North Carolina Newspapers

    :::iTED BY THE FBI
Kenansville tlalive Vrifes Of Trip
To San Francisco Home Ec Convention
Mc.Wailey, "Litrl Nick," and othtrt
Unlawful flishf avoid proMeution
f robbery; irttfrtat tromporhrtion of
, tielen property. , ; c-f';'
bet 8, 1916 Tampa, fia. (not verified) ;(
height, J feet J inches: weight, 10
founds; build, small; hair, black; eyes,
lue,. wear glasses occasionally; com
; pleiion, ruddy; nee, white; nationality,
American; occupations, laborer, painter,
r bookbinder; tears and marks, 6-inch cut
tear outer left elbow, lone, dim scar on
back of left little finger ft-inch scar on
right side of forehead, -inch blue diag
onal scar on right temple; tear on left
eyebrow, numerous skin blemishes tod
marks on facet
Federal complaints were filed at Way
cross, Ga, on August 23, 1931, charging
Montos with unlawful interstate night
to avoid prosecution for robbery, and at
Chicago, ill, on March 4, 1954, chug,
ins hun with interstate transportation of
stolen property. ' . ' '
Any person bavins; Information which
may aid in locating this fugitive is re
quested to contact the nearest office of
the tut, the telephone number of which
appears on the first page of local tele
. phone directories,. s
LIU MAY MAIL, wild oliai.t, Mrs. lames
Hastings, "Doodlebug," "Doodles," and
others . ' .
Unlawful flight . la avoid
(robbery) Wboring. -v, t
prosecution I
DESCRIPTION: Age 2. born May 25. I
1932, Birmingham, Ala.; height, J feet I
i inenra; weignt, w pounds; build,
medium; hair, dark brown, naturally
wavy;, eyes, 'brown; complexion, olive;
race, white; nationality, American; occu
pations, fiat check girl, waitress, lingerie
. model; scars and marks, two pockmarks,
one on corner of right eye, one on left
cheek; remarks, speaks with southern
accent." . - v.
A Federal complaint was filed at Chi
cago, III, on May' 14, 19J3, charging
Nail with harboring Nick George Mon
tos a fugitive being sought for unlawful
night from Georgia to avoid'prosecution
for robbery. . .;. . .
. Any person having Information which
may aid In locating this fugitive is re
quested to contact the nearest office of
the FBI, the telephone number of which '
appears on the first page of local tele
phone directories.
. Miss Mittie Ruth Shivar, . popu
uar young clerk in the 'Register of
Deeds office, flew to' San Francis
co, California last Friday to be with
her husband Douglas Shivar who
has recently returned from seven
teen months stay In Japan withhe
Air Force. They are second-honey
mooning back home to Duplin where
they expect to - make their ' home
in Kenansville.
Your! attention is' called to an
error In the advertisement of Holli
'"v and Frye Warehouse Company
sdtmont In last week's j?aper. I
Jd listed Joe Bouldin aa auc
eer when It should have read
v, x-eroy Joyner, , Auctioneer. Mrv Joy-,
' ner If from Loulsburg.
.... IN JuT. OLIVE"
Mrs. .' Swift Pippin of Magnolia
who for several years has- been
secretary of the Carolina Blueber
ries Association, is' now bookkeep
er.' '.;" :-' f-
er for the Sweet Potato Market at
Magnolia. u ? I N
opened last year, experienced a good
year and la looking forward to the
J coming year's-market. '
Dr. Haves Of RosHill Uamed 'Man Of
The Year' By Wallace Veterans Post
y. and, Wallace. One near Charity
s devoted to blueberry culture and
since Charlie is in the army, Dr.
Hawes has . had . to take over the
turkey raising near Register's. On
Thursday afternoons, his - tocalled
"day off," he generally can be found
on one of the. agriculture locations
looking- things over.
Dr. Hawes was born May 5, 1907,
about one mile east of Rose Hill,
one of five boys and two girls, all
living. Brantley" Hawes, his broth
er, now lives on the site of the old
homeplarce. ' .-
One other brother, V. L., elected
to take the Hippocrates oath and
practice medicine in Ramsey, New
Jersey. A. ' J- Hawes -is a Baptist
minister in Buena Vista, Virginia.
