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Aerial Surveys Of This Sec
tion Will Be Made
This Week
Robert A. Smith, manager of the
airview department of Fairchild
Aerial Surveys, Inc., will be in Wil
mington until Wednesday of this
week making a series of aerial pho
tographs of Wilmington and envi
Rmitli, a native of England and
a Fellow in the Royal Photographic
society, plans to photograph W rights
ville Beach, work being done bj
the Wilmington Housing Authority,
and other places of interest through
out the area.
He plans to use a local plane m
all his picture taking expeditions,
although he is himself a pilot, hat -
ing logged 3,000 flying hours. He
was a Royal Air Force pilot during
the World war.
Smith said yesterday he plans to
take his pictures at heights rang
ing from 2,000 to 25,000 feet.
He may reached in Wilmington
at 610 Market street.
Varied Docket Heard
In Recorder’s Court
Joe A. Britt received sentences to
taling 21 months on the state high
ways when convicted yesterday in
recorder's court on charges of assault
with a deadly weapon on a female
and carrying a concealed weapon.
Britt drew IS months cn a charge
u2 assault with a deadly weapon e^d
three months on a charge of carry
ing a concealed weapon.
Judgement was accepted in the
case of Lee W crten, of 61l McRae
street, convicted on a charge of
violating the liquor laws, whose sen
tence was amended to read 15 months
in .iai' nste.il of 15 months on the
state highways._
\ better, safer way has been
created by the WPA-State High
way constructed 1,544-foot bridge
across New river at Snead’s Ferry
in Onslow county. Ferry boats plied
tiiis hazardous course for nearly a
century. More than 10.328 feet of
bridges have been built by WPA
in North Carolina.
Front street—part of the 822 miles
of streets improved by the labor
of North Carolina WPA workers.
Eight hours is a long time to a
dead lish. but not nearly so long as
eight minutes can lie in the life of
somebody in an airplane who doesn't
know quite where he is nor where
the nearest landing held might pro
vide reprieve ironi the threat of an
ailing motor. Eight hours for a fish
and eight minutes for a lost aviator
might very well reduce both to like
uselessness, fish too spoiled for eat
ing and aviator too dead, well, too
dead to eat.
Which, at just a glance, might ap
pear to have nothing at all to do
with the fact that, within the four
and a half years the Works Projects
j Administration has been at work on
! the matter, these time-hazards have
been mitigated, for fish and for fliers,
and for some dozens of thousands of
other people and things that have
tlieir being in North Carolina, where
work has touched transportation.
It isn’t circuitous at all. You set
out with a basic page or two o sta
tistics that, in this era of massive
totals, are not so tremendously im
pressive. perhaps. Y'et. you explore
the statistics, track them back to the
.artli from which they emanated in
the first place, and you get event
ually to these eight hours in the
history of a fish caught out of Core
Sound and to an aviator almost any- j
where who, for a crucial minute. I
doesn’t know where he is and who
needs very pressingly to find out.
l*ou start with two pages of sta- j
tistics, given as a report to North j
Carolina by WPA Administrator C.
C. McGinnis, about what the WPA
has done about transportation- You J
i read that it has. in four and a half !
years, built 7,827 miles of highways, ]
roads, and streets; that it has built
213 bridges; that it has built or im
| proved three thousand acres of air
| ports and laid down 443 roof-size
j signs pointing to where these fields
are; an 1 that it has dredged a har
bor and built a dock for fishermen.
All this, of course in addition to
other activities. The concern here
is about where the administration
has touched transportation.
If the accumulated total of 7.800
. miles is not so impressive in this era
of massive totals, it might be recall
ed instructively, that no longer ago
than IS years and three weeks to
morrow night, a since-deceased law
maker talked himself very red in the
face about a much lesser figure, al
most achieving for himself a stroke
of apoplexy when he contemplated
the total of 5 300 miles of dependable
roads provided for in the text of the
Connor -Roughton- Bowie Highway
Act, then ratified.
It was the belief of this law-maker
that the construction of to many
miles of road was an engineering
impossibility—even if so many m.les
of road could be built, there was no
need of them. It would be a sheer
waste of energy and of money. He
viewed the matter with wordy alarm,
and submitted amendments which
were voted down, though not unan
imously. Still, there were many who
agreed with him; North Carolina
| had no need of 5,500 miles of improv
j ed road. That was 19 years and 3
weeks ago
If anybody had suggested in the
course of debate on the 1921 highway
measure that within a decade and a
half, the State’s highway system
! would be lengthened to ten times
: the original mileage, and that sup
| plemental highway activity would
; be undertaking the modernization of
!a total road mileage 50 per cent in
excess the initial system-mileage—
i well, it begins to be pretty difficult
1 to imagine what would have hap
pened to the objector. Probably he
would not have survived the initial
i stages of the debate.
