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i v . nnday, Jan. 14. Next
v t i.tr civil oases only,
y I t will convene Jan. 2V
' 014 Printers ;
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"Old printers never 4le. They
r 1 ..t again Jan. 28th for
Just revert o type." AT C. West,
of ci..nal eases. Judge Q. K.
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VOL. NO. 19
FHx Values Infcfeiase
Twelve 1-2 Percent
v Duplin Jounty Commissioners In
. regular Si sslon Monday voted to
reassess all real property in the
county in 1952 for 1952. and suc
ceeding yfprs taxes by horizontally
increasing lreal property values by
12' 1-2 per cent over the 1951 val
uer This iheans an Increase In all
: real prope ty taxes without in -creasing
tt e county tax rate. The
board has been giving study to
this for se reral months and after
finding tha such an increase would
not put-an (undue burden on any
one decided to take the action. '
" The fol owing resolution was
passed unar mously;
. "WHEREAS, Chapter 114, Sec -'
tlon 40 of t le 1951 Session Laws
provided foi deferring or postpon
ing revaluation and reassessment of
real oroDerfcy In the county: and
, The Board of Com
missioners riow finds as a fact that
it Is necessiry to revalue and re-
' assess all ieal property in the
county for 1B52; and , t ,
.. "WHEREAS, The Machinery Act,
Article III, (Section 300, and also
Chapter 114; Section 40, of the 1951
Session Laws provides that "When
ever revaluation is had, some may
be by horizontal increase or re -duction
oik by actual appraisal
thereof,: or. bbthNow,
! 'ereforA Be it resolved 1 by the
Board of County Commissioners
that all real property in the Coun
ty be revalued and reassessed in
1952 for 1952 and succeeding yeir'
taxes, by Horizontally Increasing
' all real propeticy varies U w pe
tent over the 4951 tax values. Nec
essary adjustments In 1951 real
estate values shall first be made
before applying the 12 1-2 per cent
horizontal ' increase in order that
values may be equalized.
This the 7 th iay of January, 1952.
Mt. Olive Woodmen
- To Aid Invalids ,
i : , '' ' I
The Woodnen" of the World
Camp 508 of Mt. Olive recently
pur)ww;'!; wtipei rTsJr for-,th
, - ' use of patients Jtt the community.
HM nr nfltljta (h th AnmtnunHv
Mrs. Ralph Veach entertained
Wednesday night, January 9 with
a surprise birthdaj party honor -lng
Miss Ann Waodward's 14th
birthaday. About 20 boys and girls
V were present They ie-njoyed a num
, w oer ox games ana contests. The hos
! " tess served deliciouA birthday cake
Ice cream, nuts andlmlnts. Ann re
ceived lots 01 lovef gifts, V ;
,8 persons in Duplin
1th active tu-
berculosis are now
list for admission ti
" In The Kinston Free
CFree Press Washingto
Washington, Jan. 34;
' long - .now, a Beulavill
,'. hopes, before he'll be
from Walter Reed Army hospital
nere -ana can go nome ;:to help
- uaaay on ine larro. r 1
But 21-year-old- FTC Jame D.
Kennedy, one . of the victems of a
: tragic mistake made by out own
. tank crewmen In Korea, hu te be-
. come familiar with the use of his
newly fitted artificial 1 leg before
be can leave 'the hospital for tood.
' Meanwhile; at every oppovtun-
, lty, he's returning to Beulaville
where his -bride of three months,
the former Ann Houston, and' his
parents, Mr. and iMrs. Joel Ken-
i nedy, welcome his visits, v ..y -! - f.
ITie shy and quiet Duplin Coua-
tv youth, who went In the Army in
- 1948, was shipped overseas in At.
Rust of 19S0 shortly after tha out-
breux of the conflict in Korea.
