VOLUME NUMBER EIGHTEEN
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
FRIDAY, JUNE 2nd. 1950
in Casts Largest Vote; Graham,
' The shouting and the tumult !
dies as Duplin settle down to
more quieter days following the
largest election ever to be held In
the county. A total of more than
7.000 votes were cast In Saturday's
primary to surpass all predictions.
Dupllqltes apparently yielded to
., the call M all office-seekers that
the most Important thing in this
election and la the one to follow
An the fall Is to get out the vote.
Judge Hubert E. Phillips led the
ticked with 5,049 votes followed
- closely by Jones with 4,718 votes.
Phillips swamped hir only oppon-
. ent former district solicitor James
A. Powers by 5,049 to 1,956 voter.
Jones trampled his four opponents
.- for sheriff leading his nearest op
ponent Gurman-Powell 4,713 to
2,079. United State Senator Frank
J3raham got a clear majority in the
"Senate race leading Willis Smith
4,305 to 2,769. State : Senator Riv
ers Johnson snowed under Us two
opponents, Lewis Outlaw and J. R.
Grady with 3,903 votes to take a
majority. C. B. Sltterson led the
' coroner's race, topping his nearest
opponent John Ivey Thomas 2,717
. to 2,678. To date Mr. Thomas has
not notified the press, as to whether
he will call a second, primary. He
is entitled to because Sltterson did
not win a clear majority.' Robert
Carr, candidate for the House of -Representatives,
R. V. Wells, can
didate for Clerk of Court, Albert
Hall of Wallace and Ai P, Cates of
Falson, candidates for County Com-
mlssioner were unopposed, i
In the other commissioner, races
L. P. Wells topped his onljr oppon
ent LeRoy Simmons In the 2nd
commissioner district; Arthur Ken-
wnedy won a dear majority over O.
Q. Lanier In the third., aid, Dallas
Jones Hefeated W. russeU-In,
.. the first . ; .-.j,' ? ii
In the district solicitor race In
cumbent' Walter Britt defeated
Frank Owens for. the short term
475 to 1,283 and for the long
term 4,379 to 1,198. Britt also car-
- rled Onslow and Sampson Counties
. while- Owens carried only Lenoir
-County. ., "t ' -
.. In tee township constable races
where, there was opposition the
"following figures were given:
Island Creek township, A. R.
Maready 532, E- E. Raynor, 302.
-Magnolia, W. B JTissner 269, W.
W, Evans 137; Limestone Julian W.
Smith 885, Albert A. Carter 272.
Albertson Paul Lee 273, Wm. Car
ter 166. Falson D. D. Brown 255,
EM.-Ellis 218, Ralph Langston
- Figures In two other state-wide
contest for justice of the supreme
court and Insurance commissioner
see table for figures.
Nut grass may soon be controlled
by the- use of chemicals.
A Grandson Of Duplin
Loads of luck T. C, and may the
weld hold forever and a day.
Wallace, Duplin's southern me
tropolis, edged ahead of Warsaw
in population during the 1950 cen
sus. -Wallace counted avtotal of
1613 people and Warsaw counted
1596. Warsaw has been Duplin's
largest town almost since the
county had towns. Both towns were
hoping to be on top and both made
efforts to extend their city limits
before the census count but were
BY A.T. OUTLAW
From the Dickson family name
in Duplin has come a long list of
distinguished educators, legislators , A hot lrey gpark called love com.
and statesmen, comparable perhaps, pietely welded together one'of our
to wai oi any larauy in ine oouiu. , iocal mechanics, T. C. Summerlln,
Included In the list, and most . tn MtM Evelvn L nnise Blaplcburn of
outstanding at this time, is Dr. Warsaw in marriage last Sunday
rrarut roner uranam, emwnue afternoon, May 28th, in Dillon, S
rresiueni oi Hie suw univeraiiy
and widely known as a great Ameri
can, who is now serving as North
Carolina's Junior United States
Colonel John Dickson, the foun
der of the family, was a native of
County Down, Ireland, and came
to the section via Chester .County,
Pennsylvatia, about the year 1744.
He promptly became identified with
public affairs and served as a mil
itia officer, member of the Colonial
Assembly, and as Clerk of the
County Court. He was well educat
ed and his handwriting among old
records is a model of excellence.
He died on Christmas day, 1774,
leaving a large and prominent
Major Robert Dickson, one of
several sons of the emigrant, was
an outstanding Revolutionary pat
riot. He was a member of the State
House of Commons for many years
and of the State Constitutional
Convention of 1789. His first wife
was Catherine Pearsall and their
daughter Ann was the fourth wife
of Captain Kedar Bryan of Sampson
. , .Captain James XJltkaon,- another
son ef the emigrant, was a Revolu
tionary patriot' He was Register of
Deeds in Duplin for a period of
twenty-eight years. His first wife
was Dorothy Pearsall and their
daughter Eleanor married David
Sloan, Jr., whose family, like the
Dicksons, had come to the section
from County Down, Ireland.
