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A Merger of THE BEAUFORT NEWS (Established 1912) and THE TWIN CITY TIMES (Established 1936)
38th YEAR NO. 20.
BEAUFORT AND MOREHEAD CITY, NORTH CAROLINA FRIDAY, JULY 23, 1948
PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
Beaufort Releases Budget Estimate for 1948-49
Report on Race Track Returns
Remains in Future, Board Told
Arrive For Board
Roy Hampton, chairman of the
commercial fisheries committee,
and Percy Ferebee, a member of
the forestry find parks committees,
have arrived for the board of con
servation and development meet
ing which will be held Monday,
Tuesday, and Wednesday, at the
former section base, Morehead
City, Capt. John Nelson, head of
the commercial fisheries division
Although Gov. R. Gregg Cherry
who is scheduled to deliver an ad
dress to the board at 10 o'clock
Tuesday morning, is reported to
be suffering from a case of laryn
gitis. Captain Nelson said that
word has not been received here
cancelling the address.
Other speakers will be Chancel
lor J. W. Harrelson. North Caro
lina State college, Dr. Frank P
Graham, president of the Univer
sity of North Carolina, and Dr. R.
E. Coker, director of research,
University of North Carolina.
Committee meetings will be held
throughout the throe-day session.
-Committee reports will be heard
Members of the various commit-
, tees are as follows:
Advertising Josh L. Home
chairman, Walter Damtoft, Hoy
Hampton. QswIV BreeceJ. WlJ-
Commercial Fisheries Roy
Hampton, chairman, Col! George
W. Gillette, Josh Home, Charles S
Allen, Alex H. Guion.
Forestry Walter Damtoft,
chairman, K. Clyde Council, Percy
Ferebee, Eric Rodgers, D. M. Staf
ford. Parks J. Wilbur Bunn, chair
man, Percy Ferebee, Eric Rodgers,
Alex H. Guion, Robert W. Proctor.
Commerce and Industry K.
Clyde Council, chairman, Arthur
K. Winget, Charles S. Allen, D. M.
Stafford, Lyles J. Smith.
Mineral and Water Resources
Oscar P. Breece, chairman, Arthur
K. Wigget, Lvles J. Smith, Col G.
W. Gillette, and Robert W. Proc
tor. 16 Make Plans
To Go to Manteo
Sixteen persons have informed
Mrs. Carrie Gillikin, home demons
tration agent, that they will make
the trip to Manteo to see "The
Lost Colony," Wednesday, July 28.
The tour is being sponsored by
the county's home demonstration
ciubs. Ail those planning to go
should inform Mrs. Gillikin or the
chairmen in their respective com
munities by tomorrow.
One bus is being chartered and
will leave Wednesday, returning
Thursday. The pageant will be
seen Wednesday nignt.
Those planning to go are the fol
lowing: Mrs. O. E. Smith, Bogue,
Mrs. A. H. Tallman, Mrs. Blanche
Springle, Mrs. Raymond Taylor,
Mrs. Gardner Gillikin, Miss Dore
tha Gillikin, Mrs. Addie Pake, all
of Beaufort RFD.
Mrs. Bessie Taylor, Mrs. Fred
Smith, both of Bachelor, Mrs. Hes
ter Guthrie, Miss Virginia Gillikin,
Mrs. Carrie Gillikin, all of Marsh
allberg, Mrs. Clyde Taylor and Miss
Eleanor Taylor, both of North Har
lowe, Mrs. Jack Lynch, Williston,
Mrs.' Melva King, Beaufort, and
Mrs. Rufus Brewer, Siler City.
Friday, July 23
9:41 a.m. 3
. 8:52 p.m. ' 3:
Saturday, July 24
10:21 a.m. 4
10:28 p.m. 4:
' Sunday, July 25
10:59 a.m. 4
11:05 p.m. 5:
Monday, July 20
11:38 a.m. 3
11:41 p.m. 5:
! Tuesday, tfuly 27
12:20 p.m. ' ;
26 a m
Report from the Morehead City
Racing commission was not forth
coming at Tuesday's' meeting of
Morehead City commissioners.
