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A linger of TOE EEAUFCHT HEWS (Established 1912) and THE TWIN CITY THIES (Established 193S)
38th YEAR NO. 57'
MOREHEAD CITY, AND BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1948
PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAY!
Two Morehead City Churches Undertake Extensive Building Program
First Baptist Church
To Add Sunday School
Details on the construction of
the new education building to be
built by the First Baptist church,
Morehead City, the Rev. Dr. John
H Bunn, minister, were settled
The contract for the building, to
be constructed at an estimated cost
.of $69,000 has been let to E. C.
Willis and Sons, Morehead City.
The building will go up on the
property adjoining the church, lo
cated on the northeast corner of
the Bridges and 9th street inter
section. The church auditorium,
too, will be remodeled. Cost of
that work has not yet been esti
mated, according to Mr. Bunn.
The new Sunday school will con
tain 35 classrooms for all depart-
ments, from the nursery to the
adult, a recreation room, dining
room, kitchen, office, pastor's
study, and assembly room.
Work has already started on
tearing down the house which
stands now on the new Sunday
school site. Ground breaking cere
monies for the Sunday school are
expected to take place in two
The building will be of concrete
block with brick veneer. Plans for
remodeling the present sanctuary
call for brick veneer also.
Thirty-five thousand dollars has
been raised to meet the cost of
the building program. Plans for a
new building began about five
1 Dr. Roy Norton
To Speak' Here
' Stale Health Officer Will De
liver Address to County
j Dr. J. W. Roy Norton, state
health officer, will be the guest
speaker Wednesday night, Dec.
15, at the monthly meeting of the
Carteret County Medical society.
Dr. Norton will speak on the
state health budget and funds to
be requested from the legislature
Guests who have been invited
to hear Dr. Norton are Dr. J. F.
Robertson, Wilmington, president
of the State Medical society, Bos
M coe p. McMillan, Red Springs, sec
retary of the State Medical society,
H. S. Gibbs, Morehead City, Car
teret county's representative in the
legislature, D. W. Ward, New
Bern, and John D. Larkin, Tren
ton, state senators from this dis
trict. This meeting, originally schedu
led for Monday, Dec. 13, has been
postponed to the night of the 15th.
Dr. N. Thomas Ennett, county
, health officer, is in charge. Theme
of the evening's program is public
Progress On Play
Rehearsals are progressing ra
pidly for the Newport senior class
play "Spring Fever," under the
direction of Miss Emma Watson.
The performance will be another
' feather in the cap of Newport high
school who has given such iplen
Vl did entertainment in the past , as
"Miss Jimmy" and "The Little
Clodhopper." Miss Watson urges
everyone to see the fine acting of
' these young men and women In
this delightful comedy.
The story is full of the spirit
of youth with its problems in
' adolescent growing pains. . Peggy
. Mann, as the .mother of three,
. turns in an unusual characteriza-
tion as does Judy Mann as the
' maiden aunt and Jimmy Rice as
( the fond father of Baby "Bobkins."
,l other members of the cast in-
K" lude Darrell Mann at Jacky How-
i ard who has "spring fever" all the
i year round, Bobby Mann as Jacky'a
I chum, Clayton Cannon as the ath
J letic coach, Betty Jean Edwards as
; Jacky's kid sister, Lucille Davis as
Price's wife, Shirley Rhue as Jac
J ky's weakness, Patsy Parker as the
general help. .
The tickets can be obtained from
1 members of the senior elass.- -
" Cleo Garner, Reporter
Cast Of Joan
Jessie Devonchik to Play
Part of -Joan in Anderson
Miss Doris Leach, director of
the Little Theatre play, "Joan of
Lerraine," by Maxwell Anderson,
today announced the cast. The
play will be given some time after
Joan, also Mary Gray, will be
played by Jessie Devonchik; the
director, Jimmy M?sters, by D. G.
