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VOL. 2i; ' NO. 39
Records Of Old Duplin Marriage Bonds
Photostatic Copies Are On File
l!ov In Register Of Deeds Off ice
One of America's greatest teach
ers and philosophers once said.
"Let boys and girls learn to work
with ,and for others, while they
learn" to think and judge for them
elves." Khere is no question but
that such an organization as the
Junior Red Cros gives young peo
ple that kind of opportunity, n
But skill in learning and growth
in knowledge are not enough. Good
social attitudes, ideals and habits
of action must be formed too, or
schools will fall short of the best
ideals of true education.
I commend the students enrolled
in the Junior Red Cross upon their
accomplishments in the past, and
hope sincerely that this youth group
will continue to be a constructive
force in the community, the nation
and the world.
Plan Round Up
The' Duplin District held its
monthly meeting at the bank build
ing In Warsaw on September 21.
The fall "Round-Up" plan was
presented to the committee and
they voted 100 to Carry it out.
Tha Tiiwarnr Council la atrivinff !
for its 8000th member and we would
Uke for it to come from Duplin.
B. Walker Stevens aoDointed the
following men to serve as a noml
natlng committee for next year's
-fleers: Fred Baars, H. B. Korne-
Oand Robert Holt. This commit-,
vill meet in the near future,
forge Powell, chairman of ad
.neetnent, told the committee of
new contest started in this county
in order to boost our advancement.
'Mr. Stevens appointed N. A. Mor
rison to the chairmanship of the fall
banquet He is to report at the next
Local P. 0. Moves
To Hew Site
With this afternoon Kenansville
will have a new post office home.
The local P. O. closed at 10 this
morning and employees began mov
ing all equipment into the Miller
building on Limestone Street. Win
dows opened this afternoon for dis
pensing tonight's mail.
The Miller building has been con
ditioned for P. O. work. A new
front with three windows has been
installed. At present the old boxes
are being used until the new ones
arrive. The order has been placed
for them but It will be several
weeks before they arrive.
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By SAM BYRD
Since "The Duplin Story" I have
been tremendously interested in hu
man interest mateiial ab6ut Duplin
This week, Mrs. Christine Willi
ams, Register of Deeds of the Coun
ty, whos son Melvin played an im
portant role in the Sarecta Scene,
called me into the Court House to
show me an index to the marriages
which occurred in Duplin County
in the years 179 (year of the found
ing of Duplin County) to 1868.
Mrs. Williams explained that the
original marriage bonds of Duplin
County are in the possession of the
N. C. Historical Ass'n. at Ralieigh.
They are filed alphabetically in
boxes and may be consulted by the
Through the kindness of Mr.
Frank Burton, State Archivist, a
complete photostatic copy of the
Duplin County Marriage Bonds has
been furnished to the county, free
of charge. They arrived two weeks
Until August, 1937, the files, un
indexed, were in the State Archives
at Raleigh. In 1937, the compilation
was typed and indexed by the Li
brary Staff of the Genealogical So
ciety of Utah at Salt Lake City.
The indexed list of brides and
grooms includes records of 1553
marriages performed in the coun
ty since 1749.
There are two parts of the index:
Part 1, Marriage bonds listed alpha
betically under the name of the
groom; Part 11, :naex of Brides.
"It is believed that these 1553
marriages which are shown in this
index does not represent all the
i marriae8 which occurred in Duplia
1 5unty durln thl Prio1. but they
m f"eni an oi me marriage
records preserved during this peri
od," Mrs. Williams said.
"This index will be of invaluable
help to all persons interested in
family history," Mrs. Williams add
ed. "Information concerning family
marriages msy be secured "at the
court house through the aid of these
files without having to make the
trip to Raleigh."
Mr. Burton, State Archivist, who
furnished the County with these
valuable records, is a foster brother
of Mrs. Tforman T. Pickett of Mag
nolia. A few colored marriages are re
corded in the index and are plainly
Mrs. Williams has arranged to
have the files properly bound and
These marriage bonds have been
roperly copied and checked by
the State Historical Commission.
