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A Merger of THE BEAUFORT NEWS (Established 1912) and THE TWIN CITY TIMES (Established 1936)
EIGHT PAGES PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAY!
38th YEAR NO. 23,
MOREHEAD CITY, AND BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 1948
State Spends $194,467 on County Roads This Year
Dr. Frank Graham
To Speak at MCfl
Graduation Aug. I
Engineering Dean Will
Award Diplomas to Class
RALEIGH Dr. Frank P. Gra
ham, president of the Greater Uni
versity of Ntrth Carolina, will be
the principal speaker at the first
graduation exercise of the More
head City Technical institute of
North Carolina State college on
Friday. Aug. 20, Director Edward
W. Ruggles, of the State College
Extension division, announced
Chancellor J. W. Ilarrelson, of
State college, will preside over the
exercises, which will be held in
the Morehead City High scho'd au
ditorium Aug. 20 at S p.m. The
certificates will be presented t-t the
graduates by Dean J. H. Lanne
of the College's School oi Engi
Approximately 25 students are
expected to be awarded certifi
cates. They enrolled for the tiain
ing at the institute last Septem
ber. The institute will iiold "open
house" prior to the graduation
ceremonies, and visitors will be
conducted on tours through the
A new class of students will re
gister at the institute Sept. '5. A
new catalog has just been ublisby
ed and is available upon rcqaeau
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to Director Ruggles, Extenjiqfi Div-
ision, State College,, Raleigh.
Witness Pay Issue
The county board of commission
ers decided in regular session yes
terday morning that a policy on
payment of witness fees should be
determined and hereafter followed.
James Potter, auditor, and A. H.
James, clerk of superior court,
were named to investigate the mat
ter. The case came under consider
ation when a state's witness in the
October 1947 term of superior
court presented a slip issued him
by Mr. James entitling him to pay
ment of $4.
The board explained that it has
not been customary to pay witness
fees because the county was finan
cially unable, to do so, but the com
missioners also agreed that it was
foolish to issue ".pay slips" to the
witnesses if there was no money
with which to pay them.
Alvah Hamilton, county attor
ney, stated that when a defendant
loses a case he is taxed with all
costs, including witness fees. When
the state fails to prove the defen
dant guilty, however, the county is
obligated to pay witnesses one
half of the $2 a day cost for ap
pearing in court.
Davis Legion Auxiliary
Installs New Officers
The American Legion auxiliary
unit No. 295, Davis, had its new
officers installed Friday night, July
23, at the Davis Legion hut by
Mrs. Floyd M. Chad wick, Morehead
City. Mrs. Chadwick is department
president of the North Carolina
American Legion auxiliary.
The visiting official spoke on her
trips to North Carolina veterans'
hospitals this year and told of her
visits to out-of-state auxiliary uni's.
Officers she installed are Mrs.
Frank M. Hunt, president, Mrs.
Gerald Salter, first vice-president;
Miss Leonda Salter, secretary
treasurer, Mrs. Wesley Paul, chap
lain and historian, and Mrs. Opal
Pictures of the new officers will
appear in Friday's NEWS-TIMES.
Fire Occurs in Car
Morehead City fire department
reported that firemen were called
out 10 p.m. Thursday night to ex
tinguish a fire in the back seat of
Ford sedan belonging to N T.
Lewis. The fire ruined the back
seat and burned the upholstery.
The car was situated on llth
street at (he time of the fire.'- ;
Officials Name County's
New Board of Induction
Personnel of Carteret county's
new draft board which will ad
minister the government's pro
gram of inducting young men
for military duly has been an
nounced by the nomination com
mittee consisting of Fred Scelcy,
chairman of the county board of
elections, A. H. James, clerk of
superior court and H. L. Joslyn,
county superintendent of schools.
The new board consists of
Floyd ChBdwick, Morehead City,
Lionel Pcllc'ticr, Stella, and II I).
Paul, Beaufort. Dr. S. W.
Thompson is medical examiner
and J. F. Duncan, Beaufort, fed
eral appeal agent. Mr. Pelletier
is the only member of the board
who served on the wartime draft
This' list of nominations has
been sent in for the approval of
Governor Cherry and is expect
ed to be accepted by him.
Bond; Settles Tax,
The county retired one of three
old outstanding bonds which was
not turned in under the refunding
plan at yesterday's county board
meeting at the courthouse.
D. J. Branch, Pitt county, holder
of the 6 per cent bond, was paid
$1,250, the price he set for pur
chase. Coupons on the bond were
not clipped since 1931 and the
presenting Mr. BrancS was Samuel
fcWorthlhgtoTi, of Greenville. .