Brantley farms, as does Davis Haw
es of near Atkinson. His sisters are
Mrs. (Sudie) Kenneth Blanchard of
Wallace arid, Mrs. (Evelyn) Glen
don Wells of Atkinson. '. ' 1
The versatile man has. riot con
fined ' Himself to delivering other
people's babies but has four chil
dren;" of", hia own, all delivered by
another, physician. They . are Char.
les, Jr., 20,- now In. the Army, and
Bettie, 19, Emma Sue, 9, and Dav
id, 7. t 51 , ! ' ' s
In addition to his maternity care
patients Dr. Hawes is also a gen
eral practioner and, handles minor
surgery. His wife says that he con
tinues to answer emergency calls
at all hours of the day or night
and not many nights pass that do
not see him get at least one call.
Dr.' Hawes was educated' in the
Rose Hill schools and took pre-med
at Wake Forest College where he
finished In 1930; He attended North.
western University Medical School
in. unicago unui maa ana uia- nis
year's internship at Milwaukee Gen.
era! Hospital.-' Z;,s.'V::': 'f.
i He took time put to get married
in June of 1932. The couple came
back, to Rose Hill to make their
home In the falflof 1933. He opened
his first office ttfar the post of
fice and built bis present quarters
about 1936. He enla ged It greatly
to its present capacity in wrai;
NTnmlnatlnn inr IhoV-'Man nf th
Year" award are dlscvfted,bjr the
membership Of the. VI in open
meetings . for several,: months be.
fore the final decision is made. , .
Commander Powell termed Dr.
Hawes selection for the honor- 'an
outstanding one'' and ""in keeping
with the high respect In which this
award 1 -IwlA.r.'?.-?.'-.?. f'tn'. .
The selection Is made, he said to
honor publicly those who have made
outstanding civic contributions to
the betterment of the people In
the are front which the Wallace
Post draws its membership.
t, (From Wallace Enterprise)
'' Dr. . Charles Forest Hawes
' ' Rose' Hill has been selected as the
' ""Man of the Year" by the English
Brown Post of the , Veterans of
' ' Foreign Wars.
Commander of Post No. 8161 Wil-
" , 11am R.' Powell announced the
lection of the prominent Rote Hill.
K physician' today. This .Will be the
-, third annual presentation of the
, - award. ' '
' , Selection for the, honor is based
'' on "working and serving his fellow
. man. for the betterment of bis com
, munity and other qualities of ser
vice." . . , A -
The initial award in 19S2 went to
... Mniifn CftrAino WbIIapa Halrvnun
4 , Iiast year it went to Dallas Herring
' of Rose Hill for his contributions
.In the. field of public education.
A,' banquet honoring DrHawes
Will be held later this month. Com
.' - mander Powell disclosed. At that
' . time a ' plaque will be presented
- " him. .
' ' Dr. Hawes la a man held In the
i very highest esteem by those with
" whom he works and comes In con
tact He is' a- member,' of the Bap.
- tist Church and a former President
, of the County Medical" Association;
He was mayor , of Rose,' Hill, for
two terms during .the 3CKS and the
- town's ; waterworks system con-
' ' structed was inaugurated during his
- administration. He is currently ser,
I ving as Chairman of the Rose Hill
' School Board. '
. " He Is perhaps best i known for
-, his work in the field of obstetrics.
- having contributed ..materially to
the population growth of Duplin
V County. In the 21 years he has prac
ticed in Duplin he has delivered ov
er 5,000 babies. If all were still liv-
ing and resided in Duplin this fig
'ore would constitute over 10 per-
, cent 01 the county s population. Ov
er 650 of the infants have been
- brought into the world ' since he
enlarged his clinic facilities. Only
once in. nis career has he delivered
-iplets. One later died of pneumon
the other two are still living.
te operates nine-bed clinic, ah-,
hditioned and with modern equip.
