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A Merger ol THE BEAUFORT NEWS (Established 1912) and THE TWIN CITY TINES (Established 1936)
38th YEAR NO. 37.
MOREHEAD CITY, AND BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA,
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1948
PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
Comity Schools Open Today, Health Board Decrees
Morehead City High School
Turn Thumbs Down on 48
Dr, Job Morris
Of Sylva Meeting
Concrete evidence that success
has resulted from Chamber of
Commerce efforts to publicize
Morehead City's attractions was
observed at the recent statewide
Chamber of Commerce convention,
1 Dr. John AV. Morris, chamber pre
sident, told Rotarians at their
weekly meeting Thursday night.
Following a report by Robert
Lowe, manager of the Morehead
City Chamber of Commerce, Dr.
Morris related his impressions of
the North Carolina Association of
Chamber of Commerce Executives
meeting at Sylva, Sept. 12-14.
"The opening speaker mention
ed Morehead City five times," Dr.
Morris reported. "No other North
Carolina town was mentioned," he
said, in that particular speech. Re
, presentatives were present from
Mr. Lowe reported earlier that
the association passed a resolution
Officially endorsing the idea of in
creasing state port facilities. He
said the action was another step
toward the expansion of port faci
lities at Morehead City. A brief
history of efforts (o further this
- Kotarians also heard H. L. Jos-
Jyn, county superintendent of
d schools, read a letter in tribute to
i the excellent service which was
performed by Ralph Wade, More
head City bandmaster, at his form
er place of employment.
L Story Sessions
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tnd at LioraTy
Twenty-six children attended the
story hour sessions held at Webb
Memorial library during July and
August, according to ? report by
Mrs. E. A. Council, librarian.
Ten of the children were award
ed reading club certificates for
reading and reporting on five
books. They were David N. Webb,
Emmie Chalk, Robert Correll, Ann
Thomas Lewis, Robert McCracken,
Darden Eure, Joey Willis, Charles
Canfield, Margaret Clover and
All who attended showed a great
interest in the program of stories
from the classics, tales from the
Old Testament and a series of re
cordings of Scandinavian myths,
See STORY SESSIONS Page 7
Six Men From This Area
Enlist in Armed Forces
Two men from Carteret county
and one from Ocracoke recently
enlisted in the regular Army and
three have enlisted in the Air
Force, according to an announce
ment received today from the New
Bern recruiting station.
Enlisted in the Army are Earl
H. Gaskins, son of Mr. and Mrs.
William J. Gaskins, Ocracoke,
Frederick L. Broadhurst. son of
Charles T. Broadhurst, 1708 Evans
street, Morehead City, and Asa R.
Danielson, son of John Danielson,
" Members of the Air Force are
Donald B. Willis, son of Mrs.
Blanche Willis, Smyrna, William
B. Willett, son of J. T. Willett,
Atlantic, and William D. Marks,
son of W. H. Marks, 804 Bay
street, Morehead City.
t Miss Avery, Beaufort,
4 Miss Dorothy Avery, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Avery, Turner
v street, Beaufort, has been appoint
ed by the State Library board as
I supervisor of all libraries in the
counties of Hertford, Bertie, and
J Gates. -,,..,v ,
I Miss Avery holds degrees from
f North Carollni university at
' Chapel Hill, and Columbia univer-
slty. New York City. .. ,
Farm Bureau Hears D. S. Coltrane
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Commissioner of agriculture, D. S. Coltrane, is pietured stand
ing left above, shortly before addressing members of the Carteret
County County Farm bureau Wednesday night at the court house.
Raymond Ball, president of the farm bureau, right, introduced the
state official. Seated left are R. M. Williams, county agent, and S.
D. Edwards, member of the farm bureau board of directors.
Chamber of Commerce Executives
Favor Improved Port Facilities
69 New Books
Sixty-nine new books have been
added to the Carteret County Pub
lic library, Mrs. L. A. (Jack) Oak
ley, has announced. Forty of these
books are fiction, 20 non-fiction,
and nine mystery novels.
Fiction: Tomorrow Will Be Bet
ter, Betty Smith; The Living Is
Easy, Dorothy West; Headless
Angel, Vicki Baum; Powdersmoke
Pay-Off, Tom West; Flame Vine,
Helen Miller; Annie Jordan, Mary
Post; Straw to Make Brick, Alan
Coconut Wireless, Kuaffman;
Shannon's Way, A. J. Cronin; Im
mortal Helen, Elizabeth Corbett;
The Frightened Child, Dana Lyon;
Gaudy's Ladies, Clark McMeekin;
Abide With Me, Cedric Belfrage;
Lost Boundaries, W. L. White.
