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vamfc mfaN nothin? to this man who has been the object of widespread controversy
during rtX montts. Coy Duval, of Formy Duval, sits “astride the fence” on the question, as “the Iqui£e oftte Waccamaw,” justice of the peace perennial and operator of the roadside coun try store at Shallotte, N. C. The waters of the Waccamaw are visible through the trees. Mystery Still Shrouds Issue Of The ‘Formy’ Off Duval By PHILL WRIGHT, State Editor Every argument has at least two sides. Apparently some controversial issues have more than two angles—some only speculative—but many of them presenting really debatable factions. Brother Coy Duval, “The1 Squire of Waccamaw” Shallote’s sage of the roadside country store of whom hundreds of words have been welded, appar ently still poises the query “what’s in a name?” His ancestors started the whole thing, and since his pic ture appeared in newspapers throughout the state a month ago, Brother Duval (or Formy Duval) he, at 78 years, and I have been deluged with ques tions: verbal and wirtten: “Why are the Duvals not Ror my duvals anymore?” The would-be, stop - the-issue once-and-for-allers say: Salutation: ? “Regarding your article m (such and such a paper) ‘why the Duvals are not Formy any more.’ ” “Many years ago, A. M. Bov lan told 'me that the family name was originally, “original ly, mind you; “Deval, or De vaal.” When the first settlers came to this country, a few of them bought or were presented (a gift?) farm land. “The tenants (working men) or slaves called them “Farmer Deval’’. As time went on and the cider ones died, the name was pronounced Formy Devat and ultimately reverted to the original Deval”. This fellow is the best of the hundreds wanting the truth. He injects the full formula. See? His version goes on: “This Mr. Boylan (such form) was wedded to a Miss Formy Duval. He used to be in the shoe bn- ness here (in Wilmington) I Ih’nk with Freeman, and' he Give your concrete block home distinctive charm with Bondex. Beautify as you seal out moisture. Easy to brush on. Low in cost. 51b. pkq. makes about $100 ~ one qallon, white #“ (colors slightly higher) • Get Your BONDEX Color Chart from... Atlantic Faint & Varnish Co. Jacobi Hardware Co. 615 So. 17th St. 111-113 So. Front St. Becker Builders Supply Co. Shaw Pt. & W. P. Co., Inc. 312 Surry St. 316 N. Front St. Oregg Brothers 102-110 Market St. L j ! (.ItEGG BROS. Distributors Of B O N D E X 110 Market St. Dial 9655 PROMPT DELIVERY ON Jaeger 60 Cu. 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I could see him as lie took time out to take another dip of snuff from his “mop-size” tooth brush, and I could hear the line operator bristling under the sus pense (she had another emer gency call on the line) but not to be outdone, Brother Duval and I mutually agreed, once and for all to settle the matter. About this time, however I could hear him saying good morning, and “something for you,” as he turned to wait on another customer. But, “ring me back some time or come by and I’ll show you my records on the matter,” he invited. The word “hara-kiri” literally means stomach cutting. The Japanese prefer the word “sep puku” meaning honorable death. RETURNED PASTOR (Continued from Page One) asserted that “personally, I expect to see this situation boomerang in Russia. It did on Hitler. The opporessed masses of Europe, mindful that Rus sia is most responsible for their continued misei'y, may turn upt>n the communists and destroy them.” The clergymen generally de plored the moral temptations to which immature American troops are exposed in Europe. Dr. Beers said that “the ex tent of the use of alcohol as liquor is appalling” and that the rate of venereal disease “is fraught with evil consequences for the future of America.” He said the average age of troops in one regiment was 19 years. Dr. Ockenga, deploring the “moral debacle of the German people,” said that in order to get food, clothing and shelter “the German will sell his soul.” City Briefs Alumini of Lees - McRae college in this section were advised yesterday that a campaign has been launched this month to raise funds for the construction of a student center as a memorial to men and women of the school who served in World War II. The Wilmington divisional meeting of the Woman’s Mis sionary Union of the Bap tist State Convention will be held at the First Baptist church in Clinton Friday, according to word received here yesterday. Henry Rehder, Wilming ton, will be among the com mentators who will be on the program of the school of design to be held this week at Charlotte in connec tion with the annual conven tion of the North Carolina State Florists association. Revival services of the C a r o 11 n|a