KENANSVIll E, N ORTHCAROLIN A FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9th., 1945
ARMISTICE CELEBRATION 5 NOff UNDER WAY IN WARSAW
There is a big thrill awaiting
everyone in Warsaw on Monday,
November 12, 1945, when the
Charles R. Gavin Post, No. 127, of
. the American Legion, will stage
its annual armistice day celebra
tion and you should come early
. and remain late in order that your
.day will be packed with marvel
ous entertainment and that you
may Join the multitude in paying
tribute to the heroes of Duplin
County who have so valiantly sac
rificed their time and their lives
in the European, Asiatic, and Pa-
clfjifi wars as well as the veterans
the first world war.
is fitting that this occasion
puid be a joyous and run tilled
celebration after the hardships
whlch even the civilian population ( vJlle and Camp LejeUne saved the
have undergone and to that end rby gymnasium, auditorium,
time and money have not been agrlcultural building and teacher
spared by the Legion in order ag(J Lack of water doomed the
that this should be the largest gchool building. The fire was well
-.d best celebration ever staged, i Bl4vnnrpd when it was discovered.
So be sure that you come and
bring your friends with you for
this gala occasion and help us to
have amarvelous time. Beginning
early that morning with the Car
nival which is brought to us by
' the R and S Amusements Co., and
will be located at the side and
rear of Frank Thomas' Filling
Station and by "the Town HalL
.You wflt find on the lot amuse
ments for both old and young,
Shows, Wheels,' Chairs, Octapus,
small cart and many other rides
as well at, free acts staged by the
. management. , :
' At . ten O'clock the parade will
' assmblevat the Grammar School
under -the management of Cotn
' tn&nder Ralph Jones, assistod by
Jean Thompsort and Edgar Pol-i
In linn n monnk lnJ V.. L.
lock, in line of march led by the
Color Guard and the Color bearers
Uowed by Distinguished guests,
marvelous fifty-six-piece band
t of Ft Bragg, the veterans of
fVorld War. II, field pieces and
other weapons, a detachment of
i forty six women Marines from
Camp Lejeune, veterans of World
War L a float of captured Japan
ese weapons, a War Dog act, Girl
and Boy Scouts, the E. M. I. Ca
, det Corps and their band and then
other floats and School Children.
The parade will pass the Fair
Grounds and Dropped im Hnllpcro
Street and down Main Street to
Pollock and then around the block
. and by the Legion Hut in review
! at 10:45, and there everyone will
assemble. All stores and other
places of business in the Town
will close their doors at 10:30 and
remain closed until 12 Noon.
' On the porch of the American
Legion Hut the distinguished
guests will be seated and after a
few band selections, to the Colors
will be played and the flag raised
at 11:00 A. M. which will be fol
lowed by the Invocation and then
an address by the speaker of the '
' Day, the Honorable Graham A. '
. Barden, member of Congress from
this District. He is a magnetic
' speaker and always has something
i- to say that will strike the key
note In every heart. .-
Immediately ofter the address
' and a few band selections, a War
Bond Rally will be held under the
'leadership of the efficient Coun
ty Chairman, Jean C. Thompson.
Many varied, useful and handsome
prizes will be given at that time
and the auction will be conducted
by Bill Dudley and Bill Hines.
' At this point the American Le
gion will hold open house for its
'members in honor of the veterans
of World War II and enjoy a bar
becue. " "' '"":.
. During the afternoon acts will
1 be staged by veterans of Camp
Lejeune which will be of Interest
p everyone and especially those
tt us who have a son, daughter, or
relative In the services. The Car
k nival and all the stores will at
that time be open for your pleas
ure, profit and enjoyment Ample
-' rovislons are being made by the
Cafes and other organizations to
-" insure that you will be adequately
, and satisfactorily fed during your
day In Warsaw. ,
; of Self-propelled Howitzers and
20 Scout Cars.
of the J3th Air Borne Division
and a display of the First Army
(CONTINUED ON BACK)
Beulaville School Building
Largest School In County!
Destroyed; Plan Resume
Classes Nov. 19th.
Fire of undetermined origin
gutted the Beulaville Consolidated
School Tuesday night, causing a
damage estimated at $65,000, of
which only $55,000 was covered by
insurance. Volunteers and firemen
fmm Warsaw. Klnston. Jackson-
Authorities are planning to re
sume classes on November 19 in
the gym and auditorium. A large
quantity of furniture, including
an almost new refrigerator was
saved. A barn near the school
caught fire twice but was saved.