Dickson Sloan, son of David, was
an outstanding citizen of Duplin
and Sampson Counties and repre
sented Sampson in the State House
of Commons and the State Senate
for many years. His wife was Cath
erine Bryan, daughter of Ann
(Dickson) and Kedar Bryan, and
thev were the parents of Dr. David
Dickson Sloan who was the mater
nal grandfather of Senator Graham.
' Durina the elghteen-forties Dick
son Sloan and family resided in
Kenansvllle on what has since been
known m "the old Hotel lot" near
the court square. The same lot had
nrevlously been occupied by the
maternal grandparents of another
United States Senator, the Honor
able William J. Harris of Georgia.
Gets High Post
C. B. Sltterson, Jr. son of Mr.
and Mrs. C. B. Sitterson of Kenans
vllle, his been promoted to a high
office in the administrative end
of the Institute of Paper Chemistry
in Appleton Wisconsin. Mr. Sitter
son has been with the Institute for
several years and at a recent meet
ing of the organization Jie was ap
pointed 'administrative secretary of
the school. The Institute in Paper
Chemistry Research is maintained
by leading paper manufacturers
throughout the United States. At
a panel discussion on "Some Major
Technical Problems Facing Indus
try" recently, Sitterson was one of
the principal speakers.
1950 Census Puts Wallace Slightly
Ahead Of Warsaw In Population
unsuccessful. Loyal boosters of
Wallace contend the town would
nearly count 3000 if all adjoining
suburbs were in the city limits.
Warsawites believe the same thing
would be true of Warsaw.
The 1940 census showed War
saw's population at 1,483 and Wal
lace as 1,050. A gain for Wallace
of 563 while Warsaw gained only
Pink Hill Veterans Choose A Deluscious Queen
Drunken Negro Instantly Killed
, By Falling Under Moving Truck
MISS ELEANOR GAY IIERRINP.
of B. F. Grady, queen of the Veter
ans of Foreign Wars beauty contest
at Pink Hill Last week. She was
selected queen from a group of
more than 20 girls entered in the
Your Duplin Pin-Up Gtrl
contest by sponsoring firms. Miss
Herring will enter the State VFW
contest at Hendersonville this
'It will be recalled that she played
the role of school teacher In the
James Freeman, 42 year old
Negro t Wallace, was killed in
stantly Monday morning aboulNone
o'clock when he fell' in front of a
moving truck In front of his home.
Coroner C. B. Sitterson investiga
ted and impaneled a jury who
found that he came to his death
as a result of an unavoidable acci
dent. According to Sitterson, Willie
Sloan, Negro driver of the truck,
carried Freeman home as he was
in a drunken condition. Freeman
was one-legged and after he alight
ed from the truck his crutch ap
parently slipped and he tell under
the front wheel as the truck was
moving off. It ran over his entire
body from the foot of the whole
leg across his head, breaking his
CENTER NOW OPEN
The Warsaw Recreation Center will
open for the season Monday, June
5th with Miss Barbara Jean Thomp
The center again this year is
sponsored by the Warsaw P. T. A.
It will run for 10 weeks. Children
under six years of age will have
to be accompanied by mother or
Of all the corn grown in the
North Central States, about 94
is planted with hybrids.
Report For State
Faison Produce Market Opened Monday
f The Faison Produce Market op
, - ened last Monday morning one day
' prior to its scheduled opening date,
w The date set about a week ago was
' ' to be on Tuesday, May 30th.
- Favorable growing conditions
made much of the local bean crop
" ready tor picking last Saturday and
many of those that remained in
the field until Monday were a little
too old and .the quality was not as
. good as was expected.
Demand was active on the open
ing and the better grades of beans
brought from $3.75 to $4.00 per
basket and the poorer grades from
$2.50 to $3.00. There were 2121 bas
kets received on opening day.
Yellow squash was bringing on
Motor vehicle fatalities were up
nine per cent in April as compared
with the same month last year, the
North Carolina Department of Mo
tor Vehicles reported.
Eighty-two persons were Killed
In traffic accidents in April and
963 injured with 1,991 accidents re
ported; 63 of the accidents were
fatal, 563 non-fatal and 1,366 pro
perty damage. There was a 29 per
cent increase in reported traffic
the opening market from $1.00 to accidents and a 23 per cent in-
$1.50 per basket. crease in injuries as compared
j ii. '" 1 With April, 1949.
Alarms In freezers are essential Duplin County reported no fatal
for warning when power goes off. 1 accidents, during the month.
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daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mason
Brown of near Kenansvllle who
was valedictorian of the 1950 Grad
uating Class and voted best all-
round girl In the class.
DUPLIN CHOIR PLANS
TO COOPERATE WITH
THE "DUPLIN STORY"
The regular monthly meeting of
the Duplin County Choir met last
Friday evening in the Kenansville
School Auditorium at 8 o'clock.
After discussing their program of
work, it was deoided, in view of
the approaching showing of the
Duplin Story, that the Choir dis
continue organized activities tem
porarily in order to devote its time
and efforts toward full cooperation
with the Duplin Story Choir, which
is expected to begin work shortly
in preparation for the Mid-Century
showing of the Duplin Story to be
given on September 7, 8, 9, 11, and
Sarecta scene of "The Duplin Sto
ry" and is expecting to play the
same role again this year. She is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Herring of the B. F. Grady section.
