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TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 1948
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Carteret County IIcvs-Times
A Kergtr Of
The Beaufort Jew (est. 1112) ft The Twin City Times (est. 1936)
TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 1948
The Fight ior Service Continues
The Beaufort News, one of the two predecessors of Carteret
County's oewspaper THE NEWS-TIMES, long fought for ade
quate electric service and adequate telephone service. The fight
was, of course, particularly close to The Beaufort News because
- Beaufort and east Carteret county have always been treated as
stepchildren by both Tide Water Power company and Carolina
Telephone and Telegraph company.
This fight, encouraged by thinking members of the public,
was not waged because of an isolated instance of power or phone
service failure occasioned by accident beyond human control, but
against the continual day-by-day, night-by-night temporary fail
ures which did Utile more, apparently, than stop the electric
clock or cause the phone to work only on the fourth try.
The Beaufort News, as does THE NEWS-TIMES under the
same editorial direction, realized that all the little failures would
some day add up to one big catastrophic failure. But a moribund
Beaufort town government failed to pay heed and now the pres
ent, efficient town government of Beaufort, which to a certain
extent is god father to all of east Carteret county, is holding a
pair of britches that could have been saved by that stitch in time.
Last winter's extraordinary sleet storm found every weak
spot in the physical facilities of both Tide Water Power company
and Carolina Telephone and Telegraph company. And both com
panies took some steps to correct the inadequacies.
Over this past weekend another set of freak accidents over
took both companies.
Public wrath is not the solution to the situation now. Wrath
should have been laid across the backs of the public utility com
panies some years ago.
A committee of calm citizens comprising residents of Beau
, fort and all other communities of east Carteret county could fitly
meet with executives of Tide Water Power company and Carolina
Telephone and Telegraph company, go over the situation step by
' step and jointly decide what should be done now, what should be
done next and what should be done in the following periods within
' the financial ability of both companies.
No other power company is going to take over Tide Water
Power company's problems nor is any other telephone company
going to take over Carolina Telephone and Telegraph company's
And let us hope that there is no return to the political mess
of municipal ownership.
rood An Investment in Pence
Four hundred thousand dollars is s lot of money and sixty
million dollars is much moreyet it is as nothing compared with
the value of healthy, bright-eyed children.
North Carolina has been requested to raise $400,000 as its .
share of our Country's $60,000,000 -fluoU ta' American Over ,
seas Atdsjted Ration Astsl fhllaVa; ritpipiip
this state is being conducted by the 4&rJtfTJrflun Federation of
Women's clubs. Other organisations, too, have incorporated this
fuod-raising project into their year's program.
Among these is the North Carolina Junior Chamber of Com
merce. Beaufort Jaycees in March raised $73 as their part in
The drive, which bega in February, has not yet ended. Con
tributions can be made now through the Morehead City or Beau
fort Women's clubs. Checks ofr money orders should be made
out to "AOA-United Nations Appeal for Children." Through
Mrs. O. H. Johnson or Mrs. Robert Taylor, Morehead City, and
Mrs. Graham Duncan, Beaufort, the money will be forwarded to
. No concerted drive Is being made in the county. The Wom
en's clubs are depending on the urgency of this appeal to prompt
; Two hundred thirty million children are (today the victims
of war, starving as a result of the scorched earth policies which
Mowed the enemy but made useless for many years vast agricul
: tural areas of Europe and Asia. At present, aid is reaching only
r;.7,5O0,000 of these 230,000,000. More funds are needed to take
care of the remainder.
Participating In the campaign are 26 relief agencies in this '
ountrjr, ail combining their efforts in this one drive.
.;" Out of the bitterness, thwarted lives, and wreckage of war
come warped personalities.' Our efforts now to bring health and
-normality to youngsters is a type of insurance against monstrosi-'
ties like WOer rising win. '
. The federal government encourages our aiding such causes
.by allowing 15 per cent of personal income s charitable de
duction, corporations arc allowed 5 per rent.
Peace cannot become a reality when jbalf the world has and
rhe other half has not. Hunger to fertile field in which hate
:nd seeds, of avar grow. Helping to feed youngsters pyerseas may
mean that 10 ot 19 yean hence our youngsters woa't have to fight.
One U. S. 'survey showed that
among families with low income,
90 per cent had so denial cant In
the previous two years compared
with 40 to 60 per cent among ba
ilies of high income.
U. S. Steel production in 1947
was 60 per cent greater than la
One V. $. aurvey asowed that
U out of very 100 poor people
visiting a dentist 1 a two year
period were making their first
visit compared with one out of 100
lor well i -do people.
