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CAETJE&tT COUrT. NEffS TIMES, HOBEIOAD CTTf AND BEAITORT, N. C.
FRIDAY, AUGUST , IMS
ir ; : A Merger Of
The Beaufort News (est. 1912) ft The Twin City Timet (est. 1936)
School Bells Will Noi Ring
School bells will not ring next Wednesday. By action of the
board of health and board of education officials, school opening
has been postponed until Oct. 1, unless it is found before this
time that there is little danger of additional infantile paralysis
' Disease certainly has ployed hob with "the well laid plans of
men" this summer. Vacationists were kept home by quarantine
and business at the1 beach took a nose-dive, Beaufort's recreation
program stopped dead halfway to completion, and businessmen
mopping their brows, wonder whether to attribute the state of
affairs to polio or to hopes of hitting the lucky number.
Carteret county's number of cases now totals seven, the latest
one having just developed within the psst week. And just a
jpshort distanc from here, at the air base, stringent measures have
. been taken ii control an epidemic the number of cases Ihere .
i- being about double those in the whole of this county.
Postponing school a whole month seems like a long time. But
' it's a wise step that has been taken. Parents will feel more at
ease and here it's a case where losing time may save money and
Jind They Lose Their Way . . .
A stranger has just ridden Into Beaufort. He's looking for
the Western Union office so he can send a wire home to let the
lolks know he arrived safely.
"Ah," he says happily as he comes to the Turner and Ann
street intersex inn. "The Western Union office is on this street,"
and he turns south on Turner because the little blue and white
sign saying "Western Uinon" points that way.
I Cruising slowly along and straining his eyes he fails to find
the Western Union offire. Luckily, just as he's about to run in
to Taylor creek he sees the police station and asks an officer
where the telegraph office is.
The policeman of course directs him one block east, then a
turn to the left on Craven, where lo and behold, on the right
hand side of the street he finds the Western Union office.
Mopping his brow, he steps out, so glad that at last he's found
ff""vhat he was seeking that he forgets the sign was on the wrong
S J Maybe a little talk between the chamber or commerce and
jfciilhe telegraph men would help get the Western Union office on
Turner street or the sign on Craven.
In The Good Old Days
OlIRTY FlVE YEARS AGO
jacnooi commiu.es were to mmfwitfc quarters' ffirM met! W Fort
ijji elect teachers for the coming
rwhoot term. All those who desired
S lteach were to file application.
t'.?The War Department refused to
tfiake any improvements on the
Cfv wport river. The improvement
desired was r channel seven feet
deep from the junction of the in
land water way and Newport river
40 the town of Newport.
'WENTY FIVE YEARS AGO
The Beaufort street paving pro
mttam had started.
S3' St. Pnul'B school wbb to Operi
JCJtithin one Week with a full staff.
gThe Western Union office was
' changing its hours, the office to
fcjc open from 8 until 7 each week
ToOny, being closed only rrom 11! un
til 1 and from 5 to 6.
TEN YEARS AGO
.Ji.'WnrV wm to start soon on a
Mr. and Mrs. Rev GiM. f
Rocky Mount and friend and wife
of his visited Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Mr. Thomas Wade spent the
weekend at home With his parents.
Mrs. Lola Piner took her ion
to Raleigh last week to have his
loot operated on. He cut It at
Smith's factory some time ago. tt
was cut about his heel tendon. We
hear the doctor at Raleigh has put
it in a enst. We sure hope he will
soon be well and so he can walk
Mrs. Eugene Davis, of Marshall
berg, visited at the home of Mrs.
Lydia Wade Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Piner return
ed home last week. Mr. Leon is in
bad health and not able to work.
He was on the fish boat with Mr.
Mrs. George Piner and daughter,
Catherine will be home this week.
They have been with Mr. Piner
. for the summer where he has been
Mr. Bertram Willis returned
from the hospital last week. He
has taken over his work for the
Little Lynn Peterson, of Beau
fort, came home with her grand-.
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1948
new super Coast Guard station
'TIoe House 'Drug store, which was
located in the Duncan buildim.',
would soon move Into the old post
office building at Craven and Front
FIVE YEARS AGO
The beach bridge which was da
maged by a tug was reopened for
traffic. It was to be closed for two
hours Saturday noon for further
The U. S. Coast Guard took over
the annex of Morehead City hos
pital. "Flying Tiger" John Morrison,
who hod recently been promoted
to the rank of Captain, received
parents Saturday to spend a week.
She likes to stay here.
Mrs. Richard Lewis, her little
daughter of Norfolk and her grand
father, Mr. Gilgo of Davis visited at
the home of Mrs. James W. Wade
Receives Shot in Arm
TRICHUR, India (AP)
.Trade between Japan and India,
virtually at a standstill since 1941,
is expected to receive great im
petus as the result of a tour of
India by a trade mission. The mis
sion has just completed its work,
after assembling a long, detailed
list of what India wants in the
way of capital goods and manufac
tures from Japan. Official announ
cements say the Government of
India hopes to receive a reply to
its requests soon after the mission
returns to Japan.
