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CARTERET COUNTY NEWS-TIMES
Cartar*t County' ? Newspaper
EDITORIALS FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1958
So Long and Good Luck
With mingled feelings Morehead
City and the county bid good-bye to
Jack Holt, former manager of the
Morehead City state port. Folks are
supremely happy that he is now the
Georgia state ports director, a step up,
indeed, in the ports job world, yet they
hate to see him leave Morehead City
and the port for which he has done so
As for leaving Morehead City, that
is not his choice but a result of a lot
of political skulduggery and backbit
In a way, we don't envy Mr. Holt's
going to Georgia. Georgia politics
aren't any better, as politics go, than
North Carolina politics. Once you get
involved in a job that is attached to
government, you can do the best job
possible, but if you're not with the
"right crowd" you can be out on your
The puzzler is, "Which is the right
crowd?" Political winds can change
things in a flash. The best any fellow
can do is his best, hope for the best,
and let the political battles rage around
him. We're sure Mr. Holt will put his
best ? and that's a powerful lot ? in
the Georgia job.
We hope the Georgia folks won't be
impatient. The Georgia ports are a
bigger operation than Morehead City
and Wilmington combined. It will take
some time for a newcomer to get ac
Morehead City, Carteret and the
state of North Carolina owe Jack Holt
a sincere, resounding "Thank You" for
the work he has done in building the
Morehead City port.
'Garbage for Sale' Rejected
The News-Times refused to carry ads
' recently on a movie allegedly "filmed
in a nudist colony" and shown at one
of the county's drive-in theatres. On
Tuesday a message which, in our esti
mation, was extremely objectionable
for family consumption was cut out of
a movie ad. ^
The theatre manager was highly in
i censed. As far as he was concerned,
the ad was worthless without the spe
cial message selling sex. Because he
was not informed, however, that ta^
message was being deleted, he is not
being charged for the ad as it appeared
in the paper.
This is costly to The News-Times, but
there are some things in this world
more valuable than a dollar. The News
Times can use a dollar just as well as
the next fellow but we refuse to be
hucksters of garbage.
Looking back, there have been some
movie ads in this paper that helped
purvey such garbage. They shouldn't
appear in a family newspaper and in
the future, to the best of our ability, we
will keep them out.
The movie people will point out that
t The News-Times carries liquor adver
tising. Laws are designed to protect
young people from indulging in pas
times such as liquor and gambling.
Such laws have not yet been passed to
protect youth from filmed filth. We
hope that the movie industry will not
work itself into a position where such
laws are necessary.
Despite laws, much lurid printed
matter appears on newsstands; a lot
appears in newspapers. Bishop Vincent
S. Waters recently warned members of
the Catholic diocese of Raleigh against
what he terms the "danger to our souls
from the indiscriminate reading of cer
tain influential newspapers".
The bishop was referring to needless
detailed reporting in Raleigh papers of
testimony in rape cases. The Greens
boro Daily News commented editorial
ly, "No newspaperman worth his salt
needs to indulge in this pandering to
the sensational and least of all in the
name of freedom of the press. Free
dom always carries with it the need for
It is in this sense of responsibility
that The News-Times rejects advertis
ing of movies that can undermine the
character-building of the home and
We don't expect anyone, as a result,
to pin any roses on us. But the movie
people will have to find Bomeone else
to help them sell their garbage.
Students Deserve Praise
Two more Morehead City students
have brought honor to their parents,
school and community. Llewellyn Phil
lips, a senior, won a Morehead scholar
ship. Now Fred Willis Jr. has placed
second in a -state-wide essay contest
and Clarence Styron's science exhibit
was the only one in the state to be se
lected for display at the recent State
Medical Society meeting at Asheville.
Fred's essay was on Vision and High
way Safety. Clarence's exhibit demon
strated bacterial pollution in a tidal
To these students go special congrat
ulations. Other students, high school
seniors, will soon deserve congratula
tions also upon successfully completing
their high school education. Students
who excel, however, merit che"rs as en
thusiastic as those that greet the fellow
who makes a touchdown.
