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? i ? . ; ;S3:itencGd Out Still Gcas Free.
Judge John Bufney of Wilming
ton, presiding over a term of crUn
if 1 court liere this week, threw
ouf the case against Battle Gavin
in court Tuesday morning. Solicitor
T'a"er Eritt of Turkey and Clinton,
't ocutlng hi first court here,
c 'c4 the case Tuesday morning,
t tt was prosecuting without the
I i of another lawyer.4Iattie.was
e fended by Attorneys Rivers D.
Johnson and E. Walker' Stevens.
- Kattie was charged; with manslaugh
, fer 1 In the death : of Katie Mae
Moore, Magnolia Negro who died
late last year in a Wmlngton hos
pital as a result of an abortion. The
prosecution was resting its biggest
hope oh a death-bed statement of
the deceased In which, she lmpllca-
ted Hattle Gavin, -A , Wilmington
doctor was called to the stand and
' testified, that Katie Mae was irra
ftional at the time She made the
death-bed statement Judge Burney
' -ruled that the statement could not
be permitted, as. evidence and for
; lack of more evidence the case was
.. thrown out of court Judge Burney
' stated later in open court to Solici-
tor Brltt that "you did all you could
In the case today, you just didn't
'. have the evidence."
4 - Ai the afternoon session of court
Judge Burney . sentenced Hattle
i' Gavin, on an abortion charge of
which she was convicted last May
y before Judge Frtaelle. Attorney
;. Rivers Johnson first moved that the
yerdiet be set aside Judge Burney
stated that a Judge who did not
; bear the case could pass sentence
but could not set aside the verdict.
After a plea by defense Attorney
i Stevens Judge Burney sentenced
: the Gavin woman to 4 to 0 years
In State Prison1 .Defense attorneys
';. at once gave notice of appeal to the
.'' Supreme Court Appeal bond was
"t at (290 and peraMee bobdat
jJLZO. And again" JBa ttie a goes
free. Just before passing sentcrio
the judge stated that be had Mard
quite a bit about the case and re-
This I'BorribW illtuSr
' Maeii - comment - aaaong
He spectators later was that they
Were surprised at the sentence
They thought she would get the
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Lcdios Coals Stolen
Frcin Thesf re lii r
A few weeks ago two young ladies
were attending the show in War
saw. Sometime during the show
they left the auditorium, leaving
their coats in the seat On return
V their coats Were gone. No trace
could be found of them., -
One day -this week the Warsaw
bus station called the theatre in
) ormlng them of a package arriving
on but. When they , went for the
package rthey found in it the two
coats.' No names were on the pack"
- age. It had come from Camp Le
Jeune. ' v.. Jt Vvi;, i .
The ladies, Mist Jean Shackle
ford of Warsaw; and, Miss Dorothy
' Morse of Ooldsbora were notified
and came for their- coats, . , :'.
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j Winston-Salem; Patients from
89 of North Carolina's 100 coun-
i ties visited the Outpatient Depart
1 ment of the Baptist Hospital during
;i8'3 and increased to almost 10,.
C:3 ever the number reported the
i pr, is year. . During tfce year
is yeac . uunng me iyeari
run County bad 16 patient vUltsj
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tzt Jce L. Tillman, 22," son of
-. 1 I rs. W. P. Taylor, r.t 2,
j, has teontiy bsen as
1 i " ' ' -" -n Air Force
Feb. 6 Is 40th Anniversary Of
Boy Scouting In
... Thompson Greenwood, above, of
Raleigh is the new executive secre
tary of the North Carolina Mer
chants Association. He succeeds
WlUard L. Dowell, also of Balelgh,
who has served the 7,000-member
merchants' organization since 1927.
Greenwood who has been associa
ted with the association since Tune
1, 1947, as assistant secretary, will
assume his new duties March 1.
