f *400 Pilots mailed t<
Jeaders in BrunswicI
I County this week
Bolume eight no
Mayor Goes To
II Capt. Erickson
ominating Convention was
I Heid Monday Night In
I Brunswick County Court|
house With Large NumI
ber Of Voters In AttenI
|lTY ELECTION TO
be held may 14th
!aptain Erickson Given
Nomination By 23-Vote
I Majority Over R. L.
Thompson On The
I Captain John Erickson was
Honiinated Monday night for canHidate
for Mayor of Southport in
coming municipal election,
Hhich is to be held on Tuesday,
Hlay 14. His nomination was deHjared
following the third ballot,
^Ehen he was found to have a 23Hote
majority over R. L. ThompBjon.
with whom he waged a spirHed
battle. The results of the
Hnal ballot were: Erickson 151.
The nominating convention was
Held in the courthouse and a
Hirge crowd attended. The meetHg
was called to order by C. L.
Htevens. chairman of the ward
Hommittees. and he called on the
Htev. R L. Biles, pastor of the
Houthport Baptist church, for the
I James D. Sutton was appointed
Secretary and Miss Mary Garrett,
KT. E. Carr and R. L. PlaxTo were
Hppointed tellers. R. I. Mintz
Rvas placed in charge of the balHlot
box. L. T. Yaskell was choslen
as permanent chairman of the
convention and presided during
I the nomination.
I ITsed Old Ballots
I There was some preliminary
discussion concerning the use of
ballots and it was decided to disBcard
the new form of ballot that
had been furnished for the con vention
in favor of the ballots
used at past conventions.
I N'omination of candidates was
Bnext in order. Mayor Price FurBpleas
was nominated to succeed
himself by R. W. Davis; R. L.
Thompson was nominated by J.
B Church: Captain John ErickI
son was nominated by H. T. St.
George: C. L. Stevens was nomi
nated by E. R. Outlaw; and R.
L. Johnson was nominated by C.
Ed Taylor. Mr. Johnson asked
for the floor and announced that
he wished to withdraw his name
from 'he race.
Before the balloting began, a
decision was reached to have the
low man drop out of the race
following each ballot.
Mr. Thompson was high man
on the first ballot with 115 votes;
Captain Erickson was next with
98: Mayor Furpless had 55 votes,
and Mr. Stevens had 34. The results
of the second ballot showed
131 votes for Captain Erickson;
122 votes for Mr. Thompson, and
40 for Mayor Furpless.
This left the race up to Captain
Erickson and Mr. Thompson
with the results given above.
Following announcement of the
results. Mr. Thompson moved
that the vote be made unanimous
for Captain Erickson.
Voters of the first ward met
last night to nominate two men
for aldermen from their district.
I Voters of the second ward win
hold their nominating convention
tonight (Wednesday) and voters
of the third ward will nominate
their candidates for aldermen
VISITORS AT SEASIDE
Sergeant and Mrs. Larry K.
Gaines, of Madison Barracks, N.
T.. are visiting Mrs. Gaines' re atives.
Mr. and Mrs. George E.
Brooks, at Seaside. Mrs. Ganis
will be remembered as the former
Miss Julia Leonard.
more farm checks
County Agent J. E. Dodson
received today (Wednesday)
18 checks paying a total of
W.4S4.44 to the corn-hog contract
signers of Brunswick
County. This is the third and
final payment on the 1934
Mr. Dodson says that farmers
may obtain these checks
by calling for them at his
According to figures in his
office. 84 corn-hog contracts
have been signed for 1935.
A Good Newsp
C)AY Southport, N.
Be Removed I
tank By May IStk
Civic Club Met 1
Attorney R. W. Richmond,'
Of Providence, R. I.,'
Spoke On Potential Pos- j
sibilities Of Our Natural
Attorney R. W. Richmond of
Providence, Rhode Island, was
speaker Friday night at the regular
meeting of the Southport
j Civic Club, which was held in
the Junior Hall.
Mr, Richmond, who was in
Southport in the interest of clients
in the New England city,
spoke concerning the potential j
" 8-PAGES T01
From Local t
Meeting Of Old Board Of
Directors Called Monday
Morning And They Ordered
Meeting Of New
TO CARRY FEDERAL
I Peoples United Bank Here
Has Been Operating Under
Following a conference in Wil!
mington Friday afternoon with
I John G. Allen, special bank exj
aminer' J. W. Ruark, president
! of the Peoples United Bank, of
Southport, said that he felt sure
that the local bank will have all
restrictions removed by May 15.
