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TWENTY TWO PAGES
Friday, Saturday, Septem
ber 12 and 13.
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VOL. 19. NO. 34.
. Twenty-nine cases were dispos
ed of In the first three days of a
two week criminal Superior Court
Calendar, with Judge John J. Bur
ney of Wilmington presiding, . In
Kenan sville this week.
With two cases of murder on
)the docket, one was disposed of on
Monday, when Graham Carroll Pic:
kett, Chlnqua-pln, -was convicted of
second degree murder and -sen
tencedto from twenty-five to thirty
: years in the state prison, x Pickett
; shot Cleo Hlghsmith to death in
an affray in Chinquapin June 1 of
this year when he fired a shot lnt
a house full of people while he
; was intoxicated and happened to
tilt the Highsmith woman. Pickett
' at present is in Duplin County Jail
where he will probably remain un
til this court session adourns, at
which time be will be taken to the
State Penitentiary In Raleigh, to
i begin serving his term, of sentence.
' ( Other cases disposed l of jparly
' this week are as follows:
lEarl Higgins, false pretense;
Prayer for judgement continued
i until October 8th. ,.'.....;'
t A. C. Iiockamy, speeding;- plead
guilty; fined fifty dollars and costs.
. Gus Jefferson, possession-of jn
tax ald whiskey for sale; Not guilty
verdict directed by the court. A
Thomas Gurganus, assault with
deadly weapon; plead guilty; sen-
tenced to six months on county
Thomas. Gurganus, operating au
tomobile while intoxicated; plead
not guilty; .found guilty by the
Jury and sentenced to six months
on county roads.;: if. f Xt
i Ernest Simmons, breaking, en
tering, and larceny; plead guilty,
; 12 months on county roads. ;
Haywood Sykes, larceny of au
L tomobile; not guilty. ,'
p.' Haywood Sykes; operating auto
I mobile while Intoxicated; not gull-
ty-....' ; r ..-...-.
Fhiianoer raison, penary, pieaa
guilty; four to five years in State
Prison! . " '' "
ILeslie Smith, Assault on Female,
(two counts), . guilty; 18 months
sentence in each case suspended
on five year good, behavior proba
tion plus COStS. ' ' iV
George Leach, possessing and
transporting non-tax paid whiskey
for sale; six months; county roads,
suspended on two years probation
phis a $100 fine." ; '-,
.Mordecai Wallace' possessing
(UinttnM oflL. Ba.;-sect. t
Year In Prison For Murdbr Of Vif e
; At noon, today, the Jury handed
down a verdict of guilty of Man
slaughter in the .-case of Ernest
Bright charged .with the murder
r of his wife last January. The Jury:
decision came after a fifty minute
deliberation and Judge Burney sen
tenced Bright to from eight to ten
years in State Prison. The at
torneys for the defendant immed
iately filed notice of an appeal to
the State Supreme Court, and the
case should come before that body
in October. - - -" - -v- '
BricM was charaed with havine
shot his wife on January ll of this
year in a tussie at tneir nome near
Magnolia. There were no witness
JACKIE BUTLEH, 12 'year old Ballad singer from Clinton who
vlll be one of the more than five hundred East Carolina Folk Lore
rtlsts who will perform on the stage of Kenan Memorial Auditorium
ere on Friday and Saturday nights, September 12 and 13.
