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I The Pilot Covers
I jjrunswick County
Kiel Oil F
levious Statement Of In
fligibi'ity Reversed On
I gasis Of New Definition
Of Standby Facility"
[iSSUI D THIS MORNING
Bbacco Curing Equipment
failed Fireplace And Not
4 ' Standby Facility"
cjntrary to previous announcers
by T. A. Brocks, district
mt officer, Brunswick
s :v tobacco, farmers are eligi
for i fuel oil ration to be
Kj in tobacco curing burners.
. cement was released
. r.ing from both the
r .tion board and the
County Agent J. E.
i ac.c- iing '.o T. A. Brocks,
B;;.c Fuel Rationing Officer,
Affino nf Prion
>J n;p 1 i 1;U'ii Vi A *tvv
ration has ruled that
Mining: tobacco curing
. ut a fireplace and there
; t Standby Facility. This
establishes the eligibility
iairr.e s for a fuel oil ration
t* use i for the purpose of cur[
tobacco even though he has,
cas stroyed, or disposed of
#j burning equipment.
A tior.al information concerne
-jus new regulation may be
either your Local War Price
: Rationing Board, or the CounAAA
Office in Whiteville.
tie statement issued, by County
: t IHi ison is as follows:
I have just received a letter
n the North Carolina Farm
tsau stating that they had ob?i
an agreement with the O.
A which will p:ovide fuel oil
all persons who are convert
[ineir uoacco Darns irora wuuu
"also have a letter from T. A.
c:ks. Fuel Rationing Officer
2 the O. P. A. in Raleigh, conssg
the Farm Bureau's statec
that tobacco growers will be
f.: ; fci fuel oil rationing even
ten :! > have converted from
?: burning equipment to oil
'The North Carolina Farm But.
representative spent a few
is in Washington working on
s program for N. C. Farmers
a though they were able to
fc an agreement with the O.
A. in Washington to convert
t wood to oil, they could not
? an agreement with them to
irert from coal to oil.
"According to these two letteri
ta I received this morning,
Mrs will be able to secure the
sssary fuel oil to cure theit
?cco even though this is the
s year of their using fuel oil
Previously it had been ruled
it no ration shall be ifcsued or
fl for the operation of fuel
wrnirg agricultural equipment
-ere is a 'standby facility." A
tadby facility" is defined as
lament designed to use an al?Ate
fuel and in serviceable option
at a reasonable expense.
Julian Southerland is
the Philippines with an
i"S dredge. He writes that
ist beg nning to receive his
st Circle number two held
ice at the County Home
tlav afternoon. Mrs. George
leader of the circle, was
K" of the program. About
nbers were there.
tender M. R* Sanders, is
'? sev ral days in South'th
his family. Hq recentIt
the interests of the
owners of the Southport
w Ice Company.
fo have sale
Episcopal Auxiliary will
1 bake and pie sale on
st i:00 at the Building
(LOSj;s FOR day
[nan J A. McNeil of the
st.cn Board has announc'
t'ne office of the board
3th ' ' 311 <lay ThUrSday'
A change of the membership
of the Brunswick county Board
of Welfare this week resulted iit
the appointment of County Commissioner
O. P. Bellamy to succeed
Walter M. Stanaland, who
has served for the past several
The change followed the passage
of a legislative bill in February.
The bill, concerning which
no information has been available
to this newspaper, is understood
to have created a vacancy in
the membership of the board. At
the same time it provided machinery
for the creation of a new
set of officials.
Under the bill, it is said, the
State Board of Charities and Public
Welfare has authority to name
one member. The selectee of the1
State Board was J. L. Henry,
of Winnabow. Mr. Henry has
held a position on the board for'
several years, along with Mr. |
Stanaland and George C. Swain, |
Mr. Swain being chairman of the j
Following the selection of Mf. j
Henry by the State Beard, the i
Board of County Commissioners,1
i The Red (
T-3 Elwood Mintz Writes
Pilot About What Red
Cross Is Doing
GIVES MUCH CREDIT TO
j VOLUNTEERS AT HOME
His Experiences Qualify
Him To Bring An Appeal
To Brunswick Citizens
(When T-3 Elwood Mintz,
son of Mrs. H. L. Mintz, of
Shallotte, was in Southport
several days ago, the Pilot
asked him to write something
about the Red Cross in connection
with his service overseas.
