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BY CHEEK LEADERS
Friday night after Southport
folks enjoyed their second annual
concert by the Little Symphony
Orchestra, the high school stu
dents entertained the members
with a reception at the Com- J
munity Building. We served j
punch, different varieties of I
cookies, candy and salt peanuts, j
The girls helping with the serv-,
ing were very pretty and coror- ]
ful in their evening dresses. '
Speaking of color, the hut was:
decorated in our school colors, ?
while flowers further carried out
the color scheme. Everyone en
joyed this reception very much
and we hope the orchestra per
sonnel got an idea of how much
we enjoyed the concert.
Friday night the Southport
P. T. A. gave a supper with the
object of raising funds for the
lunch room. Expectations were
for the need of about 100 plates
and to evryone's surprise nearly
130 guests turned up. They even
ate up the ham that Mrs. Saun
ders, our P-T. A. president, had
at her home. But we are ?ure
everybody had a nice meal and
thoroughly enjoyed the event.
Both the Southport teams won
over Waccamaw in rip-roaring
games Friday night. Billy Dosh
er was high scorer for the boys
with 9 points. The final score in
the boys game was 40 to 21.
Betty Jean Helms was high scor
er for the gills with 13 points.
The final score for the girls was
31 to 28 for Southport.
A large crowd was present at
the Shallotte high school Friday
afternoon and again at South
port that night to hear the con
cert given by the North Caro
lina Symphony Orchestra. The
different numbers rendered were
very much 'enjoyed and yje
players received much applause.
The Shallotte and Southport
schools made up most of the
audience at both places. Dr. Ben
jamin Swalin, conductor of the
orchestra, and the entire person
nel of the organization charmed
everyone with their splendid play
ing and all around friendly at
titude. We are looking forward
to next ~ year when we hope to
have another opportunity of hear-'
ing the Little Symphony*
Seen around Southport thisj
week: G. W. Fisher, trying to
learn his part in the school j
band . . Lena Ward taking it j
easy Sunday afternoon . . Stuart j
Arlington lugging her new drum |
around . . Boyce Spencer making j
94 on a civics test . . Harold'
Spencer telling tall tales . . j
Nancy Swan writing invitations.
for her birthday party . . Verna
Willetts, Hattie Grey Willetts and]
Elizabeth Lupton discussing the
coming basketball tournament . .
Elliott Hickman and Bobby Cul
lis riding around Sunday . .
Gloria Hewett drying her hair on
her porch Saturday . . Janice
Swan and Harriet Corlette com
ing from the cleaners Saturday . .
Richard Brendle, Jimmy Rat
cliffe, Darrell Fisher, Danny Har
relson and nearly the whole 'teen
age male population enjoying the
good square dance music Satur
day . . By the way, Joe and Jim
my Cox were helping with the
playing . . Linda Hickman tryii^
to encourage the girls locked in
the music room Friday . . Butch
Harrelson and Claudia Webb giv
ing our visitors at the basket
ball game a good yell . . Janice
Trunnell and Charlotte Spencer!
walking down town after school
Thursday . . Billy Smith riding [
his brother, "Chuck," around
Saturday . . Karen Swan and
Latitia Hickman admiring the
new church chimes . . Robin
Hood and Tommy Bowmer tak
ing cough drops Friday . . Gene
Russ nursing a sore throat .
Well folks this is the end.
MRS. WILLIAMS DIES
Mrs. Lelia Williams of Jamaica,
N. Y., and Southport, died at her
home pn February and was buried
on Wednesday February 9. She
lis the daughter of the late Capt.
land Mrs. Jim William? of South
' port. She has one sister still liv
ing, Mrs. Beatrice Potter, of
Jamaica, N. Y.
Mrs. Whitmire Is
Hostess To Club
The Shallotte Village Home De
monstration club met at the home
j of Mrs. Tom Whitmire on Feb
iruary 7, at 7:30?p. m. The meet
ing was called to order by the
president, Mrs. Body Robinson.
The song, "America," was sung,
the collect of the Club Women
of America was then repeated
by all. The secretary, Mrs. James
Chadwick, called the roll and
read tfie minutes of the last
meeting. The treasurer's report
was also made.
