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The State port pilot. (Southport, N.C.) 1928-current, February 08, 1939, Page PAGE TWO, Image 2

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I PAGE TWO I THE STATE PORT PILOT , I Southport, N. G. i PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY < I JAMES M. HARPER. JR., Editor ctorad as second-claw matter April 20, 1B28, at ' the Poet Office at Southport N. C, under 1 the act of March 3, 1879. ] Subscription Rates ONB YEAR ..11.60 1 BIX MONTHS ___ 1.00 THREE MONTHS .70 i 1 ' V ^' I Wednesday, February 8, 1939_ I Tact is what it lakes to know things to ] I say that you will not have to take back, j M We don't know how to take some ppo- i I ]111 , and wouldn't if we could. ; Some people say the anarchists are < ; borintr from within. Most after-dinner t 1 speakers are boring' any way you take 1 j them. 1 The trouble with our educational sysI tern is that for too many girls school tea- ] I just a paid interlude between graduation i I and marriage. ! j When some people rise to their feet in i sc. *4 "/.l./..if 111.ii- avfln't nlVnid 1 Ij" puunc intftriitu nivj ?+ivii v ???*..? | j to express an opinion the only thing they I succeed in proving is that they haven't j | sense enough to be afraid. i Fruitful Meeting ; 1 The progressive citizens of Waccamaw A j and Shallotte townships are elated over } j the results of the electrification meeting \ j held Friday night at Shallotte school, for | at that time they were given assurance { j that something will be done immediately ( I to bring electric power into the more pop- s [ ulous communities of that section. We have always held that the only ; I possible advantages that city, residents I hold over their country cousins is the j convenience provided by electric lights 1 ' and waterworks. Bring these two things ' into your rural home and you have every- 1 | thing?garden, chickens, cows, hogs, fire- ( wood and neighbors you know. We are happy that all signs now point ic toward the early electrification of the f greater part of Brunswick county, and in 1 this connection we believe that the citi- ' j zens should recognize the services of ' Representative Cornelius Thomas who c | has been instrumental in bringing about ^ II this investigations. 1 I Tax Diversion t I In the development of our state in re- V ! cent years the path of progress has been t ? made smooth with good roads and paved \ I highways. If we are to continue to match c I the pace of progress our program of road i I building must continue. I That is one reason why we hate to see 1 I any of the money in the state treasury I diverted from the road fund into the I general fund for current expenses. i Another reason we oppose any attempt I at diversion is that this money was raised I from the motorists with the idea of proI viding them more and better highways C I to travel. The gasoline tax is high, but . I - - 1 1.1- _ J ! J J> I I[> MiiiK as iiiu revenue uerivea irom n . fas used for better roads we have al- 1 fays believed that the ends justified the ( leans. ( Most important among the reasons ' gainst diversion is the fact that this is he entering wedge which promises to ! ompletely undermine any determination ! o keep our state expenses within our ticome. The highway fund will be tapped his time to tide us over an emergency; o finance our state program without raisng taxes. But once this step is taken it ] ets a dangerous precedent for reaching iver into the good roads fund any time he occasion demands and taking out ' nough money to buy our way out of a 1 Brunswick count vis too badly in need ' if better roads for our citizens to be in ! avor of diversion. And about this same question The >Iews Reporter has the following to say: Though the anti-diversionists in the Assembly seem to have suffered defeat n the first skirmish in the Senate finance lommittee, there still seems to be room or considerable thought before the mater is finally settled. Even those inclined toward the exreme in this all important matter of tax liversion will readily admit that there's imple argument in favor of not diverting, limply because when diversion begins, here's going to be little chance tha here will ever be any reduction in th ?xistingvtax on gasoline. However, that certainly is not the big ?est argument against diversion of th lighway funds to the general funds Right here in Columbus county there ar lundreds of miles of small townshi] roads,' not to be classed in a strict sensi is secondary highways, which need at ention. If there appears a surplus in the High ,vay fund, it seems that it could be usei o an excellent advantage in improvinj hese* small township roads, which ar ised extensively, and in certain rain; seasons are hardly passable. There are dozens of such roads here Furthermore, while North Carolina al eady has a great system of highways ii ier boundaries, there are certain section svhich remain to be opened up througl idequate paved highways. Brunswick county and the lower em if Columbus, as well as the other sec ions of the county, cannot be said t