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CARTERET COUNTY TOIICSEOW'S ELECTI321 WILL DETEBIUmE who Will be C3veeks3 YOTE 10 c A Merger of THE BEAUFORT NEWS (Established 1912) and THE TWIN CITY TIMES (Established 1936) 38th YEAR NO. 12. BEAUFORT AND MOREHEAD CITY, NORTH CAROLINA FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 1948 PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS $35,000 Blaze Destroys Lennoxville Fish Factory 57 Cases Fill Court Docket Majority of Defendants Charged with Motor Ve hicle Violations ' t A record total of 57 cases was "handled in recorder's court, Beau fort, Tuesday morning before L. R. Morris, presiding judge. The docket was swelled because there was no court last week when su perior court was in session. James Cornelius Skinner, charg ed with possessing and transport ing a small quantity of non-ta paid whiskey, pleaded guilty to possession and paid $25 and costs. The state reserved the right to t prosecute at some future date in regard to the charge of transport ation. Robert Grover Shepard, Jr., and Joseph E. Lamont both pleaded guilty to drunk driving and judg ment was suspended in each case upon payment of $100 and costs of court. Pays $150 Fine ' Bennie Gillikin paid a $150 fine and costs of court on charges of reckless and careless driving, drunk driving, and being involved in an accident. The court was packed with other motor vehicle violators also. Clement Gordon Byrd paid costs for operating a motor vehicle with a greater load than required by law. Emil Skacpal also paid costs for having no license plate on a trail -r. Marvin H. Powers pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle with a compression whistle attached and was ordered to pa v. court cost. k Mr. E. F. Wynne, William C. Hose and John J. Yecum each pleaded guilty to driving without a license. All paid court costs. Reginald V. Lewis paid court ex penses and $10 on a charge of driving recklessly and carelessly. James E. Elliott paid costs for driving without a license and Eu gene M. Shaw paid costs and $10 for having improper lights and brakes and no license in his por session. "Three Plead Guilty ' Mrs. Richard Dalton Cleaves, Na omi Hall, and Roy Franklin Miller all pleaded guilty to driving with out licenses and all paid costs of court. George M. Dauphine also paid costs for driving with im proper license plates. Berry Sutton pleaded guilty to having improper brakes, while William J. Hobbs did likewise on a rharge of driving without licenses. Each paid costs of court. Speeding violations were nu merous. Edith Haas Kraker paid costs and $10; Wiley Thomas Ma son, costs; Raymond A. Garris, costs and $10; W. E. Utley, costs and $10; Joyce D. Wooten, costs; James E. Hoppins, costs and $10; James E. Floyd, costs and $10. I John Delbert Burrous, costs and $50; Ester E. Paddock, $10 and costs; Arthur G. Groom, cos's and See COURT Pg. 6 Death Laid Its Hand on the Shoulder Of Matthew P. Guthrie, Ocracoke (EDITOR'S NOTE; Matthew P. Guthrie, native of Harker's Island, veteran retired Coast Guardsman, died last Thursday night from a heart attack at his home on Ocracoke Island where he had lived for the past 53 years. His passing draws attention to the line caliber of men that make up the personnel of our Coast Guard and the kind of gracious, good people of the Carolina Outer Banks. The following story, in the form of a personal letter to "Captain Matt," is by a former Associated Press writer now making his home on Ocracoke where he is writing a book). By John A. Parris, Jr. OCRACOKE ISLAND, N. C, June 21 Dear Captain Matt: Knowing that you'll be coming back from time to time to browse through the newspapers that you so loved to read of an evening out on your porch after the mailbont had come in and you'd had your supper, I thought you'd kind of like to know what happened here last Friday. I think you'll find it all written down here., A lot of friends came to pay their last respects, folks who had krown you since you came here . 53 years ago as a fledging 'n the i Oast Guai d, and vmt of us who hudn't known ycu very long as i time is measured. v; It was hard for ill of us to rea lise that you were gone. Somehow l it seemed you should be with us s there at the store, down by the .' decks,' laughing and talking and injecting a bit of your philosophy i .i.-i',.,,i .- I . v.