New Hoop Nets
f Manufactured By
Local Net Firm
Official's Decision Stands
Belter Chance With New
By Oliver H. Allen
A*new type basketball net that
takes most of the guesswork out
of basketball refereeing is being
manufactured i n considerable
quantities these days by the Exum
Net Co. of Morehead City.
Before the invention of the new !
net many goals called by referees
were disputed. Balls would hit
the backboard, bourtce off. hitting
the bottom of the net without go
ing through the ring and the ref
eree, seeing the net waving in the
air, would think a goal had been
The new net erases the possibili
ty of any Such mistakes. It is
shaped so that no ball can possibly
brush against it unless it is thrown
from directly under the net or
from an angle at the side that
would leave no doubt whether it
had passed through the basket.
Balls passing through the bas
ket and ring will give the referee
' plenty of time to see them before
they fall to the court. The net is
shaped with smaller size mesh
graduated from the ring down so
that any ball falling into it has
its momentum broken before it
slides out of the net.
A janitor in a Toledo. Ohio,
high school invented the new net
when he saw referees often be
come confused with balls striking
the old type loose weave net or
passing through it without brush
ing the net's strands.
The new nets were first put 011 .
the market under the brand name \
of No-Whip Basks. Later other j
firms manufactured them and to
day they have fairly wide distri
bution among larger colleges and
professional teams. Madison ,
v Square Garden in New York has ;
J used them since their inception.
Exum Net Co. has manufacture^
( the nets since thpy were first in
vented. Recently the local com
pany filled an order from the
Army for 9000 pairs of the nets
to be used in the service's recre
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costs, he would have to serve the
v six months on the roads.
The case against Herbert Baum,
charged with stealing half a butch
ered hog valued at $75, was dis
missed. Dismissed also were the
following cases: Florence Brown,
charged with assault with a dead
ly weapon; Riley Brown, assault
with a deadly weapon and violat
ing the prohibition law; Douglas
t Edward, Jessie Finch and Mrs.
Sadie Finch, all charged with loud,
boisterous, and profane language
and breaking the peace; James Ar
thur Hester, non-support; Earl
Alexander Sells, Jr., improper use (
of an operator's license; and Har
old Norman Stoflet, no trailer li- \
Samuel Green pleaded guilty to
t aiding and abetting in possession |
of non tax-paid whiskey. He was
ordered to pay $10 and court
costs. C. H. Rogers pleaded guilty j
to public drunkenness and was
told to pay court costs plus $10 or
spend 30 days in jail.
Motor Law Violations
The remaining cases concerned
violations of the motor vehicle law. j
Virginia Zoll Stiles pleaded guilty
to driving at 65 miles an hour and
paid coses. The case against Ver
non W. Thomas, charged with al
lowing a minor to operate a mo
tor vehicle was not prosecuted.
Jason Scarboro pleaded guilty
to having no operator's license and
paid court costs. Harold L. Pit
' ser, charged with speeding, for
feited bon4 for failure to appear
Kenneth Lee Dickerson also for
feited bond for failure to appear.
He was charged with having no
license plate on a trailer. Julian
Braxter Pipkins pleaded guilty to
speeding and paid costs. A $100
fine was levied on Charles Kent
Williams who pleaded guilty to
driving drunk and without a li
Robert Samuel Williams, Jr.,
pleaded guilty to a speeding Charge
and paid costs. One-half the costs
were levied against James Lee
Johnson who pleaded guilty to op
erating a car with insufficient
brakes, improper lights and steer
* ing gear.
Carole Lasker .pleaded guilty to
driving without a license and paid
costs; Willie F. Lewis pleaded
guilty to the same charge and
paid costs and $25. The case
against Troy ?. Stanfield, charged
with having no license, was not
prosecuted by the state. 4
Harry E. Cowan, charged with
being drunk on the highway, plead
ed guilty, paid costs, and $10.