- meht, accepted bythe North Caro-
Una Hospital Association, in order
to care for the mothers, and babies
he delivers. The unit is strictly for
maternity patients and is on a 54
hour basis when occupied. It also
- has 10 bassinets; ::. ; .." ' k v
I Mrs. Hawes, the former Mary Xm
ma Stewart of neaf Wallace, says
that he "farms for recreation." Al-
though many farmers will doubt.
1 s question the playful aspects of
tilling the soil Dr., Hawes finds it
.. an interesting and diverting side
line. He has a farm between Teach. '
, t
A contract was let last week for
four room addition to the colored
school of Faison for $3799.65.
Miss Annie Mae Brown, who has
assumed her duties as supervisor of
Duplin County Schools, is In the
County Superintendents office get
ting a line-up on her duties this
week. '
No new Polio cases have been re
ported in Duplin County as of Tues
day. '
It has been announced that , the
annual Gradv-Outlaw Reunion will
'be held on the 5th Sunday in Aug
ust at the B. F, Grady school. In the
past it has been being held on Sat
urday. '. (
Twelve Duplin County 4-H boys
and girls and three advisers are at
tending Senior 4-H Camp this week
at Caant Manton, at MnteeCTr -
Aavisers are. miss Mae nager,
Mrs, Shirley Alphin and Ed Simp
son.' ' jr - --, '
Applications for an assistant san
itarian In Duplin County are being
screened by Dr. John F. Powers,
County Health Officer.
The assistant will help with gen
eral inspection of food handling es
tablishments and schools and school
lunchrooms throughout the county.
, Joe Costin is bounty sanitarian.
1216 West Innes Street
. , Salisbury, N, C.
. July 29, 1954 L
Mr. 'Bob Grady . "
Kenansville, N. C. .
Dear Bob: - ' -
On a recent trip I visited with
four sons and daughters of Kenans
ville and they all said they kept up
with news from the home town by
reading the Duplin Times. I thought
you'd lRe Views from them.
' In Chicago, Doris Brock Mallard
and her husband, Walter, and son,.
Wade, met me at the airport. Their
daughter, Ginriy, was visiting her
grand .parents, Mr .and Mrs. Mar
shall Brock in Bailey, N. C. Walter
is a buyer with Sears in Chicago
and they live at 1933 East Illinois
Street, Wheaton, Illinois. We vis
ited for several hours before time
for my plane.
In Honolulu, Hawaii, Jo West,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry West,
and his wife invited me to their
home for a lovely dinner and took
me on an all-day sightseeing tour
round the island of Oahu. Jo is a
dental assistant with the Navy. He
has leaped to identify many of the
plants andrv" es ana enjoys inem.
His wife,vW, is from Portland,
Oregon and has never been to North
Carolina, but Jo has told her enough
about Kenansville to make her look
forward to visiting it I know the
folks will be proud to claim her as
an adopted daughter. She is a love
ly capable person. They hope to get
home in the fall of 1955. Their ad
dress is 226A Kellogue Wahiawa,
Ohau, TH. : r v
' Albert McLendon and Helen Mar
garet McLendon Norcia in Los An
geles took me sightseeing through
Hollywood and San Fernando Valley
and to dinner. This was my intro
duction loAlbert'r wife .and -Helen,
Margaret's husband but' they . were
nice and like the rest of the fine Mc
Lendon family. Helen Margaret said
she -had had several letters from
friends, as a result of her letter
which you printed in the spring.
In fact, that is. where I got her
address. Albert is an accountant.
They have one girl. The Norcla's
own a store and have two children,
If the ears of folks in Kenansville
burned In July these visits may
give an explanation.
Eleanor Southerland
Lightning Takes Toil Packhouse
Mule, Hogs In Sunday Night Storm
famous QM fofe
Burns In Magnolia
A famous old landmark in Mag
nolia went Into history last Sunday
morning when fire destroyed the
old Magnolia Hotel. The fire broke
out about 2:20 a. m. The Magnolia
fire department was on the scene
in a matter of minutes but due to
the close proximity of other dwell
ings the Kenansville and Rose Hill
fire departments were called. Lo
cal firemen said the roof had fal
len in when they arrived. The old
hotel was a compfete loss but the
fire was confined to the one build
ing. High winds carried sparks all
the way across town. Sunday after
noon the smouldering remains
blazed up again and the Magnolia
Fire Department was called a sec
ond time.