- , - Hiss Ann Dale, Oltis Jefferson, Jr., Reign Over I-Iorehead Teen-Agers Miss Ellen Ray Gaskins, Denny Lawrence Become Princess, Prince Miss Ann Dale, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Dale, 204 S. 16th street, Morehead City, was clown ed queen of the Morehead City TeenAge realm and Ottis Jeffer son, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Otlis Jefferson, 208 Orange street, Beau fort, was crowned king at the co ronation ball Tuesday night at the county recreational center, She pard street, Morehead City. A prince nd princess from the junior teen-age club were also honored. They were Miss Ellen Ray Gaskins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Gaskins, Morehead Ci ty, and Denny Lawrence, of 1401 Shackleford street. The roval family was elected by vote of members of the junior and senior teen-age clubs. The coronation took place amidst dozens of gladioli and pink and white crepe paper streamers in the ballroom of the recreation center. The thrones, draped in white, were decorated with tiny nosegays. Presented by Grover Munden to the prince and princess were "ma gic wands" and the king and queen were crowned by Lockwood Phil lips. Both Mr. Munden and Mr. Phillips are honorary members of the teen-age club. In the coronation procession were Sandra Willis, crown bearer for the queen, Jimmy Moran, crown bearer for the king, Susan Dill, wand bearer for the prince and princess, Lois Webb, lady-in-ailMurio the queen, and Janice Lewis, Iad n-waitlng to the prin cess. , The wand bearer and crown bearer for the queen wore tiny crowns of flowers, Miss Webb car ried an arm bouquet of pink gladi oli, the queen a bouquet of red carnations, and the princess's lady-in-waiting, an arm bouquet of gla dioli. Of the 'thousand who crowded the recreation center, many were from nut of town. Hickory. Ra leigh, Winston-Salem, and Galax, Va. Chaperons were mothers of teen age club members, Mrs. Clyde Gaskins, Mrs. John Coover, Mrs. E. L. Dale, Mrs. Raymond Lewis, Mrs. David Battle Webb, Mrs. Ha rold Webb, Mrs. Theodore Lewis, See CORONATION Pg. 6 Inspection Schedule Released a! Raleigh ' The department of motor ve hicles, Raleigh, today announced the schedule for the state's 3fl in. snection lanes from July 1 through isept. 30. Lane 33. assigned to Carteret. Craven, end Pitt counties will be in Beaufort July 30 to Aug. 3, in Morehead City Aug. 5 8. and in Beaufort again Sept. 1416, and Morehead City Sept. 18 21. into the conversation, as yui hed teen the evening before. We just couldn't stem to reali'e tint ynu wcr- 'y!i.g asleep thm ir votir living room with flowers banked about you. As I say, a lot of vour friends were here at your house. The house was crowded and the porch was fulj and the yard Jammed. Theiv were so many folks that some had to stand outjide the gate in the road. Just about everybody on the island was there. Every body that could possibly fet there, even some of the fellows like Sam Williams and Stacy Howard who had Just come ' in from fishing. They didn't have tim; to r.nge into their Sunday clothes, but they knew you would understand. A lot of us stood out there in the yard. We didnt have much to say. We Just stood there among your' flowers, the-gaill.irdias and Bouncing Bettf and vellow dai sies. And some of ip stood in the Attends Conference :::::y: 1 W , "'"i ill y ie 1 LAAJ Robert Lowe, pictured above secretary of the Morehead City Chamber of Commerce, is aKcnd ing this week at Chapel Hill thr fifth annual session of the South eastern Institute of commercial organization executives. The course of study include? classes on Chamber of Commerce management correlation of Cham ber of Commerce functions to needs of the community. The week's session, which began Sunday and will continue through Saturday, is sponsored by the Statf Secretaries Associations of the Southeast, The Chamber of Com merce of the United States. Uni versity of North Carolina, and the Southern Association of chamber of Commerce Executives. Cne Art Session Closes, Other Will End Tuesday The beginners' class in art held in Beaufort since June 2 under the direction of Prof. John E. Court ney, assistant professor of art at Woman's college, University of North Carolina, came' to a close Tuesday of this week, and the ad vanced class, under the direction of Prof. Gregory Ivey, head of the art