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CARTERET COUNTY NEWS-TIMES
47th YEAR, NO. 43. TWO SECTIONS SIXTEEN PAGES MOREHEAD CITY AND BEAUFORT. NORTH CAROLINA FRIDAY, MAY 30, 1968 PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
Senator Seeks Money
For Waterways Projects
Sen. B. Everett Jordan has asked-4
approval (or nearly a half million
dollars (or "badly needed" water
project* in this state.
He has requested the Senate ap
, propriations committee to provide
money (or the following projects:
1. $53,000 to deepen the Thorough
(are-Cedar Bay Channel near At
lantic In Carteret County.
2. $146,000 to complete the deep
' ening of the basin in Beau(ort Har
3. $15,000 to complete a study of
farmland flooding along the Intra
coastal Waterway between Pungo
River and Alligator River in Hyde
4. $10,000 to (inish a study o (
deepening Rollinson Channel be
tween Hatteras and P a ml i c o
5. $10,000 to complete a study o(
building a breakwater in Stumpy
Point Bay in Dare County.
6. $4,500 to start a study o( cut
ting channel at Topsail Inlet and
building boat basin at Surf City.
7. $14,700 to complete study of
deepening waterway connecting
Pamlico Sound and Beaufort Har
Jordan noted that funds (or deep
ening the harbor at Morehead City
were not recommended in his re
quest because "this project is in
cluded in the omnibus River and
Harbors Bill that was vetoed by
the president." He said he hopes
enough votes are mustered in Con
gress to override this veto.
He described the projects he out
lined to the Senate Appropriations
Committee, and the (unds needed
to carry on work on them during
the coming (iscal year, as "mini
mum requirements to keep badly
needed water development in
North Carolina moving ahead."
Actual total requested by the
iunior senator who replaces the
late Kerr Scott is $453,000. Other
projects (or which (unds were re
quested, in addition to those listed
above, were (or the Cape Fear
River basin, Neuse River study
and the Wilkesboro reservoid pro
, Jet pilots, cutting on their after
burners, have been giving resi
dents o ( this area the jitters.
Instead o( a jet calmly swishing
through the sky, as in days o (
yore, the pilot, to get an extra
burst ?f speed, shoots pure (uel
into the after-burner.
This makes a terrific boom, fol
lowed by a swoosh, which makes
earthljngs (eel as though a jet is
about to crash on top o( them.
> This practice has been extremely
prevalent during the past several
weeks. Several (oiks were wakened
early yesterday by jets stretching
their daylight-saving time wings
ovir Carteret towns.
Chamber to Give
The Beaufort Chamber of Com
merce will give away a color tele
vision set at 2 p.m. tomorrow.
Drawing for the lucky ticket will
be conducted in front of the Beau
fort Hardware Store on Front
Street. The set has been on dis
play for several weeks at the Beau
Chamber president Ronald Earl
Mason says that only 433 tickets
have been sold so everyone with
a ticket has a pretty good chance
to win. Tickets will be on sale
until minutes before the drawing.
John Duncan and Preston Mason
will be on the street all morning
The chamber directors decided
to give the set away as scheduled
at their monthly meeting Tuesday
night. Other business included the
nomination of a list of candidates
for the board of directors for next
Persons nominated were Holden
Ballou, David Jones, Tommy Pot
ter, Vic Bellamah, E. W. Downum,
Dr. David Farrior, Leslie Moore,
J. O. Barbour Jr., Paul Jones.
Jack Neal, C. W. Stamper, Halsey
Paul, James Potter, James Davis,
Orville Gaskill, Dr. W. L. Woodard,
Glenn Adair, Ray Cummins, Har
old Simpson, Ronald Earl Mason,
Charles Davis, Gerald Hill, John
Jones and Albert Chappell.
Chamber members will get bal
lots to vote for their choiccs of
Chamber Secretary Mrs. Jack
Russell resigned effective June 7.
She told the chamber directors that
she had accepted a new position.
Mrs. Russell has been with the
chamber since 1955.
Attending the meeting were Mr.
Jones, Mr. Mason, Mr. Paul, Mr.
Bellamah, Dr. Fariror, and G. T.
