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By J.'R. GBADY
& niinlln Pmintv formpr f"2fllinv4- IT
? Alphin, Jr. of .Summerlin's Cross
! Roads. near ' Kenaiwvilje, turned
: inventor this summer and came out
wita at jeast a part 01 tne tobacco
farmer's dream.,; In this heavily
planted tobacco section farm Li
bor problems have been steadily
on the increase for the past sev
eral years., (Tobacco is one of the
most expensive crops the farmer
can produce ; and the overhead
cost nas snown a sieaay rise .'or
some time. Mr. Alphin, being a
tooacco planter, snowing the plan
ter's problems from experience
and being the county tax collec
tor, knowing their financial strug
gles, decided about two years ago
that it was time to do something
about it He set his head to the
task, sudying every angle of to
bacco housing on his own farm, and
this summer came up with a tobav
co housing machine that has every
potentiality of revolutionizing to
Mr. Alphin set about the task of
building the housing machine in
the late spring. He spent two
weeks at work on it in an old farm
building oa his plantation. Ho
worked at night as he had his
regular job of tax collecting dur
ing the day time. He would arrive
home from the county seat about
six o'clock, get a bite to eat and
go to his hide-away in all secrecy.
There be would work until the wee
hours of the morning. When cir
cumstances Would not allow him
to work in the early part of the
' night he would arise about three
o'clock in the morning and work
until tune for his job in Kenans
ville. Only two or three of his
t neighbors knew what he was doing.
U His wife - helped look ' after, the
. farm and . attended the country
store he operates while hia fam
ily of girls would do the house
hold chores and look after the cook
ing for Mrs. Alphin. His wife
1 worked in close harmony with Mr.
Alphin in studying and planning
the machine. His young son, John
Gilbert, a high school student,
was enthusiastic over what his fa
ther was doing and as 'youngsters
sometimes do, would pop up with a
bright juggettion rfor. hia father
from time to time. .
Except ior his son the
Mr- AlphiaoT was
Cot Sumtnerlin. who did ouitw
am quite ai
vbit of th welding. Another friend
,: Ivey Bawled of Ke'nansvllle, went
out one night and taught Alphin
how to weld and from there on he
did the rest of the Job alone.
The machine Is very simple. Af
ter putting it on paper Mr. Alphli
went to Goldsborawhere Dewey
' Brothers cut the necessary steel
to specifications. ' It is mostly a
steel frame with a canvas top. Mr.
Alphin says he will be able to out
It into commercial production at
prices the average tobacco farmer
is able to pay by next tobacco lea
son. ' Patent are now pending on
the completed job as Jt stands and
to add. ( "'"
The machine is a weird looking
object to ee moving down a tobac
co field. It moves at a snail-like
pace. From an auto on the highway
. you see a canvas covered plai
form in the middle of a tobacco
field with several DeoDle moving
- . - i
around on R as if they are at
work. Croppers and the tractor
driver cannot be seen below the
tobacco tops. On approaching it
w curajiieieu juu p. nnu """inmrketg which have been oparat
on other improvements he eraciSi?SS. ..a oi&vir
in the field one wonders Just wnz
S it la not breikine down the tobacco
utalks. When close enouKh for ob
Contiaued on Back Pare (Section I)
.'af ' ,f T Collector. f a ss
r , DK.dhant, who may be re
vt , Uig tobacco housing with
his invention of the Alphin Tobac
co I i" T.
i r-"s from Summer
.'v he ' lives
s a tore.
14 Pages Today
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The above pictures of -Gilbert
Alnhin's new invention, the Alphin
Tobacco Harvester. were taken .re
cently by Chas. Kraft Mt. wive
Photographer. Upper' 'left shows
the housing machine at worK n
the field. Standing to. the tight are
vernon Keynoias, jwuRim arm
Agent, next to the machine.. Wm.
MdPhail, Kenansvllle Agricultural
Ttaiclch OoenlnK day sales on
eight North Carolina Border Belt
(OOaVCO IIWimCiB WlVItuaj
in 8,044,491 pounds selling for an
average of $53.82 per hundred, i
The V. S. and N. C. Departments
of Agriculture reported the fig-
ures. They comparea wwn t,uof
487 pounds selling for an average
of $49.31 on last year's opening
; The nelt'a 11 South Carolina
log since July 28th, sold 2,157,530
pounds Monday averaging $58.03
inn miihw aiiiiv Aauu. auiu niv t ww
nr nunarea. ?
