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Fi;ahfrs "Untie Sam"
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by Bob Grmdy
When 2 was a kid a fortune teller
read my palm and told me that a
rich uncle was going to give me a
, trip aome day to a foreign country.
I" told her II aiOnl have a rich
I uncie Dut ane insisted, that my
tmdft, would give me a trip. Well,
at long last, the fortune has come
true. "Uncle Sam" has recently
given-me a trip to Cuba as guest
oi tne United States Navy.
On April 6th. I left KenansvlUe
for Norfolk. Thereafter I was on
Uncle Sam except X had to pay for
my meals, laundry and dry clean
ing while his guest. This added up
to, the total of $3.40. So much for,
the" finances.
" On - Wednesday morning, April
7th, I walked into the 5th Naval
District base at Norfolk and was
.' given passage to Guantanamo Bay,
Cuba, Following that, I met five
thet men who were taking the
... trip with me. We then were escort-
;ed over the Naval Base at Norfolk.
We were told that a plane lands or
takes off evejfy three minutes, every
: 24 hours, at the Norfolk Base. The
five with me on the tour were:
J. R. Schipman, mayor of Florence,
S. C and a Coca Cola Bottler; Dr.
' C I Menser, professor at Stetson
University and radio station oWn-
.er .in DeLand, Florida., he
also owns and operates - Menser
Groves at Jupiter, Fla.; E. W. Wing
er of radio station WOOD, Chatta
nooga, Tenn.; Simpson Russell,
; president of the National Bank of
Commerce, Jackson, Tenn. and Paul
, Quattlebaum, Jr, president of the
Quattlebaum Electric Company in
' Charleston,. S. C.
. At 11;15 we boarded a four motor
: super constellation plane for Cuba.
; 'About ,60' passengers were .aboard
' an- v. pounds of cargo. The
pi m. $2,800,000 and had a ca-
. IH Jpl i tons, burns 4S0 gallons
of .e per hour.-The 'plane
could carry 95 passengers. We flew
the coast from Norfolk to New 'Bern,
Wilmington, Charleston, Savannah
and landed at the Naval Base In
Jacksonville, Fla. at 1:54. We flew up
to 8,000 feet and reached a speed of
276 miles per hour: An hour and
a Tialf stop-over in Jacksonville. We
had4' lunch arid I called my wife's
sister who lives there. Then an es
corted tour of the Jacksonville Base.
It was mostly a jet base. Jets of all
kinds, sizes and descriptions were
'theire. We took off from Jackson
ville and followed the Florida East
Coast to Miami where we turned
- due east over the Atlantic. A sailor
came by and showed us how to put
on "and adjust a life saving jacket
in, '-ease the plane was forced down
'.. sea. After a head start due east
the plane soared to 12,500 feet and
reached 850 miles per hour. We
j flew above the Florida clouds and
looking down it was perfectly
, beautiful My seat was beside a
window and I saw the sun set over
the .Atlantic as we were beginning
to 'near Guantanamo Bay.
jj . Guantanamo Bay la on the south
eastern tip of Cuba, about 700 miles'
east of Havanna and 45 miles west
" of Haiti. We landed about 7:18
Commander Griffin of the USS
f Baltimore met us and said they, had
V been holding up the ship for the
: party. I have, a nephew who is a
surgeon In the Bay hospital and I
. asked permission to stay with' him
few days. The rest of the party
boarded the ship that night. With
' my nephew, Dr. E. D. Grady, whom
I will can nted", and his wife, we
1 went to his home, where I changed
Into " summer clothes. The breeze
was nice and the moon . and sky
? pretty. About 8:30 we went to the
Officer's Club where I met many
people and played Bingo for a
couple of hours.; Then we went a-
; round to an officer's home where
a number of friends' gathered. The
following day, Thursday, I was told
. I. could not drive an auto on the
base to had , to be driven every
where I - went,' The Naval Base is
" tremendous, nestled at the loot of
mountains with many pomti Jutting
out Into the Water. Cruisers, battle
ships, destroyer satid carriers were
anchored, I learned that Guantana
mo' f a, training base for fighter
w the Iowa, The Missouri,
oi we uanaian xsavy
of fighting 4hips,v X
With "Red" in the Base
hospital and took a tour of It. They
are building a new brick hospital.
