The Pilot Covers jjrunsvvick County ^hghtno. 4s embers Of The iltaington PCA , Meet Tuesday Serves Brunswick, Jder And New Han?r unswick members ! unurged to attend ( nncr In Wilmington On 22y 7 Will Be lmpor- j ^. As Complete Rei Of Year'. Work ^ Will Be Made , invitatioiTiTTxtended to all I _ : ,1. rt/uintv t H Kgrs of Krunswiviv wu..v ? [. the annual meeting of the Ejngton Production Credit, ra?on at the courthouse in Engton on January 7, it isj Ecced bv Elizabeth T. Mat- \ [ secretary of the associa-: E Wilmington Association t peader, Brunswick and J Hanover counties. Every Ker who has borrowed money Krfi the association is a Colder and is expected to Ed this annual meeting of j' holders which is held for purpose of hearing a com-1 E report on the year's work j be organization, the election titers and the transaction of [ other business as may come i Ere the body. E'e will be delighted to have ] [farmers who are not stock- ' Ers also attend the meeting," ! Continued on Page four) little Bits I Of Big News I lews Events Of State, ation and World-Wide I Interest During Past Week Iflt' Year [ America greeted 1936 Tues- j yT night with a rip-roaring Btlcome perhaps unequalled nee the sponteneous celebra- j B? that heralded the end of; Be World War. From Hamlet! Bcity the lid was off?either 1 Bfoffictal proclamation or rip- j B"1 teem its moorings by en idebrants. Every- were calling it: j night since the j s ion i'as the last day |< ig 1936 auto tags gal time limit, but i are about half a, and trucks run-' in the State and i iterday the State ji le Bureau had rely 79,541 pairs of plates sold, record siness was expec- j depots Tuesday, j< no extension of ji used the Governor, ji tain Farmer and I' se Salesman Mc- 1 'o help tardy mot- i ever, licenses will | New Year's Day, v : ite holiday. < leous relief from 1 of angina pectoris ite cure for the dis- , were claimed TuesJohn C. Krantz, Jr. versity of Maryland, t which he read to j lean Association for j icement of Science, he said, is a drug richlorethylene, one timeter of which is nto the nose when and heart compresngina pectoris, begin, relief within one secice and freezing tenv1 'ay over the East,1 1(1 niuch of the Mid' Monday following a ; ^at took at least 17 j 1 caused millions of: m property damage, j the heaviest death * 'h the South, where I lued on page four) STA1 A. Good Newsp Southport, N. Be Speaker J kson Day Dinner i* R. I. MINTZ $ Registration To jj n 1 rail ivr l j THE 4-PAGES TOD. J. J. Barney Will At Local Jacl *Arrangements Being Made For Important Democrat-1 ic Rally Here Next Wed-' nesday Evening; To Serve Turkey Dinner YOUNG DEMOCRATS PLANNING PROGRAM R. I. Mintz, President Of Young Democrats Club of Brunswick County, Has Appointed Committees For Occasion Brunswick county Democrats j are looking forward with a great deal of anticipation to the local Jackson Day Dinner, which will be held Wednesday night, January 8. in the Junior Order hall. A turkey dinner will be served at 7 o'clock by members of the local chapter of the Daughters of America. A part of the pro- " ceeds realized from the sale of 1 tickets will be paid into the nat- J ional fund to defray campaign expenses during the coming year, j J. J. Bumey, of Wilmington, district solicitor, has been secured as the principal speaker for the j occasion. This feature of the pro- j gram will take place immediately after dinner. At 10 o'clock President Franklin D. Roosevelt will speak over a nation-wide radio hookup especially for those attending Jackson Day dinners every where. Radio facilities will c be provided for this speech. F Particular interest is centered v in this coming speech by the c president, for it is generally be- c lieved that it will mark the opening gun of the 1936 political cam- F paign. He will have a special message for members of Young | Democrat clubs. Mrs. J. W. Ruark, of South- j 1 port, has been appointed chair-1" man of the committee in charge ! of arrangements for the dinner; j