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Southport, N. C., Wednesday, May 22nd, 1946
i ? m i OfScooper Gqu^p /??
Ordered Transferred From
iBrunswtck To New Hanover
I. g H. Hunt Parker
tfykes This Action After
lgejnff Convinced That
[fair Trial Impossible In
? I Of Man Held For
Jurder Of Shallotte Far- j
mer Was Center Of I
public Interest This I
J--e :::ai f Leon (Schooper)
; r -hooting: of H. Jim
[,* .so: Shallotte farmer, last
tll;y was ordered by Judge
Hunt Parker yesterday to be
c:.vo : f:vm this county to New
Parker, who is presiding
f'ur a one-week term of Su
5vr court for trial of criminal
Si listened to the motion of
[ease counsel for removing this
st upon the grounds that it,
til be impossible to obtain a
tan: impartial trial in Bruns
t* county. then heard the argu
k: made by Solicitor Clifton
Meore ar..i counsel for private
isaKon in favor of proceed
l iv;:h the case. He then ex- 1
issei his own doubt that a
ir trial could be held in the
rnr where the murder was
?Eit:eJ. and directed that all
ps. etc be tansferred to 1
J rt in New Han-'
ft-::: at the trial may
i tea there.
Guise :s being defended by J.
fcark. Southport. und Osmer
it. Luniberton. R. I. Mintz
_ been employed for private
Mention of this case. It is
I v known when this
I tome up for trial.
I Othe cues that were dispos
al of tag Monday's session in
t.ahun P.ankel and John
is <Aa:gfJ with assault with
or: m k:;i, pleaded guilty to
and each was
r the county
jlKi Smith, charged with
Is pretense, had his case con
ic^ a: the request of defend
t's counsel.
fc the case charging Alton;
? J. ; with a crime against !
-tee capais and continued.
/?- case charging Lucian
? with abandonment and '
?~-rrort alias capias issued
_~r case was continued.
:ase charging Douglas'
'Continued on page 2)
H.'.ard Jenrette. seaman sc
:: c;ass is visiting his par
3 ' Wilmington following his
i: training at Camp Peary, Va.
" ' Brishtie Mae Holden, of
[?" asks the paper to state
-I who have friends or rela
burit'vl at Silent Grove ceme
or who are interested in
* upkeep of the place, are re- j
to meet there on June
? fir the purpose of cleaning
the cemetery.
fW'TH fellowship
pk Methodist Youth Fellow-,
n the direction of Mrs.
f M '.z h vl its supper meet
ly on Su: iay night in the
p:,~- Sim.ol annex. It was fol
H by a devotional and pro
pm pU:'.:.o,l by Miss Betty Cor-,
P- *h- subject was "What
f ? . >i:iic in South Am- !
[Karon methodist
1?^'. O. I. Hinson. pastor of 1
^'!'y M' 'i.o'list church, South-'
Lr_ ? - : a series of Evan-]
' - at Sharon Meth
yl n Monday night, May
' ar- S o'clock. Services will
> <?t. r.ight through Fri
Thij p ;? jic is cordially in
l?4 to attend.
. 'l ' 1 V. Coleman, of Lcland,
lau/" M:s- J- I- Long and
Eunice, Mrs. W. F.
t '' luhter, Jennifer, of
? ?***? motored to Cross, S;
...'??'lay, attend the bacca
5 'vices for the senior
?'la <1 Ctoss High school. Miss
l *?pper, sister of Mrs. Cole
Z mbar of the graduat
Congressman Clark Speaks
To Large Group Monday
Congressman Makes Frank
Appeal For Continued
Support Of Democratic
Voters Of Brunswick
Touched Upon Chances To
Improve Shrimping In
dustry; Points To His
Record In Connec
tion With Weed
Speaking during the noon re
cess of Superior court here Mon-j
day before an audience that fill
ed the courtroom to overflowing,
Congressman J. Bayard Clark
made a frank appeal for the con
tinued support of Democratic
voters cf Brunswick county in
the Primary Election Saturday.
He is opposed for the Demo
cratic nomination as Congress
man from the Tth District by W.
S. ( Billy) Britt, Lumberton at
torney, who was here Tuesday.
Congressman Clark chose to
devote his time to answering sev- [
eral questions that have been
asked him recently by citizens of
this county.
