{he pilot Covers iB gfunswick County g^N" NO' mrch 5-6 Set I 9for Tournament 9 flay In County 9Lies ?{ The Brun?wick %nty High School rtams Met On Monday ^B vjtht At Bolivia To DeH ?'/e On P^ns For An 2 P'ay-Otf 9tf4CCAMAW GvM * SCENE OF GAMES ^ Tjurnanient Was Held Last )wr In Southport Gymlaiium, But Provision rtas Made To Alterys" and girls' of Brunswick ^B : - let Monday 3: Boliv:.; and decided to B" .isketball tour^K-: W':u?-.i:i:aw gymna . i and 6th. ^BV- : t last year was - ort gymnasium. B- - controversy' Hi; to decide where' : -could be played. ' B. i in the minutes I B irnament would . ^ v maw, following f alternating between the if. i the Bolivia teams were - - division last t. Be Bolivia boys nosed out I oport in an exciting game 4? margin of one field goal. ' Bolivia girls tied Waccamaw B 4? in the championship i A play-off was held later ie Bolivia sextet won deiV. Pre-tourr.ament play so y,ar has indicated that 1 c.' the defending champions smg. but they are in for ?to pretty stiff competition. | j*r-;s made at the Monday h: meeting finds the Leland p retting the Bolivia lassies lljclock on Friday afternoon. fit anie will be followed at littcc by the Leland-Shallotte tn nme. The first game on kijit's program will pit the fctte team against Wacca- 1 p &>!:via boys play Wacca- J' i; immediately following this < li Southport teams drew a I Continued on Fage 4.) I I ' I Lirtie Bits j I Of Big News , I ? I Events Of State, | hiion and World-Wide j ^Interest During Past , Week 1 I itfts Revival < i by Representative 1 2"i:Deer, who represents I rliatrirt 1 VVXRI VpOiUiIC14 V4?wv??~ sci raises practically all of I tobacco grown in Georgia, I John H. Kerr, ' cr.r of the tobacco compact it ssed by Congress last jut Tuesday made an effort S revive the proposed flue- I I tobacco compact which I is Monday pronounced dead * ,'ar as Georgia is concernEGovernor E. D. Rivers * that state, who was in ] Washington to attend the testanial dinner to James A. Farley. I captured ^eir trail covered effectiveT sr.ce release of three hoshp* near Vass and abandonSot a few hours later of kir get - away car, seven &tiv armed convicts who "aped Monday from Caledo58 Prison camp remained at Jjp Tuesday night despite a -"ah man-hunt in which officers were enjjW. First casualty in the 'ate-wide search for the feloccurred near Liberty Lieut Arthur T. Moore " fee State Highway Patrol | ^ verely as his hchine overturned. Moore, | I ^panicd by Patrolman H. ^ Morris, of Asheboro, was |- route to Greensboro to re-1 I e his hunt when the acci-. occurred. ' '"' nty Option 1 by 27 to 27 an ; HjMdment for a State-wide i CT^um. a iiurly majority I n' Senate Tuesday passed ] L*80"" and third readings 1 N vnnty option ii<luor con- i in 1. inserting chan- i --.ri, cou'(l 11' Prohibit i 'h ? a' f?utball games or 1 '%l,ary 0,hfr Public assem- j !>l"vi'Je 0141 no 1 Upt lp which voted dry, ex- 'I ia-.t county seat, should |i ?Ve (??"cefT on it a liquor j i *' Make liquor prices I ! from pate 4.) THI s A-VA Severe Burns P Brunswic Bobson Sellers Succumbed Sal Hospital To Burns Sua While Lying Hobson Sellers, young | white man of the Supply section, died Saturday in the Brunswick county hospital of i burns received the previous Sunday night when someone, alleged to be Irman Clemmons, dashed gasoline on him and set fire to his clothing. Clemmons, who is being held without bond in the Brunswick county jail at Southport pending a coroners investigation Wednesday night, at 7:30 o'clock, denies that he set fire to Sellers. He declared that he found him afire beside the road and that he did his best to extinguish the flames. After denying responsibility for Sellers' death Clemmons continued. "I come up there (the scene where Sellers lay screaming as he burned) and found him afire. I tried to put the fire out and called for help and they Farmers To So Crop Figi * County Agent J. E. Dodson Attended A Meeting On Monday In Lumberton Of c> .1 i _ 1? * ? ooumeastern county agents RUSHING WORK ON 1937 ALLOTMENTS Farmers Will Need To Know Their Rights Under New Tobacco Compact Law So That They Can Plan Their Crop County Agent J. E. Dodson vas in Lumberton Monday where te attended a meeting of the ;ounty agents of the southeastern listrict. Tuesday morning he said :hat the information passed out to his group at the meeting will