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VOLUME NUMBER EIGHTEEN
Lightning Strikes All
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(. -An electric storm, struck with all
Its fury in the heart of Millertown
Tuesday about one o'clock .when
the cluster of Miller houses were
' threatened with destruction and
lightning came so close to taking a
. "life W two that it killed a dog
standing only four . feet from a
; little "child. One house was set
' 'afire, switch boxes blown from
'the walls and electrical units burn-
ed out.,. . ., i v
-V According to Balph Miller, the
'."' storm struck almost suddenly. He
' and Mrs. Miller were In their home
. when they heard two strikes sim-
ultaneously. He and Mrs. Miller
- ''ran from the living room -to the
rear of .the house, one going one
way and the. other another .They
; "met in the kitchen where they
found large turner in the elec
tric stove burned out and both the
lorest fire system and the regular
. telephone system burned out. The
wall switch had been knocked from
the' wall. 'They heard Mrs. Ashe
Miller," Just across the way holler,
. and running discovered the light
- ning had set a curtain on fire in
their kitchen, burned put the water
heater, water pump and electric
" stove. Lightning was still flashing
" sharply when. Ralph ran to the
water spicket in the yard for water
to put out the fire in the kitchen.
" At Jartjes Miller's house velectric
' fans and other electric equipment
was burned out. A short distance
way at a tenant bouse lightning
. struck and killed a dog while it
' was standing only four feet from a
small boy.. The poy was not hurt.
To Duplin County
- i r-vJust l&1Tixpresrarpntel. it loreigfiJfisionarV in
rftwion'mV recent entanglement
with the law. I was apprehended
between Warsaw and Wallace, N. C,
rday,,''Jone Vf elued wltft
ceedlni1 the -speed limit by ten
nxlles per hour. I was required to
oo.-t bond of $36.00 which I con
sidered rather high, However, loa
Jsajtuulng to -iiCenansville Monday
mnornlng, June 19, it cost me an
additional 20 cento to be taken
care of promptly to as not to have
to lose a whole day of my vacation.
Cpl. Brooks, the arresting officer
was a very courteous and high
type of policeman. The Judge, clerk
of court, etc., I also found the be
. But, for a first offense speeding
charge, I consider $36.20 in excess
of a fair charge. My home originally
was In North Carolina and I have
been -coming hire 5 for the .past
five yfears for Vacation. However,
this shall probably be my last va
.cation in.t)iese parts. During these
years I have recommended it as a
nice vacation spot and have Influ
enced at least four persons besides
my -wife to "come here . for their
vacations. .'". ,"":;',r:-':--
Since I won't be back, I' don't
suppose,' any one will read this
anyway. Still It makes me feel a
little .better to get It off my chest.
" William H. Batton,
Ukv 632 Ridge Rd. S. E.
Washington, D. C.
MOVES INTO THE tip
GAVIN Hou;;: ilU ?
The DupUa Board of Education
and Superintendent's Office moved
into new quarters this week. The
old Gavin home on the Courthouse
square- has been purchased by the
county and the interior renovated
and converted 'into office space.
The crowded offices of the super
intendent of schools were transfer-
red from the courthouse this week.
A new brick" vault has been con
structed to care for vital papers.
Th mmerintendent's offices oo-
ewt downstairs offices and
twb'upstalrs offices For7 the first
time the white and colored school
supervisors wjllv have office ; in
" "The following prayer was copied
from the Office of Luby Bell Motor
Company in J'tC 've a few d
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Out; Fires Started
REV. J. T. HATTER, J.
native of Abineton, Va. who has
been called to the pastorate of
Grove Presbyterian Church in Ke
nansville and Hallsville Presbyter
ian Church in Hallsville. Mr. Hay
ter moved to Kenansville the first
of June and is now living in the
old James Sprunt house .the church
manse. He fills the pulpit in Ke
nansville each second and fdurth
Sundays and at Hallsville each first
and third Sundays. He is not yet
an ordained minister having come
here directly from the Seminary.
A special ordination service will
be arranged in the near future.
Mr. Hayter is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. T. Hayter, Sr. of Abington.
He attended Kings College in Bris
tol, Va.-Tenn. and Union Theolo
gical Seminary in Richmond.- He
is preparing for foreign mission
work and expects to go to Korea
in a year or so. He probably will
remain with the Kenansville-
Hallsvllle churches until he goes
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been since October. 1M8- Mr. Hay
ter has another sister, Ann Preston
Hayter,' who is tOW married this
summer.'His. -parents are farmers.
