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VOLUME NUMBER SEVENTEEN
KENANSVILLE NORTH CAROLINA.
FRIDAY, MARCH 11th, 1949
1949 MID-WINTER SERIES
"TIME FOR DECISION
f k - X (DVLfcNOB AND LATE U. S. SENATOR J. M. BROUGH--.
TOW died Sunday morning la Waahlneton, D. C, from a sudden
i?; heart attack.' He had fenred only four months of his term. He was
tl scheduled' to deliver his maiden speech on the Senate floor the fol-
, lowing day. Funeral services were held in Tabernacle Baptist
jv Church, Raleigh, and interment was In the Mohtlawa Cemetery in
j Raleigh. ' A crowd estimated at more than 5,000 attended the ser
? rices. J:'. . r. ' .
U.O.Carr, Prominent Wilmington Lawyer
of Duplin, Died on Monday
i-:(X Carr, 79, prominent retired
,:' I'minetonattornajtaodifotnec u.
i . district attorney rjereastem
Nofrtb, Carolina, died at a o'clock
ff dnday night at hi borne, Mason.
iforo Sound,' Wilmington, after
ling illness.' f- , ,
"j Mr. Carr was born hear, Kenans.
$le Sept 0, 1869, the son of Jos
eph H. and Mary Susan Carr. He
Vas prepared for college at the
School of S. W. Clement at Wallace,
ut graduated magna cum laude
f tota the University of North Caro-
Ua in 1889.
'if la his first" and only venture of
I running for office," be was elect
a to the State legislature from
Dnpltn County in. 1898 and served
for one term . On the last day of
tie 1899 legislative session, Mr.
Carr formed a law partnership with
Ceorgo Rountree to practice in Wll
jmlngton. Previously, he had prsc
t'eed in Kenansvllle as a partner in
toe firm of W. B. AUen and Co..
William T. Dortch of Goldsboro.
j Mr. Carr served as chairman of
re New Hanover county Board of
J iueation from 1909-to 1910 and
t ain from 1927 to 1931.
7 He served twice as U. S. attorney
for the eastern district of North
rstrollna. His first tenure was from
4310-1919 and the ' last extended
f m 1933 to 1949. In 1929, he was
t pointed as a member of the N. C.
iucational commission and serv-
I I as chairman for two years. He
a as delegate at . lam from North
Carolina to the National Democrat
ic Convention in San Francisco in
The Tuscarora Council Executive
ard will hold its first jjuarterly
acting for 1949 at -. the ; Rufus
' '2 Hotel in Clinton on Wednes
y night, March 18th at 7 p. m.,
was announced yesterday by W.
. Kemp, Council President. The
ecutive Board of the Council Is
posed of forty-one men repre
Ung Duplin, 'Johnston, Samp
a and,; Wayne' Counties. This
ard is the policy making group
r Boy Scouting in the area serv
j by Tuscarora CounclL
Among other items of business
te considered by the Board at
meeting in Clinton, will be the
4 Charter Review. This Be
i will embrace all the Scouting
ies of the Council for the
r, t ti will serve as a guide
I, i this year's program.
-ortant items of business
: to the Council Camping
Ho It's financial plan-
" 1 ty f-e Eoard
In 1932, ho served as member
of the N. C. Constitutional commis
sion, and previously he was a mem
ber of the N. C. Judicial confer
He was also a. deacon of St, An
drews Covenant Presbyterian
Church, and an honorary number
of the Cape Fear club. 1 - i
He is survived by his widow, the
former Miss Susan Leroy Parsley;
two daughters, Mrs. Frederick B.
Graham of Wilmington, and Mrs
H. M. Emerson of Jacksonville, F4a.;
one son, James D. Carr, Wllming-
rton attorney; one sister, 'Miss Mary
Carr, and one brother, J. Handley
Carr, both of Duplin county.: - ;
Lels Outlaw, Outlaw's .' Bridge;
William Ingram, Kenansvllle; Roy
Carter, Wallace; ' Robert Herring,
Rose HiU; A. P, Cates,-Falson.. '
' James HalUe Moore, age 45, of
Bowdcn, died Monday night in the
James Walker Hospital in Wilming
ton after a few. days' illness. He
was a prominent farmer; and was
Sales Manager of the Big Star to
bacco warehouse in Wljson.,. He
,..!, j ' - '-' ; . ',
was an Elder in the Bowden Pres
byterian Church and was ictlve in
all local civic affairs.' He was the
son of the late Mr. and Mrs. t. J.
Moore of Lenoir County,
Funeral services were; held t in
the Warsaw Presbyterian Church
Wednesday afternoon at 3 'o'clock
by Rev. Jerry Newbold, ft.ot of
the Warsaw and Bowdp j J r
I tori-m Churches, asi:' I '
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THE ABOVE GROUP is the group who took part in the one hour
broadcast over WRRZ in the Wallace studios last Sunday afternoon.
