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Baltimore Clipper, Cape Charles Pilot
Boat Pay Brief Visits To Southport Replicas Of Ancient Type Vessels Are En Route To Miami, Fla. By VV. B. KEZ1AH SOUTHPORT, Jan. 8.—Pec/yle on the Southport waterfront rubbed their eyes one afternoon this week and many others who were not di rectly on the waterfront went hur rying down, to see what it was that was tying up for the night. No boat or boats like the two that were Idl ing around to come to the dock against the tide had been seen here in several decades. It looked like the days of pirates had returned as the larger of the two vessels, the Swift of Ipswich, threw her moor ing lines to the dock and was made fast. The Swift was a two masted top sail schooner, built exactly to the lines of the old Baltimore Clippers, even to the figurehead at her bows, scroll work and old fashioned stern windows. Her smal er escort was a replica of one of the old Cape Charles Pilot Boats, 52 feet in length, of the ketch type. She was the Vera Cruz, also of Ipswich. The craft attracted almost as much attention as a battleship would have done, ft was compara tively easy to classify the crews as being old Gloucester men but, the present generation, much of which has been born since the days of sail, was stumped u place the ships. Thej were like nothing so much as the pictures of old pirate vessels. Traveler-Author-Builder Captain George Wilkinson, brawny but grizzled skipper of the Vera Cruz, was contacted and asked regarding the boats. their type, home port and destination. He point ed to a medihm sized, middle-aged man on the Swift and advised that he was Captain William Albert Ro binson of the W. A. Robinson, Inc.. Ipswich, Mass., builder of both boats. The name of Robinson and its as sociation with boats and travel was somehow stirring to the memory and ; Captain Robinson, on being ap proached .agreed with a smile that he was the author of the book, ''10, 000 Leagues Over The Sea” and "Voyage to Galapagos.” His trip around the world, which inspired the ”10,000 Leagues Over The Sea” story was made ii. company with Mrs. Robinson and the entire voy age was made in a 32-foot sailing boat, the smallest that ever made such a voyage. Later on Mr. and Mrs. Robinson spent two years on an expedition in a 90 foot Ceylon-built teakwood brig, with the entire crew being Hindus. They brought up from this trip at Gloucester, Mass, and the Cuptain Robinson organized his present great shipbuilding firm. The brig is still owned by him and is operated in Tahi.i as a trading schooner. Mrs. Robinson was with him on the present poyage, which is just a little run down th ecoast from I - swich to Miami, where both boats will be used in demonstration ser vice. First a sailor and still one, spliced with travel and authorship, he turn ed several years ago to reviving the great shipbuilding traditions of the Massachusetts coast and is build ing sturdy schooners that are repli cas of the finest days in American sailing. He said, “We are not at tempting to revive the old types of sailing vessels out of sentiment, we are doing it in recognition of their highly desirable qualities, many of which have been lost in the uni formity of modern design.” Iluilding Great Clipper The pride of the Captain's heart at the moment, and likewise the pride of the shipyard at Ipswich, is a great clipper schooner which will be finished and delivered in the spring. Work on her is now nearly completed and she will be a 125 ton ner. Khe will be one of the largest clipper schooners that has been built in generations and when she is placed under sail this summer she will be an inspiring reminder of the great days of American sail. The foreman and several of the shipwrights who are now building the clipper helped to build the last great Gioucesterman, the Gertrude Thebaud. John Hubbard, his oldest shipwright, is now 82 years of age. He built the last of the great whal ers in 1910. Getting back to the visit to South port and the Baltimore Clipper Swift on which he is now traveling, the July number o' Yachting car ried several pages of news story and illustrations of the Swift. Fol lowing is reproduced the first para graph of the story in Y'aehting. “One morning early in June there sailed out of Gloucester Harbor a little topsail schooner the like of which was beyoDd the ken of any of those who w'atched her make sail and get under way. YVith her salmon colored topsides set off by a broad black wale on either side, her carved figurehead, her ob long stern and quarter poits and her two square yards, she made the denizens of the water front wonder whether they had been trasported back a hundred years and were watching some American privateer slipping out to sea to harry enemy commerce i in the War of 1812. The only thing lacking tc complete the ! illusion was a deck crowded with men and the muzzles of guns protruding above the rail cap. But when her head fell off under the pressure of her head sails, and the gilded scroll work of her stern swung into view, showing the name, in simple block letters. Swift of Ipswich, the watchers knew they were living in the present, and that the vessel they were looking at was the one they had heard of and talked about for a year as she lay building on the bank of Ipswich river. During that year of building many and heated were the discussions about her.” Just before both boats