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VOLUME NUMBER FIFTEEN
IT'S TAX LISTING
LIST YOUR TAXES
;L i ; . u By P. W. MoGOWEN
- Listing of 1948 County taxes be
r (an Thursday, Jan. 1.
' . All property! real and personal.
' subject to ad valorem taxation,
shall be listed for tax purposes dui
Ing the month of January.
It Is the duty of every person
owning properly, real or personal,
to list it for taxes.
All male persons between the
ages of 21 and 50 years shall list
poll tax even though they do not
own or have In their possession
- any taxable real or personal prop
erty Jo list
All dogs shall be listed by the
owner or the person having them
In charge. ', ,
All livestock, motor vehicles, re
frigerators, appliances, tractors,
washing machines, etc., shall b-
listed for taxation whether pal
for in full or not
Fiinera Services He
-, By Mrs. Ella Womack
Funeral services for Edward
-Jenkins Hill were held from the
home on Hill Street in Warsaw
Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 27 at 3
o'clock, with the Rev. G. Van Ste?
. phens, of the Baptist Church, as
sisted by the Rev. Eugene Clarke,
of the Presbyterian Church, and
the Rev. A. M. Williams, of the
Methodist Church, conducting the
Mr. Hill died suddenly while at
work as bookkeeper for the Hudson
Cotton Gin in Warsaw, on Monday
morning. He had been in failing
health for several years but was
as welT as usual when death came
He was the son of they late Dr.
John Hill and Mrs. Beetle Hufham
Hill and was btorn and reared in
Warsaw. June 20, 1947, marked his
70th birthday. r,
. His family, both paterrjn and
maternal, were prominent and be
longed to the old aristocracy ot
Duplin County. His father was a
noted physician and his mother was
the sister of one of North Carolina's
most noted Baptist preachers, the
Rev. Dunn Hufham. Mr. Hill ser
ved In the State Legislature iu
1921 and as Secretary to Congress
man Brlnson in Washington, D. C.
for four years. For a number of
years he was associated with the
Virginia-Carolina Chemical Co. in
Wilmington. When the W. P. A
was organized he was made super
intendent of Jie Eastern District
with offices in New Bern. "
On Dec. 21, 1924, he married
Miss Sallie Hussey, the daughter
of the late Dr. Lafayette and Mr.
Sue Hussey, of Warsaw.! -,'-?S-
Mr. Hill attended the Baptist
Church regularly and was mOit
liberal contributor to its causes
To his friends he was known as
Ed" and he was always ready with
a hearty greeting of friendship as
he passed them to and from his
Interment was in Pineerest Cem
tery where a large number of peo
ple gathered to pay a last tribute
of respect and leave- him sleeping
beneath a profusion of beautiful
flowers. ' v-v:'--r.-"'::;'.;
- Besides his wife, Mrs. Sallie Hus
sey Hill, he is survived by an adopt
ed son, Ernest Hussey andfwo sis
ters Mrs. Annie Hill Cox of War
saw and Mrs, Bettie Hill Baines, o'
Wilson. ',,.;';-'lS-. : ' ' v
Active pallbearers were Mayor
A. J. Jenkins, George D. Bennett,
Paul Potter,: Leslie Torrans, J. T
Grebhara, Jr., and B. C Sheffield,
Jr. Honorary pallbearers were: Dr.
Williams, Dr. E. P. Ewers, Dr.
J. f. Straughan, Dr.. W. H. Free-
Tnan, C. V. Garner, A. Brooks, D.
E. Best, W. E Taylor, ,W. P. Bridg
et, W. E. HInes, L. H. Brown, R.
J. Jnes, H. L. Stevens, Jr R. E.
Well. K W. Draughon, J. C. Thoni
r n, Eddie Woodward, W. R.
I more, R. W. Blackmore, How-
,i lackmoro. F. J. Strickland.
7est, F. A. Mitchlner, R. L.
A. L. Cavenaugh. Walker
i . . . ens, R.; D. Johnson J. M
I'c irce, R. H. Best and J. T, Hudson
cJ Turkey. -- , . t ,
mong those from out of town
ndlng the- services were' Miss
abeth Husoey, Charlotte; Mrs.
ter Carter, I Salisbury; ' Miss
ices Hussey, Greensboro; Mrs
es Avent. Rocky Mount; Mrs.
:. Carter, Sr., J. H.' Carter, Jr.,
? T.Taia and Nannie Cox and
1 Cox, Klnton; Mr. and Mrs.
1 1 mmerlln, Mt. Olive: Mrs
. ; -v. Sr., and L. N. Boney.
