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VOLUME XXX No. 13 KEN ANS VILLE,NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1963. n?? J2aL5S^
SliMI BB^B ^B " -
Ctarcfc m Sunday when
Aaahrtnary. Tw* shows a few of the 1000 people
who attended the celebratioa. Six plcnje tables were
pet t?p and ladened with ?tod. Dr. Herachet H
,!**? of the Southern Baptist (,'onven
tion, Stpoke to the group. (This photographer was not
as apt at climbing as the two photographers in the
bgck ground. T. V. stations, radio stations and
newspaper from the entier area covered the meet
-fgqpHf* MHUfc* who wig sever# selections as the B^?r Blarsh
?Church Armivw sary on Sunday. The church was filled to overflowing
and rn&nv hundred*- were ouUide of the church, but heaffl the pro
gram ovfer a loud speaker
^000 Join B Marsh
ln 200th Anniversary
Approximately 1000 people Joined
th# Bear Marsh Missionary Baptis*
rfi? ?*! cttobr,r
AKIfii'sary on Sunday, March 31.
Or. Herschei H. Hobbs of pklal.o-1
mat C*y, Prsoldent of Southern- Bap
list Convention was speaker for
IMt occasion. Or. Hejtscbel brought
a forceful message to the group on
"lip-Church." Dr. Hobbs pointed
out to the group that the largest
Ityangelical denomination in Amer
ica is the Southern Baptist mem
bership, which should be a k great re
sponsibility. "This has become a
fart because the denomination -has
staged close to the people", he said.
tM Body^;ClWirt.'^H?eptly wove
*?r. Hohbti ,W|? introduced by
MW&tat. Editor of The Bibli
,,i -il is I ' ? -?<?>
cal Recorded. The Men of Madison
sang several selection^. Organ mus
ic was rendered by Vernon Jordan
Recognition of former Pastors
and Full-time workers who have
gone out from the Bear Marsh Chu
rch were, recognized by D. J. Brock,
a member of the church. At the
close of the services, the Rev. R.
H. Kellcy. local pastor, expressed
appreciation to the Mt. Olive Floral ;
Company for the flowers. He ex
pressed appreciation to the family
for the silver urn donated in mem- i
ory of Altar Brock. He expressed t
special appreciation to the members ;
of the church and community for ?
their cooperation in making the day i
most successful. i !]
A bountiful picnic dinner was ser
ved from six long tables which had (
been placed in the yard. Convcrsa- ,
tion and fellowship closed a won- |
aerful day for the church, comm- i
unity and visitors. ,
Leaders To Visit Chinquapin School
A representative group of Duplin
County leaders and officials head
ed by School Superintendent O. P.
Johnson will be guests in the Chin
quapin White School on Thursday.
Apiru ll? A section of the fifth
grade taught by Mrs. Blnnche Wood
will present a special Raster pro
gram at the 10:30 A. M. . chapel
With Mr. Johnson will be Mr.
Byron Teachey. assistant euperln
tspdant; Mrs. Madgelioe Standi
Htjtf Miss Annie Mne BroUrn, ele
mpntary supervisors- Mrs. I-ouise
MRcheli and Mrs. Nancy William
sen. speech therapists: Sheriff El
??k) Revelle and Depn'y Sheriff
Albert sou; Mr. .finip
son of the Board of Coni-TVIsJuners;
Mr. William P. Dail of lite County
man, Mr. Preston Albertson, Mr. !
Preerpan Raynor, Mr. Ray Smith, :l
and Mr. Albro James. ;
Since the secondary school has !
become a part of the new East 1
Duplin High School, the elementary !
school, ably assisted by the P. T. !
A., has begun a number pf pro
jects to increase the operating effi- '
ciency and usefulness of the school (
program Much progress has been c
made. Some projects are almost
completed while others must await
more funds and time. The school, J
under the leadership of Principal '
George F Land en, is yery proud
of the work that has been done thus (
far in its efforts to standardize ,
the library, brighten the auditorium |
with fresh paint and beautiful new ,
draperies and stage curtains, and ,
furnish a reception room for visi- ]
tort and a teachers lounge. It has
also been the aim of Mr. Laden and ^
At Oak Ridge
ot Rjnit Hill ?rr
?fbasoriim an Eastff-SlHi-rise s?r
v? ?b Oak Ridve Memorial Prtk.
at* 6:90 A M. sharp, A#ril 14. Tha
service wilr be led by the Rev. John
Wilkerson. pastor or the Pink Hill
Presbyterian Church, the Rev.
