Local School Raised $350,106.24
Last Fiscal Year - Shows Increase
(Local schools in the county raised
. : $350,106.24 from all sources for local
' achool activities last fiscal year as
' per audit that has recently been
: j The amount of funds raised in
' each' local school was as follows:
Whit' Schools: .:. Kenansville, $20,
933.84; Warsaw, $18,485.31; Faison,
$13,861.71; Calypso, $14,133.13; B, F.
" OMdy , 1rl3.214.92i Beulaville, $37,-
-' :-441.99 Potters Hills, $3,244.85 Chin
quapin, $33,340.25; Wallace, $45,084,-
. '4; Rose Hill; $19,235.23; Magnolia,
. ?7,91Q 67; Outlaw's Bridge, $2,359.9
Vj.-I4-.1C.' 5.i A, $1,511.00; Accident to-
aurance- Premiums, $17,957.00; Ope-
ra. $66550; Total $278,553.32.
- vNegro Schools: Kenansville, $3,-
672.50; Warsaw, $14,717.35; Faison,
$4,949.63;' Calypso, $2,511.55; Branch,
$3,672.45; Beulaville, $87.10; Chin
;l quapltt, $5,450.48; Wallace, $5,627.11;
' Rose Hill, $7,478.24; Magnolia, $4,-
393.72; Little Creek, $691.83; Teach
. y, $2,715.01; Charity, $12,594.95; To-
tal $71,552.92. '
Disbursements of local funds in
t ach school were as follows: White
Schools: Kenansville, $20,779.57;
Warsaw, $18,382.11; Faison, $12,921.
. 23; Calypso, $14,202.73; B. F. Grady,.
V $42,08081; Beulaville, $39,219.20; Pot
: tert Hill, $3,435.00; Chinquapin, $31,.
709.53; Wallace, $48,384.98; Rose
i HilL $18,971.60; Magnolia, $804.71;
Outlaw's Bridge, $2,457.14; N. C. E.
&--jk? $1,164.84; Accident ; Insurance
Arr than nine out of ten of
' the nearly '2,000 long .distance, cir
cuits of Carolina Telephone ' and
' Telegraph Company became a part
of the nation-wide long distance
dialing network on November 21.
j This enable the great majority of
long distance operators throughout
the Carolina company to ring any
teleuphone in the United States
this is now part of the network by
dialing a series of numbers.
Acting as fooal points in Eastern
Carolina through which most long
distance calls are disseminated to
- v-.v . U,D 11V I " n a, w - a t
T . V. . , x T,
i V Jktount, Fayetteville and New, Bern,
f Development of this new type
long distance service In Eastern
V North Carolina has been rapid. In
-fj-."" 1951, Carolina Telephone and Tele
. graph Company inaugurated its first
i operator 'long distance dialing dr.
cults between Rocky Mount and
v . Richmond, Virginia.
, Today, less than four years later,
't : better than 90 of all Us long dis--.!
tance circuits have been convert
f ' ed and as of November 21 became
V " part of the nation-wide network.
. At that time, a giant eommunica
' Uons hub, designated as a primary
- outlet, was completed by Southern
1 Bell Telephone and Telegraph Com-
pany at Charlotte and placed In ser.
' ' . vice to form a communications cen
ter that Jinks both North and South
'Carolina with the nafton-wlde long
- distance telephone dialing network.
Although many exchange
throughout the independent Caro-
Una company as well as throughout
' - North and 'South Carolina previous-
ly were on the nation-wide network
": to a ' limited degree, inauguration
of service through the primary out.
let at Charlotte greatly extended
and enlarged the scope of long dis
tance dialing operations. .Operators
. In both Carolina states are able to
dial literally thouandt of subscrib
vers in hundreds of telephone ex-
change, all over the nation. Every
1V state in- the natfon has at least one
'telephone exchange which Js part
, ' of the network and some .states
"?'' have many network exchanges.
-Even though you here in- Eastern
f "1 crohna may. place a call to
fl I point in distant California,
r Jp fe that your call will be
;itipleted in matter of minutes
' if you know the number. Your long
distance operator will dial the num.
ber and intricate and' expensive
-1 V ; electronic equipment ,wlll -complete
' the Job. it .'
Th:n! A Million
The Principal and teachers of the
, Kenansville School wish to thank
the parents and students of Kenans,
ville Township for making, the Har
vest Festival such a wonderful sue
- i cess. Had it not been fof the con
' trlbutions made by the parents it
' would have been impossible to make
as much as they did. Again, thanks
to. all the parents, and students.
