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6-PACES TODAY Southport, N. C., Wednesday, May 25, 1949
?-s Set Up To "Take
i* Will Be P?rt 0f
, Of Visitors Expsc
L To Participate
Kout Effort Of
*Z chairmen and com
JcJbers ?ere named for
fcoming event for ex
^ w be held at South
lV June 10.
has already been
rtpiration for the event,
?o E R Weeks. The
, f the big essentials
v seems to be well;
of. Paul Fodale is'
, 0f this committee and
ff Hardee is co-chairman.
'Ls can be depended
* to it that there is
?( fish and shrimp on
j-d plenty of them.
, Trott. Bernice Hewett,
m R. L. Jones and H. T.
^ to look after the
,rier details. These fel
that they will have tubs
( :ubs of clam chowder j
iti the corn bread and j
fise the corn bread and;
, department provides. I
r Sanders is chairman in I
jf tie parade with B. J. j
e charge of floats. j
athletic events of the
,i B. Thompson is chair
,?ed by William St>Ton
T Sanders. They plan to
Sing from baseball to
Uaccr is chairman of the
Cr-Jx :s to build tables
i penic lunch. With Mr.
i m Tommy Garner and
|stt? iw.ir.ittee is also to
Ite'ie building of the
! RbutV of ttw Bruns?
ty Post American Le
ililso Service Officer for
K is chairman of all cim
fni he is assisted by
i Easley as Chairman of
nal committees, if need
11? appointed at a meet
t is to be held at the
i Monday night. At thirf
[ fit complete plans for
be copleted. All iiiter
mvited to attend.
R ANNIYERSTARY I
May 26. will mark ,
1 mdding anniversary of [
V Mrs. Will Davis. South
k aidcat married couple. Mr.
Ik r.ow 89 years of age and
l&iis, the more lively of
id Mrs. L. J. Taubenhaus
J*> left this week for a j
' Washington, D. C., and I
hk Dr. Taubenhaus will1
pod a medical meeting 1
Kc City. X. J., before)
ton on June 13. '
illas Pigott and Lewis
boats which went to
Ga., two weeks ago,
fly returned to as near
?Georgetown, S. C. They
?failing there, but expect
" to Southport in three
1 '"wks. according to Mr.
"KG TO SOITHPORT
Mrs. Merle Hood and I
Hood, are making 1
*nts to move back to j
from Norfolk. They;
*Khport about two months \
' it took just that long to
them that there wasi
1 to live like Southport. j
next four or five
wd 15 of the larger !
' trawlers will be operat- j
Brunswick and other,
in the Georgia coast. I
[we expectH to be here \
?J numbers in the near
land the bo its will then I
the Danford Apart
?e Kappa Sigma Frater
College will be at
' 40 strong for the
''?Sinning on June 12.
| *r,ng will be composed i
1???' ln'l girls, some of
Itk/J!' a ?imilar gather
I g last year. Turk
^_'raternity has made
nt? for the hous*. 1
LEAVING?Miss Marjon Frink, attractive daughter
of Attorney S. B. Frink and Mrs. Christine Frink of South
port, is shown on the steps of the Nation's Capitol with
J Congressman F. Ertel Carlyle, whom she has served as
secretary since January. Miss Frink recently has accep
ted an offer to go to Germany to do recreation work.?
! (Wilmington News Cut.)
Brunswick W ill Get
$2,502,775 To Spend
This Will Be Total Of Coun
ty's Quota For Schools
And Roads If Bond Issue
Carries June 4th
Any Help Coming To The
County From Bonds Will
Be In Addition To Re
Brunswick county will receive
MM,TT?.00"for -school building and
$2,114,000.00 for road building if
voters" on June 4 authorize the
issuance of ? -schrottl and road j
bonds, according to a letter re
ceived by the Brunswick county
commissioners from Governor W.
School and road bond bills by
the 1949 General Assembly allo
cate those amounts to be spent,
in the county, provided that the
people authorize the issuance of
the bonds when they vote in the
June 4 election.
For school building Brunswick
county would get $250,000.00 as
its equal share of a $25,000,000
appropriation by the General As
sembly plus $138,775.00 as its
per-pupil share of the proceeds
from the School bonds. The per
pupil share established by the
General Assembly is deternimed
on the basis of the 1947-48 aver
age daily attendance.