MVaytt .sert'ed World War
II foe YT mbnUisi seeing 10 months
service on Europe in the Medical
Corps, v . . - '"
Gastonia Girl Is
Charlotte, June 20 Fannie Sue
Falls, 19-year-old Gastonia blonde.
was crowned beauty queen Monday
night to represent North Carolina
Lions Clubs in the International
Lions contest in Chicago next
' Miss Falls, a tall junior at Ste
phens College in Columbia, Mo.,
won the title in competition with
14 other Tar Heel beauties Inclu
ding Miss Anise Kelly of Kenans
Miss Kelly was accompanied to
the State Convention in Charlotte
by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Em-
mett Kelly and Mr. and Mrs, -Gilbert
Visit In Kenansville
Candidate. Willis Smith of Ral
eigh, , seeking to replace Senator
Frank P. Graham as United States
Senator, made a whirlwind tour
of Duplin last week. Accompanied
by a motorcade and led by Robert
L. West of Warsaw, Smith's Duplin
manager, he visited Falson. War
saw, Magnolia, Rose Hill, Wallace,
Chinquapin, Beulavllle and Kenans
ville. Small crowds gathered io
hear him at each stop. - ; "
On Wednesday of this s week
Senator Graham opened his tour
through Duplin after spending
Tuesday night in Wallace, by visit
ing M. L. Lanier's Store, Chin
quapin, Lyman, Beulavllle, Kenans
ville, Warsaw, Magnolia, Rose Hill
and Teachey.-Small, crowds gath
ered, io he? him at ' aU places In
Warsaw wh they gathered in the
Legion Hut Senator Graham was
intre by Senator .Rivers D.
John ,t; Representatives from Ke
nansviile, Warsaw, Smith; 'Albert-
son, GlissonC Wolfesfrape and Fai
son townships hearj him. He? was
THxmipanied on hll touf-by Bill
Miser, a white boy from Fayette-
Ville,4not a Negro as anas beFla,
ir' .1) wim vM appointed by
r f ' ' West Point.
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Field Day At Coastal
The Coastal Plain Vegetable Re
search Farm will hold lis iirsi
field dav on Monday. June 28. All
farmers of this area are invited to
attend. A number of specialists
will be present to explain the ex
periments being carried on. Mr. A.
A. Banadyga, manager of the sta
tion, will be In charge of the dis
cussions and the tours to the var
The program of the meeting is
1:30 - 1:40 P. M. Welcome to the
Station and introductions - Cecil
Thomas, Director of Test Farm,
N. C. Department of Agriculture.
1:40 - 2:30 P. M. The Needs for
Research in Vegetable Crops in
the Coastal Plains - The Program
of Research at the Farm - Ralph W.
Cummlngs, Associate Director, N.
C. Agricultural Experiment Station.
2:30 - 4:30 P. M. Visit to the
Field Plots. The group will have
the opportunity to observe the re
search being conducted on the fol
lowing crops: cantaloupes, cucum
bers, lima beans, snap beans, Irish
potatoes, peppers, squash, sweet
potatoes, sweet corn, tomatoes and
Specialists will be present to ex
plain the work in detail.
Emphasis will be placed on the
following: (1) Control of the corn
ear worm and other vegetable in
sects - Paul Rich ter and Georjc
Jones. (2) Diseases of vegetable
crops - Don Ellis and Howard Gar
riss. (3) Vegetable Varieties, breed
ing, and growing Warren Bar
ham and Henry Covington.
Farmers Begin To
Duplin farmers will afarly all be
knee deep In the tobacco fields by
the middle of next week. Reports
say that a few scattered farmers
in Cypress Creek and Limestone
Townships began lugging last week
and by the end of this week a large
number of producers in all sections
of 'the county will be harvesting.
The crop in general is reported
to be good. Most farmers are op
timistic and are looking forward
toward a good fall. What with 50
cents tobacco predicted and with
a much better yield assured for
Duplin this season, farmers and
merchants may look forward to -a
happier fall. Hundreds of farmers
who did not pay or who barely did
last fall, and a few held over from
the fall before, . should come out
on top this year.
The seasonal rain last week came
just right as some of the primings
were beginning to show signs of
burning. Many farmers predict
thy will be through their housing
by August 1st running about one
to two weeks ahead of last year.
Officers of the Kenansville Pro
duction Credit Association attended
the annual directors meeting of the
North Carolina Production Credit
Association held at Atlantic Beach
Monday and Tuesday. Harry Cald
well, head of the North Carolina
State Grange, made the address
and a talk was heard from Julian
Scarborough, president of the Fed
eral Land Bank Of Columbia.
Attending from the local organi
zation were Eugene Carlton, presi
dent; Garland P. King, secretary
treasurer; Fred Outlaw, vice presi
den and Major Sutton, director.
