Ifl pilots mailed tc 1 ders in Brunswick bounty this week E^E EIGHT NO. 36 Ilion Jenre [Murder Ii I Oth I Returns Verdict At1 WO O'clock On Sunday Morning After Trial Had ted Through Three ... . . Kj And Two Nights endant must i serve 29-30 years j ijtor J. J. Burney, G. | Fesperman And r. Sentelle Prosecuted; I W. Davis, S. B. Frink And Dwight I McEwen Defended E- deliberating for almost v two hours on a case fcuired three full days for a Brunswick county jury flir.to the court room at B'cloek Sunday morning and K-j a verdict of second deBcurJer acainst Dillon Jen :'pr the slaving of Louis W. I or. the afternoon of Sep decision came as the cliE: -re of the hardest fought ever tried here. Even at Ery hour when the verdict. Beturr.ed the court room was 1 E The place was filled with Eiy silence as M. B. WatBfe assistant clerk of court, I the roll of jurors. Asked Bt.ili speak for them, memB: the jury indicated E. D. B- their foreman. Not a B was drawn in that moBbefore Mr. Miliken spoke. B defendant, who had main-J Bts composure until a short I before the iury returned its It fainted when he heard it Bcced. He was out for alIha'i an hour. As soon as las able to stand he was lit before Judge Clawson L. Btj. who presided during Bal. to receive sentence. Bor.tinued or. Page Four) loking Over I the Headlines In Events Of State, Won and World-Wide Biterest During Past Week jfcusday Bta Frances Perkins, secre- j B of Labor, told a meeting W American Federation of Bf Tuesday night that re- J Bf is coming in a peaceful . . The Works ProB* Administration in WashB"1 Tuesday night announB"at $1,140,000,000 must be j W 'n order to have all emB^les at work by November B' All pretense of contin- ! Hliplomatie relation between i Band Ethiopia was ended I *?) when each country ex- [ V "t official representati- | W* ">e Other nation . . The forces of the United: are being increased at We of 7,000 per month in this nation's policy of j . G-men . were nS Tuesday for clues to B 'it.v of the parties who | *nt extortion notes to . . . Because of his administration attitude, |f'r Talmadge of Georgia [ "eft off the official' committee when Roosevelt visits that thanksgiving week. Kjljktrolt Tigers of the j L!n ^ague captured the Jr. 'Tianipionship of the J* onday by defeating the Bt. ^uhs in the sixth' B'Th t 1 World Series l, 'T'gcrs replace the St.! ^atainals of the National l harni?'ons . ^ rkers were killed Mon- i a terrific blast that B a 'h'cago paint facBhvV "Ul'V vvas branded B as L,h" U>a'?rue of Na' Bhj.t-,,. uggressor in the BT^Hiao war . . . AnB Hei .*?te uas that Em" Bui ^'''ass'e will lead ou pUge Eight) j THE 8-PAGES TODA tte Convicte< i The Secom er Criminal C * MEETING SATURDAY OF THE DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE GROUP Members of the County Democratic executive committees will meet here Saturday afternoon for the purpose of appointing someone to sue- ! ceed U. L. Rourk as chairman of the county board of education. Announcement of the resig- j nation of Chairman Rourk was made last week. He declared that his reason for leaving the board was in order that he might devote his full time to his business. Mrs. T. H. Biles P.-T.A. President !: Elected Following The Resignation Of Mrs. Frank St. George At Business Meeting On Thursday Night Mrs. T. H. Biles was elected president of the Parent-Teachers i1 Association of the Southport school at a business meeting of that organization held Thursday night in the school auditorium. Mrs. Biles succeeds Mrs. Frank St. George who tendered her resignation at the meeting. During the business session a i report was made that the pianos 1 had been tuned. Money for this purpose was donated by F. M. ' (Continued on Page Eight) i Special Term Of Court Is Likely Members Of Board Of Commissioners Passed Order Requesting Special Term Of Brunswick County | Superior Court Upon the recommendation of i Judge Clawson L. Williams mem- j bers of the board of county com- | missioners in session here Monday passed an order requesting a ( special