Costs were levied against Carl
* Brooks, Jr., for .speeding; Jere |
David Freeman, Jr., forfeited bond ;
for failure to appear and answer
a speeding charge.
Linwood Clay Tate pleaded guil
ty to speeding on a bridge, paid
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which the fishermen would like to
Hydrographic observations will
also be made at stations establish
ed by the Reliance in early l!*4.'l
and additional ones established b>
the Albatross III on her sur
vey. Scientists front Woods Hole
Ocea.nograffliic institution will be
aboard to direct this phase ot
Whither the Currents?
The drift bottles and cards are
part oV a study to determine the
coastal current^ The Gulf Stream
is Wll ^<?ur'.huJ not completely
understood 's some evi
dence to indicate th ?t some of
the warm Gulf Stream water
breaks away from the main cur
rents and form counterclockwise
eddies between the shore and the
Gulf Stream. It is felt that the
release and return of the drift
bottles and cards will give addit
$10 and costs. Maurice Lewis
pleaded guilty to using an expired
operator's license and was order
ed to pay court costs. The saui'
judgment was issued to Douglas
Lawrence, charged with driving
without a license.
On a charge of reckless and
careless driving, and no license.
Burgess Lewis pleaded guilty, paid
$10 plus costs. Wilbur Davis for
feited bond for failure to appear
on a charge of driving without a
v Bruce Robert Mannion, pleaded
guilty fo driving 80 miles per hour
and paid costs plus $50.
Court costs amount to $21 50 per
defendant. Sixty-one cases were
on the docket and court adjourn
ed at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon. .
Twenty cases were continued.
The defandants- arc Theodore J.
Lemairc, Theodore Lcinarre, Dan
iel Mailchok, Jr.. Hazel Souther
lan^l Gamer, William J. Dcnoyer,
Levi Williams, Nemi Williams,
Victor Gaskill, Glenn Wade. Eddie
Lee Collins, Alton (Snookv) Wil
lis, Rebecca Jones, Leon Pate. Jr..
! Elvin Davis, James Franklin
White, Alton I^ee Smith, Kraile P.
Pepiton, Delmas Willis, Theresa
Brousard, Whipple Williamson.
G & W
IHl m A IOHT WHISKEYS IN THIS PRODUCT
ARK 4 YEARS OR MORE OlD. 3S?5 UlAIOHT
Y, AS % NEUTRAL SPIRITS, DISTIUED
PROM OR AIM
I I tain INTO. PfNIA. I
ional data an these eddies and oth
er shore currents.
Such information is not being'
[sought merely to satisfy the eur
1 iosity of some scientist, but rath
er to help understand the relation
between water movements and the
movements of fish and shrimp.
For example, shrimp are believed
to spawn somewhere in or at the
ledge of the Gulf Stream. Yet lar
val shrimp (too small to have much
swimming power) are found in
the inside waters. They must
therefore be carried in by water
! The same pattern of movements!
! seems to apply1 to certain species!
J of fish. If drift bottles or cards
released in the Gulf Stream are
recovered on the beach or inside
waters, we would have, proof thmt i
larval shrimp could be carried 1
j from the same area to the vicin
, ity Of an inlet.-, and then on a flood
i tide, could be swept into the ,
I Water currents are also believ
ed to influence the coastal migra- 1
I I ion of such species as the blue-'
i lish, Spanish mackerel and men
haden. Why is it that these fish j
occur in great numbers some years j
and then again are too scarce to
support m fishery? What has hap
pened to the menhaden this year? I
Are they moving below the sur- \
lace, farther out, or are they still I
up north? Whatever has happen- j
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I'd. the big question is "Why?"
