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VOLUME NUMBER EIGHTEEN
Tfcrco More Candidates Announce For
Oi'ficcs; One Announces Withdrawal
latest developments in the poll-
' Ucal races in Duplin teem to add
more spice- to the flavor. It might
have been thought st one time that
, this would, be a quiet election but
.?ew developments bring on new
vjllfe and new life always brings
new action. - '
This week one more has entered
' ihe race for sheriff. George w,
iBuck) Bradshaw of near Rose Hill
' tossed his hat into the ring. This
0-, t uiiu& w m- ww wi uu uicii ill
the race, the incumbent, Sheriff
Ralph Jones, Gurman Powell and
Lewis Outlaw enters the race
for State Senate against editor J.
B. Grady. This brings the total to
In ' the County Commissioner's
; race George Bennett from Warsaw
announces he will not seek re-elee-
; tlon. This leaves only one so far in
the Warsaw-Falson-Calypso district,
' . Addis Cates. Preston Wells, incum
bent from Wolfscrape, Smith, Gils
son and. Albertson announces for
' re-election and LeRoy G. Simmons
: :J of Albertson also announces for the
Albert ..Ball of Wallace, Dallas
Jones of Magnolia, and Ar
- tour Kennedy of Beulaville so far
. -have no opposition. But of these
.'three only one has announced and
,'"he is Albert Hall of Wallace.
i i C. St. Sitterson remains without
. opposition for the Coroner's post,
No other announcements have been
.t forthcoming as yet.
t " All residents qfDuplin county
. " , will have an opportunity to get
- Mutual Benefit nospnai snjrgicai,
medical and maternity protection
' during"1 the ' special community-
wide enrollment from Monday,
March 20th through Monday, March
' '27th. ,
$ ; This concentrated campaign to
, enroll the people of Duplin Coun
ty in a special hospitalization and
. v -pre-paid medical plan is sponsored
by Mutual Benefit Health and Acci-
dent Association ("Mutual of Oma
Vha", world's r largest exclusive
' health and accident organization).
,. - A number of enrollment officials
- ' will be in Duplin County anjj, con
tact families and individuals,
t ' 4 All of the enrollment officers
,) " It licensed by the North Carolina
Insurance Department and are op
' crating directly out of the State
V Office of the Association In Wlns
i siton-Salem, -North Carolina. '
- 01 nit Special Community plan Is
"considered an outstanding volun-
tary -health plan and the Duplin
a County Medical Society has made
a statement which appears in the
full page ad contained In The Du
plin Times that they are in favor
, 'of voluntary plans. Enrollment in
. 4 other counties have been very suc
- cessful. '!-:.'
Every citizen In Duplin County
Is eligible to apply for fhese bene
: fits which are good in any recog
' hired hospital In the United States,
j In the past, most hospital and pre-
J paid medical group insurance has
only been available to industrial
; groups, but this plan will include
j. the merchant, the fanner and any
other group of citizens who wish
t to participate and will materially
r help Individuals spread the cost of
- - hospital and medical expense care
In small, periodic payments and
will thus safeguard the Individual
.against unforseen . hospital and
. ; medical expense.
iln CCwii '
,t A group of interested firemen
met this week with F. W. McOowen
in Warsaw to discuss plans for a
county fire department Those at
.he meeting were C A. Precythi
and P. G. Adams of Faison, Bill
Rose and Graham Pope of Wallace
and James Miller of Warsaw. It
was decided that a aeries of meet
ings will be held throughout the
county to educate the public on the
ppd and plans for such an orga
ntlon. , Announcement of dates
1 places for the meetings will be
i later. '.. :; ...r''-'..'
' "i corn are
FUNERAL SUNDAY -
' Funeral services - for Reuben
Tyndall, 37, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Anthony Tyndall of Pink Hill, will
be held at the graveside in the
Tyndall Cemetery Sunday after
noon at 3 p.m. The Willard Smith
Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars,
will render full military honors snd
Rev. N. P. Farrior of Pink Hill,
chaplain and Presbyterian minister,
will conduct the service. Tyndall
died as the result of a heart attack
while serving in the Army in Japan
on February 19th. The body arri
ved in Klnston Tuesday .
