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Most of us are .so smugly self-
satisfied it rarely occurs to us that
others less fortunate than we strive
earnestly to help themselves.
. Because I always feel a wisp of
guilt seeping into my innards when,
with human cantankerous self-importance,
I presume to Judge, i
manage to knock myself off a peg
or two and wonder if, after all,
there is anybody less fortunate tha 1
, -i But that, with obscure philosu
' phics, is beside the point.
What I want to tell yeu is about
.the Negro 4-H clubs in Duplin
' County. Last week I attended these
clubs' "Achievement Day" in Ma 3
On account of I knock out piece
every now and then- on my typewri
ter for tome of the newspapers', 1
sort of wondered, as I sat up there
- on the Magnolia school rostrum and
heard the various Negro faculty and
student leaders summarize their
clubs', achievements for the year,
.If I should include a whole batch
of Negroes' names in my stories.
Newsprint - - the name of the
paper : on which newspapers are
1 printed - - - is short these days and
a lot of editors cut your stuff to the
bare essentials when you send it
in. Too, there's so much going on in
the-world in the way of news edl
tors are simply harrassed to death
deciding what they should and
, shouldn't - or, rather, can and
can't - -print. "
'Up there on that rostrum I half
way decided I wouldn't bother to
. send in these Negroes' names. I'd
just bat out enough for a stick of
' type about the highlights, of the
ccasiqp and let it go t that.
Then that guilty thought popped
, into my mind. Here I am planning
to dilute these real achievements
' of these Negro 4-H'ers by sort of
woodenly setting them down with
"out bothering to mention who di!
the achieving. And, call it selfish
ness if you will, half the joy in
Farmers Of Duplin And Lenoir
Entertained In Pink Hill Tues. Nile
Fifty-five Kinston business men
of the Chamber of Commerce on
Tuesday night in the Pink Hill
School auditorium were hosts to
tyrice that number of business men
and farmers of Duplin and Lenoir
counties. The occasion was the
second, "goodwill" dinner of the.
organization being tendered to
communities in the city's trade ter
ritory. Following the barbecue dinner a
welcome was tendered to the guests
by Kinston Mayor Guy Elliott oa
behalf of the Chamber and the city,
The reply was given by Llnwood
Turner, Pink Hill business man and
president of the town's Civic Club.
i Also heard in brief remarks was
Pink Hill Mayor Tom Davis. Master
of ceremonies was Charles L. Mc
Cullers, secretary of the Kinston
.Chamber of Commerce.
Turner in his reply to the wel
come said residents of Pink Hill
Community sometimes felt neglect
ed by their big city brothers, but
were pleased by the Tuesday night
' attention. He noted that both towns
had mutual problems ' which re
quired mutual effort, i
Mrs. Barker Dies
Roseboro, Dec. 1. Mrs. J. Abner
Barker, 62, wife of Solicitor Barker
of the 6th Judicial District, died
at her home here this afternoon
after an extended Illness.
Funeral services will be held on
Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the heme
by Rev. W. J. Jones, Pineland Col
lege president, and Rev.' T. R.
Wheeler, pastor of the Roseboro
Methodist Church. Interment will
be in Hollywood Cemetery here.
She Is survived by her husband;
a sister, Ms. Nellie Caison of Rose
boro; two brothers, John S. Butler
of St. Pauls, and June Butler of
balemburg. .. - .. - ,4
She was chairman of the Samp
son County Democratic executive
committee for many years until HI
health forced her retirement. She
was a candidate for the State Sen
ate in the recent Democratic pri
mary, but was unaHe, because of
) or hea'fi, to c- i f r t' e of-
f ;(e g- i v - -
Of. Wallace
acnieving comes from the recog
nition therefrom. Especially, among
these Negro children who must
achieve 10 times as great to escape
Too, I figured that if one of
these Negro boys, say, had sneak-
thiefed an apple or an orange from
a. store he'd be instantly recognized
- - not only by The Law, but by get
ting his name in the papers in a
little item, complete with headline,
of kis own.
So, I decided if one of the Neg
ro boys' act of stealing an apple was
to be considered news, then I was
going to do my part in making news
of the fact that he'd grown the best
garden of any of the Negro 4-H'ers
in the county.
Therefore, when I sent in my
story to the papers it contained the
names of all the Negro 4-H'ers and
their faculty, home demonstration
agent and farm agent advisors.
Nobody need measure me for a
halo for grinding out such a deci
sion. Thinking along those lines
helped me.
