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VOL.21, NO.1 35
SECTION ONE L; liNANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd, 1954
PRICE TEN CENTS
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Teacher List - Duplin
All Duplin Schools are now open
. and operating on regular schedule.
The following teacher lisfa have
been supplied the Times:
. The largest school In the county
opened August 22nd with 1038 pu
pils enrolled. WRay Humphrey is
principal with the following teach
ers: ; :V-i'-';,,y-.- -
1st Grade Sirs. Ethllne P. Capps,
. Mrs. Frances D. Jenkins, Mrs. Vera
. H. Bostic. . .
2nd Grade Mrs. Lou Bell WiU
. Hams, Mrs, Christine Kennedy, Mrs.
3rd Grade Mrs. Hazel Cox, Mrsi
. Sarah Heath, Mrs. Eleanor Norris.
4th Grade Mrs. Macy Thomas,
Mrs. Hazel Scott, Miss Frances Mer
5th Grade Mrs. Hazel Miller,
. Mrs.. Phoebe Pate, Mrs. Eleanor Mc
Coy. 6th Grade Mrs. Louise Brown,
Mrs. Hazel Williams, Mrs. Lillian
7th Grade Mrs. Lillian Grady,
Mr. Carl P. Pate, Mrs. Ann Craft.
8th Grade Mrs. Blanche Hill,
Mr. Eldridge Thigpen, Mr. Foun
tain Taylor, Jr.
9th Grade Mr. Ramon L. Davis,
Science, Mrs. Anna B. Guy, Math -English,
Mr. Allen Dale Bucklen,
10th Grade Mrs. Mary S. Mer
cer, Math-English, Mr. Malcolm Mc
11th Grade Mr. F. V. Spence,
History, Mrs. Leland Grady, English-French.
12th Grade Mrs. Kathryn Bar
bee, English, Mr. William D. Thig
pen, Math-History, Home Economics,
Mrs. Iris Aldridge, Commercial, Wil
liam G. Jones.
Falson High School
R. A. Gray, Principal, Mrs. Mac.
M. Casteen, Home E&, Mrs. J. F.
Oliver, Lang ..Mr. Eldon F. Thorn
ton, 8th, Mrs M. C. Bowder, 7th, Mrs.
Edwin McColman, 6th, Mrs. Ruby
Blount, 8th, Mrs. Mary P. Ray, 4th,
Mrs. Margaret Davis, 3rd, Miss Beu
lah Martin, 2nd, Mrs. Sarah Turn
er, 1st, Mrs. Clovadel Montgomery,
Primary Combination, Mrs. Eliza
beth Clifton, Special Ed. ,
Elementary Annie M. Raper, 1st,
Huldah Strickland, 1st, Everette
Cox, 2nd, Pauline Flythe, 3rd, Fran
cis Strickland, 4th, Hilda Sutton,
5th, Inez Davis, 8th, Geneva Byrd,
7th, Louise Cole, 8th.
High School Mrs. Lloyd Hontz,
Marguerite Taylor, commercial, Lo
relle Martm. H. E. Grubbs, Princi
pal, W. H. Hurdle, agriculture,
Nancy Long, Music.
Elementary Miss Lou Jackson,
1. Mrs. Elizabeth James, 1, Mrs.
Dorothy Mills, 1, Mrs. Berta Maie
Barden, 2, Mrs. Matilda Pruit, 2,
Mrs. Lydia Reece, 2, Mrs. Eugenia
Dail, 3, Miss Pauline Wooten, 3,
Miss Mary Q. Brown, 3 & 4, Mrs.
Leota Brinaon, 4, Mrs. Ida Mae
Sanderson, 4, Mrs. Hazel Brinson,
5, Mrs. Blanche Wood, 5, Mrs. Pa
tricia Byrd, 5 & 6, Mrs. Luvoise
Landen, 6, Miss Effer Pickett, 6,
Miss Margaret Jackson 7, Miss Elo
ise Turner, 7, Mr. Norman Aycock, 8
Mri George F. Landen, 8.
