VOLUME NUMBER SIXTEEN
i' nnni r
IV JOHN SHOES
Quite inadvertently, if Editor
bod urady will permit me to get by
with so flimsy an excuse, I have
had to forego the pleasure of ap
pearing in these columns for the
past couple of weeks.
If You knew how much a col
umnist desires to see his brain
, child appearing in the light of day
via the newspaper columns, you'd
understand how much I regret hav
ing skipped a touple of issues.
an the time this appears, if, in-
aeea, Editor Grady forgives my
waywardness enough to permit it
to appear at all, the folks of Du.
plin County, and of course the
State, will be casting their votes
in one of the most hectic primaries
in recent years.
I don't make any pretense at
being a political prognosticate, but
- it is my hope and prediction for
what it may be worth that our
friend, Charlie Johnson, will come
out on top in the gubernatorial
First off, Cousin Charlie, as J
have called him since I went over
the State with him some years back
making a talk here and there before
this group or that, seems to me to
, be sometning of a home candidate
for this section of the State. And
I always feel, if you'll permit me
to be somewhat mercenary, that
when you have a man in high off
ice from your own section you
aught expect some consideration
from his administration.
That, of course, isn't the only
reason I hope Cousin Charlie be
comes Governor. For many years
he has proved his knowledge of
State Government through actual
experience in working his way up
through various State Jobs to the
Important one of Treasurer.
Whether we realize.lt, the Gov
ernment is one of the largest, if
not the very largest, industries we
have. I don't think anybody would
deliberately put a man who didn't
have a lot of experience of actual
working with such a large industry
at that industry's head.
That, in effect, is the main rea
son I would like to see Cousin
Charlie as top man. -
But getting back to my first
premise: that of getting our State
Administration to do a few needed
things for our County.
Of course, most any county in
the State could set forth that it
was neglected by the State Admini
stration in the matter of highways
: But I have just come back from
trips that have covered a goodly
purti-n of the State and I don't
believe I saw any one county which
has been 'so much neglected in im
: portant farm-to-market roads as
much as Duplin, w -
i In so many counties it is almost
impossible to get off at least a
"black top" road between .the out
lying farm sections and the mark
et towns. In Duplin we seem to be
suffering, from a lack of these farm-to-market
roads. . ; '
? I believe Cousin Charlie will give
qb a lot of help in these roads. '
: One other thing: One of Cousin
Charlie's main platform planks is
his promise to aid in the mainten
ance of school buildings. That, too,
we need badly in Duplin and I
believe well get it from an admin
istration headed by Cousin Charlie.
H Oyer Top! .
! The DupHn County Cancer Drive
closed last week with total collect
ions amounting to $902.44. The goal
lor Duplin was $700.00. . . t
' The largest collection in the
ounty was by the town of Wallace
with Mrs. Willis Fowle, Jr. chair-
? J. E. Jerri tt countv chairman.
wishes to extend sincere apprecla-
toop o an directors of the com
munities and all dona tors of each
community. . - .
Following is a list of collections
Dy districts: :
Wallace, $351,80; Warsaw, 144.35;
li. F. Gry, 104.SH; Tm KlU, 79.-
Scene in Presbyterian church at Faison, Sunday May 16, when
Hon. John Sprunt Hill delivered an address on the settlement of the
Faison family In this section. Mr. Hill, a native of Faison, now an in
dustrialist of Durham, is seen sitting in the center. To his right is
Mrs. Marshall Williams of Faison, who presided at the meeting.
