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THE STATE PORT PILOT
NO. SIXTEEN NO. 48 8-PAGES TODAY
A Good Newspaper In A Good Community
Most of The New?
All The Time
Southport, N. C? Wednesday. March 9, 1949 published every Wednesday $i.so per yea*
0Li March On
^uate Plants And Equip
l^nt Must Accompany
I getter Teaching Person
le|. Leaders Declare
u^dav Meeting Present
| Clear-Cut Demonstra
Ition Of Interest In Bet
th Carolinians are fully
of school needs and are
L, to pay for better schools,
hj was the opinion of those
"attended a hearing before
fii rt Appropriations and Edu
j,- Committee of the General
Bblv in Raleigh Thursday.
|je Brunswick County delega
some 50 strong, returned
the conviction that school
t and laymen alike are deep
fconcerned about the kind of
and equipment as well
Uut the teaching personnel.
Imports out of Raleigh told of
appeal made by various
^esnien for the 5,000 demon
on behalf of more ade
school plants and larger
lortumttes for the children to
are themselves for life. These
jrts were substantiated by the
|Cne member of the group said
i emphasis was placed upon
ail-over needs rather than
Jrhe passage of the 20 per
: deficiency bill, providing re
icuve pay for State employees,
:d on the same day, but
i action had been taken be
i the meeting and was not a
ni; of the meeting," this mem
said. "That was not the
<rer to the school problem
I should not be interpreted as
was pointed out the re
ictive pay for teachers has
; to do with what the
schedule will be during
t next biennium and that the
try schedule is not necessarily
big issue in the Legislature
The sentiment at the Raleigh
hr.ng seemed to be that' ade
jce facilities are as important
] salaries and that whatever
cost, such finances as are
Ksary must be provided," a
mbus delegate reported.
i square dance will be held on
(arday night of this week at
b American Legion Hut ill Shal
k the proceeds to go to the
jimong the Southport people
te attended the Southern Con
kce Basketball Tournament in
Warn last week-end were Mr.
K Mrs. Fred Willing; Mr. and
b- W, S. Wells and son, Billie;
tee O'Brien, Robert Willis,
fees Carr and H. T. Sanders.
\ ALASKAN waters
Lesley N. Johnson, USN, son of
p L. N. Johnson of Southport,
I so*" participating in the sub
E, war games in Alaskan
!? He is aboard the USS |
an aircraft carrier with
j| Pacific fleet. The Boxer is
flagship of the striking and
pdng force in the manuvers.
F WGE ANCHOR
I* huge ships anchor weighing
r? than a thousand pounds was
FjSht up by the shrimp net of
Wa:n Clarence Varnum Tues
fjolks on the waterfront de
N it was the largest they
p saw. it was donated to the
*&Port Baptist church scrap
Art Department of the
Woman's Club is spon
a special program for
P* 16th. At this time there
L k a special art display of
"tous -%/ri^ rmma
IIJS paintings. Miss Emma
r*r. art teacher at the New
nVer high school, will be
Wch h. T. Sanders and mem
l ';f 'he girls and boys basket
ry ^uads will be honored at a
p"'1 Tuesday evening at the
Ffc'inity Building. This event
I ?U1S sponsored by members
L e parent-Teachers Associa
i and tickets will be available
lfrts fans and others inter
en ii the athletic program of
Second In County
RUNNER-UP?The Brunswick county basketball team which showed the greatest
improvement this year was the Southport sextet, who finished second to Leland in the
Brunswick county tournament. Shown abovs, top row, left to right, Stedham, Helms,
Coach Sanders, C. McRacken, R. McRacken, Arlington; seated: Rabon, Latitia Hick
man, Garner, Ward, Arnold, Swan, Linda Hickman.? (Wilmington News Cut.)
To Be Launched
The fifth big trawler built here I
by Lewis Spaulding for Lewis I
J. Hardee blossomed out Mon- i
day under the name of Sea Girl. !
She is now ready for launching j
and joining up for the production
of fish with the Sea Boys, Sea
Lady, Sea Pal and Sea Fighter.
Mr. Hardee appears to have
fancy for the use of the word
"Sea" in the names of his boats, j
Several years ago he built and |
owned the Sea King, Sea Queen, |
Sea Duke, Sea Prince and Sea I
Princes. They were fine boats
but Mr. Hftrdee elected to sell
them in a lump and to build an
other fleet that he thought would
be more to his liking.
This second fleet, Hardee said
was almost too big for operations
on this part of the coast. Get
ting a good offer for the boats
as they were, he sold the entire
fleet and launched into the con
struction of the present group of j
54-footers. All five of the boats
are just alike, powered alike
with diesel engines, equipped
with ship to shore phones and the
best in fishing riggings.
