PAGE 2 THE STATE PORT PILOT i Southport, N. C. 1 PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY , JAMES M. HARPER. JR., Edflpr t entered as second-class matter April 20, 1028. at the Post Office at Southport, N. C., under | ' the act of March 3. 1879. J1 Subscription Rates ONE TEAK $1.50 < SIX MONTHS 1.00 1 THHEE MONTHS .75 ( -f t i i y / CT > VE;' #?'MEMCFP't 1 : Wednesday, August 25, 1937 ! Friends are people who help you find an alibi for your short comings. One more week before school opens 1 for Ihe fall term. ', t Friendliness is so infectuous that we \ don't see why it isn't more prevalent. t ., It is such a strain to stay mad with , someone that we doubt that it is worth : the trouble. Any Brunswick county man who sells 1 his timber tract to be slaughtered is killing a goose that will lay golden egg far a long time to come. I Tobacco farmers with surplus money for the first time in several months shouldn't forget their friend, the merchant, who extended them credit when funds weren't so plentiful. 4-11 Membership Grozvs One of the most hopeful signs for the future of agriculture, 1110 aiiciiigiiii ' er points out, is tlint the enrollment in 1-11 clubs passed t lie million mark for the first time in 10.1 (i. Membership continues to increase. The young men and women who join the 1-11 will he the producers of tomorrow. In their club work, they are instructed in new methods and techniques that make it possible for the farmer to raise larger crops and earn a greater return. They are given an opportunity to develop qualities of leadership that will (trove invaluable to them in the future. In brief, they are wisely making careers of farming. _____?? Keep Camp Sapona We learn with grave concern that there is eminent possibility of the transfer of Company 127 of the Civilian Conservation Corps from Southport early in the fall. That is bad news to every citizen of the town, for the men of Camp Sapona have taken a prominent place in the com-1 munity. It is impossible to estimate just how badly that camp will be missed from Southport. No official word has been received, and it is likely that no final decision has been reached in the matter. There is a possibility that concerted action on the part of Southport people and their friends may cause officials to give favorable consideration to the continuation of this camp. Letters to Congressman J. Bayard Clark and to Senators Robert R. Reynolds and Josiah Bailey will help. Citizens with a real desire to help in the cause to have Cam]) Sapona continued at Southport should write to these men and outline the "rood accomplished Dy the local tot outfit, and give definite reasons for desiring to see the camp retained here. Lei's don't wait until the horse is out to lock the barn. Now is the time to act in this matter. Lighted Cigarettes ??? iA short time ago, a careless Oregon motorist tossed a lighted cigarette from his car. An area of 5,000 acres, covered with good young timber, was burned. At the present average lumber price, that means that $70,000 in payrolls and supplies was lost to the state. And. according to a conservation authority, "It would really amount to a loss of well over a million dollars in the future resources of the state." Many decades are required before a burned tree is replaced and devastated land becomes valuable again. Preventing fire is said to be 75 per cent of reforestation. And more than 90 per cent of all forest fires are man-made. In every lumber state, you can see thousands of ghostly acres, covered with only the I blackened stumps of once great trees? grim monuments to ignorance and care essness. Every individual owes his fellow citi;ens an obligation when he goes into the .roods, or drives through timbered coitnry. That obligation is easily discharged? nit failure to do so may result in the loss if millions of dollars, and the ruin of irreplaceable natural beauties. Take the utnost care with smoking materials? and lon't throw matches and butts, even hough you think they're out, from your \ar. Watch campfires like a hawk, and ,vhen you leave, saturate them with wat;r, then bury with dirt. Obey the law? especially the local rulings that are put nto effect during fire seasons in areas ivhere hazards are especially great. Remember that forests are our heritage, and that it is up to us whether we lissipate or conserve that magnificent