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Southport, N. C., Wednesday. February, 16, 1949 published every Wednesday ?1.50 per yea?
tptist Plan
jI Week Of
Mission Study
,n Churches of Bruns
Baptist Association
J[|| participats In Gen
j,! program
7rom many FIELDS
La Systcin Will Be
Slowed In Ord-r To i
L-Each Church Mem- j
iirship Variety
L nave been completed for
fLewick Baptist Associa-!
! c-hnol of Missions that will
m 19 of the 26 churches
?county from February 21st
February 25th., with 19
r,nes who are represent
or State, home, and foreign
^ boards respectively.
k school of mission is the
Ucr to be held in the his
^ the Association fifty
f of service and is destined
of great force and help in
repress of the association
Ijvstem to be used will be
of' rotating and this will
jto each church on each even
i different missionary from
jjsrent field of lobor. The
_ 0f the 19 churches that
entered in the school have
K their doors to the mis
P? for the week and each
j*r cf the church school is
to attend the study
it that will follow the open
of each session before the
partes make their appear
to bring stirring messages
v work and on evangalism.
?names of the Foreign Mis
ries are as follow: Dr. and
j. C. Powell. Mrs. Powell
; the former Miss Rosa Ho
Rev Gallimore, Rev. W. H.
t Dr. Patterson of Africa
H M. Baker of Southport,
s not stationed in foreign
at the time but whose par
are missionaries in Brizil
(he was reared.
(Home Missionaries are list
i follow; Miss Ewell Payne,
cnarv to the IndainS, Miss
, Miss Mable Majone, mis
ry to the Indians of Ala
i Miss Maynard. mission
ti among the Negro races
* south. Rev. G. O. Foulon,
?nary to the French-speak
peoples, and W. T. Edwards,
nl mission worker.
? State missionaries are as
r Rev. G. W. Bullard. supt.
Isscctation Missions for Bap
State Convention and former
ir of Mt. Olive church. Rev.
(Bradley, field secretary for
sn Carolina. Horace Easom
feilbv, Claude Gaddy of Ral
. Dr McGee. religious head
hptist Hospital, and James
B. S. U. secretary.
1 missionaries and commit
and Woman's Missionary
ts are requested to meet at
Bolim high school on Mon
sorning, February 21st, to
their respective missionary
?ite to their field to remain
-.e week. There will be a
W rally held, to be announc
er. when the missionaries
lave a general get-together
ttpper picnic style. All chur
lare requested to have their
fwtation man at the Bolivia
1 at 9:30 o'clock on the
of the 21st to help assist
transportation matters for
' missionary.
representative of the Inter
fcvenue Department will be
Swhport at the courthouse
I li) o'clock to 3 o'clock on
February 23.
fegular Saturday night
* ?f square dances at the
feunity Center Building in
^r' will continue until fur
^>tice, according to club
racked up 14 points
* went on a scoring spree
! night, but Southport
!o the visiting Wilmington
^hool junior varsity by a
01 to 38.
i. * * K'MiKAM
^ Annual Spring Musical pro
. ^ tJ>e Southport Woman's
?* Presented at 8 o'clock
r?? evening, February 24,
1 Methodist church.
Pigott, chairman of
Jr18* department, will be in
Visiting Missionaries
SPfc.AK.fcKS?Mrs. L. t . Maynard, left, and the Rev. |
(j. O. 1 oulcn are two of the visiting missionaries who will I
participate in the week-long School of Missions in Baptist1
churches throughout Brunswick county next week.
Basketball Tournament
Gets U nder way Tonight
Shatllotte Girls Meet Bolivia
For Place On Ssmi-Final
j Program Which Will Be
Played Thursday
Boys Championship Will Bj
Played On Friday With
Girls Playing Cham
pionship Tilt On
The Annual Brunswick County
Basketball Tournament begins to
night at 7:30 o'clock in the Le
land high school gymnasium with
the Bolivia girls playing Shal
lotte for a place on the semi
finals program to be played
Thursday. The other half of to
night's twin bill sends Shallotte
boys against Waccamaw.
Winner of the Bolivia-Shallotte
game meet Leland girls Thurs
day afternoon at 3:30. Southport
boys take on the winner of the
Shallotte-Waccamaw contest at
4:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon
in the second part of the day
| time program.
The Thursday night program
j finds Southport meeting Wacca
1 maw girls at 7:30 o'clock, fol
lowed at 8:30 by Leland boys
facing Bolivia.
