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SEAFOOD Mrt. 12-23-37
Shrimp, 8cj Croak le
SN-Trout lc S MulU 4c
Flounders 8ej P Trout 4c
P. Drum, 4c; S Trout 10c
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11 HE oE
Magistrate W. McCabe
Jimmie Guthrie Makes
Comments About Affair
Shrimpers who were arrest
ed some time ago for trawling
in the restricted area of Look
out Bight were tried last Sat
urday in Morehead City and
each defendant was taxed
with the costs. The costs in the
cases was between five and six
dollars. The defendants, be
tween 25 and 30 in all, were
tried before Magistrate V. Z.
McCabe. Jimmie Guthrie, well
known citizen of Markers Is
land who frequently contrib
utes to the columns of this
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R IX XI XV
L i a it T s
By JOHN S1KES
THE TIME of the year being
what it is and the pretty designs be
ing what they are the occasion is
propitious for unfolding a Christ
mas piece full of good cheer and
good will and peace on earth. But
what with Secre
tary Hull and the
talking about war.
scaring the day
lights out of me,
and this and that
at six -a and sev
ens I find I can
4 only discuss a
John Sikes discourse which I
heard John Memakis, the Morehead
City restauranteur, deliver inform
ally a few days back. The subject
of M. Memakis' discourse was, rough
ly, What Is Wrong With Marriage.
THERE ARE probably lots of
things wrong, mostly those things
which are precipitated by frail hu
mans. M. Memakis says lack of cer
emony and celebration is the main
reason marriages in this day and
(Continued on page eight)
Information as the tide
at Beaufort is give in this
column. The figures are approx
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 or at
the heads pf the estuaries.
Friday, Dec. 24
Sunday, Dee. 26
Monday, De. 27
Tuesday, Dec. 28
Wednesday, Dee. 29
Thursday, Dec. 30
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"I'M NOT afraid," the email boy said,
"That Santa Claus will be misled
Because we have no fireplace deep
Or chimney broad down which to creep.
A stove pipe seems too small
To let him climb or even crawl;
But none the less on Christmas day
We'll know that he has found his way
A golden shrimp measuring
seven inches from tip to tip was
caught in a trawlnet by Charie
Clifton and B. Taylor Hill on
Wednesday. The unusual speci
man, first of its color ever seen
by local dealers was caught in
Beaufort Inlet. Dr. Herbert F.
Prytherch of the U. S. Bureau
of Fisheries Laboratory on Piv
ers Island took the shrimp with
the thought in view of determin
ining if another of its kind has
. ever been recorded along the
coast. In addition to its brilliant
gold colorings, thes hrimp which
Clifton and Hill caught had a
mass of long stiff whisker3 in
stead of the customary silken
Guy Phillips, Swansboro, N. C, to
Vera Riggs, Pelletier, N. C.
Hallet Ward Styron, Sealevel to
Ethel Bragg Davis, Davis, N. C.
Alvin Willis, Stacy, N. C, to Mil
dred Gaskill, Stacy, N. C.
Wilbur Gillikin, Beaufort, N. C,
to Rosa Gaskill, Sealevel, N. C.
James Pittman, Morehead City,
to Mary Lee Jones, Morehead City.
Herman Perry Styron, Davis, N.
C. to Daphne Robinson, Atlantic.
C'.eve Williams Wilson, Beaufort,
(colored) to Obelia Merrell, Beau
fort. Heiman Perry Styron, Davis, N.
C, to Daphne Robinson, Atlantic.
Cleve Williams Wilson (col) to
Obelia Merrill, (col) Beaufort.
Fleming H. Fulcher, Newport, N.
C, to Flossie Bell Gray, Newport.
John Williams Fox, Morehead
City, to Lula Sanders, Morehead
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"For when our radio near by
Borrows the lightning from the sky
And brings, to chase away our gloom,
A brass band, right into the room,
I know that such a clever Saint
Will never let his heart grow faint.
Some new improvement, never fear,
Will bring him here for Christmas cheer.
