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Lnswick County
A Good Newspaper In A Good Community
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?o 5 N1EI:N N"' " 6-pages today Southport, N. C., Wednesday, January 19,1949 fUBUSHED every wednesda? per yea*
^'nt of
tion To
ie Drive
, n Director
rch Of Dimes Drive,
'SSngTo Enlarge
( rs Mow Stand Seri
al Meetings Will Be
Si" Communities
$ore_Fund_ Drive
, jesulT of meeting attend
! ?'? F. J- Prevatte. chair
swick County Chapter
: Foundation For Infantile
* r i Rev. L. D. Hayman
^vr the fund raising
- the plea for a much
T-->*;bisuon that last year
' ? necessary to enlarge
"vjl chapter in order to
. th:s urgent demand.
conference with the loca^
' tte full agreement ot
:as that the chapter for
t..,, county should be en
f: * least eleven members,
'.'i-ovision to name fifteen
!f necessary. At present
-;.y 1S not represented by
v outside of Southport.
, chairman of the chapter
director have asked State
for further time
'Lo permission to complete
conization before under
go raise the funds desired.
Li will be sought out for
[oapter from the several
Lmties within the county,
L-i women who will gladly
, anJ are willing to work
4e cause." The need is too
t. and the demands too vital
riertake any other than the
;5ossible plan and enlist the
writers to make a success
?oundup of the work," de
c the fund director this week,
ixsequence of this situation,
Itud raising part of the cam
p for Brunswick county has
t set begining February Xir 't
I terminating February 19th,
u soon thereafter as possible,
isian now being considered is
tave community meetings in
toort, Supply, Bolivia, Shal
l Waccamaw and other places
it possible. Also, to call upon
jistors and churches urging
i to share in the work. A
a. canvas of business estab
bents and individuals through
lte county will be uridertaken.
krag, the several schools will
toate, white and colored.
latos have been secured for
k of the communities and
n will be secured from re
kc| communities as rapidl>
aixduals can be interviewed
I'ieir consent given to serve,
taress of the county is cooper
15, and it is likely that the
tissue will announce the en
f staff of chapter members
i officers, and also the com
R leaders who are to carry
ie campaign in their respec
1 territories.
fceryone to whom this matter
*en presented is cooperat
ed the outlook is fine for
successful achievement ,
the Rev. Mr. Hayman.
first effort will be to secure
tesentative chapter organiza
liat will be a permanent
?within the county.
I titf Stmt
Ml Lattay of Bolton, super
P?t for the Reigel Paper
N?y. has been ill in a Wil
P? hospital for the past two
p Moore, prominent Southport
r*-" has returned from the
Hospital in Fayetteville,
P1* underwent an operation
^Allied Church League of
''"'-It county is sponsoring a
. sermon over radio station
08 Saturday, January 22,
? Rev. a. W. Icard of Hen
Time for this program is
r training
I 'raining under the G. I
con?plished splendid results
^ Bolivia school the past
.This work is under the
"Won of j. h. Tinga who
ytilis week that veterans
Crw m Bninsw'ck interested
J"6 Farm Training and
*or such work should
"dvismg of their quali
Brunswick Boy
WINNER?Waban Thomas, Shallotte high school boy
1 is making a good showing in the Eastern North Carolina
Golden Gloves Tournament in Raleigh this week, having
won two straight fights. Tonight he appears in the finals
of the lightweight division. (Cut Courtesy Wilmington
Shallotte Boys In
Raleigh Tournament
Waban Thomas Continues
Successful Path Toward
Recognition As Fine Am
ateur Light-Heavyweight
Two Brunswick Boys Are
Members Of Wilmington
Team Entered In East
ern Carolina Event
In Raleigh
r. ______
Waban Thomas, who won the I
right to represent . Wilmington
district m the Eastern Carolina
Golden Gloves Tournameht this
week, has won two straight
fights and will appear in the
finals of the lightweight division
James Robbins, another Shal
lotte youngster who qualified for
the Raleigh tournament, was un
able to make the trip.
In the Wilmington event the
past week the two ShaUotte boys
came through with victories.
Thomas, a burly-built slugger
from Shallotte, battled Jim
Thorpe slim boxer of Wilming
ton in the main event which was
the light-heavyweight encounter.
Thomas cornered Thorpe on the
ropes near the end of the first
round, and delivered some slash
ing blows. Then in the second J
round Thomas smashed Thorpe j
to the canvas with a hard right i
but Thorpe shook off the effects
of the blows and Jumped up to i
continue the fight. In the third
round Thorpt, who had been stay
ing out of Thomas' range most
of the bout, flicked a number of i
good left jabs at Thomas' face,
but they failed to have any tell
ing force behind them. Because
Thomas had landed the best blow
and had been the aggressor, the
judges awarded him a decision.
