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THE STATE PORT PILOT *
Southport, N. C. I
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY o
JAMES M. HARPER, JR., Editor
Entered u second-class matter April 20, 1928, at
Uie Post Office at Southport, N. C., under
the act of March 3, 1879. | 3
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ONE TEAR 11.50
SIX MONTHS 1.00 1
THREE MONTHS .76
Wednesday, September 7, 1938
The minds of some people seem to 8
flourish in dirt. c
There are a lot of people who believe
that everyone who disagrees with them is
The narrator usually manages to make a
himself the hero of his story, whether he f;
played a leading role or not. e
Some folks go around expecting to be it
disappointed in everything they try, n
We know of nothing that can compare | si
with the singing of a mosquito when it;u
comes to creating sleepless misery. | _
About The Gulf Stream c
We like The State Magazine and we y
are an admirer of Carl Goerch, the edi- ^
tor and publisher. The magazine has been
tireless in its efforts to boost every phase j fl
of development in North Carolina, and t'
the editor has been one of the most en- -j'
thuiiastic supporters of the efforts of the 1
State Board of Conservation and Develop- a
ment to spread far and wide the,.story of w
our state. ^
Just why Mr. Georch decided to use!
"Debunking The Gulf Stream," an article
by Frank A. Montgomery, Jr., as his lead t(
story last week is beyond us. The author
apparently was attempting to discredit * '
the ever growing publicity pertaining to P
big game fishing trips off the coast and T
to refute claims of eastern North Caro- 0
lina residents that our climate is made
mild by the breeze that blows from the /
Gulf Stream as it flows from ten to fifty
miles off our shore.
In our opinion the Gulf Stream doesn't h
need debunking. During the past month tl
an average of three parties each week t?
have embarked from Southport in quest n;
I of big game fish. After traveling from
thirty to forty miles off-shore to the vici- &
nity of Frying Pan lightship, these par- P
ties usually located dolphin, amberjack ?
and baracuda and numerous specimens tl
have been caught. And the encyclopedia h
says these are tropical fish.
Now the men who make these trips say h
. that they find the fish in the Gulf Stream, n
They say that they can tell the moment si
they enter the current of the ocean river, st
and they declare that distinctive signs of 01
the sti-eam are unmistakable. But don't
take the word of these men, whose busi- R
ness it is to be right about their study of a:
the sea. J. H. Hawley, acting director U. o:
S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, wires that e;
the "Approximate mean position of Gulf 111
Stream inner limits thirty-five miles *3
southeast Cape Fear light. Axis seventyfive
miles. Position shifts some." R
So. you see, as far as the fish, the b<
fishermen and the U. S. Coast and Geo- rc
detic Survey are concerned the Gulf ei
Stream does flow within easy reach of
South port. V
The district superintendent of light- it
houses writes that the inner limits of the n"
Galf Stream often are inshore from the P
Frying Pan lightship, which is anchored A
approximately thirty-five miles from land, a
That being true, we'd suggest that Mr.
Montgomery be detailed to the lightship }
for one of her uninterrupted thirty-day
vigils during which time he doubtless
would have indelibly impressed upon his tl
mind the location of the Gulf Stream. We ci
also have a sneaking suspicion that your tl
erstwhile debunker would come ashore
with the newfound philosophy of boosting r;
his state and her natural advantages. ti
It's A Sad Pity 4
One of the saddest commentaries on
the foresight of our North Carolina and a
Brunswick county leaders, as well as our
people of Southport is that our principal
swamps and rivers are still as poorly b
drained and just as much breeding places tl
for mosquitoes as they were a quarter of r
u ceuntry ago. s;
When the people of the town and si
county had the opportunity to have Fiddl- 1<
k i ' . ...
~ THE S
rs Drain drained with little cost to people
locally, they should have seized this
hance to rid the county of this menace
f mosquitoes and malaria.
Now we fear the day has passed when
his work may be done, and the dreaded,
nergy-sapping Malaria continues to take
i tremendous toll among people of the
What About Control?
Congressman Clark had no axe to grind
rhen he spoke Friday night at Whiteville
lefore a throng of farmers gathered to
rotest against the "injustices" of the
rop control act.
