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A Merger of THE BEAUFC3T KEWS (Established 1912) and THE TWIN CITY TIMES (Established 1936)
PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND TRIDAYk)
38th YEAR NO. 15.
BEAUFORT AND MOREHEAD CITY, NORTH CAROLINA TUESDAY, JULY 6, 1948
Parade Will Precede All - Star Game
State Dentist, Dr. A. D. Un
derwood, Inspects 550
The dental program of the Car
teret county health department, be
gun Monday, May 3, was completed
Friday, Dr. N. Thomas Ennctt,
county health officer, announced
The program was conducted in
the county for children between the
ages of 6 and 12 inclusive who
could not efford service of a pri
There was no colored dentist
this year, just as there had been
no white dentist for the past three
years, due to the acute shortage
of dental practitioners. The dentist
in the recent county program was
Dr. A. D. Underwood.
A report of his activities, conv
pilod by the health department,
The total number of schools
worked in were seven; total num
ber of children inspected, 550; to
tal number of children treated,
448; total number of return pa
tients, 58; total number of 'child
ren recrred to a local dentist for
The amount and class of treat
ment was itemized as follows:
Number of amalgam fillings,
206; number of cement fillings,
159; number of silver nitrate
treatments, 827; number of teeth
extracted, 172; number of child
ren who had their teeth cleaned,
451; number of miscellaneous
The total number of operations,
broken down in the above para
graph, was 1,943.
Other figures released .. by the
county health department were:
number of lectures on oral hy
giene, 19; total attendance at lec
tures, 666; number of teeth ex
tracted that were six year molars,
9; number of teeth filled that were
six years molars, 97; total number
who were repeaters (children in
one grade more than a year), 125;
total number who were pre-echool,
Carteret Post 99
At the regular meeting of Ame
rican Legion Post 99, Friday July
2. new officers were installed by
Floyd Chadwick, Division Comman
der. AH past Commanders of Post 99
were requested to contact Roy Eu
banks regarding a series of pictures
he is arranging for the Legion Hut
and plans were started toward ini
tiation of a series of meetings in
the Harkers Island (tad Marshall-berg-Straits
New officers are David Hill, com
mander, Marcus Mason, first vice
commander, Robert Jones, second
vice commander, and Boyd Talbert,
third vice commander.
! Special vice commanders who
were installed are Henrv Davis,
Harker's Island, and Luke Hill,
Marshallberg, Otway, Bettie and
Straits' section. ,
Other officers ate C. L. Beam,
finance officer, R. H. Hill, child
welfare chairman, and P. A. Lewis,
Local Coast Guardsman
Heads Recruiting Drive
Chief Charles N. Fulcher, , of
Beaufort, has been assigned to re-,
cruiting in. the fifth Coast Guard
District, headquarters at Norfolk,
and is spending his first two weeks
in Carteret county.
, While in his home county, Chief
Fulcher will , headquarter at the
postofficcs In Beaufort and More
. head City. He will also visit each
community in the county. ,
Army Revives Hostels
' HEIDELBERG - (AP) Ger
many's famed youth hostels, abc
. lished by the Nazis, are being revi
ved under U. S. Army auspices.
Chi ins of hostels, a one-day's hike
apart, were located throughout
Germany in the pre-Hitler era.
They were meeting places for the
youth of Germany and ether coun
tries. The Nazis abolished them
because the resulting , exchanges
of ideas and experiences was con
sidered detrimental to Nazism.
Dr. Hugh Thompson will be at
the New Bern health center at
noon today for the monthly ortho
pedic clinic. -
Preceding the Tidewater League
all-star, game at Beaufort ball park
tomorrow afternoon, there will be
a parade through Beaufort start
ing promptly at 12:30 p.m. from
the turntable on Front street.
Leading the parade will be Miss
Vida Lee Mason, queen of the Tide-
Miss Vida Lee Mason
water League, who will ride in a
convertible with D. H. Lashley.
president of the league, and other
The all-stars of each individual
team will be in a convertible of
their own and .will have pennants
lesignating their team in front of
Miss Mason will throw out the
first ball of the all-star grime,
which will begin at 2:30 p.m.
