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EIGHT pages this WEEK THE BEAUFORT NEWS THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1937
PRICE 5c SINGLE COPY
BEAUFORT NEWS STARTS
ACTION ON BEHALF
A temporary mandatory injunc
tion signed by Judge E. H. Cranmer
in New Bern last Thursday prohibits
ppvpt or executive sessions
of the Carteret Board of Commission
crs, for the time being at any rate.
The action was brought by The Beau
fort News, Inc., on behalf of itself
and all other taxpayers and citizens
of Carteret county. The defendants
named were Commissioners Joshua
Hardy, Edward Fuleher and W. Z.
McCabe and Chairman W. P. Smith.
W. 0. Williams drew up the com
plaint which was signed by Aycock
Brown, editor of The Beaufort News.
It was ordered in the injunction that
each defendant appear before his
Honor, Judge E. II. Cranmer in
Greenville on January 20 at 10
o'clock A. M., and show cause if any
why the order should not be made
Since the temporary mandatory
injunction was signed, enumerable
.citizens have praised The Beaufort
News for the movement it has start
ed to let all meetings of the board
be open to the press and the pub
lic generally. Some people seem to
have the idea that executive sessions
are necessary at times in order to
conduct the business of the county.
Those people may have the right
slant, but the law in the matter says
that "All meetings shall be open to
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B7 AYCOCK BROWN
AFTER THAT editoh last week 1
was sort of nervous when I walked
around town, until a few days had
passed. And then to my surprise
perhaps, I discovered that many peo
ple had opinions similiar to those ex
pressed through the columns of The
News. It seems that the present
Board of Commissioners have been
making one faux pas after another.
And the expression faux pas is a
nother way of saying blunder.
WHILE PEOPLE generally read
with interest the stories about the
Commissioners violating the law be
cause of their executive sessions, or
the various blunders that they have
made to date, or the comments about
members of the commissioners board
by an official of the ABC board, no
one it seems saw the front page as
your columnist saw it. On page one
last week the readers was carried to
the four corners of the earth in stor
( Continued on page eight)
Information as to the tide
at Beaufort is given in this
column. The figures are approx
imately correct and based on
tables furnished by the U. fa.
Geodetic Survey. Some allow-l
ances must be made for varia
tions in the wind and also with
respect to the locality, that is.
whether near the inlet or at
the heads of the estuaries.
Friday Jan. 8
5:08 a. m. '
5:13 p. m. 1125 p. m.
Saturday Jan. 9
5:45 a.m. 11:28 am.
6:001 p. m. . 12:05 p. m.
Sunday Jan. 10
6:34 a. m. 12:14 a. m.
6:43 p. m. 1:01 p. m.
Monday Jan. 11
7:13 a. m. 1:01 a. m.
7:25 p.m. 1:43 p.m.
Tuesday Jan 12
7:53 a. m. 1:43 p. m.
8:03 p. m. 2:23 p. m.
Wednesday Jan 13
8:34 a. m. 2:24 a. m.
8:49 p. m. 3:01 p. m
Thursday Jan. 14
9:12 a. m. 3:03 a. m.
9:31p.m. 3:38 p.m.
Now that another N. C. General
wondering what, if anything, the law
quate Fisheries patrol system. Duri
have been coming to the North Car
limits of the State where non-resid
have been handicapped because they
former Legislatures have allotted no
said to have ruined the fishing for
through courtesy of the Baltimore
net on board. It is the first of a
Legion Will Sponsor
County Fair In 1937
C. L. Beam, President .
Carteret Post 99, of The Ameri
can Legion will sponsor another fair
in 1937, starting the week beginning
October 11, it was stated here this
morning. C. L. Beam, cashiar of
1 he. First Citizens Bank and Trust
Company and Finance Officer of Car
teret Post 99 will again be president.
The O. C. Buck Exposition of Rich
mond Hill, New York will be the
midway attraction, it was stated. O.
C. Buck owner of this exposition is
brother to "Bring 'cm Back Alive"
Frank Buck. A feature of the ex
position will be daily free acts, it
was stated. Jack V. Lyles, advance
agent for the O. C. Buck Exposition
was in town today arranging the
contract with the fair organization.
Lyle3 is well known in this section,
being connected with Atlantic Beach
a few years ago.
Rep. Seeley Attends
Representative Fred R. Seely sub
mitted a request for commercial fish
erman of Carteret county asking that
the regulations on sponge crabc if.
effect last season be extended to this
year, at the meeting of the North
Carolina Department of Conserva
tion and Development meeting in
According to a report in the News
and Observer on Wednesday, Mr.
