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, 47th YEAR, NO. 21. TWO SECTIONS TWELVE PAGES MOREHEAIj) CITY AND BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1958 PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
Two Marines Shot in Barroom Brawl
, Coast Guardsman Dies on Way
To Morehead Hospital After Wreck
Carl Leroy Siebenschuh, 36, died
on the way to the Morehead City
hospital Wednesday night after he
wrecked his car. Siebenschuh,
who lived at Newport route, 1
was * hospital corpsman stationed
i aboard the Coast Guard Cutter
Chilula. The Chilula is based at
He was fatally injured at 8 25
p.m. when he was thrown from
his 1955 Ford Victoria a short dis
tance west of the Jump 'n Run
Service Station 10 miles west of
Morehead City on NC 24.
Highway patrolman J. W. Sykes.
who investigated the accident, says
that Siebenschuh was headed west
and travelling at a teriffic rate of
speed probably more than 75 miles
The car left the right side of
1 the road just acrosi from the
Jump 'n Run, skidded 130 feet on
the right side, cut across to the
left side of the road, skidded 375
feet from the left side back to the
right side, where the victim was
thrown clear, and then turned
over five or six times.
The George Dill ambulance and
county coroner Leslie Springle
were called and arrived at the
i scene shortly after 1:30 p.m. Sie
benschuh was alive when Mr.
Springfe and A. N. Willis put him
in the ambulance.
Dr. Jerry Nsrris declared Sie
benschuh dead on arrival at the
emergency room of the hospita'
He is survived by his wife, the
former Bertha Smith at Broad
Creek, and three children, all of
the home. Siebenschuh, who lived
? at Broad Creek, is originally from
Pittsburgh. Funeral arrangements
were incomplete at press time yes
Siebenschuh's death i* the first
highway fatality in the county this
Coast Guardsmen Refloat
Yacht Tuesday Morning
The yacht, Rodmar III, enroute
to Florida, ran aground a short
distance west of the Atlantic Beach
bridge Tuesday morning. Coast
Guardsmen crossing the bridge
' saw the yacht and reported it at
A crew composed of EN/1 Earl
Sells, Sn Dennard Lawrence and
Sn Robert Stevens left the fort at
7:45 a.m. They had the yacht re
floated by 9:30 and it went on
south under its own power.
\ ? ? .
A. N. Willis, left, and county coroner Leslie Springle put Carl
Leroy Slebenschuh on a stretcher after he was fatally Injured when
he wai thrown from the IMS Ford shown in the top picture. The car
rolled over five or six times after Siebenschuh was thrown clear.
The accident was It miles west of Morehead City on NC 24 at 8:25
p.m. Wednesday. ? Photos by J. W. S^kes
Air Rifle Owners
Warned by Chief
Youngsteri with air rifles or
air pistols will not have them
long if an officer sees them.
Chief of police Herbert Grif
fin, Morehead City, sternly warn
ed youngsters that if they are
seen in the city limits with the
weapons, the guns will be taken
The chief said that numerous
windows have been shot out in
summer cottages, as well as dis
play windows in business places.
Air rifles and air pistols are ab
solutely prohibited within the
Judge Annuls Marriage
Of John Wesley Nelson
Judge Joseph W. Parker an
nulled the marriage of John Wes
ley-Nelson and Clara Craft Nelson
Monday afternoon in civil court.
The Judge took the action after
Nelson proved that his wife was
married to another man, still liv
ing, when she married him.
Held for Theft
Fred (Lucky) Jones and Claude
Wallace, Negroes of the Merrimon
section, were arrested Monday by
sheriff Hugh Salter and deputy
sheriff Marshall Ayscue for rob
bing Mrs. Dula Salter's store at
The men are being held in the
county jail. They are docketed for
preliminary hearing in county
court next Thursday.
Sheriff Salter said that the two.
broke in a side window in the store
Sunday night and stole cigars,
cigarettes and canned goods.
He reported that Wallace con
fessed to the robbery Wednesday
saying that he and Jones were
drunk when they broke into the
Mrs. Harry T. Willis, 3311 Aren
dell St., has been employed as
part time secretary to J. A. Du
Bois, Chamber of Commerce man
ager, Morehead City.
