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McCoven Thinks VqfersWillfiM
; jloadr Schqol Bonds Proposal
i. By F. W. McGowen t.i
On June 4th, North Carolina will
ga to the polU t& voUF for Better
Schools arid Road. Many promin
ent North Carolinians have already
endorsed this forward Jooklnfi pro:
gram, .The leaders .of , our county-
are supporting this program.
Looking back autosa the years,
1 find that .North Carolinians have
responded with a keen understand
ing to 'those programs which seek
to lift them up out of poverty and
ignorance. That is why I think they
will support, the road and school
Improvement program plaefcd Je-
lore. ineiir on xne oaitoi junc .
Sometimes it Is easy to say "We
cannot do this" or "We. cannot do
that" simply beeause we have never
done them before. I van recall how
many farreaching programs in thU
State were opposed by manv people
wh l.-ter realized how beneficial
tbey'becarte to North Carolina's
r Many . people opposed -Governor
Morrison's bond issue for roads in
the 1920's but there are few today
who will tell you that North Caro
lina did not reap golden dividends
from the campaign which paved
her county seat to county seat
rads. Governor Charles B. Ay
cock aroused a storm of protests
earlier in this century when he
made the simple proposal thst all
North Carolina'6 children deserve
an opportunity for education. That
was revolutionary in its day, but
V:t lived to see It accepted as
iiftsic pattern of our culture, '
All worthwhile programs have
'been opposed by somebody, but
have found that. North Carolinians
' b'e uerally knowv ho w to separate
the wheat from the chaff. They
know who their champions ar.
L Today, as f see it, we stand on
I the threskld( uaotivar-rat.ri
' of Advancement The people of
North Carolina ire clamoring for
I Improved ervJces fbe themselves
laud their chilaren, Their, legwla-
I ture has authorized a program of
: tscnool na roaa improvement uure
will set us on the way toward pros-
j perfty and new economic and pa-
i itual well-being.
1 To vote against this program Is
; to veto the spark within, us that
i makes us constantly seek improved
' wcyaof ioin? things. To vote for
i better schools and better roads Is
! ta recogrlze that the spirit of ploh-
t eering id still not dead among us.
We are "till ever striving onward
and upward, and we cannot allow
that forward march' to cease. We
must never be content with the
H status quo, for then we begin to
-T deteriorate and lose our vitality.
...'.The referendum on schools and
roads June 4 is another milestone
in -the making of a" better North
Carolina. Surely the needs of these
times arc not losing on the en
lightened citizenship of this grand
old State! We cannct d tha many
good things that ought to be done
unless our citizenry' is willing to
shoulder the responsibility . for
. them. This -is. such an opportunity.
. The great outlying regions of
our State Avhich are bogged down
in dust ani mud need to be opel
ed to jhe trafficking nf commerce
and commerce and industry- Te
t antiquated school houses of North
I Carolina - - many poorly ventilated,
, poorly lit and crowded classrooms
- need. our urgent attention. We
l cannot build a better North Carol!
' ita unless we release the full agrl-
cultural and Industrial potential of
; 1 our State, We cannot move forward
f unless we see that .the rising gen
f , erations are educated to cope with
the-t enlarged:' responsibilities of
! ',iheir Jwe.:..:-N"::;.-'..v,,-..a-..
' I urge you to vote for better
North Carolina on June 4. I urge
you to make this election a shining
' emblem of North Carolina's faith
In in her future. I urge you to vote for
. Better Schools and Better Roads In
a Better North Carolina. '.,'.. : ., ..
t -. Thank you. r , . - ,
Service Be Held
ThA James Kenan Chapter, UDC,
will hold their annual Memorial
Service Sunday, May 29 at 3 pan. In
the Warsaw Methodist church with
t : e president, Mrs. R. L. West pre
y ling; Rev. R. 1 Crossno will give
i invocation and the principal
ker will be Judge R. L. West
re will be special music by a
i's quartet, followed or roll
r f deceased -veterans of all
; ; ;i (? .,-r ...nfl memhsrs. The
' 'II ; ' i 1 "?np-rt
Meetings In County
A Good. Roads, Good Schools
Meeting will be held at McNeal
Sholar's Store in Cypress Creek
Township on Tuesday night, May
24, at 8:00 o'clock. All citizens are
urged to attend " '
The Issuance of $200,000,000 of
State Bonds for rural roads and
the issuance of $25,000,000 of State
Bonds for public school buildings
will be discussed at this meetin..
A Good Schools, Good Roads
Program meeting will be held at
the Chinquapin : High School in
Chinquapin on Friday night, May
27, at 8:00 o'clock.
