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" SUNDAY, MAY 19, 1940
Star-News Program
Consolidated City-County Government
under Council-Manager Administration.
Public Port Terminals.
Perfected Truck and Berry Preserving
and Marketing Facilities.
Arena for Sports and Industrial
Shows.
Seaside Highway from Wrightsville
Beach to Bald Head Island.
Extension of City Limits
So-Foot Cape Fear River channel, wid
er Turning Basin, with ship lanes into
industrial sites along Eastern bank
south of Wilmington.
Paved River Road to Southport, via
Orton Plantation.
Development of Pulp Wood Produc
tion through sustained-yield methods
throughout Southeastern North Carolina.
Unified Industrial and Resort Pro
motional Agency, supported by one,
county-wide tax.
Shipyards and Drydock.
Negro Health Center for Southeastern
North Carolina, developed around the
Community Hospital.
Adequate hospital facilities for whites.
Junior High School.
Tobacco Warehouse for Export Buyers.
Development of native grape growing
throughout Southeastern North Carolina.
Modern Tuberculosis Sanatorium.
TOP ’0 THE MORNING
“By the word of Thy lips I have kept me
from the paths of the destroyer"—Psalm 17:4.
As far as the private life is concerned there
are some who seldom open a Bible from one
week to another. The blessed Lord could say.
“He wakeneth morning by morning, he wake
neth mine ear to hear as the learned”
(Isaiah 50:4).
Think of Him, the holy, spotless Son of God,
feeding on the Word. And yet you and I
imagine we can get along without it!
H. A. Ironside.
THREE NEW WAR TERMS
The present war has brought three new
terms into popular use. Because it is doubt
ful their meaning or origin is generally known
we herewith give a brief account of them.
Trojan Horse: This derives from a trick us
ed by the Greeks to capture Troy in about
1194 B. C. In the tenth year of the Troy seige
the Greeks built a great wooden horse outside
the city and filled it with soldiers. Then they
withdrew their army and fleet, apparently
abandoning the campaign. The Trojans drag
ged the horse into the city, and that night the
soldiers within it poured out and opened the
city’s gates allowing the returned army to
enter, and Troy fell. In the present war, Tro
jan Horse is used to describe the way Germany
filtered military men secretly into Poland,
Norway, Belgium and Holland before actual
war operations started.
Fifth Column: During the Spanish Civil war
either General Franco or General Mola, insur
gent commanders, found available four columns
to send against Loyalist-held Madrid, and a
“fifth column’’ of rebel sympathizers waiting
inside the city to attack the defenders from
the rear when the time was ripe. The term has
gone into the present war lexicon to designate
Nazi sympathizers biding their time in cities
marked for destruction.
Blitzkreig: This word literally translated
means lightning war and is used to describe
the Nazi strategy of loosing a complete and
terrifying military attack of mat force and
sreed with the object of taking the enemy so
by surprise that he never gets set 10 resist.
| The Germany Library of Information at. 17
|j Eattery Place, New York, says blitzkreig was
? rot commonly used before the full Natl oc
ii' cupation of Czechoslovakia in March of last
P year. At that time the German leadership used
[j it to describe its method of operation. The
term has been generally used since last. Sep
Itember when the Nazis moved into Poland.
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From Peru comes the report of a Dutchman
and German fighting In an elevator over their
countries’ differences. Here is suggested the
ideal place to confine all this commotion.
GASOLINE A FACTOR
'T'HE effectiveness of Germany’s military
campaigns depends not only on air super
iority and swiftly moving mechanized forces.
In addition Germany must have unlimited
supplies of gasoline to fuel her planes and her
mechanized forces- In the final analysis, gaso
line will be a deciding factor in ultimate vic
tory either for the Allies or the Nazis. For
this reason it is safe to believe that if the Al
lies can force a stalemate Hitler will lose.
Something of the true situation may be
found in the fact that hie highly efficient forces
are consuming gaoline daily at a rate con
servatively estimated at four times what he is
able to replace. Nazi forces are moving on
supplies accumulated throughout their period
of war preparation. This stock is being rapid
ly exhausted.
It is estimated that Germany could obtain
only 2,980,000 tons of gasoline yearly from
all sources—controlled area, Rumania, Russia,
and synthetic gasoline production. If the true
number of land and air forces engaged on the
western front is even approximately known,
say 3,000 warplanes and 100 divisions, Ger
many’s daily consumption is about 8,590,000
gallons a day. In addition, Germany is under
stood to be short of high-octane gasoline re
quired for airplanes.
