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Miss Frances Sitterson
Kenansvill6. will renresent
&) ht), daughter of Mr. an Alrv Jv fi.. BestoJUFon, 31isaB?tty Alene DaU, (low
y sr left), of the B. F. Grady School and A da 'Margaret Barf ield (lower right), of
the Calypso School These ' young ladies will compete with entiles from Piney
Grove, Seven Springs, Grantham, Brogd en, Mount Olive, Kenansville and Faison
tor the beauty title to be held at the Farmer's Festival in Mt. Olive on October 8.
The winner will be crowned during intettnlssion of the football game between
Mount Olive and Richland that night
Duplin County Farm
Duplin County Farm Bureau is
now conducting its annual mem
bership drive, itates E. V. Vestal,
vice - president. Why? Because
farm leaders in the county bejleve
every farmer realizes he needs a
"Spokesman" for himself and his
family if a fair share of the nations
income is to come his way. We can
not go to Washington or Raleigh
ourselves, so we must join together
and make our wishes known
through a farm organization.
Farm Bureau is the largest,
strongest and most agresslve farm
organization in America.' Farm peo
ple, through their elected delegates,
write their own program and wok
with other members in other coun
ties and State, to get their voices
Farm Bureau helped get Tobacco
curing oil exempt from' the Sales
Tax, was the .Daddy of Tobacco
Stabalization, Tobacco Associates,
and helped get the "Nickels for
Know-BW" program started vote
for the "Nickels" Program on Oc
tober 15, please) and has figured
in the passage of every major piece
of National Farm Legislation since
Duplin County needs every farm
family as a members-all 6000 or
mor of us. Our State goal for 1954
it for over 70,000 member. We have
more than 1,MO,000 in the V. S.
Every extra member means that
much more help and satisfaction to
th family. Let's not wait for the
other fellow to shake the apple
tree let's help shake it
, See your Township Director right
away. Directors are: R A.. Smith,
VMlberMpn; Taft Herring, Gliwon;,
ohn Warren, Fasion; Jack Coop
I, Rom Hill; Edd Grady, fWoU
iape; Jack Albertson, Island Crecfk;
Mrs. Davis Williams, Rock Fish;
Keneth Grady. Smiths: George Sum.
erHn, Limestone; Lott : Kornegay,
Warsaw; W. L. Bostic. . Magnolia;
M. I Lanier, Cyprus Creek; or Ar
thur Whitfield, Kenansville LeRoy
Simmons of Albertson is President
of the Duplin County Farm Bureau.
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Drive - Join Now
To Present Sr. Play
The Senior Class of Kenansville
High School will present "Yonng
Barry", a three-act comedy, at the
Kenansville School auditorium on
Friday evening, October 15, at 8:00
o'clock. Jimmy Wayne Stroud will
be seen as Eddie, the lovable young
local boy who wishes he'd done as
well as the town thinks he has.
Playing opposite him will be Diane
Stokes in a delightful romance of
adolescent youth. J. W. Kilpatrlck,
nlaylnjr Eddie's father, will handle
one of the richest comedy parts
written in any play.
Tickets are on sale at the 'Ken
onsville Drug Store and the Ken
ansville School. This unusually
well-written, comedy is a sequel
to "Almost Eighteen". Admission is
50c for adults and 25c for school
Vote For Nickels
For Know-How Friday
By MRS. ASHE MILLER
. October IS will he a. most im
.portant day for rural North Care
Una. On this day the Nickels for
Know-How Program will again
be pat to the vote of the people
as It wm three years ago. Since
ear Heme Demonstration Tllnb
members always take an impor
tant part In any program for the
betterment of ail rural people,
It is fitting that we should ex
ert every effort to enooorage a s
large; favorable vote. Crab women
will be eligible to vote along
"with their husbands on October
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er we are running a full story ex
plaining the Nickels for Knew-
How Program. Read this story and
go to the polls and vote. Wednes
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KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA,
Corn & Soybean
Field Day Oct. 14
There will be a Corn and Soy
bean Field Day at the Coastal Plain
Experiment,- Willard, N. C, Thurs
day, October 14.
This will be an opportunity for
farmers to observe the corn hy
brid test and see the type of stalks
produced by the various hybrids
adapted- to this area as well as the
relative yield and quality of the
grain. As the area increases their
livestock numbers adapted hybrids
present one of the best opportunities
to increase corn yields. Dr. Paul
Hirvey and Dr. D. L. Thompson will
be her to discuss the hybrid corn.
Dr. C A. Brim and J. C. Wells
will discuss the soybean test at
the station. Two new soybeans cal
led the Lee and Jackson will be
shown, which are superior to the
Dr. G. C. Klingman will demon
strate the combined use of nitro
gen solution and 2, 4-D for weed
conlrol in corn.
