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CARTERET COUNTY NEWS-TIMES '?<
. 47th YEAR, NO. 42. TWO SECTIONS FOURTEEN PAGES MOREHEAD CITY AND BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA TUESDAY, MAY 27, 1968 PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAY*
Migrant Ministry Chairman
Asks Contributions be Sent
The Rev. Alvii Daniel, chairman 4
of the Migrant Ministry Commit
tee, requests that churches which
^have taken a special offering to
finance the migrant ministry pro
gram send their contributions to
the treasurer as soon as possible.
The treasurer is the Rev. John
M. Cline, pastor of Ann Street
Methodist Church. Beaufort.
The County Ministers Associa
tion is buying 100 New Testaments
and 500 separate booklets, each a
chapter of the New Testament, to
be used in the ministry to mi
The Rev. Marshall Gilmore will
be the migrant minister this sum
mer. The Rev. Oree Broomfield,
last year's minister, will not be
able to return, the Rev. Mr. Dan
The migrant ministry committee
will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Mon
day, June 2, with Miss Kathryn
Leaf, division of home missions,
North Carolina Council of
Churches. The luncheon will be
served by women of the First Bap
k list Church, Beaufort.
The Rev. Mr. Daniel appeals
particularly to organizations to
make up health and first aid kits.
Health kits consist of towel, wash
cloth, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste,
comb, and nailfile. First aid kits
consist of band-aids, merthiolate,
^ aspirin and similar remedies.
Complete information on these
and other items needed to carry
out an effective migrant ministry
program is available in printed
form by writing the Rev. Mr. Dan
iel, or Mrs. Russell Klemm, Beau
Any businesses which may like
j to donate soap, towels, wash cloths
or other items toward the project
may contact the Rev. Mr. Daniel
1 or send the donations to Ann Street
Methodist Church mornings after
The migrant minister will be in
the county from June 2 through
Arts, Crafts Exhibit Will
Be in First Baptist Church
Photo by Bob Seymour
Frances Bell, daughter of Mr. and Mr*. F. R. Bell. Beaufort, and
senior art student of Mrs. M. Leslie Davis, displays two of her still
lifes which will be on exhibit June 18 in the First Baptist Church
recreation room, Beaufort.
The arts and crafts exhibit of
the Old Homes Tour will be in the
recreation room of the First Bap
tist Church, Beaufort.
The exhibit will consist of pic
tures done by art students of Mrs.
M. Leslie Davis, Beaufort. In
charge of the crafts exhibit will
be Miss Grace Wilson.
Both Mrs. Davis and Miss Wil
son are members of the Beaufort
Woman's Club which is sponsoring
the exhibit in conjunction with an
Old Homes and historic landmarks
tour Wednesday, June 18. The arts
and crafts exhibit will begin at
11 a.m. and continue until 6 p.m
At the art exhibit Miss Frances
Bell, a senior at Beaufort School,
who has studied for five years
with Mrs. Davis, will be present
ing her work.
Other students whose work will
be shown are Mrs. Merrit Bridg
man, Mrs. John House, both of
Morehead City; Miss Jenny Lynn
Garner, Newport; Jonathan Willis,
Bill Fulford, Jerry Hardesty, Lin
da Burrows, Linda Tilghman,
Janet Leonard and Douglas Gil
christ, all of Beaufort.
Work, Willingness Build
? Crab Point Free Will Church
Car up Pole
' Edward llermelin, Cherry Point
?? Marine, wis charged with careless
and reckless driving, exceeding
the speed limit and damage to city
?nd personal property Sunday
night after he backed his car up
a power pole at 16th and Arendei:
Streets, Morehead City.
Police Lt. Joe Smith said that
( Hermelin's 1953 Pontiac left Aren
dell Street in front of the Duffy
Guthrie house and slid for 190 feet
before ending up on the guy wire
supporting a power pole,
i The car dug up shrubs in the
yards of Mr. Guthrie. M. M. Ays
cue and Mrs. Lucile A. Smith,
i Lieutenant Smith said he thought
the car was about to go end over
end when it got caught in the guy
A wrecker was called to pull the
car off but the rear of the car was
about 8 feet off the ground. Finally
a man from the power company
' came and took the guy wire loose,
dropping the car to the ground.
