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VOLUME NUMBER SIXTEEN
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19th, 1948
M .i j i n i t
. - (As reported In Tuesday'!
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Condition of O'Berry Beaman,
: .17, Faison Negro, shot last Thurs
day night by Duplin Sheriff Ralph
Jones as the officer and four depu-
.lies attempted to quell a disturb
ance at a cafe-store near the Falson
Negro school was described by
Goldsboro hospital attaches Tues
day as "fairly well". Beaman was
shot several times.
: Albert Wright, 27, was described
as in fair condition. He is being
treated for a shot through his foot,
supposedly suffered at the same
s .time. ."
Four Negroes of five arrested
that night are awaiting trial In
Duplin superior court on' charges
of assault 'with deadly " weapons.
. Sheriff Jones said he also had war
rants for Beaman and Wright.
' . Sheriff Jones gave the following
version of the event to Bob Grady,
' - editor of the Duplin Times: .
' About 11 p.m. a telephone opera
tor in Faison called with a message
there was "serious trouble": there.
' The Sheriff dressed and went to
: the, carnival .grounds at Warsaw
- where he rounded .up Deputies Hour
. aton, Smith, Wagstaff and Byrd and
. went to Faison.
: When the officers went' in the
" store-cafe there were about 50 per
sons there apparently in a drunken
brawl. One woman was putting on
a scene and all the men appeared
. to be crazed by her act. Beaman
appeared to be one of the more
' , boisterous. Sheriff Jones said he
walked up to Beaman and tqld him
, . he was under arrest. Beaman then
Jumped up on an ice chest and was
flashing a knife. A number of the
others had rifles and knives.
' Sheriff Jones had been told after
his arrival that three shots had
been fired, from outside before the
officers arrived. Another shot from
"!6utalde barely missed the sheriff,
the officer said. '
- , .Beaman, still standing on the ice
chest stuck the open knife in his
- pocket. Sheriff Jones said he went
up to him with his'pjjtol in his
' hand and asked Beaman to take
his hand out of his pocket. Beaman
refused and Sheriff Jones said he
shot at the pocket, knocking the
knife out and severing the thumb,.
. third and fourth fingers of the right
hand. Beaman then jumped down
and started at the sheriff. One of
the deputies clubbed Beaman over
the head but he still advanced. The
Sheriff said he shot again low in
. the left side, jteaman kept- advan
cing when the sheriff had backed
,- to the door, announced he was go
ing to shoot to kill if Beaman ad
vanced further. Beaman continued
- and the sheriff fired again but did
' r nt know where he hit him. ;
The sheriff said he and his de
puties had taken one Army rifle in
- the crowd. He said they could have
arrested 50 .had there been more
Beaman and Wright were brought
. to the Goldsboro Hospital. Wright
. was reported so disorderly at the
. hospital that he was sent, to the
' Goldsboro jail for the night to sober
,' up after a bandage had been ap
plied to his foot. He was taken
hack to the hospital Friday.
19 Months Old
Child Dies From
- David Allen McDonald, age 19
months, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. G.
McDonald of Warsaw died in Me
morial Hospital in Kinston late on
Wednesday afternoon of Nov. 10
after having drank rat poison at his
home that morning. :- f - ..-,
Funeral services were held on
Saturday afternoon at-the Quinn
McGowan Funeral Home at 3:00
o'clock by Rev. G. Van Stephens,
pastor of the local Baptist Church.
Burial was in Pinecrest Cemetery.
He is survived by his parents,
his maternal grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. D. J. Hubbard and A. A. Mc
Donald of Wellesby Hill, Mass, '
: Eugene Middleton, stewardsman,
VZX, son of Mrs. Bessie Middleton
f Kenansville, is rvij aboard
c ane tendor t. J t "uwich
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Of Craven County-
Annie Mae Kenion, a former
member of the faculty of Kenans-
ville Colored High Schhool, has re
cently been appointed Supervisor
of the Negro Schools of Craven
County and will have her head
quarters in New Bern.
