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A Merger ol THE BEAUFG3T MEWS (Established 1912) and TEE TWIN CITY TIMES (Established 1936)
38th YEAR NO. 39.
MOREHEAD CITY, AND BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1948
PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAY!
Rain Delays Bridge Repairs
arshallberg Downs Beaufort to Take
rr-v -iL -
Wind and rain delayed repairs
yesterday on the Atlantic Beach
bridge which was damaged to the
extent of $25,000 early last Wed
nesday morning when a barge tore
away 125 feet of the span to the
south of the draw.
Had weather been favorable, a
temoprary crossing would have
been in place by last night, repair
men reported. If it clears, the
Lions to Conduct
White Cane Week
Badges io Be Sold During
Week of Oct. 4; Teen-Age
Club to Assist
Seeking a total of $23,000 to ix
r pand its program of aid 'to 'the
blind and conservation . of sight,
the North Carolina State Associa
tion for the Blind, aided by More
head City Lions, will conduct its
second annual White Cane week
and membership enrollment cam
paign here next week, Oct. 4-9.
.'' This campaign has been author-
feed unanimously by the state con
vention of North Carolina Lion
clubs and is the principal over
all project of more than 170 clubs
in the state each year.
' The Association for the Blind,
now 14 years old, prior to 1946
was supported by spasmodic local
campaigns and contributions of
Lions clubs and friends of the
blind throughout North Carolina.
It serves as a connecting link be
tween the State Commission for
the Blind, which also is a product
the initiative of North Carolina
Lions, and Lions clubs and inter
ested civic groups and individuals
in all parts of the State.
Chief aim of the association is
to cooperate with Lions clubs and
other civic groups in projects in
volving aid to the blind and con
servation of sight; and especially
to serve in areas where organized
programs in behalf of the blind
and conservation of sight are not
i In charge of the local campaign
Is Morehead City Lion Theodore
Phillips. Assisting him in the
week's sale of White Cane badges
will be members of the Morehead
City Teen-Age club.
According to Dave R. Mauney,
Jr., of Cnerryville, who is in
charge of the state-wide drive, the
scope of work conducted by the
Association for the Blind is limit
ed only by the financial means at
t its disposal.
Attainment of the $25,000 goal
will mean every possible aid for
' the 7,000 blind in North Carolina.
'' White Cane badges will be sold
fcr 10 cents and up, with no limit
on the amount of contribution, All
' those giving $1 will become mem
bers of the North Carolina Asso
ciation for the Blind.
Radiologist Joins Stall
,01 Morehead City Hospital
Paul T. Meyers, M.D., Kinston,
a member Of the Memorial Gen
eral hospital staff, has recently
become affiliated with Morehead
City hospital as radiologist, Miss
Christine Vick, hospital adminis
trator, has announced. ; ' v
Dr. Meyers, who has had exten-l
sive training in all phases of X-rav
service, entered the Army in 1942 -
and was discharged in 1946 with
the rank of, major in the medical
corps. ' .,'!''
N Dr. Meyers. aItho"h not locat
ed here, has been retained at read
er of X-ray pictures.' . r
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temporary crossing will be ready
Four crews, totaling 32 men, are
at work on the bridge, having been
pulled off road jobs elsewhere in
Garland Gillikin in his boat, the
Helen, is running errands for the
work crews and Capt. 'Ted Lewis
in the Sylvia is ferrying passen
gers back and forth.
Beaufort Housewife Signs
Contract with Music Company
- Clyde1, 'Jones, r 'recently elected
vice-president of the Nor'h Caro
lina Liquefied Petroleum Gas as
sociation, reviewed the 'expansion
of the iiquedfied petroleum' gas
industry for the benefit of More
head City Rotarians at their meet
ing Thursday night. The speaker
.nDert(w the Gas and Appliance
Co. in Morehead City.
The decade ending in 1946 saw
the industry exoand 1,500 per cent,
Mr. Jones said. It rose on the
shoulders of small operators, he
said, but there are tendencies to
ward domination by the big pe
troleum corporations now.
In North Carolina, he revealed,
there are 300 independent opera
tors and there are 12,000 in the
nation, so that monopolistic trends
have by n means engulfed the in
dustry. This fact, he predicted,
will operate to discourage efforts
of some to make the L. P. indus
try a public utility.
George McNeiU presided over
Thursday night's meeting in the
absence of President Gore. One
guest, E. C. Winston, from Kin
gton, was recognized.
