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The Beaufort News
Published every Thursday at
120 Craven Street
Beaufort, Carteret County, N. C.
Beaufort Publishing Co.
AYCOCK BROWN Editor
and Advertising Manager
WM. L. HATSELL, Business Mgr.
North Carolina, South Carolina,
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Entered as second-class matter
February 5, 1912 at the postoffice
at Beaufort, North Carolina, un
der the Act of March 3, 1879.
THE BEAUFORT NEWS BEAUFORT, N. C.
Thursday, Aug. 21, 1941
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Member Nat'l Editorial Asso.
Thursday, Aug. 21, 1941
Saved From Diamond Shoals She
Finally Was Lost In Biscay Bay
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Through Freight And
Express To Banks
There has been some talk
recently by those who could
make it possible, to establish
a daily freight and express
boat line from Beaufort to
Ocracoke Island where it
could very easily connect
with the over-beach bus to
Hatteras Island. The Beau
fort Chamber of Commerce
which under its present lead
ership has never operated
on a strictly local basis, but
for the Central Coast at
large, is ready to help make
this possible through any
promotional means. Ihe
Beaufort - Morehead City
Railroad Company under its
present management is also
considering the various ang
les which would make this
possible a through freight
service connecting with the
daily trains into Beaufort
from Morehead City, eastern
terminus of the A. & E. C.
Railway Company and
thence through Core Sound
connecting with the various
communities of East Carter
et and terminating at Ocra
coke Island. Such a plan may
not operate profitably at the
beginning but in the long run
it would be a most worth
while investment for the
firm that undertakes it. That
is because the Outer Bank
and Ocracoke in particular
are just beginning to devel
op. A through freight and
express service would be of
great benetit to every com
munity east of Beaufort
where there are no express
or freight agencies at pres
ent. It is a matter well worth
considering and Beaufort
stands ready, we believe, to
support any such proposition
undertaken by any firm or
PICTURED ABOVE is the late 4-masted schooner
Edna M. Hoyt of Boston. Early in the 1930's when Beau
fort News' editor was Outer Banks correspondent for a
number State newspapers and the Associated Press a report
came in from Hatteras Inlet Station that the crew of life saver were
going to the aid of the Edna Hoyt, off Diamond ShoaU which was leak
ing badly and submerging at the rate of six inches per hour. In (he
meantime Coast Guard cutters out of Norfolk were sent out to render
aid also and while the Hatteras Inlet guardsmen stood by and waited,
the vessel continued to sink. The cutter arrived in time however, nnd
the old Hoyt finally reached the port of Norfolk safely which fas
an exceptional case for a vessel getting in trouble off Cape Hatteras.
Finally on a trans.ocean voyage with a cargo of coal aboard, the Edna
Hoyt got in trouble again, this time in a Bay of Biscay storm and she
was damaged so badly that she was sold and is now used as a bargi: by
her Portugal owners. (Beaufort News Photo.)
Beaufort Should Not
Lag Along Behind
In the matter of making
surveys looking towards get
ting certain governmental
aid for financing the con
struction of a sewerage dis
posal plant with an extension
and improvement of the
present system, and with the
extension of water mains to
outlving districts Beaufort
should not lag behind. At a
meeting of the Carteret
County Defense Council a
few weeks ago each com
munity, that is Newport,
Morehead City and Beaufort
representatives agreed that
certain surveys for securing
adequate sewerage and wat
er systems would be made.
