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THE STATE PORT PILOT
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= 6-PAGES TODAY Southport, N. C., Wednesday, January 14th. 1948 ? published every Wednesday fi^o per yea*
IthverSt Coaches, Prin
Ll, And Other Offici
Monday Evening |
placed Upon Value
J Well As Physical
:baU players from all of
js m the county, coach
ipals. members of local
committees and members
aunty board of education
: a banquet at the Com
Center Building in South
L purpose of the meeting
, lav the groundwork for
;ir understanding and to
d good sportsmanship be
piayers representing the
pring thetr evening of fun
rod fellowship there was
r present who doubted that
strides had been taken to
?pai H. T. Sanders of
port presided as toastmas- j
presented the Rev. L. D. i
m for the invocation. There
ri a round of introductions,
acti one taking part by in
pg the person to his right.
; this period a welcome was
M by Miss Linda Hickman
Bthport. with response by
Kose Marie Holden of Shal
k all guests had been serv
ie toastmaster presented
p Superintendent J. T. Den
l?ho made an appropriate)
Bition of the purpose of the j
tg and outlined a few of j
joais which school officials!
i will be attained.
[ toastmaster then introduc
ing M. Harper, Jr., editor
Se State Port Pilot, who
I a brief talk on "A Well
Ked Athletic Program." Hej
ti out tfiat. lntei scholastic ,
etition is more than just a'
af team strength and is of |
b benefit than the mere'
ol development which comcs
! players. Perhaps the great
unefit derived by the boys
prls from athletic competi
?ccording to the speaker,
from lessons learned in self
?i, in dicipline and in good
lowing this talk, the meet
tu turned over to Principal
r Freeman, of Waccamaw,
directed a pleasant recrea
Kssion which left all guests
gay and pleasant mood.
mxc. IX CUBA
b. Lou H. Smith and Missj
? Mac Woodside left this;
| for Miami. From there they j
ieave by plane for Cuba,1
R they will spent some time.,
' R. H. Holden has recently
appointed to the board of'
(?n at Shallotte, succeeding j
T White, who resigned.
? AT BOLIVIA
Rthport basketball teams will j
I Friday night at Bolivia in j
?br games on the county |
?cord Methodist church at
Py has recently received a
1 Wat of paint and is now
rating an attractive appear
George Stevens has resign
i*r position as stenographer
Frink and Herring and has
f to Wilmington, where her
j*"'1 is employed. Mrs. Lenny
fwcceeds her in the law of
No i of the Womans 1
JWary Society, of Southport]
J* church. Is sponsoring a j
barbecue supper at the
Building Friday night of
*wk. Supper will be served
.15 to 8 ,/clock. The proceeds
"th? church building fund.
*?andnr r. d. White, Jr.,
Shallotte Post American
?? sail I this week that the
, for the new Legion Hut
arriv..,i. Some of the ma
i ^ I'ecn placed on the,
^ the construction work]
as soon as possible.
RAISING BEEF CATTLE
LIVESTOCK?During the past few years there has been a increasing interest in
growing livestock in Brunswick county, and it is no longer any strange sight to see
a white-face calf at almost any farm. With year-round grazing established as a prac
tical possibility, it is likely that one of the trends in diversified farming as a result
of reduced tobacco acreage may be an increase in the production of beef cattle in
Menhaden Boat Gifford
Destroyed By Fire Sunday
Fire Of Unknown Origin
Discovered During Early
Morning Hours And Boat
Cut Free Of Dock At
WITH SAVING LOSS
Had Flames Reached Dock
And Buildings of Factory
Fire Of Tremendous
ly Would Have
?? ?- ? v
Fire of unknown origin origina
ting in the crews quarters com
pletely destroyed the menhaden
boat Gifford, of the Brunswick
Navigation Company, early Sun
day morning. There had been no
one aboard the boat for several
hours, according to all informa
? The ship was one of the lar
gest and best belonging to the
company. No information is avail
able as to its value.
Other ships belonging to the j
company were all at their dock.
on the river in Southport. With |
crowded conditions there the Gif
ford, last boat to come in and go
up to the factory shortly after
noon Saturday, tied up at the
factory dock for the week end.
Sunday morning the factory
watchman making his rounds dis
covered that the boat was on fire.
He gave the alarm and the ves?
sel was cut lose from the dock
and pushed out into the stream,
where it continued to burn. But j
for this prompt action the fac-|
tory, machinery and finished ma-1
terial would have also been de- j
stroyed. The dock is immediately
alongside the main factory build
ing and the timbers are thorough
ly soaked with oil.
