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THE STATE PORT PILOT
N0. SIXTEEN NO. 50 8-PAGES TODAY
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Southport, N. C., Wednesday March 23rd, 1949 -ublished tvtKV wednesuai *i.so PtR yeah
paland And I
i rt^M.-nian Directs Hot
v Of Protest To Com
moner. Regarding The
JnUS ror Liquor Stills
..re ATTACK ON
L?d Answer Comes From
iff vV. M Stanaland
tt'io Defends Record
"Or His Office
. vocied by D. B. Frink, j
- the Brunswick county;
' Executive Committee, i
( xluced bv Represen-j
Williamson to pro
'Urcnt of a bonus of $25.00
officers upon con-;
j ci \ defendant in cases
a:iufacture of whiskey j
L detailed reply this week
; Walter M. Stana'.and. I
is the full text of the
"iT.uod by chairman Frink:
rt/heard that our Representa
L Ckiell Williamson has intro
L, , bill in the House to pay
[ ? i'v enforcement officers a :
L of S25.00 for capturing I
Lv stills. I am bitterly op
y to it. as we have seen it
\ It was nothing but a racket.j
our officers can t enforce |
[without being paid a bonus,:
-- time for you gentlemen
wf them in and get them on
_jb i am admitting that we
.'?radically no enforcement
? : - leg liquor and people are
t a lot of talk about it. I
* voli gentlemen should call
[sheriff and his deputies in
require them to enforce our
S Its getting entolerable. Its
iafci the point that its almost
Egjrace, and its high time
fcbink should be done about
[ am sending a wire to Mr.
k: this morning asking him
KMse Mr. Williamson's bill."
text of Sheriff Stanaland's
Has is in answer to a letter
I I saw in the public press
sr date of March 16, 1949.;
led by Mr. D. B. Frink, Chair-,
I of the Democratic Executive i
cattee of Brunswick County. |
t letter I was very much,
ushed to see.
I can flatly deny any such
t?es hurled at me. I have,
ted hard in the discharge of j
?nest duty. I have impaired;
isealth in the honest discharge j
sv duty as your Sheriff. It
B.-5 that Senator Bob Hester j
Elizabethto\vn is the nan I
kr.an Frink is wanting to get j
fcse working agreement with.;
t ?Tiling for Senator Hester
contact our District Solictoir1
I ask him about the manner in j
t I discharge my duty as'
r.f of Brunswick County.
I:th respect to the Williamson!
I fiat is now pending before i
(Legislature providing a bousj
poo for capture of whiskey |
k I don't see why Mr. Frink j
k". ?o further and explain the j
II don t see where there could;
p racket because the same bill
out that in case of a still j
operator must also be cap-;
I and convicted and if the
idant is allowed to pay out
the $25.00 is put in as part
'?? costs and does not cost the
ty anything. If the defendant
to the road then the Clerk
Quirt has to certify to that
and the Board of Commis
" will pay the J25.00 bonus
don't believe that there is
kr Sheriff set-up in North
Continued On Page Four
'"Eas Bats'on of Wilmington
accepted a position with the
"?'te Trading Co. in Shallotte,
he will be associated in
5 with his uncle, E. H.
wmond Galloway, prominent
lumberman, was painfully
Thursday when he was
J* r>n the arm by a limb from
" z tree. He suffered a
? bene and now has his
? a cast.
I^'S FKOM MOSCOW
tir Sgt. James McKeithan,
Mrs. a. T. McKeithan of
J/,:' has been returned to
?Sited States after an eight
r? stay at the American
at Moscow, Russia. He j
** visiting his mother andl
e*Puation of his leave will'
? '<* duty in Virginia.
CHAMPS.?The Southport high school boys are shown above as they received the
winner's trophy Saturday night following their victory over Elizabethtown in the finals
of the Star-News-Y.M.C.A. Tournament. Sports Editor J. W. Long of the Wilmington
News is shown making the award. The players, left to right, are Fisher, Radcliff, Bow
mer, Dcsher (almost hidden from view), Brendle, Russ, Spencer, Hickman and Stanley.
