North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
" v" " " 'I " - .'.
PAPER FC3 FCECEicT
A Merger ol THE BEAUFC3T NEWS (Established 1912) and THE TWIN CITY TIMES (Established 1936)
38th YEArL-NO. 6.
BEAUFORT AND MOREHEAD CITY, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 1948
PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
Beaniorl Businessmen Form Chamber
Of Commerce, Elect Advisdry Board
26 Win Diplomas
At Beaufort High
Col. George H. Cloud, Camp
Lejeune, -Delivers Com
Seven boys and 19 girls were
graduated from Beaufort high
school in exercises Monday night
in the school auditorium. Of these
26 graduates, eight had fouryear
averages over 93.
After the preliminary music by
the school band and glee club and
the invocation by the Rev. W. L.
Martin, rector of St. Paul's church,
the principal speaker of the eve
ning was introduced by James H.
Potter, III, member of the Beau
fort school board of trustees. The
speaker was Col. George H. Cloud,
Commanding Officer of Supply,
School Battalion, Camp Lejeune.
Colonel Cloud, a Texan with 21
years' experience in the Marines,
told the graduates that two major
character traits were necessary for
success in life, "one, the ability to
get along with your fellow man;
the other, assuming responsibility."
The colonel then continued,
"What you do not possess through
natural ability, you must learn to
cultivate." He stressed that these
traits arc requisites for marriage.
"You have served on your first
ship. You are no longer children.
After tonight, you will be mem
bers of the adult class."
Colonel Cloud then cited his Ma
rine experience to emphasize what
it meant to him to possess these
characteristics. "Make sure you're
prepared," he warned.
He then closed his address with
See GRADUATES Page 6
Coast Guardsmen, Beaufort,
Receive Plaque for Heroism
Tickets for the Miss Mbrehead
City beauty contest at the Roda
theatre Saturday night, June 12,
will go on sale today in Beau
fort and Morehead City. Reserved
seat tickets will be $1.50 and gen
eral admission $U-
Tickets may be bought at the
Morehead City drug store, S & W
drug store, Morehead City, Roda
Theatre, Atlantic Beach, and Joe
House's drug store, Beaufort.
Entrants in the contest to date
are the following: Lois Chadwick,
Hilma Chadwick, Betty Rasche,
Lucy Willis, Wynn Hardiman, Ella
Margaret Morris, Orilla, Hughes,
Nellie Bell, Jean Farrior, Ellen
Gould, Viola Styron, Louis Garner,
and Lorene Turner.
The contestants will rehearse
Friday night at the civic center.
The committee requests high heels.
Pictures of the girls have been
made and will be on display Br
soon as iney are avauaoie.
Beach Properties to Co On
Sale Wednesday, June 16
The Idle Hour Amusement cen
ter and. numerous residential and
business lots at Atlantic Beach
will again be offered for sale at
auction Wednesday, June 16, at 2
' o'clock, according to an announce
ment by Walter 'and Gurley com
pany, selling agents, Kinston.
Other major- establishments,
bath houses, concessions, and lots
were sold at auction in April. ,.
Friday, June 4 ' '
8:28 A.M. . 11:38 A.M.
Saturday, June S .
, 6:18 AM. , , 12:32 A.M.
6:45 P.M. 12:23, P.M.
t;08 A.M. - - 1:W AM.
. 7:30 P.M. , ' . ' 1:08 P.M.
Monday, June 7 '. ,
7:52 A.M.' ; , . 2:04 A.M.
8:16 P.M. ,X;. ' pj,
- Tuesday, June I '
- 8:40 A.M. . ,i1A?,
0:01 P.M f I F.U.
