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?umj0 PM?ts ma^e^ t
a Beaders in Brunswic
m County this week
first Annivt
Local CC(
I Celebrat
B>neral Manus McCIoskey,
Commander Of Fort
I Bragg, Was Princi
pal Speaker For The OcMsion;
Other Prominent
program For The Day In
eluded Inspection Of Fort
Caswell, Tour Of The
I Camp, Dinner In The
Mess Hall And
Dancing In The
genera! Manus McCIoskey. comof
Fort Bragg, was the
Kripa! sneaker at the ceiebraBrr
held Saturday upon the oc "L
0f the first anniversary of
establishment of Camp 427
K the Citizens Conservation
Bens at Southport.
I .i" well planned program was
Banied through without a single
Bfi a^' tlie celebration was
Ice of the most successful ever
?irpted here.
I During the afternoon the visit
: vrere taken over to Fort
Hcaswell for an inspection of that
jrorerty. Tins tour was conductBji
by Postmaster L. T. Yaskell,
H Caotain Bonner Bussels and C.
Ed Taylor. Members of the party
Irere particularly impressed with
H the General's explanation of tech
cica! points about the construc
ben of the fort.
^| At 6:15 o'clock about 100 in
-;ei quests assembled in the
l-fss hall. In addition to General
y. these included other
B?ih!r.ent out-of-town visitors
(Continued on Page 8.)
I Looking Over
I The Headlines
I News Events Of State,
I Nation and World-Wide
Interest During Past
III ednesday
President Franklin D. RooseI
velt win |and at Charleston, S.
I C, today (Wednesday) from
I As cruiser Houston following
I a four weeks vacation from the
I White House . . Hoover Lamm,
onw* sentenced to die in the
I electric chair when convicted
first degree murder, but lat
Iw paroled, shot and clubbed
his father Tuesday . . The
National Archives Building in
Washington is expected to be
completed early next month,
according to reports in the
morning paper . . The English
Parliament sent another plea
for peace to Mussolini following
their Tuesday session . . Governor
.J. C. B. Ehringhaus is
confined to his bed this week
with kidney trouble.
A tropical storm which swept
island of Jamaica Monday
caused damage estimated at
^ 500,000 . . Only one death
was reported . . Announcement
was made today that the comic
strip "The Gumps" will be con'inued
by Sidney Smith's assistants
. . Miss Ruth Nichols,
?ne of America's most famous
** air women, was critically
injured Monday when the plane
in which she and Captain Har1'
Hublich were traveling
Plunged to earth . . Captain
Hublich died of injuries sustained
in the accident . . There
s'ill was no report today of
e 37 English sailors of the
rcighter Yardulia who were
,rccd to take to lifeboats durj"?
a storm Sunday . .Earth
^aiors have been felt in the
Wcinity of Helena, Montana, for
t" Past ten days and considerable
property damage has reJN
from some of the more
"" "t disturbances.
Sidney Smith, cartoonist, who
auied fame as creator of the
s'rip "The Gumps," died
> Sunday morning in an
Continued on page 5)
! .
jrsary Of
Z Camp Is
ed Saturday
? i
If you are a student in one
of the schools in Brunswick
county don't be surprised if
your teacher appears to be in
an unusually pleasant frame
of mind this week. Checks totaling
more than $10,000 are
now being distributed to the
school teachers for their first
month's work.
Colored teachers, who began
their fall work before the
white schools were open, already
have received their
checks and all others will be
delivered before the end of
the week.
The $10,000 total does not
include checks to truck drivers
and janitors.
Gore Chairman
Education Board
Elected Wednesday Night
To Succeed U. L. Rourk
As Chairman Of Brunswick
County Board Of
At an organization meeting of;
the Brunswick County board of
education held here last Wednesday
night W. Claude Gore !
was elected chairman, succeeding
U. L. Rourk, who recently resigned
as a member of the board, j
Previosly, G. T. Reid, elected j
to replace Mr. Rourk on the!
board had been sworn in and
he assumed his official duties at
the Wednesday night meeting.
