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VOL.21, NO. 3
o 'esbyterian Laymen To
Wallace -will be host to an antl(
pated three hundred Presbyterii
.laymen and ministers who w:
gather there' Monday, February '
for the annual convention of tt
Men of the Church of Wilmlngta
Presbytery. Presbyterian men froi"'
churches' in the area between Mori
head City and Whiteville and from
Mount Olive to Southport will as
semble to hear Dr. B. Frank Hall,
popular Wilmington churchman, de
liver a challenging address on the
role of the laymen in the work of
Convening in the Wallace church
at seven o'clock, the men will en
joy a barbecue supper in the Currle
Building and will then assemble
In the sanctuary for the program.
Also featured on the program will
be John Delfell, former Wallace
businessman and now a resident of
Greensboro, who is president of
Synod of North Carolina, and Dr.
J. O. Mann, Charlotte, director of
men's work for the synod.
Of major interest to men attend
ing the annual convention will be
news of the forthcoming meeting of
the church's laymen to be held in
New Orleans at which President
Eisenhower, along with six Presby
terian governors and many other
notables, will speak if present plans
are realized. The occasion is ex
pected to attract several thousand
laymen. Plans are underway in this
area to charter a plane to transport
the delegates from Wilmington Pres
bytery to the New Orleans meeting.
In a meeting held Tuesday even
ing officers of the local church voted
unanimously to invite the Presby
tery's men group to meet in Wallace
and the offer was accepted by the
council, official board of the organ
izatioa Committees of men from the
Duplin County area to complete ar
rangements for the Wallace meeting
will be announced in the near fu
ture by Dallas Herring, Rose, Hill,
who is the current president of the
men of Wilmington Presbytery.
Purpose of the organization in
addition to encourage fellowship
among men in the local churches
and the church at large, is to sup
port the general program of the
church with special emphasis upon
evangelism and religious education.
Uhough the movement is relatively
in this area, reports indicate
( ) many local groups are now
N .tioning and many worthwhile
..ojects are being undertaken.
It was reported today than an
investigation into the telephone sit
uation of Kenansville is now being
made by personnel of the State
Utility Board of Raleigh.
The Duplin County Board of Com
missioners adopted a resolution Jan
uary 4 asking an investigation of
telephone rates and lack of rural
telephone service in the county.
J. P. Havens, vice-president of
Carolina Telephone and Telegraph
Company, defended the complaint
early last week saying rates being
paid for the higher grade service
offered residents now are in many
cases less than those paid for multi
The Board of Commissioners,
through correspondence, has been
assured, according to V. W. Chase,
telephone engineer, that a thorough
investigation of the matted will be
Chase began the survey at Ken.
ansville last Thursday.
North Carolina ranks 45th among
the states in the percentage of corn
acreage planted to hybrid varieties.
County Basket Ball
January 12 Rose Hill played at
Wallace, Kenansville at Chinquapin,
Faison at Warsaw and B. F. Grady
Wallace Takes Two
The Wallace boys won over Rose
Hill boys with an easy score of 64
to 86. High scorers for Wallace were
Carlton with 22 and Wallace with
13. High scorer for Rose Hill was
Murray with 10. The Wallace girls
were victorous over the Rose Hill
girls with a score of 79 to 78. High
scorers for Wallace were Currie
with 35 and Smith with 24. High
scorers for Rose Hill were Waters
with 51 and Reba Jones with 23.
ife KenaaaviUe Splits With
The Kenansville boys won over
1 the Chinquapin boys with a score
' of 48 to 4a High scorer for Kenans
ville was Bell with 14 and for
Chinquapin Halso with 18. The
Chinquapin girls won over the
Kenansville girls with a score of
El to 31 High flcorer for Chinqua
pin was 'James with 25 and tor
Kenansville was Brown with 23.
