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Faison Sicres Entered rJonday islit
Esc:?3d Convict CrptedJiii Day
State Patrolmen, stationed in Du
plin County, aided by County offi
cers, community officers, officers
of adjoining county of Wayne and
additional State men have captured
one escaped convict, recovered a
lot of stolen .merchandise, one un
locked safe, and are on the trail of
a second escaped convict.
It all began Tuesday morning
.about 2:30, on the Wayne-Duplin
line about one mile south of Mt.
Olive on U. S. 117, where Patrol-
man J. A. McColman of Warsaw,
E. W. Whitaker of Mt Olive, L. M.
Harden of Kenansvllle and Inspec
tor J. A. Lenon of Wilmington
were operating a truck weighing
station. , ; .
A 1947 Studebaker pick-up truck
was flagged down. A few hundred
feet from the station It stopped
on the roadside. Patrolman McCol
man approached the truck and two
men jumped from the truck and
ran. The officer fired at them five
timrfB as they made their escape
East, across th Coast Line railroad.
On searching the truck they found
a large amount of merchandise,
including T-shirts, tants, shoes and
under clothing that had been stolen
from George Joseph's department
store in Faison earlier in the night
All merchandise was recovered and
the store owner said there was no
money in the safe.
Officers immediately contacted
Sheriff Ralph Jones in Warsaw who
put his blood hounds on the trail.
They followed the trail until about
7:30 when it was lost
Other ofiicers Joining and as
sisting In the bunt were Cpl. Alex
ander nd Patrolman Joe Hsrrel
son of Golds boro, Mt Olive police
chief Joe Johnson and policeman
' K. M. Nickouon, Faison police chief
Murray ;Byrd and, Wayne County,
Deputy Boy Percise. SSI agent
James F. Bradshaw of Burgaw was
called in for finger print work.
: Later la the morning Ed Herring
of Calypso reported the escaped
convict had been seen on his farm
and a little later a Negro tenant
on the farm of Johnny Albritton of
Calypso reported a strange Negro
bad been seen in the tobacco
patch on Mr. Albritton's farm. CpJL
Provo of Wallace, who bad joined
the search and Patrolman McCol
man approached the tobacco patch
from opposite directions and came
upon'the Negro asleep in the edge
of the field. Bis rifle was propped
against a tree. After disarming him
they awakened him - and placed
him under arrest He was brought
to Kenansvllle and jailed. The
Negro gave his name as Eddie
Moore,' escaped convict of Greens
boro and admitted stealing the
truck which belonged to the North
State Hatcheries of Greensboro, Be
named his accomplice as Joej5mith
also an escaped convict of Greens
boro. Smith had not been' appre
hended at this writing on Wednes
day. Moore said he was pulling a
ten year term. He Is now charged
with breaking and entering and
larceny. He denied the Faison rob-
. bery.
The Joseph store was' entered
through a back window. During
the sight another store in Faison
belonging to a Mr. Brewer was also
entered but nothing was reported
Japanese Beetle
) Traps Placed
In, Around Here
v Japanese Beetle traps have "been
posted, in msny places in and a
round Kenansvllle. The beetles
: which have so heavily infested the
Calypso-Mt Olive area seem to be
spreading out In this section. If
you see a strange looking object
perched atop a steel rod on your
place don't get alarmed, and don't
disturb it It Is to disturb the
: What with all the strange re-
. quests the State Advertising -Div
ision receives daily, asking for
what-nots to where a place a cou
ple can get married without all
the "red tape", the Inquiry elerkj
couldn't help hiving a soft place
In her heart to day for the oon-
Btdete Individual from Troy, Ala,
. VWCoi't co-"-t, Bor1 with his
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Duplin County Girl Wins Regional
Award For College Scholarship
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Chicago Miss Mollle Anne Bo-
ney, Wallace, N. C, is one. of tlx
regional winners of a Parshad Na
tional Youth Week coUege scholar
ship award, it was announced here
by Miss Helen Spaulding, associate
secretary of the United Christian
Youth Movement
Miss Boney, who has been a stu
dent at the Wallace High School
and will enter Peace College and
Assembly Training School this fall,
will receive $250 a year for the f our
years of iier college course.
The award will be made by the
donor, Methodist industrialist 'Al
fred H. Avery of, Maiden, Mass, at
the Christian Youtlr Conference of
Polio has struck in Duplin! For
the past several weeks mothers all
over the county nave been appre
hensively listening for the first re
port and wondering if it would be
in their neighborhood.
