AiBc Operates between
»oro and Morehead City
trackage of the Atlantic &
Carolina fiailroad Company,
is owned largely by 'the
of North Carolina. ' -.
Interstate Commerce Com
n after two years of burea
boondoggling finally per
mitted the transfer of the owner
ship to Southern this spring but
tacked annoying conditions on the
pemmssion and refused . to ap
prove the lease yt the government
owned trackage between Camp Le
jeuhe ahd Cherry Point Marine
basis by Southern. _
-The jtetla»tic cpast Line ftaihroad
bitterly opposed the Southern, pur
chase and lease of the Ravine
Corps line, contending that it ACL
would severly suffer if the trans
fer were approved.
.Southern already operates the
State-owned line between Goldsboro
and Greensboro and its own lines
extend throughout the Southeastern
United States, connecting with the
Mississippi and Ohio Valleys and
the Gulf S|kes area. This trans
fer for the first time gives North
Carolina a direct Class I rail ser
vice from the ocean to the mptm
16 TRENTON, N.C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1957 Vi
of Kinston route
charged with stealing a
ear and Arlester Whitfield of Kin
ston route one and Levi Roberts of
Trenton route one are accused
helping him in indictments issui
Saturday night in Kinston.
The trio was found wth the cpr of
Billy C. White. Whitfield had been
discharged Saturday morning from
, the prison department and'got back
t. in Jail before managing to get
t;.feome. .. ^ -W
« In a preliminary hearing before
r Judge Emmett Wooten in Kinstort
' 'Thursday Foskey wee bound over
| under $2,500 bond for trial at the
October ; term of Lenoir County
jfe Superior Court but the court found
no probable'‘cause as to. Whitfield
; amjl dtoblrfs and ordered their re
: lw». ' . •'
Constable Nabs Load
Constable Jack Howard early
Saturday morning stopped a truck
between Ervin's Crossroads and
;Old Pink Hill and the driver fled,
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150,000th Telephone on Wednesday
A significant milestone btVtfie
progress of Carolina Telephone and
Telegraph Company was passed
September 4th as the 150,000th
telephone of the firm wqs installed.
Only five years ago, the rapidly
expanding company celebrated in
stallation of its lOO.OOQth telephone
and two. years ago installed its
125,000th' telephone. "
Fittingly, the historic telephone
went Into the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. C/West, Jr., who live some
two miles northeast of Trenton in a
rural area. For it is in such rural
homes as this that the company
has beep concentrating its efforts
in recent years to provide telephone
service; The handsome new green
telephone installed in the West
home mariced completion of ah
$8,900 rural project in Jones Coun
ty to provide telephone service to
some 18 rural applicants in that
area. ' • ,x
Attending brief ceremonies at
the Wjest home to mark the occa
sion, in addition to Mr. and Mrs.
West, were former State Senator
John Larkin of Trenton, State Re
presentative John Hargett of Jones
County, R S. Oliver, local tele
phone manager, and W. E. Mar
shall, district commercial mana
ger of the telephone company’s New
Despite the phenomenal increase
in telephones ra|jjte by the tele
(a‘ 50 per cent increase)7 its ' in
vestmentha* increased front
$36,600,000 in 1952 to $75,100,000 4s
of July 31 which is a $130 per cent
increase. Inflation and the result
ing increased cost of doing busi
ness is the guilty1 party. It jtist cost
more today, and considerably more
at that, to provide additional tele
phone service. ,
Complimentary words were made
by those 'attending the Carolina
Company’s 150,000th telephone cere
mony. The company’s rural pro
gram this year has resulted in the
gain of nearly 4,000 rural telephones
in pastern Carolina. During 1956,
the cqmpany gained oyer 12,000
telephones. Of this all time high
record, nearly one-half are rural
leaving behind truck, 2500 pounds
Of sugar, 800 pounds of meal and
660 empty fruit jars; which were
net believed intended for preserv
ing peaches. The truck was regis
tered in the name of Guy Lee Rid
dick of La Grange route-two, who
has riot yet come forth to claim
Mr. and Mrs. West thanked the
telephone company representatives
for the privilege of having the
company’s 150,000th telephone in
stalled in their home and were most
enthusiastic about the benefits they
will teap from having a teleohone.
