THE STATf PORT PILOT
A Good Newspaper In A Good Community
Most of The News
All The Time
SIXTEEN NO. 18
Southport, N. C., Wednesday, August 11th, 1948
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY fl.50 PER YEA^j
ernls Of Court
"j Term Convening
^ On Monday, Sep
O ?ev Will Also
. ? hjve been drawn for
< * held here during
?? * first of these is
lasting for one
" rver.in" on Monday,
* g judge John J. Burn
?S?5- ?? ??? ""
Stt H. S. Simmons.
Mrs- Clyde *?**?? J
r' M M. Hood, J. u
KT Hattie Thweatt,
Kf Jesse A. Purvis- Ivey
PftaTlev Gore. Ash, Mrs.
Keit. C. S. Cheers C.
C. R Gray, Larry
P ? T) Woodard, A. A.
t Jr.. R D. McCall, Her
^ Shallotte; ^
b r Williamson, G. R- ^
l,.V?'ntz. L L. Williams
f pfcelps. Ltland: _
? John Griffin, Charles
.Hewett, H. M. Long' s
Liter, J. W. SeUers Sup
** J C. Reynolds, V. A.
i John C. Gore. Bolivia;
Ejitn. Jr. Longwood; James
I ?tond week of court,
I j for trial of civil cases,
Lwte on Monday, Septem
I judge Burney wlU also
k aver this term, and Uie
Jk have been drawn for
jar. W. V. Simmons, Lis
fa^non. J- V. Smith, John
Lt!e, L. F. Jones, Ash;
I l Holden, R L. Gallo
ns. G. A. Brown, R- L.
Ls, Ruby Clemmons, Mrs.
fj Hewett, Supply; Mrs.
Stanaland, H. V. P'g"
I R Gray, Mrs. Lucille E.
t Dora A. Hewett, B. M.
U Todd. H. R. Tatum.
L Lane WiUetts, T. H.
h Winnabow; C. T. Arnold, j
belle Mills. Mrs. Bessie I
a: Bolivia: C. G. Ruark,
W. B. Moore. Mrs. P- ?
I Margaret Dozler, South
C R. Spivey. Leland; Mrs.
l4e test played game ?
uur.er's series, the South
Scdfiddlers. a team com
W youngsters from 8 to Wj
i :< age. defeated Shallotte
p- aftermon by a score of
iMalcom Gore pitches for,
yf. -r.-i Jean Allen Bennett ,
fc Joe Swain was the win- 1
Meter, although he was re- .
Ph Billie Gullis.
Pt DEMOCRATS 1
ft Williamson, president of 1
peig Democrats Club for i
pick county, has called a j
p of this organization for j
B night, August 20, at 8 1
* in the Shallotte high |
' wilding. He urges a full;
fcce and says that among
"'-'T.ar.r business to be dis
' * is the matter of election
I - ____
Pitman Halstead Holden. .
P to. and Mrs. R. H. Holden. j
and Holden Beach,!
F^ih up his two months
P *?rd the TJSS Princeton, 1
P^frar.cisco on August 21. 1
P8 the vessel there at that ^
I* *iil return home to re
studies at the Univer-j
ie young Brunswick
Pietieijatci took him the'
I Hawaiian Islands. I
group of Southport 1
r Cleave Saturday morn
P^witeo where they will)
Ej^st Colony pageant on
F' v \v. b. & s. ;
chartered for this
>rrangements have been
1* frying all costs includ
?jJPWation. meals, loging
at one time. A.,
are still available, j
E* *i*ing to make the
?jy^Mmtact Miss Annie .
DISPLAYS NEW TYPE NET
INVENTION ? A new type of net which permits \
small food fish to escape but which retains shrimp has I
been invented by Louis Guthrie of Morehead City. He is I
shown above with Dr. H. F. Prythtch, an aquatic biolo- 1
gist of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, inspecting i
the new net.
Beauty Contest Will
Close W ith Big Dance
Members Shallotte Post No.
