North Carolina Newspapers

    M Pilots mailed tc
^Mjers in Brunswick
Bounty this week
fllon Jenei
Mharged W
)f Mr.Lou
lit Preliminary Hearing
I^Mesday Morning Before
f^Ktice Of Peace Afton
Who Bound Him
^Ber To Superior Court
Hhooting deceased
That Shooting Was
^ idental And Took
ace While He Was
^ hooting Birds With
Borrowed .22 Rifle
Near Ganus'
on Jenerette, young white
of this county, was bound
to Superior Court and was
od held without bond on a
e of first degree murder for
^ killing of Louis W. Ganus
tving a preliminary hearing
I here Tuesday morning be
Justice of Peace Afton
r.erette was arrested Friday
^fteputv Sheriff Melvin Lewis
G. V. Kesperman, Southport
^Br.ey employed by the family
deceased to assist the state
^Krductir.g an investigation, A.
^ ieims and J. B. Russ. detec
employed by the county to
^ ir. the investigation, had
^ d evidence sufficient to conhim
inth the killing.
I the time of his arrest Jene
denied having anything to
ith the death of Mr. Ganus,
was a near neighbor, but
ontinued on Page Eight)
)oking Over
The Headlines
ws Events Of State,
tion and World-Wide
iterest During Past
he New Deal faced a set
i in Pennsylvania where a
1 was conducted Tuesday rere
to making a change in
constitution of the state
rder to make things easier
Federal relief agencies .
ouneement was made yesi.V
from Washington that
budget for direct relief has
again been slashed . . War vettrans
holding their 36 annual
encampment this week in New
Orleans, cheered when speakers
addressed attacks against the
administration . . . However,
the cheers were just as strong
"hen other speakers predicted
the re-election of President
Roosevelt in 1936 . . . Len Koe eclie,
big league baseball playw>
was killed in a fight with
too airplane pilots Tuesday
while the three were flying
'hove the city of Toronto
Secretary of Commerce Daniel |
"oper in a Constitution Day
address Tuesday night told his
listeners that the matter of
winstitutional revision must be
decided by the people.
toe Messina, favorite bodyof
the late Senator Huey
tong, wept Monday as he told
* shooting Dr. C. A. Weiss,
after the latter had fatally
'Minded th^ Louisiana King
. There were demands
#r nesv reverence for the Conation
of the United States
I many Constitution Day
|^?ers ... The great British
_ I began manouvers Monday, |
sing into strategic positions
'? 'to Mediterranean sea . . A
tfess call was received Mon?y
n'ght from the British
J** Mary Kineslev . . The |
*"P was rc|M) rted off the Irish
I "Jlst . . The Veterans of
I 'Wipi Wars, holding their anI
J114' meeting this week at New
I ^'Hns, pledged their efforts
I the promotion of peace.
I 'Continued on page four)
I h book room
I lJe first Office on the right
Brunswick county court
Cj* '8 being equipped with book
Sat*? 3cbool books to be
to Brunswick county chilly
this year are being stored
_ j
rette Is 1
ith Murder
is W.Ganus
As a feature of their 49th |
anniversary sale which begins |
September 19th the Sears, j
Roebuck Company store in .
Wilmington is offering a prize '
of $10.00 to the person bringj
ing in the oldest Sears, Roei
buck catalogue.
The catalogues must be
brought in and registered at !
the store during the first three
<iat?c rvf tKa calo Ca*\faiv?Knn
| VI? J a v* wit1 oaiC) ocj/iciuvci
| 19, 20 and 21. Catalogues will
I be returned to their owners at
the conclusion of the contest. j
Cooling Plant
Ready For Work
Finishing Touches Being1
Made This Week On
Local Plant Of North
Carolina Fisheries Incor-i
The local plant of the North
Carolina fisheries, Incorporated,
will be conj-leted this week andi
ready to begin work packing and
! canning fish and shrimp. It is
! not known just when the plant
' will commence operations.
Equipment has been installed
i and all of it has been subjected
jto practical tests except the cool|
ing system. Men in charge of in(Continued
on Page Eight)
Brunswick Count
Mistaken Fi
Four strangers pulled up to
the curb near the New York !
Cafe in Whiteville Saturday 11
morning: and got out of their (
automobile. Spying a small1 ]
boy sitting in a nearby car,, i
one of them asked "You going |
I to be here for awhile, Buddy?" 11
The boy said he was. "Look I
out for this car for us then," I
the man told him. .
