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s0 sixteen no. 25 6-pages today Southport, N. C., Wednesday, September 22, 1948 published every Wednesday
flJSO PER YIM
p, Arrives At
?? . Persons Aboard
^ rv Schooner Fly
Si?" Fla* A# She
L AND FOOD
,|v No Connection
lJo These People
"Those Who Arr.y
On Earlier Vessel
e persons, including j
j'Tien, twenty-five worn-!
...jurteen children, arrived
r^rt early Monday morn
;e?s of their presence
iwi to the Coast Guard
L t H. Watts who was
K* the gulf stream with
' 0f sport fishermen.
Watts advised that an
Uu boat .apparently about
and with 30 or more
Lj women aboard, was 10
siX weeks ago he had
jicd brought in the Roland
jsonSar. refugees aboard,
jge tie decided to continue
:U business after advising
on receiving the
_ Chief Warrant, H. E.
i of Oak Island put out in
boat. Chief B-M R. L.
, of the Coast Guard Pat
b! 83435 at Southport, also
t*o boats found the re
4ip without trouble and
l ter into Southport. Stop
ilsfly at Fort Caswell the
sdiooner was escorted on
i river where it waa detain
tie Immigration and Cus
CBcLals in Wilmington pend
sangements as to what is
toe with the party on
fliey will probably be sent
b Island and be held there
BCgatton as to their meth
etry into the United States
m: may be returned to
u return from taking the
a Wilmington .Chief War-,
Johnson advised a news
ta the schooner was the
t He said that she left
fa. Sweden, on July 23rd.
?arrived at Southport on
16 of September she had
lie 7.500 mile journey in
fee days less than two
iboat is a two-masted schoo
Keet in length. She has an
cy engine. Chief Warrant
e said that both the food
Kir supply aboard her was
if. cut all passengers were
Ely in fine condition with
steptan of one man who
linor foot infection.
1 Hand, the ship that ar
ise on August 17 with 15
Hi refugees aboard, was
?where at sea when the
i craft sailed from Uda valla
23rd. Apparently there
* connection between the
Wes of refugees, except
* they claim to have left
1* ?pression in their home
Roland sailed from
f?: Sweeden, and her paa
B ?r? still being held at Ellis
?a Sew York.
^ Andrews. Shallotte busi
has enlarge the quart
store by building a large
6,8 it the back.
Walker is now serving
^ Siuthport board of alder
W.g been appointed as a
for H. R. Livingston,
"""ly was named mayor.
J,X|' NEW HOME
^ Mrs. Wood row Russ are
*5?large and very attrac
** brick home adjoining
I?1" and filling station at
* The buil&ng will soon
j?JNG FOOTBALL TEAM [
Tf-S to reports from sev- ?
j Shallotte high school
will put out a,
, i*? this fall. It is be-1
t?*' football will deter,
number of the bigger |
Ij^liitting school before.
JiJ* ""facing the eight
k* ?'lroJect from Soldier
near Ash to Grisset
It i w Progress, accord
k" was in town yester
IjL passes through
R. J b E' w- Grannis
K " *Wtteville, has the
Goes Cattle Herding
John Hemmer Hooks Up With Keziah In Successful
Cattle Round-Up On Riegel Ranch
BY W. B. KEZIAH
The State News Bureau folks
have never failed to be interested
in Brunswick county and calls on
Bili Sharpe, the director, and
John Hemmer, the crack cam
eraman. have always been promp
That is they have come without
hesitation until two weeks ago.
At that time we advised Bill that
we wanted some pictures of the
Reigel Paper Company's pastured
fire lanes and their herds of a
\ bout 150 purebreed and mixed
|Brhama cattle. The bulls and old
j cows of this herd are from the
Spanish and Mexican bull fight
'ir.g strains and they are rather
fierce. In fact, they can be dan
gerous in almost any circumst
ances. Bill knew this and was
rather lndefinte about coming.
