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SUBSCRIPTION BATES: $3.50 per ier In Duplin and adjoining
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1954
Comities; M OO outside (his area In N. C; J5.00 oatedde N. C.
PRj'CE TEN CENTS
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Dut to the -conflict of Hurricane
Hazel and other changes it has made
it necessary for the Jaycees to post
pone their show until October 25-26.
The Kenansville Jaycees are at
work on the forthcoming produc
tion "On Stage America", a min
strel Musical, a hilarious home tal
ent offering, fun packed acts and
featuring many business men,'-some
of whom impersonate women. An
enthusiastic and colorfully costum
ed chorus and specialty numbers
make It a must for you. This play
is for the benefit of the many Jay
A Tiny Tot popularity contest is
a feature of the show being held
in conjunction with "On Stage A
merica" production. The small fry
of the town are participating. From
the winners who have polled the
largest number of votes, a King and
Queen will be selected and be
crowned on stage. Also rewards to
a Prince and Princess, Duke and
Duchess, Count and Countess. Poll
ing place are located in various
stores in Kenansville. Look in the
window of Bob Dail's Pool Room
for information. All children who
reside in Kenansville, of six years
and younger are eligible. Contact
Buy an advance ticket so you can
vote for your favorite amateur spe
Make it a date, October 25 and
26, Monday and Tuesday night
On Stage America" for the benefit
of the Kenansville Jaycees.
Be seein' ,you!
. Law enforcement officers cap
tured a 100 gallon copper still, 2
worms, 4 barrels of mash and a 5
gallon demijon of non tax paid
whiskey, in Glisson Township, Wed
nesday afternoon. No arrest was
' On the raid were Sheriff Miller,
deputy T. E. Revelle and constable
Hoy Hill of Glisson Township.
Coltrane Recommends 1 Tax'
D. H. Coltrane, budget Director of North Carolina,
is reportedly going to recommend to the State Budget
Commission a 1 tax on gross incomes in an effort to
raise $30,000,000 in addition to the present sales fax
The publisher of this newspaper is opposed to such
a tax. He favors a spread of the sales tax in a manner
sufficient to raise the desired funds.
J. R. GRADY, Publisher
KENANSVILLE MAIL ROUTES
Effective Friday, Route, one and two out of Ken
ansville Post Office became consolidated in the name
of economy from the Eisenhower Administration.
I have suggested for a number of years that resi
dents living within one and two miles of Kenansville
who receive their mail from Magnolia but to all intents
and, purposes live in Kenansville should get their mail
from Kenansville. The Magnolia route is an extremely
long route and my thinking is not to hurt Magnolia or
Rose Hill but to bring to Kenansville what should nat
urally be theirs. People living between Kenansville and
Dobson's Chapel, West to Highway 11, North to Ken
ansville should get their mail from Kenansville.
If the Post Office department would reduce mile
age on some of their longer routes in Duplin and add
it to Kenansville it would not be necessary to eliminate
one of our routes. Kenansville is the county seat and our
post office is second( class.
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OFMFMRFR BLACK TUESDAY7--Hundr6ds of dark-Milted
r i men and cortege-like lines of autos Jammed Wall Street 25 years
. ago October 29, as bewildered Investors witnessed the beginning
ot the disastrous stock market crash which was to usher in the ;'
biggest U. S. .depression in history. While stock tickers lagged 3
"t hours behind, a record 16,000,000 shares' changed hahBs at the :i
"beginning of the financial debacle which was to eventually effect
' 25.000,000 people, and involve1 an- estimated loss of tome $50,000,--
S .t: 000,000 in 1929-3 .
Joel Pearsall Pleads Guilty
1st Degree Murder In Slaying Of Wife,
Sentenced To Life Imprisonment
Attorney Vance B. Gavin plead
his client, Joel Pearsall quilty of
murder 1 nthe first degree, In court
here Tuesday before Superior Court
Judge Clawson L. Williams, for the
murder of his wife.
No jury was called in this partic
ular case. Judge Williams sentenced
him to life imprisonment.