Hurt 4n Wreck
Garrett' fclllilan was admitted to
the hospital Monday night with a
back injury after his car turned
over at 7:05 on the fire tower road
at Otway, a quarter of a mile from
Patrolman W. J. Smith Jr. said
Gillikin was travelling south on
the road. He said a dog ran acrosa
the road in front of him. In try
ing to avoid the dog, Gillikin said
he loat control of the car. It turned
Gillikin was alone. The car was
demolished. Patrolman Smith said
the road was wet at the time. No
charges were filed.
Cecil Morris Comments
On State Senate Race
Cecil Morris, Atlantic, this week
commented on the necessity for
having a state senator from Car
teret County. Mr. Morris is a lead
ing citizen and is chairman of the
state commercial fisheries com
His statement follows:
"It's very important that Car
teret County have a representative
in the state senate in 1959.
"It is not often that we have
1 had this opportunity. Carteret
County's candidate, Judge Luther
Hamilton is a well qualified man.
Not only did he serve in the aenate
36 years ago but he was this coun
ty's representative in the lower
house of the general assembly in
1931 and 1933.
"Carteret County and eastern
Carolina are on the brink of a
new era. We can't see into the fu
ture but we can act now to help
' See STATEMENT, Page (
Cecil Mwrii .
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ThafstheWay it Goes!
Hugh Gordon, former Beaufort football coach, has accepted a position on the Morehead City faculty
where he will alio be assistant football coach. More head City football coach Norman Clark, left, wel
comes Coach Gordon to the fold. (See story on sports page).
Beaufort Starts Fine-Tooth Combing
Of Delinquent Taxes Back to 1927
Let's Go for a Ridel
Marguerite Edwards pays a visit to the merry-go-round at the At
lantic Beach Kiddie Park. The merry-go-round operator says he will
be pretty crowded this weekend bat he always baa room for a pretty
Beach businessmen and others
en(?ged in the tourist industry are
prepared for a gay and busy Me
morial Day weekend. Not only is
today a holiday (or many workers,
but lots of state offices will be
cloaed tomorrow bccause of the
Persons interested in voting will
probably vote as soon as the polls
open Saturday morning in their
home precinct and then head for
the- beach for a weekend of swim
ming, fishing, boating, water ski
ing and sunning.
Many families will be coming
to their cottages to start the sum
me* vacation, since most schools
win have cloaed this past week.
Fort Macon State Park will open
Wednesday. Ray Pardue, superin
tendent. said the park opening was
not scheduled for this weekend
since most of the staff there will
be new employees and it was felt
that initiating them with one of
the biggest weekends of the year
might cause complications.
Partyboatmen are ready for all
comers. Ocean and sound fishing
piers expect avid angler* and
yacht basins and docks are ready
for those who like to enjoy their
The state boating organization.
Tar Heels Afloat, will rcndeivous
at the Morehead City Yacht Basin
tomorrow and the flotilla will leave
See HOLIDAY, Page 2
? Any person or firm listed on tax
books as owing taxes to the town
of Beaufort from 1927 to the pres
ent wiU receive letters this week
from the tax office.
On the back of the letter are
listed tax years and the amount
due for each year (the amount
does not include interest or pen
If persons receiving the letters
do not believe the figures are ac
curate, they are to go to the town
hall Monday through Saturday of
nut waek and emifer with T. L.
Beck, of the Williams aid Wall
auditing firm. Dao Walker, town
clerk, will slat be present.
Penoas are asked to bring their
latter and any other tax retfArtfs
with them. A duplicate of the lat
ter they received will be kept on
file in the tax office.
Persons are requested not to
phone, but to settle the matter in
person or by letter.
Bringing all tak records up to
date was undertaken in connection
with a new accounting system
which involved analysis of 120,000
tax accounts, Mr. Walker said.
Two thousand letters are going
out to delinquent tax payers this
If a taxpayer does not contact
the tax office relative to his ac
count, the office will assume that
the account is correct.
The new accounting system, Mr.
Walker explained, will facilitate
title searching when property is
sold, or money is borrowed on
property. If a person receives a
letter setting forth taxes due on
property which has been sold, he
is requested to notify the Beau
fort tax office so that the present
property owner can be notified of
the taxes due.
Tides at the Beaufort Bar
(Eastern Standard Time)
Friday, May *>
Saturday, May 11
8uaday, June 1
Moaday, June 2
Tuesday, J ?e 1
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Juvenile Judge Comments
On Boys' Club Rowdyism
Will Close Today
Banks and postoffices will be
closed today, Memorial Day.