Both the dock and factory would i
have burned like tinder if the i
fire had reached them.
Dr. Waggette To
Pastor Of New Hope And
Southport Presbyterian [
Churches Will Be In |
Charge Of Clothing Drive
Appointment of Dr. J. M. Wag
gette, Southport, as chairman of
the overseas relief drive of Bruns
wick county was announced to
day by the North Carolina Coun
cil of Churches, which is sponsor
ing the statewide "Fill a Ship
with Friendship" campaign, Jan
Rev. Dr. Waggette is one of
100 county chairmen who will or- (
ganize community collections
through the state to gather cloth
ing. bedding, shoes, and household]
goods for shipment through;
Church World Service, official |
Protestant overseas relief agency, j
To be packed for shipment, the |
materials will go to New Wind
sor, Md.. where the Church World!
Service Center for this area is
located. Oldest and largest of
nine CWS Centers scattered
throughout the United States, the
New Windsor Center has a ca
pacity for processing nearly a
million pounds of relief supplies
(Continued on page ttn)
From Jury List
Of the 18 women whose |
?tames were called In December
to serve on the jury at next |
weeks term of criminal court, i
9 have presented themselves be
fore Clerk of Court Sam T. j
Bennett and were excused from
This leave? just half those i
who were' drawn still on thp ? <
list as possible jurors. Mr. Ben
nett said .Monday that he an
ticipated that more of them
would ask to be excused before
The clerk lacks the authority
to excuse a male juror. He
mast H[>peur before the judge
with his request. Ill the case of
women ?ho are drawn to serve
the clerk can excuse them for
any of several good reasons.
This can be done before court
Several Efforts Have Been
Made To Help Teachers
Of Waccamaw School
Recover Some Of Their
Loss Suffered In Fire
According to letters received
by this paper, the teachers of the
Waccamaw school are deeply ap
preciative of the friendliness and
help shown them by the folks of
their school district, and especial
ly by Southport teachers and stu
Some of these Waccamaw
teachers lost practically all of
their personal belongings in the
fire that destroyed the teacher
age in which they lived late in
December. With teachers pay
what it is, the loss was a severe
one to some of them. In part
they have been compensated by;
finding out that their work lay
among sympathetic people. And
there has been a substantial show
ing of this sympathy.
One of the letters received this
week from Waccamaw had the
(Continued on page- four)
Numerous Cases Disposed
Of Here Wednesday Be
fore Judge W.J. McLamb
In Brunswick County Re
Wednesday was a busy day in
Brunswick county Recorder's
court with numerous cases of
routine'importance being disposed i
of before Judge W. J. McLamb; |
The following disposition was
made of cases:
Hollis Williamson, selling beer:
on Sunday, $50.00 fine and costs (
and beer license revoked. Ten,
days stay ordered.
Johnnie Brinson, larceny, held
for Superior court under $500.00
(Continued on page four)
Find Navy Craft
Well Suited For
Southport Men Return
From Inspection Trip To
Woods Hole, Mass.,
Where They Examined
Vessel Being Offered
Free Of Charge
Not Only Will Vessel And
Equipment Be Loaned To
State, Bat Certain
,r technical JSajsirfc i
W. S. Wells, chairman of the
State Shrimp Survey Commission,
and Louis Hardee, a member of
the board, returned? home Satur
day night frdm Woods Hole,
Mass., where they went to ex
amine an 85-foot craft that the
Navy had offered for the shrimp
ing survey, rent free.
Both the local men say that
they found the craft entirely suit
able for the needs. It is already
equipped with between $300,000
and $400,000 worth of scientific
instruments, adapted for use in'
carrying on the survey. The Navy j
will also supply some of the tech
nical men needed to handle these
It is planned to operate the
survey on a 24-hour basis. At1
present the boat has bunks for I
only 11 persons. Before it is
brought here its sleeping quarters '
will be expanded to sleep 18 men, j
the number that will be necessary j
for around the clock work.
The boat is expected to arrive;
here in February and the survey
work will get underway imme-1
diately. Beginning here, it will,
cover those sections of the North
Carolina coast where there arc1
any prospects of developing the,
(Continued on page five) J
Gore Is Named
Alto Represents Brunswick
On Board Of District
Supervisors Of Lower
Cape Fear Soil Conserva
GILBERT T. REID
This Group Affords Med
ium Through Which Con
tacts May Be Made
With Soil Conserva
tion Program Of
The recently elected soil con
servation committee for Bruns
wick county held its first meeting
at Supply on January 5th, with
Claude W. Gore, of Shallotte, be
ing elected chairman; Gilbert T.
