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THE STATE PORT PILOT j
Southport, N. C.
"published every wednesday
JAMES M. HARPER, JR., Editor
Buterod aa second-claM matter April 20, 1028, at j
ltie Poet Office at Southport, N. C, under
the act of March 3, 1879.
ONE YEAR $1.60
IDC MONTHS 1.00
THREE MONTHS .78
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Wednesday, September 21, 1938
A Jack-of-all-trades spends a good part
of his time looking for work, but business
is brought in to a specialist.
The extra effort usually provides the
margin between winning and losing.
No modern device can spread dirt faster
than the well-known grape vine.
Some folks believe more in fate than
they do in faith.
you find it necessary to make a
man mad about collecting an account, be!
spiv to make him mad enough to pay you.;
About the biggest difference between
I a good little circus and a good big circus
is! the number of attractions you miss
Last week when a group of students i
ff<jm the local high school went over to
I tl)f garrison grounds for a supervised re-j
i creation period it was discovered that the
fall crop of sandspurs made conditions
almost unbearable, particularly for the
barefoot members of the group.
When this situation was called to the
attention of M. F. Mollycheck, who has!
the care of the grounds in charge, he im-!
mediately made arrangements to have
the grass mowed.
Co-operation of this kind surely deserves
the appreciation of the school authorities,
as well as the students themselves.
i Doctor, Preacher, Hospital
If there is to be a financial surplus for
the farmers of our section this year, now
is the time. This is .the harvest season,
ar.cl most of the crops have been sold.
The banks and the time merchants are j
going to take care of themselves, for
their obligations are, for the most part,
protected by notes and mortgages.
fThere are other obligations, though,
B th^t we sometimes are prone to neglect
Ej because no pressure is being brought to
H beSr. Notable among these are our pledge|
to the church, and it is only when
we* are brought face to face with the
faAs that we realize that it takes money
to carry on our religious institutions.
Then there is the case of the doctor.
True, there is a modern trend for doctors
to ibe better businessmen, but most of
their accounts for medical attention still
are unprotected. This does not excuse our
neglecting to pay, and now :s a mighty
good time to be sure that our record with
the doctor is clear.
Finally, there is the hospital. In Brunswick
county it is our own institution at
I South port, and it is directly dependent
upon the people to come in and pay their
bills while they are able.
The Bear Trail
Today in Brunswick County Recorder
Court they are trying two men' for alleged
violation of the game law. The case,
ve are informed, grew out of killing a
bear out of season.
Now you can list us on the side of the
game protectors. We believe that the conservation
of our wildlife depends upon
protective laws and their rigid enforcement.
But our zeal for game protection does
not encompass bears that have been destroying
crops and livestock. Our state law
gives the citizens the right to protect his
belongings, according to a recent letter
from an officials of the state game commission.
His statement follows:
"Under our North Carolina game
law any bird or animal which is
committing a depredation may be
taken at any time while commiting,
or while about to commit, such depredation.
In other words, there is
nothing in the l?w to prohibit you
protecting your crops or your livestock,
and a permit is not necessary."
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So if the court today finds that t
bear slain by today's defendant was cai
ing crcp or livestock damage, these m
should be permitted to go scott-free.
Among Those Present
Approximately 13,000 persons, enou
to populate a small city, who woi
otherwise hav-e died in auto accidei
during 1938, will probably live to w
come tlie"New Year next January than!
largely, to the tireless efforts of such i
encies as the Nanonal Institute for Tr;
fic Safety, The National Safety Coum
The Automotive Safety Foundation, th<
sands of newspaper editors, and the c;
ualty insurance industry.
The men and women who are direc
responsible for saving these 13,000 1
man lives will receive little or no recog
tion for their tireless services. Their or
solace will be found in dry statisti
They will not even receive the gratitu
they so justly deserve from those wh<
very lives they have saved, because pro
dence never labels its victims in advan
In the first six months of 1938, hij
way fatalities decreased 22 per cent co
pared to 1937. And as the New Yc
Times has observed: "Such progress is
pecially cheering in view of the enorm
of the problem." The United States I
what has been described as "the most <
ormous transportation system in t
world, with 3,000,000 miles of rights
way, 30,000,000 pieces of rolling sto
and an average of 80,000,000 passengt
There are two things that you can a
should do to promote safety on our hig
ways. Observe every safety precauti
your self and encourage others to do t
same. Incidentally, next January, if y
??? -fsNvrf-nvt r f rv Avts\tini?Vt f A Q m Anor fnf
(lie 1UI tunatc Ciivwg,n vv wv W4iiv??fo v.?v
present, you might send up a silent pre
er of thanks to the nation's traffic safe
workers?you just possibly are one of t
lucky thirteen thousand.
