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A Merger ol THE BEAUFORT NEWS Established 1912) and THE TWIN CITY TIMES (Established 1936)
38th YEAR NO. 35.
MOREHEAD CITY, AND BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
County Board Approves New System of ABC Fund Distribution
Telephone Company Manager
To Speak at Rotary Meeting
Expected to Hear
D. S. Collrane Will Deliver
Address al Farm Bureau
The 1948 County Farm bureau
membership drive will be launch
ed with an address by State Com
missioner of Agriculture D. S. Col
trane, Raleigh, at the court house
tomorrow night at 8 o'clock, Ray
mond Ball, farm bureau president,
reminded members today. A large
crowd is expected.
With a state membership goal of
80,000, Carteret County Farm bu
reau has set its goal for 550 mem
bers. Last year's quota of 533 was
surpassed with a total of 569 mem
bers. Membership blanks will be dis
tributed to community chairmen,
reappointed from last year's lists,
at the rally tomorrow night.
The Farm bureau renders a ser
vice to farmers similar to that per
formed by labor unions, manufac
turers' associations and nrofession
al organizations for their respec
tive groups, R. M. Williams, county
agent, said today.
With 1,276,000 farm families en
rolled in its ranks in the nation,
it is the largest ..national farm
Some of the benefits which it
has won for farmers include: pas
sage of the permanent price sup
port program at the 80th Congress,
establishment of the Flue-Cured
Tobacco Cooperative Stabilization
corporation, development of the To
bacco Associates, inc., operated to
protect, expand and promote ex
port markets for tobacco and 'to
"We pull the most when we
pull together," is the Tarm bureau
County farm bureau officers are
Mr. Ball, president; Sam D. Ed
wards, vice-president; and Oscar
Salter, membership chairman.
Tuesday, Sept. 14
5:23 AM 11:36 AM
5:42 PM 12 M'night
Wednesday, Sept. 15
6 13 AM 12:21 AM
6:29 PM 12:27 PM
, Thursday, Sept. 16
6:57 AM 1:01 AM
7:12 PM 1:09 PM
Friday, Sept. 17
7:36 AM 1:35 AM
7:48 PM 1:49 PM
Saturday, Sept. 18
8:12 AM 2:08 AM
8:22 PM 2:26 PM
14 Flounder Foundered
Chief of Police Louis B. Willis may not keep In practice far
as floundering is concerned, but that doesn't lessen Ais skill one
bi. With his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. George Dubin,
of Philadelphia, he recently caught 14 flounder In one night, the
first time he had been en the water in eight years. Mr. and Mrs.
, Dubln were here vacationing at the time. Chief Willis is pictured
'left above, next to him b hit daughter, Mrs. Dubin, then Mrs. L. B.
Willis, and Mr. Dubin. Most important of all. center front, are the
flounder, 13 of which went to the
Morehead City Robrians will
hear L. A. Daniels, manager of
the Carolina Telephone and Tele
graph Co., in a review of the com
pany's operations at their regular
Daniels will discuss present con
ditions and t'ans for the enlarge
ment of services.
At last Thursday night's meeting
members he?rd Gainer Bryan, Jr.,
Carteret County NEWS-TIMES re
porter, relate some of his wartime
naval experiences and tell of his
objectives as a newspaperman.
Introduced to the club by Rob
ert G. Lowe, Chamber of Com
merce secretary, Bryan is a re
cent arrival on the NEWS-TIMES
staff from Forsyth, Ga.
Rryan graduated from Mercer
university in Macon, Ga., with a
major in journalism in 1943, after
which he served for three years
as a naval officer. During this
period he was stationed at the
Charleston, S. C, Section Base for
six months. He stated that his
love for the coastal area was one
thing that drew him to this sec
tion. Before joining the NEWS-TIMES
staff, the Georgian was an editor
ial assistant at the Baptist Sunday
School board in Nashville, Tenn.,
for the summer months. He stud
ied religious journalism at the
Southern Baptist Theological semi
nary at Louisville, Ky., during the
last school year.
Prior to this, Brayn was alumni
secretary of Mercer university and
editor of the MERCERIAN, alumni
The ex-naval officer said that he
helped patrol the South Carolina
coast on a converted shrimp boat
during his six months at the Char
leston Section Base, from August
1941, to February 1944.