John Harris, extension land
scaping specialist, State College,
Raleigh, will conduct two method
demonstrations In the county
Thursday and will speak at the
veterans' training class at New
port Thursday night. .
The method demonstrations will
be held at the home of Hugh Far
rior, Wildwood, at 11 o'clock
Thursday morning and at the
home of R. P. Oglesby, Crab Point,
at 2:30 Thursday afternoon. Mr.
Oglesby recently built a new home
and Mr. Farrior's home is nearing
R. M. Williams, county agent,
in announcing these meetings.
stated that durin the past several 1
years rural families have shown
considerable interest in improving
(he annaarnnr of the Ground -
round their homes. . , ,; .
Anyone interested In landscap
ing is invited' to- all meetings, in
cluding the one at 7 o'clock Thurs
day night at Newport
Bavelock Youth Injured '
Eugene A. .Jackson. 19. Have-
lock, was seriously injured Satur
day noon in a highway accident.
Jackson was riding his motorcycle
when it was reported that he had
collision with an auto, He. sus
tained broken leg and head in
juries. He is confined to Morehead
uty hospital. '
To Visit County
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Fishermen are still hauling their
mullet catches to Fort Macon and
loading them on boats to be
brought to the mainland. Catches
have been very good, recent hauls
running as high as 23.000.
Captain of the tug which was
pulling the barge through the draw
Wednesday morning has been plac
ed under $25,000 bond.
Mrs. Evelyn Pokrzywa, of Beau
fort, the former Evelyn Conway,
has signed a six-month contract
with Camdon Music company,
Hollywood, on the basis of words
she has written which will be set
to music by the Hollywood enter
prise. . ' . ..
The song, "Don't Want Much"
will be ready soon for publication,
Mrs. Pokrzywa has been informed.
She will receive an advance royalty
of $50 for the words to the song
and will receive royalties there
after, the new lyricist explained.
'I've been writing poems since
I was in high school," she related.
She was graduated in the class of
'41, Beaufort high school, and wal
class poet. One of the poems for
which she received recognition, en
titled "Books" appears below and
was used during National Book
week in 1940.
Mrs. Pokrzywa lives in Highland
Park and has two children, Mari
an, 3. and Albert, 10 months old.
Her husband is attending school
at Cherry Point under the GI
The words to the song, "Qon't
Want Much," now owned by the
Ca"-''"" comnanv, are as follows:
Don't want the moon,
Don't want the stars,
Only want a girl with charm
Don't want no money,
Don't want no wine,
Only want a baby
That I call mine.
Don't want no yacht,
Don't want no steamer,
Only want a ring
For my baby's finger.
Don't want no cocktails,
Don't want no tea,
Only want a home
For baby and me.
'I think the words are awfully
silly," protests Mrs. Pokryzwa.
See BEAUFORT HOUSEWIFE P 5
Gerald Mann, Newport
Enters Gardening Contest
Gerald D. Mann, Newport, will
represent Carteret county in the
eighth annual production-marketing
contest of the National Junior
Vegetable Growers association, it
was announced today by Prot.
Grant B. Snyder, University of
Massachusetts, adult advisor to
the NJVGA. ,
Gerald will compete with boys
md "Ms from 43 other states for
the A & P Food Store's $6,000 in
scholarship funds. The awards in
clude a $500 national champion-
ship prize, four $200 regional a
wards, thirty-three sectional a
ward of $100 each and four $10
awards in each state. Awards are
made at the association's annual
convention which this year will be
held at Detroit, Dec. 6-9.
The program, - for junior grow'
ers from 14 to 21 years of age,
stresses improved and more effic
ient methods of : production and
marketing as applied to vegetab
les. - In niaking the announcement,
Professor Snyder pointed out thir
the contest is of particular interest
to Carteret county which annually
markets vegetable crops valued at
approximately $236,00(1. ;
Teen-Age Canteen to Open Saturday
The Teen-Age canteen, Beaufort,
will open for the coming season
at 7:30 Saturday night, featuring
a record shower and a grand mar
ch Th cantpon is located in the
American Legion hut, Turner stre
et. In charge of this year's program
is Mrs. Grayden Paul who will
he assisted by memhprs of the
Parent-Teacher association, spon
soring organization ol the canteen.
For each month a special assist
ant has been appointed to assist
with entertainment for the teen
agcrs. These assistants will ap
point their own committees.
