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54-PAGES TODAY Southport, N. C., Wednesday, Thursday, July 28, 1949
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founty Farmers Await Chant Of Auctioneer
'ranswick Growers Approve Quotas
tee To Votes
,;ck County Tobacco!
~tn Voted Overwhel
L[y Saturday To Con- !
^ Tobacco Program
OPPOSED QUOTAS i
? Associates Also Giv- j
?1 Vote Of Approval
^Farmers Agree To j
lick county tobacco grow
jriay added their over
? endorsement to the to
?mjram as it now exists!
L by a big mapority in1
i continuing both tobacco'
? quotas and operation j
1 jc'.ion was in step with I
|lM|kNt the tobacco |
I fanners by their ballots
id :he:r satisfaction with
I of tobacco prices under
(IB of controlled produc
fcnsvick county there was
fca in favor of the three
irteMg quota plan. There
b: rates in favor of this
IS rto favored marketing
J tar one year while 27 per
?nd against the quota
ieiiiie same enthusiastic
je: gI Tobacco Assoc i
! ifil votes for the pr?
1 only 28 voting against.
that not only will
! quotas established for
I production during the
I <wre. but that farmers
st the rate of 10-cents I
! planted for the services
I organization which will
p retain present world mar
? to open up new fields
tit f Nt 01
i tobacco barn
Commissioner George B. |
Waccamaw township lost j
*> barn and its contents by j
taav morning. It is not j
if he had any insurance.
Darning, superintendent of |
for Brunswick county, is .
'S a conference on school'
?? and maintenance this'
Li Chapel Hill.
<w'- Harry S. Truman has
? -"e name James Bernice
e United States Senate
"?rmation as postmaster,
"?Port, a position which i
Mid as acting-postmaster
! *ill be a special meeting j
Wnuwick County Wildlife!
11 Tcwn Creek bridge on
?jj*. August 5, at' 8 j
's is an important meet
4 representative from the
<*ot,na Wildlife Resource?
"? wvited to attend.
**?1 camp" ~
u t?1 Baker has been
he Royal Ambassador
the past two weeks
? 'he mountain assem
Baptist state Con
??'ext year two similar
amp will be operated
w snd ?wo others at
?h, h*Z' ?*
auc "*f one of the
lobac? 8 on the Fai*"
' yean"131^61 'or a num
^vtA Preparin8 t0
oni' ^gin his duties
of the market
* ? U, ?f the bis*est
s?yj .V'li'ach, Mr.
bV ,hlhD ot
^?Tfxu Baptists will
?fcieut. m continued
Story About Shark
Leading News Magazine Interested in Follow-Up Store
With Pictures Of Trial
Southport publicity man W. B.
Keziah, is finding himself in hot1
water this week with a flood of
inquires for follow-up stories on
a recent relative to the use of
shark repellant on the nets of I
the Southport fishermen.
Several days ago Bill Wells had
a brilliant idea that if shark re
pellant was effective in saving
men downed in the Pacific dur
ing the war it would also save
the nets of fishermen from the
ra /ages of sharks.
Milton Lippman & Company,
Fulton Fish Market dealers, scor
ed the country trying to locate
the mixture for Wells. They final
ly discovered a small supply at
the U. S. Army airfield in Day-,
ton, Ohio, and an official there
agree to ship ten pounds at once'
by air. It was supposed to arrive
here the next day, but a hitch
occurred in Dayton. The officer
who had promised to ship the
mixture found he could not do it,
without much delay and the un
tangling of a lot of Army red
Meanwhile, the newsman, sup
posing the mixtures was on its
way here, released a flock of |
stories, some of them being sent
out through Bill Sharpe's State j
News Bureau. These stories are j
resulting in the inquiries.