RED CROSS REPORT .
Mrs. Norwood Boney announces
the first official returns in the 19
50 Red Cross drive in Duplin. B.
F. Grady and Outlaw's Bridge and
KenansviUe were the first to re
port. Grady-Outlaw's Bridge re
port a total collection of $158.96.
Drive chairmen there are Rev.
Prater for the whites and Prof.
Ernest Ware of Branch school for
the colored. The whites reported
$71.00 and colored $87.96.
KenansviUe reports a total of
'$103.04. Colon Holland is drive
chairman for the whites and Robert
Merritt for the colored. The whites
reported $58.84 and the colored
LIONS CHARTER NIGHT
Charter night for the Beulaville
Lions Club, originally slated for
March 31st, has been changed to
April 12th, Bud Miller,, president
of the club has announced.
- AiiBrnv I. Cavenaueh of Warsaw
baa. been appointed thy- Governor
Scott among fourteen eastern North
Carolina men to represent the'
state at the annual convention of
the National Rivers and Harbors
congress in Washington March 24
and 25. i.
Thn home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Strickland, of near Dunn was burn
ed last week. Reports say it was
nearly a total loss.' Mr. and Mrs.
Strickland and family had retired.
Thn fire was heard UDStairs. On
running up Mr. Strickland found
the upper floor in flames. He awoKe
his son and daughter and a maid
who escaped just in time! Most of,
the household furniture waa de
stroyed, it was said. The fire was
thought to Have caught from a flue
in the attic. They formerly lived
in Warsaw ....
Kenansville's newest store,
YORE STORE, opened last week
end and say they enjoyed a nice
opening business. Henry West, Jr.
and ha brother Joe west are pro
prietor?. They carry a complete
tndr of heavy and fancy groceries
and a small line of hardware and
notions. They operate a self-service
M. B. Holt states that funds are
still to be received towards the con
struction of a community building
at Holt's Store. So far about $200
has been raised and $500 pledged.
A MERRY CHASE '
Deoutv Sheriff Perry Smith gave
bootlegger Johnnie Parker of
Sampson County a merry chase
through parts of Sampson and Du
nlin last Saturday morning. Deputy
Murray- Byrd of Faison assisted
Smith in the chase. They chased
Parker from about the Duplin-
Sampson line to the nortnern ena
of Dunlin and back south on the
old Bowden-Calypso road , until
Parker wrecked his car. They said
he was driving about 80 miles per
DEAD MAN CURVE
"Dead Man Curve" in Bowden,
as it has been labeled since the
death of a Rocky Mount man two
weeks ago, took another innocent
victim Saturday when a . car driv
ing north about 40 miles per hour
skidded when the, tires struck the
white mark in the center. The car
turned aver in the right ditch. W.
H. Eaton of Washington City was
carried to the Goldsboro Hospital
suffering bruises and Internal in
juries. Paul F. Howe of Washing
ton City was driving.' ; i j
It is one of the most beautiful
compensations of this life, that no
twin can ' ro'v try ti 1 ' s-
M. H. BARB
Mr. A. Brooks of Warsaw an
nounces that Moman H. Barr, for
merly clerk in the store, has now
returned with the store as man
ager. Mr. Barr went with Brooks
in 1933 and worked there until 19
47 except for about two years he
was in the Army. He left in 1947
and went with the Richmond Dry
Goods Company as salesman. In
his new capacity he will be general
His many friends in Warsaw and
Duplin County welcome him back.
His returning brought about this
remark from a customer a few days
ago: "the store looks likes Brooks'
Wilmington Plans For Greatest :
AzJea Festival March 31, April 1, 2.