I'rs. Almand Car-
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TIME HERE .
The Intent and purpose of our
tax laws is to have, all property
and subjects of taxation assessed
at their true and actual value in
money, to such manner as sucb
property and subjects are usualh
sold, but not by forced sale thereof.
It' has been declared to be the
policy of this State so to use its
system of real estate taxation as
to encourage the conservation of
natural resources and the beautifi
cation of homes and roadsides.
Look for your Township Lit
Taker's advertised dates, and see
him early in January and list your
County Taxes. There will be no ex
tention of the listing period.
Farmers are urged to be pre
pared to give Farm Census Infor
mation. Most of the information
asked for will be acreages planted
Mother Of Warsaw
Man Is Buried
Mrs. Annie Taylor Newkirk, 7i.
of Willard, Rt 1, died about noon
Saturday at her home. Funeral Fer
vices were held Sunday at 3 p. ti.
at Wells Chapel. Burial was in the
the rites. Surviving are two dau
ghters, Mrs. Harlee Harward of
Carolina Beach and Mrs. E. W. Hall
f WllmiBt6n WoW,arfte
Newkirk of the home and Alfred
Newkirk of Warsaw; a sister, Mrs
R. H. Allen' o fLumberton; and
Wins Free Trip
J. F. WiUiamson of Pink Hill will
go to Charlotte today, where he
will be joined by other Southern
Appliance representatives for a IS
day trip to Cuba, expenses paid.
Mr. Williamson won this honoi
as a result of sales made of Ben
dix washing machines in his territory;';-"
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Turkey At Turkey
Over The Holidays?
Norman Dixon of Turkey and
Willard Holloman of Warsaw wil'
face charges of thefts from people
Warrants charge the men with
stealing six hats, an overcoat a i
a tire and wheel from an auto.
Officers said the men got the hats
and overcoat from a Turkey church
and the wheel and tire from a car
in the church yard. Most of the
stolen goods was recovered.
The defendants were given a pre
liminary hearing. They were pla
ced under a $1,500 bond;.
It has been announced that
the Kenansville PTA will
' meet on Monday nlaht, Jan. ,
5, bat due to unavoidable con
flicts, the date of. meeting
has been changed to Monday
night, ' January 12, 1948 : in
' the hijrh school auditorium.
Of 0. E. S.
On December 13, 1947 Mrs. Ellle
S. Kornegay was installed as Grand
Warder of the Grand Chapter. Or
der of the Eastern Star of the Dis
trict of Columbia. -. '
Mrs. Kornegay is a former resi
dent of Duplin County and a char
ter member cf t C! 'er
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Only One Tor Mi :nt
Duplin Reported Oier
22 Year Old Negro Dies From
Accident Near Rose Hill
Christmas was' reasonably quiet
over the Christmas holidays. Very
few wrecks were reported in the
county. One death from an acci
dent occurred the night before
James Fletcher died at the Golds
boro Hospital at 6:15 p. m. Christ
mas day of Injuries sustained the
night before when struck by an
Bennie Garvin, Negro driver for
the L. E. Garris ambulance at Mt.
OliVe, told officers he was return
ing with the ambulance from Wil
mington when a car passed him.
As the car passed, he saw two men
walking. He thought he heard an
impact and went back to investi
gate. The driver of the other car
West Siding Negro Found Dead
On Arrival At Hospital
Coroner C. B. Sitterson was call
ed to Warsaw last week to view
the body of Marie Wallace, age
about 20, colored, who was carried
from Goldsboro to the Quinn-Mc-Gowen
Funeral ' Home.
According to Mr. Sitterson his
investigation revealed that the wo-
ill and her father,
The Kenansville Lions Club el
ected Bill Ingram, State Highway
Engineer,: to succeed R. C. Wells
as president. Mr. Wells has moved
to Clinton. Mr. Ingram will lead
the Organization until the election
of officers next June.
Lion J. E. Jerritt was the prin
cipal speaker He explained the
present state of the A&C Railroad
pointing Out that with the impend
ing discontinuance of Wells-Oates
Lumber Company here, the roaa
income will not permit its continu
Cadets May Be Reinstated
Wartime-qualified Aviation Ca
dets whose hopes for pilot training
with the Air Force wer ; ended by
the curtailment of the Aviation
Cadet Program in 1944-45 may be
reinstated; MjSgt Motin J. Hite, Jr
Commanding Officer of the Golds
boro Recruiting Sub-Station said
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The U. S. Air Force command
estimates that there are approxi
mately 35,000' men who are quali
fied for Aviation Cadet pilot train
ing during the war who w.cre either
awaiting assignment to or actually
undergoing instruction when the
program was Curtailed because of
the successful .progress of the war.