She holds a B.S. degree from
Fayettevllle State Teachers Col
lege; a graduate grammar grade
"A" Certificate; an Elementary
Principal's Certificate; a Master of
Arts degree, in Education front-Atlanta
University;, and a Master of
Science degre hi Public Health
Education from N. C. College. A
scholarship of $2,000 was-granted
her by the.eneral Education Board
to. study in the field of Public
Health in 1946. She has taught in
schools in both Duplin and Onslow
counties, serving as both principal
and teacher. Before her recent ap
pointment she was employed as a
Critic teacher in the Newboldr
Training School, State Teachers
College, Fayettevllle. For several
months she worked in the VA Pro
gram of Kenansville Colored High
School, , and during the summer
school session at .Florida Normal
and Industrial College, St. Augus
tine, Fla. as an instructor in the
Field of Education. ; .
She is a member of the First
Baptist Church of Warsaw, Super
visor pi the BTU of the Kenans
ville Eastern Association; Record
ing Secretary of the Sunday School
Convention; a member of the Am
erican Association of University
Professors; and is a member of the
State and National Teachers As
sociation. Her address is 411 George
St. New Bern, N. C.
I THINK that since the national
election all pollsters, prognostics-
tors, etc., are in very bad standing -but,
fools rush where angels fear to
tread. This writer is, going to fore
cast that on next Saturday there
will be one of the most thrilling
football games of the year played
at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill
between Carolina and .the Duke
"Blue Devils": Undefeated Caro
lina will be there with a fine
team to keep its record clean and
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Messrs. Justice, Rogers and Com
pany will fight to the last moment
of play. It is only natural that Caro
lina will start the game a heavy
favorite to win. However, any bets
I take will be very carefully con
sidered and If I bet on Carolina
I'll give away no points - not one.
I saW a crippled Duke team play
Wake Forest and lose by only one
touchdown. When the game was
over Duke was in scoring position
and perhaps another play would
have tithe the. score. Last Saturday
I sar Duke - with many of its
wounds healed - take - George
Washington by a score of 62 to 0,
Come Saturday Carolina will meet
the strongest team Duke has been
able to start this season. It will be
a fighting team - determined to win.
I predict a thrill packed hour of
cloy v "i V e ) ' t moments of the
Jr. Red Cross
- So far the only schools in Duplin
County have reported for the 1948
enrollment campaign to either Mrs.
Jeorge Bennett, Jr. R.C. Chairman
or Mrs. N. B. Boney, Executive
Secretary are: !J
B. F. Grady $10; Outlaw's Bridge
$5.22;, Chinquapin $300; Warsaw El
ementary $8.04. Total $53.26. , '
(Colored) - ".. -'i '
enansville $8.50; Beulaville $2.00;
Wallace Elementary $6.41; C. Wi
Dobbins High School $2.84; Total
$19.75; Grand Total $73.01. .
These schools are listed in , the
order in which they sent in their
reports. Therefore it will be noted
that B. F. Grady was the first to
enroll for the white schools ajid
Kenansville for .the colored. It is
interesting to recall that the Ke
nansville colored school was the
first of any school to report, being
several days ahead of the others. It
is hoped that many of the other'
schools will report this week as we
are anxious to close the campaign
and not let it run into the TB Seal
L. Boney, Ex. Sec. ARC.
Local Lions Sponsor
Turkey Shoot Here
Plans for a turkey shooting match
were made by the Kenansville
Lions Club recently to be held on
Saturday, November - 20 from 10
A. vM. until 4 o'clock P M,-It will
be held beside k highway No. 24,
about Vi mile east of Kenansville.
This is to be a shotgun match
with Leo Jackson in charge : of
shells: Oliver Stokes, target; H. Vt.
McKay; marking off grounds; Mit
chell Allen, turkeys. Judges will be
Oliver .Stokes, Fred Hardy, and
Hallie Daughtry; ground steering
committee. Lacy Weeks, A. R.
Bland and G. E. Alphin.
".Come all of you from other parts,
Both city folks and rural;
And listen while I tell you this,
Tie word 'you-all' is plural."
"When we say 'you-all' must come
Or 'we-all' shall be lonely;
We mean a dozen folks, perhaps,
And not one person only."
'If I should say to Hiram Jones,
For instance, 'you-all's lazy;'
Or. "will you-all lend me your
He'd think that I was crazy."
"Now if you'd be more sociable,
And with us often mingle;
You'd find that on the native
'You-all' is never single.'
