute massage of the organ
that was given up as futile.
County Welfare Department, a so
cial case work position he has held
while awaiting the August bar ex
aminations. He is the son of L. W.
Williams and the late Mrs. Wil
liams of near Lillington.
Following his graduation from
Lillington High School ih 1943, he
entered N. C. State College as an
Army cadet, and later served with
the Army of Occupation in Germa
ny for 26 months. He holds the
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persons who advocate a return to
60 per cent of party say it would
jack up farm Income.
Criticism of the administration’s
farm program has been severe.
Benson has been pressured by high
ranking politicians of both parties,
farmers and farm groups in the
Midwest, and others to do some
thing about the economic situa
tion of farmers.
An indication of the severity of
the pressure was the announce
ment late Wednesday that Benson
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Benson Speech f
Is Anxiously
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siders will be listening for
Agriculture Secretary Ezra
T. Benson’s
Minn., speech this week for
a tip on Republican plains
for dealing with organised
labor in next year’s pru
dential campaign.
Benson is scheduled to speak;
before a farm audience Friday
evening. His last previous speech
on farm prices aroused CIO Presi
dent Walter Reuther to sharp re
That speech was given Sept. 2fl
in New Orleans Before the Farm
Equipment Institute. Benson did
not place all the blame for the
high price of farm equipment on
union labor wage gains. But he
squarely placed some of the blame
Reuther 'challenged Instantly, in- ,
viting Benson to join him in urging
congressional investigation of wag
es. prices and profits in the steel,
automobile and farm equipment
industries. Meantime, the word in
Washington was that Benson had
not cleared his speech with the
White House where some of the
staff was represented as upset by
the secretary’s potshot at union
Politically .Extfloriv* The**
of, Benson’s ibdvlsere,
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ed the secretary to stick' to the
theme that some of labor’s gains
have been unwarranted and unfair
to both the fanner and the con
sumer. That is a delicate and po
litically explosive proposition. Ben
son stated it at New Orleans; with
special reference to farm Equip
ment and some parts of the food
indfistry in which he cited spe
cifically higher wage, handling
and transportation costs.
It has been suggested by some
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Veronica Lake
Suffers Attack
DETROIT (W Actress Veron
ica Lake collapsed in the lobby of
a downtown hotel early today and
was hospitalized with what doctors
described as a possible heart at
The 33-year-old stage and film
star was rushed to Receiving Hos
pital where a preliminary diagno
sis listed the attack as a probably
coronary occlusion.
She fainted as she entered the
lobby of the Barium Hotel and
complained of severe chest pains
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Schools Ready For
Halloween Events
Jumping the gun somewhat on
Halloween, Dunn schools will pre
sent the annual Halloween Carni
val On .Saturday night, October 26,
at the Armory.
Highlight of the evening, ac
cording to pert publicity chairman
Rita McLean, will be the finalizing
of results in a royalty-choosing
Not only a king and queen from
the high school, but a prince and
princess from the elementary
grades will be crowned. Students
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The annual Harvest Day sale at
Spring Hill Mehtodist Church near
Mamers will be held on Saturday,
October 39. a barbecue and chick
en salad dinner will be served
for one dollar a plate, and auction
of farm and home products will
be conducted from 10 a. m. to
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River Baptist Association broke up yester day,l
plans were laid for the meeting a year from now
on October M and 31, 1956. Prominent at this
year's conference were (from left) Moderator H.
Paul Strickland, Dunn; Julious Holloway, associ
ate nal missionary, Buie’s Creek; Robert Morgan,
LUUngton, secretary of the Association; Rev. For
rest Maxwell, pastor of the First Baptist Church
Baptists { Report Big Gains;
Kehame t Association Officers
Record Staff Writer
Nearly 500 pjgepjbns attend
ed for all or part'qf
day session of thle Little . Riv
er Baptist Association on
Tuesday and Wednesday of
this week.
Yesterday afternoon an election
of officers was held and the top
leaders in the association, includ
ing Moderator H. Paul Strickland
and Vice-Moderator E. P. Russell
were re’elected.
Mr. Strickland, Dunn attolney
and Judge of Recorder’s Court
here, has been prominent in Bap
tist activities. He was (first elected
to the Moderator post last year,
succeeding Dr. Leslie H. Campbell
of Campbell College who served for
17 years.
(Rev. E. P. Russefll Is the pastor
of Dunn's First Baptist Church.
The association also reelected
Robert B. Morgan, Lllltnglton, as
secretary, Berles Johnson, Buie’s
Creek, as treasurer, Lonnie Small
as head of the Training Union
(Conttnaed on Page Two)
themselves are choosing the fin
alists for these titles, but the pub
lic wll make the final selection.
The Saturday night carnival is
intended, said Miss McLean, “to
give the young people of our town
some sort of planned entertain
ment for Halloween."
It will open at 8 p. m. and close
at 11. Admission for students will
be twenty-five cents, thirty-five
for adults. Stunts and games are
being planned by various grades.
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•noon and from 1 p. m. to 4 p. m.
