I 4 .
y Court will convent Mon
an. 21ft for trial by Jury,
or court will re-convene
y Jan. 28th for one week of
V 1X V ; "?' prtBy 'f- ::.Wise;Or; Married . '
If , man gives In when he's
. wrong, he's a,-wise man. r If he
give in when he's right, he's
, married man. Washington, Vs.,
,1 eases. -Judge Q. K. Ntm-
j :,3 will preside over Superior
will preside over Superior' ;m j vii .v v v j J
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VOL. NO. 19
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA , Thursday, January 17, 1950
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PRICE TEN CENTS
Crete Merrit, white man ab6ut
S3 years old, was snot and instantly
killed toy his 19 year old son Mar-f
ley, in the norae in Magnolia Sat-
uroay night about 10 o clock.
According to officers Merritt, his
wile and some of the children had
been visiting in Warsaw. On their
return home, to a small 3 room
house, an argument ' ensued. Mer-
-Mt was reported to have been
ruiiing. . About ten o'clock their
3 year old son (Marley returned
oine from. the school gym and
und his father beating up his
other in bed, it was aald. Young
amy quickly got hold of a shot
an and blew the top of his father's
iead off. The shot missed his moth
er's head by Inches.
Mrs. Merritt 1 and the children
notified Sheriff Jones at once, who
witlh Deputy JPerry Smith went
to the scene of the shooting. Cor
oner Guzman Powell' was called
'and ruled that It was a clear case
if murder and no inquest was
leceseary. i Marley was placed in
county Jail in Kenansvllle. ' It
as said that some Rose Hill and
Ml aarnolla -friends asked that bond
t4 admitted and Solicitor Walter
. Bfrltt agreed to a thousand dollar
: fcolnd which was posted (the next day
;uid the boy released.
e will be tried at the January
Vienna of superior court nere. ?
A jpf erritt was the father of five
cnildren whose ages ranged from
(two to fifteen. Reports from Mag
nolia say he was a respectable citl-
iient and good to his family when
saber. He plied the plumbing
. trade and had the reputation as a
V it wiU be recalled that Marley
4 Merrftt saved the life of a Turner
,boy last summer while In swim
ming in atones rona near . Magnolia.
; : : OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS of the newly organized Herring's Store lions Club In Duplin. They
are, letft to right, front row: Rev. L. C. Prater, president, Ben B. Roberts, first vice-president; ltemus
J. Outlaw, second vice-president; Fred Outlaw, third vice-president; Emmett Herring,' secretary; back
row: Eugene R. Outlaw, Lion tamer; Tipp Scott, tail twister; Taft Herring, director, H. S. Tyndall, di
rector; Melvln Powell, director, and Elmo Bllxzard, treasurer. Director Jamie Powell was absent when
the picture was taken'. (Photo by Robert Dickinson.) y.v
WALLACE 54. FAISON, . 36 ;
J Ulris uome. -
l0 t 8 11 1138
f allace . 11 19 1 1054
'Wlnaers' high scores; ' Elizabeth
venaugn 33,. Bessie Mae W1M
ns IS. Defensive leaders "Sane
Tie, Sallie Rivenbark. ' '
nosers' high scorer: Lorraine Sut
i 19. Defensive leader: E. War
a. . r
Duplin County game.' Clinton
ays at Wallace Friday night.
WALLACE 38, FAISON 24.
i - - Boys Game.
lson 8 5 2 924
ollace 8 10 II 788
Wttners' high scorers: Joe Wal-
9, Toots Carlton 9, Archie
res 8.. Defensive, leaders: Toots
Hon, Archie Fsires.
Losers' high scorers. P. Mathews
It- Precythe 8. Defensive leader:
Cates .-y-ic.-i . :
Duplin County game: Play Clin.
i Friday night at Wallace. Wal
;e has a 7-2 record.
Chinquapin High School Organizes Choir
Vilh 150 Active Members; Give Program
Th Junior Choir of Ohinouapln . chorus In white Greek Costumes
High School was organized last; overshadowing with all attention
November. It is made up of the
seventh and eighth grades who's
teachers are Miss Effer Pickett,
Miss Elplse Turner, Mr. W. . L
Register and Mr. G. F, ; Landen.