"Don't think I mean to criticize,
Or act as if I knew all;
But when we speak of one alone,
We-all say 'you like you-all."
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- Cards containing this bit of verse
were distributed by the Carolinas
Farm Equipment Dealers' recently
in Chicago, 111., during a national
convention of Farm Equipment
Dealers and Manufacturers. This
ope was handed to me by N. Li
Vann of Wallace, N. C. - who thinks
it a rather clever piece of literature.
I think it is a clear and concise ex
planation one of our many mis
used and misinterpreted Southern
nhrases of sDeech. Besides that, it
is darn good poetry. What do you-all
tninK? - - .
t Mrs. W. J. Weatherly
; . '. , Wallace, N. C.
' ' v November 16, 1948
Perry Walker, Warsaw Negro, is
to be tried in Duplin court on char
ges of attempting to steal five auto
mobiles. : v .;. .'"'v:.'-.' v'
Walker was arrested "Armistice
Day by Policeman James Pope. It
is alleged the man was trying to
wire around the switch of ah auto
when he was arrested. Some other
car h -1 been pushed as much as
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RALl'H J. JONES
Ralph J. Jones, Duplin County's
sheriff for nearly two years, has
bad a varied and 'colorful life, al
ways fearless and courageous to
stand for the right as he sees it.
He was born and reared on his fa
ther's farm located in the Johnson
Church community which was one
of our best rural communities. His
early .schooling was at Lanefield
School and later at Teachey High
School. After the first World War
he completed a two year short
course at N. C. State College in
When World, War I broke out
and the call came for volunteers
he was one of the first in Duplin
to heed the call. After a few short
months of training he was on his
way Overseas and was sent directly
to the front of battle. He engaged
in many -heated' battles' and skir
mishes in( Belgium and France and
in. the trenches, cooties, gnawing
and crawling were ever present.
On September 29, 1918, a date
never to be forgotten and still very
vivid in his mind, he was wounded
while fighting on the Hindenburg
Line. As he lay on the battlefield
and his comrades advanced and
before an ambulance could pick up
the wounded, the Germans came
over with poison gas and he was
so severely gassed that his tongue
swelled out of his mouth. He was
later picked up and carried to a
hospital where he was still on
crutches when the Armistice was
signed. A few months later he
sailed- for home . and landed at
Charleston, S. C. where all the
boys were de-loused before final
He was awarded the Purple
Heart Medal and the Victory Medal
with three clasps from our War
Department and he had a personal
citation from President Woodrow
Wilson for distinguished service.
At the beginning of World War
II, Sheriff Jones was called upon
to serve in Civilian Defence and
he was appointed. District Super
visor of Ground Aircraft Service.
Later he was asked to serve on the
War Rationing Board and was ap
pointed chairman of the Duplin
Board. - He worked untiringly, for
this necessary and important pro
gram.and his record is unexcelled.
He is active in the American
Legion and held the office of Com
mander for several terms. He has
also been Adjutant and Service
Officer and has done much good
Sheriff Jones is a Mason and a
Shriner and has given freely of his
time, substance and assistance to
any worthy organization or person.
He not only gives his support but
gets in and pushes when the need
arises. His work is never done by
half measure but each undertaking
receives his best.
The first public office held by
Sheriff Jones was that of Coroner,
which Office he efficiently filled
for six years. He also" served as
Justice of the Peace at the same
At the insistence of his many
friends and his desire to serve
Duplin County in a greater capa
city, he entered, the sheriff s race
in 1946. It has been his constant
aim to maintain the very best -and
highest type enforcement organiz
ation to be had and it is his burn
ing desire to, see our .county pro-
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. 'Soon. after taking office, Sheriff
Jones secured, three bloodhounds
from the State Prison Camp at
Richmond, Va. These dogs have
been a great help in tracking down
rr: '-"'i ari fc!ve been used
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And,, suffice that we don't shirk.;
The way begins to rest
As the evening sun goes down '
The soul begins to rest
At the quietness of the sound.
A day's labor is done
And we return home
.To reflect o'er our work
And suffice, that we don't shirk.
The fall leaves are soaring
" And rest is calling,
..We'll soon go to sleep
And await Bo Peep.
The Western sky
Thru the trees to eye
Is clear and glowing
A golden sunset
Sets me to rest.
