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VOL. 17, ' KENANSVILLE, ' NORTH CAROLINA
Brie Cocke Jr. of Dawson, Ga.,
-' unanimously elected National Com
mander at the Los Angles national
convention, will make hi first visit
as the Legion's chief, to North Car
olina where he will address a meet-
' ing of the 18th District In San-
-. ford on December 1. , j
Cocke Is ' to speak la. the -high
school auditorium following c full
day of activities which will Include
a parade, a part of the usual Christ
mas festival, crowning of the beauty
. queen and a banquet All " North
Carolina Legionnaires are invited
to attend the entire program in
Banford and are especially invited
to be present at 8 o'clock to hear
the Commander's address;
Declaring that "ours Is a fighting
' Job," Commander Cocke accepted
The Americam Legion's highest of
fice, pledging to pursue a program
, f "peace through strength."
Commander Cocke, a 39-year old
- veteran of World War II and the
youngest National Commander of
The American Legion, survived a
Nazi firing squad to lead the na-
." tion's veterans la their determlna
,'tion to protect and preserve the
. fruits of their victory.- f 'v:
. Decorated with the silver star,
the purple heart with clusters, the
bronte star and other citations, he
S:.i Dyrd's Charleston Drama Makes
, D!ollil;Seil:Oul Crowds Attend,
Sam Byrd, author, producer and
actor In VThe ,DupUn Story" has
staged second hit In the field of
; pageants. ,Hla latest rror Those
- Who Live, In The Sun" went over
-v ' In a big way" in Charleston, S. C.
HfhtjTj. over the ThanksglvloghoUday s.
;. , . The following flipping Sfrom the
, $ arlf Evenings -Tostu, was re
' ceived by the Times from Margaret
Neeson, putIty dh-ectori . . ;
. - j. LAST NIGHT' FLAT -
' v- ' ' " Belvin He4e '
V Sam Byrd holds a mirror up to
i the Jews of Charleston and paints
. .a dramatle picture of the import
' ' of the Jews on the history pf Char
'leston In his BlcenteAnlafproduo
i tion, "For Those Who, JBJye In The
v,' Sun," whtfh opened" for a jElye-pay
f run at the Dock Sstreet theater
last night 5-;'.r "ri"rri'''
' A capacity hobae.fter Kxpress-
lng approval,-with : spontanebus
J burets ol applause, aw . cast of
; mare thaa',160 go--through 18 dra
- eesUc scenes: rtfh a minimum' of
niiscues and a wealth of ability..
Eriefly Ue-pro 'action centers
' around a Bavarian displaced family
- J named Schuman- who are to come
to America under the sponsorship
, of . a Charleston .merchant Mr.
i Byrd, who plays in allied officer,
.tells them of the part the Jews
have played In the life of Charles-
' ton and his stories are Illustrated
, ' - by following scenes. :: v-'
'.. ' The pageant, for no other destelp
' tion can fit the. production, Is set
4 in scenes, designed by Corwln Rife,
that are .more; often, thah'not,
. fcreathtaklng ln.: their; impact and
o.taln such dramatic - effects as
LY J. 11. Vi!!l:nis Convicted;
Fl:rcj L'r.-;r Five Years Probation
: Wilmington, Nov. 22. v Dri J.
Williams, 73, prominent Warsaw
ctor, was.vnder five years pro
A!on toil?y..iollowing conviction
' violating federal narcotics laws.
Assistant, pistrict Attorney How
i d Hubbard-of Clinton presented
t -ence to show that Williams
f ''it some. .11.700 one-quarter
i morerhlnc tablets' during an
;onth p4od imd could account
r the disposal of only -'1,000 of
n. - ' -vsfc V .;
":;e government also charged
r t V.Tilllao issued some 2,300
. e .erlptlons for narcotics bought
t various drug stores during the
"c Association of the
' r '.' ' "'l held Amateur
a , .1 on Frldny Nov.
..: L :ih was m .-r ol
U'3. At II a " i." f e
" J ft t..j C r to tcno.i
. ERLE COCKE, JR.
