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VOLUME. NUMBER EIGHTEEN
Tv;en!y Seniors And Large Audience
. Hear Congressman Barden Here
" Congressman Graham A. Barden
- delighted the 1950 graduating Class
of TCenansville High School and
their audience. Tuesday night when
he delivered the annual address.
Mr. Barden is chairman of the Com
mittee on Education In the U. S.
House of Representatives. He chose
for a subject, public education as
we know It here in contrast with
.-, education In other countries of the
world.. He related things he saw
, - and learned not so long ago when
he toured Europe and made a study
of their educational systems and
the affect of United States moneys
( being spent there In rehabilitating
j-the war torn countries. "".
.Congressinah - Barden - compli
mented Duplin County on being a
V county with, a: balanced economy
ii and citizenry interested in educa-
' tion, good government and good
, schools. Hepaid tribute to Kenans
ville as being a town long noted
- for its interest ' In education. He
; called for a 1950 showing of "The
Duplin Story". Kenansvllle, he said,
is a center of culture and edu
cation in this part of North Caro
lina. North Carolina has done a splen
, did job with her schools, he-said.
- This state is ahead of many but -is
' far behind many. There is yet
plenty' to be done to improve the
' educational system in North Caro-
Una. He recognized the sacrifices
that school teachers have made in
this state. With everything else
';, high ' they have gone along and
s carried on their work with salaries
i, out of line with, other professions.
' Referring to Democracy and
freedom as we know It in the Uni
" ted States he said our obligations
' of the present are to pass on to on
; i coming generations the -freedom
and Democracy that we are . now
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duced by Editor J. H. Grady . Key.
A. D, ; Wood opened the prograjp
, with invocation. Following Mr.
. Barden's address Mrs.. A. D. Wood
. ' sang a solo '"Thiols My Task.
' Supt .O. P. Johnson made some re-
marks and Principal Z. W. Frazelle
presented the medals and awards.
Valedjotorlan Suson Brown gave
her valedictory address. Principal
1 Frazelle presented diplomas to the
following . graduates:
Donnel Cobb Alpliin, Callie Inez
Brock, Nancy Marie Brock, Edna
' t Erl Brown, Susan Butler Brown,
,. Grace Knight Carroll, David Ervln
Cherry, Everette Maynard Dail,
. ' Annle Belle Goodman, Robert
Cheek Ingram,-Evelyn Christine
R Outlaw, Haliton Glenn" Qulnn,
( ' Emily Jane Rlvenbark, Jack Davis
' ,r x Ross, Polly Frances Rouse, Susie
t' Ellen Sandlln, Lottie Taylor Smith,
Mary Elizabeth Summerluv James
Milton Wagstaff , and Robert Frank
( Un Williamson.
, . Mascots were Ruth Reynolds and
Wayne Brown. ' -'
' - Marshals were Mary Catherine
Bryan,, chief, Mary Sue Burch,
r Juanita Dunn, Frances Patterson,
Sarah West Outlaw, Angela Dau-
(htry and Ernestine Jones.
Rose Hill Boy Making Prog
6enator Clyde R. Hoer Visits
Welford Teachey at the Kabat
Kalser Institute, Washington, D, C.
' i On N. C, Highways .
Killed May 5-8
I M'ired same dates
' 1 t'ru May 8, this year
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. MRS. DAVID WILLIAMS
President of County Council.
Mrs. . David Williams, President
of the Duplin County Council of
Home Demonstration Clubs, has
been active in club work for about
20 years. In the local Rockfish club
she has served as Secretary and
President for several terms.
During the -last four consecutive
years she has held the offices of
Secretary and Vice President of
the County Council. Her work as
County Council President - which
began in January . 1950 will con
tinue for the next two yean.
CANCER CLINIC REPORT
Harry Kramer' of Wallace, chair
man Of the 1950 Cancer drive in
Duplin announces that Calypsoand
'Rose Hill are the first two com
munities to. report completed
4$e. TheySKetiiaiie top;
Tuevdjfy ihornfng brought light
frost in some sections of the county.
It Wasn't heavy enough to do any
damage, reports said.
AIRFIELDS FOR COUNTY?
According to a Washington, D. C.
report the Civil Aeronautics Ad
ministration has listed 87 places In
North Carolina at which it believes
airports should be built or impro
ved. Included in the list is one
new airport for Kenansvllle and one
' Reports from all sections of the
county say that by the middle of
next week nearly all farmers will
be through transplanting tobacco.
There' will, of course, be some ex
ceptions. Most farmers have been
able to secure plants and are now
re-setting. The million dollar rain
a few days ago relieved the critical
situation and everybody is in much
'Last week many merchants thru
out the county reported a nice in-
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At Nation's Capitol
By Bessie F.' Johnson
Three cheers for a brave North
. "He Is working hard to recover,
and he is Improving very definite
ly. The- other patients don't pity
him they admire him for his per
severance. He is a diamond in the
rough," Dr. Rene Caillietr skilled
physician in charge of the Kabat
Kaiser Institute, Washington, D. C,
speaks of Welford Teachey, his 19-year-old
crippled patient from Rose
Hill, N. C. .. .
