An Old Saying
Nine days aro today it thundered. '
This morning before day it thunder
ed. Will we let mow? - .
When it thunder la winter it , t
will Snow within nine din. Ii'i' 11
L mi LI IX V
(here anything to this saying?
''-'i'-,!'-y-'V'l ..- ;. .
VOL. NO. 19
tan Of lenansuille Votes
Pcol ficom To Drug
Qpsn Street Around Court louse
. At a recent meeting of the Ken
ansville Town Board it was voted
' unanimously to purchase the old
wood store and lot adjacent to the
! local 'drug store, now known . as
Nunn's Pool Boom. This property
Is part of the late "Slim" Dail es
: tate and will go up for sale before
too long. ' '
It was decided to take this action
, after the Board of County Commis-
Bioners, who owns the property at
' the rear of the Dail lot out to the
back street between the court house
square and the H. D, Williams pro
perty, agreed to give a right-of-way
; for a street. This will make pos-
- elble the opening of a 40 foot street
. between the1 Drug Store and the
: H. E. Phillips office and break the
bottle neck that has been stifling
traffic and business on Rutledge,
the old main business - street of
, the town for many years. Attorney
- Hubert E. Phillips who represents
the Dail estate, has promised to
expedite the'' sale as soon as possi-
: fole. " It is hoped and 'believed that
. Inasmuch as the opening of this
.-street will not only, benefit Cue
people of town but folks from all
over the county who have to come
to Kenansvillc, there will be no op'-
position io me saie ana ine price
will not be run up on the town. It
, is ft mutual problem that will help
Name Jurors For
County Court Here
Beginning March 3
General County Court will con
vene Monday, March 3rd for trial
of Cases by jury. The following
jurors have been drawn for the
B. H. Hobtos, L. Earl Fussell, Jno.
Martin Summer, Jonah Whaley,
Thomas Carter, Percy Maready,
Bud Davis C.AJSwcy the Paul
J.. Fountain, . Clarence Ot Brown,
T. W. Brogden.iN. V. Johnson, C. E.
James, Edgar J. Herring, L. C. Al
bertson, it. E. Register. J. R. Halso,
I WV Jenkins.
Miller Club To
Meet Wed. Night
Th Miller Demonstration Club
will meet Wednesday Feb. 20 at
7 pn. with Mrs. Ottis Miller.
I " Circle H of Hallsville Presbyter
i lan Women of the Church will meet
Saturday night, Feb. 16 at 7 o'clock
with Mrs. Norwood Miller,
Mrs. Bob Jones
. Mm AUnn Jdnmnf Wallace was
jfeted-TTJifeidBjnieht when Mrs.
j Bob Jones elwertained at her home
with a miscellaneous shower. The
home ensuite was decorated in i with aid from American Unlver
greenery and spring flowers. Mrs. ' salists Tokyo UnlversaUsts have
(Roger HiU nd Mrs., Milton Jones I estaljilSsned the Koishikawa and Do
led a number of games The host-HriirtiiMtional Centers for child-
ess served open faced sandwiches,
ice cream, cake, nuls and soft
drinks to the 60 guests. 1 '
Mrs. Jones received a lovely as
sortment of gifts.
County Group Studying Plans To
Improve Schools And Public1 Relation
:,The - recently-composed Duplin
County School Improvement Com-
& milium agivcu - iivaAi,j.ve inivu
T needed to take are of many prob-
Jems lacing jjupun scnoois. ;, : ,
The committee,' made up of
some 64 parents and high' school
irlncipala reached the decision af
er hearing two advisory experts
rom the University of N o r t h,
Jaroiina- Or, O. S. HunbOurt, di
rector of the Bureau of Educa-
ional Research 'and Sevice, and
r iii assistant, J. H. Tucket, a grad-
ate sKiaeiK, . . . ,-;-y: :., -v
Kite a two-hour discussion the
j roup agreea closer cooperation is
ecessary between the county's
hool board special committees
-id public; and among various '
hool workers and authorities if
ie school system is to oe lm-
roved. ' ' ; s
The meeting was held at the Ca
o High School. The group will
t again March 12 with the Board
-ity Commissioners at B. F.
