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At or ner freezing late today. Part
ly clcady through Thursday with
snow flurries in the mountains.
Colder today and tonight. Continu
ed cold Thursday.
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ERWIN, DUNN FIREMEN COMPLETE LIFE - SAVING COURSE —The Erwin Fire Department, which organized Harnett’s first Rescue
Squad in 1960, has held the first in four courses, attended toy both Erwin and Dunn firemen. Instructor for the first series of classes was
Dawson Nethercutt of the State Insurance Commission. He is shown here with the firemen after presenting them certificates. Left to
right are, front row, squatting, John E. Norris, Jr., Lewis Joseph holding, Barry Glover, mascot, C T Tumage and Asst. Chief James Glov- <
er; center row, kneeling, Harry Duquette Charles Talley, Larry Johnson, Eugene Pope, Clebert Daniels, Larry Smith, Pat Jones and Leek .
Coats; standing, Rudy Stehenson, John E. Norris, Sr., Billy Butler, Rayvon Jernigan, Jesse Davis, Billy Barfield, Willis Meseer, Bruce Mo
Lamb, Kelly Home, Erwin Fire Chief R M New, Clifton Royals, H C White and instructor Nethercutt (Daily Record Photo toy Russell Bass
Calvin Wells, well known Dunn
businessman and realtors, will head
thja upcoming (Dunn Olrl Scout
fund drive starting this Saturday,
it was announced today.
A.t the same time, Wellons has
called a meeting of potential work
ers as a kick off affair for the
drive at the Chamber of Commerce
office at 7:0(1 Friday night.
He said today the meeting would
be a short one and that those at
tending will get out in time to at
tend the Staunton - Dunn Jayvee
football game %t 8 at Dunn High
School. 'y'i: Cit ■ 4
(Continued on Page 8ix)
Organized In 1960
By RUSSELL BASS FORD
One of the finest organisations
in Harnett County and one which
isn’t as yet fully appreciated by the
majority of citizens is the Erwin
Rescue Squad. Organized in I960
by the Erwin Fire Department, it
has already saved several lives.
R. M. (Red) New is chief of the
Erwin Fire Dept.
Part of the equipment is an
aluminum boat on .a trailer with
a jeep to pull it plus necessary
Judge Exonnerates Mrs. Helen Tripp
Mother Freed In
Mrs. Helen Tripp, 39 - year.old
Dunn woman, wag acquitted' in
Harnett Superior Court Tuesday
on charges of abandoning her four
children, oldest of whom is only
nine years old.
Judge WHS Burgwyn directed
the* "not guilty” verdict after As
sistant District Solicitor Jake Lamm
and private prosecutor Wiley Bo
wen of Dunn sent about a half
dozen witnesses to the stand.
Each of them testified they did
not regard the woman as a fit
mother and said she willfully a
bandoned the children Oh July 27
after previously announcing plans
to do so.
Indicted By Husband
The charge was brought against
the woman by her husband, Moses
Tripp, Jr. after she had indicted
him In a counter warrant on
charges of assaulting her. Both
were convicted in Dunn city court
and the wife appealed.
Defense Attorney D K Stewart
(Continued on Page Six)
grappling hooka, diving gear etc.
The main vehicle is a converted
ambulance that utilizes every cu
bic inch of available apace for
specialized equipment such as
complete first aid kids, respira
tors, lnhalators, pulmotor, cut
ting torches, axes and hatchets of
tool steel that can hack through
metal, hydraulic Jacks and all of
the other gear necessary to do
the job quickly.
Other features that add to the
efficiency of the equipment are
hundred foot hose extensions for
the torches, pulmotor and oxy
gen and the other respiration
equipment. These extensions
would be very useful if a man
a ere trapped at the bottom of a
hundred foot ravine In a wreck
ed car where he had to be cut
free by torches or If he were over
come by carbon monoxide at the
bottom of a hundred foot well.
Recuesitation could be started at
the bottom and continued on the
way up where seconds could be
the difference between life and
What really makes it tick as a
rescue squad is the planning that
went Into it whereby specialists
from every field were recruited.
There are experienced acetylene
men for the torches, electricians
Who could extricate a man from
a tangle of hot wires, engineers
end others who have gone and
(Continued on Page Six)
Non-Baptists Won't Be Allowed On Board
WILMINGTON (UFD — The
Baptist State Convention today
defeated a proposal to allow elec
tion of non-Baptiste and out-of
state resident* to the Wake Forest
College board of trustees.