I spent a pleasant and an infor
mative hour Wednesday afternoon
thumbing through the records.
Chinquapin P. T. A.
Meets Monday Night
The Chinquapin P. T. A. will
meet in the school auditorium at
7:30 p. m. Monday, Octobef 4th. All
parents are urgea to attend.
The Duplin General HospitaJ this
week announces the appointment
of Mrs. Gwen B. Stanford as Direc
tor of Nursing Service. Mrs. Stan
ford is a native of Wilmington and
was graduated front the New Han
over High School in the class of
1936. Following high school, she en
tered the Hlghsmith School of Nurs
ing in Fayettevllle and finished in
the 1941 class.
Mfi. Stanford entered the Army
Nurse Corps in 1943 and served in
the United States and the European
Theatre. of Operations. While in the
United States she did psychiatric
nursing and later served with the
115th Evacuation Hospital in Europe.
She was discharged from the ser
vice with the rank of captain.
- Since being discharged Mrs. Stan
ford has done pediatric nursing un
der Dr. J. B. Sedbury, Wilmington,
was operating room supervisor at
Wayne Hospital In Golds bo ro, and
has - been, public health nurse in
Wayne County. -4 y-::
Mrs. Stanford is married to James
X. Stanford, son e& the late Mr. and
Mrs. W. A, Stanford of Winston-
Salem, N. C. They have three chil
dren, Thomas H, age 8, Sharon K,
age J, and Priacilla S., . age JO
months. They aow reside in Pink
Hill, N. C. where they art members
of the Presbyterian Church. Mr.
Stanford is an active member of the
ladies auxiliary, of the Veteransfof
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KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 30.
Cl "M.: Burns, formerly Mainte
nance Supervisor of Central Of
fice Equipment for Carolina Tele
phone and Telegraph Company, has
been appointed District Plant Man
ager of the Rocky Mount district.
This was disclosed yesterday by
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Chinquapin Baptists Plan Homecoming
At Sharon Church On October 3rd
The Sharon Baptist Church of
Chinquapin, will hold its Homecom
ing this Sunday, Otc. 3rd. During
this occasion the church will ob
serve its 60th anniversary. The ser
vices will include Sunday School at
10:00 a. m.; Morning worship at
11:00 a. m.. fololwed by a picnic
dinner on the church grounds.
The! guest minister for the occa
sion will be Rev. J. W. Castelloe,
a former pastor. Rev. Castelloe is
a native of Windsor, N. C. He re
ceived the' B., A. degree at Wake
Forest, College and the B. D. de
gree from Crozer Theologival Semi-
Varsaw Timers Wallop Beulaville 18-0;
x ne Warsaw libera reauj rorra
this past Friday night at Beulaville
as they ran roughshod over the
homestanding Pan:: ers by the score
of 18 to 0. Beulaville's only seri
ous threat came as a penalty back
ed the Tigers up to their own 15
yard line and gave Beulaville their
..my first down of the night. The
Beulaville full back failed to com
plete on two pass atempts and then
Warsaw's Hughie Lewis Intercept
ed the third pass attempt and ran
the ball to the 16 yard line where
the Tiger's power took over again.
The Tiger defense against the Pan
ther's running attack just could not
oe dented all night as Beulaville
only had a net gain by running of
5 yards. Only 4 of 18 pass attempts
were completed by the Panthers for
a total of 43 yards and they only
had the 1 first down which was
made on a penalty on Warsaw so
the Tiger's defense was very good.
On the other hand the Tiger's of
fense was so effective that it may
seem the score should have been
much higher because the Tigers had
a net gain of 153 yards by running
and 175 yards on passing for a to
tal net offense of 328 yards rot the
night. Hughie Lewis, the Tiger's 193
pound full back, really had a good
night for himself as he gained a net
yardage of 117 in 24 trys tor a 4.8
average; caught 1 pass for 8 yards;
completed 1 of 3 passes for 67 yards
and a T. D.; and intercepted a pass
to stop Beulaville's only serious
threat of the night
Quarter back Charles Braawell
continued his fine passing for the
Tigers as he completed 7 of 15
for a net gain of 118 including 3
first downs and this included one
past play . which Bobby Lanier
caunght for a gain of 60 yards.
