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A Merger of THE BEAUFORT NEWS (Established 1912) and THE TWIN CITY TIMES (Established 1936)
38th YEAR NO. 27.
MOREHEAD CITY, AND BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1948
PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
To District Office
George McNeill, Morehead City
attorney, was elected second vice
president of the Fifth District Bar
association meeting Saturday at
Other officers for the coming
year are Henry A. Grady, Jr., New
Bern, president, Samuel B. Under
wood, Greenville, first vice-president,
Owen Rodman, New Bern,
secretary-treasurer, and Albion
Dunn, Greenville, national coun
selor. Mr. Rodman succeeds Mr.
McNeill as secretary-treasurer.
On the executive council, which
was re elected for the coming year,
is Claud Wheatly, Jr., Beaufort.
Resolutions of resnect for three
deceased members of the associa
tion were passed. These members
were Claud Wheatly. Sr., Beaufort.
A. B. Morris. Morehead City, and
David Clark, Greenville.
Principal speaker at the meeting
was Luther Hamilton, Morehead
City, superior court judge, whose
topic was the background of the U.
S. constitution. The other speaker
on the program was Edward Can
non, Raleigh, secretary of the State
Ear association, who reported on
the activities of the state organiza-
Travelers to West
The travelers have returned
Eight thousand one hundred
twenty-six miles without a flat tire
is the record Miss Lena Duncan,
IHTs. N. F. Eure, Toirfmy Eure and
Howard .Tones. Bpflllfnrt' Call-
jl fornia trippers, are boasting of to
day. - '?
They visited 23 state snd Can
ada In their five-week tour which
began fafurday, July 10. Main
purpose of the trip was to take
Mrs. Robert Poulk, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. N. F. Eure, and her
18-months-old son, Bobby, to San
Francisco where they boarded a
Navy transport for China.
Mrs. Poulk is joining her hus
band who is stationed in Nanking.
For a short while she and her son
will live in Shanghai until Mr.
Poulk, who is in the Navy, finds
quarters for them in Nanking.
They expect to be in China about
a year. The transport, loaded with
Navy wives, is expected to reach
its China port of destination about
The travelers took the southern
route to California, across Ten
nessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma. Tex
as, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado
and then California.
They visited the Grand Canyon,
Boulder Dam, saw Hoover dam,
and Yosemite National park. Of
course, they crossed the Mojave
desert, a trip made by night be
cause of the intense heat.
.. "Everyone travels across the
desert at night it seems," said Miss
Duncan," and as far as we could
eee along the highway there were
lights of moving automobiles.
When the moon was full, the de
sert was lovely."
They visited Lss Vegas too, and
jt's as wide open as they say it is,
remarked Miss Duncan. Roulette
wheels and gambling devices of
all sorts were in windows of shops
and practically' right on the street
One week wis' spent in San
Francisco and then the Eure auto,
See TRAVELERS Page g
Brash Fire Breaks Out
Again on Barkers Island
; The brush fire which consumed
acres of grass on Harkers Island
Wednesday broke out in the vici
nity of the old ferry landing again
Friday morning and was reported
to the Beaufort Fire department at
Although the fire covered the
entire Island, no damage was done I
to buildings. v . I
The cause of the blaze is un-l
determined but it was unofficially
reported that sparks from a fire!
started by a woman boiling clothes
tin a pot behind her home had igni
ted tht brush. i ';
i The fire department, with the
aid of several Harker'i Island re
' aidents, brought the fire under con
trol within an hour and the fire
truck returned to Beaufort at 1
p.m. ; " .
1 The very rapid Wcad of the
fire was due to the drv spell which
ended Saturday evening with the
uun stormy f t ; " .
Ensign Macon S. Snowden,
USN, of Beaufort, is one of the
officer and midshipman students
designated as Naval aviators at
a ceremony conducted by the
commanding officer recently at
the Naval Air station, Jackson
Ensign Snowden, the son of
Mrs. Helon McPherson Snowden,
of 131 Craven St., has received
his wings and will now be order
ed to duty with the United
Ensign and Mrs. Snowden, the
former Miss Evelyn Grass, of
Beaufort, will be enroute shortly
to their new place of assignment.
