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CARTERET COUNTY NEWS-TIMES
47th YEAR, NO. 89. TWO SECTIONS TWELVE PAGES MOREHEAD CITY AND BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1958 PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FKIDAYB
Georgia Chooses J. D. Holt;
New Manager Named Here
J. D. (Jack) Holt, former man
ager of the state port at Morehead
City, left yesterday to assume the
directorship of the Georgia state
ports. Mr. Holt succeeds D. Leon
Williams, who has come to North
Carolina as director of the state
ports at Morehead City and Wil
Mr. Holt's annual salary in
Georgia will be $12,000 plus a rent
free home in Savannah.
Georgia operates two deep water
ports at Savannah and Brunswick,
an inland river port at Bainbridge
and the state is contemplating de
velopment of ports at Augusta and
Mr. Holt was informed of his
appointment late Monday after
noon. Approximately five other
men had applied for the position,
one of them, until recently, was
employed by the state of North
Mr. Holt came to Morehead City
as manager of the state port in
January 1952 when Col. George
Gillette was executive director of
the state ports. Immediately prior
to that time he had been plant
manager of the Bayway Terminal
Corp., Elizabeth, N. J.
When Mr. Holt came to More
, head City there were no commer
cial cargo movements through the
port. From 1953 through 1957 the
number of cargo ships increased
from two per year to thirty-eight
Tobacco shipments showed a
steady increase, with the number
of shippers using the port advanc
ing from eight in 1953 to thirty-six
, in 1957.
The Holts are planning on selling
their home on Bogue Sound in
Morehead City. Mrs. Holt and her
daughter expect to join Mr. Holt
sooo in Savannah.
Ellis Harrell, Kinston, district
Jaycee, vice-president, was the
speaker Monday night at the Beau
fort Jaycee installation dinner and
ladies night. He was introduced by
George M. Thomas, vice-president.
Mr. Harrell installed the new
officers, Guy Smith Jr., president;
James Steed, vice-president; Carl
Chadwick, secretary; John Young,
treasurer; and the following direc
tors: Bobby Martin, Glenn Willis
and Greg Warren.
Frank Langdale, retiring presi
dent, will serve as state director.
During the business session, Mr.
Smith appointed Mr. Steed and
I Mr. Warren to select ? girl to be
dairy princess during June. The
' Jaycees will help sponsor June
It was reported that the football
committee was ready to meet with
the Beaufort school board and
make a recommendation on the
football coach for next year.
Each Jaycee was requested to
sell an ad for the Jaycee state
Tbe meeting followed dinner at
the Scout building.
Speaks to Rotary
The Role at a Modern Airport in
I Progressive Community wa> the
topic of ? talk given Tuesday night
at the Beaufort Rotary Club meet
ing by Braxton Adair.
Mr. Adair is in charge of the
planning division of the overhaul
and repair department. Cherry
(Point Marine Air Base.
Mr. Adair has recently returned
from a visit to airports throughout
this state, in the east and middle
west. He commented that all pro
gressive towns have a good airport
and work diligently at soliciting
1 He auggested that Beaufort could
better utilize its excellent airport
The apeaker was the guest of Dr.
W. L. Woodard. A visitor was W.
C. Matthews Jr. Next week's
speaker will be Gene Smith, pro
gram chairman. Rotarians are
eagerly looUag forward to the
meeting because Mr. Smith baa
been program chairman for two
years and (his is the first time he's
decided to go to bat himself.
Last Bay Tomorrow
Tomorrow la the last day to regis
ter to vote in the May 11 primary.
To register, persons should contact
the registrar in their precinct.
Registration closes at sundown to
J. D. (Jack) Holt
... off to Georgia
Walter II. Fricderichs
. . . operations manager
Governor to Attend Formal
Morehead Biltmore Opening
'Jov. Luther H. Hodges, state
officials, and some 250 other in
vited guests will participate to
morrow in the formal opening of
the Morehead Biltmore Hotel, for
merly known as Morehead Villa,
west of Morehead City.
The hotel has been renovated
and enlarged by its new owners ?
the Taylor brothers? Dan, Alfred,
William and Leslie, now of Palm
Beach, Fla. and Norfolk, Va. ?
and V. E. Fountain of Tarboro.
Every room is air-conditioned.
A new boat basin and pier have
been constructed on Bogue Sound
An outdoor swimming pool has
been built. Plans are under way
to transport summer guests by
boat across Bogue Sound to At
The hotel, which will be closed
this weekend for the formal open
ing, ia managed by Michael (Bill)
Taft, former manager of the Bat
tery f arfc Hotel at Ashevill* and
a man with wide experience in
hotel operation. Mr. Taft formerly
headed the tourist bureau of the
State Department of Conservation
Among the invited guests for
the opening are Sen. and Mrs. B.
