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Vol. 19. No. 23.
KENANSVJLIT, NORTH . CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1952.
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By J. B. GRADY
i 6,384 Democrati and eleven Be-
publicans went to the Duplin polls
P last Saturday (or the biennial pri-
enary election!. The day wag . mark
l ed with few incidents and on the
, t whole was reported county-wide as
one of the quietest elections seen
In Duplin In a number of years.
Evidence of money floating around
' were at a minimum and less drink
ing was noticed. Conspicuously
noticeable to those who were pre-i-
aent Saturday night: and those
i present two years ago was the at-
tltude 'and actions of the crowd
' that packed the court room during
and after election returns were ail
In from the twenty Duplin pre
l . cincts. Two years ago there was
I much evidence ? of . drinking and
X slightly intoxicated victorious can-
; didates making speeches and cele-
brating in general. , Even then one
i of the notorious bootleggers of the
" county made his appearance in
the court room and was immediate
, ly taken in by one of the victors.
Last Saturday night the picture
" was a complete reverse. The crowd
was large but cool, somewhat ser
. lous, but jovial, and the writer
' only spotted one person who ap
peared intoxicated and he wis so
quiet he was naraiy noucea. in
. mentioning this phase of the two
. nights the writer is trying to em-
nhaslze that of1 all the times in
the life of our governmental acti-
: vitiei election time is the one when
" everyone should participate and
' ahould do so' with a clear and sober
mind. The ballot cast by each vot
" er is one of the most solemn ac
tions of his lifetime and his attl-
" tude towards such an action is go
ing to determine the kind of gov
. ernment this country will have to-
i" morrow. It will determine tne
: kind of society they will live in and
5 the kind of people our children will
V, be In the days ahead. As we are
. v wont to prophesy by the proverbial
"handwriting on the wall! and elee
;tions fc,deiiHely that bandwrlt.
.. ins tnat can st piaimy seen.
Reviewing; .the results here in
Duplin w find the majority of
voters favoring Hubert E. Olive
who lost the race- for governor to
Win. a Umstead. DupUn also fa-
vored our neighbor, Roy Howe
from Burgaw, who trailed second
In the race for lieutenant govern
1 For Insurance commiasioner wi
' went along with the winner, Wal
, , do Cheek. Also Duplin gave
" Judire Hunt Parker a nice malori-
f for the Supreme Court nd be
lead the ticket. In the House of
' Representatives ; ' race' incumbent
. Robert Carr lead MltcbeU Qritt
V and J. S. Blair but failed to take
a majority. Brtn nas cauea ana
there will be a second primary in
the race. - For Register of Deeds
Mrs. Christine Whaley Williams of
near Pink Hill took a 26 vote ma
jority over incumbent Albert Out
law and Walter Gresham. : Wm.
F. Dail defeated L. O. Williams for
Board of Education. In the coun
ty commissioner races incumbent
Airthur Kennedy defeated Leon
Brown in the third district and Em
mett Kelly defeated Durham' Gra
dy in the second., v'''. .'
The Times did not get the tabula
tion of races throughput the coun
ty for justices of the . peace and
township constables due to lack of
apace. They will appear next week.
For a table of the certified returns
please turn to the back page. ,
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Girl A
The old axiom about trying ag
ain when you don't succeed the
first time proved to be what Doris
Ann Hall of Hudson, North Caro
lina needed to win the National
Spelling Bee, and the $500.00 cash
award plus a free trip to New
York that the Scripps - Howard
newspapers give each year. When
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Jack Sillerson Of Kenansville Appointed
Local Agent For Farm Bureair Insurance
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JACK SITTESSON
Fish Fry To Be
Wednesday June 11
- The Magnolia Lion's Club is spon
sorins a fish fry to be held at Carl
ton's Fish Pond, located sear Carl
ton's Crossing, between Magnolia
and Warsaw, on Wednesday night.
June Jl. come and enjoy a meat,
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shewof Warsaw who bcmm tu.
Mlnshew taxt heard a nolse;ln the
motor' wnen ne cranxeo sua car.
When he raised the hood to in
vestigate he found a cat In the
bait between the fan and motor.
There was blood and cat hairs all
over everything. . Mr Minihew
thinks the cat climbed In the motor
to get warm. :
Even though the 'cat put up a
good fight Mr. Mlnshew was able
to rescue him. i
Junior Base Ball
Team Loses Opener
'V The ; Warsaw American Legion
Baseball club t laved Its first game
of the season on Saturday night
at the local ball park. Opponents
for the evening was Wilmington.
