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VOLUME NUMBER EIGHTEEN.
Bn::n;:2G Of Korth East In Ming
. ll&ring To Be Set For Kenansville
Harden Secures Ropnlnr North
- cut Drainage Matter; Hearing
Dates To Be Set:; N
' Congressman Graham A. Barden
has been Interested for some time
in getting through a drainage pro
ject for the Northeast 1 Cape Fear
Biyer. He has met with none too
enthusiastic reception but since
the recent rains which played havoc
with so many farmers along the
Northeast He has. gotten the Office
of Cue Chief Engineers In Wash
ington to reopen the matter and a
Bearing will.be held in Kenansville.
Tne following letter was received
oy (ue Times trom Mr. uaruen,
louowed by a letter from- the De-
- partmeiu of Army to him:
5 v ' August 8, 1950
Mr. J. R. Grady
' Kenansville, North Carolina
You have been interested for
several years in the proposal to do
some flood control dredging along
the North East Cape Fear.
( Sometime ago I introduced a
resolution which was approved,
calling for a survey to determine
the needs of this project. Later I
was informed by the Office of the
. Chief of Engineers that an un
favorable report was in the course
of preparation. I then requested
the Chief of Engineers to resched
ule the hearings and to reopen the
I am enclosing a copy of a letter
. dated August 2 from which you
will see that he has complied with
- my request. The hearing, no doubt,
: will be held in Kenansville, and I
- am sure that you will work up all
the Interest possible and will ap
pear and do your best.
"With personal regards, 1 am
" Yours very truly,
Graham, AT Barden
2 August 1950
Honorable Graham A. Barden
, House of Representatives
Washington, D. C.
Dear Mr.. Barden:
Reference is made to your let
ter of 27 April 1950, requesting
that further consideration., be glv
'e, and additional hearings be held
on, the proposed unfavorable re
' port on the Northeast (Cape Fear)
River, North Carolina. As stated
in my acknowledgement of 5 May
1950, I requested Information on
the matter from our Division and
District Engineers. I now have'
their replies and am pleased to
report to you further.
In view of the recent flood ev
venUand renewed interest in flood
. control and major drainage in the
, Northeast (Cape Fear) River area,
I am pleased to inform you that
the tentative report is being re-
' turned to the reporting officers
' for further study. I have requested
that you be consulted when ar
rangements are made for the pub
lic hearing. It is necessary to state,
r- however, that, inasmuch as the
. amount of funds to be appropria
ted for the Fiscal Year 1951 for
such investigations is not yet
' known, it Is impracticable to es
' tabllsh a 'schedule of resubmission
for the report: You may rest assur-
ed, however that the report will
be resubmitted as soon as possible,
, consistent with, the need for ad
" ditlonal careful., engineering and
economic studies and the avail
t ability of funds.
. It is trusted that the above In
formation is satisfactory for your
purpose. I shall be. pleased to ans
wer any. questions that you may
" have on the matter.
W. E. POTTER f v". t.
Col. Corps -of Engineers
Acting Assistant v , ,
Chief of Engineers
For Civil Works
Forty-seven Duplin County 4-H
girls and boys left Monday morn
ing for a week at Millstone Rocks
4-H Camp -near Rockingham. Robe-
'. son County 4-H members, are co-
campers for the week.
While at camp, club members
will have, classes In handicraft,
forestry, swimming and recreation.
A full and varied activity program
: has been planned. ,
'Miss Alta Lawson, Assistant Home
A"ont, and . Mr. Vernon Reynolds,
A istant County Agent accompan
1 I Uie group to camp. Other lead
i 1 ' ' ' 1 rrrs. Joyce Blizzard,
'jsy p jrii
HARDY. T ALTON
Goldsboro Mart Is
Ready To Open
By: J. R. GRADY
Hardy Talton, sales manager of
the Goldsboro Tobacco market, is
all optimism in' discussing pros
pects for the -1950 tobacco crop.
Mr. Talton says the farmers in
this section are in for a good fall.
With tobacco yields greater than
last year and prices definitely ex
pected to be higher there will be
a plentiful amount of "old gold
flowing into (pie farmers' bank
accounts in a few days.
