VOLUME NUMBER SIXTEEN
KENANSYILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12th, 1948
Group cDtaig At Fdssn Last Wcali
B::333S Ksa foiptinnt Station
, Seven Sprints ,
A native son of the Grady Cross
roads section, who la a new County
Commissioner in Wayne, represent
ing the Seven Springs icUon. He
Is a prominent farmer and fertilizer
dealer. , , - .
"Th Pink Hill Milling Company,
oi Pink Hill, have been made an
Approved Custom Mixing Station,
according to an announcement re
ceived by them from the Ralston
Purina Company, St Louis, Mo.
:"We are fully qualified," they
' say, "to render the type of custom
grinding; and mixing service the
Balaton Purina Co. authorize, we
are completely equipped to grind
the farmer's own grains and" mix
. with them a balancer that has been
rnnnii to be practical and economl-
caL By grinding the farmer's own
snA Koionfor it is nossible to in-
r crease the return a nnua
. ' from his grains when he markets
Km fhrnueh his livestock in the
orm of pork, beef, eggs or lilk-"
. 4 - IsS-rLUIU UClMuuv
' be met before they could become
; a. Purina Custom Mixing Station,
, according to them.
Do Ye Heed
1 rw of a total of 1517 live births
in Duplin county in 1947, records
of the state board of health show
that 302 occurred in a hospital and
915 occurred outside a hospital or
in circumstances unknown. This
means that 75.18 of the county's
live births last year occurred with
out benefit of hospital facilities for
" mother and child.
' ' The records further ihow that in
43 counties of the state last year a
majority of the live births occur-
, red outside a hospital, in uie vuie
whole Uie percentage born
offtslde a hospital was 35.17. Among
- the loo counties Duplin ranked
. 82nd in percent of live births that
imui without such facilities.
: A physician Was in attendance at
t,118 of the Duplin births, but 99
'had nniv the attention of a midwife.
In the same year the county had
. tntni nf so infant deaths and
three maternal deaths.
Of the Infant deaths, 21 occurred
in' a hospital and 29 in circum
nes unknown. A physician was
in attendance at 48 of the deaths
and the remaining two nan nq at
tention of a physician.
. ; Of the maternal deaths, one took
nlace in a hospital and two occur
' red outside a hospital. A physician
was In attendance at all of the
deaths. ' ' ';' - '
v. Becords show that Duplin's bud
get for public health service for
"f , " 4947-48 totaled $22,825 or .574 per
"capita. Of this total, local sources
- 'contributed $14,995 6r J77 per
K .capita; the state contributed $2380
or .072 per caiirta; and, $4,950 or
'i7s mr caDita from the federal
. in 1947 there were 39,142 child
ren born- in North Carolina wltft
out the benefit of hospital faculties
for mother and child. Of this num-
ber, 13,805 did not even have the
.attendance ft a physician.
- A birth in such circumstances
".' means undue anxiety, suffering
.and risk of human life.
v.'e need more h"ritais, more
r 51a fret i S'm' r I r
If post-campaign political pro
mises mean anything, this section
of eastern North Carolina ia slated
to have some type of Vegetable ex
periment station in the near tuture.
At a meeting of the Faison Cham
ber of Commerce on Wednesday
evening of Nov. 3, attended by rep
resentatives of Wayne, Duplin and
Sampson counties who are seeling
the station, Congressman Graham
A. Barden, Lt. Gov. L. Y. Ballen
tlne, next commissioner of agricul
ture. State Representative Vivian
Whitfield, Pender county, and Sen
ator B. V. Johnson, Duplin County,
and Dr. R. W. Cummlngs, associate
director of the State Colege exten'
sion service, each pledged their best
efforts towards securing a station,
located somewhere in the tri-county
area, which would deal in vegetable
and truck crop research exclusive
ly. President James H. C. Hill, of
the Faison group, which initiated
the movement, and has pushed it
for the past several months, opened
the meeting and explained its pur
pose, after which he introduced
Mayor L. D. Croome, who wel
comed the visitors.
After the delicious supper, ser
ved by the Faison ladles, Mr. Hill
ntroduced Senator Johnson of war
saw, who acted as toastmaster for
the evening. Senator Johnson then
introduced Lt Gov. L. Y." (Stag)
Ballentine, of Raleigh, who wiU as
sume his new duties as commission
er of agriculture for North Carolina
1 Mr. Ballentine came out in favor
of the proposedexperiment sta
tion to improve agriculture in this
section, and also announced his
Support ior what he termed ."year
around agriculture" in North Caro
lina, He 'ir urged the state's far
mers to work for better marketing
facilities; and said that if he could
raise the standard of living in
North Carolina by making its citi
zenry- conscious of agriculture s
place in state economy, he would
deem his administration successful.
