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Warsaw Practically Assured Of
oat Processing Plant Near Future
K, By O. O. PHILLIPS .
Mr. B. T. Lundy of Berwisc, Pa.,
a New England meat-packing exe
cutive, told members of Warsaw's
Rotary Club at their regular sched
uled meeting recently in Mitchner s
Restaurant, that he was strongly
Impressed with the advantages of
fered by Warsaw for establishing
a $300,000 meat packing plant. La
tter in the evening he further stated
to Aubrey L. Cavenaugh, President
of Warsaw Merchants Association.
that if he had to make a statement
then he would say the plant would
be built in Warsaw, but he would
rather take a few days to think the
situation over before making a defi
nite statement - :
Mr. Lundy was accompanied to
Warsaw by his own engineer, Mr.
0 Jordan, and Mr. H. P. Cotton, In
dustrial Engineer with the SUte
Department of Conservation and
' Development, Raleigh. While in
Warsaw the two industrial engin
: eera made a thorough check of the
resources and advantages offered
for establishing a huge meat pack
ing plant in Warsaw, and they sta
rted that they were strongly impres
sed with the undeveloped resources
well as the location of Warsaw
to the livestock producing areas of
Eastern North Carolina.
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In his talk to the Rotary Club
v Mr. Lundy stated if the plant was
built In Warsaw he would buy
around $9,000,000.00 of livestock
each year, hogs and cows and pay
the Richmond market price daily
to farmers, providing them with a
nearby market for all their live
stock at top market prices the year
around. j r v
' It was through the tireless ef
forts, of Aubrey L. Cavenaugh,
Mayor ' A. J. Jenkins, and R. E
' WaUj. which- brought .'Mr. -.Lundy
to Warsaw to survey the "advan
tages offered for establishing a
:. meat packing plant in this part of
the State. ' '
Mr. Lundy owned and operated
similar meat packing plant in his
native hometown of Berwick, Pa.,
for Over 25 years, Selling out about'
. year ago with plans to retire, but
k since disposing of his plant he has
decided to get ba.ck into business
urith plant near the livestock
producing areas. While in North
vuuuua no ana jur. joraan yjsasa
Rocky Mount and Clinton.
Before leaving Warsaw, Mr.
Lundy promised Mr. Cavenaugh
that he would make a definite do-
ciaion within four or five days on
whether the plant would come to
; L. F. WEEKS
DAISY FIELD DAY:
- There will be a Dairy Field Day
at the; Coastal Plain Experiment
Station at. Willard, N. a on-Wednesday,
April 21, beginning at 10
A.M, In addition to the breeding
work being carried on at the station
dairymen will have an opportunity
to observe the pasture nd forage
BLUE MOLD:, , . ,
V Blue Mold has been reported in
nearly every community in Duplin
County. Well over .half of the far
mers are using Fermate attempt
ing to ward off this disease.
- t A blue mold control demon&tra
' don was held on the farm of Wal
ter Rhodes, April 2, with 34 grow
ers attending. A power sprayer de
veloping 250 pounds pressure was
used to Impress the group of the
Importance .f . using sprayers that
would develop ample pressure thai
would apply the spray In the form
of a very fine fog. Other types of
sprayers and dusters were taken
"f to the demonstration to show the
T different methods of applying Fer
I mate to plant beds. Mr. Rhodes is
planning to apply at least two- ap
plications of spray weekly to his
400 yards of plant bed with the
power sprayer developing 250 lbs.
' pressure. Growers are watching
to see if the power sprayer will do
a better Job of controlling blue
mold than the small weak sprayers
that some are using. - r
' J. C. Jei kins picked two crates
ef r?cfemort Strawberries Monday
r j at r's f i 2 r. ""s r-th
Duplin Disff ricf Scoufers Roundlable
Held In Rose Hill Last Week
The Duplin Scouters Roundtable
was held in Vie Community Build
ing in Rose Hill last week. Troop
representatives from Faison, War
saw, Knuansville, Outlaws Bridge,
B. F. Grady, Wallace and Rose Hill
were present. Arrangements for a
barbecue supper were under the di
rection! of Bob Herring, assisted
by the Troop Committee members
of Troop No. 45.
