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SEAFOOD Mrt. 12-9-37
Shrimp, 8c; Croaks 1c
SN- Trout, 3; S. Mull. 3c
Flounders, 7c; S Trout 7c
P. Drum, 4c Trout 3c
Pompano 10c J. Mu'.U 5:
Volume XXVI 12
Young Man Sent Over
To Superior Court
By The Mayor
Thornton Darling plead guilty in
Municipal Court on Monday evening
when he was given a hearing on
charges of assault with intent to kill.
Before Mayor Huntley, the defen
dant said, "Yes I am guilty, but I
was so drunk that I did not know
what was happening and the first
thing I knew about it was on Sunday
at'ternon, when my sister told me."
On the front bench in the court room
sat 82-year old David Williams, who
operates a store at the corner of
Orange and Broad streets.
Saturday afternoon Darling is al
leged to have entered Mr. Williams"
store, bought a soft drink and while
the merchant was in the act of get
ting the change from the money
drawer he was struck in the head by
Darling. Darling is said to have kick
ed or pushed the body under the
counter and rifled the cash drawer.
Mr. Williams was not so seriously
injured that he could not summon
aid, and a few minutes later the po
lice whistle blew and Chief Longest
arrested Darling and placed him in
jail. This is not the first time that
Darling has been in trouble. Several
months ago he was sent to the roads
when found guilty" of a robbery at
the Joe House Drug Store. It wa3
reported Monday that after he was
place din jail he wrecked the cell,
tearing away the plumbing and
bursting the commode. He wag sent
to the county jail on Monday night
following the hearing where he will
remain until Superior court unless
he is granted bond. No bond was
mentioned at the hearing Monday.
By AYCOCK BROWN
WHAT STRUCK me has having
the makings of a corking good story
ior this week's edition wa.: the para
graph in the minutes of the Commis
fioners meeting on Monday which re
ferred to a com-
y.. ,.i jjui j jij o investi
gate a tax matter
pertaining to Reg
al Shirt Factory,
N. C. Fisheries,
Inc., and Caroli
lina . Telephone
Company. It seems
according to infor
mation given by
Irvin W. Davis,
register of deeds
and clerk to the board, that it was
(Continued on page four)
Information as U the tide
at Beaufort is gives in this
column. The figures are appro
imately correct and based on
tables furnished by the U. S.
Geodetic Survey. Some allow
ances must be made for varia
tions in the wind and also with
respect to the locality, that is
whether near the inlet r at
the heads of the estuaries.
Friday, Dec. 10
8:20 a. m. 2:04 a. m.
8:29 p. m. 2:44 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 11
8:53 a. m. 2;42 a. m.
0:05 p. m. 3:19 p. m.
Sunday, Dec. 12
9:28 a. m. 3:17 a. m.
9:45 p. m. 3:58 p. m.
Monday, Dec. 13
10:03 a. m. 3:51 a. m.
10:23 p. m. 4:34 p. m.
Tuesday, Dec. 14
10:41 a. m. 4:27 a. m.
11:03 p. m. 5:13 p. m.
Wednesday, Dec. 15
5:09 a. m.
11:20 a. m. 5:55 p. m.
Thursday, Dec. 16
11:46 a. m. 6:55 a. m.
12:03 p. m. 6:40 p. m.
lour Umstmas Shopping
11 OIL OILAUrUKI
Pages 2 Sections
SHIP IN PORT
The Queen Eleanor Is
Taking On Scrap
The British freighter Queen Elea
nor of Glasgow, Scotland arrived at
Morehead City port terminal Tuea
day morning from Baltimore in bal
last to take on a cargo of approxi
mately 7,200 tons of scrap metal for
shipment to Rotterdam. W. H. Smoak
port supervisor stated that he esti
mated the vessel would be in port
about 18 days before clearing. Capt.
Roderick McLeod a native of Glas
gow, is master of the Queen Eleanor.
