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VOLUME NUMBER SIXTEKN
KENANSVII.LE. NORTH CAROLINA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24th, 1948
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In Door Sports Club
By JOHN SIKES ,
Turkey, Dec. 18. "Never mrtj'
dom shall I seek . . . Never of God
- shall I lose sight"
These two thoughts are the be-
ginning and ending of the Indoor
Sports' code. The dots in between
rover about every courageous re
solve a physically-handicapped per-
: son could make to thwart self-pity.
, Nadelle Peterson, lying flat on
: the stretcher to which she's con-
, fined for life, believes in the code.
7 paralyzed so she's able to lift her
head only slightly from her stretch-j
;- er pillow, she repeats the code fre-
quently to reaffirm her faith In it
When she, as president of the
only Indoor Sports Club chapter
sonth of Philadelphia, accepted the
club charter by James Parker, Clin
ton Exchange Club president, the
, other night she ended her remarks
' by quoting the code'in full.
.. Here It is:
"Never martyrdom shall I seek,
Never sarcasm shall I speak;
Never ingratitude shall I show;
Never disconted shall I grow;
Never sympathy shall I desire;
, Never self-pity shall I acquire;
Never unhapplness shall I spread;
Never tears of remorse shall 1
Never sorrow shall I sing;
Never to selfishness shall I cling.
Never criticsm shall I write;
Never of God shall I lose sight '
Quoting from "National Hookup,"
the Indoor Sports newspaper . . .
"Membership in the club and the
chapters thereof, shall be confined
, - to any physically disabled person
-, . . either in a bed or a wheelchair
- or who requires the assistance of
. at least one person or a mechanical
aid to get about . . . and who has
been so disabled for at least six
months . (a mechanical aid shalt
be defined as a crutch, an artificial
leg or brace) ... any person who
has lost both arms, or the perma
nent use thereof . . . sightless per-
sons . ' '
There is a sort of auxUiary the
Good Sports. These are able-bodied
. people who assist the handicapped,
The Tar Heer chapter Is compose!
of 19 persons from Sampson county,
three of whom live in Turkey, one
in Roseboo and the others in or
near Clinton. 1
Official Good Sports for the chap
-ter is the Clinton Exchange Club
which gave the party, for the chap
ter charter presentation. ,
The Indoor Sports went to the
' '7 in ev erything-from pick-up
- t r ! body Jobs, including
I automobiles. Miss Peterson, tlu
president of th etlalej, arrived
j in a panel-body truck because she
must travel, as she lives, lying
There was a special ramp built
at the entrance of 'the Clinton
Graded School cafeteria, where the
Christmas party was held, so the
wheelchairs and stretchers bearing
the Indoor Sports could be rolled
The Indoor Sports, far more re
laxed and less self-conscious th.nn
such Exchange Good Sports "s
Hamp Lewis, James Parker and C.
B. Robinson, sat right up to tW
tables-and ate hearty of the turkey
They grinned and chirped bouy
antly when St Nick showedup as
if their wasn't a wheelchair in
Miss Peterson sat next to me at
the second-from-head table and
chatted with C. B. Robinson and me
Just like you'd expect any young
woman at a Christmas party to
chat. If anybody was self-conscious
it was Robinson and me. A couple
of hulking guys, we figured we
ought to do something about help
ing Miss Peterson, with her turkey
plate on her chest, do something.
Not that we pitied her condition.
You don't pity Indoor Sports-They
won't put up with it. They're try
ing to lead normal lives and they re
sent your attempts ; to ! pamper
them, however well intentioned.
"We have parties once a month,"
Miss Peterson said. "Of courts,
most of us need help in getting to
and from the parties. But once
we're there we can manage for ourselves.",
As sort of coincidental proof uc
that moment an Indoor Sport, who
looked like he might Je in ' his
sixties came scooting over on his
wheel chair , antf mentioned he
mlKhth use another hunk bf the
apple pie a-la-mode that topped
off the turkey spread. . .
"Another thing," Miss Peterson
said, after cracking wise at the
wheelchair gentleman, ' "we" don't
have club dues to pay for a lot of
frills. All. we 'do is get together
once a month and have a good time
and sort, of prove - to ourselves,
without particularly thinking about
anybody else, that Just because we'
re handicaoDed we don't have to
sit or lie home all our lives."
