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VOLUME NUMBER EIGHTEEN
fc.m ....JviOBIAL AUDITORIUM and GYMNASIUM wlU open (or
the first tune Tuesday night," January 17th. The building is not com
pleted yet but is sufficiently so to permit basketball fames. Seats on
so side hare been completed, floors completed and lights Installed.
two baskets ball, courts of standard sice make up the athletle arena,
teacher seats on the sooth side have been completed and will seat
f boat 750. There wUl be ample standing room. Arrangements have been
made for temporary seats to be added (or the annual basketball tour
namemt. , , ' : ' '.
; The opening fame In the new gymnasium Tuesday night Is between
the boys' and girl's teams of KenansrUle and Warsaw. The first fame
, will ret underway prempUy at 7:3.
. A targe crowd b expected to attend
many other sections of the county to see the chrtstenlnf of the larfcst
Gynuunm-AwUtortam east o( Balelfh. The four teams are all pepped
and promise well your money's worth. Let's aU torn out for the
gymnastnm openlnf . . ';.'..
Dr. Villkms, Prominent Wilson
f hysician, Native
Wilson Dr. Albert Franklin
"Williams, 78, one of Wilson C-onn--C'a
c." t And -most prominent
physicians, died at hiaf home lure
t'onday morning at 10 o'clock.
t tata followed several years of fajl
: i' t fc jl, - V.v';;:J:;.'':.iif
- . V,1lliaw1 was born In Kenana-'--?r"r
jfabsrt Franklin and
; ,m Williams. H at
d pi' Vackoola of Kenam-
i" -U i tjiru graduated from j
Uututsw Military School with sec
ond honors. He was awarded his
bachelor's degree at the University
of North Carolina- in 1897 and was
awarded a special diploma by the
, University in the Department of
. He ww retained at. Chapel Hill
Car two years as" an, instructor in
: biology: He was graduated in medi-
" tine from the University of Mary
land and served one year as an in
terne thare. Dr. Williams was then
PWtldng physician in Kenans
ville until 1904 when he moved to
1. Vilson. In February of 1913 he be
f jme . associated r wi th. , , Dr. & T.
Dickinson In the Wilson Sawtorium
which was conducted as a general
. hospital until it was dosed in 1923.
After that Dr. Williams was en-
- gaged in general practice in Wilson.
Dr. Williams was a member of St.
' Timothy's Episcopal Church of WU
" ton, a member of the Masonic Or
; der, a Shriner, an Elk, an honorary
member of the American Medical
Association's Fourth District Medi
r .1 Society, the Wilson County Med
i 1 Society and the Southern Med
Did Last Monday All
!; IIii!:rical Marker Honors
:d G:n:rcsl Jaos Kensn -
A, T. Outlaw, Register of Deeds
and toe t historian .announces the
erection of a State highway-historical
marker to the memory df
CRrl James Kenan, Revolution
ary leu' t, and who played an Im
portant part in. the early history
cf our County and State .The mark
er Is l 'ted on. the highway i
'st , eri Warsaw and Turkey
the home site of that dls-
i son of old Duplin.
! v ol General Kenan's
i ra In the public records
Outlaw's large and val
"'m of Duplin hlstori
1 1s, in part, as. follows:
- s Kenan, born 1740
. 'S sheriff of Du-
1 ! j cf t e and
U r x 17C2
Admission will be 15 and 25 cents.
from Warsaw and Kenansville and
ical Society. For'indre than 30 years
h vM loral jsurgo?the. AUan
a ''Coast " anjAjrfoD artff
Southern. Bailrpads-' ."
- 'Dr. William? was twice married.
His first wife he married in 1905.
She was the former Margaret Had
ley. She died, in 1920. His second
wife, the former Mollis Cooper
Ernst of Pittsburgh, Fa. He is sur
vived by his second wimnThe
following children of his first mar
riage. They are Mrs. C. Parker
MeRae, Athena, Ga., Mrs. J. Irvln
Morgan. Jr., Farmville, Mrs. Robert
H. Snyder. "KnoxvlIIe, Tenn., and
Albert F. Williams, HI. Richmond,
Va, He Is. also survived by seven
grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs.
