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is CLEARED HERE janles Russ Is Given Four Months On Charges Of Assault With Weapon , v ,-ied docket of approximately ‘ , » was cleared yesterday j ' _ ; ;ior II. Winfield Smith in ■jecordt r's ocurt. s Russ, of 1206 North Sixth L', ■ ] i -eived four months on the ' , v ,11 charges of assault with „ ,,11,.- weapon and two counts j,.. ,’iiis on a female. "1 j., r Williams, of 118 St. James i eived 30 days on the state s on a charge of assault vLj deadly weapon on a female, •p , 'rial of Haywood Sellers, !n, , with operating a disorderly , ■ business and violating the V,,. ennit law, was continued ~iil Wednesday, April 10, and an nice bond of $250 was re iiuirci' T- nuas B. Caldwell, of 1903 Prin ts vueet, convicted recently on irU'-l's ot reckless driving with wiper: v damages resitting and :V;l ’ir-and-run driving, ga'e no 1jcc c,f appeal to superior court and ,n neiearance bond of $°5U was reguired. paid - ell yvas fined $75, taxed with . ,e certs, and ordered to make res tltuticii of $90 to Weldon L. Baker, • e prosecuting yvitness when tried jn rder’s court. Upon payment cf ;i restitution, $50 of the fine ,vas 10 be remitted. Paul Lanier, of Maple Hill, con victed recently on charges of drunk en driving with property damages resulting, also gave notice of appeal to superior court and an appear ance bond of $200 was required Lanier was fined $50, taxed with the costs, and his state driver's license was ordered revoked for one year, when he was tried in record er’s court. Decrease In Cost Of Living Is Reported NEW YORK, April 8. — (2P)_A decrease of .3 of 1 per cent in the cost of living in the United States during March was announced today by the National Industrial Confer ence board, a research organization sponsored mainly by private in dustry. Food prices in March, said the or gan, averaged 1.3 per cent less than in February and were 23.9 per cejit lower, than in March, 1929, but 1 per cent higher than in February, 1939. Rents were unchanged in March for the fourth consecutive month, but were .6 per cent higher than in March, 1939, and 5.9 per cent lower than in March, 1929. Steve Hewitt Drowns Near Brown’s Inlet JACKSONVILLE, April 8—Steve Hewitt, about 45, of North East, was drowned Sunday afternoon when lie apparently stumbled into a deep hole while clamming in the Inland Waterway, near Brown’s Inlet. His son, Mansen, age six, and Jack Kellum and Rufus Morton, all of North East, were along but none was able to reach the man before he drowned. SEES SYMPATHY LONDON, April S— <.T> —Alfred Duff Cooper, former first lord of the admiralty who has just returned from a United States lecture tour, today told a conservative party meeting there is "profound sympathy for the Allied cause” in America. advertisement Don’t Scratch Itchy Skin Scratching minor skin irritations leads to greater discomfort later on and “opens” them to possible infection. Instead, get your relief from their itching, burning sore ness with Black and White Oint ment Cleanse skin with Black and White Skin Soap. Sold everywhere. JACOB SULKE, 71, DIES IN NEW YORK Former Wilmington Merchant Had Been In Poor Health Several Years News of the death of Jacob M. Sulke, 71, former AVilmington mer chant, who has been living in New York city since 1922, was. received yesterday by friends of the family. Mr. Sulke died in New York yester day morning at 4:15 o'clock, after being in poor health for several years. Mr. Sulke was owner of one of the largest lots of downtown pro perty, his holdings including the Bijou, Royal, Carolina and old Grand theatre buildings. Despite his trips abroad and re sidence in New York, he retained his interest in AA'ilmington as a community and frequently return ed here on private business matters. For many years he was the first to contribute to the Star-News Empty Stocking fund and on one occasion sent his substantial contribution to fund for under-privileged children to Wilmington from Europe. Mr. Sulke was born in Russia and came to AAhlmington in 1895 from New York city. He establish ed a clothing store on Market street, later moving his establishment to a Front street site. He retired in 1922, and moved to New York to live with his family. He built the old A'ictoria, now known as the Carolina and later acquired all present thea tre buildings in Wilmington. In recent years his health had been poor. His survivors include two daugh ters, Mrs. Hardefeldt and Mrs. Leiberwitz. both of New York city. Because of the blackout regula tions now' in effect in England, motorcycles with special tail lights are used to guide buses at night. Downing Given Position With Utilities Group RALEIGH, April 8— (a3) —F- A. Downing today was appointed as sistant rate expert of the Utilities Commission by Utilities Comcnis- j sioner Stanley Winborne. He fills a vacancy created several months ago when C. H. Noah re signed as director of traffic, and was succeeded by