lave all the paved roads which they neei for the normal flow of commerce am rade. If the surplus, either existing or antici sated, in the highway funds is diverted t certainly will lessen the chance of eve retting any great amount of work oi hese smaller township roads, and in sec iring any appreciable amount of nev lighways. Feeling Of Relief In three southeastern North Carolim ;ounties we have personal friends win ire county agents and although not om if them has said so in as many words ve believe that each of them is sincerel; rlad that there is 110 tobacco progran 'or him to help enforce this season. Under the set-up of the old AAA pro rram it was imperative that a workinj irganization be established immediately since the county agent's office receives i rood part of its financial support fron he Federal Government this agency wa luickly drafted into service, and over light the men in these positions suddenh 'ound their program changed from ; loctrine of progress and plenty to om >f curtailment. With a flood of administrative duties lumped suddenly in their laps, count; igents 110 longer had time to demonstrate mproved methods, encourage moderi arming nor point out the advantages o iroducing pure bred cows, hogs am hickens. In other words, all the natura tmnfinno /\f Hwiiv irnpp int< lie background by these strange, nev luties. Now it is the old order of things. Bi he time our friends have gone to fame: fones' place and vaccinated eight or tei logs for cholera all of the bitterness ii he farmer's heart as a result of las 'ear's allotment is gone. Maybe it is sonn ither service the county agent is calle< ipon to do. Regardless of what it is, hi >rogram now, we believe, is more to hi iking. Record-Sum marizing Time (Wilmington Star) It is record-summarizing time for 4-1 dub members of North Carolina. L. R. Harrill, state club leader, recent y said that the end of the record perioi n the 1938 National Farm Accountinj :ontest is February 28, and $7,000 ii :ash awards and $1,500 in merchandisi irizes await the winning contestants. "I want to urge 4-H club members t< summarize their records and have then n the office of their club leader, tin 'am or home agent, not later thai 11" T-Ta*n*ill cciirl <<rFho nlnh mom .ucu vii i i, * ?v viuu iiiviu jer's record book should be accompaniei ->y his standard report form, a clea photograph of the contestant, a brief ana lysis or summary of the work showinj :he principal sources of profit and losse ind suggested changes, if any, needed ti make the farm study more profitable." The awards in the National contest ar on the basis of individual accomplish ments and without regard to county, stat or section, with the following prizes oi fered: Merchandise certificates worth $50C $400, $300, $200 and $100 for first t fifth prizes, respectively. In additior there are 100 cash awards of $25 eacl 200 cash prizes of $10 each, and 50 cash prizes of $5 each. "While I know every North Carolin club boy and girl is anxious to win on of these valuable awai'ds, they shoul remember that the greatest achievemer is that which an individual makes ov? his own record," Harrill stated. THE STATE PORT PII Just Amoqg , The Fishermen e , SEEMS RECORD BREAKER ^ A couple of weeks or so I ago a little item appeared P in this paper about a 78 0 pound dolphin being caught by the crew of an oil tanker as the vessel was coming around Frying pan and into Wilmington. The sailor used a piece of white shirt collar J as bait and a picture of the j huge fish was presented this ? columnist in substantiation of | e tlie big fish. Now comes a well-known fishing magazine V which de|>oses and says that | the largest dolphin ever caught was landed by Zane ' Gray, that this fish weighed (ill-pounds. This Zane Gray U catch hap|iens to be exactly 15 pound-, lighter than the Dolphin taken on Frying Pan. II In the picture this local fish j really looks as if It would fi [ weigh more than 200 pounds instead of the 78 which it ~ actually weighed. The picture 0 j Is now in the hands of King r] Feature Service, Inc., in New . York. They will probably L' make an early release on it. With the utmost respect for Zane Gray's ability as a fisherman, we are prepared to I, i emitenil (liat the biggest dot r phin over taken with honk a and line was caught off Frying l'an shoals at Southport. V LOOKS GOOD FOR BASS Local devotees of freshwater bass fishing- are getting more and more optimistic for what they believe this season will offer. A lot of rods and reels are already oiled and limbered up for an early ^ start. As they used to say, it won't be long now until we have 5 some good stories of good catches e of big mouth bass which abound , in the waters of Brunswick coun'' ' A ty. v 1 ! ( HEWED rr HIS HAND j Snakes are always considered by all freshwater fishermen? considered with disX j tate as there is always the . ' possibility of meeting up with ( j some of them while meanderi ing along the hanks of 1 streams. There are only two si or three of the several var_ j ities of snakes that the fisherman should look upon as ' j being especially