VOLUME NUMBER EIGHTEEN
Rivers D. Johnson Announces For
; : , State Senate; Veteran Politician
':. By: J. B. GRADY
i: Senator, Rivers D. Johnson of
Warsaw Uils week announces In
toe Times his candidacy for the of
. fioe of $tate Senate to represent
- toe 8th Senatorial district compos
ed - of Duplin, Sampson, Pender
; and New Hanover counties. By
agreement Duplin has a senator
every other time. Senator Johnson
was the last to represent Duplin.
. He was elected four years ago.
lira years ago sampson. naa me
Senator and named Henry Vann of
Clinton. -His entry brings three
In the race in Duplin. Editor J. K.
Grady was first to announce and
Representative Louis Outlaw was
. Senator Johnson is a veteran
legislator and politician of Duplin.
He has represented the county in
tne noose or senate on ana on
for the past a? yean. He has been
honored la both bodies by being
.named on highly Important-committees
and served as chairman
of many. At one time he was named
President Pro-Tern of the Senate,
the highest honor that body can
bestow on one of its members.
, During his long life in the law
profession in Duplin and through
out uufiero varoima ne naa cumo
; ed the pinnacle of success to the
point that he is generally recog
nised as one of the outstanding
criminal lawyers In Eastern Caro
lina. His silver throated voice at
the bar, before the IX man (or
woman) Jury, is generally accept
ed to be one of the best to be
found anywhere. Not only is he
( a speaker before the bar but in
days past has been in great demand
as a political speaker when hotly
, contested campaigns were being
waged throughout the state and
nation. He has been a fighter for
the great Democratic Party since
- the days of young manhood.
In his early life he was a mem
ber of .the - Episcopalian church
but in later years Joined the Bap
tist church in Warsaw and has
been teacher of the men's Bible
class for many years.
r. vonnson is an astute stuaent
of government and parliamentary
. haw. As a lawmaker he has been
recognized for the past 32 years.
; as one of the best in the state.
It is generally conceded that he
is an ardent foe of Governor Scott,
Dolltlcally. and he has stated that
his interest in returning to the
Senate is to help hold down the
aAnf a atiMMMmnnr rlirvii rffosvut (ha
rest of the Kerr Scott administra
tion. He feels that the future wel
fare ox nana . iarouna uenianus
that the Scott administration be
With hk time aging and begin
ning to run out he wants to give
what's left of him to what he be
lieve la the future destiny of North
History-will record Rivers D.
Johnson as one of Duplin's great
' Aa we go to press: Albert Out
law of Wolfescrape Township
comes In with his announcement
for sheriff. This brings the number
for sheriff to five. See Outlaw's
ad on bck page, A write-up of
hinv will appear next week. t
; SQUARE DANCE
' There will be a square dance at
f a Pink Hill High School Gym.
r h Saturday night from 8:30 til
1 1 ct. o'clock. Music "will be by
ron King Four. Dance la spon
1 ty the V. F. W.
Last week fire did considerable
smoke and water damage to the
home of Milford Quinn in Warsaw.
The fire broke out in a clothes
chest. Origin unknown. Quick work
on the part of the Warsaw Fire De
partment saved the building and
furniture but Mr. and Mrs. Quinn
lost practically all their clothes.
No one was home at the time. A
neighbor, Mrs. Lawton Albertson
discovered smoke coming from the
house and gave the alarm.
EASTER SEAL DRIVE
The Annual Easter Seal Drive
for Duplin is under way. Money de
rived from this drive will go to
ai( crippled children. County seal
sales chairmen named so far are:
KenansviUe, Miss Lula Hinson and
Mrs. Margaret Tucker; Faison and
Calypso, Miss Una Brogden; Magnolia,-
Mrs, Rosa Pope and Sam
Pope; Rose Hill, Dennis Ramsey;
Charity, Mrs. Leland Teachey; Wal
lace, Dr. H. W. Colwell; Outlaws
Bridge, Rev. Mr. Prater. Miss An
nie Mae Kenion, Negro School
Supervisor, will head the drive
among the Negroes.
Aubrey L. Cavenaugh was in
Washington City last week meet
ing .with the National Rivers and
Harbors Congress .While in Wash
ington he stayed at the Hotel Ham
ilton and on Thursday night visit
ed Congressman Graham A. Bard
en. Also in the Capitol attending
the meeting was Jimmy Butler and
Dr. David' Rose of Goldsboro.
