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A Merger of THE BEAUFQ3T NEWS (Established 1912) and THE TWIN CITY TIMES (Established 1936)
38th YEAR, No. 4
BEAUFORT AND MOREHEAD CITY, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1948
PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
Fight on Farmer's Foe, Worms
By A. F. Mahan
WASHINGTON A worm is
Public Enemy No. 1 to the De
partment of Agriculture.
ii It is tMKuropean corn borer,
which caused an estimated $97,
000,000 damage in 28 states last
year. Eight years ago damage was
only about $7,000,000.
So far the borer has defied all
efforts to check its spread, but the
' Department has mapped a five
point control program ' which it
hopes to see put into operation
on a community-by-community ba
sis this year.
The boll weevil, experts say,
never posed a greater threat to
cotton than the borer to corn. Be
sides, com is planted on- more
acreage, is worth more in dollars
and has a greater diversity of by
products than any other two crops
Damage caused by the borer in
creased by 1943 to $33,000,000 and
in 1946 to $37,000,000. Dr. P. N.
Annand, chief of the Bureau of
Entomology and Plant Quarantine,
says an "intensified effort calling
for the all-out cooperation of all
farmers with state and federal
agencies is necessary if the insect
is to be brought under control and
its damage checked.
The corn borer first was dis
covered in the United States in
1917. It caused severe damage that
year to sweet corn around Boston.
Annand says evidence indicates
the worm was imported from Hun
gary or Italy between 1909 and
1914. before any quarantine in
spection service had been author
ized at ports.
By 1940 it had spread to states
bordering the Great Lakes, gone
north into Maine and moved south
ward along the Atlantic Coast to
Today it is found in 1,052 coun
ties in 28 states. 94 counties in
11 states reported new infestations
last year. Now it infests parts of
North Carolina and Tennessee and
has moved as far ar-North and
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South Dakota, Nebraska and Kan
sas. Many states are planning com
munity meetings to spread up-to-date
information on control me
thods. The Department of Agriculture
1. Plow under old corn stalks
and stubble, shred or ensilage corn
stalks used for feed, destroy corn
remnants in barnyards and else
2. Plant varieties of corn re
commended for respective com
munities. Locally adapted hybrids
can be expected to give highest
yields and quality.
3. Plant on dates recommended
by agricultural agents.
4. Look for eggs laid by corn
moth on the underside of leaves
on tallest, corn and start insecti
cide treatment as soon as eggs
begin to hatch. (Frequent exami
nations are recommended in May,
June and July.
5. Use insecticides when it is
determined they will be profit
able. (County agricultural agents
are prepared to advise on what,
when and how to use.)
The corn borer, which usually
becomes about an inch long, be
gins as an egg laid by a moth and
himself becomes a moth after he
has done his boring damage.
Hatched as a tiny worm, he tun
nels his way into thesatlk which
usually weakens and breaks. He
feasts, too, on the ears of the corn,
even gnawing the cob.
As he nears maturity he bores
into the stalk and spins a thin
cocoon about himself, becomes a
pupa and emerges later as a moth.
BOOTH CARRIES ON
LONDON (AP) Following
in the family tradition. Cadet Stu
art Booth, great grandson of Wil
liam Booth who founded and was
the first general of the Salvation
Army, vbesi been commissioned in
Lt. Col Sycliffe Booth, territorial
commander -for France, and the
grandson of General Bramwell
Booth, the army's second general.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stewart of
Brooklyn, N. Y., and Mr. Edward
Willis of Wilmington were guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Nelson
- Mr. and Mrs. Wade Meadows
spent the weekend here at their
summer cottage on Sleepy Creek.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Mears and
sons, Elbert and James, spent the
weekend in Lumberton with his
father who is ill.
Mrs. Kenneth Bates entertained
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stewart
Mrs. Ora Ordwein and her moth
er, Mrs. Annie Tipton, of Ilyatts
ville, Md , are visiting Mr. and
Mrs. Lester Pigott, and his moth
er, Mrs. Lillian Pigott.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stewart
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wal
ter Stewart Sunday.
