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VOLUME XXX No. 18 KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY, MAY 9,1063. P1S?Ei
Adolph Harper IsCommander Post 379
Officers of the American Legion
Post No. 379 and of the American
Legion Auxiliary were installed at
an impressive ceremoney on Mon
day evening. Ceremonies were held
at the Simmons-Mewbern,- Turner
Club House at Maxwell's Mill.
Following a delicious barbecued
chicken supper Mrs. Lee Maxwell
introduced the installing officer
Mrs. Clyde Potter who is 6th Dis
trict President. Mrs. Potter instal
led the following officers and char
ged them with duties of their posts.
President, Barbara Davis; Vice
President, Sara Lee Small; Secre
tary and Treasurer, Clyde Potter;
Chaplain, Wanda Potter; Historian,
Ruth Grady; Sergeant at Arms
Mrs. Bob Hughes was presented a
pen as retiring president.
District No. 8 president, Milton J.
Humphrey of Burgaw was present
to introduce National Committee
3 Faculty Members
Three members of the East Dup
Un High School Faculty have been
Nlaeted to attend National Science
FMndation Summer Institutes this
summer. These institutes, which are
financed by a grant from the Fed
eral Government, are designed to
keep the science teacher abreast of
Mr. Eldridge Thigpen will parti
cipate in an institute at Duke Uni
versity where he will study Physics
Miss Mary Anna Grady will par
ticipate in an institute at N. C.
State College. She wfll-take a course
in genetics and special work related
to the lief Biological Sciences Cur
riculum Study This is the fifth
stipend granted to Miss Grady.
Others have been at Converse.
I Randolph-Macon, Woman's College
and the University of North Caro
man W .D. Robbins of Penderlea.
Robbins installed the following of
ficers: Commander, Adolph Harp
er; Vice Commander, Jack Patter
soot Adjutant and Finance, Chris
Coombs; Sgt At Arms Eugene
Sm|th; Service Officer, Jack Wok
ley; Historian, Paul Westbrook;
Chaplain, Bob Hood.
Retiring Commander, Cleo Out
law, was master of ceremonies.
Robins then gave the group an in
spiring talk on the cardinal prin
ciples of the American Legion. The
four works on which the organisa
tion is based are 1. Rehabilitation.
2. Child Welfare. 3. Americanism. 4.
National Defense. From those four
fundamentals Robbins talked on
Americanism and the apathy of the
general public toward Americanism.
"'Those who stand up to be counted,
are in the minority", he stated.
"The most danerous organization in
American today is not Communism,
but the threat to our way of life is
creeping Socialism. Instead of peo
ple oeing proud of accomplishments
we have a majority of people reach
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The Rev. Lauren Sharpe will de
liver the Baccalaureate Sermon to
the James Kenan Graduating class
on 9unday, May 12. Services will
be held at 8:15 p. m. in the Magno
lia School Auditorium. Rev. Raul
Mull, Rev. Norman Flowers and
Rev. Ted Wilson of Warsaw and
Rev. J. P. Pegg of Kenaqpville will
viHe. The ReV. R. L. Crossno of
Enfield will deliver the commence
ment address. Rev. Crosno if a
Methodist minister and served the
Waesaw Methodist Church several
year ago. He will be introduced by
Mr. J. E. Blanchard.
Polly Brinson of Kenansville will
deliver the Valedictory address and
Frances Stroud of Magnolia, RFD
will give the Salutatory addres. The
James-Kenan band will play at the
ing toward Washington with their
hands out and palms up. If enough
small people all over the nation
stand up to be counted, we can stop '
this trend, we can top this moving ?
away from Americanism, If the
principles of the American Legion
die, I believe we will see this nation
living under Socialism.
Outgoing officers were: Comman
der, Cleo Outlaw; Vice Command- "
er, Adolph Harper; Adjutant, B.
M. Potter; Service Officer, .Jack ,
Worley; Chaplain, Durham Grady; 1
Sgt. at Arms, Herbert Stroud.
Mrs. Mitchell To
Mrs. Louise W. Mitchell, of Ken
ansville, who is President of the
North Carolina Speech and Hearing
Association, will preside at a joint
meeting of this association and the
North Carolina Council for Excep
tional Children, which will be held
in Winston-Salem on Friday, May <
10, at the Robert E. Lee Hotel.