While Nazi hordes are driving ahead on all
fronts and making progress which the world
shudders to contemplate, it is encouraging to
consider that by postponing a definite Nazi
victory the Allies would strengthen their
chances of final. Delay is their surest weapon.
Hitler cannot keep on indfinitely on a shrink
ing fuel supply.
RURAL ELECTRIFICATION
Taking advantage of the Rural Electrifica
tion Authority’s provisions, 150 owners of
homes and stores to the north of Wilmington
will have current shortly after June 1 along a
70-mile line extending from Wise Fork in
Jones county to Onslow and Hurst Beaches in
Onslow county. Transformers will arrive about
June 12, and any delay thereafter in service
will result from individual tardiness in in
stalling wire and fixtures.
Thus, the New Deal, which has so often
brought the country to the brink of collapse,
again demonstrates its inefficiency. Of course,
the Rural Electrification Authority, is a New
Deal agency which has brought light into
many thousands of rural homes, and lightened
the work an increased the comfort of every
body therein, but that only supports the posi
tion of the O. 0. P. that it is a pernicious
institution and should be ridden out of office
with neatness and dispatch and even vinifica
tion.
It’s a strange sidelight on this heroic re
publican effort to discredit the New Deal and
all its workings that as convention time draws
nearer more and more state political organ
izations instruct their delegations to cast their
votes for the New Deal’s standard bearer,
Franklin D. Roosevelt, if his name is sub
mitted in nomination. That shows how the
G. 0. P. is gaining ground in the campaign
BERGDOLL’S TIP
Give a dog a bad name and it is under
suspicion forever. Perhaps that is why the
announcement that Groveb Cleveland Berg
doll knows something about the mysterious
“secret weapon” of the Nazis and wants to tell
President Roosevelt about it is given skeptical
reception.
Bergdoll is in jail on Governor’s Island, do
ing time as a draft dodger in the last World
war, after his return from long residence in
Germany.
It would be silly to deny him opportunity to
spill whatever beans his sack of knowledge
contains merely because he behaved badly
when the nation needed his services. With
America in a precarious position as a result
of Hitler’s swing across Europe we should
learn all that we can of this strange device,
which may be only terror or may be a new
implement for mass slaughter, in case we
have to face it in the future. Bergdoll may
have fled Germany for an American jail
to escape the European war, or he may have
been truly penitent. Either way, it is of small
consequence now. If ordnance officers on Gov
ernor’s Island, with whom he is reported to
conferred, determine that he has valuable in
formation, he should have a new day in court,
even if court is held at the White House.
The dog with the bad name deserves a
chance to clear himself.
LONGER TRAINING PERIOD
Lengthening of the training period for North
Carolina’s national guard from two to three
weeks is a factor in the country’s national de
fense urogram; not as great but as essential a
factor as the building of airplanes and naval
craft and increases in the regular army.
The additional time to be devoted to man
euvers will impose a hardship on employers of
guardsmen, but in the circumstances they can
not very well oppose it or discharge employes
because of their longer absence from work.
It is not to be supposed that the war depart
ment has been led to order longer training for
the national guard merely to give the mem
bers a lark. On the contrary, the department
has arrived at its decision only because it
realizes that every military resource of the na
tion must be ready for efficient service In a
crisis. If it s possble to insure a higher degree
of efficiency and so assure greater security by
keeping the national guard at its maneuvers
longer than customary, business men and
! manufacturers employing guardsmen should
be willing to count their sacrifice, In the loss
of service or production thus entailed, as a
small contribution to defense.
OFFERS FINE EXAMPLE
There could be no better example of the
new spirit abroad in Wilmington than the an
nouncement that a $100,000 addition is to be
made to the Cape Fear hotel. It is a fine ex
hibition of confidence in the city and a demon
stration that Wilmington’s travel patronage
is increasing.
But it is more than this. It proves that cap
ital may be assured a fair return here. Capital
is not generally devoted to the making of
sentimental gestures. It is employed where and
when its investment promises a profit. We may
be assured that the owner of the Cape Fear
hotel is not drafting plans for expansion pure
ly out of love for the city. That is great, of
course, but the $100,000 he plans to add to his
business is inspired primarily by the fact that
call for accommodations at the hotel justi
fies the investment.
