.1 ( CARTERET COUNTY i4 VP Astronomical Data Sun Seti Tonight 5:20 Moon JUmi at Midnight. Moon Sets Tomorrow at 2:20 a.m. Sun Rises Tomorrow at 6:24 a.m. r i A Merger ol THE BEAUFORT NEWS (Established 1912) and THE TWIN CITY TIMES (Established 1936) 38lh YEAR NO. 47. EIGHT PAGES MOREHEAD CITY, AND BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1948 EIGHT PAGES PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS ' l If r I .. " C1 i f... . fee County Health Department May Receive Subsidy Possibility Discussed ai Public Health Meeling Al Durham The Carteret county public health department may receive an extra $9,000 or $10,000 for addi tional personnel and services it a request now before the state for $900,000 ner annum for the next two years for the expansion of health departments is granted. Dr. N. T. Ennett, county health officer litis revealed. Dr. Ennett made this announce ment after attending the recent ;nnunl conference of the North Carolim Public Health association nt Durham where he served as chairman of the resolutions com mittee. A. I). Fulford. county sanitarian, nlsn attended the Durham meet ing, which brought together the public health doctors, nurses, sani tarians, technicians and other pub lic health workers from over the state. The state public health office has requested the sum for the next biennium for badly needed expansion of the local health de partments, Dr. Ennett said. The cooperation of public health doctors with private practitioneers in their common task was the ma jor emphasis of the conference, Dr. Ennett related. Miss Amy L. Fisher, consultant nurse for the state Board of Health, and Mrs. Blanch Vincent, who will be consultant nurse for eastern North Carolina, recently visited the county health office. Dr. Ennett said. They discussed the proposed mass x-ray program January. Among the expanded health ser- vices called for in the report of the resolutions committee at the Durham meeting was a program which, when completed, would pro vide for a cancer clinic within 50 miles of anv person in the state. Other resolutions adopted from the committee report included an endorsement of the Blue Cross Hospital savings plan, a request of the General Assembly for ad ditional state funds for health cen ters, a request of the Medical Care and Hospital Commission for equal priority for the construction of health centers, and a request of the General Assembly that it pro vide funds sufficient for the esab lishing of a four-year dental school at Chapel Hill in support of a re quest alreaddy made for that purpose by the N. C. State Dental association. Firemen Extinguish Blaze Near Fish Meal Plant Beaufort firemen quicklv exting uished a trash fire at the Fish Meal co. in West Beaufort at 1:22 a.m. Saturday. There was no pro perty damage. A trash pile con sisting of junk lumber, bedding and old rubber goods near the boat Charles Mason, which is be ing rebuilt, was the scene of the fire. Engine No. 2 answered the alarm, and the fire was extinguish ed using only the booster facilities of the truck. Aircraft on Parade for INavy i Pictured here are some of the planes which will be on display at Cherry Point on Navy Day, tomor row. - ; ", ' . Both Cherry Point and Camo Lejeune, Marine corps bases in this area, are having open house. At Cherry Point there will be a conducted tour at 10 o'clock of (he giant aircraft overhaul and repair 75 Wild Geese Seen In Flight Over Beanlort Seventy-five wild geese, fol lowing their leader northward in the odd V formation were seen over Beaufort at 10:30 yes terday morning, reported Wat lace Etyron,x of Sea Level, who was attracted by their loud honk ing as he was walking through the town. It was a beautiful sight he de clared and added that the old saying in these parts is that the geese seen this early in the fall mean a cold winter ahead. Hallowe'en Frolic To Begin At 6 Friday Night The Hallow'e'cnfestival at More head City school will begin at 0 o'clock Friday night, Mrs. Paul Mitchell, chsirman, announced to day. The main event will be selection of a prince and princess in the pri mary grades and in the grammar grades and a king and queen in senior high school. Leading contenders, as of yes terday, for the primary