All of the commissioners were
curious about the amount the town
was receiving from the race track.
D. G. Bell remarked that he was
asked every day by someone what
Morehead City has been getting
out of the new sports enterprise.
In lply,-Mayor George W. Dill,
Jr., said he was informed by the
eommission that they did not wish
to make a report on returns at the
track until 30 days of operation
had been cmopleted. This period
will end Tuesday, Aug. 3.
At present the town's share of
the track's gross, 10 per cent, is
being placed in a separate account
at the bank with authority grant
ed to no one for removal, announc
ed the mayor.
George McNeill, town attorney,
pointed out that prior to turning
money over to the town the rac
ing commission has authority to
use a portion of it to meet ex
penses of the commission, such as
legal or clerical assistance.
Milliard Eure, Morehead City, is
acting as auditor for the Carolina
Racing association and the More
head City Racing commission.
W. L. Derrickson, commissioner
and chairman of the finance com
mittee, remarked to Mr. McNeill
who is also acting as legal counsel
ior the racing commission, that
he would like to see the bill leg
alizing the dog track.
"I'd like to know what this is
all about," said Mr. Derrickson,
referring to the money end of the
. "You will, you will!" replied
Mr.,McNiU., , . -
"Well I'd like to'lmow noW!" re
torted Mr? Derrickson.
There the conversation ended.
The bill authorizing pari-mutuel
betting in this county appears in
'today's paper on page 7.
Four Forest Fires
Occur This Week
During the county's dry spell
approximately 450 acres of timber
land burned, E. M. Foreman, coun
ty fire warden reported this week.
It rain hadn't fallen last week
end, many more fires would have
broken out, increasing the dollars
and cents loss above the standing
figure of $1,350 for July alone.
Without action by the fire crew
and district waidens, many more
acres of pi i would have gone up
in smoke, Mr. Feieman remarked
He said that he believes most of
the fires are deliberately set rather
than the result of carelessness.
Recent dryness of the forests made
wide spread of the flames possible.
One hundred acres of pine tim
ber started burning Thursday, July
8, north of the Sea Level posto
ffice, causing about $300 damage.
Mr. Foreman estimated cost of
fighting the fire at $150.
Four hundred eighty dollars
worth of woodland burned Satur
day, July 10, between Otway and
Smyrna. This fire was brought un
der control at a cost of approxi
mately $100, and on the same day
10 acres burned near Ward creek.
The most recent fire was at
Open Grounuds where 150 acres of
longleaf pine burned Monday, July
12. Loss here was about $450.
Most of the woodland fires were
brought under control by plowing
broad ditches around them, using
the fire plow.
Summer Inland Waterway
Traffic Better Than Usual
Traffic on the Inland waterway
during the current summer has
been better than in any previous
summer season, according to C. N.
Bennett, operator of the local
yacht basin. "There was a time
when pleasure craft used the in
land route only during the spting
and autumn months, but this un
mer it is a different story," -. he
Most of the traffic it made up
of north bound yachts, although
there are a few going smth The
big "lovement of southbound traf
fic begins during the autumn
months when yachtsmen head for
Florida . waters. In addition to
transient movement of ciaft afloat,
there is much activity at the local
yacht basin with pleasure boats
owned by North Carolinians.
Prowler Gets Six
Judge Lamberl R. Morris
Assigns James Wade to
Work on Roads
James Harold Wade was sen
tenced to six months in jail, to be
assigned, to the roads, stier he was
found guilty in recorder's court,
Beaufort, Tuesday morning of
peeping and prowling on the
grounds of the Jefferson hotel in
Wade was apprehended on the
hotel grounds Julv 5 by Morclvad
City police after the policemen
were called to the scene by the
night clerk at the hotel, Norman
Larkec. Larkee was tipped off by
a telephone call from Paul Cleland,
a resident at the hotel, who spot
ted Wade in the court in the rear
of the building.
