By: ALTON p. BOKWCLL
Supervisor of .Sales and.
Publicity- Director ,
Wilson Tobacco Board of Trade, Inc
On August 18, 1949 Wilson. N. O.
will begin its 60th year as an auc
tion tobacco market. During the
past 59 years Urn market has seen
and experienced about every con
dition; thfct could develop in tha
marketing of a crop of tobacro, a
price range .from six dallars per
hundred pounds in 1890 to an all
time high Of $53.07 In 1919, and
for the past five years holding an
average of near $50.00. World War
1, then World War II, with all the
labor shortages and other handi
caps, such as shortage of machinery
, and replacement" parts, gas, oils,
Bnd rolling equipment. N
: Despite all the ,-'' problem
Wilson has never ' 'i 'inked the
three main factor i urvng the
largest bright leaf t.ibacco market,
Courtesy, Service, and Sai'i.faei' "i.
It has been and' always will be 1'ie
whole-hearted desire of bperal-rs
of the Wilson Market to "see that
every tobacco grower that patroni
zes this Market will be given every
courtesy and all the service thrt it
takes to maintain an orderly auc
tion sale, and, above all, to see
that every seller Is a satisfied cus
tomer. The operators of the Wil-
ron Market always welcome any
constructive criticism and are al
ways trying to better, its service to
the' tobacco grower. The Wilson
Tobacco Market" has continued and
will continue to support all farm
organizations In their programs to
build and better the farming con
ditions of this and other sections.
The Wilson .Tobacco Market has
helped organize the Stabilization
Corporation, the Tobacco Associat
es, and the inspection Service,
along with Crop Control. With the'
support of these organizations and
along with SO to 60 experienced
buyers and a group of warehouse
men .that are either tobacco grow
ers or who have an interest in farms
that produce large acreage of to
bacco, one may rest assured that
every basket of tobacco offered fcr.
sale on this Market will get the
very highest possible price.
-' Wilson is proud of the fact that
the owners and operators of. the
warehouses on this Market do not
operate on any other markets, ma
king and using all their efforts in
building and maintaining the best
and most orderly operated market
n the Flue-cured belts.
' For 25 years Wilson has been
operating with practically the same
selling facilities, while some mar
kets within a 50 miles distance of
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John Fonvielle, manager of the
Warsaw Motor Co graduated from
General Motors Institute in Flint,
(Mich. Sunday. August 5. .He com
pleted; a two year course in Man
agement, Sales and Service.
Duplin County Health Department
; Employs Supervisor Of Murses
Dr. G. V. Gooding, Duplin Healb
Officer, announces the employment
of Miss Mary Alice Whitfield of
Garland by the County Health De
partment. She will serve in the ca
pacity of supervisor of the Coun'v
Hdalth Nurses. '
Miss Whitfield comes highly rec
ommended and well qualified, hav
Work Hearing Co
' Swift progress is being made on i
the resurfacing work now underway
on US Highway 117 between Mount
Olice and -Warsaw. ,;; ;?
II. H. Pyrd, general superintend
ent of the project being done by the;
Nello Teer Company of Durham,
said that the first phase of the work
was completed Thursday Of last
- !C. This called for the laying of
a 1 1 & inch leveling base.
lowing this comes the inai
i..i. uinous topping. ' ;ri ,:" -i-,'ork
is progressing satlsfactor
i v " ,-ammented the superintend-
f nl, "nml if the progress continues
recording tq schedule;, we should
Tie entire job completed in
i i re w i: ' ioc davs".
s Largest Begins Els
As Tobacco friarke.
Ellis Vestal Named
To Farm Bureau
A. C. Kdwards pre-ir'i :i nf 1!k
N. C. Farm Bureau, .mmiiuiccd Ihis
wek, appointment el' a 112-nie her
Master Committee "In ,voJ; mil
and recommend long-range live
stock program" for the "t.i'.e.
Among the twelve nu :i appointed
was Mr. K. V. Vetsal of Ren ins
Appointment of (tie uMiniiHe
was authorized July 1 at a strhv
wide meeting on daiiying a .; H ;
stork at Slate Collce under
-p i.'isrnViip of llie Stale Kami Bu
: i .in.
