1957 Events in Carteret County in Review
(Continued from Plgr 1)
Marriagei: Miss Martha I). Lea
fy of Atlantic to Ervin C Morris.
Deaths: Mrs. Natalie R. New
aome. 59, Markers island: Mrs
Francis T. V.atson, K, Morehead
Week of May 5:
Mrs. C. I). Jones Sr., Beaufort,
wins Mother of the Year honor.?
The Rev. C. E. Sharp. St. Paul a
rector, elected to executive coun
cil of the Diocese.?Herbert Phil
lips, Morehead City Jaycee, given
key man award.
Fire ruins kitchen of the Chatter
Box Restaurant west of. Morehead
City.?County artists hold outdoor
exhibit in Morehead City.?John
Phillips and Kathy Chalk win in a
Vision and Highway Safety contest
at Morehead City School.
Marriages: Miss Josephine Rob
erts. Newport, to Walter K. Chap
man. Miss Edith C. Stevens, Beau
fort, to Chester R. Ward.
Deaths: Mrs. Charles Harris Sr.,
73, Marshallberg; Theophilus W
Sugg, 69, Morehead City; Alfred
Willis. 71, Markers Island; Mrs.
Viola W. Nelson, 72, Morehead
Week of May 12:
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Napper
of Harlowe killed in auto wreck ?
E. D. Swain of Raleigh lands first
sailfish. ? Brunswick Navigation
Co. builds fish solubles plant at
Lennoxville.?Mr. and Mrs. E. M.
Dewey take over management of
the Inlet Inn at Beaufort. ? Bill
Munden wins Morehead City Jay
cee Teen Age Road-e-o.
Marriages: Miss Virginia K.
Perkins to the Rev. C. Edward
Sharp?Miss Albe:tr D. Midgett,
Bettie, to Carl A. Middlebrooks.
Deaths: Mrs. Sophie F. Olschner,
70, Morehead City; Arendell Gol
den, 63, Broad Creek; Dennis Rob
inson, 67, Atlantic; Mrs. Nina L.
Skarren, 80, Beaufort; Thomas L.
Willis, 77, Beaufort.
Week of May 19:
Morehead City Methodist church
starts $295,000 campaign ?Mr. and
Mrs. Ion L. Willis, Williston, cele
brate their golden wedding anni
versary.?Shirley Holden, 15, saved
from surf by life guard ?Old Croa
tan Frozen Food building goes up
First surplus cargb of cheese
leaves Port ?Moose Lodge at At
lantic Beach destroyed by fire ?
Beaufort's first Old Home tour and
exhibit proved big success.
Marriages: Miss Joyce E. Vin
son, Swansboro to Donald T. Rob
Dr. B. F. Royal was named
More head City's CtUaen of the
Ceatary April 25.
lnson Miss Mary L. Davis, More
head City, to Jesse W. Long. Miss
Margaret M. McLohon, Morehead
CHy, to Clifton A. Lynch.
Week of May 21:
Legislature gives Harkers Island
right to vote to establish town of
ficers.? Mona House of Beaufort
wins scholarship to the Portsmouth
Hospital Nursing School ?Beaufort
Marine Salvage Co., claims a $15.
000 loss from recent fire.
Atlantic Beach boys fire truck.?
Dog racing bill killed by House
finance committee ? Dr. Carter
Broad, Duke Marine Laboratory,
to teach at Columbus, Ohio. ?
Ted Phillips, center, shows Mrs. J. C. Harvell his prize - winning exhibit at the Morehead City High
School science fair. At the right is Barry Willis, who stands by his exhibit.
Morehead City school graduates
56 seniors, Newport. 14 seniors, W.
S. King High school graduates 17
in first class.
Marriages: Miss Peggye A. Hill.
Atlantic Beach, to William C.
Rhodes. Miss Glenda J. Daniels,
I^ola, to Laurie W. Gillikin. Miss
Margaret Leary, Morehead City,
to James R. Corr. Miss Neva Dail,
Beaufort, to Robert L. Bridges.