He wrote they might come in a
bout three weeks, adding an in
quiry as to whether it would be
i The best assurance 'possible wi
lder the circumstances was given
i him, and without waiting for the
! three weeks to elapse he wired
that the camera and Hemmer
would be here last Thursday or
Friday. Hemmer would shoot the
pictures of the cattle, etc., we
would have to go along and shoot
the bull for the story.
Hemmer showed up one day a
head, probably hoping we would
not be able to rearrange for the
trip to Honey Island and that the
cattle picture could be omitted.
He reported that Bill had to go
seme where else.
But if Hemmer recokoned on a
possible change of program, he
failed to count on the cooperation
wt could get from Mrs. Charles
Fuss at the County Agent's of
fice, from Mr. Dodson at his home
down in Waccamaw township and
from J. B. Lattay, superintendent
of the Reigel woods, at Bolton.
In an hour the schedule to go
tc the Reigel ranch was moved up
cne day and while waiting for|
that day pictures were made at
Shallotte Village Point, Holden
Beach and Long Beach.
Mr. Dodson met us at Makot
oko the following morning. With
him was R. S. Douglas, forestry
extension specialist fpr the South
Eastern district. Mr. Lattay ar
rived at the ranch just as we did.
It was suggested that first pic
tures be made at a point about
12 miles away. The larger part of j
the herd, including most of the |
eld cows, easily irritable critters, I
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Woman's Club Hostess
T o District Meeting
Eleventh District Of North
Carolina Federation Of
Woman's Clubs Will Meet
In Southport Wednesday
TO ADDRESS GROUP
Morning Session Will Be
Held In Trinity Methodist
Church; Luncheon To
Be At Community
The Woman'? Club wiH be hos
tess to clubs of the 11th District,
North Carolina Federation of
Women's Clu.bs, on Wednesday,
September 29', when members of
sixteen clubs convene for their
annual fall meeting.
Mrs. J. A. Gupton of Char
lotte, state president, will be the
principal speaker, her subject be
ing "Mobilizing for Peace". Pre
siding over the business session
during the morning will be Mrs.
N. C. Blake of Burgaw, district
The morning meeting will be
held at Trinity Methodist Church
and will begin at 10 o'clock. Mrs.
James M. Harper. Jr., president
of the local club will welcome the
guests. Clubs which will be re
presented are Atkinson, Burgaw,
Calypso, Clinton (two clubs), Fai
son (two clubs), Garland, Kenans
ville, Roseboro, Rose Hill. South
port, Wallace (two clubs), and
Wilmington (two clubs). Reports
will be heard from each of these
clubs on their past year's work.
Mrs. Edwin P. Brown of Mur
freesboro, state vice-president, will
be present at the meeting and
will outline the work of the clubs
for the coming year. Other state
officers who will be present are
Miss Dorothy Forbes of Wilming
ton, treasurer, Mrs. J. F. Colwell,
chairman of Literature, from
Clinton. One National Federation
officer will be present, Mrs. John
D. Robinson of Wallace.
Luncheon will be served by the
Southport club at one o'clock at
the Community Club. Mrs. E. H.
Arrington will be in charge of the
luncheon, assisted by her finance
committee, made up of Mrs. Har
ry Weeks, Mrs. R. C. Daniel, Mrs.
Landis Brown, Mrs. Felton Gar
ner, Mrs. F. M. Burdette and Mrs.
Shallotte School In Dire
Need of Additional Space
For Regular Classroom
Work now being carried on at
the Shallotte school building will
provide for two badly needed class
rooms as several classes at this
school are now having to use
whatever makeshift quarters they
can find vacant at the moment.
Aa the overflow classes are us
ing rooms that are without heat
every effort is being made to fin
ish the two new rooms before
cold weather sets In.
Guy McKeithan a members of
Shallotte school board stated Sat
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! Brunswick county Republicans
launch their campaign activities
tomorrow (Thursday) evenin*>
when J. O. West, candidate for
Congress from, the 7th District
speaks at Bolivia high school
auditorium at 7:30 o'clock.
