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KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1954
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FL st 1954 Highway Fatality
Paul Lanier, 37, of Route 1, Chin
quapin, became ,the first highway
fatality recorded in Duplin, County
and the Highway Patrol's Fifth Dis
trict Sunday night when ear in
which . he was 'riding overturned
between Jackson Cross Road, and
Lyman Cross Roads. 1 .
Patrol ggt t. W. Fearing said the
accident is still under investigation
by Patrolman J. S. Briley and I. R.
One other person, not Identified
at the" patrol'lieadquarters was in
jured In the accident Time of the
wreck was reported at 8:15.
Accident Summary for District 5,
Troon Jan. 4 through Jan. 10,
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Magnolia Methodist observed
"Church Loyalty Sunday" in their
worship service last Sunday. "Chur
ch Loyalty Sunday" was a part of
the Church Attendance Crusade
now being conducted by the church.
The "Church Loyalty Service" was
held at the regular worship service
on Sunday night, January 10. The
pastor, Rev. J. G. White, brought
a message on "Great Churches Are
Built From Great People." In the
message Mr. White pointed out that
whenever great churches were built
it was always built by great people,
consecrated laymen. He then char
ged the membership to renew their
loyalty to the church, to fill their
hearts with love, a passion for wit
nessing, and an unshakable faith.
A "Church Loyalty Covenant Card"
was provided the members for them
to record their decision on. The
"Church Loyalty Covenant Card"
said, "I desire to renew my Loyalty
To Christ and His Church." "I will
endeavor" attend at least one ser
- of Worship each Sunday during
t frcn attehdancff' cj;usa"deVufi-
Tented by circumstances be-
y control." The cards were
w - received by the pastor.
Magnolia Methodist will continue
their Church Attendance Crusade
from now until Easter in an effort
to improve church attendance, stim
ulate interest in the total program
of the church, and to seek out the
un-churched of the community and
help them find a church home.
Plans for lay visitation are now
being made and visitation should
start next week.
Magnolia Methodist is but one
of many thousand Methodist Chur
ches participating in a great pro
gram to "Give God A Chance Now!"
Every local church in The North
Carolina Conference is now partici
pating fn The Church Attendance
y DISTRICT ROTARY MEET PLANNING COMMITTEE Com- mittee chairmen and advisory
Barbecue to make final plans for the February 11 and 12 District Rotary Conference here include, front row, left to right: H. Gait
Braxton, Ktnston, Munroe Best, Goldsboro, F. Crom Lennon of Goldsboro, conference chairman .Charles L. McCullers, District
Governor of Kinston, James W. Batson, Mt Olive, Mrs. Munroe Best and Mrs. Hugh Waldrop, Goldsboro. Back row, left to right: Frank
Seymour, Goldsboro, D. M.
Womble, Goldsboro, Claude
Plans Set For District
Rotary Conference Goldsboro
' (From' News-Argus)
Plans for the -District Rotary Con
ference to be held' here February
11 and 12 completed by district com-
Sptteemen yesterday ' call for the
inference to get under way with
4: registration at Hotel Goldsboro Fri
X day, February 11, af ' S p.m. High
lighting opening, day activities for
the some 500 Rotarians and wives
expected to attend will he the
fellowship -dinner sewed at the
t Goldsbore Country , Club dining
room at 7;30 p nv.'. .Hv,
; ;r; Meeting scheduled for -Thursday
afternoon Include the district ad
, ,- visory and ITinrfnce ' cdmmlftees at
3 p.m. and the conference commit
1 tees at 4 pjn. ,v."&f.
' Between-meetings activities will
. -i Include singing led by Hugh Wal
drop, conference song leader, greet
lrrtpi by Mgar A. Womble JT,-Tnu
ate and entertainment furnished by
local entertainers, drawing of prizes.
Mail Duplin s
Duplin M.Y.F. Sub:Disfrict
The Duplin M. Y. F. Sub-District
met at Unity Methodist Church on
Monday night of this week. This
was the first meeting of the Sub
Dislrict for the new calendar year.