Twenty-six businessmen and ci
tizens of Ueaufort met Wednesday,
night at the American Legion hut
on 'Turner st. to take initial steps
in forming a new Chamber of Com
merce. A nine-man board of direc
tors was elected, and this group
was charged with electing officers,
laying the foundation for a set of
by-laws, and planning major poli
cies. The movement for a new cham
ber was brought to a head the
previous night at the weekly meet
ing of Rotarians at the Inlet Inn,
when Dr. W. L. Woodard, chair
man of a committee to investigate
local reaction to the new move
ment, reported that local opinion
was for the formation of a new
Dr. Woodard said, "There are
prospects of 150 members, but 75
would be a good average. I'd ad
vise not 'starting too strong, in
order to avoid disappointments
He said also that the Rotary club
had received many suggestions as
to how to go about forming a new
chamber, and that several sample
sets of by-laws had been sent to
him. Dr. Woodard then suggested
Wednesday night's meeting.
At this session in the legion hut
Dr. Woodard was appointed tem
porary chairman and a nominating
committee was appointed and
charged with suggesting a possible
slate for the board of directors.
Serving on the nominating com
mittee were James Biggs, C. Z.
Chappell, and Leslie Moore.
Suggestions of the committee
were unanimously accepted. The
members of the board are Dr.
Woodard, Graham W. Duncan,
Hugh Hill, Alonio Willis, Harry
Saunders, Horace Loftin, Halsey
Paul, Paul Jones, and Lambert
One of the first moves the newly
formed chamber plans to take is
See BUSINESSMEN Page 6
Two hundred sixty-seven person
paid tribute to central North Caro
lina Coast Guardsmen by attend'
lag tbt banquet Monday night in
Centenary Methodist church, New
Bern. The banquet was sponsored
by the New Bern Rotary club.
ai tnat time Beaufort group,
USCG, was presented with a large
Georgia white marble plaque "from
citizens of coastal North Carolina,"
in recognition of heroism in res
cuing the crew of the motor ves
sel Norfolk which went. aground
off Fort Macon in March.
Presentation of the plaque was
made by Robert L. Pugh, superin
tendent of schools in Craven
county. Accepting it on behalf of
the Coastguard was Commodore
J. E. Whitbeck, commander of the
fifth Coast Guard district, Norfolk.
The massiveness of the plaque
caused Commodore Whitbeck to re
mark that in all his 38 years of
service in the Coast Guard, that
was the first time he was ever
given something he couldn't
handle. The plaque will be mount
ed at the Fort Macon station.
In a splendid talk, Lindsay War
ren, controller general of the cur
rency, paid tribute to the Coast
Guard. He was introduced by Gra
ham A. Barden, congressman from
the state's third district.
W. F. Dowdy, New Bern, intro
duced honored guests and George
Arrington, also of New Bern, pre
rented distinguished guests. Short
talks were made by Chief Paul
See PLAQUE Page 6
Inspection Lane Locates
On- Uve Oak Street
The inspection lane now onera
ting at Beaufort is located on Live
Oak street off Mulberry and will
oe mere until noon Saturday. On
Tuesday, June 8, the lane will
move to Morehead City. Walter
uuu, supervisor, says mat me site
has not yet been decided.but It
is hoped they can locate in front f
tne former Kaiser-Frazer garage
wnere me lane operated before.
Because of rain Tuesday, onlv
43 cart went through the lane. Al
so tne lack used took and a new
one had to be located, which caur
ed delay, Mr, Dai has requested
that all motorists nuke a special
effort to visit the Ian this month.
Ccfort comlnf here Ian 13 was
lotktH at BetbH, ri will po to
"f : -rn sr.cr 1. i r- ' ad
The town dog pound has helped
tremendously in cutting down the
number of strays roving streets of
Beaufort, William Hatsell, town
clerk, reported this week.
The pound, in back of the town
hall, is pictured above. The pup
behind the wire was housed there
for five days. When no one claim
ed him after that time, town po
lice shot him. Day of execution
was Saturday, election day.
