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>,\i een NO. 40 6-PAGES today Southport, N. C., Wednesday, January 12, 1949 published every Wednesday per yea?
ensive Drive
(Polio Funds
gins InCounty
o,,- L D. Hayman I.
iSS-iekTy. Year
^ be county-wide
Show That About
Times As Much Spent
Was Raised In This
'County La?l Year
. p Havman, who heads
for funds for the Nation
adation for Infantile par
vear, is busy organiz
yuwick county for its
iwnsive campaign thus
tvWr a total of $892.54 was
;or the war against infan
ts in Brunswick county,
i amount $446.27 was sent
-al headquarters, but then
turned the other way.
>94$ the National Foun
"caid out the sum of
KV for care and treatment
L victims of Brunswick
. and use of $459.14 in
chapter funds raised the
t spent for patient care
year to $5.197.14.
h ?as almost six times as
.a?? raised in Brunswick,
r-nal Foundation officials
Y-g the matter frankly this
fhen they say that there
? K a noticable increase in
Uections from all over the
. for last summer's polio
pc second worst on re
ias sapped reserve funds,
announcement has been
_ bv the Rev. Mr. Hayman
? his goal for Brunswick
r this year, but he is plan
to carry the appeal into
iorae in the county in an
it effort to see to it that
mck county has a chance
ffi that the people are grate
5f outside help which pro
it t:se '?.?rHIi of youthful suf
i of polio last year,
i E. J. Prevatte, chairman
?local chapter, and the Rev.
Bivman attended a district
^ last Thursday in Wallace
ijard National Foundation
b made their plea for sub
_l increases in last year s
1 raising effort.
I announcement will be made
.?eek of the county-wide or
6 ?r. into whose hands the
Bbility for the success of
rogram has been placed.
Kg their first week of com
Bi fishing in Gulf Stream
K off Southport, local blats
i ?ported very good catches.
Tor si pper
tiers of the Womans Society
irs'.ian Service will have a
6 oyster supper on Friday
tithe Sunday School Annex
toity Methodist church.
?rnj) AX BEACH
1 and Mrs. E. E. Holden of
tatviiie, N. J., bought three
K Holden Beach last week
W planning to build a per
tome there. Mr. Holden,
?Waft instructor, is a son
and Mrs. Rufus Holden
'Meting of the Dosher Mem
1 ^ospttal Auxiliary will be
the hospital at 3 o'clock
% afternoon of this week,
"sobers and all who want
?ted are urge(j t0 be pre
Md take a needle and a
*Russ, young Shallotte vet
**><> has been taking train
l" fatchmakmg and repairing
1^" a new watch repair shop
**Wry shop in Shallotte a
V~* first of February. He
P m?ve a small building to
I ^joining the J. B. Hewett
|l*** dance
r Dasher Memorial Hospital
netted $65.00 from its
^ sponsor of the square
J** Saturday night at the
building. The same or
^ oa will share in the pro
^ "r"3 week, and all money
be used to complete
, * ?n the new electric
t .""n recently was install
^aher Memorial Hospital.
e of $170.00 is owed on
Survey Boat
KtAUY?The Trawler Penny is on the Marine Rail
way in Wilmington this week being made ready for opera
tions in connection with the shrimp survey off the North
Carolina coast. Captain Merritt Moore will be in charge.
?(Wilmington News Cut.)
