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t .VOLUME NUMBER
Kenan Money For Auditorium Received;
Work On Pageant Expanding Daily
idi Work Is moving along nicely in
the Kenan Mcraarlol Auditorium
"V l "and Gymnasium. On Wednesday
'i morning O. P- Johnson received a
t A A check from Wm. Rand Kenan, Jr.
'?'fovNew York City for $10,000.
'''?' About two week ago he received
!.,;:, ' a icheck from Mrs. Graham tCer.an
o wumingion lor 5,ouo ana a few
: ; if weeks prior to that he received a
s oheck from Mrs. Jessie Kenan Wise
; v ' J.f Wilmington for $5,000 making a
' ( total of $20,000 received from tbe
f'iKnan family towards the audlto-
Tlim. ;: -
; 31 VJf - ,ffom Kenap and hu son James
-uj hj' JVOnan of Atlanta, Ga. have made
.nice contributions towards the pro-
-J ' ".' Work on the pageant is moving
'f t" nn-Kiy aiiu ncseis are selling
.J every d"(y. An altncfive,aJvcrtising
f f4 Doster -has been drawn and natnted
-' .by Corwin Bife, technical director
V C: "The Duplin Story". The paint-
; s '.tii how3 Duplin's attractive Court
. ilp'iise. They are already on display
iiUCenansville and will be seen all
ie the county and adjoining
1 i I V Mr. Rife called Kenansville from
xfTtleston, B. C. this week stating
' City the latter part of the week to
' y secure needed equipment for th
f' Ittage. Sam Byrrt also called stating
fy that ' the Associated Press; wou'. l
, soon release a news story tliat
.? wouin cover Kastern united states.
? -' Mr. Rife has completed plans for
, the amphitheater which is expected
ito Seat UDivardS of 9.00(1 npnnlrf jind
; -construction wor WUI commence
V toon after Rife arfdByrd .rtvd
' 1 "erJtftT'ermaniUyluntil the
gdSeant Is over. They are scheduled
r-g'Mnwve In on July 15th..
f Ail you haven't read the ad ol the
Wsccamaw " Bank in this week-V
I V n . . .J .. '1 im T1.M
aBbvamn)Htep is uununK-iorany
' . . . . . ' . j 1,.
ining oi inieicsi 10 pui on, uisijmj
PMA Chairman Emphasis Grain Support
. With the price of most grains
? ' down to or below government sup-
' port love's, G. T. Scott, State unair-
; ' nian oi me jrroumriiun mm
i ing Administration, urged f armors
- to. consider taking the advantages
L of government support before sell-
ing their crops at current market
Scott'said that price supports
. -will be affected through commodijj'
loans arid purchase agreements on
1949-crop wheat, oats, and-barley
. available to producers from .;the.
. time of harvest through January
i 81, 1950. Loans will be made on
i ; f. win or warehouse stored grain
$k WMl will mature on Aprfl 30 1050.
' or earlfer on demand. Farmefs who
;,lio not need the ready, cash may be
v. Juaranteed price support by sign-
Ing purchase agreement. Under
.'V- the puichse agresment plan "a far
' " mer must declare his intentions' of
sellirilf td the government during
; , the month of April, 1950. Under
either plan the farmer pays a small
' service fee. -
" The support price on all grain
' but wheat is based on a percentage
; of parity -of. April 15949, and the
: ; support prices are constant through
v; out North Carolina. In the case of
wheat an interim support, rate,
; ? based on April 15, parity, to be n
nounced after July 11949 Eligl-
; ; bllity requirements for the various
.; grains anJhe basic support rates!
; v are as follows. The basic rata is
;:i tubject .to certain discounts or pre
:;f miums. for, grade variations.
To be eligible for loan or for pur
chase under purchase agreement,
wheat must grade U. S. No. 3, or
j t better; Or grade No. 4 or5 solely
on the factor of test weight, but
" otherwise gfade No. 3. The basic
.1949 interim loan rate for wheat
grading U. S. No. 1 in North Caro
lina is $2.1fl per bushel. The final
" rate for; wheat .will be. determined
at Ofioc nf .Tuns IS naritv.
