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6-PAGES TODAY Southport, N. C., Wednesday, September 15th, 1948 published every Wednesday $im per
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Most of The News
All The Time
To Farm Crop
n( Exuni Commun
*1re Having: Trouble
Ln Visiting Bear# Who
Thus Far Sticking To j
/Vlso Employ Neat
la Of Leading Pursu
J Hounds Through
L,*ho think that the bears
ve here any more should
"Ait around the edges of
Green Swamp, accord-,
, j-aene Vereen resident of .
community who was;
% last week with Mrs. j
Kgeea said that the bears
iijout eater, up the corn of
L phelps. Pink McKeithan.
?Bennett, and he does not
.m many others.
them in the act, John
^ and Homer Phelps have
! jot of the big animals in
whose prowess as a
pi- hunter and fisherman
d ot legendary, keeps seven j
hounds and Phelps has:
, goth have considerable |
ii at keeping hounds. When j
(tie animals starts to swim
i Juniper Creek or Makatoka I
, stme of the huge lurking
Crs are almost certain to
|ggr is too big and powerful
i illigator to tackle, even, in
nter The bear knows it.
i other animals are too swift
erater for the 'gaitora to
; md know it.
c they find themselves pur
iy slow-swimming dogs they
lily make for Juniper Creek
botoka Lake, swim across
bn probably sit in the bush
i the other side and laugh ?
ti persuing hound is dragged j
t; provide alligator food,
i i>f then a *k. . ? gets the;
if a pig or calf and straight
lromes a hog and cattle
:Sr the rest of its life. There
my to stop it, except with
Is or by trapping.
refines there is only one
Er.al with the killer in
t tat in the past there have
tees when several would j
I together and attack full!
i co?s. Mr. Vereen said his'
tea grandfather often told
i times when they heard
?fill sound of cows as they
teg dragged down by bears
* Stakotoka section.
it ws in the days of free
t wen both hogs and cows
K at large in the woods. It
*? for a bear or bears to
?Ked on the road to become j
s With the coming of stock
#(r bears have become less
time 20 to 30 years ago
Swamp bears thinned
6 tie point where only a few
?"i Mr. Vereen thinks that
extinction came about
l:?lt of the forest fires that
'Cowed to sweep the Green
Ktainued or page dtx)
* TO MEET
^ *gular meeting of the
Vit Lions Club will be held
'Thursday) at 1 o'clock
* Community Building.
l i MEETING
** R. Sanders, president
* Scuthport Parents-Teachers
***". announces that there
*4 reception given in hon
J Members of the Southport
* faculty on Thursday even
'*'-? o'clock at the Com
?* Cmter Building. Every
'Ortiaiiy invited to attend.
k*' - this past Monday
anil to continue until
C "'-'ice, the State Auto
P* Examiner is to be at the
in Southport each Mon
5* *'? the Williamson Motor
^ ? Shallotte each Tues
j^inations may be had at
-T^'ier Mitchel S. McCoy
tv .1 Edwards of
^ Post No. 247 Ameri
anr mce a regular
the p.,,t at the Shal
*hool , uilding Septem
t S o'ci<ick. They state
* important meeting and
ar< requested to bring
LONG BEACH COTTAGE
SPECTACULAR?Although Long Beach hi^s many
very nice homes along its seven-mile strand, the most un
usual is that of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Capef, of Troy. Above
is shown a view of the house tak'en from, the observatory
situated on an adjoining wooded dune. Below Mrs, Capel
is pointing out some object of interest to. a visitor, Dr.
Thor Johnson, director of the Cincinnati Symphony Or
chestra.?(Wilmington News Cut.)
Pretty Pond Purchased
For Use As Scout Camp
Beautiful Natural Lake Lo
cated Near Allen Creek
Will Afford Recreation
For Girl Scout Group
WITH OWN MONEY
Cape Fear Area Council
Plans Study Of Proper
Type Of Buildings To
Best Serve Needs
Pretty Pond, Jong an object of
admiration by the people who
know it, has been acquired by the
Cape Fear Area Council of the
Girl Scouts of America.
Along with the 61-acre lake the
Council has acquired 135 acres of
surrounding land. Girl Scouts and
Brownies from four counties, New
Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus
and Pender? form the area. Credit
for the transaction is due almost
entirely to efforts of Girl Scouts
and Brownies, assisted by adult
workers and friends, in Wilming
ton and New Hanover county.
