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C A RTERET COU NT Y f n . ., " . - WELCCIIE POSTMASTERS i'i A Merger of THE BEAUFQ3T NEWS (Established 1912) and THE TWIN CITY TIMES (Established 1936) 58th YEAR NO 5. BEAUFORT AND MOREHEAD CITY, NORTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 1948 PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS j - 2,000 of Carteret's 9,000 Registered Voters Cast Ballots 10c ...''"".A. V " '. V'..:.'. . .-.-. . -1 " ' 4 Postmasters to Convene Tomorrow Church Observes The Rev. C. Freeman Heath, Washington, Con ducts Revival Services By F. C. Salisbury Following a session of revival services at the Camp Glenn Metho dist church over which the Rev. C. Freeman Heath, pastor of the First Methodist churhch of Wash ington, N. C, presided, Home-coming was held on Sunday, Memorial Day. Rev. B. B. Slaughter, district superintendent of the New Bern district delivered the morning ser mon, followed by the quarterly conference. Inspiring music was rendered by the young people's choir of the Franklin Memorial church. A feature of the morning pro gram was a most interesting his tory of the church prepared and rendered by Mrs. Mattie Nichols a lifelong member of the church Church History Back in 1890 when Jie Mansfield community had developed into a settlement of considerable size, a gioup of earnest Christian people o: the Muhodist faith came to gether and organized a church, holding services for several years in a one-room school building which became known as the Tra velers Rest. This building stood along the roadside of the old country road, in the vicinity .ai-ibe plant of the Morehead Block & Tile company. For many years It served as church, school, and a place where travelers could always find shelter. See CHURCH Pa t Teen-Age Clab i r?rq VI V The renewed campaign for adult memberships to the Teen-Age club is continuing satisfactorily, Mrs. H. H. Sampson, director, reported to day. More memberships are being solicited, however, and teen-agers, who will spend the summer at At- lantic Beach are being invited to join the club. Below are adult members of the club bought memberships during the campaign several months ago. The first part of this list was pub lished last week. . Contributors list ed below gave $5 each with the exception of those who have an other figure listed in back of their names,- ; " Mayor George Dill, Jr., Mrs. George Dill, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Gan non Talbert, Mr. and Mrs. G. T. . Windell, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Llnd- say, Brantley Aycock, Rev. and 'Mrs. R. T. Willis, Jr., Lockwood Phillips, $25, Mrs. Grace Piner, ' Dick Parker, Miss Charlotte Guth rie, Linwood Brlnson, Miss Ruth Willis, Miss Dora May Staton. Mr. and Mrs. Glen W. Rose, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Mirabella, Miss " A. Lois Lindsay, New York City, Mrs, H. W. Thornton, Rev. Lester A. Tilley, George H. Rowls, War ren Beck, Dr. John H. Bunn, Mrs. ,. . D. H. Rowe, Rev. 3. C." Griffin,'- Mrs. Fred i Phillips, Mrs Kathleen Dixon, Mrs. Gordon C. Willis. Mrs. Luther Hamilton, Sunday .School of First Baptist Church, . $200, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Reynolds, ' "".Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Whitehead, W. V-B.. Potter, (Beaufort) $10, "Mrs. W. V. B. Potter (Beaufort) $10, Mrs. Mary S. Johnson, Mrs. Nor i man Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth iPrest, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Webb, Mrs. D. M. Webb, Mrs. Llewellyn . Phillips. t i Fidelis Sunday School Class of i First Baptist Church, D. B. Webb, Miss Sudie Nelson, Miss Corinne Bell, Rev. J. V. Axtell, Rev. W. D. , Caviness, Jacob WUlis, H. p. Scrip i ture, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin M. Gar ner, Mrs. Gibbie Sanderson, Ted I Garner, Mrs. John Lashley, Mrs. .Robert Taylor's 6th and 7th grades, ,and $9.45 in small donations. . j Avery Flower' shop, Beaufort; I this morning donated $3 to the c club. Mrs. Sampson also annouit , ced 0iat Miss Margaret Ease, dance Instructor, will