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VOLUME XXUI. NO
Ifzr teao&a f aifence, fJ6 Drivers icenco,
fa vGfld in
A one wek term of Sup. Court
cMvenM here Monday with Judge
t Bundjr of Greenville presiding. It
u Ju'dgs: Bundy'f first court' in
Kenanaville. The docket wai made
cut for three day I. Court adjourn
ed Wednesday night - until Friday
' when a fourth day of cases will be
heard.'. , . - V - -
Ot rnuch .Interest and yet not
' quite understood, - was the ease
against Willis Themas Wolfe, charg
' ed with carelea and reckless driv
ing, driving after drivers license
was revoked and ' manslaughter.
' Rivers Johnson, Jr., was appointed
" by the court to defend him. Through
-bis attorney he plead nolo - con.
i tendfe. Judge Bundy heard the evi-
dence and. declared the defendant
not guilty. There wai.no jury. The
- evidence showed, it was reported
outside court room, that the defen
dant's car and one driven, by Jack
Loftln of Mf. Olive hit head-on on
- a Duplin road near Mt Olive. The
Loftin car was knocked backwards
v come 40 feet more or less, and the
collision occured on Loftin's side
of the road as he was driving in his
right-of-way. The collision occurred
at night Loftin's mother, an occu
pant of Loftin's car, died a short
; time after the accident Wolfe was
already under suspended sentence
and was driving after his drivers
license had been revoked. He ad
mitted having drunk some beer du
ring the day. 1
The following account of the
wreck was carried in the Duplin
Times on August 11th, 1955.
MOUNT OLIVE. ' One person
was fatally hurt and four others
were injured two seriously, in an
automobile accident at Iones Cha
pel Saturday at 11 p.m.
Mrs. Roberta English Loftin, 81,
died an, hour after reaching Wayne
..Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro,
A seavchingvparty of approximate
ly 200 men invaded Goshen swamp,
in the vicinity of Summerlin's Cross
roads, last Thursday night, look
ing for a high school student and his
faithful dog lost in the swamp.
pavid King, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry King of the Summerlin's
Crossroads community, was found
shortly before midnight after a
searching party had penetrated
deep into the swamp. One of the
two dogs he had taken with him on
the hunting trip remained at his
The other had returned home ear
lier, touching1 off the man-hunt.
When young King tailed to return
home at dark but one of his dogs
did, the search for the Kenanaville
High school student began.
Members of the searching party
said that when he was found, young
King was wet from "head to foot"
end expressed doubt he would have
rurvived through the night, had he
not been found. The you'h suffer
e from only . minor exposure and
was well enough to play basketball
the following night , ;
King left his home alone, except
for his two dogs, around 4 o'clock
Thursday afternoon to go" hunting,
but before leaving told his fam
ily he would be home in tithe to at
tend a meeting of the Mount Olive
Woodmen of the World. When he
- -had not shown up in time, the fam
ily checked with friends' to see if
he had stopped, at their home.
Duplin Methodist Leaders Meet Sunday
! "-'''-'! Hfci.-:.--- a'
aV' The Methodist v ministers and
church school superintendents all
over Duplin County will gather to
gether at the Warsaw" Methodist
; i'V 'Church on Sunday afternoon, Jan
f f vvt ? M tM p.m, fttia' group, of
', , leaders, known as the Board of
Managers, will make plana for the
Christian Workers , School: to be
held for Christian workers from all
(4, ', of the Methodist. Churshea over the
" County; . .'.' . "' ' ' ;. -.
This group it expected to select
4 rrses, make recommendations for
f itmctors, select the place and date
v A tb achool ,elet a chairman .jpf
A special sad very Important
' meeting of the : Warsaw- Ground
Observer Corp. will be held Fri
day Bight In the high school a
dlteriom at t p.m.: .- .;-';.'.-13.'; '-i-.u-"
The pBrpase oC the meeting la to
at np a schedala for the rail
time watch which win
State-wide on February
.: Those Interested In serving the
GOC, eaU BUI Beyetto jm Mrs.
where all were taken by ambulance
following the accident.
