'---" m n llin.i . .., -V,ilM(Bn-itt,..
5 ,-;f v:i.
. 7 J. B. GSADY -
i l ind,Kenair ot New
. Us slsiijr Mrs. Graham
(C Vllmington spent most
; y hero Wednesday and
r guests of Mr. and Mrs.
. ' hnson.' While here they
; . ad 1 arid Wjere ' pleased
I -i growth ot Kenansville
' 1 rast few years. They were
' ) "y pleased with the prog-
has been made eti the
i JTemorlal. Auditorium.
i :s finally completed Mr.
! 1 there wiU He nothing
i Colliseum in Raleigh to
v ith it Mr. Kenan made
1 donation of $10,000' and
; ;ian donated $9,000. The
-'I Is named for them and
iiilies. Mr; Kenan also: is
. r of the Kenan Memorial
. .m in Chapel Hill and the
i i imily endowed the Kenan
; C HUtory at the University,
i man is a young "old" man.
' i- 'j, bly wouldn't like to be
ei to as "old"; 4ut a person
y eighty years old has seen
- . a bit of life and from his
-i-tions Wednesday Mr. Ke.
; i 1 ' enjoyed his nearly eighty
s to the fullest He can carry
conversation, with. the enthu
i f t a 18, year old boy. fie and
" ; nan reminisced over days
- r when they would play at
i ::.enan home here and cap
i "y the big times they had . at
is. Mr. Kenan said the gar
' t adjoined the old home lot
v 3 surrounded by trees. Each
t sed to one of. the child
: X Vity took particular pride
I f tree.' They could da what
-..ted to in their respective
!, having graduated from
rsity of North Carolina in
;ie owns a huge farm near
t w v m which he does
.e researcn in . cnemisuy
reration from some of the
s leading chemical and phar
' al houses. He enjoys tell
t Lis cows and experiences
..t He keeps Between 225
) Jersey milk cows and 6
1 bulla at all times. On
- are 20 men, college grad
1 two women who look
- . The women attend to
l end of the dairy. Mr. Ke
i:.ey milk their cows every
rs and each cow averages
) quarts of milk daily. He
.Ueve in pasteurizing the
, "y milk direct from the
- , e bottle and the milk is
;er it. has been capped.
ovr 100 heifers each year,
y deliver 900 quarts of
day and sells Ice cream
airy. Ho doe not deliver
; nor did he deliver milk
t years. The selling end
..els Is done because he
-se of it in some way.
' profit motive he says.
- -m is. said to be far
n most and be explains
to the fact that he be
" n-n Ice cream does not
3h fat He put some
. j per cent fatin his
i.- As n example ot bow
y scUion the: premises,
y aHernoon recently, the
a dished out , over- 850
5 s cream at the dairy, r?
"! of such a herd is
ive, as any farmer in
Mr. Kenan said that
fk through one win
j following amonht
) I: ales of hay; 100
; ti tons of sugar
i f con ensilage;
t i, r i lis. He
C -Js on t'..e farm,
s cf r ' -re.
a f 1 3 " y, in
. ; - I !it -a
!. .. ) i 9 1 .if
1 a c-i ? t r
j t;ie l . i r ' e
1. For c . !o,
i a bo ' r 1 1 j c
n t-.. J.
! ' t deep
1 i i coun-
1 1. ' en
' i. it ' J he
City, and maintains, office (here
and in New York. He also owns an
apartment in New York. Between
the two .'offices he employs .119
people.,;. I..:..-?:,; i t-
- Mr. Kenan likes to fly and does
a great part of his traveling fay air.
He likes to make pictures, movies
as -well as still shots. He told about
chartering a plane in New .York
Just after one of the great Florida
hurricanes and flying down to Key
West' From Miami to Key West he
made a movie of the Keys and dam
age done. When Curtiss. built his
first plane Mr. Kenan took a flight
l-with him in it.-;; SS
We could tave .sat and listened
to him talk on for. hours,. Kenans
ville cab 'toe proud of tielng ithe
grandfather.home. of Wm. Band
Kenan. t ' "V ' f t
Mrr- Grabim Kenan : was .very
chafminz and patiently quiet to
let the men folks listen and inter
chair, ta front of the rt
the od tune tru. "Southeru AraMt
racy that we read about but seldom, th(t v,. cf bread was
nave uie pieaur ui miming. ucy
seem to take a great pride la Ke
nansvUle and 1 think can truly be
labeled the patron saints of our
home town, - - ' - '. -
General County Court will con
vene here Monday morning, Jan
uary 1st Judge Phillips has issued
a call for all defendants and those
hivlna . imnaid coutt cost ioap-
pear In coupon Jjonaay winoux
fail.' Sf ..ot? I i -o' '
AtwoMieeks. ternabf .Superior
iouxi mw iitp w v--
will convene Monday, January 8th
with Judge Henry L. Stevens pre
siding. 1 - -
The Superior Court rendered de
cisions in civil suits week before
last with the Honorable William 14
. First case Carlton Cox, by his
next friend E, J. Summerlin va Em
mett Rogers, action brought to re
cover the value of services rendered
to the defendant upon an alleged
contract The court taxed Emmltt
Rogers $250, court costs to be de
ducted, the remainder to go to the
Hon.' Halstead granted divorce to
Francis B. Outlaw and Marvin E.
