VOLUME NUMBER SIXTEEN
'v In Kenansville;
. Baleigh, N. C. Arthur T. Moore
head of the Motor Vehicle Depart-
Rent's Mechanical Inspection Di
' Vigion, today announced the sched
ule for operation of 16 of the
State"s Mechanical Inspecticti
Each lane is' portable and vfill be
transported froAi place to place in
order to reach all vehicle owners,
the schedules for these lanes take
them through July I.
The Inspection program calls for
the establishment and full-time op
eration of a6 lanes throughout the
State. Moore said he would have
the schedules for the remaining 20
lanes as soon as additional testing
equipment is delivered.
" Under the Motor Vehicle Mech
anical Prugr.im; each motor vehicle
registered in North Carolina must
Get Permit Before
County Warden MilleF stated
that as of February 1 until June 1
inclusive, it will be necessary for
all people burning any brush to
first obtain from him or a duly
authorized agent a Burning Per
mit to start or cause to be started
any fire in Duplin County.
The Law reads as follows:
It shall be unlawful for any per
son, firm or corporation to start or
cause to be started any fire or ig
nite any material in any of the
amis of woodlands under the pro
lection of the State Forest Service
' or within five hundred feet of any
' such protected area, between 'he
first day of February and the first
nay of June, inclusive, or between
the first day of October and the
thirtieth day of November, inclu
; give, in any year without first ob
taining from the State Forester or
one of his duly authorized agents
a permit to set out fire or ignite
, any material in such above men
tioned protected areas; that no
charge shall be made for the grant-
ing of said permits.
This section shall not apply to
n any fires started or caused to be
started within five huodied feet
of a dwelling house.
Any person, firm or :orporatlon
' violating this Act shall be guilty of
misdemeanor and upon conviction
shall be fined not more that fifty
($50) dollars or imprisoned for a
period of not more than 30 days.
(Chapter 14-139, General Statutes
of N. C. as amended by Chapter
120 of Public Laws of 1939 Ses
sion.) Permits can be obtained at the
following towers in Pink LIU, Rose
Hill, Chinquapin; and from the fol-
lowing agents: C. E. Stephens Store
r Kenansville: Farmers. Hdwe Co.,
-Warsaw; H. A. Parkers Store, Bow
den; H. B. Kornegay Store, Calypso;
t A. C. Hall Howe. Store, Wallace:
Dallas Jones, RFD Warsaw; Edgar
S. English, RFD Wallace; B. V.
Byrd, RFD Red Hill; and C. Mc. L.
Batts, RFD Rose Hill.
Jerritt Reports On
Red Cross Work
The first blood center in the
Southeast operating under the new
'National Blood Program of the
American lied Cross "was opened
February 17 in Atlanta. Ga., tu
cording to J. E. Jerritt, chairman
of the Duplin. County ted Cross
Chapter. j ,
' The Atlanta canter, which will
serve 43 - surrounding Red Cress
chapters, is also one of the first
centers to be opened in the country,
be explained. He added that the
Red Cross Program is expected to
cover tho entire Southeast and the
rest of the nation within five yea.
"We are looking for the day when
tne citizens of Duplin can partici
pate In this new program undtr-
wxen by the Red Cross, which
proved the job of supplying blood
could be done by obtaining blood
for the armed forces during the
war," Mr. Jerritt said.
Tax Collector .
County Tax 'Collector Gilbert
A1Phin r v 's week that his
office' , r t year
Law Requires It
'be inspected once during 1948 ana
twice a year thereafter.
LANE .30, to cover Wayne, Dup
lin, and Jones: Lane opened in Ke
nansville on February 11. with Feb.
11-14 as period for orientation c.f
mechanics and inspection of public-owned
vehicles. Lane opened to
tjje public' on Feb. 16 and will con
tinue open until March 5.
Lane moves to Goldsboro on Mar.
6; open to public-owned vehichs
from Mar. 8-12; will open to public
Mar. 13-April 12. Moves to Trento i
and open to public Apr. 17-20. On
April 22, the lane will return 10
Goldsboro with the following sched
ule: Goldsboro - April 22-May-22
Kenansville - May 25-June 18. and
Trenton - June 21-29, and will re
turn to Goldsboro on July 1.
