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<9jj^st Of The News
0 The Time
TEN NO. 4!
MciTAgam Is |
< lied Chairman '
Attorney, B. H.
^^RJlliams Will Continue
W CLERK'S OFFICE
A Of All Incoming OfK,
Kr Were Sworn InI
a Office Monday
Htf Roacii was elected chair- I
V the boa ill of county com-1 *
Monday shortly after j
of that body had been 1 i.
^K-r. before out-going Clerk
; B. J. Holden.
H>_. the second successive I
: Reach, who is beginning J
i.irth term as county comH'W.
has headed the county
Buna Frink was appointed by
hard to continue his ser- A
H< as county a ttomey. C. Ed
K.t was apointed to continue
^^ erve as prosecutor of the
.ck county Recorder's;
through December or until
w aiiDointed. r
Habere of the board passed
HV-r directing: VV. C. Raines
to make a complete p
of the office of the clerk.
He. Williams was reappointed
year as superintendent
Hi; Brunswick county home.
Hto: matters to come before
'.vere in the nature of
business, most of them
to do with tax adjust
| Of Big News |
llewi Events Of State, <
^BiUon .and World-Wide _
Merest During Past I
I Aa appeal to President
Hcosevelt. to help hard-pressed e
I German jews by offering 100 - 11
I ") of them temporary refuge ) v
H United States was pub- j L
iay by the Juedische h
...nblatt, only remain- c
- Jewish organ. Simultane- i
H several German newspa- fc
jers assured their readers that']:
h ami-jew isii v<uiiya*5?& a
B Rumania had only just start
ed. that the anti-Semitic Iron
H Guard organization there was I
I stronger than ever and that |
I Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, Iron
Guard leader who was shot I
I cead by Rumanian guards Nov- I
mber 30, would be avenged.
I Preseason quail shooting?
I ?ren to feed a member of PresI
font Roosevelt's 'cabinet?is a
I wiminal offense, M. M. Daniel j t
I learned in Oxford Recorder's ' s
I Court Tuesday. Apprehended by | J
I5 special agent of the Depart-11
I ?ent of Conservation and a
I Development, Daniel said he <
I !il'Jt the quail two days before ?
I &e season opened at the re- I
9fost of Congressman Frank *
Hancock of Oxford, who want- J
I k them for Secretary of AgriI
culture Henry A. Wallace on 11
I te visit there November 30. j*
Recorder Judge Ben K. Las-1e
I !iter assessed Daniel $17.50 and j j
I Riled out a blank check left j
I Congressman Hancock tojr
I lay his tenant's fine. The Re-,s
I ptesentai: said the birds '
I 'tre killed by his tenant on
I farm and his act was his ^
res?onsibility. Secretary WalI
kce never tasted the birds, but
I ?ned of 4-H club beef. The ,
I tirds were impounded evidence, j
BHoo/ (Changes j
I Widespread revision of the 1
I public school system, <
I "Muding consolidation of state f
I iniaistrative boards, pay in- '
I 'teases for more experienced '
I SChers anc' addition of the
I grade, were recommended
I u Gove,nor Hoey and the
I -'isiature by a special study
I ^mission Tuesday. The proI
Wd changes will be made at
I ' time when the legislature
I Z11 he faced with a struggle '
I general fund appro- 1
| Rations within the limits of :
r|eral fund revenue. The com|
s ?f teachers who hold
k grade certificates and have
nine years be raised
,;^BLwontinued on page 4)
May Be '"
' ' W; r;?
BOATS?Above is a typ
>ort waterfront during the s
ernational Treaty drafted bj
>assed by the last congress
hese craft may be tied up be
Farmers Vote (
action Of Farmers At Polls
This Week Will Determine
Future Of Program
For Controlled Production
:OMPLETE LIST OF
armers Have Figures
Showing 1939 Allotment
In Hand And Go Into
This Program With
Eyes Wide Open
Brunswick county farmers go
0 the polls Saturday to decide
. hat they want to do about conrolled
production of tobacco and
otton in 1939. A two-third vote
1 f^vor of the act will be necesary
to keep it in force.