rnable them to work rapidly in jetting ready to let each farm:r know what his tobacco acreige and allowance is under the tew state compact law. That work this year will be speeded up by the fact that . there is on record in the county i igent's office complete figures \ for the number of acres, the to- j :al poundage and the amount re- j :eived by each farmer for his tobacco during the past three years. < From state papers it is learned that the greatest single threat ( now in the way of the state compact law is Georgia, where the voters appear undecided about he law. If the bill passes the j egislature of that state, the law . will become effective throughout 1 he flue-cured belt |' State Leads In I! Lespedeza Seed * ? Not Only Is This Legume s In Favor With N. C. Far- t mers, It Is Source Of c Cash Income From Seed 1 Sales v While Japan clover has been c familiar to many farmers in N.j 1 C. for many years and particu- (t larly in a pasture, the improved) types of lespedeza are a fairly | aew subject in this state. The 11 United States Census for 1929 t lid not consider this crop sufficiently important to make a sur-' r /ey of it. The 1934 United Cen- ? 3us showed 22,373 farmers in the j t state growing it and 137,000 ac- j 1 res for hay. a The State's Farm Census sec- j ired by the Department of Agriculture through tax listings for j . 1935 showed over 400,000 acres I jf lespedeza, while the 1936 sur-; vey showed over 500,000 acres for) ill purposes. This is a greater icreage than the total wheat 11 crop of the state and almost as!i much as its tobacco acreage. It j C s more than half the acreage of S he cotton crop. There is another important an-jc *le to this crop, however, which s overshadows some of the other! ( values. North Carolina is now I croducing a larger acreage of | J espedeza for seed than any other I state. The price of these seed is " ilready very high and since so c many of the voluntary seed on f he land have already started to grow, due to the mild winter, t here is a very strong possibility e hat if severe freezes follow,' p most of this voluntary seed crop;! vill be killed out. In this case.z here would likely be an unusu- 'j (Continued on page four) i $11 A Good lGES today 'rove Fatal To I k County Man 1 urday In Brunswick County tained Week Before On Road T come". The "they" he referred to, it was learned, was Buster Robinson, 26-year-old logger, in front of whose home Sellers received the fatal burns. C Robinson corroborated Clemmons' story to this extent: "I heard Clemmons g call for help and ran out and found him trying to put the fire out. He was beating at the flames as Hobby rolled and screamed. I ran back into the house and got some water and threw on Hobby and tore his burning clothes vv off of him witlv the excep- P: tion of his boots and belt. tl Then I started to carry him tl into the house but he said s' 'You don't have to carry tc me, I can walk.' He walked ui into the house and we put ei some more clothes on him C1 and took him to the hospital. He said Clemmons set fire to tl him and Clemmons said he | tl (Continued on Page 4) j t? . r< I bi ion Know l ires For 1937 > i G{ ) w PENNY DONATIONS h AID RED CROSS jit i ir Despite the fact that the i jc emergency in the Ohio River 1 tl Valley flood area has now | ft passed, funds continued to tl come in during the past week m to the office of the local Red T Cross Chapter. It There was a particularly interesting feature in connection (w with a five dollar donation ' p< from the Brunswick County I ci Training School. When this j tt money was turned over to sc Chairman J. Berg by the prin- if eipal, Alvln C. Caviness, the 'i U Red Cross official was Infor- c; mod that the sum was raised by having each grammar grade f pupil bring one cent, and each ^ high school student two cents. Throughout the recent drive the response from the colored citizens of the county was j very gratifying, according to j j_j Chairman Berg. Classification Of State Crops? ... h( state College Specialist b; Gives List Of Crops In cc North Carolina So Far- ni mers Can Govern Plant- sc ing w ei Clo aciifi^o Fiona nf snil-ennserv- kl Viaaoil 1VU U V< >u wa a... ng and soil-depleting crops for fe ;he 1937 soil-conservation prow jram in North Carolina have [0 >een announced by J. F. Cris- ci veil, of State College. Crops to