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Goldsboro centennial celebration : official souvenir program

Date: 1947 | Identifier: F264.G6 G64X 1947
Goldsboro centennial celebration : official souvenir program. [Goldsboro?, N.C. : Goldsboro, 1947] Commerical Printing Co.) 76 p. : port. ; 28 cm. Cover title. 1847-1947, one hundred years of progress and achievement, Goldsboro, North Carolina, October 5-11, 1947. more...
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GOLDSBORO CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
1847

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1947
One Hundred Years of Progress and Achievement
GOLDSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
October 5-11, 1947
OFFICIAL SOUVENIR PROGRAM--25c





THE CITY OF GOLDSBORO
NORTH CAROLINA

THANKS ALL OF ITS FRIENDS and neighbors for the many contacts, it and its citizens have ever had with them throughout its life of a century, January 15, 1847, to the present.

ESTIMATED POPULATION IN 1847— 100

ESTIMATED POPULATION IN 1947—28,000

AREA IN 1847— 123 ACRES

AREA IN 1947—2,963 ACRES





DEDICATION

To freedom from fear, to freedom from want, to freedom of speech, to freedom of worship and to peace on earth and good will among men, this book is prayerfully dedicated by the people of the City of Goldsboro in the County of Wayne, the State of North Carolina and in the United States of America, in humble thankfulness for their one hundred years of democratic life and progress.





KENNETH CLAIBORNE ROYALL

Kenneth C. Royall was born at Goldsboro, North Carolina, on July 24, 1894. He was graduated from the University of North Carolina with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1914 and from Harvard University Law School in 1917 with the degree of Bachelor of Laws. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternities. He served as an editor of Harvard Law Review, 1915-1917.

In May, 1917, he entered the Officers’ Training Camp at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Field Artillery Reserve on August 15, 1917. He was assigned to the 317th Field Artillery at Camp Jackson, South Carolina. On January 17, 1918, he was promoted to first lieutenant (temporary).

He attended the Field Artillery School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, from April until June, 1918, then returned to the 317th Field Artillery. He also attended the 81st Division Liaison School at Camp Jackson, South Carolina.

In August, 1918, he sailed for France with the 317th Field Artillery, serving overseas until January, 1919. Upon his return to the United States, he was honorably discharged on February 25, 1919.

In civilian life, he practiced law in North Carolina and in 1937 became head of the legal firm of Royall, Gosney and Smith at Raleigh and Goldsboro, North Carolina. He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the American Law Institute, and was president of North Carolina Bar Association, 1929-30.

He served in North Carolina State Senate in 1927 and was chairman of the Banking Committee.

On June 5, 1942, he was commissioned a colonel (temporary) in the Army of the United States and named Chief of the Legal Section, Fiscal Division, Headquarters, Services of Supply (redesignated Army Service Forces) in Washington, D. C.

In May, 1943, he was made Deputy Fiscal Director, Army Service Forces, Washington, D. C., and was promoted to brigadier general (temporary) on November 3, 1943. In April, 1945, he became Special Assistant to the Secretary of War, and on November 9, 1945, took the oath of office as Under Secretary of War, having been relieved from active duty the previous day.

On July 18, 1947, Mr. Royall was appointed Secretary of War by President Truman. His nomination was confirmed by the Senate July 19, 1947, and he took oath of office on July 24, 1947. Under the plans for the unification of the armed forces he was appointed Secretary of the Army, which duties he assumed September 15, 1947.

DECORATIONS

In November, 1945, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, with the following citation:

“Brigadier General Kenneth C. Royall performed exceptionally meritorious services from May, 1943, to November, 1945, in positions of great responsibility as Deputy Fiscal Director, Army Service Forces, and as Special Assistant to the Secretary of War. He rendered highly valuable assistance in organizing the office of the Fiscal Director and field installations furnishing fiscal assistance to the Army, as well as in the formulation and execution of basic policies and operational procedures. As Special Assistant to the Secretary of War, he undertook certain assignments requiring him to act for the Secretary and Under Secretary. He maintained contact with the Department of Justice in fraud cases involving war contractors, coordinated proposals for legislation and executive orders affecting procurement and related matters, and represented the War Department at Congressional hearings. In addition, he maintained liaison between the War Department and Congressional committees investigating various phases of procurement, supervised the selection of witnesses and presentation of evidence to these committees, coordinated visits of the legislative branch to War Department establishments, and recommended action designed to meet valid Congressional objections. In all his important assignments, General Royall discharged his responsibilities with great effectiveness, acting in the best traditions of the military service and bringing great credit to himself and the United States Army.”






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KENNETH C. ROYALL
Secretary of the Army of the United States]





THE
BANK OF WAYNE

Your Home Bank

GOLDSBORO — LA GRANGE





The Goldsboro Centennial Commission Inc.

Presents

The Mammoth and Beautiful

HISTORICAL PAGEANT SPECTACLE

“A CENTURY ON REVIEW”

- With A Cast Of 700 People -

The fascinating Story of

100 Years of Growth and Progress

MUNICIPAL BASEBALL PARK

Goldsboro, North Carolina

OCTOBER 5th Through 11th, 1947

Staged By

John B. Rogers Producing Co.

Fostoria, Ohio

Production Staff

LEHR M. KNOWLES—Business Executive

PAUL T. HAAGEN—Pageant Master

At The Organ

—MRS. SCOTT B. BERKELEY—





Same Location for 24 Years

CENTRAL LUNCH

“A Good Place to Eat”

BILL WILLIAMS

Owner

KNOX HATS

TOM R. BEST

Timely Clothes

119 E. Walnut St.


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WAYNE HATCHERY

Home of Quality Chicks

And

DEPENDABLE SERVICE

108-110 E. Mulberry St.

GOLDSBORO, N. C.

U. S. Approved Pullorum Passed





CENTENNIAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMANCOMPTROLLER-TREASURERSpecial Events Division
Mayor Scott B. BerkeleyRalph G. JonesHugh D. Waldrop, Chairman
EXECUTIVE VICE-CHAIRMANPublicity DivisionArch Hamil Associate Chairman
W. A. DeesHerbert Hulse, Chairman
SECRETARYNeil Joseph, Associate ChairmanHospitality Division
James W. ButlerM. E. Robinson, Chairman
Thomas O'Berry Associate Chairman
Finance DivisionSpectacle Division
J. D. Cooke, ChairmanVassie Balkcum, Chairman
Jack Timmons, Associate ChairmanClifton Britton, Associate ChairmanBUSINESS MANAGER
Lehr M. Knowles

INCORPORATORS OF THE GOLDSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, CENTENNIAL COMMISSION, INCORPORATED

Scott B. Berkeley, PresidentHerbert B. HulseFrancis W. Stanley
W. A. Dees, Vice-PresidentEmma R. EdwardsJames G. Johnson, Jr.
James W. Butler, SecretaryR. E. BryanD. H. Bland, Jr.
W. F. Algary, TreasurerRay ArmstrongC. S. Mintz
John W. Stone
A. B. SansburyMarvin L. SmootG. W. Rumbley
Henry BelkR. M. DavisLeah Lloyd Riggsbee

Latest Records“Gibson” Instruments
Albums of RecordsAccessories
Albums for RecordsSheet Music

For Your

MUSICAL NEEDS

VISIT

GOLDSBORO MUSIC COMPANY

221 N. John St.

GOLDSBORO, N. C.

Phone 1718

RCA FM Combinations and Radios
Majestic FM Combinations
RCA Table Model RadiosMajestic Table Model Radios
RCA Table Model CombinationsMajestic Table Model Combinations





SOUTHERLAND TAXI CO.

165 - PHONE - 165

“OLDEST AND MOST DEPENDABLE”

Founded 1914

Paul D. Southerland

Owner and Operator

Goldsboro, N. C.





GOLDSBORO MOTOR CO.

DODGE and PLYMOUTH

SALES + + + SERVICE

123 N. Center

Phone 316-J

Centennial Committees

FINANCE DIVISIONConcessions Committee:Jim Cooke
J. D. Cooke, ChairmanBilly Hooks, ChairmanHerbert Hulse
Jack Timmons, Associate ChairmanMickey E. McClennyC. W. Twiford
Walter C. DenmarkMrs. Fred Harrell
Official Program Committee:W. A. Allen, Jr.Charles L. Webster
John W. Stone, Jr., ChairmanMr. Walter L. Stansbury
Assisted by members of the Lions ClubGrandstand and Crowd Control:Chief H. T. Hines
C. W. Twiford, ChairmanJohn Southerland
Novelties Committee:Frank Remsburg
Frank L. Castex, Jr., ChairmanSPECTACLE DIVISIONMiss Grace Alexander
Mickey E. McClenny
S. H. HocuttVassie Balkcum, ChairmanMiss Katie Pierce
C. S. KorschunClifton Britton, Associate Chairman
Julian WestHistorical Committee:
J. P. Carlysle
Murray BordenTalent Committee:Mrs. N. A. Edwards, Chairman
Mrs. Charles P. Gaylor, ChairmanMrs. C. E. Wilkins
Queen Contest Committee:Mrs. George E. Bain, Co-ChairmanJ. H. Manley
David H. Bland, Jr., ChairmanMrs. Thomas O'BerryChas. Britt
John Dortch LewisMrs. W. Dortch LangstonMrs. Bela Wilson
J. T. Vinson, Jr.Mrs. H. BartholomewMiss Mary Emma Giddens
Miss Grace AlexanderMiss Thelma ChaseC. G. Smith
Willie B. BoykinC. S. MintzMary Moore Allen
Miss Lucille WhitleyBruce DukeHenry Belk
Clifton DanielsDr. T. M. Bizzelle
Advance Ticket Sale Committee:Earl Futrelle
W. B. Lawler, ChairmanRichard ReevesTraffic and Safety Committee:
Mrs. Leah Lloyd Riggsbee, Co-ChairmanMargaret Smith
Mrs. C. S. MintzHarry Morris, Chairman
Mrs. Beulah WorleyA. L. HodgesCorp. Parks Alexander
Mrs. Fred HarrellAlbert L. MixRoy Percise
Entire Membership of Business and Professional Woman's ClubFrank ClarkRoy Parker
O. F. DumasRobert Wolfe





WAYNE REALTY and INSURANCE CO., INC.

210 E. Walnut St.

Phone 159

COMPLETE REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE SERVICE

Tom M. FreemanD. H. Bland, Jr.
C. W. PeacockL. R. Worrell

BELL-STUART FURNITURE CO.

Complete Home Furnishers

Cash or Credit

229 N. John St.

Phone 1740-J

COMMUNITY MOTORS CORP.


