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VOLUME NUMBER EIGHTEEN
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it - teGrvrV t if
; R. C. GODWIN ; '
of New Bern, Commander of the
North Carolina Department of the
American Legion who will speak
; at the Installation of officers of
the Chas. R. Gavin Post tonight at
8.00 o'clock at theLeglon Hut In
I V I Chapel, where five roads come in the foreground at left, was dead f w ,d , v V ., . f- f, , , I
I VV th s,.,v ,ftrnAn Tmv wh.m admitted to-Wavne Memorial Prolman WnitaKer ot Warsaw saia " i -.V" I
11 years old - was bought from
Mrs. Becky Hewett, ShaUotte, q.
t i for $10.00 and was, brought to Rose
Hill In 1930 as a two months old
: - Had first of twins In 1945 while
, (Ming loaned to Mrs. Sprunt Han
l chey.as a milch cow. '..
y Had second set In the spring of
- t 1948. ,
' A triple surprise wnen on May
'. 6, 1950, she had .her third set of
V Had one calf between each set
f of twins - so she has had eight
' calves since 1945. Eight calves in
five years. Wonder if any cow in
' i the county has made a better record
for heneUT T ? .i ? '- -
i Before she started having twins,
she was "Just another cow among
itia Iim-A . and no unenial record
j"-"Wai kept of her calves. I do know,
.i nowever, ion we iu.uu Bjieut lur
her was money well Invested. I
have had several good offers for
her as she is a. very gentle cow as
well as an excellent milch cow -i
but my answer has been and still
- Is: "NOT FOR SALE",
i Mrs. Wm. R. Teachey.
Duplin Negro Is
w (Ben Miller a member of the Ke
" , nansville 4-H Club, a County Corn
Champion for 1949, has also gained
recognition In the state program.
, News reaching R. E. Wilklns, Dup-
1 lln's Negro County Agent, that Ben
Miller has been .declared State
f t WUdUfe. Champion for 1950. W. C.
1 Cooper, State Negro 4-H Club
Specialist, made the announcement
M after reviewing the records of, all
i 4-H members taking part' Km.;, i.
In connection with his project of
i conserving .wildlife on his farm,
Ben did the following things it
Made a sketch of the farm show,
ing fields, hedgerows, fences, pas
tures, etc.; Wrote up plan carried
out for growing crops for wildlife
feeding; Made wildlife survey In
cluding game animals, fur bearing
animals, hawk. owl. song and In
sect eating fcirda.; Made plant sur
vey of trees, . shrubs, vines and
other food and cover producing
plants which furnish food and pro
tection for wild life. .
Ben Miller had recently been in
vited to attend the annual 100 Bu
shel Corn Club banquet at A. & T.
College In Greensboro, The banquet
was sponsored by the North Caro-
i f e & Producers Association
r r to adults, veterans and
, r. -(.-, inking the
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SUDDEN -- And PERMANENT!
That describes the death which re
sulted from the collision at Rones
Chapel, where five roads come
together Sunday afternoon. Troy
Williams, white, of Blizzard's cross
roads, going from Mt. Olive, turn
ed into the Garner's Chapel road
In 'front of the car of Clarence
Alleged DrinkinBY; In.' peck; One Killed, Three
Injured, And Driver CliS3Witn Man-Slaughter
Rev. Addison Hosea
Faison Graduating Class
'Profit by the past and then for
get it, work in the present and plan
for the future but don't worry
about It", was the topic of Rev.
Addison Hosea's address to the
graduating class of Faison High
School last Wednesday evening,
May 17th. Rev. Hosea Is rector of
St. Gabriels Episcopal Church of
Faison' and of Saint Paul's Episco-
pal Church of Clinton. His address
was delivered to a near capacity
audience in the Faison school au
ditorium. .The program for the' evening
was: Invocation, Rev. J. Murphy
Smith, pastor of Faison Presbyter
ian Church; Salutatory, Dotty Rec
tor; Chorus "The Recessional", Ver
na Taylor, Jean Justice, Jean Aman,
Belle Lee, Mary Baugham and Ann
Warren; Presentation of Speaker,
H. T. Ray; Address, Rev. Hosea;
Song,,. "America", audience; An
nouncements, C. L. Fouts, principal
of High School; Presentation of
8th grade diplomas, Mr. Fouts;
Awarding of High School Diplomas,
Mr. Ray; Valedictory, Donnell Tay
lor; Song "God Bless America",
audience; Benediction, Mr. Smith.
