, DEVOl-D TO THE INTER
ESTS OF THE COUNTRY
" ' PEOPLE. - ,
THE TIMES COVERS DUPLIN LIKE A ROOF
KENAN SVILLE, N. O,
Fl IJSHED EVERY THURSDAY
' THURSDAY, JULY 25th, IBM
NUMBER 24'" ':
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The County Board of "Commis
si loners in session Monday adopted
t'-is budget, made up appropria
tions and set the tax levy for the
ensuing year ending June 30, 1936.
The proposed , budget, published
in this paper three weeks ago-was
revised and the tax rate set at
$1.55, fifteen cents below that first
suggested and fifteen cents above
the rate for last year. The new
rate is expected to Bring In enough
revenue ,to take care of all obli
f ations and to carry on the coun
ty business. . -'
The reduction was brought a
bout in reduction In the school de
partment, knocking off $5,000.
from current Exp ' school ' fund,
$36,000 front capital outlay school
fund.' Nearly a thousand .dollars
was added to the school debt ser
vice fund and a little over a thou
sand dollars added to. the General
. 'ounty fund. - , " - "
J The curtailment In the -' school
program will probably " result in
reducing the anticipated Increase
in construction by about two rooms
' a teach school, and eliminate .the
; ; construction of any Negro schools.
The County expects to float 90,
000 In bonds, to take care of the
0 Appropriations made -by the
1 Commissioners include: Board 1 of
Commissioners ,93,195 , MThia a
mount is to take care of all coun
ty activities not receiving definite
allotments): listing and assessing
property, $4,200; tax collector, $4,-.
970; Sheriff, 7,640'f election of officers-general,
' $925; county ac
countant, $4,550; court house and
grounds, $5,435; register of deeds,
$6,075; cor Very $850; Forest fire
protection, fl.500; county Jail $4,--525;.
county "home and farm, $3,-
J35; Superintendent of pubUc wel
fare,, $1,586; 6utslde foot, coun
ty aid) $6500; farm and home a-
tfents, ,$2,250;'.: Vital' , statistics,
' JM; superior court, $8350; clerk
superior court, $4675; general coun
ty court $4850; county health de
partment,: $5765; total; $92,575. ?V
The Board of Commissioners vo?
" ted to cooperate with the State
Department Conservation in Forest
) -' Fire protection and appropriated
' $1500 for this purpose. Ralph1 Mll-
ler was nominated by the Board as
County Forest Fire Warden. ,
, The following two telegrams were
sent to the .State .Highway and
Public Works Commission: ; j
"Board Resolation approves lo
cation of proposed hard surfacing
on route 41 from Tin Cityrtowards
Chinquapin and requests . project
start immediately." . , . . v
"Road program for Duplin Coun
" ty as outlined by county commis
sioners is In the following" order
hard surfacing of 41rom Tin City
' to Beulaville; improvement of. Ill
.. from Kornegay's store to Wayne
- County line -and hard surfacing a
' Jroad to be designated ''.' from
i -Warsaw through. Magnolia, Rose
Hill, Teachey and Wallace,." .f vj ;
' : Both these telegrams were sign
' ed ' by chairman John D. . Robin
son, i x, - , ' . -
15 Year Old Expectant
Mother - Dies - 1
- Alma ' Summerlln bf . Scott's
Store, 15 year old expectant moth
er died yesterday morning at the
home of ' her sister about three
o'clock. Death, apparently, came
as a result of her general condi
tion, but according to the coroner's
' investigation and doctor's report,
convulsions were the Immediate
Charges were brought two weeks
ago against Randolph Blizzard for
having carnal knowledge of; : the
girl, she being under, sixteen yrs.
of age. It was believed at first by
some that possibly she Biet with
foul play, but the coroner failed
to find any evidence and instructed
the family to lay her away.
4; ; o 7 -
Ivtr. and Mr. C. H. McSwain will
1 -r e Sunday for a, ten days stay
f. t Myrtle Beach, S. C They will
! joined by Mr. and Mrs. Bob
C ngton of . Rockingham, N. C.
- i Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ritchie
i Miss Pat Hurley of Troy, N. C.
