THE STATE PORT PILOT i
Southport, N. C. (
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY
JAMES M. HARPER, JR., Editor j
tared aa second-class matter April 20, 1928, at
the Post Office at Southport, N. C., under
the act of March 3, 1879. j (
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^JL^NATIONAL EDITORIAI ,
Wednesday, December 25, 1935 *
By doing what you are supposed to do
you may hold your own, but it is by do-!e
ing the extra things that you will get V
There was a 'touching' Christmas card ^
in all the post office boxes this week ^
from Postmaster Yaskell?Box Rent Due. |?
Then there is the stoiy of the man who r
was afraid to move his wife to Southport ?
because he thought the seagulls werej
You have missed the Christmas spirit u
entirely if you don't get more real pleas- N
ure from giving than you do receiving. a
Should Be Protected f(
We join with many local citizens in the a,
sincere hope that the Naugatuck, coast !c]
guard cutter which last week was transferred
to the U. S. Navy, soon will be re-! oj
placed at her former base in Southport ^
by a vessel her size, or larger. 'tj
The transfer of the Naugatuck was no
act of officials of the coast guard service.!
They, better than anyone else, appre-'j.
ciate the strategic location of the South- ^
port harbor in regard to protecting this1 -j
section of the Atlantic coast. 1
At this stormy season of the year, there! ^
is real need of replacement as quickly as i
possible. Letters from local citizens to ,.
Congressman J. Bayard Clark and offi-j~
cials in charge of the coast guard service
will help bring quick action in this mat-!,,
Christmas' Gift jj!
We praise the plan carried out in the'jr
Christmas chapel program by students 2
and teachers of the Southport high school
Friday in the final assembly period before
Instead of drawing names and giving ^
presents to classmates, each child brought
gifts to be placed on the Christmas tree ^
for others whose parents are not able to 1
provide the added joys of the season. The *
final distribution of these gifts was made
by Mrs. Lou H. Smith, county nurse. ,
Broken toys that have been given by
boys and girls of this county to Mrs.
Smith have been mended and repainted
by her husband, Fred Smith, and his
helpers. These, too, will help bring joy ^
to many children who, otherwise, would ^
find Christmas a barren day indeed. ^
We like to hear of thoughtfulness like n
this, for all who have had a part in these
kind deeds will receive an added blessing .
on Christmas day. 11
Dangerous accidents usually reach a ^
peak during the holiday season. Reckless- ^
ness has no place in the proper celebra- ^
tion of Christmas, so do your part to r
make this a safe yuletide. r
Firecrackers are much more fun at a ^
safe distance, so don't think you are being
original when you muffle the report
of one in a tightly closed fist. The start- j
led jump of a frightened playmate when (
a firecracker goes off under his feet will ]
not be worth his agony, nor your remorse, ,
if powder burns result in tetanus.
Minutes you may save by rushing mad- \
ly about during the holidays in your au- ]
tomobile will be paid for many times if ,
a tire blows out, or the car fails to take a ,
curve, and you have to stay in the hos- |
pital until the middle of next month. (
Then, too, there is the hazard of little j
children who will be trying out their new j
wheel-toys on the paved highway. Christ- s
mas for too many people will be ruined
if you hit one of them. (
Don't play a part in an "unloaded gun" (
tragedy. The one whose brains are blast- ,
ed all over the room really gets off light- s
er than the accidental gunman, who must (
lear the dying gurgling groans and wat;h
the last fitful writhing. Strangely
;nough, an affair of this kind puts a damper
on the Christmas season for everyjody
in the community.
Be sensible, be practical. Make this a
Christmas holiday season free from accilents.
Good Teeth?Good Health
To us there is something pitiful in the
'act that so many people must learn upon
heir first visit to the dentist's office that
heir teeth are causing rheumatism, or
>ther serious illness, and that all of them
nust be extracted at once.
To this may be traced much of the
(xaggerated horror of a visit to a dentist,
^s a matter of fact, preventative dentisry
is not painful, and that is the kind
hat has a chance to help you most. Memiers
of the profession have decreed that
i is unethical for a dentist to advertise,
r to otherwise solicit business. We comlend
to you the advice of a well-known
adio program whose parting advice each
veiling is "Brush your teeth twice each
ay; visit your dentist twice a year."
Perhaps members of the younger gen"nK"n
omorfpr than their elders
lauuii n HI WV
bout this matter of oral hygiene. A reglar
staff of dentists is employed by the
forth Carolina State Board of Health,
nd these men are busy all seasons of the
ear giving examinations and suggestions
>r correction before it is too late.
Last year during the month of Februry
members of the dental profession
osed their offices for two days and con ibuted
their time and efforts for a series
f clinics in the schools. The following
uotation is a part of the tribute paid
lese men by Dr. Carl V. Reynolds, state
"It has been said that the North Carona
State Board of Health has the out;anding
mouth health program in the
nited States. This is indeed a complitent
and stimulates us to press forward,
fowever, this could not be true were it
ot for the loyal support and co-operaon
of organized dentistry in the State.
Hien we think of what organized denstry
has done for the public health in
le State and the way it has stood by
le State Board of Health every time it
eeded assistance, we cannot help but
ike our hats off to the dental profession.
"The mouth health program conducted
1 the public schools of the State on the
Oth and 22nd of February, 1934, by oranized
dentistry was unusual and uniue
in that the dentists of the State closd
their offices and gave their time on
aese two days to making an inspection
f school children's mouths without any
inancial remuneration whatsoever."
Don't be afraid of your dentist?he is
ne of your best allies for good health.
Many automobile owners appear to
ack sufficient pride and sense of obligaion
to keep their vehicles at mechanical
iar. This all too human failing is at the
ottom of the growing realization of the
ecessity for periodic motor vehicle inpection.
