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THE STATE PORT PILOT
Southport, N. C.
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY
JAMES M. HARPER, JR., Edjfrr
Bntered as second-class matter April 20, 1028, at
the Post Office at Southport, N. C., under
the act of March 3, 1879.
ONE YEAR ?*1.50
BIX MONTHS 1.00
THREE MONTHS .76
Wednesday, September 8, 1937
When a man begins giving rubber
checks, right then somebody better look
i out for a puncture.
At this season, many country newspapers
acknowledge gifts of grapes from
readers. Does that include "sour
Funny, but some people seem to think
that tennis or golf more healthful exercise
than chopping wood.
First rule of repartee: Better never
than late. i^fiftli
People with a half-hour to kill usually
spend it with someone who hasn't.
Words may be wind; but then so is a
The keys to the city usually are presented
only to those people who can go
where they want on their own.
The biggest fool is the one who believes
that he can fool others without
them knowing and resenting it.
A Hollywood producer says that movies
are a reflection of the public mind. Some
we have seen recently are a reflection on
the public mind.
Now the government takes care oJ
everybody over 65 who hasn't any monej
?and everybody under 65 who hasn'l
Q any initiative.
p Apparent Need
If Southport is to attain deserved rat
ing as North Carolina's outstanding year
M round resoil town, there is acute need foi
u better facilities for taking care of over
There are unexcelled arrangements lo
eally for taking care of a limited numbei
jijof guests; but the number is too small,
K There must be provision made for accom
odating a large fishing party; a smal
|' convention; a reunion gathering anc
(other gatherings of that type.
The answer to this need apparently ii
to be found in the construction of a small
Already there is a normal surplus demand
that will justify this investment
Discovery of the possibility of big game
fish off-shore from Southport is sure tc
swell next season's crowds.
From several sources come reassuring
messages regarding the future of Cami
Sapona. Temporarily, at least, the loca
unit of the Civilian Conservation Corp:
apparently has been removed from con
sideration in retrenchment plans.
Friends of the camp in asking that i
be left here unmolested had a stronj
H follrirtrr rminf ir? tVipir -favnr ^nr if ic f.Vn
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model camp of the district. Then, too, i
is rendering a very valuable sendee ii
n county where forestry is an enterprise
of major proportions.
We may be wrong, but we beileve tha
Camp Sapona fulfills exactly the ideal
which President Franklin D. Roosevel
had in mind when he created the Civili
ans Conservation Corps.
An Ounce Of Prevention?
The easiest and surest way to en jo;
the distinction of living to a ripe old ag
is to properly care for that God-give:
mechanism?your body. There are n
spare parts for sale at bargain counters
When one of your vital organs fails pre
maturely, through neglect or hard use
you're finished. With the blessings 0
modern medical science that now exisl
there is little excuse for this happening
The tuberculin test is an example 0
the old adage that "an ounce of preven
tion is worth a pound of cure." Yo
should make it your business to investi
gate the tuberculin test and protect youi
self and yo.ur children with it.
| Paler spout
J Many Southport residents had an opportunity
Thursday morning to witness
one of nature's rarest demonstrations; the
formation~of a perfect waterspout.
Apparently forming near the Cape
Fear River bar, the large, funnel-shaped
cloud was perfectly visible from the wat-!
ierfront until it was obliterated by a veri-l
We don't know very much about a
waterspout, but we know that they are
supposed to be the acquatic counterpart
of a tornado. Boatmen say that a waterspout
could lift a good-size trawler into
the air and crush it into so much match,
timber. It is also said that they will persue
a moving boat, probably because of
a slight vacuum created by the craft in
motion. Dunie Watts once reported that1
his boat had been chased by a water-!
spout, and he fled its course with as
much dread as though it were a freighter
bearing down on him.
The rapid movement of hundreds of
tons of water being drawn high into the
clouds is said to create a loud, whistling
noise. According to old tales of the sea,!
a shotgun or pistol fired into the waterspout
will cause it to disentegrate instant?
