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" COMMUNITY-WIDE WEDDING The entire community of
Bowden had a hand in the wedding of Miss Leopoldine Laar, of Vi-
enna, Austria, to Bennie Carr, which took place last Friday even
ing. In the picture at top the wedding party is shown just after the
ceremony, with the bride and groom in front. First row, left to
v right, Mrs. A. B. Williams, Miss Ben Smith, Miss Ghanelle Taylor,
V i maid of honor; E. A. Williams, who gave the bride away; Christine
Carr, flower girl; Lorene Mozingo, Rev. Murphy Smith, and Ed
: . ward Oarr, best man; second row: Jimmy Orengie," Misses Katie
Hall, Lottie Taylor, Mary Taylor, Jean Cotton, Doris Mozingo, Ruth
- ' Parks, bridesmaids; back row: Sam Taylor, Frank Taylor, Silas
' Cotton, Norwood Carr, Ed Cotton, Billy Cotton, Gordon Parks,
. Ernest Mozingo, Kay Taylor. BOTTOM LEFT, Mr. and Mrs. Carr
Austrian Girl Becomes Bride Of Duplin
Man In Church At Bowden; Neighbors
Of Group Plan Carry Out Affair.
By CLETUS BROCB:
"All the world loves a lover,"
Jur the community of Bowden has
gone, a step further, and assisted
two of them to eliminate a gap of
several thousand miles between
them, and culminate- a romance,
Which began two and a half years
ago, with an elegant church wed-
, ding. .
u Miss "Leopoldine Laar, of Vien
na, Austria, became the bride of
Bennie Carr, in the Presbyterian ,
church at Bowden Friday evening,
June. 4, at 8 o'clockand literally
"nveryouo was jusi hs nappy ua uic
ijlv ilde and groom. ,
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The entire wedding, from btart
to finish, with the exception of the
"I doj.was planned, carried out,
and paid for by neighbors of -young
Mr. Carr as a tribute to the high
esteem he, his 'two brothers and
widowed mother are held, and be
cause .when Miss, Laar arrived
here she immediately dispelled
imtny doubts which had arisen
about her, and just as quickly, won
the hearts of all who met hen.,. w
The unaffected shyness, evident
intelligence and gentle breeding of
this petite European brunette Ms
enough to establish her as a lady
; even in the most critical eyes. And
When you add the terror and fright
of six horrible war years, which
ere indelibly etched In her. dark
brown eyes It just naturally makes
you want to do something for .her.
Possibly it was this latter feature
tibout Miss Laar which appealed
so much to Mrs. A. R. Williams,
rdult leader of the Youth Fellow
Yp group, and gave birth to the
of the wedding. As soon, as
made her plans knn'n, the
one who had met this demure
young bdy, determined to have
. Even hard-headed businessmen
of the community, and hard-working
farmers asked for some part
in it, and one of them, without be
ing asked, stopped his farm work,
took his truck and hauled pines to
the church for decorations, so that
the first wedding ever- to be held
in the 50-year-old place of worship
might be performed against a
It was the' bridegroom's original
plan to have a quiet ceremony,
with no fuss or bother, but. once
Mrs. Williams got. behind her many
friends in the neighborhood, Mr.
Carr didn't have a chance, and
when the actual ceremony was per
formed there were several brides
maids, maid of honor, flower girl,
ushers in fact, the whole works,
which ;, were -completed with an
.open reception in tlfe recreation
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5 Galjons Whiskey
Found In Barn.'
. County officers received a report
that Melvin Rouse of Albertson
Township was selling whiskey on
a rather large scale, Deputies Wil
liams of Wallace and "Red" Collins
of Albertson secured a search war
rant an i Searched his premises,
finding a 5 gallon jug of bootleg
liquor in a tobacco barn, it was
ret orted. Rouse was arrested and
is now out under a $200 bond.
Fm"!bors said 1 ' in flie Pink
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
enjoy their wedding cake, wjiich was served at the reception im
mediately after the ceremony. BOTTOM RIGHT, the couple is
shown Jn their formal wedding pose. It was the first wedding ever
held in the 50-year-old Bowden Presbyterian church.
(Photos By Craft)
It Was Corn Shucking Time
In Duplin Court House Monday
They had an old-fashioned corn
sjiucking in Duplin County court
It was a sour exhibition for
Worth Mobley, who lives near Rich
lands in Onslow County, because
it cost him exactly $112 and costs.
The shucking was held for the
benefit of Judge Robert L. West in
a case in which Mobley was charged
with short-measurements of corn
bought from farmers for the Mob
ley grist mill.
Weights Inspector C. D. Baucom
of Raleigh, aided by attorneys,
State Highway Patrolmen, and
sheriff's deputies, shucked a bushel
and a half of corn from a hamper
Mobley allegedly used as a bushel
Candidate Johnson Will Speak In
! Beulavile Friday, June 21
Charles M. ' Johnson, leading
candidate in the current guberna
torial race, will address rally of
supporters from Duplin and ad
joining counties in the, Beulaville
High School auditorium Monday,
June 21, at 8:00 P. M., according
to an announcement by Dallas Her
ring, manager of the Johnson cam
paign in Duplin.
