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uoporFund Cqiieclibhs Short
;; -' :jv by LooIm "K. Bonejr"
The Annual Meeting rf the Dujw
lin County CtapternBi the Amertcm
Ked Crott u held on Tuesday
night, June 15, T9W at Z -oicOoc'k
the Chapter Headquarter! at Ken-
f aiuville. In 1h absence of : the
chapter chairman, Harry X. Kramer,
v the vice-chairman, M. V, Orr -Ul
f Warsaw presided. He expressed re-
frets that the -chapter dstan
could not be present due to un-
expected conflicts and . that, the
.fund Manager, H. L. Stevens, ill,
, ras alto absent ue to the death
' of his grandfather, the honorable
L. A. BeMIey. - ' ' -. f
, ; Paul Ingram, Treasurer, reported
: ' that we fell way short of our quota
.Of $3,023.00 in the recent Tund Cam
f palgn and only collected f2,813'J8.
Of that amount 82.8 -was sent to
- National Headquarters leaving very
little to run our local chapter on
' this year, unless we can get some
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more volunteer1 eontrtbuUons to
supplement, our funds. Any one
Wishing to make a donation at this
; time can send It either to Mr.'ln
i gram" ,or to Mrs. W.;?. Boney, the
, i executive Secretary at TCenanaville,
Our Junior '' Red . Cross . report
, whosed all schools In Dunlin County
enrolled last year out two. They
collected a' total of $288.82 'and
ttfhipped KB fjitt "boxes overseas.
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The report of our Home nursing
'Chairman Showed five cTcsses were
neld during the past twetow months
wd IS Home pursing Certificates
( Tour, First-Aid Classes were held
during the fiscal year and t9 certJ
ficatea were issued by oar 7. A.
Much activity was shown by our
Special Service Group, who had
ent many glfki and Hems-to twr
' nearby, bases, l v;
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) Tor Christmas Ten gifts, ten lbs.
Vecant. and two fruit Cakes were
ent to Cherry Point We also sent
"them magazines, pencils and. comic
' took bat mur' ind' W" lbs. 'of
cookies to help with Ward Parties
tn the' 7 Dispensary . there. Last
Moth w sent them a cash dona
on of five dollars to help with
r Ward parties this summer. To Camp
XeJeune, we have sent 270 maga
cides, US comic hooks, 8 ash trays,
7 vases, 190 pencils, 20 .decks of,
playing cards snd a cartoon of cig
arettes during the current year in
addition to the Christmas donations
which were 14 lbs. hard candy, 10
lbs. pecans and 36 gifts valued at
$1.00 each. . I
Ten lap-boards were sent and 100 1
nut tups to oe usea ny tne panenu
at the USX HosplUl at Camp
Jeune. In addition to above, gifts.
The Youth Fellowship of the three
churches of Xenansville have put
on two programs, during the past
twelve months. One was last July,
the other just recently on the first
Sunday afternoon in June. They
Carried flowers on each occasion
plus 200 home made cup cakes, to
help have' a party. there is any
other group or organization who
would like to put on a similar Re
creational program, they can i con
tact the Executive Secretary of the
Duplin ' County' Chapter ; who will
gladly make arrangements for same
" with the Field Director at the Naval
Hospital. ' ..
vfThe Home -Service Dept of this
chapter showed 470 cases handled
during the past year, or an average
of 40 per month. Services, rendered
were chiefly assistance with Family
Allowance blanks, "Dependency or,
Hardship Discharge affidavits. Home
Condition or" Health and Welfare
. Reports, social Histories, furlough or
, furlough extension verifications, al
so; consultations and guidance re
'4 garding veterans claims and bene-1
sts. v . ' "
Valler-Yillicms Ckn Hold Annual
Reunion At Crcdy; Hear Albert Stroud
A laige number of ,the Waller.
'Williams dan gathered at the B.
Ti Orady School Sunday for their
annual reunion. The program was
highlighted by a devotional by Rep.