Murphy Jenkins, one of the
Morehead City officers who caught
Wade, testified that after Wade
was brought into the building for
possible identification by Cleland,
Larkec, or M. B. Dewey, hotel
manager who also saw the prowler.
Wade declared he would kill any
one who tried to cause him any
The case was originally brought
before the Morehead City police
court, where Mayor George W. Dili
tound probable cause and bound
the case over to recorder's court
and placed Wade in $100 bond.
After Wade told the court Tues
day that he had been in trouble
several times and admitted that he
had been in court before on In
same charge, Judge Lambert R.
Morris sentenced Wade to one year
in jail. Upon reconsideration, how
ever, Judge Morris reduced the
sentence to six months.
The charges Against Bennie Mil
ler and his wife Hattic, each ac
cused separately of assault with a
deadly weapon and inflicting seri
ous injury upon the other, were
dropped and the two pleaded
guilty to simple assault instead.
The two Negroes were let off with
merely nayment of court costs up
on promise of future good be
havior. Each was knifed in an argument
that took place at their home Sun
day night, July 11.
The case against W. H. Hargett,
charged with assaulting a female
with his hands, shoving her down,
and breaking her glasses, was dis
missed when both he and his wife,
Sarah, the prosecuting witness,
agreed to follow Judge Morris' ad
vice to "meet each other half way
in the future." Judge Morris was
prompted to dismiss the case when
he found that Hargett was to cele
brate his 75th birthday the follow
Ashton Thomas Griffin, Jr., was
found guilty on a charge of driving
drunk and transporting 23 pints
of non tax paid whiskey. Griffin
was fined $250 and was taxed with
Two men paid $100 fines plus
court costs for drunken driving.
They were Murray G. Watson and
Allen I. Stuffier.
Other cases included Lvle Ralph
Medairs, $10 and costs; Wm. Alon
zo Handy, reckless and careless
driving, $10 and costs; Gordon A.
Mizzelli, speeding, $10 and costs;
Ewell D. Scales, speeding, $10 and
Nathaniel McFodden, speeding,
costs; James C. Ridoutt, speeding,
$10 and costs; S. E. Thompson,
fishing from a restricted area,
cos's; William Brinson, improper
Paul Cleland, driving without a
See COURT Page 8
72 Dogs Will Bace Tonight
At Morehead City Track
The names of the 72 dogs that
will run tonight in the nine races
at the Morehead City race track
were released today by Paul Hart
well, racing secretary. Races will
begin at 8:30.
The second and third races com
prise the daily double. Racing in
the second event, a futurity (1485
feet), will be Night Joy, Whirly's
Whopper, Tippy X. Loyal Bannr.
Lady Rochester, Belle Byeri, Cleo
Cola, and Lucky Glide.
In the second half of the daily
double, the third race of 516 mile
(165Q), the entries are Parade
Rest, Alemite, Little Rain, Red
Welcome, Limber Queen, Double
H., Orange Crush,, and Sylvia Fashion.
Infantile Paralysis Strikes Third
Victim, 8 -Year -Old Sealevel Boy
Richard Salter. 8-yearold son of
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Salter, Sea
Level, has become the third victim
of infantile paralysis in Carteret
county, the county health depart
ment announced yesterday noon.
Richard was sent to James Walk
er Memorial hospital, Wilmington,
Wednesday night. His illness was
believed to be polio but continua
tion was not received until the
day following his entrance to the
According to Dr. N. Thomas En
nett, health officer, who visited the
Salter home yesterday morning,
the child came home from Bible
school Tuesday with a high temper
ature. He was taken to Dr. K. K.
Hyde, Beaufort, Wednesday morn
ing. After consultation with Dr. S
W Hatcher. Morehead City, the
child was admitted to Morehead
: City hospital late Wednesday.
