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VOLUME NUMBER SEVENTEEN
EDITORIAL .. .: . "
LISTEN AGAIII WARSAW
u ?& v Last week we pointed out some of your weak spots
N and some of-your strong spots. We suggested a meat
: processing plant to be established at the present location
""of your abbattoir and encouraged more exploitation of
) your transportation advantages. Warsaw not only is
K , now standing at the crossroads of its history - Warsaw
v.is. i-the crossroads g Duplin County;When we think in
: , terms of the county as a whole.' When we inake this I
statement it follows that
- With this phase of Warsaw's
Kenansville and Warsaw represent a situation in
Duplin County that once
. ..ford was the largest town
S boro.just a short distance away, was the county seat
A Sanford grew by leaps and bounds as Jonesboro sat
f. idly by. But as Sanford
; Jonesboro.;There was for
1 : which --naturally fermented
k I to move the courthouse to Sanford. There was believed
I f no hope for the future of Jonesboro. As time moved on,
K : Sanford grew,: Jonesboro held its own, until one day
i not so long ago the two towns became one. bamora is
'i now the county seat, but the pride and joy of Jonesboro
If retains the courthouse and
II forward towards a greater.and nobler day.
f f We are not suggesting
. ' Kenansville nor vice-versa.
idly by! -Though the process may be somewhat slower
i .' , than other towns, such as Beulaville, Rose Hill, and of
f course Wallace. Kenansville
J homes are going up and
: nansville is the heart center
be. Once Warsaw, tried to
tit there; but ' themovement
' I ..But, this fact cannot be
HHhlf mark rplat.irtnshin
j:gwo towns iaQvaffj&f -.ttfe- jlp rfWaVs
:i r)usiness depends to a very
la ,Their interests are in common. A closer tie in relations
Between uiewo, especially in Dusiness anu inuusiruu
1 1 developnient, will be for the best interest of both. Ke
;?.'; r'nansvUle must rely on Warsaw for rail service, power
and telephone 'service. In many fields Warsaw serves
Kenansville and their close proximity does not justify
ff; any 'changes' at present. Warsaw should extend more
i r ' service to Kenansville.; It has been proven many times
r .--that Kenansville goes to the aid of various undertakings
I of its neighbors. For instance, the baseball club, even
? : though a flop, is a good example of the support Warsaw
! : may expect from the county seat. Kenansville residents,
T, 3hop in Warsaw daily as if they lived there. '"
V: A" movement may be undertaken in Kenansville
fc 'in tle hot too far distance to build a hotel. The county
I" "seat needs pne. The. closeness to Warsaw will justify
fXi Warsaw supporting such an undertaking. Kenansville
V would be justified in supporting a packing plant near
" Warsaw. ' , "y-- : -i;!-, , r':-;.;. . .
i?; -The hew auditorium at the county seat, now a fact
,f toot a dreamVls going to result in many. more gatherings
: aim mwsu. icugci uiica uiau
operation as given, Warsaw
the building than any other
i The auditoriura'is not a Kenansville project but a county
' wide project. ) ' -
ff' Kenansville needs more business houses. Several
is new ones have opened in recent years but weneed more.
J , Thfr more new businesses in the . county seat, the more
ti-i people will be drawn to this section to trade. The more
;t- people drawn to Kenansville the more will Warsaw
i ..business attract. The town of Kenansville is your best
& feeder. The Duplin Pageant is just as much Warsaw's
as it is Kenansville's. It belongs to every community
; in the county. The pageant is going to benefit every
X community in the county, but next to Kenansville it
" stands to reason that Warsaw has more to' gain by it
than any other town. -Yet ticket sales tor Warsaw is
almost at the bottom; Little interest is manifested. At
the called county-wide meeting Saturday night to dis-
. cuss further plans for the Pageant not a soul from War
saw was Dresent. -
Warsaw, again we say, take, advantage pf your
natural obDortunities.: Kenansville doesn't even have
a doctor, it has to depend
c'A thought in closing. A hospital located between
Warsaw and Kenansville would not only be a-benefit
- to both towns but would- give to every Duplinite some:
hing tiiat is sorely heeded.: At present an4 for the past
several years most all hospitals in a 100 mile radius of
Duplin County are overcrowded, ana unaermanea. -..
