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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1948
Garleret County Hews-Times
A Merger Of
The Beaufort New (est. 1912) & The Twin City Timet (est. 1936
: VhaI About the Athletic Field Lease?
L The proposal to construct a stadium and athletic field for
J. I Beaufort has merit. The Beaufort Athletic association, which
f . hopes to lease the property at Beaufort school on which the ball
-i 4 diamond is now located, has a plan which, if carried to comple-
i tion, c:n mean nothing but a splendid addition to Beaufort and
3 the county.
ViCi'" The Beaufort school board of trustees has approved the lease
which was submitted to the board of education Monday. If a
stadium and athletic field are built, pupils of Beaufort school
ty would" be entitled to use it for their athletic program, and natur
"x S"y' 11,0 ')orrt' trustees sees in it a sports program for the school
tf,j that would otherwise never be realized, at least for many, many
years to come.
5jf We feel th:;t the board of education acted wisely in not sign
5? ing the contract several moments after it was first presented to
them. However, their main reason for not signing it, namely,
Xi. that it would bind their successors to an agreement which future
;.'?.: board members would not like, is a weak line of reasoning.
jf a governing board did not plan for the future and enter
ftf- into agreements that would affect citizens in years to come there
wo'.ild be no paved streets, municipally-owned community centers,
or prrjects that mean progress and improvements beneficial to the
Under the lease, ns drawn up now, the Beaufort Athletic as
sociation will pay to the Beaufort Graded school $500 rental per
year and 5 per cent per year of the gross gate receipts over $10,
000, but this amount not to exceed $500.
If the lease is signed and the proposed $30,000 stadium sug
gested by the Athletic association not built, the school will still
receive $500 annually and have ell the privileges of using the
field which they now have. However, as long as the field is un-
lnr hfivn in Ihn Allilclir .'lnpiut inn ihn .nHKnriiit inn nlnnp will hp
f responsible for repairs or improvements there. The lease pro
ps vides, however, that by agreement of the two parties, the school
en spend money or make improvements it it wants.
The Beaulort Athletic association, according to the contract,
says that no "unlawful or offensive uses" of the property will be
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ft made. II is nm supuiaicu, nuwever, which puny win ueieiiiinie
what uses are "unlawful or offensive."
I In agreements such as this there is usually a cbuse also, per-
f haps not continually exercised, that the lessor has the right to
audit the books of the lessee,
f The Beaufort Athletic association has the right also to termi
nate the agreement, if it so desires, if the property is destroyed
"by fire or other casualty." In other words, if the large stadium
is built and a year later it burns down, the lessees can immediate
ly terminate the contract and the Beaufort school or board of edu
cation would be responsible for clearing away the debris and re
utfitting their athletic field.
We think the Beaufort Athletic association's idea is a splen
did one. We would be among the first to cheer and boost the
athletic association's program. We do feel, however, that there
re some buas in tha lease as presented ttf the board of education
J end recommend that the county attorney thoroughly study it and
f' advise the board as to what action should be taken.
Ever See a Bank Walking?
Beaufort Jaycees have undertaken a project which would be
o worthy enterprise for any civic organization. It isn't obvious
to the casual observer, but actually, the Beaufort Junior Chamber
of Commerce is a Walking Blood Bank.
Members are having their blood typed and RH factors record
ed by the laboratory technician at the Morehcad City hospital.
Whenever a patient needs a transfusion, the records of each Jay
cee are looked up and the one that fills the bill is contacted and
requested to donate blood.
John Haynes was the first to be typed and nine days later
gave some of his blood to a colored man.
The project was initiated by J. O. Barbour, Jr., who combed
practically all of eastern North Carolina recently to find a person
who give blood to his little girl who was ill in James Walker hos
If the Jaycees would have done nothing else this year, this
Walking Blood Bank project, in itself, would have gained for them
Evidently They Approve el 'Carteret'
Our blood kind of boiled at first when we saw what looked
like the Coast and Geodetic survey playing hob with our inlets,
rivers, and channels here in the county,
If we called "Widdcrs Gut" Widder's Gut, OK. We Couldn't
especially ee any improvement by changing the name to "Jump
Unfc miliar with the navigable waters in the Hatteras area,
we don't know whether navigators in this section will object to
the proposed name-changes, doing away with the "Split" and "Out
er Slue channel."
We do know that if, fishermen have known these places and
others by names such as "Widders Gut" etc. all their lives, the
names aren't going to be changed overnight by an act of Congress.
