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A Merger of THE BEAUFC3T NEWS (Established 1912) and THE TWIN CITY TIMES (Established 1936)
38th YEAR NO. 60.
MOREHEAD CITY, AND BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1948
PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAY!
Morehead City Churches Will Join
In Christmas Service Sunday Night
Assistant Fire Chief Re
quests Action for Larger
Beaufort town commissioners
adopted at their December meet
ing Monday night a planning board
and zoning ordinance similar to the
one drawn up for Chapel Hill. The
Chapel Hill ordinance is the pat
tern under which the planning
board has been operating since it
was appointed in October.
The planning board now has
authority to go ahead with pro
jects it deems necessary for the
improvement of the town.
Only one bid was received for
the laying of 800 feet of sewer
line from Mulberry street down
Hedrick to Cedar. This bid, $1,
945 from T. A. Loving and Com
pany, was rejected and more bids
will be requested, the board deci
ded. These will be considered at
their February session.
Julius Duncan, Jr., assistant fire
chief, explained to the board that
an increased supply of water is
needed in the town. At present
Tide Water Power company is sup
plying only the minimum amount,
her reported. Three hundred gal
lons per minute can be pumped
for a period of eight hours where
as 1,500 gallons per minute is ac
tually needed. This would mean
lowej fire insurance rates, Mr.
1 Shoyt'I ijother earning i actory
locate here, it would have to dig
its own wells, he told the commis
sioners. It was also pointed out
that the commissioners authorized
the placing of a fire hydrant at
Front and Fulford street five years
ago but the hydrant has not yet
Hiram Kerr was officially ap
pointed member of the town
police tofce, replacing Mac Wade.
One man is going to receive sev
eral thousand cheery Christmas
greeting cads this year and be
very unhappy about the whole situ
ation. He has charge of the post of
fice's undeliverable mail "nixies,"
in the jargon of. the mail carriers.
Last year, the local post office
played reluctant host to a large
quantity of other people's holiday
mair, left homeless because of
faulty addressing. Nationally, the
toll of undeliverable Christmas
cards, letters, and packages ran
into the millions. -
Postmaster Harold W. Webb,
Morehead City, points out that
careless addressing spells trouble
for the sender, as well as extra
headaches for postal clerks at a
season when they're already work
ing around the clock to keep the
holiday mails moving.
"Each year, thousands of long
friendships suddenly turn chilly
when an eagerly-awaited Christmas
card or gift falls to arrive," he ob
serves. "Mail promptly," he -adds. All
packages and all Christmas cards
for out-of-State delivery should be
in the post office by Dec. 10, and
all cards for local delivery should
be mailed at least a. week before
Christmas. " '
"Affix stamps firmly. Don't just
give stamps a lick and a pat they
may fall off en route.
"Address plainly and complete
See POSTOFFICE Page 7 '
Tile Laying Demonstration
To Take Place at Monday
- Farmers will be shown the cor
4 rect way io lay tile in a demonstra
, tion at Sam Pollock's farm, New
port, at 2 o'clock Monday after
noon, Roy Beck, county soil con
servationist, announced today.
Conducting the demonstration
will be George Renfro. engineer
', with the conservation district, and
R. P. Moore, district conservation
ist from Goldsboro.
: Mr. Beck stated ibat all farmers
are invited. . -
New Bern Little Theater
To Give 'Dear Ruth' Here
Under the sponsorship of the
Carteret county Little Thaler
group, New Bern Little Theater
will present the comedy, "Dear
Ruth" at 8 o'clock Wednesday
night in the Morehead City
"Uear Kuth" was a hit on
Broadway and was later made
Into a movie. The New Bern
Little Theater is well-known for
Its good productions and will
share the profits of Wednesday
night's entertainment with the
local theater group.
G. W. Duncan, Jr.,
Heads Draft Board
New Chairman Replaces
Wiley Taylor, Jr., Acting
Graham W. Duncan, Jr , Beau
fort, has been elected chairman of
Carteret County draft board No.
