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Southport, N. C., Wednesday, August 31, 1949
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Last Days Of Summer
15H1N' ? Most folks will tell you that fishing is at its
fen you are sitting on the bank of a good pond or
nd are using worms and a cane pole. There are lots
r anks and many fine ponds in Brunswick, and now
with the big rush of farming behind, many persons are re
laxing at their favorite sport. The above scene was taken at
Orton pond and the fishermen are employees at the planta
otf.ces ?t the court house
reiKM Monday for Labor
Ihi included the office of
f Superintendent of Schools
teang. Mr. Denning states
ttough his office will be
to schools of the county
lid no observance of the
at court will open Tues
rutz with Judge Heiiry
wis presiding ,and Solictor
Moore prosecuting the
. lie term is for criminal
i Kill be no session of Re
tort r.ext week, owing to ,
P "iat Superior court will
to*er Bernice Russ states
fe Southport post office
' "pen Monday on Sunday
Ely. The regular early |
8 nail will be received and J
W- The office will be
^ Prince O'Brien of the
Bank and Trust Com
s?s that the bank will be
? TO MLET
^ffular meeting of South
?r"s Club will be tomorrow
toy i at 1 o'clock at the
*?' E. Newton has opened
[ J" ; phot' graphic studio
'-?rirt v.-. the building re
?s:ated : v Helen's Beauty
p C. A. Tally announces
fseries of revival services
pfi Sunday evening, Sept
I ? - at Supply Baptist
f The Rev. H. M. Baker
pl '?vith the preaching.
lp Larken died Sunday
B in a Pittsburg hospital
rn one week after he and
f1'1!' returned home from
r? Southport with his niece
| "-law, Mr. and Mrs.
I J*?5? REWORKED .
mile stretch of pav
Flm Route 17 to Holden
jj5 reworked by the
l?r- ^'ing to weather or
nth5? lhe onS'nal pavin8
rjm good and the State
v offlcials declined to ac
r loo for fun [,ayment un
| 45 ^worked.
Purchase Orders To
Help Farm Program
Elroy King, Production And
Marketing A*s'n. - Chair
man For Brunswick, Says
Forms' Will Be Ready
* ' > ? i < ? ? ?
Funds -Still- Available For
Use In Brunswick County
Farm Improvement Pro
gram For Year 1949
Elroy King, chairman of the
Production and Marketing Admin
istration for Brunswick county,
says that beginning next week
purchase orders for winter cover
crops and permanent pastures will
be available. The permits will be
for part-payment of seed and fert
Chairman King stresses the im
portance of securing prior ap
proval and having a prior record
made on the farm plan before
entering upon one or more of
A total of $36,000.00 was set
up for use of Brunswick county
farmers to assist with this year's
practices. J. J. Hawes, secretary
of the PMA, says that thus far
only about one-third of this
amount has been obligated.
Allocation of PMA funds is
based upon cleared arceage, and
no more than $750.00 can be
made available for one farm in
one year. In order to qualify for
the materials which will become
available next week prior approval
will be given only to those pro
jects which can be started within
the next 60 days.
Plans are being discussed which
will permit farmers to purchase
packaged limestone and not be
limited to bulk deliveries.
The Rev. Walter Harrelson
Will Attend Meeting Of
National Council Of Reli
gion In Higher Education
Rev. Walter Harrelson, who has
been spending the summer here
and working in the store of his
brother, Dan Harrelson, left last
week for Meadville, Pa., to at
tend a meeting of the National
Council on Religion and higher
education. Mr. Harrelson was
elected a member of this council
the past spring.
In September the young Bruns
wick minister will begin a year
of graduate study at the Union
Seminary in New York. In addi
| tion to his own studies he will
be a tutor in the seminary. In
the fall of 1950 he will go to
Continued On Page Four
' ? Harbor Sunday
The SS Southport, a C-2 car
go ship built during the war
at the shipyard in Wilmington,
anchored in the harbor here
Sunday morning to secure her
cargo before proceeding to sea.
