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A Merger oi THE BEAUFORT NEWS (Established 1912) and T HE TWIN CITY TCIES (Established 1936)
38th YEAR NO. 29.
MOREUEAD CITY, AND BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1948
PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAY
fll With Polio
North Carolina Congressmen in Germany
To Meet Thursday
Salter Path Fishery, Oyster
Reputations to Be Considered
Draft Board lo Announce Procedure
On Registeration Latter Part ol Week
Rosa Lee Briiion, 27, Sent
To Duke Hospital Sun
The first adult case of polio in
Carteret counly was reported over
the weekend when the illness of
Rosa Lee Britton. 27. Negro, was
diagnosed as infantile paralysis.
The victim, the seventh polio
case reported in the countv this
year, is r resident of the North
River road, seven miles out of
Reaufort and one and a half miles
from the previous case of polio
reported, Dorothy Murray, 4, also
The onset of the Britton case
was Tuesday, Aug. 17, and diagno
sis came on Saturday, Auk 21, four
St. Agnes hospital in Jlilcii'h, a
Negro hospital, was unahle to ad
mit l hp nilient and she w?s taken
to Duke hospital Sunday morning.
The home has since been quaran
tined according to state regula
tions. The Murray child is at St. Agnes
hospital. Raleigh, and the other
five children arc at James Walker
hospital. Wilmington. They arc
.lean Chadwick, Beaufort, Jasper
Lawrence and Lee Jenkins, More
head City, Richard Salter and Da
vid Taylor, Sea Level.
Mrs. Pauline Dickinson, Mrs. G.
W.Duncan and Mrs. Martha Loftin.
members of the Carteret county
chapter for infantile paralysis are
attending a district meeting on po
lio at Wilmington today.
They will check on the condi
tions of Carteret county patients
there. Mrs. Dickinson had original
ly planned to po Fridav but can
celled those nlans when she was
notified of the meeting being held
Mrs. Dickinson reported that
.i"n vc collected for the county
polio fund at the dog race track
Saturday night. Fifteen women
passed coin-cOJ lection boxes among
the patrons between the 7th and
Tickets Go on Sale
For Fashion Stow
Tickets for the Beaufort Junior
Woman's club fashion show which
will be presented Monday night,
Aug. 30, in the Beaufort high
school auditorium are on sale now
at Merrill's Dress shon. Tickets
may also be obtained from mem
bers of the Junior Woman's club,
Mrs. Helen Hatsell, president, an
Forty models will show the new.
fall fashions, outfitted with cloth
's from Merrill's Dress shop, Beau
fort, Narrator for the dress revue,
which will begin at 8 o'clock, will
be Grover Munden. Mrs. Virginia
Hassell will be in charge of musi
Proceeds of the show will be
used, for civic improvement pro
jects. The woman's club will co
operate with other civic organiza
tions and choose one or several
projects which they, as a club,
will carry out, Mrs. Hatsell said
Curb Ilarkel Continues to Flourish;
irise is How
Still Demolished, Whisky
Law Violators Arrested
Five hundred gallons of mash
were confiscated and a still demo
lished in Harlowe, Craven county,
by the'Carteret county and Craven
county sheriffs' departments, it
was reported today.
On the raid were Sheriff Berry,
New Bern and his deputies, and
Deputy Sheriff Murray Thomas and
M. M. Ayscue. ABC officer, Car
teret county officials.
Deputy Sheriff Thomas and State
Patrolman M. V. Hooper, also ar
rested a group of transporters of
non tax-paid whisky Sunday night
at Harlowe. -
Chamber ol Commerce
Board to Meet at 8 Tonight
Members of the board of the
directors and the membership com
mittee of the Beaufort Chamber of
Commerce will meet at 8 tonight at
the home of the president, Dr. W.
L. Woodard; Front st.
They will make plans to com
plete the membership drive and to
set up an office.
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Ncrlh Carolina Democratic Congressmen Harold D. (ooley (right),
and Graham Barden (second from right), chat with Brig. Gen. Char
les K. Gailry, Jr., on their arrival at Tcmpclhof airport in Ger
many. Cooley, a member of the Congressional foreign aid com
mittee, and Barden, a member of the joint House-Senate committee
on labor management, plan to confer with Gen. Lucius I). Clay, U.
S. Military Governor in Germany. Each congresyman is accom
panied by his wife and daughter on the trip. AP I'hoto).
London 's Loss is Carteret
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In the top picture are Mr., and
Mrs. Reginald Styqon, Davis, and
in the picture below are Pvt. and
Mrs. Vergil Lewis, Marshallberg,
with their son, Glenn Philip.