term of Brunswick county Superior court for the trial of j civil cases. The civil docket in this county J is congested and it is hoped that j a special term will clear up sev- j eral cases that have been pending for some time. Judge Wil- | liams set the case of McCoy vs McCoy as the first one to be tried at the next civil term. j The commissioners were in ; session Monday and Tuesday but 1 only matters of routine business |, were discussed. j1 B. W. Benton, member of the .1 board, is a patient in the Bruns- j1 wick county hospital and was un- jf able to attend the session. Fire Equipment j; Is Demonstrated ; New Water Pump For Com- i batting Forest Fires Dem- ] onstrated Here Monday < By Fire Warden Dawson Jones The new water pump attach- j ment for the fire warden's truck was demonstrated here Monday i for the benefit of the commissi- J i oners and other county officials |1 by Fire Warden Dawson Jones. < The new pump is attached to < the motor of the engine of the, 1 truck and is under the hood.11 When connected up and the engine is run at a reasonable speed, the pump creates enough pres-'1 sure to throw a stream of water i for more than a hundred feet. There are two sections of hose i with this equipment. One is to (Continued on Page 8) IN HOSPITAL B. W. Benton, member of the board of county commissioners, is a patient in the Brunswick county hospital where he is recovering from a heart attack. STA1 A Good Newsj Y Southport, N. 10f I Degree; Cases Tried Two Other Murder Trials Result In Verdicts Of Manslaughter; Negro Woman Given 4 To 7 Years, And Man 15 To 20 Years SEVERAL CASES WERE CONTINUED Lester Johnson, Convicted I Of Hit-And-Run Driving, ! Escaped With Payment | Of Costs, Fine And Suspension Of His Driving License Verdicts of manslaughter were j returned in two of the three mur- j der trials disposed of here last j week before Judge Clawson Wil-! liams. Willie Mae Gaskins was found i guilty of killing her husband and j was sentenced to serve from 4 to i 7 years in the state penitentiary j in Raleigh or in any other prison j provided for delinquent women. J Henry Hickman was convicted j of the slaying of Clarence Wil-} liams and was sentenced to serve j not less than 15 years nor more' than 20 years in the state peni- j tentiary in Raleigh, to be worked j under the supervision of the State j Highway and Public Works Com- j mission. J. E. McKeithan was found guilty of an assault with intent to kill Ernest Babson and his , wife. For his assault upon Mrs. . Babson the defendant was sentenced to serve 2 years in the state penitentiary, to be worked , under the supervision of the State Highway and Public Works I Commission. The same sentence j, for his assault upon Mr. Babson! was suspended provided the de- j fendant remain of good behavior |( following his release from prison (Continued on Page 8) 1 Lecturer To Be Here Saturday! Illustrated Lecture Giving True Facts About WaterFowl Situation To Be De- ' livered In High School Auditorium At 8 O'clock Dr. Henry C. Oberholser, orni- j thologist, will deliver an illustra-1 ted lecture on the waterfowl sit- j, uation in the United State Sat-! urday evening at 8 o'clock in the Southport high school auditorium. There will be no charge for admission and the public is cordial- i ly invited to attend. I Dr. Oberholser has been in the f i government service for the past j i 30 years and probably is the best! i posted man in the country on the i true status of the waterfowl. His i illustrations will include motion pictures and slides made through- < sut the United States and Can- ( Ida. < The lecture here will be of par- | ticular interest to persons inter- j ?sted in the waterfowl of this l section. Definite plans have been 11 made to have Dr. Oberholser vis it Battery Island to study the I birds who make their homes , there. Arrangements for this lecture i were completed by Miss Annie Vlay Woodside, county superintendent of schools. Debt Adjustment Officials Here B. B. Bell, contact man from the Federal Land Bank, and