As a man who has seen the farm probgm
from every angle, who has been conerned
with the farmer's welfare for
ver 30 years, who has seen agrarian prorams
come and go like the tide, he is
ertainly in a position to pass judgment
n the present control act.
Clark did not close his ears to the cries
f favoritism and injustices. He recognizd
them as unfortunate but inevitable in
plan so hurriedly thrown together, so
ar reaching in its scope, opinion is dividd
in Brunswick county on the farpa proram.
But whether you are for or against
Dip following statement that Congress
lan Clark made should make an impresion.
He said: "Unless we have control I
ee nothing to keep tobacco from becom1
g cheap as stable manure."
Clark warned farmers that Georgia and
'lorida had thousands of acres of land
lat were itching to be planted in tobaco.
North Carolina was allotted 70 per
ent of the flue-cured crop this year.
Without control, Clark said, this would
ecline to 30 or 40 per cent in a year.
The State Port Pilot is not trying to inuence
its readers in either direction. If
le control plan is obnoxious to 'he ma>rity
of farmers, if they are sick and
efuddled from its red tape, delays and
lleged favoritism, then vote against it
hen the opportunity arises before next
lanting season. But if they wish to keep
le tobacco supremacy in North Carolina,
) be assured of a fair price for their crop
) prevent a recurrence of 1931 when toacco
dropped to 8 cents a pound, then
ren the growers should lend their suport
to a continuance of the program,
here are many things to be considered
n both sides.
The rubber stamp style of statesman
as no place in our American system. If
le great American public were to counmance
such a trend for very long, it
light eventually lead to a dictatorship.
President Roosevelt has been the great5t
friend which the general run of peole
have had to occupy the White House
1 many, many years, and we are certain
lat he was sincere in his statement that
e has no desires to be a dictator.
Such a desire could not have prompted
is stumping the country against foes of
(any of the New Deal policies, but at the
ime time, the people of the various
ates do not like any too well the idea of
America has long been a land of what
epublicans call "rugged individualism"
nd what Democrats call the principles
f freedom and liberty as embodied in the
arliest precepts of their party. It will
ot, therefore, tolerate the rubber stamp
rpe of politician in Congress.
Hitler in Germany has a rubber stamp
eich?which embodies the apex of ruber
stanmitis?the laro-est bodv of "vps.
? - - O ~*r " Jf
ten" which were ever assembled togethr.
In America, iye don't want yes-men.
7e rather like an occasional no, even if
means the destruction of some of our
lost coveted legislation. Even more imortant
than any given legislation in
.merica is our ability to say yes or no
s we please, and when we please.
Vho's A Hick?
This changing age is rapidly putting
le erstwhile "country hick" in the same
atagory with the vanishing Indian. Soon
ley will be entirely extinct.
What with the advent of automobiles,
adios, telephones and the wide distribuion
of newspapers in all sections of
imerican territory, the divergence beiveen
town and country inhabitants has
The day will come when (if it has not
Iready arrived) when the people of the
ountry and the people of the city will
e alike in practically all ways. Today
ley listen to the same radio programs,
ead virtually the same news, hum the
ame tunes, see the same motion pictures,
;udy the same Sunday School lesson, fol>w
the same fashions.
TATE PORT PILOT. SOUTl
L. D. Nuchols, of Charlotte and
Cleveland, Ohio, is very much impressed
by the barracuda being
found off Southport in such numbers.
Mr. Nuchols is a frequent
visitor to Southport ab.oad his
35 mile per hour sport fishing
boat, Diehard, which he bases at
Wilmington. He was out one day
last week and again Monday, this
time with a party of guest
sportsmen from Atlanta, Ga. Mr.
Nuchols is southern sales manager
for the Austin Powder Company,
of Cleveland. In reference
to the barracuda, he said: "Pound
for pound, they are the gamest
fightingest fish that swim the
sea. It does not surprise me that
so many sportsmen are having
their tackle all broken up in encounters
with these fellows. And,
it will not surprise me if Southport
people wake up some day
to find that the barracuda out on
Frying Pan are very important.
