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Bonded Indebtedness 7
Dnplln County' total bond
ed indebtedness Ik ,
For School 4. ..... 303,641 '
Other than ,
Schools .... 1,133,0m
School Attendance - -t
b'r ...... I,.
Tim namimdallT anhjinl ai
tendanoe tn - Dnplln County
schools for year 1M9-50 was: v-
':..-;,. ;WHHTE IKfcS'
Hlfk aeboot . 1454 1 4 V
Elementary 493 , . j,
V COLORED '
HU school ...WS
Crtnd total JJv.i-i.,
''" . ' . . ' ? f :'.'t" 'I,"':' 1
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VOL. No. 18,
,. i i i, , i , tai, v; ) i v
- . Welcome Gpveiior Scott
The Town of Kenansville in particular and the
people of Duplin in general extend a hearty wel
. come to Governor Kerr Scott who will visit us next
Monday. We say Kenansville in particular because
he wiU be guest of the town for dinner
,i; It is not often that we have had the honor of hav
ing governor pay us a visit. We always do have r
the potential governors but s after their inaugura
tion larger places and matters . usually take ' up
their-time. One thing we must say about Governor ,
Scott is that no person or town, however smalli is
overlooked by hhn when he is. called on. He has
truly proven, so far, that he is the people's Govern
or and our hats are off to him. . " ."
? Along with the Governor we hope to have other
state officials and we extend them' all a hearty
welcome; '-"' s "
The Town of Kenansville also extends a. hearty
welcome to the hundreds of Duplinites who are
coming to hear Governor Scott talk and to square
v Again we say welcome. .Governor to our town
and countyj May your visit be a pleasant one. . J.
R. Grady. " v
f-y ' 'K I' " ""-j''-k -:'$
Our Telephones ,
Sometimes we say it is hard to jump on a fellow
when he is down and some $f the telephone foks
may say that's just what wev are doing, hollering
when nature has them down. We' say. however if
they had been adequately prepared to cope with
the situation nature would not have them down.
Recent storms and rains have caused a large num
ber of telephones in Kenansville and Beulaville
and intermittent points along the line to go out .
of order,' We try not tto complain too much when
our phone goes dead 'but when we report, and re
port and report, and report, e.tc. nd stilj.; get no
telerfione servieeitecomesTOifihjy aggravatinai
an-1hen wherTtH'end of ,the month rcorfUifcfe'''
company has the gall to seLJ us billor $0 daya'
service If we make a complaint about tht theyt
4nct n tiiv rnnnnt fontrol nature and the Public .
Utilities Commission allows them to collect for -'
those dead days. At this writing, Monday nijht J. .
ly 2nd, the writer's residence telephone has been
I out of order since June 24th. We made the cus- ,.
V tomary complaints and tried not to become nuis- ,
ance. About the middle of the week service; icked'
? up to the point that we could call out but no one
' could not call hi We reported this but nothing has
been done and today, another rain, and we cany,
not even call out Looking forward from tonight y
we may reasonably assume that our phonte will
, continue to be out for at least 4 or 5 lnoredays,
making nearly 2 weeks we
ICxnston Beauty Szzlzs Tills
are wiinoui pnono serv
1 1 f
Holed Minister At
Cabin Sunday a.m.
" Dr. Paul T. Bagby, former Pas
tor of the Wake Forest college Bap
tist church snd or the First Baptist
church of Wilson, N. C. will preach
at the Cabin Baptist church near
Beulaville on Sunday July 8 at 11
o'clock. The-public is cordially in
vited to attend.
Dr. Bagby graduated for the Uni
versity of Richmond with an MA
degree in 1899. In 1906 he was awar
ded the Ttu" D. degree from the
Southern Baptist Theological Sem
inary of Louisville, Ky. He has
been pastor' of the noted Highland
and the first Baptist church of Wil
liamsburg, Ky., in addition to the
pastorates . mentioned . above.
Throughout': the Southern Bap
tist convention e is re gard
ed one of the ablest preach
ers. In addition to his work as a
minister, he has found time to write
numerous articles for the religi
ous press; . - '.
On account of ill health. Dr. Bag
by retired ti from the ministry in
1948 at the age of 88 years Since
his retirement he has been living
in Buies Creek. He has now recov
ered .from his sickness and at sev
enty one is as chipper as a cricket.
The Cabin church is fortunate to
nave this distinguished minister to
some to the comrouarty.
