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- ? 6 pages today Southport, N. C., Wednesday, June 16, 1948 N published every Wednesday 91.50 per yeah
ifltion Bible
School Begins
fhis Morning
- ho0Ms" Pnmari'y
f* Of Other De
J^tions Welcome
^jjions Will Be Held
to announcement by
^ Rev L. D. Hayman,
?Ir Trinity Methodist
begin Vacation Bible
?Wednesday), at 9
I'XWn of the church.
^ 15. have been pro
i fyc
M not in other church
MZf be admitted, provided
*,'h .nas no provision for
fan, nature. The foliow
will be taught: Begin
with Mrs. Worth I
i" ctifliffi- Methodist Text i
*orU About Us".
junior course will be j
t, Mrs. M. R- Sanders, |
it The Story ami Work I
Methodist Church". The
^tes course will be j
?? Mrs. J. T. Denning, us
tot book "Exploring The'
jjHi intermediates" to
'*tth pupils' individual text
t Great Hymns and His
'?il"k taught both Juniors
fcermediates by Mrs. L. D.
jj. raking use of instru
i r.:usic. specially selected
ii of the church and a his
i these hymns. The pastor
pre the course in Church
ex and the Meaning 01
e Meniership. The text
?i will be "Your Church
!k . And be out of stock,
ok substitute will be used
liiiuon to the teachers al
iased. the following will
inatti as helpers and assist
it call: Mrs. Joe Ramseur,
Bier. Lewis, Mrs.- R. B.
i>:r and Miss Pat Arringt
Son period will be ob
it am day and at unan
(?: s:wd refreshments will
ewi The school will end
By sorting. June 27th. with I
r?s of certificates. The act
I taching days are eight,
inest have a record of five
Itwtar periods to be eligi-1
~ nrtficate. No exception i
to sne can be allowed, and j
isue-up days are provided. |
nm dally from 9 o'clock
* ^ with additional time
Kation and the surprise
te? periods.
i ?
b truss ,
aariy new home of O. B. J
toy. at Boggie Branch on i
6 between Supply and j
H '*13 destroyed by fire
kfiii'moon. It is understood
'ttt contents were also lost.
h C. Ed Taylor attended
??tt!T.ent exercises at N. C.
1 College Monday evening
son. Edward Taylor, re- l
* its ,;egree from the textile
P*1-' throughout Brunswick
P Invited to join in a
P W Wednesday afternoon
I'?? B*ach honoring Mrs. Lou
retiring county nurse
more than twenty years
the county in this cap- .
F frervone is urged to at*
r?4- to take a basket lunch. |
I ?
I?' *d practicing medicine
for a good many
P* and Mrs. M M. Rosen
P?* within about 25 miles
L .^c., They now live at
P*4* rniy th;S time it is
California, where Dr.
I^1 ? practicing medicine
F **ery.
j^1? HoWen, son of Dr. and
t ' Golden, of Holden
leaving Thursday by
L &n Franciso. where
PtW* .aS a Mil'sbipman on
? ^ Xavy Carrier Prince
ly 1 t*o months cruise to
' ?ther islands. Mld
?rWwn 52 Universities are
Ik, "'"?us carriers. Their
K ^*111 include gunnery pra
K.** and at a base
Beaches Of Brunswick
Are Considered Safe
Family Victim
Of Flying Bug
Air travel is a business ex
pedient for R. F. Plaxco, mana
ger of the Brunswick Naviga
tion Company in Southport, but
the Southport businessman con
fesses that he likes to tly and
has started taking lessons which
eventually wi| lead to h h pilot
ing his own plane.
But the flying bug has bitten
two other members of his fami
ly, his daughter, Bess Miller
Plaxco, student at Mary Bald
win College and Frank Plaxco,
Jr., student at Fishburn Mili
tary Academy. Both the young
sters want to join their father
in flying lessions, and late re
ports that soon the Flying
Plaxcos will be three In num
Lengthy Docket
Before Recorder
Several Cases Disposed Of i
Wednesday Before Judge
W. J. McLamb With
Others Continued For
Another Week
A lengthy docket was piled up
for Recorder court officials here
last week. Sveral cases were set
tled, while others were continued
for another week. The following
dispostion was made:
Peter Thurman Burbage, drunk-!
en driving changed to reckless
, operation, fined $15.00 and costs.
James Dudley .assault with
deadly weapon, continued to
June 23rd.
Hester Dudley, assault, continu
ed to June 23rd.
