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SHEPPARD INSPECTS his tomato vine sprayer as it pauses in one of his tomato fields. 40-ACRE FIELD of tomatoes with vines just beginning to bloom. Plants were grown in Brunswick county,-pulled from the beds one day and planted in above field the next. ft ■» .—. vs ... . _....__ -- ■ ■■— I.- I IjBjjljlwrjUBj A CLOSE-I'P of tomato vines and tomatoes on one of the Sheppard 40-acre fields. Sheppard grows a large acreage in toma toes. This year his plants were produced in Brunswick county. He also supplied several hundred thousand plants to other growers. I ocal YMCA Joins Nation In Huge Swimming Event By ADAM SMITH YMCA Athletic Director :to start a fall activity, it is usually worthwhile to have? a “kick-off” event. This contest is sn ideal activity to stimulate interst and participation in our Local aquatic program. It has been designed for this purpose. “Down the Mississippi,” an International Swimming con test. This event, although par ticipants range from Nova Scotia to the Canal Zone, and from the East Coast to Hawaii, is' conducted in our own local pool under the supervision of contest headquarters. An imaginary course is char rillifiiimiiimimiiiiiimiiiiimiiiiimi ■iniiiiMiMiiiHiiMimMiimiiiimmMM: KINGOFF’S WILMINGTON'S LEADING JEWELER Presents Tonile, 7:30 P.M. "MUSIC HALL OF FAME" STARRING Rose Bampton Metropolitan Opera Soprano First in a series of Sun day Evening programs starring the great names of the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall. j * ! • r*************-: WMFD -1400 ABC m 0 On Your Dial Affiliate iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii tered down the Mississippi from its source. Winnibigoshish lake, to its delta at New Orleans. Yardage of each entrant is used to determine the average for each day of the contest. Local results are then calculated against this average to deter mine the map miles awarded to each competitor along the es tablished 2,400 mile course. The most important factor in obtain ing map miles is that of local percentage of participation and the second is actual distance that swimmers pile up in the local pool. Small associations can keep pace with larger as sociations by increasing the percent of local physical depart ment users who swim one or more lengths in the contest each day. Monday, October 20, will see the start of the 12 day contest (not including Sunday, October 26) ending on Saturday, Novem ber 1. Individually hand-engrossed certificates will be awarded to each entrant which completes the contest, whether or not the entire 2,400 miles are achieved. A handsomely illuminated special certificate, indicative of first place, will be awarded to the association which wins the contest. In addition to this, the winner will have his name en graved on the five year trav eling contest trophy. Custody of the trophy will be given to the winner for one year. This trophy will be retired perma nently to the association which wins it twice. Swimmers may qualify for this club by swimming at least one mile on each of ten dif ferent contest days. Individual pocket certificates will be awarded to those w'ho qualify. A special trophy, emblematic of the “10 Mile Club” will be awarded to the association with the greatest percentage of 10 Mile Club winners. Contest headquarters will make daily reports back to competitors o f standing, a s well as supply report forms, in formation, score sheets, etc. Each entrant will be supplied with addressed and stamped re port forms. Reports to and from competitors at great dis tance from Chicago will be made via air mail. All swimmers must be bona fide members of the association represented. Local contest directors set op publicity, promotion, and dis play progress of contest. Daily records showing lengths, yards, total swimmers, total persons entering physical department, percentage of par ticipation and the number of 10 Mile Club candidates swimming a minimum of 1 mile that day, must be reported daily on the form supplied by headquarters. 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Dance Band 2 hrs. — MBS 12:00—Dancing Continued — ABC-west in the local pool during regu lar hours. The maximum distance for any one swimmer is two miles per day. for the last two years. We. hope Wilmington has placed 22nd to do better this year. Brunswick Shares Profits On Growing Farm Industry By BILL KEZIAH, Staff Correspondent SOUTHPORT, Oct. .4—Yessiree, tomatoes grow big, healthy and strong from plants grown in Brunswick county’s rich loamy soil according to a New Jersey man who has spent years of research with the plants. starting out last spring by* leasing 25-acres, Everett H. Sheppard of Shiloh, N. J., has become convinced that he can grow tomato plants in south eastern North Carolina; pull the plants from their beds here one day and set them out on his farms in New Jer.iey the next. He has convinced others too. With land leased for growing plants next spring, Sheppard is here this week planting a cover crop in order for the ground to be in the best possible shape when planting time comes in the early spring. In addition to his leased acreage he has just purchased 90-acres of land from Mrs. Helen Bragaw. This land is on the River Road, eight miles above Southport. , Clearing with a bulldozer will start this fall. The