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Six Candida gi Answer Questionaire By
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V ' The Duplin County'.:'. U Citizens
,i Committee for Good s ettment
recently sent out a A lonaire to
. every candidate in n. . -t County:
: ilev. Eugene Poston, chairman, hat
. released the answen to the ques-
v tionairea to The Duplin Times:
"I , Questionaire
v' l.. If elected,, will you actively
support with your influence and
vote a statewide liquor referendum?
2. If elected; will you actively
. 'support with your Influence and
;vote the abolition, of the so-called
"Gag rule"T . - -
' Wednesday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m.
the Vacation Bible School Com
mencement for the Warsaw Bfiptist
Church will be held in the church
sanctuary. Climaxing eight days of
intensive and extensive study and
training in an atmosphere of happ
iness, fellowship, and congeniality
the commencement exercise pay tri
bute to the .students for work well
done and to the workers whose
willing and. sacrificial efforts have
made the school a success.
Despite cold weather and down
pour 'of rain 127 was present on
Friday, May 14, for . preparation
day. However, with the change in
weather the real numerical destiny
of the school came on. Monday when
211 arrived for work. Tuesday the
attendance climbed to 239 - with
anticipated- Rains throughout the
Forty-seven adults have given of
their time, talents, and efforts to
be a definite part of this vital
missionary endeavor. So long as any
thild from age 3 through 16 is In
need of a "Church-centeVed minis
try of Christian education the War
saw Baptist membership acknow
ledges its responsibility and accepts
its challenge to' fulfill its name - a
"missionary. Baptist Church." ' No
missionary Baptist Church is organi
sed to serve a limited group,' its
own Sunday School constituency or
church membership alone.'. Its pro-.
m of existence .Is to vexpress
high Its Vacation Bible School
(ConUnned On Back) '
FARMING SHORT COURSE
The Waccamaw Bank and Trust
Company In Kenansvllle, Rose Hill
and Beulaville in cooperation with
the N. C. Bankers" Association, will
sponsor a Short Course In Modern
Farming, June 2 - July 2 to be con
ducted by the School of Agriculture
of N. C. State College. The course
is open to a select , group of young
Tar Heel farmers. Each person de
' siring to attend should apply to one
of these banks or the County Agent
by Saturday, May 26th.
v SOAP BOX DERBY
The Soap Box Derby is coming
to Pink Hill. All boys between the
ages of 11 and 16 who are interested
are requested to register, with the
Pink Hill Voluntary Fire Depart
ment right away for entry.
NEW FISH MARKET
Mrs, Bill Williamson and Miss
Patty Williamson have opened a
fish market in the old Atlantio
Service station on the corner next
to the post office here.
" SCOUT COMMITTEE MEETS
The Executive Committee of Dup
. lin Boy Scouts, headed by E. Walk
er Stevens of Warsaw, held its
regular 'meeting in the Presbyter
ian . Church in Faison Tuesday.
. Scout Executive Bruce Boyer of
v Goldsboro attended the meeting..
1 . BONNIE BLUES ARE MOVING
. The Carolina Blue Berry Asseci
' ation started shipping blue berries
x from Eastern . Carolina. The first
; ones : were .shipped from Burgaw
' to New York and sold for $15 per
pint There are 'Sixteen growers in
. - Duplin County who are members of
this association. ' All . of them will
be shipping Bonnie Blues in a few
j days. The blue berries from Caro
r. i. llna Blueberry Association go to
v all the cities in the north, " and
' . west and to many, in the deep
south. k . ' , j
Spring Federation Of
O o Be Held Here tlext Thursday
. f Milan ft. JohnaoA. Coantv Areni
All of the Home Demonstration
Clubs in Duplin County will hold
; - their Spring Federation meeting on
- May 27, in the Kenansville High
. School Auditorium . according ' to
,Mra. Ash Miller, Federation Chair-
man. The : morning . program will
.! . begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. ' A
special musical program will follow
- a short business session In the morn-
' lng. ',.' , , "
, Members are being asked to bring
picnic lunchea and these will be
3. If elected, will you support with
your Influence and vote the aboli
tion of voting privileges granted to
municipalities and minority groups,
gambling, that It denied to the
itate as a whole: '
4 If elected, , will ' you actively
use your Influence and vote against
legalized gambling if the issue a
rises? ' . i , -
The following candidates answer
ed the questions In their numerical
order as follows: v " . ' '.