L Sunday, June 27, little Alice Mae
Howard, 9 months old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Howard was
carried to the James Walker Hospi-1
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tal in Wilmington suffering from a
suspicioned case of Polio. Tuesday
Hubert E. Phillips received the fol
lowing telegram from E. W. Grubbs,
Comptroller of the James Walker
Admitted 6-27-48 Baby Alice
Mae Howard, Rt. 2, Kenansvllle;
age 9 months; race, white; Diagno
sis, Polio, Father, John A. Howard."
The Howards rive on the farm of
Monday, July 5th Is
Polio Strikes Ag
County Commissioners Meet Tuesday
Monday, July 5th, will be a holi
day for some since July 4tiT falls
on Sunday this year. County court
will convene as usual and all court
house offices will be open but the
Board .' of County Coinrrissioneis
will not' convene until Tuesday.
Members pointed out that the Board
would me it Monday s usual ex
cept for the fact there are certain
duties to be performed that can
Tvo Arrested For
Robbery, Forgery;
Skipping Hotel Bill
John (Buster) Pope of Kenans
vllle and Johnny Cottle of Turkey
are out under bond after having
beep arrested in Turkey and Wil
mington respectively on charges of
skipping a hotel bill in Wilmington,
robbery at Carolina Beach and forg
ing checks on Claude Scott of Dup-
. Pope was arrested la Wilmington
while Cottle was arrested in Turkey
by ofioer Thomas Rogers of War
saw. Following their trials In New
Hanover for robbery and hotel bills
they will be brer ""it to Duplin on
c' nr--s cf r" "- -y. They are
North America, which will bring
5,000 Protestant young people to
Grand Rapids, Mich., .Aug. 31 -Sept.
A member of the Wallace Presby
terian Church, Miss Boney plans
to prepare for work in religious
She has been president of the
youth fellowship of her local ehurch
and has been active in denomina
tional youth work, including be
ing president of the Presbytery
Youth Fellowship and a member of
the Synod CounoiL
She has attended four youth
conferences, three synod leader
ship schools, and two Assembly
leadership schools. .
Miss Boney helped to organize
the Christian Youth Council of
Wallace and was its first president j
She is now secretary of this inter
denominational youth group.
Ranking in the upper 10 per cent
of her high school class, Miss Bo
ney was president of her senior
class, editor of her school news
paper, and participated in music,
dramatics, and clubs.
"Our responsibilities as Christ
ian youth of today are to be truly
Christian in our every word,
thought, and deed, to pattern our
lives after the Master, and to serve
Him with the best that is in us in
our personal lives, in our homes,
in our churches and in our local
and world communities - indeed
in our every walk of life, for e-very
action truly has its effect on our
contmunlties," Miss Boney saldjtn
her essay.. ' '"'' ' "
In Dopiin County
Eddie Grady in the Wesley neigh
borhood . Reports here are that White Lake
has closed due to the epidemic. Re
ports from James Walker Hospital
Wednesday say ten children have
been admitted and diagnosed as
Polio. The hospital has set aside a
special ward for polio cases in an- '
ticipation of an epidemic and ad-
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ditional equipment and help is be-
i'ig added. The special was made
pofsible tnrough donations front
Duplin and adjoining counties, it
was said.
Parents are urged to take all
precautions and not to expose their
children unnecessarily.
The Howard baby is reportedly
the first case of known Polio in Du
plin in two years.
Legal Holiday; Board
not be handled on a legal holiday,
and Monday has been proclaimed a
legal holiday. The Board will meet
in regular session on Tuesday.
Some of the merchants in Du
plin will be closed Monday but the
Times does not have sufficient in
formation to advise as to all of the
towns. It la reported that stores in
Warsaw, will b closed while those
in Kenansvllle will remain, open:
Phew It's Hot!
Crops Are Growing
The heat wav continues In Dup
lin. Last week brought the- hottest
June weather here in' several years,
and it is continuing. When some
relief will come is unknown. One
person in Kenansvllle reported a
thermometer reading at 8 o'clock
Wednesday morning of 112 degrees.
The thermometer was hanging di
rectly in the sun. Postmaster Walter
Bridgers of Warsaw reports the
thermometer on his desk Tuesday
afternoon registered a high, of 108.
- The hot weather seems, to beJ
agreeing with crops. Crops sjenor-
ally are looking good and tobacco
housing Is beginning to move Into
igh gear. By the first of next
week all t -tjacco growers In Di'ra
will lis I . ' z t r.rro.
W. Kerr Scott of Alamance I
County, who will succeed Governor
R. Gregg Cherry in the Governor's
W. Kerr Scott of Alamance
County, former Commissioner of
Agriculture in North Carolina, de
feated State Treasurer Chas. M.
