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A Merger of TEE EEAUFG2T KEWS (Established 1912) and TEE TWIN OTY TIMES (klabluhed 193S)
38th YEAR NO. 52.
HOREHSAD CITY, AND BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER i, 1948
PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAY!
President Truman Greets Marines
Beaufort Planning . Board Outlines Program
President Harry S. Truman, above, greets Marine officers who
welcomed him Sunday morning at the Cherry Point Marine Air base
after he landec in his private plane, the Independence, en route to
New Bern where he worshipped in the First Baptist church. At the
right of the President is Maj. Gen. Field Harris, fleet air wing com
mander at the base, and at the extreme right is Fleet Adm. William
Leahy, the President's chief of staff. . Photo by The News-Times
Reports On Status
Of County Births
Out of a total of 639 live births
in Carteret county in 1947, records
of the state board of health show
that 486 occurred in a hospital and
153 occurred outside a hospital
or in circumstances unknown. This
means that 23 94 per cent of the
county's live births last year oc
curred without benefit of hospital
facilities for mother and child.
The records, further" show that
in 43 counties of the state last
year a majority of the live births
- occurred Jlstte'l twpttaHif the
state as a whole "the percentage
born outside a hospital was 35.17.
Among the '100 counties Carteret
ranked 23rd in per cent of 'live
births that occurred without such
In one county (Hyde) in 1947
the majority of live- births did not
i even have the attendance of a
physician, and in. a score of othor
counties the proportion of births
without such . attendance was be
tween one third to nearly one half.
A physician was in attendance
at 568 of the Carteret births, but
71 had only the attention of a
In the same year the county had
a total of 17 infant deaths and no
Of the infant deaths, 14 occurred
' in a hospital and three outside a
hospital or in circumstances un
known. A physician was in at
tendance at 16 of the deaths and
the remaining death had no atten
tion of a physician or occurred
in circumstances unknown.
As another aspect of the Car
teret county health picture, records
show that the county budget for
public health service for the fis
, cal year 1947-48 totaled $21,038 or
1.151 per capita. Of this total, lo
cal sources contributed $13,448 or
.736 per capita; the state contri
buted $3,240 tor .177 per capita;
and $4,350 or .238 per capita came
from the federal Government
Of other 96 counties which spent
money fori public health service,
Carteret county ranked 13th in to
tal per capita expenditures.
I Another indication of Carteret's
health rating can be found in the
fact that from 1940 to January 1,
1945 the county had a total draft
rejection rate of 43.41 per cent,
according to the Institute for Re
search in Social Science of the
state university. Among the coun
ties "Carteret ranked 38th in per
cent of total rejections. In per
centage of white rejections the
county ranked 59lh,. w;th a rate
of 41.35 per cent. In Negro re
jections it ranked 11th, with a rate
of 52.69 per cent.; '. , ,
The Rev. L A. Tilley
To Bemain in Morehead
The Rev. L. A. Tilley, pastor of
First Methodist church, Morehead
City, will remain here for the
coming conference year,
According to the - assignments
made at the close of the anual con
ference in Greenville Sunday, Rev.
Mr. Tilley was to be replaced by
the Rev, W. A. Cade, of Raleigh.
f Mr. Cade served as pastor here
about 20 years ago. ' ('t
- Notification of the change was
sent by telegram Wednesday after
1 1 noon to George Roberts Wallace,
' chairman of the board of stewards
, 'of First Methodist church. The
telegram came from the Rev. B.
(B. Slaughter, district superinten
Krouse Rooters 'Bury'
Jubilant voters of the "Charlie
Krouse for Constable" faction on
Saturday night prepared a grave
for his opponent, Hubert Ful
cher, outside the Morehead City
A rounded mound of sand was
topped with a cross and flowers
and remained there until Sunday
night. Then it was mysteriously
removed but the removers
dumped the sand in the firemen's
new fish pond.
