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49th YEAR, NO. 70. EIGHT PAGES MOREHEAD CITY AND BEAUFORT. NORTH CAROLINA TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1960 PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
Judge Herbert Phillips heard
evidence against Mr. and Mrs.
Ernest C. Lowe, 2205 Fisher St.,
Sorehead City, in city recorder's
court yesterday. Lowe was charg
ed with assault with a 12 gauge
shotgun and disturbing the peace
Mrs. Lowe was charged with ne
glect of her children and aiding
and abetting her husband in dis
turbing the peace.
At conclusion of the evidence.
Harvey Hamilton Jr., attorney for
the Lowes, moved that charges
against Mrs. Lowe be dismissed
Judge Phillips said he would make
his decision later this week. Mr.
Hamilton said he would present
his evidence in the case during the
court session of Sept. 12.
Lt. Joe Smith of the Morehead
City police department, said he
was called to the Lowe neighbor
hood at about 8:30 the night of
Monday Aug. 15. People gathered
in the street directed him to the
lie went in and asked Lowe what
going on. The officer said
Lowe went into his bedroom, got a
.12 gauge shotgun from a suitcase
and said he had fired it.
He told the officer that he had
a right to fire a gun to protect his
The gun was presented in court
as evidence. Lieutenant Smith said
Lowe told him he had used No. 6
shot. Under questioning by George
McNeill, solicitor, the officer said
tlfftt he had no personal knowledge
of Mrs. Lowe's neglecting her chil
dren, except that during the early
part of August she had called the
police department to ask their help
in finding her year-and-a-half-old
She said that she had left the
child sleeping at home and when
she came back, the child was miss
ing. The youngster was later
frtind. The officer said he believ
ed the Lowes had five children
ranging in age from 1 to 13. (Later
testimony revealed that the oldest
is near 15).
Lieutenant Smith said that Lowe
told him he had run off some vis
itors the night of the shooting. He
also testified that Lowe had been
George W. Burk, Camp Lejeunc
Marine, was the next witness. He
said that he and a buddy John W
Rdgers, had been at the Lowe
house the night of Aug. 15 and as
they were pulling away, he heard
a loud noise. He said his tire blew
out at the time they pulled away
and he didn't know whether the
noise was that of the blowout or a
Charges against the Marines,
relative to disturbing the peace,
Kernie Smith, who said he lives
in the first house west of the
LGwcs, testified that the children
sometimes are left alone and oc
casionally have been playing out
in the yard as late as 11 p.m.
He said that the Lowes have loud
and boisterous visitors as late as
2:30 a.m., the people going to the
house in groups up to five and six
persons, most of them men.
The next witness. Mrs. Mary
Hardcsty, 2112 Fisher, said two of
the shot from the blast hit her
house, one went into the screen
door frame and the other into the
front porch weatherboarding. She
said she had her hand against the
front screen door to go out just as
the shot hit, and she fell back into
her chair as fast as she could.
She testified, as to the children,
that they were "healthy looking."
James E. WUlis, 2200 Fisher,
said he was sitting on his front
porch swing about 70 feet away
See SHOOTING, Page 5
Will be Named
Members of Ike Morehcad City
Rpcrcation commission Thursday
night requested a delegation of Ne
' gro citizens to submit suggestions
to them for members of a Negro
rccreation commission advisory
Meeting with the recreation com
mission were the Rev. William
llorton, the Rev. William L Grif
fin, John TUlcry and John Clcm
' The recreation commission com
mended Clarence H. Monroe, who
directed the summer recreation
program for the colored commun
ity. The commission said that it
recognised, however, that improve
ments could be made in the pro
gram for colored children and
would appreciate the assistance of
an advisory committee.
The commission discussed the
I forthcoming - fall recreation pro
By-laws for operation of the com
mission arc being drafted. The
town board is expected to name
new members at its September
meeting. Dr. S. W. Hstcher, chair
man of the recreation commission,
presided at Thursday night's meet
Six States Will Pit Prize
Blue Crabs Against Tar Boy
Six states will be competing
against North Carolina in the first
Blue Crab Derby at Crisfield, Md.,
Tar Boy 1 will race on a wet
plywood track against crabs from
Louisiana Washington, Oregon,
Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.
The competition is being handled
in this state by Wade Lucas, pub
licity man with the State Depart
ment of Conservation and Develop
ment, assisted by Dr. Austin Wil
liams, expert in the blue crab field,
Institute of Fisheries Research,
The derby has created a lot of
excitement throughout the state,
Mr. Lucas reported yesterday.
Even in the mountain sections,
newspapers are carrying stories
about the event.
