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A Merger of THE BEAUFORT HEWS (Established 1912) and THE TWIN CITY TIMES (Established 1936)
38th YEAR NO. 7.
BEAUFORT AND MOREHEAD CITY, NORTH CAROLINA TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 1948
PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAY
M Liquor Traffic in County
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Newport Considers Installing
New Street-Lighting System
Hits Coast Area
Cool, Wet, Weather Starts
Spread of 'Late Blight
.The late blight disease of Irish
potatoes has become established in
much of the early potato area of
'eastern North Carolina, Dr. Low
ell W. Niejson, potato disease spe
cialist for the North Carolina Agri
cultural Experiment station, said
The disease, was first reported
from a Pamlico county farm on
May 16, says Dr. Nielson. It has
since been reported from most of
the-coastal growing counties north
of New Bern. The past week to 10
days of cool, wet weather has es
pecially favored its development
"When late blight gets as far
along as it is now, there's not
much the farmer can do to keep
his crop growing," Dr. Nielson ex
plains. "His best bet is to dig and
market his potatoes in such a way
as to reduce the tuber infection."
The pathologist explains that
there are two ways to dig potatoes
so as to keep the tubers disease
free. One method is to use a che
mical or a flame thrower to kill
the vines and then dig the potatoes
from seven to 10 days later. Some
of the chemical vine kiUers which
Dr. Nielson suggests, are: Dow
spray '68, Aero-defoliant (calcium
cynamide), and Sinox.
"These materials are available
as dusts', and directions for apply
ing are on, the package," he points
out. "For best results, they should
be applied to foliage wet with dew
hen day temperatures are above
70 degrees F. Rains within a few
hours after the dust is applied will
wash off the vine killers and great
ly reduce their effectiveness.."
Growers who are not equipped
to dust or kill the vines and those
who would rather not use vine-killers,
can reduce infection through
careful digging. Digging should
begin only after '10 o'clock in the
morning on a sunny day when the
tines have had time to dry off. The
newly-dug potatoes should be al
lowed to dry off before they are
Danger of Sun Scald
"If the weather should turn hot,
growers will have the added worry
of leaving newly-dug potatoes ex
posed to the sun too long," Dr.
Nielson continues. "There's a real
See BLIGHT Pg. 5
Time Marches On
F rom the Palace to the City
Production Credit Group
Meets at Atlantic Beach
Approximately 300 delegates are
expected at the annual convention
of the North Carolina Production
Creit Association which opeir
' ed at Atlantic Beach yesterday.
' This is the second major conven
tion to select Atlantic Beach as
their annual meeting site during
'ithe past week. ,
On Friday, more than 100 re-
presentqlives of the Association .of
Magazine Wholesalers will begin a
' two-day session. Arrangements for
this meeting were made by Joseph
Zaytoun of New Bern, whose ma-
vgazine territory covers the central
North Carolina coast.
i' Each of the conventions willJ
I have their headquarters at the new
r Ocean King Hotel, with general
i meetings in the Surf Club.
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1 Inspection Lane Locates
i On 8th Street, Morehead
The state motor vehicle inspec-
tion lane in Morehead City is lo
I cated on 8th street between Evans
t and Shppard. street in front of the
' city hall. '
'1 This was the only north-south
1 location available. On east-west
streets, mechanics point out, the
a sun affects the headlight-testing
The lane opened yesterday at 1
v.viuvk ju um 'Aiviuwii auu wm
j remain open until 1 o'clock fiatur
( day afternoon. '
''Prospects look brighter for a
better street-lighting system at
George Stovall, local Tide Water
Power company manager, who at
tended the Newport town commis
sioners' meeting Friday night sug
gested that the town make a sur
vey of its needs as to street lights
and with this information a con
tract would be drawn. Tide Water
will, free of charge, install and
maintain the system, Mr. Stovall
Clarence Millis, street commis
sioner, was appointed head of a
committee to study the street light
Under the type of contract which
Newport is considering, each 1000
lumen lamp (equal to about 1500
watts) would cost $1.75 per month
to operate, each 800 lumen lamp
would cost $1:50 a month of $18
per year. Commissioners express
ed the opinion that 1000 lumen
lamps would not be required at all
points in the town and suggested
the use of 800 lumen lights.