(From the Monroe County Democrat)
As a man who has gray hair, I can
remember when everybody had kero
sene lanterns and they were used for
In Winter, particularly, when the sun
didn't rise until between 7 and 8, and
set about 4:30, you had to have lan
The farm wife knew that the lantern
was a necessity. She saw that the tank
was filled at all times and that the wick
was trimmed and that the glass globe
which enclosed the flame was kept
bright and shiny.
The lantern was as much a necessity
as the milk pail or the farmer's arctics.
The wife hated the lantern because the
tank smelled of kerosene and often
leaked. It was a fire hazard in the
house, and also it would spoil every bit
of food it came near.
With the lantern you could go to the
barn, the hen house or any other build
ing. The farmer usually hung it on a
nail while he was milking, but some
times, in order to see better, he would
set it on the floor. Then the cow would
kick it over and the barn would catch
When the farmer wanted to go some
place at night, he would hang the lan
tern on the end of the tongue of the
wagon or bobsled to light the way in
front of the horses. If you didn't need
it on the end of the tongue, you kept it
covered up under the fur robe to keep
your wife's feet warm.
Once a hired man asked his employer
if he might use the lantern to go court
"Gosh," said the farmer, "I never
used a lantern when I went courting."
"Well, maybe not," replied the hired
man, "but look what you got!"
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Security for You...
By RAY HENRY
From Mrs. G. O. of New York
City: "On account of my health,
I'm planning to go to Norway to
live. I also plan to draw my Social
Security payments over there. May
I apply in Norway for the pay
ments? If so, where?"
You may apply for Social Secur
ity payments in Norway at any
United States consular office.
From Mrs. L. K. of Mobridge,
S. D. : "My husband is an engineer
on the C.M.St.P. Railroad. He will
retire in three years. I am a re
tired school teacher and by the
time my husband retires, will be
drawing Social Security. May I
draw the full amount of both my
own Social Security payments and
payments from Railroad Retire
ment as a wife?"
No. Your payments as the wife
of a railroad retiree must be re
duced by the amount of your Social
Security payments, then you can
draw the difference plus your So
cial Security payments. If your
Social Security payments are lar
ger than what your payments
would be as the wife of a railroad
retiree, you get no Railroad Re
From A.C.H. of St. Petersburg,
Fla.: "I am a World War I vet
eran. I have a yearly income of
$2,400, plus Social Security income
of $936 a year. Am I eligible for
a World War t pension with this
amount of income?"
Chances are you're not, but I
can't tell you for sure without
knowing the sources of your $2,400
income. As you no doubt know,
you're not eligible for a pension
from the Veterans Administration
unless you are considered totally
and permanently disabled and
have a yearly income of less than
$1,400, if you have no dependents.
or less than $2,700, if you have
dependents. The VA has its own
rules as to what is considered in
come under these limits. I suggest
you get in touch with the nearest
VA office to see if the money you
receive puts you over the pension
From B.V. of Pittsburgh, Pa.:
"I. ait December, my daughter got
a divorce from her husband. My
wife and I plan to adopt the two
small children which the court put
in my daughter's custody when he
granted the divorce. If we should
adopt them, would they be eligi
ble for Social Security survivors
payments if I should die before
they reach 18?"
From FT. of Emporia, Kan.:
"My husband died several years
ago at 58. I have never worked
and now have a serious back con
dition which won't allow me to
work. I'm 37. Is it possible for me
to draw Social Security disability
payments on my husband's rec
No. Only the wage earner or self
employed person and disabled
children of eligible wage earners
may collect disability payments.
From J.S.R. of San Bernardino,
Calif.: "I will be 65 in October.
