By Paul Barwick ' " '
' Judging from what hunters tell
' miA. there a more ouail this year
! than' there' have been in the past
. two years. Everybody seems to be
getting more birds and everybody
Via happy, v 3 :
. Jesse Smith, of Calypso, is having
. to stick pretty -close to the house
; this winter. He has rheumatism and
doesn't get out in the cold weather
very much;.- ' '
, ' Leslie Bay Nunn has been right
sick lately! He has not been ad
mitted to the hospital, but is having
'''to undergo a lot of treatment His
) sickness hasn't been diagnosed yet
Jesse Grice was telling me about
- Frank Minshew having to. gin cot
ton last Saturday. "He was mad
, as a wet hen," he said. He just
couldn't get overjthe Idea of tin
v ning cotton in November.'" I saw
(Claude Rouse and he is in a new
,v, business.' He's now a carpenter rath
er than a "fish man."
Jesse Albrttton was oat for his
regular mwnhur walk -when 1 -atop-
' . ,in, m v. go
V. WU W VUM HIM M M W OT)
years eld If 1 live until Dec 10," he
v, an 1.1 - Xf . . 1mm : HMima 4mi m fft
good health as he Old five years
" ago. We enjoy talking -with 'him-
- has some good food for thought for
... young people... :
W. H. ' Hurdle, Calypso mayor,
- says the, Pire Department's Christ
' mas Party Is set tor Dec. 18, Santa
' Claus win be .on Tiand to givexhild
. ten at the party gifts, candy, and
' fruit. . ' , . . '
? Faison is to Let a new business.
Ethel Brewer is planning to open a
dress shop in the building previous
s ly, located by Ann's Shop. Don't
' know when the Hoots will open for
' jMIneat,i;.'?, :"iy;a ?V''?jU-i
' Cecil McCullen and Bill Thomp
son were pleased: with the qua-l
4y shot on Thanksgiving. 'There
jnpre out Jthan In the past
jfj f of years;? he said. "I have
several hunters say they got
.e the first outing than they did
' In 1953." '
, ' ' tjood Price
tiaroia rrecytne tens me sweet
?- potatoes brought a -good price this
:' year. The '"green" potato' ranged
in price from $2:50 to $3 with some
v of them bringing as much at $3.50
, His company has on storage approx
imately 26,000 bushels.
. .. The audit report -on County School
. Funds for the fiscal year ended
; June 30, 1954, Shows the following
') receipts: Current, Expense Fund
Vocational Agriculture, $31,592.00;
iioms .economics x.iam.iu; treans
Fund, $t00,t)0; . Veterans Training
Program, $60,211.15 Fines and Foi
. feltures.i $46,T)B1.39;. Poll Tax, $5,.
498.16; Ad Valorem Taxes $51,182.98;
.Intangible. Tax, $1,506.93, Rents,
- $902.00; Donations lights; $997.93;
Veterans Training Program, Depos
its $33,043.41; Unclaimed Fees C:S.C,
1 0ffice, $2,000.97; Outstanding checks
"Memorial Auditorium; $1,137.21; In
surance ?- Teachey Negro, $1,B04.QR;
"Miscellaneous Revenue, '$27.43; He
fund Salary Paid Maenolia H. S.
' Teacher, $2,280,09, Total $259,845.83.
Capital Outlay Fund Receipts: Ad
Valorem Taxes. M3fl.374.83: Intano-
ible Tax, $4,144.20; insurance, $3,
753.48; Donations, Kenan Memorial
Auditorium, $1,500.00; Sale of School
" Property $5.00; Outstanding .check
cancelled' $5.30; ; Total $148,782.81;
Sales and - Rentals of Textbooks,
$15,188.83; .Grand Total, $163,971.88.
' Debt Service School Fund: Ad Va
lorem Taxes, $24,335.82; Intangible
Tax, $753.49; Interest on Invest
ments, ' $104.16; Total, $25,193.47.
Grand Totrl All Funds $449,-
x ' Disbursements! Current Expense
Rhnnl Fund General . Control:
v Clerical Assistants, $3,
S Office Expense, $445.42;
J Ver . Bond, etc., $2,000.00;
,Jem Board of Education, $200..
