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~r CARTERET COUNTY NEWS-TIMES
TUESDAY, MAY 20. 1968 MOREHEAD CITY AND BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA PAGE ONE? SECTION TWO-A
Judge Hamilton Would Like Good
Turnout of 'Home Folks' on May 31
Judge Luther Hamilton, candi-<
date for the state senate, expressed
the hope Wednesday that "the
home folks" here in Carteret will
turn out and give him a big vote
Saturday, May 31.
II they don't, it might just be
possible that Carteret will find it
self sitting high and dry with no
one from this county in the state
While some may think that Sen
ator Hamilton will be re-elected
without any trouble, the senator
warned that over-confidence often
1 breeds defeat.
"It is to our advantage," the
senator and former superior court
judge declared, "to have someone
from this county and this city in
the senate. The port situation is
always with us, you know."
Senator Hamilton was closely
connected with legal work on the
port in the 1930's and supported
port legislation in the 1957 session
of the general assembly.
t Running for state senator from
this district, besides Judge Hamil
ton, are Clyde Sabisfon, Jackson
i ville, and J. O. Simpkins, New
The senator would not commit
himself on his favorite as running
mate. "I would be very happy to
serve with either of the gentlemen
seeking the office," he said.
Only two of the three will be
elected, of course. For that rea
son, the judge, who woyld like a
strong vote throughout the district,
is also extremely interested in see
ing a good vote here in his home
Elections officials view the com
ing primary glumly. They expect
very few to go to the polls. One
official Wednesday expressed doubt
that as many as 1,500 would vote
in Carteret. An estimated 8,000 are
Ifs Fun to Ride
f itotu uy i>oo sk-yxuuur
Gunhilde Gunner sen with her horse, Queenie, are members of the
Carteret Corral, Horse and Saddle Club. Lots of folks enjoy horse
back riding during vacation days here.
Morehead City Returns Dart
Gun After Demonstration
The town of Morehead City has
returned the dart gun bought for
quieting vicious dogs. At a dem
onstration conducted by a factory
representative, it took two thaU
and 40 minutes before a small dog
was knocked out.
Police commissioner Ted Gar
ner reported on the gun at the
town board meeting in the muni
cipal building Thursday night.
Commissioner Garner said the dog
was in pain for the full 40 minutes
before it was quiet.
"When we ordered the gun we
thought it shot a small needle or
dart. This gun should be used for
large stock. The town did not use
the gun except one time and that
was on a dog that was to be put
to sleep,'' commissioner Garner
Ronald Lee Jordan, a street de
partment employee, works in the
learly mornings and late after
noons picking up stray dogs. He
has a trailer which he pulls be
hind a town truck.
Jordan uses nets to capture the
dogs. Friday afternoon there were
11 dogs in the pound.
Fire Chief Joe Fulcher led a
delegation from the fire depart
ment at the board meeting. The
board has requested secretary Dan
Swindell to make out a list of ac
tive firemen, taking off the names
of people living a certain distance
out of town.
Firemen said that they could
not drop anyone from membership
under the present by-laws, drafted
in 1934. They suggested new by
laws be drafted.
Chief Fulcher, Mr. Swindell,
Lindsey Guthrie, Duffy Guthrie
and George Stovall will represent
the fire department and town at -
torney George McNeill and fire
commissioner D. J. Hall will rep
resent the town on a committee
.named to draw- up new by-laws.
Mayor George Dill read a re
quest from the National Guard
asking for $10 per month from the
town. Finance commissioner S. C.
Holloway reported that the amount
had been put on a tentative bud
Williams and Wall, certified pub
lic accountants, were awarded a
contract to audit the town's books
for the 1957-58 fiscal year for $750.
Jasper Bell, buildings and
grounds commissioner, presented
a request from the recreation com
mission for repairs to the recrea
tion building. An estimate for the
work ran about $2,000. No action
was taken pending investigation of
recreation commission funds.
