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to believe the death result
•*'2 foul Play.
*>frnnlv major injury on the
TW „ about the head and only
body were found on other
jii"cr .,';e body, and Sheriff C.
pat*5, Tones stated, in his opinion
P,rl“ ,,m not have caused the
tie!’ couia
of the jury are as fol
5leI"r E Jurgensen, T. S. Mur
W'Lrge W. White, I. C. Lof
I#’E. Todd and J. L. Baldwin,
oral services for Capps were
from the Topp Funeral home
teld,,„v afternoon at 3 o’clock,
the Rev. E. W. Halieck, rec
*ul1 > gt John's Episcopal church,
Officiating- Interment followed in
Svue cemetery.
pallbearers were: F. M.
•«Ls Jr" R' M’ Roberts' E
S Williams, A. C. Camache, E.
* Piver and Jake Horne. Honor
« pallbearers were: T. D. Love,
,rl pr J E. Evans, H. S. McGirt,
pr’ i McR. Crouch and Horace T.
K;: is survived by three daugh
f vjrs, J. B. McDonald, of At
' Ga„ Mrs. O. L. House, of
Sport News, Va„ Mrs. J. C.
uirkie Newport News; two sons,
p j]' Capps, of Newport News,
, ,'E S. Capps, Jr., of Wilming
, one brother, C. B. Capps, of
tVilraington. and one sister, Mrs.
B y Horne, of Wilmington.
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n tents set up by relief workers
usiid here from nearby cities.
The business district of the city
,f 200,000 was destroyed and the
lames swept on through a residen
lai district in the eastern section
Starting in a private home, the
ire, fed bv a high wind, swept
trough nearby frame houses and
ito the business district.
Attempts to dynamite fire breaks
roved fruitless.
The "railroad station, post office,
runicipal buildings and raiiroad
ars were destroyed by '.he flames.
Train service was disrupted but
no relief trains were dispatched to
he scene.
Flying over the burning city at
,500 feet, an airplane pilot reported
e could feel the heat of the con
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leir rights—that the American re
ubiics had not attempted to base
le neutrality zone on written ln
irnational law. The Declaration of
anama which created the zones
ated simply that the American
ipublics, “as a measure of conti
ental self-protection’’ #.nd inherent
ght are “entitled to have those
aters adjacent to the American
mtinent free trom the commission
‘ any hostile act.”
This official likened the Declara
on of Panama to the proclamation
i President Monroe which created
le Monroe Doctrine.
Hot gingerbread shortcake is a
rand way to top off Sunday night
ipper. Serve with a generous mound
’cold whipped cream sprinkled with
lopped nuts, or sliced bananas and
•earn, or halves of drained canned
ears or apricots and cream.
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Asheville, clear 24 000
Atlanta, dear _ 40 ?&
Atlantic City, clear » 42 37 0 07
Birmingham, clear __ 45 28 non
Boston, clear_ 50 it R?2
Buffalo, snow _ ~ 32 3]
Burlington, snow _ 37 34 n’24
Chicago, cloudy_ 19 jo nno
Cincinnati, cloudy _ 37 25 000
Cleveland, snow_ 28 28 0 01
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Havre, cloudy - 2 —7 0 00
Jacksonville, cloudy _ 50 40 000
Kansas City, dear _ 28 —11 000
rVSipWpstVcl<\udy — 72 69 °-01
Little Rock, clear — 46 25 0.00
L<os Angeles, clear 75 51 0 00
Louisville, clear- 37 23 U00
Memphis, clear_ 43 29 0 00
Meridian, cloudy- 48 22 OOO
Miami, cloudy _ 71 70 n’lfi
Mmn-St. Paul, cloudy 1 1 O OC
Mobile, cloudy _ 49 30 nor
New Orleans, clear — 50 40 <100
New York, cloudy_ 44 41 0 91
Norfolk, clear_ 47 39 n'ng
Pittsburgh, cloudy __ 27 26 O.OO
t ortland, Ore., cloudy 45 33 0.00
tmrtland. Me., cloudy 44 33 2 97
Kichmond, clear - 45 33 0.01
bt. Louis, dear - 27 16 0.00
ban Antonio, cloudy _ 57 31 0.00
ban Francisco, clear . 57 46 000
bavannah, cloudy- 49 38 oioc
Tampa, cloudy - 58 50 0.00
Vicksburg, cloudy 46 31 OOO
Washington, clear_ 40 38 0.01
Wilmington, clear _ 49 38 0 00
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grand jury,” he told the body, and
added, "It is your sworn duty to
do all in your power to assure that
all the rights and privileges pro
vided under the law are made avail
able to every citizen of this county.”
