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Much is at Stake Saturday
Saturday is the day of the primary.
There is much at stake in this pri
mary. It is extremely important to this
county and to eastern North Carolina
that Luther Hamilton, Morehead City,
' be returned to the state senate.
Senator Hamilton faces competition.
If he is not winner in this primary, the
wrong cannot be righted in November,
because his name won't be on the
Four men are running for the senate.
Two will be elected. The four are
Senator Hamilton, Clyde Sabiston of
Jacksonville, J. O. Simpkins of New
Bern and John L. Kellam of Kinston.
People often wonder what they can
do, individually, to help the things they
are interested in ? such as the welfare
of the Morehead City port ? or the
need for a landing slip at Cedar Island
for a car ferry from Ocracoke to Cedar
This is how they can help: they can
, go to the polls Saturday and vote for a
Carteret man for senator. Carteret
County should have ? as a matter of
fact, we must have ? someone plug
ging for the port and other major
coastal projects in the senate in 1959.
This is not a matter of politics, this is
a matter of common sense.
Carteret, like every county, is as
sured representation in the lower
house, but not in the senate. In 1957,
for the first time in 36 years, Carteret
had one of its own citizens in the sen
ate when Senator Hamilton went to
While a senator from one of the
other counties in this senatorial district
represents all the district, he can't have
at heart the welfare of this county as
would a Carteret resident.
It is every individual's right to vote
as he chooscs. He must vote according
to his own beliefs and desires. We just
hope that a good majority of voters
will see the value of having a state sen
ator from Carteret ? and that NO
ONE will "forget" to vote Saturday.
Not Bad for a Starter
For a first time, North Carolina's
ports day was not bad at all.
With something new, there are al
ways rough spots to be smoothed and
lots of things to be learned about how
to do it. All of North Carolina must be
made port' conscious and this con
sciousness must be generated through
good publicity, not the publicity of fric
tion. The latter is one of the types of
ports publicity that folks upstate have
had, and unfortunately, that's the type
that human beings remember longest.
In addition to being a "hook" upon
which can be hung good news about
ports, ports day offers an opportunity
to show the taxpayers how a port op
erates. It falls at the time of year when
many school pupils are taking field
trips. On this one day, the ports could
be opened to school children and the
public. m , m
Instead of having groups straggling
into the port from day to day and in
terrupting routine, the visits could be
concentrated on one day.
Observing ports day does not have
tt> involve expenditure of lots of money.
It's always nice if money is available,
but a lot of imagination, a good amount
of interest and a fair amount of effort
? are really all that is necessary. And
most of this should come from the indi
vidual port cities. The cooperation of
the governor, in proclaiming ports day,
and the State Ports Authority is need
ed. Without their blessing, the port
cities would feel somewhat bereft in
trying to go it alone.
If, some day the chamber of com
merce can ever scrape together enough
money to invite some mountain editors
or reporters down here, take them to
dinner, on a boat ride and show them
the port, that would be nice. That
would probably go just as far, if not
farther, toward obtaining goodwill for
the ports than wining and dining "big
Thanks is due the Morehead City
band, its excellent director, Ralph
Wade, the Morehead City Chamber of
Commerce, SPA office personnel, and
town officials for their interest in the
new page in North Carolina'* book,
State Ports' Day. The band played at*
the port Thursday (which was National
Maritime Day as well as ports day),
the chamber of commerce saw the
value in the occasion and backed it,
and town officials supported it. D.
Leon Williams, state ports director,
thinks well, indeed, of the observance.
Let's aim for bigger and better ports
days ? with proper planning and pro
motion they will mean bigger and bet
Are You Cracking Up?
You are speeding whenever you're
driving faster than you ought to ? for
? the condition of the road, your car,
yourself and the weather.
Some Tar Heels never think of con
ditions when they drive. They operate
in a kind of vacuum, obsessed with the
thought of getting wherever they're
going in the shortest possible time. It's
part of the "in-a-hurry" complex.
The person who is securely in the
grip of this complex is unable to relax.