Duplin Prisoner Is
Killed By Guard
Raleigh, Feb. 18. A guard to
day shot and killed a prisoner
tempting to escape from 1'ie Union
County prison ca,inp n?ar Monroe,
chief prison inspection Kyle Ma'.
The prisoner was Robert McLean,
23, Duplin County Negro Mat
The guard, John C. l.emmoiis.
shot McLean when he tried to run
away while assigned to a work
Prison records show McLean was
sentenced in Duplin county lar.t
January 26, to J 5 years for robbery
with firearms, 10 years for assault
with a deadly weapon and 5 vcars
for assault with intent to kill.
Matthews reported that authori
ties hid not found three long-term
prisoners who escaped from the
Pitt County camp late Monday.
Rev. J. B.Sessoms
By MISS MACY COX i
The death ansel called at the
home of Rev. J. B. Sessoms, beloved
pastor of the Magnolia Baptist
Church, about noon on February
6, 1948, and called him to his Hea
venly home. It was on his 50th
birthday. He died of a heart at
tack. He was a son of the late An
drew Jackson and Isabel Simmons
Sessoms of Roseboro. He was twice
married. On December 22, 1916 he
was marr'ed to Miss Anr.ie McLamb
of Erwin. To them were born six
children, all are living and are E!
drich Sessoms of New York, Mrs.
Milton Stephens of Erwin, J. B
Sessoms. Jr. of Philadelphia, Pa.,
Mrs. Clayton Murphy oi Florence,
S. C Phillip Sessoms of Shav
Field. S. C. Fances Sessoms of
Magnolia. Mrs. Sessoms died on
May 1, 1935. On December 21,
1905 he was married to Mrs. Mary
Holmes. She "had seven children.
All are living and are Mrs. Linder
Jackson, Philadelphia, Arctic Hol
mes. Benson, Mrs. Paul Gale, Clin
ton, Mrs. Helen Oast, Magnolia,
Billie Holmes, New Mexico, Jur
lene Holmes, Maglonia, Peggy Hol
mes. Maenolia. By their last m-.r-
riage they had two sons, Robert
and Richard Sessoms.
He had two sisters.' Mrs. L. F.
West of Erwin and Mrs. Simon
Smith, Roseboro, and four brothers,
W. P. of Erwin, A. P. and Fred of
Greensboro, and Bernice Sessoms
of Durham. In his younghood days
he was a barber in Greensboro.
While there he heard an old preach
er, A. M. Bowman, preach and the
message convinced him of God's
call to preach the gospel. He gavo
up his business and entered Lamp
bell College to prepare for the min
istry and graduated there. He was
32 years old when he be an preach
ing and had preached 18 years. H
preached his first sermon in Peters
Creek Chur?h, his first pastorates
were in Browns Church and Mary's
Chapel in New South River Assoc
iation. In 1936 he came to the East
ern Association and his first chur
ches were PoDlar Grove, Mount
Vernon and Beulah. He has? served
in Eastern also. New Hope, Turkey,
Dnbsons ChaDel. Oak Vale, Con
cord and Maenolia. At the time of
.nls home going he was serving New
Hope, Concord, Poplar Grove and
Maenolia.' ' " " "
- He came to Magnolia in October
1938 and has served here 9 years.
He served a church in Florence,
S. C, a few months. The church
e called him tack. He returned,
h t a t v a cf e-.- i
Well known farmer, business man and merchant of Goldsboro who
died last week.
Congressman Barden Will Run Again
Faithfully Served For Seven Years
Congressman Grahar.i A. Barden,
of Now B?rn, stated this week that
he will be a candidate for renomi
nation and eltction to Congress
(Hap) Barden is now serving his
seventh term in Congress.
Mr. Barden has had very little
trouble since the Abernathy af
fair and is expected to have no
trouble, not even opposition this
Congressman Balden is one of
the most popular Representatives
this district has ever had and, ac
cording to ali reports, lUU, popular
ity is wul earned. He is one of the;
hardest working men in Washing
ton. His Secretary, Tom ScGee,
from Mt. Olive, is very efficient
Navy Vets Read
Good Conduct Medals are now
being issued to all qualified Navy
veterans upon application, accord
ing to the Department of Ihe Nav.
