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VOLUME NUMBER SIXTEEN
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
FRIDTY, SEPTEMBER 10th, 1948
Pinyatello Brothers Get Manslaughter
FAMILY of the shooting victim, Harry Anderson, are shown
seated in the courtroom. At the left is B. A. Anderson, father;
Ola Mae, 1, seated in the lap of Susie, 8; Mrs. Harry Anderson,
Jarvis, 6; Mrs. Anderson, mother; Louise Dusk, sister; and Shel
ton, 10. Linda, 4, is not in the picture. During selection of the
jury the children often played on the courthouse lawn.
Photo by Goldsboro News-Argus Staff Photographer.
DEFENSE ATTORNEYS and the defendants are pictured
on the right. Left to right, Norwood B. Boney, Kenansville.
Vance B. Gavin, Kenansville; River D. Johnson, Warsaw; Joseph
Pinyatello and Tony Pinyateflo. Permission to print picture ol
the Pinyatello family was denied. Trial staried Tuesday morn
ing. Photo News-Argus Staff Photographer.
Joseph and Tony Pinyatello are shown above. Tony to the left
and Joseph to the right. Study their expressions.
Photo by News-Argus photographer.
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entenced To Twenty
Years By Judge Henry L Stevens
(Bob Grady, ye editor predicted
that Joseph would get manslaugh
ter and Tony acquittal. He missed
his guess 50. We ex tenc congrat
ulations to Judge Stevens on the
way he handled the case and on his
By EMORY SADLER
The Pinyatello brothers, Joseph
and Tony, were sentenced to 20
years in the State Penitentiary
for the murder of Harry Ander
son at Bowden last February 2.
Sentence was imposed by Judge
Henry L. Stevens of Warsaw, after
the jury had returned a verdict of
"Guilty of Manslaughter". Ver
dicts of "Not Guilty" were return
ed by the jury on the counts of
"Murder in the First Degree" and
"Murder in the Second Degree".
The trial which began on Tues
day, August 31st, with the examin
ation of prospective jurors, had
tasted for seven and one-half days
of; the court. Besides the Jury for
the regular term of Criminal Court
- a special venire of 275 men were
summoned for this case. Th ,s ve
nire was exhausted on Wednesday
afternoon with only six jurors hav
ing beer, accepted and sworn. At
this point Judge Stevens receded
court until -9:30 Thursday morning
while he considered whether to call
Bother Sp"":a. Venire or to make
.fame othe.- disposition of the case.
There were rumors rampant that
be would stop the case where it
jaas and remove the case to Pender
ouncy for trial at some future date.
Upon the reconvening of- Court
on Thursday morning Judge Stc
vens announced that he would call
smother Special Venire Of 150 men
an attempt to secure me six
tier juror; and one alternate jur
neaded. The drawing of names
this Special Venire was quickly
nlshel i-i.d officers dispatched to
non them. Drawing of names
from rhis venire began a 4:30 o'
,ock on Thursday and at 8:05 o'
clock the jury was completed,
fourt adjouried until 0:30 Friday
morning and the jury locked up.
f The story of this trial would be
incomplete did it not mention with
..eommendaiion the young son of
filrs. Murlc Dail. Carney 9aii, aged
drew even' .tame from a net in
cailinj of prospective jurors
ttue.i days he sat .anon the
of Mr. Vivian Wesje, Clerk of
t, and performed Ma business-
manner his dutjgWearlng the
of Sheriff -Ralph Jone's he
, as much an Officer of the
; is did anyone there and per-
his duty with the same st
ation pnd dispatch as did any
sr present. That the Court
idered him to be of importance
a cog in the machinery of the
was shown when once after
less Judge Stevens or-
the Sheriff to continue with
wing of names, It was found
Carney was not In the court
, Thereupon Sheriff Jones got
k little girl from the audience, but
would be a good time to adjourn
for the day - which he did. The
writer dees not know whjeMkCarhey
was - perhaps at the drog sore
getting a coca cola - but he was
back on the job when court opened
the next morning and remained un
til his job was done. It is under
stood that Judge Stevens ordered
that he be paid for a task well
done. He is a bright youngster and
told the writer that "I'll be in Miss
Wallace's room next year". 'Mrs.
