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I CARTERET COUNTY NEWS-TIMES
Cartarat County' ? Nmptpw
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1958
What a Gift!
Announcement that the Taylor broth
ers would put a ferry in operation be
tween Ocracoke and Cedar Island came
as a surprise to some. It was, indeed,
a pleasant one.
Maybe it's a bit early to be saying
'thank you, but we'll risk it. The ferry
is one of those things that Carteret
needs more than anything else to bol
ster its tourist industry.
We heard, when efforts were being
made to have the state operate the fer
ry, that our friends to the north were
against it. They reasoned that if there
4 were no outlet at this end, tourists
would spend more time in Dare County.
To go into lengthy discussion of how
ridiculous such reasoning is would be a
waste of space. The ferry will run two
ways ? north and south. Carteret
wasn't sitting here complaining that the
ferry would take tourists OUT of Car
Countless numbers of persons do not
even come near Carteret because, they
* say, "There's no place to go once you
get there. You just have to turn around
and go back."
With a two-way flow of people
through here, north and south, there
are untold possibilities of development
and prosperity. Every age in history
lias shown that new ways of communi
cation, roads, railroads, waterways,
airways, telegraph, have meant new
The close reality of the ferry makes
something else of utmost importance ?
zoning of the county. It is hoped that
a law will be enacted in the legislature
to permit organized growth.
* The two-way flow of traffic along
our outer banks will mean that many
new people will see this area. Thus
far, only a fortunate few have discov
ered it. Among the new ones will be
(as there are locally) the get-rich
quick boys who will move in, turn over
a fast buck and leave desolation.
At present there is no way to con
trol, in many sections of our undevelop
ed oceanside area, what will be built
there. As brought out in the county
board meeting Monday, an ocean fish
ing pier could be put up every hundred
feet and no one now can stop it. From
the air, Bogue Banks would look like a
A car ferry between Ocracoke and
Cedar Island will not pour hundreds of
thousand of people in here overnight.
The trip the ferry makes possible will
have to be publicized, advertised and
promoted in every way possible. And
then once people get here, there will
have to be something for them to do.
This means that inns, restaurants,
movies, stores, hotels, motels, and
places of amusement in the county will
have to tell visitors what is here for
them. Gold dust has never blown in
anybody's door; you've got to mine it
? and the best mining tool for tourist
gold dust is effective advertising.
There are few localities that have a
ferry dumped in their laps. Whether
our people are worthy of such a gift ?
and will work to make it pay ? re
mains to be seen.
The Right Spirit
Morehead City and Beaufort are to
be commended on the display of good
will demonstrated by the Morehead
City school band's playing in the
Christmas parade at Beaufort.
Wo hope upstate newspapers which
love to make capital of a rapidly dying
feud between the two towns took note
of the occasion.
Beaufort Christmas parade planners
were most gracious to extend the invi
tation and the Morehead City school
band was equally gracious to accept.
TB Control Kelps You
Tuberculosis control work is proceed
ing in Carteret at an accelerated pace.
During the past year, a monthly TB
clinic has been conducted at the health
X-rays are being taken and not only
have persons suffering from TB been
discovered, but during the past year a
TB x-ray revealed a cancerous condi
tion in one of the patients.
Last year $2,706.96 was obtained in
the county TB Christmas seal cam
paign. R. M. Williams, chairman, hopes
i that the amount received this year will
match, if not surpass, that.
is used to fi- -
nance the TB
clinic, pay ;
for x-rays for 1
H*lp Fight TB
-A, - " ? * ? - - ltd ,
cannot af- Buy Christmas Stals
ford them, buy supplies for taking x
rays, and to pay for medicine for TB
patients who need financial help. Last
year's funds bought an x-ray "view
box" which allows a doctor to study
three separate x-ray pictures at one
Through the TB program, 19 new
cases of TB were discovered since Jan.
1. Those persons are now under treat
ment, and knowledge that they have
TB makes it possible to take measures
to protect other membera of their fam
North Carolina's 101 TB units pro
duced $491,795 ia their 1957 Christ
mas seal sale for local, state and na
tional TB Association work during
1958-59. Local units kept 75 to 80 per
cent of what they raised. The North
Carolina TB association received 14 to
19 per cent. Six per cent, of which 1
per cent is used for research, went to
the National Tuberculosis Association.
The 1958 Christmas Seal sale is now
under way. The funds raised are put
to good use. Finding one TB case
means that not only is that person treat
ed but those around him are protected.
The County TB Association appreciates
any contribution, be it a nickel or ?5.
