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PLANNED HERE Southeastern North Carolina Producers To Gather At Jacksonville A poultry short course tor poul trymen In Southeastern North Carolina will be held Monday in the auditorium of the agricultural build ing in Jacksonville. Poultryrnen from the following seven counties are planning to at tend; Carteret, Duplin, Jones, Le noir, New Hanover, Pender and Onslow. The New Hanover delegation will include: R. W. Galphin, county farm agent; James P. Herring, agent at large; Mrs. C. O. Lessen, W. L. Dunham, and Mrs. L. A. Co vil. Other poultryrnen in the Wil mington section interested in at tending the short course and de siring transportation are urged to communicate during the week-end v/ith either Galphin or Herring. The program will include dscus sions by the following poultry spec ialists from the extension service of the North Carolina State college in P.aleigh; C. F. Parrish, C. J. Mau pin, T. T. Brown, and H. C. Gauger. The short course will open at S:45 o’clock in the morning and close at 2:30 o’clock in the after noon, according to the host Onslow county officials, Miss Ruth B. Rhyne, home demonstration agent, and Hugh Overstreet, county farm agent. Prizes will be awarded in the egg show for both white and brown eggs and the judges report that o..e dozen eggs will constitute an exhibit at the short course. 10 YOUNG MEN JOIN ARMY HERE Ten young men from Southeast ern North Carolina enlisted for service with army units in Hawaii, Panama, and Camp Jackson, S. C.. during the past week at the Wil mington district office of the army recruiting service, Sergeant S. W. D. Bennett, local recruiting offi cer, reported. They included: Ray F. Dixon, 28, who guardian Is Edmon Dixon, of Wallace, infantry in Hawaii; Ralph E. Woodell, 26, son of EliaB Wood ell, of Duplin, engineer corps at Camp Jackson, S. C. William A. Hamilton 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Hamilton, of route four, Whiteville, coast artil lery in Panama; William O. Grisset, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allcrd Gris gett, of route one, Shallotte, coast artillery in Panama. Zeb V. Burney, 21, whose guard ian is Ralph W. Burney, of White ville, coast artillery in Hawaii; David B. Wallace, Jr., 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. David B. Wallace, Sr., of route one Wallace, engineer corps In Hawaii. John D. Parks, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. David A. Parks, of route one, Council, field artillery in Panama: Ira A. Ezzell, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Ezzell, of route one, Kerr, air corps in Panama. Justus M. Sistrunk, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Sistrunk, of 400 Giace street, air cores in Ha waii; and Bryant S. Matthis, 2o, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bryant N. Matthis, of route two, Clinton, coast artillery in Hawaii. They were transferred to the army recruit training centers at Camp Jackson, S. C. Fort Bragg, an 1 I'crt Moultrie, S. C-, ror pre liminary training prior to asrlgn ment to their posts for three years of stl vice. Compensation Receipts Exceed 32 Millions Receipts of the North Carolina Unemployment Compensation fund through February 2 reached a total of $32,112,105.24, the Wilmington of fice of the North Carolina State Employment service reported yes terday. The total Included $31,428,143.71 In contributions on employer pay rolls and $683,961.53 in Interest on the balance on deposit in the U. S treasury. Benefits to unemployed workers In North Carolina for the two years of 1938 and 1939 and through February 2 amounted to $12,919, 068.78, which ieaves a balance in the state fund of $19,193,036.46. The Wilmington office of the NCSES pointed out that this bal ance is divided between the “pocled" fund and the employer individual account funds. Demonstration Clubs Will Meet This Week The schedule of New Hanover county home demonstration club meetings during the week was an nounced yesterday by Miss Ann Ma son, home demonstration agent, as follows: Monday, South Wilmington with Miss Doris Landen; Tuesday, Mur raysvllle; Wednesday, Masonboro; Thursday, home maker’s club and East Wilmington; Friday, leader’s school on clothing; and Saturday, leader’s school for service clubs and 4-H club girls. CANDIDATE RALEIGH, Feb. 10—CP>— L. A. Martin of Lexington today paid his $7 fee for filing with the state elec tions board as a candidate for demo cratic nomination for lieutenant-gov ernor. One other candidate, R. L. Harris, of Roxboro, had filed prev iously. fl( NEW SPORTS PLANT, BUILT DURING DECADE, PROVES AN ASSET ;___._____ During the past decade New Hanover county, the American Legion and the WPA have erected one of the finest sports places in the south just