County Wide Corn Cont estpil
De Conducted In Duplin This Year
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MISS ANISE KELLY, queen of
Duplin County Lions Clubs, will
represent Ouplin County ' in the
Queen's Court at the Azalea. Fes
tival in Wilmington, March, 31st,
April 1st and 2nd.. Miss Kelly will
also represent District SIC, Lions
Clubs, In the State Beauty Contest
to be held by Lions Clubs at their
state meeting in Charlotte in June.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Emmett Kelly of Kenansville and
Scotts Store. '
Viih Program A Week From Saturday
GRAHAM A. JtAMUCN -f-'-'t -
of New Bern, Congressman from
the Third Congressional District,
who enters the 1950 Democratic
Primary unopposed. Mr. Barden
this year will complete his1'. 16th
year in Congress. He is a member
of the House Labor Committee and
chairman of the, sub-committee oh
College Choir Be
The Campbell College Choir
will be presented March 27th, in
the Rose HHl Baptist Church under
the sponsorship of The Rose Hill
Music Club.' Mrs. H. C. Marshall
has been named chairman of a com
mittee to complete plans for this
program. A buffet supper is also
planned for Monday night and
other members of Mrs. Marshal's
committee are Mesdames S. E.
Butler, . G. Murray, W. H. Saun
ders. B. Walls. Granville Shef-
.- ( vited to attend this concert-TWoi-
day 'evening, March 27, at" 8:0ft
Dupulin County Agent Lacy F.
Weeks has announced that a coun
ty wide corn contest will again be
conducted in the county for 1950,
and gave credit to past contests
for succeeding in raising the ave
rage, county yield in five years
from 20 to 33 bushels per acre.
in letters to past corn contest
antsMr. Weeks said:
Corn - Contestant:
- "Yes, the corn yields per acre
has increased in Duplin county
during the past five years from
20 bushels per acre to about 33
bushels per acre. The interest
that you have taken in this pro
gram has helped a lot In increas
ing our corn yields.
We will have a county corn
contest again this year, with at
tractive prizes. Certificates from
State College and metal signs for
those with good yields. Why not
take an acre again this year and
see how much you can produce on
it? If you will, the influence for
higher corn yields will spread and
our corn acreage production will
go higher. We can then grow our
corn needs on fewer acres which
will make available acres that can
be planted to more pastures, more
hay crops, or more cash crops.
Send us a card giving your name
and address, that's all you need
to do to enter the county contest.
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Grady Mercer, known to many
as (Red), has announced for re
election to the office of County
Solicitor. Mercer has served the
court well in his tenure and asks
that he be returned to the job. He
ua.is from Beulaville and prides
himself in that he had a large hand
in the production and acting of
The Duplin Story last year. Red
hails from the county's eastern
Metropolis, Beulaville. To date he
has no opposition.
David John Middleton Dies Of
Heart Attack Wednesday Night
Congressman Graham A. Barden
- ill be the principal speaker' at
. the dedication of Duplin's newest
post office, "Albertson" at Holt's
Store on Saturday, April 1st The
new post office, serving a large
ra in Albertson Township will
: officially open on that date. The
office will also serve a rural route
,of about 301 miles now being set
up. It is reported that mall for
J Albertson will arrive from Beula-
ville in the morning and from Kin
, ston in the afternoon. This means
that mail going into thet area from
; Kenansville will be delivered the
day following mailing here.
M. B. Holt has erranged-for the
; Invocation .. . "
ISlnging, Director, Mrs. Hazel
Ruth Kornegay. :! r
Introduction of Telephone Spea
ker, Mr. Jno. D. Grady, (speaker
to be secured)
- Administering the Oath of Off
ice - .;
Historian, Malcolm L. Grady
Introduction of Speaker, Hon. L.
W. Outlaw , ;
' Address - Congressman Graham
Recognition of Visitors
1 Basket Lunch - on grounds
12:30 p.m. -
Master of Ceremonies, H.