State Highway Commissioner
Wilbur Clark of Fayettevllle is ex
pected to be at the meeting, along
with several other persons, who
will discuss the $200,000,000 Road
Bands and $29,000,000 School
Bends Issues. Both of these bond
issues will be obligations of the
State, and will not Increase our
county taxes. .
' A Better Roads and Schools
Meeting will be held at the Wal
lace High School Auditorium on
Wednesday evening. May 23, at 8:00
" State 'Commissioner of- Banks,
Gurney P. Hood, will be 'the prin
cipal speaker. : - f v
The public Is cordially Invited
Attend this important meeting.
BE YOUR AGE is a motion pic
ture, which everyone over 30 years
of age should see, according to Dr,
J. W. Roy Norton, State Health
Officer, North Carolina Board of
Health. This Is a publls service flint
which wiH be. shown at the MOTOR
PARK Theatre on Thursday, Fri
day, and Saturday, May 26-27-28.
' "Many of the 8.202 North Caro
linians who died of heart disease
last year," - Or. 'Norton stated,
"would still be alive if they had
giverrtheir hearts the consideration
that' nature' nequires." Heart dis
ease v the number one. killer in
the State and nation. "Be Your
Age", continued Xr. Norton, "Is
:ecommended by, the North Caro
lina Board of Health. It is a film
which encourages caution, but also
changes fear- to confidence and
hope.. It will broaden everyone" s
understanding of the human heart
and how to protect it"
Be Your Age is a film co-spon
sored by the American Heart Asso
ciation and the Metropolitan Life
Insurance Company. The film had
its; premier In Radio City Music
Ha" yrk- h"
in many other states.
Be Your Age will be shown as
i publls lerWce on regui.ir program
according to Mr. C. B. Hayworth,
Manager of the Motor Park The
atre. . ("..'.;, . I;
Have Youi Bought
Your Tickets Yet?
Reserved seat Uckets.for the "Du
plin Pageant are still on sale thru
out the county; This week tickets
were placed on tale in Lewis' and
Glenn Martin Drug stores In Mt.
Olive and la drug stores in Clinton.
Reserved seat tickets will be sold
through May 28th. After that date
no more reserves will be cold.
Prices are $2.90 for adults and $1.25
for children. ''r ;,"":7":: ' '". .
s Plans are rapidly shaping for the
construction of the amphttfeeatre
which should get under .way in a
few weeks, manager Gilbert Alphin
said, It is expected that Sam Byrd
will move to Kenansville soon after,
the first of June and, your county
seat will be buzzing from then on
until pageant time.
TO CELEDSATE f 1
U SMh EISTIIDAYX
Mrs. Julia Miller of Mlllertown
will celebrate her 86th birthday
Sunday when her children and
grandchildren, 'and other relatives
and friends will gather wt',h rr'
t'e J me of L. C. J""" r f - .
' -v 'Y-nnt - . X" r i ' i
. KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
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Senator Urnsfead Is Speaker
With appropriate ceremony, the
new $35,000 Town Hall building in
Warsaw was dedicated Wednesday
evening, May 18. W. B. Umstead
former United States Senator, was
the principal speaker. Local, county
ana otner dignitaries were on hand.
The program began at 7 o'clock
with open house at the new Town
Hall. The Girl Scouts and Javcettss
wives of the members of the War
saw Junior Chamber of Commerce,
The formal ceremony began at
8 o'clock with invocation by Rev.
Jerry Newbold, pastor of the War
saw Presbyterian church.
Mayor A. J. Jenkins, chairman
of the Dedication program, publicly
recognized the retiring officers of
the local government durirg whose
administration the structure of the
Town Hall was built. The innnm.
ing officers, elected Mny 3. recei
Here is your truck and tractor
fire-fighting outfit. The truck
htu's th- tractor to the scene of
.orest fire fighting and the. tractor'
plows fire lanes around the fire,
resulting in quenching the fire at
Duplin's Share Of Roads
Ouplin County will receive 455?..
267 for school buildlne and S2.A73 .
000 for road building if voters on
June 4 authorize the issuance of
school and road hnmfe, according
to a letter received by county com
miioners from Governor W. Kerr
by the' 1949 General Assemhiv j,i
locate those amounts to be spent
in, the county, provided that the
people authorize the issuance of
the bonds when thev vni in th
June 4 election.
For choo! buildina: Dunlin f'nnn-
ty .would get $250,000 as It.
Share Of a $23,000,000 snnrnnrl..