r &i-hool to discuss school 1m
"nt plans, ---v - '-i -' '
1 1.- wing the supper the group
xke i o into several discussion
s i r round tabls discussions,
riving at conclusions to be report-
1. Questions discussed were: .
1. In wt Mt types of activities
' i Disti ft Committees engage
r to 1 ef freatest benefit
rschii 7 ' -
i .j: i:i.!'cate desiralle
Mrs. Lawrence Soufherland President
County Library Board; Mrs. Boney Resign
At a recent meeting of the Du
plin County Library Board over
which the retiring president, Mrs.
N. B, Boney presided, a new pres
ident was chosen since Mrs. Boney
tendered her resignation last Sum
mer,, but held on until the nomina
ting committee could find some one
to replace her. ;
This committee composed of Mrs.
D. B. Herring of Bose Hill as chair
man, Mrs. W. K. Clifton of Faison,
and F. W. McGowan of " Kenans
ville, N. C. presented the name
of Mrs. Lawrence Southerland of
Kenansville, NXJ. who was unani
mously chosen to succeed Mrs. Bon
ey who has served In that capacity
every since The Duplin Library
Aiko Onishl (left) and Toshio Yoshioko (right) now preparing
for leadership roles in the Japan Universalitt Church at Eastland
School of Music and St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York.
Brotherhood month. February
1952 will hrve special d-n!ficance
for the members of the Universal
ist Church in this county. Children,
youth and adults will join together
in special programs designed to ac
quaint them with the Universalist
contribution to tne growtn oi de
mocracy In the new Japan.
Immediately following the war
Japanese Universalists asked their
American brethren to cooperate
with - them in bringing liberal
Christianity and progressive re-
ligious education to the children
ana youtn oi japan. Because tne
I universalist Uhurcn does not oe-
lleve in the traditional mission
ary approach part of this coopera
tive effort involved the training of
Here in America studying under
the auspices of the Universalist
Church, are Toshio- Yoshioka (St.
Lawrence University, Canton, New
York), Kenjiro Takaki, president
of the Hiroshima Youth Council
(Temple University and Aiko On
ishi ' (Eastman School of Music.
Eochester, New York). ; . lt
rfen, Jouth and parents. In the Na-
gano area the Komagane Education
al Center serves congregations from
Fukuoka, Nanakubo and KatagirL
These typical , centers
activities in following
others. . '
1. Maintainance, use and supervis
ion of local buildings ;
2. Public relations
3. Budget making
4. Transportation !i . i
.2. In what activities should the
P.TJL engage-in order to be of
greatest benefit to the local school j
For example: .':.:;' !"'
I., What P.TJA, activities would de-
develop better nome-scnooi - reia
tlonshiDsT !'.-"' : '';i
2. What activities would interpret
the school to the public? . ,
3. For, what purposes should the
P.TA..aiM -money? ?'
3. In what activities should the
County Board of Education engage
in order to toe of greatest benefit to
a& of the schools? , : ,
1. What relationships should exist
between the County Board and the
2. .What work should the Board of
Education and the District Com
mittee try to do together? , -
The following participated in tne
group discussions: -
GxtOUP I Lewis W. Outlaw,
Chairman, Recorder R. I Prult,
J. B. Brown, W. B. Jones, D. J.
Brock, Sanford Packer, Chester ti
lls, Alvin Kornegay, Leon Qnlnn,
Farl Falrf, Leland Tea-h.y j. p.
Harmon, l.---"olia PTA lJr ' :nt,
H'MfU(9i 1 Tr"'i ,!.'rt, ,
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1952.
Service was begun aind who was
mainly responsible for the present
Bookmobile 1 which is serving our
country at so many points. A
splendid semi-annual report was
given by- Miss Dorothy Wighman
prior to adjournment. Mrs. Paul
Potter was welcomed as a new
Board Member, to represent the
Warsaw Library since Robert West
has been called into service, again.