In addition to the above five
Mr. Hardee has another big boat,
the General Dauglas MacArthur.
Reports Continue To Come j
In Of Construction Of I
New Residences And Of I
Major Repairs To Old
A story in lost week's paper
regarding a residence building
boom being in progress at South
port and Long Beach has result
ed in indications of the same
thing over most of Brunswick
county, especially the coastal sec
At Holden Beach Blake Thomp- I
son, High Point Realtor, is com
pleting a new duplex house. Dr.
D. G. McKeithan of Fayetteville
has started work on a nice home
at the same place. W. N. Peele,
Chadbourn automobile dealer and
Earl V. Womble of High Point
are also building nice new resi
dences at Holden Beach. David
Ross of Freeland is the contractor
for the Womble residence.
At the Varnumtown commun
Continued On Page Four |
Tried In Court
Variety Of Cases Disposed
Of Here In Recorder's
Court Wednesday Before
Judge W. J, McLamb
A variety of cases were dispos
ed of here in Recorder's court
Wednesday before Judge W. J.
McLamb with the following dis
position being made:
Elwood Evans, Elmer Ramsey,
Eddie Summerlen, assault with
deadly weapon, continued.
Eugene Davis, larregey, charge
adjudged to be frivilous and mali
cious, prosecuting witness taxed
j with costs.
I Earl Leo Bowen, disorderly con
t Continued On Page Four
Expanded For City
Relief Promised For The!
Overloaded Equipment In
Southport With Complet
ion Of Additional Equip
CAN TAKE CARE OF
Additional Central Office
Equipment Follows Out
side Cable Construction
O. G. Bain, manager of the
Wilmington District for the
Southern Bell Telephone Co., an
nouced yesterday that by April
1 new facilities will be available
wihch will make it possible to add
one hundred more customers to
the Southport telephone service.
Mr. Bain says that there are
seventy-five applications now on
file, and that these persons will
be the first to be connected.
Telephone company employees
now are busy completing their
job of installing additional cen
tral office equipment. This follows
a major project of installing addi
tional outside cable during the
fall and winter. Before this all
facilities of the local office were
filled to capacity.
Bain says that while his com
pany hopes to be able to give ser
vice to custorilers at Caswell
Beach and Long Beach, this pre
sent expansion will not include
bringing service to them right
To Treat Seed
Sweet Potatoes Which Are
To Be Used For Bedding '<
Should Be Treated At I
One Of Several Free!
This month will see much bed
ding of sweet potatoes for slips
to be transplanted to the fields,
according to County Agent A. S.
Knowles, who says it is best to
treat the seed potatoes before
they are bedded. A number of
diseases that damage this crop
can be controlled by using Seme
san Bel to treat the seed pota
Mr. Knowles said that the voca
tional agricultirral teachers at
Bolivia, Shallotte and Waccamaw
and the negro vocational teacher
at Brunswick County Training
school in Southport will all be
ready to started treating seed
potatoes by the last of this week.
It is also expected that some
place in the Leland community
will be set up ready to tract pot
atoes by the first of next week,
j The Tabor City sweet potato
marketing association is furnish
ing the material free and it will
be distributed to the vocational
teachers by the material Tree and
I it will be distributed to the voca
tional teachers by Mr. Knowles.'
Mr. Knowles says that farmers j
having 40 or more bushels ' that |
they desire to have treated may:
want to set up a treating barrel j
at home to save hauling the1
potatoes. For the information of
(these persons he states that the
Semesan Bel is mixed for use
at the rate of one pound to eacn
seven and a half gallons of water.
The potatoes are submerged in
the solution for a period of one
Continued On Page Four
In Town Greek
Some reports of fairly large
catches of herring have been
coming from Town Creek and
the first of April or sooner
should see big runs on these
fish. Some of the folks well
versed in the taking of these
fish say that the runs will come
much earlier than usual this
Town Creek, a year round cen
ter of interest to sport fisher
men, takes on new life when
the herring runs get started.
These fish arc taken in gill
nets and hundreds of them are
sometimes strung in the stream
on the afternoons and nights
when the law permits fishing.
Sometimes there are said to be
as many as 50 fish frys held
in a single night, parties com
ing from many miles, catching
their fish and having a big fry
somewhere along the banks of
Now At Shallotte
New Headquarters For This
Work Will Be Located In
New American Legion Hut
Cecil Edwards, Brunswick
county service officer, has mov
ed his office from the Agricul
tural building at Supply to the
new hut of the Shallotte Post
American Legion, a mile west of
This move was in accordance
with the agreement with the
board of county commissioners
when they restored to appropria
tion for the work at a meeting
two weeks ago.