The lights would go on 30 min
utes before sunset and go off 30
minutes before sunrise. Total cost
of operation per year for twenty
800 lumen lamps would be $360 or
approximately $30 per month.
Eighteen lamps are located in
the town now and two more have
been requested, believed necessary.
See NEWPORT Pg. 5
. Five boys and girls were gradu
ated from Ocracoke high school
Sunday night and received their
diplomas from N. Shelton, super
intendent of Hyde county schools.
The baccalaureate, service and
commencement exercise was held
in .Ocracoke Methodist church. The
Rev. Charles J(. Tilley, pastor, dr
livered the sermon, "Beyond
School Halls, Education Plus."
After the sermon, three seniors
spoke. Larry Williams delivered
the valedictory address, Virginia
Howard spoke on "Leaders Must
Lead," and Patsv Gaskin's talk was
entitled "My Will is a Wish."
Graduates are Larry Williams,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Dina Williams,
Virginia Howard, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Napoleon Howard, Patsy
Gaskins, daughter of John Gas
kins, Dora Jane Gaskins and Earl
Hill Gaskins, daughter and son of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gaskins.
All graduates participated in the
, By F. C. Salisbury
The Palace first movie house to be opened in Morehead City.
Occupied store space where Busy Bee restaurant is now located. The
late D. B. Wade and sons first opened' theatre in wooden building on
8th street - ; ' '
You have to go back nearly four
decades to recall when the first
movies werevshown in' Morehead
City. During the 40 year period up
to a few yean ago the name of
Wade ' wm associated with the
movie theatres In this city.. The
late D. B. Wade and sons Were the
first theatre operators.
Older residents of the city, will
recall when the first movies were
shown In the building on 8th street
which later was occupied by the
Coaster. Printing company and
which today is the establishment of
the Chadwick Dry Cleaners.
This was long before the days of
talkies. , The popping of the gas1
oline engine which furnished pow
er f6Y. the electric generator was
accompanied by the cracking of
peanuts, the stamping and cheer
Sanitation Projects, Fund
For Atlantic School Cut;
The board of -education yester
day afternoon trimmed its budget
to the tune of about $20,000 to
comply with the county appropria
tion of $68,000. This figure is
$22,000 less than the figure re
The $20,000 was lopped off in
sanitation projects for While Oak
and Harkers Island schools. The
project at White Oak was estimat
ed in the budget at $5,500 and the
project at Harkers Island, $9,768.
37. The remainder was cut from
the $15,000 wr-marked for con
struction of the Atlantic school.
Ten thousand dollars will be set
aside in the 1948-49 fiscal year.
This is the same amount as was
set aside last year.
The calendar for next year was
approved. School will open Sept.
1. Christmas vacation will begin
Dec. 21 and end Jan. 3. Friday
of Thanksgiving weekend and
Monday' of Easter weekend will
be optional. If these two days
are holidays, school will end May
26. If they are not, schools will
close May 24.
Reduction in the number of
teachers allotted in district 8, Da
vis and Marshallberg, has made it
necessary to do away with one
room1 schools there. Fifteen chil
dren attended the, school at Davis
and 18 attended he school at
The state requires in average
daily attendance of 33 pupils for
each teacher. Davia and Marshall
berg 'pupils will now attend school
The board has not yet decided on
the disposition of the school build
ings at Davis and Marshallberg. It
is believed they will be sold.
Plans to move the Cedar Island
school building, which would have
cost $1,500, have been changed.
Repairs, however, will be made.
A new roof will be put on the
Harkers Island school at a cost of
$2,100, and also to the White Oak
roof which last winter was damag
ed by fire. Cost of repairing this
roof is estimated at $1,825.
Board members considered a
letter from Harkers Island, resi
dents requesting a new school, but
declared they were in no position
to take action on the request.
1 H. L. Joslyn, superintendent of
schools, reported that truancy
problems at Smyrna school are ex
pected to be under control when
school opens again. .
The board approved the appoint
ment of Miss Lucille Rice and Mist
Theresa Hill as secretaires in the
tng when the villain in the play
Was outwitted by the hero. Hisses
and groans were uttered when the
film would break and a slide would
flash on the screen asking you to
be patient for a minute or two.