Under the support program bats
must grade U.-B. No. 3 or better.
The loan j-ate for No. oats, figured
at 70 per cent of parity; is 81 cents
a busheLfor farnV stored nd 73
cents for warehouse stored. . . f
Barley to be eligible must barade
? U. 5. No. 5 or better. The 1949 loan
rate of barley grading U. S. No.
Is $1.19 per, bushel, whjch ls 72'
;vof parity. '': " !
With the current movement of
: - grain to market . Scott noted that
many inquiries, especially on Oats
and wheat supports; had reached
his office, in Raleigh. Both lo n
and purchase agreement programs
are administered by the State Off
ice of the Production and Market
ing Administration through "the of
fice of the local. County Agrlcul-
' mil Conservation Association. In
Yarsaw Boys Make
The American Legion Post io
Clinton is sponsoring a team in the
Junior Baseball League. The team
has gotten underway to a good start
having played several games al
ready. Two night names are sched
uled weekly. They are in the league
with Raeford, Dunn, and Ft. Bragg.
Tventy boys are playing from War
saw, Clinton, Roseboro, Franklin
and Taylor!s Bridge. Sumner Eakes
is coaching the team and E C.
Sipe is manager.
Vann Bostic and Graham Phil
lip.1'., local high school boys are play
ing on the Clinton team.
"Trees, bushes, and tall crops at
driveway entrances are a serious
traffic hazard on farms.'' says our
County Agent Lacy Weeks. "Too
often these objects make it impos
sible for drivers traveling on the
highway to see farm vehicles about
to enter the road."
To reduce chances for accidents.
Mr. Weeks suggests that farmers
clear all obstacles on' each side of
their entrance for a distance of 700
feet so that a clear view of their
entrance maybe hnd and when enter
ing the highway, make a full stop,
look both ways, and turn into the
proper lane. When lea ing the
A. tiinh.i.efif ni.tv,-,! ,i,.
advance.jve plenty "Of
slo tfbwir gradually, and
in the- proper lane.
terested grain producers rosy get
further information on any of the
government grain support programs
from either source.
Wallace Tax Rate
Is Set At $1.50
The Town of Wallace has set its
tax rate at $1.50. Expenditures are
expected to be $61,600 for the year
19)48-49. Anticipated income is $62,
Two Year Search
Charles Allen, . Negro, age 26,
charged with the forcible rape of
Gladys Marie Smith, negro, age 14.
at 'the time of the alleged offense,
August 24, 1947, has been appre
hended by the FBI and is now in
tlw Duplin County jail awaiting a
hearing on Saturday next, both
Allen and Glady Smith , were resi
dents, of Warsaw iwhen the i crime
is alleged to have been committed.
Gladys is reported to have oeen at
the home of her mother in Warsaw
on a visit from a school for the
feeble minded when Charles Alien
is said to have enticed her to his
home and forcibly raped her. Nei
ghbors hearing her scream ran In
to Allen's home and caught him in
the act. Gladys ran to the home of
her mother and Allen' disappeared
and has not been beard from until
located by the FBI. Sheriff Tones
reports that the FBI was called In
shortly after Allen's disappearance
when it- was believed that he had
gone to Philadelphia to escape ar
rest, The, two year search ended
when he was located, in. Durham,
N.: C, working for a construction
company, and arrested. He wai us
ing theCharles Blaokmore; Black
more is understood to have been'
bis mother's maiden riame.
The Sheriff (f office reports that
Gladys Marie is still in the school
for. Feeble-minded, but will be
brought here for trial.