The amount that would be spent
in the county for road building, if
issuance of the bonds is favored
by the voters, is set forth exactly
in the road bond bill, and repre
sents what the General Assembly
determined to be "a fair and
equitable distribution" based upon
the formula in use by the State
Highway and Public Works Com
The county's share of proceeds
from the road bonds would be in
addition to its regular share of
In Postal Job
Will Serve As Post Master
At Long Beach Beginning
June 1 With One Mail
Acting post master J. R. Russ
of Southport has been advised
that Ed Harrelson will serve as
post master at Long Beach when
the office is opened there on
June 1. Quarters are being pre
pared in the store building that
will be used as a branch of the
Mail schedule for week days
call for the arrival of the Long
Beach mail here at SouthP<^
from Wilmington and other
points at 8:35 a. m.
port it Is to arrive at Long Beach
at 9 30 and will leave there as
? ?,ll, be ?xch?g?t
There will be no afternoon mail
sent to the beach. . ?,irtav, the
On Sundays and holiday ^
mall will arrive at L?ng
at 10:45. a. m. leaving as soon a
mails can be exchanged.
maws tan u? Southport, the
The same as at ?ou . ,
patrons of the^U"^ ^ ^ j
is diapatctfjed as scheduled should ;
Halstead Holden, son of Dr.
and Mrs. R. H. Holden of Shal
lotte and junior at the Univer
sity of North Carolina, won the
880-yard event in the Southern
Conference track meet held Sat
urday in Chapel Hill.
The points won by the Bruns
wick county boy helped the
Ca/blina team to the conference
championship and earned him a
place on an all-star squad which
compete against the champions
of the Southeastern Conference
His victory in the half-mile
event Saturday came over run
ners from 16 colleges and uni
versities of North and South
Carolina, Virginia and Mary
Long Beach Is
Set For Season
Many Visitors Here For The
Week-End And Others
Planning To Come Down
Soon For Season
With everything at Long Beach
scheduled to open on June 1, a'
trip there Sunday revealed that
about everything was already open
and going full blast. More than a
hundred and fifty automobiles
were at the various homes or one |
the six-mile paved road down the
The Long Beach Pavilion will
open Saturday night with a
dance. Music will be furnished
by the Dixie Pioneers.
Several house parties were go
ing on many residents have al
ready moved in for the summer
and many more were over for
the week-end, arranging to move
in. Still other week-end
there were arranging to build
homes and many were there look
ing at the new homes they have
under construction. The outlook
pointed to this fast Rowing beach
being headed this summer for its
Continued On Page Four
Congressman F. Etrel Car
ivle Wilt Deliver Com
mencement Address At
Commencement week at Bolivia
high school begins with the music
recital on Thursday evening at
8 o'clock. The recital is arranged
by Mrs. John Copeland, head of
, If the East Wilmington
Baptist church. On Monday, May
"0 the senior class will present
"The Wedding of Miss Senior
Jass and Mr. Life of Service at
Graduation exercises will be on
Tuesday, May 31, at 8 o clock.
The speaker will be Congress
Continued On Page Four
By Grand Jury
Report Submitted Yesterday
'l'o Judge Henry L. Stev
ens Points 1 o Danger Of
Walden Creek Span
IT BE REPLACED
Made Regarding Condi
tion Of County Jail And
Realizing the danger at all
times, especially to school chil
dren, the grand jury inspected
the Walden Creek bridge this
week and among the other find
ings in the report of the body
was the following terse recom
"We recommend that the Bridge
over Walden Creek be inspected
ed at once and that necessary'
repairs be made. We further re
commend that this bridge be re
placed, because we feel that it
is a hazard to transportation,
especially to the operation of
The report made Tuesday to
Judge Henry L. Stevens showed
that the jury had examined 13
bills, found 11 true bills and 2
non true bills. The report on
J. P. and mayors fines and for
feitures as turned in to the school
fund and checked by the jury
showed the following: A. W.
Smith, $5.00; C. O. Blanton, $20.
00; Coy Duval, $125.00; G. F.
Ganey, $10.00; J. H. Canady,
$45.00; Leon Galloway, none;
Elliott Tripp, none, J. C. Tucker,
Examinations were made of the
various county offices, with fair
condition being reported in all
cases except the county jail which
was found in need of consider
able attention and the county
home which is badly in need of
paint and various other articles.