I'm told that I haven't worked
under Social Security long enough
to draw retirement payments at
that time. Will I get back the
money I paid into Social Secur
(Editor's Note: Tot may con
tact the social aecarity repre
sentative at the coarthoase an
?ex, Beaufort, from t:X a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Wednesdays. He will
kelp you with yoor own particn
The Readers Write
HOPE FOR RAILROADS
416 Church Lane
Hay 7, 1998
To the Editor:
Congratulations on yoiir editorial
of May 2 captioned "Hope for the
Railroads". Your answers to the
question "Why have the railroads
run into trouble" epitomized the
From 1813 to 1S50 I frequently
appeared as a witness for the
railroads at congressional and pub
lic utility hearings; also at state
legislature hearings in opposition
to proposed laws and orders that
were inimical to the success of the
I was also a witness in the court
in which the railroads contested
the Full Crew Law of Pennsylva
nia. Fortunately, the railroads won
and saved five to ten million dol
lars annually by the victory,
U the Federal Train Limit bill
had been passed a great part of
the advantages derived from the
adoption of diesel locomotives
would have been lost.
Indeed, it is fair to assume that
without the diesel locomotive, some
of the railroads would have gone
much further in the red than they
Thomas H. Carrow
(Editor's Note: The writer, for
merly of Beaufort, was until his
recent retirement superintendent at
safety at the Pennsylvania Rail
108 Taylor Street
Morehead City, N. C.
May ip, ItH
To the Editor:
I noted the editorial: "Thanks
Be" ia your Friday, tUy M h issue.
oil improved railroad crossings.
Have you used that one at 34th
Aside from the fact that the
grade from the railroad tracks to
Arendell is so steep on the south
side as to make a hazardous cross
ing, on the North side in the space
between the highway paving and
the railroad track, there are no
less than fifteen (IS) ruts, by ac
A tourist? or any stranger to
our town? not used to dodging
those ruts, might as he tried to
bump down from the tracks and
turn East, easily lose control of
his car and crash.
We, who have to use that cross
ing?or drive several blocks out
of our way? feel that some one,
(1) The City of Morehead
(2) The North Carolina Highway
(3) The Southern Railway
Is treating us like step-children.
Yours for Improvement
C. Arthur Stone
(Editor's Note: G. E. Sander
son, Morehead City street commis
sioner, reports that the crossing re
ferred to above will be improved
as the others have been. The steep
grade on the south side of it, much
to the regret of th* town aa well
as residents in that area, cannot
It has been noted, however, in
the past several days that railroad
machinery, rails and other equip
ment has been left on grass plot*
along Arendell Street. Weeds are
growing high about them. Unless
the railroad folks move them soon,
they won't be able to find them.
Worse than that, it creates an un
sightly condition). ?
Diet: Something to take the
?torch tot of you.
Smile a While
Dad gave Junior a dollar for his
birthday. The boy spent the after
noon making the rounds of the
stores, having them change the dol
lar bill into silver, then changing
it back into a bill, and so on.
His father heard of it, and calling
his son, asked his reason for chang
ing the dollar so much.
"Well," said Junior, "I thought
sooner or later somebody was go
ing to make a mistake, and it
wasn't gor.r.a be me!"
Nowadays children are called
bright when they make remarks
that used to call for a licking.
Words of Inspiration
(Editor's Nate: Mr*. G. T. Sptrey, Beaafart, who write* Mi lafcaa,
1? tekteg a vacattaa. la placa af bar catena Ma;, we an wrtarttet
tag tha lollawtel).
I A BONE TO FICK
The bone* in tha body are two hundred and more, but (or sorting out
people we need only (our:
Wishbonei: They hope (or, they lonf (or, they with (or, and aifh;
they want thine* to come but aren't willing to try.
Funny-bone*: Tbey laugh, grin and giggle, and twinkle the eye; If
work i* a Joke, they'll give it a try.
Jawbone*: They acold, jaw, and *plutter; they (roth, rave and cry;
they're endleu on talk, but they're abort oo the try.
Backbone*: They atrike from the ahoulder, they never *ay die;
they're winners in life, (or tbey know bow to try!
? The Ve*ta Vamp
AND THEN SOME
A retired bu*ine*? executive wa* once aaked the lecret o( hi* succeia.
