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iVILLE, N. C.
TUE DUPLIN TIMES
FRIDAY, MAY 19th, 1950
'A LOOKIII' UP
Br a! m. davis ''
. When we look at the progress
; our town and community makes
-.' from year to year we are Inclined
to overlook those who have played
a prominent part in Its develop.
' ment. I am not speaking In terms
of 'the big fellows who have- had
lf the assets and money to do things
but in terms of the little fellow
H who had nothing to start with and
. .. grew into a man to be admired
' and respected by his fellow men.
We have among us several such
. -men who go about their business
day to day not looking for praise
or recognition for what they do or
havft done but we feel that some
. kind of recognition should be giv
' en them.
It is interesting to watch differ
ent men as they grow up and be
gin making a way for themselves
in this world. Some, it seems, have
a knack for making money, some
are always having hard luck, some
work hard and save and others
just don't give a darn. I suppose
it takes all this to make a world
but it does seem unfair to see some
of our fellow men to have to work
and still suffer as they do.
Some say that success is luck
and it can be at times but from
. observation I can assure you that
09 and 9-10 part of the time it is
the result of hard work and deter-
initiation and I don't think any
-; young man will go wrong if he
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starts out life with this thought in
There are several examples of
local men who started from noth
ing and made-good but I will cite
only a few cases. Maybe they will
not like what I have to say about
them but be that as it may, they
I certainly deserve some kind of re
cognition. I Some years ago there moved a
! family out on the old Farrington
. place. They were tenant farmers
' and as such were not able to give
their children any too much edu
cation. One of the boys in the fam
i ily had visions of something great
er than being a tenant farmer and
set about remedying that situation.
I I don't know .much about this boy's
. life and if he had known what I
had in mind when I questioned
him casually about himself I would
know much less.
This boy grew into manhood and
married a local girl about 16 years
ago. He told me that when he got
ready to get married he had only
$30 in the bank and he wrote a
check for $10 to cover the nec
essary costs. Immediately after In
got married the bank closed and
took the remaining $20. Taking in
ventory of their plight after the
bank closed showed that they need
ed a box of matches and all they
had to pay for them was 4c. His
wife had had a little money in the
bank at Calypso and its closing
took that also. This situation is
what the young couple had to face.
Many of us would have been
whipped and would have gone
about the business of remaining a
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tenant farmer. We would have gone
to the first landlord we could have
found to rent a place end gone
through the same old procedure
of having him run us till the fall
and , then pay practically all we
made to him. But this young fellow
had other plans and set about
making them come to life.
He undertook what very few of
us would have ventured into. He
bargained for a plot of land from
Miss Winnie Faison about 5 miles
out of Faison. He took that land
and paid a considerable amount
for it and paid every penny of the
cost at the end of five years.
Today Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bass,
many of you have guessed who I
was referring to before reading
thus far, are the proud possessors
of one of the finest farms and one
of the finest homes in this com
munity. Many people are visitors
in their home and expressions of
admiration are heard from all who
Sam has used his head as well
as his hands in doing what he has
done. Although he had very little
prluratinn. he has practiced modern
methods of farminj? and stock rai
sins. Sam and Pearl have worked
and saved and today they and
their three children have some
thing to show for It.
Another example of a man even
more handicapped that Sam Bass
has accomplished the almost un
believable, lives out near him.
This man is also the son of a ten
ant farmer. His father's circum
stances were even worse than those
of Sam's. They had nothing but
this man also had visions.
It is understood from reliable
sources that this man, as a boy,
walked 7 or 8 miles up into Samp
son County many days and worked
in the turpentine woods all day
and walked back home that night.
This is only one instance of the
hardships he had to endure. He
received no education at all.
But today he is a man we can
all be proud to know. Mr. and Mrs.
Calvin Hobbs have reared children,
educated them and continues to
be a firm believer in education. He
owns a fine farm, modern and up
lo date. He uses modern methods
of farming. All buildings on his
fnrm are well kept. Electric ap
pliances are provided in his home
md he is a good up-right citizen
of our community. He is a man we
like to see come around for a chat.
He is not able to work like he
used to but he still trys to do his
With men like Sam Bass and
Calvin Hobbs to show us how, is
there any excuse for many of us
to grumble when things seem
blue at times?
The Faison baseball team lost a
game to Suttontown last Saturday.
