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^SIXTEEN NO. 20
Southport, N. C., Wednesday, August 20, 1947
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY
91.50 PER YEA*
jjy Two Parties
Victor Lance Has
fr Sipe- ?f Charlotte,
\boi rd When He Catch"
* First Of Season
* caught thus far
Success Two Days
'er With Sportsmen
from Burgaw; More
sailfish to be caught on
ISutheastern N. C. coast this
' ,vas brought in Friday by |
-Sipe. of Charlotte, fishing
,"capt. Vic Lance's MOJA
;iU|es off shore. The
. - ft. 3 in. long, and weigh
55 pounds, was the largest
L off North Carolina this
f and was boated only after
if ".mute battle. Sipe's party
, -vo others, and sighted '
I altosether. One of the fish
i [is; when a porpoise cut
js}. anci another was brought
fte boat but the line was
if: and he slipped the hook. 1
tCe reported seeing five fish
ue school, with tails or sails
of the water. The ocean is
r:: with bait, porpoises and
j fish. he said.
Ipe's party also landed 3 bar
? t mackerel and 1 dolphin. 1
;5 the 14th the MOJA docked
t 1? blues and 63 mackerel.
fj consisted of E. V. Ochs,
?i*:h Chadwick and J. F.
ur all of Chattanooga. Tenn.; |
IBiI! Berry and Win. E. Jen
i, Jr. of Wilmington.
Ic :h<- 12th. the MOJA had 58;
b ar 5 mackerel. The party
lei a small barracuda, but I
?ji it was being brought in.
A-;- cu<!a. weighing around
t; followed the catch in and
uirrt it before the eyes of
sportsmen. Party: Mr. and
i IV H. Stevens and daugh
Jlarv: Mr. and Mrs. Boyd C. (
-Jie 13th, Lance's party had
?ilfish strikes, but no hooks
B -v 55 blues. 18 mackerel,
nrracikia and 4 dolphin solac
party, consisting of G. D.
tor. Bail Hallman. T. D.
M". all of Cherryville. N.
ar.i Troy H. Shirley. Cas
ta. .V C.
P tte 14th. Thomas H. Watts'
Bt produce I 6 amberjack, 3
pfc 2 homta. 2 barracuda. 12
prat mackerel -typical of the
p variety of game fish now
fc uken at this port. Thayer
kr -n'.i party of Chapel Hill
catch. They also hook
?d lost a sail.
|ipin n Sunday the MOJA
^ ' 'h a sailfish. this one
ar,'ler| by J. A. Zanzenho
' ??' Burgaw, and measuring
f ! ; -inches Other members
[ 'J* Burgaw party included J.
'ftrret!. R. J. Dees and T. J.
They caught 10 macker
IW 27 bluefish. Captain Lance
Weft that one of the men
the granddaddy of all the
tot that he straightened
9-0 hook and got away.
J - Stegall and party of
""telle. guided by James S.
lW caught 126 bluefish and
"rel on Saturday.
?* Barbara Weeks has re
from a visit of several
**s with her aunt at Monterey,
tal I. Brown, instructor in
Engineering School at N. C.
k College, has opened an of
? South port for a few weeks
lr? the beginning of the fall
"? He will work as engineer
wnsultant and surveyor.
P*rt Willis, 0f the Watson
H^cy. is on a two weeks
fction and with Mrs. Willis is
Wrns part of the time at
City. During his ab
? H F .tones. Cheraw, S. C..
in ac pharmacist at
" ' W. s Wells and Mrs.
Leggett returned Monday
? Norfolk, Va., where they
Josephine Styron at
j , ?Paul Hospital. Mrs. Sty
3s been seriously U1 for the
- J? (!a5's. but friends here
w ?'ad to know that her
!Cc shows marked improve
SUNDAY FISHING TRIP
FISH STORY? On Sunday
Albert Colwell, shown hold
ing aloft an 18-pound bull
dolphin, and P. W. Fisher,
both of Clinton, were out
with Captain Hulan Watts
aboard the "Idle On." Jack
Cowie, Wilmington newspa
perman and fishing enthus
iast, also was along, and
took the above pictures. The
party had a fine catch of
amberjack, bonita, macker
al and dolphin.