Outstanding among those who j
are making inquiries is George j
A. W. Boehm, science editor of j
NEWSWEEK. Mr. Boehm asked j
for a follow-up story giving the l
results of the use of the shark
repellant, and also for suitable
Mr. Wells said this week that
he and Milton Lippman & Com
pany were still unable to get a
release of the mixture from the
Army at Dayton, but they are
still working to secure it. With
the end of the war the manu
facturing ceased as there was no
peacetime demand. From a tele
phone conversation with Milton
Lippman & Company in New
York Monday it was learned that
if the Army red tape holds out
much longer they will try and get
the manufacturing chemists who
hold the patents to manufacture
some more of it for peace time
Local Lions Busy
jsi With Broom Sales
House To House Canvas Be
ing Conducted This Week
In Effort To Help Blind
CLUB WILL KEEP
PART OF PROFIT
These Funds Will Be Used
To Assist With Blind
Work Being Carried On
By Southport Lions
Members of Southport Lions
Club have turned broom salesmen
this week as the local club co
operates with the Guilford Indus
tries for the Blind of Greensboro
to place a number of blind-made
products on sale here.
The program is in keeping with
the policies of Lions International
which place major emphasis upon
sight conservation and aid to the
blind. All products sold during the
three-day whirlwind campaign
were made by 35 employees, all
but five of whom are blind.
The blind employees make
brooms, whisk brooms, chair seats,
door mats and other household
articles. A quantity of the pro
ducts arrived Wednesday and in
spection revealed that the brooms
are of a superior quality.
Purpose of the broom sale Is
to create more work for the em
ployees of the Guilford manufac
turing company, to provide more
work for visually handicapped per
sons of North Carolina and to
help increase the blind fund for
the Southport Lions Club.
Plans were completed Wednes
day night, and the newly appoint
ed broom salesmen have been at
work for two days in their cam
paign designed to cover every
house in town.
| Drowns Saturday
Dr. R. J. Hyatt Perished On
Frying Pan Shoals After
Small Craft Was Capsized
I By Heavy Surf
Dr. Robert J. Hyatt, 76-year
old retired pharmacist, died of a
heart attack or was drowned Sat
urday afternoon when his 16-foot
outboard powered boat was over
turned in the breakers on Frying
Dr. Hyatt came to Southport
about 14 years ago. Previously he
had resided in Winston-Salem.
While there he patented a formula
(very valuable to the tobacco in
dustry and from the royalties
accuring from this patent he was
able to come to Southport to take
lup his residence.
(Continued an pafe 2)
There is serious talk once more
of having a football team at
Southport high school this fall
and Principal H. T. Sanders is
calling a meeting of all high
school boys who are interested
in going out for this sport at
the high school Saturday morn
ing at 10 o'clock.
Already there have oeen sev
eral pledges of substantial fin
ancial support, and Sanders,
who played football in college
and later for one season as a
professional, has offered to take
on this added coaching duty.
If there is to be a team in
action this fall, there must be
a big show of interest amdng
the boys and plans must be
laid for some pre-season prac
In County Court
Monday Session Of Bruns
wick County Recorder's
Court Over At Noon Fol
lowing Busy Morning
For the first time in weeks
Judge W. J. McLamb, solicitor J.
W. Ruark and Clerk of Court Sam
T. Bennett were able to clear the
Monday docket by noon. In doing
this a number of cases had to be
continued. The minute book shows
the following entries:
C. L. Warren, speeding, fined
$25.00 and cost.
CecU Greene Craws, speeding,
fined $3S.OO and costs.
Charlie K. Lee, operating car
without license, same having been
Herbert Johnson, operating mo
tor vehicle on highway too cjose to
another vehicle, fined $20.90 and
Horace G. Yopp, possession, fin
ed $25.00 and costs.
R. C. Hewett, transporting, fin
ed $25.00 and costs.
Zeb Monroe, speeding, fined
$10.00 and costs.
Jack Ward, speeding, costs.
Claude V. Dunreogau, speeding,
fined $15.00 and costs.
Earl Lee Clemmons, possession,
costs and good behavior.
Arson Grady Nelson, no opera
tor license and failure to heed
Samuel L. Vance, speeding, fined
$5.00 and costs.
CONTINUED ON PAGE i
To Be Ordained
Walter Harrelson will be or
dained as a minister of the Bap
tist church at Southport Baptist
church next Sunday evening at
8 o'clock. Lebanon Baptist church
is ordaining this young finlster.
Members of the ordaining
council will be Alex Bogie, Mar
tin Robbins, Dewey Robbins and
Issac Willetts as deacons of
Lebanon church; the Reverends
H. M. Baker, B. R. Price, Bert
Bennett, E. L. Helms and C. A.
