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The following story along with'
the page of "Duplin Story" pictures
is run again this week because of
so many calls for extra copies of
last week's Issue.
Wilmington, N. C. Sept. 23. It
was a miracle! I saw a miracie; i
felt a miracle coming to life about
me. Seated on good board benches,
U What was DUt a lew snori weeiu
ago a field of corn with the plough-
rl rw hnrNv weather worn under
foot; I was in the midst of thoua-
' ands of happy, excited people, totm
I felt it was not true, it was not
possible - for I had journeyed some
seventy miles from home to where
only a mere eight hundred odd
' people lived. There could not be
that many people there. Tneje
could not be that great stage ex
panding high up a hill before me;
there could not be a famous band
playing stirring marches; but I was
there: for my family was with me,
and I saw actually hundreds of
people, from miles away, that I had
not seen in years - - and 1 was yell
ing out to them with excitement
and happiness. But that was only
the beginning of a miracle in our
midst -- for many scenes were to
be unfolded before my eyes - - each
. wonderful and splendid in its own
right, For - - I was In Kenansville,
in their quickly erected amphithea
tre seeing and hearing the theatri
cal masterpiece that Sam Byrd had
wrought - "THE DUPLIN STOItY '
- And yet I was at home among
those thousands of Strangers, for
there were some four thousand of
them there last night. Because the
names and events were as familiar
as though I might be seated in an
amphitheatre beside Greenfield
Lke. The names were Wilmington
names, the place was once a part
of New Hanover County, the events
were close to things we knew at
home - so similar. I felt at home in
so many ways in that lovely spot
The Duplin Story is no mere page
ant, it is a vast production on a
tremendous scale -- and it is a
success! Sam Byrd wrote this fetory,
he directed the production and he
superbly played the leading role.
But that is not the half of the
story for he organized the company,
the workers, the actors, the musi
cians into a group that knew no
obstacle to hinder effort that could
keep this from being one of the
most outstanding local productions
I have ever witnessed. Space would
not provide proper credit for the
many colorful and interesting
scenes of this historical play; or
for words about the hundreds of
workers behind the scenes both
before and during the presentation.
It is all good - it is all excellent
Of course, there are professional
touches, expected from experienced
casts and crews, m,r!.':, but they
are never noUrr.' .'.r there is en
tertalnmer' :.. J interest holding
scenes ho t ihat build up more and
more anticipation on the part of the
audience as to what is coming next.
The vivid, the spectacular scene
at the Command Post of Colonel
James Kenan at Rockfish Creek, is
as thrilling and awe inspiring as
any similar scene I have ever seen
on any stage or in any movie. The
sight of the pathetic little band of
colonists defending their stand be
fore the oncoming might of the
British Red Coats is spine tickling.
Marvelous sound effects of warfare.
that are not only seen, but heard,
chill you as you see the red coats
come over the top of a far away
hill to fight in formation as they
drive back the brave colonists,
Amid the light of fire from shot
and she'.l you glimpse the British
flag rise over the crest of a hill
to be followed by company after
company of soldiers - what a scene
What effects - what splendid pro
duction! And, there is comedy, it's
not all historical events reviewed
there is comedy! Good old belly
laughs ss foreign to events of this
nature. The scenes unfold before
you not exactly in time sequence,
but according to their entertain
ment merit. You'll hear a great
choir of excellently' trained voices
sing hyrcns and popular tunes you
know. You will bow reverently in
prayer as their voices rise in glory
with their singing of the "Ave Ma
ria' 'The Lord's Prayer", You'll
want to shout with the large colored
choir as they sing their spirituals -especially
when a modern note
comes with a grand moment of
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- It Was a miracle a miracle In a
cornpatch that you must see Fri
day or Saturday night to believe.