There was some discussion at
the meeting of the disposition to
be made of the old Southport
high school building. Bids for
tearing down and moving the
building have been received but
a WPA project for the construction
of two colored schoolhouses
is still pending and no action is
likely to be taken until there is
some final word from this project.
The board proposed to have the
building moved near Supply where j
it is to be used for the Royal
Oak and McCollie colored schools.
Outstanding Bit j
Of Social Work
Mrs. R. L. Johnson Raised
Funds Last Week To Purchase
Glasses For Two
Aged Inmates Of The
County Home
An outstanding bit of social
:? ? in CnnfhnArf
service uituucu m wvuw>|/V*v.
during the past week when Mrs. |
R. L. Johnson conducted a personal
canvass for funds with [
which to purchase glasses for two
aged inmates of the Brunswick i
county home.
Following is part of a letter
written by Frank M. Sasser, sup- ;
erintendent of public welfare, to
the editor of this newspaper in i
which he makes a report of this
unusual service on the part of
Mrs. Johnson:
"Mrs. R. L. Johnson, of South-1
port, wife of Sergeant Johnson,1
has recently become quite interested
in the condition of the inmates
of the Brunswick county
home, and has this week collec-1
ted from the citizens of the coun- j
ty enough money to buy glasses;
for three inmates of the county
"Mrs. Johnson worked alone In
(Continued on page five)
Malcom Frink Is
Much Improved
Friends of the family will be
glad to learn that Malcom Frink,
son of Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Frink, j
of Southport, has almost completely
recovered from the effects of
a fractured vertebrae suffered,
several weeks ago in an automobile
The young man was able to
go to Wilmington Tuesday afternoon
where an X-ray was taken
to determine just what progress
the break has made toward knitting
A Good News]
Southport, N. (
Big Increase In
Food And Feed
Crops In State
Unofficial Figures On The
1935 Farm Census Shows I
Million - Acre Gain In
Food And Feed Crops In
North Carolina
Statistics Show Little Change
In Number Of Mules,
20,000 Fewer Horses
But An Increase In
More than a million-acre in- j
crease in North Carolina feed
crops over that of five years ago
is shown by the preliminary summary
of the 1935 Farm Census
just released by William L. Austin,
Director, Bureau of the Census,
Department of Commerce.
This gain covered practically all
of the feed crops and most of
the crops planted for human consumption,
and was chiefly the re-'
suit of a reduction of about 670,000
acres in cotton and 200,0001
acres in tobacco.
Approximately 900,000 acres of
this increase is represented by
(Continued on page 8) '
Special Sessi
Court Is O
Judge W. C. Harris, of Rali
nor To Preside Over un
Monday, De
An order was issued las
Ehringhaus for a one-week
County Superior Court for tl
vene Monday, December 9,
Raleigh, presiding.
This special term was neces-:
sitated because of the large num- j
ber of criminal cases tried at I
the regular October term of court.;
Trial of these cases consumed j
the entire week and Judge Claw- j
son L. Williams was unable to
take up the civil docket.
The jury list for the special
term probably will be drawn by
members of the board of county
commissioners at their next re- i
gular meeting.
John Klein and Mrs. Dave
Jones, Rehabilitation officials for
this district, will be in the office 1
of County Agent J. E. Dodson
on Tuesday morning of each
County Agent J. E. Dodson |
says that there is already a 981
per cent sign-up in Brunswick |
county for a continuation of the i
tobacco program of the AAA j
during the next four years.
Dandis Formy Duval, cotton assistant
to the county agent in
Brunswick county, will be in the
office of County Agent J. E.
t-\?i WodnoadflV until
1/UUOVU ??
further notice.
Postal Receipts J
Nine Month
Postal receipts for the ,
Southport post office during I
the first nine months of this
year show an increase of
$624.55 over receipts during
the same period in 1934, according
to figures made public
this week by postmaster
L. T. Yaskell.
In keeping a record of the j
receipts for each month, the !
postmaster compares the fig- J
ures with those for the same )
month last year. Only once j
during the first nine months
of 1935 has there failed to be
an increase over the same
period last year. Receipts for
January, 1935, were $304.92
as compared with $316.79 for j
January, 1934, a decrease of
The greatest increase for a
single month was for May.
