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A Merger ol THE BEAUFORT NEWS (Established 1912) and THE TWIN CITY TIMES (Established 1936)
PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
38th YEAR NO. 22
MOREHEAD CITY, AND BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, JULY 30, 1948
W. Kerr Scott
Kerr Scott, North Carolina's
next governor, visited Carteret
county this week, his second trip
here since becoming headline news
in Tar Heel politics.
. The governor-elect made the trip
by car with three of his friends,
Hilson H. Smith, George A. Selay,
and E. E. Bobbitt. The party stay
ed at the Jefferson hotel, More
head City, but while in Beaufort,
Mr. Scott was the guest of Mayor
and Mrs. L. W. Hassell.
During a lunchtime interview
Tuesday noon at the Carolina
Grill, Beaufort, the state's future
chief executive remarked that he
knew he would be runner-up in the
first primary and estimated that
A he would win in the second pri
mary by about 25,000 votes.
As for his opinion on political
maneuverings, he dcclartd that he
doesn't play with "court house ma
chines." "As governor of the state,
I will work for everyone, irrespec
tive of political connections, and
will endeavor to make judgments
based only on the merits of a
case," commented Mr. Scott,
u; While here. Mayor Hassell and
his guest "talked a little politics,"
but the mayor did not reveal de
tails of their discussions.
Mr. Scott attended the clam
bake at Williston Tuesday night
and returned o his farm in Ala
ma nee county Wednesday.
Wild Chase Ends
In Court Room
Elion Mason, E. M. Beach
em Plead Guilty to Series
Of Charges ' "
H Elton L. Mason jod E. M. Beach-
In t-recorder's court, Beaufoh,
to a series of charges that evolved
from a drinking escapade and led
to a wild cops-and-robbers chase
through Morehead City recently.
Mason received a sentence of
three months in jail to work on
the roads, suspended on condition
that he remain sober and on good
fine of $150. For his part in the
shenanigans, Beacham received a
similar judgment except that his
- fine was set at $50,
' ' Mason had been charged with
reckless and careless driving, driv-
ing drunk, resisting arrest, assault
ing an officer, and speeding 65
miles per hour in the business sec
tion of Morehead City.
Beacham was accused of public
drunkenness, disorderly conduct,
resisting arrest, and assaulting an
, officer. '
No less than 10 witnesses were
ordered to appear for the state in
its case against the two men. Five
of those testified, including Consta
ble C. M. Krouse, A. B. Cooper,
I Alton Dickinson, and Mike and
v The two men, driving a 1939
black Chevrolet truck, aroused the
suspicions of Krouse on Bridges
, street in Morehead City and the
wild chase through the thorough
fares of Morehead ensued,' accord
ing to state testimony. In true
movie fashion, cars were comman
deered, "deputies" joined the
chfse, and the inevitable fist fight
climaxed the action before the
"badmen" were apprehended. A
pint of whiskey was found in the
After the -state's witnesses ap
peared against the two defendants,
Claud R. Wheatly, Jr., counsel for
Mason and Beacham, asked the
court for a 20-minute recess. Judge
L. R. Morris obliged with a recess
cf one hour and 20 minutes.
Guilty Plea Entered
When court reconvened, Wheat
ly entered a plea of "guilty' for
the defendants and asked for the
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Morehead Fire Department
Fights Collage Flames,
Answers Call to Shad Boat
Two fires were reported by the
Morehead City fire department
during this week, one a shad boat
at the foot of Sixth and Evans
streets and the other a cottage
near the Ocean Drive! hotel on the
Fort Macon road.
The boat fire wai reported at
8:15 p.m. Monday night bui was
out by the time firefighters ar
rived. It is believed the fire orig
inated from a stove. I
The alarm for the 'cottage fire
came at 10 p.m. Tuesday evening
and caused damage . estimated at
$300 to $400. Firemenl say an oil
stove was responsible!
flames Owner of the
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Completed last month and used
for the first time Sunday, June 13,
was the new Davis Baptist church,
pictured here, which was built at
a cost of $25,000.
Located in Davis, a short dis
tance from highway 70, the church
stands on the site of the original
house of worship built in 1681.
