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Duplin Election
Judges; Registrars
The following Registrars and
' Judges of Elections were appointed
on April 10; -
, s WARSAW: S. W. ,Marriner, Reg
' Istrar, ' Warsaw, C; George D.
Bennett, Judge, Warsaw, N, C.; Pat
PhUlips, Clerk,, Warsaw, N. C-iMisS
Sallie Bowden, Clerk, Warsaw, N.C.
FAISON: David J. Oates, .Regis.
trar, Falson, N. C; p. D. McCulleh,
Judge, Faison, N. C4 Paul H. Clifton.
Judge, Faison; N. C, .(R); Mrs. Nel.
lie Whelis, CLsrk, Faison, N. C."'
CALYPSO; . Mrs. Bertie Sloan,
Regptrar, Calypso, N. C.; Mrs. Ben-,
nle C. Sellaai, Judge, Calypso, N. C.;
Mordecai Bennett, Jr., Clerk, Mount
Olive, N. C.,1 RJ. 2
, WOLFESCHAPE: '' Mrs. ' George
Kornegny, Registrar, Mt. Olive; N. C.
RFD;- J. E. Grady, Judge, Mount.
' Olive, N. C, RFD; Morris King,
Judge, Mt. Olive, N." C, RFD (R) ;
Elbert Davis, Clerk, Mt. Olive, N.C,
RFD.'. . , '-
GUSSOIT; George D. Waters, Reg
istrar. Mt Olive N. C. RFD; Fred
Outlaw, Judge, Mt. Olive, N. C,
RFD; W. E. Waller, Judge, Mt. Olive,
"H. C.?RFD (R); H. S. Tyndall, Clerk,
Mt. Olive. N. C, RFD.
ALBERTSON: Hess Davis, Regis
trar, Albertson, N. C; Paul Grady,
v Judge, Seven Springs, Ji. C, RFD;
John D. Grady Judge, Albertson,
N. C. (R); ThUrman Stroud, Clerk,
Albertson, N. C.
SMITH: Raymond D Smith, Reg
istrar, Pink Hill, N. C, RFD; Grover
Rhodes, Judge, Pink Hill. N. C.
RFD; Paul Williams, Clerk, Pink
Hill. N. C, RFD.
: ' CABIN: Walter Rhodes, Registrar,
RFD, Beulaville, N. C; George
Rhodes, Judge, RFD, Beulaville, N.
C; Caltin Mercer, Clerk, RFD, Beu
laville, N. C.
HALLSVILLE: Andrew H. Miller,
Registrar; RFD, Kenansvllle, N. C;
3 L Sumner, Jp, RFD, BeulavUle,
' ft: C, Judge; Neal -Smith, Clerk,;
rMtXK ,JBlllil.CUo
Kenansvil'e, Varsaw, Msgnclia High
PefitiM: Board For' Cnsdol idation
The climax of a. three-year cifl.
cen's' movement in ; Duplin County
was reached this wek whert locil
school commiyees in Warsaw, Kea.
ansville and Magnolia presented the
county Board of Education with
unanimous petitions for the consol
idation of . their high schools at B
point between the., three towns
Earlier in-: the year the people of
Faison and Calypso requested coni
solidation and recently Wallace land
Rose Hill followed with unanimous
petitions for, consolidation of their
high schools, Under the plans,
which in each case were originated
by citizens, groups and developed
iii a democratic : manner without
any element of force from school
authorities seven small high schools
will be combined into- three con-'
veniently located institutions with
pupil enrollments that will permit
8 much broader curriculum and a
complete educational program.
Duplin County citizens . became
actively interested in schools three
years ago when the Board of Edu
cation, under a program sponsored
by the Kellogg Foundation and the
University of North Carolina, invit
ed them to form a qounty-wlde citi
zens' committee for school improve
ment which was composed of repre
sentative men and women from
each of the? ten school districts of
the county. , ?
Responding' with enthusiasm to
the invitation, they immediately be
gan a study of school conditions
throughout the. county,' visiting ev
ery school building and taking pic
tures which were, later .made into
slide films add, shown to every civic
organization in the county. This
proved an eye-opening experience,
according 'to a' committee spokes
man, since the people generally
were unfamiliar with the condi
tion. They then conducted a survey
of student! :ho had " sehvoi to
j find -out their - reasona-fox dropping
Njedy, Clerk, RfD,' Beulaville, ouj. They sent '-questionnaires to
ULAVTLX: Joseph Jones, Reg-.-ar,
RFD, Beulaville. N. C; Fitz
gerald. Beetle, Judge, Beulavile, N.