Churches represented in the meet
ing were; Unity. .Kenansville, and
Wallace,,. About 25 young people
from the various -41.. Y. F. organi
sations were present';'
The young people Of Unity pre
sented a very impressive service on
"Lighting, The Cross Of Christ".
Richard Best, President of the Unity
M. Y. F., opened the service by
presenting the conditions that face
the youth of today and then calling
on the youth of the Duplin Sub
District to light the Cross of Christ
so aMiat its radiance might serve as
a guide to the youth of today. Three
ways were presented to the young
people on how, as young people,
they could light the Cross of Christ
Martha Ann Carter told the youth
that they could light the Cross by
working for Christ. She told of how
young people Could bear witness to
Christ in many ways. Arlene Byrd
talked to the youth about giving
Methodist Attendance Crusade
To Continue With Visitations
The Church Attendance Crusade
now being conducted by the Ken
ansville Methodist Church in the
interest of better church attendance
will begin its third week with an
active program of visitation. The
Visitation Committee has been busy
making plans for a every member
canvas in which church loyalty and
church attendance will be stressed.
All members will be contacted about
their church attendance and their
church loyalty. This visitation will
Ijdonebyotoermembera of the
Jchurch' wfio"wUl receive special in
struction on "How To Visit in A
Church Attendance Crusade," After
the instruction, those on the Visita
tion Committee will be sent forth
two by two to visit in the name of
Christ. This method of visitation is
used because it is the method that
Christ himself used as he sent his
disciples to visit for Him. After
every member has been contacted,
either in the church services or by
visitation, members of the Visita
tion Committee will devote their
time to visiting those who have no
church home in Kenansville .and
help them to find a church of their
choice. This visitation will continue
from now until Easter with the hope
that a deeper church loyalty will
produce better church attendance.
Mr. O. P. Johnson, Chairman of
The Visitation Committee, speaking
Calhoun, Elizabethtown, Lester Lowe, Chadbourn, Al Wullenwaber, Dunn, Jean P. Booth, Kinston, Ed
C. Aldridge, LaGrange.
greetings from Rotary International
by William C Rastetter, Jr., director
Rotary International, Fort Wayne,
Indiana, and an address by James
E. Gheen, New York, tentatively
Friday's activities will begin with
registration of delegates and guests
followed by a presidents, secretaries
and Past District Governors' break
fast. Plenary sessions will follow.
,; The conference will . conclude
With the Governor's banauet at 7:30
p.m. Friday , at - the Odd - FellowT!
Home dining room. ' ' . '
: Approximately 25 persons were
oh' hand at a meeting at Griffin's
Barbecue last ' night to complete
plans for the conference which the
some 500 members of the 15,000 in
the Eastern North Carolina Rotary
District will attend.
"Crom- Lennon- of Goldsboro it
their time as a way of lighting the
Cross. She told the young people
that if we were to light the Cross
again, we must give of our time
in unlimited quantities. Closing the
service, C. M. Outlaw presented the
third way that youth might light
the Cross. He said that youth must
give of their talents, that we may
only have one talent but if we
joined our talents together through
our own M. Y. F..and the Sub-District
then we would have an effect
ive organization to serve the youth
of today. The service was closed
with an impressive Communion Ser
vice in which each member present
came and lighted their candle from
the Light Of The World and placed
it in the Cross. The Cross had been
lighted anew by the young people of
the Duplin Sub-District as they re
dedicated their lives to Christ
After this service, the young
people enjoyed a social hour and
refreshments in the Sunday School
Rooms of the church. Others tak
ing part in the service were; James
Stroud, Joyce Byrd, Patsy Thigpen,
and Rev. J. G. White.
of the visitation
program at the
"We must do all
first meeting said,
in our power to keep this program
of visitation Christ centered." It
is hoped by the local Methodist
that this program of visitation will
not only improve church attendance
at the Methodist Church, but will
also in some way improve attend
ance in the other churches. Other
members ef the Visitation Commit
tee are: Mrs. C. E. Quinn, Mrs. Phil
Kretsch, Mrs. E. A. Newton, Mrs.
