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Generally fair with diminishing
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TELEPHONE 892 - SU» — 892 - 3118
DUNN, N. C. THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 5, 1964
FIVE GENTS PER COPY
FIRST RUBY WITNESSES—Pictured outside the courtroom are four witnesses for the prosecution in the Jack Ruby trial
in Dallas. All employes of a newspaper’s advertising department, they are (left to right): Don Campbell, Billy A. Rea,
Georaia Mavnr and .Tnhn Nnwraart •
Two different events are sche
| duled in Harnett Friday by support
[ ers of gubernaitorial candidate Dr.
I. Beverly Lake.
Charlotte attorney Allen Bailey,
j State campaign manager for Dr.
; Lake, will be here to attend both
A Ladies-for-Lake Tea will be
> held Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’
) clock in the conference room of
Home Savings and Loan Associa
tion on E. Broad Street. County
Manager Staley Spence said all
ladies are invilttd and urged to at
On Friday night at 8 o’clock, a
; county - wide organizational meet
j ing of the Lake forces will be held
; in the county courthouse at Lllling
Spence said every section of the
1 county will be represented.
Man Is Badly
Leroy (Pete) McNeill, 30, of
i Granville St. Dunn, is in Memorial
I Hospital at Chapel Hill as the re
| suit of burns received when his
clothing caught fire at the home
Dunn police said McNeill, alone
I at the time, apparently had been
smoking as nothing in the house
; was burned except his clothing and
a small burn found on the chair
In which he was sitting. He evident
ly had gone to sleep.
Earlier in the day, McNeill had
taken his wife (to Duke Hospital at
Durham for treatment.
; McNeill is employed by Buddy
Jemigari, local plumber.
Witness Says He Cursed Oswald
Ruby'Planned Three Shots
DALLAS (UPI) —Jack Ruby cur
sed Lee Harvey Oswald and said
‘‘I intended to shoot him three
times” a few minutes after he put
a bullet into the accused assassin,
a detective testified today at his
Detective Don R. Archer, who
was guarding the jail office door
on the morning of Nov. 24, said
HoffaSays: Trial Unfair'
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (UPI) —
“It was unfair ... a railroad job
in my opinion. Of course, we will
A small quantity of non tax
paid whiskey was found at the 421
Club (or The Place) on 421 High
way west of Dunn this morning
when treasury agents executed a
federal search warrant.
No arrests were made, said Art
Bryant, agent in charge of the
post, ut one or more arrests are
expected a “little bit later.’> Bry
ant said they had received several
complaints about the establish
Sherrill Coats is the owner of
the business which is run jointly
by he and James W. Parker.
Bryant said 2V6 gallons of whis
key were destroyed.
Making the search were Bryant,
Richard Hearn of Charlotte, form
er head of the local post, and ABC
Officer Woodrow Herring.
f Prizes Galore For Students
Big Poster Contest
To Aid Campaign
g The phenomenally enthusiastic
nterest that has been generated,
• hroughout Dunn, by the prospect
j if a new and modem hospital, lor
? ur town, does not seem to stop
rith the adults in our community.
j “he young people have now “pick
d - up the torch." Busy hands
t the Wayne Avenue School are
work on posters designed to 11
_te the Hospital Bond Issue’s
tral theme ‘. • “Building lor a
James Yates, manager of the
Dunn and Stewart Theaters, offi
cially announced Wayne Avenue
School’s Hospital Bond Poster
Contest today. Mr. Yates initiat
ed the action which has caused
the youngsters to suddenly be
Bach child has been requested
to design hig or her poster by
March 13 1. at that time they will
Le collected, for judging at Wayne
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That was Teamsters boss James
R. Hoffa’s angry reaction to his
conviction Wednesday by a federal
court jury on two counts of jury
Held in technical custody for two
and one half hours, Hoffa was re
leased under $75,000 bond and did
not appear discouraged by the
verdict. “I pity those who do not
have the funds to go to appeals
courts,” he said.
Federal Judge Frank Wilson gave
attorneys 10 days to file motions
for a new trial. He scheduled a
further hearing today on a defense
moticn that the case be thrown
out because the government ille
gally spied on the defense.
Wilson had refused to hear argu
ments on the motion during the
trial, but began hearing them Wed
nesday while the jury was deli
Hoffa faces a maximum penalty
of 10 years in prison and a $10,000
fine on the two counts. Following
normal procedure, it was expected
to be several weeks befo'e Wilson
Under the bylaws of the Team
sters international union, the na
tion’s largest union,any officer
convicted of a felony can be re
moved from office, but no action
is expected, at least until Hoffa ex
hausts hi* appeals.
Hoffa said he had no intention
of resigning. “Pespite what you like
to think . . . the members will be
behind Hoffa all ithe way,” he said.
The conviction was the first the
government has been able to win
against the tough little union lead
er in six different indictments
over a seven-year period.
