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Partly cloudy through Tuesday
with chance of widely scattered
showers mainly to west portion
this afternoon and orer the state
tonight. Cooler Tuesday. ,
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ministry, served his first pastorate at Spring Branch Baptist Church. He went on to become president
of the Southern Baptist Convention, largest Protest int body in the world. Sunday, he returned to de
liver the Homecoming address at Spring Branch. Lift to right are Rev. Gary Long, pastor, Dr. Warren,
and Mack M. Jemigan of Dunn, who introduced hij longtime friend. (Daily Record Photo by Russell
Large Crowd Hears Warren
At Spring Branch Homecoming
; Approximately 450 people attend'
ed the Observance of the 168th
! Homecoming of Spring Brandi
Baptist church on Route one, Dunn
Man Slain Over Drink of Whiskey
Dunn Man Jailed
In Fatal Knifing
David Jones, 38-year-old Dunn
man, was Jailed here Sunday night
after admitting the fatal stabbing
of Oscar Earl McLamb, M, In an
argument over a drink of whiskey
..Harnett Coroner W. A. (Bill)
Warren and Rural Policeman Car
son Hall said Jones admitted the
killing to than In the presence
of three other witness*.
Jones told them that McLamb.
who had been living with him in
ti)e Jones home three miles south
qjT Dunn for about ten days, had
Reused him of hiding his whiskey.
He said an agrument followed and
that he cut McLamb after McLamb
advanced on him with a pocket
knife and struck him In the mouth.
Policeman Hall said, however,
that the small penknife in McLaxnb’a
pocket had not been opened, that
he had no other weapon and there
were no signs of a scuffle.
McLamb died about T pm. in
Betsy Johnson Memorial Hospital
here with a ten-inch slash across
his stomach and a stab in his
Mrs. Jones told officers that when
the row started she went into the
house and closed the door and did
not see it. Jones claimed he hadn’t
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Friends and former members, a
k>ng with tile Spring Branch emi
gration returned to the historic old
church site to fellowship with one
another and to hear one of their
own former members Dr. Casper
Ci Warren.
Dr. Warren who now resides in
Charlotte, was originally from
Dunn and the Spring Branch area.
He is a fottner president of the
Southern Baptist Convention.
Services began with Sunday
School at 9:45 a. m„ followed by
Worship at 11 a. m. Special music
was rendered by “The Men’s Quar
tet” and the church choir, intro
duction of the Quest Speaker was
made by Mr. Mack M. Jemigan of
Dunn. |'
A bountiful lunch ms enjoyed
by all at 13:1b p. m.
To complete the day a memorial
service was held at 1:30 p. m. with
Dr. Warren giving tile Invocation
and A special message for the Oc
casion ms brought by the pas
tor the Rev. C. Oafy Long.
The Benediction was given by
The Congregation singing “God Be
With Tou."
f.irst Session At Buie's Creek, Second In Dunn
baptist Event Opens Tuesday
The Rev. Don C. Austin of
6reensboro and Dr. Percival Per
of the history department of
'Wake Forest College will be
among the speakers at the 88th
annual session of the Little River
Baptist Association. Dr. Herbert
Oockburn of Campbell College,
former missionary in Argentina,
Will bring tne missionary address
St the first day’s session at the
file’s Creek Baptist Church,
Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.
The annual sermon on Baptist
doctrine will be delivered by the
Rev. Howard Beard, pastor of the
Coats Baptist Church, at 11:45.
..Special music will be rendered
by the Campbell College Choir un
tor the direction of Dr. Paul Yo
, jhe second day’s session will be
£$d at the First Baptist Church
of Dunn with the missionary ser
njon being delivered by the Rev.
r. B. Akins, pastor of the Har
mony Baptist Church. A great deal
ijjf jnttreit will tow owtmd on tin
report on Christian Education,
which comes at 10:00 a.m. on
Wednesday. Speaking on the
Wake Forest trustee proposal will
be Dr. Perclval Perry, a teacher
of history at the college.