Other issues discussed by tne
commissioners dealt mainly with
road and tax problems. Turk Can
non, Newport, presented a petition
requesting improvements on the
Nine-foot road all the way from
route 70 at Newport to route 24.
The board approved this petition
and passed a resolution referring
the matter to the State highway
Commissioners also acted favor
ably on the suggestion made by
Dr. K. P. B. Bonner, chairman of
the board, for improvements to the
road just east of the P & M garage
on route 70 which leads to Aren
dell street, Morehead City.
This resolution called for making
the road a part of the county high
way system. '
Wallace Styron, commissioner,
was appointed by Dr. Bonner to in
vestigate the request for reduced
valuation on the home of Mrs.
Marvin Nelson. Atlantic. C. Z.
Chappell, commissioner, and James
Potter, auditor, were appointed to
investigate the request for reduced
valuation on the home of R. M.
Herring, Jr., Beaufort, and John
Brooks will investigate a similar
request submitted by Sunshine
laundry, Morehead City.
Lots 12 and 13 in square 122,
Morehead City, were ordered to be
sold to Mrs. Mollie B. Willis for
$175 with the provision that all
city taxes are settled.
A tax refund of $63 was made
in the case-of Miss Dorothy Hut
aff. The Hutaff property, block
14 and one half of block 16, More
head City, was involved in a listing
error, and taxes were paid on an
underwater lot since 1942. Taxes
refunded were those paid on this
The board was informed that Lu
ther W. Guthrie, Harkers Island,
wishes to reclaim property deeded
to the county. Taxes due are $297.
03. No action was taken in this
At the request of R. M. Williams,
county agent, a mimeographing
machine will be purchased for the
county agent's office at a cost of
Post 2401, VTW. Attends
District Meeting, Wallace
Post 2401 of the Veterans of
Foreign Wars, which includes both
Beaufort and Morehead City, was
represented at the district meeting
of the VFW held this weekend at
Wallace, N. C, About 150 delegates
attended the meeting, including
members from Goldsboro, New
Bern, Havelock, Jacksonville,
Clinton and, of course, Beaufort
and Morehead City.
The meeting was a two-day ses
sion covering Saturday and Sun
day. The activities included a
barbecue chicken dinner and dance
Saturday and a luncheon following
the business meeting Sunday.
Road Built on Outer Banks
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The only road on the Outer Banks of North Carolina from llattcras to Avon, a distance of 17
miles will be dedicated August 4 during Coast Guard Day celebration at llattcras. Here's a sec
tion of the new road. Outer Rankers might well make much ado over the little strip of pavement.
It's the' first they've had in their 400-year history. (AP Photo).
Charles N. Bennett was elected
commodore of the state-wide
organization of pleasure yachts
men, Tar Ilcrls Afloat, Inc., at the
organization meeting yesterday
afternoon at Morehead City Yacht
Basin which he heads as president.
The mealing was attended by
every port aldng the North Caro
lina coast. They set Sept. 4, 5 and
6 ps the dates for the first mass
cruise with the Yacht Basin as
the point of rendezvous Saturday
afternoon, Sept. 4. Those partici
pating in the cruise, whether as
owner or guest, will become char
ter members of Tar Heels Afloat.
Bill Sharpc, director of state
publicity, outlined the principle
aim of the organization as bringing
pleasure yachtsmen of this state
into close contact to exploit for
themselves pnd their friends the
scenic beauties of North Carolina's
relatively little Known waterways.
About 50 pleasure craft carrying
more than 200 persons are expect
ed to participate in the first Tar
Heels Afloat cruise.
Commodore Bennett plans a di
verse list of entertainment for that
day and evening including parties
at Atlantic Beach and at the dog
On Sunday morning, Sept. 5, the
flotilla will set forth about 10
o'clock for New Bern where, in
the afternoon, everyone will be
guests of the Eastern Carolina
Yacht club. Dinner will be served
at the Trent Pines club.
On Monday morning, Sept. 6, the
See TAR HEELS Page 8
B. J. May, Production Marketing
administrator for Carteret county,
has requested that tobacco farmers
call for their tobacco marketing
books at his office in the postoffice
building as soon as possible.'
At the time the farmers pick up
their books they will be asked to
report on the soil conservation pro
grams carried out on their farms
This compliance report must be
sent soon to the federal govern
ment, Mr. May said, and those
farmers wishing to be reimbursed
for their work must inform Mr.
May of their accomplishments.
Although most of the farmers
have carried out their practices
there will be a few, the production
marketing administrator said, who
have not. Money that would have
gone to these farmers will be Used
to help others who otherwise would
not be able to carry out additional
soil conservation practices, Mr.
