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I Men On This List
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' id who had no
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listed for selectivi
[ Monday at registratioi
ttmHighout the county.
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m just shy of th<
other points in thi
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ri 224 > xt came Lelan<
then Southport witl
128; Ash witi
H- ens of Suppl;
H - Memorial Hospita
I al patient.
I; V. Davis of Southpor
I:.:at Dosher Memoria
& Si-. Jay and Monday.
BrSiilC AL PATIENT
S. r..:.A Of Southpor
s a patient at Dosher Me
HHospital since last Wed
H:.- surgical attention.
IWK >l KOtui
< Ward of Southport is I
r, Dosher Memorial Hos
:: surgical attention.
Dula Smith of Ash was <
i patient at Dosher Me
Hispital Thursday througl
a:.. Mrs. Talmadge Var
(Supply announce the birtl
lighter at Dosher Menior
Friday, February 13
I Huntley of Oak Islam
Cari Station entered Dos
fcenal Hospital as a mcd
s1u rn home
k ar.il Mrs. I. B. Busselli
filter. Miss Lois Jam
Skippy Stiller and Mrs
1T Watson have returnee
ifiwirg a week's trip t(
Huntley, daughter o:
' His. A. E. Huntley o:
^entered Dosher Memor
I'-al Sunday and is still f
H B. Cole of Caswcl
_ ?was movca w
^PXeror.ai Hospital Tucs
Conway, where he ha;
I' ?s' s.- ce he was in
<w automobile acciden
South Carolina town las
Home Agent W?1
B'mcipal Speaker ant
BClub Members Ar?
BN To Attend
H Council of Honv
B^-'clubs will meet a
I i Thursday) af
M 2 o'clock. Principa
B_* t' Miss Vema Stan
B; recently replaced Mrs
B!' Smith s district bona
^J^-anton took over her ncv
B* December l.
B; bring a message t*
B!"''; .! that will to
fl at this time
""embers, regardless o
B,&"y are officers, an
B alleml this meeting 1
mty Draft List,
Two Specialists Will Attend
Meeting at Supply Thurs- 1
day Morning At 10:30
O'clock To Discuss Problems
Two specialist in marketing and
production will attend a meet- s
ing of Brunswick county farmers (
j Thursday morning, February 19, j
I at 10:30 o'clock. They will dis- <
i cuss in detail plans for raising ]
more sweet potatoes in Brunswick
county, and potatoes of bet- l
ter quality. i
These men are Don Mathewson i
of the division of marketing, N.
C. Department of Agriculture, and s
L. P. Watson, State College Ral- j
"For the past five ycais inter- <
est in growing and marketing <
sweet potatoes has been on the
decline in this county largely be- 4
cause we have failed to keep our t
seed pure, failed to grade proper- 1
ly and cure the potatoes; in other i
words, the quality of our potatoes i
has gone down and we have lost
our market largely to other sec- l
tions, says County Agent J. E. <
Dodsin. We can regain this mar- t
(Continued on page 4) 1
&w|yi vjvxiiuu y v
; Bowls Pluperfect
Game Here Mon.
They say that you can't beat
perfect, but they forgot to tell
that to .'Mayor John D. Eriksen *]
of Southport who .Monday night
did just that at the local bowling
The mayor walked in and
proceeded to throw 12 straight
strikes for a perfect game of t
300. Then while the heat still i
was on he took off in another (
game and was in the eighth i
frame before the spell was <
I broken. He wound un with 19 (
| straight strikes, and if you i
think that's easy to do, try it
One other perfect game was 1
bowled recently on the local (
alleys when A. E. Huntley of
Oak Island make 13 strikes in |
( a nm . j
Governor Decries :
Nearly 1,300 People Lost j
Their Lives In State On
Highways During 1941
Governor Broughton has recently
issued the following statement: ]
"Nearly thirteen hundred people
lost thfeir lives in automobile accidents
on the highways of North
Carolina in 1941. Fatalities during
the present month of Jan
luary 1942 give indication that (
this will be an equally bloody j
jyear, unless something drastic is j
jdone. This is a record that is t
j shocking to every North Carolin- r
ian; and something must be done s
about it. As Governor of the State
I am charged with the duty of f
executing in general the laws of ^
the state; and as members of
the Highway Patrol you are specifically
charged with patrolling c
and regulating the traffic on the !j
state highways. I am going to
| try to do my part of the job in
cutting down this terrible list of
i fatalities and serious accidents, i
and I am calling on you to do
well your part.