D. S. Williamson, Z. W. Frazzelle,
C. E. Qunin, C. K Guthrie, Phil
Kretsch, and J. G. White.
The Church Attendance Crusade
being conducted here is a part of
The Church Attendance Program
of the entire Methodist Church. The
program was adopted by The North
Carolina Conference in Durham last
November. Every Methodist Church
in the Conference is now devoting
its time and talent to "Giving God A
The Executive Committee of the
School Improvement Committee will
meet in the Board of Education
building here Wednesday night at
Back your home community
fault-finding folks can stop the
growth of any city or town.
Duplin Basket Ball
Jan. I Calypso played at Kenansville
Calypso Splits with Kenansville
The Kenansville boys won over
the Calypso boys with a close score
of 37 to 36. High scorer for Kenans
ville was Bell with 11. For Calypso
Harris. Calypso girls won over
the Kenansville girls with a close
score of 40 to 37. Brown was high
scorer for Kenansville with 34 and
for Calypso Turner with 19. ,
Jan. 7 Beulaville al Chinquapin
' The Beulaville boys won over
Chinquapin with a score of 54 to
50. High scorers for Beulaville were
Dobson iWlth,17. and Bostic with'
18. High scorer for Chinquapin was
Halso with 22. The Chinquapin
girls -VoTT Aver Beulaville with a
close score Of 44 to 42..High scorers
for, Chinquapin were ; James with
29 and Jones witn in. i or ueuiavuie
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Jan. I Kenansville as B, F. Grady
. Falsest at WaHeee
The KeaansvUle boys won an
easy victory over B. F, Grady with
by Paul Barwlck
Duplin County public schools are
participating in the Kellog Founda
tion program which has been in
stigated in the United States to
study public school administrations.
Duplin is one of eight counties
in North Carolina which has been
selected to participate in the study.
O. P. Johnson, Duplin County
says superintendent of public school,
there has been a "feeling among
college personnel for a long time
that maybe the right training is
not given to prospective school ad
ministrators when they are prepar
ing for public school work." In
North Carolina, the University of
North Carolina is the central re
ceiver of information compiled by
local workers in each county.
In Duplin the group conducting
the research is 'known as the
"School Improvement Committee."
Last year lay workers went into
schools and made slides and films
of school activities. This academic
year most work is with drop-outs
in public schools and the underly
ing reasons of each case.
Johnson says 1,000 boys and girls
who have dropped out of school
are being questioned. Parents of
these children are also being inter
viewed. Grady Announces
J. R. Grady, owner and publisher
of the Duplin Times in Kenansville
and The Weekly Gazette in La
Grange announces the opening of
a new weekly newspaper in Fre
mont to be known as The Fremont
Register. The new publication will
begin soon after the first of Febru- I
Sam Byrd will report for work
next Monday as manager of The
Weekly Gazette, general editor of
all three papers and feature writer.
Grady will continue as owner and
publisher of the three.
Mr. John H. Harris Extension
Horticulture Specialist with the N.C.
Extension Service will conduct a
workshop soon in the county for
some 15 - 20 families who are inter
ested and definitely plan to land
scape their home grounds. This is
a free service if the first families
who make application to attend. If
you will write Mrs. Pauline S. John
son, Home Agent, Kenansville if
you are interested, further details
will be given. The deadline date
for your application to attend this
workshop has been set for January
"committeemen who met at Griffin's
(Cut Courtesy News-Argus Photo)
a score of 48 to 31. High scorer for
Kenansville was F. Alphin with 12
and for B. F. Grady was Goodson.
The B. F. Grady girls won an easy
victory over the Kenansville girls
with a score of 67 to 39. High scorer
for Grady was Herring with 21.