Dawson, Georgia "
'' The American Legion
has received national acclaim as a
business and agricultural leader in
his home state of Georgia. ;
v He demonstrated his ability and
determination as chairman of the'
Natoinar Security Commission in
the American Legion's fight fori
Universal Military Training. He!
brings fthe same determination A
and the same engagng smile - to
his new Post as Legion National
gunfire and a ' burning city.r The
lighting effects go far to make the
pageantthe most entertatolng this,;
reviewer .naa seen onme iqcai- uave. If the enyironments were im
sUge. .;; v ' V; ' 1 proved to Jelp rents to live feet
umk fj nt AiiMi mnrfnituHp It - 1 ( u u
.t m - w..
is taposslbUiv personeJLmen-,,
tion to all-wl!o'eserv and it
shouldufflsay iat without
exception, the acting was ' excep-
tioitfllv well done. :
(However, the scenes best remem
bered for the acting of , the princi
pals are those which picture Pe
nlna Molse, blind poetess, played
by Elizabeth Malloch Davis, in her
Coming street home, who 'hesi
tates to leave her beloved and burn
ing city though smoke from the
spreading fire has entered the
room; The Moses Lfndo scene, get
on the waterfront in which Murray
Bennett plays the English Jewf who
came to Charleston to aid the col
onists in their indigo experiments;
The Union station scene in which
Sam Turtletaub goes off to World
War I to lose his life, and the last
dramatic scene in which the rabbi,
played by Gus Pearlman, preaches
the victory sermon on the Sabbath
after V-J Day,';- f-:;V Vvi-v ;;:
For drama, we unhesitatingly
chose the scene" in which Francis
Salvadore, the first Jew to die for
his country, is killed in a swampy
ambush by Indians. For comedy,
the Purlm ball scene in which A.
Bobbins the Clown, lives up to his
reputation as ''America's Funniest
' Mr. Byrd tails on his long ex
perience in acting, writing and pro
' CONTINUED ON BACK-
same period, and a narcotics, agent
testified that he bought drugs from
Williams after being introduced to
him by a drug addict - -
Williams, who is not married and
had no criminal record, said be
had never issued prescriptions
without "pr6per examination of the
patient" and without being honestly
of the opinion that the person suf
fering and In need of narcotics for
relief. . - . '
In addition to the five year pro
bation period, Williams was filled
$500 and costs and ordered to sur
render his narcotics license to the
United States Bureau of Narcotics.
prize in the group contest with
Lester and Shirley Brltt taking
second prize.. Receiving honorable
mention were Conrad Jones, Les
ter Britt, D. Smith and Oscar Sut-
Lchs ; S13C3.C3
Hubert Brown, local barber was
minus $1300 in cash, according to
reports here a few days ago, when
. ( .(,v-rp,i his bin fold was
tKafijW- jwtfcc S?uJUcx ixtV
Talks In Calypso
"This is an attempt to create a
greater and more wide-spread in
terest in the care, management ano
training of children,. so that we may
slow down or even reduce the num
ber of cases of mental unrest which
too often lead to behavior prob
lems in childhood, Juvenile delln-
quincy in adolesence and crlmln
allty in adults or to nervousness
or even insanity." v .-
With this opening statement,: a
prominent Wilmington baby spec
ialist, Dr. A. McH. Crouch, Sr., be
gan a speech to members of the
Calypso Parent-Teachers Assocla
tion there Monday night, Nov. 20.
The noted physician . averred
"that the mental environment of
the child is created by the mother
or the nurse. That is her responsl
bllity and her opportunity. The
conduct of the child must be the
criterion of her success."
Dr. Crouch said "If things go
wrong, if there is constant crying
or ungovernable temper, if sleep
and food are persistently refused,
or if there is undue timidity and
tearfulness, there is danger that
seeds may be sown from which
nervous disorders will spring in
the future." -,
He reminded parents and teach
ers that more than one-half a mil
lion United States citizens are con
fined to mental institutions and It
is estimated that the people now
living, more than 10,000,000 will
I during their lifetime need to be
committed to a mental institution.
" Dr. Crouch said a child with a
"mind at rest" is he most valuable
asset life can have.-He added "a
child with a jnind at rest is the
most valuable sset parents can
.ycL lives, in uiuit uuiraiucfaw ui I , , . ,i ...
shfher,; V d toi-perat &Wu'mT' J T'
udiscuesions, stay hoe morinV01 m.m'
With - the children, give more
thought to the care of the mind
and ; less to the body, the result
will be a mind at rest."
He concluded ' his address by
emphatically asking the question:
t "Are we willing to pay the
Well, "The Little Dutchman" has
struck it rich! Charles Newman of
Pink Hill wrote a song in 1949
while serving in the Army. The
song Is entitled "No One To Cry
Over Me". He sent the jsong to
Hollywood, Calif.; f or the fun . of
it, and the motion picture industry
sent him a contract He is nowUn
der contract with Columbia Record
ing Studios in Hollywood. The song
will be on sale in December. ' .;
H. D. Club Officers
To Meet Burgaw
Miss Verna Stanton and Mrs.
