VOLUME NUMBER EIGHTEEN
prison Post Office
"ibavt iOO people turned out at
:t'i Store Saturday to witness
) formal Inauguration of Albert
t Post Office. The new post off
, the third in that section of the
aty.'was named Albertson for
last pott office bearing that
e. It is housed in a new con-
' Mock , building Just about
feet from where the first Al
a post office stood, in the
e story Albertson house which
been destroyed for years.' .
lebritles of the occasion were
'd oft a truck In front of the
; office. Hugh Weill acted as
r of ceremonies. Bev Lauren
jpe gave the Invocation. Mal
a X. Grady Introduced Judge
ary A. Orady who gave a brief
tory of post offices in Smith
1 Albertson townships. J. D.
idy Introduced Representative
ris Outlaw who spoke a few
rds gad Introduced Judge Henry
Steven- who- spoke, delighting
9 crowd with his timely Jokes,
1 briefly reviewing the history
.' mall service since its first be
aning as referred to in 2nd Chron
'.ea: Tso the Post passed from city
city, The first postal service
t Inaugurated in the Persian
?if, h said. He followed the
l td development of the Postal
nr ices , down to the opening of
Jfccrtsoh which Is the 43,073rd
oet office in; the United States
nd 1043rd in W. C.
Following Judge Stevens F. D.
eodlin, postal Inspector of
Mew Bern administered the oath
f office to the acting postmistress
Jfrs. Kelly. A group of school
children from B. F. Grady, under
the direction of Mrs. Harold Kor
negay, sang "America" and "Caro-
; Following the program a barbe
' coo and country picnic dinner was
I rred on the grounds. Crlsson
-per war present with hi am4
v ei to make pictures for the Times
f but discovered, Joe late that the
1 camera was not Working properly
' ;and aesw of the pictures were good.
1 . Judje Grady's review of the post
, 7 By: J. R. GRADY
' Congratulations to M. B. Holt, Lewis Outlaw and
others in Albertson who forsaw with a vision into
the future what the re-establishment of the old Al
bertson Post Office would mean to Albertson Town-
i. Ship.-; V. ' - A
, - So many of us have visions and dreams but too
few have the. willingness to attempt to overcome
the obstacles always standing in the way of those
' dreams. By sheer will power and the backing of wil
: ling followers, full of the stuff of what it takes, can
a community grow and move forward.
Albertson Township, as' Mr. R. V. Wells remind
ed the crowd last Saturday, has a. noble heritage
and admonished his young listeners to be proud of
that heritage and to carry it on.
The opening of Albertson Post Office is another
step forward in the community. It not only brings to ,
the people a new mail service but it definitely estab
lishes a community center. It brings together the
many ; scattered communities . necessarily created
during the horse and buggy days into one larger
community that has grown with the age of the auto.
. Faster travel and quicker communication broadens
, the circle of friends and communities. Albertson
Township now becomes one centralized community
.with a will and a purpose Jo improve the lot of its
Albertson can well be aW example to other sec
tions bl Puplin. No community is now segregated.
Ve move towards amalgamation. As the crossroads
- center grows, so grows the community; as the com
munities grow and converge on the county seat, so
Craws the county; as , the counties grow and con- '
Ve on the oapitel, so grows-the state. In all this '.
(C7ing we must keep the moral and religious side
i s tt;p with the material. No progress is real unless
f ef Easter will be giv-
, r"-rtnq t 5:30 o'clock
r; Grady, Stevens Speak
office history is as follows:
Albertson Post Office.
Established May 25, 1818.
' Edward Albertson, P.M., appoint
ed May 25, 1818; Samuel Davis,
Mar. 15, 1823; Jason Smith, July
23, 1825; Benjamin F. Grady, Feb.
28, 1832; James P. Davis, Mar. 29,
1839; Alexander Grady, Nov. 19,
1839; James M. Grady, Dec. 15,
1845; Stephen W. Simmons, Dec.
28, 1845; James M. Grady, Feb. 4,
1853; Amos W. Simmons, April 5,
1854; Byron D. Ford, Sept 10, 18
87. Discontinued and re-established
with James' McR. Grady, P.M. Mar.
5, 1888; William J. Grady, April 18,
1890; Katie V. Grady, May 14, 19
14. Discontinued until April 1st,
1950, 'and re-established with Mrs.