Name Hew Officers
. The Beulaville Lions club met
on June 20th in Mercers Cafe and
elected new officers. Bud -Miller
presided over the meeting. New of
iicers are: "v ..-
Cecil Milleff president; Arthur
Kennedy, 1st Vice president; Ray
Humphrey, 2nd vice president; W.
D. Thuapeni Srd'vice president: sec
retary-treasurer Malicolm McWhor
ter, Lion Tamer-W. F. Miller, toil
twister; Ramon tavig) one year di
rectors, W. G. Jones and Ralph Mil
ler; directors foift two years, T. C
Shanr-and Jmes Miller. ;
ho heid-thef-neort meetlnc n
t..i ink rf .
The EP Grady C h Seul trVwo
rds a trslp trip fi-om Warsaw to
by the Railroad Public ReUtions
Dept, whs took them on a tour of
the railroad yards and re-pair shops
and allowed them to Inspect a
train engine. The troop has been
studying railroads during the
month of June. Chaperones - for
the boys were Lehman Williams
He. J. and WswlsM Davis. (Mes-
dames Dempsey Smith, Faison Tur
ner, mson smith, iMbert Holt and
Ai'g. 2 Eastern
U Jl LI
RALEKSR The Board of Gov
ernors of tne Bright Belt Ware
house Association set opening dates
for flue-cured tobacco sales late
yesterday and marketing specialists
predict all but Did Belt growers
would be satisfied.
The 1957 crop of golden week
will start flowing to markets in
the Georela Florida Belt July 19.
North and South Carolina Border
Belt Markets August 21, the Mid
dle Belt September 4 and the Old
Beit September 17. v
' The Warehouse" Association set
a five-hour daily sale limit on all
belts, but gave options on earlier
openings and shorter sales to some
Border and Middle Belt markets.
South Carolina markets in the
Border area may open July 30 if
they make .application to the Ware
house Association by July 3. The'
early openers would be limited to
four hours sales time through Au
gust 17. .The Sandhills markets of
Aberdeen Carthage, Fuquay, San
ford and Ellenbe may open August
30 but would have four-hour sales
thron - h September 14. : .
"1 ne dates are reasonable and I
think farmers will be fairly well
Fitisfied with them," Tobaoca mar
k "tin? specialist W. P, Dedrick of
t e h nh Carolina Department of
runUture. commented, ' "At the
ret e crop Is progressing, those
( ties will coincide with the ma
t Hni; of the crop.". ', ! '4',' '
ever, .growers in tne uio
ay think their opening is
i,.te." .',v:--' .-''
oo, the South'! second big
oney crop, brought in ap
ply $685,944,900 last Vear
i .uc'-cured belts sold 1,-
J pounds for an average
7 uer hundred pounds. Of
iimiintton ana. retj. -rrw a,.& tf j;.' J, T .T
in WilminliSnbv a cifide sunolied L ,0n yArSJ
,1, aibont 5,C '' 1 vs
CENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
ATTEilTIO:i TOBACCO GROWERS
County Agent Lacy Weeks
says that tobacco, disease In
Duplin County this year is
approaching alarming- propar
ttons. There is not communi
ty In the county that Is not hit
with Black Shank or Granville
Wilt, he says. It Is time to
take some action now and Mr.
Weeks is doing Just that Next
Tuesday, July 10. Howard G ar
ris, plant disease specialist of
State College will be in the
Agricultural Building here
from to 5 p. m. to consult
and advise with any fanner
Highway . Commissioner A , . VIIt.' ri-i-
A. Wilbur Clark, the Third Divi
sion Highway Commissioner and
his family in their home in Fayette
ville. Left to right: (Mr. Clark, Mrs.
Clark, Martha, 9, and Nancy. It is
hoped that the Clark family will
accompany Mr. Clark to Kenans
ville Monday night for the cele
bration, f , I
(Editor's Note: It is our belief
that Mr. Clark has shown more
real interest in improving tR roads"
and the lot of the people in Dup
lin County than any 'highway com
missioner since tht district sys-
'Mhiwa get v. It "seems ha could
naroiy omt more- xor ur naq
be daietjf a "native son of Duplin.
Knwing ttis-to lbs true We felt the
people- of Ihiplin would be inter
ested in reiing the following ar
ticle oS-M. Clark that appeared in
the Jutul issue of "N. C, Highways".
John AOates in hit newly ptA
lished history of the colorful C -oe
Fear recioa says that the-firsfl j-
land Scotsman to settle, there was
a man munedjuesnaer uiaitt wnc
Clark. Commissioner of the -Third
Highway Division. Clark's family
hss taken part in Cumberland, coun
ty's growth for three generations.