Pearsall, colored, age 59 of the
Beautacus section was jailed with
out priviledge of bond, in the fat
al shooting of his wife, Josephine
age 34 on July 3.
Willis Locamy, white, age 29 and
Gerald Jones, white, age 18, each
received a sentence of not less than
4 years and not more than 6 years
in State Prison aftering entering a
plea of guilty to a charge of break
ing, entering and ' larceny of the
service station owned by Ike Hous
ton, blind merchant.
Elbert Bell, colored, was sentenced
to 6 months oh the road, after plead
ing guilty to four charges which
were: operating an automobile while
intoxicated, careless and reckless
driving, no operators license an.d
aiding and abetting in possession of
no ntax paid whiskey.
Bernice Brinson, colored, charged
with five counts, operating an auto
while intoxicated, careless and reck
less driving, assault, personal in
jury and property damage. After
pleading not guilty the defendant
was convicted and sentenced to four
months on the roads.
D. C. (Dock) Brewington, colored,
plead guilty to forgery charge, was
sentenced to state prison to serve
a 12 month term.
James Wright, plead guilty to As
sault with deadly weapon, was sen-
We should not be penalized,
R. GRADY, Editor
tenced to 6 months on the road.
Aaron Hill, plead guilty to the
charge of disposing of mortgaged
property, sentenced to 6 months on
the roads suspended on condition'
that he pay $75- for Wallace Stock
yards and court costs.
John Franklin More, appealed to
Supreme Court after the court
found him guilty of drunken driv
ing. Waddell Brinson, charged with a
worthless check count was remand
ed to County Court.
Carl Spencer, charged with break
ing, entering and larceny, nol
prossed with leave.
Adolph Branch, charged with
manslaughter case nol prossed.
J. T. Marshburn, charged with
breaking, entering and larceny
Charles Stewart, charged with
breaking, entering, larceny and re
ceiving stolen goods case nol
Bennle Stevens, tried on worth
less check charge was sentenced to
six month h the roads, suspended
o npayment of check and court cost.
R. L. West, charged with issuing
worthless check was ordered to pay
check and court cost.
John Davis, charged with forcible
trespass was given a 12 month sen
tence on the roads, suspended and
put on probation for three years,
pay $100 to Mt. Gilead Baptist
Church and pay court cost.
. Joe Denning, charged with forci
ble trespass was ordered to pay
Willie Henry Hill, charged with
possession and transportation of non
tax paid whiskey. Pay $50 fine and
,v TreeT iBdSlIngswbrth, charged with
possession of tax paid whiskey with'
seal broken was sentenced to 12
months on the roads, suspended on
payment of $50 fine and court cost.
Sudie Williams, charged with tres
passing and larceny was ordered to
pay $30 for T.. E. D. Smith and pay
Leroy Judge, charged with care
less and reckless driving, property
damage was given a three months
sentence, suspended on payment of
$50 for Mary Wood, pay $75 for Dup
lin County schools and pay court
Nancy Bland, charged with aban
donment of children, contributing to
delinquency of children and public
nusiance was given 12 months in the
womans division of state prison.
Willie Williams, charged with pos
session of non tax paid whiskey was
sentenced to 12 months on the roads,
suspended on payment of $100 fine
and court cost.
Vooren, young French actress,
brings a touch of warmth from
Nice, France, to warm you on
these chilly, late fall days. She's
at Nice for filming of her latest
film, Things Are Getting Hot."
East Central Football Conference
3 0,1 873
i 6 1 833
3 0 750
3 1 0 750
' 1 2 0 333
1 2 0 833
1 4 0 200
6 4 0 o
Wallace - v
Results of games played October 8
CHARLES POWELL, ' son off Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Powell, of Warsaw
was presented an Eagle Scout a
ward at the regular morning wor
ship in the Warsaw Presbyterian
Carnival October 30
Hey, boys and girls, do you know
Where the Goblins and Ghosts are
now? Theyare waiting just around
the corner to find you on October
30. Where? Oh, that will be at the
Warsaw High School Gymnasium.