Town clerk John Lashley said
that the commission was getting
10 cents on each $100 valuation on
the tax books if the taxes were
paid during the current year. He
said that when taxes were paid
after the year due, the recreation
commission did not get the 10
Mr. McNeill said that the 10
cents had been voted to the rec
reation commission by the people
and he thought it should go to the
commission regardless of when it
The commission gets $7,000 to
$8,000 per year now, according to
Mr. Lashley. If the commission
got the 10 cents on delinquent
taxes, too, the revenue would run
about $10,000 per year, he said.
The mayor instructed Mr. Lash
See BOARD MEETING, Page 2
Will Open Friday
Th> atvfrh onnnal aWUn ,
The sixth annual sectional
bridge tournament will be played
at the Atlantic Beach Hotel Fri
day through Sunday.
Sponsored by the Carteret
County Bridge League, the tour
nament is open to all, announces
C. L. Beam, league president.
The director will be Harry Saun
Is Here to Stay
Weather reports for the past
week indicate that warm weather
is here to stay. Maximum temper
atures ranged from 70 on Monday
to a high of 83 on Friday.
Weather observer Stamey Davis
says that a cool front is just north
of the county and the temperatures
may drop a few degrees for a day
Maximum and minimum tem
peratures and wind direction for
the past week follow:
Tuesday 73 65 NE
Wednesday .73 55 NE
Thursday ...... 73 59 SW
Friday 83 65 SW
Forty -eight amateur radio op
erators from all over the state met
for a "ham fest" at Fort Macon
State Park Sunday. The hams set
up a portable station and contacted
other ham stations around the
world. Local hams sponsored a pic
nic for the visitors and their fami
lies. About 150 persons attended.
Max. Min. Wind
70 65 SE
79 62 SE
80 62 SW
Our Cover Page
Our cover page in section 1 pre
sents a panoramic view of what
you will see in Carteret.
Starting at the left, reading
down, and then up the page on the
right, the pictures show
1. Boys watching a sailboat race
on Bogue Sound at Morehead city.
(Photo by Jerry Schumacher).
2. A partyboat catch on the More
head City waterfront (Photo by
3. A pleasure cruiser built it
Williston going for a test run on
the wide blue Carteret waters.
(Photo by Roy Eubanks).
4. An air view of Fort Macon.
Sunk below the land surface, the
fort is invisible from the sea or
land. A visitor doesn't realize the
fort is there until he is right at the
lite. (State News Bureau Photo).
5. Golf Pro Mac McCuiston
irarms up on the putting green in
t of the Morehead City Country
:iub golf shop. The swimming
is to the left of this picture,
the trees. (Photo by Bob
6. Bow section of the submarine
I Argonaut, which was open to the
public at the itat* port, Morehead
City, Saturday and Sunday In ob
aervance of Armed Forces Day
T. Morehead City Chamber of
Commerce sign which shows the
Morehead City ? Beaufort - Atlantic
Beach location near Cape Lookout,
and Highway 70 leading to Car'
S. Elaine Herndon. Durham. Miss
North Carolina of 1958, pictured in
the dunes at Atlantic Beach.
(Photo by Jerry Schumacher).
t. Center photo at the bottom of
the page, a family on the wide,
creamy bcach aand. (Photo by Bob
The resort-port edition consists
of five sections: section 1. section
2, which is a special boating tab
loid inaert in aection 1, section 2A,
section 3 and section 4.
Several thousand issuea of this
edition art being mailed to bus
iness and social leadera through
out North and South Carolina and
Virginia. This extra mailing la
supported by Pine Knoll Shores,
Morehead Biltihore Hotel, A1
Cooper for Atlantic Beach, Sani
tary Fish Market and Reataurant
and Morehead City Drug Co.
Opens Next Week
The shrimp season in inland
waters will open at midnight Sun
day. C. G. Holland, commercial
liihtrlei commissioner, an
nounced yesterday that W. P.
Saunders, director of the Conser
vation and Development Depart
ment says shrimpers can go to
work any time next Monday.
Shrimping will be legal during
the season from midnight Sun
day until 8 a.m. Saturday. The
season is opening late. There are
very few shrimp around, Com
missioner Holland reports. South
Carolina's in the same shape.