Charles also took a 37 yard pass
from P. B. Hughie Lewis and ran
more yards for a T. D. with no
Beulaville player anywhere near
when he ' crossed the goal line.
Charles also picked up 1 first down
on quarter back sneak play.'
Bobby Lanier, who is the Tiger's
scat back with plenty of speed, ran
for total of IT yards in 10 trys
for the. night but he picked up 1
first, down, and scored 1 T. D. on
1 yard plunge over tackle after
he had set the T. D. up on the pass
play which he carried for 60 yards
and the Tiger's biggest singl gain
of the night.
Hughie Lewis made 8 first downs
on runing for the night and start
ed the Warsaw offense off in a big
way with, a Si yard return of the
opening klckott From this kick-off
return the Tigers really marched
on straight runing plays for the
first T. P.. ithHughie Lew-, runi
nlnf for total of J more yards
and nuking" 2 first downs: Bobby
Leister cunning for 6 yards and'
5. M. Friar, General Plant Man
tger of the telephone company.
Burns will succeed A .N. Mason,
District Plant Manager since Janu
Well qualified for his new as
signment, Burns has been with the
telephone company since 1927 when
he began his career with the com
pany in Maxton. During that ti:-ie
he has served in various capacities
throughout the company.
Since 1940 he has held a super
visory position in the Plant head
quarters in Tarboro.
, In his new position as District
Plant Manager, Burns will be in
charge of the plant in 22 exchanges
of the Rocky Mount district. This
district includes such towns as Wil
son, Fremont, Kenly. Lucama, Pike
ville, Stanio'nsburg, Elm City, Rocky
Burns will continue to reside at
his home between Rocky Mount and
Tarboro. He is married and has one
1 nary, Chester, Pa. He is now serv-
ins in the capacity of Assisctant
to the President of Cozer Theolo
In addition, Rev. B. G. Early, re
tired minister and former pastor,
will take part in the program. Rev.
Eariy served as pastor of the Shar
on church from 1909 to 1914. We
feel quite fortunate to have both
of these former pastors with us
The church and the present p as
tor, M. Vann Murrell, extend a cor
dial invitation to all the friends
and former members of the church.
In Conference Playlfc P, A. Praises
r m wuu wiwovv
making a fine run of 17 yards on
the end around play from his right
end position for the T. D.
Thus the Warsaw T. D.s were
made but there were many heroes
in the line who held Beulaville to
the poor total of only 5 yards net
by rushing including James West,
Jerry Davis, George West, Roger
Phillips and Wayne Davis, Bennie
Hobbs and Johnny Godbold.
Calypso Woman Is
Mrs. Eleanor Jeannette of Calyp
so was hospitalized Monday morn
ing from injuries sustained while
hanging curtains. Mrs. Jennette
was standing on a stool which over
turned and threw her to the floor. getl 0f County records ever audi
She was rushed to Wayne Memorial j ted by him. This is the first annual
Hospital where it was found she , audit completed since the abolish
had received back and internal in- met of the County Treasurer's Of
Juries. fice in July 1953. The Board of
Early Morning Club
Meets, Mrs. Dunn
The Early Morning Home Dem
onstration Club met with Mrs. R.
L. Dunn, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30.
MlssHager presented an interesting
demonstration on "Furnishing a
Child's Room." We had as our guest
Mrs. Ashe Miller of Beulaville.
The hostess served soft drinks
Getting Drinkingly Acquainted
Salesman Is Robbed Of $776
A Florida novelty salesman found
a beer binge at Joe Payne's place
in Wallace last Saturday night any
thing but novelty.
Cecil C. Cowart, who gave his
age as 28, was enjoying himself
with a group of drinking acquaint
ances who volunteered to take him
safely to his parked car when he
discovered he was over the sober
- Cowart told Deputy Sheriff Nor
wood' D. Boone, Investigating of
ficer, that -he got pretty high end
these boys were, going to take him
to his car parked on a lot down the
street from Payne's jlce. Instead,
they eVried him about three mile
Join Farm Bureau
Mr. Paul Shackleford, District N.