Divorce of Marcia Moor, Ro
berts; The Pleasant Morning Light,
Josephine Lawrence; Surgeon in
Charge, Elizabeth, Seifert; With a
Southern Accent, Liddell; Some
thing's Got to Give, Marion Har
grove; Melissa, Taylor Caldwell.
' Challengers, Coming Through
the Rye, Matched Pearls, and
Search, all by Hill, Across the
Years and Gay Courage, Loring;
Roundelay, Edwa Moser; Fear is
fh Parent MnthiMa Farm flalA !
Warning, Hammond Innes.
The Color of Blood, E. Ralph
Rundell; The Heart of the Matter,
Graham Greene; The Flames ot
the Time, Baynard Kendrick; Lace
Curtain, Ellin Berlin; Toward the
Morning, Hervey Allen; All About
My Sister, My Bride, Merriam
Modell; The Inward Voyage, Peter
Packer; The World Is Not En
ough, Zoe Oldenbourg; Savage
Breast, Manning Long; Sailmaker,
Ruth Howard; Dandy Hart, Ellis;
A Candle for St. Jude, God den;
Bridge at Branfield, Greene; Song
in Green Thorn Tree, Barke.
Mystery: The Mouse with Red
Eyes, Elizabeth Eastman; The Case
of the Vagabond Virgin, Erie S.
Gardner; The Devil's Stronghold,
Leslie Ford; Map of Mistrust, Al
lan McKinnon; No Pockets in
Shrouds, Louisa Revell; Odds-On
Murder, Jack bolph; I Want' to
Go Home, Richard and Frances
Lockridge; But Death Runs Faster,
William McGivern; Tunnel 13, Mil
Non-Fiction: Barbed Wire Sur
geon, Weinsteia; Joseph and His
Brothers, Thomas Mann; The Stil
well Papers, Gen. Joseph Stilwell;
Gettysburg, Earl Mien and Rich
ard Brown; Bombs Away, United
States ' Air Force photographic
history; , Abigail Adams, Janet
- Harry Truman. President. Frank
McNaughton ind Walter Hehme
yer, A President Is Many Men,
See NEW BOOKS Page 7
The idea of expanding port faci
lities at Morehead City received
impetus at the statewide conven
tion of Chamber of Commerce exe
cutives held Sept. 12-14 at Sylva.
according to reports "brought opjt
oy local cnamner omciais
Morehead City and Beaufort
were represented by both their
managers and presidents and were
the only chambers in the stale
whose presidents attended.
Dan Walker and Robert Lowe,
managers in Beaufort and More
head City, respectively, and Dr.
John W. Morris and Dr. W. L.
Woodard, presidents in their res
pective towns, reported that North
Carolina Chamber of Commerce
executives are in favor of expand
ed riort facilities.
The address of Col. George W.
Gillette, chairman of North Caro
lina ports authority, was held to
be especially significant by the lo
cal convention delegates.
There is" an absolute necessity
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,.... ..vT.,v isaiiicu wcigiu since ins arrival
at Morehead City to handle and ; here in July. To amuse himself
tranship seaborne cargo," Colonel j he makes leather belts which are
Gillette said. sold in the service station operated
Hinhlieht of the social festivities, by his father,
held in connection with the three- lie is leaning to crochet now
day convention, the local dele-, but any handwork is difficult be
gates reported, was a luncheon cause his left hand has been crip
the Cherokee Indian reservation pled as a result of the fever,
near Sylva. He reads extensively, listens to
A few of the older Indians wore ln radio, and to view the water
full headdress, ,Dan Walker rela-1 which is at fhe head of his bed,
ted. and after dinner the Indians he uses a mirror.
put oi an exhibition of below gun
and bow and arrow markmanship.
Main feature of the business
session was panel discussions of
educational activities and tourist 1
i promotion which Chambers of
Commerce conduct In the areas
where they serve.
The convention voted to hold
next year's sessions at Wilming
ton. Waler Flows Again
From Front Street Well
Sam Darling, after a morning's
work yesterday, succeeded in open
ing the well in front of the Esso
Service station, Front street, Beau
fort. He put a weight on the end of
275 feet of rope and pulled the
weight up and down in the well.
The water, which was within IS
feet of the surface, soon came to
Mr. Darling then attached a
pump to the top of the pipe and
pumned for several hours, getting
nothing but muddy water. Finally
it cleared and Mr. Darling said
that he will recommend to the
town that the pump remain there
Without the, pump, water can be
obtained only at high tide, he ex
plained. -The well was first sunk there in
1909, according to M. Leslie Davis,
Following a closed meeting of
MoreV.sad City school officials Fri
day afternoon at the school build
ing, W. C. Matthews, chairman of
the school board of trustees, re
leased a statement which ruled
out the possibility of high school
football this season because of lack
of finances and players.
