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    I The Pilot Covers
Brunswick County
paccamaw Lbr.
Company Timber
J Holdings Sold
jegel Paper Company,
[Which Recently Purchased
Mill Site Near Acme,
Bought Property
jfty-Five Thousand Acres
[)f One Hundred Thirty
Thousand Acre Tract
Involved In Deal In
This County
The Hiegel Paper Company, of
>w York, recent purchasers of
mill site near Acme for the
tine erection of a paper manacturing
unit, has bought the
0.000 acres of timber land lyf
in Brunswick and Columbus
itnties. Fifty-five thousand
ics of this land lie in Bruns
|The information was received
I Dawson Jones, forest warden
I Brunswick county, who anlunced
the company is anxious
lat the forest fire control fort
of the state department of
[nservation and development coLcrate
with them in protectL
the timber lands from fires.
[Jones released a memorandum
lorn G. C. McCormick, chief of
[rest fire control in the state,
which he quoted President
legel of the paper company as
lying: " that in all probability
ey would put in paper maines
at this plant in the near
|ture which would mean the emblement
of between 750 and
500 men.
In his letter Mr. McCormick
id he had no information rending
the cost of such a plant
it that based on his knowledge
other pulp mills producing
eachable sulphate pulp he would
y that this mill woidd cost hereon
$1,000,000 and %5,?O0,000.It
is the intention of the cominv
to protect its 130.000 acres
timber lands from fire and to
t no material from the lands
r a period of fifteen or twenty
During that time, he said, the
mpany expects to purchase
lp-wood locally from farmers,
uch will mean the purchase of
(Continued on page 4.)
Little Bits
Of Big News
4ew> Events Of State,
Nation and World-Wide
r\ D..?
interest uurmy * ? ?
\larconi Dies
A world bound more closely
through his genius Tuesday
mourned the death of the Marquis
Guglielmo Marconi, the
father of wireless. The famous
inventor, who was only 21
when he discovered how to
telegraph through space, died
early Tuesday of heart paralysis
in his palace-home in the
heart of Rome. He was 63
years old. He left unfinished
his far-reaching development
of the ultra-short wave, but
his work will be carried on by
the group of experts who
have searched with him in the
mysteries of transmission
without wires. Marconi, whose
wireless messages first bridged
the Atlantic in 1901, was a
frequent visitor to the United
o Extra Cost
President Roosevelt said today
no additional cost was in- j
volved in the Navy's search
for Amelia Earhart, who disappeared
in the South Pacific.
He made this statement at
his press conference when his
attention was called to re-'
ports that some quarters on
Capitol Hill intended to ask
a Congressional investigation
of the expenditure. Mr. Roosevelt
pointed out that every
^'avy plane has to do so many
hours in the air, and that
ships burn fuel oil regardless
of the duty to which they are
umberland Wet
Cnofficial returns from all
of Cumberland County's precincts
gave proponents of
county liquor stores a majority
of 994 votes in a liquor
election Tuesday. 3,208 votes
and drys 2,214.
and drys 2,214. In 20 precincts,
wets mustered 3,072
v"tes and drys 1,954. The
county voted against the rePeal
of the Eighteenth Amend- j
nent in November, 1933.
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j Camp Sapona R<
Among (
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I n-:"' . .-. -.<* '*
CCC Camps in this sub-distrii
ing, and a banner was awarde
was held during the month (
Case Workers
- ? ?{?First
Attention Will Be Giv-'
en Persons Who Are
Now Receiving Aid From
Public Funds Of The
Miss Mary Lindsey, Of St.
Pauls, And Mrs. Agnes
Barnhardt, Of Columbus
County, Will
Help Mr. Sasser
Work of receiving applications |
for public aid under provisions of
the Social Security program was
1 begun this morning in Brunswick
county with a full staff in charge
of the work.
