THE STATE PORT PILOT
Southport, N. G.
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY
JAMES M. HARPER, JR., Editor
Entered as second-class matter April 20, 1928, at
the Post Office at Southport, N. C., under
the act of March 3, 1879.
ONE YEAR 51.50
SIX MONTHS 1.00
THREE MONTHS - .75
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Wednesday, September 11, 1935
A fish never gets caught by keeping his
Most pups have to be run over a time!
or two before they learn to stay out off
Many refuse to join public movements
because they had rather remain in the
sidelines and criticize.
We are still expecting to hear of the
death of some proponent of pedestrians
rights between Southport and the Sawdust
In spite of all the rumors of war most
people are going right on about their
daily work and play. This is a happy fact. .
If it were not for these people who continue
their regular routine while others
fight, this world would be in worse shape <
than it is. 1
Final Check-Up ^
An article in the September issue of !
The Health Bulletin, published by the ;
North Carolina State Board of Health, (
entitled "A Fair Chance For Our Begin- |
ners" stresses the importance of making ,
sure as far as possible that children en- ,
tering school for the first time this fall
begin their school days free from physical ;
The article points oii't that we have a (
tendency to take for granted the quota- ,
tion "an equal chance for all." While it J
is true that the schools are open to every
child?white black or brown?the physi- ,
cally defective have far from an equal (
Brunswick county schools open next
Thursday for their fall term. Parents
should make sure that their children of
school age are free from illness or physical
handicap before they enter upon
their eight-months grind. A check-up now
may save many days absence after school '
It appears likely that a special session
of the North Carolina General Assembly
may be called sometime within the next
few weeks for the purpose of enacting
legislation to provide state funds with
which to match those being made available
by the Federal Government for a
social security program.
The bill passed by Congress during the
final days of the last session provides for
the payment of $15 each month to persons
65 years of age or over, but these
funds must be matched by a like amount
from the state.
The national security program already
is in effect in states where old age pensions
are being paid by the state. North
Carolina could be receiving benefits from
this bill if legislators had settled down
long enough during the latter stages of
the General Assembly to consider a bill
introduced jointly in the Senate by Senator
S. B. Frink, of Brunswick, and Senator
V. A. Browning, of Swain county.
The prospect of a special session is
unpleasant to contemplate. The liquor
question is sure to be an issue at any reconvening
of North Carolina's legislative
body and there is danger that a special
session might drag on for several weeks.
We Lose A Helper
Dorothy Bell, who has conducted the
"Outstanding News From Everywhere"
column in The State ^ort Pilot for the
past three months, is returning next week
to High Point College where she will be
sl member of the junior class this year.
This column has become one of the
most popular features of The Pilot and
our readers look forward to it with in
THE STATE 1
j terest for a condensed summary of the
I week's outstanding news events. We
have had a number of favorable comments
upon this feature.
We plan to continue the column, but
! readers of The Pilot will miss the clever,
j clear-cut style which Miss Bell has emj
ployed to keep her news briefs from beI
coming stale or monotonous.
Among her extra-cirricular activities at
High Point College is the position of
managing editor of The Hi-Po, the college
I weekly newspaper. Pilot readers will join
us in wishing Miss Bell every possible
success in her college and newspaper
work this year.
I Uniform Driving Laws
i One of the greatest barriers to fair and
efficient enforcement of traffic laws is
the lack of uniformity in the traffic codes
of different states and towns.
As one traffic authority recently pointed
out, when he drives from one state to
another, he doesn't have to stop and
change his nickels, dimes and dollars into
other and different kinds of money; but, I
if he wishes to operate his car in accord 1
with the law, he must at once revise his J
driving habits. He leaves a state where i
the maximum speed allowed is 40?and '
then must remember that now he must ]
hold his car down to 30. He has been ac- <
customed to traffic lights and signs plac- *
ed on corners?now they are overhead in
the middle of streets where he is liable ?
to miss seeing them entirely. ?
