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I The Beaufort News (ML 1912) * The Twin City time, (est ISM)
EDITORIAL PAGE TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, lM*
Telephones and Jangled Hems
The people of Carteret county have been more than patient.
We sal through the war years grumbling about phone service but
realising that there were more important places (or material re
quired to replace worn telephone equipment.
Now we have sst through three years since the end of the war
and telephone service has not Improved AT ALL. True, a new
building has been erected in Morehead City, there have been
changes nude in Beaufort with plans now for extension of an un
derground conduit on Turner street ? but if these have, in any way,
made the service better, we fail to see it.
One "station," (a place having a telephone) in Beaufort is a
business phone, yet it's on a party line, and the customer says his
bill is $40 a month, more than all bills of the other partus put to
In THE NEWS-TIMES office Wednesday, the phones would
l ring once, then stop, or there would be a short ring, theft s long.
We picked up the phone one time and said, "News-Times." The
person at the other end said, "What do you want?" We saidr "We
don't want anything, what do you want?" After several Seconds of
confusion, we hung up.
And folks everywhere have been reporting that they get in on
more conversations, some quite interesting and others more like
"What time will you be by to take me to Marshalltoerg?"
We firmly believe that the local office is doing everything pos
sible to give us better service. Complainta are accepted graciously
and servicemen are prompt in making Investigations. But it is in
humanly possible to make a workable system oat of parts which are
This scctlon is growing and growth In future months promises
to be tremendous. If Carolina Telephone and Telegraph company
can't keep pace with it, they had better begin asking themselves if
they deserve the right to be called a telephone company.
However, we mu^h prefer and firmly request ACTION on their
part, rather than pensive introspection.
Thai They May Walk . . .
The child just lay there and looked up at the nurse. Sweat
beaded his forehead. Those packs were hot.
Down the corridor a few doors away came the rhythmic pulse
of a respirator. In another part of the hospital the click of braces
could be heard, the tap of canes, the splashing of youngsters in the
These boys and girls from all walks of life had something in
common. Infantile paralysis. It reached out to strike them down
last summer. But they are coming back . . . coming back, fighting
hard, because you ? and countless other good people have given
them the chance.
Your contributions to the annual March of Dimes of the Na
tional Foundation for Infantile Paralysis made it possible.
The polio outbreaks of 1949 are now a thing of the past. Tfiat
is, for those who escaped. But it is not over for some 17,000 of the
more than 40.000 children and adults stricken last summer, who i
still require care and treatment this year. That number does not
include patients of earlier years who still need assistance. Nor
does it include the still unknown thousands who will be attacked
by polio in next summer's inevitable outbreak.
A dime is not very much. Neither is a dollar. But if each of
us contributes a dime or a dollar more than we gave before to the
March of Dimes, we can help that boy sweating it out under the hot
packs, we can help another youngster to breathe free of the respi
rator, we can get other boys and girls back on their feet ? alive,
alert, and able to go forward it; hope and health.
Thoughts for an open mind ...
A good man's first duty is to be intelligent.
Mediocrity makes a parade of virtue as claim to superiority.
Moral training without critical examination of popular ideas of
what is right and good, does not make men better, but only of
Education, intent upon character, distrusts intelligence.
Moral behavior is not only social. It is also intelligent behavior.
? J. R. Morrill.
In The Good Old Days
THIRTY-THREE YEARS AGO
Beaufort harbor was developing
into a duck and goose shooting
preserve because of the recent se
vere weather prevailing in the
eastern part of the country. Bry
an Arthur and Tom G. Willis
came back from a hunting trip to
Bird shoal with three red heads
and a big goose.
Commissioners reported $11,
1 738 70 had been spent on side
walks with $2,432.18 still needed
to complete the project.
rWENTY FIVE YEARS AGO
D. M Jones Co. was advertis
ing the "fine new Overland" with
4 cylinders. The touring car sold
?lor $495. the coupe for $635, the
sedan for $715 and the coupe-se
dan far $585.
The State Highway commission
was making a survey for U>e much
talked of bridge between Beau
fort and Morehead City. The gen
eral impmr oc was that it would
be located on the south side of the
TEN YEARS AGO
Vernon B. Derrlckson of Nor
folk and W. L. Derrickson of
Morehead City purchased the At
lantic Beach hotel, bringing to
three the number of hotela owned
by the VfcW chain. W. L. Der
rickson wookf be resident manager
of the hotel which was to open
Missionary lacHts of Ann Street
Methodist church were plsnning
on serving meals at the old bus
station on Saturday.
