CARTERET CWJNTY IfEWS-TIMES, MOREJEA& JTT AND BEAUFORT, . C
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2fl, 1948
Carlcrcl CourJy Ilevs-Times
i'r--, , 4 Merger Of
The Beaoftrt News Int. JS12) ft The Twin City Time (est. 936)
i EDITORIAL PAGE
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1948
''Jjtand Juries Are in a Rut
With 4he exception f examining indictments, we sometimes
)r(,j, of time, especially when the only thing they can do is say every
,riJ ounty office is efficiently operated, then dwell on criticism of
rii 'jthe schools.
',', .vl. The fact that county government Is functioning to the jury's
"'''-satisfaction, has long been accepted as routine perhaps unfor
'''"fhinately. ' But criticism of the schools has become routine, too,
nm,wnen nothing more can be done about them than is being done with
' funds available. What the grand jury recommended in its re
I port wjtl merely remain "recommendations" unless the general as--"ti
scmbly makes provision for more state funds in January.
jjj Everything the October grand jury pointed out in its report
i ,ij-garding schools is well known to the board of education, the
t I 'superintendent of 'schools and readers of THE NEWS-TIMSS.
' jThe jury "revealed" or "discovered" nothing.
! i,ii. The first detailed report on the frightful condition of school
1 "'buildings, made by the March grand jury two years ago created
a big furor.. People were suddenly awakened to a social crime
being committed not only in this county but throughout the stale.
; Ever since then, with the exception of one or two occasions,
;jgrand jury reports for the most part have dwelt on schools. At
; the present time, however, such reports constitute an unwar
; I .ranted criticism, inferring that the money is available to make
,'st improvements but that the funds are not being used prop
j erly or to the best advantage.
; It takes time to travel all over the county and carefully sur
; . vey conditions of school buildings and it is well that the public
, js protected by such a body empowered with this authority but
; To harp on schools at each and eyery term of superior court con
, stitutes a waste of time.
An "investigation" mf our schools is similar to a person in
, forming everyone he meets during a rain storm that it's raining.
, We already know the schools are in a deplorable state and we've
put up an umbrella, the toest we have, of about $68,000 when aot-
ually we need a million.
Things the October grand jury didn't do are more interesting
than the things they did. There was a belief that they would
investigate alleged illegal gambling in the county. As a mat-
. ter of fact, Jack RUey, author of a recant article in the News
and Observer which left one with the impression that Carteret
county resembled a gambler's .paradise, was subpoenaed. How
ever, "wasn't called, and if the jury devoted any time to dis
cussion of this issue, there was no hint of it in their report.
' We have tfome to the conclusion (hat we could write the
ewsstory on a grand jury report -even before it is made. The news
ritcry we would like to write is toe one in which a jury tolls us
fcow to t the money to 4o U they recommend
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r n The Good Old Days
ill i sn-n-ms sms s mmmwmm . ...
iTIHRTY FIVE VEAR8 AGO
! .The lead editorial deplored the
fact that although Atlantic had
am of the best ig schools tn the
; state, Carteret county ohiMtten
(were still toeing sent out f the
county to school.
: A partial report wis Hied Jay the
t Board of Army Engineers on 'the
'inter-coastal inland Waterway fjom
Boston, Mass., to he Rio ifrsnde
Criver. Plans called fojr . capal 0:0
feet deep from $eawfoit to Key
iTWJSNTYflVE TEARS AflO
. .An editorial suggested wntnig
ane nignway irom tseauxon to gne
Craven county line with crepe tnyr
ttia. It still seems like a gwd Idea.
: The Average salary ftceuted
jteachers in the Jtate.was 729.