, By: J" R. GRADY
New officers for next year'a se
or, junior and sophomore class
i at Fast Carolina Teachers Col-
in Greenville, have been clect-
"'1 according to custom, have
r (V !'cs this spring. They
' " r ml el "s of t'.e
Kenansville must be tied in
business and social life
existed m Lee County. San-
in the. county .while Jones-
grew-it developed towards
years in Lee County an urge,
and fomented in banford,
together they are moving
that Warsaw try to asorb
Kenansville is not standing
is definitely growing; New
new businesses opening. Ke-
of Duplinand always will
have the courthouse moved
failed and will fail again if
overlooked. There is an in-
eiistihff between Warsaw
large degreefa Kenans'villa
tu ure pah u j(ivj.i vu-
stands to profit more from
'town besides Kenansville.
- Carroll ' James of Falson Is
treasurer of the Fhl Delta Gamma
Fraternity and President of the
Methodist Youth Fellowship. lie is
a member of the Christian f crvlee
Club and was rece'v
trej!-rr of tte TW 1
Sam Byrd To Broad
Author Sam Byrd, author, direct
or and actor in the Pageant "The
Duplin Story" is expected to ar
rive in Kenansville today. He will
be accompanied by the engincc.
who is to lay out the amphitheater.
While here Mr. Byrd will broadcast
over station WRRZ, Clinton and
Wallace, at 3 P. M. Sunday. Tune
jn your dial at 880.
The activities of the commence'
ment exercises at Kenansville High
School began on Thursday evening
April 28 when Mrs. H. E. Latham
presented her students in the an
nual piano recital.
. On Sunday, May 8, at 11 a.m
the Rev. A. D. Wood, pastor of the
Wesleyan Methodist Church in
Charity, will preach the baccalau
reate sermon at the hiph school
auditorium. The Senior Class will
present its Class Day exercises on
Thursday evening. May 12. Then
on Friday evening, May 13, Dr. J.
D. Msssick, president of Eastern
Carolina Teachers College will de
liver the cummeuceihcnt adJress.
Bculavillo, Duplin's large con
solidated Fchool will open commcn
ftrtnent exercises Sunday vcning;
1lajr 8, at 8 o'clock vftbfi Rev. Alvis
MI Whit (ed of Fuquay Springs witl
deliver ,the Baccalaureate sermon.
Class bay exercises will be held
Thursday, May i2, at 8 p.m., and
Graduating exercises, Friday, May
13, at 8 p. m. Prof. J E.,Wond
house of the University of Chapel
HiU, will deliver the address to 24
girls and 8 boys who will receive
Boy Scout Court
Of Honor Be
The Duplin District Boy Scout
Court of Honor will be held at the
Hallsville Presbyterian ChurcrT on
Monday night, May 9th at 8 p.m.
All the Scout Troops in Duplin
County are eligible to participate
in this Court of Honor, and parents
and friends of Scouting are urged
to be present. At the present time
there -are Scout Troops in Ke
nansville, Hallsville, Chinquapin,
Warsaw, Unity Church, Faison,
Calypso. B. F. Grady School, Out
law's Bridge, Rose Hill, and Wal
lace. Mr. John Dlefel, Council Advance
ment Chairman, will preside at the
Court of Honor. .
Miss Helen James, daughter of
Albro James of Chinquapin and
school bus driver is in a hospital
with a broken arm suffered Tues
day morning when the partially
loaded school bus she was driving
plunged into a washout while en-
route to school. Miss James was
gripping the steering wheel so hard
In an effort to control the bus she
broke her arm. No other occupant
nor the bus was injured. She was
driving .through a shallow puddle
of water in the road and could not
see the wash-out. ;;
Vhy The Bibie
Where from?. Why Provided?
What does It contain?
Hear the answers at the. Court
house in Kenansville on Sunday,
May 8th. at 3:00 P. M.- r -Address
by J. F. Cochran. .)
