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; VOLUME NUMBER EIGHTEEN
t!:gnolia Boys; Beulaville Girls
The Duplin County High Schools
Closed their most successful basket
, hall tourney in history here Monday
night when the' Beulaville girls and
Magnolia boys walked away with
their respective championships be
fore a crowd of about 1500 people.
Total attendance throughout the
tournament which ran from Wed
nesday night through Monday night
ias estimated at about 0,000. The
new Kenan Gymnasium proved to
be all that was expected of it ex
cept for the heat The cold weather
was a little tough on some but most
spectators survived O.K. Temporary
heaters were put on the stage and
helped some In killing off the chill.
t U hoped that when another seas
v on rolls around the heating system
Will be installed.
' ," Games and the scores per night
(i fttt as follows: -
MagatUa 49, Calypso 29
Ben Game :
High scores: Magnolia, Baker 14.
Carr 11; Calypso: Flowers 10.
- BEULAVILLE 33, KENANS
' ' Boys Game
KenansvUle 4 3 10 11 432
Beulaville 9 5 0 5 533
High scorers for KenansvUle:
Bobby Ingram 13, Wendel Alphin,
11. ' High scorers for Beulaville:
Eddie Griffin 11, Murphy Thigpen
11. ;-.:-- , "
Best defensive players for Ke
Bansiae:Bobby Ingram. Billy
' Summerlin. Best defensive players
- for BWttrJBe? AM MRS. Pete
I UTeston.. t
J- , f : ' 1
aiseav M. etoee Hfll 19
GlrIe.Game . v..
'. High scorers: Rose Hill, Scott 8,
Wilson 7; Falson, Sutton 12, Faison
6. : '
Wellaee IS. B. F. Grady 22
1 High scorers: Wallace, Croom 19,
8. F. Grady. Waters, 10.
' MagaeUa L B. F. Grady 17
High scorers: ' Grady, Wells 9;
-Magnolia, Baker 11, Carr 8.
3 WALLACE 49. ROSE HILL 42
' i t . Boys Game , .
Rom Hill .. .........10 : 6 10 10-42
Wallace .....17 12 19 1049
)."' High scorers for Rose Hill: Geo.
Dixon. 10: Ben Murray, 8. Hlgh4
; scorers for Wallace: Archie Faires,
' 13; Monk Brown 10..
i Beet defensive players for Rose
f Hill: Rifton Cavanaugh, Ben Mur-
ray. Best defensive players for
Wallace: James Faires, Pete Tea
, chey. T. iZ':
, CHINQUAPIN 49. KENANSVILLE
' , Girls Game
, KeiunsvUle ..... ...... 4 9 5 927
i Chinquapin ..U....10 15 9 6-40
High scorers for KenansvUle:
' Katie Quinn 12, Betty Whitfield 8.
;' High scorers for Chinquapin: Fu-
jrelle 16. Sholar 13.
ft Best deefnslve players for Ke-.
; nansvllle: Mary Southerland, TJiel
jna Hall. Best deefnsive players
, orJhlnquapin: Sholar, Lanier.
' CALIPSOJ9. WARSAW 27
- Girls Game -
' High scorers for Warsaw: West
i "14; Carr 10. High scorers for Ca-
s-Jypso: Guy IB, uruoos i
i - Best defensive players for War
i law: Steed, Blackburn. Best de
; fentive players for Calypso: Korne-
fay, Roberts. ' !;lv.'f-?;!;:
. . " . j. ..... .
: Saturday night '
i . MAGNOLIA 45. CHINQUAPIN 10
. s ;;-.' - Boys Game -
.? Chinquapin t 5 0 3-10
Magnolia . 7 9 14 15 45
, . High , scorer for Chinquapin:
' Batcbelor 3. Hign scorers r
: holla: O. Herring 16, Wade Gaylor
j- Best defensive players for Chin-
lace. Best defensive players for
Msgnolli: DaUas Jones, O. Herring
I BEULAVILLE SI, WALLACE 26
I - Boys Game
Wallace 4r94 26
Eeulavllle .......;...-... 7 ;7 1131
- High scorers for Wallace: Archie
.' 13, Jimmy Herring,' 11. High
i f -r r"'wllle: 'Murphy
, , . - n 10.
