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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1948
CARTERET COUNTY NEWS-TIMES, UOREEEAD CTTT AND BEAUFORT. Iff. C
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Court adjourned following the
hearing of this case. Recorder's
Vuurt, cancelled this week because
of the civil term of superior court,
will be held Tuesday morning as
The case of J. H. Davis and C.
K. Howe vs. Sam Morgan, schedul
ed for trial in this tern), will be
tried by Judge Paul B. Edmund
son within the next few weeks,
probably at Wilson, on a date to be
set by the judge.
Divorces granted are as follows:
William F. Graham vs. Catherine
Graham, Revada K. Gray vs. Oscar
L. Gray with Mrs. Gray having cus
tody of the daughter, a minor, Bon
Margaret S. Tomasctti vs. An
thony Tomasctti with Mrs. Toma
setti granted custody of the minor
child, Margaret Ann; James G.
Murdoch Jr., vs. Jane L. Murdoch,
Elizabeth P. Fillmore vs. Warren
Johnnie S. Lockey vs. Vira L.
Lockey with custody of the daugh
ter, Ailiia Merle granted to Mrs.
Lockey, Elsie I. Chadwick vs. Dca
inie L. Chadwick with custody of
the two daughters, Ramona and
Cynthia, granted to Mrs. Chadwick,
Auclry S. Betters vs. Leo K. Bet
ters with custody of the two-year-old
child granted to the mother.
Other cases were disposed of as
follows: W. P. Freeman ct al vs.
W. M. Thompson and Geneva
Thompson. The defendants were
ordered to pay Mr. Freeman $200
John L. Roper Lumber company
vs. A. L. Hyatt. This case was re
ferred to lin. R- A. Niinn, referee,
who was ordered to make a report
at the June term of superior court.
In the case of Margaret Sailer
Simpson vs. Charles N. Simpson,
e defendant was ordered to make
ayments for support of his minor
child as stipulated in the June
term of superior court.
The defendants were ordered to
pay $300 and costs in the case S.
A. Horton vs. John F. Lyon and
wife, Sarah Lyon; and the judge
amended the order of reference
made in the case, Malcolm Willis
vs. R. A. Barbour in the December
term of 1947, ordering both parties
to pay $50 each to the referee.
The case of C. Roy Eubanks vs.
Edward Robinson ct als was re
ferred to Harvey Hamilton, attor
ney, who will report on the case
in the March term, 1949.
The case of Lynott vs. Brooks
was continued until the next term;
the plaintiffs in the case Taylor
and Willis vs. Willis were ordered
to obtain counsel and appear at
the next term of court.
The following cases were -nonsuited:
Walter Whitley and wife,
Ethel, vs. Hogan H. Hurst and Lil
ly Mae Hurst; W. W. Chadwick,
Jr., Edward C. Chadwick, Alma
Chadwick, Andrew N. Chadwick
and Bonnie Jarman vs. W. R. Con
nor. Fonnie Salter vs. Roy Barbour,
B. L. Jones (Ben's Bicycle Shop)
vs. Elvin Salter, Roy Gardner vs.
Alphia May B. Gardner, Peggy L.
Lupton vs. Leo II. Lupton, Edna
E. W. Witters vs. George "P. Wit
ters, Serena Dawn Lawrence, Car
roll T. Lawrence, petitioner.
Bertha H. George vs. Alonzo J.
George, William Reed vs. Myrtle
Collins Reed, C. W. Lewis et al vs.
B. A. Hoft, Vashti Conner, L. N.
and W. R. Conner vs. J. H. Davis
and wife, Emma; Walter C. Helms
and wife, Blanche, vs. N. F. Eure.
The case of Laura G. Connor
and Benjamin F. Connor was dis
missed. Motion to dismiss the case
of Naco Farm Supply Store vs.
Beaufort Cannery company was
denied. The motion was entered by
The judge, Paul B. Edmundson,
voided the absolute divorce decree
granted Ruth Quinn King in the
December 1947 term because the
defendant, Luther D. King, was in
the State hospital for the insane
at Raleigh without a guardian at
the time the summons was issued
him in October 1947.
W. H. Taylor, Jr., was named
referee in the case, L. D. Springle
vs. Mrs. M. S. Snowden, replacing
M. Leslie Davis, referee. Atlantic
Beach was granted 60 days in
which' to answer to a suit brought
by C. E. Reid who is demanding
compensation for land he had un
der lease at the beach and which
was recently sold.
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equipment, the county NCEA head
"In 1929 when Morehead City
school was built there were four
extra classrooms," she recounted.