It might be of interest to know who
the other officers are at the pres
Mrs. Grady Mercer of Beulaville
N. C. The Secretary is Mrs. Hugh
Morrison of Wallace, N. C. and the
Treasurer is Ralph J. Jones of War
saw, N. C.
Christianity will become members
of the Japan Free Relfgious Asso-
fttia -Comprised of liberal Christ
ians, liberal Buddhists and liberal
Shintoists. , '
Local Universalists will have an
opportunity to help the East meet
the West in Japan by bringing a
contribution to church with them
at the special Sunday service to be
held on February 24.
Local Bank Gets
Accnrdir? t" a telegram to Dr.
C. Sad'er, re-: dent of the Wacoa-
maw Bank 2nd Trust Company,
from the American Banker, daily
publication, of the American Bank
ers Association, the Waccamaw
Bank now stands in 854th place in
size among the 14,754 banks in the
United States. The American Ban
ker congratulated the local insti
tution on its 'spectacular advance"
from 941st to 854th place during
. M. F. Allen, Cashier of the local
office of the bank pointed out that
the ' Waccamaw Bank now stands
among the top 6 per cent of banks
in the country in size. The bank
showed a total resources of more
than $23,000,000.00 on December
31, 1951, an increase of more than
$330,000.00 during the precedits
year,, '.. . L-
p Snathe eastern half of the United
States there are1 approximately
230,000,000 acres of grassland.
GROUP 2 Mrs. Ash Miller,
Chairman, Mrs. J. B. Stroud, Re
corder Z. ,.W. Frazelle, Gordon
West, William DaU, Davis Bland,
Allen W. Draughon, George, Al-
ibrittori, M, B. Holt, Ray Thomas,
A.X. McGowan, George Carr, B. C,
Scottj Rose Hill PTA President,
B.; F.7 Grady PTA President, Out
law's Bridge PTA President, i. ii.
GiROUP 3 A. D. Wood, Chair
man, J. O. Smith, Alt., R. A. Gray
Recorder, John Warren, Roy Car
ter, D. Newton, C. C. Ivey, Bryan
Roberts, John Goodson, Homer
James, David Wells, D. D. Williams,
W. A. Jones, H. E. Grubbs, Wallace
PTA President, Calypso PTA Pres
ident, L. J. Outlaw, O. P. Johnson.
GROUP 4 ft. D. Sloan, Chair
man, W. D. Herring, Alt. u. M.
Wells Recorder. Alex Sanderson,
C. F. Hawes, J. F. Strickland, Her
man Taylor, Grover Knooei, jacx
Albertson. ColweU Smith, J. W.
(Evans, W. R. Humphrey, Kenans
ville PTA President, Faison PTA
President, Lawther Bostlc, J. H.
Byrd, F. W. MoGowen, A. S. Hurl
hurt. v ':.-.'--.---..-?'!
'. GEW5UP -J. M. F. Allen, Chair
man, E. O. Edgerton, J. D. Grady,
L. W. Sanderson, Gilbert Holmes,
Herbert Kinen, Jim Grady, Jim Al-
feertwn, A -o J :""i, H. M. Price,
f-t 'f - ' W-R-Teav,
B ones Of Magnolia Mem Missing
3 Years,FoMnd Near Beasley Mill
Two Doctors Decide Locate Here
The Kenansville Lions Club re
ceived a telegram Wednesday morn
ing from Drs. Graywon B. Davis
and Robert F. Willis stating they
had decided definitely to locate in
Kenansville. The Drs. Davis and
Willis will complete their intern
ship at the Charleston General
Hospital, Charleston, W. Va., on
July 1st and will move here and
start practice on August 1st.
The local Lions Club is assuming
the responsibility of securing office
space and residences for the doc
tors. The first floor, with the possi-
leased and renovated. Two new
homes are expected to ge under
Cooperative Breeding Association Holds
Meeting In Wallace; Cording Reelected
The annual meeting of the Coast
al Cooperative Artificial Breeding
Association was held Tuesday night
February 5th in the, sales room of
the Wallace Motor and Implement
Company in Wallace.