Lawrence H. Fountain of Tarboro
and an address by Albert M. Stroud
, of Kinston, executive vice-president
and assistant general man-
ager of The Free Press. New of
cers were elected.' .;'. ';:
President Thruman Williams of
Irifton presided and the opening
song was "We Would Be Building".
Mrs, Clarence Stroud served as
' pianist and her two daughters,;
Mary" tynn and Nancy, sang a
duet ' :'' ?:
New c .'leers' are Wllliani, Waller,
" presid nu; tin. Buthr Waller, .-viee-
Dtesidant: Katberina Waller r - f
rine waiierr rii Jers e clan ana, their cs-
Koiils Annual: F.ieetinfif I Ml '
Tan Tow At Palaoa " 7Jt
. A latra tour was held at the
Coastal Plains-Vegetable Research
farm at Faison this itternoon. The
farmers Observed research being
conducted on cantaloupes, " cucum
bers, lima beans, map beans, Irish
potatoes, peppers, squash, sweet po
taeoee, (sweet corn, tomatoes and
water melons. ;
i' S.v Br. Xltchta Speaks ' .C
Dr, W. W.. Kitchin of Clinton
gave a talk on "Some Problems of
Opening and BUnning a Hospital'
last Friday night at the KenansvOle
Cafc when the Duplin County Med
ical Society' met- .v'X;.' ; ;r ; -
Jim Wllkerson, Duplin Gen. Hos
pital administrator, met wifh them.
Dr. R. F. WiDiB, president, pre
sided with 13 member present'
. " Jayeees Adopt Trejeet
me Warsaw jaycees Adopted a
Community birthday calendar as
their project for .the coming year
at their regular weekly meeting,
Rivers Johnson, Jr, mi appointed
chairman of this project-
The campaign for netf members
was- discussed. and July 1 -was des
ignated as new member night; All
progressive members are "urged to
attend Jaycee Orientation pro
grant will be given for the benfit
of the new members. '
FTA Beys Oe Te Camp
The Warsaw ' Future Farmers of
America lefa Monday, June M, for
a week mt camp at Whtta lake at
the FFA Camp. - ' ''. : ": . i
:: Clarence -Warren, Warsaw Agri
culture Teacher and FFA sponsor
will' council them.', ,,'-'v'.
Vivian Batta. Jimmyanls.-John
ny Houston, Jsckie Jernagan, Jlm'l
Barnett, Currle DaU and Bill Ander
son make up the group. '
- Summer arrived ' by air,
course - at B:5J pjn. Monday, :, y
.;Hik, ettimonth -.yisl
having made reservations to depart
at 8:50 ajn. Sept 23, Ao leave room
for the visit of Fall. .: v - '
' Her arrival bad been anticipated
ss long that some assumed she was
already here. For those, it was like
delayed letter announcing an in
tended visit reaching the mailbox
days after the guest bad arrived.
. While here, she'll spread, her- visit
around the rural areas, giving every
one a chance to get to know her
better; . . ' ' '
Bids for all mogable equipment
Le-4r toe. hoipita I, nurses home and
healA center will be opened in the
court house here Friday afternoon
at 2 p m. All members of the board
of trustees of the Duplin General
Hospital' are expected to be pre
sent First Cotton Bloom
Mr. Ben Stroud brought in the
first cotton. blooms of the season
yesterday. He brought In two white
blooms. Said there were some red
blooms in the field. Mr. Stroud
said ' he secured "his seed this year
front Herman Taylor near Faison
who made 8 bales on six acres last
Joy Wood, 72, died at his home
in Chinquapin 'Wednesday. Funeral
services were held at the home at
3:30 p.m today. The Rev. George
DQherty officiated assisted by the
Rev. Van Murrell. Burial was in the
James Cemetery t Mill Swamp in
the home community. Surviving are
his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Ralph
Cavanaugh pf Rose Hill; three
grandchildren and one great-grand
child. " . i ' f v
ton" Summerlin headed the enter
tainment committee', Albert Stroud
the program committee. Mrs.' Chris
tine W. Branton and Mrs. Jean H.