DR. SPILMAN DIES
' Dr. B. W. Spilman, retired prom
inent pastor and church worker of
international note, died In Klnston
last week at the age of 79. Last
rites were held on Tuesday and in
terment was in the Klnston Ceme
tery. VISITS WASHINGTON, N. V. C.
Editor Bob Grady visited the
Nation's Capitol and largest city
last week. He joined the seniors of
KenansviUe and Rose Hill in Wash
ington Thursday morning for a
tour of government buildings and
other Interesting spots. He also
was with them Friday morning. A
write-up of the tour together with
pictures will appear in next week's
Times. While away he visited Bal
timore on business and. New lYork
City. While in New York he was
guest of the Majestic Theatre on
Friday night at the show "South
Pacific", This was arranged thru
the courtesy of Louis Calt of the
New .York Time. Incidentally
while in the N. Y. Times dramatic
department office he was question
ed about The Duplin Story. The
Times gave us a good write-up last
year and say they want some ad
vance material for publication as
soon as it la ready on the 1950 pro
duction.: ... .' .;.
, Ye Editor visited an uncle of his
fat Wayne County Wednesday af
ternoon Mr, Daniel Johnson. Mr.
Johnson is not exactly a recluse
but lives alone in a six room house
on a farm. He Is 84 years old and
has enjoyed good health all his life.
A little over 4 years ago his wife,
the former Linda Carr of Duplin
County,, near Rose Hill, died. His
relatives and neighbors since have
been worried over his living alone.
He gets up at the burst of dawn,
prepares breakfast, attends to the
chickens and. Cats "Aunt Linda"
loft, cleans ip the house and then
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Duplin County Cancer Drive Gets Under
Way Tomorrow; Asked To Raise $1500
L. P. WELLS
Preston Wells, as he Is better
known, has served the Wolfescrape-Glisson-Albertson-Smith
commissioner district for the past
several years. Mr. Wells is seeking
reelection to tha post this time. He
is a leading farmer in his section
and ' owns considerable business
Interests in Mt. Olive. Mr. Wells is
a director of the KenansviUe Pro
duction Credit Association and has
been a large stockholder and leader
in its work and organization since
its founding. He Is a resident of
Duplin's newest Post Office, to
be known as Albertson, will open
tomorrow with appropriate dedica
tory exercises. Congress Graham
Barden, Judge Henry Grady and
others are scheduled to be present
and talk. The new post office will
be housed in a new building com
pleted this week adjacent to Holt's
Store in Albertson Township. It
will serve a wide area of Duplin
being served in the past mostly
from Seven Springs, Rt. 1. A new
rural route will be instigated from
the post office on April 15th. Wm.
Sutton of Rt. J, Deep Run will be
the carrier. All subscribers in the
area are asked to advise the Times
Immediately via post card if their
address is to be changed to Albert-
son, general delivery, or to Albert-
son, Rt. 1. The sooner we receive
this information the easier it will
be to get your names and addresses
corrected and the less inconven
ience it will cause your present
post toaster. "Newspapers are not
supposed to be forwarded so don't
depend on the post office to do so
or to notify us of your change.
On Thursady, March 23, the Le
noir County Cancer Clinic held its
weekly clinic. 44 persons appeared
for examination, 28 white woman.
6 white men, and 10 colored women.
Twenty five patients were re
ferred to their physicians- for med
Persons attending came from Mt.
Olive, Snow Hill, Beulaville, Mag
nolia, Chinquapin, Jacksonville,
Warsaw, KenansviUe, and Deep
Run. Examinations are free to all
of 35 or over and to anyone with
tening to the radio. Along towards
night he repeats the dally house
hold' chores. Never a day passes
that he is without company, Though
he never completed high school
he is very well read and can discuss
local, state,' ; national and world
problem's In the language of any
one. He said to me, "I don't have
an enemy in the world, not even
Joseph Stalin.--People need not
worry, about Stalin and the-communists
destroying us. When we
are destroyed we will destroy our
selves." Our worst . enemy, he
opines, is our own self. He quoted
from the Bible at length and point
ed to our possible destruction. Mr.
Johnson is not a pessimist, he is
definitely a wayside philosopher
that stays at home and sees the
world throic h the press, the radio
! 1 t?-.e T" '.