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For

SERVICE

Phone 347

Goldsboro





CENTENNIAL COMMITTEES (Continued)
Bands and Parade Committee:Centennial Ball Committee:Museum and Historical Window Committee:
Henry T. Hines, ChairmanCharles P. Magoffin, Chairman
Lester GillikinGloria HarrisH. F. Lee, Chairman
W. A. StansburyArthur Allred
George S. DeweyR. E. StrothmanMuseum and Historical Window Committee
Berl KahnPaul W. Best
Clarence PeacockJ. W. Edmondson
June TaylorH. F. Lee, Chairman
Religious Participation Committee:Rachel Hemphill EdgertonCharles Britt
Rev. Leroy C. Trexler, ChairmanMrs. J. L. KingMrs. Bela Wilson
Mrs. Arnold B. EdgertonMiss Gertrude Weil
Speakers Committee:Louis HummellMiss Mary Emma Giddens
Rev. Leon RussellH. E. Duke, Jr.C. G. Smith
John C. GraingerMiss Mary Moore Allen
Fireworks Committee:Henry Belk
Setting and Details:Chief C. W. Howell, ChairmanDr. T. M. Bizzell
Capt. Charles SamsA. L. SanfordJames G. Johnson, Jr., Co-Chairman
Rev. Phil GriffinChief A. W. GurleyC. M. Avery
Special Days Committee:Sidney Meyers
Order of Service:W. Dortch Langston, ChairmanW. F. Algary
Rev. James M. McChesneyS. H. Hocutt
Rev. W. C. WilsonSquare Dance Committee:A. E. Hamil
Monroe Herring, ChairmanJohn Allen Farfour
Music:R. S. McKenzie
Rev. A. J. SmithPicnic Committee:B. R. Ward
Rev. Charles W. RiggsFred P. Parker, ChairmanLeonard Edwards
Rev. C. J. PeytonMrs. Frank AndrewsW. Borden Cobb
Rev. Rashie A. KennedyMrs. Laura K. SpicerMunroe Best
Mrs. Grover HoodJ. G. McCormick
SPECIAL EVENTS DIVISIONMrs. R. P. HolmesL. E. Bunch
Hugh D. Waldrop, ChairmanMrs. James RoseFrank Remsburg
Arch Hamil, Associate ChairmanMrs. Henderson IrwinDouglas Longwell

W. H. GRIFFIN & SON

“Your Warmest Friends”

COAL — FUEL OIL

From 1891 — 1947

Business Founded By the Late W. H. Griffin, Sr.,

In October 1891

Heating of homes and business places in Goldsboro in the early years of this business was done by fire places and stoves, using wood principally and a small amount of coal. Deliveries were made by horses and dump carts.

Heating of homes and business places in Goldsboro in the present is done by modern steam heating plants with thermostat control, space heaters and a few fire places. Fuels used today are coal and fuel oil. Deliveries are made today by modern automobile trucks and metered fuel oil delivery trucks.





PATE-DAWSON MOTOR CO., Inc.

Sales and Service

OLDSMOBILE

MACK TRUCKS

Phone 808

Goldsboro, N. C.

YOU ARE

ALWAYS WELCOME

At

BROWN DRUG CO.

130 E. Walnut St.

Phone 591

HUGHES RADIO LABS.

Specializing in

RADIO SERVICE

206 N. Center St.

Goldsboro, N. C.

Compliments

Of

PRINCE TIRE CO.

THE GENERAL TIRE

W. Walnut St.





CENTENNIAL COMMITTEES (Continued)
Midget Football GameBand Music CommitteeSpeakers Committee:
Al Paley, ChairmanJ. B. Thompson, ChairmanRobert Reaves, Chairman
Boy and Girl Scout Demonstration CommitteePUBLICITY DIVISIONHOSPITALITY DIVISION
Herbert B. Hulse, ChairmanM. E. Robinson, Chairman
Mrs. Jack HarrellNeil Joseph, Associate ChairmanThomas O'Berry, Associate Chairman
Mrs. Albert DonnellPress Committee:Reception and Homecoming Committee:
A. T. Griffin, Jr.Henry Belk, Chairman
Bert HawkinsMary Medley
Mannah ShragoTom VernonT. R. Robinson, Chairman
Lionel Wiel, Jr.Mrs. Paul Borden, Co-Chairman
J. H. CaudellPromotional Committee:Miss Mary Emma Giddens
John Crawford, Jr.Douglas Longwell, ChairmanC. G. Smith
Bruce DukeF. L. Manly, Jr.Mrs. C. E. Wilkins
Paul PittmanDistributive Committee:Mrs. G. C. Derr
Vernon HillRichard Ball, ChairmanR. A. Creech
Jack MeasleyB. J. BowdenMrs. Hattie Kornegay
Billy HowardVirgil LucasMrs. Charles Grainger
W. M. CravenW. G. Hood, Jr.Mrs. Henry Pike
Air Cavalcade Committee:Floats & Street Decorations CommitteeMutt and Baby Parade Committee
John Dortch Lewis, ChairmanRoy Parker, ChairmanMrs. E. E. Austin, Jr., Chairman
Gerald GrantB. G. StoweMrs. Howard Carroll
Tom R. BestKelly KornegayMrs. Ted Montague
Leonard EdwardsBruce Duke
Henry WeilRoy Parker, Jr.Mrs. Emma F. Lawler
Dr. Milton ClarkeLeonard EdwardsMrs. A. E. A. Hudson
George JohnsonGeorge RogersMrs. Albert L. Mix

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EXPERT REPAIR WORK

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PAINTING & UPHOLSTERING

GENUINE PARTS AND ACCESSORIES

SALES Nash SERVICE

Phone 1898-J

110 E. Ash St.

GOLDSBORO





COZART PACKING CO.

PACKERS OF FINE MEATS

Since

1927

—— LOCATED AT ——

141 North Center Street

GOLDSBORO

NORTH CAROLINA

Phone 643





CENTENNIAL COMMITTEES (Continued)

Housing Committee:Mrs. A. F. CarrereDr. T. A. Monk
Mrs. Freda LassiterDr. R. M. Bailey
Walter A. Stansbury, ChairmanMrs. Paul PittmanFloyd Barden
Mrs. W. F. NuferMrs. J. A. CarterEdwin Cox
Mrs. Henry BartholomewMrs. J. A. BooneClaude Foushee
Mrs. E. T. SanbornJ. K. Bridgers
Mrs. E. R. MichauxMake-Up Committee:Allen Harris
Sarah Alexander, ChairmanErnest McLamb
Construction Committee:Elwood Reaves, Co-ChairmanJ. W. Ward
Elton Warrick, ChairmanLouise YorkBob Wolfe
A. T. Griffin, Jr., Co-ChairmanVirginia KeeneLionel Weil
Gaynette SaulsS. D. Wooten
Pageant Costume CommitteeLillian Pate
Mamie Ruth SavageSound Committee:
Mrs. Sam C. Carr, ChairmanMary Olive GradyDaniel B. Trueblood, Chairman
Entire Oak Height Woman's Club Also—Betty DenmarkMarvin Sherard, Co-Chairman
Josephine JacksonCharles McGill
Mrs. W. J. HartonJoyce DowlinHenry Brown
Mrs. Jack RobertsJanie BartlettBobby Hill
Mrs. PriciseBarbara HoodHarold Aycock
Mrs. George RobertsWilliam Elmore
Mr. Dave WoodardProperties Committee:
Mr. Owens S. GinnRoy Parker, ChairmanTicket Sellers’ Committee
Mr. Linden HinesAlbert Handley, Co-ChairmanElizabeth Grant, Chairman
Mr. Sam JacksonBruce Duke, SecretaryTicket Takers’ Committee
Mr. H. StarttHerman WeilMrs. Eliza Cox
Mr. A. A. RobertsWalter Stansbury
Miss Margaret HowellMrs. W. P. KempUshers
Mrs. Dan TruebloodCedric EdgertonMiss Janie Ipock

We regret if we have omitted any names of committee members due to the fact that these names were not turned in before it was necessary for the program to go to press.

FRANCIS W. STANLEY

STANLEY'S FUNERAL HOME

TELEPHONETELEPHONE
1364281-J
GOLDSBOROMT. OLIVE





STEEL FABRICATORS

DEWEY BROTHERS, Inc.

Founders, Machinists

Mill Supplies

Telephone 1800

Goldsboro, N. C.

DUMAS-GIDDENS OIL CO.

Distributors of PURE OIL PRODUCTS

“BE SURE WITH PURE”

Phone 234

Goldsboro, N. C.





The Crescendo of Character

By MAYOR SCOTT B. BERKELEY

The history of Goldsboro parallels to a great degree the history of the 962 cities of the United States of America boasting a population of from 25,000 to 50,000 souls. The same spirit which brought into being the settlement out of which grew Goldsboro, we have found welling up in the hearts and minds of men who have promoted progress since time began.

The early pioneer was a man of vision, a man with dreams, who sought to better his condition and that of his fellow man, in the years ahead, by providing a better way of life for his children, his children's children and for those around about him. Since Time began to toll the fleeting moments of man's short sojourn on this orb of ours this noble urge has scourged him. Thus came the cabins along the Neuse in the region which later became Wayne County.

Here our forefathers found a kindly land of virgin forests, abounding in game, easy of access by water and challenging to their imagination. The soil was fertile and nature smiled upon it with an equable climate, plentious rainfall and sunshine such as must have bathed Eden itself. There was beauty in the landscape on every side, so little wonder, then, that here they remained and that here they began that march of progress which has been ever forward and ever upward.

Instinctively man is gregarious. He must have close communion with his brethren, so from this instinct from the scattered cabins here about the pioneers in this section of this great State began to cluster and there grew a little village which nestled itself comfortably in a hospitable nook of the Neuse just a short mile or so southwardly from the site of what is now Greater Goldsboro, later, and in the year 1787 to be named and known as Waynesborough, a village of one hundred and fifty souls, the County Seat of the County of Wayne, nurtured by the kindly commerce of the Neuse and fed from the fertile fields of our fair county. It was named thus in honor of that great Revolutionary General, “Mad Anthony” Wayne, whose valor brought victory over the British at Stony Point during our War for Independence.

The steam engine as applied to transportation over land was not known then though the stage coach was in use. But as time ticked on the pioneer spirit of a free people proposed the establishment of a railroad, the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, later and even now the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, which was to traverse the confines of our County and others in Tarheelia. In 1836 there came to this section of the State an eminent civil engineer, Major M. T. Goldsborough, who surveyed the right of way for this great railroad; and then and when the railroad was completed for a distance of one hundred and sixty one and one-half miles, the longest railroad mileage at the time

GOLDSBORO DRUG CO.

77 YEARS Of COMPLETE DRUG SERVICE

Phone No. 1

Since 1870






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“Shop At Sears And Save”

SIXTY ONE YEARS AGO—A man bought a watch. It was a good watch—better than he ever expected to own, at a price lower than he ever expected to pay.

The watch was bought from Richard W. Sears, founder of Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Today, the activities of SEARS ROEBUCK AND COMPANY constitute a vivid and enduring chapter in the drama of distribution.

Its eleven mail order plants, the newest at Greensboro, N. C., and 621 retail stores employ 120,000 men and women — serve millions of customers each year — furnish an outlet for millions of dollars worth of American made products. THE GOLDSBORO STORE was opened in October of 1939.

The primary objective of the company is—“To make available to the American home quality merchandise at the lowest possible cost through the medium of the mail order catalog, and the retail stores of the Company.

This has been done through quality products with these famous names. — CRAFTSMAN TOOLS, MAID OF HONOR KITCHENWARE, MASTER-MIXED PAINT, HOMART PLUMBING AND HEATING, ALL-STATE TIRES, BATTERY AND ACCESSORIES, SILVERTONE RADIOS, COLDSPOT REFRIGERATORS, FREEZER LOCKERS, KENMORE WASHING MACHINES, ELECTRIC STOVES, and other ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES, HARMONY HOUSE FURNITURE and Rugs.

“Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back”


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“Use Sears Easy Payment Plan”





THE CRESCENDO OF CHARACTER (Continued)

in the world, the people of Waynesborough, having migrated from the restfulness of the riverside to the place where the speed of steam would benefit them at the site of what is now Goldsboro, formed themselves into a body politic, sought legislative sanction and on January 18, 1847, by act of the General Assembly of North Carolina, were incorporated as the town of Goldsborough, North Carolina.

Then started the procession of progress by that band of brethren, our forefathers, consecrated to the proposition of peace and harmony, prosperity and plenty for all.

There followed, as naturally as the day follows the night, the establishment of our great churches; the erection of a school; the giving of sons and daughters to a life of sacrificial service to the city, the county, the state, the nation and the world.

It seems to be the fortune of mankind, certainly to this good hour, to fall prey to misunderstanding, passion and war; and in this regard the lot of our forefathers was not unique, for in 1861 Wayne County sent 22 Companies of her valiant sons into the smoke and fire of battle in the War Between the States. Goldsboro was not found wanting here, for she, herself, sent with the troops from North Carolina the Goldsboro Rifles and the Goldsboro Volunteers, who left their homes and firesides in time to take part in the defense of Fort Macon after Fort Sumter was fired upon.

In 1862 she opened her arms in full and complete hospitality to the families from New Bern and the coastal area when the coastal defenses fell into the hands of the Armies of the United States of America.

She suffered, too, for in 1863, in addition to the many losses to her phalanx following the flag of the Confederacy, her main artery of commerce, the Neuse River Bridge, over which passed the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, important because it connected the seaport of Wilmington and the Confederate Capital at Richmond, was burned and destroyed.

The fateful years of ’65 through ’69 were marked indelibly on history's tablet of memories by the Battle of Bentonville, which occurred 18 miles away, where Johnston intercepted Sherman on his march from South Carolina to Raleigh and which culminated, with other disasters to Southern Arms, in the surrender of Lee at Appomattox. Then followed the occupation of Goldsboro by a Federal Regiment which was quartered at the Old Fairground, and the period of reconstruction, all of which appeared as a deep, dark and threatening cloud covering that sun which was to shine again, to be obscurred for a time by the disastrous fires in 1869 and in 1871.

With the return of peace and her adjustment to the pursuits thereof, for the period from 1881 to 1917, Goldsboro saw the campaign for the graded school launched by J. A. Bonitz, Charles B. Aycock, F. A. Daniels and

SERVICE IS THE RENT WE PAY FOR OUR SPACE ON EARTH—LORD HALIFAX

HAVE YOU PAID YOUR RENT?

To Serve Goldsboro SupportBuy in Goldsboro
Your ChurchSell in Goldsboro
Your SchoolsBank in Goldsboro
Your Character-Building ClubsFinance in Goldsboro
Your Service ClubsBoost Goldsboro
Your Community Chest

To

Build A Better Goldsboro

John R. Crawford, Inc.

Hotel Goldsboro Corner

Insurance Service Since 1892






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Compliments

of

KEMP

Specialty

FURNITURE

COMPANY


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THE CRESCENDO OF CHARACTER (Continued)

Joseph E. Robinson. This was carried successfully. There followed the building of the State Hospital for the colored insane; the establishment of the electric light and water works plants, telephones, lumber mills, furniture factory, brick yards, machine shops, rice mill, ice factory, tobacco warehouses, and cotton mills. Then came the paving of the business streets. There followed the first automobile, the first movies, the first corn mill, a knitting mill, the gas plant, the Union Passenger Station, and the street car system.

Comes war again, and into the breach in the fateful years of 1917-1918, marched twenty-five hundred of Wayne County's finest to offer their lives and their all upon the altar of Democracy. Our losses during this dreadful conflict were 60 men killed from Wayne County and from Goldsboro. Their sacrifice is memorialized, not alone by the magnificent Memorial Community Building, but by the progress which their defense of democratic forms of freedom made possible, for from 1920 to 1940 the soil of their sacred homeland saw rise upon it the paving of residential streets, the establishment of the health and welfare departments; the consolidation of the public school system in the county; the establishment of a curb market for farm produce, and the erection of the Hotel Goldsboro and the Bank of Wayne, the removal of the railroad tracks from Center Street and a healthy growth of this metropolis of the county which they loved unto death itself.

A singer of sweet songs once said, “Where duty calls or danger be never wanting there.” December 7, 1941, found Wayne County's peaceful people and those of its County Seat, Goldsboro, shocked but unafraid. Many, many of her men had been called to the colors of the United States of America under the Selective Service Act months before that day of infamy. Others were immediately mustered. Seymour Johnson Field, originally constructed for use as a Municipal Airport, was occupied by the Army Air Forces, that Arm of Service having elected to name this Army Air Base after a gallant son of Goldsboro killed in line of duty while serving in the United States Navy in time of peace testing the fighting air equipment of our great Navy that others who followed in his foot-steps might fly and fight and live.

Six thousand sons of Wayne were called to duty under the colors of the American Union from 1940 to 1946. Goldsboro and Wayne County sorrowed and still sorrows for the fifty-five of those who did not return. Their memory like that of all of her men of all the wars she will ever cherish and with the index of the past as a guide to the future their valor will be immortalized in some fitting fashion as a light to guide the footsteps of those who follow them falteringly in the future, for so sanguine are our people.

Compliments

of

BIG BRICK WAREHOUSE

GOLDSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA





Compliments

ROBERT E. BRYAN

DISTRIBUTOR

Amoco Petroleum Products

Amoco Tires, Batteries, and Accessories

GOLDSBORO

FAYETTEVILLE

“Stations Throughout the Area to Serve You”

Compliments

BRYAN TRACTOR And EQUIPMENT COMPANY, Inc.

Your Dealer

for

Ford Tractors — Dearborn Implements

Diamond T Trucks

Crosley Automobiles

Mt. Olive Hwy. — Goldsboro — Phone 99





SEYMOUR FUNERAL HOME

AMBULANCE SERVICE

OVER 20 YEARS IN GOLDSBORO

Phone 1065

WORLEY TYPEWRITER EXCHANGE

All Makes of Typewriters Repaired

Phone 251

GOLDSBORO BOOK STORE

Center Street

50 Years

THE LEADING BOOK STORE

MUNICIPAL MILESTONES

EMMA R. EDWARDS

1700—John Lawson, English surveyor and historian, begins 1,000-mile journey along Neuse River and back country.
1701—Population of North Carolina (estimated) 5,000.
1709—First history of N. C. published by John Lawson. Monument on Wayne County Court House square later erected to Lawson's memory.
1710—Tuscarora Indians, living along Neuse, protest against seizure of lands and enslavement of their people by white settlers.
1711—First Tuscarora War; John Lawson captured and put to death at Cotechna (near Snow Hill) by Indians, who also captured but released Baron De Graffenried, founder of New Bern. Indians defeated with help of Col. Barnwell and South Carolina troops.
1712—Indians charge whites violated peace treaty signed the year before, and launch second war.
1713—End of Tuscarora Indian Wars; Indian prisoners sold as slaves. Snow Hill monument commemorates end of war.
1714—Tuscarora Indians migrate to New York State.
1750—White settlers along Neuse increasing in number, among them many Quakers.
1775—Only 1 in 30 could read and write. Revolution brewing.
1776—Ezekiel Slocumb led band of 80 Duplin Rangers to Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge, near Wilmington, where defeat of Tories and British marked first victory for American arms.
1776—Mary Slocumb (or Polly), wife of Ezekiel, dreamed at her home near Dudley that her husband was slain in battle; saddling her mare, she rode through the night 75 miles to the battlefield at Moore's Creek Bridge; finding her husband safe, she stayed to nurse the wounded. Monument at Dudley; remains of couple at Battlefield National Park, near Wilmington.
1779—Wayne County formed from western half of Dobbs County; eastern half became Greene and Lenoir. County named for Gen. Anthony Wayne, daredevil Revolutionary general, whose brilliant victory at Stony Point on the Hudson July 1779 was occasion for Congressional Medal of Honor and widespread tribute throughout nation. (Old Dobbs County Court House site at Bizzell's Mill, 12 miles east of Goldsboro; monument marks the spot).
1780—First Wayne County court held at home of Josiah Sasser on Little River. Population of Wayne County 5,000, one-fifth slaves. Principal trade: corn, cotton, tobacco, hogs, cattle, hides, and turpentine.
1782—Court House built at Waynesborough, county seat on north bank of Neuse.
1787—Waynesborough (also named for “Mad” Anthony Wayne) incorporated; boat landing on Neuse; population 150.
1787—First court held at county seat; punishments ranged from stocks and pillory to branding, whipping, and burning at the stake for slaves (Negro woman thus put to death in 1805 for poisoning four white persons).
1790—Population Wayne County 6,133, including one-fourth slaves (in whom was considerable Indian blood). Joseph Green, who owned 70 slaves, was largest slave-holder; Kirby ancestor.
1816—Paul Coor-Pender journeyed to Florida Everglades to bring back his father's murderer, David Jernigan, who was tried and hung.
1820-1840—The Great Exodus, in which many young men left Wayne County by wagon and carriage,





