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jur Defendants In1
ck County Recorurt
Here Monday ^
NES GIVEN i
... MOST OF CASES
W. Defendant Was Chargj
With Stealing Two
t0 D octor Got Off
four case were waiting ne
, .. ) , !: Judge John B. Ward ?e
' ! the Recorders court here v
v mi ming. Most of these tel
L were the outgrowth of tri- P?
y offenses. The courts minute .
j. shows the following cases inl
athe disposition made of them. ??
' H. Hewett, possession, ln|
''v and costs, fine remitted. J0,
jar! Rhodes, E. R. Long and] 1
,yl Carlisle, larceny, jury askI
for ard case automatically
-t to superior court. Each de-j
was placed under a $200.- an
" j Iex
Bclvin, violating stop! ^
r law. $10.00 and costs. ,f
V r Davis, destroying person- ( '
";:.:\rty, nol pressed. j
v Snith and Arthur Smith,
- a nol pressed with
j. H. Bellamy, drunk and ws
s :v continued to March da
y,.i Harrison, no chaffeurs fis
judgment suspended on w;
par.t of costs. I"
h: v Elbert Pruiett, possession,;
t:_.. : o March 19th.
^ - M. Wallace, speeding, I]
|r?: and costs. j It
Var.ett Formy Duval, no oper- /
w. one half the costs. \
Sc Parmley, no operators
judgment suspended on q
Cm.T.bus Jones, no drivers liemo-ictratinn
rnrfl illdff- .
aptain John Erickson Ha
Fished Area West O
\YS FLYING FISH
\RE PLENTIFUL THERI
xpresses Confidence Tha
Famed Fish Are Abundant
Sport fishing is out of his lin
his whole life has been devot
to commercial fishing bu
vertheless Captain John Erik
n. Mayor of Southport, is great
interested in the rekindled in
rest in snort fishine- off Smith
E suspended on payment of
I iani Joyner, non support, yo
B.-u to pay $15.00 per month) mi
support of two children. w?
Err.est Olive, no operators jPc
B judgment suspended on. di>
of costs. IU1
T. Peckett, no brakes tie
B iler judgment suspended on ed
B jf costs. fri
Ba'iihe Bartley, no chaffeurs t0
B-- judgment suspended on
E it costs.
:ie and Buddie Sayarl
operators license, $50.00
B in each case.
Be P.. Coleman, larceny, nol
B This was a case involving L
B theft of two cats). "
B > T M. Widenhouse, speedB
one half the costs. (Contrary
B the usual practice of assessing
B vy fine on defendants cons'
of speeding, the above 1W
B"y was let off lightly when it
Bt show n that she was hurrying i
B ry to a doctor).
I Err.est Babson, trepass, nol
B*?'l with leave.
B ;r,i'Y Bryant, affray. $50.00 loi
costs, one half of fine ' hi
B filha:Dalton Wood, Affray, !w<
B" and costs. i th
; Tobias Simmons, trespassing,' ru
B ;ury trial and defend-:hi
B ind over to superior court, lai
B'' ~ Brown, assault with deadly
Bapon, judgment suspended on da
B".of $?3.00 fine and costs, or
I Brief News ?
fcotxs TO SAX DIEGO Ja
B tin Clarence Lennon hasi
B""'- to San Diego, Calif., fol-:
- . days furlough with ! L
Vs ootht r, Mrs. Lucy J. Lennon, I
B * Entering the service j
11 sum:aer he was selected for
- was recently pror'--'1
to ids present rating. ^
Mrs. Paul Fodale and
K returned home from
KUr:' 'there they spent the past
Br with relatives. Mr. J
v making prepara-1
i his seafood house j
ierable repairs havejP*
J" n ' -i the building and 0
i!'s absence. jE]
^ Kf-< tlVE
^ * Ruark, Executive j tv
',f :he Red Cross, wish- nt
j,; 'Jiown that if anyone has
fc. " led by solicitors they St
Cj J ir Red Cross War cl
( ? 11 tion to her in South- ce
will send a receipt j?
I 6 contributor.
