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THE STATE PORT PILOT
Southport, N. C.
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY
JAMES M. HARPER, JR., Editor
Sintered as second-claim matter April 26, 1628, a
the Post Office at Southport, N. C., under
the act of March 8, 1876.
DNB TEAR *1.51
SIX MONTHS , IX*
THREE MONTHS .71
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Wednesday, May 25, 1938
We wonder how the tobacco ware
housemen will be able to conduct sale;
now that all of the auctioneers are on th<
Some people spend more time on thei:
ailments than they do on their pleasures
The average man will do a full day':
work by noon if he knows that he is t<
' get the afternoon off.
[The man who wrote about "the silen
| watches of the night" never had a dol
| lar alarm clock jerk him from the armi
l of Morpheus.
Mcst people's idea of safety is beinj
i able to do something wrong without beinj
| One-half of a baseball crowd goes t<
' watch the game, the other half to cus;
J ' the umpire.
I For two months before the election, al
. least, the politician must be able to pleas*
Papers and magazines carry pictures
* ir of what they call bathing beauties
though there's never any soap in evidence
I The Bahy Show
We hope that tomorrow is a prettj
day, and that everything in connectior
ivith the Baby Show is a (not howling]
Naturally, there will be a lot .of prouc
parents, and there will be some who will
ie disappointed. But if the old folks will
je as good sports about it as will the
cids, everything will be fine.
There's just one suggestion that w<
vould like to make: Why not add the
dassification of healthiest boy and healtliest
girl to the contest? Surely there
>ught to be some premium for rearing i
lealthy, strapping youngster.
To America, facing disturbed world
onditions and struggles against economic
roubles, will come next Saturday a mes
age of assurance and courage. It will
ome from the men who gave their lives
or America when the country was facng
a waring enemy twenty years ago.
The message will be in such simple
orm that everyone, even the children, car
nderstand. It will come in the form oi
IQittle red poppies worn on the coat lapels,
It will speak of days when Americans
were dying for their country and will
iirge the same spirit of courageous patriotism
in facing the dangers of today.
The poppy is the flower that grew in
the shell-churned soil of the battle front
in France and Belgium, the only touch oi
Ibeauty surviving war's destruction and the
pnly floral tribute for the war dead. It
became and remained the symbol of the
highest patriotic sacrifice. On Poppy Day
bach year, The American Legion and
Auxiliary bring it to us with its eloquent
message from the dead.
Can anyone wear a poppy without feeling
a glow of pride in his country? Can
fcnyone see the poppies blooming brightly
pn hundreds of coats without knowing a
Surge of confidence in America? Reminded
by the poppies, can anyone doubt that
Ihe nation capable of such effort and saIrifice
twenty years ago, will be victorious
Iver today's difficulties?
I Every American should wear a poppy
In Poppy Day and all America should
latch the poppy's message.
\)ont Bother Wild Animals
I This is the time of year when many
[oung fawns, baby squirrels, r|bbits, beai
lubs, newly hatched quail and songbirds
're to be found in the woods and thickets
n every hand?and to warn the publit
j hat it it strictly against the law to cap
l.;Ufe or molest any of these babies of th<
wilds, according- to the game and inland
fishing division of the Department of
. Conservation and Development.
"Many of the people who capture or
attempt to capture these babies of the
j woods believe they are doing a kindness
by taking them, thinking they have become
lost or been abandoned," said J. D.
" Chalk, commissioner of the game and
j fish division. "But in most cases these
j youngsters have merely been left alone
i while their parents are out foraging for
" food?and like human babies, they frequently
disobey parental orders to stay
where they are and start exploring on
"In most cases, even if they do wander
off, their parents can find them very
soon and care for them much better than
can any humans. So the thing to do is to
leave these youngsters in the woods rather
than try to capture them. They will
s be much better off. Besides, it is a violae
tion of the law to molest or capture
r Vital Statistics
Nine times every hour, day and night,
s some doctor or nurse in North Carolina
5 says: "It's a boy" or "its a girl."
