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The Beaufort news. (Beaufort, N.C.) 1912-1948, August 21, 1941, SECOND SECTION, Page PAGE EIGHT, Image 16

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PAGE EIGHT THE BEAUFORT NEWS BEAUFORT, N. C. Thursday, Aug. 21, 1941 Capt. W. G. Willis Is Prominent Ocracoke Island Merchant IS SLICING CHEESE IN HIS STORE AT MAILBOAT DOCK r , - " --4 ; 11 W 5-. :vvfv;&-f:rr:W:vW t j ; kyJJ , i : l .. . mL, i , , ... ' SI CAPT. VV. G. WILLIS, for many years operator of the Ocra coke Island Mailboat to the main land is now operating a grocery, general merchandise and market store on the U. S. Mailboat Wharf at Ocracoke Island. He is also Island distributor for "Good Gulf Products." Capt. Willis, native of Morehead City, is shown in above photo with cheese knife. Others in picture are clerks or assistants namely, from left to right: Miss Aldena Garrish; Capt. Willis, Miss Emily Staton Guthrie and Jack Willis, ion of Capt. Willis. At left: Miss Guthrie serving drinks; Robt. Miller of C. G. and Miss Elsie Bowen, an island va cationist in the Waterfront Re freshment Shop. (Aycock Brown Photo). MORE ABOUT MANY MEN (Continued lrom page 1) -..ho do net ehooso the Coast ".u;:rd for a catver usually "out north" ami get jobs .! dreclgo boats. Reg i) d'e.-s of whcT-1 t";H-y fro and IklI iiicy do, the men n; the Uul r Banks usually ti.-e ni.:.J)y. An simple is young Benjamin Weal, son of the late S'unio ami a's. O'Neal. Alter finishin,: the . '.and high school he went to work n a I'redge. Then came Select ve S:.'vvice and he was the first is .and boy to be inducted. That was luring the past Spring. On a f ar ough at Ocracoke last week he proudly displayed his Private First Class chevron and upon his return to Fort Bragg, he told his charming young wife Naomi and island folks that he was slated to be rated as a corporal. Ocracok- er s do not stay at me oouom. Regardless of what they get into, (ireclgeboating, the army or tin; I (."oast Guard they usually risi j rapidly. Island Coast Guardsmen Relative to its population the niter' Bunks have sent more n.en j nto he U. .S. Coast liuard Serv ice than any other region of the country and Ocracoke is no excep tion. Sometimes entire families the father and sons are members of the Service. Such was the case with the Ben Garrish family. Cap'n Ben died suddenly a few months ago, but each of his three surviving sons, David, Leslie, and Montford are still in the service .vhich their father served so faith, fully before his death, for many years. While many of the younger men of the island (and older men too), are in the gallant Coast Guard service, an optional career for the 'slanders is dredge boating. There must be two or three hundred men from Ocracoke at this time work ing aboard dredges, mostly those 'f the U. S. Engineering Depart ment. The superintendent of the Philadelphia District Nafie Scar borough, is an Ocracoker and many youngsters who started off as dock hands aboard dredges not so many years ago are now mates or masters of vessels. It is said that if all the Ocracokers should leave the dredges employed on Delaware River, that operations would have to cease temporarily until new crews could be signed up. With so little other opportunity, it is the ambition of most youngs ters when they finish the isiand school to enlist in the Coast Guard. There are 21 stations today between the Virginia line and Beaufort. Two of these stations are on Ocracoke Island, and the one in the village, yet to be com missioned, although complete, with exception of few details, is one of ihri finest super-stations in the en tire service. To be a great surfman, the na tives agree, is the ultimate test of a man. In good weather and bad, sui fmen patrol the beaches, patrols that formerly were made on foot now in the powerful station trucks On Ocracoke the patrol by truck extends half way the island length where it is met by the patrol from the other station. One-Way Regulations It was the Banks which gave the Service its unofficial watchward. One night, years aa", when the ser vice was cr.iiicd the 1". S. Life Sav ing Si. i vice, a ve.-sel w as hveaking up on an outer reef off Hatteras and a i l ew was .repariiv.