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The State port pilot. (Southport, N.C.) 1928-current, June 29, 1949, Image 1

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lie pilot Covers unsw' ,'ick County THE STATE PORT PILOT NO. 12 A Good Newspaper In A Good Community 6-PACES TODAY Southport, N. C., Wednesday, June 29, 1949 Most of The Newt All The Time PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY 91.60 PER YEA* fewick Leaf I . Rated As Best In Years Ml** Supervis- ; 1 IS l^FULL FORCE , pJnAlreage IsRe j planted And Big Expected Ltotec^'op for Bru"s' ! Kv ranks as one ot the . Laective crops seen in Ljj for many years, accord- j ? iX'i: growers and tobacco .(KDUghoi'1 the state. j -?t:ng of tobacco men! ;j'on June 21 the Border ! ,vas listed as one of the j jvarced as well as "the , pjjrcied crop-" in the i (curding to Dave S. Neil- j supervisor on the ( jt market. Tail some hail, have been ; L threatening at times, j jiate only a very small | o i damage has been in- 1 b conversations with local j i and from personal ob- ! ? the Supervisor stated, hirers were well pleased I i seasonable weather and I i optimistic over their [ I flits year. acreage planted to the tie yield for the county be heavy. The quality of us crop is expected to p grade if present weather s prevail through July _i tie early marketing I .\r:unately. growers of I r. were not bothered |iy blue mold as were [ jkj a the upper part of ' it fc some sections, grow UiM that they were still I at ad others had com | up due to diseased Pttes. no sports have come in fjmrers in Brunswick counties have made |Jre? croppings in what p:-e earliest crop in ten F"!?ards to tht, expected ^'eilson warned, p staid be extremely cau k. selling their tobacco k of local market op?n f :rces afe not expected Rf? on distant markets |? me in 1948". want first class 'tie supervisor added, - ime. additional buy ' )[ier improvements in 15 they should do all 5 support these markets f their growth". 5 kw no exact date 1 spelling of the mar- i ?' various belts but it ' that the markets in i I b6tWeen Jul*j fliiid |*ACH SUNDAY Harrelson. grandson of i I W. Harrelson, will! I ly morning at the! hour at Lebanon Bap- | tit Services will begin J I oclock. fUVR 4TH 1 an<l county offices, the Khes of the Waccamaw ^ust Co. and post offices ick county will be clos m observance of the ? July. service l?rr Davis, son of Mr. and |T ^"ers Davis of South received his honorable ?m the u. S. Navy. 1 *p?rul the summer |r " er the University of this fall. SCHOOL RIJr'^'0"-v?',eck will arrive ?; : *a'. -or a six-days visit [.vParents- Mr. and Mrs. K He has been mAh,. sl<H for the past if> a \-S 3nti tlHS been as" lt ' av? Radio School as * dun Paterson- superint end... lc Welfare in Bruns ii A\this w<*k that Bt? th" "er department Miss pServices of a case I J Th,; nces Coble, who Dev. -vear fr?iri Guil ' a maj01' posn,,. n engaged to ?bv tVVhlCh has ***? froni ~ " commissioners. ^ Sn?w Camp. Tentative Tax Rate Established At $1.65 ? ? ? ? Tentative Budget Being Pre pared This Week For Ap proval Of County Board At Meeting Here Tues day RATE REPRESENTS 10-CENT INCREASE Several Factors Entered Into Decision To Make In crease, Among Them Being Loss Of Revenue Following a special meeting of members of the board of county commissioners here Thursday a tentative tax rate of $1.65 has been set for the next fiscal year. The rate last year was $1.55. This figure has been used by County Auditor W. P. Jorgensen in compiling figures for the pro posed budget which will be sub mitted to the commissioners Tues day for their final approval, and there appears to be little liklihood of trimming this rate and still keeping the budget in balance. Three principal reasons have been advanced for raising the rate 10-cents for the coming year. One is a loss of revenue from beer and wine taxes which last year amounted to approximately $14,000.00. Another is the pro bability that there will be a notic |able slump in collection of delin quent taxes as a natural let-down j from last year's big push "in this connection. The addition of several activi ties also figures in the change, among them being provision for a | case worker for the welfare de partment and the employment of a Veterans Service officer on a full time basis for the first time this ? year. Southport Man Goes On Duty Billie Bragaw Is At Norfolk, Va., For Two Weeks Ac tive Duty In Connection With His Duties In Naval Reserve In the Navy Air Corps Reser ve and still having: to take his early flight training, Lt. ( jg) Billy Bragaw, son of Mrs. Helen Bragaw of Southport. is