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    I The Pilot Covers
I Brunswick County
t^MEElGHT NO. 47
Wfk Forces Are'
Lking For Reali
ferry ChristmI
Itot Ten Per Cent In-!
/crease In Wages Has
Made Them Happy As1
/jjjg Holiday Season A p.,
/proaches j
i are now at work
D"~r* Offered
V England
I An unpretentious freighter
I 'As taking Col. Charles A. j
Lindbergh and his family to a
II self-imposed exile abroad
1because, friends said, of
I "Kbiesa and a growing apI
tension over the safety of I
I 3 year old son, Jon. Close
mends of Colonel Lindbergh
I * Engiewood, N. J., where he
with his family, stated
I ^Equivocally that the famous
I er was taking up residence
131 England to escape increasI
cS'y ominous threats of kidl^PPrng
against little Jon.
tilled I
I ^nator Thomas D. Schall,
*&nesota republican. died
I 5- in a hospital the victim of
I h,lra*ff'c accident. Despite the
I of blindness, the 58I
ed ?i(i Minnesotan had servI
vj. ost two decades in the
I v' and senatc. with the last
I uuta- "VCars sP?tlighted by his
I to* ervinS and vigorous con
P.^atl0n of policies of the
I Velt administration.
I "^ued oa Page Four.)
J Have wv??
lobs, Says Caldwell, Dis- j
|? Director, And If
I They Are Not WorkI
ing Are Unable Or
I Unwilling
Lyottenlle. Pec 23 ?With the !
0f shorter hours and a j
cent increase in their;
Eritv wage amounting to an
E|>' twenty-two percent inEe
in hourly wage, nearly j
ftlVPA workers in Brunswick
Etv looked forward today toj
Et will be the first merry ;
Erfmas in years for many of
fork has been progressing
Ely. New projects have been
Euiie up. and workers' checks |
E been getting to them on1
E With eight projects in opeKK
throughout the county,
Ever. WPA officials predicted 1
I the federal works program
probably reached its peak of
Elpyment for the time being..
Envrhile the 450 WPA workEin
Brunswick county could
E forward to steady work at
higher wage when their three |
E Christmas holiday is over,
ft the ten counties of the 4th
Strict approximately 5000 men
women are at work on nearIt
hundred WPA projects. With
I reception of a very small per- j
Et^e. all are members of for- j
ft relief families. "There are '
some relief clients in the
Er.ct who are not working," |
ft Robert D. Caldwell, district |
WA director, "but we have of-;
ftc jobs to all of them. Those
ft are not working either are I
able or willing to work or I
* ?
(have otner employment.
Asked concerning the delay in
[ arrival of pay checks for
PA workers, Caldwell said,
be problem was never acute
wsghout the district as a
(Continued on Page four)
little Bits
Of Big News
Ntw? Events Of State, j
Nition and World-Wide
Interest During Past
fourteen persons met death
? the icy waters of the Appomattox
river Sun. when an
Atlantic Greyhound bus plun-1
W through an open draw- j
tod&e. All the bodies had been j
Wavered late Monday. The '
ted. twelve of which had not j
ten identified, were nine
" ite men, and two negro
the driver, L. G. Alford, !
"J J- B. Belch, of Hopewell, j
"'to escaped from the bus [
rescued, but later died.
Gurganeous Is
1 Bound Over To
Superior Court
Wilmington Man Who Was
Driver Of Automobile In
Collision With Negro
Given Hearing Wednesday
Docket Filled With Cases
Which Had Been Postponed
For Two Previous
Weeks; Unusual
Run Of Cases
Floyd Gurganeous, Wilmington
white man, was bound over
to Superior Court under a bond
of $1,000 following a hearing on
Wednesday before Judge Peter
Rourk on a charge of reckless
operation of a motor vehicle resulting
in the death of a person.
Raymond Bryant, colored, of
Bolivia, was the victim of this
accident, which occurred several
weeks ago on highway 20 between
Bolivia and Bell Swamp
So crowded was the Recorder's;
Court docket that two days were
required to dispose of the cases, j
Harry Little, white, pleaded
guilty to a charge of passing a
school bus while it was unloading i
children and was taxed with the1
cost in the case.