Il.the General Assembly plus
$3P8,2J7 as its per-pupil share of
the proceeds from ' the School
bonds. The per-pupil share estab-
County Superintendent of Schools
O. P. Johnson, County Commiss
ioner L. P, Wells and County Ac
countant F. W. McGowen dLcuss
ed the $200,000,000 of State Road
Bonds for rural roads and the $25,
000,000 of State School Bonds for
public school buildings at the Beu
laville school last Thursday even
ing. BOO to 1,000 people were pres
ent. The crowd was very enthusi
attic.' '-i'li'i..! ?,.(;
r -t, Johnson discussed these
' " at the ensnsvllle
t 1 -t l'H.''v
CITL HALL - DEDICATED
New Town Hall;
ved recognition by the program
Aubrey . L. Cavenau,?!!, member
of the board of town commissioners
gave a report on the condition of
Mayor Jenkins introduced Mr.
Umstead who made the principal
The new Town Hall is a modern
ly designed Atruture which houses
attractive quarters of all local gov
ernment activities. It was first oc
cupied about the first of March
In it are offices of the Town Clerk,
Mayor, Police, the local library,
the up-to-date four cell jail, an as
sembly room and the fire depart
ment. The present building now occu
pies the site of the old Town Hall
which was nothing more than an
improvised office space in ir. old
the earliest possible minute. The
tractor has been in the county for
nearly two years now. With the
new radio hook-up the tractor will
be carried to fire scenes much
lishej by the General As embly
is determined on the basis oftnc
1047 48 average daily membership.
.The amount that would be,spent
in the county for road building, if
issuance of the bonds Is favored Ly
wo vuiere, is set forth aviwllv in
I the rnmi hul . . .
to be "a fair and eoiiifoM hic-i
bution based upon the formula in
us by the State Highway and Pub
lic Works Commission.
, The county's share qf proceeds
from the road bonds would be in
uumon to its . regular share
roads mil be pav. d in addition to
u.c uncs we now have.
K The 5rhonI bondi will permit ad
v TOioreq schools
On last Friday ,
Ntizens of the coun.H "
District Better Road- K an1 t At-A
C. . - -UKTI UCl
:T"uof meeting m Clinton ' State
Commissioner of Bankf . Gurney ?
Hood made a strong plea for the
passage of these bond issues He
pointed out that the wealth of the
oww was si?t tunes aa great today
as It was yhen thf first Road
Bonds were issued In the twenties.
Monday evening of this week a
Good Roads, Good r ' meet
in? was held at the 1 v IT'rh
. A FRIDAY,
Ralph Miller in his forest fire
fighting pick-up truck. Mr. Miller
is a busy man during fire seat on,
in fact, he says he is busy every
weekxveek intlie year. To aid him
and his assistants the State, this
week, installed a two-way radio
broadcasting outfit with receiving
aud sending units in the truck and
at the fire tower in Rose" Hill. The
Uose I till tower broadcast will car
ry about two hundred miles. Mr.
Miller will virtually live in his
truck and the result will be imme
diate notification! of fires at any
place in the county. The other to
lowers, at Chinquapin and Smith
Township are connected with the
Hose Hill tower and Mr. Milkr's
home by telephone. Duplin is the
7th county in the State to have
such a radio connection.
Want To Fiddle?
Be in Clinton Saturday afternoon,
at the courthouse, at 2 o'clock if
you. can handle a fiddle, banjo,
guitar, or what have you in the way
of stxing?d instruments. The fo'ks
there arc Cning to put on an old
lashioncd fiddler's convention frrm
2 to 4 o'clock. Radio station WKRZ
wilt broadcast it, 880 on your dial.
Listen in if you can't attend. Be
lieve it or not, you may hear Les
Williams, our local amiable post-inate-
or maybe Lury Ljiry and
his fiddle, his brother James with
his steel guitar or Tyson Bostic
with his Spanish guitar. You re
member'am folks, they played at
the street dance in Kenansville.
There probably will be others from
Duplin taking part in the contest
Prises will be awarded in the am
ount of $25 first prize, $15 second
and $10 third prize.
Ask New P. O. Bus
Service For Pink
Patrons of Pink Hill and other
post offices along the proposed
route are working towards secur
ing a bus mail line from Rocky
Mount to Warsaw via Pin Hops,
Farmville, Greenville Ktnston,
Deep Run, Pink Hill and Kennns
ville. Jap Smith, postmaster at
Pink Hill says prospects for se
curing tbe bus are good.
