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The State port pilot. (Southport, N.C.) 1928-current, December 01, 1937, Page PAGE 2, Image 2

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PAGE 3 "" ? ? ' i THE STATE PORT PILOT I. _ Southport, N. C. PUBUSHED EVERY WEDNESDAY JAMES M. HARPER, JR., Editor It Batered u second-clau matter April 20, 1928, at ( the Post Office at Southport, N. C? under the act of March 3, 1879. I Subscription Rates UNI? YEAK >1.80 | CUX MONTHS 1.00 ! ? fHREE MONTHS .76 C Wednesday, December 1, 1937 t A jackass isn't always a beast of bur- * den. I When a dog on point decides to take j an inch, the birds usually take a mile. ? c Variations in the weather tend to make [ conversation. ii i t There is a lot of difference between > imitation and duplication. v f; One result of travel is to give a better b (appreciation of the things back home. J' The cigar that the driver smokes to keep awake usually puts his passengers u . to sleep. For a prettv girl, the shortest way to . ? . | S( the front page seems to be via a bathing *uit^none too ample. ^ Maybe one reason that Americans are| ^ I peace lovers is because they have their1 w I "battles fought by proxy each Saturday; w on the gridiron. j in ?? tilt seems a shame that some of the better modern tunes will not be permitted ^ by the public to live longer than a few. weeks. Show us just one man who doesn't like L to' criticize when the weatherman misses1 a forecast: we'll show vou a hundred who s( do. j01 Billboards j ^ , E Readers are familiar with spasmodic ^ outbursts against the growing use of bill- j boards to extoll the virtues of certain well known products; but despite orga. ^niz^d opposition this soeurge, which threatens to blot out all of nature's road-N side beauty, continues to grow. I The only ones in the world with power, I to put an end to the continued use ofj'' billboards are members of the buying ri public, who might follow the lead of Mrs. 0 Sinclair Lewis, who has the following ex-i I pression to make on the subject: ."The landscape of America belongs toj" the people?not to business advertisers?| I and a people with some shred of proper I J1 indignation left in them would rise with I the spirit of Ethan Allen and tear down ^ I these monstrous impertinences. I feel soi strongly about it, that I positively will n not buy anything, whose promoters intrude notice of it between my eyes and nature, and what man has done to make ,). nature more beautiful. ..." j*"1 u Health Budget j' d Now is the time when all good men and women begin to plan to make their j New Year's resolutions. The keeping of a budget probably gets first place on the list of improvements we resolve to make in our daily lives. And in connection with ' that household budget, we should like to make a suggestion. Before you go in for j u portioning out the family income, give a1 ^ thought to another far more important budget. It should come first on the list y of New Year's resolutions. Why? Because matter how much you plot and plan | J and dig and delve and save and become as rich as Croesus, it doesn't matter in | f the least if you haven't your health. In planning this health budget every- c thing will be centered about the body y home?after all, everyone's real home. w First you must know just what sort of a home your body is. Can it give the proper n amount of service? Can it compete with other homes about it ? Or do its boards ^ e squeak, its windows rattle, does its roof p leak or are its ceilings cracked and its e attic untidy with the accumulation of c years of neglect? The best way to find ti out about its condition is to have a ti thorough overhauling of your body by a t< good doctor. If he finds any boards that are rickety, such as weak heart, a poor! c liver, bad tonsils or teeth, you can takej g care of them before real trouble occurs, t "That man is all right," Woodrow Wil- c son once said, "but the house he lives in v is dilapidated and it looks as if he would p soon have to move out." The man did I move out. He died. u So let that be a lesson to you on the a body party of the health budget! s ii; L * ? Ymas Harbingers Only 22 shopping days until Xmas. Tlu Vslive spirit lias already permeated Hit iir: merchants have their holiday goods >11 display, gala decorations festoon the how-windows, children talk untiringly ol low munificent Santa Clans is going tc >e. industrious house-wives are baking ieh-laden fruit cakes and carefully pack ng them away until the eagerly awaited lay arrives. The Xmas season brings out the best n human nature even if you are trampled mderfoot in your shopping expeditions \ person is getting moth-eaten indeed vho does not feel sonic tingle run down lis spine or who does not catch some ot he children's contagious enthusiasm durng the holiday season. It is a time for feasting, for feeling a lose affinity with our fellowmen# foi iruslving aside the trivial cares which lie 11 our path. It is fitting that we observe lie Xmas