acreage that can be readied will be planted in watermelons next spring. The land will be too fresh for growing tomato plants its first year. The Sheppard plan is to lease cultivated land for tomato plants until he can get enough of his own land in shape. He believes, he says, it’s jus a matter of time and the learn ing of the possibilities, before spring will see hundreds of acres of Brunswick county lands devoted to the producing of to mato plants each spring. The plants will be shipped to tomato farms in Pennsylvania, New Jersey , New York, Delaware and other eastern tomato grow ing states. He believes, he says, it’s just these eastern states have been grown in Georgia, the southern part, with two full nights and a day and a half required to get the plants to the point of average demand. The Bruns wick county plants can leave Southport on an afternoon and reach the average point of de mand 15-hours later. •One Georgia farmer sows six hundred acres of land in tomato seed each spring to produce plants for the eastern tomato growing interests. Hundreds of other Georgia farmers grow plants on a smaller scale and some of the big eastern can neries buy or lease land in Georgia and grow their own plants. Sheppard, a tomato plant pro ducer for canneries and also a tomato grower in his own right at Shiloh, has been producing plants in Georgia for several years. For a long time he has had the idea that he could grow the plants nearer home, save the long haul and have his i plants to reach the farms in a much better condition than was the case when he shipped from Georgia. Both climate and distance combined to his deciding to try and grow them in Brunswick last year. The spring was a bad one, both the Brunswick county plants and those grown in Geor gia suffered from unseasonable spring weather. The Brunswick plants, however, rated favor ably with those that were grown in Georgia. They arrived at the plant farms in tip-top condition and attracted much attention from growers who had been getting their plants from Geor gia. Brunswick county and low er North Carolina received some very fine publicity as a result of tomatoes produced from plants grown in Brunswick county. In growing the tomato plants the crop is supposed to be har vested during the first two weeks in May. This leaves the land available to be planted im mediately in some other crop. Twelve hundred pounds or more of commercial fertilizers are TONIGHT BASIL RATHBONE with JUNE DUPREZ This perfect butler knew his place —even when a shipwreck forced him into an unexpected role. Theatre Guild on the Air WMFD 9:30 UNITED STATES STEEL • I MODERN RURAL CHURCH TO OPEN Dedicatory Service For Pireway Methodist Church At 2:30 WHITEVILLE, Oct. 4 —Pire way Methodist church, one of the most modern of rural houses of worship in Columbus county, will be dedicated today. The new church, built under the leadership of the pastor, Rev. Joseph F. Coble, will be formally opened with a service Sunday morning at 11:30 o’clock when < Rev. L. L. John son, pastor of Olyphic Baptist church, will preach. The dedicatory sermon will be delivered Sunday afternoon at 2:39 o’clock by Dr. John C. Glenn, district superintendent of Wilmington. Dr. Glenn will conduct the fourth quarterly conference for the Tabor City charge immediately following the dedication. The formal acceptance of the new church as a Methodist house of worship will be follow ed by the revival meeting which will be conducted through out next week. The Rev. Cecil Harris of the Garland Methodist church will preach each eve ning at 7:30 o’clock. ATITOS STOLEN CHARLOTTE, Oct. 4 — <JPs — Police Chief Frank N. Littlejohn said today that an average of slightly more than two automo biles a month have been stolen in Charlotte this year by thieves who have succeeded in disposing of them without a trace. Walls of many European dairies are surfaced with glazed ceramic tiles as a sanitary meas ure. used per acre in growing the plants, but as only about six weeks elapse from the time the seed is planted until the plants are harvested, less than half of this fertilizer is used up by the plants. It remains on the land and in the best possible shape to be readily available for the follow-up qrop. For Rieh... True... Real... 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He is to re place Monsignor James Cowan, who is being transferred to Al bermarle. Although nothing official has been announced, it is under stood that Father McLauehlin will be replaced here by Fath er Vincent Mahoney, adminis trator of the Winston-Salem parish. Father McLaughlin came to Jacksonville almost two years ago from Durham, where he was assistant pastor of St. Mary’s church. In his stay here he has cultivated great num bers of friends, in his church and in other faiths. He has been a leader in social and civic pro gress and often has expressed his desire to better Jack sonville’s recreational facilities. I Tired of lying on his invalid’s bed, a man in Hyde county, N. C., directed that he be buried standing up at his death. Fuel Oil PROMPT DELIVERY GODWIN OIL CO. Phone 7765 DRUMS — TANKS RICH REWARD! Collect yourself a barrel of laughs as reward for listening to “Those Web sters”! Hear America’s most lovable family turn every-day living into a topsy-turvy treat. 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