Actually, most of the revisions are merely corrections in name
spelling. And the effort to establish one correct and authorita
tive name for one stream or inlet is commendable.
We would be interested in hearing the opinion of some of the
fishermen. . The full story on these proposed changes ran on page
tin Tuesday's issue of THE NEWS-TIMES. ;
CAHTEBET COUNTY KEWS-TIMES
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. ' " " A Merger Ot
fE BEAUFORT NEWS (Ert. 1912) and THETWTN CITT TIMES (Est.lOm
' , . Published Tuesdays and Fridays By ' '
-.' - THE CARTERET PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC
t - Loctcwood Phillips Publishers Eleanor Dear Phillips
; '' ' Rut" Leckey Peeling. Executive Editor .
s . ; , -.J' 807 Evans Street, Morehmd City. N. C .
I ' - 120 Craven Street. Beaufort, N. C. 1
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. AMd" Bureau ot qrwilations """I"01
; ' entered u Second Class Matter at Morehcad CKy. N C.
. - under Act ot March , 18T9 . -
The AsKwlated press Is entitled meluslvely to use tor roublliinn t'iZ i
Ml news printed In i thta newspaper., as well 'as allAP niirs dUMtctaf
KltiU ot repubUcaUoa otherwise reserved. oupatcnes.
By Eula Nixon Greenwood
WATCH FOR THEM One af
ternoon last week a young man
who appeared to be about 35 years
old walked into a Raleigh drug
store and asked the manager to
cash a check in the amount of
$47.!6 for him. The check was
made out to Robert L. Tearson and
was signed: "United States Public
Health Service, Federal Security
Agency, by Carl L. Kunstlinft it
Then this gentleman went to a
grocery store and had a check for
$49.79 cashed. He then moved on
to another firm and made off with
$49.79 with the same ruse. He was
accompanied on each visit by a
lady who he said was his wife.
They always made a few purcases
before flashing the check.
Prior to reaching Raleigh he
cashed three similar checks in
Durham using the name of Robert
The N. C. Merchants Associa
tion, working in cooperation with
the State and Federal Bureaus of
Investigation, sent out over the
State full information on the trick
sters. However, on Saturday night
the checkflashers were still at
..FAVORITE TIME Beports
have also reached the Association
within the past week that bogus
five-,ten-, and twenty-dollar bills
are being passed in several sec
tions of the state and nation. Now.
when the Christmas rush is in full
swing, is the favorite time of the
year for counterfeiters and check
operators. They know the mer
chants dont have time to check
on the authenticity of the bills and
checks which flow across their
Store employees, managers, and
owners who are not on the alert
between now and Christmas may
POTATO PROBLEM The
North Carolina Irish potato
particularly the highly perishable,
early commercial variety grown in
Eastern North Carolina has not
been in good health for a number
of years now. This also holds true
for virtually all these June and
July potatoes grown along the
Southern Atlantic Seaboard. Had
it not been for the assistance of
Uncle Sam, many a grower would
have lost his shirt years ago, and
despite Federal helo some of the
"lnnters have not fared too well.
The only people who have consis
tently done well with the early
commercial potato are the fertili
ser manufacturers. a
Congressmen Graham Batden
and Herbert Bonner have stood by
the potato growers, and are now
attempting to get a better support
price for them. But it seems that
when one problem is settled an
other comes along.
Now It begins to look as if a
man who is thoroughly familiar
with the annual potato mess
might become chief of the Nation
al Potato Council. He Is Harry
II Hill Pay Yon To Visit Onr Store During
Our CimiSTIIAS Lay-Away
rTi3 Yl iniitn (?3 n
ear w ata
$17.50 ! $5C1G3
$25X9 to $2130.00
Geld or Platlnnm
We also carry Electric Razors, Baby
Sheaffer and Parker Pens, Clocks, all
nee can be paid weekly or monthly,
day and compare. Compare Quality?
$1X9 to $500.00
We now have a complete (election of beau
tiful gifts for "Him" or "Her." Come ia aid
check our prices today. ,
. BnTESTc:,T nn:
For "EET' $12X5 to $103X9
rcrTEB" $8X5 to $509X3
Holmes and Edwards
Wm. Eogen and Sons
Jewelry, Ladies' and Men's Luggage, Billfolds,
on long easy terms. Pay only fl.t down,' bal
No Interest or carrying charges! Come in to
' Compare Prices!
