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VOLUME XXX No. 21 KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA. ttto*SDAY, MAY 30, 1963. Pl??l ZFSLFST
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firs. Dora Waters Critically Injured By Assailant
A cold-blooded assault was made
on Mrs. Dora Waters of the Albert
son community on Monday after
noon. Mrs. aWters, who is 83 years
of age. operated a store and filling
station on highway U. She is a
widow and lives in her home which
is a few yards from the store.
Margaret Ann Smith, a white wo
man 21 years of age, also of Route
1, Albertson, is being held in Dup
lin County Jail under a $20,000
bond. She is charged with assuait
with a deadly weapon with intent
to kill, Robbery and Robbery from
the person of Mrs. Dora Waters.
According to officers there is a war
rant for the arrest of her sister
Helen who was with Margaret Ann
at the time she was arrested.
It is alleged that Margaret Ann
had been to the store of Mrs. Wat
ers' 3 week ago and had purchased
items amounting to $1.00 and did
not have 3c tax with her and that
Mrs. Waters did not let her have
the purchases unless she could pro
duce the 3c. Margaret Ann had be
come very angry and had told her
sister Helen she was going to rob
Mrs. Waters and get her it was re
ported. On Monday. Margaret Ann
and Helen were chopping in the
field when Margaret Ann told her
sister her plans and Helen claims
she begged her sister not to do it,
Further reports are that Margaret
Ann went to the store and hit Mrs.
Waters over the head with a 10"
adjustable Wrench. She left the
store and caught a ride back to her
home on a pick-up truck. Helen got
up with her and they were in the
same car when Margaret was ar
Around 6 p. m. Mrs. Lila Morris,
a niece of Mrs. Waters went to Hie
store shopping, and heard an un
usual noise in the room back of the
store. On going in there she found
her aunt sitting in an unright posi
tion against the wall in a pool of
blood, unconscious. Her aunt was
rushed to Kinston Memorial Hospi
tal where she was given an emer
gency blood transfusion and first
aid and taken by ambulance to N.
C. Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill.
Mrs. Waters had received a frac
tured skull, was badly beaten over
the entire facial area, was suffer
ing from loss of blood and her fore
head was beaten to the pummy
stage. On Tuesday night reports
? were that she had undergone sur
gery successfully but still in a'cri
tical condition. Reports are that
Mr$. Waters did not rally except
one time after the assault and dur
ing that time she told officers and
witnesses that her assailant was
Margaret Ann Smith.
After arresting Margaret Ann
Smith officers, found the stolen poo
ket book buried at the home when
the girls lived. $42. was found in
the dash pocket of Helen's car.
Margaret Ann had $5. in the watch
pocket of the- pants she was wear
ing. Margaret Ann claims she gave
Helen two $10, bills and that Helen
bought? pints of whiskey and some
cigarettes. . r'I
Alexander Will Transfer To Home Office
Kornegay At Home Federal In Warsaw
J. V. Brittle. President, Home
federal Savings and Loan Associa
tion of Kinston. announced that If."
B Alexander Manager of the Wa*
?aw Office will be transferred to
i gage loan department, to assist
v with the increased volume or mort
gage loan activity and be will also
be assisting the President with the
Branch Office operations.
He will be succeeded by Robert
Kornegay, who has bead named
Branch Manager of the Warsaw Of
fice to succeed Mr. Alexander after
September 1st. Mr. Kornegay is a
native of Warsaw, where he gradua
ted from Warsaw High School. He
received his AB degree in Account
ing at East Carolina College in 19
59. He was formerly employed by
a CPA firm in Rocky Mount and
has served as Office Manager of
Made-Rite Sunbeam Bakery, Golds
Mr. Komegay has been employed
by Home Federal Savings and
Loan Association in its KiiMon of
fice for approximately two years,
and has been trained in all phases
at the AasociaticsT* operations. He
and his wife will make their home
ih Warsaw. They will be moving to
Warsaw the latter part of June and
he will be assisting Mr. Alexander
until September 1.
