Danger Of Many
By Safety Glass
By Arthur T. Moore
RALEIGH?Prior to the enact-j
ment of the "safety glass law")
during the 1935 General Assem
bly, one of the greatest dangers;
( a motorest was exposed to in
a wreck was flying glass.
You motorists, who are old I
enough to remember, can think i
back and visualize the wreck j
scenes you witnessed at that j
time. Cuts, slashes, open wounds, j
blood and more blood were the,
results of flying glass from brok- j
en windshields and side glasses. |
Numerous deaths?needless deaths I
results from loss of blood or open j
wounds that became infected.
One wreck scene comes to my
mind very vividly: A young man
and his girl friend, who were to
have been married shortly, were |
! out riding on one particular j
rainy night; due to the inclement j
I weather, they had the side glasses |
up. They were bothering no one,
j only enjoying a nice ride at about
j 25 miles per hour. Suddenly, two
drunks m a car came up from
I their rear and crashed into their
; car. The young man's head went
| thruogh his left side glass and ?
I almost slashed his head from his
i body. His death was instant. The
[young girl received minor cuts'
from the flying glass.
| This tragic death was unneces-l
sary; had there been safety glass |
in good condition in that left |
door, the young man would pro- J
bably have had only a knot on |
his head, and no doubt would be
alive today. Because of accidents
like this, the law relative to
safety glass was enacted.
Safety glass is two pieces of
good plate glass put together in
a sandwich fashion, with a lay
er of clear plastic between, and
then treated with heat for about I
two and one-half hours, causing
the glass to thoroughly adhere
to the plastic. This glass will
break when pressure beyond its
tensile strength is applied, but
loose pieces will not go flying
about, because the glass is thor
oughly anchored by the plastic.
If one side of the plate glass
is broken (cracked), the strength
of this piece is reduced by one
half. When both sides are broken
in a parallel break (crack) the
pieces are then held only by the
thin layer of plastic. The danger
of pushing a leg, arm or head
through the glass in a wreck is
in proportion to the number of
cracks in the piece of glass. Any
break or crack in any one of the
glasses defeats the purpose of the
Safety Glass Law.
At times, for various reasons, j
a portion of one or both pieces j
of the plate glass will break i
adhesion with the plastic. When I
this occurs, the glass will become |
fogged or discolored if air' gets;
to the area, and circled if the air!
does not get to the area. Either!
way, the area will become larger I
as the time goes by. In addition |
to distorting or obscuring the vis-1
ion, there is the added danger |
that in a wreck that portion of j
the glass not ahhered to the i
plastic will break dnd fly loose,]
again defeating the purpose of j
Motorists who are operating;
vehicles without any glass in their j
doors or windshields should bear |
in mind the dangers of substitut-j
ing tin, cardboard, or 'any other]
non-transparent material in lieu
of the glass. Safe driving de
pends to a great extent on un
obstructed vision, and besides, it
is unlawful to operate a vehicle
with these substitutes for safety
Since the mechanical inspection
program has been in effect in
North Carolina, the Mechanical
Inspection Division has had num
erous letters and queries concern
ing the necessity of safety glass.
Many motorists have become irate
because they were forced to re
place broken or discolored wind
shields and side glasses. The In
spection Requirements state that
any vehicle originally equipped
with safety glass must have it
before it can be given its approv
ed sticker. Vehicles manufactured
prior to 1938 were not made with
safety glass; therefore, we do flot
require that the original glass in
these vehicles be of the safety
nature. However, if one of the
original glasses is broken, and has
to be replaced, then the replace
ment must be of safety glass.
Naturally, all vehicles made since
1936 come equipped with the safe
ty glass. . .
The Inspection Division has
made an effort to arrive at a
formula for determining when a
vehicle should be rejected be
cause of the unsafe condition of
its glass; to date, we have been
unable to reach a satisfactory
solution. We merely have to de
pend on the judgment of the in
spectors, who take into full con
sideration the facts set forth in
this article. We realize that mis
takes have been made, and will
continue to be made, but where
we have made histakes, they have
always been in favor of the mot
orist's safety. Where there are
cracks or breaks in a vehicle's
side, glass or windshield, and
there is any question concerning
its safety, we require that the
motorist replace this glass. The
possible saving of a motorist's
life or the lives of persons who
ride in his car should not be
counted in terms of the small
arrfount 6f money he spend^ in
buying safety glass.