Onr stock is now complete with beautiful Nationally Advertised, long
lasting Ctrixlraas giis lor nil tie ones von love. Come in today and
seel Compare prices! Compare gnalsiv! and then yon will know
why so many people say SIIC? raXCTS, IT PAYS. Bemember
$1X3 down is all yea need daring onr lay-away sale. Balance en
easy terms next year!
CASTIZIT CCsTYl C."LY CZZZ71 JZT7ZLE3 ;
EexJ To C2j Thzzin ; - Arynfsll g!rrtl
Westcott, Dare county natlvo yt9
has been fruits and vegetables
marketing head with the N. C.
Agriculture department since 1940.
Though he is from a county which
is not what you would call 'An
agricultural stronghold, Westcott
is thoroughly familiar with the
problems laced by Eastern North
Carolina potato growers.
. The Potato Council position
would carry a salary of $15,000
per year, the principal hitch being
that it would require Westcott to
move to Washington, D. C, and he
likes Raleigh particularly now
that one of his old sidekicks, W.
Kerr Scott, is going in as Govern
or. Westcott has become one of the
top men in agricultural marketing
fn North Carolina, so keep an eye
tinue more facts, figures and
advertisements than' you can
shake a dogwood stick at Can you
Imagine any business man of good
sense turning down these ambiti-t
ous women, whether the request be
for an ad, a picture, a story about
his firm, or even a Coca-Cola? The .
Answer, of course, is a thousand
iuIm no. Only the end of the '
world, then, or some such calamity,
"an prevent this book's being of
the world, then, or some such cala
mity, can prevent this book's being
a nuge success. It should also ren
der a real service.
COKRCH AGAIN Carl Coerch,
that idea man, has done It again.
This time it is a 64-page booklet
called "Pitchin' Tar," which made
its appearance on Tuesday, Dec
ember 7, Just in time to hit the
Christmas trade right on the nose.
Retailing for one dollar, this latest
Coerch opus tells you things you
should know about North Carolina,
such as: outstanding scenic attract
ions, hunting add fishing, good
places to eat, odd facts about N.
O, educational progress, popula
tion figures, the textile industry,
odd names of towns and cities, etc.
In lots of ten or more you can
virtually get it wholesale 75 cents
per copy. Coerch has been referred
to as "Carolina Chatterer," aviator,
general gadabouter, and what have
you. Most of all, however, he seems
to be an A-l salesman.
NOTES Senator-Elect J. M
Broughton caught everybody, al
most, napping when he appointed
John D. McConnell of Southern
Pipes as . his 5,10,000 lirimir ';
tive assistant . . . . Broughton
wanted an ex-service man, ant.
had previously offered the job to
R. Mayne Albright and Hathaway
Cross, both of whom preferred to
hang out their new shingles here
in Raleigh. j
Bob Erwia's sage in The State f
magazine has been discontinued.
He wrote the Washington, D. C,
column. . They say Erwin has
a fine news service in the Nation's
capital, with clients in all sections
of the V. S. and even down in
The word is that the State High
way Commission, miffed at some
recent Scott statements, came
within an inch of resigning en
.See ROUNDUP Page- 4
: Smile a While ::
Many ' a woman thinks she
bought- a dress i for a ridiculous
price, when in reality, she bought
it for an absurd figure. " .
THE HUCKSTERS And, fur
thermore, Mrs. J. C. B. Ehringhaus
and Mrs. Carl Coerch are now de
veloping a sort of North Carolina
business directory. It may not be
called that, but it is going to con-
VERY BUSY K0W
WANT TO BE
It's a lot more disturbing, lady, to have a fire
and net he insured. Let's take time now to talk
about your Insurance protection. Call us today
for detailed information.
DIAL M 3631
JOIHI L CRUIIP
INSURANCE & REAL ESTATE
823 Arendell Street Merehead City
Outstanding. . . Penney's
Parade of Gift Values:
lItl d J
SU?S FOU ONLY
Come Otrittmai tim we bend over backwards to give yon (9WCM2ieab"
prices on our wonderful giftltems-iike these extmpecial slips! Ebbortjely
lace trimmed rayon iatltu and crepes with super fine details found only infuueb'
higher priced sUps, Pink, white, blue, and jnaiie. 3240. (And If It's Mick
tCpt yov'r cftr wt have thtm. too ot the tan lew prlctll
And, wt have royoi ertpe end uttlj CLpt ct bw ... 2tJ99
; J.Ci. PENNEY CO,-