Chief federal prosecutor James
Neal said he did not consider it
“a joyous occasion” but he later
was seen handing out cigars to hi3
In Washington, Atty. Gen. Ro
bert F. Kennedy, whom Hoffa ac
cused of leading a "personal ven
detta" against him, praised the gov
ernment’s proseemtion team.
that 12 seconds after Ruby fired the
shot, the slayer uttered the words:
“I hope I killed the son of a
L. C. Graves, a detective who was
guarding Oswald, testified that mo
ments after the shdoting of the
accused assassin, Ruby “kept pull
ing and squeezing on the trigger.”
Only one shot was fired, how
Archer, under questioning by
Dist. Atty. Henry Wade, said Ruby
uttered the “son of a biitch” phrase
as the 24-year-old Marxist misfit
lay writhing on the cement floor
of the jail basement.
Within thitee to five minutes
after the shooting, Archer said, he
and police Capt. Glen King and.
another detective hustled Ruby into
an elevator and took him upstairs
to the Jail.
Archer said he turned to Ruby
and said, “I think you killed him"
“He said, ‘‘I inteded to shoot
him three times’,” Archer testified
Defense lawyers protested bitter
ly that Archer could not make that
statement in court because Ruby
was under arrest at the time and
anything he said then could not be
held against him in court.
Judge Joe B. Brown ruled that
Archer’s statement was admissible
The defense, whi ;h argues that
Ruby was suffering from an epilep
tic spasm and did not know right
from wrong, intensely cross-exam
•WASHINGTON (UPI) — De- !
ftlnae Secretary Robert S. McNa- '
mara said today that North Viet
namese assistance to Communist j
f.merrillas in South Viet Nam had
iacreasecl during the past six
At a news conference prior to
leaving for another of his fact
finding missions to South Viet
Nam, McNamara said that wea
pons being supplied the Viet Cong
guerrillas by North Viet Nam ob
viously were manufactured in
McNamara, together with Gen:
Maxwell D. Taylor, chairman of
the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and oth
er top officials, leave here at mid
night for a crucial size-up of the
war in Viet Nam.
McNamara said that while he Is
in South Viet Nam, on a visit that
probably will last a week, he would
examine the volume, character
and trend of North Vietnamese
support to the Viet Cong.
He cited these weapons recently
detected in South Viet Nam and
described as being of Red Chinese
— Recoilless guns of 15 mili
— Heavy machine guns.
_ “Sophisticated” mines for use
in water and on land.
— “Sabotage devices with “ad
vanced timing mechanisms."
Tne pre-school conference and re
| gistration day will be held at Mag
! nolia Avenue School next Tuesday
| at 9 A. M.
I Children will be registered for
I school health problems discussed,
| and parents will become acquainted
with the first grade program.
Children must be six years old on
or before October 16, 1964, before
| they can attend school for t he
1964-1965 school term.
The General Statutes of North
! Carolina require that all children
i be immunized against whooping
j cough, diphtheria, tetanus, polio,
and small pox. Teachers will have
to have a complete immunization
record and a birth certificate for
each child before he or she can
attend school next fall.
Pre - school children and their
parents are invited to stay for
lunch on Pre - School Conference
and Registration Day. Children’s
lunches are 25c. Adult lunches are
If you have not secured a form to
fill out about your child, one can
be obtained at Magnolia Avenue
School. Please return these forms
to the school as soon as possible.
ROCK WTT.T. S. C. (UPI) — A car operated by a stock car
racing driver hit and’killed a man and his grandson near here today.
The Highway Patrol said a car driven by Irvin Carpenter of Rock
Hill ran over and killed Julian M. Sims, 48, of Newport and his
grandsont William A. Sims, 5.
UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (UPI) — Secretary General Thant
was expected to name Jose Rolz-Bennett of Guatemala today as med
iator in the Cyprus crisis.
SEWANEE, Tenn. (UPI) — A former Senate page Boyd
Ritchie said Wednesday night that he once had $50 taken out of
his pay on the instructions of former Democratic majority secretary
Bobby Baker and he told Lyndon Johnson, then vice president, about
it. Johnson, he said, interceded in his behalf and the $50 cut was
WASHINGTON (UPI) — Gen. Douglas MacArthur will
undergo surgery Friday at Walter Reed Hospital where he is under
treatment for jaundice, it was announced today. t t
NEW YORK (UPI) — President Johnson arrived here to
day in spite of bad flying weather to attend funeral services for the
wife of his close political friend, Mayor Robert F. Wagner.
Dr. Lake Picked A Winner; Sampson Native Here T omorrow
Political War Tame Affair
For Scrapper Allen Bailey
Charlotte attorney Allen A.
Bailey, as State campaign manager
for Dr. I. Beverly Lake, is engaged
In one of the toughest, hardest
fought gubernatorial battles in the
long history of North Carolina.
But for Bailey, a fighter in the
Pacific for. two and a half years
during World War II and a tough
fighting trial lawyer in the court
ALLEN A. BAILEY
Miss Ezzell Is Vice President
Norwood To Head
Joe Norwiod, prominent Lilling
ton business and civic leader, is the
new president of the Lillington
Chamber of Commerce, it was an
nounced today by Mrs. Nell Taylor,
Mr. Norwood is general manager
of Norwood Brick Co., one of the
county’s largest industries.