Klmery Ard. pastor of Christian
Chapel F. W. B. Church, will lead
the responsive read in sr. The Rev. C
F. Jones, pastor of the Church of
God, will lead the morning prayer.
The Rev. J. L. Hood, pastor of Pink
"Hill Methodist Church, will bring
the Easter meditation.
A choir, composed of members of
the sponsoring churches will render
special music. The choir will be un
der the direction of Mr. John Wat
Everyone in the area is given a
special invitation to attend the ser
vice. Oak Ridge Memorial Park is
located one mile West of Pink Hill
on N. C. Highway U.
In the event of adverse weather
conditions the service will be at the
Pink Hill High School.
Estimate $75,000 Damage, Investigation
Continues As To Cause Of Explosion
A terrifice explosion awakened
Warsaw early Monday morning at
1:15 a. m when Evans F.sso Sta
tion was demolished.
The station is located on Highway
117 on the northern edge of War
saw. No one was in the building
and no one was hurt.
>n talking with one fireman, who
lived several houses down the street
from the station he said all of a
sudden he was awaken by a ter
rible jolt which almost threw him
out of bed. He ran down the stairs
and looked out of the door and
could see nothing. By that time he
lieard dhe fire alarm and when he
was dressed for the fire in just a
few minutes and was on the scene,
it was all over.
It looked as though the entire
station had gone up in the air and
landed in the same place in a thou
sand pieces. Cinder blocks were
broken, oil cans were emptied and
twisted into unrecognizable debris,
the air conditioner had been blown
about fifty feet and was a twisted
heap of nothing. Doors were blown
into bits and the handle to the
door of the ladies rest room, cling
ing to about a foot of timber, had
been blown through the plate glass
window of the Richfield Service
Station which was about 200 yards
(Continued On Back)
Ran across this quotation this
week, but we couldn't find the sour
ce, but it's still very good, "ima
gination and sense of humor are
two of the greatest assets man can
have. Iiqaginatlpn to compensate
us for what we are not and a sense
of humor to compensate for what
we are." j
Dr. Herschell Hobbs also told a
very true little joke SunduMt Bear
Marsh celebration. A miserly aaaa
to any cause., the town people th
ought they had him this ttaa as
the cemetery needed a fence ar
ound it and they knew, he would
help in this cause. They approached
him, on the subject and ha flAtly
denied them. They asked htm a
second and third time and he re
fused again. 80 the townspeople
asked, why- He answered, "You
dona* need a fence around the
cemetery, there is no one outside
who wants to get in .and there is
no one inside who wants to get
out". " "
Dinner at Bear Marsh Sunday
was wonderful. I have eaten in most
of the communities over Duplin at
various times since I have been in
newspaper work and I honestly be
lieve Duplin has the world beat on
picnic lunches, good food and hos
pitality. It doesn't seem possible
that people could have as big a
time together as they do at com
munity gatherings in Duplin.
Norwood Bruce Boney. 68. first
solicitor of Duplin County Courts
who had practiced law in Duplin
County for about 40 years, died
Funeral services were conducted
from Gr^ve Presbyterian Church.
Friday., at 3:00. P. M. by the Rev.
N. P. Fsurrior of Rom HiU. Burial
foNUgjMliA Grove Cemetery '
He is.survived by Mi wife, the
WhW LquH^^Jtonuiuay^pf. Golds
M? Charts B Wfbb, 'of Atlanta.
Pa.; One sister, ttrs. Ellen Boney
Miliar of Wallace and Lailngfon.
Ky; his stepmother, Mrs. Lynda
Boaey of Clinton; two grandchild
Mr. Boney was born August 18.
1806 in -Dothan, Alabama, son of
B. C. and Florence Bertha Bpney of
Wallace. He moved to Kenansville
from Wallace in 1924. After three
years of academic work at David
ion College he then received his
LXiB degree in the class of 1919
trom the University of North Caro
lina. He was a deacon in Grove
He was a member of St. John's
Lodge No. 14 A. F. k A. M. and
lie American Legion, A member of
he N. C. State Bar Association and
Duplin County Bar Association.
Mr. Bowey, a World War Veteran,
terved 16 months in the U. S. Navy.