The acceleration of the Aviation
Cadet Pilot Training Program to
biversificafion Pays Says Duplin Farmer
; After deciding that a one crop six calves, which were sold this
system of farming was not sound year, brought him $400. He main
R. D. Simmons, Duplin County 'tains a laying flock of 65 hens and
farmer of Seven Springs, began
following a diversified system of
farming, and has set an example
that 'ethers might follow. ,
That is what L. F. Weeks, county
agent for the State College Exten
sion, Service, says about the balan
ced and live-at-home farming pro
gram which Mr, Simmons Is carry
ing out .v ' i'V:v'-V"- i1- .y' W
.This Duplin County farmer pro
duces about 90 hogs and 6 or 8
calves for sale yearly, Mr. Weeks
said, adding that most of the feed
used in raising these animal is
MUUBM MM ' tllA atkM i""'''
Mr. Simmons sold 90 hogs this
year for $4,910, used 7 at homo
which were valued at S360, ana
has S sows on hand now with 48
young pigs. During the year, he
bought no grain and is 'now har
vesting 50 acres of corn which is
iv'-'-i E3 rf "T Tit
r - -if t f ' l'l I'
also stopped and came back to in
vestigate. Garris carried McMullan
on to Goldsboro Hospital.
The driver of the car which
struck McMullan at 9:30 Wednes
day night was Jesse Wilson of
Rose Hill, son of attorney L. A.
Wilson of Rose Hill. His sisters
were riding with him. f i
Patrolman L. B. Lane of Wallace
who investigated, said that Wilson
offered assistance with the injured
man, who had been walking along
with his brother George McMullan
McMullan suffered a. fractured
skull, left thigh cut for about 12
inches and right ankle crushed.
The inquest was held Tuesday
Preston Wallace, took her to a hos
pital in Goldsboro. On arrival at
the hospital, she was found dead
and attendants would not accept
There was no evidence of fori
play. An inquest was deemed un
necessary. She resided near West Siding.
ed operation. Mr. Jerritt stated
that revenue from shipments out
of Kenansville, unless there were
some kind of industry here, Will
not warrant continued operation.
It appears, someone said after the
meeting, that the people in Kenans
ville and surrounding area, have
given too much support to truck
lines and the resultant decrease
in revenue for the A&C has cre
ated a condition that the railroad
cannot profitably operate.
a total of 3,000 Aviation Cadets in
1948 will make it possible for the
Air Force to fulfill its obligation
to many of these men who volun
teered during the war. Men in this
special category, Sgt. Hite said,
may be reinstated merely by pass
ing the required physical examin
ation, if they are unmarried, be
tween 20 and 26 1-2 years old and
have had two or more years of
satisfactory college study.
First Sergeant Liles of the Golds
boro Station will be at the Kenans
viire Post Office Thursday of each
week" between 1 and 4 to accept
enlistments and to give informatio i
to those interested in the many
advantages offered by the Peace
Time Army. '.
is getting 3V6 dozen eggs daily.
The male birds from his yearly
flock of chicks are eaten at home
or marketed locally.
In addition to the 0 acres of
permanent pasture on the farm.
Mr. Simmons seeded 2Vt acres in
the spring to a mixture of ladino
clover, orchard grass,'; lespedeza,
and red top clover. His cattle, hogs,
and work, stock get a good portion
of their feed from these pastures
and , interplanted legume in his
'corn field.' For temporary gracing
and cover crop, he seeds 40 acres
of small grain each fall.
The cash crops on his farm this
year consist of 19 acres o ftobacco.
and 9 acres of cotton. A 'iiree-year
crop rotation is followed which is
r-irmd to' mttetism and buill tSa
' (' V ? toil, Mr. Weeks
FRIDAY, JANUARY 2nd. 1948
KARL HAITHCOCK, 14,
The above is a photo of a fourteen
Sear old boy of Halifax county,
'. C, who is to 'assume director
ship of the Southern States' Forest
fire commission activities in 1996
according to plans recently made
public at the Birmingham, Ala
bama headquarters of the south
Youthful Earl got his start in
forest fire prevention by helping
bis widowed mower take charge
of a fire tower near Macon, N. C,
and later by organizing his school
chums into volunteer pine top tire
fighting groups. He was awarded
one el the commission fire hero
medals at public ceremonies held
in Warrenton, N. C last year. The
award was made by O. L. Carver,
Macon, Oa, who is Education
chairman of the commission.
