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ft Superior (
r sentelle Was Called
T.j-v Because Of His
Wtler's Death And R. I.
J Was Called BeB*^
Of Cranmer Death
WL is ON BENCH
lis E*Pecied TJ?atrlThls
I Will Come To Close
Bar Had Planned To
Clear The Docket
U, John J Burney returned
iay to preside
K" 'October term of Bruns
"countv Superior court, his
.Lai appearance here s.nce
K elected last November.
KT, to clear a crowded dock "
h a combination of long
",-d hard work hit a snag
uomiav when R. E. Sentelle
K k"ed " to Waynesville beI
th0 critical illness of
Blather Tuesday R. I. Mintz
B- shreveport. La., because
K'death of E. H. Cranmer.
B-ssf* in which these two
tt:e -. to res ted were con a
Hall, colored, pleaded guil
charges of larceny but his
r James was freed. Alex
.,: the theft of scrap lead
?nf of the commercial fer ..,orks
in this county.
BL rase against S. Waddell
!e to vaccinate his dog
Simmons, white, was
ivith assaulting Lindsey
,n amicible agreement
:ted between the two
they divided the court
lna Gray and daughter,
lewett. were charged
ssion of whiskey for the
f sale. Judgment of not
is entered as to Mrs.
n the state was unable
ong with its case. The
med a similar verdict
se against the. younger
Clemmons, white, pleadto
charges of possestoxicating
liquor for the
f sale. Sentence of two
the roads was suspendpayment
of a fine of
ilf at this term of court
ther half at the April,
. the payment of the
upon the further con:
the defendant remain
ehavior for five years.
! against Harry Robinfor
t adjourned Tuesday
the jury was deliberattse
of Paul McDowell,
ged with bastardy.
k Two Days
Low Prices Paid By
krthern Market Made
Operations Resumed On
^ Mhports great shrimp
on a strike Friday an
^BHay. but not through any
^ftct local causes. It simply
wi that the wholesale houses
Baltimore. Washington, New
K and Philadelphia felt that
^fc *ere the only outlets for the
^ Oiport product and that they
set the price that local deal
co-jld pay the fishermen. This
*' "2. apparently, resulted in
teuton to not pay the local
enough for their truck
to permit them to pay the
^nnen more than a dollar pet
boatmen felt that they
not work for a dollar pei
and they tied up theii
all went to work again
^(resuming work it is under ?
that they had assurance
they would get more thar
^llar per bushel.
j16 catches both Monday anc
*t'lay ran fairly high. The
per boat appears to have
to somewhere about 25 bush
boats getting up^Bjto
of 40 bushels and other!
"% as low as 15. The qual
*" catches of blue fish an
king made this week a
^Btohi weather is seemingly
to good catches of mul
Va" along the coast.
Ms. Henry Goodwn
^ uatniield, N. J., announce th<
o! a son, Stuart Lind, oi
?l*r so. Mrs. Goodwin ii
Jjwir.er Claire Lind of South
ses Continued 1
s Called Away,
ifl $ifl^ 1
JOHN J. BURNEY
Funeral Here For
E.H. Cranmer, Jr.
Eldest Son Of Judge And
Mrs. E. H. Cranmer Was
Killed Tuesday Morning
In Shreveport, La.
j Word was received here Tuesday
morning that Edward H.
Cranmer, Jr., eldest son of Judge
I and Mrs. E. H. Cranmer, was in'stantly
killed at Shreveport, La.,
! by one of the men who worked
for him at the city water plant,
j where he was resident engineer.
First reports was that he had
been stabbed by a worker who
had run amok, but according to
the AP dispatch from the Louisanna
city he was shot in the
chest by Walter L. Polk who
gave as his reason for the shooting
a notice that members of his
department would have to take a
physical examination. The coroner
quoted Polk as saying that
he feared he might lose his job
because at- poor -eyesight. He is.
charged with murder.
Yesterday afternoon Pearce
Cranmer, brother, and R. I.
Mintz, brother-in-law of the slain
man, left for Shreveport to assist
with funeral arrangements.
A cablegram yesterday from
Judge and Mrs. E. H. Cranmer,
I who have been visiting: their
j daughter, Mrs. E. H. Arrington,
I in Panama, advised to prepare
I the body for burial at Southport.
