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VOLUME XXX No. 16. ; /, (UENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY, APRIL 25,1963. P??Ei
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AWARDS WINNERS at the F. F. parent-Son
banquet held on Friday night in the East Duplin
School Lunchroom. Reading from left to right are
tarl Kornegay, Livestock award; Glenn Williams,
public speaking; Willard Westbrook, *4HHv
Chapter Farmer Award"; Henry day ttHL
Leadership pen; Harry Franklin Herring, "Chapter
Star Tanner!" Bobby Tyndall, Livestock Farm
medal; Truman Miller, highest average academ
ically; Phillip Grady, president of club; Anthony
Westbrook, Star Greenhand;" and Paid Jones,
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East Duplin FFa Awards Banquet
About ISO parents attended the
banquet of the Future farmers of
America when they entertained for
their parents, The hmchpon of the
Duplin ScMbl was I lovely set
ting for the occasion having been
dcoorated with massive arrange
ments of floorers and lighted tap
>?.' Attractive place cards seated
^lyMl lli^ baked ham supper With
?petting ceremonies were held with
Mob officer introducing himself
and atating the duties of his post
flpnie Mobley welcomed the
grOU$ end Wendell Murphy, an F.
F. A instructor, introduced guests
Whhtti included parents of the bdys.
Principal and, Mrs. Pruht, mem
bors of the school board, the F. F.
A, iwbetheart and Senator and Mrs.
Lwyf gbnmons. Entertainment Was
furnished by Kenneth Lee.
The program fgw a movie or ii
slides on F.'F. A. ^tetivities for the F
ptot year and alK> showed high H
lights of the new school whieh the
Students moved into during t he F
current school year, and scenes at 9
F. F. A- camp. C
Awards, were presented by Mr. vt
Earl $peet, advisor, ^thfe 9th ci
Wring the award was Truman Mil- "
WF. Mr. Spell also presented a Jtl
Leadership award to Paul Jones. s
N. L. Ward, advisor, presented to k
Bobby Tyndall the Livestock Farm f(
rofedal add to Pfellip Grady the
Leadership pen. g
Mr. Britt, another advisor, pre- 4
sented the public speeding award g,
to Glenn Williams and to Carl q
Komegay the' Livestock Farming ?
award. Henry Nobles captured g
the Leadership pen sad Anthony l
Westbrook was named Star
GJreenhawL . * j
The highest award of the even
kg which is the Chapter Star
armer Award was presented to
Phillip Grady; president of the
T. A. chapter presented to My.
ffillard WeStbrook the "Honorary
hapter farmer Award;" This ?
fwte te^i|^adult in the
Jesse Wood,.'. .yS ?president of
? chapter fify* ,tosos to the
weethrert'pf the Year, Miss Sue
:ennedy. Door prizes Were gives
jr the lucky numbers drawn.
Officers of'.thechapter are:
enior F. Ts A Officers: Presi
std, Phillip Grady; Vlce-presfc
ent, Jessie Wood; Secretary,
lendale Stroud; Treasurer, Hollis
higpefl; ROperter, Feddie Cottle
entinel, Tony Lanier; Advisor, N,
Junior P. V: A. Officers; Presi
ent, Paul Jones; Vide-president,
eijry MabJeS; Secretary, John
immonsi Treasurer, Pete Smith;
epofter, Truman Miller; Sentin
I; Tony Shaley; Advisor. Earl
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Warsaw Lions Sponsor Blood Clinic \
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T&jbieal of the many civic services
whan the civic clubs of the county
COriraiiially perform is the Blood
Cliaid to be sponsored in Warsaw
on April SMh. This is only one of
tbo -hundreds of different projects
tfdMdyed by the clubs of Duplin
A tow weeks ago Mr. Cordell
Johnson, .lab technician at Duplin
General Hospital, spoke to the War
law Lions about the need for hav
ing a more complete file of Mood
typijii in the county. Such a file is
needed in normal cases of emer
gency where a person needs a cer
tain type of blood almost immedi
ate if his life is to continue. Mr.