The proposed amendment to
the Convention Constitution fail
ed to carry the necessary two
thirds majority of the 3,300 Bap
The messengers to the Con
vention began voting on the oon
troversial issue at 12:50 pja, BBT
after defeating a move to refer
the proposal Bade to a committee.
The proposal would have allow
ed at least tour non-Baptists to
serve on the board among M out
This proposal was a compromise
designed to allay fears of op
ponents to the move to allow non
Baptists to serve on the board of
trustees of. the largest Baptist
in North Carolina.
The Rev. Tom Freeman of
Dunn, « member of the board,
meanwhile moved that the Con
vention appoint • B - dumber
committee to study the original
proposal for one year.
Freeman’s motion was sailed on
the Study Committee to suggest
a program of academic develop
ment at Wake Forest aiming at
university status, under the pre
sent trustee structure and Con
Carolina Baptists opened on a
note of unanimity with the elec
tion of William Perry Crouch,
pastor of the First Baptist Church
of Asheville, as the Convention’s
new general secretary-treasurer.
The fireworks followed Tuesday
afternoon when the Wake Forest
proposal was put to the delegates.
Freeman told the Convention
that “Baptists are very wary of
: ' (Continued on Fags Six)
LEXINGTON (DPI) — Pleas of
innocent were withdrawn today by
three young Negroes accused of
killing a white man during a ra
cial riot here last June.
Two of the defendants, william
Chester Johnson and Rooseelt N.
Smith, changed their pleas to
guilty engaging in a riot, repre
senting a second major reduction
tn the charges against them.
The third, Joe Psole, entered a
plea of no contest to charges of
second-degree murder. x Solicitor
Lonnie Her bin Jr. originally
charged the three; with first-de
gree murder, reduced it Tuesday
to second-degree and agreed to
acceptance of the plea to lesser
charges today. t*-:
The change in pleas came afr
ter one hour and 18 minutes of
conferences between defense at
torneys and Herbin.
Asked To Keep
And Marry Her
MINNEAPOLIS Minn. (tJPI) —
The attractive dark-haired wife of
a -St. Paul truck driver said today
on the witness stand that she
ginned an offer from Tilmer Eu
gene' Thompson to set her up in
-She said she told the little St.
Paul criminal attorney "I’m not
interested in being kept” and hung
uk ^on him. v '
Mrs. Jacqueline OleSen, the
lqfig-awaited “mystery woman”
® the Thompson “murder for
hire” trial, nervously testified *to
many meetings with Thompson,
including one in which She said
he‘•Offered to put $10,000 in the
bank for her if “you would marry
me” or something to that effect.
She said she replied negatively
to that offer, also.
Thompson, 36, is accused of mas
terminding the murder of his pre
ty wife, Carol, 34, a housewife on
whom he had amassed $1,056,000
in life insurance. The state charg
es the motives for the slaying
were money and a mistress.
Prosecutor William B. Randall
has said he would prove Thomp
[ "Just give me” H more moffths” to
secure enough money for them
both to live on.
That conversation allegedly was
In January or February. Mrs. Ole
sen testified today that sometime
After last Christmas Thompson
called her about the apartment.
Carol Thompson was murdered by
a bludgeon-stabbing cm March 6.
Nervously rubbing her hands
down the side, of the witness box
— she had been crying outside be
fore being called as the state’s
38th witness — Mrs. Olesen testi
•fl told him I wasn’t Interested.
I was kinds mad. I said “You
think you can do anything with
your money and I’m not interest
ed In being kept.’ I hung up.”
. She said Thompson described
the building, said It had garages,
and joked about her not having
A car. She said she never went to
see the apartment.
After lunch one day in the sum
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IN OfltiiN DRAMA — Appearing a* Neill 8ykes in the Campbell
Player production «f Paul Green’* 'The Field God" at Turner Audi
torium Nov. 14-18 will be Lloyd Byrd of Dunn. Sue Johnson of Clin
ton (right) plays the feminine lead.