Charged with looking after ]
the strangers' machine, the 1
boy decided to take a look in- 11
side. In the back seat of the ;
machine were two sawed-off j 1
shotguns and other articles! I
j which might have been amu- j <
nition. Anyway, the boy was I \
convinced that he was keeping 1
j watch for a bunch of gang- I
sters so he called a policeman. I
Boston Host To 1
Waterway Meet
Twenty-Eighth Annual Con- J
vention Of The Atlantic
Deeper Waterways Convention
Meets In Boston
In October
Boston will be host to the Atlantic
Deeper Waterways Asso-' ?
ciation at its twenty-eighth an- j r
nual convention, October 7th-10th, v
inclusive. What has transpired in "
the nation affecting transporta- a
tion by water, and what has been Ib
done to improve the waterways j P
of the Atlantic seaboard, in par-1
ticular, during lUiso, win icaiu.c
the discussions of the convention, j'!
The primary object is and has
been to complete the Atlantic intra-coastal
waterway from New ^
England to Florida. Every State j f5
along the Atlantic seaboard is
interested in this, since an ade- "
quate waterway along the At(Continued
on page S)
Clarence M. Crapon has accepted
the position as circulation gi
manager of The State Port Pilot y
and will begin this week an ac- S
tive campaign to secure new and C
renewal subscriptions to this ii
newspaper. o
Mr. and Mrs. Crapon returned ii
to South port Sunday from Black
Mountain where they spent the u
summer months. g
A. Good Newsp
Southport, N. C
Legion Officers ,
Were Installed
Friday Evening t
Z. A. Pope, Commander Of
The 7th Legion District,
Presided Over Ceremonies
At Caswell Beach On
Thursday Night
nclement Weather Cut Attendance
But Enthusiastic
Meeting Was Held
As Plans For Coming
Year Were Discussed
Robert C. St. George was for- j
nally inducted into the office of
lommander of the Brunswick i
bounty Post, American Legion at ]
i meeting held Thursday night at J
Caswell Beach. C. A. Pope, 7th
listrict commander, presided durng
the program of installation.
Other recently elected officers
vho assumed their duties at this '
neeting were: Jackson Potter, <
,'ice-commander; J. J. Loughlin, (
idjutant and finance officer; H. i
3. Williams, sergeant-at-arms;
tie Rev. A. H. Marshall, chap- i
ain; M. B. Watkins, service of'icer:
R. O. Johnson. American- .
sm officer.
An inspiring and instinctive adiress
was delivered by District
Commander Pope. R. W. Davis,
ocal atorney, made a short adiress
and M. B. Watkins also
nade a short talk. There were
arief talks by each of the new i
>fficers. !
The meeting was marked by j
lonsiderabel enthusiasm on the!
3art of members as they made |
)lans for the coming year's work.!
y Officers
>r Bank Robbers j,
Word was quickly spread j'
iround that a carload of bank
robbers were in town and n
Chief of Police W. B. Coleman, i
Policemen Barney Hammond ]
ind L. C. Britt surrounded the <
parked car and waited grimly ]
for the owners of the gun- j
waring sedan to reappear.
A few minutes later Sheriff i;
fasper Buss, Detectives A. A. j;
Velms sfnd J. B. Buss and G. ]
i'. Fesperman, Southport at- |;
torney, walked out of the cafe
ind up to the car. They were '
the supposed-to-be bank robwrs.
They had been working
>n a murder case in Brunswick
county and were in i
iVhiteville to bring a prisoner j
:o the Columbus county jail (i
for safe keeping. |]
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Malcom Frink Is j
Confined To Bed 1
iuffered Fractured V ertebra
In Automobile Acci- 3
dent Week Ago Saturday 3
Night; First Believed To
Be Uninjured
Malcom Frink, son of Mr. and j i
/Irs. S. B. Frink, or souuiport,
eceived a fracture of his twelfth]
ertebra a week ago last Satur- i
ay night when he was in an
utomobile accident with a numer
of other Southport young I
The wreck was one in which i
tobby Bellamy's car was in col- j
sion with an automobile driven!
y Floyd Brittan, of Bolivia. Fol-1
iwing the wreck it appeared that |
oung Frink had escaped in jury,
ifter he reached his home,
bough, he was taken to Willington
for an X-ray examinaion
and his spinal injury was
(Continued on page 8)
nvite Parents To
Opening Exercises
The Shallotte-Lockwoods Folly
chool system will begin its ninth
ear's work Tuesday morning,
eptember 24, and Principal H.