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
The 1930 Cancer Crusade of the
American Society gets under way
tom-.rr'"v, .A;n 1-;' The drive is
nati )-.' li- "i imc purpose of
rais.t '. in ' !o i -1 - on researcn. j
promote wv.-ntii." and aid cures
of cance-. Cits-, vv research is the
main hope o: L'2 nuMion Americans
who may h" cU mcd as victims of
this d:v..d cl ( f present rates
conti'iu- A:nl. mt. reader, may
already be a victim. Cancer is tre
acherous, it hi'-k- in the dark. Too
often you don't knnw you have it
until it is too late. Cancer has be
come a menace a great as ever
was the White Plague, Tuberculosis
nd through years of study, resear
ch and preventive methods tuber
culosis is being gotten under con
trol and through a similar process
cancer can be gotten under con
trol. In Duplin County alone last
year Zi peop.e died from cancer.
Now a cancer clinic is avai'"'' e
to all in Duplin. One is operated
each week in Wilmlnp'm - ti nr.?
in Kinston. Examinat'ons are free
l"i nil who go then .
The drive in Dunlin beginning
tomorrow has a !.. ,1-,'jld purpose:
to educate more people about can
cer and to raise i.nuls to carry on
the fight. Our county as been giv
en a quota of $1 Vn Small consider
ing many count ie-. Marry Kramer.
Wallace biiMii'"..- man has accepted
the job to he id fie drive and Miss
Martha Picket of KenansviUe is
Chairmen have been named for
the various comunities throughout
the county and they met at the
home of Miss piclA'tt Wednesday
night to map out the drive. Mr.
Kramer is anxious that Duplin
complete its drive as quickly as
possible. It is hoped that every
home in the county, white and col
ored will be canvassed. If they do
not make a contribution they will
want to receive some of the ma
Community chairmen named are
as follows: Faison, H. 1(. Cates and
L. D. Groome; Warsaw. Geo. D.
Bennett and the B&PWC. Mrs.
Clco Hobbs, president: Hose Hill,
H. E. Latham and the Woman's
Club. Mrs. L. W. Williams, presi
dent: KenansviUe, Gilbert Alphin
and the Woman's Club. Mrs Perry
Dobson, president; Magnolia, Mr.
and Mrs. L. E. Pope; Beulaville.
Mrs. Gardner Edwards and Mrs.
Mattie Bradshaw; Charity. Mrs.
Leland Teachey; Calypso. Woman's
Club, Mrs. W. H. Hurdle, presi
dent; B. F. Grady, Hugh Wells;
CHlnrtluapin, Mrs. Frank James; I
Wallace, Sorosis Club, Mrs. Cecil ,
Wallace and Mrs. D. J. Wells; Mil-
lertown, Mrs. Ashe Miller; Teach- j
ey, Mrs. Edgar Wells. Annie Mae
lCJIlUll, I1C51 U kUJLill 1.-11,1 . 0111
lead the Negro drive.
Dp you know some of the symp
toms of cancer? Here are seven
to take note of: 1. Any sore that
does not heal. 2, A lump or thick
ening in the breast or elsewhere.
3. Unusual bleeding or discharge.
4. Any change in a wart or mole.
5. Persistent Indigestion or diffi
culty in swallowing. 6. Persistent
hoarseness orough. 7. Any change
in normal bowel habits.
M. J. Carlton
Dies At Home
Matthew J. (Jamie) Carlton, 80,
died at his home ' near Warsaw
Sunday at noon Rafter several
months of declining health. Funer
al services were held from the home
Monday at 3 p.m. ' conducted by
Rev. A. W. Greenlaw, pastor of
the Johnston Baptist Church, of
which he was a lifelong member,
assisted by Rev. G.' Van Stephens
of Angler. Burial was in the family
cemetery near the "home.
: Surviving are his wife, the former
Ada Elmore of Magnolia; two dau
ghters, Mrs. Bernice West, Thom
asvlUe, Mrs. D. R. Barringer, Bur
lington; three sons Eugene of War
saw, Elmore of Raleigh and Wil
bur of CharlpttesvUle,, Va.; and 7
grandchildren, . ?
