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The State port pilot. (Southport, N.C.) 1928-current, July 05, 1944, Image 1

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ft'ilot Covers jvvick County fifteen no. v On ' OfFi iat Brunswick Over The Top Work Still Re3e Done WILL CLOSE RDAY NIGHT ho Are Backn In Service >w It Now ng In 5th n Bonds the 5th Wai irunswick countj ent on the manBrunswick peoreek to the urguy more bonds show how wet the fighting forand Saturdaj time the drive hat the countj top, but inquirF. Plaxco anc Hobson Kirbj hat neither ol nything unti the remaininf drive a lot ol 'Ught if BrunsP to what is active workers Brien, Cashiei ank and Trusl Il-.j-v. Without the splendic Lee which he has rendered, the L, ?ould probably have beer Egtd to failure in this county L, the end of the drive coming feriay. Mr O'Brien and Mr fey plan to put in the remain V of the time in making a per U canvass, if necessary, in or | - ;h it the county goei Ltr the top in bond sales. [the other workers in the vari L post offices in the county are t ; urged to redouble their ef['.< The tempo of the war ii topping up on all fronts. To deve Li our hopeful beginnings ulti tie anu victory, it ii Losary that the people on the fee front do their part by inHtmg all they can in War Bonds Ii Commander Johnston at the Iral Section Base stated thii lefk that the participation of the hvy in the drive began on Jul) S and will continue through thi tt The hase here is cooperating i this drive and creelit for thi sis bought at the base will be nen to Brunswick county. ormer Director lied Suddenly ?es I. Muff ley, Formei Head Of USO, Died Unexpectedly In WinstonSalem In May tl'nrd lea. U I , " ! nas uccu icmveu iick Bbt James I. Muffley, who wai Mftctor of the local USO clurinj Bta. July. an<l August of las died suddenly on May 11 ii Hfciston-Salem. j Muffley at the time was con Mtoiir.j a financial campaign fo B^'- College, a work in whicl my * * intensely interested. Hi B1*-' d2 years of age and is sur by his widow, who was witl Bfe in Southport when he wa; *? last year. They had no chil rev I Brief New? I Flashes H^ENTtR SERVICE B aJtein John G. Swann, whi Br.1'? charge of the engineer fl.'r '* "le Wilmington district Past three or four years *- yesterday for Fort Belvoii B shere he will enter activ with the Army Engineers B^PLKTKS TRAINING J..'-' Walton, son of Mr. an Iter |Am?s J Walton, of Asli, ha I thm *l's Merchant Marin Bus ' 'R Mississippi and 1 B ^'ln? this week at home witl BJwart* while waiting assign I Jwr 1? ,luty- El? is a twin brc I i'n i f, ^u^'rt Walton, who los B*?n ki* 'illlc over a year i ship' the Chicago, wa | "**>?? ud sunR B Pb"iNEl) B&ttrei^'81 '^atp Class Arvil B Blep,' ' of Southport, who ha Bv J" rv'nc 'n the Brooklyn, P three rrl Hospit?l for the pas B'hlP dut?vthS' has bpen as8igned t B1' ?*>n Js" eXpects t0 g0 t0 K B is ready. H B^tlreb .w of Captain J. I H ' of Southport. ] TH 11 The Home fth War L * Buy A Bond And Get In Show Free Mr. Price Furpless, owner and operator of the Amuzu Theatre, announces that everyone who buys a bond on Thursday, July 6, will be admitted to the movie free of charge that night. Last week the management put on a War Bond Picture for those who have bought bonds dur' ing the drive and Thursday's offer is another attempt to help increase sales In the Fifth War Loan Drive. Program Planned For Coming Year ; In Brunswick r r FSA Making Plans For Aid' ing Families In County F LOW INCOME GROUP j IS IMPORTANT FIELD Dennis Hewett, W. C. Gore And J. J. Ludlum Farm County FSA Committee 1 s The 1945 program of work for i the FSA is now being worked out for Brunswick County according to ; Dennis R. Hewett, W. C. Gore and J. J. Ludlum, County FSA Com mitteemen. The county program for 1945 will be developed at the county level and the Committee i and other agriculture leaders in the county will assist the county personnel formulate their program ' of work. A study will be made of the factos affecting low income 3! farmers in the county by Commit tee members and recommendations made to the families and superi visors with regard to helping to solve certain problems of such families. During the next fiscal year, committeemen will visit ' families in order that they may s be better informed of the proi gress families re making toward f rehabilitation. 