On 7ay tb Canada
A blue ketch with broad white
sails weighed anchor at Morehead
City Friday and with a "Cheerio!"
from it's English skipper, H. H.
R. Etheridge, continued on its way
The Grabe, as the ketch is nam
ed, is on the last lap of a journey
from Fowey, England. Since
leaving the chill waters 'of the
British Isles, its prow has nosed
into harbor's of France, Spain,
Portugal, North Africa, the Canary
Islands, the Barbados, and just be
fore Morehead City, Charleston,
S. C. ,: '
"That was the first port we real
ly felt sorry about leaving," de
clared Mr, Etheridge in his re
fined, typical English accent. "I
had heard and read all about the
Southern hospitality in this coun
try, but that was the first time
I had ever experienced it . . . and
it's being repeated here," he add
ed, referring to Morehead City.
Traveling with Mr. Etheridge
were Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Turner.
The three plan to settle for a
short while in Canada, in the Lake
Superior region. i
Mr. Etheridge, who 'is a free
lance artist . and writer plans to
write of his experiences on the
Grabe for England's two leading
yachting magazines, Yachting
World and Yachting Monthly.
.His sea experience1 was gained
in England's merchant marine.
Both he and Mr. Turner served in
Great Britain's armed forces dur
ing the recent war.
" Mr. Etheridge has had a varied
crew since he set sail from home.
"Two chaps" who served as crew
during the Grabe's 24-day .trio a
cross the Atlantic ocean which
was very uneventful, said the
skipper left the ketch in the
West indies, and then the Turners
came aboard at Trinidad.
The southern route across the
Atlantic was ' followed, said Mr.
Etheridge, because as mariners
know, there's always a stiff "fol
See KETCH Page . '
Woman's College Marine
School to Hose July 17
., Two weeks remain in the Wom
an's College Marine school course
conducted at Beaufort by Dr. Ar
chie D. Shaftesbury, professor of
zoology, Woman's college, Greens
boro Classes end July 17.
Six students and an assistant are
studying here this summer. They
are Virginia Ayers, Rachel Mc
Cormlck, both of Fayetteville,
Patsy Fowler, Durham, Claire Mc
Call, Charlotte, Janice McFalls,
Greensboro, Barbara Moore, Tar-:
boro, and Terry Nesslinger, Staten
Island, N."Y.""-- :: x,. .iu.v-v
The; specialized studies are on
invertebrates and marine zoology.
JCs to Collect
Drives Scheduled Every 60
Days, First One Will Be
To obtain funds for the civic
betterment of Morehead City the
Junior Chamber of Commerce will
collect waste paper and rags Sun
collect and sell waste paper and
rags Sunday afternoon, July 25.
The Jaycecs plan to make this
collection every 60 days, with pro
reeds from the sale earmarked to
finance the Junior Chambers pro
gram for the year.
"Making a market" for waste
paper and rags will also aid in
cleaning up the city, Kenneth
Wagner, chairman of the program
said, and will help dispose of fire
hazards in homes and places of
Residents are requested to tir
the paper into bundles not over
100 pounds each. Magazines, news
papers, cardboard containers, etc.,
may be bundled all together. 11
is requested only that the rags be
separated from paper.
These bundles should be placed
on the curb in front of homes by
1:30 Sunday afternoon. They will
be collected with trucks loaned by
the Whiteway laundry and Clyde
Jones Gas and Appliance com
pany. Jaycees working on Mr. Wag
ner's committee are Bernard
Leary, S. A. Chalk, Jr., W. B.
Chalk, Floyd Chadwick, Jr., Ethan
p-jvis, Walter Morris, Marion
Mills, Bruce Goodwin, and Henry
The rags and paper will be sold
to Southern Felt, Morehead City.
This mill, expected to go into op
eration in August, uses rags and
paper in turning but asphalt shing.,
Delay Mail Trains
Two train accidents on the At
lantic and East Carolina line near
Newport Thursday night and Fri
day afternoon resulted in only
slight damage to the trains, but
deliveries here were delayed about
four hours. ;
, The mail was brought by truck
to Morehead City, the truck, used
in case of emergency, being opera
ted by the railroad.