Finals in the boys' division will
i be played Friday night on .the
; same program with the consola
l tion game for girls. On Saturday
j evening the championship game
I for girls will be played, and the
consolation title for boys will be
The annua! free-throw contest,
sponsored by Stanley Jewelers of
Wilmington through the courtesy
of their representative, D. D.
Haskett, will be an added fea
ture of the Saturday night pro
gram. Last year's winners were
Richard Brendle of Southport,
who is eligible again this year,
and Madeline Evans, who has
graduated at Waccamaw.
While anything can happen in
a sports contest, particularly dur
ing tournament time, Leland girls
rule a heavy favorite to cop
championship honors in their divi
sion. Undefeated this season,
these girls appear to be the class
Continued On Page Four
Brunswick Man
Dies Wednesday
J. J. Sullivan Died Follow-!
ing Period Of Poor Heal- J
th; Funeral Services Held
Thursday Afternoon
J. J. Sullivan, well-know resi-1
dent of the Leland and Winna-1
bow communities, died at hi&|
home last Wednesday after a
long period of failing health. Mr.
Sullivan was 59 years of age.
Funeral services were conduct
ed Thursday afternoon from the
Bethel Holiness church with the
Rev. Butler conducting the ser
vices. Burial followed in the
cemetery at New Hope Presby
terian church at Winnabow.
Active pallbearers were Floyd
White, Baxter Roberts, Frank
Lee, Woodrow and John Sullivan.
Mr. Sullivan Is survived by his
widow, Mrs. Bessie Bcntcn Sul
llivan;. four sons, Martin W., Cur
tis E., Clarence, and Jasper J.
Sullivan, Jr., all of Leland; one
daughter. Mrs. Lillian Hollis, Le
land; six brothers, Bailey Sul
livan of Winnabow, J. W. Sulli
van of Hampstead, Cleve, Buck,
A. H.. and Eddie Sullivan of Le
land; two sisters, Mrs. Lela Skip
per and Mrs. Annie Mae Hewett
of Leland; and four crardchil
Whale Sighted
Off Southport
Captain Sandy Simmons re
ported that he and members
of his crew sighted a medium
size whale while fishing off
Southport one day last week.
He estimated the length of this
sea-going mammal at about*
While it is by no means an
unhreard of event to see a
whale in nearby waters, it is
a rare thing for local fisher
men to spot one of these big
fellows. One probable reason for
spotting this most recent visit
or is that fishing and shrimp
ing operations have been tak
ing local boatmen a greater
distance off shore than usual
during recent weeks.
Varied Docket
Tried Wednesday
Cases Covering Variety Of
Offenses Disposed Of Be
fore Judge W. J. McLamb
In Recorders Court
A varid docket was disposed
of before Judge W. J. McLamb
here in Brunswick County Re
corder's Court Wednesday with
the following disposition of cases:
Sam Little, reckless operation,
not guilty.
Ray Mears Buck, speeding,
Edmonds Simmons, tresspass
and assault with deadly weapon,
nol pros with leave.
Roger Davis, assault with dead
ly weapon, 30 days on roads,
suspended on payment of costs
and good behavior for two years.
Jetty Young, tresspass and as
sault. Guilty of tresspass, 30 days
in jail, suspended on payment of
costs and defendant staying away
from home of Roger Davis.
Bill Gore, assault with deadly
weapon, not guilty.
Jack McClure, speeding, capias.
Lucian M. Benton, assault with j
deadly weapon, continued.
Lawrence Clemmons, public
drunkeness, continued.
Lester Tharp, speeding, fined
$25.00 and costs.
Thomas A. Hughes, carrying
concealed weapons, nol prpssed.
Robert Lee Ward, reckless
operation, capias.
Continued On Page Four
REA Engineer
Is Electrocuted
James C- Lattimore Instantly
Killed Tuesday When He
Came In Contact With
High-Voltage Power Line
James C. Lattimore, resident
engineer for the Brunswick Elec
tric Membership Corporation at
Shallotte, was electrocuted Tues
day morning when a metalic tape
; which he was holding came in
contact with a high-voltage trans
mission line.
Lattimore, whose home is in
Charlotte, was killed in stantly
by the 7,200-volts which hit him.
iThe accident occured in Shallotte
about 9:45 o'clock.
The body was carried to Wil
mington where it was prepared
for burial. Although funeral ar
arangements have not been made
available, it has been reported
that the remains will be return
ed to his former home.
