PKICE TlfiN CENTS
CXT7AN3VILLE, NUU1H CAROLINA. THURSDAY, MAY 6, 1954
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21, NO. 18 -ction 2 vr. f M
;The above addition.
A ' Warsaw Methodist Church ;was dedicated last Sun-
' day May 2. Rev. V. E. Queen, District Superintend
. -ent, gave the Address. ' . , s, v tj ,
"The fireside Rocm" Is Dedicated
By Yarsaw Methodist Church Sunday
, i- by J. B. Ora4y
- Sunday was a' happy day for the '
' Methodists In Warsaw, and their
" . friends Joined In their, celebration.
Yes, it wasTa celebration for a task
well done. About two years ago
' j. - the church membership decided
' they needed more-! room for their
" ' church school work. Several years
ago tb church growth necessitated
. aome expansion and they. ; built a
N two-story education annex onto the
" , sanctuary. Recent years the church
. has experienced another substantial
- growth and further expansion be
, , came necessary.;':; -''
" "Y The membership Js one vt about
average tor a town of , that size.
Including" the inactive membeers
!v4h roster is in the neighborhood of
;V ' ' "When it was decided to enlarge
, NdhicaUon'faWlies the ntembers
ted they were -up against a real
J decided -what they wanted.
set their goals and began to work
Suppers,rummage sales, class elf
1 orts, donations of money and mater
. 1 ials, feeding fraternal orders and
many other methods were used to
- raise money. Banker t. C. Tohmpson
; . -vj;s was put at the bead of the financee
' V - committee. . '
, Last Sunday in a very Impressive
ceremony "The Fireside Room" was
dedicated. It has been completed
1 for several weeks but the earnest
ness of purpose of the Warsaw
Methodists would not permit it a
" dedication until every penny was
paid. Superintendent V. E. Queen
of Wilmington delivered' the dedi
catory sermon, using as his .them
' "Religious Education., as an India
. pensable tool of the Church.". Mr.
' Queen told his congregation, ' that
John Wesley, the father, of .Metho
t dsm, was also the father of tht
church school. Education, he said
comes from Lathi, meaning no be
j lead out" It Is the unfolding anc
development of all of- on'e-facul-,
' ties. ;There is no such thing ai
secular education" he said. Educa
-' " tlon" he said. Education is develop
' ' log personalties. Teachers are deal
" An Ojienlelter To
. Dear Fellow Citizens:
.In the last ".three years Duplin County has shown
' an unnrecedentei interest in the improvement of our
schools., You have been given an opportunity, to. .study ,j
. the school situation in our county anj to learn what our
' needs are. By your actions you have shown that you
also believe that the boys and girls in a tuj1 county
deserve as good an education as those born in the cities,
. where more ' advantages' 'are'' oUereA:3.' II"?
1 In the last six months the people in seven of Dup
.. tin's ten school districts .have . asked .that their high
- schools be consolidated into three large high schools.
' Thia will rive our children better schools and will lay
. the foundation for ,the Je.st, rural, school, program in
North Carolina. The people in the other -three school
V districts tlso have shown an. interest in the improve
ment cf their schools and are 'anxious -to go. forward
Vv!' rrrjj to rive them schools that are equally as good.
Giz. T :davill an4 Chinquapin aw also entmed, to
ew i - -asiums second
all ot us working toffether there is ho reason
why we cajnnot provide our. children with the very best
ia educational facilities. The actions taken already have
r r -manded the interest
sr 1 they are watching us to see how we bring about
t" imprAvements we wanf. Duplin Is setting pattern
; - chool improvcirrnt
1 C!(t all of CAs t es
rr. . ,s a sVrvv 'r
it .ul t-Le vvr t-.C --,tj Cy what we need to do.
I 1 T ) ' 1 '"I H1 I" i in mm
Tne Jvire3iae Koom, oi tne
Ing with human souls and person
alities. The philosopher, be saw,
says education is concerned with
"what", treating the human being!
as an animal, ' while the theologian
says education is essentially educa
ting the SOUl." .. . ;. -
"AU educauon," he said, "U re
ligious education." He asked, how
can , one be : converted when he
doesn't know what h is being con
verted to?, What'good is evangelism
if the people are ignorant in re
ligious matters? "Without religious
education there can be no valid or
abiding conversion" he concluded.
