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VOLUME NUMBER SIXTEEN
Johnson To Formally Launch Campaign
In Burgaw, Tuesday, March 30th.
Burgaw, Mar. 24. A great
celebration is being arranged Here
for Charles M. Johnson, Democrat
ic candidate for Governor, when he
returns to his home town on March
30 to deliver his opening campaign
The speech that will enunciate
the principles of his platform will
be carried to the people of North
Carolina through a state-wide radio
hook-up that links stations in Ral
eigh, Charlotte, Asheville, Wilming
ton, Winston-Salem, Greensboro
and other points.
Clifton L. . Moore of Burgaw,
chairman of arrangements, said all
plans are progressing satisfactorily
for the Johnson-For-Governor Day
program, that - is being sponsored
by the citizens of Pender County.
Mr. Johnson was born on a farm
near Burgaw in 1891, and since
; then has climbed high in the public
life of the State,
Some months ago when Mr. John
son announced his candidacy he
said then that his platform would
" be made known at the proper time.
' "Apparently that time has ar-'
rrived, ', Mr, Moore said, "for he
will go into different phases of his
general platform at this occasion."
1 In a message to the people of
Pender County Mr. Johnson said
he was "deeply appreciative" of the
splendid spirit they have shown in
arranging the celebration that will,
; among other things, result in one
of the biggest barbecue dinners in
Pender county's history.
- Bell & Kelly Begin Construction On
J New Building For Auto Agency Here
j Elmore Bell and Emmett Kelly,
two ' progressive Duplin business
men, Tuesday broke the.' ground
and . began laying foundation for
Kenansville's first -uiomobile
ag?ncyJt will be 60 feet wide by
90 feet long, fronting on the high
way between the -old Pickett Sta
bles and the Court House Square.
They have the franchise In this
area for Desota and Plymouth au-
Dr. Evers To Head Duplin County
T. B. Association Another Year
The Duplin County Tuberculosis'
Association held Its annual meeting
In the Courthouse at Kenansville
last Friday. Mr. B. V. Wells there
tiring , President, presided. The
meeting was well attended and
much interest in 'ft TB control
' program was shown.
K Miss Doris Rouse, the retiring
' lecretary and treasurer read the
minutes of the last meeting and
jfave the financial report. ;
Mrs. Charles Espy, Field Secre
tary of the N. C. TB Association
was present and gave a very infor
mative talk on the activities of a
"'county TB Association. J
Mrs. Gordon Kornegay gave a re
port of her work as executive sec
retary of the association, and also
gave a vivid picture of Van imme
diate need of a TB control program
in Duplin county. She cited the
death rate .from TB in our county
for the past five years, which has
- gone tip, while the death rate in
the State, as a whole, from TB
goes down. -it ' .t -.
Dr. G. V. Gooding, Public Health
Officer, outlined the work needed
in bringing about a TB control
program, and gave a brief estimate
of the requirements for a mass
X-ray survey, which is the com
bined aim of both the Duplin TB
Association and the Health Depart
The desire of the County Com
missioners was voiced by their
chairman, Mr. G. D. Bennett, for
the continuance of Tb program as
outlined. Mrs,. Espy also endorsed
the continuance of the program,
and a vote was carried by the as
sociation for continued support of
Mrs. Grace Vann, chat-man of
the nominating committee, which
was composed of Mrs. Vann. Mrs.
James Rackley and Mrs. S. A. Par
ker, submitted the following nomi
nations for olficers for the coming
year: Pr-sident, Dr. E. P, Ewers;
Vice President, Dr. H. W. Colwell;
Treasurer, J. C. Thompson: and
Secrvtary, Mrs. Lula Parker.- '
Board of Directors: Messcrs. Ear
1 e Sanderson, S. A. Parker, J. J.
I ' '1, II. B. . Kornegay, M. B.
K.'t .; 'i Jc'-sn, B C. Setters
Mr. Moore said that city and
county officials from a number of
surrounding counties have been In
vited to participate in the event.