The main business was planning
on an oyster roast on February
23rd at the Register fish house.
This supper is for the purpose of
I raising money for the Village
' Point Methodist church.
Mrs. Harry Chadwick gave a
j talk on poultry and eggs. Miss
| Corinne Greene gave a talk on
j how all should take time out to,
j be a good citizen.
| Refreshments were served to
117 persons. The meeting adjourn
; ed to meet with Mrs. Dorsie Wil
'liams on March 7th.
Named By Board
At the regular meeting of the)
Southport Board of Aldermen
Thursday night O. D. Hyatt was
named chairman of a citizens
committee which has been charg- j
ed with the care and planning ofi
Mr. Hyatt is horticulturist at
Orton Plantation and it is believed
that his experience will be very
helpful in this connection.
Serving with Mr. Hyatt on this
committee are R. L. Brendle, E.
! R. Weeks, Mrs. James M. Harper, |
[Jr., Mr?. H. T. St. George and
I Mrs. L. T. Hardee.
Shallotte Point New?
Mr?. John Chadwick, Sr., is
visiting her daughter. Mrs. Ralph J
Gibson, In Freeman, West Vir-j
Miss Rachael Hall of Eliuwl
town spent the week-end
Miss Mary Gwen Ch&dwick 1
Miss Enes Mae Chadwick,
is training in the James w^,]
Memorial Hospital in WilmiimJ
spent the week-end at home *tj
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J
Chadwick, Sr. 1
Mr. and Mrs. William plrJ
have returned to their hottw }
Florida after visiting relatives j
Shallotte and at the Point.
Mrs. D. L. Gore spent the
end in Wilmington with her t
Let'* pretend for a minute or so
It's cold and blowy outside and
you and I are looting lazy-like in
my cozy den. Your thoughts are
on me, a dim, misshapen figure
screwed up in my deep chair be
fore the fire. You know me as a
good business man, a fair bridge
player, and a sopelessly poor
golfer. You agree I've a sence of
humor, but?I'm a Catholic.
Of course you are no bigot. You
don't even care what fool beliefs
these Catholics have; but it does
arouse a bit of resentment to
think such fanatics could be so
; normal in other things. At last'
I you blurt out rather suddenly:
j "Say, old chap, how can you as
; a subject of a foreign ruler, be a
i hundred per cent citizens of this
! "The Pope?" I ask. "He should
j n't bother you?not a fellow with
i your strict conscience. Your con
! science dictates your actions in
1 religion and morals, but you do
i not find those dictates conflict
ing with your duties as a citizen.
I It's the same with Catholics and
; the Pope. He dictates in civil
1 matters to a few hundred people
1 living on about 160 acres. He
has nothing to do with civil af
I fairs in America, Canada, Eng
i land, or any other country. In
i spiritual matters he rules over
[ 338,386,000 Catholics throughout
i the world somewhat as your con
science rules you, only his au
thority comes from God while
yours comes from an inn,
sence of right and wrong."
"Humpf!" you exclaim.
sence to that but tell me how fo,
a soul must stay in Purgatory
his family has no money tg L
him out? Why confess to a me
man when God's right at han<!
Why ask favors of the Virg
and the Saints, when God hea
your every word? How abo
these divorces that you call ai
nulments, and that terrible <y
trine of celibacy? Why I've heari
the orphan asylums are fj
of . .
But here you stop. Perhaps y<
have gone too far. However. I a:
serene and unperturbed and yt
find my answers straightforwai
and really quite reasonable. 9
much so that you are glad to tail
home with you a few pamphlel
on these and other subjects.
And now you have gone and l|
have to stop pretending, Mv dee
regret is that I shall probabl
never experience any such firesii
chat with you. But I am hopin
that this little make-beleive ep
sode will arouse in you a desii
to know the true Cathloic ai
swers to the questions I has
made you ask here, or to an
other Catholic questions.
If it's anything Catholic, ask
For further information writ
P. O. Box 351 Whiteville, N. C.
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KINGS ELECTRICAL SALES CO.
Shallotte, N. G.
WANT A BARGAIN MULE?
