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Southport, N. C., Wednesday, December 7, 1949
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flowship Has ^
,?.7 Youth Fellow-!
?ji Ltinn Held Here
1 Tnnily Methodist
/.h Young People
gy Young People
,iir bi-monthly meet-!
^Methodist Youth Fel-I
? S lUthport Fonday |
| Trinity Methodist I
acting as host- ;
adult lW,lerS- MrS' M ,
Mrs L. D. Hayman and
Newton were in1
V receiving lunches and
?'the supper occasion.
? xrnngton with her as- .
s decorated the reception,
-or the gathering. Under i
j of On-ill Robinson and |
tobie Long, the young peo- i
^ welcomed upon arrival;
srtamed by being led in :
Christmas songs with i
H. Caudill at the piano,
sswrs of the county, Rev.
'Caudill of Town Creek,
jl. Carrol of Shallotte ,
r L. P Hayman of South- )
tre introduced, and made |
? Mper hour was a period I
and recreation. Following j
the large group gathered j
sanctuary of the church
jfcis Patsy Tharpe, presi- !
lulled the meeting to order
beaded business which in- I
Inef reports and state- I
of plans for the months |
He worship period was led ,
roup of young people of |
re Creek church. The i
ip of the evening was I
I the outlook is promising
her big occasion in Feb
t Zion Methodist church.
UNO OX C HANNEL
i?3 dredge arrived Sunday 1
l aow engaged in Improving |
?cnel from Cape Fear Riv- |
Oak Island Coast Guard
i Southport independent bas- !
I team will play their first j
t: the season here tomorrow |
sayr evening against the j
[ Shallotte all-stars.
raxs FROM HOSPITAL
L Earl I. Brown who has
saving treatment at Wai
ted Hospital in Wasington,
for the past several months,
Covered sufficiently to re
Mrs. Brown was with
f! was received here this
I - the death of W. B.
16 m a Detroit, Mich., hos
Itr.e deceased was a brother
p C. Ed Taylor and A. E.
k and is a former resident
pthport. He visited here for
P iys last summer.
P will t,e a Community
I? Christmas Eve in South
PfM church under spon
F? of the Southport Woman's
I The program, which will
T o'clock, will be under
I ? Mis. Dallas
P- chairman of the music de
P* of the club.
PMing to Jake Tinga, vet
P father at the Bolivia
[ ** 25D Brunswick county
p Wended the tractor show
P?ions'.ration in Wilmington
f The event was education
f 'howing what the various
P" ?nd implements can do.
P ?f the Brunswick people
F1 of various uses to which
IV**'0' can bp put, and which
|?^never before thought of.
r "Av iok cior
I Hi lms, chairmaa of
L kl Overseas Pro
[ fcuwrk k county, has
1?^ ll,at Monday will be
for collecting corn
I" ' !> to buy corn to send
Er ^nXone wishing to give
should please Wke it
Mi * at Bolivia: J- E.
KjSupplv; Woodrow Russ
K7*te or the T. T. Ward
District Farm Agent
Colin S. Mintz Moves Up In Extension Organization Fol
lowing Outstanding Work In Wayne County
Colin S. Mintz, a native of Brunswick county, is one of
five North Carolina agricultural extension agents selected
this year to receive the Distinguished Service Award of the
National Association of County Agricultural Agents, offi
cials at State College announced recently.
The award is Dreesnted in re-*
cognition of outstanding service
in the field of agriculture.
Mr. Mintz is now district agent
of the Extension Service's Eas
tern District, which covers 16
counties. He assumed this post
on September 1 after having
served as farm agent in Wayne
county for a period of 14 years.
Prior to that time he was assis
tant farm agent in Nash county
for about a year.
He is a 1934 graduate of State
.College, where he specialized in
animal production. While he was
farm agent in Wayne, that county
made outstanding progress in
livestock development. The Wayne i
county Livestock Development
Association, Inc., organized in
1948, has sponsored seevral suc
cessful dairy and beef cattle
shows and sales, and the newly
formed Wayne Dairy Cooperative,
Inc., recently completed con- j
struction of a $118,000 milk plant :
near Goldsboro. The livestock
group also sponsored a county i
agricultural fair in September.
Other North Carolinians receiv- ]
ing Distinguished Service Awards
this year include Farm Agents j
H. K. Sanders of Person County, |
A^ Q. Ketner of Cherokee, W. O.
