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VOLUMEXXX No. 32 KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY, AUGUST 15,1963, P1rffi ZTLitto*
Eastern left Opens Wednesday August 21st
Hue - Cured Market To Use
Revised Grades And Rules...
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RALEIGH. N. C. - Flue-cured to
bacco growers will sell their tobacco
under revised grade standards and
market regulations this coining sea
son, according to the U. S. Depart
ment of Agriculture.
Official standard grades for flue
cured tobacco - designed by US
DA's Agricultural Marketing Ser
vice to place more emphasis on ma
turity as a grade determinant -will
be in effect when the Eastern Nor
th Carolina Belt tobacco auction
markets open Wednesday, August
31. The revised grades have been
in effect since the Georgia-Florida
Belt markets opened July 25. and
are being used at South Carolina
and Border North Carolina Belt
Waiter L. Bradsher, flue-curtd
district supervisor of the Agricul
tural Marketing ServtOPs Tobacco
Division in Raleigh, says tig? revis
ed grades are designed to provide
a set of 157 grades which will de
scribe more accurately the quality
of every lot of tobacco which is of
fered for inspection. Last season, he
says tobacco inspectors graded to
bacco according to 173 grades.
The primary purpose of the U. S.
grades and grading service for. to
bacco is to provide meaningful
information to growers to help them
in judging the quality and, thfte
fore, the value of tobacco whfc:h
they are offering for sale. Bradsher
says the new grades will do a bet
ter job of distinguishing between de
sirable, less desirable, and iu|fe
The most important change in the
new standards is the added wMfht
given to maturity and leaf strucpre
as grade determing factors.
All 3-Mter - and other straight
grades will be required to be ripe
and to have at least a firm leaf
structure. Bradaher says that com
bining both ripe and fairly ripe to
bacco into the same grade-as done
in the past - was not satisfactory
because it allowed too wide a range
in quality. This was indicated by a
wide variation in the market prices
for these grades.
A second indication of the great
er emphasis on maturity and leaf
structure is the change in the gree
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Small Tornado Hits
Rhodes Milling Co.
ni^'uxnpany^ ?fle xjhditi sccnou
?*%bf tornado which h^rt^lflflr
/ W toe aZa seemed to leap from
the sky. then juitip back up and
hit. the back porch of the house of
John Keqaedy, a few miles away,
take the porch with it and dis
appear, according to Mr. Rhodes
who watched the tornadb from his
front porch and then fUwwed it
in his car for several mflm.
the tornado took part of the roof
on Rhodes Milling Company and
hit the fertilizer warehouse new it
and moved it off of its fhtltolatien
lor about six feet. A truck under
the shed of the fertilizer house whi
ch was loaded With tobacco was
knocked about she !Mt and left in
a "lop-sided' condition. Half of the
tobacco was blown from the truck.
Two chicken houses, with 16,000
chickens in each, were damaged.
The root on one of thfltn was badly
tarn up and the ether was rilghtly
damaged. All bfboders and waterer
were torn down and blown all a
round in the building. Only sixty
chickens were killed.
A tobacco barn which was stand
ing between the chicken houses and
the mill had just been filled with
green tobacco. It was blown off its
w* esfimaWd between 4
and five thousand dollars. Rhodei
said part of the buildings were cov
ered with insurance aid part of
them were abt.
Hill Hies From
Shot In Stomach ?
Aaron J. Hill, of Magnolia RFD
who was shot in the stomach on
August 4, died in Duke Hospital,
Tuesday. Duplin authorities were
notified late Tuesday afternoon.
The shooting occurred Sunday
morning, when James Henry Rob
inson, colored male age 25 of Route
2 Rose Hill allegedly shot Hill in
the stomach with a shot gun. Rob
inson is being held in Jail without
bend, charged with murder.
The affray followed an all night
party at the home of Hill, when
some boys got into an argument
over the sister of Hill's wife. Hill
attempted to help one of the boys
in the fight and Robinson told him
not to do it and to leave him alone.
