DUPLIN COUNTY CHAMPIONS - The girls' basketball team" of Calypso high school are Duplin
county champions for the 1917-48 season, and have now entered the Duplin county tournament,
favored to win. The team members, shown above, are, seated, left to right, Mary Mozingo, Joyce
Kornegay, Peggy Grice, Peggy Cole, Shirley Hargrove and Betty Sanderson, Back row, Coach H.
E. Grubbs, Betty Martin, Margery Turner, Mary Pigford, Hazel Lewis and Ellen Grubbs.
Ides Of March
Beware the ides of March if you
want to keep your farm property
from going up-ln flames. County
Agent L. F. Week, warned. -today.
' Mr. Weeks cited figures released
by Fire Protection Institute to in
dicate that March is the worst
month of the year in terms of fire
losses.. And: losses thid year may
reach new highs.
"More than $72,435,000 worth of
nrooertv in this country was de
stroyed by fire during March of
last year. Based on Department of
Agriculture calculations, approxi
mately 14 millions of that one
munth loss occurred cn America's
"In spite of fire prevention ef
forts, our fire loss totals continue
to mount During the month cl Jan
uary, for example, fire losses were
up 10 over totals for the same
period a year ago.. This is a serious
threat to the farmer, to tne con
sumer who depends on his pro
ducts and to the entire national
' "Fire losses can be reduced thru
a simple program of preverti- n and
protection," Mr. Weeks declared.
, "There's nothing' iota, ilcai- d
about rooting out fire hazards anl
using , common sense to ;reve '.
fires," he contends.
Many forest fires are started by
burning v off new ground, ditch
bnks and rubbish. Every precau
tion should be observed to care
fully guard such fires uu il they
lave completely burned 't. Re-
, member that a fire multiplies 50
times in 8 minutes. Considerable
progress has been made in Duplin
toward stamping ' out destructive
forest fires. Several hundred miles
of fire lanes have been plowed
under the supervision of Ralph
Miller, County Forest Warden,
with the Tractor Unit purchased
by the County and State Forest
service, inese fire lanes jrnouiaDe
kept clean by plowing er.ca year..
All leaves, straw,: and trash
farm buildings. A few minutes of
. work may save a valuabla building.
We can't be too carjful with fires
; especially during the windy spring
mam i i i ,j ; i.riii iiimi .,
An Easter Sunrise Service
. v will be sponsored by the Tonth.
.. Fellowship Group of Kenans
vU ouaaay mum ins, mar.
28th at 5:45 A, M. In the
. , , brove Presbyterian Church.
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Back in the year 1795, Samuel
Ashe-of New Hanover County was
elected govei'nrr of North Carolina.
One hundred and one -years later
in 1896; a union of the Republican
and Populist parties elected Gov
ernor Daniel L. Russell of Bruns
wick and New Hanover counties as
governor. In . these two instan :es
alone has North Carolina elected
a governor from the Southeastern
part of the State. Of cour-e, tiie
great Aycock from Wayne County,
and McLean from Robeson County
were on the fringes of Southeast
ern North Carolina.
The voters of Duplin County now
have an opportunity to help elect
almost a native son. Charlie John
son was born and reared in a farm
in our neighboring county rf Pen
der. He knows the problems which
face this section of the State. He
knows that the roads of Duplin
County are bad. He knows thai
State Aid is needed if your child
ren are to have equal educational
advantages with those in the richer
parts of our State. Having been
born and reured on a farm in thb.
section of North Carolina, he has
an understanding of rural people
and the problems which fa. tham.
His recent statement that all school
bus routes in the state should be
paved is not campaign propaganda
nor a spontaneous utterance. Fe
advocated a bond issue for road
improvements a number of years
age in a speech before the assoc
iation of County Commissioners at
The years which lie ahead are
incertain. Our financial structure
could change overnight. It would
be a blessing to cur people if when
that time comes, North Carolina
could have a Governor which
is experienced in all phases of
State and Local Government, par
ticularly in finance. Charlie John
son meets these qualifications in
It is estimated that Duplin Coun
ty needs to spend more than a mil
lion dollars in school construction
and school improvements. Where
will that amount of money come
from? Charlie Johnson says that
a part of the huge surplus in the
State Treasury should be spent for
school improvements. Should we
vote for him if we can expect these
things? ' v
Let's win with Charlie Johnson,
improve our school buildings anu
come out of the mud.