Th? victim was married.
Opposition To
Oyster Bill Is
Voiced By Firm
Law Firm Of Frink And Har
ris;; Acting For Interested
Cili*, ns Ash For Hearing
On I oca! Measure
Pointj Out That Due Notica
Was Given Of Mesting
Held At Shallotte On
This Matter
j Said to be acting in the inter
est of a number of Brunswick
county citizens who have leased
oyster beds under the state-wide
law, the firm of Frink and Her
ring has written the chairman of
I the Commerical Fisheries and
Oyster Industries Committee ask
ing that a bill recently introduced
by Representative Odell William
son be held up until the interest
ed parties may have a hearing.
The substance of the letter, a
copy of which was also mailed to
Representative Williamson, to
Captain John A. Nelson at More
head City and to J. W. Ray at
Shallotte, wa? as follows:
"We are informed that Repre
sentative Williamson of Bruns
wick county has introduced House
Bill 317 which has been referred
to your committee. This bill would
attempt to exempt Brunswick
County from a state-wide law in
General Statutes 113-179 to 113
185, inclusive, which provides for
the leasing of oyster beds by the
state to individuals. Said law, if
enacted, would attempt to deprive
citizens of Brunswick county of
their oyster beds which they have
leased from the State and on
which they have spent consider
able time and money.
"In view of the foregoing facts,
it is respectively requested that
said bill be not passed upon favor
ably by your committee until the
interested parties are given a
Interviewed while he was at
his home at Shallotte Saturdiy,
Representative Williamson stated
that he welcomed a hearing be
fore the House committee, that
this is only fair. He added that
he had already given an oppor
tunity for a hearing, pointing out
that for two weeks preceding the
introduction of the bill stories had
been appearing in this paper ask
ing the fish and oyster folks to
meet with him #t Shallotte. This
meeting was duly held 'and 40
of the persons present asked for
the introduction of the bill, while
only 7, opposed it.
The bill, in full, is as follows:
Continued on page four
County Sheriff
Suffers Attack
Sheriff Walter M, Stana land
In Serious Condition At
Home Following Heart
Attack Suffered Sunday
Suffering a heart attack short
ly before midnight Sunday,
Sheriff Walter M. Stanaland still
remains in a serious condition at
his home at Calabash. He is re
ported to have been in a coma
from midnight Sunday until late
Monday afternoon. Since then he
has slowly improved.
Dr. M. H. Rourk of Shallotte,
the attending physician, is under
Continued On Page Four
The interior work of reconvert
ing one of the warehouses of the;
Shallotte Trading Company into
a hardware store is now about J
completed. Construction of the j
brick front and other outside
work will start in a few days, j
When the work is completed the
Trading Company will have an
other building that will be a
credit to the business develop
ment of Shallotte. The hardware
store will be operated separately
from the regular store, it is said.
During the past week Mrs. Fred
Mintz and other Shallotte ladies
have been asking us when the
peak of the camellia blooming
season would be on at Orton. It
is on now, and the flowers are
beatiful. Up there the other day
Kenneth Sprunt stated that the
peak of the camellias would con-1
tinue for two weeks or so long- j
er. The peak of the azalea bloom-1
ing will not be reached until some
time in April, about the first of
that month if the warm weath
er holds out.
From Bill Sharpe's office in
Raleigh comes the information
that a large number of western
follfs are making inquires about
stock raising in North Carolina.
Some of the letters received by
Mr. Sharpe indicate intentions to
sell out and get away from the
snow and cold just as soon as
they can dig themselves out of
it. Brunswick county and the
.whole coastal plains sections pf
I North Carolina need to be up and
i doing something to ? attract folks
I Continued On Page Four
Peacetime Activity
TRAWLERS?Their deckhouses completely altered, equipped with fishing rigs and
holds for cargoes of fish and ice, few of the former Navy Reserves would recognize in
these Southport trawlers the former coast patrol boats on which they served during the
war. The above cut shows 3 of the 4 boats now forming the Dallas Pigott shrimping
fleet.?(Cut Courtesy Wilmington News.)
Little Symphony Is
Well Received Here
Southport South
Of Columbia, S. G.
George W. Rappleyea, New
Orleans man who is renovating
his mother's home here in
Southport, came up this week
ith the startling announcement
that Southport is 4 miles South
of Columbia, South Carolina.