And can you imagine such a thing
as this, the Warsaw P. , T. A. is
sponsoring witches, goblins and
ghosts instead of thinking of some
thing to make you learn at school.
Isn't that a new wrinkle? The P.
T. A. has fortified itself with such
a good committee of workers that
you jus can't afford to miss this
Don't forget! On Halloween night,
Overall chairman of, carnival,
Mrs. W. B. Whitfield; Movie chair
man. Mrs. Eugene Johnston, co
chairman, Mrs. Paul Britt; Bingo
chairman, Mrs. Belton Minshew,
co-chairman, Mrs. Frank Hobbs; Re
freshment stand, chairman, Mrs. Ed
Sheffield, co-chairman, Mrs. Bill
Sheffield; County store, chairman,
Mrs. Fred Baars, co-chairman, Mrs.
Walker Stevens; Beauty contest
chairman, Mrs. Sam Godwin; House
of Horrors, chairman, Ed Strick
land; Fortune Telling, chairman,
Mrs. J. T. Gresham, co-chairman,
Mrs. Norman Flowers; Fish Pond,
chairman, Mrs. D. J. Rivenbark,
Jr., co-chairman, Mrs. Henry Mer
ritt; Supper, chairman, Mrs. N. A.
Mitchell and co-chairman, Mrs.
Lucky Hell Drivers
The hurtlin gof ' a car from the
giant cannon will be the piece de
resistance of the 28-act program the
Irish Horan Lucky Hell Drivers
will present at Legion Stadium in
Wilmington on Saturday night at
8:30 p. m. and on Sunday afternoon
at 2:30 p. m., October 16 and 17.
The cannon act, which finds Dy
namite Bill Horton at the wheel of
the 1954 Dodge convertible, was ter.
riffic when introduced. It remained
the most magnetic feature in thrill
show productions through 1952 and
1953, drawing more people than
anyi other even ever attempted by
thril show troupes.
But Irish was not satisfied. This
year the act is even more sensation
al. The cannon has been built to
make the act even more dangerous.
The cannon was built at a cost of
$20,000, the most expensive as well
as the most stupendous thrill show
highlight of them all. Now it has
been built at an additional outlay
The expense and danger and the
perfection of precision driving the
cannon act entails are to be con
sidered when one realizes no other
thrill show has dared duplicate it.
After all, if is an Irish Horan trade
mark to stop at nothing to give the
crowds spine-tingling thrills they
will find nowhere else and his
Lucky Hell Drivers, best in the
business, are happiest when their
assignments are toughest.
Beulaville 13 Burgaw 0
LaGrangei 14 Wallace 6
Richlands 27 Mt. Olive 6
Goldsbpro 52 Snitbfield 0 "(n-c)
Warsaw. 13 - Aurelian Springs 0
Games to lie played October 15
Beulaville at Richlands -Burgaw
Mt. Olive at Smlthfield
Wallace at Jacksonville (non-con.)
Aircraft Observation Post Be
Established At Warsaw, Reported
, Mr." Clarence L. Warren wishes
to announce that the City of War
saw has been selected by Civil De
fense Officials and Air Force
Ground Observer Corps Personnel
as a location for an Aircraft Obser
It has been determined that a
Ground Observation Post is requir
ed at this citi in order to obtain
more adequate coverage in this area
insofar as spotting of aircraft is con
cerned in the event of a national
emergency. A post at this city will
lessen the possibility of destruction
of Prime Target areas selected by
' Mr. Warren states that many cit
ies and communities through out
N. C. are already organized and
participating and many more are
Persons volunteering for duty
Funeral Sunday For
Mrs. D. L Wells,
Funeral services for Mrs. Ma
ria Catherine Wells, wife of Mr.
L. Wells, Sr., of Wallace, were held
Sunday afternoon from the Rich-ardson-Hpneycutt
Mrs. Wells died suddenly Friday
afternoon in James Walker Memo
rial Hospital in Wilmington after
a two-day illness. Funeral services
were in charge of her pastor, Rev.
