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A Merger ol THE BEAUFORT NEWS (Establislaed 1912) and THE TWIN CITY TIMES (Established 1936)
38th YEAR NO. 24.
MOREHEAD CITY, AND BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1948
PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
Fort Macon Surf boat Crew Wins Race at Hatteras
Judge Luther Hamilton. More
head City, addressed the Beaufort
Rotary club on civil rights Tuesday
evening following the regular din
ner meeting at the Inlet Inn. Judge
Hamilton defended the Dixiecrat
stand for states right.
He said there is no such thing as
federal election, it is all handled
by the states and it is the prero
gative of the states to qualify their
voters. Although the Judge is de
finitely not in favor of the poll
tax, he believes that if the federal
government controls one qualifica
tion of suffrage, further encroach
ments wil be made on all other
respects of qualification for suf
frage. "It is important that every effort
be made to retain this power of
State control." '
"Did you know," said the judge,
"that seven northern states still
have laws on their books prohibit
ing paupers from voting?"
Concerning the lynching law
question, the Judge stated that
"every state has some law against
lynching, and yet there is talk
bout an anti-lynching law." He
remarked, "Has anyone ever risen
on his hind legs in Congress to say
that race riots be punishable by
law, or gang wars in New York or
Chicago?" He stated that the anti
lynching movement was absurd,
because "in 1947 there was only
one lynching in the United
8tates." He then, quoted the num
ber of major crimes of last year.
"These measures art not fcre
focodiifcecauM of humane reasons,"
he added, "they are proposed in an
attempt to gain votes."
V' Concerning the question of dis
crimination he aald "there is a dif
ference between civil rights and
moral rights, and moral rights
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Fisheries Building Nears Completion;
Dedication Scheduled for October
Red Cap, Baitless Hook
Make Whopping Fish Story
Teddy Willis, Morehead City,
will take all comers for the big
gest fish story of the year. And
if anybody calls him what most
fish story tellers are usually call
ed, they will have to reckon with
Capt. -Alfred Pittman, owner of
the Lois Nancy, Capt. Jesr Pagels.
mate on the Lois Nancy, and
Capt. Bill Styron, manager of the
Gulf Dock, Morehead City. All
of them saw it happen. . . .
Tuesday afternoon Captain Bill,
wearing his red visor cap with
the letters B I L L written on it,
was on the dock when a playful
gust of wind snatched the cap
from his head and tossed it in the
water to the east of the dock,
rear the stern of the Lois Nancy,
tied up at her usual berth.
There the red cap sat on the
water,, bobbing up and down, and
no way in the world to get it ex
cept with a hook and line.
They got a hand line, used for
hooking sea bass, and then from
the Lois Nancy began several mo
ments of fruitless grappling. Fi
nally, Ted Willis took the line,
tossed it out missed' the cap.
Again he threw it out, missed the
cap, and came up with a 4 12
pound flounder. i
Amazement smothered speech
for only a split second. The revel
ry on that boat and dock equalled
the excitement induced by a home
run with the bases loaded.
,, And what about the cap? It
finally drifted close enough so
that it was picked up as though it
4 weroa shell on the beach.
" , No Captain Bill is bragging
about his cap that caught floun-
; , der, Captain Pittman claims the
r.loia Nancy is the only boat -you I
rcan catch fish from without bait
ion the hook, Captain; Teddy says
m anew inw noumier was there -,
c i oe umc, ana um it just took
i a smart iisnerman to get it, while
I vapvain iess is most pieasea 01
I X'. He had the flounder for sup-
Shrimpers Go on Strike
In Broad Creek Section
Shrimp fishermen in the Broad
Creek and Swansboro section
went on a strike yesterday and
claim they will stay on strike
until the price of shrimp goes up.
Local dealers are paying trom
15 to 20 cents a pound for
shrimp in this section while deal
ers in the Pamlico Sound area
are paying from 26 to 28 cents.
