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Mayor Gives History of Beoch
At Ground Breaking Ceremony
Beaufort town officials agreed
with slate highway representatives
yesterday morning at the town hall
to dead-end Moore Street at the
Meeting with town representa
tives were K Markham, division
engineer, and Jack Burruis, resi
dent engineer in charge of the new
The only Moore Street resident
to attend the meeting was R. F.
Newman. He said the only thing
that concerned him was being able
to get In and out of his property,
lie said that would require fill and
Halsey Paul, chairman of the
planning board, said that the gen
eral opinion of his board is that
the street should be dead ended.
Town officials were interested in
the state's paving the block of
Moore Street between Broad and
the new highway. Mr. Markham
said that could not be justified as
part of the new highway project.
Mr. Burruss said that Moore
Street would be filled and graded.
The state highway representa
tives also said that a way would
be provided for pedestrians to walk
from Moore to the new highway.
The highway will be several feet
higher than the north end of Moore
Highway engineers said there is
not enough right-of-way to build a
turn table at the north end of
Moore, but every effort will be
made to place an apron there to
make it easy for cars to turn
Persons or property owners liv
ing in the block between Broad and
Cedar are Cecil Brooks, Mrs. Chris
Hansen, Woodrow Fodrie, John T.
Johnson. Frank Johnson, Bob Mc
Lauren, Billy Olsen, Clem Merrill,
Tommy Willis and Sal Palazzo.
Attending the meeting, in addi
tion to those mentioned, were D.
F. Merrill, Gerald Woolard, Dr.
David Farrlor, Math Chaplain,
Gerald Hill, W. R. Hamilton,
James Ruraley, William Muse,
Dan Walker, and Mayor Clifford
Lewis, who presided.
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yers, John Larkins and D. L. Ward,
who were present, concurred.
The special meeting was called
to consider the report of an Inves
tigating committee. The commit
tee looked into the authority's re
cent agreement to purchase for
$1,165,000 the Seymour Johnaon
home* at Goldsboro from Mr.
Powell and Mr. Mohn.
PoweD claimed 89 per cent inter
est in the homes. Mohn is report
ed to have 5 per cent interest,
given him by Powell. The remain
ing interest is held by prominent
eastern North Carolinians, includ
ing Frank Taylor, former speaker
of the House, and Raymond Bryan,
former member of the State Ports
The authority agreed to carry
out virtually every recommenda
tion of the investigating commit
tee. The committee found that
Powell and Mohn could not serve
the authority impartially in vie#
of the fact that they were personal
ly interested in Seymour Johnaon
Wayne County commissioners,
who at first asked the resignation
of their representative on the au
thority, S. H. Hocutt, backed up
and reinstated him. When asked if
be knew why Wayne County took
the reinstatement action, Mr. Pitt
man said yesterday that Mr. H+
cutt is "I fine man" and he agreed
to act on the authority as the com
missioners wanted him to.
A. B. Butler of Sampson County
was the authority member not
present at the meeting.
Powell read his letter of resig
nation to the board. In it he de
scribed the conditions leading iq>
to his "acquisition" of Seymour
Johnson homes and said the qbes
ti6n at to who owns the homes
must be stttled . . even though
there would seem to be no ml
basis for such question arising."
He said he hoped that the qoes
tion of ownership of the housing
can be settled quickly and he hat
instructed his attorneys to take the
necessary steps to do so.
The deal to buy the homes, made
in January, has never been con
Suit, Hill v*. Parker
The else, Venron W. Hill vs.
Richard IB. Parker, was dismissed
in superior court Monday and Mr.
Hill appealed the decision to the
state supreme court.
ditkmal sales contract.
Ground breaking cere-'
monies for the new Atlantic
Beach municipal building
were cohductod Tuesday
afternoon. The building will
be on the Salter Path Road
between Rarefoot's Grocery
and Fleming's Motel.