As a first step in this direction,
a meeting of the old board of
directors was held Monday momj
ing. A meeting of the new stockholders
was ordered, to be held
I during the next 10 days. At that
meeting, new officers and directors
of the bank will be elected
and, when this has been done,
the bank will be allowed to reopen
without restrictions, according
to Mr. Ruark.
All deposits will be protected
by Federal Deposit Insurance he
The local bank was closed on
| March 4, 1933, at the begin.Vng
of the President's banking holiday.
It re-opened for business a
short' time later but has been
operated under restrictions since.
| Officials of the bank have been
working continuously for two
years in an effort to have the
restrictions removed from the
local institution. A
Removal of all restrictions in
connection with the Peoples United
Bank is expected to have a
good effect upon general business
conditions in Brunswick
County, since it is the only bank
in the county.
J. G. Christian is cashier of
NOL PROS ACTION
IN MURDER CASE
Albert Daniels, colored, charged
with aiding his daughter,
Willie Mae Gaskins, In the
murder of her husband, Chederick
Gaskins, was set free
Wednesday morning when a
nol pros was taken by the
state. Willie Mae claims that
she did the killing by herself
and that she acted in self defense.
She is being held for trial
at the next term of Brunswick
County Superior Court and her
bond has been reduced from
$1,000 to $500.
The only other case called
| Wednesday was that of Ikey
Cliffe, white, charged with
house breaking. It was found
that the defendant had been
bound over to Superior Court
at the preliminary hearing.
m 11 . . *-< 1
Will End Tuesday
Mixed Program Planned
For Graduation Exercises
On Tuesday Night; There
Is To Be No Principal
Speaker On That Night
There will be no outstanding
speaker at the graduation exercises
at the Shallotte school on
next Tuesday night, according to
the program that has been announced
by Principal Reginald
One of the features of the program
will be music by the high
school glee club, under the direction
of Mrs. Ruth Warren and
Miss Katie White. The Hamilton
Mintz Memorial Cup will also be
(Continued on Page Eight)
Wash Evans Begins
Serving His Term
Wash Evans, white, who was
convicted of bigamy at the April
term of Brunswick county Superior
court, withdrew his appeal
last week and was taken to Raleigh
Thursday by Deputy Sherifi
Dinnon Ganey to begin his sentence
of from six to seven yeans
in the state penitentiary.
possibilities of the natural coast- (
al facilities of Southport. ' t
The dinner was served by mem-1
bers of the Daughters of Ameri- j r
R. I. Mintz, president of the
club, was in charge of the busi-11
ness meeting. G. Van Fesperman
is vice-president of the club;
Robert C. St. George is acting- j
secretary, and John Erickson is
At the meeting the following _
applications for membership were
received: H. O. Peterson, C. L.
Stevens. Frank Sasser, Joe Rua-k,
C. Ed Taylor and James R.
Mrs. Shumway To j
i Be At Meeting r
State President Of Legion t
Auxiliary And Several q
Other Officials To Attend f:
Joint Meeting Here Next c
Thursday Night i*
Plans are being made to have r
a large number of veterans of the s
World War, their wives and d
mothers attend the joint meet- I
ing of the Brunswick County
Post Number 194, American Le- 1
'gion, and the local chapter of e
the American Legion Auxiliary I
here next Thursday evening. a
j Mrs. J. C. Shumway, state f
president of the American Le- i
gion Auxiliary, and Miss Arelia j
Adams, state secretary, will attend
this meeting and Mrs. t
Shumway will be the principal t
Other important Legion Aux-1 f
; iliary officials expected to at-1
I tend the meeting are: Mrs. Thorn- jf
I as J. Goss. district committee- i I
woman, Mrs. Frank Sears, pres- i
ident of the Wilmington chapter
of the Legion Auxiliary, and
Mrs. R. S. McLellan, rehabilitation
officer for this district.
Glenn F. Strole, commander of
I the 7th legion district, and J. J.
Burney, past state vice-command|er,
have also been invited to attend
the meeting here next
I Thursday night.