According to Roy Cook of the
Wilmington Star-News staff, plans
are underway for the erection of
a permanent camp on the shore
of the lake. This camp will be de
signed to accammodate 100 girls
at a time. It is understood that it
will be occupied most of the peri
|od from the time the schools close
in the spring until they reopen in
the fall, with different groups of
J girls coming in each two weeks
from the four counties in the
i Mr. Cook says that a represent
ative of the National Council of
(Girl Scouts is to arrive shortly to
i map a master plan for the erec
Ition of the camp buildings. Mrs.
J S. Webb, Girl Scout Commis
I sionex-, states that this is a free
'service given by the National
Writing of the transaction, Mr.
i Cook says, much of the credit
for the successful purchase of the
property goes to Mr. and Mrs. R.
H. Holden and Mrs. Helen Jones,
(Continued on page mix;
Sold For $24)00
The sloop Roland, 37-foot craft
in which Captain John Woort
mann and 14 other Estlonians
sailed from Sweeden to South
port, has been purchased by L.
S. Zappas, Jacksonville, man,
who says he will put the boat
on exhibition in various cities
and afterwards go for a cruise
around the world.
The sloop is still moored at
Southport, pending transfer to
Zappas. The Estonians are still
being held at Ellis Island in
New York for investigation as
tc the legality of their entrance
ir.to the United States.
i The purchase price is reported
to have been $2,000.00, a frac
tion of the true value of the
craft. However, technicalities
which makes It illegal to use
I the vessel commercially reduc
ed its value.
Farm Bureau Is
Membership ? Driv^ Will
Continue On Intensive
Basis During Next Two
Brunswick County Farm Bureau
leaders and a group of members
heard C. C. Clark, farm agent of
Onslow county, outline the princi
pal services rendered by this or
ganization on National, state
I county levels.
This meeting was called for
! the purpose of encouraging the
! campaign' for members, and Sat
urday, September 25, has been
'set as the date for winding up
tht membership drive for Bruns
Farm leaders are making an
| (Continued on Pa??> Six;
At Long Beach
"Capel's Castle" is the name
an enthusiastic newspaper man
has given to the summer home of I
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Capel, of Troy.
This is not what the owners call
it. Both are without pretense
And they simply built a wonder-1
ful summer home at Long Bea^h
on the highest wooded sand dune
on the coast of North Carolina.
Situated is on the top of the
wooded dune, and with three
fourths of it surrounded by oaks,
it is impossible to get a good pic
ture that will adequately show the
size of the Capel's cottage. It suf
fices to say that the l?ome cost
$30,000.00 qr more an<}' that Mr.
and Mrs. Capel, friendly, congeni
al people, are t able to entertain
and sleep 30 of their friends at a
time. , <- n r.
During the summer the house
is usually pretty well filled with
friends. The chance visitors on
sight-seeing trips receive friendly
welcome to the grounds and the
observatory with its maginificent
A visit to this observatory and
a view over the high wooded sand
dunes, Davis Creek, Lockwooijs
Folly river the ocean and towards
Holden Beach recently caused
Ralph Price, president of the Jef
ferson Standard Life Insurance
company, of Greensboro, to ac
ciaim the area as being "The
Mountains of the Seashore."
The Capel Cottage is the last
house on the line at Long Beach.
East of it is the rapidly develop
ing section, replete with many
fine homes. The road, to within
8 bout 300 yards of the Capel
home has just been taken over
for paving and maintenance by
the State highway Commission.
Westward from the Capel's are
three miles or more of wooded
sand dunes with a magnificent
beach strand on the ocean side
rnd Davis Creek and Lock wood's
Folly river in the background. No
road yet reaches this area but it
is but a question of a few years
(Continued on page six)
Are Engaged For
Program To Include Virgil
West, Slim Mima And
VARIETY IS PLANNED
FOR OCTOBER FIRST
4Candidates For Queen
Are Now Being Nominat
ed; Every Township
Should Be Represent
Farmers Day will offer a vari
ety of entertainment, including
such artists as Virgil West and
His Orchestra, Slim Mims and
HiF Dream Ranch Boys and wrest
ling matches, according to an an
nouncement today from John M.