.Better quality leaf and somewhat
higher average prices prevailed af
opening sales on tne aortn carouna
According to the U. S. and N. C,
Departments of Agriculture, aver-
age prices on severa. of the mar-
ket ranged between $40 and $54
per hundred pounds, compared .o
last year's opening average of
$4.ai. . : ,, ! - k.
,: Monday's North Carolina ; mr.
ket prices, as well a those on the
11 South Carolina markets held to
& Alphin. '.,
i His it
is living i fcUOlivo at. a ripe old
age, well in his nineties., Gilbert
takes after his father's Inventive
genius. The . ewer Aipnin ui
number of patents to, his credit
See story on this p;e.
Teacher and Gilbert B. Alphin, Jr,
inventor and maker. On the left
will be seen John Gilbert Alphin,
son of the inventer. Seated almost
6a ground level are four croppers
and In the center the canvass ele
vator being loaded with leaves at
It takes them" to the second plat
form. On the platform are loop-,
ers and banders. Benina me eie
j . a-?: i .i
about the same levels as last Fri
day's South Carolina prices. ' '
5 (The denaftment's repovt said
that leaf and cutters held firm.
lugs strengthened and low and fair
primings and .nondescript weak
ened.. .' ':,
Bulk of Monday's leaf on the
North . Carolina markets sold for
prices ranging between $40 and
$69 during early sales. Practical
(op price was $70, 'with some bas
Superior Court Here August 25th.
. Charlie Ukhohon Case On Docket
Superior Court will convene
here on Monday August 25th with
Judge John J Burney of Wilming
ton, presiding. A two week term
will be held. v
i As far as the Times is able to
earn the case asainst Charlie Ni
cholson, former Deputy Sheriff,
wui be tried. r -r- ;:!- ,
.Jurors called for the term of
court are as follows: j . , -v;
First week: ' Alton' Dan, J. J.
Brown. William B. Price. Jno. A.
Stallings, Adrian S. Bostic, Luby
Tadlock, C. H. WelU. Jno. T. WeU,
S. C. . Jones. A. J. Outlaw, Fenne'l
LBrown, Jasper Houston, J. Camer
on Stroud. Perry u. Grady, S. C.
EIUs. Adrian Dail. Ralph Merritt.
Herman H. Quinn, V. H. Brewer.
C,;H. CaudeU, M. L. Outlaw, Jr.,
L. H. Bradshaw, Jr., James A.
Savage, C. D. Aycock, J. R. Tay-
27 Scouts And Tyo
Tuscarora Co-jncil At 37th Anniversary
Order Of ArrovAt Miami, Ohio University
Nearly 1.500 Boy Scouts and Ex
nlarers. all honor camners from 3!l
states wiu attend tne 37tn anni
versary, meeting of the Order of
the Arrow, Boy scouts ol Ameri
ca, at Miami University, Oxford.
Ohio, from Aug, 28 to 31. y
Tuscarora Council will be repre
sented at this meeting by 27 Scouts
and two adult leaders. . The lead
ers will be E. G. Pyatt of Dudley,
who-is the local Order of the Ar
row ; Advisor. and - Mr. -. Willie.
Thompson,' scoutmaster or. xtoop
57. Goldsboro.' The local contin
gent wul travel oy cnarcerea dub,
leaving Goldsboro on. August zs.
General Levrts B. Hershey," Na
tional Director of Selective Ser
vice will address the conclava on
Friday afternoon. Aug. 29.
The Order of the Arrow his 43.-
000 members in 429 Local sty
Scout' Councils. Its members are
selected bv fellow campers as. those
" to exemplify-the Scout Pro-
! T v in their dailyuve;
j ates ' afr the three-day
of follow-" x inspira-
u..,i i learning' wiu represent
bout i jo Local Boy scout toun
ells. The meeting features color
H In 5 "sn ceremonials. There win
iST" ""r activMes sd small
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NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 1952. 'SSSJvSilJmffS. c.;Ds!oo iff'cf
Upssc Eonsslmig h
vator is the tractor on which the
harvester is mounted.
Upper right you see the harvest
er as- it1 move- -, between tobacco
rows. ; You will note one row of
tobacco la left out to make room
for the tractor' harvester.