be counted as deplet- M ng are: hi Corn, cotton, tobacco, peanuts le larvested for nuts, broom corn, ot lorghum when harvested, and m ruck and vegetable crops, iniluding melons, strawberries, and ni rish and sweet potatoes. P< Wheat, oats, barley, rye, buck- ci vheat, and grain mixtures when cc :ut for grain or hay. Sudan, mil- ot et, and Italian rye grass harves- d; ;ed for hay or seed. Bulbs and flowers. The following crops which help * mild up or improve the soil are | o be counted as soil-conserving: Sweet, red, alsike, white, and nammoth clovers. Alfalfa, kudzu, md sericea. Soybeans, velvet leans, field peas, and cowpeas. fetch, Austrian winter peas, bur tnd crimson clover, crotalaria, (Continued on Page 4) Mrs. H. Oosterwyk Is Club Hostess The Phoenix Home Demonstraion Club held its February meetng at the home of Mrs. Hugh )osterwyk, on Monday, February ith. Mrs. C. W. Shaw, president, :alled the meeting to order by linging "A Song of The Open Country." After a short business meeting, ,fiss Marion Smith took charge, ier topic for this month was Curtains." Members enjoyed the liscussion and received someuseul information. Delicious refreshments were hen served by the hostess. Those in joying Mrs. Oosterwyk's hoslitality were: Mrs. C. W. Shaw, 4rs. E. Thorp, Mrs. Henry Veraal, Mrs. W. J. Martin, Mrs. lack Reynolds and Mrs. Joe P. ferzaal. VTE I Newspaper I Southport, >ublicity About Floggings Has Hurt The County 'hroughout North Carolina Impression Exists That Brunswick Is A County Where Lawlessness Abounds ITIZENS WANT MESS CLEANED UP ut It Is Their Desire That Be Done Without All The Fanfare Of Misleading News Stories Of Past Few Days Two Brunswick county citizens ho made trips to the interior art of North Carolina during le past week-end returned with le story that people over the ate apparently have been led > believe that lawlessness abonds in this section, and that /ery-other person you meet eithr is a flogger or a flog-victim. Responsible citizens from out in le sections of the county where le so-called serious trouble threa:ns say that report that have ;ached the daily press have sen grossly exaggerated. But hile these news stories have beame a joke to local citizens, eople upstate read them all and elieve them. The threatening letters report1 to have been received last eek by several residents of the [ickman's Cross Roads communy were later classified as havig been sent as , ".cUcol >ke". So far as can be learned, lere has been no real threat om the hooded floggers since ley visited the Freeland comlunity on the night before hanksgiving and whipped Will iman and Jesse Cox. The better citizens of Brunsick county desire to see the jrpertrators of this outrage lptured and brought to trial, but ley would like to dispense with >me of the publicity until Sheif J. A. Russ has done someling tangible toward solving tne ise. Shallotte Youth Critically Hurt larry L. Mintz, Jr., Injured Sunday Night While Walking Along Highway Near Junior College Harry L. Mintz, Jr., of Shaltte, a student at Pfeiffer Junior illege, Misenheimer, is in a crical condition at an Albemarle jspital from injuries inflicted / a hit-and-run driver near the illege Sunday night. Miss Ane Lee Culp, of Goldhill, was ali slightly injured. Mintz's head as badly hurt, and he has seval body bruises, having been rocked a distance of about 35 :et. Mintz and Miss Culp, together ith other students, were going . nhnvrh when the accident oc irred. The- boy's parents, Mr. and rs. H. L. Mintz, and his two others, R. I. and Fred Mintz, ft Sunday night upon receipt ' news of the accident for Albearle. R. I. Mintz returned Tuesday ght for a few minutes and re>rted that his brother was in a itical condition. The final outline depends upon the results a brain operation made Monty night to relieve the pressure (Continued on Page 4) Vopose Cruise Uj About As there has been considerable disagreement regarding the ability of Alan Ewing's 50 foot sharpie to make time under sail, it is understood that Mr. Ewing is considering making an offer to take the entire Civic Club to Wilmington and return when the windy days of March arrive. If the wind is from the right direction and of sufficent velocity, Mr. Ewing claims he can sail to Wilmington and back the same day. As a matter of precaution, however, it is understood that several