"Today there are no extra class
rooms and the music teacher is
teaching on the stage in the audi
torium. Teachers and principals are re
questing $150 million for schools,
to be spent over the next 15 years.
Another problem confronting
state educators is the transporta
tion problem. Many children have
to leave home two and a half hours
before school starts to catch the
bus and get home in the evening
long after dark. This is because
there are so few busses that many
of them have to make two and
three trips a day, Mrs. Nelson re
ported. . v,. f . t .
She requested that the voting
constituency support the majority
opinion of the education commis
sion appointed by Governor Cherry
last year. The majority opinion
recommends that the state build
the schools and the counties then
be taxed in proportion to ' their
ability to pay.
Teachers further suggest that
the teacher load be reduced from
33 to 30 pupils, a $2,400 minimum
salary, a 10-day sick leave for
teachers, truant officers to check
on non-attendance of pupils, in
creased salaries for principals and
school office personnel, an improv
ed teacher-retirement program,
more help on the school health
program, and increased aid to
Mrs. Nelson suggested that Ro-1
tarians purchase a large sign, "Our
Teachers Mold Our Nation's Fu
ture" and place it on public
grounds somewhere in town.
Following this talk, Oscar Salter,
Bettic, a guest, was requested to
"sty a few words."
Mr. Salter, claiming that such
an honor was unwarranted and un
expected, proceeded to inform his
listeners that his reputation as a
manufacturer of lies was unbound
ed, that he was only a good re
peater. One day in his cornfield he
found one big car of corn with 11
little ones all around it this, R.
M. Williams, county agent who
was seated next to the speaker,
verified. Mr. Salter then told of
a tremendous sweet potato he
found in his field, the result of a
whole hill of sweet potatoes grow
ing into one. This, too, Mr. Wil
"So anything I say from now on
you know will be true," declared
He told of the wealthy parent
who had a pair of twins and one
other son. When they were ready
to start to school at the age of 6,
the father had a psychiatrist look
at them and give him an idea of
what profession each would fol
low. The psychiatrist looked at one
of the twins and informed the
father that he had all the earmarks
of a murderer. He shook his head
and said to the father that the boy
would probably become a doctor.
The other twin, the phychiatrist
said, showed indications of want
ing to steal, taking everything he
could lay his hands on, especially
money. That son, the father was
told, would probably have to be a
But the third one, Mr. Salter
said, was the worst of all. The psy
chiatrist discovered that he would
never be anything more than a
foolish idiot. The only thing he
could do was be a farmer.
"And," declared the speaker,
"the idiot's still feeding the doc
tor and banker."
Mr. Salter concluded his talk
with the story abput his coon, dog,
"I had to carry him to the doc
tor's the other day. He was in
awful shape. I'll tell you how it
happened. My wife says to me
one day last week, 'Honey ' (and
I knew right there something was
wrong), I want a new ironing
board and if you don't make me
one I'm going into town and buy
the most expensive one I can
"So I got me a nice cypress
board, was out in the barn sand
ing it down and my dog Duke was
there, watching me, walking all
around, smelling the board and
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ly," Mr. Webb emphasized. "That
means the full name, house num
ber, street, name of city, zone num
ber, and the State.
"Remember, much holiday mail
is delivered by emergency carriers
who haven't the faintest idea
where 'The Wilson Family' lives
'On Oak Street.' There may even
be two or three different carrier
routes serving different parts of
"Don't ever put 'City.' Write out
'Morehead City.' If a Christmas
card marked 'City' happens to slip
into the wrong mail pouch, t may
end up in the Dead Letter Office
in Los Angeles or Jersey City."
The postmaster recommends
sending all Christmas cards by
first-class mail which means with
regular 3-cent stamps.
First-class mail is entitled to
"directory service" by skilled post
office clerks who will try to, trace
down addresses who have moved
since you mailed your Christmas
cards last year.
Only first-class mail will be for
warded from one address to the
other or returned to the sender
without collection of additional
postage if the addressee is not lo
cated. It will come back, provided
eyeing it, perking up his ears, ya'
"Well, that night Duke disap
peared. He didn't come back the
next clay, or the next. Four (lays
he was gone and then I woke up
one morning and looked out and
there was Duke lying in the front
vard, near gone. His paws were
bleeding and his fur was matted
and there beside him was the big
gest doggone coon I ever saw.
