VOLUME NUMBER EIGHTEEN
KENANSVILLE. NORTH CAROLINA FRIDAY, JANUARY 27th, 1950
OauinfCase Set For !
Illciosday; DafensePay Submit?
Centered In Case; Judge
l Burney Presides; Solici
tor Britt Makes Debut
- Here Next Week.
'' The Hattie Gvln case Is schedu
1.4 nnmi un for trial next week
f. for the third time In Duplin Coun-
ty n charges of abortion, it wiu oe
-..ni that the first Indictment
resulted. Jn a mistrial. The second
indictment was brought against ner
and she was tried and found guilty
: t...f , nAvcr sentenced, wmie out
under bond another Indictment was
brought against her for abortion
..j mnaiamrhtr in the death of
Katie Mae Moore, colored, of Mig
inolla. She was lodged in jail out
iniiw released under a $3,000
' bond. Already being' under an $8,-
; 800 bond she is now free under
nt Xll.SOo bond.
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5 ( Solicitor Walter Britt, who makes
his debut in Duplin next week,
... ht he has set the Hattie
Gavin case peremptory for Tues
day morning, wnicn is to say inai
Mnndav will be soent clearing the
Jail and the Gavin case next on the
agenda. Reports say that Solicitor
writ i urelnB the defense attor
neys Rivers Johnson and Walker
Stevens, to submit Hattie witnout
trial hv lurv'and let Judge Bur
ney of Wilmington, who will be
presiding, seaience her on both
: minta Tf thla takea nlaee the whole
matter 'may be disposed of Tues
day, otherwise it is predicted tnai
the ease will take up the entire
week, beginning Tuesday.
,l The Hattie Savin cast Jus at-
- traded more interest and attention
from a"J parts oTUe eounty than
. any case in a humbes of yean.
, Solicitor Britt says that, this is
ana case that will get attention and
will he tried next week, regardless.
unless something unforseen comes
up. Many of Brltt'a friends are anx-
loua to see how he handles the mat-
' ter. A some 'say, it is a number
one Initiation for the new solicitor
Here Monday High
Thorn will be a meeting of Dun-
. Un County Farm Bureau members
- in the Agricultural Building in Ke-
nansviUe next Monday mgnt, Jan
uary 30, beginning at 7:30.
At this meeting, voting delegates
will be elected to represent Duplin
County at the annual N. C. Farm
Bureau Convention at Raleigh, on
February 12-15. Representatives
. will be named on the various com
modity committees that Duplin
County will be Interested In. Reso
lutions will be passed upon and
transmuted to the State Resolution
- Committee. A report will be given
1 by delegates who attended the Na
tional Farm Bureau Convention in
Chipaaa in December.
We hope that you can attend this
meeting and urge your neighbor
. members to attend. Please use
whatever opportunity you have to
announce the meeting to various
groups as this letter is only going
to those, who wrote members last
fall, the Board of Directors, and
Very truly yours,
- I W. Outlaw, Pres.
' Duplin County . I
Farm Bureau. ..
. . . .
STATE NURSES OF DIST.
FOURTEEN TO 4 MEET
District H e the SUto Nurses
' Association will meet la Warsaw
' in the Home Economies" Depart
ment of the Warsaw Hit h School
at t'sM o'clock. February 14th. All
r "utered nurses, active and in-
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i.,. ,MffHr . HrT
a. -ve in the eonnty are urged to
attend. For details write or phone
Eva T. Lewis. V';'V:';''-
hczzl Lions Meet
The local Lions Oub held Kj
regular meeting in the school lunch
room here Wednesday night Miss
' ,e Kelly, Lions' queen was guest
i ? 1 onor. Reports were heard from
' strict Convention held In
ro this . week. Plans were
t f r an inter-city meeting of
and KenansWUe clubs
' J b M here February
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I The calypso i.ions uuu bui
ita Charter Night in the school
gymnasium there on February 1st
at 7:00 p.m. State Agriculture wum
mUsinner "Staa" Ballentine will
he the Drlncinal speaker. District
Governor Louis Day of Rocky Ml..
International Director Ed McMahon
will also be present. Nell Hesjer
of the Aassociated Press, from Ral
eigh, will be toastmaster. All Lions
in Duplin County are urged to at
tend and help give the t-aiypao
Club a good send off.
Miss Wallace To
Speak In Raleigh
" -'v-MisS AmSE,LLY, attractive oaugnter oimjY.
