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OBTAINED FREE Whaleshead
Lodge, above, which Is large enough
that it housed 400 servicemen dur
ing the war, probably could not be
duplicated, with its auxiliaries, for
$1,000,000 today, but its present
owner, Ray Adams of Washington,
D. C, got it for nothing. He paid
the heirs of the builder $35,000 for
it, but within a short while had
sold over $27,000 worth of antiques
from the house. It sits in majestic
isolation on one of the loneliest
beaches la America. No road leads
to place, and few persons, except
fishermen, have ever seen it, yet
it is one of the beautiful lodges of
eastern America. It represents an
era of splendid spending which
has probably passed forever in
this country. The picture at right
shows a view of the interior.
5400,000 Lodge Bought For Little
Stands In Majestic N. C. Isolation
By Bill Sharpe
Corolla, N. C. One of the most
unusual and palatial homes on the
seacoast h .s rarely even been seen
except by commercial fishermen
bobbing around in Currituck Sound
or by a handful of sportsmen who
tome here for the unexcelled wa
terfowling. And it cost its owner
not a dime.
Sitting on this narrow ana lonely
sandbank, the Whaleshead Club is
a mute monument to a plush era
of splendid spending which Ameri
cans possibly will never seo again.
Bails many years ago by Edward
C. Knight, Jr., it reputedly cost
over $360,000 and could not be dup
licated for perhaps three times
that much if indeed it could be
built at all. It was large enough
to house 400 men during the war.
Knight, who made his money in the
Pennsylvania Railroad, was an ar
tist, and late in life married a
young woman who also was an ar
tist. Old-timers here say that some
times the husband would build a
part of the house which his artistic
wife did not like, and she would
rebuild it to suit her notions.
Its gabled roofs rise with magni
ficent serenity" above a little island
reached by a bridged moat, and the
place seems incongruous among the
shifting sand dunes, the rugged old
Currituck light, and, the hardy fish
ermen who set their nets in the
shoaly waters nearby.
Knight had a fancy for doors and
each room usually has three or four,
leading helter skelter into corri
dors. The couple also liked paint
ings (there were 63 of them) and
among those remaining in the lodge
is a self-portrait of the builder and
The club had a romantic little
history. Originally, there were some
crude buildings on the property
owned by- a group of northern
sportsmen who used them during
the waterfowl season. The club
would not permit women on the
premises, so Knight, smitten by
love, bought out the property and
erected the magnificent building
in which to house his youthful wife.
They kept a faithful log which is
still preserved, and a casual read
ing of it reveals how the June-December
couple gradually drifted
nuMiu from Kniehfs old cronies.
Early entries show large and joviai
house, parties. On some days, the
log recorded scores of game birds
of all sorts being brought in many
of them birds now protected by law,
such as swans.' greater Snow geese
and so on. But as the years went
by, the log told of shooting only
by Knight and his wife and, once
in a while, some friends, perhaps
a member of the family. But there
was no enthusiastic shooting, for
the entries show the couple were
often satisfied with one or two
When Knight died, his heirs
apparently much disinterested in
a piece of property which was so
remote and costly, put it up for
sale, and Hay Adams, Washington
business man, bought it for $25,
000, The Knight heirs were appar
ently a little hasty in their deal,
because in a short while Adams
sold off around $30,080 worth of
antiques and art objects from the
property, putting him in a nice
position of getting a $400,000 house
for lees than nothing.
It is now an exclusive hunting
and fishing club to which Adams
and a few members repair for a
few weeks in the year for water
fowl and bass.
ible (there is no road to it, and the
beach driving is tit only for tne
most hardy), millions of Americans
may some day gawk at the building
which seems so misplaced on this
windswept spit. A movement is
underway to build a modern ocean
boulevard from Virginia Beach to
Nags Head, N. C, and ihe road
would run right in front of Ray
There are few habitations within
30 miles, but the area is riot lack
ing in drama, most oi it bitter. The
lighthouse, officially Currituek
rv. t iciVtt Knt innallv known as
Dcawi ijisiiv, .
Whaleshead (perhaps lor tne nunip
backed dunes) was erected in 1875
to fill in a dangerous gap between
Cape Henry and Bodie Island. It ft
it font hi oh nf rou eh. unoainted
brick, wita a light of 160,000 candle-
But the laudable warning to ship
ping sometimes failed, and only
three years after the light was turn
ed on (Jan. 31, 1878) the steamer
Metropolis was wrecked mues
south of the light with a loss of
over 100 lives, me jsneuuiiima
wreck was a scandal of the times,
with charges that she put oui in
unseaw;rthy condition. Most fright
ful, however, were the stories which
told how the survivors were looted
by hoodlums of tne region, wu-u
even the dead being stripped of
clothing and jewelry, some i.CuF
think the vivid testimony about the
:j ctotoH the legend that
UlCiUCUk onw ,
professional shipwreckers operated
along the Carolina Banks, luring
Tobacco Curing Barns
MORE INSURANCE FOR
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S. D. Broadliurst
a lantern tied
horse 1 hence,
"M ; Head").