Charlie Mason to Fish in Fall
. The Charlie Mason, menhaden
boat which went aground at Ocra
coke Jan. 1 of this year and was
salvaged many days later is being
repaired now at the Fishmeal com
nany boatyards. It will be ready
(or fall fishing, it was reported
For Leaf Ready
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Charles N. Bennett
The Morehead City Rotary club,
meeting Thursday night at the
recreation center in Morehead
City, heard W. Roy Hampton,
chairman of the fisheries commit
tee of the Board of Conservation
and Development, outline a three
phase plan for the development
of the food fish industry in this
Mr. Hampton, who makes his
home in t'lymouth, N. C, and who
is interested in real estate and
wood pulp there, prefaced his re
marks by pointing out that from
1838 to 1942 the per capita con
sumption of food fish decreased
from 21 to .11 pounds.
In addition to this, North Caro
lina fishermen in this same pe
riod have never caught more and
received less for their pains.
The fisheries committee is set
ting out to help increase profits
and improve the economics of
handling food fish, said Mr. Hamp
ton. It is possible for a housewife
to buy packaged fish from Massa
chusetts and other states, but lo
cally, fisheries are still shipping
fish in boxes with heads, gills, fins,
Local fish. Mr. Hamntnn stress.
ed, have to be cultivated and pack
Five scientists are working now
cn a research program which is in
tended to increase profits for lo
cal fishermen, the commissioner
reported. The three phases of op
eration are: one, technical and
Ecientific research which will, de
termine how increase the supply
of food fish; two, physical rehabil
itation of waters; and three, Mar
keting of fish. - n I
Agent Announce! Meeting
Mrs. carrie B. Uillikin, heme
demonstration agent, his announ
ced the following club meeting for
rnursaay evening: Bettie and
North River clubs. Jointly, at 0 p.
m., North River bridge.
Col. G. I Gillette
Th board of conservation and
development on Wednesday morn
ing" apprpved the plans and sug
rVstiong for improvement to North
Carolina's inlets and waterways,
as submitted by Col. G. W. Gillette,
head of the North Carolina Ports
authority. Colonel Gillette is a
member of the board's committee
on mineral and water resources.
The colonel remarked that there
is little doubt that the federal gov
ernmcnt will approve the proposals
for improvements at Port Terminal,-These
proposals call for deep
ening the channel to 34 feet. The
channel is ow filled in to a depth
ol 27 feet, making it necessary to
lighten a tanker by almost half be
fore bringing her' to dok, he re
ported. According to the port autnority's
plans, a dredge will be here the lat
ter part of August to open the
channel. Present authorized depth
is 30 feet.'
In answer to Dr. II. F. Pry
therch, Beaufort marine scientist,
who requested cooperation of the
corps of engineers in preventing
erosion of Fort Macon beach, Col
onel Gillette said that the jetties
will be moved slightly south of the
present line. This will tend to
build up the beach which has erod
ed away approximately 300 yards
in recent months.
At present Drum inlet is being
maintained at a depth of 12 feet.
New River inlet at a depth of 5
fect, Cape Fear inlet. 32 feet, in
See WATERWAYS Page 8
Education Board Hears
Beport on School Bepairs
H. L. Joslyn, county superinten
dent of schools reported on repairs
being made to schools throughout
the county at the board of educa
tion meeting yesterday afternoon.
Two new classrooms will be add
ed to Harkers Island school and a
roof on the structure now standing
is completed. A new pump has
been installed and repairs to win
dows have been made at Newport.
Two rooms at Smyrna have also
A few vacancies for teachers
in the 1948 49 term still exist. A
coach is needed at Atlantic, an
English and French teacher and an
eighth grade teacher are needed
at Beaufort, a science teacher at
Morehead City, a first and second
grade teacher at White Oak, and
a principal at Camp Glenn.
; Newport, Atlantic, and Harkers
bland teachers presented petitions
requesting 'adjustment of teacher
age fees, but action Was deferred.
Mr. Joslyn stated that he will
attend the superintendent's com
ference Aug. 11, 12, and 13 at
Mars Hill college. '
Two More Cases
Of Polio Develop
David Taylor, Sealevel, Lee
Jenkins, Morehead, Be
Carteret county accounted for
its fourth and fifth cases of infan
tile paralysis for this year when
the illnesses of David Ewcll Taytor,
of Sea Level, and Lee Bryant Jen
kins, summer resident of Morehead
City, were diagnosed over the week
etui as polio. Both are 8 years old.
