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LET'S MOT VOTE!
What are we voting for? How many people really
understand the issues?
; T3id you know that a
ing or' not having liquor stores in Duplin will cost the
taxpayers between $2500
jompared to what will be
, careful survey of the county will reveal that practi
cally every precinct will vote DRY. Wnen we get up
ihe morning following the election we will find Duplin
just as dry as ever, or maybe just as wet as ever, but
Jiere will be no legalized sales in Duplin
Our county budget is facing serious problems.
Many counties have been able to, raise salaries but Du
pHn is hardly able to pay current expenses, let alone
raise any salaries. ' ;
; , Farmers are busy and as the summer weeks move
v along they will get busier. Most voters will not have
time to participate in the election. So what are we to
- gain by going ahead wifh the vote? If it is deferred some
may say it will be a dry victory .-Maybe it will or maybe
' it won't but if we voe it is sure to be a dry victory. The
irys do not want anelection even though they are the
$nes who requested it. If no election is called they can
not object, and the wets know they are defeated to
start with. Let's save our
and as the Japs say save our faces.
The board of elections has in its power the author
ity to defer the election. The act of the general assem
bly only designated that they may "Call" an election.
The act did hot specify the date. If each town that would
have called a vote will meet and take an action, recom
mending that the county vote be deferred until a later
date, probably a couple of years, we feel sure such an
action will be taken and folks can concentrate their
thoughts'and efforts towards making a better crop this
year and give what spare time and energy they have
towards helping put over the Duplin Pageant. The page
rant stands to make money and the profits will be spent
in the interest of every taxpayer in the county. The
section' stand? to lose" money and. the loss Vwill come
J? out of the pockeTo1fvlrapayer m the county.. Let's
use our heads instead of the
Mrs. Graham Phillips Joins Junes Staff
As Warsaw flews And
' The Times is pleased to announce
that Mrs. Graham Phillips of War-,
saw will become our Warsaw repre
sentative effective Monday, June'
20th. ' Mrs. Phillips will replace
Mrs. Stacy Brltt who has been the
Times representative for the past
ten years. We regret vary niuch to
lose Mrs. Britt but at the same time
feel that we are fortunate In se
curing the services of Mrs. Phillips.
She has newspaper experience end
we feel she is well qualified to
carry on the, work. She will report
news, social and otherwise from i
Warsaw, accept advertising, subr
f crlpUons and Job printing. At pres
ent there will be no uptown office.
People may get in touch with her
over the telephone at her home.
Duplin Court Sends Several To Jail
Including Mother, Son, Daughter
By: EMORY SADLER
' Judge Robert L. West had the
unpleasant duty of sentencing a
1 mother, her son, and the son's wife
to Jail on June 13. Mis. Mert Wind
5 ers, her son, Luby Winders and his
wife Lillian Winders . were each
' . sentenced to six months in jail
on a chaw of soliciting alms with
. vout a license. The two women were
ordered ' transferred to Cential
- Prison, Woman's Division, Raleigh,
and the son was ordered aligned
to work the roads. Judge West also
econvnended to prison authorities
: In his verdict in the case fit Lillian
Winders that she be examined to
determine if she was mentally ut-
balanced:? Evidence in the case
'tended to show that Luby Winders
' had been arrested in another county
and convicted on the charge of
" .running a Bawdry Houe and that
he tul also been tried and cinvict
. ed previously on another char;e.
All defendants were white. ' ;r
r Judfe West also passed senten
ce on xLouis. Griffin, Negro, on a
charges of abandonment and non
support. He was ordered to Jail
and assigned to work the roads for
a period of six months after hehad
r failed to comply with -a former
sentence directing him to pay his
wife a stipulated amount for the
support' of children. " , ,
.(ohnny Bartlett charged on two
aci ount with assault with a deadly
vote on the question of hav
and $3000? A small amount
spent to influence voters
money, save our headaches
ballots this time. .
1 J. R. GRADY
Mrs. Phillips will also report news
from Warsaw lor the state papers.
Your cooperation with Mrs. Phillips
will be appreciated by both the
Times and Mrs. Phillips.
Mrs. Britt, after ten years in
newspaper work goes with the
Town of Warsaw on July 1st as
Town Clerk. She is well qualified
to hold that position and The Times
extends her good wishes and much
success in her new undertaking.
We want to thank the folks of War
saw for their fine cooperation with
, The Times will continue its same
policy of covering Warsaw news
and hopes to expand its services
to the community.
weapon - was given eight months
in the firsTcase and six months on
the roads in the second case ,
Rudolph D. Albertson, age 50,
white, of Kinttion, , received 18
months in jail assigned to work
the roads after being convicted on
four charges of passing worthless
checks. Albertson had bought corn
from J. L. Wells and issued him a
check for $169.00. He had also 1st
sued checks for corn to JrD. Sand
lln in the amount of $137.50, Troy
Cole in the amount ot $83.80 aid
D. L. Cole in the amount of $70.00.
Court adjourned at 1:19 for the
week. i :.'". .. .