Emmet Kelly of Kenansviile and Scott's Store, who will-represent
nutria aiJi of Lions Clubs at the State Convention of Lions
Clubs in Charlotte irt June. Miss Kelly, represented the Kenans- .
ville-Wallace-Klnston Lions Clubs at the District Convention in
Goldsboro this week and was a runner-up to Miss Ann McGuire of
o.rnima Reach in the beauty contest. Also a runner-up was Miss
Barbara Southall of Rocky Mount. The three will compete with other
contestants for Miss North Carolina at the State Convention in Char
The Kenansviile Club was well represented at the District
Convention which was held Monday and Tuesday. Lion Founder
Melvin Jones of Chicago was the principal speaker of the occasion.
The Faison Lions Club had an attractive float in the parade. Also
represented were the Wallace and Calypso Lions Clubs.
OFFICERS OF WACCAMAW BANK & TRUST COMPANY "
Miss Mlttie Ruth Wallace has
been selected to speak on behalf
nf the camoaien for a new iww
Duilding in Raleigh, according 10
Mr. C. A. Dillon, Chairman of the
romnniffn On the speakers' team
with her are Mrs. Earl Brian ana
Mr. W. H. Weatherspoon, Genr! ,
Counsel for Carolina Powe- . ;
Light Company. They have a n a:ly ,
appeared before various cluns ana
fraternities, including the Lions,
Rotary, and Civitan Clubs. Miss
Wallace is president of the present
"Y" Club 3t the Young women s
Christian Association. She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mis. Ben Wal
lace of Seven Springs, and is em
ployed by the Carolina Power &
Keatad: W. IL I.ennon. vice Diss
ident In Fairmont; Edna Dyer and
Helen K. Lewis, assistant cashiers
in Whiteville; E. If. Munroc, cash
ier in Clarkton; and M. F. Allen,
cashier In Kenansviile.
Second row: H. C. Woolward, as
sistant cashier in hiteville, Miss iv. r . tlodt'cller, trust officer
Ruth Cowan.Whitcville; C. L. Tate, Back row: Glenn W. Bowers,
vice president, Chadbourn; Prince : cashier in Fairmont; L. V. Lowe
O'brien, cashier, Southpoi t; B. 1,. I cashier in t'hadbourn; R. S. Troy,
Nesmith, vice president, in Tai,i , ciJiier in Rose Hill; J. E. Cooke,
City; Henry B. Wyche, assistant cashier in Shallotte; and L. R.
vice president in Whiteville; and Bowers', cashier in Whiteville.
Makes His Dsbut
i ii i - -ni-iinmi-i In '")rrii"i i i
Ellwood Whaley Held In Basketball
Player's Death; Case Is Reopened
Symphony Orchestra To Play Concert
Rose Hill February
Mayor G. S. Best of Warsaw this
week wrote Congressman Graham
A. Barden for help in locating a
fire truck to replace the one de
stroyed in a wreck en New Year's
eve. It is hoped that one may be
secured through the,)off ice of War
Assets Administration at a good
saving to the town,
- WALTER BRITT
native of Turkey and practicing at
loiney in Clinton will prosecute
his first term of Superior Court in
Duplin next week. Mr. Britt was
appointed Solicitor by Governor
Scott last month to succeed the late
J. Abner Barker.
Sheriff Sam R. Churchill of Kin
ston has served a warrant on El
wood Whaley. 18. of Duep IIu.i.
charging "reckless and careless dri
ving of un automobile" in Hie faial
injury December 8 of basketball
player David Roger Smith, 18, of
near Deep Kun.
The warrant was signed by Slate
Patrolman Joe T. C'oker of Kenans
ville and was drawn by Magistrate
C. B. Sittecson of Kenansviile, the
Duplin County Coronur who pre
viously had ruled tl; ; -.ceident as
fnavo'dable due to ot-T-ciive roads,
ttatlng lie would brin:; no charges
Whaley had posted a $500 bond
pending a hearing oefore Magis
trate Sitterson at 2:30 p.m. Febru
ary 2. Five other youths returning
,Wlh Whaley and Smith from bas
ketball Hanie at B. F. Grady School
on December 8 escaped serious in
juiy when the borrowed car left
the road and overturned. Whaley
suffered facial cuts. Smith died iu
Duke Hospital December 20 from
a fractured neck.
