PAGE 2 g?i - ?? THE STATE PORT PILOT Southport, N. G. PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY JAMES M. HARPER. JR., Editor Entered as second-class matter April 20, 1928, at the Post Office at Southport, N. C., under the act of March 3, 1870. Subscription Rates ONE YEAR J1.50 BIX MONTHS 1.00 THREE MONTHS .75 Vjfcj/ y /> CTIV t i MS --I? !t Wednesday, February 17, 1937 February is the month of birthdays of great men. The county newspaper looks after the virtues of her citizens; the gossips look after their vices. From now until November 20th a bird dog is just about as useless as a shrimp boat in the winter time. Too much rain during the past few weeks has proved a handicap to the early efforts of the thrifty farmer. The year's building program is away to a good start in Southport. Two new homes have been completed since the first of January. If you have any doubts as to just how thankful you should be that we escaped devastation of the flood, just talk to one of the coast guardsmen who visited the district. Help Forest Warden During the past several days members of the Brunswick county forestry unit have been busy burning the dead grass beside the highways .in order to prevent forest fires from lighted cigarettes that are carelessly tossed from passing automobiles. County Fire Warden Dawson Jones and his helpers are taking every precaution to eliminate the annual spring threat of forest fires. Private citizens can be of much help to them in this work if they will inst use their judgment during the next few months. If you have a piece of land or woodland that you want to burn off, ask the fire warden to advise you as to the best time and method. That is his business, and he much prefers to help prevent a fire to helping put one under control. Disservice is free, and it's for your protection. Property Holders Ono fVimo- tViflf ic sprinnclv rptnvHino* the growth of South port is that a considerable amount of the desirable property is owned by people who live away from here. They have no civic pride that would induce them to make improvements, and are just holding on in the hope that some development will spring up over night to enhance the value of their real estate. Some of these holders have even neglected the important matter of paying their city and county taxes for a number of years. There is nothing that can be done to induce these men to clean up and improve their property, but it is well j" within the power of the city and county tax collectors to exercise the legal authority they have to force payment of taxes. What is true of Southport and her development also is true of rural Brunswirlf TIiptp 51 rp cpvppoI luircp fvonfo . >v?> " > VI v ui v 1'VIVIUI llll^v VI ?VtO VI cut-over timber land being held by outside interests with no effort being made to develop them into farms. Improvements would enhance the taxable value of these lands, thus reducing the present ! tax load of the farmers of the county. It isn't right that the tax burden of the county should be bore by the thrifty citizens while others are permitted to sit idly by and reap the benefit of their labor. The least that can be done about these landed interests is to see to it that they keep their taxes paid. Tournament Play The pre-tournament basketball schediule among Brunswick county high school teams is drawing to a close, and almost before we know it plans will be announced for this year's tournament. There is one change we should like to see made in the tournament plans for this year. That is the elimination of the necessity of one of the teams in the fin als in each division having to play two games on the last day. Unquestionably, this places those two teams?one girls team and one boys team?at a disadvan-| tage in their battle against fresh teams for the championship. There are two possible courses for the, elimination of this feature. The first | would be to drop the fifth team in the standing from tournament consideration. Offhand, this sounds like harsh treatment, but it is a fact that there is a girls! team and a boys team in the county f whose records will not justify any claim j to tournament consideration. If this plan meets with too much op-1 i position, there is the alternative of start-1 ling the tournament on Thursday, playing j semi-final games on Friday and the finals iSaturday. The objective of a tournament should be to select the two best teams in the county. It isn't fair to give the second best teams a chance to whip tired teams' of championship calibre. i War Laboratory The average citizen has heard rela-i itively little of foreign affairs lately. Events at home?the election, the convening) of Congress, the strikes, the unpreceden-j ted floods in the Middle West and South ?have taken all his attention. Yet the foreign situation has grown steadily more menacing. In Spain, for example, a civil war is j going 011. Everyone knows that. What I everyone doesn't know is that a general European war, on a small scale, is likewise going on in Spain. All the major) nations have pail lip service to the cause i of neutrality in Spanish affairs?but the fact remains, according to every fact-; finding newspaperman who has returned' fvnm thp Snanish battlefronts. that sev-' eral European nations have troops