The market opens Friday, ac
cording to present announcements,
and Mr. Talton say tbftt Golds
boro tobacco market, North Caro
lina's largest with one set of buy
ers, is all set for that big day.
Five houses will operate there
this season with a combined floor
space of approximately 300,000
feet. All tobacco sold in Golds
boro is government graded. Last
year the market sold approximately
12 2-3 million pounds of tobacco
for an average of $50.39 and this
year they are shooting for a sales
figure of more than 15 million
pounds at a much higher average.
Mr. Talton Is State Senator from
Wayne County and is well known
throughout eastern Carolina. He
is very active in the Baptist' church
having served as president of the
Wayne County Sunday School As
sociation. He is past master of the
Pikeville Masonic Lodge and past
councilor of the - Junior Order.
Senator Talton lives on his farm
about 4 miles west of Pikeville In
an attractive modern farm home
and is a leading farmer in that
section. He has been sales mana
ger on the Goldsboro market for
the past three years and for 15
years prior to that was on the Wil
son tobacco market.
The Senator Us not only interest
ed in seeing the farmer get the
high dollar for his tobacco but isj
plugging for the farmer in every
respect. He is well read, and-is up
on all problems facing the farmers.
He not only represents the farm
ers of Wayne In the North Caro
lina" General Assembly, he Is the
friend of every farmer in North
Carolina. In discussing the forth
coming session of the General As
sembly he seems to be mostly in
terested in seeing that the State
does not. over spend its abilities
and says that something must be
done to curb highway accidents
and deaths in our state, Mr. Talton
is a very .humane type of man,
thinking only of the welfare of
the little' man. He goes back to
the Senate from Wayne for a third1
time. He - says he : missed . "The
Duplin Story1 last year but ex
pects to be here for the opening
this time, - J. R, G.
Welfare Dept. May
After several years without a
leader the Duplin County Welfare
Department is becoming hopeful
of securing a new superintendent.
I. P. Davis of Manteo, head of the
department in Dare Cnuntv. n.
peared before the cbunty board of
commissioners Monday and dis.
cusstf the local situation Mr
Davis is Interested in coming to
Duplin. He formerly lived in War
saw. No di ' i ' a ! i )
To Be Guest At
"The Duplin Story"
Governor W. Kerr Scott has an
nounced that he will attend the
opening night showing of the mid
'jenLury production of "The Du
p.iu Story". While here he and
Mrs. Scott will be dinner guests of 1
Mr. and Mrs. Vance Gavin.
Grady - Outlaw
Reunion Aug. 26
Judee- Henry A. Grady, presi
dent of the Grady-Outlaw Literary
and Historical Association an
nounces that Sam Byrd will be
one of the speakers at the 20th
annual reunion of the clan at B.
F.-Grady school on Saturday, Aug
ust 26th. No special program has
been arranged, he said. Members
of the clan will be called on for
Everybody connected with the
clan is invited to attend and bring
a picnic lunch. Judge Grady, and
Malcolm Grady are attending to
the detail arrangementsand plans'
are being made for . the largest
gathering in several years.
On "Duplin Story
Managing editor, Wilson Daily
Times: North Carolina has The
X)St Colony on the coast, Unto
These Hills in the mountains and
we have The Duplin Story here at
nome. The Duplin Story is our
pageant and -we mean to support it.
A Mew Bern Business man: I
have just returned from Asheville
and saw . Unto These Hills. I've
seen Tne Lost Colony and Common
Glory and Unto Thees Hill. They
don i, any tu them, hold a candle
uesiuc me uuplin Story You have
ucuou Hum me minute the curtain
raise, xueie are plenty of people
iieiti in iew Bern who did not
aee ii iast year who are going to
see n tms time.
A Uoidsboro business man: My
wue saw Tne Uuplin Story last
year and made me take her back
tne next night. We are certainly
coming again tnis year. The Duplin
Story should run lorever
Miss Gertrude Caraway: Kenans
ville is an ideal location for Tne
uuplin otoiy and it sliouid run
iui- several years.
Liocai business man who last
year was hesitant about attending:
u me weauier is with us more
man 30,Uuu win see it this year,
i in loo per cent back of it.