Following are the recommenda
tions made for improvement of
these two county institutions by
the grand jury; --s
"County jail: Walls of jail need
to be replastered; window panes
to be replaced; window saahes
Continued On Page Four
Southport Choral Club Will
Present Varied Program
With Proceeds Going To
Fire Truck And School
The Southport Choral Club,
composed of about a dozen voices
under the direction of Ben Steven
son, will present a concert on
Thursday night at 8 o'clock in
the school auditorium. Proceeds
of the ticket sales and program
advertising will be divided evenly
between the high school band and
the fire truck fund.
The evening's program will in
clude several solos in addition
to the chorus numbers. The chor
us will sing among others "The
Green Cathedral" by Hahn, "The
Naughty Little Clock" by De ko
ven, "Carmena" by Felton, and
the chorale from "Finlandia by
Sibelius, the last named being
sung a capella.
Mrs. H. C. Corlette will sing
Continued On Page Four
HENRY C. STONE
Stone Stays As
Protest Meeting Here Last
Wednesday Results In Re
shuffling Of Local School
Committee By The County
Henry C. Stone has been re
elected principal of Shallotte high
school and all of the teachers
who were expecting to remain as
members of the faculty have been
retained for another year as a re
sult of a meeting of the local
board at Shallotte Thursday even
This action followed a meeting
in Southport last Wednesday even
ing at which time two members
of the original Shallotte school
committee were dismissed by the
county board of education and V.
E. Galloway and Dr. M. H. Rourk
were named to take their place.
The deposed members are the
Rev. Dennis Hewett and J. P.
Rusa. ? ?
On Thursday night there also
was a meeting iri Southport when
a group of citizens from the Shal
lotte school district met with the
county superintendent and county
attorney^ to discuss the matter of
reinstatimg the two members Who
had been fired f?om the Shallotte
school board. ; . ?' :
As an outgrowth of this meet
ing, another session the county,
board of education Was called for
Monday night, at which time
supporters of both factions ap
peared at a public hearing in
Southport to present their case.
Results of this hearing were to
leave matters as they were, with
Continued On Page Four
Commencement Program At
Southport High School
Starts Tonight; Baccalau
reate Sermon On Sunday
The commencement program for
Southport high school begins to
I night with a music recital under
the direction of Ben C. Stephen
son at 8 o'clock.
The baccalaureate sermon will
Continued On Page Four
W. a KEZTAH
Still no rain in Brunswick for
the past two weeks or more, at
least none up to the time this is
being written. During the past
few days a lot of farmers and
gardeners have been saying that
rain at this time would do their
crops a lot of good. Still, the
dryness has not yet reached the
point of causing serious worry.
Corn, tobacco and everything is
thriving. All crops have been well
cultivated and there is plenty of
moisture underneath the plants,
even If there is none on the sur
face. Rains would undoubtedly
speed up growing, but in the
condition they are crops may be
depended upon to continue to
make a fine, steady growth.
Something a bit out of the us
ual happened to us Saturday. At
Shallotte a young fellow appro
ached us and said: "They have
me in Federal court Monday for
making: whiskey. After then I
want to give you a good story."
Tills information caused us to re
call the case of a well known re
sident of Brunswick county who
took us around and pointed out
a large oak tree. He said, "On
this tree my grandpop was hung
In two years time Phil Wright
State News Editor of the Wilmin
gton News, has picked up more
information about the folks in
Brunswick than anyone we know
of. He has learned who is likely
to sue him and who is not apt
to do so. With what he now
knows he is able to keep on the
borderline between telling the
whole truth and leaving off some
Fred Fletcher of WRAL, Ral
eigh,' follows up his wires by
'Continued on pige 2)
Unearths New Help
Men Of Trinity Me'.hodist Church Prove Adept At Putting
On This Type Of Supper
? The men of Trinity Methodist
church rolled up their sleeves and
put on a benefit supper?a per
formance. usually left to the wo
men?Friday afternoon on the
church grounds and now they are
afraid that they may fall victim
of their own success. Already there
is a demand for another barbecue.
That is what was served. One
reason is that one member was
willing to donate a pig of suitable
size; another was that this type of
supper promised about as little
trouble in the way of preparation
as anything else; and still another
was that there is something about
an outdoor barbecue that just nat
urally captures the imagination of
a man with a normal appetite.
