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pilot C-oxers
^.vick County
Most of The New?
All The Time
: Regulations
f d To Step
[(p Inspections
Having Automobiles
Various N,odeU !
Will Be Made
'"protection Of Man .
a Has Just Acquired
^ Motor Vehicle
L "vehicle Department
? * , , m?w set of rules i
'j??s designed to speed
jSanical Inspection Pro
! j vehicles.
81,1 five,
the remainder of
.twrious model vehicles|
,?*nted for inspection. |
X Moore. Director or
^rtWts Mechanical In
" Division. said the neces
?? the new regulations was i
Uder.t by the fact that at
^ of June only 250.185 of
jj-js >62.252 registered ve
lod been inspected.
K '<?*? requirements, which
ac effect immediately, stipu
ji! motor vehicles of year
i ap to and including 1936 j
*ta:ies of year models 1947
U1? must be Inspected by
IS 31.
Tar models 1937 and 1946
inspected by September
jtoiels 1938. 193?. 1943t|
jjj mo must be umpect- j
October 31.
Kb 1940 and 1942 must:
sKcted bv November 30.
jfoiels 1941 and 1949 must
bated by December 31.
Kechar.ica! Inspection Law,
Sv the 1947 General As
rtquires that all vehicles]
t inspected once during j
,jdtwice a year thereafter."
Qeiissioner of Motor Ve
i ;< pvyj power ,und?jr the j
Idprrauigate sucn ru.js and'
Kens as he deems necessary
i ainunistration of the law.
?King up the various dead-1
Mrcre said the Department!
k assured that by the end
W all registered vehicles'
law paid a visit to one of j
Saw's 36 mechanical inspec- (
laces. "In this way," hej
? "the lanes will not have
nierp such a tremendous
1 it the end of the year."
Ship's Wheel Provides
Base For Nice Table
Captain And Mfs. Roy Robinson Have Made Attractive
Table From Ancient Ship's Wheel
Captain and Mrs. Roy Robin
son of Southport have a beautiful
and unique table, created out of
the huge steering wheel of one
of the great square rigger sail- j
ing ships that plied the ocean
lanes a hundred or more years
All that is known about the
wheel is that it was salvaged by
the Coast Guard at Ft. Lauder-1
dale, Fla., some time in the dis
tant past. There is no record of
the name of the vessel from
which it was taken, nor of when
the ship was wrecked. All that
is known is that the huge wheel,
more than five feet across, lay
in the store room of the Old
Coast Guard station at Fort Lau
derdale for years.
Covered with, other accumula
tions, it was forgotten until the
second world war period, when It
was unearthed by Captain Robin
son while having the store room
cleaned out.
The hub of the wheel is a
large block of brass, weighing
approximately 25 pounds. Into
this the spokes of the wheel are
milled. The spokes are of ma
The fello is of black walnut,
mahogany and white maple, the
seams knit so closely together
that they could not be detected
if it were not Tor the different
colorings of the woods.
By building a base and a large
center leg on which the wheel
is mounted, Captain Robinson
created a beautiful table out of
the wheel. The table top is a
large circular piece of plat glass,
completely covering the wheel,
but leaving it plainly visible.
It cost $15.00 to cut the plate
glass In circular form to make
the table top, but that and all
other costs and labor that went
into making the table was time
and money well spent. Captain
Robinson has already been offer
ed $200.00 for the table, the main
object of the would-be purchaser
being to get the wheel.
Sailing Vessel In .
Port Following Blow
Two-Masted Sailing Yacht
Took A Beating From
Northeast Blow Last
Week And Put In Here
For Repairs
Guest-Crew Bringing The
Yacht to New York From
Her sails battered, two of them
blown out from two days of buf
fetting against the Thursday and
Friday northeast gale, the Char
mian, bound to New York from
Miami, put in at Southport Sat
The ship, a 58-foot two-masted
sailing yacht with a small auxil
iary engine, had only a 12 foot
beam. With eight persons aboard,
she got rather crowded below
deck, especially when the north
east gale sent mountainous seas
over her and rushing down her
The ship is owned by Lionel
K. Levy, architect of New York
City. Despite her small size she
has been something of a voyager.