season in this manner. Jesus of la z a ret h, according to His teachings, rould not have us pull a long face and ast during the glorious season of His irth. He bade us make merry with our ellowmen, to let the spirit of love flow nil free. ... . Of course there is a synthesis. He ould not have us gorge ourselves sick n rich foods or get hilariously drunk nd drive cars on the highways. He ould have us maintain decorum and ob;rve His holiday in a sane manner. Those people who think they can run og-wild during December and carouse ith reckless abandon should receive the ill penalty of the law. Unfortunately, e will always have people among us ho feel that any joyous occasion is an ivitation for them to "cut up" and make lerry at the expense of everyone else. Ibsurd Attempt The most disgusting utterance deliver1 by anybody of consequence apparently nind publication recently in Vittiro Musilini's discourse on war wmch he desnbed as the "quintessence of beauty." rni_ _ - c ? "I v%oiT/*? trAlnmn i ne purpuse ul me hich now rests on the book-shelves of le Italian nation seems clearly obvious, ven if 11 Duce helped his son along- with le laborious task of glorifying war, the ook itself seems to fall far short of its riginal objective. Rather, it clearly represents an absurity to which even the hapless dogs of a ictatorial nation cannot subscribe. In,ead of presenting war as something eautiful as it was originally intended, it rther depicts its author as a man devoid f reason. When young Mussolini tr.vs to depict le "fun" of bombing helpless Ethiopian atives to their death, and talks of the sport" of striking down defenseless wolen and children, his readers are left to ut on conclusion?that the book is the ork of a demented person or one absoitely devoid of the milk of human kindess. There's nothing sporting about war? le relentless destruction of life and roperty is a cowardly thing. When Vitro bombed Ethiopian shacks which were 1 ' a- i u at- 1: r name 10 snener me uauves lrum me iin of lead and shrapnel, there was othing sporting about it. lie was in no anger himself. Of course, the original objective of le book was to beguile the Italian masss into thinking that it would be a glorius thing for them to take up arms gainst a defenseless nation?but unless 11 of Italy is more rabid than we think, ley will fall for none of the hokum hich 11 Duce and his son have tried to and them. War is ugly, horrible, destructive, and ou can't make anything else out of it. disgrace he Salisbury Post. A Charlotte vital statistics report, acording to the Associated Press, reveals le death of a citizen there of "inanition, rith poverty as a contributory cause." In the language of the layman that leans literal starvation. "I'm starving to death," is the frequent xclamation of well-fed children, and art of the routine prattle of the pamperd daughters of wealth who must make onversatjon at teas and parties; but actial starvation as classification for fatiliies in North Carolina is, we are happy o say, a rare phenomenon. Rare is still too frequently; starvation if human beings anywhere in the United States is an incident of national humiliaion worthy of a red letter on the calenlar. We should suspend constitution Day rith its "life, liberty and pursuit of hapliness" motto and substitute a "Marie Antoinette" day or something of the kind intil such a time as starving to death is , fate which every American can be asured of escaping. gtti B ? ???. THE OTATE PORT PJLO : lust Among ' The Fishemei , (BY \V. B. KEZIAH) MLYFD FEELINGS The operations of th< shrimp trawlers during th< . old days of last week wen . regarded by this department ' with rnived feelings of sym pa thy and envy. In eokl wen I ther there is no oolder piac. than out on the windswept waters. The trawl ..iterator* get the full foree of the lej wind that swept down from the north. At the some time, while practically freezing the ntcn were making good money. They earned what they made. Knowing something of what they have tc go through year after year, we are glad they made every cent that they did, and w? wish they could have made more. Hunting Vs. Fishing While hunting arid fishing s two closely allied terms, it c be vouched for that there is whale of a difference, especia as regards the visiting spor men. There is no place on t coast that extends a more- c< dial welcome and all sorts cooperation to the fisherman th Southport does. Nobody reser their coming; we are all glad have them. On the other hat the sportsman with a gun a dog is also cordially welcom. but he misses the cooperati that is extended to the fishermt The local sportsman with a gt dog and knowledge of whe game is to be found seems wish to keep his knowledge himself. Except in isolated i : stances the visiting hunter is 1. j pretty much to his own. Eels A Pest \ldni' fidiorman nf c- DnHfii m i'luaai aarraava aaavaa u* i>|/wi i??v inclinations have been complaining of eels being a pest in their puppy drum fishing activities. They