Each day there are 216 additions to the
Tar Heel family, according to the State
t Board of Health's vital statistics for the
- first four months of 1938.
s There are approximately four deaths
each hour in the State, or one every fifteen
minutes, one is killed in a prevent?
able accident about every eight hours,
? while somebody succumbs to cancer every
5 Each day sees an average of more than
5 one suicide according to the average for
the past four months. Each day the number
of homicides is one and a fraction,
I and one victim of syphilis dies.
Wardens Are "Cracking Down"
5 An increasing number of arrests by
, forest fire wardens is being reported, indi?
eating that wardens are determined to
prevent as many fires as possible by prosecuting
those responsible for them, according
to Assistant State Forester W. C.
r McCormick, in charge of forest fire prej
vention for the Department of Conservai
tion and Development.
From March 1 through April 14, forest
1 fire wardens made 131 arrests and securI
ed 122 convictions?approximately 93 per
I cent of the arrests. In addition, $1,195.27
, was collected in fines, costs and fire suppression
costs. One fine of $120 was imposed
upon the operator of a moonshine
' whiskey still whose "still" fire got away
! from him and caused a forest fire.
Increased enforcement activity by for;
est fire wardens is helping greatly in edu1
eating the public to be more careful in
the prevention of forest fires and is also
reducing the number of fires, McCormick
J "A Delightful Season"
Perhaps no other sport is enjoyed by so
' wide a variety of followers as that of
s fishing. Hence countless hearts were
. made glad when the fishing season officially
opened in the inland waters of
North Carolina and the nimrods by the
1 thousands trooped to their favorite fish
i ing places.
' An expensive sport for those who can
afford it and an inexpensive one for those
who cannot, fishing has stood as a popu1
lar pastime through the ages with interest
increasing rather than diminishing as the
. years go by.
One thing that should always be borne
in mind by the fisherman is that attention
i should be constantly paid toward restock;
ing of streams. It stands to reason that
! good fishing grounds cannot be in evidence
forever unless conservation steps
1 are taken. That should not stand as a wet
; blanket to fishermen but rather as a chali
r . i .
Speaking Of Trucks
What motorist has not felt cold shivers
creep along his spine when huge movi
ing vans and produce trucks miss hitting
' his car by fractions of an inch? Whose
i nerves have not struck a note of terror
when these trucks hog the road around
: a curve, perhaps on a slick pavement?
Numerous cars are frequently ?forced
i from the road by truck drivers who seem
to feel they have a divine right to mono
polize the highway.
1 The law permitting the operation of
trucks 96 inches wide and of 40,000
pounds gross weight smocks of selfish
principles of high business moguls. Apparently
they do not consider that other
r taxpayers have a right to travel the
. roads. They obviously forget to figure
5 that two 96-inch trucks don't leave a inch
, grace when passing on a 16-foot road;
. they are content to point out that wide
. trucks are vital in carrying on the flow
, of commerce.
THE STATE PORT PILOT.
I Hie Fishermen
Giving Service <
j It Is very pleasing to have ]
more and more of the fishing ]
parties from up state and other
states come around, or write your J
columnist, with expressions of 1
appreciation of the Southport
boatmen.- We believe that the 4
building up of a big sport fish- i
ing business and the resultant ,
attracting of many people to '
Southport is largely dependent on <
the boatmen. A dissatisfied par- j
ty can create a great deal of 1
ill effects, and this is simply re- 1
peating what has before been
stressed. Our boatmen should 1
continue to do everything in their 1
power to see that all parties get
good service and go away pleased.
Blues Coming Slow i
White they have shown up
once or twice In large numbers,
blue fish are still a
very unreliable factor in the
Southport fishing. They usually
begin furnishing their j
part of the sport much earlier
than mackerel. The mackerel
took the lead for earliness
this year and are furnishing
good sport, with a blue
coming aboard now and then.
