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Southport,~N. C.. Wednesday. May 26th, 1948 . published every wepnespai >i.so per veam
IN NATIONAL CAPITOL
TOURISTS?Members of the Senior Class of Bolivia j is shown a picture of the group, including the chaper
. s tjol ;y...lie a trip to Washington, D. C., recently j ones, with the dome of the capitpl standing out promi
!?:' tiK celebration of their graduation. Above > nently in the background.?(Star-News cut.)
mg Prison Terms Given
Men In Roadhouse Slaying
ite Asks For Continuance ;
n Case Or Captain E. I.
looway; Many Other
tatters Settled By Court
?i vti.'. men were found
f c: xcor.'i degree murder
in Brunswick county Super- j
court Wednesday before
[! John J. Burney, who sen
le JtaruR George McDonald!
trto from 12 to 14 years and ?
iy : Davis, alias Woodrow j
s. to 22 to 23 years, to be [
b. ir the supervision of
State Highway and Public j
Is m?r. were held in the
base slaving of Leslie B.
t:: Watsor Bolton man,
suffered fatal knife wounds
s affray at the Charlie Hat
pace at Navassa in March.
W of Captain E. I. Conway
14arge that inquires inflict-1
resulted in the death
> '-ate Sheriff John G. White
1 ?.".tinned upon motion of
state when one of its key
?ess was found to be un
Waco King was found
p ity of reckless operation.
E. Privett was found
'? " charges t public drunk
1; ^ judgment continued
tha upon payment of
? was found not
^ 1,1 non-support.
B- Robinson pleaded nolo
??dre to two charges of dis
? if mortgaged property.
?' was taxed with costs
wtinued on Page Eight*
To'"nS place for South
2 will be the
. ' next <loor to the
, '""?trt. This will be the
fe-Mhat al1 VotinK in
nas not been done at
to-t e' an'> vo*e's of
P-eci , t No. l will
to vote there.
^ *?tal Woman's Club
p. -, l11 v.:II be present
Tfuit',-wtn,nK at 8 o'clock
? ? o'clock
M ^ JlPfiotlist church. A
tf^r r . '!*< 1)6611 Practicing
III, A-ks under the di
^ in??rS" L>allas "'gott. and
, ? "??''?cntal numbers on
h> ,r"nn w'" feature the
^ A silver offering will
Long Beach Pavilion
Has New Ownership
Lives Are Saved
By Quick Action
The prompt action of an em
ployee of the Armour Fertili
zer Works at Navassa probably
saved the lives of six fellow em
ployees one day this week.
The men, Frank Gore, Richard
Sanders and Fred Parnell,
white; and Fred McKinnon and
two other negroes whose names
are not available, were mov
ing a heavy piece of sheet iron
and it came in contact with a
live wire, carrying 440 volts.
Another employee of the com
pany, Lee Paden, was standing
near the switch and he prompt
1 ly pulled it, releasing the men
from the voltage. The four
1 above-named were all taken to
i the James Walker hospital in
Wilmington and treated for
minor shock and burns.
Has Good Luck
Party Led By S. L. Braxton
Of Whiteville Had Fine
Luck Fishing From Moja,
Of Captain Victor Lance
Off Southport Monday
Monday Captain . Victor Lance
on the Moja reported a catch of
210 blues and mackerel. The!
blues were medium in size, with ?
a lot of large ones mixed in. The
mackerel were all pretty large.!
Guests on the Moja for this trip i
were Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Brax-'
ton of Whiteville; Mr. Roy E.
Hoke, Charlotte; Mr. and Mrs.
Gene Poe, Auburn, Ala., and Mrs. j
Billy Evans of Maxton.
The Idle-On, Captain Basil
Watts, reported taking out a
party of restaurant keepers of j
Wilmington on its Monday trip. I
This party got 152 bluefish, trout ?
anil Spanish mackerel.
J No reports were received from'
other boats that were out. Asl
a rule the Kiabab, Captain James
Arnold; the Patricia. Captain
Adanjs, and several other boats |
have parties and report good
catches almost daily.
I The week end usually sees
more parties than the boats can
I handle. '
Carl M. Watkins And Eu-j
gene Tomlinson Purchase
Amusement Center From
J. F. Garrell Of White
NO BEER WILL BE
SOLD AT PAVILION j
Plans Call For Opening Of
Some Facilities By June
5, With Dining Roam
To Open June 12
The Long Beach pavilion has
bought from J. F. Garrell of
Whiteville by Carl M. Watkins,'
Jr., of Norlina and Eugene Tom
linson, of Fayetteville, who are j
now rushing preparations fori
opening for the summer.
