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VOLUME XXX No. xe KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1963. P?I?? tlfaLJS^ ?
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H. Clifton Blue Spoke At NCEA
County-Wide Meet In Wallace
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? Speaker of the House H. Clifton Blue is shown with Mrs. Lei and
Qrady. secretary of the Duplin County Unit of the N. C. E. A. and
Crvin Dobson, president of the DUplln County Unit. On Mr. Blue's
tight is Representative Hugh M. Johnson, who introduced Blue who
spokettp the group.
Duplin Industrial And Agricultural
IpuBcil Hake Further Plans For Group
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fijhtii mat Tuesday, Marcfis/to
?fce tortjwr ptomMOr the ahgapi-j.
Mfc* a counfy wkj^membwahtp.
?M that it be ineoaerated and set
tiff *> that if the need should arise
the organization could raise money
to build and lease plants.
BUisard were appoMfc* Co-Chair
man Of the membemlp committee.
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j. J. Bauer was appointed Chair
man ef the publicity committee.
Mn. Christine Jiilliams was ap
pointed secretary. It was decided to
with the exact date to hi announc
White most counties which have
industrial directors do not have e
county wide organisation it seeps
to be the feeling ef most interested '
people that H will be a great help" !
to have an organization of this kind
W assist any paid professional dir
ector who might be employed by 1
the county The directors feel that
they can begin the wdrk now and
do; some of the preparatory work '
while the referendum is being held '
and that later they can hn of as
sistance in many ways.
Hie Council hopes that it can fill
the needs of the county by eventu
ally helping to develop agricultural
industries and other industries that
Will reverse the trend of diminish
ing population and enable Duplin
County to grow and prosper. "We
are very happy with the interest
that hi being shown all over the
county and we believe that this in
terest will lead to concrete results. 1
Ws hope that the many organiza
tions in the county which are de
voted to-development will redouble
their efforts and inaure that no op
portunities are missed", stated a
spokesman of the group.
Patients At Duplin
patients admitted to Duplin Gen
eral Hospital from 2-25-fn to s-A?s '
ALBKRTSON-Eunice West, Flora
hEULAVTLLE - Pauline Rhode*,
John Bosttc. Norma Smith, Irene ?
Edwards. Ruthie Mae Heath.
CHINQUAPIN - Walter Rlvenbark i
fABON - Joe C. Precytte, Cora j
fcRNANSVlLLE - Beadle Bowden,
Loralne and Baby Boy Nickerson.
Easel add Baby Boy. Dunn. James.
Jr. White, Martha Sitteraon.
PINK HILL - Cnllle ard Baby
Bey Jones. Lucy Hall,
j ftjCHLANpl - Bland Carter.
ROSE HILL - Frances Annette.
KljWlia English. Steven Earl En
? WARSAW -.Morrie Moore. Doro- '
tUr 'Smith, Jitdlth Aim Herring,
Wade, Jf. William* Clifton Best.
Sylvia and Baby Girl Ddvis. Gail
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In Revenue Office
thorn as J. Johnson of Smithfield
is the new assistant in the State De
partment of Revenlie office in Dup
Johnson will be an assistant to !
Fred Walston and will be assigned
to office work and rural work in
the county. He replaces R. D. Tay
lor w!)o was transferred to Oreen
Johnson has moved to Kenans
rille, ahd he and MrS. Johnson have
Mr. Speaker, H. Clifton Blue,
?poke in his usual sincere manner
to the members ol the Duplin Coun
ty Unit of the NCEA. The meeting
was heki in the Wallace Elementary
School on last Thursday afernoon
before a large group of teachers
Bine was most complimentary to
Representative Hugh M. Johnson,
who introduced him. He stated that
"He gained a place in Raleigh in
the State Government where he is
highly respected." Mr. Speaker
talked about government, pointing
out how government of today af
fects the life of every man, woman
Blue then went into a discussion
of what he expects to come before
the General Assembly this yea
such as the Appropriation and fin
ance, and hopes there will be some
tax relief. The Public Utility Law is
expected to be an issue. Banking
Laws, Automobile Cunipolsory In
surance, Senatorial Redisricting,
secondary roads will be among
other items coming before the Gen
He further stated that the General
Assembly would make a start on
Court Peforms. Also help for the
mentally retarded would come be
fore the group. la his opinion he
felt that the Kerr-Mil Medical Bill
for Sanior citizens would be accept
ed. And last od his list was the
dean un of the abuses in the Absen
tee Ballot DroxrSm J
Blue waa^oft^sfirm epiniojthat
kn?, wa?ld be wpart of the?uture
learning. In Community colleges
the cost will be 80% to the State
and 50% to the parents. He pointed
got that the. three that are now in
are most successful. Com
munity Colleges along with Indus
trial Education Centers would mean
much to improve the level of educa
tes, he affirmed.