The first church was used until
Dec. 1, 1910 when construction on
the second was started, and this
was used until Jan. 19 of last
The auditorium and balcony in
the new church have a seating ca
pacity of 450. Also in the building
are eight Sunday school class
rooms, a niirsery, and an office.
Funds for building the new
structure, were contributed by the
congregation. Construction re
quired approximately 18 months,
from Jan. 20, 1947 to June 13,
Davis Baptist church was organ
ized Aug. 10, 1887 by the Rev.
Thomas J. Leary, who is the grand
father of Mrs. H. S. Gibbs, Sr.,
Bernard Leary, and Mrs. Janice
Lashley, of Morehead City. Rev.
Pender County Farm Bureau Head
J. V. Whitfield, president of the
Pender County Farm bureau, chair
man of the State Farm bureau
fruit and vegetable committee, and
member of the board of directors
of the National Farm bureau,
spoke Monday night at a meeting
of the Carteret County Farm bu
reau board of directors in the
county agent's office, Beaufort
John Eagles, of the State Farm
bureau office, Greensboro, attend
ed the session and made tentative
plana for a meeting to be held in
New Bern the latter part of Aug
ust in regard to the annual mem
bership drive to be held in early
fall. . .
Mr. Whitfield centered his re
marks on the questions, "Why a
farm bureau and why become a
member?" Parenthetically, he re
marked that Christ was referring
to the manner of living when he
said "I come that ye may have life
and have it more abundantly, "I
feel sure that he meant the materi
al things of life as well as the
spiritual," related the speaker. '
- The Farm bureau, fundamental
ly, if intended to raise the stand
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Mr. Leary served as pastor of the
church for 24 years.
He was followed by Bernard W.
Spillman, Blakely H. Mathews, E.
C. Bobbitt, R. D. Carroll, Charlie
B. Paul, N. L. Gaskins, John E.
King, Wilbur G. Hall, W. L. Britt,
I. E. Wishart, E. A. Paul, J. D.
Howell, I. E- Belch, R. E. Ingram,
George P. Lanier, Elijah G. Willis,
J. S. Stegall, W. B. Sprinkle, Frank
L. Israel, and the present pastor,
the Rev. L. C. Chandler.
Both Rev. Mr. Paul and Rev.
Mr. Willis Were born and reared
Charter members of the congre
gation were Abram B. Davis, Het
tie Davis, Millie Davis, Caroline
Murphy, Sabra Davis, Daniel Da
vis, Warren Styron, William B.
Davis,. Sallie Davis, and Kizzie
Davis. The congregation today
numbers nearly 170.
Serving now as deacons of the
church are William J. Willis, son
of the Rev. Mr. Willis, Samuel Sal
ter, Justin E. Willis, Henry Clayton
Wilis, Alonza Salter, Leroy Davis,
and George Salter.
ards of living of the rural people,
Mr. Whitfield continued. He re
marked that the Farm bureau can
not be built on membership alone
. . . "we must cooperatively own
and process at least a part of the
raw materials which we produce
or else we wil continue to re
main at the bottom of the econo
He 'added the government can
not continue indefinitely to sup
port prices of products on uncon
trolled acreages. "This is a- pro
gram meant only to assist the
farmers to make peacetime adjust
ments of their production for a
period following World War II.
Farmers who are in a position to
process their own raw materials
will be in a better position to ab
sorb the shock when it comes,"
the Pender county farm bureau
executive said. " t '
Board members present were
Lionel Pelletier, S. D. Edwards,
Oscar Salter, Thomas Oglesby, Roy
Garner, Floyd Garner, and R. M.
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Fort Macon Race
Crew to Leave
Coast Guardsmen comprising
Fort Macon crew in the races at
Cape Hatteras Wednesday ' will
leave here Saturday for the Cape
where they will join in a three
ring celebration, the 157th anni
versary of the Coast Guard, com
pletion of he first link of the
Outer Bantu highway, and comple
tion of the REA power line.
Planning ,liis ctmposite celebra
tion is the Hatteras Island associa
tion which is inviting all natives
of the "Seven Villages of the Outer
Banks" home for the affair. Total
attendance is expected to be at
Notables who will be there in
clude Gov. R. Gregg Cherry, A. H.
