VOL. no: 19
Sun Sfcsif Photo.
The following story appeared in
the Monday issue, Nov. zotn.
Durham Morning Herald. :' Judge
Grady toad just rounded his 80th
birthday. We repjrlnt it Ihere
through the courtesy of the Dur
ham Herald. , v
v By JOHN D. LANGSTON JR.
Superior Court Judge Henry A.
Grady, who 18 still hale and hearty
despite the fact he celebrated his
80th birthday in ; September and
has the distinction , of being the
oldest judge on the North Carolina
Superior Court bench, was well on
the way toward another record as
be opened a three-weeks criminal
term here today.
Duplin Beauty To Attend Princess At
(WILMINGTON Fifteen pretty. dace ;aHd other forms-of nter
rad talented Eastern North Caro-tainroen ..during the. wee -and
Ilna tMWgil-ill beSl4 .Welf weeks . before, -the-Festl
withw a few weeks to be attendant vk i,'HHV jV-1 ..
to the Teen-Age Princes of the an- As keretofore .the Princess will
nl WHminSon Azale- Festival, toe selects from New Hanover High
Festival officios announced to
day that individual contests for
the honor of a place In the Princess'
court will be held, in 15 counties.
These counties are New Hanover,
Brunswick, Pender, ' Columbus,
Robeson, Onslow, Duplin, Nash,
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Wayne. Cumberland and Wake.
Entries in the county contests,
sponsored by school, recreational
and civic leaders, will be received
until March 1. Boards of judges
then will be selected and other ar
rangements tnade to hold the com
petitions, often In connection with
County Basket Ball Tourney Starts March
3 District Tournament Be Held Feb. 27
Announcement was made a few
days ago that the County Basket
Ball. tournament will be held here
In Kenan Memorial Gymnasium
next month. Dates set are March
3, 4, 8, 6 and 8th. Schedule of play
bas not been announced but will
be published in the Times just as
soon as they are released. v , f
Prior to the county tournament
a district tourney will be played in
Kenan Gymnasium February 27,
28, 29 and March 1st This tourna
ment was played here last year and
the gymn ana anenaanca was so
attractive It was decided to hold
tt here again this year. . r. v ; v
Teams participating in this tour
nament will be all boys. Winners
here will go on Into an area contest
to be held probably in or near Clin
ton at a later date. Teams from
Duplin participating will be War-
San Cc as Soma UIiiiIovj
Otc;;ng En Englssd; .-
Go-acidly Olios Oand St;
Bt SAM BTRD
(Editorial note: The next few
paragraphs complete the story on
World fw by Sam Byrd in Feb.
7th issue. Following that la Us
second feature on Paris Nineteen.
Sam, aa you all know. Is author
. and actor; writer, producer and'
director of 'The Duplin Story"
who returned recently from an
eleven month tour of Europe.)
Our state department should
nhava a slice of dollars off our next
"riendsbip package to set up a
course in etiquette for wives of
ur occupying servicemen.- The be-
vfour of the accompanying female
c;rmny during the earlier oc
on days was deplorable. The
'o of our young Warriors and
nnnerlng insolence' of their
is 'still subject for bitter gos-
i t .e beer gardens. :-. ..
i . most Ill-mannered human be
T i i the civilized world is the
led American m a 1 e
' ! . it , He talks loud, he
', "' ; ?cd wiUi comparing
r' "ps food pric'
' fools )
JUDGE HENRY A. GRADY
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The widely know jurist, who has
served longer than any other liv-
in Superior Court Judge, held 421
weeks of court last year more
than any regular judge in the State,
And with more tnan a monin
still to go in 1951, Judge Grady al
ready has held nearly 40 weeks of
court this year -and may yet sur
pass his own record; of last year.
Judge Grady is an emergency
. . , 1 1
judge, and as such is subject to be
sent anywhere in uie state wnere
his services may ' be required as
result of conflicts or other causes
which may prevent a regular Judge
or specialjudge from holding those
courts.. " -.'r " "'"
-The distinguished jurist became
an emergency judge following his
school, o. This contest, which will
be the principal feature of a dance
at the Community Center here, will
be. chosen on February . 22. ;
- The plan wherein the 15 coun
ties may be represented at the Fes
tival was developed by th Teen-Age
committee of annual celebration.