0d;.'Audlt, (400.00; Kellog Program,
$1,000.00; . Total $7,610.50. - Instruct
ional , Service Supervisor (Jeans
Fund), $100.00; Supervisors: Tra
vel, $1,800.00; Vocational Education
Agriculture: . Salaries, $47,336.00;
Travel.' $3,300.00; Home Economics
Salaries, $31,640.70; Travel, $1,
335.00; Home Demonstration Agent,
$1T)0.00; Veterans Training Programs
$J5,810.61; State Treasurer Vet
erans Training programs $33,454.
00; Expenses: Principals, $100.00;
Sfilary: H. S. Teacher (Magnolia)
V 280.00; Total. $187,658 31. v ,
Operation' of Plant: Fuel, $285.03;
V. .iter, Light and Power, $881.08;
T '.(-phones, $230.23; Maintenance - .
A storage house Is to be con
structed before next year. Harold
says the capacity will be approxi
mately 50,000 bushels. That means
Southern Produce Company will
have a total storage capacity in 1955
of around 78,000 bushels of sweet
. I tried to contact Mitchell Britt
in 'Warsaw,' but he wasnt around.
He and Hobert CarrJ of Wallace,
will represent Duplin County in
Che North Carolina Legislature in
Mayor G. S. Best knew of no
news. "Said everything had been
mighty quiet in Warsaw recently.
O. P. Johnson, superintendent of
Duplin schools, says a ' special
meeting of the Kellog Foundation
study in Duplin County is to be
held at Faison on Monday. There-
will be several speakers, including
Guy Phillips of the University of
- Congressman Graham Barden
will be the principal speaker at the
banquet to be -held Monday eve
The Roscoe Jones have moved
into their new home in Kenans-
ville. Mrs. Jones was all smiles
when I asked her if she was en.
joying living in it. I imagine it's
even a pleasure to clean it up each
She tells me Marjorie, her daugh.
ter hasn't been doing any painting
lately. "She's just at the age when
her fancy turns from art work to
boys," she informed. Yes, now a boy
who used to dip her pig tails in the
ink well doesn't seem such a mean
little brat, '
The agriculture building la a real
mess. Off lees are being moved Into
the new addition. It isn't completed
yet, hot inside construction haa pro
gressed to the point that the new of.
f ices had to be filled before the
wwrft In the main VttdltorTtun eotta
be completed. "' .....,,.;,'. v
Mrs. Ruth Herring is working In
the Register of Deeds, office dur
ing the Christmas Month. Seems
Mrs. Christine Williams has a lot
Of additional work 'toward the last
of each year. You should see how
the office is decorated. It Is very
attractive. Mrs. Williams Is active
in Home Demonstration work and
likes to work with flowers and win
Kenan Memorial Auditorium, $1.
738.64; Total $2,914.98.
Maintenance of Plant: Repairs to
Buildings and Grounds i $32,008.89;
Repairs and. Replacements: Furni
ture and Instructional Apparatus,
$10,028.57: ReDairs and ReDlace-
ments: Hratmg. lighting and plumb
ing, $4,061.43; Total $48,938.89.
F i x-e d Charges: Insurance
buildings and. equipment, $11,177.46;
Retirement Fund, $3,929.54; Total
Auxiliary Agencies: Libraries, $1,.
200.00; Total, $1,200.00. Total for
Current Expense Fund, $261,489.68.
Capital Outlay School Fund: New
buildings and grounds; Wallace
White, $17,493.91: Kenan Memorial
Auditorium, $1,382.00; Branch Ne
gro, S807.47; Warsaw, Negro, $13,973.
87; KenansviHe. Negro, $101,772.61;
i Alterations and Additions: Rose
Hill Agricultural Shop, $3,753.48;
Warsaw ( -and Branch, Negro
Asphalt Tile floors, $3,000.00; War-,
saw, Negro Sewage Disposal, $3,
049.09; Equipment: Heating, Light
ing and Plumbing, $2,508.81; Equip
ment: "Furniture, and Instructional
Apparatus, $12,601.48; Total $24,912.
86; New Library Books, $472.36;
Transportation; .Trucks (Original),
$14,350.40; Garage Bldg. and
Equip.$200.00;-Sales and rentals of
textbooks, $lt,mfS; Total, Capital
Outlay Fund, $190,533 93. ,
: Debt Service School Fund: ' Coun
ty Bonds, principal,' $23,000.00; In
terest, $10,12125; bank charges, $48.