This left funeral arrangement! ,
indefinite, pending the arrival at ,
Shreveport of Judge and Mrs. (
Cranmer, who were expected to
fly to that place before continuing
home to Southport. It is ex- 1
pected that the funeral will be j:
held the last of the week in ]
(Continued on page 4)
- - n
At Fish Fry
Entertained Last Tuesday
Afternoon By Fletcher J
Gore At Howell's Point'
With Fine Fish Fry !i
Members of fythagras Lodge
and members of the Live Oak
Chapter Order Eastern Star enjoyed
a fish fry given in their
honor at Howell's Point Tuesday
by Fletcher Gore.
Chief chef for the occasion was :
Archie Evans. i
Those attending were Mr. and '
j Mrs. R. X. Mintz, Mr. and Mrs. ]
J. W. Ruark, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. i
J Henry, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Russ, :
Rev. and Mrs. E. M. Hall, Mack
Reynolds and family, C. Ed. i
! Taylor, Mrs. George Y. Watson, i
Mrs. W. G. Butler, - Mrs. Katie <
, i Leiner, Mrs. W. E. Knox and i
. Mrs. Annie K. Vitou.
Geo. H. Gray, J
Of Deeds, Soi
I George H. Gray of Pitts>
burgh, Penna., was in South>
port Tuesday talking over old
i times with Harry L. Mintz, Jr.,
. Brunswick county's young Regi
ister of Deeds. And, strangely
. enough, their chief topic of conversation
was the duties of that
; office; for more than a quarter
i of a century ago Mr. Gray was
r elected Register of Deeds fol.
lowing a campaign during
which he canvessed the county I
pn a bicycle.
After serving for two years,
j Mr. Gray ran for re-election in
i 1912 against his brother-in-law,
i John Jenrette, and again was
9 the successful candidate. In
- 1914 he was defeated by W. H.
Walker as he was elected for
i .. '
REA Puts OK On
Final Approval Given Rural
For First Section
Of Power Lines
16 CARLOADS OF
'helps Dodge Coppor Products
Company Will Furnish
475 Miles of Wire
To Furnish The
The Rural Electrification Adninistration
has approved a contact
between the Brunswick
Electric Membership Corporation
>f Shallotte and Melvin F. Burjess,
of Boone, for building the
"Irst section of the project which
s to serve 1,009 members in
3runswick, Columbus and Bladen
bounties, and consists of 324
niles of lines.
The first section of the project
s for 190 miles of lines to serve
lome 600 members. The successul
bid was $119,737 and includes
naterials and labor.
The total cost, with substation,
neters an doverhead added, will
>e $139,230. This is an average
>f $734 per mile. R. E. A. has
lotified the engineers to have
vor kstarted at once. The conract
for the work calls for its
:ompletion by the late fall.
Two apropriations or allotments
iave been made on this project:
>ne of $171,000 on the 11th of
rfay, and another for $95,000 on
The Gulf States Creosoting
Company will furnish 36 carloads
if poles; Phelps Dodge Copper
Products Company will furnish
ibout 475 miles of wire, and
Vestinghouse Electric Company
vill ship 308 transformers, rangng
from 1><2 kva to 5 kva.
Construction of these lines will
irovide nearly 21,000 man hours
if employment in direct labor
All who wish to get service
rom the new lines should sign up
or it at once and make arrangenents
for wiring and plumbing
nststllations. The route of the
ine is now being laid out, and
he network is planned to reach
ireas where enough member service
contracts have been signed
o make construction economicaly
feasible. If insufficient con;racts
have been signed in any
jarticular area, the lines will be
outed Another way.
Experience has indicated that
jsually a number of requests for
service oome in after construction
has started. These requests
:annot ordinarily be granted until
the contractor finishes building
the project as planned and
laid out before his crews arrive.
Priority must be accorded those
lines for which service contracts
are signed up early. Construction
of other lines must depend upon
the availability of funds after
the main project is built.
r\ . T"1
Rev. And Mrs. E. M. Hall
And Col. And Mrs. Earl
Brown Have Given Valuable
Books To Southport
About one hundred and twentyfive
books have recently been
donated to the Southport Public
Library. They are not new books
but most of them are in good
condition and the others will be
Col. and Mrs. Earl Brown gave
quite a few of these books including
a five set of the works
of Alexander Dumas and a set of
the works of Washington Irving.
