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VOLUME NUMBER SIXTEEN
CORN CONTEST: There will be
a county wide corn production con
test in Duplin County this year
$125.00 in cash prizes will be award
ed to the winners. First prize $50,
Second prize $25, Third prize $1 J,
fourth prize $10. Fifth prize $10,
6th, 7th, and 8th prizes $5 each.
Any person may enter this contest
by notifying the County Agent's
Office before his "corn is planted.
As soon as contestants name is re
ceived, we will mall him recom
mendations on producing a good
crop of corn including varieties,
fertilization, and cultural recom
mendations. A person may qualify
by entering one acre in this con
test Please list tbenames of those
in your community who would like
to enter this contest and mail them
to your County Agent
SWEET POTATOES: A cooper
ative order of certified Louisiana
Strain porto rico potatoes will be
made soon. Any grower wlio wou.d
like to secure some of these dis
ease free seed may do so by notify
ing the County Agent's Office by
Saturday, March 20, the nvmber of
bushels that they desire.
BLUE MOLD CONTROL: With
a late prospective crop of plants
this spring tobacco growers will do
well to prepare to fight blue mold
when It appears in his community.
Blue mold has already appeared in
By Miss Dorothy Wlghtman
The new librarian is trying to be
come familiar with the Duplin
County collection of books, and
so far as it goes, it is a good work
able collection. It has seemed that
more books for the younger child
ren were needed - especially for
the fourth graders and under.
There is a good collection for the
7 th. 8th, and for the high school
young people, but the books have
been in one community too long
and need to be moved around and
Recently published adult books
are needed and some older books
that were overlooked when order
ing during the past three years.
We are having quite a demand
for books on gardening, interior
decorating, biography and travel
ing. The collection includes a few
good ones of each type but not
It will take time to locate and
check 8800 books and the librarian
Is not trying to do it all at once.
Wallace, Warsaw and Faison are
visited almost each week and a few
books are checked each time.
A good way, to become familiar
with the collection is to check and
exchange each collection in the
county - sort of an inventory, and
bring in to headquarters the books
in need of mending. An exampl)
of showing the need of this inven
tory I have 19 books charged to
one stop which they claim they
never had. About 20 books came
in from Warsaw the other day that
have never been charged to Warsaw
but Warsaw has been using them
for almost two years.
A very good job was done by the
ladies who have taken care of the
Library 'all these months without
a librarian. There is no coaf usion
and records are in good order 10
far as they 40. Library work means
a lot of filing that must be kept
up-to-date and the ladies did not
have time to keep up these records.
It was very much more important
to keep books In circulation and
that they did.
A new stop has been started at
Calypso. Readers are borrowing di
rectly from the Bookmobile until
a place can be found to keep a
. larger collection.- The Calypso
people seem eager to have books
available and brought to them.
. "' The Duplin County collection
of books contain a total of 2,974
books for adults and 1251 books
for juveniles making a total of
4,225 books In all.
Coses Up April
Term Of Court.
Duplin County should have an
-interesting term of criminal' cout
starting , Monday, April 8th.
. Judge Harris of Raleigh Is ached-
- uted to preside but the Board of
Commissioners have requested the
' Governor to send 'Judge Burney
- of Wilmington, instead.
At this term three men will be
tried for their lives. Tony and
3w r""-A :a and James (Pete)
ri it - r t in t'-e County
eslions For March
Georgia. Fermate spray or dust
Will control blue mold if properly
used. Now Is the time to get the
spraying or dusting equipment in
shape and to get a supply of fer
mate. We are advised that an am
ple supply of Fermate will be avail
able this year. Directions f -r spray
ing or dusting will be furnished
BETTER FARMING FOR BET
TER LIVING: The Better Farming
For Better living program 1 offer
ed in Duplin County again this
yead. $125.00 in cash is offered to
year. $125.00 in cash is offered to
program jffers a family an oppor
tunity to participate in as many of
the approved practices on the farm
and in the home as they can in the
year, by using a simple booklet
to check these practices as thev are
finished. This program is sponsor
ed by Tide Water Power Company
and all Agricultural Agencies in
the county. Any family who would
like to enter this contest may 'Jo
so by notifying the Couniy Agent,
or Home Agent, or any other Coun
ty Agricultural Worker by April t.