As a rifleman with' Company K,
r 1 Reghnent, 25th Division Ken
r vent into action on the Pusan
1 perimeter Just about the
. iited Nations forces ware
t the North Korean on
1 i jr the first time, 1 Vt 1
t with his regiment as
i up toward the Man
1. '.er and thinks theV
'e rear the border when
; .eds entered the Pl
i, 'ce more, our troops
, tell where wefwere"
f, nk. MU those bills
. & j to me, but other fel-
i me we were within sight
, f kmUr . -. . ....
It wsa during the Allied "with
al Southward that the Tar Heel
t had his first serious trou
i .'is feet froze on the nlght
v march, as there was ne
changing wet socks and
f from tbe bitter cold,
t Kennedy suffered
te and. van hospita
i jvemtoer to- January,
a 1 turned to action and
t- complaratavetly well
-'. re young Tar Heel
! r c"t on
Beulaville Lions To Hold Annual Auction
Sale Model Theatre For March of Dimes
' For the past three years the Beu-1 Merchants ana Individuals con
lavllle Lon's Club has bad an auc- tribute articles of any kind and
tion sale and the funds were given 'they are auctioned and -sold to the
for the March Of Dimes fund. highest bidder. If you have any
Be sure and watch for the auc- article that you would like to con
tion sale to be held at the Model tribute be sure and see Bob Dem
Theatre in a few weeks. orest, manager of the Model Thea-
1 1 tre.
Cape Fear Engineers Club Meets Kenan.
For First Thne; V. M. Ingram Host
The Cape Fear Engineers club
met In Kenansvllle Wednesday
night at the srfiool lunchroom. Pres
ident Turner Hiffht of Fayetteville
presided. Engineer, W. M. Ingram
of Kenansvllle was local host,
cal houst. .
Aubrey L. Cavenaugh of Warsaw,
member of the State Department of
Conservation and Development was
the pri 1 cipal speaker. (The Times
vlll cj.ry Mr. Cavenaugh's ad -
ultras next weeKi.
The Cape Fear "Engineers dub
Junior American Citizen Club Organized
' : A Junior American Citizen Club
of Beulaville was organized some
time ago .in the seventh grade class
room of Mrs. Ann Dail Craft. The
Beulaville J. A. C. club was the
name selected by the thirty member
enrolled..'-": ; ' , . j';. ,
This club is . sponsored by the
Col. - Thomas Johnston,- Chapter
of the Daughters of the-, American
Revolution of Richlapds. Mrs., Lou
Belle William is chapter chairman
of the Jr American Clein with
Mrs. RaV Humphrey sis)rini in
T Mm Ann f!r4t: mnA Swm Xn?
Humphrey , "were' appointed , direc
torsv. - V.' -' ..
The following .; officers were
elected: 'P:'v,'"'i,'-. " f' i"'j ,
Cliffs Of lleuse Stale
'"Effective ' ;' immediately, - the
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park is
going on its Winter schedule. The
park will open at 8-00 a. m. as usual
for this season, but it will be clos
ed at 6:00 p. m., which is two hours
earlier than it has been! closed
during the past three months. This
schedule will be in effect until
March 20, 1952, at which time the
park will go on extended hours to
accomodate " school ; and church
Hopes To "Help Dad
mored tanks in the valley but
mored tanks in - the valley..
But: it appears that the tanks
were gilven orders by radio to fire
nn tha PjimmuntatR 1 nn tha hlarh
hill By 'error, thejl turned ther
: ' : Al ' A MlL J -a .1
guns on me aum iroopa on me
lower hill. Kennedy and a number
of others fell victems of their fire.
" Kennedy doesnt know quite how
it happened, and he finds it hard
to explain how such a thing oc
curred. - .
i. ine uarouna youwi s rigni leg
Was shot off. -
Helped by battalion aid men, he
made his way to the bottom of
the hill which took aboutt B0 mln
utes and first was treated at an
aid stattlon there. Following brief
stays in three hospitals in Korea,
he was evacuated by air to Japan
and from there to the United States,
arriving at Walter Reed Hospital
la May ,18., .