.After Hamp Bowen had traded
(Continued of page four)
Tragedy Takes
Lives Of Two
Explosion Tuesday Morning
Results In Death Of Fath
er And Fatal Injuries To
Small Daughter
Thomas Carlos Prince, 37 year
old World War II Veteran, died
in his flaming four room home,
his 4 year old daughter, Jaunita j
Prince, died eight hours later in
the Dosher hospital and two other
members of the Prince family are
patients in the hospital, suffer
ing from burns, following a pre
dawn explosion Tuesday.
Prince had arisen early to tend;
some traps he had set. Starting
to light a fire in the wood burn-J
ing stove, he threw in some kero
sene oil on live coals. An explo
sion resulted and his clothing
was literally burned from his
body. He died within a few min
utes after being removed from
Continued On Page Four
Calf Adopted By
Foster Mother
Rev. H. M. Baker reported
one of the most unusual stories
of the year, yesterday. The
Southport minister says that a
mule belonging to Orbie Lee
Stanley of Waccamaw township
has completely alienated the af
fections of a calf for its mother.
In the same pasture, the mule
will not allow the lawful mother
of the calf to approach her
offspring. The calf endeavors to
suckle the mule and gets what
psychologists might call "dry
comfort" from such nursing.
At night the mule carefully
herds its adopted child into a
stable and the two would re
main there bedded together if
Mr. Stanley did not interpose
in behalf of the rightful mother.
Yankee Soldiers
Return To Visit
Who From Up North Who
Were Stationed In This
Area Enjoy Returning
Here For Visit
During the late war a lot of
Yankees got a liking for the
South, many Of them have since
come around for visits, some have
come to stay. The war was a
great leveler of the immaginary
Mason and Dixon Line.
i During the early stages of the
war, Daniel S. Grant, a young
New Yorker, was stationed at
Camp Jackson, near Columbia, S.
C, with the Land Procurment
Division. He was sent to South
port for two months work, getting
landowners permission for the use
of their land for maneuvers by
the army.
The army did not use the land
but the young New Yorker and
his aide, a Chicago boy, Donald
S. Roger, visited and interviewed
every white and colored man in
Town Creek and Smithville town
ships, who owned five acres or
more of land. In a way of speak
ing they got to know everybody
in two townships.
Grant, as a staff sergeant, later
went overseas to Germany and
after things were finished there
he went to Japan, returning to
his home in New York the last
of 1945.
During their stay in Southport
both the boys subscribed to the
State Port Pilot and have been
constant readers since then. One
year Rogers, a history teacher
in the Chicago schools, sends the
paper to Grant and the next year
Grant sends it to Roger. Last
year they both sent in their
checks for a year's subscription
to themselves and the other.
Last week Grant bobbed up in
Southport for a visit with Mrs.
Helen G. Bragaw and other
friends. He said he knew Smith
Continued On Page Four
Three New Bills
Are Introduced
By Williamson
Brunswick County Repres
entative Co-Sponsor Of
Bill Which Would Elimi
One Has To Do With Mat
ter Of Levying Taxes, The
Other With Extension
Of City Limits
Representative Odell Wiilliam
son of Brunswick and Repre
sentative Burl Hardinson of Car
ven county were joint sponsors of
and auto inspection bill in the
House last week.
According to Representative
Williamson the bill cuts out the
present auto inspection which,
among other things, provides for
the inspection of vehicles twice
each year. This rather drastic
step was taken with the idea
that relief can be obtained from
the objectionable feature of the
present law.
Amendments to the Williamson
Hardinson bill will naturally be
introduced by other legislature
I and before the bill becomes a
law some sort of a compromise
will be arrived at. At least Re
presentative Williamson is sure
that by introducing a bill to do
away with the automobile in
spection law relief from some of
its provisions will be obtained.
In accordance with a resolution
recently adopted, Representative
Williamson also introduced two
local bills in the House this past
One of these measures will give
; the Shallotte town officials the
power to levy tax in the manner
provided to the General Statute.
[This bill has been referred to
the committee of towns and cities.
The other measure introduced
and referred to the same com
mittee provides authority and
provisions for the holding of an
?election, when such may be called,
on the question of extending the
Shallotte town limits. Mayor Leon
Galloway of Shallotte has copies
of both bills.