- to launch its s:(-f'nat, a rookie turni-d to the ia:,v:.i!, sayinir: "I believe we ia:i ml there, Cap'n, but I don't believe we ever could p-et hack." ; The bos'n spat from the wind. , "Don't fret about that Bub", he : answered. "A!! the ri ulatlT , say is we got to go out there. The I regulations don't say a damn thing ' about having to come back." MORE ABOUT HATTERAS (Continued from page y) boat is of sufficient size to ferry cars across the Sound. To reacr Engelhard one drives down X. C. Route 261. Engel hard is the terminus of the paved road. Another way to reach Hatteras is from the South. Persons going to Ocracoke Island aboard the U. S. Maillboat A'.eta (leaves Atlan tic daily 1 P. II. EST) arrive on the island within four hours. The following morning a bus of the Ocracoke Transportation Company We Appreciate V) l he ratronage uiven Our r irm by the Merchants of Ocracoke and We Are Deeply Grateful for the Courtesies shown our salesman Mr. T. J. Thomas, who visits the Island at regular intervals. w. Wholesale Grocery Morehead City, North Carolina MORE ABOUT OCRACOKE (Continued from page 1) skillful navigators. Arriving at Portsmouth, on the south side of Ocracoke inlet, the village of Ocracoke comes within view. The first thing the visitor going there sees is the ancient white lighthouse. If atmospheric conditions are right, the lighthouse appears first as a mirage, that is it seems to be floating in the sky, above the surface of Pamlico Sound which bounds it on the west. First stop at Ocracoke is Pamli co Inn Dock. Many persons pat ronizing this Inn get off here. Others go to the next dock and stop at Cedar Grove Inn operated by Cant. Gary Bragg. The final stop is at the Mailboat Dock or at Capt. W. G. Willis' store in Silver Lake Harbor Here, there is always a tru :k-bus from Wahab Village Hotel awaiting passengers or visi tors bound to this modern hostelry. The visitor at Ocracoke finds a most unusual and splendid place to j spend a vacation. They also find j a wonderful place to fish for the various species which inhabit the j sound, the inlet and the surf, name ly: channel bass, cabio, blues, trout, sheepshead and many other I kinds of fish which will bite your j hook when fishing with rod and j reel. I Vacationists and fishermen go. j ing to Ocracoke are advised (if ; they drink) to take their own ; drinks with them. There is no I ABC store on Ocracoke and neith- er are there any beer parlors or taprooms. There are no boot leggers on Ocracoke Island. On the island though at any of the Inns or hotels mentioned (all are operated on American Flan) the visitor or sportsman will find some of the most genuine hospitali ty they have ever experienced plus most excellent meals in the dining rooms. takes passengers and mail to Hat teras, the first part of the trip be ing made by bus, the completion of trip by boat. In Hatteras this bus connects with another making a daily round trip to Manteo. Hatteras is very much like Oc racoke. Vacationists and visitors or fishermen going there are ad vised that while beer is sold on the island, whiskey is not. It is ad visable to take your own whiskey and plenty of it with you. Oil Hatteras the deep sea angler will find efficient guides, telephone service teleeranhic service h,nv good places to live and plenty of fish but no Alcoholic Beverages Control Stores. The nearest is in Manteo. A seven-acre field which L. H. Ray, unit demonstation farmer of the Burnsville township in Yan cey County, sowed to sericea les pedeza four years ago hat- been a major source of income since. Glen Kilby of Sturgills, Ashe County, says phenothiazine which he used the first tim ethis year, has been more satisfactory than any material he has ever used for treating stomach worms in sheep. Varieties of tobacc not resist ant to root rot are proving to be highly unsatisfactory in Madison County this year, reports John S. Hollamon, assistant farm agent. 3 WEL COME TO A Good Place To Spend Your Vacation VISIT MY STORE WHEN YOU COME TO THIS PICTURESQUE ISLAND OFF THE N. C. COAST A Complete Line Of Groceries, Meats And General Merchandise MAGAZINES POST CARD VIEWS :: :: JUST OPENED THIS SEASON WATERFRONT S REFRESHMENT SHOP . 1 j! On My Dock Over The Water I COLD DRINKS ICE CREAM MILK SHAKES 1:::::::;:::::::::::::!::::::::::::::::::::::::: Your Patronage Will Be Appreciated W. G. WILLIS, Owner AT U. S. MAILBOAT DOCK Silver Lake Harbor Ocracoke, N. C. Jit. Lnjoy JA H ire it ucracoKe IT'S THE BEST PLACE TO SPEND YOUR va (da Tru LOCATED 30 MILES OFF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST dJ)IEA(D(IDKE USILANW Offers The Vacationist Good Fishing, Splendid Accommodations and An Oppor tunity To Rest Plus EN JO YM ENT THAT IS DIFFERENT W TO REAC H OCRACOKE i FROM ATLANTIC End of U. S. Route 70 U. S. Mailboat Leaves Daily at 1 O'Clock Arriving at Ocra coke 4:30 P. M. Fares Each Way $1.50 Per Person. BY TAXI PLANE From Manteo or Elsewhere By Appointment Large Ne.w Stinion Cabin Plane, Radio Equipped, Piloted by Dare Driikill. Rate 30c Per Mile, Can Carry 3 Pauengert With Baggage SLAND FROM MANTEO By Beach Motor Bus Leaves Manteo Shortly After Noon, Arrives Hatteras Same Af ternoon Making Connections With Inlet Boat and Bus To Ocracoke. Foi Information About Ocracoke Oi Accomodations Wahab Howard, General Manager for R. S. Wahab, Ocracoke Island, N. C. Clyde Willis, Manager, WAHAB VILLAGE HOTEL, Ocracoke, N. C. Dave Driskill, Chief Pilot, Ocracoke Aair Taxi, Manteo, North Carolina. R. S. Wahab, Mercantile Trust Building, Baltimore, Maryland. Aycock Brown, Beaufort News Building, Beaufort, North Carolina. (THIS AD SPONSORED BY R STANLEY WAHAB)

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