. .Warsaw Boys Win Over Faiaan
Tht Warsaw boys won over ralson
On Wallace Feb. 8
RALEIGH, N. C C. Heide Trask,
commissioner of the Third State
Highway Division, today said that
42.04 miles of road work and five
bridges had been finished in his
division dtlring the past month.
The Third with division head
quarters in Wilmington is composed
of Brunswick, Duplin, New Hanover
Onslow, Pender and Sampson coun
ties. C. E. Brown is division engin
eer. R. V. Biberstein is assistant
division engineer in charge of con
struction. In Brunswick, State forces graded,
drained and put in earth fill for
0.7 mile between Gauses Landing
and Brick Landing Roads; and for
0.8 mile on the Russtown Road (near
Longwood). Both road improve
ments are 28 feet Wide. The Snow
Field Road near Bishops Store was
graded, drained and paved with
Soil for 2.3 miles. The road is 24
feet wide. State forces graded and
drained an additional 0.7 mile off
Gauses Landing Road toward Vance
In New Hanover, State forces
graded, drained and top soiled the
following 24-foot wide roads, and
their lengths: near Whiskey Creek,
2.3 miles; and near Beckers Supply
Company, 0.15 mile. The 22-foot
wide road near Maffitt Village was
graded, drained and top soiled for
0.4 mile. The Flemington Road was
graded and paved, 30 feet wide, for
0.5 mile where it intersects Negro
In Onslow, State forces stabilized
weak places with Belgrade rock the
following 18-foot wide roads: Rocky
Hun Road for two miles; and the
Mt. Pleasant Road which runs for
400 yards from the Swansboro loop
road to a dead end. The road con
necting Belgrade Road with US 17
was graded and widened to 35 feet
for 0.3 mile.
In Pender, contractor forces grad
ed and surfaced, 18 feet wide, the
road which runs for 5.27 miles from
NC 53 to NC 210 near Currie.
In Sampson, State highway forces
paved with hot asphalt for 2,569
square yards on th Roseboro High
School driveway and yard. The fol
lowing 22-foot wide roads, and their
lengths, were soil-surfaced by State
forces: O. B. Jackson Road north
of West Cross roads, 0.8 mile; Grady
Spell Road north of Autryville, 1.5
miles; J. S. Spell Road northwest
Salemburg, 1.2 miles and Britt Road
west of Monk's Cross Roads, 0.9 mile.
The Howard Road north of NC 24
at Turkey was soil surfaced, 20 feet
wide, for 1.2 miles. Two 20-foot
wide roads, and their lengths, were
graded and drained: Sawdust Trail
west of Vann Cross roads, 0.6 mile;
and Whitfield Road north of Clinton
and east of US 701, 1.6 miles. State
forces completed a 24-foot wide
bridge with concrete superstructure
just west of US 421 at Mt. Gilead
Church. South of Turkey, State
forces completed laying a new floor
consisting of five 30-foot spans on
the Reedy Ford Bridge.
In Duplin, State highway forces
completed 19.9 miles of road im
provements and the building of
three structures. The following 20
foot wide roads, and their lengths,
were soil surfaced: Carlton Road
west of Magnolia, two miles; Mag
nolia Road west of Magnolia, 5.1
miles; Jones Mill Road south of
Wayne County line, 1.8 miles; and
the Britt Road east of Jones Mill
and south of Wayne County line,
2.1 miles. The 18-foot wide Charlie
Gillespie Road east of US 117 be
tween Warsaw and Magnolia was
soil-surfaced for 0.7 miles. State
forces graded and drained the fol
lowing roads, and their lengths:
Wells Road north of Charity Cross
boys with a score of 57 to 55. High
scorer for Warsaw was Quihn with
21 and for Faison was Miller with
On January 14 Beulavllle played
at Faison and Warsaw at Kenans
ville. Beubville Wins Two
The Beulavllle boys won over the
Faison boys with a score of 85 to
39. High scorer for Beulavllle was
Dobson with 25 and for Faison was
Miller with 16. The Beulavllle girls
won over the Faison girls with
score of 64 to 56. High scorer for
Beulavllle was Sandlin with 30 and
for Faison, Bowden with 29.
