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THRONG ? Above is shown a portion of the large crowd which attended the speaking program in Franklin
quare during Homecoming Day celebration. The 5th Infantry Division Band of Camp Jackson, S. C., is shown in the
loi,efirround.->? ( Wilmington Star Cut.) ? .
\vo Raids Result
On Whiskey Outfits
; A raid in the Calabash section
his week netted Deputy Sheriffs
jr. H. Grainger and G. W. Bland
?e cap and condenser of a 500
Rllon copper still. The operators
E' d apparently decided on a
ange of location and were mov
ing out, this circuihstance pre
venting the officers from getting
the whole outfit.
In another raid thia week
officers Grainger and Bland got
a 100 gallon gas drum outfit and
about 100 gallons of beer. They
also got the alleged operator,
Corbett ' Simmons, young white
man of Waccamaw township. Sim- j
mons is being held for trial in j
the Recorder court on July II.
Mill Greek Folks /
The young people of the Mill
Creek Baptist church will pre
sent a three-act comedy entitled,
"Oh, Aunt Jerusha," in the Bolivia
high school auditorium Saturday
night, June 25, at 8 o'clock.
All three acts take place on
the adjoining l^wns of Miss Jer
usha Jebbs and Uncle Billy Bab
cock in Timbertown, California, j
They are full ^of fun and there
will be plenty of excitement
The cast of characters are:
Helitrope, Elizabeth Willietts;
Susie, Violet Robbins; Roy, L. V.
Walton; Barbara, Vema Willietts;
Uncle Billy, Junior Hilburn; Miss
Jeritsh*,; Lett(e Sellers; Tom, An
drpw AtkiSson; Harry, Wendell
Sellers," Mrs1. Tweedie, Marjorie
Willetts; Mrs. Sniffin, Vera Bowl
ing, Dr. Pullem, Bige Bowling;
Rev. Smiggs, R. S. Willetts.
An added attraction of the night'
will be the Uplift Society and'
the Business Men's Baby Show.
This will be a side-splitting af
The play is under the . direction
of Mrs. Joseph Willetts. A small
admission will be charged with
all of the proceeds going to the
building fund of the Mill Creek
Waccamaw Directors Reveal
That 200 Stockholders
Will Receive A Total Of
Prince O'Brien and J. E. Cooke, I
Cashiers of the Southport and
Shallotte offices, announced today
that the Directors of the Wac
camaw Band and Trust Company
recently declared a regular quar
terly dividend of 50 cents per
share. Hie dividend is payable on
or before June 25th to holders of
record as of June 15, 1949.
The dividend, aggregating $10,
000 will be distributed to about
200 stockholders, most of whpm
live in this and in other areas
served by the bank.
Mrs. J. T. B. Shaw of Greens
boro and Miss Ethel Burks of
Hopkinsville, Ky., have been
spending two weeks at the Taylor
Cottage at Long Beach. Mrs. H.
B. Taylor and Miss Jean Shaw
of Greensboro were week-end
The Rovin' Reporter
(Continued from page one)
, Adrian Willetts, in the Coast
Guard service and stationed on
Bald Head Island until a few
years ago, dropped in to see us
Sunday afternoon. Adrian and
Bud Pinner of Southport Were on
the island at the same time and
they both retired at about the
same time. Although we have
never been fully prepared to be
lieve it, we learned several years
ago that both of these gentleman
retired from the service because
they had to do a midnight patrol
of part of the beach which was
said to be the most frequented
by the ghost of Theodosia Burr
The beautiful red brick Claren
don Plantation home built two
years aftef the original home was
destroyed during the Civil war
is apparently one of the least
photographed places in the county.
This must b? because camera
folks just do not know the loca
tion of Clarendon. We have never
been able to get a good picture
of Clarendon, at least not until
the past Sunday. Charlie Farrell
and Mrs'. Farrell, the Art Shop
folks of Greensboro, were with us
on a visit to Clarendon. Mr. and
Mrs. Cornelius Thomas were not
at home. The welcoming com
mittee of one was their huge
Chesapeake Bay retriver. Despite
his demonstrative attentions, of
which we were the chief recipient,
Charlie managed to get some good
pictures of the house.
Ed Leonard of Shallotte tells
us he has gathered about eight
bushels of tomatoes from a quar
ter acre field this week. We have
n't seen the field, but we saw
some of the product at Shallotte
Saturday. Without exagerating,
we believe we can say that they
were about the best tomatoes we
have seen anywhere at any time.
They averaged half a pound when
placed on the scales at R, E.
Bellamy and Sons store. By rea
son of their ebrliness and extra
quality they are said to be bring
ing fancy prices.
A sort of digest of the various
reports of the heavy rains of last
week effecting the tobacco crop
seems to indicate that some fields
with older and more mature weed
were the main sufferer. Nearly
all sections of the county had ?
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continuous six hour rain last Wed
nesday. As is usual in such cases
the reports of damage are pro
bably overdone. Unless the crop
suffers further adverse weather
Brunswick farmers will make
their usual big: crop of the weed
this year, and it looks as if it
will average a very good grade.
According to B. M. Graham of
Decora, Iowa, and T. P. Key of
Smyrna, N. J., their blueberry
farm land near Southport will be
worth $1,500 per acre in four
years when the blueberry bushes
are all planted and become well
developed. We doubt if any to
bacco growers in Brunswick hu
ever had or ever will have to
bacco land that approaches that
sum in value. There is Just no
such thing as fifteen-hundred -dol
lar per-aere tobacco land.