C. W. E. Pittman, district supervis- j or of the debt adjustment unit j of the Resettlement Administra-' tion, visited Southport and Brunswick county Wednesday. While here they conferred with Bruce Ludlum and R. O. Johnson of the Brunswick county debt> adjustment committee. Those who may be interested1 or who may need the advice of ( the local debt adjustment body j should contact some member of the committee, which includes the following members: Bruce j Ludlum, chairman, S. B. Frink, j H. B. Smith, M. B. Watkins and j Rangwald Johnson. C. Ed Taylor is conciliator for this committee. EPOl japer In A Goo G., Wednesday, Qcto FORT CASWEI A DESER] * Above left: Looking acr observation tower may be se the street in front of the offi es are of bridk. Above right: of the observation tower. Be officers' homes. The caretake deserted village which has several hundred people. Mouth Of Cape f By Histor Editors Note:?This is the third in a series of historical sketches being prepared for , The State Port Pilot by W. , H. Hood. The first was about ! i the Brunswick county court- , house and the second was | < about old Fort Johnson. I 1 J The first appropriation for the i construction of Fort Caswell was . under Act of Congress approved I ] March 2nd, 182& i. The actual budding of the Fort i was commenced by the Govern- i ment in the year 1826. It was re- i ported as about completed Oct- [; ober 20th, 1838, at a total cost of ! 5473,402.00. It was named Fort' ] Caswell by War Department or-1 ] der number 32 of April 18, 1833, < in honor of Richard Caswell, first i governor of North Carolina. ( The first brick for the con- i struction of Fort Caswell were i made on the shores of Waldon ; Creek in Brunswick county, about i four miles from Southport on the |; historical old stage route now | j known as the river road and on the lands of John McCrocker I; farm at what the old residents : call the brick yard. . The fort was in charge of Uni-1 i ted States Sergeant James Riley j at the beginning of the Civil! War. I Citizens Fund Growing Daily R. O. Johnson, chairman of the Citizens Fund Committee, appoin- j ted for the purpose of securing j ^ money with which to defray the necessary expenses of the Brunswick County-Southport Port Commission, reports that donations ire coming in daily. The huge thermometer erected Dutside the office of the Port City Civic club indicates the in- \ urease in funas as memoers or i Jie committee work toward their | \ joal of $1,000. Latest reports are! I :hat funds have passed the $400 j nark. End Of Jen: ette Tri That Of Fair Most of the spectators in I the court room Saturday night were under the impression that the Jenrette trial was drawing to a close 11 years to the day after the famous Stewart murder case, i But this was not a fact. Both cases were tried during the October term of court, both cases were concluded on Saturday and the verdict of the jury in both cases was returned on Sunday morning; but the Jenrette trial ended on October 6, six days short of 11 years after the Stewart case. The jury in the Stewart trial returned its verdict on Sunday morning, October 12, 1924. Judge Henry A. Grady, who presided over that term ordered the Sheriff to open court at 9:30 o'clock Sunday morning in order that the verdict might be received. The Stewarts were found I RTPIi id Community ber 9th, 1935 publish ? IS NOW  PEP VILLAGE [ oss the parade ground. The en. Below left: View down; cers residences. These hous: Looking east from the top low right: A view of other r is the only resident of this enough modern homes for i 'ear Guarded ical Fort Caswell c North Carolina was slow about seceding from the union and caused a great unrest among her coast citizens, who were afraid ] \ V> a Fodoral CnffDrnmont urould i VUV1U1 ?Y UUIU occupy Fort Johnson and Fort Caswell, these forts commanding J <; the main entrances to the Cape h Fear River. Fort Caswell was a | bastionel, masonry fort of great ? strength and was in good order, ? but had no mounted guns. In this i section the