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MACNEILL’S APPEAL TO HIGHWAY MEN FOR INLET BRIDGE Cape Hatteras Newspaperman Presented the Case In a Few Well- Chosen Words. > ' There has been considerable comment about the recent appear ance of Ben Dixon Mac Neill, the sage of Cape Hatteras before the highway commission in Edenton, in which he presented the case for a bridge across Oregon Inlet. Be cause of this, we are printing his remarks made on that day: “Mr. Chairman, Gentlemen: “My name is Mac Neill. I am and have been for twelve'years, an in habitant of Hatteras Island. Did I follow my personal inclination I would, at this moment, be look ing at such of the world as con cerns me from the porch that the Seabees added to the shady side of my house, an<t not bothering about whether ferries ever run or bridges get themselves built. “But my neighbors on the Is land have entrusted to me a mes sage of reminder to this Commis sion and to the four million peo ple who are North Carolina. I am not attended by any delegation. My neighbors would have come, as many of them as could manage to get across the Inlet. The blues are bighting at home and my peo ple are right busy. Yesterday Capt. Bernie Ballance stopped by to show me the first mackerel taken from the suif this year. He said it weighted six pounds. '“The message and the reminder that I bring from the Islanders is brief. First the reminder: it was the distinguished father of your ehairman who, as Governor, estab lished and implemented for North Carolina the policy of toll-free travel in this State. The Islanders hold him in grateful memory, as should all North Carolina. Rarely a day passes but I hear some visi tor, his resources depleted by turnpikes and tunnels, bridges and ferries, as he made his way hither, marved at our freedom and I hear same Islander remind him “Gover nor Broughton he freed the ferries —and us.” “The ferries, free now these 18 years, bring 300,000 visitors to our Islands annually. Because they have long since reached the limit of their capacity, our ferries also keep away more visitors than they can bring. It is not feasible to put more boats into operation, nor larger boats. There is not room for them. “The operation of the present ferry system is a luxury that North Carolina can not afford. It is pro hibitively costly. It cost a dollar and a half to fetch me across the ferry this morning on the way here and I’ll have to have another like sum from you to get home this evening. “It adds up, gentlemen, by very simple arithmetic, to the fact that, within five years, the annual sav ings on the operation and main tenance of these ferries would build and pay for a bridge. Not just a bridge but a modern one that would solve for a long time to come the problem that has no other possible solution. ’'‘You have to spend the money. Within five years the present equipment, at best a makeshift, will be utterly worn out. There are no more what-time landing craft to be converted. You will have to build ferry boats of a special design and they will cost as much as a bridge, and still re quire operation. “My Island neighbors have only to suggest that you think five years ahead. On their behalf I beg leave to simply youte the favorite legan phrase of Mr. Justice Hunt Parker: Res ipse locatur—the thing speaks for itself. And to that I must add the Islands thanks, and my own., for hearing us.” TYPEWRITERS AT BARGAIN PRICES Used and Reconditioned Machines At Less Than Catalog Prices, 20 Per Cent Less Than Usually Sold Elsewhere. UNDERWOOD, ROYAL Remington, Woodstock Good Usable Machines from $35 to SBO, To Give Years of Service. Satis faction Guaranteed. TIMES PRINTING CO., Inc. PHONE 44 MANTEO, N. C. GENUINE BONE-A-FIDO DOGFACE SOLDIERS GUARD OUR AIR DEFENSE MISSILE SITES OW ■ . i DOUBLE SENTRY—Seventy-five pounds of snarling Ger man shepherd is tough to handle and Private Claude W. Mo rein, Ville Platte, La., has his hands full restraining his dog, King, from the cameraman. This formidable adversary is one of the sentry dogs used to guard missile sites a few miles south of Fort Belvoir, Va. Trained to attack anyone who approaches, the “sentries” may be safely handled only by their mas ters. Hand and voice signals are used to direct the dogs whether they be close at hand or patroling their duty stations. To illustrate the great distance from which these dogs can be di rected, First Lieutenant Ronald Komorink of Roseville, Mich., ex ecutive officer of the Nike site, related, “One handler placed his dog at home plate on our baseball diamond and ran him through his paces by means of hand signals from center field.” The dogs, trained four hours daily, are trained not to destroy. Their purpose is to alert the hu man sentry of the presence of an enemy and hold the intruder if he attempts to flee. The canine sentries arrived in the Washington, D. C., area after receiving 13 weeks of “boot” train ing with the 26th Infantry Scout Dog Platoon at Fort Benning, Ga. NPS PERSONNEL WINNERS OF SIOO CASH AWARDS Moody Meekins of Avon and Henry McClease of Manteo were presented cash awards of SIOO each by the Superintendent of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Moody Meekins, who recently re tired as Caretaker of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Museum