The -admittance was free but a
collection was taken at the gate. 1
This was an exhibition game and
a return game with the same team
will be 'played in Wilmington on
Monday nisht. ; i ;
The final score was IS to 1 in
favor of the Wilmington team,'
Morehead City The Carolina Rac
ing Association is now operating
in 4ts "fifth season. It was North
Carolina's first dog track. " '
tlcrth Ccrctina
ion
she was twelve, she had worked
her wav un to the finals. ' Then
with' thirty other contestants still
left, she missed the wont 'condign'.
But she was determined to try 'ag
ainand she made up her mind
she was going to win. 'V i i
So she began , intensive train
ing last November. She got her
Square Dancers Enjoying Friday Night
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!?re' dance Is 1
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'Jack Sitterson, Kennasville, nas
been appointed a local- agent for
the Farm Bureaux insurance com
panies,, according to W. A. white,
vice president in charge of sales.
White said Sitterson will work
under L. R. George, Burgaw, dis
trict manager in Duplin, Pender
and Sampson counties.
Sitterson is joining an agency
force numbering more than 3000
men and women operating in 12
states and the District of Colum
bia. He represents the Farm Bu
reau Mutual Automobile Insurance
Company, the Farm Bureau Mu
tual Fire Insurance Company, and
the Farm Bureau Life Insurance
Company, with home offices in Col
umbus, Ohio.
t.hny Applications
The .-Board of County Commis
sioners at its regular meeting dir
ected that a letter be sent to Mr.
Joe Herlevich; District Forester
at Whlteville listing the following
names of prospective applicants for
Sheriff Office lias
Sheriff Ralph Miller's office has
been busy In June. OK the first,
Deputies W. O. Houston and Oliv
er Home, discovered a cache of
noa-tax paid whiskey, in Glisaon!
Tewauhlp about 80 yards ; from
Alum Springs Churrh. They ar
rested Modercii Wallace for pos
k jlng three gallons and one quart
of . the contraband for the5pur
MM of selling it. He wai tried in
the Jno term of the County Court
4ettened to twelve -&MT...4
in Jail,, He appealed to the super-
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wjum unra, vum vcpmy ar.jm ine 4. tr. vourt ana bound over
D. Boone accompanied by Deputies
In a brawl that has several as
pects of the famous Hatfleld-McCoy
feud, two men from Glisson town
ship exchanged blows late Satur
day night or early Sunday morn
ingusing the same weapon, an
iron jack handle.- David Williams
alleged in a warrant Issued on
Mondy that Coy Herring hit aim
with the weapon in the head, in
juring him so severely tnat he
Herring And Villiams In Double
Assault Case In Glisson Townshin
Sheriff inerisfisGemmissiotiers
At the first Monday meeting of
the Board of County Commission
ers this week, Sheriff Ralph Miller
went before the Board and asked
that they make with him a com
plete inventory of all the whis
key held in evidence or seized in
raids and contained In the locker
behind the judge's chamber. He
asked them to direct him as to Its
proper disposal He further re
quested that a thorough inspection
of all the closets In the courthouse
teacher to excuse her from some
of her class work in the eighth
grade she is a straight 'A' stu
dent. Then she began reading Web
ster's Collegiate Dictionary at the
rate of fifty pages a day. -As soon
as she had finished, - she began
again, making lists of all the words
Continued on Back. Page (Sect I)
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: ; PAVI. INGRAM ;
Paul Ingram was elected president
of the' Lion's Club at the meeting
Wednesday night. The other offi
cers are 1st V. P., B. W. Reynolds;
Znd V. P.. Andrew Scott: 3rd V.
P., Roy Sitterson;Secretary-treas.,
JLaurne Sharpe; Lion Tamer. D
H. McKay; TaU Twister, A. C. Hol
land; Directors, Ivey Bowden. W.
L. McPhall, Z. W. Frazelle.
For Rcnger's Job
County Forest Ranger: Lloyd H.
Kennedy, Jack Brinson, James Alr
bertson, Eugene C. Wells, Leland
H. Sheffield, Perry Smith, Wilbert
Jones, Jack Albertson, Albert Lan-
ier, and Woodrow Maready.
Busy Week-End
W. O. Houston and J. F. Futrell,
raided a still in Glisson Township
about 4 o'clock in the evening. The
wnereaDouti ox the still was re
ported to the Sheriffs office. It
was a copper still of one barrel ca-
Sacity near. Doc Herring's store,
be eput also found she bar
rels of maoJ.'- They smashed the
still and poured rat the mash.
J pnf f W. O. Houston - and.