Welcome Good-Will Persons
I f FREE
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
i' KENAN MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM
nww us FOLKS - your new
county-wide auditorium and gym
nasium. Through the generosity of
Win Rand Kenan of New York,
Mi s. Graham Kenan and Mrs. Lou
ise Wise of Wilmington, the untir
ing efforts of Supt. O. P. Johnson
and the liberal donations of hun
dreds of, Duplinites and their
fritnds outside jf Duplin, this mag
nificent building is now readv fur
construction. The contract was let
las, week to the Taylor Construct
ion Company of Goldsboro on a
fixi;d fee basis and construction
is expected to begin within a few
The overall dimensions will be
100 feet wide by 140 feet long. The
main auditorium will be 100 ft. by
IOC feet; will seat comfortably 4000
people or, 5000 in a Jam. The seat
ing capacity during athletic con
tests wilLbe 2345. The athletic area
will take care of a maximum size
playing court. On each side of ti e
court wjfl be the dressing room
with showers. Two toilets will be
provided s for spectators. At the
front will be the portico, lobby and
two cfjces,, on each, side. In the
rcdrwflt he a stage 23 ft hy 42 ft
The building will be of concrete,
steel and brick construction. The
face brick will be red to corres
pond with the present school build
ing. The auditorium will be loca-
ELECTIONS ARE QUIET
Duplin Towns Hold Municipal Elections;
Mayors, Commissioners Named
Local politics in Duplin towns
came to an end Tuesday when all
towns held their elections except
Magnolia which was held Monday.
See Magnolia News for results
Most excitement was ev'nced in
Warsaw where the entire slate vas
composed of new candidates. Re
W. E. Currie was elected mayor,
while five commissioners were also
chosen out of a field of nine candi
dates. The Commissioners are Woodrow
W. Blackburn, A. Askew, G. A.
Best, Glenn C. Brown, and W. .
Currie polled 238 in the race for
mayor, while his opponents Samuel
E. Godwin and Mangum Carrcll,
had 154 and 5 respectively.
Votes for commissioners were:
Blackburn 255,' D. Matthis 165, As
kew 172, Best 304, Brown 270, S H
Porter 157, M. V. Orr 165, and F J.
Mayor W, G. Hoffler was re
elected without opposition, polling
254 votes. The only incumbents
seeking renomlnation to the board
of commissioners, Dr. A. R. Bland,
and Melvin Cording, were reelect
For commissioner: . Dr.' A. R.
Bland 236; M. G. Cording 224; E.
J. Johnson 189: D. B. Townsend
208; J. S. Blair 180; C. L. Shields
166. The five highest were named
to the board. '
,, , , ,
The , incumbent mayor, L. U
ilroome, was re-elected, uniy one
incumbent was returned to office
from the two seeking renomlnation.
For mayor: L, D. Groome 152'
D. J. Oats 62; T. E. Adams 28; A
S. Thornton 16, . '.
For commissioner; C. A. Decker
101; J. M. Faison 154; C. X. Mc-
Ciillen 142; Perry Lewis 129; C. R.
Lewis 124; P. G. Adams. 103; S
Murphy 46; J. B. Stroud 105; Frank
itfartin 51;- Paul Clifton 76; J. C.
Bell, Jr., 80. Five candidates are
named id the board. -
Vows cVc I S. P. r''c msyor
ted on the north side of the present
school building facing highway 11.
Ample parking room will be pro
vided at the ivar of the building.
Walks and green lawns will adorn
the front grounds. The building
will be completely fireproof with
eleven sets of double doors. Also
on the inside, will be a balcony.
When complete the auditorium
is expected to cost in the neighbor
hood of $100,000.00. Leslie Boney,
Sr., and Sons. Wilmington archi
tects, drew the plans. Before any
set ideas was made to the appear
ance local officials visited a num
ber of gymnasiums in surrounding
counties. It la said that Kenan
Memorial Auditorium will be one
of the most attractive and conven
iently arranged in North Carolina
and the only publicly owned audi
torium and gymnasium built as an
outright donation by residents and
friends of the county. The Kenans,
In whose honor the building is
named, gave $20,000 as follows.
