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North Carolina Fair and some
what warmer today; generally fair
and warmer tonight. Saturday In
creasing cloudiness and mild with
chance of rain In mountains by
night.
VOLUME 4
Latimer Planning Big Housing Project In Dunn
Reed Continues
Fight To Get
Slash In Taxes
WASHINGTON (IP) Rep.
t Daniel A. Reed, staunch tax
cut advocate, will make a
last - ditch fight against
President Eisenhower’s plea
to hold corporation and ex
cise taxes at their present
high rates, his friends said
today.
The New York Republican, chair
man of the tax-writing House Ways
and Means Committee, has already
pone on record in opposition to ex
tension of the levies past their
April 1 reduction date.
Mr. E'senhower asked Congress
in his State of the Union message
(►Thursday to postpone for “another
year” the scheduled cuts in corpor
ate income taxes and excise levies
on certain items including liouor.
' \obacco, gasoline and automobiles.
Vie said this would Prevent a rev
i nue of 3 billion dollars.
• House Speaker Joseph W. Mar
tin Jr. (R-Mass.) admitted the OOP
House leadership would have the
“greatest difflcultv” in passing the
President’s proposal.
STIFF BATTLE
Reed, who waged a stiff battle
p»ainct, extension of the excess pro
fits tax last year, would not com
ment directlv on the President’s
recommendation. But he indicated
he was in no hurry to act on that
impart of the administration program.
Meanwhile, an Influential mem
ber of Reed’s committee offered a
politically appealing compromise
which might break the deadlock
looming between Reed and the Pres
ident.
Rep. Richard M. Simpson (R-Pal
proposed ah extension of the pre
sent overall 52 per cent corporate
tax rate, but with a shift in nor
mal and surtax rates to give small
corporations a tax break at the ex
pense of larger corporations. Net
loss in revenue would be about 300
million dollars he said.
Concert Here Will
;>Spotliaht Bands
A font-high school band clinic
will end here tomorrow evening
at eight o'clock with a concert
bv a select band of around 75
pieces, Harold Grant. Dunn Band
Dlrrctor said this afternoon.
The concert will climax a two
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Former Missionary
Will Speak In Dunn
The Rev. David A. McLean, re
turned missionary from the Bel
gium Congo, and friend of the Rev
Richard Gammon—both from Da
vidson College davs and from
Seminary work in Richmond, Va.,
will be guest speaker at the Dunn
Presbyterian Church Sunday morn
ing and evening, Rev. Gammon an
nounced today.
Rev. McLean was a missionary in
the Belgium Congo from 1945 un
til 1953, with one year leave at
which time he returned to the U. S.
Before the services at the Dunn
Smith Sets Record
With New York Life
A. B. Smith, Jr., local agent for
the New York Life Insurance Com
pany, has qualified for the com
pany’s Top Club Council for 1953,
and will among agents honored by
thfe company fit a banquet at the
Hbtel Waldorf-Astoria in New York
Tuesday night.
Announcement of Mr. Smith's
Outstanding sales production record
Iwas made here today by Erwin T.
Ridgeway, Jr., manager of the
Raleigh district.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith will leave
for New York on Sunday and will
remain there for several days. He
mrill attend the installation ceremo
*nies for the New York Life’s new
officials.
Mr. Ridgeway said Smith ended
the year among the company’s top
200 agents. The company has more
than 5,000 agents.
LED DISTRICT AGAIN
( In addition to qualifying for the
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TELEPHONES: *ll7 • 111*
GUTTED BY FIRE The one story frame
house (pictured above), located at 801 E. Edger
ton, was gutted around 12:45 this afternoon when
a faulty flue set the building on fire. The home
was owned by Mrs. L. J. Best and occupied by
Furman McNeill. McNeill's wife snatched up a
Youth Is Acquitted Os
Rape By Harnett Jury
Methodist Men
To Hear Waite
Jim Waite, superintendent of the
Butner Youth Center, and an out
standing worker with youths, will
be guest speaker at a meeting of
the Methodist Men’s Club Monday
evening at 7:15, James Snipes an
nounced today. The meeting will
be held in the Fellowship Hall.
Snipes •said Waite will be brought
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Presbyterian Church, Rev. McLean
will be the speaker at the Baersville
HlllCrest Chapel at 10 o’clock Sun
day morning. He will return to
Dunn to be the morning speaker
at 10 o’clock and will speak again
Sunday evening at 7:30.
During the Sunday evening serv
ice, Rev. McLean will give time for
an informal question and answer
period, Rev. Gammon stated to
day. He will speak again Tuesday
evening at 7 o’clock at a dinner
meeting of the men of the church.