Mrs. Gavin Named
To State Board
Mrs. Vance B. Gavin of Kenans
ville this week was appointed by
Governor Scott to the membership
of the State Hospitals Board of
Control which has management tf
all State Institutions for the care
of mental patients.- Mrs, Gavin's
term of service will run for four
-years. She replaces Mrs. Rivera
J.ohnson of Waraw who has served
on the board for a number of yeaVs,
Ishe is one of the three members at
lame repreacnting the entire State.
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
County Accountants To Meet At
Blowing Rock Next Week;
Duplin Man State President
V. W. MC GOWEN
The Kenans of Duplin have often
been described as a race of gentle
men, liiglilv esteemed, and always
prominently identified with ques
tions concerning the public welfare.
From the family name has come
a long list of distinguished soldiers,
legislators, statesmen, philanthrop
ists, in North Carolina and in ot'ier
Thomas Keran the founder of
this branch of the family in Ameri
ca, was a native of Couity Antrim,
Ireland, and married Elizabeth
Jonhston, an English woman of
noble ancestry, and they were
among the early settlers in Duplin.
I He was a man of considerable
means and prominence and took an
nctive part in public affairs. He was
a member of Colonel Simpson's
colonial militia and was in active
service during the Spanish Alarm
at Wi'mington in September, 1748,
and also served as a member of the
County Court in company with Doc
tor Houston, Colonel Sampson,
Captain Hicks, and other leading
citizens of that time. He died dur
trig the year 1766 and his wife died
General James Kenan, one of
several soils of Thomas and Eliia
beth Johnston Kenan, was an out
standing Revolutionary patriot
whose name is familiar to most stu
dents of North Carolina's early his
tory. Born September 23, 1740, and
educated by private tutors, he was
elected Sheriff of his County when
only 22 years of age and served
from 1762 to 1766 and again in 17-
83 and 1786. He lead a' company .if
volunteers to Wilmington in 17GS
to oppose enforcement of the Bi-.i
Jsh Stamp ct of that year, even
though a very outstanding ciHren
of i his home county, Dr. William
Houston, had been appointed
Stamp Master for North Carolina.
He, was a member of the Colonial
Assembly and of the Provincial
Congress at various times from 17-
73 to 1776, and served as a member
LAtf hXb'OHCLM.iuH'B officers
Training school held in Kenansville
had these men in attendance: front
row, C. B. Sitterson, W. E. Currie,
S. E. Williams, Sheriff Ralph J.
Jones Of Duplin and Perry Smith;
, aecond row, Oliver Home, A, R.
t ' MS
The State Association of Ceunjr
Accountants will hold Its anniul
meeting next Monday at Blowing
Rock In conjunction with the State
meeting of County Commissioners.
Faison W. McGowen, popular aud
itor of Duplin .County is president
of the. State Association- He will
preside over the meeting which is
to be held at Mayview Manor a
Monday, June 20th. W. E. Easter
ling, secretary of the Local Gov
ernment Commission will discuss
matters affecting county sovern
tirnt. The Institute of Government
will conduct a panel on matters of
interest to county commissioners'
and accountants passed by the'
1949 General Assembly. Among
the subjects to be discussed are ap
proprlations. school laws, welfare,
fiscal matters, alcoholic beverages,
eourt matters, roads, election laws,
and public health.
Mr. and Mrs. McGowen and
some, if not all, members of Du
plin's Board of Commissioners are
expected to leaVe over the week
end for Blowing Rock.
Duplin's Revolutionary Leader
By: A. T. OUTLAW
of the Wilmington Safety Commit
tee and as Chairman of the Duplin
committee. He participated activel '
in the Revolution as Colonel of the
Duplin regiment and did conspic
ious service in the vicinity of Fay
ettcville, Pee Dee (S. C), Wilmh.g
ton, Rockfish, and elsewhere. He
has often been described as a
brave and energetic leader. About
the close of the War he was chosen
Brigadier-General of State MUitia,
Wilmington District, and was
highly honored by the people of
his County nd State. At various
times he was a member of the State
House' of Commons and of the
State Senate and was a member of
the State Constitutional Conven
tions of 1786 and 1789. He was also
a Councilor of State and a Trustee
of the State University, as well as
one of the original trustees of the
Grove Academy, the first estab
lished educational institution ,n
Duplin. He was also the first Mas
ter of St. John's Lodge No. 13, the
original Maspnic Lodge in Duplin.