Barkley, general chairman of the
Civitan Club committee which is1
arranging the program.
The Farmers Day event, which
provides a full day of. free en
tertainment to upwards toupward
of 10,000 people, will be staged
ths year on Friday, Oct. 1,- and
lis sponsored by the Civitan Club
janes the Whiteville Merchants As
A bigger and better parade than
'in previous years will inaugurate
tilt day's festivities. The float for
the queen and her escorts will be;
one of the features.
Wallace Lee, the noted magici
an and entertainer, will give two
The Virgil West musicians will
frnish music for the dance to be
given at the National Guard
Armory starting at 9 o'clock in
For those who enjoy square
dancing, Slim Mims of radio and
stage fame will be at one of the
warehouse to furnish the music
and keep the audience entertained.
Jim Crockett, professional pro
moter, has been engaged to stage
two wrestling matches on the
Farmers Day platform to be erect
ed on the Railroad Plaza. A pro
fessional referee will be here to
MeanWhile '/ Martin Schulketl,
Ihead of the queen contest com
| mittee, announced that entries are
j still coming in. Civitans are an
Ixious to have at least one candi-j
i date from each township in Colu-1
j mbuo, Bladen and Brunswick coun
jties. Many valuable prizes will be
The official ballots are appcar
I ing regularly in the newspaper
| of the county and should be used
to entre and vote for the candi
date of the readers' choice.
The rules governing the- queen's
contest are given for the final
time as follows: .
For Pvt. Leonard
Mahlon M. Leonard Laid
To Rest Sunday In Gur
ganus Cemetery Follow
ing Graveside Services
Killed in an auto-truck accident
at Luxomburg, Germany/ on June
8, 1945, the body of Mahlon M.
Leonard, well known 24ryear old
Shallotte Village Point man, was
brought home last week and in
terred in the Gurganus cemetery
near Shallotte, Sunday.
Funeral services were held at
the graveside with Rev. Austin J.
Wheeler and Rev. B. W. English,
(Continued of page four)
w. B. KEZIAH
Realizing that many hunting
dog owners are sincerely attach
efl to their animals, we will pub
lish a free report of the loss and
finding of hunting dogs during)
the deer season. It will be neces-1
sary for the loser or finder of j
such animals to write or see us
and give description. This week
| A. Lee Mercer of Bolivia reports
jthat a nice red and white hound
I came to his house last week,
dragging a line. He says the own
j er may recover ?he animal by
paying expenses of keeping it.
Southport people already are
missing the "Red" Barber family
i from Long Beach. Residents of
: Charlotte, Mrs. Barber, Peggy,
(Ann, Joan and Bill have been al
jmost daily visitors to town. "Red"
[himself spent the week-ends at
I the beach, flying or coming down
I by car. This is the red-headest
family we ever saw. All six of,
them from Red through Mrs. Red
I and on down to little Bill is red
headed and proud of it. Likewise
the folks who know this red-head
ed family are proud to know
Recently Ralph Price, president
of the Jefferson Standard Life
'insurance Company, was a visitor
at Southport in company with D.
jStowe Crouse, Myrtle Beach Real
jtor. We were around with these
fellows when they had lunch at
Mack's and while they were else
where. This week we were right
much pleased at getting a letter
fiom Price, an oiitsanding figure
In North Carolina. Among, other
(.Continued on Pace Four)
Mrs. Frink President
<?' Of Legion Auxiliary
Has Been Active In Affairs Of This Organization For
Several Years And Is Former President
Mrs. Chrisine Frink has been?
elected president of the American
Legion Auxiliary of Brunswick
County Post No. 194 for the en
suing year. She succeeds Mrs.
Lillian Caison in this capacity.
The role of president of this
organization is not new to Mrs.
Frink, who long has been active
in the affairs of this group and
who has served on other occasions
as Its president.
To serve with her, Mrs. Caison,
the retiring president, was named,
first vice-president; Mrs. Eva
Wolfe, second vice-president; Mrs.
Mildred Baker, secretary-treasur
er; Mrs. Blanche Weeks, chaplain;
Mrs. Margaret Stanley, historian;
Mrs. Duta Pinner, sergeant-at
Mrs. Frink hopes to revitalize
the activities of the Legion Aux
iliary and has as her purpose the
enrollment of eligible wives and
other relatives of men who served
in World War II.
