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VOLUME NUMBER EIGHTEEN
ilzTui Snrc!:na Tobacco Plant Situatian,
i. Ca- tecnt Ailuises What To Doi'oiv
i By: LACY WEEKS
The tobacco plant situation' Is
Mrioua In many area of the state.
The plant scarcity is most evident
in the eastern sections because it is
now clear that the present stand on
the beds is all there will be this
year In time to do any good. While
. in the middle and old belt and in
.the burley area the growers are
k-sUUU hopeful that more, plants will
r' Jppear on the beds where the stand
, is ugni. Tnis is not uaeiy unless
seed has been added to the bed
recently and unless water Is sup
plied to keep the upper surface of
the soil moist
. Every effort should be made by
the growers to nurse and protect
the plants they have left against
I A Ui J TClUKTi WW JUUIU til 1UBCV19.
I Vjrhat Can Be Dene Now
H"' Water beds where the plants are
'small or just coming up at least
: every other day. The equivalent
of 1-4 to 1-2 Inch of water at each
- application Is fine on beds at this
. stage. Plants thai are well set
' .should be watered 8 or 3 times per
week with 1-3 to 1 inch of water
to keep the plants growing. (It will
i take a little over S barrels. 280 gal
- 1rms of water to supply 1-2 Inch on
-"260 square yards). Apply water Just
ahead of the blue mold treatment
insofar as possible. Many growers
have underestimated the dry condi
tions of the soil with strong winds
f - taking the moisture up Immediately
after each shower. In many, cases
i. light showers fell Immediately af
ter the seed were sown and some
' of the .plants came up, others that
" were sprouted dried out and died.
Water at seed germination time is
i important. Larger plants are being
teat now where beds are located on
'dry thirsty soils a a result of the
tiue Mold has been" unusually
active In view of the dry weather,
i -As water is applied or when rain
comes, efforts to control blue mold
will need to be Intensified. Many
' j growers nave confused cold injury
' with blue mold and have conse-
'cjuentht been discouraged in con
- tinuing the treatment
0d results with formate, Dlth
, ane Z-78 and Panate are In evl-
dence everywhere that the growers
- are applying the treatment llber-
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EE HELD SATURDAY
Democratic Precinct Meetings
iwill be held In each Precinct In the
" County on Saturday, April 29, 19
80, at 2:00 oclock, pjn. to perfect
" - the precinct organization and to
elect delegates to the County Con
vention. Precinct meetings will be
1 held at the Town Hall In those pre
cincts In which a Town Hall Is
" located, and at the regular polling
place in all other precincts. ,
The County Convention meets at
the Courthouse In Kenansvilie on
Saturday, May 0, 1950, at 11:00
- o'clock a.m., at which time dele
gates will be elected to the State
. S!:ris Sun. 28
A one week revival service will
' open In the Warsaw Baptist Church
'A'inday evening at 7:30. Rev. Dr.
, Greenlaw, pastor, will preach the
opening service. Beginning Monday
evening services will be held at
8.00 o'clock eaeh evening with Rev.
Charles Burchette of Bladenboro
doing the preaching. Services will
be held each morning, Tuesday
through Friday, at 7.-30. The revl
,r al will dose Sunday evening. May
, 7th-at 7:S0.. :v-'V' .
Mr. Burchette is a forceful spea
ker and will bring an Interesting
message at each service. He is the
rcrilar Baptist minister at Bladen
tsro and Is a graduate of Southern
I ptlst Seminary and member of
tne General Board Baptist Denomi
nation of North Carolina. ' '
A special service of dedication
will be held at the church this after
. noon at 8:30 at which time all mer
,V chants affiliated with the Baptist
C:.urch In Warsaw will close their
r'aces of business for one hour,
" Everyone Is Invited to attend this
service and all services throughout
1 ?i Eoxscore
Mrs. Butler's Rhythm Class To Present
1950 Revue In Warsaw Friday llight
Mrs. Audrey Alphin Butler's an
nual Rhythm Revue presented by
her dance classes will be given in
the Warsaw high school auditorium
at 8 p.m. Friday night. The classes
i are composed of pupils from War
saw, Kenansvilie,. B. F. Grady and
Outlaw's Bridge. The following pro
gram will be presented:
1. Attention - Guess Who.
2. Unannounced Conversation -Back
Stage Strolls To Front.