Handsome young Earl is sched
uled to graduate from a forestry
school in . 1954. Some commission
lor bis big Job ten years bene.
The following editorial appeared
in Tuesday's Goldsboro News Ar
gus. It tells the story of the plight
financially and otherwise, of news
papermen in this section:
ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
A letter has just brought word
to the News-Argus that he price
of plain newsprint on which your
copies and those of everjbody
else are printed will be $100 a
ton. The new price is effective "n
New Year's Day 1948.
When the price ot butter went
so high, plenty of families switch
ed to margarine. Some folks who
used to eat a steak quite regularly
don't set teeth into a piece of steak
meat very often any more.
But a newspaper can't switch
to a cheaper substitute for news
print. Nor can a newspaper serve
an increasing number of readers
and deliver an increasing amount
of news and of advertising sales
messages by cutting down the
amount of newsprint paper it
We hope to see the News-Argus
use in ly-tu more ions, nunureas oi
ons, of $100 newsprint paper than
it ever used of less costly paper
any past year. But we hope the
price doesn't keep on going up.
We prefer to see the money we
spend for newsprint stay in com
parison w ith the amount paid each
we?k to members of our staff.
We may have dreamed of a
"White Christmas' in Duplin bu:
we received a dreary rainy day
However the power stayed on and
everyone enjoyed their Christmas
lights and trees.
Over the week end Duplin stayed
reasonably quiet, only ne acci
The day after Christmas brought
sunshine, and, pleasant, weather
while many sections of the state
w re shivering in the snow.
Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh,
Durham and many other places had
their "White Christmas". New York
had the largest snow fall for Christ
mas In history 25 Inches.
Schools art back la session and
the kids are quieting down from
their excitement Tacatiin la over
and the farmers are trying to get
their fertilizer for spring planting.
Grady Bcimd Over
Ransom Mercer Returns From
Farm Bureau Meeting In Chicago
(Special to the Times) .
Greensboro, N. C. Ransom
Mercer, of Beulaville, has return
ed from the American Farm Bu
reau's 29th annual meeting in Chi
cago where a resolution was passed
calling for continuation of govern
ment price supports on farm com
modities. The resolution said that the sup
ports should be on a scale varying
from CO to 90 percent of parity,
according to "the importance and
peculiar conditions of the commo
dity and its supply and price posi
Mercer was among 157 who made
the trip to Chicago by a Southern
Railway special train. During the
four-day meeting, they took part ;
in commodity conferences and dis-'
cussions on various phases of ag-1
riculture with emphasis on the
nation's farm program for the f u-!
A. T. Outlaw Exhibits Picture
Of Duplin County Court House
During last August Donald F.
Snyder oi Cleveland. Ohio, and a
son-fn-law of Bob Dail of our town,
made a beautiful painting of the
Duplin Court House and all who
saw it were thrilled with its beau
ty. A picture of it later appeared
in the Duplin Times and at that
time it was announced that A. T.
Outlaw, Register of Deeds, planned
to have a 'jrge picture of the
painting, frame it and display it
Springs his been bound over to the
January term o fSuptrior Court -n
charge of manslaughter in t'je
traffic death , a few weeks ago ot
Tianier Thohias RoyalC'faSWer' t!
Warsaw, Rt. 2. Probable cause of
?uilt was found at tit preliminary
hearing and bond wag set at 500.
Royall was riding a scooter when
Grady, passing another car, struck
the msaller vehicle and fatally in
Flake Shaw Gets
The coveted title of "Man of the
Year in Service to North Carolina
Agriculture" has been awarded to
R. Flake Shaw, Greensboro, Exe
cutive Vice-President of the North
Carolina Farm Bureau, because he
is "a man who has done an amazing
'job in farm organization."
i 1 Presented annually bv the Pro
gressive Farmer, a leading agricul
tural magazine, the distinction goes
to outstanding farm men in indi
vidual southern states. S.ir.w Is the
11th Tar Heel to be so nonored.
If you asked him to name his
title, Shaw would probably tell
you, "Oh, I do a little bit of every
thing, including sweeping up the
floors." But In reality, soft-spoken
R. Flake Shaw is Executive Vice
President of the North Carolina
Farm Bureau Federation. This
mouthful of words takes on mean
ing when you realize that under
his leadership since 1940, Farm
Bureau membership has increased
over 35 times.
Dies At Age 44
Alonza Thompson, 74, died of a
heart attack early Tuesday morning
at the home of his son Harry
Thompson, with whom he lived, 5
miles northwest of Mt Olive. Fu
neral services were held from the
home Wednesday at 3 p. m. with
Rev. J. W. Lambert Baptist minis
ter in charge. Burial was in the
cemetery at Calypso.