Bell; Al, the stage manager, by
Lt. Robert Davis; Aurore, Ella
Margaret Morris; Jacques d'Arc,
also the part of Duncis, by Earl
Pierre D'Arc, Charles Dunman;
Jean d'Arc, Lawrence Benedict;
St. Michael, also the Archbishop
of Rheims, Thomas Respass; St.
Catherine, Thelma Branch; St.
Margaret. Lois Chapin; Jean de
Metz, William Martin; La Hire, Dr.
Eugene Roelofs; Alain Chartier,
The Dauphin, Carter Broad;
Georges de Tremoille and Father
Massieu, Charles Markey.
Joan of Lorraine is the story of
a play within a play and a com
paratively new drama, having been
first presented to an audience in
The Little Theatre group, organ
ised two months ago, baa met
weekly at,vtheCrvk center. More
hUo City, v It was decided tenta
tively, soon after the initial meet
ings, to produce "The Voice of
the Turtle" but the members later
agreed on "Joan of Lorraine."
The cast rehearsed last night in
the Morehead City school auditor
ium, but Miss Leach remarked
that until nearer the time of pro
duction rehearsals will continue in
the civic center.
Glee Oub, Choir
To Give Program
At PTA Meeting
The famous annual Christmas
program presented at the Decem
ber Parent-Teacher meeting in
Beaufort will again be presented
this year, Tuesday, Dec. 14, in the
school auditorium at i o'clock.
The school glee club and the
graded school choir will sing
Christmas anthems, carols, and
songs of the Nativity. The glee
club will appear in the new robes
of deep red which were purchased
last year and the graded school
choir will wear white robes.
In the high school glee club are
55 students, while the graded
school choir is composed of 45
boys and 45 girls.
A silver offering will be taken
and used to defray glee club and
choir expense. ; .
The glee club will visit homes
of lick persons and shut-ins Fri
day night, Dec. 17, and sing Chirst
mas carols. Names of the persons
who would like the group to "sere
hade" them that night should be
sent to Mrs. Hassell as soon as
After the carro'ling, the singers
will go to the Scout building on
Pollock street for recreation and
Lamps,. Tables, Chairs
Needed aJ Canteen
Furnishings are needed for the
Teen-Age Canteen in the Scout
building on Pollock street, the PTA
committee in charge announced
Needed most of all are floor
lamps, card tables, and chairs.
Anyone having this type of furni
ture which they will donate should
contact , Mrs. Charles Hassell or
Mr. Grayden Paul, t Beaufort. : A
truck or automobile will pick up
the contributions.. ...
- In charge of the Saturday night
parties at the canteen during Dec
ember will be Mrs. Ernest Davit.
A one-week term of superior
court, to try civil cases, will open
in Beaufort at the court house
To Hear Address
Prof. L. O. Armstrong of the
School cf Education at N. C. State
college will be the principal speak
er at a meeting of the Carteret
County State College club to be
held at the recreational center,
Morehead City, at 6:30 tomorrow
A native of Tyrrell county, Pro
fessor Armstrong joined the State
college faculty on July 21, 1921,
and has been associated with the
college since that date.
Me was educated at State col
lege, where he earned hi B.S. de
gree in 1921 and his M.S. degree
in 1932. He has also done graduate
work at the University of Missouri,
Cornell university, and the Univer
sity of Chicago.
Professor Armstrong is past
president of the audio-visual sec
tion of the North Carolina Educa
tion association and is chairman
of the Raleigh Chapter of the Film
Council Of America. He is a mem
ber of Alpha Zeta, Phi Kappa Phi,
the National Education associa
tion, and the American Vocational
There will also be shown a pic
ture of a football game, starting
at 7 p.m. The public is invited.
Officers of the Carteret County
State College club are H. S. Gibbs,
Jr., president. H. L. Joslyn, vice
president, both of Morehead City,
and R. M. Williams, secretary,
Bicycle Licenses, Town
Tags to Co on Sale
Bicycle licenses will go on sale
for the first time in the history
of Morehead City tomorrow. They
will be little yellow metal tags, si
milar to license plates, about 2 12
inches wide and 2 inches deep.
