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(From Wilmington Star)
A growth in SO years from three
acres of cucumbers to a pickling
. volume of more' than a million dol
lars a year is the outstanding rec
ord of Charles F. Cates & Sons, Inc.
" In 1898 on the Cates farm in
Alamance county the decision was
, made to plant three acres of cu
cumbers. That was an unheard of
' amount of cucumbers at that time.
But then as now farm diversifica
tion and the development of an ad
ditional source of income was a
goal. One of the Cates family then
was a traveling salesman and an
'item in his line was pickles. Thus
was born in the Cates family the
determination to make money out
- - The factory at that time was a
barrel. Indeed, barrels continued
-' to be used for many years before
they gave way to mammoth brine
tanks. However, at the beginning
the barrel was the factoryunlt for
- the processing of cucumbers into
pickles. A family formula, with a
few changes added, today remains
in the Cates family and is the se
cret of the million dollar volume
' Albn with this development of a
family formula that pleases the
tastes of a large consuming public
has grown business efficiency, the
executive management required for
a million dollar volume, a loyalty
on the part of cucumber growers
that has given stability to a apldly
growing business, and a skill in
j, This year Charles F. Cates and
Sooa, inc., are using the cucum
1ers from 3,100 acres and the anti
: cipatlon is that 4,700 acres will be
under contract in 1949. The manu
;; , facturink plant is located in faison,
"' " North Carolina, but brining' sta
tions are maintained at Denmark,
S. C; Rich Square, N. C.; Emporia,
Va.; and Berlin, Md. A brining
station is a pick-up station and
storage point. It shortens the dis
tance for the cucumber growers
and holds cucumbers in storage
without deterioration until they
' are brought to the manufacturing
plant in Faison. The brining sta
tions open the way for placing ad
ditional acreage under contract.
. 'The average acreage under cu
cumber contract ranges from one
to three acres. It is the purpose to
kfltn 4hA .imaM small nmicrh in
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C5 permit the farm family to do all
the work. This eliminates any hired
i labor' which cuts down the. grower
profits. There is no gamble in grow
tog contract cucumbers except in
weather condition. The seed are
furnished free. The price is agreed
upon before the cucumbers are
planted so that the grower knows
- what he will receive for his cu-
cumbers. There are no culls, ex
cept 'that are two inches in diam
eter. If a grower keeps up with the
picking, the cucumbers never
reaches that size. Except for the
over-sized cucumbers all the others
can be used either in pickles or
relishes. Consequently if the farm
- - family picked daily or at the most
every other day, no cucumbers are
lost and the contract operation is
''- a one hundred percent success. The
- 'secret is in keeping the acreage
-within the labor capacity of the
farm family. .;
Here iff a nincident that is ad
mittedly rare and by no means an
average.. An aged, white-haired
Negro man In Virginia had three
acres of contract cucumbers. He
, was the only labor, but he did noth
ing else. He did succeed by picking
aH the time in keeping up with
-his acreage and sold $383 of cu
cumbers per acre. He was a pictur
- - esque Negro and he added to that
by hauling his cucumbers to the
brining station In a cart pulled by
an old goal-'..-:', -.h. .-i V -
, - . The cucumbers that came to the
" Faison plant in-1947 amounted to
.' more .than 30u,(XHr bushels. .These
- - were , manufactured into various
' brands of pickles and relishes.
They were sold to wholesalers and
- brokers. The plant keeps six sales--'-
men on the road all the time. While
-' sales axe heavy in Alabama, Qeor
.' - gia, Tennessee, North Carolina,
- South Carolina, Virginia and West
Virginia the sales coverage is na-
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, i ; Far from being a seasonal oper
- atlon the Cates plant in Faison, in
ef feci operates 14 months in the
year, inasmuch as it uses night
' shifts part of the year. For the
. past four yeass the sales have am
ounted to more than a million dol
lars each year.
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in Faison Grows To
Nfcwspapor Heads at N. C. State
Avery Brock of Mount Olive, left, and Bob McLeod of McBee,
8. G, will be the editor and business manager, respectively, of The
Technician, student newspaper at State College, during the next
school year. - Brock, a Junior in industrial engineering, is a son of
Mr. and Mrs; Homer Brock of Mount Olive. His father is editor of
the Mount Olive Tribune. McLeod, a senior in agriculture, is the
sen of Mr. and Mrs. Cary g. McLeod of McBee.
