^VOL. XXXXVIII NO. 43 USPS 162-860 KENANSVILLE, NC 28349 OCTOBER 24, 1985 16 PAGES THIS WEEK 10 CENTS PLUS TAX
* Local Artist
The Warsaw Veterans' Day cele
bration is planned for Nov. 9 in
Warsaw. The 1985 theme is the
This year's celebration is the 64th
annual event in Warsaw and the
Veterans' Celebration Committee is
? currently accepting participants for
the parade and sidewalk sale. Parti
cipants and entries for the parade
will be accepted until Nov. 1. To
participate in either the parade or
the sidewalk sale, contact Mary
Taylor at the Warsaw town hall. The
sidewalk sale begins Nov. 9th at 8
a.m. The 1985 Miss North Carolina
Joni Bennett Parker will appear at
the Warsaw Veterans' Celebration.
She is from Fayetteville.
The annual Veterans' Celebration
^ dance is scheduled for Nov. 9 at the
Warsaw Armory. Featured enter
tainment is Charlie Albertson and
his band. The dance begins at 9 p.m.
and tickets are S6 single and S10
couple. Free refreshments are in
cluded. Tickets for the Veterans'
dance can be purchased at the
Warsaw Southern Bank, Warsaw
Drug, Brill's Florist, Quinn's Variety
in Kenansville, Ray Carroll's in
Beulaville, Gowan Drug in Wallace,
and Frederick Furniture in Rose Hill.
Throughout the celebration the
Celebration Committee urges the
public to participate through wearing
or displaying a yellow ribbon for the
Vietnam soldiers listed missing in
action. Warsaw businesses are
urged to participate through spon
soring a float in the parade or setting
up a Vietnam display.
And, the Celebration Committee ^
urges the public to remember the 1
Duplin boys killed in Vietnam. Sgt.
Ale* Houston of Pink Hill, Staff Sgt.
Herbert J. Artis of Rose Hill, Pfc.
Dennis Earl Basden of Beulaville,
Staff Sgt. Arthur Best of Kenans
ville, Staff Sgt. Allen Lewis Boney of
Warsaw, Spec. S Robert Allen Brown ^
of Rose Hill, Capt. David Carroll
Burch of Faison, Spec. 4 Charles
Grey Costin of Warsaw, Machinist
Mate 1st Class Paul Edwin Gore of
Faison, Lt. Litchfield Patterson Huie
of Warsaw, Cpl James Juna Johnson
of Rose Hill, Pfc Jammie Jay Lanier
of Magnolia, Spec. 4 Dallas E.
McKinney Jr. of Magnolia, Sgt.
Clarence Leon McNeil of Warsaw,
Staff Sgt. Lawrence Edward Philyaw
of Bowdens, and Sgt. William Irvin
Turner Jr. of Bowdens.
Parker, Emmer, Wilson Named
North Duplin Morehead Nominees
TU?te North Duplin scniort have
heea selected by the school to
^ compete for the John Motley More
Melanie Parker, 17, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Parker,
Mark Emmer, 17, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Gene Emmer, both of Calypso,
and Rodney Wilson, 17, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Tommy Wilson of Faison,
will be interviewed alone with other
Morehead nominees in Duplin
County on Oct. 21.
_ The county selection committee
P will make its recommendation to the
District committee not later than
Nov. 1. Final interviews will be held
in Chapel Hill.
Miss Parker is the editor of the
yearbook, treasurer of the Beta Club,
treasurer of the Student Council and
past-president of her class.
She attended the East Carolina
University Scholars weekend, the
Governor's School, the state and
national Closeup program and has
many academic awards to her credit.
These awards include first place in
the Science Fair, medals for Algebra
I, Algebra II, Geometry, Physical
Science, Biology, Chemistry, World
History and U.S. History, chief
marshal,, and has received the
coaches' award for tennis.
Miss Parker has consistently been
on the A Honor Roll and was invited
to the Duplin County academic
banquet. She is a member of a youth
group at the Faison Presbyterian
Church, a member of the North
Duplin Flag girls, and has been on
the Quiz Bowl team. She also is a
member of the Future Business
Leaders of America. Science Club
and Spanish Club.
Miss Parker enjoys reading,
dancing, music and all kinds of
sports. Her goal is to become a
Emmer has been a member of the
All-County Chorus for two years,
been involved in the Duplin County,
North Carolina, and Washington
D.C. Closeup programs and is a
member of the tennis team.