Kelly as Post Master.
The present site of the Post, near
Holt's Store, is less than 100 yards
from the first site when Edward
Albertson- was Post Master.
Resaca Post Office.
Established Nov. 12, 1853
John Maxwell, P.M. Blaney Wil
liams, June 9, 1854; John Maxwell,
Aug. 12, 1854; Hugh Maxwell, Nov.
2, 1855; Discontinued Dec. 11, 1866,
and re-established, John Flavius
Maxwell, P.M. Mar. 21, 1870; Gil
bert M. Maxwell, Nov. 1, 1897;
John David Grady, Mar. 2, 1911;
Leslie A. Sutton, Jan. 8, 1914;
Discontinued Oct. 13, 1913. Named
by Mexico Lewis Outlaw for the
battle of Resaca re la Palma, in
which he took part as a soldier
under Zachary Taylor.
Buena Vista Post Office.
Established Apr. 6, 1857
Houston Maxwell .P.M. Martha
El Miller, P.M. Mar. 12, 1861;
Discontinued Mar. 21, 1861 and
re-established with Clarissa Smith
as P.M. Apr. 12,1870; Stephen M.
Grady, Nov. 13, 1889; Catherine C.
Smith, wife of Ivey Smith, Dec. 27,
1889; name changed to "Leon" on
June, 25, 1891., and , Lizzie Smith
named as P.M. Discontinued Oct,
31, 1916. Named by Captain Zack
Smith for the batttle of Buena Vista
in which he took part under Zach
ary Taylor, '
the organ. , -..
Members qj "the choir are: Mrs.
E. E. Butler,- Mrs. Elmo Teachey,
Mrs, Geo. Carr, Mrs. Granville
Sheffield, Mrs. E. G. Murray, Mrs.
Charles Hall, Mrs. Oscar Fussell,
Mrs. L. K. Alderman, Mrs. W, H.
Saunders Mn. A. B. Wells, and
Messrs'. , L. A. Wilson and A. J.
Total livestork numbers on farms
l' "l''!,1h Caro"!'-a, Janunry 1, 1" 1
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SEEING WASHINGTON The
above group of seniors and chap
erones from Rose Hill and Kenans
ville saw the nation's capitol in
Washington last week and were
guests of Congressman Graham A.
Barden in the Capitol Restaurant
for breakfast. They are, reading
from left t6 right: Sitting: Earl
Murphy, Garner Thomas, Wilbur
Teachey, Howell Quinn, Jimmy
Wagstaff, Bobby Ingram, Everette
Dale, George Dickson, Bobby
Rose Hill Senior Writes Trip Diary
On Visit To The Nation's Capitol
The Following is an account of
the Kenansvillfr-Bse Hilt Senior's
trip toWasbingtan City written by
a senior in the Rose Hill School:
t By: BARBARA WILSON
On Wednesday, March 22, at
4:30 A. M. fourty-two seniors and
four chaperones from Rose Hill
and Kenansville schools, left Ke-
nansville ,on a Greyhound Bus.
They were beginning a trip to be
filled with excitement, awe, edu
cation and adventure.
After eating breakfast in Wilson,
they continued on their merry way.
Time traveling in familiar country
was spent in singing. From both
classes came school songs, rounds
and the popular hits of today. This
was done throughout the trip.
Upon arrival in Richmond, they
went "sight-seeing", visiting var
ious stores, and walked in the rain.
Then a very welcome picnic lunch
was shared in the restaurant of the
After arrival at Mt. Vernon, home
of George Washington, they all un
loaded and visited the house and
grounds. This stop left a great im
pression on all those who had not
been there before and renewed the
impression on those who had seen
these historic grounds.
Soon the bus was at its destina
tion, Washington, D. C., the capi
tal of our nation. A group of excited
and awed people looked through
the windows of the bus, which
framed such places as Lincoln's,
Washington's and Jefferson's
memorials and before their eyes
was the awe-inspiring U..S. Capi
tol. As the afternoon had only begun,
the group decided to visit the Li
brary of Congress. There they saw
the massive reading room which
contains ten million volumes. The
high ceiling waa moslac and in Cer
tain ' rooms were the names and
some of the works of the great
poets, doctors and , philosophers.
