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A Merger of THE EEAUFGBT REWS (Eslatlished 1912) and THE TWIN CITY TIMES (Established 1936)
S8th YEAR NO. 53.
MOREHKAD CITY, AND BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1948
PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYI:;
F. S. Diddflson
Estate Is Valued
Wife, Son Get Most Of Col
onel's Hojdings; Will Pro
baled November 8
Soecijil to THE NEWS-TIMES
HACKENSACK, N. J., The
will of Colonel Fairleigh S. Dickin
son, president and co-founder of
Becton, Dickinson & Co., manufac
turers of surgical instruments, was
filed Monday, Nov. 8, for probate
with Surrogate Donald G. Dutcher.
The estate, according to William
Bivona, who was Colonel Dickin
son's personal attorney, probably
will exceed $20,000,000.
Colonel Dickinson, who was born
and reared in Core Creek com
munity, Carteret county, died June
23 at his home in Rutherford, N. J.
After establishing trust funds
for the benefit of two sisters, Miss
Lulu Dickinson and Miss Elizabeth
Dickinson, and a brother-in-law.
Henry B. Smith, Colonel Dickinson
left by far the greater part of his
estate in trust for his wife, Mrs.
Grace Dickinson and their son,
Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr. Sixty
per cent of the income is to go to
her son and in 19SS the principal
is to be divided between them in
Colonel Dickinson's home at 185
Ridge Road, Rutherford, and The
property adjoining it in the rear
at 204 and 208 Sylvan Avenue, is
left to Mrs. Dickinson. Nothing
is left to Fairleigh Dickinson Col
lege in Rutherford, which Colonel
Dickinson founded in, 1942. The In
stitution already had received mare
than $1,000,000 from him. v
Colonel Dickinson owned half
the stock of Becton, Dickinson &
Co. and a controlling interest in
the Rutherford National Bank. He
stipulated in his will that none of
this stock was to be sold without
the approval of his son, who is
named, with the bank, as executor
of the estate. -Counsel for the ex
ecutors in filing the will made no
estimate of the value of the estate.
The will was executed Sept. 29,
A iiew organ was dedicated at
Marshallberg Baptist church Sun
day with the' Rev. Lee Phillips
delivering the sermon at the morn
ing service. I
A representative of the Ham
mond Organ company, Mr. New
berry, of Raleigh, played special
selections on the organ and also
gave a recital at 3 o'clock in the
Special music during the day
was sung by the choir 'and included
the anthem, "Breath on Me."
Ralph Lewis, of New Bern,, for
merly of Marshallberg sang at the
morning service arid the afternoon
recital. His numbers were "The
Holy City,". "Id Rather Have
Jesus," and "The Lord's Prayer."
In his talk, Rev. Mr. .Phillips
dedicated the organ "to the service
of God to be used for the advance
ment of his kingdom." -,
Guests who attended the morn
ing service, in addition to friends
of the Rev. Mr. Phillips, were Mr.
and Mrs. Raymond Willis, New
Bern, Mrs. Maggie Gillikin , and
Mrs. Lucy Murphy, of Davis, Mr.
and Mrs. James D. Rumley, Miss
Lucille Bice, Miss Bessie Langdale,
and Mr. and Mrs. Osborne Davis,
Beaufort, and Mrs. Vera Golden,
Bettie. . ' '
Cooking Demonstration ;
To Be Given Tomorrow '
A demonstration of It-electric
cooking will take place at 2 o'clock
Wednesday afternoon at the Car
i teret Recreation'center.r; y ;
Given by Tide Wawr rower com
: panyj the demonstration is being
sponsored by the Literary and Art
department of the Morehead City
' Woman's club. ..-v,t -;-".;
" . Prizes will be given and pro
ceeds divided between 'the club
and the recreation center.
Menhaden Boats 'At Ease'
By popular demand The Carteret News-Times icprihts this picture of the menhaden fleet in Beau
fort harbor. This scene, well-known and cherished by adopted sons and daughters as well as natives of
the Carteret coastland, has appeared many times in print, from Beaufort and Morehead City to cities
all over the world.
Joint Proclamation Issued
By Mayors of Beaufort,
In effort to rally all the peo
ple of Carteret county, behind the
campaign to wipe out tuberculosis?
MayWlTW. Hassell of Beaufort
and Mayor George W. Dill of More
head City have issued a joint proc
lamation designating Nov. 22 to
Dec. 25 as "Christmas Seal Sea
The annual Christmas seal sale
provides the sole support of the
Carteret County Tuberculosis asso
ciation, Mayor Hassell pointed out.