I They are not found anywhere
I else on the coast, so far as I
know. They are very numerous
and of large size out on Frying
Pan. They are going to attract
a great many sportsmen to
BUGS IS INTERESTED
Bugs Barringer, photographer
and columlst extraordionary
with the CharI
lotte Observer, is getting
j himself all interested over a
proposed trip to Southport
this month. Bugs to get some
real action pictures of fishing,
he aims to shoot himself
a marsh hen and, perhaps,
some doves. In a letter
to this columnist he wanted
to know all about game conditions
and this querry of his
was passed on to Norwood
Brooks of Seaside. Norwood
promptly avered that there
was just lots and lots of
quail, plenty of turkey and
deer. And he thinks that
Brunswick folks and guests
are in for fine hunting this
year. Among other things
that Bugs proposes to do
while down here is to climb
a certain tall cypress to get
a picture of an eagles nest
in an adjoining tree Since he
is six feet tall and weighes
220 pounds, it may be necessary
to hoist him up to the
vantage point with a block
and tackle. Anyway, he will
get the chance of making his
PLENTY OF BOOKINGS
A local boat opc.ator who is
now making a specialty of carrying
parties to the Gulf Stream
and is making a good job of it,
stated one night this week that
he had charters for his boat for
thirty days in advance. The
sportsmen from far and near are
using the mails, telegraph or
telephone. With the bookings already
made it certainly looks as
if Southport will attract attention
this year by its Gulf Stream
AMBER JACK, HUH!
Last week a newspaper in
the more eastern part of the
state ran a picture showing
some ten little albacore. The
astonishing thing auout it was
that the said paper called the
fish amber jacks and said
that specimems were often
caught weighing as much as
ten pounds. A lot of a.nber
jack are caught at Southport
and they weigh from 20 to 40
pounds. Bigger ones than
hrAUlf QYJ7Q \T TVlO urnnftf
V.H AtiV WWiOt
greenhorn in the art of fishing
could have looked at that
picture last week and told
you that the fish shown were
albacore and not amber
jacks. Incidently, a party of
Wilmington sportsmen, fishing
out from here one day
last week .caught about 15
lafge albacore and did not
think enough of them to
carry them away from the
water front after their boat
landed. The albacore is alright
for pre'tiness but we
do not like to see them called
amber jacks. The amber
jack is really a beautiful fish
in shape, color and size.
Channel bass fishing with pole
and cork line got a wonderful
start at Southport last year, despite
the fact that the start was
made so late in season. Very
little such fishing was done until
late in November. Sep'ember and
October would really have been
the ideal months. This year the
devotes are already starting out
and are making beautiful catches.
It is pretty safe to say that
the pole and cork line workers
will soon be a '.ractir.y t lot of
attention. This .3 the ,.ort that
Congressman Clark dubbed "Negro
Fishing" last year. Incidently
the Congressman himself prefers
it to any other method of
"Do you remember when
mothers used to hide the stepladder
in order to ep the children
out of the Jan.V
"Yes. And now they have to
hide the car keys."
SPORT, N. C.
Winnabow, Sept. 6.?Mrs. 3. O.
Craven spent last Saturday in
Georgetown, S. C., and Mr.
Craven returned home with her
for the week-end.
Miss Ida Mae Mintz, of Ashe,
is visiting at the home of J. C.
Mrs. G. L. Skipper left Tuesday
to visit Mrs. J. 8- Potter in
Rev. and Mrs. D. D. Lewis and
children returned to their home
in Westminister, S. C., after a
pleasant visit with W. D. Lewis
Miss Louise Gordon and Mr.
Bowden, of Wilmington, were
visitors here Wednesday.
Mrs. B. F. Plaxco, nephew, and
two children, of Southport, were
callers here Thursday enroute to
; Richmond, Va., to visit her parI
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Miller,
j Mr. and Mrs. Leon Overlwel
and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bat
terson, of St. Petersburg, Fla.,
r .-turned to their homes Sunday
after a very pleasant visit with
Mrs. Overluel's mother, Mrs. Mary
Madames E. G. Goodman and
E. C. Woodbury and Carl Frozelle
spent Saturday night in
Fayetteville with Usher Sanders
and family and went on to Durham
Sunday morning where Dr.
E. G. Goodman, who has been
taking special medicial work at
Duke, joined them and they returned
by way of Raleigh, Sunday
J. C. Stallings, of Maysville,
was a visitor here Monday.
