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THE STATE PORT PILOT
_ Southport, N. C.
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY
JAMES M. HARPER, JR., Edjfcpr
Bntered as second-class matter April 20, 1928, at
the Post Office at Southport, N. C., under
the act of March 3, 1879.
ONE TEAR $1.50
WX MONTHS 100
THREE MONTHS .75
I Wednesday, July 21, 19.T7
Maybe you bore people who bore you.
If you want to do your friends a favor
send a special invitation for them to visit
I you during' the yacht races next month.
A large crowd daredevil is one whose
nerve begins to fail when be finds himU
A steady diet of sour grapes may have
something to do with the disposition of
I some people we know.
The cleanup program in progress in
Southport applies to every property own
er in town. It will not he a sueeess unless
?; everyone co-operates.
About the time we get ready to start
a movement for the censorship of all
I mother-in-law and old maid .lOKes we see
someone who makes us know exactly
why they were ever started in the first
And where is the man who said he liked
summer weather better than winter?
With the prospect of at least fifty entries
in the first yacht in? regatta to be
held here August 12-1.1-11, it seems illogical
that there should not be a single
local boat to start.
Yet that is the prospect. The only boy
in Southport with much sailing experience
during the past few months is Elliott
Moore, who built his own moth boat.
Tommie Thompson is a sailor of some
sibly it is an absence of self assurance.
Last week a group of local sportsmen
started work of reconditioning a small
boat belonging to Allen Ewing with the
idea of putting her in shape for the race.
We do not know the results of this venture,
but this type of interest is a step in
the right direction. Southport should have
a boat entered in the races.
EC Jip rein if
Applause is all right.
There apparently is some natural reser
Ive about Southerners that makes them
hesitant about expressing their pleasure
when they have been entertained. PosI
sibly it is ai absence of self assurance.
Not for a moment would we suggest
If that the people of this section switch over
K to a policy of noisy loud-mouthiness. We
B like the South, its people and their customs.
Still, there are times when we feel
B sorry for public entertainers, who have
I every right in the world to expect apB
plause, as they are forced to plod through
I their act or speech or program with no
[ encouragement from their audience.
I , .?:
j Canning Time
iThe farm family with a garden not
I only is mighty lucky now while there is
f an abundance of vegetables, but a proviI
dent housekeeper can do a lot to help
I the food budget for next winter.
Scanning unci preserving are me miners
that will do the trick. Modern convenicn
ces are at the disposal of housewives: al
ready they have had an opportunity to
I observe expert demonstrations by home
Nature, too, lias done her part. In addiI
lion to the surplus cultivated vegetables
there are wild fruits and berries from
I which appetizing jellies and preserves
I may be made.
Truly there is little excuse for need
H either now or later in a land where such
I a superabundance of fruit and food prow.
I Better Homes
Every time we make a trip to Western
I North Carolina we come back with a deI
termination to try to do something to
I make our citizens more conscious of the
need for better homes.
Those people in the Western and PiedI
mont sections of this state know and apI
preciate the comfort and convenience of
1 a nice home. The average farm house up i
there is better than our best homes down |
here. We don't know how they managed J
to get their homes, nor do we know howl j
they paid for them. But they are there; j
and the country gives a much more pros-1
i perous appearance than any territory we1 j
have ever traveled through. "i
Western North Carolina farm land is
110 more fertile than that in this section.j
I In fact, we don't believe that our natural]
1 resources can be surpassed by those of
| any other region. The difference then,!
1 must come from the ambition of Western!
North Carolinians and their appreciation!
'for the things that really count.
Something happens every day to make!
us realize just how lucky we really are.'
Right now we are thinking of the sections
that are in a turmoil because of
| strikes and industrial strife. Hundreds of
stockholders and manufacturing executives
are uneasy about the future of their
business as they are being constantly hnrrassed
by demands of labor leaders.
The position of the worker is no more'
enviable. From a group of men who continue
to get their salaries while trouble j
'brews, hundreds of employees of mills]
and shops receive orders to stop their]
work and stand idly by until further notice.