Named Mar shall s
At Local School
Miss Lois Mae Ward has been 1
j named chief marshall at the I
I Southport commencement pro
! gram this year. Miss Ward is a 1
| member of the tenth grade. 1
Other mar^ialls are: Misses c
lAnna Taylor and Josephine Smith 1
'from the tenth grade; Mary Alice
Lewis and Susie Sellars from '
the ninth grade; Louise Niernsee (
and Edward Taylor from the 8th ,
i grade. '
Selection of marshalls was *
made on the basis of scholastic >
! records, grades up to the middle
j of the current school year being i
j taken into consideration. '
Baby Bonds For ]
Small Investor 1
The United States Government
has recently put on sale through J
jits post offices a new form of
Government security known as 1
United States Savings Bonds. 1
There are several interesting
features in connection with this
new opportunity for investment.
For one thing, the bonds are issued
in denominations as low as
$25, $50 and $100. This offers
the small investor a chance to 1
i put his money in Government
1 Full information concerning 1
these bonds may be obtained
i from Postmaster L. T. Yaskell i
at Southport. I
>aper In A Goc
G., Wednesday, May
Plans Made For
Brunswick County Hospital
To Be Hostess To Mem-1
bers Of Eastern North!
Carolina Hospital Asso-1
ciation May 16th
Representatives from 42 Eastirn
North Carolina hospitals are
:xpected to attend the meeting of
he hospital association which is
o be held in Southport on Thursiay,
May 16. The Brunswick
bounty hospital will be hostess to
he association and the meeting
vill be held either in the Army
ind Navy building or at the
Elaborate plans are being made
or the occasion. There will be
nany distinguished visitors for
hat day, including Dr. W. S.
tankin, who is in charge of hos>itals
and orphanages in the two
3arolinas for the Duke Foundaion.
Luncheon will be served by
nembers of the hospital auxiiary.
? I 1 17* 1 A
jcnooi nnais un ;
Program Announced By '
L. J. Dawkins, Principal 1
Of The Southport Schools
Principal L. J. Dawkins anounced
this week a change in
is program for the commenee,ient
exercises at Southport high
Official duties in Raleigh will
lake it impossible for Represen- ]
ative R. E. Sentelle to deilver |
he commencement address on
'uesday evening. In view of this
act, the senior class day exerises,
originally scheduled for
londay evening, will be included
n the program for Tuesday
light. There will be no formal '
peaker for the occasion and the
liplomas will be awarded by Mr.
Other plans remain unchanged,
lie Senior play, "The Red Headd
Stepchild," will be presented
Friday night in the high school
luditorium. Medals and prizes
or the year will be awarded durng
a brief session following the
On Sunday evening at 8 o'clock
he baccaulareate sermon will be
ielivered by Dr. H. C. Story of
Wilmington. Special music will be
urnished for this occasion.
Because of the changed plans
'or the commencement program,
here will be no commencement
'eature on Monday evening.
Dredge To Come
To This District
Manhattan, Said To Be One
Of Largest Dredges In
Engineers Department, to
Be Permanently Located
' In Wilmington District
According to word received
lere last Friday, the large seagoing
dredge, Manhattan, of the
\rmy Engineers, hes been permanently
assigned to the Wilmington
district of engineers. The
Iredge has been operating under
die Philadelphia district.
The Manhattan is now in Florda,
working at Tampa, and when
>perations there are completed it
vill be placed in dry dock for
epairs. It is described as one of
:he largest dredges in the Engineers
Assignment of the Manhattan
fives this district two seagoing
Iredges, the other being the Comitock,
and two hydraulic ones,
die Henry Bacon and the Currituck.
The Comstock left last
veek for work on the Cape Cod
The Henry Bacon is now engaged
in maintenance work on,
the lower Cape Fear while the
Currituck is busy on the inland
vaterway in South Carolina.
The Brunswick Navigation Co. I
lias recently installed a creosot- j
Ing vat and are treating the
heavy timber to be used for the
construction of a boat runway. |
The boiler capacity of the fish
steamers at the company plant is
also being increased.
