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VOL. 21, NO. 41
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1954
PRICE TEN CENTS
Boy Scouting Is No Joke!
The apathy towards Boy Scouting in DuplM 'Coun
,.1y is becoming alarmmg. We are wondering what our
I elders are thinking about We read daily atarast, and
surely weekly, where youth some places have gone
astray. Yes, we say, "it can't happen to my tooy" but
letfs not kid ourselves, it can. Have we forgotten the
" .marijuana incidents in Duplin not too Itmg ago.
I (don't believe anyone questions Iflhe great work
of Boy Scouting and records show the Boy Scouts do
not indulge in these things nor do they get into many
(Other -kinds of trouble.
Folks it's time for Duplin people to wake up to their
responsibilities to the youth of today and the men of
tomorrow. It becomes disheartening when men volun
teer their time and services to carry on a program and
the people do not back them. Not only the general pub
lic, but committee members seem to find excuses not
to' attend meetings.
It's a bad situation -it's alarming and we may be
sorry tomorrow. It's time Duplin should wake up to the
real value of Boy Scouting. Scouting is not play, it's
serious work with the welfare of our youth at stake.
What are we going to do about it? It's up to you.
-J. R. (Grady
This is not Sntended as "an adver
tisement but a suggestion to every
on who nag not seen the picture
"Martin Jjtrther" be sure and see it.
In our wp'inion it is a great picture
and those who do not see it are
missing something real in life. It is
history, real history of protestanism
in this world. It tells how the prot
ectant church came into being and
is reported to be authentic. If you
are not particularly interested In
religion or history it is first class
entertainment. It will show at Cap
ital Theatre here through Saturday
Our Hats Off To The Men Who Dealt With Hazel
Duplin County has been designat
ed among the National Emergency
counties of Southeastern Carolina
ijy the Federal Government.' This
means that farmers , who suffered
loss from the hurricane 'may secure
federal loans, it has been reported.
A six year old girl In Kenans
ville this week kneeled down to say
her prayer. Attempting to impreHS
her mother with an original prayer
she prayed tbusly: Dear 1ord for
give me for my sins today, nd (for
give for my sins tomorrow lor 1
know I am going to sin csrcse I
can't hear you when ywu tell me
A LIGHT ARD KWOTS
A six year old boy in the local
school a few days ago went to 'buy
a drum stick tee cream cone. 3fbt
knowing exactly what to ask for
said: Gimme one of dem ligHt'ard
The Warsaw National Guard was
called out Monday for patrol duty
at Long Beach to protect
and property looting.
. PROGRAM CARRIED
. The Nickels, ior Know How,'c-4
tion was carried overwhelmingly' in
Duplin as well as state-wiifie in 'the
voting last week.
ROBERT LONG FMHTOTKU
Robert 3. Long, a member -of ' the
Photo Lab Staff, was promoted ' to
M-Sgt. recently. M-Sgt. 'Long was
the only one in the 98th ABG to
gain the coveted sixth stripe. Tie is
stationed at Ft. Lincoln, Nebraska.
He is the nephew of Mrs. G. ' V.
Gooding of Kenansville and is mar
ried to the former Elose Tege'of
Pink Hill. M-Sgt. and Mrs. Long
and their two children wre living
at Ft. Lincoln, Nebraska.
The first frost c the season was
reported in Duplin this week. Same
was reported Monday morning ;and
a rather heavy frost reportud non
FOUND ANT tx4a
A. R. Bland of Kenansville ire
ports that last week he -was driv
ing from Bowden to Kenansville
with 3 pieces of 2 x 4s for the Hoos.1
Hurricane Hazel Jias wrought havoc in Duplin and
all Southeastern Caro.-na. It is no longer news, in a
sense, but because of L.azel there isn't much news left
Property has been destroyed, property has been
damaged, one life in Dlin has been lost (and we send
condolence to the family of Bill Taylor in Warsaw).