WOMEN OF CHURCH
TO MEET HALLS VILLE
The women of the Hallsvllle Pres
byterian Church will meet Situr
day evening at the church In cele
bration of the birthday of the orga
nization. K picnic aupper will be
spread at 4:30 and tbe meeting to
follow. Everyone is invited to attend
and bring a basket. This meeting
U not confined to the" women but
v r'- of t!B fcwnl!y-lJ-
MAY 20th., 1949
Wallace Strawberry Jamboree
Closes Successful Program
A Junior Dairy Cattle Show wa
held in Hussi'y's Warehouse in Wal
lace in connection with the Straw
berry Jamboree on Friday, May 13.
There were 17 entries from Onslow.
Pender, .S impson :ind Dupl n
Professor U. II. Unl'fner or Sl.i
College judged the cat lie using the
Danish System. All cows ,im1 heif ers
won nine or ml ribKnis.
Duplii. 4-ll members vinninjS
blue rilii.'ips and $" r-ash were:
GenLi!o!':i".il. Warsaw: Dick Cord
nf;, Je"ry Cmuin:;. Wallace; and J.
I). Carter, of li.'ii! iville. Jimmy
Svkes of Wallace received a red
ribbon and S4 cash.
In I'lttie.;; and Showmanship
Ccne Holland of Warsaw won first
p v,:e of Si2 aed l);k Cording if
W.iD.ce won t :rd prize of $8. In
idu.lion to cavi
Lers cnleriiu co.
tcivid "SI r.i a Ii.
they e.sed t.i
prizes all mem
- ,11(1 heifers re-
nr rchandisc do
na. id bv i iereiiaaX of Wallace.
Strawberiy prices held steady
throughout the week with receipt;
moderate lo light. 24-quart crates
sold from $(i..r() to Sii.50.
Fryer unl broiler pricct, moved
around two cents per pound wea';
cr at Ce.Urai N. C. points with si;p
,lies heavy. Heavy hens were steafy
lo yenkei- to close at lo er.!s.
Top hogs closed the v.eek at 17.2.)
per hundred, a 25 cent increase
jver the previous week's e4. .. .
Oll'cr.nfs rf rrtlle were liciil wi'.h
Cotton prices core ii i cgiilai dur
ing the week and closed u-it hanged
wlien compared -with la-! w.-k'.s
Crop conditions are now I -Hiking
very much more f.tvoral.-le ihan
during out recent heavy -ains. .
Hattie Gavin Abortion Trial Began
Wednesday; Judge Frazelle Presides
By: ICMOIIY SADI.KK
llattin Gavin. Negro, of Warsaw
. C. vent on trial lu re Wednes
day morning charged viih pei-for-itinR
an abortion on !Cunice Vane
Sucker. 24 year old negro of Mag
nolia, N. C. last February Dili. Tilt
.'ae was called for trial at 11 a.m.
: nd Mr. Walker Stevens, of War-
;a . attorney for Hattii- flavin i.n'
nediately made a motion lo have
the case? continued, lb' reut his
motion and affidavit-, from iv.o
doctirs sl.il m.4 loaf Mr. Uivers I).
Juhiisou. eluiu' coiinc'l for " ll.dtie
Gavin, was confined to 'hi; home
under doctor's can- as the result
af an operation on May 5tii. The
inolion was denied by Judge J.
I'.ml I'"r..z. He. presiding. Jude
Krazelle had previously ruled that
the tuy.it be tried this special term
of court as it was called prim.n.-ilj
Cor the pirpose of liyin: ih's par
ticulni c.-se. the case having been
.ontinucd fron Hie last regular
term or court. Mr. Stevens then
naoe a motion to quash the ir.
Iic i:i ..i ai.d !n.-; Motion wa also
It i . l y the i oui t.
i ' ' ! ; : o t.'avin iios baea free un-i-
r bond lor . cver.il years oil an
jther indictment chuigiiij.; al.or'.ion
.vhere the patient died and there
has been feeling generally in the
section of the county' where her
reputation is known for the present
tft.-e to bs tried at once. Her activi
ties in the field of abortion are al
leged to have continued over a
number of years.
Eunice Vann Kuckcr. upon wl.cm
(he abortion is allecv-d lo have
been performed - was the first wit
ness called. She testified that she
went to the home of Hattie Oavin
between seven thirty and eight o'
clock on Wednesday evening. Feb
ruaiy i'lh, and that she paid Hattie
fiavin $25.00 and promised to Gend
her $25.00 more as soon as she re
turned to Washington, D. C. where
she is emi.lovel. That Il.itt.e Gavin
then had her lie down on the floor
of an upstairs room and thai Hatt'e
Gavin inserted an instrument into
the cervix of her uterus for the
purpose of causing lh$ premature
birth of her child.; That Dr. V.