The Choir gave a P.T. A. program
January 7th under the direction
of Miss Sutphin, music director
ef tihe school. The New Year's
program featured : a ' Joyous ' and
happy atmosphere of the ' song
Happy, New Year, . Darling.",,,, It
was sung first by the nymphs who
were Kir is in Diuft costume formins
cart-wheels with boy manaequlne
in UU black bats as centers. Next.
the boys chorus, then . the girls I
centered on the little New Year,
who was little Jefferson Landen,
son of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Landen
of Chinquapin. Little "Jeff" gave
emphasis to Old Father Time of
1951. Tharon Shepard was the new
year of 1952 and here to stay. Con
cluding tb program were two
songs by the choir, "Shorten Winter
sadness" and"Caroilna Song."
' Officers of the Choir are: Prest
dent, Elwood Glenn Lanier; Sec
retary ana treasurer, syivia Ann
Williams; Vice-president, Leon
Sanderson; -Pianist, - Betsy Joyce
James and Bobby Gresham. There
are about one hundred active mem
ber in this Choir. ? i v s i
While Frinaed Beef e Found in Faison v
vuiiiiui riuyiaiii ue new iiieie niuayi
National Guard Armory
To Be Built In Warsaw
At A Cost Of $180,000
TheWarsavi National Guard unit orial Auditorium in Kenansvllle,
has been advised that it has been it is reported. -It will contain class
awarded an Armory Building by rooms, officers quarters and an ath
the North Carolina National Guard, letlc auditorium which can be used
The building, costing approximate- for any and all purposes. Bleacher
ly $180,000, is expected to be con- seats will be constructed on the
struoted some, time this year. The sides ,a stage in one end. The
Unit Is now forking on the loca- floor will be large enough for a
tton of a site. The building will standard size college basket ball
m Minn m fswe oi nenan Mem- court.
Herring's Store Lions Club Gets Charter
At Ladies Night in Grady School Cafeteria
The Masonic officers for 1952
were installed last Tuesday night
in Warsaw by Lodge No. 677, A. F.
and A. M. .
The new officers were the follow
ing; Q. J. Sutton, Secretary-James
F. Strickland, tresaurer F. D.
Bramlette, junior warden; D. Y.
Hnll1naumH-h Antar warton S A
Jones, Master R. W. Rlggs, senior J?110.11',
rteujnrH Mslenn CarKnn- lunlor lnapei,
steward. Graham Philios. senior! Springs,
deacon, A. S. Locamy, Junior dea
con, W. W. Baekourn, Tyler and
the Rev. A, L. Crossno, chaplain.
The new Herring's Store Lions
Club, boasting a total of 44 charter
members, received its charter from
Lions International at a gala ladies'
night banquet at B. F. Grady School
Thursday evening, Jan. 10th, which
was attended by about 150 persons.
It is the 54th club In District 81-E.
The president, Rev. L. C. Prater,
universalis minister, presided.
The group sang "America" and
pledged allegiance to the Flag.
Rev. Lauren Sharpe of the Ken
ansvllle club offered the invoca
tion and benediction.
International Counselor Jesse
A. Jones of Kinston served as
toastmaster and presented others
on the program. Taitowister Wil
liam Loftin of the Rones Chapel
Club presented the tailfcwisters
from visiting clubs who assisted
him In his fun program. Zone
Chairman Earl Jourdan of Golds
boro gave the address of welcome
and introduced the guests. In
attendance were, delegations from
! BEAtJLAVILLE 39
- ., ROSE HILL 19
' Boys Game.
aaulavllle ....,;v....4 15" 12
os Hill .:....A 4 2
Winners' high scorers: Thigpen
1, Simpson 10. Defensive leaders:
bson, Quinn, McDowell.
Losers' high scorer. Jimmy
own 11 Defensive leaders: Bob
I Lee Jones, Tommy Fussell.
i ?;:'rose hill, 58,
' JBEULAVILLE 37. ., -
! f- ' '.' Girls Game.
sulavllle 9 7 9 1537
e H1U &..:..-.:J3 13 10 18-68
Winners high scorers: . Shirley
ilson 25, Blllie Waters 23. Defen-
ve leaders: Ruth Brown, Lib
aters, Faye Teachey.
