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PROGRESS SENTINEL
VOL. XXXXVI NO. 44 USPS 162 860 KENANSVILLE. NC 28349 NOVEMBER 4. 1982 1 8 PAGES THIS WEEK 10 CENTS PLUS TAX
Duplin 4^H
. Clubs Win
The New Horizons and
DECA clubs won "most and
best" exhibit honors last
week in Duplin County's an
nual 4-H achievement pro
gram in Kenan Memorial
Auditorium.
Club members from
^ throughout the county
V entered 1,100 exhibits.
Individuals showing the
"most and best" exhibits
were Amy West of the New
Horizons Club and Ray
sheilia James of the Wallace
4-H Club, senior division,
and Mary Starke of the
Warsaw Shamrocks and
Darla Brock of the Kenans
ville club, junior division.
Named outstanding senior
4-H members for 1982 were
Pam Kelly of the DECA 4-H
Club of Wallace and Amy
West. Named outstanding
junior members were Ber
nard Hall of the Stanford
club and Byrant Murphy of
the Teachey c]ub. Marian
Kelly of the DECA club was
named outstanding 4-H club
leader of the year.
Winners of the county 4-H
health program were Eleanor
Wade and Rayshelia James
of the Wallace club, Roxane
Pearsall of the DECA club
and Wanda Batts of the
Stanford club.
The DECA club was club
safety contest winner, while
Wanda Batts was individual
safety winner with Roxane
Pearsall as runner-up.
Rose Hill
Water Tower
ROSE HILL WATER TOWER is to get a new paint job. Workmen
from the Charlotte Tank and Lining Co. sandblast away old paint
before the primer bonds to the metal. Working from a "Jacob's
ladder," workmen swing about on the iron works supporting the
tank "doing their thing", sanding and painting. The buildings
below were covered with plastic to prevent accidental pain spraying.
The company also painted tanks in Kenansville and Beulaville.
Bank Of North Carolina
0 Names Two To Boards
Floyd F. Pate, Jr., city
executive of the Bank of
North Carolina, N.A., Mount
Olive, announces the
appointment of Delano R.
Hill and Claven C. (Jack)
Williams to the bank's local
board -<f directors.
Delano Hill
Hill and his wife Eva
reside at Route 1, Mount
Olive. They are the parents
of two children; Delano A.
Hill and Laura Hill.
Hill is president of Delano
R. Hill & Associates, Inc.
and Team Financial
Planners, Inc. of Mount
Olive. He is a graduate of
Mount Olive College and
Pembroke State University
and has been awarded the
designation of chartered life
underwriter, American
College of Bryn Mawr, Pa.
9 He is a member of the First
United Methodist Church of
Mount Olive, the Mount
Olive Exchange Club (past
president, the American In
stitute of Financial Planners
and is a life and qualifying
member of the Million Dollar
Round Table,
Jack Williams
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Williams and his wife
Betty reside in Faison. They
are the parents of four chil
dren, Curt, Jeffery, Rusty
and Wendy.
Williams is a farmer and is
president of Calypso Farm
Supply, Inc. He is a graduate
of Mount Olive High School
and received his B.A. degree
from Wake Forest Univer
sity. He currently serves as
president of the Duplin
County Farm Bureau and is a
member of the board of
trustees of James Sprunt
Technical College. He is a
deacon of the First Baptist
Church of Mount Olive, a
member of the vocational
advisory committee, Duplin
County Extension Service, a
member of the field crops
committee, State Farm
Bureau, and is a member of
the executive committee and
board of directors of the N C
Corn Growers Association.
Other members of the
bank's local board of direc
tors are: Charles Burnette,
Sr., J.E. Joyner, F. Vernon
Lowe, Dr. M.M. Lownes,
E.J. Pope, Jr., and William
S. Wilkins.
JSTC Foundation
Launches Fund Drive
The board of directors of
the James Sprunt Founda
tion met at the college Oct.
*26 tq launch the first annual
fund drive to raise $10,000
for the college by Dec. 16.
Chairman Tom Yates
stated that the funds will be
used to provide student
scholarships, establish an
endowment fund and
improve the instructional
programs.
He stated that $250 will
provide most of the money
needed by a student for
tuition and books and that
the fund drive is an oppor
tunity for the businesses and
Citizens of the county to make
a contribution to the future of
the county through the edu
cation of young people.