October's ch.iirman is Mrs. Vir
"inia Hassell Others pre as fol
lows: November, Mrs. Margaret
Hopkins, December, Mrs. Ernest
Davis; January, Mrs. James Steed;
, February. Mrs. Earl Taylor; March
Mrs. Martha Loftin; April, Mrs.'
Bonzell Lewis; May, Mrs. Robert
' Safrit, Jr., and June, Mrs. Pauline
A record shower has been plan
ned for this Saturday night to re
build the supply of dance records
at the canten. Teen-agers who
have an extra recording they could
donate are requested to bring it
There will also be a grand mar
ch with prizes and refreshments.
All high school pupils from 9th
grade through 12th are invited.
Saturday night's opening is ex
pected to be one of the biggest
nights of the comhig . gala nine
month schedule. The canteen clos
es each Saturday at 10:30. p. ni
Club to Sponsor
The Carteret Business and Pro
fessional Women's club will spon
sor a bridge benefit at 8 o'clock
Friday night, Oct. 1, at the clvit
Proceeds from the benefit will
be used to purchase the air-conditioned
oxygen tent for Morehead
City hospital. The club selected
this as one of its projects for the
Tickets may be obtained at the
door or from members of the Busi
ness and Professional Women's
club. In charge of tickets in Beau
fort is Mrs. Elsie Hunt and in
Morehead City, Mrs. Ladigole Lind
say. Tickets may also be obtained
from Irene Miller Spence, More-'
In charge of the benefit is Mrs.
Marian Ryan, Morehead City. Club
members who have sold tickets
should phone Mrs. Ryan, M 9642,
and report on the number that has
been purchased from them.
Committees are as follows:
Prizes: Madeline Royal, Irene
Spence, Lucille Murphy, Elsie
Hunt, and Lela Willis.
Refreshments, Betty Joyner and
Lucille Rice; publicity, Ruth Peel
nc PpIsv Bolloii. Helen Pittman,
and Helen Hatsell.
Man Injured in Runaway
Harry Ball, Harlowe, had his
left foot injured Saturday when
me mule he was driving ran away.
Mr. Ball was taken to Morehead
City hospital where he was report
ed to be recovering satisfactorily
At the Sylva Convention
' Carteret county officials who attended the recent Chamber of
.Commerce convention at Sylva are pictured here with two other
dignitaries In Chamber of Commerc work. They are, left to right,
Dr. W. L. Woodard, president of the Beaufort Chamber of Com
merce, Jasper Hutto, Lumbertoiv newly-elected president of the
North Carolina Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives,
Robert (Bob) Lowe, secretary of the. Macehead City Chamber of
Commerce, Das L. Walker, manager if :he-Beanfort Chamber of
Commerce, Ed Cherry, Atlanta, assistant aMger of the United
States Clumber of Commerce, and Dr. John Morris, president of
Morehead City Chamber of Comaserce. '
in 1948 Tidewater Playoffs
Momentous Occasion ior
i rr 1 1 1
Gary Copeland, center foreground, senior patrol leader of troop
22, Beaufort, receives the trooo charter from Dr. W. 1.. Woodard,
right. Dr. Woodard is secretary of Beaufort Rotary club, organiza
tion sponsoring the new troop. The presentation was made Tues
day in the Scout building on Pollock street. In the background,
from left to right, are Scouts Kerry Lewis, James Smith, and Don
ald Noe. Photo by The News-Times
Cloudy Skies Bring
Cloudy weekend skies finally
brought rain to Carteret county
at 1 o'clock Saturday morning.
Until 3 a.m. six-hundredths of
an inch of rain fell, E. Stanley
Davis, official weather observer,
reported. K , ,
. frventeer,- ItrQdreduV. jot in
ni of rain fell between f and
4 o'clock Sunday morning and
Monday was cloudy ; with con
stant showers. "
Farmers especially welcomed
wet weather. The sweet potato
crop was suffering In the recent
Released on Bond
William Gordon Brewer, 34, of
Windsor, was arrested by Slate po
lice early Sunday morning and is
today under bond, charged with
speeding, reckless driving, assault
with a deadly weapon, namely, an
automobile. Brewer was wanted
for larceny and according to police
will face a larceny charge in Car
Brewer was arrested in a taxi
about 2:30 Sunday morning. Sev
eral hours earlier he ran from his
car when it turned over at 24th
and Arendcll street, ending a 30
mile chase during which he was
followed by State police.