JotMSofl also pointed out the impor
tance of having such a file in ease
of a national emergency such as
an gtomic war. Such a holocaust
maw seem to some as only a dis
tant possibility, but it is a possi
bility nevertheless. If sneb ah emer
gency developed the survival of
ttuiWtty of our citizenship would
id on our preparation for such
further, peirted out
thj|?'? file of-.names and'Wood tf
JEBmo be kept in a central place
In Wch local municipality as weQ
Bobby Goodson, a 4-H dub Mem
ber of the Pleasant Grove Commun
ity 4-H Club in Northern Duplin
County, exhibited the Grand Cham
/ pion steer in the 12th Annual South
eattern North Carolina Market
Stock Show and Sale held In Wil
mington on April 16. 1963.
According to Art PiUer of the
North Carolina Department of Agri
culture, the angus-steer-was one of
the flashiest animals ever shown in
the Wilmington Show.
The 1,016 pound steer was pur
chased by the Bowling Center of
Wilmington for ?5i per hundred
weight or for a total of 1619.16.
J fhi# was the second year tn a
row that Bobby has exhibited the
Grand Champion steer in the Wil
as In the Duplin General Hospital
for tfie whole county
the citizens of Warsaw are urged
to participate in this clinic by com
ing to the court room of the Town
Hall on April 30. between 6:30 and
10:30 p. m. The typing of ones'
blood is arelatively simple opera
tion which wllj require ony a ? few
minutes of your time including the
time you spend gping and coming
from the Town ffaU. You will be
given a certified card bearing your
blood type that you can carry with
you at all times in your billfold.
Such.knowledge, on your .person
could possibly save your life in the
case of an emergency. . In case of
such an emergency yotlr blood wou
ld not have to be typed. With the
type, already determined-you could
avoid taking the time to determine
your biood type. This amount of
time, could posisibly save your life..
If you have any questions con
cerning this Clinic contact Mr. Bert
Alexander, president of the club.
He will be. happy to furnish yop
any information yqu may Wish or
answer any- question you may have.
ft is hoped that other areas of
Duplin County will follow suit Iti
t#a project. Mr.Jotettm stated to
the Warsaw Lions that the local Hos
pital will be mrte than glad to co
operate with similar clinics over the
county since it is the primary pur
pose of the hospital to minister to
the physical well being of the citi
zens of Duplin County.
Accident At j
A truck driven'by Harvey David 1
Gardner of Route 1 Beulaville ran i
into a 1961 Cadillac owned and
operated by Marie Allen Monk of >
Magnolia Route I. The accident 1
Monened at the intersection of 1
Highway 24 and 11 in Kenansville :
at the stop sign. No injuries resulted
from the accident.
The truck was a 1960 Chevrolet <
truck owned by Beulaville Milling i
Company in Beulaville.
The driver of the truck was Cited
for failing to yield right of way.
This is our annual farm and pro
gress edition.' We hope that you our
readers will enjoy reading it. We
have tried to cover phases of Dup
lin progress which we have not
covered in previous editions.
We thank our advertisers for
making this edition possible
and hope that you will read the
stories and the ads which carry a
message of county-wide progress
If anyone thinks it is no trouble
to get out a special, we invite you
to come and spend special edition
week with us next year.
I hope that everyone of you in
Duplin County got to see the flower
show in Warsaw last Friday. It
was simply beautiful. Many entries
in the show were from all areas
of the county. The title "Enchanted
April" was well chosen. The ladies
of the three garden clubs in War
saw are to be highly commended
for a job well done.
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Press time and pressure demand
that Trial and Error be short and
sweet. See you next week.
School Clinic In
Mt. Olive April 30
^The EaMwn JB^^^aqelalwn
at 4;<*> o'clock, p. and clodSg'
AO attending are to bring aand
wiches for the evening meal.
Drinks will be furnished by the As
sociation. TMoee having small child
ren are asked to bring them, if aky
like, as there wSl be persons to
care for them during the afternoon
and night sessions.
This dink is being held to help
church lenders to better under
stand. and carry on, the church Va
cation Bible Schools.
Bet. Pari Kesterson from the
Baptist Sunday School Department.
Ralsigh, will be present In lead in
the General Conferences and the
Onterence for Principals and Pat
a a m a~ a
Duplin industrial And Agricultural
Council To Hear Horace SaMi Sneak
me uupun muusiriai ana rvgn
iiltur?l Council will meet Tuesday
pril 30th at 8:00 p. m. in the court
wm lit Kenansville for the purpose
t approving the bylaws. The coun
11 has been organized as a non
rofit tag free corporation. The
?ard-?C-Directors hope to have a
irge county-wide membership and
tejr have ;triqd. to organize the cor
oratio lis dthat it can Serve all the
ecds pi the county
Dues-have been set at $2.00 per
ear. The dues will give the coun
il some fuunds to take care of the
ecessary expenses and cb some
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duals and ? Jar organizations
Claw A members will vote but B
members will eat.
