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deb ted ness and whether occupancy
Is by owners or renters. The agri
cultural census will tabulate the
number, acreage and value of farms
and farm buildings, nature and
acreage of different orops, mort
gage indebtedness and number of
Population figures i'or the nation
and each state must, by law, be re
ported to the President by Uec. 1,
and may be available several weeks
earlier than that. In 1930, the count
was 122,775,016. Now it is estimat
ed at roughly 132.000,000.
This large-scale nose-counting
business started under President
Washington in 1790 and has been
repeated every 10 years. The con
stitution ordered it to give each
state its proper share in the house
Under the 1790 census, which
counted 3,929,214 persons, the then
17 states were apportioned 106 seats
in the house. The population per
district has increased since then so
that the 48 states in 1930 shared
435 seats. It used to be the custom
to increase the number of represen
tatives each 10 years, so that no
state would lose a representative,
but 435 has been standard now since
the 1910 census. Congress can do
anything it wants to next year
about reapportionment — including
doing nothing, which happened aft
er the 1920 census.
Next to the population total, the
figure most sought in the census
will be the count of the unemploy
ed—the first such tabulation in his
tory. This figure may be the basis
of far-reaching legislation of the fu
Another first-timer will be a tab
ulation of how people have moved
around in the last five years—
such as the migration of micwest
ern farmers out of the dust bowl.
Daniels Is Defended
Vigorously By Cooley
WASHINGTON, March 30.—CT)—
Demands by Representative Hamil
ton Fish (R-NY) for the recall
from Mexico of Ambassador Jose
phus Daniels drew a response today
from Representative Harold Cooley
Cooley, from the same state as
Danieis. assailed Fish's "unwar
ranted attack” on the ambassador
and on the administration’s policy
in the face of Mexican expropria
tion of United States-owned farm
and oil lands.
The facts, Cooley said, asking
that his remarks be inserted in the
Congressional Record, "are avail
able at the state department to any
one interested and it is to be re
gretted that the distinguished gen
tleman from New York did not
familiarize himself with the situa
tion before launching his attack.”
McNary Believes Voters
Will End Trade Pacts
WASHINGTON, March 30.—(/P)—
Senator McNary (A-Ore), the repub
lican leader, contended tonight that
the people would override the sen
ate in November on the reciprocal
By a 44 to 41 vote yesterday, the
chamber refused to require senate
ratification of trade agreements.
Republicans voted solidly for the
proposal, which was offered as an
amendment to house-approved leg
islation continuing the trade pro
gram for three years.
“The battle will continue in the
various states,” McNary declared,
“and I believe that in November the
electorate will approve the attitude
of the republicans and of those
democrats in congress who support
ed the ratification proposal.
John W. Turner, 78,
Dies In Norwood, Pa.
John \V. Turner, 78, formerly of
Wilmington, for the past several
years living with relatives in Nor
wood, Pa., died Friday afternoon,
according to a telegram received by
J. B. Huntington, general secretary
of the Y.M.C.A. Saturday morning.
He will be buried in Willowdale
cemetery, Goldsboro, Sunday after
noon. Mr. Turner will be remember
ed by many friends here as a cement
contractor and later as manager of
the Purcell house. He was a mem
ber of the Woodmen of the World,
of the Methodist church, and of th&
Yoke Fellows band of the Y.M.C.A.
Freight Car Loadings
18.1 Above Last Year
WASHINGTON, March 30—CiP)—
The Association of American Rail
roads estimated today that freight
car loadings in the second quarter of
this year would be 18.1 per cent above
loadings for the same period last
The estimate was based on re
ports from 13 shippers’ advisory
boards which calculated that loadings
for 29 principal commodities would
require 5,429,774 cars compared with
4,598,508 for the second quarter of
Friend Picked Passages
The famed musician, Handel, did
not select the Scriptural passages
for his famous "Messiah." They were
chosen and sent to him by his friend,
UQUiatABLETS. SALVE. N05E CROPS
The off-again-on-again wedding
plans of Actor George Jessel and
16-year-old Showgirl Lois Andrews
have the artistic soul of Betty Al
len, Lois’ roommate in New York,
all jittery-dittery. F’goodness sake,
how’s a girl who's just bustin’ to
“start to get hot with all this art
stuff” going to paint with all this
whoop-te-do going on? It messes
up the Muse.
