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Judge Stacy Addresses
Whiteville High Grads __ Seventy-Four Seniors, Larges Class In History, Re ceive Diplomas WHITEVILLE, April 24.—Seven ty-four Whitevilie High school sen iors, the largest graduating class ir the history of Columbus county, re ceived their diplomas and heard an address by Judge H. E. Stacy, ol Lumberton, as commencement exer cises were held here Monday night The program culminated exercisei in progress during the past two weeks and marked the close of the county finals. Judge Stacy opened his remarks with a plea for making schools more responsive to the needs of their communities. Citing the fact that only about 15 per cent of high school graduates attend col leges, he declared the state owes something more in the line of prep aration for life to the 85 per cent who never attend college. He advocated more vocational -training for the boys and girls fall ing this 85 per cent and pointed to one typically rural school in Bobeson county as a striking ex ample of the need for making the Institutions more responsive to the needs of their communities. To the graduates, Judge Stacy advised in preparing for the battle of life to “learn where to tap'’ and urged them to specialize in the field of work of their choosing so that they may know “where to tap” their oportunities to be a leader in their field. “The objective of your education is not wholly for your own ad vantage. The state asks repayment —not in the form of dollars and cents, but the state and society ex acts from you a debt of service to your fellow man, to your com munity. That is the main objec tive of education." uuu6^ uta-.ji LUiu LUC gId.UUcU.es lastly, that they could not succeed in life without the stamina of char acter because ‘your life will be de pendent upon whether or not you can stand the storms.” The speaker was introduced by E. K. Proctor, of Whitteville. The pro gram was preceded by a program of music by the school band under the direction of Professor R. A. Hodges. Following Judge Stacy’s address the senior class sang “Alma Mater.” Professor G. A. Rogers, principal of the school, presented diplomas to the following 74 seniors: Margaret Avant, Sarah Love Beas ley, Mildred Benton, Margaret Brown, Plulda Brown, Doretha Coleman, Ge neva Colerpan, Marie Cooke, Eunice Cun-in, Marjorie Dudley, Margaret Edge, Yetive Glenham, Ophelia Hooks, Lucille Horne, Molly Kramer, Rosalie Leinwand, Barbara Lennon, Mary Ida Lennon, Frances Lewis, Dora Jane Lumpkin, Cora Meekins, Rosa Lena Miller, Diene Moskow. G. R. Ammons, Hamp Avant, Miles , Batten, James Blackman, Ronald Berry, Ralph Britt, Manson Canady, Auburn Dutton, H. C. Edwards, Guy Formy Duval, Manley Fuller, Clyde Gurkin, Harry High, Delmas Hooks, Dewey Hooks, Alfred Inman, Hiram Jackson, Monroe Johnson , Robert Jordon, Fred Long, James Owen, Herman Page. Frances Mottinger, Audrey Need ham, Edna Oliver, Eula Pierce, Elizabeth Powell, Elizabeth Rushing, Sybil Sholar, Hazel Soles, Jessie Lee Strickland, Christine Tedder, Aman da Thompson, Edelle Thompson, Del ano Ward, Margaret White, Ruby Williamson, Virginia Winesette. Cecil Pierce, Monteith Powell, Paul Powell, Harry Prevatte, Autie Sim mons, W. P. Singletary, Homer Thomas, Stacy Thomas, Lonnie Thurston, Hez Walters, A. D. Ward, Currie Wooten, and Robert Wooten. ; In making the presentation of diplomas, Rogers introduced Autie Simmons to the audience, and called attention to the fact that he had not been tardy or missed a day at school during his entire 11 years school career. He also introduced Eunice Currin, valedictorian, Audrey Needham, salu tatorian, Rosalie Leinwand, Molly Kramer, and Diene Moskow and said that they each had an exceptionally high average for their four years in high school. Rogers, in a few brief remarks, after the presentation of diplomas, made a plea for more class room and laboratory space in the school. Members of the commercial class receiving certificates were: Margar et Byrd, Betty Moore, Louise Stan ley, Linnie Ruth Simmons, Hary Lee Jordon, Eleanor Bennett, Dor othy Parker, Sarah Martha Harrel son, Carrie Love Coleman, Alice Mc Claden, Susie Smith, and Pauline Edwards. Also, the following high school seniors received commercial certificates: Margaret Brann, Margaret Edge, Dora Jane Lumpkin, Harry Prcvatte, [ WEATHER (Continued From Page One) WASHINGTON, April 