C. Farm Bureau Representative,
spoke before a large group of Dupr
lin County Farm Bureau leaders
at the Agriculture Building in Ken
ansville last week and emphasized
the importance of every farmer in
the State joining our Farm organiza
tion. He emphasized the following
1. Farmers are only 14 of the
Nation's population and "Must" be
organized and use their influence
through a large membership and
their elected representatives to se
cure their share of the National in
come. 2. The Tobacco program has stabi
lized Tobacco prices. In 1939 with
no control on program, tobacco
averaged $15.94 per hundred. Since
the Stabalization corporation was
organized in 1946 tobacco prices
lave averaged $50.00 or more, ex
;ept for 2 years. Farm Bureau help
id this program start.
3. Farm Bureau helped establish:
a. The Tobacco Stabilization Pro
gram; b. The Peanut Program; c.
Tobacco Associates the 10c per
acres to find new markets; d. The
"Nickels for Know-how Program
to aid Agricultural research and
education; e. Caused the Tax on
tobacco to be exempt from the
sales tax;f. Urged better schools
and , roads for farm people, and
many other things.
4. The South has 50 of the na
tion's farm population, and North
Carolina has the largest farm pop
ulation of any state in the nation
Only 1 farmer out of 4 in N. C. is
a member of the Farm Bureau. I'
we are to keep a workable farm
urogram, every farmer in the state
owes it to himself and family to
ioin this working organization.
Following Mr. Shackleford's
speech, Township Leaders rn'ri
their final plans to give every
Duplin County family an opportuni
r :'tr the Farm Bureau. See
your local director and join now.
r w m AAiiiaIsAl
At a special meeting of the Board
of County Commissioners hld Fri
day, September 24th at 3:00 p. m.
for th- purpose of hearing an oral
eport by Mr. Frank Booth, repre
senting A. M. Pullen & Co., on the
audit of Duplin County records just
completed by his company for the
fiscal year ending June 30th, 195.
the Commissioners heard lavish
praises of the work of County Ac
countant, F. W. McGowan. Mr.
Booth stated that he had no rec
ommendations for improvements in
methods and procedures being used
n keeping county records.
He stated that Duplin County Sup
erintendent of Schools, O. P. John
son and his staff, manage the local
school funds in e businesslike man
ner that merits commendation. Mr.
Booth stated that all funds cotlp -t-ed
by all County Officials had been
well and truly accounted for.
He further stated that the Duplin
County record are one of the best
Commissioners expressed apprecia
tion to Mr. McGowan for his ex
cellent work in the revision of the
county record keeping system .
Mr. Booth also commented on the
noticeable spirit of cooperation that
exists among the County Board of
Commissioners, the County Accoun
tant, the County Board of Educa
tion and all departments of the
County Government, as well as all
of the County Officials. This can
be appreciated by all Duplin resi
dents at a time when the! papers
have recently carried so many stor
ies of rifts in county governments.
from Wallace to a place right out-
They tied his hands, Cowart told
Boone, using handkerchiefs and
robbed him of $766.
According to Cowart the incident
took place about 10 o'clock. There
were four men in the group who al
ledgedly robbed him.
Cowart managed to work his
bands tree and made it to the high
way where he got a tide Into Wal
lace where he reported the incident
to Deputy Boone and State High
way Patrolman J. S. Brlley.
i The case la under investigation,
)ktr. Boone told the Times Wednes
day; . ;
SUBSCRIPTION BATES: f3M
Conntiei: S4.M nMde tbis area
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Pictured here are eleven judges who at
tended the banquet at the Kinston Country
Club on Friday evening, sponsored by the
6th District Bar, in honor of Judge Henry A.
Grady of New Bern, who is 83 and who has
completed 32 years on the Superior Court bench
in North Carolina. Seated left to right are
Judge Clawson L. Williams of Sanford, Judge
Leo Carr of Burlington, Judge J. Paul Frizzell
of Snow Hill, who addressed the group and
paid an eloquent tribute to the honoree; Judge
Grady, and Judge Henry L. Stevens of War
saw, resident jurist in the 6th District today.