Kenansville Takes Two . "
The Kenansville boys won over
the Warsaw boys with a score of
54 to 86. High scorers for Kenans
ville were Bell with 13 and Daugh.
try with 131 for Warsaw, Qulnn with
The Kenansville girls won an easy
victory over the Warsaw girls with
'score of 65 to 40. Eve Summerlin
cored 27 points and that non-scoring
Jean Qulnn racked'up 16 points.
High scorsr for Warsaw was Gore
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 1954
Roads, 2.6 miles; Sanderson Road
northwest of Chinquapin, 1.4 miles;
Rainer Road between Chinquapin
and Pin Hook, 0.6 mile; Richard
Rouse Road north of Albertson and
south of -the Lenoir County line,
2.3 miles; Rivenbark Road west of
Wallace, 0.5 mile; and Swinson Road
southeast of Friendship, 0.8 mile.
Two bridges consisting of creosote'd
substructures and concrete super
structures, were finished near Gosh
en Swamp north of Friendship. Both
are 24 feet wide. State forces re
placed another bridge on this road
with two lines of 48-inch pipe.
Northeast of Scott's Store a 60-foot
pipe was put in line.
Duplin Man Goes
WHITEVILLE, Jan. 18 Gordon San
derson, 27-year-old resident of Rose
Hill, Duplin County, has joined the
staff of the Waccamaw Bank and
Trust Company in Whiteville.
Waccamaw officials said today
that he had been assigned to the
bookkeeping department for train
ing in the fundamentals of bank
ing. A Duplin native, Sanderson is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Sanderson
of Rose Hill.
After graduating from Rose Hill
High School in 1943, he attended
Louisburg Junior College and later
graduated from the Ray-Voque
School of Advertising 'in Chicago.
He also studied public relations at
Northwestern University in Evans
Prior to an unfavorable change in
the health of his father two years
ago, he was with the advertising
department of W. E. Long Company
of Chicago for two years.
He was an assistant scoutmaster
at Rose Hill and was a member of
the Lions Club there last summer.
Sanderson, who is unmarried, is
rooming at the home of Mrs. J. L.
Cottingham on Franklin Street.
He Is active in the Methodist
Church and probably will continue
to attend his church in Rose Hill
until his term as usher expires.
Mr. Thurman Albertson of Ken
ansville, N. C. is among the students
at Washington College now busily
engaged in scholastic activities pre
ceeding the end of the academic
Final examinations for the first
semester will begin on Wednesday,
January 20, and will be completed
Tuesday, January 26.
Registration of new students for
the second semester is scheduled
for Monday, February 1, with sec
ond semester classes beginning Wed
nesday morning, February 3.
Ermon N. Foster, College Regis
trar and Director of Admissions,
anticipates twenty new students
registering for the second semester
Students enrollment for the first
half of the academic year was 393.
Washington College, 10th oldest
educational institution in the nation,
will confer an honorary degree upon
President Eisenhower when he
speaks at the College Commence
ment exercises on June 6.
The new 1954 Oldsmobile Super
"88" is now on display at West
Motor Co. in Warsaw.
The new Oldsmobile is ultra-new
in design with a longer silhouette
and Is powered by the new 185
horsepower world's record "rocket"
engine with 8.25 to 1 compression
The new Oldsmobile features
sweep-cut doors and fenders, a
completely new body by Fisher and
a slanting panoramic windshield.
The Red Cross Bloodmobile comes
to the Woman's Club, Goldsboro,
Friday, January 22nd. You can do
nate a pint of blood for the wound
ed servicemen still in hospitals, for
disaster or defense. A permanent
list of -donors , is kept at the Red
Cross Office. Hive your name there
so that you can he a blood donor
It any emergency arises. Call the
Red Cross office in Kenansville and
sign up to give pint of blood, Jan
uary 22nd. Duplin County is co
operating with Wayne County in
The 1954 Polio (March of Dimes)
drive Is under way. Duplin Is
not yet completely organised ac
cording to Grady Mercer and
X Russell Lanier, co-chairman.
