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THE STATE PORT PILOT
A Good Newspaper In A Good Community
Most of The New?
All The Time
Southport, N. L, Wednesday, March 16, 1949 published every Wednesday *i.so per yea*
tations Set Up
^wick County Farmers
Si Ccooerate In Pro
,ram To Produce Better
^,de Sweet Potatoes
1 SERVICE OFFERED
umalists Offer lnforma
' Regarding Bost Meth
J? To Follow In Work
ing For Quality
to count v wide organized!
K t0 eliminate faulty prac
; in sweet potato production
underway in Brunswick i
qualttv program is under;
'sponsorship of the Tabor City
siting Company, Inc.
net potato dealers, along |
. agricultural workers, have
,-ted their educational cam-j
?'t0 acquaint farmers with!
'-?portance of planting good!
uv potatoes, to treat seed be
ading to decrease diseases,
to grow the main sweet
crop from vine cuttings
sd of sprouts.
waking for the dealers and
cultural workers, Brunswick
tty Agent A. S. Knowles said
; by good quality we mean
i that are smooth, have a
i deep copper skin, outside
t a deep salmon pink, and
i from disease." He said that
(cl seed selection at bedding
(would insure that they are
tog quality potatoes and
mean the difference be
(E a successful season and
I Jiat is not so profitable,
be outlook for sweet pota
? a good." Knowles said, "but,
course, no one can predict
t the crop will bring. How
i we can safely predict that
I demand for quality potatoes
i be far greater than for the
Irough the assistance of the
lor City Marketing Company
I'Jie cooperation of the Voca
Bl Agriculture Teachers and
leans instructors, seed-treating
tons have been set up at the
(rational Agriculture Depart-j
Ks of Bolivia School, Shallotte i
kol Waccamaw School, U. L.
lek Store at Leland, and the Vo
bcnal Agriculture Department
Brunswick Training School.
lie treating service is provi<>
l.'rse. However, Knowles said
C if it were impractical to take
Ltage of the service, he urg
'i :-.em to prepare their own
ifcons from Semesan Bel and
peir potatoes immediately be
p bedding. Semesan Bel is u?
li: the rate of one pound for
p seven and one-half gallons
titer. The potatoes should be
ped for one minute and left
m a shady place before they
put in the beds.
* local county agent reit
& that vine cuttings should i
itute the main crop of pota
because sprout potatoes are
poorer quality and are far j
more susceptible to disease,
ked treatments began at the
wis stations today and will
tae through March 31.
I rUf Stmt
SPITA I. AUXILIARY
Dosher Memorial Auxiliary
I meet Thursday evening at
'clock at the home of Mrs.
* Thompson. All members
1 Wends of the hospital are
W to attend.
King, chairman Bruns
' County ACA committee: S.
"Tis, vice-chairman; J. Mar
kcnett and member and J. J.
secretary, attended the
*?y P. M. A. conference held
*:nston-Salem on March 2nd
I^hixg TOI CHES
fishing touches are now being
?o the grading project on the
* Road between Southport
Aalden Creek. This project,
svted last summer to the
^"Clinc Company, will be
for paving in a week or
j* s- Army Engineers
Hyde working here on the
ear bar for the past three
r5' completed its task yes
J afternoon. Leaving last
^ fof Georgetown, S. C. the
be there for a few
*"11 may then be sent to
BLOOMING.?Orton Gardens, outstanding tourist at
traction of North Carolina during this season of the year,
is now approaching the peak of its season's beauty, accord
ingto advice received this week from the owner, J. Lawr
Farm Bureau To Back
Drive For Telephones
Meeting At Supply Thurs
day Evening Resulted In
Decision To Make Investi
gation Of Needs
TO SEND IN NAME
This Information Will B;
Important In Efforts To
Get Telephone Compan
At a meeting of the Brunswick
County Farm Bureau held at Sup
ply Thursday evening a serious
discussion was given to the mat
ter of the lack of telephone ser
vice in this county. Officials of
the organization voted unanim
ously to exercise every effort to
see if something can not be done
to remedy the situation.