As a result of the mission's visit,
the Government of India has made
available to Japan 85,000 bales of
cotton and 14,000 tons of raw jute
Primitive man used atones as
ornaments, munitions, tools, cur
rency, household equipment and
some of his objects of worship.
Morehead City, N, C.
Bv F.ula Nixon Greenwood
BAGPIPES .loe Crawford, for
mer Winston Salem policeman who
carried Forsvth County for Kerr
Scott in the May 29 Primary, is
now making efforts to have North
Carolina's bagpipers particularly
the Democratic variety partici
pate in the inauguration of Scott
here in January. A leading citizen
of Wilmington has agreed to foot
the bill, Droviding kilts and other
Scottish harness, for the event. 1
Crawford feels all this would
be in keeping with the bagpiping
Uvhich was done over the radio in
behalf of the AJamance faimer
during the campairM end would
lend an uhusual ioucn to the inau
guration. This is no doubt true,
but Scott himself is thinking only
of the election in November nt tins
time, and can't see beyond that,
for as another gentleman of Scot
larf said: "November chill blaws
loud wi' angry sough, the snort
'ning winter day is near a close;
the miry beasts retreating frae the
plough; the black'ning trains o'
craws to their repose. . . ."
BEYOND THE SCALE Pity
the poor butcher. Time was when
he could glance casually at his
computing scale ns it finished its
rolling and tell vou how much
your meat cost. No more. No
more can he say with an Einstei i
eye: ' That will he $1.43."
C. D. Baucom, superintendent of
the Weights and Measures Division
of the State Agriculture Depart
ment, reminds you that most meat
has gone beyond the- pale of tho
scale. In other words, computing,
scales go up to about 70 cents per
pound. Whe.i there scales were
made, nobody hid nry idea that
pork chops and sirloins wou'd go
So, if there is a moment's lull
behind the counter after your meat
has been weighed, don't fret. It's
just your butcher dipping into
higher mathematics. And, if you
are a penny-watching housewife,
you should dip right with him,
advises Carson Baucom.
HOTEL BATTLE There is a
friendly battle goln? on here in
Raleigh regarding which hotel will
be the Democratic Headquarters
for this fall's campaign, which will
get under way officially about La
The Sir Walter, sometimes refer-
red to as the political center of
North Carolina, has had it for
years and has, in a way, built its
reputation around this fact. How
ever, Scott had his headquarters
In the Hotel Carolina, and still
maintains an offiej there. All the
other candidates were in the Suh
Waltuh. Despite all the backstage
bickering, Democratic offices will
probably open in the Carolina
and may be transferred over to the
other hotel if the pressure is suf
ficient. STATE EMPLOYEES They
don't call it that, but there is t
union of State employee" being
developed here in Raleigh, with
branches extending to other sec
tions of North Carolina. Referred
to as an "association," this (roup
has two principal goals: a five-day
work week and better pay. The
organization, begun rather .quietly
two years ago, is now throwing its
weight around considerably, and Is
PROM EAST TO
thought to ha"e some political
strength. The leaders s:v they
have been promised this promise
coming during the rtcent guber
natorlal campaign the five-day-week,
which coincides with that of
the U. S. employees here.
As a mitter of fact, little work
is done in State offices on Saturday
mornings. If it isn't football. Ts
a trip to the beach, or some olhei
urgent matter. I 1
SOCIAL NOTE L. Y. Ballen
tine of Fuquav-Varina and J. M.
Broughton of Raleigh, the former
'icing the Democratic Nominee for
Agriculture and the latter being
ditto U. S. Senate, had dinner the
other Suundav with Mr. and Mrs.
W. Kerr Scott at their rural estate
near Haw River.
They talked about the weather.
NOTES The new home eco
nomics teacher n the Edenton
High School is Miss Miriam Scott
1948 graduate of W. C. U. N. C, 8
neice of Kerr Scott, a daughter of
Burlington Dairyman Ralph Scott,
and a verv goodlooking young
lady, which Is to say that she looks
like her mother's side of the fa
It comes nretty straight that J.
M. Broughton received a flat fer
of $10,000 for defending James R.
Creech, Smithfield Wife-killer con
victed of first degne murder and
sentenced to die. . . . The case will
be carried to the State Supreme
Court . . . and the new Governor
may have the final say-so ns to
whether Creech will 70 to the "as
chamber . . . Don't forget the name
. . . James R. Creech . . . Will he
The papers said that the new sec
retary of the State Democratic
Executive Committee, Victor Bry
ant was a Johnso.i Umstead man
. . He was mildly for Johnson, but
the only thing which tied him to
Growing pasture for livestock
on poorly drained soils Is good land
use. 'Ask your County Soil Conser
vationist to help yon plan the coned
use for soils found on your farm.
first -cmzsns daihj
G TZ1UST COIIMIY
TE! THUD -TESTED
MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT
Senator Umstead was the fact that
he lived in Durham. . . .
