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VOLUME NUMBER SIXTEEN
By JOHN SIKES
Wallace, April 22. From the im
posing list of Agricultural experts
each of whose hands are busily
working in the shaping of the pro
gram, the First Annual Strawberry
Jamboree set for .Wallace should
be as interesting to the farmers,
their wives and children as a Tur
The program is jammed witu ag
ricultural events and items per
- taining to the farm.
The official opening of the Jam
boree is set for 10 A. M. on April
The Jamboree will get underway
with a radio broadcast over Station
WRBZ by remote control from the
corner of Main and Railroad Sts.
in the business district of Wallace.
On this broadcast Melvin Cord
ing, Wallace dairyman who's cV.air-
man of the Jamboree's Agricultu
ral Committee, will introduce o
flock of agricultural officials from
State College, the counties of Swip
son, Onslow, Pender, New Han
over, and Duplin, Dr. Charles Dear
ing and others of the State Test
Farm at Willard, and other visiting
With a musical interlude by
Donald S croud and His Dixie Pals
coming to lighten the Introductions.
Tiir. Fields, Vocational Agriculture
9 teacher at Wallace High, will then
introduce the Home Demonstration
officials .w! others who're taking
care of the lighter side of the Jam
This broadcast lasts until 10:25
and then the Jamboree will nove
to Jamboree headquarters in Hus
sey's No. 1 Warehouse on Highwav
There from )0:45 to 11:00 Frank
Jeter, Director of Public Relations
for State College Extension Ser-
vice and widely known agriculture
radio commentator, . will sneak
' over a WRBZ hook-up.
' r- During his radio time Mr. Jeter
' will introduce Vernon Vines, As
sociate Editor of "The Farm Jour
nal", Philadelphia, who. will also
; say a few words over the air to
From 11:00 to 12:00 there will
, be music by Donald Stroud anl
His Dixie Pals and other guests of
the Jamboree will be introduced
to the folks.
On a WRRZ radio broadcast irorr
1:30 to 2:15 Melvin Cording will
explain the details of the agricul
tural features of the Jamboree and
Tim Fields will tell about th en
Immediately f olowing these ex
planatory talks an afternoon of
contests will get underway.
There contests include a Husband-Calling
Contett, under the
direction of Mrs. Frances Register,
Pender County Home Demonstra
tion Agent; Men's Button-Sewing
Contest, under the direction of Miss
Hilda Clontz, Duplin County Home
' Demonstration Agent; Tug-of-War,
, directed by Neil Bolton, Tide Wat
er Power Agriculture Agent; La
- dies' Nail-Driving Contest, direct
ed by Ellis Vestal; Girls Hen
Catching Contest, directed by VV.
G. Andrews; Horse-Shoe Tqurna--'
meat, directed by V. H. Reynolds,
. Duplin Assistant County Agent,
and H. E. Beam, Vocational Agri
, Culture Teacher at Franklin High
School; and a Greasy-Pig Catchlnf
. Contest, directed by Ellis Vestal.
Other contests will probably be
jammed Into the proceedings by
Tim Fields and his Committee.
From 8:00 to 9:30 P. M-. still on
Thursday and at the Jamboree
Headquarters, the Strawberry
Fashion Parade and Strawberry
VCalent Sh6w will be held on the
, Jamboree stage. The Parade and
Talent Show are under the direct-
- ion of Miss Mary Lee Burns, Pen-1
. der Assistant Home Demonstration
Agent; Miss Alta Lawson, Qupiin
- Assistant -Home Demona'.rationJ
Agent; and Miss Eleanor Chestnutt,
' nome Economics Teacher at Wal
' Participants In the Fashio.i Pa
rade will be 4-H Club Girb and
Vome Economics students of Du
f .'In, Pender, Onslow, and Sampson
- bounties who will model clothes
. 1 outfits they have made them
es. -" ' ' '.Vi ;
Tl: a Strawberry Talent Show will
're numbers by: pupils from
's schools, as well as the
"'x In V-t (" t? ?
Strawberry Square Dance and Ren
creation Program will be staged
under the direction of Jesse Janes
anc1 Miss Eleanor Barber, State
Assistant Directors o- 4-II Club
work. This progrrm is exacted to
last until 11 P. M. Dt-sM Stroud
and His Dixie Pals will play for
the Fashion Parade, Talent Show,
Square Dance and Recreation Pro
gram! Then t.' e Janibrree noes into the
second dpy, Friday, April 30
From 9:00 to 1:00 Friday, the
District F. F. AaLivestock Judging
Contest will be held at Strawberry
Jamboree Headquarters. N. 11
Chestnutt, District Supervisor .
Vocation?! AKiicultire will be in
charge of this contest.
