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    I I The Pilot Covers
if I Brunswick County
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^Price's Did
Well With The
I County Home
Ade Fine Field And Gar.-'Hjen
Crops As Food For
fKimates And With SurAplus
For Sale To Add To
^Maintenance Funds
fl ch fine PORK HAS
A been salted away
Aar Is Showing Unusually
Aine Returns From OpeiHrat''on
Of Farm Of The
5 Brunswick County
I Home By Price's
As keeper and assistant keeper
the County Home, Mr. and
j D. Price have apparently
,^Ee very well for both the counlaml
the inmates of the home
B; 1M3.
home, two miles out of
Ai:. is situated on a fine little
A'- Among the products this
^Hr were 16 acres of very fine
11 acres of peanuts, about
j BaiTC and a half of sweet potaHs.
plenty of garden crops, and
and feed for the stock in ad r:
to the corn.
.^Eiver two thousand pounds of
<Ak produced on the farm front
'^Ej raised there has been salted
Ha)' for usc by the inmates as
Aded. Seven hundred pounds of
Hi has been made and 9 more
Hj sized hogs are on hand to
killed for home use or sale. A
He little bit of revenue to aid in
H niaintamance of the home is
^ftally obtained from sale of surstock
in the way of hogs or
^^E';: farm products.
Irae larm now nas one suw wiui
s anil three more to farrow
tr. these pigs to provide next
iter's pork supply,
rhree cows, one belonging to
and Mrs. Price and the other
) to the county, provide plenof
fresh milk for the occupants
the home. At present they are
ting about 40 quarts daily,
ich gives ample milk for the
sent 17 inmates and the famof
the keeper.
tmong the winter crops the
m has lour acres of ..htct and
e of oats, all up to a good stand
1 coming along. With his second
ir as keeper about to begin,
. Price has a better understandof
the production capacity of
farm and, with favorable
ither conditions, he expects
it year to be one of real attainnt
in the matter of taking care
the indigent and infirm people
he county.
uses Expected
Io Arrive Today
B. & S. Bus Lines, Inc.,
Now Having Three New
Passenger Vehicles Driven
Here From The Factory
In Philadelphia
three of the new passenger
!? for the W. B. & S. Bus
its Inc.. arc to arrive some
ic today, Wednesday, from
i'.aielphia. 'Herbert Livingston,
Ituam Walker and another drivObtained
in Wilminctnn. went
I Philadelphia Sunday afternoon
drve the vehicles here.
'he two buses now in use been
Southport and Wilmington
to be reconditioned and used
extra trips and rush days
w it is impossible for one bus
take carc of all passengers on
(Continued On Page Four*
Ration Pointers |
Sl'OAR?Book 4, stamp 29,
pounds, expires January 15.
gasoline ? Coupon No. 8
1 A book good for three galOS.
SHOES?Coupon 18 in the
'gar and coffee ration book
Hid for one pair of shoes has
j> expiration date. No 1 air?ne
stamps in Book 3 became
Hid November 1 for one pair
Foot)?Brown stamps, Book
meats and fats L, M, N, ex|fe
January 1. Green stamps
j?ok 4. processed foods. A, B,
expire December 20. D, E.
mi F valid December 1, expire
anuary 20.
Ft el oil ? New No. 1
aupon. Class 4 sheet, good for
gallons (l unit), expires
anuary :t; new No. 1 coupon,
' 5 sheet, good for 50 galpns
(5 units), expires January
t ncw No. 1 coupon. Class 6
pet. godo for 250 galolns (25
FUtsi. expire January 3. No.
(coupon valid November 30, exffes
January 25. No. 3 valid
poten.ber 30, expires February
If T???InsPettions required
1 book holders every six
C ?*; ?f B holders every four
t nths: of C holders every
rrea months.
>. 33
Keep Your Draft
Board Informed
A farm worker who fails to
keep his local Selective Service
; Board informed of a change of
address or occupation may be rej
classified or possibly inducted inS
to the armed forces. Only the
1 i Selective Service Board with
J whom the individual has registered
has authority to grant him a
temporary release for non-farm
I work which will protect his deI
ferred classification.