Is it too much to believe that other business
leaders will find in this project encourage
ment for themselves to expand, with an eye
to making the best of an opportunity just un
folding, to send Wilmington ahead on the tide
of returning prosperity? Surely not. Wilming
ton is awakening to its opportunity to go
places. It is reasonable to expect other busi
ness leaders to follow the fine example offer
ed by this hotel expansion program.
Editorial Comments
From Other Angles
WHAT BEAL PREPAREDNESS MEANS
New York Herald-Tribune
How the great battle of the Low Countries
may finally end it is much too early still to
say. The Allies are certainly not beaten yet.
But they may be. Already this vast enormity
in Holland and Belgium has blasted two tre
mendous facts into the American consciousness
with a vividness and immediacy not achieved by
all the ghastliness of the last months and years.
The first is that Nazi Germany may win
this war. It is no longer a theoretical hypoth
esis but a living possibility that before the
summer is out France may be ruled by a Hitler
proconsul, the British Empire may lie in frag
ments and the United States may be left con
fronting alone a world utterly unlike anything
it has known in its whole history as a nation.
The second great fact is that the German
war-making machine is a thing as powerful
as it is hideous; it strikes with a blow of
smashing effectiveness — before, and through
organized spies and agents, behind the lines—
that cannot be turned by preachments, by
diplomatic correctness by wishful thinking
about economic or financial factors, by play
ing at preparedness, playing at soldiers or
play at war. If opposed at all, it can be op
posed only by force—and by a force having
every ounce of national energy, unity and
resolve behind it.
These are the two colossal facts emerging
from every billow of smoke rolling across the
devastated Dutch-Belgian plain. The United
States cannot for another moment afford to
shut its eyes to them. We have enjoyed the
luxury of idle optimism, of divided counsels
and debaters’ tricks, of half measures and half
purposes long enough. We have been out
Chamberlaining Mr. Chamberlain far too long.
We have imitated every error of the European
democracies too often and too slavishly already.
We must face the future and prepare for it now.
As yet we have hardly even got a glimmer
through the national consciousness of what
real preparedness must really mean. It does
not mean simply voting a few more deficit
billions for armaments and then going about
our business, hoping for the best. That is the
way Lord Baldwin and Mr. Chamberlain “pre
pared” Great Britain. Somewhere we must
find the unity and foresight to analyze our
situation, choose the line we shall defend, and
then create the armaments, organization, mili
tary an industrial staffs, economic and finan
cial instruments necessary to defend it against
the kind of power the German war-making
machine has revealed itself to be.
One can hardly begin such an analysis with
out realizing that it is quite probable that the
least costly solution, in both life and welfare,
would be to declare war on Germany at once—
to help defend, in other words, the line which
the Allies are now holding at such sacrifice.
That would have a tremendous moral effect
on both sides of the front and perhaps a deci
sive effect on Italy. (No more words, nothing
less than moral effect whatever.) Our actual
contribution for many months 'could be only
in the gift of airplanes and goods—that is
about all we now have to contribute. If we
could tip the scales with that much, and so
save European culture and world economy
from the appalling diseaster and chaos of a
Hitler victory, it would be many times worth
it. If not, if Hitler wins anyway in a few months,
•we would be little worse off than we are now.
Such help is, however, only an initial pos
sibility. It obviously might not at this late
date succeed. Therefore our whole thinking
and preparation must start with the assump
tion of a Hitler victory. We are entitled to
hope that it will come to pass, but we are
compelled to assume it as the basis of our
plans. The first problem would then be the
fate of the outlying fragments of the British,
French, Dutch and Belgian empires. Even if
we tossed them all overboard (along with the
Philippines) and sought only to protect Can
ada and Latin America, we would still be the
one center in the world of resistance to the
Hitler power, the asylum and base of opera
tions for every dissident element within his vast
and uneasy domain, and for that reason alone
perhaps a necessary target for his attentions.
An attack by infiltration tactics in South
America, gradually assembling the strength
(somewhat on the Norwegian model) for a
sudden blow at the Panama Canal that, in
com junction with Japanese action from the
other side, could wreck our whole position,
and would be very difficult for this country,
alone in a totalitarian world, to parry. Pre
paredness, then, means preparedness to meet
this situation. We cannot meet it by retiring
wtihin the Alaska, Panama, Newfoundland
line: we must have the strength of purpose and
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of northern South America, to maintain a pres
tige there superior to that of the Hitler empire
and sufficient to veto Trojan-horse tactics.
We are nowhere near that point at present.