Williams handled registrations at
The clan is made 'up of' descen
dants of the late uavm mm rene
lope Williams of Lenoir County and
the late Stephen and Nan Waller of
Duplin County. About 200 persons
attended. ''';'-.. '"';'::'vv,y'- v:'.
Stroud emphasized the Import
ance of family reunions and th
high standards set by elders of the
clan. He Issued a challenge to the
younger generation, to measure; up
tj their f..-? ex; nj-'s and to carry
o.n the " ""oii ii "r-'.i.f. and
good cit ' .p st i fvrth by the
dors '. i .e clan end. their des-
Changes lip '
f Mr, ''ArHVjHamrickv of Shelby,
teacher of Business Education and
English in , the Kenansville school
resigned" 4hist week, t according to
Z WV Fraaelle," principal. Mr, Ham
. rick will he, succeeded ifay Mrs. Fay
Qulnn Williams of WarsaW. Mrs.
WUlia'ms is ft graduate Of WCUNC
and has tapght in the Beulavllle
schools. During the past year she
has! been working at the DuPont
plant te.jOnston.,.?u:,A.i;.:M i
i Paul Bliraard Of Deep Run has
accepted' the place vb Agricultural
teacher in' the local school He re
places "W. EMcPhail -who resigned
at the nd of the past school year.
tit.- Blizzard-js a graduate of State
College in-'the Class f)t HB1. He serv
ed i year' it) the armed forces and
has done a" year's graduate york at
tate. He V assumes his new duties
on Julji 1st. He is' not married.
'VOX, JAMES M. CARR of Atlanta,
Ga.vwUl preach in the local Pres
byterleri J church Sunday night
June 27th. Dr. Carr is a native, of
Burgaw and grandson "of .Duplin.
He is Secretary of Rural; church
work . for ' the Division" of Home
Missions, Board of Church Exten
sion of the Presbyterian Church,
17. S. The pubUc is invited to bear
Five classes, issuing 89 certificates
for Hoine.lTurslng, were taught last
year from June 1903 through May
1994. The Kenansville White school.
Bars. W. M. Ingram, teacher gave 22
certificates: Kenansville colored
schooL. Mrs, Sue McCalop Hill,
teacher gave 31 certificates; War
saw White school,' Mrs.- Kathleen
P. Snyder, M High School girl cer-Ufiat.a.-aduMs.-.CUlypW
White School, Mrs. Lorelle F.MarUn,
teacher, 14 certificates. "
Four , classes three junior and
one " standard); issuing ' 81 certifi
cate in Tinrt Aid were also taught
last year.. One at the Kenansville
SchooV.taUght by Mrs. Mattie w.
Sadler; Issued 28 certificates. Mrs.
Marjoriy, a.' Pickett taught a class
at B Vi Orady and issued o cerun-
eatfeSv At ' BeulavUle, Rev. "A. L.
Brown taught, a junior class issuing
29 certificates end a standard class
Issuing 21 certificates. All of these
dlassea ."were held in the public
;Dr.CltonLee Quinn received
his B. A and M. D. from the Uni
versity of North Carolina. He is
6hf ;gi,:tte,Ymmbers of the- first
fout-'yea'class'. to graduate from
Medical school;, from the University
tmd",W ooeX ':ol the upper of his
class. .: tifXVfrs ,.
VAV veteran,, of World War H, a
graduate, of, Beulaville school, son
ol Mr, and Mrs. Leon Qulnn; He is
married the former. Miss Patsy
BUth Kennedy and has a two year
old, daughter, J Ann.;. rS4H'v'
ue'. wui'ge w ureenvnie, a. w.
for; his intanujhip fn the General
Hospital for-one year end will re
turn to eastern North Carolina to
practice medicine. " '
A Etreet Canoe wiU be held In j
ii I!!H an Friday. Jove t'
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ALFRED D. WELLS, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Hugh Wells of Albertson,
N. C, received his BJS. degree at
Davidson College, Davidson, N. C.
on May 31. 1954 at 11:00 a.m. Mr.
Wells majored in English.