Another British ship, the Redstone
of London is expected at Morehead
City on or about December 20 to
complete a cargo of scrap metal for
export shipment. It is understood
that she will enter the port partly
loaded. It has also been stated that
a third freighter, the Vestria, will ar
rive at the port terminal for a cargo
on or about January 1.
Two Injured In Auto
Crash On Monday
When the car in which they were
riding on Monday night crashed into
a lumber pile adjacent to the rail
road in the eastern section of More
head City, both Mathis Chaplain of
Beafort and Floyd Hunnings of Len
oxville were seriously injured. They
are now being treated at Potters
Emergency hospital. Chaplain the
most seriously injured suffered lacer
ations on face and to his mouth and
chin were demolished. If he recovers
he will probably be disfigured for
life, his physician, Dr. C. W. Lewis
stated today. Hunnings also received
lacerations to face and a fracture of
CASE IS SETTLED
The controversy which arose over
the ownership of property on St.
Paul's church square was ended in
Superior Court here this week. Judge
Harris signed a judgment making St.
Paul's School and all other property
mentioned in the controversy the le
gal property of St. Paul's Church and
parish. This includes property which
heirs of the late Mrs. Nannie P.
Attorneys C. R. Wheatly, and J. F.
Duncan represented the plaintiff
named in the complaint - as C. H.
Bushall, senior warden of St. Paul's
church and the vestry. E. Walter Hill
and Ward and Ward of New Bern
represnted M. R. Geffroy and heirs
of the late Mrs. Nannie P. Geffroy.
Guns Must Hold Only
It is unlawful to hunt migratory
wildfowl with any gun which holds
more than three sheels, it was stat
ed today by County Game Warden
Leon Thomas. So far this season
only one hunter has been apprehend
ed who was violatnig this law
The Beaufort News, Thursday, December 9, 1937
Mere Shaken Up
She Won In Beauty
Miss Mary Sue Rudder
Miss Mary Sue Rudder, daughter
of Dr. and Mrs. V. S. Chadwiek
was the winner in a beauty contest
staked at the school here last Friday
night. Miss Rudder attended W.C.U.
N. C. for two years and is now tak
ing a business course at Morehead
City School. She was sponsored in
the contest by First Citizens Bank
and Trust Company. The above pho
to readily shows that Miss Rudder
served the honor of being named
"Miss Beaufort" ... A close runner
up in the contest was Miss Irene Sab
iston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.
M. Sabiston of the Core Creek sec
tion. Miss Sabiston was sponsored by
The Beaufort Cafe.
$500 To Be Given
Away In Prizes By
Starting on Wednesday night, Dec.
ember 15, and on each Wednesday
night thereafter, four prizes will ba
given away to patrons of the Sea
breeze theater, according to announ
cement made today by Manager Ray
mond Paul. A total of $500 in
prizes wil be awarded over a given
period of time, and in the future Wed
nesday nights at this theatre which
was established a quarter of a cen
tury ago when moving pictures werej
really 'flickers' will be designated as
Ro-Le-0 Nights, it was stated.
Manager Paul explained that when
a patron buys a ticket a number will
be given. If this number is shown
on the screen the holder is a winner
of one of the prizes. Patrons atten
ding the matinee on Wednesday will
also have an opportunity to win by
writing name on back of number and
sending it to the theater that night
by someone attending the night show.
'"Ro-Le-O" gives the patron four
chances in 899 to win," it was stated.
An advertisement elsewhere in this
edition today gives more complete de
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In This Wreck
Occupants Escape Injury
above photo, reprinted thru
of the Washington (D. C.
