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A Merger ol TEE EEAUFC3T HEWS (Established 1912) and THE TWIN CITY TIMES (Established 1936)
38th YEAR NO. 62.
MOREHEAD CITY, AND BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1948
PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYl
enhaden Boat, Sandy
Dr. Ben F.
Of Legislators at Kinston Meeting
Dr. B. F. Royal, one of More
head City's representatives at the
meeting of legislators Monday
night at Kinston, gave statistics on
Port Terminal's operation and wa
Other representatives from this
area were Dr. John Morris and Ro
bert G. Lowe, Morehead City, both
onicials in the Chamber of Com
merce, and Dan L. Walker, man
ager of the Beaufort Chamber of
Of the 71 who attended the din
ner meeting at the Hotel Kinston,
sponsored by the Kinston Chamber
of Commerce, 30 were representa
tives in the General Assembly.
The meeting was held for the pur
pose of explaining to legislators
tile necessity for improving More
head ity and Wilmington ports.
Mr. Walker commented after the
meeting that the legislators were
favorably inclined toward a port
Senator-elect J. Melville Brough
ton told the group that develop
ment of ports would bring badly
needed industry to eastern North
Carolina and at the same time
encourage .development of indus
try in other sections of the state.
There is an economic unbalance
in Eastern North Carolina, Brough
ton said, because of a lack of in
dustrial development. Now, he de
clared, "95 per cent of North Caro
lina industrial production occurs
west of Raleigh, and only five per
cent east of Raleigh."
Writers, Photographers Vis
it County to Gather Infor
mation Carteret county's menhaden in
dustry and various phases of it
will be featured in national ma
gazines during the coming year.
Writers and, photographers have
been in the county during the past
week gathering material.
Leonard Roy, chief of the educa
tional division of the National Geo
graphic society, and an honorary
Tar Heel,' did final on-the-spot col
lection of news this week fdr a
story on the menhaden industry
which will appear in the National
Geographic magazine. In the
Reader's Digest" next spring will be
a story on "fish radar."
Mr. Roy was here this summer
working on the article but returned
to check facts while the menhaden
fleet is in operation. Assisting him
were Dan L. Walker, manager of
the Beaufort Chamber of Com
merce and A. G. Lowe, secretary
of the Morehead City Chamber of
Commerce, as well as the owners
and operators of local fish plants.
Accompanying Mr. Roy was Rot
bert F. Sisson, staff photographer
for National Geographic and spe
cialist in maritime photography.
Mr: Sisson, who took shots in
black and white, as well as color,
was the photographer on the re
cent National Geographic expedi
tion to the mid-Atlantic to study
the mid-ocean ridge. .
-This expedition was sponsored
by the National Geographic society
and the Wood's Hole Oceanogra
phic institute. ' .,
Don Eddy, of Reader's Digest,
Charles Lee Barnhart, of Bendix
Aviation, and Jim Porterfield, of
Carl Byoir's associates, returned
to New York Wednesday morning
after two days here gathering ma
terial for a story on the use of fish
finders by the menhaden boats. .
The fish finder, an electronic
device similar to those used on
submarines during the war, is an
echo sounder which'locates schools
It Is being used all along the At
lantic coast, Mr. Eddy says, and
has been in use on menhaden boats
in this area during the past' two
years. Jett boats from Reidsville,
Va., fishing here, are equipped
with the fish detector, as well as.
several Fish Meal company boats.
" - Cost of one of fee devices, which
are manufactured by the Bendix
Aviation company, range from $800
to about $2,000. - k '
Pictures were taken of the depth
recorder in use,-of the menhaden
fleet, of docks and other local
Royal Speaks to Croup
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Jet Fighters From Cherry
Point to Participate in Air
CHARLESTON, S. C. Assis
tant Secretary of the Navy Mark
Edwin Andrews will deliver the
principal address at a luncheon
Friday observing the 5th anni
versary of the first flight of the
Wright Brothers airplane at Kitty
.towk .. .
Secretary "Andrews will deliver
hit afldresi at a luncheon meeting
following an air demonstration at
the site of the Kill Devil Hill Mo
nument National Memorial where
the "Kitty Hawk" made its historic
In the air demonstration will be
Marine Corps "Phantom" . jet
fighters, pictured above, from the
Members of the Carteret County
Medical society, the county board
of health, and special guests, Sena
tors D. L. Ward and John D. Lar
kin, heard Dr. J. W. Roy Norton,
sUte health officer, and Dr. J. F.
Robertson, president of the North
Carolina Medical society at their
December' meeting Wednesday
night in Morehead City hospital.
