[REASON'S GEEEI1NGSI I . rtife. ^ttxtt# PROGRESS SENTINEL VOL. XXXXVI1 NO. 51 USPS 162-860 KENANSVILLE. NC 28349 DECEMBER 20. 1%4 20 PAGES THIS WEEK 10 CENTS PLUS TAX Moving The Restored Cart Wheels Used In Building The Washington Monument When simply pulling ihe 10-fi. carl with a tractor was halted by a jammed wheel, Duplin's maintenance staff called fur some help from Carey Williams ' a the l<vai auto rcfflPr shopH. t#s"?. of moving the'cart fiVm James Sprunt Technical College to the'Kelly-Farrior House in Kenansville was originally A supposed to take a few minutes, but at the end of (wo hours and many attempts, the cart was set into place as part of the Cowan Museum last Thursday. The wheels are restored as originally used the the expedition of the fisindation for the Washington Monument by the Duplin firm of Smith Lumber Company. The restoration of the wheels was done by the JSTC building trades class and instructor Prentice Smith. T! ? wheels were placed n 'he grounds of the restored Kelly-Farrior house, which is the new home of he Cowan Museum. The 10-fi. wheels are only part of the plans for outdoor a tactions'at the Ketly-Farrior House when the museum items take the place nex month. According to museum curator George Cowan, bee hives, the Herring log house now on the James Sprunt campus, a smoke house, a cane mill, a saw mill and grist mill, a whiskey still, a wash pot and small pond are planned as support features on thegrounds of the Cowan Museitm at the Kelly-Farrior House. The Herring log house is expected to be moved this week. The Kelly-Farrior House is located next to Liberty Hall and the Cow an Museum currently occupies the former Duplin County-Dorothy Wighlman Library building. Rose Hill Considers Land Annexation, ? Road-Widening Request And Audit Herbert Pope will initiate annexa tion procedures for his property on U.S. 117 just south of the town of Rose Hill limits in order to receive town water and sewer service. He asked the town board for the utility service last week on Tuesday night. The board said it would be willing to extend the service pro vided Pope let the town annex the property. Pope agreed to petition the town for annexation. After it gets the petition, the board will call a hearing on the annexation. Pope plans to move his vehicle repair business to the property. He is being forced out of a building owned by Rose Hill Hardware Company which needs the space. In other business: ? The board approved advertis ing for a public works director. The salary range is $14,000 to $22,000 a year, depending on experience and capability. The director will be responsible for maintenance and operation of all facilities and equip ment owned by the town. A Class II waste water treatment plant opera tor's license will be required. ? The board decided to ask the state to widen U.S. 117 to four lanes from the end of the present four-lane street south to the Rose Manor Shopping center. It plans to replace water and sewer pipes under the street that require frequent repair. I ? B.A. Pope of Wallace pre sented the annual Rose Hill audit report, which showed the town's revenue exceeded expenditure by $34,364.70 in the last fiscal year. General fund revenues totaled $298,942.11 or $16,480.11 more than budg. ted. Expenditures totaled $264,577.41. The town collected $117,419 or 89.6 percent of the property tax billed in the 1983-84 fiscal year. The town's assessed valuation is $17,280,958. The tax rate is 70 cents per $100 assessed valuation. Commissioner Clarence Brown said, "Instead of talking about raising taxes what we need to do is collect taxes." Mayor Ben Harrell said he was concerned about Gov.-elect Jim Martin's proposal to repeal the sales tax on food. He said the town cannot afford to lose the $80,000 in revenue and revenue sharing grants created by the tax. He asked for a motion on a resolution opposing the proposed repeal. None of the commissioners made the motion. If it had been approved, Harrell said he would have given copies to the coui ty's legislators, Rep. Wendell Murphy and Senator Harold Hardison. Commissioner Keith Hinson said. "That's a political argument and 1 don't want to get into it in .the town hall." % New Agent Located At Duplin Agricultural Extension Office Livestock Pest Management Agent Michael Stringham as been located at the Duplin Agricultural Extension office in Kenansville. He will service the eastern half df the state. "1 am responsible for everything ? east of Wake County," Extension Agent Michael Stringham said. "Duplin was picked as a middle county, but really there are only about eight to nine counties which I will be mainly working in ? and Duplin is in the middle." The agent will be working to control pests in the production of poultry and beef and pork. According to Stringham, his main duties will revolve around the management of insects in poultry operations and swine insect con rtA finement. These duties involve the control of field flies, lice and mange. Stringham comes to Duplin after working five years with the Exten sion Service in the state of Missouri. He served as an agricultural spe cialist working with some livestock and horticulture. "The position in Missouri was not in a well-defined program." String ham said. "What work I diJ in pest management was on my own, and I was looking for a position to get back to the use of my formal education. "My wife and 1 wanted to return to North Carolina because we both went to school here. And, for me, 1 spent more years in North Carolina than any other place during my life. I think of coming back to North Carolina as returning home." Stringham is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a masters in entomology. Stringham was raised in a military family which relocated homes about every three years until his father retired in the 1960s. The family retired to a farm in Missouri and became involved in the dairy business. ...j managed to have a small acreage and we kept some livestock. It was on'y after my father retired that the family got real serious with farming and that was in the 1960s. "Looking back, farming is one of the better occupations I've been involved with during my life," Stringham said. He began in the new position December 3. The first week I was spent in the office and the past ' work week He has been meeting area S3 poultry and swine farmers. "The winter months are slow and I plan to use the time to get M acquainted with the area farmers J and learn the nuts and bolts of swine M and poultry production. Also, the winter months are used to design programs for summer pest control. And, I want to offer workshops to ^ help train and update the field man in techniques of pest management," Stringham said. Stringham