Inspection figures from states and cites
which require that every car be inpected,
reveal that three out of four cars
xamined are in inferior mechanical conlition
as respects safety features. Obvi
>usly, a car with inefficient brakes, deective
or badly adjusted lights, poor
ires, wheels out of alignment, broken
windshield wipers, or defective steering
nechanism, is dangerous. Inspection is
lecessary to determine where such danger
lies and to bring about its eliminaion.
It is not necessary to wait for a state
egislature to pass an inspection law. Any
lity or town can require such inspection.
Memphis. Tennessee, has done this, using
nodern testing equipment and meeting
ill expenses through a fifty-cent fee. So
lave Evaston, Illinois, and Des Moines,
fowa. And the citizens liked it, asked for
more. In the two and one-half months
ifter its testing station opened, automobile
fatalities in Memphis fell off 25 per
lent from the figure for the corresnondng
period of the previous year, despite
ncreased registration and gasoline consumption.
Periodic inspection of motor vehicles
:ertainly recommends itself to the serious
mnsideration of public spirited citizens,
buhlic officials and all others who are
seeking a solution of the automobile accilent
PORT PILOT, SOUTHPORT,
Washington, Dec. 24.?Two political
bogey-raisers are taking
much of the joy out of the holidays.
The Townsend plan and the
veteran's bonus are issues involving
giving of taxpayers mon- J
ey to selected classes and should !
'fit into the spirit of the occasion, j
However, the growing concern as
to who will pay the bolls and the !
j general effect on the natiqpal
(credit and financial stability dej
tract from the politician's contemplation
of the Yuletide. The
bonus controversy was considered j
; inevitable but the fact that the I
iTownsendite scare has been giv-|
j en new life by an isolated election
in Michigan is something not'
; in the books. The customary |
[feeling of "good will to all men"
is more perfunctory than sincere
for bitter partisan battles which
i will extend into the November
(elections are scheduled with the
: convening of Congress within the! j
Experts in drafting proposed j j
laws are not taking a holiday vacation.
The demands on their
time are too numerous to be ig- j
Tom, Dick and Harry with a ponored.
Departments and every j
litical cure-all idea are asking
for help in devising proper word- j
age for the many new measures !
which will be dumped into the
Congressional hopper within a j
flovc TVia Sonfl unrl I-TmiQP? I
leaders will pass the word as to j =
the fate of these proposals down re
to chairmen of committees char-! co
ged with handling particular ^
measures. Only political pressure co
of the highest voltage will pry M
loose bills which committee chair- jn
men assign to the pigeon-holes '
and oblivion. Departmental appro- gt
priation bills will have the right Pi
of way in the House during the =
early days of the session with an
interruption of major importance
?a forced vote on the soldiers Jjs
All members of the House and
at least one-third of the Senate
must go before the people next Jjj
fall. During the last three years jb
it has been a relatively simple ^
matter to explain votes for enor- tJj
mous appropriations by stating Js
that the money authorized would
be expended at the discretion of
the President. The change in pol- "flj
icy at the White House whereby
the Administration will ask Con- Jji
gress to vote on specific public
works projects and relief meas- ^
ures on the basis of estimates -sg
submitted by the administrative Jj<
branch is not likely to meet with a
cheers from the legislators. The ?
inevitable effect is to raise seri-j s}|
ous questions on the eve of elec- Jji
tions as to the influence of the $
lawmakers when certain sections
of the country are favored and j ^
others passed over. It is really a J$j
smart trirlr if pa-rriori r*nt fr? a I ^
? ? .logical
conclusion. By bowing to
I the will of Congress in matters
affecting public works projects, -|jj
the Administration transfers Jj
much of the responsibility for ?
patronage matters directly to the ^
shoulders of the solons at a time 4$
when they would avoid the re- vf
turn of this delegated authority. ?
The thrill of expectancy which ^
children experience awaiting the "4
opening of parcels is nothing Jjj
compared to the feverish uncer- Jj
jtainty of the present Administration.
The Supreme Court will 4
meet again January 6, at which &
! time decisions as to the constitu- ^
tionality of the Hoosac case and J!
the Bankhead Cotton control Act
imay be settled. If the rulings are Jjj
adverse special orders will be Jji
placed at Capitol Hil lto rush
through legislation within the ^
| scope of the highest tribunal
I rulings or something of a stop- af
gap character. Meanwhile, the
j Supreme Court has been public- ^
ized so much that sceptics be- 4$
lieve it is part of the scheme to Jj
put over an amendment stripping $
this judicial body of its great 4.
It has been observed that the
[Guffey Coal Act has been drag- Jj
jging through the lower courts. \
[Opponents claim that the admis- 4
! sion of the Administration that a
the measure was of doubtful val- ?
idity before it passed Congress ^
foreshadows little governmental "4
resistance to a legal test. Meanwhile,
the miners' unions which &
were able to negotiate favorable ?
| contracts with heretofore stub- "o!
born employers under threat of 43
this drastic legislation seem to
have lost interest in the fate of ?
the Guffey Act. They succeeded 4
in obtaining a top-notch deal by >4$
means of a legislative club rather
than the old-fashioned and ?
costly strikes. 4
The Senate Munitions Committee
is adept at the game of win- ij
ning headlines. They reopen their J;
season January 7, with J. P. ^
Morgan, the international bank- cji
er, as a star witness. Ostensibly
the committee wants to show the
connection between credits to foreign
governments in time of wai ^
and neutrality policies. Mr. Mor- 4
gan will be asked about the part X
his banking house played in the ?
World War. The Senators do no. ?
j like the methods utilized by Sec- jjj
tary of State Hull, a former
lleague, and hope to enact dras:
legislation regarding this
untry's place in world affairs,
r. Morgan gives them an openg
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