A Chevrolet driven by W. W.
(Jack) Loftin of Mount Olive and
a Ford said to have been driven
by Thomat. Wolfe of near here were
the, vehicles involved. ...
Riding with Loftin were his wife,
and far. ttther, Mrs. Roberta Eng
lish D -a, and EraW Bullock all
of Mount OJUvei A o
Wolfe wa said to have been
alone, '''VA.'VV' v. ""'"'-"'' '-.
Loftin's " mother succumbed to
head and Internal Injuries. Her son
suffered a broken leg, back in
jury, severe cuts and bruises.
His wife's left leg was broken in
two places" and -she sustained a fa
cial Injury cuta and bruises.
Bullock's ankle Was fractured and
his face badly, tut,',. vY'.'A
Wolfe was not seriously hurt
Duplin County patrolman, J. S.
Briley investigated the accident, in
which both .cars were demolished.
There were no V , witnesses and
those investigating said it was dif
ficult to determine definitely the
direction in which the cars were
traveling or the actual cause of the
Evidence indicated, however that
Wolfe was, driving on the wrong
side of the; road, the Highway Pa
trol said. t,' ..
And yet the court said he was
rot guilty., .
Other cases disposed of were:
Harry Vann Smith, three charges
of possession of tax paid whiskey
for the purpose of sale. Plead guilty.
Prayer for' Judgment continued to
April term of court.
Garland Relrnon Casteen, was sen.
teneed to four. months on the roads
on the charge of careless and reck
less driving. Sentence was suspend
ed on payment of $25.00 and cqst.
(Continued On Back)
After receiving negative replies
from friends and after one of the
two dogs returned home, the Mount
Olive police were 'notified. They
in turn, according to reports, noti
fied the highway patrol; the Duplin
county sheriff's department also
was called in Men of the com
munity volunteered to look for
the youth; blood hounds were also
called for but failed to track the
boy, and members of the Wood
men camp joined in the hunt
Armed with flashlights and guns,
the searching party penetrated deep
into the swamp, firing rifles now
and then to notify the boy of their,
locations. Several drove cars as
far as possible Into the swamp and
it was a party in one of these that
eventually located the youth;
' . v
A group, comprized of Tom dar
ner of Seven Springs! Elmer Swin-
son. Jr.r Gerald Che;
Smith, heard the
leallzine he may
i shouts, and
too weak to
and swam to
walk to them, wadi
After his rescue, Ki(ig was quoted
as saying he tried to .get the other
dog to go. borne butt that the. pet
Mrs. King," mother of the young
man, said her son wa beginning to
show effects of his narrowing ex
perience. She said his throat - was
so sore Sunday he 'rould hardly
speak, and that complete feeling had
not yet returned to h(a legs because
of the exposure. f
.a -J' ti! "V- I ''"' ! "
the Board of Managers, Dean of the
school, and treasurer. v . :
'All Methodist! ministers and
church school supts. of all Method
ist Churches in th . Kenans ville
tone are urged to be present .'
Churches or charges covered in
the Kenanaville zone are: Faison
Circuit Warsaw Circuit, Pink Hill
Circuit, Wallace, Rose Hill Charity,
Kenanaville Circuit Sa recta Charge.
B.F. Grady HD
Club Has Meet
The B. T. Grady Horn Demonstra.
tion Club held its January meeting
with Mrs. Fred Williams, Monday,
January 9th at 3:00. The pew officers
installed were: President, Mrs. Wll
lard Westbrook; Vice . President,
Mrs. Graham Teachey:'. Secretary.
Mrs.. Lawson Williams; and Trea-
nrer,, Mrs. William Sutton.