The highlight of this meeting will
be an address on "The Stuttering
Child in the Public School" by R. S ;
Evans, of the Bowman Gray School ,
of Medicine. On the fallowing day, <
Dr. Virgil S. Ward, of the Univer
sity of Virginia, Charlottesville, will .
speak concerning "The Unrecogniz- ,
ed Talent of Children." Luther W.
Stringram, Chairman, U. S. De
partment of Health, Education and
Welfare Committee on Mental Re
tardation will give the highlights of
the "Report of President Kennedys
Panel qn Mental Retaradation."
All special education teachers and (
OtheAiaterestod persona are eordi- ,
r ; ArT^WbiK 1
Pupils of the Beulavitle Elemen- I
tary School will present their first
"Art Exhibit" to the public on Fri
day, May 10, from 1:30 to 4:00 p. 1
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Everyone is invited and urged to ;
attend this event. The work will be '
displayed in each classroom. Guests 1
may begin in the first grades and 1
go through all the rooms noting pro
gress from grade to grade. :
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David Brooks of Wallace Civil Air Patrol at the
county-wide balloon drop held Saturday, May 4 to
launch the Respiratory Disease Campaign sponsored
by the Ddplin T. B. Association.
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Launch RD Campaign With Balloons
All the balloons released tn Dup
lin County Saturday May 4, had
toothing to do with a carnival. They
are part of the May l .Iune IS edu
cation program on chronic coush
and shortness of breath, the 1M3
Respiratory Diseases caapaign.
The ballon drop while sponsored
by the Duplin Tuberculosis Associa
tion was carried out through the
efforts of Capt. J. A. Brady, com
mander of the Wallace Squadron
Civil Air Pntrol. Lt. Edsel Rives
bark, David Brooks. Don Moore' and
James Clark all members of the
Wallace Squadron inflated, trans
ported and released sense 1*00 bal
loons over Duplin County.
The balloons were just far fun
^ are a dramatic way Of gettiy
ease. Don't take chances. See your
The 1963 RD campaign is not a
drive (or contributions. It is an ed
ucational service financed by Chris
tmas Seal Funds.
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RALEIGH - The Motor Vehicles
Department's summary of traffic
deaths through 10 A. M. Tuesday,
Missionary To :
Brazil To Speak
Dr. Lawrence G. Calhoun, of La
vras, BraiH wfll speak at the Beu
laville Presbyterian Church on May
12. at 7:30 p. m. under the sponsor
ship of the Smith's and Beulaville
Presbyterian Churches. Members
from all churches In this area are
cordailly invited to attend
Dr. Calhoun has served as a
Presbyterian Mitsiooary to Braxi)
since 1927, and as president of
Gammon Institute at Lavras from
1954-1961. A native Brazilian took
over that office in '61. and Dr. Cal
houn accepted the Job of teacher of
Philosophy of Education-History of
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DUPLIN COUNTY SPELLING BEE WINNER: Tommy Benson
is in the center. This is the second consecutive year that he has won
the County Bee and he will enter the Regional Bee in Wilmington on
Friday. On Tommy's left is his teacher, Mrs. Mattie Sadler, teacher
of eighth grade at Kenansville Elementary School. On his right is his
mother, Mrs. Johnny Benson of Kenansville, Rt. 1.
Tommy Benson Wins Co. Spelling Bee
Tommy Benson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Johnny Benson of Rt. 1, Ken
ins ville was winner of the County
Spelling Bee last Wednesday.
Tommy spelled "rirgil" correctly
and the next word on the list which
was "forfeit", to become the Dup
lin County Spelling chaimpion for
:he second consecutive year.
Tommy will spell in the Regional
3?ie which will be held in Bi'ogden
Hall in Wilmington on May' 10 at 8
Tommy is in the eighth grade of
he Kenansville School in the class
room of Mrs. Mattie Sadler. Mrs.
excellent speller and also an excel
Runner-up in the spelling Bee was
Rebecca Phillips of the Warsaw Ele
mentary School. She is the daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Phillies
of Rt. 1, Warsaw.