(In The News-Argus)
A friend of mine from f ionaa
wrnte the other day that his lit
tle three-year old sort had been
down to see one of Walt Disney's
movies. When he returned from
the show, his mother asked him
what he had seen. His reply was;
"r variants, tigers and Jack
Annual Fat Stock
Kiriston,'March 10. The"8th
annual Coastal Plains Fat Stock
Show and Sale, sponsored by the
Kinston Chamber of Commerce will
be held at the Carolina Warehouse
here on April 7 and 8, it was an
nounced today by Chairman John
Burton of the agriculture commit
tee, which has charge of arrange
ments for the event.
Invitations have been extended
to all 4-H and FFA members in the
State to enter cattle and swine ex
hibits for the more than $1,000 in
prize money offered.
Kinston merchants nave agreed
to bid on the stock and help boost
the sale prices, Burton seated.
The show will open at 10 a. m.
on April 7 and the sale is slated
for 1 p. m. April 8. The deadline
for entries is. Friday, April 2, cnd(
exiuuiiurs are astteu iu nave uitur
animals approved by county agents
before filing the entries.
Animals must be in th exhibit
pens not later than 6 p. m. on April
6 to be eligible for judging.
Col K. W. Ralston of Scotland
Neck will 1 auctioneer, while J.
C. Pearce, Jr., and Lemuel Goocie
of State College will serve as jud
ges. Sale of 10 purebred Aberdeen
Angus bulls will be held by the
State Breeders Association imme
diately atter the other stock sale
on April 8, Burton said.
To The Readers:
I don't think we should be proud
that we were slow to secede in
1861, I'm not, but we are slow
All around us we have true
Southern States that don't want
to sell out to the Red Democrats
of the North, and some of our top
We have a top leadership, who
say they love North Carolina, but
are working hand in glove with
Yankee Red Democrats to break
the democratic backbone of the
South where-the only Democracy
Ts Virginia wrone? Are South
Carolina, Georgia and all other
Southern States wrong? Our top
leadership may say they are, but
we little people say they are not,
and we thank God for Kep. uranam
Barden' and his fellow travelers
in North Carolina.
Is North Carolina to become a
'Vlrhv Vranrp " a Poland, as Other
pnllnhnratinn States of Europe, and
bow to, and collaborate with the
the Yankee Democrats as the
Quiseling States of Europe did
with Russia? God forbid.
Red Russia has divided and con-
rmerml a huee Dart of Europe and
Aula, s Are we North Carolinians
going to alio. some of our top
leaders surrender North Carolina
as an opening wee 'a to enter rni
Magnolia Boys, ChinquapinGirls Win
County Basket Ball Tournament
L W. Outlaw Elected Membership
To Tobacco Associates, Inc.
L. W. Outlaw, Seven Springs, in
this county, is among the 75 North
Carolina Farm Bureau members re
cently elected by counties to mem
bership in Tobacco Associates, Inc.,
in accordance with the constitution
of the non-profit flue-cured lobac
co export group.