Duplin Hative Is
Honored By Writers
'j- v i i in
Rommie O'Daniel, native bf
Rose Hill Negro
Held $7500 Bail
By: EMORY SADLER
Gerald Merrltt, of near Rose Hill,
was held in $7500 bail by a Coron
er's Jury Friday in the death of
Walter Raleigh Hall, negro, also of
near Rose Hill, who died in the
Community Hospital, Wilmington
on June 13. Testimony at the hear
ing held in Kenansville before Cor
oner C. B. Sitterson, was to the ef
fect that Gerald Merrltt, Charlie
Merrltt, brothers. - Bill Peterson,
Walter Raleigh Hall, the dead man,
and William Carr were all out. rid
ing in William Carr's automobile
Saturday night, and had visited a
place known as Dew Drop Inn and
George Henry Lee's Service Station
on the Waliace-Harrell's Store road
some six to eight miles west of
Wallace. The testimony tended to
show that ihey were alf friendly
until they reached George Henry
Lee's Service Station and barbecue
stand. At Lee's place an argument
started between Gerald Merritt and
Walter Hall and continued after
they left. About two miles from
i-ee s station, William jCarr testi
fied that the argument between
the two became so heated that he
stopped his car and told thejn they
couinn t ngiit in nis carhereup
on everyone got out and-. Charlie
Merritt caught hold of Gerald Mer
ritt and told him to let Walter Hall
alone and then left the others and
walked up the road. As soon as
Charlie Merritt left, Gerald Merritt
jumped on Walter Hall and cut and
kicked him according to other wit
nesses All of the men, except Hall,
got back into the car and overtook
Charlie Merritt up the road and
he got back into the car. Sometime
later they decided to come back
and look for Walter Hall. They
lound'that he had gotten to the
home of Mr. 1 eo Usher who took
him to Wallace- to the doctor and
later to the hospital where he died.
The verdict of the Jury wis: "W
find that Walter Raleigh Hall camef
to his death at the hands of Gerald
Mcrfttt and recommend that Gerald
Merritt be held in $7500 bail for
the Grand Jury."
Mrs. Henry Dail
Funeral services for Mrs. Henry
Dail, 57, was held from the home
here Thursday afternoon at four
o'clock conducted by her pator,
the Rev. Murrell Glover of the
local Methodist Church assisted by
the Rev. L. A. Sharpe of the lojal
Baptist Church. Interment waln
Qolion Grove Cemetery here. Mrs.
Dail died Wednesday morning in
the James Walker Hospital in Wil
mington following a heart attack.
She was a patient there, where she
was carried two weeks ago when
she suffered a fractured spine in an
automobile when It ran Into a
washout. Mrs. Dail was the daugh
ter of Mrs. Cenus Taylor and the
late Mr. Taylor of near Faison. She
is survived by her . husband: one
daughter, Mrs. K. E. Benton of Wil
mington; two sons, Cenus of Golds
boro and Paul Edward of the home;
two granddaughters and the follow
ing brothers and sisters: Leon Her
man and Tom Taylor of Faison, Ed
Taylor of Raleigh and Ernest Taylor
of Warsaw, Mrs. John Parks of
Faison, Mrs. John F.fland of Efland,
Mrs. Marshall Carr of Wallace,
Mrs. Caswell Mooe of Bowden and
Mrs. John McKoy of Wilmington.
Annual T; B.
r The Annual Meeting of the Du
plin County Tuberculosis Associa
tion will be held In the Courthouse
in Kenansville on Monday night,
at 8 o'clock, June 27. .
The program will include a spea
ker from the N. C. T. B. Association,
u movie on TB control, an J a gen
eral report of the activities of tbe
Duplin Association. -
Officers for the coming fiscal
year will be eleeted.
'Now Is the time to see what your
donation to the Christmas Seal
Sale is doing to combat tuberculr
6sis.' 'j'vi;,.'.: :
The public is cordially invited
to" attend, v " - ' '
plin, and Fort Worth, Texas, attor
ney, was recently elected vice presi
dent of the Composers and Authors'
Association of America. O'Daniel
is also a director of the organization
and its attorney. He is co-composer
with Mrs. Tommy Haas of Fort
Vorth of the music to the Duplin
Pageant theme song "Carolina Ju
It's Ho' Down, Lo' Down Time In The
Old County Seat Soon; Watch, Read
Yep, we're going to do the
Lo' Down, the Ho' Down in
the old town Saturday night
Saturday night July 9th is the
date designated for the long
hoped for old time street
dance in' Kenansville. We're
going . to cut the whip and
''swing your partners" as the
old "Virginia Reel", Leather"
Breeches", and "Over The
Waves" come trippllng from
the strings of Duplin's fam
ous players, The Kenansville
Kut Hps, with .Tyson Beetle
and the LearyTJojgThey are
known "vn.ffbwflj"1'1'' ee"
tion. Recently at a fiddlers
convention in CUnton they
walked away with the prizrs.