FIVE YEARS AGO ,
Newly-elected fir* heads, Bon
sell Lewis, chief, John Pake, chief
engiaeer. Bill Oglesby, second as
sistant engineer and Alonzo Simp
son, secretary-treasurer, with oth
er members of the fire depart
ment, came from the fire house
following the meeting, to fight the
Beaufort. Theatre fire which start
ed as the meeting was ended.
Beaulort PTA discussed the 42
degree beat in the school rooms,
the leaking roof and the cracked
?team pressure boiler in the build
ing at their HrM meeting of the
CAITEBET COOHTT KEWS-TOIB
Carteret County'* Newspaper
THE BEAUFORT NEWS (Ert. WITI and THE TWIN CTTT TIMES (Ert. 19*) |
Published Tuesday* and frld.y. Br
THE CAKTMOCT PUBL?IWO COMPANY. INC
Lockwood Phillip* ? Publisher* ? Eleanore Dear Phillips
Ruth Leckey Peeling, Executive Editor
A-dU BuTr^ aWl.UoSi
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ON THE RECORD
With F. C. SALISBURY, Wlorohead City
Issuing of new registration
books by the State Hoard of Elec
tions to the county boards of elec
tions of the state and orders that
the old lists of county voters be
purged and the names of all active
voters be copied in the new books
has put the registrars of the sev
eral townships in Carteret coun
ty to work revising such lists. This
lis the first purging of registration
books ill several years. Deaths
I and removals have taken scores off
[the old books.
| Mr. Fred Seeley, chairman of
the county board of elections states
that most of the lists of the town
ships of Carteret county have been
gone over and the work of con
veying the names in the new regis
tration books is well underway.
He states that the relisting has to
be completed by March 15 so that
the books will be in order for reg
istration by the last of April, pre
ceding the primary to be held in
The names of all voters are to
be contained in one book. Here
tofore the Democratic and Repub
lican voters were listed In sep
arate books. Party affiliations
wUl be marked opposite voters
names with either a D or a R in
the new books.
Should you notice an alumi
num colored tag on any of the
ears operated by the eity with
the word "permanent" below
the figares and wonder why as
we did, the answer is that such
tags Issued by the state bureau
will retain the same number
from year to year as long u the
yearly fee is paid or the car is
owned and operated by the mu
nicipality to which it is issued.
We picked this item out of the
Son Journal after the make-up
man had pied a couple of slugs in
a list of social items from More
head Ctty: "Roland McClamrock of
Chapel Hill was a guest it the
Hog Island club this past week.
The hosts served peach fluff pie
with mints, nuts and coffee." Some
feed for a duck hunter.
Construction work is underway
on the first house to be built on
the Huntley development over on
Crab Point. Thia property at one
time was the Pigott farm, pur
chaaed by Mr. Huntley from the
James Bell estate. The plot of
nearly 100 acres was recently taken
in as an addition to Morehead City
and will receive the benefits ac
corded other city property.
The plot has been laid oM'in
i i r
average building lots with street^
running east and west connecting
| with the main highway. It is un
derstood that the promoters of
this project have a building pro
; gram outlined for the erection of a
| large number of small attractive
houses that will appeal to the av
erage home owner. The growth
of this development will keep in
! advance of the demand for the
type of houses to be built.
This location is on high well
' drained land within a half mile
of the main highway leading into
Morehead City. Owners will have
all the advantages and conveni
ences that the city offers. Within
the past five years several attract
ive homes have been built in the
Crab Point area. The developing
of this section gives promise of
being one of the best residential
sites in Morehead City.
A party who listened to Pres
ident Truman's recent speech
and who is said to be a Repub
lican was beard to remark that
Truman's speech contained the
same old theme. H?w to live
on three meals a day ? oatmeal,
cornmeal and miss-ameal.