3 The committeemen feel that the ! Farm Security Administration is s doing a good work with low in3 come farm families, but also feel that there are a considerable number of low income families that need FSA assistance that have never been reached. They will endeavor to assist the Farm and Home Supervisor work out a program whereby the maximum num(Continued on Page Four* jPasture Problem To Control Weeds ,; Weeds In Pasture May Be t Because Of Low Soil Ferij tility or Over-Grazing . | The presence of a large number r of weeds in a permanent pasture i indicates,one or two problems, low 5 soil fertility and overgrazing, or . probably a combination of the j j two, says Dr. R. L. Lovvorn, ag3 ronomist of the Agricultural Ex. periment Station at State College, j "Most growers think of controllj ing weeds in pastures by mowing j but there is a much better way," says Lovvorn. "Aplly one to two i tons of limestone per acre and 1500 pounds of 0-14-7 to obtain a I (Continued on page 4) Afternoon Mail Will Leave Later 3: ' g| Postmaster L. T. Yaskell an j nounced this week that the schedj uled departure of the afternoon mail has been changed from 4.15 gjP. M. to 4:45 P. M. All mail in, j tended for dispatching in the afternoon must now be at the office .by 4:30. This new schedule makes d j all the former connections in Wils I mington. At the same time it ej gives the patrons of the local ofg, fice half an hour more for getting h off late mail. Hie hours of arriv[. | al of both afternoon and morning mail remain unchanged. The postmaster is again calling 01 attention to the necessity of havs; ing sufficient air mail postage for all such letters sent overseas. If a letter weights a fraction more than half an ounce it is held up or i? 'else sent to the service man for g I him to pay the postage due on j jits arrival. Few soldiers in the I front lines have an extra 6 cents 01 when such letters arrive and they a i experience delay in getting them, e Write the boys often, but he sure j your letter bears sufficient postage. E SL A Good 4-PAGES TODAY Stretch oan Drive Workroom Makes A Little Better Record In June Mrs. Mozelle Durrance Puts In Most Hours Of The Sixty-Two Ladies Who Attended During Month WORKROOM IS OPEN SIX TIMES EACH WEEK ? More Difficult Dressing Slows Down Production For A While At Local Workroom Mrs. Mozelle Durrance, a teacher at the Southport School put in the greatest number of hours during the month of June at the Red Cross Surgical Dressings workroom. Mrs. % Durrance is a constant worker at the workroom and consides this her war-time job to back up he husband who is now in England with the Army Air Forces. Mrs. Durrance was followed in the number of hours by Mrs. R. C. Daniel. Next on the list of those who attended the work-room most during the month are Mrs. R. C. St. George, Mrs. Hulan Watts, Mrs. D. C. Herring and Mrs. D. I. Watson. Ti A .. V-l ? f-n 4-. i U .. A ,.f at 19 a IIULclUIU IL'dlUIU Lllctt U1 the six ladies who have made the most hours, three of them have husbands overseas. These ladies do not feel that they have done enough to help win the war until they spend a good deal of their time folding the dressings which the service men so sorely need. Another feature about the list is that it is very much the same as last month, indicating that it is the same ladies who work steadily and who do the great bulk of the volunteer work. There are nineteen new workers during the month, most of them coming only once. In all, sixty two ladies worked 303 hours to make 6,246 dressings. This is within a hundred of the number | made last month. Though the finished dressings amount to about the same, the work done in June was an improvement as a more difficult dressing was made, slowing the ladies down some in their output. The workroom is open on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights from 8 to 10, and on Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 3 to 5. The afternoon hours are for the convenience of service wives who find it more convenient to work in the afternoons. Shallotte Will Welcome Hero Sergeant Ernest Pitman .Arriving To Visit Parents, iTiajui an 1'iai iiivo That He Is A Hero Shallotte is to have a returning hero this week. The man in question is first Sergeant Ernest C. Pittman of the Marine Corps. He is a son of Mrs. Sadie Holden, who lives just east of Shallotte. In a letter received this week by the Shallotte town officials, Major R. P.