Bucket brigades help protect ad
jacent buildings. "'
A meeting of the Duplin School
master's Club was held In the
building Tuesday night but had
adjourned about three hours be
fore the blaze was discovered.
About 1,000 pupils attended the
Water pressure was at an all
time" low, fhserrien declared, mak
ing It - impossible to' "effect ipely
fint tie flames in the main build-
.. . . ..
ing. Klnston firemen directed the
organization of volunteers for the
protection of other buildings.
A new heating plant had just
been installed and school author
ities were planning to rewire the
building and put on a new roof in
the near future and add 8 rooms
to the building.
The Beulaville plant was the
largest school in the county, j
Supt. Johnson stated that the aud- (
itorium gymnasium and agricul-'
tural building could be petitioned
j off t0 make 25 rooms and necess-
!t j : u
hiv lurimure aiiu cuujuiuciil naa
IXKll UIUCICU. nil (iciiuain.ui iv.-
ords were destroyed.
The MiJwuy attraction at this
1 vpek's American Legion Fall Fes
i tival and Victory Celebration at
Warsaw are again presented for
the third consecutive year by the
popular R and S Amusement Co.,
a North Carolina amusement en
' terpiise which has its winter quar
I tens in Wilmington. It is owned
I and manageJ by Jimmy ).1af feity
from that city, one of the most
! popular of all outdoor s-iowmen
j anl who has many friends hsre in
: this section.
Ilhe R and '3 midway this year
is much larger and far greater
than in former years aifli most of
the rides are new, including the
Sky Rocket, which Is a real "thril-
,ler". The Ferris Wheel, mile a
minute ride; Tilt a Whirl; Merry
n Hound; i Chair-onplane; Dive
bomber;, Whip; Caterpillar; Hi Yf
ilvrr; anJ others are popular
i The 'iPin Up Girls" review fea-
uie beautiful models in utt ac
t!ve 'i ises ami Art Spencer thrill .
th cowda in the "Globe of Dea'h''
niotorarrane when he battles fou
fit ting linns and rides at brea -neck
speed on the steep walls of
t'.ie Drome at eviry perfprmar.ee.
There are other big shows ant
plently of fun for everybo.: nl ,
sters as will as yoiingsters. , i
Every niffht at 10:30 an! Satrr-!
day andv Monday afternoons af i:
4 P,..My'.afree thrill circus' !. -staged
oh the midway of the R nn 1
S' Amusements during Its Warsaw !' '
engagement. The famous "All-1
American Thrill Girls, Jackie anJ
Jean Teeter, perform sensational
and death defying stunts 125 feet
in midair , on. high steel ladders
climaxing their exciting exihibition
with A thrilling 500 "slide for life"
from the top of the steel ladJers
ot the ground below - f v '; .
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The R and S Amusements nild
way will be open tonignt ana con
tinues on Satur
milnigbt. v, ,
By Fire; Auxiliary Buildings Saved
RETURNS TO HOSPITAL
8GT. JOSEPH GRADY
Above is Sgt. Joseph Grady,
who recently spent a 30-day con
valescent leave with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Anson A. Grady of
Rt. 2. Warsaw. He returned 4 the
United States Naval Hospital,
Ward No. 10, Portsmouth, Va.
Sgt. Grady entered service in
November, 1940. After training
at Parris Island, S. C, and Quan
tico, Va., he served until October,
1943 in Puerto Rico and Trini
dad, B. W. I. He spent several
months at Camp Lejeune, taking
an extensive course in machine
He left for the Pacific in July,
1944, where he was wounded in
the Okinawa campaign on May 29,
1945. He holds the following rib
bons: The American Defense, The
American Theatre, Asiatic-Pacific,
and The Good Conduct Medal and
The Purple Heart
Sgt. G. D. McDonald
j titts His Discharge
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figt. U. V. ivicfonaia was rcteiii
;iy discharged fro;n the Air forces
: tiom the separation center at
' Sr.reveport, La., after three years
' in service. He is now in Warsaw
with his wife, the former Miss
Mary Hodges, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Mills Hodges, along with his
vounir son. Jerry. In a few weeks
he and his family will go to his
home in De Quincy, La., where
tlicy will make their home. .
o.ilh Nn R. .The UlODar
electric kiln in the Department of
r.-!- Enelneering at N,
c,0a miwe (shown above)
istate uoiiege i snown
- comDletely equipped In-
r no j
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- . f ,t, klnd in the entire electronic tubes which automati-
Greaves-Walk-.cally control it. operation. The
Jment of Cernic Engineering Js'.tory of the departmen during the
WORK OF LEGION
Jurist Says Day ' WtU Come
When Veterans Will Fill
All Public- Qffloes. .
