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covl;:s duplin.like a roof
B3ENANS VILLE. Norll Carolina
PIXLI8HED EVERY THURSDAY V
THURSDAY, DEC. 6 til,, 1988
....... a .
j Newly Created
Jcr Thb Ccur.ty
Ma-aret Fi'"r of Greens
T o smvej last kriday to take
r- r tlie duties of County Home
r-' .( r, recent' v created for
t ity. Miss Fuller will work
t ..on with Mr. Marshburn
.wring the Rural Rehabili
i program In Duplin County.
she will work In cooperation
jt Mr. McLendon, the County
m Agent and MIbb Martin, the
inty Farm Agent Her office Is
i ted In the County,- Welfare
i Hllng. -i : -'" i
i. iaa Fuller has taught Home
1 onomlca in the Greensboro, oity
r iools for the past four year ana
coinei here well qualified,. . .
uncrdOf Mrs. f
Leslie Batts Thursday
Magnolia. Dee. Srd. -Mrs. Leslie
rattg died n James Walker nosj-'
tal, Wilmington, Wednesday, Nov
ember 2Tth at 11:30 A, MV m since
. Sunday night. Her home going east
i a gloom over the entire communi-,
ty where she bad a host of friends
- and many relatives. She was befote
- marriage. Miss KUby Davis Wilson,
; oldest dntfhUiilfa;.MVxk,
Leon Wilson. ' She - was born JasV
- uary 17th.; 1005 and was "80 years
old to January, 1934. At the age of
14 she Joined Magnolia Baptist
Church and was a: loyal member,
'stive in its work;' She was Presi
dent of the Y. W. A. two years and
, a teacher in the Si S.- several years.
i ne was married to Mr. Leslie
Latta, December 21st, 1929. Be ,
1 cdos her husband, she leaves : an
iiifant boy, her parents, three sls
t -rs, Mrs. Zeno Moore of Greens
1 ro, Misses Alllne and Vivian, and
ores brothers, Roland, Gordon and
-nklln of Magnolia. Her jfunera)
si conducted by her pastor, Rev.
'f. - VvtlliBTi in -tn .Pnntist
Tutu -u- at"? :HtK. M.'ln
e presence of an immense crowd
4 . relatives and friends and her re
ams were entered In the Magno-
' 1 a Cemetery. Her grave was bank-'
c i with beautiful floral offerings.
' - Active pall-bearers were Messrs
V p,-k R. G., and M' TC Tucker,
ilomer Taylor,: Marvin Bradshaw
. : and Ralph Barwick.i1; ; --,''
",V Honorary-" pall-bearer, . Messrs.
S. B. Hunter, H.B. Gaylor, L I
;La.nier, J.. E. Tucker, Homer Wa
''Iters, C. Cavenaugh,-Clifford Wat
ers, U D. Dail, Rufus Carr, T. M.
Itogers, John R. Croom and - Da,
li. P. Qulnn. - r. . .. i .
!. MARRIAGES. ,
' f - . Whitet
Edwin Brlce of Duplin to Clara
Uolland of Sampson. s : . .
Bertiee House , to Helen Davlsv
r McNeil Jones to Ruby MttcheU.
Leon B. Brock to Pattie Steele
Brown. t;"'; ':''"V"'f ":
L. J. Matthews of. Davidson
, County to Wilms E. Fussell of
. ' Duplin County... ; : 4 . ': '
'-' ' ::'lr ' Colored: 'iVV !
"1 "i Robert Brown to Mabel 'Barden:
; ;; "Mathias Merritt to . Elizabeth
Newktrk.. r-:s' h-;irty ;
John Brown to Daisy' Bell pa via.
On Bridge Building1
;! Wilmington, Nov. 27. CbnstrW
' tion of a bridge over the North
.. east river at the site of the old
Chinquapin bridge, about 79 miles
by river from Wilmington, is plan
. red by t',9 State Highway and'
, Public Works Commission, accord
ing to an application filed with the
Wilmington district army engineer
' for approval of plans for the struo-
ture. ; ;,; r-.'.v.-,
far Ralph Mills, Wilmington
c utt engineer, sftid Tuesday he
v 1 "n(luct a. pul.lio heartf. in
I ji 1 houso at cilnqm pm on
l ( r at ii a. m. fur eon'
! " on of the application, v -
Jo Mold Tv6 Forestry ; V
D r."!.v.t:on In County
.There sre to be two foreVry de-'
, ons in the county o-i fri-
. L, "-r lhe ' on
! .ve been srran 1 thru
, .i of llr.- .