And surely he must have suc
| cumbed if anybody had suggested
that any governmental agency had
then proposed that landing fields be
provided for aerial traffic, and that
the tops of buildings should be con
verted into aerial sign-posts to direct
flying people, to orient them—and tc
make the eight-minute hiatus pro
visionally invoked at the beginnini
less likely to be the last eight min
utes in the life of a flying man.
Examined across the experience o
two decades since the State first be
ban to do something about its trans
portation problems and responsibili
ties, the achievements of the Worl
Projects Administration in trans
portation begins to loom a little big
ger, to attain in itself a sort of mas
siveness. After all, 7,800 miles o
roads is a lot of roads—and threi
thousand acres of landing fields is ;
lot of airport.
Local Employment Office Sends
Out $345,909 In Jobless Checks
The Wilmington office of the
North Carolina State Employment
service had delivered $345,509.67 in
cluded in 51,581 checks to unem
ployed or partially unemployed
workers in the counties of New
Hanover, Brunswick. Columbus, and
Pender in the past two years and
two months through February.
Maurice H. Moore, manager, said
In January the local NCSES of
fice delivered $4,833.02 included in
853 checks and in February 821
checks for $ 4.307.5S were distri
The local colored NCSES office
handled 17,806 checks for $92,818.36
in the two years and two months
of distribution, through February.
In January 783 checks for $2,646.99
were distributed, while in February
797 checks for $2,662.21 went to
colored claimants in the Wilming
ton section.
The 46 white NCSES offices, with
ten colored branches in as many
cities with large colored popula
tions, distributed 1,969,006 checks
for $13,204.11 in the same two
years and two months, less the
18,684 checks for $21,5,95.21 sent
to residents outside the state who
had previously accumulated reserves
in North Carolina.
Moore said the distribution for
January was 49,209 checks for
$285,382.35 and for February, it
was 59,775 checks for $308,145.51.
White offices serve the territory
outside the immediate area of the
colored offices in the ten centers
by means of itinerant services to
outlying points, the representatives
on these regular weekly trips hand
ling business for both white and
colored residents.
Benefit payments of $13,43G,933.S9
had gone to unemployed workers of
the state from January, 1938,
through March 20. Contributions
and interest on the state's balance
in the U. S. treasury amounted to
$33,149,830.03 through last Wednes
day, leaving a balance in the state
fund as of that day of $19,7122,
896. 14.
Local CCC Allotment
Announced By Hollis
New Hanover county has been al
lotted an April quota of 13 vacancies
for white boys and none for colored
boys in the current Civilian Conserv
ation Corps enlistment, J. R. Hollis,
public welfare superintendent, an
nounced yesterday.
The quota will be filled sometime
the first week in April and a definite
announcement as to the enlistment
dates will be made later, Hollis was
informed by T. L. Grier, supervisor
of CCC selection, state board of
charities and public welfare, Raleigh.
The vacancies will be filled by
those white boys of the city and
county whose applications are al
ready on file at the office of Holli3 in
the basement of the courthouse.
State Convention To Be Held
At Pinehurst On May
1 And 2
Speakers for the annual State Ro
tary Convention to be held at Pine
hurst May 1-2 were announced today
by Thomas R. Hood, of Dunn, con
vention secretary.
Approximately 1,000 Rotarians,
representing the 43 clubs in the
188th district, will attend the two
day convention, which will use as
its theme "Youth Service.” District
Goveri or A- V. Gibson, of Sanford
will preside.
Earl C. Napier, president of the
local club said today that he is ex
pecting a large numbe- of Wilming
ton Rotarians to attend.
Heading the list of speakers will
be Dr. Amos Squires, of Oswego,
New York, representative of Rotary
International; B. M. McKelway, of
Washington, D. C., editor of the
Washington Evening Star; and Peter
K- Ammons, of Scranton, Pa.
In addition, several prominent
North Carolina Rotarians, including
a number of past district governors,
will take part on the program. En
tertainment features will include:
golf, skeet, bridge, motor trips, mov
ies and other recreation.
A square dance will be held in
connection with the Governor’s Ba'i
the closing night, with a band from
West Jefferson, home of Rotary
President Ed Anderson, playing.