State's New Ports Director
Starts His Duties Tomorrow
The North Carotin* porta director
Job, vacant since Dec. 31, will be
' taken over tomorrow by D. Leon
Williama, former director of the
Georgia state porta.
Mr. Williams will be present
Monday morning when the State
Porta Authority meets at ita More
bead City office.
He will be the guest of honor at
a reception at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at
the Morehead BUtmore Hotel, with
Southern Railway as host Mem
ber! of the SPA will also be
Mr. Williama takes office after
I a furor over his qualifications
Recommended by Hardy Associ
ates, a New York firm, he waa
hired Feb. 13 by North Carolina'*
SPA. Aa aoon aa the announcement
waa made, it waa revealed that the
Georgia atate porta were being to
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Down East Lions Plan
Ladies Night March 24
Down East Lions will entertain
their ladies at a ladies night meet
ing at 6 30 Monday, March 24, at
the Sea Level Inn.
At the meeting of the Lions Mon
day night at the inn, AldridgC Dan
iels, president, presidod at the
business session. The Rev. R. N.
Floyd, pastor of the Sea Level
Missionary Baptist Church, was a
To Co to Winston-Salem
J. A. DuBois, a member of the
board of directors of the North
Carolina travel Council, and W. L.
Derrickson. both of More he ad City,
will leave Monday to attend a two
day meeting of the council at Win
Case Goes to Jury After
Two and Half Days; Suit
Over $10,000 Starts
After listening to evidence for
two and a half days the jury voted
in favor of the defendant in the
civil action William Fred King vs.
J. Guy Thomas. King was suing
for $35,000 for injuries resulting
from an automobile accident Feb.
The trial began Tuesday morn
ing and the judge charged the
jury at 11 a.m. yesterday.
According to King, Miss Mar
garet Thomas, daughter of the
defendant, was driving in a care
less and reckless manner when
she hit him as he was walking
across Ann Street at Moore in
King spent 12 weeks in the hos
pital where he was treated for a
broken pelvis, t broken shoulder,
cuts, bruises and shock. He testi
fied that he is still unable to go
The defendant's lawyer, Claud
Wheatly Jr., convinced the jury
that King was responsible for the
ateident. Evidence was brought
out to prove that King was absent
minded and on that particular
night had forgotten to drive his
car home, leaving it parked sev
eral blocks away.
Jurors on the case were 'Charles
C. Barnes, Henry E. Nisbet, Ar
thur T. Baugh, Clifton E. Nance,
Noah A. Rouse, Joseph R. Higham
Jr., Emanuel G. Ross, George P.
Stafford, Reginald N. Willis, Wood
row W. Fulcher, Gordon Turnage
and John B. Henderson.
Following this case, the court
started on the case of the widow
of Willie Branch vs. James Stan
Mrs. Branch contends that her
husbtod ?is part owner of a Beau
fort store operated by James Stan
fey. After Branch's death, approxi
mately $10,000 was found in a
safety deposit box in the Beaufort
Stanley claims that all of the
money is his, but Mrs. Branch
contends that Branch and Stanley
were partners and part of it is
One courthouse record states
that the partnership was dissolved,
but another, filed on a later date,
indicates a partnership.
Attorneys for Mrs. Branch are
Gene Smith and Wiley Taylor. The
attorney for Stanley is C. R.
Court will continue today and
may possibly go on tomorrow. The
judge is Joseph W. Parker.
Rumor Factory on Mel
West Works Overtime
The rumor factory has been
AU the rumors center on the
"fact" that Mel West has been
seen in Florida.
The rumors go like this:
1. Mel West was seen in Jack
sonville, Fla., last week
2. One of the men from More
head City who is fishing out of
Miami saw Mel West and talked
(It was reported in Moi^ehead
City last week that James How
land, Morehead City, who is living
in Noith Miami, was the one who
talked with West. THE NKWS
TIMES checked with members of
Howland's family. They said that
James himself had not seen West,
but that someone from Morehead
City had seen him).