The two inhabitants, the first
ones to dwell there, succumbed
to the deluge. When Firemen
Mack Edwards Shoveled the sand
out of the pond Monday morn
ing, the fish were nowhere to
Mr, Eulcher, however, is still
In the. land of the living.
The Morehead City PTA receiv
ed a report at their meeting Mon
day night that proceeds from the
Halloween carnival netted them
$946.80. Mrs. Paul Mitchell, gen
eral chairman for the carnival,
made the report.
Following the business session,
members of the senior class gave
a program directed by Mrs. Helen
Bailey. Buck Matthews presided.
The theme of the program was
"The New Look in Education."
A talk on the theme was given
by Marjorie Stone and Giles Willis
presented statistics from the re
port of the North Carolina Educa
tion commission. '
' Three vocalists appeared. Lois
Webb sang "Smiting Through;"
Richard Prather sang "Love's Old
Sweet Song;" and Billie Jo Watson
sang "Night and Day."
Mrs. Ray Alexander presided in
the absence of Mrs. R. T. Willis,
Jaycees Alter Plans
On Christmas Projects
' Morehead City Jaycees at their
regular meeting Monday night de
cided not to raise funds for poor
children in the town, as contem
plated, because they have been in
formed that the children will be
provided for from other sources.
The Jaycees voted to proceed
with plans for Christmas decora
tions in Morehead City. Plans for
attending a quarterly board meet
ing of the Junior Chamber of Com
merce in Raleigh this weekend
were discussed. It was also am
nounced that Beverly Burbidge, a
national vice-president will appear
at an area Jaycee meeting in New
Bern Friday night, and all were
urged to attend. ; . ; , , i f ;,
Visitors recognized were Walter
Siewitz of Philadelphia and Walter
Ewell, Morehead City. Luther
Lewis, local vice-president, was
back in town after a long absence.
In Beaufort Horehead "
Thanksgiving Day, Nov25,' in
Beaufort and Morehead City will
be a holiday.' ; -. :.;
According to Morehead City
Chamber of Commerce informa
tion, grocery stores will remain
open Wednesday afternoon, other
retail stores will close that after
noon and remain closed the day
following. ' ;
Buy Bowling Alley
Atlantic Beach Amusement
Center Passes From Coop
After 11 years of operation un
der its owner, A. B. Cooper, the
Idle Hour Amusement center, At
lantic Beach, has changed hands
and will be operated by its new
owners, Victor Wickizer and Jo-1
scph H. Willis of Morehead City.
The sale price was not released
for publication. Mr. Cooper, how
ever, refused a $59,000 offer for
the building during the last auc
tion held there in the summer.
The Amusement center, the
largest of its type in the state,
has recently been re decorated and
a new game, table bhuffleboard
installed, which, Mr. Cooper says,
has been very well received. Total
cost , of the recent improvements
at the center amounted to $10,000.
The new owners state that they
have plans for additional improve-1
Mr. Wickizer and Mr. Willis for
the past three seasons have opera
ted the Surfside Novelty shop on
the Atlantic Beach boardwalk.
Mr. Wickizer'has been affiliated
with the industrial division of the
Pilot Life Insurance company in
this section and was president of
the Morehead City Lions club last
year. During his terra of office he
directed Lions efforts toward ma
jor support of the' county's
Mr. Willis, a former student at
Morehead City high school, is an
exGI. He served two and a half
years' in the Army, the major part
of this' time in. NSW . Guinea, He
was given a medical discharge in
Since that time he has been em
ployed at Atlantic Beach and has
worked under the Vocational Train
ing program for ex-GI's at the
United States Marine Corps Air
Station, Cherry Point.
Rotary Club Hears
The Rev. Winfrey Davis, First
Baptist minister, Beaufort, con
ducted a reminiscence period on
the occasion of Armistice Day at
the Beaufort Rotary meeting Tues
.Members were called upon to
tell where they were and what they
were doing at the historic hour
of the Armistice signing, Nov. 11
at 11 o'clock, 1918.
