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47th YEAR. NO. 38. TWO SECTIONS TEN PAGtto MOREHEAD CITY AND BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA TUESDAY, MAY 13. 1968 PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
Officers and directors of the
Morebetd City Band Association
were elected Friday night at the
' ninth spring concert of the band
'at Morehead City School.
Band members of high school
age who have been in the band a
year were presented white chenille
M letters, trimmed in red. In
each was woven a music emblem
This is the first year band letter*
have been presented. It will be
an annual event.
k Clyde V. Burr was re-elected
president of the association. Mrs.
J. W Thompson was elected vice
president, Ralph Wade, band direc
tor, secretary, and J. R. Sanders,
Directors are Lloyd Crowe, Mrs.
Earl Holt, James Ross, E. L.
Smlthwick, Walter Edwards. Mrs
J. D. Terrell, Theodore Economon,
Truman Kemp and Mrs. Leonard
Lewis, as well as the officers.
Numbers presented by the band
that were especially well received
were Frank Sanderson's cornet
? solo, Atlantic Zephyrs; he was ac
companied by Virginia Thompson;
also Atlantis, the Lost Continent,
and the finale, a novelty number,
Student directors of the band are
Sanderson and David Nelson.
Mr. Wade recognised six senior
' band members who will graduate
this month: Ethan Davis, Bill
Munden, Darden Eure, Frank San
I 4 derson David Nelson and Robert
In a brief address. President
Burr recognised the seniors;
thanked the band members, par
ents, Mr. Wade, Mrs. Terrell who
made majorette uniforms; all who
helped stage the Bloomer Girl bas
ketball game, persons who helped
i provide transportation for the
* band, Lenwood Lee, principal, Wal
ter Edwards, retiring directors
and all who contributed in band
tag day in November.
Mr. Burr termed the year a very
successful one for the band and
the band association.
State to Work
On Four Roads -
! , The county commissioners met
with state highway officials yes
terday and approved construction
work on four county roads. It was
> announced that the state is al
ready paving the road between
the White Oak River and Stella.
The first project approved was
the paving of a .7 mile-long link
between the road now being paved
and the road that runs from Bogue
, to Stella. The paving will cost
A dead-end road at Wildwood,
between the highway and the rail
road, was allotted $5,000 for grad
ing to meet minimum standards.
The road is a half-mile long.
The old New Bern road north
of Beaufort will be graded, drained
, and prepared for paving. This
stretch of highway is 2.8 miles
long. Cost of this project was set
The fourth road to get consid
eration was the Sleepy Creek Road
at Gloucester. The commissioners
allocated $5,3S3.?0 for grading the
road to meet minimum standards.
Attending the meeting were com
missioners Moses Howard, Skinner
Chalk, Odell Merrill and Harrell
Taylor. Highway officlala at the
meeting were R. Markham, divi
sion engineer, C. Y. Griffin, dis
trict engineer, J. L. Humphrey,
county roads advisor, and L. L.
Bishop, division paving supervisor.
The Coast Guard cutter Chilula
got her firit call Sunday after re
turning from two weeks' dry dock
( at Baltimore Friday. The cutter
was tied up at state port at t p.m.
Sunday when a crew member
heard a cry for help.
The lt-foot inboard motorboat
Miss Marie was adrift in the har
bor after her engine had failed.
BM/1 Cecil Taylor took charge of
one of the Chilula's boats and went
to the aid of the disabled craft.
The Coast Guardsmen towed
Misa Marie to a dock on the cause
way. The boat was owned by
James M. Weeks of Kinston. Also
aboard were Willard Gray, More
head City, and James E. Weeks,
The Chilula bad spent two weeks
at Curtis Bay, Baltimore, having
her hull sand blasted and painted.
A great deal of work was alao
completed on the interior of the
1 Seders to Graduate
Newport seniors will graduate at
? p.m. Thuraday, May B. The bac
calaureate service will be at 7:M
p.m. Hay &
Mayor Accepts Award
Photos by Bob Seymour
Judge Luther Hamilton Sr., right, present! Morehead City Mayor George Dill a certificate declaring
him to be Morehead City's most distinguished clUien for 1S57. The presentation was made at the eham
her of commerce banquet at the Morehead Biltmore Hotel Thursday night.
