s lie fl?
'y v i j 1 from
i . f i ar
X . yZ ..."icejust
It .J 3 t ' 1 Ll8 Ur
.Li 'it fiabesee-
;. 1.. t t 9 ja tee toe!
: : i ; s jl t. i ecs." ;
" 7 t3 ..Jcri Kelver
'-, I lac -rrel in the af
. Ii t. I tlrt Eelver's
a! t 11 or 18 yean
1 r 3 end h slap
?. , lavis tv-k' ft up and a
. 33.-J. Cavi told Ko-
tlie presence of witnesses
3 vonli kill him before sun
zlldr Dank Rcbbcr Pardoned
- The people of Duplin County remember the unpleasant days -whew
a W Y .-( J harv - la Erralin. Wa am referring '
t to the ronuenes cf the rik cl JL.'aaka. ,--' 1 r
The people of Duplin reciJl tLat the robbery was in DDup '
' lfn r-"r.t7, that it was Cuplin County's money taken, that it
w. a I .:.Y. owned ail operate! ly r.lia County natives, that -tls
t . " "st, sre Lell in TcjIIa C ty asl the ntbers convicted "
in err ccurt by our psc;Ia.- If memory serves us riht the may-. ,
or V.'IL.i.'-n, tie EeIster of L. a aid Clesk of Superior
Court cf Lew Car over County hud noiUng to do with the case.'
' '' Co much far that'.?" - - "
Y i::.t tLe tU, c" ' "n M (H3it"'r,-3' of one Joe flatted
'f-y - -j : ' ' - ' - ' -- r I'-ruolia-
.. ia U v,3c-. . - ij. U3 c.ra t tie
State of rorih Cari.:;j, fcr a ; 1 cf from ID to 10 years. - ,
; earner node himself a mtId prisoner and was soon paroled.
J - Vt do net Liow yet where Wilmiagton end XTew Eanovet Coun
i ' ty jot into the picture.. v I . -T ,. 1 --1 '-.-'- '.-f
:- Ea . "-r.'vV-v--..'" ;;,;-"V7'V. , - ;'
' The Kewi and Cbsemr carried a story recently stating! that',
. loe Carner, robber od the Sank of Kcznclia in 1832, was par
doned ly Governor Hoey. Quoting the tews and Observer:
T, , . "The rr;'!i bank robber was pardoned on the recommen- :,
dation of Kayor. Thomas E. Cooper of Wilmington, and the
Clerk of erior Court and Besister of Peeds." , v
We are informed that not a single official of Duplin Coun-.
; ty was asked about the. matter or given as orportunity fa ex
- -press themselves. j -' . - ' - V". ':" -..
' When Carser was paroled the Sheriff ot Duplin was not
t - consulted, I t wr-' 1 have opposed it if asked, and we are in-
- f-"ned tiat tZ' . t Powers, prosecutor of Garner, opposed Ihe." -,
. parole. V."e a e w Bering if the Koey regime has placed Dup-, ,
-' lin County unslcr the watchcare of Kayor Tom Cooper, of Wil-;
' misston, anl Eew Eanover County officiala. ; . ? . j ?
The TE1Z3 is not begrudging the nardoned man hi'free-'.
dom. We are not saying whether or not he was entitled to freo
doffl or should have been kept behind the bars. But we do soy ;
' Hit 'when complete pardon for a man who has oemmitted a
crime ia Duplin County, upon Duplin County people and tried,;'
convicted and sentenced in and by Duplin County, is being con
rlored that .Duplin officials and not Kayo Cooper 'and Hew
I '. nover County officials, should be consulted. - It smells of rot-
. tea and careless politics to ns. ' -
- Tybe some more members ot the official organization want ,
Yj hunt or fish on Sunday," but prefer rew Eanover to Duplin
7 ELOVERS ETTER FAISON
oh sEcord). trip; in cdyrrir
1 time in less than
i,, -pears to Is pro-
' natri 1 lowers Tiaicl ua-
the safes in " Wayside
an 1 tan's Dreg tlore
i v r.3 rown ly means of
t r'.'iirine.- '
; Liery occ!jml fc-out 3
: i the- mornir. Eargla
Vayside by bruAir t'.s
' d"OT.' They blew t.e r e
ved it of in cah. If
i arythiEg else it was un-
t satisfied with the
t h Hey ,tel;;d. Ce a-
r ere: Try
".:r, "Tjsty r."