Along with the film were the song
slfdes, the words of which were
sung by some local singer as well
as joined in by the audience. And
all this for 10 cents.
Outgrowing the small wooden
building, the owners of the theatre
remodeled a store space in the
Simmons building which is now oc
cupied by the Busy Bee Cafe. The
entrance as the above - picture
shows was recessed 4Kith box officej
ana display irames. Tne interior
was ultramodern with its sloping
See PALACE Pg. S " '
16 Cases Comprise
For Superior Court
Sixteen cases comprise the cri
minal docket for this term of su
perior court which opens at 1
o'clock this afternoon in the court
house, Beaufort. Judge Henry L.
Stevens will preside.
The judge was recently elected
president of the alumni association
of the University of North Carolina
and was installed as that officer
there yesterday, scheduled date for
Nino cases comprise the civil
docket. These will be heard the
second week of court, beginning
June 14. Ten divorce cases are
also scheduled to come before
Ten of the 16 criminal cases list
ed will go before the grandjury.
The others have been continued
from previous terms of court or
are appeals from recorder's court.
Scheduled for grand jury action
are the following: State vs. Roy
Beaufort Litton, charge driving
drunk; State vs. Robert Willis,
charge-assault with intent to com
State vs. L. J. Hill, charge-driving
drunk, State vs. Claud Wallace,
charge larceny of motor biko va
lued at $400; State vs. Roy T.
Guthrie, charge driving drunk.
State vs. James Gaskins and
George Howland. charge stealing
and carrying 1,450 pounds of lead
and selling same; State vs. S;im
Howland, charge stealing and
carrying away 1,200 pounds lead,
State vs. K. P. B. Bonner, charge
larceny of a car, reckless driving,
and carrying a concealed weapon,
State vs. Harry Dearman, charge
These cases will be tried through
Thursday, June 10. ,
CivJJ cases are docketed as fol
lows: Monday. June 14 Davis vs.
RerY'XyitMt -ttr. -Brooks' WeU
neaday, June 16 Guthrie vs, Bus
sell. Taylor and Willis vs. Willis.
Thursday, June 17 Howe
vs. Wallace et al, Howe vs. South
ern Felt company, Howe vs. Ma
dix Asphalt Roofing corporation.
Motions filed are the following:
Roper Lumber company vs. Truitt
and Hyatt, Simmons vs. Garner,
re: Serena Dawn Lawrence, Hunt
ley vs. Weeks, and Taylor and Wil
lis vs. Willis.
Divorce cases will come up Fri
day, June 11.
A group of Negro migrant la
borers attracted attention in More
head City yesterday by stopping
at the empty lot on the corner of
Evans and 8th street for several
The group consists of 45 people
of nil ages who travel from town
to town with their belongings into
three medium-sized trucks. These
trucks serve as their home.
The head of the group is CD.
Daniels, who will be "58 on my
next birthday." Daniels explained
that his group travels through
towns in order to look for work.
The Negroes earn their living by
gathering potatoes, lettuce, beans,
and other crops.
The group started out from
Pompano, Fla., May 2 and stopped
at Hague where they found em
ployment. They finished their
work there Friday and then came
to Morehead City.
Daniels stated, "If we can't
find work here, we will leave this
evening and head north, probably
to New Jersey."
The Negro lesder also explained ,
See LABORERS Pg. S 1
Chamber Of Commerce President
Announces Committee llenbers
Dr. Jofin. W. Morris, president
of Morehead City Chamber of Com
merce, has announced . names of
committee members who will serve
for the 1948-49 fiscal year.
They are as follows: industrial
development committee, George R.
Wallace, chairman, George Dill, I.
E. Pittman. Judge Luther Hamil
ton, M. T. Mills.
Housing committee, George Ball,
chairman, John L, Crump, George
Stovall; publicity committee, D. G.
Bell, chairman, Bud Dixon, Tony
Seamon, and Lockwood Phillips.