C. H. Millard, Scoutmaster of
Troop 48, Faison, conducted a dis
cussion on teaching Signaling and
the best methods-of teaching this
activity. Several different types of
signaling demonstrations were
Earl Faires, assisted by John
Diefell and Clifton Knowles of Wal
lace, presented a demonstration of
teaching First Aid treatment in
case of accidents. The group was
instructed in proper methods of
giving artificial respiration and
other phases of First Aid work.
Henry ZibUn of Wallace led the
group in a Scout game.
Bob Herring, Chairman of Lea
dership Training for Duplin Coun
ty, announced that the next Round
table Meeting would be held in
Faison on Tuesday, May 4th at 7
P.M. The first part of this meet-
lng will be an out-door chicken
stew supper, followed by the group
meeting at the Faison Community
Building, with the program devo
ted to "Troop Meeting Planning and
, The following were present: Da
vis Brinson, W. M. Ingram, J. E. .
Jerritt, Kenansville; Clifton Know-
les, Earl Faires, John Deifell, Hen
ry Zlblin, David, Powell, Wallace;
Rev. L. C. Prater, Outlaws Bridge;
Bob Herring, Erchey Lanier, H. E.
Latham, Carl Williams, H. M. Price
will:' J. C. Thnmiwnn. Tb Brown
C. T. FusseU, Rhodes Young, Rose
Rev G. V. Stephens, John Fonville,
, Warsaw; and C. H. Millard, Faison.
Tommy FusseU, Joe Hart Scott,
Hany o. Scott, Charles Tewhev,
Scouts from Troop 45, Rose Hill,
served supper and helped with the
opening ceremony. R. L. Wolff,
Scout Executive, assisted Mr. Her
ring. Duplin's Red Cross
Is Still Lagging
- The progress of the American
Red Cross Fund Campaign for 1948
in Duplin County on April 14
shows that Kenansville and Potter's
Hill are the only two districts, out
of thirteen, that have surpassed
their Quotas but reports are still
coming in and Ralph J. Jones, Cam
paign Manager of the Duplin
Cub Leaders' Training Session
Is Held In Kenansville
An all day Training Session was
held in the Community Building,
Kenansville, on Tuesday, April 6,
for Cub Scout Leaders throughout
Duplin County. - Representatives
were in attendance from the four
Packs that are organized at the
present time: Outlaws Bridge, Beu
laville, Wallace and Kenansville.
The Training Session was under
the direction of R. L. Wolff, Scout
Executi"e and.W. M. Craven, Field
Scout Executive of the Tuscarora
The following subjects were dis
cussed in detail: General Princip
les of the Cub Scouting Program;
Responsibilities of all Cub Scout
Leaders; Program Planning ; and
Operation of the Den and Pack;
and Cub Scout Advancement, Han
dicraft, Special Projects, Etc. The
representatives requested v that
special programs be developed for
parents with view of training them
with their relationship to the Cub
Scouting Program, and be conduct
ed in the communities where there
are Cub Scout Packs at the pres
ent time. ; ';- ;: .. :.rv-
Announcement was made that
the Cub Scout Pack plans to have
an out-door picnic supper meeting
in the latter part of May:' Cub
Scouts from throt'uort Duplin
LEWIS W. OUTLAW "
Prominent farmer of Duplin
County, director of REA and fight
er of the farmer's battles filed
Wednesday to run for the Houfo
of Representatives, He served Du
plin in that body for the first time
last session and feels he is in a
position to serve the County better
now. As far as is known he will
. have no opposition.
Praised At ECTC
The following was taken from a
letter given to Miss Evelyn Kor
negay at ECTC, from Dean Jenkins
of that institution:
"in looking over our students'
records, we find that your name
ocdurs among those doing out
standing work during this winter
quarter. The faculty and staff wish
to commend you for this, and wish
to express the hope that you will
continue such work during your
Miss Kornegay is a graduate of
B. F. Grady School, Class of '47.
County Chapter, hopes that others
will continue, to plug along until
they meet their respective quotas.
If you have nut already made your
donation, maybe you have missed,
the canvassers, so send in your con
tribution to your district chairman
the aim to have several other Cub
Scout Packs organized.
, Any Organization or group of
people desiring to have . a Cub
Scout Pack organized in their com
munity can contact either Clifton
Knowles, Wallace, chairman of the
organization and extension work in
Duplin County, or the Council
Headquarters, Community Bldg. in
Goldsboro, N. C.