Post shows a huge truck owned by
L. L. Coleburn and driven by Izaac
Williams of Morehead City, wrecked
on u highway near the nation's cap
ital several days ago. The truck wa3
loaded with Regal shirts , from the
Morehead City plant of that com
pany. Occupants of the truck escaped
injury but traffic was tied up for
Beafort Was A Second
Reno This Week
U... Reno, NefrcWioua divorce
tor ot tn worm, naa norning on
Beaufort this week. During the civil
term of court, presided over by Judge
W. C (Buck) Harris of Raleigh,
which adjourned yesterday eight ab
solute and two bed and board divor
cer were granted. Those granted di
vorces, the plaintiffs and the defen
dants in the case and the reasons for
Hazel Mason vs Donald W. Mason,
separation; Joseph A. Pellitier vs
Gladys Branch Pellitier, adultry; Na.
talie C. Brinson vs Edward Brinson,
separation; E. W. Tilley vs Viola
Tiley, separation; Ruth Wooten vs
Cr. George A. Wooten, separation;
Celeste Haynes vs T. W. Haynes,
separation; Emily Pratt vs John C
Pratt, separation and plaintiff grant
ed custody of children; Rita Bond vs
Henry W. Bond, separation.
Bed and Board divorces were
granted Marjorie Phillips from Mil
ton Phillips and Ada Hughes Park
er from George L. Parker. Bed and
Board divorces do not become abso
lute until two years separation of
the plaintiff and defendants or for
other good reasons, it was stated by
a court attache.
Shoots His Wife
Robert Pasteur and his wife, Var
na. Sparrow Pasteur, colored resi
dents of Beaufort separated some
time ago. On Mondsy night as she
was returning home from the movbs,
her estranged husband met her on a
street corner ani emptied the con
tents of a six-shoe ter in her body,
from the lower pai t of her chest to
her neck. At the p:;int of death she
was taken to Potters Emergency
hospital where physicians say she has
little chance of recovery, although
she was still living today as we go to
press. Officers started searching for
Robert, but in the meantime he gave
himself up aid is incarcerated in jail
Not Accepted To Date
The resignation of Rev. J. W. Mor
gan as pastor of the Baptist church
here, which was received several days
ago by officials of the Church, has
not yet been acted on, it was stated
this week. The Rev. Mr. Morgan is
at present in a Winston Salem hos
pital where he undergoing treatment.
His pulpit at the Baptist church here
is being filled by the Rev. B. F. Ger
ring, of Raleigh.
The Rev. Mr. Morgan is one of
the most learned theologians to ever
occupy the pulpit of the local Baptist
church. He is a native of Virginia
and a graduate of Richmond Semi
nary and the Crozier Seminary. He
had preached in Mayesville and Hen
derson before- coming to Beaufort.
(Continued on page eight)
False Alarm Caused
Discovery of Blaze
Set by Fire-Crackers
Early Sunday morning, about 3:15
o'clock some fool (and we say fool be
cause no one else would turn in a
false alarm at that time of the morn
ing) pulled the switch at Box 25
down at the corner of Pollock and
Broad. In short order the Depart
ment and her volunteer firemen went
in search of the blaze which was no
In the meantime residents living
in the Thomas Apartments at 301
Front street had gone on their front
porches looking for the fire, for
which the alarm had been turned in.
W. O. Williams, standing on his front
porch noticed sparks in the front
yard of Mrs. Johnson next door. In
vestigating he discovered that a hol
low cedar tree was blazing away in
side. The fire had apparently been set
by small boys in the neighborhood
who were shooting fire crackers in the
front yard late Saturday.
No new alarm was sent in but
Chief Thomas and his firemen were
notified and they brought the truck
and . chemical tank onto the scene
I and by enlarging a hole Ja hetrea
about 20 feet from the ground thru
which the hose could be placed, the
blaze was extinguished. Had it not
been for the original alarm, the Ce
dar hollow blaze which was gaining
much headway, might have proven
more serious because the tree was
leaning towards Mrs. Johnson's
home and would have fallen in that
direction had the blaze, burned its
RARE EEL ADDED
TO LAB DISPLAY
Spotted Moray Placed
In Tak;n Third To
A spotted Moray, one of the rar
est of sea eels, was brought to the
U. S. Fisheries Laboratory here early
this week by Capt. Arthur Mid'j;ette,
Morehead City guide, who said it was
caught in a sink net off Beaufort In
let by Capt. Latham Willis of the
fishing boat A. M. Willis. Thi eel
which measures over 24 inches in
length is the largest ever recorded
captured along the coast of the Unit
ed Staves, and the third ever recorded
from the North Carolina coat.
