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A Merger of TEE BEAUFOBT NEWS (Established 1912) and THE TWIH CITY TIMES (Established 1936)
PUBLISHED TUFSDAYS AND FRIDAY1
38th YEAR NO. 59.
EIGHT PAGE I
MOREHEAD CITY, AND BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1948
EIGHT PAGES
MEWS
MES
Coast and Geodetic Survey
WantsNamesin County Changed
The survey of Carteret county
made recently by the Coast and
Geodetic Survey in its work in this
territory during the past year has
resulted in the C & G Survey sug
gesting that many of the names
of inlets, rivers, and channels in
this county be changed.
The careful assignment of these
names is especially necessary to
aid navigation and rescue work,
officials said.
The Survey wants a tidal inlet
n Carteret called "Jump and
Run" instead of "Widders Gut,"
and a mile-long stream here to be
called "Jumping Run."
The Board of Geographic Names
has taken the proposed names un
der study, along with 25 other
name suggestions from the same
agency for places in Carteret coun
ty, one in adjoining Pamlico coun
ty and five localities in the "ship
wreck zone" of Cape Hattcras.
Widders Gut is near the mouth
of Middens creek east of Smyrna
village. Jumping Run flows east
and south into the north side of
Bogue sound four miles east of
Broad creek.
The Pamlico county proposal is
Burton creek, a northern tributary
of Broad creek. The stream on
some maps is shown as Buxton
creek.
The Hattcras proposals: Dia
mond Shoals, extending southeast
from Cape Hatteras for 10 miles,
not to be called Hatteras Shoals;
Hatteras Shoals, the inner section
of Diamond Shoals, not to be call
ed the Split; Hatteras Slough, be
tween inner Diamond Shoal and
outer Diamond Shoal, not to be
Commissioners
Hear Report
On County Audit
County commissioners at their
December meeting yesterday
morning in the court house heard
a report on the audit for the fiscal
year 1947-48 from L. R. Ausbon,
accountant with the firm of Wil
liams and Wall, Raleigh.
Highlights of the report were the
reduction of the county's bonded
debt by $70,000 and a 91 per cent
collection on the current tax levy.
Mr. Ausbon commended the
keeping of records in all of the
county offices with which he had
to deal in making the audit.
Total revenue of the county for
the recently closed fiscal year was
$442,068. Including the amount
paid to county teachers by the
f-'e the total income was $760,
298. because of an increase of one
million dollars in property valua
tion during the past year, taxes col
lected increased. The largest a
mount of money ever collected
through the clerk of court's office
was recorded for 1947-48, $27,296.
The welfare department spent
$1,820 mere than its allotted a-
mount. "In spite of good times, our
charity cases are increasing, com
mented Dr. K. P. B. Bonner, chair
man of the board.
At the conclusion of the report,
Mr. Ausbon requested that the
county renew its contract with his
firm for 1948-49. The request was
granted.
The commissioners agreed tr
pay Alvah Hamilton, county attor
ney, to search title on shore land
at Sea Level in order that dredg
ing of the Sea Level basin can be
undertaken. The board also re
rturd the valuation n W. D. Hw
land property In Morehead City
. irom kJ.uuU to $2,500.
At the request of Harkers Island
REA, Shuford Guthrie, Harkers Is
land, was appointed electrical in
spector there. A resolution was
i clso ordered to be sent to the
State Highway and Public Works
commission requesting that the
Gloiiv sster road be filled in to pre
vent the tide from flowing over it.
The county property at Newport,
formerly belonging to T. S. Smith,
heirs, was purchased by L. C. Car
roll, Newport, for $35.
jj ASHC?PW3 VAYS
'OmimisTaAS
called Outer Slue channel; inner
Diamond Shoal, middle section of
Diamond Shoals; outer Diamond
Shoal, southeasternmost section of
Diamond Shoals.