Not all of the fishermen are
In favor of the strike, it was
learned today, but those calling
It are not permitting the rest to
Remain at Five
No more cases of infantile pa
ralysis have been reported in the
county since Monday when the
fourth and fifth cases of the sum
mer were announced by the health
Theae two children, David Ewell
Taylor, Sea Level, and Lee Bryant
Jenkins, Morehead City, are re
ported to be in satisfactory con
ditions. The Jenkins boy was 'sent
to Memorial . hospital in Kinston
and on Tuesday was moved to
Duke hospital, Durham. The Tay
lor bqy was sent to James Walker
Others stricken with the disease
are Jean Chadwick, Beaufort, Jas
per Lawrence, Morehead City, and
Richard Salter, Sea Level. The
Lawrence boy is expected to re
turn home soon while the othei
children. . are reported to be im
The health officer has reempha
ilted his fewest that all children
under 18 y cam. of age-remain oh
(heir own premises. .
Cases in the state total 1.172. To
date, 63 persons' have died from
polio. Most of these deaths have
been in the mid-section of the
state Where the epidemic -is the
Inspection Lane to Close
Al 12 Noon Saturday
Saturday noon the Inspection
lne, now located in Morehead
City on 8th street In front of
the municipal building, will
"close. The lane opened yester
day morning at 8 o'clock.
Approximately' 500 cars were
. Inspected la - Beaufort Friday
through Tuesday. The lane mov
t to Morehead City Wednes-
All models of cars up to and
inchiding 1846. 1947 and 1848
models must be inspected :. by
August 31, according to the new
deadlines put into effect by the
, Department of Motor Vehicles.
. The lane opens at 8 o'clock
every morning and closes at 5
with the exception of Saturday
when tt closes at noon. Charge
for inspection .is L
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Power Cciipany Adds Extra
Crew on Pole Erecting Job
An extra crew has been added
the structures for the overhead
power lines across Gilant's chan
nel .to Beaufort, George StovalL
Tide Water f over company-manager,
Morehead City, reported yes
terday. ' ,
Because "if . emergency lines
hanging low over the water since
the underwater cable failed the
latter part of June, boats have
not been permitted through the
highway or railroad bridge draws.
The new structures and lines
should be rtady la about two
weeks, according to Mr. StovalL
While the changeover from the
lines now, in use. is being made,
power in Beaufort will have to be
cut ou lor a anon time, he said.
This wil be done in early mom-
ing hours. If possible, notification
of the time oi cutoff will be made I
beforehand,- . , - I
To develop Beaufort harbor
facilities, town commissioners in
regular session Monday night, ap
pointed a three-man harbor com
mission headed by C. R. Wheatly,
Jr. Serving with Mr. Wheatly will
be Dr. H. F. Prytherch and Wil
The commissioners voted to
accept the model plumbing ordi
nance put before the jroup. This
ordinance is intended to improve
plumbing conditions in the town
and provides for a" sanitary inspec-
'tor to inspect plumbing.
A committee was appointed. wi'h
the power to act, to select the
sanitary inspector. He is to be ap
pointed within 10 days of the
Monday night meeting.
In discussing the cleanup cam
paign ordered- at their previous
meeting, the commissioners found
that many landowners had ignored
the August 1 deadline and had
neglected to cut weeds and remove
trash on their property. The com
missioners then requested Street
Superintendent Clyde Peterson to
make up a list of the worst lots
and serve notices in the order of
In case of continued indiffer
ence, the violators will be cited in
mayor's court and fined, the
amount of the fine varying with
the cost of the city's clearing these
The commissioners attempted to
pass an ordinance to collect a fran
chise tax from the power company
and other public utilities, but city
attorney, Judge J. F. Duncan,
pointed out that the commissioners
had no authority to do so. The
city fathers did, however, pass a
resolution to have the charter
amended so that ihe town will be
permitted to levy franchise tatws
on public utilities.