of his prospective passengers are insisting on enough provisions being taken aboard to last a week. For various prudent reasons it is felt that more than half the club will stay at home. Before committing themselves, several of the members are understood to have already made inquiries of the Coast Guard regarding a lifeboat being sent I PORj n A Good Com J. C., Wednesday, Febri Officers Elected For Civic Club Monday Evening G. W. Bunker Elected Chairman Of Group Whose Interest It Is To Further Interest Of City , And County W. B. KEZIAH IS STILL EXECUTIVE SECRETARY Organization Perfected In Effort To Assist Him In Several Undertakings I That Are Now Under Consideration At a meeting Monday night of the Southport Civic Club G. W. I Bunker, cashier of the Peoples i United Bank, was elected chair! man. W. B. Keziah will retain his office and responsibilities as executive secretary, the organization being merely for the purpose of assisting him with carry! ing forward the work of the ! Civic Club. G. R. Dosher, young pharmac|ist, was elected vice-chairman of i the group and James M. Harper, Jr., was elected recording secre, tary. An advisory committee of three persons will be appointed | by the chairman and the execui tive secretary. One of the projects to receive I considerable attention during the ' evening's discussion was the development being carried forward at Ft. Caswell. Mr. Bunker sugi gested that the work was well j worthy of the support of club I members, and suggested as a possible first move an effort to se| cure a better road to the property. H. H. Thomas, who is in charge of the development, said that a right-of-way was immediately available for the highway forces, but expressed his doubt that anyJ thing can be done to secure a 1 road improvement until there is a change made in the head of the district engineer's office of the ' State Highway Commission. Mr. Thon.as then called atten(Continucd on Page 4.) Judge Ruark Has Short Session Several Cases Of Minor Iml portance Disposed Of On Wednesday In Recorder's Court i Only cases of minor importance were disposed of Wednesday before Judge Joe W. Ruark. } Robert H. Taylor, white, was i found guilty of violating rules of the road. Judgment was suspended upon payment of the costs. James McMillan, colored, was found guilty of interfering with 'an officer. Judgment was suspended upon payment of the I costs. Sidney Esau, colored, was found guilty of possession and i transporting whiskey. He was rei quired to pay a fine of of $25.00 , and the costs of the case. Earl Goodman, colored, was ( found guilty of interfering with an officer. He was required to pay a fine of $25.00 and the | costs, and he gave notice of ap- , peal. Boy Randall, colored, also was , found guilty on a charge of interfering with an officer. He ap- ; pealed from his sentence of $25. fine and the costs. English Burton, colored, was ] found guilty of manufacturing i and possessing a whiskey still. ] | He was given 6 months on the . | roads, but gave notice of appeal. ] 3 River The Ides Of March i along as an escort. A small ' tug may also come in handy since it is understood that ' Mr. Ewing postively insists i that the club must furnish 1 the crew to assist him in handling the vessel. ' The club feels that this 1 contemplated voyage should not cause any uneasiness among the wives or sweethearts of its members. Of j course, the fact that the crew will be novices may result in a few broken heads. ' This eventuality will be proj vided for by the taking along < | of the club's own physician 1 I and surgeon, Dr. William S. 1 Dosher, who will be provided i with abundant bandages and 1 dressings. In the event it i develops that Dr. Dosher is < among the prudent who < elects to remain at home-he will be shanghied and taken 1 anyhow. 1 The date of the voyage J i will be kept secret until the i morning of departure in ord- i er to assure that all club i members can be rounded up. r pii munity uary 17, 1937 ?UBL1 Brunswick Cc ?jfyAs I & " 'i^'wQbfc DISCRIMINATION?D port physician, declares ths selection of charity patients the Brunswick County Hosp Political Favor Charged E CLEANING UP ON THE WATERFRONT The appearance of the waterfront opposite the business district in Southport was changed considerably during the past week when the large sheet-iron building formerly occupied by tho Praeger Shrimp and Fish Co. was torn down. This waterfront nrooerty. in eluding the dock, was recently purchased by S. I. Burris, local fish and shrimp dealer. It is understood that Mr. Burriss will enlarge his building at the end of the dock, but that the large warehouse will not be immediately replaced... Honor Roll For Leland School List Of Students Who Made Unusual Scholastic Record During The Past School Month Following is the honor roll for Leland high school for the month ending February 3. 