" All boy and. girl scout in the Ke
nansvllle district ' together with
tfielr parents, wiH bold' 'a"uanquet
m VMt local ioqge Duuaing.aaiuraay
lght4U .- --
Joe Qulnn has been named Suut
Master, for the Kenansville Troop
of Hoy Scouts. - '. ') -
Hunting season closed Tuesday
and the time Is here to oil and store
away the -jiatonother, year,
according iu amulet game protector
Ipock. No further hunting will be
permitted until the season reopens
In the fall.
Irene Dudley.County Negress, Is
being held in the Kenansville jail
without privilege of bond - in the
shooting of her husband John An
drew Dudley five miles, north of
Wallace last Sunday. The victim is
in the hospital.
Sentenced In Wayne , :
Woodrow W, Stroud of Golds
boro, Duplin native of the Holt's
Store Community, was sentenced In
Wayne County this week to 17
years in State Prison In connection
with the "Fish Fry" robbery near
Goldsboro several months ago.
John Robert Reville, draftsman
for Reld and Reaves Building Con
tractors in Wallace attempted sui
cide by shooting himself in the
i ut with a 22 rifle at the office
of the construction firm early on
Saturday. The bullet missed his
heart about an Inch, It was said.
He is expected to recover, :
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New Fire Watchman 'X,
" Alvln Smith,assummed duties on
Feb. 1st as watchman "at the Smith
Township ' forest fire tower. The
tower has been without a watchman
for some time. Forest Fire Warden
Ralph Miller, has been trying bard
to fill the vacancy for some Ume..
Rotary Club- .U-:
, Faison MoGowen was guest
ker at the weekly luncheon of War
saw Rotary Club this week. He gave
' f,v . r,,ii'.
es and a general break-down'
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how they were! spent Following the
talk the group, went into a quest! op
and answer period with the 'speaker.
Builders Permit i. V .?'.
Officials of the Town of Warsaw
are calling attention U prospec
tive builders that it Is necessary to
have a permit: before any kind of
building can be Constructed in Us
corporate limit of Warsaw. This
also applies to repairs 'ten addi
tions to a building la lnv 'ed. Per
mits nrny be secured ftm C. n-
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KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
The fortieth anniversary of Boy
Scouting in the United States will
be observed all over the land dur
ing the week of Feb. 6 to 12. The
theme this year for Scout Week ob
servance is "Strengthen Liberty".
Troops and Packs everywhere are
planning programs of re-dedication
to the Ideals of liberty and demoe
In Tusearora CouncL, Boy Scout
Week will be ushered in by a huge
Scout-Week Rally at the Commun
ity Gymnasium in Goldsboro. Two
Troops from each of the four coun
ties comprising the Council (Dup
lin, Johnston, Sampson, Wayne)
will compete for Council Honors in
a number of Scouting events. Such
events as fire building by use of
flint and steel, (also by friction
method) first aid, signaling, pyra
mid building, song and yell contest,
and tug of war, will feature the
Rally. Large delegations of parents
and friends are expected to accom
pany the teams to Goldsboro for the
competition. Suitable awards will
be presented to the winning Troops.
There is no charge for the 'Rally
everyone invited. ;
Chapel Hill Professor
To Speak In Rose Hill
Dr. Guion G. Johnson of Chapel
Hill will make a public address at
the ose Hill Community Building
on Thursday evening Feb. 28 at 8
o'clock. Her topic will be "Ameri,
ca and World Peace". The Interna
tional Relations Department of the
nose ran -woman ciun isepeauior-
ing Sr. Johnson. The public is in
vited to attend.
v. Dr. Johnson is director of the de
partment of International Rela
tions for the North Carolina Wo
man Clubs snd is in great demand
over the state as a speaker. She 1
a- professor in the department of
Political Science, at the University
of North Carolina.
The International Relations com
mittee of the Rose Hill Womans
Club is composed of Mesdames I.
A. Wilson, chairman, E. L. Lanier,
J. M. Barden and A. R. Bland, Sr.
BIDS RECEIVED ON
3 PAVING PROJECTS
The State Highway and Public
Works Commission Wednesday re
ceived low bids for road paving on
three projects in Duplin County.
worn is expected to commence
soon. The three roads are: paving
on 1.27 miles from Intersection of
Pine Street and V. S. 117 and NC
24 in Warsaw north along Pine to
US 117. Paving, to Bxum-CUne Co..