Work ceases, but living expenses do
not. Mothers and their children suffer;
more than do the men. Ir
To us all this sounds like an echo from n
another world. "It can't happen to us," 1
we say, with a sigh of relief. No, thank ?
goodness, it can't. Not yet. Still every- g
thing that is happening will have its ef-j"
; feet upon us?especially upon our future. !|!
| Removed as we are from the troubled t
area there seems to be little we can do ?
about the present situation. But ours is ?
the point of vantage. From here we can. t
look on dispassionately and see what is h
happening. With clear, cool heads we!
can weigh the facts and form our opin-l
ions. It is the duty of every citizen to
keep intelligently conversant with the
trend of the times, for each of us mayj
have momentous decisions to make in the j
not distant future.
Automobile accidents can be reduced..
Death on the highways can be stopped. |
Last year, traffic fatalities reached an J
all-time high of .18,.100. Yet 18 states and!
the District of Columbia showed an ave-j
rape reduction of 7 per cent in deaths?|
even though gasoline consumption, bestjs
barometer of traffic conditions, increased ii
10 per cent. ?
These states weren't "just lucky."
Chance didn't save the lives of their citi- ti
/.ens. All but two of the states carry on' ^
[aggressive programs of safety engineer-jb
ing, law enforcement, education, legisla- n
tion, etc. In half of the remaining 301a
states next to nothing is done to prevent ^
the Grim Reaper's grisly harvest. n
There are two prime causes of automo- k
bile accidents. One is the reckless, incompetent
and dangerous driver. He can be t;
cured to some extent by up-to-date traffic ?
laws that are honestly and rigidly enfor- "
The other cause is dangerous, "acci- ?
dent prone" locations?bad intersections, "
narrow highways without dividing areas, ci
etc. Here the highway engineer must be n
called in to eliminate such needless haz- jj
ovrlc? ov?rl fline mol'o if vii*fimllv imnncci. 41
HI UO (UIU HIMO lllfiuv, iv ? '* iiiij/vuui (,]
ble to have an accident.
"Make our town safe" should be a
community motto. It's high time, as the
New York Times says, that we "shook off
our comparative national difference to
this man-made evil . . . and began safety
campaigns in earnest."
A fellow with a slick tongue is bound
to make a slip sometimes.
Some people carry fortunes in their
mouth?several gold teeth and a silver
A word to the wise is sufficient, but a ?
word from the foolish is too much, it is n
Sit-down strikes are perhaps benefit- fi
ting the pants manufacturers more than
If all the political speakers were laid
end to end, the country would perhaps
be better off. .
A nice, juicy piece of gossip often
seems to have a telling effect on the
There's a difference between being
stingy and thrifty, but one is often mis- (,
taken for the other. t
IHE STATE PORT PILOT, '
I The Fishei I
| (BY \V. B. KEZIAH) j I
j. + |'
Claiming that their official
duties interfere with their
performing the more menial
task of digging worms or
catching minnows for bait,
Postmaster L. T. Yaskell
and Lieutenant J. W. Sample
are still wandering out to
the fresh-water streams for
red fins and goggle eyes . .
whenever they can get some
one to get the bait. One clay ]
the past week this columist
had to postively, hut politely
refuse to have anything to I'
do with the bait-getting, j
Whereat the Postmaster sail- 11
ly remarked: "We feel that
you have deserted us/' It's
nothing of the sort. We just
have a bit of discretion and
aim to exercise it. We do
not intend to get a sunstroke
digging worms or to break
our back trying to dip up
minnows, just for the privilege
of going out to some
freshwater stream where the
mosquitoes are thicker'n
hades. In the good old summer
time, at least, we aim
to abide here in town where
there ain't no mosquitoes
and where there is always a ,
fine breeze blowing irom on i
the Gulf Stream. - - Yours j
We know of no fish that is ;
aore considerate of the fisher-! ]
nan who is angling for him j.
han the blue fish and macker- j i
1. Trolling for them out on the j i
"ape Fear shoals, no one ever ;
ets eye strain or endures any <
lental agony watching and wait-|j
ig for them to bite. You wait
or the bite and when it comes
he fact is telegraphed to you 1
istantly by the line being jerked j1
ut of your hands, if you are; 1
ot prepared for such an even- 1
uality. You get a kick out of 1
lue fish and mackerel trolling. I
There are a lot of differ- ''
cnt kinds of fish and for j1
some there are individual i'
methods of getting them to j;
bite. In the case of sheep- j;
head, you have to know your 1
fish. Sergeant W. C. Leiner j
of Southport is the most devoted
to sheephead fishing i>
of any man we know. And .