W'-. o .. f i
s. R. V. Wells who has been
e Goldsboro Hospital" for a
1 three weeks' returned to her
here Saturday evening in' a
i improved condition, and Is
un the road to recovery. :-' t
0 ' -v .
velt presses coal bill de
bts of its validity. ;
1' P F
, The Mayor and Town. Board Is
hereby calling upon the Citizens
of town of Kenansvllle to keep
air your premises in clean, or
derly and sanitary condition, es
pecially .' all pig pens, stables,
back lots and all out houses, as
a health precaution, as required
by town ordinaoe duly enacted.
' This July 22nd, 1935.
" J. E. JERItITT, Mayor, ' '
'C. E. QUINN, Cterli.v:;-.v
What Is Church And,
' ,v State Seperation?
i I .Poughkeepsie, N. Y,r 1
July 22, 1935 v .
Editor, Duplin Times:
v What do we mean by "separa
tion of church an state?" I refer
red to this question in my - last
week's letter. '. There is a great
deal of confusion and misunder-
standing anent this question.
We all understand that no church Lnthe demands of the farmer.
should be favored : hv th- toto1 , . - . "
more than any other church. No
church should be supported or sub
sidized by the state, No religious
test should ever be required of office-holders:
In 1901 the Virginia Baptist 'As
sociation in session at Richmond
had before the body a resolution
petiU6ning the Constitutional Con
vention in session to pass some, le
gislation in regard to liquor. A
lawyer delegate objected saying he
believed in the separation of
church nad state, His prniciple was
sound,, but his, conclusion was not.
For a religious body to. petition
the government is not a' violation
of the principle of; separation .'of
enures and state.
i In Virginia-
rgtnior, the V officer of a.
were tu and damage,
by a church member wht
were won by a church member who ;
been seriouriv dnfn h. ,y..ZZ
disciplinej" Some aid th - court jMe on a sound business basis
should not Jnterfere-that the state and ta tte beUef bat they would be
had nothing to do with the discln-1 "P1 100 Per cent nlv by main
line of a church member by the l1taullnB" a Splendid repayment , red
church.. Without, xisimw tn v
the merits of that particular case.
I affirm that the state' courts did
have jursidlction In, the case..
In Germany nov. the totalitarian
state is the aim. That la say the
state seeks to have control. We are
watching Vthe conflict with Inter
est We ;, cannot believe", that s the
German people will be slaves to
Hitler. There Is certainly a do
main that the state has no right to
invade. 1 1 sv:t uK - !.;x:.. i '
In the Wth otwptsr of Aato w
read;, -They (Ow Ootaki at 3mw
salem) comnMCMlad flMsl (Pater
and John) not to apeak at all nor
teach in the name of Jesus." ; t y
."But Peter ands John answered
and said unto them whether it he
right in the sight of God to hear
ken unto you more than unto Go
At the; Baptist 'Conventksa la
Rochester, N. Y. In I9a4 a brave
manaid: ..aen; the stamt war
cornea, I .hope , to1. meet many -of
you in Atlanta." . " ,
- The conflict between church and
State is not ended '
. -1 JOHN T. FITZGERALD. .
Goldsboro Man Beginning
The Conscience Movement'
' Dr. Zeno B. Spence of : Golds
boro is n,ow sworking out a move
ment which he calls the; "Con
science Movement" in which he is
putting , on an educational cam
paign against the ".use of whiskey
and strong drink. He is working
through Sunday Schools and Chris
tian: organizations i. trying to get
the facta before .the people. ; and
challenging the people -to save
their sons from becoming drunk
ards. . -A. ! V;.i-. ..; x;
Dr. r Spence ' brings. to ( our : at
tention that many of the news
papers and' magazines of today as
carrying whiskey advertisements
in glowing-colors, presenting this
poison to. youth as an . attractive
necessity,'. Tobacco' companies are
spending millions to declare to the
world the, "lie" that certain brands
of cigarettes Will add strength and
vitality but how often do we see
flashing headlines or colosful ad
vertising telling men of the dan
ger of alcohol? . , , '
Dr. Spence lias started. a move
ment to proclaim throughout the
country that Alcohol is poison, and
to back the claims with concrete
facts. This "Conscience Move-
Credit Associations ;
. Meet In Raleigh
. A conference of presidents, sec
retaries' and directors:' of produc
tion credit association held at Ra
leigh on July 18 was attended by
Garland King and 4 directors of
the Kenansvllle Production; Credit
Association. v", " , ' -
At the conference loan policies,
procedure and other matters.. In
which -the various associations are
mutually interested were discussed.
