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(OUTHPORT SET FOR HOMECOMING DAY
0nswick Voters Give
To Schools And Roads
I ,ck Voters Cast Total j
?2.562 Ballots On Roads j
Lj With 2,307 Of This (
L| Favoring '
r GIVES majority
|,With Schools Getting
t County swung with
Lrrity of North Carolina
l ? .< the school and road
f- ;v referendum Saturday.
3 :5o.' ballots, Brunswick
h'ttd "yes" by a vote of
K 255 on the question of
lad yes" by a vote of
I a SB on the issue of J
i a 'mashing victory for
j} rrganization of Better
, and Roads. Inc.
ito State, voters authoriz
usaance of road bonds by
r;v of approximately 5<F,
unofficial county as re
Iday ?-as 235,000 to 184,
C5.'?).000 bond issue for
jwe so decisively that this
of to referendum got little
i a- 'tie people listened
nt una. The unofficial
w 80,000 to 130,000.
m> single . Brunswick
^rixxt both issues were
* wwhelming majority.
P 5p ?i? ' greatest vote
?*ec:nct with 256 votes
?i Better Roads to only
It However, in Southport
teed precinct vote was
- only 55 of these being
to road bonds.
3 -fee outstanding achi
,f ;"e day was attained
s of Exum precinct, who
humous endorsement to
issue. These folks cast f
votes in favor of
?Pjficant that in several
favoring Better Roads
ian that for Better
resulting in a total vote
&T?nng the school pro
1 compared to a favor
! of 230" for roads.
1 STILDING now
^ homes are now un- 1
?Action at Long Beach I
?? to reports received this
Walter M. Stanaland
J 1)ra Thursday through
^ ? the Baptist Hospital
?""?Salem for a complete
' Frink, daughter
' f Mrs S. B. Frink.
' ? from New York for
' "here she will be en
* ^creation work for the
^ Miller Plaxco has
from Mary Baldwin
^Staunton, Vs., to spend
St re with her par
kas one of the girls to
I '" honors list for the
secretary of the
." County Wildlife Club,
J** rn"etinK to h?
?abow F*a. Creek bridge
dock vr V' Jllne 17 ? at
*,? Mrj wi?etts urges
Irr * h"nters to at
^ aa' matters are to
OJj J*? 1^ Sruns-;
f * .?hn flaSs and
on ,?n get such
*> of v? . heir residences
> of fl?S Everything
? nac; gs or bunting
I gm 'J"131 co>ors should
| f?f this event.
HOW COUNTY VOTED ON BONDS
Hoods Creek 30
Town Creek 206
Bolivia ^ 122
Southport No. 1 187
Southport No. 2 185
Secession : 109
Frying Pan 116
Shingletree ; 146
Waccamaw . 167
Crawford L. Rourk Named
Veterans Service Officer For
Brunswick County Succeed
ing Cecil Edwards
Weekly Sessions Of Recor
der's Court Changed From
Several matters of major im
portance were disposed of by
members of the board of county
commissioners during their ses
sion here Monday.
Crawford L. Rourk was named
Veterans Service Officer for
Brunswick county to succeed Cecil
Edwards, who recently resigned
to accept employment with the
Brunswick County Health Depart
ment. Rourk's appointment was
made effective Hay 16 and ex
tends through June 30, which is
the period authorized for this
service at the present time.
The board approved the ap
pointment as sheriff's deputies of
U. S. Grainger, Gus Bland and
Odell Blanton. Their salary is
set at $125.00 per month.
Beginning Monday, June 20, the
weekly sessions of Brunswick
county Recorder's court will be
held on Monday instead of Wed
The board approved the sum of
83600.00 as the county's share in
the forest protection program
during the year 1949-50.
The board recommended to the
State Highway and Public Works
Commission that the road leading
from Bolton to Supply be placed
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County Agent A. S. Knowles
j Urges Tobacco Grower*
To Take Time Off For
Vi?it To Experiment Sta
j tion In Columbus
J Brunswick tobacco farmers are
urged by County Agent A. S.