At any rate, many of the unfor
tunate victims of the Metropolis
lie buried in the shifting sands to
this day, as do victims, of other
wrecks in the vicinity, and the pro
fessional wreckers, if, any, have
been supplanted by commercial
fishermen and a few guides and
coustguard'smen. They all live in
grand isolation and enviable com
placency (except when the vund is
fresh from the northeast) and irt
(hp shadow of a house which Alad
din himself might have whisked out
of his lamp and set amongst them.
NOTICE OK SALE
UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF
AUTHORITY as Administrator of
tlu -state of George B. Hudler, de
ceased, the un'' rsigned Admini
strator will offer for sale for cash
on the premises of George B. Hud
ler, in Limestone Township, Du
plin County, situated about 3 miles
East of Beulaville, N. C, on Sat
urday, July 3, 1948, at the hour of
10:00 A.M., the following articles
of personal property, to wit:
2 "iilk cows, 1 calf, 2 yearlings,
4 spotted hogs, household and kit
chen furniture consisting of bed,
4 chairs, sheetrock, dresser; farm
ing implements consisting of' corn
planter, axe, pitchfork, fertilizer
distributor; 1 wash pot; saw ana
ships i 1 1 s 1 1 c (i c with
to 1 iie ni'ik of a
We Buy Hogs At
WARSAW EACH FRIDAY
IS ( LINTON ON TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
I Of Each Week. No Commission Charges.
J WE HAVE TANKAGE FOR SALE
Sampson Livestock Market
STACY HONEYCUTT, Manager
OLIVE, N. C.
te;!ia Cc..; i:s$
Got Under Yay
The chest x-ray survey Is a com
munity service made available to
Duplin County through Duplin
County Health Department The N.
C. State Board of Health with the
Duplin County Tuberculosis Asso
The State Board of Health will
furnish four mobile x-ray units, a
doctor,, technicians, and supervising
The local Community is respon
sible for clerks, education, promo
tion, schedules and follow-up.
The succesS of the survey is our
responsibility and the cooperation
of every individual, organization,
and agency is needed.
The survey is for every person
15 years of age and over. However,
contacts of known cases of tuber
culosis and other referred by the
Public Health Nurse will be inclu
ded. The X-Rpy is FREE.
An x-ray takes only a minute or
The x-ray requires no undressing.
Each person receives a report by
If the x-ray shows an abnormal
condition, the individual is asked
to come into the Health Department
for further exanrinati- n and a large
film should this examination
reveal a condition for which it
would seem necessary, the indivi
dual is referred to bis private phy
sician for treatment In Instances
in which the individual has no fam
ily physician the Health Depart
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mrZ individuals a 275r ,
I icitea Tr-,flrolina. Y 325r
AdeTBrn nvr -
1 rm n 1 r r 1
The foundation of o,;r American
civilization is built on the solid
rock of equal rights. But a driver
of a motor vehicle on the streets
and highways of North Carolina
and elsewhere should realize that
pedestrians, 30 per cent of them
youngsters, frequently cross the
streets contrary to the ordinances
set up for their safety. This is un
wise and unthoughtful, but after
all, it is an offense that does not
warrant a death sentence from the
driver of the car.
All drivers should remember that
shingle mill; 2 tobacco trucks.
Advertised this the 11th day of
S. A. Smith, Administrator
. of the estate of George B.
H. E. PHILLIPS, Attorney
Kenansville, N. C.
On June 22nd
ment' assumes responsibility for the
The survey begins June 22 and
will continue through July 10.
Besure to take advantage of this
opportunity and help others to do
X-Ray Units are scheduled to be
at the following places on the date
June 22 - Charity, Beulaville,
Wallace, and Calypso.
June 23 - Smith's, Beulaville,
Wallace, and Calypso.
June 24 - Scotts, Beulaville,
Wallace, and Rones CbapeL
June 29 - Outlaws Bridge, Beula
ville, Wallace, and Beautancus.
-June 26 - Holt's Store, Beulaville,
Wallace, and Alphin's Store.
June 29 - Lyman, Warsaw, Wal
lace, and Faison.
June 30 - Lanier's, Warsaw, Wal
lace, aad Faison.
July 1 - Chinquapin, Warsaw,
Wallace, and Faison.
July 2 - Teachey, Warsaw, Wal
lace, and Faison.
July 3 - Rose Hill, Warsaw, Wal
lace, and Faison.
Jnly 6 - Rose Hill, Warsaw, Wal
lace, and Kenansville.
July 7 - Rose Hill, Warsaw Wal
lace, and Kenansville.
July 8 - Warsaw, Wallace, and
July 8 - Magnolia, Warsaw, Wal
lace, and Kenansville.