Superior Court Term j
Will Begin On Tuesday i
Monday, September 1st, Is
Labor Day, And For That
Reason Opening Of Mix
ed Term Will Be Delayed
For One Day
WILL COME HERE
Exchange Of Court Terms
Will Bring Warsaw Jur
ist To Southport In The 1
Place Of Judge
With Monday. September 1 be- 1
ing Labor Day, the term of I
Brunswick county Superior court |
scheduled to convene on that date J
will not begin until the following j
day, Tuesday. September 2, ac
cording to Clerk of Court Sam |
T. Bennett. j
Witnesses, jurors and others
scheduled to report on Monday
need not present themselves un
til the next day. he says.
Mr. Bennett also advises that
Judge Henry L. Stevens, of War
saw. and Judge Leo Carr of
Burlington have exchanged courts
for September. This change will
bring Judge Stevens, former na
tional commander of the Ameri
can Legion, to Southport to pre
side at the Brunswick county
term. It is understood that the
exchange of courts came about
in accordance with requests
made of Governor R. Gregg
Cherry by both Judge Stevens
and Judge Carr.
Lions Fun Day
Is Big Success
Several Local Citizens Dis
covered Some Netv Musc
les The Following Day;
Unexpected Talent Dis
A hilarious program of fun and
entertainment extending through
out the afternoon and evening
marked the first annual Fun Day
sponsored by members of the
Southport Lions Club Thursday.
Just as memorable for many
of those who participated in the
various events are the aching
backs and sore muscles discover
ed by their owners on Friday, but
there was not one sufferer but
who felt that the pleasure had
justified the pain.
Beginning at 3 o'clock with a
softball game between two pick
ed teams of wives of Lions Club
Members, this feature was fol
lowed at 4 o'clock by a softball
game between the Lions them
selves. Time out then for a
shower, then back to the USO for
a Shrimp supper, with each guest
peeling his own.
After supper the folks engaged
in group singing, and at 8 o'clock
a series of skits that long will be
remembered got underway. At
the conclusion of this feature of
the program, guests settled down
for an evening of games and
card-playing, at the conclusion of
which suitable prizes were award
R. Mayne Albright, off on a |
tour of each of the one hund- j
red counties of North Carolina, I
in the intercut of his candidacy
for governor, wim in Southport J
Monday afternoon and spent
that night over at Long Beach.
With him was his attractive I
wife, and they spent several j
hours here greeting old friends |
and making new ones. They
have established a sort of head- J
quarters-on-wheels in their |
trailer "Challenger" and gave |
the impression of thoroughly j
enjoying every moment of |
their stay in Brunswick county. !
Permission Granted For1
Use Of Funds Allotted
W accamaw For Erection
Of Machine Shop Build
At the request of a strong de
legation of Waccamaw township
citizens here Monday night mem
( bers of the board of education
j authorized the use of $2,000.00
? from the funds alloted to Wacca
I maw school for repairs this year
J for the erection of an agricul
| ture shop.
This building will be used for
both the regular students and
for the veterans training classes
now going on. This space will
make it possible to house $5,
000.00 worth of new machinery
and equipment that has been
granted this project.
! Permission also was granted to
extend the lunchroom at Shal
lotte to house another first grade
unit, funds for this purpose to
be borrowed from the money
allotted Shallotte school for re
| pairs during the current year.
Art Exhibit Is
Benefit Exhibit Of Work
Of Arthur E. Newton
Held Friday At USO
Building In Southport
Southport citizens had an op
I portunity Friday afternoon and
levelling to see the work of youth
'ful artist Arthur E. Newton at
| an exhibit held in the USO build
Included in the exhibit were
| Samples of commerial art done
i by the young Southport artist
(during recent years, but chief in
terest was centered upon his
more recent efforts in the realm
of fine art. His water colors and
pencil sketches of local scenes,
particularly several along the
Southport waterfront, were out
. The exhibit was a benefit af
jfair, with funds resulting from
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New Jersey Man Here This
Week; Interest On Part
Of Other Northern Grow
ers Being Exhibited
With the approach of fall the
hunt for land for blueberry farms
and to grow tomato plants for
northern farms is being resumed.