Miss Barbara L. Willis, Beaufort,
to Leslie D. Springle Jr.
Deaths. Mrs. Charlie Krouse, 51,
Morehead City; Robert J. Jones,
Week of June 2:
Newport honors Miss Eva Bate
man who taught school for 48
years.?New FWB church organ
ized at Crab Point ?County tax
rate set at $1 35 for 1957 ? Nancy
Broda of Beaufort crowned senior
dairy princess and Gloria Parker
of Atlantic, junior princess.
Fifteen seniors win diplomas at
Atlantic ?Morehead City Drug Co.
wins the Rexall award in sales
promotion and customer service
Marriages: Miss Nancy L. D.
Lewis, Beaufort, to Joseph II. Ma
Week of June *:
Miss Ann T. Lewis crowned Miss
Morehead City, also won title Miss
Centennial. ? Jean Chadwick wins
Beaufort beauty contest. ? Sperti
Products opens plant at I,ennox
ville to produce electrical products.
?Leo T. Dixon of Broad Creek
dies from hums received in an
explosion.?H. Earle Mobley. More
head City, charged with embezzle
ment and fraud ?The Rev. Sam
S. Moore, pastor of Franklin Me
morial Church, Morehead City,
named father of the year.
Marriages: Miss Frances I. Gil
likin, Marshallberg, to James G.
Siciliano. Miss Beatrice J. Salter,
Sea Level, to Albert L. Vaughan.
Miss May J. Ipock. Beaufort, to
Frank R. Johnston. Miss Beth O'N.
Edwards, Morehead City, to James
E. Parker. Miss Jan C. Mercer,
to Michael A. Mason Jr., Core
Creek. Mrs. Elizabeth G. Hardesty,
Beaufort, to Allen G. Godbeo Miss
Judith C. Byars to Mark Q. Eu
banks. Core Creek.
Deaths:' Mrs. Lina Gillikin, 56,
Week of June M:
Morehead City's Centennial pep
rally and fashion show at More
Head Biltmore Hotel started off
the coming celebration.?Beaufort
Methodist Church dedicates new
educational building. ? Beaufort
commissioners vote to build new
town hall.?Coastal Archery club
land shark with bow and arrow.
Marriages: Miss Sylvia A. Har
rell, Beaufort, to Raymond H.
Woolard. Miae Marion Testa, to
Sterling G. Dixon, Davis.
Deaths: Mrs. Hattie D. Law
rence, 74, Morehead City; Chaun
cey G. Willis, Williston; Mrs. Jen
nie G. Skinner, 85, Russells Creek;
Cadi Hand. Ml. paaM Ida Meat*. Inllaal Ntafc, wka apaka at Ik* Saa Larel Ckambar of I
?aar May X M ri*t k Cteytaa Falrkar Jr., pmMaatf M fte i
Mrs. Lillian R. Pigott. 83, Glou
Week of June 23:
Morehead City commissioners
plan to develop park on section
base property. ? Mary E. Packs
kills common law husband with
butcher knife. ? Bryant Gutrhie
finds large pearl in clam shell.?
Mrs. Noah Avery wins eight blue
ribbons at the HDC flower show.
James D. Potter. Beaufort, heads
state's accountants. ? Beaufort
Chamber of Commerce elects Ron
ald E. Mason president.
Marriages: Miss Sarah P.
Brooks, Beaufort, to Donnie L.
Dudley. Miss Barbara J. Taylor,
llarlowe. to John B. McKay. Miss
The newsstory of the year, per
haps, as far as Carteret Coun
tians were concerned, was Mel
West's daring attempt to reach
Bermuda in an outboard motor
Barbara A. Wernlc and Herman
B. Daniels Jr., Beaufort. Miss Ann
David W. Freshwater.
Deaths: Mrs. Mary F. Davis, 62.