The maids of honor will arrive in
Wilmington Friday . afternoon,
March 28, and 'will attend a tea at
the home ef Miss Nancy Knox.
Early i that evening they will be
among the guests of honor at the
annual Teen-Age banquet and the
group's colorful coronation ball will
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saw and Beulaville. Counties com
prising the district are Duplin, On
slow, Pender, Jones, Carteret and
Brunswick. (Participating teams
will share in the gate receipts.
Col. Robert C. Wells of Clinton
recently was transferred to Anchor
age, Alaska where he expects to
be stationed for about 18 months or
more. "His family expects to Join
him there some time this summer.
Of every four acres cultivated
by North Carolina farmers, one is
devoted to corn. . -
declaim that everything Is better
at home. It probably is, but he in
sists on proving it
One evening at opening time I
was approaching an English Inn In
Dorset with a friend. As we walked
along the street youngster ran
past us and (topped at a nearby
, 'Mr. Jarvis," be shouted, "Papa
said tell Mr. Jarvis to come on to
the pub as quickly as he can: The
wretched Americans are drinking
up aU the beer.'' .
The October Cesarewltch stakes
at Newberry is one of the annual
race-horsing classics in England.
This October 1 sat with friends
from London in a box in the mem
bership section. American guests
occupied the adjoining box. They
were cloak-ana-sulter Americans
who arrived in American Cadillacs
the talkie, over-tkping kind of
Americans who are ruining the
(French Riviera for the average-sal
aried traveller In the way they ruin
ed I -n l J h.
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KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21,
retirement from the regular Super-
ior Court bench on Jan. 1, 1939.
This coming Jan. 1 will round
out his zatn year on me Dencn,
but he has held more weeks of
coun sinve ma icuicureui. i... ....
did durine the 17 years before,
Judge Grady first was elected
to the Suoerlor Court bench in the
Sixth Judicial District in 1922. He
was elected for an eight-yean term
A 1 4. . . limn a1aa4ai1 fVl
that year, and was elected for an
other eight-year term in 1930. He
continued to hold his position on
the regular bench until his retire
ment and subsequent automatic
status, under the law, as an emer
gency judge for his lifetime.
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Duplin County Man
Struck By Kinsfon
: Oscar Smlth,:lWiate farmer of
nk Hill Rouy 2, suffered a
painful cut bove the right eye
when he was struck by a police
patrol oar at King and! Queen
streets at p.m. Thursday of last
week. Oapt B. w utea uau, re
ported. The car was making a left
turn and its red signal light was on.
It was operated by Bobby G.
Da 11 said Smith's head came in
contact wan tne car at a poini near i
the rear of the vehicle. The in-
jury required 11 stitches and Smith
was detalnea overnignt at rarrou
Memorial Hospital, although doc
tors said his condition was satis
Capt. Dail planned t o complete
an investigation of the accident
on Friday, be stated.
The Board of County Commis
sioners voted at its last meeting
to issue bond anticipation notes
in the amount of $25,000. This issue
is the first financial act in the be
tinning: of the new Duplin County
General Hospital. The money will
be used for preliminary expenses
and towards the purchase oi the
Silvia Pecora .
Th Thmlin County Board of
ViTmniHiinners have long felt that
all timber acreage of Duplin Coun
ty Is not carrying its just portion oi
ha to-r insfl . uierauy nauwiui
nf nc nt nulowood land is be
ing held by large pulpwood owners
and the tax they pay is hardly neg
ligible. Much of this land is good
farm land and would be listed
on the tax books properly if it were
not held by large outsiae interests.
The Commissioners bave no desire
to levy an unjust tax on anyone
but they believe that productive
land whether it be in old timber,
pulpwood, farm land or city pro
perty should pay its Just portion
of the tax mad. ; " "
They the Commissioners appoint
ed Silvia Pecora, Bowden, and Lott
Kornegay, Warsaw, to make esti
mates on timber tracts throughout
the county. -
Tilt estimates will be used in the
forthcoming tax evaluations. The
commissioners recently : voted a
12 1-2 per cent horizontal Increase
In real estate values for the pur
pose of taxation. - -
Last time a survey was In 1947
and the commissioners feel - new
estimates are necessary because
timber tracts could change as
much as 20 per cent In value dur
ing that time. . : -''
Hy of peculation in North
Z Is SI I M per square
Boney To Be
Here In Alleged Murder
Honv vou ain't going to kill met
are you?' he said to her, as he lay.
on the bed and she pointed a gun
in his face. .'No, but I want to,"
she said; or that is what officers'
auoted Charley Boney as saying1
when questioned about the death of
his wife several weeks ago.