A3 M. Benton welcomed the con
gregation and gave the scripture
reading. 'Mrs. Park, Pridgen spoke
briefly of the work and efforts" of
every person snd group in the con
gregation- tnd tnanked TtlCTh' for a
tdb well 'done. She called op the
membership to renew their efforts
snd begin plans and work now to
remodel' and enlarge the sanctuary.
"A church can't stand stilt it must
go forward" she concluded.
Sterling Marriner recognized
members of the church for the past
50 years or more. Those recognized
were: Miss Elizabeth Moore, 64
years; Mrs. Lela J.1 Middleton, 63
years; Mrs. R. T. Blackburn, 61
years; H.E. Blackmore, 60 years;
W. R. Blackmore, 59 years and Mrs.
C. B. Best, 64 years,,
E. C. Thompson, chairmap of the
finance committee presented "The
Fireside Room" to the Commission
n Education and the Official
Board, saying "This building is a
monument to the"taith 6f the mem
bers Nof our church and should be
used only' to the Glory of Cod.'
f. P. 'Johnson,' chairman of the
Commission on Education accepted
the new addition. Rev. Carlton T.
Hirschi, pastor, lead the congrega
tion in . the . Act of Dedication, Rev.
M&. Queen -fcae ;!Jne. benediction
ind thai congregation .repaired to
The ;FiresidARooln", where ;.
lounteous dinner was served, buf
The People of Duplin
. , ' ' ,
to none. The new schools will
oLstate - jmd national leaders
ihroushout - iae state. "I
a lot cf money. A team of ex-
f the county. They report that
Local Seniors . ;
In Aufo Wreck
'Last night turned out to be a sad
and nearly fatal night lor six mem
bers of the Kenansville High school
graduSting class. The seniors left
the 'school, building around" ten
o'clock and headed for the home of
Jean -Qulnn, daughter of Mr, and
Mrs, Tommie Qulnn on the Sarecta
road. ' Several rears were in the
group going to Jean's for a little
party and ice cream following pac-;
tice session for Class Night tome.-'
row night ,: ' . ;:-
ir Ray Bewas driving the Ply
mouth, auto; his father had given
him far a graduating present. Re '
ports said they were not driving
exceedingly1, fast. The car had com-!
pleted a curve when it hit sand,
gravel or something in the road, it
was reported, and began to swerve
and skid. Before Bell could get ; it
under control' It had turned over
Jean suffered ; a dislocated collar
bone and Jesse Hall suffered a pos
sible' fractured back. 'Addie Sum-
merlin suffered what may be 'In
ternal' Injuries. The driver. Bell,
and other occupants, Jimmie Bow-
den and Ventress Daughtry suffer
ed minor bruises and scratches.
The car was considerably damaged.
Jean and Jesse are in the Clinton
Hospital ;(V,;. ,...
WE SALUTE THE
HOME DEM. WOMEN
The Duplin Times Is happy to
have thia opportunity to salote
' the Home Demaastrstlon Women
ef Duplin County. The week of ..
May 8-8 U being celebrated
throughout the nation as National '
Home Demonstration Week. I All
of the pepole . of Duplin County '
should take off their hate to the
609 women who are members t
the Home Demonstration, piubs.
. Jt it ear opinion met the Home'
Demonstration Clubs have done
as much, If not more, than any
organisation in' the county ' to
make onr' County s better place
In Which to live. Evidence of
their good work Is seen every
day 'when- you ride through the
country . and see the Improve
ments made on the farm houses,
the yards, the out-buildings, and
to walk Inside the homes with
their modern conveniences, and
their attractive ' interiors makes
your heart swell with pride for
the women, astd appreciate their
enthusiasm, their hard work,
their love for progress and their
interest 'fa the future for our
youth of today.
t wovld be Impossible to enum
erta. their many ' activities, but
read their stories m this' week's
paper with pride.