July 10 - Magnolia, Warsaw. Wal
lace, and Kenansville.
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they are carrying the Weapon of
Death against a person unarmed.
Watch out for pedestrians. They
want to live too.
INTENDED FOB LAST WEK
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Bowles and
son of Newport News, Va. spent
several days last week with Mr.
and Mrs. R. D. Simmons and other
L. O. Parker of Mt. Olive visited
the home folks at the week end.
Miss Edna Sutton of Goldsboro
spent Sunday at home here.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Sutton and
daughters, and Mr. and Mrs. Bill
Creech and baby of LaGrange were
visitors with Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Mr. and Mrs. Milford Pate and
daughters of Hopewell, Va. visited
Mrs. W. D. Pate Sunday. They were
accompanied home by Misses Beu
lah and Dessie Pate who are spend
ing the week there.
Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Sutton vis
ited Mrs. Kenneth Terry at Sani
torium Thursday of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Parker and
Mrs. Lottie Berger attended the
graduating exercises of the School
of Nursing of Memorial General
Hospital In Klnston last Thursday
night Miss Imogene Sutton was
a member of the class.
Mrs. Gordon Outlaw and Mrs
Katie Outlaw were hostesses to the
Home Demonstration Club Monday
afternoon at the home of the for
mer. Following reports of different
leaders Miss Marie Prater directed
the recreation and the hostesses
At Warsaw Appliance Co.
Store Phone S47-1
X PERT RADIO REPAIRS
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
MSS. M. M. THIGPEN
Beulaville, N. C.
WARSAW, N. C
A. J. CAVENAUGH
DIAMONDS ' WATCHES
WATCH AND JEWELRY . -KXPACZra
Has your car been Inspected
yet? The law requires that you take
it to oi e of the State's Inspection
centers before the end of the pres
The State department has re
leased a new schedule of lanes and
Don't Wait! Beat The High Cost Of
34-5-6 ROOM HOUSES IN SECTIONS THAT
ABE VERY EASY TO ERECT. DRIVE OUT
TODAY AND SEE ONE ON DISPLAY.
We Also Have
0 29 X 33 Building
20X50 Building 295.00
20X60 Building 195.00
20 X 72 Building 215.00
20X100 Building 450.00
26X45 Day Room 600.00
ALL ABOVE BUILDINGS CAN BE TAKEN
DOWN IN SECTIONS AND RE-ERECTED.-
MILLIONS of feet of good, used, yellow pine
lumber, well seasened, bright and free from
nails $60.00 M
O uerman Siding
New 90 Ik Slate Boll Roofing 2.S5 per roU
New 3 la 1 Asphalt Shingles $5.95 per ba.
PLUMBING, HEATING TANKS, BOILERS,
ELECTRIC SUPPLIES, PIPE AND FITTINGS,
CELLO-SIDING, INSULATION BOARD,
SINKS, AND 100 OTHER ITEMS.
Camp Davis Holly Ridge, N.'c.
HALF WAY BETWEEN JACKSONVILLE
AND WILMINGTON B 17 GATE 27
P. O. Box 814
O Salesman On Premises Monday
O Through Saturday 8:00 to 5:00
PLAN A "SUMMER SAFETY
Too few peeule realize that highway casualties in 1946
and araio in 1947 were greater than our casualties of war
from Pearl Harbor to V-J Day.
Too large a percentage of these accidents were eaused
by mechanical bceakdowns that regular preventive service
could have avoided. For yeur sake, for your family's sake,
have your car given this mlnimam 5-way check-up now
CHECK BRAKE-FLUID LINES,
CHECK STEERING AND WHEEL
HAVE TIRES INSPECTED
CHECK VISIBILITY LIGHTS, WIND
A "Summer Safety Checb-Up" Is particularly Important.
A peak of aatomobile accidents is reached in July and Aug
ust. The driving risk Is greater in summer because the high
ways are more crowded and ears are driven farther and faster.
The teratble toll of summer accidents and the number
of roadside break-downscan and should be reduced. Tour .
service man is equipped to make a quick, efficient and eco- .
. aomieal "Summer Safety Check-Up" on your car.
DONT GAMBLE WITH SAFETY.
Luby Bell Motor Co.
Mount Olive, N. C
counties as follows: -.
Kenansville, July 1-5; Warsaw,
July 1-10; Faison, July 1W5; Mt
Olive, July 17-22; Goldsboso. July
24-Aug. 1; Fremont, Aug. 3-8; Wal
lace, Aug. 10-12; Trenton, Aug. 14-
17- V.n.nHll. Alltf. 19-23: WST-
a ,i0 5S.29: Faison. Aug. 31-
Sept 2; Mt Olive, Sept 4-8; Golds. -boro,
Sept 10-10; Fremont Sept
18-22; Wallaces Sept 24-27; Tren
ton, Sept 29-30; Kenansville, Oct ,