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Re Held Sa
?Three Coi
Bj ft Gauge Interest In
^Cirday'5 Race Because
K(re Is No State Or DisCandidate
To Help
Kj; Out Voters
BffRuss Was Low Man
ui Primary Election
Seeks To Make Up
Cround Saturday
S r iSe second time within a
H.. Democratic voters of
county will go to the
^Bsaniay to nominate candito
represent them in the
K flection in November.
Ejotiph the six candidates
Hjuif entered the second race
K Seen waging an intensive
^Eu! campaign. there is no
io accurately gauge the inin
the coming battle since
^^Eiiave been no public speak jpgenients
and since there
H^.cate nor district office beH.icteste-i
With the natural
in total number of votes
j is safe to predict that
|H ..chdate who can poll his
Hfist primary strength will
.hi?h T^rottv
IlHlf-Up. .....v.. , ,
nown by this time, finds
L. Gainy, high man in the
s race in the first primary,'
I by J. A. Russ, incumj,
B. Watkins opposed by
M. Stanaland, second
the first primary race for
r: and J. Roland Mintz.
ted a majority vote in the
itary. opposed by L. C.
to was fourth high man
race for county commistic
It Wig News
Events Of Stat*,
hi and World-Wida
rest During Past
twentieth annual coni
of the North Carolina
r.ent of the American
passed into history Fri;ht
as the Legionnaries
xiliary members departtheir
homes after elecofficers
and selection
no tV\A 1 mo /lAnVPtl
city. Burgiri Pennell.
rney, was
I Hamimous choice of the Lc*l
I In for its commander He
| 1*2? unopposed. The Auxiliary
I ^B&cied Mrs. Herbert Taylor,
ItfDunn. president after spiritballoting.
She defeated Mrs.
of Newton by 12
Hot! Loss
Hulling hail storms, coupl ?><Uh
destructive winds and
^Bfcsisfent rains, did nearly
^Bfbt million dollars damage to
^B9? in fifteen counties in
Hwern North Carolina in re
>? weeks and a survey TuesH%
indicated the total crop
H image in eastern Norh CaroHbecause
of weather condi
' **15 in the past month will
^Bta the twelve-million-dollar
^BAs the estimated dam
^ total rns0 throughout the
^B*A, heavy rains again drenchHi^
farm lands and not only
H Wicated still further damage
H1 cr?ps, but lessened the
feances that good weather
jH*wid protect the remainder
I ttle crops and allow some
I ^'ration of the damage al
%y done.
?a/j/ip.v J)rnp
Bso* f^^fcst reduction of
fatal'tics of the year?
l<>f '*r cent droP in May?
H ^ 'ipt'rted Tuesday by the
'?onal Safety Council. May
?? ta"16 Seventh consecutive
Jtt to show- a downward
I & motor vehicle deaths.
I *w*tan8 fieured that 3-"
^B Hj. es were saved during
,^riod May deaths total
? compared with 3,120
B?!i!ame month in 1937B
f the first five months
H W , yPar' 11.100 lives were
I *as? k * 8treets and high
intrust to the 14,090
Hten/l dutihg the similar
- -"t year.
H * *L.
''A ' %
nary Will ]
cturdayFor j
unty Offices,
fc ?
County Hospital
Auxiliary Meets
Members Of Brunswick
County Hospital Auxiliary
Urged To Attend Im- |
portant Meeting At The
Home Of Mrs. C. Ed
Taylor Friday
Mrs. J. A. Dosher, president of
the Brunswick County Hospital
Auxiliary, has called a special
meeting of members of that 1
group Friday afternoon at 3:30 ?
o'clock at the home of Mrs. C. j
Ed. Taylor and urges a large attendance.
Business of unusual interest to j
every member of the auxiliary s
will come before the meeting. t
In addition, there will be a dis- j
cussion or the plan of the North s
Carolina Hospital Savings Association,
and Mrs. Dosher is ]
anxious for all ladies who are in- I
terested in becoming members of \
this nCh-profit civic organization t
to come prepared to join.