He is on the A Honor Roll and
attended the Duplin County
academic banquet the past two
years. He is a member of the Beta
Club. Science Club, Spanish Club,
Future Business Leaders of America,
and serves as youth advisor in the
Calypso Presbyterian Church.
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Emmer plans (o study pre-law in
hopes of attaining a law degree in
the future. He enjoys reading, music
Mr. Wilson has attended the
Governor's School, is the president
of the Beta Club, a member of the
Student Council, Science Club and
He has attended the state and
national Closeup programs, and
serves on the annual staff. He was
invited to the Duplin County
academic banquet and is on the
Wilson has been selected for the
Ail-County Chorus and will audition
soon for the All-State chorus. He
enjoys music, singing, reading and
sports. His goal is to major in music.
# Tor Heel Fine Arts Season
Opens With Acrobats
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On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the Tar Heel
Fine Arts Society will begin its
1985-86 concert season. The Chinese
Golden Dragon Acrobats and Magi
cians of Taipei will perform at 8 p.m.
in Kenan Memorial Auditorium.
The Chang Family, formerly
) members of other distinguished
world-traveling companies, have
now formed their own company and,
along with accomplished friends, will
make their first tour of America this
There is nothing quite like them in
the western world. This troupe of 20
performers will demonstrate Chinese
acrobatics in all its variety. You will
witness super-human acts of levita
tion, kung-fu and some of the most
mind boggling magic acts in the
world. The age old illusions of the
mysterious East will be performed
by the master magician of Taiwan.
Chinese acrobatics is far more
than merely a series of stunts. It is
an ancient and integral part of the
Chinese culture and is based on a
desire for man to find perfect
harmony between mind and body
and thus achieve perfection. Magic,
too, goes back over 2,000 years in
Chinese culture and has provided the
basis for much of what we in the
West think of as "magic."
Children are spellbound and
adults are simply amazed at the
artistry of the Chinese Dragon
Acrobats and Magicians of Taipei.
The Changs have appeared in
numerous television shows including
Merve Griffin, Dinah Shore. That's
Incredible, etc. They have presented
ineir snow in iviaaison square
Garden and many other leading
auditoriums throughout America and
in many foreign countries. The
Changs are the most distinguished
family of Chinese performers in the
Acrobatics and magic combine for
a very special evening on Oct. 29 at
Kenan Memorial Auditorium at 8
p.m. Season tickets will be available
at the door for S12.S0 for adults and
$5 for students. Plan now to spend
your evening with the spectacular
* 200 Years Of Justice
When the first court session was
held on the present site of the Duplin
County courthouse, 200 years ago
last week, its business included an
orphan's apprenticeship and the
inheritance of a man who had
recently come of legal age.
To mark the 200th anniversary of
the present county seat, Sonny
f Sikes, and employee of the county
health department and president of
the Duplin Historical Society, read
some cf the minutes of that court
session to the Board of County
Sikes said the first court was held
Oct. 17, 1785. That day, the minutes
showed, the court ordered "Jasper
Cox, orphan, 12 years old on the 15th
of last June bound (as an) apprentice
to Nicholas Sandlin, until age 21 to
learn the trade of shoemaker and to
read and write and cipher as far as
the rules of three."
That court 200 years ago also
ordered the clerk to furnish
"Thomas Carroll, orphan and son of
Thomas Carroll, deceased, who
proved himself to be 21 years of
age" with records of the elder
In a related matter, Sikes told the
board he has collected $1,667.46
toward the cost of a monument for
the courthouse square to honor
veterans of all wars of the United
States. The board approved another
$1,000. Sikes is attempting to raise
$10,000 for the project.
In other business, the commis
sioners approved transfer of
$703,503.77 in school construction
funds from the county to the board of
(duration. They cautioned the school
administration u> keep unused por
tions of this money invested to obtain
The commissioners appropriated
$1 ,106,000 tast spring for construe
tion a( James Kenan High School.
The project now is in the planning
stage. Supt. L.S. Guy said some
money would be required soon to pay
for a topographical map of the
The board approved striking from
the record SI.035 in ambulance bills
because the patients had moved 1
from the county and S3.070 because
the uncollected bills were more than
three years old ? beyond the statute
of limitations. The bills involved 12b
The board re-appointed Tom
Rabon of Warsaw and Calvin Turner
of Albertson to the mental health
board for four-year terms. Turner is
a county commissioner.