A Navy LST spent Saturday
anr Sunday in the Southport
harbor to escape the storm
which lashed the coast over
Center of the second hurricane
of the season was about two
hundred miles inland from
Southport, and except for some
uneasiness felt during the early
hours of Sunday evening there
was no bad effect from the
storm. This does not apply to
, the fishing and shrimping in
! dustry, which was thrown bad
I ly off schedule for a few days
J because of heavy seas and the
j disturbed condition of the water
i off Southport.
' Deceased Had Been In De
' clining Health For Several j
Months; Funeral Services
Peter Bayana, 67-year old resi
dent of Southport, died in the
Dosher Memorial Hospital Thurs
day, following about a year of de
Burial services were held Sat
urday morning at the Sacred
Heart Catholic church and were
in charg* of Father Francis M.
Smith. Burial followed in the old
Mr. Bayana's nearest known
i relatives are a step-son, J. W.
'James of Wilmington, and a step
daughter, Mrs. B. B. Odum of
Florida. His wife died a number
of years ago.
I Active pallbearers were E. R.
I Weeks, James Pinner, James
Wolfe, Crawford Rourk, Otto
Continued On Page Four
Mrs. Teague Dies
i At Maryland Home
j Relatives in Southport were in
formed Thursday of the sudden
death of Mrs. Mollie Teague at
her home in Elkton, Md. She was
j the wife of George W. Teague
[and the couple visited in South
. port each year.
Her brother, C. R. Livingston,
I was visiting in the Teague home J
at the time of her death. Funeral j
services were conducted Sunday ?
' at Elkton and burial followed at
| Concord,- Md.
Farm Bureau In
Volunteer WortiMi At* C*n
vasing Brunswick In Quest
? - Of
The annual TlaWn Bureau mem
bership dflve vJhfch'was launched
recently ' by a speech from A. C.
Edwards, president .of . tha -state
organization, now is in full swing
in Brunswick county according
to J. J.> Hawes, secretary-treasur
er. - ??1 ' > ' i!
The Shallotte meeting was well
attended despite the heavy rain
storm which during the late after
noon of the day on which it was
scheduled. Supper was served to
| around two hundred persons, and
[these were joined by a few others
[for the talk by the State Farm
Mr. Edwards, who as a member
of the last General Assembly was
a member of the agriculture com
mittee, assured his audience that
he is "first, last and all the time
a farmer". He outlined some of
the goals which have been attain
ts by the Farm Bureau and
spoke of other objectives which
he assured his listners deserve
their full support.
Volunteer workers are canvas
ing the county now with the ob
ject of signing up a record mem
berhsip. It has been the custom
in the post to award a free trip
to the national convention to the
person writing the most members,
(Continued On Page Four)
Whiteville, Chadbourn, Ta
bor City And Fair Bluff
May Reach High Total To
VOLUME CONTINUES TO
BE HEAVY ON MARTS
Higher Prices Gave New
Boost First Of Week; -
Block Condition Disap
peari And Booking
Columbus County's four tobacco
markets will be close to 44 mil
lion pounds at the end of tomor
row's sales, according to a sur
vey made today.
Supervisor Dave S. Neilson of
the Whiteville market said local
sales would approximate 25,000,000
pounds. Unable to determine just
what the total would be for today
and tomorrow, he emphasized that
twenty-five million was only an
estimate and not an exact figure.
Chadbourn Supervisor Hugh
Nance reported that Sales there
would be close to and perhaps
above six million pounds. He said
there was some evidence that
considerable tobacco remains to
Sales are continuing strong on
the Tabor City market, Super
visor Larry Ashby reported. For
the end of the fifth week, he
estimated a total of seven million
for Tabor City.
Exact figures for Fair Bluff
were not available. Reports said
the Fair Bluff market was ap
proaching the Bix million mark
and that this total will be reach
ed by tomorrow night or the
first of next week.
Higher prices showed up in
higher averages the first of the
Neilson said the average here
Monday was $53.51. He added that
Continued On Page Four
Permanent Appointment Aas
Postmaster For Southport
Office Comes Through
Following Long Delay
After serving for three years
and two months as acting post
master for the Southport office
: J. B. Russ was notified Satur
day of his permanent appointment
I to this position. It was in June,
1946, that he assumed the duties
of this office, succeeding L. T.
