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The State port pilot. (Southport, N.C.) 1928-current, September 07, 1938, Image 1

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I^H _ --llost Of The News X All I he Time 'w|jm? ten no. : Jbstmaster1 Named Pi I 7th Dif " eicntatives From The H, Congressional District U^m The North Carolina . ^(masters Association Mgressman WAS principal SPEAKER 9 ! Postmaster To I.J The Group; Mrs. jv j. Builer, Acme ^Bostinistress, Is SecM ..five postmasters from :n the seventh congresj^H; district held their annual, Sg Monday at Caswell i^Kt. and elected Postmaster L. of Southport, presi ' 0f the group organization ensuing year. lidition to the postmasters there were twenty-five B-e the business meeting in ^H^viilion at the beach Con- I Hna.n J. Bayard Clark, of Sfevville. was the principal ^^Ker. He told the postmasters has coine in the Unit ^tcs \*ncn "common sense is needed, and call ; tie of the road policy tic nation. M her speaker on the pro Paul Younts, postm?r at Charlotte and director national association. ^Briers of the Auxiliary of ^Bjrunswick County Post No. I American Legion, served a seafood dinner which ^Histcl chiefly of seafood. Kittle Bits 01 Big News Kti Events Of Stat? ^Bmcn and World-Wide interest During Past Week I The nation's holiday death U mounted to 363 Monday i ^hht as millions jammed high- | Bits, trains and air lines. HBdto.iv,- | bound. Auto acci- [ H claimed 268 lives and thousands. During the H 7 Labor Day week-end vio eaths numbered 391 with HjKc accidents claiming 274. ^Bw?ts from IS states and the j ^ s,Jlct of Columbia showed deaths from drowning, 16 - nine homicides and miscellaneous fatalities, foifornia led the list with 38 -ths which includ-j 20 in auto mishap and H^j-t suicides. New York came ! J*1: with if) auto fatalities If SI deaths. * rp-~' and 28 injured, dy. was the toll ly in a midnight j i super-transport J us and a light n Charlotte and | e crowded bus. New Orleans to ] id the car crashCatawba river r before midnight | a murky, drizzlnd the big bus n a 25-foot emhe dead, all of re the occupants n, which was a ecognizable mass Some of the 37 ?rs were able to f the overturned aid others to get am R. Meeks, 55, ne Sunday from a naping ordeal, and 1 later they had pot where the woight but unharmed, was held for om, which was not Highway Patrol Raymond Cato ane Sunday his offiund a barren hillmiles northeast of a which they disarks of blankets, itubs, crumpled ind other evidence it. A trail-like road it 25 yards from the is three miles from ay on which Mrs. found walking this I on page four) THI *3 4-PAG Haskell esident Of >trict Groupc C' IfljgasaBgll! ; p . , : I * I jn 1 HL||^' | v v'?^NSi^Sfc tfSSILwo a 1 Wm j -:0 1 HH^' 8 fl c I' ^85!?*^ H v yiAi',^ g ... " V ;. tl u Hi BH J BU S] ii L. T. YA3KFLL ' c College Girls a_J D? i ': AHU uuys Leave ~ Number Of Girls And Boys < Already Have Left For ] College, While Others Will Leavs For School This Week The fall exodus of boys and C girls for their respective colleges is underway and several students already have 'eft SoutViport. Already at Louisburg College are David Watson, Eddie Jelks _ and Lawrence Willing, of Southport, Norwood Brooks, of Seaside, and Elwood Mintz, of Shallotte. f Robert McKeithan, Jr., has returned to Edwards Memorial Institute, Salemburg. Malcom Frink left Sunday morning to enroll as a student at Oak Ridge. Miss Clyde Fields Swain is going to business school in Phila- j delphia, where she is making her t home with her sister, Mrs. Frank t Fowler. j. Mrs. J. W. Jelks has returned b to Mars Hill College, where she c is assistant dean of women. With her is her neice, Miss Anna Katharine Garrett, who has en- j. rolled as a student. a Miss Thelma Johnson has com-11 menced nurses training at James L Walker Memorial Hospital, Wil- p mington. ! a |V ^ ' -O ^ ,. T nrkb J. uungMt-i i 1/ vj /v . Many Honors I. Among' the scores of fishing parties making interesting catches during the past week the Beard boys, father and sons, of Salisbury, deserves special men- . tion. Fishing from the boat of * party, consisting of Bryce P. Beard, Sr., Patterson and John Beard and Bryce P Beard, Jr., took 84 fine trout, blues, angel fish and sheep head. The interesting point is that John Beard, 11, youngest of the 11 party, caught an even 40 of the JI 80 fish. They seemed to single f out his bait as being the favorite a and he had a great time hauling n them in while his father and v brothers looked on a bit envious- c ly. Irridently, Mr. Beard, Sr., is