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. VOL.'ilrv, 0.,347't, 'SECTION ONE
f VOL. Zl, V, ,NO. 34 - gECTIOff ONE A
Three Murder Tria Jn Docket Here
As Superior Court Convenes Next
Monday; Judge William On Bench
( Court will convene Monday, Aug
ust 30. with Judge Clawson L. Wil
1 lims' presiding, for one week term
' of criminal cases and one week for
; Civil cases. , - ' , '
. Fifty-one cases docketed for the
: first week' include three for mur
. der. On trial for murder will be
Wilbert Dixon, Willie 'James and
Bessie Mae Tann. Five cases of as
sault with a deadly weapon with
Intent to kill ' are lodged against
Willie Jackson '.Willi L. Swinson,
Gerald Merrltt, George Henry Sim
mons and Simon Chasten. Ten cases
' of possession of non tax paid whis
, key involves Yancey Taylor, .Julius
Herring, J. M. Smith, Wiliam Ban;
perman, John Henry WiUiami, Ed
' gar Tyler, J. T. Whaley, Stephen
' Wiley, Ira Blount and William Hen
. ry Blount.
c D. C. Brewington, Tom Everett,
George Henry Simmons and Marion
James face trial on forgery charges
with robbery charges against Nor
man Graham , and Tommy James
Hall.
Other cases involve operating au
tomobiles while intoxicated, speed
'ing and careless and reckless driv
ing. Forty-seven civil cases are sched
uled for the second week of, court.
Blind Merchant
-Robbed 3rd Time
Authorities In Pink Hill are re
doubling their efforts to nab bur-
. jglars who looted about $700 worth
of goods from blind merchant who
operates a service station near here.
' Ike Houston's station was robbed
for the third time this year last
Friday night when thieves broke in
to his store.
0 Be Here Friday
',. The following boys will receive
merit badges at the Kenansville
District Court of Honor .of Boy
Scouts Friday:
Litch Huie, scout lifeguard and
rowing; Larry McCullen, forestry
and nature; Fred Baars, rabbit rais
ing; bookbinding and cycling; Walk
er Stevens, cycling, coin collection,
landscape gardening, Journalism,
painting, public speaking, woodcar
ving and canoeing.
They were recommended for the
.badges at a meeting of the Troop
20 Board of Review of the Warsaw
Boy Scouts last week.
Neil Bradshaw Loss
Barn and Tobacco
A tobacco barn, its contents and
some extra tobacco, which was
housed under the shelter, which be
longed to Neil Bradshaw, about two
miles from Pink Hill was destroyed
by fire about 1 a. m. Tuesday. The
Pink Hill Fire Department received
the call but arrived too late to save
the structure but was instrumental
in helping save a pack house near
by. :
Dance Mans for WnmMBSet
Grady-Outlaw Reunion and Square
Donee will be held this weekend at
. the'B- F. Grady school.
On Saturday night at 8:30 the an
nual square dance, sponsored by
, the Grady P. T. A. will get under
.'way in the newly enlarged and re
modeled Grady gymnasium. Music
will be furnished by the "Pine State
, - WILSON Volume of sales was
etremely light for Eastern North
' ''" Carolina flue-cured tobacco during
V i ' opening week. Average prices by
( ' grades were generally unchanged to
"j lower when compared with the first
jgte ' ' two days last year reports the Fed
OT !ral-Stata Market News Service.
;, Gross sales through Frldayi Aug
y. list 20, totaled only 11,519,499 pounds
T and kYeraged $52.91 per hundred.
' This average war 66 cents under
' that of tha first five day! last year
' , ' when 4435,137 gross pounds sold
lor - $53.47. Volume of sales is ex
pected to be light for the next few
t ' days as growers art busy harvesting
. their croj"'";.li:f'-;vvv-ft-'t'
Leases in grade averages centered
, on primings and lugs. Averages tor
- primings iwarst .dowaw mainly $1.00
' to $5.00 and lugs $1.09 to $2.00 per
kwdrd Minds; Better quality of
;eriags ot leaf, cutters and smoking
Some 1954 Hunting
Regulations Given
' North Carolina has - selected a
split-season on doves for 1984. The
first season begins September 10
through September 29; the second
season begins December 10 through
December .29. The daily bag. limit is
8; possession limit 8. Hunting shall
begin at 12:00 o'clock noon each
day and end at sunset.