Davis; George W. Gilgo. 89, Atlan
tic; Winfield Scott Webb, 40. More
Week of July 1:
Fir?t survivors of hurricane Au
drey arrive in Beaufort. Alonzo
Bell lost in storm.? County accepts
deed to harbor at Sea Level -
Lions present awards to O. N.
Allred and O. J. Morrow
First Free Will Baptist Church
torn down to make way for new
building.?Grover Munden installed
as Morehead Rotary president ?
Darden Eure Jr., wins Eagle
Marriages: Miss Betty Moore,
Newport, to Kenneth E. Pederson.
Miss Martha Quinn, Newport, to
Dalton Russell. Miss Shirley K.
Piner, Beaufort, to Thurman W.
Pittman. Miss Jesse L. Davis. Da
vis, to Charles L. Paul. Miss Joyce
L. Hill, Beaufort, to Dean L. Chat
los. Miss June Garner, Newport,
to John E. Clark Jr. Miss Bonnie
J. Brinson, Beaufort, to Earle K.
Deaths: Jack Howard, 4g, New
port. Mary D. Lewis, 43, Marshall
Week of July 7:
Fire destroys Leo's place on the
Markers Island road.?First cargo
leaves from local port for Ireland
?Ernest C. Tatum, 56, Beaufort,
died from injuries received in car
wreck ?The Kev. W. A. Hales be
comes new pastor of Beaufort Free
Will Baptist Church.
Mayor Dill and Cooper sisters
appear on tv in New York ?New
swimming pool opened at Golf
Club.?Dr. G. C. Cooke, 63, More
head City dies from heart attack.?
Dr. John Gainey becomes mem
ber of the staff of the Morehead
City Hospital.?Winki Willis, Beau
bort, named baseball queen.
Marriages: Miss Joyce A. Bell.
Morehead City, to David S. Stalker.
Miss Nina F. Darling, Beaufoft,
to Percy Green.
Deaths: Mrs. Tamer L. Lewis,
Week of July 14:
Rupert Wade dies after attack
by shark while swimming out in
the ocean ?Deri G. Roberts, Ger
ald Wade and William Oglesby
get awards for safe driving of
mail trucks.?Fire damages Sound
Service Station in Morehead City.
? Thurlow Whealton wins first
place trophy in Fourth of July
jailing races.?New jail put into
use at Beaufort.
Marriages: Miss Shirley Lipman,
Beaufort, to Paul H. Ford. Miss
Terry S. B. Lowe, Morehead City,
to Charles E. Beard.
Deaths: Rodman G. Mason, 44,
Atlantic. William G. Willis, 79,
Morehead City. Warren Lewis, 69.
Marshallberg. Bertie P. Lewis, 60,
Bettie. Mrs. Laura P. Chadwick,
Week of July 21:
Sandra Bullock, Beaufort, saved
after taking large quantity of sleep
ing pills. ? Kenneth Meadows,
Beaufort, seriously hurt in Sunday
crash ?New health center build
ing at Beaufort opened for patients.
?Mrs. John George of Harlowe
and daughter killed in the Hurri
Marriages: Miss Sandra L. Gar
ner, Otway, to Albert Gillikin.
Miss Nancy S. Haines, to Charles
T. Macy, Beaufort. Miss Valerie
D. Taylor. Beaufort, to Robert T.
Garner. Miss Nancy Gillikin, Camp
Glenn, to John IL Bordeaux Jr.
Deaths: Levi W. Taylor, 90,
Beaufort. Preston G. Williamson,
44, Sea Level. Miss Lillian W.
Lewis, 56, Marshallberg.
Week of July 28:
Billy Edwards Weaver, 19, New
port killed by a falling tree.?Mrs.
C. G. Holland named head of Wel
fare Board.?Miss North Carolina
arrives to take part in the Cen
tennial celebration. ? Fort Macon
led all state parks in attendance
during 1957.?James W. Davis, for
mer Smyrna boy, wins promotion
to rear admiral.