The present one Is wood structure
and'very rambling, w y,.s. v.;''
Friday Ked's" wife took me
r pplng in the various stores on the
e where' cigarettes cost $1.00
- carton and $100. watches sold
where from $25 to $50, Also that
-In X visited Rear Admiral
..A, T2ylor In his office in the
s ainlnlstration building. While
waiting to see him 14. Commander
J. Vfr Richmond took me In charge
and we discussed Naval affairs. No
not discussed, I asked questions and
he answered some. I learned that
they were, pretty secretive about
many' things. .When I entered the
Admiral's office I found a very
jolly fellow, hair white as snow, not
grey, just plain white. He talked
and looked as if he enjoyed life. He
was. very much interested. In. foot
ball and the University of North
Carolina and Duke. He coached foot
ball at Annapolis at one time, and
also was slated for a professorship
at Carolina but World War II
knocked that in the head. He In
formed me he was entertaining for
the Canadian Kavy that night at
the officer's club and invited me.
I was allowed to Invite "Red" and
his wife as my guests and they came
in full dress. We looked forward to
the evening and "Bed" dressed his
best and we strutted out. It was a
very nice evening.
Saturday "Red's" wife was to
fly to Atlanta but missed her plane
so most of Saturday and Sunday
were spent getting her off. Result
was I didn't get outside the base
to see any of natural Cuba. This
was very disappointing. The Base
is all American and mostly artifi
cial. I was told., that this was the
poorest section of Cuba and roads
were barely passable in a car. Miss
ed flight to Port OPrince, Haiti by
30 minutes and the Admiral did
all he could to get me a flight. He
finally secured a flight to San Juan
on Monday but I wouldn't have had
but 30 minutes, there so did not
take the trip.
Monday night, I boarded the
Cruiser Baltimore which is one of
the largest -cruisers afloat. In fact
it is In reality a "battleship. It is
673 feet long and 71 feet wide at
the beam. It's gross weight is over
16,000 tons. These figures are ap
proximate because they will not
allow too exact information.' In fact
they gave me an official picture of
the ship marked "not for. publica
tion," or else you would see the
picture In the paper. The Baltimore
draws 22 feet of water and can
reach a speed in excess of 80 knots
per ,hour. The drinking water is
evaporated sea water, and not bad
either. It makes 30 gallons of water
per day per man and it was running
short when we arrived at Baltimore.
It can carry over a half million
gallons of fuel oil. Has four motors
and 4 dynamos.' It generates enough
current to take care of a town of
10 thousand people. It has numerous
guns, I can't tell you how many
but some 98" guns and numerous
5" and 40 MM guns. It is primarily
anti-aircraft and shore battery ship'.
It can hit targets 15 miles away.
It has 62 officers aboard and they
are 62 swell guys. It served. In
World War II in the Pacific area
and was never hit. It has 9 mess
When I boarded Monday night
Commander Griffin met me and
took me aboard. I had a private
state room with a double-decker
bunk, .! no port hole, in officer's
quarters. The stateroom was very
comfortable with, two desks, two
chests of drawers, a telephone and
' Continued . On Back
v Death claimed Wiley B. Royal,
white, 'age 16, of Route 3, Clinton
Tuesday morning at 4:30 3 miles
north , of Faison on Highway 50
when he lost, control of the 1951
Chevsplet pick-up he was driving
ami ran into a -tree. The accident
was due1 to an excessive rate of
speed according, to reports. He suf
fered a crushed chest and broken
hip. . , .-. v.. v ,
.The body was taken to Quinn-Mc-Gowen
Funeral Home at Warsaw.
The Nursery Department of the Warsaw Baptist Churdh
t l respectfully requests the presence of all .
. ' .', v , Infants- and Tiny Tots Through S Tears 1
1 . i r , Not enrolled In other "churches).", -'-.v
. .' v t, i for the Opening of its new church home '
' 4.' , - Sunday, AprU 25, 1954, 9:45 A.M. t , ,
Separate Department rooms have
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'. ....Groupings arranged by School Entrances dates in order that
a child may be la the group with whom he wlD start to publlo .
.. school (The Beginner Department wm follow the same group-
Ing Upon its move Into the new bulldlngj V v -
Jaycees Charier.
Banquet To Be Held
Friday tlite, April 30
. The newly organised KenansvlUe
Junior Chamber of Commerce will
hold Ita Charter Night Banquet next
Friday, April SOth, at 8:00 pan. at
the KenansvlUe School Cafeteria.