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DUNN, N. C., FRIDAY AFTERNOON. JANUARY 8, 1954
month-old Infant minutes before a slab of fire
fell, landing on the spot where the infant had
been lying. Howard M. Lee, secretary - treasurer
of the Fire Department, stated that an estimate
of the damage had not been made. (Daily
Photo)
Sherwood Barefoot, 17 -
year -old ninth grade stu
dent at Meadow High
School, was acquitted this
afternoon of all charges in
the alleged rape of pretty
Ruthlene McLamb, his 15 -
year-old next door neighbor.
A jury of all men returned
its verdict at 3(40 this after
noon after deliberating for
only about an hour.
■ HR • py
aSitet. Haps
SHERWOOD BAREFOOT
The verdict was announced in a
hushed courtroom, packed and jam
med with spectators who sat and
stood through three days of sensa
tional testimony.
Presiding Judge Joseph W. Par
ker made no comment on the jury’s
decision.
SPECTATORS APPROVE
However, a murmur of approval
swept through the spectators and
there was scattered applause, but
the judge quickly rapped, for or
der. ...
It was a tremendous victory for
Chief Defense Counsel Everette L.
Doffermyre. who refused to put on
defense witnesses but. staked his
chances with the Jury.
Doffermyre beamed with smiles
when’ the jury verdict was announ
sed and turned to congratulate, the
defendant. A number of spectators
rushed up to congratulate Doffer
myre, who was assisted by Attor
neys D. K. Stewart and J. Roscoe
Barefoot.
District Solicitor Jack Hooks, who
had demanded the death penalty,
was plainly angered by the
jury's verdict and immediately
drew a warrant charging Barefoot
with a new crime, carnal know
ledge of a girl over 12 and under
16.
Judge Parker set bona for the new
offense at $2,500. The case will be
called at the next court term.
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News Shorts
PANMUNJOM, Korea (W Lt.
Gen. K. S. Thimayya said today
that if the 21 unrepatriated Amer
ican prisoners will cooperate he
will give them another chance to
go home. Thimayya, Indian chair
man of the Neutral Nations Repat
riation Commission, said his guard
troops will conduct a “head count”
in the north camp, where 350 pris
oners who elected to remain with
the Reds now are held.
LONDON (IP European news
papers expressed hope today that
President Eisenhower was not just
“whistling in the dark” when he
said the West is taking the initia
tive in the cold war. Some papers
considered the President’s State of
the l-nion message a “cause for
confidence” in the free world, but
others expressed considerable skep
ticism about his views.
WASHINGTON <IP The Eis
enhower administration today was
embarrassed and disturbed over re
ports it was taking a “new look”
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Pepper Plant Calls
Meeting Os Farmers
Meetings will begin here Wed
nesday, January 13, to allow persons
planning to grow peppers for the
H. P. Cannon and Son Cannery, to
discuss terms and sign contracts,
Roy V. Tew Jr., field representa
tive, said today.
All meetings will be held at the
Dunn Armory beginning at 1:30,
HST Denies Statement , But
Transcript Doesn't Agree
WASHINGTON (IP Former
President Truman today denied ma
king the famous "red herring” re
mark widely attributed to him in
connection with the congressional
investigation of Alger Hiss.
The former President said a re
porter attending a Whitfe House
news conference In 1948 asked If
the action of the House Un-Amer
ican Activities Committee "was not
in the form of a red herring to cov
er up what the Republican admin
istration in the 80th Congress had
not done.”
"I said it might be.” Truman
said. "And that's where It aJI star
Federal Agents
Capture Three
For Bootlegging
Three men arrested near
several whiskey stills in the
vicinity of Dunn by Federal
officials yesterday, today
were bound over to U. S. Dis
trict Court under bonds of
SSOO each.
The defendants were listed as:
Edward Lee, 41, of Dunn, Route 2;
Matthew James Stevens, 35, Negro
of Faison and William Leech, 55,
Negro, also of Faison.
The three men reportedly were
captured near two 500-gallon sub
marine type stills and two 200-gal
lon aluminum pot stills.
Federal officers said that a total
of 1.200 gallons of mash were in
their possession.
Four other stills were destroyed
by the officers. These consisted of
two 200-gallon submarine type
stills and 300 gallons of mash, in
another section of Averasboro. A
400-gallon submarine type still was
found in Banner Township in John
ston County.
This still was not in operation
but 1200 gallons of mash had been
run off.