Agate we say, "We Salute You!
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Tiuj fiiMy hale lasses pictured above did their bit to make the
- three hundred fity" piece Vhythtd band a hug success at the Duplin'
County Music and Aft FestlvaTwnft ws recently held at the KenaiK?
' Memorial "Auditorium tThey 'afe':: Barbara "Jame gtandlngj seated
frora left, to right arev; Beth ferady? Catolfb Grafiam; nd Carolyn
Jam1" i'A s " I. ; v; ' V (Photo W Lanier's Studio) "
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. ! J. E. Miller . 1
, James Everette Miller is i native
of Hertford County and ie a gradu
ate of Ahoskie High School in that
county.. He later was graduated
from .Campbell -College and still
later from Wake Forest College
from which he holds both the
Bachelor of Arts and Master of Aits
21 Kenansville Seniors Will Hear
Dean Jenkins of East
Graduating exercises at B. F.
Grady High School gets underway
tomorrow night when the .Music
Recital will be held at 8 p.m.,Mrs.
Florrie Byrd, music teacher will
present her pupils. . . '
On Sunday, May 9th at 4 p.m.
the Baccalaureate sermon will be
delivered in the school auditorium
by Rev. Roy Beals of Goldsboro.,
Tuesday May 11 at 8 p.m. will be
Class Day. Exercises. . "The . theme
will be "A Garden Of Dreams" by
the 'seniors, directed by Mr. Edgar
Wells. 4 '
Wednesday, May 12th at 8 pjrn.
WlU be the graduating exercise at
which 19 seniors will receive their
-diplomas. Mr. J.' E. Miller, assistant-
State Superintendent of Public In
The following seniors will gradu
GIRL: Marie Bishop, Peggy
Grady, Jo Ann Grady, Frances
Harper, Dorothy Herring, Shirley
Herring, Peggy A. Holt, Margie
Jones, Joyce Lanier, Hughlene Mur
ray, Ruth Page, Lois Outlaw, Shir
ley Powell, Maxine Quinn, Shelby
Southerland, Betty Smith, Irene
Smith, Faye Parker, Mavis Sutton,
Norma Smith, Lou Gene Smith,
Dorothy Tyndall, Marie Thigpen,
Mary Waters, Nellie Wilkins, Chris
BOYS: Lester Britt, Lemuel Har
per, Devon Herring (Bill), , Edwin
Hill, Tommie Hill, Woodruff Jack
son, Lewis Kornegay, Earl Jones,
Keith Oates, Douglas Smith, Law
rence Smith, Ray Smith, Gerald
Simmons, "Leonard Sutton, Oscar
Sutton, Alfred Thigpen, Donald
Wallace. Elwood Walker.
ivi.v.Rev, Boy Beale
Rev. Roy Beals, born in Ohio, is
a graduate of Marshall College,
Huntington, West Virginia and a
graduate of Southern Baptist Sem
inary, Louisville Kentucky. He is
now pastor of Madison Avenue
Baptist Church, Goldsboro and be
fore that he was pastor of the
First Baptist Church, Newton, North
Carolina. Mr. Beals will deliver the
Commencement Sermon at Grady.
At Banquet Here
The Kenansville Junior Chamber 3 Hickes,' director of special edu
nf Commerce (Javcees) became a on Charlotte City Schools; Dr.
reality last Friday night when, a
banquet was held in the lunch room.
.v. i , .ui oj
of the local school and the official
charter was presented.
Rev. Sam Hayter opened with invocation.-
bounteous, dinner . was
served following , which John Halir
Vice-President of the club, intro-
duced the Toastmaster, Earl Myers
of Burgaw, 6th District Vice-President.
Myers only last week was
given the distinguished award for
the most outstanding man in Pen
der County for the year. He briefly
related the history of the Jaycees,
saying it was first organized in
1915 and today there are more than
2,000 clubs with over 20,000 mem
bers In the United States and sev
eral foreign countries. Kenansville
was the 100th club to be organized
in North Carolina and was sponsor
ed by the Burgaw Club. Myers rec
ognized a number of distinguished
euests. Following Myers talK Mayor
J. R. Grady of Kenansville welcom
ed the chib to the town.
