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rvniii rvmnv utaiI 1 1 .382 Acres
The 1952 North Carolina Farm
Census Buaamary (by counties) just
released by the State-Federal Crop
Reporting Service ", In Raleigh
chows that there was ,a total of
304,771 acres In Duplin County
farms during 1951 and thatH.B
acres of this land was classified
as idle. ' ' M
(The idle land was defined as
open, cleared ungrazed land from
which no crops were sawed dn-
, lawl am fa1v1 jwru fail
ed. This land, according to fanm
leaders, might do wonders toward
.better farming and. Increased farm
inmvmii If nut tn the. vrBMT use.
. The remainder of Duplin Coun-j
tya farm land usages was mwn-
iDutea as xouows: 1 nw-vewsu uiv
. lonrt 139.. fiftfl acre: imnrmvBd pas
ture, 8,088 acres; all other pas
ture (except woodland pasture,
0,wtw acres; aoa umer umu
waste1, cutover, homesites, .etc:),
' 234,694 acres.-
The Summary noted that of 21,
283,078 acres of farm land in
, North Carolina, there were 6,181,
804 acres of harvested cropland,
1,185,059 acres of idle, cropland,
80847 crs of Improved pasture,
"Section I . , KENANSVILLEt NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1952
SUBSCRIPTION HATE: S.59 per year In DnPj Wj'M
oountiew $4.00 outride this area fa K C 5.M entslde C.
PRICE TEN CENTS
Idle Cropland In 1951
i win wu rrm f other vesture.
and 11,913,814 acres of other land
including woods, iwaste, cutover
and liomesltes. . , '-- ,
Ait nf.hp Ararat in the Sum-
nrary tor this County are based
on the 1952 larm census taken
ty tvwnships last Jamutry under
direction of xwpiui uourny vom-
Orders for School
STeiiSrs Are -
Hot Being Taken
intPPrstMi m niacins or-
H.ri fnr i3ie Velva-Sheen school
sweaters and T-shirts or head
scarves are asked, to contact Mrs
Graham Ehillips or Mrs Belton
Minshew at tne earuei convience.
This. project is being sponsored
toy the JPCD 1
' Walter Jones Smithv 81, Smith,
' Township farmer, was killed In
stantly at 3 p m. Friday, Dec,
19th at the intersection of HiSh-w-
iiuunt -ill . f the .-F. Grady
' School In Lu -4u JlSuyr.''
- . He was driving , an automobile,
wiib r::i fmiUi as his passenger.!
' II!t car t Jenly cut In front of
t -ate J, iiway truck, driven by
- Ashley Jonea of p. F. Grady
' School, who w accompanied by
N. B. Gra: ' ? KenafsviJa.
. Jones ana v idy were uninjur
ed. BUI SmiU suC.red tead to
'HaUTTlVAUB, 11: - ' "
" widow and the foltowmg children:
Jasper, postmaster at Pimk - Hill,
gig of Kinston, Horace of Wilson,
- Mrs. R. A, Grady of Wilon,'Mrs.
Floyd May, of Pink Hill, Mrs, Wal-
i, do Simmons of Goldsboro, Mrs.
Andrew Patterson of KenansviUe,
. u.1 iur ftnT Mrs Imm Suth
erland ana jars, wauer m. mver
. bark of Wallace. '
' ' (Funeral services were held from
the home at 3 p. ins- Sunday coo
- ducted by bis pastes- Rev. N P.
' arrior tTesDytenan muusier t
f Pink Hill assisted by Rev. D. C.
Boone, Methodist aninWersof Pink
HilL. Judge, Henry a;, uraay, a
ntm. tno Titpnfl onidJi some.' Te-
anaiSks bout the life of the de
ceased, praising tiii character and
terment wa In Hebron JfTUbyter-
lira . lust llvtna ,ion of
the late Jones Robert and Martha
Kldd Smith and was on ana
reared in the home ct imuntty.
Active pallbearer weras R. A.
Grady, Jr. of Wilson; Chaa JIash.
Jr., Goldaboro; Jasper titiitlt Jr.,
Pink Hill Edward Simmon, Golda
boro and Donald Smith. f Kin
ston.. Honorary pall- bearers were:
D. W. Ruffin, Dr. H. AJ -Edwards,
W. W. Maxwell, J. p. Grady.
Reuben King, Van Kennedy, Zeb
Williams, H. D. Maxwell, Melvln
Jones, (Horace Tyndall, Jack Wor
ley ; .Mortimer Maxwell, Judge
Henry A Grady, Ike Stroud, E. R.