ANTI-RAT CAMPAIGN: 512 far
mers participated in the Anti-Rat
campaign, which was completed in
the County on February 27.
L. y. WEEKS,
Still In Jail
The Pinyatello habeas corpus
hearing which was set for Tuesday
afternoon has been postponed un
til Monday. That action was taken
after a conference between counsel.
Joseph and Tony Pinyatello,
Bowden brothers, are seeking fnv
dom from Duplin jail. on bond.
They have been held since Feb. 2
after the fatal shooting of Harry
Anderson at Bowden. It is charged
that Joseph fired the shot while
Tony held Anderson.
Appearing as counsel for the
men will be Rivers D. Johnson and
Vance B. Gavin. Assisting Solicitor
J. Abner Barker will be Faison
Thompson and Walker E. Stevens.
About 30 witnesses has been
summoned for the Tuesday bear
ing, Deputy Sheriff C. L Nicholson
said. It was to have been before
Judge John J. Burney of Wilming
Raleigh Jeff D. Johnson, Jr.
of Clinton, who will manage former
govenor J. Melville Broughton's
campaign for the U. S. Senate is
making plans for early opening of
Broughton's campaign offices
will be in the same hotel (Sir Wal
ter) where headquarters for his
opponent 'in the May Democratic
primary, U. S. Senator W'lliam B.
Umstead, already are in operation
under Manager Joe Carruthers ct
A native of Sampson county,
Johnson is a former state senator
and special superior court judge.
The Red Cross Home Nursiag
course starts In three Duplin Coun
ty schools on Monday, March 15
with Miss Aflgusta Futchs of Wil
mington as instructor.
Th three schools to receive the
benefit this year are Kenansville
and BeulavilJe white, and the Mag
nolia colored. Last year the Wall
ace and Chinquapin white schools
and the Rose Hill colored were giv
en this courre.
Next year it Is hoped to have
several similar courses In the Nor
thern end of the County.
Correction 1 1
fjirt week in our Red Cross story
we listed Hugh Wells as. chairmen
rsi th drive in the B. F. Grady
. This was an error. Mrs. Zol-
l!e Kornegay is chairman and from
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
AID IN ORGANIZAION The gentelmen pictured above are assisting in the organization of a
chamber of commerce for Faison, after being app ointed unanimously at a meeting held there Fri
day night, Feb. 28. Seated, left to right they are Joseph L. ing, Charlie McCullers, secretary of the
Kinston Chamber of Commerce, principal speaker for the evening,- and James H. C. Hill. Standing,
C. A. Decker, A. M. Davis and J. B. Stroud. Tribune Photo-engraving.
County Coy Scout Court Of lienor
Boy Scouts, Scout Leaders, par
ents of Scouts and friends from
all parts of Duplin County met
Monday evening, March 5th at the
B. F. Grady school for the regular
monthly Court of Honor. Earl V-.
Faires, Wallace, presided over the
meeting assisted by John Deifell,
District Advancement chairman
Rev. L. C. Prater, Scoutmaster of
the B. F. Grady Troop and H. M.
Wells, Principal of the school and
chairman of the Troop Committee.
The Court of Honor was opened
with an investiture ceremony in
stalling the new troop at the B. F.
Grady school. Scouts from the re
presentative troops from uifferent
parts of the county assisted with
this service. The candlelight ser
vice dramatized the three parts of
the Scout Oath and 12 parts of the
Scout Law. The new Scouts who are
members of this Troop are: Bill
Herring, L. G. Kornegay, Houston
Maddcx, L. Ray Manning, Bobble
D. Iaf e, llussell Piei ce, Ray Frank
lin Smith, B. P. Waters, J. K. Wat
ers Alfred Wells, Donn A. Wells,
Hunter Wells, Bill Zack Williams,
Jimmie Williams and William West
brook. The Scoutmaster is Rev. L.
