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sixteen NO. 29 6-PAGES today Southport,*N. C., Wednesday, October 20, 1948 published every Wednesday si.50 per yeai
E[)0rt On Work
? of Teacher Load
?ft to 33 Pupils Ha.
% In Additional j
j,v Members In The
e This Fall Close
JJlleU Those For
Z Schools During ;
fall Of 1947
^tervifw^this week J.I
... county superintend-,
^xjls. gave some ,nter"
urination relative to the ;
'St county schools at the |
;^e Mr. Denning said: i
meeting of the State;
j Education at Raleigh in
0t this year the teach-!
'?as* reduced from 35 to j
At this time a spe-j
Lr was also given to;
ev! hanucr 30 or more;
; allotte was the only,
? Brunswick to qualify
Uland school has em
i commercial teacher, us
,v derived from a special:
_ held a year ago. |
? end of the first 10 days [
1WT-48 school year 4563 j
were enrolled in the
if Brunswick under 144 I
, At the end of the same
?jis year we have 4563
with 151 teachers at
will be noted from this
modified student allot
tam has given the coun
. additional teachers,
the year 1947-'48 South
hi 358 students and 12
For 1948-'49 this school
students and 11 teachers. I
jtte. serving two town-'
ud 999 ?tudenta and 32
j in 1947-'48. This year;
He same number of stud
are enrolled and the
?< teaeiwrs. < ]
Ktnaw had 675 students]
Mdiers during the 1947'
flus year there are 630
under 22 teachers.
had 452 students and
i in 1947-'48. This year j
I has 436 students and1
had 378 students and
sin 1947-'48. This year
t has 391 students and
s. the extra teacher is
from special tax mon
Brunswick county negro
had 1701 students and
ra in 1947-'48. They new
students and 56 teach
Sotth Carolina Educational
State Board of Ed
am! Special Education
on are all advocating the'
of the teachers load
! present 33 to 30 stud
organization are hop
'worr.piish this during the
?^lature. It takes ap
fciy 40 students per teach
'"?rage 33 per day. The
8 ire allotted on average
??"?lance net enrollment.
?-e fall of 1947 20 white
students from Bruns
entered college. This
"int)er of white students
^ On Page *'our)
Sallotte Post American
1J sponsoring a dance on
night. October 23, at the
^ gymnasium. Proceeds
>!o th<: Legion Hut bulld
L^-Pe Presbyterian church
^??abow will hold its an
Jjwoniing Day, next Sun
* ;s an occasion that the
^r-n VVinnabow folks
Jt'-rmer residents o f the
liave been making a
^ ?ffair for years. As
[Jjtaic dinner will be on
Ln *aval school
][ ->tr Davis, U. S. N.. son
r Mn- \v. S. Davis, of
i ?'S now in the United
i^al School at Bain
J^ylantf. He was one of
men to receive ap
j 'o this preparatory
I Wording to a realese
P **ool it gives both
*ad ?college prepara
The students were
[?> the Bureau of Navy
to prepare them for
L??? the u. S. Naval
To Be Good On Deer
Local Man Reports Unusually Good Lu?Jk First Day Of
Season With Young Hounds
With a couple of 18 months
old dogs, one a purebred blood
hound, W. T. Fullwood of South-1
port is credited with having two!
up-and-coming deer hounds. Fri
day, the first day of the season,
these dogs jumped six deer and'
more fTian did their part in bring- |
ing down two of the animals.
Buck feever mixed with some
rather poor shooting is said to i
have been the contributing cause'
why only two of the six animals
were bagged. Four of the hunt
ers got in futile shots. Chief Aus
tin of the Coast Guard patrol
boat brought down one buck and
Chief White got the other.
Six men formed the party, Ful
lwood, Chief Austin, Chief White,
George Hankins, Robert Mc
Kenzie and a man named Nelson.'
It is said that Chief Austin
would probably have been trampl
ed to death by an unusually large
buck if he had not been standing
behind a large stump. Closely
pressed by the hounds, the ani
mal was coming straight at him.
When he tried to shoot he found
out there was no shell in his gun.
He managed to load and get in
a shot that did him no good and
the deer no harm. One other hun
ter missed this deer in three shots.
It grot away completely.
One thing that the entire party
agreed on was that the Fullwoods
dogs were both exceptionally
good. A different tale was told
by Chief of Police Otto Hickman, j
He was out with another party j
and they did not get a deer. He
said his dogs were no good. He,
has since got another one.
