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A Merger of TEE BEAUF0BT NEWS (Established 1912) and THE TWIN CITY TIMES (Established 1936)
38th YEAR NO. 9.
BEAUFORT AND MOREHEAD CITY, NORTH CAROLINA FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 1948
PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAY
J. W. Gilliliin, Bns Line Operator,
Replies lo News-Times Editorial
Government Buys Greater
Part of Crop at Support
Price of $2.90
Just fi"p more local farmers
have yet to dig up their potatoes,
R. M. Williams, county agent, re
ported I his week. These men are
the Ball brothers, L. N. Connor,
Hugh Swan, 0. W. Lewis, and D. S.
Lewis. Most of the county's pota
toes have been going to the gov
ernment at $2.90.
Mr. Williams reported that this
season's potatoes have a great deal
of scab and some blight.
Damage has been done also to
the tobacco crop by aphis, better
known to farmers as plant lice. C.
S. Long recently put on a demons
tration of controlling the amount
of damage caused in this manner
at the farm of Floyd Garner in
Long, in his demonstration, used
Isotox as a dust and as a spray,
Parathion dust, and Vapotone. Ob
servations of these treatments
sfnwcd that Vapotone is as effec
tive or more so than any of the
None of these treatments is be
ing recommended, however, to far
mers by the extension anamolgist,
James T. Conner, Jr., because little
is known of the detrimental elects,
if my, to plants or animals.
Since much damage was done to
the quality of' tobacco by this in
sect last year after the tobacco was
cured and ready for market', Mr.
Williams feels certain that many
farmers will be interested in try
ing this material to control it.
All of these materials must make
direct contact with the insect to
b effective. Mr. Williams pointed
oat that tlsraJfcfiy' of Jfintlfcl
.stuck the. tap half ! t plant-
110 Lots Sell
At Beach Acctb
One hundred ten lots were sold
Wednesday afternoon at auction
on Atlantic Beach, A. B. Cooper of
Atlantic Beach incorporated, re
ported today. Gross sale totaled
$30,000, the Average price for each
lot being about $250.
The lots went to 40 buyers, all
of them from upstate. Two free
lois given away were to Sybil
White, of Durham, and A. A. Dady
myle, New Bern.
Approximately 300 people at
tended the sale which was con
ducted by Walter and Gurley. Kins
ton auctioneers. A total of 160 lots
had been developed and offered
From now tn the property will
be sold in private transaction by
the Atlantic Beach Realty com
pany at prices much higher than
those received at auction, Mr.
The main reason, he remarked
for selling off the residential lots
Wednesday was to encourage con
struction of cottages.
Burned Pole Causes
Power Failure Monday
A power line pole between
Goldsboro and LaGrange flashed
over and burnt down Monday night
causing power failure On practi
cally all Tidewater power lines
from that point east.
According to reports from the
local plant, Cherry Point went out
and although the load could have
been carried locally, it would have
been at the rjsk of burning put
The auxiliary plant in Beaufort
was ready to co into operation,
George Stovall, Tidewater manager
reported. The pumps were primed
and a man was standing by, but
Mr. Stovall said that he was in
formed ' that power would come
through in about 40 minutes and
that by the time the auxiliary
plant would have been operating,
the regular system would be in
Dogs Have Their Day
Approximately 80 dogs visited
the veterinarian Wednesday at the
municipal building, Morehead City.
Some squealed while, they were
inoculated against rabies, others
submitted quietly. Seventy-two dog
tags have been sold to date. AU
dogs must be tagged by July 1.,
J. W. Gillikin. owner and opera
tor of Gillikin Bus line. Morehead
City, in a statement to The News
Times today stated that his line is
in no way obligated financially to
the town of Morehead City, nor is
he in any wsy obliged to comply
with requests or rulings of the
town in regard to operation of his
Mr. Gillikin made this statcnent
in reply to an editorial which ap
peared in The News-Times hst
Friday wherein it was mentioned
that for six months the town had
received no remuneration from the
Gillikin bus line.
Subsequent investigation has
proved that town officials were
confused on the issue. Since Oct.
1, 1947 the bus line has pBid 6 per
cent of its gross receipts to the
State Public Utilities commission.
