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VOLUME XXX No, 26. KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY JULY 4, 1963. PI*??i JSjLSST
Duplin Country Club, IncTo Open
Swimming Pool&Tennis Court Ready
11m long awaited day is about la
arrive for member* of the Duplin
Country C3ub, Inc.
President Hugh Carlton stated
this morning (Saturday) that the
Swimming Pool and Tennis courts
will be opened next week, it Is
hoped by July 4, and members an
ticipate that the golf course will be
ready for play. August I.
Construction talis been started on
the Golf Shop and it is expected te
let the contracts on the club house
within the next week or ten days.
The Duplin Country Club, Inc.
was a dream which waa started
about a year ago. Now it is Hear
ing completion. The membership of
the clab la competed, of . families
from Warsaw, Kenansville, Pink
Hill, Magnolia and Faiaon.
The beautiful wooded area on
which the country club is located
is on rural paved road between
Kenansville and Unity Church and
is easily reached by all of the com
munities. The land was donated
by Davis Evans. The finished club
will have a nine hole golf course,
a large and small swimming pool,
tennis courts and the club house
will soon be started.
Production Credit Assn. Direstors
Attend Annual Conference In Asheville
rne new tor mora capital in <
agricultural is continuing," accord- i
lug to Eugene E. Carlton, president
of the Duplin Production Credit
Association, who has just returned
from Asheville, N. C. where he at
tended the annual conference for
directors of production credit as
sociations on June 17 and 19, 1963.
Reports at the conference indi
cated that die use of capital using
technology and reorganisation of
farm units for efficiency is continu
ing. This continues to increase the
sitse of farms, and change the stru
cture of agriculture and the charac
ter of individual farm units in
"Lending institutkxfs must con
tinue to recognise the fast changes
taking place in agriculture and re
cognize that fanning is big busi
ness that requires alert and specia
lised management, large amounts
?f capital, and flexibility to adapt
te needed changes, "Mr. Carlton
According to Mr. Carlton, the
Credit Bank-PCA System in this Dis
trict served fanners in Georgia,
Florida and the two Carolines with
over $253 million in 1962. Loan ser
vice at 'present is $28 million great
er in the District than a year ago.
"Hie Duplin Production Credit
Association served 1772 farmers
with loans totalling $3,791,487.00 In
1961 in Duplin County," Mr. Carlton
Other officials of the Duplin Pro
duction Credit Association attend
ing die conference included Mr.
Arthur Kennedy, vice president of
Beulaville, N. C.; for Mr. Woodrow
W. Maready, director, of Chinqua
pin, N. C.; Mr. L. P. Wells, direc
tor, of Mt. Olive, N. C.; Mr. Taft
Herring, director, of Mt Olive, N.
C.; Mr. Garland P. King, Secre
tary-Treasurer, of Kenansvillft, N.
C. and Mr Fred Albertson, Apsis
Toe Duplin General Hospital has
recently purchased a 30 kilowatt
gasoline-powered generator through
Government Surplus program of
It is expected that this generator
will be used to power the hospital
elevator in times of emergency. The
present generator has only suffi
cient power for the emergency
room, the operation room and var
ious lights throughout die hospital.
With this new installation, the hos
pital will be almost self-fuffi<^ent
' during emergencies wsh ai, storms
ansruie nr? uepa rumens ops com
peted a two-week training course
on Municipal Fire Administration at
North Carolian State Collage.
The course, conducted by the
Fire Service Training Division of
the North Carolina Department of
Insurance in cooperation with State
College's Division of College Exten
sion, covered a variety of problems
which are of particular interest to
municipal fire ilr pai l inputs
The program was geared to
chiefs, chief officers anl atpff of
ficers of local departments and was
primarily offered for officers in
medium and small municipalities.
. Included during the two weeks
of study were discussions of fire de
fense and insurance rates, person
nel management, water supply and
ffre service, department equipment,
communications and fire alarm sys
tems, legal aspects of fire preven
tion, fire investigation and incen
diarism and records and roeasu re
Heading the instruction staff for
tile program was Sherman Pickard
of the North Carolina Department of
Insurance. Classes were conducted
the week of June 10-14 and J4-J8.
A total of 16 students attended the
school, representing 14 local depart
ments and the North Carolina In
Tha Ale holies Anonymous organi
sation was organised In Warsaw in
November 1964. It has mat since
continuously on Tuesday night
There are four original chartered
ranmbnra still in the group and all
tour have continued sobriety.