The Salter home was placed un
der two-week quarantine and at
the request of Dr. Ennett, the Rev.
C. Mancss Mitchell, Atlantic,
agreed to close the Atlantic Me
thodist Bible school which Richard
Richard's 10-year-old sister was
reported to be sick about a week
ago, but she apparently is well
now, according to the health of
ficer. Although the health department
is considering banning the gather
ing of children in groups, Dr. 'En
nett says no definite action has
been taken along this line. '
Mrs. Carrie Gillikin, home de
monstration agent, announced that
411 camp at White Lake has been
cancelled because of the polio epfr
demic, as well as the 4-H sjj
course at Raleigh. Those over Tnei
quarantine age, however, will be
permitted to attend the short
course, said Mrs. Gillikin.
Morehead City's tentative budget
for 194849, adopted by the town
board at its meeting Tuesday
night, "looks better than any bud
get I've seen in all my years on
the board," remarked Commission
er S. C. Holloway. Mr. Holloway
has served on the town board
more than 10 years.
The mayor declared that he was
"optimistic" about the finances for
the coming fiscal year. For 1948
49 the expenditures do not exceed
revenue and there is an estimated
surplus of close to $8,000.
Ninety-two per cent of the tax
levy was collected during the fiscal
year 194748, the commissioners
learned. This year's, budget is
based on 90 per cent collection.
The mayor said an increase in
revenue has been due to collection
of privilege taxes never before
paid. Revenue from beer and wine
taxes apportioned to cities on basis
of population has gone up $3,000.
Parking meters, also, will provide
additional income, explained the
town's chief official. He said the
See BUDGET Page 8
Tanker's Crew Should Take Course,
1'Iy Ship. From Slem to Stern!'
By John Havas
How much does a seaman know
about his ship? Not much, if the
seamen on the S. S. Silverpeak, a
type T-2 tanker that docked at the
Port Terminal in Morehead City
Tuesday morning, are a represen
I went aboard the ship and ask
ed to see the'1 skipper, Capt. James
Ford, but was referred to the first
mate. The mate in turn passed
the writer along like a bad penny
to the company agent, who was
lounging in a beach chair on deck.
The agent, who refused to re
veal .his name, said the boat be
longed to the National Bulk Car
riers, Inc., and that the boat iiad
docked at 7:40 that morning. Act
ually, the Silverpeak had arrived
at 8:30 the previous evening, but
had ridden anchor at the bar dur
ine the night.
This little tidbit of information,
however, was just about the only
thing anybody on board could tell
of the boat.
- After the mate counted his men,
he found out that he had 43 on
board, to the Interview undoubt
To Study Seaweed
Dr. Harold Humm, Director
Of Duke Marine Labora
, lory, to Leave Wednesday
Dr. Harold J. Humm. director
of Duke Marine laboratory, Piver's
Island, will leave Wednesday for
Newfoundland where he will sur
vey seaweed resources for the
Dr. Humm will go first to New
Bedford, Mass., where he will
.study the seaweeds or "moss" of
that area, as the fishermen call it,
and then proceed to Boston where
he will bond a trans-Atlantic clip
per to St. John's. Newfoundland.
The Newfoundland government
will provide him with a boat and
several assistants to make the sur
Vey. which will require about a
The marine biologist plans to
leave for Bimini in November, sev
eral months after his return here.
He did research there last winter
for a business concern and this
time will work under auspices of
the Duke Research council. Dr.
Humm plans to write a monograph
on seaweeds of the Rimini region.
During his absence from the lab
oratory, Dr, H. L. Blojnquist will
be In charge of the second term
of Duke summer scohol. Dr. Blom
quist is head of the botany depart
ment, Duke university .
Students who will complete this
week the first term of summer
school at the island are Mr. and
Mrs. W. W. Waller, Durham, Mr.
and Mrs. William Murchie, Ma
rietta, Ohio, Dr. and Mrs. Reiuard
Harkema, Raleigh, Dr. and Mrs.
harl Wilbur, Durham.