south of the city. Known as Legion field, the construction program was completed during the past year. There are great possibilities at this fine sports plant' which progressive Wilmingtonians are hoping will be developed. (Staff Photo from plane of Pennington Flying Service.) ‘Box Score1 Of Sea War (By The Associated Press) The following “box score” lists sea warfare losses reported during j the 23rd week of the war, from Feb. 4 to Feb. 10, inclusive: Nation -Sunk By Subs Other Planes Causes Or Known Warships Mines Unknown Tonnage Iiead Britain _- 6 3 0 29,770 63x Denmark __ 0 0 0 Ixx Norway __- 10 1 2,016 4 Greece __ 0 0 1 5,085 0 France ___ 0 1 0 2,156 0 Sweden __ 1 0 1 2,058 21 Estonia __ 0 1 0 1,421 3 Totals __- 8 5 3 42,506 S4xxx Previously reported_146 108 117 1,250,201 3,241 Grand Totals -.-146 113 120 1,292,767 3,335 x—Includes seven deaths on two ships damaged but not sunk, xx—One death aboard ship damaged but not sunk, xxx—Includes two unidentified bodies washed ashore near Lisbon. Eighty others missing and believed lost. Ship losses by nations: Britain 182 (includes 22 naval vessels). France 17. Germany 35 (in cludes 5 naval vessels). Others 145. Total. 379. 16 ‘Iron Lungs’ Used In 5. C. ‘Polio’ Epidemic Last Summer - W The “Iron Lung,” which the Wilmington Civitan club is seeking to purchase through popular sub scription, proved a valuable aid to Physicians during the infantile paralysis epidemic in South Caro lina last summer. Fifty-five of the 483 cases of in fantile paralysis were of the bulba or respiratory type and were treat ed in an "iron lung.” ■ Fifty of these cases recovered and many cases returned to school. Sixteen "iron lungs” were purchas ed in South Carolina during the epidemic last summer and a dozen additional machines were loaned to various localities. The "iron lung” will be on dis play through Monday in the main lobby of the postoffice building and will be removed on Tuesday morn ing to the James Walker Memorial hospital. All persons in the city who have not seen it and who desire to glimpse the machine which is to be purchased for use in Wilming ton were urged to view it tomor row in the postoffice lobby. The "iron lung” is used for the treatment of infantile paralysis, drowning victims, shock, poisoning, and a number of other afflictions. The Wilmington Civitan club has launched a campaign to raise funds to purchase the respirator for use locally. Residents of the Wilmington sec tion are urged to make their con tributions now to the drive which is being wagisd to raise funds for the purchase of the "iron lung” which will be available to all per sons, rich or poor, without charge. All Cases Continued; Recorder Out Of City All cases scheduled for trial yes terday morning in recorder’s court were continued until Monday due to the absence of Judge Alton A. Lennon, who was out of the city on business. The defendants, their charges, and appearance bonds required were listed by C. L. (Tinkey) Myers, deputy clerk in charge of recorder’s court, as follows; W. R. Smith, reckless driving; Walter Sterlingj two counts of vio lations of the liquor laws, $500; Willie Bell, larceny and receiving, $200; Sam Jenkins, violations of the liquor laws, $300. James Lock, attempted highway robbery with the intent to kill, $1,000; and Rufus Keaton, assault with a deadly weapon, $400. Brunswick Tenant Unit Will Meet On Monday A meeting of the Brunswick county tenant purchase advisory committee will be held at 2 o’clock o- Monday afternoon at the coun ty farm agent’s office in Supply. W. M. Ginn, supervisor of the rural rehabilitation division, and Miss Milded McDonald, farm and home management supervisor, for the Farm Security administration in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, plan to attend. The committee, which includes A. Preston Henry, W. C. Gore, and James E. Gilbert, will discuss and pass on applications for tenant purchase and rural rehabilitation loans from the federal government for the purchase of land and farm essentials in Brunswick county dur ing the winter months. A Word For It HOLLYWOOD. Feb. 10.