Hid continued to help the boy and
Robinson slut him in the stomach.
The young lady who works part
time for me was on a mission of
getting news from Duplin General
Hospital. While walking along die
street which Joins the main part
of Kenansville, a gentleman from
out-of-state stopped her and aaked
her where was the business district
of Bsnnnsvflle! Kenansville^ we had
better wake up.
Vas osrt naMag afctures vdfr-Mr.
Bhodes Milling Com? ny this morn
ing. The tornado hn his Milling
Company, fertiHter house, two chic
ken houses and tobacco barn late
TuesAy afternoon. Mr. Rhodes
said that it was strange that he had
one of the chicken houses insured
and the other one was not. Believe
it or not, severe dnmoge was done
to the insured house and very
slight damage to the uninsured one.
Bo said it was really an unusual
Sight to see the tornado as it came
through the sky and cause the de
struction then leap back in the sky.
He watched it from his porch and
followed it in his car.
I also visited in Beulaville this
morning. It does one good to walk
around in Beulaville and almost see
ft grow. The sewer system is being
installed and they will have some
messy walks for awhile but they
are willing to sacrifice comfort for
Also visited Mrs. Zannie Cottle
at the Town Hall. Mrs. Cottle was
busy but had plenty of time, to stop
and chat and tell me about Beu
laville. The fever of growth in Beu
laville is contagious.
East Duplin Chosen For Pilot Study
East Duplin k OM of the High
Schools of the state which bat been
selected by the State Department of
Public Instruction to add a new Vo
cational Education program to its
school. The IVE program (Introdu
ction to Vocational Education) is
choaen for leadership, project work
and^overan^ 4-H^acUvitlw. She is
being offered to students of the
ninth grade level.
The justification for a vocational
educational course at the early high
schoof level Is associated with the
needs of this age group. The IVE
program will give the students the
opportunity to explore their capa
cities at the ninth grade level which
will have an important influence on
their later occupational life.
"The overall objective of the cou
rse might be stated as follows"
said Earl Spell, director of the cou
rse, "to help students develop
plans regarding their future occu
pations, to help students gain a
firsthand knowledge, understanding
and appreciation of the changing
employment patterns and opportun
ities in the North Carolina world of
Reminder To All
Parents On Shots
A remind* to parents - immuni
zation (hots protect your chidlren
from serious monster
Dr. Powers of the Duplin Health
Department offers this reminder to
parents. Cripling diseases of child
hood can be prevented if your
child has received a complete ser
ies of shots. -f
?One shot is not enough' says Dr.
Powers. Immunization protects
children from many serious dis
eases For full protection children ,
This course will be otfered vol
untarily to ninth grade boys under
the direction of Earl Spell, a mem
ber of the East Duplin faculty.
The U. S. Government allots so
much money to the states for this
study. This money is given to local
departments which have been
chosen by the State Department to
carry out die program.
East Duplin was chosen by the
state for a Pilot Study. The school
will not have an extra teacher this
year but the work will be carried
on through the Agriculture Depart
ment with Spell as a full time in
Resigns; Will Be
Asst. Dean Of Men
Patrolman G. R. Stewart has re
signed from the State Highway Pa
trol. effective August 8.
Stewart has accepted work with
Campbell College, Buies Creek, as
Assistant to the Dean of Men. Ste
wart is a 185 graduate of Camp
bell College, and is originially from
Patrolman Stewart has been with
years and has ixen^in Duphn Coun
Prominent Wnrtaw Attorney
E. Walker Stereos Dies From Stroke
Roy Vestal and Rufus Crouch, forester for the Weyerhaeuser
Co., Southern Pines, N. C.