With his office at the Shallotte
quarters of the American Legion,
Mr. Edwards will spend each
Continued On Page Four
Club Next Year
| President Ut bouthport Wo
man's CiuD Appoints de
partment Heads l o Serve
| i?ej;t Year
jFJLi. CQivLvil i' i'EES
i o oE /tWrtuUNCED
i Club iweiiioers Hear Miss
| nam i dUviojn Di&cucs
legislation lending 1is
iO.'c <~urr?nt tiouy
Mrs. J. M. Harper, Jr:, presi
dent of the Souuiport Woi.ian s
Club has named the tollowing de
partment heads for next year:
American Citizenship Depart
ment, Mrs. A. L. Lewis; Ameri
can Home Department, Mrs. L. J.
Hardee; Art Department, Mrs. H.
B. Smith; Education Department,
[Mrs. H. W. Hood; International
Relations Department, Mrs. W. G.
Butler; Literature Department,
Miss Annie May WoodsiOe; Music
Department, Mrs. Dallas Pigott;
Public Welfare Department, Mrs.
Pearce Cranmer; Finance Com
mittee, Mrs. E. H. Arrington.
Chairman of these committees
will announce a list 01 their com
mittee members at the next meet
ing of the club.
The following library trustees
were named: Mrs. C. Ed Taylor,
Mrs. Jessie Harper, Mrs. M. R.
Sanders, Miss Annie May Wood
side and the club president.
Mrs. Tommy Garner was elect
ed to membership in the club.
The program which was in
charge of Mrs. Joe Young, Chair
man of the Public Welfare De
partment, featured a talk by Miss
Ruth Patterson, welfare superint
endent of Brunswick county. The
speaker delt with welfare pro
blems on a National, State and
county level and discussed legisla
tion now pending before the
National congress and before the
State Legislature which would ex
tend disability benefits to eligible
persons between 16 and 65 years
Civil Term Will
Convene April 4
Judge W. C. Harris Will
Preside Over Ons-Week
Term For Trial Of Civil
A one week term of Brunswick
county Superior court for trial
of civil cases is scheduled to con
vene here on Monday, April 4,
with Judge W. C. Harris of Ral
eigh presiding. According to Clerk
of Court Sam T. Bennett no cases
of unusual interest are scheduled
The following names have been
drawn for jury service:
Mrs. Clara B. King, Mrs. Cecil
King, Otis McArthur, Preeland.
Brady Hewett, Mrs. S. L. Kir
by, James Hendy Galloway, Mrs.
G. R. Hewett, Mrs. Janie Fulford,
Stafford Hewett and Homer H.
P. L. Swain, Mrs. Prince
O'Brien, Mrs. Eskett St. George,
J. C. Gore, Mrs. Rub Holden,
D. E. Hewett, Mrs. Mittie Gray,
Mrs. A. B. Hale, C. S. Milliken,
H. F. Milliken, C. R. Tatum,
S. J. Wilson, B. C. Piver, R. 1.
Long, L. B. Smith, Mrs. Elsie M.
Avant Dodson, J. S. Millike, Ash.
Mrs. Lloyd Bordeaux, Mathew
j Continued On Page Four
W. B. KEZIAH
Writing us from Lumberton
Attorney G. Butler Thompson
makes a demand for more fishing
stuff in this column. He says J
that he gets an awful headache
if he does not get to go fishing
at least twice a week. We do I
not know whether to believe him I
or not, but it is a well known
fact that "Allah does not deduct
from man's alloted span the |
hours he spends at fishing." Mr.
Thompson also says he caught a?.
2-pound goggle-eye while fishing |
in Lake Waccamaw couple of j
weeks ago. Either the fish or the |
story was a whooper.
Should you doubt that advertis
ing in this paper is far reaching,
we might point out that this
week a couple came to Southport
from several hundred miles away.
They are to maktf their permanent
home here and they had not been
here ten minutes before the gen
tleman produced a wallet that
contained clippings of advertise
ments of lumber and builders sup
plies. He is buying from adver
tisers in this paper.
Last week it was mentioned in
this paper that Benjamin Swain,
Southport colored fisherman, had
butchered a 504 pound hog. That
so far as we know, was the larg
est hog ever killed by a South
port man. Hogs have to be kept
out of the city limits and Ben
and a great many other resi
dents, who like to raise a hog
or two, has to go a considerable
(Continued on page five)
County Comes Close
To 3-Thousand Mark
Final Report Of Director L. D. Hayman Of Brunswick
Countv March Of Dimes Shows Unusual Work
The Brunswick County Director of the March or
Dimes, the Rev. L. D. Hayman, submitted his final report
to the chapter chairman and treasurer this week showing
a total collection of almost $3,000.00.