A Warsaw business man: 1 saw
it every night last year and as
soon as tickets go on sale I want
one for every night this year.
A Magnolia business man:. 1
diQO't heip out last year more than
seeing it twice and I'll do the
same this year.
- A, Fayetteviile newspaper- wo
man: We have comments each year
from The Lost Colony. We arc
having quite a number from folks
who have seen Unto These Hills
but I've, never heard anything to.
compare with the favorable com
ments on The Duplin Story last
year,. From the opening perform
ance our telephone was constantly
ringing with praise for the play.
I'm going to see it opening night
and do a story for our next day's
paper. . ' - I V-
, News and Observer: Bob you can
depend on us this year Just like
you did last year. Anything we
can do to help we are ready ' no
charge.'.,.". , ," i ,'
And so on and so on. I -could
write several columns. Folks the
interest is high outside,the county.
Duplin is on the spot. If it had
f failed last year no one would have
been too, much surprised but this
year it cannot possibly fall through
of. weaken. The reputation and
good name of our county is at
stake. . J. B. Grady.
t BLOODSHED BOXSCORE .
On N. C. Highways
Killed Aug. 4 thru 7
l!i''irprj pime dntps
' ' ' - 7, 1
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Scene At The Kenansville
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TOP - A ijroup of dancers swinging to the music. LOWER
LEFT - R. Ij. (Bob Sykes, Kenansville's oldest resident. He is 87
years old. Though a little aged in body he is young in mind and
spirit and had just as much fun as anyone. LOWER RIGHT - Sam
Byrd at the mike giving a pep talk.
Local Draft Board Issues Warning To
Draft Delinquents; Outlaw Is Chairman
Bernice A. Farrior, secretary of
the Duplin County Drift Board be
low lists instruct' Tj., : ,1linquent
registrants and suggests they re
port to him immediately.
Albert Outlaw of Wolfescrape,
veteran of World War II has been
named chairman of the newly form
ed draft board. Other members
are Tracy Brown of Magnolia and '
R. E. Wall of Warsaw.
SclecKive Service Regulations
provide that delinquents shall be
ordered to report for induction be
fore other registrants.
We are expecting a call for de
livery of men for induction at an
early date. If your are delinquent,
and unless said delinquency is re
moved by the time that call is re- i
ceived, you will be ordered to re
port for induction as a delinquent
and if you fail to respond you will
be reported to the United States
Attorney for criminal action.
We urge you to busy yourself
immediately in an effort to remove
your delinquency. If you proceed
promptly we may be able to give
'A LOOKIN' UP
By: A. M. DAVIS
Every time I attend church ser
vices on a hot summer morning it
calls to mind something I have been
thinking about for a long time but
just haven't had the drive or initi
ative to help put across in our
town. I don't think there is any
more uncomfortable place to be
than in a hot church pew on Sun
day mowing with a unaccustomed
coat literally 'stewing on you. It
doesn't make any difference how
interesting the sermon may be, it
is still hot and uncomfortable. Ask
any man and he will tell you the
Very few churches in small
towns are financially able to af
ford air conditioning. Most of the
time it is all some of them can do
to pay the preacher much less buy
luxuries such as air conditioning
units. But there is something that
they can do that will not cost much
money and will be a great asset
to the community. It will take a
little work, many of us don't like
The first week 01 sales for the
1950 season on the South Carolina
and Border North Carolina flue
cured tobacco markets was marked
by the highest average prices on
record for most grades, Volume
of offerings was extremely , small.
. According to the U. S- and N. C.
Departments of Agriculture, . the
Increases ranged from $5 to $15
per hundred. However, most gains
v i re fjuin " to flO. The greatest
v '-o i 'ps were for
rjeeli Tobacco Sabs
Street Dance Saturday Night
consideration to your, case before
the call rorc.v.14 to above is ra
ce: . j. r yau ignore this reminder
of your obligation under the Sel
ective Service Act or persist in
your delinquency, you will be or
dered to report for induction in
the first call.
The local board also wishes to
insist that each family connected
with the delinquent exert every
effort in having him report to the
local board before it is too late.