Johnson of Pender County in a run
off Primary for Governor of North
Carolina taetantanlay. Nomination
in tjur Democratio Primary in this
State is tantamount, to eleetion.
Scott carried over 34 per cent of
the counties and-defeated Johnson
by nearly 404)00 votes. In the first
Primary Scott trailed Johnson by
nearly 9,000 votes.
Duplin Voting
Johnson carried Duplin County
by 789 votes after leading Scott
better than two-to-one in the first
Primary. The final Count Was,
Johnson, 3422 and Scott, 2633.
The vote by Precincts was as fol
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Exterminating Company Opens Here.
Yore Exterminating Company,
with main offices in Goldsboro, op-
A n ,.CC. : ir 1 1 1 ik:n
ened an office in Kenansvllle this
wcek. The business, is specializing
in fly and insect control. They also
specialize in termite and tree in
sect control. Their place of busi
ness is in tae old Post Office build
ing across from the Court House in
Mr. J. H. Perkins, local manager,
is originally from Goldsboro. He
and bis wife have moved in the
apartment at Mrs. Emma Qulnn's.
See their ad on another page l
this issue.
Testing Lane
Open Here
George Henry Best, supervisor of
the State Automobile Testing Lane,
has moved his equipment to Kenans
ville and is now set up at the
usual place in the southern end of
' Here you see Charlie and Edwin
Sheffield, proprieta of; tfee Shef
field ITator Co-rany la V v
office in Raleigh next year. Scott
defeated State Treasurer dhas. M.
Johnson for the job.
Kenansvllle - Johnson, 292; Scott
260. Charity - Johnson, 79; Scott,
36. Calypso - Johnson, 88; Scott
44. Chinquapin Johnson, 223;
Scott, 47. Cypress Creek - Johnson,
174; Scott, 57. Cedar Fork - John
son, 100; Scott, 71. Rose Hill - John
son, 210; Scott. 103; Glisson - John
son, 24; Scott, 203. Magnolia - John
son, 279; Scott 42. Wolfescrape -Johnson.
16; Scott 372. HallsvUIe -Johnson,
231; Scott, 56. Smith -Johnson,
134; Scott, 10. Warsaw -Johnson,
319; Scott, 269. Albertson
- Johnson, 30; Scott 237. Beulaville
- Johnson, 257; Scott, 432. Cabin -Johnson,
91; Scott, 80. Wallace -Johnson,
487; Scott, 143. Locklin -Johnson
47; Scott,-16. Rockfish -Johnson,
169; Scott, S. Faison -Johnson,
122; Seott, 154.
town. Mr. Best urges all car and
truck owners to have their cars in
spected immediately. The law re
quires this be done. During July
he will operate the lane in Kenans
vllle, Warsaw, Faison,' Mt. Olive and
Wallace. The following schedule is
Kenansviile, Jul 1st through 5th,
(Saturday morning only). Warsaw,
July 7 through 10th. Faison, July
13 through 15. Mt Olive, July 17
through 22. Wallace, August 10
through 12.
Education Com.
Sets Opening Dates
For County Schools
Superintendent O. P. Johnson
announced this week the opening
date for schools in Duplin. The
new 1949 Ford in front of their
gra?e in Warsaw. The Sheffield
t:' """rs have, one tt tve rost at-
JULY 2nd. 1948
Clabber Girls Go On
Man Sprinkled
Lye water seems to be growing
in popularity in the southern edge
of Duplin County when family
brawls wind up in assaults with
intent to kill among some of the
colored sets. ,
" Last Sunday four colored wo
men, Georgia, Mattie Lee, Annie
Frances and Beatrice Clabber ap
proached the home of Frank Wil
liams, colored, in Rockfish town
ship, dead-set on making away with
Frank, according to 'officers. It
seems the dispute between them
began on the previous Saturday.
As they approached Frank'" door
he grabbed his gun to head them
off. They were carrying a rake,
hoe, knife, and water in which lye
had been disolved. One threw the
lye water at Frank, striking him
on the arm. The water hit the side
13 Year Old Summerlins X-Roads Boy
Found Dead; Hung With Rope Tuesday
Ihomas Summerlin, Jr., age 13.
was found dead, hanging by a rope,
in the second story of his father's
packhouse Tuesday afternoon. Cor
oner Sitterson was called and rulecn
death by suicide. No inquest was
Young Summerlin, one of two
children of Mr. and Mrs. James
Summerlin, of the Summerlin Cross
roads section, was found in the
packbarn late in the afternoon after
his parents returned home and
found him missing.
