Cancer Fighter To Lead
I Drive For Control Funds
1IT. AIRY (Special) A
who is fighting a personal battle
against eanoar In hlmMlf will lead
tha American Canon Society North
, Carolina Division's drir nest April
tor funds to finance the greatest
' fight ever made on the disease a
the etat. .
, He ie John D. Larklns, Jr, M
jrear-oia Trenton attorney. Hla
leottoa as State Campaign Chair
man was announced here today by
Vra. George Marshall, the Society's
Larklns led North Carolina's suc
cessful 1M7 campaign. Late In the
year, a doctor's examination re
vealed that he was tottering from
skin cancer oa the face. Imme
diate treatment was began and doc
tors believe that the chance of sue
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:- -I was causing many thousands of
t deaths that coal have been btc-
vented. Still, to me, the Individual
fight against cancer was, ta a way,
i detached and Impersonal.
But aow I know . . . as only
: those that cancer strikes can know
. . . aow argent and desperate the
: ngnt reaay as.
"We oaa of as is safe. The fight
aa he won, ant It's a fight that
! aaUs lor the sata of every one of
Mrs. lUiaaaa what haada tKa
jHotta Carolina Dtvislon's army of
volunteer eanoar fighters, said that
atgnlfiaaat gataa Jiave begun to be
aetted fa the attack against the
"Now. she added, "to torn the
fide definitely against an enemy
that threatens the health and Uvea
of one In every six of us, our ef
forts mast he donbled and trebled."
' The IMS campaign chairman's
first mova wffl bo the creation of a
4oerps of aeartr .'-J.OMucf mpalgn
! workers, reaching' into every,. cmro
ty, who will endeavor to enlist the
, ateanotal U at most of the state's
JOHN a LARKINS, JR.
.estimate 800,00 families in the
eanoar fight - .
Larklns is widely known over
North Carolina for his service in
the State Legislature during four
regular and two special sessions.
.Gc'ifish Merchant Murdered From
Bioiv By Axe; Assailant Still At Large
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Agent's Schedule, Home Dem. Clubs
Gives His Opinion
Just one industry moving into a
community means much tn the
average citizen of the community,
In working on an industrial ex
pansion program, Warren Bell
President of the Tidewater Power
Company discovered some amazing
figures to prove what one indus
trial plant employing 150 men can
do for a community.
A plant investment of $100,000
means an annual payroll of $200-
000. It will support a thousand peo
pie, a dozen stores and a ten-room
school house. A plant of this-'size
provides: opportunity for' a dozc-t.
professional men, sales and service
ior 200 cars, - yearly markets for
At one time he wss president pro ' $300,000 in agricultural and other
tempore ox tna senate.
Sea of a Baptist minister, he
took his A. B. and law degrees at
wake Forest College sad began
practice In Charlotte bat - sooa
moved to Trenton.
His rise to prominence fa state
affairs was rapid and spectacular.
Ho directed the Jackson Day corn
mlttee campaign for two years and
was chairman of the constitutional
amendment committee campaign,
whereby the terms of sheriffs and
coroners In North Carolina were in
creased from two to four years.
He is a Mason, Shrlner and Ro
tarlan, and a member of the Parent
Teacher Association Woodmen of
the World, : J.O.UJLM- B.P.OJL
lAmerieea Legion-ad Lt Soslete
Idea 0 sr W- l 'f t Vrf
He is married and the father at
two young daughters .c.
Dcplin Farm Bureau Will Have -
Six Voting Delegates AlAsheville
farm products; $(!0,000 annually
for the railroads, a taxable valua
tion oi a million dollars and an an
nual expenditure In trade of a mil
With these figures it's easy to
see why new industries are so im
portant to the growth of a com
munity. New industrial plants after
better jobs and higher pay for the
indivioual; civic Improvements and
Letiei'i.ijr.t for the community as
a wnoie. ' x . v"'- . .
Duplin County will grew only as
its industry grows. New Industrial
plants , mean- bigger markets " for
farm : produce, ttierehy' providing
,oewer . income tor tae rarmer. jtac-1 - V . j g
pSns orindiistry w2tHmTrliKnftirnrr rrD
grew and prosperity for every citi- , vUl VlllvVI J VUI C
Ten of Duplin county.