North Carolina decided to enter
the derby to help promote its grow
ing blue crab industry. Fifteen
million pounds were caught in 1959
as compared with eight million the
Mr. Lucas and Dr. Williams will
leave Friday morning for Crislield, I
Md., with Tar Boy 1 and a few!
spares, in case Tar Boy isn't up |
to snuff at starting time.
6,000 County Children
Go Back to School T oday
Snake at Newport
Workmen at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Waddell.Pridgen, New
port. killed a 4 foot 8 inch rattle
snake under the house yesterday
Davy Crockett, the Pridgen's
Chesapeake Bay retriever was
barking, barking, barking until
carpenters working on the house
They killed the visitor ... he
had 17 rattles and a button.
School lunchrooms throughout
the county will open tomorrow, the
first full day of school. Schools
open today for a half-day session.
The following menus have been
announced by lunchroom manag
ers at Morehcad City and Camp
Morehead City School
Wednesday: Baked ham, cheese
strips, potato salad, string beans,
pound cake, bread, butter, milk.
Thursday: Chicken salad, lettuce
and tomato, garden peas, apple
cheese crisp, bread, butter, milk.
Friday: Wieners, bun, baked
beans, slaw, carrot strip, block
cake with butter icing, milk.
Monday: Oven fried lunchmeat,
buttered sweet potatoes, corn and
butter beans, pickle circle, bread,
butter, dessert, milk.
Camp Glenn School
Wednesday: Baked ham, potato
salad, buttered green peas, peach
es, bread, milk.
Thursday: Hot dogs, cabbage
slaw, pork and beans, dessert,
Friday: Italian spaghetti, cheese
sticks, tossed salad, fruit, milk.
(Editor's Note: Lunchroom
managers wishing to have menus
in the paper are requested to
mail or phone them to the news
paper office no later than 9:30
a.m. Monday and Thursday).
? Six thousand children will return
to school today to start the 1960-61
H. L. Joslyn, county superin
tend* nt of schools, reports all
buildings ready for the new year.
The maintenance crews have the
floors in the buildings in excellent
shape, he said, boilers have been
overhauled and windows repaired.
He said not as many window
panes have been smashed out this
year as in past summers, but At
lantic, as usual, has about twice
as many knocked out as the other
schools. Mr. Joslyn said this is
something in which the community
ccrtainly cannot take pride.
New walks arc being laid at
Camp Glenn school and two new
classrooms are under construction
at Queen Street school, Beaufort.
The classrooms should be ready
in about a month.
At schools where there are water
pumps, the pumps have been over
hauled, but there are lots of stu^U;
er repairs that may nevffr gft
taken care of, Mr. Joslyn com
Faculties at most schools are
complete. Beaufort is still looking
for a band instructor. Homer A.
Wike, Cullowhee, is expected to
teach science at Smyrna school
and Mrs. Grace Freeman Jones
and Mrs. Nita Mason are expected i
to fill vacancies in the primary
Museum of Sea
To Close After
Monday will be the last day the
Alphonso. Museum of the Sea, will
be open. The Alphonso is located
on the waterfront in Beaufort at
the end of Pollock Street.
Grayden Paul, who is in charge
of the museum, said that 25 to 40
people a week have been visiting
it, most of them from out-of-town.
Quite a few of them are tourists
passing through Beaufort after
getting off the ferry at Atlantic.
The museum opened in June and
served as one of the major attrac
tions during Beaufort's 251st an
niversary celebration. It is in
tended to be a permanent summer
time attraction. Admission is 50
cents for adults and 25 cents for
Mr. Paul asks that peoplt who
loaned items to the museum and
want them back should call for
them some time between Tuesday,
Sept. 6 and Saturday, Sept. 10.
If the items are not picked up
by Sept. 10, they will be kept for
showing in the museum r.cxt year
Mr. Paul said if persons who live
at distant spots in the county would
like him to return theirs, he will
do so upon request.
Morehead City Rotarians Thurs
day night heard a discussion by
W. B. Chalk and mayor George
Dill on their recent trip to Nags
Head where, as part of a local
delegation, they expressed their
opposition to the proposed bridge
site to the Conservation and De
Members also received their
copies of the first issue of the
club s new weekly bulletin. This
marked the first time since the
founding of the club in 1925 that a
bulletin has been published. As
yet the bulletin remains nameless.
Eventually a board of judges, H.
L. Joslyn, R. W. Davis and Mr.
^CJuUc, will select the official name
from suggestions from club mem
bers. The winner will receive a
Visiting Rotarians at the meet
ing were S. York Pharr, Plymouth;
Fred Deane, Fayetteville and E.