Later, i the Pacific, he was
shipwrecked when the destroyer
to which he was assigned was sunk
See ROTARY Page 7
The USS (AKA 98) weighed
anchor at Port Terminal at noon
yesterday on her trip to the Medi
terranean, carrying 400 Marines,
their equipment and supplies. Her
first port after crossing the Atlan
tic will be Tangiers.
The Montague is the second of
a series of vessels which have
been leaving Port Terminal en
route to the Mediterranean area.
The first, which departed several
weeks ago, was an LST. ,
The USS Montague left More-
head City in January with- numer
ous other Naval vessels carrying
several thousand Marines to the
Mediterranean. She returned in
March and has been in this coun
try since that time.
The transport docked Thursday
and was loaded over the weekend.
Captain is Roger B. Levin, execu
tive officer, Lt. Comm. G. C.
neighbors. The 14th ended np in 1
Government Honors "Cdptain Charlie"
iw , r - ' st
MgWiJ. V IO ;.. 1
"Captain Charlie" llatsrl, Bciufort, second from the left, above, displays the certificate presented
him by. Dr. H. F. I'rytherch, left, on behalf of the United States Department of the Interior for 45
years of service at the V. S. Fishery iBological lab iratory, Pivcr's Island. Others pictured above, who
attended the recent presentation ceremony, are Ih men who worked with "Capt. Charlie." Center is
Vance Fulford, then Alonzo Thomas, and Charlie Hawkins.
riioto by Roy KiilianliR
As Opposing 'All
Morehead City high school ex
pects to come forth this coming
school year with a band better
than any other ever organized at
This statement was made yester
day by G. T. Winded, principal, in
conjunction with the announce,
ment that the school's new band
master will be Ralph Wade, a na
tive of Morehead City, and son of
T. C. Wade.
Mr. Wade's degree in music was
obtained at Northwestern univer
sity, Evanston, III. He taught in
and near Chicago and directed
There will be a meeting of all
band members at 3 o'clock to
morrow afternoon ih the school
auditorium. Members ire re
quested to bring their music and
three bands there, and prior to
coming here was supervisor of mu
sic in McDowell county, W. Va.
He was also band director at Welch
High school, located in the county
scat of McDowell county. Mr.
Wade resigned from these posi
tions to come here.
Mr. and Mrs. Wade and their
10-month-old daughter, Kathleen,
have already arrived here and ex
pect to locate a residence in the
Supporting the high school band
is the Morehead City Rotary club
and other civic organizations. The
Rotary club, however, has accepted
the welfare of the band as its own
particular responsibility at the re
que.it of H. L. Joslyn, one of its
M White Oak
At the recent meeting of the
board of education announcement
was made of the accommodations
provided for pupils who would
have this year attended White Oak
school, had it not been destroyed
several weeks ago by fire.
All pupils west of Broad Creek
will go to Swansboro school and
those east of Camp Glenn to More
head City school. This involved
the re-assignment of 168 pupils.
A delegation from the western
part of the county appeared and
requested that the board keep in
mind that a school is needed at
Work is progressing satisfactor
ily on the temporary building be
ing put up at , Harkers Island
school to provide additional facili
ties there, it was reported.
All . teaching positions in the
county are filled, H. L. Joslyn,
superintendent of schools, said,
with the exception of an instruc
tor' for the 5th and 6th' grades
at Camp Glenn. Teachers who
would have taught at the . White
Oak school have been given other
positions in the county system.
As of yesterdady the opening'
date of school stood at Oct,. 1.
Go on Record
Forms oi Gambling'
The Coastal Ministerial associa
tion went on record as "opposed
to all forms of gambling, legal and
illegal," at its regular monthly
meeting yesterday. The resolution
was approved unanimously.
During the preliminaries of yes
terday's meeting the Rev. W. L.
Martin, Episcopal rector, Beaufort,
announced his resignatien as president-elect.
He was to have taken
office at yesterday's session.
Subsequently, the Riv. H. L.
Harrell, pastor of Straits Metho
dint chiych, the vice-president
elect, was chosen as pteai'Jti'i and
the Rev. Winfrey Davis; Baptist
minister from Beaufort, was
named vice-president, the Rev. W.f
D. Cavincss retained his office as
The Rev. J. M. JolMff, Newport,
retiring president, called the
meeting to order. The devotional
was brought by the Rev. W. E.
