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A Merger oi THE BEAUFORT NEWS (Established 1912) and THE TWIN CITY TIMES (Established 1936)
38th YEAR NO. 25.
MOREHEAD CITY, AND BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 1948
PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAY
Mullet Line' Sale
H. P. Edwards, chairman of the
board of the Atlantic and East
Carolina railway, indicated Friday
(hat sale would not be made of
the "Mullet Line" between More
head City and Goldsboro to New
Mr. Edwards reported on the
dicker for sale at the 94th annual
stockholders' meeting of the At
lantic and North Carolina Railroad
company, lessor of the "Mullet
Line," at Atlantic Beach Friday.
Charges that the A & EC was
allowing railroad property to de
teriorate were also denied by Ed
wards, who pointed out that only
$5,632 has declared in dividends
over the past nine years. The re
port to A & NC stockholders sub
stantiated Edwards' statement that
great improvements have been
made on the road.
Officers and directors of the A &
NC were all reelected, and Leo
Harvey, Kinston, was elected to
the newly-created office of vice
president. Other officers of the
company are Raymond Maxwell,
New Bern, president, Judson H.
Blount, Greenville, chairman of
the board of directors and F E.
Wallace, Kinston, secretary
treasurer. The reelected 12-nian board in
cludes two Carteret county men,
.Tsmes D. Potter of Beaufort, and
H. S. Gihbs of Morehead City.
The directors passed a motion
tc ask the state legislature to ex
tend payment' of bonded obliga
tion to the state and to reduce the
interest rate on the state's bonds
from six percent to three.
For the past several years, the
above procedure has been followed
under a "gentleman's agreement"
between state officials and com
pany officers which stipulates that
conrmmy pay oily thup Pr eAUlfte
to the state for its six per eentnn T '
bonds. A legislative act would
make the "agreement" a formal
Present at the meeting, among
other distinguished guests, were
Governor R. Gregg Cherry and Col.
G. W. Gillette, executive director
.of the North Carolina State Ports
Both expressed their interest in
the railroad and this section of the
state, and Col. Gillette pointed out
how the development of ports like
Morehead City is vitally important
to the growth of the railroad.
James D. Potter elaborated on
Col. Gillette's remarks, and told
the group that federal aid to More
head City's Port Terminal would
be a great boom to both the toad
and Morehead City. Mr. Potter ex
plained that Marine traffic to
Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point
means much to the railroad, and
that without expansion of Port
Terminal facilities, the govern
ment might turn more and more to
Norfolk as a point of embarkation.
Mrs. Ampie H. Bateman
Funrd services for Mrs. Ampie
Hassell Bateman, 74, of Jamesville.
N. C, who died Saturday night at
the rmme of her half sister, Mrs.
T. J. Simpson, Beaufort RFD, were
conducted at 4 o'clock yesterday
Mrs. Bateman. who is also a half
sister of Mayor L. W. Hassell,
"nufort. hod boon ill here about
three weeks. Funeral services
were held in St. Paul's Episcopal
church, Beaufort, the Rev. W., L.
Martin officiating. Interment was
in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Charles. Gray.
Ray, Ralph, and Julian Hassell, and
George Smith. The body lay in
state at the church until time of
Graham Watherington, 66, Beau
fort, died Sundav. Aug. 8 in Saint
Luke's hospital, New Bern. ,
He was buried yesterday after
noon at 2 p.m. Services were held
in the Oak Grove Methodist church.
Graham Watherington, who was
unmarried, worked as a sawyer.
Mayor's Court Cancelled
There was no mayor's court yes
terday in Beaufort because of the
death Of Mayor L. W. Hassell's sis
ter, Mrs. Anple Bateman. Court
will be held as usual next Monday.
Service Club to Meel "
Members of the 4-H service club
will meet at 7:30 tomorrow night
jt .Atlantic Beach for picnic sup
per and meeting, Mrs. Carrie B.
Cillikia, , home j demonstration
agent has announced.
K. . . -
Jean Patrick Booth, superin
tendent of Kinston City schools
and district governor of the
188th District Rotary Interna
tional will make his annual visit
to the Beaufort Rotary club to
night, at the regular 6:45 din
ner meeting In the Inlet Inn,
One hour prior to the meet
ing. District Governor Booth will
meet with the officers and com
mittee chairmen of the Beaufort
club and discuss Rotary business,
B. J. May, president of Beaufort
Rotary club, announced.
Chamber Gives 25
Benches To Town
Twenty-five sturdy benches, a
gift from the Chamber of Com
merce to the town, were placed
along Morehead City waterfront
The benches were designed and
built for the Chamber of Com
merce as part of its program of
making the city more attractive for
both residents and visitors.