Others in the contest were: Wil
liam Franklin Westbrook of Magno
lia; Evalyn Williams of Faison;
Sandra Jean Herring of Calypso;
Gary Avon Jones of B. F. Grady;
Karen Thomas of Beulaville; Dian
ne Southerland of Chinquapin; El
len ilarreU Matthews of Wallace;
and Rebecca Fussell of Rose Hill.
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Plans For Camo
Linda Grady, president/presided
and Glean Williams was secretaiy
it the 4-H County Council held in
KenansvOle on Monday night. Linda
Smith add Anthony Westbrook, also
county officers, conducted the
group in song and recreation.
About 100 boys and girls were pre
sent to discuss 4-H Camp which will
be held June 17-22 at Roanoke Is
land. 70 campers will go from Dup
lin. Church Sunday will be observ
ed by the 4-H'ers in May.
It was announced that Demonstra
tion Day wiB be held on June 26
at Raiford where 4-H'ers will com
pete With 16 other counties. Other
announcements were the dress re
vue to be held on May 31 in the
Kenan Auditorium at which time
each club may have an entry in
each of four divisions. The tractor
drivers contest will be held on May
24 at 2 p. m. at Kenansville School,
both the Junior and Senior contest
will be held at the same time.
State 4-H Club week was announ
ced to be held July 22-27 at State
The council presented a trophy to
the Warsaw (Bub in recognition of
the best display made during Na
tional dub week. Two clubs were
welcomed to the Council. They are
Beulaville 4-H and Blue Ribbon
dub of Rose 'Hill.
Rabies clinics will be held by Dr..
Frank D. Taylor on the following
dates at the following places:
MAY 13: aWters Service Station.
Calypso at 4-5 p. m. Beautancus at
Ned Roberts Store 5-6 p. m.
MAY 14: Bowden at Parker's
Store fron^.3:30-4:30 p. m.
MAY 15: Warsaw at Warsaw Ani
mal Clinic from 1-5 p. m.
MAY 16: Kenansvllle at Kenan
AMUtorium from 3:30-4:30 p. m.
You are cordially invited to at
tend Open House, Duplin A. S. C. S.
County Office, Kenansville, North
Carolina. Friday, May 10, 1963, 3:00
P. M. to 9:00 P. M. Signed Rufus
Flks. Jr., Office Manager.
Duplin County is represented on
the honors lists at East Carolina
College as follows: All A'X: Don
ald Leach Carr, Wallace: Barbara
Ann Ellis, Fai9on; Nell Dixon Gar
ner, R. 1, Mount Olive; Virginia Y.
Gilbert, Calypso; David Glen Wha
DEAN'S LIST: Lenwood Drew
Simpson, Chinquapin: ? Alice Faye
Smith, Rt. 2, Pink Hill.
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Kenansville Scouts Receive Charter
About U Kenat&yille boys were
very happy last week when the Boy
Scout Charter was presented to
them at the Scout Hot. Field Direc
tor, Ben White, presented the char
ter for Boy Scout troop No. SO to
Snodie Wileon, president of the
Lions Club, who in turn presented
it to the scout leaders in behalf of
the Lion's Club.
Scout Leaders are John Hall, act
ing master, Jimmy Bowden. Earl
Hardy, J. D. Kornegay and Bill
FutreR. Bob Hughes had taken the
job as Scout master while he was
living in town, and much thanks is
expressed to Mr. Hughes for a job
well done while he wps in Kenarte
ville. Several members of the Lions
dub were present te witness thr
Kenansville in fears past has had
aa active Boy Maut troop, but the
Charter had etQired because of
not being able t* find,? leader for
the boys The Lions kept on with
their efforts to get leaders and get
the Charter renewed, a committee
composed of Sqadie Wilson, Pet
Craft, Phil Krefach and Lauren
Sharpe secured The Scbut Master
and four aertstants, put on the
scoot drive, te which the iown nfc
of the troop now and by the end of
summer there should be about 20
boys who will be old enought to
join at that time. Membership cards
were presented to the scout com
mittee and to the scout masters at
the evening meeting.