Mary L. McAllister will, hold a
training school for Home Demon
stration club officers in Burgaw
December 0, at 10 a.m. In the Court
Room of the courthouse. This meet
ing is to be held for Duplin and
Pender County Officers. The pur
pose is to train officers In their
duties so that we may have better
Home Demonstration Club 'meet
ings. ..-,.,-'.,.,,., ' '' ;
Each Duplin club officer is ask
ed to pack a small lunch to take
so that so much time will not be
spent eating lunch since -Burgaw
does not have facilities for feeding
large crowds. The ladles in Pen
der will serve coffee to go with
Transportation will be provided
Duplin ladies that do not have
transportation of their own. Con
tact Miss Clontz, Home Agent VL
At Kinston Dance
.The Kinston Clvitan Club is
sponsoring a round dance In the
old Knott's Warehouse In Kinston
on Tuesday night, Dec. 5th from
9 'til one o'clock. - The famous
Gene Krupa orchestra will play..'
Purpose of the dance Is to raise
funds for a project to test hearing
in school children on a continuing
basis so. that every child will have
the benefit of good 'hearing. The
project is an expensive one, says
M. S. Van Hecke, the necessary
machines and audiometer costs - In
the neighborhood of $1,C00. Every
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Dr John M. Daly; Jr.,Jibove was
awarded the degree .ol Doctor of
Ontometry and B.S; in Visdal Op
tics upon his recent graduation
from Northern Illinois College of
Optometry, Chicago, !U.tjr. Daly
is a . graduate of Grainger High
School in Kinston and eompleted
pre-Optometry study In 141$ Junior
year at Wake Forest College. His
wife Is the former Lpis Trances
Swindell of Greenville' ijld they
have one daughter, Marljrti Fran
ces., Their permanent hoifie is In
Warsaw, where Dr. DalyMll soon
open his office for the practice of
Optometry. He is the son; of Mr,
and Mrs. J. M. Daly 6f -Kihston.
Duplin Choirs Be
Folks On Dec. i
The Kenansvllle measkerf of the
bers of the Duplin County Choir
from all over the County at a Turk
ey Dinner 6n December 5,' 1950, at
7 p.m. in the Kenansville School
Immediately after dinner there
will be a meeting of all members
of both choirs, at which time it will
be decided what disposition will
be made of the Choir's share of the
surplus from the 1950 production
of the Duplin Story. This will be
the first meeting of the Duplin
County Choir for 1951. All mem
bers of both-choirs are cordially
invited and urged to attend.
Faison Seniors To
The Faison Seniors are now in
fine shape to present their play
"When Irish Eyes are Smiling" at
7:30 p.m., Friday, December 1st -
The play is an Irish comedy giv
en by special, arrangement with
Walter H. Baker Co. upon payment
of a $10 royalty; It is an excellent
plot, plenty of pathos but ends
happily - but with a tug at the
heart strings like the song fy the
same name., '-'
"Your are cordlaly Invited to at
tend this fine production.
IN LEADING ROLE .
'-' Bill Kornegay will play the lead
ing role in Gastonia's Little Theatre
production of "Laura", which will
be given, December. 11-12-13. This
play . was taken from the novel
"Laura" by Vera : Caspery from
which the movie "Laura" was also
'Thade.'.,':.,.,,., ... - ,t
' Bill'sOle' will be that of Waldo
Lyndecker, which was played by
Clifton Webb in the movie.-
, Mr. Kornegay is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Gordon Kornegay. He at
tended Warsaw . Grammar School
and two years of high school after
which he entered N. C. University
where he was a - member of the
Carolina playmakers. He received
his B.A. in History in 1949, and is
for the second year a faculty mem
ber of the Arlington High School
-""A & P STORE HOURS
. M 'if t - :
A. & P Tea Company In Warsaw
calls attention to its store hours
now being observed. Mr. Arm
strong, manager, says that some
folks ve a little confused on the
hours. On Mondays, Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Fridays the store
opens . at 8:30 a.m. and closes at
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1st, 1950
To Hold Institute
Day In Kinston n '
The North Carolina Association
of Universalist Women will have
their Institute Day in the Kinston
Universalist Church on. Saturday,
Dec. 2, 1950. Mrs. W. C. Grady,
State President, will call the meet-
in? to order at 10 o'clock. ..Mrs. i
LoLtie Burger of Outlaw's Bridge
Church will have charge of the d
votion. Miss Virginia Ward of Wil-''
mington will give, a report of the
National Conference held in Wash
ington, D. C. in October. I
Mrs. Maud B. Foy will be the '
main speaker for the morning ses
sion using the topic "Parliamentary
Procedure." Mrs. W. S. Skeels of
Rocky Mount will sing a special ;
number and Mrs. Steve Wilkins
will give a reading-.
