page has errors
The date, title, or page description is wrong
This page has harmful content
This page contains sensitive or offensive material
Click "Submit" to request a review of this page.
0 / 75
Gusty north easterly winds and
above normal tides continue In the
coastal area. Keep posted on the
latest advisories on Hurricane
Olnny. Weather over the state
mostly cloudy and cool today, to
night and Thursday with intermit
tent rain or drizrle likely.
TELEPHONE *92-1117 - M-I1U
DUNN, N. C. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 23, 1963
five cents pub COPY
Civil Session To Convene October 28
Only 2 Divorces—This Court
Only two divorce cases are doc
keted for trial at the civil session
of Harnett Superior Court which
will convene on Monday, October
28 In Lillington.
But don’t be misled into think
ing that all is marital bliss in the
good County of Harnett. Since the
county recorder’s court in Lilllng
ton was granted authority >to hear
divorce cases, Judge Robert Mor
gan is now hearing about a dozen
to every one tried in the higher
Judge Q. K. Nimocks of Fay
etteville will preside over the
term. Following is the calendar
released today by Clerk Elizabeth
Mon„ Oct. 28, Divorces
Olenwood C. Tew vs. Jo Ann
Moore Tew and Elsie Gray R.
Tripp vs. William Henry Tripp.
Virginia Surles vs. Joseph 8.
Cates: Lonnie W. Martin vs. Ora
Olivia Martin; Alfred M. Ivey et
al vs. Eugene T. Snead et al; Har
ry G. Stephenson vs. Russell Ho
well et al: Dr. W. B. Hunter vs.
Harnett County Board of Educa
tion; Fred Moore vs. tarry Walter
Brown et al: Harold Brown, Jr.,
ENF vs. Larry Walter Brown, et
al; and Martin Davis Byrd V«.
SMtve- B.~ Johnson. * "* -
Trial Docket * ‘
Walter D. Daffard, Admr. vs
Joe Harold Parnell et al; Noel
Dwight Bullock vs. Thomas Ric
By Hoover Aj«ai****
A VACATION IN ROME;
OTHER LITTLE NOTES
And now people are referring to
Dunn as “Dodge City."
LITTLE NOTES: Mr. and Mrs.
Calvin Wellons will fly to Rome
early in November for a vacation
of several weeks— His brother
Billy of Wellons Mercantile won
the trip in a Hotpoint sales con
test, decided he didn’t want to go
so gave the trip to Calvin .
Dunn’s tobacco market passed the
ten million-pound mark yesterday
.... Church Clerk George W.
(.To Jo) Williams will report to the
Little River Association next week
that Dunn’s Hirst Baptist Church
bad a highly successful year ....
Members of the local church, as
well as many other Dunn citizens,
are mourning the death of the late
Dr. W. R. Cullom, who is being
THING AM A JIGS: Mr. and Mrs.
EVerette McDonald of Erwin (he’s
the head mhat-cutter at Carl’s)
are celebrating the birth of a new
Continued on Page 6)
hard McFerron; Joseph M. Giles
et al vs. Nello L. Teer Co. et al;
Lewis Turnage et al vs. Nello L.
Teer Co. et al; Charlie Word et
al vs. James Anderson Cameron;
A. J. Collins et al vs. Clifford Ste
ve Thomas et al; Charles B.
Smith vs. Joyce Lee Harris; Lar
ry Lee Pate, BNP vs. Arthur Ed
win James et al; Irene Beasley
Johnson vs. Henry P. Johnson:
William Allen Jones vs. James G.
Allen et al; Lucille Jemigan vs.
(Continued on Page Six)
GETTING THE NHUS—Chicago was the first midwest city
to be visited by Viet Nam’s first lady, Madame Nhu, and
her daughter, Le Thuy. They were beseiged by reporters
when they arrived.
Awaiting Trial For Burglary
GREENVILLE (TJPI) _ A for
mer State Highway patrolman,
Greenville policeman and parole
officer hanged himself in the Pitt
County Jail here today while bring
held in connection with aburglary
Officers salr James Boykin, 33
hsed a mat ties* cover to form a
noose. Ht was found at 3:30 am.,
shortly after he was served break
Officers said Boykin left a note
for his wife and his attorney.
Boykin was arrested after he and
an accomplice were spotted in the
Belk-Tyler Department Store Sun
day morning. Boykin jumped from
a 15 - foot balcony and crashed
through a plate glass door before
Florida Placed On
MIAMI (UPI) — Florida’s east
coast from Cape Canaveral to
Fort Lauderdale was placed on
a hurricane watch today for mav
erick storm Ginny which showed
Oh signs of turning its 75 mile
an hour winds away from the main
"TJiere is a possibility that hur
ricane conditions may affect a por
tion of this ifaast area (watch
area) within 4 hours,” the Weath
er Bureau warned in an 11 a. m.
Persons in the watch area were
urged to keep posted on weather
reports “consider precautions and
safeguards and be ready for quick
action if hurricane warnings are is
sued Jater today.”
The hurricane was centered a
bout 155 miles east of the nation’s
big missile center at Cape Can
averal, near latitude 28.6 north,
longitude 78.0 west. It was moving
toward the southwest at 8 mph.