W. J. Grodv
'Villiim Joflnia Grail;., IM retired
farmer and public official of A'b
crtson Township, died at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. Faison Smith
near Holt's Store about noon Thurs
day after an extended period of de
Funeral services will be held
from the home of his daughter at
4 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in
the fam'ly cemetery. The hev. L. C.
Prater, Universalis! minister, will
officiate, assisted by Rev. N. P.
Farrior, Presbyterian minister of
Pink Hill. Masons will have charge
of burial rites.
A son of the late John and Celia
Uzzell Grady of Duplin County, he
had spent most of his lite at hi.1: old
home in Albertson. He served in
nany public offices, but retired
from public life'in 1938. In 18C6,
he filled his first public office, that
of postmaster at Albertson which
he held for 33 years. He also served
as Justice of the Peace for 12 years
and officiated at many marriages
during that period. He served two
terms on the Board of County
Commissioners, one term as chair
man and served on the County
Board of Education for about 20
years. In -his public, career he siw
construction cf the Duplin court
house and erection of B. F. Grady
He was active in the consolidation
program for Duplin Schools, he was
a member of St. Johns Lodge No.
13A.E.&A.M. at Kenansville.
He was popularly known as "Un
cle Jock" to relatives and friends.
Hp married Kate Ford on April 29,
1894, and she survives with three
daughters, Mrs. D. G. Simmons and
Mrs. Falson Smith of Albertson and
Mrs. II. W. Spence of Kinston; two
sons, C. W. and Paul Grady of
Pink Hill; two sisters, Mrs. G. M.
Maxwell of Seven Springs and Cath
erine Grady of Greensboro; 13
grandchildren and nine great-grand
ing previous experience with the
Wayne County Health Department.
She served as Senior Nurse and
Supervising Nurse for some time in
Rex Hospital, Raleigh; Miss Whitr
field received her training at the
James Walker Memorial Hospital
in Wilmington. She..will make her
home" with the Goodings,
Mt. Olive Road
miles of highway extending from
Mt. Olive to Warsaw.
Work Began Monday, July 25
at both ends of the Job. ,
One ofT the .largest bituminous
mixing plants In the. United States
has been set up two miles south of
Falson on 117. which is the appro
ximate midpoint 6f the construction
work,;ri i-.v; ; virrv..y-: ;.;
The mixing plant is a' maze of
Jiuge' machinery which Is reported
to have been sot up for operation
at a cost of $18,000.'A liquid base
product is piped under the highway
from tanker, cars on a temporary
siding along side the roadway, Here
I' e l'iquid ?s mixed with sand f .
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KENANS VILLE. N ( ) It 1 11
PgP , fl! j f If' J
Melvin Williams, age 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lehman Williams of
the B. F. Grady School Community, is the first person to be chosen for
an important role in "The Duplin Story", the historical play to be pre
sented at Kenansville in September. Cast in the part of Clarence Mil
ler, an 18th Century youth of Sarecta, Melvin will be one of hundreds
of Duplin County children taking part in the bicentennial celebration.
Duplin Drys Rally In Kenansville
Sunday, August 14, at 3 p.m. is
the time that has been selected for
the final dry rally in Duplin Coun
ly before the county-wide ABC
election on August 16. This is an
other of the series of county-wide
elections brought forth by the sev
eral local bills passed by the last
session of the State Legislature.
The drys, led by the All ed
Church will meet in Kenansville
in the Kenansville High School Au
Planning Special Edition Next Month
Duplin Times Increases Staff
The Duplin Times announces ad
ditions to its staff in preparation
for ils Bi-Centennial edition sched
uled to appear September 16th.
Also the Times will publish a sou
venir booklet and program for "The
Last week Mrs. Margaret Tucker
of Kenansville joined the Times
Staff as Kenansville society edi'or
and advertising solicitor and in
charge of job printing.