Registration for the conference
will begin Wednesday morning, May
1, followed by a business session.
Governor Gibson will deliver his an
nual address on Wednesday morn
ing, as the principal speaker.
McKelway will speak at the lun
cheon Wednesday; Emmons will
speak at the annual banquet Wed
nesday night, and Dr. Squires will
speak at the closing banquet, hon
oring the retiring governor, on
Thursday, May 2, at noon. Charlie
Phillips, of Greensboro, past district
governor, wih conduct a panel dis
cussion on youth problems.
A breakfast session will be held
Thursday morning for incoming
presiuent ana secretaries or tne
Hood said today that several
hundred Rotary Anns are expected
to accompany their husbands to the
convention. Special entertainment
and program features will be pro
vided for the ladies.
Two candidates have announc 5
their intention to offer for the high
office of District Governor of the
188tlx Rotary District, Hal W. IJttie,
of Wadesboro and Ed K. Willis, of
i Composing the committee on ar
rangements are: Major L. R. Ashe,
jf Fayetteville, general chairman; 1
Hal W. Little, of Wadesboro, vice
chairman, Irvin B. Tucker, of White
ville, program; H. Glenn Lee, of
Troy, facilities and banquets; Roy
Sutherland, of Laurinburg, decroa
tlons; Thomas B. Rice, of Winston
Salem, registrations; Ed K. Willis,
of Concord, prizes and awards; W.
W. Schulken, of Whiteville, ser
geant-at-arms; Thomas M. Wooten,
ot Fayetteville, conference treasurer,
and Hood, publicity director and
conference secretary.
(Continued From Page Ten)
He Was Born to the Place Where
He Was Put to Death.” The theme
today will be based on Mark 10:32,
“They that followed were afraid."
The Yeung People’s Forum will
meet at 5 P. m. and a special Eas
ter program has been arranged.
The Church School under the di
rection of Mrs. Ruth Hall Brown
will sponsor a special Easter pro
gram at the Vesper hour at 6 p. m.
The famous choir of the church will
render special music.
A cordial invitation is extended
to the whole community at all serv
ices of today.
First — Third and Ann streets.
James Lawson, B. D. minister. Sun
day school 3:45. George B. Canady,
acting superintendent. Morning wor
ship 11. Easter worship service anu
sermon on the subject: “Blessed As
surance." Evening worship 8. Ser
mon by the minister on: “Beyond
Belief in Immortality.” The public
is cordially invited to worship with
Carolina Beach Community—Lo
cated Fourth Avenue. Sunday school
10 a. m., J. B. Taylor, superinten
dent. Young married ladies class
will have charge of opening and
closing exercise. Christian Endeavor
meets 7:30 p. m. Preaching 8 p. m.
Rev. Wade H. Eubank, speaker. Vis
itors and public invited Come and
get acquainted.
Richard E. Jordon
Rites Are Conducted
WHITEVILLE, March 23. — Fu
neral services were conducted this
afternoon for Richard Eugene Jor
don, 22-month-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene Jordon, of Western
Prong, who died Tuesday night in
a Lumberton hospital after a briei
The Rev. Garland Singletary,
Baptist minister, had charge of the
rites, and burial followed in the
Western Prong cemetery. Surviving
are the child’s parents and one sis
ter, Sarah Jane.
Zeb Shipman Funeral
aeral services for Zeb suv. ~ ~F'J'
who died at his ho;/"1"- 5I)'
Welches Creek section of ‘h'
ty Wednesday night afro '" C°UI1‘
illness, were conducted "V ^
afternoon from the MoutTr*’
Baptist church, and burial
m the Shipman cemetery
The Rev. i, t v»n. ' ’ ;
by the Revs. s. X.' Lamb
Singletary, and \y q ~ ’ Jar-and
charge of the servi,--ei 'sco:'-Ud
Surviving are his' wife. ,
brothers and three sisters'
W. Shipman. Neal w sL Rut|
Bladenboro, and Will \y ,?ar' *
of Welches Creek; Mr* n ^ f"1
non, of Whiteville. Mrs’c V ' ^
tess, and Mrs. John' Pruh, '
Clarkton. ^ 01
Two white couples secured
riage permits during the past , '
at the office of Adrian B. rC*
register of deeds, as follows;
Joseph Broun, 24, of ”04 \
Third street, and Miss MaigaretGti
hard, 20, of 1913 Xun street '
Mitchell Hill, 20. and \i'iss M
garet Clemmons. 18. both of \yn
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