Wallace Girl Drowns Wrightsville Beach
Another Wallace Girl Saved By Kramer
According to reports reach
tag Kenansville on Thursday
morning the body of Emily
Farrior of Walalce who was
drowned at Wrightsville Beach
Tuesday morning was found
Thursday morning about 6 o'
clock, about a quarter of a mile
L from the spot where she went
under. Frances Johnson of
Wallace, located the body from ,
:Ws airplane. . ' - . "
Emily Farrior? 14-year-old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Farrior of
Wallace, was drowned Tuesday
morning at Wrightsville Beach and
a classmate from Wallace, Joyce
Whaley, was pulled from the ocean
just in the nick of time by Hyman
Kramer of Whiteville, brother of
Harry Kramer of Wallace. Kramer
was nearly exhausted in getting
the Whaley girl out He tried to
save the Farrior girl but could not
The following account of the
tragedy appeared in Wednesday's
Almost losing his life in the he-
Lroic effort, a 27-year-old Whiteville
man yesterday saved a young wai-v
lace" girl from possible d.ath in
th surf at Wriehtsville Beach, but
was unable to rescue a second girl '
who apparently drowned.
Wrightsville Beach police listed
the victim as Emily Farrior, 14, also
of Wallace. They said Hyman Kra
mer of Whiteville pulled Joyce
Whaley from the water just in time
to save her life.
Planes and boats swept the area
yesterday, but no clue to the girl's
body was found, police said.
Both girls were members of a
school class from. Wallace which
were visiting at the cottage of Har
Mr. Melvln G. Cording, has ar
ranged for a meeting to be held in
Wallace High School Auditorium at
8 p.m. on June 1, for the purpose
of organizing an Artificial Breed
ing Ass elation. All farmers and
dairymen in Duplin and other sou
theastern counties, who are inter
ested in improving the dairy cows
tn this section should attend and
help get the association organized.
Mr. J. A. Arey, Dairy Specialist
from State College, will be present
and explain the operation of an
Artificial Breeding Association and
what it would mean to the farmers
of eastern North Carolina.
By using bulls that have proven
their ability to transmit high milk
production with their offspring,
the average milk production per
cow would be increased very much.
The services of these good bulls
can be made available to all farm
ers at a reasonable price.
This meeting should be interest
ing and helpful to all farmers own
ing milk cows and everyone is urg
ed to attend; .f
; ' Assistant County Agent
'"cvV.-v. H. Reynolds, v;
MB. CORDING SAYS:
... Mr. M. G. Cording, President of
the Duplin Dairy Produsts Com
pany says: v v...--;..'" -'."
"As you know, the big advantage
in ft"k'fil Insemination lies in the
' ' ' - ,""T9 dairyman,
ry E. Kramer of Wallace.
Mri. Ed. Yearby of Raleigh, oc
cupying an apartment in the build
ing said she heard cries for help
from the beach near the Atlantic
View pier and that she ran to the
surf in time to see Kramer go into
the water with his clothes on to
save the two drowning girls.
Kramer, exhausted, succeeded in
pulling the young Whaley girl to
the sh6re, but almost lost his own
Ufa in doing so..
Quickly summoned Wrightsville
Beach police obtained a 300-yard
fishing net, secured a boat and be
gan dragging operations in an ef
fort to locate the body.
Members of the Wallace police
and fire department, notified of the
tragedy, went to Wrightsville and
joined in the search along with
planes. Boats were still out search
ing last night but no trace of the
girl had been found.
: The Whaley girl, police said, was
taken to the Babies hospital at
Wrightsville Sound where she was
treated and later released.
James Turner Is
Caught In The Act
James T. Turner, Negro, of near
Wallace is free under bond after
having been caught operating a
still. It. was a steel outfit. Seven
barrels of beer were confiscated.
Officers Wagstaff and Kisner
made the arrest. They said he was
in the act of pouring the mash in
to the still.
Association To Be
Meet June 1,8 P.M.
unable to own a proven sire be
cause of the price that such a bull
commands, can avail "himself of the
use of these aires at a nominal fee
and greatly improve the production
capacity of his herd. On the ave
rage, only two bulls out of six
improve the production of the dau
ghters ; over the dams, two will
maintain the same level and two
will lower this production level. By
the use of this program, all dairy
men will have the opportunity to
ue semen from these proven sires
and by proven sires we mean sires J
whose daughters have proven that
they produce more than their dams.