he knows how to get them |
to bite and swing them onto
the dock with his trusty
pole. Anyone searching for
the Sergeant at high or low
tide can always find him i
on one of the docks, his line |
patiently dangling alongside i
some barancle covered piling. '
ALL GETTING GOOD
Shrimp and menhaden are j
howing up to add to the fishig
interest. It may be just a
oincidcnce, but when things bein
to got good at their regular
ccupation the boatmen are more
lan ever beset by fishing paries
desiring to go out on the
riny deep. Some of the local
oatmen will abandon their comlercial
fishing trio just to be
ccommodating to the visiting: j
ishing party, even when they j
now they would make more;
loney by going about their re- ]
ular work. Others of the party
oats feel that they should be
otified in advance when a par/
is coming and wishes to enage
their craft. All the boatlen
seem to think it would be
rnch more satisfactory all
round if the fishing parties
'oukl come more frequently on
reek days instead of all crowdlg
in on Saturdays and Sunays.
One boatman has had as i
lany as five different calls for I
is boat on a Sunday. Of course,
e could only take out one of
ie five parties.
Mecklenburg folks poured
into Southport this week-end
for the blue fish and mack- !
erel trolling and they all had
wonderful luck. For two or
three years Rowan county
has about held the record
for sending the most fishing
parties to Southport. This
year Mecklenburg and Cabarrus
are about pacing each
other, with odds on the former.
Cramertown and Concord are
the adresses most frequently
given with calls for boats.
Any day now from half a
ozen to a dozen small boats,
'ith an occasional larger one,
lay be seen out in the vicinity
f some shoal on the river. The
ilks are beginning to have great
port out at those places. The
ish are biting well and some
ice large fish are being taken
igcther with many smaller ones.
NOT GONG NOW
The yearly cycle will soon
roll around. In other words,
it won't be long until every
dock is swarming with
shrimp trawlers and the waterfront
folks who like to
sleep late will have their
slumber rudely jarred by the
noisy-put of gasoline engines
as the boats get away for a
long days work.
DEFENDS ON WEATHER
Every day the Southport Civic
'lub is beset with inquiries rearding
when is the best time
o fish at Southport. The answerj
SOUTHPORT, N. C.
A column dedicated to opinions of
the public. A mouthpiece for the
views and observations of our
friends and readers, for which we
accept no responsibility. Contributions
to this column must not
exceed three hundred words.
SEND IX ENTRIES
Southport. N. C.
July 20, 9.-I71
Editor Slate Port Pilot:
Since von wore kind enogh to
offer to mail copies of this issue
of the Pilot to all the known
boat owners in the territory from
which we expect boats to come
for the races August 12thl4th,
I would like to trespasjs a little
further on your kindness and interest.
I want to urge all sail boat
owners who have received entry
blanks from me and who plan to
enter to fill out their blank and
st ml it in as early as possible.
The earlier that these blanks are
received and filed the better we
will be prepared for the event.
The publicity committee will also
Ik- aided greatly by early entries.
And any boatman leading this
who has not received an entr.y
blank, is urged to write me immediately.
asking for one. They
are also requested to advise
friends who own yachts, and who
may wish to enter, to write me
for blanks, which will be sent
promptly, together with any desk
I want to thank the large number
of sportsmen who have already
sent in their entiles. From
I he interest that is being shown
generally, I think I can say
that the first annual regatta,
belli at Southport by the Carolina
Yacht Club will be a huge
s: Whenever the weather is
?00(1. w ill mi uit* weuuii'i i? iiiiu
,'ou can't get outside. When you
'a n get outside the fishing is
\V i t h Postmaster Yaskcll
touching for him, Ensign Kelly
Cotton of Camp Sapona reported
to the Civic Club Sunday that
he hooked and landed a five
and a half pound fresh-water
trout while sating at pump
[jond, eight miles up the Cape
Fear. He was using very light
tackle and had a very exciting
time landing the big fish. The
Ensign also hooked and landed
mother trout that weighed
slightly less than two pounds.