- White, of the U. S. Marines Corps, stated that Sergeant Pittman was quite a hero, that the town officials and others would be doing the proper thing if they celebrated his return from 26 months of the most active service in the South Pacific. Sergeant Pittman and his division landed at Gudalcanal on August 7, 1942, the very first step of the American forces on the march to Tokyo. Later on they spearheaded the jungle campaign in New Britian. Major White stated in his letter that Sergeant Pitman would have a story of hero,'ism to tell on his arrival home. First Sergeant Pittman is at present with the Headquarters and Service Company, 7 th Marines, . First Marine Division. He attended the Shallotte High school. He . was employed by the Cobb Construction Company prior to his . enlistment in the Marine Corps, December 8, 1939, at Raleigh. "Many of the men of the First, , Marine Division," writes Major White, "have not set foot on na| tive soil for over two years, so engrossed have they been in the all-important job of stopping the | Japs in the South Pacific and pushing them back toward Tokyo. | To these heroic Americans goes the signal honor of making the | first attack after Pearl Harbor on ! the enemy, on enemy held ground, (Continued on Page 2) VTE News paper Ii Southport, N. CM Wed c HIS NAME WAS Imimr W4 \ mm*> yi| HKHflp^r , ."-, w^^nflr mppr- : ^gjgggp. ::;: Sjpp An Army doctor with the Fifth Ar dead American soldier so that his be gave his life for his country. All your your dollars to back up the men who Bonds. 1944 Fishing S Starting C * Many To Buy Little To Sell The sale under a court order of a once wrecked and ] nuieh used car here Monday invoked the presence of 53 potential bidders, most of whom never had a chance to enter an offer. The bidding mounted so fast that in just a couple of minutes the car was knocked down for the sum of $1,100.00, which was more than it cost when new, two or three years ago. It was minus hub caps and bore ! various marks of wear and tear. The car had belonged to the Stevenson brothers, gangsters who held up and j robbed the Clyde Kennedy I road house at Navassa some months ago, and who are now serving sentences in the state ! prison. Airfield Announce New Firing Zones Firing In Area From A Point Five Miles West Of Cape Fear To Shallotte Inlet To Begin In December A matter of interest to Brunswick county fishermen and which might cause some concern because of the location, was announced this week by the commandant of the air base at Bluethenthal Field. In a message to this paper he requested the publication of the following statement: "The Commanding: Officer of the Army Air Base, Bluethenthal Field, announces that aerail gunnery practice will begin on Sun- ' day, December 12th, in the area i known as Rich Island between the Inland Waterway and and a line!' (continued on page two> j W. B. KEZIAH Despite repeated and persistent efforts to insult our friend, Herman Stanaland, Shallotte, an effort that is shared by Thomas Russ, Herman always comes up smiling and wondering what it is all about. This past winter Her- j man purchased the fine old W. L. Swain home and its several surrounding acres, right in the center of town. He has worked wonders in improving the appearance with painting the fine home and in growing garden and truck! crops. Several times recently he I has laid claim to having the big-1 gest and best gardens in Bruns- j wick and this has laid him open | to considerable badgering. This j week Herman informed the Pilot's representative that if he was notj 1 P0R1 i A Good Com nesday, Wednesday, Ju >? T y.fii - k?v. ; - ; tt JjL j M U 1H)'1 K^B V/?a Bui Bit BEfi -% Hppfj^T %, ] Army Signal Cor pa Photc my in Italy looks at the dog tags of a loved back home may know tnat he country is asking you to do is to give are fighting for you by buying war U. 5. Treasury Uepattment j eason Is Iff With Bang' Good Catches Made Last Week Despite Bad Weather Most Of The Time, Boatmen All Seem Much Pleased With Outlook MORE AND BIGGER BOATS THIS YEAR , Has Been Something Of A J Boom In Getting New Fishing Craft, Many ( Equipped With Heavy Duty Diesel Engines Although there is year-round fishing on the Brunswick coast, the 1944 season may be said to have just started. These who were able to get their boats out in spite of the bad weather last week) made good money. Captain Sandy | Simmons was able to fish for four, days and his Saturday pay check' is reported to have rounded out the neat sum of $476.50. Such catches arc exceptional. But they afford a pretty good illustration