Walter Johnson, aged -Duplin
County man, was hit over the head I
last Thursday morning by an un
known assailant at 'his filling sta
tion and store on the Harrells Store
highway, about 10 miles from Wat
' Johnson was found lying uncon
scious under the counter by Willie
and Hattie Page, who live near tlic
store. They carried him into Wat
lace to Dr. Hundley's office. From
there he was rushed to James Wal
ker Hospital in Wilmington where
he died a few hours later.
Investigation of officers disclosed
a bloody axe in the store which
they believed was used to hit Joh i
son over the head.
Officers believe that robbery was
the motive for the beating. John
son's wallet was missing from his
clothes and is was generally
thought he carried large sums of
money on his person.
Investigations are being carried
out by State Highway Patrolmen
and deputy sheriffs. A roward of
$200 has been posted for the arr;st
of one James "Pete" West (color
ed) described as follows: Age 20;
Height, 5 foot, 10 inches; Weight,
155 pounds; Blue eyes; Brownish
hair; Medium Build; and very light
The above culprit is wante.l
by our county sheriff, and it is our
legal duty to help apprehend such
brutal slayers and help our peace
If you have any knowledge what
soever, of the above described man
gjt In touch with the sheriff's off
ice at once.
. Duplin County Farm Bureau will
have six voting delegates, in addi
tion to a sizeable contingent of reg
ular delegates, at the 12th annual
convention of the North Carolina
Farm Bureau in Asheville. Feb, 1,
2, 3, and 4, I W. Outlaw, county
president, has announced. .
' "The number of voting delegates
representing a county Farm Bu
reau is determined by the total
membership of the local unitT Mr.
Outlaw pointed out. "In aU, there
will be 344 voting delegates at the
meeting, . representing the state
wide membership of 70,865.
"Voting delegates are elected by
the county units to act on resolu
tions presented to : the annual
meeting by the 75 County Farm
Bureaus in the state. The resolu
tions, submitted before the state or- '
ganizauon omy after full consider
ation On the county level, touch
upon various problems and policies
affecting North Carolina. Without
doubt, the work of voting dele
gates is as important as any action
taken at our annual meetings, for
their decisions touch upon the or
ganization's whole program for the
year to come."
The 1948 convention, which will
be highlighted by addresses and
discussions by leaders in agricul
ture; industry, labor and govern
ment, is regarded as a milestone in
the progress of Farm Bureau in
the state, Outlaw said, Leading the
South once more in membership,
he added the North Carolina Farm
Bureau is looked upon as one of
the strongest units in the entire
organization of 1,275,180 farm fami
lies and is expected to continue to
show the way in Southern 1 farm
kmm I7erned Against :
; Misbranded Corn Hybrids
- 'Jan. 28. W. H. Darst, director
of the State Department of Agri
culture seed laboratory, has warned
farmers to guard against misbrand
ed .or misrepresented hybrid -seed
"The Tennessee 10 and Dixie 17
corn hybrids have given excellent
results over a large area of the
south," Darst explained, "and their
popularity has led to the possibil
ity of misbranding, and misrepre
He explained that the inbred
3 s involved in the production
f t , e lines, as well as Tennessee
1 1 anl 15 and Dixie 44, have not
i i '.eased for commercial pro
. ...a by the southern experiment
"When the first crosses involving
i-.wred lines for these hybrids are
released to seed growers by the
.o-naauon seed Producers Asso
'.aliens," Darst said, "it will be
'ita the agreement that the seed
" shall be certified. Such seed
" soia in sealed containers
t j always bear a state certifica
' "I of Tennessee 10 or Dix-
i j'j c-,.n faea npt
'It would therefore seem quite
obvious that any of these hybrids
sold as such without certification
tags and the seal of the state cer
tifying agency would be misbrand
ed." ' ' .
Seven Springs Man
i Davis Price, 62, died at his home
in Seven Springs at 1:30 Tuesday
morning. Funeral servit.es were
conducted from the home at 2:Ht
Wednesday afternoon by the Rev.
R. M. Fitts, Methodist minister. Bu
rial was in rii xview cemetery near
Seven Springs. Surviving are his
wife; three sons, Wilbur of Rt. 1,
Mt Olive, Prentice and Calvin of
Jie home; three daughters. Mrs.