Tally will be the examining min
Mr- Harrelson graduated summa
cum laude at Union Seminary in
New York in June. He plans to
do graduate work there this
coming year before going to
Europe for further study. He
plans to take that year of study
in Basle, Switzerland in 1950.
Row Flares Again
With New Fury
Committee Chairman Named
In Civil Suit; Five Promi
nent Men Indicted In
Two new developments in the
Shallotte school row this week
have added to the confusion and
unrest already existing in that
district since a disagreement star
ted in May over the hiring or
firing of Principal Henry C. Stone.
One is a criminal action against
five prominent citizens of Shal
lotte, the other a civil suit against
the chairman of the local school
Warrants charging conspiracy
have been sworn to by Rev. Den
nis Hewett of Shallotte, according
to Deputy Sheriff G. D. Robinson
and papers were mailed Wednes
day morning to Sheriff Walter
M. Stanaland to be served on five
defendants. They are Representa
tive Odell Williamson, Judge W.
J. McLamb of the Recorder's
court; Dr. M. H. Rourk, Guy C.
McKeithan and Daught Tripp, all
residents of Shallotte. ?
The charges are on outgrowth
of the Shallotte school row in
which the Rev. Mr. Hewett and
J. P. Russ were fired as members
of the Shallotte school committee.
The warrants to be served to- j
day or at the convenience of the
qualified officers, are made re- j
turnable in the Recorder's court
over which one of the defendants,
Judge McLamb, presides, accord
ing to Solicitor J. W. Ruark of the
above court. Judge McLamb will
naturally not be able to try a
case in which he is one of the
defendants. The case will there
fore automatically go on to
Superior court, according to Solici
Both the Rev. Mr. Hewett and
Mr. Russ have Superior court
actions pending to determine if
the board of education had legal
(Continued on Page 2)
To Attend Meet!
Special Meeting At Baptist
Seaside Assembly During
Week August 8th Through
14th, Will Be Of Great
FOR ASSOCIATION i
Full List Of Associational |
Sunday School Officers
Have Been Named By
Missionary For Bruns
All associational Sunday school
officers of the Brunswick Bap- J
tist Association are urged by
the Rev. W. R. Moorehead to
be at the special meeting at
the Baptist's Seaside Assembly
during the week of August 8th
through 14th. This is a State
wide meeting and all officers
of the Sunday schools of this
county are asked to be present.
Special speakers have been
celected for the program and the
meeting is under the leadership
of L. L. Morgan, State Secre
tary of the Sunday School Board
of the Baptist State Conven
"Brunswick Baptist Association
now has a full slate of Sunday
School Association all officers and
departmental officers and Is now
ready 'to begin the full work of
the Sunday School of our de
nomination" says the Rev. Mr.
Moorehead, the association's full
The following persons make up
the officers: Associational Sun
day School Superintendent, T. T.
Ward; associate superintendent,
Odel Blanton; superintendent of
evangelism, Mrs. Dewey Robbins;
superintendent of enlargement,
Continued On Page Four
Two Artists Out
On Local Boat!
Work Of Menhaden Craft
Attracts Two Men Who
Did Sketches Of Various
Kenneth Harris, Wilmington
artist, and Dr. B. W. Wells of
Southport who makes painting his
hobby when not occupied with
his duties as professor at State
College, were out Friday on the
Gifford with Captain J. B. Church.
The trip was for the purpose
of making sketches for paintings
both Mr. Harris and Dr. Wells
made a large number of sketches,
showing the big bailer loading
fish on the boat; the airplane
spotting a school and one of the
other boats moving up to make
the set in response to the call
from the plane.
Both Dr. Wells and Mr. Harris
Continued On Page Four
Some persons unknown left a
$10.00, 7%-size Panama hat on
our desk this past week. If he
wants it back he can come after
it. If he does not want it back
we will appreciate it if he will
have it changed into 7 1-8 size.
The death of Dr. R. J. Hyatt
while sport fishing Friday was
the first such occurance at South
port so far as can be recalled.