Mrs. Christine Williams af near
Pink Hill will represent the Times
this fall in Kinston and the north
ern part of Duplin as advertisin;;
solicitor. Mrs. Mamie Heath oi
Pink Hill will continue as subscrip
tion ayent. Mrs. Heath has. been
with the Times for about ten years
Jack Lunan, well known feature
writer, advertising man and editor
among North Carolina papers,
joined the staff this week. He is a
former managing editor of the Wil
mington Star. Mr. Lunan will de
vole his time for the next six weeks
as advertising solicitor and special
ty writer for the Times special edi
tion and wll be managing editor
of the souvenir booklet to be pub
lished for the pageant. The booklet
is expected to be 50 pages or more,
size of page SVi x 11 inches. The
cover will be in two or three colors.
It will be printed by the Wilming
ton Printing Company using the
lithograph or offset method. The
book will include the official pre-;
gram, pictures of leading actors in
'The Duplin Story" and general in
formation about the pageant and
Duplin County. The first run will
be 5000 copies and more will be
printed if necessary.
; The speeial edition of the Times
will, be 'devoted to. history of Dur
lin County. Part of one section s
already; printed featuring a biief
history of th.e county Compiled j
A. T. Outlaw. You . will find Mr
Outlaw's . .work .; predominating
throughout the isue. Many of his
popular features "Our Yesterdays"
that have appeared in the Times off
and on for the past 13 years will bp
Included. Also many of the "Duplin
Personalities" features that appear
ed' several years, ago by -the late
Sudle Miller, popular associate ed
itor of the Times for many years.
We welcome any contribution of
a WStoneii nature front a ""ne
All p r ' , mr ' 1 - S'"- : !
ditorium. Featured on the program
is an inspirational address bv Dr.
I. G. Greek,, noted dry leader and
one of the state's ".outstanding
A large number of 1 he citizens
of Duplin who oppose the establish
ment of ABC stores are expected
to attend this rally, as tliey whip
int.) final shape their plan fer
carrying next Tuesday's election.
interest along historical
tures will be taken rare
turned if return ml ti e
along. When senclin.'
please give as much ilcsrr
explanation as pot-'ible
or period; to which il i
are anxious tt set pid'
early as possible as it :
little time to have the
done. If Ih piciipe "aim
il will be rclurr.ed w;th l
i-.d-i in the special edit .
;;i.:m booklet are asked I
in as early as possible.
Court Of Honor Held
Boy Scouts of Dnp in f'ounly
held their regular Court oi' lienor
Monday night at the Youth C'cnler
in Warsaw with John Fnnvirlle. Ad
vancement Chairman, presiding, as
sisted by Bill Craven of GolrK-lmrr.
The -Board of Review was held
after which the Court of Honor was
conducted. The flag ceremnny.
troop attendance report, inspection,
activities,, and closing ceremony
followed with Kenansville Troop
No. 50 winning first honors, the
yellow ribbon for their flag and
Warsaw Troop 20 taking second
Judges were J. C. Thompson, of
Warsaw, Scout Executive Bruce
Boyer, and Dr. G. V, Gooding of
Kenansville. '-: : i!
The next Court of Honor will be
held In Calypso.
Suffers Heart Attack
. Falson Withorington of Mt Olive
suffered a severe- heart attack' at
his home there Sunday. He was car
ried to the Goldsbpro Hospital and
latest -reports from members f the
family: state that his condition is
not so good. lie is being kept under
an oxvaen 'tent constantly. :"
T 'r. WithoriP"'n- i native of
F i se-i cf ' ' Wither!
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 12th., 1949
New Gas Stove
The appointment of I. ft. Jon- s
of Kenansville as Kenansville and
Duplin County agent for the Tap
pan Gase ranges and house or
store heaters has recently been an
nounced. Mr. Jones, proprietor of
the local cafe, now has the gas
range on display. The new Tappari
range is the very latest in cooking
equipment. Gast heat is nothing
.lew. It has been the main depend
ability for cooking purposes in
cities for many years but recent
developments in gas production has
brought about a revolutionary
service that makes available this
wonderful quick heat for all homes
everywhere. The new, poisonless,
tube gas now can be installed Any
where. For general heating pur
pv.es a huge tank may be installed.
