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A Merger of THE BEAUFC3T NEWS (Established 1912) anil THE TWIN CITY TIMES (Established 1936)
38th YEAR, No. 4
BEAUFORT AND MOREHEAD CITY, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1948
PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
Voters Will Go To
In Primary Tomorrow
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Jaycees
Mother Oi Four Children, Beaufort,
Freed Of Charge 01 Child-Beating
Charged with maliciously and
mercilessly whipping her child, a
defendant Tuesday in recorder's
court was freed, in a case which
Judge L. R. Morris called "certain
ly a sad commentary on our pre
sent day existence."
State's witnesses who took the
stand testified that the divorced
woman, a resident of Beaufort,
worked day and night to provide
food and clothing for her four
young children, but that she' was
unable to control them and they
were running loose on the street.
The four witnesses said that she
had beaten the child in a moment
of exasperation after coming home
from work in the shirt factory to
find a window broken and the
house wrecked. They added that
the child would not go to school,
ran about at all hours and would
not listen to the mother's or their
pleas for correction.
Lawyer Attacks Society
C. R. Wheatly, Jr., representing
the defendant, emphasized in his
closing statement that it was not
the woman who should have been
on trial, but Carteret county, in
allowing such a condition to exist.
He said that attempts had been
made by the woman to care for
her children through a proper in
stitution, and they had been of no
avail.
At present, the mother is. get
ting aid through the' Welfare de
partment: , -i
Also dismissed in Tuesday's
court trials. wj Arnt Baker,
': andJufrivfeMerse, tried kr (peek
ing and driving without a licenM
in connection with an accident
about two weeks ago in Morehead
City.
Judge Rulea
After the state, represented by
Harvey Hamilton. Jr., had rested
its case, Judge Morris cut short
further talk by saying that none
of the state's witnesses had testi
fied that Arnette Baker was driv
ing. He said that the closest ahy
of the four came to it was that
"someone about her size got out
of the driver's side of the car,"
after the car struck a truck, be
longing to Harold Baldrie, 109
North 11th street.
Patrolman Carl Blomberg, ar
resting officer, testified that Juni
us first said he was driving and
then later that she was driving
the car. Each had accused the
other of being at the wheel in tes
timony under oath at Morehead
City mayor's court, but this evi
dence was not admissible in record
er's court. Neither defendant was
asked to take the stand.
Concerning the theft of house
hold goods in his Morehead City
home by a minor working as a
house servant, J. F. Reynolds ask
ed leniency on the part of the
court. Speaking up for his past
employee, een after she had
pleaded guilty to the theft, he
stated that she was a "good work
er, commendable." and that he
thought "she had learned a lot"
in the two weeks since the theft.
Judge- Morris placed her on good
behaviour for five years and ruled
that she pay $10 plus court costs.
Robert Whalry was fined costs
of court on the charge of slapping
8ee COURT Page S
f Queen of
Vida Lee Mason, Miss Harkers
Island-Straits, was crowned Queen
of Tidewater League baseball by
league president, D. H. Lashley,
. last riight, winning the beauty
contest over seven other contest
ants from the teams in the league.
-The contest was the highlight of
an evening's dancing at the county
recreation center, with about 200
people enjoying the music of a 15
piece orchestra. The Collegelans,
from ECTC.
, Miss Mason was presented with
a gold bracelet from the Tidewater
League, a bouquet of roses, and
gifts from other league teams.
- Appearing In bathing suits and
, In evening dress, contestants ap
peared on the stage to a musical
accomnaniment. Miss Mason wore
a gold and black swim suit, and
a black gabardine evening dress
with a rose corsage. '
Other contestants were V"'Nr
lcne Stewart, Swaj;;ro;
Vida
Lee
Will Select Miss
Legion Post Sponsors
Dedication ol Tower
A special service will be Ik 1 tl
at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at
Newport to dedicate the M.
Simmons Memorial Tower."