"Speed is undoubtedly the major
factor in fatal highway ac- c
cidents. It is possible that the (
speed limit in this state is too r
high, but the fact is that even t
the speed limit we have is violated
almost with impunity in
every section of the state. This *
must end if we arc to have a "
better record of safety. I have
asked the Highway Commission f
to fix modified speed zones for s
all military areas, congested .
traffic zones, hazardous curves, ]
dangerous intersections, and other '
places which in the opinion of the
Commission require special zoning 1
and marking. They will do this
promptly and will place markers <
(Continued On Page Four| 1'
4 PAGES TODAY
Four To Enter
7our Of Five Consolidated
Schools Of Brunswick 1
County Will Participate
In Contest To Be Held In
Local High School
J.-T. A. This Year Sponsoring
One-Act Plays Instead
Of Debates As In
A one-act play contest sponsored
by the Brunswick County
Council of the Parent-Teachers
Vssociation will be held in the
Southport high school building
friday evening at 7:30 o'clock.
There will be~ no charge made
'or admission, and a special invitation
has been extended all
nen in the service to be present.
Four of the five consolidated
schools of the county are comjeting
in this competition, which
s being sponsored by the County
Council this year instead of the
Students of Bolivia will present
'Good Old George"; Leland will
>ffer "In May With June"; Shalotte
will stage "Thursday Evcn-<
ng"; and Southport's production
vill be "Of All Things".
Prizes will be awarded to the
days judged to be first and sec>nd
best, and a prize also will
jo to the boy or girl making the
iest individual performance.
'ermanent Office For Rationing
Board Being Planned
With Possibility Of
RETREADS - AUTOS
There Are Rumors That
Many Other Items Soon
Will Be Handled By
A field representative of the office
of the Federal Price Adminstration
was in Southport Tuesiay
for the purpose of establishing
an office that will take care
>f the expected expansion of the
luties of the Brunswick county
A full time clerk, capable of
ioing shorthand and typing, will
je necessary, and a permanent
jffice will be secured.
This week the local rationing
board was furnished information
is a basis for rationing tire retreads
during the month of Mar-u
to. ; _ third ilnni fnr
vJI. 11110 IO UIU uiuu * vvm ?u.
which rationing orders have been
received, others being new automobile
tires and new automobiles.
Twin Bill Here
3oys Go Down In First Defeat
Of Season Before
County Team As Southport
Leland, county champions upon
he basis of pre-tournament play
n the Brunswick scholastic bascetball
league, was stopped for
he first time this season last
light when Southport boys outicored
The game was one of the
astest and most exciting played
n the county this year, and the ,
risitors were not to be counted
>ut until Southport staged a last
luarter rally that put her into a
i-point lead with minutes to go.
(continued on page four)
Sunday, February 22nd., will be
ibscrved throughout the Town
>eck Methodist charge as laynan's
day, with laymen filling
J. E. Pugh of Wilmington will
ireach at Zion at 11 a. m., and
it Shiloh at 3 p. m., and Charljs
)ushan, also of Wilmington, will
ireach at Bolivia at 11 a. m.,
ind at Piney Grove at 3 p. m.
t has been agreed that with the
nstitution of War Time ail servces
on the parish be held at
he usual times, so that there be
10 confusion as to the hour.
All men of the churches and
lommunitics are asked not to
niss the message of the laymen.
years about all of the plantation
residents turned out at the
As usual, Lieutenant liragaw
d News paper
Southport, N. C., We
M. B. Watkins, for the past
eight years assistant clerk of
Superior Court, left today for the
Veterans Hospital in Fayetteville.