General Kenan's wife was Sarah
Love and their descendants have
been eonspicious and outstanding
for public service in the County,
State and Nat. on. General Kenan
died May 23, 1810, and his wife
died March 22, 1819.
The name of the county seat
town and a new memorial auditori
um in Duplin, as well as a hand
some stadium and a professorship
in Chapel Hill, honor and perpetu
tate the family name.
There will be a, square dance in
the Pink Hill High School Gymna
sium Saturday night, frcm 8:45 til
1?:00. Music by Davis Hidge Four.
Dance is sponsored by the Willard
Smith Post. No. 9514, Veterans of
Mariey, William Carter, H. J. bum
merlin, E. W. Sadler and C. W. Wag
staff ; third row, J. F. Feutrell, C L.
Nicholson, Foster HoUancVRivars
Rouse, John Butts and Soacoe Dan
iels; lourth row, B. M, Byrd, W. O.
Houston, Earl Cromb. Fred Parker,
FRIDAY, JUNE 17th., 1949
Miss Barbara Jeanne Thompson
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Thompson of Warsaw, who is at
tached to Camp Trailee for girls
near Goldsboro this season. Miss
Thompson is assistant councilor on
the water front and teaches swim
ming and life saving. She will be
at camp for the full seven weeks
period. Miss Thompson is a student
at Greensboro College for Women
during the school season.
About 60'r of American farms
have motor cais, while less than
SO'X have telephones.
1st Barn Tobacco
Housed In Duplin
George Hall of Faison is cur
ing his first barn of tobacco
from the 1949 crop. The bam
was housed Tuesday, June 14.
Hall, who crows three and a
half acres of tobacco on his
10 acre farm, barncd 120 sticks
of (rrecn tobacco.
Hall said the tobacco, which
was set out April 10, was well
developed for his first priming.
In Duplin Towns
A total of $26,428 has been allot
ed for highway and street main
entnace for towns in Duplin and
adjoining counties for the next
fiscal year by the State Highway
Department. In the county, War
saw leads with a total allocation of
$fi,50:) wilh Beulaville running
second willi $3,770, and Kenans
ville with $2,926. Allocations are
based as follows: 1-3 on population,
1-3 on highway mileage, and 1-3
on engineer's recommendation.
The following is the breakdown.
Kenansville, $2,920; Calypso,
$2,222; Faison, $2,668; Warsaw,
Sfi.MK; Wallace, $2,340; Magnolia,
$1,247; Rose Hill, $1,364; Beula
vilie. $3,770; Pink Hill, $9,000; Scv
( ii Springs, $572.; Mt. Olive, $7,
443; Chinquapin, zero; Bowden,
fX. Tea' hey, $845; Deep Run,
il:i!ell's Store, $1,340
Bcrtis Fussell, N. D.Boone and
W. L. Hocutt. Seated in front is
James Blakney, handler f the
"Bloodhounds of Duplin." The
'ive-day class was held in coopera
tion with the' Federal Bureau f
NATIVE OF DUPLIN COUNTY
Miss Mclnlyre, First A. C. L. Employee
Dies In Rocky Mt.; Started In Wcfrsaw
Duplin Included In
The State Highway Commission
has called for bids on State road
projects for June 28th. Bids on
road construction totaling 117.63
miles of primary, rural and urban
roads in 21 counties will be let.
Included in the group is Duplin for
sand asphalt base and surface
course or bituminus concrete bind
er and surface course nn N. C. 24
and U. S. 117; from a point on C
i;4 in Warsaw west and north along
NC 24 and US 117 to Wayne County
line - 14.64 miles.
Hif' v iv officials announced
that Dup .n County has been .-llclt-d
$66,000 fc.r nn 1 equipment for
heavy construction work. It will
probably he near t lie .-ml of the
year before equipment can be ob
tained. Also it lias been slated that
plans are underway for construct
ion of a 4 loot -licet, including
curbs and milters through Kenans
ville from a point near the town
line on the West to about the town
line on Die Kast. Also a similar
construction pioject on highway 11
from Grove Swamp near the school
house to the point of intersection
of highway 24. More detailed infor
mation is expected on this project
Struck By Car
Evelyn Newkirk, 7-year-old neero
child, was struck by the car of Wil
liam P-ryan Gaddy, Insurance Ad
juster, of 703 S. Audubon Ave..
Goldsboro, N. C. and was instantly
killed about one-half mile nort .
of Rose Hill at about 1:45 p.m. i
Wednesday on Highway 117. Coron
er C. B. Sitterson reports that evi
dence of three eye-witnesses, nil
negroes, tended to show that Gaddy
was headed south and that another
car headed north was approaching
him. The child had been to a mail
box and as the north bound nr
passed her she immediately stall
ed running back across the road
She ran into the side of the Gaddy
car and her head struck the door
handle and broke it off. The broken
piece of the handle remaining n
the door cut her head open behind
the right ear - killing her instantly.