Town automobile tags for 1949
will go on sale tomorrow also.
Both can be obtained at the city
clerk and treasurer's office in the
Rolarians Will Discuss .
"City and Community Improve
ment" will be the theme of the
Beaufort Rotary club program at
the Inlet Inn tonight. Dinner will
be served at 6:45.
Dr. WV L. Woodard, chairman
of the Beaufort Planning board,
and several other members of the
planning board will conduct the
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MOV I Hap CI Y H C
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Beaufort PTA Will Sponsor
Evening of Fun Tonight
To obtain money for fully equip
ing the libraries at Beaufort school
the Parent Teacher association will
sponsor Bargain Nighty tonight at
the Idle Hour Amusement center,
Atlantic Beach. ,.
For the single admission price
of $1 each person may spend
the evening playing shuffleboard,
shooting pool, bowling, or dancing.
A large per rentage of the ad
mission price will go to the PTA
treasury, announced Mrs. Robert
Safrit. Jr., and Mrs. James Pot
ter III, co-chairmen of the ways
and means committee.
"This is a splendid opportunity
to get your friends together and
have an evening of fun with so
little cost," commented Mrs. Safrit.
Tickets are on sale at the drug
stores in both Beaufort and More
head City, at Hill's in Morehead
City, beauty shops in Beaufort,
and they can be obtained from Mrs.
Safrit, Mrs. Potter, and all child
ren in grades from 6 to 12 who at
tend Beaufort school.
Julian Wade Answers
Te Drunkenness Charge
Julian Wade appeared in More
head City mayor's court yesterday
afternoon to answer to a charge of
drunkenness on - which he was
found guilty. He paid $15 and
Walker George, fisherman on a
menhaden boat, charged with pub
lic drunkenness, forfeited bond
when he failed to appear. For
shooting out a street light with an
air rifle on Thanksgiving Day Mur
rill Smith was charged; with van
dalism and ordered to pay $5 and
The chief of police, E. J. Willis,
received notification from Dr. C.
E. Paden, veterinarian, that two
dogs from the Morehead City, area,
found to be rabid, were destroyed
last. week. Dr. Paden urged that
the police pick up stray dogs and
see that, homeowners keep pets
confined to their own premises.
HIGH ;V . LOW
Tuesday,. Nov. 30
7:39 a.m. ;. , , .' c i 1:18 a.m.
7:55 p.m. . 2:11 p.m.
Wednesday, Dee. 1
8:25 a.m. . 2:03 a.m.
8:39 p.m. v 2:57 p.m.
Thursday, Dec, 8
9:09 a.m. w ..... . 2:48 a.m.
9:25 p.m. . 2:42 p.m.
Friday, Dec 3
9 52 a.m. ' 3:32 a.m.
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First Three Men Leave
County lor Army Service
The first men to leave Car
teret county for Induction In the
Army uunder the 1948 selective
service act went yesterday morn
ing to Fort Bragg, N. C.
They are Clarence Davis, Jr.,
Beaufort, Doxier Henderson and
Paul Bowden, Newport.
Eighteen men from this coun
ty will be sent for physical
examinations in December. Wi
ley Taylor, Jr., acting chairman
of the induction board, today re
minded 18-year-olds that they
must register with the board
within five days after they be
Newport Residents Get
60 Days to Comply With
New Sanitation Code
The time for complying with
the new Newport sanitation code
has been lengthened to 60 days, Dr.
N. Thomas Ennett, health officer
Letters to persons in Newport
owning insanitary outside toilets
were sent out last week. These
letters listed names of carpenters
who will assist in building toilets
that comply with the state law
and stated that the NeVport chief
of police, C. M. Garner, and the
county sanitarian, A. D. Fulford,
are available for assistance and
consultation in regard to compli
ance with the code.
