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Served by Leased Wire of the i ASSOCIATED PBESS [ With Compleie Coverage of j Stale and National News j i ESTABLISHED 1867* 2 2 " xxx XXX MUfrund To Superior Court v^dSM'2- -*——-*.._ ^ ^ ‘Iron Lung’ Here The other ten charges, including all seven of the worthless check counts, were disposed of through directed verdicts of not guilty or through want of probable cause. Four Cases The four cases in which probable cause was found were: Charles AY. Reisz, affiant in a charge alleging that Saunders de frauded him of $100 in cash. Edna Mae Lewis, who charged that the defendant defrauded her of $30. Rollin B. Roykoff, who alleged that Saunders cheated him of $100. Mrs. H. E. Braswell, who charged the accused man defrauded her of $10. Saunders, who pleaded not guilty :o all the charges, was returned to jail last mgnt in aerauit or cona. He has been held since first ar- l rested about two weeks ago. All the worthless check charges tvere found incompetent due to the fact that the defendant proved that it the time he wrote the checks :here were sufficient funds in the bank to cover their face value. v However the affiants testified that ivhen the checks reached the bank :he account had been closed or were s returned marked “insufficient funds." n The court ruled that it is only f; accessary to have funds in the bank (Continued on Page Three; Col. 1) ° WEATHER ° " n FORECAST h Nortli Carolina: Mostly cloudy and lightly colder Wednesday with rain in b !a s t portion Wednesday morning; I ll'.ursday generally fair, rising tern- f Jerature in west and central portions. ^ (Meteorological data for the 24 hours b "'ling 7:30 p. m. yesterday). Temperature „ 1;o0 a._ m. 49; 7:30 a. m. 55; 1:30 p. >• Mj: < :30 p. m. 02; maximum 69; s inium 40; mean 58; normal 47. v , Humidity a 1::.0 a. m. 94; 7:30 a. m. 98; 1:30 p. n- '< I 7:30 p. m.,83. 0 ... i * Precipitation ii AOnarnf0T v24 hours ending 7:30 p. y h^4.x! ; total since first of q ■he month. 0.04 inches. s Tides For Todav f _ “£ 3:53a ° Hasonboro Inlet - Vflte tl'loa f o 7:24p 1:22n v ‘pUIlri0s1e ,;Wa; sunset 5:48p; moon- r Jse o-21a; moonset 5:29p. ^ -'Se.XlS Stag6 8t F85" s lVIC-rr,.. ' ' * iVpathft.. V ' J” eopuary 6. — (IP) — lire nwi records of tempera- / „„ f d rainfaU for the 24 hours end- ' Towinn-'o?" 1,1 ,he l,rinoipal cotton Station8 as and elst'vi>cre: 1 Uneni - . High low Prec. I uS. °Ydy,- 32 30 0.00 I ItlanVi ’„iCl“!,dy - fi0 43 0-04 B &>uay - 03 43 0.36 jirminli C ty’ tog — 42 36 0.07 3o«toJsh«w;cloudy - 59 47 2-2e Buffalo - 39 25 °-°» 33 S aol , :;“I■><.%- 8 a a1 a “ a s tea? 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Portland, Me’»,f,a!n - 56 49 1.90 4 Piclo.ioiul, rain " 5? 22 0.02 I § IS J8 ? a as* ®^,0£r— 99 5I o:oo ; y^hiugtor, f’dy — 43 42 2.12 1 ,i,lsto“; «iSufljr"z 69 S S82 < 4 This giant “iron lung” or respirator, placed in t ie lobby of the postoffice for public inspection simul taneously with the formal opening of the campaign by the Civitan club to raise funds for the purchase oi a similar machine yesterday, drew hundreds of persons who paused for a brief look at this miracle o! modern science. .The machine, built by the J. H. Emerson company of Cambridge, Mass., is for infantile paralysis sufferers, and has been placed here as a model of the one which the Civitan club hopes to pur chase. Those shown in the above picture are, left to right: B. V. Sunofsk.v, of the postoffice department; Julien K. Taylor, Jr., president of the Civitan club; Frances Pettigrew, Bulluck hospital nurse; Samuel E. Loftin, attorney; J. C. Wessell, Jr., a member of the “Iron lung” committee; Mary Ramey, Bulluct hospital nurse; and an interested passerby. -------4- _ r wenty-EightGGBoxers Move To Meet’s Finals iREAT BATTLE STAGED lane Winters, Of Raleigh, And Vance “Red” Beard Keep Fans In Uproar Twenty-eight lads who are handy ith the mitts will be seeking cham ionships at the New Hanover high ihool tonight at 8 o’clock as the nest Golden Gloves tourney Wil lington has ever had goes into the nal night. The finals come as a fitting imax to the first two nights of mapping in which Wilmington ms saw such fighting as has ever been offered