David Vann, one the town work
crew, is official dog catcher and is
paid $1 for every dog he brings
in. In some cases it is believed
that people give dogs to the catch
er just to get rid of them, yet the
pound has never been overcrowd
ed. If owners miss their dog and
then locate him at the pound, they
may claim him by paying $1 for
each day he has been boarded by
Seven Girls Enter
Seven contestants have already
entered the contest sponsored by
the Beaufort Junior Chamber of
Commerce to select Miss Beaufort.
The selection will be made June
14 at the Surf Club.
The girls who have entered are
Addie Carrow Thomas, Neva Al
len, Esther Bell Fodrie, Betty Lou
Merrill, Mary Ruth Nelson, Joyce
Johnson, and Hildred Carraway.
Other girls have also expressed in
terest in the beauty contest, and
the entry list will probably be
swelled by the deadline hour, Odell
Merrill, chairman said.
The winner will compete in the
Miss North Carolina contest, one
of the 48 preliminaries to the Miss
At the Surf club .the night Miss
Beaufort is selected Jimmy Liv
ingston's orchestra will furnish the
All single girls between 18 and
25 who live in Beaufort are eligi
ble to enter. Applications should
be submitted to Mr. Merrill.
Marine Summer Session
Will Begin Monday
Woman's college students of bio
logy attending tne summer session
at the college Marine laboratory,
June 7 to July 16, will study living
salt water specimens in their na
Under the guidance of Dr. A. D.
Shaftesbury, professor of zoology
at Woman's college, the students
will collect specimens from the
ocean and identify and study them.
Students undertaking this work in
biology are Virginia Auers, Fayet?
teville; Patricia Fowler. Durham:
Claire McCall, Charlotte; Rachel
McCormick, Fayettevllle; Janice
McFallt, . Greensboro; . Barbara
Moore, Tsrboro, and one graduate,
Miss Terry Nesslinger, Staten Is
land, N. Y.
Ct (Honor Scheduled
The Boy Scout court of honor
this month is scheduled for June
21) at the recreation center in More
kead City. A number ul applica
tions for second class and various
it rit badges will be' handled that
rr T I : I i ' - f.
( ti mwiMT--rMii
Photo by 4hc News-Times
At Atlantic Beach
Postmasters, Families Will
Tour Marine Air Station
The third and final day of the
12th annual state convention of
postmasters got under way at 8
o'clock this morning at the Ocean
King hotel, Atlantic Beach, with
breakfast discussion groups for
first, second, third and fourth class
In large part the element, play
has not been the keynote of this
convention of Tar Heel postmast
er.s. Their opening session Wed
nesday night was largely devoted
to lectures on postoffice proce
dures and all day yesterday they
labored in class sessions. And this
morning they will do the same
thing winding up the business and
discussion group sessions with
election of officers at noontime.
This afternoon the postmasters
and members of their families, in
all 132, wil be guests of Cherry
Point Marine Base at luncheon.
During the afternoon the Marines
will put on a parade and airshow.
Convention host, Harold W.
Webb, Morehead City postmaster,
welcomed the group at the Wed
nesday evening session in the Surf
Club and another warm wel6ome
was extended by Morehead City's
mayor, George W. Dill. After
thanks by the North Carolina As
sociation's president W. C. Or
mond, Ayden postmaster, the talk
turned to postal rates, consistency
of the glue en stamps, the place of
jet planes in postal delivery and
what to do with customers Who
won't be satisfied with a six-cent
stamp when thev seem to want two
three cent stamps
This evening the convention
banquet at the Ocean King will
end the convention. Most of the
visitors, however, have signified
See CONVENTION Page 6
Improves Church Property
' ' .i.
One Saturday not long ago the
congregation . at Tuttle's Grove
Methodist church declared a work
day. With tractor, ahovel, rake,
and' boa they filled in a larizel
oitcn almost a creek bed, in front
of the church, located on highway
wi several miles from Beaufort.
