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The State port pilot. (Southport, N.C.) 1928-current, December 22, 1948, Image 1

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The pilot Co>ers jjrUns\vick County THE STATE PORT PILOT > N0 SIXTEEN NO. 37 6-PAGES TODAY A Good Newspaper In A Good Community Most of The New? All The Time Southport, N. C., Wednesday, December, 22, 1948 published every Wednesday per yea? ISport Still Accredited [jst For State jsC?T*? ^ ,Tion Was Here For |^tionL?t Week helps -sjrsrsresr ViK1"' UarV Vann OBriant, a ' 'of the -staff of the De r~ - ot" Public Instruction, Uit to the county last wvi? <?? sh*"ottel cguthport schools. Parent-Teachers Associa *, tl,e Southport school has -major project this year lament of obsolete and ? equipment in the ele ? school. Mrs. M. B. San Lhe local Parent-Teachers n president, accompan ?* o'Braint in the inspection southport school and was of the needs to bring && up to present require (or accreditment. * elementary school must ?ventv-five percent if its ? holding "A" certificates rt is the only white school to county that meets this r- Miss OBriant will ???? Southport school again W to see if the recom ^ons have been carried out. schools of the county are r?X. with a shortage of L. ciass rooms. Seven teach ce holding classes in audi -s Three schools have from ,10 three classes going on at ame time in the auditorium, s schools are unable to have public performances because :t lack of space for prepara tTte means that the children not being taught to perform tt large groups. present estimated cost for oms runa from $7.000.00 to ... v.", u/r room.'or $10.00 per in root. With the increased j-ent it is anticipated that will be an increase of at five teachers in the county year. This would bring the H need to 12 rooms. : present levy for school oes is approximately $25, ) per year. Around $7.000.00 i amount goes for debt ser The insurance for buildings eo.uipment cost around MtU per year. Approximate ?000.00 per year is spent for cz.-,\ education. The county 1 ceer. spending approximately W.QO per year foT transport equipment to take care of .x: dsed number of children. 2 leaves around $6,000.00 to B buildings in operating con T. Denning, superintendent of Kis, says: "We need State aid tapitoi outlay. This can be tei if enough of our people I behind the movement. The led forces for Education are b? the 1949 Legislature to ?de $50.000,000.00 for a state i building program. Most of people are members of one ?re of the group that are gating that steps be taken 5eet the needs of our schools, t schools are soliciting your fcWill you answer the call?" Iriif Ntwt Flashii tovni.VS SCHEDULE ^ager Hubert Livington of '*? B. & s. Bus Lines an that on Christmas day !t?&ular Sunday scehdule will Allowed. ^ OFFICES employees will have Fri Saturday and Monday off ^istrnas, according to Mayor Livington. Work will be on Tuesday morning, ?sber 2S. ?V"'HT m\ss "ytmas evs sendees at, the ? Hf. Catholic church in "Pw. will be marked by a N1 preceded by carol that will begin at 11:30 f<- Tb- p iblic is invited to 111 this service. PAGEANT Christmas Pilgrims" w-ill ; ?ented 011 Thursday evening ^ ?*-lock at Southport Pres chur. h. About 35 young ^ *'11 participate in the pro 'S under the direc p, Jlr? J. M. Wolfe, Mrs. H, C'J ana Mrs. J. M. Wag Corbett Coleman Back On Board In Soil Program Reelected Member Of Coun ty Soil Conservation Com mittee In Balloting Early This^onth Corbett Coleman was reelected J to the County Soil Conservation i Committee of the Lower Cape Fear Soil Conservation District I in a vote tabulated last week. The other candidates in this election were A. J. Walton, Jr., and Earl Thompson. An election is held each year to elect a committeeman for a 3-year term. The present commit tee consists of Corbett Coleman of Ash, Gilbert T. Reid of Winna bow and W. Claude Gore of Shal lotte. One of these men will re present Brunswick county at the annual meeting of Soil Conser vation District Supervisors at Shallotte January 13 and 14. Many Motorists Wait Too Long No More Opportunity For Drivers Whose Names Be gin With E, F And G To Take Test Before January 1st, 1949 Only a scattering of E, F, & G license applicants appeared be fore examiner N. E. Hudson at Southport and Shallotte Monday and Tuesday. These two appoint ments marked the last visit of the examiner to Brunswick be fore the end of the month and the deadline for having the license if you want to drive a jcar. Mr. Hudson will be on vacation next Monday and Tuesday. He says that more than a hundred Brunswick drivers have failed to get their license. They waited too long. With the examiner not to be in the county again this Continued On Page Four No Bond Sought For Hart In Murder Case I S. B. Frink, Attorney For Woodrow Hart, Says That No Effort Will Be Made To Free Client Before Court JANUARY TERM CONVENES 24TH Because Of Information Con tained In Confession Made By Hart First Degree Indictment Unlikely Woodrow Hart still is in jail awaiting trial for the murder of Edward Wescott and his attorney, S. B. Frink, says that no effort will be made to get him out on bond. "Because of the nature of the facts revealed in his confession," said