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VOL. 19. NO. 30.
B'sfJn hmsi ftorjc-f
L. H. Sheffield, who has been
c niployed by the N. C. Department
of Conservation and Development
for approximately four years as
; Fire Control Equipment Operator,
and Assistant ranger ,nas oeen pro
moted to County Forest Ranger.
This position became vacant when
Mr. Ralph Miller resigned to take
ever the duties of Duplin County
Mr. Sheffield is a native of Du
plin County and he and his family
live in Rose Hill.
Agrees It's i Hoi
'Dr. J. Williams of Warsaw who is
an authority on the weather agrees
that It is hot in fact it's the hot
test summer on his records. Dr.
Williams has been inerested in me
teorlogy since he was a student at
Davidson College. .Several years
after he was graduated in medicine
from the University of Maryland,
he started keeping a detailed rec
ord of the temperature and it is
complete for -the past forty years.
When asked If he thought there
was a connection between the heat
and the flying saucers or whatever
these things purported to be going
around in the sky may be, he said,
that be did not believe there was,
and that although he bad heard
rumors of the astral discs for years,
he had yet to see one. He did think
there might be some logical explan-
Address The 31st 6rady-0uf lav Reunion
Judge Henry A. Grady of New
Bern, president of the Grady-Out-law
Literary and Historical Asso
ciation, announced this week that
Governor-elect Wm. B. Umstead is
expected to address the 31st annual
reunion of the Gridy-Outlaw clan
which will be held at the B. V.
Gradv school on Saturday. August
80th. - Judge QVadyt will preside
uver th sneetmg, .Another ;ienUm.L.'hm-M'jtmsm.
will be W H. Grsjy. son ox
Grady t KenansviUe who will tel!
- of his experience wUh the Army
In Korea and Japan. . Bascom
Lamar 'XunsfoM, WHiMtrel f the
Appalachians, is expected v to be
among, the guests. ': r ;
Present plane call for tne wrn
' teg session to begin a( 10:30. Din
ner will be in the new school cafe
teria instead of spread outdoors
as in' the past. The afternoon- ses
sion will be given over to music
Drunken Driving .
And Assault Cases
Crofrl Court tlocket
6' nimen and Deputies
ihavt .i- making a series of
arrfcs, on drunken driving and as
sault cases over the week end. ! h
Corporal Brooks and Chief Depu
ty Norwood; Boone arrested Les
lie Brice, 40; for driving under the
Influence at 2:30 a. m. Sunday be
tween Teachey and N. C. 11. He
Is out on $200 bond. ; - ;
Deputies W. O. Houston and J.
F. Futrell arrested Tommy Gur
ganus of Pender County for drun
ken driving and assault on J. W.
Ellison with a deadly weapon in
Cypress Creek Township near Pin
Hook on Sunday night Gurganus,
tried in County Court on Monday,
was. given six months on each
charge, the sentences to run con j
currently. He gave notice of ap
peal to Superior Court.
I Patrolman J. S. Briley arrested
' Elwood Ray Fountain of Chinqua
pin and Linwood Dalton Home of
Rt I, Richlands for driving 79
jnph. Borne, driving a 183 soup-ed-up
Chevrolet with three carbu
retors, and Fountain driving a 1943
Ford were racing from the intersec
1 tton of N. C. 11 and 111 to Beula
vine. Officer Brilev said they were
going so fast he could not see their
tall lights at one point. They were
. tried in county court and fined $25
nd costs, : . '
Dennis Moore who owns a gro
' ntrv store ooDOsite the Wallace
Stock Yard was arrested by Deputy
N. D. Boone on Saturday night
about 9 p. m. and charged with the
- possession of non-tax paid whiskey
for the purpose of sale. It 'was
the fourth dime he had been
caught He waived hearing and is
' out on $300 bond for appearance in
the September term of County
court . -"--v-.yyf 4.
v -1 Pr'fr' i
- . I . .- '
Neal Ross, about 60. a eezro ens
cloved for many, years by J. D
San.' in of Beulavllle, died Tuesdavi
of l. -t prostration. He bad worked
aU r v before be was overcome
- n t e i- aeLHe moved to Duplin
' . Cows; 'f i nty year ago, and was
.. ' known e an exc ant mm. hand,
r V se examiner, l
toiinces he will
e-ry FrL' -y
DR. J. W. WILLIAMS "
atlon of them a phenomonon
similar to the aurora borealis, per
haps. -.- .
