he Pilot Covers runswick County THE STATE PORT PILOT A Good Newspaper In A Good Community . Most of The New? All The Time N0 -S1XTEEN?NQ12 6-PAGES TODAY ?outhport, N. C., Wednesday, April 21, 1948 published every wednesdai 91*0 per yea> mal Flower ow Scheduled Wednesday tanding E v en t Of ring Season Will Be Id At Community Cen Building Sponsored Woman's Club r b THOMPSON eneral CHAIRMAN System Of Judging j Awarding Prizes ill Be Followed With Several Features Added Annual Flower Show spon ijv members of the South Woman's Club will be held Wednesday afternoon, and arrangements indicate that ar'S 'event will bid fair to all previous efforts. Robert B. Thompson is al chairman of the flower and a large number of members are assisting her Dmmittee assignments which e every detail of the ? ex lowing is a list of classes divisions: ss i, perfection of bloom: a. flower, any variety; b. flower, any variety. ss II. artistic arrangement: irge living room; b. small room: c. dining table with s; d. dining table without e. mantle: f. bed tray: g. nal; h. wildflower; i. minia j. coffee table: k. largest flower collection; 1. floor; ivelty; n. children's arrange ss III. potted plants: a. nng: b. non-flowerlng. t of town judges have been ed for the show, and an at ive list of prizes has been ted for distribution to win ; this really is a flower saiii Mrs. Thompson this our greatest need is for number of entries in the m iivi?ior? With un'1 ly spring weather. I believe we a splendid opportunity to ! to year's show a wonder iccess, and I hope that more [e than ever before will en exhibits this year." Brief Newt Flashes [is TO MEET ie regular meeting of the pport Lions Club will be Thursday at 1 o'clock at the Riunity Building. ldim. new home t and Mrs. Merritt Moore I started construction of a home near the residence of ar.d Mrs. H. T. St. George. I0DEIJNG CAFE acks Cafe building is now g completely overhauled and ?deled. When it reopens tly it Is expected to present neatly improved appearance i former days. toY IX SEPTEMBER Wording to Principal Martin toan, the new teacherage at ^accamaw school will not be lv for any time the present "?. The teachers will be able M\'e in when school resumes September, however. ; MCE BLCEFISH party from Kanapolis here -a>" on a fishing trip caught ai?e Muefish and some other while out on the boat of ' Donnle Watts. The blues f ,,ery plentiful, but with a northeast wind blowing that tiley just wouldrrt.' strike E EVRI.Y LUCK ?Whitley of Howell's Point s that a Kanapolis party, 2 ^ Rev- R- V. Argo, , pounds of nice fish at the Point Friday. This 6 northeast wind was blow largest fish caught * s'x and three fourth T'? THE stiRVICE young Brunswick coun all of the Freeland com % enlisted in the army the past week. They are, F. Bennett, James D. * and Prmce E. Brady. None ""ro haw seen service be '? according to Lieut. Charles "a'kus, commanding officer of Wilmington recruiting ata" ^ Russ and Bennett volun i for the army air force and J Picked the coast artillery, *0r defense, as hi? branch of NOW IN BRUNSWICK INSPECTION?One of the mobile inspection lanes of the North Carolina De partment of Motor Vehicles is located this week at Shallotte and will be moved to Southport Saturday for operation here the greater part of next week. All motor ! vehicles must be inspected during 1948. Inspection Lane At Shallotte This Week1 Set Up At "Y" Intersection Opposite Shallotte High School And Will Operate Through Friday BE IN SOUTHPORT BEGINNING MONDAY Location While Here To Be At "Y" Intersection Of Long Beach Road With Highway No. 130 Brunswick county automobile and truck owners were having about the average run of luck with the N. C. Motor Vehicle In spection Lane according to J. S. Edgerton, superior of L#ne No. 28 which was placed In operation yesterday at Shallotte at the "Y" intersection opposite the high school. Of 65 privately owned vehicles inspected opening day, a total of 130 were rejected. "As usual" said Supervisor Edgerton, "the j chief cause was improper, ad justment of headlights. This is a 'defect which usually is easy to correct." j In addition to tht 65 private vehicles inspected opening day, ! 27 school buses went down the line. | The lane will remain at Shal lotte through Friday, and will move to Southport Saturday, where it will be set up at the i "Y" intersection of the Long (Beach road with Highway No. 