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Sheriff Ralph J. Jones Announces For
;' Re-Election; Served Only One Term
- Sheriff Ralph J. Jones, serving
his first term as sheriff of Duplin
County, this week announced his
candidacy Jor reelection. In making
the formal announcement Sheriff
4 Jones expressed his appreciation to
'the various officers, churches, or
' ganizatlons and individuals who
have worked with bis office to
bring about better law enforce
ment In Duplin County. He pointed
' out several Improvements in the
sheriffs office including the secu-
ring of bloodhounds for this see
, tlon.
Sheriff Jones has arpopular set
of deputies and his office in general
; baa met with favorable reaction
from the public.
As all new office-holders, he was
bound to make some mistakes in
getting adjusted to the work, but
. he feels now that most kinks are
ironed out and he can boast of one
of the finest sheriffs departments
la North Carolina.
Mr. Jones not only thanks bis
; friends from all sections of the
' county who supported him in the
W election but asked us to es
pecially extend his thanks to the
hundreds of people in every part
of the county who voted against
l him before for one reason or an
: other who have dome to him and
pledged support in the 1050 elec
v. tlons. '-.. v
' He says he plans te continue the
inmmtn nf imnrovement in the
herlfr nj&fr,Mcf toTttnder.?
"ter service from daV to day to all
the people of DupUn County, re
gardless of whethef they vote for
him or not. Mr. Jones says "every
" person not only Is entitled to vote
for whom he pleases but should go
-' to the polls and cast that vote. Af-
ter the election is over, and for
that matter before the election as
I am now shearlff, I pledge my
loyal support to every citizen in
Duplin County for a continued go?
forward program in Detter law en
forcement, better progress arid bet
ter understanding among the good
folks of Duplin County. We are all
just one big family working to
' aether in an effort to improve
Strikes Duplin
, ley weather struck Duplin this
week with all its fury. After the
balmy spring-like weather we have
enjoyed most of the winter months
Sunday night sent 'the mercury
dropping to new low levels. Sun
day and Monday nights saw it hov
ering in the low tewenties and
throughout the day Monday and
Tuesday -it was holding down' be
low the fifties. ,
k' Farmers, fear that much fruit
may be damaged since nearly all
the pear trees were blooming pro
fusely. The ground frose Sunday
and Monday nights and it is feared
that tobacco plants may be dam-
aged. They are awaiting the thaw
out before estimating the damage.
There was no frost Monday morn
ing due to a heavy wind during the
night but Tuesday brought a heavy
-frost Warmer weather is promised
.for the latter part of the week.
(This writing is Tuesday morning).
Rose Hill Girl Yins
VMZ Contest
Miss Ann Herring, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. James Herring, Rose
Hill, RFD, was a prize-winner re
cently in a talent show broadcast
' over Radio Station WRRZ, Clinton.
Miss Herring, a pianist and stu
dent at Pineland College, played
a duet with Miss Nadine Britt, of
Salisbury. ,;'' (
, The program is a reuglar weekly
feature and is presented by the
Clinton Exchange Club. . .
The Warsaw Wood products Co.
is now "open for business. The new
, mnnfl?d by 'Chips'' Riggs,
. i i , ., y - v f'rpet at the
D. F. Sholar Dies
D. F. Sholar, 74, died at James
Walker Hospital in Wilmington on
Saturday morning. Funeral serv
ices were held Sunday afternoon at
3 O'clock at Sholar cemetery, Wall
ace Rt. 4. conducted by Rev. Ran
som Kennedy of Beulaville. Survi
ving are bis wife, Mrs., Sua .Sholar;
two sons, HerbeSt, A 'at Odell;
four brothers, George1 D Roscoe,
Lounza, and Kelly. , "
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Enthusiastic Audience Hears Governor
Scott At Pink Hill Ladies llight Meeting
Gov. Kerr Scott Friday night
continued his blasts against the
State Utilities Commission by urg
ing audience at Pink' Hill to "help
me build a fire under the commiss
ion" to secure telephone service
for rural homes. j
The State's chief executive also
charged that Farm Bureau leaders
are fighting the Brannan plan be
cause it will not help farmers whose
Income is above the $29,000 bracket.