Mrs. George Dill and Cliff Toml chit after the Morehead City Chamber of Commerce banqaet
Thursday night at the Morehead Biltmore Hotel. Mr. Toal, a vice -president of Southern Railway, was guest
speaker for the night Mrs. Dili Is the wife of Morehead City's most distinguished cltiien for 1?57. In
the background la Rufus Butner, Morehead City.
Aid of Civic, Religious Groups
Sought in Migrant Ministry Program
A letter on the county's migrant
ministry program has gone out to
leaders of all civic groups and
religious organizations. From the
Rev. Alvis M. Daniel, chairman
of the migrant ministry commit
tee, the letter reads in part:
"1 am writing to you in behalf
of a committee, appointed by the
County Minister* Association to
meet a great need in our county.
The need is health; the physical,
mental and spiritual health of
about 1200 migrant workers who
will move Into our county' this
summer to help harvest our crops.
As we all know, they are in even
more need this summer than usual
because of the freeie in Florida
where they usually work in win
"We, as a committee, thave listed
some of these needs which, as
needs of others, are opportunities
fdr us. They are opportunities for
us to show our love for our Lord
urn''' His children. Please study
mem carefully, and as (roup* and
viduals, plan to meet as many
hese needs as possible.
"We have asked all churches to
make May IS their "Migrant Min
istry Sunday", and on that Sun
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Tides at the Beaafort Bar
Tuesday, May U
Wednesday, May 14
Tharsday, May 15
Friday, May It
( 42 a.m.
day, give the congregation the op- *
portunity to help these people by
a special ' offering. We also ask
that each civic group take the
meeting of this need as their May
project. Discuss it and make plans
to help at your next meeting.
"The North Carolina Council of
Churchca is helping meet this need
by furaisfciag a* * minister, the
Rev. Oree Broomfield, for six
weeks. Lets do our part by fur
nishing this minister all the ma
terial, physical, and prayerful help
he needs to do a full job for our
Lord and His children."
Enclosed with each letter was
a list of the things needed to help
carry out the ministry this sum
mer. The Hst will be published in
Five Harkers Islanders
Fined for Shooting Loons
US' Commissioner Matilda H.
Turner, New Bern, fined five iUr
keri Island men $25 each for at
tempting to take loons, for which
there is no open season. The men
were caught' M ay 3 at Harkers
Island by three federal agents.
They were tried Friday at New
Agent George Ross listed the
men as follows: Eugene Lutber
Chadwick, Harold Lee Jones, Mel
yin Durwood Fulcher, Larry Willis
and Mcrvin Frank Willis. The com
missioner remitted 120 of Larry
Annual Resort Edition
T o Appear Next T uesday
THE NEWS-TIMES annual Re
sort Edition publicizing Carteret's
recreational and vacation facilities
will be published aext Tuesday,
Prominently featured in the edi
tion will be North Carolina State
Ports Day to be celebrated on
Thursday, May 22, concurrently
with National Maritime Day.
An additional feature will be a
four-pane tabloid section devoted
to small boats.
More tban 4,000 copies ot the
Resort Edition will be mailed to
business, professional and social
leaders, principally in North and
South Carolina and Virginia, from
lists furnished ' by Pine Knoll
Shares, the Morebtad Biltmore,
Atlantic Beach, Sanitary Fish Mar
ket and Restaurant, and others.
Total distribution of the Resort
Edition will be more than S.ooo.
Atlantic 9?ach Open*
ABC Store Saturday
Atlantic Beach made history Sat
urday when it opened an ABC store
for the first time.
The store is located in the sew
town hall. Its manager is Jack
Lewis, former manager of the
Commercial National Bank.
This brings the number of ABC
stores In the county to four, one
in each incorporated town, Atlan
tic Beach, Morehead City, Beaufot
Democrats Display Solid Front
Despite Minor Party Rifts
Opposing Candidates Talk
At Saturday Convention
Party unity and plans for the November election were
the chief topics discussed at the county Democratic con
vention at the courthouse Saturday morning.
Judge Luther Hamilton Sr. acted as temporary chair
man of the convention in the absence of the chairman.
To Extend Lines
In Homes Drive
Carolina Water Co. announced j
yesterday that it will provide bet
ter fire protection in the Homes |
Drivr section of Morehead City. |
The town has requested the pro
C. W. Williams stated that an 8
inch main would be run on Bridge!
Street from 24th Street to Homes
Drive where a lire hydrant will be
set. From this point, 6-inch pipe
will be laid to the Arvon and 28th
Street intersection where the sec
ond fire hydrant will be installed.