16, it was announced last week. He
replaces Wiley Taylor, Jr., acting
chairman, who, under federal law,
cannot serve because he is under
30 years of age.
Mr. Duncan W3S elected by the
board, composed of Halsey Paul,
Beaufort, and John Lashley, More
head City. Mr. Duncan served on
the board prior to his selection as
At present the draft office will
remain in the law office of Mr.
Taylor, but it wiU be located in
Umv Befrt postoffico building
beginning Jan. l, 119.
Eighteen men from Carteret
county will be sent for their p re
Induction physical several days af
ter Christmas, Mr. Taylor announc
ed. Three from this county have al
ready been inducted. They are
Clarence Davis, Jr., Beaufort, Doz
ier Henderson and Paul Bowden,
Firemen to Sponsor
Christmas Song Fest
Beaufort Fire department will
sponsor a Community Christmas
Sing at 6 o'clock Christmas Eve
on the court house lawn.
In addition to Santa Claus,
with a treat for all the kiddies,
representatives of the civic or
ganizations and churches will be
there. The program will be short,
Charles HasselL chairman, an
nounced, so that it won't inter
fere with any programs churches
may have that evening or with
other Christmas Eve plans.
The large evergreen tree on
the court house lawn was trim
med with colored lights by the
fire department on Wednesday
and colored lights were also
placed along the front of the fire
Mrs. John Nelson, Morehead
City, president ' of the county
North Carolina Education associa
tion, asked Rotarians in a talk to
the club Tuesday night at the In
let Inn to support the teachers'
proposals to the state legislature.
She gave a. summary of the
school situation throughout the
state, stressing the need for more
teachers. ' At present there are 3,
000 untrained teachers in North
Carolina schools. Last year 199
were : in colleges and universities
In this state training for the teach
ing profession, but out of this num
ber,; only 150 actually took teach
ing positions, she related.
Minimum need of the state next
year is 1,500 elementary teachers.
The main reason that there are so
few teachers is that the positions
are not attractive enough, ,Mrs.
"Salaries are too low, there are
inadequate facilities for teaching,
and poor living conditions for the
teachers," she enumerated.
Of those holding teaching posi
tions now only 5 to 7 per cent of
them are in -thel -twenties. The
majority are middle-aged or older.
Schools are crowded and teach
ers aro handicapped by inadequate
. Sec KOTAKIAN8 Pago 1 .
All the churches of Morehead
City will join in a Union Christ
mas service at 7:30 Sunday night in
the Morehead City school auditori
um. Featured at the service will be
the Morehead City high school
band and chorus, under the direc
tion of Ralph T. Wade.
The band will play the four
opening numbers on the program,
"Deck the Halls," ".lolly Old Saint
Nicholas," "The First Noel," and
the "Crusaders hym:i."
The band and chorus will parti
cipate in the processional, Onward
Christian Soldiers, and the prayer
by the Rev. W. D. Caviness, Frank
lin Memorial Methodist church,
will be followed by the singing of
the carol, "While Shepherds
Watched Their Flocks"
The congregation will sing "O
Come All Ye Faithful," accompani
ed by the band and the Rev. J. C.
Griffin, pastor of the Freewill Bap
tist church will read the scripture.
The Christmas Message will be
given by the Rev. L. A. Tilley,
First Methodist church, following
the two carols, "O Little Town of
Bethlehem" and "Hark! The He
rald Angels Sing."
Four members of the chorus will
sing "O Holy Night." Thev are Lois
Webb. June Jones, Ralph Stcrlen,
and William Lloyd.
The Girls Glee club will sing "I
Heard the Bells on Christmas
Day," followed by "Silent Night"
with Theresa Whcalton, the Boys
Glee club, Girls Glee club, the cov
gregation, and Robert Hcsscc, ac
companist. Dr. John H. Bunn, First Baptist
church, will pronounce the bene
diction. Mr. Wade predicted that the pro
gram wilt- be enjoyed by all who
love the traditional Christmas
Mr. Wade joined the 'Morenead
Cftv hieh school faculty this"alf
ras music teacher, taking over di
rection of the band and glee clubs.
