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47th YEAR, NO. 97. TWO SECTIONS SIXTEEN PAGES MORE HEAD CITY AND BEAUFORT. NORTH CAROLINA FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1968 PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
A&EC, to Speak
? Meeting at Courthouse
, To Begin at 7:30
? Development Group
Robert D. Darden, freight man
ager of the Atlantic and East Caro
lina Railway, will speak on the in
dustrial potential of this area Mon
day night at the Beaufort Com
' munity Development Corporation
meeting. The meeting will begin
at 7:30 at the courthouse.
Following the talk, Mr. Darden
will answer questions from the
audience. He will be introduced by
Holden Ballou. Mr. Ballou pointed
out that Mr. Darden is well quali
fied to speak on industrial possi
Mr. Darden has been with Sou
thern Railway, lessee of the A&EC,
for a number of years and Sou
thern has the oldest railroad in
dustrial development division in
the country. It was formed when
the system came into being in
Mr. Ballou, acting program
chairman, invites anyone interest
ed to attend Monday night's meet
ing. W. H. Potter, president of the
development corporation, will pre
In Whiskey Case
Annie Mac Hinson, Morehead
City, was found guilty of possess
? ing non-taxpaid whiskey by More
head City recorder's court judge
Herbert Phillips Monday. He fined
her $250 plus court costs and sus
pended a jail sentence on payment
of the fine and two years good
Frank T. Clifton, Mt. Olive, paid
(100 and court coils after he pled
guilty to careless and reckless
driving. He had been charged or
? iginally with driving drunk.
Ashley C. Horne, Morehead City,
paid 125 and costs for driving with
out a license. The judge told him
he could get the fine back by pre
senting a valid license within two
Four defendants paid costs. They
follow: Benjamin Palmer and Mc
Donald Moore, both of Morehead
City, public drunkenness; Will
Owens, Morehead City, speeding;
and Joyce W. Lewis, Marshallbcrg,
failing to comply with license re
Cases were continued against
Joseph Hewitt, Champ C. Wilkins.
James F. Woolen, Grace N. Woot
en, Garland Royal, Christina Smith
and John McQuaig.
Set for Tuesday
The K?ly - organized Beaufort
Lions Club will observe charter
night Tuesday night. A banquet
has been scheduled (or 7:30 p.m.
at the Beaufort Masonic hall.
Final plans for the banquet were
made at a meeting at the Inlet
Inn Tuesday night. President llo
bert Kelly appointed Earl T. Wil
lis, Bobby Martin, Harry Evans
and James Crowe to a reception
Nr. Kelly, George M. Thomas.
Mr. Evans and Mr. Crowe will dec
orate the hall for the meeting.
Mr. Willis will be responsible for
obtaining door prizes.
Beaufort mayor C. T. Lewis will
welcome the visiting Lions to
Beaufort. Dr. Nat Baxter, zone
chairman, New Bern, will act as
master of ccrcmonies.
Ben Pairott district governor
from Klnston, and Mr. Crowe, dep
uty district governor, will be the
ranking Lions at the meeting. Mr.
Parrott will present the club char
ter to Mr Kelly.
About 125 Lions from Eastern
North Carolina arc expected to
To Meet Tuesday
Members of the Carteret unit of
the North Carolina Education Asso
ciation will hear a talk by Mrs.
Darden Eure. Morehead City, Tues
day at Beaufort School.
Refreshments will be served at
2:30 and the meeting will start
promptly at 3, announces Miss
Joyce Taylor, Morehead City, pres
ident Theme of the program will
be the Parent and tbe School.
Mrs. Eure's talk will follow the
business meeting. Music will be
presented under the direction of
Mrs. Charles Hassell, Beaufort
Beaufort Crowds See Santa Parade
Pfcoto by Bob Seymour
Santa is greeted by Beaufort majorettes as he steps ashore from the good ship Mistletoe. Greeting
Santa, left to right, are Jeanette Ransom, Sandra Haskins, Sheila Willis and Dot Ransom. The girls
eseorted Santa to a fire truek which he rode in the parade.
Newport Board Votes
$750 for Land Purchase
Newport town commissioners for
mally approved Tuesday night pay
ment of $750 for the Campbell
property located next to the fire
station on the Nine-Foot Road.
