Carteret County news-times. (Beaufort and Morehead City, N.C.) 1948-current, September 21, 1948, Image 1
CARTERET COUNTY Astronomical Dala I ME 10c Sun Sets Tonight 6:07 p.m. Sun Rises Tomorrow 5:56 a.m. Moon Sets Tonight 8:45 a.m. 'Moon Rises Tomorrow 8:17 p.m. A Merger ol THE BEAUFORT NEWS (Established 1912) and THE TWIN CITY TINES (Established 1936) 38th YEAR NO. 37. EIGHT PAGES MOREHEAD CITY, AND BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1948 EIGHT PAGES PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS Comity Schools Open Today, Health Board Decrees - Morehead City High School Turn Thumbs Down on 48 Dr, Job Morris Tells Rotarians 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 40 towns. 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 Jdexwas given, - 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 . n i . !! 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 Linda Lon?. 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, Morehead City. " 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, Receives Appointment 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 . 1. IK.I-nll m..l.J.111 ! Wli IWIHH I. Ill .lillM III. J i ;; m ' Ski i y '? VA - 1 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 Marcus. 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 Marriage, Hueston. 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 ton Raison. 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 Whitney. v - 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 f. a., ,..A ii:: ,.... ..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 the top. 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 permanently. 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, Beaufort's historian. OfficialsmM-mt Fire FootbalWLMt! 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 $2,600. "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." Danville Family 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 . ....... , .7' . . 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 Creek. , 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 North River. 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 tontrol Saturday 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 ton boat 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. Slaughter. 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 sisters. 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 Mr. Hardesty's. 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 open today. 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. .loslyn. 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 the members. Following the meeting. Dr. En nett, county health officer, an See COUNTY SCHOOLS Page 7 Clyde Jones Elected lo Stale Office - v K FV . , -m a tftmrnmumtn jr- i im 1 i V A Mm V' sx' V ' ' ' 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 public. 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 ced vesterday. 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 er on. Farmers to See Demonstration 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, has announced. Henry M. Covington, horticulture extension specialist, will conduct the demonstration. 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 storing. 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 Sept. 30 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 Congress). 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. Combat Transport 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 past year. 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 crew. 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; HIGH LOW 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 X'