C.yer arrested Roy Andef
scms f. kenness nasi Ooihen
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tried
Rtnwe en. 1 Hw.v.Ht bad a jar of
to' County Court.
had to be admitted to the hospital
for treatment, and several stitches
naa to Do taken In his head. : Coy
neranj in warrant against David
Williams alleged that he had been
hit In the heaa, knocked uncon
scious, ana nad sustained serious
body wounds. Deputies W. O.
Houston and Oliver Home found
Herring in a semi-conscious state
be made, and that all the trash
and other contents be disposed of.
juate tnat aiternoon the Commis
sioners and the Sheriff went to
the safe In which the key was
supposed to have been kept, but
the key was missing. Ralph Brown,
a mechanic, was called In, and fin
ally sawed the lock off the door.
In the locker the whiskey was
found In many different containers
of all sizes most of It well aged
in the courthouse. :' It was estlmat-
For inventory Of Uliiskev
Letters From Our l.any Readers
Bob, ...
I could and did read all, espec
ially the $4.00. T m enclosing
check for same.
.It's a damnable shame, but I
have to depend on Aunt Vevie in
South Dakota for most of my Du
plin County news. Some day I hope
I can go back to Duplin and finish
my career as a teacher. I don't
suppose anyone ever chose a car
eer for which he was anymore un
suited temperamentally than I. But
I love it, and these folks here at
Stanhope have put up with me, for
nineteen- yearv;- (.-:. i,:J.,r
I'm looking forward to reading
your paper again. Please keep it
Bob-like. Don't let it go sterotyped
as our local Spring Hope Enter
prise has done. '
Best wishes,.'
Mary Holt Richardson
May 28, 1052
Mr. J. Robert Grady, Editor ;
The Duplin Times
Kenansville North .Carolina '
Dear Mr. Grady: ' , '
I want: to -congratulate you-on
the long article in .The. Times' for
Ma 8. 15E entitled "'Nick Talk.'.
I especially noticed that Vance Ga
vln..andXlvers Johnson vdld'BQt
want you to print the story. When
I V heard . what ' Charlie - Nicholson
told last summer, I thought then
that the account Bounded: forced
and that behind it many corrupt
nd c .snoiv t people of Dim tin
Courjr were jproiaUy bluing, kcu
Here's Smoke,
There's Fire
It wasn't a particularly hot elec
tion as elections go in the Kenans
ville ' Courthouse. The campaign
had been quiet rather than heated.
But something caused a fire In the
courthouse anyway. During the
afternoon, smoke was observed
coming from a closet on the main
floor. Gurman Powell, deputy,
opening the closet to put out the
fire, discovered that even the
courthouse closets sometimes have
skeletons. In the back of the
closet, concealed behind the Janl
tor's supplies, two gallons of non
tax paid whiskey were found. It
did not seem to be of sufficient
quality to have started a fire spon
taneously. .
But no one has yet claimed own
ership of the highly volatile liquid,
nor does anyone admit knowing
how It got there or why or when.
It was smoked out, you might say,
and that's another courthouse clo
set that has been spring cleaned.
BilJVann Hev
Lions President
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In Yarsaw
Bill Vann of Warsaw was elect
President of the local Lions club
at the meeting held on Tuesday
night. Other officers elected at
the same time are Milton J. Westi
-Flrst vice president.
D. li. Ma this Second vice presi
dent, Woodrow Blackburn Second vice
president.
D. H. Standi was elected as
secretary. Herbert Nelmyer re
ceived the Tail Twister post and
Eart , Whitaker was elected Lion
Tamer.
Members of the Board of Direc
tors are- G. S. Best, E. B. Paul,
A. W. McNeil, Ed Strickland and
Felteaatouse.
Installation ceremonies will be
conducted at the last meeting of
the Lions Club In June.
and took him to the Memorial
General Hospital in Kinston. His
condition Is Improving but there
is a possibility that his arm may
have been fractured by the jack
handle. . David Williams waa arrest
ed Sunday night and is now out
on bond. . The deputies served the
other warrant on Herring In the
hospital. , v
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ed that aDnroxlmately ten gallons
was there, mostly of the non-tax"
paid variety,- or about fifty f iftns.
It was inventoried and then poured
down the drain outside the court
house. All whiskey seized since
the new sheriff has taken office has
been inventoried and poured down
the drain as well. All of the closets
in the courthouse have been clean
ed out now, and the contents haul
ed away In a dump truck.
can render a great service to the
Countv of Duplin and to the State
of North Carolina by publishing
the unadulterated truth as you have
done in this Instance.