Roy Vestal At
Canton. N. C., Among the 90 boy*
attending the seventeenth annual
North Carolina Forestry Camp for
farth boys this week at Camp Hope
R<>y Vestal of Kenarsvifle
The camp is conducted by the No
rth Carolina Forest Service and is
sponsored by ^Southern 'Pulpwood
Conservation Association. It is fin
anced entirely through the contri
butions of the member paper com
panies of the association in North
Carolina which are: Champion Pa
pers inc.. Canton; International
Paper Co., Raleigh; The Mead
Corp., Sylva; Riegel Paper Corp.,
Riegelwood; and Weyerhaeuser Co.,
N. C. Division, Plymouth, N. C.
The camp director, B. S. Hays,
Fire Prevention Forester with the
N. C, Forest Service states that the
boys will be put through a nigged
five-day mixture of work and play.
Under the guidance of foresters
from the sponsoring paper compan
ies and the N. C. Forest Service,
these future landowners will re
ceive information relating to proper
care and development of their
farm woodlots. Courses taught will
include tree identification, forest
management, insect and diseases,
fire control, timber estimation and
utilization. Opportunities will also
be available for the boys to parti
cipate in active sports such as
swimming, Softball, volleyball, and
hiking. Prizes will be awarded to
top boys, who excell in sports and
The Grady-Outlaw Anual Reunion
will be held on Sunday, August 25
at the B. F. Grady School, announ
ces President LeRoy Simmones.
Tile program will be announced
next week. The annual Square Dan
ce will be held on Saturday night,
August 24 in the B. F. Grady Gym.
NOTICE TO BEULAVTLLE
Mayor Gordon S. Muldrow asks the
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In Duplin Jail
George McKinsy, colored male,
age 27, of Wallace, N. C., died in
the Duplin County jail Friday a
bout 12:00 p. m. McKinsy's body
was found about 6:30 Saturday
morning when jailer Oscar Hous
ton, was checking on the prisoners.
Officers quote the prisoners as
saying that they tried to call some
body for help when McKinsy be
came sick. When he died, the pri
soners thought that he had gone
to sleep. His body was sent to
Chapel Hill for an autopsy to be
preformed, which showed death
from naatral causes.
McKinsy was incarcerated on a
charge of not havinf-operators lic
He is survived by his mother in
Connecticut and a sister from Dup
Beulaville Sewer System
Now Under Construction
Work started last week on the
Sewer system for the Town of Beu
toville. This project which has been
in the process of becoming a reali
ty is the result of about five years
planning, stated a spokesman.
Onslow Plumbing Company of
Jacksonville in the name of Godwin
Building Company, of Warsaw is do
ing the work. Part of the job is to
be finished in approximately four
months, that is the. putting down of
the sewer pipes. Then the lagoon
Held Next Week
General County Court will con
vene next week, beginning, Tues
day, August at, with Judge Russell
J. Lanier, presiding. William E.
Craft is Solicitor.
A tall calendar is scheduled with
fit cases planned for Tuesday Au
ll!' caac -haduled
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and out-fall will be let separately.
The complete job should be finished
within a year.
Money was raised for the City
Sewer System through the sale of
bonds, and will not affect town tax
es. Revenue will be raised from in
creased water rates.
A1 Smith Bannerman, colored
male, age 32, of Teachey, was arr
ested approximately 3:00 Saturday
morning and was charged with hav
ing in his possession 7 cases of
non-tax paid liquor. His car, a 1958
Chevrolet was seized by officers.
He was released under a 9600
bond. Arresting officers were Con
Elliott Walker Stevens of Warsaw
died the 7th of Auugst, 1963, as a
result of a stroke suffered July 27,
1963. He has been disabled from
prior heart attacks and strokes
since December 1961.
He was born in Warsaw, Septem
ber 28, 1899, and lived all of his
life there. After graduating from
Warsaw Public Schools, he attend
ed the Citadel, Charleston, South
Carolina for one year and received
an A. B. degree from the Universi
ty of North Carolina. He studied
law at Harvard Law School and
the University of 'North Carolina
law School and was licensed to
practice law on March 24, 1924.