Drift bottles may not tell all
the answers, but with the coopera
tion of the coastal citizens and
the fishermen, much valuable in
formation can be obtained through
them. Fish and Wildlife Service
will pay 50 cents for all cards I
returned to the Woods Hole Ocean- 1
ographic Institution, and the find
er of the bottle will also be in- ]
formed as to where the bottle was
released so that he may know how
far and in which direction the card
In addition to Fish and Wildlife
Service, Institute of Fisheries He
search and Woods Hole Oceano
graphic Institution scientists, per
sonnel of the present study in-!
elude scientists liom Virginia
Fifljierjes laboratory, Chesapeake
t*ay laboratory, Rutgers Universi
ty; "Uftivorslty of Washington and
the Bingham Occanographic lab
oratory at Vale university.
In the radio broadcasting trade
any daytime dramatic story in
serial form is labeled a "soap
opera" largely because the orig
inal sponsors were soap com
panies and some still are.
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Sivansboro Beaten by Beaufort;
Morehead City Loses Twice
Beauiort's basketball teams
showed their strength Wednesday
night by winning 54 to 17 over
Swansboro's boys and 38-20 over
the girls. Both games were more
one sided than the score show*
since every substitute on either
team went in during the last quar
ter itfid some of them even eailier.
Pat Fodrie was high for Beau
fort with 16 points, one less than
the score of Swansboro's entire
team. Ottis Jefferson trailed be
hind with 10 and Cedric Beachem
tallied eight. Beaufort led all
the way, allowing Swansboro on
ly 6 points during the first three
Score by periods:
Beaufort 17 11 14 12?54
Swansboro 3 2 1 11 ? 17
The girls led all the way also
with Swansboro never getting any
closer than the 14-6 margin at the
end of the first period. Carroll
Ann Willis took high scoring hon
ors with 18. Other scorers were
Betsy Fulford, Peggy Guthrie and
Score by periods:
Beaufort 14 12 8 4?38
Swansboro 3 3 5 6 ? 20
Murray 1. Lewis Departs
For Medilerranean Area
Murray T. Lewis, airman, USN.
son of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Lewis
of Marshallberg. has departed for
the Mediterranean area on board
the aircraft carrier USS Midway.
He is expected to return to the
country about the middle of May.
Before his departure he was on
duty with Attack Squadron 45 at
the Naval Air Station, Jackson
While in the Mediterranean he
will be attached to the Sixth Task
Fleet and it is expected that he
will be able to visit many points
of interest including southern
France, Italy, Greece, Malta, and
Case Goes to Recorder
Probable cause was found in
the case of Thomas Hastings, Ma
rine Corps captain charged with
driving under the influence of al
cohol, in a recent session of
Morehead City mayor's court and
he was bound over to recorder's
court. Arthur Bell was fined $15
and costs (or public drunkenness.
Morehead Citv came out on the
short end of its trip to Camp Le- ,
jeune Wednesday night, the girls
losing a close one, 25-23, and the
boys dropping behind by the score
of 51 to 34.
Play in the boys' game was fair
ly even in the first period with j
Morehead City leading 11-10 at the
end of tho quarter. After that
Camp J^ejeune controlled the
game throughout, leading 22-15 at
the half and 37-21 at the third per
Clifton Steed was high for More
head City with 13 points. Next
were Leslie Feagle with 6, Charles
Macy with 5, Bobby Matthews and
Mitchell Burge with 4 each and
Tommy Bennett with 2.
Score by quarters:
Camp Lrjeune 10 12 15 14-51
Morehead City II 4 6 13-34
Una Willis led the girls by scor- 1
ing 9 points and also starred
in the game. Patty Bell was second
high with 7 points. Morehead City
led 2-0 at the end of the first quar
ter but dropped behind 10-6 and
21-14 at tho half and tliird quar
ter. Their last quarter spurt of
nine points put them within two
points of winning but Camp Le
jeune held them long enough for
the final gun to sound.
Score by periods:
Camp Le jeune 0 10 11 4-25
Morehead City 2 4 8 9-23
Beaufort, Morehead Cily
Eighth Graders Split Pair
By Charles S. Wetherington, Jr. j
The Beaufort eighth grade
boys have met the Mwehead
City eighth grade boys in two
thrilling basketball games.
The first game was played in '
Morehead City on Jan. 4, 1950.
