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Lcccl Schccls Raise Leci Sup For
.) Lcccl School Acliviups Last Year
Local Schools in the County rai
ted $201,876.45 from all sources
Xor local school activities last year
In accordance with the annual audit
report that has Just been released.
I The amount of revenue raised In
each local school was as follows:
Kenansville. $18,418.34; Warsaw,
$11,386.57; Faison. $7,257.12; Caly
pso8,953.04; B. F. Grady. $23,661.
1 B. F, Grady, Vofci AgrL, $2.
7J9.21; Beulavllle, $26,163.69; Pot-t,-rs
Hill, j $14,835.48; Magnolia.
$2,233.07; Outlaw's Bridge, $2,819.
27; County ,Tournament, $1,359.15;
Total, $173,477.41 '
Negro Schools; Kenansville, $2,
141.01; Warsaw, $3,188.46; Faison,
$1,859.40; Calypso, $1,207.73; Bran-
ch, ' $371.56; Beulavllle, $12.15;
Chinquapin, $3,485.08; Wallace,
$1,947.35; Rose Hill. $5,285.81;
Magnolia. $2,312.13; Uttle Creek,
$99653; Big Zion, $174.60; Iron
Mine, . $24.00rTeaci(e7i $93.50;
Total. $28,089.04. , t i '
These local school funds were ex
pended for the following purposes;
V'hlte Schools: Lunch rooms, $97,
C .64)3; Athletics, $7,974.33; Sup
plies, $10,101.73; Library, $1,520.
33; Entertainment, $81159; Com
' mercial, $5,133.37; Home- Econom
' 'lea, $1,071.40; General School ex
penses, $13,46653; F. F. A, $224.
14; Junior Class, $3,091.78; Senior
Class, $3,402.81; Beta Club, $114.17;
Monogram Club, $58657; School
or Home Ec. Store, $10552.62;
i newspaper, $1,483.71; Typing,
J- ? 33J0; Agriculture, $431.80; P. T.
A. Tax $221.07; Flowers, $32.68;
, County 1 Tournament; ; $1,309.10;
Total, $159,401.93.- ' ; i t r
' Negro Schools: Lunch- rooms,
V 4527.83; Athletics, $48457; Sup
las; $4,042.78; Library $210,14;
. VisuaKEdueaUon. $150.00: Gener-
al School expenses. $3,623.1 OJunr
lor Class, $83.23; etferi Class,
' - $C27.15; School aStarae $086.60;
; ' Petty Cash, $202.16; .y E. A Fee.
' $115.00; T. B. Seals. $24.80; Vet
j 'erans Fund. $600.00; Class Club,
' $17.50; Senior Rings, $60.00; Caps
V:M llaficns Day
!. nd Oct. 24lh
In Duplin County, as all over
the country Tuesday, October 24
is United Nations Day. A day set
aside to recognize the hope of the
peoples of the world for lasting
peace and to remind each ef his
responsibility In the success of the
work of the United Nations. ,
In this country the Home Dem
onstration Clubs re in the pro-
cess of making UN flags to be pre
f sented to each of the schools upon
s completion. As a part of their Ac
hievement Day Wednesday C. O.
WblUey, Mt. Olive lawyer, ! will
j speak on the UN before an expect-!
.;. cu sou women. " .s r, , ,
- In the words of the President of
i the . United States, Harry. S. Tru-
man -- "The strength' of the Uni
ted Nations depends upon the sup-
; port It receives from the people
throughout the world . V. The need
' of an international organization to
- insure peace has never been more
, urgent . , . i call upon the people
' of this Nation with solemn aware
ness of the responsibility each in
dividual for strengthening the de-
otion of the peoples of the world
- to the alms of the United Nations".