Without meaning to draw any
pious conclusion, my visit with tha
Negro 4-H'ers - - without a whit of
considering the pros and cons of
printing those names -- made me
realize something I should have
known years and years ago: that
little Negro boys don't just roam
the earth stealing apples. No, they
raise better garden crops, bigger
pigs, and sleeker cattle.
Moreover, they re as proud of
their work, and are uplifted as
much by it, as Joseph Richard, II,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Richard
Whittlesworth, who. live in the big,
white house with columns over
there in the grove of oaks.
I'm grateful to Prof. Wilkins. the
Duplin ttegre Farm Agent, for ar
ranging for me to take in the Mag
nolia meeting so I could be remind
ed that any one of the hundred or
more Negro boys present can raise
i better pig than I can.
Others heard from on the pro
gram included Rev. Weston C. Reed
superintendent of the v Kennedy
Memorial Home, who told his lis
teners that America was truly the
"garden spot of the world." He
urged the assembly to hold to the
ideals as individuals to make a
better world of tomorrow.
The Kinston hosts introduced
themselves and their individual
guests at the start of the meeting.
A number of. guests received gifts
from Kinston merchants in a door
prize drawing, and entertainment
was furnished under the direction
of Reese B. Walter.
Secretary McCullers in his clos
ing remarks urged the Pink Hill
guests to come to Kinston if what
they wanted "and needed could not
be found on the shelves of the Pink
Hill stores. He added that coopera
tive effort would make both towns
better places in which to live.
P.S. The Duplin Times would
like to add that all you folks are
always welcome te Kenansville,
the Capital of Duplin; the history
making center of this section.
ing for Rosebore, and is credited
with having a major share in secur
ing paved streets here. She was a
trustee of Pineland College and the
first woman deacon to serve in the
Roseboro Baptist Church. For more
than 25 years she taught a Sunday
Sohool class and also served as
leader of the choir. ...... -,
At the present time, Solicitor
Barker himself Is in at his home
Tree Here
A community Christmas tree will
be held on the Court House Lawn
on Thursday evening, December 23.
This Is being sponsored by the three
Churches cf the town, the Lions
C ') f-i c - v -n's Club, rami-
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Dons Parrish, Wilson's Mills. N.
C, had every reason to smile when
this picture was taken. She had
just won a trip to the American
Farm Bureau Feredation's 30th An
aual National Convention to be
held in Atlantic City, N. J., Dec.
12-16. Doris won the trip by being
declared winning contestant of the
N. C. Older Youth Group "Talk
Meet", sponsored jointly by the N.
Farm Bureau and the State Ex
tension 4-H Club.
I had a very pleasant Sunday af
ternoon with a welcome visitor.
John Sikes and his new bride of
Wallace spent quite some time with
us. John and I, of course, did "shop
talk" while Mrs. Sikes and Ruth
nursed the children.
John is a great booster of iis
part of the state and offered his
services in boosting Duplin's page
ant. John has other ideas that are
very good. Don't think we had bet
ter give you details until something
is worked out, if it can be. The fi
nancial angle, must be considered.
He, naturally, is Interested m boost
ing Wallace, but at the same time
he is interested in boosting the
whole county.
Incidentally I can tell you this:
The Duplin Times has made ar
rangements with Radio Station
WRRZ, in Clinton and Wallace,
forget the number on the dial, but
you listeners probably know, for
John to give a 15 minute broadcast
each Sunday afternoon, beginning
next Sunday, December 5th. Don't
know the hour at this writing, but
by the time we go to press maybe
we will have the exact time. John
says he is going to concentrate on
Duplin County as a whole, not any
particular community. The program
is a contribution for the upbuilding
and growth of Duplin by The Du
plin Times. Wemust take advantage
of progressive ideas if we are going
to progress and grow. Let's all pu1:
together and grow together. Let'3
listen to John's program Sunday
afternoon and see what he is going
to say. I have no idea whatsoever
what is in his mind and am making
no suggestions to him.
Duplin Gets
FH A Loans
The Farmers Home Administra
tion has allocated $140,000 to the
Duplin office for adjustment and
subsistence loans to farmers oper
ating family-type farms.
The money is available to meet
production and subsistence needs
of the family. It is also available
to eligible tenants, share-croppers
or farm owners to purchase fertili
zer, seed, pay seasonable labor and
other farming oc living expenses.
The money is payable over a per
iod of time up to five years and is
available at 5 interest.
Watch Your
Driving Mister
During the first 9 months of this
year, 508 persons were killed and
5, 353 others were injured as a re
sult of 11.323 traffic accidents, the
Motor Vehicle Department reported
this week. .a.' r
. Fatalities showed a 15 percent
reduction over the same period last
year, when 503 persons were killed.