Premiums. $17,922.50; Tournament,
$3.50; Total $277,939.55, ' V .....
Negro Schools: Kenansville, $5,
935.01; Warsaw, $14,139.23; .Faison,
$4,970 03; Calypso, $2,609.31; Branch,
$3,699.49; Beulaville, $39.25; Chin
quapin, $5,424.08; Wallace, $5,160.90;
Rose Hill, $7,454.76; Magnolia, $4,
131.62; Little Creek, $603.92; Charity,
$13,035.64; Teachey, $2,728.72; Total,
The balance on hand of . these
funds at the end of the fiscal year,
June 30. 1953, for each school, was
as follows: White Schools: Kenans
ville. $1,478.51; Warsaw, $354.25;
Faison, $1,814.73; Calypso, $1,376.60
B. F. Grady, $6,070.47; Beulaville,
$1,858 01; Potter's Hill, $108.51;
Chinquapin, $4,924.49; Wallace, $5,
322 34; Rose Hill, $793.24; Magnolia,
$378.02; Outlaw's Bridge, $54.56;
County Tournament, $22.35; Acci
dent insurance Premiums, $363.38:
N. C. E. A., $378.15; Opera, $1.15;
Nfcgro Schools: Kenansville, $1,
094.66; Warsaw, $978.23; Faison,
$2.44;' Calypso, $1.60; Branch, $133.
83; Beulaville, $88.48; Chinquapin,
$121.06; Wallace, $608.84; Rose Hill,
$110.14; Magnolia, $300.48; Teachey,
$118-87; Little Creek, $85.04; Chari
ty, $364.55; Total, $4,008.22.
Local school funds were deposited
in the County Treasury and dis
bursed in regular channels as oth
er public funds. ,
90 On Nation-
(The following story appeared in
The Los Angeles Times, Saturday,
October 23. Billie Cook is the
daughter of Fred Revelle in Warsaw.);-!,
By CECIL SMITH
It is not easy to tell the saga ot
Billie Cook, The entire story is so
unlikely that I'm. not sure I would
believe a word of it if I hadn't sat
opposite her in the Brown Derby
and f heard her Say: "Gosh, I've
heard about this place, but thlsls
the first time I've ever seen it."
, Billie is a 23-year-old, dark
haired, dark" eyed lass who is as
well put together as I imagine it is
possible for a female to be. She
went to the KRCA (4) studios at
Hollywood and Vine last Saturday
to see her first television show. She
had to be there. She was in it.
The show was Best of Hollywood.
Billie will be seen tonight in the
second show; pf the aeries at 11:15
p. m. ' x ' - j. '
. ."I come from Warsaw; No'(h Ca'
lina" says Billie. "Population 1800,
I was bo'n there,' grew up there.
You know , what a -small . town 'Is
like. Two drugstores and one movie.
Evebody comes to town, all the
fa'mers, on Saturday night and you
drive up and down Main t. or sit
In one of "the drugstores drlnkin'
"I got'married to a boy from In
diana, Robert Page Cook. Met him
while he was, attendin' school at
State College over at Raleigh. He
went In the A'my after school We
were at Foat Benning in Gawgia
and Foat Lee in- Virginia, Tbea he
was assigned to go to Japan, .
. That's when' I came out" heah.
Three months ago. To see him off
to Japia: He a second lieutenant
in the Quartermasters.;' ; ;
"Furtherest I'd been , iway from
home befoah was a trip we took to
Florida. I got healf and saw him off
and was staying with a an aunt, of
I in,, ,111,11 li.ll i mi I !Ji MHIMiHI.MIW
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Jr. Mozart Club
By: Patricia Harper, Reporter
The Junior Mozart Club bf the
B. F. Grady School met in the studio
Oct. 7, and elected the following
officers for this school year: Pres
ident , Nell Garner, vice president
Carolyn Waller, Sec. and Treasurer
Glenda Scott, program chairman
and assistants Carolyn Waller,
Janice Holt, Melvin Williams and
Joan Westbrooks, piano accompanist
for the club, Carolyn Waller, rep
orter Patricia Harper, assistants,
Gail Crady and Betty Lou Waters.
The club voted to meet the first
week in each month.
Pupils are interested and we are
looking forward to a successful year
In music, ...