As United Nation Flags fly the
world over let all of us have a
rayer In our hearts for lasting
!:st To D:r.!isfs
Dr. H. A. Edwards of Pink Hill
as host to Lenoir County Dentists
id a few visitors at the VFW hut
i Pink HUl Monday night , '
A two-course dinner of Long
and duck and wild rice with
minings, and dessert were en-
ed. A short business session
lowed with a discussion on "Ml
vMould Denture Technique."
e dentists voted to cooperate
-h the Health Department and
mnty Superintendents of -Jones
i Lenoir county schools to ex
iine and chart all defects fouvd
t school chlluieit a 1 to g've ser
ce to Indigents vi' o e been
e-endorsed by the U-aUh doparb
"t, public welfare, and princl-
' 1 1 tne schnoTs. -j
i rc y
and Gowns, $26.00; Diplomas, $16.
25; Red Cross, $7.00; March of
Dimes, $4.10; Crippled Children,
$4.10; Total, $26,573.30. .' : .
DisbursemenU of local funds In
each school were as follows: White
RcnoolBf Kenansville, $16,361.66;
Warsaw,, $10,795.87; Faison, $7,
107.63; Calypso, $9,546.85; B. Fr
Grady. $20,786.98; B. F. Grady
u.. a.m 9. 1 Ml 9: Beulaville.
$28,015.63; Potters HUl. $1,667.61; !
Chinquapin, $w,u7.i; nau.
$26,820.31; Rose Hill. $13,128.61;
Magnolia, $2522.09; Outlaws Brid
ge, $2532.44; County Tournament,
$1,309.10. ' ' ' "'. ""'
Negro Schools: KenansviUe,
$1,779.14; Warsaw, $3,181.00; Fai
son, $3,741.12; -Calypso, $1506.96;
Branch, $254.19; Chinquapin, $3,
485.06; Wallace, $40150; Rose
HUl. 15579.471 Magnolia, $1,921.-
45; Little Creek. $954.6?; Big Zion,
$174.60; Teachey, $93.44. -v
The balance on hand of these
funds at the end of the fiscal year,
June 30, 1950, for each school was
as follows! &-.s-r'-?.-
White Schools: Kenansville,
$2,056.68; Warsaw, $570.70; Fai
son, $149.49; Calypso, $406.19; B.
F. Grady, $2574.17; B. F. Grady
Voc. AgC $579.25: Beulavllle,
$147.96; Potters Hill, $82.02; Chin
quapin, $2,865.75; Wallace, $2528.
53; Rose Hill, $1,70658; Magnolia,
$10.98; Outlaws Bridge, $388.83;
County Tournament, $50.05; Total,
$14,018.48. vj,'-,, ,
Negro Schools: Kenansville,
$361.87i Warsaw, $7.46; Faison.
$11753; Calypso, .77; Branch, 117
37; Beulavllle, $1115;" Wallace.
$446,151 Rose Hill, $654; Magnolia,
$390.68? Little Creek, $41.56; Iron
Mina,". $24.00; Teachey, .06; Total,
$1525.74i'' . -: '; ; v t'' 'Vf
BeginaWg with the1 opening of
ichools for this school year 1949.
1950,, localjsehool fwids were d
posited tsx th, Crtx. TraMtMa
and disbursed W.Hgular channels
as other public fnsSs.V- ,"
This AnuaJ Audit was made by
FW. McGowert, County Account-
' Duplin county !cotton farmers
who want to keep up wlththe mar
keting picture can .receive the
market news service and official
classing of their cotton again this
year from the U. S. Dept. of Agri
culture's Cotton Branch, Lacy F-f
Weeks, county agent said this week.
. "Growers." be declared, "will
find it to their advantage to get an
official government classing - on
each bale as it is ginned. The USDA
.'green card' classing not only shows
the grade and staple length of each
bale, but tells both ginner and pro
ducer when a bale has been re
duced in grade because of rough
ginning preparation." ; :V r'i;-
County Agent Weeks listed only
one gin in -Duplin County who as
of September 22, had bonded sam
plers on duty to draw samples on
request by growers, and who will
submit samples to USDA for the
free and official classing service;
Calypso Gin Co., of Calypso. , ,
Turning again to the problem of
rough ginning preparation, Agent
Weeks pointed out that It may re
sult from either hauling excessive
ly damp, wet, or green seed cotton
to.the gin, or to Improper operation
of ginning machinery. Roughly gin
ned cotton, he said, may reduce tne
market value of a bale as much as
from $18 .'to' $38. .'"iw-4i'j-:
He pointed out that farmer wno
have their samples classed, should
be In a favorable bargaining posi
tion when marketing their cotton,
since they will know the official
grade and staple length of each
hale, and w with market newa ser
vice -- how much it should bring.