High School Mrs. Mary Sander
son, 9th Home Room, Science, Mr.
J. E. Gregory, 9th Home Room, His
tory & Coach, Mr. William L. Regis
ter, -10th Home Room, Math, Mrs.
Polly B. Thomas, 10th Home Room,
Commercial Mrs. Vane A Albertson,
11th Home Room, English, Mr. Wil
bur Williams, 12th Home Room,
French Sc English, Miss Peggy Anne
Cox, Home Economics, Mr. W. P.
Hubbard, Agriculture, R. L. Pruit,
Elementary Mrs. Louise W. Mit
chell, Mrs. Coral Burch, Mrs. Kath
erine Wallace, Mrs. Florence Cur
rie, Mrs. Virginia G. Penney, Mrs.
Juanita B. Kretsch, Mrs. Nannie P.
Brinson, Mrs. Edna E. Brinson, Mr.
Lauren H. Sharpe, Mrs. Sallie C.
WILSON Average pricet by
grades for Eastern North Carolina
flue-cured tobacco were generally
steadyto slightly lower during the
second week of auctions. Volume
of sales was extremely light most
of the Week but fairly heavy on
Friday. Quality ol offerings showed
some improvement when compared
with opening week reports the Fed-
Eastern Tobacco Market Weekly Repo
- eral-State Market News Service.
- Sales for the week ending Friday,
r1,; August Zt grossed :25,$14,409 :0Unds
and.verged 53.12 .per"'hn3WI
i The; average wanly: JleW"'
;.v' bovf that o the first we' Vol
ume increased around; JLS.d 'jJtjfolbh
pounds. Season salea'feached 36,
' 433,908 pounder tor Tan eragr,of
$56.05. During the first ten days last
year 93,812,592 pounds had averaged
, 153.85.. ,..
' Around halt of, the grade aver.
' ages were lower. Losses generally J
. amounted to "11.00 and . 82.00 per
hundred pounds. Several Mattered
County For 1954-55
Ingram, Mrs. Mattie W. Sadler.
High School Mrs.: Carolyn G.
Outlaw, Home Economics, Mrs. Faye
Q. Williams, Business Education it
English, Mrs. Martha-: G. Brinson,
Science and Math, Mrs. Pearl C.
McGowen, English and French, Mr.
WiUard H, Helton, Social Studies
and Coach, Mr. Paul Blizzard, Agri
culture, Mr. Z. W. Frazelle, Math
Elementary First . Miss Maggie
Bowden.Mlss Nora Blackmore, Mrs.
Magdalene Standi; Second - Mrs.
Lena Carlton, Miss Nell Bowden;
Third Miss Lenora Womack, Mrs.
Martha Buck; Fourth - Mrs. Rose
Hollingsworth, Mrs. Betty Helton;
Fifth . Mrs. Alice Holland, Mrl
Joanne Best; Sixth Mrs. Edna Mc
Lamb, Mrs. Mary Lee Jones; Sev
enth - Mrs. Madeline Smith; Sev
enth & Eighth - Mrs. Estelle Peirce;
Eighth - Mrs. Mary Farrior; Piano
- Mrs. Nell Middleton. '
High School French and English
- Miss Mary Lou Wilkins; English -
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The Rev. Otis Ridge, Charge Lay
Leader of the Duplin Charge and
also a local preacher in the Meth
odist Church will be the guest
speaker at the Kenansville Metho
dist church this Sunday morning,
September 5th, at the 11:00 worship
service. Mr. Ridge will occupy the
pulpit, while the pastor, Rev. J.
G. White, is on vacation. The pub
lic is cordially invited to attend.
