BIRTHDAY ON THE BEACH — This was such fun that we pass the idea along for other
birthday people. The July birthday people and their husbands or wives, including
MABEL HEMPHILL, BOB and ELIZABETH AMES, MARJ and FRANK JOHNSON, PEG and KEN KNIGHT,
MINNIE and SI BEZUYEN, BETTY and CARL HAMMON, and IRMA and DEAN BROSSMAN, who
organized the party, all met for a picnic on the Mimosa Park Sittum. Everyone
brought something for the picnic, and the birthday children dined on various kinds
of salads, baked beans, ham, and wound up with two kinds of birthday cake. If we
missed anyone, it was through ignorance. So far we know we missed DICK MANSFIELD.
NEWCOMERS CLUB certainly plans interesting activities. This month they sponsored
an evening sail on the Spanish Main, We saw lots of our friends and neighbors there,
all having a fine time going out to sea on a moonlit night. Everyone joined in x-t2
singing, and then a group of PKS men gathered on the aft deck and joined in -:aal
PKS GARDEN CLUB had a big picnic Monday, July 28th at LOUISE JOLITZ'S, HusT'ands
were invited and all were in fine fettle, LARRY JEROME showed the group an environ
mental map of the Town as well as slides of the July 4th Flag dedication cr.5:.^.niony,
and bigh hilarity prevailed when Flamboyant Frank Johnson auctioned off the leftover
food, jrabhering in more than fifty dollars for the happily surprised club.
RUDY McERIDE RETIRES — Rudy McBride, our Police and Safc;ty Commissioner, has re
tired from his job at Cherry Point where he was in charge of the NARF machine shop.
Rudy has worked at Cherry Point since 19^6, He is one of our long-time residents in
Pine Knoll Shoires — nine years, which is an old-timer as far as PKS goes. His home
is a family center, and he and Nell have eighteen here for Christmas — children,
husbands, wives, grandchildren. Although P.iv3.y loves to fish and enjoys taking his
boat out on the sound, he feels too young to retire altogether. He has decided to
start a Cottage Care business. This means that he will look after homes for absent
owners and do necessary repairs. He will make sure that the hoiise is ready for win
ter weather or for summer. If repairs are needed which are outside his scope, he
knows reliable local business people on whom you can depend. Should be a big help
too, for any of us who plan extensive trips. If you are interested, call him or
write to Mr, h* W, (Rudy) McBride, Box 724, Rt, 1, Pine Knoll Shores, Morehead City,
N, C, 28557 or call 726-5297.
SNUG HARBOR, the Sea Level retirement home for Merchant Marine ten-years-at-sea-
veterans, will be ready for occupancy about April, 1976, we were told by James Paul,
timekeeper on the job, where many down east people are currently employed.
The complex, designed in four clusters by Noakes Associates, Bethesday, Md,, will
hoiise about 120people, including even a small number of women, all of whom are now
living in a Staten Island home, part of which will soon become a Merchant Marine
Museum, and the entire Snug H^bor project is under the administrative direction of
"Captain” LEO KRASZESKI, a retired Merchant Marine himself.
All rooms at Snug Harbor have views, and for every ten rooms there is a lounge with
a fireplace, says AL CHENEVERT, PKS resident who is the architect's representative
out there, with lots of years of experience in the Corps of Engineers, from which he
is a retired Lt, Colonel, Besides, each room has a sliding door out to a patio. The
east wing is entirely administrative, the west and south wings are residential, and
the north wing will be a nursing and special care area, A staff of about 70 will be
employed at Snug Harbor, including nurses and medical technicians; they will be
sharing some facilities with the nearby Sea Level Clinic which is, of course, connec
ted with Duke Hospitals, Mr, Chenevert tells us that several of the future inhabi
tants of the home have already been down to look it over and are anticipating the
ijiove with pleasure.
PEOPLE TO KNOW:
MYRTLE and GUS WERTZ live beside the fold course they helped get started; their home
is on Oakleaf near where it turns there toward Salter Path Road and the PKS boundary.
Gus has been retired these past five years from the Seaboard Coastline Railroad, but
he keeps so busy you can hardly think of him as retired. And Myrtle started down
here in ireal estate back in 1958, They bought 152 acres on the eastern edge of PKS,
95 of which is the golf course and club now, and the rest commercial and residential
property, some of which has homes on it already. That eastern loop of the road in