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VOLUME XXX No. 31 KENANSVILLE, NOBTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY, AUGUST 8,1963. "rtafi SuL^ST
Leonard Nelson, colored male age
27, shot Jack Wa}l, bis brother-in
law, colored male, in die stomach
wtth a 22 caliber pistol. This hap
pened Saturday, August 3rd at a
bout 12:25 a. m.
According to reports from offi
cers, Wall and Nelson were lying
on a bed in a house used as a camp
for migrant workers on the farm
of Morris Grady near Sarecta, when
the accident occurred.
Nelson and Wall began wrestling,
fell off the bed with Wall en top of
Nelson. Nel Son reached under the
bed getting a pistol which had been
left there by another worker who
had left the premises and gone to
New York. Thinking the pistol was
unloaded, he pointed it at Wall and
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jokingly said "You'U not throw me
again.' He pulled the trigger of
the pistol which fired and struck
Wall in the stomach. Wall is being
treated at the Duplin General Hos
pital, not too seriously injured.
Nelson said that after the shoot
ing, he and David Morton took Wall
to Morris Grady's home. He was
put in the back of Grady's pick-up
truck and taken to the hospital by
one of Grady's hired hands.
Then Nelson, with Mr. , Grady
went to the camp, got the gun and
came to the Sheriff's office where
he gave himself up. At a bearing
he was charged with assaulting
John (Jack) Wall with a deadly
weapon to which charges he plead
ed guilty. He is out under $300 bond
for his appearance in County Court
on August 22.
Sheriff Revelle was the arresting
Vocational Teachers Attend Conference
ueveioping Concepts In Teaching
Home Economics was'the theme of
the Vocational Home Economics
Conference, July 29 through August
2, held at the University of North
Carolina, Greensboro. Duplin Coun
ty Vocational Home Economics tea
chers attended this conference.
The Conference goals vere:
Identify some concepts in home
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Examine ways of developing the
Increase understanding of some
ways to incorporate concepts into
Plan for enriching the program
through further work in this ap
proach to teaching.
Plan more concrete ways to inter
pret home economics to the public.
Give emphasis to the corelation
of the youth programs with the to
tal home ecomonics program.
Dr. Elizabeth Simpson, Univer
sity of Illinois, was listed among the
visiting program leaders of the
week, and conducted a program of
Developing Concepts in teaching
Dr. Guy B. Phillips, State Board
Of Education, brought an inspiring
message of Five Senses for a Tea
Dr. Gerald B. James, Director,
Division of Vocational Education
presented an Experimental Pro
gram in Vocational Education, and
Dr. Catherine I. Dennis, State Sup
ervisor Home Ecoonmics Educa
tion, closed the Conference With
Looking into the Fqtura. '
Promoted To Agent
Mrs. Lois Britt is now a Borne Ec
onomics Agent. Prior to tills week,
Mrs. Britt has served as an Asais
This change of title for Mrs. Britt
is based oa tenure of service and
outstanding performance with the
Duplin County Extension Service.
This announcement was made by
Director of Extension Service, Dr.
George Hyatt, by letter.
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Duplin Has Seventh Fatality Sunday*^
Mrs. Ida Moritsord Cuddinfctafe
60, of Micro was fatally injured In'
a two-car crash near Albertson. The
crash occurred around 6 p. m. at
the drossroads at the Outlaw's
Bridge Universalist Church. She
died in Wftyne Memorial hospital
early Sunday night of injuries sus
tained when she was thrown from
the car in which she was riding.
Six other persons were taken to thd
Mrs. Cuddington received severe
head injuries and several fractures.
Others injured in the sane car
in which the lady was riding were:
S. M. Johnson, Kenly; James H.
Hinnant, Kenly; J. W. Murray, Mi
<ro and Shela and Su?)CMdington
?Letha Mas Faison, Little Doris
Hall and Piggy Lee Faison, it is
reported, w?e injured in the other
According to Patrolman L. C.
Jackson, a 1854 BuJck driven by
James H. Hinnant and going east
on rural paved Ipoad, apparently
failed to stop at the intersection
of highway 111. The%ther car, also
1864 Buick was driven by Raymond
Faison of Goldsboro. Faison was
Important changes have been
made in the sales and use tax ef
fective July 1, 1963. The 1963 Ses
sion of the General Assembly made
certain changes in the Sales and
Use Tax Article.
The change which most effects
persons of this area follows:
"The minimum penalty of $1.00 as
shown on Line 23 of the enclosed
tax report forms is no longer ap
plicable. The penalty for failure to
file a report when due is now 5%
pe rmonth for each month, or frac
tion thereof, such failure continues,
with a maximum rate of 25% but
in no case less than $5.00. A penal
ty of 10%, minimum of $6.00, is
imposed for failure to pay any tax
es when due."