The program was sponsored by Warsaw and by far the best program
to be heard yet. Reading from left to right, sitting Judge Robert
L. West, Mrs. John D. Robinson, Mrs. Robert L. West and Sam Byrd.
On last Sunday from 3 to 4 o'
clock Warsaw presented its chap
ter of the Duplin Story over Radio
Station WRRZ 680 on your dials.
John Sikes of Wallace, Secretary to
the Wallace Associates, acted
Master of Ceremonies and pro
duced an hour of good entertain
ment aimed at giving publicity to
"THE DUPLIN STORY", a pageant
to be presented in Kenansvllle on
September 22, 23, and 24 as a bi
centennial celebration of the found
ing of Duplin County. This story
is being written by Sam Byrd, au
thor, actor, playwright and pro
ducer and a native of Mount Olive,
N. C, now living in Charleston, S.
C. Mr. Byrd appeared on the pro
gram Sunday and explained thaUcjous Lord" awWLove Ye The
the DUPLIN STORY would be a
two-act drama with eight scenes
and that he was well along In its
writing. He said that the natural
bowl which has been selected for
the building of the ampitheatre was
perfect and would afford spectators
and actors alike a wonderful set
ting for the play. In commenting
on the historical richness of Duplin
County, Mr. Byrd said that there
was no dearth of material, that the
amount already on hand was . so
great that it took much time ' and
study to select that best suited for
use in the pageant. He also said
that he felt sure that there was
much of the historical background
of Duplin which he did not yet
have which should be considered
before he could finally complete
his work. He requested those in
possession of this material to'send
it to Mr. Gilbert Alphin, President,
Duplin County .Historical Associa
Religious Picture To Be Shown at
Capital Theatre Sunday llight
On Sunday evening at 7 p. m. the
film, "The Power of God,' wiU be
shown in the new Capital Theatre
in Kenansvllle with free admission
This film was produced by the
Duplin District C:
Honor to Be Held Monday Night
. The Duplin District Boy Scout
Court of Honor will be held Monday
night, March 14th, in the High
School Building in Wallace at 7:30
p. m. -f These District Courts of
Honor 1 are interesting meetings
which have recently been attracting
large crdwds of parents and friends
of Scouting.. All the Boy Scout
Troops in Duplin County partici
pate in the Court of Honor. The
a call meeting of the Town
a call meeting of the Beula-
villa Board of Aldermen Monday
night, March 7, reports Mayor 3.
P. Bostic, Dr, Paul Bolln and M. M.
Thlgpen were elected to serve on
the board since the resignation of
two members, Arthur Kennedy and
the Rev. Stephen Smith.
1 the meeting it was voted
tion, Kenansvllle ,for transmission
. The broadcast originated in the
studios of WRRZ in Wallace anu
John Sfk.es introduced Mr. John
Dlefel, President of Wallace Asso
ciates, who welcomed the Warsaw
participant and other distinguish
ed guests and expressed Wallace's
gretitude at having them present.
During the program The Five
Sporting Tones boys from the
Warsaw High School, sang "Swing
Low Sweett Chariot", "Bones" ar.d
"Gonna Lay My Burdens Down".
These boys deserve great credit for
their singing. Pete Peterson, ac
companied by Miss Nell Brook
house, sang "Take My Hand Pre-
Lord". George Best presented a
piano solo, "Heart and Soul'.
Robert L. West, Judge W Duplin
County Court and President of the
Warsaw Rotary Club, spoke briefly
and said that Warsaw was proud of
the opportunity to have part in
these Sunday broadcasts, and to
present-today the Warsaw Chapter
of the DUPLIN STORY on the air,
and that he was sure every other
town in Duplin was equally glad to
present Its chapter. He said that he
felt sure that the pageant to bi
presented in September would be
long remembered by all who see it.
Mrs. Robert L. West, President
of Warsaw Business and Profes
sional Women's Club and of the
United Daughters of the Confed
eracy, urged everyone to buy tick
ets now for the pageant and to help
in every way possible to make the
showing of the DUPLIN STORY a
Lutheran Church and Is an excel
lent picture. Mr. C. E. Qulnri has
purchased a new 16 nun. movie
projector for the theater in order
that the best In religious movies
might be shown from time to time.
following communities now
Calypao, Faison, Warsaw, Ken
ansvllle, Outlaw Bridge, Rose Hill,
Wallace, Chinquapin, Hallsvllle,
Unity Church (Route 2, Warsaw),
B, F. Grady School. i
Mr. John Fonvielle of Warsaw
is Advancement Chairman for Du
plin' District, and presides at the
" Luther Rice Carroll, RFD Ken
ansvllle, lost i tenant house 1 on
Wednesday, : February r23. The
house was a 40x40 structure and
was known as the old Sudie Bryan
house, about 79 or 100 years pld.