Night brings memories
Of golden things,
And a, hope for tomorrow
That we may sing.
Did you read the story on the
front page of the Times last week,
"Do We Need A Hospital?" i
Kenansville is growing and grow
ing more rapidly than the average
person thinks. It is the logical
location in Duplin for a hospital.
The town has discussed the possi
bility of a bond issue to secure a
building. There is one in town, suf
ficiently large for a starter.
Two surgeons in the Carolina
General Hospital in Wilson and a
resident doctor in Rex Hospital, in
Raleigh are working with us in an
enon 10 una a aocwr lor
and surgeon for the hospital if'
the hospital project can be put
through. All local efforts are being
held up, pending reports from the
doctors. Let's keep our minds on
this and our hands on our pocket
books. It can be 'done and I believe
it will be done.
I want to tell you more about the
Pageant but think I will wait until
next week - after the executive
An electrical wiring system is no
better than its poorest part. An
outlet, switch or light -- any of
thtfse, if installed amateurishly, can
make a safe wiring system danger
ous. The National Safety Council rec
ommends that electrical wiring ex
tensions as well as original wiring
system be inspected by a qualified
person. Even the best wiring needs
attention now and then. There is
too much power packed into electric
wires to gamble with. Don't delay
repair - -it may cost a life. When
you buy appliances, look for the
"UL" label signifying that the ap
pliance has been tested and ap
proved by the Underwriters Laboratory-
Duplin farmers and others inter
ested in agriculture have a new
easy-to-read magazine available to
them. Carrying the latest develop
ments in crops and soils, published
by the American Society of Agro
nomy. The magazine is designed to
fill the gap between the scientific
journal and the popular farm maga
zines. The first issue is available
now. Anyone interested should
write to L. G. Monthey, editor,
1910 Monroe St., Madison 5, Wis.
Hae you ever met "Red" Alder
man? If you haven't it's time you
did and fight now - Friday or Sat
urday of this week - is the best
possible time for you to meet him.
Just go to Rose Hill to Alderman's
Department Store and Introduce
yourself. There's a big sale on at
the store and it will pay .you to look
at the bargains there. You will find
a staff of courteous, freindly clerks
to wait upon you. You'll be especial
ly glad if you meet "Red" on Friday
or Saturday of this week. ; :
a friend of the people who believes
in Rowrrwer.t "of the people, by
R. F. G'l;3r, of Wilmington, gas
superintendent of T'de Water Pow
er Company, has bean appointed a
member of l:ie Liquified Petroleum
Gas Committee of the American
Gas Association, a. national organi
zation, it was announced by W. W.
Bell, president of Tide Water. Gib
son is a director of the Mid-Southeastern
Gas Association and has
been associated with Tide Water
for 18 years.
Gov. Cherry Studies
Gov. Cherry refused to intervene
in the case of James "Pete" West;
so, according to law he died today
in the gas chamber at Central
West was -convicted here last
April of slaying Walter F. Johnson,
64i year oldi crippie(, filling station
West was arrested in New York
and officers testified that he admit
ted he struck Johnson with an axe
and robbed him of about $146.
A. Brooks Holds
The 35th anniversary of the
founding of A. Brooks Department
Store in Warsaw is being celebrated
this week with a sale that no one
can afford to miss. Everyone knows
the high quality merchandise and
the courteous and friendly service
always, found in this well stocked
store. For this sale all prices have
been slashed to a new sale low.
Don't fail to go in and see the bar
The Times congratulates Mr.
Brooks on his 35th anniversary as
a successful merchant and wishes
for him many more years of service
to his community.
Stores Robbed Here
Thieves broke into the store of
Pete Quinn here Thursday night
by prying the bars apart on a rear
window to affect an entrance. They
looted the cash register of some
$18 or $20. The theivese broke into
the steel lock box of an unlocked
safe, apparently believeing it con
tained money and other valuables.
Mr. Quinn states that there was
nothing at all in this compartment.
Apparently nothing else was taken.
When asked why he thought the
thieves did not take any merchan
dies Mr. Quinn informed the writer
that his stock was marked so low
that the thieves didn't consider it
worth JJieir while to steal it.