Of Yams Bought
? f ^ ' ^*41 "j
Nearly Nine Hundred Thou
sand Dollars Paid Out To
Growers In Tabor City'
TABOR CITY, Dec. 20?The
sweet potato auction market in
Tabor City sold a total of 370,-.
484 1 pounds fot $853,195.35, ac-1
cording to Larry Ashly, executive
secretary of the Merchants As
During the season just closed,
yams brought an average of
$2.30 per bushel. A few top
quality potatoes brought as high
Quality was well above aver
age and local brokers regard the
1948 season as highly satisfactory.
World War II veterans holding
upused certificates of eligibility
for G. I. Bill education or train
ing issued before September 1
should exchange them immediate
ly for a new type certificate if
they plan to enter training for
the first time after January 1,
the Veterans Administration said.
The certificates may be exchang
ed in person or by mail at any
Veterans Administration office.
A coroner's jury heard six wit
nesses here Friday night and then
rendered a verdict of "unavoid
able accident" in the trailer death
of William J. (Bill) Brown at
The action of the Jury exoner
ated George Owen Edwards of
Fair Bluff, driver of the auto
mobile from which the trailer
came loose and struck "Brown who
was standing beside a parked car
in front of Wooten Motors.
Your car needs to have its grease and oil changed in
cold weather just like you chaijge to winter clothing.
Greasing is our specialty. Bring your car to us and let
us fix it up for safe winter driving.
U. S. No. 17 Supply, N. G.
You save time and you save money when you come
to a store that specializes in furnishing everything you
need in the way of auto parts and accessories.
SUPPLY. N. C.
PLANNING TO BUILD?
LET ME STIMATE ON EITHER RESIDENCE
OR BUSINESS BUILDING.
W. BRUCE MOODY
Carpenter - Contractor
P. O. ? SHALLOTTE ? Residence GRISSETTOWN
TO ALL OF
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? Insurance of All Kinds ?
SHALLOTTE, - V - NORTH CAROLINA
RUSS FOOD CENTER
Charles Russ, Proprietor
Shallotte, N. G.
We are most grateful
for the Splendid Pat
ronage of our hundreds
of customers and hope
we have the pleasure
of serving you through
Just for a minute, we relive
aO the joys and raptures of child
hood as we behold the bright
tinsel and the gay wrappings of
the boxes stacked high under
the Christmas tree.
May your gift be an assurance that all
your most cherished dreams and hopes
will be realized?that is our wish for
you at this happy Yuletide season.
Shallotte Trading Co
'Everything To Decorate Trees
HOBSON K1RBY, Prop.
SHALLOTTE, N. G.
C. W. Davis Co.
2X0-12 N. Water St.
Distributors of Quality Foods
Catering to the retail grocer,
hotels, cafeterias, restauran^,
hospital institutions and baker
ies. We also cater especially
to dredges, boats, and outgoing;
ships. We carry a full line of
No. 10 canned vegetables, No.
10 canned fruits apd juices of
all kinds. Mayorvnaise, salad
dressing, musta-.ifl pickles and
sauces. Also d*ted fruit?. Lay
er raisins, -pocjiage raisins,
bulk raisity, citron, fruit cake
mix.Minci meat, pail jelly and
pie filings that are ready pre
pared.' Toilet tissue, wrapping
papei>, table napkins, paper
bag's, paper towels and wax
papir. We are factory repre
sentatives of show cases, all
models. Get in touch with us
for your new show case. We
also j carry a full line of soda
founUain supplies. We also car
ry i\ll popular sellers in 5c
cano.V bars We Cater Especial
ly to' New Grocery Stores on
Xfceir Opening Orders . . We
Give Vou Prices. So You Cain
OCEAN VIEW TAVEMp
OPEN THE YEAR ROUND
REGULAR MEALS . ..!SPECIAL DINNERS
Really Cooked By An Expert
Dining Rooms, Bed Rooms Furnished throughout
In The Best Obtainable.
Ope? Every Day In The Year !<
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FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT
Of Brunswick County, North Carolina,
" As Of November 30th, 1948
* Dr" Or.