Anderson, former pastor of More
head City Free Will Baptist
Plans were made for a bigger,
more active ministerial association
than ever before, Rev. Mr. Cavi-
ness said. Committees are being
set up for various work.
56 Names Drawn
For October Jury
The names of 56 Carteret Coun
ty citizens were selected for jury
duty for the October term of su
perior court at county commission
ers' meeting yesterday morning.
Morehead City citizens sclectod
were Mrs. H. L. Joslyn, C. N.
Hobbs, Alex B. Roberts, Kelly Wil
lis, Leo Buck, 2 Stamey Davis, H.
M. Eure, Johnnie C. Guthrie, W.
B. Chalk, S. A. Chalk, John T. Wil
lis. Beaufort nominees for jury duty
include Marjorie Windley, E. W.
Piver, route 1, D. F. Merrill, Vionia
Darling, O. S. Clawson, Margaret
S. Davis, Will Arrington, James
W. Alligood, James W. Taylor.
Hubert L. Fodrie, Cleveland Gil
likin, route 1.
For jury from Newport: Otto B.
Slaughter, route 1, Miss Carrie
Hunnings, Harold Jones, A. E. Can
non, Lionel! Opnner, route 2, Wal
ter Fulcher. I. S. Garner, J. E.
Cannon, Lonnie W. Howard, J.
Raymond Ball, route 2, Charles E
For jury duty from Atlantic: EI
mo Morris, Wallace Morris, Carl
Bell, Winston Hill.
For jury duty from. Harkers Is
land: Cletus Rose. Aaron Moore
Burtley D. Willis, M. L, Yeomans,
Other 'include Hugh Iflipton, Lo
la; Sam Styron.lRoe; Milton Tay
lor, Sea Level; W. M; Murdoch,
Wild wood; Sterlmg Dixon, Davis;
J. A. Wallace and G. W,.Pittman,
Merrimon; Guy Nelson, Stacy;
Courtland Gillikin, Lola; Leslie
Styroa, Davis; Harris Watson, Stel
la; Richard Davis, Davis; J. B. Da
vis, Smyrna! .
Jeweler to Move
Jarvis Herrins. member of the
Craven Street Merchants associa
tion, Beaufort, submitted his res
ignation today with the announce
ment that he plans to move soon
to a new location on Front street.
'Pa' Taylor Dies
'Nelson Whitford Taylor, Car
teret county's grand old man,
died last evening at 8:15 al his
home, 305 Ann St., Beaufmt,
following a long illness. Mr.
Tsylor celebrated his 92nd
birthday Irst Tuesday.
At the bedside were his wife,
Mrs. Taylor, affectionately
known as "Ma," his son nd
daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Rvyard Taylor, his daughter,
Mrs. W. K. Hinnant and Dr.
The funeral service will be
held tomorrow afternoon at 5
o'clock in St. Paul's church, of
which Mr. Tavlor w a lifel""?
member. Burial will be in the
,r1wi fwnMtopy, . .
? The Be. W. L, Mm W
tor, wllf officiate.
. A . :
Jload and tax problems out
nimbercd other issues considered
yesterday morning af the Septem
ber meeting of tht"" county hoard
of commissioners In the auditor's
office ft the court house.
The board has ordered that the
clerk, Irvin W. Davis, request the
state highway commission to put
into passable condition the "Cutting-Sage"
road which leads from
route 24 to route 70 by the old
T. T. McCabe place. It branches
off from route 24 in the vicinity
of the Earle Webb nroperty and
continues for six-tenths of a milt
to route 70 at Wildwood.
A sneed limit of 35 miles per
hour from the junction of route
101 and 70 to short distance he
yond the Beaufort-Morehead City
airport was approved by the board
and request for this regulation will
be forwarded to the highway com
mission. In connection with the loop road
at Broad Creek, which the board
has requested be repaired nu
merous times, John Clark, highway
commissioner, will be asked to ap
pear at the October meeting of the
board. Other road matters will be
brought to his attention at that
Cecil Oglesby, Crab Point, re
quested that a portion of the road
in the locality of his farm be re
paired so that the tide doesn't flow
over it. H. L. Joslyn, superintcn
dent of schools, who accompanied
Mr. Oglesby, told the commission
tht the school bus frequently
finds that section of the road im
passable. The commissioners were inform
ed by C. L. Beam, veterans service
See ROADS, TAXES Page 7
Two Negroes Pay Fine
la Morehead Mayor's Court
' , Kathleen Kent and Anrilr Marb
ley, Negroes, were botlt found
guilty of disorderly conduct yester
day afternoon, in Morehead City
mayor's court and were ach fined
$10 and costs' of court y-.:.