The courthouse, Beaufort, will
be open today but it will be
closed tomorrow, the day of the
Morehead City town hall will
be closed today and tomorrow.
Beaufort town hall will, however,
be open both days, according to
Dan Walker, town clerk.
All federal employees are ob
serving today as a holiday.
Clubs to Stage
County HudiC Demonstration
Clubs will stage their annual dress
revue at 8 p.m. Thursday in the
American Legion building, Beau
fort The senior and junior 4-H
health kings and queens will be
Crowned that night.
First and second place ribbons
will be awarded in the dress re
Four-H entries will be the fol
lowing: Donna Bell. U>ii K. Tay
lor, Joanne McCoy, Jane T. Noe.
Mary L. Shivar, Serin* Davis,
Sara Moore, Laura Lewis, Nancy
Willis and Doris Phillips.
Entrants in the Home Demon
stration Club division are Mrs.
Bertie Beachem, Mrs. Claire Gag'
non, Mrs. Madge Reynolds, Mrs.
Mrs. Gerald Troyer, Mrs. Flr*n
ce? York, and Mrs. Myrtle Bea
cfcem. Mr*. Henry Scott will model
a stole she has woven but the
Vole Will not be in competition.
Members of the Home Demon
stration Club flower show com
mittee met Monday afternoon to
plan the flower show for June 19.
The committee consists of Mrs.
Noah Avery, chairman; Mrs. Ru
fus Oglesby and Mrs. Billy Smith.
p A. H. James, juvenile court
judge, said Wednesday that the
"gangsterism" on the part of boys
in the Macon Court section was
exaggerated by an adult resident
The adult resident, Donald Ed
wards, told THE NEWS-TIMES
Monday that boys ranging in ages
from 11 to IS years of age had
threatened his life, lie said they
called themselves the Crows. Ano
ther organization of boys is said
to call themselves the Rats.
Mr. James says that he has been
aware of the two "clubs" for some
time and their activities have been
checked. "I think that most of the
trouble Mr. Edwards mentioned
was a personal matter between
him and the boys involved," the
juvenile judge commented.
The matter is under investiga
tion, however, by juvenile authori
ties and the Morehead City police
Mr. James said that he did not
consider any of the boys involved
juvenile delinquents. "One of the
boys has been in my court for
throwing rocks through the win
dows of a deserted building and
another one was in several years
ago because of an environmental
condition that was no fault of his
own," he concluded.
Driver Pays $10,
Elmer James Mont ford, route 2
Newport, paid $10 and costs in
county court yesterday on a charge
of careless and reckless driving.
Patrolman R. H. Brown cited
Montford at 3 p.m. Monday after
Montford wrecked hi* car on high
way 24 at tfee interaection of the
Mra. Montford was with her hus
baad. She suffered cuts on the
face and he bad a gash on bit
The patrolman said that Mont
ford failed to make a curve, ran
off the road on the right, skidded
to the left and went off through
the woods, uprooting three trees.
Montford's 1952 Pontiac was de
Tomorrow is the d?y of the pri
mary. Nimei of registrar!, aa well
as the judges, appear below.
The only conteita are in the atate
senate race, county recorder's
court judgeship, coroner, county
commissioner, and Morehead town
Sen. Luther Hamilton, Morehead
City, is running for re-election to
the state senate from the aeventh
district. Two will be elected; four
ire running. In addition to Sen
ator Hamilton, the candidates are
Clyde Sabiston, Jacksonville; John
Lawton Holla m, Kinston; and
James O. Simpkins, New Bern.
In contrast to this county, where
their are only a few contests, Le
noin County (Kellam's county) has
52 candidates on the ticket.
Gene C. Smith and Lambert
Morris are seeking the office of
judge of recorder's court. David
Munden and Leslie Springle are
coroner candidates and six Demo
crats are running for county com
missioner. They are Moses C.
Howard, llarrell Taylor. Odell
Merrill, S. A. Chalk Jr., David E.
Yeomans. and Tommie Lewis.
Running for constable of More
head township are George Smith,
incumbent, and Lonnie L. Hyatt.
Two Democrats, C. Elmer Smith
and Lewis A. Hinson, are running
for justice of the peace in More
head City, but the size of the town
allows more than one justice of
A. H. James, chairman of the
county Democratic committee, said
that no write-in votes are neces
sary in the primary (such aa has
been proposed for Ralph Paul aa
constable of White Oak township).
