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A SUGGESTION from‘visitors who arrived by boat: If you would put your
name on your dock, it would be a big help. Houses don’t look the same
from the water, and your expected guests may be boating up and down the
canal trying to find you.
FOR MUSIC LOVERS; 10? on your radio dial, Ta/NCT FM stereo. This Green-
station in its third full month on the air has beautiful music
programs, especially in the afternoon* No, no rock!
GRAFFITI IN THE SAND; apptopriately printed in foot high letters in the
sand way down beyond the Iron Steamer Pier one recent sunny Sunday morn-
img was the following: ’’And God said, 'Let my people boogie!'''
DID YOU HEAR mumbles again recently about the third bridge to the island?
The Emerald Isle one is such a breath-taker, rising above the waters grace
fully, giving us that wide view of boats in the waterv;ay, cattle egrets
moving stifflegged along the edges of the many scattered islands, that'
we kind of hope a third bridge, if it comes, will be like that. Well,
certainly no one is thinking of building another like the Atlantic Beach
Causeway, which ought to be a Pauseway, but is more like a speedway some- ■
times. It reminds us of a story we road recently about George S. Kaufman,
the great American playwright, theatre director, and born clever-one with
words appropriate to the moment.
It seems he was scared of cars, didn't drive, hated oven to ride in one.
One winter sleety night he was riding with Abe Burrows to a show for troops
a Camp Shanks (wherever that was!), being driven there by an Army chauf-
leur at a morethan rapid speedi. Suddenly the George Washington Bridge
loomed up ahead, its slick approaches shining in the lights of the car.
Unable to control himself any longer, Kaufman tapped the soldier on the
arm, 'Sergeant," he admonished, "don't cross that bridge til we come to
^CAL HISTORY; The interesting house going up at the corner of Beechwood
and Sycamore makes use of wood from the old race track. And we knew noth-
ing about a racetrack in Morehead, so we headed straight for William and
Nettie Murrill, sure they woulid know. It was a dog track where the Caro
lina Racing Association raced greyhounds. The complex was where Parker
^ord now stands. Dogs and trainers came up from Florida when the season
there was over. Besides grandstands for the public, there was a club
sit watching the races and sending couriers
° ^ ^ could sip drinks (brown bagging), but there
whit a niip g^^ndstpds. Both Nettie and William stressed
!! , pl^ce the racetrack was, how orderly. Why, they said, you
haSL worry that anything rowdy would
cSS^ad thpif thing. One night Miss North Carolina was
wned there, crowned by Neva Jane Langley who was Miss America that
year. Dividends paid by the track to Morehead City were used to main
tain and improve the streets. There were no Powell Funds for road im-
provemehts then. Back in 1951 the dividend paid Morehead City was
?2«,000, an increase of S10,000 over the 1950 dividemd. But eventually
parimutuel betting was outlawed by the legislature, and Morehead's race
track became just a colorful memory*
SPORTS NOTE: Friends Nell Crumles and Libby McCulley share golf honors.
Lib IS Ladies Golf Champion at Bogue Banks Country Club, and Nell took
tne parallel championship at Morehead City Country Club. Congratulations
to these two outstanding golfers!
enthusiastic travelers is away on a trip again — LUCY ELMEN-
pORF IS in Ireland. She will be driving so that she will see many of the
J-ess traveled areas. About the time you read this, Lucy will be on her
Way home with, we hope, lots of stories and pictures of her trip.
Pine Knoll Shores GARDEN CLUB met October 25 at the Curt Johnson home.
Plans were made for the November meeting to which club members will bring
holiday decorations to share with each other. Vern Wallace announced
that the third annual luminaria program is getting under way. Remember
how lovely the lights looked last Christmas along the roads and reflected
in the &anal? Orders for kits at for 15 cajidles and bags can be