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VOLUME NUMBER EIGHTEEN
The Duplin Sfory
C 1 1 Bp a i d
f A how business "call board" Is
an important thing In an actor's
We. A theatre "call board' lists
rehearsal schedules, casting news
and plans for the day. The Duplin
. Times begins "The. Duplin Story"
Call Board with this issue. Official
production announcements will ap
pear in it each week. All pageant
personnel are urged to watch it for
: current schedules. ,
MEETS TUESDAY NIGHT
r The Duplin County choir
will hold Us Initial meeting In
preparation for the mid-cent-
nry production 'of "The Dup-
'. lin Story" at the KenansrlUe
High School auditorium Tues
day night, July 25, at 8:00 pjn.
All member! of the original
choir are urged to attend this
; meeting to help make rehear-
. aal plans for this year's per
formances, which will be giv
en at the Hampton D. Wil
liams Amphitheatre, Kenans
vUle. Sept 7, 8, 9, 11, and
, 12. ;;
Mrs. Naomi Wood will again
direct the choir. Sam Byrd '
will be present Tuesday night
to outline this year's produc-
tion plans. They are anxious
to have each person who took
part In the play last year to
participate in this year's per-
f ormances In their own roles.
Please make every effort to
attend Tuesday night's meet
ing. Bring with you anyone
you know who can sing and
Is interested In singing In the
choir this year.
, "The Duplin Story" square dan
cers will meet with Sam Byrd at
81OO p.m. Friday night, fuly 28 at
'S-" Knn Memonat.umtonum
fJPifo fiscuSa rehearaoJ
year fmumiua vr iuv vuv u.
Lm WlUlams, Tocal 'chairman, has
, issued calls to all who participated
t "iin the dance last yeas and to others
" ' who art interested 'to meet .with
' - ' ' V i ' . 1 ' ' . ')
?; l!ew Bull
, 1 The Coastal Coop. Breeders Assn.
1 approved the purchase of Midnight
3 j Hero of the Glen, Registered Guer-
., ney bull, by the Southeastern Arti
f i flcial Breeding Association at
- ; Asheville, N. C, an American
.. " Breeders Service.
i "Midnight" is definitely larger
than average size Guernsey. He is
i long and deep bodied with excep-
tlonal spring of rib, his back and
7t rump are straight and strong a
j splendid; individual. He is Just
J, short of seven years old. H. J.
Haga of Abingdon, Va. fawned him
and "Midnight" was proved by his
.; daughters in the Haga herd near
i , The records of "Midnight's", dau-
w ghters show that he is proved to
- be an outstanding transmitter of
production . and acceptable type,
'. i and give him an American Index
i on 0 pairs daughter-dam comparl-
' sons of 1448 poundes of milk,
i 4.75 test, and 691 pounds but-
, terfat, based on -2X milking, 305-
day, mature equivalent "Midnight"
;' daughters are a fine group of anl
maU the kind that fill the farm-
er's pails with generous quantities
" of milk with high butterfat con
On Friday July 14 the Wayne
' County Cancer Center held Its
weekly Clinic and 21 appeared for
examination, 9 - white women,. 5
- white men, 6 colored women an 1
: colored man. All examinations were
ev leted and 10 were referred to
tli t personal physicians for med
ktl a.tentioa. '.r- :''V ;-;:. 'r?
- everal were from out -of town.