C; Earl TKigpen, Clerk, RFD, Beu
laville, N.C; John George Kennedy,
Clerk, BeulavUle, N. C.
CEDAR FORK: Mrs.. Beatrice
high school graduates who ended
their formal education thete 'and to
those attending colleges anc other
institutions of higher learning. They
asked the 365 teachers in the county
system to say frankly where they
thought schools could be improved.
Brinson, Registrar, RFD, Beulavjlle. J By, the time & 41e answers
N. C ; Arthur Wood,: Judge, RFD, began coming in the citizens com
Beulaville, N. C; Carl Sloan, Clerk, mittee soon became convinced 'that
RFD, BeulavUleN. C,- ! the biggest barrier to school prog-
CYPRESS CREEK: R. H. Maready, . '
Registrar, RFD. Chinquapin, N. C; ,resS was the limited size of the,
Ralph Lanier, Judge, RFD, Chinqua-
sch'ools. 'They bartered a bus and
went to Rocky Mount to visit the
new million dollar senior birr11
school there to see what a school of
six1 hundred pupils could offer in
t.vi3 wty of a modm cdilcr.tional
program. This apparently was a de
cisive factor in influencing mem
bers of the citizehs' group.
With the completion of the new
consolidated high school for Ne
groes in Kenansville,' there are' now
three modern high schools for all
of the county's Negro children. The
county looard has indicated its de
sire to co-operate with the citizens'
groups in bringing about the con
solidations requested and plans are
underway for the construction of
the required facilities at the loca
tions approved by the people in
each community.
A county school spokesman gave
all of the credit for the progressive
citizens', movement to the p eople
themselves and commended them
for their unselfish interest in the
educational welfare of their chil
dren. He predicted that their activi
ties would lead to the development
of a rural school system eventually
that is unequaled elsewhere in
North Carolina.
Miss Newton To Be
Presented In Recital
Mrs. W. J. Middleton, Jr. will
present Miss Sally Newton in a
piano recital, in the Kenansville
School Auditorium May 3 at 8:00
o'clock p.m.
The program will be as follows:
Prelude XV Bach
Prelude V Bach
Fogue V Bach
Sonata On. 2 No. 1 Beethoven
Prelude in E Minor Choptnjlo goto college.
Waltz Op. 70 No. 2 Chopin
Intermezzo Szalet
Valcik in D Minor Mokrys
Concerto in A Major Mozart
The public is cordially invited.
Allowances have to be made for
some college students, and most
parents do - weekly.
Some politicians are wet, some
are dry . -the clever politician is
for what'll you have.
pin, N. C.
CHINQUAPIN: G. E. Pickett, Reg
istrar, Chinquapin, N. C; Edgar
English, Judge, RFD, Wallace, N.C;
Johnnie Quinn, Clerk, Chinquapin,
N. C.
LOCKLIN: Claude E. Cavenaugh,
ReglstrarJtFD, Wallace, N. C; WA.
Hanchey, Judge, RFD .Wallace,
N C; O. A. Cavenaugh, Judge, RFD,
Wallace, N.X. UO. J
a CHARITY: Jerry VlS Teachey,
Registrar, Rt. 2, Rose Hill, N. C;
H. H. Carter, Judge. Rose Hill, N. C
C Rivenbark, Judge, Rose Hill,
N. C. (R) . , 1
"WALLACE: Miss Eva . Benton,
Registrar, Wallace, N. C; D. D.
Blanchard, Judge, Wallace, N. C;
W. E. Fussell, Judge, Wallace, N. C.
(R); Robert T. Murray Jr., Clerk,
Wallace, N, C; A. G. Smith, Clerk,
Wallace, N. C
' ' ROCKFISH: G. Heddie Blanton.
Registrar, RFD. Wallace, N. C; Mrs.
Asha ColwelL Judge, RFD, Wallace,
N. C; Gibson Carr, Judge, Wallace,
N. Rt 1. (R); Mrs. Lillle B.
Blanton, Clerk, RFD, Wallace, N.C.