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taking their slaves with them, to settle in and develop Alabama, Mississippi, and other “deep” Southern states.
1825—Waynesborough half-way stop for stage-coach line from New Bern to Raleigh; fare 12½ cents a mile. 12-hour trip to New Bern. Goldsboro later became stage-coach stop, Creech's Store, after town moved. Horses were changed every 15 miles.
1835—Shift from corn to cotton as major crop became pronounced after War of 1812.
1836—First steam saw mill 4 miles north of Goldsboro cut railroad ties. Maj. Matthew T. Goldsborough, member of a prominent Maryland family, asst. chief engineer for the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, arrived to survey right of way for new line to be built by state; boarded with Chas. J. Nelson of Waynesborough and Mrs. Isham Faison of Faison.
1838—Upon suggestion of Mr. Goldsborough, Arnold Borden built a hotel at “Cross-roads,” near intersection of Walnut and Center Streets. Village was stop-over point and place to change engines.
1839—First train came into town Feb. 23, 1838, with cannon salute and big celebration; suggested name by Willis Hall, local contractor, honoring surveyor Goldsborough met with general approval.
1840—Wilmington & Weldon Railroad (later Atlantic Coast Line), at that time longest railroad in the world, 161½ miles, completed. Shed over tracks in front of Borden Hotel added later, and engine house was one block north. Shed burned in 1880's.
1840—Inter-denominational church built at Waynesborough.
1841—First Sunday School taught in Waynesborough by C. J. Nelson, harness-maker.
1845—Agitation to move County seat from Waynesborough to Goldsborough resulted in vote which was lost: 117 for removal, 930 against.
1845-1860—Everettesville, village 6 miles south of Goldsboro, flourished before War.
1847—Goldsborough incorporated Jan. 18, 1847. First newspaper, Weekly Telegraph, published by Geo. W. Strong. Troops in Mexican War.
1847—Tax rate 30 cents on $100, 75 cents poll tax. Population 100. Bill Burnett, free Negro, opened first Barber Shop (all early barbers Negroes). First Town Commissioners: Jno. A. Green, chairman; Silas Webb, Stephen D. Phillips, Wm. B. Edmundson, Jas. Griswold, W. Strong. Troops in Mexican War. Many houses moved from old to new County seat by mule and logs.
1848—Mexican War over; troops return. Election again scheduled, and gigantic picnic held in hickory nut grove where present Library stands, with ice-cooled spring water and whiskey to influence vote in favor of moving County seat, which was carried.
1850—Former Wayne County Court House erected at cost of $17,000, red brick building. Last Court held in Waynesborough. Wm. and John Robinson, Irish setlers, taught school; Wm. published Goldsboro Patriot.
1850—One out of seven could read and write; no literate Negroes. Large number slaves introduced from now on into rapidly-expanding cotton and tobacco sections.
1850—Wayne County population: 7,802 whites, 5,684 Negroes; Goldsboro 175. Tax rate 40 cents on $100 valuation on real estate; $1.25 poll tax. Candidates for elective office engaged traveling bars and served drinks (whiskey 10 cents a quart) along with campaign speeches; one sheriff spent $700 on his campaign (Thompson).
1850-1857—Methodist (now on Spruce St., Primitive Baptist), Baptist, Presbyterian, and Episcopal churches built. Borden Hotel becomes school; burned in 1866. Willow Dale Cemetery opened.
1854—Part of Wayne annexed to Wilson County, exception Jacob Hooks who refused to be considered anything but Wayne resident.
1856—N. C. Railroad (later leased to Southern) 223 miles long, built by State, completed from Goldsboro to Charlotte via Greensboro.
1857—Wayne Female College, “Middle Building,” erected at cost of $20,000; 4-story red brick building stood on N. Wm. St. until razed in 1927. Served as Confederate and then Federal Hospital 1862-65. Nine o'clock curfew; Court House bell rung nightly; patrolled streets.
1858—Atlantic & N. C. Railroad completed to Morehead City (Mullet Line), later Norfolk & Southern, then A. & E. C. Whipping post abolished; stood on Court House square. Prior to 1860, slave market stood next to Weil's store, raised platform called Washington Tower.
1859—Tax rate 50 cents, poll $1.50. Gidden's Jewelry Store opened, oldest continuous business. “Great Eastern” machine shops near present A. & P.
1860—Population of Goldsboro 985. City limits extended 300 feet beyond original limits of Elm, William, George, and Boundary (now Holly). $15 spent on powder for July 4th celebration; military convention ball held. First daily paper “Rough Notes,” 10x12 inches, Lawrence & Blount, suspended during War.
1860—E. B. Borden, Sr., opened first bank (later Bank of Wayne). $35 appropriated for Goldsboro Rifles for protection. First Fair not very successful, as election of Abraham Lincoln overshadowed everything; Gov. Moses of S. C. addressed rally on “Secession.”
1860—Holloman War, feud between Holloman and Cogdell families over sale of land; siege by Sheriff Ollin Coor resulted in final surrender.
1861—Population over 1200. Young ladies at Wayne Female College made battle flag for Goldsboro Rifles. Town Hall and Market House built in middle of Ash St. near E. Center; contained guard house or “calaboose”; stood for 40 years until torn down in 1900. Wm. Bonitz had envelope factory, which supplied Confederate government.
1861—Goldsboro Rifles and Goldsboro Volunteers left on New Bern train for defense of Ft. Macon April 15 after Ft. Sumter was fired upon. In all 22 companies went from Wayne into Confederate Army; heavy losses.
1862—Families from New Bern and coast refugeed to Goldsboro as coastal defenses fell into Federal hands. Battle for Neuse River Bridge, 4 miles below Goldsboro, important link between seaport





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Wilmington and Confederate capital Richmond; bridge burned by Foster's men. Bridge was rebuilt, but in 1865 both railway and highway bridges were burned by Confederates to delay approach of Federal troops coming up from Ft. Fisher and Wilmington.
1863—Confederate President Jefferson Davis and staff inspect military defenses of Goldsboro on trip from Charleston and Wilmington back to Confederate capital, Nov. 7, 1863. W. T. Dortch, Sr., Senator in Confederate States Congress.
1865—Battle of Bentonville March 19, 20, 21, where Sherman defeated Jos. E. Johnston, last major engagement of War Between the States, 18 miles from Goldsboro. Sherman, en route to Raleigh from Columbia, S. C., entered state March 4, occupied Fayetteville March 10; on March 16 defeated Hardee in skirmish at Averasboro (Harnett County). March 21, Gen. Bragg removed Confederate forces from Goldsboro by Hooks River Bridge. Goldsboro had already surrendered to Schofield by time Sherman arrived. Sherman had previously agreed upon Goldsboro as a rendezvous point for Federal forces from New Bern, Wilmington, and points South; for two weeks over 100,000 Union soldiers camped in or near Goldsboro while Sherman went to City Point, Petersburg, Va., to confer with President Lincoln and Gen. Grant on surrender terms; officers took forcible occupancy of town's best homes. Sherman returned and led his forces to Raleigh April 12, following Lee's surrender on April 9 at Appomattox. Johnston surrendered to Sherman at Hillsboro April 26. Bummers and stragglers pillaged, foraged, burned, and abused.
1865—Yankee, J. H. Place, elected mayor of Goldsboro, with Negroes voting for first time. Freedman's Bureau set up, Glavis in charge. For four years, ten companies of Union soldiers, mostly Negroes, occupied Goldsboro, being quartered at old Fair Grounds at foot of S. John St. Town had Negro aldermen and policemen during Reconstruction period, and white teachers for Negro schools.
1865—Fine crop year; produce sold to Yankees. Many old businesses reopened and new ones started up, including H. Weil & Bros., founded in 1865 by Herman Weil who had clerked for Henry Oettinger, served in the Confederate Army and returned to Goldsboro, where his brothers, Henry and Sol, joined him. First Post Office opened, N. Center Street.
1866—500 Swiss immigrants brought to section to replace liberated slaves as farm laborers; unfamiliar climate made them unwilling to remain. Due to liberation of slaves, plantation system was doomed, and tenant farming superseded old system.
1867—Julius A. Bonitz, brother of Wm., German scholar, revived “Rough Notes” newspaper, changing it to “Goldsboro Messenger”; also built Messenger Opera House and Arlington Hotel in later years; active in plea for schools and in Democratic party; later moved to Wilmington.
1868—New town constitution adopted; population 2,007, including 24 prisoners in jail who were counted to swell the total and increase number of magistrates.
1869—Disastrous fire; “Messenger” burned out but printed paper under tree. In 1871 and 1884, other big fires scourged town, latter the worst, described thus: “Small boy, cigarette, high wind, and no water.” Gave rise to law passed “No more wooden store buildings.” Cisterns soon abandoned in favor of waterworks and volunteer fire department.
1870—Stanley Undertaking establishment opened. Cultivation of strawberries begun in section. Mt. Olive and Fremont incorporated; Whitehall Pikeville and Eureka develop afterwards, also Dudley.
1873-75—Messenger Bldgs. (Goldsboro Book Store) and Hotel Kennon built to replace burned structures (earlier hotels Griswold House and Gregory House).
1874—Upon death of Gov. Tod R. Caldwell, Curtis H. Brogden, Goldsboro native and Lt.-Gov. (Republican) succeeds to governorship; lived on farm now in northern section of city limits.
1875—Taxable property in Wayne valued at $2,809,211 (real and personal).
1877—Over 5,000 crates of vegetables, berries, and produce shipped out of Wayne.
1878—Goldsboro's first Brass Band organized; gave outdoor concerts. Murder of James Worley and wife by Noah Cherry gang; public hanging of three; buried in Negro graveyard near Big Ditch on Park Avenue, South Side. Tobacco farming first tried by Arnold Borden, son of E. B., Sr.
1879—Dewey Bros. Machine Shops opened on N. W. Center St., moved later to S. George St.
1881—Campaign for free Graded Schools launched by J. A. Bonitz, editor (later Argus editor), Chas. B. Aycock, F. A. Daniels, and Jos. E. Robinson, attorneys; bond issue passed, and Middle Bldg. purchased; Negro schools built.
1880—Population of Goldsboro 3,286, larger than Durham. Negro insane asylum established here.
1880-1890—New businesses in rapid succession: Electric light plant (originally on N. Center St. ext.), Goldsboro Oil Mill, Rice Mill, Mattress Factory, Buggy Factory, Waterworks (built privately, later sold to City), Ice Factory, Wayne Agricultural Works, Furniture Factory (now Kemp's), Grant and Weil brickyards, Johnson, Underhill, and Enterprise Lumber Mills; Stand-pipe (beyond Griffin's Mill) stored water piped from Little River where pumping station was located.
1883—Confederate Monument erected in Willowdale Cemetery, marking graves of 800 Confederate dead; money in part raised by gifts from Northern manufacturers sold at a local Bazar by ladies of the town.
1885—Newspapers: Argus (daily), Headlight and Record (weeklies). First experience in league baseball, with Raleigh, Durham, Henderson, Oxford, and Wilmington.
1886—Charleston, S. C., earthquake tremors felt in Goldsboro. Jewish Temple built.
1888—Locomotives converted from wood to coal; smokestacks streamlined.
1889—Catholic Church built.
1890—Herman Park given by Weil family to city, memorial to Herman Weil. First bicycles, W. T. Harrison and C. G. Smith. Population 4,017.
1894—Agricultural depression; cotton sells for 4 cents a pound.
1895—First tobacco warehouse built on N. John St. by Geo. C. Royall and others.
1897—Rural free delivery service begins. A. T. Griffin plant opened.