Wm. Rand Kenan, $10,000; Mrs
Graham Kenan, $5,000; Mrs. Louise
Wise, $5,000. The Kenansville
school district raised $10,000 in
one concerted drive.' Profits jfrem
the Pageant, rThe Duplin Story"
will go towards completing and
furnishing the building. To date
more than $60,000 has been raised
in cash and bona fide pledges.
lead the council race. Others na
med were M. M. Thigpen 61; W. D.
Brown 54; Gardner Edwards 38;
Archie Lanier 56.
Unsuccessful candid: te were:
Richard Bostic 3?- Charlton Sand
lin 25; Sidney Hunter 37; R. R.
Mercer 18' snd Herman Tlietuas 32.
W. D. Herring, mayor for ten
years, was unopposed.
Town commissioners vote was
cast as iollows: E. L. Lanier 178;
W. H. Hall 153; Reed Fussell 137;
Horace Fussell 141; and E. G. Mur
ray 130 were elected. H. S. Johnson
teceived 108 votes.
Amos B-lnji n was elected mayor
in :he town election by defeating
Paul Ingram. Brinson polled 180
votes to Ingram's 19.
In the race for commissioners
Ralph Brown led the ticket with
140 votes; Leo Jackson 138; D. H.
McKay 115; Ivey Bowden 99; and
S. W. Westbrook 96.
Others in the race, but lost, were
William Lewis 79; O. P. Johnson 3;
Harold Jcnei 1 and Miss Margaret
Reports from Calypso have not
Called To Meet
According to Supt O. P. Johnson
Duplin County . Schools stand ro
receive approximately one-quarter
mlKion dollars&om the State U be
used in school construction and
repairing during the next fewye.irs
.This tital amount is contingent up
on passage of the school bond issue..
It Is fortunate for our schools that
the Scott administration has gone
on a spending spree. -
Supt Johnson has called a meet
ing of all the school boards to be
held In the Kenansville auditorium
Tuesday night, May 8th to discuss
the prqposed school bond issue. The
Board of Educ tion has endorsed
t' e tmd vote. ' 't. Johnson-says
V4' - i r'proved it wilt
MAY 6th., 1949
. VOTE AGAIN NEXT MONTH
June Date Set For Road Bond Election
The Stall' U-iard of Election:; has
set May 7 as I he dale for registra
tion books to open in all precin?ts
ior the school ami road bond elect
ion on June 4.
The regisl ration period will run
from May 7 to May 21. Registrais
will be at polling places on May 7,
14 and 21. Saturday, May 28 will
be challenge day.
Persons who already are register
ed in general election books will
Time Of Ticket Sales
The Officers of Duplin County
Historical Association extended the
Ticket Sales for Reserve Seats to
"The Duplin Story" until May 28Ui.
On this date all tickets not sol i
will be called in and stamped for
Section B, which will be the next
section to the Reserved Seals. Tick
ets bought during August and Sep
tember will be sold for Section C,
which will he the remaining Se. -tion
in the Amphitheater.
COUNTY FATHERS MEET
Duplin Commissioners Favor ABC
Vote; Passage Road Bond Issue
At the regular meeting of the
board of minty commissioners h?re
Monday, the board voted to author
ize the county board of election to
call a special election on the matter
of ABC stores in the county.
"' The board als wiyit on nwl - r
endorsing the proposed $200,000,
000 School end Road bend vote
" The special election on the ABC
store question will be held provided
the calling of the election is leal.
The board of commission! is auth
orized the elections hoard lo call
the election without beim; request
ed to do so by petition from cither
the dry forces or the wcl forces.
Allied Church League Meets; Asks For
County-Wide A. B. C. Store Election
The Allied Church League t f
Duplin County met at the Teactuy
Baptist Church on Friday niRl l.
April 29. Officers were elected for
the coming year as follows: Hev
J. V. Case, president; Rev. S. A.
IN SPITE OF RAIN
Boy Scouts Of Tuscarora Council
Enjoy Week-end Encampment
In spite of rain and inclement
weather throughout the whole week
end, 156 Boy Scouts and 10 adult
leaders braved the elements to en
joy the Council-wide Camp-o-ree
held at Selma, April 29, 30, and May
1. The program was followed very
closely as planned and the Camp-o-ree
ended with no casualties and
everyone happy even though it was
a rugged experience. The Campfire
scheduled for Saturday night had
to be canceled, but the group met
in the auditorium of the Selma
school where Mr. D. A. Buteman of
Goldsboro entertained with his mu
sical saw, and where moving pic
tures of the last Camp-o-ree were
shown by Thomas Meece of Selma.