cast off for a continuance of their voyage to Miami, Captain Robinson smilingly remarked that some day he would bring a real clipper ship down this coast. As he is still a young man, hardly more than 35 years old, he may do it at that. The Swift of Ipswich, modern replica of the old Baltimore Clip pers, is shown above as she moved out from between Bald Head Island and Fort Caswell under full canvas. Lower photo: The bow of the beautiful vessel with figurehead of woman and some of the beautiful scroll work which adonis the ship. 213 ARRESTED DURING MONTH Six Of Seven Stolen Autos Re covered, City Police Report — The Wilmington police department made 213 arrests, 105 white and 108 colored, during- December, Police Chief Joseph C. Rourk reported yes terday to Mayor Thomas 10. Cooper, commissioner of public safety. Seven automobiles were reported stolen during the month. Of this number, six were found and re turned to their owners. Sixteen bi cycles were reported stolon and of this number eight were recovered and returned to their owners. Only one accidental death was re ported in Wilmington during De cember, police Chief Rourk said. The principal ofienses and the number of arrests were listed by Police Chief Rourk as follows: drunk. 41; discharging fireworks in the city, 24; assault with a deadly weapon, capiases issued, and va grancy, nine .apiece. Assault on a female and violations of (he liquor laws, eight apiece; failure to stop at highway, no rear lights, drunken driving, six each; disorderly conduct, f. Seven Young Men Enlist Here For Naval Service Seven young men from Southeast ern North Carolina enlisted during the past week at the Raleigh dis trict office of the naval recruiting service, F- L. Williams, local re cruiting officer, reported yesterday They include: Frank R. McCloud, Jr., 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. McC'oud, Sr., of shallotte; James E. Hardie, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. James V. Hardie, of route one, Cla rendon; Alonza G. Ward, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Ward, of Bolton. George F. Lewis, 22, son of Mr. and MrS. Oliver A. Lewis, of route one, Bolivia; 1 ,ei'oy Flowers, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar B. Flowers, of (124 North Fourth street, Wilming ton. Two colored youths, Walter W. Wright, 18, son of Oscar Wright, of route two, Wilmington, and Harlie P. Cierald,' 18. son of Arnett Gerald, of Delco, enlisted for the mess at tendant branch of the naval ser vice. Thc-y were transferred to the na val training station base at Hamp ton Roads. Va., for preliminary in structions prior to assignment to various ships of the U. S. fleet. They were accepted lor enlistment through the Wilmington district of fice of (he naval recruiting service, which serves the following counties: New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Bladen, Columbus, Duplin, and Sampson south of Clinton. 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GREYHOUND UNE GREW RAPIDLY World’s Largest Bus Line Be gan In 1914 With Single Touring Car — — --- one of the most romantic ot all the stages of transportation has been taking place before America s eyes in the last 20 years at a time when romance in business was pop ularly supposed to have disap peared. * Horatio Alger himself couldn’t have imagined a more spectacular story than the rise of the Grey hound Hus Lines from a single touring car in 1914 to the world’s largest transportation system in 1939. Over 2,500 Btises Today Greyhound operates more than 2,500 buses a total of nearly 181,000,000 miles c. year. Coaches are in regular service on 01,657 miles of highway (more than twice the distance around the earth). To maintain this extensive travel or ganization, Greyhound operates 200 garages and gives employment to more than 12,000 people. Rigid in spection and maintenance of equip ment in first-class condition have made it possible for Greyhound to achieve and hold the world’s safety record for inter-city bus fleets — 1,249,143 miles without even a scratched fender. More than half the population of the United States lives in territory served directly by Greyhound Lines, and the remainder lives within short connecting distance. No other pub lic transportation system operates over so many miles of lines, reaches so many people, or offers so many transcontinental routes. me oirtnpiace or mis modern giant was Minnesota—Hibbing, to be exact. The first "bus" was really no bus at all but a touring car turned into a makeshift jitney run ning between Hibbing and the near by mines. The business flourished from the start, and expansion be came necessary. The first step was the addition of another car, and then came the first actual buses, if buses they could be called. More Men and Money By 1915 more capital and more drivers were needed, and three men joined the original organizers to form the Mesaba Transportation company, which was the first in carnation of Greyhound. In 1922, Eric Wickman, the original found er, pulled out his interest in this particular line and set out for greener pastures. With headquarters in Duluth, Wickman began buying up all bus lines and consolidating them — the first symptom of the technique that was eventually to account for the tremendius size of the modern Grey hound system. Throughout the years while Wickman’s lines were experiencing their early growth, oth er men