A former owner sailed her from
New York down through the
Panama Canal and to California, j
Getting caught in a storm, his
wife was injured and left the
ship on the west coast. The pre
sent voyage was to take her home
to New York. Mr. and Mrs. Levy
were aboard.
While the eight persons aboard
the Chairmian when she put in
here were all more or less guests,
it was mostly less. Limited quar
ters and the need of various
tasks being performed forced
everybody aboard to work in
various capacities. Miss Patricia
Ryne, formerly with the New
York World-Telegram and the
San Francisco Herald-Examiner,
now taking a post-graduate
course at the University of Cali
fornia, in Berkely, California, was
very much pleased at the invita
tion of a local newsman to come
ashore and have supper with him
at Mack's.
Her pleasure was short lived.
The balance of the guest-crew
made her stay aboard to cook
supper for them.
Miss Ryne's father, Captain W.
D. Ryne, of the U. S. Naval Re
serve, who was also aboard for
the pleasure of the trip and to
serve as navigator, was about
(Continued on page 2)
k agular meeting of the,
tor. Lions Club will be held |
tow i Thursday* at the
tecty Center Building.
Kcamaw bank
bs O'Brien and J. E. Cooke, j
?as of the Southport and \
fete offices of the Wacca-1
?Bark and Trust Company j
Nscrt today that the direc-1
1 < the bank declared a di- ?
^ 30c per year to holders |
!*W as of June 30, 1948.
1 and Mrs. E. E. Elliott, of j
!*? Mount, have purchased
1 te. Matilda Barnett home
fethport. It is understood
plan to move here
Mr. Elliott has been
Atlantic Coast Line rail
^ Rocky Mount.
ball game
FjW Sandfuidlcrs and
junior team arc to
?* Shallotte Thursday af
P* this week. Both teams
. ? up of boys under 12
^ Southport won last
1 game piaved here by
^a?BARN bvrns
Ijm',7 curing harn ful1 of
1 Co-nl,t0bacco ^longing to
HpTL a widow'
i Polly township,
4 b-v f're this past
a i,M 0ss is sa'd to have
I ^Tone to her.
* Vi??? my transport Ogle
^ ?t a. Was scheduled to
k Se J,,ea'Slern post Sunday
?a r?.,ies of war dead that
^W5 from Eur?P?
^ tils t s bcing brought
>lon uT'1 13 that of
^V'W n Leonard of Shal
" h* ,?'nt" [t is under
Vt? a . { wiU arrive at
"kre s, lal wi" take
me time next week.
District Legion
Meeting Friday
Chas. M. Trott, district com
mander of the American Leg
ion, has completed plans for a
district meeting Friday evening
at Long Beach Pavilion. In
vitations have gone forward to
officials of all posts in the dis
| trict, and indications are that
j there will be a good attendance.
This will be an important
business meeting. Among the
[ items of business will be the
j election of new district officials,
I the election of delegates to the
State Convention and to the
National Convention.
Weed Auctioneer
Beach Builder
Jimmie Woltz, Ace Auc
tioneer on Fairmont Mar
ket, Spends Oft'-Season
Constructing Nice Homes
At Long Beach
Leaving for Fairmont the last
of the month to begin his an
nual stint as auctioneer on the
Fairmont tobacco market, jimmie
Woltz, one of the Deuer Known
(criers of the weed in the Bright
! Leaf Belt, said Monday that he
was getting back to Long Beach
| in about three months and that
he intends to spend the winter
| and next spring in building
? homes.
