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THE STATE PORT PILOT
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A Good Newspaper In A Good Community
Southport, N. C.
May 24, 1950
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY
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„ c. Daniel Serv«
“‘day At Communi
. nrv Weather Result
Derth Of Flowers
Vomen Used Them
annual flower show spon
nuai tw"“ - *
the Southport woman s
1 held on Tuesday after
ly i6, in the Community
l/and despite the recent
Si which had greatly re
the supply of flowers, the
^ their usual good job.
in? judges were outspoken
,r 'commendation, and ex
I the opinion that wonder
Ults had been achieved,
wing are the winners in
. i perfection of Bloom,
lower: 1st. Mrs. Harold St.
2nd. Mrs. Blanche Weeks.
\ flower: No first place,
rs. Helen Bragaw.
: ii. Artistic Arrangement:
[matures: 1st. Mrs. J. M.
2nd. Miss Margarette
' 3rd, Mrs. Jack Hughes,
ble mention; Mrs. J. M.
it Living room arrangements:
pi 1st. Mrs. J. M. Harper,
Mrs. Harold St. George, 3rd.
, h. B. Smith.
vmg room arrangement:
j: 1st. Mrs. Arther Weeks,
Mrs. Davis Herring, 3rd.
James Pinner. Honorable
lion: Mrs. Helen Bragaw.
:) porch arrangements: 1st.
. j. M. Harper, 2nd. Mrs.
I) Wild flower: No first
e. 2nd Mrs. Davis Herring,
Mrs. J. M. Harper. Honorable
lion, Mrs. J. M. Harper,
i) In sea shells: 1st. Mrs.
is Herring, 2nd. Mrs. J. M.
pr. 3rd. Mrs. G. Y. Watson,
nrable mention: Mrs. G. Y.
i) Mantle: 1st. Mrs. J. H.
£es. 2nd. Mrs. Fred Willing,
Mrs. H. T. St. George. Hon
ble mention: Mrs. Dallas
J) Boudoir: 1st. Mrs. J. M.
fper. 2nd. Mrs. P. M. Messick,
Mrs. Dan Harrelson. Honor
! mention: Mrs. H. B. Smith,
h) In brass: 1st. Mrs. Davis
ring 2nd. Mrs. F. M. Niernsee,
Mrs. Davis Herring,
il In silver: 1st. Mrs. Davis
ring. 2nd. Mrs. G. Y. Watson
13rd. Mrs.' G. Y. Watson,
norable mention: Mrs. J. M.
J) Coffee table: 1st. Mrs.
ris Harrelson, 2nd. Mrs. F. M.
tmsee. 3rd. Mrs. Davis Herring,
norable mention: Mrs. J. M.
ft) Dining table: 1st. Mrs. P.
Continued On Page Four
)PpY SALE DAY
Saturday win be Poppy Sale
In Southport Mrs. Bill Kin
^ is chairman of the American
S’on Auxiliary, which is to
Me the sales locally.
fnciPATED IN PARADE
Mery A-725, Shallotte Na
Guard, went to Whiteville
to participate in the
a e for Armed Sendee Day.
;S attery now has an enlist*
u of 65 men and 4 officers.
in?s are held each Friday
"i the county garage at
«nailotte high school.
ninj'6 ^ Dan Willetts of the
, County Wildlife Club
ii7,t.ed a meeting of the or
teek<1l0n’ lo be held at Town
Oth th 1(lay ni&ht of this week.
i&ieM- te WiIdlife Commis
rprr,Jng on June 6th to make
laB,f?endations for the f»sh
[or 1950 and 1951, the
r%ts?say5 'S neccssary- Mr
f fAN’°E LIGHT
Ht 2f\ new Southpoi
the r,„ has been mstalle
intran 1 ^vi&ation
on ifa astal waterway,
bel°w the yacl
The nu bolow the yac
tat js d BaIfl Head Ran
k0 getting a compl<
con«u fe Umg a cor
ft WorkerUCti0n in the sai
tior S f°r tbc Bureau
J* some r'V lhat they 111
Seamor here rebuild!