Those listed as now delinquent
Robert Lee Witherspoon, Rt. I,
Box 147, Teachey;
Will Carr Houston, Rose Hill;
Monroe, Jr. Bryant, Rt. 2, Wal
lace; Daniel Edwjard Smith, Rt. 2,
Ernest Vann, Rt. I, Box 133,
Robert McDonald, Rt. 2, Box
Robert Lee Louis, Wallace;
George Albert Jordan, Rt. I,
that word work, but will do a lit
tle of it at times, and a little
planning and cooperation.
CONTINUED ON FAISON PAGE
The Duplin Story
Writers In Town
Miss Gertrude Caraway of New
Bern, noted feature and historical
writer was in town Wednesday
collecting information for a series
of feature stories she is doing for
"The Duplin Story", Her stories
are expected to be published in
nearly every paper in the state and
in many adjoining states.
Billy Carmichial, staff member
State Magazine, will be In tow.n
Monday gathering information for
a feature on "The Duplin Story"
which is to appear in Carl Goerch's
State Magazine about September
1st. Mr. Carmichial is the son of
the comptroller of the University
of North Carolina and has been
on the staff of State Magazine for
some time. -
lower and medium quality grades.
AH averages were above their ad
vance loan values. Some were up
as much as $10 to $13.
Sales were fairly heavy in vol
ume opening day but light the rest
of the week. During the four sale
days, ending Friday, August 4,
only 17,471,620 pounds were sold
for a record high average of $55.50
per hundred. The average was $5.30
higher than the first week last year
and $1.08 above tie previous Is'.
AUGUST 11th, 1950
DUPLIN'S ILLUSTRIOUS HISTORY
The Mid-Century Special Edition
of the TIMES is scheduled to ap
pear on or about September 1st,
Just prior to Sam Byrd's histori
cal drama "The Duplin Story" to
be shown again this year, De
scribed last year as "a miracle in
a corn field" the story promises
to be equally popular again this
A. T. Outlaw, Duplin's Register
of Deeds, and a widely known his
torian and genealogist, will be a
liberal contributor to our special
edition. Featured lsjst year In
State and local newspapers as a
man who knows his history, it
wJl be recalled that his historical
vork appeared in various news.
papers, in weekly installments,
! over a period of several months
i during ilie year. His work was a
: valuable stimulus to the anniver
b::iy program and helped greatly
tjward placing Duplin County
r.mong the historical counties of
i-iaii now to preserve a copy of
oar coining special edition for its
historical value, as well as other
values, and make your plans to
see the "Duplin Story", a great
show and truly "a miracle in a
Orders being received for cop
ies - 15c per copy. Enclose money
SPECIAL SPEAKER AT
All Baptist church members and
other friends-of the Warsaw com
munity are Invited and urged to at
tend the morning worship service
Sunday, Aug. 13 at which time an
outstanding Japanese Christian will
Dr. Sadamotof Kawano caine to
A. .erica in July is tht . anese
delegate to the Baptist World Al
liance, recently held in Cleveland,
Ohio. At this meeting he was el
ected a vice-president for the next
four years. This past week he has
1 been on programs at the Foreign
, Mission Week conference at Ridge.
I crest, N. C, Southern Baptist As-
sembly. Since he is to return to
Japan from the west coast on Aug.
22 his visit to Warsaw will be lim
ited .Warsaw Baptists should feel
honored by the coming of this dis
tinguished Christian leader.
In Japan, Dr. Kawano is the Exe
cutive Secretary of the Japanese
Baptist Convention, which position
parallels that of Dr. Duke S. Mc-
Call in the Southern Baptist Con
vention of America. He is Dean of
the Baptist Theological Seminary
and a professor in the Seinan
Gakuin (Baptist) University loca
ted at Fukuoka.-
Dr. Kawano is a product of Sou
thern Baptist mission work in Ja
pan. After attending the mission
school there he came to the States
to do graduate work at the South
ern Seminary, Louisville, Ky. and
at the Oberlin University, Oberlin,
Ohio. While a student in the States
he served as a staff member at the
Ridgecrest Baptist Assembly during
the summer. It was at Ridgecrest
that Dr. Kawano was a "classmate"
and prayer mate of Mrs. Alton W.
