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President-Truman Yill Launch
II. CSfate Fair Tuesday, Oct. 19
; North Carolina's 1848 State Fair,
presenting hundreds of entertaining
and Instructive features, will swing
Into action Tuesday, Oct. 19, wlti
President Truman scheduled to op
en the annual exposition with an
.address on agriculture.
An invitation to visit the fair'
was extended to the President by
Fair ., Manager J. S. Dorton and
Commissioner of Agriculture D. S. ' circus and hippodrome acts will
Coltrane, and was accepted promp-1 intersperse display of fireworks
tly by Mr. Truman. He wiir be the L intersperse each afternoon and
- first President to attend the N. C. night program at the" grandstand.
State Fair since President Theodore ' and a spectacular display of fire
Roosevelt addressed a throng on i works will climax each evening's
the exposition grounds "' In 1905. I
Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke at the
fair When he was Governor of New
York. '' '
- Next week's five-day State Fair
Is expected to draw nearly a half
million visitors if the weather is
' good. Manager Dorton has arranged
the most attractive program ever
offered at the Fair, with a record
breaking number of top-notch ex-
' hibits augmenting a sparkling en
tertainment schedule that promises
Wallace Junior Woman's Club
Hold October Supper Meet
By: Mrs. W.
.The, Wallace , Junior Woman s
Club held their October Supper
meeting In the home of Mrs. Sam
Bloom, with Mrs. W. J. Weatherly,
co-hostess. Fourteen members were
present. Guests for the evening
were Rev. and Mrs. W. W. Hasty.
After dinner Mr. Hasty' spoke on
Communism ; v . its origin; its
meaning; and the threat of it. Mrs.
JL P. Wells presided over the busi
ness - discussion, and ' plans were
made for a tea to be held in the
veary near future.' Hostesses for the
month of November will be Mrs.
W. B. Brlce; 3r, and Mrs"., L-die
Jones. Reports 6f the trip to South
port for the Annual Meeting of
District Eleven of the North Caro
lina Federation of Woman's Clubs
were given by the, President, Mrs.
Jack Potter Wells. .
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' Over 2S0 people ate. Turkey last
Thursday night at the Community
Building in Wallace, when the La-
Wallace To Get
Dr. John D. Messlck, president
of East Carolina Teachers College,
will deliver the feature address at
the Eighth District meeting of thei
North Carolina Congress of Parents
and Teachers at Wallace on Tues
day, Oct 26.
' Mrs. Belton S. Thompson, dis
trict director, annaunced that the
Greenville man bad accepted the
invitation to speak and that other
speakers would include Mrs. Ernest
B. Hunter, State president of Char
lotte and Mrs. J. W. Burke of Glb
tonville, who is executive secretary
of the State organization. The new
field secretary, Miss Genevieve Bra
ton, will also appear on the pro
Registration will be from 9:30 to
10 a.m. at which time the meeting
will get underway.
: The theme of the meeting will be
.United For Youth." This will em
phasize the four-point program of
the national PTA school education
- health - world understanding -parent
and family life. ;
Council .and local j presidents
from nine counties of the district
will be recognized for brief reports.
' The counties In the district are New
Hanover, Columbus, Brunswick:,
Bladen, Pender, Duplin,- Robeson,
Cumberland and Sampson. .
' ' A banner will be presented to the
association navlng the largest at
tendance on mileage basis. :;
!!egro Badly Cut
lf took J5 stitches to close the
knife wounds about the face and
. neck of Dock Rogers, Mt Olive
Negro, following a cutting scrape
with Bert Cox, Smith Chapel Ne-
jrro, in Mt Olive Sunday night
Cox was arrested and put under
a $200 bond following a preliminary
- According to reports the two Ne
rroes were argulr p' o- t v " could
r ox Vi r r i
"something different every day."
Free passes have been distribu
ted to 400,000 school children.
A new carnival - the James E.