' Ba scorn Lamar Lunsford of Turkey Creek, director of the Ken
nsville, Asheville, Chapel Hill and State Fair Folk Festivals, is letting
i grass grow under bis feet down here in East Carolna's grass roots
untry in his search forEast Carolina Folk Lore artists.- He is
rrlng county after county and every time he reports his findings
adds several more names to the list who say. they want to appear in
tern Carolina's First Folk Festival. . ' v
Section One Six Pages
To 30 Years In Prison
F, H. A. Teachers
Leaders Meet Here
To Discuss Plans
On Saturday.: August 23 Vocat
ional Horn Economics Teachers
and Presidents' of their Future
Homemakerf of America Clubs met
In th Keriansvl'le Home Econom
ics Department for an all day meet
ing on Saturday. Plans were made
for' District 4 Rally which will be
held In r the Kenan Memoral Au
ditorium on Saturday. Oct. 18r
Miss Mabel Lacy, State Home i
Economics adviser for this Dis
trict, met with the group which in
cluded Teacher Advisers and their
-officers' -representing the 'follow
ing schools in this district of elev
en counties: ! Miss Cornelia Quinn
of Beulaville, Miss Thelma Dilday
of B. Fl Grady, Miss Jean Pinner
of Wallace. Mrs. Kathleen Synder
of Warsaw." Mrs. Marlon Elkln of
Chinkapin, Mrs. Alma Phillips
of Trenton, Mrs. Clara Reld of
Rlchlands. Miss Mary E. Ridge of
Golds bo ro, Mrs. Agnes Gunter of
Lucama,' and Mrs.' Carolyn Outlaw
of KenansviUe. ' .!-HA r" "
And Carr Open
Smith brothers and, Carr, old
well known Wallace hardware firm
is opening today the new addition
to their firm. On U. S. Highway
117, northern end of town, they
are opening an appliance depart
ment with a full line of electrical
appliances. , They are featuring
the Wectin chouse line.1 Manv orlz-
es are . being offered and special
merchandise, bargain s during
Thursday, Friday", and Saturday.
Read thlr aftin this issue for de-
es and Bright claimed that in the
tussle the gun went off, fatally in
juring his wife. .
- He carried his wife to the home
of Dr. Matthews in Rose Hill, who
came out to the automobile to' ex
amine the woman and she died
shortly after he first saw her. The
shoU entered her body below the
left breast and came out near her
hip, thus indicating that it was not
fired directly at her, claimed the
defense. '. :
The state asked for a Second De
gree ' Murder or Manslaughter
Conviction to the charge of which
Bright plead not guilty. .
performance in the .'in' '
tmrlum tiipre on Fr!(
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, VERNON H. REYNOLDS ,
Vernon H. Reynolds, new County
Agent for Duplin County, who took
over the duties of his new Job
on August 1, succeeding Lacy
Weeks, who resigned to work with
Tobacco Associates Corporation,
is not a new comer to this area as
he has previously served for five
years as the assistant County Ag
ent. (A ' .
A native of Jones County. Mr.
Reynolds was educated in the Le
noir County Public Schools and
graduated from North Carolina
State College In 1946, with a B. S.
degree In Animal Husbandry. -
'After his graduation from State
College and prior to coming to
Duplin County, Mr. Reynolds ser
ved as Assistant County Agent in
Currituck County. v
A veteran of World War II, Mr.
Reynolds vervad with the U. S.
Army Ordinafte Section for forty
nWnthk' Twenty-months of his
army service ' was -., spent in the
otiiined on-4Uck ffajre teeofc D
Three .Year Old
Son Killed By
Father Last Week
Walter Thomas Hlghsmith, three
year bid ton of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
S. Hlghsmith of Wallace, was killed
Instantly on the afternoon of Au
gust 21,- when his father accident
ally knocked him down with his
truck in 'his yard.
Mr. Hlghsmith told authorities
that as he started to get into his
truck he had seen his son playing
over on the right hand side, sev
eral yards away, and that he had
walked around to get into the
truck and left.. The child evident
ly wfilked into the path of the truck
while his father was getting into
the other side when he couldn't
see him. ' - ' ' :-
No charges were preferred
(Funeral services were held last
Saturday at 3 p. m. at Wells Cha
pel Baptist Church and burial was
held there at the church cemetery.
The child is survived by his par
ents of Route 1, Willard; his pat
ernal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Louis-T. Hlghsmith; his maternal
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. W.
Williams of Autrjrville, Route 1.
Mrs. Pauline Sloan Johnson Is Hew Home
Demonstration Agent For Duplin County
Someone most be a smoke fiend.
A few weeks ado someone, broke
in a store at Carlton's Crossln
b etwee n ItyaeiioUa and Warsaw
and got a number of cartons of
eUrareties. " "
At the Gulf Stations in Magnol
ia operated by M. T. Tucker, an
intruder broke the glass of a half
Class door, entering from the
aide where the grease ptt is lo
cated, reached in and unlocked
the night latch, walked in and
carried away about 20 cartons
of cigarettes Sunday night. Mr.