of how the general run of boatmen made money and will probably continue to make it for the next j several months. Five of the local buying houses j are now operating; J. A. Arnold, Pigott and Hardee, Wells Broth- ' ers, W. S. Wells, and Paul Fo- > dale. A lot of boats came in for ' operating last week and many ' more will come this week. Bruns- ' wick fishermen all down the coast ' are moving their craft on to ' Southport for several months of ' operations on the shrimping grounds. Two weeks ago there ' were seven boats tied up at one point in the river at Shaliotte. This past Saturday only two re- ' mained there and they would have moved out with the others 1 but had to wait on minor over- ' hauling to be completed. The same I' condition existed at Supply. Two ' weeks ago seven boats were moor- 1 ed at one point and all but two moved out one day. Probably there ] are ' many other places on the various rivers and creeks that 1 have disgorged the fishing craft, 1 (Continued on Page 4) 1 ] WING ' Reporter ( too lazy to walk around, he would , take him and show him that gar- ( den, that it was all that had been ] claimed for it. The first stop was , to exhibit 500 or more jars of ] fruits and garden products (which Mrs. Stanaland had al- \ ready canned this summer.) As . the next move Herman, who is ' evidently a firm believer in pay- 1 ing the preacher, took the visitor around to the smokehouse and 1 gave him six or seven pounds of the most choice ham. All this was preliminary, or a softening up ' process, prior to visiting the garden. Some people would say it was bait, but such a claim would con- ; stitute an absolutely injustified 1 aspersion on the integrity of both (Continued on page 2) r pil munity <ly 5, 1944 i-ublis Bolivia Boy Wi Front Line Ba * Got The Pilot Down In China Chief Torpedoman Lloyd McKeithan is spending a ten days leave from the Navy with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander McKeithan ill Waccamaw township. He has been in the Navy for six years and has been about considerably in that time, especially during the past three years. During part of his travels he got the State Port Pilot fairly regularly, he says, especially when he was in ; Chinese waters. His home is in the Freeland section. Russ Boys Are Carrying On Fine Farming VIrs. Russ And Sons of Late; C. A. Russ, Of Shallotte, Carrying On With Fine Brunswick County Farm VIARY AND BILL ARE TOPS IN FARM MULES Vellie, The White Horse, Who Grew Up With The Russ Boys, Is Still An Honored Inhabitant Of Russ' Stables The farm of the late C. A. Russ :hree miles below Shallotte and >n State Highway 17, would please the eyes and gladden the leart of any real farmer. With ane son, Billy, in the Navy, Mrs. Russ and her other three sons, Jene, Sam and Charles are carrying on. She is aided by tenants, as the boys have other interests in addition to their farming. Not the least of the Russ family who is helping to carry on is Sarah Joy, the youngest child and only daughter. She is now only 15 and is small for her age but is a bundle of energy and one of the livtliest pupils in the tenth grade 3f the Shallotte high school. The Russ farm, with broad level fields on each side of the highway and all of the crops thriving, is a wonderful sight. Forty-five acres are producing the finest corn. To this feed crop there is added 20 acres of lespedeza and 8 acre* in soy beans. Fifteen acres are devoted to peahuts for hog feed. The farm now has some 50 head of hogs, including brood sows. In former years, while Mr. Russ was still living, the farm was perhaps the| largest peanut growing farm in the county. The planting of this crop, soy beans and peanuts, has built up already fertile lands into i high state of productiveness. About the only so-called "mon;y-crop" is tobacco. The farm has L2 acres and it takes no expert with the weed to see that a wonierful crop is being grown this year. In the fields, a3 it is today, it is what any tobacco buyer would call No. 1 stuff and, counting out primmings and sand lugs, it will grade that way when it reaches the warehouse floor. Along with other truck crops there are two acres in gardens, rhe products go directly to the table or are preserved, sold, or fed to the hogs. Some good use is found for all. The family at home consists of Mrs. Russ, Sarah Joy, Sam and (Continued on page 4) Local Knitters Do Good Work Long List Of Knitters Who Turned In Finished Garments In Month Of June