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VOLUME NUMBER EIGHTEEN
; Rofarians Celebrate Silver Anniversary
In Eina CIuIa Af UaIaI ftnlrlrhnrn
' By: JAMES W. BUTLER
V Former Warsaw Newspaper Man
." Warsaw Near 175 Rotarlans
i.and Rotary-Anns made Friday, Jan
uary 13, a happy birthday event for
the Warsaw Rotary Club which
noted Its 25th anniversary with a
. dinner and Inter-city meeting at
Hotel: Goldsboro In the Wayne
i County seat. The Goldsboro Rotary
' Club was host to the visitors. Ten
' Rotary clubs were represented in
' the attendance.
- Vice-President Bill Sheffield of
i, the Warsaw club welcomed- guests
and presided Jointly with Donald
Brltt, master of ceremonies, of the
Clinton Club. Introduced for the
.' response to the address of welcome
' was J. S. Flemming, Plymouth su
perintendent of schools, who began
:a long period of Rotary membership
.as first president of the Warsaw
club. The invocation was by Dr. A.
T Highlighting the program was a
, group of solos by Mrs. Florence
- Btaell Wenz, soprano, and Robert
F. Wenz. pianist, both of Clinton,
- and Norman Cordon, baritone, Cha
pel Hill. Mrs. Wenz had her hus
, band for accompanist and Mr. Coi-
don's accompanist at the piano was
' Bill Waters, U. N. C. Music Dc-
partment. All were generous with
'encores. Wenz, a former Paul
. : Whiteman orchestra pianist, was a
- 'hit with his interpretations of popu
lar tunes. Cordon's selections in
deluded "top tunes" from "South
- Pacific" and "Show Boat."
v $ -Rotary, greetings were brought
?from District 279 by Governor H.
f A. Marks of Wilmington, the mess
. 'age and philosophy of Rotary were
. -emphasized in avbrief address inter-
spersed with choice stories Dy
Jjharles L. McCullers of K,inston, a
" tmembej of th omU'ici HtxeciAivc
committee, and Aubrey L. Caven
augh, a past president of the War
. v saw Rotary Club. President Ster-
ling Wooten of the Goldsboro Club
. -voiced appreciation for the privi-
' Jlege of being host to Rotarians
from Eastern North Carolina.
, Special guests receiving recog-
- "nition from the Warsaw club were
:. . widows of four charter members,
Mrs. Henry Carlton, Mrs. J. W.
-' rFarrior, Mrs. W. J. Mddleton, and
Mrs. Paul H. Barfleld; three char
ter members present, Dr. A. B.
Bland, Wallace; J. S. Fleming, Ply
, mouth; and John M. Peirce, War-
'saw; Mrs. Lydia Thompson, wife of
,Club President E. C. "Jean"
-Thompson, absent due to illness;
Past District Governors Jean P
Booth, Klnston and James W. But
ler of Goldsboro and their Rotary
'Anne; Mrs. Marks, wife of District
, Mrs. Glendora Brown, pianist for
v " the club tor 15 years, was presented
a gift from the club and as final
'f number on the evening's program
accompanied the group in singing
"Auld Lang Syne" with Hugh Wal
drop of Goldsboro leading.
The Warsaw club was presented
charter 1873 on January 15, 1925,
'by the District Governor M. Eugene
Newsome, who later became Presi
dent of Rotary International, only
' North Carolinian to hold this hon
'or, : with 15 members. For eight
.years the club was known as the
j Warsaw-Kenans ville Rotary Club,
'but later the name was shortened
as the Kenansville members resign
ed their membership.
Recognition was given Rotarlans
present from Clinton, Mount Olive,
Goldsboro, Klnston, Plymouth,
Wilmington, Roseboro, Chapel Hill
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Warsaw Tops Locals
In New Gymnasium
The Warsaw basketeers took a
double-header from Kenansville on
Tuesday night in the opening game
between the four teams, It was a
gala occasion for both teams as it
was the christening of the Kenan
Memorial Auditorium and Gymna
sium. About 300 fans from both
communities turned oot in spite
of the bad weather.
Superintendent O. P. Johnson
welcomed the group to the new au
ditorium. Kenansville high school
girls put on a candlelight parade
singing school pep songs.
The girls played the first game
with Warsaw taking the long end
by a 34 to 29 score.. High scorer
for Warsaw was West with 18
poin. Best defensive player for
Warsaw was Steed and high scorer
for Kenansville was Katie Mae
Quinn with 14 points. Best defen
sive players for Kenansville were
Southerland and Hall.
In the boys' game Warsaw took
the long end with a 31 to 24 score.