The Governor was guest of honor
at the annual Ladies' Night ban
quet of the Pink Hill Farmers'
Club, served at 6 p.m. in the school
cafeteria. At 7 he addressed a near
capacity audience In the school au
ditorium. Bearing down upon the Utilities
Commission and private companies
for failure to provide telephones in
rural areas, Scott called on rural
folk to band together in sizeable
groups and apply .for telephones.
"I'm tired of having various utili
ties in the State telling us what
they will do. All the growth in. the
State has come from -the soil and
the people who develop it Let's
get in the position to tell them what
we want," he declared. , , ' v
Charity Youth
William Preston Bonhara, 21 kill
ed himself Saturday night about 0
o'clock at his home near Charity
Crossroads. Coroner C.: B. Sitter
son made an investigation and ruled
that an inquest was unnecessary.
Coroner Sltterson said that young
Bonham ate his supper with the
family and on retiring went into the
kitchen and shot himself in the
head with a single barrel shot gun,
killing himself Instantly, h ' ,
A note was found In his pocket
on which he bad written that he
dearly loved his parents. It stated
that he had been suffering and that
death was the only way out He said
his family knew nothing of his suf
fering. !':-,,::, ..: :J
He was home, for the weekend
from ECTC where he was an hon -
Thurs. Fri. kt. Dallsr Days In Warsaw
The Warsaw merchants - this
week will put on a town-wide Dol
lar Days event beginning Thursday
morning. The b'S selling event will
continuR v "i f ''. 1 '
to Basket Ball Tournament
Opsns Kenan Gym Wednesday Nite
The 1950 basketball tournament
for Duplin County will get under
way in Kenan Memorial Gymna
sium Wednesday evening of this
week at 6 o'clock. The schedule as
announced by the school princi
pals is as follows:
Girls: Thursday at 6 Calypso will
play Warsaw; Wednesday at 6 Fai
son vs Rose Hill; Winner Falson
Rose Hill game will play Beula
ville at 8 on Friday and winner of
this game will play winner of Calypso-
Warsaw game at 6 Saturday.
Wallace vs B. F. Grady Wednes
day at 8. Kenansville vs Chinqua
pin on Thursday at 8. Winner of
Wallace-Grady game will play Mag
nolia at 6 on Friday. Winner of this
game will play winner of Kenans-ville-Chinquapin
game on Saturday
at 8. Finals Monday at 7:30.
Boys: Wallace vs Rose Hill at i
on Thursday. Kenansville vs Beula
ville at 7, Wednesday. Winner to
play Faison Friday at 7. Winner of
this game plays winner of Wallace-
Rose Hill game on Saturday at 7
Magnolia vs Calypso Wednesday
at 9; winner plays B. F. Grady on
Friday at 9. Chinquapin vs Warsaw
on Thursday at 9 and winner plays
winner of Grady, Magnolia, Caiy
ntn srouo Saturday at 9. Finals
Monday at 8 JO.
Reserved tseats are still on sale
with the principals of -each, school.
Tickets Willie issued to players.
tickett Vor.ttnejal admission
Pay at the Awr. JSats ,n both'slUes
of the gymnasium have been com
pleted and it is expected that there
will be seats for all who wish to
attend. j,
"Whenever an organization has
a franchise to operate in a certain
area, it is not only their privilege
but their responsibility to give ser
vice to the people or get out and
let somebody else provide that ser
vice." "I wish these people would get
on the Job, stop giving the excuses
they've had so long, and give rural
people telephone service," the gov
ernor said. - .
Scott cautioned his audiences
against letting the companies build
telephone lines down the main
roads, taking the best customers
and letting the rest go.
No Need for Difference
. He also warned rural dwellers
not to let companies "skunk" them
by charging "zone"' or higher rates
for those who live some distance
from town. "There is no need for
any difference in price," he said.
Touching on the Brannan plan,
be charged that the Farm Bureau
is fighting the plan because its
leaders are against it because it
only provides for payments to far
mers who have an Income of less
than $23,000 annually.
Commits Suicide
or student. He was a senior and
would have graduated this spring.
Bonham was very active In church
work at home and at school He
Xaught school at Chinquapin a few
years ago. He .was unmarried. His
family said they could not think of
any reason to cause him to commit
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' Funeral services were held at the
Island Creek 'Baptist Church Mon
day afternoon, conducted by Rev.