Dr. Norton discussed the activi
ties' of the state board of health,
mentioning sanitation, the control
of, communicable diseases includ
ing tuberculosis, ' venereal diseases
and polio, the laboratory services,
vitsl statistics (a study of births
and deaths), maternal and infant
welfare (including school health
work), public health education, in
dustrial hygiene, nutrition and
Dr. Norton stated that the pub
lic health program should be
broadened to include, as rapidly
as scientific research madrlt pos
sible; the prevention of cancer,
heart disease, nephritis (kidney
disease) and diabetes. The state
health officer brought out the fact
that he was asking for a large in
crease in the state health appro
priation to be used in the expan
sion of local health work through
out the state. He quoted figures
showing that the state contributes
89 percent of the cost of the
schools, and contributes only 12
percent to the cost of local public
health work. He cited figures
from the. Carteret county health
department budget showing that
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at Kitty Hawk
Second Marine Air Wing, based at
the world's largest Marine Corps
air station, Cherry Point.
The 200-plane mass formation
will he led by Col. Edward L.
Pugh, commanding officer of Ma
rine Aircraft Group Fourteen,
Cherry Point. Pilots and planes
will be from Marine Fighter squad
ron 122, first Marine Corps ;Jet
squadron. The jets will lead' the
formation in precision maneuvers.
Navy air flying in the program
will include blimps, helicopters,
four-engined "Privateers," Nep
tune Patrol bombers of the "tru
culent turtle" type, "Skyraiders"
new dive bombers built by Doug
las and flown by Navy pilots. Twin
engined F7F "Tigercats" Night
Fighters and F6F Grumman "Hell
cats" from Cherry Point's 2nd Ma
rine Air Wing will also participate.
By Pupils, To
Beanlort to Meet
Newport Teams Tonight
Beaufort basketball teams will
meet Newport at Beaufort to
night in game that was ar
ranged this week.
The game with Maysville sche
duled to be played at Beaufort
last night was cancelled bv Mays
ville. The Green and White wiU
meet Oriental on the home court
Pilot Flies Drug
To Sick Hunter
Herman Reid, pilot at Ocean
View airways, Beaufort, flew a
mission of mercy Monday night to
Portsmouth when a hunter there
was stricken wijh "kidney colic"
and needed drugs immediately.
The hunter, John Moore, of At
lantic City, N. J., was stricken and
the aid of a Dr. Floyd, of Concord,
who was at the hunting lodge on
Portsmouth, was summoned. .
: .Dr.' Floyd1 stated that Moore
needed morphine immediately.
Because there was no way of get
Una the patient to the mainland,
Roy Eubanks, Beaufort, part own
er of the hunting lodge, called
pilot Reid through the Coast
Reid took off from Beaufort and
because it was dark, could not
land, bo he dropped the drug and
hypodermic needles In front of'i ZtZ.
fho hnnttns huts, "rlffht . k. I WITieS.
. steps." reported Mr. Eu
"We'hsd the porch light on.,
Best flying I ever saw," he con
tinued. , The morphine and, other
instruments were wrapped secure
ly inside a yellow nylon parachute
to break the shock as they hit the
Degree Team Goes to Lejenne
The Beaufort degree team of
Franklin Lodge No. 109. A & FM.
went to Camp Lejeune Wednesday
night to put on third degrea rites.
Hook, Hits Wreck Off
County Box Car
jQf Food To Join
23 Other Trains
Dedication Service To Be
Held at Siding at 10 A.M.
Carteret county's box car of food
for Europe, to be sent under the
Christian Rural Overseas program,
will be one of hundreds in the 23
trains moving across country and
one of more than 60 from North
B. J. May, Beaufort, chairman
"f roi'nty chop, ronupsted yester
day that all contributions from
outlying districts in the county be
in the S. M. Jones warehouse, Len
noxvillc road, by Saturday or Mon
day at the very latest.
The car will be sent on its way
after a special dedication service
on the siding at the S. M. Jones
warehouse, Lennoxville road, at 10
o'clock Tuesday morning.
The invocation will be given by
the Rev. W. L. Martin, Beaufort;
B. J. May, CROP chairman will in
troduce the speaker, Stanley
Woodland, Morehead City; the
Rev. W. D. Cavincss, Morehead
City, will make a brief, and the
Rev. L. A. Tilley, Morehead City,
will pronounce the benediction.
The service will last 20 minutes.
Men and boys are also needed
to help pack the food. Volunteers
are urgently requested to contact
Mr: May at his office, B 4006 or at
his home, B 151.
Other officers serving on the lo
cal CROP committee are the Rev.