n the former State Commander of a the American Legion. This was t' his third fishing trip to South- o I port this year. s Home Agent Has ? Narrow Escape a Mrs. Marion S. Dosher, Bruns- wick county home demonstration i agent, and her sister, Mrs. Rac- I hel Holmes, has a narrow escape | from possible serious injury Tuesday afternoon when the automobile in which they were traveling to Wilmington ran off the highway just the other side of the Bell Swamp interesection and overturned. Neither Mrs. Dosher nor Mrs. Holmes sustained ahy serious injury, although both suffered minor bruises and scratches. However, they were unable to free themselves from their overturned machine until J. R. Hood and family came along and rendered assistance. JOINS HUSBAND Mrs. W. R. McAuley has left for Atkiifeon to join her husband, who is foreman of one of the asphalt pouring crews of the | 'state highway commission. Theyj I plan to keep house in an auto j i trailer. i - ? ?. ...laaar? 7. V 77? | : st; A Good ES TODAY Soutl Recorder's Court In Busy Session lases Covering Variety Of Offenses Were Disposed Of Here Before Judge John B. Ward Last Wednesday A busy session of Brunswick ounty Recorder's court was disused of here last Wednesday beDre Judge John B. Ward. Dorsey Cox, white, was found ot guilty of making an assault rith a deadly weapon. Holly Frink, colored, was conicted on charges of making an ssault with a deadly weapon nd was given thirty days on the oads, this sentence being supended upon payment of the osts. Beaman Joyner and Archie /illiams, colored, were found uilty on charges of affray and heir sentences of 30 days each n the roads were suspended pon payment of the costs in the ase. Hudson Hewett, white, was aarged with setting wood fires. . udgment in his case was su- , pended pending an investigation ? lto his sanity. The case against Henry Hill, olored, charging larceny was dislissed without costs to the 1 ounty. 1 Henry Woodard, white, was t pund guilty of making an as- < ault with a deadly weapon. His < (Continued on page 4* j ] Freeland Farm< Wrong Tyj < * roup Of Farmers Living i In Kingtown Community Of Brunswick County Apparently Have Grown Crop Of Burley EED MIX-UP IS CAUSE OF TROUBLE 'armers Claim They Planted Seed Secured From Reliable Seed House, But That They Were Sold The Wrong Type In the Kingtown community of irunswick county a serious situaion confronts a large group of obacco farmers who apparently lave raised a crop of Burley toiacco instead of the usual flueured type. More than a dozen farmers ilanted a total of 46-acres of to- | lacco with plants raised from i i reliable seed house. Not until heir crop was well underway did hey notice anything peculiar resent, there were twenty-five ibout their tobacco. When the < reed failed to attain its usual (Continued on Page four) Inspecting boat In Cuban Port i Captain John D. Ericksen And R. F. Plaxco Have j Gone To Cuba With The \ Idea Of Purchasing Men- ] haden Vessel Mayor John D. Eriksen and R. , i\ Plaxco left Monday for Miami, la. From there they will sail or Havana, Cuba, to inspect, with . view to the purchase, a large nenhaden boat, for the Bruns- ] /ick Navagation Company. The ,< raft is located at Puerto Pedro, lear Havana. It is said to have ' . cargo capacity of nearly double! i hat of any the several boaU i perating at Southport. i Should the vessel be found atisfactory and a trade be made j t is possible that a crew may be < ecured there at Puerto Pedro 1 nd the ship sailed home by 1 fayor Eriksen. \ Debunking Art Resident: In a well-known North j Carolina weekly magazine there appeared last week an article entitled "Debunking The Gulf Stream," in which the author, Frank Montgomery, Jr., ridiculed the idea that North Carolina climate is affected by the gentle breezes that blow from the gulf and derided claims of sports fishermen who have been taking numerous tropical fish off the Carolina coast. The article caused considerable discussion locally, for in it the writer located the Gulf Stream approximately 100 miles off-shore from Southport. Under the indigant leader* HE News paper Ir lport, N. C., Wednesd; Ete CONCERT?The Chori a program of music Friday vited to hear the program boys already are well know on a campaign trip. hwite Parents To Exercises Parents, patrons and friends of ;he Southport school are invited :o attend the opening exercises it Southport high school Thurslay morning at 10 o'clock, ac:ording to Principal W. R. Lingle. 