CARTE RET COUNTY
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A Merger oi THE BEAUFC3T NEWS (Established 1912) and THE TWIN CITY TMES (Established 1936)
38th YEAR NO. 33.
MOREHEAD CITY, AND BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1948
' PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS)
Restraining Orde r Dissolved in Case
Against Sheriff, Madix Officials
large Crowds Patronize
County's Vacation Spots
Over Labor Day Weekend
Visitors swarmed to Carteret
county's beaches over the weekend,
taking a final fling before school
and fall weather begins. Although
some of the coast's finest weather
comes during September and Oc
tober, the Labor Day weekend
capped a big summer with even
With the wane of the polio epi
demic youngsters of all ages came
with their parents Friday and Sat
urday to enjoy the surf at Atlantic
Beach and Fort Macon. Hotels
reported capacity crowds, cafes
termed it a "very good" weekend,
and fishing camps along the Beau-fort-Morehead
City causeway were
crowded to overflowing.
Saturday night's crowd at the
dog track broke all records with
more admissions paid and more
cash going through the pari mutuel
windows than in any one night
since its opening.
Water events held a major share
, of the spotlight with the big three
day regatta holding top interest
among local boatmen. The Tar
Heels Afloat cruise, the first of
its kind, took place this weekend.
Those making the cruise were en
tertained here by Morehead City
Yacht basin Saturday night.
Weekend weather wasn't of the
brightest. The skies were over
cast for the most part with light
: rains falling during the night and
at about 8 o'clock yesterday morn
ing. Highest temperature was record
ed Sunday, 83 jlegrees. Friday's
f higff was 82 ,and Saturday's 83.
Minimum lor' die weekend' was 67
degrees on Friday.
Police reported a quiet week
end, locked up "a couple drunks,
that's all." A still was raided Sun
day morning near Beaufort but no
arrests made, and a minor acci
dent involving a bus and several
cars occurred on Bridges street,
' Morehead City, Saturday night. By
the time police got there, they
.. said, there was no evidence of an
Most of the stores were closed,
the last holiday they will have be
fore Thanksgiving. Banks and
postoff ices were closed but will
ihserve usual hours again today.
lCO-Gallon Still Found in Woods
3-4 1-Iile From Lennoxville Road
By Ruth Peeling
It was grey and cloudy Sunday
morning I noted sleepily , as I
heard a phone ringing at 6:30 a.
m. Marshall M. Ayscue, Alcoholic
Beverage Control officer was at
the other end of the line.
"We got a still out here not far
from town. Deputy Sheriff Thom
as wants to know if you'd like to
see it." . .
I said sure and told Mr. Ayscue
I'd meet him in 20 monutes on
Lennoxville road. f ,
Dragging out an old shirt, boots,
dungarees and doing everything
backwards, it seemed, I finally got
off and found Mr. Ayscue parked
in front of Safrit's sawmill office.
I climbed in his car and almost
: immediately we turned into a
' large field, followed 'a sort of i
, road for a couple hundred feet
1 then took off right through grass
as high as the roof of the car. At
,Jhe edge of the woods we stop
' ped, left the car and began what
turned out to be about a five-minute
Walk. 'VV,,' ;
There was somewhat of a path,
, but it was, overgrown with briars
and tangleweed. Wet bushes slap
fed at us, dead limbs poked at
our legs, and occasionally a piece
of barbed wire, probably intended
to mark some property line, trip
ped Us up.
Suddenly, Mr. Ayscue said,
"There it is!" I looked over my
shoulder to the left and less than
10 feet away was the stiU. Deputy
. Sheriff Thomas was , sitting there
.! waiting for ua. , : ' -
. It was a 100 gallon rig well
-.( built, new, hadn't run more than
- about twice, the, officers said. In
a large wooden bos about 8 feet
f square was a whitish brown mess
' p covered with gnats, dirt and leaves.
; "That's the mash," said Jtfr.