! Just Complaint
The Pilot is sympathetic with the local
shrimp dealers in their protest against
being forced to compete on the same
market with the government-financed
North Carolina Fisheries, Inc.
vnove on-A \xrVicm Hi o lnpfll lim'f nf
I I 1 Y> U J tMIO Wgv TT ?V1? VI1V ?vv*?? V....V v*
the Fisheries was opened in Southport
one of the chief arguments advanced in
. favor of the organization was that it
would in no manner compete or interfere
with the operations of local dealers.
Their purpose, said officials, was to crea;
te a new market; and to supply seafood
, prepared for the delicatessen. Their immediate
objective was to cultivate a statewide
demand for North Carolina seafood
. Just how well this program has been
r followed in other units of the North
. Carolina Fisheries we aren't in position to
say. Since the first few weeks following
the opening of the local unit there has
been no effort made at the Southport
plant to comply with this agreement.
The expensive machinery installed to
cook and prepare shrimp for the housewife
hardly has been used; the freezing
' equipment has been used only as a refrigerator.
Six months out of a year has
been the maximum period of operation
for a plant that was brought here to gu1
arantee the down-trodden fishermen a
? year-round income.
" Also in the bag-holder's corner are city
I officials who did all in their power to
co-operate with state agencies in bringing
the Fisheries to Southport. Believing that
5 the program as outlined to them would
' be followed, our city representatives acted
for the apparent best interest of the
' fishermen. Now they are just as bitter as
are the independent buyers.
i TF/7 111 nnn A n?. J
wnen m,vuv /imericuns uieu
A generation has passed since the sinking
of the Titanic, yet that great disaster
is still well remembered. Fifteen hundred
' persons died.
5 The Johnstown flood will never be for1
gotten?the world was aghast when the
3 death total of 2,209 was tabulated.
The World War was the most sanguinary
conflict in history. In it, 50,000
t Americans lost their lives, and they are
' still mourned.
e The recent Texas school explosion,
t which killed 294 children, brought uni1
versal sympathy and horror.
e Yet last year 111,000 Americans met
accidental death?more than twice as
t many as were killed in the great war?
s and it caused hardly a ripple in the flow
f l? TXT . J _ J* 11- _ . _ _ . .
v oi news, we reaa 01 some 01 inose acci"
dents in our paper?"John Jones, aged
45, died in emergency hospital after being
struck by an automobile"?turned the
page and forgot them. This astounding
callousness?this attitude of "Accidents
y always happen to the other fellow, not
e to me or mine"?is death's greatest ally,
n Among men, heart disease is the only
o thing which kills more men than accis.
dents. Such plagues as cancer, tubercui
losis, pneumonia?plagues which are be!,
ing fought by all the resources of science
f ?are down the list. Recklessly driven au;,
tomobiles, burns, falls, drownins, and so
r. on?these are the great killers,
f Practically every accident is preventi
able?and this is especially true of the
u motor car, greatest of all the great kill1
ers. Care, competence, courtesy?those
- make up the accident prevention triumvirate.
It's up to you?to all of us.
THE STATE PORT PILOT,
(BY W. B. KEZIAJB)
CRABS HUH!! 1
"Here's a real good fishing
story for you! Judge Cranmer
and I caught 30 largo I
crabs at the Standard Oil
Dock, in about 15 minutes."
This was what Register of
Deeds R. I. Mints would
constitute a good fishing
story when he was seen in 1
his office Saturday morning.
GOOD CATCH OF BASS
A party of Morganton people, ;
out on the Ruby W. of Capt. ,
Cratie Arnold, Saturday made a j
catch of about 450 pounds of J
sea bass and other fish.
GETS PRETTY TROUT
Freshwater fishing in company
with postmaster L. T.
