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FRIDAY, JULY 9. 1948
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CARTERT COUNTY NEffS-TLMES. CgATJTOxf AND ttOSflEAD 0Tt, J0f C,
Carteret County Ileus-Times
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The Beaufort New (est. fM2) f The Twin City Timet (est. 1936)
Where Does Money Go? Taxpayers Don'! Know
No doubt, and as usual, neither the county nor any of the
' three incorporated municipalities in Carteret will obey the Gen
eral Statutes of the State of North Carolina requiring publica
tion of budget estimates for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
1948 and ending June 30, 1949.
Of the three incorporated municipalities, Beaufort is the
only one which' has made the effort to keep its taxpayers inform
ed of what becomes of their money. And it is possible that
Beaufort may break years of silence on budgetary matters by
complying with the law this year.
But as for the County itself the attitude of those directing
outgo of the taxpayers' money is pretty much "The Public Be
Directors of Carteret's Destiny may throw the public a bone
or two in the form of a figure or so. But you can depend on it
that the figures will be so general that they could apply to civil
government on the moon.
The NEWS-TIMES, as usual, will dig into the county records
and try to come up with the missing figures. And in the dig
ging process The NEWS-TIMES will encounter the usual court
bouse reluctance to let vital facts sec the light of publication.
Consequences of Court JRep
Proceedings in recorder's court are a matter of public rec
ord and this record is available to anyone who requests it at The
office of the clerk of superior court in the court house at Beau
fort. It has been the policy of The Beaufort News and is now
the policy of The News-Times to print week by week the pro
ceedings in recorder's court, without favoritism and without cen
sorship by any member of The News-Times staff. If cases are
settled "out of court" or other procedures followed whereby it
is impossible to give our readers what, as citizens, it is their
right to know, we have do knowledge of it.
Frequently recorder's court defendants ask that their name
not appear in the paper. This is especially true in cases of
drunkenness or drunken driving. Last week one defendant ask
ed that his name be left out. It appeared in the court story and
this week his wrath descended upon us.
In most instances we are roost sympathetic with the person
concerned. But a newspaper either prints the news or else it
becomes a newspaper in name only.
If it happens that some of our friends are called before the
judge and it happens in the best of families it is more than
embarrassing to have to deny them an earnest and even plead
We present our apologies, but we also present the news.
Ciway Widow Loses Hundreds of Dollars
N. A. A vera, head of the field of f ice &i the social security
administration, Wilmington, on Mr visit1 tOiJth county this week,
recounted a story of a widow of Otway who lost more than seven
.years' payment from the government because she neglected to
inquire about her rights as the wife of a deceased worker.
per husband died in 1940 and only within the past several
months has she begun to receive the payments to which she is
entitled. Her eligibility was accidentally discovered when she
spoke to a social security administration representative in re
gard to workmen's compensation.
She said that her husband was dead but that he had never
had a social security card although while he was living he had
received regular waes.
, The Wilmington office got busy, looked up her husband's
; iormer employer and learned that the employer thought he
' didn't have to deduct social security tax from the man's pay. He
: thep had to pay bis share f he tax ior the period in which the
' " .deceased was in his employ, the share of the employee, plus a
' - penalty.
Today the deceased worker's wife is receiving benefits for
herself and her child .under 18 years of age.
Fourteen of the 373 .claims filed during April, May, and
June were made late and represented a loss in payments of $2,900.
Two nf these Jate claimants were Carteret couotians. '
Those who (ail to apply for what is due them are usually
most in need of financial help. .The payments are not charity,
Mr. A vera emphasized. Social security is a iorra of insurance,
end .the worker or worker's survivors are entitled to the "pay
As soon as a worker reaches the age of 5, he should go to
the Beaufort postoffice the first or third Wednesday of the
month and discuss his fights U benefits with the representative
"of the social security office there.
" ALSO, as soon as the worker's wjlff r widow becomes 65,
she should inquire into her rights to eeelve benefits.
- ft worker dies, no matter what his ge, his widow should
see 'jhe repres,MiUUve in Beaufort to iearn what benefits she
' , ajod Jber .children axe due. ,
; DiUy-daUying r neglect in Jlling claims .can mesa 4he Joss
fit hundreds of dollars. It costs nothing to ask questions and
the social security representative will he glad to talk with those
v, who teljave they axe entitled to payments.