On Tuesday night of next week
Ben L. Spence, Republican can
didate for State Treasurer, will
speak at the courthouse in
Southport. This engagement will
be at 8 o'clock.
In addition to these speakers,
county candidates will appear
81 both of these meetings, and
problems pertaining to the wel
fare of the county. State and
nation will be discussed.
Cases Car^TOver From
Two Previous Weeks Dis
posed Of Before Judge
W. J. McLamb Last Week
With no session held during
docket greeted Jtidge . ?
Lamb and Solictor J. W.BMj
K rrtfif ?e
leases were trival. A
' number were continued until Oct
jober 6th. The mfuteSfo^"
the following entries for the day,
Albert Holden, speeding, fined
$10.00 and costs.
William E. Baldwin, reckless op
James Inman, no operators
ed to Justice Of the Peac
trCalven Sullivan. as^uUje
manded to Justice of the Pe
f?Sylvester Waddell. Jr., assault,
. with leave.
n?SyWester Little, larceny, con
tinjUohdn Burwood Carter, speeding
nerson on public highway, 30
dnys on roads, suspended on good
behavior for one year and payment
hDartf Holden. drunk driving,
IJ100 00 fine and costs, license re
'|V?Johnnie Swain, drunk am^dls
' roads'" sus^ndecT'on payment of
i^'and defendant to be of good
ibCGree?rr bright Rowing Joe
Lrithto operate automobile while
? under the influence of liquor, con
itinjUa6ck W. Smith, allowing un
jncensed person to operate his
^WufiamV Helms, speeding,
finpd $5.00 and costs.
"oh. Boy H?". reckless oper
,um(cS& o? m? SU)
Are Sign That
Fish Are Here
Captain Victor P. Lance
Brings In First Sail For
September Sunday With
Captain Hulan Watts Fol
LANCE PARTY- IN
SCHOOL OF SAILS
Other Catches For Week
Considered Good In View
Of Unfavorable Weath
er Of Past Few Days
Good fishing weather appears to
be coming along again after about
ten days of very unsatisfactory
conditions, with north and east
winds blowing every day.
Despite such unfavorable weath
er, the Moja, Cap. Victor P.
Lance, boated one seven-foot one
inch sailfish. Sunday as men on
this boat also had strikes from
four other sailfish. Captain Hul
an Watts followed on Monday
with a 7-ft. 5-inch sail for the
Only three of the five sport
fishing boats made a report to
the paper this week. They were,
the Moja, Captain Lance; The
Idle-On, Captain Hulan Watts;
the Botfly, Captain Basil Watts.
Their scoring for the week follows
and it appears pretty good to
folks who know the sort of weath
er that has been prevailing.
Moja, Sept. 13; party, Mr. and
Mrs. F. E. Wiley, Mr. and Mrs.
G. P. JosepTi, Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
Silllman, all of Myrtle Beach, 61
mackerel, 4 bluefish
Moja, Sept. 14; party, T. H.
Lackey, Hamlet; Jake Lackey,
Fred Cummings, Eustace Russ,
R. M. Fuege, Pete Peterson, all
of Myrtle Beach, 30 bluefish, 22
Moja, Sept. 15; J. P. Hazzard
and party, of Chapel Hill, 31 blue
fish, 38 mackerel.
Moja, Sept. 19; T. E. Hodgin,
Greensboro; J. B. Hodgin, F. R.
Hutto, Jr., Wm. K. Hodgin, Wil
mington. Raised 5 sailfish, had 4
strikes. Wm. K. Hodgin boated
7-ft. 1-inch sailfish. Got 15 blue
ana 1 mackerel."
Idle-On, Sept. 13; Mike Fells
and party from Wilmington, 112
Idle-On. Sept. 14; Mike Chand
gie and p^rty of Salisburg, 75
Idle-On, Sept. 20; S. W. Cbld
rider, Jr., and party of Concord,
Botfly, Sept. 13; Dr. Dunlap and
party of Albemarle, 75 mackerel
one 7-ft. 5-inch sail landed by H.