M. B. Watkins has been appoin-! ted chairman of the program committee, and Mrs. J. A. Russ, . vice-president of the Brunswick County Young Democrats Club, has been named chairman of the ticket sales committee. In announcing plans for the program, Mr. Mintz says that he ' hopes that as many as possible 1 will attend the dinner. Those who j ] are unable to be away from ( home for that long are urged to g come after dinner to hear Solicitftf onrl nlhpf lrtPJll RDPfl.W- I __ -J- r ers before the president comes . on the air. L f Announce Navy Quota For Month J jv The navy recruiter at Wilming- j t ton announces that he has receiv- c ed information from the officer j in charge at Raleigh, that the j December quota of 56 first en-! q listments in the rating of appren- i a tice seamen has been completed! f and that the quota for the month of January will be 48 men for j, this recruiting district. This dis- f q trict comprises the States of j q North and South Carolina. )j Young men to be eligible for q enlistment must be, citizens of I j< the United States between the I <3 ages of 17 and 25, unmarried and j without anyone depending upon j them for support, must have! ^ completed at least the seventh grade in school, must be of good j moral character, with no police [ or juvenile court record, must be c able to pass a satisfactory men- il tal and physical examination and n have parents consent if under 21 il years of age. Young men who are interested r in a naval career are invited to ? apply at the navy recruiting sta- [ ti tion located in room 337, U. S. t Custom building, Wilmington. j c Survivors Of The g Late Duncan Beck f Duncan Beck, 41-year-old far-! j mer of this county, who died Sunday morning, December 22, in the Brunswick county hospital leaves the following relatives to mourn his passing: j r Four brothers, Albert and Joe t Beck, of Winnabow, and Alec and t George Beck, of Bolivia; three I sisters: Mrs. Rowena Lewis, Mrs. r Lula Lewis and Mrs. Lena Lewis, r of Bolivia; three half-sisters, Mrs.I f Bertha Watson, and Miss Annie Cola Beck, of Winnabow, and Mrs. Nellie Creech, of Southport; his stepmother, Mrs. Jane Mercer t of Winnabow; and a number ofii neices and nephews. |h I fcnd Ibis Week \ C -ist Of Brunswick Citizens f Eligible For Old Age c Pensions Will Be Com- r pleted And Sent In This a Week 11 A list of Brunswick county } :itizens eligible to receive old age c tensions will be completed this t veek and sent in to Raleigh, ac- 1 tording to Frank M. Sasser, the s :ounty welfare director. p Work in connection with com- I ileting this registration has been t (Continued on Page Four.) h Colorful Ch Trees Bea First Prize For Most Beautifi By Harry Aldridge Town The town took on a fesi (loliday season as citizens em ;ree decoration contest spons< man's Club. First prize for the prettiest* growing tree was won by Harry Lldridge, who decorated the com-, nunity tree on the garrison. The 1 udges awarded the prize for the lest porch tree to Mrs. E .M. fall. A fruit cake, donated by the loyal Bakery, was given Mr. Al- i Iridge as first prize in his di-1 ision. Honorable mention went, o Miss Vera Swain. A pineapple ' ake, donated by Mrs. George P. , lowey, was awarded Mrs. Hall. ' lonorable mention went to Mrs. J. G. Ruark. Honorable mention ,lso went to Mrs. W. S. Dosher or home decoration. Others who entered the grow-1 ig tree contest were: Mrs. Tiomas St. George, Mrs. E. H. Iranmer and Mrs. R. W. Davis, r.; the porch tree contest: Mrs. larl Mangum, Mrs. C. Ed Tay- ! >r and Mrs. T. H. Biles; home I*3 ecoration: Mrs. W. H. Hood. jl e Radio Installed |J At County Home t Inmates of the Brunswick j ounty home received a real vis- j ] t from Santa Claus on Christ- J -.as eve when a new radio was j istalled for their enjoyment. Funds for this purpose were i aised by Mrs. R. L. Johnson, J iouthport lady, who has worked irelessly for the past few weeks o raise money for this worthy ause. Mrs. Johnson wishes to express ler appreciation