People have been scaiw and in general the nerves of
nearly everyone in .Duplin have been on edge. Thous
ands of beautiful trees m the county have beendestroy
ed and many lovely gro ves no longer stand. Some trees
fell on houses but most homes were fortunate. J It seems
0 the, winds were with.ur,homes. Thepe. Jdfajsji to
bacco barn in the county that hasn't been damaged if
not destroyed. A few buildings have collapsed, includ
ing two tobacco warehouses and one large wholesale
house. Roads have been olocked, power lines .and tele
phone lines down; radioi..and television sets have been
cut off and many homeij.for a couple of days or more
had no heat, light nor jnans of cooking, but with it all
Duplin can be thankful.
Suppose it had come, a few weeks earlier when all
tobacco barns were at high-heat, or even a little earlier
when all the good tobacco was standing in the field?
Suppose Duplin had been on the ocean front as was
Wrightsville, Carolina, Topsail, Morehead and other
coastal towns? Yes, we are .to be thankful.
In musing, I cannot overlook the heroic men of the
m Carolina Power and Ldht. .the Tn-Uounty and U our-
ounty REA, The Carolina .Telephone and Telegraph
..Company, who at the outset of Hazel braved the dang
ers to keep service going and to restore it as soon as
passible. Especially the Power Company men who pul-j
, ied the switches as power lines fell, who faced the wind
.and rain, the elements in all their fury, to see that no
,one was killed from fallen live wires. They then worked
.day and night, 24 and 48 hours in a stretch without Presbyterian church. Near i-uiforWs
- A . ' l i. T , V, , V, J Garage the 2 x 4s, 18 feet long KI1
J&Lctrp IU give us uauv uujl scjl viv-c ii naa uic ium mi.
- line, the employees;-not theif f icials who braved Ihese
.dangers and our hats are off Jto them.
The destruction was so severe that hundreds ,of
.homes still do not have power and telephones and .nat
urally each home thinks there is no reason why it
shouldn't have service when others do. But let's recoemn
her these men are only human and .are going like wdld-
iire even now to get complete restoration of service,
JDuplin is lucky that no on was killed from falling elec
tric wires and that we had no fires as a result of electric
lines. So those of us who have not received complete
service, power and lelephone, lef s ttry and be patient
, and not criticise too much, for after all, it could have
been worse and these fellows who climb the poles and
handle hot Wires are doing everything possible.
, And let's not forget our highway patrolmen and
: town officers who literally threw caution to the wind
,or shall I say Hazel who braved the best and the
worst of it patrolling the streets arid highways on the
?' lookout for wrecks and possibly injured people and di
' recting traffic to safety. They held the watch and did
their duty like infantrymen on the front line. The State
-w highway men who - went to work when the- first tree
V, I blocked a road or street and even in the worst of it were
sawing, pulling and dragging limbs and tree trunks from
the highways so that must traffic could pass. As soon
, as Hazel "passed they swarmed like bees in lightning
; speed all over the county to clear highways temporarily
to let traffic by and for days; maybe weeks to come, (he
t; , highwaymen,' me4ithe tanks, ;;;l;1'cleiilnrut'
highways ana Dnnging jnem pacierto; mrcy. ej.
.; Also in every town with a fire department the fire
. men donned their coats and hats and patrolled the towns
'.' on the lookout for fires, aiding in clearing streets, -car
; , rying elderly people to safe places and in general look
V V ft i f Mt-- 1 st f til "
nOW HAZEL TREATED MILFOKD QUTNN. Above you see the remains of Quinn Wholesale Company in
Warsaw. Hurricane Hazel literally destroyed most of the building, exposing thousands of dollars worth of
merchandise to the weather. It is reported Mr. Qulnn's total loss, including building, one huge van truck,
merchandise and damage to another truck, ran over $200,000. He says he plans to tear .down the remainder
of the building and build new from scratch. Photo by Bob Grady.
off the trailer and he waa lundUle
to load them alone. He poshed thomi
to the side of the road and came to1
town for help. When he retnrne&i
they were gone. Whoever got them
are reminded that they were churdh(
property and if they can keep them
(Continued On Back Pace)
with a clear conscious they are wel
, gntrirV-"" - r-'"-! '
A native of Brooklyn, New York,
Miss Florence Rochelle, will sing
the soprano role of Gretel in Grass
Roots Opera's forthcoming produc
tion of Hansel and Gretel which
will be given at Wallace High
School Wednesday afternoon, Oct.