In charge of the service is
Newport American Legion Post
No. 203. Mr. Simmons, after
whom the tower will be named,
was formerly employed at Croa
tan National forest. He lost his
life while serving in World War
II.
Speaker for the occasion will
be C. F. Strosnider, of Goldsboro.
Com. R. A. Curtis, chaplain,
USN, Cherry Point, will dedicate
the tower.
Chamber Plans
Move Forward
W. L. Woodard, James
Biggs, C. Z. Chappell
Serve on Committee
Possibilities of a new Chamber
of Commerce for Beaufort are
more evident today, as a result of
the meeting of Rotarians, and bu-
lineMinen Tuesday' ight av
fatal to Elected tA $ tfwnflii
M UPr? W proposed moves re
W. L. Woodard,, C ZChappell,
and James Biggs. .
Charles McCullers, Kinston
Chamber executive secretary whe
addressed the group at the Inlet
inn, said that such an organisa
tion was of great benefit to a com
munity and pointed out from his
own experiences how much it aid
ed the town. , ; ' .
In urging Beaufort to get its
name on the map, ha cited the
need of fellow understanding, co
ordination of effort and pooling
of resources. Ha advised that a
Chamber of Commerce should have
some 150 members and at least a
$6,000 budget. w
Mr. McCullers stated that Kins
ton had increased its population
by more than 9,000 in six years,
and added that Beaufort could
double its population in five years,
with a live-wire executive secre
tary and an active Chamber of
Commerce. He told how the Rotary
club and other civic organizations
in Kinston got .together to estab
lish the Chamber and suggested
that a minimum membership fee
should be $20.
The committee appointed to
look into Mr. McCuller's suggest
ions will report its findings to the
Rotary club board of directors as
soon ss possible, it was, agreed.
Grayden Paul, visitor Tuesday
evening, led the group singing at
the meeting, wjth Joyce Johnson
playing the piano accompaniment.
Howard Jones, jr., pantomned Al
Jolson in a song and dance routine
of "Dixie," and "California, Here
I Come."
Mason Wins Title,
League Baseball'
Mary Lou Hirris, Jacksonville; Eli
labeth Willis, Beaufort; Ella Mar
garet Morris, Morehead City; Elea
nor Doll Rhodes. Newport; Dorris;
Wright, Havelock; and Betty Lou
Dowdy, Marshallberg.. ;
Ray Cummins, master of cere
monies, was dressed in a-Chicago
Cub uniform. : , ; ,
Judges were Commander j. A
Breslan, of the Coast Guard cut
ter Cherokee; Lt. W. H. Burgess
of the Coast Guard cutter Agassis,
and Brodle Hood, owner of Hood
Sporting Goods. Burlington, N. C
; Miss Mason will reign as queen
at the All-Star 'game to be played
later in the scajon, - , k ,y
Taxes Due 8sm
; . at.-",..
William Hatsell. cits- clerk Beau
fort, reported this week that the
tax notices be out by -the
middle of n t month. If the taxes
re p'1 y i J-ine 29 there vl'A
be a t 1 1 pr ezzt
Beaufort's beauty contest will be
held at the Surf club Monday
night, June 14, contest chairman
Odell Merrill reported to the Beau
fort Junior Chamber of Commerce
at Monday's meeting in the Inlet
Inn.
All girls between 18 and 28 arc
eligible, and will have a chance to
win prizes and gifts as winner and
runner-up. Miss Beaufort will also
be given an expense-paid, trip to
Carolina Beach to participate in
the state beauty pageant there.
Members emphasized ihat talent,
poise, personality, as well as beau
ty have been the determining fac
tors in contests recently. Last year
Miss America, for which title Miss
North Carolina will be selected to
compete, won largely on the first
three.
Cash prizes and other gifts are
now being collected by Junior
Chamber members. The orchestra
to play at the Surf club dance the
night of the beauty contest has
not yet been selected. Chairman
Merrill stressed that judges this
year will be from out of the area
and that the parade procedure of
the contestants will be simple and
effective.