' ; 61nce then,' he's had two oper
ations on his leg ana new n& an
artificial limb but he hasn't got
ten used to that yet '
"I . make ' out' much better now
cm crutches' Kennedy says.-"But
I know 1 takes time to learn to
use my leg." -.::. V- t.'T. v j.
Meanwhile he hasnt found much
araund here to interest him :
. 4 e could go downtown in Wash'
lnon.v periodically but would
"tt-h rather go home," so be
say i his fenargy for trips to North
diversion at the hospital,' he
'anything that comes along
makes occasional vis its to the
Red Cross room. But the handi
crafts encouraged by Red : Cross
aides kn the ward left. .hint cold.
"I tried, but I couldn't get in
terred," be reports. . -,
: m that -there are no more
r ions in store for him and
t 1 1 i'll'be released from the hos-
pj; t f irly Jn the New Year, Ken
nedy ( lane to return to help run
the Jt nily1 farm as soon as he's
But, evenrualiy' he wants mf gel
a civil 'e Job and he'd like
it ft ff , , is home state. ,
'u . i s'ny in North Caro-
"3- ve:,c'!"l c Y 1.
is an organization of engineers In
every field of engineering. It was
organized five years ago and com
prises Duplin, Sampson, Cumber -land,
Columbus, Bladen and Har
nett Counties Its purpose is to pro
mote better engineering in this
area of , North Carolina. Officers
are Mr. Htght, president; Frank
Porter,.' fayetteville, vice presl
dent; and C. U. Burkhead. Jr.. of
Fayetteville, secretary and treas
urer. This was the first time the
j group has met in Kenansvllle.
Ray McDowell Pres.
President - Ray McDowell; I V.
President - Malcom Thigpen; II
V. President - Roslyn Ttott; Sec. -Betty
Lou Duff; Color Bearer -Gene.
Norris; Song Leader - Lynn
The club is to meet once a month
There are no dues for being a
member of the club. The programs
are of a patriotic nature with, em
phasis on teaching our boys and
girls to be ' true' ' Americans and
training them in leadership. - .
nany 'i tnese ciqbs- ar needed
organize. Mrs. Williams can fur
nish infomation and other neces
Park Now On
groups as well as the Interested
general , public. Under the new
schedule, : as under all park sch
edules, organized groups are per
mitted to use the park facilities as
late as 10.00 P. M., provided they
notify the Park Superintendent two
days in advance. All mail relative
tothe use of park facilities should
be addressed as follows: Russell W.
Kornegay, Cliffs of the Neuse -Park
Route No. 2, Seven Springs, N. C."
Cpl. Williams At
Ft. Bragg Hospital
C6l. ikermit P.. Williams of the
U S. Air Force, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Paul' Williams of Sarecta, Is
Improving at the U. S. Army hos
pital at Ft. Bragg. Cpl. Williams
was injured In an accident on Dec.
22 while en route home on leave
from Perrin Air Base in Texas.
He wishes to express his gratitude
to those who have been so con
siderate during his misfortune. -
Duplin Industrial An
Final clans for a drive for mem
ber-ship in the Duplin County In-
austnai ana Agricultural council
will be made at a meeting at the
Kenansvllle courthouse on Jan
uary 11 at 7:30 .p.m.
' Lacy, FY Weeks, Duplin county
agtnt has been named to bead the
agricultural division of the council
and Aubrey L. Cavenaugh, p, a s t
president of tha council has been
selected chairman of the Indust
-The council yearly dues are f 15
and quarterly meetings . will be
held on the first Tuesday evening
In March, June, September, and
Decembor, it was 1 announced at
an executive board meeting this
week. The four meetings will be
rotated among four towns In the
county to be-decidedvat-a later
date. ..' .z 'ficK--;:. .
