VOLUME NUMBER SIXTEEN
Charlie Herring Son Of Duplin, Is
... A new $100,000 tobacco ware
house to be ready for operation on
the Kington market this season is
. under-construction on South Queen
Street extension by Charlie Her-
' ring, veteran - warehouse operator
- of Clarkton, in the Border Belt
Charlie is a native son of Duplin.
The building, with 82,750 square
feet of floor space, is being erected
on . a lot situated - near, . Planters
Warehouse which was constructed
and placed in operation in 1947.
In Kinston today, Mr. Herring
announced that the new warehouse
would be operated under the name
of "Big Star." - ! ,
Work on the structure began a
. few days ago and will be rushed to
The Big Star will be owned and
operated by Mr. Herring who will
1 be there during the entire season
and. may move there from White
ville to make his home in the near
i Kinston's newest warehouse p
- erator is 38 years old and was born
and raised on a farm below Seven
Springs, in Duplin County. He has
been in the tobacco business for
14 years, ten of them as an oper
ator on the Clarkton market. He
' also worked cn the Georgia and
Kentucky leaf markets for a num
ber of years. -
7: Mr. Herring is retaining his one-
fourth interest in two warehouses
at Clarkton, but will leave their
operation in other hands to devote
his entire time to the Big Star.
A Mason, Shriner, and Rotarian,'
Mr. Herring is married to the for
mer Miss Delia Britt of Wayne
County. They have four sons.
Grove Church Donates 150 Pounds Of
From the Grove Presbyterian
Church came a contribution of 150
pounds of clothing, shoes and other
supplies for - overseas relief last
week, according to the report re
ceived here from the Church World
Service Center, New Windsor, Md.
The Center, ; to which the gifts'
were sent for sorting and packing
for overseas shipment, has prev
iously received : several hundred
pounds of material from other Du
plin County communities part of
a state-wide overseas relief drive.
Since last May, when the first
church-sponsored state-wide drive
for overseas relief was held, North
Carolinians have. given over one
million pounds of clothing, shoes
and other vital supplies through
; Church World Service. The Center
at New Windsor is the receiving ,
' In The Goldsboro News-Argus
It Might Be
A Starter ,
This is one of the most import
ant truck growing sections of East
ern North Carolina. It is a big busi
ness for Goldsboro, Mt Olive Caly
pso, Faison, Warsaw, Turkey, Clin
ton, Rose Hill Wallace and other
Faison is the world's largest cu
cumber market Turkey was known
as the world's largest pepper mar
ket Clinton has been called the
world's biggest sweet corn market
Wallace In some years has topped
an markets for strawberries. , ;
The question often has been ask
ed why no important canning for
the commercial market was carried
to this section. ',-r 't'-y::
There havent been any satisfac
tory answers. ::::
" Walter C. Denmark says that
about a third of the produce bought
each season on the Goldsboro auc
tion truck market is bought for
commercial canning. It has to be
i'.!pped or trucked four to ' six
hundred miles from Goldsboro to
the canning plants. r . '
Denmark says that in Florida
portable canners follow the auction
truck markets. They buy their pro
duce and can it right there. When
one produce belt's season is over,
the portable outfit moves on to
another place where the crop is
at its peak. v ''.:".
Denmark will try to see if one
of the portable outfits can be in
terested in coming into this section.
That's a good idea.' Out of such
a small beginning as operations
f i a portable plnt minht come
-r , - -y v4:iirH wor? 1
Mr. Herring has already engaged
his associates for operating the new
warehouse. He will serve "as sales
manager himself and will have W.
E. Crute of Wilson as assistant
Other members of the staff will
include Parke Williams of Kinston
as bookkeeper; uiauae ramts ot
rrenton as ho"k man; George Os
borne Mallard of Trenton in charge
of the floor; Edd Dale of Kinston
as auctioneer; N. E. Warren ,- of
Roseboro as ticket marker; W. E.
Mallard of Trenton as office man;
John M. Booth of Pollocksville as
weighman; T. W. Stroud of Kin
'.on as weighman and Wa.tei BartVi
of Trenton as weighman.
depot for this area.
Gifts from North Carolina in the
past year have gone to stricken
areas all over the world. Letters of
thanks have been received from
Finland, Austria and India. In all
places, the relief supplies ore given
through the churches. Stress is
laid on the fact that aid is given
on the basis of need alone.