begin ballet and tap instruction at the center soon.' - Registration for the classes will be at 11 o'clock Thunday, Tore- head Cjty drug (tore. ' ' f ' - North Carolina Chapter No. 36, National Association of Postmas ters will convene tomorrow at At lantic Beach for their 12th annual state convention. Convention host is Harold Webb, Morehead City postmaster, who will give a welcome address. An other greeting of welcome will be made by George W. Dill, Jr., may or of Morehead City. Registration for the three-day convention will begin at 2 o'clock tomorrow, with the opening ses sion scheduled for 7 o'clock to morrow night. Breakfast discussion groups are on the agenda for Thursday and Friday mornings with the first business session planned for 10 o' clock Thursday. The second night session will be gin at 8 o'clock that night, with movies to be shown at 8:50. These films will include "Meet North Carolina" and movies of the na tional postmasters' convention teld recently at San Francisco. - ' Entertainment Thursday after noon will b boat trip to Cape Lookout ..Friday afternoon's en tertainment will be a directed tour of the Marine Corps "air station. Cherry oPint, with luncheon on the base. ' v: :vu ; Climax of the meeting will be the banquet at 7 o'clock Friday night when Congressman1 Graham A. Barden will speak. At this time newly-elected officers will be in troduced. Many state and national notables in postal circles will attend the convention, including Pearl E. Linville, fourth vice-president. Na tional Association of Postmasters, and Dan L. Gibson, editor of The Postmasters Gazette. Wade C. Hill, president of the State post masters' association, will preside at all business session. Carteret county postmasters ex pected at the convention are James N. Willis, Atlantic Beach; W. H. Taylor, Beaufort; Joseph Davis, Davis; Floyd Yeomans, Harkera Is land; Mattie Daniels, Lola; Mrs. Nita Hancock, Marshallberg; Mrs. Bessie Csrraway, Merrimon; Hfer old.W. Webb, Morehead City; Leon A. Mann, Newport; Mrs. Ruth Nor ris. Peletier; Mrs. Anne Salter, Portsmouth; James A. Daniels, Roe; -i, Dorothy E. Willis, Salter Path; Mrs. Pauline Gaskill, Sea- level; Mrs. Blanche Willis, Smy rna; Wllbert Lewis, Stacy; Gerald Pelletier, Stella; Mrs. Gladys M. Davis, Straits; Mrs. Elsie V. Mur- dock. Wild wood; and Mrs. Pearl S. Willis, WiUiston. . v , S&.':,:L;W" Iline County Pnpils Chosen To Attend Doys' and Girls' Slate This Ilonih Five Morehead City high school students and four Beaufort high school students this month will at tend Boys' and Girls' state, meet ings of high school pupils sponsor ed by the American Legion and the American Legion auxiliary. The students were selected by faculties of their respective high schools. Marjorie Stone, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Guthrie, Lois Webb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. B :Webb, both of More head City, Margaret Ann Windley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Ernest Windley, and Rosemir? Bessent, daughter of Mrs. Howard Bessent. both of Beaufort ar attending Girls' state now $ Voman'i col lege, Greensboro.' ' Girls' state will close Friday. The 'program for the week's session is designed to teaca rt year's sen iors the preccswa of government by simulatH ivi'y at all levels, Tpre' Mt'K' Michael R. Whitley, Foreman Core Creelf Bridge, Morehead Seniors Receive Diplomas Outstanding Students Win Awards, Class Presents - $180 to School Thirteen boys and 27 girls re ceived their diplomas Thursday night at graduation ceremonies in Morehead City high school, audi torium. That same morning, 53 eighth graders were given junior high school graduation certificates. Included on the high school gra duation program was presentation of individual awards from More head City Rotary Club, the Lions Club, the American Legion, and the Herff-Jones company, from which the class ordered their high school rings. 