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SIXTEEN NO. 3 ?= ?-PAGES today Southport, N. C, Wednesday, AprilXWS published every wednesdm ?5o per vea?
0 Cooperative
jilted Charter
for Operation
1 Throughout C?un
Kowing Unusual A
?.?t Of Interest In
Kid?* plan For
P SowTi?Cprogress
L To sell $10,000.00
of Common And
[ < Stock Before ?
r j ?49, A?
grating Capital j
Jarte- oMncorp?ra''on wa?
ft week by Secretary of
Eure for the Bruns
Srative. Inc.. with its
,7Wte- Pa^S
'L- the corporation to
|,f?ricultural products. The
F~ are J- A. Purvis
%\ sunaland of Ash; A.
Lett, of Supply and others,
remediate objective is to
L a livestock auction mar
Z ?111 afford farmers of
?ek county a home mar
*. their cattle and hogs.
Irter also has provisions
I,, the cooperation may
4out and handle other pro- ^
\ plans of the Brunswick
m'tive. Inc.. is to raise ten
rj iolla'rs in cash by Jan
, 1. 1149. this money to be
c through the sale of stock, j
formers may buy the com-1
sock and each common I
1 (?iter will have one vote
t administration of the busi- j
Both business men and,
(rs may purchase the pre- j
B stock. These preferred j
1 ????? merely get Interest
fcei: money, anil all of the
a~fc? of the business go)
te holders of the common]
t or is applied to the ex
k of the business.
tie needed ten thousand dol which to start has not
?i>' i through the sale of (
1 -v January 1. 1949. the
1 .?ti .t pUtit '.
?rtmrned to those purchas
?ock. I
rush part of last week and
tkrwgh this week meetings
?>-: ir. progress throughout
oattr. all on the subject of
ntive marketing. The chief
t' at these meetings has
Clarer.? E. Pike, coopera
?era'.ist at State College in
it. At these meetings, back
15 Mr Pike with his know
! : :? operative marketing,
1?' J. E. Dodson, county
' : Brunswick for many
1and with a deep rooted
' of what Brunswick
ft :'irniers need. J. E. Cooke
* Snallotte bank is backing
Wilmington party filing
"I the idle on Monday made
c*iua-'y nice catch of trout,
also caught 20 bluefish
1 trolling.
ftocord party trolling from
???' On of Captain Hulan
'Sunday took 116 large
r1' An unusual catch made
party was a 12-pound red
? the same sort of squid
_ ?n:ch they were trolling
catch .Monday
here aboard the Kaibib
J Ray Stubbs of Char
ged that he and R. M.
'11,(1 J. L. Orr, also of
t ?ot 250 fish of various
of them being blue
* state<l that while he
t' *ei?h the catch, a con
? estimate was that they
?0 over 350-pounds.
^ '?'Rom service
?Win a OA
-s ju years of service
1 "1st Guard at various
. ?eluding both Oak Is
ti; (-?P? fear at South
> Rubinson was retired
thc rank of Lt
1 -err Ne has been at his
fe.,.. several weeks on
n'Ve status.
!Vr'v ~
?ccamaw River from
fcttii " hrui*>e upstream to
t J'iniP?r Creek will
lfok0 ai1 fishing from May
^" Une 30, according to
^ ^ "f the Wildlife
|_n. District
4at ?.? H. T. Bowmer
- ,haS been designat
i area ancl wiU be
?L J5L ?
Y oung Shallotte Man
Finishes School Work
Edward H. Redwine First In His Class To Finish Auc
tioneering Course
Out of a class of 15 who were taking the course,
Edward H. Redwine, young Shallotte business man, was
the first to complete his work at the school for auctineers
in Rocky Mount last week. Tentative plans are for him
to be with the force at Hardy's Warehouse in Mullins,
S. C., this season. Friday and Saturday, when no sales
are held, he will be back at his home and business at
Mr. Redwine, now approaching"
his 30th birthday, is one of four
brothers who saw active overseas
service during the war. He was
one of the first to go overseas,
spending three years and five
days, mostly in Africa and Germ
As a sergeant he was with the
American army that was cut in
two by General Rommel's then
victorious German army when it
almost wrecked things for the
American's at the Kassurane ]
pass. Thousands of American
soldiers were taken prisoner in
this battle, among them being
Sergeant Ruffin E. Redwine, a
serving in the same company
brother of Edward, who was
with him. Ruffin was held a pris-l
oner and endured unspeakable
hardships until he was liberated i
at the end of the war.