The capitol of our neighboring
state is located about the geo
graphical center of South Car
olina. '
Rappleyea made his discovery
while seeking the determine the
exact lattitude &nd longitude of
his home here. He has had the
figures engraved in stone and
this has' been made a part. of
the foundation. He calls his
place in Southport "Sotovento",
which is Spanish for southwind.
Free Movie To
Feature Clinic
Drivers Urged To Bs Present
At Instructive Session Be
ing Planned Here on Mon
day Afternoon, February
State License Examiner N. S.
Hudson has announced that on
Monday, February 28, he will
show a good moving picture in J
the Southport high school audi-1
torium, begining at 5 o'clock, as J
a feature of the drivers clinic
being planned for that afternoon.
Assisting him will be State
School Bus Examiner Rogerson
and Patrolman J. C. Pierce of
Shallotte. In addition to the
movies there will be an informal
get-to-gether meeting.
Examiner Hudson states he
hopes a capacity crowd will turn
out for this meeting. Particularly
drivers in the H, I, J and K
group. The keynote will be safety
Continued On Page Four
Second Annual Concert By
This Outstanding Musical
Group Draws Praise Of
Music Lovers Of County
Dr. Benjamin Swalin Prais
ed Conduct And Rjsponse
Of Brunswick County
School Audicnce
! The Little Symphony Orchestra
[played two concerts in Brunswick
| county Friday and when they left
i Saturday for their next engage
ment in Morehead City they left
behind a warm glow of apprecia
tion in the hearts of music lovers.
An afternoon performance was
played at Shallotte, with a large
number of Southport boys and
girls also in attendance. This pro
pram was brought down to the
level of the young audience, and
the youngsters were delighted
with the performance. Among the
features was a quiz conducted
by Dr. Benjamin Swalin.
Following this concert Dr.
Swalin said, "I think that we
have never played for a more
appreciative audience. It is a
pleasure for us to play for young
sters who are so well behaved
and whose response to our music
is so spontaneous and enthusias
tic. They sang well, too," he add
The Southport concert Friday
evening was more formal, al
though members of the audience
once more were made to fell at
ease, first by a few friendly, pre
liminary remarks of explanation
by Mrs. Swalin, then by being
asked to join in singing "Old
Hundred" as an opening selection.
Following the concert here there
was a reception at the Com
munity Building with members of
the Southport high school glee
club as hosts to orchestra mem
bers and guests at the concert.1
There also was a business meet
ing of the Brunswick County
Symphony Society during which
plans were discussed for bringing
the Little Symphony back to
Brunswick next season.
Inspection Bi
Coming To Vote
Bill Introduced By Represen
tatives Burl Hardison And
Odell Williamton Gsts
Favorable Committee Re
The bill to kill auto inspection
introduced in the House some
weeks ago by Representative Burl
Hardison, cf Craven county, and
Representative Odell Williamson
of Brunswick, was approved by
the House Roads committee Fri
The vote was 30 to 15 in favor
of killing the inspection work.
Having passed the roads com
mittee, consideration of the mat
ter will take placc in tHe House
itself Friday of this week.
Should the bill pass the House
it will still have to run the
gamut of Senate action. The
Senate roads committee has a
somewhat similar bill, introduced
by Senator George Penny of Guil
ford county. The Penny bill would
abolish State inspection and sub
stitute therefor inspection by pri
vate garage mechanics.
All-Stars Will
Participate In
Bolivia Event
Principal Talmadge Page of the
Bolivia school stated Monday
night that plans are shaping up
well for the independent basket
ball tournament to In eld at
Bolivia March 3-5. The tourna
ment is being sponsored by the
Bolivia Parent-Teacher Associa
Mr. Page stated that there was
already a fine list of entries and
more are expected. The teams al
ready entered are Wampee, 8. C.,
boys and girls; Lei and Lions Club
boys and girls; Southpotf U.>y?,
and girls; Acme Delco boys and
girls; Waccamaw boys; Bolivia
boys and girls and Long Creek
Mr. Page stated that from in
formation received all :of the
above teams have been outstand
ing this year. Leland's team,
sponsored by the Lions Club, is
perhaps the most outstanding.
Waccamaw's independent boys are
noted for their break and cafe
ful handling of the ball. From
down Wampee way comes word
that their boys and girls are
long shots and hook shot artists.
Southport is noted for beautiful
floor work and team play. Bolivia
boys and girls are backing on
i the long and fancy shooting .of
its former school players that
have graduated. They are both
all star teams. Acme-Delco is
noted for its fancy ball handling.