to citizens of Iouthport and Brunswick county or their contributions. Mattress Donated To First Aid Room Friends of the Southport school ecently have donated funds for he purchase of a mattress for1 he first aid room. According to Principal C. A. Bedford, this i oom is sadly in need of another nattress, and any help from fiends will be appreciated. TRIP TO CUBA Miss Clyde Bryan, member of he Southport school faculty, visted Cuba during the Christmas loiidays. EP01 >aper In A Goo C., Wednesday, Janus Expensive Purse I Net Off Captain Lost Last Week ^ost When Purse Boat Cap- F sized As Menhaden Boat Was Coming In Saturday Night With Big Catch *JEW NET SELLS FOR OVER $1,500 p ?ocal Menhaden Fleet Has ^ Been Bringing In IJnusually Large Catches For This Time Of The Year Recently The expensive purse seine oif he local menhaden fish boat, the t Captain, was fost Saturday night j ' chen one of the purse boats caplized. A search was conducted all lay Sunday for the net, but with- J a >ut results. A new seine of this j \ ype costs between $1,500 and j o 11800. I j p Fishermen thought for a time j e here was a good chance to re- i :over the sunken net. It had a' c ed weight of 400 or 500 pounds , a >n the end, known as the "torn." i c It was thought that the weight | c if the "torn" would keep the net rom being carried away by the z :urrent. t In spite of the fact that Chris- v nas usually is supposed to bring f in end to menhaden fishing for t he season, catches during the a >ast few days have been the p argest of the year. On several f lays the catches were so great i hat the fish more than filled the 11 lold, and were piled on deck. On i teveral of these occasions, the 2 >urse boats have been towed in 1 >ehind the larger vessels, in order t ;o do away with unnecessary t veight. 1" f ristmas : r utify Town j til Growing Tree Was Won , Who Decorated Tree tive appearance during the1 tered the annual Christmas ored by the Southport WoCIVIL TERM OF^ \ SUPilKlUK LUUK1 BEGINS MONDAY a 0 ' Q The January term of Bruns- ^ wick county Superior court for ? the trial of civil cases will I c convene Monday, January 6. j. Judge R. Hunt Parker, of Roa- j noke-Rapids, will preside. 0 The outstanding case inclu- r ded on the court calendar, j r which is printed elsewhere in c today's paper, is that of A. G. I Myers, et al. vs. the HaleBea- j ch Corporation. 0 d ~ FIRES j ? The fire department has had jv everal calls in the past week s mt no great damage was done. '1( ' ^ "he fire department requests j veryone in ramy weather to jt! mm out their chimney and then I v n clear dry weather there will j c te less roof fires from sparks. jw Prolonged Freezing Month Of Typica Brought to an end with me lungesi arm mint severe cold spell experienced here in years, the month of Decern- ^ ber goes on record as a period of typical winter weather. The cold spell began on the Friday before Christmas, low temperatures prevailed during Saturday and the early hours Sunday. Sunday afternoon and night brought a rain and freeze which proved a dangerous menace to driving on the highways. The ice disappeared Tuesday, but the thermometer continued to hover about in the low twenties throughout the remainder of the week. Older c-'tizens declare that the weather during this spell has been the most severe experienced here since the winter of 1917. One explanation for the continued low temperatures RTPI1 d Community ary 1st, 1936 PUBLISH Jttle Damage Recently From Forest Blazes 1 rires From October 15 To j \ December 1, 1935, Cov- ji ered Only 106 Acres Before Being Put Out By i Foresters >JEW FIRE TOWER BEING ERECTED; -ounty Fire Warden Dawson Jones Calls Upon Citizens To Be Careful Not To Set Out Forest Fires Forest fires in Brunswick coun-1 y were held well in check dur-; n gthe period from October 15 j 0 December 1, 1935, according to , recent report of County Fire Varden Dawson Jones. In spite j f the fact that 17 fires were reorted, only 106 acres were burn- i] d over. I