247, American" Legion,
Sponsoring Voting Con
test To Select Beauty
WINNER FREE TRIP
Contestants Being Sponsor
ed By Various Business
Firms of Shallotte And
Money To Go To
A beauty contest which will
reach its climax with a dance at
Shallotte high school gymnasium
on Saturday evening. August 21,
is now -ia progress under the
sponsorship of the Shallotte Post
No. 194, American Legion.
Funds raised from the contest I
and the dance will go to the build- 1
ing fund of the American Legion 1
Hut which already is under con- 1
struction. Members of the Shal- 1
lotte/ Lions Club are gifing their
active support to this contest and
so are the merchants and busi- j
nesi men of the community.
Twenty-one of the most attrac-l
tive young ladies of Brunswick j
county have been nominated for
this contest and are being spon- :
sored by various business firms. J
Arrangements have been made j
for voting at eaeh of the sponsor- 1
ing stores, and. it is anticipated!
that a redhot contest is in the
The winner will be crowned at
the dance and will be .the official J
beauty queen for the Shallotte I
Legion Post and will jeceive a1
three-day all expense trip to the
State American Legion Convent- 1
ion in Asheville September 4-6. j
With this honor and this trip
in prospect, there is keen rivalry
among the contestants. Voting
already is underway and will con
tinue up until intermission on j
the night of the coronation ball. J
John Monroe Barnhill Died
At Dosher Memorial Hos
pital Friday; Funeral
Services Held Saturday
John Monroe Barnhill, 64-re
tired marine engineer, died here
In the Dosher Memorial Hospital
Friday morning. He had been up
and about as usual until a few
days preceeding his death.
With the Southport Baptist
church in which Mr. Barnhill held
membership being rebuilt, fun
eral services were conducted in
Trinity Methodist church Satur
day afternoon at 4 o'clock. The
services were in charge of Rev.
H. M. Baker, pastor of the Bap
tist church, and Rev. J. M. Wag
gette, pastor of the Southport
Presbyterian church. Burial fol
lowed in the Northwood ceme
Active pallbearers were M. R.
Saunders, S. T. Bennett, Dave
Garrish, Paul Fodale and J. L.
Honorary pallbearers were C.
E. Cause. J. L. Moore, Gus Mc
Neil. Dr. L. G. Brown, Dr. F. M.
Burdette, H. B. Smith, Fred
Spencer, C. N. Swan, Joe Arnold,
John caison, Pete Hickman, Tom
Hickman, Archie Evans, W. J.
Hayes, L. B. Leonard and Louis
He is survived by three daugh
ters, Mrs. John D. Gainey, Le-i
land; Mrs. E. F. Gore and Mrs.J
I (Continued On P?g? Hour) I
To Hold Exhibit
Arthur E. ? Newton, talented I
young Southport artist, will
hold an exhibit in the Communi
ty Center Building on Friday,
August 20. Hours for the show
will be from 3 o'clock to 6
o'clock in the afternoon and
from 7 o'clock to 10 o'clock in
Newton will have on exhibit
a number of paintings of local
scenes, most of them different
from his works shown here last
summer. Several . of the paint
ings already have been sold, but
will be included in the show in
order that his friends may see
the progress he has made dur
ing the last year of study ( in
A silver offering will be tak
en, and the beneficiary will be
the Womans Society of Christian
Service of Trinity Methodist
Numerous Cases Covering
Variety Of Offenses Dis
posed Of Before Judge
W. J. McLamb Here On
A variety of cases came before
Judge W. J. McLamb here In Re
Recorder's Court Wednesday, with
the following disposition being
Gregory Dolis, speeding, con
Irvin Young, public drunken
ness, 30 days on roads, judgn^nt
suspended on payment of costs.
Berdine Durden, disorderly con
Henry Durden, assault with
duct, continued. .
George W. Farmer, drunk driv
ing no operator's license, capias.
Edward Norman Hall public
drunkenness. 30 days, judgment
suspended on payment of costs.
Fred W- Warwick, raising dis
turbance on state highway, fined
$22.76 and costs.
Cecil G. Cowan, public drunken
ness on state highway, fined
$22.76 and costs.
