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CARTERET COUNTY NEWS-TlMES
Cartarwt Coanty'a Nawqwpw
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1958
Carteret County, as well as the town
units within it, suffers financially from
alcoholism. If anyone thinks of the al
coholic at all, he sympathizes usually
with the immediate family who may be
deprived of the necessities of life be
, cause most of the income goes for li
But there are other cases. The coun
ty jail is frequently occupied by the al
coholics who have advanced so far on
the drunkard's road that their families
have left them. Some of these men do
not work, they couldn't if they had to,
but they get their money for liquor
from the government ? the veteran's
pension check comes in regularly.
The federal government, in these in
stances, finances drunkenness, putting
the burden on the local governments to
care for the drunk when he becomes
What is the answer? C. L. Beam,
county veterans' service officer, says
that a guardian for the alcoholic vet
eran can be appointed. This has been
done in several cases. This may not
cure alcoholism, but it may curb the
amount of drinking done so that the
alcoholic-prone veteran does not roam
the streets day in and day out in a near
Veterans' hospitals do not treat vet
erans for alcoholism alone. If a vet
eran is suffering from another malady,
as well as alcoholism, Mr. Beam points
out, a veterans' hospital can accept
Not all the drunks who are well
known boarders in the jail are pension
supported veterans. The burden in the
county and on the officers charge^ with
the responsibility of caring for prison
ers would be considerably lightened,
however, if some of the drunks showed
up less frequently than they do now.
If appointing a guardian for the al
coholic veteran is possible, efforts
should be made to have that done. If
the family does not know how to go
' about doing this, then county officials
should suggest that such be done and
help them go through the necessary
procedures. If the family no longer
cares what happens to the alcoholic,
then county officials themselves should
check into the matter.
This comment on alcoholic veterans
is not to be interpreted as a condemna
tion of veterans. They have earned
their pensions, but there is a twist of
irony to the situation when one gov
ernment will hand a man a check and
then another government has to pay to
care for that same man because he
uses the federal money to turn himself
into an alcoholic. Perhaps his desire
for liquor is the result of the hours he
spent in battle, but apparently the fed
eral government is not willing to recog
nize this, since it refuses to accept al
coholic veterans at veterans' hospitals.
Any jailer will tell you that drunks
are their biggest headaches. An alco
holic cut suddenly from his liquor sup
ply can turn into a maniac. How would
yo'u like to cope with a raging, shaking
human being day and night? Jailers
must. Taxpayers only have to foot the
In case employers don't know it,
federal tax collectors are armed with
a new law to crack down on business
men who pocket taxes withheld from
their employees' pay.
As of July 1 of this year any em
ployer who ignores the withholding
tax laws is liable to a sentence of up
to a year in jail and a $5,000 fine.
The law evidently came about due to
an upswing in tax cheating in 1957.
Of 4,400,000 businesses which with
hold taxes for the government, 377,253
were delinquent to the extent of nearly
$301 million in 1957. And that was an
increase over 1956.
If an employer pockets withheld
taxes, his employees do not suffer. The
Revenue Service credits them with the
full amount whether the employer
passes the money along to the Treasury
Before the new law went into effect,
the Revenue Service was able only to
attach business assets to satisfy claims
for delinquent withholding taxes.
A word to the wise is sufficient.
All Business is Local
Occasionally the remark is heard,
"Don't buy at the chain stores and send
your dollar to New York where the
owners live, buy from your home busi
nessmen." That is a concept widely
held years ago when chain stores start
ed rapidly to expand in number and
variety. The thinking behind it is not
even given attic space in the modern
Just what happens to the customer's
dollar when it goes across the counter
of A&P, Colonial Store, Belk's, West
ern Auto or many of the other "chain"
The greater part of the price of an
item goes to the manufacturer of the
product sold. The piece of pork you
buy at a chain food store may have
been grown in this county and sold on
the livestock market at New Bern. The
hose you buy at Belk's was probably
knit in a plant in the western part of
the state. The bag you carry your pur
chases home in may at one time have
been a tree in a Tar Heel forest . . .
The second largest part of the dollar
goes for salaries, rent, light and heat
for operation of the chain's store in this
county. Most of that money stays in
Chain stores know it is a good policy
to become a part of community life.
They are willing contributors to the
March of Dimes and similar drives.
A certain portion of the dollar goes
to the home office of the company for
management, supervision and similar
expenses. And as for the owners,
where are they?
Certainly all are not in one far-away
place. They are in towns all over this
country, even Morehead City and Beau
fort For all anyone needs to do to be
an owner of A&P and many of the
other major chains is to go to his
broker. Stock of most of the chains is
listed on one of the major stock ex
As the Mount Vernon, Ohio, News
"It has long been a contention of the
newspapers that in the last analysis,
all business is local business. The Amer
ican economic system has become so
complex that it is no longer possible
for even the smallest business to be en
tirely self-sufficient. Even a boy pick
ing blackberries and selling them from
door to door would probably use a bas
ket made in North Carolina or a metal
pail made in Pittsburgh."