Mr. Woltz is originally from
I Sanford but is now a year-round
. resident of Long Beach. During
j the past year he has built three
j homes, and they were better than
' the houses that Jack built. They
j have ranged in cost up to $12,
500.00 and are about the most
attractive of any on the beach.
The houses Mr. Woltz has
built are all on the lower end of
the beach, as are those he plans
(Continued on Page Eight)
Artists Depart
Following Visit
Mayor Eriksen
Talks Fishing
Now Serving As Skipper Of
Menhaden Boat At Beau
fort, S. C., Local Man
Say s Fish Are Off The
At home this week from Beau-1
fort, S. C., where he operates a
I menhaden boat, Captain John D.
| Eriksen commented on the num
I ber of fish of all sorts now off.
I the coast and in the sounds. He j
J said the whole ocean along the j
j coast is full of bluefish and [
mackerel, with other game fish
in abundance further offshore. |
In the area where he now is
operating, menhaden fishing has
not been so good. However, it
was pointed out that the sounds
everywhere are full of menhaden.
"If they ever drift outside where
XConUnued oa ?84?
Two Young Ladies And
Young Wilmington Manj
Recently Have Been Busy
Sketching Local Scenes
Miss Katherine Morris, Ra
leigh, and Miss Dorothy Hooks, j
S'mithfield, left for their homes
Sunday afier spending three
weeks in Southport painting wa-1
terfront and other scenes.
Claude Howell, talented young'
Wilmington artist who is now|
devoting his entire time to paint
ing, spent all of last week work
ing with Miss Morris and Miss
Hooks. With plans to spend con
siderable time here in the future,
Claude came down for a day and
stayed a week. Upon leaving he
said, "I don't really want to go
home but I need some clean
j clothes. After all I only came
(down to-spend one day."
| One of Howell's paintings of
Southport, called "Funnels" and
j showing a pile of ships funnels
I taken from Navy patrol boats
I when they were converted into
[ fishing craft, has recently been
| sold to the High Museum in At
?ConUaued on Page 61
Uniform Rules
Established By
Wildlife Board
. 1
Lay-Day Regulations For
Both Quail And Deer
Abandoned Through Ac
tion Of Wildlife Resour
ces Commission
Quail Season Opens Novem
ber 25 And Extends
Through January 10,
With Hunting Allow
ed Every Day
A set of 1948-49 hunting regu
lations, which eliminates many of
the local exceptions in effect pre
j viously, was announced Saturday
by the State VTildlife Resources
! Commission.
| The regulations were establish
ed by the commission in a three
' day executive session held in
I Raleigh.
Executive Director Clyde P.
Patton said one of the most im
portant features is elimination of
j the system of "lay" (no-hunting)
!days which have been in effect
| several years for some game
species in the eastern part of
the State.
"Conservation-minded sports
men will go along with the aboli
tion of 'lay days' especially in
the case of quail. There is con
clusive evidence that greater kills
are possible on days following a j
period of rest when split coveys 1
have been given a chance to re-J
form. The commission believes
that all North Carolina sports
men should have an equal oppor
tunity to hunt regardless of their
place of residence.
"The new policy gets away
from the past precedent of local
exceptions," Patton said, "and
the uniform regulations will
greatly increase the efficiency of
the law enforcement staff."
The seasons (all dates inclu-j
Quail?Nov. 25-Jan. 10. Daily
bag eight, possession limit 16,
season limit 100.
Rabbit N-v. 25-Jan. 10. Dail>*|
bag seven, possession limit 14.
Squirrel?Oct. 15-Jan. 10 (ex
cept in Ashe, Watauga and Al
legheny Counties, Oct. 1-Dec. 15.)
Daily bag eight, possession limit
16, season limit 100. (In '.nd west
of Allegheny, Wilkes Caldwell,
Burke and Rutherford Counties
daily bag six, possession limit
12, season limit 75.)
Ruffed Grouse?Oct. 15-Jqfi. 10. |
Daily bag two, possession limit
four, season lifnit 10.