ROSE HILL: Mrs. Eldon E. Brown,
Registrar, Rose HilL N. C; Mrs. WX
Rouse, Judge, Rose Hill, N. C; S. V.
WUkins, Judge.' Rose Hill, N. C. (R);
Mij. O. D. FusselL Clerk, Rose HilL
N. C; Ward Farrior, Clerk, Rose
Hia N. C. ;-'," V1':
MAGNOLIA: B. B. Wilson, Regis,
trar. Magnolia, N. C; C J. Thomas,
Judge. Magnolia, N. C.; O. E Die w.
Judge, Magnolia, N. C (R); J. H.
Rouse, Magnolia, N.C, Clerk. V
t . KENANSVILLE: Mrs. Maurice
Brinson,' Registrar, Kensnsville,
i. V. C; Hubert Brown, Judge, Ken.
ansville, N. C4 H. T. Brown, Judge,
' RFD, Magnolia, N. C. (R); John
William Evana, Clerk,' Magnolia,
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3jkr jWllllam E. Craft CAateman
Jr Duplin County Board
Register of Deeds Urges
Get Birth Certificates Early
O. Albert Outlaw well known
veterans' agriculture instructor.
Farmer and Businessman of Wolfcs
crape Township, announces his can
didacy for The State House of Rep
resentatives for Duplin County.
Mr. Outlaw graduated from Cal
ypso High School and attended
Atlantic Christian College, Wilson,
N. C. He has been active in church
and civic work for many years. He
is an Elder in the Stanford Presby
terian Church, a Lion, Member of
the American Legion and the V.F.W
Mr. Outlaw is also a member of
the N. C. National Guard (Btry A,
ISOth. AAA, 90 MM Gun Bn.). The
150th. is made up of batteries in
Wallace, Beulaville, Mt. Olive and
Williamston with Headquarters in
Wilmington. He holds the rank of
M-Sgt. and is 90mm Gun Platoon
Sgt. of Btry. A.
Mr. Outlaw served as chairman
of the Duplin County Draft Board
for several months, but resigned in
protest to the Deferrment of College
students. Mr. Outlaw stated in his
protest that college students should
be given no more consideration than
the more unfortunate farm and
factory boys who could .not afford
Mr. Outlaw states, and we quote,
"I am very much against the Con
troversal Secrecy Law and if elect
ed I will fight this and all other
Legislation prohibiting the Consti
tutional rights of the people. Public
servants should have nothing to
hide from the people they repre
sent." Your success contributes to the
success of other people.
It costs less to keep well than it
does to get well.
New Business
Opens In Beulaville
Saturday Morning
Beulaville, the town that is always
growing in Duplm, announces the
pemng of its newest business Sat
urday. Smith's Self Service grocery,
market and service station will open
at 9 a.m. with refreshments.
A handsome white stucco build
ing has been constructed on the
north side of highway 24 at the
intersection of the Lyman road. It
15 one of the most attractive business
houses in this section. In addition
to the self-esrvice market and
grocery they will feature City Ser
vice gas and oils, . distributed by
Clay McCullen of the Mac Oil Com
pany in Warsaw. The Service Sta
tion will render first class service
that is expected to be found in any
modern service station. Mr. McCul
icn says he is particularly proud of
ihis establishment and is glad that
he can serve it with Cities Service
Mr. Ransom Smith, proprietor, is
well known in the Beulaville sec
tion. He is the son of Mrs. Nora
Smith of Beulaville, a native son.
He is married to the former Ethel
Batts ot Beulaville and they have
two children, Miss Janice and Ray
Carol. Ransom has been engaged in
business in Beulaville for the past
6Vi years. He is a member of the
Town Board and active in civic af
fairs. Capital Theatre
Opens Saturday
Capital Theatre in Kenansville
will reopen Saturday under new
management. L. A. Ellis and J. G.
Yarborough of Wilmington are tak
ing over 'the operations. They an
nounce that show hours will be as,
follows- Saturday, 3 to 11 p.m.,
6un. 2 to 4 & 9; Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, T:,ursoay, and Friaay,
7 30 to 9:30. The schedule for Sat
urday and next week s shows will
be found on the Theatre page.
