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Waccamaw Officers Receive
New Positions
Verne E. Caytpn has been
> promoted to Assistant Vice
President and assigned to the
Waccamaw Bank home office
staff. He will devote his time
primarily in the field of oper
Cayton joined Waccamaw
Bank In October 1965 as Cash
ier In Rose Hill. He has been
managing officer of this branch
since December 1966.
Cayton, a native of Au
rora, attended King's Business
College. He also attended the
Carolina School of Banking and
has a three-year certificate
I from that school.
I Prior to joining Waccamaw
Bank, Cayton was with Branch
Banking and Trust Company in
New Bern for sixteen years.
He Is also a veteran of the
Verne Cayton Is married to
the former Frances Elizabeth
Gas kins of Stonewall, and they
have two children, Joy Beth ana
Verne Ellis Jr. The Cayton's
are members of the Mount Zlon
Presbyterian Church . They
make their home In Rose Hill.
Cayton is a member of the
Chamber of Commerce. He
Is past president of the Rose
Hill Lions Club with over twelve
years a member. He is also
a member of the Dorlc Maso
nlc Lodge, New Bern. Cayton
has been very active In Group
Three of the North Carolina
Banker's Association, having
served this group in several
J. Thomas Murphy has been
promoted to Assisimt Vice "Pre
sident and named officer in
charge of the bank's Rose Hill
office. *
A native of Lenoir County,
Murphy joined Wate am aw Bank
in April 1966. He has been
serving as Cashjjtr of the Ker
nansviile branchjslnce Septena
ry967 ' finish? hljJ h ' 1
Gary, make their home Jn^Snk'
Murphy helped organize the
Pink Hill Jaycee's and he is
a past president of that organ
ization. He is a member of
the Kenansville Lions Club and
and is very active in Scout work.
James A. Gill was promoted
to Cashier of the Rose Hfll
branch. He joined the bank
in March of 1967 and was el
ected Assistant Cashier in June
of 1967.
Born in Philadelphia, Pen
nsylvania, Gill is a 1966 gra
duate of North Carolina State
University where he received
his B.S. Degree in economics
and statistics. Previously Gill
was with Wachovia Bank and
Trust Company in the Time
Payment Department. He also
worked during his collegeyears
with the State of North Carol
ina in their Economics Resear
ch Department.
Ji m Gill is married to the
former Constance Anne Fre
derick of Rose Hill, and they
have one child. Laurel Dhana.
They are members of Mount
Zion Presbyterian Church.
While in Rose Hill, Gill has
been very active in the Jaycee's
and other civic affairs.
Frank Wilson Neely, Jr., who
has been with Waccamaw Bank
In the training program since
April, has been assigned to the
Kenansville office.
Neely, who was born in Ro
ck).. St. and lived most of his
life in Clinton, attended the Un
iversity of Georgia and
Campbell College. He is a
veteran of the Air Force.
Frank Neely's ? wife is the
former Mary Rebecca Fields
of Tarboro, and is a primary
grade school teacher. They
are members of the Saint Pa-v
uls Episcopal CWurch in Clin
ton, N.C.
Before joining Waccamaw
Bank, Neely worked as a sa
lesman for the "Pilot Life InA
surance Company in the Dunn
area. j
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' Deputy III
Mr. Rodney Thigpen, Deputy
Sheriff of Duplin County suff
ered a heart attack at his home
on Rt. 1 Mount Olive, early
Monday morning.
Sheriff Elwood Revelle said
Thlgpen's daughter called him
early Monday morning to report
her fathers Illness. She said
the attack occurred about 3
o'clock Monday and Thigpen
was rushed to Wayne Memor
ial Hospital by the Mount Olive
Rescue Squad.
Latest reports that his con
dition Is slightly Improved, but
his condition remains serious.
Friday night, October,4, pro
mises to be a thrilling night
in the lives of some of the
area beauties. The forth an
nual Southeastern N.C. Miss
Poultry Princess Pageant will
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Poultry Princess Beauty Pageant Date Set
Youth Dies
In Wallace
Auto Collision
Weekend accidents took their
toll on Southeastern North
Carolina highways leaving one
victim dead, another reportedly
in critical condition and several
others injured.