Mr. R. B. Alexander is a native
o? Lenoir County, graduating from
Wheat Swamp High School, and re
ceived his AB Degree in Business
Administration from Duke Univer
sity. He joined Home Federal Sav
ings staff in 1959 after graduation
from college. He was named Man
ager of the Warsaw Of flee when it
was opened in Decemebr, 1980. He
is currently serving as President of
the Warsaw Lions Club, and has
been very active in civic and chu
rch affairs during his stay in War
Countv Dre? Revue Friday Niahf
The Annuat Duplin County Home
Demonstration and 4-H Club Dress
Revue will be held Friday, May 31
at 8 p. m. in Kenan Auditorium,
Participants will be winners from
the twenty-eight Home Demonstra
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tion Club and twenty-four Clubs In
the county. County winners will be
named in each of several divisions.
Awapds are sponsored by Kram
er's Department Store in Wallace.
Participants are asked to be in
at 6:30 P. M. on
Friday tor judging,
ruutic is coraiauy invited.
RALEIGH-The Motor Vehicle De
partment's summary of traffic
deaths through 10 A. M. Monday,
May Z7, 1963:
Killed To Date 456
Killed To Date Last Year 441
Ted Wilson Presented DS Award
OffkCTS Installed For Warsaw JC
The Junior Chamber of Com
merce of Warsaw held their annual
Ladies night last Thursday at Fus
?ell's Restaurant in Clinton at 7:00
at which time the DSA Award was
also presented tor the year to an
outstanding man of the year for
The president, Allan Draughon,
Jr. presided over the program and
presentation. New officers for the
Incoming Jaycee year were instal
The officers for the year were in
stalled by a guest of the club Mr.
Calva Ransey of Klnston who is
District Vice-President of the Jun
ior Chamber of Commerce. Instal
led were Arnold Jones, President;
Marvin Sutton, Vice - president. T.
O. Rabon, Secretary; and Roy Bar
wick, Treasurer. The installation
was most impressive.
Methodist Church. Rev. Wilson was
chosen for his outstanding contri
butions to the community of War
saw and surrounding areas of War
Allan Draughan presented two
other awards to two members of
the Jaycee Club. The Spoke Award
which la presented to a new mem
ber of one year for outstanding ach
ievement in the club during the
year was presented to Gerald Quinn
and T. O. Rabon.
Jaycee members and their wives
enjoying the affair were Mr. and
Mrs. Frank - Steed, Jr., Mr. and
Mrs. T. O. Rabon, Mr. and Mrs.
Marvin Sutton, Mr. and Mrs. Al.
Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Jones,
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Carlton, Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Barwick, Mr. and
Mrs. Doulass Townsend, Mr. and
'y Mrs. Allan Draugban, Jr. and Mr.
and Mrs. Albine English, Guests
were Mayor and Mrs Ed Strick
land. Rey. and Mrs. Ted Wilson
and Mr. and Mrs. Larry McCullen.
and Mr. and Mrs. Calva Ramsey of
On last Thursday, Mrs. Lila Ken
ned of Warsaw, celebrated her one
hundredth birthday. Mrs. Kennedy
is a patient in the East Wing of
Duplin General Hospital. She suffer
ed a broken hip about a year or
so ago and has been in the hospital
since that time. Up until then she
made her home with her daughter
and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Les
lie Brown of Warsaw.
Mrs. Lila is a charming little
frail lady and Is quite alert most of
the time. Her family had a birthday
party for her last Thursday in the
nursing home. I was hoping to be
able to get pictures of her with her
cake, but the family was afraid of
too much excitement for her.
, David John Kilpatrick and Henry
Sanderson, both of near Kenansvflle
day. They are most enthusiastic a
bout their trip. David John said the
sale took place at Poubquag. N. Y.,
up the Hudson River on a farm
near Hyde Park. He satd that 28
states were represented at the sale.
David John said that they did
not buy any of the Reserve Cham
pion blood line, as the prices were
fabulous. However David John has
the same line of stock on his farm.
He said some of the cattle sold for
ten, twelve and fourteen thousand.
I would hesitate to quote the price
for the best cattle sold, as it sounds
like a Tib.
This was a disposal sale of the
cattle owned by Franklin D. Roo
sevelt, Jr. as he is accepting the
position with President Kennedy as
Undersecretary of the U. S. De
partment of Commerce.
After attending the sale Mr. Kil
patrick and Mr. Sanderson went to
New York to spend the night and
tonr the city. This was their first
trip to New York and they talk like
it was something to behold. I asked
them how they got along driving
in New York as this was their first
trip. Kilpatrick said someone told
them If they got lost to ask the way
back to the Oeorge Washington
Bridge and start all over again, and
that is just what they did, and got
along fine. He said they spent Mon
day night in New Jersey and on
Tuesday toured Washington, D. C.