Class night for the Warsaw Senior
Class will be held in the High
School Auditorium there on Thurs
day night, May 6th at 8:15. The
public is invited.
I . '
. fr Year payer la coming to Tea m
little late this wee' da to loss
at time tat aaevi-j printing efulp .
ment Into mar now building. We
Tope to ba ; back a - regular
schedule next week. - - t -
Parents ' .of ? Children .entering'
school next fall for the first time
are urged to obtain certified copies
of birth certificates early to avoid
a 'last minute rush as birth certifi
cates will be required of all children
entering the first grade of our pub
lic' schocds next fall.' The Register
of Deeds Office is now prepared to
issue these birth certificates freer
There will be almost .1300 of these
certificates to be Issued, and Ifigult in the correction of all errors
parents can begin now to visit the
Register of Deeds Office to obtain
certificates, it will be a great help
to the Register's Office to be able
to prepare these gradually and will
avoid possible delays for the par
ents. Quite frequently Duplin Coun
ty residents whose children have
been born in hospitals outside the
county I find that their children's
birth certificates are filed in the
County where the hospital is locat
ed and It is necessary to obtain
such certificates from either the
Register Of Deeds of that county or
from the State Board ot Health. Last
year the Duplin County Register of
Deeds Office filed 41 applications
for delayed birth certificates for
children entering the first grade.
These were for children born in
1948 and 1947 for: whom no certifi
cate had, been filed with either the
Register of Deeds or the State .Board
of Health. In cases of this kind con
siderable delay is experienced in
obtaining the necessary proofs' of
age. and in securing the approval of
the State Board of Health.' '
Thia plan of requirirfg children
to present birth certificates for ad
mission to our public, schools re.
and omissions, on all recorded cer
tificates and' the recordation of all
certificates which have not been
filed. By accomplishing the perfec
tion of all birth certificates when
children are 0 years old, many of
the difficulties which have been ex
perienced in recent years in making
Corrections of 'certificates and ' in
filing delayed certificates for per
sons needing them for entering the
armed services, Obtaining jobs, etc.
should be avoided. v
For some time' the Register of
Deeds Office has been furnishing
free birth certificates to persons en
tering the armed services -and to
veterans of tift armed services and
in now prepared to issue them free
to children entering the first grade
of schools. 1
rvisor For CHOP In Three Counties
Rev. J. G. White, .Rastor At The
Duplin Circuit Methedist Charge,
has been appointed District Super
visor for the Christian Rural Over,
teas program for the Duplin-Pender
Sampson area. This program, better
known as CROP is designed to soli
cit "food commodities,' grain, and
clothing - fw . displaced, itaYved,
homeless persons In the overseas
Rev. White will direct this three
county, district in soliciting, all of
the above named commodities. He
will attend a coaching conference
in Durharn, May M in which plans
for the 'coming year will be made.
County Chairmen ' and . their 7. co
workers will be selected within the
next few weeks and " solicltatlng
wiu oe eariy uuiau.
The CROP goal for this year in
North Carolina is as follows: 28
carloads of foodstufs; garden seeds
to be solicited by children and
youth," dried milk by producers;
canned meat by. independent pack
era; chicks by poultry and feed in
dustries; offerings, from interested
groups; 10,000 pounds of, clothing.
In assuming this, responr 'ty.
Rev. White asks the auppori.'. ,. all
individuals and civic and church
organisations .in helping with , this
important task, further plans Will
be announced after the coaching
conference in Durham next week.
by J. R. Grady
In an article in. this issue Mr. Poe tells about
"Duplin Moving Forward." I want to go to the
Senate because I want to help Duplin go forward..
I want to have a hand in legislation that will not
. only help Duplin ,but will help all Southeastern
Carolina. If I go I will represent Duplin, Sampson,
Pender and New Hanover. These four counties have
a common problem and a common hope and this
hope is for a better tomorrow for all the farmers
and working people in this area. If we can help
Duplin we will at the same time help all of South
eastern Carolina.
We have a bright future in this area. With the
development of the port at Wilmington; wit the
coming of Carter Fabrics Division of J. P. Stevens
Company to Wallace; with the coming of Top Mode
Manufacturing Company in Warsaw; with the
Atlantic Coffin and Casket Company in Rose Hill
that visioned into the future for Duplin years ago
and who are how moving from caskets to picture
frames; with the Cates Pickle Plant in Faison who
staked their future and belief in Duplin years ago;
with the Calypso Veneer Company who believe in
Duplin; these, our biggest, together with the small
er industries are building a greater Duplin. But
this is not enough.