24. — (A>) — Weather bureau records of temperature and rainfall for the 24 hours ending 8 p. m., in the principal cotton-growing areas and elsewhere: Station High Low Pree. Alpena, cloudy _ 52 35 0.00 Asheville, clear - 59 43 0.00 Atlanta, cloudy - 69 50 0.00 Atlantic City, cloudy _ 46 42 0.00 Birmingham, cloudy - 70 43 0.00 Boston, cloudy _ 47 37 0.00 Buffalo, cloudy _ 54 32 0.00 Chicago, cloudy _ 48 39 0.00 Cincinnati, cloudy_ 64 39 0.04 Cleveland, cloudy _ 55 33 0.00 Dallas, cloudy _ 67 48 0.00 Denver, cloudy _ 76 39 0.00 Detroit, cloudy _ 55 37 0.01 Duluth, cloudy _ 46 31 0.00 El Paso, clear _ 77 49 0.00 Galveston, cloudy- 67 65 0.22 Havre, snow _ 36 33 0.75 Jacksonville, cloudy - 85 63 0.00 Kansas City, cloudy - 61 44 0.00 Key West, cloudy — 83 73 0.00 Little Rock, cloudy . 63 4S 0.00 Los Angeles, clouds* _ 7S 57 0.00 Louisville, cloudy — 63 41 0.01 Memphis, cloudy - 66 50 0.00 Meridian, cloudy - 74 47 0.00 Miami, cloudy - 84 65 0.00 Minn.-St. Paul, cloudy 51 34 0.00 Mobile, cloudy - 77 60 0.00 New Orleans, cloudy _ 73 65 0.00 New York, cloudy — 51 42 0.00 Norfolk, cioudy - 50 43 0.90 Pittsburgh, cloudy 56 3S 0.00 Portland. Ore., rain __ 60 42 0.00 I Richmond, cloudy — 52 46 0.91 i St. Louis, cloudy — 61 39 0.00 San Antonio, cloudy _ 64 58 0.18 San Francisco, cloudy 58 51 0.00 Savannah, cloudy - 82 61 0.00 Tampa, cloudy- 80 64 0.00 Vicksburg, cloudy — 72 52 0.0(1 Washington, clear — 51 46 0.00 Wilmington, cloudy - 63 5S 0.05 SENATE REDUCES RIVER, HARBOR FUNDS MEASURE (Continued Frrm Page One) bors measure passed at this ses sion of congress and would prob ably veto one if it came to him. Clark contended that approval of the Umgtilla and Tombigbee-Ten nessee projects would make a veto certain and “set back the course of waterway development in this coun try for years to come." The nation, he added, would support the Presi dent if he vetoed a bill with those projects in it. Republican Leader McNary of Oregon and Senator Schwelenbach (D-Wash.) appeared to the senate to approve the Umatilla project as a necessary complement to the Grand Coulee and Bonneville dams on the Columbia river. McNary said the proposed dam would make the Columbia navigable E00 miles inland, the farthest of any American river except the Mississippi, saving farmers "vast sums in freight rates.” “If we are to make full use of the money expended in the con struction of Grand Coulee and Bonneville,” Schwellenbaeh contend ed, "it is essential that this pro gram be carried forward.” Vandenberg told the senate he could not find a “scintilla of justi fication” for the southern water way project, and Reed termed it “absolutely the most fantastic and uneconomical” of all transportation projects he had heard discussed. Senators Bilbo (D-Miss.), Har rison (D-Miss.) and Sheppard (D Tex.), on the other hand, urged its STATEMENT SCHEDULED WASHINGTON, April 24. — (JPi — A final statement of the results of two months’ conferences held here between experts of the Allied eco nomic blockade and American offi cials is scheduled to be issued soon, but is expected to contain no ma jor conclusions. Elizabeth Powell, Yetive Glenham, S. R. Ammons, James Owen, Margaret White, Ruby Williamson, Sarah Lane Beasley, Edell Thompson, Rosa Lena Miller, Hulda Brown. f-;- --— JAYCEES TO STAGE AIR SHOW SUNDAY (Continued from Page One) Stanley, j-j. *-• Johnson, M. G. Clemmer, Joe Simon, Bill Paterson, Bernard Solomon, Le Rov A. Davis, Jimmy Craig, Edison Haney, W. E. Turnage, Ernest Whit aker and David Brinkley. Permission was secured yesterday from the airport committee of the county board of commissioners for use of the airport for a paid exhibi tion, and the state highway commis sion has given permission to pro hibit parking on the road in the vi cinity of >he airport. This will be the first project, aimed toward the development of in terest in aviation in Wilmington and vicinity, to be undertaken by the newly organized Jaycee. It has recently been granted a charter in the state organization and admission into the United States Junior Cham ber of Commerce is now being nego tiated. The Jimmy Goodwin fliers per formed during the past summer at the San Francisco Golden Gate ex position at which he staged his can vas batwing jump daily. Other business discussed at last night’s meeting included a letter from the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce suggesting that