;. Henry , Marbley, Negro, upon
complaint of his wife; Beulah, was
found guilty of being drunk and
disorderly and was fined f IS and
Costs. -,' 'V-- ; 'TV i- ..
S . Fitzpa trick was found guil
ty of being drunk, but Judgment
To equalize throughout the
county the cost of caring for cha
rity patients at Morehead City hos
pital, the board of county commis
sioners yesterday in the monthly
meeting approved a proposal re
commending that 2 12 per cent
of the gross revenue from all three
ABC stores be placed in a special
The proposal was introduced by
Dr. K. I B. lioiincr, head of the
board. 11. S. Gibbs. Carteret coun
ty representative in the general
assembly will be asked to intro
duce a bill embodying the proposal
at the next sessiono of the legisla
ture in January
U.ider the present system halt
of the 5 per cent gross revenue
due Morehead City goes to the hos
pital. Beaufort and Newport re
ceive the full 5 per cent of gro.vs
revenue from their loeal stores.
Under the proposed plan the
money in the hospital lund would
be used to care for county charily
patients not only in Morehead City
hospital but wherever they may
be sent for treatment. The
amount paid by the county will
be that over and above the $1 per
day lor each charity patient which
comes from both the Slate Medi
cal Care commission and the Duke
This money would be paid out
from the county auditor's office
only alter itemized bills are re
ceived, Dr. Bonner explained.
Under the present system, he
pointed out, a lump sum is handed
over to the hospital and the
county receives no record of how
the money was spent,
at the next session of the legisla
money left over from the hospital
ization fund would go into the
county fund, the head of the board
Within the past nine years the
hospital has received $130,000 in
ABC funds which, Dr. Bonner de
clared, was more than enough lo
care for the charity patients
treated there. He continued that
rital officials had no grounds
recent complaints that the
county was making them poor by
not meeting charity obligations.
During discussion of the pro
posal it was agreed that a destitute
resident of nny of thV county's
outer banks has as much right to
have proper care at the hospital
as a resident of an other section
of the county.
The commissioners also recog
nized the fact that the Morehead
City revenue should not be used
wholly for support of the hospital
when the institution bcifefits resi
dents at Newport, Beaufort, and
It was suegested that money re
maining in the hospitalization fund
at the end of the year revert to
the towns, but this proposal was
rejected when it was pointed out
that other communities in the
county claim that none of the ABC
store towns have a right to any of
the liquor revenue.
Dr. Bonner inferred that the
money left over would be used to
improve the schools. He was con
fident that 2 12 per cent of the
gross revenue from all three ABC
storts would be more than ade
quate to meet hospitalization bills.
The commissioners voiced the
opinion that there may be obpec
tion in Newport and Beaufort to
the Bonner pronosal but stateH
that any fair-minded person would
recognize that it was more equit
able than the present system of
ABC fund distribution.
To the Lightship Crew There's No
Such Thing as Running From a Storni
(It is with great pleasure that
THE NEWS-TIMES again pre
sents another story by John A.
Parris, Jr., formerly affiliated
with the Associated Press and
now undertaking the full-time
duties of a novelist while living
with his artist-wife at Ocracoke.
By John A. Parris, Jr.
OCRACOKE ISLAND, N. C,
Sept. 4 Chief Bosun's Mate Joe
Vaughn, feet spread wide on the
bridge of the rolling, pitching Dia
mond Shoals Lightship anchored
30 miles out in the Atlantic off
Hatteras, watched an oil tanker
tear by, scurrying for shelter.
Hurricane warnings had appear
ed suddenly from Florida to the
Virginia capes. The tanker was
running north before the storm,
engines responding to "full steam"
Vaughn waved to the passing
tanker and a seaman from the
tanker waved back. Joe's had
flashed a "Hi, sailor," and the ans
Sce LIGHTSHIP Page 7
1,050 Men Register;
Offices Will Close Soon
To Close Saturday
Derby io Be Featured on
Final N i a h t. Purse
Amounts to $500
Closing its first season Sal ur J
I y night will be the Morehead i
City dog track, winch since its
opening June 311 lias brought j
fame, sought and unsought, to Car
lerel county. Dale of closing was
decided i t a meeting of track offic
The big event on closing night
will he the derby, the fjrst event
of its type ever to be held in
North Carolina, which, track of
ficials say, will rival in popularity
the Kentucky derby.
