North Carolina Newspapers

    The State Port Pilot
Southport, N. G.
Published Every Wednesday
Entered as second-class matter April 20, 1928, at
the Post Office at Southport, N. C., under the
Act of March 3, 1879.
ONE YEAR $1.50
Wednesday, June 9, 1948 j
Need More Milk
We believe that dairy farming offers
a brighter future to an ambitious, intel
ligent young man than any othei type
of farming in this county.
Last year it was necessary to import
63,880,651 pounds of milk into North
Carolina. Reduced to a term of common
knowledge, that is about eight million
gallons, and that is a lot of milk.
What's more, at prevailing prices, that
represents a lot of income for farmers
of other states.
Our section is peculiarly well suited
to milk production, because with our
year-round grazing it is possible to cut
commercial feed costs to the bone. We
have thousands of acres of land which
might well be placed in the production
of feed and forage, and the resulting
cash income will be a healthy influence
upon our local economy when price
supports drop from under some of the
more popular cash crops.
There is no doubt about it, dairying
is hard work, and if our people do go
in for it, they should be prepared for
long hours of regular labor. Dairy far
ming is good business, but it requires
constant application.
Which reminds us of a conversation
we had recently with J. E .Dodson,
Brunswick county agent. "Sure, we
ought to have more cows on the farms
of our county," he agreed. "There's
nothing I know of that would improve
the health of our people and the regu
lar cash income of our farmers more.
But we'll never see the day until the
extension specialists at State College
develope a cow that don't have to be
milked on Saturday night or Sunday."
Oyster Culture
Last fall the Rev. L. D. Ha.vman, pas
tor of Trinity Methodist church, was
named to head a committee to make a
study of the possibility of producing
more commercial oysters in Brunswick
county. With characteristic attention to
detail, the Rev. Mr. Hayman went fully
into the matter, and at a recent meet
ing of the Lions Club submitted a writ
ten report of his findings.
The following information comes
from his report:
"The Committee has made inquiry
and find that some oyster planting on
a very small scale has been done in the
vicinity of Calabash; and from a rather
reliable source we learn that more of
this is to be undertaken by some of the
citizens in that section.
"The Committee finds that we have
no natural rocks or areas comparable
with those in the sounds of Core, Pam
lico, and Roanoke here in Brunswick.
However, we do have some areas in
the vicinity of Smith's Island (Bald
Head) where both oysters and clams
grow, but no large natural rocks of
great commercial value. Near the South
Carolina line from Buzzard Bay south
ward thru the Inland Waterway and
tributaries, we find that oysters and
clams grow; and that the quality is
fine, but the size of the oyster is not
large by comparison. We have plenty
of area for the 1-acre or more private
plantings in these vicinities south of
South port.
We recommend and would seek to
encourage private planting of oysters
and clams by our citizens of Brunswick.
We suggest that the Lions Club of
Southport urge the Department of Con
servation make plantings experimental
ly and for the encouragement of all
who are interested in this worthy pro
ject. Bids have been submitted for this
planting in Brunswick. However, the
Committee is not informed as to the
letting of such bids and contracts. We
note the appointment of J. M. Williams
as oyster inspector for Brunswick coun
ty, and urge the Lions Club to give him
strong support."
Convention Delegates
It isn't long until the two great poh<
tical parties hold their quadrennial
conventions in Philadelphia.
Not everybody knows just how dele>
gates are apportioned or even how
many delegates are sent from North
Carolina. This state sends 40 to the
Democratic convention and 26 to the
Republican convention. Perhaps readers
will be interested in knowing just how
these figures are determined.
Republicans apportion their conven
tion delegates as follows:
1. Each state automatically sends
four delegates at large.
2. Each state having a Congressi
onal Representative-at-large sends an
additional two delegates at large.
3. Each state which went Republi
can in the 1944 Presidential election,
or, failing that, subsequently elected a
Republican senator, sends an additional
three delegates at large.