? ? 3
Freedom: being able to do what you
please without considering anyone ex
cept the wife, police, boss, life insur
ance company, state, federal, county,
town authorities, and neighbors.
Carteret County News-Times
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Marja Begins Studies in America
Last winter, under the leadership
of the Morehead City Woman's
Club and Mrs. Jack Roberts, rep
resentatives of civic organizations
met to consider raising $650 to
permit a European or South Amer
ican high school student to attend
Morehead City High School for a
At that time, the plan did not
materialize, but many hope that
with an earlier start this coming
year, the money
can be raised.
My sister, Mrs.
John L Hall
and family of
Hanover, N. J.,
this year in that
their family was
chosen as the
one with which
?uch i high school student is liv
ing. She is Marja Kosenen, XS, of
Maria arrived in New York Aug.
9 with scores of other exchange
students whose study in this coun
try is sponsored by the American
An article in the September is
sue of the Hanover Park Board of
Education News tells about Marja
... part of the article follows :
Marja Kosonen, a lovely, dark
haired girl from Helsinki, Finland,
arrived in Hanover where she will
live for a year and attend Hanover
Park High School under the terms
of the International Scholarship
awarded to her by the American
She will be enrolled in the senior
class at Hanover Park and will
graduate in June 1959. Marja (pro
nounced Mar'-ya) is making her
home with Mr. and Mrs. John L.
Hall and their family, 79 Hanover
Road, Hanover, N. J.
Marja has adapted herself to
her new home and American sur
roundings with grace and alacrity.
Her biggest thrill has been tele
When asked the usual question
put to visitors to this country,
"What impressed you most upon
your arrival in America?" Marja
commented. "The friendliness of
the people, the skyscrapers of New
York and the nearness of city and
She pointed out that she was
surprised to leave the city of New
York behind so quickly and within
an hour or so to find herself in
the quiet, peaceful town of Han
In Finland, both Marja's parents
art teachers of religion and his
tory in Helsinki secondary schools.
Marja hopes to bccome a teacher
herself. The promotion of inter
national friendship between the
people of the world is one of Mar
ja's fondest dreams.
The idea of applying for a for
eign student to attend Hanover
I'ark took form in the mind of Dr.
Lawrence Kenyon, Director of
Guidance at the high school.
Experiences with foreign stu
dents in other schools led Dr. Ken
yon to the realization that a sim
ilar program would bear rich re
wards for the students and citizens
of the Hanover Park Regional
District. The student body respond
ed with enthusiasm and the pro
gram was under way.
Arrangements for the sponsor
ship of a foreign exchange student
have been the responsibility of the
local American Field Service Com
mittee . . .
This committee supervised the
raising of the $650 required to
bring a student to the community.
The bulk of the money is used to
defray direct expenses for each
student, such as ocean passage,
travel in the United States (includ
ing the bus trip at the end of the
year), arrival and departure ex
penses, personal allowances, med
ical expenses, etc.
The money required was raised
mainly by the students of Hanover
Park themselves. They conducted
Operation Carwash and the Cam
pus Festival; they turned over
partial or entire receipts from
special sports events, dramatic
presentations, music festivals, etc.
Local PTA groups and various
student and civic clubs also made
An American Field Service In
ternational Scholarship is an open
door which leads to understanding
and friendship among the peoples
of the world. Through this door
pass the students from more than
30 foreign countries to attend
American secondary schools for a
school-year of study and first
During the summer American
teen agers from practically every
state are given the opportunity to
live with families abroad in a two
Marja speaks several languages,
and if she were in Finland would
actually be starting ber first year
The living expenses of an ex
change student are borne by the
family with which she lives. The
family selected ii carefully
screened and the American Field
mm coon old dsts
THIRTY TEARS AGO
A hurricane flooded the high
ways, wirei were put out of com
mission, and the county was iso
lated from the rest of the state.
S. G. Gould was elected presi
dent, S. D. Edwards, vice-presi
dent, Waddell Pridgen secretary
and E. H. Oglesby treasure* of
the Newport Republican Club.
The fish boat Geo. D. Baltter,
owned by the Beaufort Fish Strap
and Oil Co., was seized by the
Coast Guard under suspicion of
being in the rum running business.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Eight Carteret countians lost
their lives when a hurricane strtck
the county Friday, Sept. 15. the
wind had been clocked at 10S miles
an hour at Cape Lookout, kod plop
erty damage in the county exceed
ed the million dollar mark.
The American Red Crow, oilier
the diraetko of Dr. and MrtlF.