Tl M'pp'ips gas for every purpose
over an extended time and is im
mediately refilled when the tank
Jets ''v.' er a new : 'v I- rep1 : 'I
!r.': the mm "i 'if 'V ' p.i"
di'-' '-ilii'lnr h s ail'ior'l Mr.
Jones Id m!I:" :i IhV" l ft
of cli-i 'v v iih ra.-li c .l'.' : mi!',
installed. The lube will la;t
'.'v.in';' raive about three months
Mr. Jones would like to make an
appointment with anyone 'nterest
ed and point nut the advantages
and economy cf gas cooking. You
are referred to his ad in this papar.
Duplin Farmers Hear Three Speakers
At Produce Cooperative Meet
Faison, Aug. 3. Some 40 farmers
of Duplin County and a few from
Wayne County heard three speak
ers this week tell them it would
take faith, courage and good man
agement to set up a produce co
operative in Faison.
It was a meeting of farmers and
Inislm -men oi i'aison who are in
terested i'i goin-' into business to
erf'.li.-i! .iwn '"' lee. The meeting
was held d tl- ' -non Community
Builriinp .l:m, .; II 11 of Faison pre
Ided. LI. W I. in Sou. leaslern district
. : -, -r oi the American Fruit
Crowers (Viopan. . was the main
pe:.kcr. lie warned the farmers
-not to start .mh ; you really want
to - - - the;.' will 1.- interests who
will v. eel you I fail and. will
,,w seed i of di. content. You must
I lis recommendations were n
li. ve know-how or good manage
ment a central packing plant, and
.. caie home t;r:ulmff. Lins said fi
;..y.i lo ii.iv: a food management
as 30', of cooperatives fail for the
lack of proper business conduct.
He told them an elaborate plant
,eas nut nectssary but that there
.h'.t'io he adequate floor space for
m ichiiiery, plenty of land for load-
TEXAS BEAUTIES SING
. rm ,,mo
H : iib t ' I mJ$ Afl
d'baniel of Ft. Worth Texas. The writing faintly noted
in the lower right hand corner reads caronna juouee
timed by Tommie mas ana sung at r i, worm juiy y,
e Mrs. Haas is a noted musician'of Ft. Worth. and
collaborator in writing the music to the Pageant theme
r. fir. O'Dnniel did not tell us who the two young
Wallace, "World's Largest One-Sale
Bright Leal Tobacco Market"
To Honor Dead
At a call meeting of the Board
of Commissioners of the town oi
Warsaw Monday nijiht one city or
dinance was repealed.
A motion was made and unani
mously passed to designate that a
portion of the highway cut off from
the Tide Water Substation past
the High S. hool iihI on past i he
residence of il. F. I.e. to be named
"Memorial Drive", in memory of
the late Bill Steele Wilson. Robert
Wallace Buck and F.vis Honey. ilr,'e
World War II c ! iiY . ;:. i -ci
rpoiale lim'!s : V iv
The ordinani " wl.' ' '
property owners fi.im h ';lii-';
i-ln.er than filly feet frem I In sid
walk was repealed.
Mawir W. K. Currie ;in sulci
and ill ii'inihi'is wen' preset!' ex
cept GUiiii iir.-iwn.
To Visit Warsaw
District Governor II. A. Mark",.
Holaiy Inlernalirn;'l. v. ill visit the
Warsaw Rotary Club at the regular
luncheon meeting n September
niK and unloading to prevent con
gestion and for future expansion.
Lin-, recommenikd selective mem
bership in the cooperative with
shares selling at least $100 per
The meeting began with a short
talk hy J. Vivian Whitfield of B.n
gaw. who is associated with a co
operative locker in Pender County.
Whitfield w:.s introduced by Hill,
one of the promoters of the cooper
ative idea in Faison. ltay Cates in
A. li. Ho'vpr I. eem r.il tr'neul
ture and livestock a.ent of the At
lantic Coast Line Ironi Wilmington,
spake briefly, .-ayiiu: he h''d much
experietite with cooperatives, and
that he fell tin- three tilings most
important weie "loyally, quality
and quanlilt ".