Tyndal Lewis of M^David Asso
ciates reported $91,000 of a tornado
aid grant has bten spent on 11
families. The grant financed re
building of four homes, purchase of
five mobile homes and relocation of
two renters. *
Rep. Wendell H. Murphy ot
Duplin County has been appointed
| by Speaker Lis ton B. Ramsey as
co-chairman a special committee
to study the problem of leakage and
water contamination for under
ground storage tanks.
To be condiftted by the legislative
research commission, (he study will
include the nature and extent <>f the
problem and whether legislation is
Murphy, a Rose Hill agribusi
nessman, Is chairman of the House
Health Committee. He represents
Duplin and Jones ccwnhes i? the
10th House District.
Money For Gym
The Warsaw Gymnasium is in
good condition, but would be even
better with about $50,000 in reno
vations, Steve Moore told the
Warsaw Town Board last week
The gym was built by the Works
Progess Administration in the 1940s
and board members questioned if
the building was in good shape. The
gym was once part of the former
Warsaw High School, which has
been torn down.
Moore, chairman of the town's
Recreation Commission, said the
gym was inspected and the founda
tion and pillars are good. "They just
don't build a building like that
anymore," Moore said.
Work is needed on the floor and
vinyl siding would improve the
exterior, he said. The commission
also wants to build an addition that
could be used by small groups. Now,
if a small group such as an exercise
class wants to use the gym, the
entire building, whi^h .j, uninsu
lated, must be heated.
Moore said the commission's
proposals would cost about $50,000.
The commission would raise funds to
equal money provided by the town
The board told him to present cost
estimates at the next board meeting.
In other business, the board
agreed to sell one of two town
owned lots advertised for sale.
The board accepted a $4,000 bid
from Dwight Smith for a lot at Hill
and Railroad streets. Smith owns a
dry cleaning business next to the lot.
Commissioner Billy Kennedy was
the only one to oppose the sale,
saying the bid was not high enough.
The town acquired the land when
the American Legion moved a
building off the lot and gave the
property to the town.
Two bids for a lot at N.C. 117 and
North Street were rejected. Esther
Hurst, who owns a motel that adjoins
the lot, bid $8,500. Commissioner
Graham Hood was the only one who
voted to accept the bid.
Martha and Bobo Potter bid
$6,000 for the lot.
The tax value of the lot is at
$8,160. Several years ago, the Town
Board used about $12,000 in Com
munity Development Block Grant
funds to buy the lot and a burned
house on it. The house was torn
The Town Board reappointed
members to two boards. Reappoint
ed to the Alocholic Beverage Control
Board were Roy Barwick, J.G. Henry
and Marvin Sutton. Keeping seats
on the Board of Adjustments were
James Martin. Brvant McKiver,
Matthew Leondiries, Doubtas Pig
ford and Everett Westbrook.
Although board members liked the
idea, they tabled a money-saving
proposal from Town Clerk Alfred
Herring who requested $3,500 to buy
a base station and two walkie
talkies for the town's water system.
Herring said water meter readings
from the field could be transmitted
from the field to Town Hall where a
worker could immediately compare it
to the previous reading. Now, the
process involves comparing two
Herring said tht walkie-talkie
system _ould save i s $3,500 cost in
six ? ontls. The commissioners
asked Herring to report back after he
got another bid for the system.
a ? ?
i ne uupttn county Hoard 01
Education approved a plan last week
to coordinate the schools' health
curriculum with several service
agencies in the county in an effort to
combat health problems facing chil
School Superintendent L.S. Guy
outlined the plan to improve the
schools' role in dealing with child
abuse, respiratory problems, after
school child care and other health
The plan would set up a coordi
nated effort among the school sys
tem, the Duplin County health,
social services, and mental health
departments, the Goshen Medical
Center and Vocational Rehabilita
Guy said representatives of those
agencies are willing to meet with
school officials and allow students
needing help to be referred to them
ahd to provide information that goes
beyond what is already covered in
the school system's own curriculum.
The school system teaches state
approved health and living courses
in grades kindergarten through 12.
"Teachers are not trained to the
same degree as specialists are," Guy
said in requesting the coordinated
Also, the board voted to change its
regular meeting time from 8 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. beginning with its next
meeting Nov. 5.
The board also heard an update
from Bill Brown of the N.C. Depart
ment of Education on results of
school testing programs.
CHINESE GOI.DEN DRAGON ACROBATS