Wild Turkey (gobblers only) ?
Nov. 25-Jan. 10. Daily bag one,
possession limit two, season limit
Deer (bucks only)?In Eastern
North Carolina, Oct. 15-Jan. 10,
except In Hatteras Township of
Dare County, Nov. 1-30, and noj
open season in Atlantic Town-,
ship and Roanoke Island in Dare;'
in Buncombe, Henderson, Hay
wood and Transylvania, Nov. 15
Dec. 6 (parts of Buncombe, Hay-|
wood and Henderson will be
closed); in Mason, Clay and J
Cherokee, Nov. 15-17 and Dec. 6-1
8; and Avery, Burke, Caldwell,
McDowell, Mitchell and Yancey, |
Nov. 15-17. In East daily bag
one, season limit two; in West
ern counties, season limit is one. |
Bear?Qct. 15-Jan. 1. Daily bag
two, possession limit two, season
(Continued on page four)
BARNING?A part of the busy scene of putting in tobacco is shown above as
an expert 'stringer' is shown at work with her two 'handers'. Barning tobacco is a
job which requires the efforts of all members of the average farm family.
Tobacco Warehouses
May Be Constructed
Animals Destroy
Ripe Watermelons
Everett H. Sheppard, Shiloh,
N. J., phoned Southport Mon
day to ask a friend the best
method to keep coons from de
stroying his melons on the
River Road eight miles above
Southport. The later part of
last week he was advised that
the deer and coons were de
stroying his melons in great
numbers, so he made the long
distance call to find out the
best way to protect his melon
He was advised to have his
man to tie a dog in the field
and leave it there all night; if
the dog was not too lazy to
bark, he would scare the ani
mals away.
In case anyone does not know
it, both deer and coons are
very fond of ripe, watermelons.
(Continued on Page 2)
Freeman Resigns
Waccamaw Post
Served As Principal Of
That School Last Year,:
Succeeding County Super-'
intendent J. T. Denning
Martin C. Freeman has resign
ed as principal of the Waccamaw
school and has accepted the
principalship of the Stokesdale
school, near High Point, where j
he will teach this year. j
Mr. Freeman came to Wacca-<
maw last summer, following the;
resignation of J. T. Denning, who |
was elected superintendent of i
schools for Brunswick county. |
In leaving Waccamaw Mr.
Freeman was actuated by the1
fact that his mother, a widow, I
now 75-years old, is in rather'
feeble health. At Stokesdale he
will be near his old home and his
Business Interests At Shal
Iotte Showing Intention
Of Making Move In This
Direction If Possible
Believed That Brunswick
Market Could Sell Prac
tically All Of Weed
Grown In County
West Coast And Ran
Afoul Bad Weather
Off Carolinas
Shallotte where they have been'
talking the building of tobacco
warehouses for several years and
the establishment of a market fori
the weed is again excited at the.
prospect of such an undertaking..
Some definite information on the j
matter may be available the last
of this weeK, according to R. D. j
White, Sr.* pioneer, business man;
of the town.
j Mr. White stated Saturday that1
in his -opinion it was less than
useless to attempt to start a mar
ket off with only one sales ware-1
house. He and others interested j
are, bending their efforts for two
warehouses. There seems to be J
good prospects of getting these j
two houses, even if Mr.. White |
and other citizens of the town I
have to build the places them-1
That two houses are necessary!
for the beginning of the estab-1
lishment of a market is evident.
Few, if any of the big tobacco
buying companies are interested
in sending iull corps of buyers
to one-house market towns. Like
wise less of the growers are dis
posed to carry their weed to a
one place market.
The situation at this time, ac
cording to Mr. White, seems to
be that good warehousemen can
be secured to operate two ware
houses at Shallotte if such ware
houses are built. With the start j
once made, it is believed that,
other warehouses and warehouse-j
men will inevitably come.