L Driving the tractor was Kerney
Merrill, Jr., pictured above. Itf
the background are several women
working on the cemetery plot .
Men, women, aad children were
Of City Docks
Group Expresses Interest In
Golf Course; James Webb
More boatmen traveling up and
down the Inland Waterway would
stop at Morehead City, if there
were docks available, Bernard
Lcary reported last night to More
head City Junior Chamber of Com
merce members at their weekly
meeting in the Fort Macon hotel.
It was brought out by members
that the three condemned city
docks should be repaired for use
by transients. No specific action
Also discussed at Monday night's
meeting was the need for freight
pick up arid delivery from the At
lantic and East Carolina railroad.
Members decided to let the Cham
ber of Commerce cope with the
The Junior Chamber agreed to
throw their weight behind any per
son or group of persons interested
in building a golf course in this
Beauty contest chairmen report
ed that the pageant was proceed
ing as planned and that there were
now 12 girls entered. They arc
Hilma Chadwick, Lois Chadwick,
Ella Margaret Morris, Louise Gar
ner, Viola Styron, Mary Sue Ten
ney, Wynn Hardiman, Ellen Gould.
Jeanc Farrior, Orilla Hughes, Lucy
Willis, and Nellie Bell.
The contestants rehearse for the
pageant, Monday and Wrdftesday
evenings at tne community center.
The contest will be Saturday, June
James Webb won the $5 prize
for chalking up the highest score
at the Atlantic Beach Bowling
Slides Down Ways
The Captain James Hancock,
shad boat built by the Phillips
Brothers boatyard, Evans street,
Morehead City, was launched at
five minutes past four Tuesday af
ternoon. The first attempt to launch it
last weekend met with failure. The
boat slid down the ways about 10
feet and stopped. Later a cable
was attached to it and the U. H.
Cozart, one of Phillips' other boats,
tried to pull the Captain James
into the water. The cable snap
ped and it was realized she would
have to be launched in the man
ner to which boats arc accustomed.
Numerous spectators gathered
both Monday and Tuesday hoping
to see the boat slide down the
ways. Late Tuesday afternoon
v See BOAT Page 6
if ;' i n
Photo V th Newi-Tlmet
tearing up sod and shoving about
clods of earth, but noontime was
picnic time. The womenfolk
brought baskets of food and help
ed turn a hard Job into fun,
The congregation is working,
otherwise, to raise a building fund.
Women . make fancywork, then
members of the congregation pay
a small amount to have their
names put jn a hat. The person
whose name is drawn wins the
See CHURCH Page's ' " '
Campaign for New School
Contestants at the Polls
H10I0 hv (ho Nows-Tlmt's
Hubert l iildicr, left, elected constable of Morehead ( ity town
ship in the Democratic primary Saturday, will succeed Charlie
Kiouse, imumhent, right, the first Monday in December. Mr. Krouse,
who at first announced he would protest the election on the basis
of irregularities al the polls in Morehead ( ity, stated today that no
protest would be filed.
Ho Pre-Paymeni of Penalties Allowed
This Year on Excess Tobacco Acreage
Guilty On Charge
Shade Smith, of Morehead City
was found guilty on a charge of
reckless driving Tuesday .morning
In recorder's court and was fined
$50 plus court costs after the state
failed to prove that he was intoxi
cated. The original warrant chain
ed Smith with drunken driving,
but Judge L. R. Morris ordered
that (he warrant be amended to
read reckless driving. .
The charge arose out of an no
cident Smith had when he attempt
ed to pass a car on the open road.
In passing, his car got out of con
trol and overturned several timer
sending Smith to the hospital. Pe
lice said that Smith was intoxica
ted, and that beer bottles had been
in the rear of his car and on the
road near the crash.
The defense contended that al
though Smith had drunk two
bottles of beer, he was pcrfectlv
sober when driving, to which three
witnesses agreed. Two other wit
nesses testified thai they smellcd
no liquor when they extricated
Smith and his two passengers from
the wreckage. One added, "What
the officers probably smellcd w:is
the radiator steaming over."