Tucker was unable to find the
glass which was broken until af
ter lunch Monday when he found
it on the grass outside. At least
the robbfT ,ws he.
On t- i ' ..t someone at-
to "i .. j iiie Pure Oil
'ation, o"rated by Ro-
a Wuon, located
t fro t tie Gulf
- -re t--'y the
NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 1952.
Duplin County Future Homemakers To
Nicholsoif Case r
i The case of Charles L. ' Nichol
son, former deputy in the Duplin
County Sheriffs office, charted
with - embezzlement . of county
funds, is scheduled "to come be
fore Superior. Court tomorrow.
There is speculatfon -that the
case will not get underway this
week as a special venire is to be
' drawn which will probably take'
the remainder of the court week,
'officials said. fi.vt. iss;.;
Is tleW) Duplin
: Irvln E. Rivenbark, son of Mr.
and ' Mrs. Whitman Rivenbark of
Wallace,? has been named Duplin
County Service Officer, succeed
ing Joe Wallace who resigned to
become post master in Kenansvllle.
Mr. Rivenbark is located in the
Commissioners room in the Court
House; . Also he is working with
county auditor Falson McGowen.
Now You Tell One
'- Armand "Bill" Usher of Route 1,
Rose Hill told last week a genuine
snake story and showed the rattles
to prove It. He killed 16 rattlers
in one day. Not only that but they
were all In one, place.
The event occurred. Usher said,
as the crew was cutting through
a right-of-wav for a 110,000 volt
line from Burgaw to Ward's
Corner. Usher found a log from
which a 'rattler came. He killed
it and the. 15 other rattlers that
touowea we leaaer.
- Fifteen of the snakes were be
lleved to have been babies, being
only two feet In length. The 16th
tone, however was four feet 'long
and bad is rattles in addition to
the button, vi.
" Usher said he believed another
Tattler Tlled a few days before in
(he rant vicinity was the -papa
'T wee IRENE -.
Morehead City One of the smal
lest greyhounds in the current
meeting of the Carolina Racing As
sociation here is Wee Irene.
Pink Hill Lumber Mill Was Destroyed
By Fire Around Midnight Tuesday
The largest of two saw mills at
the plant of the Wrenn Bros, Lum
ber Co., located just outside Pink
Hill on the KenansviUe road was
destroyed by fire about 11:30 Tues
day night. Persons living near-by
discovered the blaze and called the
Warsaw fire Dept. headed by John
Johnson, who responded imrned-
lately, after the Kinston fire dept.
had refused to come because of
the location outside of the coun
the dam' SZS uS
at several thousand dollars. Mr,
U r v.. niion, TUI
Seth King, supervisor of operations
there, was in New York, attending
an American Legion convention,
at the time, v ;;r . .
Couple Banned From State For Changing
$2 CheckTp $200; Buying Auto In Wallace
Claud Frank and Ruby Overby,
charged and convicted of forgery
in Duplin Criminal Superior Court
this week were given four days
to leave the State of North Caro
lina this morning by Judge Burn
ey as he banded them their, sen
tence which he had deferred ear-
Mrs. Pauline Sloan Johnson took
over Jier new .duties as Duplin
County. Home Agent on August 21,
coming to this county from Mea
dow School, Johnston County.
Having served ten years as an
active home demonstration club
member and being a farmer's wife,
is a blg'aid to Mrs. Johnson in
her professional 'duties. She has
served in Johnston County as Coun
ty and District Chairman of her
Home- Demonstration Club, " and
also she served on the North Car
olina Executive Board of Home
Demonstration' Clubs as' chairman
of the Jane S. McKinnon loan fund.
Last year, Mrsr Johnson served as
home agent for Onslow County.
She is a graduate of Flora Mac
Donald College. . - '? -
Mrs. Johnson, her husband, Nor
man Johnson, and their three child
ren: Luther, Paula Anne, and Cars
Lynne, are Uvlng in Kenansvllle,
ller In the week.