1, 1935 PUBLI5I
Held For h
Harry Robinson, Supply |
storekeeper, whose efforts i
in connection with the ar-J
rest of the man charged
with the hit-and-run death i
of Little Clinton Hewettj
constitute a modern detective
story of unusual inter- ;
Bolivia Finals j:
End This Week
Declamation-Recitation Con- ,
tests Held Friday Night;
Ethel Sowell And Carl
Galloway Were Winners |
The annual declamation-recita- !
tion contests were held at the '
Bolivia school Friday night as
the first feature on the commencement
program. Ethel Sowell,
whose recitation was "Lu- j
cindy On A Diet," was winner in
the girls' contest while Carl
Galloway, who spoke on "Life's
Retrospection," was winner of the
Other speakers in the recitation
contest were: Grace Harvath,
"Blind Dates"; Jessie Lesh, "Po- i
ssessing Prudence"; Evelyn Wil-'
letts, "They Grind Exceeding
Small"; and Irene Harvath,
"Scratch, The Newsboy's Dog."
Other speakers in the declamation
contest were: John John-1
son, "There Is No Peace"; J. G.1
White, "One Nitch The Highest,"!
and Marvin Watkins, "Madame!
The baccalaureate sermon was
delivered Sunday afternoon in the
high school auditorium by Dr. H.
C. Story of Wilmington. A large
congregation attended this service.
The final two days of the commencement
program will be held
o.'i Thursday and Friday of this j
On Thursday evening at 8:00!
o'clock the annual class day ex-1
ercises will be held, with the
program in charge of members
cf the Senior Class.
The seventh grade graduation:
exercises will be held at 11:00
o'clock Friday morning and that'
evening at 8.00 o'clock the sen- |
ior graduation exercises will be I
Fish Fry Held At
Members of the Sunday school |
of the Lanvalle Presbyterian;
church enjoyed a fish fry at j
Walker's landing on Town Creek
Saturday afternoon. There was
an abundance of fish and acces- j
sories and everyone present enjoyed
Be To Blame?
The following from the Raleigh ]
News and Observer appeared in
the column "Under The Dome"
Hickory?"Mr. Speaker, I'd like
to say that he made me what
I am," Representative U. S. Page
of Bladen jested with Representative
R. E. Sentelle of Brunswick,
who as superintendent of
schools of Lumberton used to
give Mr. Page frequent lickings
for fighting. "He's that way in
spite of what I did for him," replied
dED EVERY WEDNESDAY
ian Ordered !
Lee Fun Howe Given Hear-1
ing Monday Afternoon
Before Judge L. H. Phel- <
ps And Judge Peter Ruark,
BOUND OVER UNDER
BOND FOR $5,000.00
Harry Robinson Tells Inter- jesting
Story Of His Efforts
To Find Trace Of
Driver Of Car Re- ; ]
sponsible For The
Following a preliminary hear- J
ing Monday afternoon, Lee Fun1
Howe, Chinese laundry man from |
Wilmington, was ordered by (
Judge L. H. Phelps, who conducted
the hearing, to be held '
under a $5,000 bond for trial in '
Superior court on a charge of 1
Howe was arrested last Thurs- *
day morning in Wilmington and s
was charged with being the driv- I
er of the automobile which ran v
over and fatally injured Clinton ;
Hewett, 5-year-old son of Mr. *
and Mrs. Alton Hewett, last
Monday morning as he stepped s
from behind a parked school bus *
into the highway. The child died *
a few hours later in the Bruns- e
wick county hospital. v
The preliminary hearing was e
held at the store of Harry Rob- r
inson, between Supply and Shallotte,
near the scene of the fatal
accident The trial was the ''
center of interest for several s
miles around and was attended ''
by a large crowd. Judge Peter 8
Ruark, county recorder, sat with
Judge Phelps at the hearing.
Prosecution of the case was *
turned over to Sergeant J. R. ?
Smith, of the State Highway Pa- ^
trol. He called Dewey Sellars, t
school bus driver, as the first P
witness. Sellars told of stopping 11
last Monday morning to pick up P
the little sister of the Hewett 1
child. He said that he heard the
impact when the car hit the r
child and that he immediately v
stopped the school truck.
Raleigh Sellars, the next wit- 3
ness, was a passenger on the 1
school bus and he was the first 1
to reach the side of the injured %
child. He described the condition *
in which the child was found. (
Miss Lian Hewett testified that 1
she saw a black, 1934 model
Plymouth coupe coming down the
road toward the school bus just '
before the child was hit. The 1
car was traveling about 50 miles 1
per hour, according to her tea- '
(Continued on Pas* Eight) 1
FARMS INCREASE IN
The number of farms in
Brunswick County, as shown
by a preliminary count of the
returns of the supervisor of
" <> cfl/?nlhipp
rne tmsus ?,
inventory as of January 1, I
1935, is 2,089 as compared j
with 1,519 on April 1, 1930.
