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VOL. 21. ' NO. 27 Section i : I V KlfiNANSVILLEL NORTH CAROLINA. THUlCi. JULY 8. 1954 Kf?1?1 TK' ?' 5 ?.?!! PKfCf'i!.N CENs ,
I'umber Of Duplin
Doubled Those of June, 1953
Aacording to JUr. Christine W.
WUliams, Register of Deeds, 26 mar
riage licenses were Issued Jjy the
Duphn'County Register's Office dtir.
ingune 1954. This is exactly twice
: the number' of 13 whrch were issu-
. ed during June 1953. Licenses were
issued during June 1954 to the fol
, A - . "WHITE " n '"
, Jesie Reynolds Batts, Rt. 11 a;
Chinquapin JanicG Ellen Bostic,
Rt Rose Hill.
. - Horace Sutton Brown, Richlands
. Eula Mae Pierce, Rt 2, Trenton,
N. C. . . v
,s Howard Marvin Daughtry, Jr.,
k Arlington, Va. Sadie Carolyn Wil
i son, Faison, Nr C, , . -
Oscar M. Kennedy, Beulaville -Patsy
Quinn, Beulaville. ' 1 '
Elmer Ray James, Rocky Point -'Catherine
Velardi,' Rocky Point ,
David Spencer Brady, Raleigh -Mabel
Evelyn Wadsworth, Duplin
County. .(w'..;---.-i ...'.''..".'
1 El wood .J. Walker, "AlberUon -Lucille
Barwick, Alberteon.' . .
Kenneth Ray Taylor, Faison -
Mildred Getchell Faison, Faison ,
' Herbert William Diffee.i Havelock
Hilda. Maa Brinson, Beulaville. -
James Archie Matthews, Willa'rd
1 Mary Ann Matthews, Rose Hill. -,
Norman Franklin Price, Mt Olive
- Shirley Marie Bland, Faison.
Leonard Irving Young, Rose Hill -
Doris Bostic, Magnolia. ' .
H. Z. Wells, Jr, Rt 3, Rose Hill
Dorthy Lee Wadsworth, Teachey.
Frank Donnell Taylor, Faison -Ann
Witherington Stroud, Faison.
Wayne Betran Sealey, Fairmont
- Pansy Lee Jones, Wallace.
Jim Raynor, Beulaville - Mary
Hunter, Beulaville. ,
William Ronald Anderson, Mount
. Olive - Molly Adele" Hipp, Warsaw.
After. Yrecking Stolen Car
' Patrolman C. C. Hester was called
to' the scene of an accident,; Wed
nesday, five miles cast of Warsaw,
which happened at 4:30 ain. K. )
Upon arrival the trooper found
t 951 Henry J." completely demol-
n revealed that the car , was
operated by Frank Williams, an
escape from the chain gang of New
. Hanover County and a former 'resi
dent of Duplin County. rWilliams
escaped July 5 at 6 p.m.' He was
: accompanied by William Hunter
Flowers of Wilmington ' whom he
met on the street in Wilmington
1 after his escape. The car was bor-
rowed by Flowers; from his brother,
for the purpose of obtaining whis
key at the request of Williams.
. After the accident WUliams left
Flowers with the car, stating that
" lie was going to call a patrolman.
Having waited about .an hour Flo
. Opening date of the Eastern North
Carolina tpbacco belt was tenta
' tively, set lor August 17 - three days
earlier than last year - by the Board
of Governors of the Bright Belt
Warehouse Assn. meeting, in Ral
; eigh last Friday; V' 'i''V i':.
- Opening of markets on the North
:. Carolina and South, Carolina Border
Belt was scheduled for August 2,
and tbe Georgia-Florida belt will
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In bacteriology with the 34. 1 arine
playing on his unit.'sjba?eball team
, wife, Sally, lives on Route t has been
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'Marion Stanley Bratcher, Jr.,
Beulaville - Peachie Veachle Rhodes
Beulaville. - ' i
Brady Lee Tew, Rose HiU V Vir
ginia Dare Brown, Warsaw. - -
Byron Hill. Mt Olive ., Helen
Jewell Faircloth,xWarsaw. . -
William Franklin Landen, New
Hanover County - Eunelia Worth
David Jesse Crawford, Goldsboro
- Evelyn Dixie Carter, . Wallace.
Jerry Drew Paschal), High Point
- Patricia Carter Kornegay, War
saw; ' ; I., 'V ' !,.