March Of Dimes
A check for $2,000 from March
of Dimes headquarters in New York
was received here today by the Du
plin County Chapter of the National
foundation for Infantile Paralysis.
Mr. Earlle Sanderson treasurer
of thexhapter; saith thock-wcvM
help pay the coats of care already
provided for polio patients at home
or in our local hospitals. "Our Com
munity," he said, "is deeply grate
ful to everyone whose contribution
to the Emergency March of Dimes
last August now makes it possible
for us to pay our most pressing
For several months only token
or partial advances were made to
chapters requesting March ' of
Dimes emergency aid. This was be
cause headquarters funds were ex
hausted in paying the heavy costs
ot patient care while undertaking
the new costs of initiating a polio
prevention program, Mr. Sanderson
As a result of las summer's em
ergency drive some communities
are now able to finance their own
patient aid programs, and national
headquarters resources have been
replenished sufficiently to provide
short-term assistance to hard-pressed
"This March of Dimes aid re
lieves the pressure on our chapter
for the time being", Mr. Sander
son said the chapter is currently
providing March of Dimes funds in
whole or in part, for the care of
patients s.-icken this year, in addi
tion to a number of patients who
got the disease in previous years.
his. Mrs. ilo Cambpbell out on
No'th Highland. I liked Hollywood.
So I" decided to look around for a
Job." , ' V ,V '
In answer; to a question, Billie
gazed at me wide-eyed and mur
mured, "Smog . What's that?"
"Got one. ' Receptionist. - Mercury
International ', TV , and Film . Co.
Answer the phone, talk - to people.
Man came in -Leo Guild (the mas
ter of ceremonies on &st of Holly
wood), He asked me if I'd be in
terested In appearing in television..
Interested? It took me 'bout half a"
second to decide.'
"We .dldnt have television back
in Warsaw and Bob's aunt doesnt
own a ae't so 1 knew nothing about
it. They gav me a part, doing the
commercials, acting, as Leo's assist
ant Took some friends to the first
show; Got fhera seats in the audU
ence and' tola then to hold, my seat
til I did my part ; i j
v ."Scared? Surt, I was scared. That
camera cameson pi and I froze, t
"No,' I never' had, any idea about
bein' an actress. -Didn't even act
in school plays. Never had any such
idea when I earn out here. ,'. -p- v '
JZl&y husband's excited. He called
me on the telephone from Japan
last Saturday before my first Show.
I'm excited,, too. But still scared."
ABillie was asked -j what she did
during the week after she became
a television actress She hesitated
and. knotted ner brow.- befor an.
swering. 'C'-y ' ' v ' r
"Well," she saitf, I had to go 'to
work every day. Still live with
Bob's aunt What , did I do? Gh,
yes, Caked a cake. A fruit cake to
sen dto Bob for Christmas.' f "
MRS JOHN M. NOWELt of Macon, Ga, Nationally famous accredited " teacher, will 'give1, a Demon
stration on Christmas decorations at the County Court House in Kenansville on Saturday afternoon,
December 4th at 2:00 o'clock. Both -men and women are invited to attend this Demonstration, Mrs.
Nowell is being sponsored by the Kenansville Garden Club and all proceeds will be used tor the pur
chase of a Television set for the Home for the Aged in Kenansville. Tickets can be purchased from
any member of the Kenansville Garden Club. Mail orders for tickets should be sent to 'M.rs. C. B
Guthrie, Sr. Tickets are $1.00 each.
The Pilgrims who inauguarted Thanksgiving Day left their
homes to make the perilous trip across the Atlantic for more than a
piece of land. They risked their lives and wealth to win the right
to worship freely to live democratically. It was on these basic
principles of liberty that our great nation was founded. It was for
. . these principles our forefathers fought so long and so valiantly.
We, who are the inheritors of this fine tradition, are faced by a
threat now, too. So this Thanksgiving Day, when we sit down to our
laden tables to feast and give thanks to a benevolent Lord, let us
add a determined resolution to rededicate ourselves to these demo
cratic principles. Let us resolve to preserve for our children the very
. same freedom our forefathers fought to give us, freedom which has
brought us such abundance -
" ' - , . THE EDITOR
The" Kenansville--, High -School
Junior Class entertained the mem
bers of the Senior Class at a ban?
quet on Saturday evening, Novem
ber SO, 1954. The theme for the ban
cafeteria, 'was '-"County -Fair'": The
quet, which was held in the ajchool
cafeteria wasTbeauttfully decorated
with streamers and candles, carry
ing out the color scheme - of ted,
white -and blue.' Arrangements of
red roses, the Senior class flower,
and red and white crysanthemums,
the Junior class flower, were placed
tm. the tables. - ' ' .