secessionists were in j ^ the majority, and early in 1861 v the "Cape Fear Minute Men" | were organized under the com-, j mand of John Hedrick. On January 10th Major Hedrick and his men descended on j c Fort Johnson and took possession sf all supplies. That same after noon Major Hedrick took twenty | of his command, reinforced by Capt. S. M. Thurston, commander nf the Smithville guards, and a number of his men and citizens Df Smithville, now Southport, all . acting as individuals only, and * proceeded to Fort Caswell across the bay, where they demanded and obtained surrender of the fort from the United States sergeant in charge. This was done before North Carolina seceded from the Union. g By an order from Governor ( (Continued on page five) r i Prisoners Taken ' To Penitentiary' 411 Prisoners Sentenced n Last Week By Judge Wil-1 liams To State Prison Were Taken To Raleigh f; Sunday ! E jtl All prisoners sentenced last j C veek by Judge Clawson h. Wil- j 1 iams to the state penitentiary 1< vere taken to Raleigh Sunday to I >egin their sentences. ii In addition to the new prison- j (Continued on page five) [ n - 1 C: ! T~ I* lai ommar i u ious Stewart Case" J hi guilty of first degree murder W and a few minutes later Judge Grady pronounced the sentence which later sent | j them to their death in the electric chair in the first father and son execution in the history of the state. Solicitor J. J. Burney, in ai his argument to the jury Sat- L urday night, said that the u Stewart trial had been con- S eluded exactly 11 years ago to the day. j tl Mention of the conviction | fi of C. W. Stewart and his son, ti Elmer Stewart, recalls the ! tl story, said to be an actual fact, that the moment that j1 the verdict of the jury was 11 announced in the Brunswick o county courthouse, the horn on an automobile in Wilming- t ton belonging to Leon Geor- \ d ger one of the men for whose a murder the Stewarts were c convicted, began to blow j \ without being touched. i ? LOT [ [ED EVERY WEDNESDAY Local Coolir Opened Foi On Monda * R TEACHERS MEETING HELD SATURDAY AT BOLIVIA SCHOOL A county - wide teachers meeting was held Saturday *morning at the Bolivia school at which time Miss Annie Mae p Woodside, county superintendent of schools, discussed a few of the plans for the year's work. Principals from all of the schools in the count}' reported a large enrollment and there , was hope that several additional teachers might be secur- ^ ed. k Another meeting will be held |? some time before Christmas, the date and place to be an- P nounced later. k tl tl Two Apply For ?j Truck Franchise 5 tl State Utilities Commission In Raleigh Monday Heari" Petitions From Two Com- h, panies To Operate Motor u Line 01 pi Members of the State Utilities, w Commission in Raleigh Monday; la leard the arguments of two ap- ?' ilicants to operate a motor ex-1e( iress line from Southport to Wil- te nington. !e: H. M. Shannon appeared in be- ai lalf of the W;:mington, Brursrick and Southport railroad. A fc epresentative of the Pierce- tc formy Duval Motor Express, of . fallsboro, asked for a franchise " wer the same route for that ompany. 11 Official Report ;* Of Grand Jury ' ~ # : t; Fudge Williams Praised The ti Members Of That Body d For Faithful Manner In Which They Discharged a Their Duties |fl ;n After hearing the report of the 81 frand jury made Friday, Judge li Clawson L. Williams thanked the | ^ nembers for their services and C( >raised them for the faithful nanner in which they discharged j he duties entrusted to them. Following is the report of this >ody: 'State of North Carolina, Brunswick County. I 8< In Superior Court i ri Co the Hon. Clawson L. Williams, tl Judge presiding: : 8< "We, the Grand Jury for the P1 all term 1935, Superior Court of irunswick County, convened at e< he courthouse in Southport, N. P' I., on Monday, September 30th, 935, respectfully submit the fol- oi >wing report: j m "We examined 14 bills, return- ai lg 12 true bills, 2 not true bills. cc "We have made three present- as lents. We have examined