Tom Murvin of Rt 1, Mt. Olsve.
Mrs. Ben Turner and Mrs. Walter
Baker, both of Seven Springs; six
listers, Misces J. I Price and Jen
nie Pi ice of Seven Springs, Mrs.
liermf n Purliett of LaGrangd, Mrs.
r nna Davis of Mt. Olive, Mrs
. , r f fyra ftripffj, and
Friendship Folk To
; The members of the Friendship
Community have initiated a series
of Community Meetings for the pur
pose of discussing butual farm prob
lems. On Friday, Jan. 16, County
Agent L. F. Weeks led a very in
formative forum on the reduction
in tobacco acreage and the agen
cies in the county for helping the
farmer. On Friday Hon. Lewis Out
led a forum on the value of com
munity organization in building a
prosperous . farming community.
Next Friday night, Jan. 30, at 7:00
o'clock the third in this series of
Community Meetings will feature
a forum led by Mr. John W. Good
man, Assistant Director of Exten
sion for North Carolina. These for
ums are open to all farmers and
their wives who wish to keep well
informed on all matters pertaining
to their welfare.
These forums are sponsored bv
the Social Action Committee of
Friendship Church, end the meet
ings are held in the church build
ing. The meetings, themselves, are
for the benefit of all farmers and
their wives, regardless of church
Allend Red Cross
Mesdames N. B. Boney and J. E.
Jerritt represented Duplin County
at a fund raising conftrer.ee in
Goldsboro for the Red Cross chap
ters in this district. The meeting
was held on Tuesday, in the Golds
boro Hotel. - -r
Mr. Francis P. Sumerville, Reg
ional Director- for the Southeast
ern Area with headquarters in At
lanta, presided. Mrs. Marian Ever
ett, Field Representative, directed
s panel discussion.!
Mrs. A. Brooks
Goes To l!ev York
Mrs. A. Brookes of Warsaw Just
returned from a two-week trip to
New York. While there she bought
new spring merchandise for the A.
The good Samaritan act did
n't quite pay off recently be
tween Beulaville and . Rich
. lands for Theodore R. Ander
son of Midway Park, in Ons
According to reports he had
just left Jacksonville with 5
pints of liquor. He was on his
way to his former home in
Charlotte. Before reaching
Beulaville he couldn't resist
the temptation and opened a
pint. Soon he passed a car
stuck in a ditch, turned round
and went back to lend what
help he could. Occupants of
the stuck car were Deputy
Sheriffs Houston and Horne
of Beulaville. They appreciat
ed his offer of assistance but
detecting he was intoxicated,
arrested him. Mr. Anderson.,
went through court and then
to Superior Court. Judge Ste
vens was presiding. The
Judge, apprehending a more
or less innocent attitude in
Mr. Anderson, but at the same
time remembering the law put
the penalty on Mr. Anderson.
He Is now without driver's
license and a good sum of mo
ney. The idea boys, is to stay out
of your car when you are
In Town Tuesday
Senator Wm. B. Umstead of Dur
ham paid a visit to Kenansville
and other points in Duplin County
"Why The Church" is the sub
ject of "The Baptist Hour" for
February 1st, to be heard over Sta
tion WPTF in Raleigh 8:30 A. M.,
with Dr. C. C. Warren of Charlotte
"Church, Youth, and the Home"
will be considered in Februa-y
over the Baptist Hour under the
general theme, "Divine Light For
Daily Living " it has been announ
ced. Dr. Warren, pastor of the First
Baptist Church. Charlotte, will bu
heard the first two Sundays, while
!'rote-sor Charles Wellborn Wa
Texas, will speak the middle Sun
day, and Dr. Ted F. Adams of Rich
mond, Va . ihe last '.wu.
i popular fojiuie of eich pro
gram is a favorite hymn, determin
ea by a poll amonj "six and a half
million Southern Baptists, and it.
which all interested listeners aie
invited to take part.
Monday, Feb 2, B. F. Grady Club
at the home of Mrs. Denipsey Smith
at 2:30 P. M.
Tues. Feb. 3, Rose Hill Club at
the home of Mrs. W. T. Blanchard
at 2:30 P. M.