Contrary to the condition which
revailed last spring, the pre- .
iminary work for this election
saves the farmer with his eyes '
ride open. Brunswick county
turners already are in possession
t figures governing their producion
for 1939. In addition, they
;now something about the proram
after one year of operation
inder its provisions and they
tow are in position to vote inelligently
on the matter.
There has been no whirlwind
ffort to direct the farmer's
hinkir.g in this election, but men ;
. ho know the condition govern- (
ng the production of tooacco
tave expressed the belief that j
ontrol is necessary if this crop
9 to continue on a profitable '
iasis for farmers of North Caro- J
ina, for they see other sections '
inxious to have the bars let down
(Continued on Page 4.)
For Weed Grower
Vnnual Outlook Report On |
Tobacco Gives Favorable j
Prospect For Tobacco j
Growers Of 1939
A rather favorable outlook for
obacco growers for the 1939 seaion
is indicated by the Bureau of
Vgricultural Economics, U. S. De>artment
of Agriculture, in its
innual outlook report on tobacco.
Inly for growers in the Burley
ind Maryland belts does the pros)ects
appear materially less
right than at this time last
Tobacco production in 1938 and
respective stocks in 1939 are
airly well in line with anticipated
disappearance for the 1938-39
eason. The total domestic use of
obacco during the next year or
nore is expected to expand moderitely,
although increases may be
confined to cigarette and cigar
:ypes. Exports from the 1938
:rop are expected to be somevhat
below those from last year's
Total stocks of all tobaccos probably
will show some increase
by the beginning of next season
iue mainly to a substantial increase
in the carry-over of Burey.
Slight increases appear probable
for flue-cured, dark aircured,
and Maryland types, while
stocks of fire-cured and cigar
types are expected to decline.
This year's production of all to(Continued
on page 4)
Five persons from the Waccamaw
community were in
Chapel Hill Monday to hear President
Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Included were J. B. Ward, Jr.,
and Ray Walton, members of
the senior class of the Waccamaw
high school; Z. G. Ray, principal;
Percy Weeks, teacher; and R. I. j
' > v.. I <
'*^ ' '
ical scene along the Southhrimping
season. If the In- 1
r Miss Frances Perkins and 1
goes into effect many of J
cause of the increased over<
Dn 1939 ;
ntrol Saturday j
Christmas Seal ]
Sales Progressing i
Sale of Christmas seals in '
Southport is progressing under
the active direction of
Mrs. L. C. Fergus, who is
serving as local chairman for
the Southport Woman's club.
Mrs. Annie K. Vitou, chairman
for the county, says that
art* coining uiong niceiy
in other communities.
The picture of a young
mother and her two children
in Victorian costume, light- 1
ing a candle In the widow of
their home, symbolic of the
educational campaign against
tuberculosis, is the design on
the 1988 seal.
Make Big Catch
Of Red Snappers
Local Boat Came In Friday
With Large Catch Of
Blackfish And Snappers,
The Latter An Unusual
Fish For These Waters
The black fish boats Mary and i
Mable came in Friday with a
catch that was unusual by reason
of the large number of snappers, j'
The extra large size of the black |
fish was also a matter of inter-1.
est. The entire catch weighed 2,- [
500 pounds, about half of this j
poundage being red and black :
snappers and the remainder consisting
of blackfish. The largest
red snapper weighed twenty-six
and one half pounds.
The fish were taken with hand
lines in what is known as bot..
. t A. AU. -J
com iismng out on uie euge ui
the grulf stream. The boat was
out on the trip three days and
nights but not all of the short
daylight hours was spent in fishing.
Five men compose the crew
of the boat.
As a rule red and black snappers
do not bite cut bait. The
(Continued on page 4) .
Week's Work Netted
Pretty Good Wages
Johnnie Varnum and two companions
l.jhing on Lockwoods
Folly river last week made good
catches of mullets and spots. The
three men averaged $35.00 each
for the week's work.
It is understood that they did
most of their fishing at night.
Gill netting for mullets is always
best at such times.