3. Good Evening - Ben Turner,
Melvin Williams. -
4. Welcome -To Mama,. Paps -Sunbonnet
Babies, Mabel Jane
Straughan, Byrl Salyton, Connie
Frederick, Betty Britt, Mary Lou
Potter, Lura Ann Penny, Sandra
Sue Lanier, Ellen Ann Pollock,
Mary Sue Baars, Mary Allen, Judle
Pearsall, Carolyn Kay Grady, Sarah
Ann Scott, Gloria Gould Uzzell,
Carol Bradshsw, Mary Lou Rey
nolds, Edna Fay Powell,''
9. Spring Greeting - Queens,
Eleanor Gaye Herring and Jean
ette Drew. Flower Girls - Virginia
Ann Simmons, Bobbie Jock Her
ring. ' 8. Sunbonnet Babies Dance For
The Queens Let's Do A Dance.
7. My Sweetheart's The Man In
The Moon, Ellen Ann Pollock.
8. Minuet - Pageant Dancers.
. 9. Chocolate Drop Swing.
10. Sophisticate On Toe and
Beau Dianne Stokes and Nancy
11. A Little Bit Of Holland -
Dutch Girls - Byrl Slayton, Carol
Baars. Judy Rollins, Barbara Stan
cir PatS9"Jo SmttfrMiue Straughan,
Edna Faye Powell; Dutch Boys -Bill
Rollins, Bill Straughan, Keith
HobbsrFred Baars, Charles Powelkl
American wmsuers - uen Turner,
12. Irish Gayety.
13. Dearie - Lillie Mae Phillips.
14. Chinese Tea Party For Dol
lies - Chinese Dancers - Virginia
Ann Simmons, Edna Grady, Carol
yn Grady, June Ann Smith, Ralph
Jean Dotson. Dolls - Ellen Ann
Pollock,' Byrl Slayton. Chinese
Boys BiU Rollins, Glenn Williams,
Melvin Williams, Ben Turner, Bill
Straughan, Fred Baars.
15. Chattanooga Shoe Shine -Creative
18. Rhythm Band - Primary
Grades - Leader, Linda Jones.
17. Johnny and Lily Gipup -Shirley
Wilkins, Joan Walker, Jean
Walker, Ada Frances Scott Carol
yn Outlaw, Patsy Wilkins, Scarlett
Hill, Ann Houston. -
18. Salute To Ball Games - Au
drey Alphin, Millie Burch, Sarah
Alice Pearsall, Nancy Alphin, Bet
ty Phillips, Dianne Stokes, Yvonne
Patterson,' Lillie Mae Phillips.
Little Choo y Bill Rollins, Choo
Choo Fans ? Tiny Girls Tappers -Baton
Twirling - Sailors Salute -Football
Fans Boys and Girls."
19 Highland FUng. . .. K
20. Little Miss Personality of
Duplin Linda Jones. Big Person
alities of Duplin -Connie Jo Wells,
Carole Jones, Emogene Williams,
Jesse ' James; Wayland . Davis.
21. Mammy'sLlttle Baby -Gloria
Uzzell. "s v-;1'
22. Spring Ballet Blue Walts,
Orchids. To You,.. Pink Blossom
Shower. ; . .
We wish to thank Mr. and Mrs.
F. A. Mltchener for their kindness
In letting us use their Dining Room
for practice this year; and also we
thank Mrs. Paul Potter for acting
as pianist;' :.:""..: : ';f:-:
Two "Well Baby" clinics 'were
held In the county , on Tuesday.