Harry Dent; Faison . - Elouise
, James Aubry Loftin, Rt' 2, Box
73, Wallace - Mamie Lee, Rt. 1,
James Albert Hall, Rt 1, Chin
quapin f Sbirley Evelyne Graham,
Beulaville. . , ,
Duplin County wheat farmers
will vote' July 23, 1954 on whether
or not they want marketing quotas
on their wheat crop. '
Chairman of Duplin County Agri
cultural Stablization Committee,
Harvey1 Arnold, says eligible farm
ers will be .notified. Voting pro
cedures will be announced later.
Under the present (arm program
farmers car have ( marketing con
trols and enjoy a price support of
90 per cent of parity or not have
marketing controls and have a sup.
port price of 50 per cent of parity.
wers decided to look for' his buddy
and without any luck reported the
accident himself. Hester asked who
the driver was and Immediately
knew, the party was the- escapee
tit July S. Hester then followed a
clue and, tickad. up. WiUianuwoaa
his brothers house, near Turkey.
Williams was .tried , the ' same
inornlng and found guilty of driv
ing 'after license ' were revoked,
third offense, careless and reckless
driving and possession of non-tax
paid whiskey. He was sentenced to
six months on the county roads in
addition to the sentence which he
Flowers faced an Indictment of
being publicly drunk on the public
highway of North Cartlina, and
having in bis possession, non tax
paid whiskey. He was tried and
ordered to pay $60 fine and court
raise the curtain on the flue-cured!
tobacco auction season July 15.
-,; The board left until an Aug. 7
meeting here a final decision' on
opening the Eastern belt markets
and setting opening dates for the
Middle and Old Belts. v;;
' An "unprecedented growing sea
son" was cited as the reason for
all five belts at the same time. Al-
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Division's 34 1 al Lttulion, is
at Camp Cifu, J si .. Garris, whose
In the I.- y i nee 1 j. .
' ' J. S. Army Photo.)
AGRICULTURE BUILDING ADDITION The new addition to the
Is now under construction. Overall
Duplin County Chapter IIF IP
Recevies Aid - Headquarters
' Evidence of the gravity of the
national polio situation arrived in
DupHa County in the form of a
check for $800 from the National
Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.
"This financial help is not enough
to cover all the chapter's outstand
ing bills but is part of a National
Foundation arrangement to provide
needy chapters with Immediate
emergency aid," according to Mr.
H. E. Phillips, chairman of the local
National Foundation Chapter.
The money will be used to help
pay for treatment already provided
to polio patients here, he said.
Mr. "Phillips explained that even
the Record March of Dimes funds
raised nationally last January is
almost exhausted, with chapters in
many parts of the country drawing
heavily on fast-dwindling national
resources. This uprecedented drain
is in addition to the costs of Polio
Prevention, the Foundation's new
est; program., .
PoKio nreventlon calls for greatly
globulin and conducting tne neia
study- of trail ; vaccine against
polio. This, program alone is costing
We have to Duplin County,"
Mr. Phillips said, "a good example
of how the local chapter and nation
al headquarters always have work
ed together. In the past it we ran
in the red, the National Foundation
sent us whatever sum was needed
to put us out"
"However, in spite of the record
nationwide March of Dimes last
January, we wound up $20,000,000
short of our actual need. The nation
though, there have, been times when
opening dates had to be changed
after they weer scheduled, .observ
ers could not recall a time when
opening dates for all belts were not
fixed t the same time.
. An advisory committee of grow-.
erybuyer and warehouse represen
tatives recommended the dates after
a public heating. Spokesmen for
the Georgia-Florida area asked for
a later opening date than usual.
They said drought has delayed the
prop there. . , - '
v Spokesmen from the Middle and
Old Belts wanted sales to begin
earlier this year because they said
the crop is maturing ahead of
!, Fred S. Royster ' of Henderson,
Bright Belt Assn. president said
that "This is the most unusual year
we have : seen on "July 1 and the
most difficult year we have seen to
set opening dates . . . due to the
unusal ' growing season.?' i
Georgia-Florida' markets opened
oft July 18 last year. Other openings
last year were: South Carolina
markets., July. 30; North Carolina
Border, Aug. 3; Eastern Belt Aug.
20; Middle, Sept. 8; and old, Sept
ZUCiA-y:V:-'--r ' 'w. '
i. This year's Border opening date
is the same picked by the South
Carolina Warehouse Assn. for he
beginning of sales there; The South
Carolina group withdrew from the
Bright Belt Assn. several years ago.