. Mrs. Mae Splcer, ' Home Agent
gave a talk on "How to Have Better
Club, Meeting. (. The club, voted
for each member to, bring a gift to
the next meeting to be used by eld
erly people in-a boarding home.
.The hosteas served refreshments
the thirteen members present
The next meeting will be with Mrs,
Scott "Herring on Saturday nighty
reoruary ta at t:w pjn. , -
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Duplin Red Cross Holds Annual Meet
Report Funds Are Dangerously Low
The Seml-Annual Meeting of the Ibled two years during that period
Duplin County Chapter, American as our Fund Campaign, Manager.
Red Cross' waa held at 7:30 on last I This was accepted by appropriate
Tuesday night, January the 17, 1958 I remarks from Mr. Kramer, who sta
in the Chapter Office here in Ken- ted that he was stepping back to
ansviUe. . Chapter Chairman, Harry vice-chairman and would be sue
E. Kramer of Wallace called the ceeded as chapter chairman by At-
meeting to order and presided.
After the reading of the minutes
a report of the Treasurer was given
by Paul Ingram of Kenanaville. He
stated that the chapter only has a
balance of $65.00 which was danger
ously low and he did not know how
the January and February bills
were going to oe paia umess
some "Advanced Gifts" could be se-
cured before the 1956 Fund Cam-'
nnlffn Drive actually becina on
March the first Any Board mem-
ber or anyone else interested in
the progress of the Duplin County
Chapter, -ARC.; may make a con
tribution toour Treasurer as nam
ed above or to the Execu'ive Sec
retary, Mrs. N. B. Boney at any time
in the near future.
The Jr. Red Cross report showed
nine white schools and ten Negroes
enrolled during 1955. They sent in a
total of $278.06 which is $89.15 better '
than they did in 1954. In addition
to the cash donations, they filled
end shipped overseas 59 gift boxes
value at $1.00 per box.
The Home Nursing chairman, Mrs.
L. Summerlin reported three Home
Nursing Classes during the past six
months and a total of 52 certificates
while the First Aid report showed
that 34 certificates had been present
ed since the annual meeting last
Dr. IL W. Colwell of Wallace dis
cussed Je, relationship, of, the Red
Cross' with" Civil Defense' and ex
pressed ' the ', hope that we some
oay n the very near future would
have at least one member of every
Duplin Family trained in First Aid
and Home Nursing so we would be
better prepared in Time of Disaster.
Mrs. Sam Newton told of the 8
gift boxes sent through this Chapter
to men on the high seas who could
not get.home for Christmas and the
50 gifts sent to Camp Lejeune to
help bring Christmas cheer to the
patients there in the U.S.N. Hospi
tal. In addition to the gifts we
sent 50 lbs of hard candy and 10
lbs. of nuts, -also numerous maga
zines, pencils, comic books, play
ing cards and other games. She ex
pressed gratitude for the various or
ganizations in- our county who con
tributed these Kerns through our
Community Services Project.
Mrs. Boney gave a brief summary
of the Home Service Statitstical re
port for the past six months which
phowed an average of 45 cases hand
led per month. She also awarded a
Five Year Service Pin to Mr. Kram.
er who 'has been chapter chairman
for five successive years and dou-
Telepbhe Company Begins Rural Lines
Kenansv Chapel; Beulaville-Lyman-Fpunfain
Lines In Projects
Telephone company construction
forces are .scheduled- to -begin- work
within the next two weeks on pro
jects involving an estimated expen
diture of some $17,000.. The projects
will provide, telephone service to
approximately SO rural applicants
in two different sections of Duplin.
This was. disclosed today by W.
Y. Vanh, local manager for Carolina
Telephone and Telegraph Company,
who stated that the telephone com
pany expects to have service avail
able to applicants in both areas by
the first of March.
The largest of the projects will
involve construction of some 9 miles
of new pole line out of the Beula
ville exchange southeast to the
Lyman and Fountain sections nt tw
county. The Company expects to
serve approximately 40 applicants
in this area.