Losers' high scorer: L. Miller 18.
efensive - leaders; Hall, Boggs,
CALYPSO 86, CHINQUAPIN 29
lypso i . 7 24 22 8386
''luapin .10 2 829
W miners' high scorer: Walker 85,
ane GruUbs 28. Defensive leao
: Koberts. ' v:.'; i.s-- v.;-:,
Lc ws' high scorer: Nellie 6an
r.i i 18, Defensive leaders: Peg
' Jji"je'Nancy Norris. ,.
'M M, B. F. GRADY 25.
'. Boys Gamsi
C miy i- ...10 9 7 2--5
i 9 13 7 10-89
rr high scorers: J. T.
r 14, Belton Horoston 11. De
a leaders: Van Bosttc, Max
rs' weft, scorers: Kenneth
r ay 9, Nick Kornegay 4, De-
ve jeaaers: JB. Turner, J.
ills. ; -
Warsaw has 6-1 record in Duplin
junty piay, overall record of 8-2.
. F. C3ADY 35, PINK HILL, 84.
. noys uante
F. Grady 9 10 " 3 8-85
U-Ul M. 9 15 1484
ners high scorers: Jimmy
n 11; Clarence Byrd 11. De-
leaders: Bill Zack, Wil
' high scorers: Kornegay 7;
.-1 ettenslve leader: s Wells.
-......n ,8 . 8-3
- 2 9 11 11-83
' r -.-.r; Joe Wal-
' 7. T "
The;. white-f rinsed -beetle.' a dev
tructtve agricultural pest has been
(found In a large section of the town
oi ralson. Tom Klnsey, with the,
Bureau of Entomology and plant
quarantine urxice in Goldsboro re
ports that these insects attack
practically all types o! crops, In
cluding cotton, corn, soy beans,
garden , vegetables, and flowering
plants such as - chrysanthemums,
zennlas and petunias. ,f
Mr. M. F. McColmon, president
if the Faison Lions Club, announces
that a community meeting will be
held t at the Faison - Community
Building, at 7:30 Friday night, Jan.
18th at which time U. S. Depart
ment of Agriculture representa
tives1 will show slides on the in
sect giving life history, nature of In-
Jury and control recommendations.
It is hoped that a community pro
gram can .be organized to control
this insect and prevent further
spread. Mr. MeOolman urges all
citizens of Faison and nearby rural
area to attena this meeting.
Lucy Dunn,' daughter of Mr. and
Mrs.. Walter Dunn of Warsaw, was
. toltaonsd Jasfc FxJdayj-nilng
won ier cwuunts was iguncu wuue
she was standing near a heater. She
suffered painful burns in her chest,
shoulders and arms.
Noted Religious Leader To Be At Pink
Hill And Woodland Methodist Churches
By Rev. C. Boone
Dr. Rufus Mosley an Internation
al Religious leader for many years,
will be in Pink Hill and Woodland
Methodist Churches from Saturday
through, Monday night, January 19
22nd. - ,
Dr. Mosley will speak at Pink
Hill Methodist ' Church Saturday
night at 7:30 p.m. and at Sunday
School Hour beginning at 10:00
a.m. Sunday morning. : At 11:00
a.m. Sunday morning ne will speak
at Woodlahdi Methodist Church.
Sunday night at 7:30 he will speak
again at fink urn cnurcn. The
closineT. service will be Monday
night in Pink H11L There Will be
no service at Woodland Church
Sunday night , -. .g
A lecture will be Iteld Mondav
ana Tuesaay mornmg at 10:00 a.m.
in the Pink Hill church.
Dr. Mosely is a close friend of
our Dr. E. Stanley Jones: the
world's greatest missionary in this
generation. He is a retired col
lege Instructor going about telling
the marvelous story of what Christ
has done for him. He Is verv ener
getic and a grand speaker in spite
of his 82 years of youth and ma
turity. You will want to hear Dr.