Favois Air Spotting
Captain James B. Church
Says That Assistance
From Plane Cruising
Overhead Is Great Help
CONTACT ALL DAY
Much Credit For Unusually
Good Season For Local
Menhaden Fleet Attri
buted To New
Early each morning a three
seater plane begins cruising just
off-ahore at South port, Caswell
Beacli, Long Beach or Holden
Beach. Seeing it hovering over
head and apparently bound no
where, visitors to the beaches
?3?^? le sXghtly curious as to
what it is aoing.
If they look twice they will pro-1
bably see several menhaden boats
in the same area. If the boats |
are too far away from the plane
to be seen the odds are that they
still are somewhere in the vicini
ty. The plane is the spotter, look
ing for schools of menhaden andi
the pilot is constantly chatting
with the captains of the boats,
over the phone as he continues
his search. ?
The men on the boats are all
vitally interested in the reports
from the plane. The boats have
tall lookout masts where men
may watch for fish, but the plane
according to Captain J. B. Church
is the latest thing in outright ef
ficiency for such work.
The fish may be running deep,
difficult for the men In the look
out of the boats to spot. At its
best in weather the range of vis
ion from the lookout is limited.
A good school of fish may be just
a few hundred yards from one i
of the boats, with no one know-1
ing of It. '
There has always been much
cruising around taking much time
and much use of fuel trying to
spot fish from the crow nests of
But a plane high up gives a
wide area of vision to'the watch
ing pilot Swift in its travels, it
can carry its spotter over sea
area in an hour than a whole fleet
of boats could cover in a day.
A constant watch is necessary,
whether from boat or plane. One
hour the schools of fish may be
(Continued on page 2)
Rev. Wood row W .Robbins
Will Deliver Dedicatory
Sermon Sunday After
noon At Soldier Bay Bap
Dedication services for the new
church building at Soldier Bay
will be held Sunday, with an all
day program for this event.
Sunday school will be held at1
10 o'clock in the morning, fol
lowed at 11 o'clock by a Child-j
ren's Day servicc. At 12 o'clock
a picnic dinner will be served on,'
the grounds, and this is expected!
to be one of the most delightful1
features of the day.
At 2:30 o'clock members will
reassemble in the church audi
torium for the dedicatory sermon
by the Rev. Wood row W. Robbins
of High Point, who was pastor at
Soldier Bay during the period
when the church was under con-|
A cordial Invitation has been
extended all members, former
members and friends to attend
the program Sunday.
Freak Wind Hits
Farm Near Supply
A. R. Mooney, of Supply, re
ports a very unusual storm that
visited his place at two o'clock
one morning this past week.
He says it was like a big
whirlwind, a regular twister,
coming in a flash and gone as
quickly. It. lifted a fourth of
! the roof of his home and also
| lifted his only two pairs of
| overalls and hung them in a
pine tree 150 feet away.
From the Mooney house the
| "whirlwind" swept to the corn
j field of one of his neighbors.
| There it picked up a pile of
corn and piled it up again in
another place, some distance
Show Up Missingi
Good Pay Results In Work-1
ers Taking Off For Un-1
announced Holiday In |
A number of the, Southport i
shrimp trawler captains are said
to have trouble keeping crews or
having them to show up after
pay days. Too much money seems
J to bring on a disinclination to
iwork, the say.
| Monday morning Captain Dan
(Early Wells said he was unable
to go out. His two-man crew
quit Saturday. "I paid the first
one $159.00 for his six days work,
the other got $121.00, and they
quit," he said.
The same thing is said to hap
pen Jo other boats. Helpers will
work until pay day and then they
lay off sometimes without warn
ing. Skippers are said to frequen
tly arrive at their boats on Mon
day morning only to find they
have no crew.
Including the captain, most of
the boats owned by Southport re
quire two helpers along with the
captain. A few are small enough
to get along with just the Cap
tain and a helper. These two-men
boats often have the same trouble
as the three-man crafts. The
helpers just do not show up after
As against these large and med
ium sized boat operating troubles
a large number of boats are here
from Carteret county and points]
on the coast. Most of these are
two-men boats. 10 or 12 are so
small that the owner can easily
operate them by themselves. Cat
ches by these one-man boats are
I (Continued on Page 2)
Board Hears Appeal By
Committee Of Represen
tative Citizens For Public
Members of the board of coun
ty commissioners listened to an
other appeal from a citizens com
mittee for ar full time health de
partment at their regular meet
ing here Monday. .
The committee was comprised
of representative from clubs and
organizations from various sec
tions of the county, and the ap
peal of this group was baaed up
on placing funds now being rais
ed for health work in Brunswick
(Continued On Page Four)
Of Two Parties
Speak In County |
Secretary Of State Thad I
Eure Scheduled To Be At!
