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6-PAGES TODAY Southport, N. C., Wednesday, October 5, 1949
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tunswick Will Get 42
Miles Of Surfacing In
First Third Of Program
-cement Shows Total
fourteen Projects Lo
(Fd In Every Section Of
u To Complete This
?0f Program Just As
As Practical In
a^Oct. 5? The State
' -odav announced selection
C -lies of roadway to be
:..ei under the secondary
*-d urogram. The construc
,.y will take place in
t" Brunswick, Columbus,
tiar.i Duplin, New Han
wnier and Sampson coun
f.wt Clark. Third Division
said the roads
-itituted about one-third
r total bond program in
_? counties of his division.
jome of the projects is
t in progress and more
L later this month.
ms allotted to the var
coucttes. based on the
?:i portion of the 12,000
a be paved in the state,
U. 52.5; Brunswick, 42.0;
64.1: Cumberland, 57.1;
tj 3; New Hanover, 26.0;
tj5.2: and Sampson, 77.9.
i selected roads for this
px of our program after
?:<c:al consideration to
t?t:al development along
(is school bus routes,
(5 a great distance from
fced roads and also re
Am citiaens. We also
Mds which would help
u integrated rural road
i in each county," Com
er Clark said. "This
i of selecting roads has
isccssed with each Board
Third Division Commis
?lso said that special coun
ip showing the first part
i road program have been
I it each county courthouse.
Division's stablization pro
*ill be' carried on simul
sly with the construction
Because of the sandy soil
St terrain of the Third
k construction work may,
Ins instances, continue
S the winter season unless
8 unusually bad weather.
"Lr.cement of the first road
I? in the Third Division
after a period of exten
Bteying and planning by
? Engineer L. E. Whitfield
is staff at Fayetteville.
* chosen for hard-surfac
1 Brunswick County are as
Continued on page 3
U already ii
1 Tom Hickman is spending
*?ks in Nashville, Tenn.,
^ (laughter and son-in-law,
M Mrs. Tom Gilbert.
the Southport fans at
ig the Carolina-Georgia foot
toe in Chapel Hill Satur
ate Mr. and Mrs. R. M.
1 Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Mc
and Will Sellers Davis.
! Lions Club's share of the
t Saturday night square
1 Proceeds will go for the
k of the Southport high
'football team. Advance tic
*?11 be on sale by school
! regular meeting of the
'Port Lions Club has been
on?t for one we?jt in order
lumbers may have an op
Elt" tomorrow to listen to
*oadcast of the second game
' w?rld Series.
r Southport Parent-Teacher
rll?a will meet Thursday
L " "'30 o'clock in the high
P a?4torium. Following the
n? t-iere will be a conference
jj"? typing and bookkeeping
P 'or veterans. This should
o'clock, and those
E*? ? this proposition
to be present.
Supply Man Licking
Fence Post Problem
Rifton Sellers Has A Rig For Peeling Bark From Small
Pines For Having Creosote Treatment
Fence posts that will last- have
always been a serious problem
with Brunswick county farmers.
The supply of hardwood is small,
cedar for posts iy unobtainable
and there is no longer such a
! thing as the heart pine posts, so
I plentiful in other years.
Pine tree posts have become
j about the only dependence and
I they are very short lived without
treatment. To soak them in creo
sote they will last about 20 years.
To treat them under pressure
they will last about 40 years. In
either case it is necessary to peel
the small trees or split timber.
jThis is usually a slow and costly
Rifton Sellers of Supply has
constructed a peeling machine out
! of iron and log chains. County
I Agent Knowles says that it does
I the wCirk of peeling small logs
better than machines he has seen
and which cost as high as $450.00.
Mr. Sellers has been cutting
great numbers of small pine trees,
from 4 to 6 inches thick. Using
this machine he peels the poles
j and then hauls them to Wilming
I ton to be treated under forced
\ pressure. He figures out that the
.total cost of the posts, the value
of the trees, cutting, peeling and
hauling to an from the creosoting
| plant, is about 75 cents each. This
cost is not so high when allow
j ance is made for the fact that the
posts will last 40 years.