John D. Stewart, of Burgaw, Ex
tension Chiarman, thanked the Ken
ansville group for their cooperation
in getting organized.
Jimmy Wallace, National Director
of the N.C J.C.C., installed the new
officers and entertained the group
with a number of Jokes. Ivey Bow
den, president of the local club, ac
cepted the charter. The president's
pin was presented to Mrs. Ivey
Bowden who in turn pinned it on
her husband's coat lapel with ap
Gene Oschenrieter, President of
the N.C.J.C.C.- gave an inspiring
address on Junior Chamber of Com
merce work and its aims. Earl
Myers closed the meeting. Nearly
100 people, attended.
Annual class day exercises of the
Kenansville High School will tak
place Friday night the 7 May in the
school auditorium. Them of the
program is known only to the sen
iors, sponsor and principal. Visit the
school for this program. You will
be glad you did. Millie Burch will
speak the salutatory address.
On Tuesday night the 11 May
Dean Leo Jenkins of East Carolina
College will speak to the graduat
ing class. Special awards, diplomas,
and other honors will be presented
at this time. Sally Newton wui de
liver the validietory ftddre.
Those graduating are: Kenneth
Ray Bell, Davis Bland, Jr. Pauline
Bland. James J. Bowden; HL Martin
Alan Brown, Millie Clayton Burch,
Lois McRa Calson, James Ventress
Daughtry,' Robert Goodman, Alio
Jeannett Hall, Jess William Hall.
Sally Stephana Newton. CM Out
law, Albert Timothy Outlaw, Lualds
Parker, Jan Matthls Qulnn, Jess
B. Potter, James C Stroud,. Jr,
Addle JoynB'V Summerlln, Ellis
Brlnaoa VestiuV Willis firuee .WJUt
field. v i
Four Duplin Men
Enlist For Service
The following Duplin County
men were enlisted through the
Clinton recruiting station by Sgt.
E. H. Allen, the local Army and
Air Force recruiting Sergeant.
John Henry Creech, route 2, War
saw. He was enlisted in the Air
Force for four years and was sent
to Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
Norwood F.; Lewis, route 2, War
saw and Berthland Rogers (colored)
Magnolia. These two men were en
listed in the Airborne for three
years and was sent to Fort Jack
son, S. C. for their basic training.
Bobby Lee, route 3, Faison, was
unlisted in the army for three years
and was sent to Fort Jackson, S. C.
for basic training.
Lawrence E. Carr, route 1, Tea
chey "was re-enlisted in the
Army after formerly serving three
years. He was sent to Fort Jackson,
S. C. for processing and assignment
to an organization of the Army.
Mrs. Clifton Goes
Mrs. W. R. Cllftohrpecial Educa
tion teacher for Faison School, at
tended the International Council
of Exceptional children, a depart
ment of the National Education
Association, which met in Cincinna
ti, Ohio, last week.
I North Carolina was represented
I with the following: Mr. Felix Bar
ker, state director of special Edu
cation, Raleigh; Mr. Beaman Kelly,
N. C. chapter 'president of the
I.CJE.C; Mrs. Myra Westbrook, and
Mrs. E. Esteridgem, supervisors of
Education, Harnett County; Mr.
John R. Peck, director of special
m Z.. r- , -7 cnools
Mr8- ColviUe. Director of
special education, Alamance Coun
ty; Miss Addie Lee Meadow, speech
therapist, Williamston; Mrs. Rober
ta Whltaker, and Mrs. Clifton,' class
room teachers of slow learning and
J"nd Mrs D. Gruen
Every phase of special education
ranging from the trainable child to
the mentally gifted was discussed
by outstanding consultants of the
nation in workshops.
Exceptional children from Ken
tucky and Ohio schools exhibited
programs of their particular talent.
Every state in the Union and six
foreign countries were represented
at the council. Long Beach, Califor
nia is designated as the host city
for the 1955 International Council
of Exceptional Children.