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By Eula Nixon Greenwood
LET HIM HAVE IT! There wns
nearly as much activity in Scott
Hp.iHnnnrters in the fnrolina Ho-
tel here last week as during the j
As it turned out, everybody was
for Kerr Scott for Governor, "and I
I just thought I would come by to!
Mm ,ii n tun f i
w ion nun ncii, vji iiiv. uikim i
the second Primary, two men came
Into the ballroom where the re
turns were flooding to the Ala
mance gentlemen and said they
had been for Kerr Scott all along.
However, they had forgotten to re
move their "Johnson for Governor"
ScoW's associate manager Capus ,
Waynick, should be the next chair
man of the State Democratic Exe
cutive Committee if he wants it.
And he began wanting it early
last week when he learned sudden
ly that he wasn't being considered
for the position.
LIKES HORTON. BUT Governor-nominate
Kerr Scott likes
the present chairman, Wilkins P.
Horton of Pittsboro, but Capus
Waynick, naturally, ranks first in
Scott's preferences. Another thing,
Waynick said when he joined the
Scott organization that he wanted
no State job, and would not accept
one. So you see, he is an unusiial
person right there. He still says
he will not take a State job even
though he left a $12,000 per-annum
position with the Reynolds Founda
tion to go with W, Kerr Scott.
Since the chairmanship is all he
wants and wants that only to pro
tect the man he helped nominate
for Governor he should certainly
And, furthermore, will get it.
MANAGERS - Governor R.
n i hi t . CtlHI Ilia W nutneio vvuiu uv-vm v.
JS'ESTJ L ' contributions totaling a quarter of
Umstead , who .became U. S. Sena- mto d There is no law
tor; J. M. Broughton's manager, prevent.lt! Scott would only
E B. Denny is now an associate to hint that the contrrbut)rs
justice vr tfle State Supreme ,d be ivep his influence ln
Court; .Clyde K. Hoey's manager, th ir b half during the our
Hubert Olive, was made a Superior vears -
Court judge; but the manager for , '
J. C. B. Ehringhaus, L. P, Mc- Contributions to the Scott cam-
Lendon of Greensboro, who sup-j paign have all been studied very
ported Kerr Scott this time, asked closely bofore being accepted. No
for no position, was offered a place strings! The deficit was cleared
on the State Supreme Court and last Saturday with clean money.
refused it. He was the last of this
type until Waynick came along. NOTES Although Secretary
of State Thad Eure wrote no let-
NATIONAL COMMITTMAN tors in behalf of Scott, the renort
It is known here that Joe Blythe is that his personal telephone bills
of Charlotte, national committee- for the months of May and June
man, supported W. B. Umstead for , were enormous. . . . Olso In there
the V- S. Senate. It is thought, pitching was L. Y. Ballentine. De-
also, that he was for Charles M. i mocratic nominee for Agriculture
Johnson for Governor. However, Commissioner Also Old-Timer
despite these two losses in one sea-(Herbert Gulley . . .Baxter Dur-
son, he is likely to remain as North ham . . . in a big way ... Itimus
Carolina's national committeeman. I Valejitine, another old war horse.
You would think that Winner J. . . Scott says he has no hard
M. Broughton and Winner Kerr feelings toward anybody . . and
Scott would have the say-so here, won't have . . . certainly not until
but the delegates to the National after the November election.
Democratic Convention thn maJ ; 'n i r ' v .
jority of them at least will pro
uablyaide with Blythe. Kerr Scott
hasn't shown any preference in
this natter. He isn't too much in
terested in all the political jockey
ing for position except as it might
affect his legislative program. :
AN v- Miss Beatrice Cobb of Mor-
ganton is almost sure to be moved Flint, wed Beatrice Kos&ie in Flint,
out of the national committee om-1 Both players will return for regu
an's position. Regarded as an Um- Iarrid duty ln the fall. . s
.stead - Johnson supporter by
Broughton mid Scott, her chimces
to remain in her present post are
indeed slim. She became national
eommitteiw 'man jn 1936 during
tne Hocy-McDonald-Graham free-
NEEDS ATTENTION Sitting at
his home in Alamance County t,n
(1(1U aunuav tmciumi iuiiuwihis no
. nomination tor iivernor,' nerr
-Sco&.oesjmbed as ' pure agony
the first two weeks of his, cam
paign. He had no mony. He could
not get a manager. Many people
were laughing at his chances f
becoming - Governor.