active-: ly engaged in Spanish battles, are supplying one side or the other with airplanes, rifles, cannon, ammunition and food. For instance, when the rebellion be- j gan, a rebel leader Franco had almost | no tanks?now he has great numbers of | the most up-to-date type. And the loyal-j ists had no air force worthy of the namei ?now they have a considerable number of fairly modern, well-armed ships. Principal participating nations are Russia, Germany, Italy and France. Germany and Italy side with the rebels, who are | Fascistic in tendency and purpose. Russia and France side with the loyalists, who include Communists, Socialists, Syndicalists and Republicans. To what extent are these foreign na-j tions taking an active interest in Spain ?j Vivid answer is supplied by Major A1 Williams, famous racing pilot, who recently made a European tour for the purpose of evaluing Europe's air armadas. According to Major Williams, "One pilot, who had served in the rebel army, told me it was getting tough for a native to j find something to do in that civil war. 1 Russia, Germany, Italy and France had all but taken it over for a warming-up session of their new war machines." Finally, why are these nations mixing in a civil war that, theoretically, is none * ii- i : o TUA +V,of Ol llieil UUolllcdd Aitv; aiifiwci K,v cuau in two-fold. First, there is a good chance that a loyalist victory would result in the establishment of a communist regime in Spain. Italy and Germany, leading facist powers, are determined to do everything possible to prevent that?it would threaten their hopes for the gradual extension of fas| cism through all Europe. By the same token, a rebel victory would be followed by a fascist Spanish government, as General Franco has said. And France and Russia feel that if that happened, they would be put in great danger, inasmuch as they would be surrounded by unfriend| ly nations. The second phase of the answer is given by intimation in the quotation from Major Williams. The chatter of diplomats to the contrary, it is a reasonable assumption that Europe would be at war now if the antagonistic powers were not held back by fear of each other's possible strength. It is no secret that Germany J ?J-4 1- : ? ? U vvuuiu aiuiciv. ridiite luniuuuw, ii suv were confident she could win?and that France would do the same thing, given the same assurance. Civil war in Spain is providing these powers with a chance to try out their fighting equipment?and I the General Staffs are watching with un; abated interest. This "international civil war" has kil! led thousands of Spaniards. It has laid Spain waste. And it is, perhaps, preparing the way toward the most sanguinary general conflict in world history. Today all Europe is an armed camp?and its weapons are infinitely greater both in number and potential destructiveness J than before the World War. It is very I possible that if one of the powers becomes satisfied that the "tests" made in Spain show it to be superior to a neigh[ boring unfriendly power, the blow-off ^will come with breath-taking suddenness. ? THE STATE PORT P1LQ1 * flhallotte | School News _ . i BV EDWARD RFI) WINE BASKET BALL The Shallotte lassies met the f Bolivia team Tuesday night, February 9. The small but well trained Shallotte team came from under in the second quarter, increased their lead to five points during the early part of the second half and held it until near the close of the game. The Bolivia team won by one' point, the final score being 19 to 18. The people of Shallotte are expecting Shallotte girls to be victorious in the tournament. Playing immediately after the girls the Shallotte boys took the1 lead against Bolivia boys. This lead was soon overcome and Bo-; livia began a slow climb to victory with a score of 28 to 13. The boys team has improved greatly during the past two months of practice and if the weather continues favorable they should stand a pretty good showing in the tournament too. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Stone, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Stone and Corrinne Stone were visitors at Moores Creek Battle ground Sunday, February 7. CHAPEL PROGRAM First grade? Miss Riddle, teacher. Song by the school, Work for the Night is Coming, and Tramp, Tramp, Tramp. Song by the class Good Evening. Bible reading by seven boys, Hobson Meares, Jack Gore. A. B. Willis. Jr.. W. A Stanley, Billie Gurganus, John David Frink, and Leo Todd. "The Old Woman and the Pig". A. B. Willis, Jr. Poem: "The Snow Man, "Rach-' el Floyd, "My Clothes," Nina N. Swain. "Ten Little Fingers", Marjorie Parker. Song (Class! "Fiddle Song." Mother Goose Poems by Mary Pearl Tompkins, Lottie Mintz and: Ruby Dell Nance. Solo, Maxine Milliken. Song (Class) "Three Fishermen". Shallotte News M. H. Gatlin spent the weekend at his home in Raeford. Mrs. Lillian Oliver and Mrs. Clarence Russ were Wilmington visitors Thursday. Lennon Swain and R. D. White, Jr., of Salemburg, spent the week-end at their homes here. Bill Teachey, of Beulahville, visited friends here during the week-end. Mrs. H. L. Stanley visited Mrs. Annie Mae Hinson, who is a patient in the James Walker Hospital, Wilmington, last week. John W. Goley, of Wilmington, visited his sister, Mrs. Lillian Oliver, here