Trawler Penny Will
Start Survey Soon
Southport Boat Has Been
Chartered By North Caro
lina Shrimp Survey Com
mission For The Next Six
Plans Call For Comprehen
sive Study Of Conditions
Prevailing Off Coast Of
North Carolina
The Penny, big Southport traw
ler owned and operated by Cap
tain Merrit Moore, returned home
Saturday from a five weeks fish
trip to Florida. She is now
on the railway in Wilmington,
having her bottom scraped and
painted preparatory to beginning
work for the North Carolina
Shrimp Survey Commission next
The boat has been chartered
by the commission for six months
to carry out a survey the fun
length of the North Carolina
coast. The plans call for the old
fashioned method of using sound
ing lines and a drag. The drag
is to determine the number and
size of fish and shrimp in an
area. The sounding line is to
determine the nature of the bot
tom. The boat also has a
fathometer, which will aid great
ly in revealing the nature of the
The drag will be a regular
shrimp net, but smaller than
those usually used. Naturally it
will bring up some fish and
shrimp but efforts will be made
to avoid making big catches. When
It is discovered that either shrimp
or fish are abundant in a given
area the boat will cease dragging
efforts and devote the time to
ascertaining if the bottom is of
a nature that will permit the
boats without ruininc their nets.
The fish and shrimp taken in
the operations will be given to
State Prison camps or state in
stitutions, where it is practical.
Continued On Page Four
Prominent Man
Dies In Bolivia
Charles B. Aycock Was
Nephew Of North Caro
lina Governor Of Same
Name; Death Occurred
Charles B. Aycock, nephew and
namesake of North Carolina's
great educational governor, died
at his home at Bolivia Sunday
following a long period of failing
health. Mr. Aycock was 70 years
of age.
The remains were taken to
Freemont for interment in the
Aycock family cemetery Monday
morning. The service were held
at the graveside at 2 o'clock.
Surviving the deseased is his
widow, Mrs. Vera McKeithan Ay
cock, assistant postmaster at
Bolivia; two daughters, Mrs. Earl
Aycock of Wilson and Mrs.
George Minder of Philadelphia.
One sister and three brothers also
survive. They are Mrs. Mary
Hooks of Golds boro, Harvey Ay
cock of Kenley, Millard Aycock
of Pikesville.
Mr. Aycock came to Brunswick
county nearly thirty years ago
and was active in the affairs of
the county until slowed up by
failing health.
Williamson On
Good Committees
Representee Odeli Williamson
has been named chairman of
the House committee for Con
gressional Districts and vice
chairman of the committee on
Commercial Fisheries, accord
ing to announcement Monday
night by Speaker of the House
Kerr Craig Ramsey.
In addition, the Brunswick
county representative holds
membership on seven other com
mittees as follows: Appropria
tions, Counties, Cities and
Towns, Propositions and Griev
ances, Public Utilities, Roads,
Veterans Legislation and Wild
life Resources.
Admits Driving
Wrecked Auto
! Quinten (Bobby) Sellers Ar
rested Monday In Jack
sonville By Patrolman C.
M. Cummings
On a warrant sworn out by
State Highway Patrolman C. M.
Cummings, Quentin (Bobby) Sel
lers was arrested Monday night
and subsequently released on a
$1,500 bond. He was charged with
the careless and reckless opera
tion of an automobile, resulting
in the death of Rufus Sellers and
the serious injuries of Charles E.
Murrell on Saturday night, Octo
ber 23, 1948.
Rufus Sellers, a son of Mr. and
Mrs. E. E. Sellers of Supply, was
31 years old and was a veteran
of five years service in the army.
His body was found in the wreck
age of a car a short distance this
side of Supply early Sunday morn
ing October 24th. Murrell a Wil
mington man and owner of the
car, was also found seriously
A report in this paper at the
time stated that there was a
third man in the car and that
he was possibly the driver and
left the scene hurriedly and
secretly. Officials said that they
were unable to obtain any evid
ence as to the presence of this
third man and no action was
taken until Monday night when
Bobby Sellers was arrested.
Clerk of Court Sam T. Bennett
(Continued on page five)
Farmers Invited
To Check Needs
Many Important Matters
May Be Taken Up With
County P- M. A. Office
This Month
January being the first month
of the year, farmers will be check
ing-up on the things to be done.