'l30. It will begin operation here on Monday and will continue in service through Thursday. In addition to Edgerton, mem bers of the crew coming here in clude Garland Nobles, J. W. | Evans, Hoke Smith and Roy Beasley. Varied Docket Heard Wednesday Numerous Cases Covering ) Variety Of Offenses Dis posed Of Before Judge W. J. McLamb Last Week I A Variety of cases were dis posed of before Judge W. J. Mc Lamb here in Brunswick county Recorder's court Wednesday, with , the following disposition being J made: j Nero Cause, reckless operation, not guilty. I Daniel Leroy Rich, reckless op eration, posession, $25 00 fine (Continued on Page Six) Deadline For Altering Plans | Brunswick county farmers who want to make a division or com bination of farm for the pur pose of obtaining the AAA bene fits, should attend to the matter by May 1st at the AAA office in Supply. This is the date for the clearance of the 1948 program year. Secretary J. J. Hawes says that supherphosplate is now available through his office. Eligible farm ers should apply at the office in Supply for a purchase order. This order is to be presented to the deal with the deposit the faimer i? reauired to make. Dawson President State Teachers , Brunswick county was repre sented at the North Carolina Education Association meeting in Asheville last w eek by Coun ty Superintendent J. X. Den ning and five faculty members from the various schools. These include: Mrs. Dcnnbig, Souttoport; H. C. Stone and Miss Edith Breedlove. Shallotte; Sirs. Madge Smith and Mrs. Blanche Long, Leland. Brunswick county citizens are particularly interested in the fact that A. C. Dawson, of Southern Pines, tile new presi dent, is the same man who has officiated at the ]>ast to Bruns wick County Basketball Tourn aments. He is very well known in this section. Aged Resident Passes Friday Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Plato Died In Dosher Memorial Hospital; Deceased Was 91-Years Of Age Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Plato, 91 year old resident of the Lebanon community in Town Creek town ship, died here in the Dosher Memorial hospital Friday morn ing. She had been a patient there for several days. Mrs. Plato, a native of Michig an, had beer, residing in Bruns wick county for many years. She is survived by her husband, Al bert Plato, and by a daughter, Mrs. Leon Overheul. of St. Peter sburg. Fla. Two grandchildren and two sisters also survive. Burial services, delayed to permit relatives to reach here from distant states, are being held this afternoon at Lebanon Baptist church with Rev. H. M. Baker of the Southport Baptist church in charge of the services. The burial is in the cemetery at Lebanon. Clarice Holden Contest Winner Declared Winner For Her School In Essay Contest Being Sponsored By State Organization Clarice Holden, Shallotte 1 ? - year-old student of the Shallotte high school has been declared the winner of the first round of the 1918 Cooperative Essay Contest sponsored by the N. C. Cotton Growers Cooperative Association and the Farmers Cooperative Ex change for rural boys and girls throughout North Carolina. Writing on the subject, Far ming A Challenge To All," Miss 'Holden won top school honors 'among competing students at Shallotte school and will compete against winners from other rural I (Continued On Page 5) Jury List For May Term Court Drawn By Board Other Matters Of Routine Business Disposed Of Monday Before Board Of County Commissioners Chief among the business dis posed of by members of the board of county commissioners here Monday was the drawing of a jury list for the May term of Brunswick county Superior court. Other business included giving endorsement to a couple of roa%. petitions. One called for improve ment of the Turnpike .road from its intersection with thte hard surface road at Silent Grove, thence to Long Point. The other was for the improvement of the Howells Point road. Hie pe.tition (ers in this case have all agreed 'to grant a right of way if only | the State will take over mainten ance of the road from Highway No. 130 to the point. Dwight McEwen and Davi3 Herring have agreed to serve as delinquent tax attorneys in help ing the county attorney bring to judgment suits for taxes which will go out of date after this year. A fee of $5.00 each is be ing granted for bringing the suits, plus 10-percent of the total amount of taxes and costs, pro vision for a commissioners fee if sold and a fee of $5.00 for drawing a deed. Where the pro perty advertised is bid in by the county, only 10-percent of the total amount of taxes will be charged. Provision will be made to pay these costs from penalties and interest collected from