Beach Baptist church will continue through October 8, Rev. Ben B. Us sery pastor of the church has announced. Services are be ing held each evening at 7:30 o’clock with Rev. James S. Potter pastor of the First Baptist church of Statesville as the evangelist. The music is under the direction of the Rev. Charles Burchette of Bladenboro. The first October meeting of the city council will be held Wednesday. Several changes in the zoning ordi nance are among other mat ters on the agenda. Adult classes in foods and nutrition, home improvement interior decoration and cloth ing and textiles will be open ed soon at Williston Indus trial school, with registration to be held Wednesday from 7 to 9 p. m. in the clothing laboratory at the school. Rally Day will be observ ed today the Carolina eBach Community church Sunday school, with each member asked to bring someone else to school at 10 o’clock this morning. Obituaries ROBERT EWARD WESSELL Funeral services for Robert Edward Wessell, one-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Wes sell, Jr., who died Saturday af- j ternoon in the Babies hospital i following a short illness will be j held Monday morning at 111 o’clock from the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Walter B. Freed officat ing. Interment will follow in Oakdale cemetery. He is surviv ed by his parents and one brother, C. B. Wessell, III. VIRGINIA C. BRUNJES Infant Virginia C. Brunjes, two months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Brunjes, died at James Walker Memorial hospital Friday morning at 11:30 o’clock. Funeral services were held yes terday afternoon at 1 o’clock from Yopp Funeral home. The Rev. Walter B. Freed officiated and interment followed in the family cemetery near Jackson ville. She is survived by her parents, one sister, Linda; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Brunjes, all of Carolina Beach. MRS. SALLIE JONES HOPE Mrs. Sallie Jones Hope, 69, wife of John T. Hope, died Fri day afternoon at her residence in Clinton aiter a short illness. Mrs. Hope is surrived by her husband, two sisters, Mrs. J. A. Anderson of Faison and Mrs. J. C. Ezzell of this city; three brothers, S. O. of Faison, J. E. of Turkey, and J. I. Jones of Rishlands; two daughters, Mrs. C. D. Bouham of ti!is city, and Miss Eva Hope of Clinton; four sons, T. J. Paul, N. E. all of Clin ton, and R. F. of Wilmington, Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the Bethany Free Will Baptist church with the Rever ends George Johnson and A. C. ' Wheeler officiating. Interment followed in the church ceme tery. NORWOOD BANNERMAN BURGAW, Oct. 4, — Funeral services for Norwood Bannerman 15, fatally injured yesterday when a car in which he was riding turned over, will be held tomorrow afternoon from Hope well Presbyterian church with the Rev. P. L. Lewis officiating, church cemtery. Members of the football squad of Burgaw High school, of which young Bannerman was a member, will act as honorary pallbearers. KINCHEN K. NYE WHITEVILLE, Oct. 4—Funeral services for Kinchen K. Nye, 72 who dropped dead of a heart at tack Friday afternoon at Bolton, will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. from Shiloh Methodist church The Rev. W. L. Freeman will be assisted in conducting the rites by the Rev. Gaston Hester of Bladenboro and Rev. J. M. Car roll of Wilmington. Interment will follow in the church ceme tery. Mr. Nye, a Bolton farmer and active church worker was strick en suddenly and died at 1:30 p. m. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. C. Doucette of Norfolk, Va-, Mrs. Wade Hobbs of Wilson, and Mrs. Rachel Lanier of Hope well, Va.; a brother, J. C. Nye of Bolton with whom he resided; three sisters, Mrs. Katie Thomp son of Spindale, Mrs. Madie Han cock of High Point and Mrs. Laura Reeves of Columbia, S. C., and four grandchildren. BARCEY WARD TABOR CITY, Oct. 4. —Barcy Ward, 49, of the Mollie section i of Coumbus county, died at his home Thursday night. Funeral services were held Sat urday afternoon at 2 o’clokk at the Bethel Methodist church where Mr. Ward was a member. Interment followed in the Bethel cemetery. The Atlantic Coast Line male chorus, under the direc tion of E. D. Clark, will make their first appearance of the current season on the Voice of Wilmington broad cast over WMFD at 1:30 p. m. today. The chorus will sing, Bell of St. Mary and the Lost Cord. The official transfer of the 1947 city and county tax books prepared by the county auditor for the city-county tax collector will be effected tomorrow at the weekly meeting of the board of coun ty commisioners. * Six Months Later They’re Smiling MmwpBw— 18838 DONNA JEAN AND SHERRIN DEANE SMITH (or maybe it’s the other way around) smile for the photographer on their first