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A Merger ol THE EEAUFOBT HEWS (Established 1912) and THE TWIM CITY TIMES (Esiablished 1936)
38th YEAR NO. 56.
MOREBEAD CITY, AND BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1948
PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAY!
400 Attend Annual Farm Bureau Meeting, Barbecue
Directors to Be Elected; De
cision to Be Made On
Raising Debt Limit
The annual meeting of the Carteret-Craven
corporation will be held at 1
o'clock Wednesday afternoon at
the recreation center, Shepard
street, Morehead City.
At that time nine directors of
the cooperative will be elected,
members will vote on raising the
debt limit from one million to five
million dollars, and hear reports
of officers, directors, and commit
tees. The following men who have
served as the board -of directors
this year have been re nominated
for directorships: L. W. Pelletier,
Stella, Gordon K. Laughton, Crab
Point, G. W. Ball, Newport route
2, John S. Jones, Swansboro, G. B.
Whitehurst, Straits, Eugene Tingle,
Merrimon, Ileaden Willis, Salter
Path.Cla rence Millis, Newport,
and Earl C. Day, Lola. The 10th
nominee, who did not serve this
year as a director is Floyd W.
Hall, Havelock. Only nine direc
tors will be elected.
Officers on the present board
are Mr. Pelletier, president. Gor
don K. Laughton, vice-president,
and G. W. Ball, secretary. Officers
of the new board of directors will
be elected by the directors them
selves. Deaterf 'ofeteMriM apipflaniei
will present demonstrations and
numerous prizes, including an elec
tric mixer, medicine cabinet, elec
tric heating pad, auto wash and
lubrication, groceries, electric
roaster, electric room heater, and
electric irons will be given away.
"During the past year- the con
struction of extensions to our sys
tem has continued steadily and
lervice is now more readily avail
able than ever before," remarked
Mr. Ball, secretary.
There are 275 miles of REA
(ine in Carteret, Craven, Jones,
find Onslow counties reaching to
1,355 active members. Communi
ties serviced by REA in Carteret
tounty are the following: route 101
lo and including Harlowe, Cedar
island, Salter Path, Bogue, Broad
Creek, Newport route 2, Crab
Point, Havelock, Straits, Otway,
Merrimon, Bachelor, Stella, and
Mrs. Olive Davis, Marshallberg,
from her husband, Gray Morris
Davis, New York,. in Craven coun
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COME JSM08E THAN
'7WCE AS LARGF N
DOLLARS 1&OAYAS N
929 7WESE NOUST'
WAGES AND SALARIES
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PROFITS AND OTHER
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Eight Defendants Plead Guilty
To Gambling Charge, Pay Fines
Towns In County
To Receive Part
Of Beer-Wine Tax
In addition to the $8,826 71 Car
teret county will receive as its
share of slate beer-wine taxes
Beaufort will receive $2,880.62,
Morehead City, $3,253.01; New
port, $422.58; and Atlantic, $88 04.
Distributions to neighboring
counties and municipalities arc as
Craven county received $15,007.
87; Bridgeton, $542.31; Dover,
$529.29; New Bern, $10,401.71;
Carteret county, $8,826.71; Beau
fort, S2,880 62; Morehead City, $3,-
253.01; Newport, $422.58; Atlantic,
Jones county, $8,235.98; Miys
ville, $644.43; Pollocksville, $359.
20; Trenton, $379.4.
Onslow county, $13,793.11; Jack
sonville, $768.58; Richlands, $605.
70; Swansboro, $399.69; Holly
Pamlico county, $6,615.05: Orien
tal, $471.01; Vandemere, $383.85;
27 Lights Will
Under the new Tide Water Pow
er company street lighting con
tract for Morehead City,1 which is
now in the hands of the town at
torney, 27 lights, 4,000 lumens
each, will be placed along each
side of Arendell street from 3rd
to loth street, Mayor George W.
Dill explained this week.