With regard to a drainage pro
ject for the Waccamaw river, he
declared that U. S. Army Engin
eers several years ago made a
(Cont'nueo on Vase Four >
Closing Exercises For
Schools Begin Saturday
Waccamaw High School
Will Wind Up Current i
School Year This Week, j
Followed By Leland And'
Same Date Will Mark End
Of School Year For Shal- |
lotte; No Graduation
Classes This Season
Beginning with the Waccamaw I
school on Saturday, May 25, the j
closing of the Brunswick county |
schools gets underway this week,
and will follow through without
fuss or fanfare. Except for a
play or two, there will be little
in the way of exercises and no
graduates at any of the schools.
Following the Waccamaw clos
ing on May 25th the Leland
school ends on May 29, Bolivia
on May 31, and Shallotte and
Southport will end their terms
on June 1st. The colored schools
also all close during the above
The lack of graduates this
year is due to the fact that the !
twelfth grade is now being i
taught. Students who would have j
graduated this year from the
normal 11th grade organization
will have another year in which J
to complete their studies. This
rule holds throughout the state
and no high school diplomas will
be awarded anywhere until the
close of next session.
The absence of graduating j
classes, it is understood, is caus- ;
ing all schools in the State to I
present very abreviated closing [
programs or none at all. Next ;
year will see commencements i
back to normal with graduating |
exercises and everything.
Reidsville Man
Buys Home Here
L. C. Yount Purchases Old
Hoyle Dosher Home And
Plans To Remodel And :
Move In
L. C. Yount, of Reidsville, has
purchased the old Hoyle Dosher
home in Southport. It is stated
that he plans to completely re
model the building and will make
his home here when the work is
completed. The sale was made by
D. J. Smith I'.ealty Co.
Mr. Yount is a member of the
widely known contracting firm ofi
Kiker and Yount, of Reidsville.
The firm is known throughout
the state for its road grading,
J paving and bridge building opera
During the past few months
Mr. Smith has figured in real
! estate deals that are bringing
quite a number of prominent up
; state residents to Southport.
Cancer Control
Quota Reached
Glenn Tucker, chairman of
th- Cancer Control Fund for
Brunswick county, announced
this week that t'le sum of
$339.62 was realized as a re- |
suit of the lecent campaign.
This was $39.63 more than the
quota assigned this county.
During the campaign Bolivia
school turned in $28.00; Leland
$69.13; Shallotte $61.40; South- I
port $71.10; VVaccamaw $10.00.
Two special contributions that
were mailed in were credited
to the appropriate school re- i
Lester Davis Is
Buried Monday
Native Of Southport, But
Death Occurred Last
Week In Brooklyn, N. Y.,
Where He Was Making
His Home
Funeral services for Le3ter
Davis, of Southport who died in
Brooklyn, N. Y? were held Mon
day afternoon at 3 o'clock at St.
Phillip's Episcopal Church in
Scuthport. The Rev. Alexander
Miller, rector of St. Paul's Epis
copal church, Wilmington, offi
ciated and burial followed in the
family cemetery. I
Born in Southport, he was the
son of Mrs. Fannie G. Davis and
the late Captain Dumbar Davis
of this city. j
Surviving in addition to his
mother are a daughter, Mrs. R.
R. Shellhammer, Louisville. Ky.,
and her son, Robert Wesley; two
sisters, Mrs. Mattie E. Aspinwall,
Brooklyn, N. Y., and Mrs. S. L.
Brinkman. Southport; and two
brothers, J. M. Davis, 404 South
l"th St., Wilmington; and W. D.
(Continued on Page Four)
Commissioners In
Session Monday
Jury List Drawn For The
[ Special Term Of Court
To Be Held Here In
June; Action Taken On
Howell's Point Road
J Members of the board of com
missioners for Brunswick county
met Monday, and one of their
chief accomplishments was the
draw a jury list for the special
term of Superior court that ha3
been called for June for trial
of civil cases.
The board took favorable ac
j tion on a petition requesting the
[ ^Continued on page 2)
Land Bank Now
Owned Entirely
By The Farmers
Federal Land Bank Of Co
lumbia Now Owned By
Loan Association Mem
bers Of Third Farm
Credit District
The Association Has Made
Loans Totaling One -Hun
dred-Sixt.v Million Dol
lars To 70,000
The Federal Land Bank of Col
umbia is now entirely owned by
the farmer members of the 85
national farm loan associations
and a small number of direct
borrowers in the Third Farm
Credit District, according to a
statement received this week
from Julian H. Scarborough,
piesident of the bank, by DeWitt
Carr, Secretary-Treasurer of the
Clinton National Farm Loan As
sociation. "The final payment of
approximately $5,000,000 of the
Government's investment was
made on May I," Secretary
Treasurer Carr said.