Yonll hear banjos, the steel
guitars, the fiddles, (not vio
lins), as they waft back and
forth with the old snappy
dance songs we all know. In
sort it will be a miniature
"Carolina Jubilee" on old
Grove, a short distance froir
old Goshen and North East.
Street lights wUl be bright
The Colonial Dame will be
Kenansville Lions Club Holds Ladies
Night and Installs New Officers
By: EMORY SADLFil
The Kenansville Lions Club met
Wednesday night and installed the
following officers for the coming
year: M. F. Allen, President; J. E.
Fulford, 1st Vice Pres.; Leo Jack
son, 2nd Vice Pres.; D. H. McKay.
3rd Vice Pres.; Garland P. King,
Secy. & Treas.; J. Robert Grady,
Lion Tamer; D. S. Williamson, Tail
Twister; H. E. Phillips;. 2nd Director
and Colon Holland, 3rd Director.
Out-going President Gilbert E.
Alphin - who is also President of
the Duplin Historical Association -called
the meeting to order and
announced to the Lions and their
Lionesses that following the dinner
a special program would be present
ed under the direction of the Col
onial Dames Committee of the His
torical Association. Dinner was then
served by Lion Ro;coe Jones - local
restaurateur - who went all the
way to please even the most finicky.
As dessert was served Mrs. Grady
Mercer and Mrs. Gardner Edwards
of Bculaville arrived with five bea
utiful girls and six handsome hoys -
all students of the Beulaville High
bchool. The boys and girls were
(From Kinston Free Press)
Kinston, N. C. July 21 Ruby
Sanderson,- Beulaville woman, was
convicted on charges of shoplifting
in a Recorder's Court hearing on
Monday afternoon and was senten
ced to serve six months . in the
county jail by Judge Albert Cowpcr
Mrs. Sanderson gave notice of ap
peal to Superior Court. Appearance
bond was fixed at $1,000.
Testimony by Police Officer Fred
Bates and Paul Young, who arrest
ed the woman after observing her
shoplifting activities In the down
town section, indicated that Mrs
Sanderson had with her a shop
ping bag full of stolen merchan
dise, including clothes, cosmetics.
Johnson Clan Holds 25th
Reunion; Johnson Speaker
By MRS. GRAHAM PHILLIPS
O. P. Johnson, of Kenansville
was principal speaker on Sunday
morning when the descendants and
associates of the Johnson Clan held
their 25th anniversary on the shores
of Melvln Beach at White Lake. It
was in the vicinity of White Lake
that the clan originated. .-'
E. D. Pollock of Warsaw, presi
dent of the group for the year, was
master of ceremonies. W. R. Mc-
Ouffie, retired African missionary,
of Florida opened the meeting with
prayer. . After a few appropriate
words oi welcome oy tne president,
visitors were recognized..:; During
the business session officers for the
following year were elected and
plans made for next year's reunion.
E. D. Pollock was reelected presi
dent for anothet-year. -. , ; ;'
Lewis Pollock, of Georgetown,
S. C. introduced the speaker, after
which: a picnic lunch, was served.
One of the highlights of the day
was a song "Trust and Obey" sung
by A. W. Johtwon, aged ninety-two,
here too, yes, from all parts ot
the county. And don't forget
Leg Williams, Kenansville'
tiddlin' postmaster, will be on
the scene and if we can per
suade him to come maybe
Jamie Grady of Clinton, bro
ther of tbe Judee, and recog
nized as one of the best old
time southern fiddlers in thl"
section. Jamie maybe will
come along and play his stro
divartus riddle for us. '
Faison Smith and his dan
cing daughter, Lou Jean from
over In Chocolate, the dan
cingefct father-faughlcr conide
in Duplin, will surely be here.