Cecil G. Cowan, assault, con
'"johli Clayton Coffee, speeding,
George W. Daniels, operating
motor vehicle on highway with
improper steering equipment ana
Herbert Dixon, reckless opera
Lawrence Thurston Caison,
reckless operation, continued.
Sam Merrick, assault with
deadly weapon, guilty of ?impl?
assault, judgment suspended on
payment of costs.
William Jackson Lewis, speed
ing $15.00 and costs.
Henry C. Corbett, reckless op
eration. 30 days, judgment sus
pended on payment of costs.
Gilbert Waddell, possession of
apparatus for manufacturing, con
""colon HaU. transportation and
Dossession, continued. |
John R. Spencer, drunk and
Ross Spencer, trespassing, con
tlnURoss Spencer, drunk and dis- ,
Naomi Mintz, no operators li- ,
To Tins County,
Motor Vehicle Inspection
Lane No. 28 Operating
Today And Tomorrow At
MOVING HERE TO .
Will Operate At Beach
And Again On Mon
day Of Next Week
Motor Vehicle Inspection . Lane 1
No. 28 is operating today and
tomorrow (Thursday) at Shallitte
and will be open to the publkj at
Southport on Saturday and again
Automobile owners with vehicl
es of 1936 and prior models must
have them inspected before Aug
ust 31, or run the risk of being
fined. The same is true of owners
of 1947 and 1948 model automo
Although the end of this month
marks the deadline for automo
biles falling into these classifica
tions, it is pointed out that cars
of any model may be offered for
inspection at any time. All motor
vehicles must be inspected during
1948, and motorists are urged to
attend to this detail without wait
ing for the last-minute rush
which is sure to result if owners
persist in putting off their in
Mrs. Lydia D. Chadwick
Died Monday Afternoon
At Home Ne-r Shallotte;
Funeral Service* Today
Mrs. Lydia D. Chadwick, high
ly esteemed 73-yeai* old resident,
of Shallotte. died at her home
Monday afternoon following .a l
Funeral services are being con- ?
ducted this morning at 11 o'clock
from the late residence. Inter- 1
ment is to follow in the Gurganus j
Active pallbearers are grand- j
sons of the deceased, W. T. Sel- 1
lers, Robert H. Sellers, Jack!
Chadwick, Donald Pigott and I
Mrs. Chadwick is survived by
three son?, three daughters and
17 grandchildren. The sons and
daughters are, John M. Chadwick j
Hary S. Chadwick, James W.
Chadwick, Mrs. B. H< Pigott,
Mrs. W. B. Sellers and Mrs. Le
Roy Mintz, all residents of Shal
At Long Beach
Gene Tomlinson and Carl Wat
kins of the Long Beach pavilion ;
report that more than 260 per
sons attended their dance Satur
The popularity of the Saturday
night square dances at th? pavil
ion has grown so steadily, Tom
linson and Watkins say they will
have to enlarge their dance floor.
Plans to that end are being stud
Joe Reaves and his Brunswick
county string band, dispensers of |
fine square dance music, have reg
ular Saturday night engagements
at the pavilion. Charlie Trott is
now calling the figures.
I ?? uAL8erta Leonard,
ho is being: sponsored by the
Lions aub of Shallotte in the I
SK? con'e8t of the Whiteville j
Leader Is Now
j Visiting Beach;
Drn7^?r ??ohMon? Director
Of Cincinnati Symphony
Orchestra, I, Spending!
August With Parent. At
Count v "if bten ??Id 0n BrunSWick
S Wa last year when he
came to Southport and CWell
MrlVfi P8rents' R*v. and
n B- Johnson, of Mt. Airy
Dr Thor Johnson, widely famed
conductor of the Cincinnati Sym
phony Orchestra, is back to spend
Beachemamder ?f Augrust at Long
Last year the Johnsons had
rooms at the Camellia Inn in
Southport. They bought a beauti
fully locate^ lot at Caswell Beach
^r, ,Wf orl?ihaUy the plans
tw-V'L " t0 buiId a home
here during the past spring. Dif
ficulty in securing building ma
terial and in locating a contractor !
has delayed the building. ' J
This year they managed to se-l
I8!?6' Tide' Jr- cottage'
Wh i Stott at Long Beach. I
While there for the summer, they|
will lay plans for building their!
own cottage at Caswell beach-1
during the wlffter or spring.