Wheels Catch at Side
The defendant and witnesses
agreed that the immediate cause oi
the accident was the fact that
when Smith's car was passing the
other vehicle, the left wheels of
his car sank deep into the sand
to the left of the road.
In another case, Freddie Jon-
kins was found guilty of a simple
assault on complaint by David
Boyd. Judgment was suspended
and Jenkins was ordered to pay
costs of court. Judge Morris ad
vised the two friends to "get on
Motor Vehicle Violations
Other cases handled Tuesdav in
eluded a number of motor vehicle
violations. Aubery L. Roberson
pleaded guilty to driving without
license plates, and was ordered to
Ray court costs. Alford C. Amies
paid $10 and costs for speeding.
D. L. Stallings and J. C. Byrd were
ordered to pay costs for speeding.
Jesse Eatherly pleaded guilty to
driving without a license and for
having improper brakes. He paid
costs of court. Harry M. Jacobs.
Jr., and Paul W.Bocthlinger both
paid court costs for driving with
Alfcus George paid $10 plus
costs lor reckless driving, as did
Rufus L. Howard for speeding
Lerdew W. Dickerson paid costs
for driving with an improper li
cense and Donald R. Dempster did
likewise for having no license
plate on his trailer.
Counsel for Henry Dearman ask
ed for a jury trial on a charge of
drunken driving. Dearman was re
leased in $200 bond. ,
Bonds forfeited were John T.
Taylor, no license and failing to
halt at a stop ta-SPil E. Eabrt:
f Y J
U. J. May, production marketing
administrator, announced today
that no provisions have been made
during the 19484!) tobacco mar
keting year for prepayment of
penalties on the marketing of ex
This year the penally will be de
ducted by warehousemen of deal
ers when each lot of tobacco in
excess of the acreage allotment is
In previous marketing years,
producers of tobacco were given
the fhoice of having ghe penally
deducted by warehousemen or pre
paying the penalty on estimated
acreage and making final settle
ment after all tobacco had been
This necessitated collection of
additional penalties, or in some
cases, refunds, "and made it diffi
cull to determine eligibility for
participation in the price support
program of the flue-cured tobacco
cooperative stabilization corpora
tin, Mr. May explained.
Measuring of tobacco acreage in
the county started this week. It is
hoped that it will be completed
by the end of June, remarked Mr.
May. Acreage this year is expect
ed to be about 2,000, less than last
year because there has been a 28
pe cent reduction in allotments.
To assist in measuring tobacco
five men are needed by Mr. May's
office. Qualifications for employ
ment are outlined in the classified
advertising section of this issue of
18 Attend Class
Of M Reunion
Eighteen members of the class
of 1928, Beaufort high school, at
tended the 20-year class reunion
Monday night at the Inlet Inn
Three of the group's high school
teachers also were present. 1
Following dinner the reunited
classmates went to Beaufort school
to attend the graduation exercises
of the class of 1048.
the class of 1948.
There the class was recognized
by T. G. Leary, principal. Response
to Mr. Leary's greeting was made
by J. O. Barbour, member of the
class of '28.
In honor of the graduates of 20
years ago and this year's gradu
ates the Beaufort high school glee
club, under the direction of Mrs.
Virginia Hassell. sang "You'll Ne
ver Walk Alone."
After commencement exercises,
members Of the class of '28 attend
ed a party at the American Le
gion hut af the invitation of the
class of '48 for whom the party
Before dinner was served at the
Inlet inn, the group recalled by
gone days and looked at pictures
of the class taken in high school.
At that time the school superin
tendent was R. L. FriU, Jr., wh,o
was unable to be at the reunion.
but who requested that the record
ing "After Graduation Day" be
played at dinner. '
The class song to the tune.