Forty white ' and colored babies
were checked In Chinquapin. The
second clinic was held in the Health
Department Tuesday afternoon.
Forty colored babies were checked.
Conducting the chnlc were Mrs.
Helen Ballard, Health Nurse, Miss
Ines Ballard, colored . nurse, and
Miss Isabella Jones.
PLAY TO BE AT f'
"The Cannibal Queen" a play,
will be given at the Outlaw's Bridge
school on May 2nd at 8:00 p. m.
Proceeds will go towards rr-' "'" !fpt
FILES FOR SOLICITOR
LATHAM A. WILSON
Mr. Latham A. Wilson, Attorney,
has formally filed his notice that
he is a candidate for the office of
Solicitor of the General County
Court for Duplin County, subject
to the will of the voters in the
county, who will cast their votes
for their respective candidates in
the May Primary.
Mr. Wilson was reared in Mount.
Olive and is the son of E. R. Wil
son and Betty McPnall Wilson. He
received his education In the Mount
Olive High School, Washington and
Lee University and at Duke Univer
sity. He served with, the punitive
Expedition into Mexle ta 1916-
1917 and then with" the combat
forces of the Army Expeditionary
Forces of World War I, In which
he was seriously wounded but re
covered sufficiently to. finish his
education and has been engaged
in Hie practice of Law In this county
for about eleven years, although
he had previously practiced In Ala
mance County until 1930, when he
was forced to discontinue his prac
tice due to the war disabilities he
had incurred in line of duty.
Mr. Wilson married Miss Tina
Fussell of Rose Hill and has five
children, three of whom have re
ceived their degrees from colleges
and Universities in the State, while
two of his children are still In
In .talking with Mr. Wilson, one
would readily find that he has a
very definite pfaolosophy of the ad
ministration of Criminal Law, and
feels keenly that human welfare
should be injected Into its admini
stration Instead of ' the apparent
feeling of harshness.
Mr. Wilson-is a Methodist, Civi
lian,, former service officer for the
American Legion and very active
in civic affairs. '
Rose Hill merchant farmer and
contractor, Is candidate for Coroner
of Duplin County. Mr. Bradshaw
la in the race with three others
for this office. He Is well known in
Duplin, having been, a magistrate
for years. . : . 1 .
HEALTH OFFICER AND
NURSES ON TRIP TO
NEW YORK CITY r
Dr.1 G: lV. Gooding, County
tiooith off leer. Misses Mary Lee
SvfcM- Marv Alice Whitfield. Mes-
dames Mary Bowden and Mildred
Pridgeh, County Health Nurses,
left by car Tuesday, morning for
New York City to attend a meet-
-a on .."Plannp-1 r?""',hooo.
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
.The weather is always an inter
esting subject but it seems to be
taking on a more serious aspect
than just something to talk about
these days. Farmers are becoming
desperate as the 19S0 crops should
be showing good signs of life. A
lack of rain, plus cold weather,
plus blue mold has damaged all
crops to an unestimable amount.
Farmers are becoming desperate
for tobacco plants. For the past
several years there has been much
aprehension at this season over a
shortage of plants but reports in
general indicate that unless we
have some early rain very few far
mers will be able to plant their
allotment. Strawberries and other
truck crops have been cut sharply.
Last night some rain fell in the
vicinity of Beulaville and some
fell between Kenansvilie and Wal
lace. Reports from other sections
were not available at press time.
It's Commencement time in Du
plin. -Within the next two weeks
practically all schools in Duplin
will be closing. It will be a gala
occasion for most of our youngsters
and the highlights of their life so
far for the graduates. Prominent
speakers have been secured for all
graduation exercises and everyone
who possibly can should attend.