To reach it, we must divert a vastly greater
share of the national energies to war; we must
develop a command organization and an in
dustrial Plant adequate to meet the case—not
a series of gentlemanly expedients such as those
th® Chamberlain government so long played
with. And we must do it now—unless we prefer
the only probable alternative, which is to stand
vea y to how to Hitler and accept his demand
10 r“n the world on his peculiar principles.
This is the beginning of what real prepared
ness for the real future in a real world means.
And this is what we must face, not tomorrow
but today.
LEGWIN EXPLAINS
EXTENSION PLANS
Legislature Candidate Points
To Benefits Of Larger
City
“The hesitancy of many business
men to welcome civic expansion is
a thing that has always been pe
culiar to Wilmington,” Robert S.
LeGwin, candidate for the legis
lation said yesterday. In a mea
sure it may perhaps, be under
standable, for one naturally asso
ciates congestion, noise and grime
with a large city, and it may be
natural that anyone who has wit
nessed these evils elsewhere dis
likes to accept them in exchange
for the leisurely atmosphere of our
town. Yet admitting that expan
sion, when carried out without pro
per planning, sometimes results in
certain undersirable features, we
believe that the benefits of such a
policy greatly outweigh its pos
OlUiC CVliU.
“Governments of today can al
ways learn lessons from well-man
aged and successful businesses,
and they may learn from a study
of business methods that it is of
ten desirable to secure maximum
amount of production for a mini
mum amount of overhead. In or
der to secure this result, nume
rous companies are merged in
order that the production of the
combined businesses may be main
tained with only the overhead of a
single business. In this way, it is
also possible to get numerous fail
ing concerns under one efficient
central management. This truth,
recognized by business men ap
plies with equal force to City
Government, and the advantages
secured are enjoyed equally by
the City and by the citizens. The
advantages to the suburbanites
are, of course, cheaper water sup
ply and insurance, as well as po
lice and fire protection, free garb
age collection and a sewer sy
stem. The advantages to the city
are increased population and a
larger fund for tax money.
“However, perhaps the greatest
advantage from a business man’s
standpoint > is the advertisement
of Wilmington as a large and
growing city, with the resulting
encouragment to industry to lo
cate here. The importance of this
advantage cannot be overestimat
ed, for in this day and age a city
is not known as a good place to
live merely because it’s plazas
are green and its flowers are love
ly, but because it is a place where
a conscientious worker can secure
a job and support his family pro
perly. Therefore, any city desir
ing to make progress, must of
necessity provide payrolls for
workers, for these navrolls are the
life-blood of the community.
“It behooves the city fathers to
realize that a new generation is
growing up, and that its young
men find places to work or they
will be forced to go to other cities
and Wilmington will lose its fin
est potential citizens. Those who
have passed through industrial
centers of the North and East are
amazed at the number of men in
influential positions who are from
smaller towns of the South, who
were forced to leave home because
of the dearth of opportunity at
home. Wilmington has already
lost many of its most capable
men and women and will lose
more unless local industry does
something to provide a “place in
the Sun” for them.
“This desire to remain in the
same old groove doubtless has its
roots in the fear, on the part of
some local merchants, that their
business might be ruined should
competition from the outside be
encouraged. Nothing could be far
ther from the truth, for business
increases in size as a snowball
does when rolling down a hill
when industry is encouraged and
men are at work. Timidity out
look on life never accomplished a
worthwhile .deed. Rather than
freeze the interests outside the
city, Wilmington should offer
special inducements in the form of
special tax concessions to firms
seeking a place to locate. Then the
city could build and expand so
that it would not need to glcsy
alone in its past, but look forward
to a great future that its advant
ageous location richly promises.
For with its possibilities as a rail
road center, a shipping point and
a water terminal. Wilmington
could become one of the outstand
ing cities of the South if its peo
ple make the most of their oppor
tunities.”
Social Center Group
To Meet On Tuesday
Those persons requested to serve
the social center advisory commit
tee have been asked to meet at the
Wilmington Museum of Art on Tues
day night, May 21, at 8 o'clock.
At this meeting, further steps will
be taken toward the formation of
an organization for the construc
tion of a social center here for the
use of the city’s youth.
The advisory committee is com
posed of: The Rev. Walter Pavy,
J. B. Huntington, Charles Dushan,
Mrs. T. D. Love, Jr., the Rev. J. F.