egacy. When Is War? Not since 1917 has a major nation declared war. Yet in the intervening years here have been a number of far-reachng, sanguinary conflicts. What might be ermed Mars' modern technique does not equire a formal declaration of war? armies are mobilized, soldiers and civilians? are slaughtered, cities are devastated md governments change even while, officially speaking, actual war does not exist. In Italy's Ethiopian campaign, for example, war was not declared?but the resuit of the invasion was to eliminate the Ethiopian Monarchy and make the country into an Italian colony governed by the tta'ian Military. Russia and France have not declared war on the Spanish Insurgents, nor have Germany and Italy broken off relations with the Spanish government?yet it is no secret that Franco's cause has been kept alive with the aid of German and Italian troops and equipment, while the Government forces would have collapsed long since had it not been for Russian airplanes and armaments and French military experts. To/ io> !n iiin Fm- Rnei ilu> world is a train witnessing a war without declaration ol war that is of tlie utmost significance nol only to the nations involved, but to the western world as well. Japan lias gone to the limit in recent years to build up her army and navy. Foi a small country, she has an amazing military machine, far superior to that of the Chinese?though China herself has made progress in unifying and strengthening the country. China's greatest weakness has always been the corruption of her local governments?as Oswald Garrison Villard has written, "The purchasing ol Chinese statesmen and generals is Japan's long suit; it has advanced her and her policy of conquest far more rapidly than have her rifles and cannon." The central, Naking government lias usually proven unable to control the superabundant local war lords?each with his owi interest at heart and each suspicious ol the others. The situation as it exists in China, is as if each American state gov ernor had a great private army which lie could use for any purpose he wishes even to the extreme of fighting the armies of neighboring governors. As a consequence, plus Japan's fai more efficient and modern war machines it is believed certain that the Japanese will encounter relatively little trouble ir conquering the north provinces. She wil take over cities and accomplish destruc tion on a vast scale, and probably replace present local governments with puppel Chinese governments controlled by the Japanese, as she did in Manchuria. But ir the long run, Japan's chances of success are dubious. China is a tremendous country, with the largest population in the world. Not since the dawn of history has it been permanently conquered?over t period of many years, the invaders inter marry with the Chinese and are virtual I; swallowed by the immense country. Chini has more than half a billion people a against Japan's 75,000,000. Furthermore, it seems inconceivabh that Japan will be permitted by othe powers to advance unhindered into China Russia is strongly anti-Japanese and will if matters go far enough, throw her re sources to the side of China. And if i came down to a Russo-Japanese wai most experts think the bear would win. England will attempt to limit Japan' conquest in the interest of her own trade and lastly, it is a question whether Jap an's financial resources are sufficient t stand a long struggle?today more tha 50 per cent of her government's budge is earmarked for the army and navy, an< she has a soaring national debt. So here is another grave threat ti I world peace?the gravest, perhaps tha has yet appeared. Whether war is actual ly declared is only of theoretical impor tance?to all intents and purposes a ma jor war is now underway in the Far Easl and interests directly affecting every na tion in the world are involved. :: - THE STATE PORT PfLO" IX CAMP Li. R. I. Mintz, Brunswick ! cour.ty Register *f Deeds, is in j Charleston. S. C., this week at| tending a Reserve Officers encampment. RESIGNS Mrs. Aritn H. Sasser, one of the most popular members of the Southport high school faculty for the past few years, has resigned. ^ ATTENDS MEET Mtss Annie May Woodside, the only woman in North Carolina ' l \ holding the position as county j superintendent of schools, is at- i : tending a convention of those s officials at Wrightcvflle Beach. 