UWU 1TAR3 AQO ; ' V
.JEart Davis t ,., tUtert4: fsland
i named the Improved 4ra!in" he
'tween lookout Bight '.. and Bade
Bay Burden's injet, nd iad the
! Marty or86tnMt jof;; the. fpr.
t A f ishihg iler t 'jhV uft
r at, CI Loefcpul ft V- ,S- l&igtneew
.would trant a pernilt The HeT
wwW fnahle .Mfitqrs to (ish fil
: mi -tejos j :
' As the fceautt of Amp and
i hofil contest, i8Q0 wi taken
. In! ihrourfh, the ' Atlantic ichaoiL
Ttf contest . was 'under . .the direc
itiqf Mrs. Lambert Morris, Mrs.
i Dennis Maaon aad n. jOaytw
iFuloher, lr. . . ' '( !
Morth Riwer Metfcodist ehweh
eeJehrated Ri list anniversary
'Wffc a homecoming service and
' ha. let d,iwe.r. ; ,
(ountain eheep are 4cfc ewers
: sntf have foor-cbaniaered atemaclu.
! Known as the hunter's "'most cov
eted prize," ft Is considered im-
moral to ttoot m far .any reason
to et M keM.
Mtss Josde Pigott, who has been
very sick with pneumonia in the
Morehead Cltv hnsniti is nt hr
v Mrs. D. S. Pigott is substituting
(for Miss Josie Pigott at Smyrna
.school while she is 111.
Mrs. Henry Chadwick made a
business trip to Goldsboro, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Hallet Baer, of
Durham, N. C, visited Mrs. Lillian
Pigott last week.
Mrs. Lester Pinott and Hiss mo.
tie Pigott have returned from
Charleston, S. C. where they visit
ed relatives and friends. Mrs.
Mftbel S. Pigott returned with
thera after spending the summer
with her children in Charleston.
Mrs. Fred Bates and two daugh
ters, Wilms and Inez returned to
Charleston, S. C. Monday after
attending the wedding.
Dr. G, G. Whitehurst, of Balti
more, ,Md who officiated t the
Chadwick-Meadows wedding cere
mony Sunday at Straits church,
visited : his mother, Mrs. Sydney
Whltehnrst and relatives.
- Mrs. Lloaoel Taylor and Mrs.
Floyd Chadwick were visiting in
our community Tuesday.
'Mr. Norman WhHhunt Mr
James Whitehurst and sister, Mat
tie Whitehurst, of Elizabeth City,
called on Mrs. Lillian Pigott Sat
Mrs. Leslie Fisher and children
returned to Dallas, Texas by plane
aner a long visit with relatives.
Mrs. James Davis and son. Do
nald spent Tuesday evening with
Miss Florence pigott.
Th Women's Society of Christ
n Service has installed aaa hpat
in the Straits-Gloucester church
and redecorated the community
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TRYING TO TELL WHICH WA THE WIND BLOWS
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Vegetation in and about the city
show little effects of the cold.
Postal authorities have set,
October 15 to November 15 as
the date ' In which Christmas
packages should be mailed to
civilians and service personnel'
overseas to Insure the delivery
of those packages in time for
Christmas. It informs the pub
lic that parcels mailed later will
not likely be delivered in time,
Willie Luther Taylor, 74, who
was raised in the Broad Creek sec
tion of this county but who for the
cast few years made his home at
Stonewall, died at the family home
on Sunday, Oct. 17. - Funeral serv
ices were conducted from the
Sound View Free Will Baptist
church near Newport on Thursday
afternoon by the Rev. J, C. Grif
fin of this city. Interment was
made in the Broad Creek ceme
tery. He is survived by his wife,
two daughters and six sons.
Mrs. B. B. Slaughter of New
Bern but whom Morehead City
likes to claim as "one of us" was
elected vice-president of the North
Carolina Women's Temperance Un
ion at its 66th annual convention
held in Raleigh last week.
If your name begins with an
E, F, or G and you are a driver
of a car and have not taken your
driving test you had better at
tend to the matter before the
end of the year. Reports from
the State Department state that
only about one-third of the driv
ers who's names are in the third
bracket have reported for examination.