N. E. Gresham, pastor, assisted by
Rev. A. D. Wood, pastor of the Wes-
lyan Methodist Church. Burial was
in Clay Hill cemetery nearby.
.He is survived by his parents Mr.
and Mrs J. Wilbur Bonham and a
brother, Jimmy W. Bonham of Bur-
l gaw.
merchants decided to repeat tne
snecial selling event this year on
a larger scale. Not only the de
partment stores but the grocery
stores, . hxr-Jware fend furniture
' t ? ; t r "'"'y pvrry line of
Duplin Farmers Hear Dean Schaub At
Luncheon Meeting In Kenansville
About 50 farmers, business men
and civic club representatives from
all over Duplin County gathered in
Kenansville Friday evening to hear
Dean I. O. Schaub, head of State
College Extension Division speak
on the prospects for farming inter
ests in this section. "Unless we have
another world war the prospects
for advancement of our present
cash crops are very dim," is the
picture he painted for those pres
ent. This meeting was a follow-up o:
a plan that was put in mct'r-n !a.;t
year under the leadership of Dup'.in
County Agent. L. F. Weeks. The
plan is to work out a system that
might have a tendency to bring
the farmer, business man and the
civic clubs into closer cooperation
in improving the living standards
of the farmer and thereby giving
him a better buying power that
will in turn help the business man.
After a dinner was served pro
vided by the Farm Bureau of Du
plin County, Mr. Weeks introdu
ced Mr. J. H. Dotsoir. Agriculture
teacher f B. F. Grady who pre
Wntpr1. n ch't shovunsyihe present
set-up of the agrici-.u.i al Mi-uclmc
pf Dupiin County f.ind in doing so
made suggestions that might im
prove present conditions. In a sec
ond chart he showed how the pres
ent set-up could be improved by
closer cooperation between the
farm family, business man. civic
group, farm organization and agri
cultural workers.
; Dr. Schaub was introduced by
Fred Stone of Slate College. He
divided his talk under two head
ings. First: Start from where we
are. Under the present farm pro
gram of depending on tobacco, cot
ton, corn and truck crops for most
of the farm income is not going to
be a satisfactory solution to the
present farm problem of decreas
ing prices. Foreign markets are
constantly working inroads into
our farm markets. It is true that
many foreign countries cannot
make enough of these farm commo
dities to supply their needs but
they do not have the money to buy
ours. The policy of our government
in sending billions to these coun
tries each year is the only thing
that is holding prices to the present
Second, farmers must have a de
sire to do better. If a farmer is sat
isfied with sitting on a creek bank
fishing for cat fish, it is useless to
make suggestions to him or try in
any way to help him. The State of
North Carolina offers a good op
portunity to livestock and dairying.
We can produce a 10-month pas
ture and In many instances 12
months of the year. Western states
in competing can produce, at most,
a satisfactory pasture only 7.
It is true th'at we may run into
controls In cattle and hogs in the
future but that will have to come
as it may. Dr. Schaub believes that
the opportunity along this ljne will
be the most satisfactory solution
We can devise for the Immediate
The results of the meeting and
the work so far on the program
wereglven unanimous approval by
those present. All those present
were appointed as a publicity com
mittee to go out and tell Others
about the work and if possible", sol
icit their help. ; s
The Warsaw Town Board last
week met with the Fire DeparW
ment in the Town Hall and purchas
ed i hew Oren Fire Truck. The
same make as the one destroyed
in the wreck but with later lm
provements. H will be mounted on
a Ford truck chassis purchased
from Sheffield Motor Co. The cost
of the truck complete, after allow
ing for credits on the old truck and
equipment Is $5,755.70. - : -
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FRIDAY, MARCH 3rd, 1950
Brock, above, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Harvey Brock of Rt 2,
Warsaw, is now nnderfoing
amphibious training at the na
val base, Little Creek, Va in
preparation for participation in
joint air-sea-ground maneuvers
called Portrex, to be held in
the Caribbean this month.
Duplin County Council Of Home
Demonstration Clubs To Meet Mar 2
Jesse Sullivan Dies
Of Heart Attack
Jesse Sullivan, 60, well known
resident of Duplin County, died at
his home Sunday night as a result
of a heart attack. He had not been
ill, as far as was known, preceding
his attack.