-. N. f!-, ' i ' "r-
y a i
' Bi If
a Is called of
t E'";ISn Coun
1 s i.oola to the
i,t tie county-
-u t for tiie be
e i sd Cross whlcfc
i i for lreiuier 6.
1 a eiitertaiiiiiisent wi ll be called
1 r some dut e soon k er Cbrist
i . Mrs. laarvey lmey .an
nounced today. . - "
'i n program called for . the
p-.ri.-';iitSon of every cousoll
c i.i school la the county to
t . part asa a.wt&a wjJ be
r iven to the ones presenting the
i . -t act, baaed on applaae of the
a enoe. i . ' ' ' '
. 'jie purpose of the entertaln
i ent is to raise funds In aiding
ae Coo; jr liod Cross In aiding
tiosDitiiujtl,n of the Indigent
class In our county. For Instan
ce someone is In immediate need
of bosptttlizatlon and the Loard
of County Commissioners only
has enough money to cover part
of thee expenses, with tne aid or
fun as from the.Bed Cro s this
person could be taken care of
Immediately. With ample funds
the Welfare Department would
feel more at lioerty In calling
on the .Commlsslnoera because
t ootid match the amount eon
' "ted by. the- commissioners
f uiereoy aid more peopie,
Incidentally Oils maralng while
talking; with Mr. Jimmy Jcrrltt
about . the entertainment and-.
discussing the need for more
money In this county a telegram
came In for Mrs. Boney re
questing ber aid In securing Im
mediate hospital attention for
some person, not able to take
care of bereelf,The demand is
great nod somethkur must be
, HSXi EDITOtt.
P. T. Al Meeting-
Held Thursday, JNite
. ROSE HtLlC ' Dec. 3rd.
December aneetmg of the P. T. A.
was held Tuesday night at T:30
Ui tha auditorium of. the,;: .achool
bulldlng.,Ths presiaen. ssrs. ,
M; jrarrior, opened the tteattng, hy
which wa sunr r erS1
sent iThe sony was followed, yt
n c iad tr Mr. Chadwtek, prinr
?SSe5,T. r. HUI SchooL Miss
aVriv necretarv. then read the
Minutes of the last meeting. . :
The business, brought before ie
group was concerned with a ais
Susston of the lunch room, a e port
from the4 Chairman -of the attend
ance committee,,1 and a report by
Mrs. Barnes, of the grade mothers
appointed for each grade. Tbey
were as follows. , - ' ' '
1st grade: Miss Harlow, teacher;
Mrs. T. R. Murphrey and Mrs. Ben
nie FusseU. - : t-1 ' f
2nd. grade: Mrs. Joel Barden,
teacher; Mrs. Oscar Teachey and
Mrs. Rhodes Young. ' - -
3rd. grade: Mrs. MeU Johnson,
teacher;. Mrs. Bonham and. - Mrs.
Stokes Wells, - . ; :
4th. grade: Miss Stanley, teach
er; Mrs. Albert Lanier and Mra.
Alton 'Wilson. .',''
: 5th. grade: Miss Jessie " Moore,
teacher; Mrs. L. M. Dew and Mrs.
Nash Johnson. - y.'y' vi'.'''
8th. grade A; Miss Lanier, tea
cher; Mrs. Marcellas Rochelle and
Mra. Tom Barden. "! !''
i 8th. grade B: miss wrfiv,
erj Mrs. Heman nan ana. ."fr
'Tth: grade A: Mrs ckuohf
er', (Mrs. C. T.. Fussell andfjw.
K 7th. grade B: Mr. Denning, tea
cher; Mrs. L. L Merritt and Mrs.
Arthur Ward, j' ' .