the ? Durthouse and found it in excel-; ~ nt condition and well kept. I "We have examined the county! Lil and found it in good condi-1 on and well kept. "We have examined the county ^ ospital and find it clean and ell kept, though in need ofj (Continued on page 8) j \ Mrge Enrollment I < For Local School ] Attendance figures made avail- ' ble this week by Principal C. A. 1 edford show that there is an nusually large enrollment in the ' outhport school this fall. The total number of pupils in le grammar grades is 282. The irst grade,. Miss Clyde Bryan eacher, is unusually crowded, here being 62 pupils in this room. In the high school there is a otal of 102 students with the 0th grade having an enrollment f 32. At least one new teacher is ladly needed to relieve the crowled conditions in the lower grades ind Miss Annie May Wocdside, ounty superintendent of schools, vas in Raleigh Tuesday to see ibout this matter. ' \ Vlost Of The News All The Time $1.50 PER YEAR Lg Plant r Business ty Morning efrigerator Truck Left On Monday Night With First Seafood Products From Southport Plant Of N. C. Fisheries, Inc. HAS. E. GAUSE IS MANAGER OF PLANT lant Now Specializing In Shipping Shrimp; Large Part Of Products Is Being Sold To Grocers Ready To Be Served The Southport plant of the forth Carolina Fisheries, Inc., egan operation Monday and lortly before midnight the first ruck load of seafood to be preared there moved out for marets in the piedmont section. Chas. E. Gause, manager of he local plant, said last night hat he was highly pleased with he results of the first two days perations. Bad weather made it npossible for any of the boats > make unusually large catches, fotwithstanding this fact, two uck loads of iced and packed sh and shrimp were prepared >r shipment on Tuesday. Most of the shrimp have been eaded and packed in ice fr>- every to retail merchants, some 1 the shrimp were boiled and icked and packed in gallon cans hich were buried in ice. This tter method is for the delivery fresh shrimp ready to be servi. Mr. Gause said that this lat r plan for handling shrimp is cpected to prove very popular nd he says that within a short ire many neop! - who nevgr be>rc servea'ahrfh'ip will add them > their regular menu. The rapid refrigerator truck devery service of the Fisheries or- * inization makes it possible for lerchants far from the sea coast > sell fish and shrimp the day fter they are caught. At the present time from 60 to 5 people are employed at the lant picking and shucking the irimp. These workers are rought in from out in the coun/ in order not to interfere with le pickers who work for the inependent dealers. Mr. Gause says that as long s there is a steady demand for -esh products, the canning equiplent will not be used. Should a urplus of fresh shrimp accumuite here they will be shipped to iorehead City and kept there in old storage. Hwo New Courses Proving Popular WAmp owinnmiw anH nnhlif* ;hool music, included in the circulum of the Southport school lis year after an absence of ;veral years, are proving highly apular with the students. Miss Myrtle Taylor is the home :onomics teacher and she has 42 ipils in her department. Miss Mae Ledford is in charge public school music. She is aking plans for a glee club of * ound 40 voices and in addition inducts class voice, and serves i instructor in violin and piano. Tide Table Following is the tide table For Southport during the next iveek. These hours are approximately correct and were furnished The State Port Pilot through the courtesy of the Cape Fear Pilot's Association. Sigh Tide Low Tide Thursday, October 10 5:40 a. m. 11:58 a. m. 8:01 p. m. Friday, October 11 6:30 a. m. 0:17 a. m. 6:53 p. m. 12:50 p. m. Saturday, October 12 7:18 a. m. 1:04 a. m. 7:42 p. m. 1:41 p. m. Sunday, October 13 8:06 a. m. 1:52 a. m. 8:32 p. m. 2:31 p. m. Monday, October 14 8:53 p. m. 2.38 a. m. 9:21 p. m. 3:21 p. m. Tuesday, October 15 9:42 a. m. 3:26 a. m. 10:11 p. m. 4:11 p. m. Wednesday, October 16 10:32 a. m. 4:18 a. m. 11:04 p. m. 5.04 p. ra.