To this end a committee was
appointed with the object of
gathering data as to the extent of
the demand for phones, this infor
mation to be presented by a com
mittee to existing phone com
j panies, or companies that might
be interested in the installation of
As the first step the Farm
Bureau is now running an ad
vertisement in this paper, asking
that all farmers and business men
who are desirous of securing
phones write J. J. Hawes, secre
tary of the Farm Bureau im
mediately at Supply.
It is fully realized that there
are scattered sections of the
.county where it may be imprac
! tical to run phone lines at the
present time owing the limited
number of people wanting service
and the distance such lines would
have to be run. However, in the
thickly settled communities like
Shallotte, Supply and Bolivia, all
who are interested in phone ser
vice should write Mr. Hawes
The Farm Bureau members pre
sent at the meeting when it was
decided that the above steps
should be taken were Sam Joe
Frink, Elroy King, Earl Thomp
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Play For Title
Local High School Baseball
Team Will Compete In
Class B Championship
Race; Camp Lejeune First
Southport has formally entered
the state championship race for
Class B baseball teams and are
bracketed with the % Camp Le
Jeune nine in Group 3, District
Principal H. '1. ?anders has
been advised that his team is
scheduled to play the boys from
the Marine Base here on the
afternoon of March 29, with the
return game being played at
Camp Le Jeune on April 15.
If Southport can win its series
with the Onslow county nine the
local team will meet the winner
of Group 2 before May 10. Win
(Continued on jwg* fiv?)
Makes Quick Trip
In the Airlift in Germany j
since last June, S. Sgt. H. M.
Holmes, son of Mr. and Mrs.
W. R. Holmes, of Shallotte,
; got an air lift home last week
and took his family very much
The young Shallotte man left
Frankfort, Germany, Wednes
day night of last week, flying
from there to Westover Field,
Massachussetts. From there he
came straight through by train
to Charlotte and from Char
lotte he travelled by bus to
Shallotte, arriving Saturday
The first his family knew of
his being back in the States
was when he stepped off the
bus at home. He will report in
! Austin, Texas, in 30 days for
Sgt. Holmes says that they
j are stepping up the airlift in
Germany every day. He served
as engineer on a C-54 and was
] in constant travel:
Aried In Court
Variety Of Cases Disposed
Of Before Judgs W. J.
McLamb In Recorder's
Court Last Week
A varied docket was disposed
of here Wednesday before Judge
W. J. McLamb in Brunswick
county Recorder's court with the
following entries being made:
Norrie Hewett, public drunkness
30 days on roads, suspended on
Leroy Gause, reckless operation,
damage to property, failure to
stop at stop sign, defendant re
quired to make restitution in
amount of $35.00 and to pay
James A. Aldridge, reckless
Artie Faircloth, reckless oper
ation, fined $15.00, and costs.
Robert C. Burcale, speeding,
William James Wehrhahn,
speeding, fined $10.00 and costs.
Luke Gause, possession, 30 days
on roads, suspended on payment
of costs and good behavior.
Willie Bland, public drunkness,
30 days on roads, suspended on
payment of costs and good be
Wesley Brown, public drunk
ness, 30 days on roads, suspend
ed on good behavior and payment
H. E. Sloan, operating motor
vehicle after license had been
J. D. Hewett, possession and
transporting, not quilty.
Bobby Burnett, possession, fin
ed $15.00 and costs.
Elwood Evans, Elmer Ramsey,
Eddie Summerlin, assault with
deadly weapon. Elmer Ramsey,
Elwood Evans not quilty. Eddie
(Continued on P?.ge Fivi)
To Attend Corn
County Agent A. S. Knowles
Has Arranged Schedule
Tc Carry Information Into
F.vcry Farm Area Of The
TO FEATURE SERIES
Farm Officials Plan To Go
All Out In Effort To Im
prove Yield Of Corn In
County Agent A. S. Knowles
is planning a series of meetings
in the farming sections of Bruns
wick for next week. One of the
main features of these meetings
will be relative to practices that
should be followed in growing
corn in this section.