Or. Williams uses a (thermometer
of the maxima-minima type, which
shows the highest and lowest tem
peratures in any given twenty-four
hour period. You might like to
know that on only two days during
the month hasthe mercury dipped
below 90, and the number of days
It has climbed .above 400 is start
ling. So now we have the hottest
July on record following too closely
the highest June on record and
August, traditional month of tor
rid beat, is upon us. Oh, well, it
can't be too long until winter.
B. Umsfead Will
ians, dancers and other folk artist?,
some of whom will participate in
the Folk Festival to be held in
Kenansville on Sept, 1313. . . Mr,
Lunsford, Faison and Susie Smith
will direct the afternoon activities.
Whether you wish-to participate or
not the puouc is invited as ls will
be a part of the Reunion promm
That night an old fashioned square
r- rAT ZZZi
gymnasium.' . The ' afternoon ' and
night sessions are open to all, whe-
tner uey attend tne morning sef
sionotjBot. i( , i.v; ' -
, All descendants of John Gradv
and James Outlaw are invited to
attend and-bring a well filled bas
ket The Reunion this year prom
ises to be one of the largest hell
since the first gathering in 1030
when more than 5,000 people at
Mrs. E. F. Chestnutt
Injuredi In Vreck :
On Saturday c
Mrs.' Emily Frederick Chestnutt
of Wilmington was admitted to
James-sWalker Memorial Hospital
In Wilmington Saturday afternoon
due to Injuries she received in an
accident when she pulled out from
Graham Chestnutt's Store about 2
miles north of Magnolia on High
way. 117 into the path of a Cadillac
occupied by Mr. and Mrs. P. K.
Gravely and colored chauffeur,
John Henry Bullock, all of Rocky
Mount Mrs. Chestnutt received
head Injuries ' but regained con
sciousness before being carried by
ambulance ' to ' the hospital ; for a
thorough check-up. -She was expect
ed to be released from the hospital
on Sunday. .-. '
Treated and released from Golds-
I'boro hospital were the colored
chauffeur ana mr. ana Mrs. uravet
ly. The chauffeur asd Mr. Grave
ly suffered lacerations and bruis
es of the legs. :
Mrs. Cnestnutrs car -was struck:
In the right rear side by the 1948
Cadillac touring sedan driven byftiauea. - , ,
the colored chauffeur. The tobacco
factory man and his wife were seat
ed in the rear 01 tne car. , jurs.
Chestnutt was alone. 5 ' k
.. Patrolman W, F. Proctor estimat
ed damages to the 1948 Chevrolet
at $60p and to the Cadillac at $850.
' Mrs. Chestnutt will be charged
with careless driving it Is reported
by Proctor. , . 1
Revoked For OAVI
' Two men bad their .driving llcen
ses suspended in County Court this
week for operating an auto while
intoxicated. Calvin Spearman of
Rose Hill charged with drunken
driving and careless and reckless
driving, was found guilty and sen
tenced to six months. The sentence
was suspended and he was put on
food bebavief for 12 months snd
fined $100 and costs, with his driv
ing license revoKea. we appeauta
tn Sunerlor Count Wm. Grady, 20.
of Kenansville, was found guilty
of operating while drunk, given a
four months', sentence sr en
with a year it r -el t; , t
license was 1 mcit 1 for a ;
and he was fined $100 and CtMui.
; v, -,w , ' :
They told him it couldn't be done.
With a smile, he went right to it.
