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FRIDAY, MAT 28, IMS
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CARTERET C017NTT KEWS-TLMES, BCACTO!lT AND ,MoX222Ai C1TT, K. C
Carteret County Hevs-Times
Vi ' A Mergor Of
The Beaufort News (est. 1912) It The Twin City Times (est. 1936)
n; EDITORIAL PAGE
FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1948
' the Importance oi Voting
" (Chairman of the county board of elections, Fred R.
I f Seeley, has honored the Carteret News-Times as guest edltor
f llai writer today. His request for 5,000 votes cast in the
county tomorrow is not out of the question by any means.
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5 No legislature in the past 25 years has had as many vitally
tnportant mMters before it as will the next one.
Help to counties for school buildings, pay of teachers and
hool officials, pay of State office employees, employees in State
.'Ifiplleges, the State highways, and State institutions. Mjny are
"giving able service and are woefully underpaid. Those that are
flflot efficient cannot be replaced when salaries and pay is much
.flower than is paid by business houses.
The legislature could go hog-wild, vote out all the money
the State has and more than it hopes to get, go home, and await
Carteret county will be ably represented in the House and
Slate Senate, but how much influence will our representatives
hd Senators have?
ThC answer lies with the voters tomorrow. The county
that shows by its vote t hut it takes no interest in National, State,
or County government has little or no influence in matters af
Carteret county needs school buildings, needs improved
)Hfoads, needs schools where all concerned have a feeling of se
lity, needs harbors and waterway improvements. All can be
,T)ad if our officials in office can point to the fact that the voters
jfjfkre actively behind its requests,
in Five thousand or more votes tomorrow will show everybody,
regardless who wins, that we are here and if we don't get what
we're entitled to, there will be other elections and we will not
Mr. and Mrs. Voter, it's up to you!
'Somebody's at the Back Door
. Possibility of extending the eastern limits of Beaufort has
: ' brought to mind the question, "If Beaufort doesn't expand east
: ward, which way can it grow?"
w To the west is the causeway, offering no incentive to build
, '"crs of anything other than cottages or fishing camps, southward
1 are the banks, and northward . . . what are the possibilities there?
' ' The section "out back" has been used as a dump for so long
nd marsh land back there considered useless for so many years
hat few persons have realized how valuable that area could be-
"""coire to Beaufort if it were filled In.
There's no prettier spot along the coast than the small inlet
that curves arotnd in back of the town. Even the manmade eye
sores along the shore cannot mar the deep blue and prevent the
sun from tipping each wave with silver.
Expansion eastward would take in, for the most part, resi
dential areas. Which way is the business section going to ex
pand? In coming years it will push away homes that are now
-standing, but already business establishments, instead of trend--
ing eastward along Front street, are locating on streets leading
northward toward "west" Beaufort.
; When considering expansion, it would be well to appraise
potentialities of all outlying areas. Many a year may pass before
it would be advisable to build up land at Beaufort's back door.
' ' Let's not forget though, that we do have a back door.
Jram Session Ends
""" Morehead City can breathe a sigh of relief.
Car-cramming in front of the Jefferson hotel is over. By
pleading, reasoning, badgerhg, and cajoling, Mayor Dill with the
blessing of the town fathers, squeezed severalhundred feet of as
phalt out of the highway commission. , '
' The Mayor many months ago came forth with one of his apt
figures of speech to describe a scene that could occur in front of
vghc hotel with cars parked on, the concrete platform (which has
now Dcen torn away), with cars parked in front of the hotel, and
with two lsnes of traffic nasslna between
lJ "A car could come along there and rip up those parked cars
t like tearing teeth out of a comb!" he would exclaim.
Highway 70 west has been made to curve on to Arendell
street before passing the hotel, and hotel parking lots make
things much safer.