The project is estimated at $10,000.
Investigation of the area reveals
that these two fire hydrants will
avail reasonably good fire pro' c
tion to the area which now depends
on distant hydrants on Arendell I
Street. Mr. Williams advised that 1
as development occurs to the west
and northwest, additional hydrants
will be possible as the mains are
Mr. Williams also said Arendell
and Evans Street mains w< M be
titd in at 26th Street, and Bridges
and Arendell Streets connected at
17th Street in interest of fire pro
tection, another expenditure of
Larger mains are proposed on
Evans Street from 17th Street, and
extending to Sth Street, to supply
the commercial establiaha
re* and provide fire
this high risk area. ?
will cost about )4,000.
Car Turns Over;
Truck Hit in Rear
A car turned over at 5 p.m.
Sunday and another accident at
8 a.m. yesterday involved a truck
owned by the County Board of
Driving a 1955 Ford convertible
Sunday afternoon was Bruce M.
Riggs, Swansboro. Patrolman J.
W. Sykes said that during a heavy
rain, Riggs skidded on Highway
24 about three miles east of Bogue.
He went off the left side of the
road and turned over.
No one was hurt. Kiggs haa been
charged with traveling too fast for
existing road conditions.
A 1957 Ford driven by Edmond
O. Ball, route 2 Ayden, ran into
the rear of a 1957 Chevrolet truck
on Highway 70 just east of the
Phillips 66 gas station near More
Patrolman J. W. Sykea said that
the truck, owned by the board of
education, had stopped, as had
other cars ahead of it, while a
school bus was loading children.
Ball came up from the rear and
hit the truck. All were headed
east. Driving the truck was John
Lee Eaton, route 1 Morehead City.
Ball was charged with failing to
maintain a proper lookout. No one
Damage to the Ford was esti
mated at $400; to the truck 125.
Water to Flow
From 381 Feet
C. W. Williams, manager of the
Carolina Water Co., announced yes
terday that Beaufort's new well ia
381 feet deep. ?
He said the water Is crystal clear
and has considerably less hydrogen
sulphide content than water In the
other wells. The well must now be
equipped with pump and motors.
Further testa art now being made
of the water.
Mr. Williams said that the flow
Is more than enough to meet the
requirements set by the water
He said he did mrt know on what
date the new well will go into ua?.
The well drilling equipment in
Beaufort has now been moved to
Morehead City where a new well
will be put down at 24th and Fiaber
Irvin W. Davis. Mr. Davit was un- j
able attend due to ill health.
Judge Hamilton noted that there
were not so many Democrats pres
ent as there had been ? 20 or 30
years ago. He said the reason was
that the Republicans no longer rep
resented a threat to the party and
many good Democrats had lost
some of their interest.
"Actually this is a credit to the
able administration of the people
holding public office since they
have been meeting the needs of the
people. Still it is dangerous to let
interest in the party lag," the
A resolutions committee, com
posed of Cecil Morris, Alvah Ham
ilton and George W. Dill, was ap
pointed. They presented the fol
lowing resolutions, all of which
were passed unanimously:
That Judge Hamilton be en
dorsed by the convention as a
candidate for the state senate.
That Mr. Davis be thanked for
his many years of service to the
That the convention congratulate
all holders of public office in the
county for the fine job they have
done in the past two years.
That the convention endorse the
state Democratic administration.
When the resolutions were pass
ed, Judge Hamilton presented a
written report prepared by county
accountant James H. Potter.
Judge Hamilton reported that the
county ia in very good financial
condition. "Property in the county
is valued at $40 million and the
debt of the eounty totals only one
million dollars/' he pointed out.
In 1938 the county was over four
mUHon dollars ia debt and the
frfopwtj valuation was 10 million
dollar*. "The revaluation of prop
erty cost the county $47,450, not
$100,000 as the Republicans claim,"
Judge Hamilton declared.
The Isrgest single item on the
county budget mentioned by Judge
Hamilton was the $921,332 for edu
cation (includes state and federal
funds). Public welfare has a bud
get of almost $500,000 for the com
ing year ( includes state and federal
After discussing the budget,
See CONVENTION, Page 2
Irvin W. Davfo, ch?lrm?n of the county Democratic committee
for 21 years, resigns.
A. H. James Elected
Chairman of Democrats
A. H. Jamrs
. . . kw chairman
William J. Becton Shot
Behind Ear Saturday
William J Becton; Boy IM.Have
lock, was treated In the emergency
room of the Morehead City Hos
pital Saturday night for a shot
wound behind the ear.