Yaskell, Friday, Dr. LeRoy
Fergus landed a beautiful 4and-a-quarter-pound
SEA BASS PARTIES
A sea bass fishing party from
Asheboro, on the boat of Captain
John Potter, made a pretty catch
Saturday, as did another party
from Asheboro on the Mary
Frances, of Captain George
OIL MEN FISHING
A small group of Standard
Oil representatives from
Monroe went out and made
a nrettv catch Saturday from
the boat of Captain Crawford
W. W. Kanoy, M. B. Hunter,
R. A. Arrington and L. F. Kitchens,
of Charlotte, made a pretty
catch of trout and blue fish
PARTY OF NOTABLES
I. V. Jessee, J. W. Shields
and C. R. Fichtenger, of Roanoake,
Va? A. R. Hardwick
and K. M. Williamson of
Wilmington, all officials of
the Atlantic Coast Line and
Norfolk and Western railrads,
were here Saturday on
a fishing trip.
A steady gale blew in from
the south all day Sunday, creating
choppy seas and made pretty
unsatisfactory fishing to all close
in shore parties, of which there
were many, all boats were available
were in service.
AFTER NEW BOAT
Captain Merritt Moore has
gone to Florida to bring up a
large new boat for Lewis J.
Hardee. The new craft will
make six large trawlers that
are owned by Mr. Hardee.
Bernice Russ succeeds Skipper
Moore in charge of the
Sea Duke of the Hardee
Thursday Capt. H. T. Bowmer
had a group of four Burgaw citizens
out and they brought in a
splendid catch of trout, blues,
mackerel and drum. The fishermen
were Dr. W. I. Taylor, W. I.
Taylor, Jr., Fred Deese and W. H.
Robbins. They all became converted
to the Southport fishing.
The hat of this department
is off to Thomas W. Strange
of Cincinnati, Ohio, Clayton
Bellamy, David S. Harris, R.
H. Holland and Lawrence
Wright, of Wilmington. For
real big trout, blues, and
mackerel and for the number
taken, these fellows are
entitled to the blue ribbon
and everything else that is
offered for extraordinary results
at fishing off Southport.
Going out at 10 a. m.
Thursday morning on the E.
M. Lewis of Captain Hulan
Wats, this party returned at
six o'clock with more than
a hundred magnificent trout
that were estimated to average
well over three pounds
each. They also had 55 blues
that would have gone well
over two pounds to the fish;
50 large mackerel and a number
of fine black drum,
sheepshead, etc. For a party
of only 5 the catch was, to
say the least, extraordinary, j
Although they were exhausted
from the effort of reeling
them in and anxious to get
home with their catch,
Messrs. Holland and Belamy
insisted on accompanying the
Pilots representative to his
office and seeing the story
written out in detail- They
were full of praise for the
Southport fishing an(l insisted
on standing by and seeing
full credit given. Mr.
Wright has fished the entire
length of the Atlantic seaboard
and he declared he
had never met with any
fishing that would compare
with the catch made here.
"You have simply wonderful
fishing and it is a great pity
that the fact is not more
generally known," said he.
Mr. Strange declared he was
coming back to Southport
next summer with plenty of
Ohio sportsmen. He wanted
to show them what real fishing
SOOTHPORT, N. C.
(By W. B. Kezlah) j <
"I will be a candidate for she-; ]
riff next year."?Dillon Ganey. I1
? ? j!
"I expect to run for Lieuten ant-Governor
in 1938."?R. E. 1
'I plan to build a boat for
big game fishing."*?S. I. Burris. 1
"We got a good price for our i
tobacco this year."?George B.
"Southport offers the best fish- |
ing on the Atlantic Coast."?j,
John D. Ericksen.
"We are taking this baracuda
to the State Museum."?Warren
"Please get me specifications
for a Snipe boat."?James Frazier.
"I am keeping two men at the
old Cape Fear station, as a matter
of precaution."?Capt. W. H.
'Our transportation facilities
are better than they have been
in years."?Miss Annie Mae
Woodside, Superintendent of
"Do you think they will give
up Camp Sapona"?Miss Gladys
"Be a good idea to get a cam- |
era and take pictures of these
big catches of fish."?C. M. Crapon.
"I will tell you something when
I have time."?R. I. Mintz.
"Why don't you stop and see
me once in awhile."?G. A.