Monday. Mrs. W. L. Swain visited her sister, Mrs. R. Phelps, who is a patient in the Brunswick County Hospital, Sunday. Mrs. James Stone, who has been spending some time with her parents in Albemarle, re-! turned home last week. F. V. Spence and Miss Eula Mae Long were Whiteville visi-1 tors Wednesday. County Home Notes Walter and Jim Sellers and1 young Sellers came Tuesday and held service in place of Miss Satterfield, who we were sorry to learn, was sick. We hope that she is recovered by now and able to be about her usual good works. Mrs. Ruby Mercer and Mrs. Carrie Watkins visited the home Friday afternoon. Mrs. Cora Beville and Mrs. Edkins Swain called to see Sim Sellers Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Joe McDowell and chil-1 dren visited her father, HenryFlowers, on Sunday afternoon. Other visitors to see Mr. Flowers were Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Gore, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Chinnis and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Sullivan and son and his wife, of Winnabow, Mrs. O. H. Robbins, of Bolivia and Dan Robbins, of Funston. Other callers on Sunday afternoon were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith, Southport, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ward to see Mrs. Mary Swain and Mrs. Emma C. Lewis to see F. H. Willard. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sasser and Mrs. Floyd also called Sunday afternoon bringing little Misses Marie and Anna Lee Creech to be with us a while. Mrs. Carrie Anderson and daughter, Mrs. Vance Pigott, and Miss Maggie Andrews, of Shallotte, visited Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Williams, on Monday. "I heard the absent-minded Professor Jones driving his car into the garage at daybreak this morning. Where do you suppose he had been all night?" "Well, Mrs. Jones told my wife that he saw a red lantern beside an excavation down the street and had sat there waiting for it to change to green." Mrs. Duff: "I always feel lots better after a good cry." Mrs. Jawson: "So do I. It sort of gets things out of your system." Mrs Duff: "No, it doesn't get anything out of my system, but it does get things out of my bysbaad T, SOUTHPORT, N. C. 1 Vegetables, Usual And Uncommon (By Guy A. Cardtvell) Agricultural and Industrial Agt., Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co. A study of seedsmen's catalogues is a fascinating and timely occupation at this season. Aside from the artistic beauty of same of these books, there is a fund of valuable information to be gained from them. There are many sources from which seed may be obtained, some good, some indifferent, and some bad. If we get hold of poor seed or seed of varieties other than those wanted, and ordered, we are out of luck, as the seasons and the years roll by so fast that we cannot recoup losses due to mistakes, poor judgment, or other misfortune. There are many reputable seedsmen in business, and it is not my intention to reflect upon them individually or collectively, for it stands to reason that they are doing what they can to protect themselves and their customers, otherwise they would soon lose their clientele. When buying seed, either locally or from a distance, be sure to place your order for a few hardy flower seed for the improvement of the home grounds. The brilliant blooming plants will give pleasure to all beholders and cut flowers in the house dress up the place and brighten the family outlook on life if it needs to be brightened. Experienced growers of truck crops usually know what vegetables can be marketed, and the varieties most popular in the markets to which their products are shipped. There are certain standbys. in combinations of several commodities, that are grown in almost every vegetable growing locality, as it has been found ~ trt /InnnnH ovrilliaivp. pi UUCUl UUfc tw UV pv i iu ?,nv.?...v ly upon any one truck crop. Farmers in the Carolinas major in the growing of English peas, snap beans, lima beans, cucumbers, and Irish potatoes; and some sections grow cabbage, asparagus, squash, Cocozelle or Italian marrow squash, green corn, strawberries, cantaloupes, watermelons, broccoli, radishes, spinach, turnips, peppers, carrots, beets, collards, onions, dewberries and blue berries. But there are few planting in the South of Globe artichokes, Brussels sprouts, Swiss chard. Cauliflower, Chinese or celery cabbage, water cress, eggplant. DesMoines, acorn or table qfleen squash, endive, kale, mustard, Kohl Rabi, leek, okra, parsley, parsnip and salsify. It is possible that a few experienced truck>< growers, with good soil, and ample family labor, might specialize in some of the rarer vegetables, and by careful attention to the niceties in preparation and packaging for market might build a substantial business through some reliable connection or connections in the central markets; connection with a high class restaurant and hotel trade. It is predicted by the Bureau of Agricultural Economics that the production of truck crops for market shipment in 1937 will exceed 1936 volume by from five to ten percent. Farm Questions Q. What soils will give the greatest yield of lespedeza? A. This legume grows best on medium to heavy bottom land but