VOLUME NUMBER SIXTEEN
r ENANSVILLE, NQETH CAROLINA
FRIDAY, JULY 9th. 1948
Brown And filter To Hold Cpsn
ISoiise In Bsuluile May
US. AND ICRS. JAMES FRANKLIN MERCER of Beulavil
aaiaMtetad thair 00th wtd&infi anniversary at their home Saturd
Junk J4. The dining room wu decorated with gladioias, daisies,
students and whit candle. A three tiered wedding eake, topped
Sh mMm mirfdlnB ball centered the table. Miss Josephine
Mercer presided at the punch bowl. Another daughter, Mrs. Osco
1 Kennedy, cut the wadding eake assisted V granddaughter, Mrs.
j Virgil Bhaw. Of Mr. and Mrs. Mercer's 11 children, 10 were present
at the celebration. A number of grandchildren and three gt?at
i grasslehlldren also attended. Many friends at the couple called
1 during Ota afternoon.
Aubrey Cavenaugh Writes About
i Proposed Packing Plant In Warsaw
An Open Letter To Those That
Were Interested In The Lonely
Packing Plant Proposal:
It is with deep regret that we
have to advise you that we were
unsuccessful in getting the meat
packing plant that we were striving
for. This Information should have
gone to you several weeks ago, but
he did say that if we would raise
our $50,000.00 common stock, and
then sell $50,000.00 preferred stock
It would be O .K We further con
suited the Reconstruction Bank and
were advised that the Packing Plant
would not be permitted to pay any j
interest or dividends without first
aettinfi the Bank's approval. We
certai.ily didnt feel like selling
Superior Court w.ll convene here
Monday, July 26 with Judge Henry
L. Stevens presiding. The following
list of jurors have been drawn:
Geo. Rhodes, James O. Carr,
Frank Rhodes, R. V. Phillips, J. E.
Grady, Johnnie G. Fussell, Hubert
E. Tucker, J. B. Sholar, Samuel
Grimes, Vogue Maready, A. S.
Thornton, P. B. Hall, Oliver Sloan,
N. B. Best, T. Frank Merritt, Remus
Creel J. D. Turner, Nick Edwards,
F. W. Creech, Roy Rogers, C. E.
James, A .S. Quinn, W. C .Brown,
Sam Bass, Owen Whaley, Joseph
Baker, Dave Mercer, Grover
Rhodes, Cleve Chestnutt, Calop
Swinson, T .F. Sanderson, A- A.
Baker, D. J .Whaley ,C. J. Brimson,
Elmore Bell, H. M. West, Bryson
Thigpen, Samuel Jones, John E.
Brown, K. L Wadsworth, F. A.
Cavenaugh, H. L. Taylor, Ralph
Maready, Willie Best, Graham
Johnson, Walter Miller, Whitney
Mobley, Tunk Brown, Hermam
Taylor, James Waitus Brown, A.
Jones, W. F. Brice, R. R. Caven
augh, Luby J. Anderson, J. H.
Dail, John C. Smith, Aldine Whit
field, William Pickett, Hayse Ray
nor, Biantly Hawes, Arthur Ken
nedy, Chancy Kennedy, Roy Dunn,
and G. O. Wilson.
Turkish tobaeco is now being
grown in six North Gerollna counties.
Monday is home-lover's day in
Beulaville. The Brown ana Miner
Company will open their new nome,
a 50 X 80 foot building has been
constructed on Main street near the
intersection of highways 24 and
42. The building is of Vita-Lite
cement blocks and brick construct
ion. Cecil Miiier, a veteran of World
War II is manager of the business,
nun house will be held Monday,
July 12 from 12 noon until 10 that
night. Free refresnmenis win ue
served to all visitors.
Brown and Miller Company was
octihiichpri a few year ago and
sell furniture, hardware aid elect
-ioi c.nniips Their service is
Th mihiic is invited to attend
their opening Monday.
Of Dogs There
At a meeting of the Mayor and
Councilmen of Beulaville it was oe
nirfeH Hrfinitelv to enforce the vac
cination of all dogs within the
town limits. This measure is oe
ing taken a a safety measure, and
all dog owners are- requested to
meet Township Vaccinator Stephen
Raynor at Avons Service Station
Thursday afternoon, July 16 at 4
o'clock. Remember the date and
bring dogs to be vaccinated.
James Kenan Chapter U.D.C.