. 8th. grade.--Mr. Pope, f teacher;
Mrs. Ward Farrior and Mrs. Jes
sie Merritt-v, ';?,'
- 8th. grade: Miss Rouse, teacher;
Mrs. Geo, Griffin., and Mrs,: D. B,
10th. grade:- Miss Woodward,
teacher? Mrs Paul Fuaseuy; and
Mrs. U K. Alderman.'
11th. grade: Miss Teachey, tea
cher; Mra. J. A. Teachey and Mra.
After the business was complet
ed, the people present were s de
lightfully entertained by the pro
gram. Miss Grace Rouse and Mrs.
Vick were resopnsible for getting
up the program. Tha topic was The
the farm of Mr. David R. Boney,
JrThe care and protection of wood
loU should receive more consider.
.nn h the farmers of Duplin
County, for tha reason that timber
,.a l .i. iui -x quite an Item on ac
.... ., . .oorMtv. These dem-
o, tlons are for th purpose of
the right metnooa in mo
o- of forestry mam Toment
a has been donated by Mr.
! t are of Wallace, an axe,
1 be r,ven on t"1" "ttte
t t la h"Ul. ' ' '
, f ) -v 1 to attend
.'. .j fio:! bring an
t a t
i - i
n t iI t
v s gcded !
70:i:L F0Il DUPLIN
November the first marked bur
annual achievement day tor 'Club
urk in Duplin County. Mineral
jrlngs Club showed ,- the , ipther
clubs what could be done by cap
turing most of tha prizes oizerea
that day. That club should be com
mended for work done durnlg the
year and for the exhibit at War
saw Arnusticea Vty.Z.iMte'Vi'r
, Franklin Clubs is Very enthusias
tic over the kitchen bapd they are
organizing. They will 'have their
'try outs" the first of December.
' Franklin, Outlaw Bridge. Miner
al firings and other . clubs are
wor ? hard for a club house. B-
fore nineteen1 thirty-six to over
they hope to be holding their, meet
tags in their own club houses, .
: Seven House Furnishing Leaders
met at the Woman' Club la Ken
ansvUla, November 6th to get help
and material from their state spe
cialist. Miss ' Whisnant so they
could give demonstrations: at their
respective meetings during Novem
ber.' This, was necessary as - the
agent was working on 4-H Club
work and annual reports. - '
. Seventeen club meetings were
held during November with 327
women attending.. It la a pleasure
to say one third of the clubs re
ports a score of 100. Six 4-H clubs
met with an attendance of 423.-'
.Five hundred and seventy -five
miles were traveled by the agent in
conducting the work; Twelve horn1'
ea were visited and forty people
were helped in some ,way through
calls at agent's office. Four hun
dred letters were ,' written, t five
hundred programs printed and:. 9
hundred bulltins distributed. , ; . ;
The subject for study during No
vember was "SHp Covers."" The
agent helped the house furmsbmg-i
leaders witn tne demonstration at
all. the meeting's she attended. The
following points were brought out
' ' .-:r-.f.
; ,; ' tionln Uise
. !The GrW ;, Jury Wednesday
brought a" true Mil against Roy
Balnes of Wallace in connection
with the mysterious "Winnie Brad
shaw case" of that town. It will
be recalled that last February
Miss Bradshaw disappeared from
her home in Wallace during the
coldest spell of the winter and sev
eral days later was found In an
put house at the . home of L. W.
Boney, an uncle by marriage. She
was in a critical condition, follow
ing the birth of a baby. The baby
was dead. Miss Bradshaw was car
ried to a Wilmington ' hospital
where she recovered after having
to undergo an; operation for the
amputation of part of her foot On
leaving the hospital. Miss - Brad
shaw was carried to Caswell Train
ing school at Kinston where, it Is
reported, she has remained since.
The charge against Balnea,
who is an uncle by marriage of
Miss -. Bradshaw is prostitution.
The case is expected to come up at
the next trem of criminal court
Duties and ResponsibUlties of the
teacher. Nine children from the 7th
grade sang "Don't" Jessie Wil
son, dressed In costume, gave The
Raggady Man, by James Whit
comb Riley. When. The ; Teacher
Gats Cross, a, poem, was given by
Reba Young. A play, Here Comes
Mr, Keeping-Tab, was given, by 15
members or tne am. graua.