;: ttemfcarshipt - committee ' -appointed
werer Beulaville- r James
Miller and J. Macon Brown; Wal
lace Roy Carter, Harry Kramer
and M O. Owl!""; 0'"o'- 1 en
Sellers and! W. li. I " T n-
A.-M. r J '' ... . . '
A. A. I - t
ENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
West Point, N. Y. -Cadet James
D. Hogan, son of Mrs. Mary B. Ho
gan, 1501 Washington Sttreet, Co
lumbia, S. C, was recently prom
oted to the rank of captain on the
cadet brigade staff.
The promotion ot Cadet Hogan
came as a distinct honor. Cadets
are chosen for promotion by their
aptitude ratings by their fellow .ca
det and members of the tatical
department.and in these respects
he baa always stood very high, this
irs wiB want to5HWl4iHltie lth West Point's polsl
icy of providing its cadets with ex
perience in practical leadership be
fore, being commissioned into one
of the armed forces.
Before " entering the United
States Military academy, Cadet
Hogan was graduated from Colum
bia high school and then' attended
Clemson College. At Clemson, he
Miss Nora Sands Williing Role O ;
"Lenora" In Kenan Audifroium Jan. 31
In the forthcoming performance
of "School For Lovers" at the Ke
nan Memorial Auditorium in Ke -nansville
on January 31st, Miss
Nora Sands will sing the role of
Lenora. Miss Sands is a newcomer
to the Grass Roots Opera Company
this fall, being a native of Ten -nessee.
Miss Sands is a graduate
of Trinity University in San An -tonlo,
Texas, and at present is stu
dying at the Carolina Opera school
in Raleigh. With the colony Opera
Guild at Schroon Lake, Miss Sands
has spent the last two summers at
the Seagle Music Colony in Schro
on Lake, New York. She is well
known in her native Tennessee as
WITH US FORCES IN JAPAN
Pvt Joseph L. Williams', son of
Mr. and (Mrs. Daniel Williams,
Rose Hill, recently graduated from
the Far East Command Chemical
school at Camp Glfu, Japan.
Private Williams received bis
Certificate of Completion from
Col. Edwin Van Keuren, Command
ing, Far East Command Chemical
school.!- -,V .' i'-. v-
Gradv - Lerov Simmons. R. P.
Wells. Henry Tyndall, M. B. Holt
and Freely Smith: Chinquapin
M. (L. Lanier, George Parker, Carl
Sloan and Graham Reece; Kenans
ville - Ot P. Johnson. J. R. Grady
and F. W. McGowen; Warsaw -
Aubrey Cavenaugh, Lee Brown and
WjS, Leinbach; Rose Hill E. La
tham and Dallas Herring. - ' '
To Celebroio Silver
(Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Miller will
celebrate their silver wedding an
niversary Sunday afternoon, Jan
uary 13th from three to six o'cock
at, their borne near .BeulavJU. .
'-'f '."' v ' i.) I. i.i. ii i u .':?;. :
At nine feeder calf sales held
In the Tar Heel stats) last year, buy-
r i Jala an avers "s of $J3.bS"prr
1 ) rwnds,' or I 1 f rr l f'i.
v i tvrr i i i Ji'u. . 3 i
THURS., JAN. 10,
At Vesf Point
was historian of the junior class
and a company commander in the
R. O. T. C. program. Upon leaving
Clemson after three years, he
served in the air force as a second
lieutenant reserve. During bis
fourth, class year at the academy he
won his numeral in track and was a
member of the wrestling team for
He is hop manager for the
first class, a member of the fish
ing skeet club, debate council, ski
club, Russian langinw ekie- and
brigade , special service officer.
Upon; 'graduation in June of the
coming year he plans to rejoin the
Captain Hogan spent the Christ
mas holidays with his grandparents
Mr. and 'Mrs. C. J. Brice of Rose
CONTINUED ON BACK
a radio, church and concert singer,
and can be seen as Flora in the
Grass Roots Opera Coorroany pro -duction
of LA TRAVIATA.