dangerous. I these are the rattlesnakes, j I col ton-mouth mocassins and adders. The others may give you the cree|ts hut they will 3 do you very little harm. Among his other aceomplishj ments, Churchill Bragaw of Orton is a master at catch1 ing live snakes. He now has f j two or three dozen of the | reptiles in a bov on the ptan, tat ion and when there is any special call f<ir him to do so 1J he gathers the whole mass up in his arms and lets them | stick their tongues out in his fac<> or crawl in his clothe*, i" I His collection Includes several p cotton-mouths and rattle! snakes and he handles these 1 a little more gingerly. One 1 day the past week Mr. t Bra gaw brought out his B snakes to haye their lieauty ' paraded before the camera of ' Bill Sharpe. One of the S reptiles, a 8 or 4 foot grass ? snake, objected to having its beauty sleep broken up and seized him by the hand. On this it chewed away, uke a hull dog would chew on a piece of beefsteak. The many marks of the teeth remained for several days, hut there was no swelling as this sort ' of snake is non-poisonous. PLENTY OF FOLKS , Although there are now only ' two families on Bald Head Island r and two additional men who have -j to leave their families on the mainland so the children can ate tend school, there used to be a lot of people over there accord3 ing to Captain Tommie St. George and other Southporters. As a matter of fact Captain Tommie was 8 bom on the island. In the days 1 VU jjil flLf.1 tUlU SllUIliy UlCICaiLCl the number of inhabitants sometimes ran to as many as a thous' and or more. During Captain r Tommie's earlier days there were always six to a dozen families over there. They made their llvS" ing by fishing and farming, the S latter including the raising of 0 hogs and cows. Trapping also added considerably to the incomes To this day a good trapper could e make a comfortable living on the _ island as the woods are simply full of coon, 'possum and mink. LUCKY SLIP POCOMOKE CITY, Md?The 1 "lucky slip" was drawn for store' keeper Will Hillmar. today and 0 he got $1.38 from a debtor of I, two years standing. , Ten months ago, the dilatory ' customer wrote Hillman that he disliked being dunned. He explained he paid one bill each month. a Names of creditors were written on slips, put in a bucket and one, e the winner, drawn out. d A note with Hillman's check Informed him he should regard himself "very lucky." the other ir slips this month had fallen through ia crack in the bucket 0 X>T. SOUTHPORT, N. C. Southport School News SCHOOL GROUNDS The Students of this school need to take pride in their school grounds. We need to keep the paper and other trash off the grounds. If we see someone else throwing paper down in the yard unthoughtfully we should remind them to keep the yards as clean as possible. We have metal cans I around the building to dispose of paper and we should use these. Let's make an extra effort to keep our school ground spotless. TO PRESENT CARNIVAL The Parent-Teacher Association is putting on a carnival in the school auditorium Friday night at 8 o'clock. The main attraction will be the crowning of the popularity queen. There will be a play presented which was written and directed by Waters Thompson. There will be booths of fancy work, candy and cakes. The proceeds will go for the purchase of much needed playground and athletic equipment. Tickets are now on sale. SAFETY PATROL Last Thursday after chapel exei'cises there was a reorganization of the safety patrol. Under the new arrangement the boys have been on duty faithfully, even r\r? poinu Have Tt ic hnnrvl thflt I it will improve more in the future. ,!l SEVENTH fiRADE "? The seventh grade pupils are . now studying about Africa. In af connection with their work they __ are making a sand table and a frieze that illustrate Africa. The ? sand table illustrates an African village and the frieze divides Africa into three parts. The north- ? ern region is one panel, the central region is the middle panel, ~ and the southern region is the last or third panel. The object of this work is to in give students a better idea of Africa. thl LUNCH ROOM th Recently a lunch room has been opened to provide food free of charge for the indigent and mal- bio nourished children of the school. rVU Lunch room service will be opened in several days to those th? who wish to pay cash for their meals. . the LELAND SCHOOL NEWS 5 wh Radio Program did One week ago last Saturday the the students of Leland high on high school "broadcasted over j radio station WMPD. The pro- j gram was a success, and from f!o< reports in the community every vile ?IC17|IICU lu rujvy il. I'uMiii; m^m the time that the program was being rendered, many requests ? were sent in. The members of the faculty and student-body are very proud that they had this privilege. Debating Club Much interest is being shown on the part of the members of i the debating club. Eight of the members of the clup are now working on the county debate. They are to work up two debates and an elimination contest will be held here in the school auditorium February 20, at 7:30 