Coroner Sitterson told a Times
representative that some new apd
unexpected evidence bad develppe.d
in the case and h. yvas reopening
it. Some of the occupants of the
car have changed their statements
since the original investigation, he
said. -' i
Under the direction of Benjamin
Swalin, the North Carolina Little
Symphony will come to Rose Hill
for concerts on February 13.
An admission-free program will
be played In the afternoon for the
children of Rose Hill Schools by the
Orchestra, The adult ' concert is
scheduled for Rose Hill Theatre
at 8:30 p.m. according to Mr, H. K.
Latham, local Symphony chairman.
Symphony's Fifth Annual Tour
The Little Symphony of twenty
three musicians is currently mak
ing its fifth annual tour of the state
and this is its first visit to Rose
Hill and Duplin County. The fifth
season of the State Symphony pro
mises to be its biggest, Mr. Latham
declared. The tour will Include
more concerts than ever before and
a special poast-to-coast broadcast on
April 29. -.. ;r .v ,: '-' ' " ;"'
Mr. Latham announces that Dr.
Swalin has chosen a varied program
for Rose Hill, Including a Sym
phony by Haydln, as well as Tscha
ikowsky's "None But the Lonely
Heart", "Sleigh Ride" by Anderson,
and Guion's arrangement of "Tur
key in the Straw".
Concerts Possible By Drive
The concerts in Rose Hill are
made possible by the Symphony
Sooiety membership drive held in
this section recently. A member
ship card in the Symphony Society
will serve as admission to this con
cert, as well as to all other Society
sponsored concerts throughout the
state this season.
Enjoy Fish Fry
" The Duplin County Officers En
forcement Association enjoyed a
JlslTfry at the local Jail on Monday
nighi A good number were present
Reports from ma sections of
the county and especially in the
Chinquapin area sai that a large
. . ir - .i,n!.
nuinDer oi iarniers nave suwu men
tobacco beds and plants are burst
ing through right alatig. This warm
weather we're having win Dring
them through. It only takes about
two weeks for the seed to sprout
through these days.;
The Washington Merry-Go-Rbund
By: DREW PEARSON
Washington. A modest little!
m.H mhn look like a smalltown
hardware merchant has completely
won the-heart of cynical Capitol
Hill in less than a year. 1
He ! Frank P. Graham, former
piesident of the University of North
Carolina, now senator from xnai
ttate. Graham is at friendly and
disarming as a puppy, has llve'-j
twinkle in bis dark eyes, and has
sparse gray ; hair that looks w
though he'd come In from a wind-
When Dr. Graham was appointed
to the Senate last March, John
Bricker, : : right-wing Republican,
raised the clamor that the new
comer was a "radical", r ?
Sen. Forrest C. Donnell of Miss-
, e ' "" " conservative,
To the deeply religious Donnell,
Senator Morse replied, "Forrest, I
have often said' you were the most
Christian man I know. Frank Gra
ham is the most Christlike man 1
know." "-.v' Jv, ." iv-.
-, Months late, Donnell remarked
to Morse: "Remember what you
said about Frank Graham being the
most ChristUke man you -know?
Well. I share your opinion." '
Whenever Senator Graham rises
from a Senate desk that almost
swallows him he is the shortest
man on the floor- - Senators come
back from the cloakrooms to listen.
Thla is a tribute few men In Senate
history have wonJTank Graham is
not an orator, in the manner of
dramatic' Arthur vandenberg. He
rppp' s In a soft drawl, but he Is
Tax Collector Edgar Williams for
the Town of Warsaw calls attention
to all taxpayers in the town that
their taxes must be naid up. Mr.
Williams states that It isn't fair
for most folks to pay their taxes
and some few get by .a long while
without doing so. Everyone must
pay their taxes whethef they want
to or not. The longer ou put it
off the more it is aoinrto cost, he
said. See Mr. Williams Jiow at the
town luu ana mane arrjiiiKeiiiciiia
to pay your taxes without further
delay and save trouble ,nd costs.
"The Duplin Story" Organization Elects)
Officers; Hear Sam Byrd; Johnson Pres.'
County Jail Bulging Over Week-end;
Officers Round Up 21, Lock Up 19
Ten From Duplin On
ECTC Honor Roll
Ten students from Duplin County
made the Honor Roll at Eastern
Carolina Teacher's College for the
fall term. Among the 15.12 of
total enrollment on the honor roll
John B. Hall and Helen Baker of
Kenansviile; Bill Bonham, Rose
Hill; Fitzhugh Whitfield and Eliza
beth Kornegay, B. F. Grady; Joyce
Carr and Ellis Williams,- Wallace;
Mona Moore, Calypso; Lewellyn
Phillips and Peggy Steed, Warsaw.