These Indoor, Sports get about
and sossip among themselves so
naturally and happily at . one of
these parties, like this Christmas
affair, the only thing an outsider
feels is shame.
Shame for .himself because lie
ever complains about a personal
misery a little bicarbonate or a
couple of aspirins will cure.
Like one fellow said to me alon
toward the end of the party: "So
help me, never again will I even
mention about my sinuses acting
Jurors selected for January Civ'l
Term of Superior Court are as fol
lows: FIRST WEEK:
Shad Kornegay, Mrs. Grace W.
Coooer. G. A. Cavenaugh, C. C.
Eig.'it farm families and eight in
dividuals of Duplin arc richer by
$250 prizes awarded during la-.t
week by the Wallace Jayces hi
Better Fanning for Better l-ivim; -growing
contest sponsored by them
Cash awards, with lapel buttors
and certificates from StMe College,
were made at a meeting in if Com
munity Building, Wallace, with C.
h. Shields, Jaycee president, pro
siding. Among the speakers were Ij. W
Outlaw, prei dent Duplin Farm
Bureau; L. F. Weeks, Farm Agent,
who showed motion pictures of
corn yields; Neil Bolton, Wilming
ton, Tide Water agricultural agent;
Aubrey Cavenaugh, Warsaw, V. H.
i From Goldsboro News-Arguri
Brlnkley, Eusebeius W. Johnson.- Reynold. Duplin assistant
Benjamin F. Brinkley, T. J. Brown
Eugene Pearsall, A. O. Fussell, D.
H. Bradshaw, Leland R. Bradshaw
R. M. Jones, D. W. Swinson, B. A.
Hobbs, Kenneth R. Grady, Pearlle
C. Rivehbark, S. C. Casteen. C. E.
Kearns, Gardner Edwards, Kenneth
R. Teaclhey, Joe Rackley, - N. V.
Brown, Brantley Hawes, T. Tal.
Herring, H. B. Kornegay, Gorman
Brinson, J. R. Halso, A. B. Lanier,
W. R. Peterson, Gardner Houston
Jno. C. Smith, J. W. Evans, Ferry
Exum Sholar, Leadie Henderson,
L. H. Thomas, and J. L. Ketche-side.
J. H. Briee, Roy Gibson Lanier,
Marion Lanier, J. E. West," Mr.
Susie Smith, Mat Blackburn, John
Bradley, G. D. Sholar, Eulysess
Henderson, Lewis T. Fountain,
Ingram Houston, Durwood Lanier,
Johnnie Smith, Mrs. Nina Thomas
Jackson, Rudolph Sumner, Perry
Hall, Elbert Carter, Lonnie Ken
nedy, C. W. Surra tt, Jr., Herman
Rich, Samuel Grimes, R. H. Jones,
E. E. Wells, M. C. Lewis, John
Justice, C. Rayford Hanchey, W.
James Trott, J. E. Grady, Russell
Garner, Jesse Brock, W. A. Thlg-
pen, Fiave Kennedy, Vivian sog
ers, Geo. Andrew Dixon, Fred F.
Warreni and Brandon Holland.
There will be a Christmas pro
gram at Long Ridge Free Will Bap
tist Church Thursday nisht. Dec,
23, at 7:00 o'clock. Along with thi
annual Sunday School Christmas
tree, the pageant "A House Built
Unto David" will be presented. All
agent; and Melvin Cording,
Prize winners in the Better Farm
ing for Better Living contest were:
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Outlay of
Seven Springs; Mr. and Mrs. W. B.
Keir of Teachey; Mr. and Mrs. E.
B. Hales of Warsaw, RFD; Mr. and
Mrs. A. B. Lenier of Rose Hill
RFD; Mr. and Mrs. Flave Mercer
of Beulaville; and Mr. and Mrs.
Lloyd Taylor of Warsaw, RFD.
The corn contest winners and
i their yields per acre were: Walter
J. Smith,' Pink Hill, 119.7; Perry
Grady, Mt. Olive RFD, 112.5: Ger
ald Cimmons, 4-H member, Seven
Springs, 108; B. W. Grady, Mt. Ol
ive, RFD, 93.9; F. M. Lambert. Caly
pso, 97.2; David Fountain, Beula
ville, 92.3; Stanley Sanderson, Mt.
Olive, RFD, 92.2 and John Watsrs.
Mt. Olive, 87.5.