You'll be proud you live close to
people who with so little, can ac
complish so much. You'll treasure
a fine informative program that
shows a vast amount of historical
research; you'll want- to see the
hundreds of antiques that- are on
display in shop windows; you'll
.want to see the very buildings that
were much of the action in which
the story Is depicted, you'll -want a'
copy of the forty-two page news
paper "The Duplin' Times" you'll
wish you could ride the "Shoo-Fly"
of the At! in tic Coast Line Railroad
as it passes through Duplin County
and - you'll want to go back; and
and F-t to know the people
; cm i y; vho can work to
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Officers of "The Duplin Sto- .
ry" have not completed figures
' yet on attendance and moneys '
taken In and spent from the
showing of "The Duplin Sto
ry". ... ' a
A complete report will be
riven at a meeting of the Dap- '
tin County Historical Associa
tion In the Courthouse here
Monday night The report Will
be published in next week's ,'
. Times. The public Is invited
to attend the meeting. - :
President Boosts
National Business
Women's Week
National Business Women's
; Week will be celebrated thru- ."
out the nation during October
9-15 by the National Federation
of Business and Professional
Women's Clubs, Inc. 155,000 ,
members of the Federation will
observe the week and work
together on this year's theme
"Boost Your Town - - It Boosts
You." This will be the 22nd
anniversary of Business Wom
en's Week.
President Truman in a letter- to
Dr. K. Frances Scott, President of
the National Federation of Busi
ness & Professional Women's
Clubs, Inc., pledged his support to
that organization's observance of
National Business Women's Week
October 9-15 - and praised the Na
tional Federation's theme "Boost
Your Town It Bosts You."
Mr. Truman stated, "I am happy
to give my wholehearted support
to the theme chosen this year by
the National Federation of Busi
ness & Professional Women's
Clubs for its observance of Nation
al Business Women's Week. -Dem
ocracy, like charity, begins at home
and you areemphasizing this fact
in stressing good works on the com
munity level.
"When we speak of the Ameri
can way of life, we are summing
up the manner in which Americans
live in' cities and towns all over
this land of ours. To make democ
racy work nationally we must make
it work In our communities. To
raise the living standards of Ameri
ca we must raise the living stand
ards at the crossroads of America.
To assure nation-wide prosperity,
we must see to prosperous times
for the small farmer, the village
milliner, the corner grocer and the
neighborhood shop operator.
"Because of the present pre
eminence of our country in inter
national affairs, it is more than
ever necessary that our economy
remain healthy and prosperous and
that our democracy retain its vig
or. We need have no fear of losing
that world position, with all that
it means for lasting peace and wide
spread human freedoms,' so long
as the informed women of America
are prepared to take up the cud
gels for our way of life in the com
munities of the Nation. The mem
bers of your affiliated clubs can
be counted on to do their part."
National Business Women's
Week Is being celebrated for the
22nd year. Its purpose is to pay
tribute to the accomplishments of
women everywhere in business and
the professions. This year mem
bers are concentrating their ef
forts towards building better com
munities. During Oct. 9-15, Na
tional Business Women's Week will
be observed in every state in the
United States as well as Alaska,
Hawaii -and Washington, D. C, and
all 150,000 members in their 2500
clubs will be working to "Boost
Your Town It Boosts You."
Sheffield Presides
At Rotary Meet
The Warsaw Rotary Club met
Thursday and in the absence of
President E. C. Thompson, Bill
Sheffield presided, i
Speaker of the day was Charles
Baddour of Clinton, who spoke on
different phases of Rotary work.
Mrs. Glendora Brown was pianist
and no visitors were present. A
good attendance was had.
Graham, Hoey,Carr
Barden At Pageant
Opening night of the Pageant
was marked by the presence of
Congressman Graham A. Barden
who spoke at Intermission, congra
tulatlng the people of Duplin Coun
ty on their wonderful work in pro
ducing and presenting "The Duplin
Story." "As long as the spirit of co
operation and harmony as shown
here in Duplin prevails in this
country, the United States has
nothing to fear," he declared. '
Friday night ef the Pageant
brought U. S. Senator Frank Gra
ham who also spoke at intermiss
ion and had this to say: - - ,
: fl hope the pageant will be given-again
next year so thousands
more of our people ,can see the
Story of Duplin. It is a drvitic
rr"' ; .'irplp.'iitrl of. S ern-i HI
section of our 1.. .:uiy i i i 1
surrogated the story of Lord Lup
plin in Britain, the pioneers in the
Carolinas, the patriots of Duplin in
the Revolution, in the War Between
The States, and in the risen South.