Democratic Precinct Meetings
will be held on Saturday, May 8,
1954, at t:00 o'clock, p.m., at the
Town HU in those precincts In
which a Town Hall Is located, and
at the regular polling place in all
other preelnctat At these meet
ings Precinct Committee will be
elected, and delegates to the
County Convention will be nam
ed. - r
The Democratic county Conven
tion will be held in KenansvtUe,
N. C, en Saturday, May 15, 1954,
at 11:00 o'clock, a.m.
... Phil and Mike Goodson, sons of Mr. and Mrs. John Goodson, of
Mt Olive, N. C. competed In the Southeastern Fat Stock and Sale
held id Wilmington on April 21 and 2X ' " ' "''
Phil and Mak are members of the B. F. Grady 4-H Club and
exhibited four fat steers In this show. The boys purchased "their '
steers at the fall Feeder Calf Bales and barn fed them all winter.
When the calves first went on feed they weighed from 400 to 600 -
pounds, and wighed from 738 to 875 when they were sold.
The animals were good for 8110.00 In prize money for the two
beys. Mike collected 880.00 on two "choice" steer and Phil collected
830.00 on one "Good" and one ''Commercial" steer. Mike sold his two
steers for an average of 23 Vi cents per pound and Phil sold his for
an average of 20 cents per pound. t , . ' , , 4 -
f; . Both boys wsr very pleased with the results of their 4-H club ,
'project and plan to feed some steers for the Fat Stock Shows next
' year ' ' ;,i (Photo by K. J. Simpson, Asst. Ceunty Agent)
' ":'4 '-" ' ' '"' v:''k-:V!''$ijMt-;f
Mrs. Ashe Miller Is
Home Demonstration Club, we in
vite you to join one. It is the finest
education you can receive. Many
of our-women say it Is like gettmg
the college education that they miss
ed out on in youth. We invite you
to become a member. If you do not
know where your nearest club is
just write: Mrs. Johnson, Home
Agent, Kenansville, N. C, and ask.
A Prayer For A Country Home
by Mark Rich
Lord, we thank Thee for our home
set in the midst of fields and flocks.
For the blessings of this haven we
praise Thee; for the rhythm and
glory of the seasons, for shelter from
wind and weather, and for our
friends . , . We bless Thee for giv
ing us the ideal of a home in which
Thou are the unseen guest . . . Yet,
Lord, we bow in humility for our
failures. Forgive when annoyances,
selfishness, and Strife threaten the
unity of our circle. Let no moment
el anger rob us of the jobs of family
fellowship. Save us from treating
love as ordinary, and from taking
for granted the daily ministrations
of our loved ones. May we not give !
our worst to those we love most
As we pray for Thy blessing upon
us,' we bring before Thee all fam
ilies. May this become such a home
that it will be a room in the univer
sal family of God. This we ask in
Jesus' name. Amen.
It does us all good: to take a deep
look at our place in the world.
Farm women in Duplin County be
lieve a woman should build a home,
like a house, with:
A sound foundation of Christianity;
Walls of upright character;
Floors of strong honest morals; '
Covered with-thoughtful service;
Root of ambition and high ideals;.
Windows to look for the good in
People, and the beauty in nature;
Doors of opportunity to treat all
As we should like to be treated;
Closets for private conversation with
God, quiet inspiration for others;
Ventilation of industry, hobbies-
Lights of intelligence and cheer;
Warmth fro'mldve for God and man.
N. A. A vera, Manager of the Wil
mington Social Security office,
would like to call your, attention to
the fact that you can meet a repre
sentative of the Bureau of Old-Age
and Survivor's" Insurance in Ken
ansville, N. C. In the Court House
Court Room, May 11, and again May
18, between the hours of 11:00 A. M.
and 12:30 P. M. for help in claiming
your Federal Old-Age and Survivors
Insurance Benefits; checking your
Social Security Account, or getting
full information about Old-Age and
Survivors Insurance. Your Post Of
fice has application blanks for Social
Security Account Number Cards.