Everett Jordan; Rep. and Mrs.
L. H. Fountain; Director William
P. Saunders of the Department of
Conservation and Development;
Chairman J. Melville Broughton
of the State Highway Commission
and Mrs. Broughton; Marley Mel
vin of Raleigh, executive vice pres
ident of the N.C. Restaurant Assn. ;
Mr. and Mrs. Kay Kyser, Chapel
Hill; and the following members
of the State Board of Conservation
and Development and their wives:
W. Eugene Simmons, Tarboro,
Robert M. Hanes, Winston-Salem,
F. J. Boling, Siler City, Hugh Mor
ton, Wilmington, R. W^ker Mar
tin, Raleigh, Voit Gilmore, Sou
thern Pines, and D. Leon Williams,
executive director of the State
Some SO business associates of
the Taylor brothers in Florida.
Cuba, and Virginia will be present
for the opening as will about 250
friends of the Taylors from their
native Sea Level, Beaufort, More
head City, New Bern, Wilson and
Send Your Friends
Orders are being taken low
for maU-awa'y coptea "of The an
nual Carteret resort edition to be
published Tuesday by THE
Included in the issue will be a
tabloid section on boats and a
special section on the Morehead
City port in observance of North
Carolina Ports Day.
Friends and relatives, or ac
quaintances interested in this
area, would enjoy receiving a
copy. Price is 15 cents per copy
or two copies for 25 cents. Or
ders may be placed now at THE
Walter Friederichs, Morehead
City, was named Wednesday as
operations manager of the state
port at Morehead City. The an
nouncement was made from the
State Ports Authority office at
Mr. Friederichs has been assist
ant port manager at Morehead
City since March 1954. The posi
tion he holds, beginning yester
day, is the same as that held by
J. D. (Jack) Holt, but with a dif
ferent name, "operations man
ager" instead of "ports, manager".
The state port at Wilmington has
been in charge of an "operations
manager" for several years.
Mr. Friederichs came to More
head City after holding for three
years a sale franchise from Royal
Brass Co. in the western part of
He is a 1941 graduate of the New
York Maritime College. He sailed
with Isthmian lines two years, for
eight months was an instructor at
King's Point, the federal Merchant
Marine academy, for three years
was with the American President
Lines and left that firm as assist
ant port captain in New York to
join Marine Insurance Cargo Sur
The insurance firm assessed
cause and extent of cargo damage.
For nine months he was affiliated
with American Foreign Insurance
Association at Bogota, Colombia,
and then as captain of an explora
tion vessel for Standard Oil of
California's subsidiary out of
Beuna Ventura, Colombia.
He was with Transportation and
Packing Survey in southern United
States before acquiring the brass
franchise in this state.
Mr. and Mrs. Friederichs have
two daughters, Lisa, 6, and Sally,
Cherry Point to Welcome
Visitors to tb* Marine Corps Air
Station, CherTjr Point, on Armed
Forcef Day tomorrow will get a
first hand view of the readtneai
dnd might of the Marine Corp*'
Second Marine Aircraft Wing,
Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic.
Visitors are invited to visit the
air station and view the displays
and demonstrations. Visiting hours
will be from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
There will be three scheduled
events during the day. They arc
after burner take off by an F4D
"Skyray" at 10:00-11:00-12:00-1:30
and 3:30. A fire fighting demon
stration and helicopter pick-up at
10:30-12:30 and 2:00. A jet engine
test and run-up at 11:30-1:00 and
2:30. ? ' ?
These are the Berries!
r5""7 ^botb by Mob Hvynwmr
Wayne Watt ID. 11 Mate all, admirea tke Mf atrawfcerriea kii fatter, Way* Weat, growa ta Ike
Deep Creek taw? Ity Mar Newpert.
Wayne We?t of Newport U the
firat of Carteret'i farmer* to grow
itrawfaerrie* rommerciilly, ?c
cording to R. It, WiBUma, farm
Pickers are working now in Mr.
Weat'a 10 acrea of berriea in the
Deep Creek community near New
Mr. West ii a member of the
Sampaon County Strawberry Co
operative, which sends a truck
here to pick op the berries. Mr:
Williams expressed the hope that
enough farmera in this area would
start strawberry production to en
able formation of a Carteret co-op.
"Strawberries ara a food sailer
and they come at a time when
farmer* don't have any other in
come from farm operation," Mr.
Mr. West Ik growing the Albril
too and Dixie Land varieties He
ia aelling aeeondi (ripe berries
which cannot be (hipped) to local
parfoos who call at hij farm.