'Mr. Davis said that he was .an
enlisted man in the Navy and was
bound for the USA on board a
transport one hour out of Brest,
France, when the Armistice was
Because of strictness on inform
ation, however, he said he did hot
know of the war's ending until
night fell and the ship did not
observe the customary blackout.
v The Beaufort pastor told Ro
tarians that he was a "gob," a
member of the "black gang," or
Following Rev. Davis's talk, L.
N. Glenn of Gastonia, a guest at
the Rotary meeting, stated that he
attended in Beaufort to maintain
a perfect attendance record of 19
years, . ' 1
H. L. Joslyn of Morehead City
was a guest also. v
Wiley Taylor, Jr., chairman of
the 1948 seal sale in Carteret
county, asked the Rotarians to ap
point a committee v who would
assist him in selling bonds to aid
in the TB campaign. He said $2,000
is needed to , provide Carteret
county with mass X-rays. Dr. N. T.
Ennett spoke on behalf of the
fund effort A
President B, F May announced
that the club would hold its meet
ing Nov. 23 at the Scout hut join
ing with Scouters in their district
meeting. A barbecue supper will
be held. ' : ; -,,. "
' A stalled motor in the electric
ice box of the Rev. W. E. Ander
son, Free Will Baptist church pas
tor, 14th and Shepard, Morehead
City, filled the house with smoke
and prompted the minister to call
the fire department Wednesday at
6:25 a.m. Firemen discovered the
stalled motor and cut it off. There
was no damage. ' ,
Big Moment for Markers Island Jaycees
7 fe; 'J;-- 's' I
Earl Davis, pictured center, hands over deed for land to Harkers Island Jaycees. On this land the
Jaycees will construct their own building, thus becoming the first Junior Chamber of Commerce in the
slate to have its own headquarters. Pictured above, left to right, arc Maxwell Willis, Islie Guthrie,
David Yeomans, Mr. Davis, dihu Lewis, Dan Wal'ter, manager of the Beaufort. Chamber of Com
merce, Willard Lewis, president of the Harkers Is'and Jaycees, Gainer Bryan, Jr., NEWS-TIMES re
porter, and James Moore.
Will Hold Sway
Beaufort Teen-Agers Will
Celebrate Sadie Hawkins
Day With Dance
Dogpatch Doin's will be the or
der of the evening Saturday from
7:30 to 10:30 at the Beaufort Teen
Age canteen in the Scout building
on Pollock street.
Jit- tme pi the Sadie Htwlta
tiance will (be.MrtV Margare, Hop
kins. Assisting her will be Mrs.
Lonesome Polecat Samples
John Haynes and Mrs. Halsey Paul.
The Teen-Agers will wear pog
patch costumes and a prize will be
offered for the best ones. Games
typical for the occasion will be
played and "kickapoo joy juice"
a favorite Dogpatch refresh
ment, will be served.
Guilty On Dog
, Much ado about a dog threw
recorder's court into a hilarious
uproar at times Tuesday. Harvey
Hamilton,' Jr., served as defense
attorney in the misdemeanor case.
He admitted his client's guilt but
maintained that Juojge Lambert
Morris' should not find him guilty.
The case also brought to re
corder'i cdurt its first test of i
statute applying to persons who
reside' outside of town limits re
quiring that they must not wilfully
allow their dogs to run at large
at night , : 7 - ',- ..
Llovd Goodwin, of Homes drive,
Morehead City, defendant, was
charged with unlawfully and wil
fully allowing his dog, over 'six
months old, named Lady, to run
at large in the night time.
' Mr. Hamilton read the Morehead
City statute applying to .this case
to the judge, admitted his client's
guilt but asked that the judge, not
find, the accused guilty 'because
"everybody else's dog runs at large
. "I find Mr. Goodwin technically
guilty," the judge ruled, and an
nounced a sentence suspended, up
on payment of costs. -:
Consulting with his client brief
ly, Mr. Hamilton again took the
floor and entered a plea for appeal
of the case to superior couft!' :
"I feel very keenly about dogs,"
the attorney declared, "and I don't
NEWS-TIMES to Publish
Special Fishing Edition
As a tribute to the men who
each year at this time man the
boats that bring in the valuable
menhaden, and in recognition of
Carteret county's great menha
den industry, THE CARTERET
COUNTY NEWS TIMES will
publish Tuesday a special com
mercial fishing edition.