Mosley. He is not a preacher, but
he goes about testifying for Christ
Brother Mosley goes to Weldon
Methodist Church from here, then
to Durham and The University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Rev. D. C. Boone
. Pink Hill, N. C.
At Outlaws Bridge
There will be a barbecue supper
in the school lunch room at Out
laws Bridge Saturday, January 19th,
beginning at 5:30 p.m. sponsored
by the school for the benefit of the
school lunch room. All patrons and
friends are invited to be present.
The Community Club will meet
following the supper.
Mount Olive, Seven
Goldsboro, Kinston and
the host club. The special music
featured solos by Jimmie Thig
pen, accompanied by his sister,
Anne Thigpen. Deputy Governor
Jake Strother of Kinston present
ed extension awards to President
Aldine Whitfield, Secretary Mor
ris Rose and Tailtwister William
Loftin of the Rones Chapel Club,
which sponsored the new club.
Whitfield presented the gong and
gavel for the new club to Tamer
District Governor Rogers of
Apex delivered the principal ad
dress and challenged the new
club to be of service to its com
munity in the highest traditions
of Lioni&m. He cited the growth
of Llonlsm to 34 countries with
over 8,000 clubs and over 420,000
members and declared that that
growth was due to the unselfish
service rendered by the clubs
each year. He Invited those pres
ent to attend the mid-winter dis
trict convention at New Bern
January 21-22, when the interna
tional president, Harold Nutter,
will be guest speaker.
Governor Racers nrpnontorf ho
club charter to President Prater,
who accepted and expressed appre
ciation to all who helped with the
program. The home demonstration
club and the Lions and their ladies
served a barbecue supper. Favors
for the ladies were small corsages.
Gifts for visiting ladles were distri
buted by TailsiWiSter Loftin.
The officers of the New Club are
President Prater, VlcenPresidents
Ben B. Roberts, Remus J. Outlaw
and Fred Outlaw, Secretary Em
mett Herring, Treasurer Elmo Bliz
zard. Tamer Eugene Outlaw, and
Tailtwister Tiipp Scott. Directors
are Taft Herring, Jamie Powell,
H. S. Tyndall and Melvin Pnumii
The other charter memihpm .ri
Leslie Bell, R. A. Bishon. Bill Her
ring, D. D. Herring, Earl W. Her-
rlngj lasper Herring, Leland Her
ring, W. Coy Hill. Edward Hnim
J," ?,HSW' A- W-Ivey- George Kellyi
J. W. Kelly, Carl W. Kornegay, Ed
Kornegay, H. D. Kornegay, B. F.
Outlaw, Rommie A. Outlaw, Theo
dore Outlaw, Nathan Scott, Fred
Scott, LeRoy G. Simmons, R. D.
Simmons .Clyde Aroud, .Harry
Stroud, L. J. Taylor, D.j. Warier,
Steven A. Waller, Joe Westbrook,
Lewis A. Westbrook, W. L. West-
brook, A. J. Walker.
iAvifev,-:' No. 3
Alfred and Donn Allison Wells
Two WelB Brothers Awarded Eagl
Badge At B. t. Grady Court Of Honor
Two brothers, Alfred and Donn clpal of Grady school.
Allison Wells, sons of Mr. and Mrs.) Principal speaker at the Court
Hugh Wells of B. F. Grady, were of Honor was Dr. Postin nactnr nf
awarded the Eagle Scout awards the Wallace Baptist Church and
Grady school in DecembeK' Alfred
is a student at Davidson College
and Donn Ellison Is In high school
at Grady. Their father is prin-
new Advancement chairman. The
subject of his address was "Scout
A number jf other awards were
presented to troops of the county.
Miss Joyce Jones
Carolina Telephone And Telegraph
Company Asks For Rate Increase
Outlaws Bridge Club Meets
The Outlaws Bridge Home Denv
onstration Club-will meet in the
home of Mrs. Remus Creel Monday
afternoon, Jan. 21st. This is the
first meeting of the year and all
members are urged to attend.
Corn yields of 100 or more bush
els per acre have been produced by
hundreds of North Carolina farm
ers in the last few years.