; 1 trom Smithfleld, 1 front Willlam
' ston, 1 from Rose Hill, and 1 from
, Cll. ton. Examinations are free to
unynne with a danger slgnaL, -
I 'Jen's of Kenansvlr'e and vi
cinity are ef jeclally Invited to
eo- e to ti.Ss Center, and, to think
- of it aa their Cancer Center. '
. In order . that ; those who live
tnn'-e than 20 miles from Goldsboro
r- v be sure of an examination and
' t""e. trip in vain, priorities
: . t, ou rcjnest So address
r- , to; Cancer Cer ' . r
4, -v-f Gol, Soro
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First Murder In Duplin In 18 Months
Roosevelt Boney Under Capital Charge
Roosevelt Boney, negro of near I velt went into his apartment, se
Wallace is in the local Jail without I cured a gun, and walked' to the
privilege of bond on a first degree
murdering his wife's brother Leon
'' According to Coroner C. B. Sitter
son on July 9th Roosevelt and his
wife were at their home, a two
apartment house in which her bro
ther Leonard James lived in the
adjoining apartment. Roosevelt had
been drinking and probably his
wife too. They had been fussing
and arguing during the day. Dur
ing one argument she Vent from
her apartment into the apartment
of her brother, Leonard. Roose-
Georgia Tobacco Market Opens Monday
Herring Reports Crops Short There
Charlie Herring, veteran Duplin
tobacconist who operates warehous
es in Georgia, North Carolina and
Tennessee, called the Times Wed
nesday from Metter, Ga., stating
that on his arrival in the Ga.-FIa.
tobacco belt he found that the crop
there was much shorter then was
expected. Last year he called the
Times on arrival and advised that
the markets in Georgia would be
glutted through the entire season.
This year, he says, his two ware
houses in Metter, Ga., the Metter
Warehouse and Brick Warehouse,
will be able to handle any amount
of tobacco from Duplin County
most any day it is carried down. He
says there will be no heavy block
Commenting on the fact that
many Duplin farmers are in need
of ready cash he says he has ad
VJsed his.sUff to pay particular.
floors of both houses from' Duplin
County. The trip is not lqng he
says, and if the farmers load their
trucks heavy it will pay them to
take the drive. Also it is rememi:
hered that tobacco sold in Georgia
does not have to be graded and
Mr. Herring says he is looking
for high prices during opening
week. The demand is strong and
the present war situation Justifies
the belief Jhat the weed is going
to sell nigh.
Charlie is a native of Duplin,
born and reared IB the B. F. Grady
school community and a graduate
of the Grady School. He is a tob
acconist at heart; having been rai
sed with it and has been selling
tobacco since reaching young man
hood. He is vitally interested in
Duplin County and is always wilK
lng to do what he can in aiding
any movement that is for the best
interests of Duplinites.
HELD ON CHARGE
'' m q
Effie Mae Underwood and Ez
zell Underwood, posing as man and
wife, are being held In jail here
in default of bond on the charge
of committing the . act of Sodomy.
They will be tried in the next
term of Superior Court. .
NEGRO HELD FIRST
Herbert Brown, Negro, Is being
held In Jail here without privilege
of bond on a charge Of first degree
burglary. According to Justice of
the Peace C. B. Sltterson,-Brown
allegedly entered the home of J.
T Heath, white, in the night of
July 16th while the family was
sleeping., Mrs. Heath awoke just
as Brown was approaching her bed.
She. yelled for her husband and
Brown ran from the house down
the road. In attempting to Jump
a ditch he lost a shoe. Sheriff Ralph
Jones was called and his force:
with the bloodhounds, traced the
negro and picked him up in a little
while. At a hearing before Sitter-
son Brown pleaded guilty and was
bound over to Superior. Court' He
was already out under bond on a
charge of breaking and entering.
MRS, WALTER HERRING
BITTEN BY SNAKE
Mrs. Walter Herring of near War
saw was bitten on the arm by a
copperhead snake. She was rushed
to Warsaw where Dr. Ewers render
ed first aid and then was carried
to Goid boro I!o !.'M. The snake
Inflicted a c : p -mt of
front door of Leonard's apartment.
He called to his wife and, she told
him they had fussed enough and
that she was not going to return.
Leonard was standing in a second
room back from the front door.
Roosevelt raised his gun and fired
at him through the screen door,
the load taking effect in the left
side of his back. He died later in
a Wilmington hospital.
Sheriff Jones says this is the -first
murder in Duplin in over 18 mon
ths. A record he and his force are
Mother C. E. Quinn
Mrs. Emma L. Quinn, 79, widow
of Alonza A. Quinn, died at her
home here Wednesday at 4:45 p.m.
after a lingering illness for some
time. Funeral services were held
at the home at 4:30-p.m. Thursday,
conducted by the 'Rev. Murrell K.