4. Each congressional district which
cast at least 1,000 votes for the Repub
lican presidential nominee in 1944 or
for the Republican nominee for Cong
ress in 1946 sends one district delegate.
5. Each congressional district which
cast at least 10,000 votes for the above
(no. 4) sends one additional district
6. Alaska, Hawaii and the District
of Columbia, each send three delegates
at large.
7. If the last-electcd congressional
delegate from Alaska or Hawaii is a
Republican the territory sends an addi
tional two delegates.
8. Puerto Rico sends two delegates,
the Canal Zone and Virgin Islands
Each delegate is entitled to one vote
in the convention.
Democrats apportion their convention
delegates as follows:
1. Two delegates for each congres
sional district.
2. Two delegates at large for each
senator and two for each represenia
3. Four additional at-large dele
gates from those states which went
Democratic in the 1944 presidential
4. Six delegates each from Alaska,
District of Columbia, Hawaii, Puerto
5. Two delegates each from the
Virgin Islands and Canal Zone.
Each of the above delegates has one
convention vote.
But the delegates at large may be
doubled, at whim of states. If states
choose to double their allotment of at
large delegates each such delegate has
one-half a convention vote. Practically
all states take advantage of this rule.
It gives old party workers a trip and
gets their name in the paper.
Rats A nd Rats
Did anybody ever call you a rat?
It's done sometimes, you know . . .
and not as a compliment.
But, there's a sort Of compliment for
rats in the current issue of Better
Health magazine.
Yes, "of all the animals in the world
the rat is one most like man in all its
That's a conclusion reached by Lynn
G. Maddry, and Mr. Maddry ought to
know. For seventeen years a part of
his work as sanitarian with the North
Carolina State Board of Health was
dealing with rats, but not on friendly
terms. He is now senior chemist with
the Laboratory of Hygiene.
Mr. Maddry estimates that there is
at least one rat for every man, woman
and child in North Carolina, and that
these unwelcome rodents cost Tar
Heels about $12,000,000 annually?or
about four uninflated dollars from the
pockets of every Tar Heel every year.
How can you and I save those four
frogskins this year?
Mr. Maddry suggests: (1) rat-proof
your buildings, (2) starve 'em?keep
garbage cans covered, don't leave half
of your lunch laying around, etc., (?J)
poison 'em, (4) screen drains and sew
er pipe with heavy mesh wire, and (5)
help your local health department in
rat control drives.
Chances are, with a program like
that around your house, you'll be ready
for the compliment when somebody
calls you a rat-killer.
Mule That Goes Up Is
(Continued from page one)
were sarcastic of the predictment
my mule was in. As I could not
get him out of it, I was in the
same fix myself.
"I got out my truck and sent
off for 500-feet of lumber, mostly
heavy planking, 2 x 4's and 4 x
4's. The mule weighs 1400 pounds
and his upstairs apartment was
j so high we had to build a long
J and substantial structure if we
were' to rescue him without in
jjury. It took us nearly half a
; day to build the runway, and
j there was plenty of help. We
? finished it at last and also took
out the upstairs window under
which we placed it. We had to
saw out the side of the building
under the window to get it near
ly even with the floor. Then we
were ready to launch the mule.
"For this ceremony I sent four
big negroes upstairs. Two of them
were to get the mule into posi
tion and to stand one on each
side of his head to steer him
straight at the start. The other
two had boat paddles with which
to christen the mule on the stern
at the proper moment. They got
the mule in position and the two
with the paddles slipped up be
hind him. The crowd of us wait
ing down on the ground sud
denly heard the paddles smack
against the stern of the mule.
On the same instant the four
negroes let go with a chorous of
mule-skinner language.
"It worked," concluded Mr.
Brown, "that mule came scud
ding down the runway without
a hitch."