It might be wise to have a guard
thrown around Charlie wicnoison
(if this has not already been done),
for it begins to look as if many of
the so-called 'good people of Ken
ansville and Duplin County are in
volved. And If a real probe ana
cleanup get underway, there is no
knowing what vicious measure
somebody might take to keep still
further truth from coming out.
Undoubtedly now there are fur
ther questions in many people's
minds. What will be found out if
all the of flees of Duplin County are
investigated? If the State Bureau
of Investigation goes further with
its investigations as it must and
should, shall-we hold our breath
or put something over our nostrils?
In some measure both the Coun
ty and the State are to blame for
this kind of situation because , of
their failure to demand qualified
men . and - definite standards for
each 'county office, - For example,
hov can a man be a coroner with
out having the knowledge of a
medical doctor? Why should the
sheriff alao.'be the County treas
urer? Two different types -Of -men
are required here.-. One main qual
ification for a sheriff is brawn; one
main qualification for a treasurer is
an, academic and commercial edu
cation with a thorough knowledge
of bo keeping. The auditor ahould
have the training of a Certuiea
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Jaycees Sponsor Dance To
Warsaw Youth Center Opens; Recreation
For Warsaw And Nearby Communities
CHIEF EARL WHITAKER
Chief Earl Whitaker, formerly of
the State Highway Patrol and at
present owner and operator of
Whitaker's Restaurant in Warsaw
has been named chief of Police In
Wallace. He took over his duties
on June 2nd. He succeds Chief
Boone who leaves his Wallace post
to become Deputy Sheriff of Du
plin County.
Infant Outlaw
Pattie Jo Outlaw, one-day old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon
K. Outlaw of Outlaw's Bridge, died
late Saturday afternoon at the Hen
derson - Crumpler Clinic in Mt.
Olive. Surviving are the parents,
three brothers, Donald K., Michael
and Ivey Gordon Outlaw, all of the.
home; vtwo Sisters, Mrs. Herbert
Lewis, Jr., of Goldsboro, and Miss
Elsie Jean Outlaw of the home.
Funeral services were held at the
home Sunday at 4 p.m. with the
Rev. L. C. Prater, pastor of the
Outlaw's Bridge ' Universallst
Church, officiating, and burial was
in the family cemetery near the
home.
Muskrats Delay Opening Of Lake Tut
L. Bernard Tut' fussell of Wal
lace and owner of the recreation
al resort center, Lake Tut located
near Rose Hill said that he believed
that muskrats were the cause of a
leak in the dam at the lake last
week. He said that a corn, field
was pushed up to form the dam and
that many roasting ears imbedded
in the dam were probably the ob
ject of the muskrats intentions of
their burrowing for them that
caused the break.
'Tut' Fussell said that a leak of
about 200 gallons of water per min
ute had been noticed for several
weeks , but It began to get worse
last week. : The clay was so hard in
the area that was dynamited on
Wednesday, in an effort to stop the
leak, that It would not be sealed.
On Thursday sandbags were
placed at 'the base of the dam and
later sales of hay were used in
an attempt to stop the leak.
1 A 12 foot wide section of the dam
caved in late Thursday afternoon
iiw uet uu uiosi iniiueujau: it. .. vu lucbe iw, j w-cj, utuu. ui wuui iiuwiag water, and..
that relief has been available for tas at Kenansville. v The date when this artesian well from
which Josephiua C Precythe of Faison is drinking began flowing 14 not known, but it fa? reported that at
one time it was the major supply of water for the county seat of Duplin County,. . The well waa
cemented and curbed In 1009, as Indicated In the curbing at left, but the well was flowing lo
before. - Precythe, H, and a frequent hot weather visitor to the well, said be bad been drinking Ms wa,
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A Warsaw Youth ' center spon
sored by the ' American Legion
Auxiliary of Warsaw opened on
Tuesday.
The Youth Center is being con
ducted at the Legion Home and is
open from 8 until 11 on Tuesdays
and Thursdays. Plans are to con
tinue the Youth center through the
month of August.
Ping pong, music for dancing,
and soft drinks are provided. The
auxiliary feels that the center is an
urgent need of the community and
extends an Invitation to all the
young people of Warsaw and the
adjoining communities to come out
and make Warsaw your recreation
center. Suitable chaperonage will
be provided . during these hours.
