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Dtplin Sfots College Club To Meet
ParenU Of Present Students
Are Cordially Invited, u , .
At a meeting of the Duplin Caun
ty Sute College Club to be held
at Mitchner" Cafe In "Warsaw on
Thursday night, Oct,'' 12, at ,7:00
o'clock guest speaker Will .be H.
W. "Pop" Taylor, Alumni Secretary
of the State jbollege General Alum
ni Association. "Pop" is "a native of
Duplin, hailing from Magnolia.
The new movie, ''North Carolina
State" wilt be shown during the
eeting. The 20-minute motion pic
ture Is, in color with souna. it
covers every activity in which State
College is engaged. It will give
you an excellent opportunity to
tour the campus While sitting in a
chair and missing the opportunity
of making your feet hurt by walk
,.lng a. lot '-V ':,
We hope that each mother and
' father of students now at State
will attend this "dutch" supper
meeting so as to learn more about
' their Child's school. k
Sf:le Highly Commission Completes
- Aniillier 11.3 Miles Duplin Paving
"The State Highway Commission
has Just finished paving another
113 mile of road in Duplin under
the" $200,000,000, bond Issue prtH
The 'five projects finished dur
ing September are as follows:
. From the Wayne County line
; pear Mt Olive to Calypso-Beautan-.
nn KamA S.1 miles: From NC 24 to
HaUsville. 23.; From NC 41 toward
Sloan, 2; From JJC 11. la mue
louth of Charity Jto NC 41. 3.4;
, In KenaBSTlUa county joai exten-
As of betobf l," t'ltjWmmlsslon I
. . ... tin Mn... fif tipv'
Raleigh - North Carolina Leg
ionnaires left this week from all
corners Of the state headed for Los
Angles, Calif, and the 82nd annual
National Convention of The Ameri
can Legion, October 9 to 12. '
The Tar Heel State will be well
represented at the West Coast Con
vention. Headed by Department
Commander . Hugh Alexander of
Kanapolis. this offiqlal delegation
Includes 63 delegates and a like
number of alternates. Additional
Legionnaires are' sure to attend
which should swell North Caroli-
s total to more than 300. : ; -
The state champion , Ashevllle
Lesion band will be on hand to
add color to the Tar Heel delega
' Hon when the Legionnaires parade
through, Los Angles on Oct. 10.
The' city of . Los Angles Is all set
to show the- 84!77 ' delegates and
other thousands of Legionnaires
the time of their lives. . i
, Southern California, wilih. its
ikmiIo hoanties: HollvWOOd. the
magic land of motion pictures, and
Los Angles, noted for its warm
hospitality, all have joined In pre-
je ' paring a proBxam ui nevci tiuuu
I , Motion picture studios will make
! ' ' , their top stars available to make
U it a thrill-packed convention week
TTj.r tor the nation's Legionnaires.
- ttace the world premiere of its
great new musical production.
"Red, White and Blue."
Former , Secretary of Defense '
Louis Johnson will address the op
' ' enlng session of the convention at
. the Shrine Auditorium on Oct. 9.
v A lavish tournament of music
, wlU be held la the Los Angles Me
morlal Coliseum as crack American
' Leg'on drum and bugle corps from
all 6. T the nation will compete for
' the ha..onal championship and thou
sands of dollars in casta prizes. ,
' ' The annual grand parade - will
" get underway , at 2 p.m. Oct' 10.
, " The line of march will be more than
j 2 miles and will include colorful
units and floats from every state
In the U. S. and many of the out-
it. lying possessions. tr
More than 10,000 persons are
expected to be on hand for the con .
ventlon. y: w.; ''ft r.i
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Luvena B. Vestal, Pub. Chmn.
Duplin Co. State College Club
paving In Duplin since the start of
the accelerated roadbuildlng pro
gram last summer. . .