The topic, "The Parent" was an
nounced to be -he subject of study
for the January meeting, ,-n'
Allotment Cards" A
Should Be Turned In
t; As Soon As possible
All tobacco contract signers who
fininhed aellinc their tobacco,
haii been sold., should immediately
and all others, - J - .' -
turn in their auouneni "
which the pounds sold have been
enured, and sign their marketing
cards in order that applications
might be made for parity pay
ment in 1936.' All matters per
taining to the 1936 contracts can
not be aettled until atter these
cards have been turned In. H
AU papers, desllng with the sale
of tobacco, that have been carried
out of the office or mailed t con
tract signers for signatures, should
be returned to ; the . office imme
diately. . ..-t. hijf -(p
Magnolia, Dec. 3rd. Mr. and
Mrs. a C. Crable of Toms River,
N. J, returned here Friday and
will continue the work .0 their
huckleberry farms. They hayS been
in N.' J. about four months. They
are preparing another large farm
and will soon haye the bunhes set
out. ' . ' '. i '.
COUNTY NOV. 1935
i . Thn iim of slln covers for chairs.
2,' Appropriate materials to use for
slip covers. 8, How to cut pat
terns to nt auiereni cnairs. , now
toj measure material for slip cov
ers. 8, How to finish slip covers.
6,-Cost ; of home-made slip covers
as compared to bought ones (For
demonstration,' pictures, samples of
material and chairs to show how
to measure and cut a pattern.)
Ml nine leaders contributed to
the program which was very suc
cessful. The Christmas program
was planned at this meeting. Each
club decided $o nave; a uiran
tree, p & '' "Y'f'-
The program fop December is as
'followsf' fl -!:-rVi'
jueeung caneu.,10 otuw ujr r,
Sldernt .r vV' '':
Group of Songs: SUent Night,
Joy to'thf World, Hark the Her
ald Angels Sing. , . :
v oid Business.
' New Business.: . ? :
i Roll Call Minutes of last meet-Inyv-;
. f- 'J- -' : -ja'P-.
'f.ajrtt'der's Program i 1
House -Furnishing, Decorating
the horns for Christmas.
Food, Arranging Uble for Chrts-
fmu rilnrtft.. -; ' ....
H e a It h ; "Three Enemies of
Humanity' l Found on page 29 in
December progressive t armerj.
v Yard, Some Christmas tree sug
gestions. A -
Clothing, A Cihrsitmas gift that
can- be made at Home,
Garden;; Making hot beds and
Child Development, Entertaining
tot thtf children. .-.
Education. Read Christmas Poem.
Ciuo scores:,., -
Recreation, Christmas Tree.
:.: JAM YE MARTIN
Ki 1 1 1
Fanners Get Car Load
lije For llrainage
e OS wmra onj.s ; ...
ace Burcioses ' was delivered - 10
farmers in this county a few days
ago, and another, is expected to ar
rive next week. County Agent Mc
Lendon announced yesterday. The
cw delivered makes the second in
Duplin during 1939.
Mr. McLendon states that those
farmers who . are using tile for
drainage purposes are more than
pleased with the results. Several
have completed the entire drainage
on their farms with tile.
Farmers using the tile delivered
recently are : "John W. Home, near
the Onslow line.. Mr. Home has
completed the tile drainage sys
tem on his entire farm, and says
he Is very pleased.
Dunn Manning of the same sec
tion; Ransom Fountain of the
Fountain Store section,, Mr. Foun
tain has, completed the tile drain
age system on his. farm; W. T.
Brosk, BeulavUle; H. B. Carter and
Paul Owen of Wallace.
Called To Meet
' The County Farm Agent's office
announced this -week that Potato
meetings will W held at Warsaw,
Calypso and Cobbs School House
next week, Monday night, Tuesday
night -and .Wednesday afternoon,
respectively. ?V ,' , ...
t The purpose of these meetings Is
to explain to tne potato growers
the contract for 1936. All growers
are urged to be present at these
: ?The Warren-Bailey Potato' bill,
which effects North Carolina gro
wers to a large extent, went into
effect at 12 O'clock last Sunday
night, p. . ..'