This meeting, It was announced, Is
one of a" series now being- held
over the entire third Farm Cred
it Administration district compris
ing the states of North, Carolina,
South Carolina, Georgia and Flori
da and is In keeping with the pro
gram of the administration to have
the leaders confer and exchange
ideas so that the credit service of
fered by? the associations might
come as nearly as possible to meet
At the meeting the Production
Credit Corporatiofl . 6f r Columbia
was moresented bv Ernest Graham
President-and John B. Mann, Re -
presentaUve; who 'reviewed the
r c o- . -.7 ' ., . , , . ..ut . iiuo will uiaivc WUrK
made by.the assoclaUons in this-ableGenOmea,, but hey have be- easier and give more time for en
dlstriot since their organization in , traye1 i?"!a'ngT ment. One of the most en-
thc early days of 1934. He stated already Wgh teX of ?140 up to;couran ttl
that in order for the associations $1.70. In 1984 we had an extremely reUion
W sueceea. as uxey snouia mat
lh,M mniMM Bimtflna'kiiih ho
the officers and directors, nad that
the men who had been chosen to
lead these organia;aUons had shown
, ... j
Bpwnuiu 1r. la ws conauci ot
these eooneratlVfl farm ormniaa.
; The. 97 associations In the fouri
8lles 00 Mv 8. made;
er the same date lasi year. These
loans It W pointed out had been
'.ora -wiu the associauons remain
in position , to secure1 ' money for
production purposes at such , low
rated of interest, it was pointed
out.- ?;y:'.?;-- ::.s"r'-i
ditAssociaUon has made loans to
420 farmers this . spring totaling
$117,000 and officers of the asso
caitlon are confident that their
collections this fail will be 100. per
cent-,, W;;-.. ' i.C
' O U O iJWB are going to meet, you at uie
; v laierS Reunion poles to vote against the County
,-; The annual Old Soldiers' Re
union, one ofjthe year's high
'spots. In 'the County Capitol has,
been called off this year due to
the spread of Infantile. Paraly
sis. The gathering was scheduled
for the first .Thursday in Aug.
It Is hoped that the reunion
next year will- be made . a big ,
af f a to make up fqr the miss
In 19M. i ' s
. Christian Endeavor plans World
youtlMlrive te end war.
ment" which has been . begun,- by
Dr. Spence wjll Yeach and save
many of our people from drunk
ard's grave's Have you. heard -bout
it? Write to The ."Conscience
r 7,," M nVnrfT.i State Highway and Public Works
f?rmaH nhtiLT OwwilJoB from the CKiUaw's
information can be obtained, l.., ,. Brle sVction and m asked: , that
Dr. 'Spence is planning to carry highway 111" be completed ' from
Into revery tSovernor-g . Mansion inithe Wayne. County 'line to Korne
the country, and' to the door'of the gaVg store ' '-,v':.Jt-'5'f'
White House. Yptf will be Interest-1 gmith. Townshii'ls erfUUed to
ed and will Want to know what , is:!
going 'on.. It 1 is- the movement
that will saveus from becoming a
nation of drunkards, i r -
' - ' ,
eUl AA4nM5 T'
County Is Good "V
Duplin County did not lose a sin-
gle teacher last year for the lack
of average daily attendance. This
speaks well for the enforcement of
the compulsory school law. . How-
ever, we did 1090 four, negro high
school teachers because of a new
law discontinuing one 'teacher . in
each high school. '
The Editor of the TIMES
wishes to thank the contributors
to this column this week and In
vites every citizen In , Duplin
County who has any construc
tive criticism to offer to feel free
to use this paper any time they,
desire. The TlTvlES Is striving to
promote closer cooperation and
unity between the Citizenship of
Duplta County through a med
ium Issued from the County SeatJ
Our problems are conimoH. and
any one having .' worth " while
suggestions should let them be
known for the benefit of ; the
whole. Only by discussing , our
problems together In a friendly i
, way can we reach a safe and
sane conclusion. We not only ln
vlta you but urge you to use
these columns whenever you so
, , . THE EDITOR.