Pop's Letter to Santa
I don't ask for everything under the
sun; my wishes are few ? in fact, only
one. I don't ask for ash trays or slip
pers or ties, or any such other delight
But after the merry tree's presents
are shed, and Jimmy has skis and a
tent and a sled, and Janie and Susie
have dolls by the score, and Mother has
half of a jewelry store, and the tur
key's consumed, and the scraps gone to
Rover, dear Nick, all I ask ? is a buck
? Woodmen of the World
The Eyes Have It
In older times the person with brown
eyes was looked upon as favored by the
gods with traits of unusual honesty,
loyalty, ard love. That is why the poet
so often spoke of the maiden with
Black eyes denoted fire and fierce
ness of disposition. The man with black
eyes was fearless, bold, and not easily
Carteret County News-Times
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F. C. Solitbury
Here and There
mo loiiowinK information is
taken from the filca of the More
head City Coaster:
FRIDAY, DEC. 5, 1*19
Miss Fannie Howcrton of New
Bern spent Thanksgiving in the
city with her mother, Mrs. Aman
Mrs. A. L. Willis and Miss Clark
ie Wade left last Thursday for
New Bern where they will spend
J. C. Helms and Mr. and Mrs.
O. D. Bell left for Baltimore Sun
day via automobile.
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
James L. Lewis died Tuesday
The Rev. R. 11. Broom, who for
the past two years has served (he
local Methodist Church, left this
week for Hookerton.
On account of the recent fuel
order to observe stricter economy,
the banks of the city will close at
4 o'clock instead of S o'clock as
has been the custom for the past
l.ast Sunday was the greatest
day in the history of the Baptist
Church when the trams working
for "Victory Week" returned their
report that pledges had reached
the sum of $30,000. The church's
quota was $17,500.
Mr. Hooper, county engineer, re
ported before the county commis
sioners that he had been investi
gating the road from Newport to
Stella and recommended the build
ing of the Sound route. This route
was ordered to be laid out and
Former Army and Navy men of
the community met at the city hall
on Saturday night and organized
a post of the American Legion.
The charter members of the new
post are l.uther Hamilton, E. W.
(iuthrie, Norman R. Webb, J M.
Whitehurst, A. Dewey Willis, Hor
ace Mliclle, H. Cain Murphy, C.
C Wade, Theodore Webb, W. Clyde
Helms. J. S. Bennett, R. F. Hau
ser, W. R. Hauser, William G.
Oglesby, A. B. Morris and I. J.
Security for You...
By RAY HENRY
Many people get Social Security
and still earn extra money by
But, there arc some limits on
the earnings. Congress has just
raised one of them and it goes
into effect Jan. 1.
As in the past, the new limits
only cover money you get from
work, not other income like pen
sions, insurance, dividends, in
terest, annuities or rents. You can
receive any amount of money
from such incomc and still draw
The change in the earnings limit
involves one of the most compli
cated?and least understood? as
pects of Social Security. The best
way to understand it is to look at
what all the limits will be after
Jan. 1, with the new one included:
? If you're under 72 and entitled
to Social Security, you can earn
up to $1,200 a year and draw So
cial Security checks for the full
(There's no change in this.)
? If you're under 72 and eligible
to Social Security, you can earn
up to $100 in any month and still
get Social Security? no matter how
much your total earnings were
for the year.
For example: You might earn
$10,000 in three months of a year,
but less than $100 in two cach of
the remaining nine. You can get
Social Security payments for those
nine months in which you earned
(This is the earnings limit which
has been changed. Previously, you
could only earn up to $80 a month
and still draw a Social Security
check ? regardless of your total
earnings for the year.)
? If you're under 72 and entitled
to Social Security, you can earn
more than $100 in .every month
of a year and still get some So
cial Security checks ? so long aa
your total earnings for the year
don't go over $2,0S0.
How many checks you can get
depends an how much more than
$1,200 ? that is, $100 a month? you
earn. The rule on this is: For each
$80 or fraction of $80 you earn
above $1,200 you lose one check.
Far example: Suppose you're
eligible for Social Security in IMS
and you earn more than $100 each
month. If your total earnings for
the year are between $1,200 and
$1,280, you lose one check, but
you can get 11. If you earn be
tween $1,280.01 and $1,380 you lou
two checks And so forth. You lose
all your checks if your earnings
are more than $2,080.
(This limit hasn't been changed.
It mat appear to conflict with
limit No. 3 above. But. if you'll
study them closely you'll sec that
There's also a special limit on
earnings for self-employed per
sons. It hasn't been changed, but
it varies so much from person to
person that the only way to get a
clear udnerstanding of it is to pre
sent your case to a Social Security
(Editor's Note: Yoa nay con
tact the social security repre
sentative at the coartlioase an
nex, Beanfort, from t:M a.m. U
noon Tuesdays. He will help yoa
with your own particular prob
By 8YD KBONISH
John Jay, first chief Justice of
the Supreme Court, will make his
initial appearance on a United
States stamp Dec. 12. It will be
a 15-ccnt regular postage stamp.