(Continued on page 4)
the first two years of his 14year
tenure of office.
Mr. Gray is visiting in Brunswick
county while on a vacation,
and this trip was made
possible by politics?at least,
the vacation was. Mr. Gray
was a member of the State
Highway organization in Pennsylvania
under the Democratic
administration of Governor
Earle. Following the shake-up
of the last election he was
thrown out of his job, and he
decided that before he started
bifik to work he would come
down to Brunswick county.
North Carolina for a visit. He
has been fishing on Bald Head
J News paper I
Southport, N. C., We<
BdM Wf -
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ARTIST?R. 0. Johnso
above standing beside his
exhibited during the Fourth
Southport drug store windov
R. O. Johnson, Former Com
ty Post, American I
R. O. Johnson of Southport has
gained considerable recognition
for his painting "Zero" which is
now on exhibit at the Wilmington
The painting is highlighted
with daring color that strikes
home to the heart of the observer
the horror of a bursting shell, the
ruthlessness of war.
The painting has been called
"Zero" by the painter, because it
represents just that to the doughWinnabow
W. W. Wells Succumbed
Early Thursday Morning
To Injuries Sustained
When His Auto Overturned
A coroner's jury in session here
Friday night found that Woodrow
W. Wells, 24-year-old resident of
the Winnabow section, came to
his death as a result of injuries
sustained in an automobile accident
caused by his own carelessness
Wells died in the Dosher Memorial
Hospital Thursday morning
following an accident which
occured on the Sou tn port-Wilmington
highway about four miles
from town. He was alone at the
time and there were no eye-witnesses
to the mishap.
Skid marks on the side of the
road indicate that the machine
apparently got out of control as
the man attempted to take the
curve about a mile the other side
of the county home. The car, a
1936 Chevrolet coupe, overturned
several times and was demolished.
The driver sustained a concussion
of the brain, a fractured
arm, fractured leg and chest injuries
and no hope was held out
for his recovery during the few
hours preceeding his death.
Survivers include: his mother,
Mrs. E. E. Steiner, his stepfather,
Rudolph Wells; his wife,
Mrs. Gladys Wells; four brothers:
Glen, of Wilmington, Rupert, of
Whitaker, Stacy and Louis, of
Wilmington: five sisters: Mrs. Anna
Ruth Brooks, of Seaside, Lilly
May, Edith Catherine, Ellen, and
Edna Wells, all of Wilmington.
Called Away By
Mother s Illness
Mrs. R. A. Sentelle, 91, died at
her home at Canton late Monday
afternoon, her death resulting
from the infirmities of old age.
She was the widow of a Baptist
preacher who died two years ago,
after the couple had been happily
married for some sixty-four
Among the surviving children
is a son. Attorney R. E. Sentelle
of Southport. He was advised of
his mother's serious illness Monday
at noon and left immediately
for Canton. His mother died while
he was enroute there.
A. L. Simmons of Southport
has been a patient at Dosher
Memorial Hospital since Friday.
n A Good Com
inesday, October 4th,
Tower Painting I
flHH!9^Kl?i&rpi^H% 4 ^ * '^il
ffl| s%&- k jj :
n, of Southport, is shown !
painting "Zero" which was j
of July season in one of the
r S. c
n Exhibits ;
y Of A Soldier;
? - B ! 1 O
mander Ut BrunswicK i^oun^egion,
boy, whose face is shown in j
I agony as life is blasted from his
) body. There is an implied meanI
ing from the title, and that is
j the nothingness that comes to the '
soldier who has given his all and <
The picture was painted for the i
art gallery in the memorial tower
at State College, where Mr. John- '
son attended school, and soon will
be presented to Col J. W. Harrelson,
dean of State College.
P.-T. A. Meeting
Members Meet To Decide
On Plan To Follow In 1
Conducting Lunch Room :
Project At Waccamaw '
The Waccamaw P.-T. A. met j
.in a call meeting on Monday ,
I evening, September 25, The main
topic for discussion was to adopt .
a plan upon which the operate '
the lunch room this year. After
presenting two or three plans for j
operation, it was unanimously decided
to operate it with the aid of
W. P. A. funds.
It was supported in this fashion '
1 * ?????? nvl rwnirnrl tmrV Coti.Q.
i ictoc ycai aiiu pv*?u ?v?j uu..~ .