Kenansville All Set
Monday night Is the time.
day Kenansville has been prepaid
ing for for a coupie ot weeKs. cv
everybody in town is going all-out
to see that all visitors to Kenans
ville Monday night enjoy themsel
ves. The program Is all set Govern
or Kerr Scott says he is looking for
ward to the occasion. Also tne Gov
ernor says; he has a message that
everyone IB , uupiin county wui
want to hear and it is not politi-
leal. The department of Conservs-
tion and Development in Raleigh
I ( definitely interested In the work
of the Duplin Industrial Council is
doins towards" securing more indus
try for Duplin County and is help
ing in every possible way. Govern
or Scott appointed these men and
they have his blessings In helping
Duplin. The Governor is going to
talk along these lines. ;
The sneaking gets underway at
8 o'clock on the main street in front
of the Court House. V. y. Johnson
is master of ceremonies and A. L, v
Cavenaugh, member of the Depart
ment of conservation ana ueveiop-
ment, will recognize the visitors and
introduce the Governor. Following
the Governor's talk the Duplin
Square Dancers will do a special
number along witn uupun s Hign
land Fling girls. Faison Smith from
over Albertson way will dp a spe
cial clogg dance, number. 'Follow
ing the special numbers Govern
or ' Scott will lead ofif he street
dance in which everyone may par
ticipate. James and Horace Ward
of Rose Hill will be at the' miks
to call the figures. The Smith bro
thers of Beulaville will make the
music and Les Williams and bis
daughter Margaret of Kenansville
will lead' the1 dancing throughout
the evening. Dancing will contin
ue as long as the group wants to
dance:- :.v ':::-;.- ;
This event is attracting newspaper
editors from Goldaboro, Klnston
and Wilmington. The News and Ob
server sy they would like to be
here but vacations have them short
on help but Bill Leinbach, Warsaw
newspaper photographer win cov
er the event for the N and O.
. Come one-come all. It's a big get
together for all thefu'lcs In Duplin.
Let's celebrate the beginning of
the harvest of a new tobacco ""p.
Duplin has a rotation of 4 Ant
n nun - vfljoiDaer wurar
thii 8 its ' and eyes of
wishing Ms services due to the
large amount of tobacco in
fection la the county. Mr.
Weeks said it will be Impos
sible for Mr. Garris to att
empt to visit each farm. The
fanners are asked to bring di
seased tobacco, 6 or stalks
showing various stages of the
disease. Mr. Garris will exam
ine and advise the farmer what
t dO. w'riv, !.,;,.-' ;
This tobacco trouble Is some
thing new on such a large
scale Mr. Weeks and his de
partment Is doing sll they can
to help prevent future losses. .
His grandparents on looU his moth
er's and father's side came direct
ly from Scotland and settled in the
Cumberland county section. His ma
ternal grandmother was Dorn on a
ship coming from bcotianu.
Clark himself is a modern-day
Scotsman who has become well -known
in the Fayetteville area.
Born on September 10. 1913. the
jon of Neil D. M. and Elizabeth Mc-
Fayden Clark, (tie was the youngest
of nine child sen. his tamiiy juveu
on a farm which .was taken over in
1917 to become part of the Fert
Bray -reservation. At tht,tim
wneisav wn nnu coj a v.u, jrwyita
Wilbur moved to jrayeweviue wiui
his family and spent his childhood
there. He graduated from Alexand
er Graham High school in 1931.
From there he went on to special'
lie in accounting and business ad
ministration at Benjamin Franklin
University in Washington, D. C. in
, For five years after his grad
nation Wilbur Clark did auditing
and itublie accounting work in
North Carol na and Virginia. He
worked lor two years with Elkins
and Durham in Richbond, Va., and
Greatheuse and Butler in Rocky
Mount. The remaining three years
were spent as field auditor m uie
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outsiders are on us Monday night
We are prepared for any event. In
ease of rain tne Kenan Memorial
Auditorium in readiness to shift
the whole program there.
Plant firemen at the Calypso ve
neer commanv extineulshed a blaze
Saturday afternoon about 7 o'clock
before It could do much damage.
The fire started in the boiler and
shaving room. The Mt. Olive lire
department was called to the scene
but was not needed.
Douse your camp fires. Keep our
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Dri D earing Retires After 30 Years
As Superintendent Coastal Plain
The Times will issue on Wednes
day of next week fn order to give
the employes a few days vacation.
Office will close Wednesday night
and reopen Tuesday July 17th.
