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" We are ; well blessefl m Nortni
Carolina with newcpapeti and pri
- roary 'media ot communication1 -
both In Quality and quantity. There
are about 200 newspapers, U0 ra
dio itationa and 10 television gta
tioni now serving - the people ot
our State. We 'oro Indeed lorturtate
to have so many sources for lnfor -:
mation, education and entertain
' ment; nd i is my feeling "that
' North Carolina It tortawft to hove
media ot such high character. i
As yoo ltnow, this conference was
eaUed ptioatVy:. tor the smaUer
, daUy. and ! Ton-dany niewtpapen.
v which normally art hot represented
at The Cwnw wyilur tonleis
, ences held- twice "weekly : In Ba
.lelgh. It Is your Job to devote much,
T roar Interest to local news and
tanpentats yhtea w 'the State'
well as the newspapers closest to
' the people. I believe INforth Caro-i
lina ranks high, among the states in
the namber and influence of its'
- small dafly wad -weekly 'newspap-
' . I realize faUy the'f responsibility
, which you, as TOWspaper ' people.
' " fcaii m aealteg -with that most per
ishable commodity - news, "You re-
, cord ot service to your Commun-
' tties and counties throughout the
years has been outstanding. As
' .Governor, l"want you jto know that
we m yoOT.Stsit iiovernment, will
make every effort to 'keep you rn
( formed to the best of our ability on
the progress and -problems of your
. " fovernmeslt
. Thaaktyou tor the many kind
if D IT 0 ft Jfi
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' DAVID WILLIAMSON
By: J. R. Grady
v;Here is a rpan who came from humble beginnings,
ftorsefl imimh from life and believed in the well-
ine of all of his fellowmen.' He started out irt-public
erviceserving bis fellowmen and he soon learned that
i . 'gogoscerrmienti m tlie interest dj
, , jtie servea our counwriwiu sacruwe i, uie wcca uwv
' uM paoPff in the long nuiS' And it did. He se't a pat
(iern for Ygood administration in the. Enforcement of
1 Jaws in tiur county. He was a steward in the Methodist
church Tiere lor forty years. David Williamson tinade a
; J 1 ereat contribution to our county and the Duplin Times
wants to,lrot only recognize
that he was man to be
Succinhlis To Heart
X , Kenansville Funeral services for
David Stephen "Williamson,' age 63,
sheriff and one of the most popular
",V public officials DupUn' County has
. r ever had, wfll be held from the
hom here TxiSaft jA: lit 0B km. In-
. tMinent .wiB; ':tfrov
t 'f cemetery ' here. . 9',.' 9 Y ' A
f Sheriff Williamsoh'seiVed Duplin
T Cowijty "sheriff tonieif-than any
other sheriff. He Ws f irit'elected- In
"1924'Md retired in 794e.'Since.Yia
- ' retirement tit has ojpwrateil his large
- " farm, holdings. ' :Y:'''vs'':.;;.,,;;'Y..'
. , Yesterday he ' was iri" . the jiourt
it, M Jious attending to business at noon.
"V .J I.!.. J kni hilt
- attributed his feelings to too much
k 'Christmas excitement. ;-At J:15. he
; suffered 'a heart attack. Throughout
' ' the afternoon he suffered, two more
' attacks. He was rushed to the James
"Walker Hospital in Wilmington
- where he succumbed at 9:05.-
, i He 'is the son ot, the late Mr. arid
v Mrs.' R. M. (Uncle Dob) Williamson
. of Kenansville township. He,; was
first married to Mary Lou Charrib
rt bit Kenansville and Is survived
i .' By BILL OSCAR HOOKS A u'
! i Student,' State College . .
' Hae you ever thought about your
ilgn' ichool education being inade
, ' (prate; for, ntranc . into a major
VbUege c university? Do you know
- why such a large percentage of
college freshmen i fail ' Various ort
.ientation exams? Thef blame : can
f e pip-pointed Oh two direct caus
' V failure of the students them
- aelves to visualize the importance
of a high school background; and
, a general lack of interest shown by
i ' some 'faculty members. x - .