Miss Mary Lindsey, of St. Pauls.
has been employed as case
worker in the Brunswick County
Welfare department. Miss Lindsey
is a graduate of the Univcrjsity
of North Carolina school of
I public administration. i
? ? * T?.? n^,lt ffirninf I
Mrs. Agnes Dili until Vie, 1UUI.V. I
welfare officer for Columbus
county, has been employed temporarily
to assist for a few
weeks in getting this program!
successfully launched. j ,
First attention will be given to
the cases who now are receiving
public assistance from Brunswick
county. Just as quickly as these j
needy cases are disposed of, others
will be called in and the program
will be carried along until
i every needy case is being cared! c
for- I d
Included under the duties of' j
the welfare department is the ad- t
ministration of aid to the needy j,
aged, aid to dependent children
and aid to the needy blind. n
Frank M. Sasser, welfare offi- j t
cer, says that with his present n
staff of well qualified people it t
is expected that the welfare de- (|
partment will be able to progress
as rapidly as condition will lj
allow. t
He asked that the people be (i
reminded that the department is s
receiving first the applications s
for those people now receiving i f
(Continued on page 4.) |ti
Wilmington Sailboa
Here For
William Emerson Mischief,
a Class B. boat, was brought
in Saturday night in order
that the skipper might do
considerable local sailing and
acquaint himself with the
tides, eddies and various
quirks of the local yacht (
course, before the races Aug12th-14th.
Sunday afternoon Mr. Emerson
and Capt. Jimmie \
Metts and the former's brother
came down from Wilmington
and put the Mischief
through a couple of
hours of work. A stiff breeze
made things pretty interesting
and the craft was not
able to stand full racing canvas.
Captain I. B. Russell
and Capt. Bill Styron of the j
i ST.
A Goo
;es today Soutli
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xeives High Rat
XC Camps Of'
months ago camp sapona s
et. In May the local camp
>d for this marked improver
>f June.
Ready To
ocial Security
The annual tobacco issue of
The State Port Pilot will be
published August 1th, six
days before the opening of the
tobacco markets of Columbus
county and the South Carolina
People high in agricultural
circles have been invited to
contribute to this issue with
especial messages to the tobacco
farmers of Brunswick
Advertisers desiring space
in this issue, which will go
into virtually every home in
Brunswick county, should have
their copy in the office early,
and are urged to make it a
point to get their copy to The
State Port Pilot.
Vew Hope Plans i
Homecoming Dav
Vll-Day Celebration Will
Be Held Sunday, July 25,
At Which Time Old
Members Will Gather At
The forty-third annual home-!
oming day will be observed Sun-'
lay, July 25, at the New Hope
"resbyterian church, near Winnaiow.
The Rev. J. R. Potts is
lastor of the church.
An all-day celebration will
nark the occasion with an ineresting
program for both the
norning and afternoon sessions,
it noon there will be a picnic'
inner served on the grounds.
While program plans have not j
een completed, it is understood
hat the afternoon session will be
evoted to a round-table discusion
during which time expres- j
ions will be heard from old i
riends and former members of I
he Sunday school.
it Brought
Practice Sailing
Cape Fear Pilots accompanied
the navigators.
It is understood that several
other boats, now engag- 1
ed in races at Charleston,
may be brought in the latter
part of this week and
kept here until the races,
so that the crews may get
acquainted with local condi- j
tions. The four Sundays between
now and the date of
the races will likely show j
many boats and crews out
training on the 12-mile
course since this is their
home course for big events
of this sort, the Carolina
Yacht Club, of Wilmington,
will naturally have the most
boats out for the local prerace
d Newspaper In
iport, N. C., Wednesday,
? jl
:ing ;
rhis Sub-District |
??* . 2 SP
&S"*!N* ^ ;.* in,
tood sixth among the seven j0
advanced to first place rat- vii
nent. The first-place rating ev
i nn
Sentelle Given
Fine-Road Term |
I of:
R. E- Sentelle Was Found jfei
Guilty Of Drunken Priv- jl!a
ing In Montgomery Coun- 1111
ty Superior Court Th?Vrs
R. E. Sentelle, Brunswick county
representative in the lower pe
house of the North Carolina Gen- pj{
eial Assembly during the last
session, was convicted Thursday js
in Montgomery county Superior ne
court for driving a motaor ve- ,]a
hiclc on the public highway while jc
he was under the influence of njj
intoxicating liquor. tjc
Judge J. A. Rosscati, presiding |,a
over the term, sentenced the
Brunswick county man to thirty [ ?.