Reid, Winnabow, vice-chairman
and Corbett Coleman, Ash, se
Mr. Gore, by virtue of his of
fice as chairman of the county
committee, becomes a member of
the board of district supervisors
for the Lower Cape Fear Soil
Conservation District. He, with
the district supervisors from the
other three counties in the dis
trict, Pender, Bladen and Colum
bus, will represent the Lower
Cape Fear District at the annual
meeting of the state association,
being held on Thursday and Fri
day of this week in Winston-Sa
The county committee has the
responsibility of representing the
people of the county in develop
ing and directing the soil con
servation program. They provide
a medium through which any
agency, organization or individual
interested in soil conservation
The committee met with J. J. j
Hawes, representing the AAA; J.
E. Dodson, the county agent, and
H. M. Stott and Clifford D. Pot
ter, representing the soil con
servation service. At this meeting
the committee made plans and set
up soil conservation goals for
Trial Of Gause
Judge Q. K. Nimocks Sets
Trial For March Term
And Orders Special Ven
ire Of 100 Jurors For
The trial of Leon "Scooper"
Gause, set to begin in the New
Hanover Superior court today,
was continued yesterday by Judge
Q. K. Nimocks, upon the repre
sentation of J. W. Ruark, one of
the defendants attorneys, that he
was ill and unable to conduct the
Judge Nimocks ordered the case
continued until the March term
of New Hanover court. Judge
Nimocks ordered a special venir
of 100 jurors to be present at
that time, for the purpose of a
jury being selected.
Gause, on trial for his life for
the slaying of H. Jim Williamson,
Shallotte white farmer, is repre
sented by Ruark and Ozmer L.
Henry, Lumberton attorney. Soli
citor Clifton Moore is assisted in
(Continued on Page 'Five)
W. B. KEZIAH
A check that should be in-1
teresting to a Jot of Brunswick
county people because it means
that the Waccamaw school teach-,
erage can bc_ rebuilt, was deliver- (
ed to County Superintendent J.'
T. Denning by James Harper of
the Stevens Agency Monday. The
check was for $27,000.00, full
coverage of the Waccamaw fire
loss. Before signing it and turn
ing it over to Supt. of Schools.
Mr. Denning said it was the big-j
gest check he had ever handled.
This was a claim we can easily
believe. The check was from the!
American Insurance Group, and1
the adjuster for this company
and Mr. Harper visited, the scene
of the fire and appraised the loss
while the building was still smoul
dering. Knowing that the school
was amply protected, our personal
sympathy has been with the
teachers, who were uninsured and'
who lost so much of their person- !
A few days ago we met up,
with Lloyd A. Phelps, young ex
service man of Ash. He said that,
while he was in the service The|
State Port Pilot followed him all
over the world. Things were not
certain as to when it would ar
rive, but if he missed two or three
issues the missing numbers would
always catch up with him, some,
where or another. Among the
many places he saw service he
spent some time in India and he
is now corresponding with a Hin
du out there.
Although he is already 011 a
REA line, M. C. Gore, of Shal
lotte, is more than pleased at the
proposed extension of the service,
since it will give him and other
present users much power that
they now find lacking. The pre
sent transmission lines are un
able to carry power to supply all
of their needB.
(Continued on page five)
Brunswick Man Retires
After 20 Years In Army
i Spent Several Years As Bomber Pilot During World War
II, Winding Up In B-29 Planes
Master Sgt. Raleigh J. Canady
has sort of grown tired of flying I
around wit* the Army Air Corps.'
This year he sought and obtained
retirement on the 20-year service
retirement plan. He first enlist
ed in the army in 1928.
He is a son of W. S. Canady.
of Ash, with whom he is now liv
ing. His wife, the former Miss
(Evelyn Mintz, daughter of Mrs.
Barden Mintz, is also a .native
of Ash. She is said to have be
come even more tired of the air
service than her husband. In fact,
it was largely due to her desire
to return to Brunswick county
that her husband retired.
During his 20 years in service,
the Master Sgt. spent over 9
years overseas. In the infantry
and stationed in Hawaii for a
long time, he came home And was
assigned for training in the air
corps. Following this training he
was stationed at Baringreen
Field, Porto Rico, in 1941 and was
there as a full fledged bomber
pilot when the Japs attacked
Pearl Harbor and war was im
Sent to Central America, he re
ceived slight wounds and also the
air medal and citation. Concern
ed with various matters relative
to the Japanese until 1943, he
was sent home to attend a B-29
school In Seattle. Wash. From
there he was tushed to Guam
with the 21st Bomber Command
and remained with this outfit un
til hostilities ended in 1945. He
since then has been stationed at
Eglin Field, Fla.