The ironical occurrence now would be a crack-up right in
rtnfront of the hotel or on the new stretch of highway. We hope
such doesn't happen, but if it did it would only prove that when
sine motorist recognizes a danger, he is usually careful. When
things look rosy up ahead clear highway and no curves that's
jihen caution is thrown to the wind, South wind, that is!
In The Good Old Days
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Climax: Counting the Votes
Note: This is the last of a series of articles dealing with the
behind-the-scenes, recess of elections and election machinery.
These article's were written by .?. J. Haszonirs, News-Times reporter,
in conjunction with Fred R. Seeley, chairman of the county board
TO THE EDITOR
Mav 26, 1948
Morehead City, N. C.
Your recent article concerning
the abundance of dogs in More
head City interested me to the
point of being quite amusing. JVo
doubt this article , was induced by
someone Of some political ambition
who would have the public believe
that the municipal government is
interested in the welfare of the
town above their own personal aspirations.
600 Additional Beds
Needed for TB Patients
The need for 600 additional hos
pital beds was one of the chief
topics discussed at the 42nd an-
l nual meeting of the N. C. Tuber
culosis association, held in Raleigh
Dr. N. Thomas Ennett reports
that it was proposed that State
wide publicity be given to this
matter with the hope that senti
ment could be created which
would make it essential that the
next legislature provide funds for
building an additional sanatorium.
Large numbers of patients die
before the sanatorium can take
them, or at least, they must stay
home several months after the dia
gonsis is made it was pointed out.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Jarman of
Beaufort passed through Sunday
enroute to near Kinston to viBit
Mr, Jarnum's mother. Mrs. Willie
Bradshaw accompanied her brpth
ed to see her mother who is
Mr. Carl H. Morton, spent Mori
day in Beaufort with her mother,
Mrs. Dallas Sadler, who is ill at
Mm William Noe's. '
Mrs. Emma Oglesby was in Beau
fort Tuesday on business.
Mr. and Mrs, Xenophon Mason
of Mershallberg were here Sunday
evening to see Mr. and Mrs. ,Roy
Mason. . .. " 7 tf
Mrs:. John Hardison and dauBh-'
ter of near New Bern, are visiting
Mr. and Mrs., M. C, .TaylorV Mn.
H;dison is nieht nurse "for Miss
Delia Frances Taylor.
Mrs. M.- C. Taylor spent Monday
and Tuesday with her daughter at
Jlhp Morehead City hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Smith, ;Jr.,
of Bachelor, passed through Sat
urday everting enroute to More
head City for '"the Talent Show."
They were accompanied by Mrs.
Mrs. Roy Mason, Miss Betty)
.Tan Mason and M C. Taylor went '
to Morehead City Tuesday .evening
to see Miss Delia Frances Taylor
and Mrs. Xenophon Mason,, pa
tients at the hospital. j
Cecil M. Bell and Royal Bell of !
Hyatsville, Md., were here Friday
and- Saturday to see their mother,
Mrs. A. N. Bell, and buy cabbages
to sell in Washington. ;
Bobbie Chadwick of Smyrna and ;
Beaufort was in the community ,
Tuesday on business. ' ;
Mi ett" Jarp Mason "spent '
the weekend in Beaufort with her !
aunt, Mrs. L. C. Dickinson. 1
Karl Thompson of Washington,!
and Royal Bell of Hyatsville, Md.,
were here Monday and Tuesday on
Mr. and Mrs. William Jarman
'and son, Billie, of Beaufort visited
Six Organizations Will
Heel at Beach in June v
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' Atlantic Beach is "booked
solid" for June conventions, with
the first beginning June 2, Wed
nesday, and the last one ending
Wednesday, June 23, according to
the-Morehead City Chamber of
Following the postmasters' meet-
Mr. and Mrs. Edsel Bell Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Taylor of
New, Bern were here Wednesday
visiting Mrs. Ashby B. Morton.
They motored, to Bachelor in the
afternoon to visit Mr. and Mrs.
Claude Taylor., ,
fng next week, the Production
Credit association of North Caro
lina will convene June 7, 8, and 9.