Home at Bettie
The severe electrical storm
which struck this area Saturday
night caused extensive damage to
the home of Roland Salter, Bettie.
A bolt of lightning struck the roof
near the chimney, tore off shing
les and caused the wiring to burn
out throughout tk house. ,
It IS believed that the" entire
house, will' have to be re-wired and
probably a new roof put on. Had
it not been for the type of shing
les used, the house probably
would have burned, Mrs. Salter re
The family was in the house at
the time, but none of them was
A bolt of lightning struck in the
middle of Front street, Beaufort,
in the vicinity of Beaufort theatre,
causing a woman to faint on the
street. She was revived and tak
en to a nearby automobile.
The current went off in Beau
fort at two separate times in the
area east of Crave street, and
otherwise no serious damage has
W. E. Adair, Undertaker,
W. E. Adair, Beaufort's under
taker, is building a 72 by 20 foot
warehouse at the rear of his pro
perty on Craven street.
The warehouse will be used to
store coffins and vaults which are
at present in two separate build
ings. It will also serve as a garage.
The building was obtained from
Camp Davis and brought here in
sections. Re-assembling and con
struction on a concrete block foun
dation began about 3 weeks ago.
The north end of the building,
used for the garage, will be equip
ped with two 8-foot sliding doors.
S. W. Morgan Dredges
Boat Slip on Inlet Isle
S. W. Morgan, New Bern, has
bean engaged during the p-st
month in dredging the boat slip
on Inlet Island from deep water
north about a half mile to the
Morehead City-Beaufort causeway.
The channel, about 8 feet deep, lies
about 100 feet- east of the Inlet
Mr. Morgan who says he be
lieves this section can be built into
one of the most important ports on
the Atlantic coast, operates his own
dredge, the Callie.
He owns a large portion of the
island and is carrying out plans for
laying out building lots with water
frontage. ' . , . .. , . ,
J. D. Eason. Beaufort,
Pays Speeding Fine
J. D. Eason, of Beaufort, paid $10
and costs yesterday afternoon in
Morehead City police court after
pleading, guilty to a charge of
speeding 50 miles per hour in -city
limits. . v. .". ,. , ;i
The cases of Willie Montague,
Negro, and his wife, Nellie Dudley,
were continued to next woek. Both
are charged with being drunk and
disorderly. - . .
Four Carcasses Remain
Afler Craven Street
Four murders were committed
at 128 Craven street. Beaufort,
early Wednesday morning, and the
Beaufort police department Rets
the credit for shooting the killer
before he could commit more
The criminal was a raccoon who
tilled four chickens in the coop
of Mrs. Louise Case at the Craven
street address between 12 mid
night and 2 a.m. Wednesday morn
ing, and in the process of elimina
ting the killer just about the whole
neighborhood was awakened.
Suspicions of Miss Sally Slanril,
1 neighbor, were aroused when
he heard at commotion in Mrs.
Case's chicken coop at midnight.
She tried to awake Mrs Case, but
to no avail. Miss Stancil then no
tified Mrs. Dee Fodrie, another
neighbor, who telephoned Mrs.
Case at 1 a. m.
Then Mrs. Case, thoroughly
aroused, went out and tried to
rescue her hens from the unwel
come visitor, although no one
knew for sure just what it was.
Guesses ranged from possum to a
No success had been attained by
2 o'clock, so Mrs. Case called the
p lice and Carlton Garner respond
ed. Garner and Mrs. Cafe then went
after the culprit which they now
realized was a coon. Some shots
were poured through the window
of th? coop and the coon left the
place in a hurry, but the two pur
suers kept on the trail. Garner
pumped a few more bullets into
the animal, but instead of falling
the coon merely licked its wounds.
"Finally," Mrs. Case remarked
later, "I took one look at those
dead thickens, and I got so mad
that J, picked P ou oot fence
rai! and Started beating the coon.