Maxwell, Leonard nanwuuy
iinan imt Tamte Southerland'.
It was one' of the largest attend
ed funerals ever held in Smith
Tftaship and the floral offerings
Youth Revival 1
nn HnWViilim ttt Woodland
Community will conduct a Youth
Revival a$ Woodland Methodist
Church from Monday night Decem
ber 29th through Sunday, January
4th. ' '
Boyce is a Member snow xuu
student Of the second year l
The Free ww jjajpusi uouege ,i
Nashville, Tenn. v '
The Young People of the Wood
rvmmiitinUv fl that" The
rMtmaB TTnliHav Is a SDlendid
time to have a Real Religious
meeting and are asking the Young
People In the surrounding Cam
tminitlM ta Inln with them in this
most unusual occassion
TKa' XffnnAUnii Church la said
to be one, of the most Beautiful
Rural Onirches in tnat secuon,
nrttt ijrsa trrnim nf verv atfitive
young people. Mr. Carl Kornegay
in Teacher of the sunaay scnwu
Class, and Mrs. Cecil Kornegi Is
leader of the Sunday Night group.
The public Is cordially Invited
to all df the Services, both young
and did. Bring the babies too. ,f
- 'D. C. BOONE, Pastor
OA Christmas Day there will be
h"- mmliln ennrlm at K TJ. m. at
the Warsaw Methodist Church. The
members of the community are
cordially Invited to worship with
us. Ther wiu oe a nuwu msu'
Service on Wednesday evening,
December 81st at IleOO p. m.
Rmnpmher the headlines for the
next crash may be your own,
Mrs. Rhodes of near BeulavlUe
represented the uupun tiuiu
SSm? SeTttle. Washington.
MrS Blhodfes was sent by tne
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Ccunlry PrcJuces 2n?l Lergsst Crc?
FI:Ci:rcd Tobacco In Its History
Washington, Decil8 r-The sec
ond, largest crop) of flue-cured
tobacco in history 4s expected to
be marked up this year In latest
forecast of, the DeSKartment of
Affriculture. The predicted total of
1,:, .,8,000,000 pounds will be second
only to last year's 1,452,000,000
pounds, the allntime record, the ex
perts estimatedl The overall U. S.
leaf production is .being predicted
as 2!07,ooO,000, abouj five- per
cent off from last year.
r Mrs. John Wells ,
Mrs. John Wells of Wallace died
in a Wilmington hospital Monday
morning after several weeks of
illness. She is survived by her
husband and two daughters, Mrs.
Sam Troy and Mrs. Moyd Allen
of Wilmington. -Funeral arrange
ments had not been made at press
timo Ch. uraa a alater-in-law of
Clerk of Court R. V. Wells, bere.'l
.mimh fh niat.hp looks snOWV.
Weathermen from Wahington have
continually 'predicett a mm
Christmas over, . the entire area
mm. a Torn, naihanrile" North.
i i uu ww. wr '
Someone reported having - sees
. . . . . . tt-
some liaxe jau wxiay ixur
saw. Snow or no snowr-drive care
fully, i y , '
J. P.'s Local
' The following list of Justice of
the Peace cases beard here were
reported Monday; 3 ,
William Brlnson was arrested by
Deputy Sheriff N. D. Boone and
charged with operating a vehicle in
a careless and reckless manner,
without driver's licene.. Cited' to
county court. e - "
- Willam 1 MarOito Alias Shim
Mathis arrested by deputy sheriff
N. D. Boone, for having in his
possession 9 1-3 pint of whiskey,
while being publicly drunk. Cited
to county court - '
t IBealey Sanderson was arrested
by deputy sheriff N. D. Boone,
for being accomplice with Shim
Mathis. Cited to county court. ?
jLouis Edward Coombs arrested by
Patrolman T, G. Brooks for speed
ing 66 miles per hour. Cited to
county court. ,
nonn. uarouna nas ueeu givwu
a goal of 64,000 es of sweet po-
tatnAa and 40.000 acres Of Whit
''potatoes towards national produc
tion goais in ivon.
T m Alnhln -nnA fwn anna RoOSe-
velt (and Ben Frank were Jailed
here late Friday night by Deputies.