Seeley expressed interest in working
out a new system of taxing forest
lands under auuthority of one of the
new constitutional amendments per
mitting the classification of property
for taxation purposes. He pointed
out that timber production today is
only about 50 to 60 per cent of a
few years ago and predicted that the
lumber industry would come to an
end unless fairer methods of taxa
tions of forest land can be worked
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The Legislature Do
Harvest Which N. C. Fishermen Fail To Get
Assembly is in session in Raleigh many fishermen alone; the coast are
makers and budgeteers will do about allotting funds sufficient for an ade
ng the past 10 years, trawlers from Virginia and other northern states
olina coast and reaping a harvest of of fish often within the territorial
nt fishing is forbidden. The N. C., Division of Commercial Fisheries
have no proper equipment for patrolling outside waters. That is because
funds for that purpose. Illegal trawling in North Carolina waters is
sink-netters, pound and set nettesof our state. The above photo loaned
Sunday Sun, shows a trawler comirtgabout in preparation for landing the
series of similar photos to appear in The News.
NEW SHAD SEASON
NAMED BY BOARD
Decide On Season FSr Other
Apply For Privilege "
Two shad-fishing zones for Norti
Carolina were adopted along witu
new seasons for this highly valuable
fish, at a meeting of the Department
i f Conservation and Development in
Raleigh this week. Although a
Federal fish authority had recom
mend a 30-day season for shad, the
committee representing the conser
vation group said that it was imposs
ible to invoke such a short session.
Instead, the committee recom
ended, and the board adopted a plan
creating a northern and southern
zone whose dividing line will be Loni?
Shoal in the Pamlico Sound. Rivers
will be classified according to the
zone in which their mouths are locat
ed, it was stated.
The season for the southern zone
will begin on February 1, 1937 for
pound net fishing and on January 20
for gill net fishing. The southern
zone season will end on April 15. In
the northern, pound net shad fish
ing will start February 15 and gill
net fishing on February 5. The
northern season will end May 1.
"It is further recomended," the
board decided" that we permit the
taking of fish other than shad until
May 10 provided the fisherman shall
individually apply to some agent of
this department, that we may desig
nate. .indicating such desire., and
after he has read the instruction and
restrictions on the taking of shad,
shall affix his signature, indicating
that they are understood."
A feature of the meeting was the
report of Capt. John A. Nelson, com
missioner of Commercial Fisheries
in North Carolina.
Again Apologies: For Stories Crowd
ed out account of late incoming ads.
Business Association Sponsors
Project To Beautify Ann Street
Plan To Set Out Hydrangeas
Crepe Myrtle And Other
Beaufort Business Association,
an organization composed of young
er business men of the town are
sponsoring a beautification project
for Ann street. They plan to se
Hydrangeas, Crepe Myrtle, Cape
Myrtle, Capt. Jasmine and. other
flowers on plots between the side
walk and curbing of the street.
Citizens of Beaufort are urged to
give cuttings of these plants to the
club for the purpose of helping to
beautify this street which gives the
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For Cedar Island
CAPT. GUS STYRON
Perhaps the most public spirited
citizen of Cedar Island is Capt A. W
(Gus) Styron retired Coastguards
man. He always takes the lead in
anything which will better conditions
down that way for the island and the
residents of the two communities
Lola and Roe. In town last week
Capt. Styron said that citizens of
Lola would petition the Carteret
board of commissioners to build a
short cut from the main road to Lola,
The short cut if completed would
be about 350 yards in length and
would save Lola residents a mile oi
more in traveling the present route,
Capt. Styron is anxious too for
Cedar Island to be included in a Ru
ral Electrification project and soon
he and his fello-..- citizens will peti
tion Congressman Graham A. Barden
to give his assistance along that line.
William W. Gaskil!,. Beaufort and
Lillian Pittman, Morthead City.
Louis R. Mahrt, Dayton, O., and
Mildred R. Johnson, Beaufort.
tourist grst impressions of Beaufort
when they come io town. Billy Mace
and James Stewart are on the com
mittee to receive th3 cuttings.
Members of the club will set out
the flowers and they will be helped
by the local Boy Scouts, if the
scouts will give their assistance.
This is the proper season of the
year for such plants to be set out
and as a result citizens who have
cuttings to spare are urged to get in
touch with Billy Mace or James Stew
art at the present time. Both of the
committeemen have telephones and
are anxious to be notified at once
by persons wishing to contribute to
the beauty of Ann Street.
Editorial Comment In
Hearing in New Bern the other
day the suggestion that Carteret
county commissioners were not full
ly observing the state law in bar
ring the public from those sessions
in which much of the county's busi
ness was transacted, Judge E. H.
Cranmer, presiding in Craven su
perior court, granted a temporary
injunction against such sessions. A
formal hearing has been set for
The matter was presented to
Judge Cranmer on behalf of
Aycock Brown, editor of the
Beaufort News. Mr. Brown op
erates the Beaufort News in his
own style; a privilege which is
his. He appears to present the
news of his coastal section ful
ly and in a straight-forward
newsy manner which the sec
tion is accustomed, but one
which pleases tho majority of
And as representative of his
readers who are likely as large
a group of residents of Carter
et county as are represented by
any organization or organ, Mr.
Brown has as good a right as
anyone in the county to ask
that it be made possible for him
to tell these residents of the
county what business is being
transacted for them and how it
is being transacted. If he and
his paper do not do so, no one
else, it appears, will. As a
matter of fact, there is the sug
gestion that some of the details
ought never to reach the public.