16; Cost of Refunding Bonds,- $523.
07; Treasurer's Commission, $200.00;
Total Debt Service School Fund Ex
penditures, $33,892.48. Grand Total,
All Funds, $485,916.09. t t
. The balance on band at the be
ginning of the fiscal year, July 1,
1953, was as follows: ' Current Ex
pense School Fund, $39,665.09; Cap
ital Outlay School Fund $72,887.61;
Debt Service School Fund, $21,625.10
. The balance on hand at the end
of the fiscal year, June 30, 1953, Was
as follows: Current Expense School
Fund, $38,020.94; Capital Outlay
School Fund, $46,305.34; Debt Ser
vice School Fund, $12,382.73.
The audit shows the value of land
, ivonunnea un pack) - ,
T.V. Set For The Home Of The Aged
In Kenansville, Becomes A Reality
The men and women at the board.
ing home for the aged in Kenans
ville will jspend a joyous Christmas
and a glad New Year watching the
brand new RCA Television set In
stalled on Tuesday l this week.
Instead of spending the long dreary
days waiting for each day to end,
they will spend their hours happily
in anticipation, of seeing their fa
vorite TV programs. --This
alesming new TV set is the
result of the cooperative efforts of
the . Kenansville Garden Club; The
Perennial Garden Club of Wallace
The Warsaw Rotary Club; The Mag
nolia Home Civic Club; Circle No.
3of the Wallace Baptist Church; V.
F.W. of Wallace; Cabin Home Dem.
onstration Club; Bethany Chapel
Home Demonstration Club; Magnol
ia Home Demonstration Club; Scotts
Store Home Demonstration Club;
The Methodist, Presbyterian, and
Baptist Churches of Kenansville;
The Duplin Times, Z. J. Carter and
Sons; and many individuals who
Anyone desiring to know for a
surety if their contribution to this
worthy cause is being appreciated
has only to visit this home and see
the happy expressions on the faces
of these elderly people as they en
Joy what SANTA CLAUS has real
May each person who had a part
in bringing joy to these old folks
experience a happier holiday season
through the knowledge that he has
helped to spread the true spirit of
The Kenansville Garden Club,
My hearty thanks to all who con
tributed to the TV set lor our old
people. Yeu will never "know how
much pleasure you have brought
to them and to me. May God bless
you. Mrs. Delia Whaley,
Duplin County Chapter
American Red Cross
Kenansville, North Carolina
Dear Mrs. Boney:
It was nice to see you again and
we do appreciate that a trip to
Camp Lejeune in the rain requires
a special effort I did not realize
that you were not coming back in
yesterday when you went out with
the cart to unload your car. 1 am
sorry I did not see you to say
We want to thank you personally
for all the work you have done 'to
help us with our Christmas needs
and we attach carbons of the let
ters written to the various -com
munity groups who contributed
through your Chapter.
Thank you for your continuing in
terest In the patients in this hos
On behalf of the patients we ex
tend Christmas greetings and best
wishes for a Happy New Tear.
(Miss) Shirley McLallen
"Field Director .
P. S. Organizations contributing
were the Rose Hill Woman's Club,
the Kenansville Garden Club, the
Kenansville Woman's Club, the Se
same Woman$ ,Club and the Garden
Club of Faischlitthe BeulnvfPe Chap
ter, OES., also the Wallace Woman's
Club and the James Kenan Chap.
ter, UDC at'Warsaw, in addition to
some pecans sent by several of the
Home Demonstration Clubs. Some
of the other clubs and Eastern Star
Chapter also the B.&P.W. Club of
Warsaw sent gifts to Cherry Point
and to men on the High Seas who
cannot go home for Christmas.
Baptist: Choir To
- The Warsaw Baptist Choir will
present a ' Christmas Cantata, . "A
Christmas Blessing' 'December 22
at eight o'clock , at-the Baptist
church. The choir will be under' the
direction of Mrs. Glerttt Brown and
Mrs. Paul Potter will accompany
at the organ. --
. The music will coma to life with
church members ' portraying.', the
characters in the Christmas story.
The pantonine- will be under the
direction of Mrs. W. W. Garner; the
lighting. H, C Allen; the props, W.
D. Byrd and decorations, . Mrs, Li
S: Whittle and Mrs. .K-'D. "Pollock.