Another change which affects
'Sales of baby chicks and poults
for commercial poultry or egg pro
duction exempt from tax."
Man Seriously Injured
When Shot In Stomach
A shooting occurred Sunday morn
ing, August 4 in which James Henry
Robinson, colored male age, 25 of
Route 2 Rose Hill allegedly shot
Aaron J. Hill of Route 1, Magnolia.
Hill was shot in the stomach with
a shot gun, around 3:S0 a. m.
Following an all night party at
the home of Hill, it is reported by
officers that some of the hoys at
the house began arguing and fight
ing over the sister of Hill's wife.
Hill attempted to help one of the
boys In the fight and RoMpson told
him not to do it and to leave him
and Robinson shot him in the sto
mach. Robinson left the scene and
proceeded to the vicinity of his
home where be hid his car and the
HH1 was taken to the hospital in
James is charged with assault
with a deadly weapon resulting in
serious bodily injuries. His bond
has been set at $5000 to appear in
Superior CoUrt in the term of Au
Arresting officer was Cordefl
workers or a fishing party. Michael sak it was
some sport puUtay thii ihart in Samuel <d
Kenansviile. who was abo on the party, landed a
Duplin Hospital Included In Statewide
Health Careers Recruitment Program
Julian L. Sessoms, Jr., a former
instructor at Roaeboro-Salemburg
High School, has been named dis
trict coordinator of a statewide
health careers recruitment program
aimed at reducing the critical per
sonnel shortage in 6,500 jobs cur
rently open in halth professions.
Sessoms will inaugurate an area
program involving Duplin and 11
other counties with headquarters In
Elizabetbtown, according to Wright
Langley, Director of Health Careers
A beach-comber friend of the
'Times" reports that a story is go
ing the rounds among those who
live down beside the sea, and know
about such things, that while sea
turtles usually lay their eggs well
behind the sand dunes; this year
the eggs are being found between
the dunes and the water.
The explanation, so the story goes,
is that some uncanny sixth sense
has assured the turtles that our
beaches will not be swept by hur
ricanes and violent storms this
year, and there is no need for the
tin-tie 16 seek the portect>on of the
high sand dunes.
' The "limes" confesses that it has
little knowledge of turtles or hurri
canes. And, for one, this editor is
quite afraid of both. None the less,
this inta-mation (or Mis-informa
"Mrs.), and *alo so hope you are
Mrs. Elizabeth Swindell, editor af
the Wilson Daily Times, was elect
ed praridldt of the North Carolina
Press Association at the State meet
ing held in Aaheville last we#.
Mrs. Swindell, a fine woman aad
capable editor, will do a magnifi
cent job as president. I have been
most fortunate in knowaing Mrs.
Swindell for many years and pro
fessionally for five years. She has
been an inspiration and ' always
ready to enbnirage. She loves
newspaper work so dearly and is
so enthusiastic about the subject, it
gives you the "newspaper fever"
to talk to her. She and the late Miss
Beatrice Cebb, who was secretary
of the Association since Ms begin
ning, have made a wonderful con
tribution to the newspaper field,
and have been a wonderful repre
sentation of file women in the new
for North Carolina.
The etatewide program of infor
mation on health careers is unique
in the United States with Governor
Sanford recently, calling it a "pio
neering effort in the North Carolina
tradition' when he addressed the
annual Health Careers Congress in
Durham earlier this year.
Currently, the program is suppor
ted by 130 hospitals, 28 hospital au
xiliaies, several endowments and
industries which have pledged over
$83,000 per year for three years,
Sessoms was graduated from
Flora MacDonald College with an
A. B. Degree and attended the
graduate school at Appalachian
State Teachers' College. While in
structing , at Roseboro-Salemburg
High School, he was dramatic dir
ector, debating coach, and advisor
to the junior class.
From his office in Elizabethtown,
he will provide information on sch
olarships and opportunities for
training and employment in 200
various health careers in North
Carolina. His territory includes
Bladen, Scotland, Hoke, Robeson,
Cumberland, Columbus, Sampson,
Duplin, Pender, Brunswick, New
Hanover, and Onslow counties.
The district program is one of
six in the state which will be im
plemented with the aid of a nine
member advisory committee com
posed of five hospital administra
tors a nurse, doctor, public educa
tor, and public representative.
Further information on Duplin
County's program may be obtained
Mr. Jtflian Sessoms Coordinator,
District V P. O. Box 986 Elizabeth
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Tax Doe Now
Duplin County Tax Collector,
John A. Johnson, reports that as of
August 5, 1963 his office has collect
ed approximately (945.40 in privi
lege license tax.