days on the roads, imposed a [V
fine of .$225.00 and revoked hisi^"
driver's license for a period of
one year. Mr. Sentelle gave notice
of appcad to the Supreme
court, and bond was set at $500. o
Mr. Sentelle was convicted scv-1 '
oral weeks ago in the Montgom- J
cry county Recorder's court, but
appealed his case to the Superior
Bankers Make |s
Loans On Farm
North Carolina Bankers j0p<
Have Joined Forces With)pa
Officials Of Resettlement co!
Administration In Work- 1
ing Out Debt Service lno
North Carolina bankers are ed
joining forces with the govern-1 an
nient to help farmers get back j th<
or. their feet, J. Robin Baucom, sp<
RA supervisor for Brunswick cos
county, reports. th(
"Faced by demand for standard on
rehabilitation loans far in excess del
of time available for that pur- ha'
pose. Resettlement Administra- 1
tion employees in Brunswick are ed
helping many farmers rehabili- am
tatc themselves through private the
credit, or even without credit," sp<
he commented. cos
Farm debt adjustment a i d I thi
available without cost through | wj
this agency helps to bring the; C0I
farmer's debts in line with his | ma
ability to pay. I ]
Resettlement supervisors are1 fol
helping farmers work out writ- {S(a
ten, budgeted farm and home wa
management plans that show
how much can be paid on old j ,
debts after living and farm op- jol
erating costs have been provid- ! u_,
ed for. j ]
Private bankers realize that I ^
sound farming plans are just as | j
important as credit. They are ^Ql
(Continued on Page Four) th(
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Welfare Official i <
Is Visitor Here
S. J. Hawkins, field supervisor jon
from the state board of charities |
and public welfare, spent Tues- ?u
day here with Welfare Officer i P01
Frank M. Sasser. ! t?
The two spent the morning for
planning the program and set-:
ting up the organization for the i lea
local administration of the Sc- j agi
cial Security program. jgei
A Good Coir
July 21st, 1937
intries Coming
In For August
Sailing Races
otal Of Eleven Boats Already
Have Filed Entries
With Chairman Of Invitation
ther Plans To Make This
Dccasion Outstanding Are
Moving Along Nicely;
Dinner Plans Made
Entries for the first annual
chting regatta at Southport
onsored by the Carolina Yacht%
Club, of Wilmington, arc
ming in every day and the
tal now stands at eleven.
Most of the entries received
to date have come from Wilngton,
but several members of
e Carolina Yacht Club are in
larleston this week and will do
little personal contact work
at is expected to bring seval
boats from the South Carna
Outstanding among the develments
of the past week was
c aiiuuuiiwciiiciii wi xjuvciiiwi i
ydc R. Hoey that he planned
be in Southport on August 12
attend the first day's races.
; invitation immediately went
rward to Governor Olin D.
hnson, of South Carolina, inLing
him to come here for the
ent. So far there has been
word received from him.
One of the features of enterinment
planned for the yacht
ces is a dinner for boat owns
and members of the racing
ews on Saturday evening fol.ving
final day's races. Lt.
hn W. Sample, commanding
ficer at Camp Sapona, has ofred
the use of the mess
11 at the CCC camp, and the
jss attendants have offered to
operate in putting on this din-1
r. J
During the next week a comittee
will begin soliciting funds
r the purchase of trophies to
awarded first and second j
ice winners in each event.
