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THE STATE PORT PILOT '
Southport, N. C.
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY
JAMES M. HARPER. JR., Editor |
BnUared u second-claw matter April 20, 1028, at
the Poet Office -at Southport, N. C., under
the act of March 3. 1870.
ONE TEAR 3160
BEX MONTHS 1.00
THREW MONTHS .78
Wednesday, September 28, 1938
It sometimes takes a good sense of humor
to get out of a ticklish situation.
Some people save their ailments for
Few of us make enough to finance our
The mannerisms of some people often
remind us of birds and animals. Parrots
and vultures and hogs, horses, dogs, foxes
and polecats are the ones ;hat come to
Some people apparently have trouble
(finding anywhere to step save on somebody's
"A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody"?you
* have to listen to both.
Facts frequently ruin the story that is
ia product of hear-say.
A lot of people whose first name is not
James still will take all you will give <
(h Bear hunters and deer hunters should
be careful; that crashing noise they hear ;
coming their way may be just another i
ijf politician out beating the bushes.
I The loudest complaints usually come
from the misinformed.
Add Paving Project
When the highway jjorce iif charge of
paving the Caswell Beach road left last
month with the job incompleted, the prom
mise was made that they would be back
If in the spring to finish the work.
In order that time may be given to conIsider
the project in advance we now suggest
that when the paving crew comes
here early next year that it look into the
matter of paving that short cut between
highway No. 130 and the Wilmington
iry i onu, running nuin ui. i-'usiitri & nuuftc iu
ffjjf a point in front of the county home.
Everyone coming from toward WilH
mington who knows about this short cut
Kj uses it when headed for Caswell Beach
or any point over that way. The same :
general use is made when traffic is headH
ed in the other direction.
Here is a half-mile of paving that will
1$ prove a big convenience to the public.
R Child Safety
The Baptist church corner becomes the
focal point of child safety in Southport
J several times each day as children pass
back and forth on their way to and from
This corner, which is one of the busiest
I in town, should be given a little special
I supervision. Children are irresponsible
HI and sometimes drivers are heedless of
j danger. This intersection should be at
3 least plainly marked, and a better plan
I might be to station a traffic director there
I during the busy hour.
And while we are on the subject of
I child safety we have a word of warning
I' for the skaters. We notice that your num|
ber is continually on the increase. Your
best chance for survival is to skate on the
sidewalk. If you find these limits too confining,
then ask your parents to co-opeI
rate with the parents of the kid next door
and ask the city officials to mark off the
I end of Moore Street west of the stop sign
| for regular skating periods. We believe
I that this can be arranged, because most
I motorists will not mind the inconvenience
I of a one-block detour half as much as
I they will mind dodging you on every
I paved street in town.
I Newspaper Vs. Gossip
During our early school career it fre|
quently was our misfortune to find ourI
selves in some difficulty with some fellow
I student or our teacher, or both. With the
I prospects of unfavorable report reaching
the ears of our parents, we soon discover
ed the best thing for us to do was ti
hurry home and give our own version be
fore the other side had told its story. W<
knew that nobody else could possibly pre
sent our side with the same degree o
sympathy and understanding.
It is this same principle which persuad
es us to believe that your local newspape
is your most dependable clearing hous<
for authentic information.
Rarely is it possible to completely sup
press a story for which the public hung
ers. True, it may be told to everyone a
a deep secret, but eventually it will maki
its rounds. And news that is circulated ii
this manner is sure to become distortei
If something weie to happen to us am
we had every reason in the world not t<
want the public to batter and drag thi
story of it about in the filth of gossip, th<
first place, we would go would be to ou
local newspaper. Thez-e we would taki
the editor into our confidence. Frequent
ly his advice in how to handle the matte
will be valuable; always he will appi-e
ciate your confidence. Then before ou
unwilling story had been made the priv
ate property of scandle-mongers wi
would have an accurate, true statemen
for all men to see.
We'd tell our story first.
Go To Church
Cool fall days ai-e here and no longe
does the weather excuse our lack o
church attendance. We are now forced b
meet our conscience face to face.
Too many of us look upon going t-i
church as a duty that may be shunnei
with the slightest excuse. We cheerfull;
admit that the church is our finest in
stitution and that regular attendance i
a quality to be admired?in somebod;
But suppose we lived in one of the for
eign countries where churches either hav
been banned or placed under such stric
supervision that they have long since los
their religious identity. The very though
of this oppression makes our blood boil
and for the moment we become zeaiou
The more thoughtful citizens of ou
community know that the influence of th
Christian religion has been the stronges
factor in the advancement of our civiliza
turn. The church has been the mediun
through which it always has worked.