During the past two months the
Kenansville Fire Department has
been kept busy answering fire calls
of various kinds. These men are do
ing as good a job as might be ex
pected of them for the kinds of
fires to which they have been cal
led. They have been most unselfish
in response and activity and have
spent considerable lime and affort
for community service. Firefighting
at its best and simplest is a haz
ardous occupation no one sees it
more clearly than do those who
have gone through the process. The
laws of the state and common sense
require all bystanders to stay out
of the way of firemen and equip
ment. On last Sunday night, as on sev
eral previous occasions, the people
were most uncooperative in this
matter and added a greater hazard
to the fire service. The blocking of
a road by more than a score of ve
hicles not belonging to firemen pre
vented firemen from' driving to the
cene of the fire and also prevented
.he withdrawal of fire apparatus
from the scene of the fire for near
ly a half hour. During all that time
equipment and personnel were tied
up so that they could not have re
sponded to any other call that
might have been received. Also, if
had been injured he
zould not have been taken to a
doctor or hospital in that time.
The Fire Department does not
wish to seem to be stepping out-of-
bounds, but in this matter it is law
that the officials of a fire depart-
mbent can indict any person or per
sons who get in the way, who fail to
yield right-of-way to sirens or red
lights, and who block drives or.
roads thereby preventing freedom
of movement of fire apparatus. It
is a violation of law for an outsid
er to follow a fire truck in response
to a fire.
We trust that in the future we
shall not have this trouble. How
ever, if anyone should cause any of
the above to happen, consider y r-
self under arrest. The officers of
the Fire Department are authorized
and will present bill or ticket of
indictment. Please cooperate that
these measures shall not be nec
essary. Help us to help you save your
life and property..
grades showed similar gains. Most
offerings were bringing from $5.00
to $10.00 above' their Government
loan rates.!,' However; several bet
ter quality -grades were even with
or only slightly above their sup
port. The percentage of leaf offerings
showed a sharp Increase, Primings
and lugs decreased in proportion.
The ration of nondescript offerings
was smaller. Bulk of marketings
consisted Of tov and fair leat low
tj. good prtjiig)jr andJarand food
;: Receipts jrn anVJe, vernnjent
ioaii jq jUie'biifeatin' Corpora
round f of gross, sale Seaaorf a
liveries also approimately B. ,
- Stocks of Cue-cured tobacco own
ed by dealers and manufacturers on
July 1,: 1964 totaled 1,915,122,000
pounds farm-sales weight). This
was an Increase over the 1,851,927
000 pounds held year earlier.
. A Chevrolet truck owned andop
erated by Mr. D. W. Smith of Pink
Hill and 'B Pontiac car, driven by
Raymond Tomer, Jr., of Albertson
colUded'V In . front of the Smith
home abott 10:00 p. m. Saturday.
Returnmgv.from a fishing trip to
the coast, Mr. Smith was turning In
to the driveway at his home when
the accident occurred.
JohnnWllliams of Pink Hill,
Route 2,o:. occupant of the Turner,
car was the pnly one who was seri
ously .injured, ! but both car and
truck "weti Complete wrecks, , .
.'.The 'annual Farmer's Day in War
sawsponsored by the Rotary Club,
will be hedl September 12, this is
the sixth'' annual farmer's celebra
tion. E. C. Thompson will be mast
er of Ceremonies. Written invita
tions only. Dean Colvard will be
the principal speaker.
Be Ye Kind To
' Being ' kind to dumb animals is
a might1 tiA4; way for any one to
be but (t 'ian ause a "stink" at
times. Such' was the case with Dr.
C. F. Hawes of Rose Hill.
WO will begin by saying that Dr.
Hawes has , all kinds of considera
tion' for V.aftlinels and reptiles as
well as huajansi One day recently
he was ridihg along the .highway
when he spotted a turtle creeping
along. Being humanitarian Dr.
Hawes picked np the turtle and put
him in the car, with the intention
of providing the reptile with a
home; Being very busy man, the
turtle was - forgotten- until a few
days Utefhen iad odor was de
tected ut the' car by Mrs. Hawes.
K car 1vas .taken to Faircloths
ige wrherethe seats were re
moved, Btvf (lpon the removal of
part 66'ttiilpholstery, in the back
of ', the Wlere was the turtle
"dead, 9 a floor nail." It just goes
to prove' that creatures as slow as
turtles can make a quick get away.