Four Sandhills markets in. North
Carolina, which have pulled out of
the Middle Belt have set their
opening for Aug. 25. Last year they
opened on Sept 1. -'-i-'''"L
Royster commented sharply on
the conflicting requests made ' at
the heraing. He said the demands
"cannot be met" .To operate, tobac
co markets, he said, "you have to
have .inspectors', arid buyers He
referred to ( e fact that there are
ftot enouf'j 1 nyers or government
leaf grade. 'i alii ' all r ,ets
.o be In ope. on at t same Ue,
cost for the unit, when completed,
did not raise enough money to do
the double Job of caring for this
year's record polio load and sup
porting the nation's promising Polio
Prevention program. This must be
made up during the Emergency
March of Dimes in August."
Mr. Phillips said that patient pare
bills still outstanding will be paid
out of the Chapter's share of con
tributions to the emergency drive.
The local chapter at present is
providing funds, in whole or in part,
for the care of 9 patients stricken
in previous years.
Case Typhoid Fever
There is a case of typhoid fever
ah.out three miles north-west of
Calypso, ' N. C. The home is near
the Duplin & Wayne, County line.
The paunt4s. 4 years old, a color
eo ' gin. imw "';
Their open well Is being examin
ed also, their privy is condemned.
People living in this area should
be vaccinated against typhoid. A
clinic is held every Tuesday at 3:30
p'.m. in the American Legion Hut
Calypso, N. C.
Two Men Arrested For
Non Tax Paid Whiskey
Two men were arrested by the
Sheriffs department, Saturday, for
possession of non tax paid whiskey.
Red Southerland and John Henry
Bannerman were arrested at their
homes. Southerland had in his
possession, 1 quart of whiskey and
Rev. C. H. Trueblood Observes
Anniversary At 7 Springs and Union
Last Sunday was the -second an- .Springs, with Delmas Head as lead
niversary of Rev. C. Herman True- er. The Missionary Societies in both
blood as pastor of Seven Springs churches are r fostering Sunbeam
and Union Missionary Baptist Chur- Bands, Girl Auxiliary Groups, and
'hes. This two-church field was
formed at the time of Mr. True
blood's entrance upon his pastoral
duties, with each church receiving
Each church has a flourishing and
growing Sunday School. Mr. Roland
Davis is Superintendent at Union,
and Mr. L. J. Outlaw, Jr., is Super
intendent at Seven Springs.
Each church also has a fine and
growing Woman's Missionary Socie
ty. Mrs. Wiley Jones is President of
the Society at Union, and Mrs.
Margarette Coor is President of the
Seven Springs Society.
There is a very fine group of
young people in each of the chur
ches, and newi organizations are
being set up W take care of the
growing needs of the youths. The
Baptist Training Union, at Union
Church is . doing splendid work.
and a Royal Ambassador Group tor
boys has been organized at Seven
Girl Surrenders In
Calypso Bank Robbery
A ' plump and pretty J brunette,
Shelby Jean Sutphln,.- surrendered
herself to polioe on Monday morn
ing, on a charge of bank robbery
at Calypso on June 14. The F.B.I.
stated that she admitted participate
ing in the $3,287 robbery at the
Calypso Bank,1' which' is a branch
of the Bank of Mt' Olive. "
. To date no track has been found
of her companion, who drew a pistol
on Mrs, ' Alice . Sanderson, who is
manager of the t "nk, and forced
her to cram m j into pillow
case which be carried."'! - '
Duplin County Agriculture Building
will be $35,091.2 It is a two story
(News-Argus Farm Photo)
Joel Pearsall, age 59, colored of
Beautancus, is being 'held in county
jail without priviledge of bond for
the fatal shooting of his - wife
Josephine Pearsall, 34, on Saturday
afternoon. ' ,
According to reports the shoot
ing took place at about 4:00 p.m.
after the couple were returning
home in their car and got in an
argument over his accusing her of
running around. They got out of
the car and Pearsall shot her four
time about 20 feet from the car.
She was shot in the head, arm,
chest and thigh, with a 32 calibre
Investigating the killing were
Deputies W. O. Houston, T. E.
Revelle, and R. M. Byrd, and Con
Two children, ages I and 5. and
their mother were deserted by
their father in Jane. Before de
ertlno them, he sold all of JHielr
property atDwradtng-tkoir' fcooos
hold fnrnitare, oven the eook
stove. The family has no source
of income. Anyone who has any
extra furniture, especially a bed,
bed clothes or stove; please call
the Welfare Department or bring
them to the Welfare Department
Thank you I
Bannerman had 3 quarts of whis
key. Both men were placed under bond
for appearance to County Court.
Arresting officers were Sheriff
Miller and Deputies Houston, Re.
velle and Boone.
various activities among the women
and young people of the churches.