He hurries through his meals . . .
dashes from place to place . . . and
lives in a constant state of nervous agi
tation. When he drives, he's impatient,
jittery, over-anxious ? one of the worst
menaces on the highway.
But there are varying degrees of the
malady. And every driver should check
his driving behavior to make sure he's
not developing any of the symptoms.
Are you restless and impatient be
hind the wheel . . . likely to be discour
? teous to pedestrians and other drivers?
Do you fuss and fume every time you
must stop for a red light, a train, a
pedestrian crossing or a traffic tie-up?
Do you find yourself inclined to pass
other drivers for no other reason than
just the desire to get ahead of them?
Are you overly time-conscious, always
figuring how you can save a minute
here and there in traffic?
If you find it hard to get a straight
answer from yourself on these ques
tions, you might try observing your
passengers for some hint as to your
If they are tense and nervous . . .
grab onto the seat or the door . . . press
down with both feet to apply their own
brakes . . . frequently offer advice or
warning . . . it's a pretty safe bet that
you're not exactly a calm, cool and col
In the face of over 1,000 traffic
deaths last year, it's time to start im
Sign in front of an auto repair shop :
"May we have the next dents?"
Carteret County Newt-Times
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Entered as Second Class Matter at Morebead City, N. C., Under Act of March I, U?
ONE WHO NEVER SEEMS TO GO HUNGRY
And They Thought It Was Murder
The police of Beaufort, Morehead
City, Atlantic Beach and the
sheriff's department were in an
uproar Wednesday night ? and
they're not talking about it.
Word went out over the police
radio that a motorist had a body
in the trunk of his car. The body
was seen by another motorist who
said the trunk lid of the car in
front of him was up slightly, and
there was an arm and leg hang
ing out, just dripping with blood.
Well! A description of the car
was obtained, all police officers,
including constables, were alerted
to be on the lookout for the car
with the body in the trunk.
Some time later the car was
found on the Fort Macon Road,
ketchup all over the trunk lid.
A group of boys decided that it
would be a great joke to dump
ketchup on one of them, have him
crawl in the trunk of a car and
play dead, then see what would
happen when the motorist behind
spotted the "body".
Well, they found out.
Officers are searching the books
to see if there isn't some law
against playing dead and leading
the law on a wild goose chase. At
last reports, they were still search
From The News-Times classified
ad section of May 13:
"For sale: Used baby, carriage
in good condition, $10."
Oh what a difference an itty,
bitty comma can make.
If graduation of each senior this
month would depend on whether
he can spell "baccalaureate" prop
erly, I bet there would be many
a sad would-be graduate.
In the school columns received
at the newspaper this month, the
word was spelled differently in
each and in only one was it cor
rect; that one was from the W.
S. King School.
In the absence of G. B. Talbot,
head of the Fish and Wildlife lab,
Pivers Island, James E. Sykes is
in charge. Mr. Talbot is on his
way to Pakistan where he will
serve as fisheries consultant to the
Mr. 8ykes expects to go next
year, but he is to stay there a
year. Mr. Talbot is scheduled to
return here in three months.
It's only a matter of time, I
guess, before we'll be writing the
first newsstory on a swimmer or
water skier being nearly decapi
tated by a wild man in an outboard
The number of outboard motor
By BILL CROWEI.L
Motor Vehicles Department
QUIZ . . . Everytimr you get into
your car to drive any distance, you
take a brutal examination for life.
In this examination, what you
don't know can hurt you since just
one mistake, one decision based
on misinformation may cost a life
?perhaps your own.
Do you know enough to operate
your car safely?
You can best answer that ques
tion for yourself. As a start in
weighing your knowledge, and that
of the other' drivers in your family,
see how many of the following
questions you can answer. Some
are not easy ? but neither is the
examination you take every time
you slide behind the wheel of your
Mark each question true or false,
then check the end of the column
for correct answers.
1. If your reaction time li
average and you're driving at 40
mile per hour, your car will
travel some IS feet before you hit
the brakes in an emergency.
2. If through error you
find yourself driving too fast in ?
curve, you should take your foot
off the accelerator and press the
3. More than 1,000 persona
died In North Carolina traffic acci
dents last year.
