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CONTINUED FROM FEONT f
time wd to replace them. He re
minded me that if we (He end I)
told Mr. McGowen that toere wj
a thousand dollars la the Petty
Cash or receipts that he would have
no reason to question it . In oth
er words he -would, have to take
our word for it rThat he . was
Treasurer end that he would tend
to hla end of the hall and all of
lie other officer! and deputies
' knows that same thing; It was 1m
' possible for me to keep the money
Straight so I did the beat I could
to keep the records straight. I
SOUS) M Mceiot for every bit of
money I took and made deposits
is soon as possible. I did all the
posting and If there is an irregular-
' ity in tnem, k is my muu.
, sbortace at the end of the
; month, all I could do was show it
x.ntntandlrta. There . . was never
onoueh left In the Petty Cash box.
Xit cashed a check to pay Juriors
or others and be left his check
in the box. On two occasions I can
recall, when I went off to Chapel
Hill to school, my check was left
n Petty Cash for the amount of my
salary and at the end of the month
when my salary came In I took my
check out and did not run It
through. The reason I- am telling
ithls is not to lighten my side. Per
ry sometimes did the same thing.
It was always In a month when
va did not need the cash. Relm-
hunted the cash with salary check.
Chairman Wells: You had no
right to do that
- C. Nicholson:
On several oc-
casions I would cash checks for
the deputies some of them personal.
On numerous occasions, the money
being exhausted , from the cash
. box, I have cashed checks out of
my pocket and, of course, putting
the check in my pocket. Then in
September of 1949, there was an
other deposit of $1200.00 or about
$1200.00 missing. At that time I
was keeping deposit slips in the
, . i T ij jrt
receipt book and I missed tne de-i
, i. . it i.,nn. nn
toosit as soon as it disappeared or
in a day or two. I asked the Sher
iff about this and he blew up and
told me that he was running the of
fice and that he could put $40,000.00
back whenever I needed it. Then
sometime later, there was $700.00
and finally I could not keep up
with it All I knew was at the
, end of the month how much failed
to get in the bank.
Chairman Wells: At the end
of the month when you had a short
age, you would take tax money and
then it would be outstanding?
C. Nicholson: Yes.
Chairman Wells: Did Mr. Mc
Gowen. know about this?
C. Nicholson: He would know,
of course, that the deposits were
outstanding but he had enough con
fidence in the Sheriff and me to
. t 4.1 A. 1 J 2. I. J.
ueueve inu wo nau. xiui jmi u iu
the bank. If the money had all
JiAait 4hoA amnotlmAa thorji vmtilH
be an outstanding deposit if a
check had been returned for insuf
ficient funds. This went on and
at the end of the fiscal year of
1991, the Sheriff had a check in
. the safe for $340.00.. By May of
1951 I had used some $400.00 of
the Petty Cash by his order to re
' due the outstanding deposit and
at that time they were to' such ah
cirtent I still had to show some
63600 outstanding. Every time I
ivouid mention it to turn, .tnat tne
deposits were Outstanding and the
Auditor would wonder about them.
he would blow up and the Audi
tor came, in a few days after we
made our bank reconciliation and
trial balance and asked me when
'hose deposits would get in the
bank and that it was necessary for
'ilm to show that they were all in
I promised him that they would
set in, and I felt if the Sheriff
raid they would get In that they
Chairman Wells: At the end of
'he previous fiscal year, how did
you come out?
''',. : ? ' '
,C. Nicholson: There were some
outstanding deposits ,but he Used
v some deposits that came in June
. .snd we dated them July because
hey were taxes for the following
; year, they were pre-paid taxes.
Chairman Wells: Mr. McGowen.
vou don't make arecord of them
:ntil you issue the'' tax payer's re-
Mr. McGowen: " The Tax Collec-
" gives a Teceipt and a copy of
.lat goes in the minute book. .Tax
payer is issued a pre-paid receipt.
Chairman Wells: That Is how you
balanced out in 19507.' p,, ,t ..,
C. Nicholson. We did use some
. of the pre-paid taxes.
ivCharinun Wells: Shouldn t those
.. r.ave been in the bank? -o
C. Nicholson! Yes. rAccoidlhg couttt nd kd .checked mer
o our. records they were dated fhartta nd they were confident
' July instead of June. 'I prom- w, Jurt as I, had told it.
ised the Auditor I would get those hen ne lB? followed me to
. deposits in so he could make out the door and said he- had. heard I
Ills report. The Auditor asked me ? d been having meetings with peo
. a few days later if all the deposits in Xenansvillo and : said, he
iat inn. in ant t tnii him th.o heard they . were trvlna to set
r had not He asked me if the money
for this was in the safe and I said
v fnr T mii fu mm ha fihn.