High scorers for Kenansville were
Brown with 18 and Summerlin with
The Wallace boys won an easy
victory over, the Faison boys with a
score of 70 to 39. High scorers for
Wallace were Carlton with 26 and
Wallace With 26. High scorer for
Faison was Miller with 20. The.
Wallace girls 'won an easy victory
over The Faison girls with a score
ofTB ttf39THrgh scorers for Wallace
were Currie with 26 and Smith with
18.Hifh ,lotrerr Faison ...was
Lindsey with 17. ;-
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go along - life is a one-way street,
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"We are trying to determine where
we have failed the students," John
son said. "We want to determine
their needs and go about providing
them and strengthening our system
where we are weakest," he added.
An executive committee, com
posed of 24 persons in Duplin, is
re-selected to make plans for the
full committee. The full committee
is composed of all school commit
tees in each community, principals,
members of the Executive Com
mittee, which includes all members
of the County Board of Education,
County Auditor and one member ef
the Board of Commissioners.
Kellog Corn Flakes Company ap
propriated approximately $20,000 to
North Carolina with the University
of North Carolina appropriating the
money to counties as it is needed.
The state of North Carolina also
added to this initial grant. Duplin
officials have added $1,000 to the
fund to assist in the county's pro
gram. A meeting of the eight counties
participating in the study is to be
held in Chapel Hill Jan. 8 and 9
to discuss the program and deter
mine how much progress has been
made toward reaching some con
crete results and proposals for im
proving the schools and colleges.
NEW SCORE BOARD
The Wallace Athletic Department
has purchased an electric scoreboard
for the local gymnasium according
to Thell Overman, coach.
The scoreboard cost $350 and was
described as "the very latest in de
sign." The board was placed in oper
ation for the first time this week in
the Same between Faison and Wal
lace, ana greatly added to the
spectators' interest," Overman said.
TO HEAR MISSIONARIES
During the week of Jan. 17-22
several home and foreign mission
aries will speak at the Wallace Bap
The missionaries will tell of their
work among foreign people and of
the good work being done in many
areas of the globe. The meetings
will be open to the public.
Patrolman C. C. Hester reports
that he is recovering from his sore
ness, attributed to his ju-jitsu. in
struction for one week at the State
Highway Patrol Training School at
Chapel Hill last week.
The officer gave an intensive
course in the Jananese art of self
defense. Designed for an hour a
day for three weeks he gave a three
hours a day course for one week.
"Yes, I was sore," the instructor
said, adding, "and I believe some of
those I instructed were sore, too."
The stores in Wallace will close
at 1 p. m. on Wednesdays and con
tinue this schedule until the begin
i ing of the tobacco season, according
to Everett Stout, president of the
INSTALL TV SET
The Wallace Post of VFW cele
brated the holidays by acquiring a
new 21-inch screen television set
for the clubhouse.
The veterans plan to give a party
to enable every member to see
their new set.
The members of the Wallace
Police Department are not only
proud of their new uniforms with
the slogan, "Strawberry Capital of
the World," but they have received
many compliments since donning
the uniforms just before Christmas.
The first snow of the season fell
in Duplin Monday night and despite
a rainy day enough stuck for the
children to snowball some the next
morning. As we write, Thursday
morning, some is still on the ground.
A heavy sleet for about half an
hour before it began snowing. Snow
fell for about four hours.
COLD ! ! !
It's been cold nere t"8 week. Wed
nesday night was the coldest of the
season. A thermometer here, placed
so the wind wouldn't strike it regis
tered 20 degrees at 8 p. m. and 20
degrees at 8 a. m. Wednesday. Un
doubtedly the temperature was
several degrees lower in the wind.
RAMBLING IN DUPLIN
The Goldsboro News-Argus is
sending Paul Barwicx, their ramb
ling reporter, into Duplin each week
and he is writing a "Rambling in
Duplin" column. Paul is. an interest
ing writer and if you see a fellow
coming up to your home on crut
ches youSvill know it's Paul.