It Is an accepted fact that college
. ' courses are on a much higher plana
than tnM tau'ghi a high school,
) and the gap between the two is ex-
. Some feW.iyears ago, our. board
ef education began to realize this
fact and to take measures to solve
the problem.' Our eleven . year
'schools added the twelfth to try to
. close this wide gap' between high
school. and-dllegS,: t' 'TTM T
But, actually, what happened
I, , ; , ;NO. 51 " KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, ' THURSDAYr DECEMBER 30, 1854,
comments and editorials which have
been written noouine since t. iouk
office, following the deatfc oi . Qqv
ernbr' tJawtewl ? -Ji. :Tf t;'V'4 '
i I seek your coritlMied wnderstand.
lng and support tn'' the problems
which 'we all face M tfttsens ot
North Carolina.' MWever, I m -well
aware f the lieefl' lor constructive
crSicism from the press and 'else-'
where; and I know-that you will not
hesitate to speak i f your ,, , minds
thrcwih Hhe' iiftorial solaaw, I
vouir jiewspapers, lay only sugges
tion to you, when dealing with our
many slate problemt 4s to remem
ber that the overall welfare of the
State should be taken into account,
rather f than anore MStrieted view
point based primarily on regional
or special interests. I shall attempt
to see my job from a J?tate point of
view, iso. , r.3vd,'f
.During the past" sever'alr weeks I
have' mdt wtth the majority of the
State Department beads ft an effort
to get better acquainted "With them
and the work which they do. I have
told them that they -should con
tinue to carry on the State's busi
ness to "the best cti their ability, as
one rrtan could find the time to
check on theu- work; but their own
conscience and the public would be
their bosses. ; ( . Jr !
The majority ot Btate employees
are energetic,1 efficient and loyal
people;, and they, are -proud Of the
services, rendered by the agency
which they' represent North Caro
lina's' record of long years of flood
State Government is proof oof this
it, put remma au our ioiks
from this marriage "by three child
ren, D. C. (Buddy V of Charlotte;
Mr. Hazel Scott of Kenansville,
and Mrs. Lois Preeythe of ' Faison.
After his first wife died be married
Miss Margaret Malloy of Jonesboro.
Surviving from this marriage arc
two sons, Robert Franklin, now a
student at East ''Carolina College
and Stephen, who is a -seiiior in
Kenansville High Scnool; one- sis
ter," Mrs.. E. Fv Sheppara of Wil
mington and four' brothers; Ben of
Kenansville; R. L' of Richmond;
P. ,P. of Richmond and CoTbett of
Rocky Mount. ' - :
Rev. J;'G. White, pastor of the
local Methodist Church of which
he was ah active, member and stew
ard for ,40 years, will conduct the
services, assisted by . Rev. L. A.
Sharpe of the local Baptist church.
' Active ' pallbearers 1w.iU be Our
man Powell,'-Joe- Wallace, Faison
McGowen, R. V. Wells, Cv P. John
son and 'DiV Guy V. Gooding. Ma
sonic rites will be held at the grave-,
de. ' ' ' . .,
that the original eleven years of
studying was , simply divided, into
twelve, parts. Instead of .' twelfth
grade-work being added and1 on a
higherYlevel,.: the extra year was
crammed between the t grammer
grades and high school, or what is
now-the eighth. 'grade.'; i K '.i ,'Y;.
" Acceptable'' proof of this fact Is
that when I was a ninth-grader, a
freshmant 1 used some of the same'
books .my older sister used as n
eighth grader, When she was In
the eighth grade, it was then the
freshman class. This leaves twelfth
grade, work on the same level as the
old-time eleventh.? , i 1
'iVfe are no better off than before.
In fact, we are lh worse condition.