The other Carteret county pro
posals: Bardcns inlet: Passage between
Core Danks and Shackleford Banks
north of Cape Lookout; named for
Graham Arthur Barden, a con
gressman from North Carolina;
Carteret county; not Lookout
Bight channel, the drain.
Bells island: Marshy island in
Core sound about 1 mile east of i
Marshallberg, Carteret county;
not: Great Marsh.
Berry bay; Bay west of Core
sound and south of Thorofare bay j
and Cedar island, Carteret coun-,
ty; not: Barry bay, Barry's bay. j
Browns island: Island about 1.5
miles long, north of the east end
of Harkers island and separated
from it by Westmouth bay and
Eastmouth bay, Carteret county;
not: Harkers island.
Cart island: Marshy land about
1.5 miles long, southeast oj! Beau
fort and separated from the main
land bv Taylor creek, Carteret
county; not: Carrot island.
Cedar Bay point: Point on the
south shore of the Neuse river
about 4 miles upstream from its
mouth and north of the entrance
to Cedar bay, Carteret county;
not: Mulberry point.
Cedar Island bay: Bay about 2.8
miles long by 1.5 miles wide, be
tween Cedar island and Hog is
land, Carteret county; not: Cedar
bay, Hog Island bay.
East Carolina
To Meet at Greenville Friday
- Dr., Lorn W. Barclay, national
director of publications for the
Boy Scouts of America, will be the
principal speaker at the 1948 an
nual meeting of the Scout organ
ization in the East Carolina coun
cil at Greenville Friday, it was dis
closed today by James D. Potter,
Beaufort chairman of the Carteret
District committee.
Tickets for the annual meeting
this year may be obtained from
Cubmasters, Scoutmasters and
county chairmen of the East Caro
lina Council or may be ordered
direct from the council office in
Wilson. The meeting will be held
at E. C. T. C. in Greenville at 7
o'clock.
During this meeting, Silver Bea
ver awards will be presented. Well
known figures in Scouting from
throughout North Carolina will be
recognized and officers for the
new year will be elected.
More than 300 Scout Leaders,
parents and friends of Scouting
are expected to attend the meeting
which is expressed by Scout lead
ers as being the "greatest inspira
tional meeting of the year," Mr.
Potter commented.
Dr. Barclay received his prelimi
nary education in Poplar Hill, On
tario. He was graduated from Be
thany college in 1908 and conduct-
I ed further studies at Yale universi
ty for several years. In 1935, Be
thany college conferred upon him
the degree of Doctor of Humane
Letters.
While at Yale, Dr. Barclay was
in charge of the boys clubs of
Lowell Settlement house. He spent
summer months directing play
grounds in Albany, N. Y., and in
Homestead, Pa.
During 1931-1933 he was direc
tor of the 'National Parks associa
tion with headquarters in Washing
ton, D. C. '
Farmers Vote For Soil
Conservation Conncilmen
Ballot boxes have been placed in
the various communities through
out the county for election of the
county committee, Lower Neuse
Soil Conservation district.
Running for county committee
men are Neal Campen and W. J.
Hardesty. Voters will select one
if the above, or write in a name
on the ballot.
The boxes will remain at the
various polling places during this
week.
Cannly Court Receipts
Total $1,851 last Month
; Court receipts for the month of
November, according to the report
civen county commissioners at
their meeting in the court house
yesterday totaled $1,851.78.
Amount received from recorder's
court was $1,591.70, superior court
$55.20, probate and clerk's fees
$69.79, and miscellaneous clerkl
fees, $135.12.
Cedar Island point: The eastern
most point of Cedar island, at the
south side of the entrance from
Core sound into Cedar Island bay,
Carteret county; not: Robinson
point.
Core Banks: Outer barrier beach
extending northeast from Cape
Lookout to Swash inlet, along the
southeastern side of Core sound
Carteret county; not: Core bank,
Portsmouth Bank, Portsmouth
Banks.
Fortin island: The westernmost
of a small group of islands in Core
sound about 3 miles southeast of
the village of Davis, Carteret
county; not: Forten island, Koiler
island.