Mr. Manee A. (Jack) Smith,
Food IndastHes Specialist, Division
of Csmmerce and Industry will be
the jester. He has held this posi
tion for one year.. Prior to this posi
tion Mr. Smith was section Chief of
the Eng. Section of the Market Divi
siOn of the N. C. Department of
Agriculture. He is married and has
children. He is a member of
the First Baptist Church, Raleigh.
He is a graduate of N. C. State Col
lege in Agriculture Eng.
tl^entt It DupUl General Hospital
^Adkmpe'- Thelma Parker.
BeuUvtlle - Emory Campbell,
ilary Aim Harrell, Peanie Moblev,
Villie B. Jackson, Marion Edwards,
Ethel Parker, Ernestine Edwards.
Teachey - Lattie Smith. ?
Mount Olive - Harriett Chlstnutt,
loyce Oail-Baby Boy, Minnie Wtt
tins, Cyrus Rhodes, Carl Creech,
Chinquapin - Rebecca Aycock,
Eloise Hatcher-Baby Girl.
Warsaw - Paul Byrd, Betty Lane,
3eth Albert Hill, Jill Marie Bowden
John Merritt. Joseph Surratt, Caro
lyn Lanier, Rufus Allen, George M
Rose Hill - Edith Ann Casteen
Alva Rhonda Butler, Willie Herring
Estell Allen, Eva Smith, Annh
Britt, Rosa Bell Smith. Bobby Brin
Wallace - Chorletta Home, Davie
Pratt, Michael Picked, James Padg
ttt. Buddy Turner, Lucille Knowles
Magnolia - Nelson Baker, Minnii
Fatten - Farnk Barfield, Jr. J|
Brti MUdl^loyi, Anthony
Chairman Board Of
G H. (Heddie) Blanton resigned
as Chairman of the County Board of
Election on Tuesday of this week.
B Ian ton, who has been chairman
for the past several years, resigned
because of ill health.
A meeting of the County Demo
cratic Executive Committee has
' been called for Friday alernoon
' April 2S at 2 p. m. to nominate a
| Memorial To
j Mrs R. L. Sykes
As a memorial to his sifter Mrs.
, R. Is Sykes, Mr. Rupert W. Jemi
gati of Chapel Hill has touted to
i the Duplin County Library, the fol
A Man Called Petor. To Live A?
These books are by Catherine
Beulaville Principal Not Re-Hired
Many In Community Oppose Action
At a meeting of the Beulaville lo
cal School board which met on Mon
day night, April I, the present prin
cipal W. Ray Humphrey was not re
hired. Humphrey has served the
Beulaville School as principal for
the past 15 years. He was principal
of the school before the high school
consolidated with East Dupiin in
January of the present school year.
And has been principal of the
grammar school since the consoli
dation. The fieulaville School was
the largest school in the county be
fore its consolidation.
Many people in the Beulaville
school district have been bitterly
upset over the action taken by the
fecal board. A petition in protest of
the action of the board was drawn
up and circulated and 950 names
signed the petition, and members
of the opposition group state that
the petition was signed in about two
and one-half days.
The petition read:
"To Whom It May Concern:
In appreciation of 15 years of
meritorious and loyal service to the
children and community, the under
signed citizens of the Beulaville
Elementary School do hereby join
in protest against the unjustified
and otherwise unwarranted dismis
sal of Mr. W. Ray Humphrey, prin
cipal Beulaville elementary school."
Members of the local board are
James Albertson, chairman, James
Miller, Charles Baker, Fawyin
Shaw and Ermon B. (John) Thomas.
After the action of the board at
the meeting on April 8, several sch
ool patrons in the interest of Hum
phrey, asked the local board for
reasons of termination of Humph
rey's contract. One of the reasons
given, according to reports, was
that Humphrey lived in Richlands
and commuted. Richlands is a
town 13 or 15 miles away from Beu
laville. The opposition group con
tends that when Humphrey was hir
ed last year he waj living in Rich
On Sunday afternoon, a group of
the men and women opposing the
action of the board for not re-hiring
Humphrey met with the press and
explained their views on the situa
tion. They stated that they felt that
five members of the school board
was not a good representation of the
feelings of the school district. The
school district is made up of Beula
ville. Potters Hill. Hattsvilte. part
of Cedar Fork, Cabin and Jackson'!
