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THE STATE PORT PILOT
Southport, N. C.
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY
JAMES M. HARPER, JR., Editor
Entered as second-class matter April 20, 1928, at
the Post Office at Southport, N. C., under
the act of March 3, 1879.
ONE YEAR $1.50
BIX MONTHS 1.00
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' <=Z/VLesnJue*. 1935
Wednesday, November 20, 1935
Soil that will grow sand spurs and :
cockleburs also will produce peas and 1
We are glad to see improvements being
made in the condition of the streets t
in Southport. r
Southport children probably think the
meanest man in the world is the one who
stops the hobby-horses. ^
Pickers are lucky that dealers pay as
much for heading cheap shrimp as they
do for heading high price shrimp. p
We don't know which is worse?to lis- C
ten to the history of a "has-been" or the p
abili of the "never-was." P
Painting and repairing that has been "
going on in Southport during the past 0
few months has done much to improve
the appearance of the town.
Parents should have no trouble with
their kids from now until December 25. a
The "be good or Santa Claus won't come h
to see you" threat always is good for at h
least 30 days before Christmas. it
Club Work Si
If you have any doubts concerning the n
value of home demonstration club work n
in Brunswick county, look up your copy ^
of The Pilot for last week and read the v
list of achievements of the Ash club dur- ""
ing the present year.
In our opinion the work of those women
shows a definite trend toward better]"
living conditions for the rural residents
of Brunswick county.
This Business Of Colds v
With the coming of winter weather ^
and its changeable temperatures, the
threat of colds?especially among chil- ,
dren?is easily doubled. No other disease ?
offers a more serious threat of dangerous ^
Parents should take every possible precaution
to see that their children are protected
against bad colds. When it is discovered
that a child has developed a ^
cold, the first matter of major importance ^
is to see that it is broken up. Meanwhile,
don't allow other members of the family F
or schoolmates to be needlessly exposed.
Following is a timely verse which ap- ,
peared in the current issue of The Health
Bulletin, published by the North Carolina
Board of Health: ?
" ? 1 - 1 1*1X1 11 1 i 1 1 ?j , t
luary naa a litue coia, Dur wouian t stay u
at home, >]
And everywhere that Mary went, that j,
cold was sure to roam;
It wandered into Molly's eyes and filled r
them full of tears.
It jumped from there to Bobby's nose, j
and thence to Jimmie's ears.
It painted Anna's throat bright red, and r
swelled poor Jennie's head;
Dora had a fever, and a cough put Jack ]
to bed. j
The moral of this little tale is very
quickly said? .
She could have saved a lot of pain with ]
just one day in bed!
Worth Considering <
In a recent address, L. J. Taber, master
of the National Grange, told his audience
some of the things that co-operation does
for the farmer.
It gives him a voice in the control of
his own affairs, thus increasing his sense
of responsibility and his value as a citizen.
It makes it possible for him to control
the quality of both the commodities he
buys and the commodities he sells.
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It enables him to secure the type of
service as to Merchandising, packaging,
distribution, etc., that best fits his needs.
It aids him in bettering the price received
for his products, both by increasing
his bargaining power and by showing
him ways to increase quality.
It opens avenues of credit that he could j
not otherwise obtain.
Each of these points is of great importance,
and they by no means exhaust the
list. The fruits of co-operation are many,
and the progressive farmer is benefitting
"Of 36,000 motor fatalities last year,
20,000 occurred at night," writes Gover- ;
lor Harold G. Hoffman, of New Jersey, <
n an article in Liberty entitled "Death j
"The total economic waste of night- '
ime automobile accidents is estimated at 1
learly one and a half billion dollars. f
"Sixty-nine percent of those killed are ]
"As a nation, we have failed to grasp '
he fact that as the sun goes down, so i
oust our speed. We are simply driving 1
oo fast for our eyes." (
Night driving, Governor Hoffman ((
oints out, involves three definite factors, c
ach of which contributes to the hazard: *
)verdriving our headlights; slow prece- t
fion due to poor illumination; the night ?
edestrian hazard. c
The first factor is probably the most t
nportant, inasmuch as it affects the t
ther two. Governor Hoffman says that
be average man is fortunate if he can t
ee 100 feet clearly with his headlamps, c
'hat is less than the distance required to 1
top from a speed of 35 miles per hour, J
n good pavement with first-class tires e
nd brakes. If the night driver is travel- 1
lg 60, not an uncommon speed on our c
ighways today, that 100 feet of visibil- c
;y will have been passed by the time he ?
s able to even substantially lower his r
Thousands of us are driving 50 and 60 i
liles an hour in cars equipped with 30lile
headlights. One solution to that is1
etter illumination for streets and highways.
Irrefutable figures, based on extenive
tests, show that the saving in econmic
waste, to say nothing of the human
waste, pays the cost of good lighting
lany times over. But it will be a long
ime before the average highway is lightd
at all, and in the meantime, the onlyt
olution is to drive moderately if youi
wish to avoid "death after dark."
Brisk, cool November weather and a
lelay of several days in the opening of
he bird season has had hunters on edge
or some time for Thanksgiving Day?!
he first day of the season this year. I
It is a safe bet that every man who
wns a dog and a gun will get in his
norning hunt, even if it makes him a
lit late for his traditional Thanksgiving
linner. Given a good day, it is entirely
ossible that many hunters will forsake
ltogether their noon-day meal in order
Lot to miss a single hour of the first day's
There is something about the smell of
:un-smoke, the chill of a winter day and
he excitement of a flushed covey of
)irds that outlasts the hunting season.
