VOLUME NUMBER SIXTEEN
Vcrsavv Reports On Its Building
Growth For the Year Of 1947
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
FRIDAY, JANUARY 16th, 1948
HOPES TAR HEEL CHILDREN WILL' LEAD
Eastern Baptists Told Of Opportunities
At Meeting Held In Mt. Olive On Friday
I BOB GRADY
- Building and improvements of all
types in Warsaw in 1947 exceeded
- That is the report Mayor A. J.
Thirty-six residences were built
at an estimated cost of $195,450.00
There were built and remodeled
twelve business houses at an esti
mated cost of $88,200.00.
These figures were taken from
the records of the building inspect-
. or and are estimated costs as made
by the owners when applying for
building permits. In most cases
these costs were.far under the ac-
tual cost of construction.
In addition to the residences and
- business establishments the town
of Warsaw, with the help of citi-
- sens of the county, built a ball
-park, complete with grand stand,
bleachers, and lighting equipment
Also Included in the business
construction is a new telephone
building, and garages, the estimct
ed cost for construction of the
buildings only, being $30,000.00.
Equipment is being installed which
will inerease the total cost of the
improvement to approximately
Inspection Lanes To Visit County
Several Times During 1948
Raleigh, N. C, Arthur T.
Moore, head of the State's Mechan
ical Inspection Program, said to
day that a great portion of the
State's citizens were needlessly up
set over plans for the inspection
' He tdded that many had the idea
. they would 'have -to jlrlve. sevesal
, hundred miles to lane headquarters
for their inspection this year. He
said: "There is absolutely no ned
to worry, for wo have emphasized
over and over again that the lanes
. are. portable", and that they will be
transported from county to county
in order to reach all motorists In
the State." -' . . -
Moore added that headquarters
for each of the State's 38 inspection
lanes were set up on the basis of
motor vehicle population, and eich
lane was planned to take -care of
20,000 vehicles twice a vear In
some counties there 20,000 or more
vehicles within a given : counly,
and in wen cases there is one lane
to service that county. However, in
Red Cross Notes
.The following lettef was. from
the office of the Field Director,
Gray Lady Unit U. S. Naval Dis
pensary, Cherry Point, N. C.
American Bed Cross
Duplin County Chapter
Kenansville, N. C. .
Att: Mrs. N. B. Boney, 'Ex. Sec
Thanks to you and other thought-
- ful groups of North Carolina. Christ
mas was " merry at the Cherry
. Point Dispensary as merry as
It ever could be for servicemen
hospitalized during . the holiday
season.- , .,
-Just before Christmas the ambu
latory patients spent many busy
hours In the Gray Lady craft room
. makilig gifts, addressing Christmas
cards, wrapping their gifts In fan
cy paper and ribbons, and construct
Ing unusual trimmings for' the Dis
pensary's nine Christmas trees.
u cnuaieu men . ncipca trim j
tne large trees in their ward, and
of-course a few fancy ornaments
smashed from their fingers, but
most of the lovely trimmings and
strings of lights were carefully
hung on the trees. They are now
carefully inventoried and safely
stored away for Use In the Dispen
sary next Christmas. We want to
thank your chapter for the light
you sent to help brighten the
. Christmas season for the patients
at thic Dispensary.
The bingo prizes sent by the
.members of the Order of Eastern
Star at Kenansville added a great
deal of enjoyment to the narttea
given for patients during both Nov
ember and December, and we hope
that you will kindly relay ' bur
thanks to the women who to
tnoi'-htfully contributed the prizes.
In addition to Christmas parties.
t s ich fruit cake, mrtv candies
i fruits were served, the Gray
I r arranged for the singing of
; t2:ei tockings and deco-
' i"K9 rn Christmas Day.
" 1 vary much the pa-
" twTr ' fc't ' of
During the year the town held
an election for the sale of $25,000
worth of municipal bonds for the
construction of a municipal build
ing. It was favorably voted upon
and bid have been received. The
actual construction will probably
start within 45 days.
During the past year the town
purchased a modern motor grader,
which has been a great asset in
keeping the streets of the town in
good condition, as only two of the
streets in the residential section of
the town are paved.