After the meeting the boys held
contests seeing which team could
light a fire with flints and get water
boiling in the shortest length oi
Mr. Wilson, president of the Lions
Club, expresses thanks to the boys
and parents who have been active
in cleaning the hut and doing gen
eral repairs to the hut which has
been closed while not in use.
Lion President. Snodie Wilson, presenting the Boy Scout Charter
for KonansvlUe Troop SO to the Scout leaders. (From R. to L.) Joha
Hall, acting Scout Master, Earl Haidy, assistant; J. p. Kornegay,
assistant; Mr. Futrell. assistant, and hidden back of Snodie Wilsaa
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Town Elections Ran Hot Or Cool ]
Warsaw And Beulaville Had Big Vote
Town Elections over the county
and surrounding counties were
quite active on Tuesday of this
week. Beulaville and Warsaw both
had highly contested races. Warsaw
in the race for Mayor and Beulaville
in the race for Commissioners.
Ed Strickland who has been War
saw's Mayor for the past eight
years won the election for Mayor.
Strickland was unopposed in the
race but A. J. Jenkins, Sr. was a
write-in receiving 186 votes against
249 for Strickland.
Warsaw had an unusually high
vote for a town election with 446
persons voting out of a possible 650
registered voters. None of the Com
missioners of the past year filed
for reelection except Larry McCul
Town elections have been the sub
ject of conversation this week. It
has been interesting to watch and
listen to the proceedings about town
elections. No matter who wins it is
a hard task with no pay. To the men
who are willing to sacrifice their
time and efforts should go our full
support. If we take an interest in
our to#n, the interest will then
spread to our county, state and na
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Mrs.- AjSkretta Kenan Register of
Norfolk, Virginia and her sister of
Decatur, Georgia have been visiting
in Duplip County this week. They
have spent some time in the Regis
ter of Deeds office and in the Dup
lin Times office looking up old fam
ily records. While here they visited
in the KenansviUe Methodist Church
Bess Hines Harkins of Oxnard,
California has sent us two more of
her lovely poems.
' How beautiful upon the mountains
are the feet of Him,"
Who loved the Galilean hills . . .
within the forest dim
I have walked among the trees
and throught of Him today: .
"The groves were God's first
e'er man learned to pray
On cushioned stool, beneath a Cross
and painted seraphim . . .
"How beautiful upon the mountains
are the feet of Him!"
Bess Hines Harkins
Call Him God, or call Him what you
\ I only know there is a Power to fill
The receptive sould with all that is
Great and Good:
That the Life Abundant is Truth
Bess Hines Harkins
len, The entire board is new for
the coming year.
Votes were as follows: Mayor -
Ed Strickland, 249; A. J. Jenkins,
Commissioners: H. Fin Lee, 369;
E. C. Thompson, 342; W. Fred Re
velle, 338; D. L. (Roy > Matthis, 281,
L. B. Huie, 226; Sidney Apple, 124;
Larry McCullen, 159; Seth Turner,
113; Richard Cavenaugh, 94.
Kenansville held a quiet race with
only 45 voting out of a possible 182
registered voters. Mayor Lauren
Sharpe was unopposed and the five
town Commissioners weer also un
Vote was: Mayor Lauren Sharpe,
45; 1 write in for Wiley Booth. Com
missioners: Elmore Bell, 44; Phil
Kretsch, 44; Leo Jackson, 44; I. R.
Caison, 45; Joe Quinn, 42. 3 write
ins were John Hail, Hal Quinn and
Mrs. Alice Elks.
Voting in Beulaville was much
heavier than usual with 223 of the
citizens of the town voting. The race
for Mayor G. S. Muldrow was quiet
but the vote for Town Commission
ers was hotly contested. 8 men were
running for the 5 seats. 3 of the old
commissioners were re-elected and
the board will have 2 new members
Votes were: Mayor, G. S. Mul
Commissioners: Herman Gore,
187; Marion Edwards, 188; D. E.
Houston, 166; Russell A. Bostlc, 109;
Raleigh Lanier, 108; Andrew Jack
son, 106; Perry Williams, 96; Wil
bur Hussey, Jr. 92. 1 write-in Mrs.