Kenansville, our County Seat, has. the advan
tage of that fact plus the new hospital that now
hopes to open in October, needs a weekly payroll;
Beulaville, Chinquapin, Pink Hill (It really is a
Duplin town), Magnolia, Teachey, need some pay
rolls. Magnolia has a small basket factory, Bowden
has the Lloyd Lumber Co. to help but they all need
more. I don't see why Albertson should not have a
. factory; yes Lyman, Hallsville and Potters Hill,
i Scott's Store, Summerlin's Teachey, v and other
communities. This may all sound like a pipe dream.
i Well, if so let it be. History proves that great accom
; plishments 'come from pipe dreams. I am hoping
': to live to see the day when industry and agriculture
I will balance in Duplin. We have a long heritage,
! deep rooted, and I believe we folks who are pro-
ducts of that heritage have the ability to build a
v greater Duplin for our children tomorrows" I want
t to go to the Senate because I hope it might put me
in a position to help my county in building a greater
I tomorrow. I want your support . .
H. D. Club Week
To Be Observed
In Duplin May 2 - 8
by Gov. William B. Umstead
National Horn? Demonstration
Week will be observed in North
Carolina and throughout the Nation
May 2-8. Tins is an event of great
importance to Home Demonstration
Club women in our Stale and espec
ially to our rural people. The thene
for 1954. "Today's Home Build's
Tomorrow's World," focuses atten
tion o nthe fundamental nature of
our Home Demonstration Club
The broad program of Home
Demonstration work relating direct
ly to home and community life
has made a great contribution to
our State. It deals with such im
portant subjects as child training,
more efficient home-making, pro
jjLr family nutrition, wise use of the
family income, sewing instruction,
the best selection and use of fabrics,
and better housing.
Through Home Demonstration
work the Extension Service en
courages families to understand and
face the broad problems of agricul
ture and their relation to world
economy. It acquaints young fami
lies with the educational opportun
ities provided by the Extension
Service and encourages families to
use their influence to strengthen and
enrich the communities in which
they live. Home Demonstration
work has emphasized that families,
through organized study, planning
and action can make a lasting con
tribution to home and community
I commend the Home Demonstra
tion Club women and heartily endorse-
their program. I am pleased
to have this opportunity to call
attention to the importance of the
Ninth National Home Demonaration
Week, which I hope will be ob
served widely and successfully
throughout North Carolina.
1en Appointed
Four Duplm County school people
have been appointed on state com
mittees of the North Carolina Edu
cation Association for 1954-55.
They are: D. B. Teachey, Rose
Hill, insurance committee; W. R.
Teachey, Rose Hill, federal relations
committee; Z. W. Frazellle, Kenans
ville, editorial board.
O. P. Johnson, Kenansville, was
named s chairman of the NCEA
federal relations committee for the
3rd. congressional district, and will
also serve on the legislative com
1. w.
Does life begin at 77 years?
Mrs. J. W. Waters active club
member af the ge of 77 years after
having reared s family of eleven
children and four grandchildren.
Mrs. J. W. Waters, better known
to the community as "Miss A.1n" is
an outstanding woman of her age.
-.he has lived 56 years of married
life and 'has been the mother of
thirteen children, eleven of which
are now living and all married. Mrs.
Waters with the help of her better
half, Mr. John, has also mothered
tour of her grandchildren. Two of
them are still with them. The young
est of her twenty-nine grandchild
ren will be entering school next
year. She also has eleven great
grandchildren. In the year of 1950 Mrs. Walters
had her first opportunity to i join
a home demonstration club in her
community. This club was organiz
ed in the home of Mrs. Edd Korne
gay and known as ' Scott's Store
Club." Not one meeting has Mrs.
Waters missed since the club was
started, and often attends other
clubs. Being questioned concerning
the club, she said, "I just like the
club and would not miss a meeting
.41 could, hftUj Suwft, feeing.
club member, she has added a Dig
sun porch on the east side of their
house so as to get early morning
I sun. Two of Mrs. Waters daughters
I and one daughter-in-law are mem
bers nf the same club. "Miss Ada"
is active and often takes the part
(' her daughters if they are absent.