From the present indications and
inquiries that have been receiv
ed, the entire fall and winter will
see many people here from north
ern states, seeking for submar
ginal lands on which to grow a
variety of crops not now being
produced to any extent in Bruns
D. J. Arpin, of Chatsworth, N. |
J., has been in Brunswick the
past several days looking for j
blueberry land. In case the mat- '
ter is not well known, it may be!
said that blueberry land must i
have at least a medium good J
top soil, with hard pan soil un
derneath at a depth of about 18
The hard pan soil in itselr is
poor and worthless to the aver
age farm crop, making the top
soil practically the same. How
ever, the hard pan permits the
retention of moisture in dry wea- ,
ther and also allows for irriga- 1
tion. The blueberries will grow I
on such lands, even when no
other crops will.
Land will also be sought ex- j
tensively this year, according to
indications, for growing tomatoe
plants. Good soils are needed for |
such production, but as the to
mato plants should all be pulled
and shipped by late April or
early May, the land used as a
plant bed can be used again for ,
any of the regular farm crops. |
In a year car two when the
adaptability of Brunswicks lands
for growing tomato plants be
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From Post As
Resignation Becomes Effec
tive September 15; E. J.
Prevatte Named To Suc
ceed Him At Same Salary
CHANGE MADE AT
Julian Price Will Be Em
ployed As Superintendent
Beginning October 1st;
R. I. Mintz resigned Monday as J
County Attorney, effective Sept- !
ember 15, and members of the I
board of county commissioners j
appointed E. J. Prevatte to sue- !
ceed him. The salary will re
main at $100.00 per month.
The low bid proposal for su
perintendent of the county home
submitted by Julian Price wa3
accepted by the board, to become
effective' October 1. R. C. St.
George, Brunswick county audi
tor, was ordered to make an in
ventory of county property at j
the county home at once. Roscoe
Rogers, who has served as su
perintendent at the county home
during the past 12-months, has
been notified to vacate by Oct
I. W. Ingraham was appointed
by the board Monday to complete
all unfinished survey work on the
Mrs. Edna H. Chennis Entry No.
4354, replacing J. H. Schull.
The report of disbursements
and receipts made by County
Auditor St. George for July was
Numerous Cases j
Heard In Court
Routine Session Of Bruns
wick County Recorder's
Court Here Monday With i
Judge W. J. McLamb
Winding Up After Noon ?
Judge W. J. McLamb presided
over a routine session of Bruns
wick county Recorder's court
here Monday, with the day's
business winding up after trial i
of one case after the lunch ?
hour the following disposition
of cases was made: F. W. Spen
cer, reckless operation, continued
to August 25.
Linwood Harrell, reckless op
eration, continued to August 25.
William J. Coleman, operating
car while under influence of in
toxicating liquor. Sixty days on
roads, judgment suspended on
payment of a fine of $100.00 and
costs, $50.00 of fine and costs to
be paid today and remaining
$70.45 to be paid before Septem
ber 1st, 1947.
Frederick Elwood Gore, no op
erators license, guilty of operat
ing after chaffeurs license had
expired, was fined $25.00 and J
Linwood Harrell, no operator's
license, continued to August 25.
Linwood Chappell, no operator's
license. $25.00 fine and costs.
William E. Gore, non-support,
continued to September 8.
Linwood Harrell, non-support,
continued to August 25th.
Harry Brown, drunk driving,
60 days on roads, judgment sus- ;
pended on payment of a fine of
$100.00 and costs, given three
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W. B. KBtLlB
Among tho interesting people
whom we have met during the
past week were Mr. and Mrs. j
Buck Clewis and their children '
| of Crusoe Island. Incidently, it ;
' may be said that Crusoe Island ,
is about as near being in Bruns
. wick county as it- can possibly ^
' get without actually being a part.
Despite some rather unpleasing !
publicity put out several years;
j ago, mostly by the WPA., it can
I be said that the Crusoe Island ;
1 folks are very little if any dif- (
! ferent from other folks in either
Brunswick or Columbus counties.
Mr. Clewis is one of the most
friendly and interesting fellows
! we have met with in some time.
He and his family, like other
: Crusoe Island folks, are very
hospitable. With his general ap
ipearance, manner of speech and
generous use of gestures when
talking, Mr. Clewis impresses a
visitor with the belief that he
would make a most Interesting
feature In the movies.
Tour Maps of North Carolina
to be gotten out by the State
News and Advertising Bureau
will ' be issued shortly. The maps
are intended as a guide to tour
ists. Brunswick county will have
one new route on the map. This
route, leaving 74 and 76 at the
Brunswick River Bridge, will run
down the side of the ship lay-in
basin and follow the River Road
to Southport, having description
of Clarendon, Pleasant Oaks and
Orton Plantation and various
things at Southport. From South
port it will run to Supply where
it will enter Route 17. This will
be known as a Loop Route.