Mintz was wounded
when Leyte was invaded and
I was brought back to this
country where he was sent to
Finney General Hospital in
Thomasville, Ga. His many
months overseas qualify him
to tell something of what the
Red Cross is doing and should
be an urgent appeal to all
citizens of Brunswick support
the current Red Cross
War Fund. The following are
To many who ponder over the
question: "What does the Red
j Cross do for those in service ?"|
i the following remarks may warrant
I The main function of the Red
i Cross is Military Welfare, this being
a broad term embracing many
tUinrro U'P Shftll bfiCflV
I UililgO muwi .. v
I classify as follows: Personal Serj
vice, _ such as channels by which
domestc and financial difficulties I
may be handled for service peo-1
pie far from home, thereby adjusting
many things which no
other, organization is capable of
adjusting; Entertainment, spon-1
sored either directly or indirectly,1
covers dances properly supervised,
variety shows, stage shows, movies,
exhibitions by outstanding)
j champions, informal group dis-1
i cussions, and music both recorded,
|and in person ranging from "hill-1
billy" to classic.
Recreation includes various acti-'
vities depending almost entirely j
upon the individual differences of
people and those in uniform are
people just as those in civilian
life. While on furlough in a large j
city one may go for a ride on a
Red Cross bus in and about the
city taking in museums, estates,
(Continued on page two* j
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Death Followed Long Period
of Failing Health; I
' Captain S. L. Brinkman died I
last night (Tuesday) at 10 o'clock
| at the Veteran's Hospital in FayjettevilJe.
His death followed sev'eral
years of declining health.
He is survived by his widow,
! Mrs. Fannie Davis Brinkman, who
is at present a patient at Dosher
Memorial Hospital; a daughter,
Mrs. J. J. Loughlin of Southport;
and one ron, Marsden Brinkman,
of New York. i
j Fune al Services will be held
at 3:30 t'morrow (Thursday) aftjernoon
at Trinity Methodist
while in session Monday, elected
Commissioner Bellamy to a posi- J
tion on the board of Welfare.
Since membership on the board
of welfare is selective and not
elective, Mr. Bellamy is legally
qualified to hold both the office
of county commissioner and membeiship
on -the board of welfare, j
His selection for the welfare post j
was made on motion of Com-! t
missioner'J. N. Sowell. v
With Mr. Henry and Mr. Bel- c
lahiy both having been named c
for the board the matter of a j
third man rested with them. At t
a meeting at Winnabow yester- .,
day afternoon they completed the j
body of three by naming- Mr.
Swain, ..the former chairman, for
a position on the board.'
No information was available e
last night or this morning as to j
Whether or not the three men 1
had selected one of their num- i
ber as chairman of the board of
welfare. In the event this selec- .
tion was not made at yesterday's
meeting it is assumed that a
chairman will be selected at the
first official meeting.
Dross Overseas 1
For The Service .
Eight young white and five col-j
ored men have recently registered!
with the Selective Service Board.
The white men are Vincent William
Simmons, Jr., Wampee, S.
C.; Floyd Junior Henary, Leland;
Howard Lenro Inman. Ash; Wilbert
Alfred Kirby, Supply; Curtis
Williamson, Ash; Woodus Gayde
Evans, Supply; Horace Julius LeiWis,
essup, Ga.; Bailey Lee Mc- l
Dowell, Bolivia. t
The five* colored men are, <Le-j?
Roy Waddell, Leland; Sidney Per- 1
cell Williams, Bolivia; John Ho- \
wel Yeoman, Leand; Clarence An- t
derson, Leland and David Clinton s
r?* will: !