Knowles to make a tour to the
Border Belt Tobacco Farm on Fri
day, June 10, from 2 to 4:30 P.
M. This farm is located 5 miles
' north of Whiteville on the Clark
The purpose of the tour is to
'study the work being done on this
' new fram where they are carry
ing out experiments trying to
solve many tobacco problems of
i this area.
Most tobacco farmers are hav
i ing problem with one or more
!of the things being demonstrated
and should take this opportunity
of making the tour on June 10,
ladviaes the county agent.
Big Sea Bream
What is reported to have been
the largest sea bream ever caught
in Brunswick county waters was
taken below Shallotte Village
Point in the intracoastal water
way last week by Luther Stanley.
The catch was made at a point
between Brick Landing and GaUse
The fish tipped the scales at ex
actly nine pounds. Two or three
pounds is said to be a large size
for this variety of fish.
Mr. Stanley is the same man
who killed two whales at the j
same point on the waterway twoj
Hand Out Fines
In County Court
Total Of $405.00 Levied In
Fines Wednesday By
Judge W. J. McLamb
Against Recorder's Court
If all defendants pay their fines
the treasury of the Brunswick
county board of education will be
enriched by $405.00 from last
Wednesday's session of Brunswick
county Recorder's court. The fol
lowing entries were made by
Judge W. J. McLamb:
P. G. Hickman, public drunk
ness, possession, fined $10.00 and
Gene Russ, no operators license,
fined $25.00 and costs.
Thurston Gore, non support, or
dered to pay all past dues on
former judgment and to pay $8.00
per month to Lillie May Gore for
the support of his child, alterna
tive four months on the roads.
Buck Hankins, assault, jjol pres
Robert Simmons, drunk driving,
no operators license, continued.
Leonard Smith, possession,
John Rufus Gore, drunk driv
Dolph Filmore Hawley, reckless
operation, fined $25.00 and costs.
Josephine Kelly, assault, tress
Louis Hines, possession, fined
$10.00 and costs.
HeVbert Finley, possession,
James Edward Cash, speeding,
fined $10.00 and costs.
Arch Wellington, issault with
deadly weapon, continued. )
Graham Padgett, reckless oper
ation resulting in death, held for
verdict of coroners jury.
Grace Goff, no drivers license,
fined $25.00 and costs.
(Continued on p*fe X)
Brunswick Baptist Associa
tion Has Lined Up Full
Program Of Daily Vaca
tion Bible Schools
Others Will Assist In Carry
ing This Training Prog
ram Into Every Section
The Brunswick Baptist Associa
tion has completed the schedule
for the summer for the Daily
Vacation Bible Schools and have
twenty-four churches for the
school already arranged with their
prospective teachers being select
ed and their principals chosen to
The Baptists State Board' has
allotted to the Association a
special trained worker, Miss
Beverly Neilson, whose father was
one of the former pastors of the
Southport Baptist church, to_ as
sist as the leader for this work.
There have been selected also
three other workers from the
local churches of the Association
to act as principals, Mrs. Dewey
Robbins, young peoples leader;
Mrs. Tom Johnson, assistant to
the president of the W. M. U.
of the Association; and Rev. W.
R. Moorehead, associational mis
sionary, who will hold schools at
the same time the State-worker
is being occupied.
The churches of the Brunswick
Association have all come under
the Vacation Bible School banner
with the exception of four and
(Continued on Page 2)
At Leland School
Most Successful School Year
Comes To Close With
Graduation Exercises Last
Leland high school came to a
close Tuesday night, May 31,
with Solman Sternberger as
speaker. Rev. R. H. Caudill lead
Holland Manning, principal, pre
sented the diplomas to the fol
lowing boys and girls : Anne Ful
cher, Lessene Gainey, 'Jimmy But
ler, Hilda Hickman, Millio Peter
son, Charlie Roberson, Lesta
Scott, Betty Williams and John
Special awards went to Anne
Fulcher; valedictorian, to Lessene
Gainey, solutatorian; the best boy
athlete, Donald Ray White; and
Pauline Williams, best girl athlete.