Judge Frizzelle commented that
since his last visit here five years
ago, it was apparent that the crime
situation in New Hanover county
has been somewhat improved.
"At that time,” he said, "at every
term the courtroom was crowded
with people interested in the cases
to be heard.
"Now,” he said, “the room is rela
tively empty. The situation must
have been improved.”
Continuing in regard to the duties
of the grand jury, he said, "It is
impossible for any law to be con
tinuously and consistently violated
without coming evident to at least
one member of your group. It then
becomes your duty to bring that
violation to the attention of the
grand jury itself and request that
the law assert itself.
"It is not your function to de
cide upon the guilt or innocence of
an accused person—your duty lies
in determining if probable cause
exists—and then your duty lies in
returning a true bill and bringing
the accused person to trial.”
The judge spoke at length regard
ing the various "obnoxious, danger
ous, unlawful and unwholesome in
fluences that sometimes arise in the
county” and asked that the body
make "a diligent, earnest, sincere
and determined effort to remedy
those situations.”
He mentioned in particular drunk
en driving, operation of slot ma
chines, and the immoral conditions
to be found in many roadhouses and
filling stations in outlying sec
tions. “I hope you will make a tho
rough investigation of these places,”
the judge said.
The new members <f the grand
jury are as follows:
H. W. Wells, assistant foreman,
E. H. Delano, J. H. Davis, A. Y.
Baldwin, J. C. McEachern, D. S.
,C rr, W. G. Hatch, Jr., H. Lacy
Hunt, and W. E. Starnes.
Those members carried over from
the’ previous jury are as follows:
Sidney G. McMillan, foreman, L.
E. Ussery, A. H. Dizor, W. C.
Rivenbark, L. B. Stevenson, E. W.
Clemmons, G. T. Armstrong, Tho
mas B. Dixon and J. H. Womble.
Principal among the approximate
ly 50 cases to be tried during the
term is that of Simon (Coochie)
Gibson, negro, charged with crimi
nal assault. He was convicted at a
previous trial but was granted a
new trial upon his appeal to the
supreme court.
Solicitor Sinclair said yesterday
morning he intends to try the negro
on the same charge and will hold the
other cases, consisting of first de
gree burglary, assault, robbery of
box cars, larceny apd receiving and
assault, open until completion of
the trial on the rape count.
At yesterday afternoon’s session,
a large number of minor cases were
disposed of.
Alexander Boone was sentenced to
serve thirty days on the state high
ways in default of costs. He was
charged with being drunk.
Nine other cases tvere continued
concerning violations of the sts.te
laws regarding business establish
ment licenses due to the fact they
are now pending in the supreme
a divorce from Alvie Lee Woodell.
Edmund McLaurin was granted a
divorce from Evelyn McLaurin.
Reuben McAllister, charged with
operating an automobile under the
influence of intoxicants* was found
not guilty.
E. W. Coleman, charged with aid
ing and abetting in the sale of non
tax paid whiskey, pleaded guilty to
the charge, but upon hearing the
evidence, the court directed a ver
dict of not guilty.
Judgment in the case of Pete Por
ter, who was found guilty on a
charge of operating an automobile
while intoxicated and driving with
out a license, was continued until
this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Margaret Graham, found guilty of
highway robbery, was sentenced to
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some legislators were fearful that
to vote a direct and unrestricted
loan might put them in an incon
sistent position with respect to their
previous stand on neutrality, or be
used later as a precedent for loans
to Great Britain and France.