Some of these should be with the
County P. M. A. office, for him
to combine or divide farms, mail
or send in the 1948 tobacco sales
card, sign and return the appli
cation for payment mailed to him
for his signature, report the use
and' or non-use of seeds, lime,
and phosphate received, tHrough
the office (Decern ter 31, 1948
was the closing date to use them),
(Continued on pag? Two),
Storage Plant
Stockholders To
Meet On Friday
Annual Meeting Of Stock
holders of Brunswick Cold
Storage Company Will Be
Held This Week At Shal
Of 340 Lockers, Only Twelve
Remain Vacant, And
Thousands Of Pounds
Meat Being Han
One of the busiest places in
Brunswick this winter has been
the plant of the Brunswick Cold
Storage at Shallotte. The place
has been running to full capacity!
in some departments and six men|
and a young lady office worker
have been kept constantly busy.
Fred Mintz is president of the
Corporation and Houston Hewett
is Secretary-Treasurer. Mr. He
wett stated that the annual stock
holders meeting for the year is to
be held Friday night of this week
at 7:30 o'clock.
Dropping in at the plant this
week a news man was invited
into the meat curing room where
ninty thousand pounds of hams,
sides, etc., were being prepared
to be taken to the homes of the
owners or stored. This curing
room was overflowing with
around 20,000 pounds of meet,
in addition to the 90,000.00, hav
ing to go into the beef storage
Of the 340 frozen food lockers,
all but 12 are rented and in use.
No figures were obtained cover
ing the full amount of meats
handled during the past year
but the total is said to have been
Varied Docket
Tried In Court
Two Cases For Violations Ot*
Oyster Law Tried Before
Judge W. J. McLamb
Here Wednesday
A varied docket was disposed
of by Judge W. J. McLamb and
] Recorder's court officials here
last week with the following re
Hoyd McDonald, violating oys
ter law. One year on roads, sus
pended On payment of costs and
defendant not to violate any oys-j
ter law for two years.
William McDonald, violating!
oyster law. One year on roads,
suspended on payment of costs
and defendant not to violate any
of the oyster laws for a period of
two years.
Jack Aaron Sneeden, speeding,
fined ten dollars and costs.
David Hooper, no operators lic
ense, fines $25.00 and costs.
John Jackson Ballou, speeding,
Alma H. Murphy, speeding,
William Ellis Gray, reckless op
eration, 90 days on roads, sus
pended on payment of costs and
making restitution for damages to
Marcella Benton, assault, six
months on roads, suspended on
payment of costs and defendant
ordered to have a mental exa
mination, costs remitted.
Lee Simmons, reckless operation
fined $23.00 and costs.
Edward M. Gore, reckless op
eration, finer $23.00 and costs.
Josephine Parker, tresspass and
assault, nol prossed with leave. '
Under the recognized order of;
things the term, "Training School" j
is accepted by the public as mean
ing a correctional institution for)
wayward boys or girls as the
case may be. The State of North
Carolina has training schools for
such purposes. This gets us a-1
round to the expressing of the J
opinion that the name of ' the
Brunswick County Training school
at Southport ought to be changed,
regardless of how much sentiment1
clings to the present name. The
negro school here is in no sense
a correctional institution. It is
just an excellent high and gram
mer school. Reference to it in the
j newspapers under' its present
i name gives many people the im
Ipression that it is something dif
ferent from what it really is.
Annual Meeting
Of Farm Bureau
The annual meeting of the
Brunswick County Farm Bureau
will be held on Friday, January
21, at Shallotte high school, be
ginning with a fish and shrimp
supper at 6:30 o'clock.
T. T. Ward, president of the
Bruncwick county organization,
says that the membership drive
this year resulted in about 600
members, and he urges as many
as possible to attend. Secretary
J. J. Hawes should be notified
so plans may be made for feed
ing the crowd in attendance.
One of the most important mat
ter of business to come before this
meeting will be the election of
officers of the Farm Bureau to
serve during the coming year.
Brunswick Body
Votes Boycott Of
Wet Communities
Allied Church League In
vites Support of "All Fair
Minded Citizen* Toward
This End"
The Allied Church League of
Brunswick County served notice
this week that "we shall boycott
all towns and villages that en
dorse or vote for the sale of
alcoholic beverages."