Please bear this in mind and get
all news and ads not later than Tues
day noon. Correspondents please
take notice and mail your news
not later than Monday afternoon,
Duplin Man Named
Famed 81st Division
DUNN, July 3 Heat beat vet
erans of the famed 81st, Infantry
Dvision planned today to hold their
next conventioin in the cool of
October rather than the torrid tem
peratures of June.
The blistering weather put the
Wiiueat Division veterans to rout
yesterday, putting an end to their
three-day reunion after only two
days. The group decided to meet
next year in Hickory in October.
Before adjournment the organiza
tion elected Tommy A. Core, Dunn
Salem. Vice presidents include De
Witt Lewis of Warsaw; J. Paige
King, Salisbury; W. A. Gibbs,
Spruce Pine; and E. I. Coffey of
The Rev. James Fitchett of Lil
llngton was named chaplain and
W. C. Pitts of Lenoir, sergeant at
The Of jice of Price Stabiliza
tion has made available at the
office of the County Account
ant copies of the following reg
ulations: The General Freeze
order, Automobiles, . Cannlg
Supplies for Home Canning,
Retail Prices for certain consu
mer goods, Restaurants, Gaso
line, Food-Wholesale Food -Large
Retail Stores, Food
small retail stores. Live cattle
Anyone needing 'a copy dL
any ef these regulations saay .
get same at the County Ac
countant's Of ace.
Field Test Farm
Approximately 400 Duplin, Sam
pson and Wayne .county farmers
attended the Coastal Plain vege
table research farm at Faison last
Thursday. Albert, A. Banadyga, su
perintendent of the farm said, that
the group seemed very interested in
reviewing the work done there
since the beginning of the experi
ment station on Dec. 11, 1941.
Cecil Thomas, director of Test
farms in North Carolina, said that
more work on a wider variety of
vegetables that are and could -be
grown in this section will be ex
perimented at the Farm. Paul Rit-
cherm, entomologist at State Col
lege, told the farmers that insecti
cides should be used as little as
possible in control of insects. How
ever, they are essential and must
be used if insects are to be con
trolled thoroughly. He advised that
early planting in order to get the
crops o:f before the bugs move in.
Fred Corhran, head of the vege
table crops section of horticulture
at State College said that variety
of seeds are .being tested on this
farm. All typs of seeds that will
grow in Eastern North Carolina
are being tried.
Irrigation was one of the main
demonstrations of the day.
Dollars fight cancer. Give to the
1951 Cancer Crusade of the Ameri
can Cancer Society.
: Charles T. Dearing, who pionered
in the development of improved va
rieties of muscadine grapes, straw
berries and blueberries, retired Sa
turday, June 30, after more than
30 years as Superintendent of the
Coastal Plain Test Farm near Wil
lardi He will be succeeded by Jesse W.
Sumner, of Williamston, who has
been an assistant agricultural agent
in Martin County since 1947. '
. Announcement of the change was
made by Agriculture Commissioner
L. Y. Ballentine and Cecil D. Tho
mas, director of test farms for the
North Caroline Department of Ag
riculture. V ! ' ,..v
iDearlng's position has been un
ique in the test farms set up. He
has been jointly employed by the
State and Federal Departments of
Agriculture and he has served both
as a research specialist and as a
farm manager. He retired from .the
federal service at the end ef last
year after 41 years lit the Bureau of
PRICE FIVE CENTS
;- vt U Governor W.
We had planned not to mention
the picnic supper being held here
Monday until after the event but
news travels so fast that it seems
to find its way into all the press
especially when it's about Kenans
ville and Duplin County. Yes, Ke
nansville is entertaining the Govern
or,, highway officials and. Other
Utatt .officials tao oldasWoWf
picnic supper to be held at the ojdl
spring nere Monoay evening snout
6:00. We -would have tfced to have
made this part of Monday's pro
gram county-wide buf was afraid it
might become 4o big H would get
out of control. We are sure our
friends throughout the county will
understand -our position and that
they will all turn out at 8 o'clock
to hear the Governor to take part
as dancer or spectator In the street
dance that follows. :
The following editorial appeared
in the Wilmington News this week:
The Town, of Kenansville is going
to brush utp its .contacts with Ra
leigh in an entertaining -way on
the evening of Juty 9.
The event will be In the form of
a picnic supper, a program of talks
and an old fashioned Square dance.
Governor Scott and other state of
ficials will attend and the people of
Duplin will thank them for the fine
street and highway Improvements
made in recent months. Compara
tively few counties of the state have
been as gracious in letting Raleigh
Editor's Note: The Pender Coun -
ty Hospital in Bungaw, though small
is doing a splendid, jab for that
county, according to all reports.