Wilmington, N. C. A host of
celebrities and beautiful girls will
vie with late-blooming Formosan
azaleas for top honors at the an
nual Wilmington Azalea Festival
set this year for March 30 to April
Local horticulturalists say that
the tecent cold spell, which killed
most of the thousands of blooms
brought outx toy this section's
warmest January, also delayed the
blooming of the late Formosas
so that it should coincide with the
Festival dates.' v l '
Mote than a hundred thousand
visitors tare expected to converge
on Wilmington as North Carolina's
Festival offers such outstanding
personages as Ail-Americans Char
lie Justice and Doak Walker; Ted
Malone, ABC network's popular
story-teller; Norman Cordon, for
mer Metropolitan Opera star; Son
ny Dunham and Bob Astor f and
their orchestras; a yet' unnamed
movie star queen; the nation's top
professional golfers, including
Sammy Snead, Gary Middleeoff,
Jack Burke, Jr., Jimmy Demaret
and others; and outstanding state
and national dignitaries. ,
: Festival visitors will be treated
to a mammoth, glittering parade
through downtown ' Wilmington,
featuring more than 40. gaily be
decked floats and a number of
bands and marching 'units. Queen
Azalea will ride on her elaborately
decorated queen's float along with
her court of 10 May queens from
North Carolina colleges andurii
versifies. The parade will take
place Saturday morning, April 1.
Friday's program will include a
broadcast by Malone from a plat
form In front of the city hall and
r ' r f - ' - f 1 ' "
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Chinquapin Yreck Last Saturday Takes
Two Lives; Five Since January 1st.
We are sorry folks to be so
late, but better late tfcan nev
er. ' f
Just as we were about all
set to go to press on this is
sue of the Times last Wednes
day, our make-up mast:-and
pressman, Moses Cooper .,was
downed with the flu. You: who
have had it on this go around
need no explanation, - you
know what it Is. Moses -went
out and the press went down.
We may possibly could have
found someone somewhere to
handle the situation 'but our
experience has been that .every
time we get someone t help
out on the press we, get Into
trouble.. Machinery, you know
is like human beings, when It
gets old it has to be handled
with care. It is our hope that
by the time another year pass
es we will be able to improve
this situation with a '; w
press. So please bear with us.
We hope the next issue of the
Times will reach you in Uu '
time. " J.tt.G.
festival will be highlighted by the
appearance - on the program of
Cordon and by music rendered by
a number of local choral groups.
A teen-Age Azalea ball at Lumina
ballroom, Wrightsvllle Beach, that
night will present Bob Astor. '
The $10,000 PGA Azalea Golf
tournament will get underway on
Friday on the Cape Fear Country
Club links and will continue ihru
Sunday. The seven leading money
winners of professional golfdom
will be on hand, along with many
of the other top-notch players.
Festival activities will actually
get underway Thursday night with
a community sing program at the
Custom House, followed by a
street " dance in the downtown
' The grand climax for the four
day event will come Saturday
night at the Azalea Coronation Ball,
Lumina, where the movie star
queen will be crowned by Doak
Walker on-a handoff from Choo
Choo Justice. It will mark' the
first time the nation's most pub
licized, football players have been
on the same team.
' Sonny Dunham and his famous
"Jive" orchestra will provide the
music for the balL .
Strawberries may be set at any
time when good plants sre avail
able and when there is little risk
of the soil" drying out after setting.
The usual times of planting are
in the late fall and early spring.
Soil which is easily managed
and his, considerable humus Is
generally preferred for atraw
Funeral services were slated
Monday for two Duplin County
men who' were killed In a truck
car collision on the Chinquapin-
Fountain Store Road late Saturday.
George Bradham, 19, of,Chinqua
pin, Rt. 1, was taken to Parrott
Memorial Hospital in Kinston but
was pronounced dead on arrival.
Mike Burton, 31 of Chinquapin, was
carried to James Walker Memorial
Hospital In Wilmington, suffering
from a fractured skull, collarbone,
wrist, leg, and other internal in
juries. He died early Sunday morn
ing. The accident occurred when a 19
49 pickup truck operated by Brad
ham failed to make a curve about
two miles east of Chinquapin and
crashed into a 1931 sedan driven
by Burton, according to Patrolman
L. B. Lane, who investigated the
wreck with Patrolman T. G. Cooke.
A Duplin County coroner's jury
ruled the accident was due to care
less and reckless driving on the
part of George Bradham while
under the influence of intoxicants.