Farmers Day Draws
Throng Of Visitors
Meriam Mitchell Of Kelly
Selected From Among
Twenty -Two Contestants
To Reign Until Next Year
DAY'S VISITORS ARE
ESTIMATED AT 16,000
Is Provided Throughout
Event ; More Than
$1,000 In Prizes Giv
L , en
Favored by brilliant sunshine
and favorable roau conditions, the
j fifth annual Farmers Day for
' Columbus, Bladen artd Brunswick
i counties drew an estimated 16,000
t people to Whiteville Friday.
I From the ijiprning parade to the
j dances late Friday night, thou
| sands of people came and went
from practically all sections of
the three counties.
I The crowning moment of the
day's festivities came with the
selection of lovely Miss Meriam
Mitchell of Kelly, Bladen County,
as the 1949 Farmers Day Queen.
The charming 17-year-old farm
girl, who is a high school senior,
won out over 21 other rivals in
, the stiffest competition seen in
) any beauty contest.
I Miss Mitchell was crowned be
! fore a throng of several thousand
people at Moore's Warehouse at
; 9 o'clock by the 1948 Queen, Mrs.
Luther Meares, who was then
J Miss Cecilia Home.
I Runnerup in No. 2 position was
Miss Sandra June Nance of Clark
ton, while third place went to
Miss Pauline Nye of Bolton.
The queen and her two nearest
competitors were showered with
; prizes given by the sponsors, the
I Whiteville Civitan Club and the
Merchants Association, and the
merchants of the city.
A $100 watch, cedar chest,
radio, and numerous other prizes
went to the queen, while a shower
of other prizes went to Miss
Nance and Miss Nye.
Continued On Page Three
Application Should Be Made
To State Forester For The
Plants With Which To Set
This is the time of year to
jmake applications for pine seed
lings to the State Forester, re
minds County Agent A. S. Know
les. Pine, cedar and black locust
' seedlings cost $2.50 per 1,000
which is enough to set one acre.
| Two of the pulp wood companies
of this state are making 1,500,000
pine seedlings available free to
4-H club and F. F. A. members
on a first come first serve basis,
says the county agent. These
seedlings will be reserved only
up to January 15, 1950.
| A survey shows that there are
several hundred acres of idle land
in this country, and it is believed
that pines might be the best
crop to put on some of this land,
according to Mr. Knowles. Appli
cations for seedlings may be made
at the county agents office at
Acting Chief of Police Jack
Hickman confiscated an ununual
pistol from a negro here this
week. The gun is a 4-barreled
Remington derringer, made in
1860. It handles 25-calibre cart
ridges and is an extremely dan
gerous weapon foi Its eize.
; The whole pistol, stock and
. barrel, is less than 5 inches in
length. All- four barrels can be
fired as rapidly as a revolver,
with each pull of the trigger the
firing pin revolves to be in
position over the next barrel.
Of stainless steel, the pistol is
I in as perfect condition as when
: it emerged from the factory.
90 years ago.
Set Next Week
County Agent A. S. Knowles
Announces List Of Prizes
For Which County Resi
dents May Compete
The annual Yam Festival will
be held at Tabor City on October
13, 14 and 15, reports A. S.
Knowles, county agent. This year's
festival will ligely be the largest
and best of any held so far. The
educational exhibits will be a
feature of the festival.
The Tabor City Marketing As
sociation is offering several hun
dred dollars to farmers exhibiting
sweet potatoes. First prize of
$50.00 is offered to the adult en
tries the winning 2-bushel exhibit.
Second prize will be $25.00 and
several other smaller prizes for
3rd, 4th place, etc. Similar prizes
are offered to 4-H club and F. F.
A. members for one bushel ex
hibits. Brunswick farmers, 4-H
Club and F. F. A. members are
urged by County Agent Knowles
to make an exhibit.
Antioch Church Members
Planning Annual Observ
ance With Full Program
Homecoming: day will be obser
ved at Antioch Baptist church
Sunday with a full program be
ginning at 10 o'clock.
The program will open with a
song service, followed at the 11
o'clock hour by a sermon deliver
ed by the Rev. B. J. Early, a
former pastor. The afternoon pro
gram will feature a sermon by the
Rev. H. M. Baker, pastor of
Southport Baptist churoh.
