CAttERET COENtf frfS-TOS, MORClAD Cfft AN BEAbRT, ft C.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1941
Carteret County Ilevs-Times
A Merger Of .
The Beaufort News (est. 1912) A The Twin City Times (est. 1936)
FRIDAY NOVEMBER S, 1948
The Return of President Truman
A disappointed Republican party realized Tuesday at 11:15
a.m. thet the 16-year lease Democrats have held on the White
(House would be continued for another four years,
A predicted landslide vote for Tom Dewey, the vall?nt ear-
fjicr of the Republican presidency pennant, turned into a hotly-
;contcsied fight which put the American public in a state of po
litical suspense Tuesday night the like of which we have not ex
perienced in many a year.
Poll-takers' faces turned a deeper and deeper crimson as Tru-
pman's votes continued to keep one jump aherd of Dewey's. The
yoper pollsters several weeks ago officially stated that thoy had
I 'stopped sampling opinion because it was an affirmed fact, ac
cording to their calculations, that it would be Dewey c 11 the way.
Dr. Gallup, tl.e more famous sampler of public opinion, who
I yjnerringly has pieclictcd the outcome of numerous other less im
portant elections, took no defense behind excuses for his Dewey
JlM'Prediction. lie did, however, compare his estimates with those
FOf the Literary Digest, a magazine which went out of existence
after a mis prediction on the Roosevelt-Laridon contest in 1036.
IsGallup's predictions in this figiit showed an error per eentage of
US, while the Literary Digest's per eentage of error in 1932 wss
9 per cent.
Although, on the surface, this is quite a blow to the scientific
polling of public opinion business, it only proves more conclu-
iively that after all, man is human, and human beings arc, in the
Inal analysis, unpredictable.
The chemist can take two parts of hydrogen and one part of
oxygen in combination and the resulting product will always be
later. This is unalterably true. A poller c?n take two business
men and a housewife .it 10:25 a.m. and record their opinions on
a certain issue and who can be sure that at 10:26 a.m. the same
, day the businessmen and housewife have not changed their miiiHs?
't Considering the trend in governments throughout the world,
,dtwi.l js ()() sl,rpi jsnfi ()at united States continued on the pathway
j.,t,.Of liberalism. Fxtreme reaction to the long years of Roosevelt,
:'": on which the Republican party counted, has not set in. We are
.'"Wfinning to wonder if it ever will.
. There are more "average citizens" in this country than any
'w" other type and as long as Mr. Average Citizen goes to the polls
he's going to vote for the party that has always had his interests
uppermost in its platform. He'll listen to the stories of other
, ,y . parties, might have even thought at some time during the p st
rihwlfcw weeks that a change in the White House would be the best
thing, but in the final moment he casts his lot with the party "of
, I .
H, (r) the common man.
ikH. Thomns Dewey would have been a good president. With
r' Franklin Roosevelt out of the picture, his election seemed assur
ed, but he, like I. .union and Willkie, was encumbered by the rec
ord left by our last Republican administration. Until those years
from 1928 to 1932 fade farther from memory of voting genera
tions, a Republican candidate will have tough sledding.
It's not easy to say specifically whut made voters return Har
ry S. Truman to the White House. He Is not a man comparable
in any manner to his predecessor, and he has made mistakes re
peatedly during hia presidential career. This leads one to be
lieve, then, that the people were voting, not for a man, but for the
principles his party stands for.
A dissenter t6 this line Of thinking will cite that few voters
cast billots On the basis of political philosophy. Voters are sway
ed, the dissenter says, by pat phrases, slogans, golden promises
and fail to think for themselves.