Marriages. Miss Jane W. How
erton, Morehead City, to William
Deaths. Charles G. Austin, 72,
Beaufort. Mrs. Carrie Nelson, 71,
Harkers Island. Mrs. Irene W. Wil
lis, 68, Mrs. Leah Piner, 61, Davis.
Mrs. F. B. Hodge, 81, Morehead
Week of Ann 4:
Morehead City's Centennial
opens Sunday night with sermon
by the Rev. Frank Hall.?Mile long
parade follows address by Gover
nor Hodges.?Historic places about
the city visited by bus tour ?Pa
geant "The Hue and the Grey"
presented with school band con
cert. ? Water parade spectacular
Marriages: Miss Barbara L.
Downum. Beaufort, to James D.
Deaths: Edgar H Heady, 7S,
Smyrna. Mrs. Iva U Garner, M,
Newport Martin L WUIis. (7.
Week el Aag. D:
Join M. Morehead HI, gives
125.000 for the new Marehead City
High School.?Two Marines die in
tar accident near Newport ?Rain
breaks dry spell of 22 days.?
Morehead City Pree WW Baptist
Church breaks ground for new
Marriages: Miss V ? c k i It.
Grubbs, to Laurie W. Moore Jr.,
Beaufort. Mias Catherine North, to
James B. Gillikin, Atlantic Miss
O. Thomas, Newport, to Phillip T.
Deaths: Samuel E. Styron, 80,
Broad Creek. Mrs. Sarah E. Finer,
62, Otway. Mrs Betty G. l^ewis,
77, Markers Island.
Week of Aug. 16:
Edward Walston. county license
examiner, dies ?Mr. and Mrs. Ru
dolph Finer, Wiiliston. celebrate
their golden wedding anniversary.
?Fry Roofing plant in Morehead
City wins top safety award.
Marriages: Miss Shelba J
Laughton, Beaufort, to Gilmore T.
Spivey Jr. Miss Charlene B. Har
rell, Beaufort, to Edwin C. Bclton.
Week of Aug. 25:
Norwood Young. Beaufort, heads
outdoor drama group.?Willie Hen
ry McClain, 22, Beaufort, falls from
boat and drowns.?Exclusive pri
vate club to go up in Ocean Ridge
area. ? Fifty - three firemen of
county complete fire school.
Marriages: Miss Constance A.
Ward to Clifton E. Cox. Beaufort.
Miss Doris A. Hatfield to Charles
C. King, Beaufort. Miss Barbara
J. Willis, Morehead City, to Gene
Deaths: Mrs. Sarah Salter, 75,
Marshallberg. Charles L. Nelson,
67, Morehead City Mrs. Cora G.
McCain, 85, Newport.
Week of Sept. 1:
Yacht owned by J. If. Lassiter,
Charlotte, with nine persons on
board exploded off Shaekleford
Banks.?Edward F. Gallagher, 30,
dies from accident at Newport.?
Mosquitoes take over county when
two fogging machines quit.?New
port issues $120,000 in water bonds.
?Miss Margaret L. Lewis, Atlan
tic, graduates from Cabarrus Me
morial School of Nursing.
Week of Sept. 8:
Five near-drowning victims res
cued during the weekend near At
lantic Beach.?Elmo Gaskill Jr.,
Atlantic, awarded $330 scholarship
at Chowan College ?Southern Rail
road secures all stock in the A&EC
Railroad ?Old cemetery at Lukens
the scene of burial of Dexter Lewis
whose body was brought by boat
First blue marlin of the season
landed by Jimmy Croy of Raleigh.
?Eddie Lancaster, Morehead City,
wins state archery crown.
Deaths: James E. Engljsh, 77,
Morehead City. Elbert D. O'Neal.
82, Morehead City. Robert W. Wal
lace. 54, Morehead City. Arthur
Smith, 66, Salter Path. Mrs. Net
tie L. Finer, 78, Beaufort.