Included In this edition will
be stories and pictures on fish
ing, the lifcblood Industry of
Goes Up At Bridge
Construction started this week
on a 38 by 75-foot frame building
west of thb Beaufort bridge on
Beaufort channel. The structure,
expected to cost approximately
$10,000, is being built by Roy Eu
banks, Beaufort. Hoke Matthews,
Beaufort, is the contractor.
Mr. Eubanjts plans, to rent the
building, which he says, can be
used as a recreation center for
sports fishermen or as a place of
It will be completed in about 30
days, finished with asbestos siding,
and extend over the water at the
rear where boats, can tic up. A
six-foot walkway will flank three
sides. Ground fill will go in the
Mr. Eubanks purchased the prop
erty four months ago on which the
building is being erected.
' The Coast Guard cutter Aggasiz
was notified of a hurricane warn
ing to, affect the area between
Morehead City and Cape Hatleras
and order to stand by for any
emergency Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.
The order was later withdrawn.
The storm did not strike this coast.
believe. there are any 12 men who
will find a man guilty of this sta
Feeling ran high earlier in the
trial as Mr. Hamilton's charges
that it was "nothing but' a spite
trial" were ruled irelevant time
after time by the judge.
Persons seated out in the court
room and others on the rostrum
who were not actually in the wit
ness stand sought to testify at
times and were declared out of or
der by the judge and sheriff.
Cross-examining the plaintiff,
Mr. Norris. of 'Homes drive, Mr.
Hamilton charged that Mr. Norris'
son threw a brick at the Goodwin
dog, Mr. Norris admitted this but
said it occurred in their yard.
Mr. Hamilton then asked the
witness if his sonv shot the dog
with an air rifle. Mr. Norris de
nied that his son shot the dog but
said that he tid.
The dog owner said he could not
keep his dog tied during the day
because the Norris boys throw
bricks and shoot a BB gun at her.
Ue said he started out of his
bouse to work early one morning
and saw "with my own eyes" one
of the Norris boys shooting his dog
with a BB gun. '
Mr. Goodwin said he told the
boy, "If I see yon shoot my dog
again with that d d BB gun,
Se COURT. Page 3
'Buy Tickets For
Persons planning to buy mem
berships to the North Carolina
Symphony society should do so im
mediately, urged Mrs. B. F. Royal,
membership chairman, in a state
ment this week.
Unless the Little Symphony,
which is scheduled to appear in
Morehead City next spring, il
guaranteed $750 from Carteret
county, it will not include this
area in its tour.
Morehead City Teen-Agers, ex
pressing a great deal of interest
in appearance of the symphony
here are cooperating in sale of
"Music lovers of the county ure
offered an opportunity to hear one
of the finest small orchestras in
the country through their coopera
tion and support of the Carteret
County Symphony Society in its ef
forts to bring the Little Symphony
here next spring," declared Mrs.
"Under the direction of Benja
min Swalin, the North Carolina
Symphony has become a distin
guished institution and the slgni-
. . . . I. :
Iicani coniriouuons h m miming
to the educational and cultural life
of the State grows apparent with
each succeeding year," continued
Mrs. Royal.", "The Little Symphony
has had a definite share in this
development, and the orchestra's
far-reaching influence. The ad
vantage of having a smaller tour
ing unit is its greater mobility and
the fact that every Individual from
coastal towns to the most inacces
sible mountain village may be
reached and have the opportunity
of hearing great music."
