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-^ sl\iEtN 6-pageTtoday Southport, N. C, Wednesday, June 2371948 published every wednesdai ?1.50 per ycm
ductor Now
Long Beach
And Mr*- Benjamin
r Are Spending A;
""weeks Vacation At
i a? Southport,
?te And Bolivia In
?^rtJ During Spring
Concert Tour
vrs. Benjamin Swalin,1
*1" here early in the year,
* by the Little Sym-j
Monday to spend j
">it the Arlington cot- j
't Long Beach.
lin. conductor, was;
pleased at getting back
'sUnck ju?t as he was
? Jt the nice reactions to ?
%tra when it appeared
-interview Monday after-,
stated that the Greater |
Carolina Symphony Or-j
jnd The Little Symphony j
_ nude "? appearances,
I,- the state in the late '
Ih early spring. During |
.elements 125.000 school:
, attended and heard the,
men on May 8th Tlie[
North Carolina Symphony
a biggest audience when j
Madcast a performance1
entire network.
_ ? the fact that only a
paiivelv small number of
throughout the state can
v&te the full orchestra.
, it is desired to give all
children an opportunity to j
Dr. Swalin follows the j
of taking the full or
to the larger cities and j
I :ices as have adequate
p facilities. For the smaller
0 i-i consolidated schools he
. ? small unit that is known
f Little Symphony. This j
t comprised of some of the
?tisclans in the full or
rv The r. a.n rga'-'taUon
its at the University while
Lti" Symphony is on tour,
teto: Swalin stated that
wr-phony would start an
1 tour of the state in Jan
? "45 With the University
K .* the fall much time
1 * spent In rehersals, etc.,!
fe> ie symphony takes to I
t i hoped that the symphony
iwar ;n Brunswick county
I K Southport again next
t raect'.or. with Conductor
ife Swalin being now at
13each. it is interesting to
Hat Dr. Thor Johnson, con- ?
t of the Cincinnati Sym-'
f :rchestra is scheduled to |
!rneighboring Caswell
c arlr in August. Dr. John-1
i a building lot at Cas-'
? k:it and it is understood
> '?".II spend the summer
a home there for his
&^ppiv" *T'S Cross
* ^mpany -jl c?"'
so 'i' stretch
? %3tte Tr Prapenetor of
t-M t^ts ComPany.
I '?rth?rn marif *W York and
' HC states
fc^Ct IT*
k; ar"J fall *ock of
?> Shaiiotte. 800ds ever
Rt?*?- or coun.
L Znaten ,session here
L*> holiuaf0"^ Ju,y
ht hLfor* re/ulJ 6 this
;.*H that meeting
ft* the f ffSS10n Will
r*!'July s ''"owing day,
h ^gmfrTwick Coun(y
? at the R ,!nlisted in
PH"r>1ingtonOC?lling Stat"
k; C" week
pL *-'ken ? J Miliken,
P' ,j Fre, i ames E.
l>? of an/1 and Rus
R\*< 0f these
RS? ii ??Se 0,6 lst
Rj? 0f 'JutyPaA, f0r 8
r>h ere an ? 7' oth
Ifc tour a,CCepted for a
Ps. " <"% With the
CANDIDATES?Charles M. Johnson, left above,
was the high man for Governor in Brunswick county fol
lowing the first primary, but faces a run-off Saturday
against W. Kerr Scott, right, who was only 8,000 votes
behind him in the State total. Below are shown F. Ertle
Carlyle, left, and Hargrove Bellamy, opponents for the
Democratic nomination for Congressman from the 7th
School Board Short Of
Funds foK-County Need
Joint Meeting Of School
Body With Board Of
County Commissioners
Results In Grant Of One
Half Total Requested
This Condition Also True At
Waccamaw; Leland May
Need More Room Un
der Plans For New
At a joint meeting of the
board of county commissioners
and board of education last week,
the board of education asked for
$53 000.00 for various needs of
the schools in Brunswick during
the coming year, but the board
of commissioners cou^i only see
its way clear to appropriate $23,
000.00 of this requested sum.