have no use for the slippery, squirming creatures and it is disgusting to pull one out and have to dislodge him from your hook at just the moment when you are expecting to pull out a two or three-pound drum. The -drum are only able to bite between the times when the eels are fooling with your hook and taking your bait. They are a blooming pest to the inside fishing in fall and winter. May Operate I,ongcr I There has been rumors, sin the recent change in manageme of the North Carolina Fisheri Incorporated, that the local pla will operate practically all t year round, instead of just dt ing the two or three months the busiest part of the shrim ing season. This is more li things should be. The concern h a splendid plant, splendidly equl peel for various profitable woi ! and practically all of the reset ment against it has arisen frc the fact that it runs only a she jtinie each year. Many Sturgeon Caught For the |>ost several weeks practically all of the shrimp trawlers have been bringing in several sturgeon each day. these fish are taken in the trawls and often range up to tid or 70 pounds in weight. Several of the buying houses skin and ship them north in the same manner as other fish are handled. The past week many large flounders, weighing up to 9 or 10 pounds have also been taken. While the experiment has never been tried out, many local people believe that fishing for flounders with regulation nets would prove profitable here. It is understood that one of the big boats of Ben Gray may try this sort of fishing here this winter. Oysters And Clams While the oyster and clam se son has been open for sometiir the really good product is ju beginning to be brought in. Tl production of both oysters ai clams will undergo a radical i crease with the slacking up the shrimp fishing. No one kno\ just when that will be. Shrin may be here all winter and, < the other hand, they may disa pear from the local waters any time. Big Game Fishing While a few people hold to the view that next spring will be ample time to talk the early summer big game fishing rodeo at Southport, there are others who have a different viewpoint. Boats that have been and are stilt going to Florida will play an Important part in this rodeo and it will be a difficult matter to wait and, endeavor to contact them in Florida unless preliminary contacts are made here. The boats will be going north again at about the time when It Is planned to hold the rodeo. If they start out northward and just hear of the event when they arrive here very few of them will remain over. They travel pretty much on schedule and should know plenty of the V . k -? ? ! SjgVfF|p:| StfeTWORT, A. C. R Southport . School New# moosfe >L\r 1 At a class meeting- Friday the Junior class decided upon the play "Here Conies Chailie" as ?1 its production for the year. The play will be given sometime after Christmas and the proceeds will .? be used for the Junior-Senior # banquet. Other plans have also - been made for financing the bon1 quet and very much interest has been shown in this extra cuixirular event which will take, place ? the latter part of March or the t first of April. GIRLS BASKETBALL A Round Robin in Girls Basketball gets under way. Tuesday, November 23. Their game wul j be between the Sophomores and Juniors. This is the first game of a series to be played by the girls. It is hoped that these games ' will do much toward bringing about a better spirit in our school. * ? 4HHNBH The" boys have completed 'their . games with the senior coming out on top. ire Following is the schedule: an Sophpmores vs. Juniors, Tuesa day November 23. Seniors vs. lly Freshmen, Tuesday. November 30. ts- Juniors vs. Freshmen, Thursday he December 9. Seniors vs. SophoJr mores, Tuesday December 7. of JUniors vs. Seniors, Thursday an December 16. Freshmen, vs. Sophits omores, Tuesday December 14. ? to ? id, During the last few days the nd Senior Class has been studying id, poetry structure and composition, on under the literature teacher, in. The following are original stu- j in, dent poems, selected by the vote 1 re of the Seniors as being the best 1 to ones read and discussed in the ' to class room: ' in ift AUTUMN What a beautiful pattern autumn weaves. With many colors of beautiful i leaves, And the goldenrod spread so far is and wide. in. In the brown fields, pumpkins .. yellow; 01 On the trees, bright apples mel- thl lnur- ml Oh! think of the beauty of pl( Autumn-tide! So BY K. C. wl thi SCHOOL thi Bells, bells, bells ringing every pii day of school, coi Teachers, teachers always preach- 1 ing us the golden rule, ly Lessons, lessons, lessons every thi i i period in the day, ha r would rather take a ride on a load of hay; ? Study, Study, study our lessofis :cc every single night, ' | :nt But I love this old school with ies all my will and might, nt By E. M. ? he ir- SUNLIGHT of The river flowing slowly toward j j ip- ' the sea, J | ke White clouds floating lazily by, J j as Birds flying restlessly from tree j j