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THE STATE PORT PILOT
NO- SIXTEEN NO. 42 6-PAGES TODAY
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Southport, N. C.f Wednesday, January 26, 1949 published every WEDNESDAY fi.50 per yea*
jder Of Farm
reau For Year
I Ood Ma" WiU Remain
ruoad Of Organization
|! Another Year As Re
r of Election
rG attends supper
County Agent Was
These Present At
Kay Night Meeting
And Met Many
??mated four hundred of
'ai members of the Brun?-,
I County Farm Bureau turn
e annual meeting in,
I tte school auditorium I
1 t The meeting was
Jby a big fish and
L main business was the
Lj of officers for the year,
ftt'ard was reelected presi
l 0f the organization and W.
LVanaland was elected vice
j. J. Hawes was re
I s significant that his re
... Farm Bureau president
Lwhile Mr. Ward was at
L -he National Farm Bur
Peetrng in Atlantic City. He
Xpanied Elroy King to the
fil meeting, and both have
t back with interesting re
[of business taken up at the
(V. Harvell was renamed
r for Northwest township;
fj"Potter for Town Creek;
S. Ward was elected to
Smithville; George Earl
son was renamed director
flxickwoods Folly township,
I j. Fr.nk for Shallotte town
iaad Elroy King was renamed
C. Norris. C. W. Harvell and
- Agent A. S. Knowles were
i delegates to attend the
. Convention that is to be
irAsheville on February 13th
?ough he has not yet taken
ins duties ?ntL .will cot be
to move his family to Bruns
until February 1st, County
; a. S. Knowles drove down
his home in Hoke county to
id the meeting. He spoke a
icrds after being introduced,
rade a fine impression on the |
wick farmers whom he met,
ling the course of the meet
lembers of the Farm Bureau ?
E "he sum of $64.86 for the
f'. of the widow and children ]
?mas Carlos Prince, who:
a flames which destroyed I
lone and all family belong
as: Tuesday morning.
iG TO Bl ILD
D. G. McKeithan retired
Seville druggist is ready to
construction work on a
:ew home at Holden Beach.
son Jones is back at his
it Woodburn for his spring
*?? He has been at Florence,
for the past three months
cross ties for export.
H. Hubbard, father of G. E.
W of Southport, died Mon
*t his home at Barnwell, S. C.
funeral services were con
on Tuesday morning.
h George Y. Watson, Mrs.
& Butler and Miss Annie May
k have returned from
igton where they witnessed
Muguration of President
9 S. Truman Thursday.
IX HIGH point
?Kravitz of the Kings Electri
Company in Shallotte
last week in High Point
Is? a large stock of new lines
'-Hiture that he will add to
Want Crawford Rourk an
J"8 that there will be an im
"? "letting of the American
t at 7:30 o'clock Thursday
at the Legion hall. Im
K matters of business will
Magnolia Quartet that is
ovw the radio regularly
at Mt. Pisgah Baptist
" a?t Sundav afternoon at
ck W. j. Sellers of the
-'"timunity says that the
^'s free and everybody is
10 attend and hear the
Waban Thomas Second
In Popularity Contest
Shallotte Eoy Loses Close Contest To His Opponent When;
He Defeated In Fn Finals 1
In a complete reversal of senti
ment which could happen only to
a sports audience Waban Thomas,
Shallotte high school light-heavv
weight who won the champion
ship in his class at the Golden
Gloves Tournament last week in
Raleigh, won runner-up honors as
the most popular boxer to partici
pate in the event.
L. G. Carter, Fayetteville light
| heavyweight who lost his title
'fight by a roundly booed dicision
to Thomas in Wednesday night's
i finals, scored a victory in the
tourney's popularity contest.
' Carter received a trophy as the
tournament's "most popular" box
er, but again he was engaged in
a close contest?with Thomas.
The crowd of 1,500 at Memorial
Auditorium showed their displea
sure in a prolonged and loud de
1 monstration when two judges and
, the referee gave the nod to
[Thomas after a terrific battle.