these suits. The commissioners agreed to sell the E. V. Evans land to E. L. Krahnke for the sum of $230.50. Following is the new jury list: M. C. Gore, Mrs. J. I. Milliken, Mrs. Lloyd Phelps, J. B. Long, Mrs. R. L. Coleman, Miss C. L. (Continued on page five) Marketing Will Be Theme For County Meeting Farm Specialist Will Be In County To Discuss Mat ter At Series Of Meetings Throughout Brunswick MEET THURSDAY NITE AT WINNABOW County Agent J. E. Dodson Urging Farmers To Show More Interest In Mat ter Of Marketing Products With a recognised need for better marketing facilities for Brunswick county farm products and the hope that some sort of action will be taken, County Agent J. E. Dodson has arranged a series of meetings beginning Tuesday of this week and contin uing through all of next week. The services of Clarence E. Pike, marketing specialist at State College, has been secured. He will discuss cooperative mar keting at all of the meetings. The slogan will be: "Let's quit selling most of our farm crops and livestock on out-of-county markets." Both business men and farm ers are urged to attend these meetings. All meetings will be gin at 8 o'clock. The schedule is as follows: Thursday, April 22, Wlnnabow post office. Friday, April 23, Bolivia school. Monday, April 26, agricultural building at Supply. Tuesday, April 27, Shallotte sch school. Wednesday, April 28, Hick man's Cross roads. Thursday, April 29, Waccamaw school. Friday, April 30, Exum. All who are interested in this' rapidly spreading movement to have Brunswick county markets for what Brunswick county pro duces are urged to attend and to invite friends to attend the meet ing nearest their homes. Benefit Supper For Auxiliary Funds Being Raised For Purchase Of Commercial Size Electric Range For Dosher Memorial Hospi tal Members of the Auxiliary of , the Dosher Memorial Hospital will sponsor a chicken salad sup I per at the Community Building i in Southport on May 7, the pro j ceeds to go toward paying for la commercial size electric range 'that is a badly needed piece of equipment for the hospital kit , chen. !? Miss Oorinne Greene, home demonstration agent, and Miss | Ruth Patterson, superintendent of ! public welfare, have agreed to 'deliver chickens and eggs which , friends of the hospital through out the county may wish to don ate for the supper. Full cooper jation will result In a successful event that will help greantly in this worthy cause. Attention is called to the fact that Hospital Day will be observ ed on Sunday, May 12, and at that time friends of the hospital are ihvited to make a special ef fort to visit the institution. Ar rangements are being made to serve refreshments. Our ROVING Reporter W. B. KEZIAH Six days after it was announc ed that the State was taking over Fort Caswell as a State Park a letter from Glendale, California, addressed, "Fort Cas well Park, U. S. 29, Southport, N. C.," was placed in our mail box. It waa a circular inquiring about Motor Courts. Postmaster J. B. Russ placed it in our mail box with the remark that at the pre sent time he did not know who else was to handle such stuff. "I'd rather miss getting my hat than to miss getting the State Port Pilot." This was a remark from Clerk of Court Edwin O. Faulker of Henderson when we met him on the street while he suid Mrs. Faulker were visiting here last week. He had never been to Brunswick county until two years ago. Since then he has been a consistent subscriber of the paper and very much interested in the things that go on down here. ! | A local grandmother and a young lady who works in one of j the stores here are pretty much alike with respect to 'size. In ad dition they often dress much alike. We were waiting to take our mail from the box the other 1 morning. The grandmother wasJ standing just in front of the box with her back turned. Although we noticed her hair was slightly gray, and were surprised there at, we took it as a matter of course that she waa the young woman. Hitting her on the back of the head with some envelopes j (Continued on page five) ' Contests Loom For All Nominations In Coming May Primary Election CANCER CAMPAIGN TURNS ATTENTION TO LOCAL CASES Official Figure? Reveal That 44 Person? In Brunswick Countv Now Suffering From This Disease An estimated 10,300 men, wom en and children in North Caro- [ lina are suffering from cancer, Miss Marion Frink, Brunswick | County Commander of the Am-| erican Cancer Society, declared here today. Of that total, approximately 44 are in this County she estl mated. Her