A special publicity group is on
the move arranging for bumpc
placards proclaiming "Pender
County for Johnson" to be placed
on automobiles, newspaper adver
tising, radio announcements, to
proclaim the day.
And at Johnson's campaign
headquarters in Raleigh the tem
po has been stepped up. Literature
cards, and general 'campaign fod
der is flowing to county campaign
managers, and to other sejrees.
Roy Rowe of Burgaw, publicity
chairman said. "All of the com
mittees are working overtime for
this is a great day for us. Charlie
Johnson is a Pender county boy
and we are proud of him. further
more, this speech that Mr. Johnson
will wake will likely be the fpring
board for his campaign, and I ex
pect it to be a vigorous one."
Mrs. Norman C. Blake is vice
chairman of the arrangements com
mittee. She is district President
of the State Federation of Woman's
Burgaw citizens already are "pec
ulating on what Mr. Johnson will
say the night of 'March 30. They
seem fairly certain that he will
have "something to tell the farm
ers." They seem certain, loo, that
he will discuss major issues at this
tos. They plan a modern garage in
tnerar, ' ' Z, ,.
Mr. Bell recently completed his
very attractive brick borne on high
way No. 11, near the school and
has moved in.
Friends are hoping his partner,
Emmett Kelly j , will soon follow
suit and build in Kenansville.
Kenansville, your County Seac.
Outlaw, Misses Macy Cox and Lula
Hinson. Nominations were voted on
as submitted and motions carried
without any opposing.
A rising vote of thanks was giv
en the retiring officers and Mr. L.
W. Outlaw who served so faithfully
as. Seal Sale Chairman.
Dies In Hospital
Lemuel Newman, 40, died in the
Goldsboro Hospital early Sundsy
morning from third degree burns
sustained in a fire that destroyed
Chestnutt's Garage in Mt. Olive
SatUTday night. Funeral services
wrfru held at the sraveside in the
Magnolia cemetery Tuesday after
noon at 3:00 o'clock. He is surviveo
by his wife, the former Mildred
Thomnson of Goldsboro and one
son, Ray Hardy Thompson; one sis
ter, Mrs. S. E. Pope ot Magnolia:
on j brother, Ira Newman of Miami;
and his father, Jesse J. Newman of
Magnolia. ? "
tier Look Tea Room
To Open Here Soon
' Awirriinir tn -rpnnrts from auth
oritative sources, Kenansville is
scheduled to have a new tea room
soon. Not a "little gypsy tearoom
but an attractive one,
; Mrs, Walter Stroud and Mrs.
ClarenceMurphy have renled 4
rooms on the ground floor, of the
Gooding building and have already
purchased their equipment One
room will be used for tb public;
another will serve as1 a private
dining room and the. other- two
for preparing meals. They will be
open on Sundays. - . v ;
At present t-e Me tn.es Mur-
f'-v jini r- -I ? -'rt the
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Second Annual Beef Cattle Show
In (lenansuille Set For April 6th.
Beulaville Man Announces For County
Commissioner; First Candidate
Arthur Kennedy, Beulaville busi
ness man and farmer today former
ly announced his candidacy for
membership on the Board of
County Commissioners, now held
by Tvson Lanier, to represent the
district comprising Limestone and
Cypress Creek Townships. Mr. Ken
nedy is a native of the BeulavUlo
section. He is the son of Rev. R. ....
Having been raised on a farm,
he Jcnows the farmers' problems.
Having been a merchant, he knows
the merchants' problems, and hav
ing been a heavy luxpayer, he
knows the taxpayers' prohlerus.
Kennedy is a director of the Clin
ton National Farm Loan Associa
tion and the Kenansville-Product
ion Credit Association. He is
deacon in the Free Will Baptist
Church: a Mason and mom'oer of
the Woodmen of the World. He so
Mrs. Boney Receives
Mrs. Inez C. Boney. Duplin Coun
ty Welfare Chairman, received the
hiehest Dossible honor that can be
received in the Methodist Woman's
Society of Christian Service on
Wednesday, March 17th at the an
nual.WS of CS meeting held at St.