1 Superintendent of schools, H. L. Joslyn, presented the diplomas. Dr. J. H. Bunn gave the invbeation, and the Rev. L. A. Tilley, pastor of First Methodist church, the be nediction. Killa Hughes, Lukevia Wade, and Jeane Farrior were so loists. Ruth Guthrie was saluta torian and Grace Piner, valedictor ian, v Winners of the Herff-Jones com pany medals were Wary Ann pake, gifi; nr the best school spirit; BUI, Godwin,, boy with the best school spirit; Grace Piner, activi ties; Sidney Lentz. language; Man ly Lockhart, vocational shop; Vir ginia Jones, commercial; Sabra De Ella Wade, best all-around girl; and Tarver McKinght, best all around bay. ' ; J. G. Bennett. Jr. was one of the four Lions Club award winners, honored ks an outstanding basket ball player for four years. Bill Huges and Mary Sue Tenney also received Lions club awards as out standing basketball players, and Bobby Bell received ah award for outstanding baseball activity dur ing the past four years. Mary Sue Tenney received the Rotary club award, a medal, as the best all-around student. Alvah Hamilton, Rotary club president, made the presentation. Stanley Woodland, acting on be half af the American Legion, pre sented Lucille Wright a medal for winning the American Legion ora tory contest held several months ago. The Legion also gave awards to Thomas Bennett and Doris G. Midgett, outstanding eighth gra ders. . .. , The senior class gave $180 to the school as a gift, to be used for stage equipment in the auditorium. J. C. Pake Spends Leave With Parents in Beaufort , J. C. Pake. H. M. 3c USN is spending 30 days leave at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jo.hn C. Pake, Beaufort. 1 1 He is stationed at the U. S. N. Hospital, Corona, Calif., and will return to the U. S. Naval hospital, Bethesda, Md., for a four -months course in electro-cardiography and basal metabolism. tion of their own governor and of ficials. ' "V Carteret county boys who will attend Boys state June 13-20 at Chapel HiU are W. C. Matthews, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mattnews, anepara sampson, son of Mr. and Mrs Harold Sampson, and Donald Davis; son of Mrs. A. M. Davis, all of Morehead City, Beaufort boys are Jimmy Piner, soil of Mr: and Mrs. Hugh Piner, and Clifford Merrill, son of . Mrs. Kerney Merrill. f J Expenses of the girls are paid by Legion auxiliaries and boys' ex penses will be paid by the Legion pous. Mrs. F. M. Chadwick, More heid City, president of the State American Legion auxiliary, is also attending Girls' state. . Candidates to .Boys' and Girls' state are selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, character, personality, and qualities of lead- Retires One month ago today Michael R Whitley, foreman of the Core Creek drawbridge left the little bridgetender's house and went home for good. For 37 years 4 months and 11 days he supervised operation of the bridge across the inland water way at Core Creek. As a carpen ter he helped build the first bridge and for 25 years turned the gears 1 J 1$ Michael R. Whitley by hand, working 12 hour shifts with Jim Dickinson, also of Core Creek, who was retired seven years ago on a disability. Appointed to replace Mr. Dick inson was M. A. Mason, of Atlan tic, who now lives at Core Creek and replacing Mr. Whitley now is David Dickinson, of Core Creek, who was transferred her from the Coinjock "bridge near Elizabeth City;"" During Mr. Whitley's years of work at the bridge there was only one fatal accident a Negro crash ed through the gates and drowned the night of Sept. 8, 1946. Once in a while fender piers got knock ed down, but usually the bridge proved an unexciting place to be, Mr. Whitley related. Mr. Whitley, a native of Car teret county is a member of the Core Creek church and Woodmen of the World. He married the See WHITLEY Page 8 Memorial Day Damp weather did net prevent the American Legion and VFW sponsored Memorial Day services Sunday at the Beaufort Legion hut. Originally scheduled to be held in front of the court house, the place was changed because of rain. - Veterans present represented the Davis, Beaufort, and Morehead City American Legion posts, and Jones-Austin post No. 2401, VFW. The Rev. Harold Cuthrell, of Marshallberg, one of the speakers said that observance of Memorial