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Southport Youth Is
Cadet Frank R. Plaxco, Jr., Will Graduate This Week From
Fishmurne Military Academy
WAYNESBORO, VA., May 22
Cadet R. Frank Plaxco, Jr., son
of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Plaxco,
Sr., Southport, will present the
valedictory address at the 71st
annual commencement exercises
at Fishburne Military School.
Cadet Plaxco wsill make the ad
dress during the final celebration
of the Garnet and Gold public
speaking classes on Friday eve
ning, May 26, at 8 o’clock.
Cadet Plaxco, who is First
Lieutenant Adjutant in the corps
of cadets, has been active in
extracurricular activities since his
entrance to Fishburne in Septem
ber 1946. Military activities in
clude ordance corporal ’48, and
sergeant squad leader last year.
Scholastic honors include sopho
more military science medal ’48,
biology medal ’48, junior mathe
matics ’49, junior german medal
Other honors include business
manager of “C.Q.”, the school
newspaper, ’50, first debaters
medal '49, president of the fresh
man class ’47, secretary of the
second section of the Garnet
Public Speaking Class ’49, stu
dent council ’49, chairman of stu
dent council ’50, and his name
appears in the High School Re-:
gister for both ’49 and ’50.
Plaxco’s hobbies are flying and
Recently the Southport youth
was awarded a 4-year Naval
R.O.T.C. scholarship. He was one
of 1,800 successful candidates
named by the Bureau of Naval
Personnel in competition with
25,000 high school iseniors
throughout the United States.
The tests, both mental and phy
sical, leading to one of these ap
pointments is highly competitive.
New Fish Factory
Now In Location
Plan Of Sanders Products
Corporation Is Only Float
ing Diesel Operated Fac
tory In North Carolina
Equipment Situated In Float
ing Structure Resembling
Dredge; Was Towed
Here From Norfolk
The brand floating fish factory
of the Sanders Products Corpora
tion of Norfolk, Va., and South
port, arrived here Tuesday mor
ning and was shoved by its tug
! into its permanent mooring slip
i on the Inland Waterway,' just
below the Long Beach bridge.
The factory is the only floating
diesel electric plant in North 'Car
olina and William Sanders, presi
dent of the corporation, says that
there are very few such factories
in operation anywhere. The plant
represents the latest thing in fish
meal production equipment.
Mr. Sanders states that it has
a capacity of 120 tons of fish
meal daily, in addition to saving
all oil found in the catches. A
pumper elevator used for unload
ing the fishing vessels in said
to perform at three times the
speed of the old-style bucket
elevators. At the same time it
practically eliminates labor re
quired for the hard and disagree
able job of unloading the fish.
With three men to Swing its
nozzle about over the cargo of
fish they are blown right into
the factory. With the Old type
of elevators several men had to
get down in the holds among the
fish and shovel them towards the
Graduation Exercises Con
cluded Friday Evening
With Address By Dean
Guy B. Phillips Of Univer
Members of the graduating
class at Southport high school
Friday night heard an inspiring
address on “Pioneering” from
Dean Guy B. Phillips of the de
partment of education at Univer
sity of North Carolina.
Special awards went to Rebecca
McRacken, salutatorian; Catherine
McRacken, valedictorian; G. W.
Fisher, best boy athlete; Catherine
McRacken, best girl athlete.
On the previous night the class
day exercises,” “Senior Merry
Go-Round” were held. Claire Pot
ter wag historian, G. W. Fisher
was class president; Bobby Spen
cer was class spirit; LeRoy Stan
ley was class prophet, Linda
Hickman was testator, Lena Ward
Other members of the class in
clude Peggy Arnold, Joan James,
Doris Stevens, Robin Hood, Char
les Robbins, Billy McDowell, Tom
The mascots were Martha Har
(Continued of page four)
Preliminary figures reelased
this week from the census bur
eau office in Wilmington in
dicate a sizable increase in
population for Brunswick coun
ty during the past 10 years,
with a slight increase in the
population of Southport.