One hundred seventy - seven
lights, of 2,500 lumens each, will
be placed throughout the town at
intersections, and two lights, each
of 1,000 lumens, will be placed in
alleys. There will be a total of 53
It was suggested at the special
meeting of the town board Tues
day afternoon that there be in
cluded in the contract, which has
not yet been signed by the town,
a provision that all old concrete
poles be removed.
Under the new system of light
ing the whiteway on Arendell
street will cost the town approxi
mately $1,000 per month, - inter
section lights $4,789 per month,
and alley lights $1,113 a month.
The eight men arrested while
playing poker Sunday morning at
Atlantic pleaded guilty to "enga
ging in a game of chance at which
money was bet" in recorder's court
Tuesday and paid fines of $10 plus
They were Charles Wallace Wil
lis, Joseph Willis Peppers, Virgil
Hamilton, William Ileaden Piver,
Eugene Hill, Eugene Willis, Arlie
Nelson, and Grady Robinson.
Robert Adams, charged with
giving a bad check, charge with
public drunkenness, resisting ar
rest, using profaie language, nnd
larceny failed to appear and for
feited bond. The state decided not
to prosecute the cases of J. B. and
P. H. Taylor, charged with larceny.
Judgment was suspended in the
case of Theodore Johnson, charged
with having an illegal liquor still,
operating it, and resisting arrest.
Johnson, who was arrested last
May, pleaded guilty, and was
ordered to pay $50 and costs.
Wade Williamson, H. 11. H. Wil
liamson, and George Lester, all
charged with fishing from a
bridge, pleaded guilty. Sentence
was suspended on payment of
Clessie C. Hall pleaded guilty to
driving druk and without driver's
license. Judgment was suspended
upon payment of costs and $100.
Arnold M. Gibbs, charged with
driving drunk, was found guilty
and ordered to pay costs and $100.
Gibbs gave notice of appeal to
superior -court and was placed
under $200 bond.
Virginia tall Stiles and Stanley
A. Mroczka pleaded guilty to speed
ing. Each paid a $10 fine and
c6stsV Vernon JFtoUy pleaded guilty
to driving with improper lights.
Judgment was suspended on pay
ment of costs.
On a charge of driving drunk,
hit and run and doing damage in
the amount of $300, Quincy A.
Pittman was found guilty. Judg
ment was suspended on payment
of $180 and costs, $30 to be paid
to the prosecuting witness.
Jack L. Forbes and John H.
Campbell pleaded guilty to driving
without a driver's license. Judg
ment was suspended in both
cases, Forbes paying costs and
Campbell half the costs.
On a charge of driving with im
proper lights Vernon Hardy plead
ed guilty. Judgment was suspend
ed on payment of costs. The state
reserved the right to prosecute the
case against Ernest Barrett at a
Cases continued are the follow
ing: Dover P. Lawrence, Willie
Pickett, Saul Jones, Clyde Gaskins,
Leslie D. Norris, Washington G.
Dudley,' and Victor Gaskill.
Te Appear a! Elne Ribbon
Mayhard McKissick and his 10
piece orchestra 'Will appear tomor
row night from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.
at the Blue Ribbon Supper club,
three miles west of Morehead City.
McKissick, nationally-known Or
chestra leader, will bring with him
the lovely Krif Kristian, vocalist.
The orchestra is appearing tonight
at the officer's club, Camp Le
Reservations for tomorrow night
can be had by phoning M 9106.
1949 Will See
By Robert G. Lowe, Secretary
Morehead City Chamber of
According to tabulations in the
offices of the Morehead City
Chamber of Commerce, the sum
mer of 1949 will see the greatest
convention activity staged in this
area since the war.
By means of personal contact
and an intensive mail campaign
the Chamber of Commerce has
created widespread interest in the
convention facilities of Morehead
City and Atlantic Beach and al
ready this activity has resulted in
definite dates being assigned to
several groups for meetings next
season with a dozen or more
groups planning to come here, but
not yet decided as to the dates
. A most interesting fact brought
to light by this means is that we
could and would schedule a com
plete season of conventions if we
had the facilities to accomodate
larger groups. Seven meetings have
had to be refused for next summer,
James Davis Potter was re-elected
chairman of the Carteret Dis
trict committee, Boy Scouts of
America, at the annual meeting
Tuesday night in the Scout build
ing on Pollock street, Beaufort.