Dr. R. W. Cummlngs, associate
director of the State College Ex
tension 'Service, which would man
and conduct the experiment station,
stated he definitely was in favor of
any research program which .could
be set up in this area, out warnea
his listeners not to expect more
than a sub station here. He outlined
the problems connected with set
tine up any research program
pointing out that all the work in
any program could not poss.Diy dc
done at any one place, but must be
carried wherever the best facilities
were available. '
Dr. Cummlngs admitted the
shortage of facilities in this area,
and said that a request was before
the budget advisory committee for
funds with which to establish the
tyne station needed in this area.
He pointed out that it would have
to be a joint federal-state unaer
taklns. and its establishment would
deDend on federal funas neing
available. : .-.-"!
The evening's next speaker, J,
Vivian Whitfield, of Burgaw, pro
minent farm leader in this section.
and member of the N. C. House oi
ReDresentatives, said he saw no
reason why the station coum noi
faa obtained, but also warned not
to expect a central station He also
touched on the necessity ior a Dei-
ter packaging and marketing pro
gram in. this state to auow yege
table and truck farmers to compete
with other states. He warnea that
until such -'as program j mi veil
underway, all the reseaitH ". the
world would not be worth, a dime,
and the farmer would continue at
the b'ottom of Jhe economic Jadder
. in NorthjCarollna. VT--i
Congress Graham A. Barden, of
New Bern, speaking briefly, said
frs was so d in the value ot researcn
in agriculture, and would do every
thing in h!s power to assure leaerai
participation in the program, ne
urged those seeking the station to
call on Aim whenever he could be
of assistance, and expressed n
pleasure.that the group had mad
such progress In obtaining me sta
Boy Scouts Meet In Warsaw
Plan Camp-nee llov. 13-14
The Tuscarora Council Boy
Scoat executive board met Friday
night In Warsaw with J. C. Thomp
son, Jr. In charge ,bf arrangements.
Roy M. Purser, presided.
L. O. Branch, council commission
er, stated that troops are planning
their work a year in advance.
S. C. Baddour reported on Samp
son county activities, including a
Court of hondr and final plans for
the councll-wlde camp-o-ree to be
held In Clinton on November 13-14.
Clyde Rich Sampson county fi
nance chairman, stated the county?
wide campaign to raise operating
funds for the council budget vas
Leader training courses, active
courts of honor and plans for at
tending the camp-o-ree were high
lights of E. W. Faries' report on
the Duplin district.
E. L. Woodall, Smlthfleld, and
Glenn W. Grier, representing
Johnston county, gave a report of
need of increased adult interest
and activities. Mr. Grier presented
plans for continuing the program
of developing the number of indi
viduals to be honored in the Camp
Tuscarora Memorial Hall.
Emll Rosenthal, council inter
racial chairman announced an e.
tension of the program for Negro
boys through district training cour ses
for new leaders and other
Scout executive R- L. Wolff sta
ted that Herbert Stucky of the re
gional Boy Scouts office had work
ed in the council In October and
would assist again in December in
regards to council planning for 19
49. Captain Bob MacCauley. also of
the regional' staff, is to spend about
two weeks in the council in Nov
ember to help with the organization
of senior Scouting.
Mr. Purser appointed commit
teees to develop plans for the an
nual meeting and to draw up a
slate for the 199 officials.
Bob Herring of Rose Hill, lead
ership training chairman, gave a
presentation of -the . fundamentals
of the Boy Scout movement and
showed a- series of slides. Scoin Joe
West of Warsaw played seveial se
lections on the piano.
1 1 r h W'l API 1
IN THE STAR - NEWS Nov. 5
By John Sikes
Maybe It's Time We Made
A Little History Right Now
Rather Than Digging In Past
EXPERIMENT STATION PROMO
TERS The seven gentlemen pic
tured above each made promises of
doing their best to provide this
section of eastern North Carolina
with a vegetable experiment station,
when they met with the Faison
..Chamber of Commerce Wednesday
evening oi lasl week. Seated, loll
to right, thev are Congress Giahaiii
A Barden. New Hern; Roy dues
Faison. chairman of i three-couniv
committee the stat.on; Lt. Go. 1.
Y Ballentine. Raleigh, next "uni
missioner of agriculture; and Iji. K.