'ff would replace the money. On ' had -offered -ina help. I was atand
this Saturday morning, Aust 4th. j 18 on back ateps and be grab-
" 1951, the Auditor came down and ied f, y the arm and swung me
asked if the Sheriff was in and I ound and he said look here Bud
' tnM him ha aunilif nrnhohlv ha if VOU Change that StorV VOU have
lnv few minutes' and he said
he would like to see him when
be Came In. When the .Sheriff
came in I told him' I believed it
was about these outstanding depo
sits that Mr. McGowen wanted to
see him, that I had already prom
ised him that they would be in
, the bank and he blew up and said
: he could not replace the money
right now. And he said Bud you
ire just as guilty in this thing as
I am because you have been show
ing these deposits outstanding. I
told him at the end of the year
V;J00.OO was outstanding in the
, tax collections and the rest in
Petty Cash making it $410.00. He
said get the ledger and find a de
posit for $4100.00. He took the
I k and found two deposits, one
f r $1900.00 and ne for $2100.00
t t were for casta, and those de
r 'ts were back in September of
. He said he was going down
: :-e the Auditor and if the Audl
- wanted to see me about the
ails, he was going to . come
p -1 r "1, r-9 rni for me to
V R I
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Sheriff came back In a few minutes
and called me ana came in ana
told me to be sure to tell just what
we agreed to tell. I told the Audi
tor it had not been deposited for
the reason It was stolen back in
1049 and the Sheriff told me to
tell the Auditor that I had not re
ported it for the reason I was arraia
the Sheriff would fir me. The
Auditor called you Gentlemen to' a
meeting and the Sheriff tried to
get me to write down what 1'was
pnimr to sav and sign-ft but I
wouldn't because I knew it wasnt
true but he assured me-there would
be ao investigation. He said the
Commissioners' '' - meeting " would
lust he routine but ' lust die same
he sat down and called" walker
Stevens, Riven Johnson and Gene
Thompson to come to -the Court
House. He said he was doing that
lust to advise us that I did not need
an attorney but they were my at
torneys as wen as a is out u
wasnt '.satisf led, ;I: could get any
attorney in the County and it would
not cost me a cent. The"Auditor
told us the Commissioners would
be here i nthe afternoon, and we
went back to the Sheriff's office.
He assured tne again that every
thing would be In order and that
I would still nave my od. in tne
meantime, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Stev
ens and Gene Thompson came over
and the Sheriff went in a confer
ence with them. He came back and
again asked me to write down what
I had told the Auditor and sign it
so we would tell the Commissioners
the name storv ' After telling my
story to you Gentlemen I turned
and asked the Sheriff , if that wasnt
about right and be said it was.
After the Sheriff went back to his
office, he went to the safe and
took the old check out of Petty
Cash in the amount, of Petty Cash
dated in May of 1951 and tore it
up. He then wrote another check,
I never did see this new check.
Then after another conference with
his lawyer, Mr. Stevens came to me
nis lawyer, ivii . snevnn caim iu me
. 4 ..
nd asked me to resign -on behalf
of the Sheriff, that was the first
time I thought something was
wrong, for he kept assuring me
that there would not be an inves
tigation. That was about noon on
Saturday and I was advised by a
friend to go get my father and
brine him to KenansvUle.- The
Sheriff was still acting friendly to
ward me. That just about covers
that day. I talked to the Sheriff
on two different occasions lmmed
lately after I resigned, and he told
me everything was going along
fine that he had contacted the S.
B. I, himself and I would not have
anything to worry about, that he
had talked to Bradshaw and . had
mmrineeri him the monv waa tak
en, by someone in the Court House'
for political reasons and that pro
bably the money would never be
found. And he told me that when
the S.B.I. came they would check
only the ones he wanted checked.
About two. weeks -after this hap
pened' Mr. Bradshaw of S. B. I. was
waiting for me after I came from
Raleigh. He said he had been in
KenansvUle all day waiting . for
me and had. been talking with the
Sheriff and other officials'. He bad
read the statement I had made to
the Board of Commissioners and
said the Sheriff had told him the
complete story and I said I did not
have, anything to add to it, to the
story I had told you fellows. About
a week later the Sheriff called me
one morning about 3:30 by tele
phone and asked me to come over
to his house In Warsaw. He said
his friends had been calling on
him all day 'and that he wasn't
sleepy and he reminded me to stick
to my story, that he had talked to
Mr. Carlton and that he doubted If
his company could pay it back. He
said that he had talked to the Soli.
cltor and if there was no pressure
put on him that as far as he was
concerned it was just one of those
things that had happened. That
if pressure was put, he, the Sheriff,
would be the only one to go before
the Grand Jury and that there
would be no Bill. He said the Grand
Jury and the whole term of court
would be fixed. That he had thrown
out any names that he thought
would be against me or the Sher
rlff office. That when the Grand
Jury was chosen that he personally
had picked them; I told him that
I had heard rumors of him riding
wtih the S.B.I. while they were
checking me and that it wasn't ex
actly like he had told hie. He as
sured me that . he was riding-with
them so they would ' check just
what he wanted them to. That they
had checked my bank account and
that they could Hot find where any
of the money had gone In my bank
h,m f ff.ic.e. and hired an at-
rny- tout mm i jiad not had
. any meetings and only mv friends
' ;.ld you wont walk In the street
of KenansvUle any more. He said
I have killed one man and he has
reminded me of that at least once
since then. Since that time I was
caued on two different occasions
by the S.B.I. On the first occas
ion i , was caued by Agent Durham
to to t tho Khorif f nflM A k
took me up in the. Judge's Chamber
and he told me at that time that
he had been an accountant and that
was why he had been assigned o
that job. . He said be wanted to
help me but I - would have, to
explain some of the things. He
asked me about some outstanding
deposits, and I tried to explain
tbenM I heard' the1 Sheriff come
up the steps and -go up to the
door, and atop outside and I ex
plained to him how the deposits
were carried outstanding and were
made up later. I explained how
ome of the deposit alios had bean
changed for the reason that some
times the Sheriff of I, Under his
order, used the money to pay Jur
ors and other county epnses for!