Week-End Business Is
(Continued on page Two>
Along with the opening of the
Pavilion the Long Beach Manor,
directly across from the way, has
recently been completely over
hauled, reconditioned and refurn-'
ished by its new owner, A. H. |
Boatwright. The Manor is in
charge of Mrs. Lela McMillan
who furnishes both rooms and
The Seashore Grill has also
been put in tip-top shape for the
season. The Grill operates con
tinuously the year around. In ad
dition to meals and refreshments
it has an excellent dance floor
and will stage dances throughout
the season. 1
Stott's Store is stocked brim
full of everything that visitors
forgot to bring with them when j
they left home for the beach. The |
store handles everything that is j
usually found at your favorite j
corner grocery, from meats, gro- j
ceries, ice, fish, milk, fresh vege-,
tables, on down to daily newspa
Rabon's restaurant is being op-.
erated this season by the owner,
George Rabon, who has facilities
for serving meals and refresh-1
ments. Last season under the di
rection of Jimmy Bigford this
was one of the most popular
places oiv the beach.
Arlington's Long Beach, is a
subsiduary of the Southport firm
and makes beach wear, clothing
of all kinds and novelties avail
able at a convenient location for
beach visitors.
The beach has a number of
other places, and all owners and
operators are set to do their part
towards a big season and con
tinuous development.
Along with the pavilion open
ing with its big dance Saturday
night everything else being set
for a big week-end, the Capitol
City Auction company of Raleigh,
Sanford and Warrenton, will stage
one of the biggest residential lot
sales of the year Saturday after'
noon. This sale, with its oppor
tunity to many to get choice
beach residential property, is ex
pected to add hundreds of visit
ors to the week-end crowds that
are certain to be at the beach.
(Continued from page one)
McKeithan, Bennie Williams,
Muriel Hood, Sam Bennett, Fred
Spencer, Fletcher Danford and
Earl Wescott.
Beside his wife, Mrs. Minnie
Lee Hickman, Mr. Hickman is
survived by three sons and eight
daughters. They are, Dollie H.
Hickman of Gainsville, Fla?
Woodrow W. Hickman of Wil
mington and Charles Hickman,
Jr., of Southport. Mrs. C. E.
Johnson, Charleston, S. C.; Mrs.
Goodyear Tires in All Sizes
We Sell Quaker State Oil
U. S. No. 17 Supply, N. C.
Being able to buy better merchandise for
less money is what has gained for our com
munity the reputation it enjoys for being the
best shopping center in the county.
General Merchandise
Window and Door Frames, Door and Window Screens?
made to order. I can save you money when you have
this kind of work to be done.
Come around and see me. All work Satisfactory.
Shallotte Point, ? ? Shallotte, N. G.
Southport, N. C.
7:00 A. M.
9:30 A. M.
*1:30 P. M.
4:00 P. M.
6:00 P. M.
7:00 A. M.
*9:30 A. M.
1:35 P. M.
4:00 P. M.
6:10 P. M.
10:20 P. M.
??These Trip? on Saturday Only.
**?This Bus Leaves Winnabow at 6:10 Daily.
7:30 A. M.
10:50 A. M.
4:00 P. M.'
6:00 P. M.
9:00 A. M.
1:35 P. M.
6:10 P. M.
10:20 P. M.
R. M. Walton, Wilmington; Mrs.
W. H. Potts, Pomana Park, Fla.;;
Mrs. Sam R. Watts, Southport;
Mrs. Joseph Lewis, Southport; |
Mrs. B. H. Rogers, Southport;]
Mrs. Henry Hix, Southport and
Miss Lettie Hickman, Southport.
(Continued from page one)
back and forth across the water
way. Only two cars will be taken
at a time and during nearly an
hour of observation the ferry did,
not make a trip either way with
less than a capacity load. It was
doing all it could.
With the paving of the new
road completed there will be no
trouble in getting to the ferry.