Henry Hassell, chairman of the
sign committee that the owner of
land at the intersection of high
way 70 and 101 agreed to permit
Junior Chamber put up their pro
posed 8 by 18 foot sign. The in
scription will read, "Historic Beau
fort," in big letters, and under
neath, "Turn left for shortest
route." Members decided to work
On the sign Sunday mornings.
Also discussed at the meetinr
was establishment of a small float,
to be used by swimmers at Front
srreet-JBocKs. j. o. Barbour, co
chairman of the "clean-up cam'
paign," along the waterfront, re
ported that more than $200 had
been spent doing everything they
had had in mind. He added that
there are still a few merchants
who still have not fully co-operated.
' , '
Mr. Leslie Davis, Jr. urged the
founding of a iaycee Softball team
to compete with the other jaycee
teams in the area.
Jarvis Herring, new member,
was introduced.
Four Schools
to Close Today
Four schools in the county will
close today and three will close
Monday, ending the 1947-48 school
season, according to an announce
ment this week from the superin
tendent of school's office.
Camp Glenn, Salter Path, W. S.
King and Morehead City schools
are closing today. Beaufort, South
River, and Smyrna will close Mon
day.
The majority of the schools
closed yesterday. These were New
port, Atlantic, Cedar Island, Stacy,
Davis, Marshallberg, Otway, Queen
Street (Beaufort), North RiveH
and Merrimon. ,
Sea Level, Markers Island, Bo-
fue, and Stella schools locked the
bors Wednesday, and White Oak
school closed earliest cjf.all. Fri
day, May 14.
Mon Lei Again Docks
JU Morehead City
' Believe it or not, the Chinese
junk which attracted so much at
tent ion at Morehead City Texaco
station dock yesterday belongs to
"Believe It or Not" Robert Ripley
Ripley was not aboard.
About 62 feet long with a 16
foot beam, the Mon Lei is on' its
way to Westchester, Long Island.
"Powered with Chinese Diesel
engines In addition to sails,"' is
what Skipper Piatt answered the
Inquirer yesterday. Then he asked
for a left-handed monkey wrench.
4S Babies Ban ' ,
' Forty-three babies were born in
the county ia April, four of them
Negro. Fifteen persons died and
Of- these, all were Neffrn. unr1-
tog to health department records.
Beaufort
Poor Cabbage Season Comes To Close;
Dryness, Pests Affect Other Crops
New Arendell Street
Section Opens to Traffic
The newly-constructed section
of Arendell street east of 4th
street to the Morehead City
Yacht basin office opened to
traffic Wednesday morning. The
asphalt surfacing was laid Tues
day. Now all westbound traffic will
make the gradual curve on to
Arendell street's north side be
fore reaching the Jefferson ho
tel. Eastbound traffic will con
tinue on the south side as pre
viously. Iron standards have been sunk
along the side of highway op
posite the hotel where cars park
ed at one time, creating a af
fic hazard. V
Director Names
Club Contributors
Teen-Ager Writes Letter
From Langley Air Field,
Virginia
''.Mrs. Harold Sampson, director
of the Carteret County recreation
center, today released the'list-'of
adult memberships in the Teen
Age club. Half of the list appears
below. - The remainder will be
published in the next issue of the
News-Times.
More memberships are being so
licited and Mrs. Sampson has em
phasized that county-wide support
is required to maintain the center
in its present manner.
This week Mrs. Sampson receiv-
ed a letter from a former visitor
at the club, Frank Willis, who is
stationed now at . Langley Air
force base, Hampton, Vs.
Believing that the letter shows
what the club means to those who
go there, Mrs. Sampson suggested
that part of it be printed here:
". . . . I miss the club very
much. I'm at Langley Air field
in Virginia now, but I'll be leaving
in about a month. After I get a
permanent station I think I'll like
the Army Air corps. But right
now I'm lonesome and sure would
like to get sorke mail from all the
gang . . . please, all of you, drop
me a line and tell me the news
and happenings of the club.