department at the same scho. !, will wind up next Tuesday. Twelve girls were enrolled in the beginners' class. They were Helen Manber, Miami Beach, Fla.; Wilma King, Greensboro; Mae Hardin. Greensboro; Davilla Smith, Winston-Salem; Doris Poole, Raleigh; Jane Laughinghouse, Greenville; Virginia Ingram, Winston-Salem; Marian Goodrich, Sanford; Mary Eleanor Gray, Winston-Salem; Laura Davis, Beaufort; Joanne Se chrest, High Point, and Ann Chip ley, Rocky Mount. Prof. Ivey's advanced class has the following members: Helen Ann Wall. Lylcsville; Ruth Ann Hay mann, Asheville; Mrs. M. Leslie Davis, Beaufort; and Frances Homcwood, Greensboro. grass there along the edge of the concrete walk where you hid etch ed in the date when you laid it "11432." It was a beautiful afternoon for your services. The sun sort of shaded over, being lenient with its wrath. And the wind sort of still ed. There wasn't a ripple out there on Silver Lake. It was as smooth as glass. Everything was bright and calm. And it all reminded us of you. The services started late in the afternoon. About the time you usually, returned from the postof fice up the beach with your paper. Only this afternoon the mail was n't "called over" at the regular time. The mailboat was late be cause Elmo Fulcher had delayed as long as he could in Atlantic in the hope that two of your daughters would get there. But he had to come on without them. We' didn't pitch any ringers this afternoon while we waited for the mailboat. We Just didn't feel like it. Some of us lounged on the porch of the store, there where you came to sit and talk and watch us play ringers. Most of the fellows Just sat there in silence, whittling, away with their knives. ' See GUTHRIE Pg. ( L. R Morris, Owner, Plans to Rebuild The fish factory on Lennoxville road, east of Beaufort, owned by Judge Lambert R. Morris, Atlan tic, caught fire early yesterday morning and burned to almost complete ruin, causing damage to the extent of $5,000. Slightly less than half the loss is covered by $15,500 in insurance. Mr. Morris said today that he plans to rebuild at a i approximate cost of $50,000. Beauufort fire department was notified of the fire by police and the alarm sounded at 1:45 a m Two trucks at the fire battled the blaze two and a half hours. More head City fire department was alerted and sent an engine to Beau fort to stand by. Firemen laid one thousand feet of hose to Taylor creek but not enough water could be obtained to effectively fight the flames. Had the fire truck been able to pump water, plant employees esti nated that damage would have been considerably less. Will Dudley, foreman, borrow ?d a one and a half horsepower Dumper from Beaufort Fisheries and plant employees carried wat er by bucket to a barrel from which Dudley pumped, throwing water on to the roof of the scrap warehouse. This alone saved the warehouse ind approximately $12,000 of fish scrap. V Most of the damage was to ma chinery, none of which can be re claimed, according to Judge Mor ris. Watching firemen as they at tempted to bring the inferno un der, control were approximately 100 people from neighboring See BLAZSj Pg. 6 Rotarians Visit Harks Island Beaufort Rotarians and their Rotary-Anns went by boat to Har kers Island Wednesday night where they had dinner at the Har kers Island Inn and were enter tained by the Church of Christ choir on the island and the Har kers Island Hill Billies. Boat for the outing was furnished by Oliver Davis. Between the first and second, course of the seafood dinner, the choir sang. Its members are Bruce Whitley, Bertha Joy Davis, Char les Davis, Phyllis Willis, Francis Willis. Mattus Willis, Sybil Rose, Don Willis, and June Hancock. The program was under the di rection of Missionary T. S. Perry. Elders Frank Milner and John Thompson are directors. The hill "billies, Bruce Whitley, Paul Nelson, and Darrel Willis, played and sang, after which the Rotarians held a song test. The next regular meeting of the Rotarians will be at 6:45 Tuesday night, June 29, at the Inlet Inn. Cherry Point Cab Overturns on Route 70 A cab owned by the Cherry Cab company, Cherry Point, turned over Wednesday morning on route 70. three miles east of Cherry Point, causing . damage estimated from $300 to $400. The accident occurred when the car hit a wet spot on the road, causing the driver to lose control. The