Thomas was embarrassed to the
point of tears by their reaction.
When his turn came during the
presentation of trophies, he re
fused to come forward and re
His obvious discomfort so sham
ed enough of the audience that
when the popularity selection be
gan by applause, the Brunswick
boy had gained as much of a
following as Carter, the other
favorite for the award. Several
rounds of yells as each of the
pair was presented over and over
sounded like a dead heat, but
finally the judges announced Car
ter's backers were more vocifer
ous, and he got the trophy.
Force Of 300 Workers
Busy With RE A Lines
Good Progress Being Made |
With Indications That
Current Should Reach
New Communities Soon
NOW IN PROGRESS
One Crew Clearing Out
Rights-Of-Way While An
other Stringing Poles
And Putting Up Wire
Things are moving fast with
the REA construction project in
Brunswick county and everything
seems to be in a fair way to com
plete the big extension project
between February 15 and March
1st, Elliott Tripp of the REA
office said Saturday.
The Bagley Construction com
pany has 90 to 100 men clearing
rights-of-way. This company uses
12 trucks for the transportation
of men and supplies.
The Boyle Construction com
pany has 115 men it its line
crews, doing everything from the
trucking in of poles, wires, cross
arms, etc., to erecting the poles
and stringing the wires. This
company uses 15 trucks.
Two engineering crews of four
mean each are keeping ahead of
the right-of-way workers on the
different projects. They survey
and take out the right of way
for the lines.
With the REA's own employees
engaged in their regular work,
something like 300 men are now
engaged in REA work in Bruns
wick ccunty. The big job when
finished will see most of Bruns
wick's farm homes supplied with
electricity in addition to many
New BUI To Let
Town Levy Taxes
Shallotte City Officials Are
Hampered By Restrictions
Of Town Charter of 1889;
Extension Bill Passes
The bill authorizing the Shal
lotte town officials to levy taxes
as necessary is making fair head
way in the House at Raleigh, ac
cording to Mayor Leon Galloway
The old Shallotte town charter,
drawn in 1899 and still operative,
will be more streamlined and up
to date, according to the mayor
who says that under the present
charter taxes to only the amount
of $700,00 can be leived annually.
This is insufficent to maintain |
government and the Shallotte
official says that around $4,000.00
is actually needed.
Once this bill relative to taxes j
is passed Shallotte will be opera-:
ting much the same as other
towns of its size and larger. It
will not, however, have any bond
Representative Williamson s bill
permitting an election to extend
the Shallotte town limits has
passed the house and in an inter- j
view Saturday the Brunswick;
county representative expressed,
the opinion it will pass the Sen-1
ate this week and become a law. |
Relative to this bill Mayor,
Galloway of Shallotte says that
it will permit all duly qualified
voters in the present town limits
and those who are outside the
limits in the area that desires to
be annexed to the town to vote
ves or no to the proposition.
He thinks the election will
carry in favor of anextation.
The new area that may
added to Shallotte lies cm both
sides of the town east and west.
Continued On Page Four j
Pilot Sells Lot
F. R. Caudle of Raleigh is hop
ing to build a summer home at
Long Beach this spring .but the
interesting thing is that he has
never seen either the lot where
he will build his home nor the
beach on which it is situated.
G. V. Barbee of Wake Forest
owns a considerable number of
lots at Long Beach. Mr. Bar
bee sent his friend, Mr. Caudle,
a little present last fall. This
was a year's subscription to this
Mr. Caudle has been receiving
the Pilot and reading it. He
noted right much in the pape?
about Long Beach and when
he saw Mr. Barbee recently he
asked About the "beach artd
bought a lot on the spot.
T wo-Year Old
Parker Child Injured In Un
avoidable Accident On
Bell Swamp Highway On
Archie Roma Parker, two year
old son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie
F. Parker of the Mill Creek com
munity, was struck by a pickup
truck owned by the Wilmington
office of the U. S. Army Engin
eers Tuesday morning shortly be
fore 10 o'clock.
State Highway Patrolman C. M.