There have been drownings among
commercial fishermen, but safe
waters and good seamanship has
always averted both danger and
death among the sport fisher
We are ready to freely and
frankly admit that Jim Reynolds,
State News Editor of the Greens
boro Daily News, caught more
and bigger fish than we did while
w. B. KEZ1AH
I we were on a fishing trip this
week. Jim caught the biggest
bass, which was not very big.
Likewise he caught the biggest
blue gill. It was not that we did
not try. Likewise, the fact that
Jim compiles the monthly pay
checks for reporters for the Daily
News had nothing to do with his
hook being favored, or his get
ting credit. Only thing we got
to say is that we would like to
take that gentleman fishing some
day when the fish are really bit
We have some pretty well
founded suspicions that telephone
service out from Southport will
come in for considerable exten
sion during the next few months.
Fort Caswell, Caswell Beach and
also Holden Beach seem slated
(Continued On Pag# Four)
ii c.u?joe ana Jimmie cox, Southport boys,
have been playing wath a string band over a Wilmington
radio station and have picked up a reputation for being
talented young musicians. They are shown on the right in
the above picture.?(Cut Courtesy Star-News.)
Sport Fishing Hits
New High For Year
Crawford L. Rourk, Brunswick
county service officer, has an
nounced the following schedule
which he will observe each week
in an effort to give the best
possible service to persons who
have problems with which his
agency is concerned:
On Monday, Tuesday, Thurs
day and Friday he will be at
the Shallotte American Legion
hut and he will be in the Legion
Room in Southport on Wed
The service officer urges all
veterans to have their discharge
papers recorded, as this great
ly facilitates many transaction
carried on with the Veterans
Administration. There is no
charge for this service, he
Baptist Plans Indefinite, But
Many Interesting Possibil
ities Exist In Connection
With Fort Property
"When they bought Fort Cas
well the Baptists really bought
something," .said Lewis J. Har
dee, prominent Southport sea
food dealer, who happens to be
Continuing he said, "The place
is so big and has so much poten
tial value, I do not see why the
Baptists of North Carolina should
not seek to have the Baptists of
South Carolina, Tennessee and
West Virginia share in the many
uses to which it can be put."
It can be said here that Fort J
Caswell is within approximately
the same distance to as many
South Carolina Baptists as of
North Carolina. Here are few
if any reasons why the Baptists
of the two states should not get
together for a great seaside as
sembly ground. The idea should
be especially attractive to South
Carolina because of the widely
known sport fishing grounds ac
cessible from Fort Caswell.
Hardly a day passes without
several fishing parties coming to
Southport from distant points in
South Carolina. Myrtle Beach, on-,
ly around 65 miles away, sends1
sport fishing parties here almost
Another interesting possibility,
for the Baptists is that the great
parade grounds at Fort Caswell
are suitable for all manner of,
sports. A baseball park or two (
ball parks could be laid off at'
practically no cost. The climate I
would permit year-round training
or practice. It would not be a bad
idea to get one of the big league,
teams to use Fort Caswell as
their spring training grounds. ]
(Continued on Page 2)
Sport Fishing Off Southport
Has Been Very Good Dur
ing Past Week With Out
standing Catches Reported
NEED MORE PARTIES
Consistently Good Luck Has
Favored Parties Who
Have Gone Out With
Fishing has besn good during
the past week at Southport, with
t nice catches being reported by
each party who has been able to j
get a charter.
The point is that there just are I
not enough boats ? to serve all
who want to go fishing during
week ends, and along during the
.middle of the week all boats are
| often idle. The party on vacation
'or otherwise able to go on week
j days is pretty well assured of
'being able to get boat accomoda
I tions if they will go at that time.
| During the present mid-week
I some of the best catches of the
| year were being made.
i This report covers the Tuesday
party and catch of each boat.
Captain Basil Watts of the Bot
fly turned in an unusual report.
His party had the exceptional
feature of being all girls from
New York City. They were Mar
jorie Kerr, Elizabeth Rosenthall,
Francis O'Brien and Ruth- Bar
den. They wsre perfect as sports
and hauled in 154 large bluefish
Captain James Arnold with a
Greensboro party, W. M. Traynor,
[H. H. Kemp, J. W. Carson and
| also including John T. Moore of
1 Cincinnatti, Ohio, reported he ran
into bunches of unusually large
bluefish and mackeral. Eighty
i two of the fish filled the ice box.