2rs Plant pe Of Tobacco Tiny Baby Girl At Local Hospital A premature, three-iM>und baby girl that was born at the Brunswick County Hospital last Friday to Mr an.d Mrs. B. H. Hewett, of Supply. The child is a five-months bahy, and little hope was held for her life at the time of her birth. Tender nursing and expert medical direction, however, have collaborated in keeping the little miss alive, and hospital attaches now hold definite hope for her normal development. Barely have children as much as four months premature been saved. Superior Court Now In Session fudge E. H. Cranmer Is Presiding Over Septem-1 ber Term For Trial Of Civil Actions This Week The September term of Bruns- j wick county Superior court for I the trial of civil cases is in ses- j rion here this week, with Judge E. H. Cranmer presiding. In the matter of Hill vs Willetts the jury decided Monday that the plaintiff was entitled to recover the sum of $202.30 from (Continued on page 4) Child Suffers 15-Stitch Cut Floyd Kirby, Jr., young son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Kirby, of Supply, suffered a severe cut fust, above his left eye last rhursday afternoon when he stumbled and struck his head igainst a sill in a new building icross from his father's store. With blood streaming from the *ash, the little fellow was rush;d to Wilmington by Mr. and Mrs. Kirby where it was necessary to ;ake 15 stiches to close the vound. , icle Irks s Of Southport ship of W. B. Ke'ziah, Southport's tireless press agent, investigation of the official records was made with the result that it is now established that the inner limit of the stream runs less than forty miles from Southport. It also was determined that the stream varies in its location, and that at times the inner wall lies this side of the Frying Pan lightship. Keziah has been seeking to debunk the debunker, and the sheaf of official letters and telegrams received by him this week probably will be used to unhold the claim of close proximity to the Gulf Stream, j P0R1 i A Good Com ay, September 7th . To Present Progi ^ *** < & ' > T * il Club of Kennedy Home, 1 evening at 8:00 o'clock in tl by this group of 43 young j n to South port people, for tl I Jobless Checks Show Decline In North Carolina Revived Industry And Payment Limits J^iven As Reasons For Decline in Checks For Jobless DROP INDICATION OF CHANGING CONDITIONS This Drop In Payments Indicate Many Workers Have Drawn All The Payments Due Them For The Year Raleigh.?Checks for unemployed and partially unemployed workers in North Carolina, which average 6,000 to 8,000 and amounted to $50,000 to $60,000 a day during the heavier paying period, have now dropped to an average of 3,500 to 4,000 a day for $25,000 to $30,000 a day, records of the State Unemployment Compensation Commission reveal. This drop in payments, according to Chairman Charles G. Powell, indicate two conditions: one, that many of the unemployed workers have drawn all the benefits due them, based on their earnings since January 1, 1937, or for the full limit of 16 weeks, and, two, that industry has been picking up some during the past weeks. Through August 31, during seven full months of payment"-, plus three days the latter part of January, the Commission had paid out in benefits $6,591,314.93, embraced in 881,550 checks, to probably slightly more than 200,000 claimants. On January 28, day before the first check was issued, the reserve fund had reached $10,024,044.40 and additional collections i-.ii A: _? r.r.sf inf orocf nn or COniriDUUUlia aitu invwvw? balance with the U. S. Treasury since then went to $15, 794, 706.63 on August 31. /This, less the benefit payments made, leaves a balance of $9,203,391.70 in the fund which can be used for benefit payments only. The reserve has thus been reduced by $820,652.70 during the seven months of heavy payments. Closes Meeting At Mill Creek The revival meeting that has been in progress for the past two weeks at the Mill Creek Baptist church came to a close Sunday afternoon with a baptismal service in which 12 persons were baptised by the pastor, the He v. A. L. Brown. Two other additions were received to the church during the revival meeting. Drum Biting Good On Bald Head Beach George B. Canady, secretarytreasurer, and other members of the New Hanover Fishing Club, had fine luck with the drum on the beach at Bald Head island Sunday morning, while fishing with Captain Leland Day. They brought in 11 big red drum at noon, after a late start in the morning. The early return was in order to permit a scheduled trip out for blues and mackerel, which also turned out well. ; Captain Day