And those singing gals from
Gardy way will surely want
to come and sing for us.
Folks it will be the biggest
event at your county scat so
far this year and a prelude to
things to come in August and
of course the Grand Finale,
"The Duplin Story" in Sep
tember. Come, see, laueli.
dance and enjoy yourself.
Watch the Times next week
for further-to-do about it.
attired in the fashion of colonial
days and presented a program that
was thoroughly enjoyed by all pres
ent. They sang "Painting the Clouds
with Sunshine", "My Wild Irish
Rose", "Tiptoe Through the Tulips
'Let Me Call You Sweetheart" and
finally the theme song of the "Du
plin Stnry" - "Carolina Jubilee".
Miss Pansy Edwards - one of the
group - gave a very interesting and
entertaining skit depicting the
trials and tribulations of a mother
taking her children by bus to see
the "Duplin Story" at Kenansville
on September 22, 23, or 24th. Don't
ever think that these boys and girl?
can't sing, because they can.
Mr K J. (Shorty) Nazelrod - -i
gem of many facets - was pres nt
.vith his recird ng paraphanalia.
and there is now extant a record of
this very interesting meeting of the
Lions Club. Mr. Nazelrod will have
charge of the loud-speaker system
at the amphi-theatre when the "Du
plin Story" is portrayed come Sep
tember. He is linotype operator on
the TIMES, radio expert and - all
in all - a very handy man to have
around when you want things done.
and other articles. The merchandise!
was stolen from Rose's, McClellan's,
Grant's, J. C. Penny's, Brody's and
Nachamson's stores here.
Mrs. Sanderson testified that the
bag was given her to hold by ar
unknown woman who later disap
peared. She denied that she had
ever ngaged in shoplifting activi-
tips Her hiishAnfl whn Alan testi
fied for the defendant, is a farmer
of the Beulaville community,
Judge Cowper reserved the right
to Impose a separate six-months'
sentence in each of the six larceny
counts should fingerprints reveal
that the woman has a previous
of Lake City, S. C.
Such familiar names as Pollock,
West, Wilson, CarUon, Murray, and
others were among those attending
the reunion. Around one hundred
attended. , ,
PFG. J. Ei Faison
Funeral services for Pfc. James
E. Faison, 25, of Magnolia, who was
killed in action Jan. 0. 1945 in the
Mediterranean area, was held Wed
nesday .of list week at 2 p.m. in
Washington from the Chapel Coble
Funeral Home. Interment was in
the National Cemetery at Wilming
ton. The Rev. E. W. Pate Officiated.
Military honors were accorded by
Co. I, 120th Inf. Survivihg are his
mother, Mrs. Mamie E. Faison and
his father, Ionard; a sister, Mil
dred; two brothers, Marlon of Mag
nolia, and Sgt. Kyle Faison. of the
IT. S. Army.
NOW IS THE HOUR!
Reports from Albertson Township say that change
in mail service for Puplin is in the offing. Residents m
the area of Holt's Store are asking that a post office be
set up at Holt's Store, to be called Holtsvllle. Petitions
have been circulated and. letters mailed to resfctents
of the area by the P. O. Department ascertaining tile
wishes of the people. Leaders of. the proposed ehawje
would set up a mail route from Holteyilte to cover She
section, approximately reaching from Holf to Gxjady
School, to Westbrook, to Herring's Store, lo OaPmfs
Bridge, to Durham Grady's Store, to'Piney Qrove'sec
tion, to Harper-Southerland, to the old Dr. Maxweil
place, back into highway 111. Roads crisscrossing the
territory in this area would be served. Such a cftange
would cut off a large part of the routes from Seven
Springs and Deep Run, now serving Duplin.