Gooding!, County Health, Officer,
removed the tube from her vagina
at about 11:00 o'clock on the eaine
nlut with Dr. C. F. -Ilawes, of
Wallace - - The annual Straw
berry Festival held here drew to
a successful close with a gala Ball
featuring Herbert Gupton's orch
estra. The opening officially with a pa
rade led by the crack Camp Lejeune
Band and the 87 piece Drum and
iUigle Corps, was one of the most
successful ever undertaken.
Attracting wide attention from a
booth sponsored by the atate ex
tension department in cooperation
with the Coastal Plain Station and
he county extension service, dis
played various new and old straw
berry plants, methods of' cultiva
tion, grading and disease control.
I'.irm eipiipn.jiit dealers, merchants
and everyone from "baker to ean-.ia-st.ck
maker" set up in the aaily
decorated booths giving the ostlval
a gigantic fail appearance. Children
a ; well as older people, fell into
the festival spirit and snowballs of
pop cum. and peanut stands did
a Having business. The second
day opened with judging of prize
h a". bei r crates exhibited by var
ious growers, f irst prize crate with
it- S.V) premium was won by Cecil
K.ikins of Ivanhoe. second prize. $4J
to W. H. Hatcher. Chinquapin;
.M,i-I. S.:i0 to Mrs. Henry Dixon,
Waliai e: and fourth prize. Mrs.
ii. Hall of Watha.
Follow i tip the auction in which
!';. prize crate was sold for $50, tbe
f ist di.-t. ict junior dairy show was
a: I I. lilnc rib'.ion winners in tbe
oin ni -ev class were Jamas Jackson
and Thomas Draughon of Clinton.
Uine Iiibbon winners in the Jersey
cla.-s, Dick Cording and Terry Can-ding
oi Wallace; Gene Holland of
V a i -aw; Bobby Cox and Peggy Ann
Co:; of Kichlands; and W. V. Hsuee
In the llolstein class blue ribban
winners were Maurice Letter,
Jai..es II. ,11,
a. Pref .
a. ii. Kiii
i -as judge and
was pi incipal
r' at the "Jam
.siding as jnas'er
Chair nan I-' -lvn Cnr'hrg.
Mill: production per cow in N. C.
last year amounted to 4,330 pounds.
ito-o JP11. and County Health
v'urse Mary I.ce Sykes being pres
ent. Sae also testified that this
id'T: ; ; i u ..t i n wji mai'e at Eunice
Vai.n Itiuker's home where Hatcia
Cavin was Umunht h., Sheriffs
deputies for the purpose of identi
1 it at inn alter her arrc.it
Sheriff Ralph J. Jones testified
to lieiii pres n! when tile identi
fitatiun was made and lo what wa?
said by F.unk-c Vann Pucker .n the
pia .-"lice of Hattie fiavin.
Mi- Mary Lee Syke.;, Couhty
Health Nurse. KtstifieJ to being
present a".d nssisling Dr. Gooding
in his csainin.'tinn anil to having
scon the tube in the uterus of Eu
nice Vann It ick 'r and wiwening
Dr. Goodinc testified that he
made an exam:natiun nf Kunire
Vann Kutkci and found the tube
in her uterus. That he had the
sheriff send for Dr C. F. Hau-as
anil remced the lube in hiG pree-cni.-?
alter Dr llawcs hart eNanj
ined the patient. Dr. Gooding sta
ted that the child was alive when
he rcmvvvd the tub". He aiso soa
firnicd testimony as to the identi
fier ion of Hattie Onvin by Eunifcc
Vai n Hucker.
Dr. C. F. Hawes testified that
he was present and examined the
patient and that the tube was In
her iilerus and was removed by Dr.
Gooding. That the child was alive
when the tube was removed and
lhat fiom his examination of the
patient there wis no reason to per
form the abo'tion to tave eftliar
.ne life of the child or the mother.
Dr. Hawes also testified that be
was present when Hattie Gavla was
brought into ti'o room and that
he heard Eunice Vann Hucker
Identify her as the woman who
placed the tube in her uterus.
The State rested Us ease at 5 13
p.m. and Judge Frazelle adjourned
court until 10:00 o'clock Tmirsaay
Mr. E. Walker Steveas, rep re
senting the defense, crjss McaWa
cd the witnesses closely and aetad
many exceptions to tet.timy al
lowed to go to the jury. He ue
tloi ed Dr Hawes ?articula1y about
two Seconal tablets prescribed far
the patient and sought to ahow .
that they could have relaxed muc-
. Continued Ok back P'