driver, G. I. Thompson, was uninjured. Tide Table Friday. June 25 HIGH LOW 10:49 A.M. 4:53 A.M. 10:99P.M. 4:94 P.M. Saturday, June H 11:33 A.M. 5:29 A.M. 11:40 P.M. 5:40 P.M. Sunday, June 27 6:09 A.M. 12.18 P.M. 6:26" P.M. Monday, June 28 12:20 A.M. 7:49 A.M. 1:02 P.M. 7:20 P.M. Tuesday, June 29 1:05 A.M. 7:39 A.M. 1:91 P.M. 8:17 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time) Tanker Dae Today The "Esso Greenville," a tanker, will arrive at Port Terminal today from Texas with a csree of saio- lise. Love Lures Pelly Willis From Captain's Hen Coop Pelly, the pet pelican which Capt. Gib Willis, Morehead City, rescued following its losing bat tle with an eagle last fall has found a mate and winged away to some coastal rnokerv. The giant bird became so gentle after it had been in Capt. Willis' goose and chicken lot for awhile that it would eat from its bene lartor's hand. Not long after the rescue the big bird ws ship shape again. But Pete did not fly away. However, love caught up with him recently. One day he brought a visiting pelican in to shore and his adopted home. They courted for awhile and then disappeared. Capt. Willis believes that the birds may have gone to Shell Island in Pamlico Sound near Ocracoke to set up housekeep ing. He hopes the big bird re turns in the autumn. Maybe he'll show up with some young uns! Lightning Causes Power Failure Recurrent failures of electric power Tuesday afternoon and eve ning in Beaufort and Morehead City were caused by Ifghtning grossing lines just east of Cher ry Coint, Gedrge Stovall, manager of the local Tide Water Power Co office, explained today. The lightning struck a lightning arrester and instead of grounding the charge, the bolt was so power ful that the line "went to ground," keeping power from going out over the lines to this section. The situation was not corrected until 8:28 Tuesday night, Mr. Sto vail said. Then at 2 a. in. Wednes day morning lightning caused part of the equipment at Cherry Point sub-station to burn out. Power was restored here only through by passing that point temporarily. Permanent repairs were completed yesterday morning. Electrical storms all over east ern North Carolina have been play ing havoc with power and tele phone lines, Mr. Stovall reported, causing outtages and equipment loss. Robert Morris Begins Study in New York City Robert (Bobby) Morris, pianist of Atlantic, left Wednesday for New York City where he will study for six weeks at the Juilliard School of Music. Young Morris be came eligible for this course by winning the scholarship awarded in May by the North Carolina Fed eration of Music Clubs. Accompanying him to New York is his sister, Miss Florine Morris. The young pianist recently return ed from Woman's College School of Music, Greensboro, where he studied for two weeks with Prof. Austin Conradi of Peabody con servatory. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Morris, Atlantic. How to Railroad a Rhino To a Zoo Scientifically SYDNEY (AP) Want to catch a fully-grown untamed rhino ceros and bring it back alive? Wil lie de Beer, hunter, says be has the know how. Listen to him: First, go to Africa, to the rhino ceros countnry. Travel by motor truck. Catch up with a wild rhino. Fling lassos with lengths of steel rail attached round his neck. Do this until he has too much dead weight to carry and drops exhaust ed. Get down out of that truck. Send 'the rhino to sleep with a shot of anaesthetic. Then get Africans to build a crate around him be fore he wakes. Fright him off to your own little zook Relief Ship Docks Here The Relief light ship left Port Terminal early this week after loving replaced the Frying Pan Shoals light ship which had been undergoing repairs at Norfolk. The" relief shin will now replace the Diamond Shoals . light ship, which will undergo repairs. Crumpled: One Wing R. II. Brown, state highway patrolman, observes here the dam age caused when the nlane, an Aeronca from Jacksonville airport, made a forced landing Sunday evening, June 1.1, on the road leading to the Morehead City Technical institute. The pilot, Donald W. I.cavill. statiom-d at Camp Lejeune, was uninjured. Col. Fnirleigh S. Dickinson Dies (il Home in New Jersey Col. Fairleigh S. Dickinson, 84, native of Carteret county and the world's leading manufacturer of surgical instruments, died