There were pictures of different
Biblical characters in many color
ed mosiac. This building was built
of marble from Italy at- a total
cost , of six and . one-half million
dollars and opened in 1897. It was
one of the many Interesting places
visited by the group. i s V;
The Washington tourist camp
was the next stop for the day. Here
the students found' their respeect
lve rooms and again shared a pic
nic. Wednesday night vthe group
went down town to a movie. So
ended the first day of the trip.
Thursday morning's ' breakfast
was eaten at one of the famous Hot
Shoppes. " ;
The next stop was at the "New
House Building" to see Congress
man Graham A. Birden. He showed
us through his offices and commit
tee room, Mr. B irden's statement
concerning the group was 'These
seniors have captured Washington
without firing a shot."
" T" iwst i -! In 'r v "'-
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
, w - -
Knowles, Dodson Wells, ' Julian
Ward and Thurman Brown, chap
erone; Second row, kneeling: Ann La
tham, Emily Rivenbark, Frances
Rogers, Mary Frances Parker,
Carolyn Roberson, Edna Wilson,
Susan Brown, Polly Rouse, Mary
Summerlln, Lillie Mae Fussell,
Mary Lee Raynor, Grace Carroll,
Evelyn Outlaw and Edna Brown;
Third row, standing: Robert
Franklin Williamson, Donald Al-
SAM BYRD IN TOWN
Sam Byrd was fn town yesterday
laying the groundwork for the 1950
production of The Duplin Story".
We expect to give you dates of the
pageant in next week's Times. Sam
says hello to everyone.
The Wallace senior class, under
the direction of Miss Clara Newton,
staged a smash dramatic hit in the
school auditorium there last Tues
day night. The play "Smilin
Through" went over in a most suc
cessful way. Attendance htetory
was made when the largset crowd
ever to assemble in the Wallace
school .turned out. Acting was sup
berb and the staging and lighting
effects was said to approach what
one might expect on Broadway. It
was so successful. Principal E. D.
Edgerton says, that public demand
is bringing a second performance
in the school next Tuesday night
at 8 o'clock, There will be plenty of
seats for everyone and attendance
is expected from all over the coun
try. Everyone knows the simple,
beautiful story of "Smilin"
Mrs. Audrey Butler's Rhythm
Class will give its spring revue on
April 14th at the B. Ft Grady school
audltorlnm. Again on April 28 the
Revue will be given in the Warsaw
High school auditorium. Mrs. But
ler's 1950 Revue is said to be the
best yet. Everyone , in Duplin
knows about her dancing pupils.
They played a large part in adver
tising and participating in the
1949 production of , the Duplin
Story. Students participating in the
revue come from Warsaw, Kenans
ansvlUe and B. F. Grady. The public
is invited to attend these two show
ings. A small charge will be made
to defer expenses.
THE RIFES HAVE A SON
Mr. and Mrs. CorWin Rife of
Charleston, S. C. announce the
birth of a son,. Spencer Montgom
ery Rife, born at St Francis Hos
pital in Charleston on Friday, Mar.
24th. weight 8 pounds, 2 and 3-4
ounces. Corwin says he will soon
be ready to help out in the 1950
Droduction of "The DuDlin Story".
You will recall that1 Mr. Rife did
all the acenery painting and set
ting as well as lighting effects for
the pageant. v f. ( ;
MAKES HONOR , ROLL
, Miss Janet Boney, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Boney of Ke
nansville, a senior at ' Peace Col
lege In Raleigh, made i the second
quarter honor roll with a grade of
93.16. She was one of the top
six seniors. , ' 1
PINK HILL DANCE , r
There v" ha t r "v and square
'ire i 1 ' " ' ' -'bool
phin, Annie Bell Goodman, Mrs.
F. W. McGowen, chaperone, Emma
Grey Teachey, Francis Dickson,
Mrs. Herbert Cottle, chaperone,
DeVille Williams, Susie Sandlin,
Congressman Barden, Gladys Bain,
Caroiyn Pope, Helen Mobley, Hay
wood Casteen, Barbara Wilson, Ann
Jerome, Mrs. C F. Hawes, chap
erone, Bill Browder, bus driver,
and J. R. Grady, editor Duplin
This weelc brought two new faces
in the political race. Hix Bradshaw
of Rose Hill and BuUer Caven
augh of near Chinquapin filed for
County Coroner. This brings the
race into a three-way affair, these
two opposed by incumbent C. B.