Sheriff Hugh Salter said that
Becton was shot by Walter Crooms.
The shooting occurred outdoors at
North River. Crooms said it was
accidental and Becton said he did
not want to press charges.
The wound was minor. Nobody
was locked up. North River resi
dents said the shooting occurred in
the vicinity of the church.
A. II. James. Morehead City,
was clectcd chairman of the ex
ecutive committee of the county
Democratic organization Saturday
morning. Mr. James succeeds Ir
vin W. Davis, Davis, who had
held the position since 1937.
Mr. Davis, county register of
deeds, sent a letter to the execu
tive committee asking that his
resignation be accepted. He was
unable to attend the biennial party
convention at the courthouse due
to ill health.
Mr. James, county clerk of
court, has been active in the Dem
ocratic party for many years. He
was appointed to the clerk of
court position in 1947 to complete
the term of D. B. Willis. More
head City, who died in office. He
has been re-elected in every elec
tion since that time.
The executive committee's se
lection of Mr. James came after
a unanimous vote in his favor. The
committee met during the county
convention and made its selection
public before the convention ad
Mr. James said, "It is with deep
humility that I accept the honor
to follow In the footsteps of the
man who has led the party so
faithfully these many years. It
will be my constant aim to pro
mote and maintain harmony in
Skids in Rain
A 20-ton Marine crane truck went
out of control at 10:45 a.m. yester
day at the railroad crossing on
Bridge* Street near Homes Drive.
The truck, following another Ma
rine crane truck, went into a skid
when the driver, Roland White, put
on his brakes to slow down for the
tracks. It was raining at the time.
The vehicle plowed into the first
crane truck and bounced off aflff^
hit a parked car some 16 feet off
the road. The crane of the first
truck took most of the punishment
on that truck and damage was esti
mated at $25 for the entire vehicle.
The crane, however, smashed
the cab of the second truck, caus
ing about $3,000 damage to it and
banging up White, who told police
Sgt. W. J. Condie that he felt aU
right. An unconfirmed report later
was that White had a broken leg.
The parked car was a 19S6 Chev
rolet owned by Donald R. Bigelow,
Morehead City. Sergeant Condie
estimated damage to the car at
Estimated speed for the two
trucks was 23 mph. Sergeant Con
die said there were no charges
since the truck was moving at a
reasonable speed. The rain and
heavy load were blamed for the
truck'a going into a skid.
Car Snaps OK
Pole at Newport
At 10 mbuites past midnight
Saturday a car hit a power pole
on the main street (Highway 70)
through Newport, snapped it in
two and put the town in darkness.
Driving the ear wai Lewis Ed
ward Parker, Cherry Point He
waa going west when be ran off
the right aide at the road and hit
Parker was unhurt, according to
Patrolman J. W. Sykes, but one oi
Ua paaaengers haa slight brush
burns. Parker haa been charged
with careless and reckless driving
His 1955 Ford convertible was
damaged to the extent o i $500.
Duke Professor to Deliver
Beaufort Graduation Speech
Dr. Fraak Trirrr DeVyver, ibnt, will ha principal ipeaker at
the Beaafort High School commencement May M. Dr. DeVptr la
ekairaaa tt the ecooomlc* departmeat, Duke Uaivertlty.
Dr. Frank Triver DeVyver,
chairman of the economics depart
ment, Duke University, will be
speaker at the Beaufort High
School commencement Hay 28.
Dr. DeVyver waa graduated from
Oberlia College in 1926 and re
ceived his Ph.D. at Princeton in
IKS. Before going to Duke be waa
research assistant at the Univer
sity of Virginia and a professor at
Tbe author of three booka on
economics, Dr. DeVyver writes oc
c a atonal articles for several jour
nals. He is a member of tba Amar
ican Economic Association, Sou
thern Economic Association, In
dustrial Relations Research Asso
ciation, O.D.K. and Phi Beta Kap
Dr. DeVyver is the supervisor
of Merit Examinations in this
state; is in charge of personnel 1
and labor relations at Erwin Mills,
Durham; ia ? member of the fed
eral advisory council. Bureau of
Employment Security, US Depart
ment of Labor; is a member of
two national associations of manu- '
facturers and U secretary of the
Southeastern Personnel Conference
held annually at Duke University, i