He will soon report for active
duty in the Naval Air Cadets aa a
NAVCAD at. the Naval Air Station
at Pensacola, Florida lor Flight
eln Soap Box
19 youngsters from Duplin and
Pink Hill wiU participate in the
Soap Box Derby race in Pink Hill
Saturday afternoon, according to
announcement by George Turner.
The boys will assemble in front of
The Turner Tractor, and Equipment
store at 12 o'clock. The race, will
get under way at 'one Vclock be
ginning at the Belle Oil Company
store. They will race from that point
to the intersection of the street and
highway 11 and back to point of
beginning. The race wiD last about
an hour and a half.
Those participating are:
Donald Pierce, Jimmy Miles, Gene
Taylor, Winston Stroud,. Rodney
Howard, Joe Clay Jones, Bobby L.
Holt and Lynn Turner of Pink Hill;
Gregory Smith, Lynn Button, Ken
neth Smith, Way land Davis, Jimmy
Southerland. Leonard D. Grady and
Ted Kelly Grady of Albertson; Jim
Tom S pence, Walter Meadow and
ward Holmes Of Glissan Township.
The race' is sponsored by the Pink
Hill Fire Department The Pink Hill
Businessmen's Club will present
each entrant with a gift and the
winner will receive a $25 war bond.
Wheels and axles will be supplied
DR. JAMES M. CARR of Atlanta,
Ga, will preach In the local. Pres
byterian Church Sunday night, June
27th. Dr. Carr is a native of Burgaw
and grandson of Duplin. He is Sec
retary of Rural church work for
the Division-, of Home Missions,
Board of Church Extension of the
Presbyterian Church, TJ. S. The
public is invited to hear Dr. Carr.
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Wallace ManJ)rowns Sundayifh
Son In Rock Fish Creek; Son Saved
L. J. (Junior) Williams. 42, of
Wallace, drwoned at 11:30 a.m. Sun
day in Rockfish Creek near Wallace
while swimming with a nine-year-old
son on his back.;:v;'vis;v s
Graham Savage, Williams' brother
-in-law, saved the youngster, Roger,
when Williams called for help but
was unable to' save .the father.
Savage notified the Wallace Fire
Department and the body was re
covered early in the afternoon by
Norman Tuttle of Wallace,
Authorities said s Williams ; may
have suffered a heart attack when
be called for "help. f f .'
Surviving are his wife, the former
E!ma. Savage- of Rose vHlHy. seven
children, Barbara, Alice,.:; Annie,
toy V F ser..Wa; ne, Charlie ad
a t ,o-v "eks-old infant rn; "wo
sisters, Mrs. Beulah Chad Ick -if
Wilmington and Mrs.C. C. Luaings
werth of Row Hill: jone brother.
BAXTER HUNTER WELLS, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Wells of Al
bertson, N. C received his A.B. de
gree at Catawba College in Salis
bury, N.'C, on May 31, 1954 at
11:00 a.m. . .
Mr. Wells majored in Physical
Education and Social Studies. He
expects to enter the University of
worth Carolina at Chapel Hill this
fall to begin work on his Master's
each contestant and they will build
their racer. Also - -shirt and offi
cial Soap BoxV( y helmet wiU
be given them, .
The same group of racers will
compete in, , the annual Soap Box
Derby race in Kinston the follow
ing day, June 27th and the winner
in Kinston will go to Akron, Ohio
to compete in the national contest.
The public is invited to the races.
No admission charges.
J. P. Court
From . June 1 through June 22
the following cases were disposed of
in Justice of Peace Court
.. Randolph Miller arrested by Pa
trolman C. C. Hester for speeding
65 miles per hour. Cited to County
, .Luc JfuJUven thinlop, arrested by
Patrolman Hester for speeding 5
miles per hour. Cited to County
Carrie Caulder Jackson arrested
by Patrolman Hester for speeding
65 miles per hour. Cited to County
Elmer Harper, arrested by Con
stable Paul Lee for issuing worth
less check. Defendant plead guilty
paid check and fine,
k J. D. Alphin arrested by deputy
W. O. Houston for breaking and
entering home of Carliss Miller. De
fendant placed under $500 bond to
be tried in August term of Superior
Hezekiah Shaw, arrested by pa
trolman Hester for failure to stop
at stop sign. Defendant plead guilty
paid fine and cost.