? Featured soloists WJ1 be: Miss
Ross Garner, voice student at Peace
College, soprano; Mrs. J. F. Strick
'and, alto; Mrs. Glenn Brown, alto
ind R. D. Johnson, baritone., t ,
The public Is cordially Invited
James Loftin Killed
By Car On Sunday
..James Loftin, Negro, Route 2,
Pink Hill, was killed instantly Sun
day between 7 and 7:30 p.m.- when
struck by an ; automobile while
walking along highway 111, eight
miles north of Beulaville. .
. The car, driven by Ralph Henry
Caldwell, 19, of Jacksonville, and
N. C. State College, was meeting
another car and did not have time
to stop when Loftin was first seen
by Caldwell. ; p
Garland Kennedy, Duplin County
coroner, ruled the accident unavoid
able. Loftin was knocked 89 feet from
the point of impact, according to
C. C. Hester, State Highway Patrol
man of Kenansville, who investigat
ed the accident.
Damage to the 1950 Chevrolet
convertible is estimated at $100. Two
witnesses riding with Caldwell were
Rhodney Hamby and Clifford J.
Have Busy Days
Duplin' Sheriff's Department was
kept busy over the week end.
Wflbert Swain, Negro, cut Walter
Williams, at George Henry Lee's
Store, Saturday night.
Sheriff Halph Miller said a war
rant is out for Swain's arrest. 1 He
is charged with assault with a dead
Sarnie Loftin, Negro, who lives
on the Jeff Herring farm, near Al
bertson, 'shot Haywood Miller, Ne
gro, in the foot Saturday night with
a .12 gauge, shotgun, according to
A warrant is out for Loftin's ar
rest. He is charged with assault with
a deadly weapon. t?
" X)n-Saturday nlght'-Norwood Man
ready, white, took $200 of money
from Hampton Andrews, white, in
the Lyman section. According to
Sheriff Miller, Maready was appre
hended Sunday and given a hear
ing before Magistrate G. S. Mul-
drow, of Beulaville.
Maready was bound over to Sup
erior Court and posted a $800 bond.
Miller said the $200 was recovered
and has been returned to Andrews.
Approximately 75 bushels of yel
low corn was stolen from the Wal
lace Feed Mill, Wallace, during the
week end. Sheriff Miller said the
incident was reported to the Depart
ment Monday morning. Investiga
tion is continuing.
"CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS FOR
COUNTY OFFICES SET BY
The Board of County Commission.
ers in session Monday, December
6th, set the Christmas Holidays for
Duplin County Offices for Friday,
December 24th and Monday, Decem
ber 27th. These holidays will be ob
served by all Court House Offices
except the Selective Service Of
fice and will be observed by the
Health Department, the Welfare De
partment and Farm Offices. These
holidays were sot in keeping with
the custom of observing one day
preceding Christmas and one day
The Office of the Superintendent
of Schools and the Selective Service
Office will observe as holidays Dec
ember 22, 23, 24, 27, and 28th.
Dobson Chapel To
On Wednesday night, December 22
at 7:30 Dobson Chapel Church will
present a pageant "Song Over The
World", This pageant has an in
spiring message and portrays the
familiar events of the nativity, but
ends with an appeal to the youth
of today to return to the manger.
Costumes by Mrs. Mason Brown
and Mrs. William Register. Light
ing by Mr, H. L. Sanderson. Direct
ed by Mrs. H. L. Sanderson, Music
by Adult and Junior choirs.
Leroy Simmons '
Pres. Farm Bureau
Leros Simmons, of Albertson, has
been elected president of the Duplin
County FarmBureau for the fiscal
year 1954-53. He has served four
previous terms aa president.
Other officers are! Eugene Carl
ton, Magnolia, first vice-president;
Paul Ingram, Kenansville, second
vice-president; and Mrs. Betty Dafl,
Beautancus, secretary and treasur
; Duplin County Farm Bureau mem
bership for 1955 Is 1,265, .: Simmons
said the goal had been let at 1,400.
J. R. Sutton has been crowned as
Mr. B. F. Grady for 1954 and '55.
He is a former student of LaGrange
' GROUND BREAKING
Ground breaking is scheduled for
the new Albertson Community
building Saturday afternoon at 2
p.m. The public is invited.
