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VOLUME XXX No. 29 KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1963 Plas 1 tat Sales Ta 1
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Warsaw Man Snoots At
Estranged Wife In Store
A near tragedy occurred in 'Warsaw
oa Saturday around S p.
m. when Eddie Blackburn shot at
his estranged wife in a busy store.
Mrs. Eddie (May belle) Black
burn works In faaford Packers
Store at the lunch counter on the
main street in Warsaw. Eddie
Blackburn, her husband, walked in
to the strife an dsat down on one of
the stools at the lunch counter and
pulled out a pistol and pointed it
across the counter.
The proprietor, Mr. Packer, look
ed around and shouted, "Look out
Maybelle". She jumped and turned
her head and missed the bullet. She
ducked under the counter an slip
ped out the back door. Blackburn
left by the front door. The couple,
about middle age, had been separ
ated for the past three months.
Town Policeman, Perry Smith,
and Deputy Sheriff E. G. Chestnutt
found Blackburn at the Works farm
sitting beside a tree. He was jailed
in Warsaw and released under a
$5000. bond to appear in the Super
ior Court term of August $6.
4-H'en Attend Sfafe 4-H Week
Many 4-H'ers left on Monday by
private cars from the Agricultural
Building to attend State 4-H week
in Raleigh along with 1400 boys and
girls from the state.
During the week some outstand
ing events will take place. The 4-H
dress revue will take place on
Wednesday night. Mary Alice Tho
mas. of Magnolia, is the Southeast
a a - W
Tbe hail which Wt around JCenans
ville yesterday created a sad sight.
I rode around tide, rrioHibig looking
at the damage and*# hrtad *0 aee
fcl: 8everal steuS|,teee4 88 ?*>
the stalk. *(t really #te* idU a bad
the tehflOd" had dtthilifMBs^tftfgh as
my head. It inililbr<llk stop and
realise What ajBfile farmers
take each year, ?Hf rhemeooniplete
ly farmers are Uluaifeat on the
uneoutndiable fordM Of nature.
A men whs just Ih the office from
Jacksonville and t asked him if
they bad hail th?r?r*esterday. He
Mid that they had dot had any-in
Jacksonville but in Or Half Mom
section of Onslow COUSty, a large
area of tobacco was practically de
Did you rfcsd this Httle item in
the News and Observer the other
HOt SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) -Twc
10-year-old boys came before Juve
nile Court Friday, charged with
breaking into a grocery store and
stealing Ave boxes of rhic slate lax
ative, thinking K was sandy.
"What did you do with it?' asked
Judge Loo Warnfeke.
?We ate it, oh*."
"A1 Ave boxes?"
Waroeke said that should be pun
ishment enough. He put them on
Last Sunday afternoon the Dup
lin Country Ciub was a busy place.
Tbe swimmm*. looted real refresh
ed, but it nudteai mighty hot wea
ther to be -playing golf. However
Program In Hoking
j?on Thursday announced that the
ChW of Engineers tiM authorised
Report for # flood control project
on Reckflsh Creek in Duplin Com
amended Henderson stressed that
the authorization is for the prepara
tion of the report only and does not
imply the adoptkM of a federal pro
According to Henderson, It cannot
be determined If a project can be
developed until the report has been
jh? federal leas mil
jyiwHflB gpprpprlatton would
era District winner and will parti
cipate in the state contest. She will
also participate in the state demon
stration contest which will be held
on Wedensday night.
Thursday night the State Health
Pageant will be held. County Heal
th King and Queen from the county
and all other counties will enter
this contest. Ray Roberts, Jr., King
from Duplin County will be unable
to participate due to illness. Bever
ly Grady, Duplin's Queen, will be
there for the final contest.
Friday night is state talent show
night. Talent numbers from each
county will enter a variety of stunts
and display of talents.
Several parents of the 4-ITers will
attend during the week. The entire
group will return on Saturday.
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Accepts worn a _
J. H. Harris, Associate Agricul
tural Extension Agent Duplin Coun
ty, is resigning from the Agriculture
Extension Service August 1, 1983.
This announcement was made thor
ugh the Agriculture Extension Of
fice in' Kenansville.
He has been -a member of the
Duplin County Agricultural Exten
sion Staff since Match 16. 1975. The
working relationship here with
County Officials, Agricultural Work
ers and the People has been won
derful, Harris said. I have enjoyed
my tenure of service here and hate
to sever that relationship. But be
cause of economic opportunities of
fered elsewhere J could tnake no
other choice in the best interest of
my family but to accept the new
position," Harris added.
He will be employed with the
Johnkon County Public School Sys
tem as Vocation Agricultural Teach
er at Cooper High School Clayton,
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Furney Todd, Extension Plant Pathologist, (on
left) examines the roots of a plant of tobacco grown
on soil treated with Vidden-D at the rate of 10
gallons per acre to control root knot nematodes.