Rocky Mount, $78,843.20; Moving
buildings, to American Construct
ion Company, Columbia, S. C, S17
Grading and hard surfacing on
7.6 miles from a point on NC 111
north of city limits Of Beulavllle
north to end of pavement one mile
south of Pink Hill, to Exum-Cline
Co. $77,475.50: structures, to N. B.
Brewer Co., Raleigh, $14,754.
' Hard surfacing on 8.8 miles from
Junction NC 41 at Chinquapin
southeast 8 J miles on county road,
to Exum-Cline Co. $23,956.00.
Nurses Te Meet ,
Nurses of District 14 of the State
Nurses Association will meet in
Warsaw on Feb. 14. The meeting
will be held at 8 o'clock in the
Home Economic room of the War
saw High School. For further infor
mation contact Mrs. Eva T. Lewi
Letter Of Thank r
Register of Deeds Tt T. Outlaw
this week received- a letter from
Col Owen Rand Kenan df Wilmlng.
ton expressing the family's appre
ciation for Mr, Outlaw's effort in
securing the Kenan Historical Mat;
ker and for hi tireless effort in
preserving Duplin County's history.
: Duplinltes, along with other Coas
tal Plain counties, are still enjoying
springlike westher in February. The
thermometer here this - week ' has
hovered in the high sixties, reach
ing a high of 84 one day. Trees are
bec'nnlng to bud out and flowers
v s 1 ' a'l found. The state
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The above window In the store qt James Miller in Beulaville
shows part of the merchandise
of Dimes cause and auctioned
All receipts from the auction
See story in this page.
Calypso Lions Have Largest Charter
Night In North Carolina Lionism
The people in Calypso, and es
pecially Patrolman Earl Whitaker
were happy Wednesday night, and
Justly so, for on that night the
Calypso Lions Club received its
charter at the biggest charter night
for Lions Clubs ever held in North
Carolina. The club with 64 mem
bers received its charter from Dis
trict Governor L. K Day of Rocky
Mount H '
The meeting, in banquet form,
was held in the Calypso school gym
naslum with nearly three hundred
people in attendance from c1;:!):
from Rocky Mount to Wilmingluu.
from Kenansville to Raleigh.
The meeting was called to ord.-r
by N. A. Sloan, president, Calypso
Lions Club. Invocation was given
by Rev. T- K. Woody and Lion N.
L. Crumpler of -Clinton introduced
the Tail Twisters.
Roy Cates, member of the Faison
Lions Club introduced the master
of ceremonies, Neil Hester of Ral
eigh who took the chair and pre
sided from there out. Mayor B. C.
Sellers of Calypso extended a word
of welcome to which Robert Farrior
of Calypso responded. Lion Hester
Rose Hill Children
Don't be surprised if your child
comes home from school whistling
or humming snatch from a Biset
It may sound something like
child prodigies do, but it really is
quite likely' in North Carolina
where children hear the North
Carolina Little Symphony. The
children of Rose Hill and vicinity
have been studying Biset's Symph
ony and hearing it on records for
the past seeral weeks in prepara
tion for the concert the Little Sym
phony will play for them on Feb.
In the Rose Hill schools, Mrs. H.
E. Latham has been preparing th
children for the concert With ma
terial sent out from the Symphony
office In Chapel H1H preparatory
note for teacher, and, Symphony
Stories for the children -- the
school have been getting ready
for the concert
Mrs. Fred B. McCall, who heads
the Children's Division in Chapel
Hill, know that children must bo
familiar with music s to 'enjoy it.
