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Gilbert (left) of Southport rvitches on Carolina Power &
light Company's new 3S,000-olt subatation, giving $outh-'
port a new source of abundant power.; The line was com- i
pleted to Southport ahead of schedule to relieve Southport's
plant, where one generator recently failed. Directing the
switching is J. F.Hockett of Wilmington, CPSth sub-sUtion
maintenance foreman, whose men installed the transformers
'p background. (Photo by Art
Pbver From CP&L
' Southport Resident of Southport
, enjoyed an unlimited supply pf
, electricity at a reliable voltage to
day at a result of switching to
- Carolina Power & Light Company
. service.,.. , . 'Ji'';fr-.'" ..'.
1 The town henceforth will out
CP&L power at wholesale for re
tail through its municipal system.
' The switch relieved the town's out
moded and overloaded generating
t plant and afforded Southport un
limited electricity for the first time
, in its history. ..
Serving the town is a hlgh-voi-
. tage transmission line which CP&L
, extended from Leland to Southport
The power company built new sub
stations here and at the government
terminal . at Sunny . Point One of
: Southport's generators failed a week
prior to. the scheduled switch-over,
and CP&L rushed the 33,000-volt
line to completion ahead of sched
ule to relieve the situation. ; : - "
When first approached by South
port for power, CP&L offered to
v buy the municipal system outright
and to sell electricity here at its
11 own retail rate. The town preferred,
a wholesale contract ,1;''1 ' --
j ' ' The board which entered into the
contract, in aamuon to mayor James
, ' A. Gilbert Includes: Harold , Aid
, ridge, W. P. Jorgensen, William Mc
Dowell, D. C. Herring, Fred " W.
. Spencer and Q. E. Hubbard
, ' Mayor Gilbert, actually operated
. the twitch which, completed South,
v port's -tie to a new and abundant
source of electricity. Among 'those
representing CP&L on the occasion
-were 'A. E. Jonea of Wilmington,
vice president; W. Paul Lyman ' of
Raleigh, industrial sales manager;
and Crom Lennon, W. B. McGowan,
A. t. Wooddy and Bin Hayes of
v. Wilmington. .,': '.;.. ::;V;. 4'.;.1' .
Will Refers To Discuss
fqn&M Previa Tuesday
The Farm Price Support Program
will be the tople of a meeting In
the Courthouse Tuesday night "June
32, at 8:00 pJn, Will Rodger of the
State farm Bureau Office at Greens.
boro and Dr. Bill Turner of the
Nite College 'Farm. Management
partment ; will 'discuss the Price
pport Program now being consid.
ed by Congress. , .s v
This will be -our first chance to
fully understand Rigid Supports
(90 of Parity) against Flexible
Supports (75 to 40) and how each
of them could effect our income in
A discussion of possible corn
acreage control, and multiple com
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t6 CP&L Mayor; James ..A.
u5ps Damaged
By Storm
..Wind and hail caused damage to
crops , In two sections of Duplin
County this week.: In the Cypress
Creek' section, crops belonging o
M. L. Lanier and Herman Souther
land suffered mostly by strong
winds and light haiL It is reported
that tops were blown from barns
and trees uprooted.
In a section near Pink Hill hail
caused most of the damage, which
is reported, as much as. 73 percent
Register of Deeds
' Mrs. Christine W. Williams,' Reg
ister of Deeds, and deputies, Janet
Bell, Janice Smith and Mrs. Ida S.
Miller attended the Second annual
conference of Registers of Deeds in
Chapel Hill 'June 13th, 14th and
15th. The conference was held n
cooperation with The Institute of
Delayed Birth Certificates, Hand
ling of Vital Statistics Records,' In
dexing Systems, Preservation and
Restoration ' of. ' County '; Records,
Marriage Records, Officials" Bonds,
Relationships with Other County
Officials- and Proposed . Legislation
Affecting The Register of Deeds
Office.; Mrs. Williams served as
chairman' of The Resolutions Com
mittee for the conference. '
..; Contentment may be virtue in
some, ways,:' but it is certain death,
toi;;entrlse.vr:;!,;(, r.f."V
Dont seek experience just, let
nature take ber course and you'll
get 'plenty of it ls;."i.-.:--'v.- m
pllance -will be explained; as well
as how each type program could
work with Tobacco, cotton, rpeanuts,
wheat corn and livestock. -.