I'm so for the winner will be
$.r00. Dogs which will race in the
derby will be selected from those
placing in races all this week.
Owner of the derby winner will
receive a trophy from the Caro
lina Itacing association and pre
senling of the awards will involve
all the pageantry and thrills ac
companying the formal public
recognition of a champion. Paul
Clcland, general manager and ex
ecutivc secretary at the track, an
This week winds up the first
season of dog racing in North Car
olina with reports that its success
has surpassed all expectations.
Post time for the races this week
will.be the same aS usuaV 8:0
Stale College Plant Specialist
To Give Fumigation Demonstration
Demolition Experts Identify
'Torpedo' as Magnetic Nine
Demolition experts from Indian
head Naval Ordnance base, Md..
identified as an American type
magnetic mine the floating object
which was towed into Fort Macon
Coast Guard station last Wednes
The mine was originally sighted
by Capt. Alfred Pittman and his
mate, Capt. Jess Pagels of the Lois
Nancy. They informed Cape
Captain' Pittman described the
mine as resembling a small can
buoy, One end which was sticking
out of the water had tubes at
tached and the number 6 was sten
cilled on top of it.
AboTTt 2 12 to 3 feet of the area
above water was painted a light
color, the rest black.
When the mine was located by
the Coast Guard, it had drifted to
a point about one mile from At
lantic Beach. It was believed to
be part of a torpedo, until iden
tified as a mine. The mine had
no explosive charge.
Sports fishermen view Diamond lightship as she rides at an
chor, marking treacherous shoals,
County draft registrations total
led I.OSO ?s of yesterday out of
a potential estiamted total of 1,
462, according to W. II. Taylor, Jr.,
county draft board chairman. The
draft board began mailing out
questionnaires Sept. 10.
Plans call for continued registra
tion through Friday at Morehead
City and through Saturday at
Beaufort. Volunteer registrars have
promised to help in Morehead City
only through today, however, and
unless additional registrars volun
teer, the office cannot remnin
Registration has already stopped
at the Atlantic and Newport of
fices. After Saturday, Sept. 18 men re
quired to register must do so at
the coumity draft board office in
the law office of Mr. Taylor, as
they become of age.
Taylor expressed his apprecia
tion for the volunteer service ren
dered by the registrars. Those
helping in Beaufort were Mrs. Etta
D. Thorson. Mrs. Ruby Holland, C.
I.. Beam. Mrs. Julia Basden, Mrs.
Albert Chapped, Mrs Nora Kirk,
George Snooks, Ilenricks House
and Jack Barnes.
Morehead City registrars were
F. C. Salisbury, Miss Lois Webb,
John Bunn. Jr , Jesse Slaton, Al
vah North (Naughty) Willis, Rev,
W. I). Cavincss, Mrs. Bob Williams
and Mrs. Phillip Ball.
Mrs. Prudic M Willis conducted
registration in Atlantic, assisted
by the local school teachers. In
Newport Leon A. Mann, Jr., was
in ' harge.
ri-rvmn as seerenrv ot IOC81 y
jdrait fcoartt Not m is Hahiay Paul,
A demonstratioon of fumigation
of sweet potato storage houses will
be held ot the farm of Cleve Gil
likin, Bettie, tomorrow at 2:30 p.
m., B. M. Williams, county agent,
has announced. t .
Howard Garriss, extension plant
pathology specialist from State
ollege, will conduct the demon
tration. The fumigation process is de
signed to sterilize the sweet potato
storage house and all equipment
for the prevention of rot. j
"The importance of this treat
ment cannot be ovcr-emphasizcij,"
Williams said, "in view of the fact
that a higher percentage than ever
before of sweet potatoes put in
storage houses last year rotted.'.
Although wet weather conditions
contributed to this, Williams
nointed out that the sweet potato
disease organism had to be pie-
sent. Hence the value of fumiia-
The demonstration will last 10
to 15 minutes.
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