According to our informa
tion and judging from what
we read in the newspapers
the surveys have been com
pleted in Morehead City and
Newport. Already these two
municipalities have applied
for the governmental aid
they are sure to get just as
sure as each community and
Beaufort too, will be includ
ed in the defense area. The
population of Newport,
Morehead City and Beaufort
is scheduled to increase
heavily as result of defense
projects now under construc
tion or proposed. These
towns must grow and will
grow. In the meantime two
of the municipalities have
completed preliminary sur
veys looking towards getting
certain needed impr 0 v e
ments. Beaufort, however, is
apparently lagging behind,
because so far no surveys for
improved sewerage and wat
er systems have been com
pleted here or if same have
been completed, the Mayor
an dCity Clerk have not been
Ocracoke The Place To
Perhaps we are the first to
ever give the idea a thought
and probably what helped
was the announcement that
a few more millions would
be spent in creating certain
facilities down in Onslow
County for the training of
"parachute troops" Our idea
is this and we pass it on to
Representative Herbert Bon
ner of the First District, who
in turn, we hope, will lay the
plan before the authorities
that have to do with provid
ing facilities for training
modern day parachute
troops. Our opinion is
that of all the places in
America, there is no better
place to train fledging para
chute jumpers than on the
mile wide, five-mile long
open stretch of beach land
adjacent to Ocracoke village.
The first and last parachutist
we have ever seen in action
was bailing out of a plane
flying over that beach. His
name was "Tommy," and
when he finally failed to pull
the string, it was not on Oc
racoke but at a county fair
up state. Tommy told the
editor that it was easier and
more comfortable to bail out
of a plane over Ocracoke
Beach than any other place
he had ever tried. The land
ing, so he told the editor, was
just like landing on a feather
bed. That is because the
beach, while solid enough to
land any type of plane, has a
two or three inch crust of
soft sand on top. Unless there
was a gale blowing, a rank
amateur could bail out over
Major Otto Ellis, commanding
officer of the Second Battalion of
the 72nd Field Artillery at Tort
Bragg in a letter to T. Mu ray
Thomas, expresses appreciation on
behalf of the officers and men who
encamped here last week. He
praised the camp site, saying it .vas
ideal and also the entertainment
provided and hospitality shown his
soldiers by residents of Beaufort.
His letter follows:
The officers and men of the
Second Battalion, Seventy-Second
Artillery appreciate ' greatly the
warm generous reception accorded
them by the people of Beaufort.
The camp site was ideal; the
sources of entertainment splendid,
and the hospitality of the people
set an even higher standard than
that well known "Southern Hos
pitality." It being impossibble for us to
express our appreciation individ
cally, we would like to extend
through you our thanks to the la
dies who so kindly assisted in mak
ing our stay at Beaufort such a
We hope that some day we may
be able to visit Beaufort again and
that we may receive the same en
M. LESLIE DAVIS, JR.
Do you folks remember that
last week we started a tennis
match, but it was not finished, so
1 will tell you about the rest of it
That hard-diiving Robert W.
Robinson was a hungry man on
Wednesday morning. In order to
go home and get his breakfast he
wiped up the earth to defeat Earlt:
Willis in straight sets 6-1, 6-1.
That afternoon Robinson determ
ined to hold his title; he defeated
J. D. Biggs the first set 6-1. He
had Biggs 5-1 in the second set but
J. D. Biggs began to settle down
and finally won the second set
11-9. The third set was called off
on account of darkkness.
The next day Robinson beat J.
On Sunday afternoon of this
week James H. Davis. No. 2 man,
went down to Carl M. Sadler by
score of 6-4, 9-7. Davis could have
done better if he had had time to
practice and play some with thee
boys. On the same day Carl M
Sadler played Lionel Pelletier and
beat him 6-4, 6-2.
The first of the girls matches
were played this week. Anna Rob
inson came from behind to defeat
Sarah Potter 8-6, 6-4. The rest
of the girls matches will be played
We hope to have the rest of the
men's matches off Sunday after
Everyone come out and see the
fina's and enjoy an afternoon of
fun and entertainment.
Dr. Gudger, Noted
Visiting On Coast
Dr. E. W. Gudger, one of the
most outstanding ichthyologists iv
the world and for many years con
nected with the Museum of Natur
al History in New York, is spend
ing his vacation at Pivers Island
on the Carteret Coast.
Ocracoke Beach and make a
perfect landing with a para
chute. We wonder if the
Government would not inves
tigate this idea, with the
thought in. view that they
have, if they want it, a first
rate training center for
fledgling parachutists on Oc
racoke already developed.