It is thought by some that
unsettled weather has been
keeping the blues further offshore
and that any day now ,
may see them striking in ,
Will Start Up !
T. J. Watkins, of Wilmington,
one of the mainsDrines in the
Gulf Stream fishing off Southport,
stated in a postive manner this
week that the Gulf Stream fishing
was now due to really start
up. So far, two little expeditions
have gone out, or started out.
In both cases the worst kind of
weather greeted the attempt.
While it is recognized that the
fish are out there, the boys are
simply sawing wood and waiting
for dependable weather. The next
that you hear of Gulf Stream
fishing at Southport wall be reports
of big catches.
No Regard For Weather
This past week-end brought
what might be termed as almost
ideal weather for fishing.
Despite this condition,
only a small number of parties
showed up and several
boats failed to receive char- (
ters. When one considers the
previous week-end and its ]
impossible fishing weather he <
is constrained to wonder if
the sportsmen have any re- 1
gard to weather conditions ]
when they plan their trips.
On May 14th and 15th there ]
were enough parties here, or ]
planning to come, to give ,
each boat here two charters ]
each day, and they only take
out one party. The party i
that comes during good weather
can almost be guaran- ]
teed a good catch of fish. ;
Those who come during ]
stormy weather, or when a
cold north-east wind Is blow- ]
ing, can be marked for dls- j
appointment before they leave
their homes. ]
Can't Settle Down !
Until both the weather and 1
the fishermen settle down to some .
degree of regularity it is imposgible
for this column to carry 1
reports, giving the names of all !
in all parties and the amount of !
their catch. One reason for this
is that the writer cannot spend i
all day on the docks waiting for 1
each party to return. Now and
thdn a. party will come in from 1
fishing; at) noon or shortly after i
that, otlfers will come in late 1
and it is these boats and parties
that stay out late that us- t
ually make the best oatches .They 1
are also about the only parties 1
that we are able to contact. No
one can sit in an office and pound i
a typewriter and watch for boats 1
at the same time all day long. <
Wilmingtonians Interested 1
"Am going to be with you <
more for the fishing after 1
June 1st", said George B. I
Canady, secretary-treasurer I
of the New Hanover Fish- 8
ing Club, when he was seen (
in Wilmington Friday. Irv- l
ing Corbett said practically
the same thing, as did Henry
N. Callahan, manager of the
Cape Fear Hotel. T. J. Wat- a
kins and other Wilmington 1'
men were ail greatly inter- v
ested and had various in- a
quiries to make. It is safe
to say that another week or
two will see Wilmington
sportsmen descending on 1
Southport in full force, espe- I
cially for the Gulf Stream t
Glenn F. Strole, one of the officials
of the Waocamavr Bank
and Trust Company, at White- t
vijle, approached the Civic Club t
here yesterday with a suggestion t
that an effort be made by the I
club to induce settlers to come
from the "Dust Bowl" to Brunswick
county. Mr. Strole pointed
out the vast amount of land in t
this county suited for agricultural ?
purposes and not now in use. He I
also stressed the fine local clima- v
tic and general health conditions, i
SOUTHPORT. N. C.
Winnabow, May 24?Thetis
?Elizabeth Henry accompanied
4rs. Frank Plaxco and children
to Richmond, Va. Wedneslay
for a week's stay to visit
Mrs. Plaxco's parents, Mr. and
Linwood James and brother, of
Rocky Point, were visitors here
Reverend J. R. Potts and Miss
Gertrude MauRsby carried the
members of the Primary and
Junior Sabbath school classes of
New Hope church over Wednesday
afternoon to see "Snow White
and the Seven Dwarfs", in. Wilmington.
They enjoyed it very
Miss Annie Mae Willetts, of
Philadelphia, Pa., spent the weekend
with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Geo. F. Willetts.
Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Holden
end little daughter, and Mr. and
Mrs. Grover Gilbert and little
daughter, of Wilmington, were
visitors here Sunday afternoon.