grade crowns were David Nelson and Cynthia Davis, for the grammar grade crowns, Bill Dodd and Ann Hardy, and for the senior high school titles, Leslie Feaglc and Shirley Keith. Prizes will be offered for out standing costumes, the best, most original, most beautiful, and fun niest. There will also be prizes for bingo. Admission for a special program in the high school auditorium will be 15 and 25 cents. During this program the princes and princess es, king and queen will be crown ed. Proceeds wrll be used to buv 2Wir. rfcttrns tor . the. auditorium. I A ' . . . . . MesTts,w1,11t e, on Mal"; The festival is being sponsored by the PTA. Petition Not Yet In Hands of Gibbs H. S. Gibbs, Carteret county's representative in the General As sembly, and destined to be the re cipient of the petition being circu lated with an aim toward abolish ing gambling at the Cog race track west of Morehead City, slated to day that he has not as yet received any such petition. Members of the Coastal Minis terial association, with whom the petition originated, set Oct. 21 as the date when ministers were to return the papers, bearing signa tures of county residents, to their anti-gambling committee. The Rev. C. M. Mitchell. Atlan tic, chairman of the committee which drafted the following pe tition, has been away for the past several days aid could not be reached to make a report: "We, the undersigned ' citizens and residents of Carteret County, respectfully request of Hon. H. S. Gibbs, member of the General As sembly, Session of 1949, that he provide for the repeal of that part of the law which permits gambling at the greyhound race track in Carteret County" skC&&'J-'?dUJZ' Im 3f.jj Mitt plant and other departments of the station will be open to visitors. - The aircraft pictured above will be on display near the operations tower. Back row, left to right, they are: BSC Curtis Commando transport; F8F Grumman Tiger- cat; F4U Chance Vaught Corsair, County Members Urged To Attend PTA Conference Mrs. E. B. Hunter, Char lotte, to Deliver Main Ad dress Member of cvrv I'arerl Teach cr association in. the county .should arrange to attend either the morn ing or afternoon session of the an nual conference of district 10 of the North Carolina Congress ol Parents and Teachers tomorrow t Beaufort high school. Mrs. U'lph Eudy. president of Beaufort's PTA remarked today. The morning session will itprn at 10 o'clock and the afternoon mcetine al 1:40, following lunch at 12:40 in the school cafeteria. Principal address in the morning will h "The Child ami Mis Fu ture" by Mrs. Ernest B. Hunter, president of the North Carolina Congress of Parents and Teachers. Mrs. J. W. Burke, state PTA secre tary, and Miss Genevieve Burton, field secretary, will also speak. Mrs. Burke's topic will be '"Parent-Teacher Patterns" and Miss Burton will deliver the address, "Education for Responsible Par enthood." During a discussion period be- Mrs. E. B. Hunter ginning at 12:10 Dr. J. D. Mcssick, president of East Carolina Teach ers college, will speak on family responsibilities. Other speakers at this time will be Mrs. V. J. Stcll, Jr., membership goals, and Mrs. Maude B. Foy, who will give suggestions for room representa tives. Charles VV. Phillips, public rcla tions director al Woman's college, Greensboro, will speak at 1:40 to morrow afternoon on "PTA, the Cooperative Way." Reports will be given at 3 o' clock. The Rev. T. R. Jenkins, pastor of Ann Street Methodist church, will open the day's meeting with devotionals. Mrs. T. T. Potter of the Beaufort PTA, and H. L. .los lyn, county superintendent of schools, will greet the district rep resentatives. A business session will precede Mrs. Hunter's ad dress, Presiding at the conference will be Mrs. J. Paul Davenport, dircc tor of the 10th district. Other of ficers are Mrs. J. C. Alexander, See PTA Page 6 Dav standard Marine Corps fighter; R4D Douglas Skytrain transport; Front row, left to right: JD1 Doug las bomber used as' a tow plane; SNJ Texan , trainer by North American; JRB Beechcraft utility plane; JRF amphibian; OY-1 ob- servation plane; TBF Grumman torpedo bomber;, and in front is v r-.. ; , ' $25,000 tnr.lmmi.iii,ii.ii.i..iiiiii liiii.nlB-ilwiiiiiiiriiirillirii iiihiii.i.m;.!, iMW ,tf Fishermen along the beach are shown here hauling in part of the (uartcr-m:."jn round mu;;ct catch last Wednesday. Fish houses in this area were i:o crowded that one of them in Morehead City had to have a iruckload of mullet dumped on the s d( walk until the catch in the packing house could be iced and boxed. Mayors Meet at Charlotte; G.W. Dill Jr. Eleeted to Board Campaign Begins For Band Funds The month's drive for funds fur the Morehead City school band launched today by G. T. Wlndcll, principal. Letters have been sent to More head City citizens requesting a con tribution of $1 for membership ir the Morehead City Band associa tion. The appeal for support of the band last year netted $335. SO. Mr Winded states that an enlarged "long-range program this year nec essitates greater financial sup port." In the letter te Morehead City residents, Mr. Windell explained the program as follows: "Ralph Wade, who has had sev eral successful years of experience in this state and West Virginia, is directing the band this year. He is developing a program of activi ties that merits the unified and un qualified support of the entire citizenship of Morehead City. "In order to secure the services Tf Mr. Wade it was necessary to as sure him that the community would give him loyal moral sup port and financial aid as well. This backing will make it possible to develop an organization of which all citizens can be justly proud." Larger contributions than $1 will be accepted. The band will provide music Fri day nicht for the Hallowe'en fes tival at the high school, the first -vent in which it will appear pub licly this year. ;i the FH-1 McDonnell "Phantom" Jet fighter. In memorial services Sunday at the operations tower on the base Navy and Marine corps dead were honored. Flowers were put ' on planes, flown to sea and dropped on the water following the services. in Mullet Taken in Beach Haul "Democracy is at work in its highest form in a municipality," Mayor (I. W. Dill of Morehead City and others attending the North Carolina League of Municipalities recently in Chariot were told. At this meeting Mayor Dill was elected to the executive board of the league. As director of the second district he will represent municipalities in the counties of Onslow, Carteret, Jones, Craven, Pamlico, Beaufort, and Hyde coun ties. Carl H. Chatters, executive di rector of the American Municipal association, Chicago, told the re presentatives of North Carolina municipalities that democracy is at its best in local city government because the citizen can go directly to the local authorities on matters of concern. Mr. Chatters was the speaker al a luncheon in the Hotel Charlotte at the 30th annual League of Muni cipalities conference. Mayoor and Mrs. Dill and Mrs. George W. Dill, Sr., attended the meeting. Mayor Dill served on the nominating committee which re turned the 1948-49 slate of League officers and presided over the Mayors and Governing Board Mem bers group meeting. He pinch-hit for E. L. White, mayor of Wilming ton, in the presiding job. The first night that Mayor Dill and party spent in the Hotel Char lotte, he said he was awakened by the sirens of a four-alarm fire but was told by hotel authorities that the hotel was not in danger. Next morning, he said, he was startled when he learned that a restaurant two doors from the hotel had Burned to the ground. i The program at Camp Lejeune tomorrow will include display of combat equipment, captured Japa nese equipment, concert by the drum and bugle corps, showing of battle -and training films, and a football game between the second combat service group and the sec ond engineer battalion. Morehead City JCs Register 200 Voters Two hundred Morehead City voters have been registered so far In th "Get Out the Vote" eampaigit being pressed by the Jaycees, H. S. Gibbs, Jr., chair man, reported yesterday. , More will be registered this week, he said. The 200 names were turned in to the registrar Saturday, he re ported, after 10 of the Jaycees completed their assignments. More canvassing is being done by members of the Junior Cham ber this week in areas which have not been covered. The campaign will end Friday, when the registrar's books will be closed. Jaycees arc sponsoring the registering of voters in an effort to get citizens to vote Nov. Z. County Liquor Sales Last Nonth Totaled $53,863.40 Carteret county Alcoholic Board of Control report listed gross sales at $53,863.40 for September, with a gross profit of $14,134.32 and an estimated net profit of $4,127. 