C. Michcner,. Henderson.
W. J. Blair of Morehead City, a
former member of the club, at
tended as the guest of Dr. John
Gainey and A1 Archer attended as
the guest of P. H. Geer.
Republicans Will Open
Headquarters in Beaufort
Republican* of the county an
nounced plans Friday to open a
Republican headquarters soon aft
er Labor Day in the store formerly
occupied by Stamper's Jewelers,
The announcement followed a
meeting of 50 Republicans Thurs
day night at Fry Roofing Co.
The party is going all out for the
support of the national candidates,
Richard M Nixon and Henry
Lodge, and the Republican candi
date for governor, Robert L. Gav
Jimmy Piner was elected chair
man of the financc committee and
Elmer Dewey Willis, chairman of
Speaking at the meeting were
Osborne Davis, who presided,
Claud Wheatly, and I. D. Gillikin,
chairman of the county Republican
Patrolman R. H. Brown inspect
ed Carteret county school buses
yesterday at the school bus garage,
in preparation for the opening of
Road Hole Isolates Families
Atlantic Beach residents on E.
Dobbs Street, a dead-end (tract
at Atlantic Beach, have a tre
mendous hole of water to contend
with when it rains.
W. A. Allen, a resident of the
street, laid that 16 families can't
get ears in or out after a heavy
rain. Requests that the State
Highway commission repair the
road have met with no action,
Tha road u beyond the town
limits and runs west from the
paved road leading to Courie's
The above picture was taken
after some o f last week's rain
had finally seeped off into (be
Teachers Go to School
News-Tlmei Photo by McComb
Principals met with faculty members throughout the county yesterday in preparation of school opening today. Lenwood Lee, principal of
Morehead City school, uses a blackboard to tell his faculty that good teaching depends upon preparation, inspiration and imagination.
Morehead City Summer Family Tours
Country in Converted School Bus
Relaxing in the converted school bus that took their family almost It, MM miles this summer are,
left to right, Teddy, Chris, Kirk and David Voorhees. The bus is completely equipped lor living. In it the
family made a trip to San Francisco, Calif., and back.
By ELLEN B. MASON
The Ed Voorhees family of Gar
den City, N. Y., summer residents
of Morehead City, took a trip this
summer they probably will never
forget. Ed and Mildred Voorhees
and their six children, Teddy, 16;
Kirk, 15; Sue, 11; David, 9; Jane,
8; and Chad, 6, toured the United
States in a converted school bus,
covering almost 10,000 miles.
The Voorhees wanted to see the
country and visit relatives in Cali
fornia and, needing a fairly inex
pensive mode of travel, hit upon
the idea of furnishing a bus for the
They obtained a surplus school
bus and outfitted it with bunk beds,
chcsts, a stove, a chemical toilet,
a sink, an icebox and a bookcase
containing a set of encyclopcdias.
Outfitting the bus presented a
couple problems because, as Mrs.
Voorhees said in an interview
Tuesday, "You just don't find bus
furnishings lying around any
where." The icebox was finally
located in New York City's Bow
ery, but they didn't find a wash
board until they reached the mid
dle west. The seats of the bus
were taken out before the Voorhees
Mr. and Mrs. Voorhees shared
the driving chores on the trip west
and as far back east as Reno, Nev.
There Mr. Voorhees took a plane
for home to go back to work and
Mrs. Voorhees and the children
continued on in . the bus.
The family left Garden City June
24, the day school was out, and re
turned home Aug. 7.
The bus was dubbed "The Tur
tle" because it travels so slow and
carries a home on its back. It
Tidei at the Beaufort Bar
Tuesday, Aug. 30
8:06 a m.
9 17 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 31
Thursday, Sept 1
Friday, Sept. 2
now sports travel stickcrs on al
most every window and a strip of
eartoons down the right side show
ing the number of times the radia
tor boiled over. Incidentally, there
are 12 cartoons showing a little
bus spouting steam as it climbs a
Only one flat tire and two engine
failures were experienced. The
blowout occurred in the Rocky
Mountains, a breakdown happened
in the Sequoias and the engine had
to be replaced in San Francisco.
It was while breaking in the new
engine that most of the radiator
The family didn't give out of gas
a single time, even though the
gauge is broken and they have to
estimate the gallons by the mile
age. They all admit, however,
that they came awful close to run
ning out of gas in the desert.
The veteran travelers agree that
the most exciting thing was watch
ing the bus being towed down a
mountain after it broked down in
the Sequoias. The family was tak
en down in a truck while Mr. Voor
hees remained in the bus to guide
it down behind the tow truck.