Sitterson. In addition to the last
week announcement of Albert Out
law for Sheriff the political picture
remains as it was last Friday. In
cidentally In the ad for Albert
Outlaw last week it read that he
waa a veteran of World War I. It
should have read World War II.
We are glad to make the correction
Robbed This Week
Clark's Drug Store in Warsaw
was broken into one night this
week. Mr. Clark reports fountain
pens, cigarettes and other mer
chandise missing, some loose cash
left in the cash register and some
narcotics. The narcotic cabinet was
reportedly opened and cleaned out.
The robbery Is now In the hands
of the S. B. I. for investigation.
Local Judge To
Head Willis Smith
Word came from Raleigh this
week that Judge Robert L. West of
Warsaw will manage the campaign
of Willis mith,. in , Duplin. Mr.
Smith la seeking the office of Uni
ted States Senator now held by
Senator Frank; Graham.-;
Banquet Be Held
The members of the Kenansville
Chapter Future Hotnemakera of
America will honor their mothers
with their annual Mother-Daughter
Banquet on April 7, 1930 at 7 pjn.
Id the Kenansville School Cafeteria.
About SO girls, mothers school
faculty and guests are expected to
attend. . r
Miss Susan Brown, president of
the chapter, will act as toastmlat-
ress. . - : . -
Rev. Ben F. Brown, pastor of the
rpnorlea and Ro I " h rresbyter
' - h to i rl'th
APRIL 7th, 1950
Duplin To Have 10 Beef Calves
In h Stock Show In Kinston
The 10th Annual Oustal Plain
Fat Stock Show and Sale will be
held at the New Carolina Ware
house in Kinston on April 12-13.
Beef calf entries are expected to
number about 50, and hogs about
Judging will begin at 10 A. M.,
Wednesday, April 12, and the sale
of all show stock will be held on
Thursday, April 13, at 10 A. M.
The following Duplin 4-H mem-
i bers will enter beef calves In the
s'i .'-v: Ray, Victor and Julia Marie
Tjv or of Faison; Walter R. Rouse
Hog And Beef Cattle Committee Meet
By: A. M. DAVIS
Messrs. Jack Kelly, Fred Stone
and Dr. E. R. Collins of State Coll
ege, Raleigh, along with the Hog
and Beef Cattle division of the
Duplin County Long Range Steer
ing Committee met in Kenansville
at the Agricultural Building last
Friday, March 31st, to further
plans on the Long Range Agricul
tural Program for Duplin County.
L. F. Weeks, County Agent, led
the discussions .
It seemed that the consensus of
opinion was that there is a great
need at the present time for the
farmers to go into more beef cat
tle and hog raising to supplement
the decreasing revenue received
from our present "money crops".
There is a great opportunity to
raise hogs and cattle in Duplin
County and on the basis of 90cent
corn, price received by many far
mers last fall, money can be made
if the farmers will go into hog and
cattle raising, providing they make
use of the methods that have been
proven most satisfactory- Namely:
proper use of pastures, supple
ments and feeding methods, breed
ing rotation of pastures, eteaftfl
neas and the proper growing of an
adequate supply of hay.
The problem of the tenant far
mer in regard to the program was'
OPE II FORUM
April 3, 1950
Mr. J. R. Grady, Editor,
The Duplin Times,
Kenansville, N. C.
You were over generous toward
me in your write-up of my candi
dacy. However, you have me serving
in the House and Senate and my
service has always been in the
Furthermore, I am not "an ardent
political foe of Governor Scott",
nor any other man, and moreover
I worked for and voted for at the
polls his Road and School Bond '
Issues, and those objects have al
ways had my constant support.
My campaign -will not be based
on personalities, nor personal
popularity contests, but on issues,
and among them is that some ef
fort should be made toward bal
ancing the State Budget, not by
increased taxes, but through less
State spending, in order to pre
serve the name given North Caro
lina by President Roosevelt. "The
Well Balanced State."
According to the report of the
Director of The Budget, we will
face a deficit of eight and one half
million dollars, at the end of this
The trend of our Slate as it ap
pears to me, if we keep on spend
ing, more than she can pay, is to
ward a State Advalorem Tax on
land for State purposes.