Every fanner and business man
in Duplm County Is invited to this
meeting next Tuesday night In
addition "to the support program,
Farm Bureau's Service program tor
its members will be explalnned.
Please remind your neighbors of
this meeting and let all of us better
understand how our Farm Program
and Farm Organization works and
why it is so Important so the entire
farm family that we have 4 Program
that will work in 19.13 i Yv I 4
Top officials, of IS states met in
Richmond, Va;, Thursday : for the
South's, first segregation strategy
conference - the thorniest problem
to facer Dixie since Reconstruction
The meeting had been suggested
by Governor Thomas B. Stanley at
Virginia shortly after the United
States Supreme Court ruled May
17 that ;segregation in the Nation's
public schools is unconstitutional.
Reaction to the nigh court's rul
ing has ranged from declarations
bf defiance in Georgia, South Caro
lina and Mississippi to preparations
for compliance in West Virginia,
Maryland and Kentucky. '
.Nine 'governors, attended the meet
ing.- Herman E. Talmadge of Geor
gia,; Hugh White , of Mississippi,
James F. Byrnes of South Carolina,
Gordon Persons of Alabama, Fran
cis Cherry of Arkansas, Allen Shi
vers of Texas, William C. Marland
of West Virginia, William B. Um-
stead of North Carolina, and Tho
mas B. Stanley of Virginia.
. Florida, ' Louisiana, Maryland,
Oklahoma, Kentucky and Tennes
see sent representatives. Governor
J, CabelBoggs of Delaware declin
ed .the invitation and did not send
stand-in. '..'-.
The session was held behind
closed, doors, to insure a thorough
exchange of information between
the" executives. At' the conclusion
Of 'the .meeting Governor Stanley
released to the press this .state
ment; It is recognized that the pro
blems are one requiring the decision
of individual states and that a meet
ing of this kind can only be helpful
in the exchange of information. The
gravity of the situation in many of
the states was emphasized but no
conclusions' were reached and no
group course of action was propos
ed. , -y-;. :
"The governor ef West Virginia,
along with presonal representatives
of Maryland and Kentucky, stated
they. were not confronted with as
serious a problem as some of the
Southern states, and that it WaS
their Intention to conform with the
decision of the court
The other states represented, 8
by their gorernem, fosmd max of
a problem. The conference was most
hrlpui) d.4Clia-J,.sug8esUA
that the sttorneys general consider
holding s later meeting to discuss
the situation in more detail from
the legal viewpoint'
; The states to which Governor
Stanleyreferred are North Caro
lina, South Carolina, Georgia, Flor
ida, Alabama, . Mississippi, Tennes
see,. Louisiana, . Texas , Oklahoma,
Arkansas and Virginia.
, Governor . Umstead along with
Atty. Gen. ' Harry McMullan and
Dr. Charles F. Carroll, state super
intendent of public Instruction, at
tended .the conference.
Governor Umstead said many of
the problems raised by the court's
decision "were considered and dis
cussed. He added,; "No over-all pro
blem or plan was agreed upon, and
it was apparent that the authori
ties in the various ! states, -mostly
affected by the decision, are study
ing all phases of 'the matter in
an effort to determine what pro.
gram or policy shoujd be followed
in each respective state.
v McMullen also said the confer
ence ,, was Helpful. However, ne
said, the problems faced by the 19
states represented "are so different
that no concerted plan of action was
even contemplated."
; He said there has been no deci
sion as yet on whether North Caro
Una will file a brief this fall when
the court considers ways of ending
public , school segregation. Most of
the states at the conference except
for those directly -involved in act
ions before the court - Indicated
they will not file briefs, he added.
There are ."many delicate ques
tions" to be answered in making a
decision, 1w said. ' - ' - ;'
. The meeting in, Richmond pre
cedes by only a month the National
Governor's Conference at which
Dixie leaders will hold, their .own
caucus to again take Up the segre
gation issue. The Supreme Court
meets again in October to set a date
for hearing further argument as to
bow and when its decision shall be
enforced. , .-. " (
Escepd Prisoner .
