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 |1.5<
BIX MONTHS 1.0<
(THREE MONTHS .71
Wednesday, October 16, 1935
Anyway, a prize fighter does have his
ups and downs.
When a man thinks that no one car
take his place, it usually is not long before
some one does take it.
Then again when a fellow gets back
on his feet it might be because he doesn't
have a pair of shoes.
Anybody will agree with you that the
"pay-as-you-go" plan works fine so long
as you're going to stay at home.
Everybody seems to know that there's
a war between Italy and Ethiopia but
Mussolini?to hear him tell it.
It is just as far from the top to the
bottom as it is from the bottom to the
top, but you skid faster than you can
Some parents are so busy teaching
their children dicipline that they lose
sight of the fact that the same results
may be obtained through love and respect.
We wonder if it takes as long to pin
up a new shirt at the factory as it takes
us to unpin one before we wear it the
Millions of people in the United States
now being educated to believe that someone
owes them a living are going to be
greatly disappointed when they discover
that nature doesn't recognize that theory.
If the tall weeds and bushes, which
grow on the inside of the curve which
the Wilmington highway makes at the
Sawdust Trail intersection, were cut it
might prevent a serious accident caused
by this blind corner.
We extend our congratulations to the
members of the staff of The Wilmington
Star-News for their fine 82-page Progress
Edition which was issued Sunday, two
days prior to the formal opening of their
new home in the Murchison Bank building.
The special edition was filled with information
of interest to citizens of the
entire lower Cape Fear section of North
Carolina and many copies no doubt will
be carefully preserved for future reference.
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Aiic new uuuuiiig ueeupieu uy mc twui
Wilmington newspapers represents the
last word in modern convenience and
these quarters are unsurpassed by any
North Carolina newspaper.
The Wilmington Star ser es a wide territory
and we wish the owners every success
in their effort to give the citizens of
this section of the state a better newspaper.
During the past six years, there have
been many efforts in the name of farm
Some of them have failed. Some have
been partially successful. Some are still
being weighed in the balance of achievement.
But one of the efforts, at least,
seems to have been entirely worthwhile
?that of promoting farmer-owned and
farmer-controlled agricultural co-operative
Government assistance was not responsible
for the creation of the principal coops.
It has, however, done much to accelerate
their growth, and to increase the
scope and effectiveness of their work.
That work constitutes one of the brightest
pages in the unwritten history of
American farming. Each year has seen
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steady increases in the number of farmers
enrolled in co-ops?and in the volume
of goods of all kinds handled by the co,
ops. Each year has seen definite progress!
toward establishing a closer relationship!
" between supply and demand, and toward
obtaining for the farmer a fairer share
of the final selling price of what he produces.
This represents real and penna
> nent achievement that promises great re-j
) suits for the future.
High Cost Of Living
The high cost of food has become a
center of controversy throughout the nation.
At the height of depression, which
" occurred in the late summer of 1932,
foods were almost unbelievably cheap.
Thereafter a slow and natural rise set in,
l until, in the late summer of 1933, foods)
were higher than in the preceding year,
but were still very cheap. In the year following
the rise continued slowly?and
then went into a zoom. At the present
time, while foods are still a little cheaper
than in the years immediately preceding
1929, their prices are so much above the
depression level that the American housewife
is beginning to complain in no uncertain
terms. Today she must pay $1.59 for
what she could have bought for $1.05
two years ago.
1 While there may be some justice in the
complaint of the city housewife who has
seen her food bills skyrocket, residents
of the rural sections should be, for the
most part, independent of the higher
prices. Summer and winter gardens, canned
fruits and vegetables, home grown
pork, dairy and poultry products just
about round out the food needs of the
average rural family.
If it so happens that home supply does
not meet the requirements of home de
mand, nothing will bring about a balanced
farming program any quicker than
the rising prices of food.
The uukept, run-down appearance of!
the grounds about Fort Johnson has caused
considerable concern recently to civic
minded citizens of Southport.
The garrison and the grounds about it;
I has been for a number of years the chief >
center of interest for visitors here. While
in charge of the War Department the
property was maintained in good repair
and the appearance of the grounds wasj
attractive at all times. Several weeks ago|
this property was turned over to the Bu-!
j reau of Lighthouses. Since that time the j
, building has been unoccupied and grass
and weeds have been allowed to grow
We hope that this apparent neglect
was only during the period that the transfer
was being made and that when the
Bureau of Lighthouses actually begins to
use the building the entire property will
continue to be, as it has been, the show
place of Southport.
Not Much Time Left
Attention of Brunswick county motorists
is called to the- fact that only a short
time remains in which to secure a driver's
license without cost. If application is !
made before November 1st, there will be '
no charge. Licenses granted after that
date will be issued at a cost of $1.00
A law passed during the last session of
the North Carolina Legislature makes it
compulsory that all operators of motor
! vehicles secure a driver's license. There
are two classes of licenses, for civilian
drivers and for chauffeurs. This latter
! group includes all persons who are employed
for the principal purpose of opeI
rating a motor vehicle to carry persons or
The only ones exempt from obtaining a1
driver's license are: Drivers of motor
vehicles owned by the U. S. Army, Marine
or Navy Corps; persons temporarily'
driving road machines, farm tractors,
: etc.; non-resident operator to whom a
. license from another state has been issued
and who is over 16-years-of-age; )
non-resident chauffeur to whom a license
has been issued from another state and
who is over 18-years-of-age; any other)
non-resident over 18-years-of-age who is
from a state that does not issue driver's
licenses, provided his vehicle is duly re!
gistered in his home state.