Day signified the continuation of unity, security, freedom and peace of the United States. He traced the history of Memorial Day from its start after the Civil war. C. R. Wheatly, Jr., who introduc ed the speaker, received the pur que, "U,S.S. Beaufort," from Com. T. McHale, fifth Naval district, Norfolk. It will be displayed, along with the history of the merchant ship, U.S.S. Beaufort, in the Legion Hut. . -v,.. ; . Commander McHale summarized the history of the ship, explaining that the U. S. S. Beaufort was Used as a rescue craft in the tor pedo-dangerous waters of the Paci fic during the early war years, Carl Edwards concluded the. ce remony by playing taps. The in vocation was given by Post Chap lain William Congleton. Music was provided by the high school band, led by Fred King. : Superior Court to Convene Monday, June 1, Beaufort - Superior court will convene in Beaufort on Monday, June 7, with Judge Henry- L, Stevens, Jr., of Warsaw1 presiding. W. L. Bundy win be the prosecuting .attorney. The first week of court is sche duled to handle criminal cases, while civil cases are slated for the following week. A heavy docket 1s scheduled for today in recorder's court with a number of cases carried over from last week. , k ' In veterans Observe Only an estimated 2,000 of the 9,000 registered voters in Carteret county turned out Saturday to cast' ballots in the North Carolina pri mary. The only contest which concern ed county voters alone was in Morehead City township, between Hubert Fulcher and Charlie Krouse, incumbent, for the office of constable. Fulcher won by 49 votes, according to county board of election figures released today by F. R. Seeley, chairman of the board. Mr. Krouse Protests Mr. Krouse, claiming irregulari ties in voting at the Morehead City poll, declared today that he would demand a second primary. Ac cording to official count, Morehead City gave Fulcher 416 and Krouse 355, a difference of 61 votes. Both men were present at the counting. Broad Creek gave Krouse 45 and Fulcher 3 votes. Salter Path went for Fulcher, 55 to 20, while Wild wood went for Krouse 25 to 20. Totals were Fulcher, 494, and Krouse, 445. In the U. S. senator contest, countians were just about evenlv divided between Broughton and Umstead, with Broughton leading, 1336 to 1263. Johnson was by far the high man in the gubernatorial contest, receiving 1609 votes to Scott's 563 about 3 to 1. Albright, Barker Boyd, and Stanley were staggered in that order down the line. Bundy was more than a three to one choice over Abernethy for the fifth district solicitorship. He received 1818 votes to Abcrncthy's 819, and also won in the other fivr counties in the fifth judicial dis trict. 'Native Son' Wins The county responded hand somcly for Willis, who is seeking to represent the seventh senator ial district in the state senate. He received 1818 votes to Aberne 'o his closest opponent, Ward, with 13S3. Kellum and Ellis each had 283 while Larkins piled up 6J6,. However Ward and Larkins yes terday were assured of their tri umph in the entire six county sev enth district. For lieutenant governor, Taylor topped Tompkins, 1166 to 291. For secretary of state, Eure had 1065 while Armstrong had 491. For au ditor, Bridges had 1130 over Miller with . 255. For state treasurer, Hodges outclassed Vogler and Fra zelle. Hodges had 996 to Vogler's 246 and Frazolle's 239. For labor commissioner, Shuford polled 982 to Sherrill's 397. In the only Republican contest, Williard received 2 votes and Gragg none. Both are running for agricultural commissioner. TahlM Turned ' Morehead City turned the tables on the Broughton-Umstead trend, giving Umstead 459 to Broughton's 260. In the state Broughton was as sured of victory with more than a 20,000 vote lead. Beaufort voted in line with the general trend Saturday, giving Broughton a 299 to 242 lead over Umstead, and Johnson 356 votes for a three to one margin over Scott, with 112. Markers Island and other precincts followed the general trend. Launched yesterday morning through the able assistance of the Cub Scouts, was a safety slogan contest, part