"Today is Saturday and tonight
you will be dancing and skating
and having a big time; so while
you are doing these things, think
of me ... "
Names of those who appear be
low have helped to suport the
club with $5 memberships. Those
names with larger amounts listed
with them contributed more than
the membership fee:
Marion T. Mills, H. S. Gibbs, Jr.,
Wade Peletier, Ben Alford, Henry
R. White, Mrs. Doris White, Mr.
and Mrs. W.,0. Flowers. W. B
Chalk, Mrs. WJ B. Chalk, Dr. Sam
uel Hatcher. Mrs. Samuel Hatcher.
Mr. and Mrs. N. F. Eure, H. M.
Eure, Mrs. H. M. Eure, Mr. and
Mrs. D. Cordova, Mrs. Rosalie Dow
dy, Mrs.' A. B. Roberts, Mrs. Ruth
McRackan, J. C. Taylor, Mrs. J. C.
Taylor, Mrs. A. Hoffman, (Bogue
Banks) $20; Miss Gabriella Braid.
James Webb, Walter S. Morris,
Benjamin May, Mrs. Carita Jack
sop, Mrs. Walter Derrickson, Mrs.
Robert Taylor, Mrs. Marion Davis,
Miss Bessie Tolson (Route 1, New
port), Jerry J. Willis, Luther R.
' See DIRECTOR Page 3
Tractor-Trailer Overturns
On Highway 10L Tuesday '
A large tractor-trailer truck
loaded with cabbage overturned
about noon Tuesday on highway
101 about three miles from Hunt
ley's. " , ' V:
No one was injured shd the
truck was not damaged, although
traffic was blocked for a short
while. The truck, driven by Carol
Broom,' of Richmond, Va., belongs
to Broom's father. t
The accident occurred, according
to Patrolman R. M. Fowler who in
vestigated, when one wheel caught
at the side of the road, causing
me trues to turn over. : i
June 14
Farmers are experiencing the
last days of an extremely poor cab
bage season, K. M. Williams, coun
ty agent, commented today. Har
vest of Irish potatoes has begun
but movement of these arc slow
with the government buying most
ly B grade.
Three railroad cars of cabbage
moved out Tuesday and there has
been some light movement by
truck. Heads now are beginning
to black rot and soft rot.
Some cabbage farmers made ex
penses, a very few made slight pro
fit, and a larger number lost mo
ney on this year's crop, the agent
said.
Plenty of labor is available to
handle potatoes, reported Mr. Wil
liams, with digging getting under
way in earnest this week. Govern
ment representatives in the potato
purchase program are headquar
tercd at little Washington.
Movement of potatoes out of the
county is mainly by truck. La rues'
buyers are S. M. Jones Co. of New
Bern, W. B. Knox, of Snow Hill
Md., and Hugh Swann, of New
Bern. Buying on a smaller scale
are Beaufort 'Cannery and Jamc!
Lcary, of little Washington.
Crops as a whole are suffering
from dry weather but in addition
to this, worms and other pests are
playing havoc with tobacco and
corn.
Cutworm are attacking tobaccr
plants as they attacked cabbage
Tobacco farmers are- also having
trouble witn wireworms. - Another
type of peat has been, attacking
corn, cutting the bud and eating
holes in the leaves.
Insect infestation. Mr. William'
says,, is the heaviest it has been
in years. Farmers have had te
plant corn over, breakine stands
This county is known to have the
European com borer, but present
trouble has not been pinned dowr
to one particular pest.
Mr. Williams has solicited heir
on the problem from the state
agriculture station, Raleigh.
V. C. Potter s
Expected Soon
Van C. Potter, from New York,
who has purchased Mayor Law
rence W. Hassell's home on Pol
lock street, is expected here any
day, again to make Beaufort his
home, the Mayor reported today.