Total accidents, however, jumped
28 percent over the corresponding
period in 1947. '
. 176 died as a result of collisions;
121 pedestrians were fatally struck
while walking; 110 were tin? i rrfi
t'.-.'r vcMcles ran off r" " '"": H
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Ye Must Have Action Now
On Duplin County's Pageant
Officially Incorporated; Recorded
The Duplin County Historical As
sociation has been officially incor
porated by Secretary of State, Thad
Eure, filed in Raleigh, recorded in
the Clerk's office in Kenansville.
The eriglnal certificate has been
filed in the office of the County Au
Judge Henry L. Stevens has
agreed to be president of the cor
poration. Sam. Byrd has just about
completed his script. It is necess.
ary that we raise $1,000 immediate
ly. The executive committee is call
ed to meet in the court house on
Monday night. This meeting is im
perative. And the money is impera
tive. It is asked that the people of
Duplin make sufficient donation,
to finance the project and let gate
receipts go to build a memorial fo:
Duplin's World War I and II dead
and vets. The suggestion is in" the
form of a building to house the
County Library, which is one of
the largest in Eastern North Caro
lina, from the standpoint of books.
and quality. The Librarian is ex
ceptionally qualified and is doing
a fine job.
Readers the Times and the Com
mittee is now pleading with you to
make contributions. It's a project
that can't lose, and Dr. Frank Gra
ham, president of the University
of North Carolina, Paul Green, who
wrote "The Lost Colony", Jonathan
Daniels, editor of the News and Ob
server, Henry Belk, editor of the
Goldsboro News-Argus, all are in
accord that it may surpass "Tie
Lost Colony" in quality. The idea
is not to make a summer time af
fair but to make it a 3 or 5 day af
fair. Newspapers all over the state
have commented that it is a great
undertaking and will give publicity
for Duplin County all over tha
Radio Stations WPTF, in Ral
J. B. Brinson
Prominent Farmer
Dies Hear Here
Jesse Brown Brinson, age 75, died
Wednesday morning at his home
near Kenansville after a lingering
illness. Funeral services were con
ducted from the home Thursday
morning at 10:30 by the Rev. N. E.
Gresham, pastor of the Dobson
Chapel Church, assisted by Rev.
Laurea Sharpe, pastor of the Ke
nansville Baptist Church and Rev.
N. P. Farrior, pastor of the Pink
Hill Presbyterian Chureh. Burial
followed in the family cemetery
near the home.
In addition to his wife, the for
mer Emma Brock, he is survived
by three sons, Kermit Brock Brin
son of Rocky Mount, Hiram Thomaj
Brinson of the home, and William
Reed Brinson of Ft. Smith, Ark.;
one daughter, Lena Franklin Brin
son of the home; two brothers, W.
M. Brinson of Kenansville, and A.
G. Brinson of near Kenansville.
Mrs. Kornegay
T.B. Seal Drive
Through the efforts of Mrs. Gor
don Kornegay, Exe. Sec. to the Du
plin County TB Association and the
courtesy of Schloss Outdoor Adver
tising Company, Duplin County has
for the first time and outdoor sign
displaying the Tuberculosis Christ
mas Seal.
Last year there were only five
outdoor seal displays of this kind in
the state. It is not known how many
there will be this year, but Duplin
should feel grateful te Schloss for
extending us this courtesy. 4
The 1948 TB Christmas Seat fea
tures a small blond boy in red pa
jamas sitting on the floor, hands
clasped about his knees, and gazmg
into a blazing fireplace over which
three empty stockings hang.
Mr. Barry Bart of South Kent,
Conn., a well-known American art
ist and designer painted this year's
seal, using his nephew as a model.
The out-door, seal display is lo
cated just outside Wallace on the
Wallace-Warsaw Highway. '
Tuberculosis Christmas Seals are
now on sale -in Duplin- County.
Proceeds will go to figh TB in
Duplin County. If you have not re
ceived yours, please notify the Du
plin County Tuberculosis Associa
tion In Kenansville, N. c. . ..
1 i" t wore killed in miscellan
eigh, the Kinston, Clinton and
Goldsboro stations have agreed to
give a 15 minute broadcast once
each week to the cause, free of
Tide Water Power Company has
agreed to take care of the lighting,
free of charge, and make further
contributions. John Sprunt Hill of
Durham says he wants to donate
$100 and will give more if we show
that the people of Duplin will back
it up. We already have promises oi
nearly a thousand dollars but it
cannot be used until it is sent in.
Sam Byrd says he feels he is en
titled to a thousand dollars mow.
