The State port pilot. (Southport, N.C.) 1928-current, September 28, 1938, Image 1
rjB jVlost Of The News M All The Time N autical School J*or Boys Sought For This Section |s To Provide Practic. H,| Training Facilities For JMjtovs Who Desire To Fol7he Sea BGION COMMANDER V PUSHING PROJECT iflgdv Is Being Made Of ^K^jlar Institutions In r. Northern States With irB idea Of Getting One "* Here interest is growing here in a to establish a nautiea: for youths in southeastern Carolina in an effort to I an opportunity for those I ld)K with a yearning for the sea I seamanship before going J movement, of which R. O. i commander of the South ^K;: Legion post, a World war I j I^Kttran. is one of the leaders, I, been under way for sometime J K is rapidly receiving backing ] fM : the people of this section. , L^B.t careful study is being made , i n similar institutions in north's states in order that a prac -,! foundation may be laid for; ' ^Kng to secure a school here. I i ^Kmtor-apparent S. B. Frink will! JH asked to push this matter in 31-: coming session of the North ^Rrclina general assembly. Tie proposed school would althe youths to learn those les& of seamanship, navigation other matters nautical neces.1? tuiortma It I or UlCiM IV WVVV/..4V w??.vv*w | the merchant marine. Today, j j jonents of the school point | a young man from this seccan start in the merchant . ine only as a deck hand, maka small wage and with little irtunity for advancement, stablishmcnt of such a school would also provide the fedgovernment with a well-traigroup of men with which to < p its merchant marine or its t vessels in time of war, ad- i to point out. ( ittle Bits I Of Big News j< vt Event* Of State, j tion and World-Wide ( iterest During Past Week 8 WAR ; ostponed j, ;ious Europeans receiv- j i eleventh-hour respite their plunge into war I when Adolf Hitler, I an Chancellor, called j conference tomorrow , lit Munich. The meeting will j Ik a four-power session,; ( Bios' momentous in modern ^ Bkiitory, with Prime Minis- j l<r Neville Chamberlain, of I Inland, Benito Mussolini, j I talian Dictator, and Prem- ' Bar Edouard Daladier, of Bhance, in conference with j Ettie German Fuehrer. B Residents of ?. half-dozen ' European nations spent aj? B;l?epless night expecting to' ] B*arn this morning that , Hitler had hurled his Ger- j Bkan forces into the teeth of the brave Checks, who have i Baobilized 1,500,000 fightB?S men at her border for 1 her fight to the finish over 1 'he right to exist as an in "'pendent nation. France B'as definitely committed as , I'" ally, and mobilization 'beady was underway in hat country. The English, 'espite the conciliatory |tand of their Prime Minis- , ?r> were definitely prepar- i B to throw their resources i ''to the fight on the side of ' I he French, and Mussolini ' B*" an outspoken ally of 1 Germany. B (i hope for peaceful setB ven,jnl seemed lost until I u?.i Was received from Bi'"er shortly before the j our when all the world j' iW e, Pecting to hear the 11.01 that would topple civiB ^ a'10n into her greatest I h, 'rom of blood and Now the people of all B,7? wait hopefully for B ( 'hat may come from ? r r ow conference. B i, ? 'he decision reached IWa* feting rests the I destiny of Europe's "Htest nations. i TH1 O. 36 Officials Of Le Auxiliar ? R. O. Johnson Installed As Commander Of Brunswick County Legion Post No. 194; Mrs. Frink Heads Auxiliary SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR FOR HER These Two And Other Officers Were Installed With Fitting Ceremony On Thursday In Wilmington ' Newly elected officers of the Brunswick County Post No. 194, American Legion, and officers of the Legion Auxiliary were installed Thursday night at a joint installation ceremony held in the parish house of St. Paul's Episcopal church, Wilmington. R. O. Johnson is the new legion commander, succeeding L. T. Yaskell. Mrs. S. B. Frink begins her second straight year as head nf the local Legion Auxiliary. In connection with the installation ceremony there were a number of speeches by men and women prominent in the work of Whiteville Brei ForPoundage 3>' ;all. A T-i-I Ar 1A OAO /tuo ^ *wittl VI Pounds, Or Approximately A Hundred Thousand More Than Last Year JELIEVE LITTLE OF WEED STILL UNSOLD Closing Time Said To Have Found Little Tobacco Unsold In County Due To The