VOLUME NUMBER SIXTEEN
Maytte it won't ever come, but
what we need in this country
and I'm meaning now specifically
in Duplin County is more sports
' manshlp in our political campaigns.
This particular piece of wishful
v thinking was prompted by the fact
that .last week some of the boys, -who
obviously are Kerr Scott, sup
porters in the current gubernatorial
campaign, pulled a job over in Ke
nansviile that was unworthy of any
political campaign, let alone one
for so high a state office.
The Charlie Johnson supporters
gbt themselves together and hired
Kenneth Currle to paint them a
i banners espousing the cause of
Cousin Charlie. It was planned that
v the banners be on display -across
Kenansville. streets in time for the
County Democratic Convention.
The signs were put up and wav
ing in the breeze telling the world
that passed beneath them that they
were "Johnson For Governor."
The morning after they were
stretched across the street they
. were gone. The conclusion was
that somebody, or somebodies,
were far. more Interested in
. their seal for Mr. Scott than
i - they were for sportmanshlp,
fair play, and a lot of other
good thugs that have made the
American Way of Life some
thing rather special in this
. world where there are a lot of
sad, pathetic people because
they do not follow the Ameri
can Way of Life.
It isn't Jit all because of the fact
that I am Johnson Supporter that
I personally, deplore 6uoh tactic
The Johnson people can always get
more signs to hang across the
If s Just that I rather like the
usual spirit of fair play and good
sportsmanship that have become
synonymous with good Americans
and it gives me pause for a bit of
sad f thinking when somebody
! thoughtlessly comes along and pulls
a trick like the Kenansviue inci-
And, unless I have been com
pletely fooled in people generally,
the incident, instead of helping the
Kerr Scott cause along, will actu
ally hurt it. And, I believe, will
Hive more of a boost to Charlie
Johnson in Duplin County than if
the signs had been untampered
" with in the first place.
The kind of folks that elect gov
ernors and senators, and x presi
dents in this country don't employ
such underhanded tactics.
Naturally,-1 don't know who did
. the Job. And there's another thing.
' Usually the people who do such
tricks do so underhandedly and
. under the dark cover of night
Pulling down banners put up for
- a political candidate you aren't for
reminds me somewhat of mobbing
.the umpire because he makes a de
' - dsion that goes against your team.
') Only in case of the um
' plre the mobbing is usually
tone in broad, open daylight
' ' and is prompted by the heat
'of the moment Anyway, mob
bing umpires is an old Ameri-
can custom, as much of a part
of the game as a home run
v by Joe DiMagglo, .
But Joe hits home runs right out
there before everybody. And you
mil" umpires right out there in
', .the open. ' - .
j ' ... Candidates' signs, thougl don't
- ever get torn down before anybody.
I suspect' that one reason for this
is that whoever does such a trick
' . is ashamed of his actions even while
A he's doing it It isn't that he's
afraid of being caught He Just
' knows he's doing the wrong thing
' . and he doesn't want anybody to
see orkuow about it
'. . -, I'd like to see politics get back
. into the same groove-as mobbing
umpires and hitting home runs are
Everything open and above
' board. No stealth and -skull-'
duffery. Spirit ' of 1 fighting
; - hard for your candidate, but
. no snooping around night be
tas: unfair to the other guy
' I'm sort of glad most Americans
play their politics In the sun.
When political 'Shenanigans
pulled under cover of darkness
tbe vay Eusslans, in their ton
DuDllh farmers suffered from
rain, hail and wind Monday after
noon when a storm struck gener
ally over the county and adjoining
Tobacco, cotton and corn suffer
ed most damage. Trees were up
rooted in some sections and build
ings fcnd outhouses were damaged.
Accordlnn to reports the worst
hit section was about three miles
south of Warsaw near the- Carlton
Crossing section. Charlie Glasple,
negro, lost his pack house. Meat
was strewn 75 feet away in the
field and his cotton and -tobacco
crops were a complete loss. In the
neighborhood it was reported, 25
telegraph poles along the railroad
were down and a number of tele
phone poles. Damage was reported
to power lines. This sectoln was
James Kenan Chapter UDC Memorial
Services Held In Warsaw Sunday
By MRS. STACY BRITT ,
The James Kenan Chapter Uni-
ted Daughters of the Confederacy
held their annual Memorial Ser
vice Sunday, May 16, at 3 o'clock
In the afternoon with services in
the Warsaw Baptist church.