Fulchcrs creek: Stream about 1
mile long flowing southeast into
Core sound about midway between
Nelson bay and Brett bay, Carteret
county; not: Huff creek, Huffs
creek, Huff's creek.
Great Marsh point: The south
end of Bells island, on the west
side of Core sound about 1 mile
east of Marshallberg, Carteret
county; not: Bell point, Bells point,
Bell's point.
Great pond: Pond in the north
western nart of Hog island, on the
south side of Pamlico sound, Car
teret county; not: Oyster bay.
Howland creek: Stream about 2.2
miles long, flowing south-south-cast
into Jarrelt bay; its course
lies about halfway bciween Willis
ton creek and Smyrna creek; Car
teret county; not: Frowland creek,
Frowland's creek.
Marshallberg: Village on the
See CHANGES Page 8
Council, BSA,
Big Catch Hopes
A southwest wind that freshened
in mid-morning yesterday blew up
rough seas and wrecked hopes ol
the menhaden fleet for a multi
.nillion fish catch.
Only about a dozen of the more
than HO boats which had sailed
forth serenely, all lights ablaze, at
5-30 a m. returned with as much as
100,000 fish. The majority return
ed empty. And virtually all had
returned by noon.
The fish are out there in the sea
in record numbers, fishermen re
port, but add that wind, rain and
log have cut this week's catches
far below the record ones of the
past few weeks.
fisning was good tiie first three
days of last week and fairly good
last Friday, according to factory
reports. Weather kept all boats
tied up last Thursday and Friday.
Town Publishes
1947-1948 Audit
Appearing today on page 2 is
the condensed financial statement
for the town of Koreiiead City and
Morehead City hospital for the fis
cal year ending June 30, 1948. The
audit was completed several weeks
ago and approved by the town com
missioners at their November
meeting.
Expenses exceeded revenue for
the year by $7,834.54, and accord
ing to the audit, the hospital opera
ted at a deficit of $4,500.04. In
vested in U. S. Savings bonds for
the hospital, however, is $29,600.
Received from the state in wine
and beer tax was $3,654.40, auto
and dog licenses revenue amount
ed to $7,428.71, receipts from the
ABC store were $7,341.84 with a
like amount for the hospital, park
ing meter revenue amounted to
$3,677.90. Payment for meters and
installation totaled $1,473.50.
Paid into the debt service fund
was $30,135.65, portion of the tax
levy paid for the maintenance for
Port Terminal was $2,531.91, pur
chase of the USO building cost
$3,550, and hospital operating ex
penses were $156,898.58.
Although the deficit at which
the town operated last year was
smaller than In previous years, the
deficit over ' an accumulation of
years totals $77,799.21.1
. The town's share of dog race
track revenue was not included in
this audit The money was not
turned over to the town until late
last summer. With those funds,
however, the town has undertaken
the paving of Evans street. ;
WealLer Wrecks
Shipping Strike
Delays Departnre
Of CROP Train
Food Collections Will Go
Ahead as Scheduled,
Chairman Says
Because of shipping strikes along
the Atlantic seaboard, movement
of the CROP box car of food from
Carteret county will be delayed
one week, B. J. May. CROP chair
man, announced today.
This, however, will not retard
food collections, Mr. May empha
sized. Children are expected to
bring cans of food with them to
school tomorrow and congregations
will be expected to make contri
butions of foods! I'ffs to the ser
vices next Sunday.
In relaying the announcement of
delay to the various county chair
man, Wayne McLain, state director
of the Christian Rural Overseas
program, declared that the train
would now be a "Yulctidc Special."
The train will be made up in Sa
lisbury and run eastward through
the state to Norfolk, Va. It will
leave Carteret county Dec. 20. It
should be packed and ready to go
Dec. 19.
Mr. May has requested that all
food store merchants in Beaufort
and Morehead City place a barrel
or some other large container in
their store so that housewives may
purchase an item or two of food
and drop it in as their contribution
to the CROP box car.