It was an old Duplin County land
mark and was put together with
wooden pegs. Most of the furni
ture was saved, but the house was
not covered by insurance.
Standlnr Station technician, F. W. McGowen. L. P. Weils, Gilbert
Alphin, Pat, adopted daughter of Byrd. John Sikes, master of cere
monies, Graham Phillips, John Diefell; the quintet, "The Five Sport
ing Tones", of Warsaw) Bobby Porter, Joe West, George Best, Thomas
Rogers and Kay Bundy-Photo by Kraft, cut by Cletus Brock.
Preston Wells, County Commis
sioner, came to the microphone to
say that the County Commissioners
were wholeheartedly behind those
working to have the pageant pre
sented and that all the people In
his section of the County were very
enthusiastic pbnut it and would
support it fully.
County Auditnr Faison W. Mc
Gowen, gave Uie following sum
mary of the beginning and growth
of the pageant idea: "Friends of
the Radio Audience: This year be
ing the two hundredth anniversary
of the incorporation ot Duplin
County, the Board of County Com
missioners, knowing of the Coun
ty's rich history ,and being desir
ous ofseeing our two hundredth
birthday celebrated in a manner
becoming to our glorious past, oi:
November 1st, 1948, appointed a
committee composed of members
from all sections of the County ro
organize the Duplin County His
torical Association. This Commit
tee met on November 15, 1943, and
named an executive committee.
"The Executive Committee elect
ed the following officers: G. F
Alphin. President; Mrs. John D.
Robinson, Vice-President;, Mrs. J.
D. Sandlin, Jr., Secretary; M. F.
"The Duplin County Historical
Association was duly Incorporated
on November 29th, 1948. The As
sociation is sponsoring the Dl'P
LIN STORY, a historical pageant
being written and produced by
the famous Sam Byrd. It will be
given in an Amphtltheatre in Ken
ansvllle on September 22, 23, and
24. Three to five hundred school
William J. Pickett, Prominent Local
Sportsman, Died Thursday Morning
Mr. William J. Pickett, aged 60,
died of a heart attack at his home
here shortly before 10 oclock Thurs
day morning. He had been suffer
ing from heart trouble for over a
year. He was the son of the late
Andrew J. Pickett, one of Duplin
County's largest land owners and
a noted fox hunter. Mr. PWiUiam
J. Pickett was a large farmer and
an ardent fox hunter.
He Is survived by his wife, Mrs,
Ella Pickett; four daughters, Mar
tha Pickett of the home, Mrs. D. H.
McKay; Mrs. Vance B. Gavin and
Mrs. A. R. Bland, all -of Kenans
vllle, and one sister, Mrs. Mattic
Pickett Bradshaw, of Beulaville.
Funeral services will be held in
the Grove Presbyterian Church,
Kenansvllle, at 3 o'clock Friday
afternoon with the Rev. J. C.
Morrison, pastor, officiating. In
terment will be in the Golden
Grove Cemetery in Kenansvllle
TO BILL PICKETT
.W. J. Bill) Pickett, as familiar
on the streets of Kenansvllle as is
the court house, and as ardent .1
lover of dogs and the great nation
al sport of Fox Hunting as any one
In the section, took his needed rest
Wednesday morning at about 0:43.
He was suddenly stricken with .i
heart attack and soon passed sway
Bill, as you would say, was a
great old fellow. I lived in his
home ior some time and never
for diphtheria, whooping cough
and vaccinated for small pox be
fore the first day of school. There
will be a clinic at Kenansvllle
school on Friday, March 18, from
0 n. m. to 11 a. m. I" e let the
children from all of the schools in
the county . will be included in the
cast of characters.
"Tickets were put on sale last
week, and are being rapidly distrib
uted throughout the county. All
civic clubs and other organizations
in the county will be selling tick
"Much interest has been mani
fested, both locally and from out
side the County.
"We cherish the magnificent his
tory of Duplin, live and enjoy its
present, and have implicit faith in
the future of our county. Thank
Mr. G. E. Alphin, President of
th Duplin County Historical As
sociation, spoke and said in part:
"First, I want to thank our friends
from Warsaw for making this ra
dio program possible, and thanks
to all of you everywhere for the
interest you have shown in the Du
plin County bi-centennial celebra
tion. It is very encouraging to
have such wonderful co-operation
and support from the peopls.
Through these programs we hope
to advertise Duplin County and
the pageant to be given in Septem
ber. "These Sunday broadcasts will
continue for the next fourteen
weeks with a different Duplin town
or community presenting its local
taient each Sunday. Next Sunday
March 13th at 3 o'clock over
Station WRRZ 880 on your dials,
the town of Magnolia will be on
the air v,ith a good show. Tune
in, won't you?"
heard him raise his voice in anger.