Veterans who meet the qualifi
cations and have not been previous
ly issued this award, should make
application to the Chief of Naval
Personnel, Attention Pers-10, Navy
Department, Washington 25, D. C.
stating name, service number, rate
and dates' of enlistment and dis
charge. in many wivs under his leadership.
He always brought very decided
gospel messages. He held the con
fidence and love of his people. In
behalf of his churches we extend
sympathy to his family. All their
children, his brothers and a host
of lriendi and other relatives were
hce after his death. On account
of the snow, his remains lay in
State in the home till Thursday at
11 o'clock a. m. when the funeral
was conducted in the Baptist
church in the presence a large
congregation, and he whj carried
to and buried in Antioch Church
Cemetery. Rev. G. Vanr. Stephens,
and Rev. Gilmer Beck of Warsaw,
and Rev. J. V. Case of Rose Hill
aad charge oc the funeral. The
pallbearers were O. G. Bradshaw
J.' E. Tucker, Harold Ezzell, Homer
Taylor, Irksome Rouse and R. G.
The great number of floral of
ferings were beautiful and each
flower seemed to express sym
pathy and love. Th3 flower girls
were the young girls of the Sunday
The family of the late Rev. J. S.
Sessoms wish to express their deep
gratitude to all of the many friends
who were so; kind during their
Eldrich and J. B. Sessoms, Jr.,
rttended the burial of their uncle,
Mr. Bob McRae last Saturday at
Antioch Church cemetery where
Mr. Sessoms was buried on Thurs
day. He was a brother-in-law of Mr.
Sessoms and was here on Thursday.
ITe died of a heart attack on Frl-
and has aided him considerably.
Last week we told you who we
were supporting for Governor and
we are just as strongly supporting
"Hiip" for Congress as long as he
wants. Our experience with him
is: If you need something done in
Washington, that is in reason of
course, call on Mr. Barden. Don't
nag him, but just let him know
what yon need.
His interests are national, of
course, but his constituents come
first. An expression I heard hini
make: "All the folks in my district
are good folks," and he meant it.
J. R. G.
Letters To Editor
February 13, 19 n
Congressman Graham A. Barden
Washington, D. C.
Dear Co'gvossman Barden- '
We have your telegram of Feb
ruary 12 co ic... ning the emergency
fuel situation presented to you v
J. Robert Graciy. Kcnansille North
We will do everything within ouf
power to try to assist the commun
ity of Kenansville in obtaining
some coal shipments.
Assuring you of our full cooper
ation in connection with this re
quest, I am
Cordially yours, 1
Division of Purchase and Contract
W. Z. Betts, Director
February 16, 1948
Mr. J. R. Grady
near Mr. Gradv:
I thought you would be interested
in knowing that A. T. Missey Coal
PomDanv. Richmond,-Va., shipped
nf coal to Brown Oil Com
pany at Kenansville on February 1 '
We are glad to have Deen or ser
vice tc you in Ibis instance.
With all good wishes, I am
Division pf Purchase and Contract
W. Z. Betts, Director
February 17, 1948
Mr. J. R. Grady. Editor
Kenansville, N. C.
Dear Bob: : ,
I have yottr telegram suggesting
that the orieinal Wright plane be
permanently housed at Kitty Hawk.
I appreciate your telegram and wish
to advise that 1 am, invesugaurg
the proposition and will do all I
can to ; have 4t stationed at Kittv
Hawk should the British decide to
return it to the United States.
With best wishes, I am v .
:. Yours very truly,
' ' : -Ciydo R. Iloy.
Wolfescrape Man Killed By Brother
While Killing Hogs;
Archie Moody, a resident of
Wolfescrape Township, was fatally
Injured Monday by his brother, who
sol ').;.: m lire h?ad with a 22 ntle.