Eddie Blackburn arrested by de
puty Houston for' assault on a fe
male while being drunk and dis
orderly and having continued each
week end for 4 years. Placed under
$300 bond. Waived hearing to County
Morris Manigo arrested by deputy
H. FJShirley for- non support. Plac
ed under $15(T bond. Waived hear
ing to County Court.
Sam Hobbs arrested by deputy
N. D1 Boone for issuing worthless
check. Plead guilty paid check and
Toby Johnson, arrested by con
stable Lee for issuing worthless
check. Defendant plead guilty paid
check and cosfl
Tommy Murphy arrested by de
puty W. B. Kissner for operating a
motor vehicle,, while under the in
fluence of intoxicants, in a careless
and reckless manner, causing wreck
and nersonal property damage. Plac
ed under $200 bond. Waived hear-
( Continued on Back)
J. H. Williams Of lHagnolia.
Funeral service were held Mon
day at S pjn. at Pin Hook Baptist
Church with the Rev. E. D. Stewart
-officiating, assisted by Dr. Eugene
Pcston of thWallace Baptist
Church. Burial, war in the church
cemetery. v Vr,'', '
v Is there i ''cure for insomnia T
Some suffer frconNUnnd some dont
r-Well there Is one person, in par
ticular Who doesn't and he is Bill
Potter. Bill is a volunteer fireman
for his home town, Recently, in an
out, break, Of "flre two houses in
Bllka , home, town were destroyed.
A neighboring fire department was
ctUed 16 help extinguished the fire.
Bill slept through it 'aA Seems like
the -will have to make the fire
Whistle sound a tittle louder. 'v; "
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Duplin Man Chosen North Garc!:na
Falher 9 Children Kills Self On
Porch Old Home Hear Scolt.'s Store
Harold Foss Blasts Top Of Head Off
A 39 year old father of nine chil
dren Monday morning borrowed
shot gun from his farther in law
and apparently took his own life.
Sheriff Ralph Miller said Harold
Foss of near Scott's Store was found
on the porch Of his old home with
the top of his head blasted off.The
coroner ruled the man had taken
his own life
Miller said Foss, who would have
been 40 in October, went to the
home of his farther in law early
Monday morning and borrowed a
gun, saying he was going to kill a
rabbit. He then drove down a dirt
road to the house in which he Hisf d
hi live, wnen ne was ipunu ne wps
lying on the porch with the gun
beside him. Miller said that accor
ding to reports the '"man had been
drinking for three or foir days.
Funeral services were , conducted
at the graveside at Maplewood Cem
etery at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon
The Rev. J. E. Hager officiated. He
is survived by his wife. Mrs. Ester
Winders Foss: four aW Horace,
Harold Jr., Delmas (and, William
Foss all of the home: seven daugh
ters, Carrie Mae, Lind Ray, Marie,
Hilda Brenda, Betty Carol and Elo
ise Foss, all of the home; his father,
Clyde Foss of Mt Olive: five sisters
Mrs. Eula Mae Pierce of Wilmington
Corine Odom, Mrs. Clara Mae Car
negie, Mrs Ann Powell, all of Mt
Olive: aad Mrs.' Nancy Bland of
Faison: three brothers, Melvin Foss
of Faison, Albert Foss of Mt OUve,
and Pete Foss of Wilmington.
" During hr month' of Julyi' Fai
son is sponsoring a supervised re
creation program, divided into two
divisions; morning and afternoon.
The morning program will be in
session from 9:30 to 11:30 and will
provide supervised recreation for
all child; Fee for the morning
program ' be 90 cents per
family. The ; noon program will
offer swimming instructions to all
children over eight for an addition
al fee of $2 per child. Instrutions
will be given by a Qualified instru
ctor. The morning program will be at
the school playground while after
noon swimming lessons will be at
in having their children enrolled
are to contact Mrs. George Cates
by July 1st
R. H LANIER, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Tyson Lanier of Lyman, re
ceived his degree of Bachelor of
Science from North Carolina State
College of Agriculture and Engin
eering this June with a Major in
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1954-55 Teacher Allotment for Duplin
The Duplin County Board of Edu
cation received their allotment of
teachers for the school year 1954-85.