His election as president followed
the tally of mail votes for five new
directors, each fj»r a thre)e-year
term. The new directors are Miss
Flossie Ezzell, Ray Womble, Ro
bert Redfern, Dr. Grover Pate and
President Norwood succeeds re
tiring president Bob Redfern, un
der whose leadership the chamber
enjoyed a very successful year.
Other new officers are: Ray
Womble, vice president, Miss Flos
sie Ezzell, secretary - treasurer,
and Mrs. Taylor, re-elected execu
tive secretary of the organization.
The new directors join ten other
The Harnett County Health De
partment announces the Rabies
Clinic to be held by the County
Rabies Inspectors. All dogs over
six (6) months of age are required
to be vaccinated. During the clinic
if rabies vaccine good for three
(3) years will be used. A tag and
certificate will be furnished with
each vaccination. All owners must
furnished certificate to the county
dog warden. Vaccination at the
clinic will cost one dollar and a
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directors of the chamber whose
terms have not yet expired. Those
with one year still to serve on the
board are: Nor woo, Johdnnie Wil
bourne, Roy Harvell, Billy Sexton
and George Carroll.
Directors who still have two years
to serve are: Bill Randall, Edgar
Bain, Fred Sexton, Elliot Johnson
and Charlie Hamilton. ”
Those whose terms expired and
were not eligible for reelection
were: Duncan P. Ray, B. R. Sitone,
Casey S. Fowler and Clifton Brock.
rooms for Ule past « years, iuu
political war is mild.
‘■Real tame, so far,” he says.
He candidly predicts It might
get a little more lively before the
last votes are counted, also that
Dr. Lake will win the governor
Bailey has a well-established,
almost legendary reputation for
He’s one of the top trial attor
neys in the State and known far
beyond the State for his notable
courtroom victories. His success in
the courtroom has been almost
IN HARNETT TOMORROW
Mr. Bailey will be in Harnett
Friday in behalf of Dr. lake, in
Dunn for a Ladies-for-Lake social
hour in the conference room of
Home Savings and Loan Associa
tion at 3 p.m. and at the county
courthouse in Lillington for a
county-wide organizational meet
ing at 8 p.m.
Hig visit to Dunn will be almost
like a homecoming for Bailey, who
grey up in neighboring Sampson
County and proudly regards this
section of State as “home.”
“I have a tremendous love for
Eastern North Carolina and par
ticularly Sampson for without the
help of many, many fine people
there, I wouldn’t be here today,”
Dr. Lake knew he was picking a
scrapper and a winner when he
selected Bailey to manage his gu
bernatorial campaign. Doing the
impossible almost seems to come
naturally for Allen Bailey.
He has done a lot of things that
others said couldn't be done.
When he left the Wake Forest
law school in 1950 and went to the
State’s largest city to begin prac
tice, he knew only two people in
He knew nobody of prominence,
had no influence and no connec
tions. He hit the town cold and
frankly wondered, he recalls to
day, if he’d be able to even make
a living practicing law.
HAS BIG FRACTICE
After little over a decade, Bailey
has built one of the finest trial
practices that exists in North
Carolina and during those 13 years
has probably tried more cases, ci
vil and criminal t than any other
attorney during a similar period
His law firm is now one of the
biggest in the Queen City. He has
two other attorneys in his law
firm now, William H. Booe and
William H. Stagg.
“Allen Bailey is the lawyer t«
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By Lillington Presbyterians
School Is Slated
An area leadership school for
district of 1 and 8 of Fayetteville
Presbytery, will be held at the
Islington Presbyterian Church
from March 8 through March 12
for two hours each evening at 7
Classes will be offered in:
Working With Youth, New Teach
ers in the Covenant Life Curri
culum, New Methods of teaching
the Covenant Life Curriculum,
end The Letters of John.
This school is open to any Pres
byterian who wishes to attend,
tegardles of whether he is in dis
tricts 1 or 8: Every effort is being
made to insure adequate instruc
tion and meaningful participation
from those who come.
The teachers are Bill Massey,
minister of the Laurel Hill Pres
byterian Church; Ed Hooks, an
instructor at Campbell College;
Guyton Smith, a teacher of adults
In the Dunn Presbyterian Church;
Billy Shaw Howell, minister of
Olivia and Barbecue Presbyterian
Churches; Robert Park, minister
of the Lillington Presbyterian
Church; and Leslie Tucker, minis
ter of the Dunn Presbyterian
Church. The dean of the school
is Will Crumplen, minister of Mt.
Pisgah, Leaflet and Raven Rock
Prelsbyterian churches; and the
registrar is Roy Taylor, minister
of the Bunnlevel Presbyterian
Church. Registration will begin at
6:45 p.m. on Sunday, March S.
There will be a fee of #1-50 per
person. For those who are willing
and eager to learn this school
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