Resident Of Harkers
Island Was Stung
Although physicians might not a
gree with them, many residents of
Harkers Island believe that the
death of Martin Willis on Tuesday
night was the result of a sting he
received from a Sting Ray down at
Cape Lookout last Spring. Ever
since he was stung, this widely known
citizen of the island had suffered
failing health, and one slight stroke
of paralysis in the same leg where
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Rodanthe's Old Christmas
Tomorrow is Christmas Eve thru
out the Christian world, and, it will
be Christmas Eve down on Hatteras
Island in the village of Rodanthe,
but insofar as actually celebrating
the occasion tomorrow or the day af
ter, which is a universal custom, the
residents of Rodanthe will wait un
til January 5, and like their ances
tors before them for many genera
tions, they will observe Old Christ
mas and celebrate Old Christmas.
Rodanthe residents since the time
the settlement was founded, and
that was not so many years after Vir
ginia Dare was born on Roanoke Is
land a few miles to the northward,
have observed January 5 and Old
Christmas, instead of December 25.
It has been a custom before the pres
ent generation and a custom before
At one time the residents of many
North Carolina coastal communities
chose to observe Old Christmas in
stead of the traditional date of De
Good cheer will be taken in
to the homes of 28 needy per
sons this Christmas as a result
of an 'Opportunity List' which
will be taken care of by the
American Legion Auxiliary and
Woman's Club. The committee
heads in charge of this worthy
work who have been working to
gether are Mrs. Ed. Potter for
the Womans Club and Mi'3. F.
E. Hyde of the Legion Auxil
iary, although the full member
ship of both organizations have
shown a splendid and helpful
spirit in the matter. The Comnil;
teewomen of both organizations
wish to thank those who obligat
ed to provide fur tho;;e who
otherwise would have not ex
perienced the gc id cheer that is
supposed to go with Christmas.
cember 25, observed generally thru
out the Christian world. But today
only Rodanthe adhers to the Old
Just why Old Christmas is celebrat
ed, not even the residents of Ro
danthe seem to know. Most of the
residents of Rodanthe are descend
ents of early English colonists, and it
is generally assumed that the tradi
tion has been handed down from old
England, where throughout the
centuries Epiphany and 12th Night
have been a sort of observance
which started in the Holy Land near
ly 2,000 year ago when a guiding
star led three wise men out of the
East to a little stable in Bethlehem.
These three wise men brought gifts
to the new born Christ child.
Today in Rodanthe on the anniver
sary of the arrival of the wise men
bearing gifts for the Christ child,
the residents exchange gifts a.id go
to church to worship. They call it
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DRASTIC MOVE TO COLLECT
PAST DUE TAXES ANNOUNCED
BY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Big Dance Is Planned
For Community Center
The biggest dance ever presented
in Beaufort is expected to take place
at Community Center Auditorium to
night when Wesley Kay and his' na
tionally known orchestra will be
featured. The 13-piece orchestra
which features not only Maestro Kay
and his music makers, but also the
'Three Kays' and Miss Frances De
laney, vocalist is due in town this af
ternoon for the dance which will
start at 9 o'clock and continues on
through the small hours of the night.
Community Center Auditorium is
one of the largest winter time dance
floors along the North Carolina coast.
The interior of the spacious ballroom
has been appropriately decorated in
keeping with the Christmas season
and Beaufort Business Assocaition,
sponsors of the event are expecting a
record crowd. Stories about the
dance have appeared in New Bern,
Greenville and Kinston papers and
dancers from those towns are expect
ed in addition to the large throng of
Beaufort, Morehead City and Car
teret county dancers.
Tickets went on sale early this
week at diug stores in Beaufort and
Morehead City. Tickets bought in ad
vance are lower priced than those
which will be sold at the door to
night. Dr. C. W. Lewis, who has been
active in making preparations for
the dance states today that Capt.
James Rumley, custodian of Commu
nity Center properties would have a
refreshment stand in the building for
the convenience of dancing patrons.
White Oak Township
A. L. Morris et ux et al to Fred
Morris, !)G acres more or less, for
W. E. Weeks et ux to Mrs. Sunie
Weeks Small, 1 acre more or less.
W. H. Garner et ux to L. L. Hig
gins et ux, 3 tracts for $3000.
Cecil C. Hill et ux et al to W. R.