Various small Southport boys,
quite a number of them, are ap
parently finding a lucreative busi
ness by using elbow muscle, weed
and grass hooks and rakes. No
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Now Serving In Brunswick
George W. White Is Filling
This Long-Felt Nead For
Brunswick Baptist Asso- j
The Rev. George W. White, of
Wilmington, is the first full-time
associational missionary ever call
ed upon to serve the churches
comprising the Brunswick Bapt
Following his graduation in
May from Southwestern Seminary
Ft. Worth, Texas, he has been
busy in his job of promoting and
correlating the work of the chur- j
ches in this county. His duties,
have included heading Daily Vac- 1
cation Bible School cessions, teach- j
ing study courses and filling in
as pastor at various churches of
the accociation. His work has pro
ven to be particularly beneficial
to those churches without a re
On Sunday morning of this week
he will begin a revival meeting
at Bolivia Baptist church.
GEORGE W. WHITE
The Rev. Mr. White has main
tained his residence in Wilming
ton, but plans to move to some
central point in Brunswick county
just as soon as housing accom
modations become available.
Brunswick Cold Storage
Plant Opens September 1st
Man For Position
A nine-man committee com
prised of delegates from each
of the three American Legion
Posts of the count}- will meet I
Friday night at 8:30 o'clock
at Shallotte high school for the
purpose of recommending a
candidate for Veterans Service |
Officer for Brunswick county.
This recommendation will be
made to the board of county
commissioners; and it has been
Indicated that this action will
be given strong consideration
by the board.
The Shallotte post, on the
basis of its membership, has
? been granted 4 delegates;
they are Edward H. Red wine,
j Talmadge Sellers, Douglas
Hawes and Odell Williamson.
The names of delegates from
the other posts have not been
Persons wishing to apply for
the position of Veterans Ser
vice Officer should make writ- j
ten application to one of the I
delegates, or to one of the J
three post commanders before I
; Friday night.
Congressman C. B. Deane
And His Young Son,
Charles, Guests Of W. B.
Keziah On Freshwater
Congressman Charles B. Deane
of the 8th Congressional Dietrlct
proved a pretty good sport when
he went fishing with his 10-year
old son and W. B. Keziah one
afternoon this week.
The son, Charles Deane, Jr., had
never before caught a fish of any !
size. He made up for this by hook- j
ing and boating the first one tak- i
en. Right along thereafter he did
pretty well, as did his father.
One 7-pound fish attached itself
on the Congressman's line, there
by creating several exciting min
utes and some worry less the pole,
line and hook be lost. The fish
was finally boated and brought
home in triumph.
The Congressman and his fami
ly spent the week at Long Beach.
They have purchased a water
front lot over there and Congress
man Deane stated to newsmen
that he would start construction
of a summer home in 30 days. He
has developed much interest in
Rattlesnakes are credited with
gettiijg on the move at about this
] time of the year, their main ob
ject being to hunt winter quarters
early. As a rule, they are pretty
mean when househunting.
The first fall mover to be re
ported killed this far was account
ed for Saturday night by Mrs.
George B. Ward, of Ash. Mrs.
Ward saw the snake crawling
across her yard. Arming herself
with a hoe, there was soon one
snake less. The reptile proved to
1 be 4 feet 8 inches in length and
jits sounding-o? apparatus consis
ted of nine rattles and a button.
First Freezer Locker Service
Ever Available To Bruns
wick County Patrons Will
Plant Officials Will Follow '
Strict Rule* Of Safety j
And Of Sanitation In
Use Of Plant
Opening the doors of its sub- ]
stantial and well-equipped build- ]
isg on Monday, September 1st,
the Brunswick Cold Storage Co., '
Inc., at Shallotte is looking for
ward with expectations of be
coming an agency that provides
real service to business people,
farmers and housewives in
The new and modern plant, J
equipped with the latest in cold |
storage machinery and freezer ,
lockers, will be the first cold ]
storage to operate in Brunswick
cou(ty. Officers of the company
are G. C. McKeithan, president;
Fred Mintz, vice-president; D. C. j
Andrews, secretary; J. A. Pur
vis, treasurer, and Houston Hew- 1
With regard to the lockers for
rent, Manager Hewett stated
Monday that only fresh, untaint
ed meats and products will be i
accepted by the locker plant and j
in all cases products must be
delivered to the management for i
quick freezing before storage.