Morehead City When Tbomas
ville's Brothers of the Brush staged
a special night. at the Iiorehead
City dog track Saturday, Autrnst 23,
they were greeted by t' s I rft
crowd of the season.. AU t 1-J
of these bearded brothers iM.,a tae
t i h re. ;
'Duplin Co., Future Homemakers
of America chapters will be hostess
to the District 4 Rally on Saturday
Oct. 18. Teacher Advisers of the
hostess chapters met in the Ken
ansviUe Home Economics Depart
ment Wednesday afternoon, Aug
ust 27 for a follow-up planning
meeting to make detailed plans for
the rally. The hostess chapters
are KenansviUe, ' Warsaw, B. F.
Grady, Beulaville, Chinquapin and
Alphjn Urges Good
Attendance At Local
P.T.A. Meet Mon.
. . -, .. .
President Gilbert E. Alphin of
the KenansviUe school Parent
Teachers Association announces
the first regular meeting of the As
sociation on Monday night, Septem
ber 1st at 7:30. All parents and
teachers are urged to attend. Im
portant matters will be taken up
including just what is expected of
the KenansviUe group before and
during the Eastern Carolina Folk
Festival to be held ' here on Sep
tember 13 and 13.
L. L. McLendon
CAMDEN, Aug. 21 L. L. Mc
Lendori, Camden County Farm
Agent, ' who has been connected
with extension work since 1917,
and came to Camden County in
1947, will retire September 2. No
replacement has yet been announ
ced. McLendon said the first thing he
is going to do after retirement is
to go to California to see his two
children. .Then he said he would
sit down awhile in his home at Sea
board. : McLendon started work in Berk
ley County, S. C, In 1917 and shift:
ed from there to Duplin County.
N. C, In 1922. He left that coun
ty In 1938 to go Into Farm Secur
ity work in Halifax cCounty and
stayed there utoUl l4iTIitfi4 h
became attached to thfr Awoit-i'my
Division of N. C. State College
stayed there until 194? when he
took the Camden County farm ag
ent position. .
Annual Street Dance
Here Friday Sept 5th.
I ' TWavnr Amos Brinson announces
will De neiu in iimn ui "l
house here on Friday night. Sep-
tember 5th. The dance wUl get un-
derway about dark. Good music
is scheduled for the occasion and
The counle. charged with chang
ing a two dollar check to read two
hundred dollars, and buying a used
car from E. G. Paddison, Wallace,
for $125 and making off with the
remaining $75 and thft car, were
given a three to five year prison
sentence which was suspended by
Judge. Burney on the condition
that they pay Mr. Paddison $100
and leave the State by September
1 and not return for five years, at
f Morehead. City Attendance for
the current meeting of the dog ra
ces at Morehead City is setting an
aU-time record. The official attend
ance figures are up more than 28
per cent over last year.
P.11. Clmirnian Announces Nevj
' One of the important new fea
turea of , the 1853 Agricultural
Conservation Program will be the
contact of individual farmers by
their elected PMA community com
mitteemen, says J. W. Warren,
Chairman of the Duplin County
PMA Committee. t
The soil and water conservation
practice or conservation measure,
to' be carried out by Duplin County
farmers under the 1953 ACP will
be those which the Individual far
mer and his community committee
man determine are the most need
ed f or the farm. . i. 'f &, .-.' -.'
In the chairman's : (minion, ibis
fctrorts" sp In pwi-n develon-r-..t
i I e -ecsA;! y- t
In ';.. res ::.iu i
Boy Scout Fund Raising Campaign Gets
The family of Lt. Larry B. Bostlc of Beulaville are on their way
to Join him in Japan where he is stationed with the U. S. Army. They
sailed from California on August 22nd. Mrs. Bostlc is shown above
with her two children Mary Frances and "Butch.'.
Local Methodist Minister Leaving; Being
Replaced by Rev. Goodwin! Duke Student
The Duplin Circuit of Methodist
Churches, composed of Kenans
viUe, Magnolia, Unity, Friendship,
and Wesley Churches have a new
Reverend Robert Collins retiring
pastor, accepted work in his home
State of Alabama, and moved from
the parsonage at KenansviUe on
Tuesday, August 26. The congre
gations of the various churches,
having had no notice that such a
nTove was contemplated, immed
iately called Reverend C. D. Bar
cliffe, District Superintendent of
the Wilmington District. Reverend
BarcUffe began work on finding
someone to flU the vacancy.