of the safety cam oaign being sponsored this week by the Morehead City police de partment and conducted by Miss Marjorie Froyd, of Chicago. Children between the ages of 6 and 12 are entering this contest. Cub Scouts are making a house to house canvass to distribute in structions and entry blanks. The entry blanks Include. a "Summer Safety Pledge" for participants KEach child entering the contest will receive a Green Cross safety lapel button. , Certificates signed by Ned H. Dearborn, president of the Nation al Safety council, will be awarded to the children who write the 10 best slogans. First, second and third prize certificates will have special ribbons. In addition, the three place winners will receive cash awards of $3, $2, and $1, re spectively. .Judges in the contest will e three prominent citizens of Morehead City. - V . Cub Scouts who are doing their part td'fromote safety are Walter Graham Fulcher, Kenneth Put nam, Raymond Earl Willis, Earl Wade, Frank Parker, Carl Rice, Ronald Lawrence, and Erie Lawia. Cub Scouts Aid In Safety Drive Carleret County Election Returns Twenty-one of Carteret county's 27 precincts reported the num ber of votes cast in Saturday's primary by presstime last night. The tabulations appear below. Precincts yet to report are Cedar Point, Cedar Island, Smyrna, Bogue, Wildwood, and Williston. U. S. Senator Broughton 1336 Umstead 1263 Governor Johnson 1609 Scott 563 Albright 299- Barker 25 Boyd 13 Stanley 11 Lieutenant Governor Taylor " 116 Tompkins' 291 Auditor Bridges 1130 Miller 255 State Treasurer Vogler 246 Hodges 996 Krazelle 239 Inspection Lane Arrives Tmiay at Beaufort School The state motor vehicle Ins pection lane will come to Car teret county today, locating in front of Beaufort school until Saturday. It will locate in More head City June 8 to 12 but the site has not yet been announced. Inspections will be made be tween 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day except Saturday when Jhe hours will be 8 a.m. until noon. Officials have warned that their schedule Is incomplete and this may be the last chance for in spection la this vicinity. Inspection charge . on trucks and passenger vehicles is $1. Farm trailers must be inspected but for this there is n charge. Motorbikes and motejcycles must also go through the laai. Chairmen Ten Sale Of Poppies 'Satisfactory' Poppy sales in Morehead City and Beaufort were very satisfac tory according to reports from the American Legion and VFW auxi liaries. Mrs. Phillip K. Ball, president of the American Legion auxiliary, Morehead City post 46, said that sales went "splendidly," and "I and Mrs. Paul Webb, poppy day chairman, would like to thank all those who helped make the cam paign a success" Sales in More head City hit the $200 mark. Besides members of the auxili ary, Mrs. Ball and Mrs. Webb ex pressed appreciation to Morehead City Drug store for lending space for a poppy booth, the radio sta tion and the Carteret News-Times for publicity,! and the following girls who helped to sell: Ann Carl ton and five Girl Scouts, Ann Dar den Webb, Helen Willis, Pat Wil lis, Carolyn Lane, and Frieda Lew is. Mrs. Julian Hamilton, of Beau fort, reported that sales there were also good. She said that although the results have not yet been completely checked, $110 haF already been accounted for "and we hope to bit $150 when all the money has been turned In." John Miller of Beaufort said that the sales were ."very good." Mr. Miller reported a sales total of "about $233." 