The initial capital of The Fed
e al Land Eank of Columbia of
$750,000 was provided by the
Government when the bank was
chartered on March 16, 1917. This
capital was gradually repaid as
the national farm loan associa
tions purchased capital stock in
the bank and by 1928 all Gov
ernment capital had been return
ed. During the period 1932-38
the Government again invested in
the capital and surplus of the
bank to enable it to meet the
tremendous demand for farm
mortgage credit existing during
that time. The bank has been
paying off this Government in
vestment as rapidly as possible
and completed payment in full on
May I.
The bank has loaned more
than $160,000,000 to nearly 70,
Continued on page two
Captain Bellamy
Back In County
Served As Master Of
Dredge At Several Points
In Pacific During War;
On Leave For Time Be
Capt. W. E. Bellamy of the
U. S. Army Engineers returned
home this week from 16-months
of service in Honolulu, Guam and
Okinawa. He was master of one
of the big army engineer dredges
during this period.
Captain Bellamy, whose home
is near Supply, has approximate
ly 30-years of service with the
Army Engineers and has had
Masters rating since 1939. For
two years, during 1942 and 1944,
he was superintendent of the
floating plant for the Wilming
ton district.
In town yesterday he stated he
would be on leave from the ser
vice for the present, subject to
being needed by the Wilmington
or other districts.
Contractors have recently been
heard to complain that there was j
almost no deposits of brick clay j
for the manufacture of brick in ,
coastal North or South Carolina.
This belief is all wrong. Lying on
both sides of Walden's Creek on
the River Road, three miles above
Southport there is an apparently
inexhaustable supply of brick
Leaving off all guess work as
to the quality of this clay, it is
pointed out that practically all
of the brick buildings at Port
Caswell and many others in this
section were constructed of brick
imade on Walden's Creek. Much
of this construction is now 49
and more years old and the brick
is still in perfect condition.
In the days of the Walden
Creek brickyard, shipping by
water and hauling by wagon were
the only means of delivering the
P'oduct. Hauling over the roads
that existed in those days was
about out of the question. Trans
portation problems and very httle
construction work in this area put
an end to the Walden Creek
brickyard 40 years ago. The late
William Weeks, of Southport, was
the last operator of the plant.
Old residents state postively
that the yard did not close owing
to lack of quality of the product
or exhaustion of the clay de
posits. The bricks were No. I
stuff and there are still thousands
of cubic yards of the best brick
clay on both banks of Walden
Seems a strange thing that
building contractors in Brunswick
county who are now bewailing
the inability to get bricks and
other building material, are not
calling the attention of brick
makers to this local clay de
posit. It is not too late for some
of them to do that. The clay is
still there.
It appears that the North Car
olina Department of Conservation
and Development is very much in
earnest with regard to doing
something at Fort Caswell, if it
(Continued on Page 4)
Empty Coal Cars Await End Of Strike
WILLIAMSON, W. VA. ? Some three thousand coal cars ? all
empty ? await termination of coal strike at Williamson, W. Va.,
center of one of nation's richest bituminous coal fields. Loaded these
cars would hold approximately 150,000 tons of coal. Converting U. S.
industry used 1,000,000 tons of bituminous coal daily before strike.
Inspection Party Pays
Visit To Section Base
Court Officials
Good Fishermen
Following adjournment of j
I court for the day at 5 o'clock I
Tuesday afternocn Judge R. !
Hunt Parker, Solicitor Clifton
Moore, Clerk of Court Sam T.
Bennett, Clerk of Court Elwin
Faulkner, of Hendeiionvllle;
Attorney F. J. Prevatte, Pro
bation officer Woods and W.
1 B. Keziah went freshwater
I failing.
The party caught more fish
than a group of twelve could
eat at a big supper last night.
Judge Parker was top man
with a catch of II beautiful
goggle-eyes. Keziuh didn't fish.
He was watching to see no- i
body exceeded his quota.
This afternoon Judge Parker,
Judge John J. Burney, Solicitor j
Clifton Moore and Keziah are
having a private and secret
trial of the ability of goggle
eyas to swallow live minnows.
Raising Funds
For Cemetery
Perpetual Care Of Chapel
Hill Cemetery Provided
Through Donations Made
By Shallotte Citizens
Shallotte citizens are now in
the midst of their annual May
drive for funds for the year-round
cleaning up of the Chapel Hill
cemetery, burial placc for the
Shallotte dead and for many
from the surrounding community.