Tues. Feb. 3. Beulaville Club at
3:00 P. M.
Wed. Feb. 4, Special Interest
meeting, Miss Virginia Wilson, at
the Agricultural Bldg., in Kenans
ville at 2:30 P. M.
Miss Virginia Wilson, Extension
Nutritionist from State College
will give i demonstration oi, "Sim
ple Entertaining". This will be op.?i
to all people in the county. It is
hoped that a large number will at
Thurs. Feb. 5. Magnolia Club at
the Club House at 3:00 P. M.
Thurs. Feb. 5. Maysville Club at
the home of Mrs. Gordon Merritt at
2:30 P. M.
Fri. Fco. 6. Friendly Club at the
home of Mrs. Clyde Bradshaw at
2:30 P. M.
Frl. Feb. b. Bethany Chapel Club
at the home of Mrs. Kirby Whalrv
at 2:30 P. M.
Duplin County Council of Home
Demonstration Clubs held their
first meeting of the year in the
4 gricultural P.Hg., ihurs.lav. Jui.
22. The meeting opened with the;
County President, Mrs. A. B. Lanier
presiding. Mrs. L. G. Williams,
County Secretary, read the min
utes of the last meeting and called -the
roll by clubs. 14 clubs wer
represented by 30 women. ; ,
1 he Rat Killing Program was -presented
bv Mrs. L. A. Rouse &ti ';
all women were urged to take par,
and get their neighbors to take
part in this project.
Attention was called to the group
lhat Duplin County will Le Hostess
to the District Meeting in the .
The group adopted the plan to '
give the price of a chicken to aid '
in the relief over seas.
Mesdames Preston Whitfield, C
C. Ivey, C. J. Carter and Remus ;
Creel met with the Treasurer, Mrs
Ash Miller and worked -t a bud ''
get for 1948. The Budget was ad '2
opted by the group. The Council i
instructed Mrs. Miller to pay $30.00 ' -to
the March of Dimes Fund. -
Reading certificates and the
County Library was discussed.
After the business, Mrs. Mary L,
McAllister, District Homo Demon
stration Agant gave a most insplr- "
ational talk to the women. - ;
The meeting closed b siieirir.
"Sing Your Way Homo "
Snow And Sleet Forces Duplin
Schools To Close This Week
The weatherman is sivins the
children additional holidays this
week. Snow, fleet and rain hue
impaired roads to the extent school
principals and Supt. Johnson
thought it advisable lo c'ose.
Warsaw closed Monday, opened
Tuesday :.nc! closed again Wednes
day. Kenansville, Grady, Beulaville
and Chinquapin also closed Wed
nesday. At this writing definite re ports
were not received from other
schools. It is planned that all the
schools reopen Monday, weather
NOTICE ! !
Warsaw Man Crushed To Death
In Jones County On Last Friday
Attention is called to the post
ponement of the PTA fponsorert
Operetta at Beulaville which ha J
been previously announced for
Friday night. Jan. 30. Due to thi
weather and road conditions this
postponement was found necessary
Please watch for posters and
date to be announced later.
"lienneth Goodson reeen-.:v re
ceived a permanent appointment
as an "Aeronautical Research Sci
entist" at Langley Field, Hampton
Roads, Va. He received 'he degree
of Bachelor of Aeronautical Ei-gineti-:ng"at
North Carolina State
College, Class of '44. He is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Goodson
of near Mt. Olive.
There will be a revival meeting at
the Saiecta Free Will Baptist
Church, beginning February 2nd.
Everyone is cordially invited to
attend these services.
Tuesday. Tuesday night he ad
dressed u meeting of the Jaycee;
Burrell Kennedy, 39, of near
Warsaw, operator of a log truck for
the Wells-Oates dumber Company
of Kenansville, was fatally crushed
in an accident some distance from
Dover in Jones County at 4-30 p.
m. Friday. i
It was learned that Kennedy'
pulled off the road to avoid hitting
a vehicle emerging from another
road, and before he could dodge
another vehicle it had rtruck his
truck, causing the load on his
duck to slide forward crushing
him. A Helms Express truck, a
wrecker operated by Carence Mai
pass and a panel truck from Golds
boro were involved.