One hour spent in church each Sunda;
morning is our best spent time of th'
week. Your preacher who has taken hi
sermon lesson from the greatest of al
Books is sure to bring you some though
during his discourse that will be food fo
your mind. But even in the absence if i
single inspiring idea, a period spent ii
thoughtful meditation upon the bette
things in life is sure to fortify your sou
for the week that is ahead.
For every poor excuse you can dig u]
for remaining away from church, then
are a hundred good reasons why yoi
New Industries '
A total of 92 new indnstripa loontpd 11
North Carolina during the first eigh
months of 1938, indicating that industr;
is watching North Carolina and tha
much may yet be expected in the year
In addition, 53 plants in operation buil
additions to their establishments. The fig
ures are official, coming from J. T. An
derson, industrial engineer in charge o
the division of commerce and industry ii
the department of conservation and de
Anderson estimates that the total capi
tal invested in the new plants and addi
Mono ic nlnoa frv Q1H rtAA AAA nr mnvo fVioi
$1,000,000 a month. New hosiery mill
represent most of the expansion of indus
try in the state.
The state's record is encouraging
Every new mill that succeeds means nev
jobs, more payrolls, more purchasers am
more money with which to purchase.
Need we iterate that Columbus count;
should be getting some industry, that thi
county has gotten none of these 92 nev
industries although conditions are idea
for their location in this county?
Usually a woman's desire to go on j
strict diet is always strongest just afte
a good meal.
Everyone seems to be waiting for Hit
ler to declare war and all the time w
thought Japan showed the world it wa
old fashioned to go through such a foi
CLL* - ,
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PORT PILOT. SOUTH
? Just Among
s The Fishermen
Securing figures on the tonnage
- of shrimp shipped from Southport
r is an easy matter. This product
all leaves for the northern markets
in 100 pound boxes and the
boxes must bear tax tags to the 1
. amount of 15 cents. The tax tags 1
afford an easy and accurate '
means cf checking up.
g NO CHECK ON FISH
Shipments of mullets and
1 other fish d6 not require the 1
i payment of taxes. There now 1
are a dozen or more commer- '
cial fisheries along the coast 1
, of Brunswick, in addition to 1
* hundreds of independent fish0
ernien. It would be an intere
esting sidelight on the resources
of Brunswick county ,
e if there were some means of
P getting accurate figures on [
the weekly shipments of fish.
e There does not seem to be
any way of getting this Inj.
formation. Still, it is hoped 1
that all fisheries malting cat- 1
ches of twenty thousand 1
r pounds or more will report '
the matter to this paper. Reports
of unusual catches of
e any sort of fish and shrimp
t are also welcomed. !
NICKLE TIME AGAIN
With the shirmping season definitely
on it may be said that
nickle time is here again. It is
no news that all of the shrimp 1
j packing houses pay off their labor 1
Y each day with nickels. It is all '
j? piece work, the completed peice
being a bucket full cf headed !
5 shrimp and the picker receiving '
a nickel as fart as the buckets '
_ are delivered at the washing vats. '
J To carry on the daily business j'
3 the bank will soon be calling for
,r thousands of nickels daily from .
other banks. The most common ;
" form of currency for barter at ,
S the stores will be nickels. Some '
y of the nickels will pass and re- ;
pass through the wet hands of
the pickers so often that they
- will have a far from pleasing
B smell when they become dry.
t NO BED OF ROSES
t While it is hoped that the
. present form of organization
for the shrimp boats will re1,
suit In bringing better prices
g to the producers. It should be
kept in mind that no shrimp
buyer has ever made a forT
tune in the business at j
e Southport. The buyers do not
. have any bed of roses. He is
the man who has to see to it
that the pickers and other
(1 workers are paid off every
day, and that the boatmen ]
shall receive their money evY
ery Saturday. There are
g times when he makes good ,
money for short periods. Likewise,
there are times when, '
1 in order that the boats may
t work, he has to face a loss.
1 WANT NO REGISTRATION !
a The Civic Club has objected to ,
1 the State Employment service ,
against an indiscrfmate registration
of boats as available for the
carrying out of sport fishing parties.