Leading scorers for the winners
was Potter with 10 points and for
the losers was Ingram with 13
points. Best defensives for Warsaw
were Bostic and Hojjand; for Ke
nansville .were W. Alphin and In
gram. Coastline Officials
Meet Willi County
Last Friday the Duplin County
Forest Fire Wardens, headed by
County Warden Ralph Miller, were
guests, of the Atlantic Coast Line
at a dinner in Warsaw. District For
ester Joe Herlevich of Whiteville
was a guest speaker. Also address
ing the group was Paul Wright, in
dustrial, forester of the Atlantic
Coast Line. Roadmaster W. M,
Thorpe, A.C.L., of Goldsboro called
the meeting. Coast Line men from
Wilmington and Wilson attended.
They promised more cooperation
with the forestry department this
year in the way of men as well as
more equipment. Assistant Forester
P. W. Tillman of Raleigh addressed
Home This Week
John Anderson Johnson of War
saw, victim of the Warsaw fire
truck wreck is expected to return
home from the James Walker Hos
pital today or tomorrow, it is said.
Johnson is much better but will
have to go to a veteran's hospital
l i Florida after a few days for
Bill Barteltt returned homt last
week end. He is much improved
but carries his right arm in a cast.
It is said he will have to go to the
Milicr Orthopedic clinic In Charlotte-for
Members; All-out Drive Being Planned
,rThe Junior Chamber of Com
merce announced plans at their
regular meeting last week to launch
an all-out drive to enlist new mem
bers into the organization.
President-Lee Brown opened the
discussion on the drive by Saying,
"There are many boys here " In
Warsaw, who, once made acquaint
ed with the functions and purposes
of the Jaycees, would render valu
able service to this community.". .
Approximately 50 names of pros
pective new members were present
ed to the club by the "membership
committee for enlistment into the
organization. Jaycees have been di
vided Into teams of four members
each to contact each and e"ery
j o'irrfcand to exteni an inv" ; Ion
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PRINCIPALS In the 25th an
niversary program of the Warsaw
Rotary Club held at Hotel Golds
boro' on Friday evening are stand
ing at the head of the table. Left
to right: Dr .A. B. Bland, Wallace,
a charter member; Norman Cordon,
operatic singer, Chapel Hill; J. 3.
New Hislo: ical Marker Erected At Site 01
Confederate Sword Factory In Kenansville
By: A. T. OUTLAW
At a point on the highway near
the store of W. M. Brinson in the
western edge of the town of Ke
nansville now stands a highway
historical marker pointing out the
site of the old Confederate sword
factory of the eighteen-sixties.
During July, 1863, the Yankees
made a raid through Duplin County
Applicants! or 1950 Census Taking.
Be At Courthouse Here Jan; 30, 31
Last week the Bureau of the Cen
sus opened its office in Goldsboro,
from which to supervise the taking
of the 17th Decennial Census tn
the Third Congressional District.
The office is in charge of Nere E.
Day of Jacksonville and J. B.
Hooks of Fremont, who have been
appointed Supervison and Assist
ant for this district.
Mr. Day, who was in town Wed
nesday, advises that a representa
tive of the Bureau will be at the
courthouse in Kenansville Janu
ary 30 and 31 to interview appli
cants from Duplin County, who de
sire employment in the Census
work. Application forms will be
furnished and notice of time ir.d
place for giving the written tests
On Jan. 5th W. A. Jones was in
stalled as Master of St. John's lodge
No. 13, AF&AM in Kenansville at
the annual ladies night. A sump
tions dinner was served on the
first floor of the lodge building
after which the crowd gathered in
the hall for the installation of new
officers. Other officers installed
J. B. Stroud, senior warden; L. A.
Westbrook, Jr. warden; O. P. John
son, secty.; F. W. McGowen, treas.:
J. C. Murphy, Sr. Deacon; C. E.
Kornegay, Jr. Deacon; R. L. King,
chaplain; and Lucien Grady, tyler.
meeting of the culb.
Another Important aspect of the
intense drive to recruit new blood
In the : organization was brought
forward in the discussion in that
the Jaycees are not only interested
in enlisting young men immediately
In the Town of Warsaw but are also
striving to extend the membership
to include young men living on the
outskirts of the community. Mem
bers of the club feel that by bring
ing in these men the effort toward
solution of some of their problems
may better be coordinated. " T
The club also heard reports on
the condition " of Billy Bartlett,
James Norwood West and John A.
Johnson, three Jaycees who were
lr jured as members of the fire de-
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Flemming. Plymouth, first Warsaw
club president; A L. Cavenaugh,
past president; Paul Potter, club
secretary: Cnarlcs L. McCulicrs,
Kinston, member of district exe
cutive committee; Vice-President
Bill Sheffield, presiding officer
and general chairman; Governor H.
and the County Court appointe.1 a
committee to have all of the public
records removed to a place of safe
ty west of the W. & W. Railroad,
and also ordered that the county
tax on slaves taken away by the
Yankees be remitted to the owners
for that year.