Mayor George Dill, on behalf of
ett. . mmaasm hlr anrreetM
lion for the benches
the Chamber that steps will be
taken to see that the benches will
be available to all and . that no
private interests monopolize them.
He has asked the cooperation
of all citizens in preventing mar
ring or destruction of the water
The Chamber of Commerce com
mittee in charge of obtaining the
benches consisted of John Crump,
chairman,- Charles Bennett, and
Dr. H. F. Prytherch, marine
scientist, Piver's Island, delivered
the after-dinner address at More
head City Rotary club Thursday
night at the Hotel Fort Macon.
Although Carteret county is the
largest food fish and shellfish pro
ducing county in the state, Dr.
Prytherch pointed out that the in
come from food fish has dropped
as the tonnage rose.
The scientist explained the use
of the new Guthrie shrimp net
which permits young fish to escape
through the mesh and survive. Ap
proximately 75 of these nets are
being used now in this section, he
In one 'day's trawling with the
usual kind of net Dr. Prytherch
s.aitl as many young food fish are
destroyed as a fisherman would
catch in his entire lifetime.
He also added that he was pleas
ed with the progressive attitude
fishermen are showing toward
scientific improvements in the fish
Street Crew Carries Ont
Beaufort's street crew, under Su
perintendent Clyde Peterson, is
carrying out the vacant lot clean
ing order made by commissioners
at this month's regular session.
All lots which are not cleaned
off by the owners Will be cleaned
by the town. The owners will be
summoned to. appear before the
mayor and fined the amount it cost
to have the work done by the town
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Ditches are also being dug at
the cemetery to drain thaj; section
of property and the new signal
light at Ann and Turner street,
put up Thursday, first went into
operation Thursday night
Demonstration Club to Meat
The Mill Creek home demonstra
tion club will meet at 7 o'clock to
morrow evening at the home of
Mrs. A. L. Winberry.
New Phone Exchanges
Go To Into Operation
At Atlantic, Marshallberg
L. A. Daniels, local manager'
of the Carolina Telephone and
Telegraph . company announced
today that new dial operator tele
phone exchanges for Atlantic
and Marshallberg are scheduled
to be placed in operation' to
morrow, Aug. 11..
According to Mr. Daniels, the
new exchange at Atlantic will
serve approximately 85 subscri
bers while the exchange at Mar
shallberg will serve approximate
ly 90 subscribers.
On Port Mission
Town Officials Seek More
Export Trade for Port
As part of the city administra
tion's program to increase the im
portance of Port Terminal in the
shipping world, Mayor George W.
Dill, Morehead Citv, W. L. Derrick
son, commissioner, Robert L.
Hicks, manager of Standard Oil's
terminal at Morehead, Cecil Moore,
representative of the Atlantic and
East Carolina railroad, und Sena
tor Libby Ward, of New Bern, went
on a mission to the nation's capital
It was their intention, explained
Mayor Dill in an interview follow
ing his return, to find out whether
products being shipped to Europe
under the country's aid-to-Europe
program might be shipped from
this port as well as Wilmington, or
similar ports, along the eastern
Hours of tramping from one gov-
ernment building to another, sce-
Tng this official rind' that, brought
the delegation to the conclusion
that the most fruitful means of in
creasing the traffic at the local
port will be to convince shippers,
especially in this state, of the
economy of transporting products
from the nearest port.
The government' agency, Com
modity Credit corporation, super
vising the flow of goods overseas,
has no say as to which port the
products shall leave, it was learn
ed. European nations purchase goods
under the lend-lease program
through companies in this country.
These companies ship the products,
then, through any ports of their
own choosing, the delegation was
Asked during the interview why
Morehead City has been by-passed
to a large extent in export busi
ness, Mayor Dill replied that main
railroads serving the eastern sea
board have extensive facilities at
Wilmington, Norfolk, and Charles
ton for handling cargoes and na
turally make no effort to interest
North Carolina shippers in sending
goods through a state port which
is not served by their road.
Secondly, Port Terminal is com
paratively new when considered
alongside Wilmington and Charles
ton. "Look at it this way," said the
mayor. "You've been trading at
one store all your life and have
always been satisfied. Then a new
store opens, has exactly the same
thing the older one does, may
be even a little beter.yetit's
hard to change. Well, that's the
Re-dried tobacco is the best bet
for export from Morehead City,
Mayor Dill pointed out. This year's
shipments have already been al
located to ports in Virginia and
South Carolina, but the mayor in
ferred that steps will be taken to
divert some of next year's exports
through Port Terminal.