?he fine work of a bird dog in the field.
s a sight a sportsman never can forget, j
The loyal order of bird hunters knows i
10 class distinction. The farm boy clad,
n blue overalls, a discarded coat, a base)all
cap and shooting a single barrel gun
s as much a member as the city sportsnan
dyked out in kahki, shooting an imported
gun with inlaid stock. The same
rules apply to bird dogs. Bench show
points and impressive pedigrees fail to
idd one bit to the hunting qualities?j
ind the pay-off is on ability to locate
oirds, point, retieve and find singles.
Bird hunting is a hard sport, and often
during the course of a day a hunter will
cover miles of territory that would be
impassable without the urge of a dog and
a gun. The promise of more game is a
restless incentive to keep traveling, and
each new covey is a tonic to tired muscles.
And when the day's hunt is over and
you count up the spoils, the fact that
you didn't kill the bag limit fails to discourage
you in the least for, in the words
of an old-timer, "It ain't the ones you hit
you remember. It's them you miss that
makes you want to go again tomorrow."
'ORT PILOT, SOUTHPOR'
Washington, Nov. 27.?Gathe
ings of organized farmers, bus
ness and labor leaders which a:
held throughout the nation i
this season warrant close attei
tion of the politicians and offic
holders. It is only a natural ii
terest for the major subjects i
these conventions deal with tl
relations of government to h
dustry, agriculture and labor. :
is noteworthy that all these ses
ions of private enterprise are he]
outside Washington because r
sounding board is necessary wit
the national lawmakers awa
from their desks. The debate an
resolutions expressed the opinior
of the militant groups on currer
governmental policies are give
more consideration than in othe
years as money and votes froi
special classes are at stake.
The well-laid plans to stage
rally for recovery under the ber
Ign cloak of government san<
tion seem stymied at this timi
industrial groups feeling suspici
jus of the meeting on Decembe
) sole a march by setting a
idvance meeting of the Counc
)f Industry in New York Decern
jer 4 to 5, as a means of cour
;eracting government-inspired ac
:ounts of the following week'
inference in Washington. Coor
linator Berry will probably b
>bliged to change his tactics a
lUDious Dusiness men aenniier
ihallenge his naive contentioi
hat the NRA will not be revive)
md that the rally is "solely in
lustry's party." Those who com
iere December 9 claim they di
to in a "tongue-in-cheek" atti
;ude of doubt.
There is no optomlstic hopi
hat industrial leaders will read
he desired unanimity as to poli
:ies for that is considered an im
x>ssibility. The best outcroppinj
intlcipated is to voice clear an<
oud a fairly solid front agains
xperimental legislation or ex
ension of the Blue Eagle idea
h other words, the main purposi
if the assembly is to tell thi
:ountry just what industry i;
loing to hasten recovery withou
laving distorted interpretation!
ilaced on their remarks by gov
irnment publicity agencies a
vhat is called "Berry's stoogi
Government bureaus are al
vays seeking more power am
arger appropriations. The firs
:rop of annual reports submit
;ed to the President during th
veek shows there has been ni
:hange in the trend. The Federa
[Yade Commission wants additi
>nal authority from Congress. O
>articular interest, to those wh<
jatronize the chain stores is thi
lemand of the Commission for t
aw which will permit the gov
irnment to keep tabs on spec
al discounts and allowances giv
in by manufacturers without an;
lefinite relation to the cost o
selling. This proposed measur
vill undoubtedly revive the con
:roversy between privately ope
ated retail outlets and the chaii
systems at the next Congress
Among the conversational tid
>its circulating around the Cap
tol these days are: the outcomi
>f the President's holiday visit ti
Narm Springs, Ga., where he i
sasily accessible to Southern poli
;ical leaders; the effect' of protes
esolutions from the Nationa
J range and other farm groups 01
he new Canadian reciprocity
reaty, which will be reflecte<
(specially in Congressional de
>ate; the explosion of the slogai
'in union there is strength" whei
he executive council of thi
American Federation of La bo
neets here in January to vitalize
he dormant issue of craft versui
vertical industrial unions and th<
(ffect on suggested legislatioi
or organized labor; how thi
iouse Committees on Ways an<
Heans in charge of tax program;
end the House Committee on Ap
>ropriation handling expenditure
vill harmonize the spread bet
veen outgo and income for th
lext fiscal year in view of ap
jroaching elections; what emer
jency agencies will be throwi
jverboard in an economy move
die reaction of state government
to the new rules of procedur
which the Federal Social Secur
ty Commission will promulgat
is a guide for action within th
iext few days.
Political strategists are at odd
iver the advisability of cleanin:
iut the "Brains-Trust" nest. 1
is argued that this removal fror
spheres of influence would b
considered a genuine mov
against sporadic experiment
which has private industry in
stubborn and belligerent mooc
The friends of this college cre\
contend the Republican opposi
tion would make political capita
out of a change of front. Consei
vative elements in the Democral
ic ranks believe such a ste
would eventually react to th
benefit of the Administratioi
Nothing definite is expected unt
next year. Only a few of th
"Brains-Trust" original cast ar
now retained on government paj
r, n. c.
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i rolls. It is reported that this re- <
mnant is very unhappy at recent dal
trends in public affairs. The feel- ty.
. ing persists that the President is
torn between personal friendship pia
e and good politics in this contro- coi
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