He was the first solicitor of county
:ourt of Duplin County when organ
zed in 1929
Negro Agricultural Building Was
Dedicated To People On Sunday
The Negro Agricultural Extension
Building was dedicated on Sunday
afternoon at impressive 'Dedicatory
Services held in the building!
The program was opened with- a
welcome by Mayor Lauren R.
Sharpe of Kenansville. Welcome
was also brought by Mrs. Davetia
Herring, President of the Negro
Council of Home Demonstration wo
men, and also by the 4-H president,
Assistant Agent, J. H. Harris, in
roduced the speaker for the after
loon. He was R. E. Jones, Who has
>een the Negro State Extension
Agent since 1940. In 1959 he re
ceived the distinguished Service a
vard for the nation.
Jones reviewed the history of
Agricultural schools of the state, al
so the research and exprimental
stations. He stated that "Illiteracy
should be labeled as a crime, be
cause it is the reason behind low
eve) of income for people." He
vent on to tell his people that there
s no excuse for ignorance in the
United States as anyuone can get
hducation if they try He pointed
>ut that the public schools cannot
io the job by themselves, but with
he help of other available oppor
unities there will not be a plaice In
America for people who are; not
Kenneth Grady, Chairman Of the
bounty Board of Cimmissioners,
jresented the key to the building
o County Negro Agricultural Exten
sion, Agent, Riddick Wilkins, who
iccepted it with fitting words, and
ed in the dedicatory ceremony.
Solos were rendered by NHas Ada
SSTacffi u tta?rVcBJ?
County Commissioners were gue- 1
sts tor the occasion. 1
After (he program, a social hour
was enjoyed when open face sand
wiches and cookies were serve<? j _
Chairman of Ihe Duplin County Board of Commissioner*, Kenneth
Grady, presenting the key to the Negro Agriculture Building to Rid
dick E. Wilkin*. County Agricultural Extension Agent. The ceremony
took place on Sunday afternoon at the building when dedicatory ser
vices were held for the new annex to the Agricultural building. R. E. .
Jones, State Extension Agent of the Negro program, was speaker tor (
the occasion. . 1
THIS WAS pAVIS EVANS fcSSO STATION: This
larg* station was completely demolished on Mon
day tporning about 1:15 a. m. by an explosion. The
' expiation damaged the houses across the street and
a chufch in the rear of the station and the Richfield
yards away. Members of the State,
Bureau of Investigation, state arson officials and
Warsaw police continue sifting through rubble in an
effort to determine cause of the explosion. The
damage was estimated at 175,000. More pictures on
r ?" '? - ? ,
rfcC District Meet At BeutivHIe
District No. 9 of the United Dao
giilers of the Confederacy held their
district meet In Brulavule on ?at-|
urday at the Presbyterian Church
85 guests registered.
After the coffee hour which was
r ? assise
held in the Fellowship Hall of the
Prcsbyteriaa Church the Gooeral
meeting was held in the Sanctuary
of the Church with Mrs. Robert L.
West of Warsaw, District Direetor,
presiding. Mrs. Russell Sanderson,
president of the John Ivey Thomas
Chapter, which was host for the
meeting, gave the welcome.
The Division President, Mrs. Pan
sy B. Fetzer was. introduced %
Mrs. Robert Grady <&>hiison of But
gaw. Mrs. Fetzer expressed grati
tude for -the cooperation and stat
ed that ahe was counting on each
to support her in 1M63. "We are
working together for ti e N. C. Div
ision and that it ia just as import
ant to promote the objectives of
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Dewey Murphy Albertson of
Beulaville wau found guilty by
the Jury and fenteneed to not
less than S years nor more than
7 years in State Prison by Judge
Henry L. Stevens Jr. presiding
The defendant was charged,
about the first of February un
der a warrant, with carnal
knowledge of Brenda K. Teach
ey, an alleged female child be
tween the ages of 12 and 16.
Brenda Teachey is an adopted
daughter of Alene Teachey Al
bertson, wife of the defendant,
and the step daughter of Albert
The case was tried on Tues
day and Wednesday in the pre
sent term of court, and the case
went to the Jury on Wednesday
Bd. of Education
0. P. Johnson was reelected Sup
erintendent of Duplin County Sch
ools on Monday at the regular meet
ing of the Board of Education. Wil
liam F. Dail of Chinquapin was
named chairman of the board to
replace J. .0. Smith who did not
run for reelection. A new member
E. E. Rogers of Albertson was in
Other members of the Board are
D. D. Blanchard, of Wallace, Rus
sell Brock of Mt. Olive RFD and
James F. Strickland of Warsaw.