A lot of the young shrimp were
destroyed in the winter freezes.
Editor to Give
Talk at Atlantic
H. C. Bradshnw, associate editor
Of the Durham Morning Herald,
will give the commencement ad
dress at Atlantic High School at
8 p.m. Wednesday, May 28
J- W. Johnson, principal, an
nounces other closing exercises as
follows 11 a m. Sunday, bacca
laureate service in the school audi
torium, the Rev. Tom Collins ex
ecutive secretary of the Board of
Missions, North Carolina Meth
odist Conference, speaker; 9am
Wednesday, May 28, eighth grade
graduation. Dr. Herbert F. Webb
speaker; and 8 a.m. Thursday
May 29, Closing day exercises, pre
sentation of awards and certifi
cates, school auditorium.
Mr. Bradshaw is a graduate of
Hampden Sydney College, Hamp
den-Sydney , Va? was first honor
man and valedictorian. He served
as a high school principal at Dar
lington Heights and Emporia, Va
and for nine years has been asso-'
ciate editor of the Durham Morn
He has written a history of
Prince Edward County, Va., his
home county, is a member of the
Huguenot Society of North Caro
lina, Sons of the American Revo
lution, Durham Lions Club. State
Commission for the Blind and a
TA?',h- bo,rd <* tm?tec.
o I the Durham public library.
Take NCEA Helm
Mis. Joyce Taylor, a member
?h^.e " Camp Glenn
School, took office as president of
the county unit, North Carolina
Education Association, at a dinner
school"^ y night 11 Newport
Other officers are Miss Gertrude
Myron, Beaufort faculty, vice
president, and Mrs. Bill Sewell
tamp Glenn faculty, secretary.
Speaking at the dinner was Sen
Luther Hamilton, Morehead City
The teachers adopted a group
insurance plan presented by Fred
Lewis, teacher supervisor. Special
guests were recognized by J. w
Johnson, Atlantic, retiring presi
? J1*. invoc,li?n was given by
Mils Taylor. '
A musical selection during the
program was a solo, Bells of the
?*'. j H' L' county sup
erintendent of schools, accompan
lel piano by Mrs. Joslyn.
Decorations in the cafeteria ear
ned out the theme that young
people will meet their challenges
if teachers meet theirs. '
The meeting was followed by a
square dance in the gym The next
th^nf the NCEA wi" ln
CommlUee to Meet
The Centennial steering commit
tee will meet at noon today at the
Sanitary Restaurant. T/Sgt. Paul
Bray, chairman of the TV give
away, will give a report.
Mayor, Chamber Officers
Tour on Visiting Submarine
1'riwiO by boo St'ymour
Morehead City mayor George Dill, second from left, presents Lt. Cdr. Willett White a key to the city
in welcoming ceremonies for the submarine USS Argonaut at state port Friday morning, looking on
are Joe DuBois, chamber manager, left, and Bud Dixon, chamber president, right.
Judge Hears All
About Big Fuss
Judge Herbert Phillips had to
figure out last Monday who hit who
with what in a fracas among seven
Ttie women involved and the
charges against them were as fol
lows: Barbara Williams Jones, hit
ting Rena Pearl Henry with a shoe
apd hitting Elizabeth Hill, 30 days
suspended on payment of lttlf
costs, and r<emain on good behavior
Jeffery Ann Williams, hitting
Rena Pearl Henry with a shoe,
30 days suspended, half costs, and
put on good behavior 60 days.
Rena Pearl Henry, found guilty
of hitting Jeffery Ann Williams
wi(h a stick; Elizabeth Hill, found
guilty of hitting Jeffery Ann Wil
liams with a stick; Bernice Dunn,
same charge. These three received
the same penalty as Barbara Jones
and Jeffery Ann Williams.
Dorothy Hester and Fannie Dud
ley, also charged with being in
volved somehow in the set-to, were
found not guilty.