Dr. Henry W.' Jordan, chairman
of the Highway Commission, re
ports more 'road work under con
struction at this time than ever be
fore In the history of the Commis
sion. Numerous primary and sec
ondary projects will be finished
before the end of the 1950, co.
structlon season, t
, As of September 10, the 'Com
missioned spent $49,87421.50
and allocated $95,067,744 J23 of the
first. $125,000,000 In bond lunas.
Monday night one car and two
pick-up trucks ' were.. .Involved ' in
a wreck on the Beuiavme-cninqua-pin
highway causing one of the
pick-ups to turn over." -.
Willie McCoy Everton, operator
of the . car was backing onto the
highway when the pick-up driven
by Warren G. . Batcheior passea
on the wrong side of the pick-up
operated by Terry C.; Parker and
then side-swiped the automobile
i turning ine pic-up otct. ?;
r- Charges were filed here by Pa
trolman J. S. Bailey against Terry
C. Parker who paid a fine and War
ren O. Batcheior was charged with
passing on the, wrong Side of the
road. - Charges were , oumissea
against Willy McCoy Everton.,
i Warren Batcheior was . Injured
and also two girls riding In the
Batcheior pick-up were hospital!-
- A Duplin County 4-H Club pro
gram prepared by Miss Alta Law
son will be' presented ver station
WPTF, Raleigh, Thursday October
19th at 12:45 p.m. The program will
be presented by Stella Herring,
autfia Carlton, Gene Holland,
and Charles Hales of the Warsaw
Senior High 4-H Club. . .
; The program Is Interesting Jnd
entertaining as well as Informative
of 4-H Club work In -Duplin.
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The Civltons had thelrlmeettng
Thursday night and observed Lad
ies Night A chicken dinner was
served at Effle's restaurant to 88.
Entertainment was furnished' by
James Price and his orchestra at
.the community building. . '
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'. The Rose Hill Womans tlub met
Wednesday night of last week for
their regular fall luncheon at the
community building. Mosdames M.
L. Carr, R. L. Carr, Eldridge Tea
chey and Hubert Cottle were hos
tesses. Mrs. L. W. Williams presi
ded. Plans for the ficwr show and
pftwimnni'v f ' " 't v i presen'""?
Dr. Lee M. Drcolts
, (SpeeUI to the Times) ,
: Speaking at the 45th Annual Ses
sion of the Universalist Convention
of North Carolina in Rocky Mount
Sept 30, Dr. Lee M. Brooks of the
University of North Carolina de
clared that "Before the Christian
church can do much about world
problems It must consider itself as
a problem." -
He went on' to say that, "If the
church would perform a vital func
tion in connection with such world
problems as nave grown out of
science and " technology, national
ism, racialism, economics and poll
tics it will have to answer some
sharply pointed questions."
"That old central question 'and
who is Jny neighbor l', said Dr.
Brooks', "still challenges the mod
ern; church In terms of nations,
races, classes and other religions."
Dr. Brooks referred to organized
religion In Jesus' day as a supreme
problem. It was an Institution fos
silized, resistant tc change, and
spiritually dead. "Jesus, one of the
greatest radicals ' In history, not
only drove the money-changers
from the temple and denounced
the hypocrites, but be -also tried
to breathe the breath of God Into
the religious forms of his day.J'
Among the other questions which
he set forth as a challenge to the
church's thinking and acting are
these: Do we today have ceremonial
churchianity rather than a realistic
Christianity? Is the contemporary
church as a whole bound by dogma
and so divided and splintered that
it is -only weakly effectual in view
of world problems?
" Dr. Brooks emphasized that here
and there could be found churches
whose program exemplifies the
realities of the Christian way of
Mfe. But there are few of these' as
compared with the preaching" sta-
rtiona and pulpit pounding type.
in referring to science and tech
nology as another problem which
needs to feel the influence of the
ChristiaaJEhurch, Professor Brooks
spoke of the soul searching of the
physical scientists today. "These
men", he said, "are In quest , of
social,'' moral, and religious" con
trols over their discoveries."