Some time back it was report
ed by an official State Commis
sion that the schools of the coun
ty needed a million dollars for
various uses of the schools.
The sum requested at this
meeting was for the purpose of I
buying three new school buses
at a cost of approximately $3,- j
000.00 each. Other needs are for |
insurance and rentals, the part-1
salaries and travel allowance fori
home and agricultural teachers
and to repair nad maintain the j
many buildings owned by the!
board of education. Seven thous-1
and dollars was to be used for j
debt service.
Illustrating the great need of
money for the schools, H. C. j
Stone, principal of the Shallotte!
high school and D. B. Frink, a1
board member, appeared at the |
joint session and asked for class i
room relief at Shallotte. They J
(Continued on page rour) I
Mt. Olive Is
Host To Camp
Total Of 132 Attended
Brunswick Baptist Asso
ciation Camp; Meets j
Next Year At Mt. Pisgah |
The Brunswick Baptist Asso- J
ciation Camp met at the Mt. |
Olive Baptist church between
Supply and Bolivia on June 11-i
12, with 132 in attendance. |
Mrs. Alex Bogie, young peo- j
pie's leader, was in charge. Folks i
who came froln a distance and I
who could stay overnight were
assigned to homes by Mrs. Grace
Green and Miss Annie Lou John-i
son, who were also camp nurses.
Special music was given by
the Mt. Olive Sunbeams. Taking
(Continued On Page Fowtf
Another Big
One Got Away
I Fishing; in the Lockwood
Folly Inlet, that divide* Long
Beach from Holden Beach, Dr.
R. J. Hyatt of Southport hook
[ ed onto the daddy of all red
j drum Saturday afternoon. The
doctor says it weighed fully
| 75-pounds.
Alone in his boat. Dr. Hyatt
I fought the fisih for over an
I hour, brought it to the boat
' and while endeavoring to lift
I it aboard his 63-pound new test
i line snapped" off, the fish get
j ting away.
Dr. Hyatt has been getting a
| number of large red drum in
j the inlet. Saturday while he
was fishing a party from Hol
| den Beach came along with six
red drum. The largest weighed
30 pounds and the smallest 12
Harnett Youths
Have Adventure
Three Lillington Boys Make
1 Trip From Lillington To
Holden Beach Down Cape
Fear And Inland Water
Traveling in a small open row
boat that they say cost then $7.50
to build and in which the best
they could do was to make four
miles per hour, three adventurous
17-year-old Lillington boys touch
ed at Southport for a brief while
last week and were again con
tacted when they arrived at Hol
den Beach and spent some time.
They started out from Lilling
ton on June 8th and on the initial
j 12 miles of their trip down the
Cape Fear they capsized twice.
Some of the crew narrowly escap
ed drowning and they lost some
of their supplies.
When they arrived at Holden
Beach and were interviewed by
Bill Grady, storekeeper at that
place, they figured they had
traveled 200 miles and the total
cost of the trip to that point was
The boys were Joe Gunter, Don
May and Bobby Parrott, all of
Lillington. Their boat was 14-feet
| in length. In addition to their
j oars they had a one and a half
' horse power motor that would
carry the craft along about as
[fast as the oars. They fished
I some at various points . enroute,
'cooking and sleepihg on the sandy
beaches. At Holden Beach they
(Continued On Page Four)
Market Opening
1 Dates Will Be
Released Tues.
Committee To Meet In Ral
eigh June 29th To ' Set
Dates For Opening Of
Tobacco Markets
Marketing Committee To!
Name Dates Is Composed
Of Growers, Ware
housemen And Buy
24.?(AP)?Opening dates of
bright leaf tobacco markets will
be announced at Raleigh, June 29
by a 15-man marketing commit
tee, a spokesman for the Tobacco
Association of the United States
said Monday.