the reason. that V .e ; ' rkfs check'
was in the Treaa-V and ICed up
""'-t of the cash.; ! t ' 1 1 that
not. I said It v t c t c i tares or
four different cc . cns but I did
not know who got it I wanted him
to check me and to start checking
in the Sheriffs office and find out
where it went He was a nice fel
low and was not unreasonable at
alt He asked me about some Jail
Fee checks from Mr. Sitterson that
had been made out to the Sheriff
and I bad endorsed them and cash
ed them, I told him that I en
dorsed all the checks as a rule and
with the Sheriffs permission, that
they usually were not; the Sheriffs
checks personally, that they con
tained Jail cases that usually bad
fees for the preceding months,
which the Sheriff had already bill
ed the County for $1.00 each and
that all the Sheriff received from
these checks was only 60c, out of
$1.60. It was necessary that I
cash these checks and convert them
to cash in order to refund to the
County the amount that they had'
already paid the Sheriff. I told
him this waa the rule rather than
the exception. There were several
days at times wnen the Sheriff
didn't come to his office at all and
It was necessary to cash those
checks and process them. These
Jail checks that were current cases,
the , Sheriff got the fee entirely
were placed to bis personal draw
er and were given to him when he
came to the office. When he came
in he would take the check and
place it in the Petty Cash box and
take money out for it He would
not sign the checks and when I
went to the bank I had to sign the
Sheriffs name to it, by his request
and knowledge. I didn't know at
the time why he wouldn't sign or
sign a receipt for these Jail Fees
but now I do. If he was in the
office at the time I would cash
the check myself out of the cash
box and give him the amount due
him along with a copy of the
sheet showing the breakdown. If
I was busy at the time he would
cash the check sometimes without
it being processed and I would not
have any funds to refund to the
County for the amount already re
ceived from them. He often came
in with a set of names that he told
me the Magistrate in Warsaw had
settled the case and had paid him
the Jail Fees and he would tell me
to mark them paid on the book.
Often they were cases months old
and didn't even have the date they
were in Jail and there was no way
to refund any money to the County
for the reason that I had never seen
any of the money.' I told Mr. Dur
ham at that time to call the Sher
iff in and he would tell him I had
authority to sign his name on the
Jail Fee checks, that I did on all of
them. He called the Sheriff in and
when he came In the first words
he said was "Nick, you are the big
gest crook and liar in the County."
He Invited me out of the room to
settle it with a fight. He was using
vulgar language in a loud tone of
voice and I told the S.BJ. man that
was all I had to say.
Chairman Wells) You decided
then that it had gone against you?
C. Nicholson: Then I told the
S. B. I. Agent the Sheriff was
the one that got the money. Some
time later Mr. Futrell. Deputy
Sheriff came over to the shoD
where I was working and told me
they wanted me to go before the
Chairman Wells: When was that,
C. Nicholson: Yes.
Chairman Wells: You made the
same statement you made on Au
C. Nicholson: He told me the
Sheriff had already been before
them and that the Sheriff would
back me up in all I told and if it
became necessary for me to go oe-
xore mem to tell exactly what I
had told. He said he had the
Grand Jury just like he wanted
them. That was before I talked to
Mr,- Durham. The Sheriff was
waning at the door and all I did
was tell the same thing I had told
you on August 4th..
Chairman Wells: In other words
you were keeping true to your
story you tow on August 4th.
C. Nicholson: I stuck to this iin.
till t3 Sheriff cussed me out and
called me a crook. Sometime at.
ter I was questioned by the Grand
Jury, Mr. Bradshaw called me and
asked me to come to the Sheriffs
office. Mr. Bradshaw. Mr. lur-
nam ana tne Sheriff were in there
and Mr. Bradshaw asked me to go
to the Judge's Chamber. Again the
Sheriff came along and waited at
the door . Mr. Bradshaw did most
oi tne talking and told me he had
learned that I told Mr. Durham
mat tne money didn't leave the of
fice as I had first told. I told him
that was right that it disappeared
on several occasions. He tnirf
he had found that out and that he
naa uuxea wiu -the Sheriff, and
they agreed that I had taken th
money and that if I would con
fess and could refund the. money
vuey cuuia arrange it so
would not have to be tried. I told
them I had never taken pnt
of the money. Then Mr. Bradshaw
asxea me where it went and if
i suspecieo anyone of taking it
and I said the Sheriff. He said
you remind me of a seven-year old
ooy. you; are trying to lay the
blame on somebody else and 'he
wouldn't listen to anything I had
to say in reference to the shHf
He told me he had concluded that
;h.dteken the money and if I
didn't want to tell him about it
he was wasting mv time, ani hi.
Mr. Durham came over to the Ser
vice motor company in about a
week, and wanted to talk to me. I
told him I wasn't Wlllfnv in r
backto the Judge's Chamber or
Sheriff's office so we sot in. th
car and rode down the road. He
told me the case had taken on a
new light Mr. Durham said he
couldn't find where any of the
money had gone and he wanted
me to tell him whv I inimivtiui vi
Sheriff and I told him the Sheriff
had told me he knew where it was
ana uar tne Sheriff went in the
saxe asoiten as I did, -
vnurman weus: Did anyone
else know the combination besides
you ana me sneriff 7
.-c. Nicholson:'! Yes:' Qn one oc
casion ne gave It to Perry Smith.