G Turner. i
Botfly, Sept. 14; Dr. Dunlap
[and party from Albemarle, 14
barracuda, dolphin and mackerel.
Botfly, Sept. 18; R. L. Brown
and party from Albemarle, 40
Botfly, Sept. 19; Luke Mahnler
and party of Wilmington, 88 blue
White Cane Safe
Here This Week
Dwight McEwen Is Chair
man Of Committee Charg
ed With Responsibility
Of Raising Local Lion's
Club Fund Quota
Dwight McEwen, local attorney,
lias been named chairman of the
White Cane Sales Committee for
(Continued on pag# six)
SAFEAY?Once more one of the busiest places in Shallotte is the walkway
which the State Highway Commission erected a few years ago across Shallotte river
in order to give children an opportunity totravel in safety to and from school.
Edward H. Redwine, president
of the Brunswick County Young
Democrats Club, has announced
' plans for a party rally to be
[ held on Saturday, October 2, at
James Chadwlck's place at
Shallotte Poffit. One of the big
attractions of this meeting will
| be a free oyster roast.
Several prominent speakers
have been invited to this event,
and all party candidates for
county offices are expected to
attend. This will be one in a
series of meeting sponsored by
the Young Democrats organiz
ation, which plans to play an
active and aggressive role in
this year's campaign activities
in Brunswick county,
Committee Chairmen Hold
Meetings At Which Club
Objectives For The Year
The 1948-49 program for the
Southport Woman's Club is al
ready organized according to Mrs.;
Ijames M. Harper, Jr., president]
| who reports that a series of meet-J
ir.gs have been held during the i
past few weeks to plan the work
of the various departments for the
General plans were made at an
executive board meeting in Aug
ust. All department chairmen then
communicated The outline of work
to their respective committees
during the following two weeks.
The president attended each of
First of the meetings was that
of the Literature Department. The
chairman, Mrs. A. L. Lewis, en
tertained at a luncheon at her
home at Caswell Section Base.
Present were Mrs. M. R. Sanders,
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W. B. KEZIAH
Corporations are usually re-,
gsrded as being without souls,!
but one is desetving of much ere-1
dit for the Girl Scouts and Brow
nies Council of the Cape Fear
Council being able to purchase
the 138 acre' Pretty Pond tract
twelve miles from Southport. The j
Scouts originally bought 50 acres
|of land further up in Town Creek'
| township. Pretty Pond was much
(the more desirable, and knowing
j of the good cause, the Southern
I Kraft Corporation agreed to trade
I a tract worth five times as much
;for the 50 acres. No money was
I involved in the deal.
During the ten or more years
j they have had thfcir huge timber
land holdings in Brunswick and
Columbus counties, the Reigal
Fa per Cofripany has carried on its i
leforestation program to an ex
tent undreamed of by the average
citizen of either county. Slowing j
i (town only when the war loomed
and labor became short, they
planted five thousand acres in
young pine trees. These plantings,
'supplemented by ycung volunteer
J trees, are now presenting a dense
growth from which regular timber
croppings can be taken in a few
years. The tree planting has not
j been the only step towards re
forestation. Volunteer trees have
| sprung up by the millions on
j thousands and thousands of acr
j es and are thriving. Fires have
[been religiously guarded against I
I'and both the young and older;
trees are growing luxuriantly.:
The success o t the tree planting
has been so great that the pro
gram will probably be resumed
when labor becomes more abun
The fact that Dr. R. H. Holden.
is planning to open his Ocean!
L Continued on Paze Four) J
Resolution Expressing Grati
tude To State Highway
Commission Forwarded To
Chairman A. H. Graham
RECEIVED FROM HIM
State Official Declares Ex
pression Of Appreciation
Is "Unique" And
Mayor Leon Galloway of Shal
lotte has received a letter from
Chairman A. H. Graham of the
Slate Highway Commission in
which he expressed his apprecia
tion the town officials for their
letter to him thanking- the ?high
way commission for some recent
paving inside the city limits of
"We try to do a good job," -the
highway chairman said, "but it
is unusual to receive a letter from
anyone thanking us for our ef
forts. Your letter is unique, and
is much appreciated."