Another writer says Tax rate
too high; Word of Warning.
Dear Mr. Editor! i '
'.Please allow me space to com
ment on an article .parried in your
Press, July 4th, "Boost County Tax
... stti TMnnted Land from
xation to rnaintain the School
Svstem and out on the Sales Tax,
( which is the just tad fair tax for
' aU. But our Commissioners' seem
'to ignore the principals which they
.were elected by I am a Democrat
uiBu ,, w". v
tVS that had K rate Of SI. 00 tO
$1.10 per J100.00 valuation. But
our genumen "10 6" -
ernment seem i tof think we areof m rellgl0M fe looking
anwivi, aiinmiVinnv in tax rate' - "
-a-s f lTTl. T . lIor a new religion ana the whole
and we certainly at are acheivingi . . . I
goal at a rapid pace.
Of course they .claim it is to
oeer w """"Mf3. t":
hit and run driving. Capias
Ouh: last . Tridi 'eventngttf Simpson Couhty was tesued for
the expenditures totta-past?
'? The Press praised our Honorable
rnl.an mW nut nt tho
TJ. w v...Zr
They certainly done a fine thing to
on one thing ut instead -raise our
tax to the extreme high rate of
$1.70. Who in this county of ours
cant- make ends . meet .when they
rihave the power to tax our helpless
I citUena to the extent of a balance.
Sur tbey deserve praise, not for
their economy, but for their ability
to spend; -
No. this program of steep spend
ing, at the -expense of our .honest
citizens does not meet the approval
'of all OUT citizens, and to prove it
I warn the Board of Commission
ers to beware for on election day
we are going to meet you at the
program that is being carried for
ward now.. . v. .
y Ydurs truly,'
' " A Citizen and Tax Payer.
P. S-I am a subscriber to your
paper and like it fine.
. i o
Editor Duplin Times
Kenansvllle, N .C, -Dear
. Last week the Duplin Times
carried a story from Rose Hill and
Magnolia protesting the county's
road program. The citizens of the
two towns feel that they have been
more or less Isolated from the rest
of the county as far as cooperation
is concerned. .
'In' the other end of the' county,
namely Albertson and " Smith's
Township the citizens have been
asking for a hard surfaced road,
or if they couldn't get. a hard sur
faced road,' at least an' Improved
road that would open their sec
tion and. furnish adequate trans
portation' routes for . school 'buses.
Delegations have gone before the
a much' .be tte road : than s they
have at' present Wayne,County, in
an- effort to encourage the . corn
pletion of the route: built a new
I road from Goldsboro to the line and
iGradys Cross roads, constructing
a concrete bridge over Neuse Riv
er at Brodhurst' Bridge. .. ' fVP
Through the year's of struggle
and fussing .over the roads , certain
sections of the county have moved
forward and,, secured the- roads
they wanted and heeded'. That is
all well and good. Warsaw has
good-roads leading , into the town.
and the county is glad.,1 Wallace
now has good-roads leading Into
town and again the county is
- (Continued from front page)
John MattSiis Gets . 1 2 Months
Murderess 5 To Six Years In
Superior; Gourt This Week
Rev. S. C. Farrior Has
Returned To China
.; Rev.- and Mrs. S. C. Farrior have
returned to China and have gotten
settled, again in the- work on the
mission field. Mr. Farrior is a na
tive of Duplin- and entered ' the
ministry from Grove Presbyterian
Church in Kenansvllle He was or
dained last Fall- in the Rose Hill
Churn and left this country early
1 nthe spring to takes, up the work
in China. Mr. Farrior has spent
several 'years on the field already
as an educational- missionary, but
now he has returned as ordained
minister. Mrs. Farrior and the
children who were with him dur
ing his two year stay here, are
with him on the field.