It is doubtful if any burial
place in Brunswick is kept more
scrupulously clean than Chapel
Hill. Recently Carl Goerch, pub
I Usher of the State Magazine at
I Raleigh, was driving by there,
j Seeing it at a distance from 200
(Continued on Page 2)
High Ranking Officer In- \
spects Installations At
Naval Section Base With
Idea Of Possible Use By j
Coast Guard
Department Of Conserva
tion And Development
Has Become Interested
In The Possibility Of
Acquiring Base
An inspection party from Coast
Guard headquarters at Norfolk
visited Fort Caswell Thursday.
The party included a high-rank
ing officer in charge of bases.
Previous to tuis inspection it
was stated by a Navy officer
that the trip would decide whe
ther or not the Coast Guard
wanted' CasWeTl as "a base. The
same officer stated that while
he was not a spokesman for the
Coast Guard, it was his under
standing that if the Coast Guard
asked for and obtained the use
of the base they would only use
the docks and a few small build
It is believed that an announce
ment will be made in a short
time relative to whether or not
the Coast Guard will take over
the property. In the event they
do not desire it, or if it is de
cided that their needs will not
call for full utilization of the
facilities, it is likely that the
Navy will turn it over to some
agency for disposal.
The North Carolina Depart
ment of Conservation and De
velopment has been acquiring in
formation relative to the facili
ties at Caswell, and last week a
brief inspection went on record
in favor of the state acquiring
the property, when and if it be
comes available. In the event it
is taken over by the state it will
become a tourist recreation camp
as a part of the State Park sys
Saturday Will
Be Poppy Day
Mrs. William Kincaide Will
Be In Charge Of Sale Of
Memorial Flowers In
Southport For Legion
Saturday, May 25, will be
Poppy Day in Southport and in
thousands of other cities and
towns throughout the United Sta
Millions of Americans will pay
tribute to the nation's war dead
by wearing memorial poppies.
Millions will make contributions
to aid war's living victims, and
disabled veterans, and the famil
ies of the dead and disabled.
Preparations for the observance
of Poppy Day here have been
completed under the leadership of
Mrs. William Kincaide, Poppy
Chairman of Brunswick County
Unit of the American Legion
Auxiliary. Volunteers from the
Auxiliary will be on the streets
early Saturday morning with
baskets of poppies which they
will offer to be worn in honor of
the dead of both world wars.
They will continue to distribute
the little red flowers throughout
the day, endeavoring to give
everyone in the city an oppor
tunity to wear a poppy in memory
of those who gave their lives for
No price will be asked for the
poppies, but contributions will be
solicited for the welfare and re
( continued on page two)
Both Major Parties To
Name Their Candidates
In Saturday's Election
Pavillion At
Long Beach Is
Sold This Week
The pavillion, bath-house and
hotel at Long Beach, near
Southport, has been purchased
by John F. Garrell, Whiteville
businessman, from G. W. Mc
Glamery it was learned today.
This represents one of the
largest realty transactions com
pleted in B: unswick county re
cently and was handled by H.
H. Thomas, business broker, of
Mr. Garrell declared this
mottling that the beach busi
ness will be under the personal
management cf his son. Harry,
who will start Monday cleaning
up the premises and getting
things ready for opening by
June I.
Mr. Gairell stated that in
addition to the pavillion, hotel
and concessicns a high-class J
restaurant, featuring seafood |
dishes, will be operated.
The young Mr. Garrell was
discharged last fall from the !
U. S. Army Air Force after I
serving for 5 years. Thirty- j
months of this time was spent I
Harry L. Mintz To
Head Legion Post
Shallotte Post, American
Legion, Holds Election Of
Officers To Serve During
Coming Year
- I
The Shallotte Post 247 Ot the j
American Legion held a meeting
Tuesday night of last week and
with 40 of its members present. I
officers were elected to serve for|
the coming year.
The new officers are Harry L. |
Mintz, Jr., first commander; Ed
ward Redwinc, 2nd commander;
Sam Russ, third commander; H.
B. Usher, adjutant; D. C. An
drews, assistant adjutant; Harold
Holmes, finance officer; D. C.