Jim fiunce, Agricultural Extension Agent, is com
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paring the roots of a stalk from a non-treated plot.
Note that most of the .roots have been damaged
and died off the non-treated plant.
( Photo by Ruth P. Grady)
Sheriff's Office Has Busy Time
Cuttings And Shooting Lead List
Weeks James was afledgely char
ge* wMi cuttthg-p? Wffian iVnry
Smith both" of RFD, Rose Hill. The
cutting occurred it /be Mnores
home about 6:90 a. m., July 21.
A warrant is sworn out for
Weeks arnst, . Investigating offi
cers were E. O. Chestnut and Cor
July 20, Annie Bell West Artist
was charged with the possession of
2 pints of non-tax paid liquor and
beer, for the purpose of sale.
July 20, Irene Dudley of Island
Creek Township, was charged with
the possesssion of 3 V? gallon jars
of non-tax paid liquor, for the pur
pose of sale.
July 20, John and Mabel Branch
were charged with the possession of
4-V4 gallon jars of non-tax paid
James Smith, colored male, age
31, of Rt. 1, Seven Springs, was
charged with the shooting of Willie
Quick on the right foot, and Ber
that 'Lee Campbell In the legs and
sualt with.,i?deadly weapon and the
itnent to kuL tie is uider a $1,080
bond. *? r > '
Climine Thomas, colored male,
age 62, is charged with the cutting
Opens August 1
The Tobacco Advisory Committee
recommended that floe-cured auc
tion markets in the Border Belt be
opened on. August 1, and those in
the Eastern Belt on August. 21. This
recommendation was made at a
meeting held last Thursday night.
The dates are fairly close to those
followed last year.
Markets on die Border Belt are
Tabor City, Fayettevillo, Lumber
ton, Whitevilie, Charhurn, Fair
Bluff, Clarkton and aFhmont, Mul
lins and Loris.
The tobacco Markets of Georgia
Jt Uuis Jfajmiair bo* mi RFD,
Rose Hill, N. C.
Hey man was taken to the hospital
hy? the 'Sheriff's department. In
vestigating officers were. Sheriff
Revelle and Deputy fiaysden.
Helen Blount and Nathan Blount
were charged with having in their
possession, 1V& galons of non-tax
paid liquor for the purpose of sale.
Arresting officers were, Consta
bles J. E. Creech and E. E. Proc
tor, an dthe Duplin County Sheriff's
BOWDEN - Tommie Garris and
Willie James Douglas, colored male,
were arrested while walking along
the side of the road with a % gal
lon jar of liquor apiece.
Investigating officers were Chief
of Police, Perry Smith, Warsaw;
and the Duplin County Sheriffs De
Extensive hail damage was cau
sed on Tuesday afternoon to sev
eral farms around Kenansville by
a teriffic electrical storm. No hail
fell in the town.
According to reports, extensive
damage was done to the tobacco on
the farm owned by Mrs. Reba
Gavin. Other damage was on the
farms of D. J. Kilpatrick, Jack
Bostic, and Joe Brock. The damage
seemed to center in the Dobson
Chapel Community and Brock
Tobacco crops in Duplin are very
good this year, according to reports
from the County Agent's 6ffice. The
good crops seem to be over the
entire county, and not just in a few
Rev. Detwiler Will
Speak At Warsaw
The Reverend John Detwiler,
Chaplain of Dorothea Dix Hospital
at Raleigh, will be the guest speak
er at the 'Warsaw and Carlton Meth
odist Churches on Sunday morning
Mr. Detwiler is a graduate of
Wofford College of Spartanburg, S.
C. and a member of the South Caro
lina Methodist Conference. He stud
ied at Union Theological Seminary.
New York City where he received
his Bachelor of Divinity Degree. On
June 3rd. of this year he reeclved
his Master Of Theology from Duke
Mr. Detwiler is coming to War
saw to assist in a special service
in which his nephew, Stephen Jack
sen Sutton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Q.
J. Sutton Jr. of Clearwater, Florida,
trill be Christened.