Outstanding achievements during
the past year have been unusually
successful Vacation Bible Schools m
both churches - with an average
attendance at Union of 68, and at
Seven Springs, 58. 2 very success
ful revival meetings were held -one
in each church.
During Mr. Trueblood's two year
pastorate, there have been fifty-one
new members received into the two
churches - 24 atv Union, and 27 at
Seven Springs. There has been a
gratifying increase in contributions
to the benevolent and Missionary
objects of the Baptist State Conven
tion, and Southern Baptist Conven
tion. In addition to Mr. Trueblood's
pastoral duties, be has been supply
ing a short weekly sermon for pub
lication in the Duplin Times and
the LaGrange Weekly Gazette.
The man Involved in the robbery
has been identified ' as Edward
Tappan, 23, also of Newport News.
A federal warrant, charging bank
robbery has been Issued for him.-:
,"1The girl," a resident of the New
port; News "area, surrendered at 8
ajn. on Monday. She was given
preliminary bearing on Tuesday'be-fore-
a U. S. Commissioner at Now-port-
News,.. Julian Gasklll, V. S.
attorney for the eastern district of
North Carolina, , has recommended
that she held on 10,000 bond.
"Rat War" Termed
Wiley Boothl Chairman of the'
Kenansville Junior Chamber of
Commerce Rat Control Program
reports that their "Rat War" cam
paign was highly successful.
Five hundred pounds of .rat
poison was distributed in the town
of Kenansville Wednesday afternoon
by the local Jaycees. Fifty pounds
of poison was, purchased by the
club and put on ditch banks and
Vernon Reynolds of the Jaycee
Rat Control Committee, states, "I
think that the people of Kenans
ville have cooperated wonderfully
with our orogram and I am sure
he results will be amazing. Please
let me urge each citizen to con
tinue the use oi poison periodally
so that rats in Kenansville can be
kept under permanent control.
7 Men Inducted
In Services, July 2
Seven men from Duplin County
were inducted into the Armed Ser
vices on July 2. Inductees were
Carson F. Carlton (white) Warsaw,
Delmas Gray (white) Route 2, Mt.
Olive; Ed Holmes Jr., (white) Cal
ypso; Herman Davis Houston
(white) Route 2, Kenansville; Mel
vin Austin Winders (white) Mt.
Olive; Alexander Brinson (colored)
Magnolia and Mark Faison (colored)
A call of 15 men for induction is
scheduled for August 28. Pre-induc-tion
examination for 37 men will
be held August 12.
The local draft board urees that
all men in the draft age keep the
draft Hsoard -advised In the chanec
of" address. -
Goldsboro Youths FaceTrial
In Robbery Of Fremont Bank
Two Goldsboro youths involved
in the robbery of the Fremont
branch of the Brank Banking and
Trust Company- of Wilson June 24
are lodged in Raleigh jail until the
next term of Federal Court to be
held in Wilson November 8
The youths were taken into cus
tody on July 2 around 9:30 p.m. in
different sections of Morehead City
by five FBI agents, assisted by
Morehead City Police Captain S. L.
The young 'men were identified
by William A. Murphy, agent-ln-charge
of the Carolinas office of the
FBI at Charlotte, as Lemuel Carr
Tyndall, Jr., of 210 North James
Street, and Ellis Edgar Nelson, 22,
of North Carolina Street extension.
Both were taken by plane to
Goldsboro around midnight for a
preliminary hearing before U. S.
Commissioner C. L. Fulghum.
Tyndall, charged with robbery of
the Fremont bank on June 24, waiv
ed preliminary hearing and was
ordered held under $25,000 bond for
action of the Federal grand jury.
Nelson, charged with conspiracy
to rob the bank and with being an
lecessory after the fact, was later
arraigned before Commissioner Ful
ghum and held under $15,000 bond.
The youths were whisked to jail
and then began a grilling that last
ed for several hours. Both men ad
mitted their part in the robbery,
Murphy said. ,
A brick-by-brick narration of the
events relating to the robbery, as
related by Tyndall to the Commis
sioner, officers, agents and news
men, runs something like this:
Tyndall and Nelson had "caged"
the Fremont bank several weeks
before the hold-up. Rut in the mean
time Nelson, sufferirig from ulcers,
underwent treatment in a veterans
On June 23 Tyndall stole a car in
Wilson and drove It to Fremont the
next day around 12:30 p.m. He
parked the car in front of Aycock-
Selby Store and left it with the
motor running. ,. ,
Entering the Fremont bank at
12:15 p.m the lone bandit drew a
pistol and ordered two women tell
ers, Mrs. Sarah Wiggs and Miss
Frances Sasser, to hand over "he
cash. As they did so, the unidenti
fied bandit forced Robert E. Coley,
a bank customer, and Douglas R.