But mostly he was impressed with
New York City.
Vote Saturday For A More Progressive Duplin
Saturday. June 1, is the day the
people of Duplin will go to the
polls and vote for ar against a re
ferendum to finance the promo
tion of agricultural, industrial
and general development in the
Polling places will be the same
location as for aniy county election
and polls will be open from 6:30 a.
ov. uutill 6:30 p. m.
Many leading business men and
other leaders of the county feel
this, need urgently for promotion
What would happen to Duplin
County if one plant smaller than
J. P_ Stevens Company in Wal
lace would decide to locate here?
That one plant alone would bring
in enough Ad Valorem tax to off
set the cost of the program to the
county. That is one of the many
assets (that would come from a
small plant. Others would be em
ployment for many families, cir
culation of many payroll dollars for
merchants, and a trend toward
higher income per family in the
The budget for Welfare and Re
lief in Duplin as requested is
more than the total tax levy was
three years ago. The budget as
submitted is over $800,000. This
is astounding for a county in Eas
tern Carolina! Wouldn't Duplin
have a more satisfied and a more
progressive people if they wefe
given employment, than if given
The referendum on Saturday is
to approve the levy of a tax to
provide a director to lead the ef
forts of the county to aid and en
courage the location of manufac
tures enterprises, the making of
industrial surveys and other sur
veys and aiding the industrial and
agricultural and business pro
spects of the county. The levy
provides a maximum of five cents
per $100.00 tax valuation and
cannot exceed this amount.
The money from this levy will
be required by law to be kept in
a separate fund and cannot be us
ed for any other purpose. These
funds will be budgeted, audited,
and handled through regular chan
nels as other county funds. It is
hoped that the cost can be includ
ed within the present county tax
rate of $1.60.
A county industrial director is
necessary because it is difficult
to do the job with volunteers do
ing the work in their spare time.
Competition for the location of in
dustries is severe and a greater
effort is required to successfully
locate the type of industry need
buplin's average family income
of $2151, was 93rd. in the state
according to a Department of
Agriculture survey made in 1959.
The average family income in the
state ranked 45th in the nation.
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17 Counties Represented
he population of Duplin County
decreased 2Vi% from 1950 to 1960.
In the same period, the popula
tion of North Carolina incraesed
12% and the population of the na
tion increased 18%. The farm po
pulation of Duplin County decrea
sed by 6000 people from 1954 to
1962. This loss occurred in spite
of a fine job done by the conun
unity industry in the county. Peo
ple leaving the county are the
younger and more active worker*
and the better educated ones who
do not have sufficient opportuaity
If this referendum is approved^
surveys wilj be made to deter
mine what Duplin has to offer in
labor, raw materials, crops, water
supply,. and other assets. Duplin
has a great potential for food pro
cessing and other industries rela
ted to. agriculture.
Aim of the program is to bring
the income of the county up to
that of more prosperous neigh
bors; halt the migration of tno
people; keep up with the natineim-~~
income and growth.
Farmers Will Meet Thursday, June 6
Discuss Tobacco Fertilization After Rain
A meeting will be held Thurs
day. June 6, at 3:00 p. m. on the
farm of Frank Blanchard to obser
ve the #<1601 of Fertilizer 'Place
ment on Tobacco stands. Frank
Blanchard's farm is about 1 mile
west of Charity on the Rose Hill
Treatments - in this demonstra
tion are (1) One band of fertili
zer deep (2) two bands of ferti
lizer fairly deep (3) One band of
fertilizer shallow (4) Fertilizer
Many farmers in Duplin. County
have had problems wiUvJertiliier
has resulted in a great deal of re
setting. All interested people are
invited to observe this demonstra
tion on; June 6, at 2:00 p. m.
V. ff. Reynolds, County Agent,
released the following informa
After Heavy Rains
Dupllh <C?unty had 3 to 5 inch
es of rainfbtl during the week of
May 19 Even though the soil
we* dry whan the rains came, the
amount that fell was excessive.
The average tobacco sail will hold
atwbt 1 iachyot water ftv the fop
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Threetar Coition Involves Sheriff
And Police; Other Car demolished
On last Thursday afternoon at
3:30, a three car collision happen
ed on Unity Church road, 2 miles
East of Warsaw.