Tho Others Quit
It's Good To Stay
Right On In It
Head Of Animal Husbandry
Believes It A Mistake
To Dispose Of Brood
Sows Owing To Present
Pork Prices
i Urges Regard For Next
Spring's Pig Demand And
Importance Of Keeping
Sows If There Is A
Feed Supply
With many farmers in this
county rather disturbed over the
hog raising situation, it is more
than timely to consider the views
of E. V. Vestal, Animal Husbandry
Extension Specialist for the
Cooperative Extension Work.
This last week Mr. Vestal sent the
following letter to all North Carolina
County Agents. He says:
"Many farmers, because of the
seasonal drop in hog prices and
the present feed situation, are
'selling out' their brood sows
without regard to next spring's
pig demand that rationing will
require, or without regard to the
old saying that 'when everybody
is going out of business, it is a
good time to say in it."
'Experienced hog producers
should consider keeping as many
sows as their farm and feed supply
will support. By properly utilizing
grazing crops (3 bushes of
spring oats, 3 pounds of rape and
20-25 poundsof lespedeza per
acre( pig and pork costs can be
out by 10 to 25 per cent.
'The War Food Administration
announced on November 18, the
following program, effective December
1, 1943:
1. Quotas are suspended for the
next 90 days, permitting farmers
to sell home-butchered pork and
2. For a limited period, OPA is
reducing the number of points required
to purchase pork.
3. The support price for 200-270
pound market hogs will be $1.00
under ceiling prices or $13.55 in
North Carolina. Farmers should
not sell 20-270-pounds hogs below
this figure.
The price situation on feeds and
livestock may change considerably
by next spring and summer and
we should encourage our exneri
enceci swine producers to:
1. Overlook this usual seasonal
drop in prices.
2. Think of next spring's pig
3. Keep the number of sows
their farm feed supply will support.
4. Plan now to fully utilize grazing
crops next spring and summer.
5. Since a large number of folks
are going out of business, it
should be a good time to stay in
on a sound basis.
"Don't you think," concluded
Mr. Vestal in his letter, "you
should bring these things to the
attention of your hog farmers?"
Inquest Delayed
In Leland Case
Negro Held Without Bond
Awaiting Coroner's Inquest
Into Death Of Leland
Man In Automobile
Coroner W. E. Bell stated last
night that no date has yet been
set for an inquest into the death
of Elvin Justice, Leland man, who
was killed early last week in a
hit and run smash-up. Justice
died in a Wilmington hospital
three days after the wreck and
his wife was a patient there most
of the week. She is still suffering
from the injuries she sustained
and the inquest is being delayed
until she is able to testify.
State Highway patrolmen arrested
Paul Fields, a Wilmington
negro, who is the alleged driver
of the machine that crashed into
the one driven by Justice. He is
being held in jail here without
bond. He fled from the scene, following
the wreck. Another
negro, a passenger in the Fields
car, was also arrested, charged
with being a party to the crime.
A Good
Southport Wo
Support Their
____________ v
Chapter Was Asked To i
Complete Quotas On
Hand In October, Not
Half Of This Was Dons
After Christmas A Renewed
Effort Will Be Made
In Hopes That Women
Will Rally To Their
The women of Southport have
failed dismally in backing up the
Red Cross surgical dressings program
for the last few months.
Although the program was begun
in September, 1942, with quite a
lot of interest on the part of local
ladies, it has suffered severely
since spring of this year.
These facts were gathered from
the reports sent off by Mrs. James
Harper, Chairman. Attendance
dropped off a great deal during
the summer months and a meet-1,
ing was held the first of October I
(Continued on page 4) 'i
Know The Mai
Because The
Lt. Bomberger of The Coast
Guard Home. From Troop '
Landing Operations In
Africa And Elsewhere
Over The Pig Pond TwentySix
Months In The First .
World War, 15 Months
In This One And t
c *r_ T.I,.
IU lane
Part In Finish- i
ing The Job )
"We know the Marines have i
landed, because we put them 1
there." So said Lt. W. R. Bom- <
berger of the U. S. Coast Guard, 1
while in this office yesterday. Lt.