Rev. Leolan Jackson, after 37
years returned to Ocracoke for a
short visit. He left here quite a
young boy, ambitious for an edu
cation. He worked his way thru
college and the University of
Chattanooga, Tenn. Then entering
the ministry he became an out
standing preacher of Wilmington,
Delaware Conference of Metho
dist church. After more than 40
years of active service he has re
tired. 'Many of his comrades had
passed away, but the few left glad
ly welcomed him back. Also an
other native son, namely, Mr.
Charles Simpson, who now lives at
Chester, Pa., returned, accompan
ied by his family, after 27 years of
absence. He is employed by "Du-1
fvllb ui Milling LVIl, uci.
Among the guests who regis
tered at Wahab Village Hotel last
week were the following: A teach
er of aviation, namely, Mr. James
Magnus Nissen, accompanied by
his wife. His native home is Cali
fornia. Mr. and Mrs. Brian Aherne
of Beverly Hills, Calif., the fa
mous movie stars; Dr. and Mrs. J.
Warren White, of Greenville, S. C,
are having a wonderful time fish
ing with much success, accompan
ied by Capt. Stacy Howard as
guide; Mr. George T. Hardy, a
prominent business man of New
port News, Va.; Mr. L. M. Murphy
of Greensboro, N. C; Mr. John M.
Paul, of Lumberton, N. C; Miss
Elizabeth Paul, of Lumberton, N.
C; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jones, of
Clinton, N. C; Miss Nan Rodgers,
of Graham, N. C; Dr. John M.
Glaner, of Graham, N. C; Mr.
Geo. C. Rodgers, of Graham, N.
C; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Vick, of
Kinston, N. C; Mr. Pake Parrott,
of Kinston, N. C; Mr. and Mrs.
Jesse McWilliams, of Norfolk, Va.;
Mr. Bob McWilliamms, of
Lynchburg, Va.; Hon. A. L. Hamil
ton, of Morehead City, N. C; Mr.
ami Mis. H. O. White, of Colerain,
N. C; Mr. John Gold, Jr., of Wil
son, N. C. ; Messrs. Ernest and
Jake Sladrian of Greensboro, N.
C; Mi', and Mrs. A. J. Socking, of
Charlotte, N. C; Miss Helen Hawk
of New Bern, N. C; Miss Lillie
Henderson, of New Bern, N. C;
Mr. T. S. Eaton, of Hatteras, N.
C; Capt. and Mrs. W. T. Nichols,
of Camp Davis, N. C; Mr. C. C.
Garrett and son, of High Point, N.
C.; Mrs. Ira Santo, of Kinston, N.
C; Mrs. Arthur P. Wilson, of Kin
ston, N. C. ; Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Hanowald, of Kinston, N. C. All
the above were registered guests
at Wahab Village Hotel.
A large crowd are planning a
trip to Buxton, N. C, August 25th
to hear Governor Broughton speak
in interest of the Coastal Highway
of the Banks.
Mr. Van Henry O'Neal and Miss
Bertha Garrish motored to South
Carolina and were married Satur
day night, Aug. 16, 1941, and came
on here yesterday. Van Henry is
home on "leave" from the Coast
Mrs. T. W. Howard, with her
granddaughter, Jeanne, returned
to Ocracoke Monday after an ex
tended visit with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. D. L. Ween, of Creswell,
N. C, on account of severe illness.
Mrs. Zina Williams, accompan
ied by her children, Melba and Lar
ry Williams, are visiting her
daughter in Beaufort.
Mrs. Bessie Howard was sud
denly called to Columbia, N. C,
Saturday on account of the death
of her foster sister, Mrs. Irene
Mr. A. F. Taylor and family, of
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their vacation here at their cottaee
"Sea Breeze" returned Sunday.
Mr. Irvin Scott Garrish who ha
been spending his vacation with hit
grandmother, Mrs. Simon Garrish
here, has returned to Cape Char'
les, Va., where he is employed on
the boat "Princess Anne."
Miss Bettie Howard, of Raleigh
is here visiting her parents, Mr!
and Mrs. W. C. Howard, who are
spending their vacation in their
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