Paul's Methodist Church in Golds
boro. She was presented a a Honor
ary Patron Pin by Mrs. Henry J.
Faison of Falson, N. C, who made
lovely comments on Mrs. Boney and
her services to the Society. Severn
years ago Mrs. Boney was presentel
a life membership.
Open In Warsaw
Warsaw's Red Sox, 5th place fin
ishers In the Class D. Tobacco
State League last season, opened
a baseball school for rookies on
March 20. It will continue through
March 31, under the direction of
Manaeer Sam. Gibson. Andy Scro-
bola and Bo Bahannon, veterans
of last season's team is assisting.
The school is oDen to all boys
who have finished high school Bats
and balls will be supplied, but the
students must furnish their own
uniforms and pay their ow.i expen
ses. Any player showing promise I
and ability will be given a contract
with the local team and will be re
funded any expense incurred while
attending the school.
Manager Gibson expects 13 hold
overs from last year's squad to re-1
port for spring drills on April l.
They are Scrobola, Bohannon, Dea
con Jones. Frank McVickers, Nick
Pepio, Lefty Bowman, Bank.l Payne,
Earl Lail, Wayne Campbell, con
Cecil, John Mendenhall, McCarty,
anil Jim Kills.
Several exhibition games' have
been scheduled for the Red Sox,
with the opening game to be played
at Goldsboro, with the Goldbugs of
the Coastal Plain League, on April
0. ' The regular season opens on
J. E. Jerritt, chmn Duplin County
Recent events make necessary
new approach to fund campaign.
National headquarters has released
new theme for campaign which
has been forwarded to major radio
networks, newsreel companies and
other public information outlets.
Theme reads quote "Keep Your
Red Cross Ready" unquote. The
subheading is quote "As the volun
tary auxiliary to the armed forces,
as the nation's agency for disaster
relief, let's -keep the Red Cross
strong" unquote. Sending you in
a few days supply window stream
ers using' new slogan. Suggest you
give widest possible distribution
new theme. Vital that chapters now
over minimum goal. Continue
campaign for maximum over sub
scription and chapters still short of
goal redouble e"-rs to succeed.
'Ted Cr- ': 1 i ' "
licits the support of the voters in
th two townships.
High Honors In
Of Christian Service
Sons from "PIPPA PASSES"
The year's at the spring,
And the day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hillside's dew-pearled:
The lark's on the win?,
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in his heaven
All's right with the world.
The bees are a buzzin', and the
butterflies are a flutteriv'. Last
Saturday morning at 11:57, the ex
act time Spring came in I at on
the steps of my back porch. Bees
were buzzing all around At times
it seemed one would make a deter
mined dive for me but I never got
The thermometer, directly in the
sun stood on 100.
Have you ever been to Seaboard,
up in Northampton County? It is
said to have more pretty homei
for its size than any town in the
Seaboard is just about the size
of Pink Hill and If Pink Hill con
tinues building much longer, i
can contest Seaboard for the homes.
Leighton Turner is now building
a handsome two story brick house
there. We like to see this. When
a person takes a real interest in
his home it's a good sign he is a
desirable citizen in any town.
Deems Clifton For
Durham State Republican
leaders returned to their; homes.
aglow with a spark of enthusiasm
enkindled at the party's most opti
mistic convention in 20 years.
During the meeting the conven
tion nominated George M. Prit
chard of Marshall, former congress
man as a gubernatorial candidate;
set up a complete slate of candi
dates for state offices which are to
be contested this fall; chose unin
structed delegates to the party's
national convention in Philadelphia
in June," and heard keynoter Rep.