There will be a meeting of the
Duplin County Allied Church Lea
gue in the Courthouse in Kenpns
vllle on Friday night, July 30th, at
8 o'clock. The meeting is being call
ed for the purpose of completing
the Committee Program for carry
ing on to Victory the fight against
the sale of beer and wine to be
voted on in the Special Election to
be held on August 28th. All mini
sters, laymen and laywomen and
friends of 'temperance are urged
to, be present "
M. N. Teachey, Pres.
D. C. A. C. League.
Duplin Negro Is
Making Good In
Johi Robert Hoker, age about 25,
is making good in Washington.
Recently an FBI Agent come to
Kenansville inquiring about his
background, saying he was in line
for a promotion.
The young man was raised by
his grandmother in the neighbor
hood of Stamford School on the
road between Kenansville and
Magnolia. He finished school in)
Kenansville. His general reputation
is good. When he asked for credit
at a local store at the age of 15,
he was granted it. He liked to
write poetry and the Duplin Times
published a couple of hi poems.
He was sincere and earnest in most
of his undertakings. Going to
Washington he secured a job as a
Janitor. He made good and is now
Duplin is proud 'of -its good col
ored people and we have quite a
number of them.
In New York
Lions Gilbert Alphin of Summer-
lin and H. D. McKay of Kenansville
attended the International Con
vention of Lions Clubs in New
York City this week. They repre
sented the local club.
Come to the land of the fish and sea
Where the silver sands sound their call
Where hearts and thoughts are free
Down where they really say, "You all".
r Cape Fear,, where history dares to tell
The secfets of pirates dashing and bold
Gone are the Pirates but not their spell
" Which captured hearts both young and old.
' Treasure chests of prizes caught on lines
Of fishermen who return when day is done .. .
. Happy carefree hours and merry, merry times : '
fpent in this enchanted land of the sun.
-rhie B. Jchrtcn
KEN ANS VILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Judge Stevens concluded a term
of criminal court here Wednesday.
The following cases were disposed
George Boney, guilty of assault
with deadly weapon. Given 18 mo.
on roads, suspended for 2 years." tiv
Herbert White, larceny and re
ceiving; 12 months on roads.
Norwood Morriss Anderson,
reckless driving and injury to per
sonal property. Case dismissed.
.Susanna Newkirk, murder, 12 to
20 years in prison.
Walter Williams, breaking and
entering. 12 months on roads.
Remus Cole, murder, 8 to 12
years in prison.
Edgar Moore and Joseph Smith,
breaking and entering and larce.iy.
5 to 7 years on roads.
Wilie White, rape, 13 years in
Tyndall Named As
For Duplin County
ADDointment of Henry S. Tyn
dall. Rt. 1. Seven Springs, to a 3-
year term on the Farmers Home
Administration County Committee
for Duplin County has been an
nounced. Mr. Tyndall succeeds Mr.
LeRoy G. Simmons of Rt. 1, Seven
Springs whose term expired Jhine
, Also on the Committee are Mr.
David Lane of Rt. 2, Mt. Olive and
Mr. Albert B. Lanier of Rt. 2,
Rose Hill. A committee of three
serves in each agricultural county
throughout the nation in which the
agency makes farm ownership and
operating loans. Appointments are
scheduled so that a Committeeal
wasy has two experienced mem
bers. Before f.ny money can be bor
rowed from the agency, an appli
cant must have the approval of
A welcome visitor called Mon
day, Ralph Miller, Duplin's effi
cient Forest Fire Warden. He stap
ped by. my house and left two
hu?e watermelons. Anymore visit
ors who would like to be wel
comed? Moral reputations are not nec
essarily built on what you do but
on what other people say you do.
Recently I painted my screens
with DDT. Not knowing the tech
nique I overdid the amount of
I have two. very playful kittens.
When they are on the outside they
are clawing at the screen trying to
get on the inside.
A few days ago as I walked into
the living room my eyes caught the
picture of a kitten sticking her
or his nose on to the screen. I
looked and stared to recognize
which kitten it was. I couldn't
quite determine, then it dawned
on me it was the effect of the DDT
spray. It was the perfect image of
the kitten climbing and sticking
its nose onto the screen, wanting
to get in. It's still there when you
look at it from the right angle.