Trooper E. R. Warrick
reported that Freddie English,
15, Rt. 2, Wallace, died Sunday
morning in New Hanover
| Memorial Hospital from in
juries he received in a head-on
. collision Saturday at 3:10 p.m.,
five miles east of Wallace on
jN. C. Highway 41.
\ English was a passenger in
a vehicle driven by Johnnie
tone Hanchey, also of Rt. 1,
Wallace. He suffered a broken
irm end small cuts. -
Driver of the second vehicle
involved in the accident,
William Alton Bell of 75 Dianne
Drive in Jacksonville is in New
Hanover" Memorial Hospital. His
condition is listed as critical.
Janice James, also a
passenger in Hanchey's car, was
admitted to New Hanover
Memorial Hospital with a
broken leg and small cuts.
According to Trooper War
rick, Hanchey was traveling
west on Highway 41 and Bell
was traveling east on the same
Investigation is continuing to
determine which driver was at.
Cantoned Te Page Fow
be held In the Rose Hill Ele
mentary School Auditirium at
8:00 p.m.
The Rose Hill Jaycees have
long felt the need for an an
nud pageant where the young
ladies of this area gifted with
nature, beauty, and talent could
be honored. The pageant, pat
terned after the Miss N.C. Pa
geant, will have swim suit, cas
ual and evening clothes, and ta
lent competition. Five con
testants selected on their pre
form ance in these areas will
answer question for the selec
tion of Miss Poultry Princess
for 1968-69. Miss Poultiy Pr
incess will receive a $100 bond
and the 1st and 2nd runner-ups
will also receive cash awards
and trophies.
The following day, Miss Po
ultry Princess will reign at the
annual Poultry Jubilee spon
sored In Rose Hill by the lo
cal Jaycees Chamber of Com
merce, Lion's Club, and Poul
try Industry. In addition to
representing this area with her
beauty, charm, and talent, she
will act as an ambassador of
our growing Poultry Industry.
She will have anopportunity to
make many appearances as
"Miss Poultry Princess". Ex
tensive promotion will be made
throughout the state on her
Persons Interested in either
sponsoring an entry or being a
contestant should contact any
Rose Hill Jaycee or call or
write Poultry Princess Pageant
Rose Hill , N.C. Telephone
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Warsaw Property Owner In Suit
A suit has been filed In Du
plifi County Superior Court by
the Town ot Warsaw to force
a Warsaw man to bring resl
demal buildings up to accepta
ble health standards.
Named in the action was Buck
Blackmore, a Warsaw property
The action asked for con
demnation of property, and If
necessary, that the buildings be
turned over to the town, In or
der that corrective measures
may be taken.
The buildings allegedly lac
ked ventilation and sanitary fa
cilities. They were also lis
ted as fire hazards.
Warsaw Police Chief Perry
Smith was quoted as saying the
buildings do not even nave
outdoor toilets'*.
The complaint filed by Town
Attorney E. C. Thompson III
and Mayor J. E. Strickland
allows Eflackmore until Septem
ber 15 to make the required
Ins. Agency Occupies New Office
The Wiley T. Booth Insuran
ce Agency has moved Into Its
new home on Front Street In
Following the trend to res
tore Kenansvllle to Its original
Colonial splendor, the archi
tectural design is early Amer
ican. Antique Brick were used
for the walls and mahogany
panneling completes the Inter
ior. Sudbued shades of brown
and green are used In the co
lor scheme.
Booth's Insurance Agency Is
owned by Wiley Booth ana he
is assisted In the operation
by Mrs. Booth. They carry
a complete line of Insurance
Including Life, Fire, Auto,
Crop, Marine, Trip and Bonds,
Mr. Booth Is a native of Rose
. Hill and after graduating from
Rose Hill High School he at
tended Kings Business College,
Mrs. Booth Is the former Hlldi
Brlnson of Kenansvllle. They
are active members of the
Kenansvllle Baptist Church and
participate in all civic affairs,
The Agency was formerly lo
cated on the opposite side of
Front Street In a building ad
joining the KenansvllleDrug
Store, which Is In the process
of being annexed to the drug
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The Seven Springs Manufac
turing Corporation announced
plans for a new manufacturing
facility here. This will be the
first manufacturing company
for this community.