Crossroads. The Potters Hill sec
tion is not represented on the school
board, they affirm. The Potters HiU
School was consolidated in the fall
with the Beulaville School.
This group went on further to say
that they had asked for a bearing
with the County Board of Education
through the County Board Chairman
and this meeting was refused as
(Csatined en Back)
Rev. Wallace Kirby, pastor of the
Wallace Methodist Church, will
preach in the Magnolia Methodist
Church in revival services begin
ning, Monday, night, April 29 at
8:00 p. m. Services will continue
through Friday night. The public is
cordially invited to attend.
The executive Committee of the
Democratic Women's Club will meet
Monday night. April 29 at 8 p. m.
in the law library of the Court
house. Yop are urged to attend.
APRIL SO DEADLINE
Mr. Julian E. Mann, State Direc
tor, has announced that Tuesday,
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In Duplin County
Progress Made In All Areas Of Life
In previsous annual progress editions the Duplin Times has made
an effort to cover specific areas in which the county has made pro
gress, such as the field of agriculture, the acquisition of new industry,
etc. Actually fiugi ess is made, if it is made at all, in all areas of
county life. Therefore, the Times seeks in this special edition to take
an overall look at the advance our county has made in recent years.
Sociologists tell as that there are five areas in which a community
rtost be strcfnfc If ft is to possess stability and if it is to move for
ward. These fh4 essential areas of life and development must be
healthy if a community is to progress, whether the community is a
small municipality or, on a much larger scale, an entire county.
The five contributing areas: Economic, social or civic, politicial,
educational or mental, and religious or spiritual.
No county can long survive without the support of a strong
economy. Areas in the old west were known to thrive as long as silver
mines produced silver, but when the vein of ore ran out ghost towns
resulted. Without a stable economy the people were forced to move
to areas that'could support life at least on a nominal scale. With
out a basic and stable economy no county or area can survive, much
.less gnh# and develop. Duplin County, located in the eastern section
of North QaroKna, has depended for many generations on agriculture
as its btf* economic support. But in recent years other areas of eco
nomic development have claimed the attention of our opunty. Agri
cultural sidelines, such as the cattle industry or the brohsr business,
and also the influx of industry all teitd to make the-economy mere
Complex and iflore stable. By branching out into other areas than
Ute long depended-upon row crop, system in general, tobacco in par
ticular, the people of Duplin have elminated disaster years that
affect the economy for several years and have produced a more
consistent income. Without a stable economy no county, even if it is
healthy in the other four above-mentioned areas, can survive and
it nas been said tnat no person is an island . This is a state
ment that emphasises the fact'that man is a social creature. He be
comes creative and is at his ftest when he is related to other per
sons. To realize the highest and best that is within him he must con
tribute to others as well as receive from them. Duplin County and
its' citizens have a rich history of working together in all areas of
the life of our state. And in recent years, through foresight and
planning, they have labored unceasingly through the spirit of coopera
tion to help our area make progress. Additional social outlets have
been provided. These have all tended to unite Duplinites in the dir
ection of taking .pride in their county and laboring for its' continued
development. Cvk interest and pride continues to rise rapidly.
Government is a necessary essential in the life of any naiton,
state, or county. Laws must be made that will serve to advance the
welfare of the people as a whole and not to favor a certain group
in particular, therefore the political scene becomes the necssary
order of the day when men seek to advance the public welfare.
The Times, in this edition, will seek to help each citizen in the
county understand more fully the responsibilities as well as the op
portunties of those who serve in their government. Many times it
is a thankless job but nevertheless a necessary one.
No community could progress without an adequate school system.
Duplin, like other areas in our state, has progressed from the one
room log school to the modern consolidated school with elaborate
facilities for education. Even though our county's progress in this area
cannot be interprted properly out of the context of the progress of
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Paintings of Mrs. Marshall Williams
To Be Exhibited At St. John's Gallery
Members and guests of St. John's
Art Gallery will preview two his
torical exhibitions on Sunday after
noon, April 28 at an opening re
ception from three to six.