The group was led in some livelv
Camp singing by Bobby "Cotton '
"On Sunday morning, Rev. Fletch
er Ford, pastor of the First Baptist
Church at Four Oaks, conducted
the religious services.
,The contests on Saturday after
noon consisted of rope throwing,
log sawing, tent pitching, match
lighting, and knot tying. The rope
throwing contest was won by Bea
ver Patrol, Trooy 2 of Goldsboro.
The log sawing contest was won by
the Bear Patrol, Troop 12 of Fre
mont. Tent pitching contest "was
won by the Beaver Patrol. Match
lighting contest was won by the
Wolf Patrol, Troop 12, Fremont.
The knot tying contest was won y
the Wolf Patrol, Troop 6 of Golds
boro. - a
Final awards for the Camp-o-ree
were' Issued at the close of the
Church service on Sunday. The
Books Open Saturday. May 7
not have to register for the
The outcome of the election wlU
he determined by a majority of
voles cast. Both bond Issues $200.
000,000 for roads and $25,000,Mtf
f r Mhool buildings will be sub
mitted on one ballot.
Governor Scott has Issued
proclamation formally setting
June 4 as the election date.
If you would like a Reserve Seat
lirket to "The Duplin Story", soo
I he Ticket Sales Committee in your
town or community or write to M.
F. Allen, Jr., the Treasurer, K
nansville, N. C, before May 28,
ADMISSION: Adults. $2.50;
Schooi children. $1.23
Duplin County Historical Assoc. Inc
G. E. Alphin, Jr..
County Auditor F. W. MeGowen
and elections board clerk A. T.
Outlaw were instructed to go to
Raleigh and take the matter. iip
with Attorney-General Harry Mc
Mullan's office,. to determine tho.
Reality oJ their authortxattoo.
While the county board took (fete
action without being requested to
do so by petition, it was reported
that petitions are being circulated
in the county requesting the elec
tion. II' the election is found to be
kK.'ii and is held it would automati
cally halt any town election OS)
the ABC question which might bo
Smith, vice-president; Rev. A. D.
At this meeting plans were nade
to ask for a county-wide election
on ABC stores and strategy to carry
forward the dry cause discussed.
on Patrol: Trooo 2. Goldsboro: !
ver Patrol, Troop Goldsboro;
Wolf Patrol, Troop 6, Goldsboro;
Standard Patrol Banners WW -awarded
to Troop 28, Sanders
Chapel; Cobra Patrol. Troop S,
Goldsboro; Eagle Patrol, Troeat 74.
Herring High School; Rattlesnake
Patrol, Troop 74 Herring Ugh
School; Seal Patrol. Troop TS, of
Westbrook; Bear Patrol, Troop U.
Fremont; Wolf Patrol, Troop 13.
Fremont, Flying Eagle PatroL of
T-oop 26, Sanders Chapel; leaver
Patrol, Troop 75, Westbrook; Hy
ing Eagle Patrol, Troop 32, Selma;
Indian Patrol, Troop 32, Sebna;
Beaver Patrol, Troop 10. rovt
dence. Church; Wolf Patrol. Troop
28, Micro. Participating lean era
were awarded to Troop 39, Clio
ton; Troop 28, Micro; Troop 19.
Pikeville; Troop 32, Selma; Troop
18, Ram Patrol, Troop It, Ovt Pa
trol and Troop 18, Flying BagM F
trol all of Meadow High School.
May Fellowship Day
The annual MAY FKJXOW3H1P
DAY will hold their meeting ft
Kenansville on May 6th, This year
instead of having a luncheon, tao
meeting will be observed wit A
"Come and Sit" tea from fc39 until
9:30 o'clock in the Presbyterian
Sunday School rooms, anaoMCee
the chairman.' of the Cowaei! of.
Churches. The theme for study thw
year la "Freedom's roundest em
The Christian Home." . .
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