After receiving his honorable]
discharge, Edward immediately
entered into business at Shallotte.
He is one of the owners of the
Shallotte Soda Shop and Cafe,
which he manages.
Good Progress Being
Made On Road Project
Grading And Drainage
Work For Grissettown
Soldier Bay And Holden
Beach Road Progressing
Sluteu To Begin On
End Nearest The Ferry;
Not To Affect Travel
According to State Highway
employees, grading work on the
Grissettown-Soldier Bay road is
proceeding well. This work con
sists of grading, bridging and
drainage. The surfacing will fol
low as soon as possible. The pro
ject is an eight mile one and
the road building firm of E. W.
Grannis Company, of Fayetteville,
has the contract.
The same company has the
Holden Beach road project, on
which even better progress has
been made. This road, running
from the J. E. Kirby store on
| Route 17 to the ferry on the
intracoastal waterway canal at
Holden Beach, is also eight miles
in length.
| On this project it is understood
that practically all of the cul
| verts have been put in and most
of the drainage work done. One
! of the two bridges has been com
pleted and the construction of
j the other is well underway. A
great deal of the grading has
also been done.
Definite information is that
the first paving of either of the
above two road projects will be
, on the Holden Beach road. This
information is also to the effect
that the paving work will be
gin at the ferry and work up to
Route 17. ? It could not be learn
ed just when this paving work
will start, beyond that It will be
In the near future. With the
paving of the end of the road
nearest the beach to come first,
. summer and fall travel to Hol
|den Beach will not be handicap
Shallotte Woman
Passes At Home
Mrs. Hazel Russ Rourk
Died Sunday Afternoon
Following Brief Illness;
Funeral Services Tuesday
Mrs. Hazel Russ Rourk, wife
of Chandler Rourk and member
of a prominent Brunswick county
family, died at her home in Shal
lotte Sunday afternoory Her
death followed upon a very brief
illness. She was 49 years of
| Funeral services were held yes
terday afternoon at the resi
dence in Shallotte. The burial was
in the Brooks cemetery and the
services were in charge of the
Rev. Richard Braunstein, pastor
of the Shallotte Methodist church,
in which Mrs. Rourk held mem
Active pallbearers were nep
hews and other close relatives,
these were, R. D. White, Jr.,
_(Continued ?a page four)
Judge Burney To
Hold May Term
Clerk of Court Sam T. Ben
nett has been notified from the
office of Governor R. tiregg
Cherry that an exchange of
courts is bringing: Judge John
j J. Burney to Southport to pre
i side at the Slay term, begin
ning on May 17th.
i Judge Q. K. Nimoeks, sche
j duied to preside at the above
! term, will be presiding at the
two weeks term of Lenoir coun
| ty court which convenes on
May 10th.
The one week term at which
Judge Burney is to preside here
is for criminal cases only.
Will Honor Club
Women Soon
I .
National Home Demonstra
tion Club Week Will Be
Observed Throughout
Nation Next Wesls
Brunswick county home dem
onstration club women are look
ing forward with much interest
I to National Home Demonstration
j Week May 2-8. During this per
iod all of the 48 states and Alas
ka, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico are
giving recognition to the Home
Demonstration Club women.
This week is in appreciation of
the fact that the club women,
through their organizations, study
how to make homes more com
fortable, how to prepare and
serve more nutritious foods, to
inspire healthier living and hap
pier communities.
According to Miss Corinne
Greene, the theme of the week
will be: "Today's Homes Build
Tomorrow's World." It is felt
that the home and its teachings
cannot be stressed too much,
Miss Greene sums up the work
says the home agent.
of the clubs with the homemak
er's creed: "We will strive to
have our organization foster the
! highest ideals in home, church,
school and public life; have our
homes reach out in service to
people, have cooperation and
progress the leading force in
(Continued On Page Four)
Threshers Must
Have Licenses
Purpose Of Law Is To Keep
Accurate Record Of A
mount Of Grain Being
Produced In County
Register of Deeds Amos J.
Walton says that he is ready to
issue threshing machine licenses
to applicants who reside in
Brunswick county upon applica
tion either in person or by mail
to his office.
There is no cost to the opera
(Continued On Page Four)
Waccamaw Man
Dedives Profit
Growing Cattle
Kimball Jenrette, Young
Waccamaw Township
Farmer, Realizes $566.00
From Sale Of Two 15
Month Old Steers
Angus Herd Only One
Source Of Income For
Man Who Practices
Diserfication O n
This month saw Kimball Jen
rette, young Waccamaw township
farmer, cashing in on some of the
j Angus cattle that he markets
each year. His recent sales at
Rocky Mount afford a good il
lustration of the value of good
(breeds and some attention.