the Jay cee coordinate the efforts of similar organizations throughout the state in raising funds for the purchase of a silver service to be presented to the U. S. battleship North Carolina, now under construction. The senior chamber suggested that this project would be a fitting and appropriate act on the part of the North Carolina Jaycee as a means of recognizing the construction by the federal government a capital ship bearing the name of this state. Rodney Breece, president, appoin - ed a committee to look into the pro posal and investigate all angles. I ——1 OBITUARIES | Henry J. Rogers, 8", Rock ingham, (lied Tuesday, funeral Wednesday. Mrs. Loreno Averitt, 74, Clinton, died Tuesday, funeral Wednesday. James Joyner, 68, Wilson, died Monday, funeral Tuesday. Mrs. Addie 0. Swain, Eliza beth City, died Sunday, fu neral Tuesday. Mrs. W. N. Barden, 67, died Tuesday, Smithfield, funeral Wednesday. Mrs. Nathan S. Leary, 70, died Saturday, funeral Mon day. Jesse B. Lee, Sr„ 66, Dunn, died Monday, funeral Wednes day. MRS. J. W. FRIEND Relatives here were advised last night of the death of Mrs. J. w Friend at her home in Rocky Mount at 7 o'clock. Among the survivors is a neice Mrs. A. R. Kelly, of Wilmington. MRS. LOTTIE BRANSON CHAPEL- HILL, April 24.—UP) Mrs. Lottie L. Branson, widow o Dr. E. C. Branson, former head o the department of rural-social eco nomics at the University' of Nortl Caroline died today. Funeral services will be held Fri day at 11 a. m., at the home. MRS. HARRIET MELVILLE Funeral services for Mrs. Harrie M. Melville, 88, who died suddenly a 9: : 1 o'clock Monday night at he home, 1700 Princess street, wer held at 11 o’clock yesterday morn ing .from the Trinity Methodist church. Mrs. Melville was the widow of the Rev. William Melville, of the Baltimore conference of the Metho dist church, who died in 1919. She was born in Kinston, Jamaica, on February 4, 1882. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. M. H. Shepherd; two nieces, one nephew, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The Rev. R. L. Jerome conducted the services. Burial followed in the Oakdale cemetery. Active pallbearers were: B. F. Southerland, Neil McEachern, McC. B. Wilson, W. A. McGirt, George A. Smith, and Donald McPherson. Honorary pallbearers w e r e t h e board of stewards of the Trinity Methodist church. DR. WILLIAM E. HILL RICHMOND, Va„ April 24.—L3’)— Dr. William E. Hill, 59, a leader in the Southern Presbyterian church and pastor-emeritus of the influent 1 ial Second Presbyterian church of ■ Richmond, died at his home here ■ last night after an extended illness. Members of his family said fune 1 ral services would be held at 4 p. m. Thursday at the Second church. Dr. Hill came to that pulpit In January, 1926, and offered his resig nation in October, 1937, because of ill health. His congregation deferred its acceptance for a year. Prior to moving to Richmond Dr. Hill had served pastorates at Fay ; ettevilie, N. C., at the West End church in Atlanta, at Gadsden, Ala., and Hot Springs and Farmville, Va. At his death he was a trustee of the Union Theological Seminary here and a member of the Presbyterian general assembly’s committee on re ligious education and publications. He was born at Wilmington, N. C., and attended Davidson college and the Seminary here. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Zaida English Hill; a daughter, Mrs. Aubrey E. Brown of Montgomery, W. Va.; four sons, Dr. T. E. Hill, professor of philosophy at King college, Bristol, the Rev. William E. Hill, Jr., of Hopewell and Haywood and Dumond Hill of Richmond, and a sister, Miss Julia Hill, retired principal of Isaac Bear school, Wil mington. J. K. M’NEILLIE MONTREAL, April 24.— UP) —J. K. McNeillie, 66, of Albany, N. Y., vice president of the Delaware and Hudson Railroad company, was found dead today in his hotel room. Death was attributed to a heart ailment. G. F. COLEMAN Funeral services for G. F. Cole man, 73, ft native of Brunswick coun ty, who died at his home in Gas tonia Tuesday, will be held from the Yopp funeral home this morning at 10 o’clock. Services will be conducted by the Rev. J. F. Warren, assisted by the Rev. C. D. Barclift. Interment wrill follow in Bellevue cemetery. Active pallbearers will be: V, G. Powell, W. T. Genes, Henry Genes, Sam Genes, Albert Phillips and Hor ace Phillips. Mr. Coleman is survived by