The utilities commijjioa says
Mr. Gillikin, has received this a
mount, as they request, every three
months. Aside from this, it has
made no other demands of the line
other than that it operate and
maintain the buses.
"In the past year I don't recall
one trip we've ever missed," re
marked Mr. Gillikin in regard to
complaints that have been trade
as to irregularity of runs. "That
was when we had a blowout."
"AH during the winter we car
ried school children from their
doors to school, waited for them
and carried them back to their
doors and all we get for that is
criticism," he continued.
Since school has ended, the buses
have not run west of 28th street
"because," Mr. Gillikin said, "in
one week we didn't get more than
three riders up that way. Besides,
the streets are in such awful shape
it tears our buses up.
Mr. Gillikin stated that new
schedules are being made up this
week and will be posted for the
information of bus patrons as soon
Gillikin buses operate between
Beaufort, Morehead City, and At
lantic (Beach. In Morehead City,
3A. presepL . .they leave Pth Yd
TrenSeiirtreets ewf Tiofff at 19
m antes before the hour, he report
ed. "I operate the bus line to the
best ef my ability," stated Mr. Gil
likin, '.'I have complied with ev
ery law concerning it and will con
tinue to do so."
' The News-Times regrets the as
persion cast on Mr. Gillikin re
garding financial obligations in
connection ith his bus line.
The superior term of civil court,
in session all week, ia expected to
continue today at the court house
in Beaufort. The caae of Guthrie
vs. Russell, concerning an auto ac
cident, was being heard yesterday.
W. B. Rodman Durham, of New
Bern, was appointed referee in
the case of Davis and Howe. vs.
Morgan in which C. R. Wheatly,
Jr., was attorney for the plaintiff
and J. F. Duncan and R. A. Nunn
were attorneys for the defense.
The case of Lynott vs. Brooks
has been continued and it is ex
pected that the following cases
will be continued: Howe vs. Wal
lace et al, Howe vs. Southern Felt
company, and Howe vs. MadU As
phalt Roofing corporation.'
The suit of 'Oliver Becton vs.
Henrv G. Edwards was settled
Tuesday after attorney for both
parties agreed on a judgment of
$750 damages against the defen
Becton brought the suit after be
ing injured by a trailer that broke
loose from Edwards' car some time
ago. After hearing the evidefae
of the court, Edwards'; attorney
went into conference with the law
yer for the plaintiff, with the re
sult that Edwards, agreed to pay
damages plus aU. costs.
In the -suit of John Jones a-
gainst David L. Redfern. both the
plaintiff and the defendant got to
gether and settled their differences
before the case was brought to
trial and each paid half-of the
costs. The case concerned a land
Robert Stephens Receives
Decree in Architecture
.. . ; - ' ' A'
Robert Howard Stephens, ion of
Mrs. A. V. Pierson and grandson
of B. H. Stephens. Beaufort, was
one of 949 to graduate recently
from the Georgia School of Tech
nology, Atlanta. Ga.
Young Stephens, who is affilia
ted with his grandfather now, in
as an architect, was awarded a
bachelor of science degree in ar
chitecture. ' .
miss Joyce Johnson W ins Beaufort Beauty Crown
Race Track Opening Nears
Pictured here with their owner, P. C. Kordham, Kinston, left,
and their trainer, R. Townsend, right, are seven dogs destined to see
action on the $200,000 race track west of Morehead City. Begin
ning Friday, June 25, and continuing through Tuesday, June 29, (ex
cept Sunday) there will be a schooling period during -which dogs
will he run and adults and children will be admitted free of charge.
After June 30, however, official opening of the track, and begin
ning of pari mutuel betting, no minors will be allowed on the premi
ses, photo by Ray Garrett
County Officials Hear
The State Association of County Commissioners and the Associa-
I tion of County Accountants of North Carolina yesterday morning con
cluded their 41st convention at Atlantic Beach. The three-day meet
ing, which opened Tuesday, was attended by 300 delegates and their
Four high-ranking state officials
addressed the commissioners and
auditors Wednesday, A. H. Graham,
chairman of the state highway
and public works commission,
Charles M,. Johnson, director jet tb
local -government commission and
candidate' for governor, Attorney
General Harry McMullan, and Dr.