Sheriff Elweod Revelle had park
ed his 1962 Chevrolet on the side of
the road off of the pavement. It
was near the drive way of the Law
Enforcement Hut which is being,
constructed. Revelle was waiting
for Perry Smith, Chief of Police
of Warsaw, taciturn in to the road.
Smith had a load of screens on his
1955 PlymouM|kStaUon wagon.
As Smith SUM down to turn, a
1957 Mercury being driven by Her
man Branch, colored of Route 2
Warsaw, travelling East also, came
at a high rate of speed. The front
end of the Mercury Hit the rear end
of Perry Smith's station Wagon,
knocking it about 80 feet in the
field and continued on down the
road and knocked Sheriff Revelle's
car in the ditch.
<Both the station wagon and the
Mercury were a total loss and the
car belonging to the Sheriff was
damaged approximately $800.
Mervin Johnson, colored male of
Kenansville, was a passenger in the
car operated by Branch. He was
brought to Duplin General! Hospital
for head injuries. Branch was also
brought to the hospital and treated
for cuts on the face. Perry Smith
received on injuries.
Branch was charged with careless
and reckless driving, and put under
a $200. bond.
Two Men Killed
In S.C. Wreck
Robert Edward Bats, 31, and Do
nald William Lanier, 26, both of
Chinquapin, were killed in a wreck
at Mannig, S. C. early Saturday
morning. The produce truck which
they were driving crashed into a
service station and exploded. Fire
men fought the blaze for over an
hour. The service station was sev
The truck was loaded with string
beans and cucumbers, enroute from
Florida to North Carolina. It was
not known which man was driving.
Funeral services for Batts were
held (Monday) in the Sharon Bap
tist Church in Chinquapin by Dr.
James H. Blackmore of Warsaw
Burial was in the Rockfish Cemet
ery at Wallace.
watts' survivors include hfc wid
ow, the former Faye Dedhaey of
Wallace; a son, Bobby Jemfbre; his
mother, Mrs. Clyde Batts of Chin
quapin; and a brother, Jack Batts
of Silver Springs, Md.
Funeral services fpr Laiher. a na
tive of Duplin County, were held
Sunday at 4 p. m. hi the Commun-,
ity Baptist Church east of Wallace
bv the Rev. Don Purvis, assited by
the Rev. Robert L. Boweda. Burial
was in the Riverview Manorial
Park Cemetery, v
Survivors include his Mother,
Mrs. Gladys Lanier of the jbome;
a brother. Homer Lanipr tf, the
home; three jMeie, Undo Sue of
the home. Mrs. claries CregSr of
Harve de Grace, Md., andMrs
of ^Wallace^ md ^hw ^ernal
Lippard Speaks At T
The Duplin County Tuberculosis
Association Held their annual meet
ing on May 21, at 8 p. m. in the
Health Department with 12 mem
Dr. Edward L. Boyette president,
presided over the meeting. After
King Speaks On
"Duplin County is the garden spot
of the world, let's fertilize it and
see it grow".' This was a sug
gestion offered by Garland King,
secretary of the Duplin Produc
tion Credit Association.
King spoke at a supper meeting
of the Pleasant Grove develop
ment Club Thursday night at the
Community building. The subject
discussed was Industrial Progress.
King further pointed out some
highlights to be considered in the
coming election on June 1. He
stated that since we are less pop
ulated than 10 years ago an In
dustrial plant in the area would
encourage people to stay in the
county, promote business and
help solve some of our problems
Duplin County can raise most
crop but cannot sell some things
too wel'l, therefore a processing
plant located in the county would
take care of the surplus food sup
King pointed out that if the ele
ction is carried Saturday, an en
gineer will be employed to plan
and manage the job.
Mrs. Zollie Kornegay reported
that she and Mrs. Helen Waller
had contacted moat sponsors of
development clubs with good sue
Cecil Kornegay presided at the
Lucille Dew of Delway received
laurel for the best performance
in a small role. She appeared as
Miss Mabel in J. B. The ceremon
ies were held following the presen
tation in McGinnis Auditorium at
East Carolina College.
The F. H. A. office, the A. S. C.
S., FCIc and SCS offices will be
closed on Thursday, May 30, in
observance of Memorial Day.
Ann Heath of Deep Run was a
warded the Daugters of the Amer
(Confined on Bark)
. 6. Annual Meeting
welcoming the new board mem
bers Dr. Boyette introduced J.
E. Lippard, Repsiratory Dis
ease consultant of the North Car
olina Tuberculosis Association who
explained functions of board mem
bers to the group.