birthday. Twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Smith, 7 South 13th street, the cate twosome stopped traffic on Chestnut street last Mother’s Day when they were lying in the back of their dad’s car, each battling with a bottle. Today they don t mind the audience at all._' ____ John Sikes Uses Up The Vice Versas (Continued From Page One) “At last,” Mr. Seiter told me just last week, “I’ve found a place on my farm dry enough to walk in without hip boots.” I take it that if Mr. Seiter has found such a place there must be dozens of such places in this area, maybe thousands. I starred out to say though, be fore I became fascinated with the excess of clauses and phrases that just naturally clacked from this typewriter, that a couple of weeks ago I got downright seri ous with Dr. Hess. I cornered him in his office in the Customs House sprawled among his charts and graphs and doo-hickies he uses to brew the weather. “Looka here, Bud,” I says to him not even showing him the deference his title of U. S. States Meteorologist for the Wilmington Area seems to warrant. “Look-a here, I got about 2,COO or 10,000 farmers on my hands over here in the Wallace area who’re try ing to realize something from the hard work they’ve put into their tobacco this year.” I took a firmer seat on Mr. Hess’s desk and glowered at him squarely in the eye. “T-hehe farmers,” I went on— as I do on and on and on, “have been struggling with this tobac co every since last winter when you connected snow flurries and cold rains. They went right on through the summer when you tapped your sweat-streaming brow and brought forth gushes of rain. They practically mildewed through the early Autumn dank ness and couldn’t get their to Daccos in any Kina oi oraer so they chuld get decent prices out of them. You’re practically ruin ing these boys who have to work 13 months every year just to make tobaccos so’s you and your kind can have expertly blended cigaretts and pipe tobaccos to smoke. “When,” I demanded in a tone of voice that practically had Mr. Hess shivering with both the heat and humidity high, “when are you going to get your stuff together and do right by our farmer boys?” That was a couple a weeks ago. My righteous anger must have had its effect on Mr. Hess. He cringed in his swivel chair and said as follows: “I promise you that the rainy season is just about over and we’ll soon be having some of those champagney, crystal, clear ,bracing, crisp, pepperizing Oc tober days.—Probably.” I forgave Mr. Hess the “Prob ably”. He would have been tossed out of the USMEC, Local No. 144 653 (United States Meteorological Experts Caucus, Local No. Ect.) if he hadn’t added that “Prob ably”. And I forgive him his incle mency with the weather in earlier days this Fall and Summer. He did come through with those per fect October days. And farmers in New Hanover are farming again, probably growing new Hanover Salad, and radishes, and such-like. I under stand even the fishing rodeo boys are able to find a place to cast their baits upon and into the waters. as tor me, t m happy because our farmers in this area finally are getting some decent money for that tobacco they spent 13 months to make. Starting last Monday the buyers on the Wal lace Market fell all over them selves to pay real money for the offerings of my farmer friends. Where they’d been paying $55 and $58 per hundred for tobac co they paid $59 to $61. (The stabilization . Corp., and semi - governmental agency for pegging tobacco prices, pick up lots of baskets for as high as $68.) But the buyers didn’t stop at the top grade tobaccos. They reached • into their tills and brought out dollars that caused them to pay from $2 to $10 more per hundred for common and medium grades of tobacco. And since there’s lots of these in ferior grades in the country this year higher prices for the in'ce tweens helped our farmers more than the big prices for the top tobaccos. What is more, buying spree the boys started on last Monday con tinued right on through the week and when sales closed yesterday they were just as strohg as when they started their' bullishness. If you want figures, the Wal lace Market—I can’t help putting in the plug that it has proven to be tops among all flue-cured mar kets—had sold 8,167,120 gross pounds through Friday for the season and 8,870,626 net pounds. (Explanation: Gross pounds in clude resales, namely, poundage of tobacco that has been sold | more then once on the market. Net sales represent the actual amount of producers tobacco that has been placed on the ware house floors and sold.) I haven’t got the exact figures on averages for the season but these run to about $43 or $44 per hundred for the entire season. 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