. Robert M. ' Carr, House, yes to
all three; Albert Outlaw, House,
no answer; Mitchell Brilt, State
Senate, yes to all three; J. R. (Bob)
Grady, Senate, yes to all three; J
Kalph Miller, Sheriff, yes to all
three; Perry Smith, Sheriff, yes to
all three; Lewis Outlaw, Senate.
Mr. Outlaw answered the questions
in a speech here last Tuesday night
as follows: '
Question 1. If it is to be a clearrut
referendum to decide whether
North Carolina is to be completely
dry state; or a completely wet one
my answer is yes.
Question 2. I am positively op
Dosed to this and will stand up and
be counted for my convictions. I
don't think a memoer of one branch
of the Legislature should go much
further than to express an honest
opinion about a rule the other has
or proposes. '
Question 3. I will never vote
knowingly to abolish the voting
Drivileaei of municipalities and
mmorlty groups lor sometning iney
bad absolutely nothing to do with
jo far as I know about.
QuesOon4. I would support a
Statewide bill against legalized
gambling, but would like to see it
submitted to a vote of the people
if there was considerable public
sentiment expressed for it being
put to a vote of the people. -
Statement: As to my conviction
as to the best way to handle the
liquor problem. tMake the manu
facture and sale of liquor legal
Nation wide and reduce the tax
on it to where it could not be
made and sold profitably under
cover. The answeres and statement made
are -my - own and no one else had
anything to do with preparing
them."" . 1 " ?' --
LEWIS W. OUTLAW
Mrs. Byrd Presents
Pupils In Recital
Mrs. Florrie Byrd presented ner
High School and Elementary Music
pupils in recital May 9th, 8 o n
the B. F. Orady School Auditorium.
Marilyn Stroud was awaroeu ..-
High School Music Medal for Sup
erior rating in piano playing and
musicianship. Betty Smith, Jo Ann
Grady and Peggy Jean Grady each
received a bust of Mozart for ex
cellent 'work in piano during the
.Peggy Jean Carter and Melvin
Williams were given Music Pins
for most outstanding piano pupils
in elementary groups.
Linda Holt, Carolyn, Waller and
Patricia Herring were awarded
certificates of honor and promo
tion to advanced High School music,
rating excellent in, piano playing.
Ben Turner, Glenda- Scott and.
Nancy Lillian Grady also received
special recognition for outstanding
work in music
Others from High School and
Elementary Dept. receiving certifi
cates of award were Josephene
Waters, Mollie Faye Davis, Connie
Jo Wells, Norma Allen Smith, and
Ann Ivey from High School.
Nell Garner, Scarlett Hill, Nancy
Carol Kornegay and Cathy Souther
land received -prize cards for good
work in piano, also Patricia Harper.
Mrs. Byrd's beginners and juniors
gave a recital May Jl4th,
Jean Carol Reardon, beginnner,
was awarded a pm for best work
done in this dept.
-Janice Rose Holt,' Junior pupil,
was given a, certificate of honor
and promotion to third grade music.
-, Linda Grady and Angus Morrison,
beginners,. ' were outstanding and
were given books of Child's Mus
icians. Gail Grady, Ann Kornegay,
Judith Kornegay, Nellie Waters,
Betty Lou Waters,-' .received prize
cards for meritorious work in the
junior piano dept, , "
Home Dem. Clubs
enjoyed at noon in the school cafe
teria. , t , . , '
Mist Virginia Wilson, Extension
Nutritionist, will present a "Table
Setting and Service" Demonstration
in the afternoon. .:$.."'.