; Ayscue, "Put your hand in it and
t feel how wam it is. I did, break
ing the brown, bumpy film on top
Ko the liquid and, indeed, it was
: warm. It was inconceivable to me
600 Indndees Register
During First Six Days
Over 600 Carteret county men
had registered under the selec
tive service act through Satur
day, Wiley Taylor, county draft
board chairman, declared yes
terday. There was no registra
tion yesterday, Labor Day.
The offices in both Newport
and Atlantic were closed after
Saturday's registration, and all
county ' men not yet registered
must sign np either at the post
office building, Morehead City,
or the American Legion hut,
Mr. Taylor is still asking that
men register as soon as possible
regardless of age. He also ex
tends a request for volunteers
to help out at the draft board
Air Mail Labels
Made for Parcels
Air parcel post stickers, printed
in red, white, and blue and bear
ing the likeness of a winged pack
age withthe earth's globe under
neath will soon be available with
out cost at local postoffices, it
was announced today. These stick
ers should be used on outgoing
air parcel post packages.
Harold W. Webb, Morehead
City postmaster, pointed out that
air parcel post packages will re
ceive the same particular consi
deration shown air mail in rout
step delivery will be given to air
ing. In addition, identical door
parcel post as is afforded other
forms of mail, making the air
borne mail service unique In every
YesptC, ;i, .
"With a scheduled plane taking
off or landing within the United
States on an average of every
seven seconds around the clock,
and an overseas-bouund plane
leaving our borders every 30 min
utes, we stand ready to give our
patrons the fastest parcel post
service offered anywhere," Post
master Webb said.
While international air parcel
post service has been available
from the United 'States and its
possessions for several months,
domestic airborne service is be
ing launched for the first time in
that such stuff was used to make
a liquid that people would take
inside of them.
I commented on the dirt and
Mr. Ayscue laughed and said,
"Why this Is a clean outfit. You
ought to see some of them that
have been operating six and eight
months that are hidden back in
swamp and woods where we have
to walk four and five miles to get
to 'em." .
By this time Chief of Police L.
B. Willis and Robert Safrit who
had been informed a still was
found, showed up. Mr. Ayscue
showed how a flame, thrower was
used to heat the brlcked-up boiler
where steam was made. The steam
was then shot through three large
barrels in which mash was placed
and then the whisky put through a
copper worm inside another abrrel
filled with cold water. The finish
ed product ran out at the other
end where Mr. Thomas was sitting
with quart, jar of what looked
like water. , ' .
"Here, smell this," he said, shov
ing it under my nose.
My comment was, "UghV
"What's the matter?" he asked
laughing. "That's good whisky."
Then he poured it out on the
ground and heaved the jar against
a tree. In a couple minutes I soon
learned , that it takes brawn be
sides brain to be a law 'enforce
ment officer ,
; Mr. Ayscue began at the "fur
nace" and with a sledge hammer
knocked the thing to pieces. Mr.
Thomas beat at the barrela and lo
and behold, the head of his ham
mer broke off. With an axe the
large wooden box holding the
warm, fermenting mash was de
molished and the mash flowed in
a swishing stream, all over the
ground.'?,.'-' , . .V ,'
Some of the other men helped
to "de-commission" the, heavy bar
rels, Mr. Thomas removed the
; ... See STILL Fag .
The temporary restraining order
issued in behalf of Grady Ward
Price, Plymouth, against Sheriff C.
G. Holland and officials of Madix
Asphalt Roofing corporation aid
Southern Felt Corporation, has
been dissolved . as a result of a
hearing Friday morning at the
Nash county court house, Nash:
However, the civil suit, request
ing $50,000 in damages, will be
heard in superior court within the
next several months, according to
attorneys for the plaintiff.
At the hearing Mr. Price moved
that the restraining order be dis
solved because he was no longer
living or working in Carteret coun
ty, has no property there, and did
not need the protection of a court
order. Walter J. Bone, presiding
judge, granted the motion.