tajii. tt unaiiiduii r
Son Of J. B. Williamson t
And Late Mrs. William- j
son Of Shallotte Is Hold-|e
er Of Numerous Medals 1
Captain Odell Williamson, son *
of J. B. Williamson and the late f
Mrs. Williamson, and husband of 1
Mrs. Virginia Williamson, of Shal- 1
lotte, has been serving with an c
artillery division as a liaison pilot i
in Europe for over a year. , s
He is the holder of the Air c
Medal with five Bronze Leaf i8
clusters and one Silver Oak Leaf e
cluster, the Silver Star, t he Dis- 1
tinguished Flying Cross and the'
Croix de Guerre. He is also en- j f
titled to wear the European, a
theater of operations with three j
major engagement stars, the East- i ern
Defense and the Good Conduct
His division landed on Normandy
beachhead June 15 and J
was heavily engaged at once. Hej
was awarded the Air Medal for[
his meritorous achievement in
aerial flight over enemy-held ter-j
ritorv ... In carrying out his j
duties he succeeded in aiding in ]
the destruction of enemy artillery'
batteries, and his assistance in,
turning back enemy counter-at- j
tacks, materially added impetus
to the steady advance of our forces,"
according to the citation. !
Capt. Williamson won the Silver
Star "... for extraordinary
achievement in aerial flights on '
September 1 and 2 in Belgium and j11
France'. . . Throughout the opera-|v
tion (then) First Lieutenant Wil- 1
(Co.it'nued on J'uge Four) a
2 ?- t
IT COSTS MONEY
to save your boy's life
How much is It worth to you?to have : t
blood plasma there? To get exara food j.
to him, if he's a prisoner? Give morel .
He needs your Red Cross at his side.
GIVE JL| GIVE
NOW!m^ MORE! |r
Southport, N. C.,
Now Train in;
Dn Leave Of Absence Fo
Service With The Wave
Young Brunswick Count;
Girl Receiving Busines
HEW YORK TO OKLA.
Early Training In Nev
York Resulted In Her Being
Selected For Special
Beginning last November a
deputy Register of Deeds fc
Jronswick county, in the beli(
hat the needs of the countr
vere stronger than those of th
lounty, Miss Evelyn Autr;
laughter of Mr. and Mrs. Georg
Vutry, of Southport, enlisted i
he Waves and was sent to Ne'
foi k on the 13th' of December t
legin her training.
The Board of County Commii
iioners, with consideration fc
hose entering service, declined t
iceept the resignation of Mis
lutry, and gave her instead
eave of absence as Deputy Reg
ster of Deeds, the leave of al
Endless Round Of Delay
Because Public Is Ur
familiar With Task O
rAX STAMPS MUST BE
PROVIDED FOR PAPER;
some Information Givei
That May Avoid Delays
And Loss Of Time If
Followed By People
With Papers To
Register of Deeds Amos .
Valton is finding out that wa
imes created hard times for hii
inci me ciencai neip in ma uniui
.Vot'k is pouring in a volumn
vithout precedent from all pari
if the county, from up state an
iome from other states.
A serious handicap to the el
orts of the office is the lack c
wderstanding on the part of th
>ublic regarding the recording c
>apers. When they are taken t
he office personally there is n
lifficulty in securing the inforn
ition necessary to recording an
he affixing og tax stamps.
The Register of Deeds is bounc
id. He is required to charge cei
ain fees for the recording c
>E.pers. If he does not collect thes
ees or falls short of obtaining th
ull amount he must make goo
he deficiency out of his own po<
tet. As a result of this, whe
ihecks or money orders are ser
n to cover the cost of recordin
tnd the tax stamps, and the sui
loes not come up to required fe
md tax, the official has to writ
ixplaining that more money i
This writing causes loss of tim
cr the workers in the office an
.Iso entails considerable exendi
(Continued on Page 3)
W. B. KEZIAH
There a re a lot of friends a:
lirough Brunswick, at least w
i>ok upon them as friends, tha
ire have missed during the pas
wo weeks. Other things came u
,nd just had to be messed wit
n the very and only days tha
ne are able to go roving abou
he country. We missed seeing th
oiks, but we thought of them a
he same. Recently when w
nissed out on one of our weekl;
rips to Shallotte, Charlie Rus
;reeted us on the next visit wit
he inquiry: "Where have yo
een? We have missed you. "Wei
mowing that Charlie missed u
re do not mind acknowledge
hat we have missed everybod;
Speaking of missing people, W
). Bryan, , manager of the Be!
'elephone system in this regior
ume down from Wilmington t
- - ... > j
In A Good Con
Wednesday, March 7th,
ter Of Deeds
g In Oklahoma
- ; *;?