Figures for this year were
paper In A Go
Wednesday, Qctol
Several Traffic
Law Violations
Heard In Court
Three Defendants In Recorder's
Court Wednesday
Fined $5.00 And Costs
For Driving With Poor
One Case Of Drunk Driving
And Another For Speeding
By School House
Also Tried Before
Judge Rourk
The Recorder's Court docket
here last Wednesday was crowded
with cases growing out of the
violation of traffic laws.
Frank Walker, colored, pleaded
guilty of drunk driving. He was
fined $50.00, was required to pay
the costs in his case and his
driver's license was suspended
for 60 days.
Tom Hampton, colored, pleaded
guilty of driving with improper
lights on his automobile. He was
fined $5.00 and was required to
pay the costs in his case.
R. D. Skipper, white, pleaded
guilty to a similar charge and
'Continued on Page Eight.)
Lon Of
rderecl By
Tpl 1
eigh, Named 3y The Govere
Week Term Beginning
icember 9th
? *t4
t week by Governor J. C. B.
special term of Brunswick
le trial of civil cases to conwith
Judge W. C. Harris, of
The singing class of the
Oxford Orphanage will present
a program tonight (Wednesday)
at 8 o'clock in the Southport
high school auditorium.
The singers will appear tomorrow
night at the Shallotte
These boys and girls have
received musical training for
several years and the program
which they have prepared insures
a full evening's entertainment.
Their program at
Shallotte Thursday night is
their second appearance there.
Thieves Strip
Sawmill Belts
Thieves removed two expensive
belts from the machinery at the
Mercer Brothers sawmill near
Bolivia Sunday night and took
them and a steel cable. The loss
was estimated to be about $100.
This is the second time within
two years that equipment has
1 - '? ?? * ?> i-Vi i o oQiirmill hv
oeen stolen num una at* w ******
night prowlers.
ror First
is Show Increase
$409.28 as compared with
$277.93 for May, 1934, and increase
of $131.35.
Postal receipts are figured
upon basis of stamp sales
alone and do not include
money orders and other post
office sendees. Postmaster
Yaskell said that the increase
in money order business during
the first nine months of
this year had been in proportion
to the increase in
stamp sales.
According to the postmaster,
complete figures for the
year probably will show an
even greater increase over
last year's business than is
indicated in the report for
the first nine months. October,
November and December
always are the busiest months
in the post office and
October sales have already
exceeded those for last year.
od Community
?er 23rd, 1935 PUBList
Captain Tommie,
Served For Mat
'The Fact That He Is 67-1
Years-Of-Age Does Notj
Keep Captain Tommie !
From Taking His Regu- i
j lar Turn On Duty
Has Had Many Thrilling
Experiences And Three
Narrow Escapes From
Death; Recalls A
Few Early Hardships
Captain Tommie St. George,
the second oldest member. of the
Cape Fear Pilots Association,
| doesn't let the fact that he is
67-years-of-age keep him from
taking his regular turn boarding
i incoming vessels.
Captain Tommie, as he is affectionately
known, grew up in
1 Southport. He was filled with a
natural love for the sea and even
las a boy spent most of his time
on the water. He began his pilot's
apprenticeship when he was
1 17-years-of-age and received his
j pilot's license when he was 22.
He has served ever since in this
work, save for a few years spent
in the Coast Guard service.
Captain Tommie has seen great
changes take place in the pilot
business. For many years incom|
ing vessels were met outside the
bar with rowboats. Later these
were replaced by sailing boats
anu uiese in turn were ouppianI
ted by the speedy power boats
j which are now in use. During the
years he has been a pilot Captain
Tommie has seen the shipping
vessels change from sailing
schooners to modem steamships.