The Confederate sword factory
was destroyed and a large quantity
by the Bureau as par' of the nulli
fication process, will be given.
Besides being theijlargeii. enroll
ment of census ever made, this
will be one of the merit vita! popu
lation counts ever ifraged. While
the Bureau estimates that fie popu
lation of North Carolina will .-.liaw
a definite increase ove' tlia. 01 1040
it is indicated that North Carolina
may lose one of its twelve Con
gressional Districts. 1 This loss is
indicated because California and
some other states are supposed to
have had a greater ratio of popu
lation increase than North Carolina.
It is, therefore ,of utmost import
ance that everyone be counted n
Wallace Beer Sales
Start In 2 Weeks
The town of Wallace voted to
legalize the sale of beer in its cor
porate limits, and sales are expect
ed to begin within two weeks, it
Final and official tabulalion of
the vote Saturday was: Total 576;
for sale of beer 342; against the
sale of beer, 234.
Town Clerk Bill Rose said that
sales will start within two weeks.
Screening of sales applicants must
be made, he said.
Stockholders of the Waccamaw
Bank and Trust Company will hold
their 24th annual meeting in the
offices of the home bank at White
ville; today at 2:30 o'clock.
Plans for the meeting" were an
nounced by Henry B. Wyche, as
sistant vice president.
A highlight Of the occasion will
be the annual report and business
analysis of Executive Vice Presi
dent J. N. Coburn. K. Clyde Coun
cil, president of the bank, will pre
side. ' ;-'' --'.r'T- ' i- .
Approximately 200 stockholders,
representing the nine communities
where ' the . Waccamaw operates
branch banks, have been 'sent no
tices of the meeting. The 'banking
institution operates, brancji banks
in Whiteville. Tabor City, Chad
bourn, Southport, Shallotte .Fair
mont, Kenansville, Rose Iill, and
A. Marks, District 279, Rotary In
ternationl; John M. Peirce, Warsaw,
charier member; Judge Robert L.
West, past president. Seated are
Mrs. Sheffield and Donald Britt,
of sabers, bowie knives, and other
small arms-Avere captured, together
with a number of horses, and a
,um hm- of Confederate cavalrymen
were made prisoners.
Kxcept for small exposure to the
lather while in hidint! the County
rrroids were safely tared for.
Duplin Story Meet
A secr-nd meeting to discuss the
!!350 sho- tig of T'?c Duplin Story
.vill be h id in Kenposville Satur
i c v nh;. The meeting is called
to be held in the Kenan Memorial
Auditorium if it is not too cold.
Otherwise it will be he'd in the
courtroom Sam B.rd definitely
wi'l be present, according to a
letter rtreived from him th,s week
He expected to be here last week
but was in the midst of examinat
ions at the College of Charleston
and couldn't get away.
About 50 people were present at
the last Saturday night's meeting ,
representing Beulaville, B. F.. Gra- '
dy, Bowden, Lanefield, and Kenans
ville. The crowd was enthusiastic
over showing the Duplin Story I
again this year but decided that
not enough conimuninities were I
represented for a final decision to
he made. President Gilbert Alphin
of the Duplin County Historical
ssoi;iatiofl presided and appointed
a nominating committee to report
at the meeting Saturday night at
which time new officers and a
board of directors will be named.
President Alphin urged that as
many as possible be in attendance
and certainly every community in
the county should be represented,
he said. The Duplin Story does nol
belong to any two or three com
munities, it belongs to the whole
Air Recruiter Not
Here Next Week
TISgt. E. H. Whitaker Army Air
Force Recruiting Officer for Dup-
Three Road Projects In Duplin To
Come Up In Next Highway Letting
The State Highway Commission
Tuesday posted specifications for
road projects which include three
projects in Duplin County. Gover
nor Scott's "go forward" road pro
gram, is still rolling in Duplin.
Many sections are wondering when
their roads will be built but they
can only do so much at a time. The
Highway department so far has
lived up to every promise in Duplin
and ' are moving right along. The
section east M North East' river
seems to be getting the bulk of the
road work right now but there
seems to be little question but what
that area was left out in years gone
by and it is natural to expect tnat
it would take preference over other
sections of the county. However,
JANUARY 20th, 1950
France's Merci Train Train Be On Exhibit
In County Next Monday Through Friday
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daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Einmett
Kelly of Kenansville and Scott's
lStore who is representing the Ke
nansville Lion's Club in their beau
ty contest to be staged at the state
wide Lion'., club convention in
Goldsboro next week. Miss Kfl'y
is competing with contestants from
Kinsion to determine who .will rep
resent the Kenansvillc-Wallate-Kinston
zone. The ePmination con
test was held last night in Kinston.
too late to announce the winner in
BEAUTY CONTESTANT Miss
Eleanor Herring, daughter of Mr
and Mrs. Henry Herring of B F.