Other members who are
participating are: Charles
Albertson, Emmett Wickline
and Doris Bostic of Beula
vjlle- Robert A. Lee, Ellen
Brewer, Riddick Wilkins'
and Dr. Price, all of Warsaw;
J. Willard Hoffler and Vivian
Boney of Wallace; Mrs. Pearl
McGowen of Kenansville;
Edd Dudley Monk of Mag
nolia; Harold Precythe of
Faison, Prentice W. Smith of
Pink Hill, George Frank Lan
den and Allen Nethercutt of
Chinquapin, Dovelle Outlaw
Sr. of Albertson, and John L.
Grady of Mount Olive.
Price and Yates expressed
hope that the citizens of the
county will support the col
lege in its efforts to reach
their goal of $10,000.
'Duplin Board Approves
Sale Of Bonds
The Duplin County Board
of Commissioners provided a
3 letter of intent approving
sale of up to $7 million in
tax-free industrial develop
ment bonds Monday for the
J.P. Stevens Co. plants at
Wallace.
The action is one of several
steps required by the state
before such bonds can be
sold. The next step, accord
ing to John Gurganus,
county industrial develop
ment director who requested
A the letter, will be for the
? company to prepare a pre
sentation for the N.C. De
partment of Commerce.
Gurganus rer.d a letter
from the J.P Stevens So.
stating it is changing pro
duction of its Carter and
Holly plants at Wallace to
meet market demands. The
first phase of the change
over will cost about $7 mil
lion at the Carter plant,
0 which will employ 250 to 280
people upon completion of
the remodeling. Upon com- i
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pletion of the remaining por
tion of the project, employ
ment is expected to stabilize
at between 350 and 400
people, according to the
letter.
The Carter plant will dye
and finish cotton and cotton
blend single-knit fabrics in
addition to continuing some
present product lines such as
automotive head-liner
fabrics.
The first phase of the
change-over has begun and
should be completed by early
spring. Employee training
will start in November and
prpduction is scheduled to
start in January or February.
Principal products of the
plant have been nylon tricot
fabric for lingerie. In August
the company announced dis
continuation of that fabric.
The company announced
two new product lines for the
Holly plant, in addition to the
current double-knit line.
They are luminaries, which
ire 100 percent polyester
blouse-weight fabrics woven
at the company's South
Boston, Va., and Goldsboro
plants, and "cot'n hide,"
warp-knit fabrics containing
cotton.
Commissioner Franklin
Williams said company em
ployment will increase to
about 700 at the Holly plant
but probably will never
regain the 1,100 peak figure.
Gurganus said J.P.
Ste ns paid about S250.000
in Duplin County taxes last
year.
The board approved an
additional $1,007 for its
share of the $74,000 contract
for Phase I of the Limestone
Creek watershed project.
The county's total share of
the cost is $14,050.
Work is expected to start
by mid-November.
Kenneth Futreal, Duplin
soil conservationist, said he
hopes to open bids Dec. 9 on
Phase 11 of the project, which
includes all but the recrea
tional portion.
Warsaw Veterans Week Celebration
The 61st annual Warsaw
Veterans Celebration will be
happening during the week
of Nov. 6-13. This being the
oldest continuous event
honoring the fighting men
who gave so much, it will be
the greatest year ever.
This year the Veteran's
Celebration will honor John
Thomas (Tommy) Gresham
Jr. as the Grand Marshal.
John Thomas (Tommy)
Gresham Jr. is a lifelong
resident of Warsaw and was
born May 29, 1906. His
parents were John Thomas
Gresham Sr. and Lula John
son Gresham, and he had
one sister, the late Martha
Gresham Potter, also a life
long resident of Warsaw.
After attending public
schools in Warsaw and grad
uating in 1924 from high
school, he enrolled in the
University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill, transferring
in 1927 to UNC Law School
' where he graduated on Aug.
1 19, 1929 with his law degree.
While at the University, he
was a member of the Mono
gram Club for three years.
Phi Delta Theta social frater
nity, Phi Delta Phi, national
legal fraternity, and was
in firnnnn * c HoaH tfpninr
social fraternity. He lettered
in football for three years,
playing fullback and half
back.
On Nov. 5, 1977, he was
one of 12 returning members
of the 1927 UNC-CH football
team honored at the
Carolina-Clemson home
coming game. This team
opened Kenan Stadium 50
years ago with a game
against Davidson, Nov. 12,
1927 with Carolina winning
20-7. He received a scroll
identifying him as "one of
Carolina's priceless Gems."
After graduation, he prac
ticed law with his uncle.