now spending two weeks at Norfolk. He enlivened last week's train ing by flying from Norfolk to Southport in 45 minutes. For the edification of his two children he flew over his home here for four or five minutes and then took a longer route back to Nor folk, landing two hours after leav ing there. The plane he was using was one of the single seator fighters, identical to the planes he used in j the Pacific during the war1. Sev J eral times during the war the I young Southporter, returning J from expeditions, had to land on Continued On Page Four Tax List Will Start Next Week Advertisement of land for sale for non-payment of 1948 taxes due Brunswick county will be 1 giri next week in The Pilot and I Tax Collector Edward H. Red ! wine urges everyone who wishes to avoid embarassment and ex tra cost to make payment not ! later than Monday. I On the following Wednesday, I July 13, the city tax list will [ appear to rthe first time, and j City Auditor E. R. Weks . adds ! his warning to the one given I by Tax Collector Redwine. It will be impossible to remove | names from the list once it has j been set in type. Interest Grows In Pest Control I Spraying Campaign Is Pick | ing Up Interested Custom ers In Every Community In Brunswick County | Steadily increasing- interest is : being shown according to reports | in the spraying of Brunswick ' homes and outbuilding to kill fli | es and the malaria bearing mos j quitoes. The work of spraying is I | being done by employees of the j j U. S. Public Service, which pays about half the cost. To spray a house the cost to (the owner is 25-cents per room. : The same cost prevails for the | spraying of stables, which on some farms are the breeding ground for both flies and mos quitoes. The workers now car rying on for the Public Health j Service in Brunswick county are the same as have recently been working in Columbus and New Hanover counties. Naturally, they cannot guaran I tee complete eradication of in sect pests, but they are pointing with pride to the results already achieved in the neighboring coun ties. Pure crystals of DDT are de posited on the walls by the spray ing. It remains there all sum mer long. It is not harmful to the human being or farm animal that comes in contact with it, but the fly or mosquito that alights upon the sprayed surface becom es marked for death. Sometimes the fly or mosquito 1 dies immediately. At other times j the pest may live for an hour or ? two. In any case, once the poison j is rightly applied the visiting fly or mosquite gets it in the neck, J even if it is months after the I spray is applied before he comes j calling. The Brunswick county home de monstration yclubs are actively co-operating in the spraying cam-_ paign They are urging all homes' owners to sign up for the spray Continued On Page Four Golden Wedding ANNIVERSARY? Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Dosher of Southport recently celebrated their Golden Wedding Anni versary at their home in Southport with scores of friends calling to pay their respects. Regulations Set For Distribution Of School Funds Superintendent J. T. Den ning Has Baen Advised Of Methods Which Will Be Used To Insure Fair Al lotment Of Money BASE GRANT TO EACH COUNTY IS $250,000.00 ????? Definite Restrictions Placed Upon Manner Of Disburs ing The Special School Funds Superintendent of Schools J. T. Denning has been advised of cer tain regulations which must be followed in connection with dis bursement of the School Plant Construction, Improvement and Repair Fund. In the first place, Brunswick county will receive $250,000.00 as its pro-rata part of the $25,000, 000.00 fund set up by the Legis lature for equal distribution to each of the 100 counties. An additional $138,775.00 will be available for use in Brunswick on the basis of per capita allocation. It is specifically set out that there shall be no discrimination within the counties between races. The funds are limited to the construction, improvement and re pair of school plant facilities and all expenditures must be in ac cordance with the State law 1 governing this work. It was the conception of the State authorities that all work should be preceded by a thorough survey of existing facilities, to gether with an investigation of most critical needs. These find I ings shall be submitted to the [Division of Schoolhouse Planning. As the building projects are j approved funds will be made i available through the Controller jof the State Board of Education, (with 15-percent of each approved i project being withehld until the completed projects has been in j spected and approved by a re ! presentative of th? Division of Schoolhouse JEJlanrjing. 