Announces Essay Contest Prizes
T! J.m K.n.n Ch.pUr. IM-1 2.500 T""
... r. hi... , rnnfederacy. 1 be staled in wp ,.u
ICU k wj.
of Warsaw, has just received the
Cecil Miller, manager of the
Brown and Miller Company in
Beulaville. Mr. Miller is a veteran
of World War II. A progressive and
forward looking business man in
Beulaville. he is pointing the way
to greater progress in Duplin's
"New Light on Profit
Some industrial leaders nowadays
refer to that old Joker item, "profit,"
In a new way. Annual reports of cor
porations are beginning to list profit
more properly as that part of the sales
doHar soent for "use of tne toois." naia
is an understandable way to designate
whatever money is paid to stockhold
ers or kept in the Dusmess ior rem-,
vestment or expansion.
If American weaken nave good toaie
they turn out gooa proaucw a iwuw
Over 4,000 Duplinites Take Advantage
Of L B. Chest X-Rays This Week
:m h&v , v
a few minor things were happentpg ' or trying 10 sen siuc wc u...
that might have had an influence condition existed. So we attempted
on the final outcome, so until we , to get Mr. Lundy to agree to bor
knew definitely we were reluctant row the operating money from a
dvlRe von bank. We had previously talked to a
' I . it.i ..1J
In Uie begin- er V Twuu"
t.Va money, mr. uuiiujr
Mr. B. T. Lundy,
ins. told us that it would
$30,000.00 to finance this plant.
The building and equipment would
eost about $250,000.00 which would
leave $100,000.00 to operate the
nint with We. thought that we
lend us that
said that he
felt that that kind of money would
also have strings on it and be Just
mnlfin't acceDt it. So we were
forced to say that we had done our
best and drop the plant. As this is
a mnmmnin size prirwnuuum
Dr. G. V. Gooding of the Duplin
County Health Department reports
that over 4,200 T. B. X-rays have
been made by the four mobile units
which began operating in the coun
ty since June 22.
Of this nulmber 1,257 have been
taken in Mobile Unit V which was
located in Wallace and at 11 a.m.
Friday one of the X-ray tecnmcians
with the Unit in KenansviUe esti
mated that around 600 or more
would be X-rayed by that Unit.
The mobile units which are lo
cated throughout the county and
available through the county health
jo.rtmi.ni 'North Carolina State
Board of Health with the Duplin
v,nneratine. will close July 10.
The survey is for every person
15 years of age and over. The X-ray
i. fro and takes only two minfites
of vour lime. No undressing is re
r . - In 'a mammoin Size iiiuyuoiuim, "
could folu that some time soon Mr.
SSllAwdy would nave come back to
amount xo a,uuu.w " j
North Carolina Holiday Death Toll
Reaches Seven Through Tuesday
following 1948 North Carolina Div
idnn vnr. Historical Essay Prize
List issued for members
All essavs must be enterea
nrijp contest ov aukusi i
submitted to Miss Jessie wwraic,
719 South Fulton St., Salisbury, w.
C, Historian, N. C. Division.
1. Ten Dollars for the best essay
on "worm uarouna nuniiw".
tors and Nurses during the Contea
eracy," offered by James b .Gordon
Chapter-, Winston-Salem. In Mem
ory f f Mr. H. L .Uiggins.
2. Five Dollars lor the oest essay
cn "Notable Commanders and Pas
sengers on the B-ockade Runners,'
offered by Bethel Heroes Chapter,
Rocky Mount, in honor of Mrs. D.
3. Five Dollars ior the best essay
on "North Carolina Women in Mili
tary Service during World War
II' offered by Dobson-Ramseur
Chanter. Concord, N. C
4. Five DrUars for tne nesi essay
on "A Confederate Veteran that I
Knew", offered by Mrs. Charles A.
Cannon, through the Coltrane-Har-
ris ChaDter. Concord, ia memory
of her father, Daniel Branson Col
trane, a Confederate Veteran
whom the Chapter was named
5. Ten Dollars for the best essay
on "George Davis, Attorney Gen
eral of the Confederacy", oiierea
by Cane Fear Chapter, Wilmington,
in memory of Mrs. William M.
Creasy, Past President and Honor
ary Member of the Chapter.
6. Ten Dollars for the best essay
on "Tne nags oi uie vomcuciaw.
charter member and daugnter oi
Maj. W. W. McDowell, C. S. A who
organized the first Company in
Bn.rnmhp Countv and also the
first in Western North Carolina to
leave for the War Between tne
7. Five Dollars for the best essay
on Local acnoois ana vjmicbco be
fore and During 1861-65," offered
by Miss Kate W. Riddick in mem
ory of a cousin, Miss Sue M. Whit-
aker, who was an honorary memaei
of the f rank R. Parker Chapter,
Rules For Essay Contest:
1. Winners of a prize is not to
compete again for same prize.