Mr. Tomlinson stated Monday
night that the soft drink bar and
dance floor will open June 5th j
and the dining room will be open
about June 12th. A feature of
the operation of the business this
year is that no beer will be serv
ed at the bar. The new owners
plan to give the best service and
operate on a plan that will be a
credit to the beach.
They will have dances every
Saturday "night with a good or-j
chestra to furnish music. Dancesj
will also be staged on other spe
Mr. Watkins comes here from
the Hotel Norlina. He has been
a regular visitor at Long Beach
for the past ten years, as has
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Graduation Exercises To Be'
Held Oh Thursday Even-1
ing At 8:30 O'clock; Bac
calaureate Sermon Heard j
.Commencement exercises come
to a close at Shallotte high school J
tomorrow (Thursday) evening at
8:30 o'clock with the graduation1
exercises, which again this year
will feature talks by members of
the senior class. J
Salutatorian is Darius Stana
land and valedictorian is Clarice
Holden. Other high spots in the
program will be the presentation
of the Hamilton Mintz Memorial
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To H>k$ftaol :
Solicitor Of Ninth Judicial
District Was Principal
Speaker At Graduation
Exercises In Southport
Commencement exercises for
Southport high school came to a J
close Monday night with an im-j
pressive address to members, of
the senior class by F. Carlyle,
solicitor of the 9th Judicial Dis
He offered a challenge to the
members of the graduating class
when he declared that scientists
have made the declaration that
everything in the world is per
fect with the exception of man.
Mr. Carlyle recounted the various j
factors which go toward influenc
ing the development of the in-,
dividual, pointing out that differ-1
ent reactions all along the line
help to make create a citizenry
with varied interests and varied
Applying his thinking to one >f
the major problems of the times,
the speaker counseled his young
listerners to lend their influence
to a good and lasting peace, to
the end that World War II may
Mr. Carlyle was introduced by
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Break News Of
Telegram Received Wednes
day In Whiteville Advis
ed That Favorabla Re
port Has Been Made On
Project Has Been Pushed
By J. P. Quinerly And J.
E. Dodson, Who Have
Had Strong Support
Brunswick and Columbus spok
esmen for the Waccamaw River!
flood control and drainage project
were advised today that Army
Engineers had turned in a fav
orable report on their preliminary
survey of the proposed develop-*!
The news was received by the
Washington offices of Senator
William B. Umstead and Repres
entative J. Bayard Clark and was
in turn relayed to J. P. Quinerly
of Whiteville and J. E. Dodson
I of Brunswick.
The following telegram was re
ceived from Representative Clark
(who rushed to Washintgon Tues
day night for consultation with
I War Department officials.
"The War department has re
leased to Senator Umstead and
myself the following: 'Informat
ion has been reived from the of
fice of Chief of Engineers that
! Colonel Edward G. Dally, district
[engineer, Charleston District, for
warded his favorable report on
a preliminary examination of the
Waccamaw River, North Carolina,
to Colonel Mason J. Young, divi
sion engineer of the South Atlan
tic Division, who in turn will for
ward this favorable report to
Washington for review by the
Board of Engineer for River and
Harbors. It is expected that this
favorable report will reach Wash
ington about June 1, 1948. The
project under investigation in
volves consideration of the pro
blems of flood control and major
drainage on the Waccamaw River.
In the event that the Board of
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To Be Discussed
An important meeting has been
scheduled for Bolivia high school
on Thursday night, June 3, at
which time Dr. Wm. P. Richard
son of the State Health Depart
ment will lead a discussion of the
need for a County Health Depart
ment in Brunswick.
With the resignation of the
county health nurse, Mrs. Lou
H. Smith, becoming effective with
the end of this fiscal year, it
will be necessary to consider plans
for the continuation of health
work in this county. Citizens and
taxpayers are urged to attend
w. B. KEZIAH
frot having seen him in siv-;
eral weeks, we hardly knew our
friend, State Highway Patrolman!
Flowers, when he showed up htre j
the past week. He had taken on
so much weight and was other-(
wise looking so healthy. When
he was asked how come, he sfiid:
"Well, I quit smoking and I drink
a quart of milk a day".