27th, at 1:15, at Kenansville High
School Auditorium on Wednesday
night, Oct. 27th, at 8:00 and at B.
F. Grady School, Thursday after
noon at 1:15, Oct 28. Miss Rochelle's
experience has been varied, having
studied and sung in "Mogarteum"
productions in Salzburg, with Josef
Witt in Vienna and with Otto Ehr
hardt in New York City. In Salz
burg she sang the roles of Despina
in Cosi Fan Tutte (Grass Roots Op
era's School For Lovers), Susanna
in The Marriage Of Figaro and Zer
lina in Don Giovanni. She has had
network television experience and
has performed concerts in and a
round New York.
The coming performances of Han
sel and Gretel will be sponsored by
Duplin County Unit Of N. C. E. A.
and will be sung in English, it was
announced by Mrs. C. H. Pope, pre
sident. Tickets may, be obtained at
all schools and the Duplin County
Board 4k fMtoeaflbrt'TJmce.
Matinee tickets 50c for both chil
dren and adults. Night: Children
60c and adults $1.00
Ready money is seldom ready
when one needs to borrow some.
The Grass Roots Opera, well
known throughout North Carolina
comes to Duplin again this year lor
the fourth consecutive year playing
Hansel and Gretel. It will show in
Duplin next week, October 2T and
28. On Wednesday, October 27th.it
will matinee in the Wallace High
School auditorium. The evening per
formance will be in the Kenansville
High School auditorium. On Thurs
day, October 28th one afternoon per
formance at the B. F. Grady high
The opera Hansel and Gretel was
first produced at Weimar, Ger
many on December 23, 1893 and In
New York on October 8, 1895". Be
cause of the freshness of the story
and the lovely melodies it was wel
comed by audiences everywhere.
The story of Hansel and Gretel is:
founded on one of Grimm's Fairy;
Tales of the same name, but Hump
erdinck's sister, who wrote the story
of the opera, changed several' things
in the original story. For instance,
in Grimm's story, the Mother is
mean and deliberately takes the
children into the woods, intending:
to lose them. In the opera the Moth
er loves the children, who get lost
themselves in the deep forest. Many
of the melodies in Hansl and Gretel!
are familiar to everyone, having
been heard from earliest childhood.
Some of these are based on Ger
man folk tunes.
The organization sponsoring Grass
Roots Opera in Kenansville on Oct.
27 announced today that the amus
ing American opera, The Telephone
by Gian-Carlo Menotti will be giv
en at the night performance only,
in addition to Hansel and Gretel.
This short work concerns the prob
lem of a young man who wants to
propose to his girl friend and is un
able to pop the question because
of the incessant ringing of the tele
phone. He must meet a train sched
ule and is forced to leave her apart
ment while she is- in the midst o
one of her lengthy conversations,
with a girl friend. The young: main
is required to adopt a rather novel
procedure in order to get his query
across to her.
Hansel and Gretel will be pre
sented in a matinee performance
before the school students.
Tickets may be obtained at all
schools and the Duplin County
Board of Education Offiee.
EMERGENCY POWER GENERATOR of the Duplin General Hospital which provided water for the Town
of Kenansville 'dunug httrrlcaae HaseL Last Friday about noon the water supply here legan running low
due to lact f current. About anloVaXtenioon Kenans-ville spigots were dry. The loca fir? department, to
gether with local mechanics weart to the hospital and ustcrated the emergency generator of the Umplin 'Gen
eral Hospital, shown .above, set St mp and started It running. By 7:30 Kenansville had ample water, thanks
to the generator and fire department. This proved a good test as to what wfll happen (he hospital to
case of lights or water failure. The InspitaJ will be able to supply Its owil Photo by Bob fikrady.
A Round-Up Of Hazel And Her Fury
Last Friday About Duplin County
(Conttnaed On Back Page)
& C THOMPSON, JR, son of Mr.
and Mr. K. C Thompss, of War
saw ha recently been promoted
front Private ( Corporal at River
side Military Academy , whara hm
la. a student, flo , la m post graduate
student at Vvaonool. U
Thompson la tasking an otatand-
la : player the football team
coring two touehdowns la the Bin
Ridga - BlTcraUa , game Friday
night Ho also soored tm toaeh.
otewna ta a reoeut game. Thompson
plays right ha hack.