Sweet Potato Meeting Be Held Jan. 24th
There will be a county wide
xieeting of the sweet potato growers
in the Agricultural Building in
Kenansvllle, Thursday night, Jan
uary 24, at 7:30 P. M. H. M. Cov
ington. Extension Sweet Potato
Specialist, from State College will
be' present, to discuss ' sources of
good sweet potato seed, bedding,
transplanting, fertilizing, cultivat
ing, disease control, and other
questions of interest about this
crop. The outlook for sweet pota
toes in 1952 is good, this crop of
fers a good source of additional in
come for Duplin County farmers.
Every person in Duplin County
interested in sweet potato produc
tion is invited to attend this meet
Lisis G"t Tb-'r CHrter
On Wednesday, January 2, a
meeting was held In the District
Forester's office at Wfaiteville. All
permanent personnel of the De
partment of Conservation and De
velopment, Division of Forestry,
who, work in District 8 (Bladen,
Brunswick, Columbus. Duplin and
Pender Counties) attended the
meeting. : - -w . . : -Many
problems were discussed
in regards to the coming fire sea
son, and County Ranger Ralph Mil
ler feels that the solution to most
of tbem can be obtained by the
continued and improve! coopera
tion of the dtizeo hers in Duplin
V County. Be sure to set a sennit
Ifor all of your brash, grass and
field burniac which you are plan
nitff ia rfn tuhlniHMtn thjk ffrat Amv
of February and the first day of
June inclusive. Do your burning
late in me afternoon or at night.
Do not burn when the March winds
start to bkxwnlg and the woods get
powder dry, Or to sum up the
whole thing, be. extremely careful
whenever you have a fire, be H
cigarette or brush pile', in or near
The Carolina - Telephone and
Telegraph Company filed a petition
on December 27 with North Caro
lina Utilities Commission request
ing permission to raise its tele
phone rates by about $900,000 per
year after taxes and addtional ex
penses. The petition stated that
the Company's earnings for the
first 10 months of 1951, adjusted
to an anual basis, amounted, to
only 3.50 per cent on the Com
pany's gross investment and to
only 4.25 per cent on the net in
vestment. The Company requested
that the Commission decide where
the increase should be applied.
The Carolina Company, which
maintains its headquarters in Tar
boro, serves more than 98,000 tele
phones through 104 exchanges in
Eastern North Carolina. Since
1946, spiraling costs, including
higher salaries and wages, have
forced the company to seek general
rate increases on three occasions.
The petition pointed out that
the Company's plant Investment
has increased by about $8,289,400
since June 30, 1950, the date on
which the investment was consider
ed in the Company's last rate case.
The investment at the end of Octob
er was about 831,787,300 and ah
additional investment of close to
$1,000,000 is contemplated for Nov
ember and December of this year.
The Company has had two recent
stock issues. The first was a 20,-
825 share issue during November
and December of 1950 and the last
was a 41,650 share Issue during the
same months of this year. The pro
ceeds, less expenses, of. both stock
issues were applied to snort term
bank loans which the Company had
made to carry out Ks expansion and
improvements program, rne com.
pany's petition stated that about
$4,000,000 of such loans will still
be outstanding at the end of 195L,
to fix the earliest possible date for
a hearing so that further evidence
could be presented.
In a statement concerning the
petition for higher rates, L. W
Hill, President of the Carolina
Company is to continue to play its
part in the growth and expansion
of Eastern North Carolina, we must
keep our Company on a firm fin
ancial basis. We have, therefore,
petitioned the North Carolina Util
ities Commission for an increase in
The increase in our costs and the
corresponding decline in our earn
ings make it necessary that we seek
this increase now."
' Miss Mary Alice Blackmore, his
toriaiuof the James Kenan Chapter
of the United Daughters of the
Confederacy announces that Miss
Joyce Ann Jones will read her es
say on "Robert E. Lee A Con
federate Soldier,, itpver Radio
WRiRZ on Sunday afternoon at two
o'clock. Miss Jones s essay won the
first prize last year in a contest
sponsored by the James Kenan
chapter of the United Daughters
of the Confederacy.