The Program Committee Is headed
by Vernon KeynoUh with Wm. I.'
Craft and Harry Wells, members.
The Keception Committee consist
of Sam Hayter, chairman. Ivy Bow
den and John Hall. The Ticket Com
mittee is composed of Pete Brad-
shaw, chairman, -Wiley Booth' and
James Murphy.
The main speaker for the program
will be Gene Octtsenreiter, State
President, N.CJ.CC, of Asheville,
N. C, Others particlpatinr in the
program will, be Jimmy Wallace,
National Director,. N.CJ.CC. of
Wilson, N. C, Earl Myers, 6th. Dis
trict Vice President, of Bnrgaw,
N. C, Wallace Lin wand, District
Extension chairman of Elizabeth
town, N. C, John Stewart, Exten
sion chairman, Bnrgaw Jaycees, of
Bnrgaw, N. C. and J. B. Grady,
Mayor of KenansvlUe,' N. C.
. .Other honored gnesta will, be
Dallas Jones, County Commissioner
from the 5th District .which includes
KenansvlUe, O. P. Johnson, County
Superintendent of Schools, Z. W.
Frazelle, Principal of the Kenans-,
vllle Shcool, Ralph T. Brown, Ken
ansvlUe Alderman, P. Kretsch, Jr.,
KenansvlUe. Alderman, .Oliver
Stokes, KenansvlUe Alderman, Leo
Jackson, KenansvlUe Alderman, and
William Ingram, KenansvlUe Alder
man. Ivy Bowden, KenansvlUe Jayoee
President, says, "It is indeed won
derful how the young men , in
KenansvlUe have, responded , to or
ganizing'' this ' club. Their interest
and work has inade the elnb possi
ble. If this Interest continues, and
it certainly should with the backing
and praise of the KenansvlUe Itl.
tens, the Jaycees will make this
community very proud of them,"
The banquet Is open to the citi
zens of KenansvlUe and surrosmdlng
areas. Tickets are on sale now and
every Jaycee member has tickets
for sale. In order that arrangements
can be made in advance, and the
program properly prepared, ticket
sales will cease at 12 o'clock Noon,
Tuesday, April 27th. So If you plan
to attend and give these young men
a boost - a boos( for a better Ken
anslvlle - a boost for youth leader
ship a boost for a more religious
and friendly community, please buy
your tickets by the deadline.
Results Spelling
Contest Held Here
The finals of the spelling contest
which was sponsored by the Duplin
County feoard of Education were
held at th'e Kenan Memorial Audi
torium on Wednesday,- April 21.
Callers were Mrs. Deane Hundley,
Wallace; Mrs. Leland Grady, Beula
vllle; and. Miss Emily Rivenbark,
Rose Hill. The judges were Mrs.
Anne Dail Craft, Kenansville; Mrs.
Christine Williams, Albertson; and
Mrs. George Carr, Rose HID.. '
In the. first group, grades one
through four, the first place winner
was Kaye Swinson of the Calypso
School; the second place winner
was Benny Fountain of the Chinqua
pin School.
In the second group, grades five
through eight, the first place winner
was Mary Vann Wilklns of the Rose
Hll School; the second place winner
was Walker Stevens, Jr. of the War
saw School, v -'r4-'!'' ' '
In the third group, grades nine
through twelve, the first place Win
ner was Loui !fyndall of the Beula-
ville School; and the secona piace
winners, y as Gloria Maready of the
uninquapin ocuuui.
been provided for theso groups!
. Oct. 18, 1953 to Oct. 15, 1954
Oct 18, 1963 to Oct iS, 1953 .
Oct 16, 1951 to Oct 15,' 1952
Oct 16, 1950 to Oct 15, 1951
Oct 18, 1949 to Oct 15. 1950
Four From Bovden Killed In
Auio Wreck In South Carolina
Choir AfWarcaw
'The Campbell College choir, com
posed, of 40 voices, will present a
Sacred Concert at the Warsaw Bap
tist Church, Wednesday, AprU 28,
at 8 o'clock. S.' David Smith, head
of the music department at Camp
bell ,is director of the choir and is
in charge of the annual spring tour
which includes this visit to Warsaw.