"When did you write that story
to the Salisbury Post about my
outfishing Mr. Carlton and all the
men in the party? I nearly got
a whipping."?Mrs. T. K. Carlton,
"I never saw such good fishing
as you have here at Southport."?R.
H. Holland, Wilmington.
"The most interesting thing in
my part of the county is that
they are building the road to |
Whiteville."?Dr. M. H. Rourk,
"You are going to need a big i
hotel here some day before long j
just to care for the big game j
fishing parties."?E. M. Godwin,
"Saturday was an unusual day.
Only the little fish would bite."? !
Capt. H. T. Bowmer.
"We have had as many fishing
parties this year as were here in
the last five years."?John Shan- <
"With the term of court called
off I appreciate the efforts of
the press in aiding to inform
folks so that they would not be
put to the expense and loss of
time of coming to town." B. J.
Holden, Clerk of Court.
"Dr. Fergus was proud of his
big trout."?L. T. Yaskell.
"Count me in for the big game
fishing."?S. B. Frink.
"You brought all those fishing
parties to Southport."?R. E.
"The big game fishing will
mean more to Southport than
the shrimping industry."?H. B.
"It's a hard job that our Wei
fare Officer has."?J. W. Ruark.
"We do not mean to lose a j
game this season."?Herbert Ro- j
gers, of the town basket ball
"Gome down to Wacamaw and ,
see what a fine farming section 1
we have." M. B. Wats, Freeland.
"Come on and have a setup."
?Capt. Bonner Bussells.
"I will be hard for all he
families on Bald Head if we lose
our little school."?Capt. J. E.
Sometime ago it was mentioned
in this column that most of the
fishing parties included a doctor.
Last week a full fledged medico
came forward with probably the
biggest catch qf trout that has
been made by any one man at
Southport. This statement is J
made with respect to both the j
size and number of fish caught.
Fishing with his wife and two
little daughters, Dr. F. M. Shuper,
of Centralis, 111., caught 671
huge trout and 4 blue fish in less
than a half day. Mrs. Shupertj
caught 15 trout and got sick of i
the slaughter. The youngest
daughter, 9 years old caught 12
4rout and 2 blues. Another 11year-old
daughter got one trout
and one sheepshead and called
it a day on account of seasickness.
Dr. Shupert fished on, tlje
full half of the day, getting a
stringe of trout that two men
could not carry.
Bolivia News fired any day 1
decides he wants
School Opens Rumors are v
School opened for the 1937-'38 the S0UP kltche'
session September 1. Everyone in operation, fur
seems enthusiastic and the indi- 'he school childi
lations are good for a very sue- iwise '? feas' at 1
cessful year. The high school fac- a,oneilty
consists of the following Lindon Mercer
new teachers: E. G. Gibson, of Walter Mercer, ai
Laurinburg, science; Mrs. H. H. Georgetown, visit
Honeycutt, Forest City, French- Mrs. Lillian Merc
English. B. R. Page, who was,endseventh
grade teacher last year Lacy Dawkins
is the new principal and teacher Phelps visited Mi
of math; Ealo Caesero is return- *d Sykes> San
ing from last year and is tea- ternoon. who are
ching history. The enrollment has the heach at
reached 420. Miss Mary Et
Preaching brother. Iredell, <
The Rev. Mr. Cox, of Wilming-'of their fnends
ton, filled the pulpit at the Bap- their home,
tist church Sunday morning and The Bolivia p
evening. His sermons were soul- fortunate in n?
stirring and delivered with power grammar grades
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Simmons j teachers: Seventl
and son, Carol, of Sanford, ac-1 hands of F. \\.
companied by Rev. and Mrs. W. principal of Mai
O. Andrews and son, Wilbur, of last year; Sevei
Raleigh, visited Mr. and Mrs. B. ?ue Stallings, a
R. Page last Wednesday. from Wilson; fi
Folks should see the new stage j McLure, a forn
scenery and curtain at the school; South Carolina;
house. School people can hardly Miss Julia Tayl
wait for a play to be given to Mrs. F. W. Ta;
see it in use. Thanks to the Bo- wh0 als0 tuugh
livia Parent-Teacher Association, 'here last year.