He concluded his talk with the
statement, "The processes of demo
cracy are often slow, but demo
cracy is well worth the price we
have to pay for it, We have been
gives good schools, good represen
tation and a democracy if we can
Ervin Dobson of Beulaviile, presi
dent Of the organization presided
and Mrs. Leland Grady, secretary,
read the minutes of the last meet
ing. Before the meeting the teach
ers of the Wallace School ser ve J
cookis and drinks from an attrac
tive table which was in the hat)
sf the school building.
BAR B-CUE SUPPER
The Manitoba Lions Club will
sponsor a Barbecue Supper at the
Community Building on Saturday
P. M., March 9th., from 6 00 to
6:00 p. m
Bring all Hie fainilv. adult plates
will be 61.00 and children plates
Proceeds' from the supper will be
used on the Community Building,
to continue to modernize and con
vert it to a better use for the com
fink Hill Ruritan Club is holding
tHOIr annual Auction Sale on Satur
day, March 9, at 9:00 a. m. The au
ction will be held next to f. F. W.
Hut in Pink Hill on Highway 11.
Anyone having any type surplus
farm machinery oe equipment is
asked to have this on the sale lot
before 9:00 A. M. Many firms have
made donations for the sale. Read
their ad in this paper.
The Women of the Friendship
Methodist Church are sponsoring a
barbecue supper Saturday. March
9, af the church beginning at 5:00 p.
Plates are 50c and 91.00.
Everyone is invited to attend
A copper Mill was destroyed in
Kenaneville Township on March 4.
Destroyed was the copper still. 2
caps. 2 copper condensers. 6 bar
rels of beer.
"B?hind every successful man,
there is a woman who doesn't have
a thing to wear". I picked up this
quotation from a talk made by Mrs.
Henry L. Stevens, Jr. when she
spoke to the Democratic Womens
organization on Friday night.
I guess there were plenty of men
in Duplin last night who wished
that their wives had not seen Hobbs
Town and Country Shcppe's fash
ion show which was held at the
Country Squire. It was quite a gala
occasion. While the guests enjoyed
their fabulous steaks, the models
paraded between the tables, chat
ting with the guest and answering
any questions asked. New spring
and summer fashions were shown,
with all kinds of new spring fabrics
and styles. Latest model bathing
suits and play suits wee fashioned.
New spring hats in all their glory
and beautiful accessories were worn
by the models.
On leaving the Country Squire I
beard one of the models, Mrs. E. C.
Tompson of Warsaw remark, "I
feel just like Cinderella, I must go
home Imd leave all of these beauti
ful clothes behind me".
Next week we will have pictures
of some of the models' ( I hope? -
depending on my picture taking).
Last Wednesday at this time we
wepe peeking trfkn under the snow,
wondering what the next day had
to offer. Today we. are trying to
dodge the *vorst gnats of March
wind, yd almost trying to stay
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Event hough the Pu in Ouplin
County seems to be past fhe ra-ing
stage, there is stUl much sickness. >
Was reading where the atomic
blasts had caused this severe winter
do let's hope that they blast more
calmly this year. '
During the Lenting Season, the
No-Silent Pulpit program is being
carried out in the Methodist Chur
ches of the North Carolina Confer
On March 10th at 11:00 A. M., Mr.
R. J. Hursey of Wallace. N. C., will
be the lay speaker at the Kcnans
ville Methodist Church, and Mr.
Gerald McGowen of Faison, N. C?
will be the speaker at the Magnolia
Methodist Church at the same hour.
Mr. A. J. Patterson of Kenans
ville and Mr. Jerry Smith of Mag
nolia are Lay-Leaders for the above
mentioned Churches. You are cord
ially invited to worship in these
The holder of a Masters decree
from Eastman School of Music,
Sharon Dwyer, coloratura soprano,
is singing her first season with the
National Opera Company. She ap
pears as the Countess in The Merry
Widow, Despina in Schcol For I.ov
ers and Norina in Don Pasquale.
Baritone Richard Turner, of Mad
ison, Wisconsin, will be seen in the
role of the philosopher. Don Alfonso,
in the forthcoming production of
the Mozart comedy. School For Lov
ers. The performance, by the Na
tional Onera Company, will be sung
Opera Returns To Duplin March 14-15
Opera returns to Duplin County
when the well known touring Ameri
can troupe, The National Opera
Company, presents School For Lov
ers at the Beulaville School Auditor
ium on Thursday, March 14 at 1:00
p. m.? and Friday, March 15 at
10:30 a. m. and 1:30 p. m.