Another advantage is that it eli
minates keeping a bun.. A bull
may be both expensive to feed and
dangerous' to. handle.
The program to be followed is
simply this: when a cow is in heat
he leaves word at some central
point, possibly the county agents
office by ten o'clock in the morn
ing. The technician then cornea out
and inseminates the cow, using se
men from whatever breed the dairy
man wants. This service will cost
the dairyman around seven dollars,
depending on the number ci cows
enrolled and the distance of travel
I know of no other plan In which
we can build up the production of
our dairy cattle as rapidly as we
can by the u e of artKiclal insemin-
Glisson Veteran Kills Self As Father
Looks On; Told Visitor Watch Him
Wayne Gainus, about 31 years
old, shot and killed himself Sunday
afternoon about 5 o'clock at his
home in Glisson Township, while
his aged father, John Henry Gain
us, and his landlord, Clayton Sum
merlin of Mt. Olive, looked on.
Gainus told the men, who had
Just arrived in the yard, that they
could "see the job well done". His
father said, "Son, there is no need
doing such a fool trick as that."
With that, the men said, he sat
down on the edge of the porch, took
the double-barreled 12 gauge shot
gun, placed the muzzle over his
Heart and pulled the trigger with
Mr. Summerlin said he had driv
en to Gainus' home to see the to
bacco there, and had just driven
into the yard when the young man's
father walked up. The victim, who
lived alone in the house, walked
out onto the porch and made his
statement. Before either of them
could reach him he had shot him
Ellis Jarman, 63-year-old white
man, was released fnom jail here
Tuesday under a $2500 bond and
two charges. He is charged with an
attempted rape of a 15 year old
white girl at pistol point and driv
ing drunk, pn a second charge he
is indicted for 'impersonating an
Jarman was arrested Monday by
officer G. B. Collins of Albertson
township and lodged in jail here.
At a hearing before C. B. Sitter
son, sitting as a community magis
trate in Kenansville, the girl, Eva
Skinner, young and feeble-minded,
testified that she was at home on
Saturday night, in Albertson town
ship, alone with a child. Someone
SATURDAY IS ELECTION DAY; BE YE
PREPARED; GO TO THE POLLS; VOTE
Saturday is election day in Du
plin and all over North Carolina.
Technically it is the Democratic
Primary but a Democratic Primary
in Duplin and North Carolina is
tantamount to election.
Among the masses the guberna
torial election takes the high spot
with six contestants: Chas. M. John
son, W. Kerr Scott, W. Mayne Al
bright, Oscar Barker, "Bill' Stan
ley, and O. R. Boyd,
Second in interest is the race for
United States Senator between
Wm. Umstead and J. M. Broughton.
Congressman Graham Barden has
no opposition. There is no contest
Mass IB Survey Planned For
County; To Begin On June 25
The local Health Department an
nounces that beginning June 25th
a mass X-Ray Survey of Duplin
County will be puton to determine
the number 'of people, white and
colored, who are infected with TB.
The program is sponsored by
the Federal government, in con
nection with the State Health De
partment in cooperation with the
local Health Department.
. Duplin is fortunate in getting
this service at this time.
- The federal government .will
send a trailer, fully equipped and
manned by experts for the job. No
Vole To Outlaw Sale Of Beer.ln
Duplin Expected To Be Called Soon
Duplin Dry Forces have been cir
culating a petition for several
weeks calling for a county-wide
referendum to outlaw the sale of
beer in Duplin. It requires the
names of 15 of the voters to de
mand a special election.' Attorney
James A. Powers of Wallace has
reported that the necessary number
r f r??""S r ive been secured and he
self, death coming instantly.
It was reported that the man had
told relatives earlier Sunday that
he was going to kill himself. No
reason for -the act could be given,
although he was said to have suffer
ed ill health since his release from
the Army in the recent Worll War.