It was the proposition for
one of the officials to some here,
make a survey and register the
B craft. The purpose was to refer
j fishing parties to this and that
boatman. Objections were because
not all of the boats were equipped '
to give service. It was felt that
many parties would come in for j
disappointment on their trips here '
and that their going home dis- j
1 satisfied would injury all efforts
, to build up. In other words, it is ]
1 felt that long distance control i
tr of the nnrtv hno f
^ ?uuv uuonicaa, 1 rum I J
Raleigh, will not work out for (
t development. 1
FEEL PERSONAL LOSS |,
Reports of last week's hur- (
^ rlcane on the coast of New j t
England, the same hurricane i
that missed Southport by a 1
matter of two hundred miles, It
Is causing a feeling of per- <
f sonal loss to many of the i
local water-front frequenters. > t
1 These reports tell of the total
loss or serious damage to | (
several hundred boots, these i
craft being mostly pleasure j
boats and sport fishermen. 11
The greatest destruction to j i
boats Is credited to Provi- t
1 denee, R. I. It happens that
g some 18 sport fishing boats It
and small yachts from Pro- t
vidence are regular callers at
Southport twice each year. It j (
is very prouoLle that many 11
of the local visitors from Pro- i 1
' vidence and other points up 1
i the coast are lost. f
A LITTLE MORE CAUTION |f
' Southport has never had a hur-1 '
e ricane. It is said that no life has j*
V ever been lost in Southport during <
i and as a result of a storm. This |
Is gratifying but it still does not '
guarantee that a hurricane won't j '
a strike some day or that no lives;
will be lost. Up the coast last j1
week the hurricane struck with 1
r appalling suddenness. Newspaper 1
reports credited 700 boats with
being destroyed. With the same 1
storm passing off Southport and j1
no one here knowing just how''
far away it was or just where I'
e it might strike, many of the local j'
boats went outside and worked .
their trawls all day until they
' were actually forced in. The time 1
may come when it will be shown '
I, r ~r trr > M xSEti y' ?' - "
PORT, N. C. '
There is need for a vocational
training course in the Southport
high school. Only about one-third
of the students who graduate here
are able to attend college, and
:hose who must begin at once to
make their own living do not
stand much of a chance of getting
a worthwhile job. The case
would be different if there were
a course in brick laying, mechanics,
wood working and other manual
work. The person who knows
some trade has a much better
chance to secure a job.
CARK OF THE SCHOOL
Southport has a very attractive
school building and we hope everyone
is interested in keeping
it that way.
The pupils are careful about
the walls and try to keep them
clean. The grounds could be kept
cleaner if the pupils and those
who pass by would refrain from
hrowing unnecessary waste on
Some suggest that a garden
club be appointed to beautify the
THE LIBRARY 5
Southport is very fortunate in
having a library .in which the a]
students have opportunity d'lr- hi
ing the day to read and enjoy
some of the books. This library
Is very well equipped with six
sets of encyclopedia, books of religion,
poetry, history, science, biography
and fiction. This year gi
a library fee of twenty-five cents F
was charged each student for the t|
use of the books. ^
Miss Annie Newton, our librar- d,
Ian, has mended and repaired the ^
worn books so that they look ^
like new ones. The students this jr
year are trying to keep the library
in a good condition so they
will be proud of it. ^
The library is not only used se
for reading purposes but also forjtj
a study hall, where each student j
Has nlentv of time for nrenanng j v
the next day's assignments. j g
MARGARET WATTS & LOUISE ti
This year we have a new subject;
Business and Commercial w
Arithmetic. We had this subject tc
two years ago but last year it
was omitted from the subject. ^
In this course the students are
learning new ways of checking ?
addition and subtraction, new .
short-cut methods of adding and
subtraction. All of this is to try
to increase speed as well as accuracy
in our everyday arithmetic,
rhis will help us even more if we
ever have a job working in an
office, keeping books or any kind
of commercial work. Later on in
the year the students will study
checks and banking, on the whole
[ think that it is going to be a
'/ery interesting as well as helpful
and useful subject.
The Bolivia school enrollment
s 431 with 128 in high school,
rhis is the largest enrollment in
;he history of the school.
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Tucker,
Robert Randall and Norman
Ihadwick, high school teachers,
md Miss Virginia Hewett, sec)nd
grade teacher, are new members
of the school faculty.
Mr. Tucker is principal and is
perfecting an organization that is
expected to do splendid work for
Mr. Randall will be girls basket
jail coach, and Mr. Chadwick
>oys coach. Although several of
>ur players graduated in the sprng,
we expect to have two good
earns trained for the season.
