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Thursday, Aug. 21, 1941
THE BEAUFORT NEWS BEAUFORT, N. C.
'Preliminary Work Well Underway
At U. S. Marine Airwing In Cherry
Point Section Of Craven Countv
One Method Of Catching Bait On
Outer Banks Off Carolina Coast
WAHAB HOWARD, general manager of the R. S. Wa
hab interests at Ocracoke Island which includes Wahab
Village, Wahab Village Hotel, Ocracoke Power and Light
Company, Ocracoke Transportation Company and Wahab
Village Theatre, is shown here with his boss (who lives in
Baltimore but makes frequent trips back to the island)
casting for bait along the shores of Silver Lake Harbor.
Slinging a cast net is one of the methods employed on Ocra
coke Island to obtain bait for sportsf ishermen who go there
to cast for Channel Bass, Cabio and many other game spe
cies. (Photo by Aycock Brown.)
Work On Pair Of
Mine Sweepers In
New Bern Started
While, as is the case in all proj
ects of this type, little information
is being given to the public by of
ficials of the Barbour Boat Worka
of N'ew Bern in regards to the con
struction of the two large mine
sweepers that firm is constructing
for the government, it is authorta-Jvt-ly
stated, (according to The
Times of New Bern), that satis,
factory progress is being made on
A large number of experienced
shipbuilders are engaged in the
construction of these craft and
while an influx of visitors are not
allowed on the plant grounds at
any time, those who have been
permitted to view the progress of
construction on the craft, state
that no time is being lost.
These craft are to be 135 feet
in length and the first to be com
pleted within eight months from
the time that actual construction
was begun a few weekks ago.
The total cost of the two boats
is to be more than $600,000 and,
it is understood, that when these
have ben completed and launch
ed, that the ''firm will in all proba
bility be given additional contracts.
Plans for establishing a milk re
ceiving station at Sugar Grove,
eight miles west of Boone, have
been drawn up, says II. M. Hamil
ton, farm agent of Watauga county.
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NUMBER TO INCREASE
TO 5,000 VERY SOON
One thousand or more em
ployees were expected to be
at work on the U. S. Marine
Air Base at Cherry Point by
the end of the current week
and this number will be in
creased from day to day -until
probably 5,000 laborers
and skilled workmen in all
lines of construction are on
the job, it was reported au
thoratively in New Barn last
The men now engaged in opera
tions at Cherry Point are clearing
the site for the air base, which will
be the largest Marine Airwing in
America when completed, building
roads, stringing communication
wires and building the railroad
spur track. In the vicinity of U.
S. Route 70 and X. C. 101, a hun
dred yards from the Cherry Point
signpost located on the latter,
things are beginning to have the
earmarks of a boom town. Have
lock is experiencing its biggest
boom since the days when oil was
almost discovered there and the
crowds are also invading Newport,
nearest incorporated town, Har
lowe and Beaufort-Morehead City.
First construction will include
necessary shops, first aid stations,
administration buildings for the
contractors, latrines, and probably
canteens. These structures will bP
erected as rapidly as possible
Some of the first buildings will be
permanent in nature while others
to be'used as tool houses, pay of
fices, latrines and such will be on
From the New Bern Times ai
ming on the coast last weekend
we publish additional information
about the Marine Airwing:
Building of the necessary rai'-
road line and the trackage neces
sary for handling the cars which
will be utilized, is to get under
way as quickly as possible. The
Atlantic and East Carolina Rail
road will construct the line down
to the base site, a distance of ap
proximately a couple of miles and
from that point the construction
of the trackage will be up to the
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they now hold and give them new
ones. With a view of giving everyone
who feels that they have not had
fair treatment in consideration of
their application for employment
at Charry Point, Lieutenant W. M.
Gustafson, who has been designat
ed as "a one man grievance com
mittee" and who is at present lo
cated in a suite of offices on the
Third Floor of the Postoffice
building in New Bern, will hear
and consider their complaints and
endeavor to sort of "iron out the
wrinkles," if such can be done.
It is a gigantic job that is to be
done down at Cherry Point but,
says Lieutenant Commander Nice,
it will be done and done splendidly.