Mrs. Charles A. Leonard, wife of
Dr. Leonard, returned missionary
from China and Hawaii will speak
at the Warsaw P.aplisl church on
Monday, August 15. at 8 o'clock.
Mrs. Leonard will show motion
pictures and slides of her work in
the foreign field. This service is
being brought lo the public by the
W. M. U. of the Baptist. The pub
lic is cordially invited.
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By: lUDsiON C. (iKMC.ORy
W'he-i 'lellinc npei'.it'M.ns get und
er way throughout eastern North
Carolina's bright Leaf Belt next
Thursday morning, here's one r..ar
ket that will be putting its best
foot forward lo keep the title it has
so prouldy held during the past
seasons. By now, far and wide in
eastern North Carolina and beyond,
the name "Wallace" and the title
"World's Largest One-Sale Bright
Leaf Tobacco Market" have become
synonymous. Ir Wallace and thru
out Duplin County that title has
become nothing short ot a by-word
on the lips of farmers merchants,
townspeople and tobacco warenouse
men. Be ihere a soul who believes
that Wallace won't he nit to re
tain its title for the 1HJ9 tobacco
season? 1 Men that ; 1 '!", dual should
out pay a visit lo Walkn any time
of day or night ulien Diere's a
chance thai U-ili i n ins will t,c
engaged in friend1', confab On 11. e
slieel--. in the s!u ms mi the loafer's
benches . . . the ce'iversation al
ways manage I i ",r'. around to
that one topic ahoul which all true
Wallace citizens and boosters are
justly proud, the Wallace Tobacco
Market. To witness the ardent sup
port being demonstrated in favor
cf the "World's Largest One-Sale
Bright Leaf Market" leaves little
doubt in one's mind that the chan
ces are excellent for a bigger and
better Wallace Tobacco Market this
year than ever before.
One of the numerous affairs al
ready planned to talk-up and pro
mote tne Wellace market is Wallncs
Associate's Annual Fall Banquet.
This affair, featuring addresses by
prominent business and civic lead
ers of this area, is scheduled for
Tuesday night in the Wallace Com
munity Building. As if you didn't
already know, Wallace Associates.
Inc., is an organization of progres
sive Wallace merchants and busi
nessman who believe in getting be
iniid tvciy worthwhile movement
thai miglil lead to a more prospei
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Going To Work
Sam Byrd and Corwin Rife were
guests of the Kenansville Lions
Club meeting Wednesday night.
Following the supper the club went
into a business session. It was de
cided thrt the Club will gather at
Lion Colon Holland's home Monday
night immediately following sup
per and give two hours work to
wards construction of props to be
used in the play "The Duplin Story"
with Mr. Rife directing the work.
President Mitchell Allen named
various committees to serve the
club throughout the Lion year.
Supl. O. r ..Johnson announced
this week that all white schools
in Duplin will open Thursday. Aug
ust l.llh except Warsaw and Faison,
for the 1949-50 school term. War
saw and Faison will open one week
later, August 25th.
The Kenansville School will op
erate during the first four weeks
on the agricultural schedule, be
ginning at 8:15 and continuing un
til 1.25. A class will be added to
the local school curriculum. All
faculty members from last year
will ret urn.
1'arenls are cautioned that begin
ning students must be six years old
by the first of October and should
visit the health department before
the opening date.
Warsaw To Hear
Sam Byrd Mon. Nife
Sam Byrd, writer and director of
"The Duplin Story" will be pre
sented along with Corwin Rife,
scenarist and artist, and Gilbert
Alphin, President of the Duplin
County Historical Association In the
Warsaw High School auditorium
Monday night, August 29th at 8
o'clock by the James Kenan Chap
ter of the United Daughters of the
Confederacy. Mesdames F. W. Mc
Gowen and Louise Mitchell will
present a skit put on. by Kenans
ville illustrating ; the type ot con
tribution school children will make
toward the pageant. '