e t "y entoren we i-orwja
' by the We method
t V at safe. rin.."2 y
rise. T 7 were at a neighbor's
hor" 1 Ier lcf for his home
p" i-J !':.rijd for his home
ivr a fuu. li.ce with him, it was
said, plead with hiin not to do
asytUnjf. - Ke secured - a pistol j
from Thomas Parker, a brother
in-law, Went to Mclver's house and
shot him through a window. The
bullet struck llclver in the mid-,
dle'of the chest He lived about
S3 minutes. . 1
Bavis was arrested and brought
to Kenansville. Preliminary hear
ing will be held Friday afternoon
and it is supposed he will be tried
this month-in criminal court on
a charge of first degree murder.
If he Js convicted and sentenced to
death he will be the fourth ne
gro sentenced to die in Duplin
within, the past six months. ' '
selves to cigarettes and, an auto
matic shot run. , " v
. A good looking young blonde
with a man gcowplice was seen
in I "an. afternoon and are
bc'"-prl ,t3 have been the same
c ia CLiaauapin on
Chirstmas when two
e 'i s nere I1 wn tat n'ht. The
stores of ILs. Itary B. Taiker and
J, L. Caisn were broken into. A
bciit $1-0 cr was stolen from
C-irn bi t te ll.s foiled to ge
cori ! 'y i-i t'..e srie at Tarkers.
as it a L..lIe door affcir
and tie iillt door jammed.
f jjerjrint specialist .Dordrey
cf CreenvIUe was called to
places prints tahen.
made that thinsirj of timber be
uscd hi tl.e pu'p wool.
all t'"S for pulp wood
m - a 3 plants, or to much per acre which
r"3 I"8 wooaiand'will be estimated at slightely le,.i
;r fature v Ee wiJ f:ai Jh the , than his last year's acreage. - I
. - s in a lew days and,. Farmers in Duplin County re
i t!.e tourirg of the col-'oeivei ?:J3,CC0 for their eooper
's. I ation with the government pro-
crf 1 1 '
1 1 1
in; : t::s " i wrsi
' B. C. HITIIDh
Barnard Cleveland Sheffield,
better known as "Barney," of
Warsaw is now sole proprietor of
the Warsaw- Drug Company. In
addition to the drug store he is
one of the proprietors of the War
saw Appliance Company, a direct
or in the Branch Banking ft Trust
Company, deacon in the Presbyte
rian Church, a 32 degree mason
and a Shriner. -y ,
Ur. Sheffield it a native of Du:
plin County born near. Chinqua
pin January 25, 1885, son of the
late loncoln I and Lucy Sheffield.
' In 1914 he married Uisa Allie
Johnson of Wallace to which un
ion three sons have been born,
Edwin I., employed by a Jtfoores-
ville mill as chemist; B. C, Jr., of
Warsaw, assficiitci .wi'tir. -father
in the drug business '.and
Charles of Warsaw. '
"Barney" Sheffield is on? of the
leading figures in Warsaw and Du
plin County, and a druggist and
business man cf renown through-'
out the drug store business in
North Carolina. He . is known and
highly respected ..by the -state's
leading druggists, - -
Mr. Sheffield first began his ca
reer in a Wallace drug store with
the late. Dr. B-. E. Graham. Stay
ing there from 1807 to 1911 he
then moved to Warsaw where he
entered the drug business. Twenty-two
years ago he associated
himself with the late. B, JL' L.
Wheless and together they built
a drug store second to none in Du
plin County. , In January, 1938 Mr.
Wheless departed this life and Mr.
Sheffield carried on the- business
doing both his work and .that of
the late Mr. Wheless. Last week
Mr. Sheffield purchased the inter
est of Mrs. Whelesa in the' busi
ness and is now sole owned and
operator of the J Warsaw -- Drug
Company; : ' ' , H
Mr. Sheffield ia a man of, up
right character and ; ha.' the
knack of making friends easily.