H. D. McKay and Oscar Houston
after a warrant had been sworn
.ttoincf ftiBni hv Mr. Alnbin's
jtmtMm: Mm. Lewis Keathly of
Glisson and Deputy Houston, y
Accoramg : w
Keathly came to Justice C. B.
OU.nn'a him. lat FridBV Uiffht
0ablCUM0 ' .
and swore out a warrant against
her father charging tnat ne nu
threatened to kill her mother and
brothers. ; Investigating officers
found that Mr.' Alphin and Roose
velt were druaung neavy ana ih
Mr. AlpMn. bad been "bodtins jnto
the two sons . shooting back
through the ame. door. Shots irom
a shot gun In the hands of Ben
Frank hit Mr. Alphin in the arm
and chest. He was not seriously
injured. ; - m -
They were later released under
bond, $500 for Mr. Alphin and
Roosevelt and $300 for Ben Frank.
They will be tried in the January
term of court, i f ; ,
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' The Warsaw P. T. A. met Tues
day night December-16th at 7:30
with Mrs. Graham Phillips presi
dent presiding. The grammar
Trail na ivara n charse of -the uro
gram directed by Mrs. Edna Mo-
Lamb. Minutes were reaa ay me
uuwutarv Mrs. Reltnn MinsheW.
Mrs. H. B. Hopp gave the treaur
ers report. The firt grade won $5
for room' count Mr. Clarence
Warren presented tools to 3 FFA
boys for outstanding wore . mm.
C B. Frederick won the door prize,
a box of candy.
- The advertisement of Eflrd
Department, store In last week's
Time read Eflrd' in Wilmington
when it should. have read Efird's
1 in Tflnstnn. We reffret the error.
You shoppers reier w me paper
and tne tiiiras aa lor toe muj
values offered and look for them
at Efird's in Kinston. -
Dr. Ewers :
Beck in Office : s !f
' Dr. E. P. Ewers of Warsaw has
.tiimiAi1 frnm T)nlr UnlversMv
Medical Center Where be attend
ed a three day course in Electro
cardlagraphy. The course was spon
sored oy tne neart disease von
trol Board of ' North Carolina. He
was one of 30 general practitioners
taking the course.
Tinies Out Early ?
The Times comes to you early
this week, we are puousning en
Mnniliv in nntar tn irive our em
ployees the balance of the week
off for lunriBtmas, ;;-,':..?
It is expected that beginning
with next week we will operate
again with a full force, Includ
ing a new full time linotype opera
tor and your Times will reach you
on time as usual and carry the
usual county news coverage.
erfMTv Beulah Monly Souther-
land wuuam - iii iou
the desk on behalf of the Sunday
Tv Rev,. Dennis F. Klnlaw,
As of November 26, approximate
ly 44.3 million pounds of fnyon,
r-ady-to-cook turkeys from the
2 crop have been purer 1 to
! Ol.ltJl't f t
Pink dill IsPrond Of Its Fire
Fighting Trued And Department
w. . n r T n it., .i . t. n . ..
pint will rp in L J Carter
of Pink Hill is probably giving
thanks today to an action-minded
group of Pink Hill citizens for their
ability to understand cne neea iur
a modern fire trucx in tne town
anH with ni'inik nnounh to take
steps in getting one for the com
At 10:30 am fire blazed up quite
ainavtrAftnrihr .it. the Carter dwell
ing recently. The town's fire bell
rang loud and clear in a matter oi
seconds the new $12,000 truck was
roaring through the streets and
headed for the scene
was held at the Metoodtet church
Sunday morning. Dec. tt
lowing the church service. Mrs. r .
with Point presented
M . awusjuua. ua, auB w
the Sunday acnooi wm """ I .. , A. I Winston, .nj. weariy zou mem-
tarfZ desk ' hi: memorrCrteif owns the oue,bufc theter fe MieWe OneVrhouaand
tiler, BQDert ' nemyun t occapauw 5 , . J,l j 1 V0""; ano-aiere i;nri m
fit Ji! BrflOBOr m nw """ iamw me u tuis.i. . aourawuoa scnooi w,panesay
m. ' OMithaiut !.. 1 ArWmdM. & ..aliiBrtl A I I i . i 1 . E . ! n ,
home was saved with only a small
inae nf 9.10O damaee to the build
ing It could have been another rna-
P,'ttl1Nl4 lAmui I. T1I1. TTI11,.
i.ui tu unjvv. ta rmb ii in 5 new
fire truckt a 500-gallon, two-pump
modern truck, recently purchased
In part by citizens of the town.