Due to conflict with other meet
ings, the group has decided to
change (he weekly meeting night
from Tuesday to Monday beginning
The group extends a cordial wel
come to anyone with an alocholie
problem to attend and the public is
At those who are not familiar
witn A A., the organisation is a fel
lowship of men and women who
?lute their experiences, strength,
and hope with each other that they
may solve their common problem
and help others to cover from alco
H?e only requirement for mem
bership is an honest desire toiStop
drinking. A. A. has no dues or fees.
It is not allied with any aect, deno
mination, politics, organisation or
wnw NrtwiwwiwfiMfy neither en*
Beulaville National 6uard Unit
Returns From Two Weeks Training
Tbw story of the National Guard
and its annual two weeks of active
duty training has changed drastical
ly in the past 20 years.
Oldtimers who served in the Tar
Heel Guard prior to World War H
often express disbelief at the tales
toki by the modern Guardsman who
returns from Front Bragg. They re
call, too well, their IS days of lei
sure training, recreation, fellow
ship, and an enjoyable time had
Today's counterpart finds time
for some recreation but for the
most part it comes late in the
afternoon. The individual often cho
oses to relax and rest from the
day's hard training. By the time
he is ready for organized games -
horseshows or volleyball - the day
linght is fast leaving slnd he prepar
es for the next day's training.
Even the current hot war in Sou
theastern Asia has had its influen
ce on the Guard and the Beulaville
unit in the past two years.
The rifle platoon, under the direc
tion and leadership of Lt Richard
McDowell, patrol the trails in a sur
prisingly realistic manner, being at
tacked by guerillas fihgting a small
brush battle and either losing or
winning depending upon the events
of each fight.
The guerillas are members of the
Beulaville unit, often headed by Lt.
Kicnara wnite. utten uie gueruias
forces are only driven by when we
call on the Motor squad wtyph is
amply led by Li Wayne Venters.
Attacking from either die flanks,
rear or front of the squad the sud
den burst of gunfire - blank carti
ridges ? wheels the squads into bat
tle. An exchange of gunfire, the
single shot of the Mis and the con
stant burps of machine guns and
the BARs and mortors resound as
the 'enemy' is beaten off.
The realistic tbuch adds interest
and enthusiasm for the Individual
squad members who otherwise cou
ld quickly become bored by the
constant dry-run practicing.
Sometimes the company has car- .
ried the training even further. "Civ- ,
iliarts" dressed as farmers (actual
ly Guardsmen from the other units)
have tested the company's peri- ?
meter defenses by casually strolling
in looknig for lost bird dogs and
Others have wandered in looking .
tor Sgt. Allen Futreal of Beulaville, '
knowing full well they were in the
wrong area intentionally.
"These are new approaches to the *
training. "Captain Allen Said, "and 1
they have created an enthuaiam. S
Haven't aean in several yttn. At
With the 15 day training now past
its halfway mark the company will
continue to seek high inspection
grades on its administration, kitc
hen, training, and all phases of
Regular Army officers, aware of
what a rifle company should be do
ing and how it is accomplishing its
work, have graded each unit daily.
"For the first week we averaged
93.5, a score several points higher
than we've had before for the first
week. But our calibre of training
this year is correspondingly higher
than it ever has been."
The company ends its intensive
training period Thursday afternoon.
Friday will be spent in removing
Fort Bragg Dirt and mud from
company equipment. Loading of
equipment for the return to Beu
laville will be done Saturday and
the unit departs Sunday morning
arriving back at the armory around
12:20 A. M.
Overlooked, but certainly not for
gotten by the 68 members of the
company, will be pay call. They will
receive full pay and allowances
equal to Regular Army for their
two weeks. It will be a very small
number who present themselves,
collect the dollars and silver, and
walk away telling himself how easy
it was to earn the money.
The Duplin County Courthouse
rill to closed on Thursday. July 4
o observe the national Holiday.
Uao closed will be the Welfare De
triment, Health Department, Agri
ulture Office and Superintendent
if Schools office. The A. S. C. S.
ind other Federal Offices will be
IMPORT AN! NOTICE
TO ALL 1963 PEED GRAIN AND
IHEAT STABILIZATION PRO
1RAM PARTICIPANTS: Due to a
hangs in the regulations effecting
he 1963 Feed Grain and Wheat
itabilixation Programs, SOYBEANS
ire now considered an eligible con
ervation cover tar 1101. However,
oybeans will not to eligible to to
larvasted or grazed during the 1963
ind 1964 calendar years, litis an
louncement was mUde by 0. L.
ioQand, Chairman Duplin ASC
wen vtuy inu *.