Stevens became a member of the
original law firm of Stevens, Beas
ley and Stevens, which was chang
ed to Beasley and Stevens upon the
death of the late Henry L. Stevens.
Upon the death of the late L. A.
Beasley, he became senior mem
ber of ths law firm until his death,
enjoying a long and successful le
In public activities he was for
many years Chairman of Duplin
County Board of Elections and Cou
nty Attorney and Town Attorney for
vnany interested in youai, ne
worked in Scouting at local and
council level and. was, a pas^ Pres
ident of Tusearora Council and for
his long and distinguished service
was awarded the Silver Beaver.
A faithful Christian worker of the
Presbyterian faith, he has been a
Ruling Elder and Clerk of the Ses
sion in the Warsaw Presbyterian
Church for many years.
He was a Veteran of World War I
and past Post Commander of the
American Legion in Warsaw, and
in 1931-32 Vice Chairman of the
Naitonal Distinguished Guest Com
mitee of the National Organization
of the Legion. He Was a 32 degree
Mason and a member of the Sigma
Nu Fraternity. He was a Trustee
of the University of North Carolina
for many years.
Mr. Stevens' life has been one
of service to his profession, Town,
County and Country.
He is survived by his wife, Mar
garet Hester Stevens, formerly of
Chase City, Virginia, two sons, E.
Walker Stevens, Jr., a second year
medical student at U. N. C., and
Charles Stevens, a senior in the
James Kenan High School, and by
one brother. Judge Henry L. Stev
ens, Jr., and one nephew, Henry
L. Stevens, III of Warsaw.
Funeral services were conducted
from the Warsaw Presbyterian Chu
rch at 10:30 A. M., Friday, August
9, 1963, and burial followed in the
family plot in Pine Crest Cemetery.
a rooacco Marketing Specialist
has been made available to Duplin
County Tobacco Growers for August
Roy Gordon of the Agricultural
Marketing Service will conduct six
demonstrations on "Preparation
and marketing flue cured tobacco",
according to R. E. Wilkins, Agri
cultural Extension Agent for Duplin
County. "These demonstrations
have proven very beneficial to far
mers in the past", Wilkins stated.
There exists quite a lot of con
cern about our present tobacco,,
status. Some revisions and modP .
fications in our present U. S. offl-'
cial standard grades have been
made to the extent that it is vital
that growers know these changes,
according to the Agent. "These and
other existing conditions can mas
terially affect tobacco growers,'*
Gordon will meet farmers accord*
ing to the following schedule:
Thursday August 22, 8:00 A. M.
Gilbert Savage farm. Chinquapin;
10:00 A. M. Tom Stokes farm, Rt.
1, Beulavilk; 1:00 P. M. Branch
Community Center Rt. 2, Mt. Olive;
Friday August 22, 10:00 A. M.-Fred
Williams farm, Rt. 1, Warsaw; 1:00
P. M. - Robert Alderman farm,
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Duplin County Fanners Have Best Crop
Of Tobacco Ever Produced In County
Average Yield About Ton Per Acre
The Eastern Belt Tobacco Markets
open Wednesday. August 21, for the
sale of flue-cured tobacco. i
The markets on the Eastern Belt
are ready for opening day. For the
first seven days both tied and un- I
tied tobacco will be sold.
The Duplin Connty 1963 Tobacco i
crops should be the best crops ever j
produced in the County. It is ex- <
pec ted that the average yield per
acre should be more than 2,000 i
This would be the first time Dup- I
lin County has ever produced a ton
of tobacco per acre. '
Farmers have planted many dif- <
ferent varieties this year and have ?
tried very hard to produce a good I
quality of tobacco.