NEW CHAMBER OFFICERS — Pictured here with retiring President Herman Green, left, are
new officers of the Dunn Chamber of Commerce, elected this morning. Left to right are, Mr. GreOJj,
who has enjoyed a very successful year; Treasurer Earl H. Mahone, President Paul Perry; Vice Presi*
dent Ellis Barbour and Manager Charlie McCullers. (Daily Record Photo.)
Barbour Vice President, McCullers Renamed
Paul Perry, operator of Perry
Brothers Tire Service and one of
the town’s most active young ci
vic leaders, has been elected Pre
sident of the Dunn Chamber If
Commerce to succed Herman
Green for, the coming year.
He and other officers named to
day will be Installed formally at
the annual Chamber of Commerce
banquet on January 27th.
Ellis Barbour, well known local
insurance man and realtor was
named Vice President of the
Chamber for the Coming year
while Dunn banker Earl H. Ma
hon e was reelected treasurer.
The board retained General
Manager Charles L. McCuilers for
another 12 months.
New directors declared elected
P 0. Planning
Postmaster Thad Poe announced
today that Rural Mail Carriers and
Star Route Contractors will begin
distributing December 1, 1963,
Livestock Survey cards to farmer
patrons on their routes during the
week of November 18.
Your Post Office assists The De
partment of Agriculture each year
in making this and two other sur
Livestock cards returned to their
carrier will be mailed direct to
The N. C. Crop Reporting Service
in Raleigh. Information from each
card, if properly reported, will then
be tabulated and combined with
other reports to give indications
of changes in livestock on Tar Heel
Farms, These indications will also
be used to establish estimates of
the 1963 calf crop,' milk production,
lamb erop,. wyjol production, and
the fall pig crop as well as farm
ers Ians to have sows farrow in
(Continued on Page Six)
Go-Kart Was Hit
With Great Force
Members ef the family said to
day that Willard Whittenton. 13
year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Oras Whittenton, was operating
: his go-kart along the highway
about two miles from his home
When struck and fatally tejurod
Sunday afternoon by a speeding
A report appearing In several
(Continued on Page ShO
by the board meeting today were
J. M. Johnson, Roy Tew, Ray*
mond Cromartie, Jr., Paul Drew,
Abe Elmore, John T. Simpson and
Paul While. .... ..
The new directors were sfected
by balloting of the membership
(Continued on Page Six)
Anti - Communist Bill
Most Popular Law
North Carolina Senator Robert
B. Morgan of Lillington said today
the Ihw banning Communist and
fifth amendment pleaders from the
use of state facilities was “the most
popular piece of legislation in my
During his four-term legislative
career the senator has voted on
hundreds of pieces of legislation.
"But never in all my experiences,”
he said, “haye I had so many peo
ple approach me about any piece
of legislation as the anti-Commun
He sajd that of the hundreds
who have made a special point to
see him and discuss the bill “not
one single, solitary soul has been
against it; they all just want to
make sure that it is never repeal
(Continued on Page Six)
Cqrver Praises Thad Eure
Robbins Says Law
Wont Be Repealed
W D. Robbins of Willard, na
tional committeeman of the A
merican Legion, predicted here
last night that the North Caro
lina legislature “will never vote
to repeal the anti-Communist
In Dunn to adress a ladies’ night
supper of the American Legion,
Robbins added: “The reason the
legislature won’t repeal the law Is
because a vast majority of the' ci
tizens ire heartily in favor of it.”
Robbins said he had discussed
the law personally with PresHMnt
Bill Friday of the Greater Univer
sity and had made his position
clear to Friday.
“About the only people who *»
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Dunn Man Facing Trip!
Hinson Is Indicted ,
On Charge Of Fraud
The Harnett County Grand Jury
Tuesday returned a true bill of in
dictment charging Eugene C. Hin
son, former Dunn insurance man,
with filing a fraudulent insurance
claim and converting the money to
his own use. - " '
Hinson, popular Dunn youth and
•widely known; racihgcar driver
and sportsman, is the son of Har
vey T. Hinson of Dunn, Route 3,
prominent merchant, political lead
er and a member of the Sampson
County Board of County Commis
A capias for Hinson’s arrest 1*s
issued Immediately after g r a %fl
jurors returned their indictnJtt.
Dunn attorney D K Stewart, jjp
is defending Hinson, is exp^H
to ask postponement of the txtal
until the next term of HaiiMt