For many months, the school was
without a ban , ddirector and in
spite of efforts.' of the Parent
Teacher association, the band fail
ed to prosper.
This union service will be the
first public appearance of the band
and glee clubs this year.
Today is the last day to buy
tickets for the all male cast musi
cal, "Hollywood Capers" which will
be given tonight at 8 o'clock in
the Morehead City school auditori
um. Pictured below is one of the
Rockettes, Gilda Lily, better known
to her admirers as Sam Guthrie.
The hair on the chest, she says,
offsets the tantalizing beauty
above not to mention the figure
Under the direction of Miss
Tressa Vickers, president of the
Carteret County Registered Nurses
W , ' 'A'
- i iiillllli!
Gilda Lily, a Rockette
club, which is producing the show,
the musical is expected to pack the
auditorium tonight to overflowing.
Proceeds wUl be used by the
nurses to buy sickroom supplies
for lending to needy families, while
the Jaycees will use their share oi
the proceeds to finance their
Christmas projects. This includes
cash prizes for the most beautiful
and most original home Christmas
Tickets can be purchased at
Leary's Men's store, Morehead City
and S k W drug stores, and Jay
cees or nurses. They can also oe
bought at the door.
Four Farm Bureau
Convention to Be Held at
Atlantic City, Will Open
Four members of the Carteret
County Farm bureau will attend
the national convention at Atlan
tic City next week.
They are Oscar Salter, member
ship chairman of the farm bureau,
Bpttie, Robert Laughton, vice
president of the farm bureau,
Morehead City, Thomas Oglesby
and Rutus Oglesby, both of Crab
The men will leave Saturday
morning ind travel by automobile
to Atlantic City. The convention
will open this weekend and close
The free trip to the convention
due the Carteret County Farm bu
reau for meeting its quota in the
recent membership drive, will go
to all four of the men. The "prize
money" will be apportioned among
Officers of the farm bureau, all
re-elected for the coming year,
with the exception of Sam D. Ed
wards, vice-president, are as fol
lows: J. R. Ball, Harlowe, presi
dent; Robert Laughton, Crab
Point, vice-president; Mrs. Marie
Campen, Beaufort RFD, secretary'
treasurer; Oscar Salter, Bettie,
chairman of the membership
R. AT. Williams. Beaufort, ad
visor; directors, H. T. Carraway,
Beaufort RFD, fruit and vegetable;
D. W. Truckncr, Pellctier, tobac
co; T. C. Oglesby, Crab Point,
swine; Gordon Laughton, Crab
Roy T. Garner, Newport,' dairy
ing; Neal Campen, Beauf on nr
generar crops; - L. W." Pefrctier,
Stella, forestry; Floyd Garner.
Newport RFD, soil conservation;
Guion Lewis, Bettie, sweet pota
toes. Box Car Of Food
To Leave County
Following a dedication service,
the CROP box car with food for
people overseas will move out of
Beaufort Tuesday, Dec. 21.
Details of the dedication have
not yet been planned, stated B. J.
May, county CROP chairman, but
they will be carried out in accord
ance with a suggestion received
from the state Christian Rural
Rural Overseas program office.
Food collections will be picked
up the latter part of next week, be
ginning Friday, Dec. 17. The chair
men in charge of the program in
the rural communities are request
ed to have their collections at the
S. M. Jones warehouse on Lennox
villc road no later than Saturday,
The Jones warehouse is located
next to C. G. Gaskill's feed store.
Anyone bringing in a collection of
food "should contact Mr. May,
B 4006, his business phone, or
B 5151, his home phone, and he
will open the warehouse so that
the food can be stored until it is
ready for packing.
Businessmen who have volun
teered the use of their trucks to
make collections in Beaufort and
Morehead City will be contacted
next week and a suitable time ar
ranged to pick up the food at the
schools and stores.