The letter from the Shallotte
board was in the form of a resolu
tion drawn to express apprecia
tion for surfacing about three
miles of roadway inside the city
limits of Shallotte. These impro
vements now provided this Bruns
wick county community with a
complete system of paved streets
8nd has been listed among the
most important recent steps for
improvement within the town.
Passes At Home
Respected Brunswick Coun
ty Citizen Laid To Rest
Following Funeral Ser
vices Monday Afternoon
Rufus D. Woodard, 75-year old
ana highly respected citizen of
the Shallotte-Supply community,
died suddenly at his home Sunday
afternoon. He is reported to have
been in bad health for the past
two or three years but was still
able to get about.
Funeral services were conduct
ed Monday afternoon from the
Chapel Hill cemetery at Shallotte
the Revs. H. B. Bennett and I. F.
Active pallbearers were Kenneth
White, Harry White, Charles Ar
nold, Wilson Arnold, Henderson
Arnold and Rudolph Robinson.
Honorary pallbearers included
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Name New Man
At County Home
Johnie Price To Succeed
Son As Superintendent
Of Brunswick County
Johnnie PRce was appointed
Monday to take over the job of
superintendent of the Brunswick
County Home, effective October
1. His employment is on the basis
of the same agreement under
which his son, Julian Price, has
served as superintendent during
the past year.
By the terms of this agreement
the superintendent has the use
of the county farm and buildings
and receives $40.00 per month
each for feeding and looking after
the welfare of the inmates. In the
contract with the new superinten
dent there is a stipulation that
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Will Not Come
Word ?? received today that
a chang? has been made In the
schedule of Motor Vehicle In
spection Lane No. 28 which will
make It Impossible for this ser
vice to keep its September ap
pointment at Sfaaliotte.
As the schedule now stands,
the Inspection lane will be in
Soutfaport on Tuesday and Wed
nesday, September 28 and 29,
and this will be the only ap
pearance in Brunswick county
during this month.
Originally the lane was sup
posed to go to Shallotte two
days this week-end, but due to a
change In plans the above can
cellation was made.
Of Local P.T.A.
Teacher* Entertained at Re
ception Thursday Even
ing At Community Build
ing; Committees Set To
The Southport Parent-Teacher
Association held its first meeting
cf the year Thursday night at the
Community Building, and follow
ing the business meeting a recep
tion was held honoring members
of the school faculty.
During the business session
plans were discussed for the Hal
lowe'en Carnival, the Teen-Age
Club and Improvements for the
school lunchroom. The following
committees were named by the
president, Mrs. M. R. Saunders.
Ways and Means: Mrs. Thomp
son McRacken and Mrs. Robert
Thompson, co-chairmen; Ed
Weeks, Dan Harrelson, Mrs. Louis
Hardee, Mrs. Homer McKelthan,
Mrs. George Fisher and Mrs.
Program Committee: Mrs. E.
H. Arrington, chairman; H. T.
Sanders, Mrs. J. T. Denning, Mr?.
James M. Harper, Jr., and Mrs.
Publicity Commit t tee: James M.
Hostess Committee: Mrs. James
Smith, chairman; Mrs. Joe Young
and Mrs. Paul Fodale.,
Lunchroom Committee: Mrs. E.
C. Newton, chairman; Mrs. John
Swann, Mrs. C. J. Williamson and
Mrs. R. F. Plaxco.
Teen-Age Club Committee: Mr.
and Mrs. Otto Hickman, Mr. and
Mrs. J. J. Loughlin, H. T. Sand
ers, Mrs. M. R. Sanders.
Membership Committee: Pearce
Cranmer, chairman; Mrs. H. W.
Hood and Mrs. James Wolfe.