We went deep sea fishing and he
gave the combination to Perry. It
was written on a piece of paper
ana rerry tried nut didn't open it
so the Sheriff showed him how to
orn it.' : . , 1,1 ...
Mr. Kennedyr t'M this in iS",""f
C. Nicholson: I telieve so. D"t
tf'e roiittoEl cs""-'i"",t v 1
fui "l. 1 4 k i ! . .
solicit h p ani i .lo.':s a- i v
fan charge of piin.i the mouuy oi l
All the officers were requested by
the Sheriff to donate to this fund
and I myself donated $100.00 on
two different occasions. . All - the
other officers donated except Her
bert Summerlln. . -v. :.Y,i
Mr. Hall: Did he set any amount?
C Nicholson: No. .Herbert said
the Sheriff owed him $400.00 and
the Sheriff said he would put his
in there himself. . There were sev
eral keys to the office and on a
lot of occasions I was sent out of
the office to raid stills and make
arrests. On all these occasions af
ter I came In if it was after clos
ing, hours, I came la to check, to
see if the safe had been properly
locked and the time lock set. On
one occasion, the Sheriff left; $5.
000.00 in a receipt book that had
never been locked. up. , i'v-V-
Mr: Catei: Was that in checks?
C Nicholson: :: Cash and checks.
The Sheriff always while I was
away from the office , would re
ceive deposits and make receipt
same as I. During the campaign
during 1950 the money ran short,
the Sheriff told the officers it
would be necessary to' raise more
money. We agreed along with him
to sign a note at the Branch Baift
and a day or so later the Sheriff
said it would not be necessary, he
Fhad come across some money, I
told Mr. Durham the Sheriffs
check being in the safe that the
Sheriff had written and ordered me
to write checks on the Jury Fund
and pay the Jury with checks, there
being no such fund in the bank and
the next day I would deposit money
for that fund. '.
Chairman Wells: ' Is there a rec
ord of checks for the Jury?
C. Nicholson: Yes, in the Sher
iffs office,' On two different oc
casions we wrote checks because
the money was not available.
Mr. Jones: That was because
there was no Petty Cash?
C. Nicholson: Yes. I told the
S.B.I. Agent that the Sheriff would
take one search warrant on a week
end and search dozens of houses on
the same warrant. I told him he
would raid a whiskey joint and the
operators would pour the whiskey
out before we could get in and he
would take the jar, and put some
whiskey in the jar and he would
swear in court that this was whis
key that had been confiscated on a
raid. I told Mr. Durham on one
occasion that. Theodore Herring
made plans with the Sheriff
through Herbert Summerlln to
have Earl Stroud put up a still on
his farm and that he -would make
arrangements for the Sheriff to
catch him. He took his truck and
went to Earl Stroud's with the
Sheriff's permisson and moved the
still one night, j: He Helped ',arl
Stroud with the Sheriff's permis
sion aet up the still .and operate
it.. He sent Theodore Herring to
Earl Stroud to put it on Theodore
Herring's land.' Theodore would
come to the ofice and keep us post
ed and on the date it was to start,
he stayed and helped him start the
stuff. He came to Herbert Summer
lln and told him on the following
day Earl Stroud was to move the
whiskey. The Sheriff gave Theo
dore Herring permission to move
his half of the whiskey and it was
never destroyed. Then on this night
Theodore Herring remained at
home. We waited in the woods
with several cars. .. , . . a
Mr. Kennedy: We who? ,i. , : : v
C Nicholson: Sheriff Jones, my
self, Perry Smith, Foster Holland,
Sam Davis, Murray Byrd, , Bertis
usseil, that is all I can remem
ber. Theodore Herring gave us
the signal by turning out his lights
that Earl Stroud was on his way
out with the whiskey: We caught
Earl Stroud in a Pontlac. loaded
wren uquor. ffji-
Mr. Cates: Were these officers
aware of a preconceived plan and
were they aware he had prepared
to move nis wnisKey7
J. Nicholson: Yes. ' . Theodore
had moved his a previous nlaht.
None of the officers were- there
Mr. Cates: Which ofthe offlcr
ers knew that Theodore was going
to move nis wnisKev?
C Nicholson: Perry Smith. Her
bert Summerlln and Sheriff.
Mr. Cates: The rest didn't know
it? : .