To strengthen the bonds of in
ternational friendship created by
Christian giving, all donors are
urged to put notes of greeting with
their names and address in their
contributions. And further help is
encouraged in the form of cash
gifts for packing, Insuring and ship
ping contributed supplies. Approx
imately .15 a pound is needed. This
may be sent to the Church World
Service Center, New Windsor, Md
Sgf. Long How
In Tampa, Fla.
Sgt. Robert S. Long, nephew of
Dr. G. V. Gooding of Kenansvllle.
is now serving as a member of the
famous, world mapping 55th Re
connaissance .Group, located at
MacLill Air Force Base, Tampa,
Fla. and one of the largest units
in the Strategic Air Command.
Sgt Long was in service before
Pearl Harbor and served overseas
during the war, in the'Pacific thea
ter. He is now working as a camera
technician in the Photo Section of
the 16th Photo Recon. Sqdn. i !: .
He intends to make a career of
the Air Forces and stated in an In
terview that he considers the op
portunities for advancement more
plentiful than in civilian life.
S. S. Week
Governor Cherry proclaimed the
coming week as National Sunday
School Week and called on North
Carolinians to support programs of
' "Secure foundations can be laid
for the future only as men com
mit their .plans to the eternal prin
ciples of religious faith and them
selves to a Loving and Intelligent
God," the proclamation said. "Our
rising generations need new inspi
ration to seek counsel through re
ligious instruction and to combat
the inroads of secularism . . .
Let us. set ourselves in
family groups in Sunday Schools
and in churches to the learning
and the teacfci"T cf rf"i5mis faith,
- . j fv,. ,. ; , t'-nt bet
...Sunday P. M.
I went to Seven Springs this
week end. First by plane and sec
ond by car. - .
Saturday Rev. MorrUon and . I
Drove over to the Clinton Airport
and he piloted us to the Springs.
We circled it several times then
took up the river to the Cliffs of
the Neuse Park. I readily recogni
zed it from the air. We turned back
to town and looked down on the
spot where I want the VA Hospital
From the air the - whole, area
looked as though a plane could
easily settle down in the treetops
along the riverside.
The old Presbyterian church,
built by Wm. Whitfield and now
turned over to the Methodists, stood
on "the hill" with a cautious watch
over the community. It's a stately
old structure that has lived with
the community. When the Method
ists took it over they remodeled
and refurnished the interior.
I dare say you won't find a
church in a town that size in North
Carolina that will enmnare with
the present Methodist church, and I
xormer rresDyierian cnurcn if
Today I drove 'over. The dog
woods were all in bloom. The trees
were green, the rows ot crepe my
rtle on the way to "the Springs"
looked as tho' they were about to
burst into bloom. The river was
heavy but. not overflowing. The
profuse shrubbery in the spring
yard wa's giving its thanks to the
Springtime and even Morgan
Maxwell was in the spring-house
filling jugs. Cars were parked on
the outside, sorta like old times on
summer Sunday afternoons. ,
I think Kenansvllle is a beuity
spot and would put it number one
were it hot for the fact that Sever
Springs is my birthplace and where
I romped as a boy., '1 .
Incidentally, speaking of beauty
spots, Wilmington and Charleston
can claim all the pretty drives
they cra-e to but there's not a pret
tier drive right now than. Goshen
anf4 Northeast on Highway 11. just
this side of Grady School.
Let's drive around and see our
section. Now is the time. I passed
up a free trip to AsheiUe today
just to drive to Seven Springs, ijt
course I expected what to see. '
My religion should be improving,
if I have any. Yesterday, all at one
time I had the widow of a Presby-.
terian preacher, Mrs. J. J. Brown,
Sr., of Rock HiU, S., G, her son,
Rev. J. J. Brown, Jr. of Salisbury,
Md., and Rev. J. G. Morrison all
in my house at one time. Now when
you get that much presbyterianism
together, you've got something,
maybe "the new look."
Atlanta, Ga. Bishop Angle W.
Smith of Oklahoma City opened
the 1948 series of The Methodist
Hour haoio Program on Sunday
morning, April 4 at 8:30 A.M. He
chose for his subject "The Power
of God for Salvation."
' The Methodist Hour program
will continue during April; May
and June., as this time has been
allotted to the Joint Radio Com
mittee of the Southeastern and
South Central Jurisdictional Coun
cils by the Southern Religious Ra
This is the third year of this
network program and the increased
number of stations carrying the
program is an Indication of the
need that has ; been-: existing for
this type of co-operation activity.