Before the war came along t
terrupt. things it was hardl;
ssible to go out without bring
? in fine results with the use o
d and reel. This was despite th
ct that the boats then engage*
sport fishing always went t
e same place: out over th
oals to Prying Pan Lightshi;
d back, day after day. The vas
panse of deeper waters wit)
eir coral bottoms to the wes
the shoals were never explore*
r the marlin and sailfish tha
e said to abound there th
lole year round.
It was concerning this grea
explored area that Captain Joh:
is deeply interested in a fe\
ys ago. "I am no sport fisher
in," he said, "but I have know*
ih and fishing grounds since
is a boy back there in Norwaj
there is not wonderful marli
d sa::l fishing in a great are*
(Continues on page 4)
iets Gas Thieves
olumbus County Men Ant
Brunswick Woman Arres
ted For Raiding Grisset
town Man's Pack House
Roy Long and Earl Reynold!
ung Columbus county whit
en, arid Mabel Carlisle, of Ast
:re arrested last week by Rura
iliceman W. D. Evans. In ad
tion to being charged with th
eft of gasoline from other par
is, they are specifically charg
with having stolen 40 gallon
om Meom Grissett, ofr Grisset
wn, r.ear Shallotte.
The gasoline taken from Mi
issett was stored in his tobac
pack house and the two me
id woman were evidently awar
its presence there.
On Iwo Islanc
[rs. Jack Harbolt Receive
Word Husband W a
Wounded In First Hour
Mrs. Jack D. Harbolt, of Sha'
tte, has received word that he
isband, Sgt. Jack D. Harbolt c
e U S. M. C., was seriousl
junded on Iwo Jima island o
e first day of the invasion, Fet
ary 19. He suffered the loss c
s right leg two hours after h
Harbolt lay in a shell crater a
y and was evacuated to Saipa
i a hospital ship and later flei
a Naval hospitl somewhere i
e Pacific He is the son of M:
id Mrs. G. E. Harbolt of Okie
ima City and husband of th
rmer Miss Cassie Andrews c
lallotte. His wife and six month
J son, Jimmie, have been livin
ith her parents, Mr. and Mn
M. Andrews since Sgt. Hai
ilt left for overseas duty i
inuary, 1944. He enlisted in th
(continued on page two*
lot. A. Bennett
n::~_ A* CLn]|Attc
UJ1C5 rtl uuauuiu
ged And Widely Connec
ted Farmer Died Satur
day At Home In Shallott
Township After Long 111
Rofiert A. Bennett, 70-year-ol
lallotte farmer and well know
tizen, died Saturday following
Surviving is his widow, Mr
mma Bennett; three daughter;
rs. J. D. Meares, Mrs. K. f
tusey and Miss Veoa Benneti
ro sons, R. Bl and Bryan Ber
(tt, all of the Shallotte sectioi
Funeral services were hel
mday afternyon at three o
ock frcm the home of the d(
ased, with the Rev. Thorns
>hnson in charge. Burial follov
(Continued on Page 2)
Of Flying Fish
f Looked Like Man
They Looked For
Sam T. Bennett, Clerk of
t Court, had an unusual experience
last week while returning
from the western part of
Florida, where he was called
el as a character witness In a
.-1 case in court,
t Stopping in Jacksonville,
:- Fla., for what he thought
;- would be just a few minutes,
i- he was seized by the FBI
i- and held and questioned for
two hours. The suspicions of
o the FBI had become arounsed
y because Sam looked like a
man that they were looking
f who had stolen $900.00.
? Chief Of Police
S Arrests Foreigner
i Turk Or Arab Detained
t And Found To Have No
e Registration Papers; Is
Turned Over To FBI
I A foreigner, either a Turk or
II Arab, was arrested here during
v | the past week on suspicion. He
, was peddling or posing as a
!1 peddler and carried bedspreads,
I sheets and tablecloths, for which
' he was taking orders on a down
n payment proposition.
a He had no selective service
registration card or other papers.
He identified himself as Moh^mand
Krahalton and said he had
a wife and child in Persia,
j , In accordance with the law
when a person had no draft registration
card, Chief of Police Ot'
to Hickman, who made the ar
rest, carried him to Wilmington
- and turned him over to the F. B.