Early Season The WhKeville tobacco market :losed Friday with total sales for he season reaching 19,303,742 icunds, averaging $23.07 cwt. Millions of dollars paid to form rs on this market stimulated all : lasses of business. Closing time ound very little tobacco unsold n Brunswick county, due to the arly season. The sales here this year ex:eeded by nearly 100,000 the toal sales last year, when somehing like 19,241,000 were sold, :nd broke all records for poundige on the market.. Observers considered that the narket had a very successful eason. Republicans To Meet Here Friday . I Anouncement is made by County Chairman Clarence Jenrette that Republican candidates will speak here in the courthouse Friday night at 7:30 o'clock. The public is cordially invited ' t oattend this meeting, which \ ?iii Iminrh t"he ReDUb-I Will uuiviau; 4 lican campaign. I Nobody Hurt In \ Auto Accident Three automobiles were badly J iamaged but nobody was injured ( Monday afternoon when an auto- . mobile driven by a Williamson boy, from Hickman's Crossroads, ( .vas in collision with the mach- j ine of Mrs. Ernest Parker. The third automobile figuring in the j vreck belonged to Carl Andrews. ( This machine, parked nearby, j f)layed the role of an innocent bystander. Hog Kept On ( For Two Year With a rather colorless docket awaiting disposal in criminal court here next week spectators are looking forward to the case in which Sdwin Hinson and Festus Honson are charged with larceny. The reason for the interest lies In the fact that the property alleged to have been purloined was a hog. A fact that is not generally known, however, is that the carcas of the hog has been on cold storage at the Southport ice plant since December 23, 1936, and wil lbe used as exhibit "A" in the trial. Few who witnessed those trials will ever forget the three times during the past two years when the Browns faced similar charges. Two times a mistrial resulted and finally the defendants were allowed to go free. But not until "Old Seaman" a Duroc Jersey brood sow, had been eulogized at great length by Solicitor Bur E SL A Goch 4-PAGES TODAY gion And y_Are Installed ^W||BVX| SmSK:;' JKHHshHR SBL^ "? ' ' ' - HiMr ^nitl | their respective organizations. M. B. Watkins, of Southport, district commander, had a part in the program and in his short talk pleaded for the cause of peace in this troubled time when war clouds threaten to blot out the reason of man. iks Record During Season | Judge^ Cranmer To Hold Court Hie October term of Brunswick Count}- Superior Court for the trial of criminal cases will convene here Monday day with Judge E. H. Cran- ' mer presiding. This will mark the last appearance here as a regular judge for the Southport jurist, who has served for more than fifteen years on the Superior Court bench. He plaits to retire in Decemlier. No cases of outstanding importance are scheduled for trial next week. There is one murder case on the docket, in which Fred Harker and Willie Bryant, colored, are charged with slaying a member of their own race. The former has not been taken, however, so it is hardly likely that the case will come up. Low Prices For Shrimp Hits All rhe Boatmen Are Not Only Losers When Northern Markets Are Quoting Only $6.00 Per Hundred For Shrimp Delivered Until the coming: of cooler weather and more general consumption of the product, New ifork, Philadelphia and Baltimore markets are now quoting only 56.00 per hundred pounds for shrimp, delivered, according to information. This price, in turn, has forced the local price to boatmen to snly $1 00 per bushel. In fact, the buyers say that they have to stand a loss when they pay $1.00 per bushel for shrimp that only bring $6.00 per hundred pounds lelivered on the northern markets. To begin with, it takes from three to three and a half bush-1 ;ls of shrimp from the boats to make a hundred pounds of the (Continued on page 4.) old Storage s As Evidence ney. The day that a warrant was sworn out for the Browns, "Old Seaman" was b fought in to Southport and was given a cool berth in the ice plant. There she remained except for her semiannual appearance in court. Exposure didn't agree with her conditiua, and by the time the case was finally disposed of court attendants were more than glad to bury her thoroughly thawed body. The Hinson case has often