He loves his : work and sincerely
enjoys working in his chosen pro
fession." ' ' iw '
Farmers Hear C
About 1938 Crop
. Program on Sat
A capioity crowd jammed the
court house here last Saturday to
hear J.- M. Nicholson of State Col
lege extension service . : explain
IS JS crop program. ' '," :
i County Agent Reynolds has held
similar meetings at B. T. Grady,
and Wallace recently. ' ' -,w ; ;
The program for 1938 is, plain
ly speaking, -merely a reverse
I from the 1937 nrocrram. In 1937
the government paid the fanner
for the work he did not do and in
1823 they will be paid for what
they do. Each farmer will be giv-
a. I ... V. . .
en a goal, u ms oase xusi - year
was 10 acres of tobacco he could
plant 75 per cent ot that base ao-
retige. This year he will be paid
in porportion to the. amount he
i - .
I tZlZZTZZZ TD TTS TI.T.3;
North Carolina .
State Distributes'' Nearly Mihipn 'Dollars
)rmm;fnc P-oa1o voe 7 hnrt - C 70 fifM
Duplinites Receive c Less Than : $10,000
A Letter to Ccngressman Bardeii
. uon. ttranam A. Barden - 71 -
Member Congress t '
Washington. DCi , '
Dear Mr, Barden: k - t
I feel that yon would like to know the sentiment of the farmers
in Duplin County relative to the present agricultural program
as it applies to the 1938 crops. ' -
. ' - 4 ,
I have talked with fanners from representative sections cf Du
1 plin County, with our farm agent and with merchants here and
i about and am convinced that unless a compulsory program is
enacted by this congress that our farmers are going to simply ;
ignore. the present program and plant for bumper crops in all
money crops. , fv ,
As we see the situation in Duplin County I am in accord with ; :
our farmers. Beports from counties adjoining Duplin and from
. many counties over- Eastern Carolina indicate that they are
going to plant every acre possible in tobacco and other money .
orops.-As tobacco plant bed season draws on us we hear that
5 other tobacco, counties are planting beds sufficient enough to
"grow tobacco on every possible acre of cleared land., If they '
are Koine to itrnore the law of supply and demand if there
is such a Jaw that hasn't been
the TIMES, believes that the
should ioin un with them and
down to five cents again this fall We do not believe that tobao
v co can bring & fair pries under such circumstances and neither.;
do we believe , that Duplin County farmers should hold down" '
their acreage and let adjoining counties get rich from one crop
. of tobacco. ' s
Already today we have sections in our county suffering trem
: endously from a lack of cotton and truck crop control. We have
seen the cotton production take a tremendous jump and prices
Jaairom li and 13 cents 1 nbontJJ cents. .Another year or so t
. of such a condition and the cotton and trucking areas of our
" country will be in the same plight they were in during 1932
and '33. , ' ' ' ' .'
.ij,!'' . u ic -1 ' -y - . '
r We believe that the time is ripe for revising the old AAA, Ova
' farmers are mostly in favor of that program. It proved its
worth before the supreme court killed it If it was good then
... it will be good today. We are of the opinion the President has
a supreme court now that will agree with the' farmers and OK
the bill that pulled tnem irom
fore. We believe .ttef we shouldn't .wart inrm anouw emergen-, .
ty brings about a tion wheby !nhave
ed by congress regardless oi.waeuier wiey w wu
not M 1
OttY fannera want to do the right thing.' They will do the right
thing if farmers in other sections of North Carolina and the
. United States will do their part But our people teem to be of
' such a nature that they have to be convinced that the other fel
- low will do his part before they will acquiesce. We want action
now, now before the 1938 crop is ready to house. We want
' good prices next fall. We want now a guarantee that if we
: do our part others will do their part And. we t believe i that
the AAA will give, ts and farmers all over the United States
what .we need.- : , ".' .
With best wishes for a successful session of congress and parti
cularly 1or the Buccess of your measures, I am v
",'.. - Sincerely yours,
J , ROBERT GRADY, Editor
v , The Duplin Times.
EXPECT LARGE ATTENDANCE
. ANNUAL K. P. C A. MEETING
A large attendance is expected
at the annual stockholden ' meet
ing of the Kenansvflle Production
Credit Association, which will be
held on January 19th at Kenans
ville, N. C. in the High School au
ditbrium at 10 o'clock, according
to Garland P. King, Secretary of
the Association, who said that ar
rangements for the meeting are
complete. " ' ' ' ' .