Two of the soloists for the choir
are Miss Ross Garner, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Garner of
Warsaw, and Miss Carol. Kings of
The Concert program (w 111 include:
Now God Be Praised - Melchoir
Velpius; Let Thy Mesciful Years,
Come, O Cord - Weelkes; Come Ye
Blessed - Scott; Solist: Miss Carol
Kings, Clinton, Accompanist: Knox
Andrews, Lumberton; Praise Ye
The Lord - Tales trina; Victory -Talestrlna;
Blessed Saviour - Chris
tiansan; Solist: Miss Ross Garner,
Warsaw; The Love of God - Soloist,
Leon Holden, Wilmington; Ave Ver.
urn Corpus - William Byrd; Allelulia
- R. Thompson; New Year Carol -George
Lynn; Balm in Gilead - Arr.
by William Dawson; Soon-Ah Will
Be Done - Arr. by William Dawson;
Gloria (from 12th Mass) - Mozart;
God Be With You - Choral Benedic
tion. '
Emmelt Kelly
Heads Grady P.T.A.
At the last meeting of the B. F.
Grady P.T.A. Emmett Kelly was
elected president for the next year.
Mr.' Kelly succeeds'.Mrs. Swain. Mrs.
Hess Davis Was elected vice-presi
dent! and Miss Grace Baker secretary
Commander McMillan To Install
Warsaw Legion Post Officers
Post 127 of the American Legion
in Warsaw will have it's 1954 In
stallation of Officers meeting on
Friday night at 7:30 p.m on April
30th with Department Commander
McMillan as special or Guest of
Honor. This is the first time in many
years that Post 127 has been honored
by a visit from the Department
Commander and a really big night
to be long remembered by the mem
bers and guests is being planned
by Post Commander Walker McNeil
and Adjutant Wilbert S. Boney.
There will be a dinner before Com
mander McMillan performs the
duty of installing the new officers
and this will be a Ladies night at
the Legion Home in Warsaw with
Members wives or girl friends in
vited. There is a possibility that
Department Adjutant Nash McKea a special guest of the Post
tur day Is
Pink Hill, April 21 - Pink HiU
Community Day, Saturday, May 1,
promises to be the biggest day in
the life of this growing community
along the Lenoir-Duplin line, be
cause this is the day former Gov
ernor W. Kerr Scott will present
free bull yearlings to 36 successful
contestants in tne Marcn ara waik-
a'thon from Kinston to Hargett's
Store, who beat Scott's 1919 time
of six hours.
Chairman Tom Davis said plans
ere virtually complete for the gala
event, which will begin with a
12:30 p.m. . luncheon at the Pink
Hill School Cafeteria for the 38 con
testants, members of Governor
Scott's party and the press and
radio representatives. Registration
for a free' drawing for another gift
calf will he' limited to persons not
living or working ' in Pink Hill,
Davis stated. Mrs. W. Guy Hargett
of Hargett's Store Is serving as co
chairman with Davis, v
3 ohn ' E. Johnson, ; vocational
agriculture teacher at Pink HID
school, has Issued Invitations to
Future Farmers of America in 36
schools throughout Eastern Caro
lina to come and serve as calf at
tendants at the event The stock
vent was arranged to further en
courage the FFA members in their
livestock development program, ac
cording to Davis. - ' It ,
, The Duplin County Band and the
Spring Hop School Band have been
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Four; persons from Bowden, in
cluding Mrs. Jennell PoweU Hollo
man, who was born and reared at
Faison, were' killed In an auto
truck collision in South Carolina
Sunday night. Two others, Includ
ing her husband, James IJd Hollo
man, were injured. '
Those reported killed were Mrs.
Toby Herring, Tier son, Marion
Herring, Mrs. Earl Home and Mrs.
Holloman. Holloman and Earl Home
were reported injured. The serious
ness of their condition was not
known in this section when The
Times went to press.
The accident is reported to have
occurred between Hartsville and
Columbia around o'clock. They
were enorute to Fort Jackson where
Herring was stationed. Complete
details of the tragedy were not
available here. "
Mrs. Holloman's body was brought
to the Williams Funeral Home in
Mount Olive. Funeral services were
held Wednesday at the Presbyterian
Church in Faison with the Rev.
Taylor O. Bird officiating.
Surviving are her husband, her
parents, Sol and Francis Powell of
Faison; one brother, Sol Neil Powell
of Faison; four sisters, Rebecca, Ann,
Julia, and Ellen Powell, all of Fai
son; maternal grandmother, Laurie
Parrish, also of Faison.
