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Boy Scouts Of Troop 51 Open Coastal
Community Center Will Be Scene
Of Three Day Encampment Bringing
Two Or Three Hundred Scouts Here
OVER THE TOP
As we go to press today Chair-
n'll D... T V C. i
man cm ,rcv. . . '"ri.
of the Carteret ONSF campaign
reported that over $850 had been
raised through cooperation of cit
izens and co-chairmen Mrs. Julian
Hamilton, Beaufort; Mrs. George
McNeill, Morehead City, and Mrs.
George Ross Pou of Atlantic
Beach. Carteret's quota was $800.
To Complete Line
To Air Base In
WITH RAPID WORK
Due to the urgent need for
current necessary for con
struction at the. Cherry Point
Air Base, the local REA pro
ject has been asked by
Washington authorities to
rush completion of a line
from Newport to the Air
Base. Through the cooper
ation of Miller-Baxter Co.,
Tide Water Power Co., and
the L. E. Wooten engineers,
this line will be built and
current available in one
week. There is no power
available at present with
which the contractors' heavy
machinery may be operated.
The Jones-Onslow REA has
plans and funds available for a
mammoth steam generation plant
to be located on Slocum Creek.
See REA, Page 8
CAMP DAVIS REACHES
Camp Davis, Coast Artillery and
Barrage Balloon Training Center
reached its authorized strength of
20,000 officers and men today
with arrival of KflO Spletees from
the recruit reception center at
tamp Upton, N. Y., according to
Capt. Jeff Barnette, public rela
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Nota of an
The Wireless: One of the reasons
the news from the new war zone
i yes-and-no is because the trans
mission from Mosco-v is haywire.
The relays hit the Axis areas, and
they change the bad news or just
kse it . . . Leland Stowe jeered
t the alarmists who cried "Sur
prise!" when our troops reached
Iceland. Mr. Roosevelt prepared us
it, he reminded, when he de
clared the emergency. Then he
said: "It would be stupid to allow
the enemy to get a foothold" . . .
Jan Yandrich, guesting on "We. the
People," reported that the people
of Tobruk, where he's been, have
other things besides war to murder
their sleep. They've got a sister
of the Hut Sut song, called "Laugh
tag Mathilda" . . . Who's the new
announcer with the divine falsetto?
He can lisp words with no lisping
letters in them, and he's got waiters
ta the saloons fluttering on tiptoe
during his broadcasts . . . The way
some of the brassier bands swing
tte classics, you'd think they were
after revenge on listeners.
The Story Tellers: Bernard de
vto writes in Harper's of a certain
misguided American: "Chance, the
Willingness of the public to let pic
turesque heroes pontificate, the
management of smart men who
were expert at publicity, the col
53iI2iiG2v2f.a 't-jry mito In .the
See WIN CHELL Page 2
Public Is Urged To
At Any Time
MERCHANTS ASKED TO
DISPLAY FLAGS 3 DAYS
On Friday afternoon (To
morrow) at 1:30 o'clock
Troop 51 of the Boy Scouts
of America in Beaufort will
officially open its first Coast
al Camporee at Community
Center Building here. It
means, according to estimate
of Scoutmaster Bill Blades
Parkin that between 250 and
300 Scouts will be present for
a three day encampment, for
the purpose of displaying
their Scout training.
A feature of the encampment
insofar as the local troop is con
cerned will be on Sunday night
AUTO AND TRUCKS
NEEDED FOR SCOUTS
Dr. Jim Baxter, chaiman of the
Rotary Club's committee coope
rating with the entertainment of
the East Carolina Council of Boy
Scouts of America which will
come to Beaufort on Friday for a
three-day Camporee, stated today
that there would be need for a
Urge number of Automobiles and
Trucks to transport the Scouts to
and from the Beach. On Friday
night from 7:30 o'clock until 10
o'clock the Scouts are scheduled to
go to Beach and on Sunday after
noon they will go again from 2:30
until 6:30 o'clock. Citizens own
ing trucks and cars are requested
to help out in this matter of trans
portation and anyone offering use
of same may advise Dr. Baxter at
his office on Front Street.
when Eagle Badges will be pre
sented John Duncan and Bobby
Stephens. The presentation will
be made by Stanley Woodland of
Morehead City who is active in Boy
Scout work in Carteret County.