A new moving picture reel
illustrating corn growing practices
will be used at all meetings. This
picture takes about 25 minutes j
to run and it will be followed1
by a review from the agent and
others experienced in corn grow
It was at first planned to hold
one of the meetings at Southport,
but when consideration was given
to the fact that every little farm
ing is carried on in the immediate
aree it was decided instead to
ask all farmers in this section
to attend the meeting at Bolivia,
Supply or Shallotte, whichever
place most suits their convenience.
In addition to the corn growing
feature Mr. Knowles will also talk
on tobacco, sweet potatoes pea
nuts and other crops.
The schedule of meetings is
Monday, March 21, agricultural
building at Supply at 7:30 P. M.
Tuesday, March 22, at Wacca- j
maw school, 3 p. m. and at j
Shallotte school at 7:30 p. m. j
Wednesday, March 23rd, at!
Bolivia at 3 p. m. and at Leland i
school at 7:30 p. m.
The picture, as Weil as the
matter to be discussed at these
meetings, is important. Every
farmer interested in better crop
production should make it a point
to attend and to bring his neigh
Man Seen Attempting To
Climb In Window At
Home Of Mrs. Walburg
Moore Early Sunday Mor
The activities of the Southport
prowler came close to coming to
a full stop during the early hours
of Sunday morning when a warn
ing shouted by Afton Smith
frightened him away before he
could be held up or shot by Joe
Wilmouth as he was caught try
ing to gain entry to the home
of Mrs. Walburg Moore next
Mrs. Moore and her daughter
returned home about midnight
from the Burgaw Basketball
Tournament and she had gone
into the back yard to bring in
some fire wood. Her neighbors
heard a noise in the ally be
tween the houses, but thought it
was Mrs. Moore. When they look
ed out their window they saw a
man standing on a saw horse
apparently trying to enter a room
in which Faye Moore was taking
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W. B. KEZIAH
If you want to believe that i
we did not catch any fish dur- j
ing the Thursday and Friday
weather, you are perfectly wel
come to your belief. You will be
exactly right. We were out the
two full days with a couple of
friends who had everything in the
book in the way of fishing tackle.
But it was no soap. Our fishing
companions were Bill Deuschle
and Curtis Edwards, superintend
ents of the Hanes Hosiery mills
in Winston-Salem. The two thou
sand men and women working
under them turn out thirty
thousand dozen pairs of the fam
ous Hanes Full Fashion nylons
every week. The plant is 3 stories
high and covers 4 city blocks.
Bill and Curtis brought us a
box of the nylon? a? a gift from
two fishing' fools to another.
They allow that they are coming
Speaking of gimmicks, Bill
Deuschle and Curtis Edwards,
down here from Winston-Salem
for a fishing trip with us this
week, had one that we like. They
brought their boat on a trailer
and the gimmick was made by
taking two bycicle wheels and
constructing clamps that would fit
them on each side of their boat
in an instant. Stopping their car
and trailer, they snap the wheels
on the boat push it off the trail
er and roll the boat right into
Brunswick county is still get
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ENTRANTS?The Bolivia high school boys won consolation honors in the recent
Brunswick County Basketball Tournament and this week will be playing for higher
stakes in the Annual Star-News-Y.M.C.A. Tournament in Wilmington. The players, left
to right, top row: Leonard, Mercer, J. Gilbert, Caison, Sellers, H. Gilbert, Lanier; bot
tom row: Lewis, Howard, Walton, Danford, Earp and Willetts.?(Wilmington News
Plans Revealed For
Girl Scout Activity
Working At Beach
One of the surfacing crews of
the State Highway Commission
moved into Southport Saturday,
and Monday they began the
work of resurfacing the four
mile stretch of road on the
lower end of Long Beach.
About 70 homes, some of
them costly ones, are on this
stretch of road, several of them
having been built since last
summer. The building of the
road is expected to result in
the[ immediate construction of
dozens of more new residences.
Surfacing was laid on this
stretch last fall, too late for
the work to be permanent,
when cold weather set In oper
ations were abandoned until
conditions became more favor
able for completing ?he job.