One of the main attractions for
the day will be the picnic dinner
which will be served at noon on
the grounds. A general ivitation
has been extended members, form
er members and friends, and it is
expected that all will bring well
filled picnic baskets of the kind
that have helped to make this oc
CHAS. E. GAVSE
Chas. E. Gause
At Home Here
Was Prominent Figure In
Business, Social And Frat
ernal Life Of Southport
And Brunswick County
Charles Eyden Gause, a lead
ing figure in Brunswick county
during his lifetime, died at his
home here early Saturday morn
ing. He has been in failing health
for a number of years but was
able to be about until three weeks
ago when he suffered a heart
attack. His death followed a sec
ond attack Friday night.
Commodore Gause as he was
known throughout Brunswick
county and the State, was born
in Southport April 15, 1875, the
son of Ephraim De Vaun and
Rebecca Thompson Gause. As a
young man he served in the Navy
through the Spanish- American
war. Upon his discharge from the
service he settled in Southport
and engaged in the commend al.
menhaden fishing? industry and
other, activities. He served the
town jn various public capacities.
He also served Brunswick coun
ty as a member of the boa^d of
education and as tax collector.
While holding the position of tax
collector his health gave way
several years ago and he retired
to private life and the real estate
Funeral services were conduct
Continued On Page Four
Catches Big Tuna
Local and visiting folks who
get a thrill out of. the big ones
they catch at Southport can ap
preciate the feeling of Frank O.
Sherrill of Charlotte, owner of
Bald Head Island at Southport.
Fishing in Nova Scotia on
September 22, Mr. Sherrill found
himself on the resisting end of a
line with his hook having been
taken by a 686-pound blue-fin
tuna. It took him an hour and
52 minutes to bring his fish to
gaff. In addition to this big
fellow Mr. Sherrill caught sever
al other tuna, some of them
weighing up to 400-pounds.
Rod Amundson, Educational
Director For Wildlife Re
sources Commission, Was
Speaker At Bolivia Meet
Amundson Pointed Out The
Need For More Coopera
tion With Enforcement
The meeting of the Brunswick
County Wildlife Club at the Boli
via school Friday night was well
attended with 50 or more of the
members and many spectators
present. Featuring the meeting
was the address by Rod Amund
son, educational director for the
North Carolina Wildlife Commis
Mr. Amundson went into de
tail concerning the need of the
sportsmen and the public gener
ally cooperating with the com
mission's program if future hunt
ing and fishing is to be possible.
He stressed the need of large
club memberships in order to give
backing to the demands of the
sportsmen in this area and
throughout the State. He said that
everybody cannot be satisfied, but
all can band together and drive
toward common goals, such as
agreeable lengths of hunting sea
son and more law enforcement
where it is needed.
With blackboard illustrations he
showed the set up of the North
Carolina Wildlife Resources Com
mission, explaining what each
official did, and why.
One point he made clear. If
more peoplfe would abide by the
few simple rules, called game
Continued On Page Four
Long Docket At
Recorder's Court Required
Full Day Of Hard Work
On Part Of Officials Here
Judge W. J. McLamb and Re
corder's court officials worked
hard all day in an effort to dis
pose of a varied docket which
came before them for trial Mon
day. Following is the disposition
Walter H. Mercer, Jr., speeding,
fined $10.00 and costs.
Tom Henry Beathy, carrying
concealed weapons, not guilty.
Willie Clemmons, Alva Clem
mons, Dall Clemmons, tresspass
and larceny, prayer for judgment
Harry Sellers, larceny, not
Grady Long, Emily Beasett, pos
ession and retailing, continued to
Charles Tora, speeding, capias.
| Lorenzo Smith, assault with
deadly weapon, not guilty.
Mrs. John' C. Shelton, public
drunkness, waives appcarance,
fined $10.00 and costs.
Willie Williams, possession, fin
ed $35.00 and costs.
(Continued on page 2)
W. B. KEZIAH
Addressing us as a Reporter,
Fisherman, Scholar and Gentle
man, none of which things we
are, Jim Reynolds, Sunday Editor
of the Greensboro Daily News,
and Foots Fesmire of the Coble
Sporting Goods Company, also of
Greensboro, sent us a couple of
very comfortable and very loud
outdoor sports shirts last week.
These guys said they were send
ing the shirts as consolation be
cause they caught more fish than
we did when we were messing
around with them this summer.