Mr. Kennedy resided in Kenans-.
villc for a number of years and was
well known over the county." ;
Funeral services were held at
the home two miles east of War
saw Sunday afternoon at 2:30 oV
clock. Burial was in the Mt Olive
He is survived by his wife, the
former Bessie Miller of near Fai-'
son; one daughter, Shirley Ken
nedy; four sons, Roy, Donald and
Douglas of the home and William
Elderidge Kennedy of the Navy,
stationed In San Diego, Calif.; four "
brothers. Earl of Warsaw. Coy of
Pink Hill, Clarence of Rose Hill,
and Garland of Wallace; and one ;
sister, Mrs. Marvin Jackson of Ke
nansville; also his father, W. F.
Kennedy of Warsaw.
THREE RATS CAN PRODUCE
350,000,000 SAYS WEEKS
If there were only one pair of rats aged for immediate use. This will
in Duplin County now and they . be one of the ways which you c.;(
were allowed to remain, within help kill out the rats on your prenK
three years time the offspring from ises and at the same time help ta
these two rats could exceed 350,-. control further infestation on vour
Beulaville Lodge Celebrates Anniversary
On Saturday night, Jan. 17, Beu
laville Lodge No. 658, A. F, & A. M
celebrated its 25th anniversary,
and held Ladies' Night.
Supper, consisting of delicious
barbecue . with accompanying ap
petizing foods,' was served. Rev.
N. E. Gresham, former member of
the local lodge, made the addren
which created much favorable com
ment Following this, the member
ship and- visiting Masons retired
to the lodge -hall where a special
communication commemorating the
25th anniversary was observed. Sev
eral, short talks were made by lo
cal members and visiting Masons
preceding interesting addresses
pertaining to Masonry by guest
speakers, James I. Reynolds of
Clinton and Rev. Lester Gillikin of
Although the weather was incle
ment and the roads extremely bad,
the attendance was splendid. There
were four charter members pres
ent, the remainder having either
united with other lodges, remained
at home, or gone on to the Greit
Closing Date For Filing ACP Reports
The Closing Date for Filing 1947 1 Farmers in the County who have
ACP Performance Reports ij Fob-' not filed their Performance are
ruary 15, 191.3, states Joe E. SloaL, urged to do so at once if they are
f" - ! r-r'sn CCT'-ylO receive. Pay-. for practices
000,000, says L. F. Weeks, County
This may sound impossible, Mr.
Weeks said, but the fact that one
pair of rats can raise six or more
litters per year with from 6 to 22
in a litter, this is quite understandable.
Such a high birthrate lust proves
how important it ii for every farm
er, city resident and everyone to
control rat infestation -on the'r
premises. Every dead rat mean
hundreds of others, that will not
reach your farm, he declared.
Residents of Duplin County, now
have a chance to participate in
one of the largest anH -at cam
paigns ever staged in this county.
You now have a chance to buy poi
son bait ready mixed and pack-
farm and other farms.
Orders for the bait may be ola-
' ced between now and February 2
at tne county Extension Offices, or
with your Agricultural Teacher,
but be sure to join in this fight
against one of man's most de
structive pests. A three round
package, enough for one average
size farm imi 11 M
After this bait .is placed in the f
proper places to make it more ac-
Cessible tn rata
" - - rf nsaaai, IV
follow this up by removing sourre ; J
of food, water and shelter for tiie '
rats that were not killed from tie
poison bait. This will mean a litt'.e " :
extra work, but it win probaLly
pay you more than any other Job i
u jvur in. m
for the next year. , ,
METHODIST PREACHING '
: , Commander J. C. Page , of the
Chas R. Gavin Post American Le-
nesday that the regular monthly
meeting of the post, scheduled for
t.. : J :.u, F 1 V. t
r i may uigufc ui uus wees, l.na prn
The preaching schedule for the
Duplin Circuit for Sunday, Febru
ary is as follows:
Wesley . 10:00 A. M. . A
KenanviUe - 11:15 A. M.
Friendship - 7:00 P. M. , . J-
The pastor, Rev. John M. Cline,
will preach at each of these sr-'
vices. -' V , "V - f
Several kinds of fresh green
will be on. the markets FO,n.
cancelled due to Inclement weat r. ' lenfy vcreta'JIes are '
The regular meeting next man'
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