HARD FACTS The teachers
drew from R. Mayne Albright the
piomise that their minimum salary
would be $2,400 per year . . . Then
V K Scctt and n.ailes M. John
son solemnly pledged the same,
saying that salaries would run
from $2,400, for first-year teach
ers, up to as high as $3,600 for
those with experience. Albright
and Johnson were freed of the res
ponsibility of making this dream
come true. It now falls on the
agrarian Bhouders of Scott. Ca:: !n
do it? Can he deliver?
The school budget this vear will
run approximately $62,000,000. Il
Scott follows through on his pro
mise, this tigu;e will be pushed up
about $30.000 000. raisin" the total
output to schools to tfcW.000,000,
per year. Tins monef must come
from the Genen.l Fund . . . unl'es-,
they start dipiing 1110 highway
money. The General Fund Inccme
this year Will run right at $123,
000,000. But lrt NORMAL years
(1940 for instance) the General
Fund revenue is only around $44,
t's easy to talk and to have vi
sions of sugar plums. But the hard
facts are: How can North Carolina
pay its teachers from $2,400 to $3.
600 per year? How can the S'ate
take from the General Fund $92,
000,000 per year, for schools alone,
he this Fund's income is only
$44,000,000? Perhaps we can do it
for 1949-51, but the 0 Ids are
against it. However, it cannot be
done for more than two years UN
LESS the State's income stays
above the $125,000,000 matk . . .
unless highways suffer ... or
UNLESS we increase the sales tax
or go back to a tax on land. '
Forget all these big figures If
vou wigh, but just put this down:
Scott's promise to teachers cannot
and will not be entirely fulfilled
... and it mav fall far Short of
OFF THE CUFF The Advi
sory Budget Commission is now on
a tour of Western North Carolina
bell's oam; sto&e
institutions . . . will begin its bien
nial "sitting" in the Revenue Build'
ing the latter part of October, at
which time it will receive the
budgets of the various departments
and start the whittling process. . . .
In on the deliberations will be
Kerr Scott . . . though he will
have no official connection, he will
be requested to make recommenda
tions. . . .
ToWrts and counties which want to
keep their areas wet as regards
beer should see to it that the laws
are enforced. Where the sheriffs
and police hold a tight rein over
the beer retailers,' the retail outlets
are decently operated strictly with
in the law. A note to local re
corders and Judges: Did you know
that the law makes it MANDA
TORY that you revoke the retail
beer licenses of persons convicted
of law violations? Did you know
that licenses can he revoked for
as little as disorderly conduct by
customers on the outlet's premises?
L. A. Martin, Lexington dry lead
er, is the Democratic nominee for
the Legislature from Davidson
County. . . . He's resigning as head
of the United Dry Forces, but will
be one of the referendum whips in
the General Assembly if the Re
publicans don't get him in Novem
ber. Birds are internally air-conditioned,
with every wing beat they
empty heated air from the air
sacs that are attached to their
lungs and replace it by ni'W, cool
Very Sad, Very Sad!
Poor Junior! He's al
ways in a jam. It'd be
much worse if it were
a real burglar and
then Dad would be In
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Smile a While
4 ! i
A New Englander was enjoying
the wonders of California, as
pointed - Out by a native.
"What beautiful grapefruit!" ex
claimed the easterner as they
passed a citrus orchard.
' "Grapefruit!" replied the native
in disdain. "Why there are just
I Gazing, at some hugh sunflow
ers, the visiter asked, "And what
are those enormous blossoms in
that big field?" .
"Just dandelions," the native re
A few minutes later they came
tO the Los Angeles river. "Ah,"
sid the Ypnkee. "I see some one's
radiator is leakihg."
' Excavations at Pompeii were
started about 1748 and the city
has been about half dug out of the
volcanic debris that destroyed it
in iv A.u.
2-Piece Lawson $167.00 cash
Occasional Chairs $33.25 cash
Solid Rock Maple Bedroom Suite
Table Lamps $4.95 to $9.75
Wool Rugs (2) $87.50 cash
The Benjjix Anlomatic Washer is on an
allotment basis again. Give ns your order to
day. We have a few in stock.
Don't wait too late for that Oil Healer. We
have some, coming in:s
1211 Bridges St.
For ihe Pigtail Set
and Domper Crowd
GIVE THEI1 TUE
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Operator Needed at Lejeune
the tivll service commission's
fourth regional office lit .Washing,
ton, D. C, hag Just announced an
examination for addressing ma
chine and graphotype operator, and
also blueprint and photostat opera
tor. This examination will be used
for filling vacancies at the Navy
department, Marine barracks,
Camp Lejeune - Sslaries range
from $2284 to 2498 per year.
The examination will consist of
a Written test plus certain experi
ence requirements involvine the
operation of one or more types of
duplicating machines. Applications
and detailed information may be
obtained from the post office or
from the director, Fourth U. S. CI
vil Service Region. Temporary
Building ' R," Third and Jeffersoh
Drive, S. W., Washington 25, D. C.
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