I Captain Hulan Watts of the
I Idle-On had old timers in sport
, Continued On Page Four
Declares That Carl Goerch
Is Slipping When He Iden
tifies Brunswick Scene
With Picture Of Dismal
Carl Goerch of The State
! in Raleigh is tops in knowing
North Carolina, but he is getting
just a little rusty with regard to
Just a few years ago Carl took
a picture of the Cape Fear light
house on Bald Head island and
ran it on his front page cover.
Unfortunately, he located it as
the Diamond Shoals lighthouse In
stead of Cape Fear.
Then this past week a picture
of the intracoastal waterway,
where it passes through Long
Beach was used for the front
cover of The State. It was identi
fied as a quiet stretch In the
(Continued on page four)
Markets Of Four
Towns Ready For
Flow Of Golden Leaf Thia
Week End Will InaufU*
rate Flue - Cured "Gold
Rush Of 1949"
24 WAREHOUSES TO
BE IN OPERATION
Whiteville, Tabor City, Fair
Bluff And Chadboum
Look Forward To Greaf""
"Sixty-one, sixty-two, sixty*
three, sixty-four an' a hilt,.
Something- like that will be the
chant of auctioneers in Columhtts
County's 24 tobacco auction ware
houses next Tuesday morning.
The flow of the golden leaf,
which enthusiastic Whltevfjl#
Supervisor Dave S. Neilson has
described as the "gold rush of
1949," will begin this week
and will continue until ?very
warehouse in the county is filled.
Much of the 1949 crop is ready
and while more and larger ware
houses have been provided, It -1?
expected that all houses will life
every minute of their time dur
ing the early stages of the sea
No doubt remained that Tues
day would be a gala day in the
market towns of Whiteville, TatJbr
City, Fair Bluff, and Chadboyrn.
Probably the largest crowds In
the history of market openings
in these communities will be in
attendance at sales throughout
Merchants, as well as ware
housemen, are ready. Stocks of
goods, bought at the most rea
sonable figures offered since the
war, have been placed on the
shelves' of business establish
ments all over the county.
So far as publicly announced,
there will be no formal opening
celebration except in Tabor City
where Fred S. Royster, presided#
of the Bright Belt Warehouse
Association, will sell the first pile
and several hundred dollars worth
Continued On Page Four -
Three Big StiHs
Northwest Township Men
Join With A.T.U. AgertU
To Bring In Thre? Bq
? j i
Deputy Sheriffs O- W. Perjjr
Charles Skipper, Alex Ganey an<
Constable J. E. Lewis of North?
west township assisted A. T. U.
officers In the capture of #)fe?
large stills during the past w
All were located in North'
TTiursday the officers got"
100-gallon still and with it
gallons of masM, J
Fridajf they rhade their bigt
gest haul with a 100 gallon s(UJt
300 gallons of mash and lift
gallons of non-tax paid whiskey.
In this raid the officers aim)
captured John Turney Robbtn?,-a
22-year-old negro, who is being
held for trial in federal court Jtt
' Continued On Page Four
Following is the tide Utile
for Southport during the iefi
week. These hours are appro**'
mately correct and were twW
ished The State Fort FUot
through the courtesy of U?
Cape Fear Pilot's AjsodattH.
High Tide Low XMfc
Thursday, July 28,
9:50 A. M. S :44 A. JL
10:11' P. M. S:50 F. K
Friday, July 29,
10:43 A. M. 4:29 P. M.
11:02 P. M. 4:48 P. J|.
Saturday, July SO,
11:38 A. M. 5:17 A. DC.
11:54 P. M. 5:44 P. 1A.
Sunday, July 81 '
0:00 A. M. llflA.1
12:36 P. ML 8:44 P. *
Moaday, August 1,
0:47 A. M. 7:02 A. M.
1:3? P. M. 7:47 P. M.
Tuesday, August I,
1:49 A M. 8:00 A.
2:38 P. M. 8:55 F,
Wednesday, August S,
2:4? A. M. 9:02
8:42 P. M.