This brought to a close .me*
official campaign for the fund
raising effort and the following
figures were filed with officials
of the county chapter:
Bolivia, H. Foster Mintz direc
tor, $300.00; colored citizens, A.
C. Caviness director, $300.00; Le
land, Mrs. M. F. Jones director,
$441.55; ShaUotte, Mrs. M. H.
Ruark director, $540.61; Southport,
Mrs. E. J. Prevatte director,
$503.08; Supply, Mrs. Floyd Kir
by director, $272.21; Waccamaw
Ash, W. C. Stephenson director,
$339.50; Winnabow, Mrs. R. L.
Sullivan director, $146.00; Home
Demonstration Clubs Miss Cor
inne Green director, $76.26; U. S.
Coast Guard Station-Oak Island,
Walter Lewis director, $63.00.
Campaign Expenses: Travel,
telephone, $30.93; stencils and
ink, $1.00; stationery, $18.00I
Total $49.93; Balance $2932. 28,
less $63.00 reported by Coast
Guard but not handled by direc
tor, $63.00, net total to treasurer,!
These figures include monies
received from local directors as j
above, and include receipts from
schools, churches, Lions clubs,
business houses, theatres, other
clubs, individuals, coin collector
jars and ? Government groups.
Those interested may examine the
cash slips and receipts now on
file with the chapter chairman,
the Rev. H. M. Baker, and finan
cial statement filed with chapter
treasurer, Mrs. J. M. Harper, Jr.
Red Cross Roll Call
Begins In Brunswick
Cold Weather No
Worry To Varnum
When the temperature is down
to freezing it is a whole
colder than that to" the person
out on the windswept ocean
still cold bothers few, but
whistling winds can really chill
to the marrow.
Allowing for the fact that
Southport has a lot of tough
fishermen in the matter of
withstanding cold, it Is believed
that Captain Kenwood Varnum,
skipper of the Sea Boys, is
about the Roughest. He has
been immunized to cold or
His regular working clothes,
regardless of how cold it may
be where the winds reach him,
consist of a shirt, a union suit,
a pair of shoes and a pair of
sox. To conform to social de
mands he also wears a pair of
Report Includes Action Of
Monday's Meeting And
Also Some Details Of Last
Session In March
Several matters of road im
provement were taken up by
members of the board of county
commissioners here Monday in a
day which was devoted largely
to routine business.
The boaru approved the follow
ing projects: Road leading from
New Mope church in Town Creek
via J. C. Jones and J. C. Maults
by places, intersecting the main
road at the Mills place; a section
of road about 800-yards in length
running from New Hope Road
at the Bennett place intersect
ing the Piney Grove road at
Grab" Apple ford. At their last
meeting the commissioners had
taken similar act'on on a 2%
mile stretch of road running from
the Goley Lewis place east to
Lewis Store. A road leading from
Myrtle Head in Waccamaw town
ship via S. R. Evans place, a dis
tance of 1 mile.
Mary Beaver was granted $8.00
toward expenses of medical treat-[
ment and a total of $40.00 was;
added to the general relief fund
at the request of the superint
endent of public welfare.
The board ordered the J. F.
Anderson land which recently was
foreclosed for taxes to be con- j
veyed to Jesse Johnson and Victor i
Bartels upon payment of $214.00.1
An adjustment was made in
the valuation of the Kate Stana
land estate in order that the heirs
may pay their individual share
of taxes due.
D. S. Gore was relieved of
$300.00 valuation for 1948 due
to error in listing and similar
action was taken for Mrs. Ora
Continued on page four
Dr. J. M. Waggette To Head
This Drive For Funds For
Support Of American Red
Complete Organization Will
Be Set Up In Effort To
Carry Campaign To AH
Sections Of County
The annual Red Cross Roll -Call
is now underway in Brunswick
county with Dr. J. M. Waggette,
chairman ot the Brunswick
County Chapter, assuming active
leadership of the fund-raising
Dr. Waggette plans to use n
county-wide organization to Carry
the appeal for financial support
to all of the citizens of the
county. He points out that the
Red Cross still performs many
services for men in the armed
forces and for members of their
families. There should be parti
cularly strong support from citi
zens who have relatives still in
service, he says.
Chiefly, however, he reminds
the people that the American
Red Cross is a peacetime organiz
ation, and stands ready at all
times to bring relief wherever
disaster may strike.
Already included in the county
organization as community chair
men are Mrs. Joe Young, re
sidential, and Dan Harrelson,
business, Southport; Mrs. J. E.