We have a stall full of good, cheap
mules. We also have some very
good second handed mules at reason
Shipment of fresh, young mules
within a few days.
Don't Buy A Mule Anywhere Until You See These
OLEN L. COX
Shallotte, N. C.
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EVIL No. 1 EVIL No. 2 EVIL No. 3
S TRONG DRINK TOBA CCO S ABB A TH DESECRA TION
EVIL NO. 1
We hang our heads in shame
over what Whiteville has done by
permitting the sale of wine and
beer in tue heart of our dry Col
umbus County. How can the
people who sell the stuff"continue
to do so after seeing such a
county-wide protest by the citi
zens of Columbus County at the
very largely attended meeting in
the Court House last Monday
We want the people of White
ville and Columbus County to
know we are dry to the bone.
We sympathize with the dry's of
this county who have had this
No. 1 Evil forced upon them. We
will be glad to cooperate with the
people outside Whiteville in any
way we can to remedy this out
standing mistake our town has
We are satisfied if the citizens
of Whiteville had known before
the election what they have
learned since, the vote would have
been dry by a large majority.
We were too over-confident of
a dry majority.
We have no excuse to offer to
try to justify our mistake. We
only say we made a most gross
blunder and now?so far as the
management of this business is
concerned?we want the people of
Columbus County to know we are
sorry. I believe this also expresses
| the sentiment of all the dry's in
In this instance Whiteville has
| disgraced our good county and
now?too late?we see our , mis
take. We are sorry and humbly
ask the dry citizens of Columbus
I County to forgive us. It is hoped,
| the Dry's of Whiteville will join
with, the writer in this apology.
I don't think The Lord would
like -?for us to make a mountain j
out of one evil and pas3 up other:
I outstanding evils altogether.
| Therefore since the subject of
evil is up I think this is a good
[ opportunity for me to call your
attention to other evils that are;
so vitally tied into the lives of
our citizens. Therefore I will pass |
on to the next evil on the list.
EVIL NO. 2
As for Evil No. 2 I would say
tobacco in all of its forms, take
this second place. Have you ever
j stopped to think what a large
part of Columbus County and ad
joining counties including White
ville, play in making this evil
Quite a lot of mention has been
made of beer being placed before
even our girls. How about the
; cigarettes Columbus County
makes possible for our fine girls
to smoke and they are smoking
them (not all but a lot of them)
The number who smokes them
continue to increase as our citi
zens of Columbus and neighbor
ing Counties continue to make it
possible for cigarettes to be made,
for our girls as well as boys to
Sinrt the women and girls be
gan smoking, the high standing
of our fine womanhood in this
good country, has been lowered
considerably. Who helped to bring
about this downfall? The citizens
of Columbus County.
I know we have gotten to the
place we feel like we cant make
a living without the tobacco in
dustry. I also know it would
work a hardship on a lot of
people to give up making and
dealing in it.
Very few people want their
girls and boys to use tobacco
-but we still make it possible for
somebodys boys and girls to use
it as well as placing the evil be
fore our own children.
Some may say that I am
guilty also as I accept money
made from tobaicco in exchange
for merchandise. You have a per
fect right to your opinion and
I respect it. Even tho X might
be counted guilty I still say
tobacco is Evil 2 in this country
There are a great many dam
aging results connected with the
use of tobacco in its various
forms .Such as Cigars and pipe |
smoking, snuff dipping and chew-)
ing. You know as well as I do]
what these results are and since j
I am limited for space I will pass
on to Evil 3.