See SCOUTS, Page 8
Beaufort C Of C To
Meet Friday Night
At Miller's Store
Beaufort Chamber of Commerce
will meet at Miller Furniture Com
pany on Friday night at 8 o'clock.
With the resignation of Dr. W. L.
Woodard as president and member
of the Board of Directors last
week, one of the matters of busi
ness will be to induct Graydon M.
Paul as president. As first vice
president he is scheduled to be
president with the resignation of
Other'officers expected to be at
the meeting on Friday night are:
R. H. Hill, now first vice-presi
dent; Jacob Miller, second vice
president; Aycock Brown', secre
tary; Mrs. Martha Loftin, treasur
er, and the following directors: C.
G. Gaskill, G. W. Duncan, R. W.
Safrit, U. E. Swann, W. H. Taylor,
W. S. Chadwick, Paul Jones, N. F.
Eure, G. W. Huntley and William
Hatsell. The attendance and in
terest shown in this meeting prob
ably determine whether Beaufort
shall continue to have a Chamber
Morehead Villa To
Be Scene Of Young
Young Democrats of several
Eastern North Carolina counties
will convene at Morehead Villa Ho
tel next Friday night, August 29,
at 7:30 o'clock for a banquet, i:
was announced today by George
W. Huntley, Jr., president of the
Carteret Young Democratic Club.
Guest speaker for the occasion has
not been definitely announced yet,
but those in charge of promotional
work in connection with the ban
quet have indicated this speaker
would be a nationally known Dem
ocrate. In addition to Carteret,
there will be Young Democrats
from Craven, Pamlico, Jones, Ons
low, Lenoir and several other
Two Beaufort Scouts
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A HIGH SPOT OF the Coastal Camporee sponsored
by Troop 51 of Beaufort will be the presentation of Eagle
Badges to Senior Patrol Leader Bobby Stephens and Patrol
Leader John Duncan of the local Boy Scouts. The pre
sentation will be made by Carteret Scout Official Stanley
Woodland at the Camporee Social at Community Center on
Sunday night. The public is invited to attend this social.
If weather permits between 300 and 400 Scouts from East
Carolina Council are expected here for the 3-day Camporee
beginning at Community Center today and continuing
through Sunday. (Eubanks-News Photo.)
N. C. Fisheries May
Be Taken Over By
Town of Morehead
North Carolina Fisheries in
Morehead City now owned by the
North Carolina Self-Help Coope
rative may soon be owned and op
erated by the town of Morehead
City. At a special meeting of the
Morehead City Council on Wed
nesday night, Kenneth Royall of
Goldsboro and Raleigh appearing
in behalf of the Self Help Coope
rative discussed plans relative to
disposal of the plant and its future
It now appears that the plant
will soon be the property of More
head Citv and that working plans
on a basis to be of benefit to all
Carteret Coast dealers and fisher
men will be worked out, according
to a telephone conversation be
tween representatives of The
Beaufort News and Mayor Willis
of Morehead City. Mayor Willis
seemed to be very much gratified
that such a plan is being worked
nnt. for the continued oneration of
the Self Help plant which haa since
its creation been in a sort of semi
dormant state insofar as opera
tions have been concerned.
An Exceptional North Carolinian, Whose Many Ad
vantages Have Not Kept Him From Being An
Outstanding Individual in His Own Right, and
Who Is Rendering Mighty Able Service to His
Town, State and Nation.
By ROBERT ERWIN in THE STATE
The successful and comparatively brief political career
of Mayor Richard J. Reyonlds of Winston-Salem, treasurer
of the Democratic National Committee, has come to over
shadow his previous reputation as an avaitor, sailor and
In years, Dick Reynolds is quite
young; only 34, but in experience
and in the good, plain common
sense that it develops, he is much
older. The Tobacco millions that
he inherited from his late father,
the late R. J. Reynolds who found
ed the tobacco company, made pos
sible for him in his youth and his
early manhood a life that few oth
er men are able to enjoy. And
yet at 34, Dick Reynolds is decid
edly settled, always busy, always
driving with his apparently unlim
ited energy, and standing on the
Reynolds Family Are
Visiting In Carteret
Dick Reynolds, mayor of Winston-Salem
and treasurer of the Na
tional Democratic Committee,
about whom this story is written, is
spending a vacation an the North
Carolina coast during August with
Mrs. Reynolds and their four sons,
Dick, John, Zach and Will. AI.
though they have a cottage on At
BEAUFORT, N. C, THURSDAY.