It was different last week. He
was a, B,ack Rear lm out from
West Jefferson, resting and eating
His lead over Johnson had been
cut to 32,466 Haywood County,
for instance, had made a mistake
in counting, and .officially gave
Johnson 1,088 more votes then In
the unofficial returns but this 32,
466 was still more than twice the
15,000 which Scott thought he
would beat Johnson.
Into his headquarters hcre In
Raleigh, the contributors came
bearing peace offerings. There
was a small deficit in funds. Que
distiller offered to take care of
the entire deficit. He was thank
ed, very graciously, and jus: as
graciously told he could keep bis
money, and goodbye. Money was
offered from all directions. Most
of it was refused
However. and this is the point
Capus Waynick and his assis
tants in the Scott Headquarters
could have raised $100,000 last
week, probably even more than,
that, if they had wished. Between
Scott's nomination and his inau
guration next January if he gets
1 il. DnnnMinnnn 4 Vi ic fall ha
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Wed on Same Day
EAST, LANSING, Mich. (AP)
Two of Michigan State's Star
football player? recently were mar
rierj mi the same day. George
Guerre, fleet tailback from Flint,
Mich., married Pat-Whttmore of
Mnsinfi in the latter city, and Pete
Fusi, jroteran tackle, also from
Archie Wahab, M.O.M.M. 3c U.'
S. C. G., came Monday 28th from
Norfolk, Va., to the Coast Guard
.station where he is stationed.
Mrs. Nancy Ring and two chil
dren of High Point arrived Satur
day, June 26th, to visit Mrs. Ring's
oarents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Garrish.
Mr. Ring joined them a few days
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Scailtorough
and son, Jackie, of Lawrence,
Mass., are visiting Mr. Scarbor
ough's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. D.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack C. Willis of
Washington, D. C, arrived Sunday
to visit their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. G. Willis and Mrs. Char
Mr. Edward Simpson is visiting
his n other, Mrs. Murry Tolson.
tls Carrie Moore Williams of
Richmond, Va., is visiting her
father, Mr. H. J. Williams.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nelson
and two daughters of Beaufort
are visiting Mrs. Nelson's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Howard.
Mr. Thomas Thorpe and nephew,
Larry Sirilpson, were in Mocehead
City on business last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Gas
kins and two children of Key
West, Fla., are visiting Mr. Gas'
kins' father, Mr. Thad Gaskins.
Lawrence Ballance spent the
Fourth of July holidays with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Bal
lance. Mr. Ballance is attending
a watchmakers school in Durham.
Mr. and Mrs. Irving Garrish and
two daughters of Raleigh spent
the weekend with Mrs. Garrisfa's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Bal
lance. Enoch Gaskill spent a few days
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Ben Gaskill. Mr. Gaskill is at
tending barber school in Winston
Miss Melba William sis visiting
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. . Zina
Williams. Miss Williams is em
ployed in Norfolk, Va.
Mrs. Janice Taylor and son, Bil
ly of Beaufort and Troy Williams,
student at the Unlcvrsity of
North Carolina, arrived Saturday
to visit their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Zina Williams. .
Mrs. Marvin Howard and daugh
ter, Martha Peart ,of Galveston,
Texas, are visiting Mr. Howard's
mother, Mrs. Homer Howard.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Ruth and
Mrs, Ruth's brother, T, C. Scar
borough, of Ashboro, are visiting
their parents, Mr. s.nd Mrs. War
Charles C. Angle of Philadel
phia, Pa., is visiting his aunt and
uncle, Miss Georgianna Howard
and Thomas Howard.
Buddy Howard of Philadelphia,
Pa.,' is visiting his grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Howard.
Mrs. Roy Council of Washing
ton, D. C Mrs. Clifton Drake apd
son, Sambo, and Miss - Barbara
Fuller of Rocky Mount are visiting
Mrs. Council's and Mrs. Drake's
parents. Mr, and Mr. Gary Bragg.
Mrs. Mary, F. Austin and -daughter,
Louise, csme back last week
from Morehead City where Miss
Austin has heen la the Morehead
City hospital. ,
Mr. Norman Styron- returned
home last week from Morehead
City to visit his .wife and children.
