He State Port Pilot Southport, N. C. Published, Every Wednesday JAMES M. HARPER, JR Editor Entered as second-class matter April 20, 1928, at the Post Office at Southport, N. C., under the Act of March 3, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES ONE YEAR SIX MONTHS THREE ' MONTHS Wednesday, May 22, 1946 Destruction The other day an outraged property owner showed us a fine young tree that had been stripped of bark by some youthful whittler. It's a normal thing for a boy to want a knife, and as long as they have them there will be some damage done. But this business of settling down to the business of destroying a tree is no good, and it is a practice that should be dis couraged by the young folks as well as the old. Good News For Shrimpers During the course of his remarks delivered at the Brunswick County courthouse at the noon recess of Superi or court Monday, Congressman J. Bayard Clark touched upon two points that were of particular interest to peo ple in this county who make their living from the shrimping industry. For one thing, he said that he had been informed that the work of locat ing and marking wrecks in the shrimp ing grounds off Southport several years ago had been nulified because most of the buoys have been destroyed. He promised that he will make it his busi ness to see that these markers are re stored in order that local fishermen | may operated without suffering such a heavy toll in nets. Incidentally, he said that he would like to see a survey cf some kind made to indicate just what are the limits to the possibilities for development of the shrimping in dustry along the coast of Brunswick county. The second matter which he mention ed that is of particular interest to citi zens who live along the coast is the formulation of some plan whereby sur plus small craft of various kinds may be made available to returned veterans at some price they can afford to pay, and with the elimination of much of the red tape which now fouls up their efforts to obtain these vessels. Congressman Clark is in position to render valuable service to this county through these two channels. Royalty The Weapon Of Expropriation It is incredible that the operations of a basic natural resource industry could be completely halted for more than a month, bringing paralysis and slow-down to all production, and the public not know why. Yet that is what ; happened in the coal industry. The in dustry has been closed by a strike but ; no one apparently knows what the 1 strikers want. There has been no op ! portunity to measure the justice of the ; strike. Meanwhile, the entire nation, ; already suffering from underproduct ? ion at a time when production is nec essary to prevent uncontrolled inflation, ! waits for a handful of labor leaders to ! make up their capricious minds. Gov ; ernment officials act as if they were afraid to even attempt to cope with a ; situation that is growing steadily more dangerous. It is reaching the point where it threatens the future of the right of private property itself, which means representative government, too. The American form of government cannot survive the wanton absorption of man agement and property rights by any pressure group. And that is what the periodic coal strikes are leading to ward. In the present strike it is known that the miners are demanding a royal ty from the sale of every ton of coal to be paid to the union. This royalty would exact tens of millions of dollars annually from the consumers of coal and would be expended in accordance tm $1.50 1.00 .75 with the whims of union officials. It would amount to more than the annual net profits of the entire coal industry. It is also known that the union leaders are attempting to organize supervisory officials of the mines which means un ionizing. management. If these things are done, ownership of the mines would become a mere technicality. The ultimate end would be socialism. As the Richmond News Leader, of Richmond Virginia, warns: "Make no mistake about it. This is the most seri ous attack yet made on the private in vestor and on the consumer. If they are victimized by this demand for a ( miners' royalty, they will be over whelmed in time by like demands in every industry. . . .'Royalty' will be the weapon of expropriation." Is this what American trade unionism wants? " Good Old Days"? And Afterward In connection with the 60th anniver sary of The Progressive Farmer, Managing Editor Alexander Nunn takes this look in retrospect of farming in our century. We reprint from their editorial page; "What changes agriculture has seen since the early 1900's! Even those of us who came along -early in the century find it hard to realize that we were born into a farm world without cars, airplanes, radios, electric light, good roads, tractors, screen doors, or even canning as we now know it. It was a world of "guano" sold by its smell and full of sand. How we watched the dif ference in color of the cotton from the first nitrate of soda ever tried on the farm (in 1910, I think it was). "Our children today find it impossi ble to realize that we went to the coun ty seat once a year in the