Could it be then, that in the subconscious minds of the peo
ple "democracy, democracy, democracy" has been so deeply im
bedded by recent years of patriotic fervor that our people have
come to believe that it is only with DEMOCRATS that DEMOC
RACY Can be retained? Perhaps a psychologist could determine
whether in the minds ot the masses these two have become insep
arable. Considering the why's of President Truman's victories, one
can't help but turn to the publication's which supported both
candidates. Life magazine made ho bones about who it wanted
as President. It showed Dewey In the most complimentary light
(to put it mildly), and continually pointed up the blunders of
Truman. Not only Life, btit The New York Times arid! other in
fluential publications beat the drum for Dewey, Dewey, Dewey.
And the American public answered, "We don't, we don't, we don't."
Less influential publications carried the banner for Truman,
but In the face of the big boys it was almost like a voice in the
wilderness. Could It be that the American people simply don't
like to be told, with a big stick, how to vote?
Fof years to come historians will be puzzling over Tuesday's
turri of events, and future Candidates may toy with the idea that
fall they have to do to get elected is to have the pollsters predict
K a victory for their opponent.
Although the reasons for President Truman's victory may
f be varied and numberless, his return1 to the White House was a de-
El cision made by the people an element Unpredictable.
txsaU a ftnjle
t Rossini, the Italian composer,
While visiting Ift France, learned
Ihat a grotip of wealthy admirers
blanned to have a statue erected
Ei his honor.
"HOW much will it cost?" in
ulred the composer.
, . 1 r 1 I. ' "
"Ten million francs," he was
Poverty-stricken at the time,
ROssihi chuckled: "How extrava
gant For five million III stand
on the pedestal myself."
Ohio still has more than 500
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kv RnV k. Bfiet!
Arcliie Hardesty cut his Sericei
meadow for trie thirff time thht
year getting over 150 bales of hay
from thft five, acre field. This rhea-
; dbw is part of a Complete soli Cdn-
servation farm plan worked out in
' cooperation with the Lower Neuse
Soil Conservation District.
The drainage ditch bejng dug
on Hugh , SWan'g North ttjver
ftirrii Is designed to rerflOve ur
face water rapidly at Ibw tide
rrorn the cultivated land. This
farm has very poorly drained
soils and bedding of fields to the
center, shallow v type flitches,
with a large lead ditch ont
through the marsh are expected
to give the best possible drain
age for these soils.
Linwood Fulcher has obtained
an excellent stand of ladino clover
fesctie tdr petrhaheht pasture. Mr.
Fiileher la developing a fine grat
ing program on his farm with fdyf
acres of permanent pasture, two
acres of kudzu for supplementary
summer grazing and a two acre
By Eula Nixon Greenwood
BKTTKR I5USINKSS Mer
ch.nls throughout North Carolina
have within the past few days re
ceived reports on a survey just
completed cn prospects for Christ
mas business this year.
Consensus is that retail sales
will be higher this holiday season
than last -particularly in commu
nities and stores which adequately
preprrc for Christmas trade with
attractive displays and unusual and
Floyd Garner, of Newport has1
seeded ah acre Of poorly drained
land to Caley Pas for demonstra
tion purposes. The Caley peas are
used as a winter cover and green
manure crop which, when allowed
to go to seed every other spring,
will reseed itself, coming up in the
fall for two years after a mature
sefed crop has been disked into the
land. Mr. Garner has also seeded
several acres of very poorly-drained
land adjacent to the Deep
creeic tanai to permanent pasture.
HEADACHES Bill Sharpe is
having his headache this year.
With words, pictures, and anything
else at his disposal he strives to
cive the rest Of the United States
a favorable view of North Carolina.
Although most of the states have
their press agents, Sharpe is now
something of a pioneer in the bu
siness and succeeds in placing fa
vorable publicity in the national
magazines and in the largo news
papers and is recognized as one of
the best in the business ... It is
sometimes difficult to get the play
he wants oh his articles.