Ellen Winston, head of the State
Other speakers included Bran
don Hodges, Democratic nominee
for state treasurer, Albert Coates,
director of the Institute of Govern
ment, Chapel Hill, and Gordon
Maynard, secretary of the Portland
Kerr Scott, who will oppose Mr.
Johnson in the June 26 primary,
was invited to attend the meeting
but informed the commissioners by
telegram that he was unable to be
Mr. Graham, head of the high
way commission, gave a summary
of the work of his department
since 1946 when the end of the
war "made more than maintenance
of roads possible.
"No Surplus" ,
He emphasized in his address
that the state highway commission
does not have the vast financial
surplus most people believe.
When World War I ended there
was a. surplus of fifty million dol
lars, but since that time the high
way department has been spending
more than its current annual in
come, he explained.
He told the commissioners that
each county would be supplied
soon with statistics from Raleigh
on the amount of funds spent in
their own county on roads since
Jan. 1, 1946 and what the propo
sals are for 1948.
Johnson Receives Oration
Mr. Johnson, for 22 years affilia
ted with county government af
fairs, was greeted with long and
See COMMISSIONERS Pg. 8
Parents of Th
It's been 50 years of wedded
bliss for the Jacob Wades, of 1002
Fisher st., Morehead City, parents
of the three Wade brothers of
baseball fame. Sunday marks
their 50th wedding anniversary,
and all their children and grand
children will be home to help cele
brate the event except two of the
boys, Ben and Jake, who are com
mitted by contracts to play ball,
The three famous brothers. Ben.
Jake, and Charles Winfield, bet
ter known as "Croaker", all start
ed their basebaU careers at More
head City high schooL
Winfield, the oldest, went to
State College after high school and
starred on the team there. He was
then bought up by the Detroit Ti
gers of the American League as
an outfielder and farmed out to
Winston-Salem of the Piedmont
League. He then drifted into the
Texas League and the PaciflcnCoast system without having gone to col
League, after which he retired. , ' lege like his two brothers bad. Last
Among the resolutions adopted
by the county official yesterday
which will be drafted into bills and
presented to the legislature in Jan
uary was a recommendation that
FoetMaeoa b fully restored Vm
a recreational and historic cemcf
for all the Pople of .North Caro
lina." It was ordered that a copy of the
resolution be sent to the governor
and other state authorities.
The commissioners endorsed the
recommendation that twenty-five
million dollars be appropriated for
building schools and that the funds
be allotted to the various counties
in proportion to the number of pu
pils in the county, and that every
year after this bi ennial appropria
tion, 25 per cent of the state sales
tax be used for school construc
tion. Improvement of farm to market
roads was urged, and the commis
sioners also- recommended that
their terms be staggered, half of
the number on a county board
elected every two years.
Other resolutions advocated bills
whereby funds could be recovered
from the estates of recipients of
state and federal aid, state contri
butions would go to counties ifi
which tuberculosis sanatoriums are
located, and legislation concerning
individual counties would be hand
led by the county board concern
ed, rather than taken to the gen
eral assembly in Raleigh:
Officers elected yesterday morn
ing to head the association were
R. P. Holding, president, from
Smithfield, Clarence Parks, vice
president, from Rutherfordton, and
J. C. Skinner, executive secretary
and treasurer, from Warren county-Mr.
Holding served the past,
term as vice-president arid Mr.
Skinner enters his 27th year as
executive secretary and treasurer.
ree Famous Ball Players,
50th Wedding Anniversary
. Jake, most renowned of the three
also went to. State College and
made his mark there as a pitcher.
He worked his way onto teams in
the Texas, and International Lea
gues, and then went to Detroit.
From there he went to the Chicaso
.White Sox, St. Louis Browns, New
York Yankees, Washington Sena
tors, all in the American League.
After spending nine years in the
American League, he pitched for
Jersey City , in the International
League, last year, where he had a
17-3 record. He was traded to
San Diego in Pacific Coast League,
but had .a sore arm and waa re
turned, east to Buffalo. Jake is
reported to have never really liked
ball, but 'played as a means of
Ben, the third of the famous
trio, went straight from hkh
school to the Chicago Cubs farm
Winner of the "Miss Beaufort"
beauty pageant for 1948 is Miss
Joyce Johnson, 20, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. II. Johnson, Front St.,
Beaufort. Miss Johnson was se
lected from among 15 other beau
ties in a contest Monday evening
at the Surf Club, Atlantic Beach.