Wiley H. Taylor Passes
Stale Bar Examination
Wiley H. Taylor, Jr., Beaufort,
son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Taylor,
is one of Wake Forest's 21 law
school students who recently pass
ed, the State bar examination.
Young Taylor's father is Beau
in 17th Year
In its 17th year of operation is
Carteret County's curb market at
13th and Evans street, Morehead
Ciy, where members of home de
monstration dubs come every Wed
nesday and Saturday morning to
sell produce from their farms.
Only during the past seven ye?rs
however, has there been the fine
building equipped with staHs such
as a regular market place should
be. Prior to that time the market
was conducted in two other build
ings in Morehead City in which
spare was rented.
The expense of erecti ig the pre
sent building was borne entirely by
the women who tend market. The
land belongs to the countv end
tax free as long as it is used to sell
produce or products made by de
monstration club women. '
Rules have been adopted for ope
ration of the curb market which
stipulate that unless a home de
monstration club member attends
at least six club , meetings during
the vear she, cannot sell at the
Five cents on every dollar taken
in goes into the curb market trea-1 salary of this position Is $1.29 jgp
sury. From this fund money was hour, according to Miss. Nellie
used last swing to build rest room j Cannon, Newport pestoff ice, from
and a small kitchenette in the curb , whom further Information and ap
See CURB MARKET Page 7 ' , plication blank can be obtained.
!Two English Girls Make
Homes at Marshallberg,
Two more Knglish girls, lovely
ones, too, have come to Carteret
county to make their homes with
Jill Piper, of London, became
the wife of Reginald Styron, of I)h
vts.Mn TSioheii vCU Julv 21,' and
Joyce Wilson, also of London, ar
rived here with her husband, Vir
gil Lewis, of Marshallberg, June 24.
They seem quite thrilled with
their new homes, but timidly add
that the food is rather hard to
become accustomed to. Mrs. Lewis
says she is living on candy! It's
rationed in England and the luxury
of being allowed to eat as much
as she wants here is almost over
men tne laci mat ncr appetite
i uas noi yei ncen accnmaicn 10.
American food, makes it so much
simpler just to eat candy, which
is usi uoout the same the world
Jill and Reginald met at a dance
while Reginald was stationed with
the 8th air force near London in
'44 and '45. Until Reginald met
Jill at the pier in New York, July
15, they had not seen each other
iui annual iwu unu a uuu ycaia.
Reginald left London in December,
1945, and from then on courting
was dole by mail.
The wedding took place at the
parsonage of Dr. John Bunn, pas
tor of the First Baptist church,
Morehead City, at 11:30 a.m. Wed
nesday, July 21.
The couple are making their
home with Reginald's parents in
Davis and Reginald commutes each
day to Cherry Point where he
Vergil Lewis, a private first class
in the Marine corps, married Joyce
Jan. 11, 1947. The ceremony was
performed in a Church of England
Mr and Mrs. Lewis and their
son, Glenn Philip, who was born
Nov. 28, 1947, came to this country
on the Washington which docked
in New York June 24.
The baby, expected on the wed
ding day of Princess Elizabeth and
Philip of Greece, was named Philip
after the prince 'coisort, even
though his birthday was seven days
after the royal wedding day.
Carteret county evidently agrees
with Glenn. Except for whiskers,
he looks like a miniature Santa
Claus with rosy cheeks, round lit
tle tummy, eyes of brightest blue,
and an endless store of chuckles.
Carteret's other two wives from
the United Kingdom are Mrs. Gil
bert Potter, of Beaufort, formerly
of England, and Mrs. Eugene Hod
ges. of Beaufort, formerly of Aus
tralia. Position Open at Post Office
The United States Civil Service
commission has announced an
men competitive examination for
(he position of substitute clerk at
the Newport post office. Entrance
In addition to the general regu
lations in regard to the coming
oyster season, location of a fishery
in the waters near Salter Path and
a petition for an increase in the
32 foot maximum length of oyster
boats will be considered at Thurs
day's meeting in the board room
of the commercial fisheries build
ing, Morehead City.
Oystermcn will come before the
board Thursday and ovsler de tiers
will be heard Friday. If the days
of the ovsler season remain the
same this voar as they were last,
the season will onen Oct. 1 and
close March 1.