Mr. May has requested that groc
ery store operators save corrugat
ed cartons and contribute them to
he CROP workers so that cans
and other foodstuffs can be packed
A splendid collection . of food
was made Wednesday at the Beau
See CROP Page 7
0:41 PM -
Thousands Crowd Front Street
To Welcome Santa Claus
High School Girls to Sell
TB Christmas Seals at Booths
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The Rev. Winfrey Davis, pastor
of the First Baptist church, Beau
fort, is shown here purchasing tu
berculosis Christmas seals from
Miss Marie Webb at a booth in F.
II. Bell drug store, Beaufort. Also
seated at the table and assisting in
sales is Miss Ruth Willis.
From now until Christmas these
booths will be located each Satur
day in Morehead City, Newport,
and Beaufort. High school girls
will sell the seals.
f By Aycock Brown
During the past week I have
seen the Yuletide decorations on
most of the coastal main streets.
Elizabeth City, Washington and
Williamston each have colorful set
ups but New Bern is the only
towh I have seen where the over
head arches of vari-colored elec
tric bulbs arc supplemented with
native foliage ... In New Bern
the Yuletide Street arches arc
draped in Spanish Moss and it is
very pleasing effect at this season,
especially in New Bern where
there arc so many old buildings,
spires and domes.
In Beaufort and Morehead City
at Christmas time many of the
boats in port display a Christmas
tree at the top of their masts,
which I have been told is a very
old custom in waterfront towns.
Having read some of my recent
blurbs about yaupon and yaupon
tea, former state representative
Theodore Meekins in Mantco last
weke stopped to remind me that
I didn't "know anything about yau
pon." "Why I can remember the time
when they used to bring it to Man
teo from down the Banks by the
barrelfulls. We would buy it for
25 cents a barrel and then sell it
for 40 cents. The yaupon in those
days was cured by the old-fashioned
method. The Bankers would
bury a hogshead in the ground, fill
it with green yaupon leaves and
twigs and then add heated ballast
stones. The heat -from the ballast
stones would cure the leaves and
in those' days (it was about 1900)
a great many folks here in Manteo
drank yaupon tea in preference to
coffee," he said.
Hamilton Cochran of the Satur
day Evening Post was one of the
guests at Joe Massolctti's Honorary
Tar Heel banquet honoring Gov
ernor Cherry in New York City
last week. Cochran is the man
See WATERFRONT Page 7
Changes Business Hours
Wiley Taylor, Sr., Beaufort post
master, announced today that the
postoffice will be open from 8 a.
m. to 6 p. m. next Saturday, Dec.
Mr. Taylor" stated that the post
master general has requested, urg
ed, and warned all mailers of
Christmas packages and cards to
get them in the mail as soon as
possible, if not immediately.
"This is the greatest holiday sea
son ever to confront the postal
service," the postmaster stated.
; Mr. Tsylor reported that some
Christmas cards already have been
mailed, and said that unless more
come in during the coming week
many persons will be disappointed
that their cards did not reach the
addressee by Christmas day, -
At 1 o'clock this afternoon a
special tuberculosis prevention
program will be presented at the
Quern Street school, Beaufort. A
hiniiin 1 1 It., u!,r,u;n nnrl thn lii. '
lory of the tuberculosis associa
Ch iirman of the Christmas seal
sale in the county is W. H. Taylor,
Jr., Beaufort. Goal this year is
several thousand dollars which will
be used to linance the visit of a
mobile free chest X-ray unit to this
Will Award Prizes
Dec. 20, Dec. 23
Cash prizes for the bcsl-decora-ted
Christmas window in places of
business in Beaufort will be award
ed by the Junior Woman's club
Monday, Dec. 20,
Decorations of front yards and
porches will be judged Thursday,
Dec. 23, and uwards made that day.
In compliance with requests
made by the town planning board
the club decided on a project it
felt necessary for the improvement
of Beaufort. They agreed at the
meeting Monday night in the Ann
Street Methodist church building
that extension of town limits was
In addition to decorating the
town, the club will also provide a
Christmas dinner for a needy fa
mily and toys for the children. A
survey is being made by the fire
department and names of those
needing assistance will be obtain
ed from that organization.