45. In the allocation of profits from the liquor sales, the town of More head City and the Morehead City hospital each received $591.10, the town of Beauufort received $774 83 and the town of Newport was al lotcd .$507.22. The cost of the merchandise sold by the ABC stores of the county in September was $39,729.08. The stock on hand is valucud at $104, 979.71. Home Agent Announces Club Meeting Schedule Home Demonstration club meet ings for this week have been an nounced by Mrs. Carrie Gillikin. home demonstration agent, as fol lows: Russell's Creek, 7:30 tonight at the home of Mrs. W. G. Simpson. Camp Glenn. 2:30 tomorrow aft ernoon with Mrs. Abbott Morris; Williston, 7:30 tomorrow night in the community building. Wildwood, 2:30 Thursday after noon With Mrs. Jack Bell. Tide Table HIGH LOW Tuesday, Oct. 26 2:05 AM 8:24 AM 2:40 PM 9:20 PM Wednesday, Oct. 27 3:17 AM n am 3:48 FM 10:20 PM Thursday, Oct. 28 I 4:24 AM 10:49 AM 4:50 PM 11:13 PM Friday, Oct. 29 5:25 AM 11:50 AM 5:47 PM 12 midnight Quarter of Calck Comes By Aycock Brown Cooler weather coming as the October full moon began lo wane resulted in the best mullet catches of the se:isnn last week. On Wed nesday, approximately one quarter million pounds of the valuable food fi.sh were landed by crews operating along the beach of Uomie Hanks and the inlets. This was reported to he the largest catch of food fish made in a single day this season. Old tim ers who each autumn spend their time mullet hauling believed it would be the last major catch of the season. The catches of Wed nesdiy at current prices (about 10 cents per pound) was worth $'ir). 000 to the fishermen. The mullet catch came about to days or two weeks after the liia ge.sl haul of spot, another valued food fish, was made in the same area. On one day, more than lliO. 000 pounds of snot had been made along Bogue Banks mostly by Salter Path fishing crews. Most of the mullet taken during the big haul Wednesday were iced, packed and shipped fresh. Many thousand pounds were dressed and then corned for winter con sumption. Large and small mullet were in the Wednesday catches. The larg er fish contained large and val uable roe, which to a native of the coast is considered more of a deli cacy than Russian caviar (from sturgeon) or the red eggs of sal mon. Roe from mullet are usual ly corned and then sun-cured and persons who like the delicacy pay fancy prices for it. During the cool weather which arrived Wednesday the waters of Beaufort Inlet and the surf of Bogue Banks were literally alive with mullet. They Wom .headku for the deep sea or southern wat ers when they ran afoul the fish ermen's nets. Suspension Period Split for Driver John Weathington of Swansboro was successful in getting a suspen sion of his driver's license for i speeding reduced from one year to six months at a hearing before a slate department of Motor vehi cles official in the law office of Wiley Taylor, Jr., Beaufort, Fri day. Mr. Taylor conducted the hearing which was based on the plea of hardship in the conduct of Weathington's work. Mr. Weathington was found guil ty of speeding in excess of 75 MI'H at the Aug. 23 recorders court. A record of the conviction was sent to the Department of Moort Ve- j hides, and Mr. Weathington's ope rator's license was revoked as of Aug. 23. Pleading for an immediate rein statement of his driver's license, Mr. Weathington was told by Mr. Peel, a representative of the hearings division of the State motor vehicle department, that he had broken "one of the Ten Com mandments" of motor vehicle law and that the action he requested would be unfair to the 1200 or 1300 other violators who have their See SUSPENSION Page 6 Coastal Enterprisers Considet Building Ocean Toll Highway NAGS HEAD A modern hard surfaced toil road. Eastern Ameri ca's first ocean highway, will be built in the near future along the Outer Banks between Nags Head and Virginia Beach if plans of