Five families were living in the
building which had been converted
into an apartment house. They lost
all their belongings, clothing as
well as furniture
Families living in the old host
elry were Mrs. Nancy Kissner; Mr.
and Mrs. Ben Jenkins; Mr. and Mrs.
Gurman Henderson, newly-, weds
who were away from home; Mrs.
Odie Hanchey and Mrs. Casteen
who also was away.
On Monday night the Magnolia
Fire Department was called out
again to the tobacco bams of Shel-
ton Batts neaf town. One barn,
built last year and containing 1,000
sticks of tobacco was a total loss.
The fire department saved two oth-
County Agent Gives
Poultry ideas
A recent survey of birds sent to
the laboratory here at N. C. State
College found that Bluecomb, or
pullets' 'disease, hit flocks hardest
from June through October. Twelve
percent of the cases occurred dur
ing June out of the total of 188
birds with Bluecomb that were sent
in during the year. The heaviest
outbreak occurred during July
when 62 flocks, or 33 percent of
the cases, were recorded. Nineteen
per ceat of the cases occurred dur
ing August, 14 percent in Septem
ber and 7 percent in October. From
this survey a poultryman should be
on the alert and guard against Blue
comb during these months, especialr
ly during July, August and Sep
tember. Bluecomb may occur dur
ing any month of the year but it
is more likely to-ccur during the
summer and fak len the weath
er is hot and humid.
E. H.fiarriss lost a nackhouse anH
ill its contents Sunday night when
lightning struck it near his home
during a severe electrical storm.
Mr. Garriss lives in the Rones,Chap
el section. It was reported he lost
1500 sticks of cured tobacco and 75
bushels of corn. A mule, wagon,
cultivator, fertilizer distributor and
corn planter, stored under the shed
were saved. The total loss was es,
timated at about $3,000. The build
ing was insured but not the con
tents. During the same storm liphfnino
killed a mule and four hogs owned
by Shelton Carr, Negro, who lived
A Letter To
Turkey Growers
Dr. Ausley New
Warsaw Dentist
" Dr! Mett B. Ausley, denist of
Micro, has recently opened his of
fice In .Warsaw with Dr. Otto S.
Matthews, to serve the people of
this- area.7! V .w
: Dr. Ausley served three years in
the, Army, vpart of which he saw
service. In the Pacific. He attend
ed State College, two years, trans
ferred to Carolina, . Chapel Hill,
where he. was awarded his A. B.
Degree in June, 1950. He re
cently, received his D. D. S. De
greO from the North Carolina
School of Dentistry, being a mem
ber of the first Dental. Class ever
to be graduated from . the new
Dental School at Carolina.'
Dr. Ausley is married to the for
mer Miss' Edriel Knight of Rox-
boro. 'who Was a student of music
at Meredith College, Raleigh. .
Here Aug. 10-17
N. A. Avera, Manager of the Wil
mington Social Security office,
would like to call your attention to
the fact that you can meet a rep
resentative of the Bureau of Old-
Age and Survivors Insurance In
Kenansville, N. C, located in the
Court Room bf the Court House,
August 10 and August 17, between
the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 12:30
p.rri. for help in claiming your Fed
eral Old-Age and Survivors Insur
ance Benefits; checking your Social
Security Account, or getting full in
formation about Old-Age and Sur
vivors Insurance. Your Post Of
fice has application blanks for So
cial Security Account Number
Cards. These . completed applica
tions may be mailed to the Social
Security Administration, P. O. Box
1490, Wilmington K C
' Twilite Theatre, popular' Beula
ville drive-In Was burned Monday
night when It was believed to have
been struck by lightning, accord
ing ;to : Archie and York- Lanier,
owners and . .operators. ; The light
ning struck the projection room
about 7 p. m.' No one was injured
but. the'. building was set afire and
burned. 'All contents, including the
two huge projection machines were
a total loss, One drink box and one
pop corn machine -were, saved. The
estimated loss, according to the
Laniers, ywas $14,000. No insurance
was carried. The Kenansville fire
department was called but the
building was .destroyed before the
truck arrived. ' :VV
i Mr,r Lanier, said 'they; expect to
reopen - in approximately 30 days.