The 1948 quota for Carteret coun
ty, based on the association's min
imum needs to carry out its tuber
culosis control program for 1949
"Tuberculosis is a public health
problem, a serious threat to every
one in this county, because it is
spread from person to person,"
Mayor Dill declared. "We must
give unqualified support to those
who work directly to halt the
spread of this disease."
The proclamation follows:
WHEREAS, tuberculosis is
spread from person' to person and
constitutes a major public health
problem, and '
WHEREAS, tuberculosis claims
the' lives of approximately 50,000
Americans annually, killing more
of our citizens between the ages
of 15 and 44 than any other (lis
WHEREAS, the Carteret County
Tuberculosis association is con
ducting a tuberculosis control pro
, See SEALS Page 3
36 Attend Eye
Thirty-six children attended the
Lions club eye clinic Friday at the
health offices in the court house
annex, Beaufort Two, however, ar
rived too late to be treated, ac
cording to Dr. N. Th6mas Ennett,
health officer. Forty-eight chil
dren were, expected, -
1 For 24 youngsters, glasses were
prescribed, eight children were in
need of both glasses and surgery,
me who attended the clinic with
iiit a request to do so had normal
eyesight, and another whose' sight
was practically gone could have
nothing done for him to restore
The children attended the clinic
at the . request of health office
nurses who visited the schools and
located children in need of assis
tance but whose families cannot
afford to pay for glasses or treat
ment by an optometrist" ?'.,
- In charge of the clinic .was Dr.
J. B. Hawes, Washington, N. C.l
Assisting was Mrs. Louise Bullitt,
nun from the, State Blind asso
ciation. : ; v.. . : .' v V
Volunteers for clerical duty were
Mrs, Charles . Markey, Miss .Amy
Muse, and Mrs. Joseph House, Jr.
Where Honor b Due
Even though farming and industrial enterprises are begin
ning to figure largely in the economy of Carteret county, the in
comes of the majority of us are determined by yields from the
At this season of the year an increased number of our per
manent residents, and of course, temporary ones, the men who
come here only at this time of year, depend solely on fishing for
their livelihood. ,
The men who man the menhaden boats perform herculean
tasks hauling in a seine containing thousands of pounds of
fish k,wf.M,J(or weaklings. "TiiejreauenUx risk their. viiyei
for the sea'arUmessn1 oe merciless and gives succor to no man."
To these fishermen who undoubtedly would be the first to
shrug their shoulders and say "It's all In a day's work" we dedi
cate this issue of THE NEWS-TIMES with wishes for a record
breaking 194849 season in Carteret county. The Editor.
Dr. W. L. Woodard to Serve
As Head of Planning Board
Dr. W. L. Woodard heads the
Beaufort Planning board rather
than Dr. N. Thomas Ennctt, health
officer, as announced in Friday's
Friday s story was released by
an official spokesman tor me
board who misunderstood the pro
cedure during election.
Officers are Dr. Woodard, chair
man, and Mrs. Helen Hatscll, sec
retary. There is no vice-chair
man as originally stated by the of
The election took place at an
initial meeting of the board Wed
nesday night in the town hall.
Serving on the board, in addi
tion to the officers named above,
are W. H. Potter, Robert Slephcns,
and Dr. Ennett.
The board, during the next four
weeks will obtain suggestions for
town improvements from civic or
ganizations. They also urge in
dividuals to present them with pro
jects which would make Beaufort
"a- better place in which to live."
Beaufort police were again com
mended recently on the manner in
which they handle out-of-town vio
lators of the parking meter ordin
ance. ' '
The following -letter was receiv
ed by Police Chief Louis B. Willis
from Dr. Alfred L. Bell, Burling
ton optometrist. '.
November 11 ,1948
Beaufort, N. C.
, I wish to commend you on your
system concerning parking of out-of-town
cars. . " 1
About two weeks ago Mrs. Bell
was in your .city and deposited a
coin in the meter, then went off
to shop,, and of course,: the ' time
ran out while she was away from
the car and a courtesy card was
placed on the windshield, then , a
few days later She was in town a
gain, this time with a trailer and
while in a store to get change to
put in the meter a ticket was plac
, 8et POLICE Page I ,
Saturday Deadline Nears
For Fntnro Trainees
. C. S. Long, vocation agricul
ture instructor at Newport, to
day reminded farmers who are
ex-servicemen that Saturday is
the deadline for filing applica
tions for the Veterans Farmer
Training courses taught at New
port high school.