The story, as related to the writer
by a county officer, was as- follows: '
In late January Mr. and Mrs.'
Charlie Boney, young white' couple
in their middle twenties who live
near Wallace on the Chinquapin
road, retired one night .as they 1
were having a family quarrel. Bon
ey told officers, (his last story,
they said) that they were quarrel
ing when they, went to bed. He
thought he heard a Cog outside and
Home Aqent Gives
Schedule Of Home
Dem. Club Meetings
If you can't buy buttons to match
tVio ahIai t a ihlmiRP or drefiR. vnu
can do a button-tinting job at home.
Use either a cool or hot dye solu
tion, depending on the type of but
ton. For hot, select real wnite pearl
burtons because other types may
Make a strong solution of dye by
WIHX BE ENLARGED The mem-
Ibership of Stanford Presbyterian
church in .Wolfescrape Township,
near Beautancus, has voted to en
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The first move to organize ef
forts and thinking toward meet
ing the tremendous goal set for
production of agricultural commo
dities In this country in 1052 Was
made by the Duplin County agri
cultural mobilization Committee
here Thursday. The meeting was
held in the Courthouse, and was at
tended by representatives' of all
county, state and federal agricul
tural organizations in the county,
and by businessmen, members of
farm organizations, and prominent
farmers. . --x (;(;,V.'i!-;'
- M. T. Bostic, Chairman of the
County Agricultural Mobilization
Committee said that this meeting
was the "klckoff" towards accom
plishing the challenging job of not
only raising agricultural production
over six per cent higher than last
year, out at the same tune, main
taining and adding to the fertility
of the soil of the County.
1 Mr. J. M. Henley, District repre
sentative of the PMA. explained to
the group the overall outlook for
1V52, as well .as a review ox the
production programs, and gave a
comprehensive discussion of what
Is expected of agriculture now.
and then projected that responsi
bility out into the future to 1975.
iExplakilng by means of slides that
where a table now has to be set
for four, ttwre will be five plates
to f ill in IS . 3, he warned that most
f t rt i "fit -,aed feed IP"t come
" 1 1 14 1 'f r I :tr"ri
Given HearingFri. Night
secured ' his sun, loaded it, and
went out to shoot the dog. He
found no dog and returned in the
house, hung the gun on the holder
on the wall and went to bed. He
slept on one bed rail that night and
his wife on the other. He said they
fussed all night. About midnight.
he said, she got up and took down
the gun. He asked her "honey
you aint going to kill me are you?''
and she replied "no, but I want to."
She set the gun down beside the
bed and slept with it there the rest
of the night. He got up rext morn
ing, put the gun in the closet and
went out to feed the hogs. The
gun was still loaded, he said. While
out he heard the gun fire. He went
back in the house and found his
adding only a small amount of wa
ter to the dye powder. Boil the but
tons in the dye until they have the
amount of color you want. Ten
or 15 minutes may be necessary.
' Choose white luster buttons for
the cool-dye-soluyon. Because this
type of button absorbs color quick
ly, use a weak dye solution. Place
buttons In the dye, let them remain
only a few seconds (or until they
are; the desired color) and remove
J them. When using either method
experiment with one button before
plur tng the entire supply into sol
Inxpensive Toys for Indoor Plays:
Play materials collected or made
at home are often appreciated more
large their building, shown above,
by adding four additional Sunday
school rooms ana a auicnen across
the back of the buildings. Logs to
Meet And Discuss Uays
more agricultural land can be
brought into the picture, he said.
He did say, however, that one of
the ways we can prepare now for
this additional population is) to
renovate and make productive the
Idle land found on almost every
farm, land that is now producing
only broomsedge and briars.
There is only just enough meat,
dairy products, and eggs the high
protein foods for the population
we now have. We shall have to give
serious thought now to the feeding
of these additional people If the
food is to be available to them.