Wells. ' ;
Dr. Walker B. Healy, Pastor
of the First Presbyterian Church
In Fayetteville, will be the guest
preacher for a week of Pre-Easter
Services at the Warsaw Presbyter
ian Church beginning this Sunday
night, March 20, and continuing
r through - Friday night, March 81.
Dr. Healy will preach each even
ing at 8 ociock. These Informal
s rvices will be presided over by
I e pastor of the church, Rev. J.
'. t Newbold, Jr. and each evening
s eclal music will be presented by
the Church Choir under the direc
tion of Its leader, Mrs. J. T. Gres
. ham.-Jr. .. , -
The entire, community is cordi
ally invited to participate in these
services nd to take advantage of
t!:ls opportunity to prepare tor the
roachlng Easter Season. , The
' e on Tuesday night, March
, will be particularly approprt
f r ytiimg- people. A group of
' "i v 1 present several
r Tr. r'y
V. H. Fussell For
W. H. (Bill) Fussell of Rose Hill
has announced his candidacy for
County Commissioner ? to repre
sent- Rose Hill, Magnolia and Ke
nansville. "BiH" as he is better
known, is taking his first fling- at
politics.. He is a. successful busi
nessman of Rose H1U being in the
furniture business, also fertilizer
and seed business. He is married
to the former Louise Whitfield of
Clinton. They have a 6 year old
daughter. ' .
Bill is the first to 'announce for
this position and 0 far has no op
position. Vs. '"-v "-'-J
Due to conflicts, the ' Duplin
County Choir will meet on Friday
evening, March 31, 1950 at .7:30
o'clock, in the Kenansville School
Auditorium, instead of on its reg
ular meeting date. We are cordially
inviting Beulsvllle, Faison, Mag
nolia and Wallace to join our choir.
We enjoy our meetings very , much
and want each town and commun
ity in the county to' share this 'won
derful .opportunity with . us.. :, ,,
; ( Please come to our next meeting:
In the Faiaon section of this
laaae will be found a story i I
adverUsewf-t of the new
on S and II C" 1 fore. The
r' ry e -ed
: Sixth District Solicitor Walter
T. Britt, 36, of Clinton who was
appointed to his present position
by Governor W. Kerr Scott last
December, Saturday formally an
nounced- his candidacy for the
post in the May 27th Democratic
Primary, after paying his filing
lees with the State Board of Elec
tions in Raleigh. Britt, a native of
Turkey. N. C and a former Golds
boro lawyer, seeks both the short
term vacated by the death of the
late J. Abner Barker of Roseboro!
and a full new term of four years
as well. .."'.. '
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In his announcement Britt said':
'1 have endeavored to perform the
dutles'Uf solicitor to the best of
my knowledge and ability since I
was appointed. It is my purpose to
continue to perform the duties of
the office In such a manner as to
-cleat, the congested dockets in the
counties in this district and to dis
pose of the case&jp as to avoid
congestion. I feel thaT all cases
should be tried with as much dis
patch as possible, o as to accom
modate the witnesses and the liti
gants, having in mind at all times
the fair and Impartial administra
tion" of Justice." He promised' Jo
follow the same practices he is
now pursuing in the event he is
nominated and elected.
i Britt wai educated at turkey
High School and the University of
North Carolina where he obtained
his AB-LLB degree With the Class
of 1937. After passing the' State
Bar, he practiced law for three
years at Goldsboro before entering
the Army as a private. in March of
1941. He served fir time In the
Pacific Thiatre. g part in- the
cawpaU i t r mal. He then
returned to the t 3 to enter o"i-
ccr " ' ' 1 nl and unnn i -
' I t i ' wan
David John Midleton. age 65, re
tired fanner of near Warsaw, died
suddenly ednerfs jiight" of -a
h"-.f attack. IL w.iad en in de-
clinihg health Tor" four years,
tunetal services will be held on
Fritfay afternoon at 3:00 p.m. from
the home, conducted byfDr. A. W.