This being an election year, the
question was examined from the
point of view of its possible political
repercussions. Although the nation
seems overwhelmingly in favor of
helping the little Baltic state, the
possibility of unforeseen political
consequences was not discounted.
For this reason, hope was express
ed that the executive branch of the
government might find a method of
proceeding that would not involve
action by congress. However, word
from downtown Washington was
that those in charge there were of
the opinion that congress should
share the responsibility.
Another question remaining to be
settled was the type of the loan.
There was sentiment for a require
ment that the money be spent in
this country. However, Minister Pro
cope of Finland was represented as
having said that such a restriction
would greatly diminish the useful
ness of the loan. What Finland
needs, it was said, is quick delivery
of war supplies, purchased in nations
much closer to the fighting front.
One important figure in the demo
cratic leadership was known to fav
or a proposal by Senator Brown (D-.
Mich.) for a direct RFC loan but re
duced from the $60,000,000 which
Brown suggested to about $25,000,
000. Others talked of increasing the
lending authority of the export-im
port bank to cover the advance. Ex
port bank advances, however, must
be spent here and, under the bank’s
present policy, may not go for war
supplies. The bank has already ad
vanced $10,000,000 to Finland for
the purchase of agricultural
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here. Some bombs were reported
to have fallen In the outskirts.
The raiders in both the Viipuri and
Helsinki attacks flew very high as
they approached. There were 21 in
the group which attacked Viipuri.
They dived through the cold, clear
sky to strike.
Fires were reported started in sev
eral southern Finnish towns.
The Russians returned just one
day after hitting Finland with the
worst bombing attack of the war.
The Finnish high command in its
communique today said that more
than 300 bombers took'part in yes
terday’s raids. It said three were
: shot down and three more reported
i shot down.
The communique charged that
: some of the Russian planes which
flew over the Arctic front approach
ed "by way of Norwegian territory.”
The town of Vaasa, on the Fin
nish west coast, was said to have
"suffered most.” At least eight
, civilians, including women and chil
( dren, were killed and many wounded
there. "Considerable” material dam
age was reported.
“Elsewhere casualties and materi
al damage were relatively small,” the
communique said.
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told Ford employes who called at his
office for advice that the CIO was
“God’s greatest gift to the working
man” and that they should join its
United Automobile Workers Union
instead of an independent.
The Ford attorney offered to pro
duce Ford employes who would give
this testimony. He said he would
show that Cannon had “been acting
as a recruiting officer for the CIO”
and that the board “should take
down off the door the initials of the
NLRB and put up the initials of
' the CIO.”
The extensive correspondence that
resulted was between Tilford E.
Dudley, the trial examiner, who
1 favored excluding the testimony as
irrelevant, and Washington officials
who thought it should be admitted
as a matter of policy. Some of the
letters ran to four type-written
Dudley, the day’s principal wit
1 ness, told the committee that he ex
cluded it “at page 6,039 in the re
cord” but at the vigorous sugges
tions of board officials he finally ad
mitted it "at page 18,120.”
Dudley wrote George O. Pratt,
chief trial examiner, on March 14,
serve two years on the state high
Robert Young, negro, was sen
tenced to serve two years on the
roads upon being convicted of break
ing and entering.
JACKSON.—Mrs. Odessa Jones Jack
son. Funeral services will be con
ducted from the late residence, 106
So. Sixteenth street Tuesday after
noon at 3:30 o’clock by Dr. A. D. P.
Gilmour. Interment will follow in
Oakdale cemetery. Pallbearers will
be: Honorary, Dr. H. W. Moore,
Dr. Donald B. Koonce, C. D. Cun
ningham, Ben Ramseur, Marsden
Bellamy, Sr., P. J. Dowdy, L. J.
Hannah, Sr., Louie E. Woodbury,
E. M. Berry, O. L. Rhodes, Ben
Hollis, Herbert O’Neal, Ed. John
son, L. W. Garrett, Emmett Bel
lamy, C. E. Taylor, S. J. Springer.