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Anderson,
Durham, Dr. and Mrs. C. S. Apgar,
Elizabcthtown, Pa., Miss Olive Mc
intosh, Hartsville. S. C, Miss Eliz
abeth Morrison, Durham, Miss Gail
Newton, Worcester, Mass., Miss
Luise Schmitz-Baemler, Durham.
Father William Kunsch, Chica
go, Ted Cogeshall, Darlington. S.
C, J. O. Manly, Norfolk, Va., Wil
liam Suteliffe. Jr., Miami, and
Claude McAllister, lab assistant,
Medical Examiners' Board
Neels a! Jefferson Hole!
The members of the State
Board of Medical Examiners are
meeting today at the Jefferson ho
tel. Members of the board attending
the meeting which began yester
day are Mrs. Louise McNeill, of
Raleigh, Dr. Charles W. Arm
strong, of Salisbury, Dr. M. D.
Bonner, of Jamestown, Dr. R. B.
MacKnight, of Charlotte. Dr. Paul
G Parker, of Erwin. Dr M A
Pittman, 0f Wilson, and Dr. J. G.
Mebane of Wilmington.
edly was of mutual benefit to me
and to the National Bulk Carriers,
What was the size of the boat?
No one knew. "Too big," said one
The men were discharging ap
proximately 29,000 barrels of the
chip's cargo kerosene, after which
the boat was scheduled to return
from whence it had come. The
Silverpeak had started its journey
from Baytown, Tex., and made
ttops and discharged kerosene ft
both Charleston, S. C, and Wil
mington, N. C.
How does Morehead City appear
to a visiting seaman? "Nice town,"
said one. "But does it always
rain?" he asked, referring to the
inclement weather of that partic
ular day. The question seemed
rather out of place, in view of the
dry spell the county had suffered
up until last week.
Some of the seamen began to
talk of their jobs. Remarked one.
"The pay is great, but the food."
The others nodded in agreement
with whatever the sailor had left
.Sea TANKER Page
By publishing today its estimated budget for the fiscal year, 1948
49, Beaufort claims for itself the distinction of being the first local
government unit in Carteret county ever to declare publicly to the
taxpayers its expected income and
The budget estimate, prepared
and released by William L. Hat
sell, city clerk, appears on page 2
of today's paper.
The tax levy for 1948 49 is based
on a higher valuation than in 1947
48 because new homes have gone
up, more aulomobiles have been
purchased by taxpayers and, in
general, Beaufort's property has
increased in value Mr. Hatscll said,
to the extent of $52.8 1 9. Last year s
valuation was $1,949,834. It is now
Income dining the 12 months
ending June 30, 1949 is estimated
at $64,222.67. Of this amount $36.
047.75 will be gained through tax
es and $28,174 92 will come from
other sources such as the ABC
store, mayor's court, privilege and
auto taxes, wine and beer lax in
come, and parking meters.
Cost of opciating the various de
partments is as follows: admini
stration. $6,000, police department,
$9,500, fire department, $8,869.50.
street department, $14,430, other
expenses including insurance, auto
and truck tags, vital statistics, ad
vertising, water and lights, etc..
These departmental expenses to
lal $44,196.14, while $20,026.67 will
go to debt service, making a total
expenditure estimated at $6t,222.
67. Of the $1 80 lax rate, $1 goes to
the debt service fund and 80 cents
to the town's general fund.
FFA Camps Close
Because Of Polio
R. J. Peeler, executive secretary
of the North Carolina Association
of the Future Farmers of America
has notified various FFA advisors
and other organization officials
that the FFA's two camps will be
closed for summer because of the
seriousness of the polio situation
About 25 boys from Newport high
school are affected by this ruling
Tom Browne, FKA camp near
Barnardsville. was closed last Sat
urday, July 17, and another camp
at White Lake will be closed effec
tive tomorrow. C. S. Long, teacher
of agriculture and FFA advisor
at Newport high school, said thai
the Newport boys were scheduled
to enter Tom Browne on Aug. 9
and were to stay for one week.