Strates Shows - will have SO mod-
rides and clean shows on the
A glittering musical re
vue - Geo. A. Hamid's "Fantasies of
1948" - will be presented nightly
, at the grandstand. A dozen thrilling
, . Some of the nation's leading
speedway drivers will compete on
Saturday in au(o races presented
by the Sam Nunis Speedways under
sanction of the. American Automo
bile Association. -
A new feature each afternoon
and nigfit at the grandstand will
be a State Fair Folk Festival pre
sented by Bascom Lamar LunsfoPd
and offering a large variety of folk
dances and music.
dies of the Eastern Star gave their
Annual Benefit. A fine time was
certainly had by all, and the food
was delicious. Senator Clyde R.
Hoey was present, and spoke to
the gathering. He was in Wallace
as the guest of Dr. and Mrs. John
Wednesday night was family nite
at the Wallace Presbyterian Church
where a covered dish supper was
enjoyed before the Evening. Prayer
Cub Scouting will get underway
this week in Wallace, to begin the
1948-49 Season. This is a project in
its infancy', having only been start
ed last March. Many really good
times fere had by Cubs and their
families before'the polio ep'demic
called a halt Many interesting ac
tivities are being planned for these
boys, ages nine to twelve.
. The following cases were dispos
ed of in County Court Monday and
Tuesday of this week
James H. C. Hill, charged with
drunken driving and operating a
motor vehicle without a license;
fined $25 and cost.
Perry Kelly, charged with drunk
en driving; found not guilty.
Willie Merritt, charged with care
less and reckless driving; fined $10
, Dallas Rhodes, charged with reck
less driving and ADW; case nol
prossed. Linnie Davis, driving without a'
license during a period of revoca
tion; 6 months, suspended upon
payment of $200 and cost.
James Kelly, reckless ana care
less driving and causing property
damage; allowed to pay cost of
court and $623 damage to Floyd
Roland A. Graham, disorderly
conduct; $10 and cost
Alfred Gibson,' driving drunk;
given 6 months, suspended upon
payment of $20 and cost
Alfred Moore, possession of non
tax paid whiskey for the purpose of
sale; case nol-prosed. -
- Tere will be a service of music
at the Warsaw Methodist Church
on Sunday, Oct 17, at 7:30 p. m.
with Miss Nell Bruckhaus at the
organ, and under her direction
there will be choir selections, solos,
and organ music. Guest soloist will
be Mr. E, B. Peterson, The public
is cordially invited. - r ' M'J
Services will be held at the Ke-
nansville r " t Church Sunday,
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un an aicernoon in August, wnue
sitting at the front table in the
Beulaville Soda Shoppe, Misses Ra
mona Batchlor of Beulaville and
Elizabeth Ann Lanier of Burling
ton, who at the time, was visitin:;
her grandmother, Mrs. Ida A La
nier, and uncle, owner of the Soda
Shoppe, Winifred Lanier, originat
ed the idea of voluntarily raising
money for polio victims to be sent
to the North Carolina Branch of
the National Foundation of Infant
Kali Dept. Store
Arthur Apple, manager of Katz
Department Stores in Wallace and
Warsaw, was host to the personnel '
of both stores Wednesday evening
when he entertained them at a din
ner party at "Margaret's Oyster
Roast" near Wilmington. Those en
joying the hospitality of Mr. Apple
from Warsaw were Mr. and Mrs.
Simon Katz, Ed Harriss, Mesdames
Maggie Chambers, George Hopkins,
and Misses Doris Costin, Mar -ry
Thomas, Geraldine Whialey and
Lillian 'Sandlin and Bradley Katz.
7-Springs P. T. A. To
"The Old Maids Club," a pro
gram sponsored by the Ssven
Springs P-T-A, will be prese ited
Friday, October 22, at 8 p. m. at the
Seven Springs (School. .Among
those, taking part are Mesdames
C. B. Dale, G. M. Maxwell, Mark
Herring, W. E. Bizzell, Walter Creel
Harold Smith, Robert Lunch, J. O.
Waters,: Gordon Price and Eugene
John West Arrives
1st Lt John L. West, whose wife,
Mrs. Mildred D. West lives on Rt.