* MISS AUTBY
sence to continue while she is in
i- service and the position to be still
>r hers when she returns.
.01 Following a short period of
;s training in New York it was
a J found that the young Brunswick
;-j woman had splendid business
)- (Continued on Page Four)
Becomes A Law
The bill introduced on February
91 hv Ronrpspntafivp .T W Runrk.
a providing for teacherage notes for
? the erection of teacherages at the
Waccamaw and Shallotte schools,
was ratified and became a law
x The mesure provides for the is|
suing of notes of Brunswick
county for the construction of
teacherages at the above named
places. It provides that all rents
5 from the buildings shall be devoted
to the payment of the principle
o and interest on the notes.
ir Camellias In Full Bloom
11 With Beautiful Azaleas
e- To Come Later; Flowers
|e Said To Be Prettiest In
? Many Years
Several hundred visitors were
f-! at Orton Sunday, attracted by
>f what is said to be the loveliest
e display of camellias that has ever |
>f been seen in the gardens and
o nursery of the Beautiful Cape
0 Fear River Plantation.
1-1 Undamaged by drastic changes
d in the weather, such as occured
| during the past two winters, thou- \
1- Sands of the beautiful buds are
r- blossoming into the most perfect]
>f flowers that visitors to Orton have '
;e ever seen.
ie; A still more beautiful presents- i
d tion of bloom is in prospect for
j April if the present promises of ;
n the azaleas are carried out, a will.:
it According to experts, the azaleas1 <
g are getting ready for a wonderful i
n show when their time comes to
e1 entrance the flower lovers. The i
e azaleas will begin showing in ear- j <
is ly April as the last of the winter |
; blooming camellias take their de-'l
e parture. I]
d This year finds tne Pantation
[- short on guides, a condition that 1
(Continues on page 4)
II see us several dayg ago. He ine
quired of Mrs. Helen Bragaw, cf 1
t fthe Camellia Inn, as to our where-'!
it abouts. "He's in New York," said I
p Mrs. Bragaw. "In New York!" 1
h!Exclanmed Bryant "That fellow '
t has been lying to me. He said he 1
11 never left Brunswick county to 1
e | come as far as Wilmington andi I 1
II had to come down here to see J
e him." # |l
s ,In doing a bit of work for sport 1
h fishing at Southport we are not 1
u seeing benefit to just Southport. 11
I,' The Cape Fear Shoals, with the 1
s | bar.acuda, amber jack, dolphin, 1
g|Wahoo and other splendid sport
y | fishing resources will some day 1
(attract thousands. To the west
I and off the entire Brunswick
II coast are great mariin ana sail- 1
i, fish g.cunds awaiting the sportso'
(Continued on page 2)
Judge Ward P
Present Session Of General
Assembly Has Continued
Emergency War Powers
Act Governing Car Driving
25 MILES PER HOUR
IS THE SPEED LIMIT
Ignorance Of Law Excuses
No One; Highway Offenses
Session Of Recorders
The fact that the General As-!
sembly has reenacted the Emergency
War Powers Act, which provides
for a. maximum speed of
35 miles per hour on the highways,
appears to be not generally
known in tnis county. At any,
rate offenders hailed into court
here have been pleading that they
understood the law was no longer
in force. j
The Emergency War Powers
Act was created in 1943 and was
intended to cover a period of
two years. The placing of the
legal speed driving limit at 35
miles per hour was calculated to
save tires, gas and to lessen war
time dangers of travel.
With the period expiring now
and with the war and need of
the regulations continuing the bill
was reenacted on the 20th day
of January, 1945. "Ignorance of
the law excuses no one", said
Judge John B. Ward at the conclusion
of the session of the Recorder's
Court here Monday.
The following cases came up
for disposition in the Recorder's
TT 1 nnn oimTVirt
X1CI UCII i oinci, 1IWJI
prayer for judgment continued
for six months, defendant to pay(
Charlie H. Burnette, reckless
operation, continued to March 12.
McKinley Hatcher, operating
whiskey still, continued to March.