After listening to M. A. Meares,
representing an equipment firm in
Raleigh, the commissioners passed
resolution to purchase a bull -
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By Ruth Peeling
When the commercial fisheries
building on the State Department
of Conservation and Development
property, west of Morehead City,
is completed. North Carolina will
be the only state in the union to
have an integrated scientific ma
rine fisheries establishment.
Repairs to the commercial fish
eries building are nearing comple
tion now and it is expected that
special dedication ceremonies will
take place in October, according
to Roy Hampton, chairman of the
commercial fisheries committee.
A beautiful new entrance to the
building consists of four columns
reaching from the first floor to
the roof. Through these columns
one will pass to the . inside of the
building into a large room where,
in about a year, a marine museum
will be established.
Completion of this museum will
mean realization of one of the
dreams of commercial fisheries
men. It is here that they plan to
display all the types of marine life
found in North Carolina waters..,
Setting up the museum In the
Way that they wish will mean full
time supervision by marine life
sepcialists, but in the end there
will be a display that will be of
value to commercial fishermen,
scientisst. laymen, children, and
Funds for the museum are not
et 1" hnd d the Board of
Conservation and Development. It
is booed that they will be approp
riated by the January legislature.
Much hard work, planning, and
integration of proposed facilities
has been the lot of Mr. Hampton
who has been here since the Board
of Conservation and Development
meeting last week. Ably support
ing him have been John Home,
vice-chairman of the board, and
Capt John Nelson, state commer
cial fisheries commissioner and
numerous others who have keen
interest in developing North Caro
lina's fishing industry to heights
peer before realized.
. ; Establishment of this center at
Morehead City has been the out
growth of a long-term plan to put
regulation of commercial fishing
cn a scientific basis. Making rules
willy-nilly in regard to the taking
Board Appoints Harbor Commission
Mr. Walker, Formerly of
Burlington, to Supervise
Dan L. Walker, Burlington, has
been selected as manager of Beau
fort Chamber of Commerce, and
will direct organization of the new
body, as well as draw up the con
stitution and by-laws, it was an
Mr. Walker, who arrived in
Beaufort Tuesday, is a national
director of the Junior Chamber of
Commerce and is known through
out the State in chamber of com
Mr. Walkct, is 30 years old, was
born in New York City and re
turned to North Carolina, the na
tive state of his parents, in 1924.
He was graduated from Burlington
high school and Presbyterian Juni
or college, and received his ba
chelor of arts degree at Davidson
The new chamber of commerce
manager was a special student at
Johns Hopkins and Notre Dame
and took special training lor
chamber of commerce work at the
Southeastern institute for organ
izational executives at Chapel Hill.
As . charter presided of the
Burlington Jdhior '"Chamber of
Commerce he gained state-wide at
tention. The Burlington club was
awarded second place in the na
tional "First Year Milestona" pom-
1 .petition. In this contest am timi.
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of food fish, without factual rea
sons for doing so, do nothing to
increase the profits of North Caro
lina's fishing industry.
Realizing this, the Board of Con
servation and Development seized
the opportunity to purchase the
former section base from the Navy
.in the summer of 1946 ' for the
sum of $65,000. These 65 acres on
Bogue Sound already had ,"n them
buildings erected by the V."cm
ment. In these buildings are now es
tablished the Morehead City Tech
nical institute, an extension of
State college, the Institute of Fish
eries Research, a unit of the Uni
versity of North Carolina, and of
course, the commercial fisheries
offices. As Jrjk as the two edu
cational og&icies continue work
relating to Marine life and the
fishing industry, they will be per
mitted to use the state's facilities
at the former section base.
To make sure that a mistake
was not being made in centering
this institution here, a $5,000
grant was obtained from the
Rockefeller foundation for a sur
vey of this area. This survey an
swered questions relating to the
feasibility and practicality of the
state spending thousands of dol
lars to establish a "marine col
lege." Making the study were Dr. A. G.
Huntsman, of the Research Fish
eries Board of Canada, Dr. C. O.