C. Nicholson: I don't know If
they did. v :
Mr. Cates: It happened-on two
nights? ' ."r-.'''V::
! C. Nicholson: Yes. On dne"c-
casion. Theodore Herring came to
Herbert Summerlin's house and
told him that he could arrange tor
us to catch a Williams darky on a
Moaei a r ora. He said he knew
where he could buy a still chean
and he knew a negro who wanted
to buy one and he could set the
still and set a night for the negrdj
to get it ana Herbert could block
the road and catch him' which he,
am. ua anouier occasion Theodore
Herring through Herbert Summer-!
tin arranged to buy some whis
key from George Goodman and
have it delivered by George Good
man ana instructed Herbert Sum
merlln as to when he was going
and for him to be on the road, and
catch him which he did.- v,"
' Mr. Kennedy; That was Theodore
giving those instructions? , V V -
C. Nicholson: Yes. During this
period when the Sheriff had threat
ened me, late at night several
nights cars would swing up Into my
yard and turn around which they
had not been doing and my tele
phone would ring at night and no
body would be there when I an
swered, v;'. ' ' 'M'-'--W-Vt?-'W '
Chairman weus:' I have heard
thsttnn ... ... ,. V !' .t.".,.'. ...v,'
- C. Nicholson When ihe Grand
Jury received the True Bill in
April 1952 I would try to get be
fore the Grand Jury and get this, in-'
formation to them even before my
case was heard but I was unable to
do so; My attorney was here and
he said tell them your ease is over
and tell them you have some new
evidence to present I told the
Foreman I had some new informa
tion to present -' The Solicitor was
watching me and the Solicitor said
Nicholson cant go in there, be has
already been dealt with, that his
&mJL MmWm... ' .. ...... .M ,1.-,..-
case was settled. The Solicitor said
be cant go in there and be left and
never came back and I vt. 1 1 .
and told toe Grand Junr.,
Chairman Wells: Did t ?e ? x
" "n: J' . I '
t ; i to be t ... j j l-j
i ett to get him but they fc
sane when he got back. I would
appreciate any questions you have
in mtno. . -"-: , ... .t . .
Chairman Wells: Any questions?
Mr. Hall:" Why waa Theodore
Herring interested in getting every
body else caught? t.'-.v-"f-:
Cj Nicholson: Because ne is tne
biggest bootlegger in the County.
He was getting rid of competition.
He had his best friend caught on
one occasion. He would go down
there and leave and then we would
catch him. He did the same thing
with Coy Herring. m :
Mr. Jones: Did the Sheriff know
that Herring was making whiskey?
V-C. Nicholsons' The Sheriff- had
three or-four letters that ladles
in the community had written the
Governor. ;.'.,;.'-Y-':; "..-( ;,v
Mr. Jones: Do you know why he
would not catch Theodore? , i -
C. .Nicholson: No. '"-
Mr. Jones:- Do you know if Theo
dore paid the Sheriff anything? "
C Nicholson; I don't know. I
know he would not catch Theodore.
Chairman Wells: Have you been
in any trouble before this?
C. Nicholson: No.
, Chairman Wellsc How old are
c. Nicholson: Thirty-tnree.
Chairman Wells: . How long were
you In the Army? :
c. Nicnoison: Five years. -Chairman
Wells: You were em
ployed down here about a year
after you got put of the Army?
C Nicholson: No. I worked a
year" measuring land and worked
in Goldsboro. Got out of the Army
to 1945 and started here in 1947.
' Mr. Kennedy: Did you have a
C. Nicholson: No.
Mr. Kennedy: You made mis
takes? ' :
C. Nicholson: Yes. but the Au
ditor would straighten me out
Mr. Jones: You kept things up
for a year or two and covered up
V C. Nicholson: Well, the Sheriff
actually showed me that. He
showed me how to fix outstanding
deposits. Some had checks taken
off 'and others put on and he had
done that. some deposits would
go on In different form.
. Chairman Wells: You took the
latest deposit to cbver a previous
C. Nicholson: Yes.
Mr. Kennedy: Our Auditor's ex
amination shows those deposits
that you said were stolen in your
first story showed up in the de
posit a few days later.
C. . Nicholson: I don't know
they were two that he picked out
to show that were stolen. .
v --Chairman -- Wells: Were you
sworn the, first time?
C. Nicholson: No. I never would
have made the statement I did if
I bad been sworn. . The reason I
did not come back and sign it was
because I was not sworn.
v Mr. Jones : Did you think he
would kill you?
V C .Nicholson: Yes. I have seen1
hint on occasions when he did not
have any sense at all.
Mr. Jones: Are you still afraid?
C. Nicholson: Yes. Iam.
Mr. Cates: ' How long before
this juggling of funds started?
C. Nicholson: Id the Spring ot
1949. There were some outstand
ing deposits but there was cause
for them. There was no shortage
before then, unless there was an
error and me or the Auditor one
would' have found it. I would like
to say that I told Mr. Durham that
for the campaign year in 1950. the
Sheriff ordered Charlie Wagstaff
ana myself to carry two flve-tfallon
jugs of whiskey to Wallace to Bill
Brady and Carey Cordell and car
ried a jug to Joe Sutton, to be used
in his campaign. I hope I am not
wrong in tnose names, I know, the
nouses where they live.
Chairman Wells: Do you know
where the whiskey came from?.
C. Nicholson: Frank Sullivan,
There was 15 gallons 3 jugs. On
another occasion, the Sheriff had
a case loaded in the back of Rivers.
Johnson's car and also a case in!
the back of Charlie Sheffield's
Ford. . ,...'. ;.;',.;,
Chairman Wells: Did all the rest
of the Deputies know about this
liquor being carried? j ; V '
C. Nicholson: All the regular
ones knew. I went with Charlie
The foregoing is a true and cor
rect copy of the notes taken at the
hearing 4)U May 5, 1952f i:
CONTINUED FROM FROT':
should continue to learn every day
of pur llves.v Every Job today is a
learned profession There are over
20,000 - oocurjations .at which neo-
pie can make a living, and there
are ; not n a 1 1 enough ways tor
boys and girls to make a; living
in iwortn uarouna..'A ',:',,.".'. -.'