Thor Johnson, a North Carolln
ian and produce of the Unlveraity
at Chapel Hill, is now one of the
most outstanding American Sym
o,?r*?r uy 8 rePreser|tative
of The Pilot while the family was
nloht"^ MuMaCk'a Cafe Sunday
' ir; J nson state<l that 86
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Injury In Fall;
Airplane Crash Tuesday)
Afternoon Follows Con
tact With REA Power
Line In Brunswick Coun
A Piper Cub crashed on high
way No. 303 late Tuesday after
noon when the plane, the name
? whose pilot is unknown, fail
ed to gain sufficient altiture to
clear the REA power line and I
nosed over for an abrupt stop on
the edge of a pine thicket across
Ernest Milliken was a close-up
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? . ROVING
W. B. KEZIAH
This week Jim Furpless, of the
Carolina Rim & Wheel Company
of Raleigh, wrote us he was get
ting tired of seeing our old pic
ture and -older pipe at the head
of this column. He could not do
anything about our personal ap
pearance he said, but he was
sending a new pipe and humidor
of smoking tobacco by Insured
parcel post. The parcel has ar
rived and, as that guy already
knqws, the pipe turned out to be
a new $10.00 Kaywoodie.
1 ? ^
And, this week; from a very
nicc young lady, Mrs. C. W.
Frame, president of the Hitching
Post Foods, Inc., ofv the BttCk
field Plantation, Yemassee, S. C,
and Savannah, Ga., cum a parcel |
post package of standard size
Hitching Post foods, beans, sau
ces, etc. Mrs. Brame was re
cently at Southport, returning
from a yachting trip north. We
had breakfast with her at 5
6'clock one morning and in a re
cent letter, she says: "I again
thank you for being so kind and
so chivalrous at such an early
hour of the morning."
The newspapers give the State
Automobile Inspection Bureau
fine cooperation in free space to
inform the public that both old
and new drivers must stand ex
aminations and get new license, i
The Bureau has Mondays for a I
regular inspection day at South- '
C Continued on page six)
Brunswick Native Has
Attorney Rudolph I. Mintz Receive* Noctournal Call
From Office Of Sheriff About Missing Car
Rudolph I. Mintz, formerly of
South port and now a prominent
attorney in Wilmington, recently
acquired a new automobile. He
managed to make the transition
from his old car to the new and
larger one in pretty good shape
until last Thursday1 night, when
he came in and reported to his
wife that to save him he had not
been able to make the ignition
keys work. "I did lock the doors,"
he reported, so if anyone steals
the car they will have to break
Having just returned from a
night baseball game at Legion
stadium and it being rather late,
I he decided to let things go at
that and turn in.
He had hardly gotten settled
when the phone rang and he
learned that he was talking to
the New Hanover county sheriffs
"Did you go to the baseball
game tonight," his caller wanter
"Yes," was his puzzled answer.
"Did you drive home," the man
on the other end of the line ask
"I certainly did," Lawyer Min
t z declared, growing a little Im
"Well, that's funny," his in
terrogator told him. "Your car
is still parked out in front of the
American Legion stadium."
Then In rapid order there un
raveled a story of mix-up that
wasn't really funny until some
time later when the entire affair
was straightened out. It seems
that Mr. Mlntz's car was just
like one being driven by a prom
inent Wilmington doctor. After
the baseball game, and in the
confusion of getting away from
the large parking area, the form
er Brunswick county citizen had
taken the wrong automobile, and
since his key turned on the Igni
tion, never once suspected that h?
was using another man's car.
Meanwhile, the owner of the
missing vehicle had reported it
stolen, and not until all traffic
cleared from the stadium area
was It apjxarent Just what had
And now Lawyer Mintz is giv
ing some quiet study to the mat
ter of how to identify his own
automobile ? even on a dark night
Engineers Unable To
Remedy Inlet Problem
It is not often that parties
are called into court ior just
lending and borrowing, but that
is happening today, and the re
sults may be more serious than
the charge sounds.