Kirby, Supply; Mrs. Drew Long,
Longwood; Mrs. Robert Williams,
Shallotte Point; Mrs. Houston
Reynolds and Mrs. Williams, Le
land Mrs. Leo Medlin Northwest.
The complete list of workers
will be announced next week.
Crowd Of About Four Hun
dred Person* Attended
Opening Of Legion Hut
At Shallotte Friday
More than 400 members of the
American Legion and their friends
attended the opening of the new
home of the Shallotte Post Ameri
can Legion at Shallotte Friday
night. Nearly all posts in the
surrounding counties were repre
sented, according to Edward Red
wine, a member of the Shallotte
Many favorable comments were
heard on the splendid appear
ances and facilities of the new
building. Mixed with this was
praise for the officials and in
dividual members of the Shallotte
Post for their efforts towards
the construction of the building.
By way of entertainment there
was a free dance with refresh
ments of hot coffee and cookies.
Charles Trott, a member of the
Brunswick Post at Southport, andi
Mrs. R. H. Holden of Shallotte!
won the contest.
After Just Two
Months Of Term
Former Governor Stricken
With Heart Attack At
Washington; Funeral I*
NOT BEEN NAMED
Many Brunswick County
Citizens Hope To S;c For
mer Senator W. B. Uin
Senator J. Melville Broughton,
60, of North Carolina, died of a
heart attack in Washington, D.
C. Sunday just two months after
The fortner North Carolina
Goevrnor suffered an acute
seizure and entered the naval,
hospital at Bethesda, Md. early
Sunday. morning. He died at 8:45
Broughton's friends said that;
for three weeks his physical con
dition has been poor. He had'
been suffering from heart trou-!
ble for some time.
Broughton was eiecced to the.
senate last fall after a heated
primary contest in which he de-'
feated the incumbent, William B.
Umstead of Durham. Umstead;
had been appointed to fill the un-.
expired term of the late Sena
tor Josiah Bailey.
Broughton sworn in Dec. 31,;
1948, presided over the upper
chamber two and a half houra
last Friday. He was scheduled,
to make his maiden speech today
against a proposed rules change
against the filibuster.
Broughton's family said funeral
services will be held Tuesday at
3 p. m. in the Tabernacle Baptist
church at Raleigh, N. C. the sena
tor's home. Broughton, a well
known Baptist lay leader had
taught Sunday school there.
No announcement has been,
made of a probable successor for
Senoior Broughton, but '.."-.ere is a
strong sentiment in Brunswick
favoj:ig 'ormer Senator Wm. B.
TThjrvJTifc' a number of etvV>r?*j,
mcnts have been ' forwarded to
Governor Kerr Scott, urging him
to name Umstead to his old off
ice. Some of this support haa
tome from forces who strongly
supported Broughton in the pri?
mary election last year.
Dies In Virginia
Mrs. Ethel Julia Hood Died
Unexpectedly On Febru?
ary 23, At Her Home la
Mrs. Ethel Julia Hood, 52 ,died
unexpectedly February 23 at lier
home, 20 Newport Ave., Beacons?
She is survived by her husband,
James R. Hood; two sons, J. R.
Hood, Jr. of Newport News, and
William C. Hood of Beaconsdale;
two daughters, Miss Mary N.
Hood and Miss Jane O. Hood,
both of Beaconsdale; two sisters,
Mrs. W. O. Baum of Norfolk
and Mrs. C. W. Easley of South
port, and a brother, W. T. Ott4
way of Brooklyn.
Funeral services were held at
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church,
Hilton Village. The Rev. Paul H.
Kratzig, rector, officiated. Burial
was in the Lebanon Church
Cemetery, Lee Hall.
Active pallbearers were W. R.
(Continued of page four)
Following is the tide table
for Southport during the ne*|,
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 March 10,
3:44 A. M. 10:21 A. M.
4:12 P. M. 10:31 P. M.
Friday March 11,
4:45 A. M. ' 11:17 A. M."
5:12 P. M. 11:81 P. M."
.Saturday March 12,
5:45 A. M. 0:00 A. M.
6:08 P. M. 12:10 P. M.
Sunday March 18,
6:87 A. M. 0:27 A. M.
7:04 P. M. 12:59 P. M.
Monday March 14,
7:32 A. M. 1:20 A. M.
7:58 P. M. 1:46 P. M/
Tuesday March 15,
8:22 A. M. 2:11 A. M.
8:47 P. M. 2:32 P. M.,
Wednesday March 16,
9:11 A. M. 3:01 A. M.
9:39 P. M. 3:18 P. M.