"" 1 a .. 1 !! .;v
F.- H. A. Rep. Here; '
Money To Loan
N. W, Terry, ffeld representative
of the Federal Housing Adminis
tration was in Kenansville on Fri
day of last week' and stated that
he will maxe irequeni visiia acre
in the future , to confer , with and
aid anvone interested in securing a
loan for. repairing and building a
new-home j ', t u ,i j ,
' The Reconstruction Finance Cor
poration has appropriated ten mil-,
lion dollars for the FHA to dis
count paper with. "This money ma
kes it easier foi applicants to se
cure loans. The . Branch Banking
and. Trust Company has been de-
slenated as the Institution in this
county to handle
IS tne loans. ; air,
J. C. Thompson; cashier of i the
bank, stated that hs will be glad
to advise and help In any way pos
sible any one wishing to secure a
loan. Capt. J. E. Jerritt of Kenans
ville also stated to the TIMES that
he will be glad to aid anyone he
possibly could in glvipg advice or
making appointments with Mr.
Terry for them. Mr. Jerritt is the
l.K chairman for Duplin County.
VANCE BEASELEY GAVIN
Duplin County's youngest attor
ney was sworn In to practice law
in the courts of North Carolina be
fore Judge Henry A. Grady here
Monday morning. ' ' -
Mr. Gavin la the sonol Attor
ney Jno. A. Gavin of Kenansville.
His mother, who died when he was
o .mail bov. was before her mar-
rtaire. Miss Ella Beaseley, sister of
t . a Reaselev, Kenansville Attor
ney. His step-mother, before her
marriage was Miss Carolyne How
ard of wumtngion.
Vance was born March 29, 1913.
Graduated from .Kenansville high
.hnni Fishburn Military School
and Wake Forest College. While at
Fishburn he won the orator's med
al. He concluded his law course at
Wake Forest In the spring of this
year, receiving his LLB. degree.
While at coUege. he was president
of his fraternity.
After passing the state bar he
settled In Kenansville, and became
the junior member of tne firm oi
Gavin ana uavin.
' Vance . was presented to the
I court by Henry L. Stevens, Jr., of
Warsaw. Mr. Stevens maae a very
impressive talk. He said that Mr.
JLAlA',Gavln'a mother, while he was yet
a small boy, expressed tne wisn
that he should follow in his father's
footsteps and begin his practice of
law in his home county. Following
her reouest. Vance not only began
his practice in home county but
was sworn in, in Duplin's court be
fore residence Judge. Attorney Nor
wood Boney read tne oatn to ur.
Gavin. The TIMES wishes ' him
many happy years of successful
Buying Good Clothes
ROSE HHi. When a ' man
chooses Custom-Tailored Clothes-
He turns n the direction of good
taste, for they give him an air of
individuallty-that necessary per
sonality that keeps his appearance
from becoming commonplace. Mr.
Harvey Boney of this town is rep
resenting the makers of fine cloth
es for men and young men who
take pride in their appearance. If
you are contemplating purchasing
a suit lor your son or nusoana,
Mr. Boney will be glad to' show
mr. noney win ue gwu " ao1 I ansvllle during the Christmas sea
you patterns, styles and models at Bbing to enter the
his display room at Rose Hill. We
call your attention to his adver
tisement elsewhere in tms issue.
$2000 Grant To
The WPA has granted 32000 to
Duplin County for drainage pur
poses, it has been announced. Just
where this jnoney will be used was
Rose Hill Woman
Mrs. J. C. Jerome of Rose Hill
is confined to her home with illness
The last report was that her con
dition was serious.
Farm Agent Advises 'Berry
Growers To Fertilize Now
Between now and Christmas Is
the rnoSt desirable time for ap
plying the second application of
fertilizer to strawberry plants. Re
cant experiments show the analysis
of this application of fertilizer
should show about a 5-8-6 formula
or a nign graae iodscco m-uiwi
such as 3-8-5. or 4-8-6, with as
(much as 2-3 of -the nitrogen of a
high grade 'Organic, and coming
from sources as cotton seed meal,
fish meal, Peruvian, etc, it possfc
ble t oobtaln this. If not It Is very
important to get as near this for
mula as you canv
Back in August, the same formu
la's were recommended for the 1st
application, but instead of 2-3 or
ganic nitrogen, i-s or more inor-
game was more aeairaoie, oecauw
i auiuiim i uiv bsmuu " i " -
plants put on their first buds and
you want a targe neaiwy piani,
The best way to obtain this la thru
quick acting nitrogen In the fall.