W Cumminas. Raleigh, asjocaU
director State College extension
service Standing. Vivian Whitfield,
Burgaw. stale representative; Riv
ers .Johnson. Warsaw attorney and
member of the Legislature; and
J mos II. C. Hill, president of the
Faison organization. Photo by
j Clntus Brock.
Jurors Civil Superior Court Dec, 1948
KENANSYILLE. Nov. 4. In a
few days or weeks or months i
hope to unfold for you a plan that
Robert Grady pronounced Grail-
dy Is spear-heading, so to speak, to
give Duplin County some Kino u
historic pageant line raui ween
gave to Roanoke Island ana win-
we might have?
It's plain down mean to dq so cal
loused to the Past as to wonder if
we shouldn't, mercenarily perhaps,
pay more attention to making a
little history right at the moment.
For example and this is an
old tune I've been playing and it
Loyd Taylor, G. W. Lanier, B. W.
Groves, Mrs. C. H. Heain, Carl
Whitfield, Paul Pate, Sud.e Farrior,
Jeff D. Outlaw, W. W. Woodcock,
Paul Johnson, Willie E. Outlaw,
Elbert H.-Southerland, Will Frede
rick, McCoy Summerlln, 3. J. Mor
ris, G. P. Kint, Elmer Goodson,
L. Page. Jerri' Teachey L. II.
Southerland J. J. Brown, Edwin
Usher. Elmer Swinson. C. L. Hrown.
J. E Sloan W. L. Walters. Alma
Pierce, A. L Brown. Levi Uaivpy.
J. H. Mallard. J. Tate Harrell, Mrs.
Annie Barwlck. C J. Brinson, Wal
ter Powell, and Carl Teachey
. .. . iiMir mm P3 nuuuicaaiu r-
UC,D lb rr mj, "
' Brother Grady edits the Duplin
Times here in the county's seat of
government. He's so much interest
ed -in the oast Rlory of the county
that he's in touch with any number
of dramatic writers and drivers In
to history who might come up wim
snmethlna like Green' "The Lost
we erow a necx oi a 101 oi sm
berries in Duplin County. We grow
a lot of the same around;, Chad-
hniirn in Columbus. But what nap-
pens? The strawberries are bought
from this section raw and hauled
to heck and gone some place else
and processed frozen or canneo,
etc. and eventually shipped back
intn this section for retail sale. The
same cycle applies to almost all
other kinds of proclUC2 grown
Personally. I'm all for lt. There
i little doubt but that tne ureeni J!4 . .....in't
opus on Roanoke island has done w .rtodrTam up some-
more-to turn tne mougn .- -,"" ;t ghow Dresent-day Du-
tlon -toward the earo r major, -.-5 now" comparatively
Nortftuaroiina xnan ; ' it wouU be t0 work out a sys
-- - -- , , . lJ..c.M
including the Wright uromers
it almlane flicht at Kitty Hawk,
I haven t the sligntesx nouon jui
uht, thme Brother Grady expects
to Inspire tne writers uevuuro
mm -than somewnai uini"
with tha earlier days of the county.
t iot fioiirpcl that we. over nere in
1 flM, MB" - .
Duplin,, were so mucn concem
.ith maVinir strawberries, tobacco,
cucumbers, corn and the like that
.... AiAn' have time for digging in-
. n.t and making a lot of folks
outside the county love us for what
we were back in the olden golden
? . Ha that Brother Grady ana
his writers, will set forthtiut this
.aiiv was Indian country in tne
ear"cr days and that Tuscarorw
1 an back and forth through our po
.n,rn. bnri unTands as unconcerned
as we plough a field in this day and
It also may be that Editor Grady
J F Whalev. G. S. Blackmore,
Alex Judge. Earl Williams, Edward 1
Bland, J. A. Swinson, J. L. Whit- 1
field. Peter Pickett. Jr., K. C. Wil
son. Rutus Can-. Asnley Kennedy,
T (J. Herring. I.. I! .Shiver, S. R.
Lanier, Freelv snr.lli. Alonza Pale,
Owen Wha'ev. VV. H. Brown, Rich
ard A. Smith. E V. Vestal, George
Lanier. John H. iJixon, Koland
Thomas. Vance Basiien, Cyrus Ba
chelor, J. M. Brown. C. A. UOdDOia,
Henrv D. Brinson. Mrs. Isabelle
P Faison. L. D. Sheffield, Manly
A Carr. Roy L. Dunn, R. C. Hen
derson. D. D. Herring, David Foun
tain, and S. A. Blizzard.