Glover, assisted by the Rev. James
W. Sneeden of We9t End, a former
pastor, and the Rev. J. T. Hayter,
pastor of Kenansvllle Presbyter
ian Church. She had spent all her
life in Duplin county with the ex
ception of two short periods, living
in New Bern and Seven Springs.
She was the daughter of M. J. and
Mary Phillips of the Albertson
section. She was a member of the
Kenansyille Methodist Church.
Surviving- ate two- sons, Clarence
E. of Kenansvllle and Thomas W.
of near Summerlin's; three daugh
ters, Mrs. Clifton Williams of Pink
Hill, Mrs. Ella Byrd of Kenans
vllle and Mrs. J. T. McDonald of
Miami, Fla.; and a number, of
R. W. BLACKMORE
R. W. Blackmore, who has been
operating the Blackmore Insurance
Agency for 48 years, has recently
sold his business to the D. H. Carl
ton Insurance Agency of Warsaw.
Mr. Blackmore explained that ill
health has forced him to retire.
The sale was effective July 1.
In a public letter, Mr. Blackmore
said "I have reached the conclu
sion that, due to the condition of
my health your Interests and mine
will be better served by turning
over my business to one better
equipped physically to give you
the service to which you are entit
led." The letter added that Mr.
Carlton will retain the same com
panies which Mr. Blackmore has
represented for many years.
Mr. Blackmore concluded Dy
saying: "I cannot let the opportun
ity pass without expressing to you
my everlasting appreciation for the
lovaltv you have display ed me
down through the years. My life
has been a happy one, and my busi
ness and personal relationship
with you has brought me rich
blessing. I will be around a long
time yet, and while I can't get
around as fast as I once could, I can
still get around, and you'll be see
ing something of me for a long
INDOOR SPORTS CLUB
The Sampson-Duplin " Cosmotol
oglsts Association entertained the
Indoor Sports Club at the DrPep
per Plant in Clinton on Thursday
night Mrs. Frank Hobbs of Warsaw
is president of the association. Jim
Reed of WPTF, Raleigh, was there
to make recordings of interviews of
members which - will be broadcast
on Sunday afternoon. Miss Janie
Belle .Blackmore is a member of
the Sports Club. v -
The 1950-51 hunting license are
now -available at your dealers. Be
sure when buying them you get
copy of the hunting laws. , .
Please report to your local game
protector any out-of-season hunt
ing, as the game belongs to all of
who-do not respect the--laws, or
the people and not to Just a few
r'::hts of their neip'i'inr.
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Seventy-three farmers and agri
cultural workers attended the two
field, meetings Friday afternoon,
July 14. These meetings were held
at Grover Rhodes' farm in "Smith
Township, and Bill Dail's farm in
Cyprtss Creek Township.
The group studied 9 varieties of
tobacco planted side by side on
black shank infested soils. Mr. H.
R. Garriss, Extension Plant Path
ologist from State College,, was
present and discussed the various
tobacco diseases threatening the
tobacco crop of Duplin County. He
discussed the varieties resistant to
the disease and emphasized that
resistant varieties alone would not
produce the best crop of tobacco.
He pointed out that crop rotation,
proper spacing, fertilization, cul
tural practices and insect control
were also very important. Root
Knot, he says, is causing severe
loss in poundage and quality of the
flue-cured tobacco crop. For this
disease there is no resistant varie
ty, but crop rotations will help to
keep this disease down when it
becomes severe in many cases. The
soils may be fumigated.
The three new varieties of tobac
co from the Experiment Station
this year for the first time was
showing up very nicely in the varie
ty test. These are Dixie Bright 27,
resistant to Granville Wilt, and
Dixie Bright 101 and Dixie Bright
102 which are resistant to Black
Shank and Granville Wilt.
The farmers present estimated
that above 90 per cent of the to
bacco on plots planted to non-re
sistant varieties was dead as a re
suit of black shank.