"School for Lovers' is being pre
sented by the Grass Roots Opera
Company under the sponsorship of
the Duplin County schools. This
colorful comic opera sung in Eng
lish will be a highight of the musi
cal season of our county. Tickets
may be purchased at each of the
schools of the county. There will
be two performances: one in the
afternoon of January 31st for
school children, and one at night
at 8:00, a full performance for
adults. Tickets will sell for 60c
and $1.25 incuding tax.
To Return States
.' Sfc. Herbert B. Williams is with
the 21st Infantry, 24th division, in
Korea. He has been in Korea for
been promoted from Pvt. to Sfc.
9 months and during the time has
He graduated from BF Grady high
school. He is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Clifton Williams of rt. 1, Pink
Hill. Sfc. Williams hopes to return
to the states some time this month.
In County Sunday
I Youngsters and some of the old
er : folks alrrreet ' had their wish
corns true Sunday. January's freak
ish: weatber brought some snow
flurries throughout the county but
not enough for any to stick on the
ground. Sson after, dinner. Sunday
tha skies lookea as u( we were
in for One of those old time snow
storms but late afternoon the
threat had . abated and the skies
began clearing. ;;': ::-k
. For the past ten days the weather
man has not been able to make up
his mind. Fair and warn whe ther
is .' with us '. one day and before
dawn the next skies are cloudy
and temperatures hovering around
the forties and at tbees drepplng
lowr. 6 'pi the day. Jnst when
t ' y- 'rs T"t e'-tad a'.'P'"
! I' ei' o'.- -?eter
1 .''- ' "'
PRICE TEN CENTS
.ospital Plans Proceeding Nicely ; !
Leslie Doriey Is named Architect
Site TolBe Decided Next l"Jeek k
Local Lion$ Discuss
The Kenansvllle Lions Club, at
its regular meeting Wednesday
night, discussed possibilities of res
toring the old Confederate sword
factory that was in operation here
during-the Civil War. Ellis Vestal
was guest of the club and pre -sented
the idea. President Craft
named Faison McGowen, Emmet
Kelly, Oliver Stokes and Bob Gra
dy as a committee to study the
possibilities. Also mentioned was
an idea of asking the Kenan family
to 1 move to Kenansville, on the
site of the old spring here, the
Kenan 'water fountain now locat
ed at 5th and Market streets in
Herring Store Lions Club Gets Charter
This Week Rev.LC.Prafer Is President
Whe Herring's Store Lions club
riganlzed a few weeks ago and
boasting 42 members, will be chart
ered in a ladies night banquet ses
sion at the B FGrady school cafe
teria at 7 p. m. Thursday of this
week. The president, Rev. L. C.
Prater announced today. Guests
from other clubs throughout the
Eastern half of the State have been
International Counselor Jesse A
Jones of Kinston is the toastmaster.
District Governor George T. Rogers
State Utilities Com. Approves Merger
Of Tide Water Power And Carolina Power
RALEIGH, Jan. 8 -Utilities
here Monday gave formal approv
al to the proposed sale of the
Tide Water Power Company to the
Carolina Power -and' Light Com
pany, noting that the merger wa.f
"in the public interest."
The Utilities Commission stated;'
" , . The merger of Tide Water in
to and with Carolina as the sur -viving
corporation, and the acqui
sition by Carolina as the surviv -ing
corporation, and the acquisi
tion by Carolina through merger'
oi tne ownersnip ana control oi
the public utilities plant and sys
tem of Tide Water, including all
the property, powers, franchises,
and privileges of Tide Water" the
Commission announced . . "is here
The Commission had toyed with
the,idea of making clear in its or
der that it expected a reduction
in Tide Water rates and that it'
Another Kenansville Landmark
Passes Into The Historical Past
Another old Kenansville land -mark
went by the way Tuesday
night when fire damaged beyond
repair, the small apartment home
of Bernice Farrior. The fire, of
unknown origin, consumed most of
the building around eight o'clock.