There will be an all day shooting
match at the legion hut at Max
wells Mill and barbecue will be
served on Wednesday, December 22.
An all night dance Friday, Decem
ber 24th. Sponsore'd by the Ameri
can Legion post there-. The public
is invited. -
Don't forget the formal opening
of the K. & L. Super Market in
Beulaville Saturday. Plenty of tur
keys and baskets vill be given
away. Arthur Kennedy is the own
er and Max Little, manager. Watch
their ads weekly in the Times.
The Times will lasae early next
week In order to give our em
ployees some time off for Christ
mas, "All correspondents are urg
ed to get their copy In the office
by Monday night All news and
ads most be in by Tuesday night
Officers Seize Stills
During the past week, two stills
were' picked up by Sheriff Mil
ler and his deputies. Near Dun
dy Williems cross road, a steel drum
type still, worm and 1 1-2 barrels
of beer was confiscated by Sher
riff Miller and deputy T. E. Re
velle. No arrest was made.
Later in the week, another still
was . spotted in Magnolia township
by deputy Bdone and Constable
Kissner. The still was a 3 barrel
submarine type, which was destroy
ed by Constable Kissner. No arrests
Duplin Co. Bankers
To Pay For Short
Course At State
The Duplin County Bankers are
sending 3 young farmers to a two
weeks short course at State College
from February 7, to February 19,
The Bankers will pay $75.00 for
each of the 3 farmers who attend
which will cover the entire expen
ses including meals, rooms, tuition,
This Short Course will cover
modern farming methods in live
stock and crop production, farm
mechanization, poultry, fruits and
vegetables and other subjects. All
young men who have finished High
School and have definitely decided
to farm who are interested in at
tending this Short Course should
get an application blank from your
local Bank, Vocational Agriculture
Teacher, or County Agent's office,
fill it out and mall to County Ag
ent's Office in Kenansville, by Jan
uary 10, 1955.
Powers Says 3,370
In 1954 Campaign
Dr. John Powers, Duplin County
Health Department, announced to
day that 3,370 dogs were . vaccinat
ed for rabies during 1954.
: Dr. H. A Phillips, of Wallace, did
the vaccinating as Rabies Inspect
or, appointed by the. Board of Com
missioners; He was assisted by Vic
tor Williams, of Wallace. v
.'The County, vaccinated more
dogs during 1954 than during any
one year" In the history of the De
partment," Dr. Powers said.
; The 1955 rabies program is sched
uled to begin in March.
vvBuura; .w vuwiae wis area in n.
Has Annual Meet; Officers Elected
Tax Listers For Duplin County .
Are Released By Faison McGowen
Tax listers for Duplin County for
1955 were released today by Faison
McGowen, County Accountant.
McGowen also informed that there
is no "grace period" in tax listing.
Books which will be opened for
listings from January 1, to January
31. Penalty goes into effect Febru
ary 1, he said.
The general ruling concerning
taxes has been approved by the
County Board of Commissioners.
An ordinance passed says, "that the
penalty for failure to list property
or a poll before the close of regu
lar listing period shall be 10 per
cent of the tax levied for the cur
rent year on such property or poll.
The minimum penalty shall be
The tax rate for 1955 will not
be set until June, 1955. The 1954 rate
Brother & Sister To
Speak At Sarecta
Tommie and Barbara Willie, will
be guest speakers at tr.e Sare:ta
church on Monday n:ght after
Christmas, December 27. Tommie
and Barbara are brother and stster
and children of the church's mis
sionaries to Cuba. The public is cor
Cantata Dec. 19
The choir of the Pink Hill Meth
odist Church will present a cantata,,
The Dawn of Christmas, at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 19, at the Church.
It will be directed by Mr. Johnny
Watlington, with Mrs. Jack Per
kins as pianist The public is in
vited to attend-
Letters To Santa
I am a little boy 9 years old. My
name is Glenn Batts. I would like
for you to bring me a speedometer
and a Trumpet. I have a little sist
er. She is 4 years old. Her name is
Mary Adeline. She wants a walking
ooll with some extra clothes.
Glenn and Mary Batts
1 have tried to be a nice little
boy. I want some cowboy boots and
some cowboy spurs and some guns,
a Sunday suit and cowboy hars--kerchief.
Please don't forget Boon and the
rest of my friends and please help
my daddy to get well.
Love, Arthur Minshew.