The restraining order was the
outgrowth of alleged action on the
part of the defendants to threaten
and intimidate the plaintiff, burn
his automobile, damage his trailer
home, threaten his wife and baby
and run him out of Carteret county
because of his union activity while
an employee of the Madix corpora
tion. Besides the sheriff, other d -n-dants
in the action are C. C. Brew
en, president of Madix Roofing cor
poration, Ed Parker, Glenn Rose,
and W. C. Carlton, supervisors of
the two corporations.
Present at the session Friday
morning were attornevs for the de
fendant, Claud Wheatly, Jr.,
George McNeill, and J. F. Duncan,
Sheriff Holland, defendant, Mr.
Price, plaintiff, and R. S. Cahoon,
Tells of Trip
Oa Oater Banks
A visitor to Beaufort, Miss Ade
laide Dear, of Jersey City, N. J.,
returned home this summer by way
of Ocracoke, Hatteras, and Man
teo. Because this trip is not usual
ly taken by tourists and involves
a bit of stamina and patience on
the part of the traveler. Miss Dear
has kindly written the following
account of her trip for THE NEWS
TIMES: I started on njy trip by taking
the bus from Beaufort to Atlantic,
and I enjoyed passing thru the
towns whose names I had heard
so often, Otway, Davis, Smyrna,
At Atlantic the boat to take us
over to Ocracoke was waiting, so
we ail got on board where we had
to wait about one half hour more
for the mail to be put on the boat.
This boat was surprisingly small
to me. Mail and baggage was put
down in front of the boat where
one might expect to find a cabin.
The cabin for passengers was in
the back of the boat, and on top
of that we sat on two benches run
ning the length of the cabin; there
were 6 people on each bench,
which just about filled them. It
was pleasanter to be outside during
this trip from 1:30 to 5 p.m. than
to be in the cabin, even tho it was
somewhaf rough and rained a little
so that we needed the canvas cover
and sides that protected us from
It was fun to Watch the mail be
taken off the boat. A man poling
a rowboat came from a little island
and drew up beside our boat. The
mail bag was tossed to him, and
off he went and on we went. This
happened twice. ,
At Ocracoke I was met by the
hotel manager who took his guests
and several other passengers to the
hotel in a sort of little truck; we
see VISITOR Page 5
Atlantic Man Becomes
One of the 47 new state highway
patrolmen sworn irt recently at Ra
leigh was N. H. Robinson, Atlantic,
who ha been assigned to Cove
City. Patrolman Robinson will
serve under Capt. Lester Jones in
tropp A with headquarters at
Mr. Robinson was graduated with
the other men from a six-week
highway patrol training school at
Chapel Hill. At the graduation
ceremonies the speakers were Gov
ernor Cherry, Motor-Vehicle Com
missioner L. C. Rosser, and High
way Patrol Commander H. J. Hat
cher. V v '.
Troop A, having more existing
vacacies than any other troop re,
celved 17 of the new patrolman,
troop B 13,' troop C eight, and
troop to Savon.
Planning Begins on Large Fishing Pier
Do Yon Know the County
Meet Neal Chadwlck, fire war
den under the state forest pro
tection program who lives at
Harlowe. The other county fire
wardens, including the one who
lives in your locality, are pic
tured on the
first page of
the second sec
tion Of this is
sue with more
stories and pic
tures on wbrk
of, the State
Board of Con
D c velopment's
division of for
State foresters and rangers
are gathering today at Harkers
ledge on Harkers Island for a
three-day training program. Fur
ther information on this session
appears in the second section of
To Attend Meeting
Dr. W. L. Woodard, president
of the Beaufort Chamber of Com
merce and Dan L. Walker, man
ager, will leave Saturday to at
tend the annual convention of the
North Carolina Association of
Chamber of Commerce executives
They will drive to Sylva, meet
ing Charles L. McC.ullers, execu
tive secretary of the Kinston
Chamber of Commerce, enroutc.
The convention will continue
through Tuesday of next week.