R.O. Johnson C
Of America
F Of OffiM*?*? H^lrl
Last Thursday Night And
Johnson Named By Comrades
As Successor For
L. T. Yaskell
Delegates To State Convention
Meeting This Week
In Winston-Salem V/ere
Chosen, But None
Able To Attend
At a meeting of members of
the Brunswick County Post No.
194, American Legion, held here
Thursday night of last week R.
O. Johnson, of Southport, was
named commander to succeed L.
T. Yaskell.
The new post commander has
been unusually active in the affairs
of the veteran's organization,
and his election to this
I high post comes as recognition by
I his comrades of his service. (
Named first-vice-president of
the local post was Dr. F, B.
Bond; second vice-president, Willie
Mills, chaplain, the Rev. A. H.
Marshall; post adjutant, J. J.
Loughlin; service officer, R. C.
St. George; and sergeant-at-arms, J
Chas. M. Trott.
Delegates named to attend the
state convention which is in session
this week at Winston-Salem
were S. B. Frink, John Galloway,
Chas. M. Trott and Willie Mills
(Continued on page 4)
Lumber Mill is
Razed By Fire 1
?' i
I The Moore lumber mill, located ]
below Thomasboro, was burned
down on Thursday morning:. The (
cause of the fire could not be <
determined. (
The mill which is owned by |
Mack Moore, of Supply, employes i
about sixteen men and Mr. Moore
hopes to have it back in opera- I
tion within the next two weeks.
Whiteville You
Crocodile Wi
"I thought it was a 'gator,"
said Bill Ward, Whiteville service
station attendant when asked
Why he attempted to catch?and
succeeded?a five-foot crocodile
with his bare hands recently.
Ward knew that Small alligators
brought a fancy price on
the market. He had once sold
one of the creatures for $15.
When he saw a scaly object
slide through the muddy banks of
Bonaparte River in Brunswick
Count a few days ago, the local
youth lost no time in pouncing
upon the sinuous creature and
seizing him by the nape of the
neck and tail.
The crocodile refused to be
taken without an effort, however,
and Bill soon felt a sharp pain
in his back where the creature
had lashed his strong tail in a
blow of revenge. Bill succeeded
in throwing the bloated and fuming
creature into a sack and
brought him back to Whiteville.
Not until Bill built an improvised
pool and allowed his friends
to see the creature did he learn
i ST;
A Good
Commissioners In J
Special Session
Here On Saturday
Members Of The Board
Of County Commissioners
Met Saturday Afternoon
In Meeting At Which
Important Matters Were
Mrs. Marion S. Dosher,
Home Agent, And J. E.
Dodson, Farm Agent,
Re-Employed; Audit
Contract To W. C.
Members of the Brunswick
?unty board of commissioners
net Saturday afternoon in specitl
session and disposed of impor- .
ant business matters. >
Mrs. Marion S. Dosher, home (
lemonstration agent, was re-cm- ^
>loyed for another year at her ^
ame salary. J. E. Dodson, couny
farm agent, also was re-em- J
iloyed for another year at his t
ame salary. ,
The general audit contract for |
.937-38 was awarded W. C.
taines, of Tarboro. D. R. Holloveil,
of Greensboro, had the conract
last year.
(Continued on page 4)
Commander i
n Legion Post
Materials Are On
Hand For Dock ^
Notice. was received., last
week that a WPA loan had
been approved allowing over
$6,000.00 for the construction
of a new city dock and
already materials have been (
purchased and arc on hand j
for the job. <
In each case where, govern- |
ment funds are provided for
a project it is required |
that the sponsor pay for a f
major part of the materials. j
In this instance materials j
are being purchased with
money received as advance
payment on a 10-year lease 1
given L. J. Hardee, local
shrimp dealer. It is contem- 1
plated that the finishes! wharf <
will., be second only to., the i
government dock in South I
port. i
Tonsil Clinics !
Are Being Held.
Wore Than Score Of Ope- 1
fatiAnt Have Been Per
formed During Past Few 1
Weeks And Others Who
Desire Operations May
Get Them
Mrs. Lou H. Smith, county j
nurse, says that more than
twenty persons have had their
tonsils removed at the clinics that I
have been held at the Brunswick J
bounty Hospital every Monday
morning for the past few weeks.