Melvin Cording. Wallace was
elected president for his fourth con
secutive year with R. M. Lefler.
Willard, vice-president .and C. R.
Dillard, Willard, secretary. Cecil
Eakins of Atkinson was elected
to the board of directors for a three
year term. W. B. Keir, Teachey,
was reelected to the board.
Carlton Blalock, Dairy Exten
sion Service, State College, gave an
interesting discussion showing
slides' on diseases. Graphs were
used showing productoin records
in milk and butterfat of animals
sired by artificial insemination.
Ben G. Fussel, technician for the
association reported that 684 cows
were bred artificially and increase
of 130 over-last-yeaf: Mr. FusseU
was given a bonus of $75.00 ior
his services and highly compli
mented for the excellent worfc he
L. F. Weeks, County Agricultural
Agent, stated that it seemed almost increased milk production as notec
a miracle to see how much the by milk- plants since the daughter!
association had grown since it was of sires by artificial insemination
organized four years ago. Starting bad come into production. He urg
with a small group and with some ed that more farmers avail them
misgivings as to its future success selves ef the opportunity to im
the idea spread rapidly until it prove their herds by a continued
widespread use of the service.
Here's Another Reason For Blue Mold
Control, Says H. R. Garris At Stale
problem. It has been quite a pro
blem in sonie otner toDaeco-grow-ing
areas, especially Maryland.''
Infected plants may -be dwarfed
with 'puckered leaves. Circular,
tannish leaf spots with reddish
brown borders develop. The lower
surface of the midvein and main
lateral veins have reddish-brown,
elongated sunken areas.
The disease is capable of killing
plants in the plant bed outright.
Damaee in the field occur if wet
i t i ;? after plants from
cUseafffd" plar.t bedsf atfiV .-i out.
''We don't want ahyoiie to be
come alarmed about this disease
popping up," says Garriss. ''How
ever, in the event it has the possi
bility of becoming a serious prob
lem, let's be sure to take the pro
per precautions which at present
seem to be a good dusting or spray
ing job for controlling blae mold
There's an extra reason why Tar
;; A meeting has been arranged by
the County Mobilization Committee
for February 14, at tne counnouse
in Kenansville, N. C. at a:O0 p.m,
to be ; attended by businessmen,
farm supply dealers, farmers and
all agricultural workers. At this
meeting plans will be completed
for putting this campaign for in
creased production acres in Duplin
New Grower reanui Allotment
Amplications for New Grower
Peanut Allotments may be filed at
the County PMA Office any time
prior to March 1, 1952.
Tsoacoo aies tiaras
Many farmers have hot yet turn
ed in their tobacco sales card. We
urge Community committeemen
to appeal to farmers to get their
Tobacco 'Acreage Tractor Or
Sled Row -
Deductions can be allowed for
tractor or sled rows as outlined be
low: i V' :' v,'
- The acreage included la tractor
or sled rows may be deducted from
the acreage of flue-cured tobacco
fields provided the tractor or sled
rows are at least one normal row
in width and there Is not mors than
one such row for each four rows of
tobacco. The area included In all
elip "Hie tractor or sled rows may be
co- !n4 and deducted without M-
ltt e .C3 sere i1 ' "um,
t t-!J -s ef
1 1 ;
- . I . i If
construction in a few weeks. Both
doctors are in their early thirties
and married with two children
each. They are veterans of World
War II. Dr. Davis is a native of
Missouri and Dr. Willis a native
of West Virginia.
Also on Wednesday morning Ma
yor Amos Brinson received a letter
from Dr. Jeffrey Brogdon of Hope
well. Va., who will graduate from
the Medical College of Virginia in
Richmond in June in dentistry. Dr.
Brogdon was inquiring into the
possibilities of locating in Kenans
Tho Wal t inn nh ic in.