Robert G. Lowe, secretary of
the Morehead City Chamber of
Commerce is serving on the at
tendance committee for .the con
vention. Beaufort chamber of commerce
has been granted its certificate of
incorporation and the charter it
expected to arrive in- the near fu
ture.. Mr. Walker is located now
in the chamber of conimerce of
fice in the town hall, phone ($4-1.
Gny Taylor Serves Aboard
Outstanding Naval Cruiser
Guy H. Taylor, fireman, USN, of
206 Marsh st., Beaufort, is serving
aboard the light cruiser USS Pro
vidence which has just been award
ed the Battle Efficiency Pennant
and "E" for her general excellence
throughout the fiscal year July 1,
1947 to Ju)y 1, 1948. His ship was
the only light cruiser so honored
in the entire U. S. Navy. ,
In ceremonies held aboard the
Providence in Norfolk, Va., Vice
Admiral L. D. McCormick, USN,
Commander, Battleships Cruisers,
Atlantic Fleet, presented the Battle
Efficiency Pennant to Capt. H. D.
Krick, USN, Commanding Officer
of the cruiser. , In addition, the
Providence was awarded the "Mar
jorie Sterrett Prize" for the Atlan
tic Fleet. This prize is given to
only one ship in each ocean fleet
which has won the Battle Efficien
cy Pennant and is considered
worthy of this additional award.
This is the most coveted honor of
the peacetime Navy.
Judge Hamilton Presides
This Week at New Bern
Judge Luther Hamilton, More
head City, is presiding over the
term of superior court which opens
this , morning at New Bern and
will continue throughout the week.
He replaces Judge J. Paul Frizzelle,
who was scheduled to preside. '
According to court assignments
made by Gov. R. Gregg Cherry last,
week, Judge Hamilton will preside
at a two-week civil term in Craven
county beginning Oct. 4 and a two
week civil term at Durham,' Oct. 18.
The next term of Carteret county
superior court will open Monday,
Oct. 11. -, j:.,
StjL Louis L Purer Serves
As Motor Sergeant in Jajia
WITH THE EIGHTH ARMY IN
SENDAI, Japan, Sergeant Louis
E. Piver, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Plver, of Beaufort, Is now serving
as a motor sergeant with the Kaato
Military Government region, lock
ted on Northern Honshu island. :
i Under the new army career plan,
Piver's title has been changed from
staff sergeant to that of sergeant
This does not constitute a change
In his pay or allowances nor does
it constitute a -reduction in gnp,
As an outgrowth of the public
hearing on the state's oyster pro
gram here several weeks ago, a
temporary restraining order has
been issued at the request of the
State Board of Conservation and
Development to make the Hodges
Oyster company of Belhaven com
ply with the state regulation on
oyster shell planting.
The restraining order was issued
last week by Seventh District Resi
dent Judge W. C. Harris. Whether
the order will be made permanent
will depend on a hearing set for
noon, Friday. Sept. 17, in .Wake
County superior court.
Assistant Atty.-Gen. Hughes .1.
Rhodes filed the action in the
ir.me of the State Board of
Conservation and Development and
R. Bruce Etheridge, directoT of the
The temporary order issued by
Judge Harris requires the Hodges
company to see that half of the
oyster shells it handles are planted
again, as required by the e-yster re
habilitation act passed last year.
Other oystermen had threatened
to disrecard the act unless they
comply, Rhodes asserted.
The Hodges company is operated
See ORDER Page 6
Church Magazine Pays Tribute
To Beaufort's "Miss Lottie"
Miss Lottie Sanders,' beloved
MMmber wKKteaehec v-4,f AnibbJci-bell .and half,' Episcopa
Street Method!) church; ws ho
nored tf an article appearing in
the latest Issue of the Christian
Advocate, official magazine of the
North Carolina and western North
Carolina conferences of the Me
Appearing with the article,
which was written by one J. G.