T. T. Ward, farmer and busi
ness-man of the Langwood com
munity, today released a copy of
the solution adopted Monday
evening at a meeting of the Allied
Church League at Mouijt Olive
Baptist Church near Supply.
"The league has been a moving
spirit in the State toward abolish
ing the sale of beer and wine and
other alcoholic beverages, and
we're in this fight to the finish,"
Ward stated.
Various denominations in Bruns
wick were represented at the
Allied Church League meeting,
Ward reported.
After resolving to invoke a
trade boycott of municipalities
which approve the sale of beer
and wine, the Brunswick group
declared that "we desire the sup
port of all fair-minded citizens
toward thi^ end."
The Brunswick Allied Church
League is now in the midst of a
fight to ban beer and wine sales
in that county. Brunswick citizens
will vote on the issue on January
Walter Jenrette
Funeral Monday
Former Brunswick County
Man Died Suddenly Satur
day At Home At Wades
boro; Funeral In This
Walter Regan Jenrette, 52 year
old native of Brunswick county
and resident of the Longwood
community until a few years ago,
died suddenly early Saturday
morning at his home in Wades
boro. He was a timber dealer and
also engaged in the real estate
business. He had worked all of
the day preceding his death,
which is understood to have re
sulted from a heart attack.
Mr. Jenrette was bookkeeper
for the Jackson Brothers Lumber
Company when they operated at
Longwood and Whiteville. When
this firm sold out he engaged
in the ffrocery business at Long
wood for a few years, selling out
his business to go with the Canal
i (Continued on page 3)
i A good idea for Brunswick
county people who own camellia
bushes is to sprinkle them liberal
ly with water in advance of any
severe freeze. Dry buds are killed
easily by cold. If they are moist
they will suffer very little, if any.
Even ice covering will not hurt
camellia buds as there is plenty
of moisture along with the ict?
Any night when you are looking
for a freeze and have camellia
buds that you fear will be damag
ed just turn the hose on the
bushes until the buds are thoro
ughly moistened. They will be all
right the next morning, but in
some cases of extra severe cold it
is advisable to sprinkle them a
gain early the next morning.
{Continued on page 2)
The Floor Show Is
Good At Cage Games
Cheer Leaders Take Over For Jam-Up Exhibition Every
Time Negro Basketball Team Play
The stunts put on here at their
basket ball games by the negro
cheer leaders of the Brunswick
County Training School are just
as interesting as the games them
selves, The cheer leading and mor
al support of the teams is all a
part of the game.
It would hardly be practical to
do the same thing just at the
gym of the Southport white
school. It would break down the
floor and bring down the roof.
Still and all there is plenty of
room for the patrons of the white
schools in Brunswick county to
give better support to their
school teams.
They could learn a lot about
how to do this by attending one
of the negro school games, where
they can see everything from top
notch playing to cake walking by
the supporters of the teams.
At a game here Thursday night
around six or seven hundred spec
tators from here and various sec
tions of the county turned out to
Sub Station Of RE A
Nearing Completion
Southport Wins
Two From Bolivia
When a Bolivia forward slipp
ed in a field goal during the
first minute of the fourth quar
ter last night she broke a scor
ing famine which for three full
quarters had threatened to give
Southport a shutout victory
over the visitors.
Southport had completely dom
inated play during the first
three periods, but once the ice
was broken Bolivia laid In
eleven points in a hurry to cut
the victory margin to 28-11. Re
becca McRackan led the scoring
with 16 points.
In the boys' game Southport
trailed by a 13-8 score at half
time, but came back with a
bang to take a 28-20 triumph
over the visiting Bolivia quint.
Bowmer for Southport and Wal
ton for Bolivia tied for scoring
honors with 14-points each.
Violations Of
Local Law Noted I
Representative Ode]] Willi
amson Greatly Disturbed
By Apparent Disregard
For Oyster Regulation
The arrest of two Brunswick
county citizens last week for
violating the fish and oyster law
resulted in Representative Odell
Williamson getting pretty warm
under the collar.