As I see it, our education 1 a whotd
yesr;.lat br a year: ot ur life Js
wasted, and that gap' mentioned
still remains unbridged. ; 'V;; :Y '$.
j There is lttle hope for a solution
to this problem In the near "future.
Countless' thousands of c 0 11 e g e
freshmen ar repeatedly being fore:
"i"' ' ae maa:e-up courses, uiass -
- Y:j; Y.YY t ':' ' Y'YY Y''- ' - 4 V
ed to take make-up courses. Class
1. 1 -
I A M . ii 1 I 1 1 1 '
statement However, we as State em'
ployews, cannot rest on our lavreis.
Day by dayNorth Carolina grows.
Addioal needs tor services are ev
ident. Nw services authorized in
such areas as education, are Zre
oj9itry totmd to tie witgrown Wfore
completion and ir State overn
ment beoomes more complex and
expensive. In talking with tme group
of 4tit'' -employees, VI reminded
them that greater diligence is de
manded o? each ua:to ?nattih tthese
difficult ,timeil said we must al
ways bear in mind that every dollar
comes from the pocketbooks; of the
people rol, Iojth Cftir61tna--;the 'tax
payers, !. v.; :xi--f
t)ne of the most important prob
lems facing our state how; of course,'
is 'the question 'of revenue and ap
proprlationSi, l-iwpuld like to intrtw
duce the Honorable Henry L. Brid
ges, State Auditor, who will tell
you briefly about this situation.
H shall Tiot ?.ttempt to analyze
in detail all,-aspects of this 1953 fis
cal problem. However, a glance back
at the record of the General Fund
will reveal some astounding figures.
In 1932-33, our total Collections were
under '139,000,000. This period saw
our sales tax enacted. Since about
1940, net revenues , have exceeded
current expenditures each year un-
jltil 'the fiscal yw, .52-83. At this
time, revenues Ijeffan to level off,
while expenditure the cost of gov.
ernment continue, V upward. . Last
year was the firaf .year since 1941
' (Conttnuy?1' Back)
t ' 1' p
A Ulieni snow wav prcsciiwu ui
the school auditorium Triday night
December 10.1954. The PTA held Its
tegular meeting, December 13, 1964.
The parents and teachers entertain
ed themselves with a- panel discus;
ikn , tetitl-k!rrHB iDtfi'iaa . . OT
m TRAINING THE' CHTLP." Mrs,
G. C Bowden, a parent- , who sum
marized the discussion encouraged
all, parents to teach their children
to'rtive, "A Ufe that counts A- re
pass was served In the school cafe
teria. The menu included;, chicken
salad, ritz crackers, iced drinks, and.
The Magnolia Elementary School
has just completed the renovation
and beautification of the school,
Which included painting the Inside.
The school presented its. annual
Christmas pageant entitled:' : Why
Christmas?, December 19, 1954 at
6:00 p.m. in the school auditorium.
The Magnolia Elementary School
and Staff wish to extend to you,
New Ff master
Applications for the postmaster's
job at Calypso must be in to the
U i S. Civil Service Commission,
Washington 25, D. C;Ynot later
than January 4, 1955, it was learn
ed this week.
Written tests for the $3,400 a year
post will be given at Goldsboro
the date of which has not yet been
announced.. Applicants to be consid
ered must have reached their 21st
birthday hut must not have passed
their 63rd, birthday on the closing
date for; receipt of applications, ac
cording vto. the announcement. ' The
applicant must . also pass a rigid
physical , examination.
The" vacancy '.was created by the
retirementj.'iJfJ'C. R.' Best, who was
postmaster at Calypso for 30 years.
es. In reviewVhathematics .and retarded-
- Engllad.'-Mvare overflowing
simply because' high schools fail to
prepare Students' for college work.
lfl.';V-Y,(MVY !; '..?:
' My Wice.Vto., high school stud
ents tt toYbea 'dwVh' Jn the stud
ies, 'that' are now offered to, them,
and to take as many bourgtfa as pos
sible, Perhaps rlate? on, the Board
of Education -WiU heJp yeu solve the
problem more 'thoroughly.