W. B. Keziah, Southport's cham
pion early-riser, had the pit dug and
had some hickory poles burning by
5 o'clock Friday morning, and
shortly after 6 o'clock the pig was
sprawled across the pit in the first
process of being roasted. This con
tinued throughout the day, with
coals from the green hickory be
ing replenished from time to
As the pig browned and savory
odors began to reach out from the
pit there was a noticable increase
in public interest. Keziah develop
ed into a super-saleman when it
came to handling ticket?, and the
high-pressure methods he employ
ed consisted of rounding up two or
three prospects and bringing them
up to the grove for a temptation.
If no sale was in immediate view,
he would inform the visitors that
the fee was five cents per smell to
folks who did not have a ticket.
This turned the trick.
Came six o'clock and the pig
was pronounced cooked. Then it
was that the true test or organi
zational ability came out. While
three of the men sliced and chop
ped away in final preparation of
the barbecue, others began to show
up with bowls of slaw, potato
slad, ccrnbread and pickles. Ro
bert Thompson fired up the big
coffee urn in the recreation room,
and it never was used to better ad
vantage than to provide plenty of
good, black coffee for the dinner. ^
Once everything was ready, the
men used an assembly-line pro
cess for serving plates, and even
the folks In the rear of the chow
line .soon were enjoying South
port's first outdoor barbecue given
on this scale in recent years.
Judge Upbraids Jury
In Hunting Acquital
Fire Truck Fuiyi
Gets Good Bo^st
While the drive fcfr fupds to
make' the initial payment* of
the new Southport fire* truck
ofTne Brunswick Navigation
Company gave assurance of a
nice donation to the cause. He
then asked that a letter relative
to the need of the fire truck
be written him so he could
forward it the corporations
This past week Mr. Plaxco
hand?! Ormond Leggett a
check for $100.00, his own con
tribution to the fire truck fund.
At the same time he passed
over another check for $500.00
from the Brunswick Navigation
Needless to say, the $600.00
addition to the fund that is to
pay for the truck and buy new
hose is very much appreciated
by the boys who compose the
Voluneer Fire Department. They
can use and will need a lot
more windfalls before they
have everything completely in
Hurt In Wreck
Three Members Of Shallotte
School Faculty Received
Injuries In Auto Collision
In a two car collision near
Cherry Grove Beach in South
Carolina near midnight Saturday,
six young Brunswick county peo
ple received serious injuries and
some of them are still in hospit
als in Conway, S. C., and Wil
mington. In the other car a Mr.
Thompson and his wife, of South
Carolina, were critically injured
and there is small chance for
Jimmle Norris, son of Mr. and
Mrs. L. C. Norris of Hickman's
Cross Roads has his new Ford
completely demolished when it
crashed head-on into the approa
ching Thompson car.
Continued on page four
Funeral Services Being Held
This Afternoon With Bur
ial Being Made In New
Marcellus S. Benton, 48-year old
resident of the Winnabow com
munity, died here in the Dosher
Memorial Hospital Tuesday after
a four-day illness. Services will
be held at 3 o'clock this after
noon at the residence at Winna
bow in charge of Rev. L. L.
Barnes and burial will follow in
the cemetery at New Hope Pres
Active pallbearers are Woodus
CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
Judge Henry A. Stcveina
Declares Own Helpless
l nesi To Correct Situation
- Where Jury Refuses To
TO END TODAY
ing First Two Days, With
Several Matters Con
Judge Henry A. Stevens paid
his respects to a Brunswick
county jury which Tuesday after
noon returned a verdict of not
guilty in a case charging three
white men w}th jack-lighting
Evidence had been presented by
game protectors showing that the
men were taken while traveling
along a little used dirt road off
the regular route from their home
and Southport, where they claim
ed they. had been; that hunting
weapons, including a rifle, were
in the car; and that they had in
the possession a S-cell flashlight.
"I have no doubt in the world
but what these men were guilty,"
Judge Stevens declared, "but
there's nothing I can do when
you turn them loose before I
get a chance to pass on the case."
Most drastic sentence passed
during the first two days of the
criminal court session was three
to five years given Lucian M.
Benton for making an assault
with a deadly weapon.
The case against Mrs. Myrtle
Wescott charging assault with a
deadly weapon with intent to kill
was nol prossed with leave. The
defendant and her husband were
admonished that if they continue
to live peaceably there will never
be any further trouble growing
out of the December shooting
which came close to claiming the
life of the man. It was pointed
out that any violation of any
law may result in having this
case brought into court for trial.