The final score after 14 innings of
play was 7 to 6. Sunday's game in
Faison was postponed due to wet
Rhones Chapel plays at Faison
on Saturday May 20 and the same
teams play at Rhones Chapel on
PTA ELECTS OFFICERS
The PTA held its final meeting
of the current school term Monday
May 8 in the school auditorium.
Principal business was the election
for the coming term.. They are:
Pres. Harvey Cobb; Vice-Pres. Rev.
Marion Aycock; Secty. Miss Laura
Mae Waters; Treas. Doan Blount.
A summary of the activities of
the year was given by the principal.
Announcement was made that all
parents of beginners for the coming
term will be requested to furnish
the school office with a birth certi
ficate as proof of the child's age
before Its registration will be con
sidered complete. Parents are urged
to comply with this request.
Following business a program
was rendeder by the Rhythm Band
making its initial public appear
ance, and the Community Choral
Club. The group then retired to
the lunchroom for a banquet sup
A capacity audience was in at
tendance Sunday afternoon to wit
ness the annual sermon to the grad
uating class.. Speaking from the
theme: The More Perfect Way, Rev.
M. S. Branch, Principal of the Dou
glas High School, Warsaw, advised
the graduates to follow the advice
of the Apostle Paul in his letter
to the Corinthians to follow a more
perfect way, the way of love. In
cluded in the service were two se
lections by the Choral Club, the
anthem "Send Out Thy Light" and
the spiritual "I'm Goin Do All I
' Commencement was held Wed
nesday evening and featured an ad
dress by Mr. N. L. Dlllard, Prin
cipal of Caswell County Training
School of Yanceyville. Miss Mylie
P. Cobbs delivered the Salutatory
Address and Miss Mary P. Wright
the Class . Valedictory, Diplomas
were presented by Mr. C. W, Dob
Mm of the C. W. Dobbins IT' 1
By MARY BAVGHAM
The Executive Committee of the
Faison PTA met in the school
building May 11th at 2:30 p.m.. The
president Mr. J. B Stroud presided.
It was decided to have four regu
lar PTA meetings during the school
year 1950-51. The first meeting
to be the second Monday after
school opens. There is to be an exe
cutive meeting with the teachers
and interested parents before the
regular meeting. The treasurer re
ported $45.37 in the treasury.
Rev. Dennis Kmlaw, pastor of
the Faison Methodist Church de
livered the baccalaureate sermon
to the graduating seniors last Sun
day evening. Special music was
furnished by the High School
Choir's rendition of "Praise Ye
Jehovah" and a vocal solo, "The
Holy City", by John Groome, a
senior. Accompanists for the sing
ing were Mrs. B. F. McColman at
the piano and N. F. McColman
with the trumpet.
"Letting Gnrl help in planning ;
the future, was Rev. Kinlaw's
theme. "Ask Gods help in select- .
ng a mate or in making a decision
regarding life's work. Use the
Christian way and the chances of
failure are greatly lessened."
Marshals, selected from the
Junior Class on the basis of scholar
ship were: Mary Lou Hill, chief;
Clara Lane, Esther Price, Floyd
Sutton and Charles Lee. Class mas
cots were Janet Oats and Steve
1 Awards and certificates were
presented in chapel Friday, May 11
by Principal C. L. Fouts. Those re
ceiving writing certificates in high
school were: Marion Kalmar, Irma
Byrd, Carolyn Wilson, Shirley
Bland. Faye Kennedy, Julia Taylor,
Margaret Swinson and Anne Mose
ley Bowden. Katherine Wells re
ceived a junior high school certi
ficate and Dennis Price an ad
Those receiving grammar grade
certificates were: Jannelle King,
Virginia Boone, Robert Bland, Jan
et Lane, Ruby Hare, Tommie Fai
son, Ray King, Jimmie Bailey, Mor
ris Lewis, Charlie Bell and Bar
bara King. Excellence in writing
certificates were awarded to Ben
Parks, Nannie Ruth Summerlin and
Perfect attendance certificates
were awarded to: 1st grade - Dough
Kennedy-, and Kenneth Avent; 2nd
grade J. W. Byrd, Kay Sutton, and
Linda Strickland; 3rd grade - Wade
Taylor, and Cederlck Jackson; 4th
grade Annette Davis, Rudy Oats,
Doris Faye Byrd, Nancy Clifton,
Martha Best ,and Ned Cottle, 5th
grade - Norma Rush, Rose Lindsay,
and Bobby Miller; 6th grade - Lar
ry Bailey, Bert Lee, Eleanor Bow
den, Geraldine Miller, and James
Robert Cooper; 7th grade - J. C.