6th. District Bar foscuctkn Honors
Judge Henry L Grady In Illusion
East Central Football Conference
Team W L T Pet.
Wallace 2 0 0 1000
Warsaw 2 0 1 833
Rxhlands 1 0 1 750
Mt. Olive 1 1 0 600
Smithfield 1 1 0 500
LiGrange 1 1 0 500
Burgaw 0 2 0 0
Bu4aville . -.--01- 8.. 0 fl-
Results of games played Sept. 24
18 B"ulaville 0
Richlands 19 Burgaw 0
LaGrange 19 Smithfield 2
Wallace 40 Mt. Olive 6
Games to be played October 1
Beulaville at LaGrange
t "t Richlands
Warsaw at Smithfield
. .c ui Burgaw
"At. O'ive Open
Sunday evening around 6 o'clock
in Micro a Mosley child ran right
out in front of a passing car. Mr.
Noble Crumpler was driving the
car, he was driving around 25 or
30 miles an hour at the time of the
accident. The child was thrown to
the pavement. Dr. C .C. Sox was
called and an ambulance. Dr. Sox
had 'he child taken to Woodard
Herring Hospital Wilson for obser
vation. It was thought the child
was hot hurt very much.
if By Shoo-Fly
The Shoo-fly eliminated a 1950
GMC pick-up truck Tuesday night
when it struck head on at Rose
mary Crossing shortly before nine
The truck, belonging to Foy
Thompson of Teachey, was parked
across the tracks facing eastward.
Deputy Sheriffs N. D. Boone, M.
D. Shivar, and Rose Hill Special
Deputy Burtis Fussell Investigated
the wreck. Rosemary Crossing is
between Wallace and Rose Hill.
Deputy Boone said Wednesday
morning that the truck was hit
squarely about the cab and car
ried one-half mile up the tracks. It
was completely destroyed, identity
of make being difficult from the
amount of damage.
Deputy Shivar said damage to
the locomotive consisted of break
age of two small pipes. There were
Mr. Thompson told the investigat
ing officers that his truck was
stolen off the street at Wallace
while he was In the picture show
Officers and Atlantic Coast Line
officials are Investigating.
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per year fat DnpUiand Mljaintaif
In N. C; I5 H oilMde N. C.
Quin County FH A
On Saturday, September 25, the
Quinn County Future Homemakers
of America held its Fall Rally at
the "Pow-Wow", Carolina Beach.
Attending were F. H. A. presi
dents, AdviseJs. and representatives
from the chapter clubs in Pender,
Duplin, Sampson, Onslow and Jones
counties. A picnic lunch was served
alter which the members gathered
" treir meeting. The group ac
cepted an invitation to Kenansville
. . -t .-. Cy. "Internationa!
Good Will" was selected as the
theme for the next meeting, and it
was decided to invite a college
foreign exchange student to speak.
A program was rehearsed for the
District 2 F. H. A. Rally to be held
in Goldsboro October 2. Approxi
mately 70 were at the Carolina
Rural And Urba n
Urged By Piland
Johnston County residents were
urged to help make the 1954 N. C.
State Fair, October 19-23, the big
gest and best in history.
County Agent John E. Piland ur
ged rural and urban residents alike
"to participate in the 1954 State
Fair in ever yway possible. The fair
belongs to the people and will be
only as good as the people make it."
He pointe dout that one of the
best ways of helping make the State
Fair a big success is to "go to Ra
leigh and spend all day on the fair
grounds, taking in as much as pos
sible." A still better way to par
ticipate, according to the county
agent, is to enter one of the many
competitive departments of the fair.
In 1953, when the State Fair cele
brated Its 100th anniversary, exhib
itors in the competitive departments
were awarded nearly $42,000 in
State Fair premiums. This year the
fair management, has put approxi
mately $50,000 in premiums. The
county agent expressed the hope
that several residents of Johnston
County would come home with
State Fair premiums and ribbons
this year. "This sort of statewide
participation can mean a great deal
to the individual competition," he
Piland again reminded citizens
that .they may obtain' i iflree State
Fair Catalogue and Premium List
by writing: Manager, N. C. State
Pair, p. O. Bo 1368, Baleigh, N. C.
