'J ) Duplin Tbcs Two S'- I Hew 14 Pc::j This Vc;!: Ilumbefc2l7-1 - . ,t f. PRICE TEN CKJTS Section 1 , KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1954 subscription BATE: 1.50 per yetr la Dopltn and djoinlaf. eountlee; 14.00 outside turn area la N. V4 5.M onMde " c '" I II ml; I II ' .- . . u I I I I 1 I , I .... . . I ; i 1 I I I -ll II II ...-111" It; I 1 111, I K I V II V ; I I I I I I ' ' ' I -f yr I ; lol, ' II I VII ' II I I I I I I I.I. f.f B , I . . .;. ..J -j v w VV. !A. X v r.. jr.,. r.. ... fr -s- rar r ..r.-fiv.wj jr5-iwy.- uquapin 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. Norton. 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, 1964. r "r;; r. j t ' ia Observes Church 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 Crusade. 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 urcl 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 scheduled. 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 conference chairman. 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 Chance." COMMITTEE MEETING The Executive Committee of the School Improvement Committee will meet in the Board of Education building here Wednesday night at 7:30 o'clock. 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 f. HauyQM!' ()? Jan. I Kenansville as B, F. Grady . Falsest at WaHeee The KeaansvUle boys won an easy victory over B. F, Grady with id The Kellogg 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 Another Newspaper 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 ary. 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. Workshop Here Soon 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 20. "HP" "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 12. 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. ;- ONE-WAY STREET - Do all the good you can as you go along - life is a one-way street, and you're not coming back, . 1",' f1 I J' 1 I t v , 1 V fl Foundation "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. Briefs 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 tist Church. 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. 'MIGHTY SORE 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." WEDNESDAY CLOSINGS 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 Walace Associates. 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. RECEIVES COMPLIMENTS 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. SNOW 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. riv . ,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 I f IT 7 p ""m ill ' ... TTTT 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 Sunday morning. 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 son's injuries. 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 -""j vice and holds a dishonorable dis- charge. 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 car. 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 been planned. , 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 their ad. HOSPITAL MEETING 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. ii ! in r ! , - M--' miiTiiii. 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 Consolidated Negro Construction Tf the. Initial unit of a $325,000 consolidated Negro high schoel at Kenansville is well under way. 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 ., ... u . .. , . . ': 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 Anderson Johnson. 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 liiii.iwi i 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. a High Schodl Here ejt, Stanford, Cbinqi iuplntKMMr MtV 'txrA 7smrML Branch, Little Creek' 'and Kenans ville. V ' 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 Faison school. 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 erintendent Johnson. 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 tMa organization. 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. 4 i - 1 i i' ' J, i T imTTT. TTTa Tr, .jv.