C. S. Mintz
Davis of Halifax, and F. E. Pat
ton of Rutherford.
Mr. Mintz is the son of Mrs.
H. L. Mintz and the late Mr.
Mintz ' of Shallotte. He married
the former Miss Virginia Dodson,
daughter of the former county
agent for Brunswick.
Adopts Hospital Plan
Executive Committee Re- 1
commends That Baptist
Churches Of Brunswick 1
Sponsor Group Hospital
PROFIT TO CHURCH 1
Sole Object Is To Bring Hos- 1
pital Insurance Coverage J
Within Reach Of More
People In County
The executive committee of the j
Brunswick Baptist Association j
held its monthly meeting at Sup- i
ply Monday night with chief item}
of interest being a discussion of |
recommending that the Baptist j
churches adopt and promote
among their members a group j
hospital insurance plan for the I
Church membership. Such a plan |
has been in operation' at the |
Southport Baptist Church for
some time and the people feel
that it is a real service to them.
G. A. Tenuta, representative of
the N. C. Hospital Savings Asso
ciation, explained the plan to the i
executive committee and follow- 1
ing a discussion of the plan mem- I
bers of this body voted to re- '
commend this work to the church- j
es. He said that the Southport'
church was the first in the state
to join in this effort, and now
the Brunswick Baptist Association
becomes the first organize church
group to adopt the plans.
The executive committee also
approved the use of a motion pic
ture machine in the churches of
the association after receiving an
offer of such a machine from a
young laymen in the association.
Present at, the meeting were:
H. L. Clemmons, chairman of the
executive committee; H. M.
Baker, moderator of the associa
tion; Woodrow Russ, J. D. White,
(Continued on page 7)
Erection of New Homes Con
tinues at Pleasing Pace As
I Southport Improves Living
A block-wijle strip owned by
Dr. L. C. Fergus and sold by
him prior to his departure for
California three years ago has
been undergoing the most exten
sive development of any area in
Southport. Two nice homes have
been built on the property this
summer, another is now under
construction and M. H. Hart says
that he will begin the construc
tion of a fourth home the first
of the year. He has already grad
ed for the foundation.
In addition to the above on
the former Fergus property, J.
J. Ramsauer of the Pleasant Oaks
Plantation recently bought an ad
joining lot and will start the
construction of a home the first
of the year.
Last week Mr. and Mrs. John
(Continued on page 7)
Narrow Escape (
For Local Boat
A blaze which broke out in
the engine room of the men
haden boat John M. Morehead
resulted in an alarm Thursday
night for the Southport Volun
teer Fire Department, but be
fore the craft reached the dock
the fire had been extinguished
by members of her crew and
by the crew of the menhaden
boat George Nickerson, which
drew alongside and rendered
C. A, Hewett, engineer aboard
the Morehead, jumped over the
side and was in the water for
several minutes before he was
picked up by one of the purse
boats off the Nickerson. He was
hospitalized at Dosher Memorial
Hospital, where he was treated
for shock and exposure.
The blaze was of undetermined
origin and was discovered as
the boats approached the dock
where they tie up. Captain Cur
tis Lewis, who had been in
charge while the vessel was
fishing at Beaufort, was in
Effort Being Made To De
velop Some Facts To Pres
ent To Companies In Mak
ing Appeal For Communi
Shallotte citizens are now en
gaged in a survey to determine
just what in the way of business
they can offer Southern Bell or
another telephone company, or a
cooperative ' that will build lines
and an exchange. From an in
terview with Odell Williamson
and others interested in obtain
ing phone service, it appears that
the first effort will be to try
and interest the Bell Telephone
company or an independent com
If no early relief can be hoped
for from those quarters efforts
will be made to form a coopera
Two officials of the Bell Tele
phone company were in the office
of this paper this past week. It
is understood they were just look
ing over the Southport field and
studying possibilities for exten
sion and improvement at the local
exchange. While they made no
committments, it is pretty will
understood that it is the inten
tion of the company to run lines
from Southport through Caswell
Beach and Long Beach, before
next summer. The lines through
Long Beach will put the Bell peo
ple within three miles of Holden
Beach. Holden Beach is also fast
growing and it may not . be im
probable that the Bell people may
there within a year.
The Bell Telephone people are
(Continued on Page 7)
Subject Of Talk
By Rev. Caudill
Pastor Of Zion Methodist
Church Mads Impressive j
Talk On Value Of Athlet- j
HELD AT BOLIVIA
Varied And Interesting Pro'
gram Presented With Stu
dents Of The Various
The Brunswick county basket
ball teams held their annual ban
! quet in the Bolivia gymnasium
i Tuesday evening, November 29.