says that the drum were biting hungrily and that a large number of the big fellows were lost, after being hooked, some of the fishermen not being used to them. In fact, says Capj tain Day, one member of the | party caught six of the eleven | which were taken. . _ r piL munity , 1938 P^BLISHI ram At Southport % ri As ^ r ' ^ 3aptist orphanage for eastern > le Southport Baptist Church. ' >eople. In the club are 32 girls ley were here with the scout ti Schools Of Com Tomorrow ? T August 12th Was Warmest Date 1 ?? I Tlic mercury soared to 93 g degrees on August 13 to qualify as the hottest day during the month of August, ac- |g cording to figures released from the local weather bureau. On August 31, and again ton days later, the thermometer managed to get down to the 66-degrce mark to set c the month's record for cool ' weather. r During the 81-day period tl there were 38 clear days and ' 8 partly cloudy days. There were thunder storms on August 17, 18 and 37. a . a Resident Ends > Life Thursday? """"""""""""" * | J. W. Johnson Commits Sui- g cide At His Home Here rr When He Fires Pistol d Bullet Into His Brain o si J. W. Johnson, 56-year-old resident of Southport, committed | ^ suicide at his home here Thurs- 11 a day morning when he pressed a | Sj revolver to his head and fired a I bullet into his brain. The deceased had been des-1 * ' pondent over failing health, and ' tviio was believed to have been | the reason for his rash deed. He had made previous threats of self-destruction. C Surviving are his widow, Mrs. | Lizzie H. Johnson, and the following children: James, Annie, Archie, Wesley, Robert Lee, Emma, Addie, Charlie and John Henry. ci The funeral services were con- s; ducted from the Mill Creek Bap- o I tist church by the Rev. A. L. Brown Friday afternoon and in- s' terment was made in the church ci cemetery. ti BUILDING HOME tl A new five-room bungalow n being constructed across the road si from the G. W. Kirby store rft li ; Supply will be occupied by Wilj lie Mills, popular employee at the li | Kirby establishment. ti Gulf Stream Fis Welcome< The men on the Frying Pan lightship, anchored in the Gulf Stream 35 miles out from the Cape Fear lighthouse, are perhaps the strongest well wishers for the development of the Gulf Stream fishing off Southport. Monday the E. M. Lewis of Captain Hulan Watts had a party of sportsmen on the gulf stream. As usual they contacted the slip and was given a bundle of letters for mailing. Among the letters was one from Captain Karl Torstensen to the Civic Club. It is appended in full: Lightship Number 115 Frying Pan Shoals September 5, 1938 Southport Civic Club Seuthport, N. C. "Gentlemen: "Please permit me, in behalf of the officers and members of the crew of this ship, to express our deep gratitude for your greatly appreciated OT p ?D EVERY WEDNESDAY |i ^ MI arj hel tisi forth Carolina, will present R. The public is cordially in- Ra and 11 boys. Some of the Un roop earlier in the summer 1 or _ Wc fity Open ?'< For Fall Term the eachers Already Are On the Hand for Teacher* Meet- in? ings That Are Being Held Today At Local School. ? AFETY MEETING ?h, HELD ON TUESDAY Pr, .vcrything Is In Readiness Ba For School Opening And Sh Successful Season Is sio In Fiospect ice the The schools of Brunswick "W ounty will open tomorrow for of he fall season and several hund- ' ed children must leave behind th< he joys of another summer vaca- R" ion to return to their studies. This morning at Southport a toi uacher meeting is in progress, a^ nd this afternoon there will be by final conference between the 1 rincipals and his faculty mem- ?s ers. ch Tuesday morning there was a 801 rincipals' meeting held in the ffice of Miss Annie May Woodide, county superintendent of a(J chools and in the afternoon at hallotte there was a safety Rleeting during which the bus thl rivers were instructed in rules in f safety by a member of the P" tatc highway patrol. '? Several important changes have een made in the physicial equiplent of the schools in the county ^ui nd a successful season is in pro- taI . brc pect for the lyas-oit ierm. r the l I bu: .ommi -sioners In ? Regular Session j inly Matters Of Routine 10 Business Came Up Before mj Board Of County Com- So missioncrs Here Monday < mi Members of the board of county :nj ommissioners met Monday and pent most of the day disposing Ms f matters of routine importance. po, Harley Gore was appointed to 3 srve as rabies inspector for Wacjmaw township. Rj Notice was given Charlie Hat- j_ ;m, of Navassa, to appear before m, le board next