The Kenansville FroducUon
Credit Association serves Duplin
County and furnishes ; short-term
credit for general agtioultural
purposes to its members. The as
sociation now has a membership
of 644 and Mr, King sua tnai re
is hoped that every .member will
be present at the annual meeting.
Cunid. seems to be slow in get
ting over the excitement he niade
during Christmas but here he
comes with a new list , for this
week. The White couples are: Earl
Irown and Pauline Lee, Grover
r 'f p -.1 r. -Cimnrr. hmi
January 10, 1938 1 '
declared unconstitutional -then
gwd farmers of Duplin Countyj.
help push the price, of tobacco
meir iiin nma .smnMw -
"Attending the meeting by spe
cial invitation of the Association
will be Mr. J. Edwin Tiddy of the
Production Credit Corporation , of
Columbia, who wQl make a brief
address at the conclusion of .the
business session.. ,
i A very interesting program has
been arranged . for the . annual
meeting, Mr. King said and much
interest is being manifested by the
members. ', s "
The officers and directors of. the
Association are; S. V. Wilkins,
President; L. P. Wells, Vice Presi
dent; M. R. Bennett, K. W. Sut
ton and Eugene R. Carlton, Direc
tors, and Garland . King, Secretary-Treasurer.
.., ' . J' y .
McG. Buck and Martha Sines.
The Colored couples are: Ray
mond Monk and lacy Royal, and
Henry Strahohn and Charity Mo-
Caskey. t v . , ;.'
- Thirtv-one 4-H corn club mem
bers of Granville County report 48
busnels to the acre as the lowest
yield secured last year while Earli"cue' was served Irish potatoes
Far&how .of E'.cm produced 103.5
b?:'xls on t;s acre to Win the
' A report this week by, Taison
McGowen, county auditor, reveal
ed that Duplin County dependents
receiving aid from Old Age Assis
tance, aid to blind, and aid to' de
pendent 'children 'funds for the
first six .months of the present fis
cal year totaled $9,788.10. ;
1 Payment of this money "was di
vided between the SJate, .Federal
and county governments to the
three groups as follows: '
Old age assistance fund paid,
6,157.90 to 205 people, divided as
I follows: federal government, $3,-
uio.fo, siaxe government
12 and the county $1,084.63.
Aid to Blind fund paid $1,501.
80, to 27 people divided as fel
lows: Federal 4750.80; state $3
75.40 and county $375.40.
Aid to dependent children fund
paid $2,129 to 41 children divided
as follows; Federal $709.64, state
$898.01 and county $521.35. .
We find that the Federal gov-1
ernment is bearing the, heaviest
load with our county treasury be-
' ing taxed for only about one-fifth
j of the total amount. . During . the
3 people reocived as
sistance. Checks usually run from
about $8.uu to ?14 per, monui.
The cost of administering for the
first six months totaled $978.81
which had to be borne by the
. Checks for January were mailed
! out Monday this week for old age
l assistance, 195 checks wer ?. mailed
totaling $1,948.50. Checks for aid
to blind and dependent children
w;H be mailed" la a few days.
-Raleigh, Jan. 8. Almost. a mil
lion dollars in benefits was distri
buted to needy aged and depend
ent children in North Carolina
from July through December, 19
37, the first six months the state's
I Social Security program was in op
eration, according to an announce-
The exact amount was $923,-
839.75, of which $703,373.44 was
paid to needy aged, with $223,4-
48.31 going to dependent children.
The distribution to the aged,
by months, was as follows;
July , 8,381. - persons and $32
097.05; August 7,739 and $68,
376.98; September 11,777 and
$106,973.83 October 14,925 and
$136,069.58; November 18,045
and ; $165,763.35 December 20,-
782 and $194,092.66.
Payments by months to depend
ent -children were :
July 1,587 children and $3,416,-
75; August 4,254 and $22,223.20;
September 6,501 and $32,881.89;
October 8,150 and $42,038.42; No
vember 9,597 and $52,627.88; De
cember 11,998 and $64,298.17.
The average number of needy
aged who received aid was 12,775
er montn, and tne average montn
. amount paid them was $117,-
228.91, or $9.18 per person, while
the average for dependent children
was 7,013 persons and $37,244.