If food store proprietors have
not .already been contacted by a
CROP worker, they are requested
lo put a container for overseas
foodstuifs in their place of bu
siness at once. "Your cooperation
will' be greatly appreciated," re
marked the county chairman.
Already 65 'counties of the State,
including almost all the central
and eastern counties, are planning
participation in the Friendship
Train project being sponsored by
the Christian Rural Overseas Pro
gram, better known as CROP.
Meanwhile, McLain said, other
states across the nation are pre
paring Christmas specials for the
needy overseas. The need for food
and fibers is being stressed as peo
ple from urban as well as rural
areas unite iu their efforts to col
lect wheat, corn, oats, soy. beans,
beans, milk, canned meats, cotton
and wool. All CROP contributions
will be transported overseas at gov
ernment expense. There they will
be handed over to church oragn
izations for distribution. Special
schools are also among the reci
pients of CROP supplies. Help in
See CROP Page 8
SaleOfTBBonds
Under Way Now
Sale of tuberculosis seal bonds
is under way, Wiley Taylor, Jr.,
rhiirman of the seal sale drive in
Carteret county, reported yester
day. He said it is hoped that those
who bought bonds last year will
double their contributions in order
(hat the cost of the mobile X-ray
unit will be met.
Mrs. William I. Loftin, execu
tive secretary of the county tuber
culosis association, commented yes
terday on some of the letters en
closed with money for the Christ
mas seals.
One of the letters came from a
resident near Newport who is af
I lifted with tuberculosis. -He said,
"Welcome to my contribution. I
have been in bed dangerously sick
with TB almost 21 months. With
drives such as this being success
ful I would probably be well."
Other contributors say they wish
they could give more. Even those
who once lived here and have now
moved have written to Mrs. Lot
tin, thanking her for sending them
seals.
The drive, as a whole, needs
more wholehearted support, com
merited Mr. Taylor. Up to the pres
ent time most of the support has
ccme from Beaufort and points
east. 1
Case Against T. Willis
Postponed by Mayor Dill
A week's postponement of the
case of Teddy Willis of Morehead,
was granted in mayor's court yes
terday. Willis was arrested Satur
day on a charge of drunkenness.
Elvtn Palmer, Negro, of the fish
ing boat, Wm. T. Covington, also
charged with drunkenness, forfeit
ed bond when be failed to appear.
Paving of Evans Strer' Begins Today
Beaufort Prepares
Visit at 4 Tomorrow
The most famous visitor in the
world will arrive aboard his yacht.
"Mistletoe," at the postofiice dock
in Beaufort tomorrow afternoon at
4 o'clock.
For the first time in history,
Santa Claus will come for a pre
Christmas visit to Beaufort and
Carteret county via the Inland
Waterway.
Then he will be accompanied
downtown by bands and youngsters
in a Rala Christmas parade. Hid
ing in the Beaufort fire truck, sur
rounded by hundreds of gilts, he
will greet holiday crowds and hand
out his gifts to the first 1,500
youngsters who present him with
a letter telling him what they want
for Christmas.
Leading the parade will be the
Beaufort school band and bringing
up the rear will be the Queen
itreet school band. In between
will be Boy Scouts and Girl
Scouts, and, of course, Santa
Clans.
If the skies pre heavy, and rain
falls tomorrow, Santa Claus warn
ed the Beaufort Merchants com
mittee that he would be delayed
and not reach Beaufort until the
following day, Thursday, at 4 o'
clock. All children of the county are
invited to the parade and to pre
sent Santa with their letters, an
nounced John Haynes, chairman of
Ihc Beaufort Merchants commit
tec.
Last year Santa visited Bcauforl
lor the first time on the Thursday
before Christinas and arrived in a
Jeep.
In addition to the colored lights
with Spanish moss the lamp posts
ere trimmed with large green
wreaths ''fend red bOws: Across
from the postolficc was a large
Christmas tree with colored bulbs.