These completed applications may
be mailed to the Social Security
Administration, P. O. 1490, Wilming
ton, N. C
HERBERT JONES IN HOSPITAL
W. Herbert Jones, Pink Hill mer
chant, is a patient In the University
of Virginia Hospital, at Charlottes
ville, Va. He. is being treated for
injuries received some time ago.
He is expected back home the
latter part of next 'week.
by Pauline t. Johnson
The week of May 2-8 is ' being - -celebrated
throughout the nation asr
National Home Demonstration Week . w
- a week in which we like to tell '
the world of our activities. In Dup
lin County we have over 600 women.
who are members of 27 Home Demonstration-Clubs.
These clubs are
to be found in most of our. rural
areas. It is through our club work
that we are kept informed about .
better ways of doing things.
"Times have been when ''a farm
woman, was picked out in a crowd
by her tired, haggard look, her red
calloused hands, her poorly fitting ,
clothes, and her timid manner. But
that is not true today. Our farm
women are as well dressed and
groomed, can preside over f meet-,
ing with as much poise and partial
mentary precision as any. We still
make our clothes, out we have
learned how. -. '
"Our farm homes are as modern .
as you will find in the city. Our
children are better fed because of
the food lessons, in our club. We
know how to balance a meal with
the right foods for muscles, teeth,,
Sometimes we are asked what do
we do? I would like to tell you of
some of the things Duplin Home
Demonstration women did last year
as well as -some of the lessons we
were taught. - .- - v.
Education leaders worked with
the Duplin School Improvement in
giving educational reports concern
ing the Bond Issue for Schools and
We have an educational loan fund
of approximately 8400.00 from which
girls may borrow to further their
Music leaders compiled and used a .
handbook on Music Activities. Two
music leaders schools were held and '
28 leaders attended a Church music
school in Wallace.
A Talent Show was presented by
leaders, 475. people attending. Each
club participated. Recreational lead
ers planned family nights and pic
One club was responsible for a
community house that is under con
struction. ..' c
Citizenship leaders attended a Ci
tizenship School on which several -county
leaders appeared in(a Panel
Leaders in clubs have assisted in
providing dinners at homes in com
munities where death has occured.
They have had showers for thoes
whose homes, were burned. One
club sponsored a community Health
Various things have been done
to raise money for community act
ivities Several leaders have taught
aluminum tray making in their co
muni ties. Magonlia people have ab
out 150 trays.
County Clothing leaders solicited
clothing for the Welfare Departm
ent Leaders assisted in Hospilization
Insurance Campaign and solicitation
for Farm Bureau members.
Last year our agent taught us how
to serve buffet meals and a special
ist taught us how to make good
pies and meringues. The common
cold was discussed one month. A
demonstration on "Look Ahead,
Cook Ahead, Freeze It" was offered
one month. This demonstration help
ed us in planning for the busy toba
cco months. "How To Select Coats
and Suits" was offered In Septem
ber. . A special interest meeting on
Keeping Home Records, How to Do
Business At The-Bank and Easier
Ironing were given several months.
The demonstration on Easier Iron
ing was of special interest to me.
The Agent showed us equipment to
use' in sitting down to iron. She
taught us how to iron a man's dress
shirt in four minutes instead of 15.
This demonstration alone would
have been worth any woman's 'time
to belonging to a Home Demonstra
. Then the demonstration on Floor
Maintenance and Handmade articles
for the Home wer equally as good.
The floor cleaning demonstration
was especially appealing to women.
A flower Arrangement Demonstra
tion taught us how to bring beauty
indoon. Rooting and caring , for .
shrubbery was given .one month. . -
Leading -uk ht r work are our !
home Agents who bring to us the
latest scientific Information on suV
ects of vital interest and need. . .
Being Home ' Demonstration
member is an enriching experience.
I would never miss my c'ub meet-
ing. It affords me the opportunity
to participate in an organization tint
stands for all that Is good. Jt teacr
me to put my best forward. It is
helping me to become a better e ti-.
ten and thereby helping me to con
tribute to a better world of toinoiv
row. i-i 'jrVli f4"' t T? -rf-':"! ".
It you r not "number-of s