Chief of police Bill Moore intro
duced Milton Coyle, secretary and
treasurer of the Atlantic Beach Im
provement Corp., a non-profit or
ganization aet up to construct a
Other speakers were A. B.
Cooper, mayor of Atlantic Beach
and president of the Mlantic Beach
Improvement Corp., George Dill,
mayor of Morehead City, and the
Rev. Noah Brown of Morehead
History of Beach
Mayor Cooper gave a brief his
tory of the progress of AUantic
Beach. Prior to 1927 there was no
bridge to the beach. People who
went across the sound by boat
found little more than sand when
In 1927 the Atlantic Beach and
Bridge Corp. was organized to
build a bridge to the beach and
develop business there. The cor
poraUon began by putting a toll
bridge across the sound from 28th
It then built a pagoda, two bath
houses and a drink stand along the
strand. The triangle was paved
and a wooden boardwalk was con
The Manufacturers Bank and
Trust Co. of New York took over
In 1930 and formed Atlantic Beach,
Inc. The new company owned an
area 5.040 feet long, east and west,
from the sound to the ocean.
Three years later the company
built the Atlantic Beach Hotel,
which was sold to a private con
cern in 1936. The hotel was one
of the first buildings on the beach.
The first construction was the Sea
shore Club, built In 1931.
In 1937 the town of Atlantic
Beach was incorporated to include
an area 5,000 feet east and west
and bounded by the ocean on the
south and the Fort Macon road on
The town's first function was to
hire a garbage collector and see
that the sand was kept off the shell
street*. The town commissioners
met once a year with Mayor New
II. G. Mayer of Charlotte bought
all the stock in Atlantic Beach Inc.
in 1943 and held it for two years
before selling out to Mr. Cooper In
Except for some ocean front lots
and private cottages, the land area
involved in the sale was the same
as the original purchase Dearly 20
Mr. Cooper began selling lota In
1946 and built the Ocean King
Hotel to help attract tourists to the
area. The following year he sold
many business holdings to various
When Mayor Willis died in 1951,
Mr. Cooptr, then mayor pro-tern,
took over and has been re-elected
every term since. The present
board of commlsaloners meets 12
Umes a year.
? New Bridie Opm
The new Atlantic Beach bridle
wis dedicated In September 1953,
and since that time the growth of
the beach hs? been greater than
This year 12-15 new cottages wffl
be completed, a new cafe win go
Into operation, a sound-side beach
will be opened and a ttw golf
course wffl be built
In addition to this, Mr. COoper
has bttun wort on a r
hall and the sound. Carter*
The first lot* In the new develop- 1
sent will go on ule la 1MB and
Mr. Cooper predicts that the work
win be completed by HO. The
area to be filled to extendi s,|oo
feet along the sound aide of the
beach and is l.MO feet deep.
A salt water fishing lake wffl be
In the center ef the new project.
The new beach, Moonlight Bay,
Wffl be on the eastern side of the
Mr. Cooper predicts that within
a few years an if Bogoe Banks,
from Port Macon to Bogne Inlet at
Swanaboro, wffl be incorporated a
a single town. A bridge at the
western end St the banks Me*
Swansboro would feake this dream
a reality much soooar, he added.
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Warned of Mm Goods
Sheriff Hugh Salter warns per
sons dealing to t* and radio ma
terials to bewsrs of stolen goods.
Thtotn from the tv service truck
of Ckartes wmis, Besufort, Fri
day night was a tube caddy, i
gauge and gun type welders. The
truck wss parked at the Blue Rib
bon Restaurant, west of Morehesd
City, at -the time of the robbery.
Anyone contacted by a_ person
Should gH?" "* "
of the MO?iW I dtsctijUton at Un,
and contact the sheriff, a-iosi.
Posridoi ? Sailed yesterday
morning after unloading petro
leum products at the Standard
Oil docka. state port.
UavmanB? Due at state port
today wit)) a load of peat moss
Mulda? Due at state port Sun
day to load a CARE shipment of
Vera Cm*? Due at state port
Monday to pick up knocked down
hogsheads for Cuba.