Pointing out the value and Im
portance of USDA'a 'green card'
classing, Mr. Weeks explained that
the official classing record will
show bow uniform his staple length
Is, thus giving him a check on the
performance of his planting seed.
When staple lengths of any of the
usual varieties grown in Duplin
fall below one inch, It's an Indicat
ion that planting seed need to be
replaced. .. . , ''-.,'.:';.'.
rrrr,,na" r-p'n, c-npnter on
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- V , . u '. KENANSYILLE, N0KT11 CAKUJutWA,
' A $u0 bill for first prize in the
calypso veteran's corn contest Is
presented . by H. B. Kornegay,
farmer and merchant, to James L.
Whitfield, who made 126 bushels
Calypso Veterans Celebrate A Year
'A yeaf of achievement in farm
ing was celebrated Friday, Oct 13th
In Calypso by 160 veterans wnq are
studying farm practices under the
.-A banquet held in Calypso gym
was attended by the veterans and
some 40 visitors. A feature of the
celebration was announcing win
ners of a corn growing contest,
and awarding of prize money which
had been put "up by Calypso busi
James L. Whitfield won the top
priie of $50 with, a yield of 126
bushel to the acre. Othar winners,
in order, were James .Miller, $25;
Norwood Weaver, $15; and R. E.
McCullan. i10..-wt?' .:.;'vv' r
W. H Hurdle, head of. the vet
erans farmtraining program, said
the average yield of all the eontest
corn a bushels in tha ere
:vnLrcCttXm vetelunr - -school
covera aa,aaa in Jha aacnera o
Wayne, Duplin and Sampson coun-
ties with a 15-mile radhis. The
celebration wee the school's third,
r Many of the veterans, who six
years ago were scattered around
the globe, jvere stil wearing dis
charge buttons in their lapels. Sev
eral had come to the barbecue ban
quet straight from the fields. "I
had to leave my tractor and run
like mad to get ' here on time", an
Army veteran said, i
Anothe ex-soldier, who told of
walking over much of Europe dur
ing the war, -said he didn't realize
so many of the boys from his own
community were in the service. "I
only knew one boy from ' North
Carolina while I was-in the Army,"
he said. f 1
Be Guests Duke U.
At Maryland Game
Duke University has extended
an invitation to the Scouts and
Scouters of Tuscarora Council to
attend the Duke-Maryland football
game on October 28, as guests of
the University; In addition to at
tending the game, the, University
has invited the Scouts to camp near
the stadium on Saturday night and
to attend a special service in the
beautiful Duke Chapel on Sunday
morning. On Sunday ' afternoon,
student guides will conduct tours
around . the University for the
Scouts camped there.J:s;.jj.j:( -
At 7 p.'m. Saturday night, it As
planned to conduct the National
Roll Call and Troop inspection at
the Indoor Stadium with the play
ers acting as inspection oficials.
Troop and Pack Committees will
be responsible for. the transporta
tion of Scouts and Cubs to the Uni
versity. All units attending the
game should be at the Duke In
door Stadium at 10 a.m. on Oct
ober 28. Admittance to the game
will be by Scout registration card.
Each Scout, will be responsible
for . his own tentage, food, eating
and cooking utensils, and sleeping
Bear. Cooking will be done by use
of charcoal, hence it will be nec
essary for each Patrol to provide
itself with a charcoal burner. Char
coal will be on sale at the camping
grounds. .v ;'-?;',
'' This oDPortunlty for a combina
tion camp-out and football game
is indeed a rare one and Scouts
should avail themselves of It in
-t r"o bers. Troops pinnnn 1 1
in' V ' "- -t
of corn to an acre. Between them
Is W. L. Hurdle, head of tha vet
program, which has on; its rolls
160 exservlcemen from ' Wayne,
Sampson, and ' Duplin counties.