Funeral services for Burton were
held at 3 p.m. Monday at the grave
side in the Sloan Cemetery near
CMnqnapin, with Rev. Ernest
G eshjim officiating. Surviving are
'lis .vife, the former Bonnie Alber
son of Ihe home, and three small
ehilfl.cn, Edith, Joyce and Joeline
B,irton; his mother, Mrs. Beulah
Wood Burton, all of the home; and
i sister, Mrs. Bill Quinn.
Rites for Bradham were to be
held Monday from the Chinquapin
Baptist Church with the pastor,
Rev. N. E. Gresham officiating. In
terment was to be in the church
cemetery. Surviving are his moth
er, Mrs. Bessie Bradham of Chin
quapin, and one brother, L. C.
Bradham of Washington, D. C.
This brings to a total of five
people killed by automobiles in
Duplin County Since January 1st.
1950 Census Crew Leaders Named
To Receive Training In Goldsboro
GURMAN P. POWELL
of Kenansvilie, who is a candidate
for the office of Sheriff of Duplin
County. Mr. Powell served as a
Deputy Sheriff of Duplin for 23
above, is the new assistant secre
tary of the North Carolina Mer
chants Association. She succeeds
Thompson Greenwood, who on
March 1 became executive secre
tary of the organization.
Mrs. Hendricks, for the past
three years has been public rela
tions director for the American
Retail Federation In Washington,
D. C, wjll assume her duties with
the association on May 1. A native
of Concord, N. C, she attended si.
Mary's in Raleigh and Salem Coll
ege in Winston-Salem, f i ,
Farm earnings over the Nation
were lower in 1949 than in 1948,
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MARCH 17th, 1950
Lewis Outlaw Announces For Seat In
. State Senite; Was Representative
LEWIS W. OUTLAW
Opens April 1st.
It has been officially announced
that the new Post Office at Holt's
Store will open on April first. The
name of the new office will be
ALBERTSON. Mrs. Frances Kelly
will be the first acting postmis
tress. At present she runs the lunch
room at Outlaw's Bridge School.
It is expected that a rural route
will be set up from Albertson soon
after the post office is opened.
About thirty miles will be served
by the route. Details are now be
ing worked out.
Mr. Holt states that a new build
ing of cement block construction
will house the post oflce. ",
Organization work, preliminary
to the 1950 Census enumeration,
is well advanced in the Third Con
gressional District. This informa
tion was given out by Nere E. Day
District Supervisor, from the Golds
boro Office Friday. Mr. Day also
announced the names of Crew
Leaders who have been named to
direct census taking in the various
counties of this District. The Crew
Leaders reported March 14 to com
mence a period of eight days of in
tensive and technical training in
the procedures of 1950 Census
taking. Mr. Hugh Bell of Washing
tor, will direct the training.
The following Crew Leaders
have been na.nad in the District:
Hopie E. Bearaon. New Bern, HFD;
M.ss Viola Barbee, RichHnds; Mrs.
Arabel C. Borden, Goldsboro; Mrs.
Tressie E. Campbell, Clin ".an; Cole
man Carter, Garland; R. K Cnase,
Eureka; Rodolph Duffy, New Bern;
iltrnice A. farrior, KenaiuSvilic
Bertie M. Ferrell, Clint ji; Mrs.
Kate B. Hales, Jacksonville; Mis.
Meta D. Herring, Clinton; Earl
G. Johnson, Harkers Island; Mur
vin R. Jones, Mt. Olive; David O.
Lancaster, Goldsboro, RFD; Mrs.
Alice G. Moore, Vandermere; Tho
mas H. McGowen, Wallace; Mrs.
Norma R. Sawyer, Burgaw; Will
iam M. Thomas, Beaufort, RFD;
and Mrs. Christine W. Williams,
Pink Hill, RFD.
Clinic Be Held
April 3, Chinquapin 9 A. M.;
Beulaville 1:00 P. M.
April 6, Branch 0:00 A. M.
April 7, KenansviUe 9:00 A. M.
April 10, Warsaw 10:00 A. M.
April 13, Calypso 9:00 A. M.;
Faison 10:00 A. M.