TEN SHIPS SUNK;
TWO BY U-BOATS
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against Scandinavian ore shipments
Reports showed that 10 ships, of
30,399 gross tons, were sent to the
bottom, of the 10, five were neu
tral and only two sinkings were
blamed on submarines. The previous
week showed 15 losses.
Losses for the war to date rose
to 493 ships of 1.66S.775 tons. Loss
of life mounted to 3,770 and 1.54S
persons have been reported miss
A dramatic episode was the voy
age of the ctippled German mystery
prison ship Altmark from Josing
fjord, Norway, to Kiel, Germany.
Heinrich Dau. the Altmark's cap
tain, deliberately ruined his ship's
rudder when British warships chas
ed the Altmark ashore February 10
and freed 300 British seamen made
captive by the pocket battleship Graf
Dau did this in fear the British
would capture the ship but when
they withdrew he steered the vessel
by reversing her damaged propellers
and passed right through the block
Co-Ed Slaying Suspect
Released By Officers
STATE COLLEGE, Pa., March 30.
—(TP)—Crack criminologists investi
gating the baffling three-day old sex
fiend murder of chubby Rachel Tay
lor, 17-year-old co-ed, admitted to
night their exhausting work had led
them nowhere but up a blind alley.
Announcing that a suspect who
had been questioned for two days
had been “definitely eliminated”
from the puzzling case, Commission
er Lynn G. Adams of the state mo
tor police declared:
“We are just as much in a fog
Fifth District Trade
Better Than In 1939
RICHMOND, Va„ March 30—UP)—
The Fifth District Reserve District
bank today reported that business
in the district in February was gen
erally under that of January this
year, but well above that of Febru
The bank’s report for the month
stated that textile mill activity dur
ing the month was 18 per cent great
er thar. in February last year.
Sandy Graham Urged
For ICC Membership
RALEIGH, March 30.—(/P)—Sena
tor Bailey (D-NC) said here today
the name of A. H. Graham, former
lieutenant governor, had been sub
mitted to President Roosevelt for
appointment to the interstate com
Bailey said he was supporting
Graham for the post, which was
made vacant a few weeks ago by
the resignation of Commissioner
Marion W. Caskie.
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to Poland. President Roosevelt, by
I indirection, was declared to have
fostered an American war psychosis
in order to help the Allies in the
coming conflict, and to have charged
Bullitt to stop any further British
attempts at appeasement.
(These reports were wholly de
nied by official Washington).
Nevertheless, German officials
expressed themselves today as com
pletely satisfied with the effects of
their Surprise move, and -let every
one know that, compared to the
vintage material that is in the off
ing, yesterday’s white book was
“cheap wine.’’ »
They also let Tlerman news
paper? have a complete digest of
editorial comment and news reports
from the United States, with the re
sult that the -afternoon press blazed
with American reaction to the docu
ments. The Nachtausgabe, for in
stance, had the banner-line: “Amer
ica: Tremendous Impression of War
Bullitt’s name was featured by
more than one paper.
Just when the "vintage stuff” is
coming was not disclosed. Officials
shrugged their shoulders -when ask
ed. and said: “It takes time to sift
and translate everything.” It was
obvious, however, that they had the
next batch of diplomatic ammuni
tion ready for firing.