The statement left room, how
ever, for the possibility that foot
ball may be resumed next year.
Said Matthews in his statement:
"For the last few months there
has been a number of requests
from our sports fans to have foot
ball added to our athletic activities
of the high school.
"This has been the subject ot
much interest to our athletic coach
and school officials for a long
time. We are quite interested in
having a good football team, as
well as basketball and baseball
teams, in our school. We have ; get a tractor or tire plow into the
studied the list of eligible on our area,
records; we cannot find, in suf
ficient number, bovs to go out fori Brlars- rocds- i,nd rass covered
football. Of the number we have,! a ,ar8c section of land covered by
there are very few boys the size ! llamcs but between Turnagdin bay
needed for the game
"Finally, we have had a meeting
of the school board of trustees
with our principal and coach to de
cide on what athletics we could
have. It was unanimously agreed
that we could not consider football
for this season for these various
reasons. The two most important
reasons are the lack of boys and
finances. To equip a football team
for this school now would require
"Wo instructed our coach to
continue his study of war athletic
possiHIIitieaMbthe idea in vi
ofc making elcry pbttible effort to
begin football at the beginning of
the next school year."
Makes Home Here
Recent newcomers to Carteret
county are the McKays of the
Beaufort-Morehead City causeway.
Formerly of Danville, Va., they
came here in hopes of the seacoast
climate bettering the health of
their son, Ray, 21, who is suffer
ing from rheumatic fever.
Rav is confined to bed. but hns
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Mrs. McKay says she was over
whelmed by the welcome accorded
them bv the Morehead City Cham
ber of Commerce. Approximately
. 30 merchants presented them with
cards entitling them to receive
products or services free. This is
part of the Chamber of Com
merce's program to welcome new
comers to the town.
Other members of the McKay fa
mily are Johnny, 12, and Charles,
17, who are here with their pa
rents. Another daughter and son
remained in Danville.
Mrs. McKay is the sister of
Mrs. Robert Russell, of Russell's
Beatrice and David Talbot
Can Boast of 10 Grandparents'
Two youngsters in Carteret
county, Beatrice and David Talbot,
have 10 "grandparents," five of
whom are Grandmas and five
Grandpas. And most unusual
-bout all of this is that all 10 of
the grandparents are now living.
Beatrice, 9 years old, and David,
10 weeks old, are the children of
Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Talbot, of
On Mrs. Talbot's side of the
family are six "grandparents", and
on Mr. Talbot's side, four.
Mrs. Talbot is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Hardesty who
own and operate the store at the
intersection of highway 70 and the
road to Merrimon. Mrs. Hardesty'i
Area Between Long Bay
And Turnagdin Bay At
tacked by Flames
A fire covering 10.000 acres on
the peninsula between Long bay
and Turnagdin bay in this county
was brought under control Satur
day when state foresters anil a
platoon of Marines from Cherry
Point went into the swampy area
by boat. The flames were con
trolled by use of back-pack pumps.
The fire area was first observed
from the air by Edmund Foreman,
county warden, Thursday and on
Friday district foresters from New
Bern flew over the burning land.
PofiMisn nf the boggy nature of
the terrain it was impossible to
and South river was valuable tim
ber owned by a pulp company.
By Friday 5,500 acres of the
peninsula were believed to have
been burned over and a north
east wind was driving the flames
into the base of the peninsula.
The Marines and foresters enter
cd the burning area from Open
Grounds Saturday morning
Chili 7, Drowns
In North River
Juanita Simpson, a colored
child, 7 years old, drowned at a
bout 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon
in North river at the site of the
old North River bridge.
Coroner Pritchard Lewis, who
was calle.l to the scene at about 3
o'clock, termed the drowning ac
cidental. Juanita and her stepbrother
were crabbing and the little girl
oot in a skiff, the coroner was
told. The skiff drifted out into
the river, about 75 feet wide at
that point, and the child became
naninlrv nillloH nff har rlnlhftc anH
1 f.j '
, irieu lo wane dbck io snore wiin
The child's step father, Claud
Wallace, and two other men.
George Taylor and James Collins,
started looking for the body by
dragging a fish net. B. B. Slaugh
ter, pilot of Ocean View airways
flew over the water and sighted
the body caught in the net.