If feasible, the club will add to
the present town decorations by
placing tiny Christmas trees at
each lamp post next week.
Mrs. Frances Dickens, a former
member, was welcomed into the
club, as well as Miss Arnccia Wi
ley, a new member.
The dinner was served by the
Woman's Society of Christian Ser
vice, Ann Street Methodist church.
Morehead Businessmen To
Give Away $200 Tomorrow
Two hundred dollars will be a
warded to Morehead City shoppers
again tomorrow at 1:30 in the aft
ernoon at the municipal building.
This cash prize program Is part
of the Morehead City Chamber of
Commerce's Christmas trade cam
paign which will continue until the
dcy before Christmas when $400 in
cash will be given away.
Prizes tomorrow will be as fol
lows: one $100 prize, a $50 prize,
two $20 prizes and one $10 prize.
The awards on the day before
Christmas will be one $200 prize,
one $100 prize, two $40 prizes and
one $20 prize.
Chairman of the Christmas trade
promotion committee is Bernard
Clambake Tomorrow Night!
Smyrna PTA's big clambake and
square dance will get under way
tomorrow . night at the Willis
Brothers clamhouse, Williston.
Proceeds 'from the affair will be
used for improvement! to Smyrna
More than five thousand young
sters, mothers and dads jammed
Front Street, Beaufort, Wcdncs
day afternoon to welcome Good
Old St. Nick to Carteret county.
The youngsters, with letters
clutched tightly in one hand,
waved joyously with the other as
they caught sight of Santa Claus
riding on the bow of the Mistle
toe toward the post office dock.
Crowds stood along the seawall,
on the Inlet inn dock, and all along
the waterfront as Santa's yacht,
actually a Coast Guard boal, hove
to and made it possible for the
Christmas season to officially open
as the big fat man in a red suit
set foot on Beaufort.
Led by the Beaufort high school
band, looking splendid and snappy
in their green and white uniforms
the parade accompanying Santa
Claus moved west on Front street
promptly at 4 o'clock.
The Brownies and Girl Scoub
marched like veterans and the Boy
Scouts formed an escort about thr
fire I ruck where Santa sat in a
colorfully decorated chair, waving
to the crowds. Even Roma Willis
and Elmond Rhuc, firemen, were
Following close behind Santa
was a truck, loaded with his gifts
for the youngsters, and then came
the Queen Street High school band
with high-stepping drum major
ettes and every musician resplen
dent in orange and black.
Santa Claus received his letters
in front of the Sea Breeze theater
and promised each and everyone
a very merry Christmas.
Frank Hatton Appointed
Chairman; Group Plans
Morehead City Junior Chamber
of Commerce has undertaken the
tuberculosis Christmas seal sale in
The group agreed at its weekly
meeting Monday at 'the recreation
center to sponsor the project
Frank Hatton was appointed chair
man and will be assisted by Char
les Willis, Gordon Laughton, and
The Jaycees will have their
Christmas party at 7 o'clock Mon
day night at the recreation center,
entertaining their wives and girl
friends. Paul Branch was named
chairman of the Christmas party
In the bowling tournament two
more nights of the sport arc sche
duled, but it was decided to post
pone conclusion of the tournament
until after Christmas.
Following the meeting Monday
there was rehearsal for "Holly
wood Capers." Rehearsals con
tinued each night this week.
W. B. Chalk, vice-president, was
in charge of the meeting. Bruce
Goodwin, president, was . out of
Specialist in Poultry
Visits County Farmers
C. F. Parrish, poultry specialist
from State college, conferred with
poultrymen of the county yester
day. He came at the request of
In the morning he was at the
farm of Roland Barbour, More
head City, and later in the day al
Gordon Laughton's, Crab Point.
Henry Nesbitt's, Gloucester, and
the Ball Brothers, Harlowe.