County Law Officers will be
on the alert,, over the Holiday
weekend with checking stations
all over' the county. There will be
electrical speed checking devices
and radars at these stations with
a pafrpInuuK to answer any ques
tions':' travelers would like to
ask pertaining to motor vehicle
law or any' other questions. Tjiere
will be a .wrecked car at each
station,, that,' someone has been
seriously injured in to remind
travelers that it could be anyone.
Let's all strive to make Duplin
County, Fatality Free over the
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Receiving the tribute ci raUful tuUon this Labor Day are the million ot America's writers Infill nM tobrop,
outdoor, office or shop, above the) ground, on the ground and under the ground. All combine to make America theworlds
creates MtlM apd land of opportunity for all working man and women. In union with the entire country, we offer our "ThanM.
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Methodist Men Duplin Charge Get
Refusal To Sell
Leo Middleton of Kenansville and
Mayo Pickett, both colored, of
Chinquapin, were jailed early Wed
nesday morning, for assault with a
deadly weapon on J. A. Alphin,
white which took place late Tues
Middleton and Pickett went to the
Alphin home, whith is located a
bout three miles northwest of Ken
ansville,.. on(Tuesday. . evfnuig to
buy some watermelons. Upon their
request for the melons, Alphin told
them he did not want to go to
the field for them. Middleton insist
ed and began using proface lan
guage while in the presence of Al
phin's wife. Alphin asked them to
leave and after their refusal, Al
phin struck at Middleton and Mid
dleton began cutting Alphin with a
pocket knife, inflicting injuries to
Alphins arm which required medi
During the fracas Pickett left the
car, they were riding in and be
came involved in a fight with Rob
ert Alnhin, J. A. s biother.
Middleton left the scene but
Pickett remained in the car in Al
phin's yard, until Wednesday morn
ing when he was arrested by dep
uties W. O. Houston and Shiver.
Middleton Was arrested at his home.
Both men were lodged in jail but
...oro roleised under bond. Middle
ton is out under a $1000 bond and
Pickett was released under $500
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The Methodist Men of the Dup
lin ' charge received their charter
from the General Board of Lay Ac
tivities at their charter night ban
quctvheld in Kenansville, August
9th. The club, organized last May,
observed the occasion by inviting
their wives to the banquet. There
were approximately 37 present,
meal was served by the W. S. C.
S. of the local Kenansville Metho
dist Church. The pastor, Rev. J.
G. White, presented the charter to
the president, Charles H. Holland,
Jr., In the absence of the district
The Methodist Men's organization
is a national organization of Lay
men i nthe Methodst church who
have organized themselves to pro
mote the general program of the
-church. TK&db TSctNes" of "Methodist
men are: To seek daily Christ's
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Shot In Argument
Sheriff Miller's department re
ported a shooting near the Charity
crossroads section Sunday at 4 p.
Negro youth. Vcrzona Chaste;!.
13, was shot in the stomach by
Role.nd Dixon, a 12-year-old Negro
boy, after an argument.
Chasten died before he reached
Chasten, son of Butler Chasten,
and Leo Spieer is reported to have
chased Dixon to his home where
Dixon grabbed a shotun with no
stock and fired away.
The coroner reported that the
case will be turned over to Juvenile
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Mrs. Dixon Guthrie has resigned
her place as town clerk.
Dr. John Powers, popular public
health officer, is vacationing this
Annual check-up for midwives
was held on Friday of last week.
Fifteen were present for informa
tion and check up.
Dr. B. M. Drake, assistant direct
or of local health division and Dr.
Groean of the State Board of
Health, Raleigh, lectured the mid
wives on care and child birth. Miss
Jo Anna Longacres, nutritionist al
so lectured to the midwives.
Beginning at 12:30 Dr. Willis con
ducts a clinic for babies on every
fourth Thursday. Last Thursday
there were thirteen mothers and
nine babies examined.
The Health Department is assem
bling first aid boxes for all county
schools, both colored and white.