Dr. S. W. Hatcher was elected
vice-chairman and Dr. O. E. Padcn,
commissioner. The business meet
ing followed a barbecue supper at
A color scheme of gold and
green was followed and camellias
were decorated the table. District
committeemen, wives, Scoutmast
ers, Boy Scouts, and Beaufort and
Morehead City Rotarians attended.
Reports were made by Charles
R. Hassell, Dr. Paden, and Rufus
Sewall. Dr. W. L. Woodard presid
ed during the election.'
W. C. Wall, Scout executive
from New Bern spoke on the op
portunity of growth in the Scout
movement, Dr. N. Thomas Ennett,
committeeman, stressed parent co
operation in Scouting. B. J. May,
president of Beaufort Rotary club,
in a short talk stressed the im
portance of working with young
A talk by G. W. Duncan, relating
his experiences while Scoutmaster,
was acclaimed the most humorous
address of the evening. Short
talks were also made by the Rev.
T. R. Jenkins, minister of Ann
Street Methodist church, and the
Rev. W. L. Martin, rector of St.
Paul's Episcopal church.
To Head CROP
Bi J. May, Beaufort, and David
Battle Webb, Morehead City, both
presidents of their respective Ro
tsry clubs, will head the overseas
relief program, CROP, in this
Mr. May and Mr. Webb were
elected at a meeting Monday night
in the court house, Beaufort. To
serve as treasurer, the Rev. Lester
A. Tilley, pastor of First Metho-
aisi cnurcn, Morenead Lity, was
In charge of the meeting was R
M. Williams, county agent. The
Rev. J. D. Stott, Maysville, explain
ed the program. All the food in
this county must be collected by
Sunday, Dec. 12, he stated.
Mr. May remarked this week
that at the beginning of next week
the officers will meet to make
plans to carry out the program.
Represented at Monday night's
meeting were the following organ
izations: Beaufort Chamber of
Commerce, Lions club, Business
snd Professional Women's club,
State Extension service, and the
Coastal Ministerial association.
simply because we do not have ac
commodations for them.
As the situation exists at pre
sent we can accommodate not more
than 300 convention guests com
fortably. This number strains our
ability to capacity. We have no
banquet facilities on the beach
that will accommodate more than
200 guests at one sitting and only
one of that size. We have no room
or building that can be used for
group meetings of this nature ex
cept the Surf Club and it is under
stood at this time that even this
accommodation will not be avail
able for the coming year.
Of course the old USO Building,
which is now the Carteret County
Recreational Center is available
and indications are that it will
have to be used to a considerable
extent This building will accommo
date meetings with attendance up
to 700, and space for smaller
groups to meet simultaneously in
other rooms. -
It will accommodate four or five
See CONVENTIONS Page 4
Current Membership Drive
Nears Goal of 550
So many Farm bureau members,
wives, and friends, approximately
400, attended the annual meeting
last night in the American Legion
hut west of Morehead City that
they had to send out for more bar
becue. Prior to the main address of the
evening by Frank H. Jeter, agri
culture editor, Noth Carolina Ex
tension service, Raleigh, short
talks which turned out to be joke
marathons, were made by H. L.
Joslyn, member of the Farm Bu
reau and superintendent of Car
teret County sehools, Dan Walker,
manager of the Beaufort Chamber
of Commerce, and Oscar Salter
chairman of the membership drive.
Chuckles subsided to undertake
the main business, election of of
ficers for the coming year. All the
present officers were re-elected: J.
Raymond Ball, president. Robert
Laughton, vice-president, Marie
Campen, secretary-treasurer, and
Oscar Salter, membership chair
man. The board of directors, heads of
various committees, including
fruit and vegetable, tobacco,
swine, general crops, sweet pota
toes, etc., were re-clectrd. The re
port of the nominating committee
was made by Roland Salter, Bet
tie. Mr. Salter in his report on the
current membership drivf said
the goal of 550 members is in sight
and that he guaranteed that by the
time the drive closes at noon to
morrow Csrteret county's goal will
have been met.