Bomberger has been in the Coast
Guard for 26 years and has been 1
an officer since 1924. He will '
reach the 30 year retirement age '
in 1948 and could retire now on 1
account of injuries, but he elects '
to remain with the service, in- !
juries or no injuries. After 1948 1
he and his family plan to settle
down on their farm near South- !
port. ^
When a reporter asked Lt.
Bomberger if he had been overseas,
a rather foolish question in 1
view of the service ribbons on his
chest, the reply was: "Yes, 15
months overseas during this war
and 26 months in the first one."
His 15 months during this war
has been in Africa and Asia and I
he is well qualified to say that
both the Army and the Marines
have landed as the Coast had
most of the duty of putting both
Since 1924 Lieutenant Bomberger
has been an officer in the j
Coast Guard and he is justly (
proud of that branch of the service.
He is now stationed at Mo- '
bile, Ala., on transport duty and '
also in the amphibian operations. '
In Africa and | Asia, durnig the \
present war, he served aboard the '
(Continued on Page Fourt
Thirteen Cases
In Court Monday
Continuances In Several
Cases While Others Of
Unlucky Number Drew
Stiff Fines For Speeding
Quite a number of cases had to
be continued for one reason or another
at Mondays session of the
Recorders Court. The Minute Docket
shows the following cases
Willie Brown, operating of automobile
after license revoked, nol
pros. '
W. H. Granger, failure to stop I
at stop sign, judgment suspended !
on payment of costs. !
Otto Hewett, speeding, called i
and failed to appear, capias is- l
sued for his arrest. i
G. H. Hayes, assault with dead- 1
ly weapon, continued under $200.- I
00 bond. 1
Paul Fields, hit and run, con- ]
tinned. ,
Dave Robinson, possession of
intoxicating liquor, 60 days, judg- (
ment suspended on payment of
Vcrnie Harley, aid and abet in
hit and run, continued.
Lofton Clemmohs, speeding, 60 '
days or $20.00 fine and costs,
fine remitted.
Thurman Johnson, breaking and 1
entering, continued.
(Continued On Page Four J
News paper Ii
Southport, N. C., Wt
men Fail To
Men At Front
To Preach Here
dB> nH^.
Ihe Diocese of East Carolina who
will preach at the morning service
at St. Phillips Episcopal
church on Sunday.
rines Landed
ty Took Part
Air Raid Drill
Thursday Night
Blackout Signals Will Sound
At 9:30 Thursday Night
And Blackout Will Last
Until 10:10
A complete blackout of all of
hp North Carolina coastal area,
from Elizabeth City to and includng
part of upper South Carolina,
las been set by the army for
rhursday night of this week. The
earning will be given at 9:30 and
the signal meaning danger
ibout over will come on at 9:45
ind the all-clear signal will be at
10:10-p.- m.
R. Walker Martin, director of
civilian protection for the state
BCD, said the Army ordered the
Irill "for the primary purpose of
:esting complete mobilization of
civilian protection forces within a
short period of time and on short
The coastal blackout is the first
scheduled by the Army since the
Eastern Defense Command insist(continued
on page two)
Wait For Brick
To Build Church
5oldier Bay Church Folks
are Financially Fixed
and Just Waiting Until
They Can Get Brick to j
Build Nice New Church j
The membership of Soldier Bayj
Baptist church in Waccamaw
township has for a long time been
planning to building a new house
jf worship. For some time now
they have had the matter of
funds all settled, they are now
ready to build a nice new brick
church, the only trouble being
that they cannot buy bricks. "We,"
said R. C. Phelps, State Highway i
(Continued on Page Four) '
Many of the beautiful camellia
bushes at Orton have been following
their custom and blooming
steadily since the first week in
September. At the present time
something around 100 bushes are
presenting their flowers and this
lumber will increase steadily until
the early spring months when
thousands of bushes will be in
bloom. The number of camellia
oushes at Orton run into the j
many thousands, more than 3501
jifferent varieties being represent-,
2d. Last year, despite gasoline
shortage and other things, there
were a good number of visitors at
the gardens and the sale of plants
was heavy. This year promises to
be much better with respect to
visitors. An agency in Southport
has been receiving many requests
from travel bureaus and other
sources for Orton Plantation fold?
n A Good Coi
;dnesday, December I
The Tax Listers
Appointed At
Monday's Mee
Tax Listers For 1944 Wi
Be Paid $4.50 Per Da
And Assistants $2.50 Pe
Day For Time Spent
County Offices Will B
Closed Two And A Half
Days At Christmas.