E. Hyde, was giving food, clatfa
and shelter to the storm victims.
TEN YEARS AGO
County schools opened this week
snice no new local cases of polio
had been reported in the past two
Morehead City high school offi
cials said there would be no foot
ball team this year because of
lack of money.
The State Highway and Public
Works Commission was repairing
the beach bridge which was dam
aged when a barge swung against
the span, and pulled away 123 feet
at the south end of the draw.
FIVE TEARS AGO
Morehead City Board of Com
missioners approved re-zoning po
sitions of Areodell and Evana
Streets from residential to boalneaa
Leslie D. Springle was heading
a group U rural home owners seek
ing to organise a Beaufort Rural
liarkera Islanders were troubled
by spenders and hoped to cope
with the problem themselves I
Scrvice makes every effort to fit
the background of the student as
closely as possible with back
grounds of the American family
Marja's American "brother and
sisters" are Pat Ilall. a junior in
high school. John llall. a fresh
man, and Syear-oid Sally. Of the
Lutheran faith, Marja's American
family is also Lutheran.
The Morchead City committee
considering the AFS project felt
that there may be some difficulty
in locating a family with which the
student could make his (or her)
home. If anyone is interested in
this phase of the project, I'm sure
Mrs. Roberts, phone PArk 6-3358,
would like to hear from you.
An upstate daily heads its school
lunch menus with "What Kids Will
Eat". A more apt title might be
"What Kids Will be Fed". Some
time what youngsters are fed and
what they'll eat are two entirely
O. J. Morrow, theatre manager,
passes on the following from a
theatre trade magazine:
"We see by a Norfolk (Va.)
newspaper that one of their local
wits is of the opinion that the aver
age American chooses his or her
movie entertainment with the fol
lowing reasoning: 'Condemning it
for being naughty. Attending it to
see if it is as naughty as adver
tised. And then kicking to the man
agement because the naughty por
tions have been cut out.'
Many a theatre manager, who
has been forced to listen to patron
complaints, Will agree."
From Bill Crowell of the De
partment of Motor Vehicles comet
the following. The writer, of Dur
ham prefers U> cloak his identity:
Along life's road we travel.
With a choice to go either way;
One to peace and happiness,
The other to decay.
We seldom take the straigUtest
We like to take the curves;
Driving like a madman,
Who hasn't any nerves.
We choose to ignore the danger
As we go flying by.
Not time enough to stop and
But plenty of time to die.
By 8TD KBONBH
Spanish Sahara has issued four
new stamps honoring the noted
Spanish author, Miguel Cervantes.
The 10 centavos plus 5 and the
15 c plus 5 bear a portrait of Cer
The 20 c depicts the famous
characters Don Quixote and San
cho Panza on donkeys. The 70 e
shows Quixote and Panza escaping
lions. The additional values on
these stamps goes to the children's
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Pos
tal Society will mark the Presi
dent's 68th birthday and its own
second aniversary on Oct. 14 with
a cacheted cover to be serviced
in Denison, Tex., his birthplace.
George A. Patterson, stamp edi
tor of the Paterson, N. J., Evening
News and president of the Eisen
hower Society, says covers will be
25 cents each and can be ordered
directly from him at M Doherty
Drive, Clifton, N. J.
Austria has issued a new 1.50
acbilling red stamp in its regular
postage series. The stamp shows
the Rabenbof, a new housing de
velopment in the old Erdberg dis
trict o ( Vienna. The design is by
Professor Hans Strobato.
Words of Inspiration
DREAM ON 1
One broken dream it not the end of dreaming;
One shattered hope i? not the end of hoping;
Beyond the storm and tempest, atara are gleaming;
Still build your castles, tho' your caatlea fall.
Though many dreams come tumbling in disaater.
And pain and heartache meet you down the yeari.
Still keep your faith, your hopes to master,
And never cry that you have ceased to dream.
Failure will hurt but not hinder ua. Disillusion will pain but not dia
hearten us. Sorrows will shake us but not break ua. Hope will act the
music ringing and quicken our lagging pace. We need hope for living
far more than for dying. Dying is easy work compared with living.
Dying is a moment's transition; living, a transaction of yeara. It li
the length of the rope that puts the sag in it. Hope tightens the eorda
and tunes up the heart-strings. Work well, then; suffer patiently, re
joicing in hope. God knows all. and yet is the God of Hope. And when
wc have hoped to the end here, He will give us something to look for
ward to, for all eternity. For "hope abideth."
Search thy own heart; what paineth thee in others in thyself may be.
Do you want to know the man against whom you have most reason
to guard yourself? Your looking glass will give a very fair likeness of
Gossip always seems to travel [aster over the sour-grape vine.
There is nothing so costly as ignorance.