[factory, both for the convenience
and best interest of all students.
The committee was asked to for- j
mulate plans for commencing the 1
project as soon as possible.
The P.-T. A. is striving to '
make it possible for all students
who may desire a hot lunch to
be able to buy it and at the
same time provide for the less
fortunate and undernourished
The association's main objective
for this year is to help raise
the standard of the school in
every way possible, through the
.purchase of books and supplies.
| The association is also trying
to increase its membership, and it
was very encouraging to have so
many join at the recent meeting, j
It is hoped that others will join |
and attend regularly, and assist
j in the efforts the P.-T. A. is undertaking
for the good of the
The program committee has
; planned a program for the October
meeting which will be Octj
ober 16. ,
In a special session of Recorder's
court here Friday the case
against Joe Suggs, colored, for
possession of intoxicating liquor
[ for sale was nol pressed. Similar
| action was taken against Ethel
Richard Hankins, colored, was
found guilty of parking a truck
on the highway and was taxed
with the costs.
Orie Jones, colored, pleaded
i guilty to charges of driving withI
out operator's license. He was
taxed with costs.
.j Frank Sullivan, white, was
| tried for bastardy but prayer for
judgment was continued.
Sheriff To Take
ollows Up Action Of Lai
Monday When Three Sic
Machine Case Defendant
Were Found Guilty An
BROUGHT IN COUR
udge Walter M. Stanalan
Says That He Is Going
To Rid County Of
Following up his program
!rive all illegal slot machines ai
in tables out of Brunswii
ounty, Judge Walter M. Stan
and signed an order Friday c
ecting Sheriff Dillon L. Gam
o take up all machines of tb
Following is his order: "Y<
ire hereby instructed to take i
,11 machines in Brunswick cou
y commonly known as slot m
hines, which pay off themselv
ir which register and the pr
irietor or operator pays off, al
o arrest the proprietor or ope
itor of the place where sir
nachinc is operated."
In Recorder's court last Mo
lay Judge Stanaland convicted
lefendants in slot machine cas<
ined them $100.00 each, tax
:hem with the court costs a
:onfiscated and ordered their m
:hines destroyed. Later he rem
:ed one-half the fine in each 1
In giving this order to Sh<
ff Ganey, Judge Stanaland tc
the law enforcement officer tt
le not only wanted the gambli
nachines now being operated
the county, but that he want
svidence of the illegal operati
5f this equipment.
Local Rector In
Rev. A. H. Marshall
Scheduled To Under
Major Operation Tod
In Veterans Hospital
News of the serious illness
Rev. A. H. Marshall, widi
known Southport Episcopal]
rector, will be received with gt
eral regret. A letter from M
Marshall to friends in Southp<
yesterday advised that he v
undergo a major operation
the Veteran# Hospital in Colu
bia, S. C., today. Since he v,
taken to the hospital by M
Marshall ten days ago he 1
undergone one minor operati
ind has been unconscious part
The Rev. Mr. Marshall is si
fering from a serious form
stomache trouble. He recently i
flerwent treatment in northe
hospitals and it was felt at t
time that his trouble had be
checked. Since returning
Southport from the north he h
apparently, been in his accusto
ed health until ten days ago.
Preaching service will be hi
Sunday A. M. at 11:30 at N
Hope. The revival services bei
held there in which Rev C.
Storey, D. D., of Wilmington
the guest preacher, will cl(
with the evening service at 7
o'clock. The public is cordially
vited to attend.
There will be no service Si
day night in the Southpi
The first time that Judf
John J. Burney came here 1
hold court was about four ar
one-half years ago right afti
he had been elected solicitor i
the eighth, judicial distric
When lunch time came he gi
up with Register of Deeds 1
I. Mintz and went around I
the Howey House for his noo:
That was a custom which 1
followed on each visit to Soutl
port as solicitor, so Monday i
noon he headed for his favorii
boarding house on the wate
He walked right in withoi
knocking and sat down in ti
living room. Mrs. R. I. Mint
with whom he is well acquain
ed, came in and they began
conversation. Finally the judj
said that he believed he wou
go ahead and eat and not wa
for Rudolph, and Mrs. Mint
knowing of the occasionally ta
diness of her husband, thoug!