Admission will be charged for
students and adults and are on sale
at all Duplin County Schools or
may be purchased at the door. The
Opera is sponsored by the Duplin
County Unit of the North Carolina
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otiiuui rui buvcis ? miuwii hi me
opera capitals of the world as Ccsi
Fan Tutte, a delightful comedy by
Mozart, which has enjoyed new at
tention at the attraction chosen hy
the First Lady for a performance
by the Metropolitan Opera Guild at
the White House in Washington.
Mr. Robert Craft, director of mus
is at East Duplin High School, will
tell the story of the comedy School
for Lovers and play some of the
music from that opera over WLSE
Commissioners Request Permission
To Allow ABC Stores ln^Duplin
The Board of Commissioners met
in regular session on Monday
morning. Appearing before the
board were interested delegations
from the county both FOB and
AGAINST ABC stores in Duplin.
Mayor Melvin G. Cording of Wal
lace, Mayor Ed Strickland of War
saw and A. J. Jenkins, Sr. of War
saw appeared before the Roard ask
ing that legislation be enacted to
provide for a county wide referen
dum to establish A. B. C. stores
and if it should fail on a county
wide basis, towns be allowed to
A delegation from Beulavilie com
posed of Rev. S. A. Smith, Rev.
Harold Smith, Erman Thomas,
Shelton Cottle, Durwood Lanier,
Ervin Lanier, Earl Thigpen and
Russell Gray, appeared asking that
no referendum be called to estab
lish the sale of Alcoholic beverages
After much deliberation on the
pros and cons of the situation the
following resolutions were passed
by the Board.
RESOLVED, That the Duplin
County Board of Commissioners re
quest Representative Hugh S. John
son and Senator LeRoy Simmons to
introduce a bill in the State Legis
lature allowing the people of Duplin
County to vote on May 25th to esta
blish Alcoholic Beverage Control
Stores within Duplin County.
RESOLVED* That legislation pro
viding for a referendum for the
establishment of Alcoholic Beverage
Control Stores in Duplin County con
tain the provision that if such
stores are established that 75% of
the net profits shall be paid into the
General Fund of Duplin County and
25% of the net profits shall be paid
to the towns in which the stores are
RESOLVED, That legislation en>
acted to provide for a referendum
on Alcoholic Beverage Control
Stores in Duplin County contain the
provision that, if such referendum
fails to carry on a County wide baa
is that after 60 days from the date
of the County referendum, any In
corporated Town located in the
County with a population of more
than 500 people and with* police
protection shall be authorised to
call for an election to establish an
Alcoholic Beverage Control, Store
within the town. yh '
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED.
That such legislation shall contain
the provision that in the event any
town shall establish an Alcoholic
Beverage Control Store, 75% of the
net profits shall be distributed to
the County and 25% to the town In
which the store is located.
It has been 13 years since the
County of Duplin held a county
wide liquor referendum. At that
time K was defeated with only twc|
precincts voting \"for" the issue.,
Other business transacted by the
Board was that Hie Calypso Fit*
Department met qualification* for
financial support from the county.
The Calypso Department is the lasUtt
fire Department in the county to 9
qualify and will Receive |100. per 9
month from the county as other fire ?
departments are doing. For thisfl
money the departments give pnta^
Pictured with the speakers at the Democratic
Womens organizational meeting last Friday are of
ficers and some members of the Board of Directors
From left to right are Mrs. Lena Davis, Albertson;
Mrs. J. V. Whitfield, State Regional Director; Mrs.
Dovie Penney, President; Mrs. Martha Evans.
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Speaker; Mrs. Robert Blackmore. Program Chair
man; Mrs. Joe Wells, Corresponding Secretary;
Mrs. Chris Blossom, Director; Mrs. Willard West
brook, Recording Secretary; Mrs. David Ressie
Smith, Treasurer; and Mrs. Claude Heller, direc
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Women Democrats Organized Friday
127 paid up memberships were re
ported on Friday nigiht when the
Democratic Women of Duplin or
ganized and held their first county
wide meeting. The meeting was
held in the courtroom of the Court
house in Kenansville with Mrs.
Brantley Penney, president, of Wal
Of much interest to the! group
during the evening was th(? inspira
tional talk made by Mis Martha
Evans who is one of the *ve women
serving in the State Legislature,
having been elected from Mecklen
berg County? Mrs, Evans was intro
duced by Mrs. Robert Blackmore,
program chairman of the evening.