Last -week we were talking with
Dr. Wolfe of Burgaw and he seem
ed interested in seeing a similar
undertaking in Duplin. Dr. Wolfe
is not a native of Duplin but a near
native having been born just across
the line near Mt. Olive. The fal
lowing story was written for the
Times by Miss Mattie Bloodworth
of Bungarw and we hope she will
send us more stories about their
hospital. Pender County is slightly
over one third as large as Duplin.
By MATTIE BLOODWORTH
The Pender Memorial Hospital
has been opened since may 1st. The
active staff is composed of Dr. A.
A native oi . Wichita. Kansas Dea
ring moved early in childhood with
his parents-to Columbia,-Mo. Jie
was graduated-from the University
of Missouri in 1919 With a BS de
gree in agriculture.-After pursuing
postgraduate studie? for some mon
ths he became a scientific assistant
in the Bureau of Plant Industry in
Washington .in, ;1910, later .becom
ing an sssociate lcf tJpBltairist.i. ; '
For ten years he was engaged in
research work with i muscadine!
grapes in the southern states
scent much time supervising ex
perimental projects at ..the Coastal
Plain test farm. In 1620 he moved
to this teste faiih$ ; "Which had $ee
operated bi Ue JState Department
of- Agriculture since 1905, so as to
devote closer attention to his grape
studies there, and he also became
superintendent of the f arm sue-
ceeding J. H. JeJfries. :,
Dearing directed early experi
ments in muscadine breeding and
What Ot hers Are Saving
Kerr Scott -
know they appreciate what state,
leaders are doing to Improve some
of their facilities. True, th money
for the roads comes from the peo
ple. But it wouldn't mean much
without state-level leadership- to -carry
out the people's desires.1 .1 " '
With that bit of good manners
attended to, the Kenansville (and '
Dtiplln county folks will bring the
Governor and others ud to date on
the aims and accomplishments' of
the Duplin Industrial council. This
body is seeking more Job-providing
enterprse for the county. It knows
it cannot do the Job alone. State
interest and cooperation must be
had. And the first step in getting
it is the gathering planned at Ke- '
The program there-next Monday
is one which could be copied to
advantage, by other North Carolina
Since Raleigh is so important
regardless of who is Governor or
who fills this or that state of lice
in the life of the counties, frequent
get-togethers like this serve well
in strengthening the ties on the
personal level between stats and
local government. Meetings like
these encourage undrstanding and
can be made the foundation for
further planning by the men and '
women whose principal civic ' aim
is improvement of their county and
state for the betterment of all the
H. Dunn, Surgeon, Dr. W. I. Tay-
lor, Jr., Dr. N. C. WoKe, Dr. Elean
or Williams, Dr. George Beard, Dr.
G. C. Blair of Wallace, Dr. John
Robinson, Dr. John Powers and Dr.
Dean Hundley also of Wallace.
The Associate stafif is composed
of Dr. W. J. Wilson, Orthopedic Sur
geon and Dr. Paul Black, Ear, Nose,
and throat specialist of Wilmington. .
Since the hospital was opened
there has been some very effective
surgical operations from which the
patients have gotten well. The fact
is, that the Pender Hospital boasts
on one of the most outstanding
surgeons Dr. A. H. Dunn, who was
with the Government all during
World War I and followed the bat
tle lines to administer to the soU
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introduced 15 new varieties, in
cluding the Wallace. Willard .and -"
Pender . (white - varieties) and -the '
Burgaw, Duplin and Tar Heel (darte
varieties). His most -outstanding va- '
riety was perhaps the Topsail. ; ,',
i A memorandum written by Dear- jf
ing relative to conunercuil blue- l
berry production in eastern North, f-'
Carolina led to the first research '
work inthis fieldHe asp assisted xn
in strawberry,; research IndCon-i" .
tributed to the development of the ! K
Blatemore , and Massey varieties, -.
andtwnsM'nave'oecome very popular Z
wiiu i-inuiiiciKiai prooucers. n
has been estimated that, these straw i -
berries have intreased the in- -comes.
of'roM y anV. amount ;
gf eater thin U jtheMoneyi spent .' ,
on the Coastal Plain Test Farm. 3 -
While horticultural . work has '
been .Dearing'a specialty, he has !
had a -majorole In developing oth- (
er projects at the Willard Test farm
Including dairy, and poultry pro '
S vCONMNOipi Ci BACK PAG