Two Warsaw
Stores Robbed
Two stores in Warsaw were for
cibly entered between midnight and
dawn .today, June S. The T & S
Grocery Store was entered through
a side door, and the cooler was
raided and a large ham stolen. The
cash register tvas completely dem
olished. ThieVes also forced their
way into the R. T. Blackburn Store
and took over $200 in money and
checks.; There are no clues at press
time, v
Memorial Service For
Ensign E. E. McLane
A Memorial Service will be held
On Sunday, June 8 at 2 o'clock in
Sanford, Florida for Eugene Elolse
MflLano,.,. Ensign. United - SUtee
Navy,T Wctoonvill,, Florida, who
was killed in a pale crash about
200 miles out at sea, off the coast
oi noma on May ze. ibsz.
Ensign. McLane and Gayle Gay-
lor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
H. Gaylor of Jacksonville, N. Q,
were marnea August m, mai. en
sign and Mrs. McLane were resid
ing at DeLand, Florida at the time
of his death.
and gradually grew larger as most
of the lake's 8,000,000 gallons of
water drained out.
It will require about a week for
the dam to be fixed and the lake
filled, Mr. Fussell believes. A much
larger pump will have to be in
stalled. One which will be capa
ble of turning about 600 gallons of
water a minute into the lake. Two
of these are on order, Fussell said.
Fussell said that losing the wat
er would prove a fine thing In the
long run because It will give them
a chance to place a more corse
white sand along the bottom of the
lake and also give them a chance
to clean out all sediment and trash
that has accumulated and fresh
water to be run in.
The lake has already begun to
serve meals, sandwiches, and hot
dogs and is booked for several
meals for parties this week.
A parking lot is now under con
struction and whe ncompleted will
bold about 175 cars.
Official opening of the lake will
be announced at a later date.
It's Cool And Ref reshin? In Kenansville
Open
The third annual dance to cele
brate the official opening of the
Warsaw Produce Market will be
held at the Market Saturday night
at eight. Music will be furnished
by the Pope Brothers and the Sunt
Valley boys who broadcast from
Smithfleld. The dance is sponsor
ed by that wide-awake and progres
sive group of young men, the war-
saw Junior Chamber of commerce.
Saturday will be farmer's day In
Warsaw, and the merchants have
cooperated to make this occasion
big one.
The produce market itself waa
opened four years ago by the War
saw Jaycees who built and man
aged it. The first year was raw
er rough going. The next year the
market was leased to O. S. Carroll,
L. J. Powell and Mitchell Britt, and
the volume of business more than
doubled. The Jaycees still have
an interest in the market and share
in its profits.
Some vegetables have already
been sold mostly cocozell squash
and some fava beans. The squash
is packed in hlaf-bushel . baskets.
The fava beans which are some
thing like lima's, but bigger with
the eye at the bottom of tha bean
are delicious, and are hignly priz
ed by some of my Italian friends as
a delicacy. This crop is tho first
commercial crop grown in North
Carolina. Mitchell Britt told me
that he has three acres of them,
and I believe that Mr. Carroll has
some too.
They are almost entirely imper
vious to frost, and should prove
a great boon to farmer's in Duplin
County they are firm and ship
well. Albert fianadaga, head of
the State test farm at Faison rec
ommended the beans and wanted
Mitchell Britt and O. S. Carroll to
grow this crop as an experiment.
The market handles cucumbers,
peppers and egg plant as well as
the squash and bean. The teMtbo
of the" season Is from eight to ten
weeks.
The festivities are all free
the dance at the produce market
at eight o'clock as well as the band
concert at the American Legion
Hall Saturday afternoon at 4:30.
And the Jaycees will even servo
free refreshments at the concert,
too soft drinks and nabs, and all
kinds of things.
If you don't know Warsaw very
well, it's time you did. I hope to
nave a leature on tnis town soon
which grew with the advent of the
railroad and used to be called
Duplin Depot. Farmer's Day should
be lots of fun for everyone. Why
don't you come and bring all the
family? The roving reporter.
Mrs. Nancy Thigpen
Mrs. Nancy Thigpen, 65, died
Sunday at 10:50 p. m. at her homo
In the Potters Hill Community af
ter two weeks illness with heart
trouble. Surviving are her hus
band William A. Thigpen, two sons,
Lee of Pink Hill, Route 2, Beattie
of Beulaville, one daughter, Mrs.
F. D. Hall of Pink Hill, Route 2,
one brother, Carris Taylor of Pink
Hill; one sister, Mrs. Q. L. Qulnn
of Pink Hill Route 1, 14 grandchild
ren and 4 gfeat grandchildren.
Funeral services were held front
Limestone Adventist Christian
Church of which Mrs. Thigpen was
a member, Tuesday at 3 p. m. with
the Rev. G. W. Sheppard, a former
pastor now of Wilmington, officiat
ing. Burial was in the family ceme
tery. 1 A
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