It Just wouldn't die."
A couple more shots and the
animal was done for. Garner fyred
seven shots in all.
It is believed that the raccoon en
t,rrii the rnon. which was closed
up and screened, through an open
ing used for ventilation, oeiween
the roof and the walls.
The dead animal vas about two
rr two and a half feet from-end
to end. and he tipped the scales
at 7 12 pounds.
This wasn't the first time the
coon visited Mrs. Case's chickens.
He was there twice last week, kill
ing a chicken each time. Three of
hie virtims this time were white
leghorns, all "goodlaying hens,"
and one Rhode Island Red.
rinps Mrs Case feel more at
ease now that the coon is dead?
Not on your life, because she
thinks there Is another one at
She's hoping Mr. Garner will
nffnr his assistance again in case
of necessity. Two college boys,
John Havas ana hteve Kainon,
uhn are living at Mrs. Case's and
arc -working this summer as re
porters on THE NEWS-TIMfcS,
mav Hp nf heln next time, but
Wednesday night they slept in
nocently through the whole thing.
Their room is several feet from
the hen coop.
Bine Narlin Escapes
Darcey Willis on Friday
Morehead City boatmen and
sportsmen groaned dismally as a
ship to shore radio announced at
noon Friday that the blue marlin
hooked four hours earlier had
broken the line and escaped.
The blue marlin, first hooked h
several years off this coast, took
the lure of Darcey Willis, Jr., fish
ing aboard the Dr. Nellis of this
port. The boat's radio kept shore
men advised of the fight. The,, big
fish was brought up to the boat
several times before freeing him
self. He was hooked about IS miles
southwest of Salter Path.
$305 Collected in Duke
Drive in This Area
A total of $305 was collected in
the Carteret-Jones-Onslow county
area for the first annual Duke Uni
versity Loyalty Fund drive accord
Ino tn an announcement today bv
Skinner A. Chalk, 1609 Shepard
5t Moreneaa city.
From Carteret. Jones and On
slow counties, Cities and towns the
nation over, contributions to the
Duke Royalty Fund amounted to
mnre than CI 12 000 and aurnassed
tha nricinal Goal nf Slflfl.OOO. Alum
ni' and friends 5,610 strong made
average ' gifts of slightly more
20 MCTI Students to Receive
Twenty Morehead City Technical
institute students will be graduat
ed Friday night in commencement
exercises at 8 o'clock in the More
head City high school auditorium.
Paul Mitchell, director of the
institute, has requested the pub
lic to attend the exercises and the
open house to be held at the in
stitute at the former Navy section
base from 2 to 5 in the afternoon.
Hosts will be students and fac
ulty members of MCTI.
Ir. Fnink P. Graham, president
of the University of North Caro
lina, will deliver the address to
Dean J. H. Lampe. of the School
o( F.ngineering, North Cirolina
State college, will present the cer
tificates and the invocation will
be given by the Rev. William Y.
Stewart, pastor of Core Creek
Invitations to the commence
ment exercises, bearing the seal
of North Carolina State college,
have been sent out recently by
eradicates to their" relatives and
From present indications, the
current shrimping season along
the central North Carolina coast
will equal that of 1945 when more
shrimp were taken by trawlers
than ever before in the state's his
tory, it was reported today.
That year the shrimping indus
try forged ahead of all other fish
eries in the state and 10 million
pounds, valued at $800,000, was,
ThcXshrimping fleet within the
past two weeks centered its-, op
erations in the Neuse river from
a location near Wilkinson Point
to the mouth of the river in Pam
Good catches were being made
also in the Rogue Inlet area Where
many shrimp were being taken,
but by a smaller fleet of boats.
Johnny Hemmcr, official pho
tographer for the State News bu
reau, has been on the coast this
week making a picture story of
The commercial fisheries com
mittee of the State Board of Con
servation and Development will
meet Thursday and Friday, Aug.