and his wife, V I Whitley's Mobile Office To Visit Duplin f Congressman Charlie Whitley's ^ Third District mobile office will visit I1' Duplin County on Thursday, Dec. 20. I William McPhail, field representa tive, will be manning the office and I will be available to persons having matters that they wish brought to Whitley's attention. i Locations and times are as follow: Wallace, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Rockfi^h Shopping Center; Kenansville - 11 - 12 noon, Old Elementary School; and i. I Albertson - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.. Post Office. This schedule is subject to pre vailing weather conditions affecting travel. Michael Strlngham Marihelen, and daughter reside in Sarecta. Marihelen is a native of North Carolina and she holds a masters of education from East Carolina University. i ? J Vs' ? ' ? Warsaw Board To Inspect Creek Bank For Erosion Warsaw town officials w ill inspect a portion of Stewarts ( reek at the Grace Smith residence to determine the extent of her efforts to halt erosion of the creek banks. Mrs. Smith complained to the town board last week that she has spent $1,263.14 to protect her prop erty from the erosion. She said she has a shed that will fall into the stream unless something is d^ne. She said she has asked the "own,for help without results. Mrs. Smith and a neighbor built a fence on the bank and placed broken cinder blocks and other debris on lb bank to protect it. She hired a mar straighten a bend in the banks reduce erosion. "I feel like the town should h me pay back my money.' she "I'm only getting Social Sccurb ,<j that's a lot of Social Security. 1 <? done what the town refused to d' pay taxes and 1 feel I've c ? n discriminated against." Mayor Sam Godwin said h- no some of ihc hoard members will inspect the creek. Billy Kennedy, a town commis sioner. said. "The only way to fix it is to lile it. I'd take a big tile. It's the mam drainage source of Warsaw." I.arry Simmons, maintenance supervise, said of Mrs. Smith's work, "I'm not sure but that the next big rain will wash it down the creek." he. heard also asked that M David \ssociates, the engineer i firm that is handling the town's federal rehabilitation grant, provide report on the grant-funded work, w Irk h includes street work as well as repair of homes. One portion should be completed by )uni, 19XS. If contracts for the w ork uv now awarded by that time, the money will revert to the federal government. ! rll them (McDavid) we'd be .'remely unhappv if that happens." Godwin said. I he project is about 60 percent completed. Student Center Planned For James Sprunt Continued planning for a 11,569 square-fool student center at James Sprunt Technical College was approved last week by the Board of Trustees during its December meeting. Wilmington architect Herb McKim presented plans for the pro posed structure, which will cost an estimated $645,000. The board asked McKim to prepare more information on the proposed building. Trustee Amos Brinson 6r. re ported that the institution has $500,000 from a state grant and $100,000 from Duplin County to finance the proposed building. The building committee agreed to ask the County Commissioners to appropriate the additional $45,000 out of next year's budget. Plans call of exterior walls com posed of "R-Wall," a synthetic substance with insulation character istics and an extremely hard finish. Trustee Dallas Herring questioned the use of this material and the shape of the planned structure, saying he believed a more square design would be more efficient than the irregular floor plan McKim proposed. In other action, the board agreed to spend $20,056 to cover exposed steel beams on the McGowen Build ing with the same material proposed for the student center. The change should improve the energy efficiency and appearance of the oldest build ing on the car-pus. A five-year capital needs program also was outlined. I he list includes renovation of the McGowen Building, which opened in 1966. Cost is estimated at $300,000 with $100,000 front local money and $200,000 from state funds. The 23,045-square-foot building was built at a cost of $12.50 per square fl lot. II needs a new heating and air conditioning system, a new roof, new energy conserving windows and electrical system improvements. Board members said the exterior appearance now reflects the minimal cost of the structure. Completion of the student center will free 6.000 square feet in the Mctiowah Building. The health occupations program will expand into the area, fhe human resources development program will move out of temporary units into another part of the \acaled space. Also on the list is a "high-tech" building to house the electronic engineering, computer, hydraulics and pneumatics laboratories, class- - rooms and shops. Cost is estimated at $1 million with $400,000 coming from local monc\ and $600,000 from state funds. The building would free space in the Herring building for the continuing education department and in the Hall building for a child care program. The other major item in the plan is . a resource center at a cost of $750,000, with $350,000 from local and $400,000 from state funds. JSTC has ? current enrollment of 743 students. Enrollment includes 432 students in two-year technical programs. Wallace Airport Pay Phone May Fly Away Unless the Wallace Town Board comes up with some change, Caro lina Telephone Company plans to take away the Wallace airport's only pay phone. The pay phone is not bringing in enough money, the company notified the board in a letter discussed at Thutsday night's meeting. Unless the board agrees to pay the company $28 a month, the phone goes. The airport is southwest of Wallace on Secondary Road 1307 in Pender County. The board wants to keep a phone at the airport, but has not made a decision on whether it wants to pay the bill. The matter was put on hold until a later meeting. In other action, the board: ? Agreed to lease at no charge a former Wallace Rescue Squad build ing to scout organizations in the town. ? Hired Henry von Oesen & Associates in Wilmington to provide engineering services for the repair and resurfacing of streets. Engineer ing costs are expected to run $1,800 to $2,400. The firm is expected to charge between $800 to $1,000 to inspect the repairs. ? Set a public hearing for 7 p.m. Jan. 2 on a request by developers to rezone land on North Railroad Street for the 50-unit Rockfish Court Apart ments, a housing project for the elderly. The land is now zoned for single-family development. ? Reappointed Joe Eaddy, Bill English and Web Turlington to three-year terms on the town planning board.

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