The Beulaville auditorium Is the
largest in the county and a capa
city audience, is expected. A com
mittee of Beulaville supporters has
arranged for installation of a mic
rophone and public address sys
tem and the countywide campaign
committee is arranging for , repre
sentation at the rally from each of
the twenty precincts in the county.
The public is cordially invitel to
attrrui 1 J-. (. Mr. Johnson Uls
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With the shucked corn stacked
in the hamper, Baucom told Judge
West that the "bushel' basket ac
tually contained a bushel and r
half of corn.
Mobley had been charged with
using the bushel-and-a-half basket
as a bushel measure in purchasing
corn in the shuck from farmers.
Adjudged guilty, Mobley was or
dered to pay the prosecuting wit
ness, Willie Page, $72 and to pay
a fine of $50 fine and court costs.
A 90-day road sentence was sus
pended by Judge West on condi
tion that Mobley be of good be
havior for one year.
to people in this section of the
Reports from Onslow, Jones and
other nearby counties indicate that
delegations from thoe counties
will attend the Beulaville rally the
last Monday before the second pri-
mary, which will be held on June
26. If his. schedule permits, Mr.
Johnson expects to devote a part
of" the 4ay to driving over the
county and speaking to as many of
his supporters as possible. ; i
I vMr7 Johnson has expressed his
warm .Rpprcrmmiii .w ciblu-
rate of Duolin County" for the
strong majority given him in the
recent primary and welcomes' the
opportunity to visrt the county
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FRIDAY, JUNE 11th. 1948
The revolutionary new Ford fduf-doof Hdaj) for 1949 it low $dfj 3Cnjift JXA SrWrtdes
nearly 25 pw cent man vMbmty..: . 'v: . ..A-jbs-a AtfiW
Long Awaited 1949 Fords Made Public
Wednesday; Warsaw Dealer Has 'em
The 1949 Ford, which reveals a
radical . departure from tradition
al Ford styling and engineering,
was made public Wednesday by the
Ford Motor Company.
"New standards of beauty, com
fort, economy and performance in
the 1949 Ford passenger cars ad
vance them far ahead of others in
the low-priced field," J. ft .Davis,
vice president and director of sales
and advertising, said. "Styling of
the new Ford definitely establishes
it as the car of the year."
To develop and produce the 1949
Ford passenger cars, Ford Motor
Company has expended more than
$37,400,000 in tools, dies, jigs and
STYLING The modern design
has been molded along functional
lines, resulting in a long, low,
sweeping silhouette. The grille is
distinctive, the. hood massive but
shorter and. the body so wide the
rear fenders have been eliminated.
There are clean, unbroken lines
from front to rear.
COMFORT Comfort has been
one of the primary objectives in
the new Ford. There is more room
in the "lounge car" Interiors than
in many larger over-all dimensions.
Front seat widths have been in
creased six inches and the rear
seat nearly eight inches. The body
has been moved five Inches for
ward with the seats cradled be
tween the axles for a much smooth
" A ney type of suspension system
- "hydra-coil" springs rejAces
us rrauiuonai transverse springs
and the front axle. This system is
centered around airplane type
Shock absorbers mounted within
low frequency coil springs. In the
rear, extra long longitudinal
springs are complemented by air
plane type shock absorbers.
The drive shaft tunnel has been
decreased by adoption of the
Hotchkiss drive and the hypoid
rear axle. These engineering
changes also minimized the trans
mission of road noises into the car.
Engine vibration has been re
duced by literally floating the pow
er plant on rubber mounts.
A new heating system -available
in the new Fords brings year a-
round comfort to driver and pass
engers. Fresh air is scooped into
the car through large intakes just
Hail And Wind Bring
To Duplin Farmers
Rain, wind, and hail struck Du
plin Tuesday afternoon in a devas
tating manner cutting a narrow
swath-from just east of Faison to
Sarecta, Pink Hill and Comfort in
Jrnes County. The damage was
wreaked in about 10 to 15 minutes.
Losses in tobacco, corn and other
crops ranged from small damage
to total loss of crops in many fields.
In the Red's Store and Friendship
sections, the Dr. Morton farm near
Faison, and nearly every tobacco
crop from the Wesley community
td , Dundy Williams Crossroads,
north to Goshen swamp and east
to Sarecta losses were reported ex
tremely heavy. Tobacco of any
size was either stripped or beaten '
to the ground. Many fanners have !
already begun plowing up the
stalks. Reports from around Pink
Hill say that damage was heavy in
that section and over around Deep
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Highway 11 at Goshen Swamp
was blocked temporarily with bro
ken limbs and trees. A road run
ning by Ab Phillips' farm west of
Kenansvilla was blocked by fallen
t-eos. In Smith township and auto
obi le, parked on the road, was
hit by a falling tree and damaged.
behind the grille.
The system, which has an auto
matic temperature control, can be
used as a fresh air ventilator, a
fresh air heater or as a recircula
ting heater. Fresh air plus the
pressure effect obtained by the
car's forward motion reduces fog
ging and drafts.