''A delicious meal consisting of
baked- chicken- with, corn meal
dressing , and giblet gravy, mixed
beans and corn, tossed salad, rolls,
apple pie and ice tea was served to
the students, , their dates and the
special guests of the evening. -
Th. entertainment for, the even
ing was provided by members of
the student body and the faculty of
the school. Aftes- a greeting by the
president of the-Junior class, Mar
jorie - Jones, and the response by
Nancy Alphln, Senior class presi
dent, Mr. Z. W. Fraielle, principal
of . the Kenansville 'school made
some 1 Important , ' announcements.
The whole group joined in singing
TO Ho. Come to the Fair." Mr.
Paul Bodie rendered Latin A-
merican piano election. ' Betty In-
gram, comedian for the evening told
a story about Herbert, her pet
mountain lion. Mr, Bodie and Mr.
W. H. Helton played a jazz num
ber which -was enjoyed by every
one present. Barbara Mitchell gave
a reading entitled The Speech."
Mr. Paul Blizzard sang "Too Young",
(As requested by . the master of
ceremonies, none of the girls pre
sent swooned or fainted!) Mr.1 Bliz
zard was joined by the waitresses
in singing several other numbers.
The evening was ended by the play
ing of favorite jazz pieces of the
group.. The pieces were played by a
quartet Munich included Mr. Helton
at the piano, Mr: Bodie on the vib
raphone, and Audrey Alphln and
Roth Cavenaugh on the accordion.
Group Af Warsaw
The organizational and two suc
ceeding meetings of the Warsaw
group of Alcoholics Anonymous
have been highly successful.
Officials of i'.ie AAA in Warsaw
expressed their deepest apprecia
tion for the Interest shown to dale
and expressed confidence in pur
suing a successful program for the
good of the community and sur
The group met ;ast Tuesday night
and the past Tuesday night at its
regular meeting quarters over D.
H. Carlton's Insurance Agency.
Eoth meetings were well attended
and interest and spirit good. A'num
ber .of visitors from nearby chap
ters at Clinton and Wallace was
The organisational meeting was
held on Sunday, November 7th at
the Warsaw High School auditori
um. Nucleus for the Warsaw group
was formed from people who had
formerly been members of the Wal
lace AA chapter.
Vernon S of Rich Square was
the principal speaker at the orga
nizational meet. (In keeping with
the spirit of AA the whole names of
members are not published,) Mar
vin C of Richlands acted as mas
ter of ceremonies. All of Warsaw's
ministers had been invited. Rev.
Paul Mull of Johnson .Baptist
church gave the opening prayer.
Following the meeting attended by
about 15 people refreshments were
served in the AA regular meeting
place downtown ovei Carlton's.
An open meeting to which the
general public is invited is sched
uled to be held the last Friday night
of each month. The first such meet
will be on Friday, November 26th.
Everybody is invited to come and
to boost the worthwhile motives this
organization seeks to promote.
Don't Undersell Your Corn
Raleigh Don't rush too much
corn to market at Harvest Time
if you yant your crop to pay
for. ltselfSarmers were caution
ed to day.
Fred R. Keith, Chairman of the
State Agricultural and conserva
tion Committee and F. C. Hall
of the. State ASC office caution
farmers that they can do a lot to
protect the market for their corn
by spreading out their sales thr
oughout the marketing year.
'Wo farmer has to lose money
on his corn," Hall said. "He can
get ready cash under the Govern
ment cornloan program and thus
carry his crop over the usual low
price period of harvest time in
stead of dumping it on the mar
ket. Or, if he dosn't want to store his
corn under loan, He can still have
price protection by covering his
crop with a purchase agreement.
"In either case, .the producer
may sell his corn any time he
Third Annual Outlook Conference
To Be Held In Kenansville, December 3
The Third Annual Outlook Con
ference, where latest informatioivon
next year's prices for farming and
family living will be given, will be
held at 9:30 a. m., Friday, December
3, 1954, at the Courthouse in Ken
ansville, announces County Agent
V. H. Reynolds. .
Attending the meeting will be
representatives of local farm and
home organizations, businessmen
and agricultural workers and farm
people interested in a "look Into
the future". "We believe this con
ference will be of benefit to all
Duplin County people, says County
Agent Reynolds, "and anyone inter
ested is cordially invited to meet
with us." '. .' ,
N. C: State College agricultural
specialists and home economists
will be on hand to present the most
up-to-date information available on
the factors expected to affect pric
es .and outlook for the year ahead.