Mrs. Bill Pigott went to Raleigh
to attend the nurses graduation
exercises at Rex hospital. Her
sister, Miss Ellen Nelson, graduat
ed. Mrs. R. L. Whitehurst of More
head City spent last Sunday with
Capt. John Nelson and family.
Capt. John Nelson, who was se
riously ill for several weeks, has
recovered and is able to work a
gain. Mrs. Nelson is still on the
, Miss Maggie Pigott and Mrs.
Lillian Pigott called on Miss Geor
gia Whitehurst Sunday night.
Miss Winifred Willis and friend,
Miss Alice Wilcox of Hawaii, are
here for the summer visiting rela
tives. Mrs. Henry Chadwick and daugh
ter, Hilma, have returned after
visiting relatives in Culpepper.
Va.. and Washington, D. C.
Mrs. Mamie Smith and Mrs. El
mer Smith of Markers Island were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nis
Miss Delia Fulford spent the
weekend with Mrs. Sadie Nisbet.
REDS FIND LOST CITY
MOSCOW (AP) Soviet ar
cheologists are excavating a "lost
city," in the desert of Kyzyl-Kum
in Central Asia. Announcing this
Ited Star" said .the name of the
cfty was "Taprak-Kala." The city,
from what historians can deter
mine, was abandoned in the Third
Century A. D.
Mrs. Carl Daniels and daughter,
.Teannie Frances, returned to their
home in Charlotte last Wednes
day after spending a while here
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Miss Sarah Marie Goodwin, of
Morehead City, is visiting her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Mrs. James Willis, of Lennox
ville, spent last week here with
Mrs. Mattie Styron who is very ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Day were vi
sitors in Beaufort last Wednes
day, Mr. Lionel Lupton, who has been
working in Tamaqua, Pa. for some
time, returned home Monday to
visit his mother, Mrs. Gladys Lup
ton and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Willis, of
Beaufort, R.F.D., visited his aunt,
Mrs. Mattie Styron a short while
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Garner took
Mr. Alton Goodwin to Beaufort
Friday to the doctor.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Van Horn,
of Morehead City, spent the week
end here with her mother, Mrs.
Mrs. Wesley Lupton, of New
Bern, is spending a few days here
with her mother in law, Mrs. Gla
Mr. and Mrs. Connie Daniels
and daughter spent Sunday here
with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. E
Mr. Henry Taylor, of Sealevel,
spent Sunday afternoon here.
Mr. Darrel Lupton, of Cape
Lookout C. G. Station, left Monday
to return back to his work after
spending his leave here with his
father, Mr. Ervin Lupton.
Mrs. Blakely Wade, of Beaufort,
is spending this week here with
her mother, Mrs. Rittie Day.
Messrs. J. W. and Arthur Good
win were visitors to Atlantic Mon
South River News
Hospital Staffs Inadequate
LONDON (AP) Minister
of Health Aneurin Bevan reports
that the shortage of attendants is
seriously crippling Britain's hos
pital services. At one time, he
says, 61,146 hospital beds were va
cant because of staff shortages.
THE 1947 DELIIIQUEIIT TAX LIST
IS BEniG PREPARED
PAY R011 AND SAVE ADDITIONAL
COSTS AND PENALTIES
City tax Collcclor
James Tosto Dies '
At Home ol Daughter
The community was sorry to
hear of the death of Mr. James
Tosto Monday morning at Orien
tal, where he had been living with
his daughter, Mrs. Geneva Mason
for nearly two years. The family
and relatives have our deepest
Mrs. Marv Willis and grand
daughter, Sarah Alice Mason, of
Stacy, spent the weekend with her
sister, Mrs. Mormie Norman.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Courtney
and children, Vernon and Shirley,
of Portsmouth, Va., moved in the
community Monday. Mr. Courtney
is working for the pulp wood com
pany. Mr. and Mrs. Julian Fulcher and
baby girl, 'Ppulette, of Morehead,
spent Sunday with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Wallace-.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Cannon
and children spent Sunday after
noon with her parents, Mr. , and
Mrs. Willie Pittman.