All members of the comnincia'
fisheries committee, in addition to
('apt. John Nelson, commercial
j fisheries commissioner, will attend
Committee members are' Roy
I Hampton, Plymouth, chairman. Col
G. W. Gillette, Wilmington, A II.
Gui'in, Charlotte. Charles S. Allen
Durham, and Josh Home, Rocky
The News-Times Presents
Civilian News of USHCAS
Because hundreds of the, sev
eral civilian employees who
w?:k ft Cherry Point flfarine,
Cf rns Air station are residents
of Carteret county and the sur
rounding areas, TUB NEWS
TIMER takes -Great nleasttr In
4 presenting ajews,.jf them dJ
their fellow-workers in the va
rious departments on the base.
Thi is part of THE NEWS
' TIMES continuous policy of ever
increasing its service to readers
and coverage of the news.
Cherry Point news appears on
page 7 in this issue.
Dan L. Walker, Beaufort,
National Jaycee Director,
To Attend Tulsa Meeting
Dan L. Walker. Beaufort, a na
tional Jaycee director, will leave
Thursday for Tulsa. Okln.. where
he will attend the board meeting
and executive committee meeting
of the United States Junior Cham
ber of Commerce.
At this time projects and pro
grams for the vear will be outlined
and plans will be completed for
the Jrycee war memorial building
which is being constructed at Tul
sa. The building, erected in memory
of Jaycees who gave their lives
during world war U will house
national Jaycee offices. Tulsa Jay
cees contributed $100,000 toward
the memorial. .
Paul Bagwell, Michigan, presi
dent of the United States Jaycees,
says that construction of the build
ing will be the principal project
Mr. Walker will go to Tulsa by
Opening Day Leaf Prices
Exceed Last Year's, $1-11
Eastern North Carolina flue
cured tobacco prices opening day
August 19, were from $1 to $11
above, the prices naid during the
first day last season with the ma
jority of grades increasing from $3
For the belt as a whole the gen
eral quality was some better than
opening sales last year. More fine
and choice lugs and fair and good
leaf grades were marketed and
less lower equalities nondescript
However, the proportion of prim
ings 'was larger Principal gnor,
consisted of low to choice lugj,
good leaf, fair cutters, and low
Deliveries to the markets wrre
heavier than on the initial dey of
sales last vear with se"cral block
ed. Grow v.Vs opening day lus'
Au-jun amounted to 6.
534.961 pounds at an averae of
$45.32 per hundred. The general
average for coring day this year
is estimated to be from $52.00 to
Families Move to South River
Families of 52 workers for the
Carolina Pulp and Wood company
have moved to the South River sec
tion within the past several weeks.
More are expected in the near
Two Winners at the Track
The pup turns tables and picks a winner himself, lister's Choice,
one cf (lie feature attractions at the local dog track, is breathless at
the fact that his picture is being taken with Miss Ann Mills, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Mills, Morehead City. He's probably
breathless also because he had Just outdistanced all other dogs ex
cept one iu a race run right before this picture was taken.
Photo by Ay cock Brown
Address by President o! Universily
ilighlighisKUli Gradation Exercise
Highlight of the first graduation
exercises of Morehead City Tech
nical institute Friday night was
the address by Dr. Frank Graham,
president of the University of
North Carolina. The exercises were
held in the auditorium of More
head City high school.
Twenty-seven men, who com
nlcted a one-year cnurse at the
institute were awarded certifi
cates of proficiency by Dr. J. II.
l.ampe. (lean of the school of cn
Eineerini:. North Carolina stale
college. MCTI is a part of the ex
tension division of State college.
The graduating class was pre
sented to Dean Lampe by Paul
Mitchell, director of MCTI. Dr.
Graham was introduced by Col. J.
W. Ilarrelson, chancellor of North
Carolina State college.
Dr. Graham, in his address,
pointed out the importance of the
technologist in history. Close to
the center of all tranistion periods
in history is a liny machine, tho
At the close of the medieval ai:e
the compass was invented which
caused complete change in the
course of history, opening now
routes of trade over uncharted
waters, and the beginning of the
industrial revolution was the
steam engine, Dr. Graham told the
He emphasized that hack of
these two machines were ideas, of
which the technologist should also
He mastor In the current transi
tion period, the power of the atom
was unlocked by an idea.
The famous educator pointed out
then that it required scores of
years for the human race to be
come master of the changes char
acteristic of the first two transi
tion periods. Human beings would
become master of the current pc- j
-iorl o"ly when Christian brother-
knn IK A C rTA tl A I,, 1 1 1, o nt (1ft nu
the modern ace's machines and
the political ideas concerning cre
ation of one world.
Seated on the stage with the
vreakers and faculty members was
Howard Jones, Raleigh, former di
rector of the institute. MCTI fac
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Wednesday, August 25
11:40 a.m. 5:19 a m.