The pageant was sponsored by the
Beaufort Junior Chamber of Com
merce. Runncrs-up in the contest, in the
order they were chosen, were Eliz
abeth Willis and Fay Laughton.
Each of the 16 entrants, attired
in evening dress, paraded individ
ually around the d:ince floor near
the audience and all assembled as
a group in front of the band stand.
After those 16 left the floor, the
judges recalled seven of them to
reappear for a final reckoning.
The seven finalists were Joyce
Johnson, Klizabelh Willis, Fay
Laughton, Betty Lou Merrill, Ad
die Carrow Thomas, Norma Kirk,
and Ester Fodric.
The winners were then announc
ed and John Butler, president ol
the Beaufort Jaycees, crowned the
town's new beauty queen.
Miss Johnson, who was born in
Florida, catre to Beaufort in 1931.
She attended the schools ii Beau
fort and spent a year each at
Louisburg and Meredith colleges.
She is presently employed as sec
retary to John Staton, insurance
agent in Beaufort.
As "Miss Beaufort." Miss John
son will go to Wrightsvillc, Beach
July 17 to try for "Miss North Car
The judges for the beauty con
test were Dr. Theodore Baxter, of
"Baxter's" in New Bern, Frank
Fagan, of a radio studio in New
Bern, and Capt. Kicklighter, Ma
rine, stationed at Cherry oint.
Master of ceremonies for the
evening was Jimmy Wallace, and
Mrs. Virginia Hassell was program
director. Dance music was fur
nished by Jimmy Livingston and
Wallace, speaking, .in behalf, of,
the-, csjecea,' expressed apprecia
tion "for assistance from Mrs. Vir
ginia Hassell. Fox-Downum, Davis
Bros., Mrs. Helen Hassell of the
local radio station, Ruth Peeling of
the News-Times, and the Beaufort
merchants who donated the prizes
for the three winners.
Odell Merrill, chairman of the
Jaycees' committee in charge of
the program, was also publicly
These are the prizes divided a-
mong the three winners: $100 from
the Jaycees to Miss Johnson; $50
cold wave, Margaret's Beauty
Shop; nylon hose, Beaufort Do
partment Store; traveling bag
Eastman Furniture Co.; three am
ners with all the trimmings. The
Griddle; $10.50 in groceries, M. T.
Owens; T-bone steak dinner for
two, the Carolina Grill; and 21-
jewei wrisi waicn, uaxier .
Five dollars in dry cleaning,
Ideal Dry Cleaners; one dozen
bottles of shampoo, Ramsey Groc
ery Co.; bottle of perfume, Bells
Drug Store; Greenbrier sterling,
Bell's Jewelry Store; handbag, The
Vogue; electric toaster, Western
Auto; grease job, Gulf Service
Station; cigarette lighter, Jarvis
Herring jeweler; 10 pounds flour,
Rumley Feed store; blue sweater,
Davis Bros.; $25 cold wave, Ann
Street Beauty Shop; Lucien Lclong
set, Joe. House Drug Store; slip,
Rose's; free pass, Beaufort thea
tre; electric clock, City Appliance
Co. i $5 in groceries, A 4c P Tea
Co.; General Electric travel iron,
Carteret Hardware Co.; $24 share
in the cash prizes.
Trunk set, Guthrie-Jones Drug
Co.; $5 in groceries. Potter's groc
See MISS BEAUFORT Pg. 8
year at Nashville of the Southern
Association, Ben, also a pitcher,
won 17 and lost 11.
Ben led the league in batting
with a blistering mark of .426. Be
cause of his booming bat, he was
used often as a pinch-hitter and
as a substitute fielder. He pitched
for the all-star team of that league
last year and was the winning
This year' he was sent up to the
Cubs, but he became 111 and never
had a reaf chance to make the
grade. Back at Nashville now, he
has a 7-and l record.
Ben will be married to a More
head City girl, Miss Betsy Stalling,
July 16 at the First Methodist
Wade Brothers Park, where the
Morehead City team of the Tide
water League and the local high
school team play their games, was
named In honor of the three boys.