As of Wednesday night 523 mem
berships had been written, Mr.
Salter said that 10 were yet to be
written for sure and ttte remainder
would be obtained by the deadline.
The first year a farm bureau
was organized here, which was
three years ago, the membership
goal was set at 335. This was sur
passed and the second year a goal
of over 400 was set and this too
surpassed. This year the quota
is higher than ever before.
President Ball opened the meet
ing with an expression of appre
ciation of the interest associate
members of the farm bureau have
shown. The Rev. T. R. Jenkins,
pastor of Ann Street Methodist
church, Beaufort, gave the invoca
tion. Woman's Club
To Award Prizes
The Beaufort Junior Woman's
club is planning to be busy during
the pre-Christmas season.
They will give a prizo away to
the merchant who displays the
best decorated window on Front
Street in Beaufort during Christ
mas week. This prize, along with
one to the home owner with the
most attractive front yard, will be
presented on Christmas Eve.
A needy family in Beaufort,
whose name has not been decided
yet, has also been included in the
Woman's club Christmas plans. A
complete Christmas dinner, with
turkey and all the fixin's, will be
given to them, along with toys and
clothing for the children.
On Saturday, December 4th, the
club is sponsoring a bazaar at the
Ann Street Methodist church an
nex. The bazaar will be held from
9 a.m. to S p.m. and will feature
the sale of homemade cakes, pies,
cookies, candy, as well as gifts of
Mrs. David Jones will be in
Beaniorl JCi Recommend
Town Expansion, Zoning
Beaufort Jaycees informed two
members of the town planning
board, Mrs. Helen Hatsell and
Robert Stephens, at their .meeting
Monday night that they. thought
extension of the town limits and
zoning were necessary as soon as
They also discussed the neces
sity for a different method of gar
bage collection. It was reported
that approximately half of the
members have . had their blood
typed at the Morehead City hos
pital and remaining members will
have theirs typed in the near fu
ture. , . " .
Following the meeting there was
rehearsal for the minstrel show.
Claud Wheatly. president, was In
charge of the business meeting.
To Protect Buyers
Of Roof Materials
RALEIGH After January 1
purchasers of roofing and siding
in North Carolina will be orotccl-
I ed by a regulation establishing
space coverage, in terms of the
"square" and the "square foot,"
as the basis of measurement' for
The regulation, adopted Novem
ber 8 by the State Uoa-d of Agri
culture under authority of the
Weights and Measures Law, pro
vides that side laps or joints must
be taken into consideration initio
ting coverage for siding and roof
ing. In the case of corrugated ma
terial it specifies that the side lap
shall be not less than one full
Hitherto there has been no uni
form standard of measurement for
roofing and siding, some materials
being sold on the basis of cover
age while others were measured in
terms of their own area with no
allowance made for overlapping
This led to misunderstandings
between dealers and consumers,
especially in the case of some
aluminum roofing material which
has become popular since tlje war.
Farmers and others complained' to
the Department of Agriculture that
they had bought certain types of
roofing by the square only to find
that it would not cover the general
ly accepted area of a square, or
100 square feet, when nailed down
with overlapping side joints.
The new regulation was drawn
by C. D. Baucom, superintendent
of the Agriculture Department's
Division of Weights and Measures.
It differs from an earlier proposal,
on which the board held two pub
lic hearings, in that it omits a
requirement that all roofing sold
in this state be marked according
to its coverage capacity. It also in
cludes siding, whereas the original
proposal referred only to roofing.
As finally adopted, the regu
lation construes the term "square"
as "a quantity of roofing or siding
material, sufficient, when applied
as intended by the manufacturer in
accordance with design andor spe
cifications, to cover an area equal
to 100 U. S. standard square feet
exclusive of side laps or side
joints." Use of the term "square
foot" also is permitted as a stand
ard measurement when allowance
is made for side laps.