Classes for new enrollecs will
start Jan. 1, but because of the
numerous forms which must-be
filled out, men wishing to Uke
the course contact Mr. Long by
Thirty-four veterans are now
In training under" the program
conducted by Mr. Long . Assis
tant instructors are Floyd M.
Garner, James G. Murdoch, Jr.,
and Walter D. Roberts.
THE SIDEWALK SKIPPER
Tlie bad weather and lack of fish
that has kept the fish factories idle
has also held up the stick water
extraction pnoject out at the Sperti
plant In town last week to look
into-the matter further were Dr.
George Sperti, after whom the
numerous Sperti enterprises were
named, and Father C. H. Jensen,
instructor in physics at Cincin
nati's , Institutum Divi : Thomae.
Father Jensen has also worked on
the Improvement of equipment and
methods at the company's Florida
plant. When the menhaden really
begin to come in further tests will
be made to determine whether the
process of evaporating some ninety
percent of the water can be pro
fitable or not
Compared to other years, 1048
was "above normal" according to
Major Domo Potter out st Beau
fort , Fisheries. Figures on his
books show a 25 per cent increase
over other years and he is expect
ing a similar volume of' business
for 1949. The. only change for
seen is a tendency toward mechani
cal sebaration of oil. reolacinf the
flotation method now in more or
less general use. 1 - ( -
It definitely was not a good year
for the Morris plant, where the
fire in June put them out' of the
Boats Make First Big Catches
Yesterday in Hatteras Area
William Ellison Reports
Group Satisfied With
William Ellison, director of the
executive board of the Institute of
Fisheries Research, on his return
today from a meeting of the state
shrimp committee at Louis Hardy's
fish house, Soulhport, commented
on the progress the committee has
made and outlined procedures to
be undertaken in the coming
In regard to a newsstory which
appeared in state papers Saturday
stating that the committee was dis
satisfied with the progress being
made, Mr. Ellison said that no such
conclusion was drawn at the South
Contrary to nothing being done,
as tne news release lnipuea, mr.
Ellison remarked that a lot is be
He stated that it was unfortu
nate that the first boat they obtain
ed for the survey was unsuited for
the purpose. In spite of efforts
to obtain another, they have bejHi
unable to do so.
Twenty-seven boats in Nprth
Carolina and Virginia hve been
Imped md either Jhoy V not
properly equipped or are top ex
pensive. One of the most suitable
would have been available to the
state at $4,000 a month, continued
Mr. Ellison, and the lowest cost
for a suitable one was $1,000 per
month but the cost of operating
it would have run it up to $3,000.
"It was not felt that money
could justifiably be spent in such
amounts in spite of our desire to
get to work on the offshore sur
vey," explained Mr. Ellison. '
When it was realized that a boat
for offshore trawling could not be
immediately located, the personnel
employed for that purpose were
asked to work oil sound shrimp.
The bulk of the catches of
shrimp are from the sound areas
and. time spent on the study of
sound shrimp, while not relieving
the acute out-of-season problem at
Soulhport; will ultimately make
important contributions to that
area which is so closely related to
offshort shrimping that no separa
tion can be made, Mr. Ellison com
mented. At present 10 trawlers from Vir
ginia and North Carolina arc co
operating in the survey by sub
mitting during the current winter
months samples of offshore
shrimp. In this manner the shrimp
committee hopes to learn the off
shore shrimp population, its den
sity, winter habits and migration.
This is a continuation of obser
See SHRIMP Page 3
running in ' regard to processing
the summer catch. Now they are
all tooled up and ready to ride,
they're 1 "sitting this one out"
but literally I One improvement
seen in the .future for this plant
is the proposed dredging of Tay
lor's Creek, which will make it
possible for larger boats to tie up
and unload right in Will Dudley's
bailiwick. Right now the eight-to-ten
foot depth is insufficient, by
several feet, for the larger, boats
even when they are unloaded. .,
' In West Beaufort the two new
boats a-building are at least a
month away from . completion
while the 'Charlie Mason" won't
bit the water for six weeks or so
At the present time she is being
caulked and painted; m new motor
is to be installed shortly. Four
teen or fifteen boats belonging to
the Fish Meal Company are now
here, or ea route from Long Is
land, New Jersey and Delaware.
Meanwhile the elusive menha
den themselves have been off Hat
teras and beading south during the
past week. Protected by rough seas,
they have remained virtually un
touched though small catches werer
reported by the boats Saturday. It
reported fcy the boal Saturday.