Maggie Foster, assault, continu
ed to June 23rd.
James Dudley, assault with
| deadly weapon, continued to
June 23rd.
George Charity, Jr., assault
with deadly weapon ,six months
on the roads, suspended on pay
ment of costs aijd good behavior
for two years. , '
Frank L. Duggan, speeding, con
tinued to June 30.
i Louis S. Field, speeding, capi
James Ernie Carswell, speeding,
Riley Vance Wilson, speeding,
Mike Williams .assault with j
deadly weapon, continued to1
June 23rd.
Joseph W. Cunningham, speed
ing, continued.
William J. Stone, speeding, fin
(Continued on page 21 ? (
Inquirly Reveals That No
Drowning Been .Re
ported From Brunswick
Resort In Recent Years
Location Of Brunswick Bea
ches With Ocean To
South Helps Beaches
With Breeze
A few days ago an inquiry
was received regarding the fre
quency of drownings at Bruns
wick county beaches ,the inquirer
wishing to know if condition were
reasonably safe.
Checking in order to be able
to give an accurate answer re
veals that no one here recalls a
single case of drowning among
beach bathers in twenty-five
years or more.
There have been the usual
number of drownings in rivers,
inland waterway .etc., but there
have been no drownings of swim
mers at bathing spots along the
coast in a quarter century so far
as anyone knows.
The explanation is simple. The
Brunswick county coast line runs
in an east-west direction. Protect
ed by land, the Brunswick coast
line escapes severe storms and
hurricanes which usually move in
from a northesterly direction. As
a matter of fact, the hundred
(Continued on page five)
Beach Property
Changes Hands
About Thirty Lots Reported
Sold At Long Beach Dur- j
ing Past Week - End; j
Building In Prospect
About 30 nice lots changed
hands at Long Beach Saturday
and as a result of these and oth
er recent sales a big step-up in
new home construction is expect
ed shortly. About 15 new homes
are now in various stages of con-.
Bruce Cotton, Charlotte busi
ness man who bought two build
ing lots Saturday, stated that he
would start construction right
away. Others who bought also
announced immediate building j
plans. In addition to thenew buy-|
ers of property many of the old
owners of lots are getting set to
build now or in the near future. !
There is no boom in progress.[
Building operations and plans for,
buildings are just getting away
for a good continuous stride along
most of the entire 2 miles of
beautiful strand and safe bath-!
ing waters that make Long Beach'
an appropriate name.
shown Everett Sheppard at
his home in Shiloh, N. J.
The lower photo shows Mr.
Sheppard standing in a
field of tomato plants
which were produced in
Brunswick earlier in the
Spring. Present outlook is
for a good crop.
Express People
Will Lend Hand
Shipping Plants
As a result of a visit here the
past week the long arm of the
Railroad Agency, with both air j
and rail express, will reach out]
to do all that it can to interest
Northern plant and truck grow- J
ers in the possibilities of produc-[
ing their plants*ii? Brunswick]
G. K. Campbell, Washington, D.
C., A. T. Johnson, Wilmington and
C. R. Taylor, Charlotte, ffrmed
a party headed by R. E. Burn
ham of Norfolk, who spent the
day here Wednesday. All are ex
press company officials.
Mr. Burnham, as traveling com
mercial agent, was especially in
terested in the tomato plant
growing possibilities and also in
the prospect for growing cabbage
lettuce, beet, bell pepper and oth
er plants for shipment. I
With W. B. Keziah serving as
a guide, the party drove seven
miles out on the river road to
inspect the tomato plant farm
of E. H. Sheppard and discuss
possibilities with him. Last year
Mr. Sheppard pioneered tomato
plant growing in Brunswick. He
proved the plants could be grown
here amply early for shipment
to the fields in New Jersey, and
that they were as good, if not
better, than those grown at oth
er points with a long haul having
to be made to get them to the
fields. i
Although Mr. Sheppard is out
(Continued On Page 5)
Revival Service
Set For Local
Baptist Church
Rev. Herbert F. Baker Will
Preach During The First
Week With Visiting Min
ister The Helping Second
Guest Minister Is Former
Missionary To Brazil;
Music Director Brother
Of Local Minister
Still using the high school audi
torium for their worship pending
the competition of their beauti
ful new brick church, the South
port Baptists are planning for
two weeks of special services be
ginning June 20, according to n
nouncement made this week by
the pastor, Rev. H. M. Baker.