DETJtQJT (AP) The average
new automobile has 29 lamp sock
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Thoughts for an open mind. . .
The intellect Is an instrument by wliich man may grasp a problem
and ift it to the plane of it's solution.
The price paid for concentrated, efficient use of one's energies
is t sacrifice of smaller desires ior the accomplishment of larger
Gatheripg together the forms, of the energy that might be used for
, trivial activities- and turning them into concentrating, unified ef
forts along a single line of achievement in one's selected field is
the only means of exerting one's powers for the work tbi rings
In the long run, the little sacrifices turn out to be no sacrifices at
all, since the values achieved are far greater than those lost.
Unswerving, untiring, consistent effort along a single definite
line, is the price always paid for genuine success. One who
achieves greatly never regrets the earlier as more excellent re
sults of his persistent drive toward the large goal. Each has
to build for himself a philosophy of life by which he determines
what it is that is most worth while.
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Mr. OdellT success with hogs,
according to Mr. Kelley, is due to
several factors. He has a natural
ability to handle hogs. Nature
provides him with plenty of clear
water, and the sows hsve access
to a dense wooded area which pro
vides good shelter' for farrowing,
making it unnecessary for Mr.
Odell to invest money In expensive
The United States turned out
1,700 ocean-going ships in 1943.
With F. C. SALISBURY, Morr head City
Whew. Summer came in like a
hot plate last week. Our mind has
been on the air of the mountains
and not on gathering items for
this column. If it lacks interest,
blame it on the weather.
""While on the subject "o! wea
ther, V note that the new storr
warning tower on the waterfront
has been completed and put in
service. We welcome back the
weather vane at the top of the
signal pole. ' We never could wet a
finger and hold it out in the wind
to tell from which direction it
was coming. A new feature on this
tower is the placing of .three elec
tric lights to be used as night
warnings. The top and bottom
lights show red with a white light
in the center. The top red light is
used singly for small craft warn
ing, the red and white light in
dicate a heavy storm or blow.
-When the three lights show it in
dicates a hurricane. The daytime
warnings are given by the regular
flag signals. Leroy Guthrie who
lives next door to the tower had
charge of the construction work
and also has been appointed to set
the storm signals.
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If your olfactory nerve has
been working properly the past
week you noted that the men
haden boats which have been
going out to meet the summer
run of shad have met with suc
cess. Boatmen state that they
have had the best run for this
time of the season in several
years. Several of the boats have
been able to make two hauls in
one day on account of the near
ness to shore of the fish. To
factory owners this odoriferous
scent wafting across their path
of smell spells gold dust.
at this gathering. The district in
cludes Carteret, Craven and Pam
The cast for the symphonic
irama, "Blackboard," which will
be presented on the two darkest
nights in August at Camp More
head, has beoij selected, and details-for
the presenting of this
pageant on the bluff at the camp
ire. being worked out by the
author a(nd producer, William
C. Trotman. This entertainment
will be presented free to the
public and gives promise of be
ing one of the best attractions
to be presented during the sum
mer season here.
Construction work is underway
for a new home being .built by
A. T. Leary on lot at the corner
of 20th and Evans streets. Ac
cording to the estimate given in
the building permit this structure
will cost $20,000 or more..
Announcement has been made
that the summer meeting of the
State Board of Conservation and
Development will be held on July
26-28 in this city.
The first sailing races of the
season promoted by the local boat
men will take place .on Sunday,
July 4 and races will be run eacji
Sunday until Labor Day. About
the same number of classes of
boats as entered each year will
compete for the regular prizes.
Quite a colony of dog kennels
have sprung up out on Route 24
near Camp Morehead to care for
the dogs which will participate in
the dog racing events to open this
week. Here the various dogs are
groomed and kept in racing con
dition when called upon to enter
the night races.