Both of them are crazy about
Long Beach and their annual
vacations down here. They said
they will see us again next sum
Friday we were all set to go
shrimping with A1 G. Dickson,
editor of the Wilmington News,
and Phil Wright, state news
editor of the same afternoon
paper. David Peterson, who has
the mixed role of staff photo
grapher for both the morning
and afternoon paper, was to go
along with his camera. Us boyl
were going to get some real good I
first hand pictures of how shrimp
ing is carried on. Capt. Merritt
Moore of the Penny was to take
us and to see we did not get
hungry from 5 a. m. to about 8
p. m. At the last minute Phil
called up and asked for a rain
check until some other day soon.
The other day we had an after
noon visitor in Bob. Weirich, state
news editor of the Wilmington
Morning Star. He is new on the
Star, coming from Pennsylvania,
where he had a lot of newspaper
experience. Together, we spent the
whole afternoon nosing around
the Southport shrimp houses. We
gather he was pleased with his
visit here. This because the very
next afternoon Phil Wright, of
the rival Wilmington afternoon
paper, wrote us admitting that
he saw no reason why we should
want to come to Wilmington, but
in case we did come, would we
please get there before two
o'clock. He added, "How you get
In chummy' with the wrong peo
Continued On Pag* Four
FORESTERS ? County Forest Warden Dorman Mer
cer is shown left as he points out some object of interest at
the Shallotte fire tower to Dalton Edwards, center, and Les
ter Edwards, right. They are three key men in the Bruns
wick county program of forest protection.
Team Plays Southport
Brood Sows Going
After Big Record
Brood sows belonging to H. O.
Robinson of Supply set out to
play double or nothing this past
week. On the 25th of Septem
ber Mr. Robinson went out to
look at his hogs and found a
new family of 10 pigs from one
of his sows that jhaji only pro
duced 5 in her previous maiden
On the 28th Mr. Robinson
went out again artd found that
another young sow had a record
family of 18 pigs. A previous
effort on her part had produced
nine pigs. So far as is known
here the litter of 18 pigs is a
record number for a Brunswick
For New Church
Ocean View Baptist Church
Will Hold Initial Service
Sunday Afternoon At 3:00
Members of Ocean View Bap
tist church located near Gause's
Landing will have their opening
service in their new building on
Sunday afternoon October 9, at 3
o'clock with a special program
arranged for the occasion.
The church was organized into 1
the Baptist channels on last June
and has been holding its services
in a small one-room building own
ed by Harvey Sommersett, and
has made tremendous progress.
The officers to serve the follow
ing year's work of the church
were selected recently and are
on the arrangement program for
the special service for Sunday.
Their recently elected pastor,
the Rev. T. F. Johnson, will bring
the invocation, the Rev. H. M.
Baker, moderator, will introduce
the principal speaker for the
afternoon. There will be singing
by a visiting choir from one of
Each church is asked to send
delegates to represent their con
gregation and also bring an off
ering of some amount to assist
this struggling church to help
defray their expenses in the build- ,
The deacons, Grover Floyd, Joe
Smith, Mr. Hewett and the other
officers of the church, with the
pastor, urge that all of the mem
bers of the Sunday school, as
well as the church members, be
present for the service Sunday.
The church is located beyond
Grissettown, were one follows the
road until one arrives at road one
mile from Seaside. Take left turn
and go few hundred feet to the
Continued on page four
Gridiron Contest Between
Two Brunswick County
High School Teem* Witt
Be Placed Friday After
FOR 1 :30 O'CLOCK
Two Teams Appear To Be
Closely Matched With
Shallotte Boys Having
Edge In Experience
Shallotte high school now in
their second year of football will
play host Friday, afternoon to the
Southport high school squad for
their first contest on their home
field. The game will start at 1:30
Indications point to a close con
test, with a slight edge going to
Shallotte because of their greater
experience under fire. Both teams
will be out to find out what vic
tory Is like, and spectators are
in for a good show as the first
football game in history by two
Brunswick county teams is play
Shallotte has played one game
this fall, losing to Loris, S. C.,
20 to 0 in a night ^ame on the
winner's field. Last year this team
met Raeford and Tabor City.
Southport played their first
game Friday against Chadbourn,
with the Columbus county boys
proving too strong for the locals.