Saarland ? Due at state port
Tuesday to pick up a cargo of
Anna Maersk ? Due at state
port next Friday to load tobacco.
Will be Guest
Stanley Woodland, Morchead
City, will be the guest speaker at
the Carteret Community Theatre
annual dinner at 7 tomorrow night
at the Rex Restaurant.
He will speak on the place, of
dramatic arts in adult recreation,
according to Glenn Adair, chair
man of the dinner. Kenneth Fisch
ler, president of the theatre, will
The theatre group met Wednes
day night at the recreation build
ing, Morehead City.
Miss Lillian Frances Giddens,
treasurer, reported that receipts
on the presentation of Peekaboo
Penny were $96.60. Approximately
$29.95 will be paid to the More
head City Recreation Commission
as its share of the profit.
Minutes of the February meet
ing were read by Thomas Respess,
The group also requested that
members of the recreation com
mission and the recreation direc
tor, Fred Lewis, be invited to the
dinner tonmorrow night.
Officers for the coming year
will be installed and awards will
be presented to the best actor,
best actress, best director and the
person who has done the mast for
the theatre during the past year.
Donald Nairn, a visitor, was in
vited to become a member of the
theatre, and Miss Sandra Olson,
a fc mer member, was welcomed
back into the group.
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vestigated by a committee in Geor
The committee charged that cer
tain ports business was handled in
a careless manner. The commit
tee later decided that Mr. Williams
was not at fault In the alleged ir
John Reevea, chairman of the au
thority, made a trip to Georgia to
further investigate the charges.
Thereafter the North Carolina
State Porta Authority confirmed
Mr. Williams' appointment at di
Mr. Williams' visit here this
weekend will be his flrit to More
He la a native ef Bessemer, Ala.,
It (1 years of age and has bees
director of the Georgia ports since
Under kit directorship port tOft
naget at Savannah grew froth 285,
000 to 800,000 and revenues went
from (800,000 to nearly *2, million
? year. (During 1066-47 North
Carolina Mate potto tonnage total
ed T0?,57?; earnings before depre
dation at both porta were HBM.
Mr. Reeves describes Mr. Wil
liams' Job t* being direct super
vlaOr of porta operations Re It to
charge of aolidtatloo Of botlnMt,
dealing with shippers and Indus
try, pronkMttn of the partt, and
management of the Mate's TO mil
State to Take
Raleigh, N. C.? The North Ciro
!in? State Highway Commission to
day liberalized its requirements on
accepting responsibility for sub
division streets and said in the fu
ture such streets would not require
pavement before they are accepted
for maintenance by the commis
Secondary Roads Officer Harold
Makepeace and Highway Director
W. F. Babcock recommended the
changes following conferences with
the 100 county boards of commis
sioners. Mr. Makepeace reminded
the commission that the policy on
secondary roads adopted by the
seven-member policy group last
fall was a tentative policy.
Mr. Makepeace told the commis
sion, "We feel that rigorous stand
ards requiring pavements on sub
division streets before accepting
them worked an undue hardship on
those developments which were un
derway as of July 1 as well as on
those which had been completed
but not accepted for maintenance
because acceptance quotas had
been filled." Mr. Makepeace ex
plained that previous commissions
had ruled that no more than 75
miles of additions could be accept
ed In each division per year.
The new commission has made
no mileage restrictions but has an
nounced a policy of accepting any
road for maintenance which meets
the standards set down by the com
The secondary roads officer said
his meetings with county commis
sioners have proved invaluable in
making rhanges to the tentative
policy. "We told them we wanted
their help and we have tried to
amend our policy in such a way as
to carry out what the county com
missioners felt was fair," he added.