We have a pretty regular hab-,
it of going to bed about the time
the movies open each night. This
is not because we have any brief
against the movies. It arises
purely out of the fact that we
get up somewhere between three
and five each morning. Early
rising makes a corresponding de
sire for early retirement. So, we
had not been to the movies in
fifteen years until last week roll
ed around. Then Manager Bro
man Furplus of the Aniuzu stop
ped us and told us he had a spe-]
cial fishing feature he wanted usi
to see as his guest. It was' fine.'
While farmers here and there
are bragging about this or that
thing they are growing and how
advanced their crops are, it re
mained for a town man to come
to the top of tlie class with to
matoes. Last week we were in
vited around to see the six rows
of tomatoes of Mr. and Mrs.
Glenn Fraser in their Swamp
Garden. Three of the rows were
planted early and the plants are
now well bedecked with tomatoes
that arc as large as hen eggs.
Always giving fine service at
Southport, before and since the
Installation of the dial system,
the Bell Telephone and Telegraph
Company is now well equipped to
take care of all immediate needs
for phone service locally. New
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Local Contests To Share
Interest With State And
National Races Saturday
CLEARING AND PLANTING
ON TURKEY RANGE COMPLETE
Investigation Shows That Some Turkeys Already Using
Orton Game Refuge
AH immediate work in connec
tion with the growing of food on
the Orton State Game Refuge
has been completed, and project
leaders, Robert J. Wheeler, Jr.,
senior biologist, and Grover C.
Quinn, junior biologist, left last
week for the Unwharrie National
Forest project in Montgomery
county. They will return in the
fall for further work.
Mr. Wheeler stated that a
careful check has revealed that
wild turkeys are on' the five
thousand acre tract. Most of these
are hens, and with food provid
ed and with protection from pre
datory animals and hunters, there
should be a substantial increase
The men have cleared 25
acres at strategtic points in the
big wooded area. This is for the
purpose of growing food that
will supplement the natural varie
ties already there for the turkeys
and other game birds. Of the 25
acres, 15 have been planted In
Great Striata Crotalaria. This is
to build soil. Neither birds or
animals will eat the crotalaria.
It reseeds itself and is a valu
able soil builder. The land will
be used later for food crops for
Five acres have been put in
German millett. This Is an an
nual and is intended to furnish
food, as are the 3 acres that were
planted in chufas. The chufas re
seed themselves. Wild turkeys are
very fond of the chufa and
eagerly scratch it up and devour
it. The remaining 2 acres of
clcared land will be used for ex
t perimenting to determine what if
any varieties of native grass is
best suited to the birds.
Eighteen tons of lime and 7
tons of fertilizers were used on
the above crops. Ten acres of rye
will be planted in the fall along
with clover and grass crops.
Beach Residents To
Ask Route Extension
Here For Repairs
Enrou te to Bermuda from
England, the 90 foot ketch,
Marta Catherina, with a crew
of four and three passengers
put >n at South [K) rt till.? morn
ing for minor repairs to her en
gine. A sailing vessed and
amply to continue her voyage
as she was if the winds willed,
Captain decided to bring her
in here and make r.-pairs be
fore proceeding to Burmuda.
Off Southport the winds, at
which sport fishermen often i
howl, played them a trick. They i
were becalmed and had to lay
to for two days until one 'of ?
the big shrimp of Lewis J. Har- !
dee went out and towed them
The engine of the Maria Oath
crina is used for various tasks, j
operating the light plant, oper- 1
ating anchors and pumps and
fnrnising the auxiliary to the
sail power when entering and
leaving harbors or when be
Special Term i
Set For July,
Superior Court Judge Being'
Assigned For Special Ses-'
sion For Trial Of Crimi
nal Cases; Date Is July
Two months ago the board of
county commissioners, Solicitor
Clifton Moore ar.d attorneys, re
quested a special term of crim
inal court for Brunswick county
to handle cases that could not be
disposed of at last week's regu
lar spring term.
At the time Governor Cherry's
office advised that no judge could
be found to hold the requested
session. All were busy.