] A delicious ham dinner with all
of the trimmings was served by
the Bolivia lunch room personnel.
Principal T. O. Page of the
Bolivia school, who served as
! toastmaster, extended a cordial
iwelcome to members of the coun
ty board of education, to the
local committee of each school, to
the principals, coaches, players
and their special guests.
Each of the five schools partici
pated in the program by render
ing their school song and by
giving an entertaining stunt.
The speaker of the evening,
Rev. R. H. Caudill, pastor of
Zion Methodist church, was in
j troduced by tbe toastmaster. Mr.
Caudill gave a very inspiring
address on "Sportsmanship and
Its Carry-over Into the Game of
County Superintendent J. T.
Denning made a brief talk, com
plimenting the schools for the
efforts they have put forth to
bring about a unified program and
a better school relationship. He
also stated that the main pur
pose in having this annual ban
quet is to help the teams be
come better acquainted with one
another and to encourage good
The banquet was brought to a
close by each group of cheer
leaders giving a yell for their
Name Tax Listers
For The County
'Commissioners Name Men
And Women To Assist
With Listing Property For
Taxes During January
The principal business dispos- 1
ed of by the board of county
commissioners here Monday was
the appointment of list takers for I
the various townships.
M. B. Chennis was named to
do this work in Northwest; E. O. j
Rabon, Town Creek; Mrs. John
G. Caison, Smithville; Bedford
Ludlum, Lockwoods Folly; Cecil
Hewett, Shallot te; D. B. Edwards, :
A total of $29.00_ was added
to the general relief fund at the
request of Miss Ruth Paterson, !
superintendent of public welfare.
The John Everett land was or
dered sold to Amaret S. Butler for
the sum of $50.00. A refund due '
J. L. Henry on his tax account I
was ordered credited to his 1949
(Continued on page 7)
Fire early this morning destroy
ed Coleman's place and the Har>
dee garage near the intersection
of U. S. No. 17 with U. S. No.
74 and 76 near Brunswick river
No details of the blaze were
available here at an early hour
but radio listneds discovered that
station WMFD suffered a ser
vice interruption because of dam
age to communication wires run
ning to the studio from the
towers in Brunswick county.
Some . Interest
Letter From Frank Sherrill
Is Non-Committai, Cut In
dicates Some Interest In
Possibility Of Developing
Bald Head Island
There is at least a possibility
that something may be done to
start the development of Bald
Head Island within the next year.
Recently four prominent residents
of Charlotte spent a week on the
island. When they departed they
stated that there were plans to
form a 200-man club to develope
This week W. B. Keziah receiv
ed a letter from Frank Sherrill,
owner of the Island and also own
er of the S. & W. chain of Cafe
terias. Mr. Sherrill admitted that
there was talk of such an under
taking. However, he still has
nothing definite along the devel
Mr. Sherrill said he believed
that such a movement for devel
opment, a club that -would build
a hotel on the island and other
facilities, would be the best way
to introduce the island to the gen
eral public. His letters wording
indicated that some rather seri
ous consideration was being given
The island consists of about
17,000 acres of land, about half
of this aj?a~having a dense semi
tropical growth. It is often called
North Ckrolina's little bot of the
tropi<S7 The thousands of people
who Imve visited the place despite
the lacK~?f facilities for taking
care of visitors are constantly
marveling th$t nothing has ever
been done to devclpoe the beau
tiful body of land and its many
Continued On Page -Seven
For Cotton Vote
If There Is Any Question Of
Eligibility, Benefit Of
Doubt Will Go To Person
Seeking Voting Privilege
The county office of the Pro
duction and Marketing Adminis
tration stressed this week the
fact that tenants and sharecrop
pers as well as landlords, who
had an interest in a crop of cot
ton produced in 1948, are eligible
to vote in the national cotton
marketing quota leferendum on
Thursday, December 15.
"We are laying special emphasis
on this point," says Elroy King,
(Continued on page 7)
YV. B. KEZIAH
This week we are getting out a special section cele
brating the 10th Anniversary of the Brunswick Rural Elec
tric Membership Corporation, whose headquarters are at
There is nothing too good for us to say about this fine
organization and the effect it has had upon the develop
ment of Brunswick county. It has brought about more pro
gress during the past 10 years than had taken place during
the previous quarter of a century ? and we are just now
getting a good start.