This game had a tight score of
Morehead 17 and Beaufort 19.
The second game was played
on Jan. 10. 1950. The score of
the game was Morehead City
21 and Beaufort 15.
Scorers in second game in
Beaufort: Morehead City: Martin
7. Willis. 5. Bishop. 7, and Willis,
< 2. Beaufort: Mason, 6, Eubanks,
4, Smith, &, and Simpson, 2.
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ing, grabbed it, hoping to pull him
Anna Marie Bell, sifter of James, !
testified that she had gone to the
movies and was told there that
there was a fire. She said she
went to the scene and learned
that "Yank," as he was called, was
Flossie Huckins. who told the I
jury that she was Bell's girl
friend, said she had a date with
him that night and at 8:50 he
hadn't shown up and then learn
ing of the fire, she went to see
She testified th^t she occasion- '
ally cleaned the trailer and did :
Bell's laundry and that the morn
ing of the fire she had cleaned it |
and found the stove without kero
sene and only a little bit of kero
sene in the lamp.
The next witness was John Hen
derson who said that at 6:30 Pete
Davis brought Belf home. About
an hour later. Henderson, who
lived next to the trailer and was
Bell's landlord, said he heard
someone next door and Bell called
out. "Is that you, Pete?"
According to testimony, Davis
had arranged to come by for Bell
later in the night.
Henderson said that he didn't
recognize the voice of the other
person but he went into the trail I
er with Bell. The witness said that j
he heard voices in the trailer but j
it was not loud t;ilk. He testified I
that he did not khow of the fire
until he heard Collins shout and
Willoughby came to his house to
borrow an axe.
The witness, under questioning,
told the jury that he and Bell had
never had any arguments over
rent, that he. Henderson, rented
the trailer to Bell and told him to
pay whatever he could.
Henderson further stated that
he didn't smell any odor of kero
sene at the fire and that he could
not identify the voice of the per
son to whom Bell called, "That
The final witness. Hattie Stamps,
merely s:iid she had gone to the
fire. Other witnesses, James Wil
loughby, Roberta Henderson, and
Alex Becton were called, but were
| not present .
I Coroner Lewis showed the jury
By Clerk of Court
The wills of Lula Willis, Davis,
and Luther Salter. Bettie. Were
recently probated by the clerk of
The estate of Miss Willis, ac
cording to the wilJ. is divided
equally among her two sisters.
Maggie Willis and Bertha Davis,
and her friend Gertrude Tallak
sen. Her sister. Bertha, is named
Witnesses to the document
were Irvin Davis, Davis, and I..
(\ Chandler, Atlantic. It was
filed with the clerk Wednesday,
Mr. Salter bequeathed to his
wif*^, all his property, real and
personal, with the property that
she docs not dispose of in her
lifetime to go to his son Joe L.
The deceased specified i-'i his
will that his daughters. Mary and
Virgil, shall be provided a home
with his wife and son until they
marry and requested that his son
live with Mr Salter and manage
tin- farm. His son was made ex
ecutor of the will.
Witnesses to the document, filed
with the derk Thursday. Jan. 5.
were ('. K Wheatly, and . J. (?.
Pvt. Ralph Slerlen Reports
To Texas Air Force Base
Pvt. Ralph A- TW Sterlen, 18,
son of Mr. and *?us. I). <*. Sterlen,
2009 Evans st . Morehcad City,
has reported to lackland AFH,
San Antonio. Tex., to begin the AF
basic airmen indoctrination course.
Lackland, situated near San An
tonio. is the world's largest air
force base, center of Air Force
basic training for airmen and wo
men, indoctrination station for
prior service reenlistees and home
of the AF'.s Officer Candidate
pictures of Bell's body lying on
the bare springs of his bed. His
head was at the foot and it was
reported that the mattress was ly
ing on the floor by the stove.
Coroner Lewis stated that both
the SHI. sheriff's department, and
Morehead City police assisted in
investigations of Hell's death.
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