Write-ins arc acceptable in No
vember, Mr. James said.
The registrar is listed first here,
followed by the two judges who
will be at the polls May 31:
Atlantic, Clayton Fulcher Jr.,
Gaston Smith and Rerkley Willis;
Beaufort, U. E. Swann, C. L.
Beam, Ulys Lee; Bettie, Mrs.
Cleveland Gillikin, Theodore Wil
lis, Maggie Whitehurst.
Bogue, Mrs. Essie Smith, D. A.
Taylor, Mrs. Perine Roberts;
Broad Creek, Royal G. Guthrie,
George Guthrie, Randolph Smith;
Cedar Islaad, J. Bernis Goodwin,
Norwood Lupton, Rupert Styron.
Cedar Potat, A. D. Ennett Sr.,
John S. Jonea, Mra. D. A. Walston;
Davia, Mrs. Delia Pond, Pearl
Davis, Joseph Davis; Harkers Is
land. Charles W. Hancock, Walter
Davis. Ella D. WUlis.
Harlowe, L. N. Conner, Mrs. R.
See ELECTION, Page ?
Eight-Ton Load Limit on Harkers
Island Drawspan Hampers Islanders
Thirteen seniors received diplo
mat at Atlantic High School Wed
They were Gerald Malcolm Ful
cher Jr., Gene Autry Mason, Rod
ney Pittman, Richard James Sal
ter, David Smith, Donald Styron,
Jean Carol Fulcher, Janis Fay
Goodwin. Phyllis Lee Morris, Ma
rie Robinson, Linda Dee Styron,
Louetta Taylor and Sally Tosto.
Awards were given at the chapel
program yesterday morning. Win
ners were Jean Fulcher. Atlantic,
citizenship award; Glenda Willis,
Stacy, English and science; Kara
Jo Mason, Atlantic, home econom
ics; Evelyn Harris, Atlantic, Jour
nalism; Brenda Salter, Atlantic,
girls athletics; and Van Mcintosh,
Atlantic, boys athletics; Sandra
Gaskill, Stacy, music.
Kelly Robinson, janitor, was giv
en special recognition. He is re
tiring after 23 years' service.
Principal of the school it J. W.
The eight-ton load limit across
the draw span on the Harkers Is
land bridge is working a hardship
on island residents to such an ex
tent that they are petitioning the
governor and the State Highway
Commission to replace the span
as soon as possible.
Previous efforts to get the load
Camp Glenn Bible
School to Start
Camp Glenn church School will i
start Monday morning at 9. It will '
continue one week. Sessions will '
end at noon.
Not just the membership of the '
church is invited, but the entire I
surrounding community. The pas- I
tor and others will give Instruction
in church membership and mean- <
ing of being a young Christian. i
Music will be emphasized aa to i
its value and relationship to the 4
church. A graduation program will
be sponsored by the teachers and I
certificates will be given to those <
who take the courses. Recognition
and awards will be given for per- I
feet attendance. <
limit raised on the present span
Contracting equipment, drag
lines and similar machinery can
not be moved to the island.
Citing an example of the hard
ship, David Yeomans, who is run
ning for county commissioner,
said that Capt. Jimmy Harker hat
to take hii fishing parties in a
skiff to his partyboats because bis
boat slips by the dock need deep
ening and he can't get equipment
on the ialand to do the work.
Mr. Yeomans said another island
resident recently had construction
equipment moved across. A high
way patrolman gave the mover a
ticket on the island, then waited
at the other end of the bridge
when the equipment was moved
back to the mainland and gave
the mover a ticket again.
Mr. Yeomans estimates that the
right-ton limit was put on the
span six months apo. The state
lays the rest of the bridge will
take weights over eight tons.
The petition states that the limit
ia "an economic drawback to the
Present plans call for getting
the petition off to the highway
:om mission Monday.
Judge Dismisses Rape Charge Against Marine
Frank Aurilio, a 21-year-old Cher
ry Point Marine, walked out o (
county recorder's court a free man
shortly after 12 noon yesterday.
Judge Lambert Morris threw out
the chargcs of rape brought
against him by Mrs. Renee John
I ston, Havelock.
Aurilio's mother embraced him
after Jwf^c Morris granted, with
out heaitation, attorney Claud
Wheatly's motion for dismissal.