Several Shallotte players witness
ed that game and afterwards pre
dicted that their game this week
should be plenty close.
Old Firecracker Stand Lock
ed Up Following Raid Sat
urday Night In Which Ma
rine M. P.'s Joined
Brunswick county law enforce
ment officers decended upon the
old firecracker stand near the new
Hanover county line Saturday
night and after arresting the own
er and operator, Grady Long 'on
a series of charges, padlocked his
business pending a final hearing
before Judge Henry L. Stevens in
Wilmington on October 10.
Arresting officers siezed the
automobile owned by the defen
dant, confiscated firearms found
in the place, removed whiskey as
evidence and took possession of
various furnishings. Long was
placed in jail in default of bonds
The raid was directed by
Sheriff Walter M. Stanaland, who
was assisted by three Marine
Corps M. P.'s and the following
Brunswick county officers: O. W. i
Perry, Gus Bland, U. H. Grainger, I
Charlie Skipper, A ttx Ganey and'
W. E. Lewi*.
Representatives Of Corps Of
Engineers U. S. Army In
This County To Look Over
Waccamaw Drainage Pro
Reported That Report Has
Been Given High Priority
And Survey May Follow
Early Next Year
The Waccamaw River basin was
inspected last week by Col. James
B. Lampert of Charleston, S. C.,
district engineer of the Corps ot
Engineers, United States Army. '
He was accompanied on -the
tour by Engineer J. W. Blair of
the Charleston office.
Here to acquaint himself with
the proposed Waccamaw River
flood control project, Col. Lam*
pert conferred with Joe P. Quin
erly of Columbus Extension Ser
vice and Henry B. Wyche, as
sistant vice president of the Wac
camaw Bank and Trust Company.
Both of the local promoters
of the proposed flood plan were
given an opportunity to bring the
Army engineer up to date on the
potential benefits of the develop
ment. It was brought out that
the financial returns would be
tremendous, without taking into
consideration the health and social
Col. Lampert informed Quiner
ly and Wyche that the Waccamaw
report had been given high
priority and that the results of
tlie survey might be expected
early next year.
The information increased the
hope that the report would be
in time for consideration by the
public works committee of the
Congress next year.
The Army engineers visited
many points along the river's
course and spent a short time
at Lake Waccamaw immediately
before leaving for Wilmington
where they were guests of CoL
George W. Gillette, executive
director of the State Ports
Col. Lampert said he was too
unfamiliar with the plan to make
a statement, but he appeared to
be impressed greatly by the var
ious points advanced in support
of Waccamaw River flood relief.
He listened attentively as Quin
erly and Wyche spoke of the
Continued On Page Five
Much Interest In Coming
4-H Club Event Which Is
Being Sponsored By ShaN
lotte Lions Club
Saturday is a banner Day tot
4-H boys and girls of Brunswick
county for this is the day set
for their poultry show at Shal
lotte. Following the show they
will auction off 144 choice 4
months old New Hampshire pul
For the auction sale Edward H,
Redwine, well known tobacco
market auctioneer until he ret
signed to become Brunswick Coun?
ty tax collector, will be master
of ceremonies. He will call the
pullets in regular tobacco auction
style and the sale should be A
very interesting feature of the
Continued on page 3
Following: is the tide table
(or Southport during the next
week. These hours are approxi
mately correct and were furn
ished The State Port Pilot
through the courtesy of the
Cape Fear .Pilot's Association.
High Tide Low Tide
Thursday, October 6, ' *
7:21 a m 1:09 A. M.
7:38 P. M. 1:28 P. M.
Friday, October 7,
7:55 A. M. 1:44 A. M.
8:11 P. M. 2:07 P. M.
Saturday, October 8,
8:30 A. M. 2:18 A. M.
8:43 P. M. 2:43 P. M
Sunday, October 9,
9:02 A. M. 2:51 A. H.
9:13 P. M. 3:20 P. M.
Monday, October 10,
9:36 A M. 3:25 A. M.
9:44 P. M. 3:57 P. H.
Tuesday, October 11,
10:12 A. M. 3:50 A. M.
10:18 P. M. 4:37 P. M.
Wednesday, October 12,
10:52 A. M. 4:35 A M.
10:59 P. M. ' 5:22 P. 3L