From 10:00 to 10:25 the same
mrrning there will be. a special
radio broadcast over WRRZ vi h
griculture Chairman Melvin Cor
ding introducing Mr. Chestnutt
and Dr. Dean Colvard, head of the
Animal Industry Department of N.
C. State College.
From 10:30 to 1:00 the DUrict
F. F. A. Speaking Contest will be
held n the Wallace High School
Auditorijm. T-.is will be under the
direction of R. J. Peeler Assist
ant Director of Vocational Agricul
ture. From 1:45 to 2:15 P. M. at Straw
berry Jamboree headquarters there
will be a Special Auction Sale of
Prize Strawberries with represen
tatives of leading North Carolina
restaurants, headed by W..H. GriKj
fin, Presidentof the North Carolina
Restaurant Association, bidding on
the berries and with W. L. 'Bill)
Hussey doing the auctioneering.
At 2:90 P. M. until completion
the first annual Tournament of
Strawberries will be held at the
American Lefrion Field under the
direction ol Coach Thell Overman
of Wallace High School.
The tournament will include a
base ball throwing contest, base
running contest, and pitching con
test as a preliminary to a baseball
game between Wallace High School
and Franklin High School.
At Strawberry Jamnoree head
quarters from 2:15 to 3:30 there I
'ill be a special broadcast over
WRRZ in which Melvin Cording
will introduce the winners of t'.w
Livestock Judging ( ..it- s. nt'
award the prizes. A'. t!:c sen-:.
broadcast Tim Fields will intro
duce R. J. Peeler who in turn will
.introduce the winners of the 1 i bite
Speaking Contest. The wmnmj
speech will be broadcast during
From 4:00 to 5:00 P. M. an auc
tion ol merchandise contributed by
Wallace Merchants will be held
with participants and winners in
the various contests using spec
ial Strawberry Money to bid on the
From 6:30 to 8:30 there will be
a chicken barbecue " dinner at the
Community Build.ng honoring vis
iting newspaper and radio men
and representatives of State Col-
lpce and Strawberry Jambore
Committee members and other i
cpeelai guests, rne ainner win ue
open to the public.
The final event of the Jamboree
wiL be the Strawberry Ball to be
held In the Jamboree headquarters
from 10:00 P. M. until 2:00 A. M '
Al Millman and his State College
Orche:.tra will play for the dmce.
Cooperation Is The
The " Methodist congregation in
Kenansvllle is short $2,000.00 i the
goal of $8500 to build their par
sonage. They have farmed a "Dol
lar a Monh Club" to raise the re
malnder. Anyone interested In con
tributing see M. F. Allen at the
bank.;,;-: V-Vy-'iv" -.A?1' ''''
' The parsonage is to tie a six-
room building of brick veneer. It
will be located next to the Biptist
manse which is now under con-
struction, ' on one . side and - the
church on the other. Presbyterians
and Baptists have already joined
the club.' :' '..'.."
tXaujJxh puffin. Wit
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
I get kidded all around about
my telephoning and last week .it-re
comes John Sikes in his column,
"DRIVE IN" 'a free ad for the
Wallace merchants) ribbing me in
the press. Well, all I have to say is
there are three advantages, viz:
You Contact more people in a giv
en amount of time; you enjoy talk
ing to our friendly operators; an
you find out what time people go
I've just been reading Winston
Churchill's "Memoirs" in last
week's Life Magazine (and it's
now 10:30). Every person in this
county and this country should
The new war hysteria has ui
all stin-ed up. Maybe I sho-iidn't
say this, but maybe we hav.: too
nuch press. We aren't going to
war with Russia, not in the nsxt
few years. Read your history. The
atomic .bomb has people scarei to
death, so did gas aftir the first
Woiid War. No gas was used in
the last war. The fellow across the
water is human, just as we are,
however, sometimes it seems hart
to lielicve-tlie columinsts and Joh:
L. Lewis are human.
I'm so-ta in a sentimental moo
tonight. There is a fellow in Pin
Hill by the name of C. B. Ha;
worth - one of these days I'm g
ing to run his picture if you reat..
ers don't faint. Mr. and I.Irs. Hr:--worth
ar. troupers of the o.J
school. I remember seeing the
on the stage when in high ch'
I'm sorta in a sentimental moJ
tonight. There is a fellow in Pir.k
Hill by the name of C. B. Hay
worth '- one of these days I'm g )
ing to run his picture if you read
ers don't faint. Mr. and Mrs. Hay
worth are troupers of the old
school, i remember seeing then
on i.ie ttage when in high school
m d colljge. They are not afraid
to '.ake a leap. They came to Pink
Hill with .a te;it picture show." The
tnt blew dovvr., so, "Scj Bee''
r-'mr'y set up an out door iii.ito '
tiatre where you just drive in
sit in your car and see the show.