Chapel Hill, Nov.U: The 2,
300,000 Legionnaires in the United
States were responsible for bring
ing pressure on Congress to cre
ate the Veterans' Administration,
Judge Henry L. Stevens, of War
saw, former national commander
of the American Legion, told vet
erans of both World War I and n
in an address in Memorial Hall at
the University of North Carolina
The Legion, he said, also was
responsible in large part for get
ting such bills through Congress
as the veterans', rehabilitation
program, the GI Bill of Rights,
and Unemployment Compensation.
"With assets- amounting to
$100,000,000, we have leaders all
over the country from President
Truman in the Whtte House to
the village smithy in"Warsaw", he
Judge Stevens "was the princi
pal speaker at a meeting of the
Durham and Chapel Hill "40 and
8" of the American Legion which
held a banquet in the N. C. Cafe-
teria prior to the public address
in Memorial HalL
Deseribinff the w .iV)f the Le-
gion to the young World War Iljed County Service Officer Ur Du-
veterans enrolled m ine uiuver-
sity under the GI Bill, Judge Ste-
vens said ithat despite "political
rebuff when it was first formed,
the Legion survived, concentra-
ting its efforts in its earliest days
on improving the lot of incapaci-
tated veterans and the families of
" We've never asked for any
for any- '
thing unfair or unjust just
things we feel are necessary, and
thus we have the power to push
"There will come a time soon"
he declared, "when only men in
public office will be those wea
ing veterans' buttons."
Outlaw's Bridge A. U. W.
To Meet Saturday
The Outlaw's Bridge A. U. W.
will meet Saturday afternoon at
2 o'clock with Mrs. J. H. Parker.
All members are urged to be pres-.
ent at the meeting.
COMPLETELY EQUIPPED KILN AT N. C STATE
Snown . adjusting ons maicum
( which Is being processed by the
( Klin, ine mm, wiutii woyauic
la nf ottolnlntr a tpmrierature of
2,750 degrees F., Is equipped with
Outlaw's Bridge Army Flyer Killed
In Plane Crash October 31st.
Named Service Officer
New Duties To Begin First of
Year; Now Provost Marshall
At Miami Beach, Fla.
Major Joe Wallace, for the past
41 months in the services of the
Armed Forces and at present Pro
vost Marshall at . Miami Beach,
Monday was named Duplin Coun
ty service uincer Dy xne t-ouniy
Board of Commisioners. Major'
Wallace is expected to be released
from the Army around the first
of the year, and if he decides to
accept the position will take over
his new duties at that time.
The following resolution was
passed by the Board of Commiss
" Before the Board
At a meeting of the Board of
County Commissioners held on
tnjS day, all members present and i
voting in the affirmative, it was
fnrdprert that Maior Joseph B,
I WnHnpo ho nnd ia herebv aDDoint-
pjjn county, Deglnnlng January i, i
l,i$46. Also ordered that Major
Wallace be requested to avail
himself if possible, of a Service
Officers Training School to be
held in Chapel Hill, N. C, Novem-
ber 25 through November 30,
J , , . ...
oraer 01 lne r3UUIU uus
day of November, 1945.
L. P. Wells, Chairman.
It is not known here whether
Major Wallace will accept the ap-
SSgt. David W. Barnette, son
of John W. Barnette of Warsaw,
received his discharge on Oct. 7th,
after serving more than five years,
of which twenty-two months were
spent overseas in action. He is
now living with his 'sister at her
home near Warsaw.
war for the purpose of carrying
on an important research project
on radio and radar Insulators for
the Army Signal Corps. It will
now be used by the faculty for re
search and for Instructing , stu
dents In ' the firing of
products by electricity.
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I ' , iniiniiinn i . fc O
OTTIS J. SIMPSON
Ottis J. Simpson S lc, USNR,
of Beulaville, writes his family
that his ship, the U. S. S. COW-
PENS, was the first carrier to en
ter Tokyo Bay and Sayami, and
has now returned to the States
He also mentioned that his
skipper, Capt. H. S. Ducksworth,
was one of the first men to land
on the Jap Homeland. They also
were with Commdr, Harold Stas
sen, who took charge of the liber
ation of prisoners of war in the
His ship was the first carrier
ever to enter the China Sea. The
Cowpens is now in San Deigo for
a short while and then back to
Pear Harbor for a few days.
