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FOR EMERGENCIES tinning C-’rds For Tw0 %0,i(iis Food Supply Are Issued crNE Switzerland, Jan. 6—(TP) oftionins cards for a two months " otpriy "'ere issued today and ; • urged the populate . (]1p full amount at once to 10 ta’a for “'any eventuality.” Cit ?rera‘-armed to heavily stocked izen* - 1 ** in landlocked Switzerland an offensive on the western *E3J/tWs srrinst will disrupt cocn munications. The government urged employers help their employes buy he two t0 hf good reserves by making ad ^ec c" salaries Charity organizations were asked t tlly stocks for the poor. Powder Smoke \ By Edmund McLaurin Tour expressed approval of last eli-E resume of the shooting high Hghts"of 1939, as reviewed in this oluiun prompts me to pigeon-hole the technical material I had crigi allv scheduled for this week, and, "ecad. dwell on certain cherished L, which l wouid like to see rfa,fc a material form during the tear 1940. ' paring the past several years. Wilmington marksmen have made outstanding progress and individual records in the promotion of the tru lv American sport of rifle and pistol shooting, locally and in other sec tions of the state. Of that progress, for one, am justly proud, but in the very same breath I would has ten to add that 1 am still ot the opinion that much is yet to be done -and can be done with the co-ope ration ot uluae ficuuuair nucicaLcu in the promotion of civilian marks manship for the mutual enjoyment of the sport to be derived from par ticipation. It is for th; reason that I offer the following list of things I would like to see come to pass during the year 1940, all, in my opinion, being sound, practical sug gestions, which, with the proper co operation and the necessary expen diture of time and energy, can be made to materialize: 1. Development of the local Sun set Park Range into a municipal rifle and pistol range, same to be maintained jointly by the city-coun ty governments, for the benefit and use of all branches of the city and county law enforcement bodies, military units, ROTC riflemen, members of the Wilmington Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc., and interested unattached individuals, the latter on payment of a reasonable range fee. 2. Provision in the city budget for the supplying of a generous quanti titv of ammunition for practice pur poses to members of the city’s police force, who at present must develop individual skill with the service re volver at their own expense. 3. Arrangements for re-loading of all ammunition used by the city po lice officers, which re-loading could be done at low cost, thereby enabl ing the guardians of the law to practice more frequently than would otherwise be possible. i- Sponsorship locally of a junior rifle club unit, preferably by the American Legion, for the training of young Americans in the princi ples of rifle marksmanship and the observance of safety in the handling °f firearms. Promotion by the Wilmington Rifle and pistol Club, Inc., of an open, carefully-planned tournament -or all rifle clubs and interested in oividuals in the state. «■ Further improvement of the 100 200 yard firing points at the cunset Park range. Establishment of an indoor r'“' ranse of 50 feet in some con venient, downtown location so that 1 °se marksmen who cannot partici rate on Saturday afternoons can a'e a chance to shoot on week Bights, 8, lerm competition on the part j. var‘°us civic organizations, to be lre(1 in connection with a’ well founded social program. I -'- Organization of an ail-woman 1 ® anA pistol team, which might be the first of its kind in the .'1 Promotion of a public turkey on the basis used in the days ‘ muzzle-loading rifles. '■ An attendance of at least 25 j,1 rain£t°nians, along with teams ’-m the city and county law en roement groups, in t h e state ^ ampionship matches scheduled for ji,1; EraSg during the month of tv' c Iie\ival of the Star-News Emp tw °®ns h'und benefit shoot be - ,ei\ teams from the local ROTC to] i 6 WilminSton Rifle and Pis eu| ° ub' this event to become a re nt “J annua* feature of the program 0£ both units. Assuming that you are in favor gSs?ne or more of the above sug j °ns for Progress during 1940, it whets' 4 simple matter of deciding <j0 , er "e want them enough to men hi; necessary work. If sports jo 111 °ther communities can en ca ”rtain advantages, then we teresf0?’ lu'°vided, "i course, ail in th ' e individuals and groups will , their support to the cause. ran tle matter of a municipal rifle fcvein £°r instance, the expense of be divPtnem and maintenance could to hr 11 °d among the organizations count, ne£lted: wUh tha city and makt° turnisl1 the labor, or else to tv “ nominal annual contribution quirprr ®fneral fund naturally re "bich t dchm°nd, Va., has a range city n * lesards as an asset to the . municipal advantage enjoyed also by Savannah, Ga„ St. Peters burg, Fla., Greensboro, and other points. What other cities have done, we can do, too—if we all work to gether. I say let’s make 1940 count! IS THIS “SUNNY SOUTHLAND?” Fifteen above zero is cold anywhere but when it strikes in the South it really hurts. Low temperatures left Dixie shivering. A frozen fountain in Atlanta bears evidence of the cold spell's severity. (Acme Telephoto.) Aero Chatter On sunny days, one of the fa vorite pastimes at the airport is photography. We notice that on Sundays many cameras make their appearance at the local field. Armed with anything from box cameras to Leicas, fans take to the air to shoot the city, river, beaches, airport or hundreds of views offered by the panorama spread out before them. Often the results are as good as pic tures taken by professional aerial photographers. Others, content to remain on the ground, snoop around the planes or hangar for their subjects. One of the shutterbugs climbed into the rafters of the hangar to shoot planes taxiiing in, and got some startling results. After look ing over some shoots taken on the roof of the hangar, we were hard put to convince ourselves that it was the Cub on the apron and not a model placed on a table. Visitors proved more plentiful this week than the week before. The preceding week brought only a pair of Wacos, owned by the Socony Vacuum Oil com pany. Confidentially, a visit by pilots of that company is always welcomed warmly by the local aviators. It means free cigar ettes, lighters and pencils for those lucky enough to be at the port on sucli occasions. Well, we can’t be blamed, can we? Visitors this week w-ere the Coast Guard Grumman, as usual; an Army Northrop, flown in Sunday by Lieut. McDonald of this city; Billy Codington in his Waco Custom and two light planes—a 40 horsepower Cub and a Cub coupe, both Miami bound. We started wondering when a second glance disclosed the occu pants were a man a woman, the for mer in riding breeches and boots and the latter clad in riding breeches, boots and a fur coat. Maybe they had to ride a horse to catch a plane. Cub News: The latest from Lock Haven, Pa., hoipe of Cubs, is that the popular Cub Trainer is now available 65 h. p.. Conti nental and Lycoming engines. It is said that when powered by a 65 engine the Trainer will climb almost vertically. The model was formerly powered by only 40 and 50 h. p. engines. If the illustrations aren’t lying, the 1940 Cub Coupes are really something to behold. Adding to the beauty of the new ship are the new funnel cowl, new de signed wheel pants, chrome trim on the cowling and new interior. A parking brake had been added to the model this year. The Coupe is really the per feet little light plane for sports man pilots. The tandem three place Cubs have not been placed on the market as jet, but all indications point to a fine ship. We hear that alreadj- many or ders have been placed for them. Interesting to note that two ot the local boys, George Bethel of Wil mington and D. W. Pearsall of Rocky Point, have registered for the C. A. A- experimental advanced flight training course, supplement ing the 35-50 hours flight training in light planes as the primary course with 50 more hours time in more powerful planes. The ad vanced course includes 146 hours, ground school. Funds for the course, costing $100,000, come out of the $4,000,000 appropriation to the CAA for teaching 100,000 boys and girls to fly. More local boys now in avia tion now include Meares Har riss, Jr., and Billy Kehder, both of whom are employed by Eastern Air Lines, LeRoy Fen nell, formerly