I like a fellow who is Willi if, to
take a chance in-a community he
believes in. Mr. and Mrs. Hayworth
really love Pink Hill and the town
and neighbors are backing them
It's a sin to have to sit up unti'
midnight to hear some good mu
sic over the radio. But on my ri
dio it seems that soap box opera:
take the stage until about mid
night. I love music, so no wondi
I don't get u until 8 o'clock.
To The Voters of Duplin:
We fought World War 1 and I"
for the privilege of our rights t
vote for whom we please.. W'j wou
both wars, therefore we retained
those rights. No one has the priv
ilege of questioning who his neigh
Self-preservation" is the firs law
of natur and for our interests, I
urge all of our readers to vce for
Charley Johnson. Reason it out as
Charley Johnson Knows more
about North Carolina government
'State. County and Towns) than
any other man in, the state. There
is no question of qualification.
O." P, Johnson ought to be shot
at times for his foolishness. It's a
wonder WiDle Belanga hesn't al
ready done so.-
Last week O. P., Hugh Wells and
"Pat" Harmon went to Asheville
to the NCFA mee-fng. Pat and
Hugh are Presbyterians and both
attended Davidson Colleg v OX P.
is a bulwark In the Methodist
Crurch. So, on the way up O. P.
k. pt kidding them about their
Presbyterianlsm and predesrinv
tlon. ' " .
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When tha meeting was over
Hugh and Pat had planned out a
route, that would take them via
David.;on CoHc-e. When they ep-
prr" 1 O, V. ' ' v - f t ! '
BOB GRADY 3 " f;
SAYS 5i - fit)
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r it :'-m, m :;. - m .
The above incline.; shcr.-
Red Sox, in tiic Tobacca Swte League, i.i the io, ji.ioia rppjars . lana
eer Gibson talking with Luby Bell, Rookie star hurlcr from Mount
Olive, N. C. The other shot shows Manager Gibson with too rookies
from Duplin County. One on the right Is catcher Baynard Herring. The
one on the left is outfielder Talmadge Waters.
I'm going home right now, the
same way we came." As they start
ed out of Asheville the continued
to plead with O. P. but he would
not give in.
A few miles out of the tunnel
the Charlotte road and BL-uk
Mountain roads divide, Black
Mountain road going -str light.
About the time they were ap
proaching the intersection Pat and
Hugh were arguing in all sincerity.
O. P. ignored them and sped on.
After a little he slowed down at
a highway l sign and said, "Look
hen we're on the wrong roid,
0 mlies to Marion, I'm gofng to
turn around.'. Pat and Huh ahim
ed in agiin to -convince him it was
just asjnear.and a -prettier.route.
Hugh say? he still bel'eves in
predesaticn, tr-at O. P. Johnson
can't help' but be picking on some
one all the time. Wonder who fi
i "v rt the lat lai'h, O.' P. o-
a f:w ui t.-. : .Ust s of i e ..r. .w
Tree Burns In
Fred Hardy, Kenansville mer
chant reports he saw a rearing
blaze' in the top of a pine tree on
Wednesday about 3 miles south of
Rose Hill.. Apparently lightning
struck the tree. It was green, Hardy
Lewis Outlaw For
"We don't know about the wets
but the -dry forces of Duplin can
receive some consolation in the
fact that our representative, Lewis
W. Outlaw, has openly expressed
himself in favor of a Etatevide
APRIL 23rd, 1948
"M, H, ifii,
DAVID L .KELLY
of Winston-Salem, Authorization
Officer for the V. A. Claims Divi
sion, has been appointed Assi .ian'
Secretary oi Hie North Carolina
Kellv succeeds Will H. Rogers,
cf Fuquay Springs, who recently
resigned to devote his time to
fartnir.3 md pnvale business.
Keily, already active in his new
position. .:i; iiavo headquarlci J
n the Furn: bureau's State office
"Sound to the core." Troublous
seas are ahead for the Ship of
State and a steady hand is needed
at the helm. For the problems to
l;e -net within Ihe next four years,
we don't know a better ma 1 fti
Governor than Charles M. John
son. We are not telling anyone 'nov
to vote, but we do urge s.-i'vt or
sideration of his qualification,
From the Elizabeth Citv
Daily Adv 'iir .
The Warsaw Bus Station v-
broken into last Saturday ni;:!n
sometime after 10:15. The nviu-
ders pried a window open at the
back. It was reported that between
,,7.r) and $100 was stolen irom tne
eah drawer. Oo other damage w:-s
done. So far officers have no clue
t who the robber was.
The Rural Letter Carriers ind
dies Auxiliary of the Sea Level
1 i: ct, held their Spring m??lin
it TlerrHl's Store Apnl 9, a' r,::-,0
i'. M. A chicken dinner was served
lo more then 100 guests in the
cliool gym Dy tne woman s uuu.