Greenlaw, now of Warsaw. Dr.
Kawano is visiting with Dr. and
Mrs. Greenlaw from Thursday
Local Lions Hear
The Kenansville Lions Club met
Wednesday night in their regular
semi-monthly supper meeting.
District Governor Pike of Pikeville
was guest of the club and made a
very interesting talk on Llonism.
Following his talk the group moved
to the local school auditorium
where they were shown a motion
picture on steel.
average of $54.44, established for
opening week in 1948. For the four
days comprising the initial week
last year, 35,133,306 pounds were
marketed for an average of $50.20,
Quality of offerings was slightly
lower than opening week last sea
son. There was a-much larger per
centage of low and fair primings
and less lugs and leaf grades.
Principal offerings wert fair to
fine Iurs, low and fair primings,
fair cutters and nondescript.
The Duplin Story
The Duplin County Choir, under
the direction of Mrs. Naomi Wood,
will meet to rehearse their page
ant song numbers at the Kenan
Auditorium Friday night, August
18, at 8 o'clock.
The cast of the Warsaw Railroad
Scene will meet at the Junior
Chamber of Commerce room of
Fussell's Restaurant, Warsaw im
mediately following the Junior
Chamber's regular weekly meeting
Thursday night, August 17.
The cast of the Tobacco Scene
a r-d the members of the Liberty
Ha'l Choir will have their first re
hearsal at the Magnolia Colored
High School Auditorium, Monday
afternoon, August 21 at 3:30.
JOINS "THE DUPLIN
William Walker, of Charleston's
famous Dock Street Theatre com
pany, has joined the production
staff of "The Duplin Story."
Mr. Walker arrived in Kenans
ville Aug. 7 to become assistant
technical director under Corwln
Rife. He will also play the role of
Capt. James Kenan in the "Story's"
famous Duplin Rifles scene
"Somewhere in Duplin County" in
A veteran of World War II,
Walker is also a veteran of consid
erable theatrical experience. He
has been active in the theatre for
eight years, employed in radio for
12 years, and a student of music for
15 years. Among his roles at the
Dock Street were Stephen Foster
in a musical concerning that com
poser; Juliet's father in Romeo
and Juliet; the Senator from Mas
sachusetts in Of Thee I Sing, and
Malvolio in Twelfth Night.
Mr. Walker is living in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stephens
during his "Duplin Story" engage
ment. Young Doctor
Dr. J. H. Cory, Jr. of Greenville
was in Kenansville this week look
ing around. He is interested In
locating here, he said. Dr. Cory
is looking around several possible'
locations but says he is definitely
impressed with the Duplin capital.
Dr. Cory is a younn doctor, a
graduate of the University of Vir
ginia Medical School. He did in
terneship at the University Hos
pital at Charlottesville, Va. He
has never done any general prac
tice. Ladies, he is not married.
"The Duplin Story"
Tickets On Sale
Faison McGowen, treasurer of
the Duplin County Historical Asso
ciation, sponsors of "The Duplin
Story" says tickets for the mid
century production are now on
sale. They were placed out In Ke
nansville Thursday. They may be
secured! from McGowen at the
court house, the bank and Ken
ansville Drug Store. By the time
you read this they will be In Beula
ville at James Miller's Hardware
Store, Warsaw Drug Store and in
most towns and communities in the
county. Duplinites are urged to
begin buying their tickets now.
It will be recalled that last year,
except for $1200 put up by a few
friends of the project, the page
ant's production depended upon
the advance sale of tickets. This
year those in charge were more
fortunate as friends of the play
advanced approximately $3500 to
carry on until tickets went on sale.
Not too much money Is needed
between now and curtain time on
September 7th and if people will
begin buying tickets it will not be
necessary to solicit any more ad
The Duplin County Young Men
and Woman's Club- held a barbecue
chicken supper at Wendell Evan's
tobacco barn Saturday night Dell
clous barbecued chicken, potato
salad, deviled eggs, home made
pound cake ancfVed tea were if
joyed by 25 members and guests. :