I. At last reports the man was
still being detained by the Fed!,
I Brunswick Man
! Tried In Florida
8 Manslaughter Verdict Rendered
High Of U. S. Navy As
Outcome Of Wreck
n Tried in Miami, Fla., last week
on a charge of murder in connection
with an automobile
wreck, Joseph High, Brunswick
county sailor whose home is near
Calabash, was convicted of man1
slaughter and given' a suspended
Sentence, pending an investigation
iof his Navy record.
i High was the driver of a car
s which struck and killed a mar
s in Florida last fall,
s Clerk of Court Sam T. Bennett
was called to Miami as a
character witness for High. The
I- presiding Judge and Solicitor were
ir both very considerate of the acif
cused man. They gave assure that
y in the event that the Navy ren
cord was alright they would not
I- impose or ask for a penal sentif
ence. Instead they would be sate
isfied to dispose of the case with
* Public Using
:: ' Leland Bridge
lf New Structure Across Sturs>
geon Creek Completed
And Thrown Open To
n The new concrete brdige across
e Sturgeon Creek, near Leland, was
completed several days ago and
is now in use. The structure is 30
feet wide and 150 feet long and
on the same ground level as the
damaged bridge, which it replaces
k Several months ago the old
' bridge was badly damaged wher
a gasoline tanker and two cars
were wrecked on it. As the dam -
aged bridge was much too narrow
e for the heavy traffic over it the
!? decision was reached to build ar
entirely new structure, instead oi
d The new bridge was built by J
n 1S. Bowers and Company of Whitea
ville and Raleigh.
3 GOES TO SCHOOL
g( S. Sgt. Troy O'Bryan Evans, sor
) of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Evans oi
tj Freeland and husband of the
former Miss Letha Alline An
"* 1- A ..
^ i (irews, IClt jqoi wccn akjl awci'
c]! deen, Maryland, fora nine week!
. I course. After completion of the
! course he will return to his form^
iS'er base at Fort Jackson, S. C
, Mrs. Evans is living with her par
ents in Shallotte.
J News paper I
Southport, N. G., VV<
In North West
About Fifty Gallons Of
Non-Tax Paid Whiskey
And Three Stills Taken
During Past Week
TWO NEGROES HELD
FOR FEDERAL COURT
Seized Near Cache Of
Whiskey Is Believed To
Have Been Produced
At One Of The Stills
Ru.al Policeman O. W. Perry
and A. T. U. Agents Gray and
Winslow have been continuing
their activities against moonshine j
stills and operators in North West!
lownsmp, wnere me center 01
such activities appears to exist.
Friday these officers raided
two 100 gallon stills in North
West. In addition to the whiskeymaking
outfits they seized and destroyed
2,400 gallons of mash.
Following the destruction of the
stills and mash they encountered
two negroes, Charley Neal and
George Boyd, emerging from the
woods with a quantity of non-taxpaid
liquor. Arresting both men
they backtracked them to a
cache in the woods, a short distance
from one of the stills. Here
, they captured 45 half gallon fruit
jars, all filled with whiskey.
The two men were given a hearing
before U. S. Commissioner
Swais in Wilmington and bound
over to the spring term of Federal
court in Fayetteville.
On Sunday jPoliceman Perry and
W. P. Floyd J captured and destroyed
a 50 gallon still and 100
gallons of mash, this raid also occuring
in North West township.
a !.i: U_ J
i Baptist Association Held
Meeting At Chapel Hill
On Sunday afternoon the Brunswick
Baptist Association held a
Sunday School meeting ata Chapel
Hill Baptist church at Shallotte.
The meeting was well attended
and the purpose of the meeting
was to get the Sunday School
workers and pastors of the Association
together to make plans
for the future in celebration of
Southern Baptists' Centennial Crusade
climaxing one hundred years
* of organized work in the South.
The following program was pre.
Devotional?M. L. Mintz, Shallotte.
Opening Remarks by Associat
tional Superintendent ? S. I.
The Enlargement Campaign In
j the Sunday School?James Hewett,
. | The Importance of Visitation?
l A. L. Brown, Southport.