Dr. Brogden down for a
now numbers 600 members in Du
plin and Pender counties with ad
ditoinal members in New Hanover
Mr. Cording stated that the Amer
ican Breeders service had added
beef bulls of the Black Angus breed
to the sire list and recommended
that the association also furnish
the membership with this service.
Mr. J. N. Honeyc'utt, Pender Coun
ty Agricultural Agent told of the
increased demand for beef animals
and felt that as some Black Angus
herds were being established in the
territory it would be well to adopt
the plan. Several members ex
pressed the opinion that Angus
cattle mature rapidly, adapt them
selves readily to any climate and
commanded a premium price on
the larger markets that a rcil op
portunity to improve the beef cat
tle of the area would be made pos
sible by adopting Mr. Cording:
suggestion. .The motion.,? r-
ried and semen from beef bull .!";
be available within a few weeks.
Mr. R. R. Rich, Dairy Extension
Agent, commented on the improved
quality of dairy cattle and theii
Heel tobacco growers should spray
or dust their plant beds this spring
for blue mold control, says H. R.
Garriss, plant pathologist for the
State College Etxension Service.
Garriss says a disease known as
anthracnose was found attacking
plant beds in a few counties last
spring. It appears that the recom
mended dust and spray treatments
for blue mold control will also
control the new disease.
Anthracnose was first discovered
in North Carolina in the spring of
1951. During the season it was
found at seven locations in the
counties of Carteret, Golumbus,
Craven, Johnston, Wake and David
son. "Presumably, with these widely
scattered sources of infection, the
disease eould spread rather rapid
ly." says Garriss. "On the other
hand ,no one can predict whether
the disease will become a serious
bined during the past five years
(1947 through 1951), the allotment
shall be divided on a history basis
with each tract receiving the same
proportion that such tract contri
buted to the allotment at the time
of the combination (with corres
ponding increases, and decreases)
Where a farm is being divided and
such farm was combined prior tc
1947 or the farm has remained a?
one farming unit since the begin
ning of the program, the division
will be made on the percentage of
1952 Tobacco Allotment Notices To
Be Mailed To Producers Within
. The Next Few Days.
Office -Hours: Monday through
Friday :30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. The
PMA office will be closed on Satur
days. ! -
Announce Fox Hunt
In Albertson "
All persons who are Interested
In fox hunting are invited to at
tend the annual fox chase at Al
bertson February 22. All hunters
who- have fox hounds ibrlng them.
The meeting place will be at Wil
liam Buttons Store at 8 ajn. to be
gin the chase .
Barbecue will be served following
th hunt. ' :-.rr':'"-': '-v-.'.-
Another baby chick freak smear
ed this wek at the Mt Olive Hat
chery. When hundreds of whole,
sound baby chicks were coming off
one with only one well formed leg
period c t Last reports tie one
1' 1c" k ws doirt fine r-d has
" . n et , - -to a
'. 1 r t ? r t
District Nurses Hold Meeting Here
The Duplin Health Department's
ses Association District
nurses were hosts to the State Nur-
ses Association District 14 on Tues;
day 12th. The meetitng was held
at the high school lunch room, and
Mrs. Ruby Hood of Dunn, presi
Dr. Robert Murphy, director of
the N. C. premature baby program,
was speaker for the evening and
gave a very interesting and inform
ative talk on the care of premature
Ibabies, using slides to illustrate the
highlights of his speach.
Dr. Murphy explained the pre
mature program stressing the im-
' portance of special care for all bab
ies uuuer o i-i. puunas 01 weignu
Duplinites Asked Listen Over Radio
And Vote For Glenda Brinkley In Contest
Glenda Brinkley, a Clinton High
School senior, won first place on
the Paul YVhiteman Radio show
last Monuav night over the ABC
network. She will compete next
Monday night with next week's win
ner. Our neighbors in Sampson
Rev. McLamb To Conduct Revival At
Woodland Methodist Church Feb. 19
By Rev. Dan Boone
Beginning Tuesday night of Feb
ruary 19th. running through Friday
night. Rev. Howard McLamb a
former pastor will conduct a
preaching mission at Woodland
Methodist Church. The services
will begin promptly at 7:30 and
close at 8:30. We are expecting
a full house every night, many
people of the charge are expecting
'- , w-iV "w--wpi.
jnamiei. .viaiw memoers oi ou-Bton in i. recent leciuie at wooa
charge are Of the opinion that Me- land Church.