J. Con Laier, executive secre
tary of the ? TAUS, which held
its annual convention at the Ca
valier hotel, said the association
will appoint a five-man commit-!
tee to meet at Raleigh with a|
similar committee representing
growers and warehousemen.
The Leaf Tobacco Exporters!
Association, also in annual con- >
vention, held its first meeting
Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The TAUS held its first general
session Tuesday morning. I
Both groups adjourned Wed
nesday after hearing talks by J.
B. Hudson, president of Tobacco
Associates, Inc., Washington, D. I
C., and Rep. Harold D. Cooley. 1
Hilarious Time
For Audience
Womanless Wedding Here
Friday Evening Was Me
morable Event For Large
Crowd In Attendance
Southport citiaens laid aside
their worries for an hour Friday
evening while they had a hilarioji*
| time at a Womanless Wedding
sponsored by the Southport Bap
tist church for the beneftt of
the building fund.
The tempo of the entertain
ment is suggested when it is re
vealed that G. D. Robinson was
.the blushing bride who was given
in marriage to the Rev. H. 'M.
Baker. But to stop there would
be to leave, o'ut some of the
most distinguished characters
| ever tb attend a social function
in Southport. ?
| For Instance, there was the I
'organist, Sam Bennett; the so
loist, Edgar Finch; the grand
mother, B. J. Holden; the city
Cousin, Jimmy Radcliff; the old
maid aunt, Carl Brock; the neigh
bor, Ivan Ludlum; the baby bro
ther, Joe Wilmouth; and the re
jected suitor, Chas. M. Trott.
I The mother of the bride . was
Hubert Livingston; the mother of
the groom, H. T. Bowmer. Brides
maids were Prince O'Brien, Her
bert Johnson, Lindsey Robblns
and Floyd Dilsaver. Matron of
honor was Jim Johnsoli; maid of
honor, E. H. Arlington. The
! flower girls were "Jack Swan and
Glenn Jones; the trainbearers,
John Sanders and Austin How
lard. Otto Hickman was the ring
These were the characters who
kept the crowd in a constant up
jroar during the ceremony, but J
the crowd had been conditioned
for this by an earlier feature!
j (Continued On Page Four) |
Shallotte Lions
Honor Mrs. Smith
I Mrs. Lou H. Smith, who re
tires as county health nurse at
i the end of this month after 20
years of service, will receive a
U. S. Saving Bond and an ap
propriate letter of appreciation of
her services from the Shallotte
.Lions Club.
| At their meeting on Thursday
| the Lions Club voted unanimous
ly to present Mrs. Smith with the
.bond as a testimonial of apprc
! ciation.
Beer Petition
Is Presented For
Board Approval
Commissioners Forced To;
Return Petition Calling
For Special Election On
Beer Question Because Of
j T. T. Ward, prominent farmer j
of Waccamaw township, appear
ed before the board of county;
commissioners Monday with a
petition calling for a special)
election to vote on the matter of|
legal sale of beer in Brunswick |
Inspection of the petition re
vealed that it had not been pre
pared according to law, and the
county attorney gave instruction
as to how this document pro
perly should be drawn. It is sup
posed to carry the signatures of
fifteen percent of the voters who
'cast their ballot for governor in
the last general election.
| Other matters taken up be
fore the board were of routine
I Importance. The blind grant was
increased by $30.00 following ap
proval of a new application for
assistance. Alden Hewett was re
lieved of all taxes on real estate
for 1938 and prior years because
of double listing.
The commissioners voted to de
liver a deed for his property fore
closed for taxes to George West
on upon payment of $287.67, the
amount now due for taxes and
interest. A similar motion was
taken to deliver to James Bryant
a deed for the Moses Bryant land
upon payment of $114.55. A third
action of this kind would deed
the William Loftin Estate lands
to Gertrude Hickman upon pay
ment of the sum of $138.00 in
taxes and interest.
Varied Matters
Heard In Court
Several Cases Covering Va
riety Of Offenses Dispos
ed Of Before Judge W. J.