Robert M. Carr
J. A. Powers
In House Race
Robert M. Carr and James Alder
man Powers of Wallace both threw
their hats Into the political ring
this week when they announced
against each other for representa
tives in the next General Assem
bly. The seat is now held by Louis
Outlaw of Albertson Township.
Mr. Carr and Mr. Powers are
both well known in Duplin. Carr
has served as a member of the
Board of Education for the past
15 to 20 years and has been chair
man of that body for about ten
years. He has played a big hand
in the school building program in
this county. During his tenure
Duplin has seen the largest school
growth and expansion in its his
tory. Mr. Carr is a native of the
Wallace section and his wife hails
frijm Smith Township. He is agent
for Gulf Oil Products in Wallace.
Mr. Powers served this judicial
district as solicitor for many years,
during which time he was a resi
dent of Kinston. After being de
feated by Judge Henry Stevens of
Warsaw for Judge of Superior
Court he moved to Wallace and re
sumed his practice of law. Mr.
Powers is a native of the Wallace
section. .. '.
i i i i i f . n-it,-
With the filing date drawing
closer by politics In Duplin begins
to warm up. To date the Times
has received announcements from
seven candidates with new names
expected to be joining the list al
most daily now.
First to lead off the announce
ments was J. R. (Bob) Grady for
the Senate. Next on order came
Sheriff Jones, candidate to suc
ceed himself. Jones is opposed by
Gurman Powell. In the House of
Representatives race Robert Carr
and James Alderman Powers of
Wallace have thrown their hats
into the ring.
C- B. Sltterson of KenansvUle
is the only candidate for Coroner
and A. P. Cates of Faison has an
nounced for County Commission
er. Word comes from Wallace that
incumbent Albert Hall, chairman
of the Board of County Commiss
ioners will run again from thhe
Wallace Commissioner district.
Congressman Graham A. Bar
den has filed with the State Board
of Elections to succeed himself in
Several other prospective can
didates for various offices are be
ing discussed and announcements
will come forth most any day.
Miss Mary Beery, field represen
tative of the Wilmington office of
the Social Security Administration,
spoke to the Lions Club .Friday
night. The topic of her address was
to acquaint the club members with
the inside workings and complicat
ed set-up of the Social ; Security
"Utery often,"i she stated, "peo
ple lose money because they do not
know when they are entitled to so
cial security payments. It will pay
every person who has worked un
der Social Security to find out how
much money will be due him at the
age of 65 or his widow and children
if he should die before reaching
that age. Failing to file when you
should will cost you money."
. The Social Security Board is mak
ing it a policy at the present time
of encouraging civic organizations
and other groups to have a field
representative meet with them and
explain social security to them.
The Lions were asked to endorse
a petition circulated by the wom
en's clubs Of town pertaining to the
clean-up project that they have
started. - Many of jhe Lions signed
the petition.. , ? ;
Most of the members present
votp 1 to accept an invi!!on to
Duplin Story Meet
President O. P, Johnson of the
Duplin Historical Association has
called a meeting of all persons in
terested in the 1950 production of
The Duplin Story to be held in
the Courthouse here Saturday
night at 7:30. Mr. Johnson espec
ially urges all members of the
cast who possibly can to attend.
It is expected that the date of the
production and other detailed mat
ters will be ironed out. Come on
out 4o the meeting and fhen at
tend the square dance at the Kenan
National 4-H Week
North Carolina's more than 122,
000 4-H Club members are pausing
this week to review their accomp
lishments during 1949 and to put
forth their best efforts to further
the 1950 theme of "Better Living
for a Better World."
The occasion is National 4-H
Club Week, which is being obser
ved March 4-12 by approximately
1,500,000 members located in every
county in the United States, Alaska,
Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
Tar Heel youth reached a new
high in .4949, showing an Increase
of more than 7,000 members. In
addition, North Carolina boys and
girls received more national recog
nition than in any other year on
record, with 10 mambere being ad
judged national prollgr wjnners.