here before. Last night one of the best, If ot the best, fights ever staged ere kept the fans on their feet owling .from the second round on. : was the bout between Zane Win „ C r* 1 r-.; r, ,1 rJ ” eard, the colorful fights of Lum erton. The battle began on even terms, ith Red taking the edge in the icond round. But the third round as a slugfest beyond description nd in that Winters was able to dtpoint his colorful opponent. Fred Barnhill, of Wilmington, on a decision over Robert Jack in, of Lumberton, in the final ght of the night, a 176 pound pen class affair. The boys fought hard during the rst and when they hit, they hit ith considerable force. Jackson ipeatedly put his left into Barn ill’s face. Barnhill loosed his . left in the ;cond and was much more effec ve than in the first. Time and Continued on Page Three; Col. 4) ENGINEERS OPPOSE LUMBER RIVER JOB Jnfavorable Report Given On Proposed Flood Con trol Work On Stream The South Atlantic division of the T. S. army engineers has reported mfavorably on the proposed im irovements for flood control work n the Lumber river in North and louth Carolina, Colonel Jarvis J, Jain, of Richmond, Va., division ngineer, announced yesterday. In a statement issued for the ublic. Col. Bain said that “the prin ipal grounds upon which the ad erse conclusions are based are hat the amount of flood damages revented by any practicable plan f improvement will not justify he cost.’’ A report on the proposed flood ontrol work was authorized in the 'lood Control act of August 11, Continued on Page Three; Col. 2) X-Ray Shows Register Suffered Broken Back An x-ray examination yester day at James Walker Memorial hospital revealed that Captain H. L. Register, of the city fire department, who was injured Friday, is suffering from a broken vertebrae sustained in the accident, Fire Chief J. Ludie Crooin said last night. Capt. Register was injured when the roof of a porch at a house dt 110 South 12th street, collapsed while firemen were battling a blaze. He is expected to be con fined to the hospital for the next six weeks. CLOTHING STORE DAMAGED BY FIRE Flames Eat Through Part Of Hoggard-Bowden Es tablishment Here Fire of undetermined origin caused considerable damage to the Hoggard-Bowden clothing store at 18 Market street early yesterday morning, Fire Chief J. Ludie Croom reported. Smoke from the fire caused slight damage to the Finkelstein clothing store on South Front street, he said. Damage was unestimated, but it was thought that it might run rather high as both the stock and building were damaged. Chief Croom said that the cause of the fire has not yet been determined. The blaze originated on the lower floor through a partition dividing the rear and retail sections of the structure and swept to the upper floor and the roof through the ele vator shaft, Fire Chief Croom said. Firemen, answering the alarm at S:02 o’clock yesterday morning from (Continued on Page Three; Col. 3) CIVITANS START IRON LUNG DRIVI Club WilL Seek Funds T< Purchase Machine For Use By Wilmingtonians The Civitan club yesterday open ed its campaign for funds to pui chase an “iron lung" for Wilming ton and one of the giant respirator was placed in the lobby of the post office for inspection by the public. The chest of a waxen blonde within the confines of the stee cylinder, slowly rose and fell witl the drive of the leather bellows Busy men and women halted at ruptly at the sight of the greei mechanism and when not rapidl: questioning Dr. Berne, the attend ant, watched its operations, witl amazement. In its campaign, the Civitan clul plans to raise money for the pur chase of the mechanical lung o: respirator, the machine to be givei to the people of Wilmington upoi .securing the necessary funds. The “iron lung” now on display a the postoffice was created and buil by the J. H. Emerson company o: Cambridge. Mass., and was design ed primarily for use in polio or in fantile paralysis treatment'. Vic tims of infantile paralysis are plac ed in the lung to assist them ir breathing, paralysis generally affect ing the chest muscles and as a con sequence halting the breathing, stat (Continued on Page Three; Col. 7] Finn Airmen BombMassive Soviet Force Attack Troops After Red Drives Against Manner heim Line Repelled USE NEW TECHNIQUE Campfires Of Russian Sol diers Form Perfect Tar gets For Aviators HELSINKI, Feb. 6.