He served for six years.
Coroner C. B. Sitterson visited
the scene, which is near Scotts
Store, and ruled the death suicide
and no inquest necessary.
Funeral services were held Tues
day afternoon at 3 o'clock from the
home of a brother, J. D. Gainus,
Rt. 1, Seven Springs. The W.
M. Watson, Pentecostal Holiness
preacher of Pink Hill officiated
and interment was in the Turner
cemetery near Maxwell Mill.
Gainus was a veteran of World
War II. He received the Purple
Heart for wounds sustained in the
Battle of the Bulge, and was a
prisoner of war for approximately
Man Charged With
On 15-Year-0ld Girl
knocked at the door and on ans
wering was asked to go for a ride.
She refused. The visitor then pull
ed and pointed a pistol at her and
told her he was "Red" Collins, an
officer and ordered her to get in
his car. She grabbed the child and
fled to a neighbor's house. Jarman
then drove off. He was accompanied
by a man named Quinn, who was
a State witness against him.
The girl told her story to the
neighbors and soon a search was
Jarman will be tried in the July
term of court. He is married and
has a family. He operates a black
smith shop at Hussey's Store near
in County Officers.
Two Commissioner Districts have
contests. Arthur Whitfield is op
posed by Dallas Jones in the Ke-nansville-Magnolia-Rose
trict; Tyson Lanier is opposed by
Arthur Kennedy of Beulaville, Al
bro James and L. G. Williams of
It is predicted that a very heavy
vote will be ca6t in the county,
some saying as high as 6,000.
Returns will be tabulated in the
court house here as fast as they are
reported. All Precinct election offi
cials are requested to report their
count as quickly as possible.
person under 15 years old will be
There will be four units working
in the county. 15 people make up
the personnel to be aided by mem
bers of the local health department.
And volunteers in each community.
There will be no charge for the X
Ray and no obligation placed on
those taking it.
Duplin's interest in TB work has
attracted State Health officials to
such an extent that it is among
the first counties in Eastern Caro
lina to receive the service.
will turn in the petition to E. Wal
ker Stevens, Chairman of the Board
of Elections, in a few days.
The law requires the election
cannot be held within 30 days of
a primary, or general election. : ,
- It is estimated the special elec
tion will cost the County $1500 to
MAY 28th. 1948
CHAS. M. JOHNSON
It is usually a good business pol
icy among newspapers to play a
neutral role in all political cam
paigns. There are two main reasons
for this. The newspaper has sub-
vl ,, BU
senbers in all camps and it should!
not try to influence either side,
The other reason, and of course the
main reason, is that if the paper
sides with one candidate it will
lose business from the other. The
latter reason is generally correct
The Duplin Times ignored these
professional warnings in the pres
ent race for governor and has
found that the proverbial press
teachings did not apply in Duplin.
We have openly, from the start, en
dorsed Chas. M. Johnson for gov
ernor. We have run ads for John
son free of charge, ati well as paid.
In fact, that Johnson ad you will
read in this issue is donated by
The Times. At the same time, how
ever, we have had paid advertising
from the supporters of W. Kerr
Scott. Reason? They knew how to
get their messages to the people of
We are supporting Charlie John
son for governor because we firmly
believe he is the best qualified of
all candidates to serve the people
of North Carolina for the next four
years. In believing this we do not
question the ability or intergrity
of Scott and the other candidates.
We believe North Carolina has ad
vanced good men for the job this
time. We also believe every voter
should go to the polls and vote, and
vote their conscientuous convict
ions, regardless of outside influen
ces, we Deneve it is me auiy ana
obligation of every voter to study
the qualifications of each candidate
and vote for the one whom he or
she thinks will or can do the most
for the State of North Carolina
during the net four years. It's
not necessary for us to restate the
qualifications of Chas. M. Johnson
now. They , have been pointed out
to you for the past several weeks
and we believe you have tudied
them and have made up your minds
the interest of our State. We
believe that you will go out and
vote Saturday and that Dupiln will
roll up the largest Primary vote in
its history. We believe (ot wishful
thinking) that Charlie Johnson will
carry every precinct in Duplin
County and will do so on his mer
its. As one voter stated a few days
ago that Johnson was going, to
carry Duplin, not because so much
of those working for him, but
because of the calibre o the man
who is running.