—OF) —The publicity boys, hard pressed for a word to “sell” that indefinable something which makes Lana Turner the current college boys, joy, come forth with "glex.” The originator, they say, is S. Sylvan Simon, director, who opines: “ ‘Glex’ isn’t glamour, in the accepted sense of the word. High school and college stu dents don't understand glam our. They might admire it, but it’s something to look at from a distance. On the other hand, it isn’t sex appeal. It's a happy combination of the two, with out baffling complexities.” So, girls, if you haven’t "it”, or “oomph,” maybe “glex” will fit. CREDIT COMPANY TO OPEN OFFICES William J. Vann To Be Man ager Of Commercial Credit Co. Branch Arthur P u e, vice-president oi Commercial Credit company, com mercial bankers, announces today the opening of their Wilmington office at 1015 Murcison building. William J. Vann will be manager in charge. It was said the opening of the office was caused by the desire ol Commercial Credit company tc further increase their facilities tc the people of Wilmington. This company has served this vicinity for many years assisting their clientele in the purchasing of auto mobiles, household equipment and many other forms of merchandise. Commercial Credit company is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, financial institutions of its kind having been in business since 1912, This company started with a small force until now they maintain a personnel of some 4,000 persons scattered over the United States and Canada in approximately 300 offices. They maintain a complete financing service. Vann comes to Wilmington with many years of experience with Com mercial Credit company having been more recently assistant manager of their Raleigh office. He is enthused over the possibilities of this new office and assures his many friends in this territory of his desire to serve them. ROBESON B. AND L. • LUMBERTON, Feb. 10—Report ing assets totaling $142,417 an in crease of $31,090 over the previous year, Secretary - Treasurer B. G. French, of the Robeson Building and Loan association, reported the “lar gest yearly gain in history” at a stockholders meeting Thursday. TRAFFIC LIGHTS LUMBERTON, Feb. 10—Purchase of three new traffic signal lights at a cost of $989 has just been made by a special committee appointed by the town board to study traffic reg ulation problems in Lumbertcn. Their installation will bring the num ber here to five. State College Expert To Conduct Class Here Miss Julia Mclva, assistant cloth ing specialist, extension service of the North Carolina State college in Raleigh, will conduct a leaders sch ol for clothing leaders on Friday morn ing, February 16, at the office of Miss Ann Mason, home demonstra tion agent, in the customhouse. Clothing project leaders o' New Hanover county home demonstration clubs and other interested women in the Wilmington section are invited to witness the demonstration on “The Foundation Garment.” Miss Mclva will also meet with r.ll service and 4-H club girls on Sat urday morning, February 17, and will give a demonstration on "The Young Girl’s Clothing.’’ ENDORSED LUMBEP.TON, Feb. 10— Past President V. D. Baker of the Lum berton Rotary club has received a vote of endorsement from his‘ fel low members for the 188th district govern' ship, and a committee has begun lormulating plans for a cam ! paign on his behalf. FARM SECURITY SESSION PLANNED Officials In This District To Attend Meet In Golds boro Soon Farm Security administration of ficials will conduct a Southeastern North Carolina district conference in Goldsboro on Tuesday and Wed nesday, February 13 and 14. W. M. Ginn, supervisor for the rural rehabilitation division, and Miss Mildred McDonald, farm and home management supervisor, for the FSA in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, are among those from the Wilmington section plan ning to attend. Vance E. Swift, of Raleigh, state director of the FSA, announces that the conference will be attended by county rural rehabilitation and home management supervisors, as sistant supervisors, and administra tive officials from throughout Southeastern North Carolina. H. D. McLawhom and A. K. Robertson, Jr. of Goldsboro, dis trict supervisors for FSA programs in the southeastern section of the state, will lead discussions on the following major conference topics: Review of progress made to date with rural rehabilitation and ten ant purchase families, together with farm debt adjustment prob lems, community service loans and medical care programs. Outstanding problems and obsta cles encountered in administration of E6A programs in the district, plans for making the U. S. depart ment of agriculture conservation programs effective, including mini mum standards for the conserva tion of land and human resources. The southeastern district FSA conference will also consider plans for the making of FSA programs WRONG UNION HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 10— OP) —Sixty chesty sailors stand pois ed to start scrubbing the deck of a battleship, safely anchored on a sound stage. But Director Allan Dwan steps out with an order to clean the decks behind the bluejack ets, making it appear scrubbed. A small assistant propmaa goes to work with a broom. "Come on come on,” frets Dwan. “We're wasting money.” The prop man puts on speed, while the 60 sailors stand by, leaning hard on their brooms and offering advice. They couldn’t help if they wanted to. They don’t blong to the right union. Local