Friends of Home Demonstration
are cordially Invited to bring a pic
nic lunch and enjoy the day's pro
gram. . t i . ...... . - .
. Several club and committees are
busy making plant for this meet
lng to be a successful one : '
-. The Duplin County Democratic
Convention met at the courthouse
In ' Kenansville, N. C, Saturday,
Mhy 15, 1954, at 11:00 O'clock, A.M.
The' following precincts were rep
resented: Warsaw, Faison, Calypso,J
Wolfescrape, Glisson, Albertson,
Smith, Cabin, Hallsville, Beulavillle,
Cedar Fqrk, Cypress Creek, Chin
quapin;' Wallace, Rockfish, Rose
Hill, Magnolia and Kenansville.
The meeting was called to order
by F. W. McGowen, Chairman. -
The invocation was given oy
Rev. Lauren Sharpe.
The Chairman welcomed the del
Mrs. Christine W. Williams was
elected Secretary. Miss Elsie Smith
served fn her absence.
Hon.. Henry L. Stevens III was
elected Chairman of the Conven
The following committees were
. PRECINCTS, Name of member
of Platform: and Resolutions Com
-mittee and Name of member of
Committee to Nominate Delegates
ta State Convention:
Warsaw, R. D. Johnson, Jr. and.
Ed Strickland, Lee Brown and
George D. Bennett; Faison, Mrs.
C. P. Kalmar and C. D. McCullen,
H. T. TRay and Jno. Warren, Sr.;
Calypso, Paul Grice, Paul Grice;
Wolfescrape, G. E- Alphin, L. P.
wei. Glisson, J. R. Waters, Emmett
( jcelly; Albertson, Leroy Simmons
nnd rwig Outlaw, M. B. Holt and
B F. outlaw: Smith. J. O. Smith.
Qrover Rhodes; Cabin, Bobbie
I Brinson. Bobbie Brinson: Hallsville.
Norwood-Miller, J. E. Williams;
Beulaville, Herrrian Henderson and
Macon Brown, Russell Lanier and
Grady Mercer; Cedar Fork, Arthur
Wood, Tyson Lanier and Riley Ray
nor; Cypress Creek, Elmo Maready,
L. G. Williams; Chinquapin, Denver
G. Sholar sad Jim Futreal, WT P.
Hubbard and Homer James; Lock
Hn,not represented; Wallace, Dr.
Tohn D. Robinson, Dr. John D.
Robinson; Rockfish, G. H. Blanton,
McCoy Herring; Rose HiUVDallas
Herring and Hugh Johnson, Ken
neth Turner"! and H. E. Latham;
Magnolia, -Jno. R. Croom, Dallas
Jones; Kenansville, Vance B. Gavin,
Hubert E. Phillips.
While the committees were out
he Chairmen 'recognized a number
of Candidates and Dignitaries.
The following report of the Re-
solutions and Platform Committee
was read and upon motion duly se--onded
and carried was unanimous
We, the (Democrats of Duplin
County, in convention assembled on
May 5, 1954, do renew our long
tirhe allegiance to the Democratic
Party of the County, State and
Nation; and will uphold our party's
(Continued On Back)
The following telegram was re
ceived by the Times yesterday:
' Raleigh, N. C. May 19
Duplin Times, Kenansville, N. C.
Senatorial Candidate, W. Kerr
Scott was among the first to take
a stand, this week on the Supreme
Court's controversial decision which
declared segregation in schools un
constitutional. He said he was opposed to negro
and 'white children attending the
same schools and promised to work
in the Senate and to stand with
Governor William B. Umstead to
"'preserve the things that are dear
to all the, , people Nof North Caro
lina. Scott said the segration issue
must ot become a controversy in
the present Senatorial campaign.
' "I feel certain that no candidates
would favor the end of segregation,
and I am sure they will join me In
hope and prayer that we can avoid
stirring' up fear and bad feeling
between races in North Carolina.