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1898—Spanish-American War; Goldsboro sent two companies; few casualties.
1899—Goldsboro Woman's Club organized. First steam laundry opened.
1900—Chas. B. Aycock, Fremont native and Goldsboro attorney (partner of F. A. Daniels) elected Governor of N. C. In four-year term 1,200 school houses were built; died in 1912 while speaking on “Education” in Birmingham, Ala.
1900—Telephone Exchange opened above Millers’ Drug Store, later sold to Southern Bell Co. First Cotton Mill opened by Bordens. I.O.O.F. Home. Population of Goldsboro 5,877. Steamboat “Goldsboro” proved failure for Neuse River freight hauling from New Bern; channel too shallow.
1901—Hangings became private affairs; no more public executions.
1902—Electric light plant sold to City; in 1912 to Carolina Power & Light Co. Present City Hall built, replacing Market and later one on E. Walnut St.
1903—First refrigerating plant installed at State Hospital (Insane Asylum).
1904—W. J. Matthews drives first automobile, steam-powered four-cylinder Locomobile, cost $225; onlookers commented: “There goes a man with more money than sense.” Paving of business streets begun; none previously.
1907—Utility Mfg. Co. opened, later sold in 1928 (along with Enterprise and Empire) to Atlas Plywood Co. Local effects of nation-wide panic felt. City takes over Public Library established by Woman's Club. In 1929 home of Mrs. Sol Weil given by children for Library Building.
1908—First movie house opened by H. R. Mason. Branch of Durham Hosiery Mill took over knitting mill; Negro section mill later became vocational department of Dillard High School.
1909-1915—Union Station built and trains removed from Center St. Street cars put into operation by brother promoters E. T. and J. S. Oliver, whose name reversed spelled “Revilo,” new section opened up; other subdivisions became popular. Goldsboro Gas Co. plant built. Borden Brick & Tile, Empire Mfg. Co., Goldsboro Milling Co. Advent of chain stores.
1910—Population 6,107, slow rate of increase.
1911—Campaign for funds for Goldsboro Hospital successful, modern building replacing structures in two other sections formerly used; additions later of Nurses’ Home, isolation ward, and Annex.
1914—Present Wayne County Court House built, replacing old one of 1850.
1917—Fair Grounds beyond N. George St. used for mustering-out station for soldiers returning from Mexican Border, named for Gen. Royster of National Guard; boys received news of America's entry into World War I while stationed at Camp Royster and went immediately into training for American Expeditionary Forces. Goldsboro adopts City Manager form of government, retaining Mayor.
1917-18—World War I, drawing from Wayne County 2,500 men, of whom 60 were killed in action or died of disease or wounds. Local men in 30th (Old Hickory) Division suffered heavy losses in breaking of Hindenburg Line.
1918—Influenza epidemic sweeps the state; nursing shortage; many deaths; schools, theatres, and public buildings closed.
1920—Paving of residential streets and sidewalks undertaken; full-time Health and Welfare departments established. Rise of civic clubs. Population 11,296, nearly doubled in ten years. Good roads and consolidated schools, cheaper automobiles bring boom period.
1923—Curb market opened for sale of farm produce and kitchen delicacies.
1924—Wayne County Memorial Community Building dedicated to World War I dead. Quarters provided for recreation, Scouting, Legion and other activities; swimming pool added in 1933 as memorial to Geo. K. Freeman, N. C. American Legion Department Commander. Wayne Bank Bldg. erected.
1925—Hotel Goldsboro built by citizen-stockholders; later sold under receivership to private company. Bus travel increasing annually.
1926—Railroad tracks removed from downtown Center St., giving fine parking space.
1927—Goldsboro High School built; Goldsboro has proud names in her school history—Moses, Alderman, Joyner, McIver, Claxton, Foust, Brooks and Aycock. Goldsboro Woman's Club Building erected as social and civic center. Old “Middle Building” at William St. School torn down, leaving three others.
1928—Eastern branch of Orthopedic Hospital operates as monthly clinic.
1929—Merger of venerable newspaper Argus with newcomer Goldsboro News. Stock market crash. Interets in aviation leads to development of grass strip east of city. Present Fire Station built, replacing one on N. John St. and Vine St.
1930—Population 14,596. Illiteracy reduced to 5.6% for whites, 20.6 for Negroes.
1931—Bank failures. Hoover cart parade (hybrid buggy with auto tires and horse).
1933-34—New Deal begins with Bank Holiday. Cattle from western “dust bowl” sent east to graze on more fortunate farmlands, some in Wayne. Weil's Fertilizer plant opened; other industries, large and small.
1939—Radio station WGBR opened, 250 watts, 1400 kilocycles; later adds 1,000 watt Frequency Modulation. Municipal recreation area developed south of city, including baseball stadium and golf course; night baseball games popular.
1940—Population 17,274, before extension of City Limits. Bus service for city replaces non-existent street cars.
1941—WPA-built Municipal Airport south of city dedicated one week before Pearl Harbor; cost half-million dollars; named for local flier who was killed testing Navy planes, Seymour Johnson.
1942—Local Airport taken over by U. S. Army Air Forces as training center, Seymour Johnson Field, for ground crew mechanics, with quota of 250,000 to be trained. Camp later became a separation center, following use by pursuit squadron. Camp changed entire life of community, requiring rapid expansion of housing, additional business outlets. Victory ship “M. T. Goldsborough” launched at Wilmington. Woman's Club Building becomes U. S. O. center for servicemen.
1940-1946—Before and during World War II, 6,000 local youths entered service in Army, Navy, or Marine Corps, with 85 lives lost. City limits extended to present size; area 2,963 acres.
1946—Return of peace brings rapid business expansion on outskirts and in city.
1947—Celebration of Goldsboro's Centennial, with week of special events, historical pageant, window displays, exhibits, and parades.





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10:00 A. M.—Municipal Baseball Stadium—Solemn High Mass—Monsignor Arthur Raine Freeman, B. G.—Music by Saint Mary's Choir of Goldsboro—Sermon by John Huston, Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer—Mass sponsored by Saint Mary's Catholic Church of Goldsboro, Rev. Lawrence C. Newman, Administrator.7:45 P. M.—Old Time Hymn Sing—Massed Choirs and Congregations of churches of all denominations.
8:00 P. M.—Keynote Centennial Message—Dr. C. Sylvester Green, Educator, Minister, Editor; Durham, North Carolina.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 6TH—CENTURY DAY

11:30 A. M.—Downton—Band Concert.2:00 P. M.—Hermann Park—Tennis Tournament.
12:00 Noon—Reviewing Stand City Hall—Official Opening Ceremony—Greetings to Mayors—City Managers—Wayne County Officials—Descendants of Pioneer Families and Guests by Mayor Scott B. Berkeley, Mayor of the City of Goldsboro—Air Cavalcade, Wayne County Pilots.8:00 P. M.—Municipal Baseball Stadium—Address by The Hon. Josephus Daniels, former Secretary of Navy of the United States.
All Day—Historical and Museum Store Windows.8:30 P. M.—Stadium—Centennial Queen Coronation Ceremony—The Hon. Josephus Daniels—Premier performance of the Historical Spectacle, “A CENTURY ON REVIEW”—cast of 700—Fireworks.
Every Day—Court House—Army Display—United States Army—Union Station—Historical Trains—Southern Railroad and Atlantic Coast Line.9:30 P. M.—Downtown—Street Dancing.


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All Day—Centennial Headquarters—116 N. William St. Registration of Former Residents.4:00 to 6:00 P. M.—Reunion of Old Timers in Churches of all Denominations.
All Day—Downtown—Display of Windows, Trains, Army Equipment.
10:00 A. M.—Reviewing Stand—Old Timers’ Program—Judging of Whiskers and Old Time Dresses—Tours of City Schools, Hospitals, Public Buildings, Stores and Industrial Plants, Information at Headquarters and Hotel Goldsboro.8:30 P. M.—Stadium—Historical Spectacle,—“A CENTURY ON REVIEW”—Fireworks.
9:30 P. M.—Street Dancing.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8TH— GOVERNOR'S DAY

10:30 A. M.—Marquee Hotel Goldsboro—Recognition of Honored Guests.All Day—Downtown—Historical Displays.
11:00 A. M.—Marquee Hotel Goldsboro—Address by the His Excellency R. Gregg Cherry, Governor of the State of North Carolina.8:30 P. M.—Stadium—Pageant Spectacle—“A CENTURY ON REVIEW”—Fireworks.

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10:15 A. M.—Reviewing Stand, City Hall—Band Concert, Band of the Famous 82nd Airborne Division, United States Army, Fort Bragg. The 82nd Airborne Division Honor Guard Company. Company L, 119th Infantry, 30th Division.5:30 P. M.—Hotel Goldsboro—Banquet for Honored Guests.
8:00 P. M.—Stadium—Address by General Kenneth C. Royall, Secretary of the Army of the United States of America.
11:00 A. M.—Grand Military, Historical Float and Industrial Street Parade.8:30 P. M.—Stadium—Historical Spectacle,—“A CENTURY ON REVIEW”—Fireworks.
12:00 Noon—Ceremony Honoring Veterans of the Armed Forces of America—Recognition of High Ranking Military Personnel.10:00 to 2:00—Grand Centennial Ball—Music by Glenn Gray and His Casa Loma Orchestra.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19TH—YOUTH DAY

10:15 A. M.—Reviewing Stand—Ceremony turning over City Government of Junior Mayor and Junior City Officials who will rule the city for a day.All Day—Historical Displays—Windows—Trains—Army Equipment.
11:00 A. M.—Center Street—Mutt and Baby Parade.3:30 P. M.—H. S. Athletic Field—Midget Football Game.
1:00 P. M.—Center Street—Firemen's Water Fight—Kinston vs. Goldsboro.8:30 P. M.—Stadium—Historical Spectacle,—“A CENTURY ON REVIEW”—Fireworks.
2:00 P. M.—Courthouse—Boy and Girl Scout Demonstration.9:30 P. M.—Downtown—Street Dancing.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11TH—FARMERS’ DAY

All Day—Historical Displays—A Full Day of Events with Special Appeal to the Country Folks—Sponsored by Junior Chamber of Commerce of Goldsboro.8:30 P. M.—Final Showing of the Historical Spectacle, “A CENTURY OF REVIEW”—Fireworks—Square Dancing on the Street.

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Dear Mayor Berkeley:

It is a real pleasure to greet the people of Goldsboro, North Carolina, on the occasion of that city's one hundredth anniversary.

The community's development and growth during the last century may well be a source of pride to its citizens, because its progress has proved that industry and enterprise, in the American manner, bring rich rewards in any era of our national life.

The measure of Goldsboro's contribution to the national welfare also is to be found in the accomplishments of its native sons, one of whom — — Kenneth C. Royall, outstanding soldier and jurist — continues to serve his country as a member of my official family.

It is on such communities as Goldsboro, and on such citizens, that the future of America rests.

Very sincerely yours,

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Mayor of Goldsboro,

Goldsboro,

North Carolina.





The Goldsboro Centennial Commission Inc.

Presents

The Mammoth and Beautiful

HISTORICAL PAGEANT SPECTACLE

“A CENTURY ON REVIEW”

Depicting the history of Goldsboro from the time of the Indian to the time of the modern city of 1947.

Greetings to you assembled here as we present the thrilling story of the founding, growth and development of Goldsboro over a period of a hundred years.

Couriers and banner bearers arrive to form an avenue of honor, through which Miss Goldsboro Centennial and Miss Columbia and the princesses of their courts come into view.

Coronation of Miss Goldsboro Centennial opening night by the Honorable Josephus Daniels, President of the Raleigh News and Observer, Secretary of the Navy in cabinet of President Woodrow Wilson and formerly Ambassador to Mexico under appointment by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Address of welcome by Miss Goldsboro Centennial and greetings by Miss Columbia.

Program

EPISODE I

“JOHN LAWSON AND THE FIRST INHABITANTS”

Before the white man came Wayne County saw the Tuscarora Indian tribe settled here. In this scene we see a Tuscarora village along the banks of the Neuse River in the year 1711 when John Lawson, English explorer and historian, was captured and burned at the stake.

Cousins and McGowan, Owners

Firestone HOME and AUTO SUPPLIES

FIRESTONE EXTRA VALUE PRODUCTS FOR CAR, HOME, RECREATION AND FARM.

Phone 451

E. WALNUT ST.

Goldsboro





Belk-Tyler Co.

Eastern Carolinas Shopping Center

GOLDSBORO, N. C.

Belk-Tyler Company — Goldsboro, N. C., one of the many Belk Stores serving North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Kentucky. The first Belk Store opened in Monroe, N. C., in 1888.

Today the Belk organization has grown to one of the largest distributors of Reliable merchandise in the South, with over 275 Modern Department Stores. The organization has two buying offices, one in Charlotte, N. C., and one in New York City. Visit your nearest Belk Store for Reliable merchandise at the right prices with modern equipment and dependable service.