Rivers D. Johnson Sr. in
Warsaw. During this time he
was active in the Young
Democratic Club of N.C.,
serving as a national com
mitteeman for the YDA. He
was mayor of Warsaw for two
terms in the thirties and fire
chief of the Warsaw Fire
Department for 12 years
from 1930-1942.
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He is a veteran of World
War II, having served as
commander in the U.S. Navy
for four years. During this
time he served as an in
telligence officer in Charles
ton, S.C. Navy office, and
then served in the Pacific
aboard the U.S.S. Wasatch
under Rear Admiral A.G.
Noble as intelligence officer
during the amphibious
assault and capture of Min
danoa, P.I.; Balikpapan,
Borneo; and during the
occupation of Wakayama and
Nagoya, Japan.
Upon his release from
naval service, he continued
to live in Warsaw and was a
practicing attorney in Jack
sonville for 35 years until his
retirement in 1981. In 1979
he was presented a plaque
from the Jacksonville bar
honoring him for 50 years of
service in the practice of law.
He is a member and an
elder of the Warsaw Presby
terian Church. He is married
to the former Emma "Dee"
Shelton and they have three
children. Dr. Carolyn
Gresham Kugatow, John
Thomas Gresham III, and
Laurie Gresham Bernard,
and one granddaughter.
Caroline Shelton Bernard.
The week will feature:
D&P Amusements carnival
Nov. 8-13; Warsaw See-Saw
square dance Nov. 6 from
8-11 p.m. at the Warsaw
Recreation Department; the
Midget Super Bowl Football
game, Nov. 10 from 6 p.m.
until 9 p.m. at James Kenan
High School; a volleyball
tournament at the Warsaw
Recreation Department, '
Nov. 11, 12 and 13; Armed
Forces Sabath Observance
sponsored by American
Legion Post 127 at the War
saw Baptist Church Nov. 7th
at 11 a.m.; a free flea market
Nov. 11, 12 and 13 behind
Hardee's, open to all
interested groups, churches
and individuals; the James
Kenan Jazz Band, Nov. 13 in
downtown Warsaw at 1 p.m.;
the Warsaw See-Saw Square
Dance exhibition. Nov. 13 in
downtown Warsaw from 2
until 3 p.m.
The Warsaw Fire Depart
merit will be serving a BBQ
lunch from the fire station
beginning at 11 a.m. on
Saturday. Plates will be $3
with all the trimmings.
The Warsaw Javcees will
have a dance Saturday night
from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. at
the Duplin Country Club.
Tommy Gresham Parade Grand Marshal
Armed Forces Sabbath
Charles R. Gavin Post
0127, The American Legion,
Warsaw, this year begins an
annual Armed Forces
Sabbath service. The first of
these services will be held at
the Warsaw Baptist Church
at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7,
1982.
Robert L. West,
commander of the post,
stated that this service will
be held annually on the
Sunday before the week-long
celebration of Veterans Day
in the town of Warsaw.
Present and future plans
propose that the services be
held in various churches in
the towns of Faison, War
saw, Magnolia and
Kenansville, and be rotated
among the churches in these
towns.
Outstanding speakers,
chaplains and military per
sonnel from all branches of
service of the armed forces of
the United States will parti
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cipate and all veterans or
ganizations and all branches
of military service on active
duty or retired are invited to
participate. Military
personnel on active duty are
requested to wear their uni
form and retired personnel
who are authorized to wear a
uniform and all members of
the American Legion,
V.F.W.. D.A.V.. the AO & 8,
R.O.A.. R.O.A.L.. T.R.O.A..
and Military Order of World
Wars and all others are
requested to wear uniforms
or article of clothing (cap.
blazer, etc.) of the organiza
tion to which you beiong and
also wear a lapel button or
pin to indicate the fact that
you were a member of the
armed forces and that you
are proud to have been of
service to your country.
Armed Forces Sabbath
worship service for Sunday,
Nov. 7, 1982, at 11 a.m. will
have as its speaker James O. |
Kansler. vice chancelor, stu
dent affiars. University of
North Carolina at Chap i
Hill, who is an ordained
Baptist minister and a
captain in the Chaplains
Corps, United States Naval
Reserve.
Farm Bureau
Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of the
Duplin County Farm Bureau
will be held Nov. 4 at 7:30
p.m. at the James Sprunt
Technical College auditorium
in the Hoffler Building in
Kenansville
After a short business
session, entertainment will
be provided by Bobby
McLamb. Alopg with the
caps given to members,.
there will t>e favors of pot
holders, etc. Twenty hams
will be given away as door
prizes. I
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