They say they . hope to have
everything running smoothly
within a week. As it stands now
the BAPW clab In Warsaw Is
handling the drive there; Junior
8oroals is handling it In Wallace;
Byron Teaehey heads the white
schools drive and Windsor John
son of Rose Hill handles the Ne
gro schools drive. Last year the
county raised $4,698.85. The co
chairmen say they hope Dnplin
will top last year's record. From
headquarters comes word that the
money raised this year may he
the beginning of the end of Polio
in oar nation. Scientists have now
developed what they think Is a
. sure vaccine but they most have
the money to try It out.
The Duplin Supply Co. of Warsaw
was robbed of $1900 in checks and
cash early Saturday morning be
tween four and five o'clock, re
ported E. T. Lewis and D. J. Riven
bark, owners and operators.
Entrance was gained by prizing
open the door with tools identified
as being taken from West Motor
Company, which adjoins the Supply
Co., it was reported. The cash,
totaling $1300 and checks were
taken from a safe.
Night police, Archie Brown, re
ported he saw four men running
from the store and shot at them
As we go to press no clues have
been reported on the robbery.
The Eastern Baptist Association
concluded its five night better
teaching clinic, held at the Warsaw
Baptist Church, on Friday, January
15, with a final enrollment of 431.
The 39 churches within the associ
ation, with 19 pastors who serve
part time in some churches and
full time in others, had 31 churches
enrolled in the clinic with 12 pas
tors attending each night.
Six qualified and state approved
workers in the field of Sunday
Schobl clinical precedures directed
the work of the various depart
ments. Dr. L. L. Carpenter, editor
of the Biblical Recorder, served as
faculty director and taught the
adult class which averaged more
than 100 in attendance each night.
Mrs. L. L. Carpenter directed the
class for the teachers and officers
of young people's departments.
The intermediate department was.
under the leadership of Mrs. Earle
Holmes of Farmville; and the junior
department under Mrs. Ben Ingram
of Hartsville, S. C. The best meth
ods of study and teaching were
discussed, observation class work
carried on, and departmental pro
cedures given much emphasis
throughout the week.
Magnifying the work of the ele
mentary departments, Miss Mae
Bomar of Spartanburg, S. C, di
rected the workers of the Nursery
and Beginner departments. This
group, with attendance over 25 each
evening, received detailed instruc
tions in the best and most modern
educational procedures for pre
school age children.
Statistical records for the week
indicated that attendance increased
each night; few absentees occurred.
Due to inclement weather the at
tendance on Monday was only 154,
but thereafter it increased over 200
each night: 222 Tuesday, 254 Wed
nesday; 260 Thursday; 268 Friday.
Clarence Shrpp of Clinton is the
associational Sunday School super
intendent. Dr. Alton Greenlaw of
Warsaw is the moderator.
The standard of excellence and
requirements for the various steps
are not set up by each local chapter.
A southwide committee made up
of qualified leaders throughout the
south, representing groups of var
ious educational and cultural ad
vantages, meet periodically to re
think, change, and keep the work
on the highest educational level,
following the best techniques and
methods of learning. The work is
based on Individual interest, con
cern and study. The work Is done
by personal research, memorization
Included in the work are many
passages, mission study work, com
munity mission and knightly needs
activities, study and practice of
life's stewardship, knowledge of the
Bible and Prayer. Several research
projects are required with personal
convictions and written composi
tions as results.
In the local church the leaders
of the Girls Auxiliary are Mrs.
Eugene Johnston, Mrs. David Jones
and their assistants. Mrs. W. Y.
Vann is counselor of the Royal
Average prices received by N. C,
farmers for roost commodities they
tell increased slightly during the
month ended December 15.