Have You Listed
Your Taxes Yet?
Tuesday la the last day to list
vour taxes. Tax Supervisor F. W.
McGowen calls the attention of
everyone in uupun iq mis raci.
Unless you have listed see your
tax lister Immediately,
Dance For Polio J
At Maxwell's Mill'
The weekly souare and round
dance 'at Maxwell's Mill will 1M
held Friday night, sponsored by the
Slmmons-Mewborn-Turner Post Of
the American Legion. All receipts
frnm the C mce Frldv night w.U
i e r'vi t" s f ' " r
Miss Macy Cox
On Ailing List
Mlsa Macv Cox writes the Times
a Dostal card saying she has been
ill since Sunday, hence no Magnolia
news. We hope she is doing much
better by now.
National 4-H Club Week will be
observed March 4 to 12.
Sheriww Ralph Jones was about
to betfin calling for a larger county
iail last Sunday when he and three
uf his deputies, Oliver lloine. Ber-
tice Fussell and Perry Smith fin
ished their day's work. If it hadn't
been for the fact that two of the
arretted were able to give bond
Sunday afternoon extra bunks
would have had to be added to the
jail cell blocks.
It appears that the Sheriff's of
fice has decided to pattern their
work somewhat on the mass pro
duction line of big industry. In
stead of going out and working
themselves up over one or two
minor liqquor arrests they make
plans well in advance with all de
tails worked .out. They secure a
search warrant for every person
he intend to visit nd go out well
Sunday morning about 8 o'clock
they drove out towards Warsaw,
Rose Hill and Charity Crossroads.
When the sun went down that day
t'lty had arrested 21 of the 23, all
Negroes. Two managed to get away.
Of the 21 arrested 19 were thrown
In jail and two released on bond.
All ca?es involved liquor and all
but three were for selling. The
three were merely for drinking
the stuff. They drank too much and
CONTINUED ON BACK PAGE
Duplin folks interested in the
1950 edition of "The Duplin Story"
met in the court house here Satur
day night for the second successive
week and voted to give the page
ant again this year. More communi
ties were n.-iesented at this meet
ing than the one a week earlier.
Sum Byrd wa present and gave his
:;!oas about the second production.
He slated he believed it c",Jd be
put over in an even bigger y in
1&50. He told the audienc jt the
people of Duplin do n tallze
altogether what happened o "" last
var He stated that "The Vuplin
Sicvy" has become a pattel j set
,er lor other communities who want
to put on similar pageants. "The
Duplin Story" has set a goal for
others to shoot at, he said. Mr. Byrd
stated that he and Mr. Rife are
definitely interested in having a
part again this year.
A nominating committee made its
report and the following officers
of the Duplin County Historical
Association were elected: O. P.
Johnson, president; J. Oliver
Stokes, vice president; Garland P.
King, secretary; Faison W. McGow
Mr. Johnson stated that the new
officers would make a survey In
the near future and determine if
they would head up the pageant
CONTINUED ON BACK PAGE
Shades Of Hattie Oavin
Tha fnllnwina story appeared in
in the Wilmington News last week.
Fort Mvers. Fla.. Jan. 16 The
third and fourth killings laid to
wealthy R. W. Randall are those
of his wife and himself.
; Oniina ronnrtnd today that the
retired lawyer shot his wife. Evelyn,
47, to death yesterday, teiepnonca
authnritlei. and killed himself be
fore they arrived to investigate.
A note saying "It had to oe aone.
she was worrying herself to death,"
was found in their lavish home. ;
Randall, 67, was at liberty on ap
peal of a manslaughter conviction
in connection with the death of
Theodore Same, a Negro. He was
"toured to five years on his claim
, a - ie gaid f ' nt-
er rent due from the , Negro
Twenty years ago, Randall was
acauitted of the murder of his first
wife. She died in an automobile
accident in Georgia, and the State
sought to prove that Randall killed
her In order to collect insurancer-
He was the owner of extensive
real estate holdings here, and had
retired from active law practice
to manage them,
Sheriff Snag Thompson repprt-
d that he had apparently shot
Mrs. Randall with a 12-gauge shot
gun In the living room of tneir
home, and dragged her body into
the bathroom. ; -i-'-Z
He then telephoned police, re
ported the death of Mrs. Randall,
and shot himself to den"', " 'iwp
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