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There ai few ex-slaves lUU alive
. i the United States. But at Kenans
Hie there la one In. the person of
Aunt Dollie Bradshaw. Time and
year of labor have decreased her
hearing, sight and sparkle, but some
of the incidents ol long ago still
remain as clear memories. , : . .
: 1 She doesn't know how old aha is,
-but says she, thinks she was some
where between 13 and 20 years old
when the slaves were freed in 1865.
"My mother never told me how old
X was or when Z was bom," she
said. Those who have known her
i longest, including her daughter,
Mary Brown, with, whom she lives,
say she is approximately 108 years
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Actually, Aunt Dollie has been
living in Kenansville tor only two
years. Prior to -1951, she lived in
,ampson County, near :. Clinton
whre sh spent her girlhood and
womanhood; giving birth to some
13 children. ,-. .(;y A;..'. ;..?'
Foif a person who has passed the
century mark in age, Aunt Dollie
. recalls her childhood days remark
ably well. She was trst the "pro
perty" of BUI Ashwood in Sampson
County. "! had a good master, I
did,"! she perked up and . leaned
forward in her chair as "her master"
'was mentioned. "You ought to have
seen us little Negroes running be
hind our master. He. was good to
us. We would get up early in the
morning and rush to the master's
bouse and follow him over the fields
until dark," she said.
- "I remember mother being sold
to Kid v Oates, ( who lived on the
adjoining plantation, so we went
long. We were bought by Master
Oates Just before we were treed," .
: she said. ; v - .
Her mother was ,110 or 119 years
PLUS proved results, made
our choice. Check for your
self, on your own flocks and
herds, the advantage! of
feeding the RED ROSE-way.
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old when she died. Aunt, Dollie still
has fond memories of her mother,
who' raised her to appreciate her
When asked of her chore on the
plantation, she leaned forward in
her chair with her white hair show
ing her age, "I was a cook," he
said. "I was never a field hand. I
just cooked in a big kitchin for the
master and his folks," she added.
- Aunt Dollie does not know how
old she was when married. "I re
member someone saying when I
was to get married that I was 30
and just a child," she said, "but
I don't know. I just don't know how
old I was." She married John Brad
shaw. Before her marriage she was
a Holmes. , '
With the help of her 76-year-old
daughter, with whom she lives, nine
names of children were recalled,
but she doesn't know married
names. "There was Lizzie, Henry,
Tommy, Betty, Isabelle, Jane Ellen,
Johnny, Claude, Mary and I had
four children that died when they
were babies," she said. "I don't
know. I just don't know where
they are or how many children I
had. Seems like there ought to be
more," she mumbled to herself.
Aunt Dollie says she has nothing
to do with Her living so long. "I
Did I Pay
checking account today.
you pay your bills by check. Start a
That Bin? Yoa Won't have to guess if
ain't got nothing to do with that,"
she said, "The Saviour's the only
One, that knows. I'm just here. I'll
live as long as He wants me to and
then I'll die."
She has been hard of hearing for
30 years and at one time completely
lost her eyesight. However, she can
see a little 'now and with a little
assistance on warm days, she can
walk around the house. Lately, she
has been having fainting spells, but
she always manages to rally.
She has a lot of white friends
who visit her often. She likes to
talk of the days gone by but re
grets she can recall so little of the
past. No one knows how long Aunt
Dollie Bradshaw will live. But those
few ex-slaves who do remain give
the present generation a picture of
what it was like to live in tbte days
before 1865. Some slaves liked their
masters and some did not. But Aunt
Dollie, is enthusiastic about her past
life - and does not regret the days
of her early life. To her they were
pleasant days and memories of them
still linger in her mind as each day
passes and draws her nearer to the
time when her "days will be over
(News-Argus Farm Photo)
Duplin Negro 4-Her
Makes High Score
Several Duplin County . Negro
4-Hers carrying Sweet Potato pro
jects recently attended and partici
pated In the Annual Southeastern
Sweet Potato Show and Sale at the
Curb Market Building in Fayette
vllle. The youthful sweet potato
growers saw prices ranging up to
$13.00 per bushel for the best quality
yams paid by interested business
men in ana arouna j ayeueviue
and in Warsaw.
i. Davel )Uw, of Magnolia Industrial
High School Club topped Duplin's
participants and making the third
highest Individual score in the en
tire southeastern district of North
Carolina. X B. Ma this and Zuray
Moore , also of the Magnolia Club
comprised the Duplin jmdging team.
. Preston Hall, of the Charity Club,
Charles Smith of Rose Hill and
Ollie Maddrey of - Faison entered
potatoes in the show.
A lecture demonstration on sweet
potatoe cultural was given the ISO
assembled club members by T. W.
Flowers, Horticulture Specialist lor
the North Carolina Extension Ser
It's a proven fact that no man
loses by taking time enough to do
4 worthwhile project fight
The Annual Negro Extension Day
of Duplin County was held this
year in a Farm and Home Institute.
Approximately 200 Negro fanners
and bomemakers attended this in
stitute which was held on February
23 at the Court House In Kenans
ville, The Institute was conducted by
three Negro Specialist r from the
State Extension Department r
Miss G, M, Kyer, Subject Matter
Specialist gave a lecture demonstration-en
"Family Financial Planning.'