Lower left is a rear view showing
nanders and loopers at work and
attached to the rear of the' plat
kets going as high as $71. ,
The following prices by grades
were reported by the agencies on
both North Carolina and Souf.h
Cutters: Fair lemon $70 low
lemon $68; lugs: fine lemon $70,
good lemon, $70Nlair lemon $66,
fair orange $56, low lemon $48, low
orange $49; primings; good lemon
$64 fair lemon $56, fair orange
$56, low orange $33; nondescript.
lor, Geo. W. Sumner, D. E. Evane,
E. N. Baker, W. M. Baits, L. K. Al
derman, Walter Rhodes, . Johnnie
Benson, Paul Johnson, Stephen
Ray Murphy, Ira C. Harper. Ed
F. Grady, C. E. Whitfield, Adell.
Cavenaugh, Percy Albro Maready.
Second week: J. Howard Cottle,
T. S. Brock, Roland James, Jno. A.
Harrell, Armenius J. Carr, C. C.
Stephens, Jesse Brock, Arthur Ap
ple, M. "G. Smith, Eddie Rhode,
Will Whaley, Glanton Holland, Wil
liam H. Register, P. D. Fussell, C.
L. Brown, Troy Willams, L. R.
James; Norman Smith, Lewis Ray
West, J. W. Harrison, Major Lewis
Price, H. H. Quinn. R. B. Edward,
Jr., D. L. Cole, J. K. Blanchard,
Matt Blackburn. Owen Whaley,
Russell Whitfield, Weils Thomas,
'::-.. ;:,;.',..', S'.,V-;?.. .
Leaders To Represent
uled for Saturday evening, ' Aug.
30. .;r., :'.
Addressing the opening session
Friday afternoon will be H. Lloyd
Nelson of Burlington, N. J., Chair
man of the 'National Order of the
Arrow Committee: James R. Mont-
i - v in.. tm . -t'
gomery mi jmoxvuiv, lean., na
tional Conference' Chief and Jack
Hoel, Chief of the host lodge at
Hamilton, Ohio. J. Richard Wilson
of New York la National Secretary-
Other speakers include Robert
L. Bllllngton, Regional Scout Ex
ecutive of Region comprising
Ohio, Kentucky -and West Virginia;
Wea H. Klusmann, National Direc
tor of Camping and Activities of
.. , .- 'A -- ' -1
the Boy scouts of America and V.
Urner Goodman, who founded the
Order, in 1919 at Treasure Island,
.. .. ' S . . ' - - .... , ..! f J .
the Philadelphia Boy Scout Camp
on the Delaware Rlvef. : j'r.'Cj-1-
man vwas .iSmrmerlyt. Natio l"It
rector, of - Program of tuo.'Boy
' -'bisimgulshVa? Service-Awards
will be presented and Indian dan
ces will, be demonstrated at the
closing session, Sunday morolng,
Auaust iU -.
form is a tobacco duster.
Lower right the harvester is
backed up to the ban and s:icks
of tobacco being parsed into to
hangers. Note the birn ooenins
al rJlatforro level. This .tame
scene will be observed as dry tobac
co is being taken out and at the
pack house when it is being unload
ed from harvester. . j
' Duplin's Sheriffs' office report-
ed arather aulet week end Nmue
. r "
m iuue importance was lorthcom
tag. Deputies Oscar Houston and
Norwood Boone picked up a couple
of Negro bootleggers In Rose Hill
Saturday afternoon. Junius Wells
was arrested with 9 one-half-gallons
of moonshine liquor and Eli
jah Perry was caught with less
than a pint. Both had. reputa
tions for bootlegging. They were
given bearing and bound over to
Announce Compejifive Examinations For
Post Master Place Jn Kenansville
An open competitive examination
to fill the vacancy in the position
of. postmaster in this city has been
announced by the United States
Civil Service Commission at the
request of the Postmaster General.
In order to De eiigioie for tne ex
amination, an applicant must be a'
ciusen oi, or owe allegiance to, tne
United Sjtates; we must have actual
ly resided within the delivery of
the nost office for which, the ex-
lamination to held, or within the
my or town wnere sacn omce is
situated, for. at least 1 year im
mediately preceding the date fixed
for the close of receipt of appli
cations; must be In good physical
condition; and must be within the
prescribed age limits. The compe
tition Is open to both men and wo-men.V'-..v.-'V
tinder the terms of an Act ol
Congress, approved June 25, 1938,
tha Civil Service Commission will
certify the names of the hlchest
three Qualified eligible r to the
Postmaster General who shall
rhereoD. submit the name of the one
selected to the President for nomi
nation. . Confirmation by the Sen
ate is th final action. .