.. 4. At 40 milea per hour, on
? dry road, the best way to make
an emergency stop is to press the
brake pedal hard enough to lock
the wheels and hold it there.
5. Posted speed limiti are
usually safe limits regardieas of
6. Driver's licenses, once
issued, ara good for life in North
T. Recovery from a skid
will be made easier if you leave
the clutch alone and turn your
front wheels in the direction of the
t. If a car you want to
pass is traveling at 30 milea par
hour, and you're going 40, you can
aafely get ahead of him in <50 feet.
9. You are approaching an
eight-sided traffic sign with the
lettering obliterated by weather,
but you are sure it means caution.
10. State law requires you
to dim your headlights for oncom
ing traffic at night.
1. False. Even though the aver
driver takes considerably less than
a second to react to danger, his
car will still move 44 feet during
2. False. Leave the brake alone
and keep your foot on the accelera
tor since a little power to the rear
wheels will help counteract aide
sway. Better still, though, slow
down before you get yourself in
this dangerous predicament.
3. True. And there were 1108 fa
talities in 1956 and 1165 in 1955. Ac
cident injuries approach 20,000
4. False. You risk a blow-out
and actually require a longer dis
tance to stop by locking the wheels.
To stop in the shortest possible dis
tance. either alternately step on
awl release the brake pedal or ap
ply maximum pressure possible
just short of locking the wheels.
5. False. Posted speed limits ap
ply only under ideal conditions. In
threatening or rainy weather, legal
speed limits may often be danger
ous. Always govern your driving
speed by weather, road and traf
6. False. State law requlrea a
re-examination for operator's per
mits every four years.
7. True. Also, if you are sliding
into danger, you can brake very
gently. Don't panic and apply the
brakes hard. You only worsen the
8. False. You will need a mini
mum o I *00 feet.
?. Falae. An eight-sided, or oc
tagonal shaped sign, either red or
yellow, always means stop. Noth
10. True. The glare frpm hi
beams cut perception distance
from 75 to 80 per cent, according
to tests. Always dim your head
lights and alow down when the
other fellow won't dim hia.
SUDDEN THWAT ... Even
tinall can can make big accidents.
boats is larger than ever; every
body is learning to water ski and
in the same plaee where speed
fiends whip baek and forth, there
arc also swimmers.
A motorboat operator cannot
keep his eyes on the skier behind
him and a swimmer bobbing up
and down in front of him.
Many a ski tow rope has been
cut or frayed by an outboard run
ning over it.
Unless boat speed signs are post
ed in channels and other precau
tions taken, future damage may
be more serious!
Civil Defense recently allotted
another three-quarter million dol
lars for stream clearance in East
ern Carolina. The money is to re
pair damage done by 1855 hurri
canes. Carteret's request for more
stream clearance funds was not
In the past, Civil Defense money
has been spent in this county,
though, for some stream clearance
The Readers Write
May 20, last
To the Editor:
Raves (or your editorial, "Gar
bage (or Sale" Rejected. Thank
God (and I'm saying that with
reverence) (or editora and publish
ers who will stand up (or decency
K more editors would take the
same stand, some at the (ilth that
is peddled in the name o( news and
advertising and "Freedom of the
Press" would be eliminated and
heaven only knows how much im
morality would be prevented. All
kids nerd is some salacious printed
material, a (ew cans ol beer and
you've got an unwanted baby on
the way, rape cases and worse.
My teen age daughter came
home one day this winter and ask
ed me i( she could read "Peyton
Place". I said definitely, "NO".
Then 1 went on to point out to her
that her dad and I very seldom
refused her in such an arbitrary
manner but we (elt this sort o(
reading was just so much moral
0( course, she came back with
the usual ? "Well, everybody'a
reading it at school." That cut no
ice with me. I reminded her of
her study o( the Sixth Command
ment and all it meant. She accept
ed my decision with grace and un
derstanding and I think she has
inrreased respect (or my judgment
Soon a(ter, when the picture was
playing to packed houses, one o(
her girlfriends called and asked her
to go see it. I had wen Um pre
views and refused to let her fo.