/ * A An toAAfct
Freedom Is A Hallowed Cause
(Reprinted from the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin,
IN OUR NATION, fredom is a hallowed cause
and rightly so. It is the topic of high-level conference
Congress enacts legislation to protect and preserve it.
High school students write essays on it. Most Ameri
cans can tell you what it is. Few, however, stop to con
sider the one thing it is not. It is NOT FREE.
Since 1776, thousands of Americans have paid the
supreme sacrifice bravely and without question so that
freedom might reign in our land. Our country has never
failed to meet the price demanded of a nation besieged
from within or without by enemies of democracy. For
true Americans, the cost of freedom is never too high.
Sacrifices which citizens are called upon to make
today are small indeed when compared with those of
our forefathers assembled in Philadelphia 187 years
ago. Yet, we see "patriotic" backsliders shirk their re
sponsibilities to their country at every opportunity.
Through lethargy or indifference or because it is con
sidered "boorish" in some circles, certain segments of
our society ignore civic obligations, nimbly skirt jury
duty, snub public service and avoid situations which re
quire their participation as witnesses. They "stand"
for, or against, many things, but are responsible for
none. They are deadheading on democracy at the ex
pense of their fellow man.
. i f . 1 1 mi
wurs is a system 01 government ny iaw. Tne Na
tion's welfare, progress and security depend on effec
tive enforcement of law. Presumably, there should be
no question as to where the public's sympathy lies.
However, many local law enforcement officers and re
presentatives of Federal investigation agencies daily
feel th sting of citizens' refusals to help in matters
involving tho-safety of their own communities qr.the
security of^tte.itatintry. Some so-cafled' intellectuals
and misguiwkl theorists, who view the world through
a rosy haze, are affronted when approached by repre
sentatives of duly, authorized governmental organiza
tions carrying out their proper functions. Contem
ptuous and uncooperative, these persons consider in
vestgative and security inquiries to be ridiculous. Their
sense of duty is contaminated.
When the ranks of decency and morality in Amer
ica grow thin and listless, crime and other sinister
forces flourish. During 1962, over 2 million serious
crimes were reported to police, a 6 percent increase
over 1961. A major cause of this increase is public
apathy, a refusal by our society to face reality. The
time may be near when the public must actively sup
port adequate and effective law enforcement or be
overwhelmed by a criminal jungle. Mere lip service
will not suffice. ,
The path of patriotic and civic duty leads to per
sonal glory for only a few, but it does lead to the sur
vival of the American way of life - liberty, freedom
and the pursuit of happiness. The task is a common
cause. There can be no exception for special interest
groups or laggards.
As we observe Independence Day, Americans who
are prone to shirk their responsibilities to our great
Nation might think about these things - to oppressed
people who cry out for freedom, the responsibility of
, preserving it would be a privilege, not an inconven
John Edgar Hoover
M aRKVKT Not visible this month os H Is loo V!5 o
otoee to the sun. "rv
v-- WNUS Dtmrntng fr? the morning sky. t/.
F MAM Mwlsg from Loo to Wgo. fri the S. W. sky, ill
B sotting otter midnight.
m MMTR Ovorhood about 4 a.m. in lb# con- jjp
stellotlon Pisces. j
m, tATVNtN In the S. W. at about 4 a.m., in the J,V ? '
constellotlon Coprlcomus. iMtf *
THf MOON Full moon, July 6; Lost quortor, July 14;
Now, July 20; First quortor, July 28.
I SKOAL THIS MONTH Total oclipso of tho sun on tho
I 20th, I
w at tmi morehead planetarium is
Wr~ ommi mm. h. c. - v
W millions of moons 1
H ? D?Hy ?t 3:00 and ?:30 jj
M fMvrdoy* at 11,3,4 mmd 9:30 M
^ ^ *?*y? * X t. 4 ?< Rt30 ^ J
Car Lands In Used Car Lot, Damages
New Car And Four Used Cars
One new car and 5 used cars
were damaged on the Used Car Lot
of Duplin Motor Company in War
saw Friday afternoon by a car own
ed and operated by Charles Dur
wood Dempaey of Wallace.