Monday, when ge lembers will be in special sesion. and show cause why his gjcense should not be revoked. en Disposing of road petitions and SU| ind suits took up most of the mi ime of the board. ? hermen J By Lightship , kindness. We found your gifts very acceptable, the * reading matter was interesting and the cigars were of excellent quality. "I believe it Is safe to- * state that this is the most isolated station on the Atlantic Coast. You can never really appreciate such acts of kindness as yours and those of the boats that now visit us, until you have been isolated on a ship like this one. "The boats that have been coming out from Southport seem to be having fair success in this vicinity. The barracuda, from the ship, appear very plentiful from the middle of April until the middle of October. They seem to be much more plentiful after two or three days of calm weather. "Two members of the crew spreared over 30 barracuda during the month of August. ' The largest one weighed 1 (Continued on page 4) m Phe Pilot Covers runswick County $1.50 PER YEAR MM.U. Meeting Held Friday At Pisgah Church rge Number Of Baptist Women Find Inspiration In Address Given by Mrs. Edna R. Harris, State Secretary iET NEXT YEAR WITH SOUTHPORT nnie Heck Memorial Was 'iscussed At Length By Members And Other Organization Business Settled rhe Baptist Woman's Missionr Union's Annual meeting was d Friday at Mt. Pisqah Bap: church at Supply. The outnding speaker was Mrs. Edna Harris, secretary of the State ptist W o m a n's Missionary ion, of Raleigh. This year marks the fifthieth, Jubilee, year of the Baptist iman's work anxiliary to the H ithern Baptist Convention, ifrs. Harris' address was "Our jilee Goals." She reviewed very erestingly the work done by ij w If and its growth during se past fifty years stressing ! things which are planned for fl i future. Among the outstand; goals is $50,000 to be raised 1 used as a memorial to the 1 oved first state President, sss Fannie, E. S. Heck, born 1 reared in Raleigh, where she 3 0 died in 1915. She was at s same time both N. C. State esident and also president of jfl W. M. U. of the Southern ptist Convention at her death, e was author of the first Misn Study Book," In Royal Serv" and others. She also wrote : W. M. U. Hymn Known as JlJ toman's Hymn" sung to tune "Come Thou Almighty King." ' rhe meeting was opened with 1 associational President, Miss ith Ludlum, presiding. Mrs. B. P.. Page gave the his y of the "Woman's Hymn." ;er which it was feelingly sung the congrcgatioh. Reports from the officers were follows: "Stewardship" t by airman Mrs. J. E. Gilbert: per,ial service, by chairman, M''S. , E. Lewis: Mission Study by airman, Mrs. B. R. Page; The dress by Mrs. Harris. a An Inspirational address by B. Page brought the meeting to : dinner hour where the table the beautiful Oak Grove suped every need in good things eat. )i rhe afternoon was largely ten up by conferences and siness, with the exception of a k by Mrs. M. S. Mintz which iught before the members ! aim of $50,000 to help reild the W. M. U. Training hool at Louisivile, Ky. "ommittee report were made m jfl i accepted as follows:? rime and Place: First Thursday in September, 39, at Southport Baptist church. Resolutions were read by Chair' ? {fl mi mi a. iiiuiuj/avii uthport. Dbituary remit found three mbers having passed on durr the past year: Mrs. Mary C. ard. Mrs. Collie Robbins, Mrs. ^ jS iry Swain nominating >'om. rsrted and accepted: Supt. Mrs. R. Page, assistant Supt, Mis. ilvin Lewis, Mission Study, Miss ith Ludlum, Stewardship, Mrs. E. Gilbert, Personal 3ervice, s. Thompson McCracken, cty, Mrs. E. W. Lewis. A rising vote of thanks was /en Mrs. Harris for her oresce with and for her helpful Ingestions. A closing prayer disssed the group. r* ride Table Following is the tide table or Southport during the next reek. These hours are approJmatcly correct and were tarilshed The State Port Pilot hrough the courtesy of the }ape Fear Pilot's Association, ligh Tide Low Tie? TIDE TABLE Thursday, September 8 6:19 a. m. 12:19 ft. m. 6:16 p. m. 12:29 p. m. Friday, September 9 6:59 a. m. 12:58 a. m. 7:23 p. m. 1:11 p. ns. Saturday, September 10 7:37 a. m. 1:36 a. m. 7:58 p. m. 1:52 p. m. Sunday, September 11 8:16 a. m. 2:15 ft. Ok 8:85 p. m. 2:84 p. m. Monday, September 12 8:55 a. m. 2:54 a. m. 9:18 p. m. 3:16 p. nk. Tuesday, September IS 9:39 a. m. 3:34 a. m. 9:57 p. m. 4:08 p. m. Wednesday, September 14 10:28 a. m. 4:19 a. m. L0:47 p. m. 4:54 p. V. 'grtm\ , n -r*rT

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