statement was based on a I comprehensive national survey of! the number of cancer deaths and' j the number of new cancer cases; | that are being discovered each j I year. The survey showed that there! I are more than four cancer vie- j tims alive in various stages of | the disease for each death that; cancer causes. "About one out of four of the i victims will die within J2 months," Miss Frink said. "A se cond will die within two years, a third within three years and a fourth within four years. "Only a small percentage of those who develop cancer are be ing saved in spite of the fact that 30 to 50 per cent could be saved through early treatment with x-ray, radium or surgery. They are lost because they wait until too late for medical treat ment. "To save as many as possible of the 30 to 50 per cent is one of the main objectives of the Am erican Cancer Society. And the first step toward that objective Is to arm people with knowledge of the early symptoms of cancer and to have them obtain medical treatment without delay." Between 800 and 1,200 of the more than 2,500 deaths that can cer caused in North Carolina last year, Miss Frink said, were "needless deaths" that probably could have been prevented if vic tims had obtained adequate treat ment early enough. Little Symphony Will Return To Brunswick Former Resident Wins Jack-Pot Reginald Turner, former principal of Shallotte high school, h latent recipient of one of the fabulous radio "jack pots" and last week won prize? totaling in the neighborhood of $17,000.00. Mr. and Mrs. Turner and ttieir four children now live hi Winston-Salem where he Is employed with the Veterans I Administration, and following I his successful identification of J the "Mystery Tune" over a j National radio network, the Turners were besieged with telephone calls from well-wish ers. , Mr. Turner?with the con fessed assistance of some of his friends?was able to dig Into his musical memory to success fully identify a tune entitled "Visions Of Salome." Having outguessed the master of cere monies on this radio show, now he wants someone to tell him how to do the same thing to the income tax collector. Committee For Broughton Named Campaign For Senate Seat Will Be Handled In This County by Precinct Chair man Judge Jeff D. Johnson, Jr., State manager for former Gov ernor J. Melville Broughton in his campaign for the United Sta tes Senate, today announced the appointment of the following as a committee in Brunswick coun ty: E. J. Prevatte, Southport; Henry Hickman, Shallotte; Nor man Bellamy, Supply; Mrs. Floyd Kirby, Supply; James D. Bel lamy, Shallotte; Carl Ward, Bo livia; Mrs. Lucille Frink, Shal lotte; Miss Olive Mercer, Bolivia; (Continued on page five) Senior Play At Leland Friday The Senior class of Leland high school will present their class play on Friday night, April 23, at 8 o'clock in the high school auditorium. "Which Shall He Marry?" is the title of the play and the characters are: Mrs. Randolph, mother of five girls, Glorius Ja cobs; Elaine Randolph, the beau ty of the family, Barbara Bor deaux; Susan Randolph, the brains, Doris Field; Patience Ran dolph, the good angel, Betty Mintz; Frankie Randolph, the athlete, Peggy Lewis; Mary Jane Randolph, the youngest and plain est girl, Gloria Potter; Magnolia, the colored cook, Clara Williams; Mrs. Hinmari, a lawyer, Delores Peterson; and Dick Evana, an eligible young man, Gerald Skip per. Concert Scheduled To Be Played At Shallotte On Afternoon Of May 11th, And On Morning Of May At Bolivia ORCHESTRA WILL REMAIN OVERNIGHT Return To Brun?wick Made Necessary As Result Of Postponement When Organization Was At Southport Mrs. E. H. Arrington has been ! informed that the North Caro lina Little Symphony will make two appearances in Brunswick county during the second week in May, with children's concerts be ing scheduled for Shallotte and Bolivia. The Shallotte concert will be played on the afternoon of May 11 at 2:30 o'clock. Orchestra members will travel to Bolivia, where they will spend the night, the entire facilities of the John son Tourist Court having been engaged for their use. 1 NAt 9:30 o'clock on the morning of May 12 the second concert will be played at Bolivia high school, and members of the orchestra will remain at Bolivia for lunch. These two engagements are make-good dates made necessary because of cancellations earlier in the season due to bad weather. The Little Symphony was to have appeared at these two schools for a children's concert at the time it appeared in South port, but Brunswick