Johnson said that the amount thus
far collected represents a little
more than half of the total license
tax due to the county for the year
According to the Tax Collector,
Notices have been mailed to all
Duplin County merchants whose
businesses come under this Act. He
asks that all who have received
these notices respond promptly with
their payments, since the law re
quires a ten per cent penalty for
delinquent purchase of licenses, and
this penalty increases by ten per
cen with each additional month the
license tax remains unpaid.
District 31-H of Uons Install Officers
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Several Duplin Men Appointed To Serve
Darrell Morse of Havelock was
installed Governor of Lion's District
31-H in ceremonies at the New
Bern Shrine Club, July 30, 1963.
Past Lion's International President.
John iL. Stickley of Charlotte, was
the installing officer.
Also Installed were members of
the District Cabinet appointed by
Morse for" the 1963-64 Club Year.
These included Raymond Bayer,
Jr., Cabinet Secretary-Treasurer;
Paul Gregory,, Wilmington; William
Cutler, Beulaville; Guy Bedford,
Goldsboro; Ed Berry, 111, New
Bern, as Denpty District Governors
of Regions 1, 3, 3 and 4 respective
Zone Chairmen installed were
John Oxenfield of Wilmington.
Fred Boat of Carolina Beach, L. R.
Lanier of Rose Hill. Kirby D Tho
mpson of Jacksonville. Dr. W M
Heeden, Jr. of Benson, Robert De
luca of Dudley, Richard Worsley of
Greenville, and Paul Cox of New
Bern, North Carolina.
Ex officio members of the Cabi
net named by Morse included Wil
bur Pike of Pikeville, Better Bulle
tin Chairman; Roy Sandlin of
Wrightsville Beach. Boy's Home
Chairman; Ben Parrott of Kinston.
Care Chairman; James Crowe of
maat B?cisrsw Row* of Shal
Bacdi Chairmanf Ed frn^ni^
of Kinston, Membership Develop
ment Chairman; Harry Shadle of
Havelock, Public Relations Chair
man; Larry Averette of Greenville,
State-Wide Promotion Chairman;
Jim McDonald of Goldsboro, White
Cane Chairman; Frank Boyette of
Faison, Youth Exchange Chairman.
Also, Mr. Henderson Rourk was
named International Relations
The iHavelock Lion's Club hosted
the affair which saw appraximately
200 persons present. President
Joseph Rachide of the Havelock
Club acted as Master of Ceremonies
and reecived the District Gover
nor's banner from Richard Worsley,
Past President of the Greenville
Club. Larry Averette of Greenville,
the Chairman of District Governor
Morse's honorary committee, was
the outgoing District Governor.
President Rachide. during the
ceremonies of the evening, award
ed Richard "Dick" Hoogendam of
Havelock, the Lion of the Year
Plaque for the Havelock Club.
RALEIGH ? The Motor Vehicles
Department's summary of traffic
deaths through 10 A. M. Monday,
T This car took the life of John 0. Edwards 1
(insert) when it smashed head-on into a Trail ways 1
bus between Kenansville and Beulaville Saturday
morning. Edwards was wildlife protector for Dup
lin County and was returning from Jacksonville
when the accident occurred. Edwards was 32 and
lived in Kenansville.
(Photo by Ruth Grady)
Miss Elizabeth Wightman, County
Librarian announces that she now
has'in the library the 1964 Home
Demonstration Library Book iLst.
"The American Legion Post No.
379 at Maxwell's Mill will sponsor
a square dance eagh Saturday nite
from 8:00 p. m. to 12:00 p. m. be
ginning August 3-1963." * This was
announced by Adolph Harper Com
John Edwards, Wildlife Protector
Killed h Auto Accident Satnrday
Popular Wildlife Protector for
Duplin County, John O. Edwards,
32, was killed in a car-bus collision
on Highway 24, half-way between
Kenansville and Beulavllle on Sat
urday morning around 3 a. m.
Investigating officers said Ed
on. There wei% no injuries, among
the passengers on the bus. Edwards
was thrown from his car and it is
beliaved that he died instantly. His
car was completely demolished.
The accident occurred Saturday
morning in a heavy fog when Ed- i
wards was returning from Jackson- 1
ville where he had been working I
with two other game wardens.
Funeral services were held in
the Kenansville Baptist Church
Monday afternoon at 4 p. m. con
ducted by Rev. Lauren Sharpe, pas
tor, assisted by Rev. J. D. Mitchell
of Pine Level. Game Wardens from
over the entire state were honorary
pall bearers and law enforcement
officers from the county attended in
a body. St. John's Masonic Lodge
of which he was Senior Steward had
charge of the services at the grave
side. Interment was in Devotional
Gardens near Warsaw.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Jacqueline Edwards and two child
ren Spike and Shirley of the home.
three brothers Mefrr ang...
Edwards of Princeton and James
Clark Braddy of Elizabethtown.