WD. Cwtaess, secretary, and th
Revs L. A." Tiltey; treasurer. TheT'y''. Front streeW to the
Rev.. William L. Martin, rector of
St. Paul's Episcopal church, Beau
fort, is chairman of the campaign
in Beaufort and Miss Ruth Peeling,
of THE NEWS-TIMES, is chairman
in Morehead City.
Food at grocery stores in Beau
fort and Morehead City will be
collected today and tomorrow.
be Judged Soon
Tuberculosis Christmas seal dis
play windows, arranged by school
children in Newport, Beaufort, and
Morehead City will be judged by
the time the Christmas school holi
day' starts. Wiley Taylor. Jr., chair
man of the current TB seal sale
drive, announced yesterday.
V The winner will be announced
and prizes awarded prior to the
Christmas holidays. Ten dollars
first prize, $5 second prize, and
$2.50 third prize will be given.
In charge of seal sales in More
head City are members of the
Junior Chamber of Commerce,
Frank Hatton, chairman.
"The drive is not meeting "our
expectations," commented' Mr.
Taylor. "Contributions are com
ing in very slowly and we doubt
that, at the present rate, our quota
will be met by Christmas, the dead
line," he added.
Solicitors are working in the va
rious communities in the county.
Purchasers of TB bonds last year
have beeri requested this year to
double their contributions.
Seals were mailed to residents
of Beaufort two weeks ago. Resi
dents of Morehead City will receive
their seals this weekend. This de
lay was due to the difficulty in
finding someone to serve as chair
man there, according to Mr. Tay
lor. Temperatures Have Yet
To Beach Freezing
Temperatures in Carteret coun
ty have not yet hit freezing, ac
cording to E. Stamey Davis, offi
cial weather observer. The. cold
est weather has been in the low
An extremely heavy fog, un
usual for this section, swept in
from the set Monday night and
blanketed all object more than 150
feet distant fro mthe eye, Men
haden boats, making port after
dark, crept through the draws.
The fog continued Until late
Tuesday. Temperatures Monday
through Wednesday were as. fol
lows: i Maximum Minimum
Monday '. 72 53
Tuesday , 65 (' 53
Wadnesda? 63 54
Bear Strung Up By the
Pictured here at Newport with the 300 pound bear they shot
last Friday is the party of hunters from Newport, Lynn and Waynes
ville, N. C, and Tennessee. The big fellow was felled by shots from
the gun of R. G. Foster, pictured to the right of the bear and hold
ing the gun, from Gallinburg, Tenn., and by Walter Foster, of Co
lumbus, Tenn., partially obscured by the animal which is strung up
by his feet at the rear of a wrecker. Photo by Douglas Henderson.
Court Officals Will Observe
Christmas Holidays Dec, 21
Drall Board Oliice
Moved to Postoiiice
The office of Carteret county
draft board No, 16 has beea
moved from the office of Wiley
second floor of the postoffice,
Beaufort. Graham W. Duncan,
Jr., chairman of the board, an
In charge of the office is Mrs.
Ruby Holland. All 18-year-olds
are required to register within
five days after they become 18.
Hears Program Of
The Christmas music program
by the glee club and graded school
choir at Beaufort Parent Teacher
meeting Tuesday night was very
well-received. The auditorium was
filled to capacity and seats were
occupied also on the balcony.
The student body heard the pro
gram yesterday afternoon when it
was broadcast from the school au
ditorium. Soloists were Barbara Harris,
Bobbie Smith, and Earl Noe from
the graded school choir, and John
Haynes, Erskine Blankenship and
Guy Smith from the glee club. Ac
companist and director was Mrs.
Virginia Hassell. Tommie Davis
served as narrator.
Mrs. Ralph Eudy, president, was
in charge of the short business
session at Tuesday night's meeting.
Attendance awards were won by
Miss Lessie Arrington's fourth
grade, Mrs. John Brooks' seventh
grade, and Miss Lena Duncan's
The next PTA meeting will be
at 8 o'clock Tuesday night, Jan. 11.
Beanlort Jaycees Discuss
Members' Lack ol Interest
Lack of interest in the Junior
Chamber of Commerce on the part
of the majority of members was
discussed at the Jaycee meeting
Monday night at the Inlet inn.
The members agreed that "un
less something is done" the organi
sation would cease to function. The
next meeting will be at 7 o'clock
Monday night at the Inlet inn.
J. Littleton Recovers
From Fool Injury
Junius Littleton, an employee of
Tide Water Power company, was
discharged from the1 hospital Wed
nesday, having recovered from a
foot injury he received early this
week when a concrete light pole
fell on bis foot ' .