The national week provWes 4-H
members a special 'occasion for
checking on their own efforts to
date in carrying out the programs
they have started, and gives them
an opportunity to "encourage other
young people who may be eligible
for membership to join the 4-H
L. K. Hamilton Dies
Funeral services for LeRoy K.
Hamilton, 48, who died Sunday,
Feb. 26 in the VA Hospital at Fav
ettevlllek were held Tuesday at
2 p.m. from Jernigans Funeral
Home in Fayetteville by Dr. B. F.
Huske, assisted by Chaplain C. R.
Jenkins. Burial was in Oak Plain
Presbyterian Church Cemetery in
Duplin with . graveside services 2 colored men. Three of these were
conducted by his pastor, Rev. F. I recheck examinations. Fifteen pa
M. Bain of Rose Hill. Music was (Tents were referred to their phy-
furnlshed by the Trinity Baptist
Church Choir of Fayetteville.
He was born in Dillon, S. C, a
son of Mrs. W. H. Hamilton and
the late Mr. Hamilton and a veter
an of World War I. For 20 years
he had been a resident of Cumber
land County and the past 14 years
was employed as a Sanitarian by
the Cumberland County Health De
partment. He is survived by his wife, the for
med Mary Byrd of Rose Hill and
Fayetteville; his mother, two sis
ters, Mrs. Tom Summerlin and
Mrs. W. H. Norton of Dillon, S. C.
three brothers, Wade, and Robert
of Dillon and.R. C. Hamilton of
Crossno To Preach
' Rev. R. L. Crossno, pastor of the
Warsaw Methodist Church, is to be
guest preacher at a revival at the
Woodland Methodist Church In the
B. F'. Grady community! beginning
Sunday, March 19, through Satur
day, March 25, apcordlng to an an
nouncement by Rev. Thomas M.
Horner of Pink Hill, pastor of
Woodland Church. ; s:
, Mr. Horner will open the meet
Ing on Sunday," March 19V which is
the regular third Sunday evening
service. Mr.Crossno will speak
Monday through Saturday nights.
Mr. Crossno, a popular preacher of
Duplin County, has been at the
Warsaw Methodist Church for two
years. He has been a member of
the North Carolina Methodist Con
ference since 1936. ' : ''
. The public is cordially invited' to
" rn r; p--nf"!, which will be
; .-'. 7 :' ).
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
BEULAVILE GIRL CHAMPIONS
Reading left to right - Eleanor Kennedy, Jessna Simpson
Kate Boggs, EElsie Hall, Glenda Edwards, Janice Bostic; Back
row - left to right: Theresa Miller, Sue Lanier, Coach Bill Thigpen,
Edna Albertson, Minnie Simpson, and Tynia Thigpen.
(Photo by Daniel W. Lanier, Beulaville, N. C.)
MAGNOLIA BOY CHAMPIONS
Magnolia Champions: Reading from le'ft to right, sitting, Jones,
Herring, Baker, Carr, and Gaylor; Standing, Pope, Coach Pickett,
Brown, and Chestnutt.
(Photo by Daniel W. Lanier, Beulaville, N. C.)
34 Persons At
On March 2, the Lenoir County
Cancer Clinic held its weekly clin
ic. K.Thlrty-f our persons appeared
for'examination, 19 white women,
i 6 white men, 7 colored women and
slcians for medical attention.
Persons attending came from
Dover, New Bern, Faison, Turkey,
KenansvUle, Seven Springs, Ayden,
LaGrange, Grifton, Englehard, Ben
son, Vanceboro, Winterville, Green
ville, Goldsboro and Kinston.
The Clinic is held every Thurs
day In the Lenoiri County Health
Department. Registration 10:45 to
11:45. Examination", are free to all
aged 35 or over apd anyone with
cancer symptom, j
Persons living putside Kinston
should write for appointment. Ad
dress Cancer Center Clerk, P. O.
Box 49, Kinston, N. C, and indi
cate two dates on which you could
come for examination.
April Jury List
The following named persons
were drawn to serve as jurors -Duplin
Superior Court (Civil) -April
Aldlne Whitfield, E. J. Bland,
Perry Hall, Johnnie W. Stallings,
James Brock, Norman Tillman, J.
B. Thomas, T. W. Moore, John D.
Home, John Bradley, Herman W.