Assisting the Federal ATU agents
and Cumberland County ABC offi
cers in the raid was Constable Al
bert Jackson of Sampson County.
The defendants were given a
hearing here today before Mrs.
Mallie Adams Jackson, local United
States Commissioner, and (bound
over to the next term of Federal
Court in Raleigh.
Erwin Mills
To Sell Land 1
Erwin Mills announced today
through a real estate company of :
Winston Salem that all employees ;
of the company buying land in a
sale to begin Monday, at 9 o’clock,
will be given a 10 percent discount.
J. W. Ferrell Company, a large
real estate concern of Winston
Salem, announced that all employ
ees and tenants of Erwin Mills will
be given priority for a period of
three weeks, beginning Monday,
January 11 and ending Saturday,
January 30.
Full terms of the purchase will
be explained to employees on a
visit to the main office building on
15th Street in Erwin, the release
stated. The office will open for
sales at 9 o’clock. Monday.
The general public may also make
application to purchase any of the :
property offered for sale, subject to :
the purchases of the employees, the
real estate company announced. '
Property for sale has been sub- .
divided into large building lots,
small acreage tracts, and large farm
tracts, and will include several nice
homes, the announcement stated. A
large number of the farms will
carry a tobacco allotment it has
been reported. Most of the land is
on paved streets and highways.
Tew pointed out today.
In- order to facilitate registra
tion and signing of the contracts,
Dunn has been divided into four
areas, Tew pointed out. The sec
tions will be cut 'thru Dunn, East
and Wes’ by Highway 421, and
North and South by Highway 301.
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ted.”
“I never made any statement
that there was a red herring, al
though the Republicans when
they’re in power always try to cov
er up their mistakes by attacking
somebody or some Institution.”
CALLS PEARSON SOB
He made the statements during
a Aimed interview' at Kansas City
with columnist Drew Pearson, to
be used as part of a new' television
series starting next week. Truman
once described Pearson as a “liar”
and an "5.0.8.”
Truman also said Democratic ad
ministrations indicated Communists
FIVE CENTS PER COPY
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REP. SAM RAYBURN (D-Tex.), House Democratic Floor Leader, holds
the cake presented him on his 72nd birthday at a party in his Wash
ington office. The veteran Congressman expects the next year to be
one of the most active in his political career. (International)
Dunn Recreation
Group Appointed
Dunn’s recreation program came up for discussion
again last night when City Council began working on the
selection of members for the newly created Commission.
BULLETIN
City Manager A. B. Uzzle sta
ted this afternoon that the five
members of the newly created
Recreation Commission have been
selected and announced the nam
es of the list selected by City
Council. On the Commission will
be Wayne Justesen, Raymond
Cromartie, Mrs. Paul G. White,
Dr. C. B. Codrington, and A. B.
Johnson.
Five ex-officio members were
named last night as Council at
tempted to round out the Commis
sion before talk of an election to
sPt a recreation tax comes up.
Named last night were, J. Leon
Godwin, chairman of the Council’s
recreation committee: Grover C.
Henderson, newly elected president
of the Chamber of Commerce: Dr.
C. L. Corbett, chairman of the
Town School Board: Roy Lowe,
president of the Dunn Jaycees:
and Mrs. W. W. Carroll, president
of the Dunn Woman’s Club.
Ex-officio members will change as
the represented organizations elect
new' heads, it was pointed out.
During the discussion of the
Commission’d members. Council
temporarily declared an executive
sessions at the reauest of Citv At
torney I. R. Williams. Williams
pointed out that it would not be
fair to discuss names openly until
the five members are named.
STAGGERED TERMS
City Manager A. B. Uzzle was giv
en a list of 10 persons to contact
to select five members to the Com
mission. Terms of the members will
be staggered so the entire Commis
sion will not retire at one time.
The Commission will be allowed
to select its own chairman when
the group meets. Godwin will call
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working for the subversion of the
government "long before” Sen. Jo
seph R. McCarthy (R-Wts.) "ever
heard of a Communist.” He said
laws against subversion and espio
nage were passed during his ad
ministration and those of Presidents
Wilson and Roosevelt.
“I have never heard of any being
passed In the Republicans’ 12 years
between Wilson and Roosevelt,” he
said.
Truman was asked whether he
agreed with arguments “that Mc-
Carthy despite his methods is nec
essary to this country in order to
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r THE RECORD
GETS RESULTS
Dunn City Council
News Briefs
ATTEND MEETING Norman
J. Suttles, manager of the Dunn
Chamber of Commerce; Grover C.