Another important item which
expected to be settled before
xt week is the selection of a
nee orchestra to furnish musfor
a dance each of the three
jhts of the races. Negotiains
are now pending with a
nd of national reputation.
lumerous Cases
Before Recorder
ises Covering Wide Vari
ety Of Offenses Were
Disposed Of Here In Recorder's
Court Last Wednesday
A number of cases, most of |
;m or minor importance, were
iposec) of here in Recorder's
art last Wednesday before
dge Joe W. Ruark.
Halton Alston, colored, pleadguilty
to charges of reckless j
eration and was required to
y a fine of $25.00 and the
Earl Babson, white, was found
t guilty of larceny.
Everett Simmons, white, pleadguilty
to charges of larceny
d was given six months on
: roads. This sentence was su;nded
upon payment of the j
its in the case, restitution to j
i prosecuting witness and up-1
the further condition that the [
fendent remain of good be-1
Ernest Molletts, colored, pleadguilty
to charges of larceny
:1 was given three months on
! roads. This sentence was su:nded
upon payment of the
its in the case, restitution of
ee dollars to the prosecuting
tness and upon the further
idition that the defendent relin
of good behavior,
rlollis Williamson, white, was
ind guilty of using improper
ite license plates. Judgment
s suspended upon payment of
! costs.
tVillis Vereen, colored, was
ind not guilty of an assault
an a female.
Effie Vereen, colored, was
ind not guilty of larceny.
Judson Hewett, white, was
ind guilty of setting fire to
: woods and was given thirty
ys on the roads.
Elarence Johnson, white was
md guilty of a similar charge
i also was given thirty days
the roads.
N. C. Smith, white, was found
ilty on charges of non-suprt,
was ordered by the court
pay the sum of $2.50 weekly
the support of his children,
(tn action of nol pros with
,ve was taken in the case |
ainst R. J. Bragg, white, char- j
i with larceny.
r pii
Men Lost In I
Green Swam]
Two Young Federal Fores
I ters Spent Two Harrow
ing Nights In The Greer
J Swamp Before Being Rescued
Plowed Way Through Dense
Undergrowth At Night
To Reach Men Who
Were Weak From
Footsore and weary, two
U. S. Foresters were rescued
j from the depths of the almost
impenetrable Green
Swamp Friday morning after
being lost for more than 48
The two men, John Hale,
of Marysville, Ga? and John
Carow, of Wisconsin, members
of the U. S. Forestry
Service timber survey party
working in Wilmington, disappeared
while running a
line in the Green Swamp
Wednesday afternoon,
They entered the Green
Swamp Wednesday morning
running a line and were accompanied
at that time by
(Continued on page 3)
Grading Wor
Shallotte Ei
Upon tlic basis of an inspection
made last week the Magnolia
Dairy, of South port, was
advanced to grude "A" rating
by the local milk inspector.
The llillcrest dairy retained its
grade "A" rating.
.Members of the Southport
hoard of aldermen have recently
stressed the importance
of milk inspection, and provision
has been made by that
hoard for the reimbursement
of the milk inspector from
fees collected from the dairymen.
At their next meeting
the city board is expected to
establish some plan for collecting
a similar fee from outside
dairymen who deliver
milk in Southport.
Some Damage To
Crops In Storm
Wind And Hail Caused
Some Crop Damage On
Sunday Afternoon At
Shallotte, But Benefits
From The Rain Compensated
Some crop damage resulted on
Sunday afternoon from a wind
and hail storm which struck in
the immediate vicinity of Shallotte,
but the good that was
caused by the rain more than
compensated for the loss.
Several fields of corn were
leveled by the force of the wind
as the stalks bent to the ground.
The same was true to a smaller
extent of tobacco patches. Farmers
set to work early Monday
straightening up the leaning
stalks, and by nightfall the weed
crop apparently was little the
worse for wear.
Damage from the light hailstorm
was negligible.
Farmers from the Waccamaw
section said Monday that rains
Saturday afternoon and Sunday
were life savers so far as their
corn prospects are concerned.
Stuart House Waj
Following is a feature
story whic appeared in the
August 22, 1/397 issue of the
Wilmington Messenger. This
interesting issue was loaned
by G. T. Rourk,.of Shallotte.