Suppose that motor car manufacturers (
Dursued the same practices as many cities <
and states. Suppose a man who had been %
driving the Smith car wanted to trade it
in for the new Jones model, and discovered
that it had a different kind of transmission,
required a different kind of fuel,
and presented major points of difference
in other respects. Such a policy would be
no more absurd than is the existing policy
of our governmental units in adopting
traffic codes that are utterly at variance
with those of a town or state 10 miles
The Uniform Vehicles Code and Model
Municipal Ordinance, prepared by traffic
experts, could and should be adopted by
every town and city. This would not only
give the motorist a break?it would immensely
expedite the efficiency of our
police and traffic patrol departments, and
make an important contribution to the
cause of highway safety.
A STATE PORT
Every citizen in North Carolina should
be interested in the project approved last
week by state officials of the Public
Works Administration for the expenditure
of $4,000,000 for a port terminal development
at Southport. .
Each year citizens of North Carolina
are paying $25,000,000 in excessive
freight rates. One of the principal reasons
for this condition is the fact that
port facilities now serving the state are
privately owned and are entirely inadequate
to handle the volume of shippping
that is done in North Carolina. That is
why over 70 per cent of our exports and
imports pass through ports in other states.
The construction of adequate port terminal
facilities at Southport would bring
about a lowered freight rate that would
be reflected in business throughout the
state, especially in the central and piedmont
It is interesting to note that Southport
is the only natural deep water port in
North Carolina. From 30 to 40 feet of
water is available at all times and it
would not be necessary to spend one dollar
for dredging or maintenance of a
H. M. Shannon, chairman of the Brunswick
County-Southport Port Commission,
has stressed the point that there is no
desire to develon a terminal here at the
expense of any other North Carolina port.
A careful study has been made of freight
rates and routes and officials of the port
commission have included in their brief
prepared for PWA authorities information
of sources of freight that at the present
time are not being served by a port in
Members of the port commission?H.
M. Shannon, R. I. Mintz, L. C. Brown,
George R. Foulke, Jr., and H. B. Smith?
have done all in their power to secure
the port terminal development. The enthusiastic
support of citizens in other sections
of North Carolina who would benefit
from lowered freight rates can now do
more than anything else to insure the
final approval of the project in Wash|
>QRT PILOT, SOUTHPORT,
Washington, Sept, 11.?Echoes
of the conversations current in
local Congressional districts are
gradually seeping back into official
circles here. The lawmakers
are grappling with red-hot political
problems at close range. The
sum and substance of the complaints
dropped in the returning
solons laps by irate citizens is
the failure of government agencies
to convert attractive paper
plans into real thriving work
projects in hundreds of communities
where they have been promised
freely. This trend in homecoming
receptions has peeved and
undoubtedly awakened the legislators
as to the growing antagonism
toward matters bearing the
There has been so much talk
about amending the Constitution
to legalize New Deal projects
now definitely outlawed that candidates
for state and national
legislatures are sounding out the
dome folks. It is a sensible precaution
before staking their political
futures on the issue which
s becoming increasingly important.
The sweeping verdict of the
J. S. Supreme Court against the
MRA last May set in motion a
ampaign within Administration
o change the picture and lessen
he power of the highest tribulal.
Occasional inklings are giv:n
in propaganda material now
ippearing in the post-session of
rhe Congressional Record. The
>pposition to this plan will be
:entered in the conservative
vings of the Democratic party '
ind the Republican camp.
Acting under pressure from vo- j
ers in their states, a few hardy
Democratic Senators have voiced .
iro tests against policies they
:laim are rank favorites. The ,
harge is leveled that legislation
vas pushed through Congress
vhich helped agriculture and ,
larmed industries. The New England
states are particularly vo- ,
al as textile mills give up the
fhost in salute to burdensome
irocessing taxes from which the
armer derives direct monetary j
leneiius. oenaior uaviu waisn,
democratic veteran, openly ac- j
:used his fellow partisans of "in- (
>rdinate solicitude for the agriiultural
industry." Obviously, the !
idministration is not wanting in
lefenders for the answer is to the
sffect that Eastern business has
leretofore profited enormously
rom Republican policies.