The crucial world situation today h
its counterpart in 1857 when the folio
ing article was published in Harpe
Weekly. Notice how applicable it is
present day conditions:
"It is a gloomy moment in history. N
for many years?not in the lifetime
most men who read this?has there be
to much grave and deep apprehensio
never has the future seemed so incalc
lable as at this time. In our own count
there is universal commercial prostrati
and panic, and thousands of our poor<
fellow-citizens are turned out against t
approaching winter without employmei
and without the prospects of it.
"In France the political caldron seeth
and bubbles with uncertainty; Rus:
hangs as usual, like a cloud, dark ai
silent upon the horizon of Europe; wh
all the energies, resources and influenc
of the British Empire are sorely trie
and are yet to be tried more sorely,
coping with the vast and deadly disti
bed relations in China.
"It is a solemn moment, and no m
can feel an indifference?which happi
no man pretends to feel?in the issue
"Of our own troubles (in the TJ. S. A
no man can see the end. They are, f<
tunately, as yet mainly commercial; a
if we are only to lose money, and by pa:
ful poverty to be taught wisdom?it
wisdom of honor, of faith, of sympat
and of charity?no man neeseriously
despair. And yet the very haste to
rich, which is the occasion of this wi<
spread calamity, has also tended to d
troy the moral forces with which we a
to resist and subdue the calamity."
The Vacant Desk
One of the most forceful adverti
ments we've seen in quite a while appe;
ed in a national magazine recently, sho
ing the picture of a vacant desk in scho
The vacant desk was symbolic of t
vacant place left in the hearts of 1
parents and friends when Little Mar
existence was snuffed out by an auton
Yesterday, Little Mary was like tho
ands of other school children. Her fi
was aglow with ecstasy as she gave 1
right answer to the teacher's questii
Her brown eyes sparkled and her blor
curls tossed as she played with her cla
mates during recess. little Mary v
never answer another question, ne1
play again . . . the car was going too f
around the curve and didn't see the lit
girl in time . . ,
The vacant desk should be impres;
upon the mind of every motorist,
should be a powerful argument for s;
E STATE PORT PILOT, SOUT
H Just Atnojig
As if we did not get plenty
gh of windy weather during the sumijjj
mer, last week came along with
blows from all directions. Three
or four days of stiff east winds
el" were followed by a pretty heavy
ks, south-east blow. -For four days
the weather man at Wilmington
? steadfastly promised us something '
~ different for "tomorrow". And he I
" ' always went wrong. Late Septem)u~
ber seldom brings such continuas
ous winds as we had last week.
try | Fishermen say that the
1U- mullets have never before I
nj_ been so fat as they arc this
year. Another pleasing fact !
ll.V is that the September catch
CS. of these fish has been eonsiderably
larger than usual. It is
understood that many tons of
the fish have been taken from
vi- various points along the miles
ce of Brunswick coast. The sea,
' son is only just beginning and
>k" the fishermen arc hoping for
m- even better luck from now
irj- on. Their hope seems justified
by reports of big' catches
es" further up along the coast.
iag STORY WENT FAR
A story in this paper two weeks
ago covering the eight pound
he fresh water big mouth bass that
of was caught by Post Master Yas,
kell has traveled afar. The Civic
Club sent it on to the State
jrs Publicity Bureau, that bureau and
various news agencies picked it
, up and it is still goin around
? and around. An eight pound fresh
fh- water bass is really a good sized
on fish and the Southpori Post Of'
s~ ? - 1 A fir^QSilotAfl !
i fice omciai is tu uc wu& ?
e on his catch.
,se GETTING MANY SHEEPHEAD
The abandoned quarentine
l^" Station has been a popular
:ty place for disciples of old Izj)e
zaak Walton all this fall. The
sheepheads that cluster about
the pilings have been furnishing
the major attraction.