Rev. Mr. Baker will do the
preaching for the first week and
he plans messages aimed to deep
en the spiritual thinking of the
church members and all attend
For the second week he will
have a guest minister who will
do the preaching. This minister
is Rev. J. R. Allen of Bello Hori
zonte, Brazil. Mr. Allen is a
graduate of Furman University
and the Southern Baptist Semin
ary. He has been a missionary in
Brazil for the past 28 years and
will be returneing to that country
in October. Most of his work in
Brazil has been in the interior as
an evangalist.
Assisting with the the music
during the full two weeks of the
service will be Clifton A. Baker
of Waco, Texas, a brother of Rev.
Mr. Baker. A student at Baylor
University where he is majoring
in music, Mr. Baker was the star
this spring in Mozart's Opera,
"The Marriage of Figaro", per
formed in Waco. During the past
(Continued On Page Four)
Says Sails May
| Show Up Soon
Capt. Victor Lance Reports
Presence Of Plenty Of
Bait Off-Shore And Pre
dicts Early Sailfish Luck
Captain Victor P. Lance, skip
per of the Majo, reported Mon
day that conditions offshore were
getting very much better for sal
fishing. He has seen a number of
schools of bait, chiefly flying fish,
and says that the sails should be
showing up before long.
Heretofore no attempts have
been made at sail fishing off
Southport until well Into the fall.
Captain Lance, who is experienc
ed with these fish and whose boat
caught the first large one ever off
Southport, sees no reason why j
they should not be found and tak
en in the summer as well as in
the fall.
In a trip to he gulf aboard the
Majo with Captain Lance, P. G.
Menzies and party from Hickory
boated 61 large blues. One bonita
was also boated, a barracuda was
lost after being brought to boat,
two amber jacks followed the bait
(Continued on page Two)
Saying that he did not think it
was any of our business, but that
he recognized the fact that we
appear to be on good terms with
State Highway Commissioner J. t
A. Bridger, County Superintend
dent of Schools J. T. Denning has j
asked Us to pass along to Mr.)
Bridger his compliments for the
building of the short stretch of
road from 130 to the Waccamaw
school. As Mr. Bridger takes this
paper and reads this column, he
can accept this as thanks in full. (
To serve until he comes over,
again to go fishing with us.
We have often heard the old
saying of "Be sure your sins will
find you out." But we never1
suspected ' that the saying would
apply to us personally. That is, j
we did not suspect it until the!
other day. At* that time R. E.
Burnham, traveling commercial
agent for the Express Agency, I
came in with a big wad of news-'
paper clippings of everything we j
have written for this and the'
daily papers, about growing to
mato plants in Brunswick coun-1
ty. He and his agents had col-,
lected them in some way and he!
brought them here to confront'
Express Agency officials here
this week and interested in to
mato plant growing, may mean
a great deal. The company has
contacts in every hamlet, village
and town. With. Brunswick coun
ty having lands and climate per
mitting the growing of early
farm and garden plants for the
northern truck growers, the ex
press people can be counted upon
to aid in letting those truck
growers know about K. With a
good start already made, it can
be put down as a certainty that
this county is on its way to be
filled with a very desirable class
of land owners.
As a newsman who recognizes
that a lot of Interest centers on
(Continued on page rour)
Little Phil Among
Guests At Opening
Popular Little Former Patient At Dosher Memorial
Hospital Is Now Up And About
Mack's Cafe had its formal re-|
opening Friday night, but there
is a story elsewhere about that.
Next day Mack said to a report
er: "If you write anything
about last night be sure and say
that little Phil was here and look
ing fine. His friends will be glad
to know how he is now."
The reporter thought that Phil's
friends really would be glad to
know he is. For 9 months two
years ago while Phil lay on a
bed at the Dosher Memorial Hos
pital this reporter could not go
anywhere in the country without
people asking how Phil was.
- Phil is the 9-year old son of
Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Yount who
live in the Antioch church com
munity. Christmas 1945 found
him a very happy little boy. A
mong things he had received a
costume play suit, replete with
fringes. Within a few hours his
happiness turned to agony.
Playing too near a blaze in the
yard at his home the play suit
I caught fire. The little man was
horribly burned about the legs
j and body.
J For nine months he lay in the
hospital, weak but always cheer
ful, always glad to greet and
talk to his friends despite the suf
fering of his body. Hundreds of
j people from all sections of the
; county went to the hospital for
no otiier reason than to see and
j talk cheeringly to little Phil.