Iselin, director of the Woods Hole
Oceanogrvphic institute, Dr. B. H.
Keicnum, uociate in Marine pioi
flffy, WoodsVJole, tud Dr. Daniel
Merriman, director of the Bingham
Oceanographic institute, Yale uni
These four scientists stuowj the
proposal from the following views:
Does North Carolina need such an
Institution, is there so educational
need for it, is it for the best in
terest of the people, and will it
be . an instrument f of providing
the knowledge wantedt -.
'.All these questionC presented
by state commercial firtierie, men,
were answered in the affirmative.
The scientist consultants also gave
their personal opinio" on the
manner in which : Ue institute
should be operated, cost, and types
He risuEsiss rag
Over and Up in
The Fort Macon crew is shown here righting tieir capsized surfboat with the lightning speed that
won them the Josephus Daniels Memorial trophy in the races at Ilatteras Wednesday afternoon. Vir
ginia Beach came in second, Oregon Inlet (Cane Ilatteras) third, and Chinroteague, fourth. It is be
lieved that the race next year will be held in the vicinity of Morehead City.
Under 16 from Public
Killed at Dump
At least a thousand rats were
killed in Beaufort dump when poi
son was spread and DDT solution
sprayed over it last weekend, Wil
liam Hatsell, city clerk, reported
The dump will be sprayed two
times a week under the newly
inaugurated sanitation program.
Morehead City's dump was spray
ed too, but Mayor George Dill said
that there was no evidence of rats,
according to Clifford Jones, of the
hate board of health who super
vised the poison-spreading job. Mr.
Jones termed this as most unusual
Spraying of garbare cans in
Morehead City has not begun be
cause only one sprayer has arrived
As soon as the sprayer for the
other garbage truck and DDT so
luble is received the can-spraying
program wil get under way, said
By Bob Lowe, Secretary
Chawher of Commerce
The i58vt anniversary of
United State,- Coast Guard
celebrated Wednesday, August 4th
at Hatterss with impressive cere
mony and demonstration of the
various Coast Guard functions as
they operate to protect mariners
along our coastlines.
At the same time the citizens
of the seven villages ofxhe outer
banks gave thanks for the'comple
tion of the section of the Outer
Banks Highway on Hatteras and
thebeginning of operation of the
newpower system to be operated
by the RE A.
The crowd on Hatteras was a
record one. And, sersonally, I be
lieve that there was without doubt
the greatest assemblage of fried
chicken and all that goes with it
in a picnic dinner ever seen on the
Cape Hatteras is not the easiest
place to travel to and from. Her
man Reid of Ocean View Airways
at the Beaufort Morehead City Air
port undertook'the task of flying
us 10 nauerss ana Dacx. uue to
the high SOUthwest Wind tllC
crowds on the road and beaches.
the only place safe to land and
take-off was at the extreme south
ern tip of the island where wind
and tide provided a wonderful
natural landing strip. Through
the good graces of Scotty Gibson,
owner and manager of the Atlan
tic View Hotel in Hatteras we
were able to , proceed by truck
through the sandy wastes of the
lower island to where a. bus was
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the Wink oi an Eye
Newport town board look dras
tic steps to protect the town from
polio at its meeting' Tuesday night
when it passed a resolution order
ing that all children under 16 be
banned from public meeting
The commissioners specifically
mentioned the theater, stores, and
Although there are no cases at
present in Newport several chil
dren have been ill ?nd rumors
started that it was polio.
Because the Cherry theater is
closed to children, Commi -.s'.oner
Henry Edwards pointed out that
youngsters from that section come
to the Newport theater. Five of
Craven county's nine polio cases
are at flavelock and Cherry Point.
Commissioner Clarence Millis
was authorized by the board to re
quest Tide Water Power company
to draw up a street lighting con
tract for the town.