The trouble, according to resi
dents of the beach, will be in
getting across the waterway. The
ferry is safe enough in its small
way, but that way is very small. I
It will be inadequate to handle
the traffic that will result from!
having a modern road to a popu
lar seaside resort. i
??Tontinuea From Page On? t
mated 150,000 North Carolina au
tomobile drivers whose surnames
begin with C. or D. To date only
60,000 have been re-examined for
license. It is evident that a
great many drivers in this coun
ty must get their license before
the end of the month or face
Beginning the first of July and!
continuing through December j
31st, it will be the turn of the!
drivers whose names begin with j
"E", ?F?i and ?q., be examjn_ |
, continued rrom page One)
$100.00 and costs.
Morris Goff, assault, nol press
John Henry Porter, reckless op
eration, no operator's license, im
proper brakes, 60 days on roads,
suspended on payment of a fine
of 550.00 and costs.
G. B. Lewis, fishing without
license, motion to non-suit grant
Harry Daniels, Albert Daniels,
assault with deadly weapon.
Ninety days on roads for Albert
Daniels, judgment suspended on
payment of a fine o f$50.00 and
costs. Thirty days in jail for
Harry Daniels, suspended on
payment of costs and good be
havior for a period of two years.,
John Gause, public drunken
ness, 30 days in jail, suspended
on good behavior for 12 months
and payment of costs.
Willie Berry, public drunken
ness, 30 days on roads, suspend
ed on payment of co3ts and good
good behavior for one year.
Levy Berry, drunk driving, 60
days on roads, suspended on pay
ment of a fine of $100.00 and
Conly Weldon Page, reckless
operation, fined $25.00 and costs,
fine remitted.
Continued From Page One
number of fish caught. However
the boatmen who did report stat
ed that all boats made big
While they made catches,
sport fishing boats running out
from Southport had poor luck
nearly all of last week. North
east winds bucking the tides over
Frying Pan Shoals, made a mud
dy ocean and no self respecting
game fish gets hungry enough
to strike under such conditions.
The boats had parties and the
parties caught fish, but nothing
to brag about.
A. B. Willis, Jr., of Shallotte,
is leaving this week for sum
mer school at the University of
North Carolina. He has been at
E. C. T. C. during the past ses
Negro Held In
Attempted Rape j
Harris Bellamy, Waccamaw
Township Negro, Being!
Held Under Bond Of $5,
000.00 For Trial At Spec
ial Term
Of outstanding interest at1
the next term of court will be the
trial of Harris Bellamy, a Wac
camaw township negro, accused
of attempted rape of an eight
year old white girl. Given a hear-1
|ing in Recorder's cJZrS
the defendant in th; ^
held under a fiVe ^ k
lar bond. ''^J
Another rape ca*?, 1
ed yesterday, and faJV
corder s court Harrv e I
Longwood negro, ls L^l
a preliminary hearing ? (
that he attacked Lil],
ker, 14 year old neg3|
day. " f
Dr. and Mrs. H v v I
daughter. Stuart ^ I
are at their home ?,
Beach for I'..,. ?"
' announcement
The Shallotte Livestock Market
. . . will be open for the purchase of hojrs
every day, beginning Monday, Dec. 1, 1947 ' Jj G
in g each day thereafter. '" - cm
W. McKinley Hewett, Mgr. Shallotte, v
Sava money, time and trouble on
your motor trips this summer.
Drive in now .. i make your old,
winter-worn tires, pay up to 25%
the cost of new, safe Pennsylvania
P-100 tires.You'll be set for trouble
free driving. Don't delay . . . come
in today. You're welcome to save
on Pennsylvania P- 100's.
f$ 1.25
our Old Tires Can lit*!
Down Peym??f J
TIRES . . . WHEELS . . . RIMS . . . RECAP"j
Phone 1I0-J W. C. BLACK
1. Higher Teacher Pay to bring salaries in line with w'ial ^
is paying.
2. Equalization of teacher pay on a county basis, so 11 > ?
counties will not suffer at the expense of richer counts
can afford to pay a local supplement.
3. Reduce Teacher- Loads in class-rooms.
4. State-Aid for building school houses.
5. Improved Farm-to-Market Roads.
6. Equal Taxes on Co-ops and other Businesses.

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