Southport Tonight; Re
publican Senatorial Can
didate At Waccamaw
COMING TO SHALLOTTE
Voters Of County Being
Given Opportunity To
Hear Issues Discussed
By Able Party Lead
Secretary of State Thad Eure
will speak at the courthouse in
Southport tonight, the first of at
least four prominent Democratic
leaders who will appear in Bruns
wick during the next two weeks.
On Friday night there will be!
counter attractions in .the politi
cal field, but since they are at op
posite ends of the county and are
being staged by the rival parties,
the prospect is taht a good crowd
will show up at each place. John
Wilkerson, Republican candidate
for United States Senator, will
speak at Waccamaw and R. I*
McMillan, past State Commander
of the American Legion, will
speak at Leland.
On Saturday evening Lieuten
ant Governor L. Y. Ballentine will
speak at Shallotte high school.
He is an able speaker and is well
known in Brunswick. A good
crowd is expected to hear him.
F. Ertel Carlyle, Democratic
candidate for congress from the
seventh district, will be the prin
cipal speaker at Waccamaw high
school on Tuesday night Candid
atse will attend all meetings.
Tried In Court
Violations Of Traffic Regu-j
iations Featured Docket'
Heard Before Judge W.
J. McLamb Wednesday
Traffic violators took up moat
of the day in Recorder's court
here last Wednesday as & varie
ty of offenses stemming from
this cause were disposed of. The
following disposition was made:
James W. Griffih, speeding,
$10.00 fine and costs.
Edward Grady, tresspass, 6
months, suspended on good ? .be
havior for two years and pay
ment of costs.
Roy Gore, reckless operation,
continued to November 10.
Walter McCarry, larceny, capi
William Edward Gore, non sup
port, continued to October 20.
Curtis Varnum, Herbert Gallo
way, assault and robbery, not
Cleveland Brown, improper eq
uipment on vehicle, capias.
John Anderson, Jr., improper
John Owen Everett, transport
ing, six months on roads, suspen
ded on good behavior and payment
of a fine of $150.00 and cost.
Bycicle ordered confiscated and
Frank Angler transporting, not
Henry Peschau, speeding, pos
ession, transporting, guilty of
posession, fined $25.00 and costs.
Charles Parson, drunk driving,
Continued on page two
Body Of Sailor
The body of George E. Glea
son, 48-year old Massachusetts
man, was shipped to Boston Fri
day by Kllpatrick Funeral Service.
Gleason died at sea aboard the
steamer Northfleld of the Key
stone Shipping Company, Phi
He was a pumpman aboard the
vessel, which was bound south.
Certificates from the ships of
ficials showed he died of natural
causes. The steamer continued
southward after bringing the body
to South port. The body was Ijeld
here four days, awaiting instruc
tions fr^m relatives of the dead
Paving May Be
RuiH Operation* On Griaaet*!
town-Soldier Bay Road
May Result In Complet
ion Of This Work After
One Week Of Paving
If good working weather con
tinues the paving of the Grisset
town to Soldier Bay road through
Longwood should be completed in
a week, according to L. C. Brown,
Longwood citizen, who was in
The contractors, the E. W.
Grannis Company, Fayettevllle,
began the paving work Saturday
afternoon. They worked from
dawn to dusk through Sunday
and by Monday they had the
first mile of the road completed.
The paving started from Route
17 at Grissettown. Mr. Brown
stated that the orders were to
rush the road through, working
Sundays the same as other days,
j this in the effort to get the eight
miles completed before bad wea
ther sets in. Heavy rains will
make the newly- graded roadbed'
practically impassable and this
I accounts for the speed-it-through
f The road saases directly thr
ough Longwood and fine farming
! section all of the ;wa>y.
Craft Is Ready
George F. Nickerson, Lat
est Addition To Menhad
en Fishing Fleet, Will Be
Ready November 1
Work of reconverting the Geo
rge F. Nickerson, former Navy
Mine Sweeper, into a menhaden
boat has been completed at the
plant of the Brunswick Naviga
tion Company which owns the
vessel. The Nickerson was taken
to Wilmington yesterday for a
finishing touche to her equip
ment. She will be able to take
her place with the rest of the
fleet on November 1st, according
j to R. F. Plaxco, general manager
of the corporation.
The Nickerson is a 136-footer,
equipped with two 500-h. p. die
sels. In some respects she may be
regarded as better than either
the Brunswick or the Plaxco, both
of which are also converted
minesweepers and are regarded
as the best In fishing boats on
The Brunswick is owned by the
company, the Plaxco by Mrs.