However, when polio hit North
Carolina again this year, the news
spread like wildlife. The papers
snapped it Up and the radio had
a big time with it. Just as this
epidemic was subsiding, along
came the srtake-handlers of Dur
ham. Cnesterficld is running in
four-color Eds a picture of its new
factory in the Bull City, Duke Uni
versity is still near the top as an
educational institution and as a
football powerhouse, but Durham,
N. C, this fall is. better known for
its snake-handling than anything
GOOD BUY Each school lib
rary and each home in North Caro
lina should have a copy of Bill
Sharpe's new book, "North Caro
lina A Description by Counties."
Recently released by the Warren
Publishing Co., Raleigh, N. C, It
can be purchased at $5.
Virtually every day in the year
some State departments here re
ceives a request from a aehool kid
like this: "Please send me at once
ail the information1 ybu have On
Caldwell CoUnty." No one county
his a corner on these big orders
They come from all the 100 in al
most direct proportion to the num
ber of school children in the vari
ous counties. When term paper
time rolls around in this spring,
Raleigh is flooded with these "at
once" requests and it requires
much time and effort to answer
Now, in one volume, all the in
formation desired, is supplied:
population, industries, ; average
weekly wage, history, crops grown,
etc., etc., and each school treasury
-how bursting at the. seams from
the Halloween Carnival last Friday
night should be dipped Into lor
a few dollars to purchase one or
more of these books. Parents who
Want to get their children real
worthwhile Christmas presents
should order this book.
TAXES The 'question being
asked these days relative to the
new administration which will take
Over in January in this: "How
does' Kerr Scott plan to get the
money for ell those road and
school improvements he has talked
about so much?"
Well, several revenue-raising
measures are being discussed by
Scctt and his advisors. You may
expect an attempt to raise the
taxes on banks. There Is i State
tax on them now, but various ex
emptions ahd exceptions, may be
tightened. Look for a fight on this
A proposal that insurance com-T
i I . J 1 .r
panies oe more nrsvny ibacu uu
been discussed. Unless changes in
the overall Scott revenue pltiris
have been made, within the past
month, you may iook for a sharpe
increase in this channel.
Remember th:t neither of these
matters cari be settled bverrllght,
but they arc being discussed. Orice
Scott decides that they are heces
sary and fight, he will fight id the
last ditch to carry Hi point oh
them. If yoU don't kribw that, yOti
don't kribw Kefr Scott.
REALISTIC Scott hitide it
clear in a speech last week that he
expects an Uphill battle with the
Legislature On portions of his pro
gram. Consequently you will tind
him Calling on the people to help
him by Contacting their represen
tatives and senators. He has al
ready done this iff several talks.
"You know, a Governor can do
Only So much by himself," said
Scott td the State Grangers at their
convention in Wilson last Thursday
night. "1 wa'ht you people to help
me out. Talk to your folks ift the
At the same time he said the
rural rotfris program he has in
mind the "all-weathering" .of
around 12,000 miles of bus routes
has never been attempted by any
other State in the Nation.
The. people who heard him
agreed that the new Governor
plans to carry through a program
'"''ieh will , attract . attention
throughout the entire United
stales. However, a conservative
Legislature mey see it otherwise.
NOTES Ben Patrick, who has
NOv. 3 Mrs. Sam D. Edwards
returned home Monday from Ra
leigh. Her daughter, Mrs. Bob
Montague, came With her and re
turned to Raleigh Tuesday.
J. D. MoOre, of North Wilkes
bord, and Lyman Mills, of Green
ville, are spending a few days here
Rev. J. M. Jolliff is attending the
Methodist conference in Greenvll
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Heath, Jr.
were in New Bern on business
Mrs. Jack Howard accompanied
Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Garner to Dur
ham Monday to carfr theirjitte
nospuai. - -
BfcLL'S MM STC3E
Ndf i L. The Women's Home
De'hiOhsttation club met last Tues
day rrlgHt with Mrs. Gaston Simp
soil, Fourteen persons were pre-
Sent. The demonstration, "Care
nd Repair of Electrical Equip
ment" was given by the agent. Thi
hostess served doughnutt and
fruit punch. The November meet
ing will meet with Mrs.. F. J.