, YaskeH as postmaster.
Russ, who was a veteran of
i World War II, was one of three
; applicants who stood the examin
ation for the vacancy created by
the resignation of YaskeH. Recent
ly his name was sent to the
Senate for confirmation for this
post, and his commission Satur
day was signed by President
I Harry S. Truman.
Southport is a second class post
office and as such the job of
postmaster Is permanent under
the present rules of Civil Service.
Postmaster Russ said Monday
that service through the post
office at Long Beach will be dis
continued after today for the sea
son. It was established as a
three-months office to provide
service during the vacation sea
son. Mrs. Ed Harrelson served
as postmaster of this office this
W. B. KEZ1AH
J. L. Stone, a member of the
county board of education for
many years, was showing us some
tobacco sales slips Saturday. They
covered the sale of 4,774 pounds
of tobacco. This poundage natur
ally covered three or four grades.
The nice thing about them was
that they showed- Mr. Stone to
have received an average of
$64.18 per hundred for the near
ly five thousand pounds of to
bacco. He grew 13 acces of to
bacco this year and the 4,774'
pounds naturally represented only
a small part of his total poundage.
Lieut. Governor Pat Taylor was
a dinner guest of Dr. R. H. Hold
en and Luther Holden at the
J. & K. dining room at Holden
Beach Saturday night. Being the
only other guest, we were sitting
next to the Lieut. Governor and
he turned to us to ask if we
remembered how 'Tarn Bowie,
widely known western North Car
olina statesman, used to speak of
western North Carolina as con
stituting, "The lost provinces."
All that is changed now said the
Lieut. Governor, "It is Brunswick
county that now constitutes the
lost province of North Caroilna."
He was referring to the matter
of road building, in which the
county has been neglected, and
in the development of the many
potential resourcese in Brunswick
Just to see how things have
been going, we dropped in to see
Cashier and Mrs. J. E. Cooke at
the Shallotte branch of the Wac-i
camaw Bank and Trust Company I
this week. We sort of expected to'
Continued On Page Four
Brunswick County School
Children Return Tomorrow
To Begin Their Fall Term
Visits Holden Beach
Mr. And Mr*. Pat Taylor And Family Enjoy Boat Trip
Down Inland Waterway Saturday Afternoon
Lieut. Governor Pat Taylor of
Wadesboro and his family spent
the past week at Holden Beach
in one of the Luther Holden cot
tages. The family consists of
Lieut. Governor and Mrs. Taylor, j
their daughter, Miss Carolina
Taylor, and two sons, Patrick, Jr.,
and Frank Taylor.
During the stay Lieut. Governor
Taylor, by his own admissions,
became very much interested in
this lower North Carolina coast
al section and in the county as
a whole. The family are Baptists
and a visit to Fort Caswell was
Included in the general visiting.
Saturday afternoon Lieut. Gov
ernor and Mrs. Taylor and Miss
Caroline Taylor were guests of
Dr. and Mrs. R. H. Holden on a
boat ride from Holden Beach
through the inland waterway to
above Howell's Point and back
to Calabash and return to Holden
The trip was made on the
Elselma, a sport fishing boat
owned and operated by Captain
Body Robinson of Shallotte Point.
In addition to the Lieut. Gover
nor and Mrs. Taylor and. Miss
Carolina, the party was formed
of Miss Rose Marie Holden, Miss
Elizabeth Ann Davis, John Hold
1 en, Jr., Halstead Holden and W.
| The many attractive cottages
: along the waterway, half hidden
In trees and shrubbery, attracted
I the admiration of the party, as
I did the parmanent sand dunes
i between the waterway and beach
strand. On most other parts of
the North Carolina coast the sand
dunes are constantly shifting one
way or the other before the sum
mer winds. With the beaches in
Brunswick county having a
southern frontage, a direction
ifrom which storms never come,
I the sand dunes have built up
j very slowly and through many
'years. A result is that as they
built up they become solid and
fixed through the growth of grass,
small built up they became solid
and fixed through the growth of
I grass, small trees and shrubbery.