Duck Hunt Tur
Be A Rac
During those cold early
mornings of last week the
still waters in creeks and
e -eltered coves about here
fillea .vifh ducks. Clarence
Spencer and Clarence Osborne
went out two mornings and
on both occassions they lacked
just one duck of getting
the full legal limit. The duck
hunting was great.
The second morning they
were out bright and early.
The first mentioned Clarence
had a nice little string of
ducks. Looking across a Bay,
he saw gobs and gob? of the
birds swimming around at a
spot entirely, out of range.
It was necessary to go around
through some thick woods to
reach them. Clarence accordingly
essayed a sneak through
the woods. He was carrying
his ducks in one hand and
his shot gun in the other.
News paper In
Southport, N. C., We
Ward Concludes j
Term As Judge
Of County Court
Several Old Cases Settled
Wednesday In Final Session
To Be Presided Over
By Out-Going Recorder
Cases Covering Wide Variety
Of Offenses Were
Disposed Of Here In
Judge John B. Ward wo nd up
bis term as Brunswick county
recorder last Wednesday with one
if the busiest sessions held durng
his tenure of office.
The case of Bert Berry, colored,
charged with making an
issault upon a female, was dismissed
without cost to the county.
Herman Rogers, white, pleaded '
guilty to charges of trespass and
judgment was suspended upon
payment of the costs.
Probable cause was found in
the case charging Willie Cheslutt,
colored, with storebreaking
md he was bound over to Superior
court under $600.00 bond.
J. D. Williams, colored, was ,
found guilty of larceny and was
given 90 days on the roads.
Samuel Thomas Russ, white,
ivas charged with violating the
traffic law. An action of nol pros
ivith leave was taken.
Raymond DeWitt, colored, was
found not guilty of larceny.
Willie Clemmons, white, was ,
found not guilty of making an 1
issault upon a female.
Buck Hankins, colored, was i
found not guilty of possession of <
intoxicating liquor. 1
An action of nol pros with leave
was taken in the case charging ,
Wayman Cobb, colored, with vio- i
lating the traffic law. j
Mstters have been straightened
out with the members of Mt. Car- |
mel Methodist church, colored, and !
the case against Rob Moore and
George Greene, charged with locking
the doors of the church to, (
keep out the preacher was nol J ]
Maud White, white, was found j
not guilty of making an assault j
with a deadly weapon. <
Her husband, J. J. White, was
found not guilty of assault.
Hollis Williamson, white, was
found not guilty of receiving
Edgar Wilson Cox, colored, was
found not guilty of having sexual
intercourse with a child under 16
years of age.
Nettie Parker, white, was convicted
of selling intoxicating
liquor. Her sentence of four
months in the county home will
be suspended upon condition that '
she pay a fine of $25.00 and the j
To Present Play
The Junior Class of Leland
high school will present "Miss [
Adventure", a three-act comedy,!
Friday evening December 9, at
8 o'clock in the high school auditorium.
The characters are as follows:
Sue, Betty, Peggy, young college
girls, Aleen Benton, Mary B. i
Allen, Rosa Lee Potter; Samson,
the janitor, Leon Sullivan; Miss
Prim, head of a college, Mary,
Wells Rourk; Josephine Carter, 1
the heroine, Barbara Adams;
Sarah Ann Haskins, housekeeper,
Gertrude Mills; Rebecca Haskins,
her daughter, Odessa Mintz; Albert
Brown, young farmer, Paul
Robbins; Cyrus, rural romance,
Lawrence Williams; Mrs. John
Carter, Josephine's mother, Eva
McGee; extra college girls, Annie
Mae Williams, Minnie Ruth Potter,
and Viola Mintz.
ns Out To
e With A Bear
As he rounded a dense
clump of trees and undergrowth
he was confronted
with what he first took to
be a five-foot blackened
stump. He was not excited
until he said he saw the
stump move. Then he knew
that his first impression was
wrong. The blackened stump
was in reality a black bear,
standing on his hind legs
in surprise at the intrusion.