Several makes of corn pickers
will be demonstrated.
The farmer is confronted with
diverted acres the coming year. Dr.
R. W. Cummings, Director of Re
search, will discuss this problem.
All farmers are urged to attend.
VRRZ Oct. 13-15
The Duplin Business and Profes
sional Women's Club will sponsor
a devotional . program over Radio
Station WRRZ, Clinton, at eight,
thirty a. m. on Wednesday. Thurs
day and Friday, October 13, 14, 15.
This feature is a part of the clubs
observance of National Business
Women's Week October 10-16.
'"vo Annual Harvest Sale
, The ' annual harvest sale spon
sored by the Outlaw's Bridge Unl
versalist Church will be held Sat
urday, October 16, beginning tt
130 p. m. . '
: Presents and donations are being
solicited for this event: .: :
Baptist Church To Celebrate
Homecoming Sunday, October 17
On Sunday, October 17, the Ken
ansville Baptist Church will have
Homecoming Day. This is to be a
great day for the Baptists, and it
is their desire to share this day
with all those who have ever been
connected with the church through
membership or visitation. Everyone
Tne church has made considerable
progress in the last year, and a new
interest is being shown in the to
tal program of the church. For near
ly two years now, the people of the
church have been giving to the
building fund in order that an ed
ucational building and Baptistry
can be built. At present approxi
mately one-fourth of the cost of
the structure, has been raised and
it is hoped that on this day an an
nouncement can be made that one
half the cost or better has been col
During the past year. Sunday
School membership, and attendance
has increased more than thirty per
cent, thus making it even more evi
dent that this new structure is need
ed. As of October 1, 1954, three new
departments were organized in the
The Kenansville Baptist Church
was built around 1837 and with very
minor changes is exactly as it was
in those days. The new structure
is to conform with the architecture
of the old part. In the last eight
years, the church has progressed
from one service a month to a full
time program; a handsome brick
parsonage has been built and paid
for, and many other Improvements
such as a heating system, choir
robes, hymn books and landscap
ing have been done.
The minister of the church, Rev.
Lauren Sharpe, has already begun
his eighth year of service to these
fine people. The church and Sun
day School has a competent staff
of officers and teachers.
Visitors are always welcomed
and it is hoped that all of our
friends will put forth a special ef
fort to be present for the Home
coming Day on the third Sunday
Revival Oct. 11-17
The Dobson's Chapel Baptist
Church will hold its fall revival
beginning this Monday, October
Uth, and continuing each night
through Sunday night. October
17th. This includes a Saturday night
and a Sunday morning service. Each
service will begin at 7:30 p. m.
The guest preacher for the meet
ing will be Rev. Jack Falls, pastor
of the Midville Baptist Chapel,
Jacksonville, N .C. He Is a gradu
ate of both Wake Forest College
and the Southeastern Baptist Theo
logical Seminary. Rev. Falls is a
consecrated evangelist and his
messages will be an inspiration to
Special music will be given by
the Adult and Junior choirs. The
choirs are directed by Mrs. Pres
ton Brown and Mrs. Benjamin
Brown, respectively. In addition,
the nursery has recently been re
furnished with new equipment for
the convenience of parents with
young children. Mrs .Ashley Brin
son will be in charge of the nurse
ry. The church and its pastor, M.
Vann Murrell, extend a cordial In
vitation to all to attend this week
of special services.
Vote Fri., Oct. 15
Vote Next Friday for Nickels for
Know-How. The voting October 15
for the 5c per ton on Feed and
Fertilizer is tor the continuing of
the "Nickels" Program for another
three years. The last vote in 1951
that carried 9 to 1 was the result
of the State Legislature's action to
let farm people help speed up agri
culture research' and education.
The results of, this research has
already given help In new resis
tant varieties in plants, animal dis-
sease work, crop stand Improvement
and in over 30 other fields of re
search and Education.
Every one, young and old, who
has purchased feed or fertilizer in
1953 or 1954 should vote October IS
at one of the following places:
Jerry Teacheys Store, Rose Hill
Town Hall, L. M. Sanderson's Store,
Warsaw Town Hall. Jay Maready's
Store, Ransom Mercer's Store, Free,
ly Smith Store, M. B. Holts Store,
Gilbert Alphln's Store, Rock Fish
Community Building, County Agri
cultural Building and Scott's tSore.
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1954
Apply Now For Farm
Applications fo remployment as
enumerators for the 1954 Census of
Agriculture in west two thirds of
Duplin County will be accented be
ginning ()ctober 11th, it was an
nounced today by Field, Supervi
sor William L. Culbreth.