4 It has been adopted "by the Brunswick county ' boArd ' of idtica tion^ as one of their objectives to get all existing ' buildings in a first Class state of repair be fore money is spent for ' further ! expansion. Finishing Touch On Beach Road Eight Mile Stretch From U. S. No. 17 To Holden Beach Being Given Final Treat ment This Week Finishing touches are now be ing put to the 8-mile paving pro i ject from Route 17 to Holden Beach. This paving was put down last summer, too late for the contractor to complete the fin ishing before cool weather. State highway engineers who were here this week said that in about ten days when the Hold en Beach job is finished the con tractor will move on here to com plete the four miles of the River Road from Southport to Walden Creek. I Surveys to ascertain damage ;from rains preliminary to this fin | ishing work are now being car ried on. I Highway engineers say that the Continued on page four Officers Take Seven Stills Seven stills were captured dur ing the month of June by De puties Sheriff O. W. Perry, Char les Skipper and Alex Gainey and Constable J. E. Lewis in North west township. Three men also were taken in these raids, which netted one mule and cart which were con fiscated; 3 units of 750 gallons of mash; 35- gallons of non-tax paid liquor. Deed Recorded In Big Timber Deal In County Sale Of Over 10,000-Acres Of Land By Weit Virginia Pulp And Paper Company To International Com pleted A big land deal involving the sale of 10,094 acres of land in Town Creek and Northwest town ships was recorded here this week ! in the officc of Register of Deeds! 'Amos J. Walton. I The transfer was from the West ' ! Virginia Pulp and Paper Com Ipany to the International Paper | Company. Revenue stamps show i that more than half a million were involved. The exact sum ac cording to the stamps was $517, 550. The International Paper Com pany is the largest landholding corporation in Brunswick county, but its exact acreage is not known. First place is held by the Reigel Paper Company of New Jersey. This corporation has something in the neighborhood of 90,000 acres in Brunswick. Two Deaths In Southport Family Mrs. Fannie Brinkman Died Friday Morning And Wai Followed In Death The Next Day By Mother, Mr?. Fannie Davis t Striking twice within the period of a few hours death this week removed two prominent Southport women, mother and daughter. Mrs. Fannie Davis Brinkman, widow of the late Capt. jSamuel Brinkman, died at tlje Dosher Memorial Hospital Friday morning at 6 o'clock. Her mother, Mrs. | Frances Price Davis, widow of the late Dunbar Davis, died in the same hospital Saturday morn ing. Mrs. Davis was 98 years of age. Surviving Mrs. Brinkman was her mother; one son, W. M. Brinkman, Thorwood, N. Y.; one | daughter, Mrs. J. J. Loughlin, Jr., Southport; a sister, Mrs. Mattie \ Aspinwall, Southport; and two i brothers, J. M. Davis of Wilming i ton and Will D. Davis of South Iport. | Surviving Mrs. Davis is Mrs. j Aspenwall,. Will and J. M. Davis seven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren and seven great great- grandchildren. | Funeral services for Mrs. Brink man were conducted by the Rev. iR. L. Sturgis assisted by the Rev. C. L. Alligood from St. Phillips church at 4 o'clock Saturday af ternoon, with burial in the North wood cemetery. Services for Mrs. Davis were conducted by Mr. Sturges assisted by the Rev. Alex Continued On Page Four Our ROVING Reporter W. B. KEZIAH Owing to the fact that he usual ly brings us one of his first ripe watermelons, we never fail to ask O. P. Bellamy, former chairman of the board of county commis sioners, about his melon crop when i he is in town about this time | of the year. He was here Friday | and happily informed us that the melons would be ripening by the i last of this week. We used to go fishing a great deal with Jack Christian, cashier of the Peoples United Bank be fore it was purchased by the Waccamaw Bank and Trust Com pany. He now lives in Wilming ton and is with the J. Wi- Mur chison Company. He wrote us this week with regard to fish ing and we will probably be bend ing a pole together again some of these days. We learned just a day or so ago that we just missed being caught by the highway patrol two weeks ago. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Tinga had asked us to go with them to the Tobaccb Demonstra tion at Whiteville. Mr. Tinga is veteran training teacher at Boli via and was taking his students with him. We had accepted the invitation but a day or two be fore the trip something loomed up to keep us in Southport. Well, we have just learned that friend Tinga got cited for speeding on that trip we were to have made with him. Patrolman Pierce of Shallotte was the offender. There was no preamble, the ex pression of his appreciation was entirely unexpected and perhaps undeserved, fcut a remark by J. (Continued on ptft five) Coons Disturbe Plan For Feeding Turkeys * Long Beach Will Have Birthday Monday marks the 10th an- ! niversary of Long Beach, for it was on that date in 1939 that visitors to this budding beach resort were able to travel over an improved road. In speaking of that eventful day this week E. F. Middleton recalled that it was neccessary to have a trac tor stand by to pull unwary motorists out of one bad sand trap. It was estimated that 3,000 perosns visited Long Beach that day. \ Indications point to a record number of visitors to the popu lar resort during the coming holiday week-end. In addition to the regular weekly square dance at the Long Beach Pavilion Saturday . night, the Mellotones ; will play for a round dance Monday night This is a popular dance band from Washington, D. C. There will be a 4th of July square dance at Sea Shore Grill with music by the Old Tobacco Leaves. Traffic Counts Fill Up Docket Another Busy Day Of Court ' Monday For Judge W. J.1 McLamb And Court Of fi- 1 cials Growing Out Of Speed Violations The big list of defendants in Recorder's court last week on speeding charges must have had a salatuory effect. Only 20 such cases were brought in for triaf before Judge W. J. McLamb and Solictor J. W. Ruark Monday of this week. Owing to the 4th of July next Monday, there will be no session of the court next week. The 4th and continued activity by the of ficers is expected to pile up a record number of cases for the next session of court on July 11. The following cases were handed Monday: James Santogo and Miguel Angel Montes, breaking and en tering, larceny. Probable cause, was found and the defendants were bound over to the Septem ber term of Superior court un der bonds of $300.00 each. Percy Rudolph Hewett, speed ing, fined $40 00 and costs. Frank Lee Leonard, Jr., speed ing. fined $20.00 and costs. Oram B. Adams, speeding, cap ias. Phillip Norton Davis, speeding, capias. Kennith M. Ramsauer, speeding, capias. Leonard Eugene Latimer, speeding, capias. Lenges Reed, speeding, capias. James Devine Formey, larc eny, thirty days, suspended on payment of costs and good be havior for two years. Floyd Lowery, assault with a deadly weapon, thirty days, sus pended on payment of costs and good behaivor for two years. James Scott drank on highway and resisting officer, fined $25.00 and costs. Dock Garland Granger, speed ing. fined $10.00 and costs. Manuel Millo, speeding, capias. Mrs- Laurene Millie, speeding, capias. Jack M. Burke, speeding, cap ias. Joseph Mitchell, speeding, cap ias. Mary Virginia Shoffner, speed Continued On Page Fouc These Animals Upset Plans For Railing Feed On Wild Turkey Refuge By Dig ging Up Chufas As Fast As Planted GOOD FOUNDATION STOCK ESTABLISHED Specialist In Game Manage ment Is Pleased With De velopment In Connec tion With Project Lo cated At Orton According to estimates there are about forty wild turkeys most of them hens now on the Orton Wild Turkey Refuge of the North Carolina Wildlife Commission. With source of food now pretty well established and some of the predatory dangers eliminated, It is expected that the number of the birds will experience a radical increase this summer. f , One factor relative. to the food supply is rather disturbing to Bob Wheeler, young biologist who is in charge of (jird propogation for the State. Mr. Wbeeler states ,thaf one of the first moves on the refuge to provide for an adequate food sup ply. Grasses and other crops were planted at stragetic points about the five-thousand acre tract, bound on one side by Orton pond and extending across McKenzie pond. Chufas are a favorite food of the wild turkey. They scratch up the- seed and eagerly devour them. Knowing of this fondness for chufas, several large patches were planted in the crop last year and again early this spring. Visiting the refuge this past week Mr- Wheeler made the dis covery that something besides wild turkeys were fond of chufas. Apparently literally hundreds of coons have been visiting the chufas patches nightly. He says they have dug up and eaten every chufa that was planted, leaving absolutely nothing for the tur keys. At present the young biolo gist is in Raleigh trying to ar range to secure an experienced coon trapper who will capture the coons unharmed. Those that