The new total for Brunswick
will be close to the 19,227 figure
released this week. In 1940 the
population was a little over
18,000. The total for Southport
in 1940 was 1725. This year’s
count now stands at 1744.
These figures are subject to
revision before official results
Mrs. Louise Bullard Has Re
signed As Member Of The
iSouthport School Faculty
After Distinguished Teach
Mrs. Louise M. Bullard, 7th
grade teacher in the Southport
school, concluded a half century
of teaching Monday of this week
when the local school closed. She
plans to permanently retire from
teaching with the close of this
term, and much to their regret,
the local school board was com
pelled to accept the resignation
of Mrs. Bullard when it was ten
dered three weeks ago.
Left a widow with two small
children when she was very
young, Mrs. Bullard turned to
teaching, for' which she was well
i Continued on Page Five;
W.B. & S. Will Make Regu
lar Trips Twice Daily To
Long Beach And Caswell
Beginning June 1
Plans are to start regular bus
service between Southport, Long
Beach and Fort Caswell on the
first of June, according to Man
ager Hubert Livingston of the
W. B. & S. Bus Lines.
Tentative arrangements are. un
derstood to be for the buses to
run from Southport to Long
Beach, back to Fort Caswell and
thence back to Southport. There
will be two regular trips daily.
It is also possible that a lot of
special trips will have to be made,
especially after the Baptists at
Fort Caswell begin their summer
convention season on June 12.
Mr. Livingston is also looking
into the practical side of giving
Holden Beach some sort ,of bus
sei’vice this year. Shouljl the pat
ronage appear to warrant it, bus
service will also be extended to
Rally Day Program Will
Mark Beginning Of Annu
al Event At Trinity Meth
odist Church; To End June
TO ASSIST PASTOR
Arrangements Being Made
To Take Care Of Children
Of Nursery Age At
The outlook for a large at
tendance at the Vacation Church
School for Trinity Methodist
church of Southport is excellent
this year, assording to the Rev.
L. D. Hayman, pastor. Provision
is . being made to include the
younger groups of the nursery
children as well as beginner
primary, junior and intermediate
The program in general will
begin with rally day on Sunday,
May 28th at the church school
hour and morning worship at 11
o’clock. The daily program will
get underway Monday morning,
May, 29th, 9 o’clock, and con-1
tinue on a three-hour activity
schedule, closing with recreation
and other features each day. The
schopl ends Sunday, June 4th.
A full staff of competent
teachers has been secured with
all the necessary help as assist
ants. The church school staff has
been very cooperative in assisting
the pastor in working out details
for this work, and parents are
requested to assist in bringing
the smaller children to the church
and coming for them-at the end
of the period these little ones are
to remain. Their schedule will be
gin at 9 o’clock and end at 10:30
(Continued on page five)
Jack Robinson, Popular Shal
lotte High Schopl Athlete,
Now Engaged Iri Recruit
Chief W. R. Smith announced
today that Gerald Jerome (Jack)
Robinson was recently enlisted in
the Navy and is now1 undergoing
recruit training at Great Lakes
Naval Training Center, 111. Jack
enlisted as seaman recruit for
four years. He is the son of Har
ry Robinson of Southport and
Mrs. Florence Robinson of Supply.
Chief Smith says there will be
a Navy Recruiter at the Post Of
fice in Southport on the first and
third Friday mornings of each
week to interview all invested ap
plicants and at the Post Office in
Shallotte on the first and thrid
Friday afternoons. Chief Smith
adds that at the present time
there is no waiting list and all
applicants that can meet the re
quired mental and physical stan
dards will be enlisted as soon as
all papers are completed. All
first enlistments are sent to the
U. S. Naval Training Center,
Great Lakes, 111., which is locat
ed on the shores of Lake Michi
gan about thrity miles from Chic
' W. B. KEZIAH
We have frequently commented
on the number of doctors, law
yers, judges and bankers who
own homes on various Brunswick
beaches. This item might be de
scribed as having been borrowed
from a regular news corner in the
paper. But, that is not the case,
we just decided not to loan it
to the news columns: Louis V.