- Executive sessions always leave an
exceedingly bad taste in the mouth
of a newspaperman. Not. because the
newspaper can't get along withoui
publishing what happens behind clos
ed doors. But because the newspap
ers are the only outspoken and im
partial representatives of the public
which pays the bill and a public
which has found all too often that
the bill is exceedingly high when
there are details which must be hid
den and kept under cover. (New
Tug Arrives For Park
Duty Along N. C. Coast
A 75-foot tug which passed throu
gh inland waters here a few days
ago was enroute from Port Arthur
Texas to Manteo where it will engage
in National Park Service, and be plae
ed into service immediately on
beach erosion projects now under
way in Dare County. The tug which
is under the command of Capt. W.
H. Wroten left the Texas port on
November 26, making the trip a
round the coast to Manteo in a total
of 34 days, arriving at the latter
place on December 30.
Charlie Britton To
Open Clothing Store
Charlie Britton will open a haber
dashery in the building now occupied
by Western Union Telegraph Com
pany Some lime in February, it was
stated here today. The telegraph
company's lease expires on February
1, at which time it is understood that
alterations will begin on the build
ing to make it suitable for a men"s
haberdashery. Britton is very popu
lar here in Beaufort and it is gen
erally believed that he will do a suc
cessful business. It is understood
that he plans to sell o bis'.i uraJa line
Dove Hunters Urged To
Game Warden Leon Thomas urgej
all dove hunters to plug their auto
matics which take over three shells.
Th majority of automatics hold
more .lhan three shells and anyone
caught hunting with such a gun.
even if they have only three shells
in the chamber are violating the law,
it was stated The dove season in
Carteret county is now on, but doves
are rather scarce, say some of the
hunters who have been afield after
these near relatives of the domestic
They Failed To Keep
REV. MR. HALL MINCED
NO WORDS IN LETTER
Chairman W. P Smith and his
board of county commissioners were
the target for more unfavorable
comment last week, according to a
letter from from Rev. Frank Hall,
Presbyterian minister of Morehead
City and member of the Carteret
County Social Council. In a com
munication to The Twin City Herald
the Rev. Mr. Hall said many things
which could not be considered of a
complimentary nature towards Chair
man Smith and his board of commis
sioners. A delegation of Tour persons in
cluding Rev. Mr. Hall, the Medical
association and two members ot
Carteret Rotary clubs had been
granted an appointment by Chair
man Smith to appear before the
board at 11 o'clock, Monday, Jan.
4, and discuss the feasibility of em
ploying for Carteret a full time
health officer. The delegation was
present at the appointed hour, pres
ent in the spacious hallway in the
courthouse near the door of the room
where the commissioners were meet
ing. There presence was announced,
but the board ignored the delegation.
When the R.'v. Frank Hall says
anything, people L.... . .otice'. He
is one of Carteret's most brilliant
speakers and is also a leader in civic
activities in Morehead City and the
Continued on page four
Civil War Bays
MX liEA IJFOMll
By (Late) Jas. Rumley Esq.
(Editor's Note: The original
dairy written in long-hand by
the late James Rumley, Esq. was
in the possession of Capt. Jim
Rumley of The Old Davis House
here until several years ago
when it was loaned to a Beau
fort newspaper man and print
ed. The orginal diary was never
returned but clippings from a
Beaufort Newspaper in 1910
found recently by Blythe Noe of
Noe Hardware Company, in an
old Bible were turned over to
Aycock Brown, editor of The
Beaufort News for publication.
It will take several weeks to run
the series, first installment of
which is published today)
ON THE MORNING of Thursday,
the 13 of March, 1862, the inhabi
tants of Beaufort were aroused by
the sound of heavy cannonading in
the direction of New Bern, which cott
tinued, with slight intermission for
several hours. This, together with
the non-arrival of the cars due from
that place the previous night, induc
ed the belief that the Federal fleet,
known to be in the waters of North
Carolina, had ascended Neuse river
and attacked the defensive works
below New Bern, r4"5
ON THE MORNING OF Friday
the 14th, intelligence reached us that
on the previous day the FeJeval fleet,
after thoroughly bombshelling tha
woods, landed a considerable force
on the South Shore of the Neuse, be
low the river batteries, and on Fri
day attacked the works in the rear
of the batteries. After a sharp con
flict the Confederates retreated. The
batteries being evacuted, the fleet
proceeded up the river and captured
New Bern. ,
SATURDAY, MAR. 15: THE cap
ture of New Bern, by the Federal for
ces under General Burnside cuts off
Beaufort and Fort Macon from all
communication by mail with the in
terior, and probably seals their des
tiny for the present war. This shut
the back door of retreat upon Beau
fort and Fort Macon, which beingf
blockaded and closely watched by sea
and sound, may be considered cap
tured. THE CLOUDS THAT have long
been darkening the horizon are gath
ering over us. The night, whose
shades long darkening the Southern
skies, foretold its coming, is closing
upon us. When will the morningr
MONDAY, MAR, 17: The Confed
erate steamer Nashville left this port
at 8 o'clock P. M. After passing
(Continued on page five)