The messages are always good for
the grown-ups as well as the stu
Mrs. John E. Stanley of Wilming
ton, daughter of Mrs. J. B. Cooper
of Wallace, has been elected treas
urer of the State Federation of
Arthur James Wright, 20 year old
Wallace Negro, was sent to a Wil
mington hospital overhe week end
with a slashed throa'C!He was cut
by another negro during a week end
affray in Wallace.
PRODUCE MARKET OPEN
The Wallace Produce Market op
ened Monday. 300 to 400 crates of
strawberries were sold. Prices were
considered good. The better ber
ries brought around $12 per crate.
Gladys Bain, daughter, of Rev.
and Mrs. F. M. Bain of Rose Hill,
Was presented a World Peace Medal
as a result of a contest among the
seniors of Rose Hill High School
The Cavenaugh Old River, a tri
butary of the N. E. Cape Fear
River near Chinquapin, has been
closed from the mouth to the head,
a distance of about 4 miles. The
closing will be in effect during
the spawning season. No fishing
of .any kind will be permitted.
REA LOAN GRANTED
Rep. Graham A. Barden has an
nounced that the Rural Electrifi
cation Administration has approved
a loan of $610,000 to the Tri-County
Electric Membership Corporation.
The loan will be used to complete
a program of general improvements
and to add 231 more miles of lines
to serve 920 additional rural cus
tomers. REGISTRATION BOOKS
Have you registered? Registra
tion books will be open in the
county Saturday and remain open
for two weeks. If you are not a
registered voter get busy end reg
ister: now. ; ' - . .
SEEING IS BELIEVING
C. W. Sutton, agricultural teach
er of Beulaville, caught a Red Drum
weighing 52 pounds at Topsail late
Wednesday. Also he says be caught
another weighing about 1-3 less.
We don't know about the lighter
one. as. we did not see It but the
52 pounder is no fish story. The
brum was brought to Kenansvilie
Thursday morning and the writer
Is counting on going to Beulaville
tonight and help eat it With Mr.
Sutton were his wife and child so
Mr. Sutton we'll have to give you
a grade of 100 on this story. Next
week-we'll show you a picture of
Mr. Sutton and his catch. , ;
F. IL A. OFFICE
BEING MOVED y
The Farmers HomeAdmieostra-
tlon office which has been located
In th Sheffield bur "ling on the
second floor over rsaw Drug
f ore for tlte ps't t ral years Is
r I c 1 1 !2C9 to the
Wallace Strawberry Festival Next
Week; Program, Speakers Announced
Wilmnigfon Presbytery Youth Hold
Annual Spring Rally In Wallace
Kinston attorney and candidate for
Solicitor of this district comprising
Duplin, Sampson, Onslow and Le
noir counties, was in Duplin a few
days ago. Mr. Owens is opposing
tne incumbent Walter Britt of Tur
key. Owens is a young attorney of
Kinston. A veteran of World War
11, has been very active in civic af
fairs of Kinston since locating there
and for the past year has been pres
ident of the Junior Chamber of
Commerce. He is a native of Foun
tain. CARL BRITT
Wallace business man is a candi
date for Sheriff of Duplin County.
Carl is a native of Warsaw. He is
in the field of five candidates for
Local Check To
Warsaw Fire Dept.
The town of Kenansvilie this
week wrote a check to the Warsaw
Fire Department for 4100 as a con
tribution towards purchasing a new
fire truck for the town of Warsaw. I
Firemen of Warsaw say they are '
expecting the new truck to arrive '
next week. 1
Pink Hill Veterans To Dedicate
Willard Smith Post Hut Saturday
Members of the Willard Smith
Post 9514, Veterans of Foreign
Wars of the United States, will
dedicate their new Club House In
in Pink Hilt Saturday. George M.
Turner, Commander of the Post
states that elaborate plans are be
ing made to take care of an over
flow crowd. Featuring the program
will be a parade of massed colors
and members from the Duplin
County line to the Club House via
Main Street. The parade will start
at 10:30 a.m. At 11:00 the dedica
tion ceremony will take place at
the club house; Commander Turner
will call the gathering to order
and : the Second Marine Aircraft
Wing Band will play "Star Spang
led Banner"-1 after which the invo
cation will be said by Rev. N. P.