Other Matters Handled
By County
At their meeting here Monda
all members being present, tl
Board of County Commissione
appointed Tax Listers for 19'
and also transacted more than tl
usual amount of routine busincs
The Tax Listers appointed wer
North West Township, M. ]
Chinnis, of Leland; Town Cre<
Township, L. J. McKeiihan,
Bolivia; Smithville Township, Mi
John Caison, of Southport; Loc!
woods Folly Township, Luci;
Fulford, of Supply; Shallot
Township, Mrs. Lacy Bennett, <
Shallotte; and Waccamaw Tow,
ship, D. Bert Edwards, of Ash.
Tax listing will begin on tl
4th of January and contini
through the month. $4.50 per dc
was the sum named to pay tl
tax listers and $2.50 per day t
such assistants as they may hav
The board ordered that ?
county officials be allowed Chris
mas holidays from noon Decemb
24th, through December 27th.
Other matters handled includi
a large number of tax question
the more important of which a
summed up below:
J. W. Skipper estate was orde
ed foreclosed for taxes.
C. B. Aycock was relieved <
$52.98 tax valuation for 1937, dt
to error.
Isaac Sparrow was relieved i
$300.00 valuation on lands, owir
to damages by fire.
The John M. Hewett estat
known as the Brown estate, wi
ordered foreclosed for taxes.
Hadly Watson and Dillon Wa
son were allowed to pay on the
delinquint taxes at the rate '
$10.00 per month.
W. G. Gurganus was allowed i
handle his delinquint taxes wil
the payment of $25.00 down ai
$10.00 per month.
J. F. Bennett was relieved i
$315.00 valuation on a 1939 mod
car which had been listed as
1943 model.
M. C. Gore was given a $23.1
refund in taxes through an err<
in valuation.
G. L. Milliken was relieved i
$200.00 tax valuation.
Change In Gas
Ration Coupons
Motorists are reminded by OF
that their old "B" and "C" gasi
line coupons continue to have
value of two gallons each in tl
East and Mid-west and three ga
Ions in the Far West. On Decen
ber 1, however, all new "B" ar
"C" coupons issued to motoris
whose supplementary gasoline r;
tions expired became good for
gallons each throughout the coui
try. Although each new coupe
ini 11 ho ffrtnH fnr mnro era linnet tha
before, motorists wilt not receii
any additional gasoline becaui
ration books will have correspow
ingly fewer coupons.
Leo Midlen, who operates the b
S. A. Garrard farm in North We
township, has put on a mall gra
variety test demonstration, usir
wheat, oats and barley and usir
three varieties of each. The se<
was sown last week and the te
is expected to be very valuab
in determining which varietii
will be best adapted to Brunswk
county. Last winter Mr. Medl
had more than 300 acres in sms
grain. The S. A. Gerrard Cor
pany is the only nation-wide cha
farming organization operating
this county or this part of tl
Brunswick farmers are abo
through planting small grai
wheat coming in last owing to tl
crop being better adapted to la
planting than oats or barle
County Agent Dodson says th
(Continued on page 2)
r piL
8, 1943 publisi
' V^"
14 I ^
111 ^
te IN PLANT?Where he
Df 33-years ago, Willie Hammo
n" The News Reporter, has w<
owners in that space of time.
IP year and is still doing a prel
iy hoy."
?er News Reportei
t- T If T.-a.
ens mil
c Officers Took 2
r Moonshine Stills
ie Two Raids In North West .