' Hermelin told Lt. Smith that a
car had bumped into him and
forced him off the road. Investi
gation led Lieutenant Smith to be
lieve that a 1950 Oldsmobile driven
by Carl Brice, also of Cherry
Point, had forced him off the road.
Brice allegedly forced Herfoelin
off the road when he found that
his wife was in the car with Her
i melin and another couple, the po
I 4 lice officer related. Brice was
i shopped at the main gate at Cherry
Point. He has been charged with
hit and run driying.
Both cases were continued in
Morehead City recorder's court
until next Monday. Damage to the
Pontiac was estimated at $100.
Damage to the shrubs and lawns
I wai estimated at $130.
Cars Collide Saturday
Night in Morehead City
Two cars collided at 24th and
Evans Streets, Morehead City, at
10:50 p.m. Saturday. Walter Pitt
man of Macclesfield was driving
south on 24th Street when his 1958
Ford collided with a 1957 Buick
driven by Thomas F. Bridgers,
Police Capt. Carl Bunch re
ported that Bridgers had turned
from Evana Street to 24th when
the accident occurred. Damage to
the Ford was estimated at $85 and
to the Buick, $40. There were ao
By BOB SEYMOUR
The Crab Point Free Will Baptist
rhurch is an example of what a
community can do if its citizens
really get behind an idea. People
in the Crab Point section had been
trying for years to get a church
organized but it took someone to
present the idea in a way that
could get the community solidly
John Ebron conducted a com
munity survey in the summer of
1056 and found that most of the
Crab Point people wanted a Free
Will Baptist Church. With that end
in mind, a few dedicated men
built a brush arbor with a canvas
top in June 1956.
The Rev. Noah Brown, More
head City, conducted services on
Sunday afternoons and on Thurs
day nights. Mr. Ebron was in
charge of Sunday School on Sun
With the coming of cool weather,
the congregation began to look (or
a new meeting place. A partially
finished house owned by Tom Ben
nett became a temporary sanc
By Christmas, 1356. a small
building had been completed and
the firit service in the new church
wn a Christmas program. In
terest in the church grew and soon
the first building was not large
enough to scat the congregation.
The original structure was con
verted to Sunday School rooms and
a new auditorium was added. The
first service in the new sanctuary
was another Christmas program,
The unusual thing about the two
buildings is that not a dollar has
been paid to contractors or labor
ers. Men and women in the com
munity donated their time and
CHURCH, Page J
David E. Parnell Wanders
From Mother; Body
Found in Boat Channel
David E. Parnell Jr., 4'Vyear-old
boy from Durham, drowned Satur
day afternoon north of Atlantic
Beach in a boat channel.
The boy was rushed to the More
head City Hospital in the Dill am
bulance but extended efforts made
to revive him failed. He was pro
nounced dead at 4:15 p.m.
The child was the son of Mr. and
Mrs. David E. Parnell, West Dur
ham. Mrs. Parnell had gone to the
Sound Beach pool, a new saltwater
swimming area, with David and a
Mayor A. B. Cooper, Atlantic
Beafch, said that subsequent inves
tigation showed that the drowning
victim never entered the pool area.
It was thought at first that he
might have preceded his mother
through the gate.
Instead, the child must have got
ten away from his mother while
she was in the parking area devot
ing her attention to keeping the
younger child out of the way of
Mayor Cooper said that a child's
sand bucket and sailboat were
found in a rough area outside the
fence. He said that the boy must
have dropped them as he was go
ing toward a channel where two
boats were anchored. The body
was found floating near the boats.
As soon as the mother reported
that her child was lost, an an
nouncement was made over the
public address system at the pool.
The body was found 10-15 minutes
later. The father was fishing at the
time on the Triple-Ess ocean pier.
Mayor Cooper expressed deep re
gret and cautions all parents to put
life rings on tiny tots. Older folks,
he added, should always swim in
The child's drowning was the
first in this area this season. Num
erous drownings were also report
ed over the weekend in other parts
of the state.
The body was sent to Heming
way, S. C., for burial.
Fight In Street
Tampa Green and E. P. Thomas
were arrested for fighting on
Queen Street near the Chicken
Shack Saturday evening. Beaufort
police locked them up under $50
and $100 bonds respectively.
Thomas was also charged with
having a concealed weapon.