John Askln, escaped prisoner from
the Duplin County Prison' Camp,
was arrested by Marion, S. C; law
officers Tuesday night after escap
ing here June 8. , w-kh
Askin was serving a sentence of
IS months to t years on a charge
of breaking and entering. He is
being detained in', South Carolina
for assault and robbery.
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Several ' persons make wp a com
mittee ,bitvv the . committee ja . no
stronger than the member who" does
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Captain Richard F. Bostic (light uniform) explains the route and schedule
Battery "B" of Beulaville will be taking to Camp Ctewart. Scene is in front of Wal
lace National Guard armory. Drivers of convoy vehicles in photo are: (left to
right) Durwood Whaley, Hoyt Miller, Morris Grady, Tommie Turner, Richard Mc
Dowell, Captain Bostic, A. F. Shaw", and Hilton Williams. (Wallace Enterprise
Staff Photo)
Prominent Duplin Attorney
Passes: Funeral Thursday
Luther , Addison Beasley died on
June 15 at his home in Kenansvllle
at 5:45 pjri. He was born on Octo
ber 11. 1870 at Beasley's Mill, Dup
lin County, son of M. A. and Nancy
Barden. Beasley. ;
He was a graduate of Wake For
est College, Batchelor of Art and
Master of Arts, degrees. He was a
member of the second law class of
Wake Forest and prac
tice in February .1896. In June .of
1898 he located in' kenansvllle and
entered law partnership with Henry
name 'of Stevens and Beasley. ' ''
He married Miss Bertha Johnson
in November 1896 and to this union,
two children were born, Mildred
Anderson Beasley, who married
Judge Henry L. Stevens, Jr. of
Warsaw and Mary Ellis Beasley who
married Col. Carl C. Loth of
Waynesboro, Virginia.
In addition to a brilliant legal
career, Mr. Beasley -was chairman
of the Duplin County Highway
Commission, Attorney for the
County Board of Education for 25
years, county attorney for 10 years,
county historian for 50 years and
taught Sunday School in the Ken
ansvllle Baptist ChUrch of which
he was a member for 50 years.
Mr. Beasley was recognized as
one of the most outstanding lawyers
in the state and preeminent as a
land lawyer.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs.
Bertha Johnson Beasley, two dau
ghters, Mrs. Henry L. Stevens, Jr.
of Warsaw and Mrs. Carl C. Loth
of Waynesboro. Virginia, a grand
son, Henry L. Stevens III, a practic
ing attorney of Kenansvllle and one
sister, iMrs. L. F. Byrd, Sr. of Rose
Funeral services were conducted
from. the Baptist Church in Ken
ansvllle on Thursday at 3:00 p.m.,
by Rev. Lauren A Sharpe, assisted
by Rev. J. T. Hayter. Interment was
in the Golden Grove Cemetery
which Mr. Beasley donated to the
town of Kenansvllle. '
In the passing of Mr. Beasley,
Kenansville loses one of its most
outstanding citizens, as well as one
of its beloved eharacters. Until the
last few months when Mr. Beasley
had to stay at home due to failing
health, it was. a familiar sight to
see him with his walking cane, feel
ing his way to the local post office,
always in a nurry, despite his poor
eyesight His brusque manner and
keen, sense of humor were always
a source for a good laugh.
He has been so active in Kenans
ville lor the past sixty years mat
we take tola opportunity to quote
from the back files of the papers a
few,' bf .his. outstanding achieve
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The following excerpt is taken
from "Who's Who In Duplin" pub
lished in the Duplin Times several
years agot . .. i . i
"Mr, Beasley has had ho political
activities, having never run for
office. He was-Chairman of the
Duplin County "Highway Commis
sion when Governor Cameron Mor
rison was developing the fine road
system of the state, -and Chairman
of the Board of Education of the
county for one term. He served ss
county attorney for more than ten
years, and attorney for the Board
mjiyn .inn ill
of Education for more than twenty-
five years, and has at all times
been an active supporter of the
pablic school system of the county.