NEW LIONS PRESIDENT
Eugene S. Briggs, Enid, Okla., is
the new president of the Interna
tional Association of Lions Clubs.
He was elected by unanimous vote
at the 31st annual convention of
New York City on July 29. Briggs
succeeds Fred W. Smith, of Ventu
There is Lions Clubs in 23 coun
tries now on five continents and is
claimed to be the strongest and
most active service club organiza
tion in the world.
X-Ray Unit Return
For T. B. Re-Takes
A mobile X-ray Unit returned
to Duplin County this week for re
takes of all unsatisfactory films
made on the units during our Re
cent mass X-ray survey.
This mobile unit will be station
ed on the main street in Kenans
ville near the Postoffice from
Thursday July 29 through Satur
day July 31 and will operate from
9:00 to 12:00 A. M.
Those who failed to get an x-ray
during the recent mass survey can
also get one at this time. All con
tacts of tuberculous persons are
especially urged to come for x-rays.
School teachers who have not had
a recent x-ray should not let this
A special chest clinic will be held
at the Health Department on Wed
nesday, July 28 through Saturday,
July 31 from 1:00 to 4:30 P. M.
This clinic is for those being
mailed letters requesting them to
come to the Health Department for
more thorough examination. All
these services are being offered
free at this time but after the com-
pie tion of this survey a fee of $1.00
will be charged by the department
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Truck And Vegetable Experiment
Station May Develop In Duplin Co.
A Truck and Vegetable Experi-i
ment Station may be in the Offing j
tor Duplin. I nrougn xne euoru
of the Faison Chamber of Com
merce, headed by aggressive James
H. C. Hill, a movement Is on foot
to secure legislative action to es
tablish such a station at Faison.
Some ' favorable comments ,have
been made from State College and
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FRIDAY, JULY 30th. 1948
There's Going To Be A Big Time
In The Old Town Saturday Night
Scout Chief Ready
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Dr. George i. Fisher, left, national commissioner of the Boy Scouts
and honorary president of the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild, checks
a model automobile with W. S." McLean, secretary, as state and
regional judging got under way in the 1948 Guild competition.
National winners, whose names will be announced by Dr. Fisher in
August, will receive university scholarships. '
Car And Tanker Collide At Charity
Patrolman Harton o fKenansville
investigated a wreck at Charity
Crossroads Thursday night, July
According to Mr. Harton an oil
tanker headed north, truck a car
driven by Roy Johnson of Rose Hill.
The ruqk-ender struck the left
Back To Camp
Rev. J. G. Morrison of Kenans
ville leaves Saturday for Ft. Jack
son, S. C. where he will encamp
" ' " 7 -n"?
ision. Mr. Morrison will be on va
cation from his local churches.
While away. J. B. Huntington,
elder in the St Andrews Covenant
Presbyterian Church in Wilming
ton and Rev. L. A. Taylor, executive
secretary of the Wilmington Pres
bytery will fill his appointments.
Now In Duplin
Rev. Murrell K. Glover, a native
of Maryland, and student at Duke
University, is in Kenansville for
5 weeks to aid Rev. John M. Cline
in Ministerial work. Before enter
ing the ministry Mr. Glover was a
chemist and supervisor in industry.
He was located at Cumberland, Md.
with the Celanese Corporation.
Tax Rate For Duplin
Schools 65 1-2 Cents
Duplin county school budget for
1948-49 is $233,501.64 (exclusive
of Veterans Farmer Training and
Lunchroom funds). This total is
$21,766.06 less than last year, ac
cording to F. W. McGowen, county
accountant. The tait rate for schools
is 65 Vi cents.
The budget for Old Age Assist
ance, Aid to Dependent Children
and Aid to the Blind is $16,778.16
greater than last year. The county
W. Frank Taylor of Wayne coun
ty has shown an interest and says
he will cooperate.
A meeting was held in the com
munity building at Faison Monday
night In addition to the Faison
people attending, Supt of Schools
O. P. Johnson of Duplin,. Agents
Lacy Weeks of Duplin and Mints
of Wayne, Aubrey L. Cavenaugh
of Warsaw, r ; lin Legislator Lew
for Model Judging
rear of the car, turning it com
pletely around. No one was injured.
Damage to the car was estimated at
$200. Only damage to the tanker
was a headlight broken out.