Z6 and 27 in the board room at the
section base. On Thursday oyster
men will be heard and on Friday,
Newly weds Furnished Their
Home at Millers in 1913
The Simmons block, which n
and the Busy Bee restaurant was
first occupied by the Miller Fnrn
in this building were considered t
By F, C. Salisbury
If you were a newlywed ready
to furnish your "love nest" or if
you were just in need of a new
piece of furniture for your home,
and were out shopping 35 years
ago, you no doubt were attracted
by the display of household fur
nishings as shown in the store of
the J. D. Miller Furniture company
in this city.' . - ,
Atlantic Hotel - Victim of the Sea
When Aug. 18 rolls around many
ol Beaufort's oldtimers recall the
storm of '79 when wind, wave, and
rain staged a rough partv which
left the Carteret coast desolate.
Among these oldtimers are Capt.
Isaac Noe, of Moore street, .1. W.
Mason, of Marsh street, II. C.
Jones, Oueen street, Mrs. Carrie
Noreom and Charles ('arrow, both
of Craven streets, Beaufort.
Mr Carrow says that he distinct
ly remembers as a lad coming into
Beaufort from his home on the
New Bern road and looking at the
debris left by the storm, especially
the foundations of the old Atlantic
hotel, pictured above, which was
swept away during the early morn
ing hours of that fateful day.
The afternoon of the 17th Mr.
Carrow said that he was with his
father in their corn field and his
father commented that the stand
Opening Date oi School
Remains at Sept. 2
No date other than the orig
inal opening date of school,
Sept. 2, has been set, II. L. Jos
lyn, superintendent of schools,
stated yesterday. Rumors that
school will open later are with
out foundation at present.
There is a possibility of
school opening later, due to the
polio epidemic, but before this
decision is reached there will
be a meeting of the health board
to consider the proposition.
Opening school later next
month would mean an extension
of school in the spring.
w houses the Hotel Fort Macon
built some 35 years ago and was
Mure store. Their display rooms
he most up-to-date of any in Car-
, This concern, which ' was a
branch of the J. D. Furniture Com
pany of New Bern, was located in
the Store space which is now the
lobby of the Hotel Fort Macon. R.
S Dowdy, who at that7 time was
ing in New Rem and had been
associated with this firm for 15
years was sent here as manager
of the store.
' From that time down until a few
Sea MILLERS Paga 8
: . -aaVaBBaJta ,
of corn was the best he had ever
i;,ised The next morning the
stalks were lying flat, beaten into
the mud, the crop ruined.
The storm claimed two lives in
Beaufort alone. Many of the build
ings along Front street were wash
cd awav and many n boat that had
been on the waterfront the after
noon of the 17th was carried by
the water as far as Ann street.
Other debris from the storm even
littered Broad street.
IMIess it was the storm of 1933,
no attack bv the ocean and wind
since 187!) has equalled the terror
filled night that heralded the dawn
of Aug. 18. Since that time man
made obstacles have been put in
the way of "Ole debbll Sea" and
the "hurricane season" omes and
goes, bringing with it Jittle need
for fear on the part oL Beaufort
Stanley Woodland Conducts
Morehead City Rotary'' Clob
Meeting Thursday Night
Stanley Woodland, cliairman of
the aims and objects committee,
Moichcad City Hotary club, con
ducted the weeklv Rotary club
meeting Thursday at the Hotel Fort
Macon, describing the spheres of
activity of the various committees
"The service co.-m.-r-'.ces are the
backbone of the organization of Ro
tary and provide the machinery
(or thr operation of programs of
woik of all Rotary organizations
that comprise Rotary Internation
al," Mr. Woodland explained.
He emphasized the fact that
through the active and planned ef
forts of the Vocational Service
committee, the Community Service
conr.nittee, the International Ser
vice committee and the Youth Ser
vice committee, a balanced and
well-rounded effort to work for the
good of any community could be
carried to a successful conclusion.