lAppUcants will be reoulred io
assemble in an . examination room
for written tests, and will afco be
rated on their education, business
or professional experience, general
qualifications and suitability. Tba
Civil- Service Commission 1 will
make an impartial lmfulry among
representative patrons of the office.
both men and women, concerning
tne experience, aomty, and charac
"t U eachapplicawt,' d hjjvl.1
. thus sweure wmi 1 a, consld
1 fat determinii ; the taUnM to
, aisvfvied to thePr,pliant" , Tt
i. niKilo.a-is.noti. t .ted-in.t.if
viO, religious, or fraternal af-1
.iaions f any appucant. .3 .
Full information and application
form may be obtained at the post
c ' "o in this city, or from the Unit-
Thieves Steal So feContaining Money
Boy Carter To Head Duplin fund
Raising Campaign for luscarora Scouts
By Paul Barwlck i
Roy Carter, Wallace, has heen
appointed chairman of Duplin
County's fund raising campaign for
Tuscarora Boy Scout Council wn:n
will be conducted from September
1-15. Edgar Pollock has been ap
pointed chairman of Warsaw's
drive. H. B. Kornegay is chair
man of Calypso's campaign with
Robert Holt supervising Albertson's
drive. Chairmen for Faison, Rose
Hill, Kenansvllle and Magnolia will
be named at a later date.
J. E. Belton principal of War
saw Negro Schools, will conduct
the Negro drive in Duplin Coun
These men will be assisted by
prominent men in each community
who will contact citizens who wish
to make a financial contribution to
wards meeting the 1952-53 Tuscar
Rev. Stephen Smith And His Children
Are Coming To Duplin Next Sunday
At Snow Hill Church In The Morning
Long Distance was calling tnc
Duplin Times office this week.
When we answered a very familiar
voice on the oiher end wanted to
know how everybody in Diplin
was getting along. The voice was
that of Hev. Stephen Smith of
Middlesex, formerly of Beula -
ville, and now Superintendent of
the Middlesex Free Will Baptist
Orphanage. Stephen says no mat
ter how far he may get from Du
plin his heart will always be here.
He is paying a vis.it to Duplin
Sunday. August 10th. He will
bring along a group of children
from tne oipnanage ana wiu lane
part in programs at two Free Will
Baotlst Churches in the county. At
Sara Joiner, Times
Mrs. Sarah Joiner of Warsaw
Duplin Times Warsaw correspon
dent and writer of the popular
Tim feature 'Sarah Joiner's Col
umn' was pleasingly surprised this
umu when she received a letter
from Jim Whitfield, State New
Editor of the News and Observer.
Incidentally Jim Is a member of the
DuDlin-Wayne - Lenoir Whitfield
families and has a warm interes
ln Va 8"! on I nthis
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July 29, 1952
Dear Mrs. Joiner:
I read the columns thoroughly in
the Times and enjoyed them 1m
mensely. Since my work Is con
fined strictly to the activities of
people I've been in newspaper
work since I wore knee pants
your columns are about the stuff
that life is made of. Nothing if
more Interesting than people and
situations in life that shape ther
destiny. And one pQint we all re
alize a person's destiny is not
the result of his thinking, but rath
ed States Civil Service Commission,
Washington 25, D. C. Applications
must be on file in the office cf
the Commission at Washington 25,
D. C, not later than the closing
date specified at the head of the ex-
'Minstrel " of the Appall-
chlana', Bascom Lamar Lunsford,
left .and one of hia favorite banjo
pickers, Geo. Pegram or Western
i Carolina, Pegram has won
(' .: .X -tA t fir
.'1 vv I
The operating budget for Tus
carora Council has been set at $30,
007.40 for the fiscal year 1952-53
according to B. E. Bryan, Financial
Chairman of the Council. The
campaign is being conducted to
meet the budget adopted by the
Executive Board of Tuscarora.
At a meeting Tuesday night !n
Calypso, last minute plans for the
campaign and organizational set-up
for the Council were discussed.
According to Scout Executive
Bruce Boyer and Mr. Bryan, Paul
Barwick, of Mount Olive and Golds
boro News-Argus, has been appoint
ed publicity chairman of Tuscar
ora Council and will be assisted by
J. C. Newbould, Goldsboro, dur
ing the campaign.
eleven in the morning they will
be at the Snow Hill church and at
8 o'clock that evening they will
be at Bethelehem church in the
rountaintown section. Mr. Smith
will also take part in the program.