?(Cut Courtesy Wilmington News.)
DR. FRANK P. GRAHAM, pr'
iiaent ot tne Urea ter University
of North Carolina, who was nam
ed Tuesday night by Governor
Scott as the junior U. S. Sena
tor from North Carolina. He will
serve as successor to the late J.
M. Broughton until the 1950 bien
Is Club Visitor
District Governor Joe Hood
Of Wilmington Mads Im
prsssivs Talk On "What
Is A Lions Club" Here
District Governor Joe Hood of
Wilmington visited the Southport
Lions Club at their regular meet
ing here on Thursday and deliver
ed a short but impressive talk
on "What Is A Lions Club?".
The visiting dignitary used
his talk as an opportunity to
point out the various fields of
service which are open to Lions,
and members of the local club
were given a more clear-cut con
ception of what is expected of
them. * * M
Also present at the meeting
was Glenn Tucker, president of
SENOBA, who brought an in
vitation for Southport citizens
and businessmen to participate in
the program of that organization
this season. He pointed out vari
ous benefits which have already
come to this area, and briefly
outlined future plans.
Tommie Garner was received
as a new member of the club.
Long Beach To
Get Post Office
Word Received Here That
Nearby Beach Will Have
Three-Month Postal Ser
vice This Season
Long Beach seven miles from
Southport will have a post office
of its own, going under the name
of "Long Beach, N. C.," during
June, July and August of this
vear. Later on it is expected to
give year-round service as more
and more people are beginning
to reside there each winter.
The announcement of the Post
Office Department in Washing
ton relative to the new office,
was made this week through Con
gressman F. Ertel Carlyle who
owns a summer home at the
beach. The original move f<?the
Southport Boys Win
Locals Corns From Behind
To Dsfe=it Elizabathtown
In Finals Of Baskstbailj
FOR LAST DEFEAT
Elizabethtown Had Won'
Burgaw Tournament One
Week Previously From
The Southport high school boys*
added the championship of the'
Annual Star-News-Y. M. C. A. J
Tournament to their season's!
laurels Saturday night with a i
thrilling two-point victory over
Victory was particularly sweet
to the local lads, because the!
Saturday night before they had
dropped a one-point decision to
this same Elizabethtown quint in
the finals of the Burgaw tourna-!
With only a few minutes re-!
maining in the contest Elizabeth-1
town was out in front by five
points and Richard Brendle, |
Southport star, was out of the
game on personal folds. But the
locals never gave up, and by
holding the Bladen county cham
pions to a lone point during the
final period while they kept
pecking away at their lead they;
managed to pull the game out of!
The tying point was laid in by
Tommy Bowmer from the foul
line, but the final two-point vic
tory margin came when Bobby
Spencer was true with a one-hand
shot with a minute to go. Soon
after that an over anxious Eliza-;
bethtown player fouled Russ,
Southport elected to take the ball
out of bounds instead of trying,
for the point, then proceeded to
(Continued on Page Five)
Aiding Red Cross
Ccunty Organization Once
More Takes Lead In:
Project In Community
The Shallotte Lions Club, al
ways ready to aid in any humi
tarian effort with which the Lions
organization is called to help, is j
sponsoring the Red Cross roll call
efforts in the Shallotte commun
That means that so far as the
Shallotte community is concerned
the Red Cross Roll Call will not
fail in Brunswick.
As one of the outstanding ef
forts in connection with the
drive in the Shallotte community,
the Lions will sponsor a dance
on Wednesday evening, April 6,
all proceeds from which will go
to the Red Cross fund. The Lions |
except to sell a record number of i
advance tickets to this event.