Mr. Frink, "I have no doubt but that bond could be arranged. However, the January term of Superior court will convene here on the 24th and we will just wait until that time to see what can be done about getting my client out of jail." Wescott was found dead near (Continued of page four) Local Merchant Passes At Home W. F. Jones Died Thursday Morning At Home; Funer al Services Conducted On Friday Afternoon W. F. Jones, prominent busi ness man of Southport for the past 15 years, died at his home j here early Thursday morning. He I had been in declining health for the past several years. Mr. Jones was 55-years of age, I a veteran of the first world war | and a member of the American j Legion. He was a resident of Wil mington and a boilermaker by I (Continued on page six) Lighting Contest Attracts Entries Again this year the Southport Woman's Club is sponsoring a Christmas lighting contest, and Mrs. R. B. Thompson, chairman of this event, says that judging will be conducted on Christmas Eve from 8 o'clock to 10 o'clock. This year in addition to the usual prizes for house decora tions, there is a special section for commencial decorations. Al ready many of the stores and business places have decorated for the holiday season. Wildlife Group Leases Acreage For Lespedeza Representative Of Raleigh Office Notifies Johnnie Price Of Decision To Use Land Near County Home WILL SEED AREA TO RAISE PLANTS Long-Range Program Calls For Increase In Acreage Used For This Purpose After First Year Johnnie Price was notified this week that the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has decide to use five acres of his land lying back of the county farm for use in raising bicolor lespedeza plants next year. Bill McConoughey, a representa tive of the department, spent last week in this area looking for suitable land. He particularly lik ed the Price land, and a tenta tive agreement was reached with the owner Friday afternoon. The wildlife folks will seed this five-acre plot next spring and will raise plants to set out in 1950 for the purpose of raising seed. The idea is to have a large stock of bicolor seed and plants for free distribution to farmers throughout North Carolina so that they may be planted for quail feed. The location of this project in this area will mean additional favorable publicity for the soil and climate of Brunswick county, as both these factors were con sidered in choosing a local site. Commissioners In Session Monday Another Busy Day For New Board As Matters Of Im portance Come Up For Consideration Members of the board of county commissioners in regular session here Monday made provision for all county offices to close Thurs day at noon and to reopen on Tuesday morning, December 28. This Christmas holiday period Is in keeping with those .being ob served by officials of nearby counties. Members of the board discuss ed the salaries of W. P. Jorgen son, newly appointed auditor, and of Edward H. Redwine, named to succeed Jorgensen at tax col lector. A decision was reached to leave the salaries as they have been for the jobs affected by the change. Jorgensen receive notice of his appointment Friday and was sworn in Saturday by Clerk of Court Sam T. Bennett. He will as sume his duties as soon as Audi tor W. C. Raines has checked out the late R. C. St. George, and Red wine will go to work in the tax office as soon as Mr. Raines can complete a check-out for Jorgen sen. Some time was spent discussing the appointment of a successor to J. E. Dodson as county farm agent, but no final action re sulted. The commissioners heard sever al petitions v from interested parties regarding reclaiming pro perty which has been foreclose by the county for taxes, and pro vision was made for several par cels of property to be reclaimed upon payment of taxes, penalties and costs. Our ROVING Reporter YV. B. KEZIAH Before another issue of The j Pilot appears Christmas will be; in the past and we will be ap proaching the New Year. It is appropriate to say here what we sinccrely feel?We wish all who read this column, and everybody else, a very happy Christmas and a bright New Year. Having cheer leaders in the per son of several attractive and live ly girls is not a bad idea to stimulate attendance at the school basket ball games Shallotte and I Southport are both following the I plan this' season. We don't Know j about the other "schools, but it is I worth trying. Incidently all of the I white schools could learn some ! thing about cheer leaders by at tending one of the gamete at the{ i Brunswick County Training school in Southport. For anything | in the way of a ball game in the gymnasium of their school from 50 to 75 young people can be depended upon to make things lively with their cheering. On one Brunswick county farm the egg crop sold for $13,500.00 this year, and eggs are not the only thing. This farm does not put everything in one basket not even all its eggs. Stores are now having to pay around 65 cents per dozen for eggs, buying them wholesale. A few years from now in we are still here, we shall be able to do some first class bragging Continued On Page Four Ak, dearest Jesus, Holy Ckild Make Tkee a ted, soft, undefiled, Witkin my keart, tkat it may te A quiet ckamker