I tried to be a good boy. I want
some Roy Rogers guns and a pair of
boots and a Sunday suit and please
don't forget my friends and my
I am nine years old and don't for
get my brother, Arthur and bring
my mama something nice. Please
help my daddy to get well.
Love, Brad Minshew.
Dear Santa Claus:
I am a boy eight years old and
I am trying to be good. I go to
Sunday School and Sunbeams, also
Baptist Training Union. I am in the
third grade at school.
I would Ijke for you to bring me
a cap that will come down over my
ears if you can and anything else
you have to spare. Please don't for
get any little giri or boy if you
( can help him,
' - i
i iuve yuu,
P.S. I Live right in Beulaville.
Duplin leads Fifth
One person was killed in the fifth
district during the past week. Jam
es Loftin, Negro, was killed Sun
day night near Beulaville, making
Duplin County the leader in traf
fic fatalities for the district dur
ing the past week.
- Sgt. T, W. Fearing reports the
counties accidents are follows:
- Duplin: Seven accidents, one kill
ed, two Injured,- $9,07! property
damage. ' . ;
Wayne: five accidents, none kill
ed, none injured, $L770 property
; -Sampson: six accidents, none kill
ed, two Injured, $1,725 property
Total: 18 accident, one killed.
four injured, and $12,570 property
damage.. - ). , ,
cj s.ov ouuioe s.
Production Credit Group
was $1.55 per $100 property valua
tion. Tax listers for 1955 are: Warsaw
Township: Miss Sadie Bennett and
Mrs. Anna Lee Thomas. Faison
Township: Mrs. Eunice Faison and
Mrs. Bertie Sloan. Wolfscrape: Mrs,
Harvey Carter and Mrs. Russell
Whitfield. Glisson: George B. Wat
Albertson: Mrs. Hess Davis,
Smith: Mrs. David Ressie Smith.
Limestone: George Sumner and Mrs.
Leonard Kennedy, Cypress Creek:
Elmo Maready. Island Creek: Mrs.
Leland Teachey and Mrs. A. C.
Hall. Rock Fish: Mrs. Lillie Blan
ton. Rose Hill: Mrs. Lynwood Fus
sell. Magnolia: William B. Sander.
son, and Kenansville: Mrs. Myrtle
Quinn and Mrs. Maurice Bnnson
Santa Claus Is
Santa Claus is coming to Kenans
ville. He will make his ap-varan'"
here Tuesday morning at 10 o clock
and the local school band will es
cort him from the school house
through town and back to the Court
House where small gifts will be
passed out toNall children.
The local school band, under the
direction of Mr. Bodie, will play
appropriate Christmas music. Every
body turn out and welcome Santa.
New Farm Corn Allotments Available
December 20 Jurors
Jurors have been named as fol
lows for the term of Court begin
ning December 20:
J. W. Albertson, 8; Joseph H.
Jones, 7; Willard Quinn, 9; F. T.
Heath, Jr. 13; James Walker, 4;
Bruce Dixon, 13; J. P. Miller, 7; Ar
thur Apple, 9; Dewey Teachey, 9;
M. E. Barfield, 2; John R. Croom,
12; Leslie Kennedy, 6; Almond D.
Wells, 11; Norwood W. Cavenaugh,
9; A. A Paul, 9; Lloyd Dail, Wil
liam Bradshaw, 9; and Bodell Out
'Song of Holy Night'
The Warsaw Presbyterian Choir
presents a cantata, "Song of The
Holy Night", Sunday, December 19
at eight o'clock.
The cantata will be under the dir
ection of Mrs. W. J. Middleton, Jr.,
and Mrs. Ben Bowden will accom
pany at the organ.
Choir members are: Mesdames
Tommy Phillips, Arnold Jones, J.
P. Harmon, O. S. Matthews, J. T.
Gresham, John Peirce, Charles Wa
hab, Earl Huie, Alice Whaley, A. F.
Jones and W. J. Middleton. Sr.
