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FRIDAY. MAY 28, IMS
CARTERET COUNTY NEWS TIMES. BEAUFORT AND MOREHEAD CITY, N. C
City s Expansion
The membership and projects
committees cf the Morehcad City
Chamber of Comrrerce, meeting
Jointly during the past several
weeks, have noted that new busi
nesses and businessmen in this
ares equal and exceed the present
membership in the Chamber of
Commerce, Dr. John Morris, presi
dent, revealed today.
This indicate the rapid growth
Morehead City is experiencing,"
At a special meeting of the
board of directors Tuesday night
the 1948-49 budget was approved
and 25 wooden benches were or
Verta Kr placement 01 the water-
Ine benches will be used bv
townspeople ar.d visitors r.nd win
provide seating for sailboat racr
Members of the membership
committee who will direct this
year's membershio can naign are
SA. B. Cooper, chairman, 1. K. Pitt-
man, Lou Gore, H. 1'. Scripture,
C. N. IJennett, W. C. Matthews,
and W. C. Carlton.
Members of (he projects com
mittee are George Bull, chairman,
A. K. (Jack) KobciiM, Warren
Beck, Skinner Chalk. ,)r , S .m Ad
ler, and I). G. Hell.
Comprising the Chamber's ad
visory con U'll are lony Seamon.
Mr. Bell, .lolm Crump, George Sto-
van, George K. Wallace, ami unice
Preparing lor Coverage o! Primary Election
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J'.t - .,V'M'
Memorial Day, Reminder of the Price
Paid for 'One , Nation Indivisible 9
Reid-Kenney to Csntinne
Contract Plumbing in July
International Business Machines, such as this huge tabulator, will be used by the Associated Press
tomorrcw in covering the North Carolina primary election. It will be the first time such machines
have been used for this purpose In (be Carolines. Here II. V. Johnson, Sr. (left), head of IBM's tabu
lating and statistical department at Charlotte, points out a phase of tabulating to AP Chief of Bureau
Paul Hansell. AP Day Editor .Ralph Rowland (right) examines IBM cards used for the work. AP Photo
Filling Stations Close In Tax Protest
Uncle Billy Can
Sleep Well Now
By BILL SHARPE
SALUDA, N. C. Uncle Billy
Slorris can sleep well in his
-friendship Church grave, because
. his niece, Ida Owens, is keeping
his precious fire going, the same
fire laid by Uncle Billy's great
grandfather in 1790 and never ex
thguished to this day. He might
make cn irritable whirl or two a
bout his beloved dogs, but the fire
is o.k. On a brisk M rch day, Mrs.
Owens, now 72, had it leaping fire
place high and she had nothing
but harsh words for so:re fellow
or other vvlio. on the radio, said
the fire would die out.
"Not as long as I live," she said,
a) sentiment echoed by her hus
Hanrl who is 78. "And I've heired
this place to my! "baby boy WOni" -Mr' and Mrs- Gcor2e
iery m)ll at Sptfffanburg, and he'll
take over when we can't keep go-
The fire which blazes so cheer-,
ully in (he ancient log cabin hre
An Green River road is a family I
Tieirloom. After a century of tra
dition that the "Morris fire never
went out," it came to be a point
cf family honor to keep it going.
Uncle Billy, a bachelor, was its
keeper for many years, dying at
84 a few years ago. Mrs. Owens
tedded him in his illness a id in
herited both cabin and fire.
She has wrought many changes,
while keening the fire intact. The
century-old log cabin is now insu
lated with packing board, tacked
onto'the logs by her husband, Alex
ander Hampton Owens. She W5s
born h this cabin, but Uncle Billy
since had let the chinks drop out
ipmething terrible until it was as
Sold as yo ucver saw.
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This filling station on a main highway through New Orleans wa closed Mondav, ajong with thous
of others in Louisiana, in protest against the proposed two-cent tax increase on gasoline. Opera-
Ibioughoiit the state lettered their filling sta lion windows with notice of the closing. (AP Photo).
On May 13, 1865, two snrll
forces, one in blue, the other
irsy, met at a place called Pal
net to Ranch in the Rio Grande
Valley of Texas, near Palo Alto.
There a brief battle wes fought,
and as the echo of the last shot
fsded away the curtain dropped on
he Civil War, a death struggle be
ween two pieces of one nation.
That w'fs the last battle of the
var, according to the E ;cyclopedia
Americana, and it took place mire
than a month after Grant ;nd Lee
-net at Appomattox. As the bugles
f Palmetto Ranch sounded their
nst clear call, a torn and wounded
w nicked un its pen and ledg
er for that final grim accouniins.
The figures for both North and
South have never been completed
added, much is missing from the
records. According to the Ameri
cana, the latest figures of the ree-
ii 'i.i oensinn oUice of the War
Department placed the Union deud
at "359,528 but of the estimated 2.
800,000 men who wore the blue. It
should be noted that 67,058 of this
number died in action, 43.012
died of wounds received. Of the
remainder, most died of disease.