In its two or three years the
Shallotte Lions Club has religious
ly refrained from commercial un
dertakings and lion R. H. Holden
says they plan to continue to
follow that course. Leaving off
commercial matters, they are
right there when it comes to
helping the blind, the destitute,
the Red Cross, the March of
Dimes and the American Legion
boys. ' ,
Is Beauty Spot
Outstanding beauty spot in
Southport at the present time
is Franklin Square with hun
dreds of beautiful azaleas bloom
ing with lavish. color beneath
the towering live oaks.
Last week a notable improve
ment was made in the appear
ance of the park when the
privet hedge border was remov
ed, making it possible for pass
ersby to see the flowery.
Franklin Square was landscap
ed about a dozen years ago,
and both camellias and azaleas
have flourished there to trans
form the park into a senic
attraction at this- season.
Car Thief Caught
After Accident i
White Youth From Beaulah
ville Arrested Following;
Overturning Of Auto Ear
ly Sunday Morning
George Edwards, white man
givng his home as Beaulahville
and claiming employment with his
brother-in-law, Thomas Carlid of
Burgaw, was arrested here early
Sunday morning on charges of
driving drunk, speeding at 50
miles per hour in a 20 mile zone,
driving without a license and
reckless operation. The arrest was
made by Chief of Police Otto
Edwards was driving a stolen
car. The machine overturned in
front of the Harrelson grocery
while Edwards was attempting to
escape from the officer. He was
carried to the Dosher Memorial
Hospital for treatment for bruises
The officer got in touch with
(Continued on page five)
At Azalea Ball
Teen - Age Azalea F-stivali
Bali U:i Friday, April 1,|
Vy.II Have Hra-wlck Girl!
In Prl:-- ss' Co.i:t
SELECTION T > J3E
Each School Will Have Two j
' inif Ton orrov.' iii.'^ht At
?Sliaijotle For Honor
A Brunswick county represcn-1
tative to the court of the princess i
of the Teen-Age Festival Ball will j
be chosen tomorrow (Thursday) i
night at a program scheduled for|
the American Legion Hut in j
The Teen-Age Bail is a part of
the Azalea Festival program
which will be held in Washington
Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
April 1-3, and the Brunswick i
county representative will be one
of eight southeastern North Car
olina girls who will serve in the
court of the Teen-Age princess.
Scene of the ball will be the
Cape Fear Armory from 9 til 12 I
on Frfday evening. Purpose of |
the ball is to give Teen-Agers of j
southeastern North Carolina an!
opportunity to participate in the
Azalea Festival with an activity
of their own.
Selection of the Brunswick
county court atendant will be
made from two representatives |
each from the five consolidated
schools of the county. Out of
county judges have been secured
for this event. Mrs. E. H. Redwine
of Shallotte is in charge of ar
rangements for this program.
The Brunswick county phase j
of this festival event is being
sponsored by the three American
The only two contestants whose
names have been released thus
far are Betty Jean Helms and
Gloria Lee Hewett, who were
elected by their fellow students of
Southport high school.
RE A Ready To
Officials of Brunswick Rural
Electric Membership Cor
poration Is Waiting For
HEA officials at Shallotte stat
ed Monday that they will build
a line to Pretty Pond right away
if they can obtain the necessary
right-of-way permits from George
L. Buist, of Charleston. Mr. Buist
owns some land to the northeast
of Pretty Pond, and the line, if
built, will have to pass through
It is said that so far Mr. Buist
has declined to grant a right of
Contractors now working for
the REA will finish up their work
in a few days. If permission is
obtained from Mr. Buist before
they finish and leave they can go
right ahead, clean the right of
way, erect the poles and lines
and have the Girls Scout camp
at Pretty Pond connected in a
couple of weeks from now or
Elliott Tripp of the Brunswick
Electric Membership Corporation
office at Shallotte stated Monday
that if the right of way to Pretty
Pond is not obtained before the
contractors leave in a few days it
may be several months before the
line can be built with the REA's
(Continued on page five)
W. B. KEZIAH
( During the next several months j
at least, a great number of >
homes will be built at Caswell
Beach, Long Beach, Holden Beach
and other points on the coast.