C. Prater with Mr. Wells as Chair
man of the Troop Committee and
George D. Westbrook and Lewis A.
Williams as members of the com
Mr. Faires directed ' spirited
game of "snatch-the-bacon ' with
representative Scoutr working as a
horse and rider team lrom each
Troop. There were about 10 Scouts
demonstrated the art of making
fire with flint and steel. The pa
trol from Troop 20 under the lead
ership of Lee Brown, won this con
test. The following awards were -nadc:
Tenderfoot: Troop 20, Warsaw
Jean C. Thompson, III, Ronald B.
West, Jerry L. West, Robert Creech.
William Snipes, and Linwood West
Troop 47, Hallsville: Jerry M.
Second Class: Gerald Jcnes, No. 20,
Warsaw; Jesse T. Easter, No. 44,
Chinquapin; Elwood Kennedy and
Lynwood Rhodes, No. 47 Halls
ville. First Class: Charles Jones. No. 20.
Warsaw; Horace Rhodes Bobby
Miller. Stanley Bratcher and Guy
Miller, No. 47, Hallsville. . .
Merit Badges: Gene Holland, Wood
Work', Dairying, Corn tanning;
3radley Katz, Athletics, Cvics,
Personal Health, Fireminship and
Scholarship. No. 20, Warsaw
Tommy Wells, Art and Bookbind
ing; James Faires, Bird Study. No.
Gerald Morton, Farm Layout and
Building Arrangement; Jesse J
Easter, Hog and Pork Production.
No. 44, Chinquapin.
Houston Maddox, Interpreting. No.
40, B. F. Grady.
Ted Clark, Leather Work, Wood
Carving; Cecil Hunter, Painting
and Home Repairs; Ruben . Mer
cer. Wood Carving, : Personal
He.-lth; DewJtt Miller, Wood Woric,
Wood Carving, Farm Home and
Its Planning; Horace Rhodes, Paint
ing, Wood Carving; Stanley Brat-
cher. Reading. Personal : Health;
Robert Rhodes, wood uarving;
Bernell Miller. Personal Health,
Wood Carving, Painting; Bobby
Miller. Wood Carving; Cuy Miller,
Wood Carving; Murphy Thifen,
Wood Work. Wood Carving 1
man D. Houston, Wood Carving;
Lynwood Rhodes, Wood Carving
No. 47, Hallsville.
Star Rank: Tommy Wells, No. 35,
Wallace; Ruben E. Mercer, No. 47
Lift Rank: Bradley Katz, No. 20,
Mr. John Deifell announced that
Rose Hill Man Is Named To Manage
Charlie Johnson's Campaign In Duplin
W. D. iD-Ulas) Herring, Dopular
Mayor of Rose Hill has been desig
nated by Gubernatorial candidate
Chas. M. Johnson as his campaign
manager In Duplin.
Mr. Herring, a graduate of Dav
idson College, member of a promi
nent family, officer in the Atlan ic
Coffin and Casket Co., nas led
Rose Hill into a new growth. He
has given unstintedly of his time
to his people. Dallas is quiet, un
assuming but always plugging. He
has no political or personal ene
mies. He is a man who will appeal
to all factions and give e wry thin;
he has to Johnson's race in Duplin.
Mr. Herring's goal is at least a
90 per cent majority for Johnson.
He said, "This is the first time
we've had an opportunity to send
a son of this section to the Gover
nor's Mansion in a century. Al
though Johnson is not a Dui Unite
he is our next door neighbor and
it would look like folly for Duplin
not to give him a tremendous
We admit", he continued, "that
all the ether men are good and
well deserving, but self preserve
It's "Gone With The Wind" In
Beulaville Three Days Next Week
A few years ago an energetic
showman by the name of Bob
Demorest landed !n Beulavillo with
a tent theatre. Bob and his wife
fell in love with the commuity, and
of course the amount of busine.ss
he was doing, so (hey stuck.