We are glad to have a part in this celebration, because
it gives us a chance to again greet many of our old readers
who for seme reason or another have permitted their sub
scription to expire. And it gives us an opportunity to make
some new friends.
Us folks here on The Pilot are kind of like th? REA.
We try to give good service to all the people, and w*? would
like to be in every home in Brunswick county. This week
that is just about what we are doing, since we are mailing
papers to each REA customer in addition to our regular
subscribers. We like this; and we'd like to do it all the
We have always said that The Pilot is worth a dollar
and a half to anybody who lives in Brunswick. If you like
the paper and have been aiming to subscribe, why not do
it now? RIGHT NOW ! Just mail a check or money order
to the office in Southport and you will get every issue for
the next 12 months.
Continued On Pags Four , ; ?
Scene Of Activity
BUSY ? Trinity Methodist church in Southport has
been the scene of much activity during the past week. On
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings a program
of visitation evangelism was carried on. Monday evening
the Methodist Youth Fellowship was host to a sub-district
meeting. Tuesday night the first quarterly conference was
held with District Superintendent C. D. Barcliff presiding.
Fishing Cycle May Be
Swinging South Again
This Deer Came
Mr Lee out at the blueberry
farm near Southport has been
hunting several times since the
deer season opened. Despite
diligent efforts, he has not been
able to bring home a set of deer
antlers thus far.
Mrs Lee usually remains at
home while the husband is on
these hunting forays. Saturday
afternoon late she was at home
and a big buck deer loped up
Into the backyard and began
making itself at home.
Mrs. Lee picked up a shotgun |
and let the deer have it. when
her husband returned home the
wife had a deer dressing for
him to attend to.
Brief Session !
Judge W. J- McLamb And
Recorder's Court Officials
Were Able To Complete,
Cases On Docket Before
Judge W. J. McLamb and other
officials of Brunswick county Re
corder's court disposed of all
their business before noon hei
Monday in a brief session. The
following entries were made. _
Henry Leonard and James C.
Simmons, engaging in affray, 30
days in jail for each, judgment
suspended on payment of a fine
of $10.00 and <psts and both
placed on good behavior for two
Albert V. Auger, speeding,
William S. Golden, speeding,
Anthony L. Reale, speeding,
Harrison Hunter, public drunk
ness, fined $19.15 and costs.
C. B. Tysinger, speeding, fined
$10.00 and costs, fine remitted.
Brady R. Ward, no operators
license, nol prossed with leave.
Rufus Jenrette, no operators li
cense, fined $25.00 and costs.
Lawrence R. Skipper, reckless
operation and allowing minor to
operate automobile, continued to
Daniel E. Johnson, no operators
license, nol prossed at request of
J. H. Evans, disposing of mort
gaged property, continued.
Purvis Andrews, peeping torn,
continued to December 12.
Francis Richard George, pass
ing stop sign, ordered to pay
Graham Storms, reckless oper
ation, no operators license. Plead
ed guilty to reckless operation,
not guilty of failure to have
operators license. Ordered to pay
costs and make restitution for
Early Roosevelt Gore, speeding,
adjudged to pay costs.
James Russell Rollins, speed
Continued On Page Seven
At Least That It What Pre?
ent Signs Are Indicating
According To Men Who
Have Made Study Of Bus
HERE ONE TIME
Following Profitable Period
Of Operation Many Years
Ago Operations Moved
Up Coast; Som: May
Twenty-five years ago and more
the North Carolina menhaden in
dustry centered off Southport
with practically all of the opera
tions being carried on during fall
months of each year. During those
days the main product was fish
oil. Acid scrap for fertilizers was
a minor item. Summer fish that
had no oil did not justify opera
tions for the scrap value.
In those days there were seven
fish factories in the Southport
area. One was at Shallotte Village
Point; the Thompson fisheries on
Dutchman's Creek! Southport
Fish Scrap and Oil company on
the Elizabeth River just below
the waterway bridge; and what
is now the Brunswick Navigation
company at its present location.
Three other factories were on
the Cape Fear, eight miles above
Southport at St. Phillips. These
were the Edwards; Hayes and
Menhaden Products company. TTie
value of the boats used by all
concerns ran to several million
dollars and the pay rolls were also
big, despite the short fall seasons
while the fish had oil.