These words will hearten friends
back home whose contributions
made possible , this professional
treatment in the Washington insti
tution which has pioneered in re
habilitation of patents - suffering
from neuromuscular afflictions, ce
rebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, he
miplegia, and related diseases.
. Victim of a muscular ailment
since the age , of seven, young
Teachey entered the Institute the
past December, unable to walk and
with but little use of his body. As
the more severe cases require a
longer period of sustained profes
sional treatment, further funds are
needed for continuance of the care
which apparently is proving so benefit-
ah v:: -v. -"
. He ftRhts to plough through d!s
lc "ve iniiwlej to a bW"' t-
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MRS J. B. TORRANS
Mrs. J. B. Torrans has been a
member of Penny Branch Club
since spring, 1943. Shortly after
she became a member, was elected
Secretary and Treasurer of this
club, serving 4 years; then in 19
48 was elected President.
There were 14 members on roll
when she took office. During her
two years as president the enroll
men increased to 34 members.
Under her leadership the club
house was reroofed, painted, ce
me'nt steps and twelve chairs ad
ded, also silver and china were giv
en to the club on its anniversary.
All leader's programs were given
and demonstrations when Home
Agent Was absent. By her en
couragement more members at
tended 'County Federations and
The Fall Federation 1948 her
club won first place in exhibits,
second place in club score, second
place in attendance. Spring Fed
eration 1949, won first place on
table arrangement along v$th
several other prizes and ribbons.
Fall Federation won first place In
club score of 106, second place in
attendance "V)r Tl axtisbers, and
third place in exhibits. ' . J
At this meeting she vai install-1
ed as Secretary of Duplin County
Council of Home Demonstration
Clubs for year 1950-51.
The Kenansvllle piano pupils of
Miss Anna Hines played in the Wil
mington - audition May 8.' Each
pupil had prepared ten pieces.
These contests are being held all
over the nation and the children
are graded by comparison. Mrs.
Isobelle Hutchinson of Dallas, Tex.
judged the Wilmington audition.
All Kenansvllle ratings were very
high. Millie Burch, Sally Newton,
Sarah West Outlaw, Angela Dau
ghtry, and Mary Sue Burch receiv
ed Superior Ratings. Barbara Mit
chell, Jean Weeks, Johnny Daugh
try and Betty Ingram received ex
. Use of 2, 4-D chemical weed
killer Is not recommended in the
small home garden.
' - Mrs. Helen '. Rodgers, physical
therapist at the Kabat-Kaiser In
stitute, Washington, D. C, works
faithfully with her patient, Welford
Teachey of Rose Hill. V
With further advance in the use of
arms, hands and upper body, there
are those who foresee him finding
ing a trade and fitting into the so
cial and business world along with
his more fortutwte f 'low citizens.
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KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
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MISS HILDA CLONTZ,: Duplin County Home Demonstration
Agent. Miss Clontz came to Duplin in 1944. She faced a big opportun
ity and a big problem. Though not so large herself she tackled the job
with all her vim and the record speaks for itself. In 1944 there were
275 club, women in Duplin County. Today there are 750. Since Mi9s
Clontz came here nine new clubs have been organized.
Miss Clontz is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. R. C. Clontz of
Marion, N. C. Mr, Clontz is Pastor of the Presbyterian Church there
and is remembered in Duplin as he once served as Superintendent of
Home Missions in the Wilmington Presbytery, making his home in
Wilmington. She is a graduate of Queens-Chicora College in Char
lotte. Before going into heme demonstration work she taught home
economics at Aberdeen. f'.
MRS. iTAL'i'ER RHODES
First Vice Chairman of the 19th
District Federation of
Home Demonstration Clubs
Mrs. Walter Rhodes was elected
First Vice Chairman of the 19th
District of Home Demonstration
Clubs at the District meeting held
in Jacksonville on April 21, 1950.
The 19th District is composed of
Onslow, Lenoir, Pender and Du
Mrs. Rhodes is a Charter member
of the Cabin Home Demonstration
Club which was organized January
11, 1941. She served as President
of the Club for two years in 1943
44 and at the' present time takes an
active part in all work of the club.
Mrs. Rhodes was elected Duplin
County Council President in 1946
and served in the office two years.
During this time the attendance
at County Council began to in-
J crease and much credit goes to Mrs.
Rhodes as she started and closed
the-meetings on time and was most
faithful in being, present herself.
In 1946 the county won the gavel
for having the most women present.
Mrs. Rhodes is always loyal and
faithful in anything that she under
takes and will make a fine District
: The Lions Club of Warsaw ob
served Landies night on Monday
night when they were hosts to
wives and sweethearts at their
supper meeting at ,7 o'clock at
Mitchener's Dining Room. Lion
Sterling Marriner presided . and
welcomed the ladies. . Mrs. James
A. Rackley presented a vocal num
ber and was accompanied by Miss
Betty West. Miss West also render
ed a number of piano selections.