Camellias Are
Now In Bloom
Orton Gardens Showing Un
usual Amount Of Color
For This Time Of Year;
Other Places Have Many
Thousands of Brunswick county
camellia bushes are breaking in
to full bloom again and offering
beauty of flower that is seldom
met with at this season of the
Naturally, the greatest wealth
of the color at the present time
is at Orton, where they have more
than 350 different varities of the
flower with thousands of bushes
in the garden and nursery
grounds. Many of these Orton
camellias now blooming are win
ter varities and would have been
blooming at this time, regardless
of the sort of weather that has
Next to Orton in the number
of bloom that is now being put
forth is the Elmore Nurseries,
Inc., at Bolivia; Franklin Park
in Southport; the Eastbrook Nur
series at Leland; Clarendon Plan
tation. the Pleasant Oaks Planta
(Continued on Page Five)
Columbia, S. C., who will fill a
series of speaking engagements
in Brunswick county next week
under sponsorship of the Allied
Church League.
January Term
Superior Court
Convenes Monday
Judge W. C. Harris Of Ral
eigh Has Been Scheduled
To Preside Over Mixed
Term Of Brunswick Coun
ty Court
Trial Of Wood row Hart In
Wescott Murder Is Ex
pected To Hold Spot
light; Other Inter
esting Cases
Judge W. C. Harris of Raleigh
will preside at the mixed term of
superior court which convenes
here next Monday and it is ex
pected that there will be a heavy
attendance of spectators attracted
by the rather sensational nature
of some of the criminal cases.
Outstanding will be the trial of
Woodrow Hart, charged with the
murder of Edward Wescott by
stabbing during a drunken quarrel
in December. Hart confessed to
having had trouble with Wescott
but denied that he deliberately
killed Wescott.
Bobby Sellers, driver of a car
that was wrecked in October with
fatal injuries to Rufus Sellers,
a distant relative, will also be
placed on trial. He is now at
liberty under a $1,500 bond.
Also of outstanding interest
will be the trial of Mrs. Myrtle
Wescott, charged with assault
with deadly weapon with intent
to kill. The victim was her hus
Continued On Page Four
Two Brunswick
Boys In Army
Twenty-four applicants, includ
ing one Navy and four Army
I veterans, were accepted for enlish
iment in the Regular Army and
^Air Force by the Wilmington U.
IS. Army and U. S. Air Force
i Recruiting Station during the
|week of January 3-8, accoring to
a statement made by Lieut. Char
ges J. Markus, commanding offi
cer. Two of these applicants Were
j accepted from the Brunswick
county area, both were non-vet
| erans.
They were: George C. Smith,
Ash; and Rock E. Ivey, Longwood;
both of whom volunteered for
three years for regular army.
Making the rounds with Tax;
Collector Edward Redwine, it is
no hard job to find out that
Brunswick farmers are busy with
their 1949 farming operation.
Most of these operations just now
have been the preparation of to
bacco seed plant beds. In some
sections of the county fully 90
per cent of the beds sown last
week. Very few farmers were
gathered around anywhere to talk
about things.
Exum, J. M." Bennett said that
farm lands were still too wet to
work, they have had more rain
than in other sections. Ikey
Vereen who keeps a well appoint
ed country store, said his business
has been pretty fair. .Barney R.
Bennett viewed the expected com
ing of a hard surface road through
there with a lot of satisfaction, .j
Telling about the 20 or 25 Brahma
calves that they already have on
the Reigel ranch, Dempsy Atkin
son said they would soon have
about 75 calves.
Freeland: We had met Lester
Babson, the mail carrier, up the
road and he had asked us to tell
his wife not to take in any bad
$10.00 bills before he got back to
the store. .Jack King said that
90 per cent of the tobacco plant
beds around Freeland were plant
ed last week.
New Brltlan Bridge: Admitting i
he had formerly drank beer, P. I
D. Formyduval said he had wast-'
.(Continued on page Z)
White vil le Vetinarian
Has Brush With Bulls
Dr. D. W. Pittman Decides These Animals Are Not Fit
For Human Companionship
Thanks to some fast running
and climbing of a nine foot coral
fence, Dr. D. W. Pittman, White
vine vetinary surgeon, is convinc
ed that the Brahma cattle of the
Reigel Paper Company are pos-1
tively dangerous.
Three old bulls have private}
ownership of a six acre pasture
'adjacent to the corals and the
cows and yearlings are on the
range. This is to prevent indis
crimate breeding periods, with the j
view of having the entire crop I
of calves being dropped in the j
spring. Within a few weeks there
will be about 75 calves dropped
land fifteen or twenty are already
j following their mothers.