At the meeting of the Eastern
Carolina Firemen's association
held in Edenton last week, Tues
day, Chftf G. P. Hall of Williams
ton was selected u president. The
April meeting of the association
will be held in Elizabeth City. The
meeting was attended by more
than 200 members of fire depart
District offices for taking the
census in the Third Congression
al district have been aet up in
Goldsboro. Counties in the dis
trict are Onslow. Jones, Craven,
Carteret, Duplin, Pender, Pamli
co, Wayne, Sampson. Approxi
mately 300 enumerators will be
employed in the district.
From the number of cars one
noticts still bearing 1MB license
plates, it looks as if there will be
a grand scramble for such car
owners the next two weeks to meet
the deadline of January 31. Save
out |1 for your city plate, alao.
Another old landmark in More
head City has gone the way of the
wreckers. It waa the small build
ing which for the put 29 years
stood next to the Municipal build
ing, serving many purposes during
that time. Oldtimers of the city
remember when this structure
stood a* 9th street on the present
site of the Methodist Sunday
School building. It is said to have
been built for an office by a Doc
tor Gates who was a practicing
physician in Morehead City about
1890. Later it was used as a post
When a shipyard was in opera
tion on the site of the City Hall
this buildirfg was> moved to a lo
cation next to the building for
merly occupied by the Carteret
Supply company ?n 8th street and
used as an office for the ship
yard. Some 20 years ago it was
moved onto the lot south of the
A boy and girl were riding
horseback out in the country. As
they stopped (or a rest, the two
horses rubbed necks and noses at
"Oh, me," said the guy, "that's
what I'd like to do."
"Co ahead," said the gal, "it's
Planning To Buy
A New Car?
Sm us first about your Insurance. You'll like
th* Savings and Service.
SECURITY*? SERVICE ? SAVINGS FOB PkEFEUKD BISKS
MUTUAL INSURANCE AGENCY
BANK BLDG. MOKEHEAD CITT TEL. I4W
S. A. CHALK, JR. CARL V. NELSON
By Captain Henry
Members of the present boaiu
of county commissioners met re
cently. They had to get their
ducks in a row for the coming
election. Wanted to be sure that
each o.i* oat the board will run
again - present a solid front, ya'
know, and point to their past rec
ord as recommendation.
I believe a reduction in the tax
rate was touched upon, but the
idea, which I would term no less
than harebrained at the present
time, was discarded. Such a move
would be nothing but an out-and
out vote-getting measure because
tlM county can't meet its debts
If they resort to that, Scott must
have' em scared fer sure.
Authorities in Charlotte,
alarmed by the increasing casual
ties among children caused by BB
guns, is considering taking action
against "thoughtless parents."
But accidents can happen, even
If parents are thoughtful. Little
Larry Kirk wss wounded by a BB
shot right after Christmas. For a
long time it was doubtful whether
his sight in one eye could be
saved. He's all right, I hear, but
this local incident makes me re
alize what is undoubtedly happen
ing in a metropolis like Charlotte
-and re-enacted throughout the
Following Christmas and the
advent of gift-rifles 24 children
were treated in Charlotte hospit
als for eye wounds alone. Two of
those patients have lost eyes and
doctors say others may lose vis
ion in their injured eyes.
I'm right interested in this pro
ject afoot now, throwing bottles in
the water and seeing where they
drift and how long it takes them
to get there. This government
boat that has come here to do
work was throwing the bottles -
and cards sealed in plastic, too -
overboard all the way from Massa
chusetts to south of here.
Several of the bottles and one
card were found over on Schackle
ford banks Saturday. Each one
I found it worth So cents to the guy
' who pick* it up.
Buddy Carrow knocked that
brick pillar at Ada!r*i alley all to
pieces Saturday morning. He
didn't just knock a brick loose, he
tore the thing Hp. But by Sunday
morning, it wss all- b. ck together
again, defying more corner-tur
Some of thu*e bottles that boat
has thrown overboard are beer
bottles. Reminds me of a verse to
a song. I forget the tune exactly,
but these are the words: t
Twas joat an old beer bottle
Afloating on the foam,
Twas just sn old beer bottle
A thousand miles from home,
Inside there was s paper
With this inscription on,
'Whoever finds this bottle, finds
The beer all gone!'
Jan. 9- Rev. Elbert E. Edwards t
of Chocowinity filled his appoint- f
ment at the Free Will Baptist r
church Saturday night and Sun- -
day. He was accompanied here by
Charles M. f>ay-of South Creek
spent the weekend with his moth
er, Mrs. Madora Day.