Phillips and appears, below, was
a picture of Miss Lottie. '
"Miss Lottie's Church
"What church do you go to,
Three-year-old Lonnie: "Miss
To many a Beaufort youngster
cradled in the Cradle Rolf by
"Miss Lottie" Sanders before he
was old enough to distinguish his
mother's face from others around
him, Ann Street Methodist church
was first "Miss Lottie's church."
To the previous generation in the
same way it was "Miss Lilla's."
For almost SO years the first con
tact out of the home for Methodist
children in Beaufort has been
with one or the other of these
ladies in the Primary Department
of the Sunday school. '
Miss Lilla," Mrs. H. H. Willis,
born in 1843, was definitely of
the old school. Her early life
dated back to the days of slavery,
to a time when the harbor was
filled with sails, to travel by
stage, and to the time when new
ministers arrived by horse and
buggy, sometimes covering several
hundred miles en route. One
entered Sunday school in those
days by ticket "Certificate of
Admission" entitling the hold
er "to all the privileges of said
Sunday school during punctual
attendance and good behavior."
"Miss Lilla" did not join the
church until 1858, and then with
family sentiment against it Episcopalian-Quaker
proved the hard way, yet as with
things obtained the hard way, it
was correspondingly precious to
her. "Mother of all churches for
within her walls I received the
new birth," she wrote in her lat
After joining the church, "Miss
Lilla" was active in it except for
a few years when she lived else
where. The Primary Department,
organized at the. end of the last
century, became her field early in
the new century. . .
"Miss Lottie" is a more color
ful - character and .has interests
that "Mis Lilla" 'In her day might
have; considered frivolous ' but
tiiaes, ; have changed. -As 1 With
"Mid 1 Lilla," no one ever ques
tions , the fact that her church
comes firsts Fall means a trip to;
Raleigh to Taylor's or Boylan-'
Pearce's, a new outfit, then Con
ference, and the season is proper
ly open. ':'' -v ;
; As the Bible exhorts, "Miss Lot
tie" is finstant in season and out."
She watches for a new baby to
add . to her Roll unbecomingly
toon after the marriage vows have
1,200-Foot Wharf Proposed
For Money Island Beach
Application for permission to
construct a sports fishermen's pier
1,200 feet out into the ocean from
Money Island beach has been filed
with the corps of engineers, Wil
mington, it was announced today.
If there are no objections to
this work from the standpoint of
navigation or from any other
sources, construction will begin
within the next two or three
months, according to M. F. Cou
rie, of Money Island beach.
The pier, expected to cost from
$75,000 to $100,000 will be built
by Sportsmans Pier, Inc., Atlan
tic Beach. In addition to Mr.
C'ourie and A. S, Scott, of Kin
ston, other interests in the enter
prise will be local.
Each fisherman will pay to use
the pier which is expected to be
ready for use next summer.
Plans for the construction,
which may he seen at the Beau
fort and Morehead City postof
fices, call for an open pile timber
deck structure, 20 feet wide with
a 100-foot tee at the outer end,
extending out into the ocean 1,
200 feet from the high water line.
The elevation of the deck will be
20 feet above mean high water.
Objections to the proposed
work, if any, wi.ll be received at
the office of the district engineer,
Col. II. R. Cole, Wilmington, un
til Monday, Sept. 13.
been., spoken, and , with borderline
llaivMethodist er Baptist-Methodist
of which the town is full,
she keeps her ear to the ground,
seizes every advantage to get each
one on her Cradle Roll; is some
times accused of sending gifts
with ulterior motives, but since
it all concerns the Kingdom (or
the Methodist Church tq her) no
"Miss' Lottie" is not so strong
as she once was. Now she must
carry on with the help of medical
treatments and a daily pill. The
day before "Commotion Day" in
September, she says she has to
take two, but the children are
never allowed to suspect it. "Com
motion Day" it is, too! It is a day
for the children rather than an
occasion to satisfy any vanity of
"Miss Lottie's." Everyone has a
piece or song even though he is
so small he must stand on a bench
to be heard and perhaps have his
mother's arm around him for sup
port, or even, paralyzed with the
importance of the occasion, he
may never be heard.