Dies Probers Believe
Refusal Was Dictated
WASHINGTON, March 30.—CPI—
Members of the Dies committee ex
pressed belief today that refusal of
communist witnesses to answer
questions about the party's person
nel had been "dictated” by the par
ty’s national headquarters for the
purpose of forcing test cases in the
"We accept the challenge,” said
Rep. Mason (R-Ill), a committee
Tobacco Act Changes
Are To Be Discussed
WASHINGTON. March 30.—f-TP—
Proposed amendments to the tobac
co control act will be subjected to
minute study here April 3 at a meet
ing of flue-cured leaf growers and
their representatives from southern
Rep. Harold D. Cooley of Nash
ville. who called the meeting, said
all present would be given an op
portunity to express themselves on
the amendments and make recom
Marion Demos Vote
For F. R. Third Term
JASPER, Tenn., March 30-.—(/P)—
A third term for President Roose
velt was approved overwhelmingly
today by Marion county democrats,
who voted on the question in con
nection with the regular party pri
With one or two small precincts
unreported, the vote, as announced
by county officials, was 1.033 for a
third term and 122 against.
The county is traditionally a
stronghold of the republican party.
Production Of Power
Up Slightly For Month
WASHINGTON, March 30.—CP)—
The federal power commission re
ported today that the daily average
of electHcal energy produced in the
nation during February was three
per cent less than for January but
lu.l per cent above the same month
a year ago.
The February average was 375.
637,000 kilowatt hours. The total
for the month was 10,893,487,000
Wiley Watson, Farmer,
Succumbs At Leland
LELAND, March 30.—Wiley Wat
son, GO-year-old farmer, died at his
home in Leland this afternoon at 3
o’clock after a long illness.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs.
Eliza Watson, and by five sons: Ed
Watson, of Bolton, Hadley, Donald,
Maco and Dillon Watson, all of Maco.
Funeral services will be held Sun
day at 11 a. m., from the residence
by the Rev. Mike Hilburn. "interment
will be in Benton cemetery near Le
Those who have heard the great
organ in the Mormon’ Tabernacle,
Salt Lake City, Utah, appreciate
the acoustical perfection of the
building, which was planned by
Brigham Young long before the
days of scientific wall insulation.
Baskets were the cooking utensils
of American Indians of the Yose
‘Box Score9 Of Sea War
(By The Associated Press)
The following “box score” lists sea warfare losses reported during
the 30 week of the war, March 24 to March 30, inclusive:
Nation Sunk By Ton- Known Mis
Subg, Mines Other nage Dead sing
Warships or Unknown
Britain _ 0 1 3 19,448 4 40
Norway _1 0 1 7,014 0 0
Netherlands _011 602 0 11
Germany _ 1 0 0 2,189 0 0
Denmark _ 0 0 1 1,146 0 13
Totals _2 2 6 30,399 4 64
Reported _ 197 140 151 1,638,376 3,766 1,484
Grand Totals .. 199 142 157 1,668,775 3,770 1,548
Losses by nations (includes naval vessels) Britain—224; France—
21; Germany—45; Norway—56; Sweden—37; Denmark—29; Nether
lands—25; Greece—21; Finland—11; Italy—7; Estonia—G; Belgium—6;
Lithuania—3; Yugoslavia—2; Soviet—1; Rumania—1; Japan—1;
Latvia—1; Spain—1; total 498.
LOYAL WORKERS TO MEET
The Loyal Workers of the
Sixth Street Advent Christian
church will meet tonight at 7
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Brothers,
of Charlotte, are spending the
week-end witli Alexander Boone
at his home on South 17th street.
TO VISIT HERE
Mrs. George W. Bet hell, of
Norfolk, will arrive Monday to
spend sometime with her son
and daughter-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. I\ Bethell.
The monthly meeting of the
Catholic Daughters of America
will be held Monday night at 8
o’clock in the rectory of St.
Mary’s church. All members are
urged to attend.
U. s. W. V.
Regular meeting of Wilming
ton Camp No. 2, United Spanish
War Veterans, will be held Fri
day night, April 5, at the dug
out in the new courthouse.
CIRCLE NO. 2
Circle No. 2, of the Woman’s
Missionary Union of Masonboro
Baptist church, will meet Mon
day at 8 p. m. with Mrs. T. K.
Montford. Members are urged to
Funeral rites for the Rev. P.