The new adhesive will feature
a likeness of Jay based on a paint
ing by Gilbert Stuart now in the
National Gallery of Art in Wash
ington, D. C. Permission to use
the painting was granted the Post
Office Department by Peter Jay,
Collectors desiring first day can
cellations of this stamp may send
their addressed envelopes to the
Postmaster, Washington 13, D. C.,
together with remittance to cover
the cost of the stamps, prior to
Dec. 12. The outside envelope to
tbe Postmaster should be endorsed
"First Day Covers John Jay
Reports from Hungary reveal
that a aet of sports stamp* hat
been issued. Some of tbe designs
show a table tennis player, Greco
Roman wrestlers, water polo play
er, bigh diving and a awiaunu.
By LINDA KAY SALTER
Beaufort, N. C.
She is daddy's little angel
How is she supposed to know
That tiny prints on sugar bowls
Are almost always sure to show.
And that chewed up Christmas
Leave a tooth mark where she ate
And he swears this time he'll get
With a switch as sure as fate.
But there's just that little smile
And a baby voice that lisps
And the baby arm that hugs his
And the sugar isn't missed.
Comment... j. Keiium
We arc much impressed by
"education" but often confuse tho
meaning of the term.
Ve can make, and have made,
machines able to read, write and
calculate. Have we "educated"
these machines? Hardly. We have
set them up to perform an action
and they perform it. We have yet
to contrive a machine which could
invent such a contraption.
To cducc means to draw forth,
elicit, bring out, develop. Memori
zation is development of the capa
city to squirrel away facts. But,
whether we employ our own men
tal storehouses or libraries for
such acquisition, what shall we do
with it after we get it? Win a quiz
show? Man is not a machine to
spout facts and figures stripped
of considerations and conclusions.
The real meaning of education
is cultivation, not some snobbish
reference to a trained taste for
Picasso or fine Madeira, but cul
tivation as a farmer employs it:
to cause the plant to draw the
most from the soil, air and water
in order to yield the best fruit of
Teaching a natural outdoorsman
to pale away at a desk ia no more
good education for the man than
Chinese foot binding is good train
ing for the feet. From a good art
teacher may come five entirely
different types of artists? he has
taught them to be artists and each
became his own kind of artist. A
teacher who turns out the same
five students to produce cxactly
what he produces is a punch press,
not an educator.
Dictionaries follow common
usage; they do not make it. Hence,
the fact that education is trans
lated as meaning memorization
shows how cramped our under
standing is. Education is educing
and until we yield to that we shall
continue to warp students instead
of nourishing their God-given ca
The pity of it all is that all good
teachers arc painfully aware of
this and arc up against a wall of
public apathy. It is no wonder we
have a smaller percentage of in
ventive students every year: in
vention, independence, thought are
the most sneered at and belittled
occupations we recognize as re
Of course, if one is fantaaticaily
successful then we kowtow to him
as absurdly as we booed him be
fore he succeeded. Possibly that
contrariness of treatment pre
vents some successful independent
thinkers from getting too self-im
portant, but it more effectively
prevents equally clever but more
timid souls from ever trying to
be what they could be at all.
John Stuart Mill did ua a favor
when he insisted, as so many other
men have done, that:
"Human nature is not a machine
to be built aftei' a model, and aet
to do exactly the work prescribed
for it, but a tree, which requires
to grow and develop itself on all
sides, according to the tendency of
the inward force* which make it
a living tiling."
?Own w|nVwy i
Words of Inspiration
HOLD YOU* TONGUE
A number of years ago, Skeczix, youthful character at the comic atrip
Gasoline Alley, ordered a amall printing press. When the box of type
arrived he waa puzzled to find that many of the piecea of metal were
blank ? there were no type facea on them. He threw them away.
Later trying to act the type into words and sentences he found that
all the letters ran together. Without the spaces the words jumbled to
gether with no meaning. He had thrown away the spaces.
So it is when a person talka constantly, aimlessly. His words have
little meaning and influence. The "spaces" in our conversation ? quiet
times when we listen, think and evaluate, offen prove more effective
than our continuous jabber.
? Howard Foshee
A Christian can go farther on his knees than the wheels of any or
ganization can take him.
Usually the people who have the most trouble keeping up with the
Joneses are the Joneses' creditors. ? Changing Times
How a man reacts in a crisis is determined by what he docs every
One thing that can never be recovered: lost opportunity.
Reputation is what men think you arc, character is what God knows
WHAT IS GOOD?
