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VOL. 17, M ; No. 37
All School-Children -Wi 11 Be Admitted
"TI-.2 Duislin Story" Closes Vilh ;
: Scforday Night's Showing Here
The Mid-Century production of-
"The Duplin Story" goes into the
jhome stretch today as Sam Byrd
and the 75 member cast prepare
for the final two performances to-;
night and tomorrow night.. The
cast BOU couir an m .uicu ui
and plan to give the final two au-
dlences everything they have. v
. - erybody is getting pepped up for
, - the largest attendance so far. Many
predict a-turnout of more than
' - 5,000 tomorrow night.:
ay Officials of the play' decided
.Wednesday night that not enough
'school children were -seeing the
' play. As far as. they are concerned
u is not a mauer pi matins uiuucy.
aii school teachers and educators
: T who have seen it say that definitely
I all school children in Duplin Coun
' " ty and throughout Eastern North
' Carolina who, can should see it
Last year the Kinston Free Press
? .: a an editorial said is should be
. - filmed so that every school child
-J in the state could see it. With the
,.-:vVr new - admission nric of 50c for
'.: ; all school children during the re
- mainlng nights-it la hoped that all
1 parents will see to It that their
children see "The Duplin: torjT.
' Attendance Monday and1 Tues
. nights was good but Wednesday
night was off badlyv '
, I' This week distinguished visitors
' who have been recognized at, in
termission included vCol.' John, D.
Langston of OoldsborQ, ur. Messt
i lck. president of 'ECTCj,, Prof J. K.
Long of ECTC, Mr. Blanchar,
r 'dent or Plnelnud Junior CoK
; John Brisht Hill of Wilmlng
tun; A. O. Sloan of Marion, S. C;
.Moseley Boyetto of Carthage; Sen
ator Rivers Johnson was called on
"fir a talk one night and said "The
I'uplln Story" Uka Jonathan Dan
! Is, said, IS "North Carolina
c.hinl.u nlsht will r(n
a second sucecssful year ioi
ryrd and his story that he. wrote,
directedproduced and played the
l.-adlng role. . ' .,
The Woman's Society of Chris
tin Service of the New Bern Dls.
f 2ct met for a combined seminar
i & zone meeting at the Pink Hill
I othodlst church Tuesday. Over
1 D women from the district at-U-nded
' Registration began at 0:30 a.m.
l a morning session was called, to
ler by Mrs. . R. L. Latham of
X ishlngton, N. C, Zone Leader.
r. opening prayer was given by
5 v. Tommy. Horner, pastor of
e Pink Hill Methodist Church,
s. Carl Herrington District Bi
si Study Leader, conducted the
ulnar and plans were made for
1 s year's work. , -. -
Lunch was served-to the group
1 the women of Pink Hill in the
i Pink Hill School Cafeteria,
y r.1rs. R. L. Cex of ML Olive led
t a Bible study course of the Near
... ;t. The day's program was eon
. t sled with a business meeting,
peakers of the day were Mes
( ibs Carl Ilerrington, W. . B.
' I ise, R. L. Jerome, Nevv Bern1;
I f. Moore, Beaufort; F. P. Brooks,
i enville; Stanley. Mann, New
I rt; R. L. Cox, Mtl Olive; J. B.
; use. Eureka; and Miss Charity
1 .land of Charity.
he Pink Hill Chapter of the
OS was hostess for the day.
l IAGE LICENSES
irr!.'' li'pnse8 have been U
S I y tue I . Mster of Deeds dur
; . pu-n.iter to the following:
t.i,ter HoLbs and Lucille Pow
of Duplin (colored;.
eg S. Murphy and Isabel
s of . Duplin (white).
lols D. Jackson and Annie Ruth
n of Sampson Co. (white).
rey Daniel Quinn and Peg
' erts of Duplin (white).
t I sne and Julia Hand of
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BARBARA JEAN THOMPSON
Jtosiite Of Peace
. September cases before- Justice
of the Peace CI B. Sltterson ranged
from assault with deadly weapons
to Peeping Tom charges.'
.The most serious case on record
is the-assault on Jeff D.. Alphln,
Jr., 17, by his father Jeff D. Alphln,
Sr. with a pocket knife inflicting
serious body wounds which requir
ed 152 stitches, Alphin, Sr. has
been bound over to . the County
Court under $300 bond. ' -
William JRarshal, charged with
non-support of his wife,:. Mabel
and ti'aby, was brought back from
Washington, D. C. where he swas
working to be tried .In County
Court. " '
' Walter Hood (colored)' charged
on three counts; the first assault
with deadly weapon, shotgun, with
Intent, to kill; the second, assault
on a ' different person; and 'the
third, cohabiting with Martha Ken
nedy. - Martha Kennedy is also
charged with cohabitation. 1 r
Convict George Henry Davis
charged with escape on Sept. 7,
from Prison Camp 305 after being
convicted and confined for 80 days
gets 60 additional days.
John Campbell Prldgen charged
with operating auto while intoxi-.
cated with liquor, beer or drugs in .
a careless and reckless iganner with -
out due regard for the safety of
others, transporting non-tax -"paid V
liquor and causing wreck, result-" -lng
in personal damage. ". 'T
v Fred Vann-went to R. O Bl!z-'
zard home and pulled i a i trslIBr
down the road and removed (the.
wheels" complete with tires. r!