Realizing what was what,
Clarence dropped his ducks
"and used both hands to raise
his trusty musket. He fired
both barrels at once and
afterwards admitted that he
did not wait to see if he hit
the bear. The first that Osbourne
knew of the matter
was when he saw Clarence
going in one direction and ttie
| bear in another.
i A Good Comi
idnesday, December 7,
L?, l&t- A
* " Elm
J. M. Roach, left, was namec
center, is an old member of t
Prominent Man i
J. O. Lennon, Outstanding
Farmer And Citizen Of
Brunswick County, Died
Following Attack Of
J. O. Lennon, prominent farmer
ind citizen of this county, died
Monday morning at his home near
Supply. Ke had been critically
ill for several days with pneumonia,
and though news of his
leath was not unexpected it left
(lis friends stunned with grief.
Mr. L.ennon, who was 56 years
3f age, was a prosperous farmer
and an active man in public afiairs
of his county. In 1926 he
was elected a member of the
board of county commissioners
and was a member of that body
when money was appropriated for
the erection of four of the five
consolidated schools of the county.
Later he served as a member of
the local school board at Southport
and as a member of the 11
board of trustees of the Bruns-1 j
wick County Hospital.
For several years he has served
as chairman of the county!
committee in the tobacco program
that has been in effect, giving J
generously of his time and effort
to a program that affected farmers
of his entire community.
Mr. Lennon was the father of
nine children, all of whom survive.
They are Mrs. Venton Galloway,
Mrs. Dennis Hewett, Miss !
Lucy Margaret Lennon, Frank 1
Lennon, Miss Carrie Lennon, Miss i
Delphia Lennpn, Clarence Lennon 3
nd Glenn Lennon all of Supply.
Ei'.rl Lennon is employed by the |
Carolina Power and Light Com- ,
pa ly and is stationed at Canton, j
Hi i wife, Mrs. Lucy Robbins Len- j
ncn, also survives.
The funeral services were con- j
ducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 ,
o'clock from the home in the ]
presence of a host of sorrow- |
(Continued on page 4)
P. T. A. Council !
Shallotte School Will Be
Host To County Council <
Meeting To Be Held i
There This Week
The Brunswick County Council
of Parent-Teachers Association
will meet with the Shallotte unit
Saturday morning, December 10th,
at 10 o'clock.
Mrs. J. S. Blair, field worker
for the North Carolina Congress
of P.-T. A. will conduct a "School
of Instruction" immediately following
a brief business session.
Her subject will be "What the
Parent-Teacher Movement Is Trying
to Accomplish", after which
she will take up the organization
committees, study groups and
other phases of P.-T. A. work.
Everyone is asked to bring one
or two questions for the question
box to be answered by Mrs. Blair.
Mrs. G. H. Cannon, County President,
will preside over the session,
and the Shallotte association
will render special music and
serve lunch at the noon hour.
Bags Buck Oi ,
First Deer hunt
The front window of the Waccamaw
Bank and Trust Company
was a trophy display for Cashier
Prince O'Brien Tuesday as he exhibited
evidence of a successful
hunt on Monday.
On his first hunt out in the
Bolivia section of the county
O'Brian killed a fine buck that
weighed about one hundred twenty-five
w Board Organi
sn the new board of counl
1 chairman for the second
he board and L. C. Tripp,
Concern Felt (
Weather during the month
of November was characterized
by two extremes.
As late as the twenty-sec
ona OI l lit' minim mc mu mometer
mounted to the 77degree
mark, but five days
later plunged to the 20-degree
level on November 28th and
Total rainfall for the
month was 1.76 inches which
occurred during six cloudy
days and seven partly cloudy
days. One day was classified
as a rainy day and 16 were
Prevailing wind during the
80-day period was from the
F. P. Lewis Dies
\ged Citizen Had Been Ii
Invalid Condition Fo:
Sometime Prior To Hi
F. Prior Lewis of Bolivia pas
ied away on Sunday evenin;
ibout 7:30 o'clock. He was with
n two months of being eight;
fears of age.
Funeral services were held a
he home at 3 o'clock Monda;
ifternoon. They were in charge o
lis pastor, the Reverend J. Vi
Freeman, of the Town Cree!