Mr. Tom Sturken, President
of the Corporation and Richard
Grady, Vice Chairman of the
Wayne County Board of Com
missioners and also President
of the Seven Springs De
velopment Corporation made
the announcement at a lunch
eon meeting In Mount Olive.
Mr. Sturken reported that the
pilot operation will get under
way In two weeks In temporary
quarters In the Seven Springs
School Gymnasium. Fifty per
sons from this area will be
hired Initially.
A site for the new plant has
been selected and 1 s under
option. Construction of the pl
ant which will be a modern
air conditioned, 20,000 square
foot plant Is expected to be com
plete by early next summer. The
general contractor has not been
selected. Employment is ex
pected to reach 250 when the
new plant Is completed.
Mr. Sturken said the plant
will manufacture children's sp
ortswear. Applications for em
ployment will be accepted beg
Inlng August 12. Person's in
terested in making an applica
tion with the company may ap
ply either at the Southern Bank
and Trust Company In Seven
Springs where Mr. Sturken and
his associates will be located
to interview all applicants.
Mr. Sturken reported that he
and his associates selected the
Seven Springs area because of
the available labor supply, fr
iendly atmosphere and pro
gressive attitudes of a city and
county leaders and their favor
able outlook on new industry.
The Wayne County Industrial
Development Commission,
Seven Springs Development Co
rporation, W ayne County Com
missioners, the Department of
Conservation and Development, "?
and officials of the Sountern
Bank and Trust Company all
worked closely on the project
and received special thanks for
their assistance.
Although most job opportun
ities will be for women, sev
eral men will be needed. Mr.
Sturken emphasized that a job
will be available for all who
sincerely want to work and he
encouraged an early response
from applicants.
Principal At B. F. Grady
Mr. Lloyd Benjamin Stevens
has been employed as princi
pal of the B.F. Grady Elemen
tary School, Albertson. Mr. St
evens comes to Duplin County
highly qualified to serve
as principal. He received his
B.S. Degree in Industrial Arts
Education from North Carolina
State University, Master's Deg
ree in Industrial Arts Education
from North Carolina State Uni
versity, Princiapl's Certificate
from the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mr. Stevens is a native of
Wayne County and taught in the
Goldsboro High School for ten
years, Washington HighSchool,
Washington, North Carolina for
three years and has taught in
the Southern Wayne HighSchool
for the past three years. He
is married and has four chil
dren 3, 8, 17, and 20 years of
Wallace tobpeak
In Wilson
Reports from various com
munities throughout the Great
er Duplin area indicate that
there will be a large delegation
of Duplinites at the Wallace for
President Rally ,tn Wilson Frfci
day night, Ahgust 9.
George C. Wallace, former
governor of Alabama and can
didate for President, will speak
In person at the Wilson Fair
grounds at eight o'clock.
Wallace supporters from Dup
lin towns and surrounding rufa
communities are sJtbwing keen
interest in the rally, and groups
Continued To Page FMw
'Tom Thumb" In Trouble Again
William Allen "Tom Thumb"
Hlnes, 28, white male of War
saw, was arrested last week,
charged with a two-car theft.
Apparently the urge to "use
the jail keys" was tod strong.
"I'm giving you the keys to
the jail, it is up to you to use
them" said Superior Court Ju
- dge William J. Bundy, last Ja
nuary when he sentenced Hlnes
in Duplin Superior Court to
two years suspended, placed
on probation for three years.
The charge was breaking, en
tering, and larceny.
, Hlnes made ?ure the jail
keys would be used last week
when he allegedly stole a car
in Warsaw Belohgong to Ev
erette Young. The car de
veloped generator trouble
in Tarboro and was aban
doned for a car belonging to
a nearby truck driver.
Hines was arrested in Wel
don and will be tried in the
August 12 term of Superior
Court in Edgecombe County
Duplin County probation Of
ficer, J. Gordon Blake said he
would advise the Edgecome Co
unty Probation Officer of the
J anuary sentence imposed upon
Hines Dy Judge Bundy.