This -week Clerk of Court Sam
T. Bennett was advised by Mrs.
Alma Corbett, Executive Clerk
in Governor Cherry's office, that
a Judge would be available for
the week beginning July 12 and
a special appointment will be
made for him to come here at
This special session will permit
the July trial of Captain Edward
I. Conway on the manslaughter
charge against him in the death
of Sheriff John G. White last
fall. It will also permit the dis
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Short Distance Added To
Present Mail Route Serv
ing Holden Beach Would
Greatly Improve Mail
PATRONS NOW MUST
With The Present Rate Of
Growth Of This Popular
Resort Some Improve
ment May Be Work
According to a Raleigh lady
spending the past week at Hol
aen Beach, the folks of that [
thriving beach community would
be saved several thousand dol-'
lars each year if U. S. mail
Route I from Supply were extend
ed 400 yards to deliver mail at
or near the Holden beach hotel
or at the J. & K. store.
As things now stand, residents
of the beach have to drive to I
the ferry and cross it to get!
their mail and to send outgoing
mail. This means a trip for a
lot of people every day and of
ten a wait until the ferry goes
or comes. Ofter the ferry has to
make a trip carrying just one
car or one person across and
back to get mail.
If the ferryman does not like
to make a round trip for just
one person on foot all that per
son to do is to drive his or her
car on the ferry, give it a free
ride across and back, with no
other object than to get or send
It seems to be just a matter
of whether the mail carrier shall
go in or a lot of people shall
have to come out to meet him.
The present status of things is
that mail for Holden Beach is J
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Of REA Members
Meeting Scheduled For Wil-!
liams School Near White
ville On- June 9; Varied
Program Being Planned
The annual meeting of the
Brunswick Electric Membership
Corporation will be held at Wil
liams Township School near
Whitevllle on Wednesday, June 9,
according ? to an announcement!
from Manager E. D. Bishop.
Entertainment, business and
barbecue dinner are on the pro
gram which begins at 10 a. m.
I In calling attention to the as
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Heavy Voting Predicted
Officials For Saturday
Primary Election In This
BOTH PARTIES TO
Party Choice For Recorder,
Of Deeds And Com
missioner To Be De
cided At Polls
Brunswick county citizens are
up to their biennial pasttime rf
politicking, and for once the
county ticket is being forced to
share the spotlight with district,
state and national candidates.
Just as it promises to be
everywhere else, the race be
tween Senator W. B. Umstead
and former Governor J. M.
Broughton looks like a close con
test in this county. There has
been a lot of work done for botfc
It looks like Charles M. John
son should pile up a commanding
lead over other gubernatorial
candidate in Brunswick county
voting, with the possibility that
R. Mayne Albright may offer
him the stiffest competition. W.
Kerr Scott has a lot of strength,
and if it gets together before
Saturday may make a good show
ing for the former commissioner
of agriculture. Oscar Barker, W.
B. Stanley and Olla Ray Boyd,
the other candidates, are expect
ed to pick up only scattered ?up
port in Brunswiclc.
There is considerable interest
in the race between Hargrove
Bellamy, F. Ertel Carlyle and J.
Robert Young for the Democratic
nomination of Representative
from the 7th Congressional Dis
trict. This is a hard one to pre
dict, but it appears that Carlyl?
has a good chance to lead th'e
field. Bellamy, by virtue of hi?
being a resident of Wilmington,
has a good chance to be at or
near the top, while Bob Young
has some good strength in . some
sections of the county.
There will be plenty of interest
in races for county offices, as
both the Democrats and the Re
publicans prepare to nominate
their full ticket in Saturday's
Primary Election. There has been
little upon which to base an
estimate of strength, so a full
list of candidates are listed be
low, and the voters may take
For county commissioners Dem
ocrats, R. L. Rabon, G. O. Jones,
G. B. Ward, W. Herbert Brew,
B. C. Williams, David Ross, J.
Worth Stanley and Fred Allen."
For county commissioners: Re
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Charlie Hattem Place At
Navassa And Charlie
Robbins Place On U. S.
No. 17 Are Closed By
Two Brunswick county road
houses were padlocked this past
week by sheriffs officers in ac
cordance with action taken again
st them at last week's terra of
criminal court. Both places were
condemned as public nuisances.
Hatten's Place, one of the pla
ces closed, is located near Na
vassa and has been (he scene cf
various crimes, the most recent
of which vas murder. Several
years ago it was closed and the
owner ordered out of the county.
He went only as far as Wilming
ton and continued the operation
of his place through a manager.
The scene of many arrests, It
has become so notorious that resi
dents of the community are aaid
to be experiencing a sense of def
inite relief at the padlock being
put on it.
The second place padlocked
was the Charlie Robbins, Jr.,
dance hall and road house on
Route 17, about a mile west of
the Brunswick River Bridgfe
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