Capital Theatre
To Re-Open May 1
Mr. C. E. Quinn, owner of Capital
Theatre in Kenansville, announced
this week that he had leased it to
L. A. Ellis and J. G. Yarborough of
Wilmington. The Messrs Yarborough
and Ellis plan to move their fam
ilies to Kenansville as soon as living
quarters tan "be found; They will
open the theatre on May 1st. Watoh
next week's Times for official an
nouncement. also. The 1954 Officers who will
serve May 1 to May 1. 1955 are as
follows: Commander, Mitchell Britt;
1st vice Commander, Fin Lee; 2nd
Vice Commander, Ward Carlton;
Adjutant, Wilbert S. Boney; Finance
Officer, D. J. Rivenbark Jr.; Ser
vice Officer, Fred J. Baars; Athletic
Officer, Walker McNeill; Asst. Ath- ,
letic Officers, Hadley Hatcher and
Floyd Caison; Sgts. at Arms, Otis
Swinson and Davis Chestnutt; Chap
lain, Edgar Pollock; Historian, Au
brey L. Cavenaugh: Guardianship,
Carlton Bostic; and the following
Committee Chairmen - Oratorical,
Walker McNeill; Boys State, Wood
row Blackburn; Child Welfare,
Robert West; D. J. Rivenbark also
to serve on membership committee;
Membership Chairman, Fin Lee.
invited to appear in the parade
Ceremonies will begin at 2 o'clock
in the heart of Pink Hill, with
special recognition for all who have
had a part in" the walkathon and
the calf distribution program.
Former Governor Scott will give
each of the 38 successful contestants
a calf in person and two other gifts
will conclude the program - the
free calf to the person receiving it,
and a calf for Mrs, Alice Aycock of
Kinston, radio' announcer on whose
program the walkathon got its un
expected start while Governor Scott
was being interviewed in February.
Attendance at the event is expect
ed to exceed 5,000 persons, according
to Davis. Original plans called for
a special barbecue for the event,
but Inability to figure the number
expected made it esential to change
the program and hold it in con
nection with the Pink Hill Com
munity day program for encourage
ment of Uvestock- production
throughout the area, Davis pointed
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..Davis expressed appreciation to
all who axe cooperating to make the
event a success. He pointed out that
the rounding up of the calves, which
required contacts throughout North
and South Carohna, was greatly ex
pedited by the N. C. Jersey Cattle
Association and 'its Wallace repre
sentative, Melvin Cording. .' j
1 - W. Tom Davis
64 Candidates File
For Office In Duplin
Duplin County voters will have a
wide selection to choose from in the
May 29 primary as 64 persons filed
for office subject to the primary.
There were 53 candidates for office
subject to the Democratic primary
and 11 Republican hopefuls, William
E. Craft, chairman of -the board of
elections announced today. ,
S Three-Democrats - Mitchell Britt
of Warsaw, J. R. (Bob) Grady of
Kenansville and Lewis W. Outlaw
of Albertson - are seeking the nom
ination for one of the Ninth Dis
trict's two seats in the State Senate.
The district is comprised of Duplin,
Sampson, Pender and New Hanover
counties. Under the rotation sys
tem, Duplin and New Hanover will
have Senators in' 1955. O. C. Blan
chard, Jr. of Wallace is the GOP
candidate for the Senate.
Albert Outlaw of Mt. Olive, Rt.
2 and Robert M. Carr, the incum
bent, are seeking the democratic
nomination to the House of Repre
sentatives. The Republicans will
have a contest for the House nom
ination with hopefuls being Sam
Waller of Glisson Township and
Robert E. Ward, Jr. of Rose Hill.
Democrats' Slate
Sheriff Ralph Miller of Beulaville
is opposed by Perry Smith of War
saw. Candidates for coroner are
L. G. WiUiams of Chinquapin, R. G.
Tucker oi Magnolia, Garland Ken
nedy of Wallace and Hix Bradshaw
of Rose Hill, who is also a candidate
for justice of the peace.