Mr. Farrior was in the local pool
room when someone saw smoke
coming from the building. He rush
ed home but too late to save any
thing. His pet fox hound was in
side and Farrior entered the front
door, hoping at least to save his
dog but smoke was too heavy and
he got no further.
All of his personal ef -
fects, as well as furniture was com- linians were convicted for speed
pletely destroyed. He hopes the ing, 1,839 were convicted of reck
dog smothered to death before' less driving ana lj405 were con .
flames actually got to him. victed for driving wIthout an op-
The odd twist of the fire was'erator.s iicense
uie saving ox some very vaiuaioie
owners. Some time aeo a friend
of Farrior asked him to become I
custodian of some Important pa
pers. The papers were placed m
an old woman's hand bag and the
bag placed on the floor under the
commode water tank. After the
fire the; bag, very ignitable, was
found not burned and all papers
intact, under a pile ot plaster deb
ris. It is supposed the water tank
burst from heat and the bag be
came saturated with water, thus
being protected until plaster and
debris covered tt.v--,,-.-.
The old building served for many
years as the Kenansville post of
fice. It belonged to Col. Owen Ke
nan of Wilmington and at one time
sensed as an office for : various
members of the Kenan family.
Thus Marks the passing of an
other ot Kenansvllle s old stories
and as time moves on, one by one,
the 'old changes and makes way
for the new; as a modern Kenans
ville slowly f paints Itself upon '
"Grove's" landscape. "The moving
finger writes, and having writ,
moves on . ; ." :
Value of Ashe County's farm pro
ducts for 1951 is estimated at S8,-
An average ' return " abeve feed
cast of 49.3 per bird was made by
owners of 71 demonstration poul r.
frf flocks in North Carolina d urine. ;
' A - ---v'''pinn 'ci
" 1 t..r ; i i ..l was
Restoration Of Old
Wilmington. It is generally under
stood that this fountain was ori
ginally built with the idea of pla
cing it here.
Lions Bob Moore and Corbett of
the Clinton club were visitors.
Lion Corbett told of meeting the
Governor of Alabama not so long
ago and the Governor asked H he
lived near Kenansville. It seemed
the Governor knows right much a
bout our town. Mr. "Conbett point
ed out that tt might be surprising
to know the " number of people
away from here who know much
of Apex is to deliver the princi
pal address. There will be prizes
and a fun program. Ladles will re
ceive special favors. A delicious
supper has been planned.
The clu'D is the newest in Region
3 of District 31-E and is on off 1
spring of the Rones Chapel Club.
Extension awards will go to Presi
dent Aldine Whitfield, Secretary
Morris Rose and Tautwlster Wil
liam Loftin of the sponsoring club.
A number of lions from the Kins
ton club plan to attend.
wanted service in the Tide Water
area brought up to Carolina stand'
ards. But in the end, it contented
itself with assurances that these
improvements would be made and
adopted as-its official order a sug
gested order drafted for it by Caro
lina Power and Light
Carolina and tide Water stock
holders will act on the merger at
simultaneous meetings In Raleigh
and Wilmington February 4.
The South Carolina Public Serv
ice Commission gave its approval
last week and the two federal ag
encies concerned the Federal
Power Commission and the Se -curity
and Exchange Commission
are expected to act within the
next few weeks.
Each holder of four shares of
Tide Water preferred stock will
have the option of taking one share
of OP&L preferred stock or $2850
plus accrued dividends, for each
share of Tide Water Stock.