"Plantation Scenes From Life"
by the late Mary Llyde Hicks Wil
liams of Faison will be shown in the
lounge, East and West Galleries.
This collection, which depicts all
phases of plantation life, is on loan
from the N. C. Department of Ar
chives and History and includes
twenty-nine oil paintings. This col
lection will be shown through the
month of May.
In the South Gallery an exhibi
tion, "Pictorial History of the USS
North Carolina", will be shown.
Paintings and research are by Mr.
and Mrs. E. G. Griese of Rich
lands, N. C. This series of paint
ings were used for illustrations in
a book by the same name recently
published by Mr. and Mrs. Griese
and edited by Paul Jennewein of
the Wilmington Paper. Autographed
copies of this book will be avail
able at the preview-reception and
through May 11 the period of this
Both exhibitions will be opened to
the public on Monday morning at
ten o'clock. April 28 and all are
cordially invited to visit the Gal
Marshall Williams' was horn in
ancestry runs through prominent
families back to colonial times. She
was born in 1866 and thus began life
shortly after the close of the Civil
War. She had exceptional opportun
ities to take note of the heroic stru
ggle of the South to reestablish it
self after the devastation of the
conflict. Also, she had an opportu
nity to come in close touch with
old plantation life and old-time col
ored types which survived the war.
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Kings And Queens
To Be On Parade
The Duplin County 4-H dubs will
hold its Annual County Health
Pageant and Talent Show on Fri
day, April 26. The show will be con
ducted in the Kenansville School
Auditorium at 8:00 P. M. The pub
lic is inivted to attend and no ad
mission will be charged.
Included in the revue wiU be s
big variety of talent numbers from
the various community 4-H Clubs ir
the county. Health Kings and
Queens have been named in all the
local clubs. County winners will be
crowned at the event. The boy and
girl named senior county King and
Queen of Health will represent Dup
Un County in the State Health Page
ant to be Nek) in Raleigh dunnj
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Taxpayers Noliiied To P^y Tdxefc^1^ )
Suits To Be Brought - Delinquent Taws
Duplin Couty, Tax Collector, John i
A. Johnson, reports that his office c
has collected a total of $844,595.77 I
in 1962 taxes. The total lexy for 1962 l
was $1,153,315.73, this leaves a ba!- 1
ance of $308,719.95 uncollected taxes ]
for the year 1962.
Johnson asked that the taxpayers t
be advised that the Tax Office and <
the Tax Attorney, Mr. Russell La- <
nier, are making the necessary pre- !
parations for collecting all delin- 1
quent taxes now owing to the coun- i
ty. According to Mr. Johnson, this <
"riean.s that tax suits will be brought
>n all Real Estate aa which the
axes are delinquent aid that leviao -
ivill be made against personal pro- *
jerty on which the taxes are not
Johnson further stated that delin
Hient taxpayers could save the
bounty a great deal of additional
expense and themselves unnecea- '
>ary embarrassment by contacting
lis office and making satisfactory
arrangements to settle their tax
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Nine In Warsaw Commissioner's Race
Nine men are seeking election to C
the board of commissioners of War- A
saw. Five will be elected on May 7. T
But Mayor J. E. Strickland is S
unopposed for his fourth term.
Only one incumbent is seeking r
re-election to the board, Larry P. I
The other eight candidates are
all newcomers. They are Richard o
avenaugh, H. F. Lee, Sidney
LppW, W. Fred Revelle, E. C.
hompson, D. L. (Roy) Matthil,
eth Turner, L. B. Huie.
The four commissioners who are
iot seeking re-election are W .E.
larlett, D. J. Rivenbark Jr., W. J.
liddleton Jr., and A. J. Jenkins Jr.
Registration books will remain
pen until 5 p. m. Friday.
LINDA KAY KENNEDY
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The Evaluation Committee of
the Future Homemakers of Amef- I
ica. North Carolina Association,
agreed that the students whose ,
names are listed above met the re
quirements and were awarded the 1
State Homemakers Degree in the
afternoon session of the State F.
H. A. Convention in Raleigh on |
April 20. Mrs. Marion Elkin ie
Adviser for the Beulaville Divi- .
sion of East Duplin High Schoql.
RALEIGH - The Motor Vehicle!
Department's summary ol trftffik J
deaths fhrotfgh 10 *. m Mendfcr, I
April 22, 1903:
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