Dr. Swalin discovered during the
past season that his crusade for
greater music in North Carolina
is gaining momentum. From every
town, city, and rural district, peo
ple are flocking to hear the sym
See SYMPHONY Page 3
The monthly meeting of the Car
teret County Medical society was
held at the Morehead City hospi
tal Monday night. This was a sup
per meeting, the hospital acting
- The guest speaker was Dr. Ro
bert N. Creadick of the obstetrical
department of Duke hospital His
subject was,' "Obstetrical Compli
cations,' and HoW to Treat Them."
Dr. Creadick's presentation of his
subject war considered a classic.
There was much discussion and it
was generally agreed that it was
the outstanding program of the
Dr. Palumbo, of Duke hospital,
was also a guest Every' member
of the society being present.
Dr. N. T. Ennett suggested that
for the December meeting, the so
ciety have Dr. J. W. Roy Norton,
State Health Officer, nd Dr. J.
F. , Robertson, president,' North
Carolina Medical society, as guest
speakers , v -,.!
Dr. J. W. Morris, Morehead City,
is president of the Society, Dr. F.
E. Hyde, Beaufort, .Is secretary,
and Dr. N. T. Ennett, Beaufort,
Meets At Hospital
Civic Groups to
Beaufort's planning board, crea
ted at the October meeting of the
town commissioners, will consult
each civic organization in Beau
fort within the next month for sugf
gestions on procedures the board
This move was made at the ini
tial meeting of the board Wednes
day night in the town hail.
Dr. N. Thomas Ennett, heallh
officer, and representative of the
county health department, was
elected chairman. Dr. W. L. Wood
ard, representative of the Chamber
of Commerce, was elected first
vice-chairman, and Mrs. Helen Hat
sell, Woman's club representative,
secretary. Other members of the
board are Robert Stephens, repre
senting the Junior Chamber of
Commerce, and William 11. Potter,
representative of businessmen at
The planning board met Inst
niKht with the Beaufort Book club.
They will meet with Rotarians
Tuesday night, Jaycees Monday
night, Nov. 22, and with the Junior
Woman's club Monday, Dec. 6.
Prior to the conference with
members of the Junior Woman's
club, they will meet Wednesday
night, Nov. 24, in the postoffice
building to discuss suggestions
submitted up to that time.
After all civic organizations have
been contacted, the board will
select proposals on which they
deem action is necessary and pre
sent these proposals in the form
of a resolution to town commis
sioners. The board, speaking through its
secretary, has stated, "We are serv
ing the people of Beaufort. We
want them to let us know what
should be done to improve our
torn. Their suggestions will be
'most welcome and can W-pfeaent-ed
to any member of our board."
Suggestion for a town planning
board was submitted to commis
sioners by the Junior Chamber of
Commerce as the first step in ex
pediting the Jaycee projects of
zoning and extension of town
The board, patterned after the
Chapel Hill planning board, was
recommended for creation by the
department of city and regional
planning, University of North
The Beaufort Jaycees minstrel
show has been postponed until Jan
uary because the present busy sea
son Interferes with members com
ing to practice, President Claud
Whcatly announced Monday night.
The group will continue to prac
tice minstrel songs at each regular
JC's voted at their Monday night
meeting to help the Junior Wom
en's club( prepare Christmas de
corations 'on Front st. Just after
Alex Erickson and the Wallace
Fisheries were commended for the
disposal of scrap firewood to needy
The JC's laid plans for as large
a number as possible to represent
Beaufort at an area JC meeting
in New Bern tonight.
Morehead City hospital wilt be
asked to list the blood type and
RH factor of Beaufort JC's, accord
ing to a decision made at a recent
meeting. Dan L. Walker was rr
quested to contact the- hospital.
Cooler Weather Arrives
Alter Unseasonal Got Spell
The out of - season November
weather of the past two weeks
broke slightly yesterday morning
when cool winds, probably -from
the offshore hurricane, blew over
the Beaufort-Morehead City area.
The highest temperature record
ed during the past week- was 79
degrees Saturday according to E.