All proceeds will go toward the
church building fund.
ing demonstration on ’Sweet Po
tatoes in the Menu” given on Tues
day by Miss Thelma Hinson, home
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in Erwin; Ernest P. Russell, vice-moderator, pas
tor of the First Baptist Church in Dunn; Series.
Johnson, treasurer of the association; and Rev.
G. Van Stephens, pastor of the First Baptist
Church in Angler. Rev. Stephens gave an ad
dress yesterday and the association also heard
from E. L. Spivey, executive secretary of the state
Fired Bapker Rqms
Plane Into Bank
LOS ANGELES (IP) A disgruntled flier killed him
self when he apparently deliberately crashed his small
rented plane into the airport bank branch where he was
fired as a teller Tuesday, police said today.
Merger Near
NEW YORK (IP) George Meany,
president of the American Federa
tion of Labor, said his union and
the Congress of Industrial Organ
izations have “practically complet
ed” arrangements to merge into a
giant single union.
The AFL - CIO, as it is to be
known, will have a membership of
about 14 1-2 million workers.
Meany, who will head the com
bined union, and Walter Reuther,
head of the CIO, discussed the
pending merger at a news confer
ence late yesterday. Reuther will
be one of 27 vice presidents of the
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Tried In Death
Os A 'Sex Star'
haired Katherine Haynes, 28, sat
sobbing in court today as her hus
band accused her of slaying the
19-year-old girt whose ‘ nb’.'-
lties” he had openly extolled.
Defense counsel for Mrs. Hay
nes, on trial for the murder of
Nancy Penton last July 19, introdu
ced an almost nude photograph of
the girl, which Mrs. Haynes’ hus
band, Willis. 32. acknowledged hav
ing shown to his wife.
Mrs. Haynes, who is pleading
temporary insanity, sobbed: “It’s
one thing to have a wife and an
other thing to have sexual love for
someone." She has admitted break
ing into Nancy’s furnished room
and shooting her with a 22 caliber
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The only injured person was the
bank official who fired the crash
victim, Benjamin Fauth.
“He apparently tried to get even
with the bank,” said A. L. Wagnon.
one of the investigating officers at
the crash scene yesterday.
“That’s only a guess, of course,
but he apparently had some reason
to fly into it.”
Fauth, 29, was killed instantly in
the crash of the single-engined
Aeronca plane into the Bank aif
America’s International Airport
branch. Police and Civil Aeronaq,’-
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Four Oaks Farmer
Invents Crop Meter
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A Four Oaks cotton and tobacco farmer, who has
a degree in agricultural education from North Carolina
State, has come up with something that would probably
pleas®.his professors.
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NO. 238
Stiff Warning
Delivered At
First Session
bluntly told the Soviet Un
ion today the Big Four must
agree on German unity and
European security before
there can be “further prog
ress” in easing the cold war.
The warning came at the open
ing session of the Big Four foreign
ministers conference in the ornate
hall of the Palais des Nations.
From the start, Britain. Franca
and the United States were ready
to offer the Soviet Union a package
guarantees in return for German
unification on western terms.
But as U. S. Secretary of State
John Foster Dulles, Soviet Foreign
Minister V. M. Molotov, British
Foreign Secretary Harold Macmil
lan and French Foreign Minister
Antoine Pinay convened, their dis
cussions were dogged by other
There was a threatened danger
of new war in the Middle East,
and a new governmental crisis in
Decide On Details
In his opening statement Pinay.
the chairman, said:
“It is clear that on . .German
unity and security, there is no
obstacle to an immediate decision
on the details of a plan destined
to ibik the realiaatlo nos German
unity to the elaboration of a secur
ity System.
“Ip the absence of such a deci
sion, no later progress would be
possible" '
As an inducement to Molotov,
Pinay added that the plan would
be carried out progressively, taking
account of everyone’s "legitimate
interests,” ®nce the decision Is
madej: .
Macmillan reitejfated that the
West; was.. re%dy 'to make every
Effort her# to” keep the world on
the road to peace despite a back
ground of new dangers.
‘We must recognize that there
are considerable gaps between the
positions hitherto taken by the
Western powers and by the Union
of Soviet Socialist Republics,” he
said. “We believe that these can
be bridged, and we are determined
to make every effort to achieve
retary of state Dean Achescn
called today for election of a Dem
ocratic president because Republi
can “imaginative thinking has
dried up.”
Ache-son. who served as Presi
dent Truman’s secretary of state
from 1949 to 1953, said the Eisen
hower administration’s foreign pol
icy “has coasted on the momentum
of past initiative.”
It’s a counter, operating some
what like a speedometer, which the
inventor claims will give the to
bacco farmer an exact measure
ment of his planting, and tell him
when to lay off so he won’t exceed
his allotted acreage.
Jesse Lassiter said he first be
came aware of the disruptions
caused by not knowing exactly
what acreage had been planted
while he was giving on-the-farr*
instruction to veterans.
“My biggest problem,” he
“was worrying whether I was cut*
ting my own dwindling allotment!
short by two or three tenths of sq|
acre or over-planting and being rrnm
quired to destroy the excess"
His feeling about the Row Crof
Meter he has designed (a few of
which, he says, will be available
to farmers this year):
"I am certain 1 would ha v #

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