in other parts of the country were pioneering in the same field. Mergers of these various pioneering companies resulted in the present great system. The actual name “Greyhound" was first applied to the entire Wickman line after a small line in Michigan bearing that name was absorbed into the system. In 1931 and 1932 several other large territorial lines joined forces with Greyhound. These included the Blue and Gray Lines, the Old Do minion Stages, the Camel City Coach Lines, operating in this part of the country. Although the contrast seems great between the little 15-mile route out of Hibbing and Greyhound’s present 51,000-mile network, it is no greater than the contrast between the first side-seated 12-passenger bus-on-a truck and Greyhound’s newest con tribution to highway travel, the luxurious Super-Coach. Not all of Greyhound’s approximately 26 mil lion annual passengers are carried in these streamlined Super-Coaches but more and more of these new buses are being put into service regularly. Traffic Manager J. H. QUATTLJEBAUM Upon the shoulders of J. H. Quat tlebaum, general traffic manager of the Queen City Coach company, falls; the responsibility of that firm’s traffic. He has complete charge of all schedules, rat is, and other impjr tant features concerning traffic of Queen City Coach company. It i; through his untiring efforts that schedules into all sections of the two Carolinas have been worked out so perfectly that they fit almost every desire of persons wishing to traverse from one point to another in the two Carolinas. Greyhound’s First Inter-City Bus America’s first genuine inter-city bus line operated with home made bodies mounted on truck chassis, was the Mesaba Transportation company in Minnesota, one of whose buses is shown above._ • SERIAL STORY BLACKOUT BY RUTH AYERS CAST OF CHARACTERS MARY CARROLI. — American fashion expert, in London during wartime. VINCENT GREGG — Soldier of fortune, in love with Mary. CARLA MARCHETTA — A mys terious London socialite. UR. GILBERT LENOX — Sur geon, serving with British army * * * YESTERDAY: Mary is discharged from the hospital. As she prepares to leave. Dr. Lenox offers her the use of his apartment until she finds emph yment. He is required to re main at the hospital, his quarters are unusued. She debates accepting his generous offer. CHATTER XII There just weren't any jobs in London, Mary Carroll decided after three weeks’ search. Even with the war providing many new types of employment, there was nothing she could find to do. On leaving the hospital Mary went at once to the rooms Dr. Le nox had put at her disposal, rooms useless to him because of his re quired residence in the medical cen ter. There, despite her grief she was slightly comforted to remain among his entirely masculine possessions. The little touch of his straight shouldered personality that seemed to cling to the rooms was a source of satisfaction. Of the money in Anna Winters’ purse there now remained only a few oversize coins. l'HiijeLy-iuiee c^'iits: iviary was amazed when she reckoned it in terms of “real money.” “If I don't get a job soo:i—” But she never would finish that sentence. That her looks were against her finding work she did not need to be told. Nor were her clothes any great help. Kindly Mrs. Simmons, the landlady, had helped her alter them until they had some semblance of fit and the two had brushed and pressed until Mary was passable. But they were not the clothes of a New York fashion designer. Days of job hunting passed and Mary knew her chances of getting work were slimmer and slimmer. England had already settled to its unprecedented warfare and much of the emergency work had slackened. It was in despair that Mary Car roll battled the winter winds and fought the crowds in Piccadilly Cir cus on her way home after another fruitless day of job hunting. “I want to die,” she thought in despair. “What’s the use of drag ging on like this? I’ve nothing to look forw'ard to, nothing to hope for." But no. It wasn’t going to lick her. Her Yankee fighting spirit arose. “Only cowards talk about dy ing,” she told herself. “And for me to have such thoughts is worse than cowardly. After all Dr. Lenox has done for me—after he struggled day and night to save my life. Is that the w’ay to repay him?” Back in the rooms in Soho street she found a coal fire burning in the study grate. “Dear Mrs. Simmons," she mused. “She knows 1 can’t afford a fire. And this must be a real sacrifice to her, what with the price of coal in this countrv!” The comfort of the room shut out noises from the outside. Mary lelt better because of her resolution to carry on or to go down fighting. There was a tap on the door. "Come,” she spoke without look ing up. It could only be Mrs. Sim mons. "Hello, there,” a deep masculine voice spoke. "I hope you’ll not re gard this as an intrusion. I had a particular reason for wan ting to see you.” Why, Or. Lenox!” Mary’s eyes lighted. "This is a grand surprise!’’ She sprang from her chair, her face reflecting the ruddy' glow of the coals. "On, I say. You aren't eating well, are you? You ought to look more fit by now. Have you found a job yet?” Not yet. And I almost gave up today.” Poor little kid.” He patted her hand and led her to a chair. "The going s been tough for you hasn’t it?” If you only knew,” Mary wanted to say, thinking about her masquer ade as Anna Winters. * * * Instead she said aloud, “You’ve been so good to me ” I m glad if I’ve been any help. You must never let your courage get low. it has made me very happy that these rooms are good for some thing.” He looked around, groping for a way to lighten her mood. "I say,” he said at length. "I haven’t had any tea and I bet you haven't either. What say we have some?” Without waiting for Mary’s reply he went to the door. “Mrs. Simmons. Oh, Mrs. Simmons. How about some of that famous tea of yours? And if you have any, some hot muffins. And if the war hasn’t stopped it, could we have a mere spot of Scotch marmalade?” He settled in an easy chair op posite Mary. They talked of the cases in the hospital. Mrs. Tully would soon be dismissed as well as other survivors of the Moravia. Soon Mrs. Simmons bustled in with a giant tray. “Shall I light the lights, Doc tor?" she asked. “No, I think we’d like to have our tea in the firelight,” he an swered. "The days will be getting longer soon.” His tone was hope ful. "You’ll be saving on your light bills, Mrs. Simmons.” “It’ll be a blessing.” she answer ed. “With rates as they are now.” When the tea was finished Dr. Lenox fished for his pipe. "I had a reason for coming here,” he said, a slowly, deliberately. “I didn’t merely come to take up your time. I’ve got news for you—good news, maybe. You can stay in these rooms as long as you like. I’ve joined a hospital unit in France. I’m going overseas very soon.” * # * Mary was staggered. When Gil bert Lenox left England she would lose the on'/ friend she had on the whole island. "You don’t know how I’ll miss you,” she managed to get out be fore she was overcome with her own loss. For all too well she realized what a bulwark of defense hf had been to her. Anc now his departure would take away her only source of encouragement in a friendless winter world. Ninety-three cents! Not a pros pect of a job! And now to lose one who had befriended her! "There’s something else I want to say to you, Anna,” he hesitated. “Now this may seem utterly pre posterous. To you it will be as absurd as all the other things that are taking place in this topsy turvy world. But nevertheless, here goes— "Will you marry me?” (To Be Continued) REYNOLDS WILL SPEAK AT U.N.C. Sen. Taft, Sen. Bridges Anti Norman Thomas Also To Make Talks CHAPEL HILL, Jan. 6.—<2P>—IT. S. Senator Robert R. Reynolds (D NC) will speak here Jan. 18, open ing the Carolina Political Union's winter program. The union is a non partisan student organization at the University of North Carolina. U. S. Senator Robert H. Taft tR Ohio), mentioned as a possible presi dential candidate, will speak Feb. 16, and U. S. Senator H. S. Bridges (R-NH), also regarded as a possible presidential candidate, will appear March 7, the union announced. Norman Thomas, socialist candi date for president the last two elec tions, also will speak under the union’s auspices this winter. Government To Release Low-Grade Cotton Pool WASHINGTON, Jan. 7.—(S’)—In a move to relieve a reported mar ket shortage, the agriculture de partment announced today it would exchange government-owned low-grade cotton for cotton of bet ter trade and staple. The government has about 800, 000 bales of low grade cotton ac quired under its 1934 growers loan program. Supplies of low quality cotton produced this year, the department said, appeared inadequate to meet market demands. Cash farm income in the United States in 1938 was approximately $7,632,000,000. Wage Record qrrors May Be Corrected Workers of Southeaster,, y. Carolina whose wage recurds' ^ tain a mistake must ask fur u,(J tr'n* rection within four years after Vt'" year in which the mistake uccurr I* under the new law, George \v , reys, manager of the Wilrain„[ office of the Social Security bn” 0t said yesterday. ' 0| Each worker's social security count is a record of his wa^g**’ reported to the government by v* employer every three months,' u can always find out how his count stands by writing tu the Wh* mington office, Jeffreys said. U' “A clause in the Social Security act makes it possible for every yy0,. er to keep a close check on his old' age and survivor’s insurance a<s count. The law requires the em ployer to give each employe a rd ceipt, at least once a year, for !axe. deducted from wages. “He must furnish it at any time the worker leaves his employ u the employe keeps these receip*. he will have a record of al! taxi* taken from his wages," Jeffreys say Three Yoang Men Enlist For Service At Panama Three young men from Southeast, ern North Carolina enlisted for ser vice with army units in Panama during the past week, Sergeant S. W. D. Bennett, local recruiting of. ficer, reported yesterday. They include: Norman B. Brad, sher, 18. whose guardians are Mr, and Mrs. Everett Holden. Jr„ 01 Shallotte, coast artillery; Rufus G. Hewett, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Hewett, of route one, Shal lotte, coast artillery; and Rufus D. Millican, 28, son of Mister Millican, of route one, Tabor City, engineers corps. They will receive six 4eeks of pre. liminary training at the army re cruit training center at Fort Moul trie, S. C., before being assigned to their overseas posts for three years of service. FYou Get Up Nighis You Can't Feel Right If you have to get up 3 or more times i night your rest is broken and it’s no wondei if you feel old and run down before youi time. 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