Sutton, of Raleigh, president of
the Carolina Light and Power
Company, about the largest such
organization in North Carolina, is
to spend this week-end at Long
Beach with John Steelman, presi
dent of the Scottish Bank of
Lumberton. Banker Stedman owns
a nice home at Long Beach.
While we are vigorously
disputing his claim as not having
a foundation, it was very nice
to have our fellow townsman,
Captain Harry Lehew, come into
the office Thursday and remark:
“You are the best friend that
Southport and Brunswick - county
I Talking with the very pretty
chaperone of a Long Beach
houseparty the other night, some
thing about her kept reminding
us of some one, we could not
think who. But it all came' out
in the wash when we asked and
were told where • her home is.
The young lady and your column
ist claim the same old town as
home, and her mother was one of
our very good friends some 35
years ago. We still are, for that
matter, but we had never seen
the daughter who reminded us of
Accidents will happen but they
do not happen often to any of
the Southport sport fishing boats.
Something did happen to one last
Friday with regretable but not
serious results. In fact, it had
j some amusing angles. A Char
lotte party had chartered the
Kiabab of Captain James Arnold.
A few hours before the trip was
to be started Mrs. Arnold was
(Continued On Page 5)
Shallotte Athletic Field
V- ** * ' ^ '
PLAYGROUND—This is the new athletic field which has been cleared and sodded
in order to have it in good condition for use this fall. A carpet of green now covers the
area, and in the background is a wooded section now being thinned out for a park.
Intense Interest In
Halstead Holden successfully
defended his title as Southern
Conference champion in the
880-yard race Saturday after
noon ia. the annual track and
field meet between athletes rep
resenting the sixteen schools
comprising the group.
Holden ran the race in 1:55.6,
which was more than a full sec
ond better than his winning
time of last year. Now he is
training to compete this week
end with a group of Southern
Conference champions against
the best athletes in the South
Holden is a senior at Univer
sity of North Carolina and is
the son of Dr. and Mrs. R. H.
| Holden of Shallotte.'
PM A Chairman S, L, Purvis
Says 626 Brunswick Farms
Involving 16,822 Acres In
i eluded In Program Of Con
| servation '
Soil and wetter conservation
practices were carried out on 626
of Brunswick county farms un
! der the 1949 Agricultudal Con_
servation program, according to
S. L. Purvis, chairman of the
| Brunswick PMA Committee,
j A total of 16,822 acres of crop
land in Brunswick county was on
farms participating in the pro
: gram. This is about 41 percent of
! the total cropland in the county.
! Stressing the significance of
J these conservation accomplish
| ments the chairman says: “Not
' only is the agriculture in Bruns
Iwick county in beter condiion be
| cause of hese conservaion pracices
| but the business enterprises de
pending on the county’s agricul
(Continued on page five>
I Three-Man Race For Nomi
nation For State Senator
Holds Spotlight With Four
Man Race For Sheriff Next
Voters Also Interested In
Race For United States
Senate And For Con
Great interest centers in the
primary election which will be
held throughout North Carolina
Saturday, but as usual Brunswick
! county voters are more interest
ed in local contests than they
are in the ones on a district and
I Perhaps the greatest amount of
interest is centered in the contest
between S. B. Frink, Sheriff
Walter M. Stanaland and Odell
Williamson for the Democrat
nomination for State senate.
A close second from point of
interest is the. race between four
candidates for the Democrat
nomination for sheriff. These con
testants are Ed V. Leonard,
Waynsie Evans. O. W. Perry and
M. R. Tripp.
Two men are contesting for the
Democrat nomination for house
of representatives. They are T. T.
Ward and Harry L. Mintz, Jr.
The race for Democrat nomin
ation for Judge of Recorder’s
court is a three-way battle be
tween W. J. McLamb, incumbent,
J. W. Ruark and George B. Ward.
Two men seek the Democrat
nomination for clerk Superior
court. One is the present office
holder, Sam T. Bennett, the other
is Eldrich Y. Hickman.