.The Kenansville community Va
cation Bible School is now under
way at the Methodist church. This
year It Is under the supervision, of
the Methodist Church with Rev. M.
K. Glover heading the school. He Is
being assisted by-Rev. J. T. Hayter
of the Ideal Presbyterian Church.
Student .assistants who ae here
helping as teachers and in other
capacities are: Miss Molly Honey
of Wallace who will be a student
at Flora Macdonald next year; Miss
Mary Wlke of New Bern who will
attend Greensboro college next
year; Miss Betty Waller of Kins-
ton, student at Piemer uoit.;i
Vina Jennette Miller of V'V -rr
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KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Man Nearly Dies Ho
A few days ago officers from
Warsaw were called to Ernest Arm
strong, white man, near -Warsaw
who had been injured when struck
with a bottle. The bottle crashed
on his left cheek leaving gashes.
It was 3:00 o'clock in the morning.
Town officers called deputy sheriff
Perry Smith. Doctors were called
from Warsaw, Clinton, Rose Hill
and Kenansville. One doctor was
contacted in Warsaw and he stated
he had just returned from an OB
case and was too exhausted to go
out. Another in Warsaw was ill.
Rose Hill was called and could not
get the telephone to answer, ac
cording to Chief Police Coombs.
He said a doctor was called from
Clinton and replied that it was
out of his territory. The County
Health Officer was called, he said,
and was told he did not' have the
equipment to take care of the case.
All this time the man was bleeding
profusely, he said. Mrs. Vann, of
the Health Department, was then
called in Clinton and she Instructed
them to get an ambulance and rush
the man to a Wilmington hospital.
He was carried to the hospital be
fore bleeding to death and his life
was s?ved. If there had been a
doctor available for first aid with
in a reasonable time the man would
not have lost so such blood and the
taxpayers of Duplin would not be
out the hospital and ambulance ex
pense. Better still. If there had
been a hospital in Kenansville the
whole affair would have been a
simple matter and the costs would
have been negligible.
Board Members) Meet
In Raleigh Jun 30th
Three directors will be elected
to the 10 member board of the
Flue-Cured Tobacco Cooperative
Stabilization Corporation at the
fourth annual stockholders' meet
ing in Pullen Hall, State College,
Raleigh, at 11 A. M. Friday, June
30, it was announced today.
General Manager L. T. Weeks,
Raleigh, pointed out in making the
announcement that three directors'
terms -.- which runfor three years
- expire annually Directors whose
tenure expires this year Include
:T. W. Allen, Creedmoor, N. C;
Joe Blount, Lorls, S. C; and D. F.
Bruton,' Adel, Ga.
Nine of the. directors are elect
ed by the membership, while the
10th is the public director, appoint
ed by the Governor of N. C. E. Y.
Floyd, Raleigh, director of the plant
Food Institute of N. C. and Va.,
was re-appointed Public Director
for 3 years by Governor W. Kerr
Scott a year ago.
Reports on the operation of the
373,000-member organization, that
guarantees farmers a floor of 90
of parity for flue-cured tobacco
sold at auction, will be presented
at the meeting. Weeks said. He
added that full reports of the past
year and entire period- since the
Corporation began in August 1946,
will be made.
"Everyone at the meeting," Mr.
Weeks said,! ''will have an oppor
tunity to .express himself on the
work of Stabilization. We expect
a large crowd and hope that every
one Interested in tobacco product
Ion and marketing will attend If at
Miss Annie Raye Raynor, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Raynor
of Beulaville, a 1950 graduate of
Beulavllle. high school who com
pleted' a business course there, has
accepted a position as secretary
and clerk to County Solicitor Grady
Mercer. ; -i H V::
MRS BUTLER ATENDS
DANCE SCHOOL j
7 Friends and pupils of 1
rey Alphin Eutlef wllf.be"'
In knov "" ' - -"Mere
the SUTiimei. 'tl
FRIDAY, JUNE 23rd, 1950
The Kenansville Lions Club
held election of new officers at
their regular Wednesday night sup
per last week. The following offi
cers were elected to serve for an
other year: President, Garland P.
King; vice presidents, Leo Jackson
and V. H. Reynolds; secretary
treasurer, L. F. Weeks; tail twister,
Billy Lewis; lion tamer, G. E.
Alphin; directors, D. S. Williamson
and L. H. Quinn.
Boll Weevil Control
Should Begin Now '
By L. F. WEEKS
Poispning should begin now if
you haven't already begun to
"Fight the Boll Weevil". Boll wee
vils have been found in all major
cotton growing counties in the
state. It is now estimated that about
2-3 of the overwintering weevils
have already come out of hiberna
tion and are causing a great deal
of damage to terminal buds and
squares which are now beginning
to form. A good number of farmers
have already started dusting and
reports indicate an excellent kill
of adult weevils where materials
were applied properly.