New life is to be put into Holly
Ridge and Topsail Island through
the recent purchase by a corpora
tion known as Xand Associates,
Inc. This corporation has purchas
ed a major portion of the improve
ments; utilities and facilities at
Camp Davis. The purchase price
is given as $340,000. This organ
ization will seek to develop the
town of Holly Ridge and Topsail
Beach, through use of the power
and water systems of Camp Davis,
and to bring new industry to the
Onslow community through the
use of some of the suitable build
ings along the highway through the
Jackie U Smiley who was
drowned week ago Saturday,
had for Ike past three ven held
position at Cherry Point and
was recently rfven the honor of
leading man in aircraft mecha
nics. The commanding general
f iha V. 8. Marine Corps said
he was the youngest man on the
has to have auch an appoint-
Application . blanks for one of
the $100 Sears-Roebuck scholar
ships lor farm boys who wish to
take Agriculture at North Carolina
State and who need financial aid,
irav be obtained from the State
College or the farm agent
A large delegation of Masons
from this city and Beaufort at
tended the meeting of the Seventh
District of Masons in New Bern
en Wednesday night. Grand Mas
ter of Masons, Dr. Maxwell E. Hoff
man, of Ashevllle, and other pro
minent Masons were in attend
ance! Reports from the eight
lodges in the district were given
Story Of The Week
It has been nearly' twenty-five
years since youpon tea has been
made and sold in this city. We
doubt if one could find today a
nound of this ancient beverage on
the shelves of any store in East
At one time the late William
Sadler had a small plant for the
curing of this tea, located a short
distance beyond the old Atlantic
Hotel. He was sort of an authority
on the cutting and curing of the
leaves and twigs of the youpon.
There is a period during the
winter season when the leaves and
twigs of this shrub are at their
best, for curing and from which to
secure the best aroma. It was not
unusual to see Mr. Sadler coming
into town during the winter months
with a large bag of leaves and
twigs of the youpon slung over
his back. His raw material cost
him nothing but the labor of cut
ting and toting.
His plant consisted of a large
drying drum , turned by a motor
over a low oil flame. When the
tea had been properly dried it
was run through a chopper, then
bagged in one pound packages, and
if we recall correctly, sold for 10
cents per pound.
Mr. Sadler was rather an eccen
tric character. He was always of
the opinion that some one was
putting a "trick" on him, causing
his machines to break down, the
tea not to cure right as well as
most any other hinders nee that
might develop in the making of bis
product. Believing that a change
of location would change his luck
he moved his plant to Harkers Is
land where he operated for a short
time without better success than
on the main land. '
The demand for youpon tea
waned, his machinery wore out and
the old man became a wandering
object of pity. Later he was admit
ted to the County Home where he
remained a short time. Following
an altercation with another mem
ber of the home, who gave him a
black eye, he left and took up his
abode in pn old boat he owned
Car Danger Spot
Is Beside Driver
NEW YORK The death seat in
an auto is the front seat beside
the driver, says Dr. Claire L.
Straith, Detroit pla'stic surgeon, in
the Journal of the American Medi
cal Association. His name for this
seat comes lrom a stream of wom
en and girls going to Harper hos
pital, Detroit, to have their faces
repaired by plastic surgery. About
70 per cent of them hud been oc
cupants of the death seat at the
time of an auto crash. In those
crashes one-third as many drivers
In one month's auto injurus in
Detroit, ..II kinds, he viy-. 3"2
passengers were hurt. OI these
nearly 70 per cent were in the
front seat beside the driver. Wilh
better roads and higher speeds,
the death seat injuries and deaths
are becoming more numerous. But
Dr. Straith says speed is not the
only cause of injuries and deaths
in the front seat. Other causes are
khoBs, cranks, sharp ledges and
dropdown ash receivers. Even at
a speed of 20 miles an hour, a
woman had her face badly mauled
by gadgets when she 'fell forward.
A flat, wide cushion patterned
to cover the dash so that a lace
will bump only a smooth, soft sur
face, he says, would reduce facial
Windshields inflict many cuts,
he says, and occasionally nearly
decapitate the victim. He advo
cate hinging windshields so that
they would be forced outward by a
blow just short of the glass-breaking
Iladison County Farmer
Owns 33 Sows and Gilts .
COLLEGE STATION, Raleigh
One of the largest herds of brood
sows in the State is to be found
on the farm of W. R. Odell of
Hot Springs, Madison county, who
has 33 sows and gilts at the present
time, according to Jack Kelley, Ex
tension animal husbandry special
ist at State College.
Mr. Odell has had unusual suc
cess with his hogs. He keeps a
complete record of all feed used
and of the number of pigs mark
eted per sow. His report shows
that he marketed 7.6 pit's per sow
during the spring of 1947, and in
the fall of the same year he mark
eted an average of 7.8 pigs per sow.
This gives him a record of about
1.5 pigs per litter above the State
The Madison producer uses a
pasture of orchard grass, lespideza,
end blue grass. He feeds a Wx
ture of six parts corn meal and
one part commercial protein sup-
which was tied up in the inlet near
the location of his former plant.
It was from this location that
the writer rescued him after a
storm and high tide had flooded
his boat. A room was found for him
where he lived alone a few. years
until the last "trick" was placed
on him, passing without relatives
or friends to grieve his going.
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varietice in lew time, witfc lese work more
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