Andrews, service officer; Ernest
Parker, assistant service officer;
E. V. Gore, guard; H. B. Nobles,
sergeant at arms; E. V. Gore,
Jr., historian; Hubert Holmes,
public officer; H. B. Usher, mem
(Continued on page 2)
Doctor Leaving
For Army Duty
Dr. W. E. Swain, Of Shal- 1
lotte, Has Received Ord
ers To Report To Area
Regional Hospital, Oak
land, California
Unless his orders are changed j
or cancelled, Dr. W. E. Swain, I
young Shallotte physician and,
surgeon, will leave Friday of thisj
week to report at the Oakland,
Cal., Area Regional Hospital, for
service with the Army. Dr. Swain
holds a commission as first lieut
enant in the Reserve Officers
(Continued on Page 2)
Material Placed
To Build Bank
Construction Work on Shal
lotte Branch Of Wacca
maw Bank & Trust Com
pany Ready To Get Un
derway This Week
| Material is now being placed |
I for the new brick building that i
1 will house the Shallotte branch |
| of the VVaccamaw Bank and!
(Trust Company and it has been!
| announced that construction work|
| will begin immediately.
The building will adjoin the
J Shallotte Drug Company and is
j being built by R. D. White, who
j also owns the drug company
! building. R. B. McRoy's of
Whiteville, is doing the construc
tion work.
With Shallotte's extensive trad
ing territory among farmers,
fishermen and residents of its
nearby beaches, banking facilities
there will be in the nature of a
God-send. No announcement has
been made regarding when the
'bank will open for business but
Jit is believed that it will be ready
sometime during the summer.
Interest In Saturday's Pri
mary Heightened By Par
ticipation Of Republicans
Who Vote On Four Can
Large Number Of Demo
cratic Candidates In Race
For Office With Ten
Seeking Vote For
Brunswick county voters will
go to the polls Saturday to nom
inate candidates to represent
both major political parties in
the General Election in Novem
ber, for in addition to the usual
race for Democratic nomination*
the Republicans will name can
didates for four offices.
There is also considerable in
terest in the Seventh Congres
sional District race which finds
Congressman J. Bayard Clark
opposed by \V. S. (Billy) Britt
for the Democratic nomination.
The period preceding the Prim
ary Election has been strangely
quiet in contrast to the situation
that usually developes during the
heat of primary battles, but a
large turn-out of voters has been
predicted for Saturday.
This will be the first Primary
Election in which the Republicans
have engaged for several years,
and it remains for members of >
that party to name their choice
for sheiiff, members of the board
of county commissioners, board
of education and coroner.
The Democrats must nominate
their candidates for sheriff, mem
ber of the house, commissioner,
coroner, recorder and board of
county commissioners, board of
education and coroner.
The Democrats must nominate
their candidates foi sheriff, mem
!>Ci of the 1 -a:. cn-1 Z'c, .;r, -
coroner, recorder and board of
A full list of candidates will
be found in the advertising sec
tion of today's paper.
Southport Nine
Loses Contest
Bladenboro Spinners Scored
Four Runs In First Of
Ninth To Defeat Locals
8 To 7 Here Sunday;
Play At Bladenboro Sat
v urday
A four-run rally in the first
of the ninth enabled Bladenboro
to score an 8 to 7 victory over
Southport here Sunday afternoon.
The locals were away to a
three-run lead, which was wiped
out by a four-run splurge by the
Spinners in the first of the sixth.
Southport came back to scorc
four markers of their own to
run the count to an apparently
safe margin of 7 to 3. The first
two men up for Bladenboro in
the ninth were easy outs, then
came the deluge ? and there went
the ball game.
Southport had a man on first
and a man on second with one
out as they made an attempted
come-back in their half of the
inning, but Manager Webb drove
<i.\MK ItKSIl.TS
Whitevllle 0 ? Iceland -
Tabor City 1!J ? Masouljoro 9 (12
Wallar* -I ? Hampstead 3
Itladenboro 8 ? Southport 7
N'KXT liltlKS
.Southport vs. Kladenboro (Satur
The following games on Sunday:
Whitevllle vs. Iceland
Hampsiead vs. Wallace
Tabor City vs. Masonboro
Whitevllle ... ... 7
Itladenboro 7
Wallace ... 5
Masonboro 5
Southport 4
I .eland 3
Tabor City J
Hamiisteaa 2
a line drive into the hands of the
Bladenboro left-fielder, who doub
led Thompson off second to end
the ball game.
For Southport the work of
Webb behind the plate and at bat
1 featured the contest. Twice he
came up with runners on base,
(Continued on page Two)
Junior Play To
Be Friday Night
Members of the junior class of
Southport high school will pre
j sent their annual play Friday
| evening of this week at 8 o'clock
I >n the school auditorium.
I Title of this year's production
lis "Soup To Nuts," a three-act
' comedy that is guaranteed good
I entertainment.
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