The majority of the blazes, acording to Fire Warden Jones, j 1 ppeared to have been set by j 1 areless hunters. Two were inendary fires. Fire Warden Jones asks citi- j ens of the county, especially j hose who hunt, to co-operate F nth him and the fire fighting orces of the county in keeping he menace from forest fires at 1 minimum. Reasonable care will | iractically do away with forest | ires, he said. L. A 100-foot steel observation j ii e i.i_ i ? S ower, uie iourui in uie uuuiity, s being erected on highway No. b 10, near the Columbus county 1 ine. With lookouts on duty in I c hese towers at all times, fires ] iave little chance to make much ? leadway before the fire fighting * orces are on the scene. g Sixty miles of telephone line j hat has been ereeted to aid in t ire control also helps bring imnediate action in case of fire. c Poor May Be In Bad Condition' ;f Jnless Those Who Are e Able Revert To The For-; mer Practice Of Helping jc Less Fortunate, May Bei1 Bad iF o "The ERA has closed, the s VPA is not permitted to grant d lirect relief, the county is not .ble to carry the burden of the | c ild relief set-up," said Frank M. j c iasser, welfare director for1 Brunswick county, yesterday. !c Unless those in more fortunate j lircumstances are willing to go t ?ack to their old practice of carng for the less fortunate citizens if their community, there may be eal suffering among the older, I esidents of the county and j ithers who are unable to work. In pointing out this condition, /Ir. Sasser urges the humane co- j peration of every citizen of mlependent means in Brunswick ] ounty. The current budget for t he county was made up in July, jtl irhile the relief load was being f: upported by the ERA. This saves the county helpless to do [ c mch for those in need. jo Widows with young children, it] he aged and infirm, unable to jp /ork, should be given special 'ti onsideration, according to the J ? welfare officer. | p Spell Ends p 1 Winter Weather ' is the fact that the greater part of the state is blanketed with a coat of snow and ice. B Winds sweeping off this icy bi landscape has kept citizens of a this section chilled to the j ui bone. ' vi Maximum temperature for pi the month was attained on te December 9 when the ther- g< mometer reached 69 degrees. tj The low record was on De- tt cember 27, when a reading of 16 degrees above zero was officially recorded. The month was marked by ol the large number of clear ti days, 20; partly cloudy days j\v numbered 5; and cloudy days ti 6. Total rainfall for the mon- bi th was 3.97 inches. c< These figures were furnished this newspaper through the courtesy of Mrs. C. Ed Taylor, United States W'eath- b er Bureau observer at South- it* port. w LOT IED EVERY WEDNESDAY PASTOR ~|j wRB The Rev. T. H. Biles is|J astor of the Southport < laptist church. | Honor Roll For < The 3rd Month, l 'rincipal C. A. Ledford An- 5 nounces Honor Roll For ' Third Month At South- , port School , i] Following is the third month ^ lonor roll for the Southport i chool as announced this week < ly C. A. Ledford, principal: j' First grade, Miss Bryan, tea- j l her: Billy Bowling, Carl Man- j um, Paul Ledford, Bess Plaxco, \ Ivelyn Mersey, Margaret One- 1 ee. i' Second g-,ade. Mi-'X Cw nartie, l< eacher: Wyatt Gay, Harper Sas- I er, Annie Lee Evans, Anna 1 llean Galloway, Doris Johnson ( lileen Ledford. I. Third grade, Mrs. Willis, tea- j \ her: Jessie Lancaster, Eloise j .ancaster, Leroy Burns, James j 'ales, Jimmy Hornsby, Billie!' 'otts, W. A. Potts, Dorothy Cox, j Ivelyn Hickman. Fourth grade, Mrs. Hood, tea- J j her: Muriel Lee Jones, Glenn I' <ennon, Hilda Galloway, Mary j 'lorence Moore, Mae Swain, El-1, ise St. George, Lula Marie j' Iwan, Agnes Jean Weeks, Clau-1 e Ford. Fifth grade, Miss Parker, teaher: Carl Ward, Jr., Frances j Jox, Peggy Carr. Sixth grade, Miss Ledford, teaher: Viva Clemmons. 1 Seventh grade, Miss Watson, J< eacher: Marion Frink. i Ninth grade: Edward Taylor. 