been postponed. The warrant was sworn out December 21, 1936. Three criminal terms in 1937 and the April term this year went by without a trial. Next week will mark the last opportunity of Mr. Burney to prosecute the case and it is believed more than likely that it will be called. The prospect of another courtroom drama with a hog as the hero appeal to the imagination of local court visitors. . ME J News paper Ii Southport, N. C., W Map Shows New Course Of Route No. 130 Posted Engineers Complete Survey Of Ten Miles From End Of Paving Near Shallottc To New Britian Bridge ONLY FEW MINOR CHANGES NOTED Most Of These Arc Being Made For Purpose Of Eliminating Bad Curves; To Hoid Hearing The survey of highway No. 130 from the end of the recently completed paving project near Shallotte to the New Britian bridge has been completed and there was posted in the courthouse here last Wednesday a map showing a few proposed changes in the route. All of these were for the purpose of eliminating needless curves. The first shown is at the intersection of the Exum road with highway No. 130 where the plan is to eliminate two curves with very little change in the course. At Wet Ash the new road would lie about a quarter of a mile west of the present route. There is also provision for ine elimination of a curve on the Shallotte side of the William Matthews home, the road to run about four hundred feet northeast of its present location. There also is a proI posed change at New Britian, where the new route is marked to run seveial hundred feet west of the present location. The purpose for posting this map is to permit persons affected to register a protest concerning changes. Since the map was posted on September 21, citizens will have until October 21 to register any protest they may have in writing. However, there seems little reason for objection. Numerous Cases Before Recorder Busy Day Spent In Recorder's Court As Cases Covering Variety Of Offenses Were Disposed Of Before Judge John B. Ward Several cases covering a variety of offenses were disposed of here in Recorder's Court on last IWednesday before Judge John B. IWard. j Clyde Carlisle, white, pleaded i guilty to charges of being drunk and disorderly, he was taxed with j a fine of $10.00, the costs of his case and was ordered to show evidence of good behavior for a period of 12 months. Probable cause was found against Charlie Stanley for breaking and entering and he was : bound over to Superior Court. Willie Devane, white, was found guilty or Deing urunit ana ; disorderly. Prayer for judgment was continued for 12 months i upon payment of the costs. George W. Powell, white, was i found guilty of reckless opera- i tion. He was taxed with a fine of $25.00 and the costs of the i case. i The case against R. W. An- i drews, white, for receiving stolen i goods was noi prossed at no cost i to the county. i Edna Fields, colored, was con- l victed of violating the traffic i laws. Her sentence of 30 days on ! the roads was suspended upon i payment of the costs. L. C. Sidbury, white, was found i guilty of violating the speed law. i Judgment was suspended upon i payment of the costs. 1 John Evans, colored, pleaded 1 guilty to charges of operating | without a chauffer's license. Judg- : ment was suspended upon pay- ; ment of the costs. j Clayton Ganey, white, was ] found guilty of being drunk and i disorderly. His sentence of six ( months on the roads was suspen(Continued on page 4) , Funeral Services < For Mrs. Caison' Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy | Ann Caison, who died Monday j morning in the Brunswick County Hospital after a long illness were held from the New Life church, near Exum, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock by the Reverend G. W. Bullard. Mrs. Caison was 82 years of age. Nephews of the deceased served as pallbearers. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. M. A. Phelps, of Bolivia; two grandchildren, Mrs. W. E. Hewett, 906 Dock Street, Wilmington, and Lee Phelps, of Bolivia; one brother Asa Edwards, of Bolivia. i POR; i A Good Com rednesday, September Reviews Must Be Made In Writing SaysAAA Office Tobacco Grower Who Wish To Appeal Quota Must Enter Application In Writing CAN OBTAIN BLANK FROM COUNTY AGENT If Committee Finds Incorrect Data Was Used, Error Will Be Corrected In Farmers Favor A tobacco grower who wishes to appeal his quota to a county tAA review committee must enter his application in writing on a blank that can dc secured from his county Triple-A office, E. Y. Floyd, of State College, has announced. The committees will review the quotas of all growers who can show that some error has been made in determining their quotas, he continued. A typical error might result from incorrect figures given on: past production: the acreage of cultivated land; or the number of families on the farm. If the committee finds that incorrect data was used in calculating a grower's quota, the error will be corrected and he will be given an increase if it is warranted. An appeal for review must be filed within 15 days of the time the notice was mailed to a grower informing him of the amount of his quota for 1938. After the appeal has been filed, the committee will decide whether the grower ha? just cause for complaint. If he has, he w'll oe nouueu wiien lu upcur uciuit the committee and state his case. The grower must appear at the time set unless he is sick or has some other good reason acceptable to the committee. The review committee for each county, appoint... by the Secretary of Agriculture, is composed of farmers from near-by counties Inquiry From Hurricane Zone Maine Resident Writes Letter Asking About The Storm Damage Which | Resulted Here, And For l Other Information About Section With more than 450 lives lost and the property damage in the New England states running into hundreds of millions of dollars, it naturally follows that there are a lot of people who would like to get out of zones that are effected by hurricanes. Proof of this claim was contained in a letter received this week by Register of Deeds R. I. Mintz. The letter came from Bangor, Maine, and was addressed to the county court house, Southport, N. C. The writer, Gerald Golden, asked about the approximate damage done by the storm last week. He also asked for a may of Southport and general information relative to this section, storms and climate. Mr. Mintz turned the inquiry! aver to the Civic Club secretary and Mr. Golden was promptly; aHvineri that Southoort seemed entirely out of the zone traversed by all hurricanes, such storm3 either striking in states further south of us or sweeping up seaward and striking the North Carolina coast in the vicinity of Hatteras. While there is general and jeep local sympathy with the storm stricken states there is also a feeling of thankfulness that the coast at Southport has never been visited by anything resembling a hurricane or severe storm. In fact, it is the claim of both young and eld residents of Southport that no life has ever been lost in Southport harbor or town is a result of a hurricane or severe storm. The U. S. Department of Agriculture Weather Bureau Charts, covering a 100-year period, bear jut the claim that Southport is lutside the hurricane zone. Mrs. Lucy A. Ross Dies Wednesday Mrs. Lucy A. Ross, 82, widow of the late G. J. Ross, of Freeland, died last Wednesday at her home after being ill for about three weeks. The deceased was a Confederate widow and was a member of the New Britian Baptist church. Surviving is her son, Dave Ross, and two daughters, Mrs. Minnie J. Babson, Whiteville, and Mrs. E. J. Spivey, Tabor City. Funeral services were held from the home Thursday morning at 11 o|clock and interment was made in the Inman cemetery. r pii tmunity 28, 1938 BU? i ~ ??????????? Station Bein MODERNIZED?A new in the neighborhood of $13,0 rear of the Oak Island Co A new caaal channel is bein a hard surface road recentl.v proach. These and other imi one of the most modern sta Recent Improi Oak Is 3j Midgett Returns From Boat Races Pete Midgctt, member of the crew of the Oak Inland coast guard station, has returned here after being away for several weeks while in training for the All-America coast guard rowing races. Mldgett was stroke on the crew from this district, which three weeks ago won the race staged between picked crews from the coast guard district along the Atlantic coast. The finals, which were to have pitted his crew against representatives from the Pacific, the lakes and the gulf representatives, were scheduled to be held last Saturday in New York City. Because of the emergency resulting from the storm