He says he wishes as many of hi3
1 menas wno can wm auena one oi
these two services.
Also on Sunday evening another
group of youngsters from tne or
phanage will give a concert at the
Sarecta Free Will Baptist Church.
They will be accompanied by their
leader, 'Miss Bonnie Farmer, a
ter to Moses Farme- who lived in
Kenansvllle for several years and
is a native of the Indian Springs
section of Wayne County.
er how he applies that thinking to
ward the betterment of mankind.
State News Editor
Pink Hill Barber Narrowly Escapes Death
When Awakened On A Burning Cot
Carlie Matthews, Pink Hill bar
ber was awakened from his slumb
ers early Saturday morning to
find his cot, on which he was sleep
ing was on fire.
Mr. Matthews, who has recent
ly moved his family to Clinton and
Major C. Ha Trueblood, Jr., Promoted
Attending Top-Level School In Alabama
The promotion to Lieutenant Col -
onel and immediate assignment to
the Air .Command and Staff School
of C. H. Trueblood. Jr., for the past
year commander of the 7Mth Air
craft Control and Warning Squad-,
ron. at Madera. California, was an-
nounced recently by Colonel James virllft. During their stay ln Mad
W. Andrews, commanding officer era, Colonel and Mrs. Trueblood
of the 28th Air Division, Hamilton
Air Force base. California.
Colonel Trueblood has gone to
Air University, Maxwell Air Force
Base, Montgomery, Alabama, where
he will attend the. top-level Corn-
mand and Staff School course,
' Colonel Trueblood is a native of
a nation-wide reputation among
followers of folk-lore for his out
standing ability of banjo picking
the old time favorites. Pegram is
'a find of Prof. Lunsford who will
PMCE TEN CENTS
I Local ABC officers and Lenoir
County ABC Board Supervisor
(Percy Bcyan Monday were track-
walked away with the Pink Hiil
ABC Store safe, containing about
$3,195 in cash, and 41 bottles of as
sorted liquor early Sunday morn
ing. Bryan estimated the time of the
take at between midnight and
He theorized that whoever rifled
the store, located in the heart of
Pink Hill, went down the mai:i
street of the town.
It appeared, he said, as If the
safe was rolled three blocks t
the stop light nearby and then was
given some other means of convey
ance. At the stop light was found
a push truck which probably was
used to roll the safe, he said.
He estimated the weight of the
safe at between 500 and 600 lbs.
The loss was discovered Sunday
morning by ABC Store Clerk Rom
Alphin who had come in to do
some work, Bryan reported.
s Whoever went into the stoi-J
cut the padlock off the front door
and prized the other lock, it was
New A&P Store
To Open In Warsaw
Front Page .... New A&P Store
The new and modern A&P store
in Warsaw will open about the nvd
die of August. Most of the shining
new fixtures are in place the re
frigeratin is being corroleted, and
staple stock is being moved into
the store near the Warsaw theatre.
Mr. Armstrong, the manager,
ys it will be one of the most up to
date shopping centers in Duplin
County. It is roomy and airy and
it will be a pleasure to shop thero.
The store is so large that there
may be employment for two addi
One innovation will be the new
display methods for vegetables and
fruit It will keep them fresh and
cool at all times, no matter what
Kenansville'LIon's Club will meet
Thursday night, August 14th in
stead of Wednesday night due -o
the district Masonic Meeting which
will be held here on Wednesday
wild comes back to Pink Hill cer
tain days a week to work, was
sleeping in his shop at the time.
When the paper carrier came oy
they saw smoke boiling from the
shop, but quick work saved every
thing but certain parts of his bed.
North Carolina. He served in the
European Theater of Operation -u-riog
world war II. He was cited
for distinguished service during
the Berlin Airlift as Air Traffic
Control Adviser to Major General
William Tunner. who directed tne
have been active in civic affairs.
Major Trueblood is the son of
Rev. and Mrs. C. H. Trueblood of
Seven Springs. Rev. Trueblood has
recently moved to the Springs
where he is pastor of Seven Springs
and Union Baptist Churches.
bring him' along "to show the way
xo otner oanjo picxers in East Car
olina's First Folk Festival to h
held 1 Kenan Memorial Auditor- :
nere on Friday and Saturday
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