After lengthy legal negotiations
by town attorney George Ball to
get a clear title to the land, the
lot wiH become available to the
Firemen have requested pur
chase of the property to allow ex
pansion of the fire station. A lot
the town owned on highway 70 was
sold during the past year for $750.
The amount being paid for the new
lot was set by three appointed ap
praisers, Moses Howard, Prentiss
Garner and Stancil Bell. In addi
tion, legal costs, about $100, must
Commissioners discussed the pol
icy on sidewalk paving. Persons
who would like to pay half of the
cost of a sidewalk, with the town
paying the other half, must first
contact the town board. The town
will arrange to have the work done
according to its specifications, and
the property owner will remit his
half of the cost to the town.
Street commissioner John Kelly
said that Eastover Court, which
has been recently marled, will not
be paved until the marl has settled
and a firm roadbed established.
He added that the state highway
commission will marl the 10-foot
entrances drives to people's prop
erty as soon as more marl is stock
piled in this area.
Mayor I-eon Mann reported that
he met with Morehead City fire
men Monday night relative to
establishing a new rural fire fight
ing program in the county.
He also mentioned thai he and
B. R. Garner conferred with C. C.
Tilly of the Freeman engineering
firm which laid the water lines.
They discussed a sewage disposal
plant for Newport. Mayor Mann
said that sewage disposal is a sit
uation with which the town must
cope sometime in the future, since
state stream sanitation laws pro
hibit further pollution of streams.
Commissioner B. R. Garner read
the November report of the water
clerk. The average bill for the
month was $3.26. Amount deposit
ed during the month was $2,133.79
and paid out was $4,804.44 (pay
ment on bonds). Using water in
town now are 131; .number, of
homes connected, 214.
Mayor Mann commented, "Some
Tides at the Berafart Bar
Friday, Dec. i
2:43 a.m. ?
Satarday, Dec. 6
8anday, Dec. 7
IMajr," Dee. 1
Tuesday, Dec. 9
arc still waiting for their pumps
to break down."
Junius Creech Jr., water clerk,
will not be a\ the town hall Satur
day, Dee. 27, to collect water bills. (
Because some months have five |
Saturdays, the board voted to pay
Mr. Creech $45 a month. He was
previously getting $40, or $10 per
To show appreciation to George
Green, officer who has been assist
ing Dan Bell, police chief, the
board voted to give him $20 at
The clerk was also requested to
send Mr. Green, who is ii\ the hos
pital, a get well card.
Prentiss Garner was suggested
as tax lister for the town. After,
bills amounting to about $1,386 are
paid, the clerk said the balance in
the town's account would be about
Police commissioner Doug Hcn
crdson reported that the prowler
being chased around town lately
has not been found. Commissioner
B. R. Garner reported complaints
about vicious dobcrman pinscher's
being at the old hotel property.
Commissioner Dick Lockey had
no report on the town education
program or the teen age club. He
said the teen-age club is not in
Two defendants in Atlantic Beach
mayor's court Tuesday night paid
costs after being convicted of pub
lic drunkenness. They were Cpl.
John T. Kcough and S/Sgt. Earl S.
Foster, Camp Lcjeunc.
Mrs. Earl S. Foster paid costs
for interfering with an officer.
Cpl. John C. Foster. Lejeune,
charged . with public drunkenness
and resisting arrest, paid costs.
Two forfeited bond. Both were
charged with public drunkenness.
They were Troy Rudolph Hunnings,
Beaufort, and James Padlock, Eliz
Fish Factories Go Full
Tilt as Catches Pick Up
Fish factories were "cookin' up
a storm" this week as the large
menhaden moved closer to the Car
Catches last week were light but
were going full tilt this week. Most
of the fish are now south of Cape
None of the catches haa equalled
1#56, W. H. Potter, manager of
Beaofort Fisheries, said yesterday.
The boats are hoping for good
weather during the coming week.
The state driver license division '
has suspended the licenses of three '
county, residents. They are Joseph
E Boyd, route 1 Morehead,' spefetf- "
ing over 70; Kermit M. Lawrence, 1
route 1 Beaufort, two offenses |
speeding over 55.; Jason A. Morris,
Stella, speeding and reckless driv- <
Morehead Chamber Directors
Elect J. M. Davis President
Sheriff Announces Arrest
Of Three in Huntley Robbery
Newport firemen elected officers
at their meeting Monday night at
the fire station. C. A. Gould Jr.
was re elected chief. Other officers
are B. R. Garner, assistant chief;
George Green, captain; Larry
Howard, lieutenant; Allen Elliott,
secretary, and Gordon Cutler,
The town fathers approved the
new officers at their meeting Tues
Chief Gould reported that fire
men will start putting up Christ
mas decorations Sunday and they
hope to have them all up by Dec.