Cpl. E. R. Dixon
Wounded in Korea
Visiting At Home
Corporal Emerson Ray Dxicm, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Everette Dixon of
Route 2, Mount Olive, is spending
a furlough with his parents. He
will remain here until February
before reporting for duty.
The soldier was wounded in the
Korean fighting in Octtooer 1951
after having been in the war zone
since June first. After recuperat
ing in a Tokyo hospital. Corporal
Dixon left on December 20 for Se
attle, Washington, by boat and from
that city boarded an Army trans
port plane on January 1 and was
flown to Fort Jackson. He arrived
in Mount Olive shortly after to be
gin nis furlough. .
: (District Governor George T. Rogers of Apex is shown above as he
presented the club charter to President L. C. Prater of the Herring's
Store Lions Club at B. F. Grady Sichool last Thursday evenlrtg.; The
club has 44 members and Is number 54 In the District 31-E over which
Rffsrs presides. In the background at left is Jesse A. Jones of Kinston.
ta'f.lonial counselor, iv'ho rvH as tna"riter on the charter nlt
?t ; i, t; it ic .' z ' (c. i. r- : n-'.o.) j- iV;'Ce
Magnolia Lions " , ' ' j
To Sponsor Supper '
The .Magnolia Lions Club will
sponsor a barbecue supper every
Friday night in the Magnolia
School Cafeteria at Six o'clock.
Plates will be $1.00, and 50c plates
for children. Everyone is invited
to attend and help raise funds for
the Magnolia Twon -HelL . . ,
Voluntary 4-01 Club leaders In
Wayne -County have achieved an
iinuHnl record. Of the countv's
i i have total of i;
In pointing out the telephone
gain , the petition stated that the
Company had increased Hs.number
os KiguMnia uy iu,vii or lift
during the period between July 1,
1950 to October 81, 1951. To make
this gain the Company had to in
stall S9J339 telephones and re
move 29,284. On October 31, 1951
the Company bad on hand about
13,000 unfilled orders and stated
that in its opinion there was an un
expressed demand for service which
could not be measured.
The Company's petition stated
that wage increase during 1951
had further Increased its costs by
an estimated $342,500 per year.
The petition stated that the de
clining rate of return would make
tt very difficult -for the Company
to raise the necessary capital to
continue its present and proposed
plans to improve .and expand Ks
service to meet .the demands of the
public it serves. To secure an ad
equate return, the Company re
euested f'J'0.n"a per year after
t -i"s and auj.CioniJ ev unses. The
; "-y re-re-' "ltUU - -n'- Ion
In the performance of SCHOOL
FOR LOVERS by the Grass Roots
Opera Company under (he spon
sorshlo of the Duplin County
School, January 91st, the role of
ue spina, the maid will be sung by
ueooran Aiden While attending
Trinity University in San Antonio,
Texas, Miss Aldea had her .own
television show and sang with
James Metton on be HinMt ftf
Stars radio program. With the
Colony Opera Guild, she has sung
leading roles in Menotti's THE
OLD MAID AND THE THIEF, THE
SJ0UKU7T CW SUZAiNNE, THE
GONDOLIERS, LA TRAVIATA.
SCHOOL FOR LOVERS, and THE
MARRjAGE OF FIGARO. Miss
Alden's other experience includes
many radio, concert, and oratorio
appearances. At present she is As
sistant to the Director of the Caro
lina Opera School in Raleigh, and
also can be seen in other Grass
Roots Opera Company productions
singing the role of VloletU in LA
TRAVIATA and as Mlcaela In CAR
MEN. -V ., y' :.-,s
This perfotmnce will take place
at the Kenan Memorial Auditorium
in Kenansvllle, on January 81st,
at s:oo o'clock witn an afternoon
performance for school children.
This amusing Mozart oomic opera
wiU be sung in LncUsh,
Basket Ball Teams
Started in Warsaw
Coach Wilbert Boney has organ
ized two of the best basketball
teams in this section He Is anxious
to schedule games with neighbor
ing all star teams either at home
or away. So far, he has scheduled
a game with Mount Olive on Jan.