Warren T. Sparks, Salem, N. 3., and
Mrs. H. H. Elliott, Southport.
v Funeral services were held at St.
Timothy's Episcopal Church at 4
o'clock Tuesday afternoon conduct
ed by the Rev. Clarence E. Hobgood
the rector. The members of the
Wilson Medical Society vcre hon
orary pallbearers. Masonic rites
were conducted at Maplewood
Cemetery. . . -
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Dr.' Williams was amem!:cr :
St. Johns Lodge No. 13 AFAM o
Kenansville, Several years ago he
moved his church membership to
Grove Presbyterian In Kenansville
and gave $500 to the church-in
memory of his father. At the same
time he gave $900 to ths Methodist
church Injnemory of his mother.
Later he moved his church mem
bership back to Wilson. ' ; .
gress, Wilmington Safety Commit
tee and"rved as chairman of the
safety committee in Duplin.? : .
- Hawas 1 active service during
the War as Colonel of the Duplin
militia and performed conspiclous
service in the vicinity of Fayette
viUe, Wilmington, Rotkflsh. and
elsewhere. About the close of the
War he was chosen Bi igadrer-Uen-eral
of trie State militia, Wilming
ton district, and was highly honor
ed by the people ef his County. At
various times he was a member of
the State House of Commons and of
the State Senate and was a mem
ber of the State Constitutional
Conventions of 1788 and 1709. Ha
waa also a Councilor of State and
a trustee of the State University.
General Kenan's wife was Snrab
Love, daughter ,f Daniel Love,
-1 they left a large and prominent
Duplin Story" Mass Meeting Here On
Saturday lliglit; Large Crowcl Urged
As announced last week
there will be a mass meetlnf
in the court house here becln
ninf at 7:3 Saturday night, to
discuss possibilities of bavin
"The Duplin Story" afaln this
year. If it Is decided to present
the play afaln probable dates
for the showinf will be decid
ed. Sam Byrd is expected to be
here to discuss the poslbUl
tles with the group. 1 'r '
President Gilbert Alphln of
the Duplin Historical Associa
tion eaUed the meetlnf and he
nrf es that everyone who can
possibly attend to do so. The
Duplin Story Is no one com
munity's play. It belonrs to
every person In Duplin Coun
ty, colored as well as white.
Mr. Alphln states that be es
Three widely known personalities
will appear for one. day only at the
Methodist Church In Warsaw on
Sunday, January 15, 1950 at 11:00
Pat B. Wlthrow. Jr., noted speak
er, humorist, and song leader, will
head the unit and present a full
hour of music, dramatic experien
ces, and entertainment MivWith
row will lead you from laughter
and tears, from sober reflection in
to a stimulating spiritual experi
ence you must not miss.
The program will also feature
the talents of Ivy and Al Walsh.
Many have heard these artists oveti
ABC on the ' Studebaker Program.
They have devoted their lives to
bringing enrichment and enjoyment
to others. They sing olos-and dueb
accompanied by Ivy's Frontal! nl ac
cordian. This happy couple can
bring you the cleanest entertain
ment you have eve? enjoyed. Al was
Uhe winner of a four year scholar
ship to Rollins College, and was a
veteran of World War II, having
served in the Pacific Theatre with
.distinguished service in the U. S.
Ivy has thrilled many audiences,
large and small, with her beauti
ful soprano voice, and everyone is
amazed at the ease with which she
handles the accordian and sings
These artists are appearing in
Warsaw in the interest of Veterans
Hospital Programs, now in, its 4th
year of continuous operation.' This
Is a non-profit organization devoted
to taking Inspirational entertain
ment Into the veterans hospitals,
and" presenting bedside radios to
the wounded men. The entire work
s carried on in the name of, and
i behalf of, the Protestant Chur
Jhrs of America.