1 v : "to jtng was nied purely ac
c . I ..-i. by Coroner C. B. Sitter
s' .. !..' is Coroner Sitterson's
s; uciViu.ii as prepared for the
On I hi iiioi mug ot Feb. 16, 1948,
f( ar j1i.m!v brothers got together
I') k :1 iii',s at the home of Archie
Moody. Ilarvy Moody shooting
down one hog. Archie takes the
knife to stick the hog just shot
down by Ilarvy Moody, his broth ;r.
City 01 Goldsboro Thanks
Faison For Offer Of Help
February 10, 1948
Mr. P. G. Atliims
Chief of ire Douartmcnt
Faison, North Carolina
Mv dear f'h'cf.
1 iiasten to write you to thank
you and the men of your depart
ment who so generously of lured the
M:rvic cs oC yourselves and vour fire
ecniinmrnt on the occasion of the
lire ;;t eii s :.lore here on yister
dav evcn:iig, J ebruarv 9. 1948.
I am enclotir a copv jf a letter
this day addressed to tho Town ot
Faison, Attention Mayor Groome,
and a copy of which I am trans-1
mittmg to the Duplin Times, which
itWri'itK to show our very real and .
deep appreciation of your great
kindness to us.
The City of Goldsboro wishes
you to know that we stand ready
to answer anv and all calls from
the greut town ct Faison at any and
all times and under any and all
Si olt B Berkeley, Mayor
February 10, 1948
The Town of Faison
Rose !u3 Civilan Club
hcSchis Miss Jerome
The Civilan Club of Rose Hill is and lived in Rose Hill nn a number
going to present Miss Douglass of years and at present her home is
Jerr.ue in a vocnl concert on March in Ashland, Virginia. She is study
8. 1948, at 8:00 P. M. in the Rose ing voice in New York and has
Hill Theatre- sung with Phil Psitalmy's orches-
M.is Jerome was born in Wallace I tra and chorus.
School Time Loss Make-up To Be Left
Up To Each Community
Supt- O. P. Johnson announced
last night that schools in Duplin
will operate each Saturday until
tne local committees at each school
can get together and decide just
what they want to do. If they want
Farm Leader To Speak At Friendship
Mr. John W. Goodman, Assistant
Director of the State College Ex
tension Service, will speak at a
meeting of farmers and their wives
at Friendship Church Friday night,
Feb. 20 at 7:30. Mr. Goodman wili
l.ad a forum on farm problems
with a view of suggesting ways of
increasing farm income and stan
i.ards of living.
This series of farmers' forums
is an experimental project being
sponsored by the Social Action
Committee of Friendship Church
anr1 is being closely observed by the
Ge iiaral Board of Education of the
Methodist Church. Already this
c eulral board has sent a representa
tive from Nashville, Tqnn. to at
tend one pf the forums aud has re
ceived numerous reports from the
local leaders. '
Jurors For March
Term County Court
Jurors named for duty for the
March term of County Court are
as foltowM ;';-' '
. H. B. Carter, J. Ward, I. &
Raynor, Jesse D. Thompson, A. B.
Wells, Albei t L. Sanderson, W. S
Clifton, II. C Cooke, Bland Hussey,
J. A. Wilson, Daniel Crews, Earl
WlUiar. :s, O. H. James, Jr., G. S.
Herring, ' Lewis Ray West, Jesse
Lanier, A. It. Trown, Huch Elrori,
C. I. C.-n"' " r 't T" ' '
FEBRUARY 20th., 1948
As Harvy attempts to shoot the
second hog, Archie raised up just
in time for the bullet to strike
hin-. about two inches behind the
His brothers, Jodie, Joseph, Jr.
and Harvy, all present, knew this
to be an accident, rushed him to
Mt. Olivr for medical attention.
but he was dead upon arriving
Arclue Moody, a resident of
Wolfescrape Township, 38 years of
age, leaves a wile, Mm. Myrtle
Moody and two children. They live
about 8 miles east of Mt. Olive.
Faison, North Carolina
Attentior: Mayor L. D. Groome
Please accept the thanks of the
City ot Goldsboro North Carolina.
Cor your mugnilicent gesture in
offering the services of your fire
equipmert and the personnel of
your Fire Department unde? the
able leader' hip of Fire Chief P. G
Adams on tae occasion of the dis
astrous lire suhrod by us hera
on the atternoon and evening of
February 9. 1948 when Weil's de
partment store burned to the
We do appreciate from the bot
tom of our hearts your villinzness
to stand by and answer our call
should the need have arisen.