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that Ann .told him to get out and
he replied that there was no one
in the place or In North Carolina
who could throw him out. Again,
Sykes lays, Ann told him to get
Then, Sykes' statement contin
ues, Hall picked up a stool and "a
friend" took It from him. Hall
went in back of the bar to where
Sykes was and Sykes got his gun,
he says. He said he shot Hall "in
Sykes' statement says that HaD
said, "I'm sorry" and fell. Sykei
said that there was a guy on the
drink box getting readiy to jump
at him and he shot him (Keane)
in the leg. He then told "Johnie",
a Marine identified by the sheriff
as Sgt. Jedeth L. Goodwill, to "call
An ambulance took both Hall
and Keane to the hospital.
The sheriff said that there was
never a stool involved in the fracas
until Sykea put it in bis story.
Sykes U originally from Nash
ville, N. C., and has been In this
county a year.
The sheriff also has a signed
statement from Sergeant Goodwill,
telling of the fTalr.
Aito's Place la located on High
way 70 four miles west of More
Hall la a member of Squadron
27, Second Marine Air Wing.
Keane Is a member of the Over
haul and Repair Squadron, Cherry
T? Preach Here
Ifee Rev. Paul Carruth, etecatlve
director of the North Carolina Com
mlssion on Higher Education, Dur
ham, will apeak on The Challenge
of Christian Higher Education at
U a.m. Sunday in the St James
HcinoGisi vOurcD| iN6wpon.
Th*re'? notli faig Mttar
for your beater . . . than
out top-quality fuel oil.
You get (taady warmth
all the time . . . It's eco
FUel Tank Bites the Dust
The 20,000-galloB diesel fad tank behind Carolina Power and Light
Co., Morehead City, starts to topple earthward as a erase tap on it
Tuesday morning. The tank was 34 feet high and 10 feet in diameter.
The tank waa heavier than the contractor, Lonnie Howard, New
port, reckoned. It eauied a section of the crane boom, left, to hackle,
and snapped iteel guide cablet right.
The tank fell right ntoprfi fire plug In the tile; between CPU.
aad THE NEWS -TIMES, driving the fire ping a boat g inches into the
ground. The tank waa (old, In position, by CP&L to the McLean Tank
Co., Caatnala. Workmen ohaonre the damage
Raleigh Pastor to Lead
Revival at Marshallberg
The' Rev. George W. Blount, pas
tor of Wesley Memorial Methodist
Church, Raleigh, will be the guest
minister next week at the revival
in Trinity Methodist Church, Mar
The services will begin each
night at 7:30, Sunday through Fri
day, with a special sermon for
children included at each service.
The Rev. Mr. Blount is a native
of Wilson and a graduate of Wake
Forest and the Yale Divinity
He has served churches at Sel
ma, Burlington, Carthage and
Louisburg. While at Louisburg he
was also chaplain at Louisburg
Mrs. Blount is a native of Spar
The Rev. G. W. Bloant
. . . visiting minister
tanburg, S. C. They have two Chil
dren. Susan Hill, 16, and George
The Rev. William Jeffries, pas
tor of Trinity Church, invites the
public to the services. Singing
each night will be led by the pas
Mrs. Frank Sample, county
Heart Fund treasurer, has re
leased the financial report on this ?
year's Heart Fund drive in the
county. A total of $1,692.29 was
collected from the following com
Smyrna, $20; Williston, $24; Sea
Level, $31.26; Bettie, $38.97; Har
kers Island, $78 27; Beaufort,
$478. 65, including $154 54 from
Queen Street School; Atlantic,
$131.02; Mill Creek, $27.80; Merri
Stacy, $23.35; Cedar Island, Lola
and Roe, $25.05; Marshallberg, ?
$25.47; Morehead City, $646.51, In
cluding $61.15 from W. S. King
School; Atlantic Beach, $lt.77f
Salter Path, $31.17; Broad Creek,
$7.75; and Maysville, $1.
Morehead City Lions will con
tinue their sale of camellias and
azaleas today and tomorrow at 9th
| and Arendell Streets, weather per
mitting. Azaleas are two for $1
| and camellias t*o for $1.50.
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