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FOR SCOTT’S JOB Bertie County Man Announces Candidacy For Commis sioner Of Agriculture WINDSOR, Jan. 31.—C. Way rqpruill of Windsor, member of 'f mate senate from Bertie county, tl'e.unCed his candidacy today for I"; democratic nomination for com missioner of agriculture. W Kerr Scott, the incumbent, has m announced formally but is run 1,0 f01. re-election. Rumors have r'!"f had it that Flake Shaw of r lilford would seek the place. spruiil is known in this section as .. successful dirt farmer” and in legislative circles is called the "sU yer-tongued orator from Bertie. He is 50 years old. The candidate challenged Scott to „eet him in joint debate in each of the 100 county seats. He said: % nominated and elected, I will .ork in harmony with the council "f state the extension service at Lte college, the representatives of Lm organizations, and the farmers f North Carolina to further the ° ‘ 0f sound and balanced farm Vand especially to see that the turner receives fair prices for the !ghe Produces.”_ An excellent laxative in colds, re lieves biliousness, sour stomach, bilious indigestion, flatulence and headache, due to constipation. 10c and 25c at dealers Announces C. WAYLAND SPRUILL Short Docket Cleared By Recorder Lennon A short docket, consisting of only nnnor cases, was cleared in re corder’s court yesterday before Judge Alton A. Lennon. Solomon Sternberger is prosecut ing the docket while Solicitor H Winfield Smith is on his honey moon. B. J. Hufmann, found guilty of carrying a sawed off .22 rifle in his pants, was taxed with the costs and given 10 days on the farm in de fault. Bennie Wortham was given 10 months on the roads on charges of larceny and receiving. Charles Rivenbdrk, convicted sev eral days ago of assault with a deadly weapon and sentenced to be gin serving a term on the farm to day, did not appear in court. A cap ias was issued for him. William Nelson was gTanted a continuance until Friday on a charge of striking Sylvester Wil liams with a brick. ION THE LEVEL! I A big, roomy 1940 Packard III JH Sedan delivers here* for rlAII S| a down payment of only . . ■ And 4 times out of 5, the car tradetl in ex- ^B ceeds the down payment, further reducing ^B the low monthly payments. Too, operating ^B and upkeep costs are far below the level you’d ^B estimate! Your dealer can give you equally ^B straight facts about what you get in a Pack- ^B ard—quality, luxury and performance—that j^B most cars can’t touch. See him today! ^B PACKARD I ASK THE MAN WHO OWNS ONE ■■ * delivered in Wilmington jBB copyright 1939, NATIONAL DISTILLERS PRODUCTS CORP., N. Y. C» CASSINI’S DIVORCE SUIT NEARS END Three Maids Of Heiress Pic ture Her As Woman Of Impeccable Conduct NEW YORK, Jan. 31. — (M — Merry Fahrney Cassini’s divorce suit against the fourth of her hus bands, Count Oleg Cassini, neared an end today with testimony pic turing her as a young woman of impeccable conduct who never so much as served a cocktail in her apartment. Rebutting assertions by the count’s witness, Fidel Lukban, a Filipino houseboy, that she had en tertained other men in her boudoir, three fur-coated maids employed by the patent medicine heiress swore that she never had made any ma terial breach in the conventions. When the first of these, Anita George, declared to counsel “we never served cocktails,’’ Justice Aaron Levy interrupted the pro ceedings to observe sagely from the bench; "You don’t know what you’ve missed.’’ Shortly afterward, he took the case under advisement, announcing; "Decision reserved.” “Decision reserved,” Merry echoed thoughtfully to one of her lawyers. “What does that do?” Anita George, the heiress’ per sonal maid, and her two co-workers, housemaids Daisy Little and Edna Adams, all agreed that they never had seen any misconduct and that it never had been necessary to wait up until the early hours for the countess’ return to the apartment. Before testimony ended, Justice Levy exonerated Lowell Birrell, a corporation lawyer, from any im proper intimacy with Merry. 24 WPA PROJECTS RECEIVE APPROVAL Undertakings Will Cost $1, 944,402 And Give Employ ment To 3,500 Persons RALEIGH, Jan. 31.