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CITY WILL SELL
LAND AT AUCTION J. W. Jackson Plans To Erect New Plant On Dawson Street Site A narrow strip of property on the northern side of Dawson street, Trom 18th street to the railroad, will be sold by the city commis sioners, the city board decided at its meeting yesterday J. W. Jackson, of J. W. Jackson Beverage company, who plans to build a bottling factory and storage warehouse on an adjacent piece of property, appeared before the city commissioners and through his at torney offered $300 for the land. The commissioners authorized City Commissioner of Public Works J. E. L- Wade to advertise the prop erty for sale at public auction. Mayor Thomas E. Cooper submit ted the report of the city building inspector for the month of Febru ary which showed a total building in the city during the month of $26,150. Of this $3,300 was for new residential building and $15,000 was for new non-residential building. Al terations and repairs to residences showed $5,225 and alterations and repairs to non-residences $2,625. A request from the mayor of Myr tle Beach for an appropriation to aid in the erection of Ocean High way signs was referred to Commis sioner of Finance W. Louis Fisher. Henry B. McKoy company, con tractors who are to erect the new theatre on North Front street, noti fied the commissioners by letter that the four-story building adjoining the Purcell building to the north has unstable walls which may fail out into the street when the Purcell building is torn down. The matter was referred to Mayor Cooper, who presented a report from the building inspector, fire chief and city engineer showing the building is, in their opinion also, dangerous. The mayor said he would notify the owners of the property of the dan ger and request them to remove the hazard. In discussing the matter it was brought out at the meeting the prop erty considered dangerous has re cently been sold and the new own ers intend removing it and erect ing a shoe store there. George Stearns asked the com missioners to appropriate $20 for an advertisement on the back of a fisherman’s almanac, 6,500 to 7,000 copies of which are io be distributed among fishermen. The matter was referred to Commissioner Fisher with power to act. The matter of purchasing furni ture for the council chamber was brought up by two salesmen and was referred to Commissioner Fish er with power to act. Wade reported numerous cracks in the cement floors in the recently renovated city hall and urged the contractors be made to make satis factory adjustments. The matter of purchasing stacks for the library was brought up again when Wade reported on a joint meeting of the county commission ers with himself and Fisher at which time the county agreed to appro priate half of the costs of the stacks if the city would include a similar amount in its budget for next year and the seller of the stacks would agree to wait until July for the uiuucy. I The city commissioners, having al ready agreed to give the matter “consideration" when they compile their budget for next year, took no further action today. The commissioners voted that rep resentatives of the city should at tend a joint meeting of the League of Municipalities, the County Com missioners association, and the Mu nicipal Employes' association, to be leld in Wallace today at 3:30 p.m. with a supper to be served tonight. The meeting was adjourned when Mayor Cooper was ordered to ap pear before the grand jury. Route of Fact-finding Florida Road Test I ^mr car* /fyO TUM Hi.t I < f ( < ] t t t 1 f 2 I * WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. 85% miles or asphalt-treated Florida lime rock road—extending west and north of here through Everglades, villages 1 and open range—serve as proving-track in scientific fact-hunt sponsored , by The Atlantic Refining Company. Each stock car in the test fleet aver- J ages more than 1000 miles daily to uncover important gasoline facts. (Advt.) , May Become Watch Tower It is understood that recommendations are being made for a full Coast Guard watch crew to serve from the great Cape Fear beacon, pictured above and overlooking Frying Pan Shoals, on Bald Head island. Photo shows only upper part of lighthouse, a giant sand dune shuts off view of lower half. (Photo by Keziah.) Bill To End Foreign Silver Buying By U. S. Passed By Committee WASHINGTON, March 20—!.T)— ?he senate banking committee to lay approved legislation to end the :overnment’s foreign silver pur hases by a margin which led even pponents of the bill to predict its >assage. Ignoring a personal plea by Secre ary Morgenthau for continuation of his phase of administration mone ary policy, the committee voted 14 o 4 in favor of a bill by Senator Oownsend (R-Del) to end the six ■ear-old program. Townsend, who has been cam laigning against foreign silver pur hases for 18 months, said he would eek senate action when the pend ng farm and trade agreements bills .-ere out of the way. Insurance Agents End School At Chapel Hill CHAPEL HILL. March 20—HP)— More than 300 insurance agents from all sections of the state—from Elizabeth City and Wilmington to Haywood and Mitchell counties — packed up their notes, examination papers and pencils when their school was dismissed here today-. S. G. Otstot, of Raielgh,'executive secretary of the association, pre sided over the school- He announced that the attendance for all lectures was 30 percent higher than it was last year. “No doubt about the school being an outstanding success,” he said. "The number passing their examina tions doubled that of last year and everyone seemed vitally interested in getting down to the hard work that was really necessary to pass the courses offered.’’ COOPER THANKED FOR AID ON BILL Bailey To Push Appropriation For Aid Of American Weed Farmers Mayor Thomas E. Cooper yester day received a letter from Senator Josiah W. Bailey, author of a bill to appropriate $50,000 for a’study of means of exploiting Latin Amer ican markets for the benefit of American tobacco growers, thank ing him for his support of the bill. The bill was introduced last week by Bailey after Cooper had suggest ed opening these markets to Ameri can trade as a means of off setting the loss of British buyers by North Carolina tobacco markets. “Thank you for your wire and Jet me say your prompt commenda tion is very greatly appreciated," Bailey wrote. "Since it appears that we may lose both the British and French markets for our tobacco, and have already lost the German market, it is in order that we shall seek to develop the South American mar ket. Perhaps we could hope to hold that if once we got it established. We buy a great deal of coffee from Brazil and a great deal of fruit and oil from Venezuela. Of course, we could not hope to develop the South American trade in a year. We must make a beginning and my bill is in tended to make that beginning as promptly as possible. “I am delighted to have your sup port and will appreciate it if you will commend the bill to our peo ple." NEGRO TEACHERS FAYETTEVILLE, March 20—(_£■) —The North Carolina Negro Teach ers association will hold its 50th an nual convention at the Fayetteville State Teachers college for negroes here Thursday through Saturday morning. Finch Is Appointed To Vocational Board RALEIGH, Marsh 20—(JO—Gov ernor Hoey today appointed T. Aus tin Pinch of Thomasville, to the state board of vocational education, to succeed Rueben Robertson, Jr., of Canton, who resigned because of business duties. Pinch, whose term will expire October 4, 1041, will represent dustry on the three-member board. Other members are H. G. Ashcraft of Mecklenburg county, represent ing agriculture, and Mrs. E. L. Mc Cullough of Elizabethtown, repre senting home economics. BILL SIGHED FRANKFORT, Ky., March 20. — OS’)—Gov. Keen Johnson, democrat, signed today an administration labor bill guaranteeing overtime pay for employes working seven days in any work week. It goes into effect June 12. 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