Firemen will have Santa Claus,
with his treats for kiddies, at the
community Christmas tree between
2 and 5 p.m. Dec. 24. If it rains,
Santa will be at the fire station.
Firemen are now selling light
bulbs to raise money
Three Pets Win Prizes
Mary Beacham holds Tippy, winner of Uk hest decorated pet priie
hi the pet show after the Beaufort Christmas parade Wednesday
Following Beaufort's Christmas
parade Wednesday, there was a pet
contest in which prises were given
to the largest pet, smallest pet and
best decorated pet.
Teddy Barnes, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Theodore Barnes, had th?
largest pet in the parade. Teddy's
entry was a dog named Sam
"That's Just plain Sam," Teddy
declared when asked his pet's
The smallest pet in the show was
Alvin, the cricket. ' Alvin was own
ed by Donald Fcnton, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Donald Fcnton Sr. He
had the cricket In a glasa bottle
inside a small wooden cage his
father bought in Japan.
The best decorated pet in the
show was a Boston bull terrier
named Tippy. Tippy's master,
Vernon Andrews, got hia mother.
Mrs. C. B. Andrews to dress the pet
like a lady then refused to march
in the parade.
Mary Beachaa, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Steve Beacham, took
rippy to the parade and woo first
[>lace in the contest.
The best decorated pet eoatcst
was a real headache for the judges.
Several pets were dresaed with
great imagination. Linda Bullock
had her tame rabbit, Peter, in a
doll carriage and kept him content
with carrota and a baby doll bottle.
While Peter is usually a well
behaved rabbit, he got so excited
during the parade and contest that
he chcwed the nipple right off his
bottle. Peter and Linda live with
Mr. .and .Mrs. Roy Eubanks.
Another runner-up was Inky, an
ink-black dog dressed in a yellow
and red clown outfit. Inky la the
pet of Terry Kulford. son of Mr
and Mrs. William Kulford.
Boat Sinks While Moored
To Morehead Seawall
The Ho Hum, a 35-foot party
boat, aank while she was moored
at the seawall in Morehead City
Wednesday night. David Midgett
called the Coast Guard and ENC
Earl Sells led a work party that
came over and pumped the boat
out yesterday morning.
The Ho Hum is owned by Russell
Newman of West Virginia. Pet*
Midgett is captain of the boat
Chief Sella said the boat had prob
ably sprung ? leak during the
* Charged with robbery of the safe4
at Huntley's Hardware, Beaufort,
are Johnny Ray Waddell, Norfolk,
formerly of this county, Horace
Adams, of the Norfolk area, and
Linwood Mears, an escapee from
a prison road gang.
Sheriff Hugh Salter announced
yesterday that the three were ap
prehended Wednesday, Nov. 12, at
Elizabeth City, by the State Bu
reau of Investigation.
Waddell is in JaU at Elizabeth
City, Adams is out on a thousand
dollars bond and Mears has been
returned to a prison camp at Cur
A thousand dollars was stolon
from a safe in the Huntley Hard
ware office Nov. 6. She riff Salter
said that none of the money has
been recovered to date.
When arrested at Elizabeth City,
the three had in their car burglary
tools which have been identified
by the SB I as those used in the
safe-cracking job at Huntley's.
Waddell, whose tangles with the
law would make a lengthy list,
was on parole at the time the
Huntley robbery took place. 11c
had been paroled about two months
ago, the sheriff said. He had been
serving time for thefts and was
sent to prison from this county.
TD Club Begins
The Morehead City Touchdown
Club has set up a fund to finance
a junior football league program in
Morehead City. Proceeds from the
Turkey Bowl game and other pro
jects will go into the fund. At
present, $490 is in the kitty.
At a meeting of the board of di
rectors Tuesday night it was de
cided that the program would be
operated through the town recrea
tion commission if possible. The
town has a field and shower facili
ties at the recreation building on
A meeting of Touchdown Club di
rectors and members of the recre
ation commission will be held as
soon as is convenient.