Compliments of

GOLDSBORO LODGE

NO. 139

B. P. O. E.

North Carolina's

Oldest Elks Lodge

Cogdells

Bicycle Shop

SAFE, LOCK, GUN REPAIR

226 N. Center

Phone 366

WAYNE SALVAGE & EXCHANGE

We Buy and Sell Anything of Value

Phone 1440

121 E. Mulberry Street

Goldsboro, N. Carolina

EPISODE II

“THE RIDE OF MARY SLOCUMB”

No account of Revolutionary Days is complete without calling to mind the famous ride of Mary Slocumb, which took place during the battle of Moore's Creek. Ezekiel Slocumb, Captain of the Rangers, had left his wife and baby at the Slocumb plantation with an old negro mammy. One night, as she dozed by the fire, this brave girl saw in a dream her husband lying on the ground covered by the cloak she had made with her own hands. Saddling her horse, she rode all night to the scene of the battle 75 miles distant and saw a body covered with a cloak as in her dream. But upon uncovering the man's face she found it to be a wounded neighbor about whom the Captain had wrapped his cloak.

COURTESY

W. H. BEST & SONS

N. John St.

Goldsboro





BELL-ASKINS
PLUMBING & HEATING
COMPANY

CONTRACTING — REPAIRS

AUTHORIZED

WILLIAMS

OIL-O-MATIC OIL BURNER SERVICE

Phone 228

Goldsboro

Phone 75

Phone 75

H. L. MOYE

Dependable

+ COAL +

Briquets

Charcoal


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PEPSI-COLA COMPANY, LONG ISLAND

CITY, N. Y. FRANCHISED BOTTLER:

PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING CO.

of Goldsboro, N. C., Inc.

CUSHMAN SCOOTERS


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One of the Most Complete Service

Shops in Eastern Carolina

Nationally Advertised

RADIOS — RADIO TUBES

BATTERIES AND ELECTRICAL

APPLIANCES

PICK-UP AND DELIVERY SERVICE

BROWN'S RADIO

SALES and SERVICE

134 S. Center St.

Phone 800





Goldwayne Laundry and Dry Cleaners

Odorless Dry Cleaning

PHONE 25

EPISODE III

“GENERAL WAYNE VISITS WAYNE COUNTY”

In 1779 Wayne County was formed from the western half of Dobbs County. It was agreed to name the new county after the next general to win a decisive victory. General Anthony Wayne's capture of Stony Point gave him the honor. In this scene we see General Wayne as he came through the county in 1781 on his way to fight the British in Georgia.

“VELVET” ICE CREAM

GARDNER'S DIARY PRODUCTS

GRADE “A”

PASTEURIZED MILK

503 W. Mulberry St.

Phone 166





J. A. CAISON

JOHNS-MANVILLE ROOFS

AND

BARETT ROOFS

ANCHOR AWNINGS

TINSMITHS

SHEET METAL WORK

223 N. John

Phone 431

CHRYSLER

—And—

PLYMOUTH

AUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTOR

Sales and Service

J. D. PIKE MOTOR CO.

222 N. John St.

Phone 188

Goldsboro


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WEARING APPAREL

TOYS — GIFTS — NOVELTIES

CHILDREN'S

FURNITURE

105 S. Center

Phone 842-W

Goldsboro

VISIT THE

CITY BARBER SHOP

For

That Well Groomed Feeling

122 N. John St.

Goldsboro

COMPLIMENTS

OF

GOLDSBORO TRANSPORTATION COMPANY

Goldsboro

Phone 1064





Almands

GOLDSBORO'S MODERN AIR-CONDITIONED

DRUG STORE

The Store that Brought Low Drug Prices to Goldsboro

Almand's Drug Store

W. Walnut St.

Goldsboro, N. C.

EPISODE IV

“ROLLING TOBACCO TO MARKET”

In early times before the operation of the railroad the transportation of our products was most primitive. Our ancestors carried their tobacco all the way to Petersburg, Virginia, revolving over bad roads, drawn by horses harnessed to axles skillfully placed in the ends of stout hogsheads containing the precious leaf.

COMPLIMENTS OF

SUTTON-LEWIS FURNITURE CO.

Quality Merchandise Reasonably Priced

Goldsboro

122-124 E. Mulberry St.

N. Carolina





BORDEN BRICK and TILE CO.

GOLDSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA

— Manufacturers of —

FACE BRICK

COMMON BRICK

HOLLOW BUILDING TILE

- PLANTS -

GOLDSBORO, N. C.

SANFORD, N. C.

DURHAM, N. C.

Established 1911





NORBORNE G. SMITH

BORDEN BLDG.

GOLDSBORO, N. C.

GRIFFIN MOTOR CO.

REPAIRING

ON ALL MAKES OF CARS

118 E. Ash St.

Phone 88

THE HAT SHOPPE

“Exclusive But Not Expensive”

Phone 1057

Paramount Theatre Building

Compliments

of

IDEAL BARBER SHOP

116 N. John St.

GOLDSBORO

N. CAROLINA

EPISODE V

“PICKING COTTON BY HAND”

The cotton gin had a late introduction in this county; and before its advent cotton was picked by hand from the seed around the fireside at night. In this scene we see a family, the oldest and the youngest, all going about the task of filling a shoe full before bedtime.

COMPLIMENTS OF

SCOTT MOTOR CO.

Sales and Service

BUICK MOTOR CARS

S. CENTER ST.

GOLDSBORO






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60 Years in Goldsboro Next May


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Wayne Agricultural Works, Inc.

GOLDSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA





Thel E. Smith

A. G. Pelt, Jr.

CASH DRUG CO.

“Your Family Drug Store”

GOLDSBORO, N. C.

Telephone 170

133 E. Walnut St.

B. F. AVERY

TRACTORS

and

TRU-DRAFT

FARM IMPLEMENTS

MULES — HORSES

Cedric E. Edgerton

N. Center St.

Goldsboro

EPISODE VI

“FORMATION OF WAYNESBORO AS THE COUNTY SEAT”

In 1787 Waynesboro was incorporated as the county seat. At this time it was a village of 150 and stood on the Northern bank of the Neuse river where the boats docked. We see one of the first meetings of the commissioners as they met to discuss affairs of the county.

Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Citizens of Goldsboro For a Century of Progress

DILLON SUPPLY COMPANY

RALEIGH — DURHAM — ROCKY MOUNT — GOLDSBORO





J. M. EDGERTON & SON, Inc.

International

TRUCKS

TRACTORS

Joliet

CORN SHUCKERS

CORN SHELLERS

PACKARD AUTOMOBILES

“ASK THE MAN WHO OWNS ONE”

NORGE APPLIANCES

HARDWARE

“The Complete Farm Supply Store”

N. Center St.

Goldsboro, N. C.





OVER SEVENTY YEARS ON CENTER STREET

SERVING OUR FOURTH GENERATION

ECONOMICALLY AND ACCURATELY

ROBINSON'S DRUG STORE

T. R. Robinson (Owner)

EPISODE VII

“THE COMING OF THE RAILROAD”

Goldsboro derives its name from a civil engineer named Goldsborough, who assisted in surveying and building the Wilmington and Weldon railroad, now the Atlantic Coast Line. We show the arrival of Major Goldsborough by stagecoach at the present site of Goldsboro as he came to survey and make plans for the laying of track.

HARRY J. SHUMATE

Owner

SHUMATE FUNERAL HOME

24 HOUR AMBULANCE SERVICE

211 E. Mulberry St.

Phone 630

HARRELL'S NEWSSTAND

105 N. Center

BYRD'S NEWS SERVICE

104 S. John






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1926

1947

Welcome from the HOTEL GOLDSBORO

Where there is a Friendly, Courteous and Well Trained Staff to make your stay a pleasant one.

Center of All Social and Civic Activities

Meeting Place of the

KIWANIS

ROTARY

LIONS

CIVITAN

BUSINESS and PROFESSIONAL WOMAN'S CLUB

WAYNE MEDICAL SOCIETY

MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION

Commercial Travelers and Tourist enjoy our newly decorated immaculate rooms, all outside exposures, bath, comfortable beds and radio.

We are especially proud of our reputation for excellent food recommended by Duncan Hines and Gourmet

Served at an extremely reasonable price
CLUB BREAKFAST65c
BUSINESS MEN'S LUNCH80c
TABLE D'HOTE DINNER1.00 up
(also a la carte)

SPECIAL ATTENTION IS GIVEN TO PRIVATE PARTIES

YOU WILL FIND THE SPACIOUS LOBBY AND MEZZANINE AN IDEAL PLACE TO MEET YOUR FRIENDS

Let Us Serve You with Your Social and Business Entertaining

Walter A. Stansbury

Manager





For More Than Half A Century

Service to Goldsboro in

Real Estate

Man's Soundest Investment—Real Estate—Never Loses The Value Except in a Relative Manner.

CRAWFORD-NORWOOD

COMPANY

Realtors

John R. CrawfordChas. S. Norwood
55 Years Experience20 Years Experience

Walnut at Center

EPISODE VIII

“COUNTY SEAT MOVED FROM WAYNESBORO TO GOLDSBORO”

When the railroad came thru Goldsboro much agitation arose to have the County Seat moved to Goldsboro. Everyone was so excited that an election was held but the voters decided not to move the court house. However, those who favored the move continued their campaign and a barbeque was held at the large grove where the public library now stands. A second election was held August 3, 1848, and the majority were in favor of the change.

M. E. ROBINSON

Incorporated






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1882

One of Goldsboro's Oldest

1947

E. B. Borden, W. H. Borden, F. K. Borden, E. B. Borden, Jr., Henry Lee, M. L. Lee, C. Dewey, Sol Weil, and T. T. Oliver

“The Goldsboro Oil Mill”

Now

THE SOUTHERN COTTON OIL COMPANY


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This Modern Plant, Consisting of a Cottonseed Oil Mill, Cotton Gin and Fertilizer Plant, Renders a Complete Service to Farmers and Ginners in Wayne and Adjoining Counties.

SCO-COSCO-COSCO-CO
COTTONSEEDHIGH QUALITYSOYA BEAN
MEALFERTILIZERSMEAL

Manufactured by THE SOUTHERN COTTON OIL COMPANY

A NEIGHBORLY INSTITUTION





Congratulations

To

GOLDSBORO CENTENNIAL

By

GOLDSBORO TOBACCO CO.

Leaf Tobacco Dealers

Horses — Mules

J. W. WARD

N. CENTER STREET

GOLDSBORO

EPISODE IX

“MOVING TO GOLDSBORO”

There began an amazing wholesale move to Goldsboro. Those who had not yet left Waynesboro began at once to move their possessions and even their buildings. We show the Richard Washington home laboriously being moved by means of mule-power.

Compliments

CHAS. B. DAVIS

Wholesale

FRUITS — PRODUCE

GROCERIES

Serving Goldsboro and Many Adjacent

Towns Within 50 - 100 Miles of Our City

Goldsboro

Phone 57





E. M. Thompson, President

S. D. Wooten, Secretary

Bulk Plants — Goldsboro, N. C. — Kinston, N. C.

THOMPSON-WOOTEN OIL CO.

SHELL PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

Goldsboro, North Carolina

“This business was begun as a partnership by Earl Thompson and Sterling Wooten in October, 1927. It now supplies Shell gasoline, kerosene, fuel oils, motor oils, lubricants and specially products to all classes of customers in Wayne, Lenoir, Greene, Duplin counties and in parts of Sampson, Johnston and Jones counties.

This year 1947 is the twentieth year of service to this section!”