Brunswick county produces sev- j
eral million pounds of fine to-!
bacco each year. The establish
ment i' a market at Shallotte |
would result in most of this crop j
being sold there. In addition, a |
lot of tobacco would come in i
from upper South Carolina andi
other weed growing areas. I
"I am dctng all I can to get j
warehouses built here. See me the
last of this week and I may have]
something more definite for you," |
(Continued on page 2)
Seems to us that most every
body around Shallotte must have
had the toothache or some kind
red ailment Saturday. Dr. R. H.
J Holden has Saturday closing
hours for his dental office at
i 3:30 o'clock, at which time he
j and Mrs. Holden always leave for]
| Holden Beach with us in tow. j
We missed the trip to' the Beach
Saturday simply because fifteen
j or more patients were waiting
| at closing time or came after
' wards before the doctor could
get away.
The W. B. & S. Bus Lines has
put on its regular summer sche
dule of trips to Long Beach.
These trips are a convenience in
various ways. Visitors from up
'state can come down and go di
rectly on to the beach, or if
they have business here in town
they can go later. People leaving
the beach for up-state points by
bus can also get through without
calling on a friend or relative to
bring them over to Southport.
Last, but not least, a lot of
Southport people and summer
resident*) of the town like to go
over to the beach for a few hours
by bus.
[ The proposal now rapidly tak
ing form to build two tobacco
marketing warehouses at Shal
lotte and to establish a market
there seems to us to be some
thing well worth carrying on.
j Such buildings could serve more
| than one purpose. After the to
bacco curing flues for barns.
They would also be ideal for con
structing and storing fish boxes
for use at various points on the
\ One thousand pounds of fairly
large mullets, the first good
catch of the summer season, was
made at the Little Beach fish
(Continued On Page Four/
Big Week-End
At Long Beach
Another Record Breaking
Throng Expected At
Popular Brunswick Coun
ty Resort This Week-End
A check with many of the resi
dents of Long Beach Monday af
ternoon brought out the fact that
there is a general belief . that
four times as many people are
visiting the beach this year as
last summer.
Two hundred and more men
and women paid admission to
the dance Saturday -night, and
there were about that many more
spectators. Along with this good
crowd at the pavilion another
good crowd was at the Seashore
Grill, where another dance was
being held. .
Dancers and spectators only
^Continued on Page 61
Livingston Will
Replace Eriksen
As City Mayor
John D. Eriksen, mayor of
Southport since 1935, has resign
ed this position and Hubert A.
Livingston, alderman from the
third ward has been named by
his fellow members of the board
to fill the unexpired term.
Mayor Eriksen has been engag
ed in fishing off the South Caro
lina coast for the past several
months, and a good part of his
time has been spent away from
here. He felt that in fairness to]
his office he should resign in or
der that a man who was spend
ing all of his time here might
be named to serve.
The board of aldermen as now
constituted includes Dan Harrel
son and G. W. McGlamery, first
ward; M. M. Hood and J. A. Gil
bert, second ward; F. W. Spencer
and an un-nafoed replacement for
Mayor Livingston from the third
City officials report that re-|
pairs to- the main pump at the
city water plant have been com
pleted and the main well has been
deepened by 50-feet. These im
provements have resulted in a
bountiful water supply, and any
critical shortage of water has
been ended.
Piedmont Men
Like The Beach
Declare That Residents Of
Their Section Will Do
Much Toward Develop
ing Brunswick Beaches
"We Charlotte and Piedmont
Carolina folks are going to build
up Long Beach," so said Bill
Probst, of Concord, commission
agent for the Standard Oil Com
pany. "You can say that for me,
too," said H. T- Sawyer, Assist
ant Division Manager for the
Standard Oil Co. Charlotte head
Both of these Standard Oil
men are now spending some time
at Long Beach with their fam
ilies. To show that he meant
what he said about building up.