Kimball, tne youngest of the
several children of Mr. and Mrs.
j John Jenrelte and the only one
that still clings to the farm, car
ried two fifteen months old
steers to Rocky Mount. One of
them won a nice fat stock cash
On top of that both steers
sold for $28.50 per hundred
pounds on the hoof. They total
i ed up the neat little sum of
$566.00, and that is not bad for
fifteen months old steers. In
fact, it is much better than the
average farmer gets for top
milk cows that are around 3
years old.
The young farmer does not go
in for cattle extensively, but his
breed is fine for this climate.
The Angus ca'ttle are good for
agers and require less feed than
the average local stock. With a
! little attention to them a nice
j profit is pocketed each year from
the sale of steers for beef.
! With hogs Kimball is a little
more extensive, selling a lot of
them each year. At the present
time he has about 60 head on
hand. He considers both the hogs
and cattle a very valuable part
of his general farming opera
Large Lobster
j Caught Monday
Unusual Catch Made By
Local Boat Fishing In
Vicinity Of Light-Ship;
Good Catch Of Fish
Spending one night near the
lightship and fishing for part of
two days, Captain Geny Paulson,
.aboard the Claudia of the W..S.
j Wells fleet brought in 1700
pounds of extra large blackfish
and a number of pink snappers
Monday night.
In addition to the fish an in
teresting catch was made in the
shape of a six pound Florida lob
ster. This lobster, resembling a
gigantic shrimp, was three feet
in length from the tip of its tail
to the tip of its spines. It bit
the hook and was hauled aboard
just like a fish.
Many of the blackfish went to
four and a half pounds, an ? un
usually large size. The whole
catch would have averaged very
near two pounds and because of
this size they brought a premium
Only two men were aboard the
(Continued On Page Four)
Supply Merchants
Close Wednesdays
Merchants and businessmen of
the Supply community men Mon
i day and decided to observe a
holiday each Wednesday after
jnoon during the summer months
i effective May 5.
I Odell Blanton was elected
i chairman of the merchants group,
and one of the features will be
' to have one merchant . remain
open while his neighbors are
closed in order that emergency
purchases can be made by custo
mers in the trading area.
Lockwoods Folly
Boatmen Seeking
Safety From Sea
Fishermen Who Use Lock- j
woods Folly Inlet Ask
Army Engineers To Cut
Away Shoals Which
Block Channel
With two shrimp buying houses
at Holden Beach and another'
nearby at Varnum's store, a j
| steadily increasing number of,
j boatmen are being forced to use '
i the Lockwood Folly River inlet
to get outside with their boats
and bring In their catches.
Many of these boatmen ex
| pressed alarm when they were
j interviewed this week. The cut
! ting of the intracoastal water-1
way canal several years ago has
caused the inlet to shoal up. The
shoaling has now reached such,
a stage that the boats can only]
j get out and get in at high tide.
'This is a very serious handicap
to them as the changing time of
tides often causes them to be.
tied up in the canal for a whole j
day, this at times when some of
the most profitable fishing could
be carried on.
In addition to sport fishing
boats and other small craft, about
140 trawlers have to use the in
let for passage and their going i
'out and returning time is de-[
; pendent on the high tides. Inas
; much as the cutting of the wa-!
terway canal is responsible for)
j the shoaling of the Inlet, the
jboatment think that the channel
j should be kept navigables so that
i they can carry on with their ef- j
forts to bake a living. . j
Bill Grady, who operates a
store near the fish houses and
who does much in supplying the
work boats, pointed out a seri-1
ous angle that exists owing to j
I the fact that the boats can only
I get out or in during high tides.
. Mr. Grady said that several
(Continued On Page Four) I
Winnabow Man
Passes Sunday
Jackson Johnson Henry
Buried Yesterday In
Cemetery At Zion Metho
dist Church
Jackson Johnson Henry, 62
year-old member of one of the
most prominent Winnabow and
i Brunswick county families, died
here in the Dosher Memorial
| Hospital Sunday afternoon at
113:30 o'clock. He had been in
bad health for some time.