The remedies for other problems
such as nationalism, racialism, eco
nomic exploitation, and political
Injustice - - most pf these born and
nurtured in our own communities
and tolerated too complacently by-
church people -- are not to be
found in faith in facts or knowled
ge..: i. .... .r-
"We delude ourselves", ' Dr.
Bropks emphasized, "if we think
just knowledge will save us. This
sounds like the often expressed
statement. Glve the neoDle the
facts and they'll straighten things)
out', unfortunately In the realm of
local or world problems, people
do not act by fact as often as they
act by emotion : and prejudices.
Knowledge by itself has no inher
ent motive power. It is only from
the mature mind, the socially con
clous mind, lighted and moved by
spiritual and moral energy, that
we can expect constructive action.
The Christian Church can be the
source of the faith and power that
will make knowledge function."
OUT KINKS, CURVES
: Visitors to the county seat these
days are observing much work go
ing on along the streets and es
pecially around the courthouse.
The long promised straightening
up period on the part of the high
way department has arrived. The
curves on highway 24 around the
court house are being straightened
up or broadened so that traffic may
flow easier; Also the street "RuH
ledge" is the name on highway 24
from the court house east toward
Beulaville" is to be widened with
curb and gutter and sidewalks air
most to the edge of town. It has
been promised that highway 11
from the intersection of highway
24 leading to Grove Swamp via the
high school will be widened with
curbc and gutters and sidewalks.
Contracts for this project has not
been let Zeigler-Cline Construc
tion Company of Fayettevllle , is
contractor for the present Job. ; . '
. It wlU also be noted that work is
progressing nicely on the widening
project of highway 24 from Ke
nansvllle to the Onslow county
line. North East at Weaver's Bridge,
now better known as Old Man Riv
er, is being given a new look. The
old fill is being rebuilt and a stral
'cr road throunh the river low
l ' a ri- v lrl;Ve v "1 !rfft
' ! ) i t 1 ! 1- "
On Oct. 9th
The Grady PTA will hold iU
regular meeting Monday, Oct. 9,
1950 at 7:30 P. M. at which time
Mrs. Grady's and Mrs. Fordham's
Fourth Grades will present a Hal
Gets 6 Years
Battle Gavin, Warsaw Neg
ro Woman, was given 6 years
in the penitentiary In Super
ior Court here Tuesday when :
she entered a plea of guilty
to charges of "Illegally per
forming abortions. Battle's
i ease has drawn widespread
attention In Duplin for the
past year or so. She was tried
and convicted the last time
In court but the Supreme '
Court reversed the ease en
' grounds of -errors. The Times ;
wont attempt to go back into
details of Hattie and her car
" ryings en. She is now safely
, , away from public life and at
her advanced are this time
probably mean finis to her.
Warden Miller To
By JOE HERLEVICH
Ralph Miller, Duplin County
Forest Warden, is to attend a six-
day training school in forest fire
control work the first week in Oc
tober. The school is being conduc
ted by the North Carolina Depart
ment- of -Conservation -nd..Devel-
opment andwlll establUi: its Head
quarters at tfthe North Carolina
State College forestry students
camp on the Hofman forest which
lies in Jones and Oaslew. counties.
Two weeks of the school will be
held for the Division of Forestry
wardens from all six districts in
the eastern part of the state, but
Mr. Miller has been assigned to the
first week. : i; J:
At the forestry students' camp
there are complete camp and class
room facilities in the heart of the
84,000-acre Hofman forest. Exten
sive field work at the scene of last
spring's disastrous Hofman forest
fire will be a feature of the pro
gram. Courses of Instruction will
include Such subjects as fire sup
pression methods, short wave radio
operation, fire plans, law enforce
ment, fire-', weather danger pre
diction, smokechaser and towerman
training, equipment operation,
damage appraisal, forest manage-
men and public relations.