Sin may come upon thee by surprise but don't let it dwell as a guest.
No man is entitled to an opinion that is based on rumor instead ot
Afflictions are blessings to us when we bless Cod for the afflictiona.
Treasures in Heaven are laid up only as treasures on earth are laid
God is never kind at the expense of justice.
You may whitewash yourself but only CiJd can wash you white.
If a thing is not forgotten it is not forgiven.
lie who kicks continuously soon loses hi* balance.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
I remember that in the time of childhood I was very religious; I rose
in the night, was punctual in the performance of my devotions, and ab
stinent. One night I had been sitting in the presence of my father, not
having closed my eyes during the whole time, and with the holy Koran
in my embrace, whilst numbers around us were asleep.
I said to my father: "Not one of these lifteth up his head to perform
his genuflexions, but they arc all so fast asleep you would say they are
dead." He replied: "Life of your father, it were better if thou also wera
asleep than to be searching out the faults of mankind. The boaster aee*
nothing but himself, having a veil of conceit before his eyes. If he were
endowed with an eye capable of discerning God, he would not discern
any person weaker than himself." ? Saadi
Everybody rcccntly was ? and
perhaps still is? ligog over the big
hullabaloo that tv quiz programs
are "fixed". William Feather, edi
tor of Imperial Magazine rips the
veil off another of America's favo
rite pastimes. He writes:
"Today's broken-heart specialists
who write daily columns of syn
dicated trash have developed a
new line which may best be de
scribed as flippant. They invent
Comment . . . j. K.iium
Two poets have well expressed
that almost secret sensitivity man
has to eternity. Neither of the fol
lowing poems reproduced here only
in part reveals answers, but they
are interesting essays on that
common instinct of ours.
Too Anxious for River*
Look down the long valley and
there stands a mountain
That someone has said ii the end
of the world.
Then what of the river that having
Must find where to pour itself into
I never saw so much swift water
Oh I have often been too anxious
To leave it to them to get out of
The truth is the river flows into
Of ceasing to question what doesn't
And sooner or later we have to
No place to get lost like too far
in the distance.
It may be a mercy the dark closes
So broodingly soon in every direc
What set us on fire and what set
Lucretius the Epicurean might tell
Twas something we knew all
about to begin with
And needn't have fared into space
like his master
To find 'twas the effort, the essay
? Robt. Frost in "Steeple Bush"
(Henry Holt & Co.)
The wasp circling the honey
Or the lamp soft on the snow?
These are the times at which
The will is vulnerable.
The trigger-finger slow,
The spirit lonely.
These are the times at which
Aloneness is too ripe
When homesickness for the
Heart of the Milky Way
The soundless clapper calls
And we would follow
But earth and will are stronger
And nearer? and we stay.
?Louis MacNeice, in "Sprinf
board" (Random Boom)
their own preposterous questions
and problems and then tell the fic
titious fish to drop dead.
"If you don't glance at these de
partments occasionally, you are
missing a glimpse into the minds
and hearts of both Juvenile and
"Years ago we wondered where
the silly questions came from, and
an obliging reader gave us a clue.
He said the city firemen in one
station house kept a columnist in
business for four solid years. To
kill monotonous hours, the men
imagined romantic headaches,
which were typed by a lad with a
"The columnist to the love-lorn
knew all about the fraud, but the
weary sister went along with it
because she was desperate for ma
One of the well-known squires
of Beaufort invited a visiting
squire to go fishing with him one
day a couple summers ago.
They were about to set out from
the house when the Beaufort host
looked out the back door and be
hold, he saw his fuel tank busting
up right out of the ground.
Now this Beaufort gentleman la
a great one to get other fellows
to do his work for him, so he set
about putting his tank back in the
ground. The visitor who was to go
fishing got no fishing but was In
vited to help re-settle the tank.
The visitor, who was accustomed
to no such back-breaking task, wai
set to digging.
For three days afterwards he
was walking around with his hands
swathed in bandages because o (
Someone later asked the squire
whose tank had popped up, "Well,
Just how did it happen?"
The squire replied, "Fuel oil
prices are cheaper in the summer
than they are in the winter, so I
wai waiting to get the tank filled
when the price went down. Well,
the price Just didn't go down soon
SmiU a WhiU
Obviously upset, s young wife
called up a friend and told her
that she and her husband had quar
reled and that he'd left her.
"Now don't worry too much
about it," the friend told her sooth
ingly. "He's done that before, you
"I know," said the wife, her
voice breaking, "but this time 1m
took his bowling ball."
A man of Scottish descent was at
tracting much attention in the
hotel lobby with his tale* of ac
"Well, bow," said an English
man at last, "suppose you ton as
something you cannot do and I will
undertake to do it"
"Thank ye," railed the feat. "I
csana pay my bill hers." ,