Week of Sept. 15:
Fishing trawler June T destroyed
by fire at dock in Beaufort.?Free
Ray Pardue took over in Octo
ber as superintendent of Fort Ma
con State Park.
ferry opened, connecting Ifattcras
Marirages: Miss Inez Slaughter,
Newport, to Leonard Parker. Miss
Lloye M. Crowe, Morehead City
to Robert L. Vaughn. Miss Betty
L. Morton, Morehead City, to Dan
ny S. O'Neal. Miss Dortha L. Gil
likin, Atlantic, to Thomas Hewitt
Deaths: James R. Morrill, 71
Morehead City. Otway D. Bell, 71
A large replica of Morehead City's town seal was placed on Highway 70 to welcome folks to town for
the Centennial celebration. Viewing the sign, left are, Miss Daisy Brock and Miss Lois Becton.
Morehead City. Mrs. Elizabeth
Moore, 78, Morehead City.
Week of Sept. 22:
Three-year-old Deborah Garner
of Morehead City recovers l'rom
heart operation at Johns Hopkins.
? Newport FFA wins Superior
I Chapter Award.?Cpl. Julian W.
iSorrell, 26, of Cherry Point killed
in car accident near Newport -
Young New Bern boy steals $79.98
from Morehead City bus station.?
Northern lights make spectacular
display on several nights.
Marriages: Miss Delia P. Rey
nolds. Newport to James R. Kelly.
; Deaths: Vernal M. Rhue, 64.
(Newport. Claude E. Garner, Gales
; Creek. Mrs. Daisy N. Bell, 88,
i Newport. Charlie Hancock, 88, Har
j kers Island. Mrs. Edward F. Allen,
I formerly of Morehead City. Miss
i Lollie Robinson, 64, Beaufort, Miss
Laura G. Smith, 83, Smyrna.
Week of Oct. 1:
Future Homemakcrs hold rally
at Beaufort with attendance of
over 700. ? Chief Petty Officer
James L. Gaskill, executive offi
cer Fort Macon Coast Guard Sta
tion retires after 20 years' service.
George W. Dill, Morehead City,
elected president of the North
Carolina League of Municipalities.
?Thieves rob the Pavilion at At
lantic Beach of $320.?The Rev. W.
E. Anderson receives the honorary
doctor of divinity degree from
Pioneer Theological Seminary.
Marriages: Mrs. Kathryn D. Cus
ter to Alva C. Hodges, Morehead
Deaths: Elmo Gaskill, 45, Atlan
tic. Mrs. Mae G. Avery, Beaufort.
Paul W. Flanagan, 59, Morehead
Week of Oct. G.
Pakistan fisheries officials visit
the county.?Morehead City school
football team wins Mullet Bucket.
?Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Salter, Sea
Level, celebrate their 50th wedding
Deaths: C. A. Clawson, 83, Beau
fort. Mrs. Dicie Bender, 51, Beau
Week of Oct. 13:
Ray Hassell Jr., saves G. W.
York, Raleigh, from drowning.?
Mrs. Mamie Harris, Ocracoke,
killed in accident on mail boat.?
Ray Pardue named head of Fort
Macon State Park. ? Mel West
starts trip to Bermuda by outboard
motor. ? Ikey Guthrie appointed
chief of Marshallberg fire depart
Marriages: Miss Judith T. John
son, Beaufort, to Mack Parris.
Miss Jean L. Davis, Williston, to
Edwin R. York. Miss Ann C. Pitt
nan, Atlantic, to Frederick G.
imith. Miss Lois L. Taylor, Gales
"reek, to Gregory P. Lewis.
Deaths: Lester C. Clancy. 70,
Newport. Mrs. Alvina P. Wemple,
K), Morehead City. Henry P.
>pears, 50, Havelock.
iVeek of Oct. 20:
Freighter picks up Melvin L.