at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, June 23, at his home, 185 Ridge road, Ruth erford, N. J. The Colonel, as he is known to his friends, had been in ill health for several months. The funeral service will be con ducted at 3 o'clock this afternoon in Grace Episcopal church, Ruther ford, ar.ii interment will be in Hill side cemetery, near Rutherford. Survivors include Mrs. F. S. Dickinson, his wife, Fairleigh. Jr. a son, Anne, a granddaughter, all of Rutherford, and Miss Lula Dick inson, a sister, Plainfield, N. J. Of, the Colonel's many philan thropies, Carteret countians have benefited most from Core Creek A memorial service for Col onel Dickinson will be conduct ed at 3 o'clock Sunday after noon in Core Creek Community church by the pastor, the Rev. William Y. Stewart. Community church which Colonel Dickinson built in 1938 in the community in which he was rear ed. ed. He was the son of David Owens Dickinson and Margaret Anne Till man Dickinson, of Core Creek com munity. Fort wo years he was seaman on a square rigger, and then located at Elizabeth, N. J., where he work ed for the Singer Sewing Machine company. During that time, the Colonel, who was self-educated, attended night school, and later worked a? a salesman for the Raugcrtics M.iufaaturing company, Sauger ties, N. Y. In 1896 he met W. M. Becton and in the following year, 1897, founded Becton, Dickinson and Co. in New York City. The plant, which manufactured surgical in struments, was later moved to Rutherford. The Colonel served as president of the company from its beginning until his death. Since 1927 he has been president of the Rutherford National banks. In 1941 he founded and endowed Fairleigh Dickinson Junior college at Rutherford and since that same year served as member of the ex ecutive committee of the Boy Scouts of America, national and regional councils of New York and See COLONEL Pg. 6 Laller-Day Sainls' To Begin Tomorrow on Barkers Isle The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will hold its North Carolina East District con ference on Harkers Island tomor row and Sunday, June 26 and 27. This will be! the biggest conference that has ever been held in this district and a large attendance is expected. On Saturday there will be base ball, volley ball, marble contests, bob jack contests, swimming par ties and boat trips to Cape Look ing provided for all age groups. There will be hot dog and soft drink stands under the supervision of the MIA and the Relief society of the church where refreshments may be obtained. At 6 o'clock there will be a free' fish fry for all those attending and at 8 o'clock there will be a program presented by the various branches in the dir trict. On Sunday there will be three sessions of conference, at 10 a.m., at 2 p ro. and at 8 p.m. There will ,m v ' B. J. May, county production and marketing administrator and Sam Edwards, president of the county AAA council attended a district meeting of the Production and Market ml Administration oit Monday at Washington, N. C. Pre sent at. the meeting were county committeemen, secretaries, county agents, and representatives" of the S. ('. S. and other agricultural agencies. Represented at this district meeting were the following coun ties: Beaufort, Bertie, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Greene, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Pamlico, Pasquotauk, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyr rell, and Washington. Camden and Onslow were also invited to attend, but no representative showed up. Representatives discussed the following topics: (1) Completion of the 1948 agri cultural conservation programs, with special attention being given to filling performance reports, shifting of funds between farms, approving of all practices, seed for cover crops and pastures and other related matters. (2) Discussion and plans for 1949 agricultural conservation pro gram. This included discussion of when to start the 1949 program, type of program needed, forms to be used, whether all practices should require prior approval, whe ther farm worksheet contracts arc necessary, allocation of slate funds to counties and other matters. (3) Progress on tobacco market ing quota work, including report on performance checking, compu tation of acreages, spotchecking preparation of marketing cards. and other related mutters. (4) Price support