VIethodist circuit who was als
lis pastor years gone by. Inter
nent was in the family cemetery
lear the old home. A large num
Der of relatives and friends wer
present at the services.
Mr. Lewis had long been
member of the Methodist churcl
He was disabled the last fei
years of his life and was a help
less -but patient sufferer fc
months prior to his death.
He is survived by his widov
Mrs. Emma C. Lewis, and
daughter, Mrs. Francis Dixon, b<
sides a large number of othe
relatives. Two step-daughter
Mrs. Walton Maultsby, of Bolivis
(Continued on page 4)
Sounds Like F
Have Won I
The now famous Eric (The
Red) Tipton of Duke University
is not so hot a fisherman
in the opinion of W. B.
Tipton played baseball with
Kannapolis last summer after
the close of the spring session
at Duke. Kannapolis
folks were great on fi3hing at
Southport and on week-ends
and holidays they were her?
in great numbers.
One cool morning there was
30 or 40 Kannapolis folks
here to spend two days fishing.
Many of these visitors
were already well known to
Keziah. All were friendly and
there was the usual banter
about how they looked pretty
well for country boys.
Among the visitors who
were not so well known there
appeared a well set-up young
fellow wearing a heavy sweater
emblazoned with a black
D that stamped him a Duke
letterman in athletics. He
was promptly asked who he
had borrowed that sweater
from W. L. Phillips, or some
SHED EVERY WEDNESDAY
;y commissioners met Monday l
successive time. 0. A. Lewis, <
right, is the new member. 1
ling Boat Crews1
lit Appears That Provisions ,
Of Labor Treaty Will En- ]
force Hardships Upon j
Small Craft Owners Of 1
1U Atl suuum i
Act Would Require Four '
Licensed Men On Each '
Boat More Than 40 1
Feet in Length When
Word has been received here of '
an international treaty ratified '
during the latter stages of the
last session of Congress which will 1
require all vessels over 40-feet in '
length to carry a crew of four
This act, secured - Miss] '
Frances Perkins, Secretary of the i
Department of Labor, will go into :
effect November 1, 1939, unless '
an act is passed allowing excepf
tions for certain types of craft,
j Since the act will require four
] licensed men for each vessel it
11 is believed that its provisions will
r | be disasterous for fishermen,
s party boat operators and shrimpers.
It also is believed that it 1
will result in many of the smaller 1
yachts being laid up because of
% the increased overhead.
Penalty for disregarding the
? law is seizure by the government. (
Little more is known of the j
t act than the outline of facts ap- ,
y pearing in an article in a current '
f j issue of Motorboating. An effort
will be made to secure other in- ]
k formation which may be passed
o along through this paper to boat -Imen
in this section.
' Faculty Members
Will Play Girls
i. A basketball game in which
v there is much local interest is
>- the scheduled contest between
ir members of the Southport high
school faculty and the girls bas/,
ketball team Friday night in the
a local gymnasium.
- Most ardent support for the
:r girls is Sasa Fodale, who has
3, promised the students a drug
i; store treat if they beat the
f It Had Rained
one of the old acquaintances,
promptly came to the rescue
by saying: "This is Eric Tipton,
you know he is on the
Duke football squad." The
Southport man did not know
it, but he was pleased to
hear it. Admitting his ignorance
of football at the time
being he found himself possessed
or a liking for the
husky young fellow, who was
very cordial of his own accord.
Until Tipton literally kicked
his way into the hall of football
fame in the memorable
Duke-Pitt encounter last week
it seems that not a single
one oi his many local admirers
was aware he was
here in the summer on a
Now one of his strongest
admirers as a football player,
Keziah maintains that Tipton
is no good as a fisherman.
Not in rough weather.
He came in from one of those
trips so ill with seasickness
that he looked like a ghost.