The closing of the two camps
came at the request of county and
state health officials.
Peeler said in his letter that
there will be a meeting of the
FFA advisory council July 29 to
decide what should be done with
the advance deposits already in
the hands of the FFA. The money
will either be refunded or credit
given to the chapter groups for the
camp seasons next year.
Jaycees See Picture
On U. S. Army Nurses
Motion pictures on nurses of
the United .States Army were
-hown Monday night at the More
head City Junior Chamber of Com
merce meeting in the Carteret
Recreation center where the Jay
cees will meet weekly. Until a
month ago they met at the Hotel
Their meetings will not be held
there during the three weeks
prior to Monday, Sept. 8, when
Mrs. Harold Sampson, director of
the center will be on vacation.
President Bruce Goodwin gave
a report on the North Carolina
Beauty pageant at Wrightsville
Hnach. He said that Miss Viola
Styron, Miss Morehead City of
1948, did a splendid job and exten
ded thanks to her for representing
the town and the Junior Chamber.
High Minimum of 80
The highest minimum tempera
ture in three months was reached
here last Wednesday. According
to E. Stamey Davis, official wea
ther observer, the mercury went
no lower than 80 degrees on that
Rainfall since Monday totaled .40
of an inch, .35 on Monday and .05
Temperatures since then read as
Temperatures since then read as
Monday 89 75
, Tuesday 87 78
Wednesday 88 80
expenditures for the coming 12-
Two Additional Chapters
On Carrow's Work Will
Appear in Tuesday's Issue
With great pleasure THE
NEWS-TIMES received this week
from Thomas It. ('arrow, author
of Memories of Beaufort, two
more chapter to the series which
were started in THE NEWS
TIMES June 22.
These two chapters will appear
in Tuesday's issue. Although
these will end the present series,
it is hoped that Mr. ('arrow will
contribute supplements from
time to time.
Tax on Tide Water
A franchise tax, set ijy Morehead
town commissioners at approxi
mately $2,000, will be imposed on
Tide Water Power company for the
fiscal year 1948-49, and will be
levied annually from now on, ac
cording to n motion passed at the
board meeting Tuesday night.
Mayor George W. Dill, told
the board that this move was
okayed by George Franklin, coun
vel for the League of Municipal i
(ies. Heretofore, the power com
pany has been operating here with
out paying a franchise tax, accord
ing to the mayor.
Neither does the town have a
contract with the nower company
at present, Mr. Dill said, and the
rate being charged is lower than
tbat authorized by the publt utW
litics commission. -
In a conversation with A. E.
Jones, vice-president of Tide Water
Power company, the mayor said he
suggested that Tide Water install
a whitcway system from 5th to
10th streets on Arendell.
Mr. Jones agreed to have plans
drawn up and said that Tide Water
would bear expense of installation.
Tide Water could assume no res
ponsibility however, Mr. Jones told
the mayor, for removing the dila
pidated concrete poles now stand
ing. Racing Dogs Don't
Make House Pets
' "A greyhound isn't the type of
dog to have for a pet," Dr. C. E.
Paden, veterinarian, Beaufort, said
n an interview yesterday.
"So many people have been ask
ing me if I can get them one mere
ly to keep about the house as an
ordinary type of dog and this
dimply doesn't work," he remark
ed. Once a dog has been trained to
chase a rabbit, the veterinarian ex
plained, he's a game dog and it
becomes only natural for him to
chase and kill anything smaller
Paul Hartwell, racing secretary,
who places the dogs in the various
races at the Morehead City track,
corroborated Dr. Paden's state
ments. Frequently a dog goes bad at the
track as several have done here
and won't race. The only thing
to do then is to put him to sleep,
said the veterinarian.