Stamey Davis, official weather ob
server. Minimum that day was 37
Rainfall during the week totaled
.109 inches. - ' ,
Temperature readings are as fol
lows; .-' . ;
-... 74 64
..... 79 vS7
.... 66 56
To School Library
Armistice Day, Health Pro
gram Presented at Toes
The Beaufort PTA at Its meet
ing Tuesday night accepted the
recommendation of the executive '
committee that $000 be given Miss
Gladys Chadwick for use in the
elementary school library.
In keeping with Armistice Day,
Jerry Dickinson and Mary Fond
Mason opened the meeting with
recitations of In Flanders Field
and America's Answer. . .
Mrs. Ralph Eudy, president, pre
sided, the minutes of the previous
meeting were read and approved,
the treasurer, Paul Jones, reported
$983.81 in the bank account.
Announcement was made that 11
this week is American Education
Week, and that Fox-Downum have
a display in their window of work
done by Beaufort school auditori
um. All parents were urged to
visit the school yesterday.
Mrs. Robert Safrlt, co-chairman
of ways and means, announced
that $140 was realized ,on the
Chamber of Commerce dinner and
the same amount on the district
PTA luncheon. She announced
that her committee is i selling
Christmas cards, Christmas "wrap
pings and stationery, and anyoni
interested should call her or Mrs. '
James H. Potter, 3rd.
Mrs. Gehrmann Holland, room1 ,
ireyt'eMHiatW ehelMiktw safd. the -See
PTA Page 5 ,
113 Pupils Placed
On Honor Roll
One hundred thirteen pupils of
Beaufort high school attained high
scholastic averages for the first
term and have been placed, on
the honor roll. They are as follows: ;
First grade (no honor roll). -
Second grade: Allen Autry.JKit
Jones, T. G. Leary, Jr., James
Lewis, Sammy Merrill, Frank Pot
jer, Jackie WheaUey, Dallas Willis,
Larry Dudley, Joyce Ann Beach
em, Glcnda Harris, Sandra Hunan,
Gcraldine Lawrence, Mary Eliza
beth Noe, Elizabeth Hill, Bunny
Moore, Linda Kay Salter, Billy
Jean Skarren,' Pauline Woodard,
Third grade: Raymond GiUlkin,.
Joseph Pake, Daniel Willis, :Niha
Darling, Anne Lewis, Judith Tay
lor, Bruce Dudley, Frances vBelI,
Nancy Mason, Judith Moore, Bren
da Smith, Mary Anne Ewain.'Bro
na Willis. ....'.'."i'
Fourth grade: Bobby Russell,
Ella Blake, Rae Frances Hassell,
Evelyn Merrill, Catherine Potter,
Elizabeth Willis, Janice Becton,'
Mildred Whealton, John Allen
Chaplam III. .'n:
Fifth grade: James Graham,
Jimmy Murphy, Robert Swain,
Joyce Chadwick, Bertha Dixon, Syl
via Harrell, Paula Jones, Annette
Merrill, Peggy Williams, Jimmy -Potter,
Barbara Chadwick, Sterling
Chadwick, Nina Faye Kirk, Shirley
Piner, Jean Pittman, Clyda ,Ruth
Taylor. , -v ; ;.
Sixth grade: Virginia Lee Davis,
Martha Gibbs, Virginia Hassell,
Jeanne Jenkins, Janice - Mdrphy,
Larry Moore, Barbara Finer, Bruce
Edwards, Henry Safrit, ' Geneva
Hardesty, Nancy - Ratcliffe, , Ada
Lewis, Wayne Whitehurst v ' ;
Seventh grade: Bobby Davis, Pat
ricia Daniels, Sadie Harris, Janice
Keller, Peggy Joyce Lewla, Har
riette Ratcliffe, Anita Copeland,
Sue Gibbs, Evelyn Graham, Bar-,
barn Harris, Phyllis Pake, Grace
See HONOR ROLL Page .,
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Saturday, Not. 13 , r
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Sunday, not. 14
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Monday, Novj 15
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Tuesday, Nev. 18
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