The Invocation was given bv
Chaplain B. H. Hall of Kerr, ind
President Earl P. Meadows of
Clir.ton acted as toastmaster and
introduced a number of Postmast
ers who were present.
After dinner music was rendered
by the Watha Quartet.
The speaker of the occasion was
National Committeeman Kenneth
Taylor of Magnolia. He gave a verv
interesting talk on the Legislative
IlUgiaiU Ul L11C lOOUL.Ul I w ... . w.
business session was held and the
I following officers were elected by
acclamation: President, R. W. Sou
therland of Burgaw; Vice President
! G. E. Fisler of Ivanhoe; Ned L.
Mills of Watha was reelected as
I Secretary - Treasurer. Executive
Committeemen, Sam H. Ingram oi
Burgaw and P. R. Warren of Nju
Harrelson To Speak
Af Grady Closing
Principal Hugh Wells announces
that CoL J. W. Harrelson. Chance
llor, of State College will deliver
the commencement address at B.
F. Gradv at 8 o'clock, p.m., May
21st. Twenty-four seniors are sch-
By CLAUDE HFPLER
The Warsaw Red Sox, Dupln
( oimtv s entry in the Tobacco
St ile League, will open their 1943
season in Warsaw Saturday night
t 7:45 aaainst the Sniitlif 'eld-Sel-ma
t'lub. Red Spnn'js will appear
iga-nst the Red Sox Sundfiv al'er
"iOon at 3 T.M.
Manager Saul G.bsjn, former
Mnr L,-i!'i:e pi'elicr. and Pacilic
Co:i: t League i;tar, is at the hell .
oi I lie Duplinites tins year. Gibsou
lias d mi a lot of experimenting
j durinf the Sprinr Fyhibition sche
dule and promises to pui a hust-
I line Club in the 1948 race Ten ex
hibition games were played and
'he locals were :iblo to win four
while los'np ix- three of t!.e six
setbacks were bv one run mi; gin.
Serobola heads the list of re
turning Sox piayers. Andy held
Cov 'i the cent-T-field positioi last
ea::on and v ill get the startine; nod
again this year. Tommy McGhee,
a big, right handed hitter irom
High Point will be in left field
slot qui ither B.-nks P.ayne or Hd
'-vvman will round out the gard
ners. Bill Robertson, a Snow Camp
lid, will handle first, base. At iiu
t?"e ;.f he (?-me Mill appears U
be a great fai U";lc flayer an I oan
t;o:ou;. hitler. Charlie Hulchins, i
former ilayer with the W-i.'U's
Chi.mpion Shelby American Leg
ion team, has second base job well
in hand. Nitfk Pepio, whCvplayed
with Raieigh and Goldsboro last
year, shows promise that he will
thrill the spectators with his scin
tillating play at short-stop. Nick
haih from Brooklyn, N. Y. Third
Da.-se will b well fortified with Ray
Kr :!..:: kel --.d r.d M.-Cjrty bat
r!,.K toe startuiR berth. Tal
iu: ;:;s.r oi ' fdypso, is the
mi, i i.iii-'d .
T'if fu-tcbinu cl will be han
ciin, ':). :r.ar! i,,: ard Baysard
ii. :-iiit. i'i.e.-,f ...- beys are coun
ted oil to handle a long ILt of
Cookie pitchers and Gibson be
il; v;3 they snould turn in a ($ood
jul). L;nls hon e is in Cherrj ville,
X. C and Herring is from Mount
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Hush Melis. n?tive of Teachey
end principal of the B. F. Grady
School was honored last week in
Asr.evwle when, he was elected
V'ce President of the North Caro
I'na Education Association, Divi
sion of District Principals.
Last fall at the district me ting
in Fayetteville he was elected pres
ident of the Southeastern district.
Liquor $25 PI. Here
Says Judge VesI
Monday Judge R.bert L. West,
on the beneli of the General Coun
ty Court, was passing sentence on
a defendant fcund with i gailou
bootleg liquor. Judge West said:
"Whiskey is high in this court. $25
a pint. $50 fine and costs and one
year on the roads, suspended.'
New City Hall A
Construction got underway tnis
week on the new City Hall, fire
house and jail in Warsaw. The new
itruct'ire will' be located on the
site of the old city hall.
The contractor stated that bar
ring unforeseen obstacles, the
building should be completed witn
in three to five and a half months.
At Calypso Sat.
The Wake Forest College .A
Cappella Choir will render a pro
gram of sacred - music Saturday
evening, April 24th at 7:30 P.M. In
the Calypso School Auditorium ,
under the auspices of the Calypso '
and Bear Marsh Baptist cnurcnes.
There will be no admission, how
ever, a free will offering will be
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