It is stated that there is still
time for the entry of additional
teams. The schedule will be ar
ranged Tuesday, February 22nd.
Arrington Given
P.T.A. Support
Special Meeting Of South
port Parent-Teacher Asso
ciation Held Wednesday
For Purpose Of Passing
Resolution Of Endorse
A special meeting of the South
port Parent-Teachers Association
was held on Wednesday afternoon
in the school auditorium at which
time the following resolution was
"Be it resolved: That the
Southport Parent-Teachers As
sociation request the representa
tive from this district, Mr. Odcll
Williamson, to appoint to the
County Board of Education from
the Southport School District,
Mr. E. H. Arrington, to serve
during the term beginning July
1, 1949. Be it further resolved:
That a copy of the above resolu
tion be spread upon the minutes
of the above named organization,
that a copy be mailed to Mr.
Odell Williamson and that a copy
be sent to the State Port Pilot
for publication."
Mrs. Sanders, president of the
Southport Parent-Teacher Associ
ation, stated that she had been
informed through an authorita
tive source that one member now
serving on the board another
school district will probably be
replaced because he does not have
a child attending the school in
that district and dissatifactlon
had arisen among the patrons.
"We feel sure that Mr. William
son will give at least equal con
sideration to us and appoint some
Continued on page four
March Of Dimes
Drive To Wind
Up This Week
Director Of Fund Raising
Campaign Urges That
Early Report Be Turned
In To Local Headquarters
Schools And Churches Have
Been Principal Agencies
Through Which Work
Has Been Conducted
According to announcement by
the Rev. L. D. Hayman, director
of March Of Dimes for Bruns
wick County, the drive for funds
comes to a close with the end
of this week.
February 15th was the deadline
for special and other intensive.
I efforts to raise money for this
cause. However, in many com- j
munities, the local chairman will ?
not be able to complete their)
work until Saturday or Sunday..
The Director now urges all local
| chairmen, clubs, churches and
other participating groups and
individuals to complete their work
this week and be ready as soon _
thereafter as possible to maka -
reports to him so that the chap- *
ter president can call the annual
meeting to receive final reports
and monies and organize for the,
; 1949 program of education, deve
lopment and other features be-.
tween this meeting and the fall
meeting in October.
Reports from over the county ?
are encouraging as they come
in from schools, churches, clubs,
theatres, and other groups and
individuals. Indications point now .
to the fact that the.^-. i Will be
reached this year. 'IHIJ is a great
cause, and the people and work
ers have been tireless in their ef
forts to assist and support the
director and the chapter officers
in this work. As soon as all re
ports are in and the annual meet
ing is held, the director will re
lease to the press a compleU4
(repp^t jffc \_cl" community or?
ganization anqaTT" ocfier" groups
Cold Saturday
Help To Farmer
F r e e z i n g Temperatures
Helped Control Growing
Threat Of Insect Damage
To Small Grain Crop
With the temperature about 32
degrees, the coldest in week, a
heavy frost resulted throughout
much of the county Saturday
morning. This cold appears to
have been welcomed on all sides,
especially by the farmers.
It is said to have come along
at just about the right time to
harden plants and lessen the dan
ger of killing if real cold weath
er comes along later this month
or early in March. The small
crop is believed to have been
especially benefitted as there was
just enough o? the cold to kill
aphids or plant lice, which were
beginning to be troublesome in
some grain fields.
Tobacco growers say that there,
are plenty of tobacco plants up
and growing to supply all possi
ble needs. Mixed with a small
amount of danger that weather
may come along sufficently cold
to kill some of the plants, there
is the annual dread of blue mold.
This plant disease is not as bad
ly feared as it once was.
Tide Table
Following In the tide tabto
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 February 17,
11:15 A. M. 5:02 A. M.
11:49 P. M. 5:21 P. M.
Friday February 18,
0:00 A. M. 5:58 A. M.
12:07 P. M. 6:15 P. M.
.Saturday February 19,
0:45 A. M. 6:57 A. M,
1:02 P. M. 7:09 P. M.
Sunday February 20,
1:47 A. M. 8:01 A. M.
2:02 P. M. 8:12 P. M.
Monday February 21,
2:50 A. M. 9:08 A. M.
8:05 P. M. 9:15 P. M.
Tuesday February 22,
3:53 A. M. 10:11 A. M.
4:08 P. M. 10:17 P. M.
Wednesday February
4:52 A. M. 11:07
5:07 P. M. 11:12

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