The patrolmen came upon Brew
er at about 11:30 Saturday night
in the vicinity of Harlowe. His
arrest later in a cb was made by
Cpl. . L. Spruill, of the State High
way patrol, and M. M. Ayscue,
ABC officer. .
The larceny charges against
Brewer include theft of an acety
lene torch from Mose Howard's
garage, Newport, and he will also
See WINDSOR MAN Page 8
Report on Status
Of Harbor Project
Upon request of the Beaufort
Chamber of Commerce as to the
status of proposed projects for im
proving Beaufort harbor and Tay
lor's Creek channel, the United
States Engineers office at Wil
mington recently reported that
work cannot begin on deepening
the creek channel until authori
zation is made by Congress and al
though authorization has been
made to enlarge Beaufort harbor,
federal funds for this work have
not yet been appropriated,
Authorization for deepening the
channel to 12 feet is not likely
to be given until a bill is passed
next spring. And in answer "
query as to whether this authoriza
tion could be hurried up, the Wil
mington office said that it knew
of no method to push such proj
Delay in beginning these proj
ects has not been due, the Wil
mington report said, to negligence
of local citizens or the town to
provide the proper releases rc
iieving the United States govern
ment from any damages which may
result from the work.
A resolution passed by Beaufort
commissioners, freeing the federal
government from any damage
claims, has been received, engi
neering authorities said. It was
further stated, "This office docs
not attempt to get any firm com
mitment regarding loci coopera
tion until it is reasonably certain
that funds for construction will be
appropriated at an early date."
Specifications for deepening the
channel are as follows: ". . . 12
feet deep and 100 feet wide from
the east end of the basin in Beau
fort harbor eastward about 2.6
miles to Lennoxville Point at
North River . . ."
The widening of the basin.
Beaufort harbor, from 400 to 600
feet, was Authorized by Congress
in 1945.1) This authorization also
provides for the stopping of eros
ion at the inlet by jetties snd sand
fences at Fort Macon and Shackle
ford Points and other shore pro
tection; for a channel 12 feet deep
t mean low water,-100 feet wide
in Bulkhead and Gallants Chan-
tl and 600 feet wide in front of
the town of Beaufort; and for the
construction of a stone bulkhead
from Town Marsh across Bird
Shoal to the westerly end of Car
Demonstration Clubs to Meet
Mrs. Carrie B. Gilliikn, home
demonstration agent, has announc
ed the following club meetings for
the coming week: Russell's Creek
this evening at 7:30 at the home
of Mrs. Simmie Smith and the Bet
tie club at 7:30 Tuesday night,
Oct. S, with Mrs. Myrtle Golden.
Marshallberg took one game and had another handed them on a
silver platter by Beaufort for the necessary two out of three to win
the Tidewater League crown and write finis to summer baseball over
Leading 51 in the first of the third Saturday, Beaufort went down
on errors and generally poor fielding to yield a 7-6 decision to Marsh
allberg in the opener. Sunday's tally was 5-3 for Marshallberg.
The finals playoff between j
third place Marshallberg and
fourth pliicc Beaufort broke Beau
fort's 13-straight winning streak.
Near record crowds witnessed
each game, Saturday's being at
Marshallberg and Sunday's at
Paradox of Beaufort's defeat
Saturday was the super pitching
of Johnson who fanned 17 batters
to tic the league record and still
lost the game. Marshallberg con
nected for just 6 hits. The Beau
fort boys recorded 13 errors, 5 of
them in the 6th inning when 3
Marshallberg runners crossed
home plate for pay dirt.
Sunerior all-round plav won the
5-3 victory for Marshallberg Sun
day. Pitchers MrKamcy and Harris
received credit for the Marshall-
bcrg wins, Saturday and Sunday,
respectivcly. Pasqucla caught for
both games. Pate started Satur
day's match but was relieved by
McKamcy in the third. Beaufort's
combination was Johnson to Mc
intosh Saturday and Sharp to R.
For the opening run Saturday,
Beaufort's Hester went to first on
a hit and to second on a passed
ball; Wallace's hit sent him to
third, and he came home on a
first baseman's error.
Marshallberg retaliated with a
trip around the bases by Hallo
way. Walked to first, Halloway
stole second and third, and went
Continued on Page 3
To Address PTA
John A. Wilkinson, Republican
candidate for the United States
senate from North Carolina, will
speak at the first Beaufort PTA
meeting of the year at 8 o'clock
Tuesday night in the school audi
torium. At a recent PTA executive board
meeting reports were made by
committee chairmen on plans for
the year, foremost among them
the program for the district meet
ing Oct. 27.