Men Of 18-Years
Clerk To Local Selective
Service Board Reminds
Them Of Obligation To
Register With Board
Mrs. Frances D. Young reminds
all persons that the Presidential
Proclamation of July 20, 1948, set
forth the following duty of regis
"Men becoming 18 years of age
must register within five days
after they attain the 18th anni
versary of the day of their birth.
"A man separated from active
duty in the armed forces shall
register within a period of thirty
days following the date of his
separation from active duty in the
armed forces, if he was born after
August 30, 1922."
The Local Board in Southport
is open Monday through Friday,
9 a. m. to 1 p. m.
Chairman Of Camp Devsl
cpment Committee Says
First Construction Will
Begin Soon At Pretty
WINTER LODGE TO
BE FIRST BUILDING
Long-Range Plans Will Ex
pand Facilities To Take
Care Of Any And All
A representative of this paper
was showing Pretty Pond, 10
miles from Southport, to some
prominent up-state people this
last week. The visitors were told
that the Girl Scouts of the Cape
Fear Area owned the beautiful
lake and surrounding land. They
asked why something was not
being done to develop the really
beautiful spot. This was a ques
tion that the news man could not
answer at the time, beyond ex
pressing the hope and belief that
something will be done soon.
Since that visit Mrs. R. H.
Holden of Wilmington, Chairman
of the Camp Development Com
mittee for the Girl Scouts of the
Cape Fear Area, Inc., has sup
plied some information as to
Mrs. Holden says regarding
Pretty Pond and the Girl Scouts
who own the property:
"We now have underway a pro-1
gram of construction which we j
feel will benefit the most number
of girls. We have drawn up plans;
for a winter lodge where the I
leader can take her troop and
spend the week-end. In this way|
at least 52 troops can have camp
ing experience until such a time
when we have the whole camp
"This first lodge will acommo
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Horace Ivey Receives Serious
Injuries When Clothes Got
Caught In Hoisting Gear
Horace Ivey, 22-year-old ex-!
I service man, recently employed as
a fisherman on the trawler "Miss
America," had a narrow escape
I from death Friday when he was
!caught in the cogs of the power-;
jful winch that is used for hand-,
'ling the loaded nets. J
I He was operating the winch,
'and was leaning over when his
coat was caught in the cogs. He
was jerked down on the gears
and a hole torn in his side under
the left arm. The arm was also
badly injured. !
Captain Homer McKeithan of
the trawler was in the pilot
house. There was no outcry from
Ivey but Captain McKeithan
states he left the pilot house and
walked around it just in time
to see Ivey being dragged into
the cogs. He says he sprang to
the levers and threw the winch
out of gear. Ten seconds later
Ivey would have been fatally In
A five inch hole was torn
through his side before the mac
hine was stopped. Reports from
the hospital are to the effect that
he is getting along weU and is
in a fair way to recover.
For This Year
It is flowering time and yestcr
| day Mrs. William Styron, secre
i tary at Orton until this week when
I her resignation took effect, said
J "It is truly surprising how many
lovely flowers there arc now. The
flowering is just about as great as
I it could have been if there had
been no cold."
| Following the interview with
Mrs. Stryon and her information
aa to the present flower display, a
call was made to J. L. Sprunt at
Orton and he was asked regarding
the flowering conditions. Mr.
Sprunt said that the peak of the
azalea blooming would be reached
sometime between now and March
25th. The flowers, he said, are
wonderful now and are coming out
stronger every day.
Mr. Sprunt added that while the
peak will ccme between now and
March 25th there will be plenty of
bloom well into April, if there is
seasonably cool weather.
Summing up the above reports
and taking into account that a
warm wave struck this section
Tuesday, flower lovers who plan
a trip to these and other gardens
in Brunswick county should not
delay their trips. They can see
beauty now that is fully equal to
what the peak will present.
One Bill Now Before House
Would Authorize Pay
ment Of $25,000 To Ar
resting Officers In Manu
Representative Odell Williamson
has introduced a bill now before
the House wherein officers making
the arrest of a person or persons
engaged in the manufacture of
whiskey will get a fee of $25.00 for
each such arrest.