The mayor spoke fondly of Mr
Potter "Yes, when we were jus
that high," he said, holding his
hand a short distance from the
ground, "Van sold lettuce and 1
sold sevey beans, 8 cents a quart
or two for 15."
The Mayor and Mrs Hassell arr
living now in the house facinr
Front street which they recently
purchased from D. F. Merrill.
"That's the old John Forlaw
home in which I lived until I wat
7 years old. My oldest sister wai
born there too," related Mayoi
Hassell. At the age of 13 he agair
found himself living there anc"
now after many years hopes tc
spend the rest of his days undei
that roof.
The property was purchased bj
Mr. Merrill from A. W. Daniels
formerly of Cedar Island, now of
Charlotte.
Morehead City Lions
Make $150 on Shows
Morehead City Lions made $15f
profit on their talent shows, Vic
tor Wickizer, president, reported
this morning. This money will go
toward the blind aid fund.
The Lions are planning to make
the talent search an annual affair,
with improvements next year in
classification of entries and me
thod of sponsoring the shows, Mr.
Wickizer said.
Precinct Officers Change'
F. R. Seeley, chairman of the
board of elections, today announ
ced a change in the precinct offi
cer for Harkers Island. Registrar
will be Charles William Hancock.
judge. Alton Willis, and poll hold
er, Fate Jones, Jr. Previously list
ed as registrar was Mrs. Mabel
Lawrence and Lawson Willis as
Judge.
Bundy, Abernethy Seek
Office of Solicitor
Polls in the primary election to
morrow will be open from 6:30 to
6:30, Fred R. Serley, chairman of
the county board of elections said
today.
The Carteret countv official De
mocratic primary ballot will have
two contests, Charles L. Aberne
thy, Jr. opposing William J. Bun
dy for solicitor of the fifth judicial
district; and Isaac J. Kellum, D.
L. Ward, Elwood R. Willis. Albert
J. Ellis, and John D. Larkins, Jr.
running for state senator from the
seventh senatorial district. Two of
the five will be elected.
Only township contest will be in
Morehead township, which takes in
Atlantic Beach and five miles west
of the city. Hubert L. Fulcher is
opposing Charles M. Krouse for
township constable. Mr. Krouse is
holding that office now.
On the state ticket, William B.
Umstead is opposing J. Melville
Rronohton for U. S. Seiator; Char
les M. Johnson Oscar Barker, R.
Mayne Albright, Olla Rav Boyd,
W. Kerr Scott, and W. F. Stanley,
Sr., are running for governor; H.
P. Tavlor is opposing Dan Tnmp
kins for lieutenant governor; John
T. Armstrong and Thad Eure are
vying for secretary of slate; Char
les, W. Miller and Henry L. Bridges
arc running for state auditor; Z.
W. Frazelle, Brandon P. Hodges,
and James B. Vogler seek the state
treasurership and Forrest H. Shu
ford and Donald Boone Sherrill
oppose each other for comtnissin
er of labor.
The short term indicated on the
.tain ik j Ilnitnrl Clilm ClniJC.
tor starts after the election re
suits are turned in and continues
Sea VOTERS Page 3
JCs Entertain
Six Beauties
Lois Chadwick, Helen Gould.
Orilla Hughes, Ella Margaret Mor
ris, Viola Styron and Jean Farrior,
contestants for the Miss Morehead
City beauty pageant, were guests
at p dinner meeting of the Junior
Chamber of Commerce Monday
evening.
After the meeting, the girls prac
ticed at the county recreation cen
ter the numbers they will present
at the pageant on June 12. Coach
ing the girls were Mrs. Helen Carl
ton, Mrs. A- T. Leary, and Mrs.
Bertha Stallings
Billy Merrill, young ventiloquist,
entertained members and their
RUests. Charles Will's won the
$1 door prize, a prize to be given
ar all future meetings.