Dr. Perry la a native of South
Carolina and is a graduate of
Wake Forest College with post
graduate degrees from Rutgers
Continued on Page 8)
Allegedly Plan
Slaying Of
Heiress- Wife
Irani a ol a major murder trial
same to thle Twin Cities today
with a socially prominent youngt
sriminal lawyer lacing a charge
ie did away with his attractive
roung wife who was insured for
nore than $1 million.
The affaire 8t. Paul - dubbed
‘murder for hire” by the news
papers — now begin*. The stage
is set. The handsome Judge. Th*
little paneled courtroom. The gris
ly photos of the dead one as shg
was dying. The off-stage noise of
the armored truck that will rumUf
and clank, bearing witnesses with
i reported price of $4,000 on their
heads, from the 8t. Paul jail to
the witness room here.
The theater is a pink granite,
behemoth of a building - com
monly called “the courthouse” '-f
done 57 years ago in architecture pl
early beer - baron bent, and top
ped by a high, thin clock-and-bsU
tower that aspires grandly toward
heaven like an admonishing finger
of Justice raised over the down
town skyline. The flag ripples a-'
live from a tottering pole at the
The defendant is Tolmer Eu
Cotton we
*aul, then
aw school
•lasses, and
narrled Carol
TewasSSed "Cotton” as a kid,
tnd close friends still call hire
„to college in M.
his way through
attending night
in 1955. He had
_heir to an
stimated milllon-dollar fortune of
ier parents, when they were sop
tomores at MscAlester College,
rnd she had dropped out of school
By 1962, Cotton was the bene
tciary of 91,061.009 in total ta
il ranee in force on his wife.
His own life was Insured fOr
1040,000. “Oood protection: for us
itvf our children.” he said.
He and his .wife sane in the
hfttr of Edgcumbe Presbyterian
Jhuich. H# became « church elder.
Ie was attorney for her parents
Otto Swoboda is a plumbing cor
rector and had a rising criminal
ourtroom practice). He estimated
lis warty income plus money Carol
•ot from a trust at $45,000.
Hs is tabbed hr the State as
nasterminding a bungled murder
ilot that, through conspiracy with
wo others, sent Carol staggering
nto a neighbor’s house with her
lead and face bludgeoned and
hree Inches of a knife blade brofc
•A off in her severed windpipe.
After preliminary argument be
ore District Court Judge Hold
"osseen on a defense motion that
(Oootinusd on ruga Mi)
hairman of Harnett's Board for 17 Years
art Rites
11 A. M.
7 ' ok#
From Across The State and Throughout Harnett
Hiah Tributes Paid To Tart
Tributes to the life and long
years of public service rendered
by the late Lofton A. Tart poured
in today from people In all walks
of life in every section of Harnett
end from across the State as well.
Harnett Democratic Chairman
Gregory Renamed
By Farm Bureau
The Harnett County Harm Bu
reau Thursday night re-elected
Carson Gregory of Grove town
ship as the new president.
Other new officers elected at
the annual meeting that attracted
over 300 at the LilUngton school
cafeteria were: Leo Barbour,
Black River, first vice-president;
Floyd M. Allen, Bunnlevel, sec
ond vice-president, and Jarvis
Pleasants, Orove, third vice-presi
. Directors chosen by members
from each township were: Averse
boro, O. K. Pops; Anderson Creek,
Carroll Wood; Black River, Leo
Barbour; Buckhom, Bverett Bar
nes and Jarvis Plsaaaats; Hec
tor's Ctresk, Heka talth and V. 4
Catten; Johnsonville, H. U West;
Lillington, Bobby Wicker and J.
A. Sen ter; Neill's Creek, Berles
Johnson; Stewart’s Creek, F. M.
Allen and Thomas Byrd; Upper
Little River, Curtiss Parker and
Tommy Thomas.
Mrs. M. M. Jernlgan of the Ep
hesus community Lllllngton, Rt.
2, was re-elected chairman of the
women's auxiliary of the Farm
Mrs. Irby Walker of Raleigh,
State Director of women’s activi
ties made the feature speech chal
lenging farm people*, to make their
organised voice heard Ih America
In proportion to other groups.