Thomas Edtson Turner of Le*
land was arrested by State
Highway Patrolman J. C. Tay
lor for loaning his 1948 auto
mobile ^license to Franklin H.
Richardson of Wilmington.
Franklin H, Richardson, of
Wilmington, was arrested by
the same officer for borrowing
and using the 1948 automobile
tag of Thomas Edison Turner.
Both cases are set for trial
in Recorder's court here today.
Good For Week
All Parties Out From
Southport During Past
Week Report Fair Luck;
Sailfish Sighted ,
No outstanding catches of fish
by sport fishing parties had been
made during the past week up to
Monday night, except that the
Kaibab of Captain James Arnold
reported sighting two sailfish.
Captain Arnold had as passengers
at the time Mr. and Mrs. C. N.
Cone and their daughter, Miss
Nancy Cone, of Greensboro.
' Although they are striking
fairly well, the fish, especiall ythe
big. fellows, have apparently not
gotten over the buffeting they re
ceived during the three or four
weeks of rough west wind that
ended over the week end. The
fishermen report plenty of fish of
all sorts, but they are just not
striking good yet.
The following reports of catch
es by boats have been made dur
ing the past week: ?
Moja, Captain Victor P. Lance,
guests W. H. Benton, L. B. Har
rell, D. B. Seittor, H. W. Greene,
alj of Wilmington and T. P.
Grasty, Charlottsville, Va., and E.
E. Worrell, Smithfield ? 88 blue
fish, 21 mackerel. All nice size
Moja, Captain Victor P. Lance,
guests, Dr. Ramsauer and party,
from Kings Mountain, 48 bluefish 'i
and mackerel. Several strikes from
big fish offshore but nothing
Kaibab, Captain Jan>es Arnold,)
guests, Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Cone
and daughter, Miss Nancy Cone,
Greensboro, 50 blues and mack
erel, several sea bass and snap
pers. Reported sighting two sail
Kaibab, Captain James* Arnold,
guests Cecil Stegall and party of
four from Marshville. 91 blues
knd mackerel, weighing one and 1
a half to three pounds.
Joy, Captain George Gregory, 1
guests Dr. Rhomer and party ?
from Long Beach, caught 50
blues and mackerel. 1
Joy, Captain George Gregory, 1
guests Dr. Rhomer and party
from Long Beach, caught 50 blues '
and mackerel. 1
Botfly, Captain Basil Watts, E. 1
Continued on page 3
Stabilization Of Lock woods
Folly Inlet Bar Reported
To Be Project Of Great
ExpOnse And Labor
NOW IN PROSPECT
This Would Extend From
Bar To Bridge At Sup
ply; Fishermen Need
Access To Ocean
At Law Water
Writing Bill - Grady at the Hol
den Beach ferry at Supply this |
week, Col. H. R. Cole, District!
Army Engineer, pointed out that
the existing project for Lock
woods Folly River calls for ? a
channel 100 feet wide and 6 feet
deep at mean low water.
This project starts at the ocean
with the Lockwood Folly Inlet,
runs up the Intraooastal Water
way, thence up the Lockwoods
Folly River to the bridge at Sup
ply, a total distance of 19 miles,
according to Col. Cole's letter.
The main need is for keeping
open the inlet from the ocean to
the waterway. The large number
of fishing boats operating from
the waterway at the ferry have
no way of getting to and from
the ocean except this Inlet." It lsi
continually shoaling up and mak-|
ing the passage of the boats dan
gerous and often Impossible.
With reference to this inlet
part of the Lockwoods Folly pro
ject, Col. Cole said:
"Based on past experience with
other Inlets along the North Car
olina coast this office is convinc
ed that it is Impractical to main
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Dies In Hospital
Mrs. Grace K. Dosher Died
This Morning Without
Mrs. Grace K. Dosher, widow
of the late Dr. J. Arthur Dosher,
beloved Brunswick county physi
cian, died this morning t# the
hospital in Southport narped for
Mrs. Dosher had been a patient
for three weeks at the local in
stitution, but her condition had
not been considered serious until
she suffered a stroke on Monday.