"Among My Souvenirs." with
words written by Clyde Ramsey,
was sung and Miss Susan Rumlcy
road the class poem which she and
ft&A Morrison Abbott, wrote.
"-.& the programs, which also
adU , J, i-. fxi as place cards at the din
; i . 6ee ATTEND REUNION Fg t
As result of a meeting of the
Harkers Island school board, Jay
cees, and a large group of Harkers
Island citizens Monday night at the
school, the county board of educa
tion and county commissioners
will be consulted by Harkers Is
land school board in regard to con
structing new building.
' An address was given by Earl
C. Davis, Luther Yeomans, and the
Rev. Bowling, relative to the com
plete support of all citizens of
Markers Island in order to com
plete and sec the new project
Mr. Davis read a copy of a letter
of approval which had passed the
board of education anil instruct
ing the Hon. IL S. Gibbs to pro
pose a plan to legislature, where
by bonds would be issued for the
construction of a new building of
the same type and construction as
the one now in view for Atlantic.
Rev. Bowling expressed his
views th.it nothing could be ac
complished without the political
support of the people.
Mr. Yeomans reported the
school board's favor in the new
undertaking. He made the state
ment that a new roof would have
to be constructed on the present
building and explained its dilapi
dated condition. Mr. Yeomans said
thai under the present law, where"
by no class room was to have more
than thirty pupils, at least four
more rooms were needed (not in
cluding a gymnasium).
Mr. Davis brought to mind the
present conditions concerning sa
nitation and other reasons why a
new building was so badly needed.
He said that without the complete
support of the people nothing
would be gained. lie stressed
All three parties involved casW
their votes to. pledge their sup
port in the new project. It was
carried unanimously. The school
board was instructed to put the
new project before the board of
education and the county officials.
State ABC Group
H. S. Gibbs, 2008 Shepard street,
has been elected president of the
North Carolina Association of ABC
B,oards, according to a report from
Ashevillc where an executive ses-
... if, viiv QAiuviauuii vvao 11C1U
Tuesday. Mr. Gibbs, when contact
ed this morning, said that he has
not as yet been officially informed
of his election.
The stale association is compos
ed of the county boards of 24 coun
ties where liquor is sold, as well
as the town 4BC boards of Char
lotte and Asheville. ;
Mr. Gibbs, Carteret county's rr
presentative in the state legisla
ture, has served on the county
ABC board since 1939. He was
secretary of the state association
from 1941 until June 1947 and
served as vice-president during the
past year. His term of office. as
president will begin July 1 and
continue until June 30, 1949. ,.,,
Mpmhern nf thx Pnrtnmt itminfv
ABC board, appointed to serve
fouryear terms by a composite "
board of county officials, are Mr.
Gibbs, chairman, George Huntley,
Other officers of the state 'as
sociation are D. R. Clark, Tarboro,
vice-president; and J. L. Walstod,
Nashville, secretary. v
Sharkfishing Story Appears
In Philadelphia Paper '
In the magazine section of the
Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday, May
9, half of one page was devoted
to a story on Cecil Nelson, shark
fisherman of Morehead Citv. The
story, written by Hilary Malcolm;
told of the work of Mr. Nelson in
Saudi Arabia, where he is now
teaching the Arabians how to treat
Red Sea Sharks to obtain their
skin, fins, and meat. '
The most valuable part of the
shark is the liver, rich in vitamin
A. This vitamin was formerly sup-
plied by cod, but the greater yield
discovered in shurk livers has '
made shark fishing an extremely
Three Youngsters Break ,
Into Beam's Market
Three vounesterk. rhnrirpit witX '
I 1.1 n . . .
ges street, Morehead City, and
stealing chance from th cash rJ
gister, appeared before Mayo
George Dill in mayor's, court Tu
ay. - 1 '
Mayor Dill referred the cas
A,' H. James, clerk of sutf ' 7
court, who handles county J