The 1935 figures given above j
are preliminary and are sub- j
ject to correction.
Finals To Begin
At Leland Friday
Annual Class Day Exercises'!
Will Be First Feature Of'
Three - Day Commencement
By H. D. Epting,
The annual senior class day i
exercises will be held Friday i
evening, May 3, at the Leland ]
high school auditorium as the f
first feature of a three-day com- 1
mencement program announced
last week by H. D. Epting, prin- i
The class da}' exercise will be j
in the form of a parting class |
party. The class history will be 1
presented by Wilbur Gainey; the <
class prophecy will be by Mar- !
garet Biss; the class 'will is to be <
read by Irene Williams; the class <
poem will be read by Harold
Fraszelle; the class complaint <
will be made by Robert Bordeaux, <
class grumbler; and the class I
gift will be awarded by Ismae i
Peterson, class giftorian. <
On Sunday evening, May 5, the I
(Continued on Pare 8.) j!
Most Of The News
All The Time
$1.50 PER YEAR
First Place b
^outhport School Is Close
Runner-Up, Followed By
Waccamaw, Bolivia And
Leland Schools In The
THE PROGRAM WAS
Miss Annie Mae Woodside
Was In Charge Of The
Activities For The Day
And The Program
Was Never Allow
ed To Drag
The Shallotte school scored *
total of 84 points in the content*
leld in connection with the anlual
County Commencement Day
jrogram here Tuesday and won
'irst place over the other schools
>f the county. Southport was
lecond with a total of 78%
joints; Waccamaw was third
vith 48 points; Bolivia was fourth
vith 45 points and Leland was
ifth with 24 points.
One of the largest throngs of
ichool children ever assembled in
Irunswick County was in South>ort
but, in spite of the crowdid
conditions, good order pre'ailed
throughout the day and
very event on the program was
un off on schedule.
Credit Miss Woodside
Miss Annie Mae Woodside, actng
county superintendent of
chools, was in charge of the
ay's activities and to her should
o the major share of credit for
he success of the occasion.
The parade began promptly at
en minutes until 11 o'clock,
tembers of the Southport Sea
Icout troop led the line of march
hrough the principal streets of
he downtown district. Southiort
school student*, were chosen
y the judges as the best in the
arade and second place went to
he Waccamaw school.
At the conclusion of the peade,
seventh grade certificatee
fere awarded by Miss Woodside.
Silver loving cups were alee
iwarded the winners of the
Jrunswick County basketball
ournament. The boys' trophy
vent to the Southport high school
earn while the girls' trophy was
jiven the Bolivia high school
How They Scored
A summary of the contests for
the day shows that the Southport
school won first place in
seven out of the 10 literary events.
The Shallotte school won
first places in the athletic contests
to pile up enough points to
sew up the day's championship
Following is a summary, giving
the names of winners in the
various contests and their
schools; first place counted 5
points and second place counted
3 points in compiling the total
for the various schools;
High school declamation: Har
ry Mintz, jr., snaiiotte school,
first, Edward Taylor, Southport
High school recitations: Lois
May Ward, Southport school,
first. Alma Lewis, Shallotte
Reading: first grade: Harper
Sasser, Southport school, first,
Marie Parker, Waccamaw school,
second; second grade: Dorothy
Cox, Southport school, first Esther
May Evans, Bolivia school,
second; third grade: Mae Swain,
Southport school, first, Donald
(Continued on page Eight)
New Bus For The
A new passenger bus, with a
specially built body, has been
purchased for mail and passenger
service between Southport, BoMa
The new bus has the same
leating capacity as the old one
jut there is a separate mail compartment.
The windows are
classed in. The body appears to
>e cbnsiderably longer than that
>f the old bus and is stream
ined. The job has been describid
as "A Glorified Station Wag)n."
The new bus is powered by a
Chevrolet motor with extended
ihassis. The Chevrolet motor in
the old bus was used for 60,000
miles during one year of service
and not a penny was spent
tor upkeep, according to E E