Herbert, Alton Lennon, Addison
Hewlett, Jr., T. T. Hamilton, Jr.,
N. H. Pepper, M’Kean Maffitt, Wil
bur Dosher, Miss Maude Weber, J.
E. L. Wade, Miss Anne Wetmore
Tillinghast, Mrs. Frances Trigg, Mrs.
J. E. Evans, Mrs. Arlene Kimball
and Rabbi Mordecai M. Thurman.
Those persons have been request
ed to serve as a control board in
the organization. John Marshall,
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Edwards, Mr!
and Mrs. Allison M. Alderman, Mr
and Mrs. J. c. Roe, Mr. and Mrs.
H. M. Roland, Mrs. Harry Wettig,
Mrs. C. Wayne Spencer, Mr and
Mrs. Aaron Goldberg and the’ Rev.
Walter 1 Freed
“BLACKOUT”?
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IN HOLLYWOOD
BY PAUL HARRISON
Bill Porter batts for Paul
Harrison while the NEA Holly
wood columnist is on his vaca
tion.
» * *
BILL PORTER
NEA Service Staff Correspondent
HOLLYWOOD, May — Jim and
Marian Jordan (better known to
their fans as Fibber McGee and
Molly) are pretty disturbed about
some untrue stories being printed
about them.
“Most of the stories lead you to
believe that we were never suc
cessful until we became Fibber
McGee and Molly,” said Jim Jor
dan. “and you’d think that $10 a
week was the most we made on
radio before we hit the big dough.
The truth is a much better story.
If you’ll print it we’ll tell it to
you.”
I said, “Okay, I’ll print it, Mr.
Jordan.” And he said, “Mr. Jor
dan is my dad. I’m Jim.”
The Jordans, lousy prosperous
now whatever their financial con
dition before, live today in what
you might call an estate, out En
cino way.
The place is surrounded by a
rose-covered, brick wall. Within
the walls are flower gardens,
lawns, a swimming pool where
Mrs. Jordan takes swimming les
sons, a shop where Jim makes
furniture, a small orange grove
with a brook.
FIBBER AND MOLLY
MEET IN CHOIR
“We first met while singing in
the choir in Peoria, 111. I was 18
and Marian was 17,” said Jim.
“At that time she was teaching
piano and I was playing semipro
ball and learning to sing.
“We were married three years la
ter in 1918. People seem to believe
that we’ve lived all our livs in
apartments, but we’ve had a home
ever since we’ve been married.
My dad gave us $1000 for a wed
ding present and we socked it right
in on a home. The one we have
now makes the fourth one we’ve
owned.
“We’ve always made good
money,” said Jim. “Why, it has
just been in the past two years as
Fibber McGee and Molly that
we’ve earned as much money as
we made in 1922. We owned the
Metropolitan Entertainers and
Swiss Bell Ringers, a concert com
pany, and that year we made $25,
000 net profit.”
Mrs. Jordan chimed in: “Sure
and we’ve still got the bells out in
the garage. Come on out and we’ll
show them to you.” Marian and
Jim were concert singers then and
Marian played piano and organ in
addition to the Swiss bells.
“We gave up concert work be
cause we thought there was a fu
ture in radio,” said Jim, “and it’s
true we made $10 a week on our
first radio show. We spent all the
money we had saved just living a;
that time, and I even sold washing
machines, sewing machines and
vacuum cleaners to help the bud
get.
“Finally we went into vaudeville
for two years because radio wasn't
paying off. We made from $750
to $1000 a week in vaudeville as a
harmony team and we made that
much in radio when we went back
to it.
‘When we‘ started back on radis
we had a two-hour variety show.
We sang and played piano ad
organ and told stories all unde:
different names and with different
voices.”
M’GEES ARE
SAME OLD FOLKS
“As for Fibber McGee and Mol
ly being new characters," Mrs,
Jordan said, “we’ve been doing
thos same characters for yean
in a series called ‘Smackouts’l Jim
was the grocer who was always
smack out jf everything.”
Fibber McGee and Molly ha«
made one motion picture, "Thu
Way Please.” “We want to mast
another picture,” said Jim Jordan
“And we’re dickering. But nothing
has been set. If we do make one,
we don’t want it to 1 a a million
dollar epic, but a small, inexpen
sive picture. We have no ambition
to be motion picture actors."
Medical Care
By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. D.
What is the treatment of warts?
