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Three Other Firemen Are
JL red; Britt's Wife First
To Receive Call.
, Answering a call to a blaze In
Rose Hill last Saturday Volunteer
Fire Chief SUcy Britt, 38, of the
Warsaw Fir Department, waa in
stantly killed about 11:80 when the
fir truck he was driving; was
- struck by an automobile and then
' turned over. Three other members
.. of the fire department were ser
ieusly injured, one critically. John
Anderson Johnson, son of Senator
' and Mrs. Rivers Johnson, suffered
a concussion of the brain, fractured
skull and other injuries. Billy
-. Bartlett, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
Bartlett, suffered a fractured shoul
ter and broken Jaw bone. James
Norwood West, son of Mrs. J. N,
, 'WMt. suffered a lea and hin lnlur:
Johnson and Bartlett were rushed'
. to the James Walker Hospital in
Wilmington where they are still
patient. Bartlett is recuperating
nicely it is reported but Johnson's
.condition is still critical. West was
Dot carried to the hospital. He was
.-' treated in Warsaw by Dr. Ewers.
- According to reports a telephone
. call came to the City Hall of fice in
Warsaw and Mrs. Stacy Britt, wife
of Fire Chief Britt, and City clerk,
took the call. She in turn called
Britt's Service Station and on be-
" tng informed her husband was out
she called assistant Fire Chief John
: - AiMlrrsou Johnsons Johnsongave
' the alarm -antf located Brtt.tj.He
- Britt, west and Bartlett then rusi
ed towards Rose Hill on the truck,
' followed by a number of cars from
' About ten minutes later the tele-
phone rang In Dr. Straughan's off
; ice reporting the wreck, calling for
ill doctors in Warsaw and the am-
' ljulanee. Mm. Straugban took the
call She then called Bill Sheffield
at the Warsaw Drug Store who in
I. CONTINUED ON BACK
Viciim Dies In
Homer Cleveland Redman, Jr.
' died in a Richmond hospital Dec
, ember 29th from Injuries received
in an accident in Duplin County on
Christmas eve, Coroner C. B. Sit
terson was informed yesterday. -The
account of the wreck as car
ried by the Times In the issue of
December 30th revealed that Red
man waa riding with his brother
Grady Johnson Redman when the
car ran Into a ditch near the James
service station In the Friendship
community on the night of Decem
' r 24th. Homer Redman was rush
t & to the veterans' hospital In Fay
l Seville and from there-tranafer-r
1 to a veterans' hospital In Rich
. i nd. '
ratrolman Earl Whitaker inves
' jated the wreck, and liad a war
i ) mt issued jtor Grady- Redman,
rother of the, Injured man,, and
.Iver of the car on charges of
i-unked driving and bodily Injury.
Nothing. else waa heard .of the
"r until yesterday when Mack
on, whos wife is sister of
two men, reported to Slttersoa
t Homer Jiad died and that he
buried in Charlotte. Redman
an-ested.in Pulaski, Va. where
i helng held in jal. He waived
" t Ion and this morning Dep
rry Smith left Kenansville
is?g him back. The warrant
'y will be-changed to man-
victim was residing with his
r Mrs. Mack Swlnson and his
r is front' Burlington where
i f loyed as a truck driver
-. . ...
Choir wiU'lneet on
t in the local Baptist
. ad of the school audt
' i originally announced.
! cf r'ace is necessary
's i .'rj d?ie in the
WARSAW FIRE TRUCK WRECK Shown above are what remains
of the Warsaw fire truck and the automobile of William R. Wilson,
Magnolia Negro, after they collided at Magnolia when the firemen
answered a call to Rose Hill. Fire Chief Stacy Britt, 38, of Warsaw,
driving the truck, was killed Instantly, and Fireman John Anderson
Johnson, Willie E. Bartlett, Jr., and James Norwood West, all of
: Warsaw, were Injured, Johnson critically. Photos by Patrolman
Earl Whitaker.:- '
Kenansville Post Office Goes Second
Class; Hew Clerk And Building
Seen In The Future
Postmaster J. L. Williams an
nounced this week that with the
close of business on December 31,
1049, the Kenansville Post Office
moved, up from third to second
class. This is the first time tn its
history-that the local office has
ntoved Into the second class brack
et Even though business In general
in Duplin County showed a decline
in 1949 and the Christmas rush
was not as heavy as heretofore, the
local, post office showed a" nice
gain.. In view of this it is safe to
assume that the Kenansville Post
Office will be permanently In the
second class bracket This brings
to a total of three post offices In the
county In. the second class group.