Uurial was held yesterday af
ternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the!
m *? * -
_ v viwvn m U1C j
Zion Methodist church cemetery
' at Winnabow, following services
| at the church with Rev. J. M.
jWaggette and Rev. Russell Cau
I (Continued on page 4)
Shipments of Brunswick county
grown tomato plants to New
Jersey and Pennsylvania are
starting up this week. The tomato
growers in those states are get
ting their plants as early as
climate will permit their being
set out in the field; And they are
getting them fresh, only about 15
| hours being required by the
trucks in transit from Southport
to Shiloh, N. J. In connection
j with this commerical growing of
tomato plants in Brunswick for
eastern tomato farmers, another
very interesting thing is the plans
of Long Island, N. Y., truck gro
wers to produce their early plans
in Brunswick. They have been
growing them in hothouse, a
j costly and inadequate process
] where they were needd on a
large settle. They say they can
get mudi better plants and get
them cheaper growing them in
the open in Brunswick county.
George S. Fichter, who is do
ing post-graduate work at the
University, wrote us this week
to ask if he could take a vacat
ion, come down here and do a
feature story for the magazines
about us. We have agreed to
this, provided he mentions Bruns
wick county liberally in what
ever story he writes. Mrs. Ficht
er, who is a great deal better
looking than George, is coming
along. We met her a couple of
years or so ago and wondered
how she came to marry him.
The other day we slit open a
letter from Frank O. Sherrill,
iContinued on page five)
Florida Lobster
DELICACY?This 6-lb. Florida lobster was caught
Monday in Gulf Stream waters near the lightship and
is being displayed by Dan Wells, who was a member of
the crew. This is the second time in recent years that one
of these crustaceans has been caught off Southport.
Pressing For Action
On Drainage Project
Flower Show In
Progress Today
The Annual Woman's Club
Flower Show N in progress to
day at the Community Build
ing, and with many of the ar
rangements already made late
yesterday afternoon, there was
every indication that this
year's event would be another
successful chapter in the his
tory of the club.
Mrs. Robert B. Thompson is
general chairman this year and
several new and Interesting |
features have been added. I
.?Mother Nature has coo]>erated
better this season than she has j
in recent years, and an unusual
number of flowers are available j
at tills season.
Brunswick Short J
Of Cancer Goal
Miss Marion Frink, County
Commander, Urg&s Citiz
ens To Make Contributi
ons During Final Week
Of Drive
Brunswick County is still far
short of its goal in the drive to
raise funds to fight cancer as
the American Cancer Society's
current campaign moves into
its last week, according to a dis
closure yesterday by Miss Marion
Frink, County commander.
Urging Brunswick County citi
zens to contribute generously
during the remaining few days
of the drive. Miss Frink announc
ed that the first Cancer Detect
ion Center in North Carolina was
opened yesterday at James Wal
ker Memorial hospital in Wil
mington. The clinic, easily acces
sible to Brunswick residents, is
open and free to all residents in
the state, both white and Negro.
Wilmington doctors, aware of
the gravity of the Cancer situa
tion in this area, are donating
their services to the clinic every
(Continued on page four)
Speeding Cases
Crowd Docket
Fast-Driving Tourists Fol
low Custom Of Failing
To Show Up For Trial
After Posting Bond
A big docket was set for trial
before Judge W. J. McLamb and
Recorder's court officials Wed
nesday, but many of the defend
ants w?re persons caught for
speeding on their way North'
from their Florida vacations, and,
these chose to waive appearance J
and forfeit bond. Disposition of i
(Continued On Page FourJ '
Senator Umstead And Con
gressman Clark Seek
Funds For Preparation
Of Detailed Plans Fori
Drainage Would Make
Great Difference In Large
Farming Area In
Brunswick And _ Col
umbus Counties
I -The stage has been set for
preliminary surveys and a pos
sible appropriation by Congress i
next year for the Waccamaw
River drainage project on the
j Carolina coast, it was announced
here today.
1 Senator William B. Umstead
and Representative J. Bayard
Clark last week speeded up ac- [
tion by requesting and obtaining
a report from the District En- J
gineer's office at Charleston, S. [
C. The office had planned to
file a report of engineers' In-;
vestigations in August but that.
would have been after Congress;
had gone home.
| Through the efforts of Um-j
, stead and Clark, the report has j
been secured earlier and Gen
eral Wheeler, chief of U. S.
Army Engineers, Civil Functions,
[Division, has placed the proposal I
[befor? the Rivers and Harbors
I If the board finds favorably,
Senator Umstead and Representa
tive Clark are expected to pro
ceed immediately with a bill
j authorizing a $250,000 appropria
tion to drain the crooked, log
clogged stream.