She never misses district and county
meetings if she can possibly get to
When the club is mentioned Mrs.
Waters shows great concern and is
very enthusiastic about the first
meeting of the club in the new
community building which is bow
under construction. "I don't want
to miss it", she said. "Miss Ada"
attends church and Sunday school
Some people who aim to please
are pretty poor shots.
World conditions are not apt to
improve until people do.
Federal Crop Insurance
Announces 1954 Closing Date
Applications for Federal Crop In
surance on 1954 Tobacco cannot be
accepted after Monday, April 26th,
for Duplin and all other Eastern
Belt Counties with a Crop Insur
ance Program. This closing date
was announced this week by H.
Kellom James, General Agent for
the Corporation in eleven counties
ot the Eastern District.
Farmers get mighty busy about
this time of year, James stated, and
frequently overlook the Importance
of program deadlines and require
ments. Therefore, he urges all to
bacco growers who plan to protect
Hheir investment in this year's to
bacco crop through Federal Crop
Insurance to file their application
at once if they have not already
done so. Experience Is an excellent
teacher but it is sometimes hard
teacher, James continued, and you
cannot Insure a 'house after it
burns,, and since Federal Crop In
surance covers All-Risk it must be
applied for before the crop is set
in the field or April 26th. whichev
er comes first
Duplin County farm owners with
tobacco allotments have been
placed in one of three coverage
groups for 1994, according to the
tobacco production history on their
farms. These coverage groups are
$260, $335 and $400 per acre with"
a premium rate of $8.80 per acre
for all three groups. In order to
learn the coverage group In which
he has been placed. It will be ne
cessary for interested farmers to
contact the county crop insurance
office . in Kenansville or see the
Crop Insurance Agent in their com
munity.;' One other important
change In he program is that a
landlord or operator may now In
sure hia interest and the Interest of
his sharecroppers or share tenants
all In one policy. This plan reduces
the number of signatures to that of
the landlord or operator, thus elim
inates the "red tape" and inconven
ience of all Interested parties hav
ing to make signed and separate re
ports. Each tenant's interest is iden
tified on the one acreage report and
remains a separate unit for loss ad
justment purposes.
The Federal Crop Insurance Cor
poration, administered through the
United States Department of Ag I
riculture, Insures the investment in
the crop against the natural una
voidable causes of loss, such a
drowning, drought, hail, wind, 'plant
disease, Insects, winterkill, and fire
in curing barn and packhouse. In
this way a tobacco farmer can be
sure of meeting production costs
any year.
The Federal law, under which the
corporation operates, permits insur
ance in a limited number of coun
ties with gradually expanding pro
visions. Policyholders in a county
pay premiums considered sufficient
to pay the losses in their county
over a period of years. In other
words, bad crops in one county does
not affect the cost of Insurance in
n adjoining county where good
crops occur.
If premiums collected in a coun
ty over a period of years are great
er than the amount of money paid
out In losses the cost is reduced.
On the other hand, if the losses
paid put exceed the amount collect
ed In premiums It is necessary to
raise the cost of the protection. Up
to this time the cost of administer-
Duplin County citizens in partica- ,?
lar will be interested in feature ':-.A,.iv.'
article appearing hi the May issue ' v ; -"
of The Progressive Farmer entitled ' - '
"Duplin Moves Forward On Three
'Fronts." The article carries a lame
picture of the Duplin General fiosr :'.:'.'!:.
pital. It is written ,by .William Di '
Poe, associate editor of the. Pro- ...... i
gressive Farmer. It gives dear
and concise picture of the efforts 'vi va
being made m Duplin today. Hoping; ' '
that Mr. Poe will not Object, we ..'i t ; ;'
are printing the story in detail as. .s i . ..
follows: . . ...v..
, Duplin County is proud of its past.
It fee)s a wholesome discontent with u
the present. It is laying a .sound ,
foundation for a brighter. fvrtureV
Thesa-are impressions I got from a ; ...
recent visit to- this winner 'of the , ,4.1
' County oj the Yeaf in Rural Prog- -. .:
ress for southeastern North Cam- f 1
Una. . : . ";
Pride in its past was dramatically . -;'V'
illustrated when Duplin celebrated a s.'-..?-
its 200th anniversary in 1949- The '1 "
county s historical association pre- v : 'j
sentecl a mammoth outdoor pageant ' ' ' "'
The Duplm Story." Eight perfor- , ' . !
mances drew a paid attendance of ..:?.