Jurors County Court December 1948
Jurors for the December term of
County Court are a;i follow:
James C. Stevens, Miss Margaret
Colwell, Jonas Edwards, ordon a.
Thigpen, Emmett J.ickson, M. .1.
Blizzard, M. G. Smith, W. B. Know-
loc .T Alvns Powell. Dave Mercer. 1 sun
G. W Miller, Claude R. Rouse. El- I
mer Weston. R. D. Merrill, C. b.
Orr Harrv Mathis, James Whit
field, W. E. Brady, W. T. Hanchey,
John Calvin Qurganus. S. E. Caven
augh, Lawton Baker, Whilnev JTo
blev, J T. Frederick. P.t.1 Cood-
I c,,n anrl M T fjradv.
Well. John Sikes, secretary of the .
Wallace Chamber of Commerce, has
finally got him a spouse. I doubt
that he has honestly let his wife
know his age.
John is a great writer ana a .
great p-0r.1if.er. He has an unlimited .
flow ot words in his vocabulary. '
We wisn lor him ma'.y happy,
Returns ;n the future.
We a.-e i;oing to count on him a ;
rcat deal in putting over our
pageant. It is such fellows as he
whom we can depend upon to as
I The IVieant can 1 fail if the
I peopTe ol Duplin will oack it up
' and we Know they will.
Sam Bvrd has something great
and we can depend upon him. His
soul and heart are in it.
Armistice Day In Warsaw
oonnnmv irt which industry
and -sericulture would mesh ther
interests right here ana now m .
midst? , ...
You'll forgive me nror.ner u'w.
but i;d a whole 101 hiu
here by the courtnouse ami wc
dences of a lot 01 ms -
actual making than be caught up
And -there ain't nobody who
loves to play Tuscarow 1 Indians and
Knights of the Round Table any
more than I.
The Duplin Times
Kenansville, N- v
Sne Lions Club met on
has : in mind something about Wednesday night the 10 of Noveta
time Lord DuP". J.fy'.8"? ber at the Kenansville High School
a olsunct aristocratic ungc w 1 ., prior to the ousinesa
nmrtr nt the woods. - , . I ctoi- cerved a delloiOUS
ftnt. while aareelng to the re-:.. . ft the members of
motest historic touch Editor Grady '"1 r,nb
wishes to give the section ana re- u Garland King gave minutes
Joiclng whole-heaitedly with him ,,! report. Plans were
about the oast glories, I wonder if . , turkey shooting match
m ,a tm U. niwiAe I UiHuw - - - 1
to be held on Saturday, wovemoer
Monday we received a com
munication from a reader,
postmarked Pink HIU. We are
dad to publish these com
munications but the writer's
' name MUST be signed for se
curity'! sake. We do not nee
' essarily have to publish the
name tf t 9 w" r but we do
rave?-' 1 cr ti-e is.
1 1 s f 1 f " "t
it wnuidn't ha better if his writets
placed a bit more emphasis on wnai
goes on today in our county. And
What might well go on in the bright
Tomorrow. . ' .' J
I'm as sentimental as tne next
one about what happened Yester
day, but I'm afraid my curiosity
about "What'U go on Tomorrow u-
percedes my hankering to 1011 in
the gloriee of Yesteryear. '
1 And, since I'm maKing wis
pretty much oplonated, I wonder
if r';;ht now is the time to pay so
,if.h lavish tribute ti bygones.
Cr ' Vt we better go In for a little
, ,r .,-- Isn't it rV.'Mt
Anyone who could and did not go
to the Warsaw Armistice Day Cele
bration missed something that they
will never again be able to see. Ta
king it all-in-all, I ame of the opin
ion that this was, if not the best,
close to the best of the Warsaw
Celebrations. A crowd estimated at
some 10,000 came to see the color
ful parade and to hear Judge Henry
L. Stevens make an address un-
equaled by any past speaker at
these annual Armistice Day cele
brations. It is usually an easy mat
ter for any writer to pick out cer
tain highlights of a speech and
comment on them, but, Judge Ste
vens' speech was without highlights
it glowed, throbbed and burned
from the first to the last word. It
was at one and the same time a
flehtlne sDeech and a fervent
prayer for peace.
Senator River D. Johnson was
Master of Ceremonies and did the
Job as only Rivers Johnson can. Mr.
Johnson Introduced the Rev. J.