The Rev. H. H. Honeycutt, of by Miss Bertha I
Forest City, spent the week-end de' Miss Carroll
with his wife, who is the new Wilmington, who
- .?i? last year; first g
Englisn-i?rencn tettcuci m uv??.u
high school. ?f Warsaw, a (
Mrs. Lee Mercer has just re- Pas' several
turned from a weeks visit in ~ ~
Wilmington in the homes" of her WinflflDO
sons, Berkley and Cornish Mer-;
cer. 1 E. G. Goodmar
C. P. Willets has all his me- day from the T
chanics excited, expecting to be C., Chapel Hill,
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I MEETS ALL EXACTI
ESSENTIAL TO SEC
PRICE ON EVERY I
If you desire to obtain
will do as thousands of
I SELL IN WHITEVILLJ
bacco Market Where
6 Big W<
DANIEL & MOORE
Mr. Moore Runs The Sales
M. O. NELSON & SONS
Oliver Nelson Runs The Sales
HUNTER Y. LEA, Mgr.
Mr. Lea Runs The Sales
I i ;
wednesday, septembfp . i
hat boy of hisjded summer' school.
i their job. few da-V3 vacation t*fore
ery strong that gular term of school.
i may soon be Mr. and Mrs. .\e|son I
nishing lunch for and Thomas \V. Westfaii f
en who are too ton, Ohio., visited Sar-.toon
on "sweets" Mrs. Lee Kye Monday a"^'
and brother, _ .
nd his wife from res on ' a^aS? return^ 1
ed their mother, day to Atlantic City. \ ,
er, for the week resume his duties on r ? ,
Comstock after a di,"'^Bn
and Mrs. Litha Uon a(. h(Jme 'A
. and Mrs. Dav- ,
ford, Sunday af- Mr and Mrs E.
: vacationing on daughter, Eva Eeil .
aliotte. I Charlotte Wednesday after^
ta Lewis and ding a while here with n...
mtertained a few ents. Miss Elizabeth Tavw't<B
Sunday night at Southport, accompanied "t'L*'
will teach scliool in
eople feel very this term,
iving for their Miss Rebecca Johnson ar.d tl
the following Martin, of Charlotte.
i grade is in the Thursday with Mr. and
Taylor, who was r. Johnson. -^Hai
ion high school Miss Mary Mercer Johnson
ith grade. Miss Wednesday to attend fC(,jy'.*^Re
new teacher Montreat College. ' lHv
fth grade. Miss Mrs.' Anne Brent is vis:t>, s^Bcl
ler teacher of Foulkcs. 5
fourth grade, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene W J
or; third grade, spent Sunday night trith'S
/lor, of Marion, Lizzie Henry. '
t third grade Quite a number front this
She is assisted ghborhood spent Monday at hi
teid: second gra- dens Beach.
Schulken, of I _
had this grade "Come over to Fort r,ira "
;rade. Mrs. Fant. and have lunch with i; t
;eacher here for Thomas.
years. B ]
"Boy! It v B .
i\V NevVS that big sail fish on : V iir? .
'Dr. F. H. Coleman. V B.
i returned Satur- ~~ " '
\V e need some largo <;r^H
Tnivoroitv of N. k?nfn ' 1_
wvnuo i^/i men fc.uiir ii.smr.?-^H
where he atten- ?H. M. Shannon.
er Friends I
NG REQUIREMENTS I
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?EAF OF TOBACCO I
5 OF GRADE! I
the Highest Dollar you B
Farmers are doing... I
E ... The Choice To- I
Prevailing Prices Are I
H. GORDON TUGGLE
Mr. Tuggle Runs The Sales
M. O. NELSON & SONS |f
Oliver Nelson Runs The Sales
PAUL TAYLOR AND ;
CRUTCHFIELD BROS. |
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Mr. iaylor Kuns 1 he aaics j
rs BUYERS- I
GE OF PRESENT fl
bacco Market I