Two Weeks Civil
In March; Jurors
A two weeks term of Superior
Court wiil convene hrrr
March 10th for trial n: r;v'' ad
judge Q.. K. Nimmocks of Fayette
ville is scheduled to preside. Sol
icitor Walter Britt says a special
term for tr'al of cr'vn'n. " err " ii
be askfd lor t' a mr it of Aj ri'
The following jiiro- i :,tve bet ;
chosen for the AT arc h t rm:
Lee Bist'er. j . F J mes, V.
Southerland, E. L. Robinson, H. 5.
Whaley, To-be Herring, J. E. Sloan.
M. S. Hines, Albro James, Dewey
Brown, Benriie F. Outlaw, Onnie
Henderson, Elbert Wallace, Ray
mond Smith, I. D. Frederick, Joe
E. Wood, Pritehard Savage, Ran
dall Hargrove, Jimmie B.and, J C.
Blizzard, E. F. Sheffield. Kirbv
Thigpen, M. L. Grady, Kit Brinson,
C. H. Miller,-Willie Grady. Bland
Hussey, F. W. Creech, John Justice,
Phillip Sanderson, A. L. BaUs, E.
G. Lanier, C. R. Lanier, Berrv Rav
nor, E. M. Murphy, E. F. Murray,
Willie M. Sumner ,S. E. Cavenaugh,
Norman Marshburn, Clute Riven
bark, Leon Quinn, Jno. Ivey Sum-
Kl '.7V7 I v.
: : A ,
PRICE TEN CENTS
at birth. North Carolina" he says
"has the highest birth rate of any
other state in the U.S.A., with 7
per cent being born prematurely.
This special program of which
Dr. Murphy is head is another ser
vice of the state health department,
and is carried on through the co
operation of the private physicians
and local health department.
All births of infants who are un
der 5 1-2 lbs in weight are re -
quired by law to be reported to the
local health department.
At the end of the meeting a soc
ial hour was enjoyed with a deli
cious buffett supper served by the
a?k that Duplin please cooperate i
in boosting our little Tar Heel" by
mailing in votes. Each person can!
send in as many votes as he or she,
likes if they are written by hand j
and one vole lo the card, iiv su
to tune in your radio.
Lamb was the most dynamic
preach"!- who lias ever served th"
Pink Hill charge. He received 250
members during the four year pas
torate and assisted in building
three new Churches and adding
i Sunday School rooms to Webb's
This preaching mission is part
of a special Spiritual Life program
being promoted on the Pink Hill
Charge this year. Dr. Rufus Mos-
me. , sa- if;v', rcrrega-
Lt. Bill Ingram, son of Mr. and Mrs.
W. M. Ingram, was the lucky fel
low in a car raffle recently held in
Germany Chances were sold on a
7'"C V lirk fa- t':e Mr.rch cf Dime
i C an o. igri. Biil bought several
ciiances and the drawing found he
held the lucky number, 1887.
The M.Y.F. district councils me!
in Wallace with president. Eon
Jessup, last Sunday afternoon. Pat
sy Korneay. Bobby Martin. Molly
Hipp and Ross Garner attended
iu ", O. S. Herring, Mclver Shoiar.
C are:: :e Edwards, H. H. Carter,
Oiiarl"s Lee Godbo'd, ' Herman
Southerland. Geo. W. Lanier. Hen
ry D. Brinson, Davd E. Riven
bark. Samuel W. Wells, Raymond
Brown. P. L. Byrd, W. S. Register,
Ehvood Casieen, Albert Williams,
Voype Maready, J. W. Quinn, J L.