L. Brown, negro, assistant pas
tor of the Mt. Nebo Missionary
Baptist church, who died Wed
nesday night, will be held this
afternoon at 3 p. in. by the
Rev. G. W. Billips.
The Euphian class of St.
Andrew’s Presbyterian church
will hold a supper meeting at
6:30 o'clock Wednesday eve
ning, April 3, at the church.
New officers will be installed.
All members are urged to at
DOLLIE ANN CRAWLEY
Final rites for Dollie Ann
Crawley, well-known and high
ly respected negro citizen, who
died Thursday afternoon, will
be held from Gregory Commun
ity (Congregational) church,
this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock.
There will be no 11 o’clock
services this morning at the
Federal Point Methodist church
because of the funeral services
for .1. N. V. Crawford to be con
ducted at 3 o’clock this afternoon
by the Rev. C. N. Phillips, a
former pastor, the Rev. W. A
Tew, pastor, announced last
Houghton Is Named
Rare Book Curator
WASHINGTON, March 30.—(-B—
Appointment of Arthur A. Hough
ton. Jr., industrial executive, to be
curator of the rare book collection
in the library of congress was an
nounced today by Librarian Archi
The library head said Houghton
was “one of the most distinguished
American collectors of rare books.”
possessing a large private library of
rare editions, manuscripts and let
CLEARED AND SAILED
Dc-Iisle, 2.0G0 tons, from Savannah,
with cargo of ballast. C- D. Maffitt
and company, agents.
Panamian, 3,150 tons, for Norfolk
after discharging part general cargo
to Cape Fear Shipping company.
Republic, 3,227 tons, for Hopewell,
Va., after discharging part cargo of
gasoline for tlio Republic Oil com
Modoc, \J. S.-coast guard cutter,
docked at customhouse wharf.
Henry Bacon, U. S. army engi
neers dredge, dredging in the intra
Huron, 8S8, tons, loading cargo
of lumber at the J. Herbert Bate
Pompano, auxiliary yacht, 15
tons, from Florida en route north.
Lydonia, 585 tons, U. S. coast
guard and geodetic survey boat.
Cranford, 3,719 tons, from Iquique,
Chile, via Charleston with cargo of
nitrate of soda. Pryde Forwarding
C. B. Watson, 3,382 tons, from
Houston with cargo gasoline and
kerosene for National Oil company.
Livingstone Roe. 5,066 tons, from
Corpus Christi with cargo gasoline
for Standard Oil company.
Gulf of Venezuela, 4,373 tons, from
Port Arthur with cargo gasoline and
petroleum products for Gulf Refin
HENDERSON, March 30 — <-T) —
Robert J. Edwards, 55, Kittreii
township farmer, was found dead
in his bed today and Coroner A. P.
Paschal said it was a “clear case
Gerhardt J. Mohr, 58,
Passes At Home Here
Gerhardt J. Mohr, 58, died at his
home here yesterday afternoon after
a lengthy' illness.
He was born in Wilmington In
1872, the son of Mr, and Mrs. J.
Nicholas Mohr, tie was a lifelong
member of St. Paul’s Lutheran
He is survived by one sister, Mrs.
W. E. Whilden and a number of
nieces and nephew^.
Funeral services will be held this
afternoon at 4 o’clock from the cha
pel of Andrews mortuary. Inter
ment will be in Oakdale cemetery.
The Kev. Walter B. Freed, pastor
of St. Paul's Lutheran church, will
Active pallbearers will be nephews
of the deceased: Gerhardt J. Whil
den, Walter E. Whilden, Jr., Ferdi
nand H. Whilden, Norman B. Whil
den. Frederick Mohr and Andrew H.
Honorary: John H. Doscher, Dr.
V. T. Sullivan, John F. Rulfs, Mar
shall Wescott. J. T. Benton, and
/ NEW WAR OFFICE
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eral Maxime Weygand, commander
of the allied forces in the near
east, and another with Paul Barge
ton, British ambassador to Belgium.