M Days Suspended
James Miles Collins was given a
90-day sentence suspended on pay
ment of $100 for drunken driving
and $10 and costs for having an
The muffler fine will be remitted
if Collins installs a new muffler
by May 19.
Paul Howell was found guilty of
operating a car without a license,
speeding on a draw and driving
See COURT, Page 2
Tides at the Beaufort Bar
Tuesday, May 24
9:14 a.m. 3:27 a.m.
9:13 p.m. 3:1? p.m.
Wednesday, May 21
9:55 a.m. 4:02 a.m.
9:52 p.m. 3:49 p.m.
Thursday, May 22
10:42 a.m. 4:37 a.m.
10:39 p.m. 4:24 p.m.
Friday, May 23
11:35 a.m. 5:15 a.m.
11:34 p.m. 5:06 p.m.
By BOB SEYMOUR
County residents had a fine op
portunity to tour a submarine over
the weekend. The USS Argonaut
tied up at state port Friday morn
ing and sailed yesterday. Officers
and crew members conducted tours
of the submarine for anyone in
terested in going through the ves
The first party taken through the
sub consisted of Mayor George
Dill, chamber of commerce presi
dent Bud Dixon, chamber manager
Joe DuBois and News-Times pho
tographer Bob Seymour.
The party was welcomed aboard
by Lt. Cdr. Willett Edward White,
captain of the Argonaut. Mayor
Dill presented Commander White
a key to the city and welcomed
him and the crew to Morehead
The tour started in the officers
ward room, a combination dining
area and plotting room. Com
mander White showed how courses
were plotted on the dining table
while coffee was being served.
"There isn't much space to waste
in a submarine,", he pointed out.
The Argonaut is 312 feet long
and has a crew of nine officers
and 77 men. Torpedo tubes, navi
gating equipment and motors take
a good part of the available space.
After coffee, Commander White
led the way to the forward tor
pedo tubes. He showed how a tor
pedo is "loaded" into its tube.
Torpedoes are stored in racks be
tween the bunks where the crew
Mr. Dixon commented on the
spic and span appearance of the
sub and Commander White told
him that the crew had not con
ducted a field day (all-out cleaning
operation) in over a year.
"The crew is proud of this sub
marine and every man has a cer
tain area assigned to him. Every
day he cleans that area, polishes
the brass and chrome and sees
that everything is in order," the
"Morale is very high on the Ar
gonaut," Commander White con
tinued. "We have a daily news
paper that gives the crew all the
baseball scores, sports results and
brief reports of current news." At
this point he handed out copies of
an six-page mimeographed paper.
Sub Has Juke Box
A standard juke box is installed
in the crew's mess. Speakers from
See SUBMARINE, Page 2
Newest Building on Beach
The newest building it Atlantic Beach I* the aaakipaJ heiMia* mm
the Salter Pith Ro??L It banes the police departmeat, left, aat
Ciril Dcfexc keiiwtltn, the lava fin track, ? boird room far the
commUiiuaui, tows clerk'i attk*. aad tka beach ABC (tan.
U. Cdr. W. E. White
. . . Argonaut's tltipper
"It was poor."
That's the way C. Z. Chappoll,
chairman of the county board of
elections, summed up registration
in the county for the past three
Persons who are unregistered
and want to vote in the May 31
primary were to register between
May 3 and May 17. Approximately
16 registered in Beaufort and the
ratio in other precincts was be
lieved similar to that, Mr. Chap
Challenge day will be Saturday.
At that time anyone who doubts
that a registered person is quali
fied to vote may issue a challenge
before the registrar in the pre
Hurt in Wreck
On Fort Road
Three Others Injured
As Jaguar Upsets, Burns
Miss Dolti" Wilcv, Pnsebnrn,
seriously injured shortly after
midnight Saturday when the car
in which she was riding went out
of control on the Fort Macon Road
and upset. Miss Wiley is confined
to the Morchead City Hospital with
a brain concussion, jevere burns
on her back, cuts and bruises.