But the fish with oil began to
move further eastward. Hie fac
tories moved with them or were
abandoned. One or two were de
stroyed by fire, others just tum
bled down from age and disuse.
Only the Brunswick Navigation
Continued On Page Seven
Brunswick County Unit Or
ganized With Fifty-Four
Members And Three Offi
The Brunswick unit of the
National Guard passed inspection
last week and is now a full
fledged organization with 54
members and 3 officers. They
will use the Hut of the Shallotte
Post of the American Legion
as an Armory for the present
and will hold meetings each Fri
day night. ?
The officers are Lt. John Burns,
Lt. W. T. Sellers and Lt. Car
michael. It is expected to increase
the membership of the Guard to
full strength within the next few
As a convenience to the other
organization, the Shallotte Post
of the American Legion has
changed its meeting nights to the
first an dthird Tuesday nights
in each month. Previously the
Legion had been meeting on Fri- ,
day nights, according to Com- j
mander E. H. Redwine.
In PMA Voting
Voting Placet Established In
Each Township As Con
venience To Those Who
Wish To Cast Ballot
DIRECT VOTE FOR
Delegates Will be Chosen To
Vote For County Commit
tee to Administer Farm
Brunswick County farmers will
have the opportunity to reaffirm
their faith in the democratic
farmer-committee system for local
administration of Federal farm
programs when they go to tlie
polls* on December 15 to choose
the fellow farmers who will re
present them as county and com
munity Production and Market-'
ing Administration committee- ?
men during the coming year. *
The voting places in Brunswick -
for the committee election and [
the cotton marketing quota re
ferendum are at the following
places in the designated com
munities: Northwest community,
Maco voting place; Town;
Creek, Winnabow, J. L. Henry's
store; Smith ville, Midway Service
Station; Lockwoods Folly, J. M.
Parker's store; Shallotte, Grisaet
town, B. A. Russ store; Wacca- .
maw, Lonnie Evans store. The
polls will open at 8 a. m. and
close at 5 p. m.
In announcing the elections, the
county PMA Committee points
out that these non-partisan com
mittees are the local administra
tive units for such Federal pro
grams as Agricultural Conserva
tion, price supports, acreage allot
ments, marketing qubtas, the
sugar program and Federal Crop
"As representatives of their
farmer-neighbors, they see to It
that national and State programs
are adapted to local condition's
and provide the 'grass-roots' ex
perience' and thinking necessary
for the intelligent formulation of
new programs that changing con
ditions may require," "says Elroy
King chairman of the County
Eligible voters in the 6 agricul
tural communities will chose from
Continued On Page Seven
Crash Boat Is
Off For Repair
Local Boatmen Are Concern
ed Over Absence From
Southport Of Valuable
Coast Guard Vessel
The Coast Guard 83435, R. L;
Austin commander, is now at
Norfolk for its annual 10 day re
pair period. It should return here
about December 12th. It is said
that no beat will be at Southport
as replacement during this period.
Fishing and other local boating
Interests are rather much disturb^
ed at even the brief abeence of
this Coast Guard vessel. It is
pointed out that a number of kx;
al boats are now engaged in flail
ing 40, 50 and 60 miles offshore;
that to these boats, as well as til
other craft, the presence here o i
the C. G. 83435 is a needed safeJ
guard against the loss of both life
and property. 1
The vessel is 83-feet in length;
has a crew of 8 men and can
readily go to sea for rescue in the
Continued On Page Seven
Following Is the tide table
for Southport during the next
week. These hours arc approxi
mately correct and were furn
ished The State Fort Pilot
through the courtesy of the
Cape Fear Pilot's Association.
High Tide Low Tide
Thursday, December 8,
9:35 A. M. 8:16 A. ML
9:53 P. M. 4:05 P. M.
Friday, December 9,
10:18 A. M. 3:59 A. M.
10:38 P. M. 4:46 P. M.
Saturday, December 10,
11:06 A. M. 4:47 A. M.
11:51 P. M. 5:33 P. M..
Sunday, December 11,
11:5* A. M. 5:40 A. M.
0:00 P. M. 6:23 P. M.
r- Monday, December 12,
0:2* A. M. 6:40 A. M.
12:52 P. M. 7:18 P. M.
Tuesday, December 13,
1:31 A. M. 7:47 A. M.
1:54 P. M. 8:16 P. M.
Wednesday, December 14,
2:35 A. M. 8:53 A. M.
2:53 P. M. 8:16 P. MLr