Many hundreds of these fish
have been taken there and
keeper Charley Dosher is
ad much sought after for the
w_ favor of giving sportsmen
, permission to fish on the
r s dock.
PUPPY DRUM SEASON
. Both Howell's Point and the
lot site of the old brick yard at
of Waldcn's Creek will be popular
e)1 places for fishermen from now
on until sometime after Christn
> mas. The chief attraction is chan:u
nel bass, or puppy drum. At
ry either place fishing may be done
from the bank with pole and
on cork line. Using shrimp for bait
3St and with .a little knowledge of
which tides to fish on, a person
^ can have royal sport any day.
GULF FISHING PICTURES
:es Bugs.. Barringer, of . the
,ja Charlotte Observer, js tenta*
' tively slated to go to the Gulf
J1" Stream with F. P. Summers
ile of Charlotte and your colum;es
ist Friday morning of this
i , week. The object is to get
' ' some real action pictures of
in (Julf stream nsning ana <>i
.? the Frying Pan lighship. Mr.
Summers, the pioneer in Gulf
Stream fishing at Southport,
an will provide the action. He
i? never fails to get plenty of
' big fellows. The trip will be
? made on the E. M. Lewis of
Captain Hulan Watts. The
L party wil! deliver a bundle of
newspapers and other matter
3r" to the men on the Frying
? Congressman J. Bayard Clark,
hy of Fayetteville, will be down either
this week or next week for
, some puppy drum fishing. The
ke Congressman is a strong devotee
le- of pole and cork line work on
es. his fishing trips. When he is
out after the drum it would be
ire a mighty fine rod and reel outfit
that would draw his notice.
He gets his kick out of seeing
his cork plunge under and feeling
the tug as the tigtening line
and hook makes connection.
Se~ MANY SPORT BOATS
ar- The advices from the north
r are to the effect that the
heavy increase In number of
lOl. yachts bound south this fall
, includes a proportionately
large increase in sport fishier
ing boats Is of interest here.
, Last fail around 150 of the
y s elaborate sport fishermen
10- went south. This 7,-ear the
number will run close to 200
and It js possible that many
us" of the boats will stop here
ice for a few days of gulf stream
;he fishing before continuing on
to Florida. If such is the case
' these boats will do much to
1 publicize the local fishing.
pjjl BIG FLEET HERE NOW
The shrimp trawilng fleet is
l'er still far from having reached its
ast maximum strength, but it can
?]e now be said that a pretty large
fleet is here and operating during
all favorable weather periods,
led The number of the craft will increase
largely in the near future
? when the quality and volumne of
the product becomes more tempting.
- rv-riocK instead of
take in at close dally at
3:30. School will
^STSf old and
We have some commUnattraSetheeepeoJle
seem to he
ity, ahd the v f ver they do
nothing to P'es people and
itrSEflir ??? ;
have a. long Me.^ Holden.
will have a boys _
ingston will nave oharge of
STgSTSlS club. The school
S looking to having better
club work this year than ever
bef?re" By Leatha Arnold.
The pupils of Southport high
school are not quite as proud of
their school as they should be. j
The school grounds are no. kep
as clean as they should be the
inside of the building is ^P1
much more attractive than the
grounds. Therefore, we sometimes
live people who pass by the
wrong impression of ?^ool.
Some people have said tha y_ _
can tell a person's home life an
how he was reared by his ap
pearance. This, is mostly true; but
pupils of Southport high school,
do not let our school grounds
belie the inside appearance of our
By John Lancaster.
SENIOR S ELECT OFFICERS
Last Wednesday, the senior
class of Southport high schoo.,
elected class officers for the ,
school year 1938-39. The officers I
are John Hall, president; Mary
Hood, vice-president; Delphia Lennon,
secreta.y; and Lulu Brown,
treasurer. The program commitee
consists of Louise Rees chairman,
George Lewis and W. T. Fulwood.
The social committee is Carrie
Hewette, chairman, Leatha Arnold
and John Lancaster. The class
feels sure that it has class officers
who are going to do their
best to make this year a very
By Rivers Wescott
Everything points to a very
successful school year at Waccamaw
and students and teachers
alike are looking forward to their
work. There is a record enrollment
in the first grade, with
more than 100 pupils. These have
been divided by Principal Z. G.