Governmental affairs committee,
George McNeill, chairman, public
safety committee, Clyde Jones,
chairman, Hubert Fulchef, Dave
Styron. y: ;!';
Radio committee, Grover Mun
den, chairman, Walter Morris, .Bill
A committee from Morehead
City recently went to Tarboro to
confer with officials of the Caro
lina Telephone and Telegraph com
pany regarding improved phone
service in this area, to the airport
west of Morehead City and to the
R. H. Dowdy, Clyde Jones, Ro
bert P. Burroughs, and . Robert
Lowe, secretary of the Chamber of
Commerce, met with L. W. Hill,
president of the telephone com
pany, H. Dai I llolderness, vice
president, and J. F. Havens, com
At present there are no facili
ties to phone the Morehead City
airport or the newly-constructed
dog track. Installation of these
l'nes has been promised.
Mr. Lowe reports that the tele
phone company has detailed plans
for future development atld expan
sion here for one, three, five, .10
and 20-year periods.
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The board of commissioners yes
terday decided that no increase in
allotments to county departments
could be made in this year's bud
get. Clerk Of the board, Irvin Davis,
was instructed to inform depart
ment heads that they would have
to redesign their 194849 budget
to fit in With the same amount of
money they were allotted last year.
General operating expenses of
the county were set for 1947-48
at $89,355, health department ap
propriation $12,882, welfare de
partment $26,287. schools $08,000,
and debt service fund $150,500, to
taling $347,024? The tax levy is
expected to bring in $225,000.
The budget cannot be increased
Dr. Bonner said, because there
will be no source for incrcsed rev
enue to the county this year. Tax
rate was set at $1.80 per $100 val
uation. Three road problems were pre
sented to the board. The commis
sioners were requested to ask the
highway commission to pave the
road on Inlet isli. .d, located be
tween Beaufort and Morehead
City and the clerk was requested
to write Highway Commissioner
John Clerk to visit Marshallberg
and survey the road leading from
the schooUiouse to the waterfront.
At present, three property own
ers are objecting to the road be
ing improved, Delmas Lewis,
Marshallberg, told the commis
sioners Capt. John Nelson, state
commercial fisheries commission
er, appeared before the board and
requested their approval on ex
tending Evans street, Morehead
City, beyond 34th to Morehead City
Technical institute and the Uii
versity of the Sea. Commercial
fisheries offices are located there
William J. Jones, Newport, of
fered $100 for two acres of prop
erty in Newport township between
the Mill Creek road and the rail
See COMMISSIONERS Pg. 5
Flowers. The membership commit
tee is divided into two committees,
prospect and project. On the pros
pect committee are A. B. Cooper,
chairman, L E. Pittman, L. D.
Gore, H. P. Scripture, C. N. Ben
nett, W. C. Matthews, and W. C.
Carlton. - .
Members of the project commit
tee are George Ball, chairman,
Jack Roberts, Warren Back, Skin
ner Chalk, Jr., Sam Adler, and D.
Mr. McNeill x is also national
' The meeting of the Beaufort
Book club scheduled for this
Thursday evening has been
postponed until further notice.
Thirteen members of the county ministerial association appeared
before county commissioners in regular session yesterday morning
and requested that the board call for a liquor referendum in the
The board told the ministers that ft felt such a request should
come from a larger representative group of the county, suggesting
that in compliance with state law, a petition be obtained requesting
such an election. This petition would have to carry the signatures
of 734 who were eligible voters at
the time of the last general elec
tion for governor. The 734 is 15
per cent of the number which cast
ballots in this county in the elec
tion which put Governor Cherry in
office, according to county offic
ials. Rev. Cuthrell Speaks
Spokesman for tho group, the
Rev. Harold G. Cuthrell, pastor o!
Marshallberg Methodist church,
told the commissioners, "As m in
isters, we are agai 1st those evils
which desecrate human personal
ity . . . those evils stemming from
organized liquor traffic."
In calling for an election to let
the people decide whether AM'
stores should be retained, he said
the ministers recognized the in
come the towns and county receive
from liquor sales but ". . . revenue
should not be placed above right
Although the ministers made no
latent'' 't as to their future action
in regard to the issue they left the
impression that they would obtain
a petition calling for the election.