In an interview this week the
Master Sgt. stated that one pain
ful tiling to him was that very
few of the buddies with whom he
started serving in the 21st Bom
ber Command ever came home.
They cashed in one by one on
Record Number Of Cases
Set For Trial Next Week
Of Church Bell
Two matters pertaining to I
the big bronze bell which re- I
cently was lowered from the j
steeple of Southport Baptist
church have been cleared up.
Mrs. Annie K. Vitou report?
that the French Company who
donated the bell wan a Wilming
ton concern whose head was
the grandfather of one ?f her
brothers-in-law. This firm was
in the gener.'.l merchandise and
hardware business at what now
is the Saunders Drug Store site.
As to the appearance of the
painted initial* "H. L. D?" Mrs.
Harry DosJier repo rte that her
late husband hel|>ed to paint the
church several years ago, and
that while working about the
steeple he left his Inscription
upon the bell.
Passes At Home
Warren Walker Skipper
Died Friday Morning Fol
lowing Period Of Failing
Health; Funeral Friday
Warren Walker Skipper, 43
year-old resident of the Maco
community and employee of the
Virginia Carolina Chemical com
pany at Navassa for many years,
died at his home early Friday
morning. He had been in bad
health for some time.
Funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon at 2 o'clock from
the Farmer's Chapel church with
Rev. W. G. Phelps and Rev. Fred J
Kelly in charge. Burial was in j
the Skipper cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Timo
thy Corbett, Daniel Thompson,
James Skipper, Leon Peterson, E.
J. Skipper, Jr., and Ira Jacobs.
Honorary pallbearers were D. L.
Mercer, Troy Brown, Daniel ,Pot
(Continued on page five)
Mrs. Bragaw To
Head Red Cross
Named Tuesday To Succeed j
Miss Annie May Wood-,
side As Chairman Of
Brunswick County Chap-1
Mrs. Helen G. Bragaw was ap
pointed chairman of the Bruns
wick County Chapter, American
Red Cross this week. She suc
ceeds Miss Annie Mae Woodslde.
who has been chairman since the
death of the late J. Berg some
Miss Woodside tendered her
resignation owing to the fact that?
much of her time is now spent'
in traveling. This fact prevented
her from giving as much time to'
the duties as formerly, and not
wishing to hamper the work of|
the organization she resigned. |
Mrs. Bragaw, during her eight,
or nine years of residence in
Brunswick county, has been very!
active in all phases of civic work, j
With a deep interest in the Red
Cross and its work those who
know her feel that the chair-1
manship will be in capable and
Mrs. Grace Ruark continued
her work as executive secretary
of the organization, with office!
in the Taylor law office, building.
Majority Of Case* Schedul
ed For Trial Are Of Min
or Importance, But Three
Of Them Charge Defen
dant With Murder
CASE MAY BE TRIED
Many Cases Being Tried As
Result Of Appeals Taken
F rom Recorder Court
I Or On Request For
Something of a record is being
established for next week's Urm
of Superior Court in the number
of criminal cases docketed for
trial. Up to the beginning of the
week a total of 63 eases were
on the docket and Clark of Court
Sam T. Bennett ia? * 'J/Mf. witb'r
his ten years experience there
have never been more than 40
cases on the docket of any term.
Assistant Clerk B. J. Holden.
with several more years of ex
perience in the office, likewise
says that he has never before
known more than 40 criminal
cases to be docketed for any
Three murder cases are on the
docket, one of them of long stand
ing and with the defendant, a
negro, never having been taken.
Also held for trial is Edward I.
| Conway, superintendent of the
j Brunswick River ship lay-in basin,
whom a coroner's jury ordered
Iheld In connection with the death
[of Sheriff John White. The other
| murder case set for trial is that
of James Kaiser, who is accused
of the killing of another negro,
i Richard Munson. at Navassa ten
I days ago.
Ranking highest in the number
of offenses are charges of drunken
driving. Thirteen defendants are
due to face trial on this charge.
Cases of assault loom next with
12 defendants to come up on
this charge. All of these cases in
Superior court are a result of
the defendants having taken an,
appeal from the findings of the,
Recorders court, or from having ?
demanded a jury trial when their
case came up there.
An appeal for a jury trial In
Recorder's Court automatically
sends a case up to Superior court.
