THE NEW BERN MIRROR, NEW BERN, N. C.
Friday, July 19, 1963
THE NEW BERN MIRROR
Published Every Friday at 510 Pollock Street
New Bern, N. C„ by the Sole Owner
J. GASKiLL McDaniel
Editor and Publisher
$2.50 Six Months
Entered as second-class mail at New Bern April 4, 1958
under the act of March 3, 1879.
The Mirror has done a bit of checking, and we’re
happy to report for the sake of the record that Sam
Whitehurst, our representative from Craven in the
State Legislature, had nothing to do with this nonsense
of special glowing licenses for members of the General
You’ll never see one on Sam’s automobile, unless
somebody puts a tag of the sort on his vehicle without
his knowledge. He voted against the idea while in Ra
leigh, and long before that was opposed to the assign
ing of special low numbers to bigwigs and imagined
bigwigs in the State’s official family.
Seeing as how the General Assembly’s accomplish
ments in the recently concluded regular session weren’t
exactly glowing, it would hardly seem appropriate
to drive up and down our streets and highways with
license numbers that shine in the dark.
What we need more than shining license numbers,
to give legislators a childish feeling of importance, are
a few shining statesmen in our magnificent State
House. And since some of our esteemed State sena
tors, who may fall for this license hokum that per
mits one to see numbers in the darkness, prefer to
transact the public’s business in dark secrecy. The
Mirror ventures the suggestion that improved visibility
should start there.
More light on a subject is a good thing, as a gen
eral rule, unless you’re spooning, taking a bath with
the shade up, or trying to pull something on some
body. In the case of the illuminated license plates, it
is nothing more nor less than an admission of juvenile
vanity on the part of grown folks who ought to put
on rompers if they are that anxious to attract attention
from us ordinary mortals.
It was indeed fitting that this type of exhibition
ism got its start from a freshman representative —
a gent by the name of Carl Bailey. The surprising thing
is that a number of legislators who have been around
long enough to know better went along with his sug
We’re grateful to a Raleigh columnist, Eula N.
Greenwood, for reminding the press and public that
W. Kerr Scott always frowned on this sort of snobbish
ness. As she says, one of the things that led to his be
coming Governor and U. S. Senator was “that he would
not be pulled into such high-faluting business. In a
day when everybody and his brother around Raleigh
insisted on getting his special low number. Agriculture
Commissioner Scott would have no part of it.”
Furthermore, Eula, who writes “Capitol Clip
board” for a number of Tar Heel papers, predicts that
“a goodly percentage of the legislators will not wear
the fancy plates, and within two years — four at the
outside — Representative Bailey’s idea which seemed
so good at the time introduced will have gone the way
of the buffalo and do-do bird.”
As we said at the outset, Sam Whitehurst didn’t
fall for this glowing-license foolishness. In this matter
and a lot of others, he refused to be stampeded during
the latest session of the General Assembly. Right or
wrong, and notwithstanding Governor Sanford’s ire
when he declined to obediently jump through the
hoop, Whitehurst apparently voted his convictions.
The Governor — or Terrible Terry as some call
him with considerable disrespect — was so irked at
Sam that he blasted Craven’s representative in print
Although we have our doubts that the Governor in
tended it as a boost for Whitehurst, it proved to be
just that, not only in Craven but elsewhere from the
mountains to the sea.
Sam has discovered that North Carolina voters,
even when they disagree with one of their public ser
vants, have respect for a man who will stand on his
own two feet and fight for what he thinks is best for
his constituents. Whether you admire Whitehurst or
not, you’ll probably admit that he was no puppet in
the last session of the General Assembly.
His strongest talking point when he campaigns
again for the House, or possibly the State Senate,
might well be the fact that he has been denounced
publicly by Governor Sanford. That, in itself, will get
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INSUaORS - REALTORS
Bridqcton, N. C. Dial ME 7-3*62
SH IrMd ItrMi 437-2IS1
AN INVENTORY OF THE
PROPERTY, REAL AND
PERSONAL OF JAMES
WHICH CAME TO THE
HANDS OF J. P, DAVES,
F. H. DAVES, AND J,
DEVEREAUX, HIS EXEC
UTORS, RETURNED 1819.
One silver mounted gnn; two
pairs pistols; The Brig Superb
228 70/95 tons built In 1816,
with her tackle, apparel and
furniture, now on a voyage (H.
A. Jones, Master) to the West
Indies, and thence to New York,
with a cargo of timber,...plank,
shingles, staves, hoops, corp,
peas, and lard, which cost
$2204.50, exclusive of lighter
The Schooner Robert Lenox
106 25/95 tons built in 1811,
with her tackle apparel, furni
ture, now lying at the wharf.
One large flat and poles, one
small flat and poles,; one
large pitch pot; ; one
undivided half of a large an
chor, supposed to weigh about
1900. 1200 W. O. Hhd. Staves
and headings; 300 W. O. pipe
staves (culllngs); 1600 W. O,
BBl. staves, 400 R. O. Hhd.
staves 8000-22 inch shingles,
1800-22 inch shingles, large
for building. 3500 feet 3/4 inch
seasoned pine boards; 288
bush...Salt in new warehouse.