Approximately 200 delegates
are expected, representing nine
counties. Mrs. Paul Davenport.
district director and six other state
PTA officials will be present, a
mong them Dr. J. D. Messick,
chairman of home and family life,
nd C. W. Phillips, public rela
tions chairman at Woman's col
The meeting will begin at 9:30
in the morning and end at 3:30 p.
m. Lunch will be served in the
Occurs on Front Street
Two automobiles collided on
Front street, Beaufort, in front
of Pender's Colonial Food store
Thursday at 5:30 p.m.. involving
automobiles driven by Mrs. Carrie
Gillikin, Marshallberg, home dem
onstration agent, and George
Brooks, Sr., of Beaufort.
The collision occurred when
Mrs. Gillikin backed her car from
its parking place, striking the
right rear fender of Mr. Brooks'
car, which was moving at the time.
according to Police Chief L. B.
Chief Willis said that Mr. Brooks
has estimated the damage to his
car at $58.07. No damage to Mrs.
Gillikin's car was reported.
Charges have not been prefer
red against either driver.
Tuesday, Sept. 28
3-32 AM 9:45 AM
3:05 PM 10:47 PM
Wednesday, Sept 29
4:38 AM 11:00 AM
5:10 PM 11:43 PM
Thursday, Sept. 3
9:40 AM 12 Noon
6:08 PM 12:05 Mid.
. Friday, Ocf. 1
6:40 AM 12:34 AM
7:03 PM 1:00 PM
ll-Point Program Approv
ed, Production Marketing
The county handbook of conser
vation practices for 1949 has been
approved, mimeographing has be-
gun, and the handbook will be dis-
i tributed to farmers starting IK.
1, B. J. May, production market
ing administrator, announced yes
terday. Following are the new practices
which have been approved for
Carteret county for 1949: (1) es
tablishing fire breaks or fire lanes
for the protection of forests from
fire, (2) contour stripcropping for
the prevention of erosion on slop
ing land, (3) terraces for the same
purpose, (4) winter cover grazing
growing an increased acreage of
winter cover consisting of a mix
ture of at least one winter annual
legume and either a grass or
small grain for the combined pur
pose of protecting the soil against
fosses from erosion and leaching
and to prtrvioV WMrter pasture- -
(5) The use of sunernhn"
and potash on pastures and loQ
conserving crops. In this connec
tion, payments will be made on
mixed fertilizers including phos
phate and potash. (6) the use hi
limestone on any crop land, (7)
winter cover crops consisting of
a seeding of crimson clover, hairy
vetch. Austrian winter peas, an
nual rye grass or a mixture of
these seeds, (8) another practice
generally used in the commercial
vegetable section of the county--summer
annual legumes. These
include soy beans, cowpeas, velvet
beans, crotalaria and lespedeza. v
(9) Small grains will be include
ed again this year as a practice
under the 1949 program. Pay
ments will be made for the use of
wheat, oats, barley, rye or a mix
ture of these crops. 'A
Mr. May said that two of the
main practices needed in Carteret
county are also included this year:
(10) the establishment of perma
nent pastures or improvement of
pastures already established and
(11) the construction of farm
drainage ditches. .,
One warning to farmers was Is
sued by Mr. May: "Farmers are
reminded that in order to qualify
for payment for any of the prao
ices they must make application
o the county committee and have
the practice approved prior to the
time it is started."
Power Company Snbmils
Street Lighting Proposal :v
. i .Ml
Mayor G. W. Dill reported yes
terday that he has received the
oroposed street lighting plan for
Morehead City requested several
nonths ago. The plan has been'
given him by George M. Conan),
commercial manager, Tidewater
Power Co. .
The proposal includes whitewqy
lighting for Arendell street from
"th to 10th by means of lights
"hich suspended from brackets o
the poles and will overhang the
The plan will be presented to
the board of commissioners for ap
proval or alteration at their Oc
Three Men From This Area
Enlist in Army, Air Force
Three residents of this area re
cently enlisted in the Army. They
re James C. Wright, Jr., '.(
Mr. and Mrs. James C. Wright,
Havelock, Hilton H. Willis, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Stacy C. Willis, Wit
liston, and David Pearsall, Jr., son
of Mrs. Ethel Pearsall, Beaufort;'
Wright and Pearsall enlisted in
the regular Army for three years
and Willis enlisted for three years
In the Air Force. , ,4,