"The following Cub Leaders were
present: Mrs. R. D. Simmons, Mrs.
L. C. Prater, Outlaws Bridge; Mr.
and Mrs. D. S. Williamson, Mrs. E.
V.- Vestal, Kenansville; Mrs. F. W.
Jones, Mrs. D. M. Thigpen, Beu
lavlUe; Mrs, Deane Hundley, :tlrs.
J. M. Teachey, Mrs. O. C. Blanch
ard, Wallace; and the Rev. John
M. Cline. Kenansville.
To Be Paved
' Eugene Tyndall, highway fore
man in Duplin County, announced
Jiis week that' grading has begun
on the Sarecta road from N. C. 11
to Sarecta r""tfrt etweb p- rnr j
For the past 15 years I haveC
been talking, preaching and writing
that Duplin County should devel
op 'some Industrial plants to pro
cess our agricultural products. '
We are not naturally located for
cotton mills, etc. A furniture fac
tory or a pulp mill would fit in
Warsaw has awakened and gone
after the practical industry, a meat
processing or packing plant. At one
time Duplin and Pitt counties tied
in leadership in the State for pro
duction of .hogs. Growing of cattle
is on the increase and White's Ice
Cream Co. in Wilmington . should
work out a route over the county.
It might hot pay off at first but
Duplin farmers find they have a
ready market for, their products,
meat, hog, milk or cows, they will
respond wholeheartedly - We have
a fine group of farmers who want
to make money but to date tobacco
has been their only guarantee.
We salute you, Warsaw, you are
moving along the practical lin:.i.
: Hettie Blanton was in town a few
days ago. Someone asked him if
Charlie-Johnson's opponents would
get any votes in Duplin. Hettie re
plied "There's still- a few infidels
left in the county." You can aiw.nys
depend on Hettie for a come-back.
Saturday is the last day to file
for office so The Times will carry
a complete list of candidates next
By JOIUC SYKES
There have been times since I
became a citizen of Duplin for the
express purpose of beating the
drum, thumping the tub, or just
plain press-agentlng the bustling
town of Wallace, the world's larg
est strawberry auction market and
the world's largest one-sale, bright
leaf tobacco market, that I would
have happily committed mayhem
upon the person of the Editor of
the Duplin Times.
That's a heck of an admission, or
confession, for a public relations
man who must depend upon the
generosity of editors in general for
But I hope you'll find, now that
we're starting this weekly screed in
Bob Grady's newspaper, I'm in
clined to be frank to the point of
All in good fun, though.
During last tobacco season when
Wallace was piling up the largest
sale record of any one-set- of-buy-ers
market in the whole worla,
there were a few moments out of
each 24 hours when I long id to
live in some remote sphere where
there were no telephones.
You see, in my kind of work -
writing this, writing that - you
spend a greater portion of your
day, and night, on the long dis
tance telephone. Last fall, along
about midnight when I thought I'd
scream if an operator buzzed an
other time in my ear, I renewed
an acquaintance with Editor Gridy
tnat started, casually enough, some
10 years ago.
Only the guy never did come
right out into the open to renew
that acquaintanceship. No Nothing
like that. I'd never even hear from
the guy until after I'd crawled
wearily into bed sometime shortly
before dawn. Then there'd come
a banging at my door and a sleepy
voice would say: "Kenansville's
Business of wishing Alexander
Graham Bell hadn't ever fiddled
around with traveling the human
voice by electric impulses.
Of course, Kenansville would be
Bob Grady. He wanted to know
something about the tobacco mar
ket Naturally, I wa happy to tell
him about that. That's what thev
pay me to do.
But didn't this Bob Grady know
anything about the human system
that requires at least a couple of
hours of sleep each night?
I'm convinced he didn't then.
And he doesn't now.
; A night , or so ago was in my
office trying to catch up on some
work; my. procrastinating nature
had. caused me to neglect
The phone rang. It was Editor
"When." he said. In a voice that
was a mite testy, "are you going to
end some "stuff to my papert".