Tides at the Beaufort Bar
(Eastern Standard Time)
Tuesday, May 27
9: 18 a.m.
Wednesday, May 28
Thursday, May 2*
Friday, May 3#
12:02 a m
School Planners, Raleigh,
Survey Carteret Situation
Car Hits Fire Hydrant
Photo by Bob Seymour
Allen Colenda, Morehead City, lifts a fire hydrant which was
broken at 24th and Areodell Streets. The fire hydrant was knocked
looae Saturday night by a hit and run driver. Water is gushing from
John Robert Whittmore, New
Bern, was arrested Saturday
night and charged with hit and
(un and leaving the scene of an
accident, lie allegedly knocked
the fire hydrant at 24th and
Arendell Streets loose from the
water main at 9:15 p.m.
The car that hit the hydrant
wis a ISM Buick owned by I An
nie Howard of Newport. Police
called Mr. Howard and he laid
that his son, Joe, had the ear.
. Baach poiioe found the car
parked at the beach and apprt
hended Whittmore, who, accord
Judge Hamilton Speaks
At Rotary Club Meeting
Judge Luther Hamilton gave his
views on US foreign1 policy at the
Morehead City Rotary Club meet
ing at the Rex Restaurant Thurs
day night. Judge Hamilton is run
ning for state senator from this
district, but elected to talk on na
tional rather than state politics.
Judge Hamilton was the guest
of Dr. Silas Thorne, who made the
introduction. Another guest was
Rotarian George Carter of Kinston.
The county draft board is trying
to locate William Harvey Stoddard
Anyone who knows his address is
asked to contact the board at the
courthouse, Beaufort, or call 2-7111.
For the Want of a Nail . .
For the want of a nail, a shoe
was lost, for, the want of a (hoe,
a horse was lost, for the want of
a horse, a kingdom was lost...
This could be the epitaph on the
Seashore Highway unless action
is taken very soon to dredge a
small 1,204 foot channel for a car
ferry at Cedar Island.
The ferry would run from Ocra
coke to Cedar Island, to the east
ern terminus of Highway TO. It
would link the beach resorts of
Dare County and Ocracoke to Car
teret County, giving travelers an
all-seasbort route along the outer
bank* and connecting them with
major highways here in Carteret.
At it is, tourists can come only
as (ar south as Ocracoke, then
they must turn and retrace their
steps northward again.
Complications have prevented A.
W. Daniels of Cedar Island and
Charlotte from going through with
his state-approved plan for a pri
vately operated car ferry.
J. A. DuBois, More head City,
past president of the Seashore
Highway Association, says, "Ferry
service could be provided in a mat
ter of months if the state would
build a landing slip at the eDd of
US Highway 70 on Cedar Island
"True, during a northeaster it
would be rough and expensive
bulkheads would be a must
"But it is only 1,200 feet from
the end of the highway to 17 feet
of water and there is 17 feet or
more all the way from there to
12 foot Wallace Channel, which
leads into Silver Lake at Ocracoke.
"Suppose it cost tso.ooo to build
a landing slip and $300,000 for the
state to buy a ferry," be continues.
"They can buy the largest land
ing craft from Uncle Sam," he
states, "for a mere one dollar and
convert it to carry 40 or more
cart. Then the itate could eatablish
free ferry service at a coat much
lower than the average one-mile
causeway and bridge on the coaat.
"I feel that thia la our only hope
for quick completion of thia vital
lntenaive work and support o I
the proposal is a must, if the car
ferry is to be in operation by next
summer. Observer! state that with
the new attraction, Cape Hatteras
National Seashore Park, just north
of Carteret, the car ferry would
open up vast new touriat opportuni
ties to Carteret.
ing to Joe Howard, was driving
the Buick at the time of the ac
Morehead Ctiy Police Capt. C.
E. Bunch estimated damage to
the Buick at $150.
Water in the area of the hy
drant had to be turned off for
an hour and a half. C. W. Wil
liams, Carolina Water Co. man
ager. said that the hydrant was
merely plugged after the acci
dent to permit water being cut
back on- The hydrant was re
The water company damages
were estimated at $150.
Will Meet Today
All candidates for the county
dairy princess title will meet at
3:30 today at the Webb Memorial
Civic Center, 9th and Evans
Streets, Morehead City.