V We will never have the civiliza
tion we ought to have until farmers
can talk about books and librarians
can tai Kabout bulls. We set iso
lated because We lack the arts of
feeling. Poetry is just as" practical
as plowing, a poet is a maker, an
Inventor. We should emit our eleht
cuss words, and learn the 82,000
words of Shakespeare.
Dr. House concluded his splen
did address by Saying that he had
three minor virtues ; , . all of which
we. need 'to ' develop, which we
must have to make a good, a rich
and a full life. We must have hum
ility, we must have humor, and we
must have reverence. . '
, - The ' new officers were elected
for the coming year.-Mrs, Ash Mil
ler Is the-new President-of the
Committee and Mr. E. D, Edgerton
la the secretary-treasurer. Dr.
Hurlburt said that' the work of
the committee with the aid of the
Kellogg, Foundation was a pioneer
wonc in its field, ana would have
State wide significance. 1
1 wish every citizen of Duplin
could have attended the meeting.
I am sure they all would have been
as impressed as I was with the
great purpose, the tremendous will
or tnese men and women to make
our schools the best schools dos-
sible, to give our children the ad
vantage of every opportunity for
"wt m mind and body and soul
i e owe members a debt for
! iir loyal wot kfor -the betteiv
"t -f our "'"ity, a c" ' t which
t r la r i?''.' c ' i
V '.. . :
1 l BSSI hum -. . "m- ,; . i-'-'t .
is i j 10 ....
T "f 71 ' -Mofc
Mitchell Allen, Cashier of the
Waccamaw Bank and Trust Com
pany In KenansvUle since 1940, will
leave - here to become . executive
vice-president of the First National
Bank of Jacksonville on July 1.
He will attend the Graduate School
of Banking at Rutgers University
in New Brunswick, New Jersey, for
the second of a series of three res
ident sessions'in June. .M'i
Mr. Allen, ne of .Kenarisvflle'i
most prominent citizens, was born
and raised in Wilmington and grad
uated from school there. He start'
ed bis banking career in White
vllle in 1037. In 1938, be married
Miss Mary Anna Sears of White
vllle -. The Aliens have two child
ren, Mitchell, 10, and Mary 7. Both
Mr. and Mm, Allen have been very
active in the civic and social life of
the comnlunlty, and they will be
greatly missed. :;:tt:;
Mr and Mrs; Oscar Smith and
son of 'Asheville spent, the- week
end with Mr, and Mrs. Barley B.
Smith. T . ; l. " , V ' ' i - :' ' ' ' i
Rev. and Mrs. D. C. Boone and
family were dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. M. B. Kornegay Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Sanders,
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. King, Mr. and
Mrs. Ernest Gurganus and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Vellgna King and
family and Xeland WaUace and
Gloria were dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Westbrook Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Hudson of
Warsaw visited Mr. and Mrs. Cecil
Westbrook Sunday. t .. ,'?:--
Among those attending the 25th
anniversary of Cohalre Chapter of
the order of Eastern Star, at Salem
burg Saturday night were Lewis
and Margaret ? Westbrook, Mary
Jewel Dotson and Matoaka West
brook, '.'. ': '
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wilklns and
family of Folkstone visited Mr. and
Mrs. J. J.. Piver Sunday, s
AMONG THE SICK'
Mrs. Paul Westbrook was admit
ted to the Goldsboro Hospital Wed
nesday for the purpose of a ma
jor operation. We hope for her
much success and a speedy recov
ery.'.'" ' ' -.'- .i.
Mr. Williams Is improving in
The Bower Clinic In Pink Hill
where ; he has been confined for
the past week. We hope he can
soon be home again:.' . s -The
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Marvin Marshman is very HI in
the Lenoir Memorial Hospital in
Kinston with pneumonia and asth
ma. We wish for it a speedy re
covery. Outlaw's Bridge
'- ' ' ".''ir'liS.'';,!?: V;':':' f.v,', ,'ie
The annual Home Coming and
Mother's Day program will be ob
served next Sunday morning at
eleven o'clock in the church with
a picnic lunch at the noon hour.
All are most cordially invited to
attend the services. .
J.'H. Parker Is a patient In the
Wayne . Memorial Hospital ... In
Goldsboro. , ;
Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Sutton ac
companied Mr, and Mrs. Rural Jar
man to Raleigh and, Chapel Hill
Sunday.' ,.v :. ..";.iv-
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Frank Outlaw,
Mrs. Lessle Horton and Miss Clara
Lee Quinn visited in Wilson Sun
day. : ...',. .;'.' i : ' ,.'.!'. ?;.,!, f i i .
Mr.' and Mrs. Gordon Outlaw
were Sunday visitors in Goldsboro
with Mr. and Mrs.-Hubert Lewis.
Mesdames M. ' L. Outlaw and
Elmo Blizzard were delightful hoa-
less nononna tar. ana jurs., vance
Spence recent bride - and groom
with a miscellaneous shower. Mrs.
Spence is the -former Miss Pauline
Rev. Herman Trueblood of War
saw will fill the pulpit of the War.
saw Baptist church Sunday morning-
at the regular -worship hour
in the absence of Dr. Greenlaw.