Our several notices, in this
issue, of Southport, would
be incomplete without a reference
to the old hostelry?
known as the Sturat House.
It is built on what is locally
known as a water
skirt. The first floor was
originally a warehouse, its
walls of brick. The upper
story, constructed of wood,
. was subsequently built on
this foundation. It is perhaps
the oldest hotel in the
state, having been opened
p For 48 Hour
: Nelson Avers
Weed Crop Bes
In Two Decade
"In the 21 years I have
been coming to Columbus
county, I have never seen as
fine a tobacco crop at this
stage of the game as I find
in this section this year",
I declared M. O. Nelson, veteran
Whitevllle tobacco warehouseman,
and one of the
owners and proprietors of
Nelson's and Farmers warehouses
Mr. Nelson continued that
much could happen between
now and the time that all
the crop is harvested, but
that in his travels over Columt
us, Brunswick and Horry
counties recently, he had
nevci >een a more beautiful
uniform and brightly colored
crop of tobacco than he has
found this >ear.
"Of course," he said, "tobacco
is just a weed, and we
must lake into consideration
that a lot of things might
happen liefore the season is
k Begins On
id Of Highwa
Despite Announcement La
Week That Bids We
Too High And Would 1
Rejected, Work Begi
FOR 3.45 M1L1
Work Begun On Gradii
| "Y" Intersection At Th
Junction Of Highway
No. 130 With U. S.
Number 17
| Grading forces oegan wo
' Monday at Shallotte prep:
ing a roadbed for the hai
surfacing of 3.45 miles of hig
j way No. 130, beginning at t
junction with U. S. Highway T
Last week announcement w
; made that recent bids receiv
I by the state highway comm
sion for the grading and surfs
' ing of this road were consider
. too high, and it was feared th
' plans for an early start we
hopeless. Citizens of Shallot
therefore were delighted wh
the grading equipment arriv
I and actual work began.
Kiker and Yount, of Rcidsvil
i submitted a low bid of $16.70
: 50 for structures; F. D. Clir
; of Raleigh, was awarded the co
, tract for the roadway.
Ash Demonstration
The Ash Home Demonstrat:
Club met with Mrs. Delia Smi
I on Tuesday afternoon. July :
i Having dispensed with the bu
i | ness session, Mrs. Marion S. E
! sher, the home agent, present
i an interesting demonstration
! "Furniture We Can Make." S
! displayed several useful and i
tractive pieces of furniture whi
are easily made at home.
The home agent urged the cl
women to take part in the cc
test to be held in the fall spc
sored by the Kerr and Ball j
! companies. The club memb<
discussed plans for a social ne
Those attending the meeti
were: Mrs. J. A. Purvis, pre
1 dent, Mrs. W. J. Purvis, M
j James Purvis, Mrs. D. B. Lor
land Mrs. Delia Smith. The mei
ing adjourned to meet with M
|B. M. Crawford in August.
) Subject For
Story In Old Pape
about the year 1830, and,
through all the mutations of
time, for over a half century
has borne the same
name, and been kept as a
hotel by the ladies of the
same family, first Mrs. Elizabeth
Stuart, and after Mrs.
Stuart's death, by her daughter,
Miss Kate Stuart, the
present proprietress. The old
habitue of Southport will recall
Mrs. Stuart. She was
one of the conspicuous citizens
of the village for many
years. A woman of strong
self-reliant and aggressive
nature, quick - witted and
courageous, there are many
anecdotes of her actions,
sayings and doings which are
I (Continued on Page Four)
Most Of The News S
All The Time I
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Cutting Timber I
's For Pulpwood j|
Furnishes Jobs I
1 m
I- Timber Suitable For Use In jl
Manufacture Of Paper Is Bj
Being Cut And Stored I
JS At Southport While The jl
Dock Is Built I
At Rate Logs Are Coming i|
In It Appears Likely That |
Large Supply Will Be I
On Hand By Time I
Shipment Starts I
j The cutting and shipment of II
I pulpwood is rapidly developing into
a major industry for Bruns- jH
I wick county, and many men |H
have been busy during the past jH
few weeks at this work. |
On at least two vacant lots in JHj
Southport hundreds of cords of ||
pine logs suitable for use in the |H
paper mill have been piled until
a loading dock can be construe!