He always carried a smile. He
liked everyone and I doubt that he
had an enemy in the world. Until
his health failed him it was as na
tural as dew on the grass in the
Summer and Frost on rooftops
the. winter to see Bill swinging his
milk bucket from his home to his
barn around the corner to milk
"Old Susie". Having no sons
wait on him he played the role oi'
family provider as well as chore
boy for his wife and four dauRh
ters. He dearly loved fish almos,
as much as he loved his dogs.
He was known by nearly ever
one in the county and never aspired
to anything great. He just wanted
to be "The man by the side of t'C
road" and help his fellow man.
What, with raising four children
and all girls, how could he? I liv
ed in his home during the depres
sion days and know personally some
of the problems that faced him. In
his latter days conditions shifted,
as they did with many of us. an J
he took his latter days more easy.
Bill will be missed b yeveryone in
Kenansvllle, and our sympathies go
out to his family.
J. R. GRADY.
MAYOR C. E. STEPHENS
Kenansville Mayor C. E. Steph
ens has announced that he will not
be a candidate for re-election in
the spring election. He has served
two terms as top official of the
town of Kenansvllle. r ! -
His Honor has rtsued a statement
which is here published:
"I wish to thank the people of
Kennnsvllie for their loyal support
during my tenn as Mayor. I have
pr-'.'-yM working with the Town
! .! ot'wr town cm-
ior Christ cm
' BsfrrrlUa. Va.
This broadcast may be beard nn
Sunday morning over Radio Station
WPTF in Raleigh, N. C.
On 'Duplin Hour'
Th nunlin Storv" on the air
over Radio station WRRZ origlnat
ing in Wallace each Sunday auer
nnnn at a o'clock featured Warsaw
talent, merchants and the famed
Dlavwriter. Sam Byrd, of Charles
ton, S. C, and New York.
.lohn Svkes. announcer for WRRZ.
o,tri matr of ceremonies, in-
tervipu'inj? outstanding citizens of
Duplir: County regarding the forth
coming historical pageant relating
rtuniin's 9.nn vears of history. Es
pecially featured on the hour pro
gram, which usually is oniy nan
Sam Bvrd. writer and
producer of the pageant, and "The
Five Sporting Tones, a wv
hich ohnni hovs auintet. that are
destined to be outstanding musical
voices. . - ..
Robert West, attorney of Warsaw,
was interviewer and responsible for
the Warsaw program. Others on
the program were E. B. Peterson,
soloist who, accompanied by Miss
Nell Bruchhaus, rendered two se
lections; Faison McGowan, orator,
of Kenansville; G. E. Alphin, Pre;,
dent of the Historical Association,
of Kenansville, Mrs. Robert L. West
and Graham Phillips, of Warsaw.
Climaxing the afternoon John
Sykes interviewed Mr. Byrd and
drew from him much Interesting
information concerning the pageant
and the harmonizing voices of "The
Five Sporting Tones ', composed of
Bobby Porter, K. Bundy, Joe West.
Tommy Rogers, and George Best.
George Best also presented two pi
ano selections. .
The Outlaw's Bridge A.U.W. vill
meet with Miss Pauline Outlaw at
her home Saturday afternoon, Mar.
12th, at 2:30. All members are
urged to attend the meeting.
James Paul Hill, 63, well known
fampr died at his home near Pink
Hill early Tuesday morning. He
had been in ill health for two years
and had been critically ill for
week. Funeral services were held
at 3 p. m. Wednesday from the
graveside in Harper Cemetery near
Ervin's Crossroads. Rev. N. P.
Farrior, Presbyterian minister of
Pink Hill, officiated. Mr. tuu was
the son of the late Anthony and
Mary Jane Potter Hill of Lenoir
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Em
ma Tavlor Hill: three daughters.
Misses Paulina, Corrine and Hilda
(race Hill :two sons, Ralph and
B'.&nd Hill, all of the home; and
two brothers, Wcodley Hill and Lu
ther Hill of near Pink Hill.
Southern Baptists set a baptism
record in 1948, with reports indi
cating that the denomination's 26,
823 churches immersed 312,246
persons during the year.
Porter Routh, statistical officer
of the Southern Baptist Conven
tion, said that the baptisms push
ed the membership of the church
es to 6,491,981. Sunday school en
rolment jumped more than 300,000
during the year to bring the total,
enrolled to 4,308.874.
ployees. Everything has gone off
in the most pleasant manner, but
due to press of other business, I
feel that I could not give Justice
and proper attention in the future
to this office. Therefore, I will not
be able to run for Mayor In the
May election of this year.
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