The Democrats' list for county
commissioners is A. C. Hall of Wal
lace, Durham Grady of Albertson,
Richard H. Blackburn of Warsaw,
Leon Brown of Beulaville, Emmett
E. Kelly of Scott's Store, J. B. Stroud
of Kenansville, A. P. Cates of Faison,
Lott Kornegay of Warsaw and Dallas
Jones of Magnolia. Jones, Cates,
Kelly, Brown and Hall are incum
bents. Robert L. West of Warsaw and
Grady Mercer, of Beulaville are the
Democratic candidates for judge of
county court and David N. Hender
son is the Democrats' candidate for
solicitor of the court. R. V. Wells, of
Kenansville, incumbent clerk of
Superior Court, is unopposed for the
Democratic nomination. William
Dallas Herring of Rose Hill is the
only candidate for the board of
Democrats seeking nominations
as constable are W. B. Kissner of
Magnolia, Grover Boyette of Beula
ville, E. Hampton Kennedy of Beu-
iavillc. Rav Batchelor of Chinqua-
pirii N L. Tadlock of Calypso, Frank
Jones of Rose Hill j F Butts of
Wallace, W. F. Williamson of Ken-
ansville, Ward H. Carlton of War
saw, J. F. Futrel of Chinquapin,
Norwood Dixon of Rose Hill, Ralph
Langston of Faison. S. C. Dempsey
of Rock Fish, Paul Lee of Albertson,
H. E. Proctor of Wallace, Robert M.
Cavenaugh of Rose Hill, Tommy
Griffin, Beulaville and M. B. Caven
augh of Wallace.
Justice of the peace candidates
on the Democrats' ticket on May
29 will be C. B. Sitterson of Ken
ansville, Garland Kennedy of Wal
lace, J. L. Williams of Kenansville,
by J. R. Grady
I would like to be your next Senator and represent
this County and District in the next North Carolina
Senate. I ask this favor of you humbly. If you decide to
vote for me (and please do) I will give my very best
in time and service looking after the interests of all of
. During the past decade our County has made great
strides forward. We want to continue going forward into
a greater day for Old Duplin. We want to see the income
of every family increase. To accomplish this we must
have some outside help. When I say outside help I mean
outside mfeney coming into the county. We need more
industry. I would like to see at least one small industry,
with a weekly payroll, in every town and community
in the county, and I believe it can be done. It will be
done if we keep continually plugging and never give
up hope. Hope and faith cap accomplish almost any
thing. I hope and believe that if you send me to the Senate
I will be in a position to make the right contacts and
convince some folks that Duplin is a good place to invest
their money. I believe that to get something done one
must work hard hand in hand with his fellownian: He
must give and take. I believe that work will accomplish
more than flowery speeches. I think I know enough
about the workings of our Senate to understand how
to get in there and pitch with the fellows and catch
something coming our. .way, "
, ; I believe all of you know me well enough to know
that Bob Grady is for Duplin first On this premise I
stake my. case and ask your vote and support for the
State Senate on May 29th. I will not let you down. ; ,
VMr la Dunlin and adtalfltaa
John Waters of Glisson Township,
S. J. Thomas of Warsaw, G. S.
Muldrow of Beulaville, A. E. Wil
liams of Chinquapin, R. P. Stephens
of Kenansville,- George J. Powers of
Wallace and John Warren of Faison.
Republican Ticket
The Republican ticket includes
H. B. Kornegay of Calypso, sheriff;
A. Lanier of Magnolia, C. L. Quinn
of Potters' Hill, W. F. Brice of Rose
Hill and Lawrence Kelly of Mount
Olive Route 2, county commission
ers; E. P. Best of Kenansville, clerk
of court; B. F. Brinkley of Teachey,
coroner, and A. Lawrence Matthis
of Rose Hill, constable.
Two Duplin Boys
In Cattle Show
Two Duplin County boys will
exhibit beef cattle in the Southeast
ern Fat Stock Show and Sale at
Wilmington, on April 21 and 22.
These 4-H Club members will be
in competition against boys and
girls from twenty other southeast
ern counties. Phil and Mike Good
son eacn have two fine beef animals
and will be competing for prizes
ranging up to $100.00.
In the picture Alike Is shown
putting the finishing touches on a
permanent wave on one of his
steers Vhile brother Phil is holding
the halter. For the past week the
boys have been busy washing and
grooming their animals. Each steer
has to be clipped (given a hair cut)
washed and its hair curled and
waved for the show. This enables
the boys to show their steers at
their very best.
Phil and Mike purchased their
steers at the Feeder Calf Sales last
fall. The steers weighed between
400 and 550 pounds when they
vere purchased and after a winter
good feed and ready for some-
mes table. At present the animals
range in weight from 800 to 950 lbs,
Phil and Mike are the sons of
Mr. and Mrs. John Goodson of Mt.