Surviving are Mrs. Thompson,
the former Susan Tadlock, of this
county; three sons, C W., Harry,
and Lonnie Thompson, all of Mt.
Olive; five daughters, Mrs. Jack
Ldwis of i Calypso, Mrs. Maury
James of Goldsboro, Mis. Katia
Lancaster and Mrs. Bersha Ezxell
of the home, and Mrs. Randolph
Sasser of Mt. Olive; one brother.
Julius Thompson ot Goldsboro; and
hree sisters, Mrs. Margaret Tad
lock of Mt. Olive, Mrs. James Hol
land of Calypso, end Mrs. ; John
Anderson of Dudley..-' . ;
Snaps go on easily If you tew
all the snaps on one side In their
places. Then use chalk on . the
snaps and press against the side
where the other half mnt be sewed
The chalk wf.l mart U.8 jla"t
Among the speakers at the coj
vention were Congressman Harold .
D. Cooley, Nashville, N. C, and J.
B. Hutson, president of Tobacco
Cooley, pleading for retention
of 90 percent of parity support,
told some 5,000 delegates ihat "ex
cept for price support at 90 percent -of
parity, our own North Carolina
farmers would be facing bank
ruptcy riht now."
In an address on "Maintaining .
Agricultural Exports," Hutson said,
"It appears that fram production
can be, and probably should fro ..
maintained during the years Just -ahead
at fully one-fourth hbove -the
level of pre-war years." '
"The people of the United States
have nevt.r faced a more important
decision," Hutson said, "than that '
confronting them in connection
with the European Recovery Pro
gram." in his office. That has now becu
done. It is a beautiful photograpa " -.
of a beautiful painting. Also on
display in his office is a picture
of the old Duplin Court House, ,
torn down in 1911, and these pic-,
tures should be of interest to the : .
citizens of Duplin County. " t
When on a visit or on business
to the office of Register of Deeds,
Mr. Outlaw cordially invites you
to see these pictures., ,
ACL Slopping ;"
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Wilmington, N. C.,' Dec. 22
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad trains
45 and 46, operating between
Rocky Mount and Wilmington, wilt
be discontinued pursuant to author- '
ity of North Carolina Utilities-v"
Commission with last trips Sun- .
day. January 4, 1948, according lb V
statement issued here today by"
James B. Sharpton, Passenger V
Coast Line several months ago
applied to North Carolina Utilities v
Commission for permission to dis- -continue
trains 48 and 49, now op- ",;
erating between Wilmington and
Rocky Mount, because of the heavy
financial losses sustained by the
Coast Line in the operation of
those trains. The Commission de- ;
nied thai application and, Insteaa,
authorized withdrawal of trains 43 "
and 48 pursuant to understanding
had with the Commission at -tlta
wartime period when the trains
Trains 48 ana 49 are local trains.
handling coach passengers between
Wilmington and Rocky Mount and
to and from intermediate stations,
with no direct connection with 1
through train service at Roc&y
Trains 45 and 46 at present con- v
nect at Rocky Mount With tic 1
Coast Line's HAVANA SPECIAv v
trains 75-76, and provide north
bound service leaving Wflmingt -n .
4:00 PM, and arriving New York ,
the next morning 7:00 AM. and ,
southbound service leaving' New
York 9:50 PM, and arriving Wit- ,
mington 1:15 PM, the next day.
Through Wilmington-New York - i
sleeper also operates on trains 45 , '-'
and 48 and will be discontinued
ooncurrently with the discor.tiiiu-
ance of the trains. In addition to ;
serving Wilmington, trains 45 and ;
46 and the through sleeper also :
serve intermediate points between
Wilmington and Rocky Mount, in- .J
eluding Warsaw, Goldsboro and r
Wilson, as well as other cities in -Eastern
North Carolina 'east of the
Coast Line between Rocky Mount j
and Wilmington. t - , n
Concurrent with the withdrawal
January 5, 1948, of trains 45 and I
46, the cafe-Jounge car which p-, -erates
on the latter train from Wil
mington to Rocky Mount TO11 be '
operated on train .42 . between ,
Wilmington and Rocky Mount
leaving Wilmington at 7 JO PM - -
Elmore Bell t !:vcs
To Kcn:n$vi'!3 l'
Elmore' Bell, prominent farmer,
now turned, auto dealer has Just
completed an attractive b ime near
the school building in Ke"
He moved In this week.
According to report t
v " r'-'-t in a few
James C "y, 13, ef Severs
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