in New England, however, the race was called off. Bream Biting In Waccamaw River Local Residents An Enjoying Perch Fishing At Its Best Lately And Have Had Fine Luck Residents of nearly all sections of Brunswick county are now enjoying some exceptionally fine fresh water fishing. This condition seems to be especially true with reference to Waccamaw River is a natural spawning ground for all sorts of game fish. They are not only spawned, they grow and remain there until they fall a victim to some lucky angler with rod and line. David Ross, well known farmer and building contractor of the Freeland community in Waccamaw town'Mp, was in town yesterday and ,_e said that fish were now Being caugni in great, numbers in the Waccamaw. Several of the local fishermen there have easily been taking their bag limit daily. Non-resident sportsmen have also been coming in for fine luck. Mr. Ross stated that Rice Gwinn, prominent citizen of Fair- j mont, caught 35 beautiful blue [ and red bream in the Waccamaw recently. Mr. Ross vas so enthusiastic at the sport that the Waccamaw is now affording, that he invited several of the local sports to come around and spend a day pulling in the fresh water beauties. I Swamp Hogs A In Finding The half-wild hogs that roam the swamp lands of Brunswick County are perhaps the best assistance county officers have in finding bootleg whiskey stills. Some prolific stills might nev-. er have been discovered had it not been for the appetite of the swamp hogs. The swine dearly love mash, the fluid from which the liquor is distilled, and if there is a still within several miles they are sure to find it. By observing the actions of the nomadic hogs, the revenue agents are often led to the scene of operation and can destroy the still and perhaps make an arrest or two. The trail of the swamp hogs often takes the officers through a veritable maze of vines, brush and undergrowth but the almost impenetrable trail often leads to a seizure and arrest , - m SHED EVERY WEDNESDAY g Improved 1 I i i < warehouse, reported to cost 00.00, is being erected in the ast Guard Station, (above). g dredged to the station and c has been laid as a land ap- 1 Drovements make Oak Island ' tions on the Atlantic coast. J - ( vements In iland Facilities! f ] Local Coast Guard Station ' Received Needed Atten- : tion During Past Few , Weeks And Condition Is ] Now Being Improved ( i DIIIIIMKir- IC NOW , uuiL.iyinvj lu nv?f BEING CONSTRUCTED Dredging: With Idea Of Widening Canal Approach To Station Will Be Finished This Week Beginning a new equipment shed that is understood to have cost approximately $13,000.0C for the Oak Island Coast Guard Station, the Wm. Murhead Construci tion Company, of Durham, is hard at work this week. When the job here is completed they will immediately begin construction of a similar shed at the Fort Macon station. In addition to the new shed and other Improvements at Oak Island, a Norfolk, Va., dredging , company is this week' completing 1 a mile or more of new canal and widening work on the old one leading to the station. Another important improvement made recently over at the , station is the hard surfacing of ' more than a mile of road between there and Caswell Beach. The entire route to South port will be paved next spring. Oak Island, according to officials who have been here recent- s ly, is now one of the best equip- < ped Coast Guard Stations on the j Atlantic coast. It is also very ably manned. Captain W. H. Bar- ' net', is the officer in charge and he has tweive men working un- j der him. ; Change Time For Services J Effective this week evening ser- . vices at the Southport. Baptist. ( church and at Trinity Methodist <- - v?i,j ot 7-an o'clock . cnurcn win ut. uou ?v - ^ instead of at 8 o'clock. I ' i Gastonia Folks Made Fine Catch 1 A group of sportsmen from Gastonia, consisting of A. D. and R. C. Blanton, Guy C. Killian, \ W. G. Gaston and G. M. Boyd, t made a pretty catch fishing on a the shoals yesterday. They d brought in 50 blues, 56 trout, 6 ii mackerel, 3 drum and 2 sheep- b head. One of the sheephead r weighed ten pounds and the other six pounds. During the morning hours the east wind was blowing and the catch was rather poor until it changed at about noon. issist Officers Whiskey Stills It might be safely said that the swamp hogs are in