. Rail St Son
The season shall begin Septem
ber 1. through November' 9. The
daily bag limit on rail shall be IS
per person; the possession limit 30.
The daily bag limit of sora shall
be 25; the possession limit 25. Hunt
ing shall begin 30 minutes before
sunrise and end at sunset.
Sweet Potato Haryestiiig Demonstration
At Lanier's Farm Near Magnolia Sept. 3
. By V. H. REYNOLDS
A sweet potato harvesting demon
stration will be held September 3
at 10:00 a. m. in Mr. A. Lanier's
potato field near Magnolia, N .C.
This field is beside the dirt road
which branches off U. S. Highway
11? at Henry Qulnn's store, about 1 ;
mile south of Magnolia. The field is j
1V4 miles down this dirt road from
Henry Qulnn's Store.
Mr. H. M. Covington, ( Extension
Horlculture Specialist from State
College will demonstrate the new
est methods of digging, grading and
packing sweet potatoes tor mark
in
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Wesley Chapel Methodist Church,
located . on the Kinston highway,
will be the Host Church to Metho
dist of the Duplin charge in the 5th
Sunday Fellowship service to be
held Sunday, August 29th. Metho
dist from Kenansville, Magnolia,
and Unity churches will meet at
11:15 for a worship service, a din
ner on the grounds, and a meeting
of all officials of the charge.
The 5th Sunday Fellowship serv
ices were begun last fall for the
purpose of creating i, closer fellow
ship among all congregations of the
charge, and to raise the charge's
pledge to the United College ap
peal. Tlu first fellowship service
was held at Magnolia in November.
Since then services have been held
at Kenans v'.le and Unity.
Wesley, 'the oldest church on the
charge, lias been in the process of
remodeling this past cliuch year
and njvv nave the churcn in the
best repr.ir fn recent years. The
congregtich of Wesley is most an
xious for the other congregation?
to worship with them and to see
the m'.'.y improvements made.
Frlend of the church are also,
warmly invited.
Rev. J. G. White, pastor of the
charge, will be in charge of the
service, and Mr. Otis Ridga, charge
lay leader, .will preside at the bus
iness meeting.- V
Playboys" who will be accompan
ied by "Uncle Pete Kiker" of ra
dio station WELS in Kinston. The
music .-is' being furnished through
the courtesy of the Kinston Tobac
co Board of Trade and a large
crowd ' is expected' to attend from
Kinston The dance is not Just con
fined, to the Grady-Outlaw clan,
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eaf were mostly steady to $2.00
ilgher. The practical top price was
68.00. i- , , v
A larger percentage of primings
and lugs was offered for sale. The
proportion of leaf decreased, also
less nondescript was sold, A small
Increase occurred in the ration, of
lemon colored marketings. ...
Principal sales consisted of low to
good lugs and primings, low and
talr leaf and nondescript, v; vv
-' Receipts ot the Flu-cured" Stabil
ization Corporation under this Gov
ernment loan program amounted ,to
around t& of weekly grots safes.
During the first two days last fear
M was placed Under loan. ' "
Beginning Monday, August 23, all
markets will start opening on a full,
time scale which allows tha sale of
UM baskets per, day lor ch jet
of buyers. During opening week,
sales operated ott a $0 basis. ,
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INTEfeSTED SPECTATOR As Sister Mary Jacqueline dis
plays near-perfect bowling form, the ball she started to throw sits
on the alley behind her, apparently watching the nun's follow
through. The ball1 slipped from her grip in the alleys of Lewis
Aeronautical College in Lockport, 111., where several nuns took
their turns on the alleys.
et. Several types of potato diggers
will be demonstrated.
Proper handling of sweet pota
toes at harvest time is very impor
tant if the farmers expect to get
j a good price for them. A good crop
of sweet potatoes can very easily
be . ruined by improper handling.