Space Center Prepares
Cbpe Canaveral began batten
ing down for a big Mow.
being apprehended some two blocks
from the scene.
He was jailed under $20,000 bond
but his accomplice escaped.
Elected To Office
Leaders of the Tuscora Council,
Boy Scouts of America, met last
week in Clinton and officers for
the council were elected.
J. T. Stallings of Smithfield was
elected president with Noel Au
man of Benson serving as vice
president. C. C. Cannady, Jr., and
Robert Denning from the Benson
area were elected to the executive
board from the Johnston District.
The council is comprised of four
counties - Duplin, Johnston, Way
ne and Sampson, with headquarters
Benson Troop 19 is sponsored by
the Benson Kiwknls Club.
Beulah Baptist Church six miles
east of Dunn will observe its an
nual homecoming on Sunday.,
The Rev. J. B. Pritchett, pastor
and the congregation cordially in
vite all former pastors, friends and
all singing groups to attend.
Lunch will be spread at 13:10
on the church grounds with spec
ial singing to follow in the after
Souped - Up Car
ROCKWELL. N. C. (UPI) — A
freckled, red - haired youth rob
bed the First Union National Bank
branch of an estimated <25,000 to
day and made a noisy getaway in
a souped up automobile equipped
with dual exhausts and loud muf
The FBI gave the estimate of
the amount taken in the robbery,
the third time within the past five
yeaais that the bank toad been
the target of holdup men.
Joseph Kissiah, special agent
in charge of the FBI office in
Charlotte, said the gunman was
in his early 20s and wore whjte
tennis shoes, a bulky cardigan
sweater, yellow shirt and black
trousers. He said the bandit was
about 5 - feet - 8 and weighed
about 170 pounds.
Agents said the bandit enter-,
ed the bank at 10:10 a. m„ pointed
a short, chrome - plated 88 cali
ber pistol at four employes and
two customers and ordered * teller,
Miss Mildred Schuping, to "fill up
the bags and keep quiet.”
Bank officials said htiss Schu
ping filled two brown paper bags
with “a considerable sum of mon
ey” and-the gunman fled in a 1982
vfhite im/pala super sports Chevro
let equipped with dual exhausts
and a loud muffler.
Woodson Stiller, who operates
a clothing store In Rockwell, said
the gunman dropped some of his
money after leaving the bank.
Stiller said the bandit dropped
the loot after bumping into him
as he was crossing the street.
The bandit. Stiller said, broke
into a run after he (Stiller) call
ed to him that he had dropped
some money. Stiller said the man
had more bags under his arms
but he was unaware at his time
that the bank had been robbed'.
Sources said about M.000 was
drooped bv the bandit as he fled
but bank employes remained quiet
about the holdup, pending comple
tion of the FBI investigation.
The Rev. Franklin Turnage of
Spring Lake, pastor of the Holland
Dale Advent Christian Church, is
speak ins at a revival this week at
Holly Grove Church near Benson.
The services will close Sunday
with Homecoming. Special singing
will highlight the afternoon and
dinner will be spread at noon.
The services are being held night
ly at 7:30. _____
Police Report On Thomas Shows:
Slain Policeman Linked With
White Woman: Made Threats
I Hi DAY THrWATWT CAM%*Friends.a«id neighbors watch the installation a* w**+r*m -<Mh* *»»* °*
Mrs. Lucy Peacock in the Newfon Grove community. Before then she ha^ td carry waffer several hundred yards from an open
well. Included in the photo above ore Marvin Godwin, a pump distributor; Frank Faison, Negro agricultural extension chair
man; Mrs. Peacock; and Dennis H. Tilford, Negro agricultural extension agent. *
Stoney Run Plans
Stoney Run Pentecostal Free-Will
Baptist Church on Route 5 will
observe it day of Homecoming Sun
This church has been a land
mark in the community for more
than a hundred years, said the
pastor Rev. D. E. Smth, and many
have gone out from its shelter to
different walks of life, who look
forward to returning to meet many
friends and to enjoy fellowship to
Rev. Smith will speak in the
eleven o’clock service, a picnic
lunch will be served in the educat
ional building. The afternoon will bt
given to special singing and words
from former pastors who might be
The public is invited to join in
this day of fellowship.
Mrs. Alice Butler is a patient in
Betsy Johnson Hospital.
Warren To Speak
At Spring Branch
On Sunday when historic old
Spring Branch Baptist Church,
Route 1, Dunn, holds Its 168th
homecoming, Dr. C. C. Vfan/en
will toe coming back to his child
hood church as guest speaker.
Born in 1896 on a cotton taim
In Sampson County, Dr. Warren
earned a law degree from Wake
Forest College In 1920 and hung
out his shingle *n Dunn.
J. N. Barnette, the Sunday School
pioneer who was to become secre
tary of the Sunday School depart
ment for the SBC Sunday School
board, was working in that area and
Warren became vitally interested
in Improving the Sunday School.