Cash Account ? S 931.23 S
Waccamaw Bank & Trust Co., General Account 12,811.(13
Waccamaw Bank & Trust Co., Trust Funds 20,554.86
Trust Funds * ; -
Miscellaneous Accounts -
Advanced Court Costs Vr
Superior Court Costs?Criminal
Superior Court Costs?Civil . - 63.19
Recorders Court Costs -
Fees - '?
Andrews vs. Miller
Babscn vs. Gresham
Brown vs. Brown
Fred Brown 20(3
David Bryant vs. L. B. Clemmons ......
State vs. Buckman .'. jyj
Burns, Robert H .
Brown, Viney vs. Melvin Smith, et al -j,'
State vs. James Bryant - ?Vw
Brunswick County, vs. Jesse Williams, et al ?. 28M
Cash Bond Account < 95o!(k,
Brunswick County Tax Suits 188.00 21501]
City of Southport (Tax Suits due County)
J. H. Dixon, Heirs
W. D. Evans
J. H. Frink, estate
Walter D. Frazier 1.50
A. G. Fennell, Estate :
Richard Frazier :
Government Bond, Interest Account ^
Gause, Charles E., vs. City of Southport, et als 20(l.(i|]
Rice Gwynn . 250.(1
Gray vs. Tripp . ji?,.;...Lk... 50.01
D. O. Hewett, Heirs 1 1.00 8.W
Hughes vs. Smith
Hewett vs. Sugg - - l.(
Hewett Vs.;Hewett ...; Lt. , W
State vs. Douglas Hewett
Hewett vs. Evans .' 21.9
Helms vs. Brunswick Navigation Co. 3.147.62
[Jem^tte v? Jenrette ...... I _ . .1
tAlex Loftin J!.:. 6.00.
S. B. Frink, Guardian 1.40
R. F. Lee, Assignor : , 4.50
W.E. Lewis, Admr. i,...*!..'. 50.M
W. A. Mintz, vs. Maude Inman, et als 3.06
Middleton vs. Wil. Brims. Sou. R. R. Co 10.75
['State vs. Lester Moore ^... r: Wo
Irvin Mitchell, et al 25.00
iL. J. and Mary C. McLamb?. .". 7.20
Joseph McKeithan, et al., vs. McKeithan, et al. 137.54
W. J. McLamb vs. Hickman, et al
W. J. McLamb, vs. J. B. Harris : 17
Norden vs. Gainey, et al - 1-2*
George Parker, estate 14-W
State vs; J. C. Privett . 12.1?
Rabon, et al., vs. Wolfe, et al ? 2.50
Virginia Sellers, et al 43.50
J. O. Smith vs. L. B. Clemmons 2.24
Southport Building & Loan vs. F. W. Spencer 7.08
G. R. Sellers, Guardian 4M}
Smith, vs. Stanley 47.i?
Stanaland vs. Bennett 50.W
B. M. Williams 53.21
Carrie B. Walton vs. Mae Ola Bland 18.3 1 282.23
$ 214.81 $ 6,818.08
Horace Beasley, estate $
Burris, Lawrence, et^l.
Bryant, Ransom Heir
Delia Benton, next Fiend
Arvel E. Cottrell ^
F. T. Clemmons, estat
Atwell C. Clemmons '
James A. ClemmonSjj
Caison vs. Caison .yr.
Otto Clarida, estAtf *. 279.40
Mrs. Harold B. Cukes, Admrx :
Jeiry Danfojd ..
Edwards, S'. L., estate
Mary G. Edwards, Admrx lio.oo
Frvhk, Francis O., et al., estate \
Finch vs. McDonald
John S. Grussett, estate
Hewett, Norman Dykes
Interest Account( Trust Funds) 30^"
Inman, William L. Estate
Julius, Isaac James, estate
Loretta Ann Jones .. ;
Long, Nova & Velma ;
Henry Thomas Lewis, estate 450.00
Meares, J. D., Guardian
Meares, J. D., Guardian
Phelps, W. H., estate _
Willie & Lounzy Randolph 400.00
Robinson, Cornelia Fay
Clem Russ 100.00
Harry M. Ross 50.00
Arnold Ray Scott
Franklin Sommersett . ".. 100.00
Simmons, Clarence M., Gdn.
Williams vs. Brown i!."!."!]!!!"""!""!!!."!!!!!!!!!"".""...'....
Walker, l., estate
S. T. BENNETT
CLERK SUPERIOR COURT, BRUNSWICK COUNTY.