The boat trip along the water
way was apparently a very
pleasing one to the Lieut. Gover
nor and his family.
Criminal Court To
Convene On Tuesday
Albino Grow Is
Found In County
The Bolivia community has
something very unusual in a
snow white crow that can be
seen daily flying about the
Green Lewis farm.
According to Elbert Knox who
lives on the farm he has been
seeing the unusual bird daily
for a year. It flies around in
company with four other crows
and there is apparently no dif
ference in them except in the
Mr. Knox says that the calls
of the white crow is identically
the same as that of its black
mates. The five were probably
raised in the same nesting.
Albino animals are rare and
albinos among birds are said to
be still more rare. It is under
stood that an effort may be
made to capture this white
crow and present it to some
Heard In Court
Monday Was Another Busy
Session For Recorder's
Court Officials With Big
Docket Disposed Of
Judge W. J. McLamb and other
Recorder's court officials worked
through a big docket of cases
Monday before noon with the fol
lowing disposition being made of
Annie Bell Pierce, speeding,
fined $10.00 and costs.
Clarence M. < Todd, reckless
Dorothy Mae Gore, no opera
tors license, fined $25.00 and
Harris Jones, no operators lic
Delbert Hewett, speeding,
Leroy Fields, speeding, fined
$10.00 and costs.
Alvin Leo Reaves, reckless
operation, fined $25.00 and costs.
John Elwood Jurneau, speeding
Jerome Thoggard Memory,
speeding, fined $10.00 and costs.
William Stephen Spang, speed
ing, fined $10.00 and costs.
Geddie Stacey Devereaux, speed
fined $10.00 and costs.
Julius Montgomery, bad check,
nol prossed with leave.
Robert Brown Quinn, speeding,
fined $10.00 and costs.
Earl Tart, reckless operation,
fined $25.00 and costs and re
commended that drivers license be
suspended for six months.
Julius Ennis, speeding, capias.
Annie Pooli Johnson, speeding,
Harry Lance, assault with dead
Continued On Pag* Four
Two Murder Cases And Two
Scheduled For Trial Here
JUDGE HENRY L.
Another One-Week Term Of
Court Has Been Set For
September 26th For
The September term of Bruns
wick county Superior court for
trial of criminal cases will con
vene Tuesday following a one
day postponement because of
Labor Day. Judge Henry L.
Stevens of Warsaw will preside.
Outstanding interest in the
coming term of court is centered
in the murder charge against
Ernest Singletary, young South
port man who faces trial for the
knife slaying of his step-father
several weeks ago. Singletary
made a confession to officers, but
claimed that his act was in self
defence following an arguement
over the way the deceased was t
treating his mother.
Another murder case will fea
ture the trial of John Harrison
Gri8sett, colored, for the axe slay
ing of one of his neighbors dur
ing an argument several months
Two cases charging manslaugh
ter also will be tried, as will
numerous matters of lesser de
gree. Chief among these will be
drunk driving cases and other
traffic violations from which
judgements have been appealed
from the Recorder's court.
James M. Raftery
Brunswick County Resident
Died Tuesday While On
Trip To Richmond, Va.
James McGarity Raftery, 60, |
owner of the Jam^s M. Raftery!
shows, died suddenly in Richmond, ;
Va., Tuesday morning. He had,
gone there to attend funeral ser-|
vices for an old friend, Percy
Raftery, who ha<J been in the
show business for approximate- 1
ly 30 years, was born in New ,
York City on August 8, 1898.' He1
was the son of the late Olivia 1
Gertrude and William Edward, i
Prior to starting in show busi-J
ness with the John Marks shows, |
he was a tailor in Wilmington, j
He had been head of the James'
M. Raftery shows for about eight
years, forming the present com-i
pany from the R. and S. Amuse-!
ment company and the Raftery ,
After organizing the present i
show company, he moved his
winter quarters to Leland. The
CONTINUED ON PAQB ?