A fantastic proportion by present
standards. ' 1
It is estimated that about 600.
QOu men wore the gray of Robert
E. Lee. However, the Kncycloped
ia points out that CyjjfeJeiate rec
ords """p I rjvlv deficient, having
mostly been destroyed. The most
cnmolete records svailable show
that 134,451 men died fighting for
e Smith nut the Alabama rolls,
for example, are completely miss
ing. Thus, at least half a million
Americans lust their lives in that
The services of Memorial Day
started in the -South to spread
Northward, both sides seeking to
honor their valiant dead. On May
5, 1868. General John A. Loga i,
then commander of the G.A.R., is
sued an order appointing May 30
of that year for Grand Army serv
ices and the date stuck. A remind
er of the price paid for "one Na
Information on the tides at More
head City and Beaufort is given
in the wil d a'ld their own location,
whether near the inlet or at head
of the estuaries.
below. The figures are approxi
mately correct und are based on
tables furnished by the Coast a id
Geodetic Survey. Readers should
aake some allu.vamv lor variations
T?pirJ -d Kennv Plumbing Co,
Morehend City, inform?d the Cat-,
taret No"' T'mes todiy th?t be
ginning July they will he permit
ted to do contract plumbing in ac
cordance with state law.
' At present they C3n continua
other types of work as heretofore.
I The position of the compa'y, as
regards contract plumbing, was
Tb trm "BliwtnrH" is snonosd brought to the attention of town
to have become popularized during officials ?t the commissioners'
the severe winter of 1880 81, meeting Friday afternoon.
Henry I of Bin.: 'anil aided Fle
mish wool weavers bv offering
them religious s-;iicluarv in Worst-1
id from which the industry bur
rowed its mime.
12-15 A M
12 54 P.M.
6 n-s A m
6 05 A M.
7:39 A M
The oolachan fish is so fat and
oily that when dried it con be used
as n candle by putting a wick
Uncle Billy's fiddle it is a real
- Italian fiddle, Mrs. Owens says
has been preserved. The two dogs,
greatly beloved of Uncle Billy, are
,,ione, but there sre two cats in
' their place. The St. Bernard died
jjjjtfirce weeks after his master pass
a ed away.' '.The other, "we'll just
call him but he am t, a collie,
was discovered to be an egg-sucker.
"We misse'd the eggs and no
ticed he didi't eat hearty, and just
put 2 and 2 together." It nrde
4 and the egg-sucKing "ain't a col
lie" was jgiven away.
The 65 acres which went to Mrs.
Owens with the cabin and fire are
fanred as much as Mr. Owens' age
will allow, which isn't a great deal
But they are hardv mounUiin peo
pie. snug in their packing-case
vailed cabin and demanding littlr
of theworld. Few tourists come to
see the fire, which is all right with
them. They feel a stroig if vagur
attachment to it, and it really i
no trouble. A lot of peonle ur
here keep hot ashes on the Hearth
all the time. "Don't say the fire
will go out," said Owens.
So Uncle Billy should rest all
-right, joined now by one dog 'and
likely to be visited by the shade
of the other, since a suck-egg do?
has short shrift in this country.
The old fire roared famously as his
niece, "Little Ida" he called her,
kicked it today.
Personally Conducted Jaywalking
JOLIET, 111. (AP) Two
Joliet patrolmen are shaming jay
walkers into crossing streets at in
tersections. When Laurence Rud-
( I dy or Michael Bolos sees a pedes
trian crossing in the middle of a
block, he blows his whistle and
asks the pedestrian to go to a cor
ner. If the person insists on Jay
walking, the natrolmetl tnn fraffir
gjjnd escort him across the street
. The horse has been called the
' most important weapon (n the con
quest of America. -
Mrs. .Tohn Nelson returned home
on Sunday after visiting her moth
er in Bridgeton snd her sister in
New Bern RFD.
way and lUle n, Charles, of
"npprOrir splrft tic wdcBSeifB with
his father and mother, Mr. and
Mrs. P. F. Carraway.
Mr. Gray Willis who is employ
ed in New Bern spent the week
en at home with his family.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lawrence
(tended the meeting in Hrlowe
Mr. and Mrs. "Pete" Becton and
children of Beaufort spent Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Carra
way. ivlr. and Mrs. J. W. Adams visit
ed his brother at Harlowe Sunday
Mrs. Emily Nelson snent Moi
lay with Mrs. Florence Adams and
Mis'; Njt- Carraway.
Mrs. G. M. Carraway, Rufus
prrawnv, Jim Stallinas, Jr.. 'Mr.
Peter Carraway and Tom Carra
way were in Beaufort Saturday.
Mrs. tmma ueecnem spent last
week with Mrs. Rone Wallace at
Mrs. H. D. Carraway, Mrs. Oscar
Pittrran and Mrs. Albert McNeil
visited Mrs. J. M. Slallings on
Mr. and Mrs. Albert McNeil rnd
-hildren of Bepufort visited her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hervcy Car
raway over the weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. Julian Fulcher 2nd
little daughter of Morehead City
snent Sunday with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Wallace.