Plaxco, wife of the general mana
(Continued on Page 2)
W. B. KEZIAH
Several yachts have found the
600 yards of mooring facilities j
of Dr. R. H. Holden on the water-j
way at Holden Beach very much]
to their liking during the past j
few days. With the boats now]
bound south many make an over-j
night stop at Swansboro. They;
say that W*ightsville Is too short;
a run from Swansboro and that1
Southport is too cluttered up with1
shrimp boats and has no faciliti-j
es in its basin for the yachts, i
Swansboro to Holden Beach mak- j
es a nice day's run.
The Woman's Auxiliary of the|
Presbyterian church will have an'
old fashioned box supper at the1
Community Building Friday night
of this week. They will charge
no admission but they are asking
that the women and girls bring
fancy boxes of food and permit
them to be auctioned off. The
proceeds will be used for the bene
fit of the girls basketball team.
In addition to' the auction there
will be plenty of entertainment
and everybody is invited to at
E. F. Middleton, Sr., Charles
ton, S. C., pioneer in the Long
Beach development, was here this
past week with interested parties
from Charlotte. Mr. Middleton
tells us he plans to return to
South port and the Beach in a
short time to make preparations
for winter and spring activities.
He recognizes the value of con
stant pushing and promotion dur
ing the winter months and said
that right now things were look
ing at their best for beach devel
With its furniture now placed
(CootiniMd on page 21
- - ? ? " '
Ft Caswell Passes Into
Hands Of WAA Effective
October 19th For Disposal
POOLS?A representative of the War Assets Admin
istration took over Ft. Caswell Tuesday as the Navy De
partment formally surrendered this war-time Section
Base. Above is shown one of the pools atop a World War
I battery. This was a conversion by private interests prior
to the time the base was taken over for use during World j
War II.?(Wilmington News Cut.)
Award Contract For j
New RE A Power Lines
Bald Eagle Is
Caught In Net
Clerk of Court Sam T. Ben
nett and his brother, G. L. Ben
nett, of Wilmington, have come
out with tops In unusual catch
Sunday they had a net put at
Long Beach. When went
to look in it' they found 300
pounds of spots and along with
the spots was a huge bald eagle
The eagle was drowned. It had
evidently' swooped down on the
net to take a fish that was im
prlsioned near the surface. In
stead of getting the fish its
claws and legs became entangl
ed in the linen meshes. As the
tide rose it was dragged under.
Dies In Durham
Funeral Services For D. J.
Smith Conducted Thurs
day Afternoon; Inter
ment In Chapel Hill
Funeral services for D. J. Smith,
who died Wednesday morning at
Durham were held Thursday aft
ernoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Hall
Waynne Funeral Chapel. The Rev.
H. P. Ruppenthal conducted the
services. Interment was in the
Chapel Hill cemetery.
Mr. Smith had been indeclin
ing health for several months and
had been a patient of the hospi-j
tal for the past two weeks where
his condition had been regarded
He was born in Duke Cented,
Pa., March 20, 1882, the son of
Amos and Nancy Downing Smith.
He was educated in the schools
of Pennsylvania and lived the I
early part of his life there. In j
1932 he came to Durham where'
he was associated with the North
Carolina Joint Land Bank for
several years. His last work was
Continued on page 3
Charles Taylor Of Winna
bow Elected President Of i
Bolivia Chapter Of Farm
The monthly meeting of the
American Farm Bureau Federa
tion, was held Monday night in
the Bolivia high school. The meet
ing was called to order at 7:30
o'clock by J. H. Tinga, tcmpor-|
ary chairman. The Rev. Fred
Mintz led the opening prayer ask
ing for Divine guidance. The elec
tion of officers for the coming
year resulted in the following:
President, Charles Taylor, Wirtna
bow; vice president. Homer
Holden, Bolivia; Secretary, O. C.
Burton, Bolivia: asst-secretary,
(Continued on page three)
AWARD CONTRACT FOR
Total Of 1320 Miles Electri-1
cal Distribution Lines To
) Be Erected In Brunswick
And Columbus Counties
! EXPECT WORK TO
Contract Calls For Com
pleted Job, WUh Two
Miles Of Line To Be
Erected Each Work
ing Day " '? <!
1 E. D. Bishop, manager of the
Brunswick Rural Electric Mem
bership Corporation at Shallotte,
announced this ? week that the
REA headquarters in Washing
ton have approved the second of
two low bids submitted for the
building of 320 miles of electri
cal distribution lines In Bruns
wick and Columbus county.