a corporation formed here recently materialize. Under the plans discussed, the highway which would eliminate certain existing "dead ends" and pass through world famous hunt ing, fishing and recreational terri tory, would not cost the State of North Carolina one penny. Plans for the toll road were an nounced when business men of North Carolina, Virginia, Dela ware, New York and other states meeting at the Carolinian Hotel here organized the Carolina-Virginia Coastal Corporation and named Wayland J. Sermons, Wash ington, N. C, as its president. other officers of the organ iza- tion, which will be a closed cor poration with an authorized capi tal of $500,000, include Sidney Banks, president of The Cavalier Million Pound ivith Cold Snap Havelock Motorist Lands in Two Mayor's Courts A not so merry chase through the streets of Beaufort at 1 a.m. Saturday, through two red traffic lights, down one-way Craven st. tin- wrong wav. across lo Morehead City, and fiunlly a collision at 1811) and Bridges sts , while Beaufort police officer, W. C. darner, gave pursuit, landed Leonard West, of Ilavclock, in the mayor's court of both towns yesterday, lie was fin ed $25 and costs in the Beaufort court. It all began when Mr Garner saw the car driven by Mr. West zig zagging down the street at high speed and speeding around cor ners. For 30 minutes the chase was on, with Mr. Garner driving the Beaufort police car. siren screaming. The Havelock driver paced him at 50 to 60 miles per hour, the Beaufort officer said, never going under 50. At one turn, he said he felt the police ;ar go 1 up on two wheels. Mr. Garner said he overtook West's automobile several times but was unable to make the driver stop. The, Morehead City police had heard the siren and were prepar ing to block off the speeder when he rammed into the automobile of Douglas Wade, Morehead City, which was crossing at the inlcr soctlon of 18th and Bridges, - A companion of Wcst'a Jumped" nut of the car and ran following the collision, but West climbed out and crawled under the car, Garner reported. The policeman said he had to crawl under the car to ar rest him. Released on $150 bond. West's case was dismissed in Morehead City mayor's court yesterday. He was charged with failure to st6p at the intersection of 18th and Bridges. There is no stop sign there, it was revealed in court, fie then faced charges of speeding, reckless driving, and failure to stop at two red lights in Beaufort mayor's court, was found guilty. . Mr. Wade's car was reported to have been badly damaged in the collision, with only slight injury to the occupants and slight damage to West's car. Other cases coming 'before Mayor Hasscil in Beaufort were dealt with as follows: for public drunkenness, John Marshall, $7.50 and costs; Jesse Anderson; $7.56 and costs; Annie Mae Smith, $7.50 and costs; Rufus Farr, $7.50 and costs; for drunken driving, Robert Powell was bound over to rceor dcr's court on $150 bond; for sam ple assault, Cassie Brown pleaded guilty, was fined $5 and costs; for assault and battery, Richard Bar; rctt was found guilty, fined $5 and costs. i, In the last case the defendant was charged with assault on Viol Henry, that he "did assault this affiant by dragging her against her will from the street and did beat and stomp her, tearing her clothes off." Hotel, Virginia Beach, as vice-prest ident; Rep. Sterling Cole of New York and Washington, secretary, and Capt. L. H. Garrison, of New Castle, Del., president and general manager of the Virginia Ferry Cor poration, as treasurer. From a toll standpoint, the high way would operate similarly to ex isting scenic toll roads in the Grandfather Mountain and Chim ney Rock regions of western North Carolina. Extending for a distance of 57 miles, (20 in Virginia and 37 in North Carolina) the toll road, would pass through privately own ed property adjacent to the Atlaflp tic Ocean in the Back Bay region of Vrginia and the Currituck ana Dare County coast in this State.'. Right of ways have already been" obtained over much of the prop erty through which the highway would pass and other property' owners are being contacted by representatives of the corporation; for building the scenic ocean high See HIGHWAY Page ..,','