G. E. Fisher, two daughters and
two sons and Colin Shaw, of
Ivonhoe, were visitors iwth Mr. !
and Mrs. J. L. Henry Saturday T
evening on their return home j
from winning a ball game over
I Seaside, Sept. 6.?Jack McEac- j:
hem, of Wilmington, spent a few i,
days this week with his aunts j i
Norwood Brooks left Sunday i
evening for Louisburg College
where he will study this year. (
Guests here during the week- i
end wer: Mr. and Mrs. Emerson ]
M. Thompson, of Burgaw; Miss (
Sara Bradshaw, Wilmington; Dr.
and Mrs. L. C. Fergus, South- ]
J. Tiller, of Florida, is here to
spend a few weeks. v i
G. E. Brooks was a business ]
visitor in Lumberton Tuesday. 1
County Home Notes j
Alec Williams came by Wednes- (
day afternoon of the past week, '
taking B. C. Williams, Mrs. ;
James Hewett and Miss Fairlee
Lewis for a trip to Wilmington.
Mr. Williams and his brothers
also made a trip to Supply and
Shallotte on Saturday.
Due to an ov .'sight, no previous
mention has been made of '
J. W. Collins, of the Funston sec- 1
tion, coming to the. home as a
resident about two weeks ago.
Visitors to see Mr. Collins on
Sunday were: Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Beck and son, Roy, and I. ,
D. Harrelson. Oliver Lewis and '
Tommy Beck stopped by to see
Mr. Collins Monday morning.
Miss E. S&tterifeld held services
at the home Sunday after
noon. She was accompanied and ,
assisted by Miss Helen Johnso;, j
of Philadelphia, Pa., and Paul i
Merritts, Decie and Dalton Sel- )
lers. Visitors at the Service were: )
Misses Carrie Hewett, Forence >
Swain, Althea and Doris Price. )
Mr. and Mrs. Rifton Sellers and )
children and John Hewett and )
members of his family were visi- H
tors at the home Sunday after- >
Shallotte News '
snallotte, Sept. 6.?Miss Mae j
Frink and Miss Sarah Bradshaw, j
of Wiltr1'tton, spent the week- )
end with Dr. and Mrs. E. D. Bis- )
Dr. and Mrs. M. M. Rosenbaum j
were afternoon visitors in Wilm- j
ington Wednesday. j
Mrs. E. G. Russ has returned
home after attending summer j
school at E. C. T. C., Greenville.
Mrs. D. T. Long, formally,
Mrs. Minnie Hinson, of Riverside, j
was in Wilmington Thursday on j
special business. j
J. A. and Herbert Russ have i
opened their new beef market in
front of the Coast Road Service
Everybody is looking forward
to the opening of school Thursday,
September ,8 Teachers are
scheduled to arrive the first part
of this week to attend a teachers
meeting at Southpcrt Wednesday.
Mrs. Lennon Swain, Ennis and
Aradella Long visited relatives in
Lake Waccamaw Tuesday.
Mrs. Lillian Oliver and Miss j
Gladys Frye were shoppers in
Wilmington Wednesday. )
Mesdames R. S. and R. D.
White and son, Jack, were shoppers
in Wilmington Tuesday.
Mrs. L. R. Smith and children,
of Wilmington, visited Mrs.
Smith's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.
L. Bowen, the past week-end.
Misses Corrine Greene and
Gladys Frye were visitors in Wilmington
Mrs. M. H. Rourk and children
have returned home after a visit
with her parents in Maysville.
E. Kirby has been spending )
the past week at Holdens Beach. 1
Mr, and Mrs. Elmer Long havq |
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Mas seen M*et/n> rtwet i-vA*. JUee-t
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AH AlfiStia/J ei/f/MO. \
Anderson, a mechanical engineer, has traveled throi
arried such diversified types o? people. AU three w
noved to Clinton, where Mr. | daughter, Jean 1
Long has been employed. turned from the
Mesdames Wm. R. Teachey and ty Hospital.