The variety and Inspiration of
'.his unusual program has made it
the outstanding event of the season
;n hundreds of communities where
these artists have been enthusiasti
You are cordially Invited to at
tend and to meet these radio stars
in person. Admission is free.
Discuss Projects j
The Warsaw Rotarians enjoyeJi a
round table discussion led by Ro
tarian Bill Vann. The general dla
cussion wan on proposed projects
of the club for this year and a dis
cussion on the forthcoming 20th
anniversary banquet to be held In
the Goldsboro Hotel tonight.1;-
A number of visitors were prev
ent Vice president B11 dheffleld
presided. - '
is Second Class
The Times last week carried a
story about the Kenansville Post
Office becoming 2nd class. In the!
story it referred to the Rose Hili
post office as having ri 2nd
class during the war I ! .ted it
had dropped back to t i cUss. We
were misinformed. 1 -y are still
1 class. Post master t rphy Cerr
s t''"t buB'no-s 1 1 1 T- 1 :.H
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA FRIDAY, JANUARY Ph., 1950
pecially wants all directors of
the association to be present
as he plans to make a ft"1
statement as to the financial
condition of the association
and completely close all busi
ness as of 1949.
The general opinion from
all sections of the county is
that The Duplin Story should
be shown again. Experience
has taught us the magnitude
of the Job and another under-'
taking this year will require
an all-out cooperative effoit
as id did last year. Some have
predicted that a 1950 showing
will result In a $50,000 profit
or more. Then the question
must be decided as to what to
do with the profits. It's your
show, so be sure to attend.
rlbld Stale Meet
Rose Hill, Jan. 10 Mrs. Verd
Grady of. Klnston, president of the
N. C. Association of Universalist
Women, opened the first meeting
of the year in Rose Hill last week
with a devotional service on the
topic "To Greet The New Year.
The group agreed .to have four
all-day meetings during the year
with a special program, as well aa
one day for a trip or some other
type of recreation. The program
committee for the meetings inclu
des Mrs'. Clara Wllkins of Rose Hill
Mrs. Lottie Berger of Seven Sprlng3
Mrs. Lyda Prater of $even Springs,
Mrs. Edna Wafd of .Rose Hill and
Miss Lucy Shine of Rocky Mount
The second meeting Will be held
at the Kinston Universalist Church
at 10 a.m. on March 4, and the
third at Outlaw's Bridge Univer
salist' Church -on, May 20.
i Mrs. Clara Wllkins, in reviewing
"Women of the Scriptures" by Ar
thur Bruce Moss, recommended it
as an aid in planning devotional
Virginia Ward, family life coord
inator in Wilmington, gave a re
port of the National Council on
Family Relations Conference held
in New York recently,
Office For Census
Establishment of a district office
In Goldsboro for taking the census
In the Third Congressional District
was announced by N. Cpay, census
district supervisor. The, office will
be located in the Borden building.
Counties in this district include:
Wayne, Sampson, Duplin, Pender,
Onslow, - Jones, Craven; Carteret,
and Pamlico. Approximately 300
enumerators will be employed to
take the census in this area.
Get Cage Win
Beulaville divided twin basket
ball bill with Calypso U Beulaville,
the home boys gaining g 41-16 tri
umph after the local girls had gone
down to-a 42-31 defeat The game
were played Monday night
Girls game leaden: Scoring:
Calypso - Doris Guy 21. Beulaville
v Joanna Simpson 23, Defense: Cal
ypso ' Afhlene Kelly, n Korns
gay. Beulaville - Edna, Clbertaon,
Elsie Hall,. Janie B ntc' ,
Boys game Ir " i: Beulaville
Scoring - Robe f ' n 13. Caly-
- j. rv'. 7, . r -
DRIVER UNHURT Coy Barncr,
Jr, of Rt. 1, Wilmington, was un
injured when his gasoline truck
Jacknlfed with him on th Mount
Olive-Calypso highway 1 tst Friday
morning at 8:30. Barnes told inves-
Man Is Fatally Injured; Liliie Interest
Shown By Family, Friends Or Neighbors
A man is killed. Killed in an auto j
wreck. His brother is accused. Nol
one seems to care much about it as t
far as the Coroner is concerned, so
Croner C. B. Sitterson said.