Goldsboro will be eternally
grateful to vou for this grand ges
ture of friendship; and you may
rest assured that we stand ready
at any and all times to aid you in
any emergency which vjur great
City might suffer at any time and
under any cu-cumstances.
Scott B. Berkeley? Mayor
to continue operating on Saturdays
or extend the lost time to the end
of the term, it is up to them
Mr. Johnson and all principals
in tne county came to this decision
at a meeting yesterday afternoon.
This Droiect is being carried oi;
to determine wavs in which the
church can render economic as
sistance, as well as spiritual gui
dance, to the surrounding parish.
The findines of the experiment will
be passed on to the General Board
and then through the literature of
the church to all Methodist Church
es of the nation. Similar projects
are being carried out in other
states in the southern and eastern
sections of the United States, but
this experiment in Duplin County
is the only such sponsored Dy tne
Methodist Church in North Caroli
na. All farmers, farm wives, aud
those interested in farm problems
are invited to attend Friday night s
J. M. SandUn, William H. Register,
Walter I Bostie, E. L. Turner,
and Furney M. Harper.
Last Minute SPOT
A 4 months old negro child
was found dead in Beulaville.
Foul play feared. Officers have
Negro man found dead In
sewer pipe in Faison. No do-
The Baptist Hour
Sunday morning at 8:30 O'clock
February 22, 1948
Speaker Dr. T. F. Adams
Subject: "Marriages Are Made"
Heard over Station WPTW '
"Marriages Are Made" is the
subject of "The Baptist Hour" for '
February 22nd, with Dr. T. F. A!
ams of Richmond, Va. as speaker. -Heard
over station WPTF at 8:3C
A. M. "The Baptist Hour" series.
"Divine Light For Daily Living,"
considers one of the most vital
problems of our day, the home, in
the last two Sundays of February .
Dr. Adams, who will be heard .
both weeks, is pastor of the First
Baptist Church of Richmond and
is one of the most popular speakers
ever to appear on "The Baptist
OVR HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Since arriving in Kenansville I, '
have blasted our health office; I . -have
praised another. Our health -department
has been in a more or .
less deplorable condition since its
inception. I believe, however, T
have one apology to make. I once
stated that if another Duplin doc--tor
was named health officer I was " . '
gping to raise pluperfect hell ,
As I observe the set up now - the
personnel and - the system they
have, I feel Dr. G. V. Gooding is
the best health officer Duplin has'
ever had. If he will keep up the r'
good work the future health of Du-
phn should improve rapidly. ;v
A few days ago the telephone
rang. On the other end of the line
was a friend of mine saying: "I
am in your kitchen with some
fresh. Where do you want it?" "
"Anywhere", I saic ' just so you ''
leave it." On returning, home T
found a tremendous backbone,
sausage, liver pudding, etc. The
tnend was Bill Williimson. He and '
his father killed hogs that day. Any
more "Bills" in the county? .. 1
Five persons narrowly escaped
death Sunday night in Warsaw
whim Dean Sutton, Negro, pulled
a pistol on his wife and said he
was going to kill her. Officers said
he was dunking.
In the room was a No. 2 kerosene
lamp. Her brother, Leslie Smith,
grabbed the lamp and threw it ot
Dean, striking him on the hea'1.
It so happened that the flame went
out in the lamp's journey to lU ;
Sutton is out under a $200 bon I
Raleigh Feb. 19. House Spea ¬
ker Thomas J. Pearsall of Rocky
Mount and State Serator Oscar
L. Richardson of Monroe plotted
their strategy today after being
named campaign managers by gub- -ernatorial
candidate Charles - K. '
Johnson. , -
State Treasurer Johnson said
Pearsall will be manager and Rich
ardson associate manager of tho
; Johnson was first of Jie five
candidates for governor to name
his pilots. Other candidates are
W. Kerr Scott, former agriculture
commissioner from Hanflc! ' n.
Mayne Albright of Rale' C
Parker of Durham r 1 '
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