She proudly told her friend, "I'm
sorry, Mother won't let ma fo ?
the and Pop don't approve."
An aroused public can do a lot
toward eliminating this stuff but
if the movies and publishers would
exert a certain amount of censor
ship on themselves, the Job would
be made that much easier. But it
is the old story ? people have to
want to be good All the laws and
censorship in the world won't
change human nature ? you have
to start with the heart of the indi
vidual and work from there.
I was disappointed just last week
to learn that my old favorite, Gary
Cooper, is playing the role of an
immoral father in the latest Holly
wood rc-make of "Peyton Place".
I always felt that Gary Cooper was
as dependable as Spencer Tracy
for a good, refreshing movie ?
now I'm afraid he has let me down.
Movie script writers and play
wrights would have a hard time
putting on their disgusting crea
tions if they couldn't find actors
and actresses to play the parts.
I've run on enough ? but being
a parent I know how hard it is to
rear kids these days when they
get so much trash thrown at them
from every tide and I intend to
fight it every chance I get. 1 don't
think I'm a prude and I don't in
tend to give my family or anyone
cl.-c that impression but there is
a limit beyond which I refuse to
give an inch.
: , A Mother
IS THE GOOD OLD MIS
THIRTY YEARS AGO
A new two-cabin cruiser, the
Sandpiper, was received at the
E. It. Gorham and Luther Ham
ilton were running for the general
assembly. J. R. Morris and J. J.
Whitehurst were Democratic can
didates, and T. M. Thomas Jr. and
James H. Davis Republican can
didates for sheriff.
Next Sunday would be the last
free day for visitors at Atlantic
Beach. Next week a toll would be
collected at the bridge.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Weddings in Beaufort this past
week included Miss Julia Lane
Graham to Mr. Benjamin F. Cope
land and Miss Mildred V. Sabiston
to Mr. Jamea G. WhitehursL
The new Paragon Department
store in Morehead City of which
Sam Adler waa manager, waa ad
vertising tennis shoes for 48 cents,
children's beach pajamas for 49
cents and silk hose for SO eents.
This is the Law
By ROBERT E. LEE
For the N. C. Bar Association
Susie Smith was a paying pa
tient in a hospital optralfd by a
non profit corporation. Dae to
the negligence of employeea of
the hospital ahe was seriously
and permanently Injured. May
she recover damages from the
No. A non-profit or charitable in
stitution is not liable for the wrong
ful and negligent acts of its em
ployees. Susie Smith will be un
able to recover from the hospital
damages for her personal injuries.
It has been said that this exemp
tion from liability on the part of
charitable institutions rests upon
grounds of public policy or upon
the theory that the property of a
charity is a trust fund and that the
charitable objects should not be
hampered by the wrongful acts of
those chosen to carry them out.
The fact that Susie Smith was a
paying patient is immaterial. Al
though the hospital made a profit
on Susie Smith, it was not a pri
vate profit. The profit made on
Susie Smith was used by the chari
table institution to care for the
This rule of immunity from lia
bility for personal injuries applies
not only to hospitals, but to a wide
variety of charitable institutions,
such as schools, collegea, orphan
ages, and churches.
The. only occasion in North Caro
lina where a charitable Institution
can be hold for the negligent acta
of ita employees is when there is
proof that it has not exercised rea
sonable care in their selection and
Would Susie Smith be able to
recover damages from the em
ployee of the hospital who negli
gently injured her?
Yea. Although the corporation
that operates the hospital ia not
liable, the individual or employee
who caused the injury may be held
responsible for damages.
II the individual does not have
property from which a Judgment
can be satisfied, there would be lit
tle use in bringing such a suit.
Would Susie Smith be able to
recover damages from a hospital
not operated by a charitable in
Yes. Where the profits of the
hospital, if any, arc to inure to the
benefit of private individuals, ai
stockholders or otherwise, the hos
pital is liable to patients for in
juries resulting from the negligence
of its nurses and other employees.