Santa Claus is visiting Beaufort
eailicr this yesr because he said
he had such a good time on his last
"go-around" that he wanted lo get
back as soon as possible.
'Capers Features
Pillars Of Stardom
While some of the more beau
teous members of the "Hollywood
Capers" cast promenade in the
background, Frank llatton, fast
crowding Sinatra at the ton of the
Swoon scale, will sing "A Pretty
Girl is Like a Melody."
This is only one of the numerous
highlights in the musical show
which will be presented at 8
o'clock Friday nighl in the More
head City high school auditorium
by the Carteret Registered Nurses
club.
Another star of the show, whose
talents will not long stay submerg
ed in the chorus line, is Dave
Battle Webb, known in local thea
ter circles as "one of the lovelier
Rockettes."
Proceeds from "Hollywood Ca
pers" will be used by the nurses to
buy sickroom supplies. These sup
plies will be loaned, as needed, to
families in which there is sickness
and where there are insufficient
funds to purchase crutches, wheel
chair, or hospital bed.
The Jaycees will use their share
of the proceeds to finance Christ
mas projects.
The all-male cast of "Capers"
features numerous best known
stars of the screen such as Red
Skeleton, Al Jolson, Cary Grant,
Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney,
Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Hedy
Lamarr, Hazel Scott, Ingrid Berg
man, Lauren Bacall, Veronica
Lake, Rita Hayworth, Judy Gar
land, and many others.
Tickets are now on sale at
Leary's Store for Men, Morehead
Tity Drug Co., and S & W Drug
Store, or from Jaycees.
Tide Table
HIGH LOW
Tuesday, Dec. 7
12:35 AM 6:46 AM
12:45 PM 7:26 PM
Wednesday, Dec. 8
1:29 AM 7:42 M
1:38 PM 8:14 PM
Thursday, Dec. 9
2:24 AM 8:41 AM
2:28 PM -0:03 PM
I - . Friday, Dec. 10 .
3:18 AM - l 9:37 AM
3:22 PM 9:51 PM
Although "I 'll 'Kr l'p" is the order Santa Claus expects to find
in most of the letters he receives on his visit tomorrow, he won'l be
nearly as dismayed as he looks here, for somehow or other, he says,
come Christmas day, he manages to have all the orders filled!
Judge Paul B. Edmiuuhon
Hears Superior Court Cases
Education Board
Defers Action On
Ball Park Lease
Delegation from Davis Asks
Permission io Purchase
Davis School
The Board of Education will rcn
der its decision on leasing of the
Beaufort school ball diamond to
the Beaufort Athletic association
until their January meeting.
The board was asked to approve
the lease presented to them at the
regular meeting yesterday after
noon by Wiley 'i-yior, Jr., attorney
for the Athletic association.
The lease, providing for $500
rental to be paid annually to the
Beaufort school board of trustees,
was unanimously approved by the
board of trustees at their Novem
ber meeting.
The trustees also recommended
that the board of education sign
the lease. The board however, yes
terday afternoon, felt that 25 years,
the time the lease js to run, is "too
long a perioJ of time."
Mr. Taylor, contented, however,
that if stockholders in the Beau
fort Athletic association are to
realize a profit, they will have to
have the use of the ball diamond
for at least 25 years.
The Athletic association plans
to construct a concrete and steel
grandstand, scaling capacity 1200,
with dressing rooms, and conces
sions beneath the bleachers. This
will involve an investment of ap
proximetely $30,000, Mr. Taylor
said. CI
In reply to a question by Char
les V. Webb, member of the board,
the attorney stated that none of
the stock has been sold as yet and
no attempt will be made to sell
until the prospective stockholders
can be guaranteed that the
grounds will be in the associa
tion's possession "for a reasonable
length of time."