980 Memorial Day Visitors Pour Through fort Macon Nine hundred persons visited Fort Macon Sunday, J. W. Long senior warden at the fort, reported today Total number for the week end ran close to 1,600. The restoration' program under way at the fort now includes re placement of windows, doors, and blinds on the east side of the fort, and reconditioning of three rooms as they were originally. . ,.' '' In conjunction with this pro gram, research on the fort is un derway and the facts compiled will be on file at the military fortifica tion. -,...; ' . :.! ;;: Boat .Stays Aground' : Builders have encountered diffi culty In launching the shad boat from Phillips Brothers shipyard, Evans street, Morehead City, It is believed the boat may be launch ed sometime today, v Secretary of State Kure 1065 Armstrong 491 Labor Commissioner Shuford 982 Sherrill 397 Agriculture Commissioner, (R) Gragp 0 Willard 2 Solicitor Fifth District Abernethy 819 Bundy 1818 State Senate (7th Sen. Dist.)' Willis 1839 Ward 1353 Kellum 283 Ellis 283 Larkin 616 Constable (Morehead Township) Fulcher 494 Krouse 445 Coast Guard Replaces Two Navigation Aids Two new aids to navigation will assist in marine operations off Morehead City, the U. S. Coast Guard at Norfolk, Va., has advised the Morehead City Chamber of Commerce. One, the beacon at the cast end of Wallace marsh which had been destroyed by a dredge, has already been replaced and is in operation. The other, the buoy marking the Tihrtleroy wiaffr, will be replatod In the very near future.. Capt. N. C. Manyofl, who con t acted the Chamber of Commerce commented, however, that opera tors of craft, in the area of the Thistleroy buoy may not be exer cising sufficient caution, for the buoy "has been destroyed or .re moved from station far too fre quently." The Coast Guard turned down a request for a marker on the Rus sian freighter "Istobad," explain ing that latest corrected charts do not show a wreck in that location Captain Manyon added, "A wreck was previously indicated in this position, which was marked by a buoy, but apparently the wreck was erroneously charted, or it was no longer considered a me nace to navigation, hence the Coast Guard could no longer legal ly maintain a buoy at that loca tion." Berries From a Barrel I V ' ""J tt - ft x tt ', ' ' tt . t Jobi H. Dill's barrel of strawberry plants this season produce 1 radons red fruit for Mrs. DHL Mr. Dill takes great pride in grav ': Ing the berries but won't eat them. 'Here he Is pictured with t" ivory-painted barrel la which he bored holes and planted 5$ str -berry, plants this season. The barrel stands In his' backyard, I -Pollock 6t, Beaufort. -' Service Conducted For Fulcher Boy Young Son of Mr. and Mrs. Cardie Fulcher Drowns In Core Sound Funeral services for Phillip Ray Fulcher, 2 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cardie Fulcher, who irowned some time Friday in Core lound, were conducted Sunday af ternoon at Stacy. The youngster's body was found early Saturday morning by one Mr. Mines, of Kinston, who was pilot ing an aercoupe. Members of Ma ine corps police units as well as residents from Stacy, Atlantic, and ithcr down-cast communities, searched all night for the child who was last seen by his parents soon after lunch Friday when he vent out to play. vCoroncr Pritchard Lewis, who ermed the drowning accidental, laid the boy is believed to have Humbled or jumped from the pier in front of the Cedar Banks hunt ng club, where his father is care taker. ' Upon being informed of the child's absence and anxiety of Mr. and Mrs. Fulcher, Col. L. L. Frank, provost marshal. Cherry Point, im mediately ordered rescue squads out. The body was found about 200 yards from shore. Water in the area where the boy drowned is from 1 to 5 feet deep. Three Men Enlist in Army; Fourth Joins Air Force Two- men from Morehead City atfd two from Orients have enlist ed' In the armed services during j the past week at New Bern. 'm William D. Lynch, 409 Bridge ; st., Morehead City, has enlisted u the regular army for three years and has been assigned to the Iff cavalry division. The other Morehead enlistee, William F. Willis, son of Mrti George V. Willis, 506 Fisher st,,' has been accepted in the U. S. Ait, forces. Willis will also serve threi i years. - t Oriental recruits are James Di Lupton, son of Mrs. Grace Luptoo. who enlisted in the regular armyi andGarland I). Nelson, son of Mc and Mrs. Ernest Nelson, who alsv enlisted in the army. Both signed for three years' service. .4 Pony Penning Tomorrow , Ponies will be penned at Cap! Lookout tomorrow. Boats will leave early in the morning from Harkers Island. ' ; (3?; T ...

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