A full-scale field problem will
conclude the week's training. Dur
ing all classes emphasis will be
placed on methods of training men
in the warden's- county organiza
tions. Forest Service officials say
that one of the chief purposes of
the school is to qualify every man
in the organization to assume great
er responsibilities during periods
of emergency forest fire conditions
such as -were experienced last
. As County Warden Batten ex
presses it, "Our problem is to make
the nest use oi we manpower we
have available an intensive train
ing seems to be the answer."
Exams Opsn For
P.M. At Alberlson
The United States Civil Service
Commission has announced an ex
amination to fill the position of 4th
class Postmaster at Albertson, N. C.
Receipts of applicants will close
on October 29, 1850. Salary $1682.
Patient Creaks Hip
S. J. Gore, Pink Hill was hospital
ized at the McGulre Hospital in
Richmond, Va.. by the Veterans
Administration, and suffering from
a complication of diseases," Satur
day had the misfortune of break
ing a hip bone in an accident there.
Cecil Sanderson, Sam Gore and
Mrs. S. J. Gore visited him Sunday.
Mrs. Lena W. Brewer, D.D.G.M.
and Mr. Clifton Knowles, DJJXS.P.
will mni-e t' ' "Tidal visit to the
i Star Chapter
- "1 t 8:00 p.m.
eulavills Resident Dies Escaping Fire;
Stephen Gresham Home Destroyed
'William Robert Houston; 76, died
suddenly of a heart attack at his
home in the Johnson Church Com
munity Wednesday afternoon. He
had been in declining health sev
eral years. Funeral services were
held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock
from the home. Officiating was the
Rev. Mr. Hayter, pastor of Grove
Presbyterian Church in Kenans
ville. Burial was in Golden Grove
Cemetery here. He is survived by
his wife, the former Lula Miller of
the Hallsville Community in Beau
fort County; three sons, Ernest of
Edge Hill, Va., Luke of Newport
News, Va., and Marvin Houston of
the home; four grandchildren; two
sisters, Mrs. Iola Hall of Bowden,
and Mrs. R. J. Rhodes' of Newport
By: JACQUELINE BURKE
The 'hufly" (ACL) pulled out
of Warsaw station Wednesday of
last week for New York with a
part of Duplin aboard - none other
than Bob Grady. Also traveling on
the same train were the President
and the Vice President of the At-
lantlc Coastline who entertained
him in their private cars from 1
Rocky Mount to Richmond. j
If you haven't talked to Bob
since he returned, he really had
a fine trip. Of course, it was a1
business trip. f
On Thursday Rob was the guest
of Mj-SCh, manager of the Metro
Advertising service, tne largest m
the world. 4nd while at the Biow
Advertising Agency he ran Into
Mrs. Margaret Peirce Robortem
who is the receptionist Mrs. Robor
tem is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John Peirce of Warsaw.
Thursday night he went to Madi-
son Square Garden to see the Ro-,
deo starring Gene Autry. Bob says
"the Rodeo doesn't compare with
the Duplin Story". After the Rodeo '
he took in the Ice Show at the New
Yorker' where he was staying.
Bob had Friday luncheon at the
New York Advertisers Club where
be was the guest of Mr. Emde, the
Vice President of the American
Press Association who is the Na
tional Representative for weeklies,
and Mr. Standback.
He also saw the Broadway musi
hit "Kiss Me Kate" with Ann Jeff
ries of Goldsboro, star of stage,
screen, and radio. After the show
Bob had a long conservation with
Ann and her mother, and for proof
he has a picture taken with them.
Saturday afternoon Bob saw on
television Bud Wallace, son of
Fitzbugh Wallace of Kinston and
formerly of Kenansville, make the
only Carolina touchdown against
While in New York Bob. had a
Ions conversation with William,
Rand Kenan and I undersUnd he
muy 4bA fT11 t0 Kenansvil,e;
about Christmas. - ,
AlUUUJf ULUCJl WCU-AUVWUD
talked with the famed Billy Rose
at the Diamond Horseshoe.