Several frdrrl thii community at
tended the Free-Will Baptist unipn
Saturday which was held in More
lit; Cv S. Spgeri and Mr, Joe
Hardy of South CaroM' spent i
few days Jwre last week with Mr.
Rogers' family.. ' '
Mr. and Mrs. West Paid, of
Davis, spent i white in the ebrh
Mrs. I. t. FOdfle Is spending a
while with Mrs. Violet Whitley, of
Mrs. C. A. Merrill attended the
Free-Will Baptist , Sunday School
convention Sunday, afternoon ,and
represented Russell's Creek" Sun
day school. . ' . ' ,
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Rogers and
Mr. Joe jlardy spent a while last
week in Oriental visiting Mr. and
Mii A; M. Hardy. i:
fir: Jbttfr CHapiairt visited Mr.
R. L. Gray a while gunday.
Mr. Riley Ndfmaft; of Beaufort,
rpent .a While in the community
last thiirsday. - , .
Mr. arid Mrs; Adie Fddrie and
VafiyV Of Morehead RFC, visited
friends here Sunday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Dunkle
spent a while with Mr. and Mrs.
Riley Norman Saturday.
Mr4. Chris Rogers ihd little
daughter, of Norfolk, speiit i While
in the community last week.
Three Carteret Hen
Etlisl & Arttia Forces
; ThreS Carteret 'coilfity men en
listed recently in the armed forces,
Ohe. in the, Air Force and two in
th wbular Armv. according to
,an announcement from the New
Bern recruiting station.
. Fred W. f ayldri 'Newport RFD
1, has enlisted for three years in
the-, Air Force, Thompson Mbrse
and Jdlin C; SwltisbA, bbth of
MoreHeatJ City RFb 1; helvb enlist-'
ed for three years in the Army.
Rubles range in coibr frbm rose
to deep purple. ' '
m nrnim is
vehy e:sy m
mi 10 BE
It's a lot snore Alsrilrblitg, lady, to have I tire
Mi hoi b Insured; Let's take time not to talk
about jrbar insurance ifrbtectloh. tali its tod'ay
tut detalied ihiorntatibi
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tosuiiANCfc reAl ESTATE
Hi ArehSell Street Morehead City
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Mrs: Sallie Dudley is attending
the Methodist conference this
week, While in Greenville she will
be the guest of Mrs. Lyman Mills.
The Woman's Society of Christ
ian service met With Mrs. I. N.
Howard Tuesday evening.
the devotional was led by, Mirs.
i. i. Mizelie and several , ladies
assisted with interesting readings.
Lemonade and sandwiches were
served at the conclusion of the
been managing the Good Health
magazine fof two years now, is
resigning to take up residence in
Florida. . . . This periodical is the
most beautiful printed in North
The Republicans weren't kidding
when they reported that most of
their funds spent in North Caro
lina went into western Counties.
Harriett Cbu'h'ty Republicans, fof
instance; got $700 in 1944 ... not
a cerit this year.
A tew friohths agO a group1, of
Negroes from up North purchased
a big lot in one of Raleigh's most
exclusive sections. A large apart
ment house was plarfned for Ne
groes. The white folks of the1 com
munity around 150 in all held a
meeting and raised sufficient
moriey tft purcliase the lot, at a
substantial prof ft to the colored
operators. Now it is understood
they are negotiating for large
building site tti ht might be re
garded at least fry the .folks
living m It as t friore exclusive
STAnf II 0 U !
tltai dew to mA Aext years crop a bi on
hf setikty aitd ktEM&i wtnfer cover crepx early.