Mrs. Carrie Styron returned
home from Morehead City for a
few flwu Jast Keek, r-
William Arthur O'JfeaJ and
friend from Wilmington,
the guests of Mr. ana" Mrs- David
Mt. and Vrs. James Moore Wil
liams and ton, Alton, of New York
arrived last week to visM Mr.
Williams' mother, Mrs. Jacob Wil
liams. Miss Vera Williams met
them in Morehead City and -
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isa Vjrginia Howard mr-
In The Good Old Days
THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Plans for the great Eastern Ca
rolina Fair, to be held in New Bern
the end of October, were being
The Beaufort baseball team dr
feated the Oriental team, 4-2.
Miss Ella Davis accepted a posi
tion with the Bank of Beaufort.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Claud R. Wheatiy, Jr. celebrated
his fifth birthdayi with a Party at
his home on Front St.
The Board of County Commis
sioners passed, a resolution author
izing the sale of $50,000 worth of
road and bridge bonds.
A town ordinance was passed
making the speed limit 20 miles
per hour in the business section".
Ann and Live Oak streets, Ann and
Turner and Front and Turner were
designated stop streets.
folk is visiting her brother, Taft
Mrs. Claude Brown" and two
children of Marshallberg is visit
ing her oarents, Mr. and Mrs.
Dave S. Williams.
Misses Erma Gaskins, Libby
Austin, Shirley Job and Bobby
Gray and Mr. Bill Austin and Mr.
A. B. Stowe of Hatteras, and Mr.
Cary Miller and Mr. Earl Miller
of Buxton, spent the weekend
with friends and relatives here.
Miss Ollie Garrish returned
home Sunday after visiting with
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Helms in
Goldsboro for two months.
Gerald F. Gaskins, M.O.M.M. 3c
arrived here Saturday night after
being in the Marine hospital, Nor
folk, Va., for a week.
Dr. C. J. Tilly, Miss Lela How
rd. Miss Lizzie Scarborough, Mrs.
Selma Spencer, and Mr. Carlton
Kelly attended the funeral of Mr.
Will Dailey in Portsmouth, N. C,
Actress Miss Eve O'Brien
Moore of New York City is vaca
tioning at the Wahab Village ho
tel for a few weeks.
Five men arrived here last Fri
day from Raleigh to tear down the
Ocracoke Naval Base, which was
given to State College two years
ago. The materials were loaded
on the freight boat July 6th to be
aken to Raleish. These men were:
Mr. W. G. Mayton, Mr. Grapon
Hayes, Mr. C. V. Williams, Mr.
Charlie Morris and Mr. Robert
Cafe Iniaresl Purchased;
Mew Beauiy Shop Opens
Mrs. Ottls Jefferson recently ac-quired-fuH
ewnerahtp of the' Caro
lina Grill, Turner street. The cafe
will be managed by her son-in-law.
Holden Ballou. Harry Willis, of
Lennoxville, formerly had interest
In . the cafe. Up until several
months ago Mrs. Jefferson owned
and operated the Dora Dean Beau
A new beaufy shop, The Beauty
Bar, opened recently in Beaufort.
It is located in the west side of
the building owned by D. F. Mer
rill where Springle's Fruit stand
The shop is owned and operated
by Callie Farrier, Mabel Cannedy,
and Zeta Noe.
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Beiirtsrejit ri5i J!?y
frontdsto yepr education
Usui wiJJa ypo servo . . '
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TEN YEARS AGO V
Carteret County Commissioners,
at their July meeting drew up a
tentative budget for the year 1938
30. The tax rate would remain at
The newspaper printed the de
linquent list of tax payers. Over
3,000 property owners were listed.
The Carteret Hardware company
was five years old this month.
FIVE YEARS AGO
The leading editorial commend
ed the Baptist and Episcopal pa
rishoners who were still conduct
ing services although the churches
had been without pastors for many
Rev. W. Stanley Potter had gone
to Hatteras to preach at the
church there for a week. William
Blades Parkin was minister of the
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were built on Ocracoke Island. ,
At 84, "Big Ike" likes to sit
under the live oaks in his yard
and talk about the old days.
He grew up with Captain Tom.
It was "Big Ike" who helped
piece tojether the fragmentary
story of Captain Tom's sailing
"The Paragon and the Annie
Wahab," said "Big Ike," "were
two of four schooners built here on
Ocracoke. That was back in the
'80's. At that time there were
plenty of big live oaks and red
cedar on the island.