1:47 p m. 8:01 p.m.
Thursday, August 26
12 noon 5:57 a.m.
12:24 p.m. 6:51 p.m.
Friday, August 27
12:30 an. 6:40 a.m.
1:13 p.m. 8.50 p.m.
Bodies of Three Carteret
Soldiers Returned to U.S.
The remains of three Carteret
county soldiers killed overseas,
Pvt. James It. Lawrence, Beau
fori itFI), Pvl. Troy W. Swin
dell, Morehead City, and Pfc.
Huv I). Taylor, Route 1, New
nor!, have been returned to this
country from Europe aboard the
I'nited States Army Transport
A total of 169 remains were
returned upon instructions of
next ol kin in North Carolina.
Armed forces dead originally in
terred in temporary military ce
meteries in France are among
the 5,864 which arrived at the
New York port of embarkation
on the Lawrence Victory.
Private Lawrence is the son of
Moira P. Lawrence, Private
Swindell the son of William R.
Swindell, and Pfc. Taylor the
son of Durant A. Taylor.
Farm Bureau Members
To Attend District Meet
Members of the Carteret County
Farm bureau will attend a district
meeting of the North Carolina
Farm Bureau at. 3 p. m. tomor
row at the courthouse in New
Kern. Raymond Ball, president cf
the county bureau, has sent letters
asking local members to be pres
Others counties that will be re
presented at the district meeting
include Craven, Beaufort, Hyde.
Pamlico, Onslow, Jones, and Lc.
Mrs. Irby Walker, state treasur
er, has also sent letters urging a
large representation of women at
The purpose of ihc meeting is to
form future policies and programs
and to make plans for the fall
, There will also be district meet
ings in Raeford, Aug. 23, Elizabeth
town, Aug, 24, Wilson. Aug. 26,
and Scotland Neck, Aug 27.
1.82 Inches Bain Tell
In Sunday Morning Storm
One and eighty-two hundredths
inches of rain fell Sunday morning,
E. Stamey Davis, official weather
observer, reported yesterday.
The rain began at 4:30 in the
morning and continued until nooi.
Maximum temperature on Sunday
was 83 degrees. Minimum was 70.
Highest temperature over the
weekend was 89, recorded Satur
day. Lowest that day was 60. Fri
day's maximum ws 86 and mini
Officials Request Volunteer
Of Men 19-25 Years of
Plans for registration of men in
Carteret county are not yet com
plete, it was reported todav, but
definite announcement as to whore
men will register is expected to he
' made bv the end of this week.
I In addition to the county board
volunteer registrars will be re
ouircd. Anvone a''ail."lle 'in! v;"
' ing to aid in this work is urgently
I requested to contact Halsev Paul
Paul Motor company, Hcauforl, a:
soon as possil le.
These non-paid volunteers will
serve as registrars from Am:. Hf
through Sent. 18 inder direction of
the countv hoard chairman. Hours,
aecordiiv; to Selective Service
rules, will he from It a.m. to f n m
On the Selective Service cud the
registrant will write his name, re
sidence, mailing address and ad
dross of a nerson who will alway:
know his address, date of birth
place of birth oeeupation. employ
er, nature of business, place of em
ployment. local hoard where he re
gistered in the 1!)4() draft, whether
he was cer rejected for seivici
in the armed forces and martial
Also, active duty since Sent. Hi.
l!)4l), branch in which he served
present membership in an armed
reserve component and height,
weight, complexion, etc.
Classification regulations issued
Friday by President Truman slate
that husbands would be placed in
class IH-A (deferred because of
All men 18 through 25 must
register, the Selective Service ma
uial savs, except those on active
duty with the armed forces and
foreign diplomats, members ol
their staffs and families.
Care on the part of registrar.'
is especially requested by the gov
emment: "Registrars shall take
plenty of time be patient and
not rush proceedings Regis! ratior
is the foundation upon which all
of the registrant's future selective
service records are built. A few
extra minutes taken at time of
registration lo accurate1" and le
gibly record the information given
will result in greater efficiency of
local board operation and less in
convenience to the registrant in
Movie on Water
Dr. E. W. Roelfs of the Institute
of Fisheries Research, University
of North Carolina, showed a sound
movie on clean water at the regu
lar weekly meeting of the More
head City Rotary club Thursday
night at Hotel Fori Macon.