The accident happened at the
entrance to the slate park. Three
others were slightly injured They
were treated at the hospital and
discharged. Driver of the car a
Jaguar, was Ayers Hall. Cherry
Point. Others were Joseph A. Mar
tin. Cherry Point, and Wilma Hall,
Roseboro. The girls are students
at Fast Carolina College.
Patrolman R. II. Brown said that
A>ers failed to make a curvc The
car traveled Mm feet afler leaving
the road, turned over in a thicket
and burned. The Atlantic Beach
Fire Department put out the blaze.
Ayers has been charged with
careless and reckless driving.
Patrolman Brown investigated
two other weekend accidents Don
ald Gaskill, oute 1 Beaufort, hit
and killed a cow at midnight Sat
urday 011 highway 70 west of Smyr
na. lie was driving a 1949 Ford
owned by Alton T. Gaskill. Mar
shallberg. Damage to the car
amounted to $100.
About the same time Saturday
night, James G. Kllison, 804 Pine
St., Beaufort, headed east on the
Laurel Road, failed to stop at the
M e r r i m o n Road intersection,
jumped a canal and ended up in
He was alone and escaped in
jury. Damage to his 1954 Olds
mobile was estimated at $.100 He
was charged with failing to stop
at a stop sign.
Lions to Give
The Morehead City Lions Club
voted Thursday night to continue
ita practice of making athletic
awarda to Morchead City seniors.
Tne outstanding boy and girl ath
letes in the senior class will re
ceive their awards at graduation
exercises. The Lions met at the
Hotel Fort Macon dining room.
The club voted to donate $30 to
the American legion Boys' State
program. Zone Chairman J. E.
Crowe announced that the state
Lions convention will be June 10-12
Grayson Bullock reported that
the Lions committee appointed to
work on the town park had not
been called on yet. City authorities
predict that it will be late in the
summer before the park is fin
Jack Morgan gave a report on
the boat and auto show. He said
that he did not have a complete
financial report but that the club
would make a considerable profit
from the venture.
President J. B. Kubanks read a
letter from the chamber of com
merce thanking the club for at
tending the chamber banquet the
Sneak Thief Takes $200
From Shipbuilding Office
A sneak (hicf look about $200 f
from a cardboard box in sn un
locked desk drawer at the More
head City Shipbuilding Corp. office
Friday. The theft was reported to
the Morehcad City policc at 3:30
Chief of Police Herbert Griffin
said the money was in billi,
clipped together. It was in a box
of change kept for the drink ma
Mrs. Minnie Pittman, who kept
the money in her desk, told the i
chief that it was there just before
she left for lunch. When a worker
asked for change about 2 p.m. she
realized that the bills were gone. 1
About $2 in loo^e changc was left
in the box.
Chief Griffin says the money '
must have been taken while Mrs.
Pittman was out to lunch. "The
back door to the office was left
open during the lunch hour and I
people were walking through all
the time," the chief said.
"The person who took the money
must have waited until no pne was '
around, put the money in his '<
pocket and walked right out. There I
were no witnesses, there is no way <
to get fingerprints and tbe person 1
who took it surely isn't going to I
tell anybody," the chief declared.
Despite the odds against finding 1
the thief, the police are conducting
a full-seal* investigation.
Import Due Soon
Bulk Storage Co., Morehead City,
will receive its first imported car
go of vegetable oil on the Dutch
MS Sloterdyk June 13. The Sloter
dyk, a Holland- American ship, will
be making its regular call at the
Morehead City port.
The oil is consigned to a North
Carolina manufacturer, reported
Bob Hicks of Heide and Co., ship's
agent. The shipment totals 300
Brought in on the MS Klosterdyk,
also Holland American, this week
were 100 tons of imports, including
peat moss, cotton nets, manila
rope, nails and chain. All the items
are consigned to North Carolina.
Mr. Hicks commented that thes*
imports are a "healuiy sign .
Some people have predicted that
this port would never be a paint
of import, only export, Mr. Hicks
commented. Imports, though small
now, are growing.
The port's major exports are
tobacco, lumber and fish oil
(For more port news see