Dr. L. W. Moore, chairman of
the board, stated that he is in
favor of the plan, but did not feel
that he could give his approval to
a project that would obligate his
successor. Dec Mason, other mem
ber of the board, and Mr. Webb,
concurred with the chairman's
opinion.
Dr. Moore suggested that the
lease be revised to apply only to
the board members' tenure of of
fice, Mr. Taylor objected to this
proposal and stated that he had
no authority to lessen the period
of time stipulated in the lease.
"The. lease was first written for
a period of 99 years," remarked
Mr. Taylor, "but the Beaufort
board of trustees objected to that
and we finally agreed on 25 years."
Prior to the January meeting,
Mr. Taylor, at the suggestion of
Dr. Moore, will request that the
county attorney write to Attorney i
General Harry McMullan and get
his ruling on whether a governing
bee BOABD Page 8
For Santa
Afternoon
Hearing civil cases in the one
week term of superior court which
opened yesterday morning at the
court house is Judge Paul B. Ed
mundson, Goldsboro.
Eighteen of the 64 cases listed
on the docket are divorce suits.
Many of the others are old cases
thaKtiavc never been tried -enO.
have been hanging on for years;
the clerk of court's office reported.
It is hoped that these cases will be
disposed of this term, most oi
them will probably be nonsuited.
Cases scheduled for trial today
arc the following: Euhanks vs. Ma
son and Robinson, Guthrie vs. Rus
sell, 'layior and Willis vs. Willis,
and Freeman ct al vs. Thompson.
Cases listed for tomorrow are:
Roberts vs. Lewis, Lockev vs. Loc
key. Pake vs. Morris, and Barbour
vs. Atlantic Beach. The schedule
for Thursday runs as follows: Ha
milton vs. Dye, Turner vs. Beau
fort Cannery, Martin s. Felton.
Edwards vs. Johnson, Reid vs. At
lantic Beach, and Thomas vs.
Brown.
Among the cases scheduled yes
tcrday were: Lynott vs. Brooks,
Horton vs. Lyon, Roper Lumber
Co. vs. Truitt and Hyatt, Davis and
Howe vs. Morgan, Cape Lookout
Dev. Co. vs. Whitchurst, Lewis vs.
Hofl et al, Davis vs. Scott nnd
Scott, Connor vs. Davis, Bailey vs.
Bonner ct al, Helms vs. Eurc,
Chadwick vs. Connore, Salter vs.
Barbour, Springlc vs. Snowdcn,
Jones 's. Salter, Simmons vs. Gar
ner et al, Davis vs Chadwick et al,
in re: Serena Dawn Lawrence,
Whitley vs. Hurst, Whitaker vs.
Pointer, Cannon vs. Cannon, Bell
vs. Way and Guthrie, Strickland
vs. Barbour et al, Brooks vs. Dele
mar, Willis vs. Barbour, Guthrie
vs. Russell, Huntley vs. Weeks,
Standard Garment Co. vs. Lipman,
Naco Fertilizer Co. et al vs. Sor
rentino, Luongo vs. Sorrentino et
al. Oglcsby vs. Sorrentino ct al,
Oglesby vs. Sorrentino et al, Tho
mas vs. Brown, and Toledo Scales
Co. vs. Smith.
Divorce cases are as follows:
George vs. George, Gardner vs.
Gardner, Lupton vs. Lupton, Reed
vs. Reed, Witters vs. Witters, Itpw
ell vs. Rowell, Hanrahan vs. Han
rahan. Chadwick vs. Chadwick,
Huughes vs. Hughes, Murdoch vs.
Murdoch, Tomasetli vs. Tomasetti,
English vs. English. Davis vs. Da
vis, Betters vs. Betters, Gray vs.