Wallace was first to make it then
came Warsaw. Rose HilLwent into
the second class group during the
war but has dropped back into
Register Of Dcds
;A. T. Outlaw's annual report of
services rendered by the office of
Register of Deeds shows an all
time record for fees collected and
duties performed by that office.
: in connection witn uie report trie
Register of Deeds offered the fol
lowing information and comments:
Vat-' 1 t '' ".wis cf J1,5-.-
Line Of Duty
The result in Kenansville, Mr.
Williams said, will be the addition
of a new clerk and eventually a
federal post office building. The
new clerk is expected to begin
work at the beginning of the new
fiscal year July 1st.
If the local post office received
credit for the franked mail it hand
les it would have been in second
class years ago. Kenansville has
only two rural routes and they are
very short If territory around the
town . received its mail from the
local post office no douty Kenans
ville would handle more mail than
any post office in the county.
Gross" stamp card and -envelope
sales for 1049 totaled $8110.38. It
requires a gross of $8,000 to go in
to the second class group. ,
31, 1949, is "th largest In the his
tory of this office. All months oi
the year, except April and Septem
ber, show an Increase over the
same months of the previous year.
All service to veterans is without
charge and this work alone, on a
regular charge basis, would In-
fi-op-.-r. rorr'nta ot this l"'vt to
KENANS VILLE, NOKTH CAROLINA
STACY HERRING BRITT
Fire Truck Victim
Aecordina to a report in the Wil
mington Star Sam Byrd, director
of "The Duplin Story wants to ao
a pageant for Wilmington. Quotirg
the Star: "Sam Byrd, of "Duplin
Story" fame . . . wants to turn out
a historical pageant tracing the life
nf Wilminaton and New Hanover
r.nnntv. FppIs. with enoueh time he
.Autil ,t.m mtt 4nh nf whlrh Wll-
TtiTHgton COUltf b9st"Aha" m- dos1
n't want to do it over night. Says
it would take about a year to gather
the material and prepare for the
pageant . . . Judging by the fame
"The Duplin Story" achieved and
the publicity it brought to Kenans
ville and Duplin County, thg idea
might be a good oe".
J. A. Johnson Is
HosDltal reports from James
Walker Hospital late Wednesday
evening said that John Anderson
Johnson, injured In the Warsaw
fire truck wreck, is slowly impro
ving. He has regained partial con
sciousness and is taking nourish
ment. Doctors now are hopeful,, of
Billy Bartlett was still in fhe hos
pital Wednesday but is recovering
nicely, James Norwood West is able
to be out with the usa of crutches.
In the issues ot Dec. 23 and 30
the Times carried a four column ad
for the T. A. Turner Company
Store in Pink Hill. At the bottom
was listed the names of the part
ners in the corporation who are
active In the business. Through an
oversight on the part of Boh Grady
the name of Clarence C. Jones was
omitted. Clarence Js bookkeeper
for the firm as well as partner and
has been with the Turner concern
for many years. Clarence is well
liked by all who know him and is
almost "one of the Turner boys"
except he carries the name of Jones
Instead of Turner. Clarence we re
gret the omission and are glad to
make the correction. And afterall
not much harm is done for your
fine merchandising establishment
gets a plug for free, and everyone
who knows the business knows that
you are a very vital part especially
when It comes time to send out
statements. Also we think It might
not be amiss to mention, In the off
ice department their attractive and
efficient assistant bookkeeper, al-4
thougu not a partner. Miss Narcie
Williams. She Is always an attrac
tive presence with her winning
smile, L '
Warsaw has accprtH tlt9 loan ot
a fire t 5 i f. 1 1 ii II'"-
Carbon Monoxide Gas (ills
Mass Meeting Called To Decide Fate
Of "Duplin Story" For 1950
President Gilbert E. Alphln,
of the Duplin County Histori
cal Association, has announ
ced a call for a- county-wide
mass meeting to be held in
the courthouse here Saturday
nlrht January 11th at 7:30.