He tackled the thing that couldn't
be done t
And couLLi't it. -
Some of the mountain musicians may te nere mpumbbb """
TiirNriiMta in Eastern Nnrth Carolina's first Folk Festival. A leuer I
from Mr; Lunsford this week says plans are shaping up for a very ) men gone out, one on either
successful Festival. He sounds optimistic. Reports are beginning u ; .aWftfthe car. The tracks lead In
come Into. the Times offices Indicating strong interest in DuP"114. the direction of the store. The
newest entertainment project.
, Duplin Folk Festival
(Editorial by Henry Belk In the Goldsboro News-Arjus)
;,. Good Qld Duplin has done it again. . ;. .
She has scheduled the first Eastern North Carolina Folk Festival
for Kenansville September 12 and 13. ' " '
Bascom 'Lamar Lunsford, the minstrel of the Appalachians, will
stage the Duplin festival. Lunsford is a man of international reputation
in folk festivals. He organised the first one in Asheyille. The Uni
versity of North Carolina got Interested and arranged for him to stage
ono there t . . v . y ' i
Western' North Caroline; has been searched over e: -V year for
many, years for folk songs and ballade. The idea has fc-jffJ up that
the folks of remote coves and valleys on the mounUlnsiiave preserved
the old ballads more than anywhere else. Some "f the songs found in
the mountains are traced directly back to England, lnpe-Colonlal days.
Wehope that the Duplin festival will attract people who know
songs particularly local to Easter h. North Cafblin.' The Coast country
and its isolation should be able, to produce ballads that are just as Old
as sow we sons 01 ine botb(w. sjiJ- a
BaplnraiK --fAMUmitinBm aPWetto.ne presented-
Rev; BopVallcte;,Corcmunily llalive,
Will Preach Af Voodland Dedication
Jtev. Boyce Wallace of the wood
land community will preach tue
dedication sermon for the new
church sign at Woodland Method
ist Church Sunday morning at 11
o'clock a. m. - . m
Mr. Wallace is a member of the
Snow Hill FreeWill Baptist Church
and, a Ministerial student of the
Frees WiU Baptist College of
Nashville, Tenn. Before entering
Cubin In II. C.
'Little White House'
If Adlal Stevenson is elected
President is November, the Lit.le
White House, the favorite retreat
of whatever President Is in office
may be a log cabin In North Caro
lina, v- 'r .7-?: ' ' " ' . . ,
The W cabin is the home of his
Heter, Mrs. Ernest IvesofSouern
Pines wno may -no oiiici- mu.
House Hostess if the Governor ft
Tne Illinois goveruur umiu.
hv the Democrats has visited Mr.
and Mr. Ives in the last few years
at their log caMn on their Paint
Hill farm. :;--, '
The cabin is not the rustic type
of the pioneers. Its been fixed up
into a tasteful home of three or
far mom. and is filled with an-
Ives is a retired State depart
ment carser man. His wife, a tan,
brown-haired woman in her 50's
has helped him at social functions
tn Aimea, Turjcey; ireiana ana
South America. She also has been
he brother's hostess in the gov
pernor's mansion at Springfield, 111.
She is president of tne Moore
County Historical Society.
Stevenson also has visited in the
Statesville area where he has rela
tives. . .j--. 4 '; if t.. I
Ovaier Hurt As II
' Flave Mercer of Beulavllle was
burned about the face and hands
as a burner exploded in his to
bacco barn on Saturday night The
barn caught fire rapidly and was a
total loss. Water had apparently
got in the fuel and he Jud shut the
burners off. When they had cool
ed, he cleaned the burners and re
lit them. One exploded, as he was
trying, to get t started. ,
; 1W Whaley' barn ws bume.1
r't irday night in' Beulavllle.
: . a ' Q uinn's -. barn near Sa
r . was burned some time ago.
On Friday night, tobacco belonging
to Arthur Graham was burned up
In a V t barn belomlng to Ander
son . . p4 In B.-'-ooMa. The
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NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1952.
the Ministerial field of service, he
was a member of the armed fore
es. ' ,
The large church sign was giv
en by the Family of Mr. and Mri.