Harvey Hamilton, J., president
of the Young Democrats of Civ
leret county, urred members to
vote in the Primary election this
Saturday, and said the Young De
mocrats would ; lovide any desired
transportation.
fJarquette Sails
iterranean
The U. S. S. Marquette, 435-foot
10,000 ton troop and equipment
transport, shoved off Wednesday
morning from Port Terminal, car
rying Marines and supplies to the
Mediterranean sea.
Approximately 750 Marines were
aboard, and will relieve the fleet
mrlne fore in the Mediterranean,
a force which left Port Terminal
four months ago in January. The
relieving group is slated for a four
months four of duty in the Medi
terranean region.
Capt. A. C. Livendahl is com
mander of the Marquette.
Employment Commission
bsnes Report on County
During the fourth quarter of 19
47, Carteret county employed 1,"
611 workers who received total
wages of $808,135, or an average
weekly wage of $38.58, according
to figures compiled by the State's
Employment Security commission.
Both total employment and ave
rage . weekly wages reached the
highest point in the history 'of
North Carolina, exceeding even
he wartime peak reached in 1942,
For Med
tha report said. v
Morehead City Re-Names
Two to Race Commission
Mayor George W. Dill, More
head City, and the town com mis-'
sioners, reappointed A. B. Coop
er for three years as a member
of the Morehead City Racing
commission Wednesday and ('.
N. Bennett, for two years.
Mr. Cooper's previous one year
term expired in February 1947
and Mr. Bennett's two year term
in February of this year. The
third member of the commission,
Dr. Ben F. Royal, was appointed
for a three year term in Febru
ary 1946.
Class Of 1928
To Hold Reunion
21 Class Members Will Ban
quet, Attend Commence
ment Monday
The class of '28, Beaufort high
school, will hold a 20-year reunion
Monday night, celebrating with a
dinner at the Inlet inn, followed
by attendance at the high school
commencement exercises of the
class of '48. This will be the first
the class has met as a body since
graduation day to - .
Twenty-one of the 25 class mem
bers will be there as well as five
of the seven teachers who shep
herded the class towlrd their dip
lomas.
The teachers are Mrs. Lucille
Pond Mumford, Wakefield, Va..
Miss Lena Duncan, Miss Gladys
Chadwick, Mrs. Ben Jones, and
Mrs. Roy Eubanks. The other two
teachers could not be contacted,
according to Miss Hazel Noe, alum
na who is making arrangements
for the affair.
Four class members who will be
unable to attend the reunion are
Annie Laura Rumley Creedmore.
Norfolk, Clyde Ramsey, Washing
ton, N. C, Cecil Longest. Chapel
Hill, and Com. Ernest M. Snowden
who is in Argentina.
Those who will attend are Fan
ny Caffrey, Washington, D. C,
Ruth Fulcher, Mountain Home,
Tenn., Burchie Felton Nelson, Au
lander. N. C, Ruth Morrison Ab
bott, New Bern, Sarah Hill King,
Washington. N. C.
Virginia Howe Hassell, Susan S.
Rumley, Miss Noe, Louise Hudgins
Nelson, Julia Graham Copeland,
Thelma Pake Simpson. Ellen Lup
ton Dickinson, all of Beaufort.
Anna Skarren Matthews, , Ra
leigh, Vera Longest Pake and Fred
Lewis, Morehead City, Charles K.
Howe, Jr., Radford. Va., Vida
Longest, Julia Parkins Basden, J.
O. Barbour, Jr., Frank L. King,
and Clarence II. Guthrie, all of
Beaufort. '
Place cards at the dinner will be
black cardboard replicas of mor
tarboards with white silk tassels
Printed inside will be the names
of each class member, the class
song which was written 20 years
ago by Clyde Ramsey, and the
class poem which was written by
Susan Rumley.
