1 KSKTU lay ChriitMH SnIs ley Ckr&sui I 1 . " V I V ' v. 1 1 I i i II It ' : U Iw II t y ' IE I ill ! I ' II. I V r .'. I L twwvw- VOLUME NUMBER DRIVE IN By: 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. , -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 nolra. 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 - - SIXTEEN JOHN SIKES Of. Wallace acnieving comes from the recog nition therefrom. Especially, among these Negro children who must achieve 10 times as great to escape anonymity. 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 Community 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- KENANSVILLE, NORTH aW . I 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. BOB GRADY SAYS "DRIVE IN" . 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 $140,000For 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 r-e I..;"-i v " i t - ! ?i r CAROLINA 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 ditor. 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 nation. 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 FRIDAY, eigh, the Kinston, Clinton and Goldsboro stations have agreed to give a 15 minute broadcast once each week to the cause, free of charge. 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 ing. 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. J. R. GRADY. P.S. Let's aU pull together for Duplin. ED SMITH TURNS CAR TURTLE OVER 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 week. 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 war. 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!) Hospital 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 ' knee. 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.