Oh, well, Just skip the rest of
the conversation. .7 "
When you real t' is, if, indeed,
i ( i, y'i'U t t ' t my answer
FRIDAY, APRIL 16th. 1948
Judge Burney Passes Death Sentence
On James West Here
John J. Diefell Presides Over Duplin
District Court Of Honor
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TTnn- jl Tf-m1T'T-rnn .mi,.,,,,
Albro James of Cypress Creek
Township has thrown his hat in
to the ring for County Commiss
ioner, representing Cypress Creek
and Limestone Townships. Mr.
James was born and raised below
Chinquapin and has always been
a farmer. At present he has 2200
turkeys on his farm. He also is
an extensive tobacco grower. Mr
James is a member of an old,
staunch and respected family of
lower Cypress Creek.
TAKEN FROM THE NEWS
AND VIEWS OF
JACKSONVILLE, N. C.
"Rusty" a Collie owned by
Judee Harvey Boney of Jack
sonville, is probably the first
Collie to win first prize in a
dog contest from here.
The animal took honors in
his class during; the Aog con
test on Tuesday, April 6th in
Durham, and again during the
American Kennel Club dog
contest in Greensboro on April
Owned by Judge Boney, the
dog is eight months old and
has never been entered in a
contest before. He now has
two blue ribbons and Judge
Boney is being urged to enter
him in other shows.
From week to week I hope to
sit down and chat with you about
anything that happens to pop into
my mind about the time I figure
Editor Grady is getting ready to
scream his deadline is near and he
doesn't have anything like enough
stuff to fill his columns.
I wouldn't let Editor Grady know
this if my life depended upon ii.
But, personally, I'm gratified that
Editor Grady asked me to write
for his paper.
I think I'd like all you folks who
read this newspaper. And I don't
Know of any bMter way to become
acquainted with you than to sit
down n cl.at with you each week.
And, besides, maybe ii I get this
piece to him each week I won't
have to grope around all n:pl-t try
ing to find the light so I can see
how to talk over the telephone with
this Grady fellow.
Don't let me forget to tell you
next v. eek of the inside stuff on the
Strawberry Jamboree we're goin
to have over here in Wallace April
29, 30 and May 1.
And, while I'm about it: Why
don't you make it a point to be
here in Wallace on those days?
Me? I'll be the fellow with the
toothbrush moustache and the lack
of curly blonde hair sitting on the
third strawberry crate from the
Don't expect to produce a good
crop without good seed.
Harvest time reveals the true
story of quality seed.
North Carolina's strawberry crop
came through the winter in afirly
good condition. ; ' -
In 1870, there were four persons
for every cow in the U. S. Now we
have nearly 6 persons per cow,
but our people are getting about
as much milk as they ever did.
The Duplin District Court of
Honor was held in the Court House
in Kenansville on Friday, April 2.
John J. Diefell, Duplin District
Advancement Chairman, presided,
assisted by Dr. G. V. Gooding of
Kenansville, and J. C. Thompson
The Program consisted of Ring
ing by Hie entire croup and sek ?t
ed sonss by each t-cop. a bubble
gum blowing contest and a movie
on Rural Scoutin?.
It was announced bv R. L. Wolff,
the Scout Executive, that this film
is available for any group to use
in connection with parent's ni(ht
.special procram for sponsoring in
stitution members, or in connect
ion with communities that are in
terested in organizing Cub Packs,
Scout Troops, or Senior Units.
Announcement was made that
the annual Duplin District Boy
Scout Shad Fry would be held at
Hallsville on Friday, May 7. A de
tailed announcement will be made
later concerning the Program o'
The highligt of the Court House
came when David Powell, Scout
master of Troop 35, Wallace, pre,
sented James Faires, a member of
his Troop to be recommended tor
the rank of Eagle. His application
was approved by the Court of Hon
or and will be forwarded to the
National Court of Honor for final
approval. Other awards and recog
nitions made were:
Tenderfoot - Timmfe Outlaw, J. D.
Langston, Troop 50; Joe Wallace
Billy Currie Jo- Bryant, William
Johnson, Troop 35.