He replied that it could be *ummed up in three word* ? "and then
"I discovered at an early age," he declared, "that mo.'; of the dif
(erence between average people and top people could be explained in
three words. The top people did what was exacted of them ? and then
"They were thoughtful of others; they were considerate and kind ?
and then some. Tbey met their obligatlona and responsibilities (airly
and squarely ? and then some. They were good friends and helpful
neighbors ? and then some. They could be counted on in an emergency
? and then some."
I am thank(ul (or people like that, (or they make the world more liv
able, for their spirit of service is summed up in the three little words,
"and then some."
? Carl Holmes
You say that words are motionless
And come no more to hurt or bless?
Nay, swift and sure as homing birds
Are all your kind and unkind words.
And harbored in some sure retreat,
The spoken word and speaker meet.
You say that deeds once done are lost?
Nay, they are winged seeds and tossed
By restless winds, and good or bad
They come to grieve or make us glad.
And we shall know their hate or grace:
The doer and the deed keep pace!
? John Richard Moreland
The cost of living still ascends, but I won't let that worry me, for
stars and smiles and friends and trees, and all the nicest things, are free.
? From My Weekly, London
Life itself can't give you joy unless you really will it. Life just give*
you time and space, it'a up to you to (ill it.
Migrant Workers Need Supervision
(Editor's Note: The following editorial appeared Id the Greena
boro Daily Neva in 1*57).
Recent developments in North
Carolina should rcfocus the state's
attention upon another blemish on
its social structure and a continu
ing official irresponsibility despite
endless laws which we have on our
Reference is to the inattention
paid to the stream of migrant
workers who move into and across
a number of counties, largely in
the eastern part of the state, dur
ing the harvesting season of spring
and early summer.
Laek of supervision for ths man
ner in which these norten are
transported, with reference to both
condition of the transporting ve
hicle itself and the way which hu
man beings are packed into it, had
its most bloody and dramatic il
lustration in the summer highway
crash near Fayetteville and the
record death toll which it took.
This is the Law
By ROBERT E. LEE
For the N.C. Bar Association
LIABILITY OF HOTELS
What is the liability of a hotel
for the property of a gue?t that
is brought into a hotel?
This depends upon the law of
the state in which the hotel it lo
cated. Today there are in almost
all states statute! which have
changed to some extent the strict
common-law liability of innkeep
ers. There is no uniformity in the
wording of these statutes.
At common law, which is the
law in the absence of statutes, an
innkeeper was an absolute insurer
as to the safety of the property
of a guest, except for (X) negli
gence of the guest, (2) act of God,
and (3) public enemy.
By statute in North Carolina a
hotel cannot be held liable for loss
or damage of the property of a
guest unless such results from the
failure of the hotel to exercise or
dinary care. Even in such a caae,
the hotel cannot be sued for an
amount in excess of $100.
A guest may, however, at any
time prior to loss or damage notify
the hotel in writing that his prop
erty exceeds $100 in value, and
must upon demand of the hotel
furnish it with a list of the same,
with the value thereof, in which
caae the hotel may be held liable
for the loss or damage becausc
Br SYD KRONISH
Stamp Notes . . . For ita postal
museum exhibition Belgium issued
a 2.50 franc stamp showing a post
horn with "1958" in the center of
it. Also depicted were various ob
jects shown at the museum . . .
Greenland has issued a new 30 ore
plua 10 red stamp for King Fred
erick IX and Queen Ingrid's Anti
Tuberculosis Fund ... Six new
stamps have been iaaued by Tur
key showing varioua towns ? Bali
keair, Bilecik, Bingol, BiUis, Bolu
and Burdur . . The Philatelic Sale*
Agency, Post Office Department,
Waahlngton 25, D.C., now has sup
plies of the No. S Lincoln "Libra
ry" postal card. This card, much
sought after by collectors, la not
generally available at small port
of any negligence on Its part for
the full value of the same.