kept for Tkee. My keart for very joy dotli leap, M.y lips no more can silence keep, I too must sing, witk joyful tongue Tkat sweetest ancient cradle song, ^ Glory to God in kigkest Heaven, Wlio unto man His son katk given. Wkile angels sing, witk pious mirtk, A glad New Year to all tke eartk. , Coast Guard Watching For Arrival Of Santa Rumor Has It That St. Nicholas Will Arrive By Plane And May Make Emergency Landing Santa Claus is due to show up around here Friday afternoon about 4 o'clock, and the rumor mill has it that the men at Oak Island Coast Guard Station have received orders to keep a sharpe lookout for the jolly gentleman in the red suit. They are telling it around that Santa is due to arrive here by plane, and if he does he undoubt edly will run into some difficulty making a landing. Could be that he will set his plane down on some nearby smooth sandy beach, in which event he will require a little taxi service to the Com munity Building, where he has a date with a lot of Southport boys and girls. Or there is even the possibility that with no landing strip available Santa may hit the silk, coming to land wherever he I drifts with his chute. That's where the Coast Guard I comes in, and if Santa Claus and j his pack come to rest anywhere in view of the men at the station, it is a good bet that they wiU see to it that the star attraction of the Southport Community Christmas Tree will be delivered to the right place, and on time. That would be to th* govern ment dock in front" of the Com munity Building somewhere about the hour of 4 o'clock, for that is when he is supposed to start handing out toys to all children under 10 years of age. Immediate ly following the distribution of gifts, there will be an old-faahion ed Christmas Carol sing, to which everyone isVinvited. Santa Claus will leave the Com munity Building and will go to the Brunswick County Training School where he will do a repeat | performance for the children 'there, presenting a gift to each I child under 10 years of age. Mrs. Helen Bragaw is person I ally in charge of these activities. Washington Reports Hope For Refugees Holidays Will Begin Thursday The schools of Brunswick county, both white and colored, will close at noon tomorrow (Thursday) for a short Christmas holiday. They will all reopen on Monday, January 3rd. This gives the children six find one half days Veedom from their books and the school room. Short holidays cannot be help ed under school conditions this year, however. Much time was lost in opening, due to the polio danger. All schools strated out under a heavy handicap .of. time. Now they must either plfcR up for lost time in every possible way or else continue the schools until an unreasonable late date in the spring. Even with short holidays the schools are faced with the prospects of not being able to close until after the usual time. Routine Session In County Court Cases Of Unusual Interest Brought Before Judge W. J. McLamb Wednesday With Two Most Import ant Bound Over Two cases, one for murder, the other assault with a deadly wea pon, were bound over from Re corder's court here Wednesday by Judge W. J. McLamb. Hearing was waived in the murder case while the defendant in the assault case was bound over to superior court after evidence had been heard. Rice Gwynn, Jr. assault with deadly weapon, State made mo tion for jury trial and defendant appealed from this motion. The case was heard, probable cause being found and defendant bound over to Superior court under $400.00 bond. Woodrow Hart, murder, preli mary hearing waived and defend ant sent to Superior court. Les Clark, drunken driving, fined $100.00 and costs. Herman Bridges, reckless oper ation, continued. Russell S. Nesbett, speeding, capias. A1 Rambler, speeding, capias. George Howard Lewis, assault and non-support, continued. Luther C. Piver, assault and non-support, continued. George Morris, public drunk ness, ordered to serve a total of Continued On Page Four Methodist Choir Presents Cantata "The Song Of The Holy Night" Sung Sunday Af ternoon As First Feature Of Holiday Season Spec ials "Song of the Holy Night", a simple but beautiful Christmas cantata, was presented Sunday afternoon by the choir of Trinity Methodist church for the apprecia tion of a full congregation which had braved one of the worst days of winter. Success of the program was due not to any one or two out Continued On Page Four Indications Are That Eston ians Who Made Perilous Atlantic Crossing Last Summer May Remain TEN ARE SET FREE ON $500.00 BOND President Has Indicated Per sonal Interest In These People And Special Act May Be Forthcoming Late dispatches from Washing ton are to the effect that 10 of the Estonian refugees, brought in here last August and September on the small boats, Rowland and Prolific, have been given their liberty under J500.00 bond and WB1 remain ^ tlw, I'nited Stat?. It is said that a total of 84 of the refugees will be liberated, which is understood to have been the full number on the two ves sels. Bonds of ?500.00 each are being required for each if the heads of families and for each adult. These bonds are being put j up by various social agencies in-1 terested in the plight of the re fugees. No bonds are required