When folks from Southport hap
' pened to be anywhere in the coun
i try an unfailing inquiry of them
j was: "How is Phil"?
The nine months in the hospital
found him always holding his
'own, despite the fact that no one
thought he could live. The nature
; of his burns were might help him.
j So, Phil's parents took him to
j Gastonia.
| Before he left he asked this
I paper to tell all of his friends
j good by and how he would miss
! (Continued On Page Four)
Extensive Paving In j
Prospect At Shallottel
Sotithport Lady
Gets Orchid Lei
The greatest profusion of orc
hids ever received by any local
person arrived airmail, special
delivery, Monday morning for
Miss Helen Fulcher.
Her floral extravaganza was
an orchid lei, made up of 25
perfect blossoms, which was
sent her by . her brother, Robert
Fulcher, from Hawaii. The post
mark revealed that the package
had been dispatched from the
Pacific island Friday morning,
thus completing the 5,000 mile
journey in three days.
The orchids appeared to be
none the worse for their long
Services Close
At Soldier Bay
Revival Meeting And Vaca
tion Bible School Held
Last Week At Soldier
Bay Baptist Church
Soldier Bay Baptist church in
Waccamaw township had an es
pecially fine Vacation Bible School
and revival last week. Attendance
at both was good and some 20
persons joined the church as a
result of the revival.
The Vacation Bible School was
held each morning, with the re
vival services at night. Heading
the school was Rev. Harold J.
Stevens, assisted by Miss Irene
Bonjours, of Orange, New Jersey,
and Marion Martin of Conway.
Local people also assisted.The
average daily attendance was 126.
The night revival services were
conducted " by the Rev. Mr. Ste
vens and Mr. Martin. Large
crowds attended each service.
Worms Destroy
Brunswick Corn
Army Worms And Bud j
Worms Have Caused Un
usual Amount Of Dam
age To Corn In County
This Spring
Army worms and bud worms
have caused considerable damage
to the corn crop In places this
year, and W. Claude Gore, of
Shallotte, stated this week that
he had to plow up five acres of
his corn and plant the land in
soy beans.
More or less damage appears
to have been sustained through
out the county with few corn
growers escaping entirely.
The State Extension Service
says that this year's damage isl
general throughout North Caro- j
lina. They attribute the cause to
the cold winter. As a general
thing the worms hatch out dur
ing both the winter and spring.
With the cold last winter the
winter crop of bugs was late in
hatching and when they did come
on they found the young corn at
just the right stage.
Despite the damage by these
pests the county appears set to <
make a fine crop of corn. Many'
fields are already laid by. Bruns-1
wick county grown roasting ears!
(Continued on page 2)
Several Roads Lying In
Residential Section Of
Shallotte Being Mad<
Ready For Early Paving
With Improvement Of These
Sections Of Road Travel
About Shallotte Will
Be Simplified
| With practically all of the dis
jtance lying within the corporate
I limits of Shallotte, the ?tatej
, Highway Commission is carrying
on a road building program of
I approximately three miles, all of
which is to. be hard surfaced.
This week W. R. Holmes, Shal
[lotte citizen, asked a newsman to
hop into his jeep and go over this
'road, which fills a big need and
j should contribute greatly to the
I expansion of Shallotte, especially
the residential section.
[ The road starts out between the
brick buildings of the Shallotte
Trading company and Waccamaw
Bank building, passing several re
sidences, including the George F.
Goley home where Mr. Holmes
was barn in 1882. It crosses
Browning Branch, a never frying
stream that is fed by a spring
that was extensively used for j
water in the old days. It passes
the Fred Mintz farm and the
Brunswick Cold Storage plant;
the Methodist parsonage, the J.
A. Russ farm and home, the R.
D. White property and the W. R.
Holmes home; the Olen L. Cox
home and livestock sales stables.
Turning at the stables the road
goes about three-quarters of a
mile, crossing Mulberry Branch
and entering Route 130 about a
mile west of Shallotte.
From the Cox stables to the
intersection with 130 the road
passes the W. L. Swain farm, the
E. D. Bishop home and farm the
W. R. Holmes farm and another
of the George F. Goley farms.
Going back to the Cox stables
a branch of the road runs straight
out to the State Prison camp. The
Sellers landing field adjoins the
prison camp.