: The accident occurred while the
power company was removing cer
tain of the old light poles which
were in the way of laying drainage
Ula along Evans street.
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Recorder's court officials will
take a Christmas holiday Tuesday,
The session Tuesday lasted un
til 3:30 and included hearing of
cases which would have been heard
the week previous but were post
poned because .of the superior
The majority of cases concerned
violation of the motor vehicle law
and the case against Jerald Byde
Gillikin, who is charged with non
support of an illegitimate child,
was bound over to superior court.
Gillikin waived preliminary
hearing and was placed under
$500 bond. ,'
Clyde Gaskins, charged with giv
ing a bad check, pleaded guilty
and was sentenced to 30 days in
jail, not to be served if he paid
the amount of the check and costs
of court by Feb. 1, 1948.
Leslie D. Norris, charged with
possessing and aiding and abetting
in the transportation of non-tax
paid whiskey, and public drunken
ness, was found guilty. Judgment
was held in abeyance until Tues
day, Dec. 28, the next court ses
sion. Washington Gray Dudley, charg
ed with driving while drunk, pos
sessing and transporting non tax
paid whiskey, was found guilty.
He was ordered to pay $100 and
costs, oui appealed to superior
court and was placed under $150
A three month jail sentence
with work on the roads was assign
ed James Edwards who pleaded
guilty to the charge of possessing
The cases against Luther Glover
and Earl Hudgins, each charged
with breaking and entered and
carrying away beer and cigarettes
was not prosecuted.
The following forfeited bond for
failure to appear to answer to
charges concerning motor vehicle
violations: James L. Frazier, Jr.,
Sparks M. Hopper, Eugene J.
Saunders, and William G. Church.
Robert Thomas Norris pleaded
guilty to driving on the wrong side
of the road, causing a wreck and
damage to personal property. He
was ordered to pay $10 and costs
The case against Ernest John
son, charged with driving under
the influence of an intoxicating
beverage was not prosecuted.
james rooi inaawicK pleaded
guilty to public drunkenness. His
30 day sentence in jail was sus
pended on payment of costs and
Herbert Whaley pleaded guilty
to driving without a license. Judg
ment was suspended on payment
of costs and Lester D. Johnson,
who pleaded guilty also on a
charge of driving with an improp
er license on his trailer, was or
dered to pay costs.
Hilda Thigpen, charged with
driving 45-50 miles per hour in a
20 mile-per-hour zone,, paid costs
of court, as did J. F. Dennis and
Irwin Chester, each charged with
driving without a license.
George H. Linnemeier pleaded
guilty to driving at 85 miles per
hour and was ordered to pay $10
plus costs of court while George
W. Williams pleaded guilty , to
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Crew of 24
One of the numerous sunKm
wrecks off this coast, located at
Cape Lookout Point, was respon
sible Wednesday morning for the
foundering of the Sandy Hook,
menhaden boat fishing out of
Beaufort for the Fish Meal com
pany. A hole was knocked in the hull
on the starboard side under the
motor, according to the Coast
Giiiird, which answered the dis
tress call. With the help of pumps,
the boat was kept afloat until it
could h beached.
All of the crew, numbering 24.
were saved. Until the Coast Guard
arrived, other fishing vessels stood
by. Some of the Sandy Hook's
crew took to purse boats, others
They removed their gear nnd
personal belongings from the bout
when it was towed into the Fish
Meal factory by the Coast Guard
cutter Agassiz Wednesday after
The Sandy Hook was met at the
draw by a Fish Meal company boat
and towed to the plant where it is
now in dry docks.
Harvey Smith, owner and opera
tor of the plant, estimated the
damage at $5,000. He expects the
boat to be fishing again in about
The wreck on which the Sandy
Hook foundered was the Thistle
roy. It is marked with a buoy, but
the Sandy Hook, according to the
Coast Guard "got too close to it."
Water was pumped from the
boat by pumps from the Agassiz,
and Fort Macon and Cape Lookout
t'oest Guard stations.
Captain of the Sandy Hook is
The Rev. C. J. Tilley, minister
of the United Methodist church,
Ocracoke, narrowly escaped death
by drowning early Wjdnesday
morning when he stepped from the
Ocracoke mailboat into the skiff
to take him to Portsmouth.