3. Mel West's body was found
washed up on the coast of Florida.
4. Mel West was seen this week
in Jacksonville, N. C.
5. An insurance investigator, who
is checking on a life insurance
claim filed by Mrs. Mel West,
found Mel in Florida.
There are probably more rumors
than the above. But that's enough
to show that the Mel West topic
is not dead.
Housing Authority Accepts
Resignation of Director
For Phone Fund
John D. Wilson, mayor of Wilson
and treasurer of the East Carolina
Phone Fight Committee, has writ
ten a letter thanking NEWS-TIMES
readers for their interest in fight
ing higher telephone rates.
His letter follows:
"Your most welcome check for
$37.35 has arrived. We appreciate
the efforts of your paper and the
people of Carteret County in the
fight against higher telephone
"Now that even higher rates are
asked before the people have had
an opportunity to protest the first
increase, perhaps doubtful com
munities will make vp their
5 inds to join it*.
We have v*. ooo 'on hand or to
I* turned in. Expenses will amount
to approximately $12,000. You can
understand flow much the Eastern
N. C. Phone Fight Committee ap
preciates your continuing interest
in the cause.
"Again, many thanks. With best
wishes, I am
Yours very truly,
John D. Wilson
NEWS-TIMES readers contrib
uted a total of $80 to help fight
the increase. Recent contributors
whose names were not listed in
the paper were Col. and Mrs. H.
N. Blanchard and Mrs. Helen
The East Carolina Regional
Housing Authority accepted the
resignation of its executive direc
tor, Emmett Powell, at a special
meeting Wednesday afternoon at
Coldsboro. The resignation of N.
E. Mohn, assistant executive di
rector, was submitted by Mr. Mohn
but not accepted.
The authority split, five to five,
on Mohn's immediate resignation,
lie has been asked to stay on to
run Seymour Johnson homes until
a new director is found.
I. E. Pittman, Morehead City,
chairman of the authority, voted to
retain Mohn. Because only 10 of
the 11 members of the authority
were present, a tic vote was possi
Even though he is chairman, Mr.
Pittman explained yesterday, as
representative of Carteret County
he is entitled to a vote. Mr. Pitt
man said he was asked by some
members to east the deciding vote
but maintained he was entitled to
only one vote. The authority law
See HOUSING, Page 2
Tides at the Beaufort Bar
Friday, March 14
3:36 a m
10:13 a m
.Saturday, March IS
11:05 a m
Sunday, March IS
Monday, March 1?
Tuesday, March 18
Sonny Sykes, Bar Tender,
Held in County Jail
If a Marine, Pfc. Clayton B. Hall Jr., dies, Timothy
(Sonny) Sykes will be in the county jail on a murder
charge instead of an assault with a deadly weapon count.
Sheriff Hugh Salter said yesterday that Sykes, a bar
tender at Ann's Place, west of Morehead City, shot Private
Hall and Pfc. Edward J. Kcane at*
about 9 p.m. Wednesday in Ann's j
The sheriff yesterday padlocked 1
the beer joint and immediately !
prior to that the place was de
clared off limits to military per- 1
Hall, 21, of Syracuse, N. Y., was
shot in the abdomen and Keane,
24, Ozone Park, N. Y., was shot
in the leg. The sheriff said that
Sykes used an Italian-made .32
calibre automatic pistol.
Sykes was being held yesterday
under $1,000 bond, lie was in
county court Jan. 31, 1957 on an
assault count That charge was
dismissed. He is docketed for ap
pearance in superior court the
week of March 31 for shooting
another Marine, Pfc. D. W. Sim
mons, at Ann's Place Sept. 8,
Simmons was shot in the foot
and leg while he was reportedly
attempting to leave Ann's Place.
In county court Oct. 3, when that
case against Sykes was bound over
to superior court, Ann Avery, who
runs Ann's Place, was also charged
with waving a pistol and threaten
ing to stop persons who were try
ing to keep Sykes from shooting
Simmons. The case against her
was dismissed. Simmons recov
Hall was in a critical condition
yesterday and given a onc-out-of
four chancc of living. Keane's con
dition was reported as good. Both
were taken to the hospital at
Cherry Point after being treated
at the Morehead City Hospital.