He has, as said above, almost com
pleted the script. He has resigned
his job at the College of Charles
ton, where he depended on his in
come. He has been promised $2500
for his services in writing, direct
ing, and playing the leading role in
the pageant. It stands to reason that
we cannot expect much more ef
fort and interest from Sam if he
is not paid something now, because
he has to buy groceries, also.
The committee is pleading for
contributions now. Please mail your of Kenansville, headed by Paul In
check to J. C. Thompson, cashier I gram, inaugurated Wednesday the
of Branch Bank in Warsaw. You
will in turn receive an official cer
tificate of membership in "The
Duplin County Historical Associa
tion, Inc." This contribution will
not make you liable for anything.
You understand what a corporation
is and the purpose of it.
John Sikes of Wallace, noted ed
itor and writer, has agreed to head
the publicity committee. The New
York Sun, The Washington Post
and Life Magazine have agreed to
give plenty of publicity and to send
reporters down to make pictures
and generally cover the occasion.
This all costs nothing to the Cor
poration. Shoe Sale How On
In Warsaw
We want te call our readers at
tention to the fact that a big shoe
sale is on in Warsaw. The Warsaw
Shoe Store's sale will end on Satur
day, Dec. 4th. If you havenf been
in to see the bargains offered in
Men's, Women's and Children's
footwear you should make it a point
to get there by Saturday. There are
real bargains being offered and the
Warsaw Shoe Store has shoes for
every member of the family. Satur
day will be your last chance to buy
at a price that will surprise you.
The Times congratulates the War
saw Shoe Store on its grand sale.
Duplin County
Goes On The Air
Duplin County will go on the air
this coming Sunday. A six week's
free broadcast will emanate from
Wallace, with Mr. John Sikes writ-
j ing the script and doing the talk
The broadcasts will begin Sun
day over WRRZ, Clinton. 880 on
your dial, at 1:00 or 2:15 P.M.
The following Sunday the broad
cast will be heard over Clinton at
the same hour; over Kinston, WK
NS at 2:15; over WGBR, Golds
boro, at 3:00 P.M.; and WPTF in
Raleigh will begin it en Monday or
Tuesday nights. The exact time has
not been revealed as yet. Watch
next week's Duplin Times. But at
the same time listen in on Clinton
this coming Sunday. John Sikes
and The Duplin Times are sponsor-
ing this program. If you have any
suggestions, send them to John
Sikes, Wallace, N. C.
P.S. Let's aU pull together for
Albert Edward Smith, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ed Smith of Smith Town
ship, accompanied by a brother,
crashed into the filling station of
W. J. Smith, near Pink Hill Thurs
day afternoon after the car bad
turned over a number of times, ac
cording to Deputy Sheriff Nichol
son. He suffered a severe cut on
one ear and quite a few bruises.
His brother suffered severe bruises,
The car, a 1941 Mercury, was com
pletely demolished. - r
. A brick pillar of the service sta
tion was knocked to pieces and a
gas pump bent almost over to the
ground. Smith is now out of jail
under bond on a drunken driving
charge. He is in the service, stat :
ed t Ft. Pickett, Va.
DECEMBER 3rd, 1948
Sheriff Appoints Hew Deputy
Roscoe Daniels, 31 yr. old World
War II veteran, has been appointed
a Deputy Sheriff in Albertson Town
ship by Sheriff Ralph J. Jones. Mr.
Daniels succeeds the late "Red"
Collins. Sheriff Jones says that Mr.
Daniels was highly recommended
News From The Draft Board
Mr. B. A. Farrior, Clerk of the
Duplin County Draft Board, reports
that out of 37 men sent to Fayette-
ville for their pre-induction exam
ination, only five have passed. 23
colored and 14 white men eligible
for the draft have been examined.
All five of those passing were white.
Three of these men have been in
ducted into the services. Mr. Far
rior points out that while rejections
are very high it must be remember
ed that most of the men had been
Duplin Mercantile Co. Sale
Goes Over.Vith A Bang - - -
The Duplin Mercantile Company
greatest sale, ever held in Kenans
ville. Crowds flocked here from
every community in the County on
Opening Day. Merchandise literally
flowed out of the store. Mr. Ingram
said he was well pleased with the
opening. In fact, he said it was
more than he expected.
Thursday morning the sale was
Raymond Stroud In
Suffering From
Raymond Stroud, age 62,'. Deep
Run, RFD was shot in the left leg
at his store located between Holt's
Store and Deep Run about 11:40
P.M. Monday, December 29th. Mr.
Stroud was rushed to the Parrott
Hospital in Kinston where his leg
was removed at the hip. Last re
ports from the hospital were to th
effect that he was doing as well as
could be expected.