On Thursday night the west
bound passenger and mail train
enroute to Morehead City, jumped
the track just above Newport but
no cars were overturned. There
were no injuries involved in either
Friday afternoon's wreck oc
curred not far from the scene of
the wreck on the night before and
nine cars wert thrown across the
right of way. This tie-up blocked
all rail traffic to Morehead City.
The more serious damage was done
by the second wreck.
First boat building shop of the late John F. Bell which devel
oped into one of the chief industries of the city. When the busi
ness outgrew this building It was converted into a machine shop.
- By F,VC Salisbury '-' I about the center of Evans street
, Older residents of the city will; at this point. Entrance to the
recognize mis picture as tnat oi
the building built by the late John
F. Bell and C. M. Wade as a work
shop for boat building. Later, as
the sign on the building indicates,
the concern was operated under
the name of ; Bell-Wallace Com
pany, continuing, under that name
until taken over by the Morehead
City Yacht Basin; -
When this building was first
erected It stood . about where the
City Hall now stands. At that time
before the seawall waa built, the
waters of the sound came up to
III JiPsIi' v: Jills Jill
Paul E. Mitchell, above, was
recently appointed director of
Morehead City Technical insti
tute. He succeeds Howard W.
Jones who has accepted a pois
tion with a Raleigh engineering
firm. Mr. Mitchell is a native of
To Begin Term
In1 Rotary Club
With tonight's meeting B. J. May
will begin his term of office as
president of Beaufort Rotary club.
He succeeds R. M. Williams.
Officers who will be installed to
night at the regular weekly meet
ing at the Inlet Inn are Mr. May,
Dr. N. Thomas Ennett, vice
president, Dr. W. L. Woodard, secretary-treasurer,
and the board of
Imton. ' V
""'Besides the of fitters, members of
the board of directors are D. F.
Merrill, David Jones, Orville Gas
kill, and Mr. Williams, retiring
president. ' '
Members of the cfub's commit
tees as announced by Mr. May, are
as follows: aims and objects com
mittee, Mr. May,- Dr. Woodard,
James Davis, N. F. Cure, the Rev.
T. R. Jenkins, and the Rev. W. Y.
Heading the club service com
mittee is Mr. Davis, and serving
with him are the following: Alonza
Willis, classification chairman, Or
ville Gaskill, membership chair
man, Rev. Mr. Jenkins, program
chairman, John Steed, fellowship
chairman, Dr. Woodard, Rotary in
formation, Calvin Jones, public in
formation, N. F. Eure, magazine
See PRESIDENT Page 6
Two Carteret Connlians
Enlist in Army Air Force
Two Careret county men enlist
ed recently in the United States
Army Air force for three years at
the recruiting station, New Bern.
They are Kenneth D. McCain,
son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Garner,
route 4, New Bern and Ronald E.
Mason, son of Mr, and Mrs. Earl
Mason, 301 Turner street, Beaufort.
building waa reached over a wood
en rtmwav ' "vw
After the seawall was built and
the lots along the waterfront were
fUled in, the building was moved
southward on the corner lot at
8th and Shepard, streets. Follow
ing removal of the Bell Wallace
company to the present location
of the shipyard, the building was
occupied by the Jate Will Wade as
a machine shop and later by W. T.
"Bud" Davis, .6 was the last oc
cupant of the building when it was
condemned k.j ton down. I
Two Carteret County Youngsters
Stricken With Infantile Paralysis
Two Carteret county children
on Saturday were reported the
victims of infantile paralysis, aft
er they were sent to James Walker
Memorial hospital in Wilmington
for diagnosis. The cases first came
to the attention of county health
The two stricken children are
Jean Chadwick. 8, dauughter of
Mr. and Mrs. I. G. Chadwick, of
Highland Park, and Jasper Law
rence, 5, son of Mrs. J. B. Gould,
of 2009 Fisher street, Morehead
The Chadwick girl apparently
had polio symptoms for 10 days,
and when the family physician,
JJr. Luther Fulcher, of Highland
Tark, made an examination, he
sent her to the Wilmington hos
pital Friday for further diagnosis.