All farmers who plan to. sell pota
toes this fall are urged to attend
this demonstration.
The demonstration has been ar
ranged .through the cooperation of
the' Agricultural Extension Service
and the Magnolia Sweet Potato
Market,
ledlMercer
Takes Care Guests
Kenansville has a guest room
for persons who visit the town
on official business with no place
to stay. Now, persons in town will
be guests of Grady Mercer.
Mercer, county judge nominee,
purchased the old Hamp Williams
house which was located on the new
hospital site. After the house was
moved, he decided to remodel it
and convert it into an apartment
house.
The building now has six apart
ments, all furnished. There are four
with three rooms and two with two
rooms. Five are rented. The other
one' is "kept vacant all the time for
town guests, Mercer said.
The new apartment house is lo
cated on the old "Bone Yard." He
said the Bone Yard used to be Ken
ansville's "hitching post" where
most of the towns visitors assemb
led in days goie by. All persons
With horses and or mules tied up
in the area while on business trips
to the county seat.
In this fast moving age, Mercer
said, visitors can trade horses the
modern way in his t-ew apartment.
which Includes nearly everyone in
Smith, Albertson and Glisson Town-J
ships .but its wide open to every
one according to Mr. H. M. Wells,
principal of the school and Emmett
E. Kelly, president of the P. T. A.
which is sponsoring the dance, the
plans this year are for the biggest
square dance that has ever been
held in Albertson.
On Sunday7 morning at 10 o'clock
the . Reunion 1 will . get under way
with Sunday School in the school
auditorium.), Malcolm Grady will
conduct the Sunday School, using
th ; International Sunday School
lesson. The Collection will go to
some orphans home or charity or
ganization... '
i Following, Sunday School presi
dent Lewis .Outlaw? of the Grady-
Outlaw Literary and Historical As
sociation will call the meeting to
order Paul D. Grady of Kenly and
Rev. AbnW, 'Outlaw of Elizabeth
City will be the principal' speakers
and 4t course the reunion would not
be complete without Judge Grady
who will take part
Following the program a picnic
dinner will be served and every
family attending la expected to
bring a wall tilled basket as tha Re-
union is known for its bountiful
"Chocolate' picnic diMT lis wait at
an Interesting program, t
leylhap
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Briefs
RET. A. D. WOOD HERE
Rev. A. D. Wood, formerly of
Charity was in Kenansville this
morning with a group of Boy Scouts
from Colfax where Mr. Wood now
lives. He was taking them to'Swans-
boro for several days encampment.
He said several other car loads,
were following him.
GRADUATE ECC
Five Duplin County students re
ceived B. S. Decrees and one re
ceived a M. A. Degree when sum
mer school commencement at East
Carolina College was held on Fri
day afternoon. Dr. G. Kerry Smith,
executive secretary of the Associa
tion of Higher Education, Washing
ton, D. O, was the principle speak
er for the event.
Mary. Sue Burch of Kenansville:
Feggp Ann Cm of SlcMands; Mar.
tha Catherine Dickson of Rose Hill;
Mamie Rouse Fordham of Albert
son, and Mary Lou ' Phillips of
Warsaw received B. S. Degrees,
while John Patrick Harmon of War
saw received his M. A. Degree.
The Duplin County graduates
were among the 158 candidates for
degrees at the summer school com
mencement. GRADUATE A. C. C.
Four Duplin County students
graduated from Atlantic Christian
College in Wilson at its summer
Commencement exercises last Fri
day. Those receiving degrees were
Rosa W. Hollingsworth and Marsh
all Ross Jones, Warsaw; Victor Hol
land Turner, Calypso and Louise H.
Wells, Albertson.
CSA MEETS FRIDAY
The Citizens Service Association
will meet in the court house here
at 8 p. m. Friday, August 27th. The
public is 'cordially invited, presi
dent Raymond Price announced this
week.
TO PAVE 6.25 MILES
Bids will be accepted September
7th for grading and paving 6.23
miles from a point on an 18-foot
paved road about 1.9 miles north
of Turkey, east and south to a point
about four miles southwest of War
saw. TO PREACH HERE SUNDAY
Rev. William Peters of Raleigh
will fill the pulpit in the Grove
Presbyterian Church on Sunday
morning at 1 11:15 a. m. The public
is cordially invited.