1, Magnolia, has recently arrived on
the Isthmus of Panama via military
"'litv West has been assigned to
duty with the 903rd Anti Aircraft
Artillery Automatic Weapons Bat
talion at Fort Amador,. Canal Zone,
on the Pacific side of the Isthmus.
This is Lt. West's second tour of
duty on the Isthmus, and during
the war he served in the Asiatic
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18 Dupliniles Get
Duplin County Draft . Board has
.mailed classification cards to 18
men, it was reported. They have
given notice to report for pre-in-
ductlon on October 13 at the Draft
Board Office in Kenansville.
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ile Paralysis by donators pasting
money on the table and writing
names below. At that time the polio
epidemic was at its peak, and
everyone who entered the Soda
Shoppe was interested by the table
of money, and in this manner, the
voluntary donators, with the maj
ority consisting of teen-agers, rais
ed nine dollars in coins, dua g
five days from Monday through
Taylor; Draftee -Committs
William C. Taylor, 24, who recent
ly received his draft card, shot and
fatally wounded himself early on
Tuesday- evening at his home at
Beulaville, Route 2.
He died in the Onslow County
Hospital in Jacksonville about 9:30
the same evening.
Coroner Talbert Jones said the
wounds wen self-inflicted.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs.
C. W. TaylCi". No definite reason
could be le, rned for the act, al
though it was stated that only a
few, days ago he received his Select
ive Service card classifying him as
eligible for the draft.
He was said to have crawled un
der the house and shot himself in
the left breast with a shotgun.
Warsaw Man Killed
In Plane Crash
Lawrence Paul Stanley, Jr. 20,
of Warsaw, died within a few min
tes after being admitted to the
Dunn Hospital from a plane crash
yesterday morning. The crash of
the three-passenger Piper Cub oc
curred! two miles northwest of
Erwin when the low-flying plane
nose dived, into a tobacco field
Stanley, who was piloting the
plane, had as companions John H.
Johnson, Jr. 17, and Alton O'Quinn.
Jr. 26, both of Erwin. All three
were employed by the Erwin Cotton
Johnson was killed instantly and
O'Quinn died about two hours later,
The plane was owned by Willie
Glover's River View Flying Ser
vice at Erwin and had been rented
to Stanley for a local flight
Husband Held In
Ruby Austin, Negro woman of
816 S. George street in Goldsboro,
is dead and her husband, Leroy Au-
tional Guard, Warsaw, has a posi
tion waiting for the man who can
fill it. It is that of Administrative
Assistant; base pay $2600.00; inter
mediate $2710.00 and the maximum
$2975.00. The maximum pay rate
can be attained in nine months. Ap
plicants must be members of the
National Guard, be capable of typ
ing 35 words per minute and will
draw National Guard pay Ia addi
tion t t' -v j'-ove. Irydu are in-
r- f'nv- arr'y to
The Duplin District Boy Scout
Leaders Roundtable training sess
ionwas held in the Legion Hut in
Warsaw Tuesday night of Oct. 12
Leaders from Troop 48, Faison; 47,
Hallsville; 45, Rose Hill; 35, Wal
lace; 43, Magnolia; and Troop 20
of Warsaw attended.
A barbecue supper had been ar
ranged by Scoutmaster Lee Brown
of Warsaw. Earl Faires, District
Chairman, welcomed the group.
Bob Herring of Rose Hill, i - , ud
the objectives for fall and winter
sessions and urged all to attnd
each monthly meeting.
W. M. Craven, Field Scout Exe
cutive had charge of the program.
A complete display of camping lit
erature and equipment was on ex
hibit. Methods of sewing, attaching
fly-stays and grommets as well a3
water-mildewing and fire-proofing
A (raining film yon "Patrol and
Troop Camping" was shown with
a discussion concerning all phases
of camping and other outdoor acti
vities. Games and songs completed
R. L. Wolff, Scout Executive, dis
cussed the Council-Wide Camporoe
to be held in Clinton the week end
of November 14. The next Round
table is to be held in the Commun
ity Bunding, Wallace on Tuesday,
LACY WEEKS SAYS
AUSTRIAN WINTER PEAS
Austrian winter peas should be
planted as soon as possible for win
tercover crop. There ar'e farmers
in the county who have increasad
their corn yields .a much as 30
bushels per acre b irning under
a good growth of winu r peas prior
to planting their corn in the spring.