In roolv to the clergy, Commis
sioner Wallace G. Styron, Sealevcl,
pointed out that prohibition was a
miserable failure," and queried,
"Is there any guarantee that out
lawing legal liquor traffic will pre
lie further commented that out
lawing liquor takes it out of legal
mil ml and puis it in the Hands
Sheriff Gchrmann Holland who
was at the meeting remarked that
piccolo joints are a worse evil than
ABC stores and pointed out that
since prohibition wasyiftrAoot
IcpOing decreased 75" pftV CtTi
When the Rev. C M. Mitchell,
of Atbntic, reported that boys tell
him they have to drink to bo so
cially accepted, the sheriff count
ers with, "Don't you think that's
merely an excuse?"
The Rev. W. D. Caviness, pas
tor of Franklin Memorial Metho
dist church, Morehead City, re
marked that existence of an evil
is no reason to accept it.
Dr. K. P. B. Bonner, chairman
of the board, commented that the
only thing that need be done to
make people do something is to
tell them they can't do it.
After the ministers left, he
pointed out that taxes would have
to be increased approximately one
third to make up the revenue re
ceived from sale of whisky.
Board members made it clear to
the clergymen that they pcrsoial
ly were not. in favor of drinking.
Sales, Typewriters lo Be
Sold Friday By WAA
Offered exclusively to World
War II veterans at a set aside sale
'to be held by War Assets adminis
tration at the Laurinburg Maxton
Army Air Base, Maxton, on June
11 will be three safes, 30 type
writers, two desks, a dental chair
and dental lanp.
Open to priority and commercial
buyers, in sequence, will be an of
fering of gas masks and carriers,
foot lockers, portable .field light
ing sets, photographic equipment,
medical equipment, wood -beds,
folding hospital cots, surface tape,
mattress covers, feather pillows
: The property is located at the
air base and may be inspected
through June 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Catalogs are available at WAA
Customer Service centers and at
the sale location.
Only Best Spuds to Leave
Stale Until Jnne 15
By recommendation of the
Southeastern Potato committee on
ly top grade potatoes will be ship
ped from the commercial growing
areas of this state and Virginia un
til June 15. This recommendation
went into effect Friday, two days
after it was approved by the de
partment of agriculture.
Interstate shipment of potatoes
in North Carolina and Virginia are
controlled by a-federal marketing
The recent action is designed to
help protect grower prices for qua
lity potatoes. ,
The . order does not apply to po
tatoes for' export.
Barden Wins Degree
Graham A. Barden, Jr., soij of
CnnereHman and Mrs. Graham A;
Barden, New Bern, yesterday ww
awarded his doctor of medicine de
gree at commencement exercise;'
Duke university. ; V.
Lady, Can You Spare
A Room June 15-16-17?
Requests for reservations fur
the State Association of County
Commissioners June 15,16, nnd
17 al Atlantic Bench far exceed
the space available, Robert
I.owi secretary of the Chamber
of ('niii'iierce reported today.
Anyone who has rooms avail
able for (he visiting county offi
cials are requested by (he Cham
ber of Commerce lo please notify
Hud Dixon at the Ocean King
hotel or phone the ( haniher of
Commerce office, HI Stil l.
Dr. Harold Hmm
Dr. Harold' Iltimm, assistant di
rector of Duke Marine laboratory,
Piver's Island, has accepted the
appointment ns director and suc
ceeds Dr. A. S. Pearse, founder of
ttm laboratory who has now re
tired. Dr. Humm, one of the foremost
authorities in the country on the
utilization i of seaweeds, came to
Piver's Island in June 1942 as re
sident investigator. In 1944 he
was appointed assistant director.
A graduate of the University of
Miami, class of '34, Dr. Humm
obtained his master's degree at
Duke university, majoring in bac
teriology, and his doctorate in bo
tany at Duke, specializing in ma
During the war Dr. Humm made
a survey for the War Production
board, studying seaweeds along the
Atlantic coast from which agar
could be produced In commercial
quantities. As director of the lab,
he will also supervise summer ses
He married the former Olga Mi
nor, of Miami, FJa. They have two
children, Sandra, 6, and Roddy, 3.
Beaufort Installs 12
Additional Parking Meters
Twelve new parking meters have
been installed, in . Beaufort and
three more have been re-located.