- W. E. Stout was ordered to pay
to the Tide Water Power Company
the sum of $1601.24 with interest
thereon from the 5th day of April,
1950, until paid. .
In the case of E. L. Lowie Com
pany vs W. E. Stout the court order
ed the defendant to pay $1749.10
with Interest thereon from March
1, 1950 until paid. . ;
W, W. Patterson was appointed
Referee In the land- boundry case
. wr - a.tl '' Ulna Dtv. t
of Lewis Keathley s AUas Ply
wood Company to report iinaings
to the court J
Runerior Court reconvened on
Monday, December 11 with Hon, Q.
R.'Nlmocks, Jr. presiding.
An agreement of non-suit was
reached in the case of Johnnie
Johnson vs Lucille JJohnson, case
Leon Earl Ezzell, by his next
friend Veneris Eoiell vs C. A. Pre
c the, the attorney for the plain
tiXt received $100 from the defend
ed to be paid the clerk of the'Su
perior Court r
A settlement was reached in the
Eonnie B. Brown vs Harvey C.
Hines Company with the defendant
paying $1000 and the cost of action
to be taxed by the clerk.
The case of Melvln . Whaler vs
A. C. L. R. B. Co. ordered calendar
ed until JJan. 1951 term of court.
The hearing of S. L. Warrant and
J, T. Flythe - trustee vs Ralph J.
Jones, Sheriff and Capital Sales
Corporation ordered Jan. 8, 1951.
. . .i t - I
t'-'t 1 1
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAlkpUNA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER
b KrciacG Bay nteIirisMas
i" T ) t , "
IDaddy, daddy, look . . . H, the
young daughter of Marvey Law
rence Wood ran Into the house
ahead of the" others to show her
father the new doll she had gotten
for Christmas to find the worst dis
aster of the holidays in the county.
She found her father badly burned
and dead in the cold ashes of, the
fireplace in one room of their mod
est two room house In the Bed
Store section of puplln county near
Kenansville. r , i
- The family had ' been . visiting
relatives in GoldsborO since Friday
and returned home.ibe,..day l"!'
1 Christmas.-. tMrs. Wod. said She
asked her husband to, go wltt them
but he.' refused. 'i5fl(t4l: a1
,'The last, time Harvey. Wood, wa?
seen alive was Saturday afternoon,
then on his "way home, His '.tragic'
death ia thouaht tr havl occurred'
Saturday-night5 The1 erldentaad'
i7rrniinitlniM nMi-tA h wIL alt.
near the hand of the dead man.'
harm lensus survey Kepons
Required Of All Farmers
; The ' Farm Census Hnformatlon
Should originatrfrom ' the farmers
and land owners. This report "pro
vides each farmer, an opportunity
to, make a 'permanent, official end
confidential record of his agricul
turaoperations. These records are
kept on file in-the Department of
r-tevteKt f1mt the udlridusl
I makina the reoort Bv furnlsbing
reliable and realistic facts, ' the
farmer Is not only contributing to
the basis of his future agricultural
program, but to many other inter
ests dependent on agricultural wel
fare. These have been and will In
creasingly use the farm e'ensus in
formation in promoting better local
Molher Perishes lii
, Mrs, Hubert Gautler, formerly of
Faison, died in a fire that swept
the two-room apartment in Golds
boro three days before Christmas.
Her 3-months old baby was saved
by her husband. He received severe
cuts and burns snd suffered from
exposure. , . j-
Gautler said he started a' fire
in the oil stove in the kitchen at 6
A.M. He awoke to find the kitchen
in flames and the bedroom walls
burning. Mrs. Gautler's body wss
found only a few feet ' from the
safety of the back yard. '
- Funeral services were held Satur
day to the Faison Pentecostal Holi
ness Church. jfM''':t'2?A-
Mrs. Gautler, 87, was the former
Sudie Holloman of Faison, Surviv
ing in addition to her husband and
child are her mother, Mrs. Pearl
Hall of Calypso; a sister, Mrs.