David, who is the son of Kwell
Taylor, was taken to .lames Walker
Memorial hospital in Wilmington
Thursday, and his case was diag
nosed as polio sometime during
the night. Dr. N. Thomas Ennett.
county health officer, was notified
of the diagnosis Friday by wire
from the hospital.
Dr. Ennett said the home has
been quarantined according to
Dr. Ennett pointed out that the
Taylor bov was a member of the
same Bible school as the other
Sea Level youngster who has con
tracted the disease. Richard Salter,
R. son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey
Salter. The Bible school was
closed after Richard's case was
No definite word has yet been
received on the extent of David's
The Jenkins hoy became sick
Friday and was diagnosed Sunday
by the family phvsician, Dr. S. W.
Thompson, as a polio case. The
family, whose permanent residence
is in Kinston, have been living at
1610 Shacklcford avenue since
Tl bov has since been admitted
to Memorial hospital in Kinston,
and Dr. Ennett said yesterday that
the Morehead City home has been
Besides the two Sea Level boys
and the weekend case in More
head City, the county's only other
cases are Jean Chadwick, 8, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. I. G. Chad
wick of Beaufort, and Jasper Law
rence, 5. son of Mrs. J. B. Gould
of Morehead City.
The Morehead Cily Teen Age
club, Sunday schools and most pa
rents are cooperating with the
county health office in its request
that children do not meet during
these days of epidemic.
Cases in Craven county totaled
seven on Saturday, four of these
at Cherry Point. Victims are two
women in their mid-twenties, and
two arc children.
Cemetery Restoration Association
Hears Latest Progress Report
Mrs. Maybclle Mace, new mem
ber of the Beaufort Cemetery Re
storation association, met with the
group in regular session at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. David Mer
rill Friday evening, July 30.
Mr. Merrill, reporting for the
committee on Repairs to the wall,
said that workhas been completed
and preparations are being made
to paint it this week. The town
of Beaufort, to which the ceme
tery belongs, has given splendid
cooperation in this, she said, Beau
fort firemen moulded 35 domes to
replace those broken, and employ
ees of the town under Street Sup
erintendent Clyde Peterson, arc
giving the necessary labor for the
A committee under the chair
manship of Dr. Thomas Ennett is
endeavoring to secure proper
gates. A rpport of the committee
was heard but no decision made
pending further correspondence
Work accomplished in individual
lots but hitherto unreported: '
A Leffers in Beaufort
There have always been Leffers
in the county since Thomas Lef
fers received a grant of land on
North River in 1719. From Am
sterdam, Holland, Mr. Richard
Leffers says they came. Most of
them have been in the eastern
part of the county, but Samuel Lef
fers (1737-1822) was Town Clerk
here in the 1780's. acquired much
property here at that time, and
he and his wife, Sarah, are bur
ied in the old graveyard. Sam
uel's stone bears the quaint in
scription: "Praises on tomb stones are
but idly spent,
"A Man'i good name is Ms
.- r' . f ., '
These Leffers stones together
ee CEMETERY Page
Proposed Projects for ,48-,49
Estimated at $190,000
Spent in Carteret county on road
construction and maintenance dur
ing the year ended June 30, 1947,
was $194,467.81, according to a re
report from the State Highway and
and Public Works commission re
leased today by Dr. K. P. B. Bon
ner, chairman of the county board.
Proposed expenditure in Car
teret county during the coming
year is an estimated $190,000.
Largest project during 1947 48,
in terms of dollars and cents, is the
surfacing of the road from Atlan
tic to Cedar Island, a distance of
10 miles. Estimated cost is $100,
000. This project will he comple
ted this year, the highway com
Construction of the road to
Harkers Island from route 70 was
a federal aid project. This work
was (allied out at a cost of $80,
4,')0. Construction involved grading
and bituminous surfacing over a
distance of 5.3 miles.
North Carolina route 101 from
Marlowe to Beaufort, 13 miles, is
being resurfaced at an estimated
cost of S72.850 and will be com
pleted this year
The sand asphalt retread on the
road from Beaufort to Lennox
Point, 22 miles, was laid at an
estimated cost of $6,600.
Highlight of the 1948 program
is the bituminous surfacing of the
Merrimon road, from route 70 to
the church and crossroads near
Merrimon, a distance of 8 miles.
Cost of this project, long clamored
for and needed by residents of the
Merrimon section, is estimated at
Also proposed for 1048 is the
reconstruction of the fill from the
Atlantic Beach bridge to Atlantic
Beach, seven-tenths of a mile, at
a cost of $40,000. This and some
of the following projects have al
ready been started:
Bituminous surfacing on county
road from Newport cast 1.2 miles
at, an estimated cost of $20,000;
widening and repairing fill on ap
proach at North river on route 70,
four-tenths of a mile at an esti
mated cost of $13,500.