Farrior, Chaplain, V.F.W.9514. .
Mayor Isaac Stroud will welcome
the visitors and Commander Tur
ner will introduce the distinguished
guests. Music will be given by the
Marine Aircraft Wing Band and
Dr. Paul Whi taker will Introduce
the speaker, Dr. Frank P. Graham,
United States Senator, Benediction
will be given by Rev. Farrior and
picnic lunch served on the grounds.
The club . house will be open to
i -' ,n y the rtiWIc until . 8
Over the week end the Youth of
Wilmington Presbytery met at the
Wallace Presbyterian Church for
their annual Spring Rally. The
program began Saturday afternoon
with a meeting of Presbytery's
Youth Council, presided over by
Arnold (Tink JTaylor of Wilming
ton. At 7 p.m. the Council was en
tertained at a weiner roast by the
Wallace Youth Fellowship at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Max Morri
son, followed by a recreation and
a meeting of the Executive Com
mittee of the Council.
At 2:30 Sunday afternoon over
350 young people crowded into the
Wallace Presbyterian church. They
came from Mt. Olive south to Wil
mington, and from Clinton on the
west to Morehead City on the east.
Miss Mary Lecke Elkins led the
devotional in which she presented
the theme for the year: "To Know
Christ and Make Him Known." As
a part of the devotional program
Pete Winfrey sang "The Holy
Young People of Penderlea Clin
ton, and Whiteville presented a
skit on a Broken Down Train to
demonstrate some of the things
that can be done to make a local
Young Peoples' Fellowship func
tion properly. The skit was written
by Delanie Boney, Archie Faires,
and Bill Hood of Wallace and Jean
Calhoun of Clinton. The skit was
well prepared, and brought many
a laugh to the congregation, as well
as valuable lessons on Youth Work.
In a business sesslen, fallowing
group discussions Betty !! - Lamb
of Wilmington was elected Presi
dent of the new Council and the
following officers were also elect
ed: Vice Pres. Anne Stroud of Fai
son; Secty. Jean Calhoun of Clin
ton; Treas. Jimmy Maultsby of
Jacksonville; Chmn. Christian
Faith, Delanie Boney of Wallace;
Chmn. Growth, Pete Winfrey of
Clinton; Chmn. Works, Mary Beth
Southerland of Kenansvilie; Chmn.
Outreach, Eugene Davis, Mt. Olive;
Chmn. Comradeship, Sallie Anne
Simmons, Mt. Olive; Editor, Gene
Witherspoon, Wilmington; Histor
ian, Doris Daughtry, Faison; Chamn
Warsaw District, Earnest Mozingo,
Bowden; Wilmington District, Dic
ky Holland, Wilmington; White
ville District, Anna Avant, White
ville; Wallace Distric, Archie Fair-;
es, Wallace; Jacksonville District, '
Virginia Marshall, Jacksonville; .
Adult Advisers, Miss Eleanor Sou-;
therland and Rev. Murphy Smith.
Following the business meet ins
and a short break Kev. Krank Hall.
Thd.; pastor of the Pearsall Memo
rial Presbyterian Church of Wil
mington, in a message, challenged
the Youth to have for their great-'
est wish "To Know Christ, and the
power of His resurrection." Miss
Shelia Sutton sang a solo as part
of the worship service. After the
address the Rally came to a close
with a picnic supper.
Through the efforts of Eugene
Small, James D. Plyor, and John F,
Noecker, Willard Smith Post No.
9514 was chartered June 25, 1947,
with 30 charter members. The Post
now has 67 members.
This Post Is named in honor of
Willard Smith,, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Jones Smith of Pink Hill, who when
the call of our country was heard,
marched away with an abiding faith
in his God, his .country and his flag.