Mrs. C. J, Brown, organist, used
for the processional Hanaeis
"Largo" during which time UDC
members. Veterans of World War
I and II, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts
of Warsaw and Kenansville, enter
ed carrying Confederate and Am
:. Mrs. R. L. West, president oi tne
chaDter. was presiding officer and
opened the service with "How Firm
a Foundation" followed by the in
vocation by the Bev. G. van btepn
ens, pastor'ofthe church. Judge H.
L. Stevens, tfr. of Warsaw, Past
National Commander of the Am
erican Legion, introduced the
sneaker of the afternoon, Dr. C.
C. Crittendon, Director of North
Carolina Historical Commission of
Raleigh, who spoke interestingly
of the courageous efforts of our
southern forefathers who gallantly
fought for commoh causes in The
War Between The States, The Span
ish American War, World War I.
and the late World War II. At the
conclusion of Dr. Crittendon's talk
t - rt-onoia f Warsaw, sane a
n v r-orrnii Recorder of
Crosses, assisted by Mrs. West, be-
stowed the coveted Crosses ot mu-
i om,i ,.in nineteen bovs
of World War II; namely, Ralph
Leslie Best, Jr., Robert McDonald
Brock, Lee Edward Brown, Robert
Jackson Frederick, Vivian Best
Johnson, John Anderson Johnson,
Robert L. West and John Thomas
Gresham, Jr.; bV proxy the foUow-
ine received crosses, Norwood a.
Boney, Jr., to his mother, Mrs. n.
B Boney, of Kenansville; Kenneth
F Brock.- to his mother, Mrs. J. C.
Brock-Jehn Fonvielle, to his uncle
w-u wnii- Fmest F. Hussey, to
his mother, Mrs. E. J. Hill; Rivers
D. Johnson, Jr., to his father, R. D.
Johnson, Sr.; Henry L. Stevens,
III, to his father. Judge Stevens;
William J. Taylor, to his mother,
Mrs. W. E. Taylor; David L. Pow-
In Warsaw Schools
The s 1948 commencement exer
cises in the Warsaw schools got
under way last week witn ine pre
liminaries and finals in the recit
of merit were presented little Miss
Nina Garner and Alan Holmes in
the Primary department ana , to
Miss Jo Anne Britt and George
West in the Grammar grades. - ,
The annual Baccalaureate ser
mon was held , Sunday , evening
May," 16, at 8:30in the high school
auditorium. Miss Betty West was
commencement 'pianist and. after
the processional of the seniors and
mascots. Miss Patsy Hiu ana uw
terBill Rollins; the congregation
sans "Come Thou Almighty King ,
followed by the invocation by the
Rev.A. M. Williams, pastor of the
Warsaw Methodist church. The
High School glee club an anthem
"La Largo' by Handel..
Rev. -Eugene Clark of the Pres
byterian church introduced the
sneaker of the evening, the Rev.
Wade H. Allison, pastor of Emanuel
Presbyterian church in Wilming
ton. A"-r f r-vmn "Holy, Holy,
' " " , ' " r renounced t
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
without power and telephone com
munication for several hours.
Two houses were blown down.
Huge trees in yards and woods were
Leon Merritt reports serious
crop damage and one tobacco barn
blown down. The roof was torn
from the packhouse of Claude Ki
venbark. Beulaville reported a twister
across one of. Sandlin's fields that
took the roof off a 20 X 20 cement
block garage and tore down the
rear end of the cement block gar
age leaving only two walls stand
ing in the yard of H. G. Campbell.
Trees were torn up but the truck
in the garage escaped damage.
Farmers generally believe that
crops have not advanced" sufficient
ly for the damage to be fatal.
ell. to his father. J. A. Powell; Char
les L. Powell, to his aunt, Mrs.
Kathleen Powell Snyder; Davis B.
Powell, to his aunt, Miss Eula Pow
ell; and James H. Hines, to his
aunt, Mrs. W. P. Bridgers.