Jim Arthur and nephew of
Norfolk spent the weekend visit
ing his brother, Mr. Morgan Good
Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Goodwin
of Tamaqua, Pa., are here visit
ing his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Goodwin for a while.
Mrs. Lester Lupton of New
Bern and Mr. and Mrs. James
Lupton and daughter, Joan, of Er
nul visited her mother, Mrs. Ma
dora Day, Sunday.
Stacy Golden of New Bern and
Everton Mason of Atlantic visit
ed friends here one day last week.
Miss Sarah Jane Gilgo of Ori
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BRUCE L. GOODWIN and ELVIN T. HANCOCK
BOX 592 PHONE M 3046 MOREHEAD CITY
Pilot Life Insurance Company, Greensboro, North Carolina
F H A
cntal spent th? weekend here as
guest of Utt. Elmo Lupton.
Mr. Connie Lupton of South
port spent the weekend here vis
iting Itii mother, Mr) Helen Lup
;on, who remains quite ill at the
some of her daughter, Mrs. May
Pfc John Styfon, Jr., left last
Suodsy to return to Shappard
field. Wichita Falls, Texas where
M is stationed in the U. S. Air
force. He had spent kis furlough
lere visiting his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Stynon.
Mrs. Gladys Lupton visited Mrs.
Mina Lupton at Atlantic Friday
light. Mrs. Lupton remains quite
II at the home of her daughter,
lira. Wilbur S. Goodwin.
Mrs. Melba Day and daughter,
lielba, of Atlantic spent the week
end here visiting relatives.
Daring Fireman Moves
Fire to Water Source
WURTSBORO, N. Y. ? (AP)?
When water couldn't be brought to
i fire a daring fireman took the
ire to water.
The Wurtsboro fire truck dash
Mi a half mile up Wurtsboro
Mountain and found a truck loaded
vith excelsior ablaze. Insufficient
vater was available to fight it.
Leaping into the blazing truck's
lot seat. Fireman Duke Semoaite
iped down the mountain. He park
ed beside the village hydrant. The
lire was extinguished in a few
EVEN AH ESKIMO
WJUfTS A ROOF
OVER HIS HEAD!
North pole or south pole,
or any place in-between, ev
erybody seems to want a roof
over their head. This human
desire is more pronounced
naturally in civilized climes
where there's a housing
Fire Insurance will reim
burse you, Mr. Home Owner
for direct physical fire dam
age to your home; but where
are you going to stay during
the time you can't live in it?
You need temporary quarters
then, and RENTAL VALUE
INSURANCE will provide the
money to rent a temporary
Let us tell you all about
this providential "Keep-a
Phone ? Write ? Call.
John L Crump
Insurance Sl Real Estate
623 Arendell Street
Phone M 3621 Morthead City
FIRST-CITIZENS BANK & TRUST GO.
As of the Close of Business December 31, 1949
Wt*? Side Branch, IUl?igh
Cash in Vaults and' Due from Banks $ 38,596.831.00
U. S. Government Securities $ 43,159,490.70
(Direct and fully guaranteed)
Federal Housing: Authority Obliga
tions, Federal Intermediate
Credit Banks and Federal Home
Loan Bank Debentures 2,790,114.04
State Bond* 7,904,518.11
Municipal Bonds 12,41^8,172.79
Federal Land Bank Bonds -and Oth
er Marketable Securities 7,079,022.00 73,351,812.64
Accrued Interest 460,821.30
Loans and Discounts Less Reserve 39,256,926.02
Banking Houses, Furniture and Fixtures and Build
ing Sites, Less Depreciation . , 821,294.52
Commercial Building Corporation Stock 1.00
(Cost *108, 000.00) '
Other Assets - - 6.00
(6 Parcel! of Real Estate? Appraised Value $16,500.00)
Capital Stock Preferred $200,000.00 ?
Common 800,000.00 $ 1,000,000.00
Surplus - ? ? 5,000,000.00
Undivided Profits 533,972.19
Reserve a/c Preferred Stock Retirement Fund 200,000.00
Reserve a/e Accrued and Unearned Interest, Taxes,
Insurance and Other Reserves 4,283,893.63
DEPOSITS - 141,509,826.35
\ ? ? ?
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