Albertson Post American Legion
Ahead Of Membership Quota
The Albertson American Legion
post has exceeded its membership
quota for 1954, according to in
quarters of the Legion in Raleigh.
Cub Scout Pack
About fifty interested parents met
at the Warsaw Grammar School on
Monday evening at seven-thirty in
the Interest of organizing a Cub
Scout Pack for boys 7, 8, 9, and 10
years of age.
Meeting with the parents were:
Rev. N. H. Flowers chairman of
Cub Scout Pack Committee: W. M
Craven who was a former Scout
Executive; Bruce Boyers, Execu
tive Director of Tuscarora Council,
Goldsboro; Joe Brown, Field Ex
ecutive for Sampson and Duplin
Counties, of Clinton; Mrs. Lehman
Williams, Den Mother of Cub Scouts,
and son, Glenn, a cub Scout of Pink
Hill. Mr. Craven presided at the
meeting and explained to the par
ents the work and responsibility
of the parents in working with the
Cub Scouts. He, also, explained that
the Pack is to be sponsored by the
Rotary Club, they also sponsor the
Boy Scouts. The Rotary Club has
voted to spend $25 for materials
for the Den Mothers.
Rev. Flowers explained that Cub
bing is a home affair and is the
responsibility of the parents and
the Den Mothers.
Mr. Boyers spoke on the Cub work
and urged every one to give full
cooperation. He introduced Mr.
Brown who is to work with the
Mrs. Williams told briefly the
work to be done in the local Cub
It was decided to meet at the
Grammar School again Tuesday
night, January 26, at seven-thirty to
make further plans for organizing.
Working on the local committee
with Rev. Flowers are James Frank
lin Strickland, J. P. Harmon, Glenn
Rollins, Milton West, Rev. Paul
Mull and Lawton Albertson.
lanuary 27 - 29
The artists of Southeastern N. C.
will have a chance to hang their
works in the Wilmington Art As
sociation's forthcoming exhibition.
The exhibition will be open to
the public January 27, 28 and 29
from 3 until 9 p.m. The exhibition
will be held at St. John's Episcopal
Church Parish House at Third and
Red Cross Streets.
Rules set up by the Wilmington
Art Association for the non-jury
exhibition are as follows:
ELIGIBILITY: All artists residing
in Southeastern North Carolina are
MEDIA: Oils, watercolors, draw
ings, sculpture, ceramics, photo
graphs. Oils and watercolors must
be framed, drawings and photo
graphs must be matted. Two works
in each media ONLY will be ac
cepted from one exhibitor. All work
must be original. No copies will be
RECEIVING DATE: Exibits will
be received at the Parish House of
St. John's Church Monday January
25, between the hours of 4 and 6
p.m. and must be removed by noon
Saturday, January 30. All works
must be plainly marked with the
name and address of the exhibitor.
LIABILITY: The Wilmington Art
Association shall not be liable for
any damage to exhibits.
RALEIGH, Jan. A county-agalnst
-county contest to raise funds
for the March of Dimes will be
sponsored by Station WPTF be
ginning January 15. The winning
county will receive a check for $100
from WPTF for use In that county's
fight against Polio.
Bill Jackson, early morning per
sonality on WPTF and disc jockey
for "The BJ Show", is in charge
of the contest again this year. Last
year listeners to his program 'in
35 North Carolina counties contri
buted) over $2,000 to the March of
Dimes through WPTF. Wake Coun-,
ty, with close to $800 In contribu
tions, won the (100 award. Lee
county was second with over $400
All contributions collected by
WPTF will go back to the county
from which they came and the
county sending ip the largest con
tribution will, receive the $100
award from WPTF.
Those desiring to contribute to
the March of Dimes through the
BJ Show should mail their con
tributions to Bill Jackson, March
of Dimes Contest, WPTF, .Raleigh.