Blake noted the trial date, Au
gust 12, is Hines' birthday. He
will be 29.
Commisioners Adopt
Airport Regulations
The Duplin County Commis
sioners adopted regulations per
taining to the Air Port Com
mission, for control of same,
at their regular first Monday
The commission will be ves
ted with authority to acquire,
maintain, equip, regulate and
operate such airports and shall
serve as an advisory body to
the Duplin County Board of
Commissioners in connection
with the airport.
A budget covering its propo
sed expenditures for the year
shall be presented to the Bo
ard of Commissioners on or
before the first day of April
each year.
The Airport commission
I shall consist of 12 members,
one each from the nine incor
porated towns, two members at
CoaHaned To Page Poor
f Physicians
: Licensed
1 The North Carolina Board of
Medical Examiners licensed
203 physicians following the an
nual written examination, which
was held In Raleigh June 17-20.
Southeastern North Carolina
i physicians receiving a license
were: Or. William Swain Te
achey, Rose Hill; Dr. Roscoe
i Cavenaugh, Wilmington; Dr.
' Frank Winston Gwathmey. Wil
mington; Dr. Glenn Mich aelLa
I rkln, Wilmington and Dr. John
Livingston Powell, Clinton.
' Dr. William Swain Teechey
of Rose Hill is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. William A. Teechey.
! He Is now serving his intern
ship at the University of Fl
orida Hospital in Gainesville,
Name Head
Of Faison
Jr. SchWf
A Bowden man has been
named principal of Falson Jun
ior High school, Duplin Super
intendent Charles Yelverton an
nounced this week.
Willard Shelton Justice, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Jus
tice of Bowden, will replace
Mrs. Geneva Byrd, who retir
ed this year, as head of the
Falson school.
Principal Justice, who grad
uated from James Kenan high
school In 1959, received his A.
B. Degree from Atlantic Chris
tian College in 1963. He major
ed in French and History.
He has taught at Jones Cen
tral high school, Richlandshigh
school, Union Elementary
school and P. W. Moore Junior
High school since finishing col
Principal Justice Is married
to the former Miss Stelle Vir
ginia Banks of Trenton.
A whiskey still, described as
"right ready to go" was des
troyed in Albertson Township,
at the head of a big pond near
the Lenoir County line about
6:15 Saturday morning August
Destroyed were 540 gallons of
m ash, three copper condensers
and a copper still.
There was no "llquer" at the
still but plenty of empty jugs,
"wheat middlin" and feed, the
only Ingredient lacking was the
Officers making the raid were
Deputies Irvin Outlaw, Glenn
Jernigan, E. E. Procter, con
stable Bursell Holland, and ATU
officers Ray Cline and Jim
Stroud s
Jumbo Muskmelon
Mr. J. Cameron Stroud, pro
minent farmer of Rt. 2 War
s aw, Unity Church Community,
exhibited a 17 pound, 14 ounce
Muskmelon, probably the lar
gest muskmelon on record.
Mr. Stroud said a Wayne Co
unty man produced one recen
tly that weighed 17 pounds, anc
at the time was the champion.
Know as "Stroud Jumbo Sp
ecial", Mr. Stroud said that
the original name had long since
been forgotten, as the seed of
this giant muskmelon had been
reproduced each year by his
family for the past 52 years.
As a child he sold seed for
some seed comapny anc
his family probably turned out
to be his best customer, pl
anted seed of the muskmelon,
which proved so popular it has
been treasured by the family
every since.
Sometimes dry weather oi
other adverse weather condi
tions has caused Mr. Stroud tc
temporarily lose seed, but he
is prepared for Just such, hit
brother near Pink Hill also hai
seed and grows them each year.
Between them the seeds are
reproduced each year.
This particular member ol
the cwiteloupe family measure"
20 Inches long and is 27 3/4
Inches in circumference, aid
every bite Is a choice morsel.
j Mr. J. Cameron Stroud, Rt. 2, Warsaw, displays a 17
I pound 14 ounce Muskmelon which he grew on his Farm in
I the Unity Churcji Community. He believes this Is a re
cord for this area. (Photo by Ruth Wells)

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