In 1948 The Methodist Hour will
be carried on an independent net
work of 65 stations in 17 states
and ' tin District of Columbia,
These, programs have a possible
listenership of more than 60 per
cent of the members of the Method'
1st Church, and an estimated audi'
ence of 3,000,000 are listening to
the Baptist Hour.
A school for Cub Scut leaders
was held Tuesday in Kenansvllle
at the community building. Messrs
Wm. Craven and Robert Wolfe of
Goldsboio were Instructors. This
was a , district meeting, and was
well attended by leaders cf t!.'s
Open ed Apr
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Vice President of the Wells-Oates
Lumber Company of Kenansvllle
and the South. Mr. "Plugger" is a
hard plugger and keeps the con
cern making money.' Off the job
he is a jovial fellow as the above
picture will indicate.
Calf Show Held
The Duplin County Annual Baby
Beef Calf Show was held in Ke
nansvllle, N. C. on Tuesday, April
6,-from 1:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Ten.fine beef calves were shown
by the following- 4-H- Clu!) mem
bers: . Sutton Fountain, Pauline
Fountain, and Sherwood Fountain,
of Chinquapin; Foy Ivey, and Her
vey Kornegay, of Mt. Olive; Ray,
Victor, and Marie Taylor, of Faison.
A demonstration was given on
fitting a calf for a fat stock show.
The calves were then judged by
Mr. Ellis V, Vestal of Kenarisville.
The Grand Champion was a here
ford steer shown by Victor Taylor
of Faipn; tne . Ractftve ChaBipionA.
was also a heref ord steer shown By
Sutton Fountain of Chinquapin.
Prizes given were $10 for Grand
Champion; $5 for Reserve Cham
pion; and $2 for all other entries.
Ray Taylor of Faison r ceived
$5 for first prize- in Showmanship.
The prizes were donated by Ke
After the Kenansville Show, the
calves were taken to Kinston and
entere l in the Coastal Plain Fat
Stock Show and Sale on April 7
-By V. H. Reynolds,
Be Open Here Again
April 27-May 1 1
Kenansvllle Inspection Lane for
autos will reopen April 27 and con
tinue through May 11th. Location
of the lane is the intersection of
Tin City and Warsaw highways.
There's no compulsion .hat you
have your car checked now, but
it's a good idea. They are nice fel
lows and will advise you as to de
fects that need be corrected. It's
for your interest as well as the
public's interest to put your car in
perfect mechanical condition.
George H. Best, a Duplinite, is
supervisor of the lane.
A revival will begin in the War
saw Baptist cnurcn on Monaay
evening, April 19 at 3:00 o'clock.
The Rev. J. A. Nellson, pastor oi
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Green
ville, N. C, will conduct the ser
vices. Rev. Neilson is a former
pastor of the Thomcsville Baptist
Church. Services will be held each
evening at 8 o'clock and an an
nouncement" of the morning ser
vices will be made at a later date
Rev. Neilson was born in Paler-
liva, Sicily, of Scottish missionary
parents. He was educated in Eng
land, Wales, and Canada before
coming to the United States. At
tended the University of Louisville;
and graduated from the Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary in
Louisville, Ky. c;
' A "Regional ConventlonC for the
Third Region) Will be held in the
Clinton Baptist Church on April
16-17. A most instructive and in
formative program has been pre-
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FRIDAY, APRIL 9th, 1948
Smith Township Man Held Cn
Incest Charge; Jailed WitSioiit i Bond
s . fat v sy
f - - :
l;t . . J. E. JERRlTT
ATribufe TO Our Chapter Chairman
Of The American Red Cross
An unusual record is that which
is held by Mr. J. E. Jerritt, Duplin
County's Chairman of the American
He has been chairman since 1932
ana during that time has made
many trips for the Red Cross. He
has written hundreds of letters and
given hours and hours of his time
in season and out of season, on Sun
days and at night. He has been our
A-l Volunteer worker in Peace
Time as well as War-Time.
Never has Mr. J?rritt received
a penny of compensation and he
has donated his mileage and post
age to the cause. He has been one
of the largest contributors, finan
cially in the various campaigns and
Kenansville children enjoyed
themselves last Friday night - and
outdid themselves in acting when
members of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and
4th grade classes put on a "Tom
Star News; News & Observer Featuring
Kenansville; Stories And Pictures
Kenansville seems to be getting I
on the map, at least from the pub- I
Last Sunday's Wilmington Star
News gave a fine write-up by H.
A. StaRings, the Associate Editor,
carrying pictures of , our three
churches.' The story and pictures
as appeared in the Star News will
be found in this issue of the Times.