Homer Sherrill and Bill Mc- j
Call, white, pleaded guilty of ope-1
rating an automobile with a defective
steering gear. They were
required to pay the officer's fee j
and to make restitution to Benn.e
Williams and R. W. Davis, i
whose automobile they struck. |
The case against R. K. Thompeon
white, for assault, was nol
pro'sSed and the costs were taxed
against the prosecuting witness. I
Daniel Hobbs, colored, was
found not guilty of assault.
Katherine Hobbs, colored, pleaded
guilty of assault and was
given SO days in jail, this sentence
being suspended upon payment
of the costs.
(Continued on page 5)
License Plates
Cheaper In 1336
Reduction Of Some 25 Per
Cent Extended To Car
Owners This Year;
Trucks And Trailers The
A fluctuating reduction, depending
upon the weight of a
car, has been extended on automobile
license plates for 1936,
which went on sale Monday
morning here.
The reduction in some instances
remains as much as 25 per
cent. For instance, the lighter
Fords, Plymouths, and a few
others have been reduced as low
as $10.40, from the $13.60 charged
last year.
No reduction has been made
on truck and trailer licenses,
Mrs. Anne Talbott, in charge
of the White ville bureau, said
that sales were slower than usual
this year, an<J that during the
first four days the bureau has
been open, only slightly over 300
plates have been delivered.
Bachelor Farmer
Dies In Hospital
David Duncan Beck, forty year
old Brunswick bachelor farmer,
died in the Brunswick hospital
early Sun. morning after an illness
of about one year. He is survived
by four brothers, Albert,
George, Joe and Alex Beck. Burial
took place Monday morning
in the Town Creek township.
Two Couples Get
Marriage Licenses
Marriage licenses were issued
to the following white couples
during the past week from the
office of R. I. Mintz, Register of
Deeds for Brunswick county:
j Hazel Smith, Bolivia, to Presj
ton A. Savage, Wilmington; Jessie
Mae Strickland, Southport, to
Elwood T. Greene, Albemarle.
The Pickett home on Howe
Street is being repaired and soon
will be repainted.
A Good News]
>AY Southport, N.
Ulernj C
C rvt i
Over \
Local Quint Outplayed Vis
Slow Contest In The S
Avenges Eai
Dead set upon avenging
at the hands of the Wilmin
Southport lads played a sloi
nesday night in the local g;
visitors by a score of 22 to !
Less than a week before Wil-*
mington had defeated the-* local j
lads 13 to 11 on the Wilmington,
p;a> was slow during the first
half and the score at intermis- [
sicn was 7 to 4, in favor cf
Scuthport. In the last half the j
home town boys turned on the j
steam and pulled away to a decisive
victory. i
Hubbard and Watson led the ;
scoring for the winners. The de- j
fensive play of the entire Southport
team was outstanding. Horton,
Wilmington forward, was
best for his team.
The line-up for Southport was,
[Watson, Jones, Hubbard, Hickman.
Jelks and Willing; for Wilmington,
Andrews, Horton, Hen- i
derson, Robbinson, Marshburn
and White.
I ~ I
Program For The!
Baptist Church
1 Christmas Pageant, "The,
I Star Garden," Will Be
Presented On Christmas <
Night At The Local Bap-1
tist Church
A Christmas pageant, "The
Star Garden;" will be presented
at the Baptist church on Christmas
night at 8 o'clock .The pro-1
gram is as follows: Instrumental
solo: Mayzel Lewis; Hymn, "Joy
to the World," congregation;
! Prayer, Rev. T. H. Biles; AnI
nouncements, Rev. T. H. Biles;
i Recitation, "Merry Christmas,"
Wiley Biles.
(Continued on Page four) j
Milady's Mink Coa
From The Wil
You may have been sitting
in some ritzy theatre in New
York's famous Times Square,
or in a swanky restaurant
and supper club in the same
district, and noticed the gorgeous
fur wraps which encase
the frame of some orchid
wearing, diamond bedecked
lady of twenty, forty
or sixty.