Mr. Probst went on to say that
(Continued On Page B)
Time Magazine
Man At Beach
Ted Robinson, Associate
Editor Of Widely Known
Publication, I? Spending
Month Of July At Long
Beach With Family
A regular summer resident of
Long Beach for the past three
years, Ted .Robinson of New
York, associate editor of the in
ternationally known Time Mag
azine, told a newsman Monday
that he liked Long Beach the
first summer he ever came there,
and he and ~rs. Robinson and
their five children have grown to
like the place better and better
each summer since.
"We look forward for weeks
to the time when we can leave
New York and come to Long
Beach. We love the place," he
"You can quote me, if you want
to," he said, "as saying that I
can t think of any other place on
earth, so far from home, where
I d rather go, Just to squat around
and enjoy myself. And I wish I
(Continued on page five)
Shipping Shrimp
South To Plants
For Processing
sra sw5r??
When Quality Of
Product Improve* ^hip
nuHiti To Northern
Market. Will Be
For the first time in the hl?
? twelve ton. ol italmp
here yesterday for the plant 01
the Castigliola Fruit Company at
the company which handles fg*
and frozen shrimp and
frozen seafoods in addition
fruits and vetetables, said last
night that he would buy
here from the local dealers for
as long as he could get them.
When large shrimp come in the
trucks will go north to new York
and other markets. When th?
product is small they will head
for the Gulf Coast and the can
n'"n addition to the main plant
at Chalmette?which is the spot
in New Orleans where Andrew
Jackson fought the British to a
standstill?the Castigliola com-,
pany has five other plants In
Louisiana. .
They keep six 14-wheeler tall
er trucks in operation, bringing
in produats. These trucks have
their own freezer units, keeping
the catch at zero temperature un
til it is delivered. They carry a
net load of 12 Cons of fish of
shrimp to each trailer. Eight
other 10-wheel trucks operate?
and owned by the company carrj,
net loads of 10 tons each.
Vincent Castigliola Is personal -
ly doing tne buyinr
port for the present. If t**y ar?
able to buy shrimp here steadily
he may be replaced later by an
other representative of the com
pany. They buy from the local
producers ana pay cash as soon
as the purchase is weighed.
The Castigliola company can
use and wants small shrimp Ifoe
the Louisiana canning plant. Their
operations here, if the producers
will sell to them, will remove (*
lot of small shrimp that the not
much desired by the northern
Traffic Cases
Feature Court
Numerous Actions Disposed
Of Before Judge W. J.
McLamb, With Several
Defendants Waiving Ap?
A long list of cases, the ma
jority of them growing out of
traffic violations, were disposed
of before Judge W. J. McLamb
here Wednesday. The following
disposition w^s made:
Norris Henry, possession, trans
porting, reckless operation, $425
and costs. Disposal of car to come
up later.
Roy Smith, reckless operation,
continued to July 14th.
Charles L. Prevatte, drunken
driving and resisting arrest, con
tinued to July 21at.
Nat Isreal, reckless operation,
continued to July 21st.
Jeal L. Pratt, speeding capias.
Mildred Zeigler, speeding, ca
Victor S. Gurch, speeding, ca
Enid Gay Jacobs, speeding, ca
Eleanor Dublois, speeding, ca
John Luther Harrison, assault
with deadly weapon, 90 days on
roads suspended on payment of
cost and defendant to be of good
behavior for a period of two
? Lucian Bruton, reckless opera
tion, capias.
D. D. Bruton, drunk driving,
fined $100.00 and costs.
I John A. Walker, speeding, {In
led $10.00 and costs.
James Marion Ledbetter, speed
ing, fined $10.00 and costs.
J. Herman Leder, speeding,
continued to July 14th.
Joble Clarkston Allen, speed
ing, fined $15.00 and costs.
James B. Parker, speeding,
fined $10.00 and costs.
Oleo Morris, operating motor
vehicle with improper license, nol
William Arthur Spencer,
| (Continued on pa?? a).

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