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PLANNED JULY 2 Barriers Lowered In Order To Cooperate With Defense Training Program following a lowering of barriers to entrance in the Civilian Con servation corps in order to coop erate more fully with the Presi dent s program of defense train jno, enrollees for the third quar ter will be received in Wilmington cn Tuesday, July 2, at the office 0t Welfare Officer J. R. Hollis The entrance requirements to the CCC were recently changed in order that young men whose fami lies are not of relief status can join. Formerly CCCenrollees have been unemployed youths whose families were in need of the $22 per month each boy was required t0 send home from his $30 salary. Now, however, any boy between the ages of 18 and 25 years will be eligible. If his family does not need the $22, it will be held and given to him upon his release from the CCC camp. T. L. liner, state uuu selec tion supervisor, has notified a 11 county welfare departments to be gin selection of boys without re gard of their families’ relief or non-relief. At the same time the announce ment was ma(de concerning t h f changes in enrollment require ments, it was said North Carolina’s enrollees, numbering approximate ly 8.500, will be given increased training in non-combatant activi-' ties. The camp garages will be in creased to furnish additional train ing in repairing and maintainng automotive machinery. Other in structon will be in road and bridge construction, stringing and repair ing telephone lines, shortwave rad io and photography. Grier quoted Senator James F. Bvrnes as saying that in event of war necessitating a general draft, youths with mechanical and cook ing experience such as the CCC furnishes, might be assigned to non-combatant units rather than to the front lines. 4 V. S. WILL TRAIN YOUNG MEN FOR NAVAL RESERVE (Continued From Page One) boats ordered originally by the navy. Matter of Opinion He said that was a matter of opinion. But, he added, it looked to him as if the boat deal would have been a good horse trade from the point of view of defense. Instead of getting small boats with inade quate torpedoes, Mr. Roosevelt continued, the navy would have de layed delivery on craft for itself and would have obtained much bet ter boats with standard torpedoes. The chief executive called off negotiations looking toward sale of the boats yesterday, after receiv ing Jackson’s opinion. At his press conference Mr. Roosevelt also announced that government agencies were mak ing a broad survey to guard health and insure educational faciliiiss in the event that the defense pro gram resulted in large movements of people into areas where plants were established or expanded. Precautions would be taken against epidemics, the President 5aid. The war department instructed nine corps area commanders to canvass young reserve lieutenants with a view to selecting 9,000, ex clusive of air corps men, for volun tary extended active duty with the regular army, reserve officers training corps, organized reserve and other units. Those selected for troop duty will help to train the army. Some lieutenants who have completed six months of active duty will be offered long service in the foreign garrisons so as to release up to 30 per cent of regular army offi- | :ers at such places as Panama, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the Philip pines and Alaska for troop train tog in the United States. 4 SAVE! SAVE! SAVE! Renew your fire or auto insur ance in a strong non-assessable Mutual company. Current savings Jo per cent. F. E. LIVINGSTON & CO. MUTUAL INSURANCE_ [Demand For Textile Graduates Exceeds Output At N. C. State RALEIGH, June 25. —(J>)— Want an educatior that apparently guar antees a job upon is successful con.pl '.ion? If so, advises Dean John H. Nel so" of N. C. State college, study textiles. As in many past years, the re quests for graduates of the State college textile school this year ex ceeded the number of m.n taking Dean Nelson, head of the textile textil dgrs. Of the 65 finishing this year, Dean Nelson, head of the textile school, said, a large percentage accepted position’s with North Caro lina firms, some returned to their native states to become associated with textile manufacturers there, some became connected with com mission houses in New York, or took jobs with large rayon plants elsewhere. North Carolina boys, Dean Nel son addd, have been slow to re alize the “tremendous opportuni ties for success” to be found in the state’s largest industry. “Approximately 20 per cent of all the cotton spindles in Ameri ca are located in North Carolina’s 600 textile plants which produce a diversified line of cotton silk, rayon and woolen fabrics that touch every phase of human! life,” he said. “The plants furnish em ployment for more than 160,000 people and in every one of them there is from one to a dozen or more positions that a college train ed man might aspire to.” The completion of a new textile building at the college, the installa tion of a complete woolen unit, and the addition of considerable new equipment in other depart ments, Dean Nelson said, have made state college “one of the best equipped institutions in Ameri ca to give instruction in the manu facture and processing of textile products.” 3 "uTs! [ U. S. IS MINING CANAL ENTRANCES (Continued From Page One) clamped down on the movements of smaller craft. “There was still no knowledge here of reports that the fleet had been ordered from its Hawaii station to the canal. “The two batteries of huge 14-inch railway guns shifted from the Pa cific side will be able to back up the great coastal defense rifles in the forts defending the Atlantic entrance to the canal, adding immeasurably to the strength of that side of the isthmus.” MINES MAINTAINED WASHINGTON, June 26. — (IP) — War department officials said tonight that controlled mines were main tained constantly about the en trances of the Panama Canal but that no new mines had been laid there recently. ( Department press officers, who said they had checked the highest sources here, expressed the opinion that army mine layers reported in operation off the Canal Zone yester day were servicing existing installa tions. The controlled mines are operated by electricity from shore, they said, and are protected by coast artillery against being swept up by an enemy fleet. The mines must be checked regularly, the officers said, and re paired or replaced in case they are out of order. As to reports that the heaviest rail road artillery in the Canal Zone had been rushed to the Atlantic side, the officers