IV. L. Swain spent the past week- * ;
;nd with relatives in Rosehill. Wniv XkJ J11
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Willis and 1 ""
ion, A. B., Jr., and Mrs. E. Hoi-j Qfafp
ien, Jr., spent the afternoon in | kJlCllv
Wilmington Thursday. They were j
iccompanied by a visitor, Miss Exhibits To
Eloise Holden, of Salemburg. gress Of N
Miss Gladys Frye and Byron jn Educatio
3oley returned home Sunday two And , d
veelts ago after a brief visit in
Vlt. Holly, Atlantic and Ocean Ralei~h SeDt
Eity, N. J. , 7 ' ,u
Mr. and Mrs. George Goley and Portl'aying p
Byron Coley spent Sunday with Carolina ^countie
relatives at Wrightsville Beach. rural life and in
Mr. and Mrs. McKinnley He- new fea(ure ?f
vette and children and Mrs. v ,
Harvey Stanley were shoppers in w 10 w ,e
Wilmington Friday. Oct- 11-15-. Man
Miss Gladys Frye and Mrs. ton announced to
Lillian Oliver were visitors in Substantial pri
Conway, S. C., Thursday. top-ranking exhil
Dr. and Mrs. L. C. Fergus, of $1,750, stated Dr.
Southport, and Dr. and Mrs. M. nounced that spa
M. Rosenbaum spent Sunday halls will be rt
ifteraoon with the Brooks' down county desiring
,t Cn?j,ln ?
il ucaomc. progress. rveaei *
Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Sellers and made by notifyinf
;hildren were shoppers ir Wil- mediately at the
nington Saturday. fice in the Depa
Roney Cheers has opened a new culture building 1
service station and garage down Frank H. Jet
iear the Shallotte River. ' editor at State
Mesdames S. T. and E. G. Russ of the new depa!
vere Wilmington visitors Satur- an innovation in
Jay afternoon. He has invited
Mrs. Lillian Oliver and Miss sioners and other
jlladys Frye visited the Brocks' throughout North
Sunday afternoon. serve space in i
RETURNS HOME phasized that the
Mrs. R. B. Thompson and judged on the b
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ON THE OPEN ROAD O
driving to and from wo
of the car you driveProducts
and Efficient !
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMErp 7 H.]
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ughout the world. It was as a result of ibis tbji bj^B '
ives arc dead. (.
Evelyn, have re- [ they present a balancedpt^^Bw
Brunswick Coun- of education, agriculture
dustry in the specific county, C
"These trip-purpose exhibits
fjl being encouraged that the
MlOW resources of North Curolm:
be brought to the forefront
Pf/trvmcc fitting and comP,'ehenrive :A
I rilglCfla ner," stated Mr. Jeter. It ?
sired that tlie county home
Portray Pro-!farm afrents' vocational
orth Carolina ! sch?o1 superintendents and J1
n, Rural Life! Pals. boards of trades ana -K
rv bers of commerce, manufacture!^??
j civic clubs and women's
5 _ Exiiibits itions wi" a" ,laVi> a Pirt .
rogress of North P>agTng aml preparinE th^?r!
s in education, first prize in the County Pts^M^
dustry will be a gress Department will be !' Em
the State Fair, second, $500; third, $300; M
ield in Raleigh fourth, $250. JM
ager J. S. Dor- AAable Waiter: "I lev.
day. find that steak, sir?
zes for the fdur Guest: "Oh, quite aocidfnuj^tt!"
bits will total I moved that piece of potato ?s BS e
Dorton who an- there it was, underneath. K;
ce in the exhibit . ?; r fll>~
iserved for any Dinner to Waiter: C uW^BlS
to display its see your menus for the
rations may be week? I'd like to pet the rcipr^Hn
I Dr. Dorton 1m- for this wonderful hash,"
State Fair of
rtment of Agri- Boss (engaging boy): "Is
here. anything you can do better 'tu^K
er, agricultural any one else?"
College, is head Boy: "Yes, sir; read mv on^H|
rtment, which is writing."
southern fairs. Little Polly, spending a h hhr^K
county commis- in the country: "Grandpapa,
county officials must have to have a lot of
i Carolina to re- men out here." 5jjs
he "Count Pro- Grandpapa: "Why, Polly?'' LA
Mr. Jeter em- Little Polly: "Oh, there
exhibits will be | a lot of grass to keep off." M'
asis of whether sweeki
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