You, like we, may have 1
marvelled at the beauty of
the beautiful evening wraps,
little dreaming that they
might have come from the
I wilds of our own native heath
. . Brunswick county.
The raccoon coat which
President Roosevelt wears,
the mink the First Lady often
uses, may have all had
their origin no other place
than Brunswick county.
Hie reason: Hundreds up\
few weens, pnes 01 tuicu
pelts have been seen in several
stores whose owners
serve as local buyers. To the
unpracticed eye, Brunswick
county furs appear to be of
fine quality and apparently
have been well cured.
paper In A Go
C., Wednesday, Dec
Joys Win
itors Wednesday Night In
iouthport Gymnasium;
-lier Defeat
! ari earlier defeat suffered
igton high school boys, the
at and cautious game Wedpmnasium
to turn back the
Jack Frost beat Santa Claus
to town by two days as Southport
and surrounding countryside
shivered under a silver
blanket of ice.
Friday marked the first day
of this unusual cold spell, and
the thermometer continued to
drop Saturday. On Sunday,
rain began to fall about noon
and freezing temperature
changed it to ice as fast as
it fell.
Branches of the stately live
oak trees that line the streets
of Southport were bent almost
to the breaking point, but
warmer weather Monday melted
a lot of the Ice before any
damage resulted.
Old citizens of the town declare
that this is one of the
worst freezes to occur locally
in many a year.
Tobacco Contracts
Must Be In Jan. 1
Sign-up for the new tobaccc
contracts must be completed be
fore January 1, according to in
formation received this weel
from the office of County Ageni
J. E. Dodson.
Contracts and transmitta
sheets will be mailed to Raleigt
immediately after the closing
date of the sign-up.
it May Have Come
Ids Of Brunswick
on hundreds of such pelts,
raccoon, opossum, mink, weasel,
fox, . . . yes, and even
skunk, otherwise known as
pole cats, are shipped from
this county each year to the
New York market.
The fur industry has reached
amazing proportions in
Brunswick county. Some of
the more precious pelts bring
very good prices, so that
many hunters realize lively
compensation from this form
of sport.
In traveling around over
the county during the past
1 - - ' - ? * J
od Community
member 25th, 1935 PUBLI'
Shrimpers Ask
That Survey Be
Made of Wrecks
To Ask Congressmen Clark
And Barden To Aid In
Securing Appropriation
To Have Wrecks Located
And Marked
Added Advantage Of SurIvey
Would Be The Improved
Fishing For
Sportsmen, Who Fish
About The Wrecks
Two different sets of petitions
i have heen nrenared askine Con
j gressman J. Bayard Clark, of
I this district, and Congressman
(Graham A. Barden, of the third
j district, to secure an appropria!
tion that will enable the U. S.
(Department of Commerce to conIduct
a survey of the Southport
shrimping grounds.
The purpose is to locate all old
wrecks and if they are too large
to be removed, mark them with
, | floating buoys. This will enable
I the shrimp trawlers to avoid
I these menaces and avoid the
great yearly loss in time and
! destruction of nets. Large rocks
jal30 will be marked; minor snags
i and other obstructions will be
pulled out and removed.
Such an undertaking would J
1 save many thousands of dollars j
I to the fishermen each season and
(increase the individual production
| by allowing the boats to work
I without interruption when the
i weather permits.
Another advantage from such
i a survey is that with the wrecks j
and rocks marked the sports j
fishermen will be able to reacuiy
!locate such spots' and probably
j double the average catches. It is
a well known fact that game
| fish congregate around wrecks by
1 the thousands, and when a party
of sportsmen are able to locate
lone of these places out in deep
[water they always bring in a big
j catch.
The interest of Congressman
Barden lies in the fact that from
! 50 to 100 boats from Carteret
j county and other points in his
district come here each year to
fish for shrimp. Being even less
acquainted with the location of
| the wrecks than the local fish[
ermen, these up-state boatmen
are constantly suffering heavy
damage to their nets. During the
j past season one Carteret county
| fisherman had four brand new
nets torn completely from his
j boat and lost. He had others
damaged and became so disheartjend
with his losses that he quit
| operations and returned home.