1 Tenth grade: Thelma Johnson. iJ Eleventh grade: Anna Taylor, 1 xiis Mae Ward. i < Firemen Spread l( Christmas Cheer\ I( Christmas cheer was brought ( o many children and grown-ups c his Christmas by the Southport v ire departments Christmas fund. c Fruit, nuts and toys for the ? hildren, 9ome cloth and hose for 1 lder ones, some wood for warmti for others. The firemen ap- ^ reciate greatly the sums con- c ributed by several local organi- ^ itions and individuals. It is ' lanned by the fire department i } make this an annual affair, | nd they will be glad to have i chers join with them. schools Reopen After Holidays Students and teachers of runswick county schools were ick at work Monday following week's holiday. Because of the nusually bad weather which preliled throughout the greater art of che state, several of the lachers experienced difficulty in ;tting back to Brunswick counr, which escaped the brunt of te cold spell. P.-T. A. TO MEET The regular monthly meeting f the Parent-Teachers Associaon of the Southport high school ill be held Thursday night in le auditorium of the high school uilding. parents ana rnenas are ordially invited to attend. BOUGHT A HOME Fred Willing, local pilot, has ought the home of J. D. Sut>n on South Lord Street and 111 shortly move in. r I _t Most Of The News All The Time $1.50 PER YEAR Foodstuffs Now Distributed By Welfare Agency ieginning Today, All Surplus Commodities Formerly Distributed By ERA, Turned Over To Local Welfare Agency MSTRIBUTION TO BE A WPA PROJECT Vill Be The Task Of The Local Welfare Agency To See That The Foodstuffs Are Properly Given Out Surplus commodities, formerly [istributed by the ERA, will be pven to local county welfare agencies for distribution beginning ranuary 2, it was announced tolay by Robert D. Caldwell, dis.rict WPA director. The manning of the store ooms and the distribution to the eounties will be a WPA project employing workers from the reief rolls. There will be three distribution joints in the ten counties of the rourth WPA District, Caldwell said. Columbus, Hoke. Scotland ind Robeson counties w.il receive ;heir commodities Trom the Lumjerton store-room. A similar store oom at Wilmington wi'' supply *Jew Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties, while the store oom at Fayetteville will supply Cumberland, Sampson and Bladen counties. "Those of us who are familiar vith the problems of the poor 'amilies in the counties know vhat a great benefit these surplus commodities are," Caldwell said. "After WPA gets the supplies to the local welfare agencies, it win be their ',<*j to see chat they are given to deserving people in the counties." Since the ERA stopped operacions some weeks ago, the com nodities on hand and others vhich have arrived since have (Continued on page four) "?? a n *w I WrA force Had Checks Christmas Members Of Office Staff In Fayetteville Worked Overtime In Order To Be Sure Checks Were Out By Christmas Fayetteville, Dec. 30.?So that iVPA workers in Brunswick :ounty who were due checks durng the holiday season might iave them for Christmas, the filance department of the district iVPA office here worked until 'ive o'clock Sunday morning, De:ember 22. "We have been working nearly ivery night since the program jot underway," said Vernon Cotingham, WPA district finance iirector, "but this is a new rec?rd. We feel that it was worth vhile though because the workers :ertainly needed their checks, ind we wanted them to have hem in time for the holidays." Workers on projects had three lays off at Christmas, but those m the WPA administrative staff tad only the day itself. TideTable Following Is the tide table for South port 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 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. a ao _ o.na _ ? ?:uo p. in. o;i?i p. ui. 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. 10:47 p. rn. 4:39 p. m. Monday, December 30 10:56 a. m. 4:53 a. m. 11:40 p. m. 5:28 p. m. Tuesday, December 81 11:51 a. m. 5:52 a. m. 6:20 p. m.