As- to the teiehtxSi I think they
wilt be more th 'Jad to do their
part when yriwoi?r Interest in
book is shewn btentlal coliege
students. They Win, also be glad to
advise you on your .- selection of
Ti it; is niih" jfirne thafyoii ihakei your
Chotos of major curriculum-and
then select high school ; courses lh
that i field. This, tdong with. "Jrour
choice, of a college, require, an im
mense amount of careful conaidera
tioh, and is a very important part
1 oi iim&.prBf? .iifi'
Y' !Y' --Y'y '.:.'- .rV'i'X" ' V:V
of getting; prparedv ,
Ike Houston Given
Gift By ; Detective
' Ike Houston," blind store opera
tar who lives between Beulaville
and Pink' HiU, waa given $100 for
Christmas by Klnstoh City Detective
Wheeler Kennedy. ( '
The presentation came as a result
of an award which had been given
Kennedy by Beulaville Lions Club
for information ' leading to the. ar
rests of Gerald iTones and Woodrow
Lockamy. ' Y Y ;'
The two robbed Houston of ap
proximately '. $500 of merchandise
during the summer. An award was
offered by the Beulaville Lions for
Information ; leading to the arrests
of-those responsible for the theft
Ralph Miller, ' sheriff, of Duplin
County, also offered a 50 reward.
Kennedy accepted the sward with
the opportunity of giving it to Hous.
ton.'!;"'' .. .t ;. ' .'
The theft caused a great deal of
excitement in' Duplin and adjoin
County Game Warden Files Charges
Against ; Warsaw Officer For Assault
A charge of assault with a dead.
ly weapon with intent to kill has
been filed against Officer Archie
Brown of the Warsaw Police De
partment. The charge is a result of
an Incident at a Warsaw theatre
several weeks ago and will be tried
at the next term of Duplin Super
ior Court '
John O. Edwards of Kenansville,
game warden, In Duplin county, fil
led the charges against 'Brown as
the result of a scuffle between the
two men in the lobby of the theatre.
The scuffle Is reported to have
started after Brown asked Edwards
to refrain from smoking in the thea
tre. Brown reportedly struck Ed
wards twice on the head. Edwards
maintains that he. made "0 move
to arrest the officer and that Brown
did 'not identify himself as a po
liceman. Edwards -says that he was
not resisting arrest because be was
noi 'placed nnder j arrest by the pf-
ficer; jThere , :r JoYreportiM any
charges, Bgalnst Sdwards.
Ends Christmas Eve
r " The. Boys' and Girls contest which
has been on at Brewer's Rf'xall Drug
Store in Pink Hill for the past six:
weeks "came to a close Christmas,
eve with prizes being awarded the
winners. During the 6 weeks per-!
iod' for every penny spent in the
store a vote was allowed Some one1
in the contest with Bonus votes on
selected merchandise being given
from time to time. Compiling the
most votes in the boys contest was
Gerald Pickett son of Mr. and
Mrs. Jepsey Pickett and the prize
was a Deluxe bicycle.
Debbie Turner, young daughter o'f
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Turner, won first
prize in the girls race, which also
was a bicycle. Hugh J. Smith, Jr.,
won -an ele'etric train as the runner
up in the, hoys contest. Johnny Tur
ner received a Brownie Hawkeye
Flash outfit as the next winner.
Next in line was Sammy Jones, who
won an airplane. Henry Clay No
bles won a tool set as fourth prize.