Sand seal on road from More
head City to Crab point, 2 2 miles
at estimated cost of $1,100; and
sand seal on Beaufort airport road,
16 miles, $800; sand seal on Front
street in Beaufort, 1.4 miles, $700;
sand seal on Gloucester road, 2.8
Sand seal on Sea Level road,
1.3 miles at estimated cost of $600,
drag seal on county road on Hark
See ROADS Page 8
R. M. Williams, county agent,
has informed farmers in the county
that planting of Puget Sound
grown cabbage seed may prevent
black rot uiseasc in spring crops.
Lcdlnr; seed dealers have
agreed to stock this type of seed
and the county agent has request
ed that local growers purchase
this for their next crop of cab
bage. Authorities feel that a great
part of the trouble here is due to
infected seed, according to the
A three-year crop rotation where
fields were Infected last year is
recommended wherever possible,
says Mr. Williams, however, he re
marked that the size of most Car
teret farms will not permit this
practice. If weather conditions are
favorable, it is possible for black
rot disease to over-winter in the
coil and cause trouble again in the
Tuesday, August 3
6:16 a.m. 11:26 a.m.
5:83 p.m. -
Wednesday, August 4
6:15 a.m. 12:32 a.m.
6:49 p.m. 12:26 p.m.
Thursday, August S
7:12 a.m. 1:23 a.m.
7:40 p.m. 1:23 p.m.
. Friday, August 6
8:07 a.m. 11 a.m.
B:32 p.m. 2:18 p.m.
Plans Move Ahead
For Mass X-Ray
Dr. W. A. Smith Meets With
Local Tuberculosis Board
Members of the Carteret County
Tuehrculosis association met Fri
day afternoon at the county health
office with Dr. William A. Smith,
director of the State Bureau of
Tuberculosis Control, to discuss
plans for the mass X-ray survey
:.che(luled for this winter in Car
teret county. Also at the meeting,
proposals were made to form a
monthly county tuberculosis clinic.
Present at the meeting were
Stanley Woodland, president of
the tuberculosis association; Mrs.
William Loftin, executive secre
tary; Dr. N. Thomas Ennett, coun
ty health officer; Mrs. Lenta Ham
mer, health department nurse;
Mrs. Mildred Spivey, health de
partment nurse; Miss Christine
Vick, supervisor of the Morehead
' Cily hospital; Mrs. George Hender
I son, of the welfare department;
James 1'oiicr, county auauor; ana
Dr. Smith told the group that
according to present plans the
state contingent the technician,
clerical supervisor, "educators,"
and other personnel will be on
hand to assist the local group to
get the survey under way in Jan
uary. Possible cancelation of appoint
ments by other counties might
move the date of the survey up to
The two "educators" sent by the
state will be one white and one
colored person to publicize the
program and inform the pepole of
Dr. Smith told the group that
there will be four units working
See X RAV Page 8
Farmers to Make
Field Trip Friday
Farmers can enjoy a field day
at the Plymouth experimental stal
lion, Friday, Aug. 6, at 2 p. m.
by applving to the county agent,
R. M. Williams.
The dr.y will begin with a short
preview of the work under way It
the station, followed by a trip 4$
the field to see soybeans growing.
Dr. E. E. Hartwig, who is con
ducting soybean breeding work and
row spacing work, will discuss the
newer varieties and results obtain
ed by different row spacing.
Dr. W. L. Nelson, working with,
fertility phases, will discuss the
yield responses obtained by dif
ferent fertility treatment.
Dr. S. G. Lehman, working with
seed trtatment, will discuss the
latest information on this phase of
production and Dr. W. M. Kulash
will discuss the insect problems
and their control.
There is also some outstanding
experimental work at the station
in connection with pasture produc
tion, and those attending will be
able to see some of the pasture
grasses developing under different
fertility treatment. Dr. W. W.
Woodhouse will be there to dis
cuss the work now in progress,
Bolarians, Lions to Neel
Al Becrealion Center ,v
Morehead City Rotarians and
Lions will conduct business ses
sesions following dinners this week,
at the Carteret Recreation center.
The Rotarians will meet there
Thursday night and the Lions, with
their wives, Friday night. More
head Jaycees held their meeting a(
the club last night. '
Two LSTs, Four LCTs
Come into Port Terminal
Joint U. S. Navy and U. S. Ma
rine (Camp Lejeune) maneuvers
brought two LSTs and four LCT
into Port Terminal over the week
end for routine leading and t;o--loading
tactics. . '.,.
The large ships were beached,
two at a time, 03 the west side, of