Mascots for this year's Senior
class were Linda Anne Fisher,
niece of Miss Betty Williams, and
Phillip Knox Galloway, 3on of
Mr. and Mrs. Furman Galloway,
and cousin of Anne Fulcher.
Marshall were Gereline Wil
liams, chief; with Donald Ray
White, John Thomas Peterson,
Barbara Thorpe, Azalia Lewis.
SEVEN DIED HERE
TRAGEDY ? This is all that remains of two automobiles which were involved in a
collision last Saturday near Shallotte. Seve n persons were killed outright, and the other
three occupants were critically injured. Reports from Dosher Memorial Hospital indi
cate that these three are showing satisfactory improvement. ? (Star-News Cut.)
Sport Fishing Boat
Added To Facilities
Set For Sunday
The regular spring meeting of
the Brunswick Baptist Associa
tion will have their meeting on
this coming Sunday afternoon at
2 o'clock at the Supply Baptist
church and all members are ask
ed to attend this fine session. A
special message will be brought
by Dr. Charles Leonard who has
been on the China and Hawaiian
I fields and has now become Wil
(mington missionary and resides
The Rev. Herttert M. Baker is
moderator and John Jenrette, . the
treasurer. Rev. Dennis tfewett,
chairman of the executive com
mittee, Rev. W. R. Moorehead,
Meet At Pisgah
Young People Of Brunswick
Baptist Association Enjoy
Overnight Camp During
Brunswick Baptist Association
young people's camp was held at
Mt. Pisgah church Friday night
and Saturday with about 200 at
tending. All young people report
a fine meeting.
Speakers for the occasion were
Mrs. Alex Bogie, Rev. H. M.
Baker, Rev. W. R. Morehead, Rev.
Carl Talley and Rev. B. W. Jack
Also visiting the camp were
Rev. Brisson, Rev. Walter Phelps
and Rev. Taft Hewett. The camp
was in charge of the young
peoples leader, Mrs. Dewey Rob
bins. The camp is to convene next
year at Mill Creek Baptist
W. B. KEZIAH
Charley Swain, who handles the
State Port Pilot among the color
ed residents of Southport, gradu
ated at the Brunswick County
Training school last week. He
made an interesting report re
lative to his graduation. He says
that as presents he received
about 100 pairs of socks, 3 tooth
brushes, 22 shirts, I belt, I suit
of clothes, 3 pairs of pajamas,
4 neckties, I box of candy, 4
boxes of stationary and $64.50
in cash. It evidently paid hirti to
go through school.
There is no doubt that mail j
? travels a lot faster than it used
to travel ? at least between some ;
places. Saturday morning a post
card with an air mail stamp was 1
processed in the post office at j
Havana, Cuba. It reached us here j
at Southport Monday morning at
8:30. In case you do not knowl
it, another card had been mailed I
us from the Shallotte post office
at the same time as this from
Cuba, both would have arrived
on the same mail.
This week we sort of cooperat
ed in the writing of a book. Julia
O'Brien, of Pasadena, California,
wrote us she is writing: a book
that would be filled with out
standing legends of people and
places in every State in the Union.
She had tried in vain to get track
of an outstanding legend from
North Carolina. Finally someone
from Asheville sent her a book
with one of the numerous le
gends we have written about
Theodosia Burr Alston and Bald
Head Island. At the same time
somebody else at Chapel Hill
[wrote O'Brien and referred her to
us for what she wanted to firicL
Well, we have written the lady
Continued on page four
Captain Howard Victor Will
Base Cadet Here For Car
rying Out Parties This
Location Of This Sport Cru
iser Here Will Be Help In
Captain Howard Victor and his
sport fishing cruiser Cadet ar
rived here the first of the week
and will be based at Southport
through' the summef and fall.-' An
experienced Florida , sport fishing
guide, Captain Victor. haS' been
'going to Maryland aifd.New Jet
Isey each summer.. Last season
!he based at Wrightsville Beach,
not caring so much for the long
trip further north. He fished out
from Southport several times
while at Wrightsville and through
the encouragement of Jim Wil
son, sports writer on the Wil
mington papers, he decided to
base "at Southport this year. A
real gulf stream fisherman, Cap
tain Victor and the Cadet will
do much to relieve the often exist
ing boat shortage at Southport.