Vith F. C. SALISBURY, Morehead City
We arc wondering if there are
any fish left in the sea in this sec
tion of the great Atlantic after the
quantity brought in last week from
the daily hauls along the besch.
Favorable weather conditions
all during the week resulted in
some of the largest hauls ever i
made in this section according to
old time fishermen. In fact some
of the old-timers cannot recall
the beach, one in the Salter Path
area and the other between the
resort buildings -and Fort Macon
were responsible for the most of
the catches. While each haul con
tained several varieties of food
fish, the most of the catches con
sisted of spots and mullets.
The chief fish houses in the city
were worked to capacity in sorting
and boxing the fish for shipment
when the catches of last week have ' At one time the Belhaven Fish it
ever been equalled. Oyster company's house was so
Two large crews working along crowded with packing and boxes
ready for shipment that one truck
load of fish had to be dumped on
the sidewalk in front of the pack
Menhaden boats which have been
operating in northern waters dur
ing the summer months are work
ing their way into port in readi
ness for the fall and winter fishing
of commercial shad. It is expected
that some 50 or 60 shad boats will
work out of this section during the
coming months. Present indica
tions give promise of a good sea
son. Official weather observers state
that the first killing frost of the
season for this section of the state
which occurred Tuesday night of
last week came month earlier
than it did last year and in 1946.
In both those years the first kill
By frost was recorded on Novem
ber 13. Truck drivers leaving the
city early Wednesday morning re
port that after getting away from
the sound the frost was so heavy
that it looked as if it bad snowed.
John Nelson of this city, a stu
dent at the East Carolina Teachers
college, at the election of the new
student officers of the college, was
elected as one of two members of
the Men's Judiciary.
The traditional memorial flower
service for Navy and Marine war
dead lost at sea was held Sunday
j afternoon at J:30 o'clock at Cherry
1 Point Air Base as a part of the
j observance of the week of Navy
I Day. Flowers received from rela
tives and friends were scattered
from a Cherry Paint pl?ne over the
Atlantic ocean off the coast of this
id hunt in the Hoffman forest
ast weekend resulted In the kill
' Ingef Meer. Some 50 hunters
took part in the hunt on the 84,
: QM acre tract. .
Friends of ours over to the
beach last week to watch the haul
ing of fish were greatly impressed
by the number of fine homes or
cottages that have been built with-
the past few years.
To our knowledge most of these
fine houses have been bunt by
Henry Guthrie, contractor and
builder, of this city. While Henry
will not ko down in history as
builder of some great canal, dam
or an Empire State building, the
houses he has erected at Aiianuc
Reach will ever stand as monu
ments to his ability as a builder
Several new cottages are going UP
Under his supervision with pros
pects of others to be constructed
before the opening of next season.
The first two days of supervis-
Big Oaks From Little Acorns Grow
Reviewing old sketches of the
business firms in Morehead City
some thirty-five or forty years ago.
one is impressed with the fact that
so many concerns of that period
were started by men determined
to make a success of their venture.
Noticeable among the business
firms of that period, that from a
small beginning grew into and
flourished for many years as one
of the principal concerns, of the
city, was the Paragon Company.
Quoting from a write-up of this
concern in a special edition of The
Coaster of 1913 one finds this in
teresting item: "It may sound al
most incredible to state that this
extensive business has been built
up by the efforts of one man who
started with a capital of $75 00
$50.00 of which was borrowed, yet
such happens to be the case, the
man being L. L. Leary, now presi
dent of the Paragon Company and
owner of the Paragon building.
Mr. Leary began in a small way
about 22 years ago with a light
stock of general merchandise and
continued in this line until U
years ago when the line was chang
ed to dry goods, ladies and gents
furnishings. Three years later the
millinery department was added
forming the present stock.