Dan Harrelson, of Laurinburg,
was a caller here Sunday afternoon
after spending the week-end
Roy Sellers, of Wilmington, and
Miss Padgett, of Wallace, were
callers here Sunday evening.
Mrs. Gene Goldston and little
son, of Sylva, are visiting her
mother, Mrs. Minnie Knox, at
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Woodbury
and daughter, Mabel Elizabeth,
and Misses Catherine, Juanita
and Jennie Elizabeth Cannon
spent Sunday evening with Mrs.
G. H. Cannon in Brunswick
County Hospital. She is doing
nicely, we are glad to note.
We are sorry to learn Mrs.
Marsden Sullivan is quite ill in
Brunswick County Hospital.
Carl Frazelle and family and
Harold Frazelle, of Richlands,
spent the week-end with Mrs. E.
On Friday a large raiue simut
with 15 rattles was killed on
Mrs. Goodman's place by Burney,
the colored tenant, in the garden
among the bean vines.
A good number from the Wlnnabow
and Town Creek Clubs attended
the flower show at Shallotte
Friday and reported an enjoyable
time, winning several
blue and red ribbons.
The Winnafcow Home Demonstration
Club met Thursday P.
M. with Mrs. A. P. Henry. The
subject was working over furniture.
Punch and cookies were
served to the 15 members present.
Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Miller of
Leland visited the Taylors Thursday
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor and Miss
Willis, of Arapohoe, were visitors
Mrs. Lou H. Smith, of Southport
and Mrs. Roy, of State
Health Dept., Raleigh, were visiters
with Mrs. J. L. Henry Friday
Oscar Kncx, of Bulaliville, was
a visitor here Friday.
Lee Kye, Jr., and family, of
Pittsboro, spent Sunday night
and Monday with Sgt. and Mrs.
Bob Skipper and family, of Leland,
spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. Leon Henry.
John L. Tharp and Thomas
Roy, of Alexandria, Va., spent
the week-end with Mrs. C. H.
Zibelin and visited his son, John
L. Tharp, Jr., who is quite ill in
Tames Walker Hospital.
R. B. Hodges and family, of
tVilmington, spent Sunday afternoon
with Mr. and Mrs. C. H.
L. R. Schnibben, of Wilmington,
vas a visitor here Tuesday morning.
Mrs. J. Berg and Miss Annie
Mae Woodside, of Southport, visited
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Henry
Mrs. Robert McDougall, of
Wilmington, spent Tuesday with
ler mother. Mrs. E. C. Wood
G. K. Lewis left Monday mornng
for Morehead City in the in:erest
of the Fairbanks Morse
The Woman's Auxiliary of New
flope church will hold ita Birthlay
party at the home of Mrs.
D. R. Johnson Thursday evening
it 8 P. M. Everyone is asked to
jring a penny for each year old
tnd games will be enjoyed with
:ookies and home made punch for
Lawrence Hewett, son of Mr.
.nd Mrs. W. M. Hewett, of Shalotte,
was admitted to the Brunswick
County Hospital Monday as
i surgical patient.
Miss Jaunite Log, daughter of
ilr. and Mrs. M. A. Long, of
tsh, underwent an operation for
he removal of her appendix at
he Brunswick County Hospital
Miss Omega Johnson, of Winnak>w,
underwent an operation for
he removal of her appendix at
he Brunswick County Hospital
Dr. F. P. Summers, his daugher.
Miss Dorothy, of Charlotte,
nd Messrs. W. L. Chaffin and L.
I. Walker, of Wheeling, W. Va.,
were here Saturday for the fishng.
They made a fine catch.