Following the hymn, "Faith of
our Fathers", Mrs.-C. A. Womack,
Chapter Chaplain, read the roll
call of deceased veterans and UDC
members as follows:
Confederate Veterans - Lipmon
Aaron, Silas Bass, Captain W. R.
Bell, J. W. Best, Isaac Brown, L. R.
Carroll, H. J. Carlton, M. D. Copp
er, Munroe Ezzell, Chris Frederick,
Lemuel Hodges, Dr. Lafayette Hus
sey, Amos Herring, Captain S. A.
Johnson, W. H. Kennedy, William
Kennedy, James Loftin, W. H. Mur
ray, Kenyon Merritt, Dr. J. B. Ow
en, H. H. Owen, Thomas Buckner
Pelrce. John Pollock, Tom Rogers,
Calvin Rogers, James Strickland,
David Stevens, Edward D. Walker,
William Winders, and Thomas Mc
Calop; Spanish American War Veter
ans - Rev. G. W. Rollins, Dr. J. H.
Newberry, R. C. Pridgen, and Alf
World War I Veterans - Vivian
Best, Henderson Bridgers, Cleve
land Blackburn. Marion Holland,
Harry Woodward, Snyder Wood-
! ward, and Charles R. Gavin;
world War II Veterans - Chaun
' cev Evis Boney, Bob Buck, Samuel
R. Bowden, Jr., Harold Hales, Larry
Bill Steele Wilson, Richard Jor-
don, Ben Claude Brock, Claude
uarner, James urauy, uu w-n
UDC deceased members - Mes-
dames W. L. Hill, F. L. Faison, Er-
nest Hussey, H. F. Peirce, James H.
Peirce, J. H. Newberry, Frank Fon-
vieiie, l,ou Miicneu rusuu, ao:
uuiJuoiun, raimic iuimn
ward, T. B. Peirce, Alice Brown,
Laura Carroll Wells, Winifred
Peirce Best, J. T. Gresham, Sr.,
Margaret Peirce Orme, Jermina
Carroll, O. P. Middleton, and Miss
es Sallie Hill and Harriett Hodges.
After the roll call George Best,
Jr., bugler, sounded "Taps" and
closed the impressive service.
Class night was observed on
Wednesday evening with "a wed
ding uniting Miss Senior Class and
Mr. Life of Service, which was
most eniovable and inspiring. The
bride, Miss TEstelle' Standi, ' was
given in marriage by her father.
Principal J. P. Harmon, to wed
Billy Ray Cotton, the groom. Little
Miss Patsy Hill was the mlnature
bride -and BUI Rollins the ring
bearer.'-Off iciating minister was
James DeLuca. Prior to the cere
mony1 Miss Barbara Thompson, pi
anist gave a program of nuptial
selections and Miss Sarah Gaylor,
soloist, sang "Ah Sweet Mystery of
Life" and "O Promise Me". At
tending the bride were Mrs, Rhoda
Cotton Bland, as matron of honor,
Miss Lorine Mozingo, as maid of
hnnnr anil bridesmaids. Misses Es
ther Lamb,,Pearl Davis, Mae Brock,
Dolllo CnamDers, iaizaoew mveu
bark and Nan Scott, Herman- Bar
nett was best man.';;--;;;?:T:,:; ';.j '
Act II was the Tenth Anniver
sary of the wedding in the form t
a Class Reunion, in Jhe home of
tlie bride.'' Miss Pearl Davis was
' --in; T:ss ATse Profk was
MrsfRarriell Pressley Be Guest Speaker
At Federation Meet H. D. Clubs, May 26.
Mrs. Harriett Pressly is to be the
guest speaker at the 19th District
Federation of Home JDemonstation
Clubs meeting-whlclr is to 1 e held
in Kenansville on May 26. Registra
tion will start at 10 A.M., and the
program at 10:30. All Home uem
onstratioh Club women from Pen
der, Lenoir, Onslow," and Duplin
Counties are urged to be present
for this meeting.
Mrs. Pressly is .director of Wo
men's activities and public affairs
at Station WPTF in Raleigh, where
she has been broadcasting regularly
since 1943. She is (he wife o Dr.