Peacock, the bank cashier, to face
a.Wall. After stuffing $19,807 into a
paper bag, the gunman ordered the
two women to come over to the two
men. Then he ordered the women
Education Takes '
Meeting July 5, the Duplin County Board of Education took a
positive stand regarding the integration of the races into the county
schools. The attitude of the Board was expressed in a petition to the
Governor of North Carolina, in which the Board approved any special
session of the Legislature which might be called to consider the situation.
The petition to Governor Umstead is printed here in its entirety for
the information of the Times readers.
Eleven Year Old
Child Breaks Neck
An eleven year old child. Bettv
Wilkms, colored, was killed on Fri
day night of last week with a
broken neck. The accident hannen- !
ed when she was climbing in a
Bettv lived with her aunt. Mrs. I
Christiana Sutton, on the Lake Tut
Road out from Hose Hill. The famllv
was barning tobacco two or three
hundred yards from the house and
Betty was with them. She said she
was hungry and left the barn to go
to th house and get something to
eat, when she got there the house
was locked so she attempted to
climb in through a window which
was non-weighted and fell and
caught her behind the jaw, break
ing her nfek.
Evidently Heath was not instant
aneous ps Vre was paint on her
legs from kicking the house and
one knee was skinned. When the
child failed to return, her aunt
went to look for her and found the '
child hanging from the window.
Upon arrival of Dr. C. F. Hawes.
the child was dead. '
PVT. LINWOOD R. SOMERS
25TH DIV.. KOREA - Army Pvt.
Linwood R. Somers, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank R. Somers. Rt. 2. Ken
ansville, N. C, is serving in Korea
with the 25th Infantry Division.
: Rushed to Korea' during the 'early
days of the conflict the "Tropic
Lighting" division took part in some
of .the most wtter fighting; on the
:ensive post-truce training.
to shed their dresses and the men
to drop their pants as he made his
Returning to the car, the bold
gunman drove by way of Patetown
to the home of Nelson In Goldsboro
and told him what had happened.
The youths immediately disposed
of the getaway car on Hooks River
Road and returned to Nelson's
home in Nelson's car to count the
Around 2: 30 . p.m. Tyndall Went
to his home. He hid the money in
a duffel .bag, and then went, to
Community Motors and out of the
stolen money paid ofr a 1954 Ford
which he had ordered about a
After making good two v. bad
checks he had written at Goldsboro
Tyndall picked up Nelson around
6 o'clock, and they left together for
Morehead City. They- stayed at the
Beachcomber MoteL They had re
turned to Goldsboro four or five
times before being apprehended.?' .
The FBI accounted for $19,503 of
the loot $0,800 was in the glove
compartment of the new car; $1,500
-BEFORE THE COUNTY
BOARD OF EDUCATION
NORTH "CAROLINA '
WHEREAS, Its the opinion' of
the County Board of Education of '
Duplin County after due. and dili
gent consideration that it is for the
best interests and welfare of all the
citizens of Duplin County that the
public schools continue to be oper
ated in the future as they have been
in the past without integration of
the races; and, '
WHEREAS, We feel that this ur
gent matter that is of such vital im
portance should be immediately
called to the attention of the Gov
ernor of North Carolina; now,
THEREFORE, Be it resolved by
the County Board of Education of
Duplin County that His Excellency,
Honorable William B. Umstead,
Governor of North Carolina, is
hereby requested and petitioned to
take all necessary action to continue
the operation of our public schools
without integration of the races,
and if His Excellency considers it '
for the welfare and best interests
an of our people, we urge a
Special Session of the General As
sembly of Norjh Carolina be called
immediately to consider and pass
necessary adequate legislation pro
viding for the continuance of non
integration of the races in our pub
lic school system, therby insuring
the continuance of public education.
Tha a copy of this Resolution he
sent to: "-overnor William B. Urn
stead, and uat he be immediately
informed of the urgency of the
situation, and that a copy here of
be spread upon the minutes of this
Board. " '. ' "I i
This the 5th dayottuly, ,; t
. W. D. Herring
j. . Chairman.' i, -
AttatV V""! f t -
O. P. Johnson, Secretary. ' ; '
J ' y "'
,s i sOJUi LDGAK M..w. ' ,
had been paid on the car; $8,347
was recovered from a hiding place
In Goldsboro,, and $55 was recovered
from Nelson.' "
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