Vest on his way to Bermuda. West
continues trip. ? Carl Goerch
speaks before the Morehead City
"hamber of Commerce?Fulchers
>f Atlantic undertake new shrimp
)acking process. ? Annual county
air held by American Legion at
Marriages: Miss Joyce M. Chad
vick, Sea Level, to William J. Nel
Bud Dixon was elected presi
dent of the More head City Cham
ber of Commerce for l?58.
ion. Miss Iris O. Fleming, New
port, to Donald C. Rice.
Deaths: Mrs. Sally W Oglesby,
53, Newport. Mrs. Callie Lewis, 68,
Marshaltbcrg. Loftin B. Barfield,
17, Swansboro. Mrs. Jannie Copes,
fVeek of Oct. 27:
Melvin West rescued by Coast
Stiard boat and taken into Ber
muda. ? Grover Munden heads
:ounty TB unit.?Flu-type disease
stakes rounds through the county.
?Sea Level Baptist church breaks
(round for new church structure.?
Marlowe Demonstration Club booth
lops field at county fair.
Mel West arrives home?Sea
ling Reynolds family docks at
Horehead City after sailing voy
ige from Japan ?Flu closes many
ichools in the county Jack M.
Wallace, Beaufort, kills bobcat
Marriages: Miss Wanda Bryant.
Settle, to Burney T. Davis. Miss
Ramona F. Taylor, Sea Level, to
M. F. Dudley. Miss Bonnie L. Gar
ner, Newport, to Douglas C. Hen
Deaths: Atlee E. McCabe, 51,
Wildwood. V. I. King, Beaufort.
Mrs. Harry H. Hill, 54, Atlantic
Beach. Charles A. Farrar, 7t,
Morehead City. Edward S. Buck,
97. Morehead City. Alfonso StyroB,
65, Davis. Mrs. Edward Piver, 8J,
Week of Nov. 3:
Olan Bell given life sentence ?n
charge of rape?Home of Mis.
Anna Everett e's rooming house
damaged by fire. ? Fire causes
$45,000 damage to Clayton Fal
cher's shrimp packing plant at At
lantic.?Bud Dixon elected presi
dent of Morehead City Chamber
of Commerce.?Mrs. N. W. Tay
lor, Beaufort, celebrates her 97th
Marriages: Mrs. Ruby G. Wood
ruff. Newport, to Harold Chartley.
Deaths: Mrs. Ethel Lewis, for
merly of Straits. W Henry Styron,
71, Davis. James Wijlis, 86. Stacy.
John A. Pavone. 46, Morehead
City. Eugene Dudley, 92, Beaufort.
William H. Whealton. 94, Beaufort,
V. I. King, 60, Beaufort.
Week of Nov. 10:
Community Theatre presents
play, The Bishop's Mantle, to ca
pacity house. ? Riverboat replica
makes stop at Morehead City on
its way south.?Six year old boy
starts several fires in the Franklin
Memorial Church in Morehead
Deaths: John O. Wallace, 76,
Mrs. BWy Smith. North Haw.
was named Nov. 22 as the tarty
Kama Demonstration CI ah Ira
nian of the year.
More head City Jamas E Dixon,
28. Harkers (stand. Albert V. Mur
phy, 77. Davis Mrs. Lutie Jonas,
83. Beaufort Noah N. Smith, (7,
Newport. Clyde R. Everett, 82,
Weak ef Nov. 17:
Lockhart restaurant west of
Morehsad City burns, loss $28,Wo.
?Fred L. Royal, 12. oldest native
born male citizen of Morehsad City
dies.?Clarence Styron. Msrehead
City High School, wins Voice of
New wing of the Sea Laval Hos
pital dedicated with Governor
Hodges in attendance. Contract let
far now kitchen far the Beaufort
School cafeteria.?Dr. Jerry Har
ris, first Morehesd City man tot
open office in city tinea Doctor]
loyal cams back home in 1PM.
Marriages Mias Caret A. Blan
ton, to Earl C. Day, Cedar 1
Miss Evelyn C. Owens.
(o Donald 0. FWeher
Deaths: Mrs. Catherine Lahr,)
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