The State port pilot. (Southport, N.C.) 1928-current, August 31, 1949, Image 1
Ilie Pilot Covers mm>vick County THE PORT (OSWTEEN NO. 26 A Good Newspaper In A Good Community Most of The New? All The Time 6-PAGES TODAY Southport, N. C., Wednesday, August 31, 1949 PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY $1.50 PER YEAB 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 tion. Lty Offices LTo Observe Lay Monday 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 (Tit. i Kill be no session of Re tort r.ext week, owing to , P "iat Superior court will I session. 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 ill afternoon. ^ Prince O'Brien of the Bank and Trust Com s?s that the bank will be day Monday. "itffftwi Flashes ? TO MLET ^ffular meeting of South ?r"s Club will be tomorrow toy i at 1 o'clock at the tetv Building. t STIDIO *?' E. Newton has opened [ J" ; phot' graphic studio '-?rirt v.-. the building re ?s:ated : v Helen's Beauty i ? p. MEETING 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. H D1F.S 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 "owning. 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 Next Week PRIOR APPROVAL VERY IMPORTANT * ' > ? 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 ilizer. 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 these projects. 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. Young Minister Leaving Today 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 SS Southpartlrt ' ? 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 the week-end. 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. Peter Bayana Dies Thursday)1 ' Deceased Had Been In De ' clining Health For Several j Months; Funeral Services Saturday Peter Bayana, 67-year old resi dent of Southport, died in the Dosher Memorial Hospital Thurs day, following about a year of de clining health. 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 Southport cemetery. 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 Annual Drive For Members Volunteer WortiMi At* C*n vasing Brunswick In Quest ? - Of For Organization 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 [Bureau president. 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) Four Columbus Markets Nearing 44-Million Mark Whiteville, Chadbourn, Ta bor City And Fair Bluff May Reach High Total To morrow Afternoon VOLUME CONTINUES TO BE HEAVY ON MARTS Higher Prices Gave New Boost First Of Week; - Block Condition Disap peari And Booking End* 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 be marketed. 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 week. Neilson said the average here Monday was $53.51. He added that Continued On Page Four Jhm Receives His Appointment 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 summer. Our ROVING Reporter 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 county. 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 Lieutenant Governor 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 Beach. 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. B. Keziah. | 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 coloring. 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 museum. Numerous Cases 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 them: Annie Bell Pierce, speeding, fined $10.00 and costs. Clarence M. < Todd, reckless operation, capias. Dorothy Mae Gore, no opera tors license, fined $25.00 and costs. Harris Jones, no operators lic ence, capias. Delbert Hewett, speeding, capias. Leroy Fields, speeding, fined $10.00 and costs. Alvin Leo Reaves, reckless operation, fined $25.00 and costs. John Elwood Jurneau, speeding continued. 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, capias. Harry Lance, assault with dead Continued On Pag* Four Two Murder Cases And Two Charging Manslaughter Scheduled For Trial Here Next Week JUDGE HENRY L. STEVENS COMING Another One-Week Term Of Court Has Been Set For September 26th For Civil Actions 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 ago. 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 Dies Suddenly I 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 Sink. 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 Raftery. 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 , shows. 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? FULL TEACHER FORCE EMPLOYED 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" consolidated schools: 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 Norment. 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 Club President ? ? Lions Club Formed At Boli via With First Regular Meeting Set For N?xt Wednesday 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. Tide Table 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.