The court official is suffering
a reoccurance of an attack of
facial paralysis which he suffered
several years ago. Last week
he was the victim of a sudden
stroke while driving alone on the
highway between Southport and
his home and was injured when
his car left the highway and
went into a ditch.
Since then his condition has
failed to show any improvement,
and the necessary arrangements
were made to get him in the
Fayetteville hospital where he
may receive the very best attention
Mrs. Lucy White
In Draft Office
Resigns Position She Has
Held In Office Of County
Agent For Several
Years To Assume Duties
With Eelective Service
Mrs. Lucy Watts White of
Southport has resigned her position
as treasurer of the Brunswick
county Agriculture Adjustment
Administration and has accepted
a position as clerk in the
office of the Brunswick County
Selective Service Board.
During her years of service at
the office of County Agent J. E.
Dodson Mrs. White served well
the various farm committees
with which she was associated.
Her place will be taken by Mrs.
Katharine Russ of Shallottc.
Prominent Farmer Of Near
Supply Died At His Home
Friday Following Illness
Of Several Weeks
F. T. Clemmons, prominent
farmer of the Supply community,
died at his home Friday morning
following an extended illness,
wn c 7fi vpflrs of ape and was
well known throughout the county
Besides his widow, Mrs. Ida
Clemmons, of Supply, he is survived
by two brothers, Lockwood
Clemmons, of Myrtle Beach, S. C.,
and Dunbar Clemmons, Bolivia.
Funeral services were conduct(Conttnued
On Page Four)
For Bragaw a
Loula's Chapel, the registration
mccca for the thousands
of tourists who visit Orton
Plantation, was the scene of a
most impressive service Sunday
morning when the white and
colored employees gathered for
the morning worship. It turned
into a farewell service for Lieutenant
Churchill Bragaw who
reported for service at a camp
in Alabama today.
Although the colored employees
of the plantation have a
church of their own, it is the
regular custom for a number
of them to gather each Sunday
morning at the Manor
church. Last Sunday with the
departure bf Lieutenant Bragaw
who has been manager of the
nlnntntinn fnr the nast three
[n A Good Con
dnesday, February 18,
March Est Set I
As Deadline Of <
Red Cross Drive
i _ ?
Organization Complete In
Number Of Communities
In Brunswick And Workers
Have Begun Solicitations
QUOTA FOR THIS I
COUNTY $1,500.00 i
Persons Are Urged To Volunteer
Their Donations t
And Not To Wait Un- v
til Contacted 1
With March 1 set as the date j
for having returns for the Red s
Cross War Relief Drive complet- t
ed, S. B. Frink, county chairman, c
has received notice of the local 1
organization completed by a num- j
ber of the community chairmen J
recently named by him. s
These workers are to start immediately
on their job of help- t
ing to raise the quota of $1500.00 ]
that has been assigned Brunswick (
At Bolivia Foster Mintz is i
chairman, and to serve him will t
be Mrs. George Cannon, Mrs. J. <
D. Johnson, Mrs. W. A. Kopp t
and Kenneth McKeithan. i
At Supply Mrs. Lottie Jane 1
Tripp is chairman, and on her l
committee are Mrs. M. M. King, 1
Mrs. Lee Clemmons, Mrs. J. J. )
I Hawes and Mrs. Leon Galloway.
At Town Creek Rev. Walter I
Pavy is chairman of the commit- j
tee which includes Mrs. Chas. K. 1
Woodbury, Mrs. Carrie Tharpc, ;
Mrs. Martin B. Bobbins, Mrs. E.
W. Taylor and Miss Elizabeth ,
At Leland Mrs. L. H. Reynolds
is chairman. With her will be Mrs.
H. O. Peterson, Mrs. Herbert
Brew, Mrs. Bessie S. Marks and
U. L. Rourk.
Mrs. J. E. Dodson, chairman
for the Exum community, will 1
have serving with her the following
ladies: Mrs. Loft Mintz, Mrs.
Jesse Purvis, Mrs. L. C. Brown
and Mrs. Dave Bennett.