Mrs. C. Ed. Taylor, Production Chairman of the Brunswick County Chapter of the Red Cross, stated Tuesday that a very good recird has been made during June by ladies who are busily at work with their needles knitting garments for the army and navy. Mrs. E. R. Outlaw finished four turtleneck Navy sweaters in Tune, making a total of seventeen which she has knitted in the last six months. Others who have turned in finished garments to Mrs. Taylor are as follows: Mrs. Mary Lake, Mrs. Betty Quick, Mrs. Sarah Haynes, Mrs. Creech, Mrs. Murray Tolgon, Mrs. C. Ed. Taylor, Mrs. M. M. Hood, Mrs. Lizzie Southerland, Mrs. Dora Arnold, Mrs. C. N. Swan, Mrs. Lanie Southerland, Miss Annie May (Continues on Page Four} OT HED EVERY WEDNESDAY rites From < ttleship Texas Bolivia Boy On Battlewagon That Played Impor- I tant Part In Invasion Of France Writes Parents OTHER COUNTY BOYS ON THE SAME SHIP < No Hits And No Casualties On Great Battlewagon Of * United States Navy During Invasion Quite a. number of Brunswick boys arc serving on the U. S. S. Texas, one of the Navy's front line battleships. Among these men i are Dan Harrelson, son of Sheriff I I. D. Harrelson, of Orton, and i William Robert Stone, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Stone, of Bolivia, i Young Stone is better known l among his friends as Bill. J The Texas was prominently mentioned in press dispatches for < the part she played with the fleet h in the invasion of France. While i; he was naturally restricted from!' going to great length as to de- I tails, young Bill Stone wrote his parents a very interesting account ' of the invasion, his letter being i dated five days after the landing. 1 Through the courtesy of Mrs. ] Stone, his letter is being reproduced below, in full: i "Dear Mom and Dad: You have probably been worried 1 about me since the invasion began and I just want you to know that ; I am getting along fine. We have not been hit, and have suffered no casualties, although we were in the first wave and were in the thick of the battle. "ii can't tell you much about it now, but I can give you an idea of some of the highlights. We have seen about everything you can im agine in the way of modern warfare. As we crossed the English Cha nnel, we passed through what was supposed to be one of the most efficient mine fields in the world, but we got through safely. When we got across we shot at enemy gun emplacements, tank an<i troop concentrations, ammunition dumps, observation posts and other vital targets. There have also been many unpleasant sights, but I won't tell you about those now. At one time, we had 27 enemy prisoners on board but had to send them to another ship which took them back to a prison camp. They didn't lock like supermen to me. We also had 29 wounded U. S. Army Rangers aboard who were brought to us by a small boat from an isolated beachhead. Their wounds were treated on board and only one died. He had been lying wounded on the beach for two (Continued on Page 4) All Coal Users Should Buy Now Scarcity Of Fuel And Shortage Of Transportation Facilities And Manpower May Result In Trouble Coal users everywhere are faced with a difficult problem in the matter of being able to purchase fuel for the coming winter. In addition to the general existing shortage there is also a pressing problem of securing delivery. In Southport and other Brunswick county communities the problem ia especially serious. All deliveries have to be made by ti-ucks and the buyers are not merely faced with the question of whether there will be any for sale when they need it, there is the additional worry of whether they will be able to get it delivered, even if they can buy it. To eliminate worry and possible hardship it seems advisable for all who use coal to buy now and have it delivered now. The War Manpower Commission, the Office of Defense Transportation and other government and state agencies are urging such action. Brunswick people can now get coal and can now have it delivered. Church To Have Special Program * Next Sunday night at 8 o'clock the Southport Baptist church will have a special program in which the young peoples union of the B. T. U. will present to the church an honor roll and a service flag honoring the twenty-two members of that church who are now serving in the armed forces in various parts of the world. The Youth Choir under the direction of the pastor will furnish the special music for the evening. Hie public s cordially