Joe Wallace, Kenansville). Mrs.
Wallace will find pleasure in the
part to be play by her in the mould
ing of the man he is to be. As the
twig is bent, so grows the tree.
When court convened on Friday
morning the State began its pres
entation of evidence. On Friday
eight witnesses testified as to what
they knew regarding the acts of
the Pinyatello brothers and Harry
Anderson which culminated in the
shooting and death of Harry Ander
son. On Saturday the State called
fifteen witnesses. Fourteen of these
were used as character witnesses to
prove a good character - which had
been questioned by the defense -of
the State's main witnesses. The
last witness called was Mrs. Harry
Anderson, who was sworn as a wit
ness by Judge Stevens. Under di
rect examination by Hugh Dortch,
of Goldsboro, Mrs. Anderson testi
fied that she and Harry Anderson
were married in 1937. That she hasJ
five children, 3 girl? and two boys.
That on the day of the shooting
Harry left home about 4 o'clock.
That if he was drinking she didn't
know 't. That she saw Harry In the
Goldsboro Hospital and that he was
dead. That Harry had a pocket
knife. She was then shown a poc
ket knife, by Mr. Dortch, which.
she said, was not Harry's. Another
knife was shown her, which, she
stated, was Harry's, On cross ex
amination by Senator Rivers John
son for the defense she testified
that the relations between Joseph
and Tony Pinyatello and Harry An
derson were friendly. That she is
friendly with the wives of the de
fendants. That Joseph Pinyatello s
wife has two children and that Tony
Pinyatello's wife has two children.
At this point E. Walker Stevens
announced on behalf of the State,
The State rests."
Senator Rivers Johnson then
made a motion for a non-suit. The
motion was denied by the Court,
Exception taken by the defense
Mr. Johnson then announced that
he would present argument as to
the law covering Motion for Non
suit at the opening 'of court on
Court was then adjourned until
Monday at 9:30 A. M. This was at
11:50 A. M. Saturday
In teebnvenlng of court on
Monday Mr. Johnson renewed his
motion for a non-suit in the case
of Tony Pinyatello. Motion denied
and exception taken. He then re
newed his motion for a non-suit in
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' DUPLIN JURY which heard the case against Joseph and Tony Pinyatello is shown above. Thirteenth member of the jury
was sworn in after 351 talesmen had been examined. Members are J. W. Johnson, Island Creek; Simpson Harper, Albertson; B.
F Evans, Magnolia; McKinley Lloyd, Cypress Creek; Henry Quinn, Magnolia; Lloyd C. Jones, Limestone; Joseph Thomas,
Smiths; Neal Pickett, Limestone; John W. Brice, Island Creek; William R. Harper, Albertson; J. M. Harrison, Glisson; Wayne
Quinn, Limestone; and A. G. Sholar, Cypress Creek, the alter- nate. Courtroom photos were made by Goldsboro News-Argus Staff
photographer Bill Futrelle with permission of Judge Henry L.Stevens, Jr., during a court recess.
Seated at the right of the jury at the table are Solicitor J. Abner Barker of Roseboro, E. Walker Stevens of Warsaw and
Col. Hugh Dortch of Goldsboro, prosecution attorneys.
County Draft Board Doing Fine Job
By EMORY SADLER
The Duplin County Draft Board
is moving right along with the reg
istering of those eligibles in the
age limit of the draft. As of Tues
day evening, Sept. 7, 1530 had been
registered. The average has been
about 200 pr day. The members
of the Board, are W. H. (Bill) Fus
sell, of Hose Hill, Chairman; Earl
Wall, of Warsaw, and John Rhodes,
of the' CahiprBeulaville section.