Grapplers Have 1
Full Card Friday1
Popular Wrestlers to Match
Wits And Skill In Wilmington
With Full Card
WILMINGTON ? An all-star
wrestling card will be presented
in Thalian Hall in Wilmington,
N. C., Friday night, February 20,
it was announced recently by Bert
Phillip Olfascn, the Swedish angel,
will meet Dick Lever, the
Tennessee House Painter, in the
main event, a match that is expected
to attract unusual attention.
Abe Yourist, of Akron, whose
popularity here is unquestioned,
will battle Nick Carter, Peru, in
the semi-final which in itself will
be one of the best matches offered
The semi final go should be
a clean, scientific affair with the
(Continued On Page Four)
J. D. Sutton, who has served
for several years as business manager
of the Dosher Memorial Hosjpital
.tendered his resignation to
| members of the board of trustees
| of the hospital at a meeting of
I that body here Monday night.
No announcement was made regarding
his successor. ^
t Orton Chapel,
led in tlic services. Joining him
were his mother, Mrs. Helen
Bragaw; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Fergcr.
Miss Emma Lou Harrelson,
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Bogie
and Miss Isabelle Whitchurst, '
a teacher in the Wilmington '
Many of the colored cm- 1
ployces of the plantation spoke
a few words expressing the genuine
affection of the colored J
people to Lieutenant Bragaw.
All of them joined in singing
and many were visibly moved.
Lieutenant Bragaw is the t
oldest son of the late Colonel t
Bragaw, commander of the j
North Carolina State Militia for ?
many years. Since finishing at
State College he has been in 5
charge at Orton. He is si'-oeed- 1
ed there by Jim Ferger, also a i
graduate of State College and t
recently of Chapel Hill. * 1
LJSO Hut Intet
There Are Many Things Ol
Community Building L
(BY GEORGE O. BUTLER) 1
Already the Federal Commun- c
ty building at Southport has t
>roven that it will fulfill admir- t
tbly the role for which it was j
ntended?a "home away from
lome" for the service men. e
Much has been written about c
he attractive white structure ?
vhich commands a view of the r
larbor in justapostion to historic (
rt. Johnson. This week your re- i
>orter decided to tackle the aslignment
from a human-interest 1
ingle, hoping to point out some j
>f the salient features of the j
J. S. O. center which will make i
t a focal point of entertainment c
or our service. men and visting t
>eamen from friendly nations.
Service men from Oak Island, i
he coast guard station; Ft. 1
3ragg, Ft. Caswell, Camp Gordon, i
la and visiting Dutch seamen i
lave already signed the visitors'! w
oster In the center and no doubt j i
:he roster will assume a more i
josmopolitan atmosphere. with 11
die names of far-away places1 <
ningled with names of more! i
ocal flavor, as the community <
juilding continues to fulfill its 1
leartening mission in these trou- I
ilous times. 1
This week is "open house" for 1
die club and Tuesday, Wednesday i
md Thursday were set aside for <
the reception of school children, i
idults and negroes respectively.
Dwight McEwen Will Head I
County Wide Committee
To Remove All Signs'
Helpful To Enemy Aircraft
TO REMOVE THEM
3uty Of Committee Is To
Locate And Report Presence
And To Check
Job After It Is
Dwight McEwen, Southport attorney,
has been appointed by W.
3. Wells of the Brunswick County
Defense Council, to take charge
)f a county-wide program to lo:ate
and to obliterate all signs
that will serve as markers for
McEwen has named a representative
citizen from each comraunty
to serve with him on his comiiittec.
The first duty of these
workers will be to locate these
signs and to report them to
Wells. He in turn will report them
io district headquarters and a <
WPA crew will be sent to have
:hem obliterated. Final duty of
he committee members is to see
f the signs in their respective
:ommunities have been properly
slotted out. When final word has
seen given Wells that the work
s complete an airplane will be 1
sent over to see if there are any '
tell-tale signs remaining. i
Serving with McEwen are the '
tallowing citizens: R. L. Thompson,
Southport; U. L. Rourk, Le- '
and; J. L. Henry, Winnabow; J.