The capture of German prisoners
in local encounters on the western
front was reported tonight by the
Fight Over Nomination
FRESNO, Calif., March 30.—(iPl —
California “Garner - For - President”
forces officially launched their
campaign today while another
democratic faction, meeting to draft
a platform, heard its leader, the
state’s lieutenant governor, shout:
“To hell with Garner.”
"He ought to be over with the
republicans," added the official, El
lis E. Patterson, whose faction bolt
ed the Roosevelt "harmony” slate
of delegates entered in the May 7
Gov. Culbert L. Olson heads the
Roosevelt slate. A fourth group,
made up of "ham and egg” pension
supporters, also seeks a place on
GREEN SRBORO, March 30.—GT)
Enoch Price, state secretary of the
North Carolina Ecague for Progres
sive Democracy, will issue a call
here Monday for a meeting of dis
trict committeemen, in Guilford
^county next Sunday.
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for President Roosevelt or Vice
President Garner and by voting for
delegate candidates pledged to one
or the other.
The presidential preference vote
merely is advisory, in no way bind
ing on the state’s- 24 delegates.
The Garner campaigners stress
the point that a vote for their dele
gate ticket would be an anti-third
Literature expounding this theory
was distributed so widely that re
publican leaders recently took note
of it by urging their followers to
avoid the democratic fight and vote
in their own primary.
Factional strife, resulting in pres
entation of rival slates of Roosevelt
pledged candidates, complicates mat
ters for the President’s adherents.
One group, the “officially endors
ed Rocsevelt-Farley delegates," is
led by National Committeeman C.
E. Broughton. The other is known
as the “democratic party organiza
tion of Wisconsin” ticket.
Mrs. Sutherland Heard
By St. Johnfs Club
Mrs. W. O. Sutherland spoke on
work accomplished at the Madras
international church conference held
in India in W3S at the meeting of
the St. John’s Men’s club Thursday
Representatives from 70 countries,
comprising 170 languages were at
the gathering, she said, and all
were there with but a single pur
pose — laying a foundation for a
world-wide Christian unity.
She said the Madras conference
is only an instrument and the suc
cess of the program depends on
the wholehearted support and co
operation of Christians throughout
At the conclusion of Mrs. Suther
land's address, a program of un
rehearsed stunts was presented by
members and their guests, under
the supervision of St. Hilda’s guild.
Jolly Juniors Plan
Meeting On Thursday
The Jolly' Junior Club of George
Washington Council, Jr. O.U.A.M.,
will hold its monthly business meet
ing at the Junior Order hall Thurs
day night at 7:30 p. m., it was an
nounced last night.
R. J. Cook, president of the club,
has urged that all members attend
this meeting as the committe ap
pointed to revise the by laws will
make their report.
British railways serve 9,000,000
meals annually, with 250,000 pieces
of crockery being broken.
John M. V. Crawford
Dies At Beach Home
John Monel Versailes Crawford,
81, died yesterday morning at 10
o'clock at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. George Henniker near Caro
Born in West Virginia, he spent
most of his life as a teacher in
Virginia and North Carolina.
He has no survivors.
Funeral services will be held this
afternoon at 3 o'clock from the
Federal Point Methodist Episcopal
church, by the Rev. C. N. Phillips,
of Southport. Interment will be in
the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be: Otis
Davis, Wilbur Davis, Curtis Hew
ett, Ertle Hewett, Lester George
and Oliver Bell.
Honorary: Stedman Hewett, W.
L. Davidson, E. L. Robinson, John
Davis, George Goodson and Rider
PTA WILL PROBE
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secretary; Mrs. D. H. Penton, cor
responding secretary; Mrs. E. A.
Shands, treasurer. The election
It was voted to send the presi
dent or her representative to the
state convention in High Point,
Tentative plans were made for a
reception to take the place of the
annual supper. Date and guest
speaker will be announced later.
John A. Thornburg, 55,
Dies In Trenton, N. J.