, Evangelism ? H. F. Brinson,
Providing for Adults in the
Sunday School ? E. J. Prevatte,
Providing for Young People in
the Sunday School?Susie Sellers.
Open Discussion of Plans and
j Problems?led by S. I. Mintz.
w. B. KEZ1AI1
I A lot of Brunswick county farm(
; land has been prepared for the)
. tobacco and corn crops. A good
I deal of corn was planted last
i week, especially along the river
i and coast. Last year tobacco was
. planted first owing to the conr
tinued rains that caused a late
s start in farm work, when it bei
came dry enough to plow the to'
bacco plants were of such size j
that they had to be put out im-;
mediately. Corn and all other
crops had to wait last year until
the oversize tobacco plants
could be gotten into the fields.
i Tobacco plants seem bidding to
; be ready for planting on time or j
. earlier than usual. K. L. Causey,!
! who bought the W. C. Gore farm.
. at Gause Landing, when Mr. Gore,
5;decided to buy and move nearer!
J Shallotte, reported Saturday that;
J his plants have eight leaves. Mr: J
. | Causey plants ten acres in to.:
Most of the lespedeza crop has
Hewett, Hubert Livingston, Wil
lie Davis, W. F. Jones, Stac]
Wade, Harry Robinson, John Cai
son, Edwin Dosher, W. E. Bell
Clyde Newton, W. P. Jorgensen
Alfred Newton, George Fisher
Continued on page two
been sown. According to countj
agent Dodson in this part of the
state the best period for sowing
is between February 15 anc
March 15th. Planted later the
March winds keep the top of the
ground so dry that it is difficull
to get a good stand. Oats or some
other nurse crop should always be
sown with lespedeza. This helps tc
keep down weed growth and al
the same time protects the tinj
lespedeza plants when they firsl
For 25 years R. B. Hawes hai
been a faithful and valued en*
ployee of R. D. White, at Shal
lotte. In the shop as a mechanie
during Mr. White's big days as ?
Ford Dealer, Mr. Hawes wai
graduated to the job of gasolini
distribution truck driver ten year;
or more ago. Since then in gooc
weather and bad he has appliec
himself to supplying gas and oil!
to the White customers. Early am
later, before going on and afte:
(Continued on page 2)
i^'4 '" '
n A Good Coi
sdnesday, March 14tl
J. Fred Smith
Prominent Southport Resident
Died Yesterday After
Long Period Of Failing
Funeral services for J. Free
Smith, 58, life-long resident ol
Southport, are being held this
afternoon at two o'clock from St
Phillips Episcopal church. Rfv
Cecil Alligood and Rev. A. L
Brojvn are in charge of the ser
vices. Burial is to follow in th(
Mr. SmPh ) Monday 'n lh<
J. Arthur Dosher Memorial hos
pital, where he had been a pati
ent for several days. He had beer
in declining health for severa
years but was not considerec
seriously ill until a few days pre
ceding his death.
He is survived by his widow
Mrs. Lou Holliday Smith, who is
county health nurse for Bruns
wick; two sisters, Mrs. Bessii
Stokely, of Wilmington and Mrs
Ethel Fullwood of Southport; twe
brothers, Afton W. Smith o:
Southport and W. F. Smith oi
The active pallbearers are Masonic
Lodge brethren of the de
ceased. Honorary pallbearers ar<
John D. Eriksen, James Carr, E
M. McEe.chern, W. G. Butler
Harry Aldridge, Joel Moore, Ec
C. Newton, Capt. J. J. Pigott
Sam, Junius, Charles, and R. J
Holliday, Dr. L. C. Fergus, J. J
Loughlin, G. D. Robinson, G. E
Hubbard, Gus cNeil, Willie Johnson,
Ralph Phelps, Hermar
Phelns. Harris Cumbee. Johnnii
A Call To America's
Cross Faces The Grea
In It's Long History !