Such fear and strife should be
avoided, and we can avoid it if
we will, "he said.
'Scott said he "had hoped that
the Supreme Court would reaffirm
its own historic decisions approv
ing equal but separate school faci
lities and services for members of
the; white and negro races."
He said, "I have always been Op
posed, and am still opposed, ' to
negro and white children going to
school together." ' , ' ' 1 ' 1
Scott said that the school building
program begun while he was Gov
ernor . was designed jto. preserve
separation by providing equality In
facilities. - v
He said that as a Senator be
would work with ' other - "like-
minded Senators to preserve our
traditions.' He urged calmness
amongst all people while the segre
gation ruling, la being considered.
. t Roy Wilder, Jr. ;,
W 1, V, Scott Headquarters
u One man finds" it much eaiser" to
be tolerant of another who hat the
tame faults as ht. - " -
SENANSYILLE, NOSTH CASOLINA, THUESDAY, MAY
Lanefield Winning Window
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The above picture shows a window In A. Biooks, Inc. .Department
Store which was decorated by members of the Lanefield Home Demon
stration Club and won first place in a county-wide contest sponsored by
the Home Demonstration Clubs during National Home Demonstration
Club Week. The window was entitled "Sewing."
Home Dem. Week
In Our Store
by Pauline S. Johnson, Home Agent
The observation of National Home
Demonstration Week which ''War
celebrated May 2-8 was emphasized
by exhibits placed In store windows
throughout the county and by a
series of radio talks over Radio
The . following, clubs placed ex-
KlDTuTTff Wot -wfnaowsY Prizet'wW
be awarded to the winning clubs
on Spring Federation Day, May 27.
1. Lanefield Club - "Sewing" A.
2. Pnny Branch Club - "Seven
Basic Foods," next door to A & P
i 3 TeoWiey Club -
After Home Demonstration," Tca-c'-
4. Calypso Club - "Aluminum
Troys,' morgan's Jewelry, Mount
Olive, and J. B. Strickland, Calypso.
5. Early Morning Club - "Your
Freedom and Mine," L. H. Quinn's
Gen. Mdse, Kenansville.
6. Friendly Club - "Better Living
Through Higher Learning," D. E.
Best Store, Warsaw.
7. Maysvllle Club - "Company
Duplin Superintendent Is Honored
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Shown above Is Superintendent
Johnson, right receiving a sterling silver perculator from Dallas Herring,
left, at the Commencement exercises of the Kenansville High School.
Mr. Herring 1 schalrman of the Duplin County Board of Education and
presented the gift to Mr. Johnson for IB years of service at superintendent
of Duplin's schools en behalf of the Board of Education. Mr. Johnson's
staff and principals of the -white and' colored schools of Duplin. , '!
f" (Photo by
"Mnne- T"M" Home Furniture
Inc., Mt. Olive.
8. Scott's Store Club - "Commun
ty Building," William Waller's
Store; at Scott's.
: 9. Outlaw's Bridge - "Home Dem
onstration Work," M. B. Holt's Al
bertson. 10. B. F. Grady - "Floor Cleaning
Methods. Old and New," Morris
Irill, Highway III.
11. Miller Club "Old and Modern
Methods of Ironing." James Miller
12. Rockfish Club - "Working for
f Better" Homes ..Today lor "Better
World Tomorrow," Frederick's Fur
niture Store, Rose Hill.
13. Magnolia Club - "Accomplish
ments m Home Demonstntinn
Work," Mrs. Alice Gaylor's Store,
14. D. S. Club - "Fancy Work,"
Chestnutts Store, Magnolia.
15. Mineral Springs - "Christian
Living," J. B. Stroud Department
Store,, Faison. '
RETURNS FROM BERMUDA
Mr. and Mrs. W. Herbert Jones,
Misses Lula Mae and Billie Jones
of Pink Hill have returned from
a cruise to Bermuda and attended
the Automobile dealers convention
while aboard ship.
of-Duplin County Schools, O. P.