The constitution calls for sup
oorting organizations to elect the
members of Tobacco Associates
Farm Bureau's representatives were
elected during the annual state con
vention in Asheville and met
in Raleigh March 1 for thsir first
At the convention a series of ag
ricultural resolutions, . ncludmg 3
We endorse and request the con
tinuation of the Tobacco Quota
Program; the Commodity Credit
Corporation and the Mandatory
Loan provision on tobacco at 90
of parity; the grading and news
service on all tobacco markets, this
heing essential to the marketing of
We further request the continu
ation of - well-rounded state-wide
program of research in all phases
of growing, curing and marketing
of tobacco in the interest of grow
ers, for the purpose uf improving
the yield and quality and reducing
the costs of production and mark
eting, thereby helping growers to
realize more net profit on their
Parker Estate Consents to $16,000
Judgment In Long Trial In Goldsboro
(From Goldsboro News-Argus)
A compromise consent judgment
in Wayne superior court Friday
afternoon ended court actions on
trial since March i involving $79,
While the Jury was out deliberat
ing, counsel for the two sides
agreed on payment of $16,000 for
the death of Capt. Lowell N. Doug
lass in a car-auto wreck :.ear Bow
den January 12, 1946.
The consent judgment stipulated
that a pending action in Wake
county superior court aga:nst the
Parker children and Mr.' Hagood,
the farm manager, be dismissed.
It was understood unofficially
that the jury was ready to come
out with its verdict and that it had
agreed to allow the administrators
$22,000 for the death of Capt Doug
lass and $1,000 for his car.
Wayne superior court resumed
deliberations when court opened
at 9:30 in the counter damage suits
for $79, 750 growing out of the
latal wreck near Bowden January
Mrs. Mary B. Parker. extens;ve
land owner in Duplin, asicxl $750
damige to her farm truck, which
was di'iven by J. C. Norris when in
collision with a car driven by Capt.
Lowell N. Douglass, Waco, Texas.
N. B. Boney and John H. Yarbor
ough, administrators,, filed counter
claim for $75,000 for alleged wrong
death of Capt Douglass, $2,000 for
suffering in the four-hour interval
before the captain's death, and
$2,000 for his car. Capt. Douglass
had been empaled by a sideboard
from the truck and died at Sey
mour Johnson field hospital after
being transferred from: Goldsboro
Health Department Announces
Pre-School Clinic Dates
Pre-School Clinic Dates were an
nounced this week:, by the Duplin
County Health Department as fol
lows: March 23 - B. F. Grady 9 a. m.
to 12. Outlaw's Bridge 1 p. m. to 2.
March 24 - Wallace (white) 8:30
a. m. to 11 a. m. Wallace (colored)
12:30 p. m. to 2 p. m. -
March 25 - Warsaw (white) 9 a. m.
March 30 - BeulaviUe (white)
9 a. m. to 12. Potters Hill Jl p. m.
to 2 p. m. ' t" '
March 31 Rose Hill (White) 9
a. m. to 11 a. m. T'-gnolia (white)
12:30 p. m. to 2 r v '-' ''
April 1 - Calyj j j t.vhite) 9 a. m.
to 12. Calypso (color"-") l p. nr. to
tobacco. We urgently request tha'
sufficient funds be provided for
the accurate measurement of every
acre of tobacco planted in 1948.
The members of the North Caro
lina Farm Bureau recognize the
whole-hearted support of all ag
encies and organizations in the
successful operation of the Fluc
Cured Cooperative Stabi ization
Corporation and Tobacco Associa
tes, Inc. and respectfully request
the continued support in the years
Since there is developing an ac i
utc shortage of flue sheet material
for the manufacture of tobacco
flues, we strongly recommend that
his material be made available in
due time for the manufacture of
Hues for 1948.
We support the present Burley
Tobacco Law with its minimum
acreage provision as long as it is
satisfactory to the majority of the
Burley Tobacco growers.
We respectfully request the study
be made in the allotments of Burley
Tobacco in the North Carolina area
with reference to cropland and
We urge our officers and direct
ors to use their influence Cor the
development and location of a re
search project in commercial nico
tine under the provisions of the
J. C. Norns was exonerated f
blame in the accident in a criminal
suit in Duplin county.
Miss Louolla O'Beirne, of Wil
mington, one of three companions
of the captain, was awarded $9,000
injury damages in a previous suit
in New Hanover county.
The jury began deliberations at
2:45 Wednesday afti rnoon after
hearing tne charge of Judge Paul
B. tidmundson, special superior
court judge of Goldsboro. At 5:15
the jury was released for the night.