During his service with the school
board there was great development
of the educational system of the
county, with fine large buildings
erected at B. F. Grady, Kenans
ville, Chinquapin and Wallace. . It
was by his efforts that the first
public school building was erected
in Kenansville. He'was for a num
ber of years and up to the present
year, secretary of the local school
committee of Kenansville Public
school, which with a corps of local
teachers splendidly equipped, se
lected by him and his associates,
was one of the best in the county."
Excerpt from article published in
"As a remedy for such a situation ,ter' Mrs- ' iones ot Ctoldsboro;
(speaking of the overcrowded ceme- ne sister' Mrs. Besse Pierce, Golds
tery situation at Rutledge Ceme- bor: one brother- Lawton CrumP-
tery) Mr. and Mrs. Luther A. Beas-
ley of the town of Kenansville. have
generously given to the town gov-
eminent .a tract of valuable land
for cemetery purposes. It adjoins
the Farrlor Cemetery. It is a nice
location and they might have easily
sold it or used it for profit but
public: spirited as they always are,
preferred doing something for the
town and the community without
charge. More than that they have
Congressman Barden Will Accept
Applications To U.S.A.F. Academy
. Congressman Graham A. Barden
announced today that he would
welcome applications to the United
States Air Force Academy from in
terested candidates of the Third
Congressional District Each ot the
twelve Representatives and the two
Senators from North Carolina will
be allowed to nominate, not beex
ceed ten candidates, for the Acade
my. Those nominated, will comoete
in a general examination for the
seven vacancies which are alloted
the State of North Carolina for the
first class. If all, twelve Representa
tives and both Senators nominate
ten each, then of course all 140
nominees will compete in the ex
amination and seven will be selected
from that number.' ?. 1
Candidates must be citizens of
Utitl fiN Mtaldc
it S
spent time and money making a sur
vey, maps, placing stakes, plant
ing, etc, and have a plan that com
pares favorably with well regulated
cemeteries in larger towns. Mr. and
Mrs. Beasley, both historically minded,-
have very appropriately named
the new cemetery Golden Grove,
thus perpetuating the original name
given to this neighborhood by Mc
Culloch. "Mr. and Mrs. Beasley have lived
in Kenansvllle for the past forty
odd years and during that time they
often used -their means, energy and
talents for the welfare of the town,
the community and the county."
Excerpt from June 6, 1940:
Mr. ueasiey prepared to be a
teacher, but by accident and Dr.
Gulley he became a lawyer. He
had never been in a courthouse at
a term of court, until he went to
Wilson to teach school (1896) . . .
His hobby is reading and history,
and he reads the New Testament
in both the Greek and Latin Ver
"The best tribute to him is paid
by his cook, Cora, whose father and
grandfather once lived on his farm,
and who herself has been with the
family for more than fifty years,
and rates herself as belonging to
the "Clan of Carlton." She, In des
scribing him to a Virginia visitor
said. "Mr. Beasley is just like you
see him all the time; he lends him
self no airs."
Mrs. Fannie Crumpler Guy, 75, of
Calypso, died in Wayne Memorial
Hospital, Goldsboro Tuesday at 8:40
a.m. Surviving are four sons, James,
Leonard and Roy, all of Calypso,
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I U18UII ui xviusLuu; one aaugn-
ler. Goldsboro; 14 grandchildren.
and ei8h great-grandchildren. Fun-
, eral services were held Wednesday
at 4 p.m., in the Calypso Baptist
Church, of which she was a member
with- the pastor, the Rev. M. M.
Turner, officiating. The body was
carried to the church one hour
before time for the funeral. Burial
was in the Calypso Cemetery. Mrs.
Guy was active in religious and
community affairs.
the United States, of good moral
character,, between the ages of 17
and 21, unmarried, residents, of the
Third Congressional District and
qualified mentally and medically;
The physical and mental stand,
srds are very high and in general
compare with the standards of West
Point and Annapolis. : Those that
feel they can qualify and are inter,
ested may apply in writing to the
Congresman anytime prior to Feb
ruary 1, 1955 at 15SS New House
Office Building, 1 Washington ; 36,
D. C -
The counties of the Third 'Con-.
gressional District which Mr. Bar
den represents are; Pender, Duplin,
Sampson, Jones, Onslow, Carteret
Pamlico and Craven. -
rrom avw
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r rear la Onplto an KJfi i
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local "Rat War
Begins July 7th.