' Today, as a result of his efforts,
Beulaville has a large modern
theatre, showing all of the latest
However, next . week Bob Is
bringing to Beulaville for the first
time an old picture which every
one knows about, '-'Gone With The
Wind". I. J. Sandlin, Jr. says he
Jack Thompson Suffers Broken Neck
In Wreck Hear Beulaville Sunday Night
- Herbert " Penney of Beulaville
drove off from Cole's Service Sta
tion Sunday evening about 630
in a borrowed new Frazier. He was
going to take a number of people
home. It was reported ten people
were In the car. including Penney
and his .wife. Jack Thompson and
his wife, Jim Penney and his wife
and some c' " "?n.
Ty v - ' " -; weet and
FRIDAY, MARCH 12th.,
the next Duplin County Court of
Honor wUl be held in Kenansville
on Friday night, April 2. He urged
the Scouts to advance in ran 1, meet
the requirements in full li. order
that they would receive greater
benefits from the Scouting Pro
W. D. (Dallas) HERRING
tion is the first law of nature, so,
let's look out for Duplin's best
has seen it four times out expects
to see it again next week. The
picture will show at the Model
Theatre March 15, 16, and 17. Only
one show daily. It is a little long.
It's a story of the Old South
which all we southerners lov..
Clark Gable, Vivian Leigh, Lesli'
Howard and Olivia deHwilland
play the leading parts. Every real
southerner who hasn't seen this
picture owes it to themselves to
Incidentally the merchants of
Beulaville invite you to visit them
while in town.
attempted a left turn. A new Mer
cury following thorn attempted to
pass at the same instant. The Mer
cury hit the Frazier, Both cars were
reportedly turned over and prac
Two .negroes Wm. T. Price of
Newport Nm Va. and George
Parker were in the Mercury
Results: 5 in hospital, Thomp
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I don't know how many of you
readers get the Mt. Olive Tribune
but the column "The Mouth Piece"
is worth the price, particularly if
you know the writer, Cletus Brocfc
The following appeared in hii
issue as of March 5 Womenfolks,
"Even though the weather is
damp and foggy while this is be
ing written, our spirits are soaring
in the sunshine of good will to
everybody. We feel like singing
and shouting we don't have to
play "squeeze" at our house any
more; even though it broke us, fi
nancially! You see, when we got our bank
statement the first of this month
and noticed that only 14 cents was
left, we got mad! We went, rifiht
home at lunch and raised the roof
with everybody. So now workmen
are busy installing a second story
where we raised the roof, and
there's going to be room enough
to brush your teeth in the bathroom
without knocking the stuffing out
of the baby in the bedroom."
When we confronted the light of
our life, our boon companion, that
silent (?) sufferer, with the fact
that she had ruined us financially,
the children were facing starvation,
and the family heirlooms mast be
put back in hock, all she said was-
"I can't understand it"
We showed her a check she'd
written for the oldest child's
school lunch. "Why," we demanded,
can't she carry a biscuit, piece of
sweet 'tater and sausage like we
do to Work? And then there's your
check for a pair of baby shoes!
Anybody knows a baby's fat foot
won't fit any shoe ever made. And
besides, how can she ever brag in
later life about having developed
from a barefoot child into a self-
made woman, if you insist in your
foolish notion of keeping her shod
all her life."
"l just can't understand it,'
"And this check to the beauty
parlor. For fixing your hair! Why
you know and I know that your
hair's a fix every morning you get
up, and yet you go pay good money
to have it fixed! It's not sound
economy. Compound interest on
capital investment turns a banking
account into a sinking fund," We
expounded, assuming our most
fierce expression. (That's over her
head, we thought. That's over her
.lead, she knew!)
"And another thing," we spiel
ed on, "here's a check for music
bills. Don't you think that's very
foolish? Just look at me Never
took music in my life, but you don't
know anybody in Wayne or Duplin
county who can play a better
brand of chopsticks than I can
This kind of extravagance has just
got to stop! At once!"