With this In mind she has issued
The second annual meeting of
the Coastal Breeders Association,
Inc., serving Ponder,' Duplin and
portions of adjoining counties will
be held Monday n! ;ut, Feb.- 6, In
the Wallace Hlgli hool Auditor
ium. The meeting v "1 be,called to
order at 7 "1 ry T Ivln Cording,
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd, 1950
that was contributed to the March
off in the Model Theatre there.
were donated to the Polio Drive.
then introduced the speaker of the
evening L. Y. (Stag) Ballentine of
Raleigh, State Agriculture Com
missioner who gave a very interest
ing talk on service to your fellow-
man. Lion Ed McMahon presented
the Extension Award to Lion Earl
Whitpker, president of the Mt.
Olive club which, sponsored the
ealypso club, Whitaker then pre
sented the Bell and Gavel, a gift
from the Mt. Olive club to the
Calypso club, which was accepted
by Robert Farrior.
TV -t f!ovc.T.cr L. K. Day of
Koiky Mount was then introduced
by deputy-district governor Sidney
Gordon of Goldsboro who present
ed the charter to the club. President
N. A. Sloan made the acceptance
Prizes were given to many pres
ent and the meeting adjourned.
The success of the organization
of the Calypso club goes mainly to
Patrolman Earl Whitaker of War
saw, president of the Mt. Olive club.
Whitaker started out to make it
the largest newly organized club in
the state and through sheer deter
mination he came through in a big
Ready For Concert
materials for teachers and written
a booklet, Symphony Stories for
This year the main work to be
played will be the Biset Symphony
In C. The orchestra will play ex
cerpts from all four movements for
the children. Other numbers on the
program will Include Victor Her
bert's "March of the Toys". "The
Sleigh Ride" by Andrews, and Per
cy Grainger's "Country Gardens."
The children will have an op
portunity to sing a hymn with the
Orchestra and students whose birth
days occur on the date of the con
cert will participate in a musical
These admission-free concerts
are made possible by memberships
in the North Carolina Symphony
and the state support cf the Orches
tra. When the Little Symphony of
23 musicians plays in Rose Hill
there will also be an adult concert
in the Rose.. Hill Theater at 8:30
P. M. These concerts are made pos
sible through the Initiative of and
sponsorship by the Rose Hill Music
Club, of which Miss Estelle Fus-
ell is president
Three directors are to be elected;
one to fill the unexpired term of
John ; Bakon, Burgaw, deceased.
E. W. Falret is now serving until
election. The term of O. L. Hol
land, Kenansville, and R, M. Left
ler, Willard, have expired.
Coastal Breeder was organised
18 months ago for the purpose of
Improving future, dairy cattle in
the " through the use of art'l-
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Gov. Scott's Cigar
The Model Theatre, incoopera
tion with the Beulaville Civics
Club, staged an old fashioned1
"Country Store Auction" in the
current drive for the March of
Dimes. Forty-two local merchant"
donated gifts to be auctioned off to
the highest bidder. Having the mer
chandise displayed a week in ad
vance grought a good crowd out
and all items 'brought more ihan
retail value .
Highlights of the evening was the
spirited bidding on a cigar and c
plug of chewing tobacco given for
the occasion by Governor W. Kerr
Scott and a necktie from U. S.
Senator Clyde R. Hoey, the tie be
ing bid in by Bob Demurest who
got bidding experience in Wallace
buyiiig blind mules) and the cigar
and cut plug going to Murphy M.
Proceeds from the auction were
one hundred sixty five dollars and
thirty-five cents ($165.35) another
forty-four dollars and fourteen
cents ($44.14) brought from aud
ience collection during the week
brought the total to two hundred
nine dollars and forty-nine cenu !
($209.49) passing the two hundred !
dollars which had been set as a
Proceeds from coin collectors
and other activities have yet to be
The auctioneer was Bud Miller,
representing the Civics Club, as
sisted by James Milter, and Bi'b
More To Auditorium
Supt. O. P. Johnson received two
checks totaling v $2,000 over
'.he week end to be applied on the
ICenan Memorial Auditorium. The
fist check, for $1,000 was sent
by Wm. Rand Kenan, Jr. of New
York, received on Saturday. On
Sunday Mr. , Johnson received
nollier check for $1,000 from Mrs.