Richard Moore of Falson;.faer step
fthr Jlmmv Hall of Calvoio: six
hajf.rothers, Perry and F. W. Hall
of Mt Olive, Elbert of Faison, Rod
ney snd Grover of Ft Bragg and
Bobby of Calypso. .,
G. R. Dail Slere
G. R. Dail Store and property,
originally the'. Henry Vest Store,
was sold at foreclosure In Kenans
ville Friday at noon. The store and
property, between the. store and
the Court House Square, brought
$9200.00. . The store and property
were bid in by H. E. Phillips.
The State Highway 6afety Cim
mlsaion has revoked the driving li
censes of the following: convicted
for drunken driving - Tim Alkens
of BeulavlUe, . Willie Mosley and
Leon Faison of Warsaw, and James
May of Mt Olive. , .
it a nil
1 tv the U. S
The body was found with- the
head In the fireplace and the body
across the hearth badly burned. A
small hole was burned In the floor
near the heutb, - r '. - "
Duplin County Coroner C B.
Sltterson is of the opinion he suf
fered ?a sudden, hart'attack.or
brain hemorrhage' and was' dead
when he fell Into the hot cinders
as there was no evidence of an at
tempt to move. "
; Harvey Lawrence Wood, 43. was
a tenant farmer and the father of
six children." , " ' ;
' Surviving are, Mrs. Wood, the
former Pauline- Dall; four daugh
ters, Edna Ann, Lena Pearl, Sara
'4hd Patsey Lee;: two tons, David
Earl and Charles Edward, all of the
home; two brothers, W. D. Wood of
Selma, Rt. 1, and Elmon Wood of
Woro.' two sistersr Mrs.
Penlnah Parnell of Smithfield and
Mrs Ida Davis of Kenly.. Funeral
services were! held, at the graveside
in the Friendship Methodist Church
Cemetery near, Faison Wednesday.
services and understanding in the
State.. . . i -. , .
Agricultural workers are depend
ent on these records and service,
as a guide, in theix. current and
kmg range planning. The State U.
8. D. A. Council, 'representing all
public agriculture service agencies
operating, in North--!arUf'' b
unanimously endorsed the . Farm
Census, and they are definitely in
terested in tha services rendered.
and results obtained, by their rep
resentatives in the development of
eadh County's' program.
. Farm Survey Information will be
given to Tax Listers when County
Taxes are listed during January,
1951 v"-1 C':.
BY WHITEVILLE BANK
' Whitevllle. Deo. 23 A 50-cents
quarterly ..dividend bas been de
clared by the Waccamaw Bank and
Trust company of Whitevllle. a
bank spokesman announced last
week.- .'" ,', (.'
Checks tor the dividend vers
mailed to stockholders December
20th, the spokesman said. - i
The Waccamaw Bank and Trust
Company has branches In several
Southeastern North Carolina towns,
including Kenansville , and -Rose
i The Kenansville Order of the
Eastern Star beM ; their annual
Chrlstmss party Tuesday night,
Dec. 19 at tha Kenansvine lodge.
An Impressive candlehght pro
gram "was given by the Worthy Ma
tron and officers of tha(chapter.
Special guesU of the onapwr
were District Deputy Grand Matron
Brewer of Roseboro end District
Deputy Grand Patron- Knowleo of
Wallace; Mr Knowles led the mem
bers in repeating, the Obligation.
At the conclusion or tne meeting
the members gathered around the
Christmas tree to exchange: gifts,
and refreshments were Served.
Dr. Crii!::-: -Visits
I Dr. C. C. Crittenden ol th Btate
Department of History and, Archi
ves was a visitor In Kenansville
last Thursday. His visit a in the
interest of the proposed dpate build
ing of Archives which it le hoped
the hext Legislature nil! r?ro
prlate money for, Tb-j. pr-osed
building will houee the, s . art
gallery, the hall . of , hlatory;. and
state archives' -"v ? ' j . - -
Dr. Crittenden expressed Inter
est in The Duplin StA' t and- eald
be hoped it cr.n be con', ued, .
Offenses reported to the Office
of Justice of the Peace C. B. Slt
terson' were light during the boll
dayB.t-:'r;i;!'. w.',.. -X ,v '. ,'
; gtate" Patrolman E. W. Whltaker
reported- Charlie Fash Mathess for
careless -aniLreckless driving, pass
ing (On. right of car headed north
driven by Lonnie Quinn near Mag
nolia an hwy 117 Dec. go, causing
personal property damage. Mathess
placed under $150 bond to appear
in County Court 5
Whi taker reported Robert Dud
ley Hooks of Magnolia for driving
drunk on Xmas eve. .".J
Dennis Moore of the 'Rose Hill
section S4 was reported by Deputy
Sheriff W. O. Houston for pos
session of V gallons of non-tax
paid ; liquori placed under $200
bond to appear in County Court.