All contestants will be juoseo
by extent of research, originality of
thought, accuracy of statement and
excellence of style.
3. Send original copy and keep
a carbon for yourself.
4. Attach bibliography md otiier
source of material to insure authen
ticity of information
5. Essays must not contain over
nmnnsed to caDiUlize the business
$100,000.00, he buying $50,000,001
and we holding the balance of cap
ital; This would make $345,000.00
or Just $5,000.00 short of the orig
inal amount, which was O. K. with
Mr. Lundy. When we made further
application to the Reconstruction
Corporation, we were advised that
they would lend us 70 of the cost
of the building and equipmem or
$J.75,000.00. This amount left $75,
000.00 short, the Board of Di
rnrtnr of . the Merchants Associa
tion met and ways and means of
raising all cur money was discussed.
We were assured that we would
have no trouble in raising our $50,
000.00 for the Common Stock. But
an additional $75,000.00 was anoth
er problem. MrrLundy was called
in and we told him that we would
lute for him to revamp his figures
if nossible. He said that if he did,
he would not have sufficient money
.' in .rata without embarressment
-and possible credit reflection. But
us. But ne nasn i ana we uu v i
expect him now. I
Your committee and the writer
found Mr. Lundy to be O. K. in
every way. He did not, as some
were inclined to think, raise his
ante on us. It was a keen, disap
pointment to all of us.
You people that subscribed to
the Common Stock are to be con
gratulated on your willingness to
help develop our county, nuu
ifested cons'derable interest In this
nroDosal and your committee is
deeply grateful to you. we are nop-
ing that some time in tne near iu-
ture, we will have anomer uyyui-
The death toll on North Carolina
highways over the Fourth, of July
holidays stood at seven Tuesday.
Through Tuesday afternoon the
State Highway Patrol had received
reports of seven highway deaths
over the thiee-dry period that be
gan Saturday. It is possible, offi
cials pointed ot, that some -eports
may come in later. -
Over the Fourth of July holidays
a year ago, eight persons were kill
ed on North Carolina highways. In
194C th dMh toll reached an all
time' holiday high when 22 persons
were killed. .
Wallace Man Kills Father Of Wife
After Family Squabble Monday
F H A Approves 3 LoansTo Duplin Vets
Three farm loans have recently
been approved - two of which were
for World War II vsterans.
. -u. WArhrook of Rt. 1, Seven
tunity and we will be caUing on s gs purchasing his brother's
Thanks aeain for the wonderful
help that you have given us in this
Yours very truly,
A. L. Cavenaugh, Pres.
eof the farm on which Cecil
, recil IS a veiernu wi
World War II and saw 4 years of
.i... in the Navy aunng u
o . - n. . f.
Rodney Harper, or ki. i, v
Run Is obtaining the assistance of
Farmers Home Administration to
build a new home on tne im
now owns. - ' ' .
ri.nil T Mervin of Rt.-1 JtO-
nansvllle, another World War H
veteran is purchasing a farm from
D. F. Chambers with the assistance
J th FHA. : f
Duplin County farmers who are
interested and eligible for either
. iirppt government loan or an in
jured mortgaged loan should con
to. h nualin County Farmers
Heme Administration Office loca-
i-j o th Warsaw urut vtuu-
pany in Warsaw.
Slow Inspection Of Autos May
Bring tlecr Stringent Action
Precautions Against Spreading Polio,
i Raleigh The Motor Vehldea
Department announced last week
that of the total 859,771 vehicles
registered in North Carolina," only
231,253 have been inspected so far.
Thi means, they said, that tht
' Department may have to bring out
some new regulations demanding
that motorists speed' up the in-
nrjertion Droeram. ' If we aoni,
" they said,"it wlU mean that when
the end of the year rolls annua,
a lot of cars won't be wearing their
blue approved stickers. .
The Mechanical Inspection Pro
gram went into effect last January
--1 r.'rsce V-r-t 1' r 1 Irave
1 i Si f '
inspected only arounB
Duplin Chapter ARC
r n norvin. who took are-
treatment of pouo si
80 per Knickerbocker Hospital
York, drew up the ioiiowmK y
1 1. Avoid nnnei:co ,
i.u .nni ana cruwua.