Charlie is our neighbor and
friend. In our opinion he is the
best qualified of the group. We
again urge you to give a fair study
and consideration to all oandidates
and if you do so we believe you
will cast your vote Saturday for
the next Governor of North
Carolina, Chas. M. Johnson.
The annual Dan reunion was
held Sunday, May 33rd at the
old home place near Kenans
ville where Brnest "Slim" Dail
now lives. There were fifty or
sixty members of the imme
diate family present and a
sumptions dinner was served.
; Wage rates paid by North Caroli
na farmers were higher on April 1
than a year ago. The. average rate
per month without board increased
from $75.50 to $35.00. . '
Duplin Red Cross
Announced June 4
The annual meeting of the Dup
lin County Chapter, American Red
Cross will meet in the Courthouse
here at 7:30 P. M. Friday night,
June 4th, it has been announced.
All officers are expected to be
present and give brief reports of
the past year's work.
Chapter Chairman, J. E. Jerritt,
urges a large turn out for this
Sunday, May 30 at 6:30 P. M.
Bible School Commencement
will be combined with the custom
ary fifth Sunday community gath-
ering. Every family in Kenansville
. f tM , . ,
every child. It will be held in the
Methodist church. Bring a picnic
There will also be a very import
ant meeting of parents who have
children of Youth Fellowship age
immediately following supper.
Marine B. T. Baldwin, white,
tioned at Cherry Point, is free
again after a hearing before Justice
Cv B. Sitterson in Kenansville on
a charge of being married to two
About seven years ago Baldwin
was married to Miss Lela Gertie
Hobbs. He was living in Virginia
when he joined the Marines. While
in service he returned home to -visit
his wife on a nurrfber of oc-.
casions and wrote love letters to
her in the meantime .They had an
Mrs. Baldwin secured a job in
Tennessee and was working there, '
satisfied that her husband was
true to her.
Marine Baldwin became interest
ed in another woman at Cherry
Point and decided he wanted to
marry her. He employed Chas. L.
Abernathy, Jr., of New Bern to in
stitute divorce preceedings.
The proceedings took place in
Kenansville where Abernathy rep
resented his client as a resident of
North Carolina and contended he
and his wife had been separated for
two years. The divorce was granted.
His first wife, on learning of the
action, came here to investigate.
She hired a lawyer here and pro
duced the letters he had written to
Pher. The court set aside the divorce
decree. The plaintiff had him ar
rested and he was brought back
for a hearing. In the meantime his
second wife had become pregnant.
In the final round-up a divorce
was granted on condition he pay
his first wife $2,500 in cash.
L. C. Newman of New Bern paid
$1,000 and signed his bond guaran
teeing that $1,500 additional he
paid in September. He was taxed
with the cost. Marine Baldwin is
now happily joined with his second
Kennedy To Win
Reports from Limestone and
Cypress Creek Townships indicate
a clase race for County Comnfies
ioner for that district. Friends Of
Arthur Kennedy of Beulaville clata
be will' come out victor over his
three opponents, Tyson Lanier, in
cumbent, Albro James and 9. D.
Williams. 1 1
Mr. Kennedy is the son of Sev.
Robert Kennedy. Born and reared
near Beulaville, he is now a' mer
chant in Beulaville and is just
completing an attractive home in
that town. "
Mr. Kennedy is a direetor of the
Clinton National Farm Loan' As
sociation and the Kenansville Pro
duction Credit Association. He is :
a deacon in the Free Will Baptist
Church,- a Mason and member of
The Woodmen of the Worli