Patrons are not allowed to de
posit products in the box they
rent, but they may remove such !
products at any time during the
regular business hours from 8:30
a. m. to 6:30 p. m. No smoking
will be allowed in the cold rooms.
These rules are for the protection
of both the individual patron and
Locker rentals range from
$12.00 to $18.00 per year.
A very small charge is made!
for general storage of pork and
beef and for handling and sub
freezing meats and vegetables,
handling poultry and pork cub
At Fast Pace
Long Beach Has Witnessed
Stepped-Up Activity In
Building Program During
Past Few Weeks; More
Rear-Round Homes Plan
Starting not long before the |
war, and with its building acti
vities forced to almost a com
plete standstill during the period
and subsequently by building re
strictions, Long Beach at South
port has been frequently men
tioned as being the fastest grow
ing development on the North
With new homes being started
each week, the new extension
running westward has seen the
completion of more than 25 fine
homes this summer. Many of
these homes were constructed for
year-round tenancy, instead of
Just summer homes. Several fam
ilies lived at Long Beach all of
; last winter, and present indica
] tions are that the number will
be multiplied several times over
: this year.
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For Hunting Are
Given To Public
Laws Governing Hunting
In This Area Followed
Made To State Body
ALL HUNTING ON
Deer Season Will Open On
October 6, With Hunting
Lawful On Tuesday,
Thursday and Satur
The State said the word yes
terday on its new hunting laws,
but to most North Carolina
sportsmen the word will sound
The exceptions by county, by
game, and by dates were more
numerous than the rules.
But on one point this time
there could be no doubt. This fall
if you don't see antlers on the
deer, don't shoot.
Up to now North Carolina
game laws have specified only
that only male deer could be
killed. TTie new laws established
by the State Wildlife Resources
Commission stipulate: 'Deer must
have antlers plainly visible to the
The 1947-48 season regulations
also allow hunters two new op
portunities. If they can find wild
turkey in Wake County they may
bag two for the season. They may
hunt deer for nine days longer
and for the first time since 194S
in Western North Carolina. Wild
turkey hunting was taboo in
Wake last year.
Except for the exceptions, the
1947-48 season dates will be
approximately the same as in
The cautious hunter can avoid
all complications, however, by
confining his sport to wildcat,
weasel and skunk. Unprotected
by either season or bag limit,
they may be hunter or trapped
Bear may be hunted from Oct
ober 15 through January 1 in
most counties. The bag limit is
two; season limit, two possession
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State News Man
Is Coming Soon
Picture - Story Trip Down
Inland Waterway Will
Wind Up At Points Of
Interest In Brunswick
As soon as Bill Sharpe, di
rector of the State News Bureau,
finishes his vacation, about ten
days from now, he is planning to
i make a picture-story of the In
land waterway from the Virginia
to the South Carolina line. The
trip will be by boat and in the
party will include Mr. Sharpe,
photographer John Hemmer, Lynn
Nesbit, representing afternoon
papers, and another party who
has not yet been identified.
Pictures will be made and
story data gathered at all in
teresting points. The trip will
require four days, the concluding
day being at Southport and on
the waterway below here. Ac
cording to tentative plans, lunch
eon will be had at the 'Anchor
Hotel at Shallotte Point on the
day the party is on the Bruns
wick county end of the trip. This
may be dependent on the time
the party may be able to reach
Mr. Hemmer. the photographer
in Sharpe's office, was here Mon
day and also visited several
beaches. At Southport he secur
ed two pictures that may prove
worthy of national distribution.
In addition to the waterway
trip, Mr. Hemmer also plans to
be back here in the near future
to secure pictures of the shrimp
ing industry. Tlje time of this
visit is dependent on when the
shrimp may become more num
erous than they now are.
Pete Knight, well known Wil
mington photographer, was with
Hemmer on this week's trip.
On State Cover
The Southport section got some
more valuable publicity last week
when a picture of the Frying
Pan lightship was used as the
cover of Carl Goerch's Stat*
magazine. The photo was bjr
Hugh Morton, Wilmington man.
The picture, showing the ship
at anchor at its position 35
miles off Southport in the gulf
stream, was intended to mark
the location some of the belt
deep-sea fishing grounds on LM
Nottfi Carolina coast.