R. M. Williams, county agent, re
ported today that the hybrid corn
acreage in the county this year
has increased, with N. C. 27 the
Jason Morris, Stella, conducted
a demonstration on his farm. On
one plat he planted corn 8 inches
in the drill in 4-foot rows and
harvested 119.4 bushels per acre.
On another plat he thinned corn
to about 19 inches in 4-foot rows
and harvested 111.2 bushels per
After ready for harvesting the
corn was pulled, shucked, air-dried
for a month, shelled and weighed,
related Mr. Williams.
Mr. Morris planted the corn
April 1 with 800 pounds of 3-12-6
fertilizer distributed in the drill
when soil was prepared. When the
corn was one foot high one ton
of 7-7-7 fertilizer was placed be
tween the rows.
The corn was cultivated again
when it was between knee and
waist high and 500 pounds of soda
per acre was added when the corn
was between waist and shoulder
Two Fire Alarms Answered
The fire department reported
two fires in Morehead City Mon
day; Nov. 22. Both occurred in the
evening. The first alarm from box
12 was at 9:30 when a short circuit
eaused some damage to the walls
in the second story of Fender's
store. The second alarm sounded
from Box 18 at 11:50 when a stove
caught fire at a home on Bay
street, causing little damage.
Action On Letting
Beaufort, New Bern Con
tractors Submit Bids On
Paving Evans St.
Morehead City board of commis
sioners deferred action, neither
accepting or rejecting, bids on the
paving of Evans street at a special
meeting Tuesday afternoon when
bids were opened.
Only two bids were made, and
these were reckoned on a tonnage
basis, from Z. A. Sneedun, New
Hern, and N. F. Eure, Beaufort.
Commented Mayor George W.
Dill, Jr., "Both bids have been re
jected pending further develop
ments. There is the possibility
that with the state paving nearby
highways in the spring we may be
able to purchase asphalt lor much
less than at present,"
During the course of the meet
ing the mayor also stated that pos
sibility of installing a stop light
at 4th and Arendell street should
After action in regard to the
street paving project the board
went into executive session.
Blind Man Owns Newsstand,
Works for Fun at Carpentry
By Gainer Bryan, . Jr.
He's happily-married, he 't gain
fully employed, and has a hobby of
carpentry. What s more, he can
guess size and weight almost ac
curately Just from hearing a per
William (Bill) Denby, who runs
Bill's newstand on Arendell st.,
has been totally blind for eight
years and practically without sight
since he was about nine years old,
but he makes change with alacrity
ns he sells his drinks, cigarettes
and newspapers, and he does all his
buying and pays his bills himself
"when I have the money to pay,"
Mrs. Denby keeps his books and
is herself employed at the Busy
"I'd think that one of the things
you miss most is seeing pretty
girls," this writer commented.
"No," Bill replied, "girls don't
bother me much."
"Do you think you know how
your wife looks?" I asked.
"Yes," Bill replied. He remem
bers a little about her appearance
before he went completely blind.
He married Lottie Lloyd Sawyer
in May, 1945, and they have made
their home in the lane between
Arendell and Bridges near the Me
Bill worked with the State Com
mission for the Blind in Raleigh
to learn his trade in 1944 and 1945.
They taught him how to manage a
small stand, such as he now ope
rates. He had on-the-job training too,
working for awhile in the State
Soda shop, Raleigh, where another
blind man taught him the ropes.
"So the blind can lead the blind
after all," I remarked.
"Yes," Bill replied. "As soon as
you learn the skills yourself at the
trade schools for the blind, you
help another to learn, and that im
proves your own understanding.
Mr. Denby also worked in Dur
ham to learn the mattress trade at
the Lions Workshop for the Blind
in 1942-43. Before that, he held
various jobs in Morehead City with
the WPA, worked at the beach and
at the fisheries laboratory,
He hates unemployment more
than anything else and says he has
never been without work more
than 18 months to two years at the
time. He has operated his stand
on Arendell st. since Sept. 28, 1947.