invited to attend and the families of these members to be honored are especially urged to be present. Most Of The New? I All The Time | $1.50 PER YE** I I Shallotte Doctor I Writes Home Of I His Experiences I Capt. M. M. Rosenbaurtj tfl Formerly Physician At' J Shallotte, Writes From1 9 Evacuation Hospital DPERATES ON GERMAW/ [II PRISONERS OF WAR1 jU Gives First Hand Account i 1 Of Handling Of Battlfe j Wounded At Tempo* ' I rary Hospital On ] Beach nj Captain M. M. Rosenbauni, who HJ until he entered the Army about' HI two years ago was a physician1 at: Bi Shallotte, is seeing front line set*. H vice with the Medical Corps and- { I is going right behind the invasion' HI forces as they press on into EU- 1 Dr. Rosenbaum has been attach- j I ed since his arrival in England to Hj an Air Forces hospital and is at IB present at an evacution hospital jfl where the wounded are treated-?r tjj soon as they are sent back fron?; 111 the front lines. Writing to his" JI family this week from a tempor- ] ary hospital "somewhere on tho j I coast of England" Dr. RosenbatHM ] I graphically describes the treat* II ment of the wounded and give*" 1 j some of his impressions of the flj battle which he is seeing so closer j at hand. I "After working day and night j I for a couple of days all of the j I hospital staff was exhausted, so * H we finally went on "shifts." Now ||| we work 8 hours in the "O R" H (operating room) and have eight fijl hours off to rest and relax. I am wj on an eight hour period off, have I rested and now will try to tell' fl;| you something of the activity of ! I the past few days ? this being; I I "D-Day plus 6." I "It was about forty eight hours' ] j after the start of the invasion Ml before we started to get casual* mJ ties. D-Day plus three the injured ' I were coming back in numbers and I from then on it was on the go, j I day and night. After nearly 48 hours of it I had had my belly f I full of surgery, and so had every- L'j one else. We were all exhausted fnl so that finally we went on the 8 I hour shifts and all is working gjjl smoothly now. ^ I "Our hospital is set up in I , I pyramidal tents and by joining B| five together a very satisfactory |H 33-bed ward results. The OR is || constructed of eight such tents I with the center left open. Each tu| of the side wings houses two ope* I rating tables working in shifts M with two operating teams goin? mm constantly. A team can keep twej jjfl tables busy, for often each of tlj6 I two surgeons on a team operitii ffl separately and then together eifr J I the worst cases. Many of the SI cases are multiple wounds so that jjfl while one is working on the head Si the other member works on other Kg injuries. I "My team has lost its nurse, I Miss Ross, who was evacuated. I j was sorry to lose her for she was small and quick and very patient, jjfl especially since trying to keep two HI tables going at one time is rather ] I trying after the first several I hours. "How long this present routine ^ ffl will go on I do not know. I hope' H I we soon pick up and move o?|t. J j across to France. Most of those we get have been injured two Or M three or four days previously. We I I have got to get over where we ?| can get the belly and chest casferf I j the first 12 or 24 hours after in- ?B jury to save most of them. ,, IB "Most of the injured we receive I | (Continued on Page 2) I ?.>i< 91 Ration Pointers ( ? ' ' !';1 CANNING SUGAR I Sugar stamp No. 40 good for fl| five pounds of canning sugar Ufl- I til February 28. 1945. Apply to H local boards for supplemental ra- 1 tions. ] fuel oil B Period four and five fuel oil JM coupons good through September 1 j 30. During October unused con- H pons may be exchanged at ration- j | ing boards for new 1944-'45 heat- I ing season coupons. -*.i* j gasoline B A-10 coupons now valid apd B will expire August 8. ., Red A8 through Z8 (Book 4) Bj now valid at 10 points each, for use with tokens. PROCESSED FOODS Blue A8 through Z8 and AS Rg (Book 4) now valid at 10 points j j each, for use with tokens. t,w, ]'.? SHOES f Airplane stamp No. 1 and No, B 2 (Book 3) valid indefinitely. " it SUGAR It Sugar stamp No. 30, No. 31 and | j No. 32 (Book 4) good for five j',' pounds each indefinitely. ,.hc ? ; Rationing rules now require ] ' that every car owner write pis -fl license number and state in ad- Tvance on all gasoline coupons in t 1 his possession. | - f " J. j

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