County's ACC Profits
In April Total $3,834
Net profit from liquor sales in
the county in April totaled $3,
834.00, according to figures releas
ed by James Potter, county audi
tor. Beaufort sales amounted to $18,
472.15, Morehead City'i. $22,337.35,
and Newport's, $11,318.45, totaling
$50,127.95. Sales tax was $4,260.-
88.
Beaufort's share of the profits
was $753.60, Morehead City hospi
tal $510.97, Newport $517.62, and
Morehead City, $510.97.
Officers De-Commission
North River Still
' M, M. Ayscue. ABC officer, and
Deputy Sheriff Murray Thomas at
5 o'clock Saturday morning dr
commissioned a still in tha North
River . section. At the time the
officers made the discovery, the
still wis in operation.
One of the operators was pur
sued from the site but made his
escape. Four hundred gallons of
mash wan confiscated. -
Legion To Receive
Ships Plaque
Comdr. T. McHale, Norfolk,
To Make Presentation
Sunday at Courthouse
In afternoon Memorial Day cere
monies to be held at 2:30 on the
courthouse lawn Sunday afternoon,
C. R. Wheatly, Jr.. will accept a
plaque and history of the mer
chant ship S. S. Beaufort, in be
half of arterct Post 99. The pla-
Morehead City and Beaufort
banks will be closed Monday,
May 31, in observance of Memor
inl Day, Sunday, May 30.
que will be placed in the hall of
the post for educational purposes,
said C. L. Beam, veteran's inform
ation service officer.
Commander T. McHale, of the
fifth naval district in Norfolk, will
present the plaque. , Sponsoring
the ceremonies are the American
I-egion Posts of Newport, Beau
fort, Morehead City, and Davis.
Arrangements are being made to
have music provided by the Cherry
Point Marine band, Mr. Beam add
ed. State College
Adds. New Course
rtt.Estitute
Addition of a two-year marine
technical course to the curricula
of the Morehead City Technical
institute of N. C. State college has
been announced by Director Ed1
ward W. Ruggles of the College's '
Extension division. ' '
The new program of instructibn'
will include training in navigation,
naval architecture, marine biology, '
electricity, and small business
practices. It will also consist of
training in wood shop practice,' a '.
course in which a small boat will
be designed and constructed.
Graduates of the new course
will be prepared for employment
In shipyards engaged in building
small craft for the fishing indur
tries as well as pleasure craft and
will be equipped for work in the
fishing trade and in the operation,
maintenance, and design of boats
used in coastal and inland water
way transportation, Professor Rug
gles explained. .,
He said the Technical institute,
a functional branch of State col
lege, will continue to maintain its
one-year general technical courie, '
in addition to the new course. v'
The one-year period of instruct
tion, which is already in operation,
offers training in electrical work,
radio, tefepnone maintenance,
woodworking, metalworking, con
struction work, automotive engi
neering, Diesel engineering, heat
ing, and other industries in which '
technical training is essential. , 1
In commenting on the new type
of training, Director Ruggles saidt
"Recent studies of industry!
needs for technical men indicate
that there is a demand for an avn
rage of five technicians for each
professional engineer employed
and that normally most industries
are understaffed with technical
workers. These facta mean employ
ment opportunities for men with -suitable
technical training, with
excellent oportunities for advancement."
City dork Clarifies
Privilege Tax Rnlbgs
John Lashley, city clerk, today
clarified ordinances regarding bu- '
siness privilege taxes in Morehead
City. Payment of the taxes was
discussed Friday at the commis
sioners' meeting. ','f'
A 10 per cent penalty will be
added to the business privilege tax -if
it is not paid by the due date,
July 1. Although the wine and
beer privilege tax was due May i,
no penalty will be imposed on that,
he ssid,
Bond Sales Total $18473 . . .'-
Bond sales in Carteret county
during the' period from May 9
through May 15 amounted to f "
542, giving a final cumulative st. a
of $18,873, about 14.5 per cent c I
its quota which is $130,000, Vict r
Wkkizer, Morehead City, ia chi
min of tit bond drive.
    

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