See your County Soil Co&ierVaiiorcid tSiod i tmSF
pielfi Soil Cooservafion JpjtaU lot f bir lirtt
MfifflBEii federXl btpostt .ttstiilANc tiikmkiioft
town Of Dcaiilorl, IIcHli Carolina
1C1AL STATEI1EI3T, JUIIE 30, 1S48
Cash' irr Bank and on Hand :..,......rt.i J.t?,l?e.46,
Uncollected Taxes t ..L...M:.t 4749M2
Street Assessments Receivable T..,. lS;103.tf2
Deposit with Local Government Commission f75.I8
Due from Debt Service Fund to General Fund i,1tSSAl
Fixed Properties 484j.7S0.57
Total Asaeli ' MiMM
lIAbHItIes, Reserves, Ait d suRpitis:
Accouhts Payable $ 3',93.f 1
Advance, Collectirms on lskfi Taxes l6,84.22
Undistributed CoUectkml on Foreclosed Property UI.38
Bonded Debt 468,36.98
Due to General Fund front Debt Service Fund 3,7di.47
Reserve for Taxes Receivable ..' 47,195.32
Reserve for Paving Assessment Recfeivablis Itr,103:82
total tlabllitiea arid Reserved 8552.W3J0
total LlablMtieg, Reserves; and Suralu $57,144.80
CASH RECEtPtS Am fUSBURStWENT!?
Fiscal teat fchfletf Jlftte 3; i94
RECEIPTS: ' .. v.-
Taxes and Penalties Collected $ 41,j(i6'.42'
thtangibW Propefty faxes' Collected. oj.fis
BeCr aud Willie Tax 1,897.7 '
paving Assessments ahd Interest Collected ...... , 864.96
Privilege ahd Auto Licenses - i,188.12
Fines . and Costs ...........;:....... : ' ,,477.70
Profit from A.B.C. Store il,15L98
Sales of Property 43t.lo
insurauce Refunda eji-SO
Sewer Lines and Taps 132.00
Account Receivable Collected .., 1,550,62
Bond Interest Refund. ......:.......'.....:..5... Q&ftM
Bond and Interest Collected ;...'.'.: . l6t.od
Cemetery FUhd anrf Cemetery Lots Sold tAtlM
Parking Meter Receipts ifort (J2
With'holdifig Tax Collected ffljfr
total fteeetpr tf..it
Balarifce, July 1, 1917 ....r ; iftf)6i7d
, ' , Totti Beceiplt ihd1 Balance $ l4.SW.944
Administrative Salarrss ahd General Expense $i466'.4'7
Police Department i&iM
Street Department 19(407.77
Fife beparttrterft 6,542.90
fiondi Retired 9,82fj.?2 '
Interest and Service Charges' 9,483.42
Maintenance of Tomb v-.-, 59.70
ljfaifitenafice bl Cemetery; ..........:...........:....;.... 213.60 '
l.ffttallWg' PaVkli Meters 733.90
PUld oh tost ot Parlirlg Meters 178.42
. total bisnu&ments ; IptSSit
HkLAXct-cAkii b 'tUbift AM M mt&ffriWi it, mt ....... I
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6E$ttFIcATE: ' ' '-"!, t - - ;
1 We hereby' ceHi'y that have fmtrle a aUflft of m ticcii b( ttcoM, Aid- rc
ofos of the Towif of Beaufort? North' C4fc4Ifia; foY the' Hseal yean ended June 30, 1948; .
and Ij-rre filed a complete fipWrt tflereWt - , - . 1 " '
We furthef eertlfy that w hlvtr pfevred tfie' afve itltefnen Irom'.rie iekti
of Our general report; arid that the' abbv Hifdf rhaftOri U id a'gfemeh't vith Utii r.
pdft, and the' bboU of account ' - ' ' -
. therefore, we certify thai, hf fltfr tfpihfbfi; ffig atovl atetaehts present the true
financial position of ine towrf 6f BoWui6f If Jtfne fa ..... , . - -
l- ' " WILLIAM WAti
MM, North cifotoi,' . ..6' thA W - ; . -
'Oct; w.altfj-ijBt Certified, raiAec'tan,,'?
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