!. Stone has extended a cordial
ivitation to patrons and friends
f the school to attend the openig
Programs will be held at both
nits of the system and will bein
promptly at 8:45 o'clock.
>aper In A Goo
Wednesday, Septer
Historic Old Fort
The site of old Fort Johnson, 1
lie first fort in the province of I
North Carolina, is in the center i
>f the town of Southport, where <
t overlooks the river and ocean i
:rom a high bluff twenty-two ]
:eet above sea level. i
Fort Johnson dates from the 1
var of the Austrian Succession |
)r what was known in the colo- i
lies as King George's war. At !
that time the mother country was
engaged in a contest with France i
ind Spain and the colonies here
being in an unprotected position i
vith plenty of deep water were '
in an ideal position to be attacked
by Spain. The Assembly of
North Carolina in 1745, realizing
this, appointed a commission and
jave them the duty of erecting
? r*?4- AnAiinrh frv a i
X JLUI I icllgc CUUU511 tu wntaiu I
twenty cannons.
Three years later in 1748, two j
thousand pounds were appropriated
for the work and additional j
funds were supplied from time
to time. |:
The fort was completed in 1764.
rhe breastworks were so poorly I
constructed that every time a
cannon was fired part of the par- j
ipet fell down. j
Capt. John Dabrymple was the j
first commander of this fort.
It was really here that the'
Mention Lo
Guards I
Article In September Issue (
Courtesies1 Of "Captain
Dr. Ernest S. Bullock, c
ter to the editor of this news
attention to the fact that ii
Hamilon in the September is
complimentary reference to <
Island Coast Guard Station.
There apparently is an error*
in the name used in the article j
for at no time in their history!
has either the Oak Island or the >
Cape Fear Coast Guard Station!
been under the command of a
Captain Smith.
Captain Sam Brinkman, of
Southport, served for a number j
of years at both stations and he [
has given* a line-up of keep- j
ers for both stations. For Oak j
Island they are: Tom Savage, j
Dunbar Davis, W. F. Piner, S. j
L. Brinkman, W. T. Willis and
Roy Robinson. For the Cape Fear
Station they are: Dunbar Davis, |
J. L. Watts, S. L. Brinkman, W. |
r. Willis, Captain Styron, Marvin
Pickett and Captain Barnett.
Reference made in the article
to Captain Smith probably
ivas intended for one of the above
mentioned men. Following is the
quotation sent to this paper by
Dr. Bullock:
"Once outside you put all your
:nergy into hoping that a gale i
vould not spring up before you
made Cape Fear Slue; that the souys
in the slue would be in i
)roper places; that you would I
ilear the slue before dark and if 1
lot, that the two lighted bouys i
vould not be extinguished. And .'
rou put aboard all the gasoline '
rou could against the event that
(Continued on page eight)
Announcement Of
Brings Many Fav
Letters from leading citi- t
zens of North Carolina have
been received during the past
week by members of the
Brunswick County?Southport
Port Commission congratulating
them upon their plans
for an ocean terminal development
at Southport and pledging
their support of the project.
Included in the list of those
who have written letters of
encouragement are several
prominent state officials and '
leading business men of
North Carolina.
Members of the local port
commission have been particularly
impressed by several
fine letters from Wilmington
citizens. These letters have
expressed the opinion that
the expenditure of $4,000,000
for port terminal development
in Southport would have a
good effect upon Wilmington
shipping. Be local commission
has stressed all along the
fact that then was no de
Local Faculty j?,
Is Now Complete. _
C. A. Ledford, principal of the' ^
Southport high school, arrived in |
| Southport with his family the
latter part of last week. They;
are living at the Ben Finch home, q
Mr. Ledford has announced that1 '
Miss Myrtle Taylor of Mills
Springs has accepted the position j
as home economics teacher in the
local high school. Glenn Bunting j
of Durham is the new atheltic |
director. He will also teach sci-1 C(
ence and math.