1 IirsBANDS HELP ' The report from the county ' |home demonstration agent is that f [Several Brunswick county husbands are busy constructing hand- t made furniture as the result of t erent demonstrations of this work. lTV'K IV ATTENDANCE Five Brunswick county women ' attended the recent Farm and ' Home week at N. C. State Col- ' lege Mrs. R. A. Mercer, one 1 of them, said "Farm and Home week gives nrc something to live \ for the rest of the year." Valuable Donation To Local Library A recent valuable addition to I the Southport Public Library is| a twenty-six volume set of the works of Mark Twain, donated j by Mrs. George Singletary. '' Her husband was born andif reared in Southport. Forty yearsj< ago lie left here to enter govern < 1 nient service as an engineer. The 1 couple Iheil in Camden. N. .1.. hut ' made frerpient visits to South- ' port. Mrs. Singletary liked the 1 jtown and she liked the |ieopli. here. 1 vsiring to make some t ! gift to the community that I I would he of lasting benefit, she < '| purchased and donated this set ! of Mark Twain's works. Joint Birthday ('richration field A joint birthday celebration honoring' Misses Lillio Hickman ' rind Lou Nrll Bennett, of Hick- ' man's Crossroads, was held Friday night at the former's home. About twenty-five couples at- ' J tended the party. Various games were played, after which delici- ] , Jons refreshments were served. ; Supply Man Gbarged , With Abducting Girl Homer Clemmons, of Supply, i 11 will face arraignment in Reeord' ier's court here this morning I I (Wednesday) on the charge of!' abducting 12-year-old Myrtle 1 I i Holden, of Boone's Neck, near ! Shallotte, and taking her to t i Cumberland county. Clemmons was arrested in Fnyctteville Sunday night. He fold officers he had taken the young I girl to Cumberland two months ago but that she had accompanied ' him voluntarily and with the pcr1 mission of her mother. -; Tlie man was lodged in jail , here pending prcliminiary hear', inff1 ? 1. INJURED SEAMAN IS LANDED HERE tContinued f rom page one I guard cutter Modoc. The coast ? guard small boat picked up the > I Bulk Oil at S o'clock and placed the injured man in the hospital at 10:30 o'clock. I The man's eye, injured by a . steel splinter, was so badly in, fected ship's officers decided to send him ashore lest he lose the - organ. > In addition to Captain Bamctt, ( men making the trip were Arthur Huntley and Pete Midgctte. PULP MILL WILL DRAW UPON THIS COUNTY FOR WOOD ! (Continued from page one) | raw product for the Georgetown " j mill for all time to come. /! The Georgetown plant will ^! manufacture only kraft papers and papers for building construcs tion. Another mill owned by the 1 same corporation at Savannah, 3 Go. will manufacture newsprint exclusively, t'j Of the more than two hundred .. thousand acres of timber land al- j I ready acquired by the George' | town plant, a large amount lies " in Brunswick county. Three gradt uate forestry workers will be era. ployed by the concern for the ' purpose of carrying on scientific methods of reproduction in the S | woodlands. One of these forest, j ers stated Saturday that it was the expectations to harvest and | reharvest timber on the company 0 i lands every five years. n I The corporation will use the , i utmost efforts to protect its ^ \ timber lands from fire. It will 1 either cooperate with the State and county by paying a lump sum yearly, or if the State and 1 county do not choose to eoopet rate it will have an independent . organization to protect its own timber and at the same time this organization will stand ready - to give all reasonable assistance to threatened nearby areas. Timber that has been burned : over is worthless to the mill. It 1 was stated to a newsman Satur1 i r. SO'JTHPORT, N. C. day that this past. week one relatively small tract of land was discovered for which they would have paid $0,000 six months ago. But fire swept over this tract the past spring anr', the best they would offer for it was $100. Even that offer was made only because it was possible to reforest the tract. ALL DEFENDANTS TO HIGHER COURT (Continued from page 1.) ecciving stolen goods, bond being iet at $2.10. D S. Sylvia, white, was found "uilty oi* reckless operation. He ' as required to pay a fine of >25.00 and the costs. He gave lotice of appeal, and bond was iet at $71.00. Probable cause