December 24th a wreck oc -
curred in the Friendship neig.ibor
hood at night in which Homer
Cleveland Redman, Jr. was fatally
injured. He was rushed to a Fay
ettevlllc hospital. Later Patrolman
Whitcker learned something sbuut
it and began an investigation. A
few days after a report in Warsaw
was to the effect that someone went
into the bus station there and call
ed n Richmond hospital and was
informed that Rp;1rmn wrf flyine.
One m?.-i in tne party broKe dru u
crying. No one around seen.ri i
show much interest. Investigation
failed to reveal any information.
I ,ter It '"'s leareed that Redman
had been carried to the Veteran's
llo pit.il ii; Fayetteville and from
tiit--e transferred to Richmond.
ei'ification of a death bad not been
substantiated. No o.ie seemed to
know much about it.
Wednesday of last week Coroner
tterson wss informed th,u t.'ie
Duplin Choir Organizes; Bob Herring
Named President; Other Officers
The Duplin Choir has become .i
reality. LasX Monday night about
fifty people interested in better
Di'sic in Duplin met in the local
s.hool auditorium and organized
tin- Duplin Choir. The choir is an
outgrowth of the Duplin Story
Choir and promises to become some
thing of cultural value to Duplin
Uob Herring, the newly elected
president, is very enthusiastic over
the movement and predicts that it
will grow into an organization of
state-wide interest. A second meet
ing is called for January 27th here.
Anyone interested is asked to at
tend the meeting.
Will We Have
"The Duplin Story"
By: MISS MACY COX
Do we want Sam Byrd to come
back and give "The Duplin Story"
In 1950? I expect a large majority
will say "yes". It will, 0f coursa,
be somewhat different It will just
be another "chapter" in the story
and will doubtless be even more
enjoyed than inv1949. It was so
clean, so well presented, of such
high order no fault could be found,
and was real evidence of the char
acter of Sam Byrd. Welt will we
have It That will be decided Satur
day night, So the Duplin Times
states. It also states that among
the things to be discussed at this
meeting will be, what 'will fee done
with the profits If any. Why not the
County decide to give K - to help
provide home for our aged men
and women. People. If you art In
terested and do really care for the
comfort and "happiness of - those
dear old people, go to that meeting
and east your vote for It Certainly
It is the very greatest need of the
Cmirjy and we can have it If we
r Co-crerats, pry, writ,' and
. .) t .- -e it kn i I '
tigatins officer Enrl Wh'tnker that
he met someone alo.iK tht s i aight
stretch of road, arid wa- mnvded
off t he invemeist In pu'i'HS !,n
brakes, at'rmi'tin,? to :;ei b.-:ik !i
the highway, e'e . 'be ini'k anil
man died in a Kichniond hospital
on December 29t'i .ind was later
buried in Charlotte. No deta.N '
Piven. Finally through work i.!' i'.t
troinnri Whitaker ami Sill-'i m.
1 meeting with iittle cooperation.
Redman's brother was located and
jailed in Pu!ski, Va. He was brought
back to Duplin and jailed by Dep
uty Perry Smi'.h. Information still
seemed to be vague. Sitterson sent
for information from the Richmond
ho.pital and finally reel ived a tele
gram givinn t lie details of the in
jury and cauie of death. An inquest
was set but had to be postponed
berau-T uflieient witnesses could
no' be obtained for a hearing. An-
i ot'v - hpnne has been set and it is
hoped sufficient witnesses can be
secured to get at the bottom of the
matter and find out just what hnp
rfort and who was to blame. Cor
oner Sitterson said "I just can't
seem to get any looperation from
anybody, inelud'ng the family ot
the dead man." The accused Red-
I nvn is nut under bond. There seems
; to ne jmelhing fouly about tin-
whole thing it smells.