Dempsey was operating a 1963
Pontiac, driving North on U. S.
Highway 117 in the edge of Warsaw.
According to reports he applied the
brakes to the car and the car skid
ded from one side of the road to
the other before landing in the used
car lot. As he went on to the lot,
the car pulled poles out of the grou
nd and knocked wires and signs
down. Dempsey was charged with
careless and reckless driving.
Dempsey was taken to Duplin
Geenral Hospital and released
after he was checked over. He went
back to the used car lot to move Ha
car which had extensive damage,
The owners and operators of Dup
lin Motor Company, J. 8. Herring
and Mr. Taylor, bad been advised
not to release the car until later.
According to reports words wen
exchanged between Dempsey and
J. B. Herring and they engaged la
Dempsey was arrested for distur
bing the peace and put in the War
saw jail where he was later reieae
ed under bond.
Damage to the cars at Duplin
Motor Company was estimated rou
ghly at 95000.
CHANGING TIMES says 'This
world won't be quite perfect until
the man who builds up the jackpot
gets as much publicity as the fellow
who hits it." Also "If the best
things in life are free, how come
we have to pay so much for less
than the best?"
The N. C. State Motor Club pre
dicts that at least 20 persons will
meet sudden death in traffic acci
dents on North Carolina streets and
highways during the long July Four
th holiday, which signals the start
of an "open season" for highway
slaughter that has been increasing
During the 1962 summer season
July, August and September - 362
motorists were killed on the state's
highways during the three month
period as compared with 314 in 19
61, an increase of 48 or 15 per cent,
while 9,648 were injured in 1962 as
against 9230 in 1961, up 418 or 5 per
She state will count its highway
fatalities from 0 p. m. Wednesday
July 3, through midnight Sunday
July 7, to conform with the National
Safety Councils practice of counting
it a four-day period when the holi
day falls on Thursday.
?Well my grandson will be here
for the holidays. I will try not to
act like Alice Elks and spoil him
rotten - you should hear the things
she says her grandson can do. And
I couldn't brag a bit as mine is
coming home and might show me
up to be a real grandma, who tells
Kenneth Taylor Honored At Reception
Served As Rural Carrier for 44 Years
Tuesday evening June 18th, the '
Magnolia post office staff, patrons '
of the rural routes and friends paid 1
tribuate to Kenneth Taylor, who is
retiring from the postal service !
A covered dish supper was ser
ved in the Community building with i
over a hundred in attendance. ;
Clifton Chestnutt, post master. I
greeted arrivals at the door. In
the receiving line were Mr. and
Mrs. Clifton Chestnutt, Mis. Roscoe i
Potter and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth <
Taylor. Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Horne
presided at the register. The regis
ter's flble and the dinner table
were covered witb-vduU sieths and
centered with be*ot*Ui flower ar
There was no planned program
but impromptar spe aches were
made by Mr. McNair Johnson, Mr. :
Raymond Soutberland, Mr. J. S.
Blair and Mrs. Raymond Souther- i
land, concerning past associations i
with Mr. Taylor. ]
During the program but post mas- <
ter Clifton Chestnutt, on behalf of ;
the post office staf, presented Mr. 1
Taylor a set o golf club6 and bag. I
Invited guests from outside the
town and community were; Mr. 1
and Mrs. J. S. Blair, Wallace; Mr.
and Mrs. Clifton Knowles, Wallace;
Mr. and Mrs. McNair Johnson,
Willard; Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Sou
tberland, Wrighteville Beach; and
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Ward, Rosa
Mr. Taylor has served the nolo
since July T, 1919 except for 4
jrears while serving as Secretary to
the National Rural Letter Carriers
Association in Washington, D. C.
He later served several years as
National President of the Rural
Carriers Provident Guild.
When appointed in 1919 be served
a route of M miles which has ia
y* IMM i to hto'service M a '
worker has been active in eMe.
fraternal and religious work. He is
Haling Eider of Oak Plain Presby
terian Church and has served aS
Cleric of the Session past president
at the Magnolia Lions Club and
past Zone Chairman; Post Ms toss
at Rehoboth Lodge No. 979 AJ*
and A M past district Depaty Grand
Lecturer of the ninth Masordc Ola
Mr. and Mm. Taylor left an
Thursday lor Gastonia where they
will make their future home.