Fertilizer dealers tells us that the
supply of nitrogen will continue
to be short during 194.'T'iis makes
it even more important that these
peas be grown on as much corn
land as possible in Duplin county.
Rufus Best, Faison, N. C. pro
duced 82.1 bushels of corn per
acre this year following a good
crop of Austrian Winter Peas turn
ed last spring with only 600 pounds
of 6-8-6 and 200 pounds of Calnitro
enneth Blanchard of Wallace
produced 80.9 bushels per acre with
425 pounds of 5-7-5 and 200 pounds
of 7-7-7, following a gold crop of
These along with many other
farmer experiences in the county
indicate that the nitrogen gain from
austrian winter peas add in the
economical production of corn.
stin, is in Wayne county jail charg
ed with murder. Officers termed
the killing as extremely brutal. A
knife and axe had been used in the
Police were called at 9:48 p.m.
on Wednesday evening to go to the
Austin home to investigate a dis
turbance. The murder had already
A trail of blood from the Austin
home ran across a back lot over
Davis street and into a potato patch
about 30 feet from the street. There
the body was found. Two stab
wounds in the back and one in the
chest and a crushed head were list
ed as causes of death.
Blood was reported found in all
three of the rooms of the house
on the bed, walls and floor and in
the back yard. Part of the woman's
brains were foun in the back yaid.
Officers reported that Austin ad
mitted the slaying. They quoted the
Negro as saying an argument ended
in the slaying.
Radio Too Fast
Radio's speed was too -much for
a Calypso Negro, James Yelverton.
A car allegedly stolen by Yel
verton in Goldsboro about 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday night was recovered
near Richmond, Va. about three
Yelverton and the car are both
in custody of the Federal Bureau
of Investigation in the Virginia
capital. The car was found on the
Petersburg turnpike' by Virginia
State Police, who had heard the
North Carolina- Highway Patrol's
radio message, Goldsboro police
had notified the patrol of the theft.
Car is the property of Leroy Gray
Of route one Goldsboro. It was
parked on the west side of North
Center Ptrert in Goldsboro when
OCTOBER 15th, 1948
Hubert Phillips Is Named
Organizer For Duplin Y. D. C.
Appointment of H. E. Phillips,
Judge. Kenansville, N. C, as YDC
Organizer for Duplin County, Third
Congressional District, has been an
It's Mullet Time, Fishermen
It'h mullet time down here, and
fishermen who catch everything
from the finest of shrimp to the
tastiest of mackeral are enjoying
their favorite dish.
"Mullet fishing," says Tony Sea
mon, "is kind of like licker drink
ing, it sort of grows on you." People
who can make two or three times ab
much money party-fishing, or car
pentering, or bricklaying are de
serting their pursuits to go oi't on
the beach and gamble with thr
mullet runs. Tony had a stern boy
working for him one year who was
making around $8 a day, the most
he ever made in his life, but he up
"What's the matter? Aren't you
making enough money?" Tony ask
ed. The boy squirmen a little and
finally said: "Well, yes; but today I
Top-flight Democratic orators are
ringing the rafters from mountains
to the sea this week.
In addition to appearances at four
Congressional District rallies in the
eastern half of the State, party
leaders have these major engage
ments: Monday - Governor nominee
Kerr Scott at Troy at 8 p.m., and
U. S. Senator nominee J. M. Brou
ghton at Laurinburg at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Senator Clyde R. Hoey
at QtfJkesdale at 6:30 p.m.; Brough-
There will be an excursion to the
State Fair in Raleigh, N. C. on lues
day, October 19th for the benefit
of Duplin County Negro families.
Agriculture exhibits of all kinds as
well as demonstration) and amuse
ments too numerous to mention.