Graham Kenan of Wilmington, sis
ter to Wm. Rand. This brings to a
total $22,000.00 the Kenan family
has donated towards completion
of the building.
The last two checks made poss
ible resumption of work which was
stopped a few weeks ago when the
money ran out. Work was started
Monday on the north side seats.
The two thousand will nol complete
the seating section but will make
possible usable seats in time for
the basketball tournament. Another
one thousand dollars is necessary
to complete that side and Mr. John
son is hoping that amount will
show up so that it may be com
pleted without stopping.
The Duplin County Choir met in
the Kenansville Schol Auditorium
Friday night .January 27, at 7:30
The following communities were
represented: Teachey, Rose Hill,
Kenansville, B. F. Grady, Calypso
and Chinquapin. Around thirty-five
Mrs. Margaret Reynolds was elec
ted Community Chairman for Ke
nansville: Mrs. L. R. Lanier for
Rose Hill; Mrs. Bertha James for
Chinquapin; Mr. Edgar J. Wells for
The next county-wide meetlns
wil lbe held in the Kenansville
chool Auditorium on Februarv 24.
1950, at 7:30 P. M.. at which time
a report will be given by the Music
Selection Committee concerning
musical selections and programs to
be given by the choir.
We again urge all communities
In the county who were not reore-
sented to attend our next meeting
ana oecome a member of the choir.
Killed Jan. 24 thru Jan. 26 7
Injured same dates 65
Killed thru Jan. 26, 1950 57
Killed thru Jan. 26, 1949 51
Injured thru Jan. 28, 1950 728
Injured thru Jan. 26, 1949 493
Killed Jan. 27 thru 30 9
Injured same date 161
Killed thru Jan. 30, 1950 66
Killed same dates last year 57
Injured thru Jan. 30, 1950 889
Injured thru Jan. 30, 1949 620
About 00 more broilers and
fryer are moving to market now
than a year ago.' State College au
thorities urge homemakers to use
more poultry in their menues dur
ing the next few weeks.
Sold; Sen. Hoey's Tie
son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry West of
Warsaw and West Siding who will
open a new, modern self-service
grocery store in Kenansville about
March 1st. The name of the new
business will be "YORE STORE".
Young Mr. West has just completed
his college career at Wake Forest
College, having completed all hi
work at mid-term, on January 27th.
He will receive his diploma in B. S.
:n business science at the regular
commencement exercises in the
Mr .West is a graduate of Kenans
ville High School (1944). He attend
ed Mars Hill Junior College in the
summer of '44 going from there
into the Army where he served two
years. He was given an honorable
discharge with the rank of Infantry
Technician. Following his dis
charge from the Army he entered
Mr. West will open his new busi
ness in the store building formerly
occupied by the C. E. Qulnn Furni
ture Company. He and his father
have recently purchased the Dall
brothers store property here and
expect to erect a new modern brick
building on the site some time In
the future. See "YORE STORE" ad
on another page in this paper.
Negro Tonsil Clinic
Started In County
Last week the Duplin County
Health Department inaugurated the
Vegro Tonsil Clinic here. It will
jperatc for seyeral weeks in the
health department building on
Wednesdays, just as the white clin
ic has been doing. The white clinic
lias been suspended for the time
!ieing. Dr. Parker of Clinton is
doing the operating. Patients oper
ated on last week were:
Margaret Faison, Shirley Stag
ings, John McGowan, Ida Pitts,
Katie Dobson, Elijah Bryant, Bob
by Bryant, Evelyn Barden, James
Satchell, Lillian Hatcher, Gerald
ine McKiever, Charlie McKlever.
Martha Monk, Christine MacMillan
and Morris Murphy.
A Big Hog
J. F. Bryan of the Bryan-Pearsall
neighborhood recently butchered
one of Duplin's largest' hogs. The
hog weighed over 800 pounds. He
was so heavy he broke the lift t
the Warsaw Abbltoir. Bryan said
he cooked out over 200 pounds
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