Faison Man On k
N. C. Road
Roy Cates of . Faison has been
renamed to the finance committee
of the North Carolina Railroad. Re
named with Cates were R. T. Bay
nes of Fairfield and Merle It. Stu
art of Shelby.
All other officers, including
President C. A. Fink of Spencer,
were reelected with the exception
of John Reynolds of Asheville who
was succeeded by W. W. Jones of
Raleigh in the secretary-treasurer's
The railroad, owned by the state,
connects Goldsbbro and Greens
boro under lease to the Southern
Railroad. Cates is an official of
Cates Pickle Company of Faison.
Hog prices continued upward 1
this week, with gains at most sou
thern markets ranging frqm 25c
to $1.25 a hundred. A seasonal
scarcity of hogs in the deep Sou
theast found' prices up $1' to $2
at packing plants in the , peanut
belt, and $1 to $2.50 above a week
ago- at Montgomery.
Closing Hog. Prices
Closing prices- Friday for best
(weights of butcher hogs at lead
ing southern markets were; Atlanta
$23.75 to' $24; Nashville, $24; Rich
mond, $23; Louisville, $23.50 to
$24; Memphis, $24 to $24.50; and
Montgomery, $22.50 to $24.
GEO- IVEY BROCK
George Ivey Brock; 89, died on
Monday night at bis home in the
Sarecta Community after several
months of declining health.
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday afternoon at the home
at 3 o'clock by Rev. M. E. Godwin
of Dunn, assisted by Rev. W.. R.
Kennedy. Burial was in the Brock
family cemetery near the home.
In addition to his wife he is sur
vived by three sons, Charlie D.,
George I., and Levi A. Brock; three
daughters, Mrs. S. E Jones, Mrs.
Simon Jones, ! and Mrs.VWilbert
Jones; one. foster daughter, Mrs.
Willie Brock, all of the home com
munity; 13 grandchildren; two
brothers, Ransome and C. T. Brock;
one sister, Mrs. Ellen Anderson,
all of. Duplin County; three half
sisters, Mrs. Willie Psnson,' Mrs.
Winnie Dunn an! T t. A. D. Gra
(' , - f r V :unlty.,
FRIDAY, JULY 21st, 1950
Tobacco Damage In County Put At Less
Than 15; Other Crop Damages Light
Corn leads Crop Acreage In Duplin
Tobacco Top Money Crop; 1949 Census
The farm census, recently com
pleted in Duplin, shows in a pre
liminary report 410,697 acres of
land in farms in the county.
The census was carried out by
the Board of County Commission
ers, through a farm census super
visor and township enumerators,
in cooperation with the U. S. and
State Departments of Agriculture,
Division of Statistics and Farm
The survey covers 1949 crops,
and is based on farm census facts
secured from the farmers of the
county in January, 1950.
Of the 410,697 acres of land in
farms in the county, 136,540 were
shown as cultivated. This is about
33 percent. The report shows seven
percent in pasture and idle, and
61 percent wooded and all other
Corn occupied more land than
any other crop, taking 56 percent
of the cultivated land. Tobacco,
cotton, vegetables, soybeans, les
pedeza, grain and hay also showed
up as important crops. Tobacco
occupied 15 percent of all culti
vated land, cotton eight percent,
and all other crops took 21 per
cent. In addition the county survey
showed the following totals: idle
Flue-Cured Support Rates Set
The average Federal price-support
loan rate for flue-cured to
bacco of the 1950 crop is 45 cent's
per pound, the Duplin County Com
mittee of the Production and Mar
keting Administration announced
this week. The average rate for
the 1949 crop was 42.5 cents per
"This rate is 90 percent of the
parity price for flue-cured tobac
co as of July 1, 1950, the level re
quired by the Agricultural Act of
1949," Mr. Joe E. Sloan, Committee
Chairman points out.