Funeral services were held Tues
day afternoon at 3 o'clock from
the home. Interment followed in
Wayne Memorial Cemetery near
Woodland Lake.
Surviving are his wife, the for-j
mer Miss Addie Herring; two sons,
James of Rt. 2, Mt. Olive and Cpl.
Arba C. Sullivan, stationed in Wash
ington, D. C; one daughter, Mrs.
Morris J. Barwick of the home com
munity; one brother, Ivey of Rt. 1,
Mt. Olive; four sisters, Mrs. Gulep
Taylor, Mrs. Llla Bell and Mrs. H.
C. Jones all of Rt. 1, Mt. Olive, and
Mrs. Macy Dall of Wilmington; and
12 grandchildren.
Mr. Sullivan had been a member
of the. Junior Order for several
James Rouse
Found Dead
In Field
Magnolia were held from the Meth
Funeral services for James Rouse
55, who died suddenly at the home
of his nephew, Joseph Rouse, near
odlst Church there at 2 p.m. Tues
day, conducted by Rev. M. K. Glo
ver, pastor. Burial was in tire Wells
cemetery near Magnolia. Surviving
is a son, Sgt. James M. Rouse, Ft
McClellan, Ala.; two sisters, Mrs.
Bascom-Hawes, Oceola, Ga., Mrs.
J. H. Newton, Amite, La.; a brother,
J. S. Rouse of Rose Hill. ,
The deceased was found dead in
a nearby field Saturday afternoon.
Coroner C. B. Sltterson ruled death
i natural causes.; ;; .
Bids Totaling $216,761 Approved For
Duplin School Plant Additions Last Week
Red Cross
Melvin G. Cording of Wallace,
who has been duly appointed as
manager for the 1950 Fund Cam
paign for the Duplin County Chap
ter, American Red Cross announ
ces the following unit directors and
their respective quotas:
Ben Sellars, Calypso. $400.: Lions
Club, Faison, $500; Morris Jordan,
Bowden, $143: M. V. Orr. Warsaw,
$750; C. D. Chestnutt. Magnolia.
$150: Womans Club, Rose Hill.
$625; Mrs. Charles Heam, Teachey.
$100; Roy Carter and Harry Kra
mer, Wallace, $900; Mrs. Bert
James, Chinquapin, $175; Mr. Bob
Demorest, Beulaville, $400; L. M.
Bostic, Potter's Hill, $65; Colon
Holland. Kenansville, $475; Rev. L.
C. Prater, B. F. Grady and Out
law's Bridge, $250.
The colored school principals in
each of the above districts are ask
ed to work with these groups and
appoint co-workers to canvass the
negro citizens in their district.
In order not to prolong the cam
paign and let it lag. the workers
are asked to try and get their re
ports in to Mr. Cording or to Mrs.
N. B. Boney, Executive Secretary
at Kenansville, by March 10th if
Last week we annouced Frank
Thomas In Warsaw had been ap
pointed a Notary Public. This was
an error. Frank was named a Just
ice of the Peace. We are glad to
make the correction.
Mrs. C. C. Ivey, Jr. for the
past year or so a clerk in the Clerk
of Court's office here has resigned
and moved to Raleigh with her
husband who is a student at State
College there.
The Duplin County Council of
Home Demonstration Clubs will
j meet in the Agricultural Building,
Kenansville, March z, at z:ju p. m.
The Council is made up of the
officers of each of the 27 Clubs and
County Project Leaders. This is the
body which takes up the business
of the county organization. There
are several important things to be
brought up at this meeting so each
club is urged to have their mem
bers present. Officers are: Presi
dent, Mrs. David Williams, Rose
Hill; Vice President, Mrs. Lehman
Williams, Pink Hill; Secretary, Mrs.
J. B. Torrans, Warsaw; Treasurer,
Mrs. James King, Mt. Olive.
Mrs. Whitfield Dies
Mrs. Bland Whitfield, 38, of the
Summerlln Crossroads section died
at 1 a.m. Friday in Wayne Memorial
Hospital, Goldsboro following an
illness of three months. Surviving
her are her husband, B. E. Whit
field; one daughter, Edna Earle of
the home; the parents Mr. and Mrs.