satisfactory yields may be obtained on most uplands. The Common, Tennessee 76, and Kobe varieties grow well in all soils of lower altitude in the mountain section, and on the slate, sandy loams, black-jack lands, and red clay soils of the piedment section. Low-lying, moderately heavy soils, river bottoms, and sandy loams are best in the coastal plains. The Korean variety is especially adapted for the mountains because of its earliness and it will produce well on practically all the better soils. Neither variety is of much value, when seeded on very acid or sandy soils. Q. How much cod-liver oil should be used when fed on the scratch feed ? A. Cod-liver oil should be fed at the rate of one and one-half pounds to each 100 pounds of scratch feed. The best way to feed this oil is to weigh out 25 pounds of scratch feed and thoroughly mix six ounces of codliver oil with this amount. This should then be used until entirely consumed before another lot i is mixed. It is also advisable to keep feed that is mixed with cod liver oil' in some container that can be closed so that it will not be exposed to the direct rays of the sun as this exposure would (detract from the feeding value [ and also cause the feeed to sour. Q. Does it pay to apply fertilizer to a new pasture? A. Recent experiments have j shown remarkable increases in [ grazing from the use of fertilij zers and the use is therefore recommended. In general the mixture should be the same as used for corn in the locality. An application of from 200 to 400 lbs. ! of a 4-8-4 mixture would be suitable, in most cases, for the Coastal Plain, and a similar amount of a 4-12-4 for the Piedmont anil Mountains The fertilizer pmy bu harrowed in before aoecjiife or may Ui UrUteU in with # ?tt th? rate <u from J .000 2,0uQ go Back o* the Flats I ^ -^i acre is also beneficial on very [ der at State Colle I acid soils. i The scholarship | by the Chilean N 4 II /""il 1 ?? I educational bureau H Uub Member car?ina 4 h ciub ing the best recorc Gets Scholarship "ZZ: of 12, Foyles has Winner Of Best All-Around member for ei ht Award Received Four- .. . Year Scholarship to State time he has 001,11 College For Fine Work Projects, three to : and one forestry Given recognition as the best' His average con all-round 4-H club member inisix y?ars was 44 vr .1. , ? , acre. Last year he North Carolina. Mamn Foyles. of S322.u from hi i of Lenoir County, has been a war- i ject. ded a four-year scholarship to! Foyles has repre State College. at county camps { Foyles was selected on a basis courses at State of his record in club projects, his' years he was a i leadership activities, and his re- j Lenoir County se( cord as a high school student, j that won third, se said L. R. Harrill, 4-H Club lea-' first place at the NAMES a Im One of the first things a names make news. There which make news. Names < things?products and service more closely than the thundi escapades of a Prince. g Look through the adver ? ? J rQQ no rn PC \ T I per unu yuu n ntv- nuiwva jvj ? life. Dependable names?nar announcing improvements in service, new and better ways ^ tasks, ways to save money a living. Follow the news those r ter day. Read the advertis a I them as millions of other pei to*date in the world of goo time, effort and trouble in ; your expenditures and get th The State SOUTHPOF a WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY ,, By PERCY CROSBY Copr* .$BflD ^ I p IF A COP'N % B an Italian ast WA V 3tFTER ME YA A|NT S66N -//-'A 11 Mt-YA UNOCRSTANO? / ; V R6M6M66R NOW- ' K I'M THROWIN' MFSELF ? " Md "\__0N YCa HC: > V .> ' '" 1 !1 .?. ? J Hi' ge. judging contests at the State was awarded Fair. itrate of Soda Ke has beer. vic<-presi-:< - .^K to the North president of the Wheat Swaxj^B member mak- 4-H Club, and has held official Hj 1 over a period positions with the Grange in ha H years. community. H lub at the age A one-year scholarship to SU'-^B been an active ColleSe wa? awarded Fo>'les :~R 1935 for his record in growirz^K years. In that corn anc| jn j9r,6 he was awar- ^B lleted six com ded the State leader's medal f H oacco projects, the best individual recoi project. mitted at the 4-H short course. H i yield for the Harril! also stated that in ai-Bh 3 ' bushels per dition to Fovie's four-year c-H made a profit lege scholarship, the Chilean NV.-B s tobacco pro- rate of Soda educational bureau has awarded scholarships to the^H sented his club 4-H short course next sum.r.-B and 4-H short to the club membe rs who had theH College. Three best records in nember of the counties last year. JB ;d-judging team,1 S cond, and then1 Subscri! e to The State Pert 1 annual seed- Pilot-$1.50 year St m " " ~ tr the NE WS I cub reporter learns is that S are two kinds of names H of people. And names of SB s?things which touch you ejH erings of a Senator or the |B tisements in this newspa- 9 >uVe known most of your B 4-1-.^.<- ct/infl vnlne? iSl^l IIC^ mm siaiiu iw* ? ? ? 1 i quality, improvements in W i to perform old household qjH nd raise your standard of lames are making, day af- \ H ements regularly, and use 8 jple are doing to keep up- 9 ids and services; to save 9 shopping; to help budget jo I e most for your money. 8 Port Pilot I IT, N. C. I

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