Fire Chief George Turner in pic
tured inside the truck's cabin Oth
ers shown here are,; lef to rieht.
Levi Everette; Adolph Howard,
Johnny Jones and John Jenkins,
rear of truck; wiiour xynoau, .
Williamson, Aaron Murphy, Al
ton Taylor, aepsey Pickett, Amos
Taylor, Mayor Chris Coombs, Bur
nice Malpass, Herman Stroud,
Woodrow Smith and J V CaudilL
(Gorge Denmark, Jr, Fnoto)
200 Members of "Dixie Thousand Dollar
An Acre Club" hear Jeter at Mee
Dastor at the cureh made the ded- i0r disaster in Pink HiU, which
?A?2L-., . Kas had more than its share of
fW'if ill jjpfjr 1
U, William Thornton staUoned fires in thepast
iU w -
in Pensacola, Fla., is spending the
holidavs with 111s momer,
tlosa Thornton. iw 14 tt was built by the Oren Roa-
,Tha Sesame Club held its De- i CiL nf Oren. Va
cember meeUng Wedneday after
noon In the Community buuouik.
Mrs. A. A. Banadyga presided.
Hostesse for the afternoon were
Mrs. L. J. Howe) Mrs. A. H. With
erington, Mrs. Marshall Williams,
and Miss Elizabeth Hicks. Mrs.
T. C. Crowe presided over the
White Ohrltmas'. Each member
brought gifts wrapped in white for
needy families. Mrs. R. A. Will
lams -was . the speaker for the
f 1 By Uncle Sam
,'TBut when the fullness of time
was come, God sent forth his Son,
Made of a woman, made under the
law, To redeem them - that were
under the law, that we might re
ceive the adoption Of sons.' Gala
Uons 4:45. - " ,
The world Is now in a great cri
cis. The human race is. traveling
in, high gear but will have to de
cide whether it will take the right
hand or the left hand road. If the
human race drives madly on, tak
ing the wrong direction, the noble
experiment of freedom, and liberty
with all they have brought the
world will be lost in the fog and
darkness of distrust, hatred and
chaos. Oh the other hand If we
accept God' greatest and best gift
to the world and make him our
pattern hq, will lead us triump
hantly bit; '''-
In the fullness of: time which
the prophets had written about
K. lma when the world had
Ul .MU " T
made .ready for this great event
1 - T . . 1 1 . .U4
Dy ait ear ox peace, uuu ciiuac uiu
time to . give Jesus Christ to the
The Son of God was divinely
commissioned to rooe nimseix in
the mantle of flesh, and dwell on
earth ;as a man.; ! ' V ;'
Jesus as the gift of God brought
conviction for in. He gives to the
penitent person a new heart and
to the obedient a full salvation.
He will keep the humble Chrlst
him through life and walk with
hi , mthrough the valley of the
shadow of death and welcome him
into the place- prepared for his
: Get Large Still "
(Deputies Oscar Houston,' N. D.
Boone, , T. R. Revell, Gurman
Powell and Sheriff Ralph Miller
(Mew UTt a 75 gallon oil burning
i- . 1 !' iM i t - s
The ;n(VDallnn caDacitv truck
with a 'high and low pump was de
livered at Pink Hill on novemiDer
A gift of abut $9,000 to help buy
the truck was promised Pink Hill
citizens by the Lenoir County Com
missioners, but County Attorney
Thomas J White was unable to
find a statute in his law books
that allowed the county to give the
money to Pink Hill.
Now, it is going to take a Legis
late act before Pink Hill will get
(Whltp is he county's
new representative).' But the town
has the truck and is proud of it.
Having a fire truck meant the
town must have a fire department
The fastest fire fighting organiza
tion in a long time was quickly
organized The old Cty Hall was
turned into a fire house. Fresh
blocks of white painted cement
spring up over-night: The- truck
found a new home
Three companies of seven men
each have been set up to combat
fres n the communty .George. M
Turner was selected as fire .chief
His assistants: J. V. Caudill, Cap
tain of the Pink Hill Jire depart
ment is Jepsie Pickett Burnie Mal
pass is firt lieutenant and Levi
Everett is second lieutenant.