We hear the melodies of the Spirit
uals of a race on' the way to free
dom. We see the iarms with their
tobacco, cotton, strawberries, blue
berries, corn,, potatoes, cucumbers
providing the economic base and
hopes of another civilization. We
see the" Influence Of history' in
churches, -academies,. Institutions,
and more modern schools and their
contribution toward the fulfillment
of those hopes. We are reminded
that it is from rural life, that our
people and civilization are reward
ed from generation to generation.
We are envisaging the story of a
family which gave heroically in
the, wart and; gives generously to
day to their state universities, the
Kenan foundations and memorial
at Chapel Hill and the Kenan Me
morial Auditorium for the children
of Kenansville and the-people of
Duplin County. We salute the Du
plin Historical Association , and
Sam Byrd . and his associates and
the all-out representation of' the
people in the following ways and
drama of their own lives in the
story of Duplin which is an epi
tome of the story or America whose
faith And power defines in the hope
of freedom and peace in the troub
led world of today." ; .. s- ?"
' Saturday night attracted pur sen:
lor U. S. Senator Clyde R. Hoey(
who spoke on world affairs and
offered his congratulations to the
people of Duplin.1' .
'Monday night brought Judge Leo
Carr of Burlington, a native son of cmnbp and Offered flts
pleasant memo. , -
when he went swumma
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Permission Must Be Obtain-- '
ed Before Ay Fire May Be
Set During Period From Oct---,
ober 1st to November SOta. -
V County Warden Ralph Miller
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stated that as & October 1st and
until November; SOth,, inclusive, it
will be ' necessary for' all' persons
burning any brush far first obtain
from him or a duly authorized
agent a BurningyPermlt to start or
cause to be started any fire m Du
blin County. ' ----t.. j.
. The law reads as follows: It shall
Rockfish Creek;:?i.!(Vn'w-.
Following the last showing Tues
day night the crowd Just swarmed
around Sam, Byrd and Corwin Rife.
One member of the cast went up to
Sam, expressed his pleasure of hav
ing had the opportunity, of working
with him.- "Mr. Byrd,"f he said,
"when the Rose Hill Church scene
was actually taking place In 1045,
I was on a ship somewhere in the
Pacific. When told the news I went
into the ship's libraryd-ae1iedT
for a book. No book in particular,
and what do you think I pulled
down? It was "Small Town South"
by Sam Byrd. I had never heard
of you then and here I am now in
your play and 'acting beside you."
The crowd gathered around the
organ pit to listen to Corwin Rife
on his drums and organist Henri
etta Richards at the piano tlo sev
eral numbers of modern Jitterbug-
ging mUSiC. . J fi, f p' ' .
By, twelve o'clock the organ and
Piano were on their way to Raleigh,
the sound equipment was removed
and ."The Duplin story, oecame
another hlstorical-taliepost in Du
plin's march to destiny.
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1, . , . : , - - Rediscover Your HomeCounty r . , 1
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be unlawful for any person, firm or
corporation to start or cause to be
started any fire or ignite any ma
terial in any of the areas of wood
lands under the protection of the
State Forest Service or, within. 500
feet of any such protected areas
between the first day of October
and, the SOth day of November, in
clusive, or between the first day
of February andSthe first day of
June, inclusive, in any year, with
out first obtaining from the State
Forester oTone of his duly author
ized agents a permit to set out fire
or ignite any material in such above
Mentioned protected areas; no char
ge shall be made for the granting
of said permits. s
' This action shall not apply to any
fires started or caused to be started
within -500 feet of a dwelling house.