Also talk is beginning to crystalize for adding to
Lhc Kenansville post office a part of Smith Township
now being served by Pink Hill. The portion being con- '
sidcred would be that area from Sareeta North along
highway 11 1 to B. F. Grady. Also that ijaxt of Mt. Olive
Routes now serving the area from Sunjmerlin's, ScoMs
Stoic, to Westbrook's. The area from KertaneviUe to
Summerlin's Crossroads is in the Kenansville school
district and, along with Scott's store, is nearer to Ke
nansville than to Mt. Olive and has more in common
with the county seat than with any other tpwn. If such
proposed changes should take place it would result in
the people in Albertson and Wolfescrape getting their
mail from the county seat more directly and possibly
earlier in the day than they are now getting it. Mail
going from Kenansville to Grady School, for instance,
has to be dispatched from the Kenansville Post Office
to Warsaw, change to the train for Goldsboro, change
there for La Grange, change there for Seven Springs,
put on the route there for B. F. Grady, a distance of ap
proximately 10 or 12 miles. B. F. Grady is only nine
miles from Kenansville.
Mail going totSrimmerlin's and Scott's Store sec
tions, distance from Kenansville of about eight miles
must be dispatched from Kenansville, to Warsaw, to be
out on the train for Mt. Olive, there get on the routes
for Summerlin's and Scott's,
miles. Mail going to Smith
Sarecta, about 5 miles from
from Kenansville to Pink
route and brought back about
people in these areas receive
ville than from any other
If a post office at Holt s
will have to be inagurated. It is proposed that it run
from Kenansville. It is also proposed that the star route
from LaGrange to Seven Springs be changed to run from
Goldsboro to Seven Springs,
been made years ago ) . Goldsboro being a large mall jun
ction and ofily a few minutes further away than LaGra
nge is' the logical point for their mail to go out.)
Mail routes in Duplin
aiail dispatching was wholly
rhere is no reason for such
:arry more mail in Duplin
mail service was.not set up
tion out io give every lax payer me uesi pusMuiu ai vice.
Each tax payer pays his proportionate sharjg and is en
titled to the same service and consideration, In addition.
to the above discrepancies,
of Kenansville. to the South, receive their mail from
Magnolia. The Magnolia route is entirely top loTig, and
Lpsults in many patrons not
ate in the afternoon. Most
Kenansville and Maxwen
nail sent from Kenansville.
but their trading town. Duplin is wholly an agricultural
county and natrually the lives of most lesXaeotseraiE-
rectly tied to Kenansvile. Their interests are necessvily
here. Their most important mail originates here, ineir
instructions and farming operations enjinate from here.
Their courts are held here. They have to come here for
jury duty. They pay their taxes here. Much of their tra
ding is done here. More mail service out oi Kenansville
means savings in money to the government and time
to the farmers. In about one third of the county omk au
tos are listed in Raleigh as coming from other coCmtias,
therefore Duplin loses its entitled share of road CQnsi-,
deration. Our present mail service brings on headaches'
in the Tax Collector's office, in the County Accoun
tant's office,in the Board of Education office, In the
CONTINUED ON BACK
Boy Scout Troop No. 20 Vins
Honors At Camp Tuscarora
The Bey Soout Troop No. 20, of
Warsaw won their chare of the hon
ors at Camp tuscarora last week.
The entire troop won first' place In
Inspection and Discipline, and first
place in the relay race. Warsaw
boys winning merit badges were:
Gerald Jones, swimming and ath
letics; Jean Thompson, llfesaving;
Ray, Faulkner, swimming. Jean
Thompson tied the permanent camp
a distance of about 10 to 12
Township at a point near
Kenansville, is dispatched
Hill. There placed on the
12 miles to Sareeta. More
more mail from Kenams-
Store is set up a star route
(a change that should have
were set up years ago when
dependent on rail service.
operations today. Star routes
today than do trairis. Ihe
as a money making proposi
people living within a mile
receiving their mail until
patrons m the area between
Creek prefer to have their
It no) only is the county seat
record in Chinning and won first '
place in diving and first place In
treading water. Gerald Jones won -first
place in the Push Up. The
following boys attended: EdaVe
Britt, Gerald Jones, Jean Thomp
son, Ralph Fail cloth, Ray Faulkner. ,
Alfred West, Hugh Mitchell, John
Steed, J. D. Davis, Nelson Boat,
and Johnny Jenkins, who was acting
scoutmaster, . . ' .
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