S. D. Wooten, President

E. M. Thompson, Secretary

PETROLEUM DISTRIBUTORS

Incorporated

WHOLESALE PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

Tires — Batteries — Accessories

601 North John Street

Goldsboro, North Carolina

“Established in 1945 as an outgrowth of Thompson Wooten Oil Company, this business now serves dealers and large commercial consumers in twenty-two Eastern and Central North Carolina counties with such high quality products as Quaker State oils and Superfine lubricants, duPont Zerex and Zerone anti-freezes, Kelly Springfield tires and accessories, Auto-Lite spark plugs, Prest-O-Lite batteries, duPont No. 7 line, Simoniz, Casite, General Electric miniature bulbs and others.”

S. D. Wooten, President

E. M. Thompson, Secretary

COASTAL TRANSPORT

Incorporated

BULK PETROLEUM PRODUCTS TRANSPORTATION

601 NORTH JOHN STREET

A. A. Roberts, Mechanic

E. L. Combs, Dispatcher

Goldsboro, North Carolina

“Incorporated in 1946 to cover operations which were begun as a war-time necessity, this business now serves jobber and major company bulk storage plants in Eastern and Central North Carolina with transport loads of gasoline, kerosene and fuel oil hauled for them mainly from ocean terminals at Wilmington, N. C.

Motto: “Prompt Delivery!”





Bright St.

Phone 310

Compliments

of

ED. F. TAYLOR

GENERAL BUILDING

COMMERCIAL — INDUSTRIAL

RESIDENTIAL

Serving Goldsboro and

Eastern Carolina For

Over 20 Years

Compliments

of

EDWARDS YOUNG

MEN'S SHOP

GOLDSBORO

NORTH CAROLINA

EPISODE X

“GOLDSBORO AND THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES”

In 1857 the Wayne Female College was built on William Street. The most cherished assignment ever given a class was the making of a Confederate flag by the young ladies which was presented to the Goldsboro Rifles upon their departure for war in April, 1861.


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212 East Walnut St.

Phone 351





Compliments

of

FAMILY SHOE STORE, Inc.

Goldsboro, N. C.

Peters’ Diamond Brand Shoes for the Entire FamilyCity Club Shoes for MenVelvet Step Shoes for WomenWeatherbird Shoes for Boys and Girls

As Nationally Advertised

Compliments

Of

KADIS

Incorporated

THE STORE WITH SATISFIED

CUSTOMERS

123 E. Walnut St.

GOLDSBORO, N. C.

Compliments

Of

ROYAL CLOTHING

COMPANY

107 N. John St.

GOLDSBORO, N. C.

Open a Charge

Account With Us





1847

1947

GOLDSBORO'S OLDEST FURNITURE STORE

Isaacs

C. M. Avery

115-117 E. Walnut St.

EPISODE XI

“JEFFERSON DAVIS VISITS GOLDSBORO”

On November 7, 1863, Confederate President Davis stopped in Goldsboro en route from Wilmington to Richmond which was then the capital of the Confederacy. We show his arrival with aides for this visit.

1900

1947

47

Years in the Same

Location

LOUIS J. FARFOUR

MEN'S AND WOMEN'S

APPAREL

SHOES

DRY GOODS

121 E. Walnut St.

GOLDSBORO, N. C.

Courtesy

WAYCO

CORPORATION

THE MODERN FREEZER LOCKER SERVICE

GOLDSBORO





T. A. LOVING CO.

General Contractors

FOR OVER

25 Years IN GOLDSBORO NORTH CAROLINA





SALES AND SERVICE

COBB MOTOR COMPANY

215 n. Center St.

Goldsboro

EPISODE XII

“CHARLES AYCOCK—NORTH CAROLINA'S EDUCATIONAL GOVERNOR”

Charles Bradley Aycock dreamed as a boy behind a plow of education for all. He was destined to have a profound influence on the school system of his native Wayne County and all of North Carolina. He devoted his four years as governor toward the upbuilding of public schools and the advancement of opportunity for free education to every child of the state. Today on every hand we see the fruits of his labors and realize his dream came true.

1847

Congratulations

1947

WE PLEDGE OUR EFFORTS FOR A

“BIGGER AND BETTER GOLDSBORO”

PATE-DAWSON COMPANY

FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES





EDWARDS and JERNIGAN FURNITURE COMPANY

-FOR FINE FURNITURE—

SINCE 1935

STORE

115 East Mulberry Street

GOLDSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA

Phone 1000

Complete

Home Furnishings





CREECH-FIELDS COMPANY

Fine Furniture - Bedding

Floor Covering

209-211 W. Walnut St.

GOLDSBORO, N. C.

BLACKWOOD

Associate

SEIBERLING TIRES HOME AND AUTO SUPPLIES

STEWART-WARNER RADIOS

Goldsboro, N. C.

TURNER

EQUIPMENT CO., Inc.

GOLDSBORO

Manufacturers

of

WELDED STEEL TANKS

—Since 1938—

EPISODE XIII

“THE GAY NINETIES”

From one of the most fabulous decades of the past century we show a typical holiday crowd in the period of the High Wheeler, the handle-bar moustache and the bustle—the Gay Nineties. Goldsboro was fifty years old in 1897 and everyone celebrated, just as we are doing today—fifty years later.

OVER

50 YEARS

In The Same Location Giving Continuous Service To Our Public

HUB DEPT. STORE

(MANSOUR'S)

105-107 E. Walnut St.

GOLDSBORO, N. C.

EAT

Made-Rite

Bread

MADE-RITE BAKERY

GOLDSBORO, N. C.





THE BORDEN MANUFACTURING CO.

1900


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1947

MAKERS OF QUALITY COTTON YARN

We here at Borden's are proud of the part our Company has played in the building of a bigger and better Goldsboro.

We are the only textile plant in this vicinity and have an average of 225 employees. We operate twelve months a year and manufacture only the finest quality of carded Cotton Yarns in counts from 10s to 30s.

To those of you who have never been through our plant we issue a cordial invitation to do so. Those of you who have visited us are invited to come again.

THE BORDEN MANUFACTURING COMPANY





COMPLIMENTS

OF

W. P. ROSE SUPPLY CO.

Building Supplies

Phone 33

101 W. Holly St.

Compliments of

Johnson-Sherman Co.

J. I. Case and Massey Harris Farm Machinery

New Holland Automatic Balers Moffit Saw Mills

Continental and LeRoi Power Units

Crosley Electrical Appliances

SALES & SERVICE

GOLDSBORO, N. C.

410 W. Walnut St.

Phone 1580

KINSTON, N. C.

U.S. 70 Highway

Phone 2035

EPISODE XIV

“THE DAYS OF THE BUCKET BRIGADE”

In this scene we show the development of the fire department from the days of “pass-the-bucket-up-the-line” to the modern streamlined equipment that protects us in 1947.

A. M. SHRAGO & SONS

Wholesale

Dry Goods, Notions and Mill Agents

Goldsboro's Oldest Wholesale Distributors

Serving Eastern Carolina since 1893

Goldsboro, N. C.





Compliments of

LESSER'S

Ladies, Misses & Juniors

READY-TO-WEAR

102 E. Walnut St.

GOLDSBORO, N. C.

BERNEY'S LOAN CO.

LIBERAL LOANS ON

ANYTHING OF VALUE

Bargains in
DIAMONDSSILVERWARE
WATCHESSPORTING GOODS
LUGGAGERADIOS

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

CAMERAS

MEN'S CLOTHING

SHOTGUNS

201 E. Walnut St.

Goldsboro, N. C.

CONGRATULATIONS GOLDSBORO

On Your 100th Birthday

The Heilig-Myers Co., now in its 35th year is proud and happy to serve this community and its surrounding territory with furniture and house furnishings.

THE HEILIG-MYERS COMPANY

“FOR THRIFTY BUYERS”

All Are Cordially Invited To Visit With Us At Our Fine Store.

136-138 E. WALNUT ST.

GOLDSBORO, N. C.





See Us For

HOME FURNISHINGS, PAINTS, HARDWARE, BOTTLED GAS AND ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES

JOHN DEERE

TRACTORS—FARM EQUIPMENT

Johnson Cotton Co.

132-34 E. Walnut St.

“EASTERN CAROLINA'S FARM AND HOME SUPPLIERS

HUB

HARDWARD COMPANY

Headquarters For

HARDWARE

HOUSEHOLD GOODS

KELVINATOR APPLIANCES

COLEMAN OIL BURNERS

126 E. WALNUT ST.

GOLDSBORO

EPISODE XV

“A TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD CONFLICTS”

IN THIS SCENE WE HONOR THOSE MEN AND WOMEN FROM WAYNE COUNTY who went out to make this a better world in which to live and bring up our children.

Greetings

from

NEIL JOSEPHS SHOP

EXCLUSIVE LADIES READY-TO-WEAR

1922

25 YEARS

1947

IN

BUSINESS IN GOLDSBORO





BOOSTERS

DR. CORBETT E. HOWARDDR. A. G. WOODARD
DR. A. H. ZEALYDR. R. E. WILLIAMS
DR. A. H. PATEDR. B. I. TART, JR.
DR. JAS. M. ZEALYDR. W. C. SMITH
GOLDSBORO CLINICAL LAB.THOMAS OFFICE SUPPLY
DR. T. M. BIZZELLHUGH WALDROP
DR. ZENO B. SPENCEDR. WM. TRACHTENBERG
MR. J. E. BIZZELLECAMPBELLS GIFT SHOP


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Goldsboro's Oldest Financial Establishment

CONGRATULATES GOLDSBORO ON ITS 100th ANNIVERSARY

THE

GOLDSBORO BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION

HAS PAID TO ITS INVESTORS

82 Consecutive Semi-Annual Dividends

Likewise We Hope to Serve Goldsboro

For

Many More Birthdays!!

MICKEY'S

PASTRY SHOP

212 N. Center

Goldsboro N. C.

DONUTS—ICE CREAM

SANDWICHES

DUN - DEE

“A GOOD PLACE TO MEET”

MILK SHAKES — COFFEE

N. John St.

Goldsboro

“GRAND HISTORICAL SPECTACLE FINALE”

The entire cast of the Historical Spectacle join in the grand finale. Their common pledge and our prayer is not only a salute to Goldsboro, but a salute to all mankind that has ever since time began, hungered, searched and fought for the right to freedom and individuality.

PANORAMA OF PAST ACHIEVEMENT

CHALLENGE FOR THE FUTURE

“OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM”

Grand Finale Spectacle and Fireworks which follow immediately.

Please—We request that all spectators remain in their seats until the close of the

GIVE JEWELRY and You give the finest

TRU - GEMS

YOUR JEWELERS

132 S. Center St.

Goldsboro, N. C.





BRYAN ROCK AND SAND CO., Inc,

207 Raleigh Bldg.

Telephone 3-1986

RALEIGH, N. C.

Manufacturers and Producers of

CRUSHED STONEWASHED GRAVEL
STONE CHATSCONCRETE SAND
RAILROAD BALLASTMORTAR SAND
JETTY STONEBLASTING SAND
RIP RAP STONEFILTER BED SAND
STONE SCREENINGSCLAY GRAVEL

BRANCH OFFICES

Goldsboro, N. C.

Bailey, N. C.

Rolesville, N. C.

(Lassiter Quarry)

Garysburg, N. C.

(Garypit Plant)

Rockton, N. C.

Bunnlevel, N. C.

Aberdeen, N. C.