Mr. Sloan reports that the sched
ule of 1950 loan rates, by grades,
has been established by the Com
modity Credit Corporation after
consultation with representatives
growers, PMA Committeemen and
the trade, in a meeting at Rich
mond, Va. on July 3. The schedule
will be available for inspection in
all county and State PMA offices
in the flue-cured area after July
The Chairman says that, as In the
past, price support will be made
available during the marketing
season to eiigiDie growers on
eligible" tobacco on auction floors
throughout the flue-cured area. The
warehousemen, who advances the
grower the proceeds of the loan. Is
reimbursed by the Flue-cured To
bacco Cooperative Stabilization
Corporation at Raleigh, N. C, with
funds borrowed from the Commod
ity Credit Corporation, he explains.
"An 'eligible' grower," says Mr.
Sloan, "is one who is cooperating
in the 1950 acreage allotment-marketing
quota program for flue
"Eligible" tobacco, the Chairman
explains, is flue-cured tobacco of
the 1950 crop which (1) Is covered
by a "Within Quota" marketing
quota card issued by the County
PMA Committee, (2) is in sound
and merchantable condition, (3) :s
delivered by the original grower to
an auction market in the flue-cured
area for display, inspection and
sale, an (4) is free and clear of
any and all liens and encumbrances.
After ..all tobacco of the 1950
crop pledged to the CCC for loan
by the flue-cured cooperative has
been marketed, any net gains will
be distributed by the cooperative
to the growers who placed the to
bacco under loan, Mr. Sloan point
TO COMPETE IN
Charles Hales, son of Mr. and
Mrs. E. B. Hales will enter the Tal
ent Contest during Farm U Home
Week in Raleigh. He will put on
his impersonation of Betty Hutton
doing her famous interpretation of
"Papa, Don't You Preach To Me".
This Is familiar to many in War
saw who saw Charles perform at
the TaleYit Show sponsored by the
Junior Class last year and also t
the Spring Fashion Show. ...
Bovine T3 is still a problem And
culDe should be tested parlo&'rul's.
land, 16,786 acres; pasture 9,998
acres; wooded and all other land,
247,372 acres; non farm land tracts
71,666 acres; rural population. 28,
The non-farm tracts included
land not suited to farming. The
rural population includes persons
living on tracts of three acres or,
more in January, 1950.
Acres devoted to specific crops
are shown as follows: coin 15.533:
cotton 10.573; tobacco 20.455: pea
nuts 1.039: soybeans planted alone
1,777. and interplanted 7.907: les
pedeza for seed 419: soybeans and
cowpeas for hay 1.965; alfalfa cut
for hay 4.491: small grains cut for
hay 1.150: lespedeza cut for hay
1.965: alfalfa cut for hay 2.416:
Irish potatoes 2.442; sweet potatoes
1,637; vegetables grown for sale
The survey showed that there
are 5,442 apple trees of bearing
age on the county's farms. Duplin
farmers had at the time of survey
152,255 hens and pullets of laying
age, 2,494 milk cows and heifers
two years or older; and 5,871 sow
and gilts farrowing.
During 1949, farmers reported
they used a total of 35,958 Ions of
fertilizer, not including lime.
Pictured above is Katie Sue
Grady, 8-year-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Kenneth Grady of Rt. 2, '
is.enansvme, wno nas snown um-
standing wuik. hi iiiumc. una wns
her first year taking piano and she
achieved two year's work in one.
A music medal was awarded to the
student who had the best lesson
and accomplished the most at the
Beulaville School this past school
year. This medal was awarded to
Katie Sue in competition with over
60 other pupils from the first grade
through the twelfth.
Katie Sue is a pupil of Mrs. K.
M. Taylor, outstanding teacher of
piano and voice from Richlands.
TOM JARMAN DIES
Mr. Tom Clayton Jarman, age
43, of near Chinquapin died Mon
day evening of last week of a heart
attack while firing a tobacco barn
furnace. He had been in ill health
for several years. Funeral services
were held the following Tuesday
afternoon at four o'clock in the
Hallsville Presbyterian Church
with interment in the church ceme
tery. Rev. Walter Goodman, pastor
of the Beulaville Presbyterian
Church conducted the rites.