E. C. Bridges of Heath Spring,
S. C., submitted the low bid of
$487,696.00. The Boyle Construct
ion Company of Sumter, S. C.t
stood next in line with a bid of
$490,691.85 and the award was
made to this bidder. In addition
to the 320 miles of distribution
j lines, the Boyle company will also!
'handle the conversion work on'
50 miles of line, changing It from]
single to triple phase.
Superintendent Bishop states'
that work will begin just as soon1
as the papers can be officially ex
ecuted. That may be this week.
| The contract calls for two miles
of line to be completed each work
The work embraces the clearing
I of the right of way, the purchase
of all wiring and other equipment,
'including poles and tehir place
ment. In a way of sepaking, It
I will be a turnkey job with the
j REA or property owner only hav
ing to run lines from the distrib
ution lines to the point of use
The Boyle people are under
stood to have had wide experi
ence in construction work of this
Health Nurse Is
Miss Barbara Adams Is
Busy Making Visits To
Various Schools In Effort j
To Take Care Of Begin- J
Miss Barbara Adams, the coun-,
ty health nurse, is now busy,
covering all Brunswick County
schools with the present work a-|
mong the first graders, vaccinat
ing and checking on immunlia-j
tion alrtady. given. She reports,
finding several children who are'
in need of medical care.
Her second pre-school and infant
clinic began yesterday at Sup
Miss Adams has covered all of;
the schools one time. This leaves'
her with two more visits to each
before things Slack up In this1
line of wprk. She has started the
Immunization of 550 school child-,
(Continued on pag* 2) 1
Valuable Property In Tho
Hands Of WAA For'
Whatever Disposition Ap
pears To Br Advisable
STATE MAY STILL
Negotiations Between Board
Of Conservation And Do?
velopment Failed To
James C. Water?, custodian for
Atlanta Regional offices of the'
War Assets Administration, for
mally took over Fort Caswell from
the Navy yesterday. The Section
Base is now surplus property to
be disposed of In whatever manner,
the WAA deems most advisable.
It may be either sold to some
corporation or individual for de
velopment or salvaging purposes
or it may be turned over to the
State of North Carolina for u*f
as a part of the State Park Sys
tem?if the State wants it.
The valuable physical proper
ties ot the Fort including several
old but substantial brick build
ings are of such nature that sal
vaging to any great entent pa
pears to be impractical. The most
practical course appears to be
through handling the property as
a summer resort or for some oth
er purpose including the possibili
ty of its being a part of the
State Park System and the build
ings devoted to various uses.
For two years the State ha*
been negoitating for the pro
perty. At first the request to the
Navy was for a long term lease,
five years not being considered
long enough for the alms the De
partment of Conservation and De
velopment had in mind. The Navy
at first refused to give a long
time lease. Later the government
changed its mind and Is said to
Safe offered the leas* for a* ia
definite period, subject only to a
national emergency that might
create the necessity of the Army
or Navy reposessing the pro pet
By this time the State had al
so apparently changed its mind,
wanting only a one-year trial
Dies At Home
John J. Hewett Had Been
In Poor Health For Some
Time; Funeral ServicM
Mr. John J. Hewett died at his
home at Supply Monday night.
He was 75-years-old and had been
In bad health for a long time.
Funeral services were conduct
ed yesterday ? afternoon from the
graveside at the Galloway cemet
ery near Supply where burial fol
lowed. Rev. H. M. Baker of the
Southport Baptist church offlcat
Mr. Hewett Is survived by his
widow, Mrs. Ida Brown Hewett,
and three sons, L. W. Hewett,
Murphey L. Hewett and Dennis
R. Hewett, all of the Supply com
munity. A number of grandchild
ren and one great-grandchild also
Bolivia P.-T. A.
Starts To Work
Grade Parents Named For
School; Organization Dis
cusses Plans For Helping
The Bolivia school has one of
the best operated P. T. A.'s lit
Brunswick county and the second
meeting of the school year xlss
held a few nights ago with an
unusually good attendance. The
organization has 54 members, all
working efficiently In the inter
est of the school.
Mrs. W. A. Kopp is president
of the organization, H. Foster
Mintz is secretary and G. K.
Lewis is treasurer.
At the last meeting various
plans and suggestions were mads
with the view of securing fuft&a
for needed equipment for the
school and grounds. Among the
immediate plans are a hallowe'en
party, to be held on October 29th.
Plans are also under way to hold
a womanless wedding in the near
The following are the ?
parents, serving with the P. \
A.: 1st; Mrs. Radway Sellers ai_
Mrs. BUI Thrope; 1st (b) J. B.
Hickman and Mrs. E. P. MiUq(
Continued on page I