(.KlVvry e'e.'led were:
P.-roi'iMit. Rob Ilei-rinf Secretary-Treasurer,
Manage,-. .Inhn Anderson Johnso-i;
Librarian. Mrs. Louise Mitchell;
Community Ciiairmcn; elected by
Central Committee from their
groups: Direct 'r, Mrs. A. I). Wool1;
Accompanist. Mrs. L. K. Alderman;
Assistant Accompanist. Mrs. I'au
Potter. Communities represented: C.i y
pso, Rose Hill, B. F. Grady, Warsaw.
Chinquapin, and Kenansville.
Community Chairmen will be
elected at next rehearsal on Janu
ary 27, 1350 at 7:30 o'clock in the
K, nansville School Auditorium.
b'!' -.'""l God all things are possible.
. It wili be a wonderful blessing to
our County and every person In
i the r unity should want to share
the blessing. Go to the meeting. We
are goi.ig to have the cause pre
sented. Help put it over. M.C.
Brooks Offers Big
Sale In Warsaw
A. Brooks, Warsaw's largest de
partment store is now in 'the open
ing days of one of its largest sales.
The inventory sale began yesterday
and, will Continue for several days.
Mr. Brooks says he is offering some
of the best bargains in the history
of the tore. Your attention is call
ed to their page ad in this issue and '
no doubt you have received one of
their circulars. If you want tc gave
some money now is a good time to
visit Warsaw and Brooks Depart
Killed thru Jan. 9. 1049 10
Injured thru Jan. S, 19S0 133
injured thru Jan. 8, 1949 108
Killed Jan. 6 -9 8
Injured same dates ' , 144
Killed thru Jan. 9. 1930 14
Killed thru Jan. 9, 1949 22
Injured thru Jan. 9, 1950 277
Injured thru Jan, 9, 1913 ; 103
wound up as snuw.i. 1'he
emptv, headed towards
Wilmington, but after tne accident
was headed towards Mount Olive.
Phuto by Vaden Brock.
In Fall Sunday
Some 100 witnesses watched in
horror Sunday as a Fort Bragg para
trooper bailed out of a private
plane and plummeted to death in
Mt. Olive before his parachute
The unidentified jumper, About
30, was one of several members of
the 82nd airborne division staging
an informal exhibition at the air
port in Mt. Olive.
Witnesses said he apparently
misjudged his height and failed to
pull the rip cord soon enough. The
chute was only half open when he
strut k the ground, they said.
Lewis Day, district governor for
Lions International of Rocky Mount
was in Kenansville Wednesday. He
was gui t at the meeting of the lo
cal Lions Club. Governor Day de
livered an interesting address on
the worK of Lions.
A good attendance was nrted.
President Mitchell Allen presided.
Lion Paul Ingram reported on the
Lions sponsored Santa Claus who
visited children here the week be
fore Christmas who were patients
at the tonsil clinic.
Tonsil Clinic Held
Fifteen children had their ton
sils removed in the weekly tonsil
clinic here Wednesday. Dr. O. L.
Parker of Clinton performen the
operations. Those undergoing the
Lilly Mae Futrell, Joyce Ann Fut
rell, Arnold Futrell, Chesley Hous
ton, O'Brlan Kennedy, Joyce Gui
vey, Ann Miller, Jerald Nethercutt.
Rayborn llouslon. Madeline Mare
ady, Katie .Lino Lanier, B. Jean
Brown, Crai Crumpler, Rayford
Whaley, Dorothy L. Raynor.
The Health Department expects
to begin holding tonsil clinics for
colored children of the county soon.
It was hoped that they would begin
today but the doctor was unable
to be here The Times will an
nounce the first clinic.
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