These clinics are being continued,
she said, and parents of
children in need of a tonsilar J
operation are urged to bring them
in. It is best to notify the county
nurse in advance, however.
Mrs. Smith says that now is
the time for an operation for
(Continued on page 4)
th Captures
th Bare Handsj
that it was a crocodile and not
an alligator. The local youth knew I
that it did not tally with the
rank and file of alligators but he
thought perhaps it was of a
slightly different species. A friend,
however, identified it was
the powerful reptile that might
easily have inflicted mortal injuries
on the Whiteville youth
with its sharp teeth and lashing
The crocodile may lash someone
with its tail but its biting
days are in the past, for Bill
did a little dentistry work on
the creature. Taking a pair of
pliers, he extracted all of the
reptile's front teeth. He left the
jaw teeth, however, in order that
it may grind its food.
The crocodile has strange eating
habits. It has eaten only once
since it was captured. A bout
once every three or four weeks
is as often as the creature will
dine. Some have been known to
go for six months without eating.
But, oh boy, when it does
eat. . .What an appetite!
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News paper Ir
Southport, N. C., W<
>^| j^Hrv \
?Canning specialist, who
vill conduct a canning
iemonstration Saturday at
he Bolivia lunch room. She
vill begin at 10 o'clock and
he public is invited to at;end.
County Council
Women To Meet
Here Thursday
Meeting Will Be Held In
Eastern star Kecreauon
Hall, Beginning At 10
O'clock In The Morning
There Will Be Demonstration
In Re-Upholstering
Furniture And In Making
Cottage Cheese;
Public Invited
The county council of home
lemonstration club women will
neet Thursday in the Eastern \
Star recreation hall, the meeting j
beginning at 10 'b'clock. . 1
While Mrs. Marion S. Doshor,
:he home agent, urges as many
is possible to attend this meetng,
she partically requests the
jresence of club officers and project
Following is the program for
the day:
Opens at 10:00 o'clock. Songs:
'We're on the Upward Trail";
Collect of Club Women of America;
roll call by club and minutes,
announcements and communications;
business: unfinished;
lew: program planning for 1939, j
fall achievement day; appointment
cf nominating committee; song:
'A Song of the Open Country."
At 11: o'clock demonstration:
'Re Upholstering Furniture," by
Miss Mamie Whisnant, State
College, Raleigh.
At 1:00 o'clock Picnic lunch;
recreational feature.
At 2:00 o'clock Demonstration:
making cottage cheese and It's
Use in the Menu by Miss Sallie
Brooks, State College, Kalelgn;
Song: "Sing "Sing Your Way
Kitchen Contest
Interests Males
VIen In Iredell County
Show Great Interest In
Improving Wife's Kitchens
Iredell County farm women are
beginning to ask, "Is this kitchen
Improvement contest our project,
or our husbands' projefct?"
Miss Camille Alexander, county
home demonstration agent of
the State College extension service,
reported that "It's surprising
to see how much interest the
men are showing in the contest.
Some of them have done more
work in their wives' kitchens
than in years before."
When the contest. was started
in the spring, many of the men
appeared to be indifferent, and
some of the women had to do
all the work by themselves. One
woman, not to be daunted, got
out a saw, hammer, some nails,
and a few boards with which she
made herself a kitchen cabinet,
Miss Alexander stated.
But it's a different story now,
she continued. As kitchens began
to show the result of planning
and well directed work, the men
caught the spirit of the contest
and lent a hand with the improvements.
Some of them got
so interested that they took over
all the heavy work and some of
the lighter jobs?and were later
heard ih public bragging about
"their kitchens."
To give full credit to the men,
Miss Alexander pointed out that
some of them gave hearty co(Continued
on page 4) * I
i A Good Comi
sdnesday, June 29, 193?
Bible School Is
Well Attended
Opening Day
Daily Vacation Bible School
Began Two Week's Term
Monday Morning With
Enrollment Of 117 Pupils,
Which Exceeds Last
Commencement P r o g r am
On Final Night Of School
Is Goal Of Every Pupil
Enrolled In Bible
The Southport Union Daily 1
Vacation Bible School was off to
a fine start Monday morning with
an enrollment of 117, which exceeded
last year's attendance on
opening day.