Murphy Smith, of Faison, who gave
the invocation. Mayor A. J. Jenkins
then addressed the gathering wel-
fcomine them to Warsaw. Mr. Jonn-
son then called upon Graham PhiV-
llDS. Commander of the Charles k,
Gain Post No. 127 of the American
Lesion, who also extended a wei
come to those present. Mr. Johnson
Benson. Judge Stevens men spoke
-his worke will long be remembered
by all who heard him.
Prizes were then awarded to
those who won in the parade, lirv.
prize for the best float went to tin
Warsaw Hardware Company, ior a
float depiciting the Raising bf the
Flag on Iwo Jima' . Second prize
to the Girl Scouts' float and third
prize to the float of the Warsaw
Rotary Club. To the children who
inarched in the Pet Parade this
writer can only say ' You were all
perfect". I could not have possibly
decided which was best and am
glad that 1 was not called upon to
make the decision. The judges gave
the prize - a wrist watch, presented
bv Hines Auto Supply C. - to Anne
Straughan and her "Baby Cnrnapo
of Puppies .
U.S. Savings Bonds
To December 11
Spearheaded bv the American Le
! nion a part of its program for ma
king America stronger, a special
i promotion campaign for U. S.
! Savings Bonds began on Armistice
' Dav across the nation.
I orth Carolina's goal by the
year's end is to increase the num
ber oi regular bond buyers on the
Pavroll Savings Plan by 25,000 and
the number of bank depositors n
the Bond-a-Month Plan by 1.500, as ,
the state s pro rata share of the : na
la, ,oa,Ul 1250 000 payroU sa-
nth heeinnlns at 10 a.m. and con
tinuing until 4 p.ra. The shooting
match will be held beside highway
No. 24, M mile east of Kenansville
m tha Ilnnlaville nifUlWay.
UM A U
Committee for snooting raawu
m. nan .mcitson. sflu viv
Stokes, target; D. H. McKay, mark
ing off grounds; Mitchell Allen,
t.,rveva' ; Judees. Oliver Stokes,
vwit Hardv. HaUle Daughtry
Ktecrine Committee, Lacy
Weeks, A. R. Bland, ana u. e.
, , Yours very truly,
z. w. rr--.
- ' - '
The Re. Van Stepehens ol War
saw gave the benediction.
See next week's issue ol the
Times for a more comprehensive
coverage of this dav as Armistice
.. .. 1 tI'Un1l.
next introduced Mrs. Eva Robersofi, Macy uosuc anu r
I cnarcu wiui luiim-an"
a Gold Star Mother, of St. Peters
burg. Fla., who expressed her pleas
ure at being present ana at naving
had the pleasure to march in the
parade. Mrs. Roberson is a nurse
and served in eo oase nospnais cur
ing the wars. She had two sons in
the service one of wmcn was sail
ed in action. Mrs. Roberson was
passing through Warsaw just prior
to the parade and was pursuaded
to remain for the celebration. Mr.
Ed Benson was then recognised as
the member of the American Leg
ion Pot who had secured the most
m pit ' s tfjrirs this years drive
ry, were louna guiuy m coumy
court this week and sentenced to
8 months by Judge Robert West.
It was alleged that they live to
gether in a house rented by Mae
Whaley in the Chinquapin section
of the county. Seeveral witnesses
testified to having seen the defend
ants together on numerous occas
ions and that Macy Bostic s auto
was frequently seen parked in the
yard late at night and until early
morning. Witnesses also testified
to the fact that a 14 year old daugh
ter of Macy Bostic'r lived in the
Our Own Creation
c- Amprican workers
had experience with .
that couldn't pay. A company that
fin danger of folding up is no gd
as an employer. Therefore, the prob
lem facing the boss to Ms etortte
show more income than
is also the problem of thjr workers.
It a business gets on the run Ot
may not want to move to Porto
Start, this indicates that somethtag
taTenoualy wrong. Ten to one. the
Income is not up to tta Wtt!'
bor may have some ot the
A lot of Americans may befooled .
by the seemingly endless bounty of
business. Government, ".Jf 1
pected to give and give and gle.
Yet it doesn't make sense to ex
'peel either ot them to keep on gl
tag forever. Neither government nor
business ever actually creates ja
dollar ot wealth. Each .can give
benefits only out ot that whicbj
receives. By the same, token, our
hie living standards are actually
the products ot our own intelligent
work and continued high produc
Whaley. Testimony by other wit
nesses, tended to show- that Macy
Bostic has a wife from whom he is
separated and that T T.ie V i
-? ,- i v. sV-ned up by Mr.
hne as t!id t e children of Mae