If you haven't already done so, write
today for your license and help complete
the records of the Highway Safety Division
of the Repartment of Revenue.
>ORT PILOT, SOUTHPOm
Washington, Oct. 16.?Thund
; across the seas continues to r
verberate through business, fina:
ce, agriculture and diplomac
Hearkening back to pre-war da?
of 1916 brings the recollectic
I that a single incident may I
magnified into a burning intern
tional issue. The traditional pc
icy of protecting American liv
and property in war zones m?
provoke a quick departure fro
the prevailing policies of isol;
tion. Some observers believe thi
modification or abandonment <
the present neutrality polk
j would be a signal for a rapid rii
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excitement of war-boom prici
Reports reaching government o
ficials are to the effect that spe>
ulators acting under the war ii
fluence are making heavy advai
ce purchases. Efforts of agita
tors and foreign government t
draw this country into a stron
intervention position have bee
blocked for a spell, but it is
question of how long the unruJ
fled attitude can be maintained.
The situation within our bo)
ders is equally complicated. It i
reliably reported that billions c
private capital is kept aloof fror
useful purposes because of cor
tinued political uncertainty. Lead
ers of industry were not at a!
convinced of the broad hit of
"breathing spell" from new an
novel governmental regulator
measures as publicized in th
Roosevelt-Roy Howard letter
early in September. Recent de
velopments within Administratio:
circles have buttressed the sua
picion that the intermission i
nothing more than a chance t
draft additional recovery meas
ures contemplating legislativ
strait-jackets for industry and fi
The call for a conference sen
out to 5,000 selected spokesme:
for management and labor unde
the auspices of the skeletonize*
remnant of NRA is considered, i:
many quarters, as a direct re
pudition of the assurances give:
in President Roosevelts' letter t
Publisher Howard to the effec
that business would be allowe
to proceed in orderly fashio:
without fear of a government bin
dgeon. The sophisticated view i
founded on well-defined informs
tion that the Administration wi
use this meeting in the light c
a ratification for reviving NRj
and circumvent the ban of th
Supreme Court in the noted Sch
echter poultry case. Major Geoi
ge Berry, newly appointed NRj
chief, is a veteran labor leade
who collaberated with the Whit
House since the inception of th
Blue Eagle idea. The NRA chief
tain has political ambitions rang
ing from the Vice-Presidentia
nomination to the presidency c
the American Federation of La
bor. Therefore, his tactics in at
tempting' to revitalize the NRj
are subjected to close scrutin;
not alone from employers, bu
within trade union ranks. If th
reaction against this Berry rail;
is sufficiently vocal the chance
are that a general assembly ma;
be called off. It is reported tha
a definite plan for a revised NRj
is already held in secret files.
Politically-minded labor lead
ers and industrialists are endea
voring to weigh the import o
Secretary of Labor Perkins
speech before the annual conven
tion of the American Federatioi
of Labor. Unionists are worrie
at the hint of a new trend ii
which the Administration ma;
ask them to assume a large
share of responsibility in exchan
ge for encouraging labor legisla
tion approved by the New Dea
Changes in the relationship wit!
the Federal government are anti
cipated as an outgrowth of th
Cabinet officials contention, "I
labor's rights are defined by lav
and by government, then certaii
obligations will, of course, be ex
pected of wage earners." This ut
terance foreshadows a limitatioi
to the freedom from responsibil
ity which legislation has given th
organized labor groups. Th
thought of compulsory arbitra
tion is not palatable to unionist
who use the strike as a weapoi
to force bargains.
Surveys showing bumper crop
has inflamed consumer group
against the rising tide of price
for essential foodstuffs and othe
commodities. The Federal agen
cies leading with farm product
in particular are trying to bea
down the charge that increase
living costs are attributable t
artificial formulas. The Agricul
tural Adjustment Administratio:
has been under the heaviest fir
and are expected to make goo
their promise to suspend crop
control policies if prices continu
to sky-rocket. While many farm
ers are happy in receiving direc
bounties from the Federal govern
ment, the non-benefit class feel
that the consumer resentment i
unfair. Marked changes in cro]
limitation plans are forecast fo
the next session of Congress.
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a Another warning to state and "
d local government that they can C
y no longer lean on the central t
e government's shoulder in financ- h
s ing relief has been sounded by h
Frank C. Walker, dirctor of the r
n National Emergency Council, fi
Walker, a close adviser to the u
? President, has stated that it is is
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p the burden. And, the problem
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Governor Earle tells the
t and surprise, about "the
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seople's eyes and ears, and
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power would not last six
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