Mr. and Mrs. John Wallace, Mr.
and Mrs. Reuben Wallace visited
Mr. and Mrs. George Tosto Wed
Mrs. Leota Hammer visited the
school Monday to vaccinate the
children that would po to school
this fall for the first time.
Mrs. Rone Wallace spent a while
Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Nan
nie Pittman and mother, Mrs.
Mrs. Emma Beachem is spend
ing this week with Mrs. Rone Wal
lace. Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Stone and
daughter, Barbara, of Durham,
spent the weekend with Mr. and
Mrs. Rone Wallace.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Rclimgia and
children, of New Bern, R.F.D.,
spent Sunday with her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Single Cannon.
Mr. and Mrs. George Tosto and
son, Elzic, visited Mr. and Mrs.
Rone Wallace Saturday night. '
Mrs. Lem Hardy, Jr., and baby,
Linda, are spending this week at
Pelleticr with her parents, the
Miss Janice Norman spent Sun
Berlin Believes Western
Powers Will Remain
BERLIN (AP) j Despite
strong Russian propaganda to the
contrary, most Berliners believe
the Western powers will remain
in Berlin, according to a poll taken
by the American Military Govern
ment. The opinion sampling was
conducted by AMG's information
control division in the three west
em sectors of Berlin occupied by
the U. S., Britain and France
which contain two-thirds of the
city's 3 14 million population.
In October, 1947, 74 per cent
believed the Western Powers
would not withdraw. Later a Rus
sian propaganda barrage attempt
ed to convince Berliners that the
Western Powers were the "split
ters" of Germany nd had forfeit
ed their richt to remain here. To
test the effect of this propaganda,
the American agency again asked
Berliners this spring whether they
believed the western occupiers
would withdraw. Seventy-six per
cent of those questioned said they
believed they would not.
day afternoon with Kathleen Har-
Elder William Anderson, of
Morehead City, filled his regular
appointment Sunday morning and
Eld. .1. C. Griffin, of Morehead
City, will be here the first Satur
day night in June to show pictures
of our orphanage nt Middlesex,
North Carolina. Everyone are cor
dially invited to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Wallace
spent a while Saturday night with
Mr. and Mrs. Rone Walacc.
The Tidewater Construction
Co., of Norfolk, Va., one of the
largest equipment they have, came
dock and so the pulpwood company
barges could load the wood on
and take it to the paper mill at
Plymouth, N. C. Captain Win
slow and their crew members are
on the equipment and it will take
them two months to complete
with concealed vial of perfume
Continental aophUtlration plus!
eenrr f the TABU
with whlh il U s
There are rljjlit fashion
Including th prfum
Morehead City Drug Company
Arendell Street Phone M 5001
TOMORROW IS ELECTION DAY. A Car Will Call For You Upon
Request. Dial n 8792
Every REGISTERED VOTER in Carteret County should vote
to till every office. It is HU duly and inescapable responsibility as
an American Citizen. For as long as Voters, both Men and Women,
faithfully and religiously cast their ballots on Election Day there 1
will be no room for. Communism in America, DEMOCRATIC GOV
ERNMENT will survive VOTE WITHOUT FAIL!
Among Candidates for office this year is
Ex - Governor
running for the 0. S. SENATE. Ho made dne of North Carolina's
greatest Governors during the War years, and ha will make a great
and respected U. S. SENATOR and be a credit to NORTH CAROLINA.
HEAR VIIAT HE IIAS TO SAY:
, "If I am nominated and elected, as I confidently axpect to
bo I will owe no allegiance except to tha people. To their service
and to the National Welfare I will dedicate all tha energy and ability
that I possess." ,
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While we're a! il-Let's Vole for a Big Han lor the Biggest Job
on the Ticket -J. IIELVILLE BROUGIITOII for the U. S. Senate
- Big, Capable. Tearless, Ilaslcrlul J. I1ELVH.LE BnOUGIITOIL
This SpacfrerdribuledBy Carteret County Ffcsds.