Dr. Prytherch, director of the lab
oratory stated that there wars rec
ords of an 18 Vt inch speciman be
ing captured in 1904 and 12 'a
inch speciman in 1903. When thj eel
was brought to the laboratory it was
still alive and Dr. Prytherch placed
it in a salt water tank, hoping that
it may be kept alive with other tank
specimens on display at the Fisheries.
The Moray has redish brown ci is
cross markings across its body, and
it is considered dangerous because
of its razor like teeth between crush
This species of eel is common in
waters of the West Indies and off
the coast of Brazil. It is considered
a delicacy by the natives of the West
Indies. The spotted Moray is a crose
relative to the huge green Moray or
Electric eels, which are said to be
capable of electrocuting a human,
coming in contact with its body.
E. A. Whitmore Saves
E. A. Whitmore, manager of the
Rose store probably saved, not only
the postoffice here Sunday night, but
also the patients in the Emergency
hospital up-stairs. Going into the
postoffice about 7:30 o'clock he dis
covered one of the wastepaper con
tainers in full blaze. He calmly
picked up the burning mass and
threw it on the street, where it was
The Beaufort News.
Has Been Excellent
Regal And Fisheries
Not Listed On
Chairman W.'P. Smith, W.
Z. McCabe and Ed Fulcher
were appointed a committee
of three at the regular month
ly meeting of the Board of Com
missioners on Monday to inves
tigate tax matters involving N.
C. Fisheries, Inc., Regal Shirt
Company and Carolina Tele
phone and Telegraph Com
pany. It was revealed at the
meeting that neither Fisheries
or Regal were listed on the
county tax books and there was
some question whether the
Telephone Company should ba
required to list the personal
properties of this corporation.
Carolina Telephone and Telegraph
Company pay considerable taxes to
Carteret and the municipalities of
Beaufort and Morehead City at' the
present time. For 1937 they paid
$1,741.90 to Carteret on total valu
ations of $96,722 of which $91,022
was corporation excess taxes, the bal
ance being for real ! properties ;
in Morehead City. T'ue Telephone Co.
paid Beaufort $28679 op . a val--uation'of
$25,899 in this town.this
year and $708.26 in Morehead City
on a valuation of approximately $55,
000. In the meantime aided by Coun
(Continued on page four)
L I fi li T S
By JOHN SIKES
REASSURING NOTE ; Gib Ar
thur, the Morehead City Chemist
and Schoolmaster, disagrees with
Mrs. Duella Wade Whtiford and a
grees with me about the sounding
of the 1 in our.,
coastal brogue. t
li is ausuiuiuiy (
pronounced a s
"Oi," Gib tells mej&
in a tone of voice
that brooks no dis
with the class in
Dialectics is dis
missed, and I hope
for all time.
Whether you be
lieve it or not the A and N. C. Rail
road, during the past six months,
has hauled as many as 6,000 or 7,000
passengers within a single 30-day per
iod. That includes the folks up a
round Havelock who use the train
for a trolley.
ADD REMINISCENCE NOTE:
Harvey Willis, from over at Salter
Path, tells me ho also remembers
the incident of t!i sailor being shot
at sea and biouaht into Beaufoit a
bout a quarter of a century ago.
"You had your facts mixed up
little, though," Harvey tells me. ' I
remember it well. It was back about
12 months before the Life Saving
Service was changed to the Coa-"t
Guard Service. I was at Cape Look
out Life Saving Station. It was right
after the World War was declared in
1014. A French sailor got into '
atgunient with a German sailor a
bout the War an.i theve was shoot
ing." Continued on pas? four
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