, j. ', ; 1' 1 . 1 if " 1 .V ;
Killed Mar. 21 thru 23 , . ; 8
Injured same dates- , , 67
Killed through M. ch 23, 1950, 190
Killed through f h 23, 1949, 170
LEROV G. SIMMONS
of A'bertson Township, prominent
fa.nier. who is a candidate for
L.iuiity Commissioner represent
ing the district composed of Smith,
Albertson. Glisson and Wolfescrape
Townships. Mr. Simmons is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Simmons.
He is a graduate of B. F. Grady
High School and attended State
College. He is a leading farmer in
his community and has given un
stintingly of his time towards im
proving farming conditions in Du
plin. He has served on the County
Farm Security Board for three
years, being chairman one year.
He is opposing L. P. Wells, in
Since last week's paper politics
have been somewhat quieter in the
SENATE: Senator Rivers John
son has handed in his announce
ment to the Times bringing a total
of three in the Senate race, John
son, Louis Outlaw and J. R. Grady.
COMMISSIONERS: Arthur Ken
nedy of Beulaville announces for
reelection as County Commissioner
and so far is without opposition.
Albert Hall of Wallace still re
mains without opposition. Preston
Wells and LeRoy Simmons are
still alone in the district composed
of Smith, Albertson, Glisson and
Wolfescrape. A. P. Cates has free
reign in Warsaw-Faison. Dallas
Jones, incumbent from Magnolia
tosses his hat in for reelection and
is opposed by Bill Fussell of Rose
SHERIFF: The sheriff's race has
not changed. Only four are fight
ing to date, incumbent Ralph Jones,
Gurman Powell, Buck Bradshaw
and Carl Brltt.
SOLICITOR: Grady Mercer
seems to hold the field alone.
CORONER: C. B. 'Pap" Sitterson
is the only one announced so far.
Robert Carr and J. A. Powers are
still alone in the race.
BOARD EDUCATION: This off
ice is now held by Addis Cates of
Faison. Mr. Cates is seeking elect
ion to Board of Commissioners.
The first to file to replace him on
the Education Board is Jerry O.
Smith of Smith Township. Smith
has been active in school affairs
for the past 15 years and Is now
a member of the B. F. Grady school
JUDGE: Former Judge Hubert
E. Phillips has the field to himself.
Incumbent Judge Robert L. West
announces that he wUl not be a
candidate to succeed himself. The
grapevine has it that he will man
age Willis Smith's campaign for
the United States Senate against
Frank Graham and Bob Reynolds.
OTHERS: ' There are many ru
mors and reports that others are
running or wUl run for various
offices but the Times-as stated
last week, wUl not recognize a can
didate until he or she has formally
announced In our paper. So the
above about sums it up at this
writing. This column confines it
self Jo county races. .
- There is to be a dinner, followed
by a play "The Old Maids Return";
at the Outlaw's Bridge School on
Saturday night, April 1, 1950.
Come and enjoy the fun.
MARCH 31st, 1950
CORNER STONE LAYING of the 1 mer pastor, Rev. S G. Harness,
new Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church j will return to preach the sermon,
in Rose Hill will be celebrated on 1 Above is an artist's sketch of the
Sunday morning. April 2nd. A for- I new edifice.
Regjon3JB7T. U. MeetsWilh
Rose Hill Church This Week End
PROPORTION OF POPULATION
NATIVE HIGHEST IN 100 YEARS
The last U. S. population census,
in 1940, revealed that of each 1,000
inhabitants of the country, 912
were native and 88 were foreign
born. In 1930. when the number
of foreign born in the nation's
population was at its highest, the
division was 884 natives and 116
of foreign birth in each 1.000 per
sons. In 1850. the ration was 888
natives to 11B foreign b' r: Jivr
1,000, exclusive of Indians not coun
ted and Negro slaves, for whom
place of birth information was not
recorded in the census.
The 17th Decennial Census to
be taken in April. li)50. will con
tinue the statistical history of the
nativity of the country's inhabi
tants. Inquiries included in the
census will bear on the country
of birth of individuals and of their
parents. This will enable the Uni
ted States Bureau of Census to
sort out the number of natives in
each of three claws of foreign
parentage, namely, those with both
parents foreign born, those with a
foreign-born father and native mo
ther, and those with a native-born
father and foreign-horn mother.
Despite the imposition of imi
gration quotas after 1920. the foreign-born
population of the United
States reached a peak in 1930 of
14,204,149. This was an increase
of a little over a quarter of a mil
lion from the 1920 total of 13.920.