The seniors receiving their di
plomas were: Dotty Rector," Mild
red FalsOn, John Groome, Johnnye
Howard, Henry Precythe; James
McCumber, McCoy Best John Ed
gar Jordan, Louise- Williamson,
Grace Price, Judine Kenney, Alice
Fire BostospStore Bui!!npnd
" Kenansville awoke from a mid
night sleep Monday night to find
one of its oldest store buildings
and the old Pickett stables being
consumed by fire. Around midnight
m motor freight truck passed
through town and" the driver aaw
a small fire between the Dall bro
thers store and the Pickett stables.
An old small office building was
squeezed between the two and a
fire had started, apparently, In
the building. Originals unknown,
the driver gave the alarm and H.
D. McKay ' and A R, Bland were
soon at the scene. They gave a gen
eral alarm and the Warsaw and
Wallace fire trucks were - called,
Before the trucks arrived the twi
bullflings wore conletely
i iirmii'MTII iii' inn nil L I 1 ' JP ""WS I k " JBi
Jones, colored, of Mt. Olive, -who
was going to town. The cars met
almost head-on. Jones, shown lying
in the foreground at left, was dead
when admitted to" Wayne Memorial
Hospital. Williams Is being charged
with manslaughter by Patrolmen
and officers who investigated. At
right Mrs. Williams is being placed
Bradshaw, Edward Byrd, Donnell
Taylor, Donald King, and Willis
Melvin Cording of Wallace,
prominent dairy farmer, will speak
over WRRZ Friday evening at
6:45. The public is urged to tune in
on this special broadcast.
Open In Pink Hill
Pink Hill's newest business Is
now open for business. The Brewer
Drug Company located In the store
formerly occupied by T. A, Turner
Co. Furniture Department The
building has been remodeled in
every respect. The new business
carries a complete line of drugs,
patent medicines, cosmetics . and
toiletries. Soda Fountain service,,
magazines, smokes, etc.
Brewer Drug Company is own
ed and operated by Mr. and Mrs.
W. E. Brewer who have moved to
Pink Hill from Kinston. Mrs. Brew
er is a registered druggist and all
doctor's prescriptions will
two buildings? The Warsaw fire
truck arrived first-and about five
minutes later the Wallace truck
arrived. The entire conflagration
was soon gotten under control.
Only a shell of the building housing
C B. Sitterson's office and Brown'
barber shop was left standing of
the. four wood . buildings, ob
Dall's grocery store roof caught
one time as did Service Motor Co.
building but both were extinguish
ed before serious damage was done.
Window glass was broken In sev
eral buildings, s ; aJJteV' !":
; Most of the loss was covered by
insurance it was said, except the
Picket stables which, carried no in
surance. Attempting to get an estl-
i loss t 9 Times was u"" le
r " V a s' " ""
almost head-on. Jones, shown lying t she will reC0Ver. Pa- I t J -- I
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
in an ambulance, where she
taken to a kinston hospital. Latest
reports say she will recover. Pa
trolman Whitaker of Warsaw said
Jones' death was the sixth high
way fatality for Duplin this year.
(Photo by Vaden Brock).
promptly filled. She Is the former
Marsha Hood, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J.C. Hood of Kinston. Mr.
Brewer is a native of Kinston and
is connected with the new Knott's
warehouse. They have twin dau
Be Next Week
The State Highway Commission
called for bids this week on 17
more highway projects in the
States mammoth road building
program. . , '
The bids were the second sec
tion of a double letting totaling
43 projects and approximately 300
miles of road. Contracts will be
let at a commission meeting June
Included in the projects was:
Duplin-Onslow - 21.46 miles of
grading, paving and structures
from a point on NC 24 in Kenans
ville through Beulavlfle to Junc
tion NC 24 and US 258, also bridge
over Middletoa Mills Creek ap
proximately three miles west ; of
Kenansville. , y
Twentieth of May Armed For
ces Day - plan to observe itj in your
own way. ' ' - ' ;";
recently purchased by Henry West,
was to have been torn down this
Winter and a : new modern brick
building erected. Paul Ed Dall's
hot dog stand and pool room occu
pied it and Mr. Dall said it was
partially covered by insurance.