Three new meters are located a
long Queen street and six along
Turner street. Front street also
has three new meters, and three
meters that were on 'cast Front
street Jiave been transferred to la
position along the fish, houses on
the same street. j
Clerk's Office Receives '
$3,211.15 During May
A. H. James, clerk of superior
court, reported to county commis
sioners yesterday that the total in
come to that office for May
amounted to $3,211.19, the largest
Recorder's court receipts wee
$3,063.50, superior court fees $27.
60 and probate and clerk's fees,
$120.05. , i
Club to Sponsor Dance ,
Ruth Theta Rho club No. 3 will
sponsor a danceior teen-agers
Thursday night', at the American
Legion hut. Young people 12-20
years of age wtt be admitted.
Dr. Harold Humm
Portrait of J. W. Jackson to
Be Unveiled, Dr. B. F.
Royal to Speak
At a half hour ceremony this
afternoon ft 3:30 the 12th anni
versary of the Morehead City Gar
merit company will be observed
with the unveiling of an oil port
rait of the company's founder, J.
The ceremony will take place at
the company plant on Bridges
street and the. main address will
be delivered hv Dr. B. V. Royal,
a close friend of Mr. Jackson.
Following his address the pic
lure will he unveiled bv Mrs. J. W.
Jackson, president of the company,
who succeeded her husband as pre
sident after his death.
Mrs. Jackson will present the
portrait to the company and ac
ccpting it on behalf of the em
ployees will be Mrs. Bertha Smith.
Mayor (ieorge Dill will introduce
Dr. lioyal. The Rev. J. V. Axtcll,
pastor of Webb Memorial Preshy
lerian church, will pronounce the
Prominent businessmen of Morj
head City friends of Mr. Jackson,
will attend the ceremony. Among
them will be I. E. Pittman, Sai.i
Adler, nnd R. H. Dowdv. Julius
Peters, New York City, vice-president
of the Garment company, and
Philip Newman. Philadelnhia ,.t
torney and personal friend of Mr.
Jackson, will also be present.
' Sparks M. Hopper, n Marine sta
tioned at ('berry Point, was found
guilty yesterday in Morehead City
police, court of negligence in mak
ing a left turn with his car. caus
ing an accident. Plaintiff was the
Seashore Taxi co. Driver of the
taxi involved in the mishap was
Rnv He?den Tiner.
Hopper's car was going east oh
Bridges Street when, in trying to
make the turn, he ran head-on into
the taxi. '
Judgement was postponed until
a woman passenger who was hurt
in the accident is released fron)
the hospital. Mayor George W. Dill
also added that any monetary
settlement would bo out of the
jurisdiction of the court and would
have to be settled in civil court' :
Samuel R. Bailey, Jr., paid $10
for damage to city nroperty. Bai
ley knocked over a parking meter
post with his automobile. r
Herman Hnrvev and Benson
Sanders shared $5 In court ex
penses in a case ii which Sanders
charged Harvey with drunkenness
and destruction of property. The
case was dismissed because of lack
of evidence. vfl
Tues&y, June 8 V f
8:40 A.M. - 2:48 A.M.
9:01 P.M. 2:39 P.M.
Wednesday, June 9 -9:30
A.M. 3:36 A.M.
9:51 P.M. 3:31 P.M.
Thursday, June 10 .
10:22 A.M. 4:26 A.M.
10:42 P.M. 4:24 PM.
Friday, June 11
11:15 A.M. 5:16 A.M.
111:37 P.M. r V 5:24 P.M.
County Churches Conduct :
Vacation Bible Schools
Davis Free Will Baptist church '
started the ball rolling in Carteret
county on vacation Bible school
classes last Tuesday and Will wind -up
the sessions on Friday. . "
But most churches will start
their pre summer vacation Bible -"V
schools on Monday, June 14, ami
run them the customary two v
weeks. Hours for most of the '
schools are from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
Those starting classes next Man
day are Ann Street Methodist and '
Beaufort Baptist in Beanfort; First .
Methodist in Morehead City: At
taniic Methodist, Atlantic; Oak
Grove Methodist. Oak Grove; Sta
cy Free Will Baptist, Stacy, Camp ;
Glenn n Methodist church. Camp
Glenn. :t . - if