Other boats operating are: the
Idle-On, Captain H. T. Watts,
pioneer in the Gulf Stream fish
ing off Southport.
The Kiabab, Captain James
Arnold, veteran Southport fisher
The Moja, Captain Victor Lance.
Captain .Lance, expecting for the
time he was in service, has spent
all of hs life fishing from 'Florida
to New Jersey and likes Southport
The Joy, Captain ?ieorge Gre
gory, is another full-time sport
fishing boat, catering especially
to parties that wish to go just a
few miles off shore for the blue
fish and mackerel, trout, etc.
The Botfly, Captain Basil Watts
works the bluefish commercially
when they are running in schools,
but it is ready to take parties
on all occasions.
In addition to the above boats
there are several other craft that
devote themselves to full or part
time sport fishing. Reports are
that another boat or two may
jbase here for the summer. Wil
( Continued on Page 2)
J. E. Dodson Thinks That
Crop Outlook For This
County Is Good For This
Season Of Year
Former County Agent J. E.
Dodson was in town Monday from
his home near Ash. Speaking of
crop outlooks, the veteran agent
and farmer stated that tobacco
looks especially good this year.
He anticipates a fine crop..
On some of the heavy land the
stand of corn is spotted due he
says, to insects. As a whole, the
crop is looking good. Other crops
are all looking as fine as could
be hoped for.
Mr. Dodson and his son, Phil
Dodion, are about the largest
poultrymen in the county. County
Agent A. S. Knowles says that
in the general run of things it
is a little odd that so few com
mercial poultrymen make a suc
( Continued on page 2)
Head Of Local
J. T. Denning was electcd
president of Southport Lions Club
Thursday, succeeding D. C. Her
Other officers include R. M.
Willis, first vice-president; Roy
Robinson, second vice-president;
G. C. Kilpatrick, third vice
president; Dan Harrelson and J.
A. Gilbert, directors; Prince O'
Brien, treasurer; George Whatley,
secretary; the Rev. L. D. Hayman,
tail-twister; E. H. Arrington, lion
One /ot the matters of business
to come vp before fh? club Thurs
day was awarding perfect 'at
tendance prizes \ earned' by 15
members of the local organisation
during the past year.
As their names were called to
come forward for' their award, five
of the fifteen failed to answer.
They were abflent. ' ?
Included on the fist were Dan
Harrelson, D. C. Herring, G. E.
Hubbard, Roy Robinson, J. B.
Russ, Chas. M. Trott, George
Whatley, Robert M. Willis, Price
Furpless and B. L. Furpless, all
of whom were present. Among
off to a bad start for next year
were W. P. Jorgensen, S. T. Ben
nett, H. T. Danders, L. J. Hardee
and James M. Harper, Jr.
Is Back Home
John Fernside And Famed
Bear Hounds Return To
Brunswick Following Trip
To Canada Where They
Tangled With Grizzley
John Fernside, Green Swamp
hunter and fisherman who achiev
ed much fame last winter through
State News Bureau distribution
of pictures and stories of his bear
hounds, has returned home from
a three weeks bear hunting trip
Unlike most hunting trips,
Fernside got paid for making
this one. He went to Canada at
the invitation of Canadian sports
men, taking with him his hounds,
Betty, Beaver, Pup, Lady and Lou
the heroes and heroines of many
a Brunswick bear hunt in the
The Canadian black bears,
Fernside says, are much bigger,
craftier and meaner than our
native black bears. In addition
they have some distant and very|
much more dangerous relatives in ?
the grizzly bears. John's friends
in Brunswick were free in their
predictions that if Betty, Pup,
Lady and Lou ran up against one
of these grizzlies some of them
would be buried outside of their
native United States.