Letters were sent out to poultry
growers by the county farm agent,
inviting them to any of the above
mentioned farms where they would
receive advice from Mr. Parrish on
raising of poultry.
New Growers oi Spuds
Should Apply ioPMA Cilice
New growers of potatoes should
make application for acreage al
lotments to the Production Mar
keting administration office, Beau
fort postoffice, by Saturday, Dec
18, B. J. May, PMA officer, an
Acreage allotments throughout
the nation will be cut and Carteret
county's reduction will be about
20 per cent from last year's.
The PMA office is working now
on establishing preliminary goals
These must be in Raleigh by Dec
22; The final goal will be determ
ined by the county PMA commit
tee in January. .
Lose Fight To
Oust Fish Plant
Week's Superior Couri Term
Closes With Case Against
L. R. Morris
After 10 minutes' deliberation,
Ihe jury I' lurned a verdict in fa
vor of Lambert R. Morris late yes
terday afternoon in the case Of
Charles Pake, and wife, Lennox
ville, vs. Lambert Morris, owner
and operator of the Morris Fish
The plaintiffs charged that the
Morris factory operation consti
tuted a nuisance and brought ac
tion to obtain a judgment which
would prevent its operation in the
The case opened at 1 1 o'clock
Wednesday morning and the jury
went out about ,r o'clock yesterday
Witnesses for the plaintiff testl
lied thai the odor from the fish
factory made them ill, discolored ,
and damaged the paint on their
homes, and in general made Lcnj
noxville an undesirable place tO
Witnesses for the defendant;,
John Dixon, Capt. Roy Goodwri,
Luther I'ittman, and R. W. Chad
wick, testified that they experienc
ed no ill effects from the Morris
factory, Capt. Goodwin stating that
there were bad odors but they
came from Beaufort Fisheries aod
never affected him or his family.
Others testified that the gray
discoloration to the paint was only
temporary and went away in 4
Although the Morris fish factory
is within three miles of the cor
porate limits of Beaufort, permis
sion to build the factory inthe
summer of 1047 was obtained kom
tjje Beau(crt tnw,ti board. j
aii inree attorneys ir in e- .at
tendant, Claud Wheatly, Jr., AVsh
Hamilton, and J. F. Duncan, suit,
marized their case yesterday after-,
noon before the jury. Romulus A.
Nunn, New Rem, was counsel for
See COURT Page 7
The Carteret Coonty Public lib
rary appeared in its holiday dress
this week, fn addition to a bulletin
board posted with Christmas
poems, carols, door decorations,
and Christmas borders on the
walls, Christmas books for aduTtp
The library will be closed one
week at Christmas time, from'
Dec. 22 through Dec. It. ,
are on display in the main reading
room and Yuletide stories fos
youngsters are in the children's
reading room. A Christmas trae
will be placed soon in the child
ren's department, said Mrs. L, - -Oakley,
Some of the adult books are thi
following: Miracle on 34th Street
Davies, Roads of Destiny, Henrft
The Story of the Christmas Tree,'
Pauli, The Fireside Book of Christ'
mas Stories and A Fireside Boole
of Yuletide Talcs, both by W
genknecht, The Christmas Stotf,'
Varga. ,!,- S
Christmas Annual, Masterpieces
in Color, Stories to Road at Christ
mas, Singmaster, Happy Christmas,
du Maurier, The Romance of , a
Christmas Card, Wiggin, the
World's Great Madonnas, Mans.
The Birds' Christmas Carol, Wig
gin, Christmas Bride, Hill. ' '
Among the books for children
are Sing for Children, Wheeler,
Story of Jesus, Alexander, Night '
Before Christmas, Moore, Christ- ,,.
mas Time, Schenk, Peter Rabbit's
Christmas, Graham, Christmas Ca
rols, Wyckoff. '
Santa's Footprints, The Golden .1
Christmas Book, Crampton, Whity
the Angels Sing, Carroll, Toys, Os
wald, A Grandma for Christmas
Seymour, The First Christmap
Crib, Milhous. .',, ;