At 2:30 the afternoon .session
will start with Miss SusanWaller
of Kinston speaking on '"Travel
and Work While in Germany with
Youth Caravan." "Biest Be the Tie
That Binds" will be. used as the
closing hymn. .,. .
The public is invited to any or
all of the program.-Lunch will be
served at the noon hour.
Subject Of Talks
The industrial potentialities and
future of Duplin county are slated
to be aired when Duplin' mayors
and other interested citizens meet
Friday with Paul Kelly of the, State
department of 'Conservation and
Kelly will leadVdiscussigns Jn
how Duplin can attract more in
dustry -rid wfcnt r' the ' county has
to offer. Aubrey Cavenaugh, C&D
board member said the subject
would receive thorough study.
The meeting will be held in a
Warsaw cafe at 7:30 Friday night,
Announcement of the session
was made shortly, at the meeting
last week of J. P. Stevens and Co.,
which gave plans for a modern
textile plant to be located in Wal
lace. Friday's meeting, Cavenaugh
said, will many advanced plans and
suggestions for compiling a com
plete account of available resour
ces in Duplin, which officials be
lieve will determine the industrial
future of the county.
. The Anniversary services at the
Baptist Church Sunday, Nov. 19th
in Magnolia were well attended
and much.enjoyed. The pastor, Rev.
J. P. Royal gave the three messages,
morning, afternoon and night. In
the the afternoon the Lord's Sup
per was observed and special music.
At the night service Mr. Royal
baptized sixteen candidates, seven
fer Coneord. Church, two for New
Hope and seven for Magnolia. A
large delegation from Concord and
New Hope attended the nigh ser
vice, . . (-.
v At noon a sumptious dinner was
- Among those who attended the
day services from out of town were
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Parker, and
Mrs. Lena Maxwell of Hopewell,
Va., Mrs. Sudie Parker of Kennedy
Home, Kinston, Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Jones of New Bern, Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Martino of Fayetteville.
Cold Weather Hits
Duplin and Eastern Carolina suf
fered its coldest weather in several
winters last week end when the
thermometer shot down to near IS
degrees on Saturday night follow
ing heavy snow fall during the day.
Little snow stuck because of pre
ceding rains. The youngsters enjoy
ed 'watching it fall but were denied
the pleasure of making snow men.
Some say Duplin has already had
more real winter weather this year
than we had all of last winter.
Some prognostlgatorg around here
say watch- out for more snow and
sleet before December 20th.
BLOODSHED BOXSCORE , '
y :;---'y On N.C. Highways-' i-.'
Killed Nov. 24-227 t V 13
Injured same dates -. . ; 95
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' 1ST." LT. LENWOOD SMITH
A Pink Hill soldier, Lenwood
Smith',' has come up through the
ranks quite a way since he enlist
ed in the Army in 1939. Smith, now
1st. Lieut. Smith, is the son of Mrs.
Maggie Smith of Pink Hill. He re
cently received his latest promotion
at Schevabisch Hall, Germany, his
present station. He has been in
Europe for 18 months and has his
wife, the former Pansy Pierce of
Marlow, Okla., his son, Larry Lynn,
7, and an infant daughter, Linda
Diane, with him. The latter was
born in Germany. During World
War II, Smith was a sergeant, ser
ving two years in the European
In Baptist Church
The Week of Prayer for World
Missions and Lottie Moore Christ
mas Offering will be observed in a
different way than ever before
here. . ,
On jtfonday night, Dec. 4 the
Sunbeams will give their program,
and, make their offering in little
stockings hanged on a little Christ
mas tree, Miss Macy Cox Leader.
Tuesday night The Royal Ambas
sadors led by Pastor Royal will
give their program and make an
Wednesday night The G.A.s led
by Mrs. Paul Tucker will give their
program and offering.
On Thursday night the Y. W. A
led by Miss Macy Cox will give
their program and offering.
On Friday night the W. M. S.
will give their program and offer
ing, Mrs. J. E. Hamilton is presi
dent of the WMS.
Don't Forget - you are invited.