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Still Time To Dust
Cotton For Weevils
RALEIGH, Aug. 21. North
Carolina farmers may still have
time to protect their 1941 cotton
crop from the worst infestation of
weevils in years, if the cotton is
growing vigorously and there are
sufficient squares and bolls t:
make dusting with calcium arsen
ate practical, is the report of J.
O. Rowell, Extension entomologist
at State College.
While infestation is spotted,
varying from ' farm to farm and
from field to field, over most of
the state, Specialist Rowell declar
ed, boll weevils are more numer
ous throughout the cotton belt this
year than at any time in a decade
Mr. Rowell says that since each
cotton field is an individual prob
lem, the grower should examine
his fiedl frequently and if boll
weevils are present, should begin
dusting with calcium arsenate
The State College specialist de
clares that, growers who make an
effort to protect their crops by
dusting generally fall into one of
the three groups listed:
1. Those who examine their
fields frequently and apply cal
cium arsenate dust promptly and in
2. Those who stop dusting too
soon and allow weevils to destroy
most of the late squares that de
velop in August and September.
THIS TOMBSTONE proves the
longevity of the late Ann Howard
of Ocracoke. As the inscription
reveals, Mrs. Howard was born in
1724 and died in 1841, at the age
m - m . 1 1 I
or 117 year. mrs. nowiro was
born only six years after Edward
Teach, the notorious buccaneer,
better known as Blackbeard the
Pirate, was captured and be
headed by Lieutenant Robert May
nard of the Colonial Royal Navy
In Teach's Hole at Ocracoke Island.
The tombstone is one of several
with interesting inscriptions to be
found in the old Howard Grave
vard on Ocracoke. The inscription
of one reveals that Warren Wahab
died 13 years before he was born
(Photo by Aycock Brown).
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Government. Approximately five
or six miles of trackage is to be
built by the latter.
And right at this point, stated
Lieutenant Commander Nice, it
would be well to call to the atten
tion of the public that, under no
circumstances will sightseers bo
permitted at any time on the air
base property. Every foot of the
area will be under guard and any
one attempting to pass into the
base site will be promptly stopped
and turned back. The entire per
sonnel at the base will be too bus
ily engaged with their construc
tion operations to permit them to
show visitors around the place or
to have any conferences with
them. This state of affairs will
continue through the entire build
ing period, he stated.
Incidentally, in addition to the
fact that the men who will be en
gaged in their work at the air base
will not have the time to give to
visitors, the prevention of anyone
other than those employed there,
from entering the grounds will
avert any possible sabotage.
Lieutenant Commander Nice
declared that Navy officials and
all those in an executive capacity
were well pleased with the loca
tion of the air base at Cherry
Point and that they felt that there
could have been no better site
found at any point along the en
tire North Carolina coast.
Asked as to how electric current
for illumination and power would
be secured immediately and until
arrangements could be made to
build that permanent plant, which
is to be constructed in this area,
Lieutenant Commander Nice stat
ed that two mobile REA units had
been secured for that purpose and
that these would supply all the cur
rent and power needed for the
Another important m att'er
which was necessary to be given
immediate attention wa3 that of
a water supply. He stated -that
one eight-inch well was now being
put down and that twenty-seven
additional four and six-inch wells
were to be driven just as rapidly
as possible until the necessary
amount of water had been made
available. These wells will be used
later on to furnish the supply of
water for use in case of fire and
for the sprinkling of landing fields
and other similar purposes.
Right at present the men em
ployed at Cherry Point are work
ing only one eight hour shift each
week day. However, they will work
on Saturdays and will be paid for
that day on the time and a half
The Cherry Point Marine Air
Base comprises 8,000 acres and
there is a vast amount of con
struction to be done there before
the work has been completed and
the base turned over to the Navy
Department, this requiring the ef
forts of hundreds of skilled and
These workers are to be em
ployed by the construction com.
pany which contracted for the
same but the government intends
to make an- effort to see that every'
worthy person who wants and
needs employment and is physic
ally able to perform the duties of
the job which they seek, is given
consideration. However, it is not
the intention of the government to
take men away from jobs which
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