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THE STATE PORT PILOT
Southport, N. G. '
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY 5
JAMES M. HARPER, JR., Editor
ntered as second-class matter April 20, 1028, at
the Post Office at Southport, N. C., under
the act of March 3, 1879. j '
Subscription Rates ,
ONB YEAR $1.60! 1
BIX MONTHS 1.00 <
THREE MONTHS .75
Wednesday, February 10, 19,17 i
Don't knock until you are sure that you i
have done your part to improve the thing 1
you are knocking. j1
Folks that talk about somebody else to <
you will talk about you to somebody else.'
It's too bad that ambition usually gives >
out about the time that experience is able '<
to help it along. J i
A successful man is one who runs his (
own business instead of trying to run
everybody else's. *
Anything that whiskey will help could y
be helped better by something else. i:
Our forefathers thought it was their 1
duty to support the government. Their 1
descendants apparently believe that the
government should support them. ! t
Our agencies are becoming interested
in the project started several weeks ago f
by W. B. Keziah, executive secretary of s
the Southport Civic Club, to obtain a j
yacht basin here "for the protection of 1
waterway, river and coastal ghipping." j c
In the current issue of the bulletin of i
the "Atlantic Deeper Waterways Asso- c
ciation" stamp of approval is placed upon g
the project by that publication's editor, t
who adds that "one of the reasons for
the inadequacy of some of our waterways j
and ports may be due in part to the fact I
that yachtsmen heretofore have given t
? little support to public-spirited efforts to s
secure improvements." 11
This is one time that the yachtsmen ]
are helping to secure an improvement, 1
for Mr. Keziah has seen to it that each s
caller in the local harbor has heard
about the yacht basin. Moreover, he has j
enlisted the support of various boating
organizations whose members might be j
interested in this project.
For these reasons it seems not at all
improbable that in the near future there ]
may be some favorable action on the i
dredging of a yacht basin at Southport. j
Cash Crops J
Too many people in Brunswick county j
think of timber in terms of the past tense i
instead of protecting timber stands and i
* ' " * - A1 - ,
planning 101 me luiuie. vvneu mcy nuc a
by 'burned-over tracts of land that have i
ha<J' the marketable timber cut they are i
want to recall with envy the big money' i
that former owners were paid for timber 1
rigftts, but this does not suggest to themj
that the lumber business has a future as | ]
!! we# as a past. ! <
"EJiere are thousands of acres of land t
in Brunswick county which will grow fine ]
i 'yon'g-leaf pines and is little good for any- ;
Y thiftg else. It is a shame that our citizens ((
do ;*ot have enough foresight to go into 1
the*'timber growing business seriously. <
lijvo weeks ago in The State Port Pilot ;
we printed a table prepared by Extension
FoBfester E. W. Graeber which revealed <
that it is reasonable to expect a net pro- '
fit of $2,136.00 from only 10 acres of'
pin* trees. True, the period covered by i'
theTproject was forty-five years, but the
project is impressive in spite of the time
tne analysis showed how an original
investment of $300.00 for land, plus $60
for$planting cost $3.00 per year for taxes,
*nd $6.00 per year for protection, or J
supervision, will total $765.00 over a 45-:
yeiri? period. The gross assets will be j
Tnere is ta fine business waiting in
Brubswick county for men with vision
whijch extends as far away as 45 years.
1936, close to $35,000,000 more
property was destroyed by fire than in |
193ft. The year's loss is estimated by the !
National Board of Fire Underwriters at
moife than $293,000,000, as compared
B with*. $259,000,000 in the preceding twelve
Tfte increase can be partly accounted
for by a rise in property values. But the
factgthat ignorance and carelessness cause
an annual waste approaching $300,OOOjOOO
should make every citizen stop i
The majority of fires are unnecessary.
They could have been prevented had
;omeone exercised proper forethought
ind care. They resulted from human failire.
We take useless chances with fire?all
tinds of chances and the inevitable alvays
occurs?a deadly spark, and our
ives or property join the endless roster
>f fire's toll.
Fire can be prevented. Is fire prevenion?which
means prevention of roastng
thousands of men, women and chiliren
yearly and waste of property totalng
hundreds of millions?worth the litle
time, effort and thought required to
George JV. Kir by
News of the sudden death Monday
norning of Mr. George W. Kirby came
is a shock to citizens of this section, for
11 his death Brunswick county mourns
he passing of one of her most prominent
A man of sound judgment and unquesioned
integrity, Mr. Kirby built one of
he best mercantile businesses in Brunsvick
county. For several years he served
is a member of the Board of County
Commissioners, and as a member of that
iody made a record to which his friends
nay well point with pride.