38 per month, or $5.31 per child.
Masons Install New Officers
; r- In St John's Lodge No. 13, on 6th
Approximately 100 people' sat I served,
in tne lodge nau oi St. .Jonn'sl
Lodge ' No. 13, Kenansville, ' on auu McGowen who read the
Thnnday night of last.week- toi0" t,the
witness installation of officers fori
the ensuing year. , - 1 .
.The night's program, labeled as
ladies night, the ? one time each
year when they ' are allowed to
partly explore the mysteries of
Masonry, opened with a huge din
ner served in the refreshment hall
of the building. The committee on
entertainment prepared and served
to 135 people some real .. first
class . barbecue cooked - by Bill
Gooding of Albertson
bolied in the old fashioned way.
slaw and corn bread. Coffee wai
Division Vl LI
lallace, Jan 21
A golden jubilee confreii
the ,W. M, U of the Wilnu i
Division will be held in the ,
tist church at Wallace " .Tuc
Jan: 25th; Mrs. J. SI Farmer, I
Jubilee Chairman, ' .Mrs. W.
Briggs and Miss Mary Currf.
Raleigh, will be present to a.
in the conference. -; a'. '
All Divisional officers, '. Ass
ation Superintendents and office
all Society Jubilee fchairmen" a;
other members of tie union
urjei te attend, jjt-
Carry note book,' pencil" -anj v
lunch. All who have the JnhW '
Manual and Tear Book please car
ry them. Churches plase provid
transportation for tiie women. I
is a very important meeting. T
thereby 9:50 A.M...? J
To Reduce Rates;
Highest in State
Wilmington, Jan., 12. Mile?
Cary, president of the Tide Water
Power Company, .said, today . the
company plans to file .with the
State Utilities Commission in the
near future. a schedule of reduced
electric rates. i ' it 'r
Cary did not disclose the extent,
of the projected reduction, - bu
said the new schedule of rates is
now being prepared and will be
filed with Utilities Commissioner
Stanley Winborne at Raleigh wit'i
oufr delayf Thrreduciions wfll a.
ply throughout the several coun
ties in southeastern North ' Caro-;
lina served b ythe Tide" Water. fc ; i
The Tide Water has made sevr '
eral rate reductions in 'the ..past
few years, but because of reduc
tions by other utilities its rates .
remain the highest in. North Car-' -olina.
The company buys the. , -bulk
of its power from the Caro--
lina Power and Light Company. , '
'38 Hog Shipment'
Hits New High
Duplin County hog shipments'
hit a new high for the first 1938
shipment of hogs, when 789 hogs, ,
weighing 161,670 pounds net':
weight were shipped. If all of the
hogs show no soft or oily condi
tion, Duplin fanners will receive
$13,236.13 from this shipment. "
The shipment was the , largest
made from the county during any
hog shipping season in 1937.
There were ten carloads of the
hogs shipped. The next shipment
is scheduled for Friday, January
County Agent "Peavine" Rey
nolds, assistant agent "Buck"
Jones, C. B. Marshburn and Mrs.
Susan Bates, are spending the
week in Raleigh . attending the
state meeting of Farm Agent and
rural rehabilitation workers.
xne msxaiiation was in cnarge
Tftki, thK , nr
A, J. Btanton. worshipful. Mis
ter, LC. Burch, Senior Warden,
G. M. Honeybutt, Junior Warden,
J. E. Jerritt" ; Treasurer, . p r
Johnson,' Secretary, J. M. Brock,
Senior Deacon R. C. Wells, Junior '
Deacon, A.M. Brinson, Senoir Ste-
ward (J. 0. Smith, Junior Stew-
ard, .-, C. Newton; Tiler, and ,
iLawrenoe aoutnerianor unapiain.
v Following the installation, G. K.
Aldridge, . retiring ,Wors'ii ' T
Master was' presented' with s t
Master's Jel by J..E. Jer
. i e ,?i8ii .A ." r
. MENTION THE, TESTES T. - .
1 '. YOU ARE SSC: IT J
Kennedy and LL.:ie Kowail, 17,coisuty cl.&irl;:,L:p.
j served and .. for
the v finishing"