The hospital notified the girl's
family Saturday by wire that Dr.
Fulcher's suspicions werp con
firmed. Both of Jean's legs are
Dr. Fulcher was also the physic
ian who sent the Lawrence boy to
the Wilmington hospital. Polio
symptoms were first noticed
Thursday and the boy went to
Wilmington Friday. He is strick
en in his left arm. Confirmation
of Dr. Fulcher's diagnosis also
came by wire Saturday.
Dr. N. Thomas Ennett, county
health officer, stated yesterday
that both homes have been placed
under 14-day quarantines, stipu
lated by state regulations.
The health officer, in a state
ment to the News-Times yester
day, reported that the local office
had telephoned the state board of
health for advice, and in addition
called a meeting of local doctors
to discuss the situation Saturday.
- Attending the meeting were
Doctors K. P. B Bonner, chair
maa a thf' totel board ci bealUf;
J. W. Morris, president of the Car
teret County Medical society; S
W. Thompson, M. B. Morey, Theo
dore Salter, members of the Pub
lic Health Relations committee of
the local medical society; and S.
W. Hatcher,, pediatrician.
The doctors decided that the
only action that can be taken at
present is to have every child that
becomes ill seen promptly by a
physician and to give hospitaliza
tion and complete medical care for
all cases. This course of action
was decided upon because there
is no known effective ' preventive
program for infantile paralysis.
It was thought early Saturday
that the movements of children
under 16 would be restricted, but
in their conference the doctors de
cided no restrictions would be
placed upon the people at present
except, for the enforcement of the
state quarantine regulation in
homes where there are polio cases.
In, regard to prevention of polio,
the statement from the health of
fice said: ''Since most authorities
believe that flies may carry the
disease from human discharge,
very much as flies carry typhoid
fever, it was the opinion of the
doctors In the meeting that insani
tary privies should be considered
e, source of danger. It was sug
gested that those who use privies
should use some sort of germicide
such as chlorinated lime or weak
solution of creosol 'or lysol; and
of course screening is desirable,
especially where there is a case
of polio or any undiagnosed ill
ness in the family."
Dr. Ennett added that the pub
lic should not swim in water that
is cold nor swim so long that
fatigue sets in.
In any case, the doctors urged
early treatment and that physic
ians be called promptly. Free am
bulance service and hospitalization
are available through the local po
lio association for all patients, , ir
respective of financial condition.
The doctors said the public will
be kept fully informed and cau
tioned the populace against un
founded rumors. The statement,
in conclusion, declared that the
situation "is not one for cause of
alarm but one that simply calls
for 'watchful waiting'."
Method of Calling Party
On Same Lint Changes
Beginning today, parties on the
same telephone line can be con
tacted only by dialing the number
l urn. Previously, the number
was T..- v"'1 -.'
After dialing 1, the person call
ing should dial the last numeral
of his number, and then the last
one in the number of the person
being called. He hangs up and
when the phone rings, speaks to
the party at the other end of the
line. , , , ,
Just a Lot oi Donkey Business, Bui
Horace Werne Claims it Fays Off
County Board to Meet
At 10 This Morning
Because yesterday was observ
ed as the Fourth of July holiday
at the court house, the county
bonrd and the board of education
did not meet.
The commissioners will meet
at 10 o'clock this morning in the
auditor's office and the board of
education will meet at 1 o'clock
this afternoon in the superinten
dent of school's office.
Neither did Beaufort town
commissioners -meet last night.
They will meet at 7:30 next Mon
day night, July 12, at the town
Mrs. O. II. Johnson, chairman
of Morehead City Women's club
committee on international rela
tions, today renewed her request
for contributions to the United
Nations Appeal for Children.
This campaign, national and in
ternational in scope, is being con
ducted ia North Carolina by the
State Federation of ' Women's
clubs. North Carolina's share of
the $60 million emergency fund is
$400,000 and Carteret county's
share is $2,000.
There will be no personal solici
tation, Mrs. Johnson explained.