Leonard W. Hall, New York, assert
that Democrats "helped build up
Communism here and everywhere"
Spirited balloting; marked the
contest for committeeman. :' After
the first two ballots, - Algernon
Butler, Clinton, and John A. Wiik
inson, Washington, withdrew.. Dur
ing the voting on the third ballot
A. I. Ferree, Asheboro, and- Lewis
T. Hamlin, Brevard, stepped aside,
leaving the fljM to Brrill and
Deems H. Clifton, Clinton insu
rance man and former resident of
Fa' -in, was selecte 3 as the party's
: rv9 f r I -in- commiss-
FRIDAY, MARCH 26th. 1948
By V. E. REYNOLDS
The second annual Duplin Coun
ty Baby Beef Cattle Show will be
held in Kenansville on April 6
from 1 to 3 p. m. This show is put
on by Duplin 4-H Clubs and is
sponsored by the business and pro
fessional men of Kenansville. Ade
quate awards will be given winners.
. Eleven calves will be shown by
Duplin County 4-H Club boys and
Boys and girls showing calves
are: Sutton Fountain, Pauline Foun
tain, and Sherwood Fountain of
Chinquapin School, 1 calf each.
Foy Ivey, Kenansville School, 1
Hervey Kornegay, Mt. Olive
School, 1 calf.
Ray Taylor, Victor Taylor and
Julia Marie Taylor, all of Faison
School, 2 calves each.
A demonstration will be given on
fitting calves for fat stock show,
and all calves will be fitter and
judged. The place of the show is
the Tennis Court, back of Stephen's i
Immediately after the Kenans-
villp Show, the calves will be taken
to Kinston and entered in che Coa
stal Plain Fat Stock Show and sale
to be held at the New Carolina
Warehouse, April 7 and 8, 1948.
The public is invited to attend
both the Kenansville and Kinston
Swine Department Club
Any farmer, F. F. A., or 4- H
Club member, having fat barrows
or gilts between the weights of 180
and 300 pounds which he would
iike to enter in the Kinstor Show
should contact the County gent's
Office before April 1st.
Vernon H. Reynolds,
Assistant County Agent
Eight hundred and thirty-six
pounds of clothing, shoes, bedding
and other supplies for overseas re
lief, gathered in the "Kill a Ship
with Friendship" drive in Wallace
were received at the Church World
Service Center in New Windsor
Md., according to word just recei
ved. The contribution came fro-n
"the citizens of Wallace" and was
shipped by Mrs. Charles Brooks and
Mrs. Steve Mallard, who served as
community chairmen of the drive.
These materials were received at
the New Windsor Center as recei
pts from the North Carolina "Fill
a Ship with Friendship" relief
drive. As of last week, the Tar Heel
state again took the lead in relief
giving through Church World Ser
vice. The New Windsor Ce iter, work
ing at capacity, can sort, pack and
ship to port for overseas transpor
tation, nearly a million pounds of
relief supplies a month. The goal
for this year is a steady income of
500,000 pounds a month. To March
13, 828,115 pounds had been re-j
Officials are asking doni rs thru
out the nation to give wkh their
contributions of material ai l appro
ximately 15c a pound in cash to
provide for packing, shipping in
surance and delivery overseas. T'w
cash donation is asked to insure
that other funds may be used in
such projects as special feeding for
school children, care of the aged
and orphaned and work amor. dis
The Dublic is cordially invited to
attend Easter Services at the War
saw Presbyterian Church Sunday
morning, March 28, at eleven o'
clock. The Rev. Eugene H. Clarke,
pastor, will preach.
' The Sacrament of the Lord'c
Supper will be observed following
Starts Hew Btdg.
. Leslie Brown, proprietor of the
Warsaw Furniture Co., lias at last
begun construction of his dream
building. That new furniture store
building on Main Street in War
saw. It will be located a few doors
north of his present location, in
the same block.- Mr. Brown says
it will be modern In every respect
Just when it will be completed, he
doesn't know, but he is rushing the
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DAVID TEAR, age 9, sells GEN. DWIGHT EISENHOWER the
first sheet of Easter Seals to launch the annual national campaign for
crippled children which is being conducted in North Carolina March
15-31. Governor Cherry opened' the Easter Seal campaign with an
appeal for genarous support, pointing out that last year the League
provided medical care for more than 5,000 handicapped children of
CRIPPLED CHILDREN'S WORK IS VARIED
Work among crippled is not a field within itself, it is a seg
ment of many fields. Any crippled child needs all of the same things
a non-handicapped child needs plus the additional medical treatments
required to correct his handicap - or to minimize it to the lowest degree
possible - and specialized educatonal opportunities designed to pre
pare him to use to a maximum degree all his existing facilities and
thus be able to earn his own livelihood and have the privilege of being
a useful and contributing citizen.