with Martin air plane factory in Baltimore, and now with Pennsylvania Central Air Lines, and Henry Breeden, who works with Pan-American Airways. Here nor there: It’s a small world . . . we noticed that the coast guard plane on the cover of a recent is sue of the leading aviation maga zine was the same one that has been visiting Wilmington lately . . . After making her first hop in a plane, one person was overheard to remark that she felt much safer while flying than while driving her car, to which we unanimously agree . . . We’re glad to see that the argu ment concerning the seaplane base in the river was finally settled and that construction is to start soon ... Someone has suggested that sea planes land in Smith’s creek where it winds near the airport . . . It’s about two feet deep and four feet wide . . . Would like to have seen the 149 planes that swarmed over Raleigh airport last week on their way to Miami for the All-American air maneuvers . . . Oh, well, we’ll console ourselves with the thought that two Miami-bound Cubs stopped here Thursday . . . Monday’s snow proved a headache to some people, but provided plenty of fun at the airport — ranging from building snow men atop the hangar to photo graphing the white-blanketed land scape from the air ... We note there are still a few hardy souls who will brave frost-nipped fingers and toes to log a few flying hours during these, chill winter days. PROPONENT WASHINGTON, Jan. 6— OP) — E. K. Burlew, first assistant to Sec retary Ickes, said in a statement today that the secretary of the in terior was an active proponent of the Merit system in government. OBITUARIES JOLLY—Funeral services for Mrs. Niza H. Jolly will be held from the Tabernacle Baptist church Sunday at 1:30 p. m. conducted by the Rev. J. F. Warren. Inter ment will follow in Spivey ceme tery in Tabor City. Pallbearers will be, active: Edgar Brown, Cecil Everett, F. D. Stelges, S'. M. Creech, D. J. Bryant and R. N. Sellers. Honorary: J. D. Hobbs, J. H. Penny, L. L. Mills. C. Y. Melton, G. C. Edge, Dr. Black, Earl Marshburn, E. V. Hunt, Sr., Leon Todd, Robert Shipp, Jeff Fennell, Ed High smith and L. A. Plummer. RUMANIA GIVES BLUNT WARNING (Continued From Page One) will not be difficult to defend our Fatherland from the Dniester to the risza rivers.” The reference to the Dniester riv er, which forms the Russian-Ruma nian frontier, underlined Carol’s warning to the Soviets. The Tisza helps mark the boundary with Hun gary. Deal Is Rumored The king’s speech, coming at a moment when the Italian foreign minister. Count Galeazzo Ciano and the Hungarian foreign minister, Count Istvan Csaky, were confer ring at Venice, coincided with re ports in well-informed quarters here that Hungary, backed by Italy, had offered help to defend Rumania against any Soviet Russian invasion. Tn return for this help, these circles had it, Hungary would receive about 70 per cent of Transylvania. Should Carol refuse such an ar rangement—and today’s speech was interpreted as a refusal—Rumania would be left to oppose Soviet Rus sia alone. King Carol’s implied warning to the Russians was interpreted by ome diplomats as meaning that Rus sia was heartened by Finland’s suc cessful resistance to Russia. They conjectured that he might be con vinced he could hold Bessarabia without Hungarian and Italian help and therefore had no need to con sider an offer involving the loss of Transylvania. Huge Crowd v--.ii ui spuKe to a nuge crowd ai the governor’s palace after review ing a big parade of troops, planes and tanks. The king was flanked by Tatarescu, Crown Prince Mihai and the ministers of war, navy and air. “We pledge our lives to our be loved Fatherland,” declared the mi nority leaders of the province which Russia never has recognized as a part of Rumania. Since Finland’s successful resist ance against the Red army authori tative sources have acknowledged Rumania has moved troops back into Bessarabia, from which they were removed a few months ago. That withdrawal was accompanied by a semi-official explanation that the province was impossible to de fend and if it were invaded the Ru manian army would withdraw and make a stand along the River Pruth. Man Is Arrested After Chase By Game Warden WINSTON-SALEM, Jan. 6-—CP)— Guy C. Wallace, superintendent of the Roaring Gap fish hatchery, said here tonight that Iran Kee, of Char lotte, had been arrested on a charge of violating the state game laws. Wallace said George Royal, of Roaring Gap, special game warden, and Harvey Goodman, Ashe county game warden, arrested Kee follow ing an automobile chase in Wilkes county. Wallace said Kee was caught with 100 quail and four grouse. WHITEY MOORE SIGNS CINCINNATI, Jan. 6.