The subject of raillery from all
denominations because she talks
so much about her church and
Sunday school, "Miss Lottie" re
torts to the effect that she in
tends to talk about them as long
as she lives. She laughs much,
jokes about many things, but in
a solemn moment she will tell
you that she regards her Sunday
school work as a divine appoint
ment which she dares not lay
down. Then follows the story:
Back In the early , 1920's, little
Annis Doane was desperately ill
of typhoid, fever from which she
recovered slmost as though by a
miracle. That Christmas, in grati
tude, the father gave "Miss Lil
la" $25 for the children's Christ
mas tree. "Miss Lilla," then
around 80, called in "Miss Lottie"
to help, spend it. That was a busy
day at Potter's Emporium, the
only store that sold toys. 'Miss
Lottie" fell in love with her job
as sort of assistant Santa Claus,
grew ' interested in the primary
group, and from then on worked
with "Miss Lilla."
In January, 1924, "Miss Lilla"
fell end broke her hip and one
arm. When she understood the
extent of her injuries, she sent
for "Miss Lottie." Matter-of-fact-ly.
without making. any bid for
sympathy, she announced, "I feel
my active days in the Sunday
school are) ever, I have prayed
about the work and the Lord has
directed me to let my mantle fall
on your shoulders." "Miss Lot
tie" was astounded and humbled
but lelt she could not refuse. Be
ginning with two workers and 12
Children, the department now oc
cupies four rooms of the education-
building and has an enroll
ment" of 125. "Miss Lottie's"
dhurch has grownl
Wednesday Track Take
Earmarked for Polio Fund
Net proceeds from the dog
track tomorrow night will be
given to the county infantile
paralysis fund, Paul Cleland,
general manager of the track,
' Several weeks ago contribu
tions for the local fund were
obtained by taking a collection
at the track between the sev
enth and eighth races. Amount
collected totaled $380.
Ralph McDonald. Winston
Salem educator and civic lead
er, has been appointed North
Carolina state chairman of (he
March of Dimes, officials reveal
ed today. The 1949 appeal will
take place from Jan. 14 to Jam
Assault Case Sent
To County Court
At a special hearing Friday At
crnoon Mayor George W. Dill re
ferred an assault with deadly
weapon case to recorder's court,
D. P. Poe and Robert Dudley,
colored, were arrested Thursday
night at the Edgewatcr hotel,
Morehead City, by Officer Herbert
Griffin following a cutting fracas.
Dudley had a slash in his shoul
der inflicted by Poe who broke
his knife during the cutting, Chief
of Police E. J. Willis reported.
Officers said both men were drunk.
They were taken to the county jail
in Beaufort. ,
There was no court yesterday
afternoon in Morehead City. s It
will be held at 2 o'clock this aft
ernoon in the mayor's office in the
Fish Modeling Work Discontinued
At Fisheries Biological Station
Stale Beer Tax Receipts
Total $553,108 Id August
RALEIGH, Sept. 7. Beer taxes
collected bv the State during Aug
ust totaled 5553,108, the State De
partment of Revenue reported to
day. Ajgust collections sent State
beer tax receipts for the first eight
month, of the year to $3,674,751.
Half of the State receipts will go
to counties and municipalities in
which beer is licensed to be sold.
The figures do not include local
and Federal taxes levied on beer
IN the first seven months of this
year, the State collected a total of
$3,121.64.80 in beer taxes, an
amount exceeding the entire year's
collection in 1943 and 1944, when
the annual totals ,were $2,773,963
snd $2,936,547, respectively. Col
lections last year, when the State
beer tax was doubled, totaled $6,
419,975. These figures do not include li
cense or sales taxes paid on beer.