Court is continuing today, with
prospect for adjournment this
In County Court
Judge W. J. McLamb Dis
posed Of Only Few Cases
During Last Week's Ses
sion Of Recorder's Court
Only a few cases were tried be
fore Judge W. J. McLamb here
in Brunswick county Recorder's
court last Wednesday, with the
following disposition being made:
Agnes Lee, no operators license
fined 125.00 and costs.
Graham Padgett, reckless op-1
eratlon, damage to property, con
tinued pending coroners Inquest.
Jsmes Davis, drunk on high
way, fined $10.00 and costs.
B. C. Rivers, speeding, called |
and failed, capias. -
John Norman Moore, speeding, j
fined (10.00 and costs.
Etheridge Utley Guraganus, Jr., I
speeding, fined $50.00 and costs.
Big Bond Rally
Wilbi^r Clark, 3rd District
Will Present Cam For
Better Schools And Roads
???> f: ' M
Commissioner Also Slated To
Appear Tomorrow As
Guest Speaker Before
Plans are being made this week
for a big county-wide bond rally
Friday night at 8 o'clock at Shal
lotte high schooV at which' tint*
Wilbur Clark, 3r<l District High-'
way Commissioner of FayetteviUe,;
will be the principal speaker.
On Thursday the new highway
commissioner will be in South
port to speak to the members of
the Southport Lions Club on the
subject of Better Schools and
From present indications Bruns- >
wick county will line up In force |
behind the bond program which
will s be voted on Saturday, June '
4. The following organisations al- [
ready have endorsed the bend ?
drive' and have pledged their sup-)
port'in getting out a strong vote,
on the day of the election:
The Brunswick County Farm ?
Bureau, board of county commls*)
sionirs, Shallotte Post No. 247,.
American Legion, councilmen for'
Shallotte. Other organized groupei
are expected to lend their sup
port just as soon as meetings'
can ; be called.
During the past week announce- !
men^ has been made that the ?
following men have been added to'
the .bond committee In their re-.
spective precincts: Southport, H.'
W. Hood, S. B. Frink and J. W..
Ruark; Bolivia, W. A. Kopp; ?
Town Creek, Joe Ramseur; Shin*),
gletree, Sheriff W. M. Stanaland;.
Longwood, Rice Gwyn; Ash, Lon?".
\t a meeting of the Brunswick"'
faefr end figures were quoted
showing just how important It is
for Brunswick county to support
the bond election, and leaders of
that group urged members to
make a sacrifice to get out to
the polls and vote on June 4.
Sixty-Eight New Phones
Have Been Added In Local!
Service Since Last Direc
tory Was Issued
Sixty-eight new telephones have
been added to the local exchange
of the Southern Bell Telephone
Company during the past six
months, according to a check orf
the new directory just Issued, The
new books show Southport with
318 phones. With only eight or
ten exceptions all of the 318
phones listed are in the city lim
Additional equipment placed in
the local exchange during the
past three or four months is said
to make it possible for about 250
more phones to be taken care of
Residents of Caswell Beach
want phones badly. The same
conditions exist with regard to
Long Beach. Holden Beach Is al
so said to be anxious for phohe*
If the Bell people are able to
run their lines down Long Beach
Continued On Page Four ?
Following 1? the tide table
for South port during the next
week. These hour* are approxi
mately correct and were furn
ished The State Port PU?t
through the courtesy of the
Cape Fear Pilot'? Association.
High Tide Low Tide
Thursday, May it,
6:4? A. M. 0:54 A. M.
7:10 P. M. 11:5? P. M.
Friday, May SI,
7:27 A. M. 1:37 A. M?
7:50 P. M. 1:80 P. M.
Saturday, May 28,
8:05 A. M. 2:18 A. M.
8:28 P. M. 2:0? P. M.
Sunday, May 29,
8:45 A. M. 2:5* A. M.
9:09 P. M. 2:49 P. St.
Monday, May SO,
9:28 A. M. 3:40 A. M.
9:51 P. M. 8:88 P. M.
Tuesday, May 81,
10:15 A. M. 4:24 A. M.
10:88 P. M. 4:20 P. ?t
Wednesday, June I,
11:08 A. M. 5:11 A. M.
11:30 P. M. 5:12 P. N>