W. H. Hood. Interment followed in
Mrs. Wells was born in Kenans
ville 74 years ago. She was the
daughter of the late Libby Cooper
and Emma Blount Cooper. At an
early age she joined the Oak Grove
Presbyterian Church and was a
vegr-ctive member both there and
after she' moved her membership to
the Wallace Presbyterian Church
54 years ago. She is a former pres
ident of the Women of the Church
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left, and Zabuda make tackling a not-to-be-missed portion of the
practice session as they pay a visit to the Ramblers' practice
field in Seattle, Wash,
Full Back Hughie Lewis Leads
Undefeated Warsaw In Statistics
The hard running Full Back,
Hughie Lewis, of the Warsaw Tigers
who stands 6 feet and weighs a very
solid 193 lbs. is leading the rushing
offense o fthe Tigers by far and
this Senior who is a Grade A stu
dent should be a very good College
prospect. In the 1953 season Lewis
had a rushing- average of better
than 5 yrds. per try and in the 1953
season averaged 6.7 yrds. per try
or rush. In addition to his hard run
ning Lewis has been a demon on
defense for the Tigers in backing
up the line with many pass inter
ceptions as well and ran a pass in
terception against Aurelian Springs
in Warsaw only Non-conference
game to date for 62 yards to set up
a T. D. for Warsaw as he was only
stopped on the Aurelian Springs 3
yrd. line. Charles Braswell, the
Tiger quarterback has shared the
offensive spotlight with Lewis on
his fine passing.
The Tiger's Team record follows:
Tour last week's Times comes
late due to Hurricane Hasel. It
waa hoped electric power would
be restored' In time to get it oat
Saturday and Sunday bat it was
Impossible. The -. force worked
Bnnday nntll 8 p. m. The Times
will give a county survey of the
damage done in this week's issue.
with the Observation Post will not
be required to participate daily. Par
ticipation will be required only dur
ing practice exercises, emergency
alerts and in the event of a nation
al emergency. Young and old ma
take part in this vital Defense Pro
gram. The first meeting will be held
Monday, October 18 at 7:30 p. m.
at the Warsaw High School for the
purpose of getting organized and
trained. United States Air Force
Personnel will be present to explain
our defense requirements to be fol
lowed with a movie showing the
simulated destruction of one of our
largest American cities.
You are urged to share in this
vital community project. Contact
Mr. Warren for further information
about how you can help.
and for a number of years was a
Sunday School teacher and a Bible
teacher for her circle.
She is survived by three children,
Dr. D. L. Wells, Jr., Jack Potter
Wells, and Adelia Blount Wells, all
of Wallace and four sisters, Mrs.
John Larkins, Sr., of Raleigh, Mrs.
Leslie Dail of Magnolia, Mrs. Lacy
Farrior of Kenansville and Miss
Mary Cooper of Kenansville.
Active pallbearers were Leo Al
britton Tack Dail, John D. Larkins,
John ley, James Barden, Roy
Carter, l.. L. Mallard, Robert C.
Wells and James Wells Jr. Honorary
pallbearers were the officers of the
Wallace Presbyterian Church.
Hunting season opened Friday
morning for squirrel, deer, opossom
and racobn. Wild life officers urges
all hunters to be careful of their
firearms and be sure that you have
your hunting license.
iv TAlMfl F Khoweirls Marvan.
First downs 47 36
Touchdowns 8 1
Conversions 1 1
Safety 0 1
Total Points 49 9
Net yds. rushing 732 371
Net yds. passing 370 203
Passes attempted 54 36
Passes completed 24 18
Total offense 1102 574
Per game average 220.4 114 8
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HOW TO BULLDOZE A BULLDOZER Thi ancient steam tractor p.ued fc. i . i..
diesel-powered bulldozer isn't going forward, but i it's idol being: tugged av.ffy .ct,. i '. j,:
either. The onetime mechanical workhorse of the farm drew a "draw" . .. . .3.
at a corn' harvest festival near St. Joseph, Ko.