Each Netted On Operator
? And Steam Whiskey
Making Outfit And A
e Quantity Of Products ,
Rural Policeman O. W. Perry,
assisted by A. T. U. Officers
jr Howe and Gray, raided and capof
tured a 50 gallon steam whiskey
still near the Columbus county
. line at Acme, the first of last
week. They destroyed four barrels
of mash and six gallons of
'd non- tax-paid whiskey. i
Not the least of the fruits of 1
the haul was the capture or Bill 1
el i
a Jackson, colored. He was under
an 18 months suspended sentence '
j0 to the federal prison for engaging t
}r in manufacturing and Commis- <
sloner R. A. Wylie ordered him <
Bf sent to begin the serving of this i
The following day, December i
1st, the same officers raided and (
captured another steam still in t
North West township. This was a |
150-galion affair and the officers
A destroyed 1,500 gallons of mash ]
and 19 gallons of non-tax-paid'j
a whiskey. In this raid they cap- |
tured James Ballard, North West1 j
township negro. Commissioner j |
Wylie, in Wilmington, ordered ,
T him held for the next term of,.
4WlA*?aT nniirf iinrlor a SI.000 bond, f <
* Many Events Of
" Interest At USO:
tl. Program Last Week Was '
Full Of Entertainment J
_ For Servicemen. Plans j
Are Being Made For ,
Christmas Season i (
The USO next Sunday after-)'
noon at 5:00 p. m. will celebrate i
Bill of 'Rights Week which isj>
from December 12 to 18. The Bill j I
of Rights was enforced on December
15, 1791. The service men will
be reminded that they should reread
the Bill of Rights at frequent
i intervals, especially during war i
time. They realize that wars cur- '
tail the rights of the individual,
_ but in our country we give upj
the rights voluntarily because we
feel the need for doing so while |
ig the war is on.
st The program for the coming
in week Is as follows: |]
ig Thursday?Square Dance j ]
;d Ninth Inning," a baseball picture ji
st dedicated to Lou Gehrig, and <
le "Broadway" starring George Raft, i
es Pat O'Brien, and Janet Blair. 1
:k Saturday?8:30 p. m. "Ox-Bow !
in Incident" starring Henry Fonda i
ill Sunday?9:00 a. m. Java Club i
n- 5:00 p. m. Vespers
in 9:00 p. m. Movies ? same as 1
in Saturday, for those sendee men (
le who were on duty yesterday. 1
Monday?Community Night i
ut Tuesday?Game Night !
n, Wednesday ? Informal Dance i
le with Army Orchestra
te Two school boys from Winna- 1
y. bow, William Howard Coleman, t
at | and Tyler Potter, have been play- i
(Continued on page 4)
. i
? Is
J Prof
the i
i , . ,i . , 'ervi
started learning the trade pieas
nds, Intertype operator for pr0fi
trked with many different are i
He is now going in his 47th ly re
;ty good job for a "country t'on.
Printer E
ptv>cf-incr NtorvL
With A Record Of Thirty- was
Three Years In One Print him
Shop, Intertype Operator, Brul1
Willie Hammonds Sketch- Ev
es Over The Time f*0'
Started When Fortunes Of
Paper Was At A Low
Ebb And Became An
Efficient Cog In A Anr
Modern Printing re
Establishment N
Thirty three years of continuous
ipplication to one job, except for ^
lolidays, and one short period
vhen he worked with Mr. Fred '
Little in Wilmington, is the record ms
leld by Willie Hammond, lino- es n
;ype operator and all round boss that
>f the works in the back office j
>f the News Reporter at White- , .
title. bein*
The News Reporter operates a the
nodern job printing plant, gets Chri!
jut a six or eight page paper breal
iwice each week and also prints ^
the State Port Pilot show
Whether it is a technicality numl
linging around a highly com- Punc
ilicated piece of machinery; seeing on 4
that motors, presses and linotypes da^3
'unction perfectly or correcting "1
he spelling and punctuation of 0 .
:arelessly handled copy, Willie is bb b
ilways right there, a trouble a
ihooter who can always see what's
vrong and make the proper corrections
or adjustments.