Willie McDougal arrested Dec.
21, by Patrolman J. S. Bri'ley for
no driver's license; cited to appear
in County Court
' Clara Coke, arrested in Magnolia
Dec. 23 for possession of non-tax
paid whiskey for the purpose of
sale, bound over to County Court
Emerson Joyce Pridgen cited by
Patrolman T. G. Brooks for oper
ating vehicle without driver's li
cense to appear to County Court.
Duplin Mative Dies
In Mefc:no .
Mrs. J. B. ThorntosuM, died at
noon.; December Sted after having
been, in declining health' for a
number of yean.. She was the
daughter of the late Herbert D.
and Mattie Henderson Middleton
of near Warsaw.
Funeral services were held on
8aturday afternoon at 3 o'clock at
the Mebana Presbyterian Church
by hsr pastor Rer. Baker. Burial
was in the family plot of the Meb
ana' Cemetery. f':-- .
She ta survived by her husband;
one son. Jamas; and one daughter,
Mary Elisabeth Thornton, ell of
the home; on slater, Mrs. W.' M.
Hawkins of Richmond; two bro
thers, H. D. Middleton, Jr. ot Char
lotte and W. H. Middleton of Ral
elgh; her step mother, Mrs. Lela
J. Middleton and one half-sister
Mrs. B. C. Surratt of Warsaw; three
nieces and two nephews.
SEAL LETTER (
. 'A, j
Although Duplin's TB Associ
ation is still short of its goal, it is
hopeful that the difference will be
made up soon by the late returns
now coming in, according to Dr..
H. Wl ColwelL fund chairman of
, Mrs. Kornegay, Executive secre
tary,; said that many of the late re
turns ere accompanied by brief
letters of explanation. For example
one donor wrote, "1 regret this de
lay, but am consoled in my tardi
ness by the fact that your associa
tion works the year around, not Just
during the Christmas season."
Mrs. Kornegay added, "We. wish
to repeat that It la not, too late to
acknowledge your seal aide letters,
at wo era counting on thosa de
layed returns to meet our quota."
INCCr.SE TAX NOTICES
Nor'.' Carolinians' can expect to
bf't "elvlng forms to be used
It '. out fe""-l r"'irns on
Duplin Farmers Name Committeemen
For 1951; Total 234 Votes Cast
The annual convention of Duplin
County Agricultural Committee
was held in the agricultural build
ing in Kenansville Dec, 15, with
delegates from 13 townships pres
ent. Results of the community and
county committee, election were as
follows, with total votes cast:
Albertson, 203; Cypress Creek,
02; Faison, 56; Glisson, 130; Is
land Creek, 138; Kenansville, 128;
Magnolia, 66; Limestone, 345;
Rockflsh, 75; Rose Hill, 45; Smith,
60; Warsaw, 73; and Wolfscrape,
The following men were elected
to serve on the committee for next
year: Henry S. Tyndall, chairman;
I Game Protector D. B. 'Shorty"
Bell reminds hunters that the open
season for squirrei, deer and bear
closes Monday, Jan. 1. The open
season for duck and geese will close
Jan. ft, while the open season for
rabbit, turkey and birds will close
The second half of the split sea
son for hunting doves will open
on Jan. 1 and close on Jan. 15,
150 Men Called
To Report Jan. 2nd.
Local Draft Clerk Bernlce Far
rior reports that a total of 150 men
have been called tp rjeporffcere. cin
Tuesday, "January 8c.t? pre-ln-ductlon
examination. ' .'
Albert Outlaw, chairman of the
board, saldf "It is urged that all
registrants receiving Form No. 110
1A Classification report their com
plaints to tha Local Board within
the ten day period granted by said
form. t, r .
. It is also urged that registrants
report any actions that, would
change their ' classification from
tbst of 1-A."
The local Lions club held its
regular bl-monthiy meeting Wed-
tnesdsy night at Jones Cafe here
and heard treasurer Lacy Weeks
I report on the financial outcome of
! the recent home talent show put
on here by the Lions. The club
realized a total profit ot $131.41
which will go to help in community
The members reported satisfac
tion with the Christmas display on
the court house of Santa and his
eight reindeer hut expressed hope
that the display will be improved
Mr. McPbail, brother of local
professor McPhail was guest of the
Holds 1st Meeting
The' Duplin County Industrial
Council at its organisationail meet
ing elected as its first president, A,
L. Cavenaugh, prominent Warsaw
businessman and a member of the
State Board of Conservation and
Development ? .- f: k -
. Other officers elected were M. G.
cording, Wallace, vice president;
F. W. MoGowen, Kenansville, sec-
retary-treasurer. :- 'ji-iX:. ':
The council will lie (composed of
mayors from various towns, tepre
sentatives from other communities
and members of the County Bosrd
of Commissioners. ;.