On Highway 11
Bids were received in Raleigh
Tuesday for the repaying and wid
ening of highway 11 from Kenans
ville to Pink Hill, 15.01 miles of
grading, paving and ' structures.
Roadway contract bid was received
from E. II. Hines Construction Co.
in Greenville, S. C, $350,520.50;
structures, Wilson Construction Co.
Inc., Salisbury, $161,467.80; moving
buildings, E. H. Hines Construction
Co., Greenwood, S. C, $3,725. The
bids are expected to be approved
and work got underway in a few
L F. Weeks Attends
Duplin County Lacy F., Weeks,
recently elected President of the
Southeastern District of the' North
Carolina Agents ' Association, left
on Friday to attend the National
Convention in Chicago of County
Agents being held Nov. 27 and 28.
The National Convention Is the
main event in the County Agent
organization. The State Board of
Directors serve as delegates to the
convention. North Carolina is dk
vided into six districts with a
President of each, who with the
State President form the State
Mr. Weeks drove to Chicago
with County Agents C. B. Morgan
of Granville County: Charlie- Over
man, Chowan Co.; and Charlie
Clark, Onslow Co.
Agent Weeks before becoming
President had served two years as
Vice President of the N. C. South'
eastern District He is now serving
as State Chairman of the Public
r"iatloPs ci',,,v'"" -a is a f
free Public Bible
"TRUE RICHES - HOW OaV
TAIN ED?" is the subject ef a tree
public Bible discourse to bo deliv
ered this Sunday, Dec. 8, at &M
p.m. in the Model Theatre, Beute
ville. The speaker will be O. B.
Miller, ordained minister fresa
Brooklyn, N. Y., and tola free pub
lic Bible talk will climax a wee
long visit with Jehovah's witnesses
in this area.
Mr. Miller has been working wttkv
Jehovah's witnesses in eeeUre.
North Carolina for more thsa two
years, and will soon take a course
of training at the Wntcfetower Bi
ble School of Gilead U New York
preparatory to missionary aerviee
in foreign lands. .
The public discourse is part of
a world wide home Bible edueattoe,'
al work now sponsored by Jeho
vah's witnesses to encourage more
study of the Bible in private hoses
of persons of all beliefs. While the
witnesses have central masting
places yet most of their preaching
activities is carried on from hove
The non-denominattonal Bible
educational work of Jehovah's wit
nesses has spread all over taw
earth and is now carried ea la let
different lands by more than 17 s
000 active ministers. They are said
to b one of the fastest gcvaiag
Bible educational orgaalwtioM of
The witnesses firmly believe that
we art now living in "the last dare"
and that the destructive oewers
of God will sooa sweep through
the earth to completely "-'frftttt
all forms of wickedness. That total
world destruction la caUadj the
"Battle of Armageddon," and, eoly
the righteous will bo saved frea
its fury. -Mr"l: '
Putting this belief Into aeUoa, -L
the witnesses bavoeet forth oa a
well-organlxed campaign tktougV'
out the earth to wan all peopl
about this comlftg world calamity.
Thus, they call Upon rick and poor '
alike, educated and Illiterate, t4
persons of all nationalities gad-fee
CONTINUED ON BACK WHOM
Deer Hunting hPo.
Percy E. Byrd of False left eo
Friday afternoon for New 1
Pa. where ho Joined kit .
a deer hunting trip ! (at ;
tains Monday and Tuesday; Bt will
also visit his daughter la Delaware
City, Dei while away. Bo MU re
turn on Saturday. , .
The County Ageata of DuaUa
will be out of the county Tuesday
to attend a Tide Water District
Meeting in Wilmington. Thlrtoeo
counties will form the district
Representing Duplin are: L. t.
Weeks. V. H, Reynolds. Mites Alia
Lawson and Hilda Clonta. ; -
Local Lions To
The local Iiont Club at tta reg
ular dinner meeting last week voted
to schedule a basketball game be
tween the club member and, the
Kenansville FFA. The game will
be played some time la January
at the Kenans Memorial Auditor
-I Visitors at the club dinner were
Lions B. R. Ackemaa, Arte
Thompson and Earl Farles of the
Wallace dub. Following the meet
ing Zone Chairman Ackermaa of
Wallace met with officers of the
local club.' r s.'- -;
The Lions voted to decorate the -courthouse
square with a Christ
mas scene and Lion Colon Holland
was placed in charge of this pro
ject The scene has been ordered
and la expected to be erected some
time next week.
Bi ilavilb Lbs
The Beulavill Lion Club c -'.
ed $173 Saturday bfwe'i"
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