Cleveland Outlaw of the home com
munity; four brothers, Marable
Outlaw of Rocky Mount, Ervin,
Clifford and Cecil all of the home
community; five sisters, Mrs. Frank
Grady of Mt. Olive Rt. 1, Mrs. Earl
Banks of Kenansville, Mrs. Herman
Waters of the home community,
Mrs. Earl Herring of Newport News
Va. and Adell Outlaw of the home
community. Funeral services were
held at the home of the parents at
3 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. W.
C. Wilson, pastor of the Mt. Olive
Methodist Church in charge. Burial
was in the Whitfield cemetery five
miles from home. She was a mem
ber of Bethel Methodist Church.
County Fire Warden Ralph Mil
ler asks all Dupllnttea to listen to
WRRZ each Saturday 0 to 9:15 a.m.
to 19 minutes of music, Information
and fun. The program Is sponsored
by the State and U .3. Forest Ser
vice. Featuring the program Is Jel
ly Elliott and his 3 Knothesds.
No. 9
Bids totaling $216,761 for five
Duplin county school projects were
approved Thursday by the Duplin
Board of Education. The bids were
forwarded to the State Board of
Education for final and official
approval. The bids were asked as
part of North Carolina's fifty mil
lion dollar school bond program.
They represent the first work for
this county.
A total of fourteen general con
tractors submitted bids.
Projects approved by the board
and successful bidders are as fol
lows: Chinquapin - Eight room addition
to the present 16-room building,
$46,725: J. L. Coe Construction Co.,
Charlotte, general contractor; B &
W Electric Co., Fayetteville. wiring;
Ideal Plumbing Co, Wilmington,
B. F. Grady - Sx class rooms
and a cafeteria. $50,078; Southeast
Construction Co., Charlotte, gencr
il contractor; B & W Electric Co,
wiring: Goodyear Plumbing Co, Wil
mington, heating.
Warsaw colored school - Eight
classrooms and an auditorium, $83,
531; E. F. Taylor, Goldsboro, gen
eral contractor; Roseboro Elecric
Co., wiring; Goodyear Plumbing Co.
Wilmington, heating.
Rose Hill - New cafeteria, $14,
567; E. F. Taylor, general contrac
tor; H. C. Cook Co., wiring; Ideal
Plumbing Co. heating.
The Goodyear Plumbing Co. was
awarded plumbing contract for all
projects. Leslie N. Boney of Wil
mington is the architect.
Mr. Johnson stated that the board
of education was not able to award
contracts for the new regro High
school at Charity, the elementary
school at Faison and the completion
of the school at Branch because
the State Board of Education had
requested a revision of plans for
these schools. It is expected these
contracts will be awarded in March.
Supt. Johnson said that he was
well pleased with the bids and that
all of them came within the budget
ed funds. R. M. Carr of Wallace is
chairman of the county board of
education. Other members are A. P.
Cates of Faison and Chesley Will
iams of Beulaville.
Camp Lejeune High School won
the district elimination basketball
contest here last week when it de
feated Magnolia boys in the finals
56 to 28. Magnolia defeated New
port 38 to 29 and Lejeune defeated
Southport in the smi-finals 52 to 28.
Lejeune will now play Massey Hill
next week at Roseboro and the
winner there will go into the State
tourney at Durham.
The Kenansville boys basketball
team won its 6th game out of the
last 7 starts Monday night here
when they defeated Chinquapin 36
to 25. The Chinquapin girls defeat
ed the Kenansville girls 37 to 21.
A total of 24 students at Pine
land College and Edwards Military
Institute made the Dean's List for
the first semester's work, it was re
vealed this week by the president,
W. J. Blanchard. In order to be
eligible for the Dean's List a stu
dent must achieve an academic ave
rage of 90 or above in all studies.
Among those in the list are Miss
Ann Herring, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. James A. Herring of Rose Hill,
RFD, and Miss Ann Johnson, dau
ghter of Mr. Clayton Johnson of
Recently, I hired a young colored
girl in spite of the reports that she
was dishonest and could not resist
taking things that caught her fancy.
A month passed and she proved to
be very smart, and I found nothing
missing. As I proceeded to pay her.
, I tipped her a dollar and explained
that I was doing this because she
had been so smart and honest. (I
emphasized Honest). She grinned
as she replied, "Lord's takes. Miss
Sara, don't you. worry none 'bout
me. All your things are so drab and-,
unstylish-like, and 'sides, notbtn'
I tries on, fits", -
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