The fact that he can be as
rantankerous as some women
vhen they are engaged in their
ipring house cleaning is practicaly
always overlooked. The bosses
ealize that if any thing goes
vrong Willie will always be there
;o fix it. He is more dependable
han either death or taxes when L>?
i crisis comes up. Like the show
hat always goes on, the work in
he back office always goes on, Mi
(Continued on page 4) cable
Funeral Held For =
Accident Victim 001,1
Remains Of Miss Virginia f ^!j
McKeithan Brought Here jng
From New York And In- nl0tt
terred In Bethel Ceme- Lt. :
tery Friday Corp
The body of Miss Virginia Mc-Ccithan,
20-year-old daughter of N(
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. McKeithan, will
vho was killed by an automobile Rich
n Jamaica, N. Y? Monday night day
>f last week, was brought to will
South port and buried in the cord
3ethel cemetery Friday afternoon.
Service were held at the church 1
vith the Rev. Thomas Johnson M:
ind Rev. A. L. Brown in charge, sons
The family is still without in- Geoi
formation as to the accident. The boro
m\y report reaching here is that visit
Miss McKeithan was struck by an teacl
iutomobile in Jamaica at 9:15. dauj
She was taken to a hospital, Geoi
where she died few hours later, then
Miss McKeithan graduated from
the Southport school two years M
igo. Following that she took the and
NYA training course and worked weel
(Continued on Page Four) toil.
? - * >st
Of The News
All The Time
$1.50 PER YEAN
w Principal il
i Now Serving
At Waccamaw
J. T. Denning FormerOf
Rose Hill School Is
ow In Charge Of The
raccamaw Consolidated
:hool At Ash
ction Appears Very
lasing To School Aulorities
And Patrons,
Mew Principal Comes
Highly Recommended
T. Denning, who for the past
has been engaged in defense
has accepted the principalof
the Waccamaw school and
ed upon his duties this last
He succeeded LeRoy Mintz,
,'ocational agriculture teacher,
was selected to serve as actprincipal
when Mr. J. S. Staresigned
nearly a month ago.
hool officials who were inewed
this week were highly
ted at being able to secure
Bssor Denning. The patrona
ilso pleased as he comes hlghicommended
for his new poaiTeaching
at Rose Hill for
ral years, he left the school
i to engage in defense work and
consented to return to teachwhen
the urgent need of a
ble instructor at Waccamaw
impressed on him.
incipal Staton, who resigned
i the Waccamaw school after
and a half months as prin,
during which time there
much disagreement between
and the school board, has left
'erytmng reiauve to uio
ol work is said to be going
under the administration of
essor Denning.
jhermen Get J
Christmas Fish
iual Just-Before - Chriattas
Run "Of Menhaden
ow Off Southport And V
oats Are Busy With
hem iA
1 T\
cal menhaden fishermen ap- .
ed to have started on their /
toward getting their Christmoney
this week. Good catch- i
lade up of rather small fish f
are without oil and are of
profit to the factory are now
; caught. Indications are that
catches will continue until
stmas, or until the weather p
ks and stops the fishing.
'car after these small fish
up at Southport in great
uers. They are almost as
tual in their timing as a date J
he calendar. From 15 to 20
before Christmas they swarm
te local waters and the size
le catches become dependent
he carrying capacity of the
s and the weather,
ice in a great while the wea(Contlnu?d
on page 4)
s. R. I. Mintz received a
igram from her husband,
jor Mintz, who has Just arI
in England. Major Mintz is
the Army Air Force and
recently was stationed a';
mbuia, S. C.
. George Watson left Monday
fort DuPont, Del., after spendseveral
days here with his
ler, Mrs. George Y. Watson.
Watson is with the Engineer
:w Hope Presbyterian church
have David H. Coblentz, of
mond, Va., to preach on Sunat
11:30 A. M. Sunday school
be at 11:00 and everyone is
ially invited to attend.
rs. George Y. Watson and
, Harold Watson and Lt.
ge Watson, went to Greensfor
two days last week to
Miss Marion Watson who
ties there. Mrs. Watson's
;hter, Mrs. John Griffin, of |
getown, S. C., also went with
and Mrs. C. E. Carrawan
young son are spending two
cs with relatives in Washing,-PV
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