During the reception the teach
ers were introduced, and delicious
| refreshments were served.
jTo Keep Informed
: Veterans Service Officer
For The County Says
That Changing Regula
tions Make This A Wit?
In making a report of the act
ivities of his office during the
months of July and August, Cecil
|C. Edwards, Veterans Service of
ficer for Brunswftk county, re
quests that all veterans make in
quiries at his office from Ume to
time, relative to benefits for which
they may be eligible.
Some changes take place from
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j Superior Court
Now h Session
For Civil Term
Case. Of Brown V*. W B.
A S. Being Heard Today
Following Selection Of
Jury Late Yesterday Af?
JUDGE BURNEY IS
Verdict Returned For D*>
fendant In Action Of
Long V?. Morgan; Com*
promise In Helms
A jury was drawn yesterday
afternoon to hear the dvtl an
ions brought by Dr. L. G. Brown]
ana his wife, Mrs. Nell Bnnm,
agsinst the W. B. * S .Bus Liist
and trial of these cases will pro-,
ceed this morning before Judge
John J. Bumey, who is presiding'
over a one-week term of civil
Most of Monday and Tuesday
was taken up with the suit brou
ght by Joyce L. Long against Wil
liam C. Morgan, with a verdWt
for the defendant being returns!.'
late yesterday afternoon. In this
action the plaintiff sought to
cover damages amounting to $lf,
000.00 for injuries sustained whan
he was struck by an automobftt
being operated by the defendant.
A compromise agreement wm
reached in the action of Helaw
vs the Brunswick Navigation
Divorce decrees were granted
in the following actions: Peyton
vs Peyton; Styron vs Styroa;
Robinson vs Robinson; Mltchsft
Grand Jury In
Report To Couit
Routine Inspections Mad*
By Grand Jury Whiek
Makes Report Of Ik
Findings To Presiding
TTie Brunswick county grand
jury made the following report
to Judge John J. Burney at the
conclusion of the deliberation*
during the September term of
court for trial of criminal cases:
Justice of the peace and mayors
have turned in the following fines
and forfeitures to the board of
education: H. Foster Mints, $120.
00; Coy Duval, *146.00; C. O.
Blanton, $35.00; G. F. Ganey,
$105.00; M. L. Galloway, $2.00.
"Clerk of Court: Visited aboyj
office found everything In orderv?
"Register of Deeds: Visited a
bove office found everything
order. Recommend a door betwqyi
vault and accountants office m
"Court House: Recommend re
"County Jail: In fair conditio#,.
except for two rooms which nsed
"State Prison Camp: Visited +>
bove and found everything inord
"County Home: In fair condh
tion, except for two bath roomii
which need repairing.
"We the grand jurors recom*
mend that all school yards be
drained and the bc<ler at BollvJa
"W. T. White
For Mrs. Leonard
Prominent Bolivia Woman
? Died In Hospital; Burial
Made In The GurgandjHf
Funeral services for Mrs. N. B.
Leonard of Bolivia were held at
2 o'clock Friday afternoon froiA
the Bolivia MethoOtst church wit*
Rev. Russell Oaudill in charge dt
the services. Mrs. Leonard was
72 years of age and her death
occured here In the Dosher Mem
orial Hospital. The burial was'th
the Gurganous cemetery, nMr
She is survived her husband;
Napoleon B. Leonard of Bolivia,
three daughters, Mrs. A. R. Mer
cer, Mrs. Edward Mercer and Mr*.
J. W. Danford, all of Bolivia; four
sens, Claude Leonard of Soutfe
port, Hiriam Leonard of Ricfc>
lands, QUintin Leonard of Nor
folk and Len Leonard of CtMr
fornia. Five grandchildren ?top
Active pallbearers were Levu
George and Willie Bowen, JohniiljL
Carl and Cecil Andrews. Honort^
pallbearers were Dr. Taubenhft*
use, Dr. M. H. Rourk, Dr. F. 1L
Burdette, 8. B. Frink and ChazW