Over 100 rural projects, many
larger than this one, have b?en or
are scheduled for completion by the
company during 1957.
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Irresistible Force, Immovable Object
This picture shew* on* result of
the "Irresistible Force Meeting The
Immovable Object". Russell May
of the Northwestern End of Jones
County is holding a pair of sweet'
Each decided to occupy the tame
space, and at the same time. Re
sulting in one surrounding the
says this "may" have
• There are' the "old and new7*
Shady Grove Methodist churches in
Upper Jones County where Satur
day af 5:00 p. m. Chinquapin Town
ship citizens will receive the $350
first prize won ini the "Finer Farm"
contest this year because of the
splendid job done by many of them
in'improving the soil and water
uses on their, terms.
Soil Conservation officials E. B.
Garrett of Raleigh, R. P. Moore
of Goldsboro arid R. Lee Fordam,
Charlie Davis and V. L. Pollock of
Jones County will be on hand for
§ Tmm two pictures sne*r • snwli
§; perl of tfw work currently under*
| ,wy «q Bmvw Creek in Upper
|.v4»N*e*'County. At ripht i* the be
1ginnmg of_ttt* project at tra lira
, batwsan' Th* Taft' Pollock ;JP*»f»
and AIII* .Taylor's Pam. This
cloaning out- of this major tlrain
1 : ...
proving me drainage system for
several hundred more acres of fend
,in Lower Lenoir and Upper* Janos
counties. It ■’ * *?V' '
FaB Festival Program
For September 28th
Hw P®A erf the Mpysville Ele
Schooimet Monday after
noon at the school with a large
number of the parents and tcr.ch
President Mrs. C. D. Smith pre
sided over the meeting. A short de
votional was given by the fifth
■grade teacher; Mrs. Little.
During the business meeting it
was agreed to boost membership
fees from a quarter to fifty cents.
The meeting time was changed
frsim the second Monday night in
each month to the afternoon of the
The main item for discussion
was the Fall Festival which was
set for September 28th. Mrs. Har
old Mattocks was appointed as
chairman of the festival, with Mrs.
Henry Mills and Mrs. Robert Buck
Mrs. Wobert Moore was nominat
ed as Publicity chairman and Mrs.
Robert Buck as Hospitality Chair
Mrs. Allen’s third grade room
received the room count.
Veteran Board Has
Shakeup Friday And
Boosts Local Man
Bert Edmundson, regional direc
tor of the North Carolina Veterans
Commission at Kinston, was named
acting state director Friday at a
meeting of the Veterans Commis
sion in which both the director and
assistant director were fired.
John L. Kallam of Mewborne's
Crossroads in Upper Lenoir Coun
ty, a member of the commission,
said the dismissal of the two top
'men in the department came from
repeated refusal on their part to
settle personal differences.
. Edunundson, a na«v«dr“5nbw
■Hall, has previously served as as
sistant director, but returned to
this area three years ago due to
sickness in his family. The Kin
ston office under his supervision
serves veterans in Jones, Onsiow,
Carteret, Pamlico, Pitt, Greene
and Lenoir counties.
Poland China Hog
Show and Sale to be
In Kinston Monday
Monday the North Carolina
Poland China Hog Breeders’ As
sociation is holding its annual show
and sale in the arena of the Lenoir
County Livestock Development As
sociation south of Kinston on the
Pink Hill Highway.
Forrest Waller of Kinston, sec
retary-treasurer of the Association,
reports that more than 40 of the
finest breeding stock available will
be in the show and sale.
The show will begin'at 9:30 Mon
day morning and the sale ill be
held at 1 in the afternoon.
Both bred and open gilts along
with boars of the finest Poland
China breeding will De in the sale.
Waller reminds that this is an
exsellent opportunity for persons
desiring meat-type hogs to get
some of the best foundation stock
in the world.