School Child Killed
By Greyhound Bus
Orpha Hilda Branch (col.) age
six, was killed instantly by a Grey
hound bus bound for Kenansville
at 4:15 Wedneday afternoon after
disregarding warnings not to cross
the highway. The accident occurred
8 miles northeast of Wallace on
highway II. -Pwfr-. -V
The-child had just gotten off
the School Bus from the Wallace
colored' school, "Which had stopped
20 feet from the main highway on
entering a dirt road. She darted
across the highway in the path of
the oncoming Greyhound -r Bus
which had slowed down when it
"C.,M. JSltterson stated the maHu
on the highway and tne short 0is-v
tance in which the bus stopped
indicated the accident was un
avoidable. Passengers on the bus
.and the children who witnessed the
accident testified the child was
responsible. . ',; :
The bus, operated by John Tho
mas Bradshaw, crushed the child's
skull and broke her right leg. She
was the daughter of John Branch,
of Teachey, RFD.
Held In Raleigh
Raleigh. Funeral services were
conducted here Monday afternoon
for Associate Justice A. A. F. Sea
well, 85, of the State Supreme
Court who died Saturday morning
lot a. Durham Hospital.
Services were held at the First
Presbyterian church with Dr. J.
A. Christian, temporary pastor, and
Rev. R. L. Alexander of Lumber
ton, officiating. Burial was in Buf
f aloe Cemetery at Sanford.
Justice Seawell had been hospi
talized for four weeks during which
time he underwent a major opera
tion. . ..: ,
The oldest member of the state's
high court, he had served as an as
sociate justice since April 30, 19
38, when he was appointed by Gov
ernor Clyde R. Hoey to succeed
Justice W. Connor. ;
Seawell was a former state at
torney general, state senatoh and
In additoln to his wife, he is
survived by three sons and two
'4aughters.;;r',;v;-. . ;
To Presch Here
All l!ext Week
A series of evangelistic meetings
will be held next week in the
Grove Presbyterian church, Ke
nansville, beginning Monday night,
October 23, at 8 p.m. and will con
tinue each night during the week,
with the exception of Saturday
night - :':--'"--
v The Rev. M. C. McQueen, pastor
of. the Graves Memorial Presby
terian Church, Clinton, will be the
guest minister, Mr.. McQueen hat
been a popular and effective mini
ster throughout this region for
many years, and it is, indeed a pri
vilege to have him in Kenansville
r a v . -; -i
, i c -irtnn'fy tlst no
Other winners are (left "to rlgm)
Norwood Weaver, third; James
' Miller, second; and R. E. McCillen,
fourth. (News-Argus photo).
The Warsaw National Guard,
Company "M", will serve a spa
ghetti dinner at the Warsaw Arm
ory Monday night at 7:30 o'clock.
The money from the dinner will
go to the Company funds.
A demonstration and display of
the weapons used by the Company
will be an added attraction. The
display will include 30 and 50
caliber guns, heavy mortars ,and
25 mm recoilless rifles and various
The public is invited to attend
the dinner and demonstration.
An Apology -
Beulavllle: To the friends here
and elsewhere, and" to members of
the Beulavllle Presbyterian Church,
the "Women of the Church" wish
to offer an apology to ill who so
kindly patronized-us by buying
tickets to oar turkey supper Sat
urday evening, but who failed to
be served because of the shortage
of food We did not realize so many
tickets'had been sold or this would
never have occurred. Our thanks
and gratitude go to each of you,
and we are anxious to make re
funds and amends in any way pos
sible, if you . will bring in your
tickets by Wednesday, Oct 25th.
Signed: Beulavllle Presbyterian
"Women of the Church", Mrs. M.
M. Thigpen, President.
SLATED FOR DUPLIN?
Unconfirmed reports to the
effect that a two million dollar
Industry is slated for Puplin
County has been going the
rounds for several daya. There
; la definitely something to the
: report but exact details or the
fact that the move has been
complete! are not available.