By I. r. GRAarr
Kenansville A midweek roundup
of hurricane damage through Dup
lin County shows that the Duplin
farmer has been the tracie loser.
Practically 100 percent of tobacco
barns in the county were damaged.
damage extending from complete
loss to lost foundations. Pack houses
have been strewn across rural roads
Winds estimated at 80 miles per
jThour first swept through Kenans
jwille, the county seat Friday, knock
ing out an power. Town-water was
off at noon. With the first blow
all local streets were blocked by
fallen trees. Electric power went
off at 7 a. m.
The Oliver Stokes home was dam
aged by a falling tree; the roof of
the Service Motor Co. was ripped
away; plate glass windows through
the flown were blown out, shatter
ing glass from the C. E. Quinn Co,
cutting Mr. C. E. Quinn, former
The local fire department, High
way Patrolman C. C. Hester and
many volunteers began work of
clearing debris before the first
blow had abated. Trees blocked
highway 24 in front of the old Ken
an home. Within 45 minutes the
workmen had cleared the highway
for traffic. At 1 p. m, in the midst
of the second blow, another tree
fell in the same place, but was im
mediately removed. '
The new county hospital, nearing
completion, suffered only one plate
glass window . and frame blows
out.The firemen and volunteers un-
erated an : emergency generator
stored at the:bospitai for future Tise
and provided emergency' water sup
ply until -the regular iupply could
be restored at 7:30 fi. m. The county
seat was without wattr supply for
only three "and one-half hours.
At Warsaw, the death of Bill
Taylor, 8)4 saddened the commun
ity. Mr.iTa'ylor was Brushed fatally
when the Hussey Tobacco Ware
house at Wallace collapsed. All per-
sodbbI lhad been cleared out of the
warehouse in anticipation of the
cave-in, but Mr. Taylor was injured
when be returned inside the build
ing in bjx attempt to remove his au
Daaaage in buildings and merchan
dise has .been estimated at $200,000
at Warsaw. The Quinn Wholesale
Co. banMinjt was vertually demol
ished. The football stadium is t
A Negno home was literally jack
ed up wben the root of a falling
tree at Che slide of the house pried
it off its foundations.
Wallace was the hardest hit of
the Duplin towns. Hussey Ware
house No. 1 and Blanchard and Far-
rior Warehouses -were leveled. Es
timate of danctage at Wallace has
been placed art $25. 000. The Ma
sonic Lodge bttUding. majority of
the homes and business establish
ments were dam-aged 'by trees, wind,
flying glass and limbs..
At Faison, the buildings of the
Falson Auction Market were lev
eled. Roof of the Cates Fickle Plant
was partially blown away.
At Pink Hill winds tore away the
roofs of the C & M Cash Store and
(Ontinaed On Baek Page)
RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL
Friends of Mrs. Louise C. Bullock
of Mt Olive will be glad to know
that she has returned from N. C.
Sanatorium at McCain where she
hat been receiving treatment for
suspected tuberculosis since June.
-Mrs. Bullock will be remembered
in Kenansville as medical director
of the State Blind Commission and
hat work with the Duplin, Health
Department In holding many suc
cessful eye (dmics-bare.
White lies often have to be
whitewashed 'to prevent them from
,-r i '. ;
MISS JOANNE FLOWERS, daugb.
ter of Rev. and Mrs. Norman H.
Flowers of Warsaw has been elect
ed Southeastern District President
of the N. C. Federation of Music
Kenansville Is Scene Of Third District
Rally; Congressman Barden Praised
By RUTH P. GRADY
Yesterday, Kenansville was the
scene of much activity when about
250 Democrats of the Third Con
gressional District gathered to ral
ly to the support of the democrats
for the oncoming primary on No
vember 2. F. W. McGowen, Duplin
County Chairman, called the meet
ing to order and Vance B. Gavin,
county attorney expressed a wel
come to the crowd, after which
John D. Larkins, State Chairman of
the Democratic committee, took ov
er and carried the meeting at full
Delegates from Carteret, Craven,
Onslow, Pender, Sampson, Wayne,
Jones, and Duplin counties were
recognized. Only Pamlico County
failed to send a representative.