Tenors are: Arnold Jones, O. S. Mat
thews. V. A. Stancil. Earl Huie. W
J. Middleton and A. F. Jones.
Every one is cordially invited to
Tax Listers will meet in Kenans
ville o Monday, December 20, for
general consideration of methods o
securing a complete list of all pro
perty in the county, and of assess
ing in accordance with law all pro
perty which is to be assessed dur
ing the approaching listing per
iod. Tb Listing of 1955 taxes begins on
Kenansville Christmas Mail Service
Dec. Court Of Honor
On Monday night, December 20.
at 7:30 the Boy Scotfti of Duplin
County win have their final Court
of Honor for 1954 at the Kenansville
high, school auditorium., This.; will
be a Christmas Court t honor for
our ooys in the Scout movement.
The Cub Scouts are invited to
attend with their parents. . '!.
Rev, J. a White of Kenansville
will be the guest speaker for this
Everyone interested In Scouting Is
nviWd to attend the Court of Hon-
Carl Goereh waa principal speak- : ,
er at the annual meeting of Ker r
ansville Production Credit Associa
tion, in Kenansville, last Friday.
The meeting waa held- in Kenan ;
Memorial Auditorium with epproxi- ,.
mately 600 stock holders attending,
according to Garland P. King, sec-,
retary-treasurer of the Association.
Goerch's address was along hu
morous lines and concerned various
incidents which have occurred
throughout North Carolina through
the years. He is publisher of "The
State" Magazine and radio com
mentator of the well known pro-,
gram, "Tar Heel Chats."
In the business session which pro
ceeded Goerch's address, two dir
ectors were named, M. W. Sutton,
of Seven Springs, and Fred Out
law, Herring s Store, were re-elected
to three-year terms.
Other directors are L. Preston
Wells, Sr., of Mount Olive, RFD;
Arthur Kennedy, Beulaville; and
Eugene R. Carlton, Warsaw.
Carlton is currently serving as
president of the Association with
Outlaw acting as vice-president
King is secretary-treasurer.
The Board of Directors have not
met to select officers for the 1954
55 fiscal year, according to King.
Kenansville Production Credit As
sociation was organized in 1934. It
is designed to make agriculture
and livestock loans to farmers. The
1 farmer does not have to be a land
Kmg said there is no limit on the
size loans which can be made to a
particular farmer as long as security
and size of operation justifies such
, Each person receiving a loan from
the Association automatically be
comes a member. There are approx
imately 2.000 members in the Assoc
iation for 1954.
Any , producer who intends to
plant corn In 1955 on a farm where'
no corn was planted during the
years 1952, 1953, or 1954 should ap
ply for a "new farm" corn acre
age allotment if he wants any price
support or an ACP payment in, 1955
Harvey Arnold, Chairman of the
County Agricultural Stabilization
and Conservation Committee, said
Marketing quotas do not apply
to corn, the Chairman explained.
However, under the acreage allot
ment program, the production ot
corn in 1955 on a farm which ha
no corn acreage allotment would
make all the crops from the farm
ineligible for price support in 1955.
Likewise, the producer on such a.
farm would be ineligible for any
payment under the 1935 Agricul
tural Conservation Program.
Application forms for ' new farm"
corn acreage allotments are avail
able at tne County ASC office. Jan
uary 15. 1955 is the last day such
applications may be filed.
At New Buildincs; 1
M. O. Caton, District Engineer
from State Board of Health, was in
Kenansville yesterday inspecting
the Duplin addition to the Agri
culture Building and Duplin Gen
eral Hospital. He was accompanied
on the inspection tour by Henry
Von Oesen, consulting engineer and
Joe Costin, Duplin County Sanitar
ian with the Health Department.
Sewerage disposal facilities 'at
both places was the main object ot
'There is. some adriitioml wnrR
which will have to be rtonp on tm
sewerage disposal facilities," Catbri
informed. He did not elaborate on
his statement, but added that the
inspection is not complete.
; Saturday 18, 1954, the postage
stamp window and general delivery
window will be open until 5 o'clock
Monday, December 20, R F D. Pa
trons Will receive an extra deliv
ery of mail, substitute RF.D. car
rier leaving this office upon arrival
of mail from Railway Poet Office,
(about 2 o'clock p. m.) v -i ;
Friday, December 24, R.F.D. pa
trons will receive 'extra delivery of
mail, RF.D. substitute carrier Ieav. '
Ing this office upon arrival of mail ;
fronV Railway Post Office (about
2.00 p m.) . -,
. Saturday, December 25, ' general
delivery service , from 8:30-JD;0O
.m, Other , added service ".t tie
necessity inay require. ; - -