McLamb Wednesday
A variety of matters were dis
posed of here in Recorder's court
Wednesday before Judge W. J.
McLamb. The following disposi
tion of cases resulted:
Lester Benton, public drunk
ness, 30 days on roads.
D. M. Garrold, public drunk
ness, 30 days suspended on pay
ment of costs and good behavior
for one year.
Willie Randolph Bryant, speed
ing, $10.00 fine and costs.
Henry T. Lewis, speeding, reck
less operation, fined $15.00 and
Leonard Gaines, speeding, ca
Bernice Coan, killing dog, con
(Continued On Page u'our)
This practice of naming babi
es after fond papas, such as John
Doe II, John Doe III, etc., has
got us into trouble. When you j
!want to say eleven you had bet-J
ter write it out instead of figur
ing it as II. In a story last week ;
we described the beautiful 11
mile long stretch of strand at j
Long Beach. Thee story came out,
reading, "The beautiful 2 mile
long, etc." It happens that Long,
Beach folks are proud of their j
long beautiful strand, running all
the way from Lockwoods Folly,
Inlet to Caswell. We are proud,
of it ourself and there was no
intention of saying that this, the
longest strand we know of 6m-1
bracing a single beach, was only
2 miles in length.
Vernon Jeter, son of Frank Je-,
ter, who iS known throughout this I
and other states for his agricult
ural writings, spent last week at
Long Beach with the Kappa
Sigma from State College. Hav
ing graduated at Duke, this che
rublic youngster begins the study
of medicine this fall. To us a
remarkable thing is that during
a full week we neveer once went
to Mack's or the Pavilion at Long
Beach withcyt Vernon showing
us inside of five minutes. He al
ways had a pretty girl along,
sometimes 'half a dozen. Those
Kappa Sigmas were pretty good
"I like the way you folks here
in Southport, especially the State
Port Pilot, are cooperating with
our Brunswick Beaches. You are
doing a lot to help develop Bruns
wick county and our folks at
Long Beach are really apprecia
(Continued on page fiv?|
Plan Photo Story Of
Shallow Depth Of Surf
Broad Strand And Gradually Sloping Beaches Of Bruns
wick Add To Safety For Bathers
To show the beautifully slop
ing nature of the Brunswick
county beaches, a gradual shelv
ing away from the strands that
is said to account almost entire
ly for the absende of dangerous
undertows, arrangements are I
now being made to measure the !
beach strands for width and also j
to measure the water at low
tide to show how far a bather
can go without getting in water
over five feet in depth.
These measurements will be
taken at Caswell and Long
Beaches near Southport, at Hol
den Beach at Supply and at
Ocean Isle at Gause Landing,
and will be used as data for a
picture story to be sent daily,
newspapers early in July.
John Hemmer, crack State J
News Bureau man, is scheduled
to be here on a picture-making
tour early in July. Along with
the facts obtained by the meas
urements it is planned to get sup
porting pictures at each of the
above places to go with the story.
The safety of the Brunswick
county beaches has never been
given the consideration that it
deserves. It is a matter of record
that undertows have not in re
cent years claimed the life of a
single bather and it is hoped that
such a record can be maintained.
This is said with a full recogni
tion of the fact where there is
deep water some one is bound to
be drowned at some time or other
through their own carelessness
or other circumstances. The point
being stressed is that the Bruns
wick beaches are the safest on
the coast.
Caswell Beach is owned by R.
W. Powell and associates of
Goldsboro; Long Beach by the
Carolina Lands, Inc., of Charles
ton; Holden Beach by Dr. R. H.
Holden, Shallotte, Luther Holden,
Supply, Mrs. Rhoda McMillan,
Red Springs, E. S. Holden, Caro
lina Beach and others. Ocean Isle
is owned by D. Stowe Crouse of
Myrtle Beach.
Talmadge Page, principal of
the Newton Grove school in
Sampson county the past year,
has been -elected principal of the
Ruark Store Destroyed
By Fire Late Saturday
Nol Pros Taken
In Conway Case
A nol pros has been taken In
the case against Capt. E. I.