16th with the second game to be
played in Warsaw on Jan. 20th.
All home game receipts will go to
the Warsaw high school athletic
Line up for the Boys team in
cludes, Capt. Billy Houston, John,
Steen, Ray Faulkner, E. D. PauL
James Creech, H. C. Allen, Allen
Draughon Jr., Linwood West
Charles Jones. Bobby Boone. Lester
Brown, Milton Smith, H. E. Regis
ter, John Fonville, Duke Mathis,
w. n. runet.
Playing on the Klrls team are
Mable Byrd, Olivia Dixon, Carolyn
Carr, Ann West. Estelle Cnntln.
KaKthryn Wells, Ester Lamm,
Doris Taylor. Ren Smith, rvnttiia
jBradshaw, Wink Brinson and Luis,
i WILLIAM B. WARD
'William B. Ward, 71, died at foist
home in Chinquapin Friday after
noon January 11th after a brief
illness. He was a member of Chin
quapin Presbyterian Church and
had taught Sunday School for 22
years. He was a member of the
Masonic Lodge at Wallace. Sur
viving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Ann
Ward; a daughter, Mrs. J. F.
Kuhlmann of Manchester, Conn
a brother, J. C. Ward of New
Bern; an adopted son, W. J. Mobley
at Kinston; and five grandchild
ren. Funeral arrangements will
FRED J. BAABS
Following the death of Post
master Walter P. "Bridgets ' of
Warsaw, former Assistant post
master iTea J. Bears- has been
named acting postmaster.
Mr. Baars was notified of his
appointment by Congressman
Graham A. Barden, who made
a brief visit to Warsaw last' week.
The appointment from acting post,
master to postmaster will be given
to him as a later date, Mr. Baars
said. He added that the other em
ployees in the Warsaw cost office
will also be advanced.
The ' new , acting - postmaster
served ' as assistant postmaster
for 12 years under Mr. Bridgers.
tie was appointed to the posi
tion at the '. same time Mr.
Bridgers became head of the local
post office, -j,...- ;vJ;..:.o.'.
STEPHEN J. WILLIAMS.
Stephen J. Williams died Thurs
day at 8 p.m. at his home near
Chinquapin. The funeral was con
ducted from the home at 3 p.m.
Friday and interment was in the
Brown cemetery near the home.
The services were conducted bv th
Rev. Ranson Gurganlous and the
Rev. Willie Walton. Surviving are
his wife,. Mrs. Mary M. Williams
three sons, Albert, Jerry and San
ford, all of Chinquapin; four daugh
ters, Mrs, Dollie Sutherland of
Chinquapin. Mrs. Katie Morton and
Mrs. Grace Sellers of Wallace; ia
grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
ARDETH SMITH TO MARYLAND
Miss Ardetb Smith of Park View
hospital in Rocky Mount, daughter
oi rs ana wan. naymond Smith,
left Monday for Chestnut Lodge,
Rookville, Md.,-fort three months.
She will take a snecial eourie in
Psychiatry during her-stay there.
She graduates. Scpte&iber 15th,
1952. -.-a : . -
CRETO DOLPHUS MERRITT
Creto Dolphus Merritt, age 38
died at bis home In Magnolia Sat
Funeral sendees were held Mon
day afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the
Magnolia Methodist Church by
Rev. R. L. Crossno, pastor of the
Warsaw Methodist Church. Burial
was in Magnolia Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, the
former Matrtie. Elizabeth Brooks of
Magnolia, one son Marley Merritt.
four daughters Judy, Hattie Mae,
Velms Ann and Tamara Hope Mer
ritt all of the home, his father W. L,
Merritt of Magnolia, three brothers
Ed and 'Haywood Merritt of Caro
lina Beach and Bennie Merritt of
Magnolia, and one sister, Mrs. Ros
oe Potter of Magnolia. , -. ; . v
: -' . yrf'-r. -V
Seed sf a hew home-garden leaf
lettuce called Salad Bowl, the only
lettuce ever to win the All Ameri
can Sections gold medal, should be
available from many retail seed
dealers In 1952, according to the
U. & Department of Agriculture,