The day will be climaxed with an
afternoon appearance of the Presi
Dr. Caldwell Succeeds Jerritt
As Head Of American Red Cross
Dr. H. W. Colwell, of Wallace,
has been appointed Acting Chair
man of the Duplin County Chapter
of the American Red Cross. Dr.
Colwell has been Vice-Chairman,
Fall Achievement Day Be Held
Here On October 21st
1 By HILDA CLONTZ
Fall Achievement Day will be
held in Kenansville Court Room on
October 21, at 2:30 P. M. Won't you
urge your club members to be pres
ent? Send your sheet with the club
score on it to Mrs. M. L. Outlaw, Jr.
Seven Springs, N. C. Mrs. Outlaw
will give the award for highest
score for year taken from the scores
that she received. The County ,Coun
cil voted, to give an award of $10. CO
to the Club with the highest score.
Please send me a copy of your
club report. List in this report a
summary of the accomplishments
found in the back pf the book, and
Two VA Employes
Slain By Veteran
Buffalo, N. Y. A disabled vet
eran shot and killed two Veteran
Administration employes in their
office yesterday with a German
The gunman, identified as Ber
nard W. Lenbits, 47, of Buffalo, re-'
portedly told detectives he became
angry over: failure to receive a
pension. ? ;'; !
According lo police, Newton A.
Jacobs, about 40, chairman of the
VA rating board. was seated in the
office when Lenbits shot him four
times in die chest after asking for
information. - '
Emmett S. Crowe .about 60, a
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nounced by Bedford W. Black,
'State Organizer for the Young
Democratic Clubs of North Care-.
I seed more mullet lumping than X
ever saw before; and I want to go
mullet fishing." ' .
Mullet are caught mostly from
the beach, with maybe 50 men han
dling a net. A good catch os 20,000"
pounds, and it will sell for from 12
to 14 cents a pound.
Most people like them corned, r
and once properly salted down they .
are "the country ham of the sea.' -In
brine kegs on the back porciv
they will keep all winter. For cook
ing, take them out of the brine be-!
fore going to bed and let them soak
all night in pletny of water. Next
morning, roll'em in cracker crumbs,
fry in hot fat until almost crisp.
Some people, after soaking, hang
them in a paper bag (with holes
punched in it) for a day to dry out.
Spreads Over State
ton at Bayboro at 8 p.m.
Thursday - Scott at Tabor City
Yam Festival at 1 p.m. and Pine. :
hurst at 6 p.m.; Broughton at Lenoir
at 8 p.m.; Secretary of State Thad
Eure at Rocky Mount at 7 p.m.
Friday - Secretary of the Army
Kenneth Royall at Williamston at
3 p.m.; Scott at Durham at 0 p.m.;
Broughton at Waynesvllle.
Saturday - Broughton at Leaks
ville, Scott at Goldsboro at 10:30 :
dent ofthe United States, President
Truman. All persons without trans
portation should contact your coun
ty home agent or farm agent or
your neighborhood leader immedi
ately. The bus will leave Kenans- .;
ville at 7:30 A.M. stopping in War
saw for 15 minutes.
and now assumes the duties of Mr.
J. E. Jerritt who was Chairman un
til recently when he moved vo New
Bern to i ccept s position wita the
tell of the outstanding work the ;
club has done during the past year, v
We are very anxious for as many
clubs as possible to have exhibits
at the meeting. The exhibits will .
be set up in the Agricultural Build- .
ing. The Teachey Club will be in
charge of these. I suggest that you
bring card tables for your exhibite
or anything that you will need that
is easy to bring.
Looking forward to one of the ;
best Achievement Day meetings
we have ever had.
Hilda L. ClonU i
Home Demonstration Agent
was shot as he entered the office
Other employes called the po
lice who overpowered the killer, v
At police headquarters Lenbits
was asked if he was suffering front'
war wounds, he replied "Everybody
is trying to wound me. They won't
give me my pension. -
Police said the veteran was in
highly nervous condition.
There will be a Halloween Car
nival, given by the Kenansville
School at the H:,"h School -rium
on Fris" ye -' : ' '