Death has removed this man, but the
rood influence that he had upon his felow
citizens is imperishable.
The City Streets
Something should be done about the
ondition of the streets of the residential
ection of South port. The weather during
he r>ast few weeks has been bad on this
cind of work, we know, but there are
onditions that have been growing steadly
worse for several months. It would reluire
no major project to haul dirt or
rravel and fill up holes in several of the
own's principal thoroughfares.
The impression that present conditions
rive a visitor is anything but desirable.
Nobody wants to live, in a town where
he streets are filled with mud and water
everal days after a rain. Only last week
here was a stranger here looking for a
>ermanent home. He frankly stated that
le had no desire to live in a town with
treets like those in Southport.
Something should be done as soon as
possible to improve these conditions.
Drunken Drivers tHi !8f
Here is an excellent thought from the
'ort Umpqua, Oregon, Courier: "If the
Courier man were a judge in courts dispensing
sentence upon drunken auto drivers,
there would only be first offenders.
Regardless of race, color, creed or alleviating
circumstances, the person who has
so little consideration for the lives of inlocent
people as to drink intoxicants beore
or after placing himself behind the
steering wheel of an automobile should
lever be allowed to repeat the perfornance.
Revocation of licenses would be
'atal and final. Driving a car is a priviege?not
It is impossible to prove exactly what
percentage of automobile accidents are
paused by drunken driving, for the reason
;hat in many cases where liquor plays a
part, arresting officers and prosecutors
ire unable afterwards to produce suffi:ient
evidence for a conviction. But all
the best estimates say that alcohol is the
lefinitive factor in a much higher proportion
of mishaps than is generally realized.
Furthermore, an accident in which
a drunk is involved is more likely to be
serious than one involving sober drivers
Drunken drivers are often released after
paying relatively small fines. Some
injuries are notoriously derelict in theii
duty in bringing in convictions.
The drunken driver should never be
allowed to pay a fine and he should be
denied the right to use the public street!
and highways. If such a program were
carried out throughout the country, one
of the gravest menaces to life would be
Then there's the Scotchman who de
liberately caught the pneumonia because
somebody gave him some medicine.
Disaster makes brothers of us all. Bu
as for that, so will a good stiff drink o
Bridge is a game enjoyed by a few
played by some, and murdered by man;
When you begin cussing the teacher
stop to consider how successful you ari
with your one child.
The Legislature is like the brook. Mei
may come, and men may go, but it goe
on until June or July.
THE STATE PORT PILOI
fa a l l o t tell
(By Madelyne Pigott)
All the students met at school
Monday morning: as usual, but ;
due to the heating system need:
ing some repair, there was no ]
1 school. We ail returned Tuesday, j
cheerful, and glad to get back |
| to our school work again.
The librarian, faculty and students
wish to thank Dr. Henderson
Rourk for his liberal donaI
tion to the high school library.
| We all appreciate the gift and1
feel it has been the means of
continuing the service of the library
to the students. We would ;
j appreciate any other donation to
J the library also.
The basketball boys too, wish
to express their thanks and appreciation
to Dr. Rourk for the
suits he gave them. The suits
. are made of purple and silver j
, wool flannel. The trunks are j
purple with a gold stripe down
the sides, and the shirts are silver.
Across the front of the
I shirts, Shallotte is written with
I purple letters.
Win And Lose
The Shallotte boys and girls
met the Leland teams on the
Southport court Wednesday night
The Shallotte girls defeated the
Leland girls by the score of 23
j The Shallotte boys put up a
! good fight but were overcome
i by the score of 25 to 11 in the (
! last half of the game.
Tho main attraction on the'
I DUIieLin rjoai ll UCIC m i**v;
ture of the graduates of 1936,
who are remembered for donat-1
ing to the school the two brick
columns at the left entrance of j
the grounds. I
Beside this picture is a certi-1,
ficate of beautification which was j
awarded the school for making ,
the most improvement in the
I beautification of the school
i grounds in 1936.
Corn Is Leading
Crop In Carolina
Although Most Folks Think
Of Cotton Or Tobacco As
Leading Crop, Corn Is
Producted In Large
Quantities Over Ste.te
North Carolinians are inclined 1
' to think of cotton and tobacco ;
as the most important crops in 1
this state. Instead, corn is king. 1
It is also the leading crop for >
the United States.
While it is true that cotton 1
and tobacco have a greater cash
value than corn, from a statewide
and economic standpoint
corn stands out high. For instance,
over 37 per cent of the
' state's total crop land is turned I
i over to corn, although in total j
value it occupies only 15 per cent!