PKiCE TEN CENTS7
Standing left to right are Judge Clifton L.
Moore of Burgaw, Judge Howard H. Hubbard,
o! Ciir.ton. Judge John J. Burney of Wilming
ton, who is now retired; Judge Grover A..
Martin of Smithfield, Judge George M. Foun
tain of Tarboro, and Judge Malcolm C. Paul, of!
Washington, N. C. Two former pudges who
were not in the picture b uwtho attended: the
event were Judgi Albion Dunn of Greenville
ar.d Jucge Paul B. Edmundson of Goldsboro
(Photc by Georgj Denmark, Jr., Kinstoni Fjree
P:e;s photogiaphar. Courtesy Kinston: Efee?
(From Kinston Free Press)
Thirteen Superior Court judges;
r former judges, and about 10O
lawyers from across the Eastern
part of North Carolina joined with
the 8th District Bar Association Fri
day evening in honoring Judge
Henry A. Grady of New Bern, who
celebrated his 83rd birthday last
Sunday. John G. Dawson of Kins
ton, a member of the State Board
of Elections and long-time friend
of Judge Grady, presided over the -
steak dinner banquet at the Kina-
Judge J. Paul Frizcelle of Snow
Hill was chosen to speak for the
jurists present in behalf of Judge '
Grady. He paid eloquent tribute to
his knowledge of the law, his sense
of justice and eminent fairness In
dealing with the members of the
bar and those who were tried be
fore him. He declared Judge Grady
to be "my idol as a great lawyer,
a humane, just and righteous
judge." and declared bis standards,
worthy of emulation by others.
Others in the party jurists pre
sented were Clawson L. Williams of
Sanford, Leo Carr of Burlington,
John J. Burney of Wilmington, Al
bion Dunn of Greenville, Clifton
Moore of Burgaw, George Fountain
tof Tarboro, Howard Hubbard of
Clinton, Malcolm Paul of Washing
ton, N. C, Paul Edmundson of
Goldsboro, Grover A. Martin of
Smithfield, C. W. Hall of Durham,
was unable to attend.
Greetings Press the Bar
Max Cogburn of Raleigh, admini
strative assistant to Chief Justice
M. V. Barnhill. represented the
Chief Justice, who was unable to
attend. Among the lawyers present
from Lenoir, Sampson, Onslow and
Duplin the 6th District and
Wayne County, also invited as
well as other places, who spoke
briefly in tribute to Judge Grady
were Zennle Riggs of Jacksonville.
Archie Graham of Sampson, brother-in-law
of the Judge ;Recorder
Albert W. Cowper, president of the
Lenoir County Bar Association;-.
Need ham Outlaw of Goldsboro, Per
cy Reed of Durham, former ttrw -partner
of Governor Umstead; W.'.
A. Lucas of Wilson, Louis Poisaon of '
New Hanover County, J. B. James -.
of Pitt County, Herman Clark of
Greenville in behalf of Cumberland 1
County; Norman Shepnard of Johh
ston County, Robert Winestyne of
Robeson County, Jndge John J.
Burney of Wilmington retired, and
J. Frank Wooten. dean of the Le
noir County Bar. A letter was read',
from W .G. Mordecai, jesting; Judge -Grady
about being "the oldest -mafti
in the world."
Judge Grady, who was born in,,
Clinton and reared in Dopltn Coun
ty, spoke briefly and with deep feel
ing for the honor shown him. He
observed that be hae'been on the-.
bench since 1922 and knew most of
the lawyers and judges by their
first names. He BDnreclateo tholrv
talents and ability, but most he ap-.
predates then- friendship and un
derstanding. He thanked Falxon
Thompson of Goldsboro: and Daw
son for arranging the dinner, u -que
in North Carolina lee l h
and declared, to the entire gWUA,.
,',u;v- turgei -you,
blew all of you. "'H
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