Any person, firm or corporation
violating this Act shall be guilty of
a misdemeanor; and upon convict
ion shall be fined not more than.$50
pr; imprisoned? -for- period of not
more than 30 days. (Chap. 14-139,
Genera Statutes of North Carolina
as amended by Chap. 120 of Public
Laws, of 1939 Session.) s - j
Burning permits can oe obtained
from the following issuing agents:
C. E. Stephens, Kenansville; Far
piers Hd we" Store, Warsaw; H A:
Parker Store,!, Bowden; Faison
Hdwe. Store, Faison; Grice Store,
Calypso; Walter Hlnson Store, Sum
merlin -Rds.; John W.' Waters resi
dence, ML Olive, RFD; Gerald Al
britton, Pink Hill Tower; James
Miller Hdwe. Store, Beulaville; Geo.
R. Cowan, residence, Beulaville,
RFD; Chinquapin Fire Tower; Ed
gar English, Wallace, RFD; A. C.
Hall Hdwe. Store, Wallace; B. V.
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- Rediscover Your
Freedom OI Choice Starts where -nAAnle liva onfl itrAilr
re toye been vast changes this past decade t . hot on: '
ly in the world and nation, but also in our homecounty
And more are on the way Read your home county ,
newsrianer. Tht- Dunlin Timoe wiiU .on J.r.
tisme as well as the news
freedom of choices that promises you a happier, more h:
abundant life, risht here in your home vmdyfm
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.' Every employer la' aware of his
duty to keep complete and accurate
records for Social Security purpos-
in aitf itlnn to this, maintaining
proper records for his own report
ing; obligations, the employer must
also - provide his employees witn
statements of their employment
chnwinr th amount of wages' Paid
to the employee. These statements
or receipts must be in writing oui
need not be in any special form so
long as they are in a form suitable
for retention by the employee. The
receipt may be given eabji time the
wares are oald. or the receipt may
cover one or more, but not more
than, four calendar quarters." In
other words, the worker must be
given a receipt at least once a year.
If for any reason a worker leave
his -employment he must be- given
a receipt with his last pay. ,
: Each statement must show the
name of employer, employee's
name, the period for which the re
ceipt is Issued, thetotal amotuit
of wages paid within that period,
and the amount of the worker's tax
on such wages. If an employer gives
receipts more frequently than once
a quarter, he can show the date of
payment of wages instead of the
period covered by the statement
In some instances through In
correct or incomplete reporting,
the worker's record may be Incom
plete. The employer's receipt then
Byrd, Rose Hill. RFD; Rose HiU
Firb Tower; Dallas Jones, RFD,
i ' Is it merely an accident that those-
! r' countries that have a free press, also have a free
people? Most Americans realize it is more - 1
coincidence. " They have learned that the right of
newspapers ' to seek out and
vvunoui iear on reprisal ' is inejr omy . - i -..,
, . , opportunity to know the facts on which - -
they may exercise their freedom of ,T7 , "". TT
choice. This is the essence of true Democracy.' f
HomeCounty -
'columns tn ilismvov "
may .be the evidence heeded to v
tablislCbis ware crests. '
Thus, this ivji!mi of Uie bocial
Security Act vroviu...! for rece'-ts '
for employees, Is a very t. i Unt
ne... Along with other saf. ruards
It serves as an added protection for .,
the worker, his family, and his sur
vivors. .ii5 -viCjfrV-w,'; '-'"'
Onslow Slates
Twenty-five open deer" hunting
days in Hofmann Forest, an 84,000--,
acre tract in- Jones- ana pnsiow
counties, will, begin with a single
day hunt Oct 15, it was announced
by Dr. J. Vr Hofmann. director of
the N. C. Forestry Fouh Nation, for",
whom the forest was named.
Other open hunting days will be
Oct. 21-22, Oct. 28-29; Nov. 4-5,
1 1-12.' 18-19. 24-26;' Dec: 2-3, 9-10,
lfl"-17, 23-24, 30-31 and Jan. 2. .
Square Dance;
There will be a square dance at
the 1'twfHiU High School gymna
sium Saturday night Dance soonspr
ed by the Pink Hill Veterans of
Foreign Wars, Everyone is Invited ,
to attend. Good Music - Good Fan.
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