Cummings investigated the acci
dent and could place no blame
upon the driver of the truck,
Melvin Smith, a former resident
of Brunswick who now resides I
at Carolina Beach.
Patrolman Cummings states
that Smith was driving at 40
miles per hour when he first saw
the child start to run across the
road ahead of him. He brought
his machine to a stop within 20
yards and the impact knocked
the youngster about three feet
straight ahead, the truck coming
to a complete stop before reach
ing him after knocking him down.
Smith took the child to a doctor (
in Wilmington who ordered it sent
to the hospital for the purpose
of x-ray and to ascertain if any
bones were broken. The only visi
ble injuries were a cut on his
lip and the right side of his face
(Continued of page four)
| For Dependents
| Money, Clothing And Other
Useful Gifts Sought For
Family Who Lost Posses
sions In Fire
An effort is being made to
raise gifts of money, clothing
and other useful articles for the
benefit of the widow and children
J of Thomas Carlos Prince, who
was burned to death at his home
near Seaside last Tuesday morn
Prince was a veteran of World
| War n, and Brunswick county
'veterans organizations are taking
an active lead in trying to secure
relief for his dependents.
Gifts may be delivered directly
to the Prince family, or they may
be sent to Mitchell McCoy, com
mander of the Shallotte Post,
American Legion, or to Cecil Ed
wards, Brunswick county service
j officer at his office at Supply.
K. CLYDE COUNCIL of Wan
anish who was re-elected presi
dent of the Waccamaw Bank and
Trust Company at the annu
al stockholders-directors meeting |
Good Year From
No Drastic Downward Trend
From Peak Which Has
Passed Is Predicted At
Waccamaw Band Meet
The twenty-fourth annual meet
ing of the stock-holders of the
Waccamaw Bank and Trust Com
pany was held in the lobby of
the Whiteville office of the bank
on Friday afternoon. President X.
Clyde Council of Wananish pre
sided at the meeting at which
more than 16,000 of the 20,000
shares of capital stock outstand
ing was represented in person or
The stockholders reelected thel
entire present board of directors
consisting of W. B. Lennon, Fair
mont; C. L. Tate and Ghenn F.
Strole of Chadbourn; J. N. Coburn
and Dr. R. C. Sadler of White
ville; B. L. Nesmith of Tabor
City; and J. S. Bowers of White
ville and Raleigh, in addition to
In his annual report to the
stockholders, Executive Vice
President J. N. Coburn stated that
net 1948 operating earnings of
over $112,000.00 exceeded 1947
earnings by about 10 per cent.
Earnings amounted to $5.60 per
Continued On Page Four
Is Tried Here!
Variety Of Cases Disposed
Of Before Judge W. J.
McLamb In Recorder's
Court Here Wednesday
A variety of cases were dis
posed of here in Brunswick county
Recorder's court Wednesday be
fore Pudge W. J. McLamb. The
following entries were made:
Ross Spencer, assault, $25.001
fine and costs.
Ross Spencer, general distur-1
bance in public place, judgment ]
suspended on payment of costs.
Thurmon Lofton, assault with |
deadly weapon, not guilty.
Ulysus Gause, assault with I
deadly weapon, motion by State
for jury trial.
Continued On Page Four
Ready For Drive
For Polio Funds
Rev. L. D. Hayman, Director
Of March Of Dimes Cam
paign, Has Outlined Se
ries Of Meetings
CITIZENS WILL BE
INFORMED OF NEED
Meetings Scheduled For Va
rious Schools And For
Churches In Two Other
The Brunswick County Chapter
of the National Foundation for
Infantile Paralysis has now been
fully organized and representa
tive citizens from the several
communities are on the chapter
roster. According to announce
ment made by the ^tev. L. D.
Hayman, director of the county
program, the following now com
pose the membership of the chap
ter: Mrs. E. J. Prevatte, chair
man, Mrs. J. M. Harper, sec.
treas., Rev. L. D. Hayman, direct
or, and the Rev. H. M. Baker,
all of Southport; W. C. Stephen
son, Ash; H. Foster Mintz,
Bolivia; Mrs. Mac F. Jones, Le
land; Mrs. M. H. Rourk, Shal
lotte; Mrs. Floyd Kirby, Supply;
Mrs. R. L. Sullivan, Winnabow.
