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The Wilmington morning star. [volume] (Wilmington, N.C.) 1909-1990, March 21, 1940, Image 2

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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.
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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. The law also provides for state
mediation when requested by both
sides in a labor dispute.
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