Graham, State highway chairman,
and Admiral J. F. Farley, Coast
Coast Guardsmen are planning
to stage all the stunts in the books,
capsize drills, breeches buoy res
cue, and helicopter demonstra
tions. Feeding the huge crowd with a
picnic dinner at the old lighthouse
will be the people of Hatteras is
land and supplying music for the
occasion will be the Elizabeth City
On that day additional boats will
operate from Englehard to Hat
teras, according to Frazier Peele
who operates the automobile ferry
between these points, while the
Manteo-Hatteras bus company i;
preparing all buses for extra duty
Crews which will participate in
the Coast Guard races are from
Chincoteague,. Virginia Beach,
Cape Hatteras, and Fort Macon.
All the men have been undergoing
rigorous workouts in surboats dur
ing the past week, each crew bound
and determined to walk (or swim)
away, with the winning laurels.
The United States Fish and
Wildlife laboratory, Piver's Island,
Is being repainted and for the time
being is closed to visitors.
Health Officer Requests Parents
To Keep Children from Congregating
The health officer, Dr. N. Thomas Ennett, has requested
that all group gatherings of children UNDER 16 be abandoned
until further notice. This includes Sunday schools, Bible schools,
movies, children's parties, and similar affairs.
This decision was reached after a conference with the chair
man of the Carteret County Board of Health and members of
the public relations committee of the Carteret County Medical
Unless parents cooperate in this request the health officer
announced that he will be forced to put a legal ban on all such
He states that Carteret county is comparatively free of polio,
having only three cases, HOWEVER, most authorities believe that
the chief way polio is spread is by direct contact and therefore,
the only wise course for parents to follow is to keep children,
voluntarily, on their own premises.
"It is much wiser," Dr. Ennett said, "to restrict the move
ments of children in the beginning, rather than wait for a great
increase of cases and then put on restrictions."
As a final word in this polio emergency, the health officer
urged that upon the slightest evidence of illness, the child be
PUT TO BED AND THE DOCTOR CALLED AT ONCE.
To Plan Cruises
Yachtsmen Will Meet Mon
day to Organize Tar
Heels Afloat, Inc.
Yachtsmen of North Carolina,
South Carolina and Virginia have
been invited by the Morehead City
Chamber of Commerce to attend
th organizational meeting of Tar
Cls Afloat, inc., at 2:30 Monday
afternoon at Morehead City Yacht
Tar Heels Afloat, a non-profit,
non-cost corporation will encourage
use of North Carolina's waterways
by yachtsmen, pnd to give impetus
to the aim, the dates of the first
annual flotilla cruise will be plan
ned at Monday's meeting.
Tar Heels Afloat was originated
by Bob Lowe, Morehead City
Chamber of Commerce secretary;
George Arrington, New Bern
Chamber of. Commerce secretary,
Bill Sharpe, state publicity direc
tor, John Hemmer, state photogra
pher; and Oscar Brcecc, of
Report on Track
Morehead City commissioners
and Mayor George W. Dill met
Tuesday afternoon with the rac
ing commission in the mayor's of
fice and heard the report on the
amount of revenue the town has
received through operation of the
dog track by the Carolina Racing
The commissioners decided that
the money would be used to pave
the town's streets and ordered that
an investigation be made as to
costs of the proposed street work.
No contract will be let until race
track returns justify contracting
for the major portion of the work
The commissioners agreed that
Evans street would receive prior
ity and that this work would be
gin at least by early fall.
Upon motion by W. L. Derrick
son, the town board expressed its
appreciation and gratification to
the racing commission for the fi
A. B. Cooper and Mayor Dill ob
served behind-the-scenes operation
of the pari-mutuels at the track
Tuesday night, accompanied by
Hilliard Eure, auditor for the rac
Friday, July 30
2:05 AM 8:23 AM
2:53 PM 9:33 PM
Saturday, July 31
3:03 AM 0:18 AM
3:50 PM 10:30 PM
Sunday, Aug. 1
4:14 AM 10:24 AM
4:54 PM 11:26 PM
Monday, Aug. 2
5:16 AM ,i 11.26 AM
5:53 PM 12 midnight
' Tuesday, Aug. 3
6:13 AM 12:32 AM
M9FM . 12:26 PM
Vehicle Inspection Lane
Opens Today in Beaufort
The State Motor Vehicle in
spection lane will be in Beau
fort today, tomorrow, Monday,
and Tuesday, and in Morehead
City the following three days,
Aug. 5 to 7.