With a strong faculty in charge
of classes, the attention of each
pupil is firmly fastened upon the
goal of the public commencement
program that will be held on the
night of the final day of the
school. Awards for attendance
and achievement will be made at
that time.
The Rev. A. L. Brown, pastor
of the Southport Baptist church,
is principal of the school and he
is being assisted by pastor's of
the other churches of Southport.
Miss Gertrude Loughlin heads
the beginners department and
will be assisted by Miss Susie
Sellers and Miss Letha Arnold.
neacung une pumai^ giuup
Mrs. George Whatley, who has
as her assistants Miss Lula
Brown, Miss Lucy Anderson and
Miss Louise Niernsee. Miss Elizabeth
Taylor is head of the Junior
department and is being assisted
by Miss Marion Watson, Miss
Doris Corlette and Miss Wilma
Barnett. The intermediates are
in charge of Miss Eva Farr, who
is assisted by Miss Anna Taylor.
Southport Wins
Two Mere Games
Victories Friday And Saturday
Put Local Nine !
Back In Winning Column
After Prolonged Losing
The Southport baseball team
won two out of three baseball
games last week and jumped 1
back into the winning column i
after a prolonged absence.
Acme-Delco was defeated here '
Saturday afternoon by a score of 1
14 to 7. Spencer, on the mound '
for the locals, hurled a steady <
game and his support was airtight
save in one inning. <
Robert Thompson fashioned a '
southpaw victory over the crew 1
of the U. S. E. dredge Henry 1
Bacon Friday afternoon in a i
game that ended 5 to 4 in favor
of Southport. i
A make-shift line-up ran into 1
plenty of trouble Thursday after- <
noon and escaped with a 16 to I
2 drubbing at the hands of Wana- '
nish on the latter's diamond.
Urges Nitrogen i
For Soaked Corn
Says Many Fields Have
Lost Nitrogen As Result
Of Recent Heavy Rains
Recent heavy rains have wash- j
ed practically all the soluble ni- .
trogen out of sandy soils in North .
Carolina corn and cotton fields, j
and many of the heavier soils
have lost much of their nitrogen, .
said E. C. Blair, extension agrono- '
mist at State College.
As soon as the ground is dry ,
enough, he added, top-dressings ,
of nitrate of soda or some other
soluble nitrogenous fertilizer
should" be applied-to corn to produce
a good crop. And if more
heavy rains come a little later,
still another top dressing might
be applied. But he warned against
putting in too much at once, saying
that a moderate application
should be given, and then another
can be added later if necessary.
Blair said there is not much
that farmers can do for their
rain-damaged cotton except to
hope for good weather the rest
of the growing season. On the
sandy soils, however, applications
of 50 pounds of nitrate of soda
per acre may give some advantage.
The damp and rainy weather
has given the boll weevil a good
start, said J. O. Rowell, extension
entomologist but dusting
with calcium arsenate, or equal
parts of calcium arsenate and
lime, will bring the weevils under
control. Many farmers prefer the
mixture containing lime, as the
(Continued on Page 4.)
r pil
* MARKER?Dr. C. C. C
state historical commission, h
way marker will be erected
Johnston, the first colonial fc
County Agent f
Work Deterr
Tops Largest
'Gator Claim
Although Director Harry ,
Davis and Curator H. H. drimIcy
of the State Museum
both state that the largest
alligator ever recorded as (
being kilied in North Carolina
had a length of 11 feet
7 Inches, Post Master YV. R.
Holmes, of Shallotte, comes
forward with the statement
that W. A. Frink kilied one
that was 14 feet in length (
at Shallotte SO years ago.
Mr. Holmes was among '
those who measured the Shal- 1
lotte saurian and he states i
postively that it was 14 feet i
in length. 1
The 'gaitor killed here in t
Southport ten days ago by
Harry Weeks, Crawford i
Rourk and Billy Newton was I
11 feet 3 Inches in length.