Proof of the loss of any auch
baggage, except in the case of
damage or destruction by fire, is
deemed prima facie evidence of
the negligence of the hotel.
It is the duty of a hotel in North
Carolina, upon request of a guest
to receive and safely keep money,
Jewelry, and valuables to an
amount not exceeding $500. A hotel
is not liable for money or jewels
not so deposited.
A hotel in North Carolina must
post in every room and in its of
fice a printed copy of the North
Carolina atatutc relating to the
liability of hotels and all of its
regulations relating to the conduct
of guests. If it does not do so, the
hotel is liable as at common law.
This means that if the property
is stolen, or destroyed by fire, the
guest can recover from the hotel
ita full present value notwith
standing the fact that the hotel
was in no way at fault.
Leu spectacular but equally dla
turbine in lta potentialities are re
ports from Wayne County where
health afficiala inspected living
quarters for a group of these work
ers and found them intolerable.
Not only war* they considered ?
threat to the workers' health but a
menace, aa the source of a possible
epidemic, to the health d the com
munity in which they labored and
were quartered. Nor is there any
reason to think that Wayne U an
Surely someone should be vested
with authority to see that trans
portation is safe and that aanitary
conditions are assured. Disease
knows no county lines, and it ia
quite possible that results of unsan
itary conditions in one county
might crop out in another to which
the migranta moved.
The problem admittedly has its
difficulties as whatever responsi
bility exists ? and there appears
very little? is diffused and divided.
And these workers move not mere
ly from county to county but from
state to atate. Effective action to
protect them and the public in gen
eral would doubtless have to be
initiated on the state or even the
federal level since interstate mi
gration is involved.
gration ia involved.
These migrant workers who come
into the state to supply needed la
bor during a rush season are hu
man beings after all, but human
beinga, it appears, about whom no
body carea and concerning whose
protection the law has little or
nothing to say in fixation of respon
sibility and setting of minimum
safety, health and living stand
ards. Surely that blood bath near
Fayetteville ought to waah out our
F. C. Salisbury
Here and There
The following information Is
taken from the files of the More
head City Coaster:
FRIDAY, MAY 1(, 1U>
Mrs. Hattie Edwards attended
the Daughters of Confederacy con
vention at Pollocksville Wednes
The Rev. J. B. Willis and family
left Tueaday to spend a few days
with hia brother in South Carolina.
Miaa Lizzie Webb of Swanaboro
is spending a few days in the city
the guest of Mrs. D. G. Bell.
Charles TolsAn returned to the
city Tueaday from a business trip
to tbe central part of the state.
The Rev. R. H. Broom left Tues
day for Monroe, called there by
the death at his mother.
Miss Josephine Whitney of Beau
fort is spending a few days in the
city the guest of Miss Isabel
Mrs. Luther Hamilton left Mon
day to Join her husband who iiaa
recently returned from overaeaa
and la now atatlooed at Camp
Dixon, N. J.
Mrs. D. O. Bell and Mrs. J. W.
Taylor attended the Daughters of
Confederacy Convention in Pol
The Moreheid City baaeball team
and the Beaufort team played in
Beaufort Tueaday, score 10 to 2,
in favor of Morehead City.
The Rev. Geogre B. Clemmer
will conduct a ten-day revival un
der a tent Just west of the Meth
odist Church on the vacant lot be
tween the homes of J. C. Helms
and J. B. Sawyer.
Cannot Morehead City afford ita
policeman somethin* more suit
able than the back of an Ingersoll
dollar watch for a badge?
The Dassalan, first ship built by
the North Carolina Ship Building
Co., on Tuesday at this week was
started on her Journey to Balti
more where she will be fitted out
The commencement exercises of
the City Graded School will take
place Wedaeaday night. The fol
lowing members of the graduating
claaa will take part: valedictory,
Llewellyn Phillip*; claaa character
istics, Douglas Styroo; statistics,
Audrey PhiUipa; prophecy, Wil
liam Wells; class history. Lube
Brock; trqpMes, Robert Wallace;
class will, Clyde Willis; ssluta