The men didn't know they had
found the child because the net
was being pulled slowly and was
far in back of the boat. They were
informed of their success by Mr.
Mr. Lewis was told of the acci
dent by Chief of Police Louis B.
Willis, Beaufort, who was notified
by James Collins.
Besides her step-father, the child
is survived by her mother, Olivia
Wallace, and several brothers and
Funeral arrangements are In
complete. Morehead Commissioners to Meet
Morehead City board of commis
sioners will meet at 7:30 tonight in
the municipal building.
parents are still living and so are
Mrs. Hardesty's father and moth
er are Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Dickin
son of Core Creek and Mr. Hard
esty's parents are Mr. and Mrs.
Robert E. Lee Hardesty of Oyster
Creek or Newport RFD.
On Mr. Talbot's side of the fa
mily are his parents. Mr. and Mrs.
Benton Talbot of Elkins, W. Va.
and Mrs. Benton Talbot's parents,
Mr, and Mrs. B. A. Turner, also of
Elkins. W. Va.
In other words, Beatrice and
David hae two sets of grandpar
ents plus three sets of great grand
parents. Are you interested, Mr. Ripley?
The school;; in Carteret county
The tentative Oct. 1 date for
school opening, set by the board of
health at a meeting Aug. 24, was
moved forward at another meet
ing of the board Friday afternoon
at the count v health office, Beau
fort. The Oct. 1 date had been
set when it appeared that schools
could not open as planned on Sept.
1 because of the seriousness of
I he polio situation.
Present at the Friday meeting
were Dr. K. P. B. Bonner, chair
man; Dr. N. Thomas Knnctt, sec
retary; Dr. D. J. Fine, Morehead
lily Mayor (ienrgc W. Dill, Beau
fort Mayor I. W. Hassell, Dr. F.
K. Hyde. Paul Jones, and County
Superintendent of Schools II. L.
Board of education members
present were Clvt li s V. Webb and
Dr. L. W. oMoie.
It took the board on'v 10 min
utes of discussion Pi make its de
cision on the grounds that the po
lio incidence in the state as a
whole is greatly on the decline. It
was .'lisp pointed nut that the re
cent cool weather indicated an
early fall, thus eliminating the
hazard of hot weather which is be
lieved conducive to infantile par
alysis. Superintendent .loslyn was es
pecially anxious to start school as
soon as possible because of the
all-around hardship that the post
ponement had caused. He asked
that schools be opened Wednesday
or Tuesday (today) if at all pos
sible. He stated that it would take a
bout five days to get his teaching
staff together, but believed he
could do it in one day less if called
upon to do so.
Another factor figuring in the
board's decision was the fact that
the onset of the county's last polio
case, Clarice Mason. 11 year-old
Atlantic girl who died from the
disease, was on Sept. 6, IS days
before the proposed Sept. 21 open
ing date. This is one day more
than the two-week incubation pe
riod of polio.
This, combined with the fact
that the week's polio cases in the
state were only half as large ar
the previous week's, made the
board friendly to the proposal.
Dr. Hyde put the proposal into
a motion, seconded by Mayor Has
sell and passed unanimously by
Following the meeting. Dr. En
nett, county health officer, an
See COUNTY SCHOOLS Page 7
Clyde Jones Elected lo Stale Office
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Clyde Jones, of Clyde Jones Gas
and Appliance company, Morehcsd
City, is pictured above in his of
fice following his return from
Greensboro last week where he
was elected vice-president of the
newly-formed North Carolina Liq
uefied Petroleum Gas corporation.
Other officers are W. S. Lander
of Charlotte, president, and H, M.
Dickens, Whiteville, secretary
treasurer. Organized as a nonprofit organ
ization without capital stock, the
assoication of liquefied gas deal
ers was set up, the constitution
states, to promote and develop the
industry and to serve the best in
terests of its members and the
Efficiency in methods of manu
facture, distribution, sales and ac
counting in the industry and dis
1,266 Men Register for Induction;
County Offices Closed Saturday
Down East Power lo Go
Oil Twice This Week
The electrical power from
Itemifort east will be off from
!) to 11 a.m. tomorrow morning
(Wednesday) and from 9 to It
a.m. Thursday, George Stnv.ill,
manager of Tide Water Power
company's local office, announ
Low lines in the vicinity of
Hardesty's store will he liflrd
tomorrow and the following day
the lepcling job on the Atlantic
line will be completed.