The, public is cordially . invijed
Miss Dorothy Wlghtman. Duplin
County Librarian, has returned
from Philadelphia where she pur
chased many new books - for the
library. She is an Invaluable source
of information if you have to write
a paper of gardening, home-mak
ing, or contemporary American lit
erature ;,. , no matter .what the
subject, she is always willing, to
help. What have you read lately? .
, ''Private Ernest Mozlngo of Bow
den has arrived at Fort Dix and
has been assigned to Company C,
34th Regiment of the 9th Infantry
Division for sixteen weeks of basic
training. Private Mozlngo is the
son ot Mrs. John Blalock of Bow-
den, and before entering service
attended Warsaw High School.
May 2 National recognition of
the 66 cow Ayrshire herd of North
Carolina Sanatorium. McCain, N.
C, was acclaimed at the 77th Na
tional Ayrshire Breeders' .Associa
tion meeting Friday evening at the
convention barxniet in the Lord Bal
timore Hotel, Baltimore, Md.
The N. C. Sanatorium herd ranks
" p-f-rf f '-A JI ' -fi (fig
VV:.,'-,",.-';-.''..;-; "CCKI,., i-- i l.:TT '.' ''' '.-M:-;:--'
five Democratic Votes cr major fraction thereof cast
by the precinct for Governor at the last Guberna
.torial Election, in accordance with Section 17 of
our Plan of Organization.. i.'Vi.rVv' t-vti'i'.
: J 3Jy The airman of the Precinct Meeting arid Y
i the Secretary shall certify to the-County Chairmaa I X
- the names and addresses of the Precinct Committee- .
i men and of the Chairman and Vice-chairman elect-
; ed as above provided, and also the names of Dele- . "
V '. A. ' -: J nMni 1aA4 A fVlA fMlTlfw fVTV C II!
3. gates illlU ru-vciuaxo wsv w "uv.i.vuV , "r.i" ji.
: 'I vention.: r t'-&' mi ? -
A, precinct Meetings will be held .on Saturdays j -1
May 10. , at 200 o'clock, p.m At the Town Hall v ,
- Ill VIIUOC 1C;1WI0 AU VV1UW1
.and at the regular polling
! -. '. The County Convention will meet at the Court- if
? house in Kenansville on May 17, at 11:0ft b'clock,
Samuel Pipkin Elecled President Calypso
Parent Teacher .Ass'ri; Plan To Buy Piano
The Calypso Parent-Teacher As-1 the nominating committee, preeen
sociatlon met Monday evening oft ted the following slate of officers:
last week for the April meeting
with Samuel Pipkin presiding., lat-
tle Miss Evelyn cook gave tne ae
votlonal for the evening. W. H.
Hurdle; historian of the Association
read the history of the P. T. A.
Various committees made their re
port for the year, '(-s-t y-?
v A committee was appointed to
buy a new piano for the school,
and plans were made to send a
representative to the P.T.A. In
stitute in Greensboro in June..
Mrs. Hiram Cook, Chairman of
The Charles R. Gavin Post 127 of
the American Legipn met last Fri
day at the American Legion nut.
The Legion commander, Ed Strick
Mrs. Graham Phillips was pres
ent for the purpose of asking 'per
mission to use the American Le
gion hut for a place for the Teen
age club to meet. The teen age
club is being sponsored by the Wo
men's Auxiliary, of the American
Legion,, This request as presented
by Mrs. Philips was duly voted on
and permission was granted to use
Judgement In Teen Agers Case
Erf a VAnAv IT V TSltllllna tra.
siding Judge in the General County
Court, on May 6, 1952, rendered
the following judgment in the case
of the State vs the eight teen age
boys from Duplin County charged
with larceny and receiving: -' -
'It appearing to the satisfaction
of the court that the characters of
the defendants and the circunv
stance of the . case, it is indicated
that probation will probably result
in the reformation of tne defen
dants in that the public good does
not require that they suffer tne
penalty required by law and they
(A Mother's Day Message)
: By Rev. C. Herman Trueblood '
Text. 'When Jesus therefore saw
his mother, and the disciple stsand
ing by, whom he loved, he salth
unty his mother,' Woman, behold
thy son! Then salth he to the dis
ciple, behold thy mother!" (John
No artist could paint a more ten
der and beautiful picture-of true
motherhood than that depicted in
the scene of Mary, the mother of
Jesus, standing by the cross during
his crucifixion. , She had been
standing by Since the birth, child
hood, and maturity , , of .Jesus, and
while hounded,' misrepresented,
and framed by the Scribes and Pha
risees (hypocritical religious lead
ers), his mother was standing by;
when betrayed by a traitor's kiss,
she was . standing, by; when sold
out by a cowardly, pussyfooting po
litician (Pilate), Mary -was stand
ing by; In his bitter -loneliness, an
guish of soul, and agony of death,
his mother was standing by stand
ing by his cross, and hers.;
Yes, Jt is characteistlef a true
mother, So superbly portrayed by
the mother of Jesus, to be found
STANDING BY K ln fair weather
or foul,- defeat or victory, life, or
death.'-4'5 fit '?:..;, '" ' V
"Most, of all the beautiful things
of life come in twos and threes,
by dozens and hundreds ' there
are plenty or roses, stars, sunsets,
rainbows, brothers, sisters, uncles
and aunts, but only one mother in
all the- .wide world." said Kate
Douglas Wiggins. And how often
it is true that ONE, and the only
ONE, Mother, is found STANDING
By, in the hour of heart-breaking
need, ileal Christian mothers are
ever standing by their loved ones:
they are: -.-',.-.::-"-.- y-.;y.