Food-fish catches are rated "bet
;. See SKIPPER Page I
'40. '42 Cars Must
Be Inspected By Nov. 30
All motor vehicles of the years
l!)i0 and 1942 must he InNpertrd
on or before Tuesday, Nov. 30,
according to regulations of the
department of motor vehicles,
mechanical inspection division.
Inspection lane No. 36 will be
In Ke;iifnrl tomni row. Thurs
day, Friday, and Saturday near
Presides Over Baptists
The Rev. John W. Sultle, above,
of Shelby, president of the North
Carolina Baptist convention, will
preside at the annual session of
the convention opening today in
Those attending from Carteret
county arc the Rev. John II. Bunn
of Morehead City, the Rev. Lee
Phillips of Marshallberg, the Rev.
L. G. Chandler of Davis and At
lantic, the Rev. Williamson ol
Swansboro, the Rev. and Mrs. "Win
frey Davis of Beaufort, and M.
Leslie Davis of Beaufort.
Operates In Red,
Morehead City Rotarians at their
weekly meeting at the recreational
center Thursday night were in
formed that the recreational center
is operating at a deficit.
Preparatory to reading a finan
cial statement which indicated
that fact, W. C. (Buck) Matthews
gave a report on the services pro
vided to the community by the re
creation center and praised Mr.
and Mrs. Harold Sampson; direc
tors. G. T. Windell reported that a
fund campaign for the high school
band has returned $645. Of this
amount, $400 came from two or
ganizations and $100 was contri
buted by two Rotarians.
The Rev. L. A. Tillcy was receiv
ed as a member of the More
head Rotary. Stanley Woodland
presented him to the club.
Guests present were the Rev.
Winfrey Davis, Beaufort Rotarian;
Earl Mobley, Morehead City; and
R. G. Lowe, the, father of Robert
G. Lowe, Jr.
Catches of menhaden in North
Carolina for the past 12 years, as
given in the biennium reports of
the State Fisheries office, are as
follows: ' 1938-38, 340,700,000 men
haAm: IOTA-HMO. A2RR55.000:
1940-42, 406,780.000; 194244, 369.-
490,000; 194446, 376,816,000, and
Capt Banner L. Willis's big.
gest catch of menhaden in one
day was between .700 and' 809
thousand and not seven and
eight thousand as stated In the1
last paragraph of the story, "A
Trip on the Bonner L. Willis .
which appears on page 1 of the
second section of today s issue.
Blue skies, cool weather, and no
wind spelled splendid catches of
menhaden yesterday as the fleet
went out on its first big fishing
day of the current season.
Good catches were reported Sat
urday morning in the HatterHs
area but then, of course, Saturday
afternoon and Sunday the boats
were tied up at the docks, their
crows' nests making symmetrical
patterns ngainst the sky.
The boats'fished attain yrstcnhiy
in the vicinity of Hatteras with
the following catches reported at
about 4 in the afternoon: Sandy
Hook, 350,000, Tender Heart, 450,
000, Sea King, 300,000.
Mattic Phillips, 500,000, Brims
wick, 3M.000, Mcintosh, 30,000,
Dcwcj, 425,000, Simpson Brothers,
450,000, Seminole, 400,000.
W. A. Mace, 350,000, Charles Co
lona, 500,000, Joe Davis, 400,000,
Mispillion, 450,000, Fire Island,
225,000, Rockaway, 350,000, and
the Charles Herbert Rice, 450,000.
Of Farm Bureau
North Carolina farmers . need
only compare commodity prices of
19,32 with those of 1048 to appre-.
eiate fully whatasia&Ui
means and how small the member
ship fee is in comparison with the
organization's benefits," J. R. Ball,
Newport, -Carteret County Farm
Bureau president, declared today.
"The annual membership fee for
Farm Bureau is only $3," Ball
pointed out. "in other words, a
farmer's sale of 6 pounds of tobac
co, 10 pounds of cotton, 25 pounds
of peanuts, 12 pounds of hog, or
6 pecks of potatoes would bring
enough to pay his membership in
"Just compare this with 1932. In
that year, a Farm Bureau member
ship of $3 would have required the
farmer to sell 30 pounds of tobac
co, 60 pounds of cotton, 300 pounds
of peanuts, 60 pounds of bog, or
30 pecks of potatoes."