North Carolina Bi
Hunting Season
Opens October 1
However, The Bird Hunting
Season Will Not Be Open we
This Year Until Thanks- sid
giving Day; Other Open- scl
ing Dates Listed I**1'
1 WO
>d Community
iiber 18, 1935 PUBL1'
Johnston Is
Place Of Interest
beginning of the end of Royal
Grovernment came about. The patriots
of the Cape Fear section
lefied the governor and the armed
power of England and thereby
prevented the execution of the
stamp act. Governor Tryon had
the mortification of seeing the
guns of the fort spiked by its
commander, Capt. John Dabrymple,
to prevent them from being
turned on the English wai
ships anchored in the harbor.
Governor Martin was the heac
of the government in July, 1775
The patriots of this section hac
become so incensed that they senl
notice to the governor they wer?
going to take over the fort anc
on July 18th the patriots occu
pied the fort, set fire to th<
buildings and next day what was
left was destroyed. With the de
parture of Martin royal govern
ment in North Carolina ceased.
British troops camped here during
the Revolutionary war bul
no important part was played bj
this fort. The site remained th<
property of North Carolina unti
1794, when it was ceded to th<
United States on condition thai
a fort be built there.
This was not done until 1809
In 1836, the garrison was with
(Continued on Page Eight.)
cal Coast
n Magazine
Motor Boating Mentions
Qrr*ifVi" Af Oa If Islanri
>f Wilmington, wrote a let
.paper the other day calling
1 an article by Edward D
sue of Motor Boating mad<
i Captain Smith at the Oat
Whiteville Mart
Continues Strong
Last Year's Figures Alreadj
Eclipsed By This Year'i
Sales; May Reach 20,
000,000 Pound Mark Be
fore Markets Close
Whiteville, the border belt'i
"Money Market", continued it
unbroken march of progress las
week. Even though the weather
man loosed a veritable flood
making it impossible for anyoni
except nearby growers to read
the market, 2,601,676 pounds o
the leaf were brought to this city
This poundage added to previous
sales brought the market's tota
for the season to 15,338,431
pounds, or more than 3,000,001
pounds more tobacco than was
sold during the 1934 season anc
judging from the amount of the
weed that is on the market today
is this report is forwarded, at
least 2,500,000 pounds more tobacco
will be sold this week, giving
Whiteville a grand total of
18,000,000 pounds by September
While Whiteville's business men
(Continued on Page 8.)
Port Project
rorable Comments
aire to develOD Southport at
the expense of any other
North Carolina port.
There has been a surprising
amount of interest from
the central and piedmont sections
of the state. Far sighted
business men there recognize
the influence that a port
development at Southport
would have in lowering
freight rates.
Chief hope for the success
of the project lies in the fact
that It is not local in its
scope. Several letters received
by the port commission
have pointed out the advantages
that will result for the
entire state.
After being approved by
state PWA officials, the project
submitted by the local
port commission was sent to
Washington for consideration.
Inasmuch as all public works
programs are being speeded
up as much as possible, It
is likely that there will be
an announcement relative to
the project at an early date.
'' Is Unlawful To Possess
More Than Two Deer, 2 bu
! Wild Turkeys Or Bag CiS
.1 Limit Of Other
Game Birds a <
At Time set
The hunting season opens on dal
! October 1st, at which time it will
be lawful to hunt bear, male }
k 1 deer, o'possum, raccoon and *>ui
, j squirrels. The season closes for |rea
bear, and male deer on January ciP
s 1st; for o'possum on February tui
1st; for squirrel on January 15th. | fac
The season limit for deer is ed
three, There is no limit to num- P"
ber of bear, o'possum and rac- i
r coon, that may be bagged in one sec
' day. Only ten squirrels per day wil
* may be bagged. _ ani
! The season for quail opens on th?
?: Thanksg-'dng day. Hrj closes on Sti
February 15th. Ten quails is the oxi
bag limit per day. The season's ro:
limit for quail is 150. the
The trapping season opens on scl
November 1st and closes on Feb- of
T ruary 15th.
i The turkey hunting season op-; P
ens on Thanksgiving day and I
r; closes on February 1st. The bag _
s limit for turkey is one each day 1
. j Only three may be killed during,
? i the entyj? season.
The season for ruffled grouse j 5C
I opens on November 20th, and
3 closes on December 15. The bag i
limit is 2 per day, or 10 per sea-,
t son. There is no open season for |
the hunting of doe deer or pheasants.
There is no closed season
for wild cats, weasels or skunks, i
The season for mink, muskrat1.
\ and otter opens November 1st Jln
and closes February 15. These mi
(Continued on page 8) j??