"Since price suports have been
lowered on immature tobacco, far
mers should grade their tobacco
carefully on the farm and separate
the green and immature tobacco
from the better quality of tobacco",
states V. H. Reynolds, County
Price support en untied tobacco ft
Be per-pound less than the prtcO
suport on tied tobacco. Most tann
ers should be able to get their to
bacco tied (or less than 6c a pounds.
Many fanners have expressed ?
great disappointment over the
price of tobacco which has prevaft
ed on the market this year. Since
the end of the sale of untied tobacco
on the border belt last Friday, the
market average has moved op t?
55-60c per pounds.
Reynolds feels that when more of
the better duality of tobacco readi
es the market the average will be
considerably higher. Good, ripe to
bacco should sell for as much or
more than it did in 1962.
Duplin County farmers as a whole
have produced a good crop of toba
cco this year, and it should pay
them good dividens to carefully
prepare their tobacco for the mftv
Kincaid Wilson Gets
Two I iff Terms For Bit
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4#NptMi 1 voHHty I'ipP'O, AfMMBMD
ving two consecutive life tefms on
Tuesday- He plead guilty to first
degree burglary and rape or Mon
day before Judge Albert Cowper hi
Wayne Superior Court.
Wilson was arrested in July by
the Federal Bureau of Investigation
in New York City. He had been
charged with two counts of burg
lary and one was consolidated with
the rape charge.
The incidents occurred last No
vember 20 in Mt. Olive.
Wilson escapted from a Pender
County prison unit prior to the ser
ies of crimes. He entered the home
of Mrs. Ella Mae Best by climbing
through a window. When Mrs. Best
awoke her screams caused him to
flee. He then went to the home of
Mrs. Darlene Dorsett of Route S;
Mt. Olive, a short distance away.
He entered the house where Mrs.
Dorsett was sleeping. She was ex
pecting her third child. Her hus
band, A-lC Frank Dorsett, was at
Three convicts escaped in Dup
lin and Pender Counties on Wednes
Willie Shaw, colored ot Halifax
County, ran from the road gang at
Magnolia. Shaw was serving a two
year term for misdemeanors.
Near Penderlea at about 12:30, 2
negroes ran from the gang. Leon
Settle of Reidsville who was serv
ing a 2-5 year term for breaking
and entering and sue months for
escape, was one of the prisoners.
The other was Burnette Gold field
of Haywood County. He was ser
ving a variety of sentences. One for
5 to 7 years for crime against na
The prisoners are being tracked
by blood hounds, but at press time
had not been found.
for Border Belt
Higher price averages were reaUjfc
ed on markets of the South Carolina
and North Carotins border beM oa
Monday and Tuesday of (his week.
Higher averages were contributed
to bettor quality leaf and sate at
totems In hsnrflns
The Federal-State Market News
Service reported 5JM.W8 pounds
sold for an average at MS.* this
included 0M.158 pounds by South
Carolina fivaritets at a ttl.W aver
Mrs. Daw* taU officer* (fee 1*4
fallen aslant while watching tele
vision and was awakened when 111*
leaving the bdwne.
"Back To School"
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The Warsaw Junior Chamber of
Commerce wifl sponsor their annuel
"BACK-TO-SCHOOL IMNCE". Au
gust 16th at 8:30 p. m. to the Wsr>
sasw National Guard Armory A)
All surrounding schools and col
lege students and faculty are cor
dially invited to attend.
Admission is FREE. The popular
"REBELS" will render the musk.
In the past this dance has bees
a great success and get together.
Let's make this the bigg&t yet and
show your appreciation to the War
sasw Jaycee's and their president,
Arnold Jones, for putting forth their
time, funds, etc. for this wholesome
See Your Auugst 16th, Warsaw
National Guard Armory 8:30 p. m.
Free Music bv the Rebels.
Anthony 'WeetMrooIr who woo a
trip to State WHcHife Cany which
waa held at the Roanoke Island
Club Camp near Manteo from k?
guat MA Anthony was *?
attend. The hater waa wen an tttr
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which he waa a county wtaner. A*>