WilM ' v- . . i
m im t. nA.flfiVIUUW IK w
2. inere w w -
in l;iit-u-Pi?ht bathrobes made
hiiut rhnmhrav were shipped re-
centty to the VA Hospital at Tus-
traooa Ala Thin is 1 colored InSti-
hiwon and it misht be of Interest
to our colorel contributors te know
t ya r -t. eift of the Duplin
r ,, r -.This wm hospital
for men during w 'vrrrrz
.. i nm JMeWXOn, !"-
chairman, Joins Mrs. .N.B.
executive secretary, ..ta tbfBM
-iinurin0 laoies wuu
make the above roo;
'i. Mrs. p. J. Dobson
V.l Z s-utherlaml, Mrs.
F!n"a K. Stroud, and Miss Deris
greater If you .travel.-- -
9. VVM v Jt
4. Treat every fover not readily
explained as polio and go to Deo.
s. Avoid fatigue. "
'A-nM e of cenilmlnated
7. K1U files.
ri nnrvtn nointed out that Br,
Armstrong of thef;U. 6.
Public Health Service has emon
...toH that "aooroxlmately - 71
, ,h. .iiit noDulation have had
VX ,UV " ... . ,
BOlU) experience wimoui
C,n hont iL This means that
71 of adults have developed some
immunity to the disease. , 1 V " -
... -i. to that tar every. 1000
.nnaed to the disease.S
will have the disease In such mild
form f-titwillbed'-' ior
.1-1 twaii wifhAut cood toels ilia
- a J ha iUffaAwi. WO on Mftl I AltPrPH IIV IIU.' VSIICTV 1AJC vinr' '
WBUVw wuuiu m uLuviuv " i w -
eoa tools and good plunta, better than ! in memory of Miss C. McDowell, a
any other nation. But tnese tmngsow .
not come by accident. These tools have j
accumulated because all oius nave ;
been free to save and Invest, we nave
put savings Into tools of production.
These things are our capital.
Capital at Work
A hundred years ago each workman
had only S550 Invested for his use in
the form of tools. Today more than
11 times this amount, or about $6,000
worth of tools, Is back of the average
American workman In his productive
efforts. In terms of purchasing power,
our average workman's wages have in
creased about fire fold, even though
he works only half as many hours as
be did then.
Tools, then are Important to all of
us. Where do they come from? The
price of these better tools (sometimes
they're expensive tools) has come from
people able to save from their incomes
mt.io Burolus to invest. Most of these
nlka today are in the income oracitet
of $6,fl00 or over. But through life In-
- j uMlr MiFtnm npirlv PV-
surancv nuu u o.'t -
erybody in America participates m
these purchases of tools.
Ohviouslv. we have a high standard
of living partly becaHse of the labor-iriina-
tools we have accumulated
That is fine. But we must not forget
that it Is nossible for America to have
u.h national DOllcles tnat woi in
vestments are not forthcoming. In
fact during 193S to 1840 wnen our ac
count In tools (capital) slipped down
ward 19.4 per cent, we found that pur
economy went backward ratner um..
Looking at the record, we see i
most of our tools were accumulated In
the generation prior to ia.
1920 to 1830 new capital now in
dustry at the average rate of 6 billion
dollars a year. But the years from 1933
to 1945 were dangerous years. During
tv,. rvrtoH a vearlv average oi i
' 7- . .. t Int..
than half a ballon doubts
tools for our workers to use.
Tools or TaxesT
rht nraa the trouble? One trouble
was that government had entered the
picture and had Begun uj sipuuu
away from the capital market. Tool
money was turned into taxes. New
tools became scarce. People were
to Invest. Even aiier me ."-
eminent had spent its part of the
savings takfSn in taxation, depression
and millions were buu uu-
. . a iManpv turned
employ eo. mo
.nd (nneattve. not to taxes.
" v - .. .
Unsound taxation poncies rau
be allowed to get in the way of good
to. .nil tneenuve mvesneuw.-.
lay our corporaiaonB ZZji
mtetoels. W W48. though It was the
ij, .... nn record, manufacturing
establlshmeati averaged only 8 eents
nmtt (use Of tOOlSJ out m uw
i$hzr. The corporation average was
u. fh.n tiiitt wt must not IWra
hnporuuMSi of tools, we noou
for profit means .
6. Essays must be typed and sign
ed by fictitious name. Real name,
Chapter and address of writer must
be placed in a sealed envelope and
clipped to the essay; fictitious name
and subject of essay written on
outside of same envelope.
1. Winning essays become the
property of the Division. Postage
must be sent if return of other ,
essays is requested.
8. Historian-General's prize list
will be in her booklet for 1948.