Our defense program is' calling
for additional food and fiber, and
It is necessary to produce adequate
supplies if we expect to bead off
Inflation. We are sure all Duplin
County fanners will do their part
In this Increased production
Mad Dog Scare
6 pegs Killed
Xenansville to Grady might thank
Joe Wells for bis alertness last
week-end when a mad dog wf
found on the Iooe.; " Joe, I "'
e '-ed one t Tetns
7 , l - I"'' Z Cf ff."' 1 ' -
Of His Wife
wife lying on the floor, face down,
the gun under her. She said
'Charlie, Charlie, do something."
He went out of the house and to Tin
City to tell his people about it.
From then on he said he recalled
nothing until he was talking with
coroner Gurman Powell back in in,
his home. She had died while he
The officer said only one side
of the gun had been loaded and
the trigger was still cocked. The
other barrell was empty. Burns
on the body revealed she had been
shot at close range.
Coroner" Powell ruled it a clear
case of suicide. However mem
bers of the family have not been
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than expensive toys. Most child
ren show a great interest in hand
ing clay. The younger ones like
to feel it, and later learn they can
pound and mold it. A recipe for
making clay is: 1 cup flour; 1-2
cup salt; 1 tablespoon powdered
alum; enough water to hold ingred
ients together, and vegetable color
ing. When the clay is not in use,
keep it in a covered container.
When the surface (becomes dry, you
can knead in a little more water.
Research data shows that pasture
and hay provided, in 1942-46 more
than 51 per cent of the nutrients
consumed by all classes of live
stock In the United States.
- m A .i I-;-.,
(supply lumber for the project have
already been cut, and work is ex-
peeu w auun m ub y u w
Iture. Photo by Cletus Brock.
mediately when he discovered a
rampant dog was not acting normal
Near his home, in the Pearsall
neighborhood back 'of Wesley, last
Thursday he received reports mat
a possible mad dog was on the
loose. Joe soon busied himself and
learned the dog belonged to Free
man Miller, a colored man, living
near the Frank Mouowen 'farm.
Joe went to Miller's at once and
learned the dog had been acting
unnatural for several days and
Miller told bint he had the dog tied
up but be got loose some time toe
fore day Thursday. Joe began
checking around over the commu
nity and found dogs belonging to
Robert Houston. Ernest Houston.
Will Barnette and others bad been
bitten. Will Barnette killed the
mad dog near the Lou Miller place
on highway 11 add buried it beside
the road. Joe, together with Jim
Grady, J. T. Grady and Ernest
Houston dug up the dog and Joe
cut its bead off and brought it to
the local Health Department They
packed the bead and one of the
nurses carried tt to Raleigh im
mediately where examination re
vealed the dog bad hydrophobia.
On Saturday Mr. Wells and County J
Sanitarian Gib Buck took their
r-ms and went on a dog rampage.
V"y visited every ylace in the
i i f y ""-" to f w,hen
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PRICE TEN CENTS
Mr. And Mrs Brice
60th Anniversary At
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie J. Brice
were , entertained by their children
on their 60th wedding anniversary
at their home with an informal
open house reception to all friends
and relatives Sunday, Feb. 10th.
About 165 guests called. Ten years
ago they celebrated their golden an
niversary. Mr and Mrs. George R. Brice
greeted the guest and directed them
to the register where Mrs. Martha
Scott, neice of the honoree, pre-
Mrs. Harry 'isner ana Mrs. iom
Herring introduced to the honored
th riii, fne rooar where Mrs. Paul
iFussell, another neice, poured, eof-
ft' and Mrs. Henry register, a
cousin, served pound cake. Mrs.
Detain Carter of Clinton, Mrs. wu
liam G. Blanchard of Warsaw, end
Mrs. McDonald Bouse of Rocking
ham, granddaughters, assisted in
serving. Goodbyes were said to
Mr. and Mrs. Uaraner icawaras. -b,
In the center of the table stood a
two-tiered wedding cake flanked
by flower arrangement of yellow
daffodils ana aouoie enrysuu ean-
In 1892 the late Mr. "tEd" Allen
of Delway baked the wedding cake
also one for the golden anniversary
By BOB GRADY
This week we saw the first pear
tree blooms of the season. As
usual, in Duplin each spring tne
first pear blooms will be found
near Summenin s caossroaas on
the Mt. Olive road.