.- The industry Is said to be a
rayon or yarn mill for the
town of Wallace. It is hoped
and expected that something
: definite will be forthcoming
in a few daya.; "
Alton Newton, Kenansville mail
carrier believes in feeding hogs,
or at least, feeding them, whether
he believes in it or not,
Last Saturday while on his mail
route Mr. Newton returned home
minus his bill fold. He Immediately
went back over part of bis route
but failed to find it. , ; . , ,
In the meantime the Wells sis
ters went to their mall box for the
morning mall and noticed two pigs
grunting and shaking their heads
near the mail box. To their sur
prise they spotted a hundred dollar
bill in the mouth of one and a bill
fold In the mouth of the other.
After shouting at the pigs; throw
ing sticks,, etc., at them they finally
recovered the hundred dollar bill
and, bill fold. On examination of
the wallet they found seven 20
dollar bills and some more of small
er denomination and a check for
$1800 made out to AHon Newton
and endorsed by him. The pig evl
dentally decided that he had rather
eat than cash the check. Papers
strewed up and down the road re-
vc-'f l that the wallet belonged to
i ' " 1. T Wells sinters
. f r- '-ned
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20th, 1950
Warsaw Woman Elected State Pres.
At U. D. C. Convention Last Friday
., Mrs. Henry L. Stevens Jr. of War
-Sirs. iim L. Sievons r. of War
saw l4t J.rt'.dk was eieded presi
dent of the North Carolina Division
United Daughters of the Confed
eracy, at the closing session of the
51ln annual convention in Fayette
ville. Mrs. Stevens is the former
Miss Mildred Beasley of Kenans
ville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.
A. Beasley of that city. She is a
graduate of James Sprunt Insti
tute and Meredith College and
taught history in the Kenansville
schools prior to her marriage in
1922 to Judge Henry L. Stevens Jr.
of Warsaw. She has one son, Henry
L. Stevens, III. Mrs. Stevens has
served the division as recording
secretary for two years, as regis
trar for the last two years and was
president of her local chapter, the
James Kenan, for eight years. She
taught the Adult ladies Sunday
School Class in the Baptist Church
of Warsaw for 15 years and was a
member of the Warsaw School
Board for four years.
The three-day state gathering
was attended by some 200 repre
Duplin Polio Chapter Receives $2,900
Will Continue Help Chmn. Phillips Says
A check for $2,900 to help pay for
medical care of local polio patients
has been received by the Duplin
County Chapter of the National
Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
it was announced yesterday by H.
E. Phillips, Chapter Chairman. The
funds were provided by national
headquarters of the March of
A heavy case-load from the 1949
epidemic, in addition to the costs
of this jrear's polio has exhausted
the chapter's 1950 March, of Dimes
'funds, the chairman declared.
-.Up to 10-6-50, the National Foun
dation has advanced $6,600,345.00
this year to chapters whose funds
have been depleted by both new
and carry-over casesrMr. Phillips
At present the Duplin Chapter
is providing funds for the care, in
whole or in part, of five patients
afflicted this year and is continu
ing to pay costs for the care of
three stricken in former years.
Wallace Boy Wins Top Dairy Show
Honors At Wilmington Friday
By: LARRY JOHNSON
Terry Cording, 10-year-old Wal
lace youth, captured top individual
honors last Friday in the first an
nual Southeastern North Carolina
Junior Dairy Show in Wilmington.
Cording, whose father, Melvin
Cording, is an outstanding Jersey
cattle breeder, won a blue ribbon
with his Jersey junior yearling.
He then went on to first place in
the showmanship and fitting con
tests to take three' top awards,
which were good for a total of $42
in cash plus three blue ribbons.
Close to 3,000 persons were on
hand at one time or another Fri
day as eager-faced 4-H and Future
Farmers of America members
from 13 Southeastern North Caro
Dancers In State
Duplin's Square Dancers danced
off to Raleigh yesterday morning
where they were scheduled to com
pete in a state-wide contest be
tween dancers from other counties
from the Atlantic to the mountains.