Sltterson and the barber hP MVed
all their properties.. yf
On the whole it is generally con
sidered by the townsfolk as a for
tunate fire in as much as it came
on quiet night-Tire wind was not
blowing and on- arrival of the fire
trucks everyone felt , that all, ad
joining property was safe. Had; it
not been for the Wallace and War
saw fire trucks the center of this
county seat town might have t en
wiped out 1 '" " "t the t rt
hon-. It ! t "ie p' '"
FRDAY, MAY 26th, 1950
Was l. g TLrf" . 1 I 5
Duplin Girl Is
More than 450 persons jammed
the Pink Hill High School auditor
ium Tuesday night to see the Vet
erans of Foreign Wars crown Miss
Eleanor Gay Herring of Albertson
as their beauty queen. She will
compete in the State VFW con
vention, which will be held June
1-4 at Hendersonville.
Second place went to Miss Ann
May of Pink Hill, while Miss Jewel
Ann Sheppard of Albertson won
Final selections were made after
the girls appeared in evening dress.
Tommie Shepherd, radio announcer
from ,Mt. Olive, was master of
ceremonies. Judges were Mrs .Jack
Brock of Trenton, Vessie Balkcum
of Goldsboro and Rod Jones of
The Willard Smith Post No. 9514
of the VFW sponsored the event,
with merchants from over the sec
tion paying the sponsoring fee for
the various contestants.
Those competing were Sue La
nier of Beulaville, Frances Quinn,
Ann Ruffin, Janie Turner, Peggy
Jo Stroud, Hilda Lee, Sally How
ard, Lou Ann Davis, Carolyn
Smith, Polly Weston, Catherine
Hill, Mary Nell Kennedy,, all of
Pink Hill, Anise Kelly of Mt. Olive.
RPD, Kate Boggs of Beulaville,
Martha Southerland of Albertson,
Eleanor Grace Futrell of Potters
Hill, Marie Prater of Outlaw's
Bridge, Ramona Batchelor of Beu
laville, and the three winners.
The Duplin County Choir will
meet for practice in the Kenans
ville school auditorium Friday ev
ening at 7:30. Choir leaders urge
that each community be represent-
ed at this meeting.
The Model Theatre ad found on
theatre page this week is incorrect.
See Model ( ad on back page for
correct schedule of pictures - for
next week. " f i, '
; V On N. TV Highway
Killed' May. 19 - May 22 -
I-,? s.inie dates v...
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Clarence Jones, Negro, Killed
Instantly; Mrs. Troy Williams
Dies; Sixth Fatality in the
County This Year.
Troy Williams, young white man
of the Blizzards Cross Roads sec
tion of Duplin County, is being
charged with manslaughter by
State Highway Patrolmen following
an accident at Rones Chapel Cross
roads Sunday afternoon at 6:15.
Clarence Jones, 45. colored res
ident of Mt. Olive, was dead on ar
rival at Wayne Memorial Hospital
following the collision.
According to Patrolmen Whitaker
of Warsaw and William Wright of
Mt. Olive, and Deputy Murray Byrd
of Faison, who investigated, Jones
was driving his car towards Mount
Olive, when Williams, driving a
truck, started to turn across the
road and crashed almost head-on
into Jones' car.
Reports from Wayne hospital
and Memorial hospital in Kinston,
showed the following injuries:
Williams received a crushed
arm, cuts and bruises.
Mrs. Williams, 35 years old, in
a Kinston hospital, suffering from
a compound fractured skull, bro
ken pelvis, condition listed as
Bessie Jones, 45, colored, wife
of Clarence Jones, sustained a
compound fracture of right leg,
right arm and nose, in addition to
lacerations about the face and head.
All the Negroes were taken to
Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Investigation brought out, accord
ing to officers, that Williams was
speeding, and also under the in
fluence of alcohol.
A Pink Hill report said Williams
was driving a Reo truck owned by
Seth D. Turner of the Maxwell
Mill community, his landlord.