Bernice A. Farrior, of Kenansville,
is Clerk. ' A
Mr. Farrior has asked the writer
to express, the thanks of the Board
and himself for the fine voluntary
help given by all who nave partici
pated. There hfive been nine young
ladies from Wallace, four from
Rose Hill, and. six Kenansville resi
dents who have performed the
duties as registrars. In addition to
these the young ladies working in
the court house offices have given
generomJy of their help. Mr. Wil
lhrd Hoff!er, Mayor cf Wallace, has
been very active in finding and
sending to Kenansvi'.ie those wno
have come from Wallace, as was
Mr. Daiia.; Herring, Mayer of Rose
Hill. Mr. O. P. Johnson, County
School Supt., and Mr Faison Mc
Gowen, County Auditor, of Ke
nansville, have been instrumental
in securing the assistance of the
local residents and together with
the other County Officers have wil
lingly leaned their clerks and
stenographers to help in the fine
job beiiiR done.
List Of Persons In Kenansville Who
Donated To Fight Against Polio
The Story of the "Pageant Of Duplin"
Will Soon Begin; Byrd Given Go-Ahead
Sam Byrd, noted author and play
wright, has been given the go-ahead
on writing, producing and directing
a play "The Pageant of Duplin".
which will be given in Kenansville
or Warsaw some time early next
fall in commemoration of the 200th
Anniversary of Duplin County. A.
T. Outlaw, Register of Deeds, is
chairman of the directing commit
tee. It is expected that possibly
25,000 people will be attracted to
the show. Mr. Byrd has made ar-
We don't know the composer.
Genevieve Maxwell of Huron, S D.
sent in the following. We like it.
The Monkey's Viewpoint
Three monkeys sat in a cocanut tree
Discussing things as they're said to
be. Said one to the others, "Now,
listen you two, there's a certain
rumor that can't be true - That
man descended from our noble
race. The very idea; It's a dire dis
grace. No monkey ever deserted
his wife, starved her baby and
ruined her life; and you've never
known a mother monk to leave her
baby with others to bunk, or pass
them on from one to another, 'til
they hardly know who is their
mother; and another thing you will
never see. a monk build a fence
around a cocanut tree and let the
cocanuts go to waste, forbidding all
other monks a taste. Why, if I put
a- fence around this tree, starvation
would force you to steal from me.
Here's another thing a monkey
won't do - go out at night on go on
a stew; or use a gun, a club or knife
to take some other monkey's life.
Yes, man descended, "the ornery
cuss," but Brother He didn't de
scend from us.
Cletus Brock, Editor of the Mt.
Olive Tribune, is beginning to ap
proach the Genius in so far aa his
selections are concerned. He re
cently found the following. Here
it is. It's a little lengthy but worth
reading as he expressed it in bis
column. "The Mouth-piece". ,
This columnist nearly got caught
short this week, and for the usual
reason lack of planning. But
something caught our eye in read
ing the American Press, the other
day, and we think it shows that
newspaper folk are human, after
So the majority of this column
is hereby turned over to Mathias
P. Hairpin of the Rhode Island
Pilot, West Warwick, R. I., who is
wiser in the ways of newspapering
also expresses best those times of
discouragement that comes to all
of us at times. He recounted woes
in his regular column this way:
"It's easy to publish a news
paper . . . You never get tired.
v.. i, ii i. . fi i- .i ii ii n 1 1 -1 n 'i , i in V,.,,r
rangements with his publishers to i , , . . . ; .
. . .. .,.., head is always clear. You re al-
print the pageant in book form
He will take a three months leave
of absence from his professor chair
in the College of Charleston, S. C.
and come to Duplin to produce
and direct the show. It may equal
"The Lost Colony". The Times
will keep you informed on developments.
National Recognition Given Duplin
County Jersey Cattle Breeder
Below yoli "Will find a list of
persons who donated money ro
pay for the DDT dusting by plane
in the fight to help oust Polio:
The following donated 9100
each, Messrs. Pery Price, W. J.