was found gainst Ed Evans, white, charged vith making an assault with a leadly weapon with intent to kill, -le was bound over to Superior ourt under bond of $7,00. SCHOOLS OPENING FOR FALL TERM NEXT WEDNESDAY (Continued from page 1) . ear thereafter, must be six years if age on or before October 1st if the year in which they enroll, uid must enroll during the first nonfh of the school year." Tug,Barge Run Aground On Shoals Off Bald Head (Continued from page one) aground hut not in a position where there was any danger to the crew. A report was made to the station, and as the lifeboat had no pulling power a call was made for the Modoc at Wilmington. The big cutter arrived at 8:20 I'elock Tuesday morning, but on iceount of her size and depth she ould not get within a mile of >ither the tug or tow. She had 10 hawser long enough to reach hat distance and the only thing -1- -a 'In II'OP In olorv/1 lw n nile away. The ttisr. from the pounding she received by the breakers, bc?an to leak badly Tuesday. Ttigs af the Stone Towing Company, at Wilmington, were railed upon late Tuesday afternoon and at client dark they siieeoeded in pulling the Pejebseot off. With her pumps going full speed to keep her elear of water, she was immediately towed to Wilmington to be plaeed on the railway for repairs. Tho barge was left where she was until this morning when it was seheduled to have the tugs back to make an attempt to float her. Big Game Fish Are Hooked Sunday By Deep Sea Party (Continued from page 1) rolled in shortly after 1 o'clock. She had lf> barracuda, running up to as murh as 21 pounds in weight. Seven of these fierce fish were caught by one man. T. I. Watklns, a leading spirit in New Hanover Fishing Club aetivities. Despite his personal big catch Mr. Welkins told a harrowing tale of having lost more than 121.(10 worth of plugs, leaders and lines. His fishing companions ' had nothing strong enough to hold anything except ten or fifteen pounders and big fish were Lakmg their plugs and hreaking and carrying away their lines client as fast as they could he put overboard. The R. M. Lewis, of Captain Hulan Watts, did not get in uniil sundown. She brought five big barracuda and a considerable number of large mackerel and boneta. She had had even worse double with broken lines than the Sea Duke party. The fish hail bitten like wolves and there was nothing nt all on board to hold them. The lines would part like a rotten thread when a big fish struck. Tn one instance a member of the party aboard the Lewis hooked a large Tuna. Th fish made three tremenduous jumps out of the water as it sped away with the broken line. It is thought several tuna and tarpoon hooked, in addition to this one that was seen. However, the lines broke so easy that they did not even come to the surface fighting and were not seen. On top of bringing back much proof, the fishing club members and the boatmen all swore that the vicinity of the Gulf Stream was swarming with every known kind of big game fish that can be found in Florida. The club is pi-:iring to make frequent trips out from Southport in quest of these fish. And they aim to cany tackle that will hold on their future trips. The catches naturally created much excitement, both among the fishermen and the citizens of Southport. One well known local spoitsman declared that the big game fishing off Southport would grow into something as much value to the town 33 the shrimping industry ever has been. He anticipates that many northern sportsmen, and fishermen from other sections, will be attracted to Southport for the big game fishing. CCC BOY KILLED BY ELECTRICITY (Continued from page one) pole several miles above Southport in a storm Saturday morning. Members of the jury were C. E. Gause, S. W. Watts, W. C. Leinhart, D. E. Arthur, H. C. Corbett and Clyde Newton. The body was carried to Loris, S C. Tuesday afternoon for burial. Roys of Camp Sapona served as pallbearers. i | Belk-Hensdal I "The Home of ] ij Belk s Pres( Parade of Nev LADIES' Fall Diresses I Beautiful dresses in varied materials in all new Fall Shades; Rust, Black, Brown, LuffKajre Tan, Green an.d Blue $9.95 LADIES' NEW Full Length FALL S PO R T DESSES I( j ( ) A I S Latest fashion dresses Pleated backs, stiteh- . . . Styles to please, ed hacks and plain Each of these dresses hacks. 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