U Sm ANNIVERSARY Pg. S
j i. VJ 'Vr
John Butler, right, president ni l lie Beaufort Junior Chamber
of Commerce, crowns Miss Joyce Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John II. Johnson, 'Miss Beaufort,' at the beauty contest Monday
night at the Surf club. Miss Johnson won out over 15 other con
testants. The picture of Miss Viola Styron, who' recently won the
"Miss Morehead City" crown will appear in Tuesday s iiapcr.
Rrinson's Monkey Decides
'Time to Get Religion!'
The pet monkey owned by
Wnllnce Biinson, of Morehead
City, is n Baptist, police dis
Saturday morning the monkey
was reported to police as missing
and nt large. Brinwin, fearing
that the animal might bite some
body, told police to shoot it if it
About 10 a.m. Sunday morn
ing, Chief Willis of the More
head City police department re
ceived a call from the First Bap
tist church by someone who ex
claimed there was a disturbance
being created in the Sunday
school class there.
When police arrived, the miss
ing monkey was gallivanting a
bout the Sunday school room.
Brinson was notified and put
' ting on gloves for the occasion,
caught up with the roaming pri
mate before he could get into
It seems that the pet had en
tered the church through an
open window and was the first
one in Sunday school that morn
ing. Students See
Film on Seaweeds
The weekly series of evening lec
tures held every summer at the
Duke Univresity Marine Labora
tory was inaugurated Tuesday
night by the showing of a color
film of the seaweeds of the Flori
da Keys by Dr. Robert H. Williams,
associate professor of botany at
the University of Miami and assis-
tant director of the university's
Dr. Williams visited the Duke
laboratory for two days and left
Wednesday for the Virginia Fish
eries laboratory at Yorklown. Ro
bert M. Wiliams. Carteret county
agent, brought his movie projec
tor to Piver's Island and showed
In addition to students and in
vestigators of the Duke Labora
tory, the film was seen by Dr. A.
D. Shaftsbury and students of the
W.C.U.N.C. laboratory and by Ha
rold Leahy and Dr. Carl Baker of
Sperti Foods, Inc. v
Future evening lectures at the
laboratory will be held on Wed
nesday nights. The subject matter
is usually a report on some phase
of marine or other biological re
search that the speaker has done.
The public is invited.
More Folders Ordered
Morehead City Chamber of Com
merce recently placed another
order for 15,000 pamphlets adver
tising Morehead City and the Car
teret coast. An original order of
15,000 about a year ago was ex
pected to last two years, but wide
circulation of the pamphlets has
made a quick re-order necessary,
Robert Lowe, secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce reported.
Miss Viola Styron
Viola Slyron, "Miss Morehead
City of 1948," was LHiest of the
Morehead, City Jaycet'M at the re
gular Monday evening dinner-meeting
at the Fort Macon hotel. Miss
Styron expressed her happiness at
being selected for the honor, and
added, "I want to, thank each one
of you who made this contest pos
sible." It was ,'iiiiuiunced in the meeting
that the Jaycees Softball team
would play the fire department
two days after the meeting. A sum
of $25 was appropriated to buy
equipment for the team.
The club also voted lo appoint
a "jay bird" who will fine out-of-order
members a sum of ten cents
for each offense. The money rais
ed through this plan wi" go to
ward additional equipment for the
The Junior Chamber asked Its
members to save as much waste
paper as possible for the Jaycec's
waste paper drive. It will be col
lected and sold in the near future.
Awards were given to the Jay
cees' two outstanding committees
of the past year, the Americanism
and Christmas activities commit
tecs. The members of the Ameri
canism committee who were thus
awarded were Joe Bailey, chair
man; Ethan Davis, W. D. Caviness,
and Graham Whitehurst.
Members of the Christmas acti
vities committee were Bobby Bell,
chairman; Kenneth Wagner and
Floyd Chadwick, Jr.
Quincy Stimpson was civen the
attendance award for the evening.
Next week's meeting will be held
at the Carteret County Recreation
Center where a buffet sunner will
be served. The Jaycees will invite
about 20 people who helped put
over the beauty pageant as guests
for the next meeting, which will
also be a ladies' night.