—Guided by the snow-reflected glare of hun dreds of campfires, Finnish war planes tonight bombed massive Red army infantry concentrations before the Mannerheim line after repelling Soviet tanks and manpower which broke five times in futile assault against a single Finnish base. This new technique of “blitz” at tack—swift, brief and deadly—by the Finnish air force was begun last night, and was resumed after the early twilight fell today. Fires Aid Airmen Couriers from the front lines said the campfires of the Soviet attackers were the key to success of the raids. They explained that the Russians had massed great numbers of infan trymen in the Summa sector, 20 l miles south of the Finnish held city of Viipuri, without adequate provis • ion for shelter against the cold and that the troops were forced to, shiver, about open fires in order to keep I from freezing. These fires made splendid targets for the Finnish bombers. Other, farther - ranging planes meantime bombed Soviet troop columns with increasing frequency. A Finnish officer returning from the Mannerheim line area of the Karelian isthmus said the ' Summa • front, about 11 miles long between i Muolaajarvi and Hatjanlahti, had . suffered the most violent artillery bombardment of the war. “The area is as full of shell cra j ters as any part of the western front i (Continued on Page Three; Col. 6) BROWDER BEATEN IN SPECIAL VOTE > ' M. Michael Edelstein, Tam many Democrat, Wins Race For Congress NEW YORK, Feb. 6.—(.T>—Earl Browder, the American communist leader under a four-year federal prison sentence, was overwhelming ly defeated for congress today in a special election in which for two reasons he had no right to vote. The winner was M. Michael Edel stein, a Tammany democrat who (Continued on Page Three; Col. 3) State Witnesses Testify In Gaston Norris’ Trial WHITEV ILE, Feb. 6.—The prose cution this afternoon began the pre sentation of evidence which it con tends should send Gaston. Norris 25-year-old Columbus farmer, to th< gas chamber for the double slayins on December 5 of Frank McPher son and Garland Burroughs, in th< Lebanon section of the county. Trial of the case began this morn ing at 10:30 o'clock and the morn ing session and part of this after noon was taken up with the selec ■ tion of the twelve men who are to decide the fate of Norris. Actual presentation of testimony began at 3:20 o’clock. Twenty-one witnesses were sworn for the state. And when court ad journed this afternoon, five of them 1 had been on the stand. Coroner J. D. Sikes, and A. D. Peacock, the undertaker who pre pared the bodies for burial, were the (Continued on Page Three; Col. 2) Waits For Stork In Iron Lung Stricken with infantile paralysis, Mrs. Grace Volkman, (?4 year-old expectant mother, is confined to iron lung at Minneapolis, Minn., while she awaits the arrival of her baby. SMITH WILL NOT ENTER N. C. RACE Raleigh Attorney Announ ces He Will Not Be Can didate For Governor RALEIGH. Feb. 6.— <d>) —Willis Smith, Raleigh attorney, announced tonight he would not be a candidate for the. democratic gubernatorial nomination in the May primary. He was the fifth to withdraw from the race after having: been mentioned as a possible candidate. In a formal statement he said he had “reached the conclusion that I should not at this time abandon my business and professional contacts and neglect my personal associa tions to enter this race.” Of all prominently regarded po tential candidates, only William Fenner of Rocky Mount has not de clared himself. There are six announced candi dates—J. M. Broughton of Raleigh, Mayor Thomas E. Cooper of Wil mington, Paul D. Grady of Kenly, L. L. Gravely of Rocky Mount, Lt. ijov. w. f. norcon oi jruisooro, and Revenue Commissioner A. J. Maxwell. Pour cithers previously had with drawn from the race—State Treasu rer Charles M. Johnson, who will seek re-nomination to his present office; Horace E. Stacy of Lumber ton, who will run for the state sen ate; Dr. Clarence Poe, Raleigh farm leader; and D. L. Ward, speak