Ray into three first-grade sections.
This year for the first time
there is a vocational agriculture
department, the only one in
Brunswick county. Leroy Mintz,
who graduated last year from N.
C. State College, heads this new
department. The boys have welcomed
the oportunity to study
agriculture and there are thirty
three enrolled for this course. The
agriculture building wiil contain
class rooms and work shop and
will be a big help when ready
TO ORGANIZE CLUBS
With the preliminary work of
getting things straightened out
finally disposed of, students are
looking forward now to the organization
of the literary societies
and other clubs. Friday afternoon
has been set as the time for the
society organization meetings.
Shallotte, Sept. 21.?Byron II.
Goley, son of Mr. and Mrs. George
Goley, left Monday for Maryville
College, Maryville, Tennessee,
where he will take up his studies
f ?r the next year. Byron graduated
from Mt. Holly high school in
Mt. Holly, N. J.
Hubert Gray, of Belmonte Abby
school, near Charlotte, visited his
friend, Lennon Swain, the past
R. D. White, Jr., left Monday
for Louisburg College, where he
will take up his studies for the
Misses Gladys Frye, Ida Creech,
Vera Coriey and Mesdames R.
js. White, and Lillian Oliver were
visitors in Myrtle Beach, S. C.
I Mrs. M. M. Rosenbaum was a
visitor in Wilmington Wednesday.
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has seen married to three i
movie actors - she has /.
never seeh a movie... 1
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6 feet 10 inches ' /i. ac=,
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stands 3 fcet-t.f a| |
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? WNU Service
Keeping (he water bubble intact
It-has been necessary to make sure
association lias spent something mi
It has been established that the
any other race in the world. Even
Doctors say that the Jensen cas
a giant and a midget.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Gore formally
Miss Letha Swain of clarendon,
visited relatives here Sunday
Mrs. D. C. Andrews and Miss
Agnes Andrews were visitors in
Many of the people from here
attended the Circus in Wilmington
Mrs. M. H. Rourk gave a tea in
honor of the school teachers and
Mrs. Chandler Friday afternoon
from fi"e to five-thirty o'clock.
Misses Ida Creech and Gladys
Frye> and Mrs. Lillian Oliver were
visitors in Wilmington Saturday.!
M. H. Gatlin left Friday after- J
noon to Visit his parents in Raeford.
Misses Claryce and Johnnie Mae
Russ were visitors in Wilmington
last Wednesday afternoon.
(Revival meeting began last
THE STATE PI
special nine months s
THE STATE FOR'
I SOUTHPORT, N.
Enclosed find $'
PILOT for 9 mont
| Beginning Date ...
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has amounted to one or the most remarkable feats ever accompli^
that the bubble is not affected by any vibration. To make sure of thai?9A
ire than $1,000 in the erection ot steel supports.
American Indian has less resistance tb the diseases of civiliiation ibff
before Europeans came to the New World the average Indian lived
ie is the only one known to science in which the same parents prod^l^B
Sunday night at Chapel Hill chu- Ol'T OK TOWN'
rch. Everybody is invited to at- R. e. Sentelle, Southport r,B
tend ? torney, will be out of touniiB
M'sa Dei,a Gaye Robinson spent ^ week ^ M
iast week-end with her sister, business matters in Western
Mrs. Houston Hewette, of Ash. c He wiu be back jn his
I Monday. M
DARTS WIDOW _ I
Chanti.-m, Eng)a;id.-Most peo- PRESBYTERIAN (IIIHtH Be
pie know about the "golf widow There will be services at ta^K}
whose husband lives on the golf pre3byterian church Sunday evtfrSiC
course. jng at 7;3o o'clock instead of a Hp
Now the "darts widow" has 8 0'cl0ck, The Reverend J f.K
arrived. Potts will preach, his
She is 22-year-old Mrs. Patricia subject being. "The Finisd^V
Baker, of Cuxton, who obtained Work"' Everybody invited. g|
a court order for maintenance CHURCH IMPROVEMENTS Ef
against her husband. Members of the Soldier
She complained he fell for the gaptjst church were lmry tv-i
dart craze, spent most nights neS(jay morning making exter.- '.
playing darts in public houses, repjjrs and improvements on tto^^U
neglected her and the home was j bunding.
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