I Umstead and Clark said to
Iday that funds had already been
made available for final surveys
which would be necessary before
(Continued On Page Four)
Convention At
Bolivia School
Democrats Will Hold Coun-1
ty Convention On Satur
day, May 15, In High
School Auditorium
D. B. F rink of Shallotte, chair
man of the Democratic Executive
Committee, calls attention to the I
fact that the State Democratic
Convention will meet in the Mun
icipal Auditorium at Raleigh, on
May 20, at noon.
For the purpose of organizing,
and also for the purpose of elec
tioing delegates to the State Con
vention, the county convention
will be held on Saturday, May
15. This will be held at Bolivia
school building at 2 o'clock.
Precinct meeting will be held
at all precincts in the county on J
Saturday, May 8th. These meet
ings are for the purpose of elec
ting delegates to the county con
' vention.
REA Will Bring
Relief To Many
Before Next Fall
E. D. Bishop, Superinten
dent Brunswick REA In
Washington This Week
With Plans For Expans
Induction Of Plenty Of
Power Will Permit Ex
pansion Of Present Dis
tribution System
One thing that hundred? of
Brunswick and Columbus county
families are very much interesed
in the question of when will the
Brunswick Rural Electric Mem
bership Corporation be able to
complete Its milifon dollar power
expansion project. The answer to
the question ' came this week
when E. D. Bishop, Superinten
dent of the corporation, was in
terviewed, Mr. Bishop said:
"With good luck all the new
lines should be in service by
August, certainly by the first of
"For your information," said
Superintendent Bishop, "we have
100 miles of new distribution
lines under construction now. The
bid for thp construction of the
transmission line from Whiteville
to Shallotte has been approved
and the contract signed. The F.
J. Seastrunk Company, Inc., of
Columbia, S. C., is doing this
For the past 3 months the
inswick REA has had a total
of 81 employees of its own on
various jobs that are part of tho
expansion project.
The final plans and specifica
tions for the remaining 300 miles
of the 400 mile transmission and
distribution line project have been
prepared. Superintendent Bishop
is In Washington, D. C., with the
plans this week. He expects that
the bid opening will be held very
soon. His plans are to have all
distribution lines completed by
the time the transmission iiiic*"
can be put in service. At tho
present time the distribution lines
are overloaded and any attempt
to saddle them with additional
users of current would be dan
gerous. ?
All new distribution must wait
until it can be tied in with the
additional power that will see us
putting into operation the most
modern and up-to-date system
known to engineers of today."
To meet the needs of the ex
pansion, a q'uonset type ware
house that will also have tem
porary office quarters is now be
ing erected on the Whiteville '
road half a mile west of Shal
lotte. This building is 120x40 feet.
A large two-story brick building
for offices is to be constructed
at the same place as soon as
possible. Meanwhile, a part of
the warehouse will sorve as tem
porary offices. Mr. Bishop said
the warehouse should be finish
ed and the office moved there
within about six weeks.
Injuries Fatal
To Local Youth
Thomas Fulwood, Jr., Die?
Of Injuries Sustained In
Motorcycle Accident Near
Hospital Saturday Night
Funeral services are being held
here at the Southport Methodist
church this afternoon at 3
o'clock, for Thomas Fullwood, Jr.,
22-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Fullwood, Sr. The young
man died in the James Walker
Memorial Hospital in Wilmington
Monday night as a result of In
juries he received in a motorcycle
wreck Saturday night.
Riding the machine on the
highway Just north of the Dosher
Memorial Hospital, he crashed it
into a truck that was being driv
en by Jimmle Ratcliffe, another
young Southport man. Although
the accident was only a hundred
yards from the local hospital, the
nature of his injuries and the
fact that only one surgeon was
available here at the time caused
him to be rushed to Wilmington.
He is survu&d by his parenti,
Mr. and MrdP Thomas Fullwood,
Sr., two brothers, James Worth
and Otis Eugene Fullwood and a
sister, Margaret Seresa Fullwood.
The funeral services this after
noon are being conducted by Re*.
H. M. Baker, pastor of the South
port Baptist church. Burial wilt
be in the Northwood cemetery,
with the boys of the Sea Sob*tS>
serving as honorary pallbeartHfcf
The active pallbearefs are Reew
Swan,- A. W. Smith, Jr., Jack
Dosher, Hoyle Dosher, Sonnfe
Potter and Paul Dosher. - .^'

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