Mr. Gaddy had not seen the child
until she dashed from behind the
north bound car.
A coroner's jury was empaneled
by Coroner Sitterson and after
viewing the body and hearing the
evidence returned a Verdict of
"Unavoidable Accident" was ren
dered. Held For Murder
By: EMORY SADLER
Gerald Merritt, negro, age 22, is
being held in the Duplin County
jail on a charge of murder as a
result of thr death of Walter Ral
eigh Hall, negro, who died In the
Community Hospital, Wilmington,
Monday night last.
Coroner C. B. Sitterson reports
that Merritt is reported to have
cut Hall With a knife on the left
leg upward from rear of ankle to
shin and to have beat Hall terribly.
While Hall was down it is reported
that Merritt kicked him several
tlrr.es andgot Into his car with oth
ers and dfove off leaving Hall on
the ground and that one of the men
In the cartinsisted that Merritt re
turn arid tet Hall, but upon return
ing they found Hall had walked to
a nearby home and had been taken
to a doctor. Coroner Sltterson's ex
amination of the body revealed a
broken left shoulder and other
wound- tin the back.
Three negroes. William Carr,
Bill Peterson and Charlie Merritt,
brother of Gerald Merritt, were eyo
witnesses to the fight.
A Coroner's Jury has viewed the
body and an inquest will be held
here Friday, June 17.
; An average of $1.37 per bushel
was, received by N. C. farmers for
corn sold on local markets durina
t the 'month ending May 25. :
t 0 'v ' a J T
-Courtesy Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Miss Lillie Mc
In'yre. first woman employee of
the Atlantic Coast Line railroad,
dn-d here Wednesday night, lime
!!. alter a per od of declining health
She was 83.
Funeral services were conducted
from the First Presbyterian Church
al !1 30 o'clock the following Fri
dav m.irning. The Kev. Norman
Johnson, pastor officiated. Birial
was in I'ineview Cemeterj.
A native of Duplin County, Miss
Mclntyre embarked upon a school
teaching career at the age of 18,
but a year later in her spare ti ne
had mastered the art of telegraph
and went to see top Coast Line of
ficials in Wilmington about a job.
Her interview was successful and
she landed the telegraph operator's
job at a tiny outpost in Warsaw.
At Warsaw, she related yeirs
later, "Folks would come to tt.wn
and peer through. the hols in te
window at' me as if I were some
ort of freak in a museum. To
them, a woman working for a liv
im' at something other than school
teaching was indeed a curiosity."
Miss Mclntyre went to woi at
Warsaw in 1887 as the first woman
i niployee of the Atlantic Cojlst
Line railroad. She was transfeircd
to Hoekv Mount as a telegraph op
erator in 1891 and in 1!)08 was
promoted to the general .superin
tendent's office as a pa s clerk.
Ten years later another promotion
placed her in another man's job,
thai of assistant accountant in the
i-eneral superintende-il's olfice
She retired in 1930 alter 43 .veari
of service and had lived quietly at
he home here since that time. She
had been a lifcl'iu;: member )f lh?
Presbyterian Church and also had
been active in Ihe work of the UiN-
ed P.ui'.'.htcrs of the t on'ecieraey
anil the Rocky Mount Keseavcn
Mis- Mclnlyre was the dair'httr
I the late Mr. and Mrs. Da''id M.
Icln'yie ..f Diiplin County. Sur
ivors include a brother, J. A. Mc
lntyre of Auburnd.il", Fla , and two
nephews, both of Rocky Mount.
Attend Meeting 1
Mr. Eugene It. Carlton, President
of the Kenansville Produetl '
Credit Association, and Mr. L. P.
Wells, Mr. Arthur Kennedy, Mr.
Fred Outlaw, and Mr. M. W. Sut- .
ton, Directors and Garland P. King,
Secretary-Treasurer have returned
from a group conference of the 27
Production Credit Association in
North Carolina held at Asheville
June 8th and 9th.
According to Mr. Carlton, the
program included a keynote talk
by Julian H. Scarborough, Presi
dent of the Production Credit Cor
poration, who emphasleed the re
sponsibilities of Directors' strengtn
ening ihe affairs of their respective
associations for better service to
members and to farmers of the fu
ture. Representatives of the various
associations discussed' association
problems and methods for promo
ting association efficiency.
E. Hervy Evans, of Laurinburg.
a member of the Farm Credit
Board, discussed the "Farm Credit
Board's Viewpoint on Objectives
Dr. J. H. Hilton, dean and direct
or of North Carolina State College,
gave a talk on "What North Caro
lina Faces in her Future Agricul
ture." ' .-