o'clock. The public is invited to attend this contest. Benefit Supper Thursday night an oyster and chicken supper was served in the school lunch room. The proceeds went to the P. T. A. for use in various school activities. Fiddler's Convention Friday, February 17, an old time Fiddler's Convention will be held in the auditorium of Leland ' high school. Prizes will be award-, ed in various contests, A good time is expected by all. Chapel Program Last Wednesday morning the glee club had charge of the chapel program. It was enjoyed by the entire student body. Year Speeds By The school year is speeding by Monday ended the fifth month of a very happy school year. A large majority of the boys and girls are busy at their work, and the good part about it is they seem to be enjoying it. Re pori euros ana nonor roil will I be given out February 13th. Library Donations Leland high school library is very proud of a set of books donated by Mrs. Joe Varzaal. The books are entitled "Great Men and Famous Women." Miss Durham and Mrs. Sally Lewis, the school librarians, are busy at work on these books. When they are finished they will be of great value to the boys and girls of the school. The library will appreciate any donations it's patrons will make. The very competant librarians can make old books look and wear like new ones. FAULTY From the standpoint of nutrition, 40 to 60 per cent of family diets of white employed city workers appear to be in need of Improvement and the same is true for about 66 per cent of the diets of Negro families, the Federal Bureau of Home Economies found In a recent study. _ c But It's True. (5) BKS. BLANCHE W 'Bcexs- . :.i41i-.uoV-> OF 4SS??ON. A ci. .C? mwxksev. . . /": 4 (~ f\. >r-f HRSWoRUTHE M VyE3ca^J I <*/W BATHING Mt J \l sun fog W I / \ RTARL... SHE iB /^r=g^.) ///?s iftapr ( mMsummR \ ' / jfl vm?&r through mm /\ / gm -TTil-^ *f/?,0D A!A^ sS^' ** -M-1 Bminwr' . w ^ 9 tfWSTBL * ^ v fl - ?- -m-rr^'=y wuin /? moge than two J| **"V mILL ION VEARS OLD BMP 9 .. HAS A PRoP OB WATER H IMPRISONED INITHIN IT,,. S OWNED BR Hg CNOilP fl OF '.EROSf, NEW RORg. fl .7 - MARTIN GieflSoU- ^ ^ y, 'of SWSBURU, AUSTRALIA, 5 CALMED 76VPOUNDS W /O MONTHS--- *""* <?+**> ;# 6 WNU Service As far as doctors could determine, Mr. (ileason wa drank a lot ol brer, ate heavily. He died or heart fai Mrs. Beers is not just old-fashioned. She wore the si prarance of antiquity, decided to sec how far she roi AD LIBBING?(By F Figure this one out?of the eleven girls entered w the P.-T. A. popularity contest only one of tl ;m can really be classed as a blonde and at ni is writing she is leading the field by a number s| votes . . . We wonder if gentlement still prefer | iq ndes! ... A correction we are glad to make: j a o late Dr. Artnur uosner ami nis wire owneu i -e first car in town and not Capt. I. B. Bussels, a we stated last week . . . Thanks a million to be number of local citizens who had a kind word T ouf* previous "Ad tabbing" . . . Has anyone a r found out for sure wnetner it wag Dr. Roy ni aiels or Jimmie Harper who took a tumble ^ ile riding horseback recently . . Things we ^ n't know 'til now:?That the old Fort Caswell J" it dates hack to pre-Civil war days was built | si the stvle of ancient castles, that is, surround- I ti by battlements, moat and draw bridge . . . To j pi oil the moat soldiers received water from Can- tt ^ ^ j ^?They are Healthier and S if?They have many type fac +?They are worth looking o ^?Back Numbers Aren't in I +?They Aren't Afraid To Sf if?They Can Make Or Break if?They Have Much Influenc if?They Carry News Wherev if?If they know anything the Every Guy Should Have Neighbor's Alone! .. . N The State I "YOUR COUNTY N ?? WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY . ] B "PeMfiNT." I is suffering I'rom no disease or fuiietlonal disturhir.;;. n lure shortly alter the end of his sudden period of K lit for three years, found friends re..,..i.i?{ I lid go with it. *rince O'Brien, Jr.) L; ell Creek thru a sluice and flood gates thence? le moat . . . That Ed Weeks toots a hot eian?t . . . That Capt. Barnett, of the Coast GuarJ, >ent several months in a northern city studying w and crime detection . . . Just part of being good coast guard captain . . . While on the abet of the coast guard we understand they have ctatluv-Jack ping pong team! ... It ought to ' good if it is any match for the 0. C. howlers hat Mr. Shannon of the W. B. & S. was once motion picture theatre operator- . . . That a fw iles up the river from Southport on the left ind shore can be seen two old cannon nearly id in the ground . . . P.S.?We would appreciate our letting us in on a few bits of backyard gosp on your next door neighbor . . . Here's hopinr toy can be used in this corner . . . Nothing t'-' rrsortal, you understand, just bits of this ami rat that not everyone knows about. ??I II' Girls Are Like Newspapers * stronger than they used to ho :es N ver demand )eak Their Minds : A Man e er They Go ;y tell it One And Leave His Ioral?Subscribe To ^ort Pilot fEWSPAPER" I j I

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