Another three-way race shapes
up for Democrat nomination for
coroner. John G. Caison, the pres
ent official, has Joe Wilson and
Dave Garrish for opponents.
It is not until the field of
candidates for county commission
er is counted that the big list
is reached. There are 10 men
seeking the three places on the
(Continued on page four)
Show Art Work
Feature Of Annual Flower
Show Was Exhibit Featur
ing School Students Study
ing With Art Newton
Among the more interesting
features of the Woman’s Club
Flower Show last week was the
art exhibit, showing the work ac
complished during the present
school term by students of Art
The first prize winner in color
was a small oil painting by Kay
Moore. Though small, it is a de
lightful painting, rich in color
and a very good sense of com
position. Competition was close
in all divisions, making it difficult
for the judges to arrive at de
First division (up to 4 th
grade): 1st, prize, Kay Coltrane;
honorable mention Charles Trott,
Second division (black and
white): 5th to 10th grades: 1st,
Boyce Specer; 2nd, Charles Blake;
honorable mention Lewis Hardee,
Third division (color); 5th to
10th grades: 1st, Kay Moore;
2nd, Lewis Hardee, Jr.; honorable
mention, Joan Ramseur.
The judges were Mr. and G. W.
Rappleyea. According to Mr. Rap
pleyea “The pictures judged them
selves” One third each was scor
ed for perspective, for light and
shade and for technique.
Kemp Holden Is
Pilot Of Plant
Kemp R. Holden, young Holden
Beach man, has been engaged as
pilot of the fish spotting plane
for the Sanders Products Cor
poration here. He will operate his
own plane and will keep it based
on the field owned by the Holdens
at Holden Beach.
In this work it is not necessary
for the spotter plane to be licated
at the factory. In touch with
both factory and boats through
ship to shore and ship to ship
phones, the plane only has to go
out, locate the fish, call the boats
in for the take and return to its
own base after they are loaded.
Holden, a lieutenant in the Air
Corps during the war, has about
2,200 hours flying time to his
credit. In his work with the San
ders Products Corporation he will
use a two-place plane and will be
in contact with boats and factory
at all; times by phone. •*
His method of operation will be
similar to that of Hall Walters,
pilot for the Brunswick Naviga
tion Company. Walters, however,
uses a four-place plane. With this
machine he was able to add not
ably to the. production of the
Brunswick Navigation Company
Bad Weather Failed To Dis
courage Many Persons
Who Headed To Favorite
Ocean Resorts For Recrea
Holden Beach, Shallotte Village
Point and Howell’s Point have all
reported unexpectedly big crowds
over the week-end. The number
of people and activities have been
likened to those of full summer
The unusually large crowds for
this season of the year were all
the more remarkable because of
the cold, rainy weather Of Satur
day and Sunday. It appears to
be a poor time to visit either
beaches or favorite fishing spot.
Kemp R. Holden, of Holden
Beach, said that the number of
Saturday and Sunday visitors was
several times the number he had
expected. He believers that this
week-end crowd indicates that
Holden Beach will have much the
greatest summer season in its
history. The same view is taken
by Dr. R. H. HoldOn, of Shallotte.
(Continued on page six)
Tells Of Loss
Cautions Fanners Against
Being In A Panic To Sell
Timber Just Because Fire
Has Burned Over Area
Although this has been a bad
fire season in this section and
there have been many more large
severe fires than usual, most of
the trees will come out again this
spi-ing advises Farm Foster Tho
mas S. Rhyne. “Don’t sell your
timber just to get rid of it, be
cause probably it is not damaged
as much as it appears to be,” he
“True all the trees In the burn
ed area were damaged. Some
were killed where a head fire
went through the stand. But on
the flanks of the fire and the
back there will be little or no
loss of timber. Growth on all the
trees in the bum will be slowed
(Continued on page six)
List Of Faculty
For All Schools
Vacancies Still Exist At Each
Of The Five Consolidated
Schools With Several Re
signations Taking Effect
Resignation Of T. O. Page
Followed By Resignation
Of Man Named To Suc
ceed Him In Bolivia
At a meeting of the Brunswick
county board of education last
week the teacher elections as re
ported by the school committee
men representing the various con
solidated schools was adopted.