Ronnie .Holt, a Holster set for being
fifth. Kenny Page, an out door set,
was next arid James Stroud receiv
ed a road grader as the seventh
Cameras were given J. D. Jen
kins and Byron Simmons as consola
In the girls race! Betty Sue Car
ter received a record player, trail
ing the bicycle winner. Helen Hous
ton, next in line, received a doll,
Geraldine Duff a sewing machine,
Linda Lee, a doll house, Lucy Ann
Turner, a doll, Gloria Gay Quinn,
a tea Set. Tea sets were also given
to Melinda . Rose Jones and Eula
Mae Herring as consolation priz
es. The contest has created, a great
deal of interest among shoppers in
the local Rexall Store area, and this
is the fourth - year that one has
Carl Smith, age 69, of the Halls
ville j Community near Beulaville,
died late Tuesday afternoon at the
home of his daughter, Mrs.. T. , N.
Sandlin after having been in de
clining health for the past several
morrthSk;';1. Y, ;...', ' . it
Funeral services were held
Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
from' the Hallsville Baptist Church
by Bev. Norman Aycock, pastor of
Chinquapin assisted by Rev, J. L.
Powers of Turkey a former "pastor.
Burial was In the C h u r c h ceme.
' He Is survived by one daughter,
MrsT. N, Sandllh of the home,- 4
grand children and one great grand
child. Two sisters. ' Mr Jimmie
Qrady '-fit "Kenansville and, Mrs. L,
C. Miller of Beulaville, two broth
ers McNeill Smith Of Beulaville,
and Sidney. Smith of Bos Hill and
a numper ot neicei ana nepnews.
a number of naices and nephews:
ing counties; State Bureau of In
vestigation authorities entered the
case. !.. v.i
When the presentation was made
at Christmas, SBI agent John B.
Edwards represented the agency.
Robert W. Pope was the . agent on
the case. Others attending the event
were Cecil and James Miller and
I. J. Sandlin, Jr., represented the
Lions Club and Sheriff Clay Broad
way, of Kinston and Lenoir County,
represented the Lenoir sheriffs de
During the Christmas season, the
Beulaville Lions and churches of
the .community gave 50 fruit and
gift' baskets, valued at $450, to un
derpriviledged and needy families
Checks for $50 were given by the
Lions to Mrs. Eddie H. Thlgpen and
Cal Southerland, Negro. They are
blind persons in Beulaville.
Have Little Work
Sheriff Ralph Miller reported one
liquor still destroyed during vthe
past week. ,
A 200 gallon submarine type still
was destroyed in isiana (jreex
Township, Triday afternoon, near1
Pond Landing. Teh barrels of mash
were destroyed. .
On the raid were Norwood "Boone,;
T. E. Reville, "W. O. "Houston and;
Sheriff TaHler. Ko arrests were'
Filander Williams, "Negro, HO, was
cut Christmas "Eve by an 'unidenti
fied, person. Sheriff miller said Wil
liams' left par was cut n two places
and a Slice under his chin. ,
r Tn incident happened oh Trarik
SuminWs'Tsrra 'at ih. old "Pickett
Farm, Sheriff "Miller said th Wen'
tity of the ne who did the cutting
has not been determined but author.
ities -are continuing investigation.
; jack Brmson, of the Cedar Fork,
section, near "Beulaville, was arrest
ed Monday for possessing onequart
Of bootleg whiskey. He is free un
der 200 bond. "His case will be
heard in County Court, January 3,
He received a preliminary hear.
in before "Magistrate G. S. Mul-:
On the whole, Sheriff Miller said
"everything was quiet in Duplin
County during the Christmas holi
days. "Earl Crooms, Warsaw police
chief, said no arrests were made in
Warsaw during the holidays.
Man Returned To
Beasley Craft a 30-year-old white
man was returned to State Hospital
Thursday morning. Craft had been
released, from the state hospital
for the Insane to spend Christmas
holidays with his family in Lime
Wednesday night. Constable Hamp
Cannady called Sheriff Miller to
pick up Craft. He had tried to drink
poison and they were fearful for his
life. Craft has been a patient at
the hospital for about a year and
has previously been hospitalized
Gets Two Stills ,
Wednesday afternoon, Deputy
Bertis Fussell destroyed a 100 gal
lon stll In Rose Hill township, near
Tuts Lake. Along with the still
were seven barrells of mash. No ar
rests were made. t
Earlier m the week, Constable S.