ISHEO EVERY WEDNESDAY
Farmers Go Tc
s" Decide Whetl
? Control To
d Reunion Of Old
Registers Of Deeds j
Young Harry Mlntz is new
d In his office of Register of
Deeds, but if any perplexity j
had come up Tuesday he could
have had the benefit of much
experience, for on that day
to there were five former Registers
uj of Deeds in Southport.
,k One was his brother, R. I.
a. Mlntz, who recently resigned v
lj. the office. Another was W. H. l
Walker, who held the office |r
[jg longer than any other man. i
George H. Gray, the man whom 1
3U Mr. Walker Succeeded; John I1
Jp Jenrette, who proceeded Mr. jx
n. Gray, and C, Ed. Taylor, who I
a. held that office before Mr. Jen- f
eg rctte's election.
* Warren Dosher \
Is Buried Here;
Was Fatally Injured In (
Garage Accident Satured
i j. e i
| aay ai n asmiig ivn} ? *- .
111 eral Monday From Mctha"
it- ( j
In-I Warren Dosher, son of Mr. and ,
Mrs: W. E. Dosher, of Soutbport, (
was fatally injured Saturday ,
' ' afternodn in Washington when hej,
>1(1 was crushed beneath his automo- -]
iat bile. <
ng j According- to reports of the
in tragedy, Dosher was making some <
etj repairs to . his car, which was being
held up by a rope attached <
on to a rafter. When this gave way 1
he was beneath the machine
which crushed down upon him, <
snuffing out his life. I
The deceased was 34 years of
diage. He was born and reared <
in South port, and following his <
education it. N. C State College 1
he- was employed for a number
|# of years at the Quaddy Dam I
project ip Mainer Moss recently <
* j he had been employed by the '
I state highway commission until
he left that organization two 1
j month ago to accept a position I
'with the district U. S. Army en- 1
? 'gineers. At the time of his death '
y jhe was at Washington at the
an !head of a survey party. ..[
:n" i He is survived by his wife
rs' 'and one son, his father and
P ! mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
| Dosher, by two, brothers. Dr. W.
In S. Dosher, Wilmington, and G. R.
m" Dosher, South port; and one sister, 1
,as Mrs. S. H. Veazey, Wilmington.
rs' (Continued on page 4)
?" Seven Members
in- ^ ^ r' (
irn ~ w ~
he Three flew tract icing Alien
torneys Added To List At
to Southport Within Past
as' Irw Weeks
Dwight McEwen, well known as j
court stenographer, who has been ,
practicing law at Wilmington law ,
eld at Wilmington and Whiteville the i
ew past three years, opened law of- |
ng fices here Saturday. Miss Mar- ]
A. garet Dosher, formerly with the ,
is late Robert W. Davis, has a posi- ,
>se tion with Mr. McEwen whose of- ]
:30 fice is in the old Hood building. ]
in- Rudolph I. Mintz, who resigned ]
the office of Register of Deeds a ,
in- month ago to take up the pracort
tice of law, has opened his office
(Continued on page 4)
r Had Dinner At
House, As Usual
je that might be a good idea
to They went in and sat down at
id the table.
jr The meal was just getting
sf underway when Judge Bumey
it. asked how was Mrs. Howey*
at That was a normal question,
S. and Mrs. Mintz told him that
to she was getting along just fine,
i- Then, "And where is Mrs.
Howey today", Judge Bureny
le asked ?
i- "Down at her house, I supit
pose", replied Mrs. Mintz.