To Be Awarded
During Camporee Here
W ate r f ro n t
By AYCOCK BROWN
TOM EATON and myself have
hunted hig gaffia,iish together in
the blue water of the Gulf Stream
off Diamond Shoals on more than
one occasion. He has invited me
to go quail hunting with him and
also goose hunting, invitations I
declined because first I am not
much of a killer when it's a bird
or goose and second because,!
don't like the recoil of shotguns
on my fragile shoulders. On Mon
day of this week, however, I in
vited Tom on a different sort of
hunting trip. We went Gladiolus
hunting. First to the Gulf Stream
Gardens operated by H. B. Avery.
His crop is gone until October.
Then we went to Copelands and
the nearest thing we could find to
a Gladiolus out there was some
Zennias, about the size of a pie
plate which we did not want. Out
at Mr. and Mrs. King's farm, how
ever, we finally spotted the Glad
iolus and bought enough to supply
our immediate needs.
THIS GLADIOLUS hunting trip
See WATERFRONT, Page 8
lantic Beach, the family have been
spending much of their time a
board their auxiliary yacht the
Elizabeth McCaw of Sapelo, on off
shore cruises to Ocracoke Island
and around Capt Lookout and
Cape Hatteras to Norfolk. They
arrived on the coast aboard Dick's
3-motored semi.transport Stinson
plane and have, used it in making
some of the trips to Ocracoke and
down the Outer Banks from Man
teo via Hatteras Island, to Beau
fort landing field. One thing
which impresses Mr. Reynolds' at
Beaufort is the "airport" which
has been created by Earl Taylor,
aided at times financially by May
or Georgee Huntley, and the editor
of this newspaper and John Crump
well known real estate man in
threshold of what promises to be a
most useful life as a public serv
ant. Like everyone else who has gone
See REYNOLDS, Page 7
AUGUST 21, 1941.
Seeking Site For
Hydrographic surveys on
the Carteret Coast are now
underway, preliminary to
the selection of the site for
the authorized $877,000 na
val base here, it was an
nounced in New Bern Wed
nesday by Lieut-Com. E. W.
C. Nice, naval reserve, who
is resident officer in charge
of construction of the marine
air base at Cherry Point.
Commander Nice was l-eported
as saying he had been requested by
the navy department to conduct
these surveys. He is being aided
by Lieut. W. M. Gustafson, navy
accounting officer for the air base
construction, and L. L. Barnum,
chief engineer. He added that the
surveys would be completed by the
end of the week. ,
Several weeks ago Camp Glenn
was proposed for the naval patrol
base, and directors of the state
controlled Atlantic and North Car
olina railroad voted to sell the
property to the government with
the provision that it be returned to
the railroad in case the naval base
might later be discontinued there.
Federal authorities prefer not to
buy on such conditions, it is un
derstood. Other sites are being
surveyed now, it is reported unof
Teacher Of State's
Smallest School Is
Hurt At Portsmouth
Mrs. Abner Dixon of Ports
mouth community, the norther
most village on Core Banks, locat
ed adjacent to Ocracoke Inlet is
receiving treatment in Morehead
City for a rather serious injury she
received to her right arm and
shoulder, when she accidentally
fell at her island home last week.
Her condition while very painful is
not 'considered serious. She was
leaving her island garden when she
fell from a small fence over which
she was climbing.
Mrs. Dixon has the distinction of
being teacher of the smallest
school in North Carolina and per.
haps the United States From an
enrollment standpoint. On the
trip down aboard the Ocracoke
mailboat on which a Beaufort
News representative was travel
ing, the day she was injured, she
said that last year she taught six
pupils, and that this year she will
have a maximum of seven and a
minimum of four. The maximum
figure depends on whether one
family with three children remain
on the island or move elsewhere as
they have planned.
There are 46 people living in
this once large and prosperous
community which was destined at
one time to become the great port
of entry on North Carolina's coast.
Since the Civil War, when the Fed
eral Army maintained a hospital
there the population has dwindled
due to the storms that have washed
sections of the island. In the last
election Portsmouth's 46 residents
gave Roosevelt 23 votes and Wilkie
For Soldiers Will
Be Offered At Hut
Members of Carteret Po,c 99 of
The American Legion and mem
bers of the Post Auxilia.-y are ap
pealing to citizens here to con
tribute old pieces of furniture to
be used in the local Hut which will
be transformed into a Recreation
Center for soldiers, sailors, U. S.