The United Features Syndicate,
which runs a half page
of "Strange As It Seems" by
Ernest Hix, has been featuring
the South|H>rt Whistling
Buoy which ran away and
went to Ireland some years
ago. A large picture entitled
"The Cruise of The Lonesome
Buoy," took up the main portion
of the half page recently
Data with the picture
reads: On .November 14, 19-8,
a Whistling Buoy off North
Carolina s xVjing Pan Shoals
broke loose and drifted across
j the Atlantic?meaning all the
J way. It washed up 111 Coun.1
ty Cork, Ireland, one year
'j later!" 1
; Prominent Lady
: Attempts Suicide;
fISeriously Wounds Self With!1
f Rifle As Outcome Of!
What Is Said To Have |
Been Some Family Trou- '
; ble j
Carried to a Wilmington hos.
pital Saturday after a .22 rifle (
I bullet had passed entirely through
. her body, just an inch above' j
her heart, Mrs. Lottie Potter, ,
highly esteemed resident of the .
Maco section of Northwest town- j
ship, is now understood to have ,
' a tair chance of recovering. ,
s The shooting was investigated ,
by State Hignway Patrolman C. ,
' j. Fergusion, who said the wound .
was self inflicted, following some ,
family trouble. I
. Mrs. Potter is well known ,
. throughout the county and has
many friends who greatly deplore ]
her rash act. ,
i R. & S. Amusements Open 1
Spring Season With Week 1
Here Sponsored By Fire- J
i The Spring Fiesta held under 1
i the auspices of the local fire department
opened Tuesday night '
following a post ponement from
r Monday night because of a delay
;! in the arrival of the Diesel light
;! plants. It will continue every
I night this week until Saturday at
! The net proceeds of the event,
; states Fire Chief Otto Hickman,
will be devoted to the purchase of
> a new Fire Pumper engine which
> i is much needed here. The local det
partment is co-operating in every
r manner to make the event a suct
The R and S Amusements, here
j on its annual visit to Southport,
-; is presenting the various midway |
. attractions which are popular;
; with all outdoor amusement pat-|
i rons. Fresh out Of winter quarters j
s at Leland, the various rides and J;
;1 concessions are drawing large and j
? I well satisfied crowds every night j
1! during the current engagement,
lj Among the thrill rides are the
3 always popular Merry Go Round,
i j the Dive Bomber, the Octopus,
v, huge Ferris wheel, the Chair-o- j
| (Continued on Page 2)
$1.50 PER YEA* PUBUSi
Is Stressing Need
Main Effort Should Be To
Increase Yield Per Acre
On Brunswick Farms,
Says The County Agent
Doubts Average Of 20
Bushels Per Acre Which
State Credits To Corn
Growers Of Brunswick
Recognizing the impossibility 01
being able to buy corn and th<
existing local shortage, the home
crop not being sufficient to feet
stock and for other needs, Count}
Agent J. E. Dodson is now embarking
on a campaign urging th<
farmers to strive for increased
production through better fertilization
and cultivation of this
The State Statistician says
that Brunswick County farmers
produce an average of 20 bushels
nf corn per acre. I doubt it. Wt
nave many acres planted to corr
that produced 10 bushels and less
There is a lot more corn damaged
during dry spells for the
lack of something to eat than tc
drink. Of course corn can be made
to fire by improper cultivatlor
methods. It costs just as mud
to prepare the land, plant, anc
cultivate a crop of corn that wili
make 20 bushels per acre as il
would an acre that would prodKnohola
fiiinnnaincr an a<*.rf
Utc "XV MUKMAVM*. WUJ'J/VM.I.Q .... ?-- would
produce 20 bushels an acre
under normal conditions and fertilization,
and by adding $10.0(
worth of commercial fertilizer the
yield could be doubled which ii
reasonable. The last 20 bushels ol
corn would cost only 50 cents pel
bushel which is mighty cheat
For every bushel of corn har
vested you take from the soi
about 1 1-5 pounds of nitrogen, 3
pound potash, and % pound phosphoric
acid. If the soil does nol
contain this plant food it must be
added in the form of commercia
fertilizer. Lets fertilize our corr
crop well when planted using ?