I Answering a professional call
i to test one of the bulls, Dr. Pitt
man made his way through the
coral and into the small pasture.
The bulls were at the opposite
side of the field and the visitor
had gone little over a hundred
I feet before one of the descen
dents of those sacred cows of
India lowered his head elevated
their tails and started to greet
He had a good start and made
it, despite the fact that this
breed of animal can outrun a
race horse, but he had neither
time or breath left.
The caterpillar tractor that is
used in handling the cattle was
brought in and with it the mad
dening bulls were herded into the
corals. The object of the inspec
tion test forced into the "squeeze",
a contrivance that holds them
The bull got really mad while
he worked and when the job was
finished Dr. Pittman, according
to Dempsy Atkinson, told the
tractor operator net to let the
bull out of the "squeeze" and in
to the coral before he was out
side, in his car and had the en
gine running.
Counterfeit Currency
Strung In This County
Marion Frink In
Inaugural Parade
When you see newspaper,
magazine and moving pictures
of the inaugural parade to be
held in Washington this week
keep your eye on the tall blond
on the North Carolina float.
That would be Miss Marion
Frink, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
S. B. Frink of Southport and a
member of the office staff of
Congressman Ertel Carlyle.
Miss Frink was chosen last
week to be one of the five young
ladies who will despict various
sports interests of the Tar Heel
state, and her selection from the
large list of attractive North
Carolina girls in Washington is
considered to be quite an honor
Reduction In
Peanut Acreage!
Reduction Of 22-Percent An
nounced By Secretary Of |
Agriculture; Change Due
To Decreased Demand
Secretary of Agriculture Bran
nan has announced a 1949 pea
nut production program calling
for a cut of 22 per cent in the
planted acreage, according to El
roy King, chairman of Brunswick
County ACA. A declining demand
was given as the reason for the
reduction. Next year's peanut crop
will be grown and marketed under
rigid government controls. These
were authorized by growers in
a referendum a year age. The
1949 planting goal was set at
2,611,367 acres. This compares
with 3,340,000 acres planted this
year. Brannan saia me national
planting goal should produce a
crop of about 850,000 tons. This
goal will be divided among pea
nut producing states. State goals
will be apportioned among grow
ers. Each grower's marketing
quota will be the quantity of
peanuts grown on his acreage
allotment. Sales from acreages in
excess of allotments would be
subject to heavy penalty taxes.
Bannan said prespective demands
for peanuts from the 1949 crop
indicated that, without marketing
quotas, production would be far
in excess of domestic and expert
requirements. Peanut production
Continued On Page Four
|Busy Staking
New REA Line
I Residents Of Bethel And
River Road Communities
Should Be Enjoying Bene
fits Of Power Soon
As predicted recently by E. D.
Bishop, manager for the Bruns
wick Electric Membership corpor
ation, work of staking out the [
right of way for the River Road
REA line began last week.
The line, as shown by the map,
will run just back of the old Dr.
Dosher residence on the Supply
Southport road, to the County
Home and back of that to Bethel
Baptist church. From that com
munity it will run to the River
I Road at the Wallace Moore farm.
From this farm a branch line
I will run back down the River
Continued On Page Four
Two Brunswick County
White Men And One Ne
gro Waive Hearing On
Charge And Are Under
$5,000 Bond
Discovery Soon Made That
Practically Every Shal
lotte Merchant Had
Been Stung
There was great excitement in
Shallotte Friday afternoon when
it was discovered that practically
every business house in that town
had taken in a counterfeit 110.00
i bill. Within half an hour after
A. Earl Milliken discovered he
was posessor of some of the bad
money everybody else found out
they were in the same. fix.
Ten dollar bills began to be
exhibited on all sides. Among the
folks who discovered they had a
bad ten dollars were Jimmie Lam-j
bros, the Corner Bar, D. G. He
wett (2), A. B. Willis, Shallotte
Trading Company, Shallotte Cafe,
Carl Andrews (2), Frederick
Mintz, Coast Road Service Station,
R. D. White, Jr., (3), Charlie
Rus8, Ormsby Register, Gene
Russ, Elie Kravitz and Aaron In
man (2).
Acting on tips from several of,
the victims Deputy Sheriff J. H.'
Coleman went to Calabash, near
the State line, and arrested J. G.
(Pat) O'Quinn. No counterfeit
moaey and very little of the real
stuff was found on O'Quinn, ac
cording to fhe officer. Neverthe-'
less there was evidence and he
was brought to Southport and
lodged in jail.