The opportunity to serve,
through Rotary, any phase of com-,
munal activity is the privilege of
all Rotarians, Mr. Woodland re
marked. The principle under
which Rotary was founded and un
der which it has developed as an
international organization is that
of service through fellowship. This
is carried out in each individual
organization through the policy of
establishing memberships compris
ing one representative from each
of the communities in which Ro
tary is active.
Through this medium as wide
a range and scope of interest is as
sured and it is the object also to
spread throughout each such clas
sification in each Rotary organiza
tion the ideals and principles of
Rotary, declared the speaker.
Through this means also, the ser
vices of the largest possible1 cross
section of each community are
secured in carrying out the pro
jects under each of the committee
Tuesday, August 17
6:37 AM 12:53 AM
6:56 PM 12:47 PM
Wednesday, August IS
8:22 AM 1:34 AM
7:39 PM 1:31 PM
Thursday, August 19
8:03 AM 2:09 AM
8:18 PM 2:12 PM
Friday, August 20
8:40 AM 2:43 AM
8:50 PM 2:50 PM
Rotary district governor, Jean
Patrick Booth was a guest of the
Beaufort Rotary club Tuesday eve
ning at their regular dinner meet
ing in the Inlet Inn. Beaufort.
Governor Booth spoke informal
!y of some of his experiences while
attending (he International Rotary
assembly at Quebec, Canada last
April and May.
lie told the local Rotarians of a
monument to Generals Montc:ilm
and Wolfe, who commanded op
posing armies for the battle of
Quebec during the American re
volution, and were both killed in
the battle. He quoted the inscrip
tion on the monument, "Their
courage gave them the same fate,
histcry gave them the same name,
and posterity, the same monu
ment." Governor Booth stated that spi
ritualistic progress has not kept
pace with materialistic progress
He explained that "materialistic
ogress cannot solve the pro
blems of the world alone, spiritual
islic progress is also needed."
"Military preparedness is neces
sary," he said, "but it needs a
supplement of educational and
Mr. Booth closed his address by
repeating the Rotary Four-Way
Test of business, "Is it true, is it
fair, is it beneficial to both parties
and will it build friendship."
"The closer we come to each
other," he said, "the closer we
will be to becoming brothers."
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Post 46 Conducts
The present membership of
Morehead City American Legion
Post No. 46 is expected to increase
to 400 by the time the current
membership drive closes, Skinner
Chalk, Jr., chairman of the drive,
If the roll grows as it has been
the past seycral days he has hopes
of concluding the drive within a
month, several weeks prior to the
closing of the national drive
which is Armistice Day. Nov. 11.
The membership campaign offic
ial lv oncned yesterday.
Membership applications may be
made at any of the following plac
es in Morehead City: the city hall,
Ream's Market, Chalk and Gibbs,
the ABC store, the bank, Leary's,
and the Chamber of Commerce of
fice. Mr. Chalk pointed out that the
Leeion is the largest veterans or
ganization. Men still in the serv
ice arc eligible as long as they
served in World War II. Dues are
$3 annually. ,
Assisting Mr. Chalk in the mem
bership drive are W. C. Carlton,
commander of the post, and Ethan
S. Davis. Number of veterans in
Post 46 at present is 275.
At Friday night's monthly meet
ing at the American Legion hut
the veterans set aside $100 to send
to boys to Boys' State next year.
rarmers Urged to Report
Practices Under ACP
Farmers of Carteret county are
again reminded that they have un
til Sept. 1 to report any practices
carried out to date under the 1948
agricultural conservation program.
B. J. May, PMA administrator,
has announced that all money al
lotted to farmers in the county not
reported will be placed in a county
pool to be assigned to any farmers
who are planning to carry on ap
proved conservation practices for
the remainder of the year.
Mr. May states that farmers
should bear in mind that after
Sept. 1 no practice can be paid for
unless it is reported to the county
PMA office and approved before
actually being carried out.
Error In Names
In THE NEWS-TIMES of Fri
day, Aug. 13, there appeared a
story in which it was stated that
Walter Moore was acquitted oi
charges of drunk driving, reckless
and careless driving, i nd being in
volved in a motor vjnic ie accident.