The red of put country's flag was
made redder still by his heroism:
the white, more stainlessly pure by
the motives which impelled him;
and, In the starry field of our na
tion's glorious banner, the blue
has been glorified by the service he
has given for American ideals. Wil
lard Smith was killed In action in
the Pacific on July .18, 1944.
Fires Still Raging;
Forest Fire Warden Ralph Miller
urges everyone to be unusually
cautious about fire li wooded areas.
By: M. G. CORDING
Wallace's annual Strawberry
Festival will be held May 4th and
5th and will feature a program of
education and entertainment for
the hundreds who annually flock
to the strawberry capital for the
Opening at 1:00 P. M. on the
first day with a giant parade down
the main street of Wallace, it will
close the following night with the
Sti.vHienv Ball featuring the well
known Sonny Dunham orchestra.
High stepping drum majorettes
will lead the parade with the cr3'k
Kinston Band and following in their
wake will be the bands from tbe
Edwards Military Institute and the
Wilmington High School.
Feature speakers will be Senator
Frank Graham who speaks at 2:15
on Thursday followed by Commiss
ioner of Agriculture L. Y. Ballen
tine at 3:30. All county and district
candidates for office are invited
to attend and they will be separate
ly introduced to the audience .
Strawberry judging will take
place on the second day and those
who wish to enter strawberries are
requested to have them in the
warehouse by 11 a.m. Excellent
cash awards will be offered after
which the contestants may claim
their berries and dispose of them
through the regular auction market.
Also on the second day the sec
ond annual Junior Dairy Show will
be held open to boys and girls
between the ages of ten and twen
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A Confederate Memorial Ser
vice., will be held StwdagrrMay 7th,
in the Preabyterian Church tn War.;
saw. Davis Henderson, young Wal
lace lawyer, will deliver the after
noon address and will be Introdu
ced by Rivers D. Johnson, Jr. of
Warsaw. Invocation will be by the
Rev. Jerry Newbold. Tbe Presby
terian Church Choir will render
special music at this time. Taps will
be played by Ralph Best, Jr. The
public is urged to attend.
The first county-wide work ex
hibit of the white schools of
Duplin County will be held In
the Kenan Memorial Auditor
ium In Kenansvilie oat Thus
day and Friday, April XT and
28. The public Is Invited to see
this display which will bo
made up of booklets, maps,
sewing-, wood work and all
types of work from the ele
mentary and high schools of
the county. Tbe auditorium
will be open to visitors froaa
3:00 o'clock to 6:00 o'clock
each afternoon. This exhibit Is
in no way a competitive event.
There will be no Judging and
no prises will be awarded.
K VERY DAY LIFE
By: Mrs. Howard Joiner
A rather buxom woman was
standing in a crowded street car
trying to find a token for car fare.
All her pockets had been tightly
buttoned as a precaution against
pickpockets, and na little commo
"Please, Madam, let me pay your
fare," said a man beside her. "No
indeed", she replies as She continu
es to search, "I've got the fare here
"I'm sure of It," said toe man,
"but I'd like to pay your faro. Far
you see, you've unbuttoned my sus
penders three times already."
North Carolina is suffering one of
the worst outbreaks of forest fires
in its history. There is hardly
enough equipment to go around.
Last week Duplin was hit by a
number of fires. Many have been
reported this week. Mr. Miller
calls attention to one fire in parti
cular. On Monday a fire broke out
in the area between Friendship
and Bowden and burned more area
than has been recorded by Mr.
Miller since he has been fire war
den. More than 2000 acres were
burned over before the fire was
gotten under control. At one spot
tbe fire Jumped across a space
of more than 800 feet to start an
other conflagration. 20 men saw
the fire leap. By. Monday sugbtv
more than 100 people were in-the'
woods fighting fire. The fire start
ed in an area where no one should '
have been. The cause la unknown.