Clifton-Hard charged with pub-,
lie drunkenness and possession! Of. I
non-tax paid liquor. .
Wesley Clement charged." -with
driving drunk and transporting
non-tax paid liquorv -
Speeding charges were " made
against Tommy A. D. Smith who "
was bound over to County Court;
also- John Calvin Cam, and Chris
tophus MeiTitt Stroud, V' '
The following were charged with
operating vehicles with no Opera-.,
tor's license: James Edward Wilson,"!
Norman Williams Frov i, George
B. D. Parker, and Dlir.id Phillips.!
HnwjlVil TTnrv W.l.K ,.1 .
, ....j i,,i.L, viuugcu
J operating wi'Wt ' '-ur's
! - try'rt I
. BETTY LANDON RAY
Above - Miss Betty Landon Ray,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. i.
Ujiv of Faison. was formauy pre
sented to society at the Terpischor-
ean Ball in Raleigh Friday nignu
Wearinc her debutant dress is
Miss Barbara Jean Thompson, dau
ghter of Mr, and Mrs. E. C. Thomp
son of Warsaw, who made her de
but to North Carolina society last
Jones Eligible For
the Aericulture department has
ifccl!dJPlMPllinKPeij()M, Jpnes. andJ
UnsiOW ounues muons' uib w
eceivajpr'oduction disaster loans,
it-was announced Friday. -st ; -0,
Thes counties were Included be
cause of .the heavy rainfall which
flooded fields and caused severe
cron losses In July. : ::-;
; To be eligible for a loan through
the Farmers Home Administration,
a grower must certify that he has
suffered unusually heavy loss from
a disaster and is unable to abtaln
credit from local private or coo
perative sources. '
ENLISTS IN SERVICE
Patrolman Bruce L. Cooke of
Kenansvllle this week enlisted in
the 8945th Volunteer Air Reserve
in Raleigh. He expects to be call
ed to active duty in a few weeks.
Cooke has been in Kenansvllle only
4 few weeks but has made many
friends In the county. He is a native
reckless driving, and John Willard
Pate charged with careless and
reckless driving. . ' .
Peeping Tom charges were made
against Raymond Dole by Louise
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Nineteen former-Boy Scouts who W-i 1
dedicatory services Sunday aftr-noon v 1 1
npnr Mount Olive.' Lookm? on i .-e C i. 1
e-ui've Truce Boyers of C,i-' . I
i , i ' v if we ore i v
Floyd Smith of Albertson
fells this and for some reason
we are Inclined to believe It "
What do you say John IveyJ
: About two weeks ago Floyd
stopped by a fishing hole In
Sutton's Branch for a few '
casts. Standing on a stump .
he cast Into a pool by some
light undergrowth. Playing
with the line he heard a flut
ter over head. Looking up
Floyd saw a Cat Fish Owl
watching him and the bait.
Smith decided to play along
with the owl and see what
would happen. He would Jerk
his line and the owl would
stretch his neck, raise his wing
slightly as if to make a lunge
for the bait. After tempting
him several times, the., owl
gave Floyd the once over and
made a leap for the bait. His
claws grappled the line and
the hook caught In one claw.
Floyd threw the line around
a small maple and pulled the
owl to the ground. The owl's
feet became well entangled
in the line. Floyd grabbed a
stick and struck but missed.
The owl flew up. Floyd, let
the line tighten easily so it
would not beak. When the
owl reached the full length
of the line he was pulled back
to the ground and killed. The
wing spread was about four
feet. : L '
, The Utilities Commission has
given the Atlantic Coast Line Rail
road permission to withdraw appli
cation asking authority to close
the agency in Magnolia,
i The Commission issued the order
after receiving a telegram from the
general superintendent, F. B. Lan
gley of the ACL. '
He said., in the wire that "We d
sire to withdraw this application
without prejudice to another ap
plication being made in the future."
Much opposition had arisen to
the application in Magnolia. The
hearing had been set for Sept 18th.
The town's mayor', board of com
missioners and various citizens had
expressed protests against having
the agency closed. '
In the application the railroad
contended that the Magnolia agen-
; cy, did not have enough business
,o Justify its operation.
Honored at Wayne Rites
, , iiLiiiiiimiiiijiuiiiiiiiminiiiniiii ii i n - t
',fTJ .ssH-Iw -m L
"BLOSSOM GAVIN" Miss Norma
Mazo of Charleston, S. C. who has
captivated .the audience each night
in' the James Sprunt scene of "The
Duplin Story" with her singing
of "The Moth and The Flame".
Miss Mazo says she has fallen in
love with l4Mnnsville and hopes
to be in "The Duplin Story" again
if It should continue In the future.
VISITORS In Kenansvllle Thurs-, Arthur Kennedy, Beulaville, Dup
day night at the opening of "The I lln County Commissioners; Gover
Duplin Story". They are, left to 1 nor Kerr Scott and L. P. Wells,
riglft, Dallas Jones, Magnolia and! County Commissioner.