The time usually given for com
pliance with a new ordinance is
More Than 2 Inches Rain
Fell In County Sunday
Close to 2 12 inches of rain fell
Sunday and Sunday night, E.
Stamcy Davis, official weather ob
server, reported yesterday. Exact
figure was 2.43 inches.
Motorists whose cars stood out
doors all night during the deluge
realized that many a drop of water
pounded to earth when they
couldn't get their cars started yes
terday morning. '
Temperatures and rainfall since
last Tuesday, Nov, 23, are as fol
Tuesday ... 62
Wednesday .... 60
Thursday ........ 92
Friday ........ 70
Saturday ...:...... 71
"We're very well pleased with
the large number of toys collected
Friday night and express our ap
preciation to all residents of the
town who cooperated," Robert
(Bobbie) Bell, chairman of the
Jaycee Christmas activities com
mittee, commented today.
Four trucks covered the town
Friday night and picked up toys.
These were taken to the recreation
center on Shepard street where
the Jaycees will repair them in
time for distribution at Christmas.
Residents who did not have toys
ready for collection Friday night
may have them picked up within
the next few weeks by phoning
Mr. Bell, 5161. Firemen will also
call for and repair toys.
Both the Jaycees and firemen
are continuing with their collec
tion and repair projects individu
ally but will cooperate on the dis
tribution. The names of families to whom
the toys will be given will be sup
plied by the senior Chamber of
Commerce, Mr. Bell stated.
Jaycees who assisted in the col
lection Friday night were Charles
Willis, Floyd Chadwick, Jr., ColU
Hepler, Farrcn Beck, Quinc)
Stimpson, Bruce Goodwin, Luther
Lewis, Harvey Gaskins, L. E.
Wade, James G. Murdoch, Jr.,
and Mr. Bell.
Trucks from the Whiteway laun
dry, L k W Food store, and Sound
Appliance company were used.
1949 Automobile License Tags
Will Go On Sale Tomorrow
RALEIGH, N. C, Orange and
black will again be the color
scheme as North Carolina license
plates for 1949 go on sale tomor
row, Dec. 1, at the Motor Vehicle
department In Raleigh and the, 63
branch offices throughout the
The '49 plates, which the depart
ment said had already been manu
factured and distributed to the
branch offices, will have black let
ters on an orange background
the reverse of this year's tags.
inmates of Central Prison nave
First Methodist Church
To Build Sanctuarv
The First Methodist church,
Morehead City, the Rev. Lester A.
Tilley, minister, has undertaken
a $100,000 building program, with
work on the new church expected
to start early next year.
The new structure will be erect
ed on the site of the present church
at the southwest corner of the
Bridges and 9th street intersec
tions. The present structure will be
torn down and during the construc
tion period workshop services will
be held in (he brick Sunday School
building, south of the old frame
church building in which the con
gregation has worshipped for 70
years. The Sunday school building
was constructed 20 years ago.
The new church, Georgian de
sign, will be of brick with a white
marble veneer front wall within
the portico, cast stone sills and
trim, slate roof, and a white spire
100 feet high.
The plot on which the church
will be built consists of 8,500
square feet and the structure will
occupy 4,721 square foci or 55.54
per cent of the site.
Maximum seating capacity in the
sanctuary will he 445. Walls and
floor will be of fireproof material
and the roof supported by steel
Members of the building commit
tee, appointed by the board of
stewards, are the following: Lu
ther Hamilton, chairman, George
R. Wallace, Walter P. Freeman,
Charles N. Bennett, A. B. Roberts,
and W. M. Dye.
Five more members are being
added to this committee, Mr. Til
ley announced yesterday. Four of
them will be women,
even if it were not in an unrepair
able state, would no longer be in
keeping with the Church's growth
and requirements, nor indeed with
the growth and expansion of the
A call for bids on the new
church will go out the first of the
year. Architects are Linthicum and
A large part of the cost of the
building is already on hand, Mr.