NEW HOME
The house recently completed by
Penney Building Supply, Inc. was
purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Wiley
Booth. The Bill Helton's will' move
in Thursday.
62 Year Old Negro
In Woods
James Jackson Smith, 62 year
old Negro was found dead in a
patch of woods near his home in
Smith Township Tuesday morning.
According to H. D. McKay, who
was named acting coroner. Smith
left his home Monday afternoon
about S o'clock and was last seen
at a neighbor's house that evening.
He left the neighbor's and headed
towards his home through a patch
of woods, searching for some hogs.
He carried a shot gun but it was
not loaded. When he failed to show
up the next morning a hunt was
midH Tifld-he 'was found about a
quarter' of a' telle from tha house
dead..Mark showed ho drug th
gun, in .tha dirt Jot .several yafds
before ha died. He was oa his hands
and kneea. Ms in quart was &eltl It k
was decided ha died from a heart
attack.
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1954
Rose
IjosetOneSusbectExonerctted
New Fire Alarm
System For Warsaw
Chief John A. Johnson an
nounced today that the installation
of a new fire alarm system for the
Town of Warsaw.
The system works on cable pairs
leased from the Carolina Tel. Co.
Now instead of calling just one
telephone as in the past, there are
four telephones located in differ
ent sections of the town that can
re-?ive fire calls. These phones
are; the City Hall 315, The Esso
Servicenter 9121, Chief of Police
Firl Coomhs Res. 309, and Fire
Chief John A. Johnson Res. 658.
When receiving a fire call at any
of tlje' above numbers, the alarm
can be immediately turned on by
means of keys located near that
phone, after receiving the call and
sounding the alarm a call is then
made to the Fire Station number
and the first fireman to get to the
station answers the phone and gets
the location of the fire.
This new system will enable the
Fire Dept. to leave the fire house
five to ten minutes sooner, which
often times could mean the differ
ence in saving a building or losing
it.
The Fire Dept. urgently requests
4 all the residents of the town of
Warsaw to make a note of these
four numbers handy to the phone
for use In time of fire.
Still Destroyed In
, Monday evening, in Smith Town
ship, deputies' W. O. Houston and
Maron IX Shivar destroyed a steam
type still along with fifteen 250
gallon vats, six steel barrels, two
zinc wash tubs, three tin buckets,
two wooden barrels and thirty feet
of galvanized pipe.
No arrest was made.
Beulaville Negro
Killed In Lenoir
Woodrow Wilkins, 26-year-old
Negro of Beulaville, became Lenoir
County's ninth highway fatality for
1954 when he lost control of his
car on a rural road near Pink Hill
Monday afternoon and careened in
to a ditch.
Wilkins was thrown clear of the
car and sustained a broken neck.
He died shortly thereafter. He was
traveling alone at the time of the
accident.
Sgt. John Laws of the State High
way Patrol said Wilkins was driv
ing on a straight road about one
half mile west of Pink Hill when
the fatal mishap occurred. Sgt.
Laws blamed a fast rate of speed
for the wreck.
Wilkins lost control of his car
and it left the road, crashing into
a ditch. The car turned over at
least once and was demolished.
Sailor Indicted
On Serious Charge
David Bradham, son of Joe Brad
ham, is out under a $500 bond after
waiving a hearing on a warrant
signed by Robert L. Simmons charg
ing he "did wilfully, unlawfully and
feloniously intice, persuade, harber,
conceive and induce an indigent
child, Nancy Marie Simmons (age
15) to leave the Kenansville public
school without the consent of the
authorities of said institution, there
by contributing to the deliquency
of a child contrary to section 110
47 of the Consolidated Statute of
N. S."
According to officers Bradham
went to the Kenansville school
Tuesday and took a number of girls
bff for, presumably a ride. All but
Nancy Marie were carried or went
to their ' homes. Nancy Marie re
mained with him and was carried to
a home of a Relative on Wednesday.