N. C Contest closes January 31.
counties; fl.00 ootelde this
Quota for the post is 95 and to
date 96 members have joined.
Success of the Albertson Legion
aires in reaching their quota
brought a note of congratulations
from W. L. McMillan of Rocky
Mount, department commander of
the Legion. McMillan wrote J. H.
Byrd, commander of the Albertson
post, "I am proud to congratulate
the officers and the members of
Post No. 379 upon this notable
Byrd, even though his post is
over the top, has stated "We do not
intend to stop our membership drive
now that we have reached our
quota. There are many more eligible
veterans who have not yet joined
our post and we invite them all to
Albertson is the second post in
this section to reich its member
ship quota. Calypso reached its goal
several weeks ago.
On March 1st.
An ordinance which was adopted
by the Duplin County Board of
Health on January 1, 1954 for the
sale of pasteurized milk in Duplin
County will become effective Mar.
1. Duplin County Board of Health
has passed the U. S. Ordinance and
Code U. S. P. H.
After March 1 all milk sold in
Duplin County must be Grade A and
pasteurized. Persons who violate
the rules and regulations made by
the Duplin County Board of Health
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor
and fined not exceeding $50 or im
prisoned not exceeding 30 days, as
provided by Section 20 of Chapter
130 of General Statues of North
Wholesale milk distributors may
obtain permits from the Duplin
County Board of Health upon ap
plication. Permits will not be issued
Claude Hepler, of Wallace, for
merly a resident of Mount Olive,
was elected to head the Duplin
group at a meeting of that organi
zation last week. One of the first
projects to be undertaken by the
new president is arranging trans
portation for the Wallace high
school band to go to New Bern
January 28 to march in the Shin
The Presbyterian Women of the
Pleasant View Church held their
installation service, Sunday, Jan
uary 3, at their regular church ser
vice, performed oy tneir pastor,
Rev. N. P. Farrior. Officers are as
follows: President, Mrs. Leonard F.
Grady; Vice-President, Mrs. Graham
Teaehey; Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs.
J. H. Byrd; Historian, Mrs. Leonard
F. Grady; Committee Chairman -Spiritual
Growth, Mrs. Robert
Grady; World Missions, Mrs. Dur
ham Grady; Church Extension, Mrs.
J. A. Mewborn; Christian Education,
Mrs. Graham Teaehey; Annuities &
Relief, Mrs. Durham Grady; Stew
ardship, Mrs. Richard Rouse; Gen
eral Fund Agencies, Mary Ellen
Chambers; Circle Chairman, Mrs.
Robert Grady; Co-Chairman, Mrs.
MASON L. HOIXOMAN.
Mason L. HollomSn, 71, of Calypso
died at his home at 2:20 p. m. Wed
nesday. He is survived by his wife,
the former Ellie Lane of Wayne
County; two sons, Kermit of Calyp
so and Emmett of Waye County;
three daughters, Mrs. Hattie Bar
wick and Mrs. Ervin Potts of Mt.
Olive, Rt. 1, and Mrs. Ben Ray
Brock, Mt. Olive, Rt. 2; three broth
ers, Jim Holloman, Calypso, Sam of
Faison and Andrew of Mt. Olive;
one sister, Mrs. Coy Miller, Mt.
Olive; 13 grandchildren and one
great-grandchild. Funeral services
were held at the home at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday with the Rev. Taylor O.
Byrd, Presbyterian minister of Fai
son, officiating, and burial was in
the Calypso Cemetery. Mr. Hollo-
man was a farmer and a member
of the Calypso Baptist Church.
MRS. ADA HALSO.
Mrs. Ada Halso, 41, of Chinquapin,
died in a Kinston hospital Wednes
day morning. Funeral services were
held from the home at 2:30 p.m.