Gray, Graves vs. Graves, Graham
vs. Graham, and Filmore vs. Fil
more. Covering the
Bv AYCOTK BROWN
MOREHEAD City, N. C Bumpy
Evans street here will be smooth
ed out with race track dollars and
the name - of the thoroughfare
should be changed to Greyhound
Boulevard . . . Bids for building a
super fishing pier at Money Island
in the Atlantic Beach area are
scheduled to be in by December
30 and work on the recreation pro
ject will get underway immediate
ly. High above the rlouds over the
mid-Atlantic recently a resident of
Charlotte doubted if the Australian
returning from vacation In the
At 8 o'clock this morning the
long-awaited paving of Evans
street in Morehead City began.
The go-ahead signal came at 4:53
yesterday afternoon when Mayor
George W. Dill signed the contract
with Z. A Sneeden's Sons. Con
tractors, New Bern.
Preliminary negotiations on the
contract were made Wednesday
afternoon when town commission
ers attended a special meeting in
i in- municipal building to consider
a lower offer from the contractor,
a price the commissioners thought
hitter than the one Sneeden's Sons,
originally offered last month when
bids were formally requested.
If the job costs less than the
$25,000 estimated, other streets in
the city will be repaired, stated
Ihc mayor. The Evans street re
surfacing, laying an inch and a
half of sand asphalt, will he from
4th to 2Hth street.
I). I,. Itu.ss. superintendent of
the job, s lid at the signing of the
contract that one half of the .street
would be paved al a time so that
oneway traffic could move along
Evans street until the job is com
pleted. With favorable weather Mr. Buss
estimated that the paving would
require 10 days. There will be a
total working crew of 35, although
the ditching force will be town
labor.
Two local men who have had
years of experience in road work
will assist in the work, reported
Mayor Dill. They are Red May
berry and J. V. (Hooly) Waters.
Employing local men will result
in a saving to the town, the chief
executive commented. Time-keeper
on the job will be John Lushley,
city clerk.
The asphalt is being trucked
here from an asphalt plant neat
Jacksonville.
H. Webb Requests
Early Mailing -
Postmaster Harold W. Webb,
Morehead City, today appealed to
local residents to plan to mail all
Christmas greeting cards and gift
packages "just us early in Decem
ber as possible."
An even heavier flood of Yulc
tidc mail is expected this Christ
mas than during the record-breaking
1947 holiday season, when the
local post office cancelled 123 386
pieces of mail.
"If you postpone mailing to the
last minute this year," Mr. Webb
warned, "you risk disappointed
your friends. Your holiday mes
sages and gifts may be caught h
the rush and perhaps not deliver
ed until after Christmas."
All packages should be mailed
before Doc. 10 to assure delivery
before Christmas Day, he said.
Christmas cards for out of state
delivery also should be mailed by
Dec. 10 and cards for local ad
dresses should be in the collection
boxes at least a week before Dec.
25.
Early Christmas mailing is ex
tremely vital, the postmaster s;U(t
because handling the Christmm
mail load is divided into three
phases. First, the mail for out-of-town
must be collected and dis
patched by rail and air. Then, de
livery of Yuletide greetings being
exchanged locally becomes the big
job. Finally, there is the last-minute
flood of cards and packages
from out-of-town to be handled.
"Whenever these three .opera
tions overlap, there's a jam in the
post office and deliveries are de
layed," Mr. Webb declared.
The post office is already making
emergency preparations to meet
the Christmas rush. They ace
training extra mail clerks and car
riers, oiling up the stamp-cancellation
machines, opening new ser
vice windows, and collecting and
overhauling delivery trucks. V
"We" would appreciate it if peo
ple would stop in this week and
purchase the extra stamps they're
going to need," the postmaster
said. "This is oie nhase of Hirist
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Alps had ever heard of North Ca
rotin . . . "Oh yes!" replied the
Englishmen, "I was aboard ship in
i.xohead City, North Carolina,
-during the early part of the War.
It's that place where they have the
ii-"m neafond restaurant.". ' "
The foregoing were some of the
items I picked up here on the
weekend, on mv first Visit to the
Carteret port city In several days.
Work on Evans street, which be
gins near the tip of the peninsula
and extends two or three miles
westward becoming a swanky
soundside residential section some
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