The -Kenansville Junior Chamber
of Commerce will sponsor the sale
of Rat poison at cost to all citizens
of Kenansville who wish to partici
pate in the local "Rat War" on July
7th, according to Wiley Booth,
chairman of the "Rat War" Com
mittee. The poison will sell for
$2.00 for a five pound box, and the
Wafarin Brand will be used be
cause of its recommendation from
N. C. State College.
A circular distributed by the U.S.
Department of the Interior, Fish
and Wildlife Service reveals that
one rat eats 40 pounds of food
yearly, costing $3.00; one rat con
taminates in a year's. e other
food costing $6.00; one V damages
property yearly costing $1.00; and
the loss from rat-borne diseases in
one year's time is unknown. There
fore one rat costs over $10.00 year
ly. The rat population is distribut
ed as follows: 50 million on farms,
30 million in towns and 20 million
in cities.
Rats are infested with fleas, lice,
mites and ticks, carry diseases like
plagues and typhus fever. Salmon
ella food poisoning and tapeworm
infections are spread by rats. The
germs are transmitted to man Dy
polluted food and water. Rat bites
may cause ratbite fever. Cities an
nually report hundreds of babies
bitten by rats.
Since rats move from one place
to another, control is the respon
sibility of everyone Everyone in
terested in this "Rat War" should
put in their order immediately with
Wiley Booth, Vernon Reynolds, Cy
Tietelbaum, John . Hall, or Allen
Health Officer
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Urges Safety
The power lawn mower, the latest
time-saver available to aid the
home handy man, can be the source
of many serious accidents if not
properly used and maintained. Dr.
John . F. Powers Health Officer of
the' -Duplln County ' Health Deparf
ment warned today.
The health officer pointed out
that the power lawn mower is the
fastest selling home appliance on
the market today and thousands
have been brought into North Caro
lina's homes in the past few
He called attention to the two
major types of power mowers and
pointed out the specific hazards re
lating to the operation of each.
The reel type mower depends on
a sharp cutting edge whereas the
rotary type depends on a mulching
action of the cutter bar to trim the
grass. The rotary type mower is
usualy provided with a guard, but
due to its construction a space must
be provided between the blade and
the ground. This necessary space
makes it possible for stones, sticks,
and other debris to be picked up
and thrown out with great force.
This clearance space also pro
vided an opportunity for the foot
or shoe to enter into the whirling
blades and a score of serious cuts
have been reported to the Accident
Prevention Section of the State
Board of Health.
The reel type mower operates at
a slower rate of speed and may be
equipped with a guard or catcher
to prevent the throwing out of
stones and sticks. The user should
be particularly careful to avoid ad
justing the blade while the motor
is running.
Other general rules, listed by the
health officer include:
1. When powered by an electric
motor always have a third, or
ground wire firmly attached to the
framework. In case a defect devel
ops this ground wire will reduce the
electric shock hazard. This machine
should not be stored or used under
wet conditions.
2. When powered by a gasoline
motor, never make adjustments or
do other repair work unless the
ignition wire has been disconnected.
If one should spin a reel , or cutter
bar while the engine is hot there is
a possibility of It starting unless it
has been properly deactivated. '
3. Regardless of the type of ma
chine other precautions are:
1) Proper guards and covers on
all moving parts and '(2) Do not
allow children or other 'inexperV
ienced persons to tamper with or use
the machine. . . , , ., . '..., ..,
A Street Dance will be held to
Pink Hill eat Jane 24 from $ 'tU
VtM pm. ataate win be played
by Befe Garrla and Us Swing
Billies. The dance la sponsored
by the Ctvttan Club. The ptibuc
Is Invited te attend.