Some people think its inhumane,
but actually it's the best thing to
do, he continued.
Innumerable times people have
taken greyhounds that have been
trained to race, and have tried to
domesticate them, but usually they
end up with nothing but lawsuits
on their hands because the dogs
have killed other dogs, cats, chick
ens, or pet rabbits.
Because the dogs are very
friendly and affectionate, as fre
quenters of the track have noticed,
people simply can't believe that
they don't make pets.
One dog in the hands of a Beau
fort family now has raced at the
"But he -got to the point where
he won't go after the mechanical
rabbit . . . he's too smart," said
Dr. Paden. Then he went on, "A
winning dog is worth $15,000 to
his owner, a losing dog is worth
That's why owners of grey
hounds find it cheaper to put the
non-racers to sleep. And those
who know more about it than no
vice follow that procedure.
Over Six Months
Mayor Makes Financial
Report at Meeting Tues
Money collected in Morehead
City's parking meters since the
first of January totals $3,678,
George W. Dill, mayor of More
head City, announced Tuesday
night "for the benefit of the
press" and town commissioners
'ho were in regular monthly ses
sion at the municipal building.
Mayor Dill, in a statement Wed
nesday said that the amount of
monthly collections from the me
ters will he available from now on
at the city clerk's office.
Figures were not released here
ofnre, he remarked at Tuesday's
meeting, because anti-parking me
ter sentiment may have risen, de
manding removal of the meters if
early figures showed small re
turns. Cost of installation, meters
themselves, and parts totaled $13,
887.80. Of the total collection 50
per cent, $1,793.30, has gone to
the parking meter company, and
the remaining 50 per cent to the
town. Ninety-one dollars and 40
cents of the total collection has
been used for miscellaneous bills
in connection with the meters, the
city treasurer said.
To check the meters, an extra
man, Herbert Griffin, was hired
on the police force at a cost of
$40 a week. This was not solely
t meter expense, the mayor com
mrttj;"Mi5e Putiwman Grit
tin in checking the meters makes
3 regular coverage of the business
section and performs other police
About Boys State
The regular Tuesday everting
dinner meeting of the Beaufort Ro
tary club at the Inlet Inn was high
lighted by Jimmy Piner, Beaufort
high school senior, who spoke of
his experiences while attending
North Carolina's annual Boys'
Boys' State Is a one-week con
vention of outstanding high school
student leaders held each year at
Chapel Hill where they practice
the principles of government un
der the guidance of the American
"It was a wonderful experience,"
said Jimmy, "the boys learned a
great deal, and had a fine time.
We are very grateful to you for
making this possible." v
Although Boys' State is princi
pally an American Legion project,
several Rotary clubs, in response
to the Legion's invitation to join in
the movement, have sponsored
The Beaufort Rotary sent two
boys this year, Jimmy Piner and
Clifford Merrill, both high school
seniors. Clifford Merrill, Invited
to Tuesday's meeting, could not at
tend. Guest that night was Lawrence
A. Straud, Greenville Rotarian..,
Lands 9-Foot Sand Shark
A 9 foot 8 inch sand shark wal
hooked from the Shearwater, own
ed by Ottis Purffoy, at 3 o'clock
The shark, landed by J. C. Mit
chell, Jr., of Burlington, tipped tit
scales at 212 pounds. Jack Lewis,
skipper, said that it took 30 min
utes to land the big fellow who
completely swallowed the mullet
bait and hook. . ' i "'
The Shearwater was fishing for
blackfish and amberjack when the
shark struck. Mr. Mitchell was
using rod and reel, and 64 pound
test line. ' i ,
The monster believed to be the
biggest shark landed here in many
a 'month, was on display outsid
Ottis' Fish market Wednesday af
ternoon and early evening. He was
then taken out to sea and dumped.
Others in the party wlth 'Mr.
Mitchell were his brother, T. Ev
Mitchell, F. L. Smith, R. E. Smith.'
and J. F. Edwards, all of Burling