The children were amazed to sec
the bus and truck careening down
ward, but reported that their dad
See BUS, Page S
CG Gives Aid
To Four Boats
Cape Lookout Coast Guardsmen
assisted four boats over the week
end, two of which had engine fail
ure. Two had run aground.
At 11:35 Friday night the trawler
Myron Ann of Atlantic called the
station to report that she was
aground two miles northeast of the
station in Barden's inlet.
The 30-footer from Cape l ookout
refloated the 43-foot trawler half
an hour later. Crew of the 30
footcr was Julian Gilgo, SN, and
Edward Lewis, EN3.
At 4:35 p.m. Saturday the pleas
ure boat Salty of Beaufort called
the station to report that a 21 foot
inboard boat, Ever-ready, had ex
perienced battery failure near
Cape Lookout breakwater bell buoy
The 30-footer towed the boat to
the Coast Guard docks, mooring
her at 5 p.m. The battery was re
charged and the boat left under
her own power at 5:50 p.m.
Crew making the assist was
Lewis, Gilgo, and Samuel Salter,
The Beaufort trawler Josephine
reported a 21-foot inboard boat had
washed ashore at Cape Point after
experiencing engine failure. Own
er of the disabled boat was C. L.
Holland of Jacksonville. There
were two persons aboard.
The 30-footer refloated the boat
at 12:20 p.m. with the help of per
sons on the beach. There was no
damage to the boat.
The boat was towed to the Coast
Guard dock, where repairs were
made to the engine. The crew on
the assist was Lewis, Gilgo, Salter,
Ovell Green, SNCS.
The lookout in the tower sighted
a 32-foot vessel disabled in Bar
den't inlet at 7:20 p.m. Sunday.
An occupant of the boat was wav
ing a white flag.
The 30-footer, with Lewis and
seaman Dan Robinson aboard,
went to the scene and found the
vessel aground on a sand bar.
They refloated her at 7:45 p.m.
Allen H. Coward, Conductor, Will
End 56 Years withRailroadThursday
Allen II. Coward, 76, a railroad
er for 56 years and 7 months, will
retire Thursday. Mr Coward is
as familiar to the folks in More
head City as the train itself.
Ruddy-complexioncd and cheer
ful, he seems like a man 20 years
younger than he actually is.
Born June 1, 1884 in Kinston, he
has traveled many a mile on The
Old Mullet Line between Golds
boro and Morehead City, tie was
aboard the first train into Beau
fort, operated by Norfolk-Southern,
in 1907. That was the train of
well-known fame that backed into
Beaufort because there was no way
to turn around.
Cedar Island Ponies
To be Penned Labor Day
The Cedar Island Banker Pony
Association will have a pony pen
ning at Cedar Island beach Labor
Day, Sept. 5.
The actual penning will be be
tween the hours of 11 a.m. and 1
p.m. There is no admission charge.
Patrolman R. H. Brown investi
gated a minor collision at 7:30 Sat
urday night on the Atlantic Beach
bridge. One car ran into the rear
of another. No one was injured
and do citations issued.
In 1905, Mr Coward moved from :
Kington to Goldsboro. His wife j
is the former Fannie Moore Ho- 1
eutt of New Bern. One of his six
children is Mrs Annie Salter of:
Marshallberg. His youngest daugh- 1
tor, Lucille, received a scholarship |
this year to enter nurses' training
at Watts hospital, Durham.
The others are Mrs. Evelyn
Riggs, Kort Thomas, Ky.; Mrs.
Susie Raley. Evansville, Ind. ; Mrs.
Melrose Aycrs, Raleigh; and Mar
garet Kay of Goldsboro.
Mr. Coward is a member of the
First Baptist church, the Masons.
Sudan Temple, Wayne Shrine club,
Order of Railway Conductors and
the Brotherhood of Railway Train
He started with the railroad as
a brakeman and after a short
time was promoted to conductor.
He was with Norfolk-Southern 31
years, Atlantic and North Carolina
5 years, Atlantic and East Caro
lina IS years ? and 2 years 7
months with Southern, which is
now operating the AltEC.
Asked what be plans to do after
retirement, Mr. Coward said he'a
not going to sit and fold his hands.
He has two houses in Goldsboro
to keep up? and he .likes to fish.
So he plans to be in the Morehead
City area frequently in the future.
"I'm going to retire while I'm
still healthy and can enjoy it," he
Allen H. Coward
. . . gain' fishin'
Mayor Designates Next
Month for Sight-Saving
Mayor George W. Dill. Morehead
City, at the request of the More
head City Lions club, has desig
nated September as Sight-Saving
Mayor Dill calls upon citizens
"to conserve the vital resource of
food vision by learning the habita
of good eye care, and by support
ing research efforts which will
help all men enjoy the Meniag of