There are many thousands of
acres of land in Brunswick un
suited for regular crops because
of the hard pan soil lying Just
beneath the surface. On such land
one good crop can be produced
after it Is cleared. Thereafter the
owner has to wait several years
before the land will again be pro
ductive So far as we know only
two erops can be grown success
fully on hard pan land. Both of
these crops are of a sort that the
owner has to wait on for years
before he gets any return*.
One of these two crops, as you
protwMy have guessed, (a pulp
wood. To grow pulpwood the land
owner only has to see that there
Is a food stand of young- trees
or seedling trees that will pro
duce the young trees. That point
reached he has to keep fires off
his land and wait 10 or 12 years
before he can begin getting some
money from hie land as a reward
for bis patience, i
The other crop that can be
grown on the hard pan land ia
blueberries. To get the blueberry
bu?be* planted requires only a
bout the same amount of work
and expense as is required to
start an acre of toharoo. Once
the bushes are started they have
to be cultivated right along to
keep down grass and woods. They
also luve ta be .fertilised and
sprayed against insects. It take*
three years of such work before
the first crop comes in and that
first crop is not a large one. By
the fifth or sixth year the blue
berry farm land has a perman
ent crop established and by that
time It is said to. be worth ?i,
600 per acre.
Hut is the big sum for farm
land to be worth when it may
have coat only about 91*00 per
acre five yeara previously. The
value lies In Us fact that it hM
an established source at a valu
able crop that ean be harvested
each year, with but a comparati
vely small amount of labor and
! expense being required for culti
vating and harvesting each year's
crop. The established blueberry
farm is something: in the same
order u the established scupp
erening grape vineyard.
fn addition to the time, It nat
urally takes a lot of money to
establish a 200-acre blueberry
; farm such as Graham and Key
i are planning. At the same tirr?e
I the end Justifies the means? if
J you have the means and the InJ
| tatlve to invest and wait for the
It Is doubtful if any resident
oi Brunswick could afford to sinli
I the 'needed money for a 200 acre
I blueberry farm No sensible per
j soA would encourage such an ef
j fort, but we believe it would be
j % fine business if the farmers
who have level, hi"/'
would make a study w1*
culture and contrived
acre or so In this cr?"
perience so gained ^
them In good stead at
time. at S
For the purpose 0(
more land Graham and
?hortly be starting lta
blueberry plants in ^
on their farm, 'n^y
plants for their own i"
aale. It seems to u? tkT
not be a bad ide? fot
agent to arrange for *
te/ested farmers to the .
farm and nursery aboU.'
the young plants ?re ?,
j BEAT THE HEAT
Cool Summer Clothes Will Help
We have a good selection of attractive
summer clothing for each member of i the
We also have a sturdy line of work clothes.
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General Merchandise -
! SUPPLY, N. C.
with the Money You
Because you save
almost half with big, Big
Pepsi? enough to pay for the "fixings" I
Imagine! Just a few weeks' supply of big
12-ounce Pepsi's can pay for the party.
Yet there's no finer-tasting cola on the
market. Be smart ; ; ; buy Pepsi-Cola
6-at-a-time? and save.
Not 6? but 12 Full Glasses in Pepsi's Six BeftUs
f Lets than 5i
a bottle when
yoo buy a carton
WHY TAKE LESS-WHEN PEPSI'S BEST!
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JEdR* (Hum and Addmi of MH?r 8* Nn) Under appointment from Pepii-Cola Company, New York
i"USTiN TO 'COUNTER-SPY' - TUESDAY AND THURSDAY EVENINGS, YOUR ABC STATION"
Typewriter & Adding Machine
Kepair Service ? Southport, N. C
IM ua serve you. Reptira on all mafces and models of *
era and adding machinal We also mrvloe sewing machir.*
maci?in?< *te- w* are happy to give you advice on your ,
Purchase your office supplies from uq and save morey
-WANTED 200,000 Lbs.
I Will Pay
HIGHEST MARKET PRICE
Will Be At Nelson's Warehouse
Beginning Tuesday, June 28
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T. J. EARP
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THI MtW 1949
Low Monthly P?yemnt?
Cash or Credit
HAIINI ftlftlCIRATOI >01
SOUTHPORT, N. C.
Notice Of A Special
To Be Held In Southport On August 13, 1949, To Vote
For Or Against The Legal Sale Of Beer And For Or Against
The Legal Sale Of Wine.
Notice is (wrcby given that ot a regular meeting of the Board of Al
dermen el the Cjty of Southport on June 13, 1949, held in the CHy of
Seuthport, the said Board of Aldermen ordered that a Special Election be
held en August 1 3, 1 949, in order that the voter* may vote for or against
the legal sale of beer and for or against the legal sole of wine.
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laid Board having found as a fact that the proper petition request
ing that said election be called has been properly and legally presented
and has been checked In accordance with the law qnd found to be in
legal form and with the required number of voters having signed the
The election books for the City of Southport will bo opened on the
16th day of Jufy, 1949, the 33rd day of July, 1949, and on the 30th day
of July, 1949, for the purpose of registering the voters of the said City of
Southport, and that said books shad be opened for chpfteoge en the Mi
, day of August, 1949.
By the order of the Board of Aldermen of the CHy of Southport, this
the 13th day of June, 1949.
Clerk To The Board