Driver of the tanker was Charlie
Fox. No arrests were made.
debt service total budget is $13,
348.61 more on account of increas
J. W. Frazzelle
To Head Local
School Next Year
Mr. J. W. Frazzelle. native of
Richlands, has accepted the posi
tion ai principal of the Kenansville
school for thu ensuing year. He
will replace Woodrow Taylor, re
signed. Mr. Frazzelle is a graduate
of ECTC and has an M. A. degree.
He was an unsuccessful candidate
for State Treasurer. He comes to
Dunlin highly recommended
While at ECTC he headed the
Girls Attention: He is single.
Goes To Europe
Congressman Graham A. Barden
Duplin's representative in Cong
ress Has taKen leave ol anscr.ee
from the present special session of
Congress and has sojourned to
Europe to investigate the Russo-
American situation in Germany. He
will give his report in due time
on arrival back into the U. S. A.
It is reported that Jake Merrit,
a white man, was arrested ia War
saw Saturday nifht during a base
ball game for prowling in cars. It
is said he took some coats and
some Masonic material from cars
is. Outlaw and a representative of
of the Weil's farms in Wayne at
From reports at the meeting in
dications point favorably to the e
tablishment of such a station which
may be comparable in size to the
Willard Test Farm and The Tobac
co Test Farm at Oxford.
Saturday night, August 7th is
going to be a big time in Kenans
ville. Under the direction of J. L.
iLesi Williams, Kenansville's af
fable Post, Master, and lover of vhe
old time square dance, a street
dance will be thrown. Purpose: to
celebrate completion of new paved
street and new paved sidewalks.
The dance will be held on the
main drag in front of the Court
, House at the new paved street
which intersects at Fred Hardy's
Store. The exact time of the dance
,will be about 8:30. However, it is
1 expected the music will begin a
little earlier. Mr. Williams is going
to do a solo on his fiddle. Probably
other attractions will be added.
Duplinites are known to be lov
ers of the square dance and a large
number are expected u atten-.l.
The Times hopes to fet a picture
of the "Virginia Reel."
In recollection it brings to mind
the "O'.d Soldi 3rs Reunion" which
was held in Kenansville annually
on the first Thursday in August.
Thousands used to flock to town
from far and wide throughout
Eastern North Carolina. Capt.
Jimmy Jerritt's train brought many
in from Warsaw. Horses and bug
gies drove in and the old bone
yard was a mecca for the animals.
Lemonade and all sorts of cold
drinks were sold on the streets
and the courthouse square. Those
were the "good old days".
( The last reunion was held in
1934, at which time the now Judge
Leo Carr of Burlington, a grand
son ot Duplin, aenverea me u-
dress. According to the older folks
in town Confederate Veterans Har-
per Pridgen and "Buck" Barden of
Duplin were in attendance. There
may have been others.
"Les" Williams suggests that the
celebration this 'year be a revival
of the old time jamboreesJUso
tobacco puttin' in time is about
over and the farmers should enjoy
The old Spring" in Kenansville
is still running and there will be
plenty of water for all. In case
you want to do any shopping the
stores will be open.
Everybody plan now to come out
to Kenansville the first Saturday "
night in August and let's all have
a good time, especially John Ivey
Smith and Heddie Blanton.
Be Called Off
Due to the Polio epidemic Judge
Henry A. Grady, of New Bern, pres
ident of the Grady-Outlaw Literary
and Historical Association, has sug
gested the annual Grady-Outlaw
Reunion be called off this year.
A decision is expected to be
made in a few days and a definite
Robbed Tuesday 1
A robbery has been reported in
Beulaville. Last Tuesday night
someone entered Rhodes Cafe and , :
made away with about $4.00 in .
cash and a quantity of beer. Last '
reports were that no arrests had , .
Criminal Court A
A week of civil court set for Aug
ust 30th was cancelled last weeK
and a week of criminal court sub- ,
stituted at the request of the local
board of county commissioners.
The Governor assigned Superior .;
Court Judge Henry L. Stevens of
Warsaw to conduct the criminal.;
May Be Postponed
Supt O. P. Johnson says school
opening dates in Duplin may be
postponed. The Board of Education
is awaiting advice from the State
Board of Health. But with the con
tinued spread of iollo parents may
, expect ??lay 'a sebo'jl cpenirj. j