Wednesday representatives of
three of the Churches were Infor
med that Reverend Ray Goodwin, a
student in the Duke Divinity
School would, move to KenansviUe.
and that he would hold, services in L.
Sht K.n1lllf,..MetlKKilst hwh
Sunday morning, August 31, and at
Corinth Church To
The Corinth Baptist Church Will
have a dedication service Sunday,
August 31 at 11:00 a. m. for the
hew Baptistry painting presented
to the Church in memory of the
late Mr. Roy Johnson by the faiti-lljr-of
Mr. Johnson. The canvass
I sauare dancers can have their fling
22."? In0rning hurS " they
The annual street dance here at
the end of the tobacco season has
become a tradition in Duplin and
square dancers from all over the
Grady-Outlaw Reunion Is All Set; Sat.
Is The Day, Folk Music On Agenda
The Gradys and the Outlaws,
their in-laws and friend-laws are
all set for the 21st annual Grady
Outlaw reunion to be held at the
B. F. Grady school Saturday. From
all reports it promises to be one
of the largest attended reunions
since the first one at which 5,000
Judge Henry A. Grady, president
of the Grady-Outlaw Literary and
Historical Association, will pre
side. Governor-elect Wm. B. Um
stead, will deUver the principal
address. Bascom Lamar Lunsford
director of the Eastern Carolina
Folk Festival will be introduced.
Lt. Wm. H. Grady of Washington
City wUl tell of his. experiences
in Korea and Japan.
Charles Carrol, North Carolina's
new superintendent of schools
when the community committee
man visits an individual farm, he
wUl be prepared to go over the
xarm with the farmer and help
determine what practices or con
servation measures are most need
ed. A year by year, schedule of
conservation ' operations werked
out for each farm will enable the
farmer to use program assistance
Mr. , Warren urges farmers to
take advantage of this opportunity
to get the most effective help from
the program, from tae committee
man and .from the agencies avail
able in the county to help him with
his conservation problems. It will
be a t of the cwntttee system
and at t of the I 's c
per rear in Duplin and adjoining
this area U N. C; $5.00 outside V
In Dup hn County
Sails For Japan
Unity Sunday night at 8:00 o'clock
p. m. The services at Kenansvllle
will be held at 11:15 a. m.
Mr. Goodwin is married and has
one child about one year old. He
has had seven years in the ministry,
but recently decided to return to
school for further, study. .
The five, churches on the Duplin
Circuit regret that Mr. Collins had
to leave, but are happy that there
wUl be no lnteruption in the ser
vices at the churches. The regular
schedule of services will be held
in the various churches during the
month of September, and each
A special welcome Is extended to
all to attend and worship at Ken'
ansvllle and Unity for the coming
Sunday, and each Sunday there
after at any and all of the Church
es on the Duplin Circuit
Mr. Goodwin is expected to move
IftJCenawville on Friday- 9tui
day ;of Jihis.,wek. ' .
painting portraying a scenle river
was done by Mrs. C. W. White of
Zebulon, N. C. She is better known
in the Corinth community as Mrs.
Janie BeU Johnson White.
The public is cordially invited
to attend this service of dedication.
. countv lonl
forward to the event
I each yearj
Remember the date
Friday night, September 5th. Thi'
may be called the prelude to the
East Carolina Festival here on
writes that it is impossible for him
to attend. It was hoped he would
be on the program.
Following the morning session
which Is called at 10:30 wiU be
a picnic dinner in the school.s new
cafeteria. After dinner a program
of dancing and folk music has been
planned. It is reported "that a
large number of musicians from
Duplin will be present to demon
state what may be expected at the
Folk Festival scheduled for Ken
ansviUe Sept. 12-13..