Charlie Russell, State FB official
also gpofea,
Neill McK. Rosa of Lillington,
who la also county attorney, led
off the tributes ny praising Mr.
Tart as “one of our ablest and
most dedicated public officials.’’
“Mr. Tart was one of those in
dividuals,” said Mr. Ross, “who
was even bigger than his party.
He never forgot the little man.
Harnett County has lost one of
Its greatest and every citizen of
the county has lost a friend.”
County Commissioner Jack
Brock of Erwin announced this
morning that the county court
house will be closed Tuesday from
10 a.m. until 1 pjn. in tribute to
Mr. Tart and to enable Harnett’s
official family to attend the fune
ral services. The new impressive
and handsome courthouse was re
built and modernized during
Tart’s chairmanship.
The funeral will be held at 11
am. at Hood Memorial Christian
Church in Dunn, of which Tart
had been a guiding light for ever
a half century, is new wing of the
church several years ago was
named In his honor.
State Senator Robert B. Morgan
of Uljington, noting that Mr.
Tart bad served for 17 years as
chairman of the Harnett County
Board of Commissioners, longer
than any other man in history,
described his death as “a real Mow
and a great loss to all of ua’V
“No man,” said Senator Mar
gan, “ever served his political par
ty or his county with greater de
votion than Lofton Tart. Though
past 80 years in age, he was still
a man of young and progressive
(Continued on Page Six)
Veteran Dunn
Leader Dies
After Illness
Lofton A. Tart, Sr., 84, president
of The Commerical Bank in Dunn,
and chairman of the Harnett
County Board of Commissioners
for the past 17 years, died Sunday
night about 8:45 in Betsy Johnson
Memorial Hospital in Dunn.
The prominent Dunn banker,
churchman, civic, business and pol
itical leaded had been HI for the
past several weeks but left the hos
pital long enough to preside during
the morning session at the last
meeting of the county board.
For more than two decades, Mr.
Tart had played an Important role
in practically all the public affairs
of Dunn and Harnett. He first
joined the county board of com
missioners in 1946 and had never
been opposed for renomination.
He was a native of adjoining
Sampson County, son of the late
Stockton and Celestial Denning
Tart, but had spent most of his
life in Dunn, in his earlier yean,
be served as Dunn’s first Chief of
Most of his business career was
as a farmer and lumberman anti]
1945, when he acquired controlling
Interest in The Commerieal Bank.
At the time of his death, he owned
all but a few shares of the bank’s
stock. The bank has more than
tripled in size and assets since he
took over.
Devoted Churchman
A State-wide leader in file
Disciples of Christ denomination
Mr .Tart had held practically every
office in Dunn’s Hood Memorial
Christian Church here and the
church’s new educational wing was
named in his honor. He was also
a member of the board of trustees
of Atlantic Christian College, the
denomination’s school at Wilson
and had also served as vice chair
man of that board. He had been a
trustee of the college for over 25
years. _ ,
He was the last surviving charter
member of the Dunn Rotary Club,
had a record of many years perfect
attendance in the dub until recent
ly. In 1937 he and District Gov
ernor J. Shepard Bryan of Dunn
represented North Carolina Rotar.
ians at the International Conven
tion of Rotary in Nice, France.
He (had also attended Inter
national conventions of Rotary b>
(Continued on Page Six)
Dr. Gerald James
Paid High Honor
Dr. Gerald James, head of the
James Chiropractic Clinic In
Dunn, has been named "Doctor
of the Year” by the North Caro
lina Chiropractic Association for
his outstanding sendee to the pro
fession during the past year.
The award was presented to the
popular Dunn chiropractic physi
cian at the 47th annual Fall Con
vention of the Association held
during the weekend in Charlotte.
Making the presentation to Dr.
James was Dr., Ramey Kemp of
Mocksvllle, chairman of the Doc*
tor of the Year Committee, who
pointed out that Dr. James had
been unanimously selected as the
doctor who had rendered greatest
service to the profession and to
the public during the past year.
“Dr. James," he said, , “ha*
worked unceasingly for the asso
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