Among other items listed: 3
Hds. W. India Rum, 84 grind
stones; 1082 bars iron, flat and
square, assorted sizes; 1088
pieces Iron castings, vlx; pots,
ovens, spiders, skillets, and
20 8/l2 doz. skillets with...
rlon handles, 561 stone jugs
and pitchers, assorted sizes.
89 stone Jugs and pitchers,
defaced and broken;
3 bags sheathing nails. 2
kegs white lead, one keg
Venetian red, 3 kegs yellow
paint, iron chest, 24 Inches;
4 tubs Swedish steel, 3 cwt.
shot BBB SG and SSG, 3 cwt.
each; 37 bags ditto, 28 cwt.
9 crates dinner plates, 40 doz.
each, blue and green edge. 62
doz. ditto open. 3 crates 8
inch trimes, 50 doz. each. Two
crates emailed coffee cups and
saucers, 32 hds. Molasses, 11
pairs glass shades, 4 doz. jelly
glasses, 6 plain decanters, 6
boxes tumblers.; 3 flower pots,
six old sails, 6 old cables.
One fire engine, 40 fire
buckets, one fire hook, chain
One box old rigging, junk
blocks, &c; 2 kegs herrings,
1 bbl. whiskey, one bbl. French
Brandy; one bbl. Cherry wine,
one bbl. Madeira wine;
86 bottles ditto.
33 shares State Bank stock,'
16 shares New Bern Bank stock,
4 shares steamboat stock, one
share Washington Bridge stock.
COFFEE AND CRIME
Front Passage: 1st Story—
1 oil cloth, one lamp, eleven
prints, two dining tables, one
tea table, one a few trunks,
one thermoter, one spy glass.
A number of brass candlesticks.
Northwest bedroom: Iststory--
One maholgany bed stead, bed
mattress, and bed furniture,
one book case, and drawers,
two bureaus, two dressing
glasses, six chairs, one carpet,
andirons, tongs, and shovel;
one deaths press, mantle orna
ments, closet containing a
quantity of bed furniture and
Piazzas: one...two benches—
Kitchen: Contains the usual
kitchen furniture. Pantry: con
tains pantry furniture. Count
ing Room: one bedstead, bed,
and bed furniture, desks and
the counting room furniture.
End of the household furniture.
No new.s is good news.
You’ve heard it said.
But good news is no news
We’ve learned instead.
There’s little concern
For pleasant facts—
Most readers first turn
To the violent acts.
That’s why front pages
Are gruesome and gory,
Each morning your choice
Is this kind of story.
one share New Bern Theatre
stocks, one share New Bern
A frame dwelling house and
outhouses on lot No. 279 corner
of Middle and New Streets,
now occupied by R, D. Spalght.
A mortgage for $4333.3/33
on lots at the Still house now
Union Steam Mill payable 5
years from 1 Jan. 1818. Cash
in State Bank and Bank Book
$8335.12, ditto In Bank of New
Bern $2018.57. Total $10,353.
A list of accounts with other
merchants, out of town.
Notes on Hand: John Merrll,
T. McLln, W. Charlotte, B. C.
Good; J. H. Jones, Edw. Vail,
J, Washington, J. Gooding, E.
Cobb, Jos. Boone, Daniel Boone,
Mlcajah Cox, Caleb Ballance,
W. P, Moore, J. C. Cole, S.
Simpson, J, Harvey and Son,
J. L. Taylor, J. Justice; R. J.
Powell, N. Parsons, D. Hatch,
B. Bowden, W. Dunn, J, P.
Daves.; Jos. Bell, Geo. Lane,
F. Naested, S. A. Gardner, and
Accounts on books: R. G.
Croom, W. Shepard, J. F. Smith,
Capt. M. Bears, M-s. Mary
Daves, John Dewey, Richard
B. Hatch, Nath. Smith, Wright
C. Stanly, Geo. Reid, Thomas
Grace, J. Williams & Co. Smith-
field, Hardy Whltford, Jos.
Brothers, F. G. George, Jos.
Hatch, Franklin and Parsons,
Brown West and Co. J. J. Mc
Lln, Alex. Henderson, Holliday
and Tooley, R. V. Orme, James
Hart, John Templeton, Mr.
Frazer, Dr. J. O. Freeman,
Pete Hammontree, Robert
FLEE WITH BLOODHOUNDS
Wheeling, W. Va.--Two pri
soners fled from a work farm
and took the prison bloodhound
Authorities from the prison
said the two untied the dog and
walked away from the farm.
The two escapees had been as
signed to train the dog to track
A lot ofself-made men should
deny lt.--The Log and Dope
Sheet, Bremerton, Wash.
GROWERS OF FINE
There Is a bal. of account
In the hands of Messrs. Hell-
ages of Bristol, England, ex
cept amount unknown. s/John
P. Daves, Thomas H. Daves,
John Devereaux. New Bern, 14
(This Inventory Is eleven and
half pages, beautifully written.
Records of Craven County,
Most hopeful signofthetlmes
Is the general feeling that an
accusation of warmongering
should be resented.—Boston
MFG and G & W
1305 Pembroke Road
Where Quality and
Experience Save You Hours
of Boating Pleasure.
315 Tryon Palace Drive
C. D. Lancaster Insurance Agency
318 Elks Bldg. Did 637-3185