In another section south of Ken
anaville toward Chinquapin tele
phone, company forces will build ap
proximately two miles of new tele
phone lines to serve 7 rural appli
cants in that area. These new appli
cants will be served out of the Ken
anaville exchange' while the Lyman
and Fountain applicants will be
" Mrs. Mabel Watklns, of Warsaw,
is in Duplin General Hospital where
sne is receiving treatment xor
broken ankle: - .h-'-'i
. Mrs. Watkltts fell .when crossing
the railroad- in- Warsaw Tuesday
morning: 'The icy- weather condi
tio nis attributed as the cause. -
: The-ankle i broken in three'plao.
She is employed at the Branch
Bank and Trust Company in War-
THUESDAY; JANUARY 26,
torney Robert L. West of Warsaw
who was not present' due to the
fact that he was in Richmond but
planned to take over as soon aa he
returned to the county. J "
Frank Hollowell, Field Represen
tative, with headquarters in Golds
boro was present and made some
, ueipnu remans concerning our
' work and the coming Campaign. It
was announced that our 195S goal
I Attorney Russell Lanier of Beu-
iaville, our current fund campaign
manager was recognized as was
County Agent, R E. Wilkins who
will manage the Negro Division and
they briefly discussed their plans
in securing community chairmen to
assist them and hope to circulate
literature in the next few weeks.
Resigns To Take
Allen Dale Bucklew, coach of
Beulaville High School has resign
ed effective January 31 to accept
a position with the Safety Division
of the North Carolina Department
of .Motor- Vehlels.Hia work-will
he in Wake County training school
bus drivers and working with traf
He has been a coach in Eastern
North Carolina for the past 7 years.
His coaching football at Beulaville
" nst ver and a half was
highlighted by Benny Thigpen, the
t.iit Beulaville boy making the
all-eastern team, and his girls bas
ket ball team holding current first
place in the pounty. He also coach
ed base ball.
He has been active in the affairs
of the community, who Join Prin
cipal Ray Humphrey in regret at
his resignation but wish him sue-1
cess in nis new Held oi occu
pation. He received his A. B. Degree at
Fairmont State, West Virginia and
his M. A. at the University of West
His wife, the former Jean Davison
of Clarkburg, West, Va., and child
len, Allen, Stevie and Dianne will
reside here until school is ended
and then move to Wake County
to make their home. . Mrs. Buck
lew is one of the 8th grade teachers.
served from the Beulaville ex
change. These are one of many such pro
jects undertaken by the telephone
company to expand its service fa
cilities to rural applicants in East
ern North Carolina. Over one hun
dred such projects are scheduled
for completion during 1956.
Negro Man's Girl
Friend; Turns Out
To Be Orgy Actor
George Washington Farrior, Negro
farmer of near Kenansville, was re
leased from the Duplin General
Hospital yesterday after having
been a patient since early Sunday
morning suffering with a severe
knife wound in the back. According
to Sheriff Miller,-George Washing
ton was carried t& the hospital about
two A.M. last Sunday with a deep
wound in his back, allegedly cut by
a Negro woman. Farrior, at the
time, stated he did not know who
cut him. Doctors said he was ap
parently stabbed with a scout or
hunting knife. The skin wound was
not large but the blade penetrated
deep, -fcarely missing the vertebrae
and lung. The -inside .wound was
" Officers Were searching for the
attacker but had no important leads
other than suspicions. . Yesterday
Miller admitted te Sheriff Miller
that the person who stabbed iiim
was Lena Mae Bright a Negro 'wo
man who reportedly has been living
with Miller -while his wife Is away.
A warrant has been issued for her,
charging her' with" assault' with
deadly weapon, but she has not been
apprehended,. Officers, talked with
Lena Mae on Monday but the de
nied any knowledge of the Affair.
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Church; Rev. Bradshaw Speaks
REV, R. W. BRADSHAW"?.