This was the subject of discus
sion of about 50 physicians at a re
cent meeting of the Academy of
Dermatology in Philadelphia. This
shows that the seemingly trivial
problem is one that is by no means
as easy as it looks. Some cases oi
warts are very easy to cure;
others will tax the resourcefulness
of the skin specialist to the limit
About half the cases of juvenile
warts, on people below the age of
15, can be cured without treat
ment.
Since so many warts can be cur
ed by suggestion, this is the ex
planation of time-honored methods
of rubbing the wart with a piece
of meat and then burying the meat
under an apple tree on a moon
light night, rubbing the wart with
a cut apple licked with the tongue
etc.
The suggestion treatment con
sists in painting the warts with an
entirely inert coloring fluid. The
patient is told very impressively
that as long as any trace of color
is visible the warts are not to be
touched. The complete disappear
ance of the warts occurs in four
to eight weeks with this innocuous
treatment in favorable cases.
The best form of physical treat
ment is by the x-ray. Simple ap
plications of certain ointments are
often very efficacious.
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DIET TO PREVENT
EPILEPTIC SEIZURES
What is the diet used to prevent
epiliptic seizures?
The diet is a high-fat diet, low in
starch and sugar, known as the
‘‘detogenic diet.” It is considered
by many who have had experience
with epilepsy 'hat convulsions can
be controlled better with this diet
than with the use of drugs. In
cases in which it works, which a
mount to about 50 per cent of pa
tients, it works beautifully. It is
especially valuable in children.
It is possible for patients in any
walk of life to learn this diet and
adhere to it rigidly. We have rec
ords of laborers who have learned
the diet and who have carried it
out over a period of years. Young
children offer the most difficult
problem, because in many instan
ces it is impossible to make them
understand the importance of rig
id adherence to the routine. Many
of them will steal candy or sweets
and, of course, spoil the state of
ketosis.
Other children learn very early
the importance of rigid adherence.
Dr. Thomas Marks, of Lexington,
Ky., tells a most illuminating story
of one of his little patients who
had been on the diet for several
months. This boy came into a cor
ner drug store with three of his
playmates. The playmates each
bought an ice cream cone, and
this little fellow showed no inclina
tion to obtain one. A traveling man
standing in the store noticed that
the boy did not have a cone and,
feeling sorry for him, suggested
that he would be glad to buy one
for the child. The boy looked up at
him and said: “Thanks, Mister,
but I wouldn’t eat one of them
things for fifty dollars. I would be
sure to have a fit tonight if I did.”
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
W.: “What can be eaten to im
prove splitting finger-nails? Does
buttermilk contain calcium? Are
calcium tablets harmful in a n y
way and would they help brittle
nails?”
Answer—Food has little to do
with the causation of brittle nails.
Vitamin deficient diet may tend in
this direction but we have little ex
perimental proof of this. Butter
milk does contain calcium. Cal
cium is not helpful in brittle nails.
Brittle nails are, in most cases,
due to an infection, either by ring
worm or other fungus or yeast, or
some germ
SIX STILLS CUT |
IN LIQUOR DRIVE!
Plane, Speedboat And T«»'i
Way Radio Used In I
Pender Raids
Alcohol Tax Unit men, asasW*
by Deputy Sheriff H. A. Croom*
Rocky Point, destroyed six s--: |
last week with a total of “'1
ions of mash and 35 gallons o -»
tax-paid whi=key. ...i?.
With the aid of a coast Bi
plane, a speedboat and an a-- •
mobile, all outfitted with two^
radio equipment, the unit co.-- »
cated three steamer stills and - |
skiffs, 3,000 gallons of mash ■
30 gallons of whiskey in the ha-- |
Ferry section of Pender cu
Later, in the same section, the ^
unit captured another steamer ■■
and 2,000 gallons of mash. h;
Near Currie, two steamer .-■-s
and one copper still, a.totald " ■
gallons of mash and five o. |
key, were taken by the unit- .■
The coast guard Planet,1ff:r? I
Charleston, located the stuis - ■
from the air and notified the " ■
mobile and the A. T. L. bo *
means of radio messages. "■
was equipped with two-waj ^ H
that proved effective durrn. |
drive. I
Samuel Dees, Negro, §1
Is Held In SMI
WHITEVILLE, May
Dees, negro, was being ■ ;■ j ■
jail here today after Freddie HE
29, negro, died in Columbu ^ ■
tv hospital as a result o 1
sault. .jf i ■
An inquest into the death -
held Tuesday night a*
meantime Dees is being r>e ■
out privilege of boob B

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