North Carolina Wholesalers will
meet at the beach June 11 and 12,
county; commissioners , and the
North ' Carolina Association of
County Auditors June 15, 16, and
17, Association of Mutual Insur
ance Agents, June 18 and 19, and
the Knights of Pythias June 22
A new convention, was booked
this week for August, The Na
tional Electrical' Contractors asso
ciation will meet Aug. 2-5 at the
beach with headquarters at tha
Ocean King hotel.
Frrnee originated and legally
adopted the metric system in 1799.
ill '"w?55.tf?jM M
Sincerely do I admit that the
town is going to the dogs, but
most of ' them have only two legs.
Likely the problem of dogs (gen
uine canine, or fourlejged spe
cies) will result in some extermi
nation plan, which will afford de
lightful sport to at least one police! Thp bnHot is takcn rom fae bal.
The climax of any close election
race is the counting and recording
of the vote. This duty falls upon
the smallest unit of election ma
chinery and upon its officials. '
Voting at the primary election
tomorow and at all elections will
stop at 6:30, and, according to the
election laws, the precinct offici
als are required to stay at the vot
ing place until all the votes are
counted 'and the returns made.
As soon as the polls are closed,
the registrar opefts one ballot box,
in the presence of the judges of when the copy is mailed, to the.
election ana any watcners or voter. ; county chairmanthe official 'pro
The i'Otes in this box are Counted ceedings of election day are1 'over,
before the next box is opened, ana
so on until all the boxes are open-
ed and all the votes are counted.
j Neither the registrar nor judges
of election are allowed to leave
the polling place except when un-
: avoidably necessary. In such a
case, the county board of elections
, may substitute another qualified
As to the counting itself, there
, are two people who actually Ho the
work, the caller and the tallyman.
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FLY to .
1 12 HRS. $ 9.93
DAILY SERVICE TO
New Bern .... 18 MIN. 3.00
Point 2 HRS. 14.70
Bristol .... 3 14 HRS. 22.95
(Fares subject to Federal
Phone 0491, Beaufort Airport
or your Travel Agent ,
Your land may not need contour strip
cropping to maintain its productive power.
, Yet all land needs at least one soil conser
vation practice to maintain high crop
yields. Your County Soil Conservationist
is here to help you plan a system ot arm
ing which gives every acre of land what
the land needs. Apply to the Lower Neuse
Soil Conservation District for his assistance.
FIRST -CITIZENS BANK
& TRUST COMPANY
TIME TRIED TESTED
MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
Beaufort N. C.
officer I know, and will cost the
town of Morehead City only the ,
price of five or six bullets per
dog (one bullet is Sufficient to kill i
any dog if it is accompanied by a .
little common sense and kindness, I
even for a poor pistol shot). To'
keep strav dogs until claimed or.
adopted would necessitate a small i
monthly expenditure, which the
town cannot seem to afford, in
view of the fact that the parking
lot box in full view of any of the
judges and the witnesses, and the
caller reads aloud distinctly the
names of the candidates voted for.
The tallyman, usually seated at a
table, marks the call onto the tally
sheet. In practice, it is usually the
judge of elections who calls off the
The counting is not "off limits"
to people. Every candidate may
meters net only a matter of hun- nave a representative if he wishes.
'. (The information In this co
lumn is Yaken from the flies of
( The Beaufort News).
operation The machine was very
active, turning at the rate of 45
miles per hour and at the low cost
v (of 8 cents per 15 minutes.
TniRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO ..RlftS ZltJ
The Atlantic hotel in Morehead Catches the first o( the week' ,
City was to open for the season TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
with a dance. ' L Tne yacnt Alela burned in Beau-
,,.Leon and Ellmore Davis, of Da- fort harbor and the loss was said
Vrsj had their merry-go-round in to be $50,000.