(Blue's Y Siding Plant)

+ 15,000 +

TONS PER DAY

(8 Hours)

CAPACITY

SHIPPING POINTS

CRUSHED STONE and STONE PRODUCTS

Bailey, N. C.

Lassiter, N. C.

Rockton, N. C.

WASHED GRAVEL - BLASTING - CONCRETE SAND

Gary Pit, N. C.

Bunnlevel, N. C.

CONCRETE and MORTAR SAND

Goldsboro, N. C.

Blue's “Y” Siding, N. C.

CLAY GRAVEL — — ITALY HILL, N. C.





Personnel of the Cast
PROLOGUE

TRUMPETERS
Libby Lou StuartAnn HouserDorothy Crawford
Jerry WorrellBarbara RussellJulia Manley
BOY SCOUTS
Ashton GriffenJimmy PurserVictor Herring
Paul PittmanLewis BryanBill Elliott
GIRL SCOUTS
Catherine CasteenBarbara Jean GodwinSarah Jim Horton
Mary Louise BizzellBeverly CousinsDarlene Warrick
Jewell BestAgnes DavisSara Markham
Shirley TiltonAnnette PaschallJessine Hart
Peggy MewbornJanet StantonPeggy Hawkins
Christine CobbBetty JinnetteAnn Marlow
Martha WallaceBarbara Ann BagwellBarbara Warren
Peggy RobertsPat BurgessBetty Jean Grantham
Betsy BrackettHazel ForhandLouise Wooten
Melo RoyallLois UnderwoodKathryn Newton
Mary Ruth MontaquePatsy McLambErma Best
Betty MixonJoyce RobertsJoyce Ann Stephenson
Barbara TyndallVivie JohnsonAnn Barfield
Christine HinesToby Ann DinningShirley Shrago
AMERICAN JACKIES
Carolyn LancasterViola CarrAlice Wiggins
Libby BestJoyce GardnerFlorence Bowden
Dorothy WallDorothy WorrellVeryl Trueblood
Marjorie Blackman
Betsy OutlandLois BasdenLois Johnson
Peggy Ann WestHattie RedickZelda Potter
Mitzie EdmunsonChristine CarterJoyce Britt
FLAG GIRLS
Bobby Jean ThompsonFrances MyersFrances Potter
Elizabeth CarlisleBetty Lou ColeLucille Williams
Margaret Joyce BissetteAlice KingShirley Haynes
Nancy HamillHilda Potter
CENTENNIAL CADETS
Hilda TolerHilda LaneGloria Howell
Marilyn BestNancy UnderwoodMary Rachel Johnson
Peggy Milton BooneNan BarnesJoyce Bagley
Ruth Davis
NATIONS
Helen NelsonJean MitchellGertrude Kleinert
Fays ParnellMerle RosserDorothy Lahr
Jewell Thomas
NATIONS ATTENDANTS
Ruth ForehandOpal EppsCarolyn Malpass
Ruby ForehandGeraldine PriceCallie MacArthur
Hilda HollandMadaline EppsSarah Casey
STATES
Elizabeth SmithJudy AdamsSarah Brown
Betsy PeeleVirginia BrogdenShirley James
Joy CreechJulia CottonHarriette Reeves
Clara HollowellColetta LahrMargie Jeannette
Janice JerniganMelrose CowardFrances Malpass
Annie Ruth AndersonDoris PateDorothy Thomas
Elma WorrellIrene StroudLillian Haynes
Sybil ParrishJoyce McClennyEleanor Norris
Evelyn BrownJean ConnerJerry Faircloth
Camille FarfourPatsy RayPeggy Hill
Becky JamesSusie Coward





The Colonial LadyAudrey Garris

THE THIRTEEN COLONIES
Laverne TewAnnette EdgertonReba Carraway
Faye BranchPeggy MalpassAlese Edgerton
Lou YorkAnna Lee PenningtonEdith Long
Anne LeeMildred RadfordLa Nelle Edwards

The Daughter of the ConfederacySara Dewey Hunt

BELLES OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES
Janet CookAnne StaffordAnne Butler
Patsy DonnellGeraldine PateDana James Gulley
Carolyn LoftinPeggy Ann BrittMartha Kornegay
Ethel ParksEmma Jean WilliamsBennette Daughtry
Joyce Carter

“JOHN LAWSON AND THE FIRST INHABITANTS”

CHIEFS
Jimmie BrittLeny Faircloth
John LawsonGeorge Johnson
Christopher de GraffenreidClyde Tilton
Medicine ManEarl Stanford

INDIAN MEN
Ed StricklandLeRoy SmithEdmund Faircloth
Ralph FailRuben ThompsonJunior Cousins
William NixJack HowellCharles Ellis
Bay AndersonHaywood WestAdmiral Sherard
Jack GodwinRalph WoodardGeorge Rogers
Kirby DudleyLenwood SmithTheodore Outlaw
Lenwood LuptonJunius EdwardsJack Rose
Frank GatesFrog ParishPaul Ingram
Thurston GarrisJesse Collins
INDIAN WOMEN
Lib QuinnRachel RogersMargaret Jones
Lorraine BaddourAnn BrownJessie Britt
Miriam SholarClarinda BrittJewel Keen
Virginia MintzBeulah Mae CampbellDoris Strickland
Hattie HocuttHazelle SelbyJo Ann Flowers
Frances StaffordSallie CrockerJackie Saunders
Doris LawrenceHattie MasseyLetha Brown
Virginia CarterAddie PilkingtonLessie Mallard
Eunice SmithHenrietta ParnellLeah Lloyd Rigsbee
Fanny WinborneDoris SansburyEdna Cole
Dot Spears
INDIAN CHILDREN
Mary Lou CampbellPat BrownShirley Cook
Susan CampbellSemi MintzMilly Stevens
Barbara FitzgeraldSammy HocuttMary Rachel Shine
Dora SansburyTootie BrownDick Pritchard
Sandra BrownKitty BrownAustin Sansbury

“THE RIDE OF MARY SLOCUMB”

Mary SlocumbElizabeth Thompson
Captain Ezekiel SlocumbMarvin Smoot
MammyHarriet Avery

SOLDIERS
John CrawfordT. L. BlawMorris Leder
Sam HocuttW. G. BrittWylie Parker
A. B. SansburyJames D. EvansL. E. Bunch
J. R. DulaneyW. B. GriffenCharles Norwood
Arch Hamil

“PICKING COTTON BY HAND”

FatherL. O. Branch
MotherEdna V. Branch





CHILDREN
Tommy VinsonBernard BranchJo Ann Williams
Paul Vinson, Jr.Betsy Jean Gwatney

“FORMATION OF WAYNESBORO AS COUNTY SEAT”

H. F. MorganThos. M. Jenkins, Jr.Clay B. Rich
Frank F. ClarkeAlbert L. MixP. O. Higginbotham
Cleston Puryear

“THE COMING OF THE RAILROAD”

Major M. T. GoldsboroughT. J. Tolson
Stage DriverAdmiral Sherard

MEN
Speed HollowellJ. H. CaudillJ. C. Harvell
Lewis HonrineR. J. QuinnCharles Norfleet
WOMEN
Jo HooksAdell SherardSallie Howell
Edna SuttonElizabeth JohnsonMary Elizabeth Hallow
Jennette SturtevantLouise WinbonHelen Kannon
Doris WoodardDorothy OutlawMary Davis
Christine Quinn

“COUNTY SEAT MOVED FROM WAYNESBORO TO GOLDSBORO”

MEN
William F. BeemanE. L. SimmonsA. V. Washburn
Graham HoodE. K. Holloman, Sr.George Casteen
N. J. ThomasE. K. Holloman, Jr.A. A. Loftin
Avon C. MalpassT. W. Parker, Sr.John Crawford, Jr.
R. Norman Rouse, Sr.T. W. Parker, Jr.Morris S. Lancaster
Henry W. MixonRussell L. HollowellJesse Hinson
Micky McClennyC. E. EdgertonJ. A. Carter
Tom SpearsJ. F. BarbourDavid Hinson
Ralph SummerlinJohn L. WorrellR. M. Freeman
James K. GulleyG. D. LangstonFrank Seymour, Sr.
Herman WhiteA. B. SansburyChas. S. Norwood
M. V. WestmorelandD. M. HeathJunior Hallow
R. E. StevensH. F. HollowellClenan Dees
W. E. WinslowS. C. DenmarkLeslie Gardner
WOMEN
Ada FlowersEstelle SimmonsMarl L. Beeman
Sudie W. SandfordMrs. J. W. BarbourMagdalene Hummell
Reba D. DeesDale WilliamsLouise Bain
Elizabeth H. WallacePearl HollomanElsie Long
Elizabeth W. HuntElla WeathersDana Gulley
Esther HollowellMargaret D. KornegaySue Bazemars
Gertrude HoodLeona SwinsonKatie Pierce
Ruth RennBessie StevensAnnie Baker
Minnie DeesPeggy Pierce

“GOLDSBORO AND THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES”

Students of the Wayne Female College
Annabelle EdwardsSarah CoxViola Joyner
Evelyn AndrewsDeane PowellMargaret Smith
Eliza CoxPeggy CappsThelma Chase
Edna Earle Maness

Officers of the Goldsboro Rifles
John H. BlandF. M. BennettNeal Seegars

JEFFERSON DAVIS VISITS GOLDSBORO

Confederate President Jefferson DavisLester Gillikin
Mayor PrivetteLewis Pinyatello





OFFICERS
Warren HoodThad WorrellW. F. Muller
Capp BestK. D. PyattThomas Strickland, Jr.
MEN
B. C. MeltonHenry CooperFrank C. Wilson, Jr.
Charles StroudLewis Harning, Jr.Ronald Otwell
Dick TempletRalph BurgessD. V. Woodard
Jeames BeamanDick DenningRobert Yelverton
Marion HollandFrank C. WilsonVernon Thompson
WOMEN
Mary HollandVa DardenKatherine Chase
Orie CooperChristine HillBlanch Stroud
Christine PollockKatie PierceMary Spiron
Ellen SoutherlandEsther GwatneyElizabeth Moye
Frances CopelandGertrude SanfordChristine Gardner
Annabelle MoyeLena CobbsHazelle Selby
Emma Parker

“THE GAY NINETIES”

MayorBob Reaves
Dr. RogersSid Brumberg

CAN CAN GIRLS
Margaret LongSally HowellAnnabelle Edwards
Margaret SmithJackie SaundersGertrude Sanford
BAND
John ThompsonShelton PilkingtonBuddy Krieger
George JohnsonBob RichardsonPaul Stanley
Paul StanleyLeonard Edwards
FIRE LADDIES
Charles Stroud
BELLES
Mary HouserMabel SimpsonBlandina Webster
Hope McCallRuth HinsonEdna Earle Maness
Mary Cleve PageNellie MacHerringVirginia Brie
Erna HenryAileen WoffordEloise Epps
Margie JonesTootsie BossertElizabeth Mintz
Jean Anderson
BEAUX
Milton PentzerGeorge SimpsonG. D. Hall
W. F. MintzEdwin PageEd Anderson
H. Brenton JonesHoward HenryCharlie Webster
Frank HouserFrank FarfourGeorge Brie

We regret if we have omitted any names of cast members due to the fact that these names were not turned in before it was necessary for the program to go to press.

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Named for GENERAL ANTHONY WAYNE

Compliments of WAYNE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

1947

168 YEARS





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