Johnson has served Duplin Coun
ty for many years as School Super
Revival- Pink Hill
A series of revival services will
be held at Pink HiU Methodist Chu
rch beginning Sunady April 7 and
continuing through Friday, AprU 12.
The services will begin at 7:30 p.
m. each evining. There will be a
special service of interest to the
A twenty-four hour prayer vigil
will be held at the church beginning
at 12:00 noon Saturday, April 6, and
continue til 12:00 noon Sunday
The Rev. J. L. Rood, pastor of
the church, will do the preaching
each evening. The pastor, and con
gregation extend a cordial invita
tion to all people to attend these
SS ? .
On April 9
Cattlemen And Egg Producers To Vote
North Carolina has gained nation
al recognization as a state on the
move, and a state where people
work hard to help themselves. Also,
Duplin County has gained recogni
tion as one of the most forward
counties in agricultural income.
This has been brought about by all
the people of the county with the
cattlemen and egg producers con
tributing their full-share.
Egg men and cattlemen, produ
cers of two of Duplin County's fas
test expanding agricultural com
modities - eggs and beef - will vote
April 9th., on whether to continue
their self-help promotional efforts.
The cattle program is supported
by an assessment of ten cents per
head on all slaughter catle valued
at over $20. The egg program is
suported by an assessment of one
cent per hen collected at the time
the hen is sold for slaughter.
Any producer of dairy or beef cat
is eligible to vote in the cattle ref
erndum. All producers of eggs, in
cluding hatching eggs, are eligible
to vote in the Henny-Penny Egg
Polling places for both referen
dums will be the same as announ
ced by David J. Kilpatrick. County
Chairman of the Cattle Referendum
and L. H. Fussell. County Chairman
of the Egg Referendum. Other
members serving with these chair
men are Cecil Kornegay, Dr. Don
ald Taylor, Herbert Best, Joe Wil
liams, Jim Smith, and Calvin Mer
(CantMued Oa Back)
Carries In Warsaw
A special sewer bond tissue
was held Saturday for the Town
of Warsaw. The vote was for
the Improvement and enlarge
ment of the sewer disposal
1(1 citizens voted in the issue.
134 for and 27 against.
On May 7 Warsaw will hola
their town elections. Books will
he open April !? through April
2C for registration. Candidates
may file through April 2t.
Only three Candidates have
filed to date are Ed Strickland
for Mayor and Larry McCuilen
for commissioner. Strickland is '
the present Mayor and McCui
len Is on the present board. A
new candidate is Richard Cave
nangh, who filed recently.
Other members of the present
board are: D. J. Rivenbark. W.
E. Rartlett, W. J. Middletoa A.
J. Jenkins, Jr.
Grand Jury Finds
Five True Bills
The Grand Judy serving the Sup
erior Court April Term acted on 6
indictments and found 9 to be true
and one not a true bill.
True bills were Dewey Murphy
Albertson- carnal knowledge; Ed
gad Lee Watkins, secret assault;
Leonard Wilson. Larceny from per
son; Clarence Smith. Armed Rob
bery: Reid Aikens Fussell, Jr. care
less and reckless driving and man
The one not a true bill was the
case in which Ralph Pickett shot
David Judge. The murder happen
ed in Beulaville.
These true bills are to be tried at
this term of Superior Court with
Judge Henry L. Stevens Jr, pre
Leslie Bell served as Forman of
the Grand Judy" and Guy R. Faulk
G. S. Muldrow was again nomina
ted for mayor of Beulaville at a
special meeting held on Friday
Commissioners nominated were
W. B. Cutler. Raleigh Lanier, An
drew Jackson, Herman Gore. Perry
Williams. D. E. Houston. Russell
Bostic, Wilbur Hussey, Marion Ed
wards and Jo Albertson.
The Meeting, held to nominate
candidates to run for Mayor and
Town Commissioners in the May 7
election, was opened by Mayor Mul
drow who expressed thangs to the
commissioners nd people for their
cooperation is the past Muldrow
gave a financial report of the gener
al fund and the water system fund
for the pest two years. He reported
on the sewer system, on which bide
have been received hut will not be
opened ewtt after the Fideral
grant is received Reports art ?
pected by Miy 7*