for the children. This act of liberting them un der bond does not mean definite ly that they will be allowed to remain in the United States per manently. The bonds and freedom appears to be a matter of tempor ary relief until the question is settled as to whether they shall be deported. It will probably take an act of Congress to perimt them to remain in the United State. President Truman is quoted as saying he would personally ap prove legislation that would per mit them to remain in this coun try. ? The Rowland, first of the boats to arrive here, bringing 15 of the refugees on Aug. 17th, is still anchored in the Southport har bor. This is a small 37-foot boat and nearly four months were re quired for the 15 men, women and children to make the 7500 journey from Sweden. The Prolific, a lar ger vessel, arrived about the mid dle of September. Southport Teams In Even Break Record Now Stands at Three Victories And Three De feats In County Contests; Leland Wins Two The Southport high school basketball teams earned an even break in games played during the past week, dividing a double bill with Bolivia, sweeping two games from Shallotte and dopping a i pair of games to the strong Le I land invaders. The Southport boys were un defeated until they ran afoul the j Leland quint here last night. The ! Northwest township boys were I quick and clever and held a com 1 manding lead throughout the > contest, which ended in a 33 to 25 victory. The Leland girls were having a good night with their shoot | ing and piled up a 41 to 30 | victory over the local sextet, who refused to be outclassed. j In a double bill here Friday : night Shallotte lost two games i to the locals, the girls by a score ! of 36 to 19, the boys by a score of 22 to 15. 1 The local girls lost their first | Continued On Page Six Elroy King Will : Head AAA Farm Program In '49 Waccamaw Township Man Re-Elected Head of Coun ty Committee; S. L. Purvis Named Vice-Chairman NAME COMMITTEES FOR TOWNSHIPS This I* In Accordance With Plans Announced Some Time Ago To Consoli date Administration As a result of the December election for the 1949 farm pro township continues as chairman gram, Elroy King of Waccamaw for the county committee. With him on the county committee la Sylvanus L. Purvis and G. Mar tin Bennett, Paul Brown is First Alternate and J. Manley Bennett is second alternate. Instead of community commit tees several of which have here tofore been in each township, the 1949 program will have only six community committee, one serv ing each of the six townships. These six community commit tees are as listed below. The first named in each case is the chair man, the second vice-chairman' the third members and others are alternate members. Lock woods Folly?A. Rosemond Mooney, Edwin S. Clemmons, Wilv liam R. Brown, Oscar Gray and James H. Galloway. North West township?Fitzhugh L. Medlin, Charles W. HarvelJ, G. Blaine Skipper, J. L. Sessoma and Leo F. Medlin. Smithville township? Clarence Lennon, Garfield Clemmons, Her bert Johnson, *J. F. Swain and Ralph K. Sellers. Shallotte township ? Herbert Russ, Rufus R. Sommersett, Al bert Russ, Henry M. Hickman and A. Millard Blanton. Town Creek township?Sylvan^ us L. Purvis, Thomas E. Rabon, Clifton Wescott, Roy G. Sellers and William E. Lewis. Waccamaw township?Thurston Hughes, Lomile Bvartf, 1 jester C. Babson, Sinclair C. Gore and B. L. Russ. ! Local Man Held For Hit And Run Alton Tolar Lodged In Jail Monday Following Arr??t On Charge Of Hitting Child On Highway Near Winnabow Held on a charge of hit and run without stopping to render assistance to his victim, Alton 1* Tolar of Southport and Wilming ton was lodged in Jail here Mon day afternoon. The arrest wu made by State Highway Patrol man C. M. Cummings. Tolar and a companion, D. J. Lewis of Southport, were travel ing north over Route 131 be tween Southport and Winnabow. Nine miles out of Southport at. the old Willetts farm Mack Catoo, 3 years old, and his four and a half year old brother were walk ing alongside the highway. They had their arms full of Christmas decorations. According to Tolar's story when arrested over ar; hour later, the younger child walked directly in to the side of the car. Instead of stopping Tolar is alleged to have sped on. Returning to the scene later he was promptly ar rested by Patrolman Cummings who was making an investiga tion. The child had meanwhile beep found by its father and others and taken to the hospital. Tolar told the patrolman that after the child ran into the side of the car he drove right on. Later on h? became scared and returned to the spot intending to give hl^i seft up. College Girls And Boys Home Returning Student? Add To Life And Activity Of Southport During Christ mas Week College students have returned to their homes in Southport for their Christmas vacations. In cluded in the group are Afln Mp Racken, Meredith; Betty Todd Corlette, Atlantic Christian Col lege; Pat Arlington, Flora Mac donald; Bess Miller Plaxco, Mary Baldwin; Mary Lou Hanson, Wo man* College. Joel Moore, Jr., the Citadel; Jack Swan, State College; Harold Aldridge, Wake Forest; Bobtff Jones and Ed Harrelson, Univen XContinued oa Pag? 81x| .J

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