Warsaw is definitely growing
and although no manufacturing
plants were established within the
town limits during 147, Mere was
one plant built within one block
of the town limits which manufac
tures mill work and emnlnvea in.
proximately ten people. There were
built in the town two plants during
1946, one a mill working plant and
the other a concrete block plant,
the two firms employing an ave
rage of fifteen men.
There have been several new
mercantile businesses nnenprl inri
at present there are no buildings
or houses for rent within the town
j cases where there were not 20,001'
registered vehicles within a given
: county, then adjoining co tftY.es
were taken in until the required
20,000 vehicles could be found.
Headquarters were se up, Jiere-
fore, in counties with the heaviek
vehicle population, but IhtfJgces
not mean that the lane will remain
I there all the time. It merely means
thai for administrative purposes
I the headquarters were established
ucauHUOilcilf were OSulDllSnCn
there; but the lanes will he trans -
ported from county to countv in
j order to reach all vehicle owners.
And Moore added that no car or
truck owner should worry for a
lane will visit each county several
times during the year, regardless
if whether headquarters are set
up there or not
He further stressed that a motor
ist could have his car inspected at
any lane he desired. There is noth
ing compulsory about where the In
spection takes place, so lot g as the
vehicle owner goes to one of the
Stations during the year.
in turn, express our thanks to the
people of your community for their
Very Sincerely yours,
Mercelle B. Callahan. Secretary
Hospital & Recreation Corps..
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Cooperating in North Carolina's
drive to "Fill a Ship with Friend
ship'' Beulaville will begin its ap
. peal for overseas relief materials
on January 25-31, it was announced
today, ' A.'if :;i'o'w .
North Carolina was a leader in
the field of overseas giving during
1946 and 1947, and the state-wide
campaign scheduled fop Tan vk.ii
will be its primary effort toward
maintaining that reputation in 19
48. Rev. Henry G.'Ruark of Chapel
Hill is State Chairman
ject. which was Instigated by the N.
v. council ox Churches. .
"he plan of action is as follows"
All Churches and nroinbitlnn. t-
Limestone Township are asked to
Cooperate in collecting Items, and
briiglng them t the Beulaville
rrauyienan cnurcn.wnere it . will
be packed and shipped. It Is ex
pected that materials received from
the entire state will be enough tj
form a complete ship's cargo. The
goods will be sent to the Church
World Setvif e Center at New Wind
sor, Md. All kinds Of clothing and
household articles and supplies are
needed - anything of a practical
nature such as is used in American
Senator R. D. Johnson underwent
a minor operation In the James
walker Hospital in Wilmington on
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Eleanor Butler, pretty 12-year
Governor Gregg Cherry, in an
she hopes North Carolina's school
year in contributions to the March of Dimes campaign. After hovering
between life and death, during which time she spent 24 months in
hospitals, Eleanor finally regained her health, thanks to the March
of Dimes contributions that provided the treatments. She has been
appointed chairman of the Children's Division of the March of Dimes
drive this year.
Sandy Plain Auxiliary Celebrated
Eleventh Anniversary Jan. 6th
The ladies anxiliarv nf Sanriv
Plain Church met with their fam
ilif s and iriebds Tuesday night,
Jan. 6, to observe the Eleventh
Anniversary. The pulpit was deco-
Ualed V9y attractively with long
leaf pine, holly and other ereenerv
The floral arrangements, in front
of the pulpit, consisted of holly
and burning candles, banked
around a, tabic which was centered
I " mih- ,vju;ii was ;xumcu
' witr1' a three-tiered birthday cake.
We began our service by congre
gational singing "Onward Christ
ian Soldiers" followed with prayer
by Rev. R. C. Kennedy, and a very
deep felt address given by Mrs
Arthur Kennedy and Rev. Sam
Kennedy to respond.
Mrs. Willie Smith cave the scrln-
ture and offered prayer after which
wonderful report and a short
On Monday night the Lions Club
in Wallace invited representatives
from all-townships in Duplin to see
a film on how polio funds are used
to cure victims of this disease. Ii
was a most interesting show and
was well attended with a delicious
chicken dinner served afterwards
The program was-conducted by
E. C. Sanderson. Mr. O. P. John
son and Mrs. Inez C. Boney made
talks. Mr. Johnson is chairman for
the schools in the campaign ar.d
Dr. J. W. Straughan of Warsaw is
chairman for the county. Literatura
was given out to the chairmen who
were present. Those who were not
present may receive their litera
ture at any time from the Welfare
Department where it is stored at
Scouts To Hold
Goldsboro Jan. 26
Boy Scouts of the Tuscarora
Council will hold their annual din-
i.er meeting at the Hotel Goldsboro.