U.C.C. Workers Passed *Merit* Tests The personnel of the Wilmington office of the North Carolina Unem ployment Compensation commission is not affected by the recent ruli:.g that merit examinations will be re quired for employes who did not take or failed to pass the tests a year ago. Maurice H. Moore, manager, said yesterday. The entire personnel at Wilming ton office totaling nine and including two at the colored branch office took, passed, and qualified for their pres ent positions in the merit examina tions conducted over a year ago, Moore said. THROWN OUT KANSAS CITY, Feb. 10—UPi—An indictment charging A. L. Darby, city finance director, with false dis bursement of water department funds was thrown out of circuit court today. available to a larger number of needy, low income, but industrious farmers throughout the district. Fertilizer Problems To BeJdkeiThu^ A discussion -f -__ problems wiii fe • Thursday. Fehrua- •: ? : ville, under the ?- . extension servi.e - v. " lina State college - r - . ** t * Dr. L. G. :r . New Hanover : • . ‘ * —a nn c_ oratory; r. w. c- .. . ^ farm agent; ar.c '' county farm ag‘rt -• .. planning to attend. ’~‘=“ *1 Farmers of the tv ~_ tion who are interes-• -V.'~ 11 • the meeting and ft- - . ; tion are urged to Galphin or Her--^ ~ ' ' ' coming week. = A ADVERTISKMEVt Would YOU Like To Lose 15 Lbs Of FAT? Then Read This and Get Busy; How would you like to « • i harmlessly lose some o- : fat in a few weeks? 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CONTINGENCY AND SURPLUS INCREASE Contingency funds, surplus, and capital now total $6,300,000—a new high mark in funds set aside for additional protection of policyholders and beneficiaries. POLICY BENEFITS TOTAL $6,350,000 Jefferson Stan dard paid pol icyholders and beneficiaries $6, 350,000 in pol icy benefits dur ing 1939. One hundred eleven million, eight hundred thousand dollars paid policyhold ers and beneficiaries since founding of the Company in 1907. 5% PAID ON TRUST FUNDS In 1939, as in every year since organization, \ve paid 5% interest on funds held in trust for policyholders and beneficiaries_No Change In This Rate In 1940, SPLENDID INTEREST RATE The rate of interest earned on invested assets for 1939 was 5.1%. Jefferson Stan dard leads all major life insurance com panies in the United States in the rate of interest earned on invested assets. NEW INSURANCE SALES UP $48,000,000 new life insurance was pur chased last year—5% increase over 1938. $400,000,000 IN FORCE Jefferson Standard policyholders own life insurance amounting to $402,500,000 — new high mark in life insurance in force. \GENTS CAREFULLY SELECTED AND TRAINED The public needs the services of the i well informed s life insurance ? agent. The Jeffer- ^ son Standard se- 4 lects men and women best suit ed to the work, and the Company has a training program which gives the agent a full knowledge of life insurance and the methods of fitting it to the needs of the buyer. Consult a Jefferson Standard agent when you buy more life insurance. FINANCIAL STATEMENT • DECEMBER 31, 1939 JEFFERSON STANDARD LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY ASSETS Cash..$ 738,280 Bonds: United States Government. 277,284 State, County and Municipal_ 4,014,742 Other Bonds and Stocks_....... 12,182,352 Bonds carried on amortised basis. Listed securities at market values as of De cember 31, 1939. First Mortgage Loans.__ 44,713,727 On farm property $6,386,639, on city property $38,327,088. Real Estate_ 4,196,320 This includes our seventeen-story Home Office Building. Loans to Our Policyholders_ 13,858,502 Fully secured by the cash values of policies. Premium Loans and Liens...:_ 4,014,953 Fully secured by the cash values of policies. Investment Income in Course of Col* lection-- 905,522 Premiums in Course of Collection... 2,494,500 All Other Assets.. 104,359 LIABILITIES POLICY RESERVES.__...$ 73,418,070 inis amount represents the reserve re quired by law to assure prompt pay ment of policy obligations. Reserve for Policy Claims_ 420,910 Claims in course of settlement on which proofs have not been received. Reserve for Taxes_ 463,800 Premiums and Interest Paid in Ad vance- 841,795 Policy Proceeds Left with Company.. 5,016,395 Dividends for Policyholders.... 796,798 Reserve fer All Other Liabilities._ 242,773 Liabilities.. $ 81,200,541 Contingency Reserve.$1,300,000 A l sad to take care of con tingencies, depreciation on real estate and invest ment fluctuations. Capital.. 2,000,000 Surplus Unassigned_ 3,000,000 Total Surplus Funds for Additional Protection of Policyholders.$ 6,300,000 Total.$ 87,500,541 EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA DIRECTORS jy* p- ®r* Selby Anderson Tarboro, N. C. Wilson, N> c. HARVEY B. JOHNSON, C. L. U. 314 Murchison Bldg, Wilmington, N. C.