Howard et ux, 1 acre more or less,
Walter Derriekson, et ux to C. L.
Lockey et ux, 50 acres for $1,500.
J. E. Perkins, et ux et al to Eli
S. Prescott, 15 acres, for $1,200.
C. B. Cunningham, Jr., et ux, to
Oscar Green et ux, et al, lot No. 6
in sq. 113, for $10.
Central Investment Corp., to
Duffy Wade, north half of lot 14, 1",
sq. 96, for $10.
Central Investment Corp. to Kate
S. Parks, lot No. 9, sq. 13, for $10.
Dixie Dairy Products, Inc., to P..
H. Dunn, Trustee, lot 1 sq. 10; 'i
lot 16 sq. 10, for $10.
Alex Graham to Charles F. Springle
pt. lot 186 and 177 O. T., for $10.
Charles F. Springle to James G.
Whitehurst, pt. lot 178 and 186" O.
T., for $15.
William J. Parker to Bernice Wil
liams, pt. lot 98 O. T. for $10.
Keswick Corporation to Central
Invsetment, lot O. T. coiner Fron1:
and Turner for $11000.
Ernest R. Guthrie to Graham
Brothers, pt. lots ITS and 186 O. T.
Beaufort Realty Corp. to Mrs. R.
D. Carroll, lots 3 and 4 blk. 39.
Beaufort Realty Corp. to John L.
Clontz, lot No. 4 blk. 30, for $125.
Sara P. Brooks et mar to Mary L.
Jones, (widow) acre more or less,
Lenoxville, for $10.
Lloyd N. Pigott et ux. to Adrian
B. Davis, 3 acres more or less, for
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Garnishee And Levy
Is Planned After
March 1, 1938
NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS
IS IN THIS EDITION
A drastic move to collect all
past due taxes from citizens of
Carteret county is annonuced
elsewhere in this edition today.
The move to collect from de
linquents is the result of a res
olution passed recently by the
board of county commissioners.
The county commissioners
made the ruling and it will be
the business of Eugene O.
Moore, tax collector to carry
out the orders.
After March 1, 1938, all delin
quent taxes for 1937 and prior will
be collected through writs of at
tachment by levy, to-c''- v. 'th gar
nishee, issued froiv. Lho ix collector's
office and from the proper courts.
Taxpayers are urged to heed th
warning which is published in the ad
vertisement appearing in the bot
tom right hand corner of page three,
or be subject to the proposed levy or
WATER I ROM
By AYCOCK BROWN
ONE DAY in November 1926, the
3-masted schooner G. J. Cherry
bound from Georgetown to a New
York port with a cargo of lumber)
caught fire and was completely de
stroyed 231 miles off Cape Hattrea.j
One day in Novem
ber 1927, the 4-S..'" , T1
masted schooner fifW
Adelaide D a y,
Georgetown t o
New York with a
cargo of lumber,
caught fire and
destroyed 2 5 0
miles east of Cape
THE ABOVE Aycock Brown
paragraph is a strange coincidence.
What makes it even more strange is
that Capt. John Day of Oriental was
the owner of both vessels. Capt.
John who now owns considerable
property down in the Cedar Islnad
area passed through here today en
route to Core Sound where he will
do some duck and goose shooting
before Christmas. He stopped by the
office to see the editor and have his
subscription to The Beaufort New3
renewed. His visit at the office re
called to the Waterfronter's mem
ory the strange coincidence of his
two ships which burned at the sea
east of Hatteras.
(continued on page five)
First Citizen Bank and Trust
Company will formally close for
the Christmas holiday and week
end at 2 o'clock on Friday af
ternoon (Christmas Eve.) But
for the convenience of local
merchants and patrons, the bank
will re-open at 6:45 o'clock Fri
day night, remaining open for an
hour, and closing at 7 :45, it was
announced by C. L. Beam, cash
ier. The purpose of re-opening
in the evening is to accept de
posits only, from the merchants,
who will accumulate much cash
during the afternoon. No with
drawals can be made during the
evening hour, and only deposits
will be accepted, it was stress
ed by Cashier Beam, who urges
merchants to bring their de
posits promptly during1 the ev
ening "open hour."
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