At this time the question of
repeating "The D-ipHn Story"
in 1950 will be discussed and
In recent weeks the Times
has received a number of com
muications from outside as
well as within the county ask
ing If the paceant was going
to be given again. From
where we sit we believe that
the people of the county over
whelmingly are In favor of re
peating the play. Of course
the bi-centennial angle is over
with. There won't be the cele
bration side but the overwhel
ming success of the play last
year has brought about an al
most demand repeat perfor
mance. There are many things to
be discussed, among them a
Warsaw Rotary Club To Celebrate
Its Silver Anniversary Jen. 13
Tlie Warsaw Rotary Club will
ce'.ehratc its Silvpr Anniversary at
a banquet to be Held in Goldsboro
on January 13 at the Hotel Golds
bwro. Around 150 Rotarlan'. snd Rotary
Anns from 38 other clubs in Dist
rict 279 are expected to attend the
Dr. C. Sylvester Groen, editor cf
the Durham Morning Herald, will
be principal speaker and will deliv
er ar address entitled, "Looking
Over A Four-Leaf Clover."
Dr. Green is an outstanding Ro
tarlan, journalist, author, educator
and pastor and has been editor of
the Durham Morning Herald for
the past 5 years, going there from
the presidency of Coker College in
Hartsville, S. C.
He has been pastor of the Watts
Street Baptist Church, Durham,
and Grove Avenue Baptist Church,
Richmond. He has been president
of the Rotaay Clubs of Durham,
Richmond and Hartsville and gov
ernor of the 190th District of Ro
tary International and one year as
a member of the International Com
mlttee on postwar planning. He is
a member of the board of Conser
vation and Development for the
State of North Carolina and is exe
cutive vice-president of the Medical
Foundation of North Carolina.
The following are the now living
charter members of the Warsaw or
ganization who will be special
guests for the occasion: Dr. A. B.
Bland, I. P. Davis, H. D. Farrior,
J. S, Flemming, W. E. Hines, R. D.
Johnson, J. M. Peirce, J. K. Powell
and E. J. Bowden.
District governor H. A. Marks, of
Wilmington and reveral of the past
district governor of Rotary Inter
national will be guests for the oc
casion. " President E. C. Thompson will
or d. S. Best sent a thank-you note
to the Mayor of Wallace who also
offered to loan one after the War
saw truck was destroyed Saturday
in a wreck.
The loan of the fire fighting
equipment was accepted shortly af-;
ter the fire truck wreck Saturday.)
. In accepting the loan of a fire !
truck until the town can get one .
Mayor Best also thanked the town .
officials and other municipal heads
of Wallace and Faison for their ef
forts of assistance. Mayor Best sta
ted he also wanted to specially
thank the fir departments in Clin
ton jand ML Olive for their offers
of assistance and cooperation.
.. ... .. . ,.
Jesse Garner, third in line for
promotion will man the fire trues
until John Anderson Johnson, as
sistant fire chief, la able to take.
ever- the duties..
JANUARY 6th., 1950
They Sleep; Ptlotor Running
goal to work for. In other
words, what will be done with
the profits if any, and certain
ly, as someone said, if wc
could show a profit last year
we can reasonably expect to
show an even greater profit
this year. Last year we were
selling something, vf oidn't
know what! None of us knew
what we had until the first
showing of "The Duplin Sto
ry". This year the play will
sell Itself, it's mostly a mat
ter of letting the public know
when it is to be held. Many
predict that Duplin County
. 1M steal the show from Man
. teo and "The Lost Colony" in
Everyone come prepared to
express their opinion and give
their suggestions. Last but not
least, Sam Byrd will be here
and maybe Corwin Rife. Mr.
Byrd was in Kenansville on
Saturday and he is all for
having the pageant again in
1950. If Sam's willln' why
shouldn't we be?
DR. C. SYLVESTER GREEN
preside. Dr. Alton W. Greenlaw,
pastor of the Warsaw Baptist
Church, will render the invocation.