Grady, who will represent the Mt.
Olive Lions Club in the beauty con
test being conducted by Lions
clubs of this district prior to the
finals, which will be held at the
mid-winter meeting of District 31
C in Golilsboro.
Photo by Vaden Brock.
I in will not be in the county next
week. He goes to Ft. McPherson
in Georgia for a refresher course
in public speaking and will be there
for a week. His regular schedule in
Kenansville is on Thursday 11 to 12
Noon at the Post Office.
the rest of the county will be taken
care of in due time. As 1950 rolled
in only one fourth of the road issue
money had been spent.
Roads in Duplin to be included
in the next letting are:
Duplin (Bond Project) Gra
ding and hard-surfacing 7.6 miles
from a point on NC 111 north to
city limits of Beulaville north to
end of pavement one mile south of
Duplin (Bond Project)
Hard-surfacing 3.8 miles from junc
tion NC 41 at Chinquapin; south
east 3.8 miles on county mad.
Duplin Paving on 1.27 mue
from intersection of - Pine Street
and US 117 and NC 24 in, Warsaw
north along Pine Street to US ll7.
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Hundreds of Duplin County
school children next week will take
a miniature trip through France
due to the gratitude of a nation for
help in an hour of need.
An exhibit of articles from North
Carolina's care of the French Merci
Traun will visit Duplin next Mon
day through Friday. The following
schedule has been arranged:
January 23, Monday - A. M. At B.
F. Grady School; P. M. Kenansville
January 24, Tuesday - A. M. At
Beulaville School; P. M. Chinqua
January 2i Wednesday - A. M.
At Wallace School; P. M. Rose Hill
January 26, Thursday - A. M.
At Warsaw Grammar School; P. M.
Magnolia Esso Station.
January 27, Friday - A. M. At
Faison School; P. M. At Calypso
Superintendent O. P. Johnson
has notified principals of all whit
and colored schools of the sched
uled appearance and asked them
to properly allocate time so that
all children who care to do so may
view the Merci Train which will
be located at the school houses
unless otherwise noted. Adults
also should see the display. '
The people of France sent the
Merci Train to the United States
last year. Its 48 cars, one for each
State in the union, were filled with
treasured gifts, many of them were
priceless, donated by French child
ren and adults in gratitude for the
help sent to France by Americans
via the Friendship Train.
While it was not possible to ex
hibit all of North Carolina's gift
in the touring trailer, the articles
on display are typical of the gifts
sent all ove- the nation. Many of
them are exquisite works of art
Charles Jones, traveling museuib
curator with the Department of Ar
chives and History, is on hand to
explain the various displays.
The trailer contains a wide var
iety of exhibits. There are blue
wine jugs from Alsace; five pieces
of French lace from Calais; China
and an antique alcohol burner from
the Town of Bayeux; a hand carved
ivory fan; hand painted velvet belts;
a hand embroidered peasant cos
tume scarf; brass candlesticks;
silk kerchiefs from the textile in
dustry; exquisite baby olothes:
pipes .ash trays and other smoking
articles from the tobacco inustry;
books, pamphlets and maps, inclu
ding a book from the French under
ground; engraved and jewelled
chests; medals honoring Americab
and French heroes; and old shells
from Verdun fashioned into sou
venirs. From the children of France
there are drawings and letters; car
ved wooden boxes from Strasbourg
students; a Girl Scout pennant
and needlebooks toy French auto
mobiles and tin soldiers. Drawing
the attention of the fairer sex are
a black peasant costume blouse; a
wedding gown, veil and headdress
from the City of Lyon; and numer
ous dolls whose dress Illustrate the
provincial costumes of France.
Of special interest are a blue
Sevres vase, one of which was sent
by the President of France to each
State in the union; a hand made
model of a French fishing boat: an
old flintlock gun; cords woven from
the American and French flags
which flew over the city of Paris
when it was liberated in 1944; and
eight original etchings done in pen
In New York
Mrs. A. Brooks is in New York
this week and will stay through
next week, Mr. Brooks reported.
She Is visiting the Northern mark
ets and buying new spring mer
chandise. Brooks' two weeks sals
is still in progress and he reports
very good success. Many people in
this section are taking advantage
of the savings found there, he says.
Bought Your 1950
All 1949 auto n& truck tags will
become obsolete after next Tuesday
week. On February lit It will be Il
legal to drive a car en the highway
with a 1940 tag on it If you hav
en't done so better get busy and
secure your 19!0 tags..; T's also
applies to all towns using c y tare,