Herman Williams and their child
ren in loving memory of a member
of the family. '
The public is cordially Invited.
The sign will be dedicated
close of the sermon..
W. H. Helton To 6
W. H. Helton of Burgaw has been
appointed the new coach and teach
er of social studies for Kenans
ville High Schooh ; He has been
teaching at Long Creek-Grady
School in Pender County. He is
married and has one child. His
wife is also a teacher. ' Mr. Z. W,
Frazelle, Principal of the school,
says that Mr. Helton will need a
hree room furnished or uniurn.
teachers anoointed for
the elementary grades include
Reverend Lauren Sharpe. Mrs.
. Rrlnlnn ; , Mm. Phil
Kretsch and Mrs. George Penney.
Man Tried Monday
Jasper Williams of Gllsson
Township, who was convicted for
public drunkenness, and using pro
fane and abusive language, and
fined $10.00 and costs in the J. P.
Court on Monday, was picked up
on a capias issued by Wayne coun
ty authorities on Thursday on
worthless check charge. - He posted
bond and said he would straighten
out the matter. .-iv:
Two stills were destroyed by law
enforcement officers during the
week. On Monday, July 21, Dick
Kisner, Constable at Magnolia
destroyed a still of one barrel cap
acity near the town. ? .
On Tuesday, July 22, Deputies
W. O. Houston, .N. V. Boone and
R. M. Byrd found a still in Wolf
scrape township of six barrel cap
city, submarine type, and des
troyed it , Neither sulk was in op
eration at the time of discovery.
For Grcud :3
-Thrtfty's, Warsaw's newest store,
opened for ' Business - on rnaay,
July 25.- They did an amazins vol
ume of -business and -many of
their bargains were sold' out com
pletely. Mrs. Margaret Garlty is
the attractive manager. She is a
graduate Of B. F. Grady srnml
and bis bad six years exeri -,, 5
- np. sing.. Her V 1 1, I
Democrats Natrie Illiriois
. 1 . , 1
Finger Prints Left
In Holland's Store
Robbery Wed. A.M.
Sheriff Ralph Miller and Mr. Sat-
Merfield from the S.B.I. inveatlgat-
jlng the robbery at Holland's Ser
vice Station and Grocery Store
'Wednesday, found a good set of
finger prints on a piece of quarter
round that had been pried off the
' door and thrown in the weeds. The
rbreak evidently took place late
Jate Tuesday night or early. Wed
nesday morning. The filling sta
tion - Is at Carlton's Crossing be
tween Magnolia and Warsaw. It
'had rained during the night, and
there -was a patch of dry ground
. nili am a ' Mat hal kaan itt tr rn
a dirt ' road leading to Johnson s
. . . . ehnu,.j tuot t,
window. glass of the door had beun
broken out. The thieves evidently
gained entrance oy using a crow
bar; About $80.00 worth of cig
arettes' are missing.
Lacy F. Weeks
-Lacy Weeks, Duplin's Farm Ag
ent since 1944, wni lea) the ser
vices of Duplin County Tils week
and Vernon H. Reynolds, assistant
County Agent will be promoted to
inc. wi piace. ,
Weeks wlU Jo. W,Raleighwhe!!iet
htf 'WlU. become diixtfjor of, fieii
service for Tobasso AssochttsoL. a
ntui-proflt organization formed t
promote the exportfcig of flue-eured
tobacco. He will , succeed M. A.
Morgan, who resigned to become
Mies supervisor for the Smithfieid
Tobacco Board of Trad. Weeks will
nave his headquarters, in Raleign
but will spend most of his time,
traveling through tobacco areas ex
Dr. And Mrs. Willis
The town of Kenansville welcom
ed our new doctor and his wife at
a community party held in the
lodge building Wednesday night.
In the receiving line with Dr. and
Mrs. Robert Willis were newcom
ers to the community, Mr. and Mrs.