7 p. m. January 26.
Dr. H. W. Hurt, of the National
Council of Boy Scouts of America,
will be the principal speaker.
Serving on the committee for the
meeting from Duplin is H. Roy
Cates of Faison.
' Harold Kornegay of the B. P.
Grady section, representing the
Pink Hill Methodist charge, attend
ed the Methodist Lay Leader tone
meeting, which was held in K'nston
last-week. Conference aims were
discussed and approved for the
coming year, and everal i romincnt
lay leaders of the section spoke at
old Morganton school girl, tells
interview at the State Capitol, that
children will lead the country this
talk was given by Mrs. W. I. Thig
pen. At this time we were favored
by a special by Brother Ralph Sum
ner "Why Should He Love Us So?"
As thelights were 'lowered the
pianist played'as a prelude "Let
The Lower 'Litrnta Bo Burping"
while the 1948 officers were lnstall
el as ' Pres. Mrs. Willie Smith;
Vice Pres. Mrs. J. H. Rhodes'; 2nd
Vice Pres. Mrs. A- Kennedy; 3rd
Vice Prer.. Mrs. R C. Kennedy; Uh
Vice Pres. Mrs. Joel Kennedy; 5th
Vice Pres. Mrs. Coy Sumner; 6th
Vice Prt Mrs. W. F. Tiiigpen. and
Secy-Tieas. Mrs. Claudie Sumner.
After the installation benediction
vas ?iven by Brother Ralph Sum
ner. Chicken salad, tomatoe a id
banana sandwiches, cake, p okles
and dessert with coca colas we-e
Returns To Air
"Divine Light for Daily Living"
is the theme of "The Baptist Hour"
for 1948, to be heard over Station
WPTF at 8:30 A. M. each Sunday,
January through March. Dr. Kyle
M. Yates of Houston, Texas, opened
the series on January 4th, with the
subject, "Faith for Forty-Eight."
Dr, Yates, pastor of the Second
Baptist Church, Houston, will also
be heard on succeeding Sundays in
January on "Love God to Man".
"Repentence Man to God", an i
"Justice Man to Man."
Other speakers in the series will
be Dr. Casper C. Warren, Char
lotte; Professor Chas. We'born, of
Waco, Texas; and Dr. Ted F. Ad
ams of Richmond, Va., who will be
heard in February; and Dr. Duke
K. McCall, Nashville, Tenn., who
speaks in March.
A feature of each program will
be a favorite hymn, selected by a
poll now being conducted in the
churches and among interested
listeners. - '
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The Rev. G. Van Stephens and
sister, Miss Laura Stephens, wer-
called to Raleigh last week on c
count of the tragic death of their
brother, John Stephens, Wake
County cotton weigher, who wis
accidently killed on a Wake high
way about dusk Tuesday when hit
by a passing motorist. Those from
Warsaw attending the funeral o
Thursday were Rev. and Mrs. Ste
phens, Miss Laura Stephens, Mr.
and Mrs. Emmett Roark, Dr. an l
Mrs. W. H. Freeman) and Miss
Frances Stephens. -
Mrs. W. A. Carter of Warsaw,
was notified Saturday of the death
of her - brother, Walter Russell
Hayes at his home near Roxboro,
on Friday -night -Attending the
funeral Sunday .were Mrs. Carter,
Mr. end Mrs. Avon Eharpe fend Mr.
1 :". r--"rs rim
Wednesday night at the local
Lions Club meeting I was seated Dy
Mr. John L. Waters, "the grand
old man" of Glisson Township.
After a sumptlous serving of bar
becue, slaw and bread, we were
brought a plate of pie and ice
cream. Mr. Waters remarked, "I
can eat the pie fine but can't use
the ice cream." "What?" I replied.
He said, "I have never tasted an in
toxicant of any kind, tobacco of any
kind, nor even ice cream." "Mr.