Greenlaw, pastor ..&,, the Johnson
Baptist Church, assisted by Rev.
rAa-- Crossno, pastor of the War
saw - Methodist Church. Mr. Mid
dleton had been a lifetime and active-member
of the Johnson Baptist
I Church. He was active in all re
ligious and civic affairs as long as
his health peranHted.- ' -'
Burial wiltle in the Middleton
Cemetery near the home. He is
survived by his wife the former
Carrie Chad wick of near Beau
fort; one son, David John Middle
ton, Jr., p re-medical student of
Duke University; one brother, W. E.
Middleton of the home; two sisters,
Mrs. T. M .Stanback, Miss Emma
Middleton, both of Salisbury; and
YE EDITOR GONE
Editor J. R. Grady left for Wash
ington, D. C. Wednesday evening.
He left with the avowed intention
of chaperoning the.Senior Class
boys of Kenansville High School
on their tour of Washington City.
But we wonder . . , We'd surely
hate t have all those boys come
home as rank politicians. Wouldn't
Mr. Grady is in the race for
State Senate, you know!
MEASURE COTTON ,'
TOBACCO NOW .' , 1
It has been announced that far
mers may measure cotton and to
bacco acreages now at a cost of
90 cents an acre, .with a $4 mini
mum charge per farm.'
The- annual v white ( ore-school
clinic for children wilFe be held
at the school building in Kenans
ville Monday, March 27, beginning
at .9 a.rn.,, Parents, are urged to ac
company children. '
' There will' be an enumeration
schooli held in Kenansville next
week for the 1950 census workers.
Bernice Farrlor and Mrs. Lehman
Williams will lead the school.
STORES CLOSE - ;
If ' has been announced that all
stores in - Beulaville will close at
12:00 o'clock each Thursday be
ginning April 6.
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WARSAW LIONS MEET
, Thei WariaW Lions Club held
its regular supper meeting Monday
night. Lion Earl Whitaker presid
ed over the 15 members present
In the absence pf S,. W, Marriner.
Mary L. Sykes .
On Sunday, March 12, the child
ren, grandchildren, great grand
children and several friends of
Mrs. M. L. Outlaw, Sr.. gathered
at her home near Mount Olive t
celebrate her 80th birthday Mrs
Outlaw is still enjoyins fairly
At I In- unnn hour, a delicious
dinner consisting of barbecue,
slaw, chicken salad, fried chicken,
sandwiches, cakes, pies, and tea
Oilier friends and neighbors be
sides relatives called during the
afternoon and evening.
Tobacco Leaders Agree To No Change
In 1950 Tobacco Allotments
Tobacco leaders of the flue
cured area agreed at a meeting in
Raleigh on March 11. Ihat no j
change should be sought in the
current and prospective supplies
would satisfy t lie export demand
for cijiaretle grades.
"Ho, .-ver. it was generally ag
reed at the inectniy that no effort
BRIEFS; . VERT BRIEf
As Editor Grady is hi Washing
ton, J. c our news briefs are neo
essairly . yery - brief. ;' . . j-
KENANSVILLE STORES' CLOSt
Kenansville merchants and other
business .establishments' will start
their .summer Wednesday .after-
nonn c'-sings tn April 15. they win
o to clo" each Wednesday
"' ' "co Mark-
Miss Mary Lee Sykes, who is
member .of our local Health De
partment Staff, has been away the
past three months doing class work
at the-University of North Carolina
School of Public Health Nursing
and Field work at the Rockingham-
Caswell District Health Depart
ment, Leaksville-Spray, N, C.
we nave received a report on
Miss Sykes' progress and we are
very happy to print her teacher's
report in our local paper. The in
structor's statement is as follows:
Student's Progress Report on
Miss Mary Lee Sykes; period, from
January 9 to March 4, 1950:
'Everyone in our department has
become attached to Miss Sykes,
and we feel that we would be for
tunate if we could keep her on as
a permanent member of our staff.
She makes friends easily and seems 1
to carry a calmness with her that
radiates to others in her presence.