Rev. W, E. Anderson visited Mr.
and Mrs. Reuben Wallace and Mr.
and Mrs. John Wallace Sunday.
Mrs: Henry Carraway, Mrs. Guy
Carraway, Luther, Rufus and Ed
win Carraway, and Jim Stallings,
Jr., attended church service at
South River Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. John Felton and
taby, Ganelle, of Beaufort RFD
rent Friday with Mr. and Mrs. P.
Ctrraway. Vernon Carraway
returned home with them.
Mrs. Howard Walton and son,
Phil, spent Monday with Mrs. Roy
Carraway of Beaufort.
Mr. Lou Carraway spent the
weekend at Oriental.
Mrs. G. M. Carraway and Mrs.
H. L. Walton spent awhile Sunday
fternoon with Mrs. P. F. Carra
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Wallace vis
ited Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Stallings
Mrs. Mary Willis of Stacy passed
through on the mail Friday to visit
her sister, Mrs. Monnie Norman
it South River.
Mrs. Guy Carraway, Mrs. How
ard Walton and son, Phil, visited
Mrs. J. W. Adams and Miss Nita
Carraway Tuesday. - , .
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Of the first three million men
examined for the U.S. i World
War II draft, 52.8 per cent were
rejected because of defects; 16.5
per cent of all rejections for tooth
defects, 11.7 per cent for eye do
fects, 10.4 per cent for mental
disorders, and 10 Per cent .. for
Williston Nan Taken
Into Custody by Officials
The sheriff's deportment Tues
day afternoon confined Travis Wil
lis, of Wiljjston, to the county jail
until admit tance can be gained for
him at the State hospital for the
mentally deranged rt Raleigh.
Mr. Willis, who works at Cherry
Point, was stricken while at work
In 1908, one of the deterrents
to automobile ownership was the
thought that every owner would
have to keep his car in a costly
"automobile house" complete with
repair facilities, drainage pit,
washing apparatus and turn-table.
If Coccidiosis Strikes,
Call or Wire Us For
f Front St. Phone 2742
NKW BERN, N. C.
GOIIIG - UP!
...lime for your car's
summer check-up. Drive
nn today for a complete
going-over. We're experts ,
at kecpinq cars in top
flight condition and we
ere reasonable, too.
Give vourself a break! With the hot weather, here,
it is essential that the cooling system of your car
wcrks prcpsrly. Drive in today for prompt and ex
pert repairs ol leaks, overheating, etc., in your radiator.
YOU GET EXTBA SERVICE AT
PHONE M 5621
, (vjl) " QT" '
Blended Whiskey 86 Proof. The straight whiskies In lliii prod,
net are 5 yean or more old.35 straight whiskey. 65 grain'
neutral spirits. 10 straight whiskey 5 years old. 21 straight
whiskey 6 years old. 4 straight whiskey 7 years old..
Schenley Distillers Corp, New York City'
Notice To All Fishermen
If you live, in Moreliead Cily or any
other place along the coast when you are
fishing in this vicinity, stop at our house.
We are prepared to handle all catches re
gardless of the amount.
We have every convenience for your
benefit including electric hoist for unload
ing, gas and fuel on the dock, government
tested scales, etc.
AEOVE ALL WE GUARANTEE THAT
K3 C:,T fcEATS US 01 CU3 PEICE
; Qelhaven Fish Gc Oyster
: ' WECLESAI& & EETAUs
. Office Phone N 5511 Betall Phsne M M6
Morehead City, II. C
Up To One Week Old $15 per 100
STARTING AND CROWING MASH
25 Ul ltag...l...J.,........:..i...v$II
1C3 Lb. Bag $5.35
CRACKED CC3N Fine or Course
25 Lb. Lois $1.30 100 Lb. Lois $5.15
FARM AND FEED MILL
"Direct From The Mill To You"
Cartmret County Branch
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Ms;r. 4 Beaufort Branch
A. T. tclth, Sr.
ffltift ill Pi' 1
TIRES BY GOObEAH
Switch to Super-Cushions for the
smoothest ride you ever had on
only 24 lbs. of air.
plus Ut (!.'() Hi
(replaces G.OO Ki)
M FltONT ST. BKAlTOItT
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Made of LOCAL grains plus tested and proven
Purina supplements arid mixed according to
Purina approved formulas, our Chowmix label
is your guarantee of quality PLUS economy.
Our Chowmix feeds are backed by years of
research in poultry and livestock feeding.
- WHOLESALE OR RETAIL
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(IN FRONT OF ORRINGER FICKLE CO.)
803 Pasteur St
NEW BERN. N. C.
For A Limited Time Only!
Tour Choice cf $25.00 Worth ol Raccrds WUh Any
Admiral or Farnsworlh Console Radio-PjonogTaph
VARIOUS MODELS AVAILABLE ON EASY TERMS
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