Waters," I said, "when a kid you
never tasted ice cream?" "No," he
replied, "I never did." I have at
tended qftite a number of meetings
in my newspaper experience and
have observed many presiding off
icers, but after the Lions meeting
Wednesday night I have concluded
that Duplin County's Farm Agent
Laey F. Weeks, is one of the smooth
est, most composed and most sure
of his subjects of any I have ever
Lacy is one of the 'jest farm
agents Duplin has ever had. in my
opinion, and I suggest we be care
ful not to lose him to some other
W. H. Jones Now
W. Herbert Jones, prominen
merchant of Pink Hill entered
Memorial Hospital in Kinston on
Thursday. He will be there for
about two weeks, it was said. Mr.
Jones is suffering from high blood
Only 15 Left
Company M, 119th Infantry, Na
tional Guard of Warsaw has only
15 vacancies at present, Capl. W. M.
Buck, commanding officer has an
Paul Ingram, manager of the
Duplin Mercantile Co. store here,
is the new master of St. John's
Masonic lodge. No. 13, for this year.
He succeeds Early Newton. Other
officers are: Lloyd Vernon, senior
warden; W. A. Jones, junior ward
en; J. E. Jerritt, treasurer; O. P.
Johnson, secretary; J. B. Stroud
Banks serving the farmers anc
business men of Duplin Counly re
port that demands for loans are
unusually heavy this month. Far
mers are preparing lor their spring
Ag. Boys Compete
In State Contest
In a State Seed Judging Contest
ut Botky Mount, January 8th, the
Pink Hill Agricultural boys, under
the supervision of J. E. Johnson,
agricultural teacher, came out in
Hew Years Baby
The first white baby to be born
in Kinston in the new year Is Linda
Faye Muiphy, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Vance Murphy of Pink Hill,
who arrived at 12:35 AJ& Jan. 1
in a Kinston hospital. The baby will
receive $200 worth of merchandise
from Kinston merchant. The mo
ther is the former Meriel Smith of
Naval Air Transport Service Offi
cials estimate that NATS trans
ports Navy men for two-thirds of
the cost the navywould have to pay
Mt. Olive, N. C. North Caro
lina Baptists have one of the great
est opportunities ever offered tu
any group, in the Reynolds' foun -
dalion gift to Wake Forest College,
Horace Easom, director of the Ban-
tist convention's Enlargement Pro
gram for Wake Forest College, told
the group of Baptist leaders of the
Eastern association at a special
meeting held in the Mt. Olive high
school lunch room Friday evening.
Mr. Easom spoke to 118 persons
representing 31 of the Eastern as
sociation's 36 churches. He brought
individual quotas in the $30,000
which this association is asked to
raise, and each church represented
accepted the quota assigned it, ac
cording to the Rev. John W. Lam
bert, pastor of tne Mt. Olive church,
who is chairman of the Eastern
group's enlargement program
(Mr. Lambert revealed in his mes
sage Sunday that Mt. Olive's quota
oi tne 530,000 will be $3,500.)
It was pointed out at the meet-
Progress In Baptist
Eastern Association Given
- By Gilmer Berk -A
number of churches in the
Eastern Baptist Association have
made rapid progress in the past
year or io. Nearly every one of the
thirty-eifeht churches have made :n
prcvements or additions to their
church property. There are many
outstanding achievements, but the
number of new parsonages provid
ed for ministers seems worthy of
The Siloam Baptist Church has
built a beautiful house to serve as
a parsonage. The. -church is verv
fortunate to have Rev. A. L. Bon
ton and his fine family to occupy
ihe parscnage nd serve as pastor.
The members of the church hava
the feeling that with Rev. Benton
living thtre that the church will
eventual'y have full-time se-vi"es.
It has been possible for the In-
gold church to purchase a house
by the side of it's church bu'idlrg.
Rev. and Mrs. G. L. R'ch, Jr. are
sewing this good church anl liv
ing there with the people
Another parsonage hi- ben in
the process of construction for the
Sheriff Jones Takes
Sheriff and Mrs. Ralph Jones,
accompanied by Hiram Phillips,
left Saturday for Tuskegee, Ala.
where they carried a mental pa
tient to the colored Veterans Ad
ministration Hospital there. The
patient, Adrian McCallop, of War
taw, was mentally deranged as a
result of service in the South Pa
cific where he contracted malaria
and other tropical diseases. Sher
iff Jones said doctors reported his
case as rather serious. It is the
second time he has been in this
While enroute Mr. and Mii.