According to information reeel-
ved Wednesday morning Mrs. Sum-
merlin went to Mt. Olive soon after
dinner on Tuesday and the boy's
father went to the tobacco field to
top and sucker tobacco. He 'told
bis son, James, to ge into the pack
house and move some corn to make
a place to store tobacco. Later in
the afternoon be returned to the
house but did not see James. Re -
calling James bad remarked about
going to a nearby fishpond he as
sumed that was bis whereabouts
and returned to the tobacco field.
Later in the afternoon when the
Lost Colony Production Is Built
Up Around Greatest Of
Paul Green Drama Goes Into Its Eighth Big Season
This Year On Roanoke Island
Manteo When Pulitizer Prize
Vinner Paul Green wrote "The
Lost Colony, he used as a basis
for material the recorded facts sur
rounding one of the greatest mys
tery romances of all times. Imme
diately upon its presentation here
at The Waterside Theatre in 1937,
the drama became a tremendous
hit and through popular demand
it has been shown each year since
dates were set by the Board of
Education and the schools may ac
cept either date.
The two opending and closing
dates are: open, August, 19; close,
May 6. or open, August 26; close
May 13. Two weeks will be allow
ed for Christmas holidays and two
lays for Tt anksgivtng.
In this section. The Service De
partment is number one in every
respect They server any wake
etc.-. : -nyr i
No. 27
Rampage; Negro
With Lye Water-
of the house and seme splashed
back and hit Mattie Lee in the
face. Frank's arm was seriously ,
burned and Mattie suffered still
more serious burns on her face.
They were arrested and given a
hearing before Magistrate C. B.
Sitterson in Kenansvllle Monday
on charges of assault with deadly
weapon, with intent to kill, maim
and injure with lye water. Each of
the Clabbers were indicted sepa
rately on the same charge. They
were bound over to county court
under bends ranging from $200 to
$500. In the final culmination of
the hearings a warrant was sworn
out against Mattie Lee for throwing
lye water, however, evidence show
ed she had gone to a nearby store
to call for officers.
family returned home they missed
James and began searching for him.
They found him in the packhouse,
on the second floor, hanging by
a rope. Apparently he was dead at
the time. A rope had been thrown
over a joist, one end tied around
his neck, the other tied to a post
A handkerchief had been wrapped
around the rope where it was tied
about his neck. The boy's knees
were on the floor. The packhouse
was extremely hot and the window
ventilator on the second floor was
closed. They immediately rushed
j him to a Mt Olive doctor where he
was pronounced dead.
The-family doubt that it was
suicide. The rope, made of cotton
and hemp, was a play rope -young
James had owned for some time.
He liked to play cowboy and it is
thought that he was playing in the
nackhouse and probably fainted.
1 His neck was not broken, it was
Funeral arrangements had not
been made at this writing. He is
survived by his parents and one
sister, Janice.
its premiere - except during the
war period, 1942-45.
The Lost Colony opens for its
eighth season here la Manteo on
July 1 at 8:15 o'clock and will con
tinue Wednesdays throuen Sun
days until and including LaUbr Day
September 6. Samuel Selden, who
has directed the show since its pre
miere has been busy for several
weeks. Manager John Parker has
the task of .operating the business
end of the production. The company
is made up of 237 persona, more ,
than any other outdoor production
presented for such a long period in
this country.
Those who see The Lost Colony
are witnessing a show that is built
around the beginning of this great
English-speaking nation. - Specifi
cally the show is woven around the
following historical facts:
After the exploration of Roanoke
Island and the adjacent coast by
Captains Philip Amadas and Ar
thur Barlowe in 1584 for Sir Wal
ter Raleigh, three attempts were
made to establish and English foot
hold in the island in furtherance
of Raleigh's chatter from Queea
Six Richard Greenville brought
a colony of 108 persons to the Is
land in 1585. After building a fort
and houses, this group returned to
England with Sir Frances Drake
in 1586. Greenville left a second
party of 15 men on the Island in
that same year to hold the country
for Queen Elizabeth. Apparently
these .15 men were soon killed by
the Indians. The ill-etarred "Lost
Colony", under John White as Gov
ernor, arrived in 1587. Virginia
Dare was born on the Island in
August of 1587. White returned to
F.nglanrt for supplies, but beceuse
of the Spanish Armada attack on
England, relief could -not be sent -Immediately.
When White returned
to Roanoke Island, the coloaists
had all disappeared.' The only clue
to their whereabouts was the word
"Croatrn" carved on A tree or post
at the ettlemenV site wEVe the
houses had bfpa takes, C ' i rn4

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