Attending Tuesday night's meet
ing were Bernard Lcary, president,
John Baker, Dr. Russell Outlaw,
Bob Seymour, George R. Wallace,
Thomas Oglesby, Dom Femia, Jim
my Smith, coach Norman Clark
and assistant coach Hugh Gordon.
Companies Seek Higher
Rates on Storm Insurance
Insurance commissioner Charles
F. Gold announces that the North ;
Carolina Fire Insurance Rating
Bureau on Wednesday requested a
revision of extended coverage and
windstorm rates for the seacoast
territory comprised of the counties
of Beaufort, Brunswick, Camden,
Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Curri
tuck. Dare, Hyde, Jones, New
Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pas
quotank, Pender, Perquimans, Tyr
rell, and Washington.
It is proposed that the deductible
of $50 be increased to $100; fur
To Start Jan. 1
A kickoff meeting and coffee
hour will start the North Carolina
Symphony membership drive Wed
nesday, Jan. 7, at 8 p.m. at the
civic center, Morchead City.
Plans for the two-week campaign
were made at the symphony so
ciety meeting Tuesday night at
the civic ccntcr. William J. Stof
fel, representative of the state
symphony society, presided in the
absence of the prcisdent, the Rev.
C. Edward Sharp, Beaufort.
Attending the meeting were Miss
Mary Arrington, Mrs. Edward Ar
rington, Mrs. John Costlow, Mrs.
Joe House, Mrs. G. W. Duncan,
Miss Joan Chipman and Mrs.
William Nicholson, all of Beaufort.
From Morchead City: Mrs. Hugh
Porter, Mrs. Austin Williams, C.
R. Davant, C. A. Stone, L. O.
Crowe, Mrs. D. Cordova, Clyde
Burr and Thomas Noe.
Turn for Better
The weather took a decided turn
for the better this week, follow
ing the firit freeie of the year
early Monday morning. Hitting a
low of 29 in the early hours, the
mercury climbed to a high of 54
By Wednesday the maximum
temperature recorded wai a mild
62 and the minimum 45. The mer
cury was expected to climb into
the 60'i again yesterday.
Weather observer Stamey Davis
reports that the only rain recorded
this month fell Wednesday after
noon and night. Under a half-inch
was measured. Maximum and min
imum temperatures and wind di
Joe Fulchcr was rc-electcd chief
of the Morebead City Fire Depart
ment at the fire station Monday
night. Lindsey Guthrie was elected
assistant chief. Duffy Guthrie, cap
tain, Doycc Rice, lieutenant, and
Dan Swindell, secretary -treasurer.
Max. Mln. Wind
... 54 29 SW
55 41 E
- 82 45 SE
thcr, thit a Beach Territory lie
established in the following de
"Localities south and east of the
Inland Waterway, from the South
Carolina line to Fort Macon (Beau
fort Inlet), thence south and cast
of Core, Pamlico, Uo?nokc and
Currituck Sounds to the Virginia
line being those portions of land
generally known as the 'Outer
That in the new Beach Territory,
the $100 deductible apply and ex
tended coverage rates be increased
100 per cent. The extended cover
age rate on frame, approved roof
beach cottage is now 20 ccnts.
The proposed rate would be 40
Also, that for the beaches, a
Windstorm and Hail Exterior Paint
and Waterproofing Clause be ap
proved, which reads as follows:
"This policy does not cover loss
caused in any manner by wind
storm or hail to paint or water
proofing material applied to the
exterior of the building) a) or struc
tured) covered hereunder.
"The value of paint or water
proofing material, being excluded
from the coverage as above stated,
shall not be considered in the de
termination of actual cash value
when applying the Co-Insurance
Clause applicable to windstorm or
The North Carolina Fire Insur
ance Rating Bureau has submitted
an exhibit showing a loss ratio of
over 300 per cent which did not
include recent losses from hurri
cane llelene. In commenting on
this, the Bureau said:
"In the light of this experience
(and of that of Hurricane Helene
which is not included in the above
tabulation) many companies,
members of this Bureau, have
Withdrawn or are contemplating
withdrawing their facilities from
the area, feeling that with current
inadequate rates and too liberal
/orms, only a continuation of the
past heavy losses can be antici
In view o t the statutory require
ment that 30 days notice be given
before a hearing, commissioner
Gold stated that it could not be
heard until Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1959
The public hearing is scheduled in
his office at 10 a.m. on that date.