"I just simply can't understand
it," she said, shaking her head
We ranted and raved on for all
of the lunch period. Everytime we
stopped for breath she broke in
with the fact she couldn't under
Finally we asked her what in the
world there was about the situation
she couldn't understand.
"I can't understand how Mr.
Casey would mislead me line that.
He assured me that the last check
wrote took every cent there was
in the bank. Now I find there was
14 cents left!
"I could have got a True Love
story magazine if I'd only known
just don't understand it!"
bone broken, and others suffering
Dr. Bolin was called to the scene
and rendered first aid.
Investigating officers said there
was no evidence of drinking or
speeding. No arrests were made.
BID OPEN FOR NATIONAL GUARD '
SHED AT WARSAW; $220,000 SHED
Raleigh. The War Department
has plans for erecting storage and
maintenance sheds for the National
Guard in eleven North Carolina
Esttefitei cost of de cu"-"-"
There will be a series of Revival
Services at The Sandy Plain Free
Will Baptist Church, conducted by
the Reverend Bob Woolley. The
services will commence on March
17. All are urged to come out and
hear Rev. Woolley speak.
The B. F. Grady PTA will hold
their regular meeting on Tuesdav
night, March 16th, at 7:30 in the
school auditorium. The public is
Only 28,500,000 turkeys are ex
pected to be raised this year com
pared with about 34,700,000 in 1947.
Rural Dogs Voted
"Mosf Useful" Title
Pennsylvania and Idaho Ca
nines So Outstanding Judges
Can't Decide Between Them
A committee of judges, weigh
ing the merits of candidates in
"America's Most Useful Dog of
1947" contest,- finally decided to
award the title to two dogs, it has
The winning dogs are "Tubby,
a Collie-St. Bernard owned oy
Karl B. Loud, R.F.D. 1, Wellsboro,
Penna., and "Spike," of German
Shepherd and mixed ancestry,':
owned by Mrs. Ed. Schlagel, Route '
1, Cataldo, Idaho. Each dog had
so many qualification! that tha
judges simply could not decide
The contest to find the "Most
Useful Dog" was undertaken by
the Gaines Dog Research Center,
New York City, as part of the ob
servance of the . 1947 National
Dog Week. Judges in the contest
were Sydney H. Coleman, execu
tive vice president of the Ameri
can Society for the Prevention of .
Cruelty to Animals; Ted Malone,
prominent radio personality: and
Harry Miller, director of the
Gaines Dog Research Center. The -two
dogs have been presented by
the Research Center with hand
some red and blue collars bearing,
sterling silver engraved plates at
testing to their honors in this eon
test. "Tubby," only a year and a half
old, is not only an excellent all
round watch dog, but a real herd
dog who takes out and brings in
the cows each day in the best
farm tradition. For this purpose
he carries a stick in his mouth
which he wields with great dex
terity. In addition, ho brings in
the mail, carries firewood into the
house, carries pails to and from
the house and barn, bears notes to
and from his master in the field,
saves his mistress endless steps
by fetching from upstairs rooms
hat, shoes, wallet or other desired
articles, and performs a variety
of similar chores. He can also do
about 50 tricks, count up to ten,
and, according to reliable wit
nesses, can speak a few words
although the judges did not take
these last into consideration in se
lecting him for the award,
"Spike," on the other hand,
serves as right-hand-man to Mrs.
Schlagel, who. with an invalid
husband, has the responsibility of
running a 190-acre ranch. He, too,
is an expert herd dog with cattle.
Among his other accomplishments
is acting as chaperone to his own
er's flock of chickens, pulliing a
wagon and skidding small trees.
He is an exceptional hunting dog
and has cleared his owner's prop
erty of coyotes, badgers and other
vermin. A vigilant watch dog,
"Spike" keeps his home place free
of all trespassers. He watches over
the Schlagel children, whether at
home or in the woods, a anxiously
as a mother.
is about $220,000, according to Ad! .
General J. Van. Metts. - i: :,
Bids for structures at Mocksvil e
and Warsaw have been opened 1
sent to the War DefTtnient f :
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