and loans stressing the importance of com mitteemen being prepared to dis cuss the Potato Price Suppirt Pro gram at the Washington, D. C. meeting. District Heeling be many inspirational speakers at these sessions of conference includ ing RobertJ. Price, of Pheonix, Ariz., president of the Central At lantic States Mission. The public is cordially invited to attend any or all of these activi ties and meetings, MCTI Receives Donation 01 Books on Electronics Morehead City Technical in stitute is the recipient of a gift, 37 volumes and pamphlets on ra dio broadcasting and engineering, from Robert M. Wallace, manager of a Shelby radio station and an alumnus of State college. The donation includes publica tions on engineering mathematics, comimrcial broadcasting, mechitii ci drawing, high frequenc; modu lation, standards of radio ree'vers, elcctrenl.:!, and other sublets re lating lo ird'o. PMA Officials Attend Meeting At Washington Woman's Club Sponsors County UNAC Campaign Carierel's Goal Placed al $2,000; Stale Goal $400,-000 Cooperating with Federated Wo men's clubs of North Carolina, Morehead City Woman's club is sponsoring here the United Na tions Appeal for Children, a re quest for sixty million dollars to Coed starving children of Europe. Heading the drive are Mrs. Rob ert Taylor, chairman of the Wom an's club public welfare committee, and Mrs. (). II. Johnson, chairman of the International Relations com mittee. Carteret county's quota is $2,000. No personal solicitations will be made, stated Mrs. Johnson. Persons are requested to mail checks or money orders made out to United Nations Appeal for Chil dren to Mrs. Johnson, 2711 Evans street, or to Mrs. Taylor, Evans street, Morehead City. North Carolina's portion of the sixty million dollar goal is $400, 000. Although the intensive cam paign is scheduled to last only through June, the drive will con tinue until the state's quota has been met, announced Mrs. Charles G. Doak, state director of the "Cru sade for Children." This campaign, in which 26 re lief agencies are participating and combining their -pleas aims to ob tain -food, eluding and rwdkiqe. equipment lor nospttais, preven tive public health centers, foster'"' parent plan for care of children in institutions, Boys' Town pro) ects for orphaned, homeless boys, educational aid to displaced stu dents, vocational training mater ials, supplies and books for schools and universities. i According to statistics released by the United Nations Appeal for Children, over 400 million of the world's starving populace are chil dren under 14, children between the ages of 10 and 15 who look like boys and girls of 7 and 8. , United States is one of many nations cooperating in this drive, Slogan of the "Crusade for Chil dren" campaign is "Save a Child Save the Future." Jaycees Meet r At Center Monday The Morehead Ci!y Junior Cham ber of Commerce inoved over to the Carteret county recreation cen ter for its regular Monday night meeting and held an informiil get' together with their wive3, judges, and other participants in the Miss Morehead City beauty pageant as guests. ,'i , Among the guests was MlKS Frances Hadnott, who won honors last year as "Miss Coastal Festival of 1947." The guests were served o cold plate lunch and were entertained with a quiz contest. All the anr wcrs in the quiz were last names of Jdycce membeis In more serious vein, Josiah Bair ley, chairman of the Junior chant ber's governmental jtlnin commit tee, ' urged member-' to help get nut a big vote in tomorrow's elec tion, regardless of whom individual members might personally favor. The Jaycees agreed on this point, believing that a truly representa tive vote would be taken in the city if the campaign was a success. Amount of Rainfall Since Sunday Rears Inch i -r Close to an inch of rain fell here between Sunday and 7 a.m. yester day morning, according to E. Sta nley Davis, Morehead City, official weather observer. Exact measure-, ment was .98 of an inch. V The hirhest temperature fro Sunday until 7 a. m. yesterday wag 87 degrees recorded on Sunday, Minimum that day was 71 and 42 of an inch of rain fell, . Records for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday follow: . t- Temp. KaiAfall Mai. Min. Inch., Monday 84 72 43' Tuesday 88 74 r .02 Wednesday 83 . W - 41 . ;.t

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