Trial of the case nad started ou
March 2. About 30 witnesses were
presented on both sides with n
number of depositions. Among
the depositions were those of Pat
M. Neff, president of Baylor Uni
versity and former governor oi
Texas, Dr. Horace Trippet, Baylor
University physician, and Ralph R.
Wolfe, Baylor athletic coach. Six
teen lawyers appeared in the case,
including J. D. Williamson of Waco,
Mrs. Lowell N. Douglass, (931
South 5th St.), Waco, Texas, was
among those giving testimony.
Capt. Douglass, who was wiih the
Surgeon General's department at
the time of the accident, was a foi
mer director of health and pliysica.'
education at Baylor. He was 41
years old. He had played profess
ional baseball with the Chicago
White Sox in 1929 and later was
farmed to Atlanta of the Southern
Association. He had also played
for Quincy in the Three-J league.
In 1937, 38, and 39 he was basebal.
coach at the University of Wiscon
sin. a. m. to 11 a. m. Little Creek ( col
ored) 12:30 p. m. to 1:30 d. m.
April u - J'aison (wnite) a. m.
to 11 a. m. Faison (colored) 12:30
to 2 p. m.
April 9 - Chincuapin (white) 9
a. m. to 12. Chinquapin (col ored)
1 p. m. to 2 p. m.
April 13 - Kenansville (white) 9
a. m. to 12. ; '
April 14 Magnolia (colored) 9
a. m. to 11 a. m. Kenansville (col
ored) 12:30 p. m. to 2 p. m.
April 13 - Warsaw (colored) 9
a. ra. to 11 a. m.
April 16 - Branch (colored) 9 a.
m. to 11 a. m. Beulaville (colored)
1 p. m. to 2 p. m.
All children entering school the
r '1 c lr ' 1 v '1 be referred to
By SWIFT PIPPIN
Magnolia Boys' Basketball team
won the County Championship ti
tle Monday night for the second
year in a row, defeating the Wall
ace Bulldogs by the one-sided score
of 33 to 18.
Outplayed in every department,
Wallace never threatei.ed and Mag
nolia led the entire game from an
Maenoha. County Champions last
year, have a successful season be
hind them, having won 27 out of
30 starts this season.
MAGNOLIA FG FT TP
D Gaylor 4 19
E Gaylor 2 3 7
Quinn 0 0 0
Tucker 3 2 8
Carr 2 3 7
Herring 1 0 2
TOTALS 12 J 33
FG FT TP
0 0 0
0 0 0
1 2 4
0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0
7- 4 18
Chinquapin girls defeated Caly
pso in a close game 21-20. the
score was tied several times dur
ing the game and as the final whis
tle sounded a foul shot by Hender
son was the winning point.
CHINQUAPIN FG FT TP
Williams 13 5
Futrell 5 1 11
Henderson 12 4
Futrell 0 I, 1
Wallace 0 0 0
Brown " 0 0 0
Raynor 0 0 0
TOTALS 7 7 21
CALYPSO FG Ff TP
Lewis 4 19
Turner 10 2
Grubbs 3 0 6
Pigford 0 0 0
Grice 0 0 0
Cole 0 0 0
TOTALS 9 2 20
The semi-finals held on that
In the first game, Calypso girls
eliminated Wallace girls by a score
of 30-24. Grubbs with 13 points
and Lewis with 11 points were
leading scorers for the winners.
House had 12 points and Casey 11
points for the losers.
Chinquapin girls defeated the
Beulaville girls by the one-sided
score of 31-19. Henderson with I!
points paced the winners while
Edwards with 8 was high lor the
In the first Boys' Game, Magno
lia defeated Beulaville by 33-29.
Carr and Tucker paced the winners
while J. Thomas was high for th-
In the second Boys' Game Wal
lace was victorious over Chinqua
pin by a score of 34-16. Casey w is
high for the winners with .0 points
while high man for the losers was
Register with 8 points.