What next week lacks in im
portant cases will be more than
made up for in the increased
number scheduled to be called.
Judge Q. K. Nimocks of Fayette
ville will preside at the term
(Continued on page five)
Town Creek Man
Dies Here Sunday
Walter Donnie Watson Laid
To Rest In Benton Ceme
tery Following Services
i Walter Oonnie Watson, a resi
dent of Town Creek township, died
here In the Dosher Memorial Hos
pital Sunday afternoon. He was
44 years old.
Burial was held at the Benton
cemetery near Leland Monday af
ternoon following funeral services
by the Rev. Walter Phelps.
Active pallbearers were Pen
Benton, Colan Mintz. Robert Ben
ton, Frank Watson, Donald Skip
per and C. B. Skipper.
Mr. Watson is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Mary M. Watson; a
daughter, Mrs. Margaret Mintz,
and a son, W. D. Watson; four
brothers, Ed Watson, of Bolton;
Dillion, Hadley and Maco Watson
all of Town Creek townsklp.
March Of Dimes
Drive Here Will.
Rev. Herbert M. Baker,
Pastor O fSouthport Bap-,
tist Church, will Head
1948 Drive For Bruns
COUNTY QUOTA IS
SET AT $1,700.00
Review Of Activities During
Paat Year Reveals That
Patients From Bruns
wick Have Been
A total of ?1427.32 was spent
to combat Infantile paralysis in
Brunswick county last year by
the Brunswick County Chapter of
the National Infantile Paralysis
Foundation, according to Rev. H.
M. Baker, 1948 director of the
"March of Dimes" campaign.
n>is year's "March of Dimes"
campaign begins on January 15
and continues through January
31. The goal for Brunswick coun
ty this year is $1700.00.
Last year's expenditures In
cluded $881.32 spent for medical
treatment and purchase of vari
ous types of braces for Bruns
wick county residents who have
had polio. Besides this amount
already paid out some $942.00
more remains to be paid on bills
Just recently received in connec-.
tlon with treatment given some
Brunswick County patients. Dur-,
ing the past year $546.00 was
spent by the local chapter in.
payment of Brunswick county's
share of the expense in providing
a special department at James.
Walker Hospital for the care and
treatment of polio patients.
Brunswick county patients bene
fiting from the March of Dime!
last year include: Kirk Thompsoo
of Supply, Billie Mae Edwards of
Bolivia, Marshril Long, Jr. o?_
Ash, Brenda Kae Mints of Le
land and Ronnie Clemmons of.
A three-fold approach is being
used In the campaign for polio
this year. J. T. Denning is chair
man of the campaign through the
schools. In this campaign "Thdlvi
dual cards are being issued to
every school-child. These cards
contain holders for five dimes. A.
C. Caveness is chairman of the
campaign for the colored schools
in the county. A special appeal is
being made for free will offerings
In all of the different churches
in the county and the various,
civic groups arc being asked to'
help in this important campaign.!
Attractive posters and special
coin receptacles are being placed!
In strategic stores in every com
munity in the county. . "
Proves Its Worth
Demonstration On Riley
Clemmons Land Clearly
Prove* Practical Value
Of Producing Pines In
A twenty-five year old timber
growing demonstration on thfe
farm of Riley D. Clemmons, of
Supply, was ended this week with
a final report from E. W. Gra
ber, chief of the North Carolina
Extension Forestry Service. The
report was compiled from data
furnished by R. H. Page, assist
ant extension forester, and J. E.
Dodson, extension agent for
The two ani a half acres of
land used was valued at less than
$10.00 per acre when Its im
poverished ccndltion caused it to
be taken out of cultivation 23
years ago. Mo trees were plant
ed. Time and nature were allow
ed to take their course?nature
being given a little assistance by
seeing that (.11 fires were kept
from the wcods that began to
spring up a/ter a year or so.
The final jutting of timber from
the tract was made a few weeks
ago. The li.nd is now ready to
go back into cultivation, several
times richer than when It was
Summing uj, of all the timber
sales show that it has paid all
taxes on the lani! paid interest
on the value of the land at the
rate of Bix per cent [.er year and
$6.22 per acre per year in the
way of rental for the land dur
ing the 25 years the crop was ia
Other demonstration! like the
one above are being carried on at
the Governor Russell Plantation
at Wlnnabow, by D. L Mercer,
Bolivia; C. A. Russ, Shallotte, and
J. R. Mintz, near Griiisettowo.
They promise equally good r^
During the Riley Clemmow
demonstration, In addition to tht
returns from the timber
(Continued on page five) '