"What is the real good?"
I asked in musing mood.
"Order," said the law court;
"Knowledge," said the school;
"Truth," said the wise man;
"Pleasure," said the fool;
"Love," said the maiden;
"Beauty," said the page;
"Freedom," said the dreamer;
"Home," said the sage;
"Fame," said the soldier;
"Equity," said the seer.
Spake my heart full sadly
"The answer is not here."
Then within my bosom
Softly this I heard;
"Each heart holds the secret.
Kindness is the word."
? John Boyle O'Reilly
"A little child on a summer morning stood in a great Cathedral
Church. The sunlight streamed through the beautiful stained glass win
dows and the figures in them of the servants of God were bright with
brilliant color. A little later the question was asked, "What is a saint?"
and the child replied, "A saint is a person who lets the light shine
From the Bookshelf
Jack Riley, former newspaper
man and publicity director of
Carolina Power & Light Com
pany, hat just completed a book
length history of the power com
pany. In readable style, it traces
power development in areas of
the Carolinas served by CP&L.
Release of the book climaxes
the company's 50th anniversary
Smile a While
A foursome were playing golf on
an Augusta, Ga., course. A man
ran up to them and asked: "Would
it be all right if the President plays
through? War has been declared."
? Lamar Democrat
Carolina Power & Light Co. has
released a book length history of
electric power development in the
area of the Carolina! which it
The 338-page book is beautifully
bound in maroon and gold, is il
lustrated with S3 pages of pictures
plus many charts and drawings
and contains an extensive index,
appendix and bibliography. It was
written in easy-to-read style by
Jack Riley, former newspaperman
and journalism professor who is
now publicity director for the
The book will be given to all of
the 2,100 CPIcL employees who re
quest it and also will be made
available to libraries, to school
reference shelves and to the gen
eral public through book stores.
D. Hiden Ramsey, former Ashe
ville editor who read much of the
manuscript, commented: "An ad
mirable job! The recital is partic
ularly vivid." He said the extra
ordinary corporate history "makes
a distinct contribution to the his
tory of the various communities
which the company has served."
"History has a way of highlight
ing political upheaval, war and
other destructive forces," says the
book cover. "It is equally appro
priate that history recognizes the
heroea of constructive effort."
The book seeks to do this by
"human interest" stories of men
and events involved in electric
power development. Much of the
material was gleaned from old
newspaper files, according to Ri
ley, whose acknowledgements ex
tend a low blow to the writers
who recorded that human interest.
Justice in Poughkeepsie
"Southern critics are right In
one respect, in this civil-rights
controversy. We in the North arc
too smug as to progress we have
The writer of these words is Ros
coe Fleming, a liberal columnist
for The Denver Post and an honest
man. An eagle-eyed reader, Mr.
Fleming had come upon a five-inch
story with very small one-column
headline in the recesses of the
New York Times. He didn't see
the story anywhere else; it didn't
rate the headlines of the Jimmy
Wilson case in Alabama, but to
the Denver columnist it bore "a
This case involved a couple of
young Puerto Ricans in Pough
keepsie, N. Y., recruited to work
in the fields. They stopped a man
on a Poughkeepsie street and
asked him for a cigarette. When
be refused, they roughed him up
and grabbed his cigarette package.
They were tried, and convicted,
(1) of robbery in the first degree.
(2) grand larceny and (3) second
degree assault. "Lawyers ex
plained that taking a few cig
arettes was grand larceny, because
the deed took place during com
mission of another felony, either
the assault or the robbery."
The Judge sentenced the two
young Puerto Ricans to prison for
10 to 30 yean. He said be had no
alternative under the law, and was
giving them the minimum sen
tence. 11a could have given Um
the full 30 years without reprieve,
How doc> a 10-year sentence for
grabbing a few cigarettes com
pare with a death sentence or life
imprisonment for stealing $1.85?
Roscoe Fleming gives the answer:
. . . Just as the death sentence
in Alabama for robbery has never
been invoked save twice, and both
times against Negroes, if these two
young Puerto Ricans had been
white Americans, they probably
would have gotten off with mis
demeanor conviction, and perhaps
a month or so in jail.
There were no headlines over
the Poughkeepsie incident?no in
ternational protests, no petitions
from Sweden, no cablegrams from
foreign ministers or party leaders.
The degree of severity of punish
ment was different, but the prin
ciple was the same. Defendants
got something less than perfect
justice because of color? in Ala
bama and upstate New York.
?Greensboro Daily Newa
Just in Passing . . .
The newest dream kitchen haa
a lounge for TV, bookcase and
fireplace, but most women would
chuck the whole outfit for a good,
old-fashioned hired girl.
If you feel that you have no
fault | thit in