Active: Howard Ozment, Jack
Farmer, LeRoy LeGwin, James A.
Taylor, Jessie Marshall, Burnell
Curtis. Arrangements by Andrews
L938, that Gerhard Van Arkel, board
ittorney in the case, “this morning
suggested that they might ask Can
ion his views on the CIO, on com
nunism, on Russia, etc., and that it
vould be difficult to exclude such
"I am very much afraid,” Dudley
idded, “that they will call Miss
^Dorothea) De Schweinitz to the
stand and go over her record as an
ndividual as well as acting regional
lirector (of the board) to prove that
die is pro-CIO. It will be difficult
'or her to withstand the hammer
ngs of Mr. Bartlett (Ford attorney)
larticularly if you make it impos
sible for me to protect her by rui
ng this to be admissible.
“The result will be that the news
lapers will scream with headlin i
ind publicity regarding the charges
)f the Ford company against Can
ion, Miss De Schweinitz and the
ward. Such charges in themselves
nake good publicity."
Dudley wrote that “tactics of the
i'ord company are being copied" by
ither companies against which cases
.vere pending and that “if we allow
such testimony in the Ford hearing,
t will serve as a precedent for all
the other companies to come into
their hearings with plenty of mud
;o throw at the labor board.”
“The net result in the public mind
ivill be a blackening of the board’s
-eputation," his memorandum con
tinued. “It will open the gate at
:his and future hearings for persecu
tion of the board’s employees.”
Robert B. Watts, associate gen
eral counsel, and other board of
ficials in Washington held, how
ever, that the testimony should be
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vasion of the lowland countries in
in attempt to outflank western
front defenses in France had been
reduced by recent extension of the
Maginot line along the Belgian bor
Nevertheless the French said they
were watching the situation closely
and were prepared to meet any
It was noted that Belgian soldiers
have been busy removing obstacles
which had been placed earlier on
roads leading to France — presum
ably to facilitate the movement of
French troops into Belgium in the
event of a German invasion.
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and cannot be imposed by “unilat
eral action.”
2. Britain must be assured the
zone would not provide German
warships and supply ships with a
“vast sanctuary” from which they
could emerge for attacks or to
which they might flee for safety.
3. Britain must be certain the
zone would not permit German
merchant ships to participate in in
ter-American trade, affording the
Reich a profitable foreign exchange
fund with which to purchase war
supplies abroad.
4. Britain must be certain the
zone w’ould not be used to deprive
the Allies of their fruits of superi
ority at sea.
5. If Britain foregoes the oppor
tunity of capturing the large num
ber of German merchantment
refuged in American harbors, it will
be necessary for the Americans to
intern the ships for the duration of
the war.
Unless such conditions are worked
out, the British note observed, there
would be an “accumulation of bel
ligerent ships” in the zone and this
would “bring the risk of war”
nearer the American states.
Citing actions of the Admiral Graf
Speei the British concluded no way
had been found to eliminate the
“disadvantages” of the zone.
Expressing sympathy with the ob
jective of the Americas to prevent
belligerent acts near their shores,
Britain denied her navy had in any
way imperiled the American conti
nent, but rather had contributed to
its security.
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fired on Soviet planes Sunday near
Kirkenes, on the far northern Nor
wegian-Finnish border.
The exchange of notes capped a
day which saw Russia declaring
she was not pleased over the Nor
wegian and Swedish replies to her
protests, delivered earlier this
Reply Unsatisfactory
Russia's statement said Sweden’s
reply was particularly unsatisfac
tory and declared the policy of the
government of both Norway and
Sweden “conceals danger.”
Scandinavian newspapers replied
that their peoples would continue
to help Finland.
Army reinforcements gathering
on Finland’s frontiers led to belief
that Soviet diplomatic pressure on
the Finns’ Scandinavian neighbors
was timed to coincide with quick
ened military activity.
The Finnish capital heard re
ports of fresh Russian troops con
centrating particularly on the far
northern front while Soviet bombers
paid another series of visits to
southern Finland.