With Raping Her
Mrs. Ranee Johnston
Swears Out Warrant
Against Frank Aurilio
Frank L. Aurilio, 21 -year-old Ma
rine stationed at Cherry Point, is
in the Carteret jail charged with
raping 24-year-old Mrs. Renee
Johnston Wednesday night ?iear
Deputy Sheriff Bobby Bell said
yesterday that Aurilio will be held
without bond until given a hearing.
The next session of county record
er's court where Aurilio's case
could be heard is Thursday, May
Mrs. Johnston, reported by Ma
rine authorities to be separated
from her husband, swore out a
warrant against Aurilio yesterday
morning at the courthouse, Beau
fort. Alter the alleged attack, in
a trailer camp east of Newport,
Marine authorities picked Aurilio
up. He was held at Cherry Point
until brought to this county yes
terday afternoon by Deputy Sheriff
The provost marshal at Cherry
Point informed Morehead City po
lice by radio at 3:05 a.m. yester
day that they had Aurilio in cus
Deputy Bell said that he knew
no details of the case because he
had not spoken either to Aurilio
or Mrs. Johnston. Most of the in
formation he had gathered came
from G-2, the criminal investiga
tion section at Cherry Point.
. . . wins Harvard bid
David Chipman, 18, ton of Dr.
and Mrs. Walter Chipman, Pivera
Island, has won a scholarship grant
to Harvard College, Boston, Mass.
Beaufort High School principal B.
E. Tarkington announced yester
day that David, a senior, had re
ceived a letter from the college.
The letter said, in part, "Your
success in winning the grant indi
cates Harvard's conviction that
you are exceptionally well quali
fied, both intellectually and per
sonally, to profit from what Har
vard has to offer."
Mr. Tarkington said that David
was one of 300 scholarship win
ners chosen from more than 2,000
applications. "We are very proud
of his accomplishment," Mr. Tar
kington aaid, "David is one of
many promiaing students here at
The scholarship is worth $1,200
per year to David. Of this amount
$800 it a grant and $400 Is for
doing work for the college. Tuition
and feet for a year at Harvard
come to $1,268.
Fall behind Pamlico
Carteret ranked second among
North Carolina counties in com
mercial fiah landings during Feb
ruary. Pamlico County fishermen
reported 863,584 pounds of fish to
834,489 pounds reported by fisher
men from this county.
Finfish of greateat importance
were croaker and trout, which ac
counted for over half of the county
total. Hard crabt and scallops
topped the shellfish catchea in the
TMet it the Beaafwrt Bar
Friday, May 1?
Satau-day, May IT
Suday, May 18
Maaday, May ?
Marines Rush Men
From Cherry Point
To Caribbean Area
Cherry Point ? Two rein
forced companies of Marines
were airlifted from this Ma
rine Corps Air Station Tues
day night and early Wednes
day morning. by planes of
he Second Marine Aircraft
Wing, to the Naval Air Sta
tion at Guantanamo Bay
The Caribbean airlift was
undertaken so as to be in a
position to assist the Vene
zuelan government if assist
ance were needed, as a result
of the hostile demonstrations
Tuesday against Vice Presi
dent Nixon on his South
American tour. Copters, car
rying Marines, also took off
from Lejeune, bound for air
craft carriers offshore
fr?Fj,ftMn R4<1 "F,ying Boxcars"
S* T"n,porl Squadron.
153 and 252, and one R5D transport
aircraft from Marine Aircraft Hc
wcrc used in the
The first two R4Qs with 70 Ma
5 ab?ard departed from here
JLii / m' Mond?y night. It was
followed at 12.30 a.m. by 12 more
Rio T?ST.,nd.,he R5D **? 'inal
R4Q left Tuesday at 6 a m.
The troops were two reinforced
companies of First Battalion, Sixth
Marines, from the Second Marine
Division based at Camp Lejeune.
Navy transports leaving More
^ this week wer.
headed for Vieques in the annual
Batrex operations The transports
were the USS Vermillion, USS
Oglethorpe and the LSD, Fort Man
Lost Boy' Found
Asleep at Home
After a nerve-wricking night
searching for a 9 year-old lost boy,
Morehead City police, firemen and
people in the vicinity of the 2100
22 ?f Fi,her Street relaxed
when the youngster was found
asleep on the second floor porch
of his own home. %
A general alarm was sounded at
the fire stations at about lam
yesterday morning. The boy. Wil
e'Dk ^ .Smlth' *?n of Yancey
Smith, had not returned home from
school, the family said.
When he was finally found. h?
said that he "had gone to a farm"
and somewhere along the way,
either in a creek or a pood, he had
gotten his feet wet.
He didn't want to go home be
cause he wa a afraid he would be
spanked, so he decided, finally, on
staying on the second story porch
of his house where he went to
6. B. Talbot to Leave
Tomorrow for Pakistan
G. B. Talbot, director of South
Atlantic Fisheries Investigations,
Beaufort, will leave at V a.m. to
morrow from New Bern on the
first lap of a trip to Pakistan.