Whiskey Charge
Johnny Barden was arrested by
deputies Houston and McKay for
possession of 4Ms gallons of non tax
paid whiskey, last Saturday. After
a hearing, Barden was released
under a $400 bond for appearance
to County Court May 30.
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(In The News te Observer)
, by George A. Penny .
Two airmen were killed and twe
others injured late Thursday after
noon when their C-110 Flying Box
car exploded in the air between
Sarecta and Cabin.
And the family of Hardy, Graham,
Negro, of Sarecta were terror
stricken as parts of the plunging
and spinning plane struck their
front porch.
Mary Lee Graham and her five
children were In the home at the
time. The mother suffered shock;
and received treatment in a physi
cian's office in Kenansville.
The names of the dead were not
Time of the crash was placed at
4:20 p.m. and an investigating crew
from Seymour Johnson Field at
Goldsboro were on the scene an
hour and a half later. Rescue op-
peratlons were conducted by occu
pants of a jeep who had radio con
tact with a search plane.
An engine of the giant plane dug
a hole about a foot deep into the
black top of Highway 11 about a
mile from Sarecta and wreckage of
the plane was scattered over a
square mile area. The Sarecta road
connects with Cabin. Parts of the
wreckage were found three or four
miles from the scene.
Four airmen were aboard the
plane when the explosion occurred.
The two men who stayed with the
plane perished. The two who used
their parachutes survived.
Jumping to safety were Captain
Irvin B. Wilson, navigator, and 2nd
Lt. Eldon Olsen, co-pilot, whose
injuries are not regarded as critical.
Capt. C. P. Shearen, Public Infor
mation Officer at Seymour Johnson
said one of the survivors was taken
to military hospitals in the area.
Capt. Wilson was given emer
gency treatment by Dr. R. 1.
Shackleford of Mount Olive before
being transferred to a hospital. He
confirmed that only four men were
aboard the plane.
Capt. Wilson was attired in civil
ian clothes since the plane was on
a routine training mission. The
C119 was flying from Seymour
Johnson Field in Operation Tacair
54-7. This is an Air Force exercise
in conjunction with the Army's
atomic warfare exercise, Flash Burn,
centering at Pope Air Force Base
and Fort Bragg.
Cpl. T. G. Brooks of the State
Highway Patrol stationed at Wallace
one of the first to reach the scene,
said the plane exploded in mid-air
and plunged straight to earth.
One of the dead was burned be
yond recognition and had to be re
moved from the wreckage of the
plane. The other was found burned
under a wing of the plane and was
saturated in oil.
Names of the dead are being
withheld pending notification of the
next of kin.
Ashe Miller, of Millertown, said
he heard an explosion and went to
the crash site. He quoted a witness
as saying a "twin-fuselage plane ex
ploded in the air and fell."
Several farmers in the crash area
said they heard a "whoosh," looked
up. then saw debris of the plane
in the air.
Fire Chief Lauren Sharpe of
Kenansville brought a dozen of his
firemen to the scene early tonight to
extinguish the flames.
Members of the Tri-County Elec
tric Co-Operative of Goldsboro
strung lines along the road at the
crash scene and furnished electric
lights for the investigators.
A near tragedy was averted when
a Marine helicopter piloted by Lt.
James Austin lost its propeller and
dropped to the scene. But details
of the incident were not available.
The Air Force said the burned
plane was not engaged in an equip
ment or troop drop in connection
with Flash Burn, which opens to
morrow morning.
Planes of the 464th Troop Carrier
Wing of Lawson Air Force Base, of
which the crashed plane was a part,
had been making formation flights
throughout the day.
The crash drew scores of farmers
from their crop work to the crash
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Jaycees Plan To
Fight Rats Here
The Kenansville Junior (fchamber
of Commerce at its Regular Meet
ing, Friday, .April 16th, decided to
investigate the prospects of having a
"Rat Control" program or a "Rat
War" in Kenansville. It was brought
to the club's attention that Kenans
ville Is Infested, with rats and that
many citizens, have tried to poison
them, but that unless there is a
town wide program, the rats cannot
be ,eontroUed..;',-;;y,:v -.,
. A committee' consisting of Wiley
Booth, chairman, Cy Teitelbaum,
Allen Dunn and Vernon Reynolds
was appointed to' Investigate the
rat situation and feel out the senti
ments of- the Kenansville citizens
to such a program.
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