In Detroit, Michigan
Four Duplin Teachers Attend
National Education Association
By Gertrude O. Finch
On June 28, (our Duplin teachers
Mesdames Lou Belle Williams,
Elizabeth W. McGill, Garland Carr,
and Gertrude 0. Finch ? left by
car to attend the National Educa
tion Association Convention in De
troit, Michigan. The four arrived in
Detroit, the nation's fifth largest
city, at the peak of the late Satur
day afternoon traffic, found our
hotel, and enjoyed a night of rest
before getting into the convention
The convention was from June 80
to July 5. Registration began Sun
day morning at nine o'clock and
the Exhibit HgU was gpady to greet
the eager deelgatoe. Numerous
Commercial exhibits . were present
and each state in the union had a
booth depicting its scholastic, in
dustrial, and scenic assets. Yes,
samples were passed out in pro
fusion. In addition the North Caro
lina booth let visitors know that the
"Ole Tar Heel 8tate" had a teacher
named Lois Edlnger, who is cap
able of serving as president of the
; N. E. A. Miss Ediager set up her
campaign headquarters in the Sher
aton-Cadillac Hotel where open
. bouse was held daily from ? a. m.
to U p. m.
At 4:00 p. m. Mrs. Hazel A.
inspirational vesper service follow
of Harper Woods, Mich. The spiri
tual message was given by Rev.
Eugene C. Blake, D. D? stated
clerk of the General Assembly of
the United Presbyterian Church of
the U. S. A.
During the evening program a
concert was given by Mahalia Jack
son, who has won acclaim in sever
a} European countries and in her
homeland, as a superior singer of
spirituals, She sang these songs
with much emotion and sincerity.
Monday through Friday began
with individual state meetings. Here
matters of associations! concern
and their probable effects on the
(Continued Oa Hack)
Black Shank Resistant Hicks Tobacco
Developed By N. C. State College
By: Vernon H. Reynolds
County Kitenakw Chairman
A meeting will be beld at 5 p. I
no. on Tuesday, July ID at the farm
of Mr. Taft Herring to observe a
three-acre field of Slack Shank
Resistant Hicks Tobacco. Mr. Her
ring's farm is loOpttd in the Plea
sant Grave Community about four
miles north of Westbrook's Store.
Dr. Lawrence Apple, Tobacco
breeder at N. C. State College, has
Topsail Tide Table
Month Ol July
Date Day High Tide Low Tide
a.m. p.m. ajn. p.m.
ZSThurs. 11:21 11:16 5:00 5:15
26Fri. : 18:05 5:43 6:03
27 Sat. 12:07 12:54 6:27 6:54
28 Sun. 12:52 143 7:14 7 50
been working on this Black Shank
Resistant Hicks Tobacco for about
seven years, and it is looking very
good. All fanners interested in
Hicks tobacco are invited to attend
this meeting to observe the tobacco
in the field an dalso some of the
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ment is busy this month making out
Car Backs Over Bostic Killing Him i
Accident Declared Unavoidable t
Clifton L. Bostic, 21, of Beulaville,
died of internal injuries at Duplin
General Hospital Saturday, an hour
after he was backed over by a car.
The accident happened around
12:30 a. m. Saturday morning on
Highway 41, about two miles south
of Beulaville. Bostic was riding in a
1955 Ford driven by Haywood Earl
Houston, 16, of Pink Hill. Also in
the car was Eddie Earl Mannine,
23, of Beulaville.
Patrolman Butler, assisted by
Chief of Police of Beulaville, H. J.
Brown investigated the accident. In
vestigation showed that one of the
men in the Houston car had thrown
a bottle Into a car occupied by
three men of iBeulaville, hitting one
of the occupants on the head and
cutting his head. The men in the
car chased Houston's car and over
took him, forcing him to stop.
When Houston stopped and the
men from the unidentified car start
ed to get out of their car. Manning
jumped out of the car and ran to
the right. Bostic ran behind the car.
Houston shifted in reverse to drive
away and ran over Bostic. The oc
cupants in the other car drove a
way from the scene.
Houston was charged with care
less and reckless driving and re
leased under a $1,900 bond.
At the Coroner's Inquest held Jp
Monday night the decision was
reached as follows: "Unavoidable
accident and referred to Grand
Jury because of the circumstaaM%,,
leading up to the accident."
Funeral services were held for
Bostic on Sunday at 2 p. m. from
the Beulaville Holiness Church by
the Rev. Joe Whaley. Burial was in
the Bostic cemetery.
He is survived by his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Millard Bostic; five
brothers, Glenwood, Elbert, Cecil,
Harold and Kenneth of the home;
four sisters, Mrs. David Baysden
of Jacksonville, Mrs. Tom Maready
of Beulaville, LaSay and Glendora
of the home .
MRS. PHILLIPS - DEAN'S LIST
Mrs. Harriett Wells Phillips of
Warsaw was recognized for acad
emic excellence during the spring
term by the dean's list, released
this week at Campbell College.