TRENTON. N. J„ March 30—(TP)
—John A. Thornburg, 55, chief in
vestigator for the New Jersey forest
fire service, was found dead of a
heart attack today in a local hotel,
where he had lived for the last two
Born in Asheville, N. C., he had
been a United States army captain
in domestic duty during the World
war. He entered the New Jersey for
est, fire service 15 years ago and had
been chief investigator for the past
Golden Horseshoe Is
Found In Newspaper
There's gold in them there news
Of course, we mean The Star
In yesterday's edition of The Star,
D. H. Witherspoon, of 710 North
Third street, found a miniature gold
horseshoe securely wrapped in the
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ed damage estim.r.
cials at $15,000.'
lost their lives. 111
In the Marysvilc.
10,000 acres of ], > r
land was flooded,
the coast, 100 or . 'ar|i
isolated after the v ''"r*
over its banks at ti.:. '
town. The families ' ' s
ed to safety. Napa
considerably alarmed . .. ‘ f
th river would crest ,... . 8
ing the on-coming
spreading the backed-" . . "
the city. "" v«r
Holy s Gold Reserve
Reduced During ISjg
ROME, ■ March 30- dpi
gold preserve dhuir . , j
lire (about $27,u"n -
percent, during .
port of the bank of ;
The reserve on .Tn
131.600,000 lire (aln
compared with 3 *171 .1
Jan. 1, 1930.
The figures includ- : „Ie, ...
gold reserve and t dr. i, ..
of foreign curren .. : :
equivalent of gold
Clear, Little Change
In Temperature Seen
The weather r,..i , , j .....
! night today ’.'.'ill l„ . i,,,. .. .•
much change in i. ■ . . .
Yesterday's h. iv; .
to have taken care- m y, , . ..
he said, because y v i . !. • .
A total of .50 m, i,.|] duiiiK' .
terday, .49 of w , ■ •• toll in : •. .
The temperatur. ■■ ■ .rs.- !■;
ant yesterday. T'■ n.ir.m an .
5S and the max n an an c , i
today is scheduled n. h, about >
Ministers To Hear \
Bible Course Report
The monthly ir.te'i, .• . f the M: •
isters' association w!i; lie liehi v
the Y.M.C.A., Monday at 11 a. in.
The program com; tte< nm 3
that the special commi'lc-e on If
study in the sell - am ir.i i
the association 1 J ■ e will
sent to the ass; tint
of the year's work. Sever'd of
students from ■
be present to t< ll . the ■
has meant to
1 1888 Statement of 1340 j
THE WILMINGTON SAVINGS AND TRUST COMPANY
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA I
As of March 26, 1940 j
CASH IN VAULT AND DUE FROM BANKS_ - $2 202 96c' 56
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT BONDS_ " '455 205 10
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA BONDS .. "" 60*532 25
OTHER BONDS _ "" 94 821 14
STOCK IN FEDERAL RESERVE BANK_ "" 27*000 00
LOANS AND DISCOUNTS ...._ " 5 048*415 08
ADVANCES TO TRUSTS_ ' 2*500 00
BANKING HOUSE, FURNITURE AND FIXTURES _. """" 52*537 45
OTHER REAL ESTATE_ """ 4530000
ACCRUED INTEREST ON BONDS_ " 2*170 00
CUSTOMERS' LIABILITY ACCOUNT LETTERS OF CRE'dIT AND
ACCEPTANCES - 125,000.00
undivided profits i^Sbi
TOTAL_ _ $1 (17(1717 R1
RESERVE FOR CONTINGENCIES _ S nnn nn
RESERVE FOR TAXES, FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE ASSESS
MENT AND DEPRECIATION c;4991R
RESERVE FOR INTEREST ACCRUED ON DEPOSITS 9Joqon?
UNEARNED DISCOUNT_ 94'fn9rl
DIVIDENDS UNCALLED FOR_qror-n
I CERTIFIED CHECKS _ S'?R979
CASHIER'S CHECKS_ _ 9fi JR9 R
DEPOSITS _“T r 778'™
LETTERS OF CREDIT AND ACCEPTANCES 125,000.00
I COMMERCIAL SAYINGS TRUSTS
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