Wellington Hammerick, speed-1
ing, judgment suspended on payment
of a fine of 510.00 and
Charles W. Ballard, speeding,
judgment suspended on payment
of a fine of $15.00 and costs. j
James Paul Kelly, speeding1
suspended on payment of a fine
of $50.00 and costs. ( i
J. lB. Funderburg, speeding,
judgment suspended on payment
of a fine of $15.00 and costs.
Ira Scott Caldwell, possession,
continued to March 19th.
William Elbert Godwin, speeding.
capias and continued.
Raymond Hudson, no brakes
on trailer, judgment suspended:
on payment, of half the costs. i
James Hawes, speeding judgment
suspende on payment of fine
of $10.00 and costs.
P. G. Godwin, no operators
licenses, judgment suspended on
payment of costs. ,
Thomas Brown, drunk on highway,
capias and continued.
I. H. Hewett, possession, capias
Murray Granger, reckless operation,
judgment suspended on
payment of a fine of $25.00 and
NppiI Hplnprs In
* ? v v v? i. * va. v
Mrs. M. M. Rosenbaum Of
Shallotfte Head Of Recruiting
Program In This '
The U. S. Army Medical Department
is calling for help to
supplement the set vices of Army
Hospital staffs whose numbers are
too few to cope with the increasing
flow of sick and wounded sol-1
tiers from overseas. Mrs. M. M. |
Rosenbaum of Shallotte is aiding;
this call in Brunswick and will be
glad to talk with any who are j
interested in this work.
Thousands of casaulties are
placing a heavy a heavy burden
on the Army hospitals and if is
impe-ative t hat the overworked
doctors and nurses receive help?
at cnce. The kind cf help that
they need is the kind of help that
any intelligent, healthy, and earnest
wcman can give. It is skilled
help but dees not require professional
training. It consists in the
performance of general hfcspital
Continued on page two
$1.50 FER YEAWUBLiSl
:k Of Hote
oints To The
)f Speed Laws
Local Wan Woundefl
Fighting In Germany
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Aldredge
have been notified by the War
Department that their only son,
Pfc. Harold L. Aldridge, of the
Army, was wounded in action in
Germany on February 23rd. The'
notification stated that his wunds1
were alight. Pfc. Aldridge grad-!
uated from the Southport high
school and afterwards had a year
in college before entering the
New Home Agent
Starts Her Work
First Of April
Miss Alene McLamb Of
Sampson County Secured
To Replace Miss Elizabeth
Norfleet Who Resigned
NEW AGENT GRADUATE
OF TEACHERS COLLEGE
Has Also Had Experience
As A Teacher And At
Rex Hospital In
Miss Alene McLamb of^ Sampson
county will enter upon her duties
as Home Demonstration Agent
for Brunswick qounty on Monday,
April 2. She takes over the position
left vacant when Miss Eliza-)
beth Norfleet resigned about five,
weeks ago. Norfleet resign-;
ed owing to her approaching marriage.
With Miss Staton, the District
Agent, Miss McLamb was here
Monday for a conference with the
Board of County Commissioners.
The meeting and arrangements
for the resumption of the work
is understood to have been entire-1
ly satisfactory to the Board and
in a statement to this newspaper. I
Miss Staton expressed gratification
at the early resumption of
the work and the securing of Miss
McLamb to carry on.
The new agent is a graduate of
E. C. T. C. at Greenville. She has (
had experience as a teacher and
as a dietitian at Rex Hosiptal in;
Raleigh. This experience, added to
a pleasing personality and her [
qualifications .for Home De-j
monstration work will make her
selection a pleasing and profitable!
one to the ladies of Brunswick |
Miss Staton expressed the ap-|
preciation of the State Extension
Service for the cooperation shown
Miss Norfleet by the people of>
Brunswick and by this newspaper.
She felt assurance that the same!
gratifying cooperation would be
extended Miss McLamb.
Assigned To New
Lt. (jg) Eugene Guthrie
Now Engineering Officer j
Aboard Recently Commissioned
Coast Guard Lieut, (jg) Eugene
Guthrie, son of Mrs. Viola Guth-|
rie of Southport and Fort Lau-|
derdale, Fla, has been assigned to
a new patrol frigate, the!
If. S. S. Boyonne which was
commissioner recently at the U.
S. Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay,
Lieut. Guthrie is engineering
officer aboard the Bayonne.