According to Roy Eubanks,
Beaufort, who was returning from
his hunting lodge on Portsmouth
to Beaufort, Mr. Tilley stepped
from the mailboat, which was
bound for Atlantic, into the skiff
before tne skiff had come to a
He stepped on an oar, the end
of which flew uo and hit Mr. Eu
banks on the chin and then he fell
into the water which is approxi
mately 20 feet deep at the point
where the mailboat leaves mail
and passengers for Portsmouth,
The minister, wearing heavv
clothes, went under once, but was
fished out the second time he came
to the surface by hunters aboard
the mailboat. He was then taken
on to Portsmouth in the skiff.
Mr. Eubanks didn't know the cx
tent of Mr. TilleyV injuries but
believed he suffered from expos
ure and shock.
Postmaster Warns Against
Postmaster Harold W. Webb,
Morehead City, warned today that
"a serious last-minute jam in boll
day mail deliveries" is possible if
too many persons continue to delay
mailing their Christmas cards and
All Christmas cards for out-of-State
delivery, and all parcel post
packages, should be in the mail
now to assure their arrival before
Christmas, he said. If cards or
n'Rsees are not readv until after
this date, he advised using air
Both the Beaufort and More
head City postoffice windows
will be open all day tomorrow,
from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
mail. Otherwise some of them
may possibly not be delivered un
til after. Christmas.
"Envelopes and packages may be
marked Do Not Open Until Christ
ir, If rird." the postmaster
advised. "Such notices are permit
ted both on parcel post and on re
gular mail, including Christmas
card tent third-das with a 1 12
cant (tamp." . '
Wins First Place
In Crops Contest
Darrell Mann Takes High
Scoring Honors; Team lo
Compele Again Jan. 6
The Crops .ludfiing team of the
vocational agriculture cliiss of
Newport school won first place in
ihe Federation Crops judging con
test at Southwood school, Lenoir
county, Tuesday and will compete
in the State Crops Judging contest
at Concord Thursday, Jan. 6.
Members of the team, who iden.
tificd crop seeds and judged them
according to quality, were Darrell
Mann, Bobby Mann, Paul Kelly,
and Burton Lockey.
Darrell was high scorer in the
group of 34 contestants, making
742 points out of a possible 800.
Schools represented in the contest
were Vanceboro, Jasper, Alliance,
LaGrange, Trenton, Pink Hill, Rich
lands, Moss Hill, Contentnae,
Southwood, Deep Run, and New
port. The Newport team received as
a prize a gold and blue felt banner.
In the state contest the winning
team will receive $50; second place
team will get $30 and third pface,
$20. Winning individuals will also
receive prizes ranging from $10 to
By Aycock Brown
BEAUFORT, N. C. At this
season every year I like to recall,
via the press, that the brothers
Wilbur and Orville Wright wera
not the only folks that experiment
ed with heavier-than air machine "
in North Carolina at the turn of
the present Century.
Near Beaufort, for instance, In
the community then known , as,
Davis Shores, lived Luther Paul
who was experimenting with a.fly
ing machine that was almost per
fected many years before Igor SI-. '
korsky developed the helicopter.
If his machine had flown success
fully, it would have operated on
the helicoptic principles of today.
Luther Paul died here in Beau
fort where he had spent the great
er part of his life, a few years ago, a
At an early age in his native Davis
Shores community he had started
inventing things. One of his self
built inventions was a windmill so
powerful that it was used for
operating a sawmill. After mnvintf
to Beaufort and with the advent
of talking moving pictures instead
of buying one of the new Vita
phone machines, he made his own
projector which showed pictures
on the screen and carried the dia
logue or music at the same rime.
Later he Invented a coin changing
machine but before he had com- ,
pleted the patents, someone else
had created one from the prin
ciples he had built. "T.
About the same time that the
Wrights, Langleys and other who
were pioneering in the field .of
what was later to be known a
aviation, Luther Paul was doing
the same thing. He has built' a
cratelike object with canvas pro
pellors which were turned by pow
er first from a boat engine arid
later by motors from a motorcycle. '
Many years later as. he described '
the gadget he was experimenting
with during those pre-f light, days,
he said that his machine in test
had actually ascended four or five
feet off the ground. ?;
It was along about that time
that one of the early air pioneers
of this or some foreign country
met a tragic death experimenting
with a heavier-than air motor-pov "
ered contraption. Considerable
nublicitv was eiven to the vrtt
in newspapers and magazines.1 Ra
ther thanhave her husband pro
bably meet the game fata lln
Paul persuaded him to discontinue
nis experiments. : 5 .
A few years before his death.
Luther Paul drew from memnrv a
description of the flying machine ,
he, was trying to create. It was '
of skeleton steel construction wi:
a seat for the driver or pilot near
the motors which bv chain nitra
tion made the canvas propel inrs
revolve. There were two propel!., s
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