If it is not convenient to se
cure your fertilizer for the winter
application with. 3-8 Or more or
ganic nitrogen, and apply all In
December, a good plan would be
to apply 1-2 or 500 pounds ( if you
are going to put 1000) In Decem
Two 30. Year
0 iit. By Grady This Week
:'.'."' , .-M -,-aaasslssBA. saaswss
The 1B85 Bed Cross Drive
which was scheduled to come to
a close on Tnankssivlng day has
been prolonged for Duplin Coun
ty until January 1st, 1986. Cap
tain Jlmmv JTerritt bead of the
drive for this county made the
announcement today. The rea
son given for the postponement
f toe closing oate was aue w
the fact, that returns from the
various communities have been
Incomplete and added time was
needed to complete tne canvass.
.. Duplin County has never foi
short of her part In any worthy
undertaking and It is believed
that she will come through In
flying colore thto time. The
quota for the county la 400
members. To date approximate
ly 200 have been reported. Re
turns .are as follows: Kenans
ville leads the list with 02 mem
bers: Warsaw 40, Magnolia, 84;
B. F. Grady 16: BeulavUle 15;
ad Rose Hill 7. Other sections
have made no report yet
The American Red Cross Is
still America's greatest mother.
In time of distress, no matter
where the call might come from
the Red Cross responds. Every
reader of this story can recan
vividly the storm destructions
In North Carolina; the Florida
Keyes catsatrophe only a few
weeks ago; the New York floods
the Montana disaster, and nu
merous others. The call for help
during the past year has been
the greatest hi Red Cross peace
The TIMES believes It is not
only an opportunity but the du
ty of every clear thinking man
and woman In this county to
contribute $1.00 towards this
great work. For who knows, to
morrow dlstractton may wreck
Its havoc on us any day and we
w&l have to call on the National
Local Talent Play
At B. F. Grady
"Miss Blue Bonnett", musical co
medy will be given at the B. F.
Grady High School Wednesday
night, December 11th., it was an
nounced this week. "Miss Blue
BuauWtw'trsy mustcat composed of
160 people, all local talent Cos
tumes and dances are all original.
It is produced by the Wayne P.
In connection with the play a
popularity contest will be staged
to determine "Miss B. F. Grady."
Prizes For Best
The Kenansville Junior Woman's
Club is offering three prizes to the
best decorated front yard in Ken-
contest must have yards decorated
by Saturday, December 14th. Yds.
will be judged and prizes awarded
on Monday, December 23rd. First
prize will be 15.000; second prize,
3 rose bushes, donated by the
Golds boro Nursery. The third prize
will be announced later.
The Warsaw-Kenansville Rotary
Club decided at its regular meet
ing Monday night to sponsor a St.
lighting program for Kenansvllle's
Miss Annie Snipes of Burgaw
was a guest of Miss Catherine Sy
kes in Kenansville during the
ber, and the other half not later
than February first. The reason
most growers do not like the idea
o ffertilizlng In December is pro
bably because the goods they ap
plied was 1-2 or more Inorganic
nitrogen, putting al lat one appli
cation in December, and It gave
out before the fruiting season -therefore
The potash should be all muriate
or half muriate and half sulphate.
On light sandy soils it is advisable
to use half of potash from sulphate
of potash magnesia.
It Is1 recommended; in applying
your fertilizer, to use 800 pounds
per. acre for a 5 percent nitrogen
formula, 1000 pounds for a 4 per
cent and 1200 pounds per acre for
a a per cent nitrogen.
- If you cannot buy fertilizer rea
dy mixed as recommended above,
most any company wiu oe giaa to
mix you the amount needed lt the
porportlon and formula you de
sire. This will probably cost more,
out it win pay at packing1 time. .
