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l - - ' Jr. - KENANSV1LLE, NORTH CAROLINA y " FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st., 1950 " PRICE 15c
The DuDlin Story", historical
drams of Southeastern North Caro
lina written by Sam Byrd, Broad
way, star, tole repeated a second
K yearly popular request, at Kenans
villa. September 7. 8, 9. 11 and 12,
Is considered taf more lively, hum
orous and entertaining than most
historical productions, and It is
lAely to ' draw even more specta
tors than the 20,000 who enjoyed
it last September, r J
A story, or series of stories, a
picture, or series of pictures that
Is actually; the type of drama of
which It consists,, instead of the
customary history, with facts, fig
ures and dates, that, is so often
presented to the public. .' ".,
: Realistically drawn from true
events and happenings and graph-
Hy portrayed in large measure
t. h the words of a homesick
An-rlcan sailor in London and
see through the eyes of two curious
British children, the play is novel
in approach, unique in Viewpoint
and stimulating in reaction: s ,V
This year's version will be al
most exactly like last year's ex
cept there will be briefer speeches
in., two instances, without losing
any of the significance, the beau-
1 tiful scenery will be repainted; the
equipment will be new, and there
. will be a number of improvements
for 'smoother production.
-v ' 1 -
The huge-outdoor stage" bat. been
i a', -a permanent base Of
..uni aad, brick.4 It measures
- IS: feet in width, 45- feet in depth.
.The samei fountain, at which the
main characters sat last year, will
atala ke -used at the side. The
choir stalls will be larger , and will
be boxed in this time; and newer
r-' 9ttef lighting -effect are be-
rnber . of the- JKenattsvllle
Lions Club have again helped build
- the prbDKCorwinJ'S.1 Rif,-o
ilnce 1946 hit been associated
with the famous' Dork Street
Theatre'.. at " " ' as
as technical dii ? "J Uu-
plin Story.' S' s 8 he has
keen at Ken. usvil'o, mi .Igning
and repainting the eut nianuiioUi
a"d handsome drops for the scenes.
. ' Profits from last year's produc
tion went towards the Kenan Me
morial Auditorium at Kenansyille
-which is now practically complete"
t.cpt for furnishings,' beating
equipment and interior accessories.
This meant that Rife could use the
. auditorium to spread out the 20
t v Z3 drops for much better effects
t..an Was. possible when lie had to
paint them last year in the cramped
ace of the Pull County" Court
, I ouse. Thus, '"The Duplin Story",
' which assisted materially in; tn
f nances' for the auditorium," was
substantially benefited for its do
nations through use ef the audltor
' n this summer and fall.
' Ahead of Schedule.
'action is well ahead of last
t r to the sama time. Byrd re
i. He- has been working since
. ly 1 on polishing play, lin
ii.2iiP the characters, planning the
t -nes and.making the many deci
t ons lhat inevitably precede an?
successful stage performance.
Most of the characters will again
have the samd parU they took ao
well last' season. They will be ac
con' ngly more at home in their
roles, and be even better - able to
perform than they did last year,
even though they, won universal
. acclaim and praise for their superb
-iin Byrd will play the leading
rr i i I.iii own drama, that of the
low-some GI in England, His legal
wa t. Patricia , "Pat" Bolara, : an
r.n; 'ish girt who is a student at
Asi.Iey iilall at Charleston, will
again take the role of the English
vg'i-i, who with her younger brother
l. ns at the fountain to Johnny
L,,., hert (Byrd), "'as' an "American
chief petty officer of the United
.'! cs Navyr tell and show them
about his native land, "the most
wonderful place in the world," and
its "Horn of Plenty ,Z Duplin
County. ' ' ' -Same
T!ie three chief n;u' ' ng who
r ""d last year wl-l a"'iin
La- ' ; c solo roles. Non-a I'jizo
rf ( , on will ar
v '!1 . 'x Illnnant
( I.. o vioran v '.n
bit with her re.i.:.
1 ' cd" and other r
i Richards of C
nrrain serve n i
o choirs, ;
' I as
otiZwy Pmcvm!i me Luzaipain iwf: Mem
SAM BfED, PlaywriCe, Actor
S3. A. D. WO CD
of the. Duplin County
ML. -CDIST YOUTH
MELT SEPT. 4:h
There will be an Important meet-
i of the Clinton Area of the
": t Youth Fellowship, Ss : t
f 7 Tl p m. In the Rose I:
. ., T:Yrg
Director of The Duplin Story".
technical director and scenic designer of '"The
- - - - . .... . -
MRS. PEARL MoGOWEN
Costume supervisor of
"The Duplin Story"
frO. P. JuiiiVMjiS, preaiueut buplm County Historical Association,
Inc. which presents wThe Puplin
j MARIETTA RICHARDS, organist and music director for "The '
j Duplin Story'.'. I' " ' . - '
Vlce-Presli5 -nt of The Duplin
County ir'.-.iorlcal Association, Ino,
CHECK ; ' ; s ;
Bad check for watermelons may
lead to prosecution If not made
good. '''I- , v
Tim Aikens bought a field of
wntorrnr'-ns In r-'"n Townr' ' '
i C s t fr J !
Story'9, " T '
GARLAND P. KING
Secretary of The . Duplin County
moved from the field. '
Early Sunday morning: Curtis
Anderson -was aroused by' the
cussing of Tim Aikens who was
intoxicated and accompanied toy" an
unidentified! friend. Aiken had
come to get the bad check he bad
given Anderson in payment for the
watermelons which was now the
r-rsonal property of Anderson.