The annual district conference
Of the Goldeboro District of The
Methodist Church will be held at
Goshen Methodist Church in' Samp
son County February 1 from 9:s0
a m. to 3:30 p.m., according to , an
nouncement .by Rev. H. M. McLamb
Superintendent of the District.
Dr. Howard P. Powell, pastor of
Edenton Street Methodist Church
Raleigh, will preach the conference
sermon as a feature of the pro
gram of evangelism. Rev. J. V. Ear
ly of Smithfield, district secretary
of evangelism, will introduce the
speaker and present the church's
program on evangelism.
Rev. R. W. Bradshaw, pastor of
First Methodist Church of Wilson,
chairman of the N. C. Conference
Committee on the church's New Fi
nancial Plan, will explain the plan
to the conference. This will be fol
lowed by a panel discussion of the
plan, by A. C. Edwards of Hooker
ton, District Lay Leader, and the
associate leaders. J. D. Joyner of
Farmvllle. Jesse--Sumner trf Wit-
lard, Robert Rose of Goldsboro,
and J. T. Douphtie of Clinton.
Rev. L. C. Vereen of Farmville,
district secretary of missions, will
report on missions. Rev. T. A. Col
lins of Raleigh, director of church
extension in the N. C. Conference,
will report on progress and plans
In this field and Rev. A. F. McClung
will tell about the new Grace
Church in Clinton of which he is
Christian education will be in
charge of Rev. D. L. Fouts of Mt.
Olive, district director of church
school work. Sharing the program
with him will be Rev. and Mrs,
H. D. Minor of Faison, adults and
children; Rev. W. H. Kirby of Fre
mont, youth; and Dr. C. P. Morris
of the conference office in Durham.
Mrs. Shelton Boyd of Mt Olive
will report on the Woman's Society
of Christian Service. Rev. R. H.
Lewis of Goldsboro will report on
Hospitals and Homes. Rev. J. F.
Coble, superintendent will speak
of the Retirement Home in Dur
ham and Rev. F. D. Hedden, superin
tendent, will bring information a
bout the Methodist Home for Chil
dren in Raleigh.
Dr. A. J. Hobbs of Goldsboro will
discuss the N. C. Christian Advocate
and present its new editor, Dr. R. P.
Marshall of Greensboro for greet
ings. Other speakers include Dr. D. E.
Earnhardt of Clinton, temperance;
J. D. Pike of Goldsboro, district
trustees; and Rev. E: E. Whitley of
Roseboro, Christian Cocation.
Rev. N. L, Jones is pastor of Go
shen and Keener churches which
will be hosts to the conference. A
free dinner will be served.
Paul Grady Guest
Chicago, nil. 1211958
Paul D. Grady, Sr., of Kenly, N. C.
was a guest of Governor Adlal Stev
enson here today. Grady who' has
been spending this week in Chica
go on business was invited as a
member of a group of business men
representing every section of the
nation to attend a conference with
the Presidential Candidate and give
to him their views on the agricul
tural and general economic situa
tion in the country, . Grady, the
only southerner in the group, stress-'
id the conditions peculiar to south
ern agriculture and that of North
Carolina in particular. He has been
invited to appear before the Com
mittee of Congress to give them the
benefit of his observations- gained
during his travels throughout the
nation. : ;
i RALEIGH The Motor Veoicles
Department's summary ef traffic
deaths through 10 ajn. Jan. 23,.
I Killed this year: 68.
i Killed to data last year: 67. t
If safety is worth life, drive
and walk carefully!