Tilley stated, and commented that
the congregation is most enthusias
tic about the building program.
Enrolled in the church now are
Nurses To Buy
Proceeds from "Hollywood Ca
pers," the play to be sponsored by
the Carteret County Registered
Nurses club, will be used to pur
chase supplies which can be lent
to persons in whose homes there
Is sickness and who cannot afford
to buy such supplies themselves.
The club hopes to purchase a
hospital bed, crutches, a wheel
chair, and other types of equipment
needed to care for sick people,
"Hollywood Capers" will be
given at 8 o'clock Friday night,
Dec. 10, in the Morehead City
school auditorium under the direc
tion of Tressa Vickers, president
of the Nurses club.
The all-male cast will be More
head City Junior Chamber of Com
merce members who will play the
parts of Hollywood's most gla
morouos stars. In addition, the
Rockettes, Radio City Music Hall's
famous chorus girls, will appear.
F. L, Simmons, Goldsboro, re
cently purchased the Math Owens
grocery store on Turner street,
Beaufort. Mr. Owens, however,
still assists Mr. Simmons in its op
eration. already made around 800,000
plates at a cost to the department
of 10 cents a pair, and will manu
facture more as needed. Of the
. The Motor Vehicle Depart
ment branch office for sale of
1849 license tags In Carteret
county Is located at W. M. Dye
Son garage, 5M ArendeU
street, Morehead City. ;
total plates, around 700,000 have
been shipped to the branch offices,
strategically located throughout
Morehead City Business
men to Give $1,000 In
Morehead City nierchanls will
launch today their collective
Christmas trade promotion cam
paign. Between now and Christmas
they will give away $1,000 in cash
A total of $600 will be given
away this Saturday, Dec. 4, the fol
lowing Saturday, Dec. 11, and the
Saturday before Christmas, Dec.
18, $200 each Saturday.
One winner each Saturday will
receive $100, another $50. two will
receive $20 each and one will re
A givc-aw-.-y of $400 will climax
the Christmas shopping period.
The day before Christmas one
winner will receive $200, one $100,
two will receive $40 each, and one
will receive $20.
The gifts will be given away on
the dates specified at 1:30 p.m. in
front of the municipal building on
Beginning i:t 9 a.m. today mer
chants will give away tickets for
every dollar's worth of merchan
dise purchased. These tickets will
determine which customer will
participate in a quiz in front ol
the municipal building. The win
ner of these quizzes will receive
the cash prizes.
"The questions asked will be
very easy," promised R. G. Lowe,
secretary of the Chamber of Com
merce. This id the third year Morehead
City merchants have undertaken a
special Christmas trade campaign:'
Count ians Attend
n.i ii. i' I
Sam Edwards, Robert Laughtotl
and R. M. Williams, of the county
farm bureau, attended a meeting
of farm bureau leaders in Raleigp
Saturday where resolutions were
unanimously adopted opposing any
increase in the announced 1949
flue-cured tobacco quota and favor
ing 90 per cent parity support od
all basic commodities.
At this meeting it was also an
nounced that the state farm bu
reau tobacco committee had receiVr
ed a check for $3,000 from ttl
American Tobacco company to be
used in furthering tobacco research
through the farm bureau. ,
The money will be made a part
of the $35,000 fund the state farm
burueau is raising to supplement
State college salary allocations ts
an effort tp overcome through rev
search the tremendous loss farmers
suffer each year through insect
and disease damage to plants. '
the State for the convenience of
motorists. The remaining ones will
go on sale at the department 'in,
L, C. Rosser, motor vehicle com
muwioncr, said vehicle registration
in North . Carolina had reached
955,000 this year, and he estiraa
ted that it would probably hit a
million in 1949. ; ;
Rosser said the tremendous Job
of running the 1949 registration
cards had been completed and that
all cards would be mailed by Dec,
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