Wednesday officers Revell and Ward
Carlton arrested ; Bradham at his
home' where they found him asleep.
He was committed to Jail but is out
under $M bond, tfe is ln tha
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I Evesung srvleee tor the' rerir-
el at tha Warsaw Baptist Church;
begfamlng Sanda,y, August tMh.
!iU begm at . aa.. taateaeV at
T:N as BWrteasty
Rev. hV Mecfleaa GaitUar,
ef tha first Baptist Chare ef
Laartnoarf will do Ue praaahmg.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES:
Counties; (4.00 outside this
Hill Bank Robber On
FAMILY REUNION
By SAM
One hundred and two
gathered in a picnic area
annual get-together.
President John Ivey of
of the impressive program
began at 11:30
Mrs. Alice Ivey Simkins of Golds-
boro, the oldest of the family, gave
the devotional and lead the group
in prayer.
IVunutes of the 1953 reunion were
read by Mrs. Robert Ivey of Golds
boro in the absence of Mrs.. James
Dawson, of LaGrange, secretary.
Reports from the various fafmi
lies were given and the memorial
was read by Mrs. A. L. Marshburn
of Goldsboro
Election of officers for 1955 was
held with Norwood May of Rt. 2.
LaGrange, named president. Dr.
James Dawson of LaGrange was
elected vice-president; Mrs. Adele
Itage of Raleigh, secretary; Mrs.
V. L. Marshbourn of Goldsboro,
reasurer, and Misi Mamie Ivey of
it. 3, LaGrange, historian.
Youngest Ivey present was sev-jn-weeks-old
Major Jeffry Ivey,
ion of Mr. and Mrs. Major Ivey,
Jr., of Fremont.
Only military Ivey present was
2nd Lt. Junius Kenneth Maxwell,
USA, of Pink Hill, who is statiened
with his airborne tank outfit at Ft.
Bragg. '
Newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. Homer
Thomas of Elizabethtown joined
their cousins for the day. Mrs.
Thomas is the former Miss Ethel
Ivey Parks of Goldsboro. Her hus
band is principal of the Dublin
High School near Elizabethtown.
Mrs.' Thomas will teach tha second
grade at Dublin this year.
Ethel Thomas told the story of a
first-day first-grader at school who
refused to go back the second day.
Her parents asked the little girl
why she refuifed to return to school.
"Well," the child answered, "When
I got to school the teacher put me
down at a desk and said 'You sit
there for the present.' I sat there
all day," she complained, "and the
teacher never gave it to me.'
Just before dinner hour, Mrs. A.
K. Holmes of Piney Grove, the his
torian, presented a letter from Wil
liam H. Ivey, of Milledgeville. Ga'.,
to his unseen cousins up in North
Carolina.
Mr. Ivey's letter in part read as
follows:
I am happy to greet you in this
way at the Ivey Family Reunion,
but would be more pleased to see
you all face to face.
It is by request of Cousin Marie
Holmes with whom I have recent
ly corresponded, that I am giving
you a bit of information about my
"Georgia Branch" of Iveys.
Anyway, I shall look forward to
leing with you some time in the
future, as in the 137 years of the
separation of this branch of the
Iveys and the Wests. I've never
heard of any of the kin up there
making a visit down here nor any
of the kin down here making a visit
up to the relatives up there.
Away back, in the year 1817, Rob
ert Ivey and wife Elizabeth West
Ivey, with several children, togeth
er with Joseph West and family
left out from up there to make their
home in Georgia. They brought
with them their belongings, includ
Civil Defense Chief
Start Air Raid Drills
Training Program Advocated by
Department ef Public Instruction
and N. C. Congress of Parents
and Teachers.
RALEIGH State Civil Defense
Director Edward F. Griffin today
advocated that training of school
children in safety procedure dur
ing air raid alerts be started with
the least possible delay after the
opening of the fall school term. Full
Instructions have been placed in
the hands of school superintend
ents and local PTA presidents, he
said.