Persons wishing to make contribu
tions should mail them to her,
2711 Evans street, Morehead City.
Checks should be made out to
"AOA-United Nations Appeal for
Home demonstration clubs of
the state arc making a special ef
fort to aid in obtaining funds for
care of 230 million children in
Europe, and eighty local cam
paigns are already underway in
At Raleigh members of all civic
organizations are pledged to con
tribute one dollar and raise three.
The State Department of Public
Welfare has given permission for
the Crusade to solicit by mail so
that anyone receiving a letter ask
ing him to support the AOA-United
Nations Appeal for Children
may be sure that it is a bona fide
In Henderson an industrial plant
has agreed to cooperate in a plan
whereby each employee will be
asked to contribute one day's
wages to this world-wide chil
dren's relief program and the com
pany will collect the contributions
by withholding, a day s pay from
the check of each employee wish
ing to share his earnings with a
hungry child. . It is expected that
this "management-worker coop
erative plan will be taken up in
other industrial cities in the State.
.Meanwhile contributions con
tinue to come in direct to State
headquarters at the Carolina ho
tel, Raleigh, and Mrs, Charles G.
Doak, State director of the cam
paign, has announced that these
contributions in each case will be
attributed to the quota of the
county from which it was receiv
ed. Temperatures Slay Below
89 Nark Over Weekend
Temperatures over the holiday
weekend stayed below the 90
mark, according to E. Stamey Da
vis, official weather observer. Rain
fell only on Thursday between 1:30
and 5:30 p.m. It measured .20 of
in inch. Maximum and minimums
are as follows:
, i'. : Max. Mln.
Thursday 85 70
Friday 87 , 86
Saturday ' 86 73
Sunday (July 4) 87 73
Six-Pago Paper Today
Because of the holiday yester
day. The News-Times today is
limited tojdx pages. The next
Installment of 'Memories ef
Beaufort" by Thomas H. Car.
. row, will appear Friday,
By John Havas
they say that man is brotln'r to
a mule. Although Horace Werne
would probably vehemently dis
claim any relation to his 12-eared
charges, he has had an intimate
business association with his team
for donkeys for over seven years.
Horace Werne is the man who
owns the donkeys that were used
in last Thursday evening's donkey
baseball circus, sponsored by the
Morehead City Lions club and held
at Wade Brothers Park in More
Mr. Werne comes from Mem
phis, Tenn., and travels between
Washington, D. C, and Miami, Fla.,
with his mules who do nothing
but play the jackass in donkey
baseball circuses up and down the
The donkeys travel in a truck
especially prepared for their use
and live at the various ball parks
at which they stop. The truck is
used for travelling purposes only.
Mr. Werne also owns the port
able lighting system that was used
at the local ball game and this,
too, is stored on the truck.
In his travels Mr. Werne said he
has met some very interesting and
sometimes very famous people. In
Washington Arthur Godfrey, the
nationally-famous radio and stage
star, played five games for the
benefit of the crippled children of
The game played in Morehead
City Thursday night was also a
charity affair, for all profits will
go toward sight conservation and
aid to the blind, a Lions club pro
tect Mr. Werne's mulef tiave bee
working as a team for seven years
The animals range in temperament
from just plain indifference to
downright cussed ness. A black one
named "Dick Tracy" was the terror
of the baseball circus Thursday
After seven years of donkey
baseball games, one would think
it would become monotonous. Does
Mr. Werne think so? Apparently
not, for his only comment at the
close of the interview was, "Send
me a few copies of the story,
keep a scrapbook."
Power at Beach
A line' fuse went out Saturday
night causing'a two hour stoppage
of power to Atlantic Beach from
7:30 to 9:30 p.m., according to a
report from Tide Water Power
Upon re-checking Sunday morn
ing, a broken insulator was found
on the lines near Fort Macon and
that may have been cause of the
trouble, according to George Sto
vall, manager of the local plant.
' Lack of power at the beach caus
ed all concessions to close, as well
as Roda theatre. The Idle Hour
Amusement center was kept In
operation by means of an auxiliary
plant, A. B. Cooper, owner and
Current was off in both Beaufort
and Morehead City from about 4
o'clock Sunday morning until 8
while the new section of line from
4th and Arendell to the, asphalt
plant was cut in.
This work waa originally sche
duled for Sunday a week ago, but
failure of the undergrounded cable
in Gallant's channel made it im
possible to make the changeover.