In hpr talk, Mrs. Evars pointed
out that the problems of the state
are common to ail of us and the
only differences are with the in
dividuals. The problem of the Dem
ocratic women is unity and learn
ing how to work with the men. She
stressed working with young peo
ple in order to capture their ea.;er
and fertile minds. "Democrats are
the party of the people," she stated
and urged that the new club start
eagerly and "Go-Go-Go-"
Mrs. J. V. Whitfield of Pende.
County, State Ri-^ional Coordinator
for the State was present and recog
nized, as also w;\s F. W. McGowen.
County Chairman and Mrs. Henry
L. Stevens. Jr., of Warsaw, County
After all oficer were recognized.
Mrs. Winifred T. Wells of Wallace
read the By-Laws of the organiza
tion which were accepted unani
mously by the club.
Red Cross Co-Workers Named By Grady
James T. Grady of Rose Hill,
1963 Fund Campaign Manager for
the Duplin County Chapter of the
American National Red Cros, has
announced the following co-work
Franklin Quinn B. F. Grady
Ervin Dobson Beulaville
Mrs. Robert Smith Bowden
Mrs. Ralph Cotle Cabin
Mrs. Charles Sloan Calypso
Mrs. Stanley <Bodzins!:i Chinquapin
Mrs. Lee Cotle Faison
Mrs. Herbert Lanier Fountain
The Norwood Millers Hallsville
Ben Williamson, Jr. Kenansville
Mrs. Corbett Quinn Magnolia
L. M. Bostic Potter's Hill
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Pierce
Mrs. Marguerite Teachey Teachey
W. S. Wells. Jr. Wallace
John Anderson Johnson Warsaw
P. S. - Mrs. Irene Carr is in
charge of the Negro Division and
will announce her community chair
During the past 6 years, from
1957 through July 1962, the Ameri
can National Red Cross has spent
$29,483.62 for disasters in Duplin
During that same period, the cou
nty has sent in $18,783.00 from the
various fund campaigns. In other
words, Duplin has received $10,700.
64 more than she has contributed.
The campaign manager urges
that everyone put forth more effort
this year to reach the fund cam
pain goal of $5,000.
Kenansville Industrial Corpora
tion was reorganized on Monday
night when a mass meeting was cal
led. The purpose of the organization
is to work toward getting industry
Oflicers elected were C. E.
Quinn, President; Amos Brinson,
Viee-Presiednt: Garland King, Sec
retary-Treasurer; and Board of
Directors, W. E. Craft, Phil Krets
ch and Lauren Sharpe.
Plans were discussed in connec
tion with getting a Garment Plant
to come to Kenansville. Plans at
this time were not completed and
it is hoped that more information
will be available In the near Mure.
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Miss Smith Is
Miss SENCIand of 1963 was nore
other than Miss Smith Comnnruty
Club, Judy Faye Smith of Sarcota.
First Runner up was Miss Ucautan
cus Community Club, Sandra Swin
son. - <
The contest was held in the Agri
culture office in Kenansvlllc nn
Thursday night, February 2H. Bill
Sullivan, County Community De
velopment Club president, wasr Ma*
ter of Ceremonies. Judges were:
Ray Bell. Parks Fields, nnd Miss
Sara Hunter, CP & L representative
Interspersed in the program were
several selections of music and-Bin
by 4-11 youth of the County ? Lariy
Jones of Stanford Club, Gayte Swift
son of Stanford and Jean Conr ot
the Beoutancus Club.
PreAitt k ^
Kenansvilk Thurs. I
District No. 6 of the Wilmington ?
Presbyterial will meet in Kenan*
vIHe at Grove, Presbyterian Church
on Thursday, March T.
Registration will begin at 9:30 a.
m. with the meeting opening at 18:
00. Mrs. George Cates of Faiaon,
District Chairman, will preside.
Mrs. H. L Stevers. Presbyterial
President of Warsaw, will be a
mong the special guests.
Featured speaker for the morn
ing will be Mrs LeRoy Campbell of
Hickory. Mrs Campbell was on the
Caraven which went to Brazil and
Mexico last summer and visited the
Presbyterian Missions as a repre
sentative of the North Carolina Syl
odical. She will streaa the 1963 Bir
thday offering which is to he
for these Missions, add wH
her experiences en the Cara*a|H
Rev W. T. .Perkins of Faiaon ?
Rev. Henry L. Willis, -chilli iniifljl^^
Womens work for the Presbytery,
will be guests on Thursday. Over 100
women are expected to attend.
Lunch will be served by the wo
men of the Kenansville Methodist
Church at 1:00.
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Jean Campbell, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Clinton Campbell of Beu
laville, is one of three first year
students at James Walker Memor
ial Hospital School of Nursing in
Wilmington who was warned this
week as winner of the annual White
head Foundation scholarships to
the school. 11m scholarship is based
upoo Character, leadership ability
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