complete fertilizer and top dresf
heavy when knee-high using nitrogen
and potash for top dress
Dies On Thursday
Former Resident Of Brunswick
County Buried Al
Prospect Church Satur
Mrs. Alice R. Clemmons, i
former resident of Brunswicl
county, died at her home in Wil
mington last Thursday. She wa
72-years of age and her death wa
The remains were brought t
Prospect church, near -Supplj
and interred in the cemetery ther
with Rev. J. O. Walton and Rev
James Pate in charge of th
Mrs. Clemmons is survived b;
live uuugruers, Mrs. ?. m. (jaisor
Miss Edie Clemmons, Miss Flor
ence Clemmons, Mrs. Henriettt
(Continued on page 2)
? s ^.vj
Most of The News
All The Time
HED EVERY WEDNESDAY
Have Not Been
Realized As Yet
Head of State News Bureau
Feels That This Section
Is In For Post-War Improvement
NEED FOR SUITABLE
ACCOMODATIONS CITED- '
Has Many Inquiries From
Out Of State Sportsmen
But Can't Send Them
Following up a telegram which
the Pilot printed in last week's
paper, Bill Sharpe, head of the
State News Bureau in Raleigh,
has written interested parties of
the natural advantages of this
section of the North Carolina
coast for sport fishing and development
of the tourist trade.
"For several years wrote Mr.
Sharpe," we have been faced with
the fact that one of our best
sport fishing communities is not
equipped to take care of spotrsmen,
due to poor accommodations.
As a consequence it has been very
difficult for us to send people
down there, though hundreds have
written us about their desire to
fish Frying Pan Shoals, as well
as other waters in that area.
"It is my belief that (1) the
sport fishing arouna oouuiyvi <
is unexcelled in this area; and (2)
that the army of salt water fishing
is going to grow enormously
in the next few years. However,
your average sportsman from the
! North, travelling several hundred
miles On a pleasure trip, usually
1 demands a good bed, good food
! and a good guide, and is willing
to pay for them. More and more
fishermen make pointed inquiries
about such facilities and are
disinclined to go to a place where
they cannot be comfortable after
the day's fishing is done.
I "One thing more might be of
interest. There is evidence that
full possibilities of game fishing
off this coast are not being real
ized. This is largely because our ?
boatfnen rardly ha;e tried in- novations.
In the Southport area,
^ sport fishermen have ordionarily
j been taken off shore by commers'
cial men, most of whom have
1J neither the rigs nor the experlr
| ence to do a deep sea job.
"The section is one where, per;
I haps, pioneering might bring substantial
if not spectular results."
; Closes April 6th
i 40-Day Closed Period On
Fresh Water Fishing Begins
On April 6 With
> Two Day Recess At Eas!
i Lovers of fresh water fishing
i should get their fill of the sport
I before April 6th, according to
I county game warden H. T. Bow1
mer. The 40 day closed season to
permit fish to spawn unmolested
! takes effect April 6th.
s Easter Sunday and Monday
snortsmen. however, may jour(gey
> to their favorite fishing hole wityii
out fear of breaking the law, un- v.
i less it is for taking more than
f (Continued on page 2)
| Ration Pointers |
X-5, Y-5, Z-E A-2, B-2 . . .
now valid . . . expire March
t . 31.
C2-, D-2, E-2, F-2, G-2 . . .
now valid . . . expire April
H-2, J-2, K-2, L-2, M-2 . . .
now valid . . . expire June 2.
N-2, 0-2, P-2, Q-2, R-2, S-2
. . . now valid, . . . expire
MEATS AND FATS
Q-5, R-5, S-5 . . . now valid
, . expire March 31.
T-5, U-5, V-5, W-5, X-5 . . .
t now valid . . . expire April 28.
Y-5, Z-5, A-2, B-2, C-2, D-2
. . . now valid . , , expire
l E2, F-2, G-2, H-2, J-2 . . ,
i now valid . . . expire June 30..
s Sugar Stamp No. 35 . ..
s good for five pounds . . . ex
pires June 2.
r, Airplane Stamps No. 1, No.
e 2 and No. 3 now good,
r. Ft EL OIL
e Period 4 and 5 coupons from.
last season, Periods 1, 2, 3, 4 /
y and 5 from this season . . - /
i, all valid for 10 gallons each.
a A-14 coupons valid through
i k * '
v. - ? .A,- / j&j