The. Twilite has been in. operation
for two and half years.. -? "
Relatives and friends from Ra
leigh, Kinston and the coastal
towns of Swansboro and Beaufort
gathered at the homes of Mr. and
Mrs. Ambrose Smith and Mr. and
Mrs. H. R. Harper Sunday for the
celebration of the 86th birthday of
Mi's. Alice Rhue, widow of the late
William E. Rhue.
Dinner brought by all, was served
picnic style, under the shade of
the oak trees. .
Those attending were Mr. and
Mrs. Haywood Rhue and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Ira T. Rhue and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Rhue and fam
ily all from Beaufort; Mrs. Ora
Dudley; from Swansboro; Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Rhue and family, Mrs.
Eva Walnwright, Mr. and Mrs. Doc
Wainwright and family, all from
Kinston; Mr. and Mrs. Ben 1 Rhue,
Mrs. Sudie Garver, Mr. Walter T.
Rhue' and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ed
ward Rhue and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Reg Rhue and family, Mrs. Mary
Alice Mewborn and daughter, from
Raleigh; Mrs). - Mabel Robendo and
daughter from Baltimore; Mr. and
Mrs." Bessie Quinn and family of
Pink Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil
Stroud of Albertson.
Arson Is Supected In Burning; Of
Home In Glisson Township Sun.
Sheriff Ralph Miller said this
morning that investigations are still
under way into the burnins of the
home of Mrs. Lela Mae WUiliami
last Sunday afternoon about 3:30
Mrs. Williams' " husband, "Dave
Williams, is serving ferm on the
county roads and she was living
at the home With her children, lo
cated near D. Dt, Herring's Store
la Glisson Tewnrhip. ' V i - i f '
Circumstantial , evidence . points
towards possible arron the ' sher
iff said and yesterday he had a
district fire warden down studying
the case. It is pointing: to 6ne -certain
person, he said, but there is
not sufficient evidence yet to Justl
fy. an mttXi
this fire was discovered by Earl
Herring and Franklin Quinn as they
passed by on the road in front of
the house. Mrs. Doc Herring said
her husband was one of the first
perrons at the acene "of h fire
after it was reported. The fire was
In the living room of the three-room
tructure-at that time r-W-
Mrav Williarna xand bor - famllv
were not home' They left early Surv
day morning on a trip to Wilming
ton. Her two 'children,' Mrs. Cecil
Taylor and Bobby Williams and
Pete . Wilklns, an elderly relative,
were living' in the house' with her.
. Everything was destroped by the
fire. Neighbors trying to remove
furniture and clothes from the burn
ing house were forced to give up
their effortt when the , heat be
came too intense. :' ; ; - - v
'5 There wm no insurance to ovt
the house or furnishings, Mrs. Wa
Hams said. She estimates the total
loss at around $5,000." l. ' '
Poultry raisers should try to pre
vent Bluecomb disease through
gooa management practices. Grain
containing more than 20 percent
moisture shoud not be used as
poultry feed. During hot weather
the grain feeding can be reduced
4Bd the birds should have cool, well
ventilated houses If they' are con.
fined. Be sure' to provide shade for
pullets on range. Give the birds
plenty of clean, cool,, fresh water
Aureomycin and Terramycin in
the feed or water are effective in
treating Bluecomb. Treatment in the
water is more effective than treat
ment through the feed in severe
outbreaks. Usually two days' treat
ment will straighten out the aver
age case if treatment is started
Another summertime troublemak
er for the poultry raiser Is Fowl
Typhoid. The greatest number of
outbreaks. 20 percent of cases, of
Fowl Typhoid occurred during Aug
ust, according to a survey here at
N. C. State College Typhoid is
most common from May to Novem
ber. Poultry growers should try to
prevent this disease as present
known treatment is usually of lit
tle value. Adding 3 tablespoons of
liquid sulfaquinoxaline per gallon
of water for seven days helps to
reduce mortality if given early in
an outbreak. NF 180 is a new drug
but shows some promise In con
trolling mortality from Fowl Ty
phoid. Get a laboratory diagnosis
and be sure you have Fowl Typhoid
before' putting the flock on expen
sive treatments. Most poultrymen
have found that when Typhoid hits
their flock. It Is better to sell the
well birds and bury the rest.