Going back to the Cox stables,
another branch of the road runs
eastward to enter Route 17 at the
(Continued on page five)
Opening Dance
Well Attended
Large Week-End Crowd At
Long Beach Enjoys Open
ing Dance Of Summer
Season At Pavilion
Despite the fact that it is
still only early June, a large
crowd attended the dance at the
Long Beach Pavilion Saturday
night. Many couples were on the
floor and the spectator crowd ap
proached the overflow. The finest
of order prevailed and Virgil
West and his orchestra lived up
to their reputation for fine dance
music. It is understood that this
orchestra is to furnish music for
other dances during the summer
and fall.
Apart from the folks at the
dance, Long Beach is said to
have had all of its visitors re
cords for June smashed Friday,
Saturday and Sunday. This week
end is expected to draw even larg
(Continued on page 2)
REA Meeting Is
Well Attended
On Wednesday
Gwyn B. Price, REA Chair
man For North Carolina,
Wai Principal Sueaker
At Annual Meeting Of
I 'ember*
Di cuuion Of Plan? For Ex-,
p ruion Reveal That Thi?
County Is In For Bet
ter Service Soon
Some 350 members of the
Brunswick Electric Membership
Corporation attended the annual
membership meeting at the Wil
liams township high school In Col
umbus county last Wednesday.
F. D. Bishop, manager of the cor
p ration, was ill at his home at
f- and unable to attend.
J i Mallard, Tabor City
1 who Is attorney for the
? ation, presided In the ab
i .. of Mr. Bishop.
Gwyn B. Price of Raleigh, chair
man for North Carolina for the
REA, spoke on the present over
load the REA is carrying and the
need of expansion. This need of
expansion, it seems, is general
without the Brunswick REA be
ing included, a sthe expension
work is already in progress In
Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen
At the business ssslon W. A.
Mintz, F. E. Lay, Foy D. Fowler,
J. L. Robinson, Fronis Strickland,
C. D. Branch, A. P. Henry, John
B. Ward, W. N. Hewett, N. C.
White and D. L. Mercer were
elected directors of the corporat
This week Manager Bishop had
about recovered form his illness.
Referring to the expansion matter
that Mr. Price spoke about, Mr.
Bishop said that contract# would
be let very soon for the remain
ing part of the 470 miles of new
distribution lines in Brunswick,
Columbus and Bladen counties.
Much of this mileage has been
built and current is available for
all lines as soon as the new trans
mission lines from Whlterllle ar?
completed and the sub-stations
Material for the sub-stations on
route 130 six miles south of
Whiteville and a mile west of
Shallotte on the ground and the
right of way is cleared. Two sep
arated rights of way had to bo
cleared between Shallotte and
Whiteville as the interests of safe
ty deman that distribution and
transmission lines shall not be too
close together.
Mr. Bishop showed a newsman
over the large new quonset ware
house building at Shalllotte Sat-,
urday. This building, located on a
two acre lot on which a large
brick office building will be built
later, has emporary office quart
ers that will be occupied within
a few days. TTiese offices will b?
used until teh regular office build
ing can be erected. When the of
fice building is built the entira
quonset building will be used as a
warehuose and shop.
Mock Wedding
Friday Night
Was Principal Speaker
Promised By WomanleM
Wedding Being Staged
In High School Audi
ipusi v
A Womanless Wedding undtf!^
auspices of Southport Baptist
church will be staged Fridaj
evening at 8 o'clock at Southp
high school auditorium, with
ceeds to go toward the buildin
While plans for this gala social
event have not yet been complet
ed, the names of many of the
principals are familiar, and fri
ends throughout the community
are planning to attend the nup
The bride is to be G. D. Rob
inson, and a tip received from
the bride's dress maker reveals
that a total of 16-yards of mat
erial was required to make the
wedding gown. The groom Is the
Rev. H. M. Baker; the best man
Robert Thompson; the maid of
honor. E. H. Arrington; the,mat
ron of honor, Jim Johnson; the
organist, S. T. Bennett; the sol
oist, Edgar Finch.
Bridesmaids will be Prince O'
Brien, Herbert Johnson, Lindsey
Robbins and Floyd Dilsaver; the
officiating minister will be Davis
Herring; the bride's mother, Hub
ert Livingston; the bride's father,
Robert Johnson; groom's mother,
H. T. Bowmer; groom's father,
Claude Ford; the baby brother,
Joe Wilmouth; groomsman, Rob
ert Johnson; relatives, Jimmy
Radcliff, Ivan Ludlum, Out
(Continued on page fiv^

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