A hospital, charitable or private,
is not liable for injuries reaulting
from the negligence of a physician
that has been employed by the pa
tient or someone other than the
hospital. The reason is that their
professional treatment is not sub
ject to the control or direction by
the administrative officers or em
ployees of the hospital. The pa
tient's remedy is to aue the physi
One of my Cameron friends tent
me the Cameron Parish Pilot last
week. Our boy, AI Biermann, is
quoted in one of the articles.
The pogies are roiling in down
there, and as the newspaper puts
it, "There's a fine full-bodied fra
grance on the Gulf breeze." I can
smell those pogies cooking now.
The newsstory continues:
"Al Biermann, manager of the
Gulf Menhaden plant, reported that
they would be getting in a newly
built 200-foot refrigeration boat.
The Frosty, sometime next week
from Jacksonville, Fla.
"In addition, the other refrigera
tion boat. The Haverstick, has
been lengthened 22 feet making it
172 feet overall.
"The houses for plant personnel
which were destroyed or damaged
by Audrey last year are presently
being rebuilt and refurnished, Mr.
One of the boat? fishing for the
Gulf Menhaden Co. thU year la the
I noticed a new "filler" In our
paper thla week. It lays, "We may
not be the wealthiest county In the
state, but we can be the cleanest.
Don't throw trash out car win
I know a tetter filler than that:
"We may be the drunkeat county
In the atate. but we doo't have to
advertlae it by throwing beer cans
and whiskey bottles along the
See you at the courthouse Satur
day. I'm going to vote. I'm run
ning out of year*. Won't be many
more timea I can prove I'm an
American by putting some X'a on
a ballot So I'm making hay while
the sun shines. How about you?
TEN YEARS AGO
Bill Kitrell of East Carolina Col
lege would supervise the Beaufort
summer recreation program which
was being sponsored by the Beau
fort Rotary Club.
Guy Smith Jr. of Beaufort won
the Lions Club talent show held in
Morehead City commissioner!
were to zone the town for garbage
collections so residents could know
what day trucks would be at their
FIVE YEARS AGO
Gordon Patrick, 13-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Patrick
of Morehead City, saved Dick Can
field from drowning in Bogue
The contracts for a new school
?t Camp Glenn had been let.
The Rev. W. T. Roberson, new
pastor of the First Baptist Church,
peaufort, had arrived and would
preach this Sunday.
By SYD KRON1SH
A picturesque view of Gunston
Hall, home of Revolutionary pa
triot George Mason, will be fea
tured on the 3-cent U.S. commem
orative stamp to be issued June
12. It will be placed on first day
?ale at Lorton, Va.
Mason was the author of the
"Fairfax Resolves" and the Vir
ginia Declaration of Rights, which
served as the basis of the first 10
amendments of the Federal Con
Also depicted on this stamp will
be crossed quill pens symbolizing
his writings. Across the top ia
the inscription "1758-1958 Gunston
Stamp collectors desiring first
day cancellations may send ad
dressed envelopes to the Postmas
ter at Lorton, Va.t together with
money order to cover the cost of
the stamps to be affixed. The out
side envelope to the Postmaster
should be endorsed "First Day
Cover! Gunston Hall Stamp."
' Japan hai issued four new
stampa honoring the Third Asian
Olympic Games held in Tokyo
this year. The 5 yen shown a draw
ing of the stadium where the
games are held.
The 10 yen illuitratea various
symbols of the games and the
theme "ever onward." The 14 yen
depicts a runner crossing the fin
ish line. Tbe 24 yen pictures ?
diver in the air.
Another ? ports theme comes
from Sweden. A ipecial series of
adhesive! will mark the Asaocia
tioo Football World Championship
Gamei to be held in Sweden dur
ing June. The 13 ore red, 20 ore
green and 120 ore blue ihow a loot
ball player in action.
Thia if not the aame type of
football aa played in the United
Statea. Hera the game, ao popular
elaewhere in the world, la referred
to aa aoccer.
Czechoslovakia haa issued five
commemorative stamps for the
Bru stela World Fair, re part a
Stamps mag ?zine. Depicted are
various Czechoslovak product* on
exhibition at Braaaela ? jewelry,
toy*, textiles, turbines and glass