Mr. Talbot will be in Pakistan
three months working on dams
and fishways on the Indus and
His first stop in Europe will be
Zurich, then Rome where he will
stay 10 days, then Athens, and
finally, Karachi, in West Pakistan.
Troop* of two reinforced companies of First Battalion, Sixth Ma
rines, from tke Second Marine Division baaed at Camp Lejerae, N.
C? board R4Q "Flying Boicars" of the Second Marine Aircraft Wing
at the Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point The airlift was under
taken to assist the Veneraeian government, if any assistance were re
?*?Ued, as * result of the hoatUa demoaatratioas Tuesday against
?Vic* President Nixon on his Sooth American tour.
(Official Marine Corps Photo)
Tobacco Shipped This
Week in New Hogsheads
Portions of Mitchell Village, the
real estate development west of
Morehead City, were sold at auc
tion Wednesday. Much of the land
remains, however, in the hands of
the Rochelle Realty Co., which
started the development several
The auction started at 10:30 and
ended at about 3 p.m. Land was
sold by J. L. Todd, auctioneers,
from a map of the area. Bidders
and auctioneers operated under a
tent on property at the junction
of Highways 70 and 24.
At the most, 75 spectators were
on hand, off and on, during the
day. Among the local buyers were
T. T. (Tom) Potter, G. E. San
derson. Ben Alford, Jerry J. Willis
and Louis Russell.
The new Chevrolet given away
at the auction was won by Mrs.
D. F. Merrill, Beaufort.
' Leaving the Morehead City port
this week were many hogsheads of
tobacco in a new type of shipping
container, Bacca Pak. The tobacco
went aboard the Berlin, which sail
ed Wednesday night for Bremen.
Bacca-Pak is made of fiber, re
inforced in the heads with plywood
liners. It affords considerable sav
ing to the shipper because empty
weight is much lighter than the old
style wooden hogsheads.
The new light containers weigh
from 62 to 86 pounds as compared
to 136 to 140 pounds for the wooden
Officials say the new containers
stored here "have held up nicely,"
and add that those received in
transit "compare favorably with
the wooden type." The fiber hogs
heads are manufactured by the
Container Corporation of America.
Approximately SW million pounds
of tobacco have moved through the
Morehead City port in the past
week. Since the first of the month
cargoes have been shipped to Eu
rope and the Far East.
The State Ports Authority meet
ing scheduled for Wednesday at
High, Point was cancelled:. Another
Meeting is tentatively being sche
duled for the early part of June.
Most of Welfare Patients
Go to Morehead Hospital
Of the 108 welfare patients at
the Morehead City Hospital from
October 1957 through April 1958,
more than three-fourths of them
came from outside Morehead City.
This information was released
this week by David Willis, hospital
administrator, In support of the
hospital's urgent request for more
payment from the county for wel
At present the hospital is being
paid $9 per day for a' welfare pa
tient. Actual coat ia 117.04 a day.
In the seven months ending the
last of April this year, 108 welfare
patients were cared for at the hos
pital. Twenty-four, or 22.2 per cent,
were from Morehead City and M
oc 77.8 per cent were from beyond
the town limits.
All of Morehead City's ABC
store revenue guet to the More
head City Hoapllal, while revenue
from other ABC stores in the
. - I ? ?
county goes directly to the towns
in which the (tore ia located. More
head City residents are also taxed
for support of the hospital.
For this reason, hospital trustees
say that more revenue must be
obtained from elsewhere to keep
the hospital from going in the red.
They feel Morehead City residents
are already paying their share.
Loss to the hospital on welfare
patients for the six months end
ing March 31, ISSt was $7, OSS 34.
When the amount budgeted by the
county welfare department for hos
pitalization is used, then the hos
pital gets nothing for welfare pa
tients for the remainder of that
The hospital U not asking the
full $17.04 per day for care of wel
fare patients. A figure at $13.78
per day has been suggested or an
estimated $25,500 a year.
Was Geergie Hughes, welfare
superintendent, nld that the hos
pital has never refused to take a
welfare patient. Hospital authori
ties are becoming alarmed over
the increase in the number of wel
For the first six months of the
hospital's current fiscal year there
have been M welfare patients as
compared with 66 for the same
Criod last year. Patient days are
! for the same period this year
aa compared with 631 for test year.
The welfare officials say that
they cannot meet request* (or
more funds for the hospital be
cause most of their money is
budgeted to match federal appro
The hospital suggests that to
meet the deficit the county refuse
federal funds or Increase county
taxes. Otherwise the hospital will
have to raise its rates to make
those who can pay, p*v ,nr