37r (BEC) with 5 DDT is giv
ing good results. 20 percent Toxa
phane is also giving equal results.
Either of these should be applied
properly, avoid windy weather and
dust at weekly intervals. The con
trol program should be started im
mediately if not already begun.
Shortages of insecticides have been
reported in some areas and growers
ate advised to purchase amount of
poison necessary for an adequate
control program. Between 50 and 75
pounds of dust per acre of cotton
will be sufficient for the entire
SCHOOL LAST WEEK
The Hallsville Presbyterian
Church Dally Vacation Bible School
was held last week, June 12-16. The
school was conducted by Miss Ann
Jordon.of Wilmington, who had
come to the community during the
week fon that purpose. The enroll
ment of the school was 81, with an
average attendance of 73.
On the final day, Friday, the
parents and friends of the church
brought a picnic supper which was
eaten on the lawn of the church
and which was followed by the
final exercises in which all who
had aHended participated.
Duplin 5th In 3rd
The following summary of popu
lation in the 3rd Congressional
District, N. C, as compiled from
preliminary estimates in the Golds
boro Census Office, is given below
for the nine counties of the district,
and all towns of more than 1,000
Carteret County - 22,951; Beau
fort, 3217; Morehead City, 5055.
The county has 6752 dwelling units
and 637 farm units; Beufort 917
dwelling units, and Morehead City
Craven - pop. 48681; dwelling
units 12188; farm units 2391.
Newborn, ' pop. 15784; dwelling
units 4653. .
Duplin-pop. 41118; dwelling
units 10843; farm units 5863.
Wallace; pop. 1613; dwelling units
513; Warsaw, pop. 1596; dwelling
Jones A pop. 11012; dwelling un
its 2538; farm units 1594.
- Onslow - pop. 41857; dwelling
unite 9925; farm Units 2174.
Jacksonville, pop. 3930; dwelling
units 1182; Holly Ridge, pop. 1081
dwelling units 346. .
'Pamlico - pop. 9981; dwelling
units 2971; farm units 856.
.Pender - pop. 18301; d. u. 4916;
Burg aw, pop. 1603; d. u. 447.
- Sampson -Top. 49760; d. u. 12
3"f; f. u. 72,77. - v
CVn pop. 4401; d. U. 1289.
- ..V 4 A pop. 64213; d. u. 16308;
IViU. -' .14 1 I, 1 i ' .
Gold. rot pop. 21399; d. u. 5977.
Tem pop. 1390; d. 421.
t, - .v'pop. 3728; d. u. 1096,
t rtef:.: totals: pop. 307964; d
3jt u.27921. v V:
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Kny if you heat
Homecoming, Children's Day At
Bethel Methodist Church Sunday
N. C. FARM PEOPLE
WILL HONOR SCHAUB
North Carolina Farm and Home
Week, to be he!d on the State
College campus in Raleigh from
July 31 through August 3, will be
dedicated to Dr. I. O. Schaub, di
rector of the State College Exten
sion Service for the past 26 years,
officials of the 'annual event an
nounced here this week.
Plans are also being made to
honor Director Schaub by estab
lishing a scholarship in his name
at State College.
Mrs. J. S. Gray, president of the
N. C. Federation of Home Demon
stration Clubs and H. G. Shelton
president of the Farmers Conven
tion, have sent letters to farm fam
ilies throughout the State inviting
them to contribute to the proposed
scholarship fund. A number of
families and home demonstration
clubs already have sent in their
Officials said the scholarship
could be established with a mini
mum of $5,000. The interest from
this amount, it was pointed out,
would provide an annual scholar
ship award of approximately $100,
to be made to an outstanding 4-H
Club member studying some phase
of agriculture at State College.
Families desiring to make contri
butions should send them to H. G.
Shelton, P. O. Box 5157, State Col
lege Station, Raleigh.
"Dean" Schaub, as he is affect
ionately known throughout the
State, will retire this fall. He has
been director of the Extension Ser
vice since 1924. In addition, he was
dean of the State College School
of Agriculture from 1926 to 1945
and acting director of the Experi
ment Station from 1937 to 1940.
He served as the State's first 4-H
Club agent from 1909 to 1913 and
was Southern States field agent
for the Cooperative Extension Ser
vice from 1918 to 1924. He has
been chosen for membership on
many important State and national
committees and has received nu
On Thursday, June 15 the Lenoir
County Cancer Clinic examined 32
persons, 14 white women, 6 white
men and 12 colored women.