';'c p'llr . of l"fruders left when
" -i f t i .1 fin. '
LOCAL EDUCATOR HEADS
1950 EDITION 'THE DUPLIN STORY"
By Gertrude Carraway
Owen Pearlie Johnson, County
Superintendent of Duplin County
Schools, is now president of the
Duplin County Historical Associa
tion, whlc hsponsors the production
of "The Duplin Story".
Since 1935 Mr. Johnson has been
in charge of the st'uool service in
tnis county, and he has made a not-
ab.e record. Arriving for his work
at the e'ad oi the depression, he has
bu.it up all tae scnoois,, consolidat
ing 2j one or two teacher Negro
scnoois and- one wmte school and
see.ng toiai pupil enrollment grow
trom 8,000 to 10,500.
Two mouths ago his department
moved 10 ihe oid Joan A'. Gavin
- uu.o across from t.ie Court House,
-! thus having much jnui e adequate
. quarters than previously available
' in the Court House. The ten rooms
have been repaimeii, to form an at-tractive-as
well as convenient place
"-for educational activities. The ex
terior of the large building will be
i repainted in. the Fall.
A native of nearby Burgaw, Mr.
Johnson is a graduate of Duke Uni
versity and- took post-graduate
work at North Carolina State Col
lege. His parents were both natives
of Duplin County;- and all his ex
perience has been In Duplin, Pen
der and Onslow Counties.,, , . .
For two year prior to coming te
Duplin County, Mr. Johnson was
principal of the Riehlands school.
The year preceding that experience j
he was principal at AtkinsonV The !
two years before he - had ;-been
teacher and athletic coach at Bur
gaw, following similar posts ' at
Riehlands. He coached .football,
baseball and basketball., . f
Supt. Jchiiscta is a Mason'. He 11
3 member of the North Carolina
Education Association and has
served as President of the South
Eastern District of this organiza
tion. He is also a member of the
National Education Association and
the National Association of School
Administrators. At present he is
on "the Policy Committee of the
State Organization of School Su
perintendents. Since 1935 he has been a mem
ber of the Masonic Lodge at Ken
ansville. He Is a member of the
Melodist Church. Related to nu
merous Duplin residents and in
tensely interested in the past and
present of this county, he is mak
ing a splendid president of the Du
plin County Historical Association.
Under his encouragement all the
schools of the county are cooperat
ing splendidly with "The Duplin
Story". Their work along the line
and participation in the drama are
viewed by him and the : faculty
members as an educational- pro
ject, of cast importance to Duplin
schools and to their students, tor,
like other outstanding educators,
he believes that the more one
knows of the past the more inter
ested he or she will be in the pres
ent and the future. - .
FAISON W. MoGOWEN
Duplin County Auditor and Treas
urer of the Duplin County Histor
' The DuDlin County Selective
Service received a call last week
for 75 men to report for pre-in-
ductlon physical exams by Sep
tember 20th. Bernice A. Farrlor,
! ry of the Draft Board, sta-
f'-fs would affect
MBS. WM. R. TEACHEY
of Rose Hill, supervisor of the
Duplin County Schools, who has
supervised to a large degree this
issue of The Duplin Times. Mrs.
Teachey has been responsible for
all stories and pictures pertaining .
to Duplin County Schols, currently.
She has made many of the photo
graphs, written several of the
stories and supervised and edited
the balance of the stories.
Mrs. Teachey is in her 18th
year in public school work. She
is a member of 'the Association
for'--Supervision -and : Curriculum
f Development; N. C. K, A.; N. E. A.; -
International American Childhood
Association and has accepted a bid
to the Wayne. County chapter -of v
Delta Kappa Gamma. She is
i aduate of East Carolina Teacher
Miss Jacqueline Burke of Pink ,
Hill this week joined the Time
staff as reporter, feature writer
and reporter, feature writer a4 ad i
vertising solicitor. Miss Burke 1
North Carolina in June, major lag
In radio. She did some work la
the department! Journalism. .
She is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Matthew Burke, at present '
of Pink HilL Her mother b the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer ',
Maxwell Of Pink Hill. 1
H. ROYCATES .
DIES IN FAISON
-H. Roy Cates. 62. president of .
the Charles F. Cates and Son
("kite Company in Faison died at
his home Saturday at 11 p.m. after
a heart attack. He had been In rtn.
-lining health for several years. K
t A native of Alamance Countv.
Mn Cates had been active in civic
affairs locally, in the county and In '
the State. ; . , ,
He had served as director of the
JJorlh Carolina Railroad Commiss-
;on. He was a member of the Liona
Club, of which he was a past jresi- -.
dent.; He also , was an executive of
the Tuscarora - Council of Boy ''
Scouts of America, a 32nd degree
Mason and Shriner. and a memlwr
of the Faison Episcopal Church.
funeral services were conducted
from the home at 11 a.m. Tuesday
by Rector Hosea of Clinton and "
concluded at the graveside at the
Phillips Chapel Methodist Church, .
five miles east of .Graham at 4 p.
ylx-Jty::-. i ;. ,
Pallbearers were" Aubrey Cave- "
naugh of Warsaw, L. D. Groome. "
James H. C. Hill and Wilbert Clif- 1
ton, all of Faison, H. C. Hall of
Lynchburg, Va., and A. . Wilbur -Clark
of . Fayetteville. "
Surviving are . three n'"i
A. T. ,and George Cates cf .
I'oward Ct1n of ''" '