To date 189 new poles have
been set with only live stop
pages of power. Most or Hie
poles were placed with the pow
Farmers to See
On Sweet Potatoes
The farm of Thomas Oglesby,
Crab Point, will be the scene of a
demonstration on the digging and
handling of sweet potatoes, prior
to storage, on Friday morning at
9:30, R. M. Williams, county agent,
Henry M. Covington, horticulture
extension specialist, will conduct
The purpose of the demonstra
tion will be to put a better pro
duct on (the markc(, Mr. Williams
said, and also to help. prevent a
great deal of Carteret eounty fann
ers' losing their potatoes due to
improper, handling, curing, and
Tht county agent emphasized
the necessity of fumigating sweet
potato storage houses. Twenty
farmers attended such a demons
tration Wednesday afternoon at
Cleveland Gillikin's farm, Bettie.
The local sweet potato crop will
not be hnrvnsted for about a
month, Mr. Williams said, and esti
mated that dry weather will slight
ly eui the yield.
semination of ideas and informa
tion advancing these aims will al
so be a concern of the organiza
tion, according to the constitution.
The association will also work
"to increase the effectiveness of
gas service for light, cooking, heat,
power and other uses for the mu
tual benefit of the distributors
and users of liquefied petroleum
gases," it is stated.
Although only 40 gas firms were
represented at the organizational
meeting, - more than 150 liquefied
gas companies in the state will be
eligible for membership.
Active membership will be re
stricted to persons or firms engag
ing in wholesale or retail sates in
the state. Manufacturers of lique
fied gases and equipment outside
the state may become associate
members. Honorary memberships
art also planned.
Final draft registration figures
for Carteret county were 1,266,
counted after the close of registra
tion Saturday. All late registra
tion will be taken at the draft
board office located in the law of
fice of Wiley Taylor, Jr., Beaufort,
draft board chairman.
Boys becoming 18 are required
to register within five days after
their 18th birthday, Taylor de
clared. Taylor also emphasized
the requirement that changes of
address be registered with the
draft board. There is a penalty
for failure to notify changes of
address, he said.
Those eligible for the draft
(nun fathers, non-vets, unmarried)
totalled 37B out of the l,2(i6 regis
tered, Taylor announced. Ques
tionnaires have already heen mail
ed to those. The remainder will
receive their questionnaires after
Men of draft age who are el
rolled in high school or college
may receive temporary defer
ments, according to a provision of
the draft law (P. L. 759 80th
A high school student ordered
to report for induction may have
his induction postponed (a) until
the time of his graduation, or (b)
until he attains his 20th birthday,
or (c) until his work is no longer
satisfactory, whichever is earliest.
A college student ordered to re
port for induction may have his
induction postponed (a) until the
end of the academic year or (b)
until his work is no longer satis
factory, whichever is earlier.
Persons concerned should con
sult the draft board for detailed
information concerning these provisions.
Leaves for Pacific
The USS George Clymer which
made port here Saturday morning,
the first United States port it had
been in since Dec. 15, 1947, left
Sunday afternoon for the Panama
Canal zone and the west coast.
The Clymer had just returned
from China on a mission, the na
ture of which the executive officer,
Comm. James S. Brown, could not
reveal. He inferred, however, the
Clymer had not simply returned
from a 'oy ride.
The ship, a combat transport,
was recently awarded a battle ef
ficiency pennant and was one of
only two ships in its class to re
ceive this honor. i
The pennant, a red triangle cen
tered with a black sphere, was fly
ing briskly from the transport's
yardarm. It was awarded on the
basis of efficiency in battle arid
readiness conditions during the
The Clymer, a unit of the Pacific
fleet, had been operating under
the Atlantic fleet. Commander
Brown explained. The executive
officer commented that he was
particularly glad to have come into
Morehead City so that he could,
renew his acqaintance with W. C.
Carlton, 3305 Arendell street, with
whom he served during the war.
Men Agree lo Division
Of Salter Path Fisheries
The recent dispute over fisheries
along the southern beach of Bogue
Banks was settled by dividing the
area under dispute between the
Belhaven Fish and Oyster com
pany and the Salter Path fishing
The section over which there
was argument as to what fishery
belonged to whom was 6.3 miles
long. Belhaven agreed to take the
western half of this beach, from
Rum's Road to Rice Path and the
Salter Path crew has taken the
eastern half, from the Tea House
fishery to Rum's Road.
Tide Table v;
Tuesday, Sept. 21
0 5?. AM 3:38 AM
10:03 PM 4:13 PM
Wednesday, Sept. 22 -10:27
AM 4:09 AM
10:37 PM 4:51 PM
Thursday, Sept. 23
11:05 AM 4:42 AM
11:15 PM . 5:35 PM
Friday. Sept 24
11:53 AM 5:23 AM
12 Midnight 6:29