It may be found necessary to
include one or two others on the
roll of the chapter as the work
progresses, perhaps by the next
campaign. In each of these com
munities, the chapter member is
also acting as the community
chairman and within another week
these chairmen will have com
pleted their organization of local
community helpers. These will be
The Rev. Mr. Hayman an
nounces the following schedule of
community meetings for the gen
eral public: Bolivia-(tenative date)
Monday, January 31, 7:30 o'clock;
Zion Methodist church, Winnabow,
Tuesday, February 1, 7:30 o'clock;
Ash, Thursday, February 3, 7
o'clock; Supply, Concord Metho
dist church, Friday, February 4,
7 o'clock; Shallotte, Monday, Feb
ruary 7, 7:30 o'clock; Leland,
Wednesday, February 9, 7:30
o'clock. All meeting except those
at Winnabow and Supply are in
These meetings are for the
evening hours, and everyone is
cordially invited. The director and
other members of the staff, the
department of public welfare and
j the department of health will be
i present to offer suggestion and
answer questions. Some of the
doctors have expressed willingness
to attend where possible and aid
in the programs. The main pur
pose of these meetings is to
stimulate interest concerning this
terrible disease now stalking the
Meeting Will Be Held In Ag
riculture Building With
Extension Specialist Pres
The Brunswick county Home
Demonstration County Council
meeting at Supply Friday of this
week is expected to draw quite a
crowd of the Brunswick women
folks. Miss Corinne, the home
agent, is asking that each of the
home demonstration clsbs be well
represented. The meeting will con
vene at 2:30 o'clock in the Agri
Continued Oit Page Four
W. B. KEZIAH
Tax Collector Edward Redwine
is getting sort of suspicious of
us at times and not through any
real fault of ours. Wednesday of
ilast week we had an appointment
to meet him at Supply and go
with him on his tax collecting
rounds in Lockwoods Folly town
ship. Tuesday, the day before the
appointment, the weather was nice
and we went off fishing. They
(were biting pretty well and caus
ed us to somehow forget our
appointment for next day.
We enjoy our trips with the
tax collector to Northwest town
ship. The first regular port of
call up there is at the store of
former-storekeeper L. C. McCoy.
Lonnie is an old-timer among the
colored people for politness The
appointment of the tax collector
to be at his place is always the
signal for quite a number of col
ored women to be around to pay
their taxes. Many of the colored
farmers at Northwest work at the
fertilizer factories or something
else during the winter. In their
absence the wives and daughters
take on the duties of paying the
At the Chinnis store at Phoenix
colored women comprise the maj
ority of the folks who meet the
tax collector in the winter. Their
husbands and sons fill in the win
ter months and in some cases the
whole year working at some of|
the Northwest manufacturing in- [
dustries and when the taxes must!
Continued On Page Four
RETURN?Two of the Bill Wells Boats which have
been operating recently in Florida waters have returned
here to join in winter fishing operations. ? (Wilmington
Still Going On Here
Joe Verzeal, nurseryman at
Eastbrook on the Seaboard Air
Line a mile north of Leland,
probably has the most colorful
field in Brunswick county at
the present time. He has acres
in beautiful yellow daffodils
that have been in full bloom
for two weeks.
A few daffodils usually bloom
in this county in January, but
the peak has never before been
known to come before February,
sometimes not until well in
March. For these flowers, espec
ially eight acres of them, to be
in full bloom before the middle
of January is unusual.
Mr. Verzeal said this week
that he had deffodils in bloom
since the 11th of last November,
except for a two weeks period
late in Decemebr. His early
crop this year is something of
a bonanza, and by shipping
steadily he is getting a fine ?
Shallotte Lions .