fall in wag on or surrey; now that once-a-year all day trip is made in an hour or so and sometimes twice a week. Kudzu was a pcrch vine good to provide summer shade ; sericea and the annual lespe dezas other than Common were un heard of. Vetches, winter peas, crimson clover, white Dutch clover, and other winter legumes were unknown in the South except to a few scientists and a good farmer here or there. Four-H clubs, F.F.A. and Future Homemakers are all new; the earliest of the three, 4-H, was hardly known until after 1907-1911. Presentday agencies serv ing farm families all came along after 1900. "A fortunate few paid cash; most farm families; credit to meet farm needs is hardly more than 30 years old. A pasture was a piece of land with a rail fence around it, may be extended in spots with a little barbwire. Curry ing ticks off the milk cows, and animals with tail in the air leaping wildly into the dipping vat, are still vivid mem ories of boyhood. The boll weeevil was still a pest talked about when occasi onal news came from Texas; San Jose scale was just beginning to be serious. Fresh vegetables in the stores were un known in winter; few grocers had any fruit except perhaps a few apples. RFD routes were slowly spreading but boys and girls got to school the best way they could and when they could. Cotton was .about the only source of cash. There were few market outlets for other crops except cattle and hogs. "Many still talk about those good old days but few would go back to them if they could. Farming was a simple vocation then; it is a highly complex business now. Even so, it seems to us, farm folks have gained both relatively and absolutely. A decent living is easier for common folks now than it was then, and even with all its complexities, farm life today offers more security, more opportunities, and more satisfactions than it did 45 years ago. We've learn ed how to build back our mined-out soils, and we're about to learn that we've got to work together. Science of fers us better plants and animals, bet ter equipment, better markets. The ef fects of science when used for destruct ion are slowly bringing us all to realize that man does not live by bread alone; that social progress must catch up with and keep step with material pro gress." But if Russia is all at once such a great menace, how come it couldn't survive the German attack without all th? help England and American could send? The fault is our own ? meaning Tru man's. If we worked as hard to sell Democracy as Stalin works to put over his scheme, he wouldn't have a chance. ! Rovin' Reporter J (Continued from page one) develops that the Government no longer has use for the place and its many fine permanent facili ties. This week we had a request from one of the members to keep him posted regarding all develop ments. A request has also been made that a complete survey, de | scribing all buildings and facili ties, be made and furnished the , board in Raleigh. i Should the place be taken over by the State and maintained as ! a tourist recreation center or park the publicity attendant on ; the undertaking will benefit all j of coastal North Carolina, and j the state at large. With June now all but here and building restrictions some what modified, if the builders can only find the material, real in terest is beginning to center on the many miles of Brunswick county ocean beaches. Down at Seaside and below there to little River the folks along the coast are confident of what the year and the next few years will bring. They are anti cipating development and are building to meet that develop ment as fast as present condi tions will permit. Prom Seaside on up through | Gause Landing and Shallotte | Point there are even more grounds for expectations of de velopment. D. Stowe Crouse, Myrtle Beach developer, did not buy the Gause Landing property without having an object in view. Incidently, Mr. Crouse wrote us this week that he would be here and see us this week or next. We doubt if he intends to j rush into things under present | conditions, but development of Gause Beach is assured. Shallotte Point, too, can be checked off as being marked for sure de velopment. And there are little beaches along Shallotte and Lockwoods Folly Rivers and along the coast of Lockwoods Folly township, all due to grow in accord. Interest is beginning to center on them to a degree fully in keeping with that which is now turning to the bigger places. Howell's Point on Lockwood River, in Smithville township, has been making great progress and is destined to grow in popularity with both hunters and fishermen. Long Beach and Caswell Beach, both near Southport, have pro nounced growing pains already. Already with paved roads and having had a lot of publicity as A COLLEGE, BUSINESS or TRADE SCHOOL EDUCATION FOR YOU Yes, your tuition up to $500 per ordinary school year paid for 48 months of college, business or trade school. And? you also receive $65 per month living allowance? $90 if you are married. This is the oppor tunity open, upon their discharge, to men 17 and over who enlist in the new peacetime Regular Atmy for 3 years. Get all