In the Senate of 1931, we were
deadlocked for five months, trying
to remove this tax, we cut It from
forty five to fifteen cents on the
hundred, and the Legislature of
1933, (of which I was not a mem
ber) cut out the remainder.
Therefore, I am against another
State Tax on land, not only for the
1951 Session, but forever .Because,
it means a burden on the people,
sometimes bankruptcy, and loss of
homes and farms.
Then it is violative of a Demo
cratic State Policy, which we have
adopted. , and which under our
promises should never be violated.
I will thank you to publish this
letter in this weeks issue of your
paper, and I will pay you therefor.
With my kindest regards.
Rivers D. Johnson
(Edit. Notes No charges,- Mr.
Johnson, the column of The Times
are always open to you on publle
Issues). ' .
vre 57 13 c"s
of V;iisii., lit. 2; Dallas Fountain
of Chinquapin; Jimmy Williams
and A!bc t Sidney Smith of Pink
HilT; Edward Holmes, Jr. of Mt.
Olive. Rt. 1; and Faison D. Smith
of Seven Springs. Rt. 1.
All Duplin Couaty people who
ca.i should attend the show and
see some real nice animals fed by
4-11 club members.
Merchant, or other persons who
could use some choice beef for
their market or freezer locker are
urged to attend the sale and buy
discussed. It was the belief of most
of those prese-it that a satisfactory
and profltab'e so'vtlon could be
worked out be.wcen the land
lords and tenants il they both would
make an attempt to cot -rale and
work together. It has proven satis
factory in many instances.
Since last fall, the Agricultural
Workers in Duplin County have
met several times in all attempt to
work out a Long Range Agricultu
ral Program for the county. A de
tailed study of the agricultural sit
uation in the county has been made.
A committee was named on each
enterprise to make recommenda
tions as to what is needed on each
enterprise to make suggestions as
to what might best be done to ln
prove our agricultural income.
Promotion of the program will
be one of the major problems of
the committee. It was suggested
that an attempt be made to enlist
the help of a farmer from each
section of the county and help
him promote the idea on his tana.
Other farmers could visit his farm
and thereby(gln first hand l&for
matJf A- to hat the program to
A meeting of the Poultry and
Dairy division of the committee
will be held at a later data.
The Beulaville Lions Club will
hold its Charter Night in the Beula
ville school lunchroom next Wed
nesday night. Lion Joe W. Hood
of Wilmington will be toastmaate.
Distinguished Lions to be present
include International Councilor
Norman Trueblood of Elizabeth
City, District Governor L. K. Day
of Rocky Mt. and Deputy District
Governor Sid Gordon of Ooldsboro.
About 175 people are expected to
attend. The Beulaville club la be
ing sponsored by the KenaaavlUe
EVERY DAY LIFE
By: Mrs. Howard Joiner
A young bachelor, living In a
rooming house in Raleigh, N. C.
was awakened one night by the
shrill ring of his telephone. A wo
man's complaining voice commend
ed, "You'll Just have to quiet your
baby, for Im too old and loo 111 to
be kept awake all night." The
young man, although very irrita
ted, managed to answer her calmly,
"I beg your pardon. Miss, but I'm
not married." A few minutes later
his phone rang again, and he rec
ognized the same cornplalninx
voice. "Listen, Mr., I'll keep your
baby and let you and its Ma go
get married the first thing la the
morning. No wonder that poor baby
keeps yelling, knowing It's a "you-know-what."
The good old country doctor
came home all worn out and pre
pared for bed. but no sooner had
he retired than the phone beside
his bed buzzed shrilly. He nudged
his wife, "Listen, Ma, see who It
is and say you expect me soon, or
anything you think of."
"Well, this is Mrs. Jones." rat
tled a voice in the receiver, "I gof
a pain, and I want to see him aa
soon as he 'Comes In.'
The old Doc whispered some in
structions to his wife, and she re
peated to the would-be patient HQ .
that now, and Im sure tmx wlU
soon be alright1 ,
'Thanks very anion, says th
1 idy on the phone, "but before 1
take your advice, tell me something,
is thnt gnt!Tii sm$ fo be :;
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