The Jaycees raised the prize
money from the sale of booths and
concessions at last Spring's Straw
berry Jamboree which they sponsored.
Listed For January
County Court Jurors for the term
in January, 1949 are listed as fol
lows: Ralph Sheffield, Adrian Bostlc.
L. T. Knowles, R. W. Garner, L. F.
Jones, Claude Brock, S.-J. Smith,
Clarence Houston, Troy Williams,
Mrs. Gertrude Williams, A, E. Will
iams, Bland Carter, Ervin Ray
Quinn, C. F. Blanchard, Jr., Herder
A. Cavenaugh, J. P. JonnsonTom
mie Baker, Jr., T. F. Sanderson,
James Jackson, Sanders Herring,
N. L. Tadlock. Dennie Basden, N.
W. West. Ir G. Harper, and N. 2.
your irr.LP is
ASKED IN THIS
f!,iy S outs of Tuscarora Council
who died in World War II will be
horn ed. The splendid new dining
room ol Tuscarora Counc'l camp
has been namel "Memorial Hall".
A plaque of bronze to be placed in
the hall will bear the names of the
Scouts who died in the late war.
Glenn W. Grier of Smithfield is
chairman of the memorial committ
ee. He wants your help to the end
that no Boy Scout who died in ser
vice shall be omitted from the bron
ze roll of honor. He writes:
"For the soldiers' plaques we are
particularly desirous that no boy or
scouter who died in the service
shall be overlooked or left out by
the Committee. This appeal is that
you immediately make it your busi
ness to look about your community,
check any records, and inquire of
any parents of boys who went in. j
the service, with any Scout record
at all, and send me the names, dates
of birth and death and if possible,
the last year connected with So.ul
ihg and the rank or position held,
bearing in mind that this applies to
both Scouts and Scouters. We want
everyone who gave his life.
if you know of some former
Scout who died in Service please
write Mr. Grier. giving him that
Sunday, Dec. 26, Wes
ley Chapel Rev. A. D.
Wood, Minister. All
members and friends
are urged to attend.
The Wholesale establishment of
Milford Quinn about two miles out
of Warsaw was robbed this week,
of about 1200 cartons of cigarettes.
400 boxes of cigars and two 100115
bags of sugar. This is the second
time within a fe-v weeks that th-
Quinn Wholesale Company ha.;
been robbed. The first time the
thieves only got some S70 in chan
ge1. The sheriff's office reports that
there were no tracks visible and
that the "Blood Hounds of Duplin"
; could not be used ii tracking tho
thieves. Wherever these dogs of
i Sheriff Jones' are used somebo-I;.
, goes to jail - for they don't miss
j getting their man if it's possible.
A falling cook stove door pro' -
ably saved the life of Jim Carr,
Rose Hill section Negro, he fes'-
fied in a preliminary hearing Sat
urday. He was a witness against
James Kelly, Negro of the same
section, who was charged with
shooting Carr in the hand.
Evidence presented before Magis
trate E. W. Sadler was that Kelly
shot Carr through a window with
a shotgun loaded with buck shot.
The stove door fell open and
struck Carr causing him to lose
balance and fall at the moment
the shot was fired. One slug hit
Deputy Sheriff C. L. Nicholson
said Kelly had recently been pa
roled from prison following his
conviction for shooting and killing
TRIPLE A BE CLOSED
The AAA off ices will be closed
here from Tuesday, evening until
the following Monday after Christ
mas., it was reported." , ',
Helps 75 Persons
About 75 persons in Duplin ap
plied lor jobs through the State
Employment Service the s"cond
week of December according to C.
B. Rich. Manager of thcGoldshnro
cflice. M st ol these re unemploy
ed becaure of seasonal layoffs.
Employment covered by the Em
ployment Security L-rv hnj in
creased in Duplin from 730 worker
in 1940 to 1260 in 1947. This is a
gain of 72.60r;.
Average weekly wages increased
136.44r; or from $11.91 in 1940 to
$28.16 in 1947.
Average employment in Dupli'i
for the second quarter of 1948 was
1,222 with $477,559 paid in wages.
The average weekly wage was
Representatives of the Employ
ment Security Commission are in
Britt and Holland's office In War-
J saw each second and fourth Wed
nesday from 0:30 a.m. until .12:00
noon in the community uuuaing
; Wallace the same days from 130
p. r.i until 3-00 p.m. v k.. .