Local Observance
Of Jackson Day
'|R. I. Mintz, Chairman Of
Rnintwirlr Cftlintv YoUnfiT
' Democratic Club, Will
Arrange Program For
January 8th
c ~
t Forty-eight states were massing
| today behind a nation-wide drive
: to make the coming Jackson Day
' I dinner, January 8, 1936, the
l! greatest demonstration in the
j | history of the Democratic party,
| according to word received from
_ I Chairman James A. Farley of the
(Democratic Committee, by R. I.
i I Mintz, President of the Bruns'
| wick county Young Democratic
! Club.
[ Mr. Farley and Frank Wickhem,
national president of the
Young Democratic Clubs of Ame1
rica, sent word to Mr. Mintz that
there is every indication that
(Continued on Paee 4)
Patrolmen To Be
Here Saturdays
Announcement was made last
(week that members of the North
Carolina State Highway Patrol
will be here each Wednesday
morning for the purpose of givI
ing examinations for drivers 11(censes.
Later orders from state
(headquarters make it necessary
to change the day to Saturday.
Applications for taxi and for
I hire lisense will also be handled
by patrolmen while in SouthIport.
These applications must be
made to the patrolmen, who will
Iturn them in to the state department
after due examination.
Most Of The News
All The Time
$1.50 PER YEAR
Inquest Started
In Death Of Boy
Killed Saturday
Earl Cook, 20-Year-Old Son
Of Mr. And Mrs. Dan
Cook, Of This County,
Shot Saturday Afternoon
Coroner's Jury Met Monday
But The Verdict Was
Held Open Until Fur4.1
I l! 4-'
iner investigation
Burgaw, Dec. 23.?A Pender
county coroner's jury's verdict in
the death of Earl Cook, 20-yearold
son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan
Cook, of Brunswick county, whose
shot-riddled body was found lying
yesterday morning in the low
lying section of Pender county
across the Cape Fear river from
the point where Columbus, Brunswick
and Pender counties meet,
was held open today after the
jury had heard a number of witnesses
The case is being held open
pending the possible discovery of
further evidence by Brunswick
county officers.
Coroner M. O. Pope, of Pender
county, tonight said evidence
at the inquest showed the boy
had come to death from shot gun
wounds received accidentally at
his own hands. It was indicated
he said, the boy had hit a hog
he was trying to take home in
the head with the gun and the
shell exploded.
Contrary to previous reports
that the boy was shot in the
back, Mr. Pope said the shot entered
the abdomen, and that the
muzzle of the gun was close to
his body at the time of the shot,
this being indicated by extensive
powder burns.
Explaining the fact the gun
was found several yards from the
boys' body. Coroner Pope said it
was indicated the boy had crawled
some distance toward the
boat, in which he had previously
crossed the river, before he
| as saying the pair had been
'drinking heavily at that time.
When the car was righted it
I was headed toward Wilmington.
Climbing in, the men drove off,
turning the car over again about
ia mile from the first accident.
Garrison died instantly of a
traumatic shock, according to an
autopsy performed Sunday night
j by Dr. William S. Dosher, of
Ebert was lodged in jail Sunday
night in Southport in default
of $1,500 bail, set by District Solicitor
John J. Burney. He is
charged with manslaughter.
Funeral services for Garrison
I were conducted Tuesday morning
;at 11 o'clock from the home by
Rev. J. S. Crowley. Interment
was made in Oakdale cemetery.
Garrison is survived by his
widow, Mrs. Minnie Brown Garrison,
four daughters, Mrs. D. G.
Register, Mrs. R. A. Burnette,
\f ro XT'"irorotto flra n t oil r-.f \XTi 1
I i'u o. \JIuiib, an ui f w 11mington,
and Mrs. G. E. Berger,
of Pottsville, Pa., a sister, Mrs.
F. L. Mintz, two brothers. Horace
and Frank Garrison, of Wilming,
He had been employed as electrician
by the Tide Water Power
Company for the past 25 yean.
Naugatuck May
Be Replaced By
President's Boat
From Unofficial Source It
Is Learned That The
Only Coast Guard Boat
Not Assigned Duty Now.