For the United States as a whole,
corn occupies practically 30 per
cent of the total acreage and 25 (
per cent of the total value of all
I crops in the nation.
Among all the states of the;
Union, North Carolina ranks sixteenth
in corn acreage and fourteenth
in corn value for the 1936
| crop. Those familiar with state;
wide conditions realize that corn
has grown to an important extent
in pverv eountv of the state.
j Tobacco is grown to an appreci-1
! able extent in only about half,
the counties and cotton in less
' than two-thirds. Corn, on the,
j other hand, is depended upon by;
| the farmers for both seed, food
and other roughage purposes. It
! is often used somewhat as a
mother crop for legumes like
- cowpeas and soy beans. While
( less than 5 per cent of the crop
is sold, each farmer grows en
ough for his own home needs, in-.
. eluding his livestock requirements '
The Agricultural Statistician |
for the State, together with the!
; head of the Vocational Educatip
I onal work of North Carolina,
| checked the famed Charlie Par-1
I ker yield of two hundred and
twenty-five bushels of corn in j
; Hertford county in 1911. He was
, officially credited with one hun3;
dred and ninety-two bushels of
5 shelled dry corn. Mr. L. I. Harj1
rell, present head of the Club'
s ! work of North Carolina, reports
' I that a club boy grew more than
| one hundred and thirty bushels j
[ to an acre in Clay County last |
year, 1936. From these instances, J
it is quite clear that North Car-1
3 olina can produce heavy yields'
of corn. The soils on which these
high yields were made are not!
materially different from others
t in their neighborhood where very
f low yields are made, say about
twenty bushels per acre.
Tourist: "This seems to be a
very dangerous precipice. It's a
' wonder they don't put up a
^ warning sign."
Native: "Yes, it is dangerous,
but they kept a warning sign up
for two years and no one fell
'? over, so it was taken down."
Mr. Scribber: "How much
board will you charge me for a
few weeks while I gather mater1
ial for my new country novel?"
g Hi Comsilk: "Five dollars a
week unless we have to talk dialect?that
will be $3.00 extra.
, a^ruppRT, n. c.
It seems as though we are
about to have winter at last.
With plenty of muddy roads to
travel over to school, it has been
rather a difficult matter for the
buses to arrive on time recently.
However, they made their trips
Since this is the end of the ;
fifth month, the teachers and pupils
are very busy with quizzes, j
Principal B. M. Crawford attended
the principals meeting at
Southport Monday night.
Rev. Z. G. Ray was called
away Monday afternoon to conduct
the funeral services of Mrs.
Fannie Coleman. The following
day he had another call to conduct
the funeral services of Mrs.
J. W. Dutton.
The pictures have arrived and
the students are well pleased
Southport was scheduled to
play Waccamaw last night but i
due to bad roads they did not
To Give Play
The juniors are planning to:
give their play Friday night, i
February 12, at 7:30. Title of;
this play is "Aunt Samanthy
Rules the Roost." The cast:
Aunt Samanthy Simpkins, Lu-1
Serent Simpkins, Dorothy |
Simmons; Sophie Simpkins, Nell 1
Walton; Polly Paine, Myrtha j
Phelps; Annie Ambrone, Cleo j
Stanland; Blanche Bowers, Vea-'
mon Duncan; Lucien Littlefield,
Loyd McKeithan; Blair Boswell,
L. C. Stewart; Prank Fairfield,
Addison Jenrette; Lawrence Lovewell,
Lora Smith; Buddy Baskins,
This is to ' be a very funny
play. Aunt Samanthy, a man hating
old maid owns a chicken
farm. She frightens all the young
men away from her charming
nieces, Serena and Sophie, who
live with her. Serena is gradually
becoming like her aunt, but Sophie
rebels and starts something
She writes love messages on some
of the eggs and signs them "Miss
Simpkins." Polly, the hired girl,
buys some love powders from a;
fortune teller, to whom she has i
confided that Buddy, the groger j
boy, does not return her affections.
She puts the powders in|
lemonade which she intends to
Dffer to Buddy, but Samanthy
and Lucien partake of the lemonade
first. Then the hilarity
starts, for the powders really
work. Serena, too, imbibes and
is a changed person. The climax
of the fun is reached when Samanthy's
too man hating spinster
friends drink some of the lemonade.