This Mas 4 inches shorter
than the largest ever recorded
with the museum officials
at Raleigh.
Norwood Brooks
Solicits Subs
Renewed Interest In News
From Country Correspondents
Results From Contact
He Has Made In
Norwood Brooks, of Seaside, is
representing The State v'ort Fllol
in lower Brunswick as circulation
manager and his activities
luring the past month have been
argely responsible for the atoa- I
tcned interest among the country I
While Norwood has turned in
i number of new and renewal
subscriptions already, he says
hat most of his prospects put f
ilim off until after the tobacco
market opens.
One interesting experience oc:urred
during the past week
vhen Uncle Cabriel Brown, colorid
preacher, expressed a desire
to subscribe to The Pilot but de- ?
clared that he would not have (
the necessary $1.50 until later in t
the day. He promised to take the ?
money down to Seaside, six miles t
from his home, the following day. (
fhe old darkie was true to his <
(Continued on page rour) ]
Infant Child j
Died Sunday i
Gerald Everett Newton, one- (
year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Al- i
fred Newton, died Sunday after- i
noon at the Brunswick County ]
Hospital following an attack of t
colitis. 1
The funeral was conducted i
Monday afternoon from the home I
of the child's aunt, Mrs. Eva
Wolfe, with the Rev. J. R. Potts i
in charge. Burial was made in j I
the Southport cemetery.
Negotiations B(
For Sale Of
out the local plant of the
North Carolina Fisheries, Inc.,
soon may be placed in the
hands of a business concern
that will operate the yearround.
After the offer for a sixmonths
lease had been turned
down last week by fisheries
officials at Morehead City,
arrangements were made to
give Allen C. Ewing, local
realtor, an option on the c
plant and he now is in contact
with several prospects
with the idea of selling the
plant and equipment to some
firm with the desire to conduct
an all-season business.
The city of Southport put
up $3,000 toward defraying
the expenses of construction
Of the plant, and since that
rllenGeti, secretary of the
as announced that a highhere
at the site of Fort
>rt in North Carolina.
rorces At
nining Pounds
rarmers will Be Called Into
County Agent's Office
In Groups To Furnish Information
From Which
Poundage Will Be Fixed
Zo-operation Of Growers
Urged In Order That
Work May Be Completed
As Quickly
As Possible
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.Ever since acreage auuunciiko
inder the new farm bill were revived
by tobacco farmers there
las been the big; question of how
nany pounds would they be pernitted
to sell per acre without
laving to pay the government
An answer to this question
low appears to be in sight, for
leginning next week County
kgent J. E. Dodson will call in
groups of farmers for the purlose
of determining their proluction
record for the past two
fears. A notice will be received
ly each farmer telling him when
le should come in to the county
igent's office, and Mr. Dodson
iesires that each grower await
lis turn.
Information will be required
:oncerning the number and size
if tobacco curing on each farm;
;he number of families; and re;ords
showing the sales of tobac:o
from the farm for the years
1936 and 1937. Sales record forms
vill be provided each farmer
vhen making his report, and
iny records or receipts which he
nay bring to the county agent's
iffice will be returned to him.
Electric Chair To
Be Used Again
Jovernor Denies Clemency
To Wilev Brice: Three
Executions Set For Friday
There will be two men asphyxitted
and one man electrocuted at
Central Prison Friday, to make
he first time in Governor Hoey's
idministration that three execuions
have been conducted in one
lay, and the second time the
ilectric chair has been used since
Gassing of Bill Payne and
iVash Turner has been set for
Friday and yesterday Governor
lloey said he would not intervene
n the case of Wiley Brice, Nejro
sentenced to electrocution for
i murder committed in 1926. At
;he same time, he granted reprieves
to three other men originally
scheduled to die Friday.
Previously he had reprieved a
seventh whose execution was set
.'or July 1.
Denial of clemency for Brice
vill bring back into use the elec!ric
chair method of execution.
(Continued on page 4)
sing Made
Canning Plant
If present negotiations pan
time the interest and insurance
has amounted to $428.00
annually. At no time since
the property has been In the
hands of the North Carolina
Fisheries, Inc., has the Income
been enough to defray
these expenses for the year.