"We had one of the first stand
ard Sunday Schools to the state
at First Baptist -Church to Dunn
and I was superintendent,” Warren
proclaimed. “It led me to answer
(Continued on Bag* Six)
DK. C. C. WARBEN
Thanks To CP&L
For Mrs. Peacock
A widow who lives on a 19-acre
farm is pointing the way toward
a higher standard of living for
Sampson County Negroes.
Mrs. Lucy Peacock recently said
farewell to eight years of back
straining tedium when she turned
on a water spigot at her home in
the Newton Grove community. Be
fore then, she had to carry water
900 feet from an open well.
“X was tired of toting water and
I wanted to do something about it,”
Mrs. Peacock says.
Her doing something about it has
prompted1 four other families in her
community to install running water,
and more are expected as an inten
sive assault on outside water fix
tures begins to bear fruit.
An electric water pump exhibit
in the Clinton office of Carolina
power Light Company showed
that approximately 50 per cent of
the Negro families in Sampson
County did not have running water.
Jud Ammons, now acting director
of CP&L agricultural development,
decided to do something about the
He met with Frank Faison, Negro
agricultural extension chairman;
Dennis H. Tilford, associate exten
sion agent; and Ada D. Mills, home
agent. They called a meeting of re
presentatives from 21 Negro com
munities and discussed the prob
lem. The community leaders made
surveys to determine who did not
have running water and why.
Mrs. Peacock has a four - year
plan for a complete water system,
including a bathroom.
“We expect more and more fam
ilies to follow MTs. Peacock’s ex
The 4-H Annual Achievement
Program will be held this Thurs
day at 7:30 in the Lillington Fire
men’s Hut. Emphasis is being
placed on 4-H project work with
exhibits on display from 13:00 un
til after the program.
"Harnett County 4-H’ers have
(Continued on Page Six)
ample,” says Ammons. He points
out that the cost of her system was
less than $300.00, including a drilled
well, puimp, pipes, installation, and
three cabinets. ,
‘‘The average family can Install
running water for as little as the
price of a television set, and home
improvement loans are available
for those who can’t pay cash,” home
agent Mills says.
Former Dunn Policeman Ray
mond Thomas, who killed his wife
and then committed suicide here
early Tuesday morning after at
tempting to kill Police Chief Al
ton Cobb, was fired Oct. JO for
an alleged involvement with a
Dunn white woman and harrass
ment and attempts to become in
volved with two other white wo
City Manager Archie Uzzle and
Chief Cobb, who made the die
closures, also revealed reports
that Thomas had made threats on
the lives of Policemen Jack Black
and Donald Nordan for their in
vestigation of his activities which
led to his dismissal after 11 years
cm the force.
Thomas fired two shotgun blasts
into the automobile of Chief Cobb
in the business district of town
and then went to the home where
his wife was employed two blocks
away and 6tabbed her to 'death
before shooting himself with a
.25 calibre pistol.
The police chief miraculously
escaped death. The blast missed
his head only by inches.
Both Uzzle and Cobb described
Thomas as "am excellent officer”
up until the time his personal af
fairs "got mixed up” after his
wife left him. Names of the wo
men were not disclosed.
Uzzle said Thomas on Saturday
of last week requested1 a hearing
at the next city council.
Both the city manager and the
police chief said today that Tho
mas’ misconduct was serious
enough to require his dismissal on
the spot and this was done. At
(Continue® on Page Six) 1
Parker Fined $250 For Still
Man Bound Over
On Murder Count
Joseph Leggett of Route 2, Ben
son, 39-year-old Negro laborer,
has been bound over to Johnston
Superior Court without privilege
of bond on a charge of first-de
gree murder of Floyd Williams of
Route 2, Benson, 30-year-old Ne
Williams died in Duke Hospital
of a gunshot wound received In
the stomach on September 30.
Leggett was given a preliminary
hearing Friday in Benson District
Recorder’s Court before Judge C.
P. Trader, who found probable
William James McBryant of
Pocomoke, Md„ a Negro found
guilty of reckless driving, driving
without an operator’s license, and
improper equipment, was com
mitted to the reads for 30 days
after he was unable to pay a $60
fine and costs «nposed in his case.
Alsey Franklin Parker of Ben
son was convicted of possession
of a still, possession of illegal li
quor, and possession of the whisky
for the purpose of sale. He drew
a sir-month road term; suspend
ed on payment of a $360 fine and
J r. Barbour of Benson was
Judged guilty of possession of a
still and possession of liquor for
the purpose of sale. A six-month
road term was suspended on pay
ment of a $100 fine and costs.
Melton Lee of Pour Oaks was
found guilty of possession of a
still. He received a six-month road
sentence, suspended on payment
of a $100 fine and costs.
The Governor of District 773 of
Rotary International, Beverly G.
Moss of Washington, made his of
ficial visit to the local club yester
day and prior to the meeting con
ferred with club officers on Rotary
administrative matters and serivce
Mr. Moss, a past president of
the Washington Rotary Club, Is one
of 272 district governors who are
responsible for supervising activi
ties of 540,000 Rotartans In 13»
countries of the world.
John Parker, the club president,
presided at the 6:80 dinner meeting
at Porter’s Restaurant.
guest were John O. Thomas and
(Jordan Butler of Fayetteville.