With respect to these contemplat
j ed coastal homes a rather un
' usual situation exists. They are
largely to be built and owned by
| people living in all sections of
I this state and in other states.
I When they start to plan con
j struction cf their summer homes
j they do not know where to turn
| to look for building materials
I or builders. They have to depend
j on what this and that person
j tells them about building supplies
and carpenters. Often they get
a bum steer and are disappointed
in what they secure. The reput
able dealers in lumber and builders
supplies would we think find it
profitable to keep their business
before the public with advertis
ing. Practically all of the sum
mer residents along our coast
take this paper. We know of one
such resident who recently came
down planning to construct a
home and couldn't fine a carpen
The smaller fry among the re
sidents of Long Beach may possib
ly find the place with an added
attraction this summer. Jimmy
Raftery, of the Raftery shows,
tells us he is seriously thinking
of installing rides there for the
amusement of the children. Talk
ing with Mr. Raftery the other
night he frankly stated that he
(Continued of page four)
Williamson Names Five
New Members Brunswick
County Education Board
SHOWPLACE.?With all the natural beauty of Orton
Plantation the colonial mansion stands out like a setting in
a fine ring and is the center of interest for thousands of
visitors. Orton Gardens are expected to reach the peak of
blooming this week-end.
In Land Transaction
More than two thousand per
sons visited Orton Gardens Sun
day afternoon to find the flow
ers there approaching the peak
of their season's beauty. Those
who have kept in close touch
with the development of the
azaleas predict that the coming
week-end will see these flowers
at their best.
Not only are visitors attracted
to Orton by the beauty of the
gardens, but many come for the
purpose of seeing Orton Man
sion, a perfect example of col
onial architecture, which lends
an atmosphere of charm to the
Principal Cause For Trouble
In Wednesday Casss Were
Violations Of Traffic Law
Only a few cases were dispps-|
ed of here in Brunswick county;
Recorders court last Wednesday, |
and most of them grew out of |
traffic violations. The following'
entries were made by Judge W.:
Ernest K. Capen, speeding, fin
ed $10.00 and costs.
Worth Tharp and John Floyd,
larceny, plea of nolo cont,endre,
ordered that defendants paV costs
and pay $31.50 restitution to
Lonza Hooper, no operators
license, fined $25.00 and costs, |
Fred Clay, no operators license,
fined $25.00 and costs.
Joseph Thomas Thompson,
speeding, fined $5.00 and costs.
Edward Grady, assault with
deadly weapon, 12 months on
roads and 60 days additional for
Continued On Page Four
For 3 Monday
State Highway Patrol Car
And Automobila Driven
By Amateur Boxsr Waba
Thomas In Collision
Three persons had a narrow
escape from serious injury Mon
day afternoon when a car driven
by Waban Thomas of Calabash
collided with a State Highway
Patrol car driven by Patrolman
J. C. Pearce. Foster Thomas,
(Contlpusd on yage five)
West Virginia Paper Co.
Sells Entire Holdings In
Six South sastern North
Carolina Counties To In
ternational Paper Co.
LARGE AREA LIES
IN THIS COUNTY
Fifty Thousand Acres And
Estimated Half - Million
Dollars Changs Hands
In Big Deal
Negotiations were completed in
Southport Tuesaay for the sale
by West Virginia Paper Co. of
60,000 acres of land lying in
Southeastern North Carolina to
International Paper Co.
Ten thousand acres of this land
is located in Brunswick county,
with other holdings in Columbus,
New Hanover, Pender, Duplin and
Based upon current timberland i
values in Brunswick county, it
is estimated that at least half
million dollars were involved in
Although negotiations for this
sale have been in progress for
some time, the final contract was
not signed until Tuesday when
leading officials of the two paper
companies met m Southport at
the office of E. J. Prevatte, at
torney for the Intemational Paper'
Co. The effective date of the|
transfer will be June 1, 1949.
Acquisition of this land makes i
International the second largest'
landowner in Brunswick county, I
being topped in this respect only|
by Reigal Paper Co.