W. C. Pressly, president of Peace
Junior College in Raleigh, the mo
ther of five children, and was re
cently chosen as the North Carolina
Mother of the Year for 1948.
In addition to her radio career
and household dutieat she is active
in civic affairs, being chairman of
the Association of Women Direct
ors of the National Association of
Broadcasters; a member of the Ral
eigh school board; vice president
of the third district of the N. C
School Board Association; a mem
ber of the Governor's special coin
mittee on education; a member, of
the Wake County Community
Chest board of directors; a member
of the casting committee of the
of the public affairs committee of
Vandals Tear Down
Last week supporters of
Charles M. Johnson, for gov
ernor, spent $30 to have two
banners painted. The banners
were strune between electric
, power poles on the' afternoon
preceding the County Demo
The following morning the
banners were gone. Later dur
ing the day one was found
burned up about two miles
East of Kenansville on a dirt
road and the other was
found near town on the Tin
City highway slashed to piec
es with a knife.
The story speaks for
Attend TB Meet
The following persons from Du
plin County attended the annual
meeting of the North Carolina Tu
berculosis Association held in Ral
eigh Monday and Tuesday of this
Mr. Lewis Outlaw, Mrs. Lula
Parker, Mrs. Gordon Kornegpy,
Mrs. Frank Thomas and Miss Mary
Lee Sykes were there for only
Monday's program, while Mrs. C. A.
Brooks nnd Mrs. G. S. Best remain
ed for the full two day's meeting.
The North Carolina TB Associa
tion is a voluntary health agency
enmnosed of. interested medical
and lay persons who give tneir
valuable time and energy in order
to promote a general program of
TB control jn cooperation with' the
official agencies of the State. The
program has for its purpose the ed
ucation of the public against the
Those attending had the. oppor
tunity of hearing some very out
standing speakers from the United
States Public Health Service, The
National Tuberculosis Association,
The American Trudeau Society,
The N. C. Board of Health and sev
eral outstanding private physicians.
New Business For
Town Of Wallace
Certificate of Incorporation was
issued this week by the Secretary
of State for incorporation of the
Young Men's Shop of Wallace, Inc.,
to do a general business. Authori
sed capital stock, $50,000 with $300
stock subscribed by H. E. Kramer,
Ben Kramer and Vivian Kramer.
aU of Wallace.
' Graduation for the Class of it
48 will conclude Friday night when
Judge H. L, Stevens, Jr., will ad
dress them at 8:30 in the school
Commencement marshals were;
Chief. Miss Mary Lee Jones; Misses
Martha Anne Smith, Kathleen Mo
Powan. Lois Rittcr and Joshua
FRIDAY MAY 21st. 1948
the lpcal YWCA; a member of the
Wake County Girl Scout Council;
and co-teacher of her church Bible
class. During the war she gave
1,500 hours to volunteer work.
Raleigh Little Theater; a member
Mrs. Harriett Pressly, director of
Woman's activities and public af
fairs at station WPTF in Raleigh,
who will be guest speaker at the
1 9th District Federation of Home
Demonstration Clubs meeting to be
held in Kenansville on May 26.
Rev Lauren Sharpe of New Bern
has been cjlled by the local Bap-.
tist Church and has accepted; to
begin work as a full time pastor on
Rev Sharpe, born and reared id
Statesville, graduated from Wake
Forest College last August and has
been assistant pastor for the First
Baptist Church in Wilmington prior
to this time. He was assistant dean
of the School of Religion at Wake
Forest College and also pastor at
the Garner Baptist Church part of
the- time while at Wake Forest. He
has been supplying in the Kena is
ville Baptist Church since July of
Estimate Crowd Of
Scott In Address
W. Kerr Scott, fighting candidate
for governor, told an audience
here at a county-wide Scott rally
Saturday afternoon, that in effect,
he was the only candidate qualified
for governor, that his primary in
terest was in the farmer, since he
was a farmer and that he lived on
a dirt road.