Hugglns, Dobson Dail, W. C. Wors
ley, Roscoe Potter A E. C. Mathews,
J. B. Bachelor, James E. Whitfield,
Thurman E. Harper, Arthur Ap
ple, L. F. Thomas, C. J Brinson,
Leon " A. Outlaw, jAbram, ' Atwood
Johnson, D. W. Raynor, Alonza
Dail, Quincy Pickett, Nash John
sen, W. J. Thomai,- R D. Penny,
Arthur Sullivan, Carmer Caven
augh, S. W. Marrlrfcr, H. S, Prown,
Lunipr T'Her, Geo., W. Lanier. J.
' !, Jr., and, Carlton E.
FRIDAY, MARCH 10th 1950
Ralph Carlton, Jr.
The entire community of Wall
ace was saddened last Saturday
morning when it learned of the
untimely and unexpected death of
one of its popular members of the
Ralph Carlton, Jr., oldest son
of Mr. and Mrs .Ralph Carlton
died in an ambulance enroute to
a Wilmington hospital Friday night
at 11:30. Young Carlton had under
gone an operation for the removal
of his tonsils in Wallace during
the day. Following the operation
he began hemorrhaging. As a pre
cautionary measure, it was re
ported, the doctor decided to send
him to the hospital. He reportedly
suffered a heart attack before ar
riving in Wilmington.
Funeral services were held from
the Wallace Presbyterian Church
Saturday afternoon ; at 3 o'clock.
Interment was in Rockfish Ceme
tery. He is survived by his parents,
Ralph Carlton Sr., formerly of aWr
saw, and Mrs. Addie Carr Carlton
of Rockfish and two brothers,
Harry and Wray. They formerly
lived in KenansvUle where Mr.
Carlton was principal of the
Rep. Graham A. Barden of New
twn .aid formallv Mondav he
would be a candidate! for renoml-
nation and reelection to the House
for a ninth term. ;
Barden said he was' sending his
filing fee and official notice of
candidacy to the State Board of
Elections by mall.
The lawmaker, who is the rank
ing member of the House educa
tion and labor committee, made
no statement other than his bare
announcement, indicating he
would run on his record.
About 6 million cords of fuel
wood are used each year in North
To Christen Kenan Auditorium Dance
Floor Here In Proper Fashion
Howard D. Privette,, 46. Rocky
Mount businessman, met his death
in an automobile accident early
Wednesday morning of last week
on U. S. 117 in Bowden.
The accident occurred shortly be
fore 7 o'clock and a jury impaneled
by Duplin County Coroner C. P..
Sitterson decided that the accident
was unavoidable, thus freeing of
blame Privette's Negro driver, Er
nest M. Knight, 38, of Rocky
Mount who was reported only
slightly injured in the accident.
State Highway Patrolman E. W.
Whitaker and Joe'Coker said the
car was traveling south on the
highway en route to Carolina Beach
where Privette also had business
interests, when it skidded on a
curve and overturned. Knight told
patrolmen he was driving 45 to 50
miles an hour at the time. The Ne
gro was highly commended by the
patrolmen who said he declined
hospital treatment and stayed at
Coroner C .B. Sitterson of Ke
nansvUle announced his candidacy
to succeed himself as Coroner for
Duplin. Mr. Sitterson has served in
thig capacity for only one term. It
is expected that he will have no
opposition. He also serves as Jus
tice of the Peace in KenansvUle.
Injured In Wallace
Guy Rivenbark, three-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Cam Riven
bark of WaUace died Friday night
in James Walker Hospital. Wil
mington, from injuries sustained
when he was struck by a truck on
the street of Wallace Friday after
noon. According to Assistant Police
Chief W. H. Hocutt, who witnessed
the accident, the child walked in
front of a truck driven by a Kin
ston man. The officer said the ac
cident was "unavodiable". He ad
ded that the truck passed over the
youth's abdominal section.