Earl Whltaker, president of the
lit. Olive Club was a visitor. There
rs 31 who enjoyed the evening.
FRIDAY, MAY 12th, 1950
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MRS JAMES KING
Treasurer Duplin County Council
Home Demonstration Clubs
and also President of Mavsvllle
Home Demonstration Club: Mrs.
King has been a member of the
club since it was organized about
A nice gathering of Duplin Dem
ocrats assembled here last Satur
day morning for the bi-annual
gathering of party members. F. W.
McGowen called the meeting to
order and invocation was said by
Rev. Jerry Newbold of Warsaw.
David Henderson of Wallace was
elected permanent chairman of the
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I C. H. Pope, v'ociuon 'agriculture teacher, Duplin County, who
-sees good future for blueberries in. this section .examines some
buds for insect damage.. The North Carolina Experiment Station
has 22,000 plants on field test in this area. .
District Report Duplin County 1949-50
Home Demonstration Clubs Given
At the present time Duplin Coun
ty has 27 Home Demonstration
clubs with an enrollment of 727
The growth of the clubs during
the past year cannot be counted
only in numbers since many of the
old members just became active
during the past year. The clubs in
the county did however, add 190
new members since the last District
Thirty Citizenship programs
were held by the club women last
year with an attendance of over
1000. The clubs who did not finish
their citizenship programs last year
p'.an to do so in 1950.
The outstanding project on Heal
th lor the club women has been
the aid that they have given to the
County Health Nurses in holding
Graham Cites Support of Party's Program
Senator Frank Graham declared
Thursday at the Wallace Strawber
ry Festival that as a Democrat he
supports ' the Democratic Party's
program in general but had made
it clear repeatedly that he does not
support the compulsory FEPC, the
Brannan farm plan or the Murray
Dingell bill which is the so-called
socialized medicine measure.
Graham spoke to a strong gath
ering for the annual festival. He
congratulated the people of Duplin
and neighboring counties on the
strawberry festival as a stimulus in
the development and Improvement
of the choicest strawberries for the
markets of the nation.
MRS. VALLIE CAMPBELL
Mrs. Vallie Campbell, J3eulaville,
is Extension Secretary to the Home
Demonstration Agents, Miss Hilda
Clontz and Miss Alta Lawson, and
County Agents, Mr. L. F. Weeks
and Mr. V. H. Reynolds. Mrs.
Campbell will have completed 12
years of service in agricultural
work in June in Duplin County,
of which 5 years and nine months
have been for the Duplin County
Farm and Home Agents of Ex
tension Service, the remainder of
the 12 years with the Triple A.
convention and made a short talk
pleading for harmony within the
party and an all-out fight against
the G. O. P. Miss Catherine Bowen
was elected permanent secretary.
Duplin County was entitled to 41
delegates and 41 alternates to the
State Convention held in Raleigh
this week and they were named by
a nominating committee. A reso
lutions committee was named and
they adopted the usual resolution
pledging allegiance to the Demo
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Buds For Insect Damage
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Well Baby Clinics in the county.
The County Health Nurses have
visited most of the clubs in the
county and explained the services
offered by the Duplin County
Reading certificates were given
for the first time in the county in
a number of years. The number was
10; small but the women hopes
that this next year the number will
increase as the Bookmobile reaches
more and more clubs of the county.
Some of the clubs have done
outstanding work on recreation for
their families, while others need to
work on this feature of their pro
gram. All of the clubs have bad to
work on at least one recreation
program for their families while
some have has as many as five.
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About 1.000 persons heard Gra
ham. He was introduced by Mel
vin G. Cording, president of the
N. C. Jersey Cattle Club and mem
ber of the Wallace town council.
Senator and Mrs. Graham rode in
the lead car of the parade opening
ing the Strawberry Festival.
He emphasized his support of the
present agricultural parity price
support program. He recalled that
he had voted to improve and
strengthen the program with ad
justment of inequities in cotton ac
reage allotments and stricter con
trol ol potato production. He said
he also favored improved services
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MISS ALTA LAWSON,
Clubs Special Edition
This issue of The Duplin
Times is your annual Home
Demonstration Clubs edition.
It will be recalled that prior
to the War the Times issued a
special edition each epring
for the club women and at the
request of the Duplin County
Clubs we are pleased to re
Inaugurate this annual edition.
There are more than 759
club women in Duplin County.
This issue Is a history and
resume of their projects, aims
and accomplishments. Most of
the stories were written by the
club wonu'n and the pictures
were supplied by them.
We hope you club women
enjoy reading the results of
your labors and are sure that
our thousands of other read
ers will be delighted to read
about your work. Farm life
in Duplin would be a dull and
drab existence were it not for
our Home Demonstration club
We want to particularly call
your attention to the ads in
this issue. Many of the ads
were sold by the club women.
Without the support of the
merchants this Issue would not
have been possible. Read their
ads and patronize those mer
chants. J. R. Grady, editor
Lucy Turner, young daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Graham Turner of
Pink Hill, fell from a porch in Pink ,
Hill Mon.W morning, breaking ,
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