A crowd, estimated at about 150
r n.,i;n anrl ariinininf? cnun-
11U1II iui,t" " J o
luipnprt to him talk for 45 min-
utes He was introduced by his
a tarA p Patps of
Faison He and Mr. Cates were
orfininino farms in Ala -
The sppmed to be an air of
!u miiw nhnnt Mr. Scott as
ho lrpnt rpffrine to "mud-slinging"
every time he would attack an op
ponent, which was quite frequently
in the corridor of the- courthouse
before the speech and throughout
He attacked Johnson for deposit
ina State Funds in North Carolina
banks. He accused him of being
the "machine" candidate. He lam
basted former Duplin Representa
tives and Senators who have repre
sented Duplin in the Legislature,
saying they did not represent Du
plin County but special interests.
He came out for more industries
in Eastern North Carolina, but in
effect said Duplin could not hope
for much because of the Tide Water
Power Company rates.
Mr. Scott said that Johnson had
all the money1 behind him and that
he, (Mr. Scott) did noL He criticized
the teachers in Duplin for not at
tending the rally, saying they were
Charles R. Gavin Post In Warsaw
To Elect Officers May 27
.' Commander J. C. Page, of the
Charles R. Gavin Post American
Legion, in Warsaw, announces the
May meeting is scheduled for Thurs
c" y, I'-y 27, at 8 p.m. in the Legion
Democratic Convention Held" Here Last
Saturday; Judge West Named Chairman
Notice Warsaw Voters
E. Walker Stevens, chair
man of the County Board of
Elections, has announced that
the voting place for the War
saw Precinct will be at the
graded school building. Due
to the construction of a new
City Hall, it was necessary to
move the location temporarily.
The Ghosts Ot
Two Warsaw ladies took a brief
sojourn to Kenansville Wednesday
evening with one of their husbands.
While the husband was out of the
car, Which was parked near the old
Kenan home, the two ladies saw
women, all dressed in white slowly
walking around the yard in front of
the Kenan home in the bright moon
light. When the husband returned
to the car the women in white had
vanished. They told their story and
the man just laughed at them.
They probably didn't know it,
but it's an old story in Kenansville
that occasionally ghost figures are
seen around the Kenan home.
To Start July 1st.
Key sharpe has accepted the
Kenansville, Jones Chapel ana Ai-
um Spring Baptist Churches and
will nreach in Kenansville on the
first .wd third Sundays, Jones Cha
pel on me seconu ouiu,:v anu .hum
Springs on fourth Sundays. He will
come here on July 1 and will move
into the new parsonage which will
be ready by that time.
Rev. Sharpe married an attract
ive young lady from Garner about
two years ago and they are looking
forward toward working totether
in their new charge.
150 Hear Candidate
afraid of their machine bosses.
In short his entire speech was
mostly critising what the other fel
low has done. On state-wide issues
he offered very little. He said ht
wanted to see North Carolina go
forward, be progressive. Hp wanted
to see North Carolina the Pennsyl
vania of the South. (Incidentally,
Pennsylvania Is a Republican bul
wark in this country).
. ...... i
He related part oi ins ooynoou
oays ana ioia now nc
1 man. earned his way to recognition
1 and success. This, he inferred, was
' oroof enough that he is a business
I man enough to be governor and by
, in-direcUon inferred that his op-
position was not competent. He re
! feired to some departments of our
state having lost in National pres
tige under the present so-called
ring. Mfr Scott was a member of
that "so-called ring" while com
missioner of Asriculture . nd sat as
a member of the Council of State
He did not say why he did not tell
the people at the time that rreas
urer Johnson was not handling
State funds as they should be. He
was on the inside and had the same
vote as did Governor and Mr. John'
son. he" admitted no state funds
had been lost or misplaced.
He advocated more surfaced
roads but did not specify how con
struction could be speeded up. Mr.
Scott has come out for a State
wide referendum' on the Liquor
question, however, he did not men
tion this in his speech. Mr. John
son was the first candidate to come
out for the referendum.
Hut At this time officers for the
ensuing year will be nominated and
elected. Every member is urged to
attend, i Free refreshments. Mr.
Page says . .
Duplin Democrats gathered in
the court house here Saturda .
May 15, and held the regular bU
annual County Convention. F. W.
McGowen called the meeting to
order. Judge Robert L. West of
Warsaw was elected permanent
chairman of the convention. A. T.