Mary L. Richardson, vice-chairman
of the state committee, gave a
few remarks urging women to take
a more active part in politics. Y.
D. C. president, John R, Jordan,
Jr. praised John Larkins for his
help to the Y. D. C. Those on the
lific enough to show the high es
teem in which he was held by the
state officials and all members
present Barden is one of the na
tion's outstanding congressmen.
Congressman Barden thanked the
third District for the many favors
they had shown him and pledged
his continued support Mr. Barden
stated, "The past year has been the
worst and the hardest year to serve.
It is awfully difficult to cooperate
with those with whom you are try
ing to cooperate when they do not
know what they want to do. There
is a state of confusion among the
Republican leaders. Even though
they claim to have cut expenses in
some places they have expanded in
others. This Congress should be In
the hands of the Democratic party,,
the ones who have it now do not
know how to run the Government"
Junior Senator Sam J, Ervin said
"being a Republican in North Car
olina is like working for your
board and losing your appetite"'
This was Senator Ervin's first trip
Democratic Caravan who were pre-1 to Duplin County. His few words
were Dotn witty and at the same
time full of praise for Cong. Bard
en and the state of North Carolina
as a whole. -ep
Congressman Barden introduced
members of his staff: L. K. Alder
man, secretary, Janet Boney, assist
ant Secretary and Fred Hussey,
clerk of the Board.
sent were recognized: Secretary of
State, Thad Eure; Lt Gov. Luther
Hodges; Edwin Gill, State Treas
urer; Charles Gold, commissioner
of Insurance; commissioner of La
bor, Frank Crane; State Auditor,
Henry Bridgers; Candidate U. S.
Senate, W. Kerr Scout; U. S. Sen
ator, Alton A. Lennon; Sam J. Er
vin, Junior Senator of U. S .; and
Woodrow Price and Kit Brewer,
news reporters. All of the speakers
praised Cong. Graham A. (HaD)
Barden for his splendid work in
Washington. Words were not pro- becue dinner.
F. W. McGowen, secretary of the
Duplin County Democratic com
mittee, invited everyone to go to the
Masonic Lodge building for a bar-
Quite a number of members, for
mer members, and visitors attend
ed Homecoming held at New Hope
Church Sunday, October 10. Rev.
Paul Mull was id charge Of morning
services and Ralph Carlton conduct
ed the program for the evening.
W. E. Taylor of Warsaw
Hurricane Victim Funeral Sunday
UTMII. M . .
William EBborn Taylor. 64. mer.
chant and tobacconist ol Warsaw,
died Friday afternoon, October 15th
in Sampson Memorial Hospital at
Clinton of injuries sustained when
the Hussey Tobacco Warehouse of
Wallace was blown down during the
nign winas of Hurricane 'Hazel a
short Ume earlier. ..
He was a Shriner. veteran of
World War One, and an active mem.
fee of the .local Methodist Church.
" Funeral aarvicea were held Sun
day afternoon at 9 o'clock from the
Warsaw Methodlat ChimO v h.
Pity the fellow who is Hong on Rev. C. VL HIrschl5 castai: haaiktM
dollars and short on common sense. by the Rev. It L. Crosano of Dur-
Glve the man who offers you
something for nothing a wide berth.
Things are bound to come to the
man who advertises while he waits.
ham, a former pastor." Burial was in
r-mecresi cemetery with Masonic
He is survived by his-wife, thf
former Eunice West, one son, Wil.
liam J. Taylor and two granlsonc
all of Warsaw; three sisters, Mrr -t
Leon CahiU of WinstonSalem. Mrs
Frank Towns of Rocky Mount. Va ,
Mrs. C. F. King of Stoneville, Va.
seven brothers, JC B. Taylor ef Wll- '
llamston. Dr. L.. A. Taylor and M aV
a Taylor of Winston-Salem: MaM- s '
on Taylor of Rcidsviife n u i ' , -
ter and Jesir