the facts at your near est U.S. Army Recruiting Station. BOLIVIA CASH STORE Groceries . . Meats . . General Merchandise C. P. Willetts, Owner. S. P. Cox, Prop. BOLIVIA, N. G. 203 P. O. Building ? Wilmington or Contact a Recruiting Representative in the SOUTHPORT P. O. Lobby Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. We Have, When Available, A Complete Line Of LUMBER and BUILDING SUPPLIES See Us For Your Requirements SMITH BUILDERS SUPPLY, Inc. DIAL 2-3339 WILMINGTON, N. C. PAINT and SUPPLIES We have in stock and ready for delivery the best paint that money can buy. Inside semi ? gloss, flat ? wall and enamel. ' ? .! \ House paint and roof paint and stains for out side work. See us, too, for scrap ers, brushes and other supplies you may need for your clean-up program about the home. SHALLOTTE TRADING CO. HOBSON KIRBY, Proprietor SHALLOTTE, N. G. being two of the finest beaches on the lower Carolina coast, the biggest, most immediate growth will undoubtedly take place at Caswell and Long Beaches. This last week we had inquiry from interests in New York about | Long Beach. Also this week, E. | F. Middleton, prime mover in things over there, wrote us that three and a half miles of new paving would be completed by a private contractor in a very short time. When it is finished he wants to take us for a long-see at Long Beach, and what is be- 1 ing done there. Congressman Clark Speaks To Large Group Monday (Continued from page 1) survey of that area and reported that due to the lack of fall, a project for this purpose would not be practical. Congressman Clark stated that he has asked for another survey, and declared that he will do all in his power to see to it that favorable action results. With regard to the shrimping situation off the Brunswick coun ty coast, Congressman Clark de clared that he has devoted much *4me and effort to bring about a full development of this industry. He referred to the survey of the shrimping grounds made several years ago in order to locate and mark wrecks that were taking a heavy toll of equipment. He said that he has learned that practi cally all of the buoys have been destroyed, and promised that he will move immediately to see ; that these are replaced. ?? In addition, the Congressman declared that he is interested in the possibility of extending the shrimping grounds, and spoke of the good that a survey might show in the matter of shrimp be ing found further off-shore. This, too, will be given his early at tention, he said. A third thing in connection with the shrimping industry was regarding surplus small craft now owned by the government and which might be put to good use in local fishing activities. "I am going to get right after this business," he said, "and see if we can'i make some of these small craft available for veterans so they can buy them without going into so much red tape." Congressman Clark went on record as favoring mustering out pay for enlisted men, on the same basis as this pay was grant ed officers. Touching upon the farming sit uation, Congressman Clark trac ed his activities in connection with .the Tobacco Control pro gram and declared "It is more important for the farmers of this district to have in Congress a man who knows tobacco law thpn it is to have a man who knows how to grow tobacco."1 Congressman Clark referred briefly to the huge Federal Roads project, whifch he has supported at every opportunity. He pointed out that even if the roads in which some of the citizens are most interested are not improved through this project, all sections benefit just the same, since ex penditure of Federal funds for j road improvement makes more i State money available for farm- i to-market roads. LESTER DAVIS IS ^ BURIED MONDAY (Continued * rem i-ag( . Davis, Southport. Members of the Aaicric^ glon, Brunswick County pr," ^ were the active pallbcarerT ^ Honorary pallbearers wf. K. Weeks, Price Furples,'ejt Davis, J. P. Cranmer p, > tz, W. G. Wells, C. A Fa,! f Moore, B. J. Holder!, F. q . er, Harry Weeks. CUreot, J pon, C. E. Cause, a. c. Stfl. A Friendly Welcome Awaits YoJ JIMMY STANLEY'S Soft Drinks . , Cold Beer, Etc, SHALLOTTE, N. C. ' I Pop COUNTY COMMISSIONER VO TE FOR W. s. (Bill) WELLS Your vote and support in the Democratic Primary Election on Saturday will be greatly Appreciated. EFFECTIVE JUNE 1st Wilmington Retail Stores WILL BE CLOSED EACH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT 1:00 p. m. During Summer Months, June 1st, j Through August 31st WILMINGTON MERCHANT'S ASS'N. WILMINGTON, N. C. J. H. CARSWELL, Pi??. p, F. BELL, Aw't. Sec. ?NOTICE ? TO THE VOTERS OF BRUNSWICK COUNTY: I think that the past' experience I have had as a Justice ?f the Peace will help to better qualify me for the office which am seeking as Judge of Recorder's Court. I am not under any obligation to anyone but God, and m> obligations to Him are to deal honestly and justly with all man kind. I solicit your vote on the principles by which this should and will be conducted if 1 am elected. Sincerely, A. H. (Lonnie) GAINEY Candidate For Judge of Recorder's Court

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