C. Dempsey, and deputies Boone and
Houston destroyed a still n Rock
fish township. The still was a 200
gallon ' submarine type. 26 barrels
of mash were discovered on the
scene, ft number of the barrels had
been buried and were blown wp
with dynamite. 1 ' ( -
The Weekly accident summary for
Wayne. Sampson and Duplin coun
ties for week of Dei 20 through
28, 1954.-. . , ,
The figure correspond- to this or
der: , accidents, killed, Injured and
property damage, - i : -' .'. t,
Wayne: 8, 2, I, $4,675.00 ; v '' i
Duplin: , 0, 0, $2,300.00.
Sampson: 5i 0, $1,000.00 ?
ivj&ii j, oy $7,875.00. ;; u.'i. 1 AIo moisture content of muchniesfrabl weight ' U85J215 -pounds)
Total 19, 2, 6, $7,975.00.
8CB8CRIPTIOI BAtESi $tM per Tear in DnpUn and adjoining .
CennUes; 14.00 eaMde this area In N. C; tS.00 outside N. C, '
Chmtm asPariy ffiray 'For Gorman
Students Una A&'ls Sent Oversea
Warsaw Firm Low
Bidder On Wafer
Works For Field
A low bid of $116,254 was enter
ed yesterday by A. J. Jenkins of
Warsaw for rehabilitation work on
the water system at Seymour John
son Air Force Base in bid openings
at the office of the Wilmington
Corps of Engineers.
Opening of bids followed the
awarding of contracts In the
amount of $668,812 for renovation
of four wooden hangars and reha
bilitation of the six miles of rail
road. A total of seven bids were en
tered, including that entered by T.
A. Loving of Goldsboro for the sum
of $125,793.75. .
Work on the water system will
1 include repair and installation of
lines and overhauling the pumping
The contract for the work is now
subject to checking of unit price,
a condition which governs who will
get the contract. Each bid is to be
checked. This will require about
1 days. ,
Contracts were awarded yester
day to Barnhill and Long, Inc.Tar
boro, $90,436.42, -for rehabilitation
of the railroad, and C. P. Wilson
and Co. of Durham, $578,376, ren
ovation of four wooden hangars.
"Work Oh these projects will begin
following the issuing , of work or
ders by the Corps of Engineers.
This -will take some 10 days.
Bid openings for dormitories at
the air field will take place at Ho
tel Goldsboro on Jan. 13.
Jenkins, low bidder on 'the wa
ter system already has a job for
the Corps of Engineers at Pope
Field, Fort Bragg.
(The Hbmem'akers Home Demon
stration Club met for its regular
monthly meeting Thursday evening
in the home of Mrs. Robert Grady.
The Grady home was decorated
in the Christmas motif. The dining
room table was covered with a green
cloth and centered with an arrange
ment of candles and native berries
Mrs. Hiram Jones gave the devo
tional using the Christmas Story
Mrs. Willie Best presided over
the business session, during which
the scorekeeper, Mrs. James Whit
field, explained our record sys
tem. A demonstration on "Holiday
Meals" wax given by the foods and
nutrition leader, Mrs. Joe Waters.
Mrs. Waters passed out leaflets on
holiday cakes and candies.
Mrs. Robert Grady, program chair.
man, led the group in a discussion
on Christmas decorations. Club re
ports were given by Mrs. Willie
Best, Mrs. James Whitfield and
Mrs. Joe Waters. Mrs. Eugene Ha-
ger led the group in singing the
During the social hour, there was
an exchange of gifts, after which
the hostess assisted by her daught-
er, Lynn and Mrs. Harold McCul-
len, served refreshments.
Cited By US DA Economists
Drought and lower prices have
brought hardships to cattlemen,
most of them are riding out the
storm, observe agricultural econ
omists at Washington.
In their annual look at what lies
ahead, the economists of the U. S.