April 14, Iron Mine 9:00 A. M.;
Teachey 10:00 A. M.
Little Creek 11:00 A. M.
April 17 .Wallace 9:00 A. M.
April 20, Rose Hill 9:00 A. M.
April 21, Magnolia 9:00 A. M.
There are signs that the demand
fop cigarettes may be leveling off
after a series of record-breaking
years. U. S. smokers used one per
cent more cigarettes in 1949 than
in 1948, but at the same time the
population increased more than
one per cent As a result, per capi
ta consumption, of cigarettes was
-by J. R. (Bob) Grady
Lewis W. Outlaw of Albertson
Township announced his candidacy
this week for the State Senate to
Represent Duplin County and the
6th Senatorial District. Mr. Outlaw
is a well known and prominent
farmer of his section and a leader
ir the Universalist Church. For
the past two terms he has repre
sented Duplin County in the House
of Representatives, having defeated
incumbent C. E. Qulnn the first
time and was re-elected without
opposition two years ago. He is said
to be an ardent supporter of Gov
Mr. Outlaw is president of the
Duplin County Farm Bureau and a
director of the RSA. He has worked
hard for the extension of rural
power lines in Duplin and has been
a crusader for better farming prac
tices and better cooperation amonj
the farmers in Duplin and through
out the state. His reputation is that
he is frank and to the poi t and
pulls no punches. He believ in
what he is doing and goes after it
with all his zest. He has made Du
plin County a capable representa
tive and came away from Rileigh
with a good repuation and a record
for hard work. He comes from one
of the county's oldest and most
respectable families. As a farmer
he is recognized as a very success
ful one and in his community al
ways working for its betterment.
Although single he has lent a big
hand in Boy Scout work and has
always shown a keen interest in
the welfare of young people. He
helped to organize a Boy Scout
troop at Outlaw's Bridge. Duplin
County certainly is not ashamed
of Lewis Outlaw and will be well
represented if he is elected.
Farm Loan Group To
Hold Meet Tues.
Land Bank Official To Speak
Stockholders of the Clinton Na
tional Farm Loan Association, a
local farmer owned credit coopera
tive, will hear a talk by B. S. Burcb,
assistant to the president of The
Federal Land Bank of Columbia,
at their annual meeting in Clinton
next Tuesday, March 21. The meet
ing will be held in the Community
Building, beginning at 2 p.m.. ac
cording to announcement by De
Witt Carr, secretary-treasurer.
Mr. Burch has been an executive
of the Land Bank for the past 18
years. Most of his business life has
been spent In the field of agricultu
ral credit. He will outline object
ives for extending credit services
to farmers n the future.
Another feature of the program
will be a quiz contest conducted
by T. E. Haigler, regional manager
for the bank in North Carolina,
who is well known.
G. J. Sullivan, president of the
association, will preside and re
ports on operations will be pre
sented by Secretary Carr and mem
bers oi the board. The business
session will include the election
of tc directors.
The first dance to be held in the
new Kenan Memorial Auditorium
was staged last Saturday night. The
Senior Class of the Kenansvilie
High School sponsored a square
dance. About 200 people attended.
Music was furnished by the Ken
EVERY DAY LIFE
By: Mrs. Howard Joiner
A minister in charge of a little
Church in the mountains near Ashe
ville. N. C. was holding a meeting
for the purpose of raising extra
funds, as his salary was far behind.
He explained that he realized that
the crops had been short and that
money was scarce, but suggested
that they donate provisions. One
brother stood up and said, "Preach
er, I donate a stand of lard." The
Preacher replied, 'Thank you Bro
ther." Another man stood and do
nated two hams. Again the preacher
replied, "Thank you, Brother." A
third man stood and sand, "I
donate a large sack of corn meal."
The preacher replied, "Thank you.
Brother." An old mountaineer, sit
ting in the back, slowly raised him
self up and said, "Preacher, I've
got you a large jug of the beat
Mountain Juice that you ever tas
ted." The Preacher, smiling broad
Iy, replied,- "Thank you Brother,
and God Bless You Too."