ip- to tree; \ ; -k, The sun slowly sinking from the J j it- sky! >m Workers walking home ward pass J >rt from sight. All blending with the coming of j the night. By E. H. || DRAMATIC CLUB During the next few weeks the j Dramatic Club of the Southport j high school will work on a uni- j j que skit entitled "The First J Plionf" Ttn wIaI la I h ^wo pivv 10 WCUUCICU auuui , a young: lawyer who is extremely J desirious of impressing his first j 1 client with his ability and im- J portance. ] ; The production is organized, with different student groups in j charge of make up, lighting, pro- [ perties, costumes and scenery. The skit will be presented three times with different people tak- j ! ing the roles each time. This plan is being used to see the difference in the skit when it is j j presented by three different pro- J J duction staffs. ; j . )! FACULTY PLAY j The faculty members of South- j [ a- port high school presented, "The j | le, Absentminded Bridegroom", a 3 [ st act play, at the high school audi- j [ he torium Tuesday night. It was j j id quite a success, and the school j n- pupils are very grateful to all j of who helped put it on and made j V3 it possible. j lp The cast was as follows: j in Harvey Brown, W. R. Lingle, ] p- John Shannon, J. P. Wonsavage, ] at Robert Marlowe, Thelma Johnson, ) Melva Peifly, Sophia Hinton, j (Mrs) Gus Swan, (Mrs.) Robert j Willis,, Julia Cromartie, and Cly- S de Bryan. IK Five Couples Secure License i f II During the past week licenses 11 to wed have been issued to five I I white couples. The contracting I I parties were: j j Miss Louise Eichorn to Peter I I Henry Koen, both of Wilmington: I I Miss Lennie Gurganous to Willie I ! Enbanks, both of Shallotte; Miss I I Mary Louise Lennon, Supply, to i I Dennis R. Hewett, Bolivia; Miss I Margaret S. Taylor to James M. 11 Harper, Jr.; Miss Katherine II Bragdon. Leland, to C. A. Ruas. 11 Shallotte. j j ? ] ( local event long before they j leave southern waters tor the north la the spring. . . - ' ' l_i _IL: _ -trr '''jMimiiffiiiiiiiiiiit'i1. f HERE'S A LlTT / BOOK VOU MIGHT ALONG TO THE SESSION AND \ WOULDN'T HUP l\ READ EACH CHAP' , I ^VICE/ ^ OPENFORUM K. oolumn dedicated to opinions of lie mtuc. A mouthpiece for the dews and observations of our tfends and readers, for which we iceept no responsibility. ContrlbuJone to this column must not exceed three hundred words. APPRECIATION Editor, State Port Pilot: Dear Sir: The Southport Civic Club just one year old today. Durj that period it has passed rough many difficulties, and at e 3ametime it has received jch encouragement from peoi who are reauy interested in utnpori. anu ils iuiuic, 10 have the discerning powers at enables them to recognize e fact that the Civic Club can ly an important part in the mmunity. The Pilot has been an extremehelpful organ in the work of 8 club. Through its columns we ve been able to keep both the TT? ! mrwrrmnm L CH Sh IN that J The ST. Help IV 1 LOOK FOR A The S Shop Through T Tr*irir?Tnr > mraUKKKKKKJCIIKJUt: V-'EPNEc )me Good Advio Tmmi 25 1 Ijjllll rrRro J i 1^ l/| fmm / i1?. ,. members and the public pretty ta well advised regarding things fii that the club was trying to do. nc Of course, there has been many m matters in which publicity was sp not advisable for various reasons. I ti< In other matters it has been ex-1 tremely helpful, and we thank Qf you for the fact that your paper has always been right there with 1-0 free space for interesting or help- dL ful matter. sn Southport, December 1, 1937. gj, W. B. Keziah, Executive Secre- a. tary, Southport Civic Club. wi ba Waterfoul Now "j May Be Hunted 5 Open Season For Duck. ?n ? ? . FIne Geese, Coot And Jack- va snipe Began Thanksgiv- ge (ing Day And Will Last Through Christmas ph Hunters whose chief interest sh is in trying for duck, geese, coot er: and jacksnipe had the fetters in WWWWW )0 YOUR RISTM lOPPIh STORE U)VER' -INATE PORT lake Your 1 own Grow DVERTISED BARGA1 'tate Port ^he Ads And Save Mone i s ? p.- v rrrEMFrr, 1 I B I * j I ken from their itching tng?l igers Thanksgiving, and fn;l iw through Christmas day iiql ay engage in their favor* ort with the following res!?M mis; t This year, under departnyfl conservation and dCTCtofwfl les, daily bag limits will he ick, five geese, fifteen j& ipe and 25 coot. Hunters are prohibited frcq ooting water fowl before' m. and after 4 p. m: huntq iter fowl or doves on or ore lited areas: using live decoji id airplanes, boats or oil; aating devices tc drive, rally i ase game; and using shotgtrs rger than 10-gauge or repeats more than three-shell capacity There will be no open seise : wood duck, ruddy duck, bufflead duck, redhead duck, orss-back duck, brant, real ese, swan and snow geese. First use of wireless telepv ly to report a major steacip disaster was when the Es s Republic and Florida colliM 1909. i MAIWA ! ' : ! * AS ! 1G j :s | nsE | i PILOT Home NS IN THE Pilot | :y And T iroe! www *************

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