of the Sea, was rewarded for his loyal and dependable service. Henry McClease, a highly re spected colored employee, was re warded for his faithful and con scientious service as Caretaker of the Administrative Headquarters and the Bodie Island Visitor Cen ter. THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING MANNS HARBOR PERSONALS Mr. and Mrs. David Guidry and their children, Deloris, David Jr., Kem, Donna, and Denise of Mor gan City, La., arrived to visit Mrs. Guidry’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hooper, and her sis ters, Mrs. Donald Midgette, Mrs. Lee Kelly and Mrs. Jimmie Umph lett, another daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hooper, Mrs. Donald Wil liams and son Mike of Seattle, Wash., will arrive Friday for the summer. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Seiter and children, and Miss Bettie Morrison have returned to Wilmington after visiting Mrs. Seiter’s father, Al bert Ward and Mrs. Ward. Bettie will return here this week and will be employed at Polly’s iKtchen. Mrs. J. B. Hinnant and Mrs. J. D. Baucom of Durham are spend ing this week here at the Hinnant’s summer home. Dr. and Mrs. James L. Henson of Kinston are vacationing this week at the Davis Beach Club. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Armstrong and children, Tommy, Lynn, and Lois spent the week end in Nor folk. They were accompanied home by Mrs. Evelyn Sutton, who is a guest this week of Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong, and Mr. and Mrs. T. 0. Sutton. Mr. and Mrs. Iris Ralph and son, Anthony visited in Elizabeth City during the week end. Mrs. Lloyd Midgett, Mrs. Cal bert Gray, and Mrs. Murray Mann spent Monday in Washington. Miss Faye Ambrose in Norfolk the past three weeks has visited her aunt, Miss Rose Bratten. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Green of Elizabeth City were guests of rel atives for the week end. Mr. and Mrs. Herman T. Gibbs, Jr., have returned to Cincinnati, after two weeks with his parents, and Mrs. Gibb’s aunt, Mrs. Mary Midgette. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Bratten Whaley of Norfolk visited Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ambrose. Miss Farris Ambrose, daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Lawson Ambrose, spent last week in Norfolk with her uncle and aunt, Mr .and Mrs. N. T. Sawyer. Sonny Ambrose is spending this week in Creswell with his grandfather, J. S. Twiddy. John and Bobbie Midgette of Mashoes are leaving this week for Long Island, N. Y. to visit with relatives. Miss Loretta Twiddy, grand daughter of Mrs. Mary Crees, is spending this week at Virginia Beach with Mr. and Mrs. Roy D. Cz reef Willard R. Sutton, Mrs. Sutton and daughter, Jerri Lynn of Ports mouth spent the week end here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Sutton. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mann and Mrs. Henry Armstrong called to Wilmington Monday by the illness of their father, T. 0. -Sutton. Mr. Sutton was there on the week end to attend the Methodist Confer ence, and due to illness had to re turn home on Monday. A2C Willis A. Crees and Mrs. Crees are parents of a son, Wil- THE COASTLAND TIMES, MANTEO, N. C. SWAN QUARTER BIDDY LEAGUE TRIMS ENGELHARD “Engelhard played a good game but Pm glad we won” said a biddy player as he journeyed back to his home on last Saturday. This statement adequately expresses the sentiment of all the team members. In the third contest of the sea son, Swan Quarter came out vic tor with a score of 17-11 making a total of two wins and one loss over Engelhard. Swan Quarter rallied in the second to the tune of 8 runs. This caused the Engelhard team to tighten its belt, wipe it’s sweat and settle down to some good defensive playing and they held the opponent at 8 while they tied the score in the last of the 6th at 11 all. In the top of the 7th, Swan Quarter again rallied for 6 more runs. Determined to hold the score they took the field and in the midst of spectacular errors and superb coordination they held them to 11 runs. Smithwick was hot and retired the first two hitters while the third popped out to the in field. The Engelhard team proved to be excellent hosts and the team has shown much improvement since the beginning of the season. Mr. Bill Harvey Cox is to be complimented on his tireless effort to give the necessary supervision to these boys 8 thru 12 years of age. He is definitely molding them into a team that will make him proud as time passes and they grow into the game. As every one knows, this is no easy task and he needs the support of every person in the community, not only with finances but also with their physical assist ance. He would be grateful for men who are willing to give of part of their time to help in the practicing of these boys and who will lend a hand in general. The same thing applys to the Swan Quarter community, and it is hoped that the other communities, Fairfield and Sladesville will make an effort to oganize their boys so that they might enjoy some of the fun that should be theirs. Both Swan Quarter and Engel- lis Arlen Crees, Jr., born June 13th in Camden, Del., Mrs. Crees is the former Ester Daugherty. Miss Ro sa Daugherty has been in Camden for several weeks with her sister. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Tillett and daughter, Marsha Lynn of Norfolk visited relatives here on the week end. Mrs. Wallace Taylor and .daugh ter, Peggy Ann spent Tuesday in Norfolk. Miss Stella Bretten has been a patient at the Columbia hospital for several days. Dr. and Mrs. John Wright of Chapel Hill are vacationing at their summer home here. Mr. and Mrs. Flay Kemp had as their guests for the week end, Mr. Kemp’s brother, and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James Kemp of Nor folk. The DAREOLINA FOOD HOUSE OF THE OUTER BANKS EXPRESSES _____ 1 Thanks and Appreciation to Visitors and Homefolks TO THE HUNDREDS OF VISITORS SINCE WE OPENED FOR BUSINESS, WE OFFER OUR SINCERE APPRECIATION FOR PATRONAGE AND ENCOURAGEMENT EXPRESSED. TO THOSE WHO HAVE NOT YET BEEN ABLE TO VISIT WITH US, WE EXTEND A HEARTY WELCOME TO VISIT WITH US AT ANY TIME. YOUR COMMENTS ARE AP PRECIATED. Open 6 A JVI.-Midnight Serving All Meals THE DAREOLINA NAGS HEAD, N. C. hard are short of 13 year olds who want to play ball and both want a team this age. If you are 13 and want to play ball, see Mr. Bill Cox in Engelhard or Donald Cahoon in Swan Quarter community. They will see to it that the team is organized and games made avail able. The line-up for Swan Quarter: Smithwck, D.—P; Harris, Jr.—lst; Miller, W. —2nd; Jarvis, B.—CF; Penleton, T.—C; Cahoon, B.—LF; Carter, V. —RF; Mann, S.—SS Gibbs, 8.—38. Substitutes: Pe gram, B.—RF; Smiith, L.—LF. Line-up for Engelhard: Miles, 1., Warner, J., Spotansky, S., Jones, M., Meekins, D., Waites, 8., Mc- Kinney, B„ Meekins, M., Spencer, L. Substitutes: Flowers, H., Har ris, H. After the “Biddy League” game, both teams sent a mixed team of 5 thirteen year olds and 4 biddy players on the diamond for a “quickie” game of four innings. In this contest, Swan Quaarter also was victor to the tune of 4-2. Runs were scored for S. Q. by Jarvis, B. in the first and by Rhodes, Mann and Pendleton in the third. Engel hards runs came in the fourth in ning. Line-up for S. Q. for this game: Smiithwick, S. —Ist, Rhodes, A.— CF, Pendleton, T.—SS, Jarvis, B. —C, Pegram, B. —RF, Rayburn, J. —2nd, Reid, D.—LF, Swindell, A.—3rd, Mann, K.—P. The Swan Quarter Biddy League thanks the following for their help and contributions toward making this activity possible. Gilbert Tun nell for making available three complete uniforms to the team— P. D. Midgette for giving three uniforms to the team—Harry Jar vis for one uniform—E. Williams for making available one uniform to the team —Hal McGee for his cash contribution, his automoblie and his time spent helping at the games—Mr. Jack Lupton for his cash and the drinks sold during the game at Swan Quarter —T. Smith, Mrs. E. Gibbs, Joe Lupton for their furnishing transportation and to Henry Spencer for his automobile and the time he spends helping with the ball field —E. L. Gibbs for his drinks to the team mem bers for playing and winning the games—The Berry Company for tape needed to wrap broken bats. “To the team” means that the team owns the material and shares the material and when the season is over all team material will be cleaned and stored for another sea son. When a suit becomes too small for one- boy, another will fill it without any ill feeling on the part of any on. Parents of the boys who wear team uniforms will be responsible for the cleaning and care of same. Since team work and personality and attitude are as important as winning a game, it is hoped that by developing the team spirit, these boys will realize the true value of good and clean sports man-ship. Please remember this: A MAN NEVER STOOD SO TALL AS WHEN HE STOOPED TO HELP A BOY. MIDDLETOWN PERSONALS Mrs. Charles Pilliman and girls are visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Payne. Mrs. Midford Wallor and Wendy of Elizabeth City are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Edward Carowon and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McKinney. Mrs. Florence Burrus of Swan Quarter visited here this week. Mrs. Claude Sitchfield, Mrs. Sherwood Selby and Mrs. James Earl Cox visited in Washington Thursday. Mrs. Lilliie Cox is visiting here. Mrs. Edward Carowan, Mrs. Hugh McKinney, Mrs. Midford Wollar and Wenoy visited Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Simmons Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Byrum Spencer of jhbbmbbr r free! WIRING CHECK-UP FROM AN AUTHORIZED HORSEPOWER CONTRACTOR Now’s your chance to find out free, about your home , wiring. Is it giving you top performance from your lights and appliances? What added wiring is needed to bring your home up to full modern housepower? Your power to Live Better . . . Electrically! ' CALL TODAY ABOUT A FREE CHECK-UP JENNESS GIBBS MANTEO, N. C. _Schcnlcq GOLDEN J» AGE BRAND LJ * V ' <e n ' $ 9 35 PINT Q 7O M </5 QT. Sehonfov Dl«till«r» Co. Distilled Dry Gin. From 100% Groin Neutral Spirit*. 90 Proof. FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 195? Portsmouth, Va., spent the . week end with Mr. and Mrs. Archie Spencer. Misses Heneretta and Gula Gibbs of New Bern visited Mr. and Mrs. , Burnell Gibbs. Robert G. Gaskins FLAT TOP ROOFS BUILT AND REPAIRED GUTTERING WORK ■ —Estimates Cheerfully Given- Phone 270-J Wanchese, N. G.