The white schools did hot gain a
teacher this year, but the colored
schools gained, One teacher..
The allotment is as follows: Ken
ansville White 11 elementary and 5
High School and I vocational; Ken
ansville ' Colored IS elementary 9
hlgh'school; Warsaw White, 16 ele
mentary, high school, and vo
cational; Warsaw CoL, 17 elemen
tary, 9 high school and 1 vocational
Faison white 10 elementary, S high
school; Faison colored 0 elementary;
Calypso white 9 elementary, 4 high
school, 1 vocational; Calypso color
ed 8 elementary; B. t. Grady white,
lfl elementary, .8 high school, 2
vocational; Outlaw's Bridge, 3 ele
pmg year la Oapttm m4 r'l - 't
pot Lake, Alaska
' vx '.' , . 4une 10, 1954
The' Editor -:t(;
The Duplin Times
Kenansville M; is.
Dear Sir: ''';?.
Sometime ago while still in
Homer I wrote you an article
about , Homer's. Study Group. Did
yoy put it1 In your paper? I had
hoped that you would. Recently I
have received inquiries from some
Of my North Carolina and Georgia
triads that , requested that I write
other article on Alaska - as I see
it, I ust sent (mother last evening
and shall send others regularly
now that the press of school is off
If you print either or both the'
mentioned articles - I'd like to re
ceive the papers - I do receive them
Give my regards to Mr. Johnson,
Supf of Schools there. I think he
is a fine citizen. Duplin will always
be, dear to my 'heart but now
reckon I'm just modern American
pioneer who loves this new land
and, the excitement it has to offer,
It really takes courage on the part
of a woman to be a school teacher's
wife in Alaska, f 11 have been here
four years; and will have moved
four times., This winter m be Sunt
of schools at Nenana. That is an
interesting; Alaskan town. That is
the town of the famous Ice Pool
Classic - more than 100,000 dollars
annually bet on the minute and
day Of the break. Some Kicky chaps
twin yearly. v. ,-,
Jei me near irom you sometimes.
Alsa F. Gavin
Editor Note: The articles on
"Homer's Study Group" was pub
lished in the issue of March 18. V"c
find one copy left in the files which
we cannot dispose of. If any of our
-eaders have a copy of this issue
Mr. Gavin will -appreciate receiving
it The article referred to later in
the letter is ip this week's issue.
Today we received two more re
leases from Mr. Gavin which will
be uly printed. One especially in
teresting is about the recent Su
preme Court ruling on Segregation,
This will appear in next week's
Sales High In May
Americans continued to purchase
more Series E & H Savings Bonds
during May than any other May in
9 years. North Carolina sales for
the month were $3,523,250. The com
bined cumulative sales of E & H
Bonds for the first five months of
1954 were $20,855,836.75. "H" Bond
sales in North Carolina .for 1954
show an increase of 215 percent
over the same period in 1953.'
In Duplin County, sales for May
were $20,028.75. For the first five
months, cumulative sales in Duplin
County were $143,048.75.
The Washington report shows
that while sales continue to In
crease the redemptions of matured
and unmatured Savings Bonds are
3 percent less than a year ago.
This report is made by Mr. E. C.
Thompson, Duplin County Chair
man, who urges all citizens of this
County to invest regularly in U. S.
Savings Bonds. Mr. Thompson stat
ed that "the bankers in your com
munity are pleased to advise you
regarding the Series E or H Bonds".
mentary; Branche Colored, 9 ele
mentary ;. Beulaville white, 23 ele
mentary, 11 hlgH school, S vocation
al; Beulaville colored, 1 elementary;
Potters Bill white, 8 elementary;
Chinquapin white, 3D elementary,
7 high school, 3 vocational; Chbv
quapin colored, '! elementary; Wal
lace white. 25 elementary, I high
school, 3 vocational; Wallace color
ed, 12 elementary; Teachey colored,
8 elementary; .Charity colored 12
high school, 8 vocational; Rose Rill
white,' 12 elementary, 6 high school.