Russia expressed dissatisfaction
with replies received from Norway
and Sweden to a Soviet protest ac
cusing the two nations of permit
ting bitter anti-Soviet press cam
paigns and sending volunteers and
war supplies to Finland.
Both replied that they were ob
serving neutrality correctly.
Russia’s publication of the dip
lomatic exchange and expression
of dissatisfaction led Swedish and
Norwegian official circles to take a
serious view of relations with Rus
sia, particularly coupled with re
ports of a Soviet air raid Sunday
on the Swedish island of Kallaks
in the Bothian gulf.
Reports in Stockholm said the
island, 60 miles from the nearest
Finnish territory, was bombed by
eight Russian planes.
Swedish newspapers said Rus
sia’s publication of the notes vio
lated international custom and was
strikingly similar to treatment ac
corded Finland shortly before the
Russian invasion started.
Originally, China cultivated cotton
as a purely decorative plant. It
was used in the ceremonial drapings
of Buddhist images.
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of commons on his resignation from
the cabinet.
While officials described the mili
tary moves as precautionary, some
sources recalled that in a' similar
situation last Nov. 11, when the
Germans were reported ready to in
vade the Netherlands, Britain sim
ply said the troops were on the
alert for any eventuality without
imposing special orders.
This, some quarters said, indicated
the situation was more serious this
One British informant with high
connections declared the chances of
a. Nazi “Blitzkrieg through th*
Netherlands or Belgium were net
ther more nor less than even."
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An excellent laxative in colds, re
lieves biliousness, sour stomach,
bilious indigestion, flatulence and
headache, due to constipation.
10c and 25c at dealers
fepKTHE new epidemic is now upon
fcyB but there’s no need to become panicky. People
KdB usually escape illness if they fortify themselves
IcS with the “Circle of Protection,” that is, take B^
B the following precautions: BT
!• Get at least eight bowels open. 4. Exercise at Pf
■ hours’ sleep every night. least fifteen minutes in B
2. Open windows wide be- the open every day. 5. B
tore retiring so as to get Wash hands frequently so
Plenty of fresh air- But as to kccp them free from K
Ij|jB aToW drifts. 3. Refrain germs as far as possible.
from overeating, es- 6. Avoid overheating in
■ Keep the home or ofiice. ^T ^
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s’ - 1 warm up cold air before it in them night and morning,
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: ' filter out irritating dust and help relieve the local congcs
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down resistance to disease. abling you to breathe more
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If your nostrils are clogged- stead of the mouth. ,
' N. B. If any member of your family has sore '
, , throat, fever (over 99 degrees), chills, headache,
f f extreme weakness, and aching of back and limbs,
Put blm to bed ud call your p.. .
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THE CENTURY READY TO "HIGHBALL,” as they say in railroading! Engineer
Walter L. Bronson (above) swings up into the cab of Number 5449, one of the big
Hudson type locomotives which flash at 80 miles an hour across the landscape be
tween New York and Chicago in a day-in, day-out epic of modern railroad speed.
slower-burning. They have thoroughbred quality
through and through. Finer, more expensive tobaccos
are used, in the first place. And these choice tobaccos
are combined into a matchless blend. Next time you
smoke a Camel, notice how slowly it burns. That is
your clue to true cigarette enjoyment-the "extras” of
mildness, coolness, flavor — and— extra smoking in
every cigarette. Camels burned 25% slower than any
other cigarette in recent tests (details at right). You’ll
always rejoice over the day you switched to Camels!
..illinium.mini I. ..
In recent laboratory tests,
CAMELS burned 25% slower
than the average of the 15
other of the largest-selling
brands tested — slower than
any of them. That means, on
the average, a smoking plus
equal to
TAKING IT EASY, Engineer Bronson says: "No
speed for me in my cigarette. That slower-burning
feature makes sense to me. I’ve been a Camel smoker
for years. I know Camels are milder and always
taste swell. And-on the side-I don’t object a bit
to getting those extra smokes per pack.”
Copyright. 1940, R. J. Reynolds Tob. C®.
Winston-Salem, 2V. C.
— we cti. 'wf
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