The shorter poles from 4th street
to Madix, now pushed aside, will
probably be removed this week,
Mr. Stovall aald.
The Tide Water plant, Morehead
City, ia now operating on a 24 hour
schedule. Up until a week ago the
plant had been operating, only 14
hours a day,.
Tuesday, July -v. .
7:32 AM 1:42 AM
8:03 PM 1:45 PM
Wednesday, July 1
8:24 AM 2:32 AM
8:47 PM ' 2:28 PM
Thursday, July .
0:14 AM . '' , t:29 AM
0:30 PM -' 3:22 PM
Friday, July I
10:10 AM 4:08 AM
)0:30 PM . .1. 1 :X7 PM
Vice-President Tells of Pro
posed Line from Cherry
In response to Beaufort's vigor '
rous protest 'against spasmodic .
power service, A. E. Jones, vice
president of Tide Water Power
company, has written to-the mayor
and town board explaining the
power company's organized to con- '
fer with Tide Water, appears be- V
low. The committee will meet sone
time this week, according to pre
sent plans, to consider the program -as
outlined by Mr. Jones.
June 3U, 1U4B
Mayor and City Commissioners -Beaufort,
Yesterday afternoon I discuss
ed with Mr. Wheatly the power - v
supply situation for the City of
Beaufort. To confirm our conver
sation in writing, we wish to sub
mit the following information: '
As far back as July of 1946, we
were studying future loads in the
Morehead-Beaufort system and it
became apparent to us that we
would within a period of four or
five years .require additional ca
pacity in that area. After the nec
essary engineering studies, it was ,
determined to run a second 33,000
volt line from Cherry Point fey way-'-'
of iie Sleel Bridge Road or the r
Beaufort-New Berm Road, an en
tirely different road than that now .
being used. , ; ' V .
A study of the situation reveals.
that the least expensive way foe '
ns to do this work would be to run
another circuit on the existing
pole line, but it was our feeling
that in order to obtain the maxi ,
mum In reliability without regard
to cost, an entirely separate route
would be chosen. This tine wilt
terminate at the present Beaufort
power plant and separate 33 KV
lines from Cherry Point will be '
joined together through the in-,
stallation of a 33,000 volt tie line
running across the causeway be
tween the Morehead and Beaufort 4
plant. This would mean that in
the event either of the lines were
out, complete service would be a
vailable in both Morehead and
Beaufort areas including the Down
East and Newport lines.
By November of 1946, we ''oir-'
dered all the slow moving equip
ment, most especially the trans
formers for Cherry Point step ;
down station from 110,000 to 33c
000 volts and for the Beaufort
Substation where the voltage Will
be reduced to distribution Volt
system, together with the coritin- '
system, together wit hthe contin
ued maintenance of the Diesel
plants for emergency, would pro
vide the maximum in reliability.
The equipment ordered in No
vember of 1946 is scheduled for
delivery in December of this year 1
and January of next year. IC U
our hope and we see no reastin .
except for strikes or for unfore
seen shortages of material why ,
this .system cannot be complete by
March of 1949. It may be inteiy '
esting for you to know that the
cost of this work to Tide Water -will
be about $297,000. :;.
We, as you know, have been
somewhat embarrassed by the ser
vice we have been supplying, but
we trust that you will understand
that we havejdone everything in
our power to secure the equipment
necessary to improve service, '
Nothing toward this end could -have
been done from 1941 until
sometime following the end of the
war. ; Release of equipment fo
sale without priority was not
made until several months follow- '
See POWER Psge 6 .
Girl ITarrowly Escapes , f
Drowthj si usch Zz?ij
An unidentified' 17-yearold g' I
from Greenville narrowly escar 1
drowning at 3 o'clock Sunday i -ternoon
when she was overturn
by a wave- at Atlantic Beach. !
was pulled in by Buddy (.j
head lifeguard and two' Co. .
Guardsmen. " ''-
There are conflicting reports .t
whether-a pullmotor or artiil- 1
respiration was used to revive t
girl but she is reported t r
recovered from the ac.:. . . i -
abort tiet ,