Mr*. Mamie Taylor Cited
To Court After Accident
Mrs. Mamie Taylor, More head
City, vii charged with running a
?top aign after her 1*H Ford col
lided with a 1947 Plymouth driven
by L. K. Bennett. Beaufort. The
accident occurred at Ann and Tur
ner Streets at S p.m. Wednesday.
Assistant chief Carlton Garner
investigated the wreck and said
that the left front fender of the
Plymouth rammed loto the right
side of the Ford. Mrs. Taylor was
driving west on Ann Street and
Bennett was headed south on Tur
ner. She said she did not see the
Damsge to the Plymouth was
estimated at $23 while damage to
the Ford was set at $7 S.
' J. Morton Davis was elected
president of the Morehead City
chamber of commerce by the di
rectors Monday night at Bud Dix
Other officers are Shelby Free
man, vice-president; J. R. San
ders, treasurer, and Joe DuBois,
Directors decided that the cham
ber should be incorporated and
authorized George McNeill, a di
rector, to draw up the necessary
Mr. Sanders reported a balance
in chamber funds of $274.78 with
$1,280 in delinquent dues on the
books. Directors will contact de
linquents in an effort to end 1958
without a deficit.
According to results of the sur
vey made at the chamber dinner,
chamber projects, in order of
members' preference for promo
tion, are industrial development,
advertising and publicity, tourists
and conventions, transportation,
merchants committee and civic af
Mr Kreeman suggested that the
big job in chamber work is to sell
people on the need for more mem
bers' financing and participating
in the organization.
The directors plan to meet with
beach businessmen to seek their
ideas and cooperation.
Walter Morris reported on his
trip to Philadelphia with the Gov
President Dixon expressed his
gratitude for the support given
him by members of the board in
1958. He welcomed new directors,
Skinner Chalk, George McNeill
and Kdgar Swann, and thanked re
tiring directors. George Whittle,
P. H. Geer Jr., Walter Morris and
former president W. B. Chalk for
their faithful service.
The directors extended thanks
to Mr. Dixon for his outstanding
leadership. 11c will remain as a
director during the coming year.
Mr. Dixoo was host at a steak
diner preceding the meeting. Pres
ent were Mr Sanders, Mr. Whittle,
Mr. McNeill, Mr. J. Morton Davis,
Mr. Geer, Diek Parker, Henry
White, Ruful Butner, Mr. Free
man, W. B. and S. A. Chalk, Mr.
Morris and Mr. DuBois. ?
Gov. Luther Hodges, in a letter
Tuesday to Dan E. Taylor, West
Palm Beach, expressed the appre
ciation of the state (or Mr. Taylor
and his brothers' plan to put a
car ferry between Ocracokc and
The governor termed the enter
prise a "great service you propose
to render North Carolina, and par
ticularly your native part of tho
state . . .
"This announcement of yours is
a further testimony to your
thoughtfulness. patriotism and gen
erosity and I fervently hope others
will follow your example of doing
things for their native state and
their native sections.
"You have already made many
people happy, including your own
wonderful parents, by the estab
lishment of a modern hospital at
Sea Level, your own home com
"You have aided the state by
sponsoring a modern hotel at
Morchead City. Now your proposed
car and passenger ferry from
Ocracoke will help open for home
folks and tourists an area that
needs developing, and will help all
of ioutbeastern North Carolina."
West of Newport
A 1955 Dodge driven by Mrs.
Anita K. Reut, Morchrad City, ran
into the rear of a 1951 Oldsmobile
driven by Albert Hoffman, Cherry
Point, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Mrs. Reut has been charged with
careless and reckless driving and
Hoffman with failing to give the
Patrolman J. W. Sykes, who in
vestigated, said that Hoffman told
him he was headed west, at about
15 miles an hour on highway TO
wets of Newport and was looking
for a place to turn around.
Mrs. Reut was headed In the
same direction and said she was
going about 2S when the accident
occurred. Damage to the Oldsmo
bile was estimated at 1123 and
damage to the Dodge at $200.
Harry H. Williamson Jr., Beau
fort, and Leona W. Scaff, Sea
Level, have been notified that their
driver licenses have been rein