The following teachers have
been named for the next year:
Southport school—H. T. San
ders, principal; C. N. Sanders,
Mrs. Verna T. Denning, Orville
Robinson, Mrs. Ruth Hood, Miss
Gertrude Y. Loughlin, Mrs. Muriel
D. Lennon, Mrs. Anne R. Weeks,
Mrs. Lucille S. Williamson, Mrs.
Thelma S. Willis and Miss Mary
Shallotte chool—H. C. Stone,
principal; David Carmichael, Gene
Reese, Mrs. Katie McKeithan,
Miss Tencie Frye, Mrs. Betty Lee
Nevill Hewett, Miss Mildred C.
Newton, Mrs. S. T. Russ, Miss
Betty Clement, LeRoy Mintz,
Miss Musette W. Arnold, Miss
Carolyn Farris, Mrs. Cathryn C.
Mintz, Miss Margaret Brewer,
Mrs. Beatrice Bennett Sabiston,
Mrs. Gelene Coomes Russ, Miss
Amerett S. Butler, Miss Elneda
Mae Stanaland, Mrs. Louise Bell
Formyduval, Mrs. Dorothy Sasser
Sellers, Miss Earline Keaton, Miss
Brightie Gertha Holden, Miss
Jeanne K. Johnson, Mrs. Edna
Wilson Russ, Mrs. Ruth Heath
Galloway, Mrs. Clara M. Milligan
Russ, Miss Edna Earle Platt,
Mrs. Ottice Holden Russ, Miss
Carrie Lee Ward, Mrs. Katherine
R. White, Mrs. Frances Baker
Stone, Miss Vernie Hewett, Mise
Frances Galloway, Mrs. Lillian (X
Waccamaw school: Mr. W. C._
Stephenson, principal; Mr. Paul
Kermit Inman, Miss Patricia
Mintz, Miss Linda Wilson, Martin
F. Baker, Mrs.' Wilma P. Baker,
Miss Mary Lillian ’ Watts, Miss
Pauline Callahan, Mrs. Mamie
Coker, Miss Judith Gosnell, Mrs.
Muriel D. Bennett, Mrs. Doris W.
Ward, Mrs. Louise K. Walton,
Miss Mary Ann Fussellt Mrs*
Irene J. Stephenson, Miss Lua
W. B. Shay, Mrs. Daisy R. Long,
Mrs. Mildred M. Lewis, Mrs.
Bolivia school: Mrs. Reba S.
Rogers Rourk, Mr$. Ora G. Mc
Keithant Mrs. Anna Mary Mc
Dowell, Mrs. Mildred Louise
Sauls, Mrs. Emma C. Herring,
Continued on page tour
Here For Survey
Representatives Of State Ag
ency Investigates Possibil- /
ities For Establishment Of
Ocean Side Playground
Two members of the North
Carolina State Parks Commission
spent Monday night and Tuesday
in Southport and at Long Beach.
Their mission was to look ovet^
Long Beach, especially that parf
where the Parks Commission h^s,.
tentative plans to take over andj
Continued On Page Four [
Following Is the tide table :
for Southport during the next
week. These hours are approxl- j
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, May 25,
1:33 A. M. 8:06 A. M.
2:18 P. M. 8:38 P. M.
Friday, May 26,
2:34 A. M. 9:04 A. M.
3:21 P. M. 9:45 P. M.
Saturday, May 27,
3:35 A. M. 10:02 A. M.
4:21 P. M. 10:48 P. M.
Sunday, May 28,
4:35 A. M. 10:58 A. M.
5:20 P. M. 11:48 P. M.
Monday, May 29,
5:34 A. M. 11.53 A. M.
6:18 P. M. 0:00 P. M.
Tuesday, May 30,
6:31 A. M. 0:44 A. M.
7:14 P. M. 12:45 P. M.
Wednesday, May 31,
7:29 A. M. 1:38 A. M.
8:09 P. M. 1:38 P. M.