1st grade, A section: Willa Mae Willetts, Barney Meshaw, Harry Potter and Robert Lee Ganey. B Section, 1st grade: David Potter, Clifton Gore, Betty Mintz, Marie Williams, Doris Fields, and Wilma Joyce Lewis. Second grade: Rowland Clark, Bowden Williams, Cecil Potter, Dayton Drews, r ranees reamciine Plyler, Katherine Fields, Mary Jane Lewis, Lewis Clemmons, Shirley Adams, Mary Reynolds and Maude White. Third grade: Mary Hollis, Geraldine Millican, Dorothy Gray Powell, Jacqueline Reynolds, Winifred White, Aline Benton, Kirby Sullivan and William Ellis Ganey. Fourth grade: Joyce Benton, and Wade Skipper. Fifth grade: Burnice Watts, Mary Burns Peterson, James Earle Clemmons. Sixth grade: Gwendolyn Krahnke "A"., Mildred Clark. Seventh grade: Ethel Douglas, Elnora Gainey, Bettie Mintz, Adarene Skipper, Emolie Williams, Lillie Williams. Eighth grade: Douglas Potter, Mary Beck Allen, Christine Cok;n, Gertrude Mills, Viola Mintz, Mary Wells Rourk, "A", and Rosemary Watts. Ninth grade: Martha Anderson, Daisy Benton, Betty Brew Chinais, Betty Lou Powell. Tenth grade: Veneta Adams, \Jvin Presser, Roxie Skipper, Martha Williams, and Mabel iVoodbury. Eleventh grade: Alverta Lewis, imoret Williams and Linwood Peterson. Mrs. J. R. Simmons Is Club Hostess The Ash Woman's Club met Tuesday, February 9th, with Mrs. F. R. Simmons. The meeting was :alled to order by the president, Mrs. B. M. Crawford. After the jusiness was attended to the neeting was turned over to the lome agent, Miss Marion Smith. She gave a very interesting demmstration on curtains and drapsries. Those attending were: Mrs. J. I. Simmons, hostess, Mrs. D. B. -.ong, Mrs. B. M. Crawford, Mrs. T. A. Purvis, Mrs. Delia Smith ind one visitor, Mrs. Ernest Herding. The meeting adjourned at 'our o'clock to meet with Mrs. F. A. Purvis in March. ,0T SHED EVERY WEDNESDAY >unty Hospital r. William S. Dosher, Southit political favoritism in the > is impairing the service of ital. itism Is >y Local Doctor * Dr. William S. Dosher Says Brunswick County Hospital Can Not Serve Purpose For Which It Wasj Intended Unless All Have Chance WELFARE OFFICER CAN BE A HELP Ckarltv Patients Before They Are Admitted For Hospitilization Must Be Approved By His Office I Appearing Monday night before a meeting of the Southport j Civic Club, Dr. William S. Dosh-1 er appealed to the membership I of that organization to combat political favoritism in the desigi nation of charity cases for adj mittance to the Brunswick Coun7 ty HospttKt. "We have four types of patients at the hospital," he said, ; "Charity patients, political patients, private patients and public ! health patients." The degree to [ which political favoritism is shown in the selection of the j second group is a condition which should be corrected." "There have been certain re1 verbrations regarding the types j of patient that is admitted to j the Brunswick County Hospital as charity patients," Dr. Dosher ' continued. "It is felt that since! the admissions effect the hos- i pital so materially in a financial j way that one applying for charity should have his financial stajtus and reasons for admission j thoroughly investigated by our, 'welfare officer. It is his duty to! I say who shall and who shall not1 (Continued on Page 4) State Imports Hay For Feed Despite Fact That Some Hay Is Grown In Every North Carolina County, Quantity Is Not Sufficient As a dried farm product, hay may sound like a dry subject. At, any rate, it is a very important j subject to farmers in North Carolina. While every county grows 'some hay, yet North Carolina imI ports a considerable quantity and it exports practically none at all. We are now growing almost twice as much hay as we did a decade ago. The principal deficij ent hay-producing counties are those intensifying in cash crops, particularly tobacco. The