It's 40 minutes from Port Ter
minal to the ocean, remarked" Mr.
Dill, in comparison to the two days
required for entering and leaving
Operated under a commission ap
pointed by the state and by the
town of Morehead City, Port Ter
minal is maintained by revenue re
ceived from the shippers and by
a 10 cent levy per hundred dollars
paid by Morehead City taxpayers.
N More Polio Reproted
No more cases of polio in Car
teret, county have been reported
by theVhealth office since Monday,
Aug. 2, a week ago. Thus far, five
Carteret children, all reported to
be In satisfactory conditions, have
become ill with the disease.
Morehead Collects $84 '
Parking meter collections in
Morehead City for the month of
July amounted to $884, John Lash-
Icy, city clerk, has announced.
Begin Membership Drive Tomorrow
Undertaken in T6,
Dr. N. Thomas Ennett, county
health officer, reported yesterday
that Mrs. Mildred Spivey, health
department nurse, is doing inten
sive follow-up work on the tuber
culosis and crippled cases in the
western pari of the county.
With a new case of tuberculosis
reported yesterday morning in
Stella, the work is assuming larger
importance. Mrs. Spivey is making
visits to the homes of the various
neople listed in health department
files as tubercular cases, taking
X-rays, making sputum tests, and
giving instructions for the protec
tion of families.
Dr. -Ennett pointed out that
when a case of tuberculosis is dis
covered, the first thing that the
health department tries to do is
to protect the family of the pa
tient, and this is usually done by
breaking contact between the pa
tient and his family. That is one
of the main reasons for sending
tubercular cases to sanitoriums.
Upon spotting a new case, the
health department always notifies
the family physician so that he
might be fully informed when deal
ing with the family.
One of the main centers of tu
berculosis is the Nine-Foot road
winding out of Newport to the
route 24, Dr. Ennett said. There
are nine known cases along that
road, and they receive immediate
atfentiiin from thn ifonnrtmont
vt.iai'fc-H m.nS .u'Me-'a w'wwui- .. - j-
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The other health department
nurse, Mrs. Leota Hammer, who Is
now on vacation, is in charge of
the eastern part of the county
The houseboat belonging to
Dave Davis, Morehead City, is a
total loss as a result of a fire on
it Saturday afternoon. The house
boat in which Mr. Davis was living
with another man was drawn up
on the beach east of the Jefferson
Morehead City fire department
answered an alarm sent in from
box 15 at 4th and Arendell Sts.
at 1:30 iq the afternoon. After
leaving the scene once, they were
called back to put out the grass
fire surrounding the boat.
It is not known how the fire
started, but nothing inside the boat
Mr. Davis and his housemate
are reported" to have left at 7 o'
clock Saturday morning for the
western part of the town where,
they were building another boat.
They were not in the vicinity of
the houseboat when the fire broke
Break In Weather Sends
Ont Party Boats' Again
After about 22 days of lying at
dock because of stiff southwest
winds, party boats took off for the
deep blue of the Gulf Stream over
the weekend and came back with
mackerel, blues, and dolphin.
Ottis Purifoy'i boats brought in
sea bass, dolphin, and trigger fish
Saturday and Sunday. The Shear
water, Dolphin, Sea Raven, and
Beth went out. 1 )
The Lois Nancy, Alfred Pittman,
captain, took about 63 blues and
mackerel Saturday at Lookout
shoals and on Sunday brought in
Shrimp fishermen in the Bogue
Sound area called off their strike
over the weekend with " higher
price of 20 cents per pound offer
ed for large shrimp, it was learned
today. Fifteen cents is at ill being
paid by some dealers for 4748
count . : f
Melting Days Aren't Over
Because Croatan Frozen Food
company .is dispensing . filth its
deep freeze storage service, custo
mers were notified by mail last
week to remove their foodstuffs
from the lockers within 3ff days, r
Board of Directors Lays Groundwork
At Friday Night Meeting
Six members of the hoard of
directors of Beaufort's Chamber of
Commerce and other interested in
dividuals met Friday night at the
home of Dr. W. L. Woodard, pre
sident, to lay groundwork for the
active functioning of the new or
ganization. Getting underway tomorrow will
be a one week's membership drive,
launched with the mailing of 200
letters to businessmen throughout
the Beaufort area.
