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-ML CARTERET COUNTY NEWS-TIMES -> , 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 Morehead City. 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 ?er hour. 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 terday. Siebenschuh's death i* the first highway fatality in the county this year. 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 Fort Macon. 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 from them. 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 town limits. 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. Two Negroes 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 Merrimon. 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 store. Secretary Employed 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 present. 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 8m POKT onsctoi, Page 2 D. Lcm inuai . . . f ktm flwcili ? 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 guest. 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 ston -Salem. Fred King, Plaintiff, Loses $35,000 Suit 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. 28, 1956. 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 Beaufort. 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 work. 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 ley. 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 bank. Stanley claims that all of the money is his, but Mrs. Branch contends that Branch and Stanley were partners and part of it is hers. 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. Wheatly Jr. 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 working overtime. 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 to him. (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 Treasurer Thanks Readers 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 rates. "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 Treasurer 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 Akcrley. 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 ble. 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 Always Votes Tide Table HIGH LOW Friday, March 14 3:36 a m 4:13 p.m 10:13 a m 10:31 p.m. .Saturday, March IS 4:39 a.m. 5:13 p.m. 11:05 a m 11:23 p.m. Sunday, March IS 5:35 a.m. 6:05 p.m. 11:53 a.m. Monday, March 1? 6:23 a.m. 6:49 p.m. 12:12 a.m. 12:37 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 7:06 a.m. 7:28 p.m. 12:57 a.m. 1:20 p.m. 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 Place. The sheriff yesterday padlocked 1 the beer joint and immediately ! prior to that the place was de clared off limits to military per- 1 sonnel. 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. Under Bond 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, 1957. 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 ered. Critically Wounded 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 any more. 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*. I 17 Areas Sign Petitions Asking Mosquito Control 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, county attorney: Cedar Island, Sea Level, Stacy, Davis, Williston, Marshallberg, llarkers Island, Morehead City and RFD. 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 ing. 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 breed. Lenwood Brinson 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 fixed. Four Cases Called In Moreheacf City Recorder's Court 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 not tried. 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

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