Die Postmaster was not along.
He merely assisted in telling the
! ST A
j TO Tobc
Shallotte News ^ and Mrs ,
Mesdames R. D. White and "^k(,att univfrsftj
Lillian Oliver and Miss Gladys M|)Pnt last week
Frye were Wilmington visitors on J friends.
Tuesday. 1 G. T. Rourk a
Miss Charlotte Trlppe Rush, of spent Friday in
Wilmington, spent last week here Misses Louise 1
with relatives. i Runs and Aradel
Mrs. Carrie Leitoh, of Wll- Wilmington visito
mington, visited Mr. and Mrs. .1. Mrs. Carl Andr
j A. Russ last week. her home here
D. E. Davis, of St. Augustine, several weeks wi
iFIa., is spending some time with Mr. and Mrs. Ha<
relatives here. Mount.
Miss Agnes Russ spent last R. D. White hi
week in Wilmington with rela- return home afte
tives. gone an operatior
Mrs. Lennie Hewette delight- pita!, Durham. H
fully entertained the members of nicely,
the Ladies' Aid Society Tuesday r. d. White, Ji
evening in their regular meeting. Swain, of Salemt
Those present were: Mesdames week-end at their
\V. A. Ituss. R. D. White, S. T.
Rubs. p. (1. Hewrtt, M. II. Rou- pniinh, LI.,
rk, Harry Stanley, MeKinley v-AJUIlly lit)
Hewett, 1C. Rourlc and Lennie ~
! Hewott, Misses Rexie and Louise ^rs* Millard T
I Trippe, Eula Mae and Vera ?us'e Zebeiin call
cigh Simmons Su
success. Mrs. Emma <
W. R KEZIAH, dim., Hayes Lewis stopi
Invitation Com. 19.'!7 Regatta |H. Willard Sunda;
Notice to D
Dog Tax $1
III J. E. C
|| Tax Collector, Ci
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D WA DC
iS\ ?7 t\ 1YL,
1ITEVILLE, NORTH C
We are glad to announce that we
e addition to the STAR WAREHC
us capacity for a full clays sale anc
MM) pounds of tobacco.
We appreciate the patronage that
ic past two seasons in Whiteville an<
-lighted floor and a force second
, we are prepared to give you BET!
HIGHER PRICES. We invite y
cR WAREHOUSE your Tobacco
OWNERS and PROPRIET
>, Auctioneer TOM P
! Mr. and Mrs. Henry
J. C. Stone, who and Mr. and Mrs. George He
mmer school at Casion and daughter, Dor;,
in Durham, ited Mr. and Mrs. B. c wV ?
-end here with Sunday.
md d. t. long "Ready,
Wilmington. / ,
rrippe, Charlotte /?H(l /?Olt> //^JH
la Loner were i _
irs Wednesday. !. Recognized as one of the |f, M
ews returned to "f ? ^n.? WS ,of thp ^1 '
after spending "^' ^""n/ a'ul A"'' ^ *
th her parents, ^?"dayI. l? the Amuzu T! , M
eburn in Rocky Ruby Keeler 18 1 , m<
in ?ock> Lee Djxon and toj,Hlw "
,S been able to Sive such an outsta>iding ,??/ brf
8 . , mance that this picture will r Hi
[e is improving WEDNESDAY >
wincrnte A genuine|y entertaining I861
r? a t Hi toPlay' Columbia's "\v,,mar','|c?
,urg. spent the Di^tress-. a |ar ? ' "
homes here. Amuzu Theatre whol(> ./ ; ca
j show Wednesday and Thurs<j?,M
me JNoteS In the title role is May Robs-- |y0'
venerable star of "Lady F()r
horp and Mrs. Day,' 'who shares top honors ivi co1
ed to Mr. Ral- Irene Hervey and Dean ,t;t6j *
nday. Lynn Shores directed.
2. Lewis and
>ed in to see F. Subscribe to The state p0- H
y. $150 a year. 1
tog Owners ij
.50 Will Be 1
ity of Southport <1
* K1tlCXt??IICifiriIlf?lHHW( I
are building a i I
)USE that will |fl
has been given i-l
j with our large
to none in the J
ER SERVICE m
ou to make the i
ORS , :
IERCE, Floor Manager |l