Arrested and placed in jail at
Kenansville were Leslie Stroud,
Jr., nephew of the wounded man,
Tommie Lee and Charlie Howard,
all of RFD Deep Run. According t'
information from Sheriff Ralph J.
Jones' office Leslie Stroud, Jr. and
Frank Thompson
Frank Thompson, age 79, of
Sneed's Ferry, Onslow County, was
struck by a Queen City Bus and
killed about two miles below Beula
ville Monday morning. Nov. 29th.
The bus was enroute from Beula
ville to Jacksonville about 11:30
A.M. Coroner C. B. Sitterson re
ports that he learned from investi
gation that as the bus approached
Cole's Store, Thompson ran out in
an attempt to stop it. Witnesses told
Mr. Sitterson that he ran directly
in path of the bus and that the dr'
ver did everything possible to avoid
No Accidents On Thanksgiving
Day In Duplin County This Year
Duplin County motorists and
hunters were evidently out to en
joy themselves and still take cogni
zance of all the safety rules on
Thanksgiving day. There were no
accidents reported in the county
during the day. However, Patrol
man L. M. Harton reports four au
tomobile accidents during last
W. C. Tew, of Warsaw, and M.
S. Shackleford were in an automo
bile collision last Sunday. It ap
pears an avoidaoie accident ana
no charges have been placed against
either of the men.
Lib Farrior, colored, Rt. 2, Ke
nansville, driving a 1946 Ford north
on the Kenansville-Mt. Olive high
way Sunday tried to miss a dog on
the slippery road and overturned.
This happened near Westbrook's
Store. No one was hurt and no
charges were placed against Fa -rior.
Thomas And Smith Opens
Bonnie Thomas and Yancey L.l Look for their ad in this fcwe. "
aa have opened a -new grocery I they ererate mtt li t i
in Vs'w on W. CoV'i r"t. therwye , ' ' t
No. 43
by a large majority of the citizens
of the community and that he has
every confidence in his honesty, in
tegrity and ability. The Times con-
gratulates Mr. Daniels and wishes
him every success. '
examined and rejected during the
On Wednesday, December 1st, Dr. ,
G. V. Gooding, Medical Advisor,
examined 25 white men and 8 color''
ed men preparatory to their going .
to Fayetteville for pre-induction ex
aminations. On Monday, December 6th, 16
white men will be sent to Fayette
ville for their pre-induction exam
inations and 19 colored men will
go on Tuesday, December 7th.
still going strong.
The Duplin Times handled the
advertising and publicity. (Mer
chants take note). The National
Sales Co. of New York is conduct
ing the sale with George Mikel, Jr.
in personal charge.
Expressions from customers were
that they were well satisfied with
the merchandise and the prices.
(Again, Kenansville, your County
Seat, has-dood it!)
Gun Blast In Leg
Tommie Lee had an argument ovei .
75 cents and Charlie Holland took 1
up the argument on the side of Lee'.
It is reported that Charlie. Holland
started into Raymond (Stroud's
store with a shot gun and thai Ray
mond Stroud attempted te- keep
him from entering. A tussle follow- ,
ed with all four of the men partict-'
pating. In the tussle the gun was
discharged and Raymond Stroud
was shot in the left leg above the '
It is reported that Raymond
Stroud expressed the wish that the
men be released from jail and that
they are now at liberty under $1500
bond each.
Killed By Bus
hitting him but failed. The general
opinion of witnesses to the accident
placed the speed of the bus at be
tween 45 and 50 miles per hour. Mr.
Thompson had been visiting in or
near Beulaville and was on his way
to Sneed's Ferry.
Nb charges have been placed,
against Mr. James Kimmon Shep-'
herd, of Fayetteville, driver of the
bus, and he was not detained. Cor
oner C. B. Sitterson says that an
inquest will be held sometime next -week.
Last Sunday night about 9:30 .
Leslie H. Rouse, Jr., driving a 1942
Ford overturned on the Pink HiU
Kenansville highway near B. F.
Grady School. Mr. Rouse, whose
address is Rose Hill, Rt 3, was un
hurt and no charges were' made.:
Onenight last week William Allen
Chambers, Rt. 1, Seven Springs, .
struck Lenwood Jones, age 14, near
Holt's Store. Mr. Harton reports
that Jones was riding a bicycle
without lights when struck by
Chambers' car. He was bruised but
not seriously hurt. The accident
happened about 6:45 p.m. Mr. Bar
ton said the accident was unavoid
able and no charges were placed
against Chambers.
These accidents should be a warn
ing to everyone to take every pre
caution possible when 'driving -both
for their own good and the
safety of others.

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