Dr. Boyette pointed out to the
group the problem of TB which he
said would be a threat until comple
tely eradicated. "TB", he said, "Is
a respiratory disease and cannot
be diagnosed until other respira
tory diseases are ruled out. The
Duplin TB Association has always
been concerned with Respiratory
Diseases, of which TB is one. Now,
that concern has become a major
interest. One reason is that a per
son whose berathing system is
weakened by RD can easily
get TB germs in his body.
Another is that ex-TB patients are
very susceptible to other respira
tory diseases. If TB is ever to be
wiped out, all Respiratory Diseases
must be controlled. Therefore, Dup
lin TB Association as well as TB
Associations all over the nation are
launching a RD campaign to alert
the public to the seriousness of a
chronic cough or unusual shortness
Mr. Garland King, treasurer gave
a financial report which showed an
operating balance of $3789.43. Ex
penditures for 1982-63 were: $692.73
health education 116.00 - clinics;
$897.00 ? case finding; $251.22 ? re
habilitation; $251.22 statistics and
case finding; $200. - research; 72.00
? organization; $255.64 - adminis
tration; 547.09 ? seal sale expenses.
Mrs. Marie Batchelor, 1962-43 seal
sale chairman reported a total sale
At conclusion of the meeting Mr.
Lippard showed the film "Sign
Post" which stressed the dangers
of "Cough Too Much and Shortness
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Negro 4-H District Demonstration Day ,
At E. E. Smith High School June 6
The 4-H District Demonstration
Day is scheduled to be held at the
E. E. Smith High School in Kenans
ville June 6, 1963.
4-H'ers from 17 counties will par
ticipate in the event.
Rev. Lauren Sharpe, Mayor of
Kenansville will deliver the evening
address. The morning session will
be devoted to Demonstrations in all
phases of farming and homemaking
in Southeastern, North Carolina.
Duplin County will be represented
by Dora Jean Farrior and Joyce
Graham in tobacco; Jessie Smith,
Forage Crops, W. 0. Jones and
Eric Wilkins, Electricity: Jeraldine
Smith and Thelma Frederick, Veg
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stable Preparation; Yume Lane, j
Soil Conservation; Riddick E. WiV j
kins .and Ronnie Rogers, cotton;
Patrica and Beatrice MeKoy, co
ops: Robert Low man, Peanut, and
Comillia Newkirk, Dairy Foeds.
Patrica Lee Will participate to the
Community 4-H leaders will be on
hand to assist their clubsters and
to serve refreshments.
Annette CaHton, County Council
President, will preside. Others ex
pected to appear on the evening
program ryUl be J. B. Stroud, Coun
ty Commissioner for the 5th District
and D. B. Teachey, Assistant Sup
erintend ant of Duplin schools.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Humphrey accepting the gift being presented ?*
to them by members of the Beulaville faculty In appreciation of Ua
16 years of service to the school.
Humphrey Honored at Bar&Que Dinner 1
Members of the faculty of the
Beulaville Elementary School hon
ored Principal Ray Humphrey and
his wife with a supper at Rhodes'
Bar-Be-Que House in Beulaville on
The dining room was decorated
with beautifully arranged roses and
carnations, r -
After the Rev. Jirri Sell gave the
invocation the thirty-four guests
and honorees were served' Bar-B
Que pork and chicken.
Damon Davis, served as master
of ceremonies and presented Mr.
and Mrs. Humphrey an oval mirror
with matching sconces in French
Provincial styling. The gift was an
expression of appreciation from
some of the members of the facul
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ty. for IS yean of service in the
Beulaviile School and Cotmunfty.
Taking part in the activities aod
Mr. and Mrs. W E. Craft, Mr.
and MrO. Macon Brown, Mr. and
Mrs. Ervta Dhbeon, Mr. and Mrs.
Ernest Quim. Mrs. Christine Ken
Rhod^iir,MJ*M's. Bffl MMer.
Mrs. Vera' fioetk. Mr.
Topsail Tide Table
A. M. p; M.
Mo. Date High Low tfigft Low
May 30 1:85 3:21 7:59 8:19
May 31 *28 3:15 8:50 9:16
June 1 3:18 4:05 9:39 10:08
June 2 4:08 4:53 10:$ 11:00
June 3 4:54 5:37 ?:f6 11:46
June 4 5:39 6:18 11:52
June 5 6:22 6:59 111:32 12:33