. Plana were completed for an in
ventory of the resources available
in Duplin for Industries. Approxi
mately 10,000 questionatres wll be
distributed through tha schools to
obtain an up-to-date Information
of labor available in the county. '
PhUlp C. Schwartat, chief indus
trial, analyst of the department of
conservation and. development
spoke on what other regions are
doing to attract industries.
Preliminary plana are under way
for the publication of an industrial
booklat ''. :(; v,;i,; . .al
livery until Jan. t.
v i of r f
Richard C. Moore, vice chairman;
Marlow F. Bostic, regular member;
J. Kenneth Blanchard, first alter
nate; Ellis V. Vestal, second alter
nate. Among the township committee
members named were:
Wolfscrape: Herbert Summerlin,
chairman; Ed Garrls, vice chair
man; John Goodson, regular mem
ber; Andrew Outlaw and RandaJ
Albertson: Paul Lee, chairman;
Hess Davis, vice chairman; Alton
Outlaw, regular member; R. A.
Smith and R. D. Harper, alternate;.
Faison: David Lane, chairman;
J. W. Warran, vice chairman; Ban
Swlnson, Jr., regular member; w.
R. Clifton and Rufus R. Beal, aiie -nates.
Glisson: Melvin Powell, chair
man; Carl Kornegay, vice chairman;
J. E. Westbrook, regular niembei ;
Norman Smith and Joe Waters, .
ternates. OPEN FORUM
An Open Letter To The
People of Duplin County
For the past several years, there
has been off and on an attempt
made by individuals, towns or com
munities to attract industries to
our county. These attempts have
largely failed, although recently
Wallace hit the jackpot and landed
the J. P. Stevens & Co., a big tex
tile manufacturer. With the failure
of these attempts, we hsve become
despondent and have fallen back
into a rut, feeling that all efforts
to gain industrial development are ..
Xuiile,- -Vt.jv". nv r .
All of us agree that Atplln .
County ' needs and must have in
dustries. . Dur per capital income
is about one-third of the average
national per capital income and
not quite half of our states Income.
We are forced to do something
about it, if our people are to con
tinue to enjoy the same benefits
and privileges that others do. "
With these thoughts in mind, a
group of the leaders of Duplin
county which Include all mayors
and all county commissioners, to
gether with other deeply interested
men, have formed the Duplin In
Industrial Council. This Council
that the first thing that is to be
done towards this worthwhile cause
Is to list exactly what we have that
might be attractive to outside in
dustrialists. The biggest assets of
our county are: Forest Products,
Agricultural Products, and most
Important of all, Man Power. Other
assets of Importance are: our
schools, our climate, our freedom
from from labor disputes, our ac
cessibility to Northern markets,
and our churches. The great bene
fit that will accrue to us by reas
on of the Development of the port
at Wilmington, and scores of other
benefits that make us a great coun
ty. Your Council also feels that now
la the most opportune moment to
launch a drive for more indus
tries. Southeastern North Carolina
has, during the past 12 months,
been In the limelight Industrial-wise
throughout the Eastern Seaboard.
This is evident from the $80,000,000
of outside capital that has been
earmarked for this area. With these
and other favorable factors, we feel
that the time Is now ripe for adver
tising ourselves to the world.
This Is a mammoth Job. It will re
quire the help of all of our people,
every man, woman and child ot our
county Is needed to put this pro
gram over, every one of us will be
a salesman, selling our values to
those who we desire to settle in
With this thought in mind and
with the co-operation that wa are
assured of from the schools, we
have prepared a questionable that -we
are distributing through the
schools that we want the students
to fill out for us. Thls.quegtlonalre
will tell us exactly what our labor
or man power-is in the county and
will be. of the greatest Value In
our program. We appeal to you to
help these students get the correct
information when they come to
see you. With this information,
coupled with other Information, we
will be In a position to make up a
booklet of our county that will be
of great help in, the carrying out .
of our program ..v
This is a program (or the county,',
every citizen will be benefitted by
its fulfillment We are counting on j
you to help make Duplin a greater,
more rrorjerous and a happier;
-..'::y. i;3s a not fail is,.