Mr. Millis, with Commissioners
Edwards and David McCain recent
ly surveyed the town and spotted
locations for three irre street
lights, making a total of 21. Each
38 Cases Comprised Tuesday's
Docket for Recorder's Court
Lyman Alvin Parker pleadtd guil
ty Tuesday morning in recorder's
court, Beaufort, to driving drunk
and was fined $100 and costs of
court. This case headed a docket
of 38 heard that day. Judge Lam
bert R. Morris presided.
The case against T. D. Meares,
charged with reckless driving, was
dismissed after evidence was
heard. Also dismissed was the
charge of aiding and abetting the
transportation of non-tax paid
whiskey against Mathew Collins.
Sam Hedgeman and McKinley
Smith, however, were found guilty
of transportation of non-tax paid
whiskey and were both fined $10
and costs of court.
Moses Teel was found guilty of
assaulting an officer and was
ordered to pay costs and $10. The
defendant thereupon gave notice
of appeal to superior court, and
bond was set at $100.
Joseph Greco, accused of taking,
stealing and carrying .iway a
quantity of field corn, value less
than $50, and converting it to his
own use, pleaded guilty to simple
trespass and was taxed with 'the
costs of court.
The case against Grady Price,
charged with careless and reckless
driving and driving drunk, was nol
nrosied wfth leave, giving the state
the right to prosecute at some fu
ture date. The same procedure
wan fnlnwed in h rU nf Karl
Taylor charged with public drunk
enness and disorderly conduct.
Other cases disposed of were as
follows: D. L. Chadwick, ; public
drunkenness, $10 and costs; Char
les W, Anderson, speeding, $10
and costs; Arthur A. Phillips,
speeding, costs; Frank Mozingo,
speeding, $10 and costs.
M. J. Willis, speeding, costs;
Richard 1 R. Cummins, speeding,
costs; Clarence Walton Toms,
will be 800 lumen lamps which
will go on one half hour before
suunset and go off one half hour
before sunrise. Cost of each light
will be $18 a year or a monthly
bill of $31.50, Mr. Millis reported.
The three new lights will be
placed in the vicinity of the homes
of Charles Garner,' Harold WiKoo,
and Walter Mann.
The newly-acquired fife siren
will be placed on the pole near
the depot and commissioners also
granted the fire department tem
porary use of 2 1-2 inch galvanized
pipe. This pipe, part of the water
system to be installed at Newport,
will be laid from the river toward
the center of town, on top of the
Fire Chief Benny Garner ex
plained that use of this pipe will
make it possible to fight fires
more effectively toward the cen
ter of town.
Bills for the month were order
ed paid, as well as the $5 per
member contributed each year to
the fire department, and publica
tion of the '48-'49 budget was au
speeding, costs; Lewis Royall Hold
ing, speeding, $10 and costs; Car
roll F. Hersey, improper lights,
$10 and costs.
Carvel Lee Vaughn, speeding,
$10 and costs; Ed Pope, public
drunkenness, costs; and W. F.
King, public drunkenness, $10 and
Forefeiting bonds were Russell
B. West, speeding; Taylor Davis,
speeding and driving without a li
cense; Gene Austin Clark, speed
ing; and Joy Verle Sykes, speeding.
Cases were continued against
Victor Gaskill, public drunkenness;
Wiliam C. (Pink) Smith, assault
with a deadly weapon; Robert
Adams, reckless and careless driv
ing and driving drunk.
Henry A. Edwards, speeding;
James O. Simpkins, speeding;
Glenn B. Ritchey, speeding; Willie
L. Royster, speeding; James E.
Paul, speeding; William Stewart
Goodson, reckless and careless
driving; Thelma Lindsay, public
drunkenness; and Ernest Lee
Court adjourned at 12:30 p.m.
Friday, August I
8:07 a.m, 2:11 a.m.
8:32 p.m. 2:18 p.m.
Saturday, August 7
9:00 a.m. , 2:58 a.m.
9:22 p.m. 3:12 p.m.
Sunday, August 8
9:50 a m. - 3:45 a.m.
10:12 p.m. 4:05 p.m.