.! Three harrowing experiences
Debt Adjustment
Work Commences
W. Kerr Scott Of Haw River
Is Regional Chief In
Charge Of This Phase Of
This Phase Of Reeteettt
Resettlement Program
The work of the Resettlement
Administration's debt adjustment
unit in this state was formally
launched this week with announj
cement of the appointment of W.
Kerr Scott, Haw River, farmerstockman,
as regional chief in
! charge of the work in Kentucky,
'Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
and North Carolina.
Mr. Scott was formerly a memI
ber of the North Carolina Debt
Adjustment Commission. In his
new capacity he will work in
close co-operation with state director.
of Rural Resettlement and
will be directly responsible to
Homei H. B. Mask, Regional Director
of Rural Resettlement.
Mr. Scott, a graduate of North
> /~i 1: A
Carolina. oiaic VAJiicgc anu a iuimer
master of the North Carolina
State Gftmge, operates a large
livestock farm. He has been acI
tive for many years in agriculj
tural affairs and is thoroughly
I familiar with rural problems.
In his new work, Mr. Scott
will be assisted by five regional
specialists, one assigned to each
state in the region, who will act
in an advisory capacity to the
state rural resettlement directors.
These specialists, with their of- j
ficial stations are: C. N. Shaw,;
i Lexington, Ky.; Harry Watkins,!
Raleigh, N. C.; C. Nelson Beck,;
Charlottesville, Va.; G. L. Hively, [
Morgantown, W. Va.; Robert Sercey,
Nashville, Tenn.
Under these regional specialI
ists, district specialists have been
chosen who will co-operate closely
with the regional specialists in
coordinating the volunteer committees
in charge of farm debt
adjustment- activities.
The voluntary debt adjustment
program was initiated in 1933 by
the Farm Credit Administration.
Through co-operation with the l
governors of the various states, |
the services of 15,000 volunteer
workers were secured. They paid
their own expenses in bringing
creditor and debtor together in
preventing farm foreclosures.
Through their operations, agreements
were affected by which
150,^00 cases of farm debts were
composed and approximately half
a million persons were kept off
I the relief rolls.
Farm debt adjustment work
will be carried on throughout the j
nation with a $2,000,000 alloca,Continued
on Page Eight)
St. George Has
fry Years As Pilot
{ ; ?
| stand out in the memory of this
veteran pilot, for on that many
occasions he has been face to
i face with death at sea.
The first occurred a year before
he began his term as a pilots
apprentice. He was with his
brother, C. B. St. George, and S.
r> Mo?rtr?n u-hnn thev started
out to. the Norwegian barkentine
Gerbonen to put Captain Walker
I Newton aboard. At the bar the
boat was capsized by the heavy
sea and the four passengers clung
to the bottom until Captain Tom
i Harper came with the dredge
j Woodbury to their rescue. Captain
Newton was taken aboard
the barkentine from the dredge.
The second close call for Captain
Tommie occurred shortly after
he became ? licensed pilot.
(Continued On Page 4.)
Big Attractions
At Coastal Fair
Fair To Be Staged In Wilmington
During Week Of
November 4, Under Auspices
Of The American
Wilmington, October 22?Sponsored
for the first time by the
local American Legion post, the
Coastal Fair, scheduled for the
week of November 4, gives every
| indication of being the greatest
attraction of its kind ever presj
ented in this section of the state
Entries already received for the
1571 agricultural and industrial
j classes in which the association
will award prizes indicate that
; the fair will be something more
than a "carnival", though its
splendid entertainment features
i will assure plenty of clean, whole1
some amusement for the thou'
AvnA/tf a4 tA vHoIf
sanua Willi die cApeiwu w
the ground at Bellamy Park during
the week.
Officials of the fair association
have worked hard to present a
1 well-balanced program on which
educational features and amuseI
ment attractions will be mixed
! in the proper proportions.
On the educational side, the
I twenty departments have been
I placed in the hands of experienced,
capable directors and the
J finest group of exhibits ever
shown in this section is assured.