FOR TREATMENT 117*11 LI I
Mrs. M. C. Carroll, off Supply, J? 111 llOJ
was admitted to the Brunswick
County Hospital Thursday for lyf-jof I
.treatment. ITICCl /
LUMBERTOX PARTY Conference"
Among several parties here , Ra,e;
from Lumberton for the fishing _ . '
during the past few days, was ^?mS
one composed of T. O. Edens. College
Yates Floyd, Graham McKinnon, ~~
W. E. Elmore. second f
PRESBYTERIAN CHFRCH be held June '
Services in the Presbyterian J 4_jj cjU|j iea(l?
church next Sunday evening at <pj,e COnferen
8 o'clock. The Reverend J. R. [ a! j,0yg ancj gi
Potts will preach, the sermon age who are .1
subject being "A Forsaken Lead- who are too y
er." The public is cordially invit- acicc!uate'y by
ed to attend. _ , ,
This is a cri
A special commission to repre- "ves of younf
... . . ? said, and a i
senthim m organizing Brazil's ex- arranged to g]
usuif of 1 qiq wwws ITair of ! rr,,;.l?nrp at a
UlUlb Cll> U?C -M.WV ?t V<? 1U W ? M?. ? the
West on Treasure Island, has especially need
been appointed by President Ge- Gov. Clyde 1
tulio Vargas. list of promin
There are rumors flo:
have lined up with certaii
tes and that I am actively
have been in politics too 1
to be guilty of that, for ea<
member of one big family,
ing the candidacy of any c
primary on June 4, but a
own feet, fighting my own
The support of my f
greatly appreciated by me
tinued faith, and their vote
LAST CHANCE TO 5
SEARS May E
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More than 60 years of VEIjSPTsl
experience goes into each
gallon of Master Mixed
House Paint. Only the \ "'
finest raw materials are \ iijg
used and those in the
proper proportions. The
formula is on each container.
After this week ^
the price goes back up!
BUY SEARS PAINT,
ROOFING ON OUR E
ROOF COATING direct
5-Gallon Can EleCtflt
Made of the finest grades of
blended asphalt, 'mixed with
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Stops leaks and keeps them
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I from well or
Made like fine house paints.
High quality pigment ground Double" Actinf
in pure Linseed OU. For all type- Pumps
purposes. Red only. hour.
WEDNESDAY. MAY x J f
Id Youth 'K:
i n 1*1 Dr" Carl v- Reynn].is. c,f H
Vf Kalpiorh te Boaid of HeaU| r"
41 JAdlClgll Miller, pastor of the |.,. .
byterian Church of Knl.
On June 7-11 W Johnson, ct" th.. t^^HE
'h For Rural Credit AdiminM,.,; :
i /-< i m ? i I. O. Schaub, Dr. K <
I Carls Not In and Ruth CurrvntKJ
innual Older Youth ^ri?f courses >n n^iiruj.
State College will *nd home^aking sui,v,[s Wj
Ml, L. R. Ha,rill. * COndUCted b>'
>r. has announced. co,,ef? facu,ty> ??-nsinn
specialists, and <
ce will be for rur- ^on workers.
rls above 4-H club Rooms will be proviu i H
not in college anil | couege dormitories ar
oung to be served wilI be, sem,(1 th,
adult orgamza-J teria A $5 regist,,lti.,, .
cover the cost cf ro, g j
itical period in the and incidentals. *3
f people, Harrill I The first Older Youth
irogram has been once was held at State , .j,"* > ,j5%
.ve inspiration and last summer, with tl,.' :,
time when it is I ancc going over inn
ed. _ are that a larger numh,.,. J : S?
*. Hoey heads the be present this time H
cnt speakers who j ed. ' 'm;
lull** |I I * ?*?!* I ^1W l?IW WIW Wl HI I'm
> Denied I
iting about the county that 1 |
n other Democratic Candida- J
i supporting their cause. I I
ong not to know better than j
:h Democratic candidate is a * 1
I absolutely am not support- J
ither man in the Democratic jfl
im standing squarely on my 1|S
riends in the past has been ^
; I will appreciate their con- Q
and active support on June 4 J
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>AVE?LAST WEEK OF ||
Iconomy Festival I
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