Services are given to correct a deformity, others to prevent
one from developing, while still others provide a begining stimulus
towards" development of the faculties which the child has remaining
and upon which he must depend for life, and whatever measurement
of happiness he can attain from his surroundings. Contribute to your
Local League and lend your support.
N. C. State Alumni Hold Meeting Here;
B. B. Picture Shown; Grady Elected Pres.
The Duplin County Chapter of
the N. C. State College Alumni met
for a supper meeting at the Ke
nansville Cafe Wednesday evening,
March 17, after which a program
and business session was continued
at the Agriculture Building.
Following the showing of a bas
ketball picture, H. W. "Pop" Taylor,
Alumni secretary at State College,
discussed what was happening on
During the business meeting of
ficers for the next year were elect
ed: They are: John D. Grady, Pres
ident; Jimmy Kitchin, Vice Presi
dent; George Penney, Secretary-
Treasurer; and Lorena Vestal, Re
Kenansville High School Debaters
Ready To Go Into State Contest
Kenansville School enters the
State triangle debate this year. A
test debate was h Id Monday night
at the local PTA meeting. Mrs. F.
W. McGowen is the coach. We went
down to listen and our Kenansville
ycung folks took us of: our feet.
The subject was: Resolved that
the Federal Government requires
arbitration of labor disputes in all
The affirmative was upheld by
Grace Baker and Bobby Ingram,
The negative was upheld by Fran
ces Jean Patterson and Mary Sue
The poise and easiness these
graders presented was tremendous.
I In the opinion of the editor Ke
I nansville may have a State winning
team if they will keep on plugging.
The judges decision favored the
affirmative, which we would have
Wallace Vets Name
. At the regular meeting of the
VFW English-Brown Post P161, in
Wallace, last week, officers for the
coming year was elected. '
t.Vann Jones of Rose Hill was el
ected to succeed A. C Hall as com
mander of the post..: ' "
Other officers were W. Wors
ley, senior vice commander;" Aat-
Several visitors were recognized,
among them, Mr. Hugh Welb,
principal of B. F. Grady School and
Henry Hortoi , grad. student at
New members present were:
Jimmy Kitchin of Warsaw, J. V.
Wells of Rose Hill, and W. R. Hum
phrey of BeulavJle.
The next meeting - family night
- will be held as a picnic at New
kirk's Mill, near Concord church,
on the 3rd week in June (the 16th)
at 6:30 p. m. All former Sta e
College students and their families
ire 'irged tc be present. Mr. Hubert
Boney of Teacheys, N. C. is the
voted for but the decision was so
close. They were all four above
The content of their speech can
be improved on but their delivery,
for high school kids, was almost
Kenansville debates Faison in
the Stete Contest April first.
Our Negative couple debates in
Faison and our Affirmative couple
will battle Faison here at home.
Let's all turn out and give them
a big hand.
This is supposed to be a story,
not an editorial, but Mrs. McGowen
has done a swell job with these
kids. Let's all turn out and help
Kenansville has a chance, in our
opinion, at the State Championship.
You debater; keep at it hard and
I brose Johnson, Jr. vice commander;
Jack Potter Wells, quartermaster; .
Buddy Hall, post advocate; Daniel'
J. Kilpatrick, chaplain; Dr. W..H,
Hoskins, surgeon; Jack D. Wells,
3-year trustee; Ritchie Watson, if u
year trustee; Charles PowelL .1-
year trustee; and M. L. Hurharn, '
j The post was instituted in Feb- .'
ruary of last lear with 20 member ..
which have soared to 85. A meeting r
' hut was secured next to the airport.
I , The post has a substatial amount '
of money in their treasury. ; - ,