Marines and other members of the
U. S. fighting forces coming to
With frequent battalions of sol
diers coming to Beaufort, such a
place, similar to those which the
U. S O., will eventually establish
in cities and towns throughout the
See RECREATION, Page. 8
In Beaufort Friday
Champion Angler And Her Guide At
YOUNG REPUBLICAN FISHING RODEO
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WHEN THE YOUNG Republican Federation of North
Carolina invaded Ocracoke Island a few days ago for their
second annual Invitation meeting, a number of guests fromi
several States were present. Highlight of the event was a
Young Republican Fishing Rodeo and of the 40 or more entrants it
took a lady from Oklahoma to win first prize. The champion, Mis
Lydia Vacin, secretary to Congressman Ross Rizley, is pictured abovs)
surrounded by her guide Capt. Thurston Gaskill of Ocracoke and two
of the largest fish she landed. She caught 23, but all were not
sheeepshead like those in the picture. The champion of the rodeo was
awarded a rod and reel as a prize for her catch. (Photo by Aycock
Jr. C. Of C May Be
Without any fanfare and with
out any publicity a group of prom
inent young business men in Beau
fort were giving serious considera
tion this week to the organization
of a Junior Chamber of Com
merce. Their objective would be
to bring new developments and en
terprises to Beaufort backed up
with a publicity campaign which
would keep this historic old town
on the map, it has been reported.
Several years ago the young men
of Beaufort organized a civic club
hut it did not live verv Ions. With
proper leadership, the Jaycee or
ganization, if created, would serve
a most useful purpose in Beaufort.
Information as to the tide
at Beaufort is given in this
;olumn. The figures are ap
proximately correct and are
based on tables furnished by
the U. S. Geodetic Survey.
So meallowances must '.-"
made for variations in the
wind and also with respect
to the locality, that is whett
er near the inlet or at the
head of the estuaries.
(Daylight Saving Time)
Friday, August 22
8:38 A. M. 2:39 A. M.
8:53 P. M. 2:49 P. M.
Saturday, August 23
9:24 A. M. 3:19 A. M.
9:37 P. M. 3:33 P. M.
Sunday, August 24
10:08 A.M. 3:58 A.M.
10:23 P. M. 4:18 P. M.
Monday, August 25
10:55 A. M. 4:39 A. M.
11:10 P. M. 5:05 P. M.
Tuesday, August 26
11:43 A.M. 5:22 A.M.
11:59 P.M. 5:56 P.M.
Wednesday, August 27
6:10 A. M.
12:34 P.M. 6:54 P. M.
Thursday, August 28
12:50 A. M. 7:05 A. M.
1:29 P. M. 7:58 P. M.
Arrives In Port
The cruiser "Tarheel of Beau
fort" whose master and owner is
Dick Dickinson, son of Col. and
Mrs. F. S. Dickinson of Ruther
ford, N. J., arrived in port today
from a cruise down South. Dick
inson was accompanied by a party
of friends on the cruise. The ves
sel will remain in port for two or
three days before continuing
northward through the Inland Wa
terway. Washington, D. C.
FAR EAST POKER GAME
For perspective on the present
South Pacific tug-of-war betweei
Japan and Britain, it is well to re
member that for years Thailand,
then known as Siam. was a pawn
in the power game of the bigger'
nations of the Pacific.
In this game the United States
had a hand. For years. American
financial advisers have been at-j
tached to the Thailand throne, one
of them having been Francis Sayre,;
son-in-law of-Woodrow Wilson, now
high commissioner of the Philip-'
He wooed Thailand on many oc-.
casions, including the ornate recep
tion given the former king of Siam.,
who as "Supreme Arbiter of the.
Ebb and Flow of the Tide, Brother,
of the Moon, Half Brother of the.
Sun and Keeper of the Twenty-four)
Golden Umbrellas," came to Wash-j
ington in the days of Herbert's
Hoover and was regally entertained-i
The British were even more in-j
terested in the Siamese. British;
advisees for a time ran the king-J
dom's government, trained itsj
army, supplied the one or two ships!
Jor its navy.
But half a dozen years ago the,
Japanese began preaching the doc-l
trine of Asia for the yellow man,'
and Siam for the Siamese, That
was how the name came to be.
ch.angej.t7 Thailand, a nationalistic!
See MERRY-GO-ROUND Pag. Z