ted on the waterfront. 9|
Work on that project, which is l|
I located on the river north of IH
j the city limits, already is under- H
way. wnen it is uomiJicicu, luga
will bo loaded on barges and |H
shipped to the paper mill at IH
Georgetown, S. C. H
Meanwhile, work of cutting
the logs continues and it appears
that a large supply will be ready IH
by the time shipment begins. H
^ Festival Plans 1
H At Mullins, S. C. I
Johnny Hamp And His H
Nationally Known Orch- H
estra To Furnish Music H
For Dance To Be Held I
In Evening flj
?*l- I
e j Everything is In readiness Tor*
the gigantic Tobacco Festival,
which is to be held at Mullins,
South Carolina's largest tobacco Hj
market, on July 29th. The proirk
gram is complete and all arrangements
have been made for the
convenience and enjoyment of the
,h_ thousands of guests who will be IH
ho in Mullins on that day. H
jo The committee was fortunate
to secure for the Festival Ball IH
as the evening of the 29th, Johnny IH
o,l Hamy and his Nationally known IH
is. broadcasting and recording orIC.
chestra. This is a music organi- IH
ed zation that will attract hundreds
at i of dance lovers throughout the
re ! Carolinas, Approximately fifty
,te sponsors from various towns and
en | cities will participate in the IH
ed beauty pageant, from which IH
number a Queen of the Tobacco IH
le, Festival will be selected and
7.-1 crowned, in an appropriate cere- IH
le,; mony, at the ball. H
n- Prominent among tnc speaiters ?
on the program of the day will
be: Senator Jas. F. Byrnes, Sena- 19
tor E. D. Smith, Governor Olin |B
D. Johnson, Ex-Governor Cole L. 19
on'Blease. Burnet Maybank, Wynd- 9
th ham Manning. Ben E. Adams, JB
13. Neville Bennett, Edgar A. Brown
si-1 and Ben T. Loppard. 9
>o- Three bands will participate, 19
,ed the Nationally known Parris Ison
land band, of Parris Isalnd, the 19
he Florence Industrial School band,
it- of Florence, and the Police band, 19
ch of Charleston. Free acts of the
day will include: Fred Kirby and 19
ub his Hillbillies, of broadcasting 19
m- fame, Millie Long, famous aero- 19
m- batic dancer, airplane stunts, etc. 19
jar A baseball game will be played JB
rs in the afternoon and a square 19
ixt dance will be held in the evening. 19
(Continued on page 4.) 9
" Tide Table fl
;t- 9
Following is the tide table 9
for Soutbport during the next 9
? week. These hours are appro- 9
ximatcly correct and were furnished
The State Port Pilot 19
{ through the courtesy of the 9
u | Cape Fear Pilot's Association. B
High Tide Low Tide SH
Thursday, July 22 19
j 7:33 a. ni. 1:33 a. m. ^9
I 7:38 p. m. 1:37 p. m. 9
Friday, July 33 B
j 8:08 a. m. 1-If a. m. JB
8:13 p. m. 2:30 p. m. IB
Saturday, July 21 B
8:43 a. m. 2:55 a. m. B
8:13 p. m. 2:59 p. m. IB
Sunday, July B
9:18 a. m. 3:31 a. m. B
9:22 p. m. 3:38 p. m. B
.Monday, July 26
9:56 a.m. 4:05 a. m. B
10:01 [>. B
Tuesday, July 27 B
10:39 a. m. 4:38 a. m. B
10:47 p. m. 4:55 p. m. B
Wednesday, July 28 B
I I:38 a. B
10:47 p. m. 4:55 p. m. |B

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