er of the 1939 state house of repre sentatives. “Six North Carolinians have now announced their candidacy for nom ination in the democratic primary for the governorship of North Caro lina,” Smith’s statement said. “All of these are personal ac quaintances of mine, tvith whom I have had most- cordial relations for nany years. The' number of these contestants makes very certain a second primary, and the prospect cf two primaries and one general election means a severe strain both Continued on Page Three; Col. 6) PELLEY APPEARS, BLASTS IDEA HE AND DIES HAD UNDER-THE-TABLE AGREEMENT S __ WASHINGTON, Feb. 6—(/P) — William Dudley P e 11 e y, goateed fuehrer of the Silver Shirt Legion, appeared drama tcally out of the nowhere to day to explode any idea that he and Rep. Martin Dies of T>xas had an under-the-table agreement. ,ong a will o’ the wisp to in vestigators working for Dies’ con mittee on un-American ac tivit ies, P e 11 e y nonchanantiy showed lip on Capitol Hill and bran led the now - notorious “Pellt'y Letters” as rank for geries. These letters, signed with the name “Pelley,” had predicted Dies would not go out ot his way to call Pelley for questioning. “None of those letters were written by me, or signed by me,” Pelley informed a house rules sub-committee. “I don’t know anything about them.” “Pm giving Martin Dies an absolutely clean bill of health,” he told reporters. “I admire the work he’s done.” Then, in rapid-fire sequence, the following events occurred: David Mayne of Washington, former aide of Pelley’s, blandly asserted before the subcommit tee that he manufactured the letters “right out of the clear air.” He had previously said that his motive was to put foes of the Dies committee “out on a limb” hy turning the letters over to them. Rep. Hook (D-Mich), a fiery critic of Dies’ methods and the man who started the whole public rumpus by putting the letters into the Congressional Record, finally acknowledged that they were the “figment of somebody’s imagination”. He got up in the house, withdrew ( the letters from the Record, and proclaimed that he “wouldn’t be too small to ex tend my apologies to anybody.” Down in Asheville, N. C., Sheriff Laurence E. Brown des patched telegrams to the Wash ington, D. C., police, the Fed eral Bureau of Investigation and the Dies committee asking that Pelley be held for him. Pelley was convicted in 1935 of violating the state “Blue Sky” securities law, and a superior court judge has accused him of Continued on Page Three'; Col. 4) ; HUDSON’S BODY IS DISCO VERED BY SEARCHERS ■ » Haynes Asserts New Deal’s Spending Is ‘National Disgrace’ WINSTON-SALEM, Feb. 6.— —Robert M. Haynes, of Win ston-Salem, president of the American Bankers association, said in an address here today that the New Deal spending was “a national disgrace,” and could end only in “national bank ruptcy of all the principles we now hold dear.” Haynes made it clear that he was not speaking as president of the bankers’ organization but was merely expressing his personal views. He said that although he had always been a democrat he was opposed to a third term for President Roosevelt. MALIAN PLANES SENT TO FINLAND Warcraft, Refused Transit Through Germany, Ship ped By Way Of France PARIS, Feb. 6.—UP)—Fifty car loads of Italian-mdae warplanes, destined for Finland and first re fused transit through Germany, will reach the Finns after all—by way of France. The disclosure that the shipment had been rerouted through France was made today as a campaign for large-scale allied military aid for the Finns picked up momentum in parliament. Sources close to the government said the badly-needed planes were halted in Germany and sent back to Italy before Italy picked out the French route. (Authorized Nazi sources in Ber lin confirmed on Jan. S that Ger many had refused to handle the planes. ^Russia, they asserted, would have objected violently. Hence Ger many deemed it expedient to refuse uaiifiii cua a. aicano ui yn;yciuiii0 "extension of the war area.) Premier Daladier’s own radical socialist party meanwhile called upon the French government to give Finland all the help needed to "fight and win” against Russia. This action, which coincided