Soil Conservation Speaking
Contest Run Off Here
Wednesday With Cash1
Prizes For Thr?e Top Con- j
The Brunswick County Soil:
Conservation speaking contest
for high school students was held
at Southport last Wednesday
with first prize of $15.00 going
to Louise Anderson.
Second pri2e of $10.00 went to
Bobby Cullis with Elliot Hick
man winning third prize of $5.00.
The Waccamaw Bank and
Trust Company of Southport do
nated $25.00 of the prize money
and H. T. Sanders, principal of
Southport school, donated $5.00 as
As the winner, Louise Ander
|son represented Brunswick coun
I ty in tiie district contest at
. 12 . .. . "i
Representative Defies Pre
cedent By Making Clean
Sweep of Old Board Mem
bers In Appointment TM?
CHARGES MADE THAT
Williamson Declares That
Group Has Attempted To
Work Through Senator
Hester In Making
A clean sweep of Brunswick
County Board of Education Willi
be made if the names of five
appointees named by Representa-'
tive Odell Williamson this week
are confirmed by the State Legis
Nominated for membership on
this body are Herbert Long, Le
land; Layton Swain, Bolivia;
Thomas St. George, Southport; ]
Sam J. Frink, Shallotte; D. B.
By this action Representative ?
Williamson replaces in office three
members of the present board of
education whose terms still have'
two years to run by virtue of.
previous appointments. These are
Houston P.cynolds, Leland; H. .
Foster Mintz, Bolivia; R. I. *
Phelps, Waccamaw. There was no [
preferential vote for member of ?
the Board of Education in the *
Primary Election of May, 1948.
In making announcement of his .
descision in connection with the *
Board of Education Representa- "
tive Williamson declared, "I am.
trying to take Brunswick county'
education out of politics." Wil- -
liamson says that he has been dis- *
turbed by reports that on Sunday,.
March 13, a Brunswick county
delegation headed by D. B. Frink,
chairman of the Democratic Ex
ecutive Committee of Brunswick
county, made a trip to Elizabeth
town for the purpose of contact
ing State Senator R. J. Hester
with reference to naming the
new board of education. "This
Continued On Page Four
Special Election To Deter?
mine Whether Town Lim
its Will Be Extended Will
Be Held Tuesday
Shallotte citizens will have their
town limit extension election next
Tuesday, March 29th. Following
this it will immediately set about
the work of preparing for the
annual election of town officers
in the munipical election on May
Should the vote be yes for ex
tending the town limits residents
of the new area will automatical
ly be qualified to enter the muni
cipal election as candidates should,
they desire. The town has a board
of five aldermen, in addition to
the mayor. All of these positions
will be open in the May election.
The present town officials are
Leon Galloway, mayor, Dr. R. H.
Holden, Robert White, A. Earl
Milliken, Hubert Holmes, P. Russ,
aldermen. Although none of these
officers have committed themsel
ves, it is understood that all will
offer for reelection.
Following Is the tide table
for Southport during the next |'
week. These hours arc approxi
mately correct and were furn
ished The Stote Port Pilot
through the courtesy of tbe
Cape Fear Pilot's Association.
High Tide Low Tide
Thursday "March 24,
4:25 A. M. 10:38 A. M.
4:45 P. M. 10:50 P. M.
Friday March 25,
5:16 A. M. 11:26 A. M.
5:35 P. M. 11:40 P M.
Saturday March 26,
6:01 A M. 0:00 A. M
6:21 P M. 12:09 P. M.
Sunday March 27,
6:42 A. M. 0:25 A. M.
6:59 P. M. 12:48 P. M.
Monday March 28,
7:19 A. M. 1:06 A. M.
7:35 P. M. i:25 p
Tuesday March 29,
7:54: A. M. 1:44 A ?
8:09 P. M. 2:00 P. M.
Wednesday March 30.
8:28 A. M. ? 2:21 A. M.
8:43 P. M. 2:32 P. M.