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MORE POWER TO YOU Carolina. Power & Light
Company will dedicate this new generating plant at
Wilmington on October 21, exactly 75 years after Edison
invented the electric light. North Carolina's Governor
Umstead has designated the date as Light's Diamond
jubilee Day This, picture by Hugh Morton shows plant
lights reflected oh the water at FwiUght.
Third District Congressional Rally
Set For Courthouse Here Wednesday
The Third Congressional District
Democratic Rally will be held at
the courthonse in Kenansville, N.
C, at 3:00 o'clock p. m., Wednesday,
October 20, 1954.
Democratic Nominees for the U.
S. Senate and State Offices, to
gether with other State Officials,
Congressman Graham A. Barden,
The high flying Tigers came out
victorious over a stubDorn and hard
fighting Aurelian Springs eleven
this past friday night at Warsaw
to keep their undefeated record in
tact. This was the first of three non
conference games for the Warsaw
Tigers and the next two with Wil
mington Junior Varsity this Thurs
day night at Wilmington and the
following Thursday against Fay
etteville's Junior Varsity at Warsaw
promise to be very tough for the
local boys because both of these
teams are of higher class than War
saw. Wilmington's J. V.s have won
3 games over Class A foes and have
lost only to the Eastern Class A
Champions which is Massey Hill.
The Tigers had a good opponent in
Aurelian Springs this past Friday
night but actually didn't have too
tough a time with them although it
was obvious the locals were taking
it easy in this non-conference game
to prevent injuries. Full Back Hugh
ie Lewis led the Tiger's offense as
usual on rushing with a net of 68
yards in 16 trys for an average of
4.3 yards per try. In addition Lewis
intercepted a Aurelian Springs pass
and ra nthe ball for 62 yards to the
Aurelian Springs 3 yard line to set
up the Tiger's second T. D. and re
covered a fumble to stop the foe an
other time on their own 31 yard
line. Hughie picked up 3 first downs
and ran for 23 yards on one rush.
Quarterback Charles Braswell had
his best night of the season as he
ran 4 times for a total of 10 yards
to average 2.5 yards per try, made
State Chairman John D. Larkins,
State Vice-chairman Mrs. John T.
Richardson, and other distinguished
visitors will be present and adress
A good representative group from
this Congressional District is ex
pected. 1 first down and scored one T. D.,
and completed 6 of 11 passes for a
total of 86 yards on which 3 first
downs and 1 T. D. were scored.
Braswell made 2punt returns for
9 and 2 yards also. Bobby Lanier
ran for a nefcof 20 yards in 7 trys
for an average of 2.9, 1 first down,
and 1 punt return for 15 yards antf
a very nice bit of broken field run
ning. Linwood Ezzell made a very
nice return on a kickoff of 12. The
Tiger's defense was once again very
good with Ends James West and W.
C. Tew and Tackle Wayne Davis
outstanding in the line as they
held Aurelian Springs to a rushln
net of only 36 yards. The Tiger's
pass defense was very good also
with Hughie Lewis, Charles Bras
well and Benny Hobbs outstanding
as they allowed only a net of 36
yards by passing. W. C. Tew had
his best punting average of the
season as he punted 5 times for a
30.4 average per punt and got oM
one dandy which was good for 4S
yards. The Tigers had a net in rush
ing of 119 yards to only 36 for Au
relian Springs and a net of 86 yards
by passing to only 36 yards for the
Aurelian Springs eleven. Aurelian
Springs completed only 3 of 13 pass
ing atempts to Warsaw's 6 comple
tions of 13 attempts and the Tigers
had 7 first downs to 5 for their foe.
Au'.elian Springs only were in War
saw teritory once in the first half
and once in the second half as they
were stopped at the Warsaw 37 yard
line in the first half and at the
Tigers 31 in the second half. The
fine punting of Aurelian Springs.
Melvin Green who punted 6 times
for a 32.3 average is the only thing
that kept the Tigers under control