Stations In Duplin
Tide Water Power Crmnany's
post-war construction program has
brought many advances in electric
DUPLIN TIMES CHURCH DIRECTORY
With this issue of the Times be
gins a Duplin Times Church Direct
ory This directory will run for 6
months. It is not complete and
some errors will be found. Some
churches are left out. Any minister
Pollers Hill First To Go Over i
The Top In Red Cross Drive
. For the second year in succession
the Community of Potters Hill has
been first to go over the top in
their Red Cross drive quota, Their
quota was $46.00 and Tuesday
family physician or Health Officer
f fating they have successfully .been
vaccinated for small-pox, and im-
muiv ''d S"iinst d ptheria and
I do quite a bit of telephoning
and have quite a few calls - Just
let me sit down to a meal and the
telephone rings. Just let me sit
down somewhere else and the tele
phone rings. But yesterday topped
A house full of company - inlaws-
of course, and I was trying
to put on mybest. The telephone
rang. I went to answer, but instead
of hearing someone from the other
end of the line it kept on ringing.
Receiver up, it would ring, receiver
down, it would ring. I ran to a
neighbor's house who is in on this
Monticello Party Line" and their
phone was cut'n' up the same way.
After trying a number of phones
on different lines we fin.-.lly got
the operator and gave the report
That damn Phone Rang, without a
break, for over an hour.
How the operators survive on :
their jobs, I can't understand.
"Les" Williams and Walter Brid-
gers, Postmasters in Kenansville
and Warsaw respectively, went off
on another jaunt last week. Of
course a dance was involved for
"Les". Those two fellows never
turn down an opportunity to at
tend a convention. However, this
was not a convention, it was the
opening of the huge Sears, Roe- .
buck District store in Greensboro.
You folks who order from them
will now get your orders filled
and mailed in Greensboro. This
store is designed to serve North
Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia
and a part of Tennessee it was re
ported. E. C. Tyndall, our highway fore
man, is urging farmers to keep
Irntnrp unfrhmit MthfiAi 1 1-Cf 1 i crm
and other farm machinery that may -cut
up roads off paved highways.
It is against the law to even use
ore flUouioers. wrta tnenumDer. or
Highway Patrolmen increasing
they are soon going to crack down
on this and the fine and costs arc
about $17.00, let alone the trouble
you are put to. Farmers, l etter
take heed. A stitch in time saves
My wife says, "Yes, now you've
got something eke to spend money
for." And sure enough she's right.
I like a radio and have two, but
I've always wanted a "grapho
phone". Knew what that Is? Well,
when I was a kid it was called that
but now it is more commonly known
as a "victrola" or record player.
Last week the telephone rang
and Sheffield & Fussell, in Rose
Hill, were on the line. They wanted
to know if I wanted a console com
bination radio and record player.
I said, "I sure do". They replied,
"We have a nice one for you if
you will trade it out in advertising."
In two hours the machine was in
my house and I'm tickled tc death
with it. Only, as the boss says, I've
got to start buying records. Looks
like they should furnish records
too, doesn't it? Read the ads of
Sheffield and Fussell every time
you see them. They have a store in
service throughout Duplin County.
Last week marked the comple
tion of new substations in Magno
lia and Rose Hill, fully equipped
with regulators which will control
electric voltage and provide better
service for Tide Water customers
in this area. Regulators were also
installed in Faison and Calypso.
These additions plus the- rural
lines which have been built through
out Tide Water's territory are
.' tndes toward the completion of a
major construction program under
taken by the company. It is anti
cipated that this year will mark
one of The greatest construction
period in Tide Water's history.
knowing of churches left out, we
wiill appreciate your letting us
know of them. We hope to run
pictures of all churches in Duplin
but some one in your church will
have to send in a picture.
they turned in $47.09. L. M. Bostic
and Mrs. Lou Jackson headed the
Rose Hill enjoyed the same dis-
until Potters Hill took it away
Kenansville was second to re
port, turning in over $100.00
r- r,r'f J i. h J nips is )( '
, , , ry, t 'y e-e modest
destroy our t -n I
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