25,000. More than 5C0 Duplin folks '
thrilled audiences with superb'folk; " "
dancing, singing, and acting in a .
production that attracted favorable :)fi'S"
national attention. vj- .
. :AV' -
This pageant demonstrated not '" f
only the glories of Duplin's past but
more importantly, it proves that Its
people of today can accomplish for- -midable
feats when they set up a ' .''.:'.
goal and determine to reach it It , ! .
is heartening that this ability has :
been so clearly revealed. For the
Duplin County of today, like much .1 '
of eastern North Carolina, is in need
of economic bolstering. f
When Duplin's Rural Development
Board got together last year to pre
pare for the county'srole in North 1
Carolina's "Challenge Program" they ; ' i s
unearthed four disturbing tacts. ' ' V
1. Root of Duplin's problem,' he t : -. .
farm, leaders revealed, is that $3 out '
of every $4 of the county's farm in-
come is from one crop, tobacco, 1- '
though it JijjiteS n Jjuj M per " .
cem 01 total cropland. " '
2. Tliree out of 4 of Duplin's 6,000 1 '"'
farms have less than 3Q acres ofi ' ' 1 '
cropland. f
3. Two out of every 3 farms mar-? v
ket less than $2,500 worth of pro-' "
oucts annually. ":.
4. Only about 15 per cent of DupV '
nns farm operators report they reu 1 & '
ceive, substantial income from off-; " N111
farm employment. f
"Put in a nutshell," the Duplin..
muuiy leaders concluded, our"i .
county has too many idle acres and '
too many farmers who lack produc '
live year-round work.
What shall we do about it?"
To combat this major problem of
low farm income," Duplin's farm
people have united behind a
gram for maintaining high income 1-1
from tobacco and cotton acreage)
while at the same time 1) producing: -'
more of the family food supply t1 i
home, 2) increasing Income from;' , '"
beet cattle, poultry, hogs, and dairy-'s '
ing, 3) putting increased emphasis.' ! t
on truck crops, 4) improving health
and homtf. surroundings, luad 8) de-; '
veloping better-rounded community .
life. ' ;
A step ahead of leaden m the. ,
county's farm program were mem-
berg of the Duplin Industrial Coun- ' " : 4
cU. They made a survey of the '
county's Industrial advantages sev
eral years ago which has already '
been helpful in bVinglng two large
industries to the county. Whea we
visited J. P. Stevens Company's 'i
modern $2 million synthetic weaving- 1
piant in Wallace recently, its man-
ager, J, A. Brady, told uk "We em- c ' ?
ploy 830 workers. Most of them live
on farms nearby and we're delighted'
with the efficiency with which they -
work. They've done so well, in fact.
that m two years we've reached a - '
volume of production we thought It .
would take us five years to reach, . '
Location 6f this plant in Wallace '
has brought a million dollar annual '- '"'
payroll and a near boom to this i s
Duplin town which in 1962 won a '
top award in the "Finer Carolina'"
contest. Another new -industry. 9
dress manufacturing plant located
in Warsaw, furnishes employment "'
for 150 workers. Still more signifi- 1 !
cant is an outstanding strlckly rural ; -
industry in Faison. This is the nmttt
Pickle Company, which makes -ick v
les from locally-grown eucw-"vrt
and other vegetables, and markets
them all over the United State. .
Starting with little capital or -
couragement, Charles T. Cates, one i i
of the first ot 127 arouo of North
Carolina . Master Farmers (later
known as "Pickle Cates"), bef.
almost on a shoestring- and bnn t
it to a highly successful busmen - - , '
before his death. More payr"'ls sue
as these are needed in thi typical
sstefti.....-NQrth.r. 'CtocdiiM''.coaitti's.;' 'i'-VJ
which,: even when ft'.-VVM---' '
agriculture, will have ' U 'man"V
people on rUland. " " "' ""
,V Along' with plans .tn'r in:
ing the program is paid through
public funds and Is not taken tram
the premiums collected from policy come from farm! and la loWes, tup-i
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