3 1 I He
! Try Five Cases |&
:i i_ i r?,?f ?i!
in Lutai vuuucr
! | ed
I ne:
; Defendants In Four Of '
These Cases Tried Last po
Wednesday Before Judge dn
Peter Rourk Were White un
I ma
Defendants in four of the five vv'h
cases disposed of Wednesday be- [ mo
fore Judge Peter Rourk were j (
Ellis Fulford and Eunice Ful- ~
ford, white, were tried on charges
of making an assault but .were W
found not guilty. J
J. H. Thomas, white, entered j
a plea of nolo contendre to a
charge of making an assault with i
a deadly weapon. He was given
3 months on the roads, this sen- ^
tence being suspended upon pay- ^
ment of a fine of $5.00, the cost
in the case and the doctor bill ^
of the prosecuting witness. ^
The case against Jackson
Thomas, white, for asault was
nol pressed. 11
The case against Ernest Bland, ~
white, for seduction was nol pros- j
sed. |
The case against Louscious 1'
Gause, colored, for fornication
and adultery was nol pressed
with leave. '
P.-T. A. Social
Tuesday Night
~ 1
All patrons and friends of the '
South port school are invited to
attend the social to be held Tues- '
day evening in honor of the
teachers. The meeting will be held
at 8 o'clock and will afford an
excellent opportunity for meeting
the new teachers. ?
lost Of The News
All The Time
$1.50 PER YEAR
chool Opening
)elayed Because
Of Rough Roads
sening Date For White
Schools Of The County Is
Changed From Thursday
Of This Week To Tuesday,
September 24
id Condition Of Roads
And Bridges Following
Recent Rains Led To
Decision of Miss
Woodside To Postpone
Opening for
Five Days
Announcement was made last
ek by Miss Annie May Woodle,
county superintendent of
iooIs, that the opening date for
; white schools of the county
iuld be Tuesday, September 24,
itead of September 19, as had
;viously been announced. The
d condition following recent
ns of several roads and bridges
the countv over which school
ses are routed led to this deion
by Miss Woodside.
A.11 teachers who have signed
contract to teach in the white
tools of the county this year
re notified of the change in
tes. Colored schools will open
ursday as originally scheduled,
vtiss Woodside says that all the
ildings and equipment are in
idiness for school opening. Prinals
of the various schools have
ned in lists of their complete
:ulty and these will be publishin
full in a later issue of The
rleavy rains which fell in this
:tion last week played hSvoc
th several of the county roads
i bridges. Reports indicate
it maintenance crews of the
ite Highway Commission are
ey this A'eeic restoring these
ids and bridges and it is
>ught that they will be safe for
lool bus travel by the first
next week.
0. Leggett Is
/ictim Of Stroke
tuthport Druggist Died
Sunday Morning At His
Home In Southport; In
Drug Business Here For
Quarter Century
P. O. Leggett died at his home
Southport early Sunday morig
following a stroke which he
ffered the previous afternoon.
! was 58 years-of-age.
Mr. Leggett was found lying
the middle of the floor of his
droom Saturday afternoon by
i son, Ormond Leggett. He spared
to be completely paralyzand
never regained consciouass.
The deceased came to Southrt
in 1911 and conducted a
lg business here from that time
til his death. In 1915 he was
.rried to Miss Vienna O'Quinn,
0 survives him. His son, Or>nd
Leggett, is the only child,
3ther survivors are his two sis(Continued
on page 8)
ride Table
Following la the tide table
>r Southport during the next
eek. These hours are approimately
correct and were lurched
The State Port Pilot
1 rough the courtesy of the
ape Fear Pilot's Association,
igh Tide Low Tide
Wednesday, September 18
l?K9. n m S'Sfl a. m.
6:26 a. m.
Thursday, September 19
):25 a. m. 6:36 a. m.
2:53 p. m. 7:27 p. m.
Friday, September 20
L:28 a. m. 7:40 a. m.
i:36 p. m. 8:30 p. m.
Saturday, September 21
2:33 a. m. 8:45 a. m.
2:59 p. m. 9:29 p. m.
Sunday, September 22
1:34 a. m. 9:45 a. m.
1:57 p. m. 10:21 p. m.
Monday, September 23
1:29 a. m. 10:39 a. m.
1.47 p. m. 11:08 p. m.
Tuesday, September 24 '
5:16 a. m. 11:27 a. m.
5:32 p. m. 11:50 p. m.

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