The frigate Bayonne named for
a New Jersey city was formally
commissioned by Commodore Le-j
Roy Reinburg U. S. C. G., commandant
of the Curtis Bay Yard,
and presented to its new commanding
officer, Commander E.
E. Comstock, U. S. C. G., Winebago,
111. The Bayonne will be
manned by a Coast Guard crew.
Modelled after a Canadian corvette,
patrol frigates are 303-feet
long and are used for anti-submarine
and patrol escort duties.
Thp Ravonnp is exripcteri to takp
her place with the fleet shortly.
Commenting cn being assigned
to the Bayonne Coast Guard3man
Liuet. Guthrie said, "We've got a
good ship, and all of the fellows
Continued on page four
Most of The News
All The Time
i?D EVERY WEDNESDA*
1 Facilities !
Accommodation5 r*?c ^uu.j .
Needed For fiport Fisher?
men, Tourists. And Other j
GOOD HOTEL WOULD BE
A GREAT IMPROVEMENT H
Club House Planned As Be- J
ginning Of Post War :j
Sport Fishing Develop- j
ment Off Eirunswick
A great number of inquiries, I
most of them from individuals 1
who are interested in sport fishing 1
are received here in Southport. In
addition to these direct inquiries
the <5tate News Bureau receives a
great many more.
Last week Bill Sharpe of the
State News Bureau in Raleigh
was asked how many inquiries his
office received during the past I
year concerning Brunswick county.
The following is the wire
received in reply:
Inquiries by counties not
broken down yet. We receive
about 15,000 inquiries yearly
from prospective, travelers.
About oiie third of them ask
about coastal region. Many inquire
as to the best place for
salt water fishing. Difficulty
existing now with regard to
Southport is the lack of suitsportsmen
and other* Salt
water fishing inquiries have
steadily advanced yearly.
Such inquiries start in March
and run through November.
There is a pre-sure on entire
coast for more accommodations.
A hotel is a prime need
and presents a great opportunity
for jour region.?Bill
Recently outstanding sport
fishermen have declared that the
Brunswick coast has great possibilities
of becoming a great I
sport fishing center. Primary pre- Jj
war hafjicap to ii^rlopment was 1
the, lack of hotel accommodations. I
With an end of the war the in- I
terest in sport fishing will soar I
to unprecedented heights. Both I
Southport and the rest of the j
Brunswriok coastal region will II
lose neavny unless accommoaa- ]
tions for the sport fishermen, :
tourists, and other visitors, are
Beginning in a small way, but
feeling assured of the possibilities
and that other developers will follow
in their footsteps, art eastern
corporation is now planning the
construction of a lodge or club
house for sportsmen at Southport.
This corporation is not interested
in the hotel business, it simply sees
possibilities for development of
sport fishing here and plans to |
follow the line of it$ vision by
constructing a small but modern
club house. At a meeting here i
Saturday it was predicted that
within six months after this first
step is taken other business interests,
real hotel people, would
awaken to the opportunity and
need of facilities that exist here.
It is understood that two modern
sport fishing boats will be
based here in connection with the
club house. The boats and the
club house are to be used simply
(Continued on page 2)
| Ration Painters
BLUE STAMPS - X-5,
Y-5, Z-5 A-2, B-2 . . .
now valid . . . expire March
C2-, D-2, E-2, F-2, G-2 . . .
now valid . . . expire April
H-2, J-2, K-2, L-B, M-2 . . .
now valid , . . expire June 2.
MEATS AND FATS
Q-5, R-5, S-5 . . . now valid '
. . . expire March 31.
T-5, U-5, V-5, W-5, X-5 . . .
now valid . . . expire April 28.
X-5, Z-5, A-2, B-2, C-2, D-2.
. . . now valid . . . expire
I Sugar Stamp No. 34 . . .
good for five pounds ... expires
Sugar Stamp No. 35 . . .
good for five pounds . . . expires
Airplane Stamps No. 1, No.
2 and No. 3 now good.
Period 4 an J 5 eoupono f : om
! last season, Periods >1, 2. 3. *
and y from tins season . .
all valid for 10 gallons eacf
| A-14 couprns valid .through
/ - 1 'jn