Warren, Anne Moslley Bowden . and
Katherine Wells; 10th grade - Ver
na Taylor, Jerry Fouts, and Nancy
Byrd; 11th grade - Julia Ann Pre
cythe and Mary Lou Hill.
Awards given In sports were:
football 19; boys basketball 10;
girl's basketball 12; and baseball 9.
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Electric and Acetylene Welding
Announcing The Opening
JIMMY LINDSAY'S PLACE
(Formerly Annie Williamson's Stand
Located Back of J. H. Darden's Store)
HOT DOGS, HAMBURGERS,
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before those long hot summer drives
It will save you gas and a lot of worry
P. G: ADAMS
LL .VICE STATION
Members of the Faison Presby
terian church and several towns
people from other churches cele
brated. "Family Night"' last Friday
night' in the church. .
The-young people of the church
put on 'a program prior to a picnic
supper-pertaining to family ties
and its importance. Mary Baugh
am led the program and was as
sisted by Belle Lee. John Groome,
a member of the young people's
choir, rendered a solo number
After supper the group played
several games and the whole group
seemed to enjoy the gathering very
Figures presented to the mid
century fact-finding conference of
the Insttute of American Poultry
Industrues, held recently in Kan
sas City, show that North Carolina
broiler producers are among the
best in the nation in the manage
ment of their flocks, according to
Professor R. S. Derrstvne. head of
the poultry department at State
The average Tar Heel producer
now markets his broilers at 10 to
12 weeks of age, compared to 12-14
weeks in 1940, and the weight of
the birds when marketed is 2V6 to
3V4 pounds, compared to 2Vfc
pounds a decode ago.. This record
is exceeded only in the New Eng
land States, where broilers reach
an average weight of 3', - 4 pounds
in 10 - 12 weeks.
Other statistics showed that the
average flock size in North Carolina
is now 1,000 - 1,500, compared to
400 - 500 in 1940, and that four to
five broods are reised per year
as compared with only three breeds !
per year in 1940.
BASIS FOR CORN WAR
The 1950 "corn war" between
North Carolina and Virginia began
this week as Extension Service of
ficials of the two states announced
they had agreed on the basis for
The winning state will be the
one whose average yield shows the
larger percentage increase over the
average for the 10-year period 19-40-49.
Last year, when Virginia
won, the contest was based on the
bushels-per-acre increase over the
average for 1937-46.
North Carolina's 1940-49 ave
rage was 25.6 bushels per acre;
Virginia's was 32.8 bushels. If the
Old North State makes the same
average yield it did last year, the
increase will be about 27 per cent.
If Virginia repeats its 1949 record
their increase will be about 30 per
cent. On this basis Virginia would
The terms may seem unfair to
North Carolina, but Dr. E. R. Col
lins in charge of agronomy thinks
otherwise. He points out that Old
Dominion farmers have had several
good seasons for corn, and they're
overdue for a bad year. In addition,
Virginia growers have adopted corn
hybrids much more rapidly than
have Tar Heel farmers, and North
Carolina can expect larger Increas-
FAISON, N. C.
es in the future as more and more
hybrids are grown.
NOTICE OF SALE
The undersigned, Chas. F. Cates
& Sons. Inc.. will sell to the high
est bidder for cash at the plant of
Chas. F. Cates & Sons. Inc., in the
Town of Faison, North Carolina,
on Monday, May 29, 1950. at twelve
o'clock M., the following described
personal property, to-wit:
44 used closed redwood tanks.
11' 5" in diameter on the bottom,
10' 11" in diameter on the top, 8'
6" high, 2 " staves, 3" bottom
Sweet Potato Plants
Ready To Pull
SOUTHERN PRODUCE DISTRIBUTORS
J. M. FAISON
FAISON, N. C.
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and top, flat iron hoops, 4900 gal
lons capacity each.
These tanks were shipped to
Chas. F. Cates & Sons ,Inc, by A.
Greenspon Pipe Company, Inc.,
under contract dated 9-11-47 and
were not acceptable and they are
being sold for the account of A
Greenspon Pipe Company, Inc., for
the purpose of satisfying claims
Mold by Chas. F. Cates & Sons, Inc.
This the 15th day of May ,1950.
Chas. F. Cates & Sons, Inc.
Faison, N. C.
Wool ifone of the leading agricul
tural raw materials imported into
the United States.
FAISON, N. C.
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