'Civil Defense In Schools", a
handbook of Instruction, issued last
year by - State Superintendent of
Public Instruction Charles T. Car
roll, in ' accord with State Civil
Defense policies, is a -simple adap
tation of "what-te-drf activities in
event of emergency -diking "school
hours. Assistance from the local
Civil Defense Director in translat
ing tha Instruction into action would
be helpful, but not essential. Grif
fin said; The handbook- was sent to
all school superintendents city
iveys In
$3.50 per year In Duplin and adjoining
area in N. C; $9.00 outside N. C.
The Pines
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members of the Ivey family
of the Cliffs Sunday for their
Seven Springs was in charge
for the day. A business houi
ing cattle and probably slaves ii
they had any at that time, but it is-
of record that each had many slave
later on which were passed on' to
their heirs by their wills, which
are recorded at Baldwin County
Court House at Milledgeville.
They had to use wagons and may
be buggies and carriages to movt
in, as railroads were unknown un
til about twelve years later.
They settled on farme about D
miles southwest of Milledgeville
near Camp Creek Primitive Baptist
Church which was organized the
same year, 1B17.
Mr. W. H. Ivey pointed out the
offshoots of many branches of the
Ivey iam'.'v tree.
He told of Robert Dorsey Ivey,
who moved to Baker County and
acquired 5250 acres of land and a
old mine.
Mr. Ivey's grandfather, Charlie
Ivey, acquired 5000 acres of land in
Wilkinson County, Georgia. A rail
road station near his home was
named "Ivey" in his honor.
On account of his being slight
ly crippled in one foot, he did not
go to the War Between the States,
but worked his slaves on his farm
to raise supplies for the Confed
erate Army and looked after the
soldiers' 'r "wivs. Widows and or
phans. In the year 1865, soon after
the close of the war Jie shipped
two carloads of watermelons of his
"Ivey" variety to Macon, Georgia.
Mr. Ivey's father, James, who was
then a lad of 17 years, went along
with the melons and sold them tC
a capatin in tne iNorinern Army
who in turn shipped the melons tc
Ohio. Those melons were the first
watermelons shipped in car lots
from Georgia to the Northern
Markets.
Mrs. A. K. Holmes, LaGrange,
Route 3, has the William Hessell
Ivey reunion letter. It should prove
of value and interest to members
of the Ivey Family in matters of
family research.
R. E. Walla Named
Area Chairman
R. E. Wall of Warsaw Motor Co.
in Warsaw has been appointed Area
Chairman for Duplin County by the
North Carolina Automobile Deal
ers Association, according to an an
nouncement by Association Presi
dent Wilson F. Yarborough of Fay
etteville. As Area Chairman, .Yarborough
stated, Mr. Wall will serve as lai
son between dealers in his county
and the State and National dealers
associations. Mr. Wall will also di
rect the associations' fall member
ship campaigns in his area and par
ticipate in Area Chairmen Day to
be held in Raleigh in October.
Requests School
In Schools
and county immediately after pub
lication. North Carolina Congress of Par
ents and Teachers headquarters
has mailed this month, copies of
the handbook, with a cover letter
from the organization's CD com
mittee chairman, to all local PTA
presidents. The letter urged that
the instructions be turned over to
school principals and used to the
fullest advantage.
"The cooperative efforts of the
department of . Public Instruction
and State PTA with North Carolina
Civil Defense, In publishing and'
distributing this , vital infprmaton
to school authorties, represents the
limit of our present authority," the
state, director said, "Public opinion
Will have -to do the rest,;..:, ,.; ; ,
; "If and when the general public
wakes up -to- tha fact that wa must
prepare for ant eventuality during
this uneasy period of International
tension . '. .then every- youngster
will receive the protective training
which he is entitled if he is gong
to surwe in the atomic age , .'.
Let's hope it won't be too lata."