In Warsaw, thieves entered the
Wholesale . home of the Quinn
Wholesale Co. on the Wallace road
and escaped with about $70 in cash.
The money had been taken from a
Coca Cola dispensing machine and
rolled up in preparation for deposit.
The Warsaw Appliance Co.'s ma
nager Fisher, says they are going
to put on one of the biggest sales
in Warsaw and it will continue thru
Christmas. Look for;: their ad, a
full fas, in this issue. The store
is 1 'ted in the Hometel Buildirg
B" JOHN SIKES
Dear Robert:- Here's my solemn
promise, with only two fingers cross
ed on each hand, that hereinafter '
I shall not only provide your esti- -niab.'e
journalistic organ each week '
with whatever fulminations come '
to my mind and typewriting fingep!
but that I shall also be prompt with
said fulminations. ,
(I would say. Brother Grady, that
I will turn over a new leaf and
cause you no more moments during
which recourse to profanity, direct
ed at my bowed head, might be
your only safety valve to prevent 3
you from becoming apoplectic be- ''
cause of my waywardness! However.
I've long since torn the book up -and
there's, alas, no more leave" :
to turn.) j
Well, things are looking up in v
Wallace, as they usually are. Just ,
passed Jerry Southerland, another . ,
whom I cause many moments of
unrest because of my procrasti
nation on account of he's Secreta.y v
of the Wallace Tobacco Board of
Trade and Wallace Strawberry Ex
change and the good Lawd only
knows ,how many other things and :
I'm always putting things off so
he can't bring his books up to date,
- just passed him on the street and
he told me the Wallace Tobacco .
Market sold 11 300,000 pounds of '
tobacco during the season recently'
closed. (The reason I, always stat-
isticking around with local tobacco
figures, didn't know myself was I ,
left here the day. before the 1848 ..
season ended on account I had what
I consider a very important date at ,
an altar and just got back' the
other day.) '
Well, Editor Robert, that's more
than 3,000.000 pounds less than f
we sold in 1947 when we became
the World's Largest One-Sale, ;
Bright Leaf Tobacco Market. But.
when you take into consideration .
that the crop was short this year
by some 35 to 40, that 11,300,000
ain't to be figured as us being
short. If we'd been cut proportion
ately - proportionately to the crop
cut. I mean - we wouldn't have
sold but about 9,500,000 pounds.
As it is, so far as I'm able to find
out that 11,300,000 still makes us
the World's Largest One-Sale, ?
Bright Leaf Tobacco Market. . :
Let's see now: Wallace Associa-
tes, Inc., - that's the organization
that started out in November, 1947
to keep prodding Wallace along on
its natural bent of progressiveness
is all full of vim, vigor and vital- -
ity these days.
Thoy got themselves a new bunch .
of officers and directors the other
day. Well, not entirely new on ac
count of many of them served in
some official capacity or other last
year. Harry Kramer, who waspres-
ident during the 1947-48 term,
sticks around as member of the ; :
board of directors and Roy Carter,
who was a director last year, keeps
on being that and is also vice-presi- ...
dent this year.
John Diefell, who was on last
year's board is now Boss because
he was elected president of the .
group. Wayne Jordan, the banke.
continues as Treasurer, and Harry
Oswald, the newspaper fellow, was
reelected to the Board. Guess Louis
Shields, the druggist who's also
president of the Wallace Jaycees,
and Melvin Cording, the cowma.l, .
town councilman, lay reader, and
- - oh, name a lot of other vocations
and avocations - - are about ths .
only new officials this year.
One thing Wallace Associates did
for its 1948-49 operations: It stream :
lined its board of directors. Last
year there were 17 members of
the board. And, if you follow me,
try getting 17 men, even a quorum
therefrom, out to a meeting in a ;
place that's forever and eternity
got something going on like Wal
lace. They're only 7 members of the
board this year. Under the rules, we
could conduct official business with .
only 4 men, that being a quorum, ,
but at the two meetings we've held
up to now all 7 directors have been :
present' Incidentally, the regular
meeting night for the directorate -is
the second Tuesday In - each
month.-.: -'- r:-'k:i
I recoa you'd say these seven
men are powerfully 'interested In
shouldering the -burden of Wallace's .
forward march. Anyway, at one
session last week they voted no
less than seven different "events"
during the con ' f " 1
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