"You know, that dog thought I
was makin' that board to stretch
a coonskin on!"
there is a return address on each
"However, if you decide anyhow
to mail your Christmas cards with
1 12-cent stamps keep your
tongue in your cheek and off that
flap!" Mr. Webb warned. Third
class mail must not be sealed and
must not contain personal mes
sages, although a handwritten
signature is permissable. Only one
effort is made to deliver it and
if the address is incorrect or in
complete, a cheerful but misdirect
ed Christmas card will spend a
lonely Yuletide in the dead letter
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fort school. Pupils of the Morehead
City school will bring canned good
Tuesday, G. T. Windcll, principal,
A large amount of food is ex
pected in the churches Sunday
when both youngsters and adults
will contribute to this program
sponsored by Church World serv
ice, Lutheran World Relief, and
Catholic Rural Life.
Food store owners who have not
yet placed cartons in their stores
where shoppers can place items of
food for the boxcar are urged to
do so immediately.
"A boxcar's mighty big." de
clared Mr. May, "but Carteret
county can easily fill one up if
everyone does his share."
Three cmc leaders will rpeak
over the radio this week in behalf
of the Christian Rural overseas i
.onrnm. They are George W.
Dill, Jr., mayor of Morehead City,
Mrs. Harold Sampson, president of
the More head City Woman's club,
and T. T. (Tom) Potter, Beaufort.
who wrote "Rogue's Holiday," the
first book about Blackbeard the
Pirate to play up Lieutenant Ro
bert Maynard, the young British
Navy sloop commander who cap
tured and killed the infamous buc
caneer who terrorized shipping
along the Colonial Coast of North
Carolina during the early 18th
Century . . . Also at the banquet
was Joe Costa, photo-editor of King
Features Inc., who shot the most
popular of all Lost Colony pictures.
Shortly after the Paul Green
symphonic drama was launched on
Roanoke Island Costa, then a pho
tographer with the N. Y. Daily
News was assigned to get a pic
ture of Waterside Theatre, the au
dience and the stage while the
show was underway. It was a
tricky shot to get and required a
great amount of flash powder pro
perly placed within the theatre
area. The picture was perfect, ex
cept two persons in the audience
turned around to stare at the
camera just as the flash powder
went off . . . Bill Sharpe told me
that this picture had been publish
ed in up to 2,000 newspapers and
magazines throughout the world.
Volume 1, Number 1 of The Bel
haven Pilot will make its debut
on December 9., Its masthead car
ries this sentence: "Printed In The
Interest of The Town Of Belhaven
and The Pungo Health District of
Beanfort County, N. C." Victor
Meckins of Manteo is publisher of
the new newspaper. It is printed
in Manteo at The Times Printing
Company where he also publishes
Coustland Times and the Hyde
Miles Clark of Elizabeth City,
president of the Kill Devil Hills
Memorial Association which spon
sors the annual first flight cele
brations each year plans to resign
as head of the organization after
the event scheduled for December
17 this year has been presented.
He told me this while we had cof
fee together in his home town this
Paul Garber, whose task it has
been to reassemble the original
Wright plane at Smithsonian Inst,
tutc told me on Friday that the
Navy would send a plane down to
get First Flight Witness Jimmy
Moore, to attend the dedication
ceremony in Washington next
week if Johnny would make the
MCT! Students, Faculty
Attend Organ Recital
uThe student body and faculty o
Morehead City Technical instituU
attended an organ recital by Mrs
Harris Lewis, Morehead City, ii
Franklin Memorial church Tuesda;
Mrs. Lewis played Prelude in (
Minor by Chopin, Consolation b
Mendelssohn, Believe Me ( If Ali
Those Endearing Young Charms b?
Foster, Andante in G by Stults
Andantino by Weley, and Christ:
Mrs. Ruth Webb Bailey and Mrs
Virginia Purifoy sang duets o'
Christmas music at the conclusior
of the program. '
The hats of all the Americur.
presidents from Grant to Truman
ranged it: sixc from 7 3R o 7 34.
leauiorf Chamber Manager
attends Utilities Hearing
Dan Walker, manager of the
Beaufort Chamber of Commerce,
was the only representative front
a rural area (Carteret county) at
the recent hearing on the request
for increased telephone rates be.
fore the North Carolina Public
Utilities commission at Raleigh.
Mr. Walker said he went for the
purpose of finding out whether the
proposed increase would mean bet
ter service for rural phone users.
The South American rhea fre
quently joins deer, or guanacos to
form mixed herds. The ostrich, a
larger member of the same family,
sometimes forms mixed herds with
zebras and antelopes.
The fighting weapon of the rhi
noceros is a horn on the nose. Its
sight is poor but its hearing and
scent are acute.
Does vour land need better drainage? Your County
Soil Conservationist will include an adequate drainage
system in your complete Soil Conservation Farm Plan.
Ask your District Committeeman for technical assistance.
Lawrence A. Garner, Carl Garner and Will Hardesty will
be glad to get the assistance you need.
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