8 All essays must be entered
for mize contest by August 1, 1948
and submitted to Miss Jessie Law
rence, 719 S. Fulton St., Salisbury,
N. C. Historian, N-. C. Division.
LOV1HG CI PS AND PRIZES
1. A targe -silver cup, given an
nually by the N. C. Div. tiuo w
the Chapter doing the best nisiori- -cal
work along all lines during the
2. The Leah Jones btevens cup,
given annually by her sisters, Mrs.
Nixon and Miss Jones, New Bern,
to the Chapter doing the best his
torical work in schools.
3. A silver loving cup, given an
nually by Mrs. W. E. White, Louis
burg, to the Chapter which has the
most members sending in historical
4. The Mary Lou Cooper silver
loving cup,1 given annually by the
Vfnco Courty Chapter, Henderson,
in memory of Mrs. S. P .Cooper, to
the Chapter placing the greatest
number of Confederate Flags iii
5. Silver loving cup, given an
nually by Mrs. H. O. Steele, States-
ville, in memory o mer mower,
Mrs. Rosalie Anderson Parkes, to
the Chapter collecting and publish- K!
: tne; in newspapers the greatest num ber
of letters, diaries and docu- ft
merits pertifning to the War B '
' tween the Sta'es.
I 6. Five dollars to the Chapter '
doing the best work in locating and
marking places of Confederate His- , .
tory in N. C, offered by George B.
Smgletary Chapter, Greenville, in
honor of Mrs. J. L. Flemming.
7. Five dollars offered by Fanny
Patton Chapter oi Asheville for the
best essay on "Is the Southern Con
federacy Dead or Alive?"
U3AV3 'dns Suiaoi joaiis v ().,
fsjuapniS joj (ess3) sazuj -g t :,
anually by the Robert F. Hoke
Chapter, Salisbury, in honor of
Mrs R L. Wrieht. Historian, for
I tht hpst cssav on N. C. Confederate
(b) Ten Dollars, offered by Miss
Jessie Lawrence, Div. Hist, to any
senior high school history student
for the best essay on My Town and
County during the War Between
A 20-year-old Army veteran is
beina held in the Duplin County
jail without privilege of bond on
charges of murder after allegedly
shooting his elderly father-in-law
late Monday afternoon in Wallace
with a 22 calibre single shot Rem
ington rifle following a family argu
Investigating Officer W. L. llo-
cutt said that Ransom E. Cole, who
was discharged from the service
about a month ago, shot a rme
bullet through the side of Luby
Ward, a farmer, from a distance of
about 50 feet. The bullet pierced
Ward's left side and came out the
passed by as a minor illness. Only
three persons ef the 1000 will have
symptoms enough to be diagnosed.
Of these three cases only one win
have any type ef residual paralysis.
right side. He died mstanuy.
Officer Hocutt said Ward and
Cole had a family argument early
in the afternoon. Cole was reported
to have left his father-in-law and
returned later with the rifle.
At the time Ward was snot, ne
is standing beside a car in the
residential section talking to Jesse
P. Buries, a Fort Bragg soldier.
The ofiicers immediately appre
hended Cold at his home and
placed him in the county jail in
KenansviUe with privilege of bond.
He is scheduled to receive a
hearing at the July term of Duplin
county court, Hocutt said.
TriiunV For Children" Time Extended
Viaavaw aw- w.--- - . y
In North Carolina; Plan To Give i
Raleieh. July 7 Politics, plant-, pointed out mat m c"i.. " -
ing nd plowing take first place in ; had , been L -" "
most of JVorth Carolina mis ume , to tne laic 7o
of year and so many communities t here and the large number of ag-
, . ... . it h. rtitr.n 1 i..ititiirni JfTPSS in LUC v '
Although the Crusade for emu
have reouesled that they be given
until fall to stwt their local cam
paigns in the Crusade for Children
that Kat onal Headquarters ot me
American Overseas Aid-United Ap
peal for Child:-en has gravted per
mission fort the - forth Carolina
campaign to continue until Novem
Narth Carolina is one of a few
states which is being allowed to
extend the time of its campaign,
according to Mrs, C. G. Doak, State
Director and Executive Secretary
of the N. C. Federation of Womens
rpr. will continue, State headquar
ters has stressed the emergency na
ture of the fund raising drive by
sending out a request that local
treasuries send in all funds col
lected to date.
EGGS GETTING LARGEE ft
North Carolina laying hens are;
not only producing more eggs now
, . l. . . 4 V. n,. .P.
tnaU in past, yeara, "w
also producing larger eggs, accoro-
ru,Ua Jhirh i the State Snonsor S ing to T: T-Brawn, roultry special-
' for the Crusade for Children. S,be ! is for , State College Extension
., ... .t r;