The Pilot Covers j
Brunswick County j
$1.50 PER YEAR j
Newly Elected 1j
County Officers j
Are Sworn In f
5ath Of Office Taken By
Most Of The Incoming
Officers Before B. J. Holden
Before He Stepped
Jnusually Large Number
Of Visitors Were On
Hand To Attend To
County Business As
Most of the newly elected ,|j
3runswlck county officials were
iworn in Monday morning by B. ;?t
T. Holden before he turned over
:he office of clerk of Superior
lourt to his successor, Sam T.
In addition to Bennett, Mr.
Holden heard the oaths of the
members board of county commissioners,
J. M. Roach, L. <C.
Mpp and O. A. Lewis. Dillon L.
janey was sworn in as sheriff; HI]
lohn G. Caison was sworn in as tgW
:oroner; W. M. Stanalan'd as I
ludge of the Recorder's court |
ind H. R. Hewett, the only Re- Mjfsj
publican holding a county office, rjH
;ook the oath as county surveyor. |H
After he had taken over 'his 11
tew office, Bennett swore in his I
issistant, M. B. Watkins; J. H. H
ituss, deputy sheriff and jailor; J
ind magistrates Bedford Leonard < ijj
ind W. H. Long. Bart Smith, an- ,J9
ither magistrate, when being ad- I
ministered the oath of office, in- tfl|
formed Clerk Bennett that he 9
.could not swear, but that he
vould affirm. Thus escaping' the HJS
iting of conscientious scruples ?m9
Smith became a duly qualified
Before Assistant Clerk of Court IflU
IVatkins Ed Leonard was sworn a
in as deputy sheriff. je
Bond for each of the new of- jl|fl
ficers was approved by members jcjfl
of the board of commissioners. U
The amounts of fptMS require- Ml
mcnts were Ganey, $5,000; Calson, n
$2,000; Hewett, $1,000; Bennett, B
$10,000. Previously approved bonds I
of old office holders were allowed Q
to stand. I
State Authorities 1
Protecting Ducks MB
Ducks are much more plentiful a
than usual this year and along H
.vith their plentifulness the Stats 8
Game Conservation officials are B
taking more vigerous steps to 9
see that the hunting laws are I
One arrest was made Saturday a
on the double charge of diyik , 9
hunting %wlthout a stamp and ' fl
shooting ducks after four o'clock 9
in the afternoon. There is no|jj- fl
ing very technical in the duck jflfl
hunting laws. The sportsmen must ^^9
confine themselves to the da>y3 9
bag limit, must have the tag and a|9
must not hunt before 7 o'clock 9
A. M. or after 4 o'clock P. M. 9
Teachers To Spend 9
Week-End On Island 1
Southport high school teachers gtjfl
are to spend this week-end on (
Bald Head Island. It Is under
stood that all, with the possible ft;B
exception of one or two resident nB
teachers who have been there H
plenty of times before, will make HB
They will spend the night at jHB
the old Cape Fear Coast Guard K
station which is now looked after Bfl
by Adrain Willetts. B
Tide Table I
Following Is the tide table I
for Southport daring the next KzS
week. These hours are apprs- 9
xlmately correct and were fu*? xMB
nished The State Fort Filet H
through the courtesy of the flj
Cape Fear Pilot's Association. I
High Tide Low Xldr IS
TIDE TABLE I
Thursday, December 8 H
7::57 a. m. 1:46 a. m. ffi
8:29 p. m. 2:37 p. m. IKE
Friday, December 9 9
8:46 a. m. 2:38 a. ns. fl
9:21 p. m. 2:26 p. nk
Saturday, December 10 ?
9:38 a. m. 3:30 a. Ob 2
10:17 p. m. 4:14 p. m. 9
Sunday, December 11 jfl
10:34 a. m. 4:22 a. m. fflff
11:16 p. m. 5.06 p. m. 9
Monday, December 12 B
11:32 a. m. 5:18 a. OS, MB
6:00 p. m. I
Tuesday, December 13 J 9
0:14 a. m. 6:20 a. flfc B
12:28 p. m. 7:00 p. a. , 9
Wednesday, December 14 In
11:11 a. m. 7:26 a. m. ,
1:26 p. m. 8:00 p. Mfc fl H
' llj * df.fl