Conway, for whom a true bill
charging manslaughter ?as re
turned at the May term of
court by a Brunswick county
grand jury.
Capt. Conway was arrested
by Sheriff John G. White and
Deputy Sheriff Daught Tripp a
few days before his sudden
death last fall, and it was
charged in a warrant taken out
for Capt. Conway that injuries
suffered in a scuffle at the
time of the arrest contributed
to the cause 61 the death of
the late official.
A civil action In this matter
is now pending.
New York Men
Purchase Home
Long Island Truck Farmers
Purchase Dr. J. A. Dosh
er Home Near Southport;
May Grow Plants Locally
A deal was closed last week
'for the sale of the Dr. J. A.
jDosher home and five acres of
[grounds to Milton, George and
Carl Lindner, of Long Island, N.
Y. These brothers, extensive truck
| crop growers or. Long Island,
plan to use all of the available
land for the growing of plants
that will be transported to Long
Island and set out on the farm
Heretofore the brothers have
had to depend largely on hot
house grown plants for early
truck crops. This was an expen
sive procedure when they needed
more than 200,000 early plants. J
In addition, the hothouse grown
plants lack the hardiness that is:
to be found in those grown out-j
] This spring the Lindners came
I to Brunswick and grew their
'plants on the Thompson Mc
Rackan farm on the River Road.
Their plants grew so well and
were so superior in all ways that
the brothers decided to buy land
! (Continued On Page Four)
Week-End Crowd
Visit Beaches
Crowds Comparable To
Holiday Gatherings Flock
To Brunswick County
Beaches For Past Week
"About as big as the 4th of
July," was the way that both
Long Beach and Holden beach
folks described their week-end
crowds this week. With all houses
filled to capacity on week days,
both 'of these popular Brunswick
county resorts are beginning to'
see where they will be badly tax-]
ed to handle things when the hot
months of July and August bring,
their week-end crowds.
Although they had no schedul-,
ed dance, the pavilion at Long {
Beach has been having plenty of (
(Continued On Page Four)
Well Known General Mer
cantile Establishment In
Southport Suffers Total
Loss Of Building And
Good Work On Part Of
Southport Volunteer Fire
men And Men Of Sec
tion Base Save Other
The J. B. Ruark Co. store, old
est business in Southport to be
operated continuously by one
family, was completely destroyed
by fire Saturday afternoon as a
result of an explosion of an - oil
hot water heater used in con
nection with the meat depart
Established by the late J. B.
Ruark many years ago, it was
operated by him until his death
about fifteen years ago. At that
time his son, Cronley G. Ruark,
took over, later buying out the
other Ruark heirs and continu
ing the operation. A large wood
en building, the store was carry
ing about the largest stock of
any mercantile establishment in
Southport. About every line of
goods was handled.
The whole interior o? the build
ing was filled with flames and
dense smoke within a few min
utes after being discovered. Some
of the goods near the front were
removed, but both building and
contents may be described as
having been a total loss. There
was no insurance. In an inter
view yesterday Mr. Ruark placed
his loss at $20,000.00.
Mr. Ruark stated that at pre
sent his plans are indefinite, and
(Continued on page four)
Fishing Parties
Have Good Luck
Report* Of Trips Outside
During Past Few Days
Indicate That Conditions
Are Right For Good Fish
Capt. Victor P. Lance of the
fishing cruiser Moja has adopted
the practice of keeping a daily
log of his parties, number and
kind of fish taken. His first
such report is given herewith.
Some of the other boats "have
reports for one day.
Moja?June 16?J. P. Erwin
and party from Durham, 2 big
barracuda, 3 big bonita, lost
many others, a few blues and
mackerel taken.
Moja?June 18?Mr. and Mrs.
B. R. Carroll and family of
Hamlet, 60 blues, 2 mackerel, I
bonita, two large barracuda.