Organizations which are spon
soring candidates are reminded
by R. M. Williams, county agent,
that their candidate will have a
better chance at the title if she
attends this meeting.
Training will be given there on
poise, carriage, speech and other
qualifications contestants should
JC's Work to Get
Voters to Polls
The Morehead City Junior Cham
ber of Commerce has decided by
unanimous vote to participate in
the state and national Gct-Out-The
This campaign is conducted an
nually in various counties of the
state under the sponsorship of
local Jaycee chapters. Its purpose
Is to encourage every eligible voter
to take a few minutes of time and
exercise his voting privilege.
Jaycee president Jerry J. Willis
named a committee of six men,
headed by Norris Edge, sales rep
resentative of the Carolina Power
and Light Co. in this area, to con
duct this program.
This committee will, among
other things, make available trans
portation to any voter who desires
to go to the polls and vote in the
primary this coming Saturday, and
will make every effort to advise
the public of the coining primary
through the usual news media.
If you desire to make use of
this committee, you may do so by
contacting President Jerry J. Wil
lis, announces Herbert Phillips,
Smyrna Seniors Will
Graduate Thursday Night
Smyrna seniors will graduate at
S p.m. Thursday at the school. Th?
commencement address will be de
livered by J. A. Batson.
Valedictorian li Serina Davis,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
Davis of Davis, and salutatorian
'? Peggy FuHord, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Owen Fulford, Harkers
Four members of the division of school planning,
Raleigh, completed a three-day survey of schools in the
county late Wednesday. They arrived here Monday.
The men came to Carteret at the request of the Citizenss
for Better Schools Committee. They will make recommen
where' .Z T* *rh?o1 b"?1in?.,
?here and how they ,hould be
wore John V P"nnin?
wore John Cameron, director; Mir
.in John?on. design consultant; W
and nr . . ?luc,Uon consultant;
and Dr J L. Pierce, consultant in
health and physical education
Meet with Committee
I he men met Monday night with
tor School'1' eomn,ittee of 'he Bet
ier .Schools committee, Dr M B
Morey, Morehead City; Dr Theo
Wnf Bcaufort' Mrs. Elmer
Willis Smyrna; Charles Caudell
Warren' "* M'it0n
j Mr. Warren, vice-chairman of
n .hrCK,iVe con,mittee. Presided
In the absence of R. M. McClain
Chairman who was in the hospital'
tv h J"1' chalrm?n of the coun
pre.^nt was also
i ?rh i ^mmittcc presented the
school planners with a list of ques
tions on which they are seeking
advice. This included transport,
tion. Miccif high schools, how a
new building program might be fi
lems a"d OUler 8p?clflc Prob
,?|0i'.|Tu?Sf,;,y ,he com<nittee visit
ed Atlantic and areas out from it
Smyrna, Markers Island, Beaufort'
On'The fT "d SU,|la Sch00ls:
On the following day it visited
schools in Morehead City, Camp
Glenn and Newport.
They were unable to cover the
Mernmon and Craven County sec
?hL<<r1Z Wh'ch "omc c"teret
School children come), but were
supplied information on those
They were given map, mdicat
"(? school bus transportation
*nd the routes walked by
children attending county schools.
The visitors were alao .upplicd
I with financial reports.
H. L. Joslyn, county fnperintend
... t ?C?k0?U' ",d lhe men did not
tell him their opinion* nor did they
sued* tbe'r reP?rt W0Uld ^ '*?
Mr. Joslyn said that the state
i planners only recommend. It will
be the decision of Oartorct school
officials as to whether the recom
mediations will be followed.
This is the third time in recent
years that the assistance of state
experts has been requested by Car
teret in school planning.
A steady rain Sunday afternoon
and night let up yesterday morn
ing after 1.63 inches of rain had
fallen. Weather observer Stamey
Davis said yesterday that this has
been one of the wettest springs
| recorded in recent years.
It rained three days last week
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,
with .71 Inches of rain measured.