SUBSCBIFTIOtr BATES: flM per few la Duplin a4 adjoinlnf
Oaantic HN HtaUi this mm in K. C; IM wMd W. C. '
BY J. R. GRADY
TOWN TAGS IS A MUST -Many
motorists in Kenansville
and other towns in the county have
not purchased their 1956 town auto
tags. These tags are just as neces
sary as are state tags and the law
requires every vehicle owner, car
or truck, to purchase and display
one on each. The law says dis
play as well as purchase. To date
less than 50 per cent of owners
in Kenansville have purchased their
tags. The deadline has been set for
Feb. 15th. After that date a penalty
will be added. The tag costs only
$1.00 each. Incidentally your town
tegs should be displayed on the
front and State tags must be dis
played on the rear.
SNOW, RAIN, SLEET
Old mother nature just won't
take Care of the chillunses In Du
plin, it looks like. They read and
see pictures of snow mans and the
joy Yankee children get out of their
sleighs and Just can't understand
why here in Duplin they can't
have the same fun. Why, they have
not even had a chance for a good
snowballin' or to make snow cream
this year. Tuesday morning they
awoke with glee seeing ice, sleet
and frozen rain on the ground, and
snow falling. Icycles were hanging
from trees and houses and every
thing was set just right for a win
ter wonderland when old man Sol
had to. come out and spoil it all.
The weather man predicted snow
for today but later changed his
mind and said it might come Fri
day. Here's hoping, for the child
ren's sake, and many a grownup
who doesn't like to stay grown-up
all the. time, especially one or two
rather stout ' persons we know in
Kenansville. "Make me a child
again, just for tonight."
Norwood Boone left this week
for Florida to retrieve two Duplin
Negro men who have been jailed
somewhere near Miami, Fla., at the
request of the local sheriff's office
for non-support. Their spouses say
they vanished to Florida and are
now living within two blocks of
each other making a living by pick
ing and eating oranges. They will be
safely behind bars in Duplin short
ly. FOUR MEN INDUCTED
The following men from Duplin
County were inducted into the Arm
ed Forces on January 18. They were
Lee Arthur Whitley, Route 2, Fai
son; James Douglas Smith, Route
1, Seven Springs; Lloyd Franklin
Andrews, Route 1, Chinquapin and
Elwood Ray Lanier, Route 1, Chin
quapin. A NEW LOOK
School officials were happy this
week to receive one of fifty new
school buses allocated to North
Carolina counties. The new bus,
number 64, went to the Chinquapin
school aid began its travels yes
The new bus is a departure from
the old types in power, size and
safety. The general outside appear
ance isf about the same as present
buses except much longer and the
cab is over the motor. It is made by
the Eerley Thomas Car Works of
High Point and cost about $6,000.
The motor is a 255 horse power G.
M.C. The old buses average 125
borsepower. Seating capacity is 72
with a maximum load of 90 as com
pared! to 48 seating capacity with
maximum of 60 on the old buses.
All seats are leather upholstery
with Steel frames. Inside color is
greeny" and brown. Outside, orange.
it nas nyaromatic transmission eli-
mlnating gear shifting, as in mod
ern autos. The windshield is much
lsrger giving more and better vis
ion. With the cab up front over the
motor the driver has unobstructed
vision around the front of the truck.
The new bus is being driven by
Elwood Lanie of Chinquapin.
5TH SUNDAY SUPPER
The regular1 6th Sunday Fellow
ship supper in Kenansville will not
be held next Sunday.
FSA OFFICE CHANGES
Mr. George Sturgeon, local man
ager of the Farm Security Adminis
tration office is being transferred
to another county due to the fact
that Duplin County has been moved
up to a higher ranking. He will be
replaced bjj a Mr. Chaney. Mr. Stur
geon says he regrets having to
. There will be a dance at the
American Legion Hut at Maxwell's
Mill Saturday, January 28, 1856. This
dance is sponsored " by ; the ' B. JP.
Grady Home Demonstration Cliib,
Admission will be 75c each. All pro
ceeds will be given to the March
of Dimes Polio Fund.