Charles Michealson, generalislimo
of Democratic publicity,
:arned an enviable reputation for
lis masterful tactics in unseating
Republicans. Now he finds himlelf
in the role of defender which j
s not as easy as the critic's job. |
Hichealson has his time fully j
>ccupied these days in checking i
he sabotage campaign on the
lame plane on which he won his
ipurs. This seasoned propoganiist
has many advantages over
lis G. O. P. rivals for he has
in unlimited amount of money
lack of him. The Republicans,
ilas, have a shortage of strong
Presidential timber and relatively
ittle campaign funds.
Though many new federal
igencies created by the last seslion
of Congress are in a quanIry
as to funds, there is no limt
upon the demands of the office
seekers. Because the Long
filibuster prevented authorization
for these groups, the National
' si hnr PplflHnna Rnard. the So
:ial Security Commission and oth:r
outfits cannot recruit a large
personnel. The Labor Board, established
last year, had some
money in the sock but not sufficient
to embark on a grand
scale as contemplated in the bill
adding to its powers. Only routine
activities will be authorized by
the skeleton organizations now
set up to administer the new
statutes. The Social Security
Commission has a wealth of statistical
material garnered in advocacy
of the measure. Other
agencies starting from scratch
must be content to go through
the motions of working until
Congress rushes through the necessary
money next January. The
absence of Congress has not retarded
the appeals of those seekrtov.
UIK JUUO Ull U1C t"-*J
The average person leaving for
a trip has no idea of the details
required to steer a Presidential
party across the country. Advance
agents of the Secret Service
are handicapped in making
preliminary arrangements for Mr.
Roosevelt's forthcoming visit to
various states. They do not know
just where he will go or how
long he will stay. Whenever the
chief executive makes up his
mind, it will be the duty of the
advance man to confer with police
chiefs, railroad officials, ho-!
tel managers and chefs. Everything
is handled with clock-like
precision. The politicians are
worried, also, as they want to
know where the President will
stop and what he will say' in
1. In what year was the St.
Bartholomew Day massacre in
I. Who is the President of
3. How much is a link, lineal
4. Which is President Roose-'
velt's native state?
5. What is a rasp?
6. Who was the fourth presiient
of the United States?
7. Where is Furman UniverJity?
8. What is a hectogram?
9. When was the Smithsonian
institution at Washington established?
10. Where are the two recruiting
depots of the U. S. Marine
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bill to it... Brir
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11. Who is attorney general of
12. What is a zither?
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The Dodge coupe belonging to *
O. B. Hart turned over Sunday
afternoon and was quickly envel- '
oped in flames as gasoline spilled
over the hot exhaust pipe.
Mr. Hart was on his way to 1
his home at Clear I^ake late in ]
the afternoon. A rear tire blew ;
out, causing him to lose control <
of his machine temporarily. It 1
ran into a ditch and tilted to
one side. A five gallon can of <
gasoline in the rear carrier was J
upset, spilled over the hot pipe, '
and the car burst into flames. '
Mr. Hart was unhurt. !
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Funeral Held For I
Funeral services for little Ma^l
Inez Willets, 3-year-old (laugh* M
jf Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Wilka^H
)f Winnabow, were held Wefca^H
lay afternoon at 3 o'clock la
Mill Creek cemetery with
Rev. Wescott in charge.
Pallbearers were: L. J. Hi-1
I. A. Eichorn, Jack Cook and : I
The child died Tuesday aftc-l
noon from injuries sustained
in automobile accident which ?.l
curred on the Wilmington higt-l
vay near Jackies creek bridgil
In addition to her parents,
child is survived by two sifts B
Mene and Blennie, and two to I
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