Moja?June 21?Jake Lackey
and party of Myrtle Beach, 42
blues, I mackerel.
Moja?June 22?H. T. Smith
deal and family, Johnson City,
Tenn., A. F.. Godston, Mrs. Fred
Goldston, Lake Waccamaw, 77
blues. This was a morning trip,
party had to come in early ow
ing to seasick members.
Moja?June 22?George W.
Stowe and party, from Belmont, |
52 blues, 3 mackerel. This was
a short afternoon trip after an
(Continued on page 4)
Voter Interest
Growing As 2nd
Primary Nears
Close Race In Pro?pect Be
tween Charles M. John
son And W. Kerr Scott
For Nomination For Gov
Another Close Contest In.
Prospect Between F. Er
tle Carlyle And Har
grove Bellamy
Brunswick county voters go
to the polls Saturday to cast
their ballots for a representative
In the Congress of the United
States and a Governor of North
Carolina, and Indications are
that there is a mounting interest
in the coming; contests.
F. Ertel Carlyle, high man In
the primary of May 29, is being
opposed by Hargrove Bellamy,
Wilmington business man, for
the Democratic nomination for"
congressman from the 7th dis
trict. Carlyle, who is solicitor of'
the 9th judicial district, led a.
three-man field last month by a
six-thousand vote margin. Sinco
that time supporters of both
men have been busy about thfc
district attempting: to line up
new strength for their candidate,
and the outcome of the voting
Saturday will in a large measure
depend upon the action of the
large block of voters who sup
ported J. Robert Young in the
first contest.
The race for governor is a
fight to the finish, with Charles
M. Johnson, high man by about
8,000 votes in the first primary,
attempting to hold this advant
age over W. Kerr Scott, the
runner-up. This contest has been t
a slam-bang affair from the
start, and from all sections of
North Carolina come predictions
that the voting Saturday will be
In the first primary Brunswick '
county gave Carlyle a small
lead over Bellamy and Johnson
a big lead over Scott.
The polls will open at 6:30
o'clock in the morning and will
close at 6:30 o'clock in the even
Eliminate Bad
Detour On Road
Visitors At Holden Beach
May Now Reach Destina
tion Without Hitting Im
passable section Of Road
The one bad detour on the new
paved road to Holden Beach was
definitely disposed of last week
by the contractor. Their own
asphalt plant having not yet ar
rived, they bought enough as
phalt from a nearby plant to
pave a little less than half a
mile of the new road from the
ferry towards the Junction with
Route 17.
The detours through the woods
on this short stretch of the road
had become practically impass
able. It is understood that the
whole road, on which the grading
is completed, will be paved in a
very short time. However, with
the detour as it was and the
heavy volume of traffic, it waa
decided that some emergency
paving had to be done without
waiting until the asphalt plant
could be brought in.
Traffic enroute to the beach
now leaves 130 at the old post
office building in Supply. It fol
lows this road to the intersec
tion with the new highway and
there enters on the paving for
the short distance to the ferry.
Former Leland
Resident Dies
Stephen Alonzo Regan Died
Last Week At Home Of
Brother In Charleston;
Burial In This County
Stephen Alonzo Regan, former
resident of the Leland section,
died at the home of. a brother 4n
Charleston, S. C., last week. His
death followed a heart attack.
The body was brought to Le
land and intered in the Wil
liams cemetery, following servi
ces by Rev. J. D. Withrow 'it
the Woodburn Presbyterian
Active pallbearers were D. T.
Brew, Arthur Sue, Bruce Rusa,
Wilbur Gainey, Elite Gainey, and
Emmett Gainey. ?
Mr. Regan la survived by one
daughUr, Mrs. Grace Thomas of
Leland; five sisters, Mrs. W. A,
Williams, Mrs. H. B. Williams, .
Mrs. F. B. Russ, Mrs. C. ,H.
Gainey, and Mrs. J. T. Gainey,
all 01 Leland; also his brother] ?

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