D. W. Lanier of Lanier's Studio)
Are Installed '
In a beautiful ceremony marked
by unique impressiveness and rev
erent dignity the officers of the
Business and Professional Woman's
Club of Warsaw were installed on
Monday, May 17. The home of Mrs.
Floyd Strickland, especially deco
rated in keeping with the theme
of the service, provided an effective
setting for the occasion.
Miss Mollie Hart, of the Kinston
B and P W Club and candidate for
state recording secretary, was the
guest speaker and director of the
ceremony. "God's Flower Garden"
was her chosen subject and she
presented "God as the Master Gar
dener and the Club as His garden."
The membership were the flowers
of the garden to be cultivated, de
veloped, and used in keeping with
the Gardener's plans. Miss Hart
emphasized that the Gardener had
control upon his plants: some were
appointed to bloom at certain sea
sons and others to serve as foliage
background - each vital to its own
place in the total landscape of the
garden. Without an appropriate
background or foundation (the club
membership) the flowers in full
bloom (officers) could not fulfill
their purpose as effectively.
On a table before the speaker
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Bible School At
Cabin June Ml
The Cabin Missionary Baptist
Church wishes to announce that its
Vacation Bible School will be June
7 through 11.
We are also having a revival be
ginning June 6 at 7:30 p.m. to con
tinue through the week, conducted
by Rev. H. R Starling from Golds
boro, N. C. Brother Starling wilj
be oar leader in our U.B.S. Every
one is cordially invited to attend
both our U.B.S. and revival.
Junior 4-H Club At
E. J. Slmnson
Atst!)nt County Agent
Fifty-two Duplin Cmintv 4-H rlii
members will attend 4-H Club
cimo from Mav 31 to June 5 The
rompers will leave the county from
near Kenansville and travel t(
Camp Millstone which is located
near Rockingham, N. C. The' camp
ers will enjoy a week of study from
this State operated 4-H club camp
Camp Millstone is located on a
fresh water lake and features swim
ming and other recreational acti-
At camp the campers will attend
classes in handicrafts, rural recrea
tion. Farm and Home Electric,
Wildlife Conservation and Swim
ming. The campers will learn a
great deal from their classes and
will be given a chance to practice
what they learn in their rural re
creation class as they plan their
own evening programs.
The campers will leave Duplin
County by chartered bus and will
be accompanied by two leaders, the
Assistant County Agent and the
Assistant Home Demonstration A
gent. Shirley Tyndall and Richard
Best both of Kenansville will be
leaders for the campers this year.
Miss Mollie Hart
Guest at BPW Meet
Miss Mollie V. Hart of Kinston
was guest speaker at the recent
Business and Professional Womans
Club Installation service in War
saw. Well known in Warsaw and
in District 7, Miss Hart is candidate
for Recording Secretary in the
state B and P W organization.
Sponsored by Kinston B and P W,
Miss Hart is more than qualified for
her desired election. The Kinston
Club states: in TAR HEEL WO
MAN: "She has rendered outstanding
service to her local club in several
capacities including president of the
club for two years. In the State
Federation she has served on the
Nominations and the Resolutions
"She is a secretary by profession.
now .holding position of legal sec
retary and bookkeeper for a law
firm in Kinston and for a number of
years has served in legal offices.
'She is a graduate of Goldsboro
High School and received her busi
ness education lnv a private school
in Goldsboro . "
The Warsaw B and P W Club
joins Kinston in its admiration of
and approval of Miss Hart's candi
dacy for the position of State Re
" ' MRS. JONES UX "
Mrs. R. B. JoneC it critically ill
at her home in Pink Hill.