Saturday night the Grady P.T.A.
is sponsoring a square dance in
the school gymnasium. ,
Judge Grady says everyone Is in
vited to attend this reunion. Come
all, he says, but be sure to bring
a weU filled basket.
assure the needed continued pro
As the chairman sees it, this use
of local farmers as members of
committees to administer farm pro
grams is putting democracy to work
to serve the interests of all he peo
ple. Progress has been made, but
in this -direct and concentrateifaf
fort farmers and their elected com
mittee will determine the effec
tiveness of this democrattic opera
tion in assuring continued and in
creasing production. 1 .- .
When PMA community commit
teemen of Duplin County, contact
Individual formers In connection
with the 1BG3 Agricultural Censer
Tat'nn Prcm, tvy w 1 te pre-
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PRICE TEN CENTS
The Boy Scout "Fund Raising
Campaign.' gets underway in Du
pUn County Monday. The cam
paign is being conducted to raise
money to meet the 1952 Tuscarora
Budget of $30,007.40.
According to Bruce Boyer, Scout
Executive of Tuscarora it will take?
an average of $12 per Cub Scout,
Boy Scout and Explorer Scout in
each county to meet the budget as
set up by the Executive Board of
The campaign will last for two
weeks and will be conducted simul
taneously in Johnston, Wayne,
Sampson and Duplin counties,
counties making up Tuscarora
B. E. Bryan, Chairman of Finan
cial Committee, said, "We must
meet this year's budget If Tuscoa
Expenses are high and too, we did
not meet last year's proposed bud
get. We cannot operate If we
continue to go in debt."
Bryan continued, 'We need the
financial assistance of every person
in the Council. A contribution
does not have to be large to be ap
preciated..' Roy Carter, Wallace, Is chair
man of Duplin county's campaign.
He will be assisted by Edgar Pol
lock, Warsaw; H. B. Kornegay, Ca
lypso; and Robert Holt, Albertson.
Other chairmen throughout the
county will also assist in helping
raise Duplin's quota.
J. E. Belton, principal of War
saw Negro schools, will direct the
Negro campaign in Duplin coun
ty. Annual Fox Hunt
In Albertson To
Be On Labor Day
Bill Sutton of Albertson, ace fox
hunter, announces the annual Al
bertson Fox Hunt on September 1,
Labor day. Mr. Sutton says the
hunt will start at his store as n
has In the past. Hunters will fol
low the dogs until about noon
when a picnic lunch will be spread.
After dinner the hunt will be re
sumed and continue until nightfall.
All fox hunters are cordially In
vited to attend. .
Injury In Wreck
Leslie Boney, Sr., architect of
Wilmington and native of Duplin
suffered a broken back in an auto
wreck near Wilmington last week
end according to reports. He is
in the James Walker Hospital
Mr. Boney and his sons are ar
chitects for the Duplin General
Two Liquor Stills
Sheriff Miller, assisted by Robert
Fields, Norwood Boone, Oscar Hou
ston, Marley and Murray Byrd de
stroyed a large copper still Satur
day in Faison township and 12 bar--rels
of mash were poured out. The'
still was cold. No one was arrested.
Fields, Boone, Marley and Dick
.Kisner destroyed another still aru
the same day in Rock Fish towir
ship. It was a copper outfit. 18
barrels of mash were poured out.
No one was arrested.
A CALIFORNIA judge order!
that 50 bottles of liquor, held"
as evidence since 1925, be po'ireo?
down the drain. At least it means:
a few more "cases" off the docket.
The word from Moscow is that
six government ministries missed
their production goals for the sec
ond quarter of 1952. Translated
from the Russian this means six:
government ministers will lose
their heads in. the third quarter of.
Judging from the number of
men wearing suits to the office, a
few more summers like this should
bring out the topcoats,
A Hartford, Conn., truck driver
stopped to see if the dog he'd hit
was hurt The' dog bit him. The
poUce he summoned, arrested him ,
for driving without a license.. Now
he probably feels that the coun
try's going to the dogs.
Ui'. - V. :-;''"'.!
v A 23-year-old Londoner stole "
kiss from a beautiful blonde whw. "
turned out to be a policewoman- '
The $5.80 line may make a.henuiz
of the by. 1