Jones visited Mrs. Mattie Lee
Jones, widow of the late Randall
Jones, and her four children, who
live in Alabama.
Chas. G. Teechey
Dies Rose Hill
Funeral services for Charles G.
Teachey, Sr., 66, who died at his
home, in Rose Hill Saturday at 1
p. m., were held from the Rose Hill
Methodist Church Sunday at 2:30
p. m., with the Rev. C. T. Rogets.
pastor, in charge. Interment was in
the Rose Hill cemetery. Surviving
are his wife, Mrs. Mattie Evans
Teachey; two sons, J. D. of W. llace
and Charles of Rose Hill, two dau
ghters, Mrs. E. G. Murray of Rose
Hill and Mrs. L. H. Sykes of Wil
mington; one brother, J. E. Teatd
ey of Rose Hill; two sisters, Mrs.
I. B. Mills of Wilmington and Mrs.
J. K. Bryan of Wallace, and nine
For many years Mr. Teachey was
leader on the Rose Hill Produce
ing that Baptist churches in North
Carolina must raise $1,500,000 in
order to take advantage of the
. $10,500,000 gift from the Reynolds'
foundation. The gift also Includes
removal of Wake Forest college ta
Winston-Salem, and as Mr. Easom
pointed out, will give N. C. Baptist
"a greater program of Christian
Invocation tt the meeting was
given by Rev Gilmer Beck as- ,
ciation missionary- The welcome
address was tendered by Wilson -Lewis,
chairman of the local n-;
largement committee, and was
responded to Dy uon arm, ox uus
Clinton Baptist church. " ,;
Pev. Mi . Lan bert introduced Mr.
Easom, and at the conclusion f tr-e
meeting benediction was given by
the Rev. G. Van Stephens of War- v
saw, moderator of the eastern ass j ..
Ladies of the Fidelis class of the
local church sered a delirous sup
per to the delegates. .'.:..'.;
last few months by the Piney ,
'"Jrove Church. Piney Grove is in
a field with Faison and Mt Vernon,
This field has been keeking a pa
tor since last, summer and it ap-;
pears that soon there wi'l be a pas
tor living in the new parsonage
A contract was let t"ie first of
December of last year by the Ke
nansville Baptist Church for the
construction of a beautiful new
parsonage. It is to be' constructed
of brick with six rooms and bath
on the first floor and two rooms;
and bath on the second floor .The,
house is to. bu finished in the prirg
u wui-King conditions permit Kev.
Laurens Shame of New Bern ia
Members of the church are confi
dent that there will be a pastor to
'ive in the parsonage upon Its corn-'
j will soon occupy the parsonage it
the Sharon Baptist Church at Chin-'
qur.pin. He has been employed as'
a government worker at the Marine
- - . uisuaiu -uu zanill
rase, rne churches he serves are
. fortunate to have him on the field.
held in Beulaville next Tuesday,
Jan. 20th, at the Masonic Ha'L
These clinics are held everv SrA
Tuesday in each month, at which
babies are immunized agains dip
theria, whooping cough, tetanus :
and small pox.
Editor Josephus Daniels of the
Raleigh News & Observer died at
the age of 85 from pneumonia. '
Mr. Daniels, a prominent North
the Navy under Woodrow Wilson
and as Ambassador to' Mexico un-
der President Roosevelt ' ;
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The Warsaw PTA will meet on
Tuesday night, Jan. 20 at 7:30 at
the high school Every . member
is urged to attend as this is a very
important meeting. -"" " ' "
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Bond Sales Figures
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Mr. J. C. Thompson,' county chair
man of he U.. S.. Savings Bond 4 -Committee
for Duplin County, an
nounced today that tor the periou .
Dec. 1, through Dec. 31 for Du- .
pun saies oi orvings Donas loiaiea
$66,578.75. Broken down into the
three reries the sales were: E Bonds-
G Bonds $11,500.00. r - - t .
. Bond sales for the entire state
for the same period were E Bonds.
$6,856,159.50; F Bonds, $583,CC3.
50; G Bonds, $1,651,40000; total ;
Mr. ThoiTisoh Said that as - ' I
campaign to increase sales in
s-y and February is isc .v '
for the same men
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