Proceeds From Dance Friday
Night Will Go For Bene
fit Of March Of Dimss
Campaign Fund In Coun
In the first concerted effort
to raise a substantial sum toward
the 1949 Brunswick county quota
for the March of Dimes campaign
members of the Shallotte Lions
Club are sponsoring a dance on
Friday night at 8 o'clock in the
high school gymnasium.
The entire proceeds of this
event will be donated to the polio
fund as Brunswick county citizens
attempt to show their apprecia
tion for the large sums that have
been paid out by the National
Foundation for the benefit of local
patients during the past twelve
Last year Brunswick county
raised $892.54, and during the
year 1948 a sum totaling $5,197.14
was paid for care and treatment
of ten polio patients.
For the Shallotte dance Friday
night the same popular orchestra
which has played for previous
engagements there has been ob
tained. A record crowd is expect
ed, and advance sales of tickets
has been heavy.
Board Of Health
Will Meet Soon
Dr. J. H. Hamilton Of State
Board Of Health In Ral
eigh Will Discuss Change
In Local Health Set-Up
Dr. J. H. Hamilton of the State
Board of Health has been advised
of the action of the bofcrd of
county commissioners at their
last meeting in authorizing the
establishment of a full-time health
department for Brunswick county.
He has informed county officials
that he is very happy over the
prospect of having a recognized
health department developed in
Brunswick county, and he has
made tentative plans to call a
meeting of the Brunswick County
Board of Health early in February
for the purpose of working out
the details of making a chance
in the health organization.
The board of health for this
county includes the county sup
erintendent of schools, the chair
man of the board of county com
missioners and the mayor of the
county seat. These men then ap
point one physician and one dent
ist to serve with them on a five-1
Fishermen And Shrimpers j
Continue To Enjoy Small ]
Success With Better Luck
Promised For More Cold;
Believed That Fishing Fori
Food Fish In Gulf Stream
Will Be Good If Win
ter Does Turn Cold
Small catches of shrimp and
fish are still being made and the
boats are working steadily out
on the regular trawling grounds.
The two products taken together
at least make wages for the
Out and out fishing in the gulf
stream is still being held down
to a limited number of boats.
Fish cannot very well be netted
in trawls during warm weather.
That fact is holding many boats
from starting off, and they are
waiting and hoping for some real
cold weather to come along. They
are likely to get that Inter this,
month or in February.
The Wm. S. Wells, Captain
Jerry Paulinson, of the Bill Wells
fleet came in from the gulf with
six thousand pounds of fair sized
fish Monday afternoon. Several
other boats from'the Pigott, Har
dee, Wells and Fodale fleets are
now out there for twb or three
days stay with the fish. Dallas
Pigott said last night that if it
happened to turn cold while the
boats are at work they will pro
bably bring in some good catches.
Two of the Wells boats that
have been shrimping in Florida
for the past six weeks returned
home yesterday. They are the
Bill, Jr., and the Claudia J. They
are expected to start fishing off
shore immediately. Another Wells
boat, the Wolfpack, is due to
leave the shipyard in Florida to
morrow for Southport. This boat|
is a brand new one.
As matters now stand for the
offshore fishing and the coming
of colder weather Hardee has S
boats ready; Dallas Pigott has 4;
Bill Wells will have 4 operating
by the end of this week; Paul
Fodale has 3 and Swan and
Downing I. The Willis boys are
said to have boats they will put
out when the weather gets right.
For 3 Churches i
The Rev. Carl A. Talley Has
Moved Family From Kan
napolis To Supply Where
He Assumes New Work
Rev. Carl A. Tdlley of Kanna
polis has recently accepted a call
to the pastorate of the Bolivia,
Lebanon and Supply Baptist
churches and has moved his fam
ily from Kannapolis to the Law
rence L. Galloway home near Le
The Supply church has not yet
been built but much of the mater
ial is on the ground and a deep
well was sunk this past week to
provide water for the church and
the building work. It is .expected
that an announcement relative to
the beginning of work on this new
church building will be made
Pending the completion of the
Supply church services are being
held regularly in the former J. J.
Hawes store building.