He concluded. '
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PRICE TEN CENTS
I County officers. State Patrolmen
and the S. B. I. are still on the alert
for some trace of the Rose Hill
Bank robber who was foiled at an
attempt to rob the bank there last
Saturday. Highway Patrolmen said
they felt the job may have been
done by a local person. One suspect,
LeRoy Lanier, Rose Hill white man
who is in jail on another charge,
proved sufficient alibis to clear him
of suspicion, it was said. ,
An account of the robbery, as
written by Rose Allegata of the
Wilmington Star News is as follows:
A hooded ai med bandit tried to -rob
the Rose Hill bank today, then
fled empty-handed in a stolen pick
Up truck for a wild 26-mile chase
and brief gun battle to a deeply
wooded area near Waycross, whte
police are still searching for him'l
tonight. Almost 60 law enforcement offi
cers were called into the manhunt
which started when the unidenti
fied bandit abandoned his stolen
get-away truck after leading three.
Hose Hill residents over tangled "
country roads in a chase, that hit-"
100-miles per hour at times. 'The
bandit, described as 5 feet 8, 160
pounds, with dark curley hair, broke
into the Rose Hill branch of the
Waccarnaw Bank and T.-s, -it Com
panythrough a Iron, .inn-, m some
time before dawn t-ay .,nd was
there when Joe Scott, 19, bank tel
ler, entered for work at 8:28 a. m.
The man did not speak during
the attempted hold-up but gave
Scott notes .printed in red pencil,
which, it is believed, were written
while the bandit waited inside the
bank. In one note, the bandit wrote:
"Tell the FBI the 6th is the lucky
one." (This is the state's sixth bank
robbery. .
Wearing a "dingy white" hood
or pillow case on his heed, the
man sprang up from behind the
bank counter when Scott entered,
forced him at gun-point to tie m?
another bank employee. Miss EUze
orth Merrltt, who came about five
minutes, later, and then waited for
K. S. Troy, head cashier.
The bandit made Sco.t pretend
to work at his adding machine and
-vouched behind the counter while
,ie waited for Troy. The girl was
jound in the back room of the
bank.
The cashier and his wife came
ninutes later and while Troy was
e-locking the door, his wife walk
ed toward the rear office. The
bandit jumped up, pointing the gun
at Troy. The cashier said he pivot
ed around, slipping out the door
which was still slightly open, and
went for help.
In the meantime, Mrs. Troy ap
proached the bandit, thinking the
man was playing a joke, and said.
"What in the world do you think
you're doing?" The man fled.
Witnesses say he looked ardund
when he sped out of the bank, as
though searching for another per
son. By the text of the notes it is
believed the man had an accom
plice. The hooded bandit, who wore
gloves, a white long sleeve shirt,
and brown trousers, cased three
cars, even trying to start one, be
fore he found the green pick-up
truck, witnesses said. Apparently
he was searching for a vehicle
with ignition keys.
Three men, I. J. Johnson, E. L.
Lanier, and E. S. Thomas, all busi
nessmen chased the fleeing bandit.
Johnson and Lanier, who had grab
bed his shotgun from his stored were
in one car and Thomas in another.
The robber led the men over 26.65
.nnes beginning with Route 117 go
ing to the loop road at Lake Tut.
Negro resort, where he was almost
apprehended, then into a network:
of dirt and paved country roads in
to Sampson County. He hit Route
421 at Delway, turned back east to
Rose Hill, and finally abandoned,
the truck on a road shoulder about
a half mile from Waycross. The
Rose Hill men were never more
than a 100 yards behind the flee
ing bandit, who ran through a cot
ton patch into the woods. It wast
only then that he was seen without
his hood.
The man had a .32 or .38 pistol
which he pointed at a barber, Mel
vin Boilings, whose shop is across.
from the bank, and clicked it twice
but the gun did not fire. Lanier
shot at the bandit once during' that
chase and the robber shot at hiam
pursuers twice when he jumped--
from the truck to run into the--
woods. ' . , , . , ,. ... T -V'
,Law officers, Including Stater
Highway Patrolmen, State Bureau:
of Investigation , agents,;' FederaE
Bureau of Investigation agents, d'ep ,
uties from sheriffs offices In Tend-
r, Sampson and DupUn counties,"
ana state rotestry. servtce-men '
combed . the area beginning at
a. m. and were sUU searching 'to-
night A cub plane from Cllntaa ?
and 'two helicopters from Cherry "
Point are being used In the maaf
hunt. While the search continues.
(CeaMsmeg Om Back)
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