Department of Agriculture, see reas
onable stability with little change
in prices for cattlemen for the year
ahead. Despite a 10 per cent increase
in calf and cattle slaughter during
the first nine months of 1954 over
1953, the number of cattle on the
nation's farms January 1, 1955, will
be about the same as a year earlier
Any .change will be small, and the
cattle Inventory will likely be about
Consumer $ preference for light
weight cattle is expected to con
tinue. Generally speaking, this will
enable producers to cut costs, since
the younger light-weight cattle us
ually use teed more efficiently than
older, heavier animals.. This trend
keeps meat production '. from in
creasing proportionally with either
marketing or slaughter.' V
The Department's report indicates
that many producers in the cash
grain belt did not ' comply with
their 1954 corn-acreage allotments.
By PAUL BAR WICK.
On December 25, in a small school
district in Western Germany, a
Christmas Party was held for the
350 persons why reside in the dis
It was the teachers of Duplin
County who made the party possi
ble. Through D, B. Teachey, chair
man of the International Relations
Committee of the -Duplin Unit of
North Carolina Education Associa
tion, teachers contributed $339.27 for
the event. . , . - - .
In a letter from Hans Franzen to
Superintendent of Schools O. P.
Johnson, Hans told of plans for
the occasion, m. ,
Those who attended the party
were served coffee and cookies. In
addition, each child y in the school
district, under 14 years of age, was
given a small gift All shut-ins
were also given a gift and served
coffee and cookies.
This was the second year that Du
plin County teachers have given
a party to friends In Germany.
The relationship between Duplin
County folks and citizens of Frohn-
gau, Germany had its origin in the
fall of 1952. , ,' '
Hans Franzen came to 1 the Unit
ed States as an exchange 'teacher.
His assignment was ta the Univer
sity of North Carolina and from
that point he visited' several coun
ties throughout North 'Carolina,
observing schools, churches and
customs. ' :
During his stay at the University,
he had the opportunity of visiting
Duplin schools, churches and In the
homes of many of her citizens;
Christmas was spent by Hans in
the home of Superintendent John
son. He observed ' the - American
Christmas for the first time.
.Before Christmas 1953, a group ot
teachers decided to send Hans $190
which he could use in giving the
children of hi ichooMuparty
It was through this friendly ges
ture that children of JFrohngau, Ger.
many started a correspondence with
several , of the boys -and girls in
Duplin County, Tblt jrv children
'ffiSTSHS' W" UWn, the tfttfKtt writ sA
J: "51 friendly note to a foreign lienof
many letters, describing life in the
United States and Germany.
In a letter to Johnson on Novem
ber 11, 1954, Hans wrote: "It is in
this way that I hope to foster bet
ter understanding among our little
Changes to be made In our Sub
station will necessitate a power in
terruption Wednesday afternoon,
January 5, 1955, in eastern Duplin
County, according to J. C. Maults
by, local manager for Carolina Pow.
er and Light Company.
Power will be off between 1:30
and 2:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon,
January 5, 1955. The area to be
affected includes Kenansville, Halls
ville, Beulaville and Chinquapin,
beginning at Kirby's Feed Mill east
of Warsaw to Oliver Sloan's Resi
dence east of Lyman's Crossroads.
Maultsby explained that Wednes
day afternoon was chosen as the
time a power interruption is least
likely to cause customers inconven
ience. Crews will take advantage of the
outage, Maultsby added, to perform
maintenance work that would be
dangerous with lines energized.
The Navy probe sthe atmosphere
40 miles high above the North Pole
for information on cosmic rays.
And Meat Outlook
of the corn in that area may be tor
high'to be eligible for storage under
the price-support program. The
prospects of large amounts of "free
corn" at prices below support level;
are expected to increase cattle feed,
Also, better profits from cattle
feeding last season may encourage
a small expansion In feed-lot opera
tions. Eastern corn belt buyers were
more active in 1954 at feeder calf
and feeder calf and yearling sale.