Marriage licenses issued, this
week by the Office of the Register
of Deeds were to: George Giles
and Janet Dobson (W). James
Henry Wilson and Willie May
Williams .(C). and Joseph and
Louise Sullivan (W).
Tax collections during the
month of October 1945 were
MC GO WEN IN HOSPITAL
Faison W. McGowen is a patient
in the Goldsboro Hospital. He is
suffering with a back ailment.
THAT WHEREAS it has come
to the attention of the Mayor and
Board of Commissioners of the
Town of Warsaw that Monday,
November 12th is a legal holiday
by Act of Congress.
I AND WHEREAS in order that
the Armistice Day Celebration
this year will not only celebrate
the victory of World War One
but also the victories in the Paci
fic and European Theaters of
War which so many of our valiant
citizens have fought and died.
NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue
of the power in me vested as Ma
yor of the Town of Warsaw, I do
proclaim and declare a legal holi
day and all stores and places of
business within the limits of the
Town of Warsaw shall close their
doors and cease to do all business
at 10:30 A. M., and remain closed
until 12 Noon, on said date.
Done at Warsaw, N. C, this the
6th day of November, 19b5.
A. J. Jenkins, Mayor.
Dorcas B, Rogers, Clerk.
Returns To Pearl Harbor
Marion Allen Wilkens, motor
mashlnist't mate, 2c, of ChlrKTua
Lt. Tyson Mewborn, (jg), naval
flyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Moses
T. Mewborn of the Outlaw's
Bridge section was instantly kill
ed in the crash of a transport
plane near Page, Okla., on Oct.
Young Mewborn was engaged
in ferrying planes from a Florida
base to points in Oklahoma. He
was returning as a passengor on
the transport plane after deliver
ing his plane to its destination.
After another trip he was expect
ing to join his family in Wayne
and this county.
His wife, the former Miss Mary
Alice Harper and baby daughter,
Andrea, had just came from Flori
da. Lt. Mewborn was married about
a year ago.
Surviving in addition to his
wife and child are his parents and
one sister, Miss Louise Mewborn
The body arrived at the Tyn
dall Funeral Home in Mt. Olive
accompanied by officer escort.
Funeral services were held Tues
Lt. Mewborn graduated from
B. F. Grady, took pre-flight train
ing in Athens, Ga. Additional
training in Va., Texas and Fla.
He also served in the Pacific area
on combat duty. Since returning
to the States he had been station
ed at Quonset Point R. and
Daytona Beach, Fla.
November 11-17 Is
io' ivirnor Cherry has proclaimed
'v.- i't'k of November MJ17 as
American Legion Week in North
Calling upon the public to co
operate in the Legion's enrollment
campaign .luring the week, the
Governor pointed out that the Am
erican Lagion" is taking the lead
in observing Armistice Day as the
event of one of the greatest tri
imi.;hs in our history and a day on
which all should reslove to make
.1 ore and greater sacrifices to
speed up reconversion and the pro
per rehabilitation of all returning
veteran? of World War II."
Thp Governor added that t e
American Legion's "great rehabili
tation, child welfare, and Ameri
auism programs, together with the
Legion's junior baseball, oratorical
contests, school awards, Boys'
State, and mamy other worthy act
vities, are entitled to receive more
and greaer suppor from all Legion
naires and citizens generally thru-
out the State."
C. F. Garriss, 65, of Watha,
died unexpectedly Friday morning
at his home following a heart at
tack. Funeral services were con
ducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o'
clock from the Watha Free Will
Baptist Church. Interment was in
the family cemetery.
! Surviving are his wife, the for
mer Mattie Burnett; and nine
children, Austin of Greensboro,
Carr of the Navy, in the Philip
pines, Elton of the Navy, in Mary
land, Mrs. Allen Norris and Mrs.
Joe Cavenaugh, both of Wallace,
and Mrs. A. C. Wheeler and T. W
L. W., and Charles, all of Watha.
pin, and other crewmen of the re
pair ship the USS ULYSSES, have
returned to Pearl Harbor to con
tinue in the "repair business" i
working ships damaged in the re
cent typhoon at Okinawa.. The
Ulysses came through without
serious damage, although she lost
her anchor three times before the
wind abated. After the third an
chor was lost, a fourth was shack
led to the remaining chain and,
by continual maneuvering of the
ship to ease the strain, the last
anchor held. .
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