MRS. CHRISTINE FRINK
Expanded This Year
In order to excerclse some con
trol over building* and have
construction planned to meet
with future development, the
Shallotte town official* have
formed H zoning commission,
composed of Dr. Wlngate Swain
Dr. R. H. Holden and R. D.
They plan to lay out new
streets for development and to
exercise a measure of control
on I oca ton and type of new con
struction. Building permits must
be secured before now construc
tion can be undertaken or (
sent building repaired or re
Shallotte, a very old town,
naturally came Into existance
without any Idea of modern,
much-1 raveled highways and
their requirements. One of the
results of this Is ttiat many of
the buildings are too close to
Coastal Highway No. 17. Utere
is little room for parking in the
best business section.
Right City But
Next Time Bunn Frink Goes
Off To A Convention
With His Daughter He
Will Do Some Checking
Bunn Frink and hi# daughter,
Miss Marion Frink found them
selves in an unexpected predlct
nient last Friday night. Miss Mar
lon asked her father to go with
her to Greensboro to attend the
convention of Young Democrats,
with which she is prominently
Having finished with the term
of Superior court the father agre
ed to go along and they set out
for Greensboro Friday afternoon.
Arriving In due time they register
ed at the O'Henry and Bunn ask
ed the hotel clerk where the con
vention was being held.
The clerk directed him to one
of the large rooms used for gath
erings. The Southport folks hast
ened there, pushed their way in
ana found a seat. The room was
Something struck Bunn im
mediately as being wrong. He
leaned over and whispered to his
daugher, "Marion, something is
(Continued on Page Slxl
Civil Term Of
Judge John J. Burney Will
Preside Over One Week
For Trial Of Civil Ac
tions; No Outstanding
A one week term of Superior
Court for the trial of civil cases
only will convene here Monday
morning. Judge John J. Burney
While tliere are a large number
of cases on the docket, Clerk of
Court Sam T. Bennett says that
r.one of them is of any great im
portance. He anticipates that all
cases that can be disposed of at
the term will be cleared by the
middle of the week.
Five Lunchrooms Will Be
Operated In School* Of
County This Year Under
Federal Aid Plan
Shallotte And Brunswick
County Training School
Will Add Facilities For
County Superintendent of
Schools J.' T. Denning this week
gave some interesting Information
with regard to lunch rooms in the
schools of Brunswick county.
Leland. Bolivia and Southport
schools operated lunch rooms last
year. They served a hit lunch,
dru&ny consisting of-/K meat or
meat substitute, vegetable, bread,
butter, dessert and milk, all at a
cost of 15 cents per plate. These
three, schools received Federal aid
for the lunch rooms in the amount
of $7,427.22. They also received
approximately $5,436.00 worth of
A break down of the Federal
Aid received in money that the
Southport school received approxi
mately $2,043.66, Bolivia $2,866.15,
and Leland $2,517.41.
Both the Shallotte school and
the Brunswick Coutny Training
School at Southport are planning
to operate Federal Aid lunch
r<?>mB this session. This will leave
the Waccamaw school as the only
consolidated school in Brunswick
without a lunch room.
Have Good Luck
Report* From Captains Of
Party Boats During Past
Week Indicate That Fall
Fishing Is Going Strong
In spite of temporary lack of
luck with sailfish, the Southport
charted boats have been getting
the fish for their parties about
every trip when the east winds
were not too strong during the
past week. A knockdown of the
catches made and reported to the
paper shows the following results:
Sept. 8, the Mojo, Captain Vic
tor Lance, Pat Dugan and son,
Joe Mrs. Edna Conniffe, and Miss
Juanita Lee, of Fayetteville, pas
sengers, 21 dolphin, 69 mackerel,
35 bluefish and one barracuda.
Sept. 9, Captain Lance, Fred
Babcock and party from Pitts
burg, Pa., 23 dolphin, 14 mackerel
Sept. 10, Captain Lance, same
party as above, 8 bluefish, %3
mackerel 21 dolphin and 2 bar
racuda. They had one very large
sailfish up but the line broke and
Sept. 9, the Kaibab, Captain
James Arnald, Dr. Roderick King
Richard Lewis, Arthur Newkirk
and other Wilmington men caught
192 bluefish and mackerel. One of
the mackerel weighed 8 pounds
and 4 ounce, a near record catch
locally with hook and line.