A letter has just been received
from Mr. Farrior in which he tells
of getting back to work and the
1 mPr.ovement that has taken place
! ZT ZTlVZ? V
.t- vi i,. ...
motor cars are being built rapid-
ly, and Mr. Farrior states that
one of his churches which has for-
taken Qn to reach
'cou now one
leaders nad ministers are taking a
,, . . . , .
new interest in the church and
there is a great movement for-
, ward. rho nn.intrv h ttt
g'of hiDi8f PenJ Christianity
j the time to strike and we need
, more money so as to send out more
tioned at Chinklahg, Klangsu, Chi-
' "."' " ' "
na, ana letters can be mailed to
ltnat address for five cents
lin Ulty Man bhOOlS
Tim Sellers, 80 year old resident j tion attending the meetings. May
of Tin City, shot and killed him- or J. E. Jerritt of Kenansville was
self Tuesday. His body was found also on the program at the Junior
Wednesday morning sitting in a J Order Meeting,
chair leaning forward propped by j o
the shot gun which he used, point-
, ing his stomach
The deceased left a note in
which he explained that bad health
was the cause of his act.
He is survived by his widow and
two sons, Durham and Glen Sel
lers. Funeral services will be held this
afternoon and burial made in the
Brick Yard cemtery near Teachey.
The deceased, until about eight
vears aco when he was forced
to retire due to bad healtn, serv
ed as section master for the At
lantic Coast Line.
Money circulation rose $194,518,
746 in fiscal year.
Belgrano says "Red menace" is
Magnolia Citizens After
Organizing New Bank
Magnolia wants a new bank and
according to one of its citizens,
they are going to have it. Below
a statement from its committee
regarding the proposition:
Magnolia people have "Horse
Sense and Bull Dog Tenacity:"
- They are determined to have a
new bank and have gone to work
using their best sense and energy
and positive united effort to put it
over in a big way. to serve the
county. They don't propose to stay
'Adown and out" because their
bank Is liquidating.
They are meeting fine -spirit and
hearty co-operation and many are
already subscribing, liberal stock.
A very enthusiastic meeting was
held Monday night and plans were
made for rapid procedure. More in
formation will be given next Week.
vA committee was appointed to
confer with all interested parties.
Thirty-seven -; thousand-five hun
dred stock is required ,
They want to make it "The Peo
ples Bank of Duplin' V and expect
the Duplin people' to take stock
and support it. . '
'AU interested parties desiring
further information see or com-
At a meeting of the Town
Board in session this July 18th,
1935 ,the matter of Sewage and
additional water facilities for the
town came up for discussion, and
your Board Is awaiting the views;
and wishes of the citizens In re
gard to these matters. If you
want Sewage and additional wa-.
please let It be known at once In
. .11141 M KT Il
me iorm oi a pennon signea oy
the property owners of the town.
This July 22nd., 1935.
J. E. JERRITT, Mayor,
C. E. QUINN, Clerk.
J. B. Cavenaugh Of
John Bunyan Cavenaugh, 60 yr.
nlri Wnllnria .itivan riiarl At- 900
I nvinok TwaHv nicrht t hi. hnm
in WaUace. Death came as a result
f 8trke f I
r uiierai services win ue nciu lo-
QT1 , nma morla fD
mily burying grounds,
by Rev P ' p&Btor
Methodist church of which
The deceased ran a jewelry store
in until a few years ago when he
retired and TJs son took over the
Surviving are his widow, and the
following children: Albert J. and
of Wallace, Mrs. C. T. Fus-
' sell and
Mrs. Erkson Fussell of
Sup't. Johnson Speaks
TO KOtarV and JUniOfS
. suoerintendent of Schools O. P.
at the regular weekly meeting, j
Mr. Johnson spoke of his plans
ror me scnoois oi iupnn auring
the coming year.
At the Junior Order meeting
Tuesday night he also spoke on
his plans somewhat, but dealt
mostly with the value and advan
tage of members of an organiza-
j Revival Services
At Oak Plains
ROSE HILL, July 23rd. The
congregation of Oak Plains Pres
byterian church is planning its
evangelistic services to be
held from Sunday, July 28 to Sun-
day, August 4. Services will be
held on both Sundays at 11:00 A.
;M. and 8:00 P. M. Week day ser
vices will be held each night at
8:00 P. M. The Rev. J. R. Cunning
ham of Pamplln, Virginia will as
sist the pastor, the Rev. S. G. Har
ness in the services. The guest
minister is blind, but he is very
successful in evangelistic work.