A Elmore, Bolivia; Floyd Kirby, 1
Supply; Hobson Kirby, Shallotte; 1
Commie Lewis, Grissettown-Hick- (
nans Crossroads-Thomasboro; J. 1
B. Ward, Longwood-Ash. )
For USO Hut
Program Of Activities Is
Announced By Director
Following Meeting Of !
The following program for the
JSO Hut in Southport for the 1
jurrent week was prepared by
Captain Fridolf Anderson and I
uembers of the executive commit
(Continued On Page Four) 1
May See Results '
A number of Brunswick grow:rs
say that those who sowed
heir tobacco plant beds early
lave an abundance of plants up
Others who planted late are
still waiting for their plants to
weak out. They say their seed
ire alright and at this distance
he supply of plants promises to i
jc ample. 1
Most Of The News
All The Time
$1.50 PER YEA!
For Benefit Of
'reliminary Meeting Held
At Caswell Section Base
And Committee Named
To Carry On Drive
TO MEET FRIDAY
s A Task That Merits
County-Wide Interest And
All Sections Invited
Plans are being made for launihing
a drive for funds for the
s'avy Relief Society and a mass
neeting of Brunswick county citzens
has been called for Friday
ivening of this week at 8 o'clock
n the Federal Community Buildng
(USO Hut) in Southport.
At a preliminary meeting held
ecently at Caswell Section Base,
I. R. Raper, superintendent of
>ublic welfare for Brunswick
1ED EVERY WEDNESDAY
ided To Be '
Interest In The Federal
ocated On Southport f
rhese days were designed in orler
that the young people, and
>oth white and negro citizens of
he community might have an op- *
>ortunity to visit the building.
Motion pictures will add to tho
mtertainment of the visit- I
>rs Thursday night at 8 o'clock,
let for Friday at 8 p. m. is a
neeting for navy relief, with Lt.
Commander S. B. Haskell speak"g
Capt. Fridolf Anderson and c
drs. Anderson, of Cleveland, O., a 1
roung couple with previous ex- *
ierience in operating U. S. O. f
mits, arrived here last Friday as i
lirector and co-director respec
:ively of the building.
Captain Anderson showed this 1
eporter through the building, J
iuilt by the federal government J
it a cost of approximately $23,000 <
ilus some $6,000 for furnishings, j <
V large reading room on one end (1
s likely to prove one of the I
-nost popular features of the cen- I
:er, for it is equipped with mod- !
itn, upholstered chairs, convcn-1,
ent lamps and with a selection I
>f popular magazines ranging 1
from The New Yorker and Flying,'
hrough Esquire and The Ladies 1
Some Journal. Several hundred l!
jooks which have been collected J,
n the nation-wide Victory book j
Jrive are expected to make their 1
ippearance on shelves of the '
(continued on page four)
3 The Enemy j
Government lax jj
Man Coming Here !
It is announced by Raymond ,
D. Christman, United States i
deputy collector of internal rev- !
nue that he will be in South- 1
port at the courthouse building 1
on February 23 for the purposo .
of assisting income taxpayers
in the pr?paration of their re- '
turns. From February 28 to
March 16 he will be in his Wilmington
Air. (hristma.ii emphasized <
the necessity of all persons to
examine their records of income
very carefully and be
prepared to file returns if
Making Plans ;
For First Aid
Class Will Be Sponsored By j
Local Red Cross Chapter ,
And Will Be For Interes- ,
ted Persons Of Commun- <
A meeting has been called for J
tomorrow (Thursday) evening at .
? * -i- - __i ?
5 O CIOCK in uie Illgu oeiiuoi auui- ,
torium of all persons interested i
in taking a course in first aid 1
jnder the sponsorship of the
Brunswick county chapter of the i
American Red Cross. I
Although the course has been <
tiscussed with the idea of train- 1
ing men for various posts in the I
Civilian Defense organization,
women are also invited to be
present at the meeting in order
that the needs and demands for
this type of training may be determined.