Lula Q. Parker.
A heavy vote was carried in Pink
Hill on Tuesday, with 5 contestants
running for the 3 commissioners
Ethro Hill who was unopposed
for the Mayor's seat received 102
votes. There was 1 write-in for S.
Commissoners race results' we:
Roy Rhodes, 85; Carl Ward, 83;
Remus Teachey. 79; Johnnie Shep
pard 53, James Miles, 46. 1 write-in
for Mrs. Bob Hood.
Rose Hill wqs quieter than quiet
on election day with only 119 vot
ing ; ...m 'SjH
Mayor Gerald Cart was re-elect
ed with 119 votes. '
For Commissioners the old board
C. W. Surratt. W. H. Fussell, Har
vey Braddy and James R. Grady
received 107 votes each. Harvey Ar
nold also a member of the old
board did not file but received a
write-in of 71 votes which put him
back on the board. Other write-ins
were Murphy Carr with 17 votes
and D. W. Ramsey witty 13 votes.
MR. JAMES EVERETT MILLER
DR. MILLARD R. BROWN
East Duplin High School Commencement T
Services To Be Held On School Lawn 1
Dr. Millard R. Brown. Professor
of Sociology and Philosophy in the
Campbell College Department of Re
ligion, will deliver the Baccalaure
ate Sermon of the graduating class
of East Duplin High School Beula
ville on Sunday, May 12. at 3:00 p.
m. in the Beulaville Elementary
Dr. Brown joined the faculty of
Campbell College in September as
the school installed upper-level cou
rses to complete preparation of its
senior-college program. To accept
the position, he resigned the pastor
ate of the First Baptist Church at
Earlier Dr. Brown had been assis
tant professor of Christian Ethics
and Sociology of SoWhern Baptist
Theological Seminary, the Univer
sity of Louisville and at Carson
Newman College and had served as
pastor of churches in Cleveland.
6hio; Windsor, North Carolina; and
He has studied at Wake Forest
College, at the Colgate-Rockester
School of Divinity, and at Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary, from
which he had the Th. D. degree.
Commencement services for the
first graduating class of the newly
consolidated East Duplin High Sch
ool will be held on Sunday after
noon, May 19, 1963. at 3:00 p. m. on
the lawn of the High School.
Mr. James Everette Miller, Assis
tant Superintendent, State of North
Carolina, Department of Public In
struction, will be the principal spea
ker for the occasion. Mr. Miller is
a native of Hartford County and is
8 a graduate of Ahoslde High School
& in that County. He later was gra
S duated from Campbell College and
| still ^er^ the Forest
the aWshington, North Carotins Sch
ools: <2> Director, Division of Aduit
Education, State Department o(
Public Instruction; (3) Supervisor
of Elementary Education, State De
partment of Public Instruction;
and, at the present time, Assistant
State Superintendent of Public In- ?
The Marshals, who are selected
according to their scholastic stand
ing in their class, are as follows:
Junior Class - Chief Marshall, Billy
Kennedy. Sharon Wood, Linda Kaye
Kenendy, Marilyn Denny; Sopho- i
more Class - William Andrews, She- >
ila Brown, Harold Creech; Fresh
man Class -Sharon William, Freddy ?
Home and Donna Callahan.
Valedictorian for the 19(3 Senior
Ciass is Grover Cleveland HB1. Jr.,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Cleve
land Hill of Beulaville. Salutatorian
is Miss Jean Gail Pickett, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pickett of
Route, No. 2, Beulaville, North Car
Crafts Workshop ]
At Laurinburg )
The Southeastern District Heme
Demonstration Crafts Workshop will *<
be held at St. Andrews Presbyter- .
ian College at Laurinburg, June It- |
Classes will be taught en braided \
rugs, chair caining, chair bottom
ing, crewel embroidery, etched al- ^
uminum, hearth brooms, hooked
rugs. Pine cone wreathes, quilting ?
i tropunto i, Swedish darning, tea
tile painting, and wood carving.
Intetfesting evening programs
have been planned The first #NIK 5
ing a program en flower artH^pfr j
ment will be given. The MMftJ
evening an exhibit of craft..* Mh