Photo by Chas. Kraft.
Congressman Barden Moves Up;
Heads Powerful House Committee
Killed May 26-29
Injured same dates
Killed thru May 29, 1950
Killed thru May 29, 1949
Injured thru May 29, 1950
Injured thru May 29, 1949
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son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Quinn of
near Kenansville. He was voted
best all-around boy by the faculty.
Pink Hill FFA
The Pink liill chapter .-.f Future
' Farmers of America rule as district
champioh of the FKA and parlia
' mentary procedure contest held
Saturday morning at Clinton. Pink
Hill represented the Southwood
Federation in the contest, which
was for the second district of vo
cational agriculture students.
' Willie Heath of Swansboro, an
; other Sounthwood Federation rep
; resentative, was also named winner
of the public Speaking contest. He
won out against five contestants
from other federations with a talk
on "Better Management - Better
Communities." He received a $15
award for being selected as the top
entry. Heath's teacher is Olen Wood
who is teaching his first year at
Swansboro in the vocational de
partment. Heath and the Pink Hill group
will take part in the State contest
the second week in August.
The Pink Hill team won the
contest at Southwood February 21
over teams from Richlands, Deep
Run, Contentnea, LaGrange, Moss
Hill, Wheat Swamp, Jacksonville,
White Oak, Alliance and Trenton.
Second and third place in the
contest went to the Herring chap
ter from Sampson County and the
Grantham chapter from Wayne.
Three other teams competed: B. F.
Grady of Duplin, Evergreen of
Columbus, and Central of Cumber
Members of the winning team
were Mark Sutton, Donald Howard,
Bobby Hicks, George Howard,
Thomas Byrd, and Adviser John
E. Johnson, vocational agriculture
instructor and coach of the team.
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, MAGNOLIA . ' '
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171 v 609 175 783 5 4 28 84
111 188 102 286 2 8 51 43
: 49 00 v 71 95 3 0 100 T
. 74 " 188 237 228 2 1 230 l67
i 58 214 53 180 1 2 84 129
' 49 264 68 275 0 4 52 94
46 . 152 38 84 3 4 7 111
' 50 : 238 28 179 2 2 2 93
43 ' 238 21 137 3 3 6 130
77 887 82 577 12 4 ' 11 144
02 '168 13 128 3 11 ."" 62
j 39 . " 169 36 ' 249 1 . 2 2 31 -
4S. 198 41 203 0 3 6 53
1 23 ' 49 12 ? 44 . 0 3 0 18
51 " 71 60 59 4 0 3 86
'467 ,442 s 135 457 . 8 17 17 172
89 89 81 89 4 0 0 64 ;
: 128 128 275 221 131 1 6 88
186 , ' 147 189 ' 202 , 5 1 1 11 203
148 436 164 - 253 8 11 . 81 370
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1956 4663 1842 V 4713 194 73 664 2079
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33 367 381 71
31 142 89 58
8 r 22 126 14
25 j 87 265 78
If 7 133 135 37
1 16 51 278 27
Jt IB 114 2
V I ' 226 38 2
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- . -8. , 9 629 48 12
''51,. 109 18 3
; . 67 : 79 76 17
101 Vi 70 65 10
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139 . 91 285 122
,15 ;," 57" 40 ;. 34
i 11 68 69 292
- 11 119 134 111
'-11 105 476 53
634 2678 2717 1002
(From Goldsboro News-Argus)
The death of Rep. John Lesinski
(D. Mich.) Saturday will move Rep.
Graham A. Barden of New Bern In
to the chairmanship of the import
ant House education and labor
committee, and presumably will
revive chances for passage at this
session of federal aid to education
Barden's elevation to the chair
manship of the committee will give
the North Carolina delegation the
top posts on three major house
committees. Reps. Robert L. Doug
hton of Sparta and Harold D. Coo
ley of Nashville bead ways and
means and agriculture, respectively.
Action on federal aid legislation
has been blocked during this ses
sion of Congress largely by the op
position of Lesinski to proposals
by Barden and others to proscribe
limitations on the use of federal
funds, for the protection of state
controls of schools.
But with Barden in the chair,
it appeared probable that the com
mittee would reopen the matter
and, because the House is well
caught up with its schedule, the
chances for floor action appeared
Miss Jery Ann Quinn, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Claiborne Quinn
of Warsaw, graduated from Wom
an's College of the University of
North Carolina, Greensboro, this
week. Miss Quinn received a Bat
chelor of Arts degreef majoring In
social sciences. She hopes to secure
a position in the welfare depart
ment of Duplin or some nearby
county. Mr. and Mrs. Quinn spent
the week end in Greensboro attend
ing the graduating exercises.
U. S. SENATE
341 159 133
99 58 19
203 - 420
225 115 30
207 132 299
3903 1873 1259
,2769 4305 249- 54
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Emory B. Denny 3041
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