SM Iter year ht Dnplhi and adjoin!
uua area m m. fs nam
V.Tn lra Fnr
by J. K. (Bob) Grady
What is a government without a people and
what is a people without an opinion? Can ' the
opinion of "nine old men", the Supreme Qouft of r
the United States, change the habits, customs and ,
traditions of the people of Duplin. County, North'
Carolina and the entire South by merely writing a
document and signing their names thereto? I say
no. .-i: -f i
I am not opposed to the Constitution of the'
United States. I believe in our Constitution and the.
principles of the executive, judicial and legislative
form of government. But when a Supreme Court
interprets an amendment to the Constitution and
in so doing admit they do not know the meanirig and
intent of the writer or writers of that amendment
when it was written then iteems to me $hey are
taking an arbitrary interpretation' of the amend-
ment. I do not believe the founders of our country
intended that a Supreme Court should use their
powers and functions to tell the people how they '
must live from day to day with their neighbors,
how they shall or shall not educate their children
(Continued On Back)
ABOUT P. M. A, . ;
by J. R. (Bob) Grady
Somebody is lying in fact and lying by infer
ence and those somebodies know to whom I am.
I learned a few days ago that stories are going
around that Bob Grady refuses, has said he flatly
refuses, to publish the 1954 tobacco allotment
quotas. This is a lie, pure and simple, calculated to.
damage the character of Bob Grady and calculated
to cost him votes for the State Senate on May 29th,
Several weeks ago when the ASC (Former
P.M. A.) again came into the limelight I made every ;
investigation I possibly could, based on facts and!
not hearsay or some individual's charges. I heard a ,
number of charges made against the P.M.A. ancE, !
some of its officers. I asked the person making the
charge to-provide the facts and he refused;: I asked 7 "
him to let me quote what he was'saying and he re-i
fused. (I am using this in the singular f or purpose
of explanation. It occurred a number of times). I
met with the State Committee in the Agricultural i
Building here and we discussed the matter. They
told me they were here for the purpose of straight
ening out some irregularities. They did not tell me
what they were.. I told them I had written Raleigh i
and had secured permission to publish the 1954
allotments and they told me they would be made
available when completed. I was told by the local
office that as soon as they were available I could :
get them. Three times in recent weeks Mrs. Mar
garet Tucker of the Times staff has been to the
office to see if the list was ready and she was ad- '
vised that as soon as it was ready they, would let
us know. To date the Secretary has not so advised. :
Last week two citizens of Kenansville town
ship met me and told me the list was ready. I did
not consider that as coming from the secretary. I i
told the two men that in as much as we were in the ;
midst of a Primary I did not think it wise to pub- v
lish the list, if it were ready, until after the Primary
because I thought there was already enough stink !
about the P.M.A. and there was certainly no need '
to stir it anymore during a political campaign.-1 '
told them that just as soon as the Primary was
over I would publish the list. I continue to state i
that when the Primary is over and the list is made
available it will be published in The Duplin Times - 1
and let it fall where it may. I know that those going
around making such false statements are not vitally
interested in the welfare of the P.M.A. at this time,,
judging from their lack of discretion. They are
primarily interested in seeing certain candidates
defeated and are trying to use me and The Duplin.
Times in their efforts to discount some candidates. '
To me this is rotten to the core, just as rotten, if not
more so in principle, than their charges against any
P.M.A. Officer. I am not defending theP.M.A. nor I
anyone else, I am merely charging that this is hit- :
ting a pretty low level by some who would lead his j
fellowman to believe he is interested An the
welfare of the P.M. A. and his county first
- I think it is time that the Northern and South- i
ern ends of the county get together and quit fight-
ing and squabbling over the P.M. A. There are irre
gularities, no doubt, and have always been and -there
will always be in a thing as large as this and -1
the only way to keep them at a minimum js for the
farmers to quit throwing charges against each other ' '
and get together as decent men should and work
out the differences. Also I think it is high time 6ome ,
of those who are continually making charges to
quit charging with their tongues and go to charging
with work and efforts. If you believe those in charere
of the P.M.A. are crooked and corrupt get busy and ; :
do something about it and quit calling on someone
1 else to fight your battles. Either put up or shut up "
and if you have to tell stories tell them straight and i
be honest about it ' ' , " "