, Mr. John Dave Grady, chairman
of the Polio Fund Drive tor Albert
son township urges all to attend
BY PAUL BAR WICK
Reply to Mrs. Dora Betty Bell's
law suit ' against Leroy Simmons
has been filed in the office of
Clerk of Superior Court, in Ken
ansville. The reply was tiled Fri
The answer of Leroy
Simmons' to Mrs. Dora
Betty Bell's law suit, is
in the office of Clerk of
Superior Court, in the
Court House, in Kenans
ville. . R. V. Wells, who
has been Clerk of Super
ior Court, in Duplin, for
some 27 years, says it is
no unusual thing for law
yers to come to the office
borrow documents to
take with them to their
office for study. The an
swer of Simmons has not
been done away with or
according to reports,
merely temporarilly out
of file a short time Mon
day A. M. It is not a
strange twist to any miss
In his reply, Simmons denies that
the information initially appearing
in the News and Observer issue of
October 13, 1955, which he released
is "false, defamatory, libelous, de
rogatory, and slanderous."
Mrs. Bell, who at the time the
article was published was secre
tary - treasurer of the Duplin Coun
ty Farm Bureau, has filed suit ag
ainst Simmons, president of the
Duplin Farm Bureau, asking for
$50,000 in compensatory and puni
The article brought to light Sim
mon's alleged discovery that Farm
Bureau records were missing from
the office of Mrs. Bell, in the Agri
culture Building. She is also Office
Manager of the Duplin County ASC.
Simmons states in his answer that
"the defendant alleges that the
plaintiff stated to him and to a com
mittee consisting of Eugene Carl
ton, Taft Herring and Arthur Whit
field, and later to the same com
mittee and to Ralph Miller, Sheriff
Hugh Johnson, Lifelong Democrat Of
Rose Hill, First To Announce For House
Appointed By Governor To Succeed Carr
Hugh ' S. Johnson, Jr., Rose Hill
business man, became the county's
first candidate to announce for
public office in the campaign which
will be decided in this spring's De
mocratic primary when he issued
his formal announcement today.
Appointed by Governor Hodges to
the legislature following Robert M.
Carr's resignation last year, John
son will seek election as Duplin
County's representative in the state's
General Assembly for a full new
Meanwhile, if a special session of
the legislature is called prior to the
general election next fall, consid
ered probable by some because of
the Supreme Court's school segre
gation decree, ' Johnson will repre
sent the county. .
Johnson was an aviation cadet in
the U. S. Naval Air Corps during
World War H and was discharged
after three years service as a Lieu
tenant, J.G.). He is now a member
Patrol To Begin Enforcing New Laws :
Concerning Lighting Equipment krAulos
Due to the number of persons in
quiring about the changes in the
laws regarding lighting equipment
required on certain vehicles the
Highway Patrol wishes to set out
the following information:
(a) On every bus or truck, this
includes pick up trucks of all sizes,
there shall be on the rear two 4 in.
reflectors, one on each side, one
stop light, also on tail light visible
for a distance of 500 feet under nor.
mal atmospheric conditions.
(b) On every biw or truck 80 in
ches or more in over all width, two
clearance lights, one on each .side
of the front, amber in color on the
rear, two clearance lights one on
each side red in color.
On each side, two side marker
lamps, one at or near the front end
and one at or near the rear.
On each side, two reflectors, one
at or near the front and one at or
near the rear.
c) On every truck - tractor
On he front- two clearance lamps
one at each tide, , : j-'
On the rear one stop light
(d) On every, trailer, or semi
trailer having a gross weight in ex
cess of 3,000 pounds:
u On the front two clearance lampsj
one at eacn siae. t , . j v :
. Or) each side, two marker "lamps
on at or near the front and one
at :or.nea the rear.t
On each side, two reflectors, one
at or near the front and one at or
near the rear.' . . . . .