Five half brothers Billy Barber of
Silver Springs, Md., Bobby Bather
of Newport News, Va., Mason Bar
ber of Salisbury, rJoe and Steve
4-H'ers Plan Club Project For Fail
An announcement of new 4-H
Club projects in which members
may participate was made at the
4-H County Council held on Monday
night at the Agriculture building.
I)ne of the new projects included
Further announcements were
made concerning important dates:
I. International farm youth ex
change week for which applications
are due September IS. 2. All 4-H
project books are due September 2.
3. The poultry show and sale will be
held on September 25
The council discussed the fair
exhibits for the county fair ood a
decision was made as to iM***
clubs would plan and assemble the
two educational exhibits It was de
cided that the Greenwood CUb
would plan one exhibit and theHeu
laville and Cedar Fork clubs would
plan the other.
BUI Coetin, Warsaw 4-H leader,
reported on special projects being
carried on by the Warsaw Club whi
ch includes a local 441 Achievement
day when outstanding 4-H club
members will be recognized.
Approximately 90 persons attend
ed the meeting.
Border Belt & South Carolina
Prices Not As High On Tobacco
As In 1962 - Improving This Week!
Lower prices and quality marked
sales of South Carolina and Border
North Carolnia flue-curcd tobacco
during opening week compared
with the first week in 1962. The
Federal-State Market News Service
reports an unusually large amount
went into Government loan stocks.
Volume of sales was heavy on open
ing day (Thursday) but declined
considerably on Friday. Practically
all sales consisted of untied tobacco
Price support will he available on
untied lugs, primings, and nondes
cript grades thereof through Friday
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of this week and on all grades of !
tied tobacco throughout the season, i
Gross sales on the two days total- i
ed 14,748,309 pounds and averaged i
$40.57 per hundred. This average 1
represented a drop of $9.63 from 1
last year's first week return, t
Poundage was up nearly 70 per cent
over the same period in 1962.
Losses in untied grade averages
from last season occurred for fair
and low quality primings and non
descript. This tobacco made up the
bulk of the marketings. Decreases
in primings ranged from $2.00 to
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(10.00 per hundred pounds and non
descript fell $10.00 to $13.50. Good
quality primings and lugs sold
mostly $1.00 to $2.00 higher than on
the first two days last year. The
limited quantity of tied tobacco av
eraged 50c to $8.00 higher than
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rrlA Loans ror rarm Labor Housing
t'HA loans are now available to
farm owners, association of farm
ers, any state or political subdivi
sion thereof, or my public or pri
vate non profit organizations to pro
A Brooks Former
Abraham Brooks, 72, of Greens
boro died Wednesday at 4:30 p. m.
in Cone Hospital, Greensboro.
Mr. Brooks was born in Lithuania
but had been a resident of Warsaw
for most of his life, where he was
a retired merchant.
Mr. Brooks was a member of the
Temple Emanuel Church and was
a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner
and was a life long member of the
Rotary Chib of Warsaw and a char
Funeral services were held at 11
a. m. Friday at Lambert Throxler
Funeral Home Chapel in Greens
vide housing and related facilities I
for domestic farm labor according \
to B. A. Parker, Jr., County Super- ]
The present situation of Duplm ,
famer is such that many are hav
ing to hire migratory labor to har- ,
vest the entire tobacco crop The
present housing available is not sat
isfactory according to the North
Carolina Board of Health. One solu
tion to the problem would be for lo
cal farmers to farm small or large
groups and erect housing that wou
ld include proper sleeping quarters,
kitchen facilities, and sanitary bath
ing facilities. This would insure
those farmers of obtaining better
help and would make for more sat
isfactory workers. The facilities cou
ld be used for other crops as well
as tobacco where large amounts of
seasonal help is needed.
Loans to both individuals as well
as groups are made on terms up to
S3 years at 5 percent interest.
Groups or individuals desiring in
Ramon L. Davis of Beulaville has
been named principal of the Wheat
Swamp School of Lenoir County suc
ceeding (Ma Porter. Porter resigned
last month to accept a position with
the State Department of Public In
Davis, 35, is a native of Pitceville
and reecived his A. B. degree from
Atlantic Christian College at Wilson.
He was awarfded a master's de
gree in education by the University
?f Virginia. For the past two years
be has done graduate work at East
Carolina College in high school ad
ministration and supervision.
For the past 11 years Davis has
aught in the Beulaville School and
ast year was assistant principal of
he elementary school. Before that
le taught two years in the science
iepartment of Goldsboro High Sch
Davis is married and has throe
children. Mr. and Mrs. Davis hawa
sndearod themselves to tho people
>f Beulaville while living there, and
Davis has had the reputation of ho
ng an outstanding instructor ia 1