,v r J YOTJ BELIEVE
A few days ago we were talking
with a 13 year old Kenansville child
about what one believes, The child
studied -for-a moment-and' com
mented "you believe according to
the size of your world.7
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DUPLIN GENERAL HOSPITAL begins moving into the final phases of construction as lui jmjw
year gets under way. The above picture, taken by Paul Barwick of the Goldsbore News-Argus shows '
the front almost completed. The rear wing of the building is complete - that is outside construction.
In a fews days tl.cy vill begin putting on the roof, according to foreman Watson. Work on the Health
Center and NurstJ Home is held up temporarily for lack of steel. ' - '.'.W ,f,
Marines B-:d!y Cut
In Wallace Affray
(From The Wallr.ee Enterprise)
Two Marines lay at the point of
death for many hours and one re
mains in critcal condition as a re
sult of a cutting scrape in Wallace
late Saturday night.
The cutting incident occurred
rhortly nfter a weekly dance at the
American Legion Building had
broken up. Rudolph Pate, about 30,
of Beulaville has been jailed and
Richard Smith of Pink Hill, Route
1, 25, is being sought in connection
with the cutting.
According to information avail
able to investigating officers this
morning, Pate had approached the
car in which the two Marines from
Camp LeJeune were sitting back of
the Legion building about 12:15
He allegedly accused the two of
attempting to date his wife, sudden
ly whipping the door open and
dragging one out of the machine
inflicting a deep gash in his throat
and later required 120 stitches. He
then grabbed the other ahd with
his pocket knife cut him about the
neck, shoulders and face. The two
Marines were identified as Leon L.
Williams and Billy Thompson.
The part Smith played in the
scrape is not clear. However, a
warrant charging him with assault
with a deadly weapon has been
drawn. Deputies expected him to
surrender later today at the county
jail. Both will be held pending the
outcome of William's and Thomp
According to officers, Pate was
only recently released from the
roads. He has been sentenced twice,
both cases involving drunken driv
ing. Officers described him as a
"bad character." He reportedly was
AWOL from the Army during ser
vice and holds a dishonorable dis-
After the cutting the servicemen
were taken to a.Burgaw Hospital,
later removed to the Naval Hospital
at Camp LeJeune.
Pate was arrested yesterday near
Blizzard's Mill in Glisson Town
ship by Deputy W. O. Houston. He
reportedly had "passed out" in his
Several blood transfusions may
save the life of the more seriously
injured of the two Marines. At press
time today he was still hanging on
grimly to life.
For Canteen Club
The Canteen Club of Kenansville
and Duplin County will hold an
important meeting at the Eastern
Star Lodge on Saturday night, Jan
uary 16. The meeting will begin at
7:00 p.m., the regular time for all
Canteen Club gatherings. This is
perhaps the most important meet
ing to be held yet by the newly
organized club. Plans will be made
for the clubs activities for the next
three months. Plans will also be
discussed as to how the club can
raise money to buy the necessary
recreation equipment. All members
are urged to be present this Sat
urday night to take part in making
these important plans.
The Canteen Club was organized
during the first few weeks of De
cember in the interest of promoting
good clean recreation for the young
people of Duplin County. Officers
were elected and committees were
organized. Since that time the Can
teen Club has held regular recrea
tion periods each Saturday night
from 7 until 10. All young people of
Duplin County are welcomed to
attend. Recreation for all ages has
, BROOK'S SALE
On an inside page you will find
a large ad ol A. .Brooks, inc. in
Warsaw. Their annual January sale
is underway. It will pay you to read
The regular quarterly meeting of
the Board 'of ? Trustees of . Duplin
General Hospital will be held in
the court house here Tuesday even
ing at 7:30.
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Attendance Crusade Under Way
At Unity Methodist Church
This Crusade began January 4
and ends Easter Sunday. The var
ious committies were appointed for
the Attendance Crusade. Rev. J. G.
White met with members of the
Church Wednesday, January 6, at
7 o'clock and explained the purpose
of the Attendance Crusade "Give
God A Chance Now."
Each committee was given a brief
explanation concerning their work
and discussion followed.