2nd Class - Gene Thompson, Troop
20; Ray Wells, Thurman Fields,
1st Class - Robert Rhodes, Troop
Merit Badges - Bradley Katz, home
Repairs, Troop 20; Henry McLean,
Hog & Pork Production; Archie
Faires, Athletics; Harvey McLean,
Hog & Pork Production; James
Faires, Camping, all of Troop 35,
Conrad Sloan, Farm Home and its
Planning, Troop 44; Reuben Mer
cer, Hog & Pork Production, Corn
farming; Elwood Kennedy, Wood
Carving; Dewitt Miller, Painting;
A. R. Mercer, Hog & Pork Produc
tion; Cecil Hunter, Wood Carving;
Bobby Miller, Hog & Pork Produ
tion Farm Home and its Planning;
Lindell Thigpen, Wood Carvmg,
Painting, Home Repairs, Wood
Work; Bernell Miller, Farm Home
and its Planning; Murphy Thigoen
Attention Farmers Living Along
The Northeast River . . .
We believe you will be interested I
in the following communication
the Times received from Col. Geo.
Gillette of Wilmington, director of
the North Carolina State Ports
Authority. A copy has been for
warded to Congressman Graham
Barden. The letter speaks for it
self: Wilmington, N. C.
April 12, 1948
Mr. J. R. Grady,
THE DUPLIN TIMES
Kenansville, North Carolina.
Dear Mr. Grady:
Following our conversation of
two nights ago, and your letter of
April 9, on the subject of doing
something about the flood condition
on the Northeast-Cape Fear, J have
talked with the Engineer Office
this morning and find that the re
port they are making as the result
of the hearing held when I was Dis
trict Engineer down here about Vi
or 2 years ago will be completed
and will go forward the last of this
The report will go from here to
Atlanta and from there to the Chief
of Engineers in Washington, D. C.
It should reach Washington within
about a month. You will be noti
iied of the action of the District
Engineer; and at that time, we will
decide what further steps are to
be taken. If they have some solution
for the thing, we will work on it
I believe- that something can be
accomplished. It may take a Uttle
time to do it, but these things come
rather slowly, as you understand.
I realize the serious condition on
the upper Northeast River. I lma-
gine from what I have seen that
the waters have slowed up eoasld-
JAMES PETE WEST
"May the Almighty God have
mercy on your soul" were the clo
sing words of Judge John J. Bur
ney of Wilmington in the court
room here Wednesday afternoon as
he pronounced the sentence of
death on James (Pete) West, color
ed.. West stood calmly before the
bench as Judge Burney sentenced
him to die in the gas chamber May
14, one month from the day of his
conviction. The jury was out a lit
tle more than three hours before
they brought in a verdict of mwder
in the first degree.
West, a young man of 20, went
on the stand and admitted he kill
ed Walter J. Johnson, a white man.
of Rockf ish Township, 62 year old
merchant He gave os reason that
he was drinking beer and that Mr
Johnson attacked him with an axe
and he took the axe away from him
and crushed his skull.
Following the killing, however,
he robbed Mr. Johnson.
Evidence showed that on the
preceding day he had an argument
with Mr. Johnson over a cheek.
Johnson's son came in during the
argument and told his father to
forget the check, it was for only
The next day West went to the
store and an argument ensued He
grabbed an axe and split Johnson's
Sheriff Ralph J. Jones went to
New York where he found Wps
selling ice and brought him back.
The court appointed E. Walker
Stevens to defend him and Mr
Stevens gave his best.
T. J. Gresham, Jr. of Jackson
ville aided Solicitor Barker in the
"The wages of sin are death."
erably by fallen trees and debris
in the river. At least they can be
removed, and I believe it will be in
the course of time, and maybe this
summer, during the low. water per
iod. There is little that can be done
right now to give immediate relief,
but certainly we can do something,
I think, before another year rolls
The next time I am up your way,
I am going to drop by and see you.
In the meantime, if you're down
here, be sure to look me up.
With kind personal regards,
G. W. Gillette,
Second Place In
Helen Simpson of Craven county
won the Soil Conservation Oratori
cal Contest's district eliminations
from 8 other counties and will com
pete for the State title at State
College April 16.
The contest was arranged under
the auspices of the N. C Bankers
Association, toe N. C Extension
service ana toe Soil Extension ii
Service. - .-. ..: tj
Miss Simpson earned a $25 dis- f I
trict first prize, while Miss Car lyn "
Pope of Duplin County finished t
second and received $15. Ruf us
Warren of Sampson County toefc
imra prize of 910.
All the contestants were lnnrh.
eon guests of the Kinston Kt-y
Club at noon. -
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