A discussion of the general econom
ic outlook for 195S ill be followed
by more specific information relat
ing to Duplin County farm product
.prices and ' anticipated price ' for
family living Items.
One of the, features of the Outlook
Coherence will be an opportunity
fop those in attendance to make
their best guess of price trend ex
pected for each farm commodity
next year. .
r Tlie- .material available ' at the
leetlng will be' helpful in allowing
The Third East Carolina Folk
Festival will be held in Kinston
Nov. 28 and 27. The festival will be
under the direction of' Bascom La
mar Lunsford, of Turkey Creek, r
near Ashe ville. v. :;:. .
H. M. Wells, chairman, said per
formances will begin each day "at
sundown" and end at-ll p. m. It"
will be presented from the stage
of Grainger High School.
The event is sponsored annually
by the B. F. Grady Parent-Teacfr-er
Association and all proceeds go.
toward financing school projects.
Among those to be featured this,
year is Floyd Smith, of Albertson.
He is North Carolina champion fid
dle player. George Pegram, a native
of tlae North Carolina mountains
will be on the show to sing bal
lads and other native mountain
music and over 40 other groups and
Lunsford is an accomplished
American ballad singer and folk
lorist. He sings baritone andi plays
a violin, banj.0 and guitar.
In "Who Is Who In Music",
Lunsford's biography says he di
rected a group in folklore in a
'command performance" at the
White House in 1939 before , the
King and Queen of England.
He is director of annual Mount
lan Dance and Folk Festival, at
Asheville; Carolina Folk Festival,
Chapel Hill; annual Folk Festival
in Kentucky, at Renfro Valley and
North Carolina State Fair Folk
In 1935, Lunsford recorded SIS
traditional American folk songs
which he sang from memory for
Dr. George W. Hibbit, of Columbia
University. The collection wasr
transcribed for the Library ot
Congress, and is known as "The
Minstrel ofthe Appalachians." "
He is author of "Folk Songs of the
Southern Mountains" and "It's Fun
to Square Dance." 1 m
He was born March 21, 188J at
Mars Hill, N. C. He attended Camp
Academy, in Leicester; Rutherford!
College and Trinity College at Dur-,
h9m. He also studied at Trinity Law
"There's a definite , connection".
Hall says, "between heavy market
ings and low prices during the im
mediately after harvesting, and the
purpose of price supports is to help
farmers stabilize prices by market
ing their crops in an orderly man
ner. That helps consumers too by
preventing short supplies and high
prices later in the year."
The corn loan ra'te for the 1954
crop has been anounced at $1.78 per
bushel in the State's Commercial
corn producing counties and $1.34
per bushel in all other North Car
olina counties. This compares with:
a support rate of $1.76 per bushel
in all North Carolina counties last
year. Loans and purchase agree
ments will be available to farmers'
through February 28, 1955, and wilt
mature on demand but not later
than July 31, 1955.
Further information on the com
Price Support Program may be ob
tained from the Duplin County ASC
more intelligent planning of Individ,
ual farm or business activities for
the coming year. Price expectations
are important to farmers in decid
ing what to produce, and how much
to produce. Bus.nessmen supplying; -farmers
and their fam.lies are a!so
vitally interested in this informs-. '
BAZAAR te BAKE SALE .'
On December 4, the Kenan-'
ville Garden Club is holding s.
bake sale and Bazaar In the 4'
Cennty Court House. lVaeeeda at
this sale are to be naed to ftnUd
picnic tables and beaches at the
springs. ' !i -
This Bazaar and bake nls wffl
be held on the same day that.'
Mrs. Nowell will give her dem- ;
onstratlon on Chrlainua nMmn-.
Uont. - . v ,
l4 The Times some oat early thi
week, Wednesday, that th
tic force can have Tnanksf ivtng
ft". It Is necessary to leave eut
some correspondent, important
news' and ads. They will appear
in next week's paper.
s Be thankful for what you have
on this Thanksgiving and ask H i
Guidance .-for the. troubled years,
tojcome. , , ,