Under the new inspection pro
gram, all models of cars up to
and including 1936, 1947 and
1948 models must be inspected
by Aug. 31. Other models may
go to (he inspection lane also,
hut motor vehicle department
officials point out that operation
of an uninspected motor vehicle
after the time JimK- set far in
spection is violation of the
Newport town commissioners in
session Monday night adopted the
town's estimated budget for the lis
cal year ending June 30, 1949, and
set the tax rate at 35 cents.
Both the estimated budget and
the tax rate arc the same as for
the previous twelve months. Tli?
estimated budget will be published
in full in THE NEWS-TIMES next
In se.ting the tax rate at 35
cents the commissioners stated
that a move to raise the tax rate
had died of its own weight.
The estimated value of New
port's real and nersonal property
is $285,673.25. The 35 cent tax
rate produces $990.86. Other town
income is approximately $200 real
ized from privilege franchise taxes,
and $6,000 realized from the ABC
Newport is completely free of
debt and has a sizable surplus.
Commissioner David McCain pre
sided in the absence of Mayor
Beaufort Cannery Packs Tomato Crop
Beaufort Cannery. Lennoxville
road, is working at full tilt pack
ing the Italian plum tomato crop.
Turning out approximately 5,000
cans of tomato puree and whole
canned tomatoes daily are 175
workers, some of whom stopped
work temporarily when they re
quested a pay increase Monday.
The situation was settled by Mon
day evening, cannery managers
said, and the plant was busily turn
ing out gleaming silver cans of
These cans, as soon as they cool,
are covered with a brilliant red,
yellow, and blue label bearing the
brand name "Belfiore," meaning
Contents of the can are written
on the label in both English and
Italian. The finished product Is
shipped out by box car to northern
Tomatoes being canned now are
from Carteret farms. Packing be
gan on a small scale about two
weeks ago and increased in pace as
workers became more familiar with
their machines, said Vincent An
A. Sorrentino, president of Btau
iort Cannery company, explained
the entire canning process in an
interview Tuesday afternoon.
The tomatoes ara brought to the
State TB Official
To Meet Tuesday
With County Board
Members of the Carteret County
Tuberculosis association will meet
at 2:30 this afternoon in the
health offices, Beaufort, with Dr.
William A. Smith, director of the
State Bureau of Tuberculosis Con
trol. They will discuss the mass X
ray planned in the county this win
ter. The association met Tuesday
evening at the Inlet inn, Beaufort,
to discuss tentative plans for the
survey, to be held in cooperation
with the state and local health de
partments. At the meeting were Stanley
Woodland, president; Dr. N. Thom
as Ennett, county health officer;
Ilr. John E. Way, Dr. I). F. Eure,
Dr. W. L. Woodard, Mrs. Martha
Loftin, and Robert Williams.
In regard to the requirements of
the local health unit set by the
state department the group found
that there were no insurmountable
obstacles hindering it in conduct
ing its mass X-ray survey.
Figures based on similar surveys
showed that it would cost the lo
cal unit an estimated $10 per 100
people X-rayed. No definite sum
was set by the group as a suffi
cient amount to work with, but it
was decided, in accordance with
slate regulations, that the tuber
culosis sssociation in cooperation
with the local health department,
would share the responsibility- of
raising funds to finance the proj
ect. The association intends to go to
both individuals and industry to
raise the necessary funds. This
will swell the funds received- in
the annual sale of tuberculosis
seals. Extra emphasis will be put
on the sale of seals this year, it
The association hopes to be able
lo X-ray from 10,000 to 12,000
people during the planned survey.
There are about 20,000 people liv
ing in the county.
It was pointed out that about
ene in every 400 people X-rayed
in similar mass surveys have been
found either to have tuberculosis
or some sort of symptoms of the
disease. The ratio of tuberculin
cases to population, however, have
greatly decreased since 1928.