They try to take Lucien
away from Samanthy. In the
midst of this hilarity, Lawrence
Lovewell, who has received one,
of the message bearing eggs, arrives
to claim Samanthy as his
soul mate. This play will fur'
* ?* - f i-V>?lnon rv-l rt loilfrVlt"
nisn plenty ui wiiuitouiuv auub>*>.
er. So we hope many of you will
The play is for the purpose of
raising money for the JuniorSenior
To Be In Bladen
Thirty Thousand Acre Tract
Set Aside For Wildlife
Improvement And Plans
For Project Approved
Plans for wild life improvement
on the 30,000-acre JonesSalters
Lake Land Utilization
Project, being developed near
Elizabethtown by the Resettlement
Administration, were out- j
lined this week by Lewis Dorsett,
the Project Manager whose office
is located here.
Plans have been approved in
Raleigh and Washington and
money set up, Mr. Dorsett said,
to establish two game sanctuaries,
one of 5,000 acres and another
of 10,000 acres, located in
different sections of the project
These areas are being set apart
as refuges where game may
breed unmolested. Fences are under
construction surrounding the
sanctuaries and no hunting will
be allowed on these lands over
a period of time. In order to provide
food for the game, the natural
foods will be supplemented
with small patches distributed
throughout the areas which will
be planted to food-bearing plants
and shrubs. Steps will be taken
to control predatory animal life
and the refuge areas will be pat-1
"This program of Game Protection
will be of great benefit
to this section which is already
widely recognized for its excellent
hunting facilities," Mr. Dorsett
said. The game will multiply,
spread out and stock adjoining
lands, thereby giving new
life to the areas constantly hunted
Game protection is only one j
feature of the land use program i
being carried out by the Re-1
settlement Administration on the
Jones-Salters Project, and on
other similar projects, to show
how land unsuited to successful
farming may be devoted to more t A State Highw
suitable uses for public benefit, stated that as a g
Forest improvement and recrea- machines were in
tional development also play a condition and we
big part in the program. I in several instanc
? men have warned <
their machines off
OPEN FORUM An instance ha:
wherein a bus loa
dren and allegedly
A column dedicated to opinions of hrone-ht tin
the public. A mouthpiece for the es t.as mougni up
views and observations of our just on the edge c
friends and readers, for which we nt), n-iirot-e H
accept no responsibility. Contribu- tnneI drivers n
tlons to this column must not been unable to 1
exceed three hundred words. ,oads of children
?????? get them to their
count of the condi
January 23, 1937. chines were in.
Editor, State Port Pilot:? ; After talking
For some tima we have been members of our :
getting a great deal of complaint last Saturday, I w
concerning the alleged condition Griffin of the Trar
of school buses in Brunswick partment of the
county. . l ment of Education
One of the first things a
names make news. There
which make news. Names
things?products and service
more closely than the thund
I^ escapades ol a t'rince.
Look through the adver
per and you'll see names yc
life. Dependable names?nar
announcing improvements ir
service, new and better ways
tasks, ways to save money a
Follow the news those i
ter day. Read the advertis
them as millions of other pe<
to-date in the world of goc
time, effort and trouble in
your expenditures and get th
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY m
GOt. rw?y PERCY CROSBY ; I
y* ? <y / '
cf | H
'ay Patrolman of the conditions that existed ir.
eneral rule the Brunswick county and urging B
a very unsafe that these conditions be corrc-cunderstand
that ted at once.
es the Patrol-! Believing that it is a crime to
drivers to keep risk the lives bodies or limbs ot H
' tne roads or innocent children tn sucn* can- B
ested. veyances as are known to be us- Bj
5 been cited cd in many cases in Brunswick B
ded with chil- county, we appeal for outspoken B
without brak- public sentiment or the part of
i by tlie driver friends ami parents of the Eruns- H
if a creek. wick county school children Mr.
lave, allegedly. Griffin and the State Department 15
oring in their of Education should be advised
on time or to of how things are and correction
Homes on ac- 01 uiese uuiign biiuuiu uc ucuuui*
tion their ma- ded.
Yours very truly,
with several SOUTHPORT CIVIC CLUB,
advisory board By W. B. Keziah. Executive see. ^B
rote A^r. tyoyd : :? .^B
isportation De- Howard Sellers ^B
State Depart- Wilmington, was a visitor ir. t K|
, advising him Sunday. 85
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the NEWS I
cub reporter learns is that ? H
are two kinds of names ?
of people. And names of jjjB
:s?things which touch you |B
erings of a Senator or the | B
"tisements in this nevvspa- S B
)u've known most of your \ B
nes that stand for value? 9
i quality, improvements in 2
> to perform old household jjjE
ind raise your standard of a
lames are making, day af- | B
tements regularly, and use 5 B
ople are doing to keep up- 3 R
>ds and services; to save ?
shopping; to help budget m
e most for your money. 2
Port Pilot I
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