Deputy Sheriff Bobby Bell shook
Aurilio's hand while the prosecut
, ing witness, Mrs. Johnston, hur
riedly left the courtroom. The al
leged attack took place in a trailer
park at Newport Wednesday night,
Mrs. Johnston was the first wit
net*. Wearing a full white print
skirt, and avocado-colored blouse,
she took the stand and nervously
played with a pack M cigarettcs as
she testified. Her short-cropped
brown hair was brushed back from
her face and occasionally her large
blue eyes ?w?U?d with tears.
Fraw Maaat Airy
She told tfca court that she is
originally from Mount Airy, but is
living at Haveloek.
At the request el Wiley Taylor
Jr., solicitor, she told o i events
lesding up to the "rape".
Mrs. Johnston said that in the
afternoon of May 14 she was at the
Quick 'n Tasty, an eating place at
Haveloek. AurUio waa parked there
with some frieods and be offered
her t beer.
She said the got out of the car
she was in and got In the car with
AurUio after his friends left. She
had a beer with him. Then she
asked him to take her to Smitty's.
(Smitty's is a bar near Newport).
AurUio. she said, asked her to
go wfth him to look at a trailer he
was thinking ot buying. After some
visits'at other places ? round Have
lock, they were on their way to
"Before we got there, he (Frank)
was going about 60 to 70 miles an
hour and I asked him if he wasn't
going to slow down to turn in at
Stniuy'a. He said that he wanted
to show me the trailer."
Tbe(f got to the McCain trailer
park Mir Newport. By this time
it wt> dark and she (aid that Au
rilio said he would turn the lifhta
on in the trailer.
She had gone in the trailer and
he came in and aaid the lifhta
would not go on. He had a flash
light She said that she aaid, "Let's
go" but Aurilio tried to kiaa her.
She said he grabbed her arm,
twisted It behind her back and
pushed her to the floor.
She said she tried to get away
from him but he just held her
tighter and put his hand over her
mouth. Then she said be got up
and went out to the car and ahe
tried to leave by the back door but
It was locked. Aa she started out
the front, (he said ^e came to the
front door with ? flashlight and had
no clothing on frj^m the waist
She said she trietfsto scream but
he said be would hit ber if she
screamed. She sai<} that he then
raped her and offered to take, her
She said she accepted his offer
because she realised "how far
away I waa from everything". So
they went back to Hivelock. There,
she said, a car almost forced them
off the road and Atorilio stopped.
She Jumped out and went into the
Quick 'n Tasty wh?e a man she
called Frtti took her to the prqvoat
marshal's office I
Under cross -examination by Mr.
Wheatly, additional details were
She Mid that her huaband la ata
tioned at Cherry Point but they
have been aeparated about nine or
ten montha. Her two children, a
girl, 4, and a boy, 1V4, live with
a Mr. and Mra. Joe Collina at New
Bern, whom ahe paya to keep the
She told the court that ahe worka
at the Rendezvous an eating and
drinking place at Haveioek.
"How many tlmea bad you beet
out with Frank Aurilio before tMa
night?" Mr. Wheatly aaked the
She aaid ahe had been oa a date
with him once
Sm MUI18IAL, faga ?
Do You Like Your Dad?
Win Legion Awards
Eighth graders In Morehead City
and Beaufort schools received
American Legion Award* in cere
monies at the schools yesterday
morning. Students receiving the
Morehead City, Ronald Russell
and Ruth Fussell; Beaufort, Bar
bara West and Cart Conway; Camp
Glenn, Gene Ebron and Vanda
Alligood; W. S. King School. Wini
fred Quick and Roae Adams.
The awards were presented in
Morehead City by Legionnaires W.
C. Carlton and Stanley Woodland
and in Beaufort by Legionnaire C.
r ine mosi pieasaiu rimers umy
surprise a man can get ia to be
named Father-of-the-Year. Last
year's winner, the Rev. Sam S.
Moore of Morebead City, said that
the best Fathers Day gift he ever
received was the knowledge that
hia children thought enough of him
to nominate him for the honor.
Not every father can win but
every father in the county is eligi
ble to be entered hi THE NEWS
TIMES sponsored contest to pick
the year's outstanding family man.
THE NEWS-TIMES and county
merchants cooperate to swamp the
lucky winner with gifts and free
Full detaila on the contest aad
an entry blank appear on page ?
section 2 of today's paper. 1 to
deadline for putting your dad hi
the running for Father -olthe-Year
la June li.