I Maximum and minimum tem
peratures and wind direction for
the past week follow
? . Ma*. Mln. Wind
^0nd.*y ? ?5 SW
76 68 SE
Wednesday SO 65 SE
*2 63 SW
I*** ? ? SW
y 83 *7 SE
Sunday 78 n sw
The (tate highway safety divi
sion has reinstated the drivers li
cense! of Gardner W. Wiikins,
Newport, and Charles Q. Willis,
? Fi B"'
Patrol over the weekend
Two accidents occurred after
S.Turday midnight, two Sunday
and two Monday. Several person,
Royal 1). Golden, route 1 Beau
fort, suffered a broken arm at 1
a m. Saturday when his 1J56 M
cury upset on highway 7". 'l'n
miles east of Beaufort The Mer
cury was headed toward Beaufort,
Patrolman W. F. Pickard said
that GoIden failed to mak* acur
The car was demolished. Golden
was taken to the Morchead City
Hospital by the Adair ambulance.
George Murray Thomas, Beau
fort? turned a 1958 *'?rVh;Verri
midnight Saturday on the Mtrri
mon Road, east of the interaction
with Highway 70.
Svkes investigated. Thomas was
alone The car went off the road
o? a curve. Damage was estimated
at $500. The car was owned by
Hits Parked Cars
Osborne H. Owens M^shal^
berg was taken to the hospital
early Sunday morning after the
car he was driving ran into two
parked cars on the Marshaling
Road He suffered minor injuries.
Owens was driving a 1956 f ord
Patrolman Pickard said that
Owens went around a curve head
ed toward Mar.hallberg, faUed _ to
make it, and hit two ears parked
along the aide of the road.
The parked can were a 1953
ford, owned by George S. Golden
and a 1*53 Ford owned by George
T Golden. Owena' car struck the
1953 Ford first, flipped it over and
knocked it into the 1955 car.
The 1953 car was demolished
and the other damaged to the ex
tent of $200 Owens' car waa dam
aged to the extent of $700 He has
been charged with careless and
reckless driving. The cars ne nit
were parked on the right side of
the road, headed toward Marshall
j Driver Cited
Howard W. Hill, Cherry Point,
was charged at 11:15 P- jr i- Sun
day with traveling too fast for
existing road conditions after he
hit the rear of a 1950 Chevrolet
driven by Etekiel Edward McCabe
Jr., route 6 Havelock.
The accident happened three
miles eaat of Newport on highway
70. Patrolman Pickard said Hill
waa driving a 1956
alammed into the real oi McCabe .
1950 Chevrolet. McCabe hid
Stopped to allow oncoming traffic
to pass before making a left turn.
No one was hurt. Damage to
the Chevrolet waa J'
$75 and damage to the Plymouth
1953 Ford, driven by Roland
S. Lewis, route 1 Beaufort, turned
over 10 milea east of Beaufort on
highway 70 at 7 30 a m. : ?????
day. Patrolman Pickard said Lewi*
failed to make a curve. The road
waa sUck and it waa raining at
Lewta was taken to Morehead
City hoapital. He suffered minor
injuriea. Damage to the car was
estimated at $300. No charge,
Macon Court Resident
Reports on Rowdyism
Morehead City police are investi
gating the activities of two teen
age gang* allegedly operating in
Morehead City. One man, Donald
Edward* of Macon Court, told a
NEWS-TIMES reporter yesterday
that members of one of the
"gangs", the Crows, had threaten
ed hi* life.
Mr. Edwards, who has lived in
Macon Court aince last October, is
a machinist at the Morehead City
Shipbuilding Corp. He Is the father
of five children.
"My troubles with the Crows be
gan about two weeks ago when one
of the members got fresh with my
12-year-old daughter. I spoke to
him about it and then went to aee
his mother. She didn't believe that
her son would do such a thing and
wouldn't listen to me," Mr. Ed
"Last Manday one of my boys
was riding down the street when
(our of the Crows ganged up on
him. One of the boyi hit him on
the inkle with * stone, causing a
severe injury. I heard the noise
and went outside and broke up the
"In a little while eight boys 11
to IS years old were in front of my
house with hatchets, bows and ar
rows, k n i v e a and homemade
spears. They stood across the
street and yelled for me to come
out and fight," Mr. Edwards con
"I got to my car and , went
atraight to the police statioo. The
police said they couldn't do a thing
but suggested that I get ltr. James
(Alphonse James, county juvenile
judge) and take him out to talk la
"llr., James knew moat a( tike
boys bee suae they had been in trou
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