Officials of the North Carolina State Ports Authority, Morehesd
City Port Commission, and Morehead City Municipal Authorities wel
come Oapt C. A. Waters, Master of the motor vessel Paludina as she
ties u to he docks at Morehead City.: The Paludina, a British
tanker with a cargo oi 17,000 barrels of asphalt from Cumcoa, D.WiM
was the first ship to use the new facilities of the North Carolina
State Porta Authority, which is developing ports at Morehead City
and Wilmington under the $7,900,000 authorisation of the State
Legislature. Left to right above re W. Avery Thompson of Balls
ttoro, vice chairman of the State Ports Authority; Jack D. Holt, newly- -appointed
SPA manager of the Morehead City port; Cap. C. A..
V -", mster of i-e PaliHUna; 1. K. I .Iborn, chief engineer oi the
I a; II. V. . ' --Mt f ,r of the SPA; D. G. BelL
t c f f it 'i r r ' Commerce; Mayor George
. J. t ' ' - ': re1 1 commission.
By Maude P. Smith
In April, 1949, Russ Woodcock.
84 year old white man of Magnolia
disappeared from the home of his
son Waitus Woodcock. Within an
hours time Sheriff Jones and his
deputies and a number of other
men were searching the entire sec
tion between Magnolia and Del
way. The search continued for
three weeks with the help of planes
and the National Guard, who fin
ally gave up hopes of ever finding
him. Sheriff Jones followed up
reports irom hayetteville that Mr.
had been seen there.
They also followed a hunch that
he may be at a little hut down a
river at Elizabethtown. A report
came that someone thought that he
had been killed by a bootlegger and
thrown in a river. Sheriff Jones
had the river dragged. Everything
in everyone's power was done in
order to find him, but to no avail.
The recluse lived in a little
home in Magnolia until it was burn
ed several years ago .then moved
into the home with his son, Waitus
Woodcock and family, on Whit
J.eld Ncwkirks tana near Con-
cord. Mr. Woodcock had a sick
mind and was subject to wander
fiom his home. he had to be
watched closely all of the time.
One dav. two i-;ir.i anil len months
ago. lie itvkcd away Irom Mrs.
i Waitus Woodcock, who was at
I home with him aiinu- and whose
! health was poo:-, and wandered off
before she could uc! help.
I On Tuesday of la.t week Beatrice
I Fussell of Rose Hiil called Sheriff
Jones and told him that some bones
I had been found near the old Wil
; mington - Weldon highway near
Beasiey's Mill Pond. Sheriff Jones
jam! Deputy Perry Smi:h went to
the scene and found t;:e hones of a
i human, which consisted of a skull,
neck bone, leg. arm bones, and a
few back bones. It was known that
Mr. Woodcock carried an old lum
ber pencil, as he used to work for
a saw mill and he also carried w-ash-ers
in his pocket. The pencil and
washers were found. Also fouri,.
were buttons" from his lumber jac-'!
ket and overalls. A fire which raz
ed the woods last summer in which
the remains were found had burned
his clothing, but there were still
fragments of his overalls on which'
the buttons were sewed. The
bones were found by 16 men work
ing for Plymouth Pulpwoosl Co.
The men were setting pines out in
the burned area when they came
across them. They lay on a hill
about three miles from the home
where he was living with his son.
It is said that he often walked the
fire lane. 72 feet from where he was
found. Sheriff Jones reports that
one man had walked within about
17 steps of the body during the
The officers put the bones into
past or ai d box and carried them
lo Qi'inr-McGowan's funeral home
V- arsaw where the son Waitus
identified them as li s fathers. Mr.
V.'o (k ick buried his father in a
at in ;he Magnolia cemetery Wed
nesday. Mr. Woodcock had lived in the
Magnolia vicinity all of his life.
Lf. Larry Bcsfic
Mrs. Larry Bostic has received
word that her husband Lt. Bostic
was at Okinawa. He is enroute
to Japan. Mrs. Boslic and child
ren Mary Frances and Butch hope
t- '"in him in the near future.