H. M. Nicholson, who had been the assistant rate expert. Downing has been employed by the Seaboard Railway in Ports mouth, Va., and formerly was as sociated with the Atlantic Coast Line in Wilmington. Launching Of Battleship North Carolina Slated RALEIGH, April 8— </P> —Date for the launching of the battleship North Carolina has been tentative ly set for June 13, Navy department officials informed Governor Hoey today. The ship, which is being construct ed at the New York Navy Yard, in Brooklyn, will be christened by Miss Isabel Hoey, the Governor’s daugh ter. Governor and Mrs. Hoey also will attend. Hoey Plans To Attend * Governors’ Conference RALEIGH, April 8— HP) —Gover nor Hoey said today he planned _to leave here by automobile Saturday for Charleston, S. C., to attend a meeting there Monday and Tuesday of the Southern Governors’ confer ence. The governors, he said, will dis cuss freight rates, their "Decade of Progress” program, and Interstate Commerce barriers. Dr. Clarence Toe. Raleigh farm leader, will report, on the “Decade of Progress.” NEW ALIEN BILL VETOED BY F. R. President Declares Deporta tion Measure Is Superflu ous And Unjust WASHINGTON, April 8.— VP) — President Roosevelt vetoed today a bill to broaden the list of offenses for which aliens are deportable, in forming congress that it was in part superfluous and in part unjust. Sponsored by Rep. Starnes (D Ala), the measure calls for manda tory deportation of aliens illegally selling narcotics, aliens who admit engaging in espionage or sabotage and those committed to institutions as habitual users of narcotics. The President said in a message to the house that he had no objec tion to the first provision, but noted that existing statutes permit depor tation of aliens violating federal law. As to the espionage and sabotage features, the President said that he was “in full accord” with the view that the government should deal “firmly and effectively” with such offenses. He went on to say that Secretary Perkins has ample au thority to deport such persons, add ing: “Further legislation on this sub ject appears to be unnecessary and superfluous.” APPROVES FINDING WASHINGTON, April 8— <5>> — Col. Philip B. Fleming, wage-hour administrator, approved a finding today that the employment of learn' er switchboard operators at less than the statutory minimum wage was necessary in the independent branch of the telephone industry to avoif curtailment of employment oppor tunities. According to a test made in 100. 000 cases in England, women’s skin is one degree cooler than men’s on the average. Westbrook-Brown Co. Opens New Parking Lot Improvement of its sales and motor maintenance service through tiie opening of a used car lot on the southwest corner of Second and Dock streets was announced yester day by the Westbrook-Brown Motor company. The Chrysler and Plymouth deal ers have headquarters at 113 North Second street. "AWFULLY SICK” KENNEBUNKPORT, Me., April 8 —<-3?)—Mrs. Grace E. Allyn Cook, 59 year-old Maine clubwoman, who re cently married Paul Cook, 21, of this town, declared today she was "aw fully sick of the notoriety” attend ing the "May-December” marriage. They planned, she said, to reside here in her small colonial home, while her six-foot, blond writer-hus band works on stories of the adven ture type. Travel may come later. The first white child born in Arizona is -.id to have been born on a rr 1 near Yuma. r,, hi ■ m.... FLYNN SCHEDULED TO BE EXECUTED McDowell County Man Will Die Friday Unless Clemen cy Extended By Hoey RALEIGH, April 8.—(iP)—Unless clemency is extended by Governor Hoey, Lee Flynn, 44-year-old white man who once was confined to an insane asylum, will be executed in the gas chamber at Central prison Friday. Flynn was convicted in McDowell county last January of first de gree murder, in conection with the slaying of his wife. McDowell law officers, in letters written to Pa roles Commissioner Edwin Gill, have described the crime as one o£ the most brutal in the county's history. An appeal by Flynn was dis missed March 27 by the state su preme court, which found no ap parent error in the trial. Governor Hoey tonight began a study of the case records, which showed that Flynn was confined for several months, about seven years ago, to the state hospital for the insane at Morganton. Testimony at the trial purported to show that Flynn choked his wife into unconsciousness, following en argument. He dragged her from their house into the yard, the testi mony alleged, and sat on her while he called their seven-year-old child to “kiss your mama goodbye.” He then shot her in the back of the head with a .22 calibre gun, the state asserted. Six to eight times its own weight in leaves can be eaten by a cater pillar hi a single day. SOOTHE MINOR BURNS ....soothe bruises, too. Use a comforting dressing of pure, whits Moroline. Keep it handy for such a a emergencies. 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