Thursday with the Rev. L. K. Bailey
officiating. Burial followed in the
Batts cemetery. Surviving are three
sons, Clifton of Baltimore, Md.,
Arnold and Freddie of the home;
one daughter, Dorothy of the home;
four sisters, Mrs. Annie E. Brown,
Mrs. Lula James, Mrs. Tressie Sholar
all of Chinquapin, and Mrs. Clyde
Jenkins of Richlands; one brother,
Harold C. Brown.
per year In Duplin and adjoining
Application of Agricultural Research
In Duplin Will Improve Farmers Incc:i
"The application of recent agri
cultural research results here would
mean a vast improvement in tne
incomes of individual farmers and
would bring a great contribution
o the economy of the whole county"
Farm Agent, Vernon Reynolds de
Reynolds said this is the thinking
back of a Livestock School design
ed to acquaint Duplin farmers with
the practical application of recent
research results affecting beef cattle,
sheep and swine enterprises on
farms in Duplin County.
The classes will be held in yie
Kenansville High School Auditor
ium on Friday, January 29 at 9:30
a.m. Specialists from the State Col
lege Agricultural Extension Service
will bring the latest recommenda
tions in beef cattle, sheep and swine
"Maybe you aren't interested in
all three classes of livestock to be
discussed, but it may be that one
or more of these enterprises can
fit in very profitably with your
farming program," Reynolds de
clared. Among the recent research re
sults to be presented will be a
system of growing out hogs on
Ladino clover, corn, water and min
erals at a cost of only $11.00 per
hundredweight. "Most of us have
Duplin District Scout
The first Duplin district meeting
was held Jan. 19, 1954 in Warsaw
at the home of Mr. Bill Craven.
The following members were pre
sent: E. Walker Stevens, Bill Cra
ven, George Penny, Paul Ingram,
Earl Huie, Joe Brown, Cleo Outlaw,
John Smith, Frank Quetti, Miles
Buck, Arthur Benton.
A district Board of Review was
held for the advancements in the
following ratings: Stat, Life, Eagle,
and Bronze Palms. The committee
set the following goals for 1954:
(1) 100 Boys' Life for Duplin Dis
trict. (2) More advancement in
1954 than any other district in Tus
Top Five In State
Jan. 18, 1954 Duplin Conuty for
the second consecutive year has
been listed among the top five coun
ties in the state in making the most
total progress among negroes in
1953, it was learned today.
A letter from the State Rural
Progress Campaign Commi 1 1 e e
Chairman, William E. Reed to Miss
A. M. Kenion, president of the local
organization stated the full state
committee will visit Duplin on Feb
ruary 2 in an effort to select the
top winner of the state. The award
carried a $500.00 prize.
The contest is designed to cordin
ate the efforts of all agencies oper
ating in Duplin County to make
maximum use of our human and
natural resources. The organization
is comprised of school officials, ex
tension agents, Vocational Agricul
ture Teachers, farm leaders and
their organizations, Home Econo
mics teachers, churchmen and civic
Miss Kenion has announced that
special meeting will be called
January 25 at 4 p.m. of the county
committee to consolidate gains in
1953 to enable the state committee
to get a full description of the
county's activities during the year.
This meeting is scheduled to be
held at the Douglas High School
Last year. Chairman Reed and his
The Telephone Company Replies
January 15, 1954
Mr. Robert Grady, Editor
The Duplin Times
Kenansville, N. C.
Dear Mr. Grady:
In accordance with yanr suggest
ion, made at the time of our visit
to your home, I am enclosing here
with an article entitled Progress
and Profit which you may use In
As I recall you stipulated that
ou would make no comment on any
thing I might submit. However, I
think, in all fairness, I should re
leive you from that promise and
especially if you desire to make a
I enjoyed very much our discus
sion and am convinced that the end
result for which the company is
seeking to attain will be most sat
isfactory to you.