1. Clean and disinfect the laying
house. Make it as comfortable as
possible for the new pullets.
2. House pullets according to ma
turity. Handle pullets gently when
3. Pullets starting to lay or those
already in production can safely be
vaccinated with killed Newcastle
4. Use a shallow litter in hot
weather; according to research
work, litter that was seven inches
in depth was five to eight degrees
warmer than a two-inch litter.
S. Be sure to provide plenty of
fresh, cool water during the hot
Weather. If you double the number
of foun tains during the summer
yoq will not have too many.
6. Cull all old hens that molt this
month. Cull non-layers as they ap
pear in the flock.
7. Secure fresh egg customers
during the summer and fall.
8. Keep a Demonstration Flock
Record for 1954-59. See your Coun
ty Agent for details.
; ' From; Vernon H. Reynolds
, - 1 County Agent ...
' Economy begins at home when it
should begin at the club. " v i
. The intelligent man never has to
call attention to the tact
- Character write its name on a
man's face In indelible ink. (
;Good luck must be net halfway
bad luck will chase you.
Tasks performed from a sense of
duty a re seldom dona wlL - t :..
Many of you are asking what is
going to happen to this years Tur
key market. A great many people
have the jitters about the market
and they are confirmed to the fact
that turkeys will be cheaper this
year as was predicted before the
brooding season got under way. This
prediction was based ori growers
expressed intentions to raise tur
keys. Warnings were issued fi;om
the USDA; however, in spite of
the warnings, we are faced with
marketing about ten percent more
turkeys this year than last.
With these facts facing us, what
are wie to do? It is Very important
that we give the housewife a su
perior product; a product better
than In the past if we expect her
w serve more turkey. Perhaps
meny.oX.jou. wiah.,vhat X .would
quit talking so much about finish
en turkeys; but when processors
tell me that ' unfinished birds are
causing them, more trouble than
anything else when they try to sell
the processed turkeys, and when I
see such poor excuses for grade A
turkeys offered for sale, I just can
not avoid talking about it. If we
are to continue to expand our mark
et, we must not sell turkeys until
they are mature and ready for
market unless we are selling young
roasters and they must be finished.
For one month before the tur
keys are to be marketed, about one
half of the turkeys diet should be
grain. Corn, milo, and oats give
the most satisfactory finish. In or
der to get turkeys to eat corn in
this hot weather it will be nec
essary to grind it into a meal. In
some instances, it iriay be neces
sary to wet the corn meal. If wet
feed is used, do not give them more
than they will eat in about two
hours or else it might spoil. Plenty
of fresh, clean, cool water is es
sential for efficient feed utilization
and fattening. Add extra water
troughs during this hot weathor
Provide shade for your turkeys. It
win pay ypu large dividends.
When prices get below production
costs, many begin to think seriously
about storage. Is storage of) early
lurxeys wise this year? I look at
it this way. As long as you can
sell turkeys at a profit, it might
be wise to let them go since carry
over storage stocks are higher and
it seems that storage space will be
in short supply. If you are unable
to make a profit when your turkeys
are ready to sell, then it might be
wise to think seriously about stor.
aging. I also suggest that you con
tact your financing agency and let
them know that you are thinking
about storage and ask if they will
go along with you while the tur
keys are In storage. If not it mlirht
be necessary for you to borrow on
your turkeys to settle your feed
account -
If the situation in your communi
ty la serious enough to warrant
Government supports, write to me
at N. C. State College. Ralehrh or
write to Mr. Hoyle Griffin In Mon
roe,; North Carolina and let us
know how you feel. We in turn
will relay your information on to
the proper authorities and do ev
erything we can to benefit you. ' '"
i, From Vernon H. Reynolds
T. -! County ' Agent m X-
-. Higher average prices were paid
for . most grades of South Carolina
and Border North Carolina flue
cured tobacco sold opening day,
August 2, compared with' the first
day of sales last year. All markets ' '
in the belt opened today whereas in "
1953 only the South Carolina auc
tion centers operated on, the lit
itial day of activity. Quality -of of- . '
ferings was below that sold on ear- '
ly sales last year. Volume of map.
ketings was heavy with most points
reporting full sales. Estimated gen
eral averages on mdrning sale from
various markets ranged from S4S.0O
to $52.00 per hundred pounds.