. If .some plan can be arranged
whereby this fertilizer can be put
in the soil (even If you have to
work, it In lightly with a, hoe),
without exposing the roots to the
cold, much batter, results will be
obtained., . -
Ab Phillips Acquitted,
1st. Degree Charge
Get 30 YearTEacli In
Two unusual murder cases were
called before Judge Henry A. Gra
day. presiding over a one week
term of criminal cases "here this
week. The two cases were Wood
row Joseph, white man of Faison,
charged with killing a Negro and
Ab Phillips, charged with killing
Joseph, it will be remembered,
shot and killed, in cold blood, Hen
ry Smith, Negro In Faison on Sep
tember 3rd. The grand jury
brought in a true bill and it was
expected that the court would ask
the death penalty. Through his at
torney, Joseph plead guilty to mur
der in the second degree and after
the evidence had been presented,
Judge Grady, sentenced him to 30
years In the State prison at hard
In the case of Ab Phillips, char
ged with fatally cutting Meriman
Middleton, another Negro on Nov
ember 18th., 1933, Phillips was
found not guilty by a jury. The
most unusual thing about this case
was the fact that every deputy
sheriff and a dozen or more promi
nent white citizens went on the
stand and swore Phillips a good
character. According to the evi
dence presented, Phillips killed in
self-defense. He admitted the kill
ing in self-defense. All State and
defendant witnesses practically co
roborated each others testimony
with the exception of Sammy Mid
dleton, brother of the deceased,
who was also in the fracas. The
evidence showed that a fuss was
started and Phillips, In an effort
to escape trouble, attempted to
leave the two brothers and in the
act was forced to cut Merimam
Middleton to protect his own life
after having been cut by Middle
Another murder given 30 years
in the State prison was Charlie
Green, who submitted a plea of
guilty to murder in the second de
gree. Other cases disposed of through
Wednesday night were as follows:
D. C. Ackerman, housebreaking
and larceny. Given 3 years for vio
lation of previous judgment.
Harvey Mobley, breaking, enter
ing and larceny. 8 months on the
roads, suspended on payment of
cost and remaining of good beha
vior for 5 years.
Alphonzo Cox, housebreaking and
larceny. Sentenced to 6 months In
jail to be hired out to Burk Bar-
Ashley Johnson, breaking, enter
ing and larceny. 18 months on the
roads, suspended on condition he
pays cost and remain of good beha
vior for 5 years.
Leslie Boney, plead guilty to in
voluntary manslaughter. Prayer
for judgment continued on pay
ment of costs for the sum of $200
to Arthur Raynor .administrator
of Joseph Stallings, the deceased.
Jesse Bell. Larceny of Auto.
Court directed a verdict of guilty
and he was sentenced to 3 years in
the State prison.
John Young Smith, housebreak
ing and larceny. 90 days on the
Tom Oates, assault with deadly
weapon with intent to kill. 3 years
on the roads.
Zeke Pearsall, attempting to
break and enter. 60 days on the
Carroll Williams. Howard Blue.
Robert Fennell and Albert Mathis.
Breaking and entering and larceny.
8 months on the roads each.
J. L. Potter and Jerre Flemlnc
Larceny and receiving. 12 -months
on the roads, capias to issue anv
time if found In Duplin Countv af
ter December 31st., 1935.
Robert Burnette. Larceny from
the person. 90 days on the roads.
John Ed Moss. Housebreaking
and larceny. 3 years In State pri
son. Roger Williams. Storebrekln(r
and larceny. 12 months on roads,
paroled in custody of H. L. Ken
nedy. Gibbons Hicks. Housebreaking
and larceny. 3 years on the roads.
Zack Hines. Assault with, deadly
weapon. Court ordered a verdict of
Jonn Ed Moses. Selling liquor.
12 months on the roads to run con
currently with above sentence.
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Going To Florida
Magnolia, Dec. srd. Messrs
Deane Payne and Ed Wallace of
Miami, Florida were in town last
week. They were representing the
Cherry Lake Farms thai; are very
progressive in rehabilitation and
bought 200,000 strawberry plants
from J. R. Croom to be put out on
the farms. Mr. Stradford is the en
thusiastic Superintendent of all the
farm work at Cherry Lake, and -v
Mr. Jim Biggs la Superintendent of
transportation. We t are glad to
have some Magnolia production on
these farms. .
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