Surviving are his wife, the for
mer Sarah Cressie Bostic; three
sons, Clayton, Randall, and Steve;
two daughters, Wilma Price and
Hilda Grace, all of the home;
three brothers, Rom and Robert of
the Friendship community, andj
James. Jarman of Warsaw; three
half-brothers, Junior Albert and
Ellis Jarman, of Fayetteville; three
Sisters, Mrs. Leona Brock,, Mrs.
Robert Harrell and Mrs. Leon Bla
lock, all of near Hallsville; two
half-sisters Mrs. Jim Harrell of Ke
nansvllle and Miss Anna Lou Jar
man of Fayetteville; and his step
mother, Mrs. Betsy jarman also of
Fayetteville. Several nieces i and
nephews also survive.
A recheck with the County
Agent's office since last week's
issue of the Times reveals that last
week's report on rain damage to
tobacco in Duplin was an error.
We stated that the estimated loss
in the county would run between
25 and 30 per cent. County Agent
l.acy Weeks says Misestimate was
in error, that the loss suffered by
our farmers would not exceed 15
pvi- cent and probably would fail
short of that. The figure might be
put somewhere between 10 and 15
per cent, he said.
Damage to corn, cotton and other
crops was much lighter, he said.
The rain naturally makes the boll
weevil menace worse but farmers
may be able to cope with this with
sufficient work in poisoning and
fighting them .
On the whole, Duplin can look
for a fall no worse than last year
and in view of the weather this
week crops should yield consider
ably better than last year, is the
opinion of many farmers.
To 8 To 4 Win
Bobby Ingram, popular Kenans
vllle baseball pitcher, hurled the
Wallace AINStars to an 8 to 4 win
over Winter Park in the American
Legion stadium there Wednesday
night. Bobby struck out I1 men,
walked 3 and allowed f hi. The
losing pitcher was Smith. OfOclali
said this was one of the best ball
games of the season.
The following games have been
scheduled by the All-Stars:
Saturday night at 8 p.m. in Wal
lace; Wallace vs Whiteville Inde
pendents. Tommy Dann will pitch
Friday night the All-Stars will
travel to Bladenboro.
Tuesday, July 25, All-Stars vs
Bladenboro in Wallace at American
Legion Park. Bobby Ingram will
pitch. Game at 8 p.m.
Thursday night, July 27. Wallace
All-Stars vs Campbell-Buies Creek
team in Wallace. 8 p.m.
Tuesday night, August 1st, 8
p.m. All-Stars vs Seagate in Wal
lace. BEULAVILLE LIONS
TO SELL BROOMS;
"Buy a broom and sweep away
the darkness" is the slogan of the
broom sale to be conducted by the
Beulaville Lions Club. The sale
wjn De fteid Friday and Saturday
between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m.
Members of the Lions Club will
make a house to house canvass.
Brooms also will 4e on sale at I. J.
Sandlin, Brown & Miller and the
James Milier stores. For the bene
fit of those living out of town,
brooms may be bought at these
stores any time during the day on
Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tues
day. Profits from broom sales will
go to the blind fund of the Lions
The Beulaville Club held its
first regular Ladies Night last
Friday night in the school lunch
room when officers for the new
year were installed. Visiting lions
attended from Kenansvllle, War
saw, Wallace and Richlands.
New officers installed were: Pres
ident, Wm. G. Jones; Vice-Presidents,
I. J. Sandlin, Jr., Gordon
Muldrow and Arnold Thomas; Secretary-Treasurer,
Clinton E. Camp
bell; Lion Tamer, P. C. Shaw, and
Tail Twister. Cecil Miller.
On N. C. Highways
Killed July 14-17 14
Killed thru July 17, 1950 469
Killed thru July 17, 1949 414
Injured thru July 17, 1950 6,121
Injured thru July 17, 1949 4,749
EVERY DAT LIFE
By: Mrs. Howard Joiner
A retired and wealthy man was
talking to his listless grandson,
"Why don't you go out and get
yourself a job? When I was your
age,, I was working for three dollars
a week. At the end of ten years, I
owned the atore."
i The grandson replied indlferent
ly, "You can't do that now, Grand
father, for they have cash regist
ers.";: ' V.