Dr. Roelfs made introductory re
marks before showing the film. A
spokesman for the Rotary club
pointed out today that disposal of
sewage in sounds is not conducive
'o the growth of fish or public
health and that as Morehead City
grows other arrangements will
have to be made for the disposal
At next week's meeting the
speaker will be Jean Booth, dis
trict governor, from Kinston. Mr
Booth recently made a visit to
Beaufort Rotary club.
Racinq Association Gives
Clambake Sunday Night
Employees of the Carolina Ra
cing association, dog owners' and
trainers were entertained at a
clambake Sunday night at the dog
track. The party was given by the
First course was shrimn, follow
ed by steamed clams, sweet pota
toes, Irish potatoes, carrots, onion,
chicken, and cold drinks.
Door prizes were given away and
foot races were run on the track
by bi peds rather than quadrupeds.
Distances were muuch shorter, of
course, but the winners had to be
determined by taking photos at the
Food was prepared by Vernon
Guthrie and H. P. Scripture.. Ap
nrnvimately 400 attended the
Thief Takes $184 in Bills
From Carteret Motor Co.
On hundred eiphty four dolare
was removed from the cash regis
ter at Carteret Motors, Bridge:
street, Thursday night, Chief E. J
Willis, Morehead City police, re
The thief left by way of a win
dow. Only bills and no change wa;
removed from th cash register.
s to Assist In Registration
Rev. H. G. Cuthrell
At Temple Rites
The Rev. II. G. ''uthrell. M.irsh
allherg. gave tin principal addicss
Thursday altrmoon at the laying
ol the corners! -'ric of the new sj
Msh Kite ti-ni a' New Bern. 1 no
Kcv. Mr CulliM'i is grand chup
lain and past gi, mil orator of the
Grand Ledge of North Carolina.
He spoke at !tn",ih on the won
!(is of the f.i'i ij 's Solonori'i
temple and ino neatness of lhat
construction. Rut the "spiritual
temple" now being raised is greater
than Solomon's edifice. Kev. Sir.
Cuthrell asserled. "Aral the chief
cornerstone (or our ,spntiial tem
ple is faith in ihe r'cnial God," ho
Itelore the cornerstone vs seal
ed, a number ' projects meant to
show the cullute of the 'lines was
placed in Ihe stone in a .sealed box.
Included in the list were minutrs
of the meeliri; which authorised
Ihe construction oi 'he temple, the
date of the dav work slar'ed the
dale of the eor;;ernor? laying, a
newspaper, a ring, and some coins.
The stone itself was measured,
with the tools of the mason by of
ficials present and proneunced fit.
Corn, wine and oil were spread on
the stone as part of ihe ritual.
The new temple, expected to cost
$300,000, was begun July 7 at John
son and Hancock streets. It ad
joins the Masonic theatre. It will
be three stories in height, fireproof
and air conditioned.
Willie Montague, Negro, ,-nd his
wife, Nellie Dudley, were both
found guiltv of being drunk and
disorderly yesterday afternoon in
Morehead City police court and
were gi"en susnended sentences of
30 davs, placed on one vear's good
behavior, and ordered to pay costs
Mayor George W. Dill, presiding,
told the couple, both repeated of
fenders, that he suspended the sen
tences because of their children.
If it were not for the children,
both would have been nut in jail,
he told them.
George Bryant, Negro, was found
guilty of drunkenness and senten
ced to 15 days in jail, with prlvl
1 "ic of substitution by paying $13
and costs. ,
Garland ' Smith, charged with
public drunkenness, failed to ap
pear before the court and forfeitel
bond of $25. ;
County Board oi Health
To Meet at 5 P.M. Today n
There will be a meeting of the
county board of health at 5 pjn,
this . afternoon at the county
health office in Beaufort to discuss
the polio situation and the possibi
lity of postponing the opening of
Members of the board of educa
tion have been ir' ited to attend,
inasmuch the meeting coicerm
them, but it is not likely that all
board will be present, H. L. Jos
lyn, superintendent of schools, re
William Wells, Former 1J
Beaufort Nan, Enters Army
William Wells, formerly of 71$
Broad street, Beaufort, has re-entered
the army -after being employ
ed as an electrician at Sydney,
Ohio where he lived with his wife,
Virginia, and two children. ' f
Mr. Wells served in world war
II for five vears and was discharg
HJs wife is the former Virginia
Gatlin, of Beaufort, daughter, .of
Mr.and Mrs. W. D. Gatlin.
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Mr Completes Training '
(jjrde W. Moore, Morehead City,
a rtent at North Carolina State
coe;e, with 26 other students,
-e. -ly completed a summer
trtijig program at the 14th Air
Force's headquarters at Orlando