Henderson, newly elected president;
and J. Norwood Stephenson, active
member of the Chamber, attended
a meeting of City Council last night
to discuss the Dunn recreation pro
gram. However, Council did not
go into the program fully.
WEATHER MAN Jim Reid,
radio man who appeared before
Dunn Council last night, is the fa
mous “weather man” heard each
morning over radio station WPTF.
TABLE IT Discussion of signs
in Dunn got a quick brush over last
night when Councilman B. A. Bra
cey told the members to wait until
after the elections. Bracey has sta
ted that he will not be a candidate
for re-election.
TAX FORECLOSURES Coun
cil voted last night to give City
Attorney I. R. Williams the go
ahead signal to take action on tax
foreclosures. Williams stated that
there are around 15 persons who
have taxes behind. Action will be
taken within the next 30 days,
Williams said.
NOT FOR POLITICS Ed Kirk,
WPTF radio man, told Mayor Ralph
Hanna in a joking manner last
night that he doubted that the new
TV program could do much to help
re-elect mayors.
ALLOWS 60 DAYS—W. B. War
ren. Dunn businessman, was told
last night by City Council that
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BULLETINS
BLADENBORO, N. C. (IP) Authorities today planned
to continue their hunt for the mysterious “vampire beast”
which has killed dogs near here and drained their bodies
of blood. Four packs of trained hunting dogs and hun
dreds of eager hunters have joined in the search for the
beast. Police Chief Roy Rores said yesterday that the hunt
for the animal had actually been hampered by the num
ber of hunters taking part
COLUMBIA, S. C. WV — A fire yesterday turned the
wedding plans of a young matron scheduled to be remar
mied today into funeral preparations. Mrs. Edna Dorris
Griffin was burned to death in a closet of her uncle’s Eau
Claire home as fire guttted the building.
Mrs. Griffin was apparently overcome as she attempt
ed to save her trousseau from the flames.
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NO. 25
Work To Begin
Monday On 25
New Units Here
C. T. Latimer, president of
Latimer, Incorporated of
Dunn, said today he will be
gin a $175,000 to $200,000
housing project on Joy
Street extension and High
way 421 next Monday.
In an announcement of plans,
Latimer stated that this will be the
largest such home building project
ever undertaken in Dunn. During
the past four years, the company
has constructed around 100 homes,
Latimer said. The new project will
bring the number to 125, he added.
Latimer appeared before City
Council last night to present a
petition requesting that the new
housing project and Joy Street ex
tension be taken into city limits.
Council unanimously approved the
request and City Manager A. B.
Uzzle began plans today to make
water and sewer lines available to
the new section of town.
INCLUDES 25 UNITS
The housing project will include
25 constructions with from five to
10 being at one time, and the entire
lot of homes to be completed in about
eight months, Latimer said.
Houses will be of the two and
three bedroom type with a value
ranging in the $9 to $12,000 brack
ets. However, the homes will be
sold for much less, it was stated.
Constructions will vary in style and
materials with some of brick and
wood, and others of wood only.
"I feel very optimistic for the
future of Dunn,” Latimer said, “if
I didn’t, I wouldn’t begin this proj
ect,” he added.
Previous constructions by C. T.
Latftner, Incorporated have in
cluded the building projects on W.
Divine extension and on Joy Street.
The site of the new homes to be
built within the next few months
was secured from Henry O. Shell.
ORDINANCE AMENDED
In order to accept the addition to
the tow'n limits, Council passed an
amendment to the subdivision or
dinance allowing land to come in
on one side of the street only, pro
vided the land coming in was
side of the street by another. The
owned by one person and the other
amendment was made necessary be
cause Latimer owns only part of
one 6ide of Highway 421. The or
dinance had required that sub
divisions added to the city limits
take in both sides of streets to
facilitate garbage collection.
City limits were extended to the
Old County Road last night with
Joy Street being extended to the
Road. The addition is also bordered
by Highway 421 and runs back down
the County road the length of two
lots. In accepting the addition, the
corner of Highway 421 and the Old
County Road was excepted be
cause Henry O. Shell declined to
sell that part of the property. The
lot is now occupied by a farm
tenant house, it was stated.
New Set Shows
Two Programs
At Time On TV
NEW YORK (IP) A television
manufacturer came up today with
a new TV set which will allow the
kids to watch a cowboy show and
the folks to see a different pro
gram at the same time.
The ALLEN B. DuMONT
Laboratories, lnc„ anveiled its
“Duoscopic receiver” as a solution
to the palor problem of conflict
ing TV tastes.
The Duoscope projects two
programs simultaneously on the
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