In his spare time, Bill likes to
work with a hammer and saw and
to tinker with electrical fixtures.
He recently built a coal bin on one
side of his house without any help.
He built his coin change box in
tho newstand. Recently, he re
versed a pipe on a heater from up
He says he has little trouble
serving his customers at the stand
but that distinguishing between
some drink bottles is a problem.
Telling between orange and grape,
made by the tame company takes
a bit of advance planning. His
scheme is to have the drink man
stack the cratea In separate places,
JCs Will Rocket
To Stardom Dec 10
'Hollywood Capers' to Open
For One-Night Stand at
Glamorous Rita Hayworth, better
known in these parts as Bernard
Leary, will play one of the leading
roles in "Hollywood Capers," the
musical show to be presented by
the Carteret County Registered
Nurses' club and Morehead Cfty
Jaycees, at 8 o'clock Friday night,
Dec. 10, in the Morehead City
Appearing in the all male cast
will be Hazel Scott (E. M Dewey),
Jane Russell, (H. S. Gibbs, Jr )
and the Rockettes of Radio City
George W. Dill, Jr., will be mas
ter of ceremonies.
Proceeds from the affair will be
used to purchase a lending sick
kit for public use and to finance
Jaycee Christmas projects.
Roles were assigned the Jayeees
at their meeting Monday night in
the recreation center.
The Jaycees were shown a film
on the process of testing products
in the Underwriters' laboratory,
the same movie which Rotarians
saw Thursday night.
The group decided to attend the
Union Thanksgiving service yester
day and then went to the bowling
alley to continue their tournament.
High bowler Monday night was Mr.
Gibbs with 180.
W. B. Chalk, vice-president, pre
sided at the business meeting In
the absence of President Bruce
tni then he novr pui orange '
and grape into the. cooler together.''
As for making change, coins
give him no trouble, but he re
fuses to change a greenback of
over $1 denomination.
Bill is 29 and the son of Esther
Smith Denby and Harvey Denby,
both of Morehead City. His la
ther is dead. , v-
He is completely without pe
ception through his left eye, and
can only distinguish between light
and darkness through his righUtii
Bill thinks his blindness is due
lo some medicine drops which a
doctor put into his eyes when he
was between eight and 10 years
old. One afternoon, he related, be
played in a cold wind, and Jhe
next day his eyes smarted and fan
water, and he had a headache, w
The school teacher noticed him
with his head down on his arms
and had him sent to a doctor. The
doctor put drops into his eyes
which were very painful and prac
tically blinded him at the tintf.
The treatment was repeated, and
when the boy complained to his
father, the father tried a drop, in
his own eye and was so pained
that he refused to let the doctor
continue the treatment.
He said he was then taken to a
doctor in another town who da-
dared there was nothing wroiM
with his eyes. ,
The damage appeared to .. .be
done by then, however, and bii
sight steadily failed. In the sev
enth grade, Bill had to quit school
Operations have failed to res
tore his vision, and now, he says,
it doesn't matter much either wayt
Four or five years ago, his eyes
were examined at Duke Hospital
and doctors found scars which in
dicated that too strong a medicine
had eaten away the inner eye,
At the age of 19, he had an one-
ration on his left eye, and sight
was restored for 12-18 months.
Then it went completely blank; , .
With the aid of the Lions club
he began his newstand enterprise.
Friday, Nov. 26
4:02 AM 10:35 AM
4:23 PM 10:48 PM
Saturday, Nov. 27
5:05 AM 11:37 AM
5:22 PM 11:40 m
Sunday, Nov. 28 r t
5:59 AM 12:00 noon
6:15 PM 12:33 AM
Monday, Nov. 29
8:51 AM 12:30 AM
7:06 PM 12.34; PM
Tuesday, Nov. 39 in J
7:39 AM ,; . 1:18 AM
7:55 PM 2:11 ?St
Rehearsals Move to Stage ' '
The Little Theatre will hoffln'rC
h'earsal next week in Morehead
City school ' auditorium on their
play, "Joan of Lorraine," '. ...