Outlaw was elected secretary. Kev.
J. G. Morrison lead the devotiorals.
A cordial welcome was extended
to all by Mr. McGowen.
Following the roll call of each
precinct, a representative of each
precinct was named to the Resolu
tion and Platform Committee and
one to tne committee on delegates
to the State Convention.
The committees went into sess
ion to draft their reports.
While the committees were out
chairman West called on various
members of the audience for a few
words. The Resolution and Plat
form Committee, Dr. J. D. Robin
son, chairman, and R. D. Johnson,
secretary made the following re
port: We, the Democrats rf Duplin
County in Convention assembled at
Kc-naiisville, on Saturday, May X5,
1948, renew our time honored al
legiance to the Democratic princi
ples as enunciated by Jefferson and
Jackson, - exemplified by Woodrow
Wilson and put into realistic prac
tice by Franklin D. Roosevelt.
We endorse the record of the
Democratic Party, in the Nation,
State and County, and commend
to all voters, its slogan of "Equal
Rights to all and Special Privileges
The noble heritage we enjoy, of
States Rights, under the Constitut
ion, guarantees to us liberty of
speech, freedom of the press, and
the right to worship God according
to the dictates of our own conscien
ce. These fundamental guarantees
compel us to cling to the party of
our forefathers - and we will no
secede - so long as we bave those
blessings bestowed upon us.
We favor and will support better
educational advantages, including
State Aid for the building of
schools, and for adequate compen
sation for teachers, as well as other
state employees, commensurate
with the State's ability to pay, and
the Tax Payers ability to meet the
present demands upon the Stat.
We favor the prompt and imme- -diate
improvement of all rural
roads, farm-to-market, home-to-school
and church, post office to
the homes of rural patrons; and we
should not wait their construction
from current funds, but by a State
Bond Issue, to be submitted to the
people at an election for that pur-.
pos6, so that the people of this and
the coming generations may utilize
these benefits at the earliest pos
We favor a division of the Sched-
le "B" taxes between tne siaie.
cities and towns, to aid our muni
cipalities, vho at the present tune ,,
are having to increase property
taxes in order to function. .,
Our servants in office in the
County have given to all the people
a clean, honest, and successful ad
ministration, and we be-speak for
hem your continued loyalty ind
We. the Democrats, neneve in
party fidelity and those who parti
cipate in our Primaries we urge
to support the Democratic nomi
nees in the General election.
We urge our Precinct Commit
tees to meet often, to care for and
Drotect the interest of the party
in all matters concerning the in
terest of Democracy.
The delegates and alternates to
the Slate Convention named were:
Rivers D. Johnson, Gordon Mul- .
drow, John R. Croom, Dallas Her
ring, A. C. Hall, E. J. Johnson, John
W. Waters, Neal Smith. Lewis Out
law, Alvin Kornegay, Cleon Smith,
Weils Thomas, Arthur Wood, Jack
Lanier, J. L. Quinn, G. H. Blanton,
Faison McGowen, John D. Robin
son, H. E. Phillips, Albert Outlaw,
C. A. Precythe, H. T. Ray. G. E.
Alphin. A. F. Bradshaw, Jerry Tea- ?
chey. C. W. Surratt Jr., Ben V. ,
Byrd, Raleigh Lanier, E. Walker ,
Stevens, H. C. Thompson, Ralph J. '?
Jones, Roy Carter, Robert L. West
Cyl-us Fussell, Mrs. Lewellyn ko-
Mrs. Olivia B. Johnson, Mrs. Sal-
lie B. Huie, Led Williams, J. a, - ,
Smith, H. E. Latham, Robert M. 1 -
Carr, Henry S. TyndaU, John tM
ward Williams. Freely Smith. Jer- f
ry Smith. WUlie Jones. Tyson l i
nier, Lemmie WUliams, L. R. Ha-
good. D. D. Williams, O. P. John ""
son. Vance Gavin, L. P. Wells, Lo- -
land Teachey, Herman Henderson,
Hugh Johnson, Norwood B. Boney
Grady Mercer, John William Neth- 1
ercHitt Harry Oswald, Robert Gra .
tCOKTINUED ON ACJ) ;