They have also prepared school
health calendars for every teacher
in the county. These give monthly
information on chllds health and
State College of Agriculture and
Engineering of the University of
School of Agriculture
Department of Information
Office of the Editor
August 26, 1954
Mr. J. Robert Grady, Editor
The Duplin Times
Kenansville, N. C.
pear Mr. Grady:
Just a note to express to you my
congratulations on the editorial con
tent and the general make-up and
ippearance of your special tobacco
3dition issued Thursday, August 12.
You certainly have done a good
ob and I not only congratulate you
on the excellent material included
in the issue, but also on the fine
idvertising support given you by
your local business organizations.
We are always happy in this of
fice to cooperate with you in the
)i esent:it:on of pertinent farm in
'orrruition to your readers, and we
:rpreci:iti the wonderful support
ou have always given us.
F. H. Jeter, Editor
Honorable Judge Clawson Wil
liams has declared that court will
not convene on September 6, 1954,
due to the Labor Day holiday. All
cases calendared for Monday
will be tried on Tuesday, Sep
tember 7, at the Kenansville Court
FIRE DESTROYS ..
Saturday night, August 28, fire
completely destroyed the projec
tion booth at the Wallace Drive-In
Theatre. E. C. Sanderson, owner and
operator of the Drive-In announces
that plans are underway for the
immediate restoration and he hopes
that the theatre will soon reopen.
The loss included three prints of
the special feature "River of No
Return" which was scheduled to
show Sunday, Monday and Tues
day The loss was not covered by in
surance. Watch this paper for notice
of the reopening.
Harper Reunion v
Saturday, Deep Run
The annual Harper reunion, will
be held Saturday, September 4,
1954, at the Deep Run School, Deep
Run, N. C.'AU the descendants of
Warren Harper, Simpson Harper,
Jesse Harper, Blagkledge Harper,
Wendell Harper, Frank Harper,
Bright Harper, Bob Harper, Tom
Harper, Blaney Harper, Cornelius
Harper, Zack Harper, or their rel-
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atives are coruiany mvucu m u. nig
a picinic basket and attend this
fourth annual reunion. The morn-
ing program, wmcn win oegin ai
10:00 a. m. will, include a talent
program by members of the clan.
A special treat to be enjoyed is
the "4-H'ers," a male quartet which
has appeared on several radio and
TV programs. Members of the quar
tet are Wendell Harper, Everette
Harper, William "Sonny" Harper,
and Clarence Humphrey.' Also in
cluded, will be a .reading by Fran
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Dr. Ralph D. Wellons. Governor
of the 279th District of Rotary In
ternational, who addressed the
Warsaw Rotary Club Thursday, and
conferred w.m President Arthur
M. B 'nton and Secretary, Alton W.
Greenlaw' and committee chairmen
in Rotary Administration and ser
vice activities, and plans for the
participation by the Rotary Club of
Newport in the world-wide obser
vance of Rotary's Golden Anniver
sary, February 23-June 2. (Story on
Wreck Toll Heavy In
Week - No Deaths:
Patrolmen were busy over the
weekend investigating wrecks ov
er most of the county.
Friday night David (Slick) Mur
phy, 29-year-old white man of Route
2, Rose Hijl was traveling 1 mile
eas of Teachey at an excessive
speed on curve and slippery road
lost control of the 1952 Plymouth
that he was driving and suffered
a fractured left arm and lacerations.
He was carried to Dr. C. F. Hawes
office at Rose Hill for treatment and
liter removed to Veterans Hospital
at Fayetteville. No charges were
preferred. Damages to car were es
timated at $400.
Saturday afternoon Raymond Lee
Batts, 24-year-old colored man of
Rose Hill stopped at the intersec
tion of Lake . Tut Road and Rose
Hill Street when a vehicle driven
by David Llbyd Brinson, 29-year-old
colored ' man ' of ' Kenansville,
traveling eafct stopped at stop, sign
at intersection,' attempted, to make
a right turn with -excessive; speed,.
Skidded Into front .' -of Baits ;s.