The United States and North Car- '
olina Departments of Agriculture re
port most average prices by grades
were $1.00 to $6.50 per hundred l
higher than .opening prices of a year
ago. These were chiefly for low
and fair lugs, primings and nonde
script. Better quality lugs and good '
primings and the limited volume of"
cutters held mostly unchanged at ;
opening day quotations of 1953. The
practical top price for individual
baskets was $68.00 per hundred.
However, several top quality grades
of lugs and cutters brought $70.00.
Quality of offerings was not as
good as last year. There was a
sharp increase in the percentage of
fair primings and low lugs. The
proportion of primings was consid
erably greater than in 1953 but lugs
predominated. Very little cutters
and leaf were offered. '
Most grade averages quoted were
above their respective loan levels:
The gains -ranged from $1.00 to $15
per hundred although the basic loan
rate was unchanged from last year.
Deliveries to the Flue-cured Stab
ilization Corporation under the Gov
ernment loan program were estim
ated to range from 4 to 10 per cent
of sales on several representative
markets. Last year around 16 per
cent of gross sales went to the Cor
poration on opening day.
Johnson-Says;, ,
School Opening
May Be Delayed
A possibility of the opening date .
of schools in Duplin being delayed
was disclosed today by O. P. John
son, superintendent of schools. '
He said if there is a lot of tobac-
co remaining in fields then open
ing dates will be postponed. He
pointed out that it will be another
week before a decision Is reached.
Possibility of a delay was brcaght
about by recent rains that bare
caused a second growth in tobacco,
extending the harvesting -season. .
If there - is little tobacco In the '
fields, Johnson said, then schools
will open as scheduled. He said the
decision would be left to each in
dividual school committee.
He urged parents of children be
ginning school for the first time to. ,
obtain their children's birth cer
tificates from the Register of Deeds
Office before schools open. Accord
ing to Johnson, no child will be en
rolled without one.
Duplin Shriners
Look For Talent
Duplin Shriners are looking for
talented , Duplinites in connection
with a dance they will hold in Wal
lace Thursday night August 26.
Claude Hepler, president of the
organization, said that the Wal
lace radio station, WLSE, will hold
a talent program each Monday ,
night through August 23. The pro
gram will be aired from 9:05 to
10 p. m., and after each show at
penel of judges will select the win
ner. Program winners will ; perform
at the dance with a new panel of
judges selecting the winners. Cash
prizes Of $50, $25, $15, and $10.
will be given to winner in the fin
als. -. h:S'.-i " :' -
' Any individual or group in Dup- -.
lin county having talent, for enter- ,
talnlng Is asked to write Hepler
in Wallace or call him at Wallace
5611, or contact the radio stations.
The dance will be held In the
Moose ' club in Wallace with pro
ceeds going to Worthy Shrine and
Masonic projects. V
Nellie Fay Parker; B. F. Grady Student
Receives $100 E. C. C. Scholarship
Miss Nellie Fay Parker, a 1954
graduate of B. F. Grady School Al
bertson, N. has been awarded
the I $100 East' . Carolina College
scholarship provided by alumni, ex
student and friends of the Green
villi wUege;:ii':'':j:.'i:-.'si v;' '"il.
A committee chosen by, officers
oi tne Duplin county chapter of
the alumni association of East Car of thi year.
O vw...f.wu. . ,
nessman, a teacher and one col .ge
student,. recently met .to, select' the
student who was to receive the
award.- a --. ','vi'V , it. t
- High school principals were given i
a chance to nominate one 1934 fid-' '
uate .who., was planning to f&
East Carolina College in September .

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