Sept. 9, the Joy, Captain Geo
rge Gregory, party composed of
Dr. George W. Stowe and others
of Belmont, caught 189 bluefish
and mackerel. Most of the fish
were above two and a half pounds.
Sept. 8, the Botfly, Captain
Basil Watts, Mr. Bickett and par
ty of Charlotte got 175 bluefish
Sept. 9, the Botfly, Mr. Vogel
and party from Columbia, S. C.,
1 Continued on Pag* 6)
Is Convicted On
F. & A. Charge
ed, Convicted C>n Mor?Is
Count Here L*?t Week ^
ture, Diaposed Of Be
fore Judge Burney
Mrs. Curtie Robinson, mother ot
eight children and wife of a
Brunswick county timber ma?
was convicted along with Wlffle
Belton her negro consort, on en*
pes of fornication and aduiwry
?st week in a trial which held
the center of interest In the Sup
erior court docket.
Judge John J. Burney, who pre
sided over this strange case, gave
them both the maximum sentence
of two years, the woman to serve
under the supervlson of the Wom
an? Division of the State prison*,
the man to do hard labor undef
the supervision of the State HlgTl
way and Public Works Commis
sion. . r
The State placed on the stand
an array of witnesses Including
neighbors and kinsmen of the
woman defendant who piled Up
evidence that the white woman
apparently had become enamour
ed of the negro truck driver em
ployed by her husband, and in*
cldent after incident was reported
compromising the moral conduct
of the two defendants. ,
The woman's husband, O. B< ?
Robinson, stood by his wife untlj
the end, went on the stand and
offered testimony in her defeMa"
and sat beside her throughout the
Belton also was faced with a
charge of damage to Pr0PefW"
but at the conclusion of the evid
ence in this case Judge Burney
directed a verdict of not guilty.
LUton Babson was found not
guilty of false pretense.
Editor Ver?en faced charges of
drunk 'Saving, pleaded gunty to
rcckless operatlpn. He was fined
$25.00 and taxed with costs.
William Henry Goodman was
found guilty of assault and rf?t>-,
bery. Sentence of 18 months on
the, roads was suspended upon
payment of costs. The defendant
to remain under probation for a
period of 5 years.
J. H. Graham was found not
guilty.of drunk driving and rM^
less operation. This defendant
pleaded guilty to reckless driving
and was fined $25.00 and costs. .
James Johnson faced charge?
of possession and transporting.
On the first count he was given
12 months on the roads, sentepql
suspended upon payment of fine
of *250.00 and costs and upon
condition that defendant pay <Mf
feence between sale prices of KM
confiscated automobile and
000,00. On the charge of trans
porting he was given 12 months.
Prayer for Judgement was con.
tinued In the case charging reck
The case against Colon Hall 'or
transporting and possession wa?
remanded to Recorders court.
Willie Fulwood was found guil
ty of reckless operation and ?1
taxed with costs.
Marcellas Carlton was found
guilty of aiding And abetting in
robbery and assault with a deadly
weapon and was given 12 months
on the roads.
John Henry Major was found
guilty of robbery and assault wltta
a deadly weapon and was given
(Continued on Page ?)
Prominent Lady ^
Mrs. Maude A. McKeithaj*
Was Member Of Promi
nent Brunswick County,
Family; Funeral Sunday
Mrs. Maude A. McKelthan,
member of a prominent Brunswick
county family died at her home la
Bolivia Saturday. Mrs. McKelthan
was a life long resident of ?a?
county and was 79-years-old
Funeral sevices were conducted
Sunday afternoon at Bethel Meth
odist church in Bolivia with the
Rev. Russell CaudlU officiating.
Burial was In the cemetery fct
Concord \ Methodist church 'In
Supply- o J*.
Active pallbearers were BurmcO
Bowen, Venton Galloway, Elbert
Kirby, Lee Clemmons, E. H. Kb*
by and Albert Holden.
Surviving are two daughtflW.
Mrs. C. B. Aycock and Mrs. D.
L. Mercer, both of Bolivia; $p?
sons, Guy C. McKelthan of Shal
lotte and R. K. McKelthan at
Bolivia; one sister, Mrs. Ka|#
Bowen, of Wilmington, and t?j|