During the past few days mar- I
riage licenses have been issued to
the following persons from the
Dffice of the Brunswick county
Register of Deeds: Miles Reed
Livingston, of Wampee, S. C., to
Miss Jessie Mac Russ of Shallotte;
R. L. Bordeaux to Miss
Agusta Bragdon, both of Lcland;
C. VV. Osborne to Miss Theo Outlaw,
both of Southport.
George O. Butler, reporter and
wok review editor for the Grecnswro
Dailv News, has been sDend
ng several days here. He has
jiven up his newspaper work for
the duration of the war and will
eave Friday for Ft. Jackson.
Mr. Butler was with The Whiteidlle
News Reporter for two years
aeforc going to Grecaaboroi ?
:ounty, was asked to servo as
:hairman of the committee in
iharpe of the drive for Navy Reief
Others in attendance at this
irellminary meeting: included
Thas. F Cause, S. B. Frink, Sam
C. Bennett and Lt. Commander
3. B. Haskell. These men were
lamed to serve with Mr. Raper on
lis committee, and in addition the
fallowing representative citizens
were named: Mayor John D. Eriksen,
J. J. Loughlin, J. E. Carr,
VIrs. Maude Phelps, Mrs. Martin
vtcCall, Judge VV. M. Stanaland,
VIrs. Sam J. Frink, Mrs. J. A.
Ftuss, Mrs. R. D. White, Mrs. S.
T. Bennett, Mrs. L. C. Brown,
Longwood. Mrs. J. E. Dodson,
VIrs. J. J. Hawes, Mrs. C. P.
iVilletts, Mrs. Dorman Mercer,
P. Henry, Mrs. R. C. Holmes,
Mrs. L. H. Reynolds, Mrs. W. L.
Payden and Mrs. Agnes Hussy,
Principal speaker at the Friday
light meeting will be Lt. Com*
nander Haskell, who will explain
n detail the purpose for which
he funds are being sought.
The sponsors of this movement
ire anxious to have a large numoer
of citizens from out in tho
:ounty in attendance at this gathering,
for in addition to afford,ng
the opportunity for participa' oe
e M'Oi'ibwh!1'- rffnrt "
will give them a chance to visit
the recently-opened USO Hut and
will make it possible for them to
meet and to talk with the officers
in charge of the Caswell SecLion
Routine Session >
Of County Court
Several Cases Heard Before
Judge Walter M. Stanaland
Here In Recorders
Court Monday Of This
In Recorder's court here Monday
only three cases were disposed
of before Judge Walter M.
Of outstanding interest was tHc
trial of Ernest Hewett, James
newt: ll, oocraman new en. ami
Drbic Hewett, white youths, for
making an assault with a deadly
weapon. Judgment in this matter
was with held.
William F. Mitchell, white,
pleaded guilty to charge of drunken
driving. Given 4 months on
the roads, judgment was suspend-?d
upon payment of costs and a
fine of $50.00. His license was revoked
for 12 months.
James Lewis, colored, was
charged with rape. His plea of
?:uilty to charges of assault upon
i female was accepted and the
defendant was given 30 days on
Following is the tide table
for Southport during the next
week. These hours are approximately
correct and were fur
I nished The State Port Pilot
I through the courtesy of the
1 Cri'is Fear Pilot's Association.
"Jgh Tide Low Tide
Thursday, Deccmbe. 25
0:51 a. m. 7:16 a. in.
1:10 p. m. 7:38 p. Ok
Friday, December 26
1:44 a. m. 8:19 a. m.
2:06 p. m. 8:33 p. m.
Saturday, December 27
2:39 a. m. 9:16 a. m.
3:01 p. m. 9:24 p. m.
Sunday, December 28
3:36 a. m. 10:08 a. m.
4:01 p. m. 10:11 p. ok
Monday, December 28
4:30 a. m. 10:57 a. a
4:55 p. m. 10:57 p. a
Tuesday, December 30
5:19 a. m. 11:44 a. m.
5:43 p. ui. 11:43 p. at
Wednesday, December 31
6:01 a. in. ~
6:26 p. m. 12:30 p. ?
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j* Mt lifc..