J. F. Havens
PROGRESS AND PROFIT
The progress of this country, and
it should not be different in Duplin
County, has been attributed to the
free enterprise system with a profit
incentive. In the case of public utili
ties such as the Carolina Telephone
and Telegraph Company the profit
incentive is limited such companies'
profits are regulated in most of the
states. Most assuredly the profits of
the Carolina Telephone and Tele-
PRICE TEN CI
been spending about 5 pe" cen
more than that," according W WJ-
Control of parasites arid the pro
duction of a meat type hog will
also be discussed. , - 1 ' v ' t
Farmers must produce the type
of meat that Is in demand fcy thoj j
housewife if the market for pork t
is to be maintained at the present"
level. When pork consumption is j
reduced on pound per capita mean f '
a loss of 1 million hogs. Tela
pounds less means a loss of 15,000,-t. :
000 hogs. " " V
Beef cattle producers will be in: 4
terested in the discussion on heroT .
management, experiment station re
sults on winter feeding and fatten-
ing cattle for market and a summary: r' 4
of the 1953 North Carolina Feeder
Calf Sales. - t '.
There is profit in the sheep bus4.
iness and many farmers in Duplini :
can Increase their farm income? v ,
with a well managed farm flock,
The requirements for a successfuS
sheep enterprise including breedings
feeding, management, parasite con- ,
trol and marketing of lambs aa4
wool will be presented at the live
stock school. -
Attend the Livestock School and
feel free to ask any questions that."
will be of help to you.
carora council. (3) Camping 10 day
and nights for at least 75 of our
units. (4) New Scout-units organiz- '
ed in Duplin County. "
The above goals are very chal
lenging and it will take the workr
of every person in Duplin county
that is interested in Scouting. It
was pointed out that there are
1,569 boys of Scout age in Duplin
county and we have only 347 of
them in Scouting. The field Is wide
open for Scouting in Duplin county.
Our job as citizens is to see that
we get more boys in Scouting and
the Scouting ideals into "more boys.
group visited points of interest in
the county to determine the extent
of progress in the county, after hear
ing reports from the various com
mittees. The standing committees
are listed as: Desirable Adjustments
in Agriculture; Community Im
provement: Opportunities lor Ku:
Youth; Cooperation of all Agencies,
Group and Individual The state
committee will meet at the Charity
High School on February 2.
To Sponsor Band
Members of the Wallace High
School Band are being sponsored
by the Duplin Shrine Club and will
make the trip to the New Bern
Shrine Convention on Jan. 28 at
the Shriners' expense.
The Shriners are not only de
fraying the expenses of sending
the band to the convention but will
lead them in the parade.
Accompanying the band will be
Mrs. Ethel Leary, band director,
and Mrs. T. M. Fields, band mother.
Shriner Steve Mallard, of Wallace
made all the arrangements of the
The Seven Springs 'Youth For
Christ" Movement will meet at.
Dalley's Chapel Church, near Severn
Springs, Saturday night at 7:30. AH!
Denominations are welcome. If youu
desire Spiritual blessing - come..
graph Company are limited by the-
North Carolina Utilities Commission
who in the last rate case reduced
the return allowed in previous
cases of 6.5 to 6.
The installation of exchange tefcu
phone service at Beulaville is define
ately a progressive step for these
people living in Beulaville as well
as a means of providing mare ade- -
quate communication facilities in
the areas adjacent to that town. The
installation of exchange service re
quiring an expenditure of about:
$30,000'for the exchange plant re
presents one of many similar pro
jects where the revenue derived is
not in keeping with the investment
required. The total charges for ex
change Service, at Beulaville for
those customers formerly connected:
to Kenansville is less than the char--ges
were from Kenansville. This;-,
condition exists although the people
residing in' Beulaville as of Docem-i
ber 18, 195S were furnished witbii
one,' two, .or iour-party service ir
lieu of the- previous ten-party ser
vice only. . fl
' The progress which the lnstallav
tion of exchange service at Beula
ville will bring to Duplin County
"V aot be recognized In the Im
mediate future but the end result,
will mean, more telephone for more.-
People and in a larger area. ' ; .,
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