Enters Race For
Gurman Patterson Powell of Ke
nansvUle this week announced his
candidacy for Sheriff of Duplin
County. Mr. Powell is the first,
and so far only, candidate to for
mally announce. Mr. Powell is a
native of Duplin, born in Smith
Township 53 years ago. He lived
in Beulaville until ten years of
age then moved to Glisson. In 19
23 he moved to KenansvUle and
became a deputy sheriff under
Sheriff David Williamson. He ser
ved in that capacity 22 years. He
is married to the former Alice
Dail. He Is a veteran or worm
War I, a Mason, a member of the
and a . lifelong
FOR WHITE CHILDREN
March 13 - Chinquapin- 9 a.m.i
March 1 -" Beulaville,"9 a.m.;
March 17 Outlaw's Bridge 9 ajn.
Potter's Hill, 11 a.m.; March 20
Wallace, 9 a.m.: March 23 - Rose
Hjll, 9 a.m.; March 24 -! Warsaw,
9 a.m.; March 27 KenansvUle,
9 a.m.; March 30 - Faison, 9 a.m.;
March 31 Calypso, 9 a.m.
The. new Kenan Auditorium
dance floor will be christened, and
properly done, Saturday night
when square dancers from every
corner of Duplin will swing onto
the floor doing the Virginia Reel,
old time waltzes intermixed with
the reviving of the Charleston. Le
Williams will call the figures, prob
ably aided by John Ivey Smith
and James Ward, if they can be
gotten hold of. Music wijl be fur
nished by the Leary Boys and their
The dance is being sponsored by
the Senior Class of the local school
and profits will go towards finan
cing a trip for them to Washington
I Everylhing is in order and a
large crowd is expected Not only
' will this be the christening of the
Auditorium but will be the 1950
debut of dance schedule in Keans-
i ville. It is hoped that dates for
staging the 1950 edition of The
Duplin Story will be announced,
and. as per last year, preliminaries
to the pageant will be a series of
dances in the old county seat.
Many interesting stunts will be
pulled oil that night. Folks are
looking forward with much inter
est to seeing Kaison Smith and his
dancing wife swing the light fan
tastic. James and Horace Ward and
their sattelites from over Rose Hill
way are expected to be present and
The Duplin Story Square Dancers
will be there to begin limbering up
for the pageant. Maybe Mrs. Aud
rey Butler will bring along a group
of her dance, punili-for a i'w spec
ials. So, Con- o! out folks and let's
have a good time.
A. P. Cates
Enters Race For
Addis P. Cates, for the past ten
or 12 years member of the Duplin
County Board of Education, this
week announced his candidacy for
member of the Board of Commiss
ioners to represent the district
comprising Warsaw and Faison
Townships. Mr. Cates is seeking
the post now held by George Ben
nett. A recognized successful busi
ness man Mr. Cates has shown a
keen interest in the schools of the
county and has played a large hand
in recent school progress and ex
pansion. Since being named to the
Board of Education he has never
had an opponent.
Grady PTA Meets
f The B. F. Grady P.T.A. will hold
its regular monthly meeting on
Monday night, March 13, at 7:00 In
the school auditorium. Mrs. Har
old Kornegay is planning the P.T.A.
All parents and faculty are urged
EVERY DAY LIFE
By: Mrs. Howard Joiner
A friend of mine, had gone out
of town to see a lawyer. He called
; first on an old acquaintance to ask
; his advice about whom to call on.
His friend, who arored pranks
above everything, suggested a law
yer and told him that he was one
of the best but for one defect, and
this was that the lawyer was almost
totally deaf. After his friend had
departed, he called his lawyer
friend and told him that he was
sending him a good client but ex- .
plained that the one that he was
sending was tops with one excep
tion and this was that he was deaf
as a door post, and to yell very -loudly
so that he wouldn't be em- -harassed
by failing to heaj hlm. As
the client arrived tef,'JQ. :
office, he was ushere5,rf. ; Sttfi-'i
lately. Each yelled theilf , V
so loudly that the, Secretal ' J
greatly puzzled that shedpniier''
the doorand said, "Hey, gentlemen,
are you deaf?" The lawyer dia
creetly whispered, "No. but my -client
is." The , client, grinning
sheepishly, sald'But he said you ' -were
deaf. As 'the reality of the
prank dawned on .them, they both
laughed so loudly that It was deaf
ening. ' i K