Is Cowuga
^ Recently A Larger Boat
j Has Been Turned Over I
To Him; Meanwhile,
The Naugatuck Is
Standing By
Official information from Coast
| Guard headquarters at Norfolk is j
| to the effect that the cutter Nau-1
' gatuck is being held there with j
i its regular crew in charge, pend-;
-C7- ing
the receipt of Naval orders
and the Naval crew that will [
take charge of her.
From another source comes in-;
formation that the Cowuga, a
Coast Guard boat which has
J been assigned to the use of Pres- J
[ ident Roosevelt for the past three j
j years, appears to be the only
boat available for duty at Southport.
The Coast Guard assigned
President Roosevelt a bigger boat
three or four weeks ago and the j
Cowuga went back into service
but has not yet been commissioned
or assigned to duty at any,
point. The report received here
was to the effect that there was
a strong possibility of the Cow- j
uga being assigned here.
The Cowuga is 125 feet long, |
25 feet longer than the Nauga-;
tuck. The Naugatuck, based here;
the past year and a half, was a
special type of Coast Guard Cut- j
ter, described by Norfolk as the
best in the service. She is one of
a fleet of thirteen boats, built j
for and used as a rum chaser
fleet on the west coast previous;
to repeal.
It is understood that the Nau- j
gatuck, and her twelve sister \
ships of her type, will be used
to form a fleet of small Naval
; ships, based somewhere on the i
j Pacific coast.
Wilmington Man
Dies In Wreck
John Dudley Garrison Died
Of Traumatic Shock Sunday
When Car Skidded
On Icy Road And Overturned
Sleet-covered roads in Brunsiwick
county resulted in the death
j of one motorist Sunday when
John Dudley Garrison, 59-yearold
Wilmington man was instantly
killed about 11:30 o'clock as
j the automobile in which he was
riding overturned between Bell
Swamp and Bolivia on the Southport
road. Harry W. Ebert was
the driver.
Garrison's death occurred in j
[the second turn-over in which he
I was involved Sunday morning,
j Traveling toward Southport the
Ebert car in which he was a passenger,
turned over and was j
righted with the help of several
people who lived nearby. Thesej
peoDle were Quoted Sunday night
The wounded hog was found
Upon killing the hog and skinIning
its head, the coroner said,
jit was found, contrary to reports
the hog had been shot with a
.22 caliber rifle, that it came to
jits death from a blow from the
stock of the gun.
According to testimony at the
inquest, he said, the boy had left ,
his home early Saturday afternoon
and came to his death
about 3:00 or 4:00 o'clock that
afternoon. His body was found
by an uncle, a Mr. Cook who is
said to be connected with the
highway department in Brunswick
county, about 10 o'clock
Sunday morning. A search for
the boy was begun when he did
not return home Saturday night
Funeral services for young
Cook were held Tuesday afternoon
at 3:00 o'clock at the late
residence near Acme by the Rev.
H. S. Strickland. Interment was
made in Goshen Chapel cemetery.
He is survived by his parents,
two sipters, Misses Mary Elizabeth
and Eunice Cook, and three
brothers, Daniel J. Cook, Jr., J.
W. Cook and Frederick P. Cook,
all of Acme.
Tide Table
Following is the tide table
for South port daring 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
Wednesday, December 25
7:04 a. m. 0:46 a. m.
7:34 p. m. 1:38 p. m.
Thursday, December 26
7:50 a. m. 1:31 a. m.
8:20 p. m. 2:23 p. m.
Friday, December 27
8:33 a. m. 2:18 a. m.
9:08 p. m. 3:07 p. m.
Saturday, December 28
9:18 a. m. 3:06 a. m.
9:55 p. m. 3:52 p. m.
Sunday, December 29
10:07 a. m. 3:58 a. m.
i 10:47 p. m. 4:39 p. m.
Monday, December SO
10:56 a. m. 4:53 a. m.
11:40 p. m. 5:28 p. m.
Tueeday, December 81
11:51 a. m. 5:52 a. m.
8:20 p. m.

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