CARTEBET COUNTY MEWS-TRIES
. 1 1 Carteret County'a Only Newt paper ,
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THE BEAUFORT NEWS (Est. 1912) and THE TWIN CITY TIMES (Eit.1936)
,'!;,(."., Published .Tueedayi and Fridays By
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Lockwood Phllllpi Publishers Eleanore Dear Phillips
. ' , Ruth Leclcey Peeling, Executive Editor .
Publishing Offices At
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'; 807 Evens Street, Morehead City. N. C.
Mali rates: In Carteret. Craven. Pamlico, Hyde and Oiulow Counties S5.0O
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dreds of dollars a week to simple
ment taxes and fines collected.
"Morehead City is a very pro
gressive towi" quotation verba
tim of a distinguished visitor.
What he didn't know or, at least,
didn't say, was that all of the pro
gress ever made here was made by
private, enterprising persons who
could see the opportunity for pro
fit which the citv officials either
could not see or didn't want to see.
I am almost convinced that if there
is ever a decent street in More
head City, .some progressive out
sider will have to sponsor the pro
gram for such at his own expens.
In conclusion, should some aris
tocratic blueblood be prompted to
ask if I could do better, he can bet
his fancy boots I could, for to do
worse, I would -need only do no
thing. 0'" for mvclf. that is.
CHARLES L. GUTHRIE
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A three-Inch cannon furnished
by the U. S. War Department ar
rived in Beaufort from Fort Ogle
thorpe, Ga. The local chapter of
the UDC was instrumental in se
curing the cannon and it was to
be mounted and placed on the
TEN YEARS AGO .
Irish potato shipments from
Beaufort by rail during the past
week had shown a steady increase,
and next week tomato shipments
were to begin.
Lawrence Rudder, senior at
Wake Forest, who was on the
honor roll and therefore exempt
from all examinations, was home
visiting ' his mother, Mrs. W. S.
FIVE YEARS AGO
.The Sea Food cafe on Turner
st. was reopened under the man
agement of Mrs, Ruby Taylor Bee
ton. "fv; - v-V J.
Capt Dave Godwin had a collard
plant ihat had grown 5 feet tall
in his garden on East Broad st
For instance, if John Jones thinks
that there may be some under
handed dealing at such and such
a polling precinct, he may have
his own man there to see that the
counting is fair and square.
In large voting precincts, the
counting, even for a primary clec
tion may well into the night. Af
ter precinct Officials have counted
their votes, results are usually
phoned into the office of the coun
ty board of elections. There the
results are marked down on a mas
ter sheet until all the precinct?
have reported in. Where there ir
no telephone or where the pre
cinct is isolated, as is the case in
this county with Portsmouth, Ce
dar Island and Pelletier. for in
stance, the full reports are not in
However the trend in voting can
be seen in the precincts which
have reported, and political ex
ports have been amazingly accu
rate in predicting the unofficial
return from unreported preclncls
On a larger scale, this is true re
jjnrdina. county, state and section
Upon the close of the counting,
election officials replace the bal
lots in each official box and lock
it. The box is-then sealed with
tape marked with the Signatures
of the officials and later is deliver
ed to the county board.
Any unused ballots are atso
counted, placed in a separate en
velope or package and delivered
later to the county board. Also
returned are any spoiled ballots.
If the officials run across disputed
ballots, , they are , returned un
counted also. ) '.
Last duty of the day for elec
tion officials is to sign the poll
book, make out two copies of final
precinct returns n forms furnished
by the state board of ' elections,
mail one to the county, chairman
of the cunty board and give one
to an official who will make It to
the final county canvassing held
on the following Tuesday., : ,
The BIGGEST POLITICAL Figure In
NORTH CAnbLniAlPnliUc LUe Today!
His U. S. Senate collcsgnes from all over the nation will admire
and respect his HITELLECTUAL STIlEliGTII and IIORTII AR
OLEIIAIIS everyhcro vnli Faint with PRIDE to their SEIIATOR
(Ter Tti CosuaUlee)
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