with press demands, was taken amidst indications of more and more allied help for the Finns. War materials already are on the way and Britain and France have at their commnd surplus mnpower, such as the Polish army-in-exile, which might be used to bolster the little republic in the north. The Polish army has been in training in France. ( Several hun dred Polish fliers already have vol unteered for service in Finland. The definite defeat of the Soviet aggression aaginst Finland will hurt our enemies in their military power as well as in prestige,”, a radical-socialist resolution declared. “If aid is going to be given to Finland in the spirit of saving her,” the newspaper L’Ordre said, "it will be necessary to act with very great speed.” SAMPSON VETERAN CLAIMED BY DEATH Rev. Redden Honeycut Dies i At Home Near Clinton At Age Of 93 CLINTON, Feb. 6. — The Rev. Redden Honeycutt, 93, , Sampson county's last surviving veteran of the War Between the States, died at his home here early tonight following an illness of about two weeks. He was taken to the Highsmith hospital in Fayetteville some time igo for treatment but had been returned home a few days ago. The Rev. Mr. Honeycutt had jeen in the Baptist ministry in Sampson county for many years ind lived on the farm near here, vhich he purchased at the close 3f the War Between the States. Active .until his recent illness, he vas a colorful figure in Clinton ind was well-known throughout his section. Several children and grandchil Iren survive. Funeral arrangements lad not been completed tonight, si WAS SEAFOOD DEALER Pocket Of Recluse, Who Usually Carried Consid erable Money, Rifled suspect is jailed; Jury Impaneled By Coronef Pope; Funeral Services To Be Held Today HAMPSTEAD, Feb. 6. — W. A, (Bill) Hudson, 69-year-old recluse, who made his living selling fish, was found shot to death from a shotgun blast in some woods at the rear of his home near here today. He had been missing from home since Saturday. Discovery of the body was made by Sheriff Jack Brown, of Pender county, and a party of local men who had organized for a search, Hudson had apparently been dead for two or three days. Shot in Chest Sheriff Brown said the body was discovered lying in a clump of bushes about 100 yards from the house. A blast from a shotgun had taken effect in his right chest. Hudson, a bachelor, had lived alone for many years. Sheriff Brown said that neighbors told him that he usually carried a large amount of money on his person in two pocketbooks. His pockets had been rifled and all money taken, leading officers to believe that robbery was the sole motive for the slaying. Noth ing had been disturbed a,t the bouse, Sheriff Brown said. It was not known, he said, whether Hud son kept any money at his house or not. One suspect, whose Identity was undisclosed, was being held in jail at Burgaw tonight for questioning in connection with the case. Sher iff Brown said that he was contin uing the investigation. A jury was impaneled this after noon by Coroner M. O. Pope to (Continued on Page Three; Col. 3) GOEBBELS WARNS OF HARD WARFARE Says Settling Of Accounts With Enemies ‘Will Be No Child's Play' _^_ PURLIN, Feb.' f).—(/P)—Propaganda Mi.“ster Paul Joseph Goebbels in an ddress to subordinates tonight warn ed that settling accounts with the western powers “will be no child s play-” , Hut the German people, he said, are convinced that “this time there will be a final big decision with the states which are trying to eliminate Germany as a power factor.” Goebbels said the German people are confident that it is a superior Reich which faces today’s issue. "Germany has taken note of the will of its enemies, which is to crush Germany once and for ail, Goebbels said. “Calmly, with sober determi (Continued on Page Three; Col. 7) I’ll Carry Your “For Rent” Sign To 50,000 Star-News Readers For the amount of money per day which you lose by having a vacancy I can deliver your for rent message to the 50,000 Star and News readers. Call me at 2800 and put me to work today and you’ll mor* than likely have a tenant by to morrow. Good houses, room* and apartments are in demand. To Start Your Want Ad Phone 2800 Charge If You Like :-yr.