Tuesday night down at Seven
Springs I ran into George "Tine"
Sanderson. I was glad to see
.'"Tine", hadn't seen him in several
years. He is a little oiaer man i
but our memories of school days at
Seven Springs bring back pleasant
davs. Wright and Arthur Smith of
Outlaw's Bridge were among the
lot back in the days when seven
Springs high developed Its first
basket ball team, in tnose aays
any boy in school could play on
4 Hospitalized In Wreck
Between Beulaviile And
Chinquapin; Near Fatal
A near fatal accident on a wholesale
basis took place about three miles
from Beulaville on the urunqua-
pin road early Sunday night when
a pick-up truck and a Ford coach
collided in the middle of the high
way. According to officers it was
hard to establish just who was to
blame and drivers of both vehicles
were arrested. s
Officers report the truck ws
driven by Norman Curtis Kennedy, I
18 year old white boy, accompanied
by Calvin Basden, another 18 year
old white boy. The truck belong
ed to Norman's father, Luther Ken
nedy of Beulaville. Norman suf
fered cuts and lacerations and Bas
den suffered lacerations and head
Injuries. He was carried to a Kin
gton hospital. ...
The Ford was occupied by five
negroes. All but the driver, Jere
miah Stokes were seriously injured
and hospitalized in the Burg aw hos
pital. Stokes was herdly injured.
Riding with him were Cora Boney,
age 19, lacerations of the forehead
and face; Doris Boney, lacerations
of lower lip and left arm Injured;
Nora (Boney, broken left knee.
possible fractured Skull and
cussion oi mam. , -i - r
ilt wss reported an ev"wrltness
said the Fond rs"d I' about 00
St Lxra t s j-' t tf v r.v and t e
in 1942. Her daughter, Marion,
presented one for this occasion us
ing the traditional receipt.
Decorations throughout the house
consisted of a yellow color scheme
with arrangements of yellow daffo
dils and tanks of Magnolia leaves.
Mr. Brice is a son of the late
William and Margaret Register
Brice and Mrs. Brice is a daughter
of the late Frank end Julia Bland
Register all of Duplin County. Their
nine children are William F. Brice,
Mrs. Tom Herring, Mrs. Leo Usher,
George R. Brice, and Mrs. Harry
Fialer all of Rosehill. Mrs. Mary
Brice Hogan of Columbia, S. C,
Luther L. Brice of Newberry, S. C.
Edwin C. Brice of Arizona, and
Mrs. Gardner Edwards of Beula
ville. They have 30 grandchildren
and 18 great-grandchildren. Mrs.
Bnice has one brother, Luther W.
Register and one sister, Mrs. J. H.
Maratiburn, both of Rosehill.
Out of town guests were Mr. Wal
ter Brice and two daughters, Edith
and Peggy, of Elm City; Mr. and
9s"."Joe Price and son, William
Foster of Fayetteville; Mr. and Mrs.
Pritchard Moore Jr., and son Bobby
of Wilmington; Mr. and Mrs. G. C.
Register and son, Mrs. Laurta Bland
RRackley, and Mrs. Charlie Powell,
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Boone and
two sons of Clinton.
the team. The first team was com
posed of Sanderson, his brother
Earl, now passed on, Wright and
Arthur Smith, Willie Griffin of
Seven Springs and Don Outlaw of
Outlaw's Bridge. 'Tine" recalled
(that he played on that team for
seven consecutive years. During
the time the team only lost one
game on the home court, to Mt.
Olive. After that they went to Mt.
Olive and beat the boys there so
badly several times that they re
fused to schedule another game.
Tuesday night '.Tine" was on his
way to the school gym to see the
1951 editions of Seven Springs take
on Mt Olive. "Tine" now 11 tea near
Mt. Olive 'but he is still pulling for
the Springs. It will be recalled
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Ford was driving somewhat In. a
zig-zag manner over the road. Both
car and truck, the witness said.
seemed to swerve as if In an at
tempt to miss the other. Patrol
men Briley and Norton made the
Mew Post Master
' A"cordlTg to reports from Al
hertann Thad Kornegay of Grady
School last week was notified of
his appointment as post master at ;
Alfaertson. He will succeed Mrs.
Kelly who has been acting post
master since the post office open
ed. . t::::yAZ
Warsaw Music Class
To Broadcast 24th
The Warsaw Music Club , will
broadcast over radio station WRRZ .
Sunday, February 24th at 2 o'clock.
Those playing the piano will be
Joyce Whittle. Sally and Gall New
ton.. Ross Gamer and Betty Phil
lips will sing solos.