Phil Kretsch, Mr. and Mrs. George
Penney, and Mrs. Z. W. Frazell3.
the bride of the popular principal
of the Kenansville school who will
move here next week.
It was an informal homey var-i
fty that the townspeople gave, one
in whlcn everyone cooperaiea. ran
reception was combined with tat
hospitable custom, an old-fashioned
pounding. All kinds of welcome
gifts were offered by the commun
ity, coffee. Jams, and Jellies, veg
etables, soap and soup, almost any
thing you can think of.
The guests were greeted at the
door by Mr. and Mrs. O. P. John
son. Outside the building Mayor
imiu Brmeon and Faison McGowan
tank charca af the sifts. Mr. and1
Mrs. Emmett Kelley introduced the
people to Dr. and Mrs. Willis and
tne otner new residents 01 n.eun--ville.
Tlx; guest book was in charge
of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Grady. Dur
ing the eyentag, music was played
by Mrs. Louise Mitchell and Mrs.
Lauren Sharpe.. Mrs. Caroline Ga
vin and Mrs. A. T. Outlaw poured
punch. Helping serve were Mrs.
Co lan Holland, Mrs. Florence Car
rie, Miss Florin Currie, Mrs. Alton
Newton, Mrs. Leo Jackon and Miss
Barbara Mitchell. . : t
The pounding table was in chargs
of Mayor and Mrs. Amos Brinson
and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wallace. The
hall wis attractively decorated, by
a oommlttet consisting of Mrs. El
lery Guthrie, Mrs. Louise Mitchell,
MrsX Caroline Gajrin, Mrs. Colah
Holland and Mrs. Florence Currie.
Annd-bve were said to Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Ingram and Master
Charles Ingram. The delicious re
freshments were furnished by the
entire population of the town. .
Trestrinf At Duke
"Uttle Rita Summer, age 8, daw
vhtonnf Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Sum
nter is again receiving treatment
in. Duke hospital- This is the sec
ond, operation to b performed on
her legs. The doctors report a
ctmilor' ease is unheard of and
Pita is' making medical b'T.
He is responding fa' ' y-
-e treatment and I- ;e.-.
. e. ' ;
feted In Party Given
eoantle; $4.00 outside till
Keep On Look Out
By V. H. Reynolds
Horneworms are causing serious
Party Standard Bearers
Duplin County. Farmers who sti'llje lost because families
F ' Imnur nKnut rlaiminff hAnMl
have tobacco in the field should
be on the lookout for worms and
poison them when they are small
Some fields have been completely
destroyed by hornworms in the last
Recommendations for control of
hornworms on large tobacco are
the following: TDE or DDD 10
dust at a rate of 30-40 pounds per
acre. iTDE.or DDD Spray: use ef
, vng, nr nnn Snrav: use ef I
iona j water, W
1 pound '
I pound '
- control v
worms are 8iiv
Alrolane dusting -spraylng
jhas not been very satisfactory ex
I cept in large fields, or fields that
have no obstruction in them.
Do Not Use Toxaphene:
Toxaphene leaves odor on tobac
co and buyers probably will not
buy the tobacco if they find toxa
phene odors on It.
v V. H. Reynolds
Assistant County Agent
In Area Over
Raleigh. July 28 Duplin,
Greene, Pitt, and- Lenoir counties
are among 35 counties of the State
to reach or pass paving goals in
the $200,000,000 rural road bond
The State Highway Commission
has reported that 11,448 miles of
paving, 95.4 per cent of the 12,-000-mile
goal set for the Stale as
a whole by Governor Scott had
been completed on June 30.
An additional 15.571 miles. 44.43
per cent of the stabilization quota,
were in au-weatner condition.