On the amusement side the fair
has obtained outstanding "free
act" attractions and a "Midway"
which will far outshine anything
ever attempted before and which,
at the same time, is absolutely
free from "gyp" joints and "peep"
"The Midway at Coastal Fair
will be really outstanding", said
L. E. Mansfield, entertainment expert
of long standing who has
been in charge of that feature of
the fair. "I have seen the state
fair and others this season and I
can sincerely say that the standard
shows of America, which will
be in Wilmington, will show you
(Continued on Page Eight)
Legion Meeting
On October 31st
An important meeting of the
Brunswick county Post 194,
American Legion, will be held in
the Brunswick county courthouse
at 8 o'clock Thursday evening,
October 31.
Commander R. C. St. George
requests that every world war
veteran, regardless of whether he
is a member of the legion, attend
this meeting.
.. 'V'Tmv'- I, '*
Most Of The News
All The Time
$1.50 PER YEAR
Sunday School
Convention In
Annual Session
Brunswick County Sunday
School Convention Met
Here Sunday As Guests
Of The Trinity Methodist
Church *
Good Attendance At Meeting
Held Here Sunday;
Interesting Program
Presented And New
Officers Elected
For Next Year
The annual convention of the
Brunswick County Sunday School
Association was held here SunI
day at the Trinity Methodist
i church. There were 228 registered
j attendants, representing a dozen
' Sunday schools of the county
I present for the convention and
the attendance banner was won
j by the Lanvalle Presbyterian Sun;
day school, which had 60 memi
bers present.
During the business session, C.
Ed Taylor, Southport attorney,
j was elected president of the association
for the coming year, sucI
ceeding J. A. Bodine. Other officers
elected were R. F. Lewis,
Bolivia; W. J. Purvis, Ash; and
D. G. Ellers, Leland, vice-presidents;
J. J. Hawes, Supply and
R. I. Mintz, Southport, secretaries.
The convention next year will be
at the Shallotte Methodist church.
In connection with the attendance
figures, there were 82 members
of the local Methodist Sunday
school present for the convention,
26 members from the
Baptist Sunday school and 12
from the Presbyterian Sunday
The song service by a iocal
choir, under the dlreetir-. of W.
, R. Dosher, of Wfnxittigtrfn, began
at 9:45 o'clock. The congregational
singing throughout the day 3
was one of the features of the
meeting. The first address was
by the Reverend J. D. Withrow,
(Continued on page 8)
Burial Flags
;| For Veterans
Postmaster L. T. Yaskell
Has Been Notified That
These Flags Are To Be
Available For Veterans
I With An Honorable DisII
Relatives of deceased honorably
i discharged war veterans may sei
cure burial flags to drape the
. casket provided application is
made prior to the actual burial
of the deceased veteran, according
to announcement received this
week by postmaster L. T. Yaskell.
It is the purpose and policy
of the Postmaster General and
the Administrator of Veterans'
Affairs to extend to relatives and
friends of deceased veterans the
least troublesome service possible
in connection with issues of burial
flags. It is the desire to construe
the Act of Congress liberally
in determining the right of an
(Continued on Page 8)
Tide Table
Following is the tide table
for Southport during the next
week. These hours are approximately
correct and were furnished
The State Port Pilot
through the courtesy of the
Cape Fear Pilot's Association.
High Tide Low Tide
Thursday, October 24
5:22 a. m. 11:41 a. m.
5:38 p. m. 11:49 p. m.
Friday, October 25
6:01 a. m.
6:20 p. m. 12:23 p. m.
Saturday, October 26
6:39 a. m. 0:27 a. m.
6:58 p. m. 1:02 p. m.
Sunday, October 27
7:15 a. m. 1:03 a. m.
7:36 p. m. 1:40 p. m.
Monday, October 28
7:50 a. m. 1:36 a. m.
8:13 p. m. 2:18 p. m.
Tuesday, October 29
8:25 a. m. 2:11 a. m.
8:51 p. m. 2:57 p. m.
Wednesday, October SO
9:02 a. m. 2:46 a. m.
9:31 p. m. 3:89 p. m.

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