During her two months with us
she has taken over a district and
carried out the general - duties,
well as participating in a number
of special activities.
Miss Sykes accepts instruction
well and is eager to take part in
activities that offer her new exper-
ience.and knowledge. She 1 always
ready and willing to accept respon
libility that is designated to her.
I. sincerely feel that our working
together has been worth equally
as much to me as to Miss Sykes for
we have shared out experiences,
and have learned from each other.".
Miss Sykes Is comihg back to
our busy rounds of cjinics March
zutn. we are lookiagv forward, to
sharing her new expirlenceK) toe,
in our school-work, welt' b by
clinics and our many fcther phases
of public health wort-. '?
At the meeting, presided over by
J. Henry Vaughn of Elm City,
chairman of Tobacco Associates'
Board of Directors, the flue-cured
tobacco situation was reviewed in
"It was developed at the meet
ing that the export demand for cig
arette grades appears to hr. e
strengthened since the 1950 quot i
and allotments were reviewed I.im
December," the leaders said in a
statement after the session.
"There were differences in op
inion as to the extent to which
Files For Sheriff
As we prepare to g to ares Carl
Britt of Wallace and Warsaw an
nounces his candidacy for the off
ice of Sheriff. This briugs to a to
tal of four candidates- who have
announced in the Duplin Time:
Sheriff Jones, ' Gurman Powell,
kV XV !...Ts.w, and Carl Crltt.
V "BUCK" BRAUSHAW
G. W. "Buck" Bradshaw of Rose
Hill has announced his candidacy
for Sheriff. Bradshaw, better
known as "Buck", is a young hus
ky fellow of only 30 years in life.
He is the son of J. Lucien and
GJennie Holland Bradshaw. Buck is
married to the former Mable Gid
dens of Warsaw and they have two
Children. He is a graduate of Rose
Hill High School. By profession he
is a farmer. At present he is work
ing with a road construction com
pany in the county. He has served
as township constable.
As we write, Wednesday after
noon, few changes have taken place
In the political "picture In Duplin.
Some new candidates have filed
and-reports have it that some who
have ' md will Come down or
change the office for which they
1 should be made to change the 1950
i allotnienls. Planting has already
begun in the Southern part of the
1 bell and the uncertainly of trying
to bnn about any change would
cause considerable contusion
I among the growers."
! i oups represented at the sess
ion were: Tobacco Associates, the
! Car inBureau, the Grange, Bright
H it Warehouse Association, Leaf
Kxport Dealers Association, fix-
! i ension Service, Production ami
' .Marketing Administration, and the
PMA Tobacco Branch.
Out For Judge
Hubert K. Phillips, known to
many as Juil "e Phillips, has tossed
his hat into Lie political ring. Mr.
Phillips is seeking the office of
Judge of the General Count;
Court, lie has held the office and
presided with grace and dignity
in years gone by. To date he has
no announced opposition.
have filed, therefore the Times
will publish lists of candidates only
after the candidate has sent his
notice of candidacy to the Times
with the request that it be pub
lished. New announcements coming to
the Times this week, so far, are
W. H. (Bill) Fussell of Rose Hill
who has filed for County Commis
sioner in the Kenansville-Rose Hill
Former Judge Hubert E. Phil
lips announces for the office of
Judge of the General County Court.
Incumbent ' Grady Mercer of
Beulaville, solicitor for the General
County Court announces his can
didacy to succeed himself. So far
neither he or Phillips have any op
position. This brings the line-up as of
Wednesday to three in the sheriffs
race, Ralph Jones, Gurman Powell
and "Buck" Bradshaw; one for . ;
judge, one for solicitor, above na- .
med. For State Senate, Lewis Out
law and J. R. Grady; for House of
Representatives, Robert 'Carr and ' -J.
A. Powers; for Coroner, C. B.'
Sitterson; for County Commission
ers, Addis Cates, of Faison, Albert ,
Hall of Wallace, L. P. Wells of "
Wolfescrape, and LeRoy Simmons '
of Albertson.';:,.-:'". V'-f