These predictions were unfound
ed. One grizzly was trailed down!
by the pack and killed, as was a
huge black bear. All of the hounds
came home uninjured.
Getting thousands of letters,
cards and telegrams last winter
from folks who wanted to come
to Brunswick county and go hun
ting with him or who wanted to(
bring his dogs to other parts of
this and other states, Fernside is
now again getting a stream of
communications from folks who
want to book hunting trips fori
Full Program Is
Citizen* Of Southport And
Brunswick County Will
Entertain Visitors With
AT 10:30 O'CLOCK
Dance Friday Evening At
Community Building !i
Final Feature Of Day's
Admiral J. F. Farley, comman
dant of the United States Coast
Guard, will fly down to Wilming
ton Friday morning and will ar
rive in Southport in time to be
the principal speaker at the
Homecoming Day celebration
which is being sponsored jointly
by the American Legion and the
Home Demonstration clubs.
While the scene of the cele
bration is Southport, the point
has been stressed that this is an
event in which citizens from all
sections of Brunswick county are
invited to participate.
Officials in charge of the cele
bration have been advised that
the USS Jeffers, a destroyer
minesweeper with a distinguished
war record, will be here as a
special attraction for the Home
coming Day observance, and ar
rangements will be made to visit
the ship during the afternoon
The Jeffers owns seven battle
stars. This warship participated
in the Sicilian occupation; the
invasion of Normandy, including
the bombardment of Cherbourg;
invasion of .Southern France;
North African occupation and
Tunisikn operations; Okimwa
Gunto peration, including assault
and occupation of Okinawa
Gunto; Third Fleet operation
against Japan; minesweeping
operations in he Pacific. The ship
has a complement of 16 officers
and 256 men.
Word also has been received
that a 32-piece military band will
I arrive here Thursday afternoon
from Camp Jackson, Columbia,
S. C., and will remain here
throughout the day Friday.
First feature of the Friday pro
gram will be the parade, begin
ning at 10:30 o'clock and forming
at the railroad station for a
march through the business dis
trict, thence to Franklin Square,
which is to be the scene of fiir?
At 11 o'clock festivities are
scheduled to begin there. Featur
ing this portion of the day's en
tertainment will be music by the
visiting Army band; awarding of
the prizes in the Home Beautlfi
cation Contest sponsored by IM
Southport Home Demonstration
Club; crowning of the Homecom
ing Day Queen; informal remark*
by distinguished visitors; and a
brief address by Armiral Farley.
Much interest naturally is cen.
tered in the dinner which will bq
served at noon in the grove*
Everyone is cooperating to make
this portion of the day's progran)
an outstanding success, and it 14
i safe to say that there will be
| a gracious plenty for all.
i Entertainment continues thr<
I oughout the " afternoon with thi
j (Continued On Page Four)
Following is the tide table
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, June 9
6:21 A. M. 0:28 A M
7:01 P. M. 12:30 P. M.
Friday, June 10
7:12 A. M. 1:20 A. M.
7:52 P. M. 1:18 P. M.
Saturday, June 11
8:04 A. M. 2:10 A. M.
8:41 P. M. 2:06 P. M.
Sunday, JJune 12
8:55 A. M. 2:57 A. M.
9:28 P. M. 2:53 P. M.
Monday, June 13
9:44 A. M. 3:43 A. M.
10:13 P. M. 3:37 P. M.
Tuesday, June 14
10:34 A. M. 4:28 A. H
10:58 P. M. 4:24 P. M.
Wednesday. June 15
11.22 A. M. 5:14 A. M.
11:43 P. M. 5:12 P. *