There will be dancing that night,
and the proceeds of the dinner will
rgo toward keeping up the recrea
Plans Petition Circulation
The Coastal Ministerial associa
tion, which on June 7 appeared
before .county commissioners tb
request a liquor referendum in the
county, have proceeded with plans
to obtain signatures of 15 per cent
of the number of persons who vot
ed in the last general election for
Rev. J, F. Jolliff, pastor of New
port Methodist church, president
of the association, has appointed
the following committee to draw
up the petition and start its circu
lation: the Rev. H. tl. Cuthrell,
Marshallbcrg Methodist church,
chairman, the Rev. Winfred Davis,
pastor of the First Baptist church,
Beaufort, the Rev. L. A. Tilley,
pastor of First Methodist church,
The next meeting of the minis
terial association will be Monday,
July 12. , ,
Board of Directors Meets,
Discusses Bus Service,
"Move Ahead with Murehead"
will he the theme of Morehead
City's Chamber of Commerce mem
bership campaign the first week in
July, the board of directors decid
, Membership will be solicited by
mail and businessmen will be'
urged to take advantage of bene
fits derived by membership in the
organization, Robert Lowe, exe
cutive secretary, pointed out today.
Those on the membership com
mittee directing the campaign are
A. B. Cooper, I. K. Pittman. L. D.
Gore. II, I'. Scripture, C. N. Ben
nett, W. C. Matthews, and W. C.
The board of directors also dis
cussed regularly-scheduled bus ser
vice for Morehead City and the
negligence of several Arcndell
street merchants in regard to gar
bage heaps at the rear of their
places of business.
Mr. Lowe stated today that the
chamber is actively interested In
providing bus service "for the, good
of the people as well as the busi
Although," he continued, muni
cipal bus lines operate under the
State Public utilities commission,
the commission usually acts on re
commendation of the town con
cerned. The Chamber of Com
merce is seeking cooperation on
this issue with town officials.
Mr. Lowe termed the trash and
garbage heaps in the alley south
of Arcndell street in the business
block as "deplorable." Storage
space for the garbage should be
constructed, he remarked. The
heaps now constitute a nuisance
and fire hazard. Cooperation of the
iwwii una m-rii soiiciiea in correct'1
ing this problem also, he conclud
ed. . .
Rotarians to Visit
Beaufort Rotarians with their
wives and friends will go by beat
Wednesday afternoon to Harkers
Island inn where they will have a
seafood dinner, followed by ail
evening of entertainment. "C,
Alonza Willis and David Jones
were named bv R M William.
president, to plan the outing. Ron
tartans who will not attend should
notify Mr. Williams by tonight
They are requested to notify the -president,
also, if they are going
to take additional guests besides
B. J. May, president elect who
will be installed in July, will at
tend the Rotary district assembly
June 29 and 30 at Wrightsville
Beach, it was announced, .'
Tuesday evening's speaker,' the
Rev. T, R. Jenkins, Rotarian and
pastor of Ann Street Methodist
church, delivered an address, on
his profession. '. '
The minister, he said, besides'
being a preacher, must.be an ad
ministrator, executive, business
man, counselor, and psychologist.
He must be fully-trained, must
know the Bible, and know people.
, Rev. Mr. Jenkins cited some of
his personal experiences in coun
seling and emphasized the inval
uable factor of faith. t
"The ministry is a life requir
ing self-discipline," he remarked,
"but any worthwhile life requires
Guests at the meeting were
Thomas Horner, New Bern, who
will assist Rev. Mr. Jenkins in
pastoral duties this summer, T.
Rrown Williams, of Dunn, and W.
C. Matthews, Morehead City. "
Friday. June 18
5:34 A.M. " 11:48 AM.
Saturday, June 19
6:28 A.M. 12:47 A.M.
6:55 P.M. 12:35 P.M.
Sunday, June 20 V. ' .
7:15 A.M. 1:33 A.M.
7:38 P.M. 1:20 P.M.
Monday, June 21 -7:59
8:20 P.M. ' 2:05 V.l
Tuesday, June 22 .
M:43A.M. 2:58 A t'.
9:00 P.M. ' 2:46 P.I .
(Eastern Standard Time) '