- Monday, August
11:34 a.m. 5:20 a.m.
11:52 p.m. ' 5:56 p.m.
Tuesday, August 10
i ; 6:10 a.m.
6:50 p m,
The boys from Fort Macon did
In a 26-foot lapstrake surf boat
they outdistanced all competi
tors in the half mile race and
capsize drill Wednesday afternoon
at the Cape Hatteras celebration of
the 158th anniversary of the United
States Coast Guard.
The races climaxed a gala day
of feasting, speech-making and mu
sic. It was a three-ring observance
of one, the Coast Guard's birth
day, two, completion of the REA
power line on Cape Hatteras, and
three, building of the 17 mile high
way from Hatteras to Avon, the
first paved surface ever construct
ed on the Outer Banks.
The Coast Guard nlayed a big
part in the day's festivities. There
were rescue demonstrations and
aircraft maneuvers in addition to
Every member of the crew from
Fort Macon station, which put
Chincoleague, Virginia Beach, and
Cape Ilatteras crews to shame,
hails from Carteret county.
The hoys weren't permitted to
use their own Fort Macon boat
either. They drew lots at Cape
Hatteras and came out with an
old hulk. Another crew was not
satisfied with its old boat, so they
went off and found themselves a
better one. But Fort Macon crew
played the game fair and victory
was their reward.
Members of the crew are Walter
Goodwin, coxswain, Beaufort, Earl
Styron, Swansboro, J. D. Lewis,
Cedar Island, Bonnie Pincr, Otway,
Robert Hill, Swansboro, Reginald
V. Lewis, Merklcy Johnson, Stacy
Davis, all of Harkcrs Island, and
Gerald Salter, Davis.
Governor R. Gregg Cherry, State
Highway Chairman A. H. Graham,
and many other high government
officials attended the festivities.
Among military celebrities were
Adm. W. L. Ainsworth, comman
dant of the Fifth Naval District,
and Capt. Richard Burke, chief of
Coast Guard ahr-eervieif -ndtmw
sonal representative of the con
mandant ih Washington., :
The exercises were held at th
base of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse,
now decommissioned, but which ac
cording to those in the know will
be made active again at an early
Capt. N. C. Manyon, chief of the '
aids to navigation for Coast Guard
told the story of Cape Hatteras
lighthouse and other important
beacons which sen'e navigational
interests in this graveyard of the
Atlantic area. U.
The American Legion was repre
sented bv department and division
commanders, Frank Harris and
Don Galloway. They each praised
the two posts on Hatteras Islands
wiere every person eligible for
membership, a total of 148 in tbe
communities of Avon and Hatteras
Comdr. Edmund E. Fahey, cons
mandant of Elizabeth City Coast
Guard Air Station, extended greet
ings to the great mass of persona
who came here to celebrate the anr,
niversary of the service. w
Governor Cherry paid tribute to
the Coast Guard service and to too
state highway officials and the
REA. He did not mention that It
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.88 Inch of Rain Tails
During Three-Day Period
E. Stamey Davis, official weather
observer, reports that .88 of an
inch of rainfall fell in the county
from Monday to Wednesday. The
heaviest fall was .63 on Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday saw . .16
and .09 inches of rain, respectively-
Normal summer - temperatures,
were the rule for those same days.'
with the highest, -88, registered'
Monday and the lowest, 70, re
corded the same day. JJj
The maximum and minimum
Willis Child Reported
lost' Found al Home
' ;. .
The year-and-a-half old daugh,.
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Leston Willis,:
Shepard street, Morehead City. '
who was reported lost on ArendeU,
street yesterday morning, was
found later at her home, Chief of
Police E. J. Willis reported today,"
Mr. Willis said that he left the
child in his car when he went in-,
to a store and when, he came 6t)t'
she was gone. Everyone on Arenv
dell street was looking for her as
well as police. A 3-3-3 alarm was.'
sounded at the fire station to no
tify residents that assistance was
It is not known how the chili
reached horns, tu chief said.
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