The idea of city officials in
promoting the construction
of the plant here was to enourage
the establishment of a
new business and create employment.
It is with the idea
of interesting private capital
in doing something that the
government -financed group
failed to do that has caused
the city officials to become
actively interested in arranging
a satisfactory sale or
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The Pilot Covers
Brunswick County
$1.50 PER YEAR
No Damages In
Suit Of Negro
Against Town
Plaintiff Recovered Nothing
In Action Of Henry B.
Green, Administrator For
Maggie Green, Against
Plaintiff Awarded Sum Of
$500.00 Damages Resulting
From Death of Boy
On Highway
The judgment signed by
Judge E. H. Cranmer, who presided
over last week's term of civil
court here, allows no damages to
Henry B. Green, administrator for
Maggie Green, in his suit against
the city of Southport. Furthermore,
the costs of the case were
taxed against the plaintiff. Notice
of appeal was given.
This developed from the death
of the Green woman on November
6, 1935, after It is alleaged
that she came into contact with
a high voltage electric wire.
Judgment for the plaintiff was
returned in the case of J. I.
Stone, administrator for Luther
Stone, vs Harvey Hewett. The
jury found that negligence on the
part of the defendant contributed
to the death of the plaintiff's
intestate. It foud that the boy
did not contribute to the cause
by his won negligence. The sum
of $500.00 was set by the jury
as the amount that should be recovered.
Voluntary non-suit was taken in
the case df Hattie Robinson vs
Soloman Brown and T. W. Henry.
A deed in fee simple was
awarded Mrs. A. M. Sellers in a
compromise agreement growing
out of her suit against Richard
Holden, administrator of W. A.
The sum of $800.00 was awarded
G. C. Stanley in his suit
aginst Tom Burgess in an action
growing out of an automobile
In a order signed by Judge E.
H. "Cranfner, E. H. Smith and ' '
wife, E. M. Smith, W. H. Walker,
trustee, W. B. St. George, trustee
and J. C. Schroyer are ordered
to appear before him in Bu>'gaw
on July 18 to show reason
why the temporary receivership
in whose hands they now are in
should not be made permanent. ;
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Waccamaw Club
Plans Meeting
The Waccamaw Service club
will meet Tuesday night, July 5
at the community, gymnasium at
8:30 o'clock.
Dr. Maurice Rosembaum, of
Shallotte, will give a lecture and
demonstration of first aid in the
home. Miss Elizabeth Taylor, of ^
Southport, will conduct a discussion
on courtesy, or the niceties
of life. Members of the club will
contribute musical selections and
Mrs. Marion S. Dosher, home
agent, will direct several games.
These subjects are timely and
should be helpful to anyone who
attends, therefore all members are
urged to be present and the
public is invited.
On account of the absence of
the pastor, who is taking a week's
(vacation, there will be no preach[
ing services Sunday at Trinity
Methodist church.
Mrs. C. Hubert Brown is in the
Brunswick County Hospital for
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Tide Table
Following is the tide table
i for Southport during the next
1 week. These hours are approximately
correct and were furI
nlshed The State Port Pilot *
; through the courtesy of the
Cape Fear Pilot's Association.
High Tide taw Tlda jJj
Thursday, June 30
9:48 a. m. 3:35 a. m.
10:07 p. m. 3:48 p. m.
Friday, July 1 I
10:45 a. m. 4:36 a. m.j
! 11:00 p. m. 4:42 p. m.j
Saturday, July 3
11:42 a. m. 5:17 a. m.j
p. m. 5:38 p. ni.l
Sunday, July 3
11:51 a. m. 6:08 a. m.
I 12:37 p. m. 6:36 p. m.
Monday, July 4
j 12:44 a. m. 6:50 a. ra.
1:33 p. m. 7:33 p. m.
Tuesday, July 5 - '
1:36 a. m. 7:50 a. m.
2:28 p. m. 8:31 p. m.
Wednesday, July 6 !
2:29 a. m. 8:42 a. m. I
3:20 p. m. 9:26 p. m, I

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