In 1947 Representative William-1
son fathered a purely local law,
applying entirely to Brunswick.
This law says that it iS illegal
to take oysters from the waters
of Brunswick county for delivery
outside of the state or for sale
to non-residents.
Despite the. fact The North
Carolina Fisheries Commission is
supposed to cooperate with Bruns
wick county officials in the en
forcement of the local law, it
appears from the claims of Re
presentative Williamson that the
Fisheries Commission has been
deliberately selling licenses to
people who dig oysters and sell
them in defiance of the local law.
This week Representative Wil
liamson showed a news man a
Department of Conservation and
Development receipt in the sum
of $29.00 for a license issued to
William McDonald on November
Continued On Page Four
Funeral Rites
For Florida Man!
Daliie H. Hickman, Native
Of Southport, Died In
Florida; Funeral At Anti
och Saturday
Daliie H. Hickman, native of
Southport and son of Mrs. Charles
Hickman and the late Mr. Hick
man, died suddenly Monday night
of last week at his home at Mt.
Dora, Fla. He had been residing
in that state for several years.
The body was brought home
and entered Saturday at the An
tioch Baptist church cemetery.
Rev. H. M. Baker, pastor of the
Southport Baptist church had
(Continued of page four)
see the boys and girls contesting
with East Arcadia. Both games
were brilliantly played with the
Southport negroes loosing 13 to
22 to the formidable looking,
stevedore sized East Arcadia
It looked equally bad for the
boys before the game started. All
are small and the East Arcadia
negro boys were something like
big sisters. But, the local boys
surprised the spectator and more
than surprised the red garbed
visitors. With their speed, passing,
guarding and goal shooting they
completely outclassed their visit
ing oponents, winning with a score
of 28 to 6.
Thirty or more white residents
of Southport, including several
members of both the boys and
girls basket ball squads and the
cheer leader?, witnessed these'
games and got a big kick out of
the fine playing and showmanship
bf the cheering forces.
Superintendent E. D. Bishop
Says That Station With
Transmission Lines Will
Be Furnishing Added
Power Soon
Prediction Is Made That
Sometime During The
Spring Most Of REA
Lines Will Be Com
E. D. Bishop, manager of the
Brunswick REA, stated this week
that the sub-station at Shallotte
should be completed tn abouf Wrr
days. Another interesting disclo
sure is that the poles for the tran
smission line from Whiteville to
Shallotte are now all up and less
than 8 miles of wiring to the sub
station remained to be strung the
first of this week.
The transmission lines and sub
station will be completed at about:
the same time in less than two
weeks from now. The REA will
then be able to energize all new
distribution lines that have been
completed recently. At the same
time additional power will be avai
lable on the old lines, which have
been overloaded.
Constructing of distribution
lines is getting underway. A con
siderable mileage has the right
of way staked and much of it
cleared. The entire mileage in
Brunswick will probably be stak
ed within the next three weeks
and clearing of the right of way
will follow in rapid order.
Among other project the en
gineers will start staing out the
line that is to run from Caswell
and Long Beach road up the Riv
er Road this week. This line will
follow the road from the dairy
to a point at the lower end of the
Continued On Page Four
Grading Work
Almost Ended
With Good Weather Only
Two More Weeks Work
Remains On Grading Of
River Road To Walden
C. L. Gregory, grading construc
tion foreman for the Towles-Cline
Construction Company of Wilmin
gton, stated this week that all
grading on the Southport to Wal
den Creek project would be com
pleted within the next two weeks.
Most of the work is finished, with
the exceptions of the fills at Price
Creek and Fidlers Drain, where
the men are now working.
At Fidlers Drain a 60 inch
cement culvert will be used with
concerte abudments. At Prices
Creek a unit of three of these
pipes will be used. At both places
a 70-percent grade is being made
and this entailed a 10 foot fill at
Prices Creek and a 5 foot one at
Fidlers Drain.