Mrs. Phillips was a member of
Campbell's first graduating class of
Attend Summer School
Snodie Wilson, assistant County
Agent, and Mrs. Lois Britt, assis- 1
tant Home Economics agent, have
returned from Summer School at
N. C. State College. Both Mr. Wil
son and Mrs. Britt took q Sociology M
course in Leadership,
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Counly&Stale Civil Defense Encouraged
By Armed Services Committee Approved
Raleigh, July 15 . . . Congression
al Committee approval of Civil De
fense and a nationwide fallout shel
ter development program Friday,
July 12, is bringing enthusiastic re
sponse from North Carolina Civil
Defense offiicals and volunteer
workers, State Director Edward F.
Griffin said today.
Webelos Scout ,
,? By: Anne D.Vraft,"
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Kenansville's Cub Scout Paek No.
50 has the privilege of having the
first Webelos Scout in its history.
The award is to be presented Thu
rsday, July 25th, at 8:00 p. m. in the
Duplin County Court Room.
The Cub Scout to receive this a
ward is Jimmy Kornegay, son of
Mr and Mrs. J. D. Kornegay of
Kenansville, N. C.
This award is the highest rank in
Cub Scouting. In order to receive
it, the Scout must have completed
the requirements for the Wolf,
Bear, and Lion Badges, He must
be at least 10% years of age to
begin work on this badge, and he
must complete the work before his
eleventh birthday. When the re
quirements have been met, he is
already prepared in the Tenderfoot
work that enables him to become a
Second Class Boy Scout on his ele
We are bursting with pride over
Jimmy's accomplishments and we
sincerely hope that you will attend
this short meeting and let all boys
know that, you too, are proud of
him and them.
We are hoping to have another
boy to complete these requirements
in the near future. We now have
twenty-five active Cub Scouts, who
are in full uniform, and are work
ing and playing together to become
better citizens in order to have a
The public is welcome at this
ceremony, and we hope you will
encourage your friends to come
suport these boys.
The favorable report by a panel
of the House Armed Services Com
mittee came after seven weeks of
full public airing of the pros and
cons of Civil Defense. Witnesses
more than 100- were prominent
leaders in government, industry,
the church, the military, labor, vet
trans' organizations, education, ban
kers, governors and scientists. Com
mittee chairman commented in an
interview "We are going to give
Civil Defense a charter with clear
The decision gives new status and
valuable Government support to our
efforts to build effective and rea
listic Civil Defense in North Caro
ling, Griffin stated. ? '
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Industrial & Ag. Council
To Select Director Soon
By: C. W. Surratt, Jr., President.
Duplin Comity Industrial and Agri
cultural Council, Inc.
The Duplin County Industrial and
Agricultural Council, Inc., has now
received several applications for
the position of county director as
well as the names of several suc
cessful persons in industrial de
velopment who might be available.
These are being investigated. Since
there is no established method of
contacting the men who might be
interested in the position of county
development director, we have ask
ed help from the development off
ices of Carolina Power & Light
Company, the Atlantic Coast Line
Railroad Company, the Commerce
and Industry Division of the Depart
ment of Conservation and Develop
ment, and anyone else who might
be able to help us. These organiza
tions have suggested men to us and
have publicized the fact that we
are looking for a director and it
appears that we will have a size
able number of applicants soon. We
hope to complete our investigations
on the aplicants and to make a sel
ection of a county director early in
We would like to emphasize the
importance of the efforts of the
individual communities in prepar
tag for industrial development. We Is
have been very pleased to see the VI
efforts betas planned 5y several of ?
our towns to improve the appear
ance of the hemes. While a capable ]
director is necessary, our success
or failure will also depend to a
large extent on the attitude, the
efforts, and the willingness of the
individual communities to partici
pate as well as the people of the
County as a whole. Improvements
that we make In seeking industry
will be of benefit to all of as ia
many other ways in addition to
helping us to acquire industry.
<We would also like to emphasize
that industry which can be develop
ed here within our own County will
help us just as much as industry
that we can bring in from outside
We would like to ask that each
individual and each community re
double their efforts to improve our
communities to make each com
munity more attractive to industry
and to all of us. We also hope that
the communities and the organiza- J
tions devoted to development will
make a' real attempt to accomplish
as much as possible in the period
while the council and the director
are getting the County efforts un
Jack Patterson (in foreground wearing cap)
is showing a group of visitors from Chemical Man
ufacturing Companies and dealers of farm chemi
cals tlie '.Wl famigation for nematodes" demon
stration on his farm. He is testing and comparing
4 different chemicals. Dr. Joe Sasser, Associate
Professor of Plant Pathology at N. C. State Col
lege, is shown at the end sf the first row (to big
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hat) explaining the different treatment Jim BUdce.
Agricultural Assistant Agent and MarioO Griffin,
Assistant Agricultural Extension Agent are sham
immediately behind Mr. Patterson. They null***! s
the visitors to the county and (?a4octedf||MPt
/ I Photo by Rath f. Grady) I