general subject of hay covers a multitude of families or ! crops. For instance, the state produces alfalfa, clover, timothy, sorghum, grains cut green, soy : beans, cowpeas, peanut hay, lespedeza, meadow or wild hay, and other miscellaneous hays includj ing sorghum mixtures, crabgrass, | i Johnson grass, and late clover. | In September we begin to harvest a late crop of alfalfa, soy (Continued on page four) Junior 4-H Club Holds Meeting The junior girls 4-H club met February 2, at Shallotte high school with Miss Marion Smith presiding. The meeting was opened by singing "Today is Monday." The secretary then called the roll. Miss Smith discussed the standards to which a loyal 4-H girl should live. She took up the health project books for checking. Assignments were made and [ the meeting was dismissed until | March 2. Most Of The News I All The Time j ======== 'i $1.50 PER YEAR Highway No. 130 Will Intersect At G. T. Rourk Store rCommittee From The State Highway Commission Met Friday At Shallotte To Hear Petition To Change Proposed Intersection THROUGH SHALLOTTE BUSINESS SECTION No Oissention Heard At The Meeting As Common Idea Appeared To Be To Get Route Settled So Work May Begin A committee from the North Carolina State Highway Commission met Friday at noon in G. W. Rourk's store at Shallotte and agreed to comply with the request of the more than four score citizens present to have the Southport-Whiteville highI way come into U. S. Route 17 opposite the place of meeting. There was no opposition voiced to this request as everyone present appeared to be principally concerned with clearing the way for an early start on the paving project. Several weeks ago a map was posted in the Brunswick county courthouse showing an intersection at Clemmons' filling station, which is a few hundred yards north of the Shallotte business district. Citizens in attendance were encouraged when they learned that the sum of $85,000.00 has been ; earmarked for this project, and that work is expected to begin on the road at an early date. I 111." paving project win uegui at Shallotte and will extend toward the Columbus county line. Members of the highway commission who attended the meeting were James A. Hardison, Ross M. Sigmon and W. C. Woodard. Bonds Proposed For Free Books Governor Asks Committee To Revise Pending Textbook Measure Governor Hoey has asked the House Committee on Education to revise its free school books bill, inserting provision for a $1,500,000 bond issue to finance the measure, he said yesterday. The committee is scheduled to consider the bill late this week. Under the measure, introduced by Representatives J. B. Vogler of Mecklenburg, Hugh Horton, of Martin and Brooks Price, of Union, all public school students in grades up to" and including the seventh, would receive free books. Pointing out that the last General Assembly authorized the issuance of $1,500,000 in bonds for the textbook rental system and that the money never was borrowed, Governor Hoey said he would ask the present Legisla- I ture merely to continue the bond I authorization for purchasing free j books. I Once the texts were bought, no I further hond issues would be I needed to finance the elementary 1 school program, as funds for I book replacements would be in- 1 eluded in biennial allotments, the 1 Governor explained. He declined to comment on a I recommendation of the division fl of purchase and contract that a I bindery to repair textbooks be I established at Central Prison in I Raleigh. I (Continued on page four) I Tide Table | Following Is the tide table 1 for Southport during the next 1 week. These hours are appro- j B xlmately correct and were fur- H nished The State Port Pilot I through the courtesy of the I Cape Fear Pilot's Association. I High Tide Low Tide I Thursday, February 18 I 1:30 a. m. 8:22 a. m. I 2:02 p. m. 8:31 p. m. ]l Friday, February 19 <1 2.37 a. m. 9:31 a. m. 'I 3:13 p. m. 9:41 p. m. I Saturday, February 20 1 I 3:31 a. m. 10:38 a. m. I 4:28 p. m. 10:43 p. m. E Sunday, February 21 I 3:02 a. ra. 11:26 a. m. I 5:34 p. m. 11:39 p. m. I .Monday,' February 22 I 6:02 a. m. . J 6:29 p. m. 12:18 p. m. H Tuesday, February 29 'S 6:52 a. m. 12:32 a. m. 1 7:17 p. m. 1:07 p. m. I Wednesday, February 24 I 6:52 a. m. 1:28 a. m. I 8:10 p. m. 1:53 p. m. I

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