Twenty of the patients were re
ferred to their personal physicians
for medical attention.
Persons attending came from
Deep Run. Pink Hill, Kenansville,
Dover, Winterville, Hookerton, La
Grange, Vanceboro, Rose Hill, Kln
ston, Chinquapin and Pollocksville,
The clinic is held each Thursday.
Examinations are free. Registration
is from 10:30 to 11:30. Persons
outside Kinston should write for
appointment. Address request to
Cancer Center Clerk, P. O. Box 49,
Kinston, N. C.
Wallace Boy Suffers
Broken Arm; Leg
Walter Murphy Rivenbark, 10-yr.
-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter M.
Rivenbark of Wallace and grand
son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter J .Smith
of Smith Township, barely escaped
death Monday afternoon when he
was run over by an auto in Wallace.
He was rushed to James Walker
Hospital where it was found both
arms and one leg was broken and
a fractured with possible Internal
Injuries. Last reports said he was
still too critical for doctors to set
the broken limbs and still not able
to retain food. -
The accident happened In front
of his father's place of business,
the Rivenbark Dry Cleaners. Re-
mmmm W 0y ran In front
i toy a Mr. Fuss-
e an una void
On Sunday, June 25, Bethel
Methodist churCh near Summerlln
Crossroads, will observe its annual
Children's Day and Home Coming.
At 11 o'clock the welcome will
be given by R. J. Alphin, Sunday
School Superintendent. A short
devotional will be given by the Rev.
W. C. Wilson, pastor. Immediately
following the devotional a pageant
entitled "Who Bids?" presented
by the children.
After the performance dinner
will be served picnic style, to
which all are asked to carry a well
filled basket, along with tea .
At 1:30 there will be special
music by the choir and homecoming
address by W. T, Byrd.
C. C. Ivey will have charge of
the parking .Garland Alphin, Wil
liam Sullivan and Willie Outlaw
will serve as ushers.
The day's activities are under
the direction of Miss Helen Sullivan
Mrs. Perry Grady and Mrs. Jim
Farmers in the area extending
about 2 miles of Kenansville to
Beulaville can not complain about
dry weather. . Wednesday night .
rain literally fell in sheets for more
than a half-hour in the area. It
rained so hard one could hardly
drive an auto. The rain seemed
to be pretty general over the coun
ty but not so heavy as in this sec
tion. Power lines "were put out of
commission from Falson to War
saw, Kenansville to Beulaville and
stayed off in some places for an
hour or more.
Housewives of Warsaw, Kenans
ville and surrounding area will
welcome the opening of the War
saw school cannery which will op
erate again this season the same
as last. The Cannery is under the
supervision of Ross E. Wadklns,
agriculture teacher in the Warsaw
school and will be open on Tuesday
Wednesday and Thursday of each
week until August 15th.
B&P W INSTALLS
The Business and Professional
Women's Club of Duplin County
held installation services at their
regular supper meeting Monday
evening at Mitchener's Dining
Room. Mrs. R. L. West was instal
lation officer, and installed Mrs.
J. P. Harmon, Pres.; Miss Mary
Lee Sykes, 1st vice pres.; Mrs.
Frank Hobbs, 2nd vice pres.; Mrs.
Henry Rivenbark, Treas.; Mrs.
Carl Winders, Recording Sec; Miss
Mary Alice Blackmore, Corres
Mrs. Avon Sharpe gave an inter
esting report from the State Con
vention helcf in Winston-Salem
last week. Delegates attending
from this club were Mrs. Harmon,
Mrs. Sharpe, Miss Blackmore and
It was announced that the B&PW
would participate in a soft ball
game Friday night in the ball park
n Warsaw. This program is being
sponsored by the local Lions Club
for the Filford Teachey Fund.
Visitors of the club were Mrs.
Dorcas Rogers and Miss Alta Law-
son. There were 25 members pres
On N. C. Highways
Killed June 16 thru June 19 5
Injured same dates 144
Killed thru June 19, 1950 392
Killed thru June 19, 1949 349
Injured thru June 19, 1950 5,200
Injured thru June 19, 1949 3,897
EVERT DAT LIFE
Br. Mrs. Howard Jetaer.
The young husbartd returned
from work to find his wife-In a
rage. He gently inquired what she
was so angry about She raved
forth, "While I was visiting mother
last month, you wrote me that you 4
were spending every night at home
and so lonesome for me.tt,rou
could not stand it, Wy
Inquired, "AndV Atg
about that?V , ttd r
"Take a goou( . r. l'"H'
bill that Justr,u r .
whole amount w leo--.