ECONOMY Economy of oper
ation has been increased up to 10
per cent improvement in gasoline
mileage for the new six-cylinder
engine and the extensively rede
sign. 1 V-8. Both are offered as
power plants in all Ford models.
Other engineering features result
in better performance and longer
A new intake manifold achieves
better fuel distribution. It is at
tached o the engine so that it is
horizontal to the ground, reducing
the tendency of raw gasoline to
flow toward the rear cylinders and
smoothing engine operation.
The new "equa-flow" cooling
system contributes to good perfor
mance under extreme conditions
by improving reneral operating ef
fiden.y. Water flows in volume
the full length of the block. Tem
peratures in "hot spots" in the six
and eight cylinder engines have.
been decreased by as much as 12
degrees. There are larger water
pumps i i the V-8.
Improvements in the ignition
system also have contributed to in
creased economy and efficiency.
As much as 25 per cent improve
ment in gasoline economy may be
achieved by taking advantage of
the overdrive which is factory-
installed optional equipment.
SAFETY New standards of
safety have been set in the rugged
construction of the chassis and
body. The box-type frame is of alU
welded construction. Although the
frame is lighter, there is 59 per
cent more rigidity when combined
with the body.
Lowering the over-all height by
four inches and placing the seats
between the axles results in a lower
center of gravity, an. aid in safe
The windshield has been increas
ed in height and width and the
rear window now provides "picture
window" visibility for driver and
passengers. The rear window is
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Half Million Loss
Many farms reported hail as large
as hen eggs.
! Insurance agents and bankers es
timate the total loss to Duplin farm-
ers to be in excess of a half lillion
Falling Tree Fatally
Injures Negro Man
James Troy Barden, respected
48 year old Negro, died in a Wil
mington hospital Monday from in
juries received when a tree fell on
him. Members Of the family report
ed that he went to his hog pen to
cut down a tree which was about
to fall on his hogs. While driving
the hogs away the tree fell, catch
ing him under it. One limb pinned
across his chest and another was
binding on his neck. He did not
return for two days, it was said,
and his family went to look for
him. Coroner Sitterson was called
and held no inquest was necessary
as doctors said he died from in
juries , received from the falling
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Robert M. Carr, prominent Wal
lace business man and member of
the Duplin County Board of Edu
cation, has been named co-manager
of the Johnson-for-governor cam
paign in Duplin, according to an
nouncement by Dallas Herring,
who headed the drive in the first
primary, which gave Johnson a
two-to-one lead over W. Kerr Scott,
the statewide runner-up. Herring
and Carr will manage the campaign
for the second primary, scheduled
for June 26, with the assistance of
a county-wide committee consist
ing of political leaders from each
of the twenty precincts.
The selection of a co-manager
and county-wide 'committee is in
line with "the agressive policy ad
opted at state headquarters for
the second primary,'' Mr. Herring
stated, "which will result in; a
greatly strengthened organization
and H more intensive effort in Mr.
Johnson's behalf all over the state."
In a statement to the Duplin
Times Mr. Herring again expressed
his appreciation to "the elector
ate of Duplin County for the sup
port given Mr. Johnson in the first
primary. Mr. Johnson has asked
that I express his warm apprecia
tion to his many friends and sup
porters in Duplin," he continued,
"and to assure them of his lasting
interest in their problems'
ARC Meet Held
The annual meeting of the Dup
lin County Chapter of the Ameri
can Red Cross was held Friday
night at 8 o'clock in the courthouse
with the Chairman, J. E. Jerritt
presiding. Invocation was given
by Rev. John Cline, pastor of the
local Methodist Church, and Ameri
ca was sung by all present, which
was a pledge to the Flag of the
U. S. A.
Mr. J. E. Jerritt welcomed the
group and made a few remarks pre
ceding the Annual reports of offi
cers and chairmen as fell jws:
1.. Executive Secretary with
Home Service Responsibilities, Mrs.
N. B. Boney.
2. Treasurer, M. F. Allen;, read
by Gilbert Alphin.
3. Fund Campaign, Ralph J.
4. Jr. Red Cross, Mrs. George
3. Home Nursing, Mrs. Mary
6. Production, Mrs. Sam Newton.
7. Community Service to Camps
and Hospitals, Mrs. Inez C. Boney,
read in her absence by Mrs. Grace
Vann, after which in a few well
chosen words she presented Mr.
Jerritt with a Waterman Fountain
pen as a gift from the local chap
ter, ARC, in appreciation of his
past sixteen years of faithful ser
Closing remarks were given by
The meeting was adjourned and
followed by a social hour.
Rep. Barden Gets 4
Rep. Graham A. Barden of New .
Bern was awarded a life member- ,
ship in the National Rehabilitation :.
Association at its annual conven-
tion in Atlanta last week. ' M
The honor paid . Congressman
Barden was in recognition1 of his '
work In - behalf of the physically
handicapped, .and the enlargement -of
the program for vocational edu
cation and rehabilitation, . ,
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