She never rallied from this shock.
The death ?f Mrs. Dosher re
moves from Southport a person
who has figured prominently in
the civic and social ' life of the
community over a long period of
years. Her friends who knew her
when she first ?CHme from Balti
more, Md., to Southport to make
her home recall her patient and
ever-willing assistance to her doc
tor husband, who long before
modem hospital facilities were
established here performed major
surgery the results of which are
considered little short of miracu
She had been active In the Live
Oak Chapter, Order of Eastern
Star, in. the American Legion
Auxiliary and in Red Cross acti
vities during both World War
periods. She always had a repu
tation for being a fine hostess,
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Pace With More
Than Jl, 100,00ft
Average Is Holding Above
$56 Per Hundred Pound*
For Four Market Sale*
FULL SALES SEEN
FOR COMING WEE?.
Tabor City Averaged Sligty
ly More Than Two Hun
dred Thousand Pounds
Coltimbu* County's four tobac
co market towns today started
second week operations with pros
pects of full sales after auction
ing five and one-half million
pounds during the first four days
of the new season.
Supervisors of Whiteville, Ta
bor City, Chad bourn and Fair
Bluff reported that the county's
21 warehouses were in the midst
of what amounted to a block to
day and that lndlcatlona pointed
to much heavier volume this
Prices this morning were slight-,
ly higher on some grades and
market observers expressed th?f
opinion that the average would ba
as high as >57 or more.
Whiteville set the pace last,
week with a total of 3,122,420
pounds of 822,687 pounds for Fri
day and an average of IS6.73. Ha
was optimistic over the outlook
for full sales this week.
Tabor City ended the four-day
first week with sales totaling 815,-.
000. Supervisor Larry Ash by said
an average of $56 was maintain
ed. On Friday the border town
sold 188,332 pounds for an aver
age of $55.81.
Sales Supervisor C. B. Townsend
of Fair Bluff reported an excel
lent first Week. He said the mar
ket's 750,000-pound total was
greater than the volume for the
first two weeks of last year. Frl-1
day's top was $75 and the aver
age for the week waa $56.02.
Chad bourn reached 800,000.
pounds for the first fpur days.
Hits brought "alt average of <M,
according to Supervisor Lawrence
Fair weather this week will
bring tobacco rolling In and tha
capacity of all the warehouses is
expected to be taxed, tobacconisU
Saturday Marks Second An
niversary Of Operation
Of Waccamaw Bank So
Trust Company At Shal
Saturday, August 14th, marks
the second birthday of the 8hal?'
lotte branch of the Waccamaw
Bank and Trust Company. Dur
ing the two years the bank has
been In operation It has played a
very Important part In the busi
ness life of Shallotte and a lasgs
Since the Institution waa first
opened It has been in charge o?x .
J. E. Cook, as cashier. Mrs. Cook
has assisted in the work In a
Interviewed this week about
the bank's second birthday, Mr.
Cook stated that the business of
the Institution had grown in aa
encouraging manner since tha
doors were first opened. He la
well pleased with the fine show
ing and expects the steady growth
With the head institution at
Whitevllle, the Waccamaw Bank
and Trust company operate?
branches at Southport, Clarkton,
Fairmont, Chadbourn, Shallotte,
Kenansville, Tabor City and Rom
Magazine Man 1
Ben M. Patrick Wbo I* Do
ing A Feature For "Bet
ter Health" Is VUitiaf
Ben M. Patrick. Mrs. Patrick
and Mr. Patrick's mother and
aister-ln-law are spending this
week at the ^Butler cottage at
Long Beach. Mr. Patrick is the
field representative of the North
Carolina Social Hugiene Society.
He Is also staff photographer
and manager for the beautifully
Illustrated magazine, "Better
Health for North Carolina." Duf
ing his week here he plana to
do an illustrated story of healthy
living on the North Carolina coaet
and a healthy fisherman's family.
For this picture-story about 40
pictures will be made, showing all
angles of the fisherman's home
lift and work. Mr. Patrick
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