Pickett P. It. Stephens, Stokes
Westbrook, C. W. Wsgstaff, Elmore
Bell, J. R. Grady, A. C. Holland,
Cleveland Mathis, Paul Ingram,
Robert Williams, McKoy Kennedy,
Joe Carlton, Col., C. L. Nicholson,
W. J. Sitterson, C. B. Sitterson,
Wm. Ingram, A. R. Bland, A. Q.
Brinson, John' Byrd, I.J. Dobson,
Cnrbett Byrd, J. L. Williams, H.
Phillips, E. V. Vestal, Willie Quinn,
Henry Moore, Sr Tun Middleton,
R. W. Johnson, G. F. Brown, B. B.
Williamson, Henry Moore, Jr., J.
C. McLendon, Leo Jackson; Miss
Mary Cooper; Mesdames J. G. Mor
rison, R. W. Burgess, Ronnie Bash
inger, Thad Jones, Mattie Sadler,
I. C. Burch; Rev. Lauren Sharpe;
Duplin Times, Duplin Mercantile
Co., Kenansville Drug Co.
Mr. Oliver J. Stokes and Mr. C.
E. Quinn each donate $2.00 to the
cause bringing the total donations
Royal Volunteer Fairy 1201573,
a registered Jersey cow owned by
George Johnson, Wilmington, has
completed a production record of
13,797 pounds milk and 682 pounds
butterfat which has qualified her
for the Gold Medal award of The
American Jersey Cattle CluK
Volunteer Fairy's record was
made on 305 day actual production
at the age of 10 years and 8 months.
All her tests were verified by both
the University of North Carolina
and The American Jersey Cattle
In compiling this record she
produced more than three times
as much butterfat as the average
Faison Land Owners Agree to Give
Lani For Experiment Station
Several landowners have offered
land an which to establish a state
test farm for vegetables and auc
tion tvuck crops.
Their efforts came as e torts
ve the state
farmers in Duplin, Sampson, John
ston and Wayne who grow produce
for cash crops.
The Faison Chamber of Com
merce inaugurated the move. At
dairy cow in the United States.
She has also been officially clas
sified for type by The American
Jersey Cattle Club with the high
rating of Very Good.
truck crops grown in this section
annually sell for from 5 to 10 mil
lion dollars and that little re
search on seeds, plant development
and disease control is cairied out.
The State Extension Service and
the State Department of Agricul
ture have agreed to seek funds for
establishing such a farm from the
next General Assembly. H. R. Cates,
is chairman of the committee hand
ling the matter.
Land well suited to the purpose
of such a farm is offered free to
the State in Duplin and in Samp
son, inspection of available sites
is expected to be made in the next
Since its formation in 1936 the
North Carolina Farm Bureau has
been "out in front" in every for
ward-looking movement undertak
en to help the farmer. The voice
of the Tar Heel organization has
been - - and continues to be
heard in every matter concerning
In its 12-year record or service
to farmers through sound, active
even militant leadership, the Bu
reau has helped every resident of
Among the foresighted programs
sponsored and developed by the
N. C. Farm Bureau are the Flue
Cured Tobacco Cooperative Stabi
lization Corporation and Tobacco
Associates. Inc. The former was
originated by Farm Bureau lead
ers to guarantee the flue-cured
farmer stable prices for his pro
duct. The wisdom of setting up such
a program is proved by this fact
nearly 300,000 tobacco growers
have joined the corporation at
ways bright as a silver dollar.
Everybody writes in beautiful
letters telling you what a nice
paper you have. Everybody phones
in news. You never have any trou
ble getting paper. Everybody pays
you on time. You never have to
remind people over and over again
that their subscription is due. If
you're late paying a Dill, they say -it's
all right, let it go. You never ,
make people mad at something you
have written or haven't written.
"Your proofreader never makes
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looks nice. The ads are always eye
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You always have pletny of time
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Cletus says: "Well, anyway, we
liked it. Now all you have to do
is "localize" it for. your own par
ticular work and perhaps the de
scription will fit your job at times."
CANADA Aware of Deacon