Persons interested should notify
Mr. Horace O. Ward, Rt. 1, Rose
Hill, N. C who is serving as crew
leader for this area. Application
forms can be obtained also from
the agriculture census field office
at the Veteran's Adm. Hospital, Fay
etteville, N. C.
Applicants for enumerators jobs
must be citizens of the United
States, have a high school educa
tion or furnish evidence of com
parable experience, be in good phy
sical health and of excellent char
acter and be between the ages of
18 and 65. They must have suffi
cient financial resources to sustain
themselves for approximately four
or five weeks from the date of ap
pointment until they received their
first salary check. Applicants with
veteran preference who meet all
requirements will be given priori
ty over non-veteran applicants.
Enumerator job applicants must
be licensed to operate and must pro
vide a privately owned automobile
in good condition. Pay rates will
provide for the cost of operating
cars on official Census business.
A. J. Fletcher, Founder of Grass
Grass Roots Opera
Coming To Duplin
Grass Roots Opera, the North
Carolina institution that has devel
oped an International reputation, is
to return to Duplin County in 3
performances of Hansel and Gretel
on October 27 and 26 it was an
nounced by Mrs. C. H. Pope, pres
ident of the sponsoring organiza
tion, Duplin. County Unit of N. C.
B. A. This unique traveling group,
formed in 1949 by A. J. Fletcher,
Raleigh attorney and business man
to give aspiring singers an oppor
tunity to perfect their art before
the footlights and give the public
a chance to hear opera in English,
was last heard here in the opera
Grass Roots Opera, which is ad
ministered by the Extension Divi
sion of the University of North
Carolina in cooperation with the
North Carolina Federation of Mus
ic Clubs, hay presented over two
hundred performances of opera In
this state since the first perform
ance during the 1949-50 Season. All
performances are sung in English.
The roster of singers for the 1954
55 season Includes some of the na
tion's finer younger voices. The
young artists come from Indiana,
Ohio, Texas and Arkansas In ad
dition to North Carolina. The Tar
Heel singers are from Weldon,
Winston-Salem and Raleigh.
Mrs .Alleen Lynn, well known
Raleigh pianist will again head -the
staff of accompanists.
II. C. Annual Universalis Church
Convention At Outlaw's Bridge
The 40th annual Session of the
Universalist Convention of North
Carolina, anual session of the As
sociation of Universalist Women,
Annual " session . of , Universalist
Youth Fellowship and session of As
sociation of Universalist Men, Con
vention officers, President John R.
Miller, . seoretsry, Earl , Matthews;
treasurer, Mrs. Vienna Balkcum;
A. U. W. president Mrs X P. Blan-
SUBSCRIPTION RATES: 13.50
Counticsa; $4.00 onMde tola area
Several members cf the Dupliri
Health Department staff attended
a Mental Hygiene meeting at Fay
etteville last Friday. The speaker
was Dr. Howard of Duke Universi
ty, Durham. This is a series of lec
tures for the benefit of Public
The town board of Commission,
ers of Warsaw at the October meet
ing last night, decided to do some
street paving. Property owners de
siring to have their streets paved
should contact Street Commission
er H. F. Lee or the town clerk for
The regular maternity and In
fant Clinic was held last Thursday
at the Health Department with reg
ular staff assisted by Dr. R. F.
Grady P. T. A.
The B. F. Grady school P. t. A.
will hold its regular monthly meet
ing Monday night, October 11, at
7:30 p. m. in the school auditorium.
All parents and other interested
persons are urged to attend.
Dr. Arnold Hoffman, Music Sup
ervisor of North Carolina Public
Instruction taught a group of 185
Duplin leaders what good music in
a church is, when he annparprt
through the sponsorship of the Du
plin Federation of Home Demon
stratidn Clubs on Sunday afternoon,
October 3, in the Kenansville High
Mrs. Walter Rhodes, County mus
ic leader, presided and presented
Dr. Hoffman to the group.
Dr. Hoffman pointed out that
there was a time and a place for
i In a church service, the music
used throughout the service should
elevate -and Inspire men's .soul to
worship the true and living God.
The music should be Inspirational,
should make man want to live like
To have this type of music in the
church, Dr. Hoffman suggested that
the music and hymns used should
really say something; they should
preach a text. He warned about
using music that had a "Saturday
night ring or dance tap" in our
We shouild be sincere. What we
sing or play should come from a
sincere and humble heart, else there
will not be true worshipers. Any
thing that is theatrical in nature
has no place either in the church
Choir members should not wear
gaudy clothes, large flowers, ear
rings, etc. Choir robes are nice for
they aid in creating a worshipful
Dr. Hoffman helped the group to
see that words of hymns are mean
ingful as he led them in singing
Hymns like "All Hail The Power of
Jesus Name", "Onward Christian
Soldiers", "Beneath the Cross of
Jesus", and others were written by
people who had experienced God.