Brinson left Aha seehj of the acci
dent but surrendered Tuesday. He
was charged with eareless and reck
less driving "and no operators li
cense. Damages estimated to each
car was $35.: '.'. ?)';';,"
John Walfordi Jr ot Kewport
driving 18U Plymouth Sunday af
ternoon on .highway 41 west of Wal
lace at Coiwell Smith's home lost
Bessie Mae Tann, received a ver
dict of murder in the second degree
and was sentenced to not less than
15 and not more than 20 years in
State Prison by Judge Clawson L.
Williams in a Superior Court term
Bessie Mae pleaded nolo conten
dre to the murder charge brought
against her in the death of her com
mon law husband, Matthew James
Bertis Fussell, charged with mis
treatment of a prisoner, the court
ordered the case be nol prosed.
The Solicitor announced in open
court that he had investigated the
evidence and had also tried the
case of the State versus Robert Mer
ritt, the prisoner alleged to have
been mistreated and that upon the
information gathered, he felt that
the action should be dismissed.
Cecil Basden, plead guilty to
breaking, entering and larceny, was
sentenced to not K .;s thn 4 and
not more than 6 yea. s in Ltate Pri
son. Basden also plead guilt to car
rying a concealed weapon, another
charge, and was sentenced to J1
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morons en .tne roass, ins sentencer
imposed to Mgin at th eJfpiratida
0f the breaking, entering and laf
ceny. The sentence in this case to
be suspended on condition that he
violate no laws, state or federal
and on further condition that the
defendant is not to possess or own
of the condition of the suspension
a pistol at any time, or on violation,
that he would have to serve the
sentence in this case.
George Henry Sim.uons, received
a sentence of not less than 2 and
not more than 3 years in State Pri?
son on a forgery charge. On a sep
arate charge to assault with a dead
ly weapon, Simmons plead guilty
to the charge and was sentenced to
two years on the roads. Sentence to
run concurrent with sentence im
posed on the forgery count.
Piayer tor judgment was contin.
ued upon payment of court costs for
J. D. Alphin for forcibie trespass.
Tom i'vvri'tt, was sntenced to
ct It's than 4 and not more than 6
years in State Prison for fogry.
i non suppoit charre and was sent
jneed tj t; tTwr.liis on the roads,
C ha :i" Boiwy. plead gu'.lty to
e:::e ice tu:;ienaed on condition
that no pay ti.e court cost, pay aoc
'o; bill m;l pjy 515 per month for
benefit of chil
Florei.re Worrell, charged with
restitution and bad conduct, the
ourt directed a verdict of not guil
ty. Edgar Tyler, plead guilty to pos
session of whiskey for the purnose
of sale, was given 18 months on the
roads. Sentence suspended up' n the
payment of $200 fine and cosv.
Ada Mae Everett received a sen
tence of 12 months in iail for lar
ceny from a person. The sentence
was suspended on payment of cost
and defendant placed on probation-
Leroy Lanier, plead guilty to
store breaking and larceny, receiv-
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control of his car skidded on wet
pavement and turned over. Dam
age approximately $350. No charges
About 7:45 Sunday night Miss.
Dorothy Casey, white, of Route. 1,
Dudley, was traveling north on a
1953 Chevrolet at intersection of
highway 117 and Charity Crossroads
when a car driven by Theodore
Roosevelt Boney, coldred, of Route
Rose Hill came to intersection
11? and stopped and as car driven
by Miss Casey came into intersec
tion the car driven by Boney pulled
out into 117 in front ot her. Mis
Casey's car was damaged approxi
mately $500 with Boney's damages
estimated at $450. Miss Casey suf
fered injured right leg and bruised
chest and head. Boney fled from,
scene ot accident and was charged
with hit and run, careless and reck
less drtvlngHe. surrendered about
midnight Sunday and.' was released
on bond.' i?.?":.-: ..--:"''.. '-::-'i:-
, Aboitijl:4o Sunday night on high
way lltt the South stop light uti
Rose Hn a car driven by Graham
Aubrey pope, 20-year-old white mast
ot v Wallace, had stopped ' for that
light when a car driven by Murrey
TyndalL white of Corona, N. T ,
came up to the rear and hit FopeTsi
car, Tyndall was charged with faitw
ing to give right of way and releaa
ed Monday,' J