—W—C. C. McGinnis, state WPA administrator, announced today approval of 24 projects costing $1,944,402—the larg est amount of money included in one day’s listing of WPA projects in over a year. The work will give employment to 3,500 persons. Twelve are highway and farm-to market road projects. Their locations and cost are: Buncombe county, $149,329 and $112,732 (two projects); Jackson county, $82,270; Henderson county, $136,904; Mitchell county, $31,469; Yancey county, $9$ ,241; Graham county, $173,581; Haywood county, $64,720; Cherokee county, $72,883 and $124,026 (two projects); McDowell county, $92,880; and Polk county, $58,070. Seven malarial control drainage projects were allotted among coun ties as follows: Craven, $19,090; Camden, $27,153; Mecklenberg, $51, 013; Currituck, $45,660; Iredell, $38, 048; Cumberland, $64,878; and Edge combe and Pitt, $296,492. Other projects were: Nash coun ty, community building $6,000; Wine coft school, near Concord, vocational physical education building, $18000; Kings Mountain, street improve ments and sewer and water system extensions, $86,008; Winston-Salem, street improvements, $77,030; and Mt. Airy, water system extension, $24,607. Mrs. Emma J. Humphrey Funeral Services Held Funeral rites for Mrs. Emma J. Humphrey, 55, of Verona, who died in a local hospital Tuesday night at 6 o’clock after a short illness .were held from the late residence yester day afternoon at 1 o’clock. Interment followed in the Dixon cemetery. Mrs. Humphrey Is survived by one son, H. Lenza Humphrey,' of Verona; two daughters, Mrs. E. J. Pollard, of Verona, and Mrs. B. J. Pollard, of Wilmington; two broth ers, H. T. Jenkins and E. Jenkins, of Wilmington; three sisters, Mrs. H. L. Foy, of Wilmington, Mrs. R. A. Register, of Wilmington and Miss Minnie Jenkins, of Ver ona; and several grandchildren. BUSINESS INCREASES WASHINGTON, Jan. 31— W)— The civil aeronautics authority re ported today that December airline business had increased sharply over November, a condition which it termed “a remarkable reversal oi seasonal trends.” Usually the CAA said, airline operations begin falling oft in October and continue to de crease until March. Although No vember, 1939, figures were below the record highs of October, Decembei exceeded November in every cate gory. December established new high records; in monthly miles flown and in express traffic. NOAH RESIGNS RALEIGH, Jan. 31.—<£■>—C. H Noah of Raleigh has resigned, ef fective tomorrow, as transportatior director in the state utilities com mission to become, traffic manage] for Barnwell- Brothers, Burlingtct trucking firm. He will be suceeder in the commission by H. M. Nichol son, now assistant transportatior director. SPENCER TO SPEAK RALEIGH, Jan. 31.—Charles H^Spencer of Washington, nations ‘president of Tau Beta Pi, honorary engineering fraternity, will speal here" tomorrow night at a meeting o; N. C. State college and alumni mem bers of the fraternity. Case Nears End MKKKY CASSINI BURMEISTER WILL TALK TO FARMERS Will Be Principal Speaker At Meeting Of Club At Castle Hayne Tonight Gustave Burmeister, of the bu reau of economics of the United States department of agriculture in Washington, will be the principal speaker at a meeting of the New' Hanover County Farmers’ club at the Castle Hayne clubhouse tonight at 7:30 o’clock. The subject, “The Outlook for Commercial Vegetables’’ will be discussed by Burmeister, R. W. Galphin, county farm agent, has announced. Discussions of phases of extension service work and soil conservation project during the winter months in Southeastern North Carolina are included on the program. Open forum discussion leaders will include I. O. Schaub, dean of agriculture, acting director of ex periment stations, and director of the extension service, North Caro lina State college in Raleigh. Ladies of the Castle Hayne hom6 demonstration club will serve the supper for the meeting. All mem bers of the Farmers’ club and their friends are urged to attend. Bing Crosby To Leave Hospital Bed Today HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 31.—<1P>—Bing Crosby, who isn’t going to have an operation—it was just a rhysical check-up—will leave his hospital bed tomorrow. The crooner complained of a pain in his side, but an examination dis closed it wasn’t appendicitis so Bing will be on the air as usual to morrow night. FORMER MINISTER DIES MONTREAL, Jan. 31.— (5>) —Sir Herbert Marler, 63, former Canadian minister to the United States and to Japan, died here today after a long illness. Sir Herbert, Canada’s first minister in Japan, became minister to Washington October 20, 1936. 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