The contest is being staged in con
nection with the State-Fair. Dup
lin Dancers were to dance twice
Thursday. Results of the contest
will not be known for several days.
Last year they walked off with the
2nd prize and $50 in cash. J. L.
(Les) Williams of Kenansville
heads the dancing group.
FAISON, CHURCH TO
Preparations are being made for
an evangelistic revival at the Faison
Presbyterian Church throughout
next week, Oct 23-29, Dr. E..D.
Witherspoon of St Andrew Cove
nant Church of Wilmington, will
be the preacher. Services will be
at 7 p.m. each evening except on
Fiturdny when t: "! v '. l 1 e no
sentatives of chapters throughout
.u. s, bicvens succeeds Mrs. Quen
ton Gregory of Halifax as presi-
Oilier- o.'flcers elected were
. .'i.js JcauiiUe Briggs of Oxford,
j registrar, Mrs. Elizabeth L. Crooin
of Winston-Salem, recording sec
; lelary; Mrs. Dan Tompkins of Syl-
Vij, second vice president; and
Mrs. R. L. West, Warsaw Cirres-
Tollowing the closing session
Mrs. E. R. MacKcthan of Fayette-
ville, president of the J. E. B.
Stuart Chapter and convention
chairman, was hostess at a lunch
eon honoring Mrs. Gregory.
Events on the convention pro
gram included a pageant, scenes,
a reception for delegates to the
convention and other guests, and
a ball for convention pages.
Delegates from the James Ke
nan Chapter were: Miss Eula Pow
ell, Mesdames Norwood Boney of
Kenansville, president; L. S. Whit
tle, N. A. Mitchell, Claude Best,
and Fred Baars of Warsaw.
The Duplin County Chapter will
continue to aid polio patients need
ing financial help for care and
treatment, as the result of a vol
untary "pool of funds from Chap
ters all over the country, Mr. Phil
The local chapter is one of 759
whose local treasuries have been
exhausted by polio in 1949 or 50.
The Chapter wishes it were in a
position to contribute rather than
receive additional funds for pa
tient care, Mr. Phillips said, and
continued, "It is wonderful to know
that when local resources are gone
other unifs of the National Foun
dation will come to the rescue."
"We hope that, in another year,
our local problems wQl be less er
ious and we shall be able to do for
other localities what is today being
done for us."
The Duplin County Chapter baa
spent $32,292.09 to date for assist
ance to 42 patients, of whom S3
were strucken In 1949 or earlier.
lina counties exhibited a total of
84 animals and won premium mon
ey amounting to $958.
j Top money winner of the show
i was the brother-sister team from
Onslow county, Samuel and Peggy
: Ann Cox, who won a blue, three
red and one white ribbon for a to
tal of $50 in cash.
Dr. R. K. Waugh, of State Col
lege, show judge, awarded 28 blue,
42 red, and 14 white ribbons under
the Danish system of judging.
Cumberland county led in the num
ber of blue ribbon animals, with
seven, and Sampson was second
with six. Sampson had 21 animals
entered, more than any other
Drunken driving charges were
filed Tuesday night by Opl. T. G.
Brooks against William B. Stanley
and Henry Harley Bonham. Stan
ley was arrested in Rose HUl for
driving drunk, careless and reck
less driving, personal property dam
age and no operator's license. He
was bound over to court under a
Bonham was driving a tractor
drunk on the highway and parked
on the side of the road and went
to sleep. He was placed under a ,
$200 bond to be heard in court '
Reported for no operator's 11-.
cense by Brooks were Garfield Mc-
Clide and Emery Lee Smith.
; The Duplin County Home Dem-,
onstration Clubs have their anual
Achievement Day Wednesday, Oct.,
23 at the Kenansville School. Be
tween 200 and 250 women from
this section are expected to attend.
Mrs. Mary McAllister will at
tend the meeting from Raleigh. .
In the day's planning are die
pUtye of handiwork by various
clubs. . . ": 'V
In connection with United fa- -tlons
Week and work dona by the
clubs, C. O. Whitley, ML Olive
lawyer, wHl griak to the r""'l ft
t' 1 V;- I:'-!..