Several days ago Mr. Elisha (Ly-she) Ballance died. An octogenarian, Elisha was one of the last "old-time" native island fishermen. His funeral is today at 2 o'clock. We will miss his ready smile and kind ways.
On this date in 1942 the tanker "F.W. Abrams" was lost at Ocracoke, a casualty of the heavy U-boat activity in the north Atlantic between January & July, 1942.