692. In 1940, the total of foreign
born in the U. S. population was
11,594,896. A further decline is an
ticipated when the 1950 census
totals have been computed.
Wallace Boy Wins
In Church Contest
Atlanta, Mar. 18. A Wallace.
N. C, youth, William Boyd Hood,
Jr., was named among the top win
ners in the 1949-50 scholarship
contest sponsored by the commit
tee on Christian education of the
Presbyterian church in the United
Boyd was named winner of a
cash award of $400. fourth highest
Nancy McLaurine Lee. Danville.
Ky., was winner of first prize of
The Rev. W. H. Boogs, executive
secretary of the Presbyterian as
sembly's board of annuities and re
lief, said 229 boys and girls parti
cipated in the contest.
The DupHn Choir will meet on
Friday evening, March 31, at 7:30
p.m. in the KenansviUe School
Auditorium. We are cordially in
viting all communities who have
not joined to please meet with us
and join at this meeting.
' Hubert- L. Marshburn, machin
ist's mate, 3c, USN, of Rt 2, Rose
Hill, visited Augusta, Sicily, Naples,
Italy and the Island of Cyprus dur
ing February while serving aboard
the oiler USS Waccamaw. .
The Baptist Training Union Re
gional Convention for Region 3
will meet with the First Baptist
Church in Kose Hill March 31
April 1 The Theme will be "In
Christ Is God s Everlasting Yes".
Region 3 is composed of Bladen,
Hrunswick. Burnt Swamp, Colum
bus. Duck. Eastern. New South
River. Robeson, and Wilmington
AsMH'ialion i .
Fir-l M .Mon begins Froday at
3 p.m. Charles Hales of Warsaw
will lead the worship period. Rev.
G. C. Moore, pastor of the South
side Baptist Church. Wilmington,
will conduct., the Adult Scripture
Reai1' ToQ.-najmejt ,.Ih,4oplC
ur the department conference will
be "How To Re-Vitalize Our Train
ing Union", and Miss Mary Gay of
Raleigh will hold conference for
Church Librarians. A quartet of
First Baptist Church. Lumberton,
Dr. Ch ii'es Leonard of Burgaw
will lead the worship period for
Friday evening at 7 o'clock. This
will be observed at "Youth Night".
Mrs. E. ,1 Morgan of Clinton will
conduct the Intermediate Sword
Drill, and Miss Margaret Parks of
Wilmington will lead the Young
People's Speakers Tournament. H.
T Gih-im. State Training Union
Secretary, will tell of "A Day At
Our State Assemblies". Special
music will be presented by the
Youth Choir of the Host Church
and the First Baptist of Wilming
ton I'.vening message. Adventure
1 ing W.th Christ", will be by Rev.
Julian Motley. Campbell College
s'udenl and pastor in the New
Smith Miver Association. He will
also lead the Dedication Service.
i Saturday's session begins at 9:30
a in. Miss Julia Armstrong wlU
lead the worship period. Mrs. J. V.
Case. Rose Hill, will conduct the
Junior Memory Work Tournament
and H. T. Gibson will speak on
"Pushing Back the Frontiers". Fol
lowing business Mrs. Julian Motley
(M1 sing. The keynote address
will be delivered by Rev. W. J.
Stephenson, pastor of Temple Bap
tist Church. Wilmington. The Hymn
Festival, conducted by Rev. O. A.
Anderson of Rowland, will follow.
After installation of officers the
Festival Choir will be combined
to sing festival hymns. Winners
of tournaments will be announced
at 12:10. after which the conven
tion will adjourn.
Everyone is cordially invited to
attend. Those who wish to spend
the night in Rose Hill will be
provided places to stay.
EVERY DAY LIFE
By: Mrs. Howard Joiner
An elderly friend, a person of
great pride, had unexpected com
pany last Sunday morning. After
their departure, she hurriedly
finished her tasks and proceeded
on- her way to church. Arriving
late, she was ushered down to the
front. As she walked down the
aisle, she was greatly embarassed
when the whole crowd seemed to .
commence snickering and giggling. .
To herself she said, "counav-4
know I'm not very finery dressed .
but after all that's nothing to ")
laugh your neaas oft. as sn sai
down 'and proceed to smooth out
her dress, to her great, astonish .'
of her red and white apron aba '
huff 9nrtmn ftfl rwnAV