LA PLACE CLUB
SPONSORS CLINIC ,
The La Place Home Demonstra
tion Club, which centers around
the Rone's Chapel community, an
nounces that a baby clinic which
they are sponsoring will be held
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th., 1950
For F ifty Cents
It is regretted that her picture has
been omitted In the publicity pro
gram of the play and in "The Du
plin Story" book. But, those things
will happen sometimes that are un
explainable. No picture of Miss Ma
so or the James Spdunt scene made
last year was any good. It was only
Wednesday that a picture made
this year was received.
on the first Tuesday in each month
in the Rone's Chapel community
building. Dr. G. V. Gooding, Dup
lin County Health Officer, will
give the babies their examinations.
All mothers of the area,both white
and Negro, are urged to use the
General Hershey Speaks At Dedication
Major General Lewis B. Hershey,
national director of the Selective
Service system, was the principal
speaker at the dedication exercises
at Cump Tuscarora Sunday after
v General Hershey was introduced
by, Cuionel John D. Langston, who
served as Hershey 's first assistant
druing World War II.
William P. Kemp, president of
the Tuscarora Council, presided at
the 4 ceremonies. The .? invocation
was given by the Rev. Jerry M.
NewbSld, Warsaw, member of the
Council's Executive Committee.
Several musical numoers were
rendered by Miss Nan Ogburn of
An account of the history of the
memorial plaque was given by
President Kemp, who also recog
nized those memorialized by the
The plaques honored four Du
plin County Men, John Wesley
Shaffer, son of Mrs. Nora Shaffer
of Kenansvllle; Theodore Dunn
Southerland, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Alexander Southerland of Wallace;
Tyson Hardy Newborn, son of Mr.
andMrs. M. T. Mewborn, and Lt.
Jimes Dempsey Simmons, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Simmons,
both of Outlaw's Bridge,
The memorial exercise commit
tee consisted of Glenn W. Grier,
Jr., r-wltt P. Williams, and James
TO ALL REGISTRANTS
OF DUPLIN COUNTY
As yet the Merchant Marine has
not been declared an essential
part of our national defense pro
gram, therefore registrants, who
seek to enter the Merchant Marines
will not be exempt from the draft.
Chairman Local Board
No. 31 Duplin County.
JOHNSON TO REPLACE
JOHN BRIGHT HILL
Chas. M. Johnson of Charlotte,
native o Burgaw, former State
Treasurer and defeated by Gov.
ernor Kerr Seott for Governor of
North Carolina in the last election,
has been named collector of cus
toms for the Port of North Caro
lina at Wilmington. He will re
place Col. John Bright Hill, native
son of Warsaw, who has served in
that capacity since the early thir
ties. Warsaw -Beulaville
Game Moved Up
The football game between
Warsaw and Beulaville origin
ally scheduled for Erlday nlte
but due to "The Duplin Story"
was postponed until Monday
night has again been changed
because of .excessive lighting k.
cost- for tone nirht. The game ... .
will be played at 2 p.m. Friday,
hf pUsjjat -t r. M. Friday.
J. D. Alphin, Jr. 17, of Dpulin
County, was found by his father
in a wounded condition on ine
highway between Pink Hill and
Deep Run Sunday about 8 p.m. but
he could not remember what had
He jas taken to Parrott Memo
rial Hospital in Kinston where he
was treated for cuts on his back,
one arm and shoulder and one
gash which touched his rib. Au
thorities are .checking on his story.
GRADY PTA MEETS
The B. F. Grady Parent-Teacher
Association will meet at the school
house Monday evening at 7:30.
The local Health Department will
give the program. Refreshments
will be served.
Growers of green peppers In
J North Carolina expect to harvest
3,600 acres of the crop this year.
In experiments pastures have
yielded the equivalent of 60 to 80
bushels of corn per acre.
The second Poultry Show and
sale, sponsored by Sears, Roebuck
and Co. was held at the Agricul
ture Building Saturday, Sept 9th.
Ten 4-H Club members each enter-
ed 12 New Hampshire Reds to be
The Danish System of Judging
was used. Judges for the show
were T. b. Morris, ana w. u. ah-.
drews, both Extension Poultry
Speciailsts from State College.
Blue Ribbons were awarded to
Maurice Mercer, Edward Thigpen,
Betty Smith of Pink Hill Rt 2;
and Clara Lee Kornegay of Mt,
Olive. Red ribbons went to Roy
Westbrook, Archie Dunn, Albert
son; Shelby Bell, Mt, Olive, Rt. 8;
and Jerry Cottle, Pink Hill, Rt 1.
Albert Mozingo, - Mt Olive, and
Mary E. WhaleyV Teachey recelv-
f1 whU 4lhhntiK
; Cash prizes of $100 were also
awarded. Those winning blue rib
bons received $13, red ribbons $10
and white ribbons $4 each.
Following the judging the fowla
were sdld at auction, Neil .Bolton,
Agriculture ABert for Tide Water
Power Co. was the 7 auctioneer.
Pullets averaged $2.12 each, the
highest waa $2.85 purchased by
W W. Bell, President of Tide
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