Present sales report Indicate
that nore than $3,000,000 will be'
distributed next fall to towns and
counties by the State, which re
turns half of the beer taxes to
localities in which beer Is licensed
to be sold. The tax year will end
on September 31. Cities and coun
ties that do not license beer will
not share in the distribution.
These counties, and their mu
nicipalities, that have voted out
legal beer this year will share on
the basis of the number of months
in which they permitted legal beer
sales after last September 31.
Tuesday, Sept 7
11:09 a.m. 4:51 a.m.
11:26 p.m. 5:33 p.m.
' 'Wednesday, Sept.
12 noon 5:39 a.m.
12 midnight ' 6:31 p.m.
Tharsday, Sept. 9
12:17 a.m. 6:30 a.m.
12:51 p.m. k - 7:30 p.m.
Friday. Sept. 16
1!10 ajn. 7:25 a.nt.
1:4 p.m. . V 8:33 PJD.
On Opening Date
Of County Schools
Health Officer, School Sup
Change of Oct. 1 Date
II. L. Joslyn, superintendent of
county schools, conferred with Dr.
N. Thoams Knnctt, county health
nfficer, at the local health office
Saturday morning about the possi
bility of opening schools earlier
than the tentative Oct. 1 date set
by the county board of health sev
eral weeks ago.
Dr. Ennett stated after the con
ference that it is very probable
that the opening date might be
moved up because of the big de
t line in polio cass in the slate. Ie
aid, however, that only another
mectirig of the board of health
Wild change the Oct. 1 date.
Because of the late opening of
schools there is the possibility that
sessions may be held on Saturday
to prevent the term from running
into June next year. No deciison,
however, has been made on this
Dr. Ennett, as secretary to, the
board of health, has the power
to call a special meeting of the
board. He stated that it was still
too early to decide on a definite
course of action, and that he
would wait several days before he
would decide upon whether or not
he will ask for a special meeting.
There have been no polio cases
reported since last Tuesday when
the Sutton baby, Beaufort, was
stricken - '-' '"
Summer School Closes
Duke Marine laboratory summer
school closed Saturday, following
completion of the second six-week
(This Is the second of two ar;
tides on the United States Fish
ery Biological station, Beaufort.)
One of the interesting projects
carried out at the U. S. FisherJ
Biological laboratory on Pivers 1
land was the fish model work su
pervised by Dr. H. F. Prytherch,
aquatic biologist. The work wai
discontinued July 30 due to lack of i ,
Federal funds. !
The project, which was begun in
March of this year, was under
taken so that life-like, authentic,
sturdy models of various fishes
could be made for the educational
section of the fish and wildlife
service, U. S. Department of the
Considerable credit for casting
authentic models is given by Dr.
Prytherch to Miss Leonda Salter,
who was employed at the lab pseej
fically for the task of making mo
dels until funds ran out. . ,
Cost has always been one of the
main problems in the casting tof
fish models, with durability also. A
vital (actor. Experiments were be
ing made with different types of ,
plastics, such as castolite, arco
lite, plastone, calrosin, hydrostona,
and others, but expenses always
Plaster of Pari! cast cut down
costs, but was not found to be
Another factor to be considered
in discovering the best materials ,
to use was the effect they had on
the plaster of Paris and rubber
molds of the various fishes. Some
times the molds were damaged in '
the process. - .- ,
After a cast was made, Miss Sal
ter would paint the model aa aa- -thentically
as possible, creating a .,
great aidt to teachers of marine
life, The models were painted with
iridescent colored lacquers contain
ing pearl essence.
Since the time the experiments'
started in March, a series of over
70 molds were prepared for making ' .
plastic casts of a total of 33 fish
for the educational section and foe
conducting experiments in the,
technique of producing fish mo : -
dels of lighter weight, greater
strength, and at lower cost. : V
Models were made of the follow
ing fish: menhaden. Jumping mul- "
let, sea mullet, Spanish mackerel,
tea ban, southern flounder, blue-
fish, pompano, bonlto, ' boncf ish,
speckled trout, buck and roe sha J,
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