The man acqn'ttud was not Walter
Moore, of Bobufor:, Lut Walter
Moora Yeomans i f Harkers Island.
To Begin Aug. 19
Sales Expecied lo Fall Short
Of Lasi Year's 449,762,
Marketing of the 1948 cron oi
flue-cured tobacco moves another
step forward Thursday, Aug. 19,
when auctions begin in the Kaslern
North Carolina belt. This is about
one week earlier than selling be
gan the previous year, when Aug
ust 25 was opening day.
The United States and North Ca
rolina Departments of Agriculture
report that because of an approxi
mate 28 per cent reduction in the
overall fluecured acreage, sales
are expected to fall far short of the
44i, 702, 4!)1 pounds sold for pro
ducers in this belt the foregoing
year. These sales averaged $43.48
per hundred. The U. S Cron Re
porting board estimated, as of Aug.
1. the 1!)48 cron of Tvpe 12 tobacco
to be 335,160,000 pounds, or around
131 .million pounds under the re
cord harvest of 1!47, and the small
est crop since 1043. Output of all
flue-cured types this year was in'
dicated to be 1 .005,007,000 poinds
almost 312 12 million pounds
less when compared with the year
Production of the crop got off to
a pood start. Plants were plenti
ful and sufficient moisture was res
ponsible for very good stands in
most fields However, during the
latter part of June and most of
July, hot and dry conditions hasten
ed maturity and reduced the yield.
The yield per acre is estimated to
be less than last year in spite of
the fact that plants were set closer
together and fertilized heavily. Re
cent rains have resulted in a good
recovery in some sections and the
crop took bn "new growth" in
Loan rates of the- Commodity
Credit corporation have been in
creased in most instances from
$1.00 to $8.00 per hundred; how
ever, rates for some grades, mostly
lower qualities, remain unchanged.
The grade price loan rates for flue
cured tobacco average 43.9 cents
per pound, which is 00 per cent of
the June 15 parity price. The loan
rates for "tied" offerings range
from $9.00 for nondescript to $70.
00 for choice lemon wrappers. Re
ceipts of the Flue-cured Tobacco
Stabilization corporation last sea
son of Eastern North Carolina
markets amounted to 45,028,000
pounds, or 10.2 per cent of net
The rate of sales will be 400 bas
kets per hour per set of buyers and
each market will be permitted to
sell five hours each sales day.
Maximum weight per basket is li
mited to 250 pounds, with a tole
rance of 50 pounds to help elimi
nate a large number of small bas
kets, j.,, ...
Federal Tobacco Inspection and
Market News services will be , in
effect on all markets. Market news
information also will be issued
daily and weekly through the faci
lities of press and radio. The daily
price reports which show both the
current auction bid averages and
advance prices by U. S. Grades,
should bo obtained from tobacco
inspectors at the warehouses.
James Walker Hospital
Has No More Vacancies
Tor County Polio Patients
The county health office has
been notified to inform all doctors
in the county that James Walker1
hospital, Wilmington, is filled to
capacity with polio patients and
that in the future patients from
Carteret county should be sent to
Duke hospital, Durham, Rex and
St Agnes hospitals, Raleigh.
To send patients to these hos
pitals the doctors must first get
permission, Dr. Ennett reported.
Duke hospital takes both whiU)
and Negro patients. St. Agnes hos
pital is for colored patients, nh;.
The five Carteret county chlldr
ren stricken with infantile par
Ivsis and who are now in James
Walker, Wilmington, are reported
to be in good condition. Dr. En
nett said today that they probably
will not be discharged until their
treatments are completed.
Firemen Answer Call
At 7:30 Sunday Morning. J
Morehead City firemen were call
ed out at 7:30 Sunday morning to
extinguish live .it the home of LI
B. Jenkins on Evans street between'
20th and 30'h ' '
The fire, wbith i believed to
have originated from a short cir
cuit, caused little dair.'.pn Wood
work was scorched and the wiring
damaged. ... '