Mr. Leary is prominent in school,
social and religious matters. He
is a member of .the board of trus
tees of the graded school here and
one of the directors of the Bank
of Morehead City. As an alderman I
I of ,the city !e is in charge of the
' la religious matters be tiolds a
strong Interest, sending as super
intendent of the Baptist .Sunday
School 15 years, member of the
State Board of the Baptist Asso
ciation and is teacher of the Bar-'
racca class of the Baptist church."
In this same connection mention
is made that the Paragon Company
is incorporated with' a capital of
$5,000, the officers being L. L.
Leary, president, and John J. Wil
lis, secretary and treasurer. The
store being located in the . new
Paragon . building 75x100 feet of
Which a floor space' of 40x100 feet
with a balcony of 20x40 feet is oc
cupied by the company.
Today the store space occupied
by the Paragon Company is the
business home of Rose's Store.
The adjoining store space, which
back in the time this article was
written, wss occupied by the late
George W. Dill operating as the
Morehead City Drug company.
From the tap-roots of this busi
ness started nearly fifty years ago
nd located in the block which had
its birth from the success of that
business is the. Leary 's Store for
Men, owned and operated by the
son of the man of this sketch who
has inherited a share of the busi
ness acumen of his forbear.
Smile a While
A colored man .got his nerve to
gether and took a flight in an air
plane. As he climbed out of the
ship on its return to the field, he
said to the pilot, "Suh, Ah has to
thank you fo' both dem rides."
"What are you talking about."
said the pilot, "you had only one."
"No, suh," returned the passen
ger, "Ah done had two mah fust
an man last.
Newport Men Serve in NaVy
Three Newport men. McCoy
Dudley, metalsmith, third class,
USN, of route 2, Eugene Thompson
Lilly, fireman, USN, and James
Edward Daugherty, steward, sec
ond class, USN, of Route 1, are
serving aboard the destroyer USS
Ernest G. Small on a six-month
cruise in tne wieottermnean wren
the Sixth Task Fleet under Ad
miral Richard L. Conolly, Commander-in-chief
of Naval Forces,
Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean.
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Yqu don't mean pool li'i 'ol me?
Yes, Bossie, we do mean that Tide Water's do things with less work and at lower cost
interested in you-and practically every In the same way, Tide Water assists its
other animal and crop on the farms in domestic customers. Airppliances are
Southeastern North Carolinal carefully checked before delivery. Trained
. home economists come to your home t6
In fact, Tide Water has a special program teach you how to get the most out of your
designed to help farmers find out, how to major appliances.
TO give you the best possible temteJat all times-?that's the main ambition of
Tide Water and those 360 Tide Water folks who are your friends and neigh
bors. It should also be of interest that this service .comes to you at rates as
low or lower than the average lor the entire Atlantic coast,
T 1 P E WAT E It POWER COMPANY
mm ELECTION: HJES, NOV. 2
CSUStS: S:30 A.M. TO WO P.!l
Saturday, OcL 9th Saturday, Oct. 16th
Saturday, October 23rd
PLACE: THE PRECINCT FCLUES PLACE
(Tha Bcgisbar can enter year aaae n any day irom October
9th to October 2Cik Be sure to see him).
llo Registration Can Ce Entered Alter Oct. 29
CHALLEIIGE DAY -OCTODED 39flT
(An Absentee Ballot an he -cancelled oa Election Pay, hy the Registrar, If the Voter
has changed his plans and wishes e vote at the Polls.)
For any voter in the Array, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast
Guard, or Merchant Marine.
Far any voter who will he cut a! the county an Hovemher 2nd.
Far any sick voter unable lo go la the polls,
Voter can apply to this board by letter or Father, Mother, Ere&
tr, Sister. San, er Cacghlcr may apply tar the voter. 1-
plication cast stale Precinct of voter.
" Men or women in the Services wHl he registered by this Hoard.
All others must ha registered on Precinct hooks. ,
Ka af plication can be received afier October ZZSL
Reenter cr Yca Cc:t Vets! Apjly Fcr
Atcdices How! Every Citizen Should Vote!