"These figures show two things,"
Ball said. "First if it weren't for
the militant fight Farm Bureau
has constantly waged on the na
tional, state, county and communi
ty level for farmers down through
the years, we still would be re
ceiving far less for our products
than we are. Secondly, the mem
bership fee In Farm Bureau Is very
small when you look at the gains
farmers have achieved because of
the steady drive the organization
carries on for us.
"None of us wants to return to
the barren, low-price .days of 1932,
but if we don't organize to the
hilt, Just as other groups are or
ganized, we could very well lose
all or much of the gains we nave
made. Every farmer in North Ca
rolina should be a member of Farm
Bureau, and the time to join is
NOW during the annual member
ship campaiga which has a quota
Bar Association Sets
Calendar lor Civil Term
Members of the Carteret County
Bar association met in the clerk's
office at the court house yesterday
morning and set the calendar for
the civii term of superior court in
December. Court will continue
one week beginning Dec. 8. -
They also adopted a resolution
recommending to the county com
missioners that the courtroom be
remodeled, soundproofed, a . new
and larger desk installed in the
judge's chambers , and cushions
provided for the jurors' chairs. ,
Morehead Cagers to Meet
Alliance Cere Tonight
Morehead City boys' and girls
basketball teams ; will meet Al
liance on the local court tonight
in the tilt of the season, ,
Friday will see the locals square
off with Maysvllle ' in the home
gym, and there will, bo a return
game with Maysvllle, there, Tues
day, Nov. 23. ' . ,
To Lotteries Used
In Coup'" Schools
AJuciation Presenls Anti
Gambling Pelitions to
The Coastal Ministerial associa
tion at their meeting yesterday
morning in the civic center unani-
mously passed a resolution oppos
ing all lorms of gambling "as
piv diced in school programs, such
as raffles, lotteries, etc."
This icsolution was introduced
by the Rev. J. R. Davidson, Free
Will Baptist minister, Davis.
At yesterday's meeting also H.
S. Gibbs, Carteret county's repre
sentative in the general assembly, ,
was presented with petitions Sigh- 'i
ed by 926 members of congi (ga
llons throughout the county who
favor the ministerial association's
stand on opposition to all forms of
rambling, "legal and illegal."
' This resolution, aimec at the dog '
race track west of Morehead City,
was passed by the ministers' asso
ciation at their September meet
Ing. s- t
invited guest,"aceepted the peti- .,
Hons presented by tho Rev. .
Manes Mitchell, minister on tho '
BeauUrt Methodist circuit and
chairman of (he anti gambling com
mittee. Mr. Gibbs stated that in his opin
ion the commissioners and mayor
of Morehead City should be pre
sented the petitions first because
.the race track was a Morehead -
The Rev. T., It. Jenkins remark
ed that since Mr. Gibbs was it
county representative and the po
tilions came from the county, he
should be the one to receive them.
The Rev. J. M. Jolliff, pastor of
Newport Methodist church, point
ed out that the dog track docs not
affect only the people within-the
bounds of Morehead City, (the
county, or state, but reaches even
beyond and Rev. Mr. Mitchell add
ed that since it required legisla
tive action to institute the dog
track, it would require legislative
action to put it out of existence,
Mr. Gibbs remarked thatu he
would do his best to serve the pjo
pic of Carteret county. i,'
In further discussion on ; the
gambling issue, the Rev. Mr. Mit
chell reported that the North Car
See MINISTERS Page 3 v
Stricken At Sea
Funeral services for Timothy
Nelson, 62 Negro crewman-who
died of a heart attack after falling
bverboard from the Bonner L. Wil
lis Saturday morning, will be con
ducted at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon
in Purvis chapel. -
Nelson was one of the Seine
crew members and had been fish
ing out of Beaufort for many years.
According to Captain Willis, Net
son, who lived on Queen street, in
Beaufort, was knocked 'from the
menhaden boat at about 9:13 Sat
urday morning by a striker boat.
He went overboard and was swim
ming while the Bonner WiUls
turned around to pick him up V
As the boat was nearing him,
Bonner Willis, Jr. went in the
water to help Nelson and as he got
to him found him lifeless. -..
The body was taken into , the
Coast Guard station at Hatter s
Inlet where Coast Guardsmr i
worked over Nelson. There
no water in the body and It w. i
then concluded that he died of s
heart attack.',-'' ;;'..;r. ,.'.'''? ;'.
The accident occurred at II
teras shoals while the Bonner I .
Willis : was going through t' ;
sluice. . j,
Nelson, well-known In Beau' '
and among fishermen, belong-'. t
two local lodges and is survive ! i
a sister, Mrs. Nannie J. Fu!
Washington, N. C. ;