All three of the above churches
have been without a regular pas
tor for some time. Visiting minis
ters have been holding services
as often as possible. The congre
gations of all three churches are
said to be highly gratified at
having secured the services of
Rev. Mr. Talley as their pastor.
Here This Week
Trial Of Woodrow Hart Ikt
Wescott Murder Case E?
pected To Be Called For
Trial This Morning
IS JURY FOREMAN
Interesting Judgment Enter
ed In Charlie Hattemi
Case; Other Cases Dis
posed Of Monday
Solicitor Clifton L. Moore waa
expecting to call Woodrow Hart
to trial this morning for the
murder of Edward E. Wescott.
Both were Southport men.
It appeared certain that Hart
would not go on trial for his!
life, and there was a feeling that
the defendant may enter a plea
of guilty to manslaughter.
Trial of Mrs. Myrtle Creech
Wescott on charges of assault ?
with a deadly weapon as the re- |
suit of the Christmas day shoot
ing of her husband, was continued
due to the fact that Wescott!
now is a patient in the veterana ?
hospital in Fayetteville.
Monday morning proceedings ?
got underway with the selection.)
of a grand jury to serve for this
year. Houston Hewett was named '
foreman and Mrs. Josie Gray, the.
only woman chosen for duty, waa ?
named secretary. Other members i
are: Ivon Bennett, Paul Hewett, ?
R. J. Sommersett, Russell Cooke,)
G. F. Sullivan, F. W. * Spencer,!
J. A. Norris, C. A. Stanley, Her-'
man Clemmons, Lennell Hewett,!
R. C. Hewett, R. C. Swain, Floyd ?
R. Varnum, C. L. Lynch, C. H?
Ganey, T. T. Ward and A. S. ?
Judgements in cases against ?
Charlie Hattem, Happy Murrell \
and Noah Shelly for violationa ?
growing out of the operation of a
roadhouse at Navassa are of.
particular interest. Under these
provisions Hattem has been order
ed to sell his property to some
one approved by Solicitor Moore,
to leave the county for a period
of five years' and to remain of
good behavior during that period,
and not to own any more pro
perty nor to have any interest in
the operation of any business in
Brunswick during that time. He
was taxed with costs, and must
serve two years on the roads
if he violates any of these pro
visions. Judgements against Shel
ly was almost identical, with the
(Continued on page 2)
Water Rate For ;
City Is Raised
Minimum Rate Raited From
$1.25 To $1.50 For Each
Customer With Service
Over Minimum At Flat
25-Centa Per Thousand ?
Finding themselves in the red
to the extent of about six hundred
dollars in operation costs, the
Southport City aldermen in a
meeting this past week voted UT
increase the minimum rate for,
water from $1.25 to $1.50 per
for six thousand gallons of wat?r.:
Consumers who have been pay->
ing the minimum of $1.25 will
hereafter pay $1.50, even if they
do not use six thousand gallons.
If they use six thousand gallons
and above that they pay accord-1
ing to the amount used at the
rate of 25 cents for each thou-'
Continued On Page Four
Following Is the tide tab!?
for Southport during the next
week. These hours are approxi
mately correct and were furn
ished The State Port Pilot
through the courtesy of the
Cape Fear Pilot's Association.
High Tide Low Tide
Thursday, January 27
6:55 A. M. 0:20 A. M.
7:03 P. M. 1:05 P. M.
Friday, January 28
7:87 A. M. 1:06 A. M
7:4? P. M. 1:47 P. M.
Saturday, January 29
8:20 A. M. 1:48 A. M.
8:28 P. M. 2:27 P. M.
Sunday, January 30
8:56 A. M. 2:27 A. M.
9:07 P. M. 3:05 P. M.
Monday, January 31
9:31 A. M. 3:08 A. M.
9:44 P. M. 3:41 P. >t
Tuesday, February 1,
10:05 A. M. 4 3:45 A M.
10:20 P. M. 4:15 P. M.
Wednesday, February 2
10:38 A. M. 4:24 A. M.
10:57 P. M. 4:52 P. Bfc