He saw Lewis Caelta, dramatic
critic of the New. York Times on
several occasions and the first
thing he wanted to hear about was
"The Duplin Story". The New York
Times carried a story on the page
ant earlierjhls year. v
2 Warsaw Drug Company is now
featuring "Bexel", a new special
formula that will give new zestj
for life, new energy, etc. among
young as well as old. Mr. Bill Shef
field, proprietor of the store, says
he can recommend this new for
mula for diet He says it is put out
by a very reputable company and
he Teels his,, store is fortunate In
securing It for this section. On an
other page In this , issue will be
found a large display of "Bexel".
Read the ad, it tells its own story.
Not only will the ad appear In, this
issue but in several subsequent Is
sues you will find "Bexel" story.
You don't have to drive to the
Warsaw Drug Company to make
your purchase. At the bottom of
the ad you will find a coupon and
Mr. Sheffield says his store will
gladly accept mail orders anywhere,
The Warsaw Drug features mall
order business to all parts of Du
plin and surrounding counties.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6th., 1950
MR. STEVE . . . . .
AND HIS LANDMARK
By: J. R. GRADY
Wednesday morning, Oct. 4.
Beulaville and Duplin grow. And
slowly . . . one by one . . . the old
landmarks pass on.
This morning two of Beulaville's
old landmarks passed into history.
Dramatically the end came. It will
not seem right for some time to
come to drive through Beulaville
and not see Mr. Steve Gresham
sitting under the oaks in front of
his large old home on a hot summer
afternoon or on the front porch on
a cooler day with knife in hand,
whittlin' the days by. This morning
the "big house" built by Mr. Steve
and his wife about 50 years ago,
shortly after they were married,
went up in smoke. As Mr. Steve
was leaving the door, going out of
the house, as he feared for the last
time because of the lire, he slump
ed to the floor. He was picked up
gently and carried into the yard,
where under anoak he was placed
in the old comfortable chair. He
was gasping for breath. Maybe he
was conscious that he was sitting
in that old chair "under that old
oak in front of the "big house" - -
or maybe he was not. When Dr.
Norris arrived he pronounced Mr.
Steve dead. He was carried across
the street into his daughter s home
where his body rested some 30 or
40 minutes until the "big house"
fell to the ground in ashes. The
ambulance arrived and he was
carried away to the undertaker,
His life and his "big house", to him
Ta crowning point in his life's work,
passed on into history together,
Thus moves man and history.
October Is In
The Air Here
When October comes around in
Kenansville the town takes on new
life. Fall days, or should we say
Indian Summer, always brings new
zest for living. Summer work is
over, crops are mostly in, most
debts are paid and farmers have
money to spend. In Kenansvillej
lawyers take on a new look. They
come down town every morning'
with newly starched collars and
freshly pressed suits for it is their
harvest time. The last week in
September brings the opening of
superior court ana tor several
weeks in a row court is in session ;
almost every day and crowds
throng the town. They would like
to do more shopping in Kenans
ville but the number of stores are
limited. Those who do shop are
well pleased and almost daily ask
why there aren't more stores in
our countyseat town. "We have to
come here," they say, "and we
would like to shop here if there
were more stores to shop in" - -
just think, it hasn't been too long
ago when we couldn't even go to
a show here now we can g0 every
. KenansviIle and
want to come more but when court
ig not Jn session we have t0 g0 t0
some town where there are de
partment stores, dime stores, spec
ialty shops, more hardware and
supply stores, etc." Business men
should take a hint. The county
seat of a county of 45,000 people
has great possibilities.
Again, we say, it is fall in Ke
nansville and money is all around
us, every body is smiling except
the poor clerks in the court house.
Duplin white school children en- sentenced to State Prison for for
joyed a half-holiday of fun and gery. vv
frolic yesterday when schools turn- Isaac S. Gurganus charged with
ed out at lunch so that .teachers abandonment and non-support was
could attend a district meeting of , ordered by Judge Burney to pay
the NCEA at Fayettevllle. Supt. in cash $500 to the Clerk of the
O. P. Johnson was a principal1 Court for the support of his three
speaker at the gathering.