EVIL NO. 3
I would say Evil 3 i3 the des
secration and disregard of the
Sabbath Day. In our County?and
a lot of it in Whiteville?we have
Sunday Movies, baseball, boat
racing and fishing in season and
other amusements together with
pleasure seeking galore. Maybe
you can think of other things I
I dare say there is more warn
ing in the Bible against breaking
this commandmennt than any
other one of the ten. It is to be
regretted that so many citizens
of our County find so much plea
sure in breaking this command
ment. The people who patronize
these Sunday amusements are
guilty along with the ones who
make the amusement possible. The
only reason the amusements are
provided is because our people
want them bad enough to pay for
them. If you want anything?good
or evil?enough to pay the price
somebody will see that you get
Should-We have another tt-orld
war we would have the cheek to
get dowiji and ask God to have
mercy on- our boys, while with
the proper respect for God we
could slay out of all future world
Wars. No nation or combination
of nations could defeat us if we
would turn to The L,ord arid serve
Him while things are going well
with us. IjJut this country nor no
other country will do because we
are in the last days, which will
be like the days of Noah. People
will forget God and then look out
for destruction I hope The Lord
with holds. His judgements that
we so justly deserve. So much for
If I thought you were not tired
reading and I had more space,
I would pay my respects to the
Big Dances our social and civic
organizations put on in the name
of raising money for the needy.
Maybe I will get to then some
other time. ?
Now coming back to you as a
citizen of Whiteville and Columbus
County. I have no ill will against
you because you may be wet, con
nected with the tobacco industry,
a Sabbath dessecrator or big
dance promotor. I have a lot of
good friends who are connected
with one or more or all of these
and I do not fall out with them.
I am not against the' individual
but I am against the evil.
Some of my very best friends
drank themselves to death and
died in their early Forties and
fifties. Some of them disregard
the sanctity of the Sabbath day.
A great many are involved In the
tobacco industry. Still they are
my friends, many of them and
I like them. A person is warned
of danger by his friends and ad
vised by his enemy not to get
excited there is no danger.
It might appear to you since
maybe 80 percent of the several
thousand active customers we
have are involved in some way
with the evils mentioned in this
article, that we don't care if we
offend them and drive them
away. I do not anticipate losing
any of our customers because of
this article. If a few shbuld get
offended and leave, The Lord will
send another or maybe two for
every one who leaves. I have no
People like the truth. If what
I have said is not true, I am
open for correction and Invite
your criticism. No one likes the
man that straddles the fence,
they want to see you get down on
one side or the other and not be
ashamed of the ground you are
Will you bear with me just a
little further for a personal testi
mony. Up to 1921 I partook of
all the evils mentioned and many
others and loved them. I decided
to get religion and serve The
Lord. I went to a small church
out from Whitevtlle. At the close
of the sermon I was invited to
come forward to the alter
(mourners bench) and give my
heart to God. I responded and
began seeking God for salvation
from my sins.
The firs't thing The Lord re
quired of me was to give up
cigarettes that I so dearly loved
and had smoked for 15 years. I
never have nor expect to do any
thing harder, but I gave them
up. Next came strong drink, that
was not so hard to give up. Then
came dancing and other social
sins. Then I was required to
make restitution to a great many
people I had wronged. I did all
that was required of me and have
never returned to any of them.
To me it meant giving up all
that I gave up to escape hell and
gain heaven. To go back and pick
up even one of the things men
tioned in this article would cut me
off from my long anticipated
hope of spending eternity with
God, and doom me to the re
gions of the lost. Hell was not
created for me and I am not go
ing there, I hope you are not.
I am not attempting to tell
you what is sin for yourself. That
is your privilege to decide. I
am only telling you what is sin
If I had enumerated the three
evils according to my opinion, I
would have put 3 first. I believe
most people would put strong
drink first, there fore I placed it
first in this article.
B. S. Thompson
GETTING BACK TO FURNITURE
Our Mr. Alex Memory bought a lot of new furniture, at the
January Furniture Show. A lot of it has arrived and we will be get
ting more as fast as the Factories can'ship it. We invite you to look
it over before you buy. We are sure you will find some you like.
BUY TODAY-ON OUR EASY CREDIT
Not A Cent Down
And Not A Cent To Pay Until Sept. 1949
Ar? you a Cash Buyer? Because we advertise?not a cent down
and not a cent to pay until Sept., 1949, you may have the idea that
your money may not go at far a ?it would where they do not have
?uch liberal term?. If you are a cash buyer and are in the habit of
shopping ?or the best price, before you buy we assure you that if
you will look over our Merchandise and let our men know that you
wW the lowfcst cash price, we will prove to you that you can get
as much for your money here as you can any other placs.
B. S. THOMPSON & CO.
WHITEVILLE, N. C.