Enclosed in this letter will be a
form on which businessmen will
make suggestions for a program of
work. Various fields, including
commercial activity, industry, agri
culture, marine and civic affairs
"ill be considered in this program
which will be submitted lor final
approval to Chamber of Commerce
A constitution and by-laws were
tentatively approved at Friday
night's meeting. Dan L. Walker,
manager of the Chamber, made it
clear today, however, that all of the
plans considered so far are subject
to the iipproval of the entire
Chamber of Commerce member
ship. He also requested Hint anyone
having suggestions for the coming
vnur'o nrnfirum Kllhmit them tn
him. a member of the board of:1-00 P" mile
directors, or one of the member
ship committee who this week will
be accepting memberships.
' The executive committee, con
sisting of Dr. Woodard, Paul Jones,
vice president, James H. Davis,
treasurer, Mr. Walker, G. W. Dun
can, and ' Harry I. Saunders, has
been' empowered to secure office
night's session were Dr. Woodard,
Mr. Jones, Mr. Davis, Mr. Duncan,
Mr. Saunders, Halsey Paul, direc
tor, Mr. Walker, Lockwood Phil
lips, and Mrs. W. I. Loftin.
Other members of the board of
directors are Alonia Willis, R.
Hugh Hill, Horace G. Loftin, and
Lambert Morris, Mrs. Helen Hat
sell is president of the Junior
Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, August 10
12:26 p.m. 6:56 p.m.
Wednesday, August 11
12:43 a.m. 7:03 a.m.
1:22 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 12
1:41 a.m. 8:01 a.m.
2:23 p.m. 0:05 p.m.
Friday, August 13
2:43 a.m. 8:59 a.m.
3:27 p.m. 10:13 p.m.
County Officials Defeated in
fVC. Salisbury :
This plctura of former Democra
tic county officials is said to have
been made Just before the county
Republican avalanche In the elec
tion of 19lft put them all out of
Off ice except T. C. Wade, clerk of
the court, whose term of office
i ' t
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of Commerce Will
Profit In June
At a meeting of the board of
directors of Piedmont Aviation.
Inc., held August 5. at the home
offices, Smith Kcvnolds Airport.
Winston-Salem, it was announced
by T. II. Davis, president, that dur
ing the month of June Piedmont
had a net operating profit of $12,
171.63. Piedmont flew its first
scheduled an line mile on February
Piedmont began service to the
Beaufort Morehead Citv airport
May 6 this year. Operation to this
locality will cease with the close
of (he summer season.
Mr. Davis staled further that the
operating cost per mile for the
first month of scheduled operations
was $1,116, whereas the operating
cost per mile for the month of
.Tune was 87 cents a (Iron of almost
gers carried hv Piedmont during
the month of June totaled 4,046,
und 17,23!) pounds of mail, 17,660
pounds of express and 11,068
pounds of freight moved via Pied
mont during that month.
Since Inauguration of airline
service Piedmont has carried a to
tal of 0,418 revenue passengers,
and has floWa, 465,38!) revenue
miles. ' Gi'mj ,tfcr from Febru
ary through June totaled $474,470..
The Board of Directors of Pied
mont Aviation, Inc., is as follows:
T. H. Davis, president und trea
surer of Piedmont Aviation, R. S.
Northlngton, vice president, Pied
mont Aviation, M. F. Fare, secre
tary, Piedmont Aviation, R. D. Ha
ger, assistant to the president,
Piedmont Aviation, E. L. Davis,
president, Security Life & Trust
company, E. L. DaVis, Jr., presi
dent, Atlas Supply company, S.
Clay. Williams, chairmari of the
board of directors, R. J. Reynolds
Tobacco company, Thurmond Cha
tham, chairman of the board of di
rectors, Chatham Manufacturing
company, Elkin, Charles E. Nor
fleet, vice-president, Wuchovia
Bank & Trust company, Frank E.
Thompson, president, Thompson
Lynch 4 company, Raleigh.
Medical Society Meets
The Carteret County Medical so
ciety held its monthly meeting
last night at the Carteret County
Recreation center. '
Republican Landslide of
had two more years to run.
Later Mr, Wade resigned his pos
ition to become associated with the
Bank of Beaufort as cashier. Mr.
Wade had served as Clerk qf the
Court from 1006 to 1918. In 1922
he was elected Sheriff pf the coun
ty in which office he served for
Against T. Smith
Driving while intoxicated, a
charge against Thomas L. Smith,
of Tarboro, was dismissed yester
day in Morehead City mayor's
court when Smith testified from
the stand that he had not been in
liixicated, but had had a mild heart
The seizure came upon Smith
late Sundav night. July 22, while
driving across the Atlantic Beach
bridge, and he caused two minor
wrecks at 28lh and Arendell streets
before- he could come to a hall,
according to Officer Hubert Ful
cher who investigated.