Hymns such an these written by
people of true conviction can mean
much. When sung with feeling and
sincerity, everyone is drawn toward
In conclusion, he said, every part
of the service should be planned
toward that of aiding people in the
true worship of God. The service
should be sincere and the music
Snow Hill Revival
A revival will begin at Snow H1U
Free Will Baptist Church, near
Scott's Store, on Monday night Oc
tober Uth .Rev. J. B. Blames will
be the visiting minister .Services
will begin each evening at 7:30
o'clock. The public is cordially in
vited to attend these services.
chard; U. Y. T. president Jlmmle
Ward; A. U, M. president Horace
Ward; will be held during October
8, 9 and 10 J5r. B. F. Gibbons, Gen
eral Superintendent of Churches of
America, will speak.
This convention will be held at
the Outlaw's Bridge Universalist
Church. Each church of the state
is to send a good representation.
per lew In Duplin ftnd adjointaif
In N. C; MM nWde N. C.
At A Chevrolet Dealer meeting held at Hotel Goldsboro, on Septem
ber 21, 1954. Mr. R, E. Wall of Wasaw Motor Company was presented!
an attractive ebony and silver wall plaque in recognition of more than
twenty-five continuous years as a Chevrolet Dealer. The presentation
was made by Mr. P. E. Miller, Zone Manager, Chevrolet Motor Division.
R. E. Wall, Warsaw Chevrolet
Dealer has announced plans for a
two-day membership campaign to
be conducted October 12 and 13
throughout Duplin county by the
North Carolina Automobile Deal
ers Association. Mr. Wall is an ac
tive leader in Association affairs.
The campaign has as its goal en
rollment of new car and new truck
dealers as members of both the
State and National Automobile Deal
ers Association's. Mr. Wall, along
with some ldO other leading new
car and truck dealers throughout
the State will direct the campaign
on a countybjr-county basis.
One of the"primary functions of
the two Associations, Mr. Wall said,
is to help dealers in their manage
ment, custotier relations and sves
operations thereby aiding the pub
lic by making available responsi
ble, authorize? retain service work.
Mr. Wall said that during the
campaign a personal invitation to
join both Associations will be ex
tended to every new car and new
truck dealer in Duplin County, who
is not already a member.
The North Carolina Orthopedic
Clinic, serving New Hanover and
surrounding counties, will be held
on the second Thursday in each
month at James Walker Memorial
Hospital. The clinic has been form
erly held on the first Saturday in
each month. The next clinic is sche
duled to be held October 14 at the
usual hours of 8 a. m. until noon.
The clinic is an activity of the
Crippled Children's Section of the
State Board of Health.
KANSAS CITY, MO.Pfc. Robert F. Porter (right)
whose wife, Charlotte, lives on Route 1, Warsaw, N. cL.
is awarded a plaque in Germany by Colonel Donald
Christensen, 6th Armored Cavalry Regimeot Commands
for his season of play as an outfield on the regimental
baseball team. The group, coached by Chief 'Warrant
Officer Clyde Cleere (in rear), racked up a .500 averagj
for the baseball year.
Porter, a tank crewman in the reeiment's 2nd Raf-1
talion Headquarters Company, has been, overseas since
September 1953. :He; entered.the Army in March 1953.':
and is the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Porter. 153 CArct nrA
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PRiCE TEN CENTS
'On Stage America'
Coming To Town
Have you heard? The Kenans
ville Jaycees are bringing "All Stage
America" to town. Just wait til you.
hear about it! It is a musical min
strel review production with about
fifty or sixty people taking part.
Beautiful chorus lines and costumes
will make the play most colorful
nd entertaining. Southern bells,
Tiotsy Totsies, Dixie Dandies and
.11 kind of specialists will parade,
before you so fast that you will
think that you are in New York
Anyone interested in trying out
for the specialty numbers, comma
nicate with Mrs. Grace E. Page,,
telephone 2371 and she will be glad
to see you and make arrangements
'" a tryout.
Ilei-e are a few of the principal
aaractsrs: Amos by Ivey Bowden;
Miz B'.ue, John B. Edwards; Bro.
?rowford, Allen Dunn; Ball and
"-.ain, Mr. White; King Fish, Cy
"ictelb-MT Aunt Jemina, Vernorn
Reynolds; Rochester, Bill Helton -Sapphire,
Harold Dunn; Andy, Jack:
Bimson; Madam Queen, William
S. Craft; Interlocutor, John Hall.
Next week we will tell you more
about the "doings" of the Jaycees..
A man never fully realizes how
really cold the world is until his
creditors start making it hot for
Some people do not succeed be
cause their left hand never finds
out what thei night hand is doing.
The only way to show respect
for truth is to be kindly disposed!
to the man you know is in error.