can be caught will be taken to coon less parts of the state where hunters are said to be very an xious to have certain areas stock ed with the animals. Midwives Will Get Trailing Health Department Official* Will Inaugurate Program Which Will Improve Thi? Important Service The Brunswick County helath department is planning two or ganization meetings of all mid wives who are engaged in that work in this county the first week in August. On July 29th at 10 a. m. phy sicial examinations for all county midwives will be made at health office in Southport. In order that midwives can be licensed, they must pass a physical examination. { On August 1 a midwives meet ing will be held at Shallotte at 1 p. m. to 4 p. m. at the high school. On August 2 midwives meeting will be held at Southport 1 p. m. to 4 p. m. at the health department. Dr. Floyd Johnson, health offi cer, declares that "this program is necessary in order that we have a better trained group doing this work. It is felt that this lead to the establishment and operation of monthly pre-natal and baby Continued On Paf? Four University Graduates FINISH ? Bennie Brooks Ward of Ash and William Ear.' Bellamy, Jr., of Supply, are two Brunswick county men who graduated from the University of North Carolina this month. Local Audience. Enjoys Hearing Musical Program Rossini'* Stabet Mater Wat Presented Last Night At Southport Hign School Auditorium Before Large Audience MUSICIANS ARE WELL RECEIVED Program Here Was Under Sponsorship Of Southport Choral Club Who Is Seeking To Improve Music Here A presentation of Rossini's Stabat Mater by the Wilmingtoh Choral Society and Civic Orch estra was given last night at the Southport high schol auditorium. Under the superb direction of Henri Emurian the choral group and orchestra gave performance* which have seldom been equaled here. The magnificent finals, "To Him be glory evermore. Amen," was the greatest portion of the work, both from the standpoint of per formance and music. Rossini'* chorus has been compared to the Hallelujah chorus from Han del's Messiah and would perhaps be as well liked if performed a* often. The quartet, composed of Orma Jean Willis, soprano, Ruth Pat terson, alto, Emory Grubbs, te? or and Jack Carswell baritone, achieved a superb blending of voices. In the solo passages and in the measures of harmony the similarity of the voices made for rare beauty. Outstanding soloists were Jack McDougall, tenor, and Middleton Norris, bass-baritone, whose technical excellence was lent aptly to the difficult music of Bossini. It is rare for non-professional groups who have had such little experience working together to perform a work of the difficulty of Stabat Mater with such bril liance and polish. It Is also rare to see such a blend of voices M has been achieved by Mr. Emuri an. Soloists were well chosen with a few exceptions and gave ample proof of hard work and much time spent In studying the dif ficult passages. Wilmington has in Mr. Emuri an a director who if given a ful ler orchestra and more of the talent which that city certainly possesses could build one of the finest symphonic and choral groups In North Carolina or the surrounding states. The group haa been rehearsing and performing together less than a year and haa made remarkable progress. New Initials Up For Examination L't And M's Will Be Next On LUt Of Drivers Who Matt Pass Their Tests During Six Months Beginning On July 1st The drivers license examination program for North Carolina hai moved on down the alphabet tfl the L's and M's, but those wish to take their tests in Souths port will be unable to do so be< fore July 11, according to LicenM Examiner N. E. Hudson. Time runs out this week an H, I, J. K drivers, and since Mon day falls on July 4th, Examiner Hudson will not be in Southport to fill his usual engagement/ He says that having Recorder's Continued On Page Four Tide Table Following: Is the tide table for Southport during the next week. These hours are approxi mately correct and were (urn lshed The State Port Pilot through the courtesy of the Cape Fear Pilot's Association. High Tide Low Tide Thursday, June 30, 10:58 A. M. 4:52 A. M. 11:19 P. M. 5:01 P. M2 Friday, July 1, 11:54 A. M. 5:40 A. M. 0:00 P. M. 5:59 P. BC Saturday, July 2, ?' 1 0:10 A. M. 0:82 A. Hi 12:53 P. M. 7:00 P. H, Sunday, July S, 1:07 A. M. 7:27 A. M. :53 P. M. 8:06 P. ML. Monday, July 4, 2:07 A. M. 8:25 A. M. 2:55 P. M. 9 :1S P. M. Tuesday, July 5, 3:0? A. M. 9:25 A. M. 3:57 P. M. 10:18 P. M. Wednesday, July 5, 4:05 A. M. 10:28' A. M. 4:56 P. M. 11: 18 P.

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