Alvah Hamilton aid George Mc
Neill, lawyers for Smith, submitted
a number of affidavits vouching for
Smith's character and one from
Smith's doctor who confirmed his
testimony that he has -a heart con
dition. Three Negroes were brought into
court for being involved in fight.
Warren Hester and William Becton
were both found guilty of fighting,
while the case against Joseph Hes
ter was dismissed when he testi
fied he was trying to break up the
William Hines, also colored, tes
tified he was injured although he
was not a participant, claiming $10
in hospital bills and $4 50 for
Hester and Becton were ordered
to pay $27.25 apiece. Of the mo
ney, $14.50 will go to Hines and
the rest represents fines and pay
ment of court costs
Other cases tried were as follows-
Robert Dudley,- Negro, crea
ting a disturbance, $10 and costs;
Jesse Finch, trespassing, $25 and
costs; Dave Bell, drunk, 15 days
George Gibhs, drunk, 15 days in
jail; Charles Wickizer, drunk, $15
and costs; Noah Emery, drunk, $15
J. H. Reid, drunk, $15 and costs;
Charles Webb Willis, drunk and
disorderly, $20 and costs; Frank
Parker, drunk, $20 and costs.
William C. DuBose, charged with
driving without s license, did not
appear, forfeiting $23 bond.
Car Damaged Saturday
In Beaufort Collision
Approximately $100 damage was
caused to the car owned by Mrs.
Raymon Paul, Beaufort, when it
crashed into the Cole grocery store
at Marsh and Pine streets, Beau
fort, Saturday night.
The building was damaged, but
no -one was inlured. With Mrs.
Paul at the time was Francis At
kins, also of Beaufort.
In the election of 1916, Joe Mor
ris, of Atlantic, became register of
deeds, T. M. Thomas, Jr., of Beau
fort, secured the office of sheriff,
being reelected in 1918 and 1920.
S. P. Hanqock, who was defeated
by Mr. Thomas, had held the of
fice of sheriff for 16 year- C. D.
Jones, of Beaufort, took over the
William Davis, 21,
In Boat Accident
Hendricks House Pulls Da
vis From Water in Front
Of Inlet Inn
William Davis, 21, Beaufort ,il
recovering today in Morehead City
hospital from injuries received
shortly after 1 o'clock Sunday aft
ernoon when ho fell overboard
from a speedboat in front of the
Inlet Inn and was cut by the pro
pellor cf the boat as it passed over
Davis, with two companions,
Tom Potter and Hendricks House,
both of Beaufort, were cruising up
iind down the creek yn Potter's
boat when a sudden veering of
I he craft threw Davis, who had
been sitting in the bow, into the
Poller immediately slopped the
linM and the two youths waited
lor Davis to come up. In a mat
ter ol seconds, Davis' body float
ed to the top, and House, fully
clothed, dove into the water and
milled Davis, unconscious and
, bloody, to the boat
I On shore, the accident was wit
nessed by three onlookers, Miss
Jane Ilammersley, Steve Itainoff,
and John Havas, all of Beaufort.
Miss Ilammersley vainly tried to
i reach Dr. C. S. Maxwell, who lives
I in the vicinity, and Havas. after
: unsuccessfully trying to contact
Hie Morehead City hospital, called
liom the home of Miss Mattie Dun
can to W. E. Adair who rushed to
the scene with his ambulance.
While awaiting ,the ambulance,
House and an unidentified passer
by succesfully stopped the bleed
ing from an artery near Davis'
lett car by applying direct pres
kurc to the wound with a shirt
Davis' ear was Badly mangled inn
he had slashes ' over his bodyj
hands and face.
After being admitted to the hos
pital, Davis spent about two hours
on the operating tabic where his
car was saved by surgery.
The youth's condition has been
described by the hospital today as
"good" and he is expected to be
discharged in a week.
Davis, Sen of Mrs. L. C. Davis,
is a pre mod student at Wake For
est, and will be starting his Jun
ior year this fall.
Three Carteret Counlians
Enlist in Army. Air Force
Three Carteret countians recent
ly enlisted in the army, and U. S,
They are Ralph L. Styron, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Julian C. Styron.
Davis, Maurice W. Peterson, son of
Mr. and Mrs. II. W. Peterson, 210
Pollock street, Beaufort, and James
Howard Golden, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Claude Golden, route IIFD 1,
office of county treasurer, which ii '
now the office of county auditor,
from Ben Arrington. -t -
Three members of this group of
county official are alive today, T.
C. Wade, of this city, and D. IL
Lewis, and Sam Scott who both re
side in Beaufort"
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