On January 10th each one present
in Unity was given a church atten
dance record card and a Church
Loyalty Card. The Loyalty Card
contains a pledge stating that the
bearer would attend one service
each Sunday unless Circumstances
beyond his or her control prevented
their coming to church. During this
period which began January 4 and
ends Easter Sunday, each person
Construction Tf the. Initial unit
of a $325,000 consolidated Negro
high schoel at Kenansville is well
The unit will cost approximately
$115,000. Mr. Johnson says this is
the last Negro high school to be
constructed under the county's
school consolidation program. Al
ready consolidated schools have
been built at Charity and Warsaw.
Each school will have approximately
300 students in the high school.
Schools which will be effected by
the construction of the Kenansville
high school are Magnolia, Branch
and Kenansville high schools and
Beulaville and Stanford elementary
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iiieuiarjr scuuuis are iu ue uuiisuu
dated with the present elementary
school in, Kenansville, he said.
Future plans call for the consol
idation of Negro elementary schools
in Duplin. Elementary schools are
now operated at Faison, Warsaw
Magnolia, Rose Hill, Wallace, Teach
Warsaw Jaycees To
The Warsaw Junior Chamber of
Commerce is making plans to pre
sent the distinguished service award
sometime in February. This award
is presented annually to the young
man of the town or community, be
tween the ages ef 21 and 35 in
clusive, who has rendered outstand
ing service to and in the communi
ty during 1953. It is given for ser
vice over and above the usual call
ing of his business or profession.
Last years ' recipient was John
Dr. O. S. Matthews is D. S. A.
chairman and has appointed a com
mittee of local citizens, all over 35
years of age, to consider the nomin
ations of men placed before them
and to select "The Most Outstand
AND MKS. JOHN rJWlX3?J) 0f Seven Springs
who celebrated their polden Wedding Anniversary
recently.' . ffiry
will keep his or her own record far 1
the duration of the Attendance Cru
sade. Records for each service at
tendance will be kept ; ; , '
The Evangelism and Visitation
Committee will meet January 15 In
the Church at 6:30. Following an
instruction they will begin their
work. Each inactive member will
be visited. In time each prospective
member will be visited and in-'
vited to attend Church Services,
Sunday School and M. V. F. ..... ,,
M. Y. F. meets each' Wednesday
at 7:00 p. m. Preaching Service each
Second Sunday morning at 11 ajn.
Preaching Service each fourth Sun-
day, at 7:30 p. m. Sunday School
at 10 a.m. each Sunday except 2nd.
Sunday, which begins at 9:45. '
Let's give this attendance. Cru
sade our whole-hearted cooperatinta
and support Pray forits success.
High Schodl Here
ejt, Stanford, Cbinqi
MtV 'txrA 7smrML
Branch, Little Creek' 'and Kenans
' Consolidated at Charity were Rose
HilL Wallace and Chinquapin high
schools and at Warsaw, Faison high.
High school subjects , have never
been taught at Calypso. Before be
ing moved to Warsaw, students liv
ing In the Calypso section attended
Recently, a group of interested
persons from Faison and Calypso
representing the white schools, met
with the Duplin County Board of
Education and asked that the two
high schools be consolidated. The
Board approved the proposal and
the project will be taken up with
the County Board of Commissioners
later in the year, according to Sup
Nowadays one has to have a pull
to get ahead and it takes a good
head to get a pulL
Present D. S. A.
ing Young Man of Warsaw for 1053."
This committee is sr secret committee
and is known only to Dr. Matthews.
The winner is selected from 'those
nominated for contribution to com
munity welfare during 1953, partici
pating in all around community
activities, evidence of lasting con
tribution to community, exhimtion
of leadership ability, evidence at
personal and business progress, and
cooperation, with individuals .and
CSjDteng of the Warsaw Conmumi
fy we urged to give this svoject
thonghtful consideration - and to
write or telephone their noTTTtnetVins
to T. Matthews for consideration.
by the committee.