The drivers are Alton Taylor,
Mayor Chris Coombs, Herman
Stroud,' Johnnie Westbrook, A B
Taylor and Wilbur Tyndall Nozzle
men are J F Williamson, Clyde
Hartman, Aaron Murphy, Johnnie
Bill Jenkins, Hosemen are Sam Da
vis, W G raham Turner, Woodrow
Smith, Horace Lee, Adolph How
ard', Jr, and Etlu o Hill. , .
. The organization of a fire de
partment . meant the training of
each man as to his specific duty
The Oren Company took care of
this training by sending a quali
fied instructor South with the
Truck. His job was to give proper
instructions as to the correct usage
of the truck and its equipment.
: Jb case of fire, citizens are asked-
to telephone 2fi3-l night or
or day or No. 234-6 day only With
the exception of Sunday If no one
answers either of the telephones
callers are requested to go to the
residences Chief Turner (located
behind the T A Turner and Com
pany's main building), where the
fire alarm switch is . located on
the North end of the porch
The alarm-sounder then s'.iculd
rush to the Fire Station andttell
the on-duty firemen the exact lo
cation of he fire. If he alarm is
(between the-hours of 6 pm and 12
pm citizens are asked to telephone
the Motor Park Theaer. No 284-1
and report the' fire -
The truck has! already seen serv
ice for community grass fires If
the occasion rises, citizens in the
. i flr l in the nearby mral "-
i 1 cf fan t'mt e
i voy Frank
iouar . an.
night to hear an.addre
Tata. QtatA fnllfA
make nlaina fnr an enlargement nf
the scope of the club.
'Membership will be extended
next year to those who sell seven
acres of corn for $1,000 or four
acres of cotton for $1,000. The
one who received the highest price
for his tobacco will get next year
a $100 bond while the highest pay
ing cotton and corn crops will
earn $50 bond prizes.
Leo Harvey of Kinston, presi-
riant ff tho Miiih uwWmwl tfio
members and Don Flowers of New
.Bern, tne secretary-treasurer, pre
sided over the acceptance of 63
new members. All the new mem
bers got certificates! and ther
mometers and W. T. Best ofl Golds-
hnrn Rnnto 1 whnsp SI Sift QH fnr
one acre ot toDacco was nign in
1059 mnlvoA a nrf7A nf a rflnVr.
iCathertne -Turnaife at KiBHtoo as-'
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la a brief talk, E. Y. Floyd, di
rector of the Plant Food Institute,
pointed out that foreign nation ,
need American dollars but that
high tariffs are cutting down im
ports, consequently, ne said, tne
foreign nations are unable to buy
Jeter, interjecting humorous
stories throughout his talk, urged
farmers to go to the experts to
find out the latest methods of
doing things. No one can know
it all in this technical age, he
said and while the farm scientists'
can discover why something should
be done, only the farmer himself
can put It to use.
In recent years, he said, the
State has come far by putting to
use new advances in farming,. but
there are still many problems to
face and he challenged the fartn-
I ag berptf)tns
i Christmas has everything hasn't it?
$4 Christmas holds tightly many happy memories, is
f loaded with joy and good cheer right now, and pierces
uncertainties of the future with the bright twinkle of
j . . Christmas lifts vou out of vour ordinary self and
j pushes you up into being a person far nicer than you
fC have thought you were.
Christmas opens up friendships more numerous,
&L more delightful and more heart-wanning than you knew
Christmas appeals to all five of your senses. Is there
g any sight lovelier than gaily wrapped gifts, multicolored
i candles, shiny holly and decorations on a Christmas
tree? Isn't there contentment in the fragrant smell of fir
tf balsam in the living room and of spicy odors in the
iff kitchen? Wouldn't the days seem empty without hear
f ing again the universally-loved carols and the laughter
fof happy children? Isn't self-control overstrained by the
taste of festive, tempting foods? And don't we respond
. to the invigorating touch of the sweet air outdoors and
the welcome warmth of home and family within?
ft , - - - i , v .. . .
7f looks tike Christmas. ,
. ' 3t smells tike Christmas. ,4.
5f sounds tike Christmas.
, ' r 1 1 tastes like Christmas.-
- 7t feels like Christmas.
, 3t must be Christmas.