1. STANDING BY WITH SYM
PATHY.' "When all the world had
turned away, my mother stood by
m that dsv." so sana a mother's
child? and how many millions r
Hallis Junius Murphy Fined In Accidenl
Hallle Junius Murphy was flneda cross road to let some passengers ,
twenty dollars and costs . in . theout , and pulled out on the high
J P. Court Monday after an aecl-way directly in front of the pro
dent Involving bis car and an N&Wduce truck. He was given a thirty ;
Produce truck. He had parked at day sentence suspended on pay
...','"...,,, t"'-:i'."'",;' - tmentof the fine and costs - , 1
Legend Of I
Seven miles north, east of Ken
ansville In the, Pearsall. Chapel
Community Just off tha highway
to Pink Hill, there Is a branch that
runs red water. It has been known
for generations as Nellie McQullly's
Branch. About 1740, the McQullly's
dairy breed produced an average,
actual production of 9597 libs, of
4.10 per cent and 393 lbs. of buttar
fat On a twlce-a-day milking, Ma
ture Equivalent basis, this splendid
ff ire convert g to -''1QCS41' r.s.'' t'
CI w avvHwvwtj $
place in all other pre- "
for 1952-53, which was adopted:
President, Samuel-. Pipkin: Vice-
President, - Albert ' Outlaw; Secre
tary, Mr. Roland Hodges; Treas
ure, Mordecla Bennett, Jr.
Following. the business a film,
was shown, "Luray Caverns and.
Mrs, Annie Mae Raper's first .
grade won the attendance count
prize. Ladies of the Methodist
Church served refreshments in the:
lunchroom. . - ,
the legion hut as a meeting place .
for the Teen-age club.
During the business session, of- J
fleers were elected.' They are theS
following: Commander Ed Strlck- ,
land, First Vice Commander, Paul v
Hunter; Second Vice Commander. '
Al Banadyga of Faison; Adjutant,
D. J. Rivenbark; Service, Ralpht a
Jones; Historian, Henry L. Stevens."
Jr.; Sgt at Arms, Ottls Swinsome;"
Chaplain, Henry T;' Brown.
. These officers will be installed
at the next meeting which will be v
held on May 30.
are- eligible . for probation under
the North Carolina Statutes;"
-The defendants who all entered? '
a plea of guilty were placed under
proDauon for two years. The con
ditions of the probation included;
1 The defendants shall work:
faithfully at suitable employment.
"2. The defendants shall permit
the probation of fleer to visit their
homes or elsewhere or any reas
onable place convenient to him. :
8.; Report to probation officer
monthly.. . '
4. Avoid persons or places of
disreputable or harmful charact
er. , .;. , . '; , -,,' V i
echo that son. Let us thank God for '
the kindly, generous, understand
ing heart of mother the one who
knows best how to enter sympa-',
thetlcally into alPour experiences,
either' for weal or woe. -!'-. . "
.i'Who ran to help me wheni feUV s
-anu wouia some preiiy story tell. '
Or .kiss the place to make it .well? i1
Mv mother." ' ' f !
'2. STANDIffG; BY WITH' PA- '
TIENCE. "My son,' wrote a moth-'(
er to her ton in college," send me ,
all the socks that have holes lrt'
them so I-can' mend them. Be-1
sure to send me the ones wltbi,
the biggest holes 1 want to sew.
my heart into them, so you can walk
on my heart" . The fact, is, most''
of us have walked more often thao
we think upon - mother's heart.'''
When we were precocious, stub-
born,' and unruly; 'when the pa-J
tlence of others had grown thread-'
bear toward us; mother was -patient'
in ua, and inspired us with, rain;
bows of hope for glorious tomor- i
rows. - "In your (her) patience pos-v
sess ye (pur) souls." Tis often sov
3.f STANDING BY WITH LOVE.
Excavators of Pompeii cleared away
the lava of that long-buried city.i
found a house, with open window'
Inside was the form of a crippled) '
child the lorm of an arm encirc
led about the child's neck an
arm from the outside suggest-;
nature's first Instinct to run for
life with the rest then of the moth
er's stronger love for her child
she STOOD BY until death.. Yes,
"A mother's love Is the next thins'
to God's love;'' and "A mother i
a mother still the holiest . thing
;alive." -, 'i V .y ;?,' ;.
As it was with - the mother lrt
Pompeii, so it was with Mary, the
mother of Jesus; she clung on, and .
STOOD By her son, when most
Other friends had forsaken . him
And sought their own- safety; and :
in so doing she gloriously typified
the deathless love of all true moth
settled along the branch. Severn
years later, Nellie was suppose!
to baye. been murdered by the In
dians and then thrown into the
water. From that dy to this, th
water has run red. You can go see
for yourself.:. s "r
Farmers in Onslow County are
growing a larger acreage of hybrf 1
corn tills 2r than ever before.
North O'ulina manuXai-' I
about 13 million gallons of
cim e3i year.-
f l ... It will all ti