te And it was then that Judge
r- Burney learned for the first
time that he was the uninvited
it (but not unwelcomed) dinner
le guest of the Mintz's, who purz,
chased the Howey House the
t- first of the year. And up to
a that point Mrs. Mintz hadn't
;e thought anything was amiss,
Id either because her husband is
it a new member of the local bar
;z, and she thought that it might
r- be a good idea for him to init
yite the judge to dinner,
The Pilot Covers I
Bruamrick County, I
$1j? per yka I
i?in ' >! i" m iwm i.ii I
tier Tobaccq ' I
Jnofficial Poll of Represent I
tative Brunswick Courtly I
Farmers Here Monday j
Reflects Sentiment I
OBACCO MARKET 1
OPENS TUESDAY j
t Is Expected That Effect j
Of Referendum W i to* |
Have Important Bean ' I
ing On Prices Paid"" I
The vote on tobacco control j
trill be held tomorrow and a I
hirds majority in favor willvbe i
iece8sary to carry the etecliote 9
The tobacco markets wilUutJe I
eopened for sales on October MB J
egardless of "toe outcome of thk I
rote, but everyone believes tjtot |
irices will be considerably hltfit I
Er< if control carries. iRh- I
A question propounded to half j
i dozen representative tobaood I
,'rowers of Waccamaw and Sfcrtlu j
otte townships Monday brought j
tnswers that indicate BrunswldW I
vltl go overwhelmingly for took i
>acco crop control in the referdft- j
ium that is to be held tomonUW, I
October 5th. row- e
Waccamaw and Shallotte town- j
ihips were selected for the quw- I
;iqnaire, as most of the tobaotjo I
frown in Brunswick is prod used j
n that section. I
In asking the question there |
vas no advance idea as to iMife* I
her the , growers approached j
itood for or against control. 1M I
epresentative of The Pilot sfcw 11
>ly asked representative grow ant 11
>f the two townships;
"How yrtii the vote on tobacco 11
:ontrol g? tomorrow?"
John Henry Milliken, Ash, (for
;ontrol) "Vi per cent of the vdta .
fvill hh for <t>op control." *?
John 8- Ward, Ash, (against J
control) "The vote will go 50-150
'or and against control." 0 30
Sam J. Frink, Shallotte, (for
:ontrol) "At least SO per dtbtt
of the vote will be for crop WO
trol." ' ' ?mRowland
W. Andrews, 8hal- f i
kotte. Hot control) '95 per cent 'a
?f the vote in Shallotte township <
will be for crop control." j
- M. D. Anderson, Shallotte, (/of
conrol) "The opponents of tfloacco
crop control will not ,gjqt
more than 25 per cent of tfio
vote cast tomorrow." L,,''j
Nelson Bennett, Shallotte, (f<jr
control) "I estimate that the
Brunswick vote will go 90 per
cent strong for crop control.1'
Following the above question
and answers practically all of !
the above expressed doubt of gij
early ending of the war, or that
the British-American tobaflpo
companies would be able to nave
buyers on the markets next season.
With such an apparent certainty
and with reckless gnawing
of the weed a dangerous possibility,
they thought it besti?fc>
have control and to devote math
of their effort to foodstuffs, c*.
Brunswick Boys '
Enlist In Army
Eight Brunswick boys have fjji* I
listed in the United States army [
luring the past sixty days. All }|
snlisted for three years of ffifj 'I
vice. The list is as follows: Cl8V- jf
:on C. Coleman, Ash; Calder B. j
ftoblnson, Supply; Oscar L. Ol9y, ||
Jr., Shallotte; William L. Willi- II
imson, Longwood; Howard E. il
Dorsev. SuddIv: Shannon B. LdffgJ H
Ujngwood; Roy A Grissett, SlfliKlotte;
Horrie L. Hickman, Longivood.
Following Is the tide tahto
tor Soutkport during the aej(l
week. These hours are approximately
correct and were f<X^.
nlshed The State Port Piled
through the courtesy of the
Gape Fear Pilot's AesoclaOsas
High Tide Low TMI
Thursday, September 28 . ,
7:17 a. m. 1:1> a. m,
7:38 p. m. 1:41 p. jfl,,
Friday, September 29 rC4
7:50 a. m. 1:51 a. m.
8:07 p. m. 2:20 p.,9t>
Saturday, September SO pj#
8:23 a. m. 2:25 a.^B
8:42 p. m. 2:56 p. a.
Sunday, October 1
8:57 a. m. 2:58 a. m.
9:18 p. m. , 3:32 p. m.
Monday, October 2
9:35 a. m. 3:30 a. Hk\
10:00 p. m. 4:09 p. Hk
Tuesday, October 3 > "
10:18 a. m. 4:04 a. m.
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