Gerald Jones Hurl
In Fall From Truck
Gerald Jones, son of Sheriff and
Mrs. Ralph J. Jones of Warsaw re
ceived., painful injuries and was
temporarily unconcious as the re
sult of a fall from the front fender
of a truck, driven by his brother
Charles, Monday morning.. The ac
cident occurred on a dirt road com
ing from Sheriff Jones' farm near
Magnolia. The boys had been set
ting Out tobacco plants and were
on their way to Warsaw at lunch
i Or. ; JJ; W". Straughan" treated
young Jons for bruises and and
i ns on i i, ' 't and legs. le
Tomorrow, May 27th, is Primary
election day in Duplin. It is the
duty of every registered voter to
go to the polls and cast their vote.
A poll of folks in various com
munities throughout the county
place the probable votes cast to
morrow to be around 7,000.
The Primary on the whole is
considered rather quiet. There has
been some hard work for sure and
very noticaible is the fact that there
has been no mud-slinging among
Duplin candidates. All candidates
admit that it has been clean.
Leading off the ballots will be
the United States Senate race with
Frank Graham being opposed by
Willis Smith, Bob Reynolds, and
OUa Ray Boyd.
Other state races are between
Emery B. Denny and Oscar O.
Efird for state supreme court and
Waldo C. Cheek and Hoke R. Bos
tian for insurance commissioner.
In the county races the sheriff's
contest has stolen the spotlight with
incumbent Ralph Jones being op
posed by Gurman Powell, Albert
Outlaw, George W. Bradshaw and
Carl Britt. In the race for district
solicitor Walter Britt is opposed by
Frank Owens. In the state senate
race Rivers D. Johnson, Lewis W.
Outlaw and J. R. Grady are fight
ing it out; Hubert Phillips and
Jamas A. Powers are opposing
each other for county judge; Grady
Mercer is being opposed by L. A.
Wilson for county solicitor and
coroner C. B. Sitterson is being
opposed by M. B. Cavenaugh, John
Ivey Thomas and Hix Bradshaw.
There are three races for county
commissioners. In the 2nd district ,
L, P. Wells is being opposed by
LeRoy Simmons; in the 3rd, Ar
thur Kennedy is opposed by O. Q. '
Lanier and in the 5th, Dallas Jones
is opposed by W. H. Fussell.
There are township constable
races in each township. There are
a total of 54 candidates to be voted
in in the county alone.
Go to the polls and vote. Vote
your conscientuous choice.
MOTHER OF LOCAL
MAN DIES IN ROSE HILL
Mrs. Dora Marshburn Murphy,
age 70, died Wednesday night at
9 o'clock at her home near Rose
Hill, after a lingering illness. She
was an active member of the Con
cord Baptist Church. Funeral ser
vices will be held at 3 p.m. Friday
at Oak Plain church with burial in
the church cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Mr.
Danny Murphy and the following
children, Clarence of Kenansville,
Grey and Bill of Penderlea, Mes
dames Harvey King, Clarence Swin
son of Washington, D. C, Bob
Murphy of Alexandria, Vaj., 14
grandchildren and 1 great grand
child. TURNER COMPANY
IN NEW QUARTERS
The T. A. Turner Company in
Pink Hill started Monday morning
moving into their handsome new
building across the street from
their previous location. The store
is modern in every way and would
be a pride to any city. Pink Hill
and the surrounding community
will find it a convenient place to
do their shopping.
EVERY DAT LIFE
By: Mrs. Howard Joiaer
Recently a census taker stopped
at the large house next door.
Among her many questions were,
"How many servants do you em
ploy?" The tired little woman re
plied, "I have two, a gardner and
a laundress." After the census
taker got the desired Information
as to their hours, salary, etc., she
proceeded to go. Calling her back,
the little woman, with a twinkle
in her eye, said, "Oh, I forgot an
other servant who lives here. She's
the main one because shea on duty
from dawn until night every day,
Sundays included.;. 'When asked
about her salary- and hours,," etc.,
she replied, "Oh, she's not paid.
Course she gets her food and a
few dollars every now and then,
and maybe a eoat if the old one
wears out but the has no regular
salary, and no time off unless she's
sick." The census-taker was very
astonished vend exclaimed, 'But
don't you know this It against the
law? Just where is this poor, over
worked and underpaid woman?" .
The little womaa mo sf7 f "ed, '
"" "n, you're "' "" " v?r..