In the matter of "follow-ups"
Dr. Ennett pointed out that mere
ly X-raying the population docs
not end the responsibility of the
health department or the associa
tion. Once a person finds he has
tuberculosis, or some other dis
ease, he will immediately want to
know what to do about it and want
the advice of the local group, said
Upon the discovery of a tuber
culosis case, both the patient and
his family physician will he
promptly notified by letter. This
if in accordance with state regu
plant by truck and unloaded on
the west-side of the factory. They
are dumped immediately into
washers and cleaned by strong
sprayers, then conveyed through
scalder which makes the skins easi
At the peeling table the toma
toes rotate in buckets, in sets of
three. One bucket contains the
scalded tomatoes. Women who do
the peeling put the skins in an
other bucket and the tomatoes
ready for canning in another.
The juice for making puree is
conveyed to a second floor eleva
tion where it is rooked in four
large vats to 106 gravity, the point
specified by law for high grade
The whole tomatoes after they
are skinned move into a circular
table where they are pushed into
large holes under which are tin
cans. Into these cans workers
place a tablet of salt and a basil
The basil leaf, too, is grown on
a local farm. The table revolves
and immediately before passing to
the sealer the tomatoes are pushed
down by a rotating "stomper."
After being sealed, they slowly
pass through a continuous cooker,
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Dr. N. Thomas Ennett, health
officer, reported today that no
more infantile paralysis cases have
developed in the county since Ri
chard Salter became ill at Sea
Level last Tuesday.
The Sailer youngster. .Iran Chad
wick, Beaufort, and Jasper Law
rence, Morehead City, arc improv
ing satisfactorily, according to
health department reports, and
parents arc pleased with the pro
gress. All three arc at James
Walker Memorial hospital, Wil
mington. Mrs. Pauline Dickinson, Beau
fort, who wa (hairmfin of the
county's March of Dimes drive thll
year, in a statement today said that
it is unnecessary to have polio in
surance. This type of insurance
has been offered by salesmen in
this area during the past several
There have been rumors, Mrs.
Dickinson said, that the county's
infanlilc paralvsis fund is depleted
and that parents should buy the
The eye clinic for school child
ren, scheduled to be held at the
rounty health department offices
in Beaufort Wednesday and
sponsored by the Morehead City
Lions rlub, has been postponed
indefinitely because of the polio
insurance to cover costs of dortor
and hospital bills should their
children become ill.
The National Foundation for In
fantile Paralysis will make neces
sary funds available, atated the
March of Dimes chairman. ""'
Dr. Ennett said today that to
obtain word m quickly as possible
on new canes- JuiJaOfiUiested
James Walker hospital lo inform
him by telegram as soon as n Car-'
tcret county patient's illness is de
finitely diagnosed as polio. w
A doctor may believe a child
has polio and send him to Wil
mington. If the physician's sur
picions are confirmed, word is
sometimes sent to him, to the fa
mily, or to the treasurer of the
local infantile paralysis chapter.
No matter what way, he said, there
is delay in the health office re
ceiving the information.
The total number of cases in
North Carolina have now passed
the thousand mark, comprising tht
worst epidemic this state has ex
Philip S. Randolph, state epide
mic coordinator, Raleigh, this week
received a check for $100,000 from
the National Foundation. This
amount is 'earmarked for medical
care of patients In this state and
will probably be exhausted jn
about ,16 days, according to Mr.
Randolph. This is the second
amount received from national
headquarters. Previously $111,500,
33 had been sent.
Thus far, the death toll in the
state is 58. Many of the counties
have banned all public gatherings
and local organizations are con
dufing concerted drives to raise'
money for building the Central
Carolina Convalescent hospital in'
Greensboro. , u
1.01 Inches Rain Falls
Here WUhin Past Week '
Since Thursday a week ago, this
area has had 1.01 inches of rain
fall according to E. Stamey Davis,
official weather observer. Friday
evening .36 inches fell and early
Monday, morning .27 Inches felL
Between 10:30 p.m. and 2:15 a.m.
Wednesday, rain measured .38 of
an inch. 1 .;:,'
Temperature on Thursday again
reached a minimum of 80 degrees
and on Monday the mercury jump
ed to a maximum of 90.
Temperatures since July 22 are
Thursday 89 !M
Friday 88 M
Saturday 89 ttt
Sunday 87 74
Monday .. 90 A7
Tuesday 88 '78
Wednesday .............. 88 ' ' 'CT
tanners to pack Bonite
Cannera of tuna have found ttt
bonito make good canning and re
ported to be looking for an ade
quate source of supply. Bonito are
common In the Gulf Stream off the
coast of Carteret county. -