Miss Kyer In her lecture, using the
flannel- board, showed the impor
tance of making a plan in order to
get your 'most urgent needs. Miss
Kyer stated that your wishes fall
)nto three groups: (1) Immediate
needs and desires, (2) Things you
want ' during 1 the next . year, (3)
Things you want in the future. Most
of us have surprisingly vague ideas
about the things we really-. want
said Miss Kyer, until we take bur
pencils and write them down. Once
we know what our goals really are
we become happily practical.
Mr. S. J.v Hodges, Agronomy
Specialist Trom the North Carolina
Extension. Department gave most in-
t I .
terestlng and informative lecture
demonstration or ."What's In Tfce
Bag". Mr. Hodges used slides and
fertilizer bags in his lecture. &Ir.
Hodges told the farmer to have
tests made of theif solL so they
would know the .types of fertiliser
most suitable or their soils. ; Mr.
era the v latest trends In fertilizer
explaining the use of the new liquid
fertilizer. i t
Mr. R. ll Wynn, the Dairy Spec
ialist from the State Extension De
partment save a lecture demons
tration on the "Feeding 'and Man
aging of the Family . Cow. Mr.
Wynn stressed the importance of
good pasture, and the type of pas
ture to be used. Mr. Wynn also
stressed the need., of more milk
cows in the county. . ' y,'f t
Mrs. F. W. Corbettl the Home
Agent who presided at the institute
told the farmers and. bomemakers
at the end of the meeting that ahe
hoped the Interest of the people
had been aroused to the point, that
they would put some of the things
they had heard and seed Into prac
HALL..! - Leu . especially
to anneal to tlie tcia-aged driver
the t.ate Department of ' Motor
Vehicles has available for free dis-
trihutipn a 48-pp"e book . called
"Dfc.'t Drlvinff." Included in the
volume are many sue -' stlons and
tips on cars, hlfihways, traffic rules
and regulations. ' Certain chapters
wiu be of special benefit to young
anvers aooui to . apply xor tnen
uiuos ewtwKW javt fcaaifc avus, , trt I 1 . -
Hodges also' explained to the Farm-f Ont license. Copies may be secured
"Tar Heel Farm Hour" Program
N. C. State College goes on the
air today with its newest agricul
tural extension tool the Tar Heel
Farm Hour, a series of dally radio
broadcasts that will be carried
throughout the State as a service to
Frank H. Jeter, director of the
Department of Agricultural infor
mation at State College, says some
35 radio stations throughout the
state have already signed up to
carry the new program. Most sta
tions are expected to carry the pro
gram sometime during the noon
The program, to feature a com
plete farm weather forecast late
farm and home news, and a special
feature, will be carried from sta
tion to station over the state on an
FM relay network. Individual sta
tions may broadcast the program
via AM or FM, or both. The majori
ty of the stations will carry it on
their regular AM frequency.
The new program is a result of a
people by the N. C. Association of
Broadcasters. The association said
the Monday through Friday pro
gram is the only one of its kind
Coast Guard Now
NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 26 The U.S.
Coast Guard announced today that
it is again seeking men between
17 and 26 for enlistment in the
regular service following a two
month shut down of recruiting.
The Coast Guard's action is prom
pted by a move made by the service
last week which allows thousands
of enlisted men now on active duty
to receive their discharge as much
as six months early.
Most new recruits up at Fifth
Coast Guard District recruiting
stations will be sent to the Coast
Guard Receiving Center at Cape
May, N. J., for basic training.
All enlistments, the Coast Guard
said, are for a period of four years.
and recruiting officials pointed out
that former servicemen may enlist
even it their ages are . over 26. Ex
Coast Guard and Navy men who
were rated electronics , technicians
or aviation electronics technicians
may currently be re-enlisted with
their old rates. Other rates, from
time to time, may be open for re
enlistment by ex-servicemen.
Following basic training, many
new recruits are assigned to special
service schools which lead to petty
officer ratings, while others are
stationed aboard Coast Guard cut
ters or shore installations generally
somewhere to the United States or
Fifth District recruiting . offides
are located In the Pott OfflcBuild
ing. Norfolk. Va.; at 1911 Wilson
St, Arlington, Va,; in the Apprais
ers Stores Building, Baltimore, Md.;
In the Veterans Administration
Building, Durham, N. C, and in the
Custom House, Wilmington, N. C. -,
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Bank & Trust
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Of the 5th Commissioner District, compris-
ing Magnolia, Rose Hill and Kenansville Town
ships. ' v
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' v I hereby announce my candidacy for County
Commissioner from the above district, subject
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to the will of the voters in the forthcoming Pri-
mary. Your vote and support will be appreciated.
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in the country. It will originate from
new studios in Ricks Hall on. the
State College Campus. , .
Commenting on the new series,
David S. Weaver, director of .the
Agricultural Extension Service, said
that "In real sense, this new
program will be the "voice of State
College' wherever it Is heard -. . .
It will be timely, informal, interest
ing and Informative."
Information about local stations
carrying Hhe Tar Heel Farm Hour
can be obtained from county farm
agents or at local radio stations.
tree and post paid by addressing a
card to Public Relations, N. C Dept
of Motor Vehicles, Raleigh. y
CPU DANIEL CRUSE
FORT BENNING, Ga. .Army
CpL Daniel Cruse ,Jr, whose wife
and parents live on-Route 2, War-
saw, N. C is now making prepara
tion at Fort Benning, Ga, to partici
pate In Exercise Flash Burn. . .
Scheduled to take place at Fort
Bragg, N. C in April and May,
Flash Burn will, give more than
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