Principal* Meeting Here On
Monday Followed By Fac
ulty Meetings That Help
ed Get Everything In Lin?
Indications Point To Every
thing Being In Shape For
Successful Year Of
Work In All Schools
All schools of Brunswick coun
ty will open tomorrow (Thursday)
for their fall term and J. T. Den
ning, superintendent of schools,
says that everything points to ;
work getting off to a good start. .
At a meeting of principals hers ;
Monday afternoon a report was .
made that all faculty vacancies ?
have been filled and every unit 1
is ready to get down to the ?
serious business of studies.
Following is a complete list of -
faculties for each of the five"
Southport high school, Harry T.
Sanders, principal; high school, *
Verna T. Denning, Bobby Long ?
and Charles N. Sanders; elemen
tary school, Ruth R. Hood, Muriel
Davis Lennon, Gertrude Y. Lough- *
lin, Orville Robinson Annie Rum
Weeks, Lucille S. Williamson, ?
Thelma S. Willis and Mary Lee J
Shallotte high school, Henry C. '
Stone, principal high school, .
David Carmichael, Katie Mc- -
Keithan, Betty Lee Nevill, Mrs, J
S.T. Russ, LeRoy Mintz, Gene ?
Reese, Tensie F. Frye, Mildred C. "
Newton and Betty Clement; ele- -
mentary school, Muzette W. Arn- -
old, Carolyn Farris, Catheryn C. .
Mintz, Mimle Francis Allard, -
Margaret Brewer, Beatrice Ben- '
nett Sabiston, Gelene Coomes .
Russ, Amoret S. Butler, Elneda -
Mae Stanaland, Louise Bell
Formyduval, Dorothy Sasoer Bel
. v Earline Keaton, Lillian C.
jiSl. At, B right ie Gcrtha Holder.
Jeanne 'K. Johnson, Ruby If.
Johnson, Ruth Heath Galloway,
Clara Mae Russ, Edna Earl Piatt,
Ottice Holden Russ, Carrie Lee
Ward, Katherlne R. White, Ver
nie Hewett, Frances Baker Stone
and Frances Galloway.
Waccamaw high school, William
Cecyl Stephens, principal; high
school, Paul Hermit Inman, Linda
Wilson, Patricia Mintz, Joe B.
Continued On Page Four
J. M. King Named
Lions Club Formed At Boli
via With First Regular
Meeting Set For N?xt
The Bolivia Lions Club, organ
ized ten days ago, will hold its,
first regular meeting Wednesday'
night, Sept. 7. Meetings are to)
be held each first and third Wed
nesday nights at the lunch room'
of the Bolivia school.
J. M. King is president of tbo
organization and J. D. Lewis ' Is j
first vice-president. H. Foster.
Mintz is secretary and treasurer, J
"has. Rourk is Lion Tamer and,
C. M. Cummings Is Tail Twister.'
Other officers, including the board;
of directors, will be named at ttie'
meeting next week.
The club started off with 18'
members and 8 more have been:
approved for membership, accord-!
ing to secretary Mintz.
Following U the tide table
for Southport during the nett
week. These hour* are approfS
mately correct and were furn
ished The State Port Pilot
through the courtesy of the
Cape Fear Pilot's Association.
High Tide Low Tf*r
Thursday, September 1,
2:32 A. M. 8:43 A. M.
8:25 P. M. 9:43 P. M.
Friday, September 2, ,
3:37 A. M. 9:48 A. M.
4:26 P. M. 10:43 P. M.
Saturday, September 3,
4:40 A. M. 10:47 A. M.
5:22 P. M. 11:38 P. St.
.... Sunday, September 4,
5:36 A. M. 11:41 A. M.
6:12 P. M. 0:00 P. M.
Monday, September 5,
6:26 A. M. 0:22 A. M.
6:55 P. M. 12:28 P. M.
Tuesday, September 6, t?-.
7:09 A. M. 1:03 A. M.
7:35 P. M. 1:12 P. M.
Wednesday, September 7,
7:49 A. M. 1:41 A. ML
8:10 P. M. 1:51 P. M.