This fee of $25.00 will come from
the bill of costs charged against
the defendant and if the defend
ant does not pay the costs the fee
will be paid out of the general
When he learned of this bill
Monday D. B. Frink, chairman
of the Democratic Executive Conv
mittee for Brunswick county,
wrote a letter to the county
commissioners protesting this
action. "I am bitterly opposed to
it, as I have seen it tried," said
the party chairman. "It was no
thing but a racket", he added.
Following is a copy of the bill,
as provided this paper by Repre
"A bill to be entitled an act re
lating to cost? In Criminal Case?
In Brunswick County Involving the
Illegal Manufacture of Liquor.
"The General Assembly of North
Carolina do enact:
"Section 1. Whenever a person
is convicted of a violation of, or
enters a plea of guilty or a plea of
nolo contendere to a charge of vio
lating, G. S. 18-28, or any other
statute prohibiting the manufac
(Continued on p&g* Ova)
Red Cross Fund
Dr. J. M. Waggette Point?
To Benefits Being Ren
dered In This County
Through American Red
FUND DRIVE WILL
Chairman Reminds All Good
Citizens That They Hav?
Resconsibility To Help
Solicitation for contribution?
to the Red Cross are start this
week in all sections of Bruns
wick county, and Dr. J. M. Wag*,
gette, chairman of the Brunswick.
[County Chapter, urges that cttl-?
[zens make a generous response. .
1 "I believe that if our people;
knew of the daily, routine ser-,
vices being rendered by our Red;
Cross Chapter, even in the ab-!
sence of disaster, they would
want to share the cost of the)
expense of operation," said Dr. ?
Waggette this week.
"Perhaps the greatest field of-,
service is in connection with]
men now serving in our armed.
forces, making inqu'-es of the;
health of members . their fam-.
ily, arranging for emergency fur
lough, making arrangements for;
assistance of various kinds for.
"Recently a mother came to the
Executive Secretary almost fran
tic because she hal not heard,
from her son serving overseas in;
several weeks. No i icr agency,
than the American Red Cross
could have helped her, but within
a short time a satisfactory re-;
port was received and this mother
was relieved of her anxiety. Sub
sequently, her son has returned
to the United States."
Where service men are stationed
at an army post, at a navy base
or station an American Red Cross
Field Director takes care of the
problams rel*t>7 to ? .--n.
There is no field director in this
locality, but there are a number
of service men in and out of
Brunswick county all the time.
They and members of their fami
lies have a constant series of pro
blems which come under the head
i of daily work for the Brunswick
County Executive Secretary.
Service Come In
Notice That Local Telephone
Facilities Are Being Ex
panded Leads To Flood Of
A story in this paper quoting
O. C. Bain, district manager of
the Bell Telephone and Telegraph
Company in Wilmington, relative
to the fact that the company now
has equipment to permit the in
stallation of 100 additional phones
at Southport, has brought on a
flood of requests for the installa
tion of phones, according to of
ficials of the company who were
The additional equiment will
swell the number of local phones
to about 360. This will be a fine
cross coverage of the whole town.
The company had a waiting list
of about 75 at the time the new
equipment was installed. From all
indications the full capacity of
the system here will be in use
just as soon as the additional
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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 March 17,
10:01 A. M. 3:52 A. M.
10:32 P. M. . 4:00 P. M.
Frlday March 18,
10:50 A. M. 4:42 A. M.
11:2? P. M. 4:58 P. M.
Saturday March 19,
11:44 A. M. . 5:88 A. M.
0:00 P. M. 5:45 P. M.
Sunday March 20,
0:23 A. M. 6:85 A. M.
12:40 P. M. 6:42 P. M.
Monday March 21,
1:28 A. M. 7:88 A. M.
1:42 P. M. 7:44 P. M.
Tuesday March 22,
2:26 A. M. 8:48 A. M.
2:46 P. M. 8:50 P. M.
Wednesday March 28,
8:27 A. M. 9:44 A. M.
8:48 P. M. 9:54 P. M.