47 Wrecks In County Last Month; Three
Killed; Ten Injured; $14,950 Damage
The .Duplin County Patrol re sons coming into County Court
ports that a total of 47 wrecks in reports that the number of per
tne county during the month of here on charges of driving without
December. Three were killed and a drivers license is alarming. He
le? inlV-P,Grty damae t0 "I was referring to drivers who never
taled $14,950.00 The above figures! have received a drivers license. Mr.
were released toy Patrolman Brown
Last month. 2, 778 North Caro-
Clerk of the Court R. V. Wells
G.I. Sees His
WAUKESHA, WISC Pvt Peter Grainger, 26, who recently came
Mwn from the mountain wilds of New Mexico where h said the only
f education he had was the learning he received from his father, la shown
in a Waukesha high school, the first school he has ever teen in. He
appears to bs concentrating en the report seniw Janice Furrer is piv
jiig. His V"t to.V"ai,'cshs pro t by letter he trm- i f -I
Carol An t, ,. about the way t t
itchon!-t, t ev r, m. .4, 9 i t'.Ie to Graingr he qua' fv 1 I r i
;an lwi hs near that f th ay trsgf k ; g-
The Duplin County hospital bull
ding, committee reports that nroa- '
ress is being made as rapidly as' t
possible 1 in preliminary work on jj
me proposea ou nea nospitai. Tne ;
committee, composed of J.- O. '
Stokes, chairman, Harry Kramer, ?
Lee Brown, Emmett Kelly, and J. A i.
K. Grady has put in many hours ;
work on the project in recent weeks 1 Vi r 1
They have visited hospitals at Louis fc'jS;
burg, Roxboro, Slier City, Clin
ton, and Elizabethtown and made
studies of those set-ups. They were V
accompanied by Leslie N. Boney, ; :.
Jr., of Wilmington architect. The vi t
committee is working without any ;, ;
compensation whatsoever. '
Monday, January 7th, the Board
of County Commisslnoers imani -mously
named Leslie N. Boney of
Wilmington, native son of Duplin,
as architect for the hosoitaL nur
ses home and health -center. ; jfi!
The committee recommended '
seven sites in Kenansvllle for the" '" ;'
secretary of the NC Medical Care:
location and, recently Dr. FerrelLj .
Commission, accompanied by Mr,'"
Hamilton, hospital administrator,'-'-'.
and Mr. Jones, hospital engineer "
of the commission and Mr. Caton, '
sanitary engineer from the State '
Health Department, came a In
spected the sites, located as fol
lows: old James Sprunt site, Bow
den house site, H. D. Williams "
site, Ben Stroud and Alton New
ton sites on the Beulaville high
way and D. S. Williamson site on
the Chinquapin road. After dis
cussing merits of each site the
committee from the commission ,
recommended that sites be narrow
ed to three .namely the James '
Sprunt, Bowden House and H. D.
Williams site. The engineers are ,.
preparing statements of costs ot ,
developing each site and on re , ,
ceipt of this information the Board .?
of County Commissioners together
with the 15 members of the Hos- .
pltal Board of Trustees will meet v
next week and make the final de- i?;
Various reports are going the i
rounds that the hospital will not
be located in Kenansvllle. These
reports are erroneous. The hos ''"
piut uua own approvea in Katetgl
and Washington to be built in thi
town of Kenansville.
First consideration is being
given to the hospital and whe:
that is completed or well on its , ' ;;
way the nurses home and heal'
center will be considered. Mr. Bi
ney, architect, expects to have hi
witmn 30 days after the site is d
preliminary drawings complete!
terminea. This drawing will be
proved by the local committee, the
ooora ot commissioners a&d tnt " V
commission in Raleigh and will go. ' t." :
back to Mr. Boney for a final draft ?l . V tVV
which is expected to take another
60 to 90 davs. As far as can ' bs
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struct'lon will not get ..under way
before August of this year.
Wells observed that a large per
cent of those brought In seem to
have the attitude that they are
being smart by not getting a driv
ers license. Maybe they arebut
the state sets a minimum fine of
$25 and costs on anyone driving
a car without first getting a driv
ers license. I
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