Messrs. Tucker, Randall and
Chadwick have planned a well
ounded athletic program for tne
'ear including football, baseball,
lasKeioan ana otner sports, uur
tew gymnasium will be ready for
.he basket ball season.
Some materials are already on
.he campus for the new agriculural
Agriculture will be an added
;ourse next year, with a well
iquipped year around teacher.
Boys who for various reasons
lave stopped school are urged to
tnroll for this course.
A moven ent has been started
'or an accredited elementary,
ichool. Some equipment has been
>ought, and more will be added
luring the year.
The P.-T A. is interested in
;his project and will aid in every
The P.-T. A. is also working
'or a standard association this
rear. Mrs. M. B. Robbins is the
Much improvement has been
loted on the campus. All woodwork
on the school nuilding and
:eacherage has been newly paint:d.
The yards have been cleaned
if grass and weeds.
that it was the part of wisdom H
:o pay. more heed to weather l|
jureau pmall craft warning. y
=??/ I THOUGHT Vfc
- you WE'RE NEVER )-^=
The faculty and student body right now.
ppreciate Mr. Kinney Lewis O'Brian Evans
aving the school yard mowed. in the CCC at >
home confined v
Freeland News larla but is som
we hope Will soi
Freeland, Sept. 28?Miss Mag- assume his dutL
ie Babson, of Freeland, and The regular fa
loyd Inman of Sea Side eloped inSs began at N
? Conway, S. C. Sunday and; 'st churf J5""*
ere married. Mrs. Inman is a *Y?rend Mr. Gc
. 1 We note mor<
mghter of Mr. ami Mrs. ^eu. interest in scho,
r. Babson, of Freeland. Mr. In- -n the past as ,
lan is a son of the late Albeit young folks
rnian, of Sea Side. Uvo or three y,
Tobacco farmers having sold tul.ning. to clas
leir weed, and incidentally not s-on
iving enjoyed a very prosperous ' '
ason are now turning toharves- CT Tpni
ng and gathering of other crops SUrrL
Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Wilson,
[rs. J. D. King and Mr. ana Mrs. Supply, Sept.
ailey King were visiting rela- Cannon is recoi
ves in South Carolina Sunday home from a rec
Coy Formyduval is finishing Elbert Kirby t
Is home. old Harry Robin
W. M. King had the misfortune on U. S. Highwi
eek. The revival at
> lose a fine mule one night last 1st church closed
There is lots of sickness, colds, ,ing >vas by tfi
lalaria, etc, in our community Jones, of Wilmir
/ > JjHk
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special nine months subscription fo
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I SOUTHPORT, N, C.
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WEDNESDAY, SEPT 2& ,, ???[ j(r
i a as " j ? H
pastor the Reverend if. f\ -L. ,
i, wiav is emuAicu , son. |9|
lew Holland is at urnuft 1 raK
iau . j i Willie Mills has m. veu in:
- u-^1" ! recently ^completed bun^,,
c w.nc. """ ?~ Mrs Kills ueninn ian
be able to re-i after spending sometime .a
es at camp. : Brunswick County Hospital j^Hg.
ill series of meet-; treatment.
Tew Britain Bapt-1 Mrs- Leo F, ink kR'
ty night with the; Sunday front the Brunswick
ire holding forth. | ^ Hospita'. HE
i than the usual Robert Hawes lias accept# |H-|:
ol than has been Postion in R. Galloway's store II |
,ve see several of Mrs. J. J. Hawes and daugfe#^^&s
who dropped out I^'-ra Lee. have returned
ears ago are re- \isit with l.ci pan-nts ?HEV
ses in this ses- Ze^"lon' |hN
The R. W. McKeithan hoar
Supply has been torn down
y rvTC\T/c a new house is ,>,inK <'.in>,.ni&M|j
I ilHWu ed on the same site hy Mrs
28?Mrs. J. H.
uperating at her APPENDIX TO.MlKs ijE
ent tonsilar oper- Two operations for the rr.stsH|
al of appendix were perfong^^M
ias opened up the during the past week at
son store station Brunswick County Hospital.
ly 17. tor Fulford, son of Mr. 1 I
Mt. Pisga'n Bapt- Lucian Fulford, of. Supply ?:;H0
Sunday. Preach- operated on Sunday. Clyde WattiBi
le Reverend Mr. of Ash, underwent a similar cpe-^^B
igton, and by the ation Monday. MB
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