Donald Britt of the Clinton Rotary
Club will be Toastmaster.
Bill Sheffield, vice-president of
the Warsaw Club, will give the
welcome address and Rivers D.
Johnson will respond.
Music will be furnished by Mrs.
Robert F. Wenz, vocalist and Rob
ert F. Wenz of Clinton, former
pianist in Paul Whitman's orches
tra will be at the piano. Norman
Cordon of the Metropolitan Opera
Company ,New York, will sing
several numbers. He is now on the
'acuity of .he School of Music at
the University of North Carolina.
Clinton Rotarians sponsored the
Warsaw Rotary Club in 1925 and
will have a strong delegation pres
ent. Dr. E. P. Ewei ., program chair
man, is in charge of all banquet ar
rangements. Fifteen More
Dr. O. L. Parker of Clinton held
his weekly tonsil clinic in the local
health office building Wednesday.
Fifteen children were operated on.
They are all reported to be dojuo
fine. Those undergoing the opera
tlon were: , ; y..';-'l
Ernestine Jones, Delwood Cav
enaugh, Libby Kenan, Patricia Man
nlng, Hllden Davis, Betty Johnson,
Phillip McClung, Shirley Knowles,
Sue Knowles,' Nora Bradhanr., Mary
L. Bradham, May Ann Wood, Jim'
my Halso, Allen Brown, and Rose
Whitman. :,. tV; -
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Herman Waters and Jesse
Outlaw Found Dead in
Car Early Sunday.
Herman Waters, 30, and Jesse
Outlaw, 40, were found dead in a
stalled auto on the Guy-Sanderson
Road of Albertson Township at
sunrise Sunday morning. The motor
was still running when the bodies
were found. Coroner C. B. Sit
terson said that both men were
seated in the front seat of the car
and bolh appaiently had died of
carbon monoxide poisoning.
Soinu liquor was found in the
stalled vehicle, whleh had run into
some deep sand, the coroner added.
He said that the liquor will be anal
yzed before a formal Inquest ia
held Into the deaths.
The coroner said that Eugene
Herring reported he was riding
with Waters and Outlaw, brothers-in-law,
when the car stalled about
1 a.m. Herring said he had left the
car when it3 stalled, and walked to
his home nearby. lie did not return.
Waters operated a grading mach
ine fur the State Highway Com
mission, the coroner said.
Joint funeral services for the
two men were held Monday after
noon at 2 o'clock at the home of
Outlaw s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Cleveland Outlaw, Rt. 2, Mt. Olive,
conducted by the Rev. S. A. Smith,
Free Will Baptist mink-tor of Beu
laville. Intei.ment of O.uUuw was !n.
the Whitfield family cemetery, six
miles from home, while Waters Was
buried in Daley's Chapel cemetery
near Seven Springs.
Surviving Outlaw are his par
ents; four brothers, Marablu, of
Rocky Mount, Cliften, Cecil and
Irwin, all of the home; six sisters,
Mrs. Bland Whitfield end Mrs
Frank Grady, of near Mt. Olive,
Mrs. Herman Waters, wife of the
other victim, of near Pink Hill,
Mrs. Earl Banks, Kenansville, Mrs.
E?rl Herring of Newport News, Va.
and Miss Adell Outlaw, of the
He was a veteran- of World War
II, pending four years In the army,
three and a half of which were in
tne European theateV:
Surviving Waters are hi wife,
the former Rosa Lee Outlaw, sister
of Jesse Outlaw; on son, Jimmy;
two daughters, Linda Carol and
Ella Dean, all of the home; his step
mother. Mrs. Dora Waters, Rt. 1,
Sever. Springs; three brothers, Ed
ward, Mt. Olive, Henry, Pink Hill,
and Fred of New York City; o-ie
sister, "Mrs. Grace Morrison, New
He was a member of the Jones
Chapel Free Will Baptist Church
for the past several years.
The Beulaville Civic Club will
give its Negro Minstrel again to
night at the school auditorium. It
went over so well last month that
popular demand caused them to re
peat it. There will be some change
and it is said to be r iuch improved.
Also they are considering giving it
in some other Dupiin communities
n the near future.
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