— WPK — Lloyd “Whitey” Moore, 25-year-old fireball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, signed a one-year contract to day after a brief conference with General Manager Warren C. Giles. Whitey is the 13th player in the fold for the coming season. QUESTIONS WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.—UP)— Have you a bathtub or shower in your home, and who uses it? How much did you make last year and what rent do you pay? How far along in school did you get? Have you a telephone? How much spinach did you raise last year and how much, if anything, were you paid for it? Thus will 120,000 census-tak ers query whoever answers the door at 40,000,000 farm and city dwellings next April. Secretary of Commerce Hop kins made public today some of the questions through which the census bureau expects to gather the most complete data ever assembled about some 132, 000,000 persons, their homes and their farms. argentFnTpact EFFORT GIVEN UP (Continued From Page One) not be resumed if the reciprocal trade agreement act was re-enacted in its present form. “The only guarantee against such an event,” the statement contin ued, “is amendment of the trade agreement act to provide that all such agreements either must be ratified by the senate like all other treaties, or confirmed by the house and senate." On the democratic side, Senator Barkley of Kentucky, the senate majority leader, said the suspension of negotiations “should convince the American people and the op ponerits of the trade agreements program that Secretary Hull and the President are seeking to con serve the interests of the American people.” A similar expression came from Senator Murray (D-Mont) who generally has supported the trade program, but upheld arguments by western livestock interests against the Argentine treaty. BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 6.—— President Roberto M. Ortiz declared today that negotiations for an Ar gentine-United States trade treaty had come to a dead end because of "insufficient information and in complete understanding.” He said he felt President Roose velt would favor resumption of the negotiations in the near future and added that "for my part, I fully de sire it.” Huge Sun Spots Seen At Mt. Wilson Tower PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 6—UP)— A group of spots 15 times as long as the earth’s diameter has been de veloping on the sun since Wednes day, Dr. Seth B. Nicholson said to day. The Mount Wilson astronomer said it compared in size with other large groups which have appeared during the current maximum period of the 11-year sun spot cycle. DROPS DEAD PINEHURST, Jan. 6.—OT—P. S. P. Randolph, Sr., amateur sports man and horse racing enthusiast, dropped dead tonight in front of the Carolina hotel here. He was on his way to join a bridge party. Clearance COATS Remarkable Savings $165.00 COATS Reduced To .. .$100.00 $145.00 COATS Reduced To_93.00 [ $129.00 COATS ft Reduced To.... 87.50 I $119.00 COATS P Reduced To_80.00 $99.00 COATS Reduced To_75.00 $89.00 COATS Reduced To_59.00 $59.00 COATS Reduced To_32.50 Iftdk-lfriUianU> | ^■■■■■ i Jolly Juniors Name Roy Cook President The Jolly Junior Social club of 3eorge Washington Council No. 67, runior Order of United American Mechanics, elected officers for 1940 it a meeting held Thursday night. Roy J. Cook was named president, 3. L. Sanders, vice-president, Clay ton C. Holmes, secretary, and ,T. N. Jenkins, treasurer. The club was organized three . years ago with the aim of promot- i ing interest in JOUAM. i The retiring president in Lon i Ussery. 1 —- 1 The water beetle Hydrophilus, lays its eggs in little silken boats, which float about on the water. < FORFEIT COLUMBIA, S. 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