"Old Captain Tillman Farrow
built them all. He had his slaves
to cut the oaks and hew the tim
bers. And when they were built,
Captain Tom took over as skipper
of the Annie Wahab. Later he
served on the Paragon."
The Annie Wahab could carry
about 2,300 bushels of grain or
rice, he said.
When Captain Tom retired from
coastwise sailing he built a small
boat of his own and sailed Pamlico
Souiid, just fishing and taking it
And when he got too old to sail
even the Sound, he sold his boat
and became a lonely man. He
traded his bunk for a bed, end
He did his own cooking
His two sons, Thadois and Jo
seph, tried to get him to iiv ; with
them, but Captain T'om would
have none of it.
Even up to his death he was
amazingly active for his n;;e. He
divided his time between silting on
the steps of his home and on' the
webden bench down fit the Gar-'
There at the store he could sit
and watch the modern boats come
and go, but engines were not for
Captain Tom. He was a sailhoat
man to the very last.
So, perhaps tonight he has found
the Annie Wahab up there in the
Islands of the Blessed and is sit
ting around signing on a crew to
take her out on that stormless sea
where he can let her canvass hil
low full and white.
INSUBANCE & REAt ESTATE
LOCATED IN THE TAYLOR NULDIKQ
WE T MARGARET'S BEAUTY SHOP
Dr. Reginald Hawkins, of Char
lotte, is here visiting his father,
Mr. CharlJe Hawkjns.
Mrs. Bettv Fulford returned Sun
day frpm Brooklyn, N. Y.: after
being called there by the illness
of MrsEdie Bell, who is slightly
Improved now. -Miss
Margaret Hawkins, of Nor
folk-, Va., is here visiting her fa'
ther. Mr. Charlie Hawkins.
Mrs. Bee Barrett, of Brooklyn,
N. Y., is here visiting the Odum
and Joyner families. I
Joe Mae Becton, of Jacksonvile,'
spent last weekend here. I
Mrs. Lottie Mae Gaskill, her son,
Mike, and her granddaughter, Vi
vian Gaskill, returned Sunday from
Miss Edie Parker has returned
for the summer months and is stay
ing with her sister, Mrs. Mamie
Bil) P. JRichardson
Ftit.rral servicer for 3ill P. Ri
chardson, who d'el June !rt while
at work in Beaufort, were conduct
ed Thursday, June 24, in the A. M.
E. Zion church, Morehead City, the
Rev. Mclvory, pastor, or.'ie.at(ng.
Interment waj in Bay View ceme
tery. Surviving .ire his wife. Mrs. Lu
ciile Richardson, two brothers,
seven sisters, of Fernandina, F'a,
and Covington, Ky , and many rela
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days. Besides this, the defendant
paid $U) plus court costs.
Also found guilty of public
drunkenness was Luis R. Ruiz, who
was ordered to pay court expenses.
Motor vehicle violations were
few. Royte K. Williams paid costs
for speeding, as did William Stew
art for driving without a license"
Costs and $10 were paid by David
Oetlinger, speeding; Charles James
Linck, reckless and careless driv
ing; and John Bertholf, speeding
and passing within 50 feet of a
Three bonds were forfeited for
failure to appear. The three who
forfeited were Jarl Ellis Bowers,
speeding; Lyman B. Roberts, speed
ing; and James L. Hill, driving
without a chauffeur's license in his
possession. Cases will be continued
Cases will also be continued
against James L. Frazier, Jr., im
proper lights and brakes; Charles
Daniels, Jr., charged with driving
drunk and without a license; Jack
Lee Luckett, speeding; Don A. Par
ker. improper lights; William J.
Cahill, driving without a license
and without any lights; Earl F.
Allen, speeding; and Robert S.
Hines, charged with driving drunk.
Court adjourned at 11 a.m.
Johnny's in e Rut
CINCINNATI (AP) -Johnny
Wyrostek, outfield stalwart of the
Cincinnati Reds, posted an identi
cal batting mark of .322 in his
first two seasons of professional
baseball et Kins ton in the Coastal
Plain League in 1937 and 1938.
In 1940, gix U. S. counties had
more than 10,000 people for every
physician in active practice.