Individual reports announced for
the counties in this area are;
Greene 128.3 .'miles paved
against a goal of 69.8 miles: 198.0
miles stabilized against a goal of
Lenoir 160.9 miles oaved
against a goal of 184.1 miles; 358.3
miles stabilized against a goal of
Duplin 218.2 : miles saved
against a goal of 178.7 miles; 226.7
miles stabilized against a goal of
It's An III Wind
It might be hard to see how
anything good could come out of
the intense beat wave, the relent
less schorching heat that has taken
its toll of man and beast and crops
during these past weeks. But
something good did come out of it.
No. 'we wont benefit here in Ken.
ansville, but the girls in Raleigh
will. Air conditioning has been
ordered for the s entire Capitol
Building. And it's rumored that
before long every State building
will be likewise made comfortable
for those who have to work in
them. Who knows? Maybe one
day, well have the offices la Ken
ansville air-eon (itloned, too - as
weu as an tne to right now,
t opm a e" -1 cevoMly
per year in Dnplin and adjoining
area in N.
JOHN J. SPARKMAN
With the approach of the
ondary anniversary of the
new Social Security Actt N. A. Avera,
Manager of the Wilmington social
security office, Varned that many
lump-sum death payments would
know about claiming benefits prom
ptly. The 1950 amendments. Increased
the number of workers insured by
social (security nationwide from
40 million to over 62 million.
Mr. Avera points out since most
people who work for a living are
now insured that a lump-sum death
benefit would almost invariably be
oavable at the death of such a
However, many families 01
' , ' "
iMi-lceasear workers .do noteknow
npt paymentst of Ittnip-su ben
and have not applied for them.
lump-sum payment may be
de only if the application is filed
hin two years of the workers'
There will be an Ice cream social
at Alberteon Chapel Church of Je
sus Christ of Latter Day Saints, on
Saturday evening, August 2nd. be
ginning about 7 o'clock. Sand
wiches, cakes, pie, etc. will be
served also, mease Dear in mina
that the Social will be held at the
new church site on highway 11.
Proceeds will go to the building
Warsaw Minister To
The Rev. Jerry MeMiillan New-
bold, Jr., pastor of the First Pres
byterian Church in Warsaw left
Monday for onapei Hin lor a
week's intensive study in the man
agement of Institutions caring for
Later, with Mrs. Newbold, ie
will go to Monticello, Arkansas
where he will assume duties as
the Superintendent of the Pres
byterian Orphanage there.
Rev. Newooia is tne son 01 mr,
and Mrs. Jerry McMullan Newbold,
Church street, Wilmington.
All Branch Banks Are
Did you know that all the Branch
Banks in Duplin County are air
conditioned for your convenience?
Drop in and find out it is danger
ous to get too hot 1 and even the
temporary relief may save you from
" ARTHUR WILLIAMS IN
CHICAGO Sgt Arthur C.
Williams of Route 2, Beulavllle,
N. C, is participating in "Opera
tion Signpost," the exercise geared
to put the air defenses of the Unit
ed States on an operational basis.
He is a member of the Army's
5lst . Anti-Aircraf t Artillery Bri
gade which guards the Chicago
Detroit area..;'.;:, :i WT " I
The brigade is working with the
Civilian Ground Observer Corps
IGGOC) and with Canadian air de
fense forces during the July 19 28
Sergeant ' Williams ' entered the
Army - in November 1951 and - is
now serving as a cannoneer in Bat
tery B, 711th AAA Gun Battalion, a
part of tne 01st Bngaae. , .
' He holds the Kean Preside!
tal Unit Embl"n, i arean Servir
Jiprtsil with fiv at-
PRICE TEN CENTS
By Helen Caldwell Cushman
The Convention was auite a sh nw
The show is over and now fhe can
didates wno emerged from the
Democratic Convention g&t down
to business that of winning the
election in November. There was
confused and spectacular slmo.
gle for the nomination, a struggle
to set the dominant pharaptpr nf
the party. On the left was the lib
eral wing, the defenders of the
New Deal-Fair Deal faith, lead by
young Franklin Roosevelt, Jr. Av-
cicu narnman, HUDert Humphrey
and Estes Kefauver, with Sena'or
Blair Moody as Chairman of The
Hifl Committee backing them
up. Blair Moody has only been a
Democrat since ADril. 10,51 On
the right was a Southern hlnc
composed of two factions the un
reconstructed Dixie-Cra's lorf hv
Gov. James Byrnes of South Car
olina, John Battle of Virginia and
oenawjr narry Byrd, the progres
sive faction was led by Richard
Russell, John Sparkman and Rus
sell Long of Louisiana! In between
these two exiremes was a large
middle-of-the-road group who were
Interested primarily in finding a
man who could beat Eisenhower.