no sense social-minded or heroic in leading the "revenoors" to the back-woods stills. The "piney wood rooters" are concerned mainly with their own appetites and desires. Indeed, if they pondered the fact that their assistance in leading the agents to the stills might result in an arrest and, consequently, the termination of their mash supply, they might be more hesitant in their welfare work. It is not an unusual signt for the swamp hogs to cut all kinds of capers after they have feasted on the mash from a still. Some people ore of the opinion that the Big Apple and other acrobatic dances owe their, origin to the intoxicated swamp hogs. We would hesitate to pass judgment on this opinion. ___ . J ___ The Pilot Covert Brunswick County * = j $1.50 PER YEAR School Officials ] Asked to Relieve Crowded Classes Miss Annie May Woodside } Was In Raleigh Thu i- (t day For Purpose Of Trying To Secure Additional Teachers I E RELIEF FOR SCHOOL BUSES IS NEEDED j County Mechanic Er.iest Parker, Also Made Raleigh Trip In Effort To Get Additional Conveyances Miss Annie May Woodside, ? :ounty superintendent of schools, I nade a t rip to Raleigh Friday t ind appeared before state school B >fflclals to plea for additional tea- IB :hcrs with which to relievo ever H irowded conditions that exist In tX it least three of the consolidated jl schools of the county . V As a result of her trip one ad- W litlonal member was granted for the grammar school faculty at fl [xland. This makes up for one ]9 teacher lost from that school last . H W. R. Lingie, principal of the OB Southport high school, was with ifl Miss Woodside and presented his ffl :ase for an additional faculty xM member for his grammer grades. > rhere was no immediate relief ! granted, although he was given some hope when school officials |l promised to study his problem on 9 the basis of the first month's g iverage attendance. One other 8 tounty school will receive similar |H ;onsideratlon. , fl County Mechanic Ernest Park- fl sr also was along on the Ral6lgh H trip s id w-' 'h Miss f^ood- H side before the men in charge of W transportation. They asked for jffl additional buses to be put into JH service down here lit Brunswick |H :ounty, but officials decided that '< due to the complexity of their problem all action should be held B in adeyance until L. C. Thornton, iS their representative, could come fl low.a to investigate.. 3 Gdod Catihfes Shrimp And Fish || Several Tons Of Seafood 3S Moved Out Of Southport ft Tuesday Night; Quality tn inferior And Prices Poor About eight tons of dressed Sj ihriinp and a considerable amount 'I H >f mullets and blue fish were nought in yesterday by the fishng fleets, work at the packing I louses was carried on until an j n larly hour this morning and this j U ateness prevented the securing j jf if the exact poundage figures. 9B Some boats brought in caiahes H unning to 40 bushels and the iverage catch per boat approach- 1 w id 18 bushels. . i The quality cf the catchea is H mproving steadily, along with tdfl he daily average per boat. It I S ippears that all there is to keep the buying houses going is the j g lope tna: tne marnet price win mmm soon advance. H Whittlers Bench |g Attracts Artists \ 1? Claude Howell, talented young S Vilmtngton painter, made a beau- j S iful sketch of Whittlers Park J |8 ind its rustic surroundings Sun- I H lay. This makes the seventh time n six weeks that artists have i B ieen drawn to paint the natural ! 9? ustic beauty of this spot. ' 9S (Continued on page four) OS Tide Table! fl OH Following Is the tide table 9 tor Southport during the .anst jiB week. These hours are appro-' t 51 xlmately correct and were for- ?2 niched Hie 8tate Port PMot B through the courtesy of the B Capo Fear Pilot's Association. ? High Tide Low Tt'S 9 TIDE TABIX fl Thursday, September 29 9| 11:34 a. m. 5:02 a. m. ?9 11:41 p. m. 5:47 p. m. 2? Friday, September 80- 9 a. m. 5:52 a. m. jflH 12:27 p. m. 6:3C p. m. 9 Saturday, October 1 fl 12:36 a. m. 6:46 a. m. _ JJ 1:23 |>. m. 7:36 p. m. JS Sunday, October 2 fl 1:34 a. m. 7:45 a. m. S 2:18 p. m. 8:82 p. m. i 9 Monday, October & S 2:30 a. m. 8:48 a. m. jpB 3:12 p. m. 9:26 p. m. fl Tuesday, October 4 I S:26 a. m. 9:38 a. in. Uk! 4:02 p. m. 10:15 p. m. Wednesday, October 5 3 4:18 a. m. 10:80--a. m. fl 4:48 ? m, 11:00 p. m. IB - r I -* B J!