Hall waa given numerous blood
transfusions before being moved
to the base. There lie was on the
pptraling table moat of the night
and again received tranaluaions.
He was Bleeding internally.
Sykes wrote and signed a two
page statement after he was taken
in custody Wednesday night.
He said that Hall ordered three
draughts of beer. He knocked one
over, then ordered another. He
then told Ann he would "match
for it". She said that she didn't
match for beer, so he paid for it
and then knocked that one over
He ordered another, Sykes'
statement continued, and knocked
that glass of beer over. Ann then
told him he wasn't going to get
He said that he had spent 60
cents already and wouldn't spend
any more. Sykes' statement said
See SHOOTING, Page 2
Beach Municipal Building Gets Good Start
Photo bjr Bob Seymour
Ike pfctare. left to right, arc AUaaiic Beach Cemalaaiaaer Milton
Ceyte, Merehead CUy Mayor Gccrfc Ml, Atlantic Beach Polk* Chief
BUI Mmtc and AUaatic Beach Cawliitatf A. F. Fleals*.
17 Areas Sign
All Seashore Highway
Officer Believes First
Law Requirement Met
It is believed that the thousand
names necessary to petition county
commissioners for a vote on a
mosquito control tax in the county
have already been obtained. Seven
teen petitions have been signed.
J. A. DuBois. secretary of the
All Seashore Highway Association,
which is sponsoring mosquito con
trol work along the coast, said pe
titions from the following commun
ities in this county have been
turned over to Alvah Hamilton,
Cedar Island, Sea Level, Stacy,
Davis, Williston, Marshallberg,
llarkers Island, Morehead City and
Camp Glenn, Otway, Beaufort
RFD. I^ennoxville, Salter Path,
Mansfield Park, Mitchell Village
and Broad Creek.
When the petitions arc placed
before the county board, the law
requires that the board ask a rep
resentative of the State Board of
Health to meet with the county
commissioners ip a public hear
Notice of this hearing must be
published in a newspaper in the
area concerned for four successive
weeks prior to the hearing.
II, after the hearing, the county
board deems that the mosquito
control district should be estab
lished, the board submits the mat
ter to a vote of the people.
It has been suggested that the
levy for mosquito control in Car
teret be no less than 10 cents per
hundred dollars of valuation, which
would amount to about $38,000.
At present the county gets about
$5,000 from the state for mosquito
control. This, the Salt Marsh Mos
quito Commission says, is not
enough to get to the root of the
mosquito problem, draining the
stagnant pools where mosquitoes
Hurt in Accident
Lenwood Brinson, formerly of
Morehead City, and now fire chief
at Edenton Marine Corps auxil
iary station, is in the Naval Hos
pital, Portsmouth, Va., recovering
from injuries received in an acci
dent Feb. 27 at the air station.
Chief Brinson fell out of a pick
up truck he was driving, when the
door came open as the truck was
making a curve.
He and his assistant were mak
ing the usual rounds of the sta
tion at about 10 a.m. They were
reported to be going between 10
and IS miles an hour when the
door came open.
His assistant stopped the truck.
An ambulance was called to take
the chicf to the dispensary. He
landed on his hip and suffered a
sprained back. A vertebra in his
back slipped and is pinching
nerves. This, in turn, is causing
pain in his legs.
The latch on the door of the
pickup was reportedly known to
be defective, but had never been
Four Cases Called
In Moreheacf City
Four cases were disposed of in
quick order in Morehead City re
corder's court Monday. Three de
fendants forfeited bonds and a
fourth, Roland Buck, charged with
driving without a license, present
ed his licensc to the court and was
Those who forfeited bonds were
Calvin C. Merrill, no driver's 11- &
cense; John Saunders, public
drunkenness; and John 0. Fusaell
Jr., running a red light.
Cases were continued against
six defendants. They were James
11. Yancey, Abram Acklin, Marie
A. Cunningham, Grace M. Lundy,
Beatrice Mitchell and Clifford