3 vocational; Rose HflT colored. 13
elementary, Little Creek, colored, 3
elementary? Magnolia' white, ele
mentary, 3 high school; Magnolia
colored T elementary.
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CHAPEL HILL,. June 23 Wil
liam Dallas Herring, Rose Hill Busi
ness man, president of the AtlanUe
Coffin and Casket Co, chairman mt
the Duplin County Board ot'Sdu.
caUon , and called by many nhe
most effective speaker for public-
scboois in North Carolina,"" wsn
recognized as North Carolina's first
"Man of the Year in Fdueatien'' ,
during the closing session of the
annual North Carolina School Week
program at the University of North
Carolina tonight - A -
Announcement of the first annual
award winner was made during; '
ceremonies in Carroll Hall by fhv
Phi Delta Kappa honorary educa
tional fraternity. Nathaniel Sbopev
president of the fraternity, present-,
ed Herring with an engraved bronze?
"Mr. Herring's selection came fol
lowing months of concerted activity
in which some 14W0 educators sew
ing in every educational level fi
all lections of the State were soUolV
ed, Shope said. ri" -'
The selection was based on actual
evidences of leadership, devotion-to .
duty and the total effect of aetiyl. .
ties on providing better educational .
opportunities, he added,
r Herring has made an'outstandinsj
record. all .phase of cJyJc ljfe. -V
At, .jthe age of 23' he was eJfeesedr ,
mayor of Rose Hih and was pro- "
claimed youngest mayor in the
United States, He. served Jfn that
position for 11 yean. , . ' - i
After organizing the Rose Hilf
1 ,'!: V''- -'., 1 , y
Civitan Club he served as its Edu
cation Committee ' Chairman for
several years, " Realizing the run-'
down condition of Rose Hill School
Herring began his career as a friend) ,
of the schools system when he heed-
ed 1 a countywide drive for re
valuation of taxable property te In
crease the school budget '
In 1981 he was elected to the-
County Board of Education by the
Democratic Executive Committee
and upon taking oath of office wear
unanimously elected Chairman of
He was also elected to the BoerdT
of Directors of the North Carolina
School' Board Association and waa
appointed by that Association to
serve on the Committee to advise?
the State Board of Education in the
formation of a formula for distribut
ing the second $25,000,000 of state)
bond money for school constructionv
He has worked diligently and pro
vided leadership to the , Kellogc
Project for the;' improvement of
schools in Duplin County and wasr .
the chief influence In leadership of
the people of Duplin to request that
the high schools of the county be?
consolidated and through his pern
sonal efforts consolidation is spread-
ing to adjacent counties, t-. -
In, April Herring, after being isw"
sued an invitation from the Citizens .
Commission for Public Schools, at
tended their national meeting in
San Francisco, where he was chair
man of , discussion groups. He will
represent the North Carolina School
Board at a meeting to be held in
Florida in the near future.
Herring received his A.B. degree
from Davidson-College where he
was a member of Phi Bet Kappa,,
and .other scholastic and fraternal
In 1963 the English-Brown VFW
Post of Rose Hill named him "Mam
of the Year," an unusualy . blgm
honor to bo paid to a non-veteranv
He was also named "Friend of the
Schools" by the Thjplin unit of the
North , Carolina Education Assoc!- v
He to active .to the Mt Zlon
Presbyterian Church in Rove Hill
both as a Sunday School teacher)
and elder. He is also a commissioner
to , the ( General Assembly of the
Southern Presbyterian Church. He
also served as President or the
"Men f the Church," WUmington
Presbytery. -''.' $ , : -j. ; . - i .; .. ,;
WhUe' serving a mayor qf Rose
HIH the', following municipal im
provements were jnafle! inata'la
tioa of water and sewage facflit.e;
Town Hall and Fir House erected;
organization jof Fhre Departmeit; .
street paving project" and. he. ted
citizens in purchase and improve
ments to the community buildlne. ,
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