..Today Miss Gertrude Carroway
of New Bern, noted columnist oi
this section of the State and R. W.
Stephens, leading photographer for
the News and Observer are in town
writing us up again and. making
a number of pictures to be run in
the News and Observer.
It appears that the "Sleepy Hol
low" of Duplin is waking up. Let's
h': a so.
fund raising drives for the Ameri
can National Red Cross, during
these 16 years as chairman of the
Duplin County Chapter ARC.
The Red Cross ha been carried
on by Volunteer Workers in our
County until 1943, when the War
Work became so heavy that it vta,
imperative to have a Fill-Time
paid Worker. That still leaves 99
by Volunteer Workers under the
guidance and supervision of the
Executive Secretary in the Cour.ty
Seat, where work can be channeled
in every section of the county.
Mr. Jerritt is known throughout
the county for his generous heart
and wonderful spirit. Evidently his
rr-otto has been and is "Others".
Thumb Wedding". The above is
a scene of the group.
(Picture by Kraft Studios, and
cut by Brock.)
CAN BE CURED
Good management practices will
reduce cocidiosis in young chick
ens, one of the major problems in
the poultry industry. The disease.
found in all sections often result
In high mortality among birds in an
infected group. While no program
can be developed which would guar
antes' a poultryman that coccidio
sis would not occur, there are cer
tain conditions of management
which will aid in keeping down the
disease. Such measures primarily
concern good sanitation. , ,
Other factors in preventing the
disease are good diet, ample floor
space, and any other practice which
tend to build v;' '"y in 1 ' '-.
Willie White, age 42, of Smith '
Township, was given a hearing
yesterday before Magistrate C. B.,,
Sitterson on charge of incest He
was ordered held in jail without).,
.privilege of bond for the July term
of court. He allegedly raped his .'
ten year old daughter. A doctor's r,
examination revealed that she was ;
raped. ' .-:.. ? . . - :..
According to Policeman Coombs
of Pink Hill, another daughter, age ,
14, ran to a neighbor giving the
alarm. The neighbor asked if her ,
father ever had any relations with:
her, she answered, "Yes, a number ;.
of times." .
The incident occurred Tuesday
afternoon. Deputy Smith and Wag-
staff assisted by Coombs made the
arrest Wednesday. White denied all ;
The Kenansville jail now holds
three on charges of capital crime
and one that may be a capital
Motor Park Theatre
C. B. llayworth's . Motor Park ,
Theatre in Pink Hill is the "new
look" in motion picture entertain-
ment in this section. .
Old show trouper "Sea Bee" is -always
looking for something jew
Just drive in, keep your seat and
see the picture. Plenty of seats .
also for walk-in customers. The
Motor Park Theatre features "Fam-!
ily Entertainment with Painless
Mr. Clement Whitfield of
the Sununerlln's Crossroads)
section of Duplin County was
rather dumfounded one morn
ing last week when he went
out to get his jeep and much
to his surprise found the Iron
weights on the front gone.
Knowing that this was no
-child's prank, because of the
weight of the iron pieces, Mr.
Whitfield decided to do a little
investigating. He went to the
Mount Olive Junk yard and
found his weights had been
bought in that morning by the
junk man. He was able to buy
them back however for $2.75
and figured that was much
cheaper than buying new ones.
LOOK FOLKS! There's to
a Round and Square Dance
on Saturday. April 17, from
8:00 to 12:00 in the evening
at the Beulaviile Gymnasium,
sponsored by the Duplin Conn
ty Chapter of the American
Music will be furnished by
the Smith Brothers and rec
ords. Don't forget the time,
date and place. Come out and
have a good time.
Hap" Barden Says
No To Foreign Aid
Washington All but two North
Carolina Congressmen voted in fa
vor of the 6.2 billion dollar foreign :
aid bill in the House.
Veteran legislator R. L. Dough
ton and Rep. Graham A. Barden
were the only ones who did not
vote for passage of the measure.
Both of these agreed that the meas
ure was nearly likely to lead the -nation
to war as to peace, -
Rep. Barden said he had never
seen such a lack of enthusiasm for '
the bill or such an aggressive min
ority opposing the bill. He said
quite frankly that he was afraid i
administrators of such a program
could easily foul it up and turn its
purpose from peace to war. Barden
went on to say, "If hostility should :
come, I had rather meet Uncle '
Joe with five billion dollars worth
of airplanes rather than a handful
of receipts for a five billion dollar
recovery program. I. Wr V
Joe won 11 understand 1 .' .' '