At District Demonstration Day
Mary Alice Thomas Wins 2 District
[Awards; Linda Smith Wins One
Duplin County 4-H'ers had three
district winners at the Southeastern
District Demonstration Day on
Wednesday at Raeford.
Mary Alice Thomas of Magnolia
won two of them. They were the
District Dress Revue and the Dis
trict Sewing Demonstration. Linda
Dianne Smith won the District tal
ent award. They will compete for
state honors during 4-H Club Week
at State College during the week of
July 22-27. Competition will be with
5 other district winners.
49 4-H'ers and parents attended
District Demonstration Day as also
did Mrs. Lois Britt, Mr. Marion
Griffin, and Mr. Snodie Wilson.
Other participants from Duplin
and awards won were:
Dairy Food Demonstrations: Mar
tha Bradshaw and Stella Wells, se
cond in District.
Dairy Management Demonstra
tion: Tony Wilson, red ribbon.
Entomogly Demonstration: Anna
Lee Hawes, red ribbon.
Farmer Cooperative Demonstra
tion: Pat Rouse and Martha Brad
shaw, blue ribbon. (These demon
strators were coached by Garland
Forestry Demonstration: C. L.
Sheppard, Jr., white ribbon.
Fruit and Vegetable Marketing:
Bobby Good son, second place in
Poultry Barbecue: Clara Bell
Dunn, red ribbon.
? ? - ? a 4*
Public Speaklnj: Lela Ward,
white ribbon. Anthony Weatbrook,
Tractor o p e r a t o r: Frederick
Rouse, red ribbon.
Wildlife Demonstration: Anthony
Westbrook, blue ribbon.
Zip Code Number
Our five-digit ZIP Code is 28349,
Postmaster A. C. Holland announc
"Everyone in Kenansville, N. C.
will use this ZIP Code on all their
correspondence to speed mail de
liveries and reduce the chance of
missent- mail," Postmaster Holland
ZIP Code, the Post Office De
partment's revolutionary new sys
tem of improved mail dispatch and
delivery, goes into effect nationally
on July 1.
Postmaster Holland stressed the
importance of all citizens of Ken
ansville, N. C. learning this city's
ZIP Code and using it in their re
turn address on all correspondence.
In answering mail, he said, ZIP
Codes taken from return addresses
on incoming mail should be used.
"This ZIP Code is literally the
last word in mail addressing," Mr.
Holland said. "It should follow the
city and state in addresses."
He cite this example of the pro
per use of ZIP Code:
A. C. Holland
U. S. Post Office,
Kenansville, N. C? 28349
The new ZIP Code plan. Mr. Hol
land said, for the first time will
permit the Post Office Department
to short-cut repeated address read
^ ^ . .
"vibe address 011 mail must onto
Industrial expansion announced
during the first half of the year re
flects a "steady economic growth"
in the two-state area served by Car
olina Power and light Company,
according to Dan E. Stewart, CP4L
vice-president in charge of area de
Since January, industries have an
nounced plans to spend more than
944^ million on new and expanded
plants in the company's 30.000
square-mlle system. This growth is
expected to create 5,770 new jobs
and tjmm,7l?Jn mw annual pay
^ (OenUanad On guk}
Mr. CordeU Johnson, President
N. C. State Society affiliated with
Duplin General Hospital is one of
650 registered medical technologists
receiving latest advances in labora
tory techniques at the 35th Annual
Convention of the American Medi
cal Technologists here.
The theme of this Silver Anniver
sary meeting is "Medical Techno
logy and the American Medical
Technologist'. With Bdkation being
the Key to A. M T. Progress, the
Scientific Seminar features note
worthy scientists, whose contribu
tions to the health of humanity have
been hailed universally.
William Boyd, M. D? author of
numerous textbooks, will outline the
development of knowledge of Cel
lular Pathology; 1 Newton Kugoi
mass, M. D? Ph D , Editor o(
"American Lactam in LMQt
Chemistry and Biochemical Clinics"
will present "Mechanisms of Hem
orrhagic Disorders in Children."
Gerald RCppp^ PI). P.. M, P^ of
Atlanta. Of-. Warthe recipient sf
the American Medical AsuuMsitsgs
Hektoen Award in lfM art teO Ht
lings Award M MML HhiBrtkMjP
be Cthiical XtoctropfeermT, Mjpc
ris Goldman, ?C ?k, MM' MMNgjflf
Tt in at aii rnuBiMii fwiUM M