All these signs point to slightly
more cattle on feed by January.
Prices received for the top grad
es of grain-finished steerg should re.
main near their present levels until
the seasonal increase in marketings
in late winter. However, prices of
fed cattle are likely to carry' a
weaker undertone during the fall
when about 50 or 60 per cent of
slaughter steers are generally sold.
Moreover, differences' In cor prices
re usually wider In fh late Spring
when dairy .herd are balled, and
again in the fall wnen Jjeef jierds
are culled.. iVjfcf- f'-i-'rtty
Prices of veal calves are expected
to average slightly lower next year.
Farmers are advised to use extreme
care in marketing veals at the most
PRICE TEN CENTS '
ones. True it i just a little what
we can do about mutual under.-,
standing; but I think we should do
all we can in our place. If we can
develop hi them a feeling of friend-
ly fellowship toward the boy and .h
the girl in the other country, we ;"
have taken an important step for
ward in the consolidation of our '
Western world." ,
This is the Hans who served in
the German Army during World
War II. He was on the front lines
fighting against the Russians. He
know first hand about that which
It is this Hans who, m a recent
political election, was attending a
$wn meeting In which a Commun-
1st was running down the United
States. Hans rose to speak his muid.
He writes that he told the group
that the racial relationships are
good; that America is a wonderful
place and a Nation in whose foot- -rteps
Germany oan follow to help;
bring peace on earth. He told the
group he knew what he was talk
ing about because, "I have been
there and seen for myself.'
In the voting, the Communist
party received a defeat which it
will remember for a long time. Hans
writes that, "The Communist Party
is not recognized as a political par
ty in Western Germany because it
j , j J ; ai in nml
of the total vote."
. Superintendent Johnson com
ments: "If every adrninistrative unit
In the United States would begin
exchanging books and letters, even
it just among, the children and
teachers of schools, I ' believe we
could bring about peace on earth
and good will toward all men " ,
Duplin County teachers, through
the County Unit of JtfCEA, is prov
ing that good will can be built up
with those who at one time were
our enemy on the field of battle; but
who today, are helping carry free
dom and democracy to the peoples
of the world. ', .
- Not only are student correspond
ing with Germans, but the teachers
B66ks and leaflets on school and
American life "are being ,sent to
Germany. In turn, ' Hans and - his '
Students are sending books and writ
ten material to the people of Duplin
Senator Kerr Scott
Urges Farmers On
Senator W. Kerr Scott today urged
North Carolina farmers to put in
their applications for necessary
Farmers Home . Administration em
ergency loans "just as soon as possi
ble." The Senator said farmers in 59
Tar Heel counties are eligible for
emergency FHA loans as a result of
damages by Hurricane Hazel and
last summer's prolonged drought.
emergency loans to farmers in the.
affected counties until December
31, 1955. . However, he said it is
mighty important to get applications
in for such loans as soon as possi
ble to insure needed funds for the
1955 crop year.
!or .price differences between var
ious weights of the same grade are
often wider than price differences
for different , grades of the same
Better grade grass-fattened steers
and, heifers should bring prices next
fall roughly the same as in 1954.
However, prices for grass-fattened
animals are closely ' related to
prices of grain finished cattle,
Should a decided weakness deve
lop for grain-finished cattle, it
would be quickly reflected in pric
es of grass cattle. Assuming nor
mal feed and pasture conditions and
a continued , strong consumer de
mand, prices of good and choice
slaughter steers should average $18
to $20 per cwt In the fall of 1955.
;1 Unless r feeder-cattle marketings
are reduced in 1955 (which seems
a remote possibility!,; prices likely
will average ' somewhere between
1954 hd 195S levels..' Buvera will
continue, to. be quite selective, re
lating in significant price differ,
ences between grades. Y- i':'i
'It may 'still pay the feeder-calf
producer with a low-grade calf td
sellit as veal rather than keen It to
sell as a feeder. Low-grade cajvea
seldom ';taw wlftTm T:
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