, On this rear, two clearance lamps.
one at each, tide, also two reflecton,
PRICE TEN CENTS
of Duplin County, that the Agricul
ture Building in Kenansville,. Du
plin County, had been broken into
and a desk drawer broken open and y
Farm Bureau records taken there
from, and that on the night before
the said breaking and entering, and
the removal of the said records, she
bad left in the said drawer $120.00
ASC money, which was- untouched.
She further stated that she did not
know how the entry to the building
was made, and observed that it must
have been by the means of a key.
The defendant further alleges that
the only information he has con
cerning the breaking into' the said
building, the breaking of the desk
drawer and the stealing of the re
cords therefrom, ' are statements
made to him by the plaintiff, and 1
which wer erepeated to him in his
presence on at least three different
Simmons also says in his reply
to the suit that "his visit to the
said office was to ascertain.' why
Home Demonstration Club mem
bers hadn't been paid for their pre
ceding year's work in the merhber
ship drive, and why the attendance
was so small at the kick-off meet
ing.' The defendant alleges that he
did not have any knowledge con
cerning the Duplin Farm . Bureau
records when he made the visit
to the said office, at which time
the plaintiff informed htm that the
records were missing, and assigned
the absence of the records as her
reason for not making payment to
the Home Demonstration Club ,
members who had participated in
the previous year's membership
Mrs. Bell, in her suit which was
filed in the Clerk's office on Dec
ember 5, says, that she "has suf
fered great humiliation and mental
anguish, -has experienced' I 'great
nervous shock, causing her to be
in capacitated and hospitalized for
several weeks, causing her to incur
medical bills to the sum of approxi
mately $900.00 and her treatment at
a hospital In Goldsboro for said
nervous shock occasioned by the
ertiele which was published.
There is a possibility that the
rase will be heard in February.
Civil Superior Court to be held in
Kenansville on February IS and
February 20. ::.-., .'..- -
Simmons has employed as attor
ney Jesse Jones, of Kinston. ' Mrs.
Bell has acquired as attorney Al
bion Dunn, of Greenville. The two
lawyers are among the outstanding
attorneys in North Carolina.:.
of the U. S. Naval Reserve. A past
master of Rehoboth masonic lodge,
he is also a member of the Ameri
can Legion. He served recently as
chairman of the county's TB Seal
Born in Rose Hill, Johnson is a
iife-long resident ef the county and
h?: long been active in civic and
political affairs. He served as a
town commissioner at Rose Hill du
ring the street paving, project of
1946-47, when many municipal im
provements were made. He is a
graduate of Rose Hill High School
and he attended Oak Ridge Mili
tary Academy and Mott's Business
College in Wilmington before en
tering the Naval Air Corps. -
He and Mrs. Johnson, the former
Evelyn Furr of Stanly County,
are the parents of five children. A
Presbyterian, Johnson has served
the church as a deacon for fifteen
A "Life Long Democrat"
one at each side, and one stop light
(e) On every pole trailer in ex
cess of 3,000 pounds gross weight:
On each side, one aide marker
lamp and one clearance lamp which
may be in combination, to show to
the front side and rear. ,
On the rear of the pole trailer 1
or load, two reflectors, one at each
(f) On every trailer, semitrailer
oi pole trailer weighing 3,000 pounds
gross or less:" , :,.
On the rear, two reflectors, one on
each side. If any trailer or semi
( Continued On Back)
A few days' ago Superintendent
O. P. Johnson received two more
checks from the Kenans to be ap
plied towards final completion ot '
the Kenan Memorial : Auditorium. ,
Mr. wm. Rand Kenan, Jr., of Lock- -port
N. Y. and Mrs. 'Jessie Kenan -Wise
of Wilmington sent checks for
$1,000 each to Mr. Johnson a few
days ago. Mrs. Graham Kenan, their
sister, .who has been contributing
along with her brother and sister,
is. reported ill at her home in Wil
mington. Duplin is grateful to the
Returns for their . generosity to
wards the Auditorium and hospital.
Cot Owen R Kenan has contribut
ed $1,000 towards the hospital.
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