Shortly after O'Quinn, who has
a court record, was jailed, State
Highway Patrolmen overhauled a
fish truck, said to be owned by
O'Quinn, near Rowland in Robe
son county. They arrested Leo
Adams a white man and Edward
(Continued on page five)
Light Session
Here Last Week
Most Of Cases Before Judge
W. J. McLamb In Record
er's Court Wednesday
Were For Traffic Violati
ons .
Wednesday found a light doc
ket facing Judge W. J. McLamb
in Brunswick county Recorder's
court, and most of the cases
tried resulted from traffic viola
tions. The following entires were
Floyd Pollack, possession, fined
$10.00 and costs.
William Lawrence Hewett,
speeding, fined $10.00 and costs.
J. M. Gore, assault with deadly
weapon, continued to February
Floyd Freed, speeding, capias.
W. W. Gill, speeding, ordered
to pay costs.
Henry Paschall, speeding, pos
session, failure to stop at stop
sign, fined $35.00 and costs.
Bobby Davis, no registration
plates or operator's license, con
Ben Simmons, public drunkness
fined $10.00 and costs.
James A. Pelham, worthless
check, continued
Quinton (Bob) Sellers, reckless
operation resulting in property
damage and death, hearing wav
ed and case ' sent to Superior
Authority Given
For Organization
Of Health Dept.
Board Of Commissioner?
Passed Resolution Mon
day Giving County Board
Of Health Authority T*
Effect Change
Other Matters Of Routine
Importance Disposed Of
Before Board During
Members of the board of county
commissioners in session hera
Monday passed a resolution auth
orizing the Brunswick County,
Board of Health to enter into ?
negotiations with the State Board)
of Health to work out plans for.
the establishment of a full time |
public health department fti!
Brunswick county.
The one stipulation made by the.
commissioners is that the cooper* ?
atlng funds to be supplied by the]
county in this new set-up shall
not exceed the amount already'
set aside in the budget for health,
This decision culminated month?
of agitation on the part of In*;
terested citizens, who have sought,
to have Brunswick added to tha ?
list of 96 North Carolina counties!
who have health departments.
It has been continually pointed!
out that the citizens of Bruna- ?
wick are being denied thousand!'
of dollars in health benefits "be-.
cause there is no recognised '
agency in existance in this county!
through which they may be mad* ?
available. j
In a group of matters relating *
to tax problems Royals Danford!
was relieved of 1948 taxes on ?
30 acres of land due to error in!
listing; the Joseph Webb estate
lands were sold to Russel Webb [
and Reta Brown for full settle-.
ment of taxes and costs; H. L.'
Mintz was relieved of <2,000.00*
valuation due to error in listing.
The blind fund was increased
by $69.00, the general fund "by '
?3.00. < ? ?
Althea Price was employed for
$40.00 per month to care for
Susan Anderson, with the fur
ther provision that drugs for the
care of the latter may be furn
ished by the county.
Wants Meeting
Of Fisherman
Representative Odell Wil
liamson Plan* To Confer
With Citizens On These
Topics On Saturday, Feb
ruary 5
At home this week-end Repre*
sentat./e Odell Williamson advis
ed a news man that he would
like to have a conference with
the Brunswick county fishermen*
oystermen, shrimpers and all who
are interested in the fishing in*
With the beer and wine election
occupying the attention of the
residents of the county for the
next two weeks, it has been de
cided to hold this conference at
the Shallotte school building oa
Saturday afternoon, February 5y
at 2:30 o'clock. t
At this meeting it is planned
to discuss with those most con
cerned anything and everything
that may be of help to the fishing
industry. Views and ideas will bq
welcomed from those attending!
Tide Table
Following is the tide taUe
for Southport during the next
week. These hours are approlt*
mateiy 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 20
0:09 A. M. 6:16 A. ML
12:29 P. M. 6:41 P. M.
Friday January 21
1:08 A. M. 7:18 A. M.
1:25 P. M. 7:87 P. M.
Saturday January 22
2:10 A. M. 8:28 A. M.
2:22 P. M. 8:32 P. M
Sunday January 23
3:11 A. M. 9:30 A. M.
3:22 P. M. 9:38 P. M.
Monday January 24
4:13 A. M. 10:31 A. M.
4:23 P. M. 10:85 P. M.
Tuesday January 25
5:12 A. M. 11:28 A. M.
5:21 P. M. 11:80 P. M.
Wednesday January 26
6:06 A. M. 0:00 A. M.
6:15 P. M. 12:1? P. <&

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