county schools were closed' due to bad weather, and it was necessary to arrange a later engagement. Shrimping Boats Make Trial Trips Local Fishermen Making Effort To Discover Early Appearance Of Shrimp Off Coast Of Brunswick With practically all of the boats in the Southport area hav ing recently undergone a com plete overhauling of rigging, ma chinery and painting, a few have been making regular trips outside and bringing in small catches of shrimp. The amount of the catches is expected to increase steadily from now on. Likewise more and more boats will be going out. Early summer should see a big fleet of the craft at work. The term big fleet is applicable in two ways. TTiere will be a lot of the boats and they will be mostly big craft The Southport shrimp fishing boats will average much larger in size than any other shrimp fishing fleet North of Florida.'Most of them are real seagoing craft, able to go any distance and stay there. Adding to the big fleet of big boats that worked through last season, -eight or ten more big craft that have been acquired by various interest? will shrimp here this summer for th? first time. Both Democrat* And Re publican* Put Out Full Slate Before Deadline for Filing Saturday After noon CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSIONER LEAtf Democrats Have Eight Can didates To File While Re publicans Have Nine Men To File For Board There will be a contest for each place on the Democrat and Republican tickst In the May Primary this year as a full field of candidates filed with G. C. McKeithan, chairman of the Brunswick Courfty Board of Elec tions before the deadline Satur day. One candidate, Roney W. Cheers, who filed for the Demo cratic nomination for member of the House of Representatives, has announced his withdrawal from the race, leaving this a two man contest between the same pair of young veterans wno battled It out for the nomination two years ago. Following is a complete list of candidates: For county commissioners; Democrats, R. L. Rabon, G. O. Jones, G. B. Ward, W. Herbert Brew, B. C. Williams, Davt4 Ross, J. Worth Stanley and Fred Allen. For county commissioners: Re publicans, Chas. M. Trott, I. E. Reynolds, H. H. Maultsby, Paul J. Klutz, Lonnle Evans, E. Dan ford, F. M. Norris, Manley D. Smith, George B. Swain. For Register of Deeds, Demo crats: "A. J. Walton, James H. Galloway; Republicans, W. Ra leigh Btbson and B. A. Russ. For- Recorder, Democrat*, W. J. McLamb and Lonnie Ganey; Republicans, B. G. Simmons and W. A. Kopp. For House of Representatives, Democrats: E. H. Redwine anfl Odell Williamson; Republicans, James B. HewetJ and Jack King. For Bo aid of Education, Dem ocrats: J. W. Chadwlck, George Earl Thompson, Sam Joe Frink. Republicans, N. V. Simmons and Wingate Swain. For constable In the various townships: Democrats: Ulyssea Williamson, Ulysses Granger, Drew Long, J. E. Long, Willisja H. Todd; Republican*: Alton J. Russ, Luther White, Frank Rab on and Lester E. Gore. For Justice of the Peace In the various townships, Democrats; A. W. Smith; Republicans: T. L. Long, J. Wess Stanley, Lewis Cleyon Evans. M. B. Etheridge, W. C. Wilson, H. D. Jenrette, Herbert Gray and Earl Long. Plant Producer Looks For Farm Long Island Man Interested In Acquiring Small Farm In Area For Use In Pro ducing Plants Of Various Kinds Milton Lindner, New York truck grower who came to Bruns wick county this year to grow his early plants for his Long Island truck farms, is so pleasid with the results obtained here that he came to Southport this week end Is looking around to find a small farm that he can buy for the purpose of using it to grow his yearly supply or plants. In an interview this week Mr. Lindner stated that he coutd grow his plants here and put them out on the farm on Long Island two weeks or more earlier than would be the case if he grew them i-. hot houses on Long Island. In addition, growing plants for many acres of truck crops in hot houses is too ex pensive a procedure. He can get better plants here and get them cheaper than he could grow them on his truck farm. He said that several other New Tork truck farmers have expressed Interest in the plapts that he grew here this year, and have asked where he grew them and the possibilities for growing plants here. Mr. Lindner appar ently thinks that a lot of N?1" Yorkers and people from "thy states will turn to Brunswick plant production when they certain the local possibility* 7 Mr. Lindner, if he ttndr a place, may build or he may a place with a building (Continued on P*S* av"