so 'name
Young Couple
Used Stolen Car
. CALYPSO A young couple dress
ed in sport, clothes and . wearing
dark . glasses - robbed the Calypso
branch of the Bank of Mount Olive
of $3,287 Monday morning. '
The couple, described as "nice
looking people," apparently used
a car stolen from a teller at the
Mount Olive bank to make their
getaway. ,,. civ. "
The car, a 1950 black Plymouth
sedan reported stolen from teller
Louis Parker, was found abandoned,
two hours after the hold-up in the-
southern part of Mount Olive, just
off Highway 117. Officers surrmsedt
the couple parked their own. car uv
Mount Olive, used Parker's- for. the
robbery and ditched it after return
ing to their own vehicle.
Officers said a pillow case found"
in the Plymouth was believed: to
have been used in the robbery.
Mrs. Alice Sanderson, manager of
the branch, had told officers-that
a man wielding a gun and accomt-r
panied by a "nervous' young wo-'
man had ordered her to put monejr
ui a piHow case.
Mrs. Sanderson, who works alone
at the bank, said she was in the
back of the building washing, her
hands for lunch when the pair en
tered. The man held a gun on her,,
she said, and ordered her to "give
me the money."
Mrs. Sanderson said she told him
to "come around and get it. The
door's open." Mrs, Sanderson said
the young woman kept urging the
man to "hurry up."
ine man wen iota ner u pui uuf
money in a pillow slip and she
complied. When he asked for more,
Mrs. Sanderson related, she told
him "it's locked up in the safe"
As they started out of the bank.
aura, oanaerson saia, uiey una me
to 'get down down and stay down'
and I did." She said when she had
given them enough time to leave ,
she reached up and ' pulled the
telephone down and called officials
at the Bank of Mount Olive and in
formed them what had happened.
Dan Brown, a Negro, farmer who
was sitting in a car across the street
from the bank, . said . he .saw the'
couple -enar -the - -bank -anA., their
return. He said they got in a black.
Plymouth and drove off toward
Mount Olive. Brown ' said he sus
pected nothing until someone said
the bank had been robbed.
Mrs. Sanderson said the robbery
took only a few minutes.
Another Calypso man, James
Lambert said he had seen a couple
fitting the description "given of the
robbers on the streets of Mt Olive
about 10 minutes prior to the bank
robbery at approximately 11:40 am.'
.Marion Brogden, a Mount Olive
salesman, said he saw a "black
Plymouth car speeding on a rural
road near Calypso shortly after
the robbery occurred.
William A. Murphy, agent in
charge of the Charlotte office of
the Federal Bureau of Investigation,
said the loss came to $3,287. The
State Highway Patrol, which found
the ditched Plymouth, the FBI and
local authorities all joined the
search for the couple soon after the
word of the robbery got around.
It was the second, bank robbery
here since the late 1920's and the
second one for Mrs. Sanderson dur
ing her career as a bank employee.
Mrs. Sanderson was manager of .the
Calypso branch of the Citizens Bank
of Mount Olive when it was robbed
at night during the late 20s, it was
Four persons have been ques
tioned and released in the search
for a "sporty looking" couple who
robbed the Calypso Branch of the
Bank of Mount Olive of $3,287.
Mrs, Alice Sanderson, manager
of the branch, said yesterday the
FBI and the State Highway Patrol
brought in three young men and
a woman Monday night but they
were released when she was unable
to link them with the robbery. :
H.D.C. County
Hews Holes
Mrs. . Walter Rhodes, County
Music Chairman and Mrs. , Adrian -Davis,
Club Music Leader have been
appointed to represent the Duplin
County Federation of Rome Dem
onstration, Clubs at the Catawba
Music Workshop to be held July '
9. The purpose of this State
sponsored workshop ' Is rto assist
leaders in planning more meaning
ful music for rural people. v
Mrs. A. B. Lanier, ot Rose Hilt
uw umi apiHwniea w serve on
the State Federation of Home Dem
onstration Club's Citizenship Com.
mittee for 1955-58 and Mrs David
Williams of Rockflah Club on the
State Publicity Committee for next
year, They will attend State Conw
mittee meetings to be held at Rick's
Ban State College on June 22.
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