Everyone Is cordially Invited to at
tend these services, and former
members have a special invitation.
municate with any member of the
Miss Macy Cox, Chairman,
Dr. R. F. Quinn,
J. A. Smith,
L. til. Sanderson,
J. P. Tucker.
Road Under Repair
FRIENDSHIP The road leading
from Friendship section on across
Goshen Swamp and connecting
with Stiimmerlin PrOfn Roadfl
Calypso highway at Hearshirt has
been closed for the past week while
workmen are building new bridges
in the swamp. This malf es It neces
sary for people wishing to cross
Goshen from the Friendship sec
tion, to detour by Byrds fish pond.
This repair work has been need
ed for. some time and when com
plete will' add much to the com
fort of the users Of this highway.!
Five bridges are being used to ports for second month,
spand the swamp and when put In ' o
good order will make this road 1 Canada; reassures world on dispo
a very attractive drive, , ' I sal of surplus wheat. -
Superior Court convened here
Monday for a one week term ot
criminal cases. Judge Frank Da
niels of Goldsboro is presiding,
j Cases disposed of Monday and
-.Tuesday were as follows:
. James Loftin, Leon Barwick, ap
' pearecl' before the court to show
j compliance with former order. Lof
I tin was dismissed.
William, White, alias J. W. Lowe
K1umani waa given a nol
William (Bill) White plead guil
ty to embezzlement. Prayer for
judgment was continued on pay
ment of costs.
West Murray was given 8 mon
ths on the roads for assault on fe
male. Henry Brown was given 2 1-2
years for assault with deadly wea
pon with intent to kill.
John Matthis, 21 year old boy
from West of Warsaw, was sen
tenced on two charges of assault
first he was given 12 mon
ths on the roads and on the sec-
. , ,
'ond charge he was sentenced to
on concll"on ne remains out oi
me Biaie ror live years.
Jack Smith was given 6 months
: frr atrtvAhrAnlrincr and nrflvpr fnp
judgment contlnu;d on a charge of
larceny and receiving.
Stacey Hall was given six mon
ths on the roads for housebreak-
i .-1 1 ...... nimnAnjAH fnr O
6 T,,; ' v, f
J , , " ' ,, Ho
appear ai. eauii uuxiuuij auu ouij
term to show that he complies
with the order.
James West and Taft Fennell
were charged with reckless driv
ing, operating auto while intoxi-
! cated, assault with deadly weapon
Fennell. West plead guilty and
prayer for judgment was continued
to October term providing he pay
Futreal sum of $60 in cash imme
diately and $65 on or before Oct
ober 1, 1935 and pay court costs.
John Jerrell was given from 4
to 5 years in the State prison for
assault with deadly weapon with
intent to kill.
Willie Hunt and Jack Johnson
were charged with storebreaking
and larceny. Hunt plead guilty and
was sentenced to 15 to 20 months
on the roads. Capias was issued
Hattie Glen Isler, negress was
sentenced to not less than 5 nor
more than 6 years in the State
prison in Raleigh for the murder of
William Gooding, negro, at the Old
Camp Manufacturing Company
site near Wallace.
Johnnie Payne was given 6 mon
ths for assault with deadly weapon
with intent to kill.
Mr .and Mrs. C. D. Thomas and
Mr. Herman Miller, joined the Ta
bernacle Baptist church of New
Bern on a picnic at Montfort Point
last Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Swindell and
family spent the week end in
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Benton and fa
mily spent the week with her bro
ther in Goldsboro.
Miss Irene Smith, Hebby Miller
and Miss Ollie Smith spent the
week end with Mrs. Norwood
Miss Adene Garris is spending
the week with Miss Clyde Benton.
Mrs. Swindell's sister from Wash
ing, D. C. is visiting her.
Mr. C. P. Haskin spent the week
ned in Enfield.
Mr. Norwood Smith is attending
Court at Kenansville, being on the
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Jones and
family visited Mr. and Mrs. C. D.
Thomas Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Thomas at
tended church Sunday morning at
Mr. Printis Garris has returned
borne after spending sometime with
The F. W. B. church held their
Union Meeting Saturday.
The Rev. Mr. Vernon filled his
regular appointment at Sandy
Business must be on the upward
trend from the way the people
were traveling Sunday.
Our imports in May exceeded ex-