Harold Sanderson, a son of Mr.
and Nulle Sanderson of Pink Hill
who was Injured while fighting
with the American forces in Korea,
has arrived for hospitalization at
Camp Lejeune. He has. a badly
mangled hand according to reia-
tlves Who visited him Sunday. He
has also lost considerable weight,
He will eventually accept a dts.
charge, so say relatives. , ' . A ;
By: J. R. GRADY
Sorrow and tragedy, drama in
everyday life mixed with excite
ment and emotion marked the day
of events in Beulaville Wednesday
morning. About 10:30 someone
spotted smoke pouring from the
left ell roof of the Stephen Gresh
am home in Beulaville. The alarm
was sounded and in a few minutes
the bucket brigade responded.
Realizing they were hopelessly lost
James Miller, a merchant there,
called the Warsaw Fire Departme-U
for help. In 15 minutes afler re
ceiving the call the new Warsaw
fire truck with its crew of e:"f -cient
firemen were in Beulaville,
20 miles away. When the truck ar
rived they realized there was noth
ing they could do to save the large
rambling Gresham hdfhe. The boys
from Warsaw immediately went
about saving nearby buildings and
when the holocost was over only
the Gresham home was destroyed.
All other buildings were intact
with no damage except a good bath
from the fire truck. Beulaville
has no water system and the boys
from Warsaw had to use their sur
plus truck tank, chemicals and
drained dry all open wells in reach.
They did a splendid job. At 11:30
the old house was in ashes. So
much for the fire.
Mr. Stephen Gresham, age 79,
owner of the house and its builds
er about 50 years ago went un
noticed by most of the onlookers.
Only members of the family, a few
close friends and a doctor knew
exactly what was going on. As the
firemen were protecting the prop-
erty relatives and friends were '
looking out for Mr. Gresham who
had collapsed as he was leaving
the doorway of the house onto the
porch. He wa carried into the .
front yard and placed in a chair.
Dr. Norris was called and rushed
to him. On reaching him Dr. Norris
said he had passed away of a heart
attack. Mr. Gresham had been In
poor health for some time and was
subject to heart attacks. Apparent
ly the fire and all the excitement
was too much for him.
CONTINUED ON BACK
Filed With J. P.
Charges have been filed against
Herbert M. Johnson and .Robert
Lee Fusse1' as a result of an ,uto.
mobiIe and oil tanker colUsion on
Highway 117 last week causing the
death of Jim Stokes of Wallace,
Charges were filed by Cpl. T.
G. Brooks, State Patrolman, against
Herbert M. Johnson of Wilmington,
operator of the tanker, for driving
in a careless and reckless manner.
Robert Lee Fussell of Wallace, Rt.
3, was also charged by Brooks for
operating a car while intoxicated
and transporting non-tax paid liq
uor for the purpose of sale.
The Coroner's Inquest was held
Tuesday. Johnson was placed un
der $1,000 bond to appear in Su
perior Court, Nov. 13 and Fussell
was bound over to County Court
under bond of $500.
The Superior Criminal Court of
Duplin County rendered decisions
in the following cases this week,
with Judge John J. Burney pre
siding. Oscar Branch, sentenced to
State Prison for burgulary, entry,
,and larceny. Roosevelt Harrison,
J. T. Outlaw was found guilty
of carnal knowledge of female over '
12 and under 16 years of age.?
Willie Williams, .charged with
possession of non-tax paid liquor;
cost, and condition he not violate
any laws for two years. .
Jim Henry was found guilty of
aiding and abeting in the manufac
ture of npn-tax paid liquor. - "
Macy C. Bostic, - charged With
i bigamy, sentenced to jail and work
, on roads, on execution of prison
term to oe suspenueu uu uuu u-
havlor for 5 years and not to be
found In Duplin, Lenoir, Onslow,
Jones', or Pender counties anytime
during that period. v . . ,