With the grading work to be
completed within two weeks the
i paving will not be put down until
it beccmcs warm enough for such
work in the early spring. The
Towles-Cline Company also has
the paving contract.
Mr. Gregory stated that the
River Road is a Federal Aid pro
ject. Owing to this fact and an
ticipated heavy uses of the road,
the foundation has been built with
an eye to future needs.
Bill To Prohibit
'Wet' Advertising
Offered By Powell
Measure Would Forbid Use
Of Newspapers, ? Signs
And Billboards To Pro*
mote Alcoholic Beverage
Says Idea Is To Halt Efforts
Of Manufacturers To Cre
ate Appetites And
A bill to prohibit the advertis
ing of alcoholic beverages in
North Carolina was tossed into
the legislative hopper by Repre
sentative Junius K. Powell of,
Columbus County during the ?
initial week of the 1949 General)
Entitled "A Bill To Be EntiUed
An Act to Amend Chapter 18 of
the General Statutes As the Same
Relates to the Advertising of In
toxicating Liquors," the legisla
tive proposal would exclude the
use of newspapers, periodicals,
magazines and all signs or bill-.
boards which call attention to
alcoholic beverages.
The section relating to signs
and billboards is designed to pro
hibit the placing of any marker
which would advertise any busi
ness or establishment as a retail
outlet for beer or wine.
"It shall be unlawful," the bill
reads, "for any person, firm or
corporation to erect or set up or
permit to be erected or set up on
premises owned by or under the
control of such person, firm or
corporation, any sign, signboard,
billboard or other device contain
ing any advertising of alcoholic
beverages as defined in. . . etc."
Powell, here for the week end,
expressed himself as hopeful of
favorable action on the measure.
"I feel that those who are
truly inearnest about the control
of alcoholic beverages should sup
port this bill wholeheartedly," the
Representative stated. "Everybody
is agreed that advertusmg- is the
greatest media in the world for
the creation of new appetites and
desires, whether for a new tooth
paste, a certain length of dresses,
a cigarette or aity other product.
That being true, it is to the best
interest of those who favor a
temperate society to restrict the
use of this media in regards to
alcoholic beverages. This bill is
designed to put an end to effort*
of manufacturers to develop new
appetites and thus create greater
consumption whether that con
sumption is fronj legal or illegal
If enacted into law, Powell's
bill would become effective Im
Former Resident
Passes Thursday
? ?
Mr*. Be rta Seller* Worthing?
ton Died In Jame* Walker
Memorial Hospital; Fu
neral In This County
??? i
Mrs. Berta Sellers Worthlilg
ton, 54, of Swansboro wife of a
former pastor of Hallsboro Metho
dist Church and a sister-in-law
of J. W. Worthington of South
Whiteville, died Thursday in
James Walker Memorial Hospit
al at Wilmington.
Mrs. Worthington lived in this
'county when her husband, Rev.
J. K. Worthington, served as pas
(Continued on page five)
Tide Table
Following is the tide table
for Southport during the next
week. These hours are approxi
mately correct and were furn
ished The State Port Pilot
through the courtesy of the
Cape Fear Pilot's Association.
High Tide Low Tide
Thursday, January IS
6:88 A. M. 0:14 Ki JUL
6:51 P. M. 1:08 P. M.
Friday, January 14
7:24 A. M. 1:58 A. M.
7:42 P. M. 1:51 P. M.
SATURDAY, January 15 t V
8:14 A. M. 1:58 A. M.
8:84 P. M. 2:87 P. M.
t Sunday, January 16
9JS A. M. 2:48 A. hf.
9:25 P. M. 8:24 P. M.
Monday, January 17
9:52 A. M. 8:88 A. ML
10:19 P. M. 4:10 P. M.
Tuesday, January 18
10:45 A. M. 4:25 A. M.
11:14 P. M. 4:57 P. M.
Wednesday, January 19
11:86 A. M. 5:18 A. M.
0:00 P. M. 5:50 P. M.

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