four daughters, Mrs. V. G. Powell, ol Gastonia, Mrs. B. H. Phillips, ol Laurinburg, Mrs. H. P. Genes, ol Laurinburg, and Mrs. Long Ivey, ol Maxton; two brothers, W. E. Cole man, of St. Claire Shores, Mich, and W. D. Coleman, of Wilmington one sister, Mrs. Lura Williams, o: Wilmington. MRS. MARGUERITE JOHNSON Funeral services for Mrs. Mar guerite R. Johnson, 83, were hek from her home at Five Points yes terday afternoon at 3 o’clock by thf Rev. R. L. Collins. Interment was at Maplewood cemetery. Mrs. Johnson died at her hom< Tuesday morning at 3 o'clock. Shi is survived by two children, Mrs Maggie E. Powell of Wilmingtoi and Mrs. Jeanette Camerman, o: Bladen county; and one brother, A J. Clark, of Daytona Beach, Fla. five KILLED LONDON, April 25._n i, (A)—An explosion in the eo ' ing house of Imperial t■; dustries, Ltd., at Bfim, n' Tees yesterday killed five Vo! ° * und injured a score sen 0. • uge to the plant was des slight. ' t Annually 90,000 person Shakespeare’s birthplace at 1 ford-on-Avon, England. 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BATTON. Proprietor ms NEW DAY AND-NIGHT SHARE-THE-ROAD CLUB EMBLEM FARROW BROS. SERVICE STATION I7TH AT MARKET_ PHONE 2106 SHELLUBRICATION THE MODERN UPKEEP SERVICE WILMINGTON MOTORISTS! SHARETHEROAD squadron 1 "When the Share-the-Road 1 movement started, traffic I officials welcomed it—but no 1 one could have predicted it I would reach it* present amaz 1 ing size. Now, going after | the heedless pedestrian as well as driver, this crusade is doubly deserving of success!" Signed— THOMAS E. COOPER Commissioner Public Safety IT'S FREE! IT’S ENTERTAINING! It’s instructive! We Shell dealers are putting on a real safety show today and everyone in Wilmington is invited to at tend. The Share-the-Road Safety Squadron is brought to Wilmington by Shell dealers in the interest of common-sense driving practices—careful walking habits. It is sponsored by the Share-the-Road Club— the crusade to cut Stop-and-Go 35% by getting rid of “Screwdrivers” and “Screwjays.” If you are not already a member of the Share-the-Road Club, join today at your Shell dealer’s. You’ll receive the new Share-the-Road Emblem that glows day and night for your car FREE. • • • And for the Stop-and-Go you can't avoid, we’ve got two NEW gasolines. New Super-Shell and new Shell Premium have the highest RPR (Road-Performance Rating) in Shell history! RPR is the true measure of a gasoline’s performance in your car. "Highest RPR” means faster starting, faster pick-up, higher anti-knock, more power and "go” in all gears, at all speeds. It means that either of these new Shell gasolines, in its price class, cuts the cost of Stop-and-Go more drastically than the fuel it succeeded. BY COURTESY OF WILMINGTON SHELL DEALERS 7Utv at I Front & Chestnut Si. £3 SEE A special puppet show with little “Screw. ^ drivers” and “Screwjays.” Watch how they tangle jg traffic when they misbehave! I SEE A unique safety-test device for all car drivers. ■ Take it yourself and see how quickly you react to H the unexpected when driving. SEE A specially equipped safety-crusade car which |J will cruise through traffic pointing out traffic vio ■;5 lations—commending courtesy. 1SEE Special “Screwdrivers” and “Screwjays” a* they pull their traffic boners. FREE —bring the whole FAMILY fll JEEPERS-CREEPERS “SCREW t° change when there’s so much going on out there in the street? He loves B^jfl reckless pedestrians—cause 10% of all j|E| ipu..,. WIDE-ANGLE “SCREWDRIVER” —Jam on your brakes—he’s making a run around left end! . . . Zowie, what a 2 thrill that was! . . . Remember, your •SS engine uses 3 times as much gasoline v'r in low and second gears as in high— when a “Screwdriver” or “Screwjay” brings you to a needless stop, you pay. This DAY-and-NIGHT SHARE-THE-ROAD Emblem FREE at these SHELL dealers Hughes Bros. 11th and Market Farrow Bros. 17th and Market Tire and Vulcanizing Co. 2nd and Dock Streets Johnson Service Station 2nd and Market Streets Delgado Service Station Wrightsville Avenue and Castle Waters Service Station Castle Hayne Riggs Service Station East Wilmington Chestnut Motor Co. 6 and Campbell Street U. B. Spindle Carolina Beach Road Ja. J. Robinson Carolina Beach Road L. A. Covil Kii'kland, N. C. Horance Hansle\ Hampstead, N. C. J. L. Bishop Leland, N. C. J. W. Beck Winnabow, N. C. Roney Cheers Shallotte, N. C. B. H. Brown Bolton, N. C.