And In the final essence It was
the coalition of this middle group
with the progressive Southern
bloc that helped nominate Adlai
Stevenson and John Sparkman
a ticket that should do much to
heal the wounds of the bitter
wrangling. Stevenson is definitely
more conservative than Harry Tru
man and so is Eisenhower.
All those to whom we have talk
ed seem to like the ticket are
enthusiastic about the ticket. Sev
eral prominent Democrats who had
said that they would vote for a
Republican if Truman, were nomin
ated, now say they are all for Stev-'
enson. Well, North Carolina can
lay some claim to him his fore
bearers came from North Carolina
as did those of Vice-President Baik
ley and Richard Russell who are
all related. And the name of
Sparsjman is a prominent one in
eastern North Carolina, and in
Pender County. Miss Elizabeth
Sparkman who taught in Kenans
ville for, many years was from
Pender County. If any of our
readers, can trace the relationship
of Senator John Sparkman to our
North Carolina Sparkmans, ws ,
would be delighted.
And what of these men who will
be the standard bearers of the
Democrats in November, what qua
lifications do they have for the of
fice, what of their background,
Governor Adlai (and that Is pro
nounced Ad-lay) Ewing Stevenson
is a member of a family whose
roots go to tBs pre-Revolutlonary
days. He was chosen to lead the
party after a brief but spectacular
career as a reform Governor as
were two other Democratic Presi
dents, Grover Cleveland and Wood
He has a reputation for Incor
ruptibility so towering as to earn
him the nickname of "Sir Galahad.'
He is known as a moderate liberal.
emphatic about clean government,
and In favor of the Administration a
present course in foreign affairs.
He is impressive in the important
campaign medium of television. He
Is five feet ten, 52 years old, has
blue eyes, a far-receding hairline
and warm smile.
He was born in Los Angeles, Feb.
5, 1900, where his father was an
executive of the Hearst newspap
ers. He was named for his grand
father, who was Vice President of
the United States during Cleve
land's Administration. The family
moved back to Bloomlngton, 111.,
where his mother's family owned
a newspaper. His father became
State Secretary of Illinois. He
went , to Choate and to Princeton,
and attended Harvard Law School
for two years.
He left to become an editor of
the Daily Pantagraph, and then re
turned to law school, graduating
from Northwestern University in
tEvanston. After passing the bar
examination in 1926. he entered a
leading law firm In Chicago.
He married Ellen Borden, heiress
to the milk company fortune and
had three sons. Adlai. III. Borden
and John Fell. He was summoned
to Washington by President Roose
velt to formulate the New Deal in
wis. He was special counsel ts
the Agricultural Adjustment Ad
ministration. His experience in
foreign affairs began in 1943 when
he led a mission to Italy to plan
occupation polices. He was an as
sistant to Secretaries of State Ed
ward Stettinius and James Byrnes.
He was a representative to the
San Francisco United Nations Con
ference. 'When he returned to Chicago,
his friends backed him as a 'clean
up candidate, and he was nominat
ed for Governor with Paul Douglas,
then a Professor of Economics, be
ing named for Senator. They were
swept into office by the largest -plurality
in the 'history of the
state. His administration stamped
out gambling, lopped 1,300 political .
jobs off the state payroll, put 500
state police jobs under the merit
system, increased State aid to lo
cal schools. Improved state raadt.
utility reguiatlsn, and made much
more efficient state government
lie works all day, every day, oft
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