said they had no information on this but that canal defense forces were engaged in maneuvers almost constantly. Within the last year the canal gar rison has been strengthened by ad ditional artillery — especially anti aircraft guns — fighting planes and infantry. The canal, which enables the Unit ed States fleet to move from one ocean to the other quickly, is con sidered vital to the nation’s defense. Army planners say it is most vulner able to air attack and sabotage. They contend that, to protect it against be ing put out of commission by aerial bombardment, this hemisphere must be kept free of enemy bases. SECRECY COVERS FLEET MOVEMENT (Continued From Page One) recy, still pointed to the Panama C&,nal as possibly the next rendez vous for the gray “battle wagons.” The warships, here, at Hilo and Lahaina Roads, pulled their anchors, put to sea and soon were lost to sight' as they disappeared around Diamond Head on the steamer lanes to the mainland. Pearl Harbor, scene of much ac tivity since the 1940 maneuvers started in April, was somewhat de serted. The battleships Colorado, West Virginia and Arizona remain ed, and it was reported the Ha waiian detachment of about thirty vessels would continue in these waters. Germany Will Purchase Hungary’s Fruit Surplus BERLIN, June 25.—(fP)—Germany announced today an agreement to ouy the entire year’s fruit and vege table surplus from Hungary at a tost of more than $6,000,000 SAFETY COURSES URGED BY BEADLE Instruction In High School Advocated In Address At Duke Institute DURHAM, June 25 —(ffl The teaching of safety in the high schools was advocated by Kenneth N. Beadle, director of the educa tion division, National Conserva tion Bureau, New York, today in an address before the Duke uni versity summer school safety in stitute. Particularly in this country where there are 40 million drivers of 30 million automobiles to pre sent an enormous highway and street safety problem should the schools do something concrete and definite to attack the problem, he said. It is a waste to educate child ren and not teach them the funda menals of safety, the speaker de clared. Mr. Beadle pointed out that in some states safety courses are being incorporated into the high school curricula, that 550 out of 700 Illinois high school have such programs. The New York safety expert de clared that the railroad and avia tion businesses have advance prac tices of safety far beyond that of the public operation of motor ve hicles, and that the time has come for a concerted educational attack on the problem. 4 VEGETABLE SALES GOOD AT ROSEHILL Packing Company Is Handling Contract Deliveries From 400 Farmers ROSEHILL, June 25—The sale and packing of cucumbers, beans, 'corn and huckleberries continued at a rapid pace on the Rosehill auction market today. The Rosehill Packing company, working day and night at the height of the cucumber season, is handling contract deliveries from 400 farmers of Duplin and adjoining counties. The cukes are being graded and put into brine for curing, with some being graded at Atkinson and Bur gaw before being offered for sale on the local market. At the auction shed here today 1, 300 bushel packages of early corn were sold, with sugar corn prices ranging from $1 to $1.25 per package and white corn prices from 70 cents to $1 per package. Cucumbers and beans are selling at $1.25 per basket. Uncultivated huckleberries of jJup lin, Sampson and Bladen counties ar* being packed in cellophane for ship ping, with Theodore R. Rose hand ling the project with ten helpers. j. B. Fussell has 200 helpers pick ing his 125 acre crop of beans, with about 700 hampers of beans being graded. The bean shipments began here June 4. Removal Of Americans From France Arranged SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain, June 25—(#)—U. S. diplomats arranged today for removal of 300 more Americans from France. They estimated at least 400 or 500 others were waiting in the little southwestern corner of the coh Spain this morning. Persons crossing the border said probably 10,000 people were trying to get into Spain. Many were turned back. Portu gal announced that Portuguese yi [sas granted at Bordeaux were in valid, and Spain was permitting bearers of these documents to en ter only in exceptional cases. 4 New French Line To Be Formed In North Africa JERUSALEM, June 25. —(#>—An informed source said today that a new French line would be form ed in North Africa and through Egypt and Palestine to Syria for resistance to Germany and Italy. This source added Xhat the formidable mobile army which General Maxime Weygand trained in Syria would become the nucleus of new French resistance in t h e colonies under Weygand’s succes sor, General Eugene Mittelhauser. The French colonies, it was said, 1 already were fortifying and arm- i ing themselves “for a long siege.” 3]l | EUROPE GERMAN BOMBERS SLASH AT BRITAIN (Continued From Page One) provide for complete French ca pitulation. Under her separate armistice, reached Monday and paving the way for cessation of hostilities at 1:35 a.m. yesterday, Italy gets in addition: 1. “Full rights” over Jibuti, French Somaliland port and only rail outlet to Italian-conquered Et hiopia. 2. Demilitarized zones from 30 to 120 miles wide in France, Tunis, Algeria and French Somaliland. 3. Italian troops will “stand on their advanced lines in all theaters of operations.” This apparently means Italy will get little of France proper but will realize most, if not all, of her colonial claims. invaders "Superior” Petain, in a broadcast to h i s sorrowing people, told them the German invaders were "over whelmingly superior” in every de partment, giving the government no other alternative but surrdnd er. For instance, in the second bat tle of the Aisne-Somme he said 60 French divisions, without forti fications, faced 150 German divi sions with mechanzed units. I n other words, 900,000 Frenchmen were matched against 2,250,000 bet ter equipped Germans. “The enemy crossed the Loire and then the remainder of France was defenseless,” the aged Petain told his countrymen, observing their first day of dictated peace in mourning. 3 Germany meanwhile gave France to understand that any talk of final peace, supplementing the armistice already in force, would have to await a final German settlement of scores with Britain. Must Wait The statement that France must wait until Germany has completed her unfinished business with Eng land was made by the well-informed Nazi commentary Dienst Aus Deutschland. It made remote any possibility of an early European peace conference. Adolf Hitler set up a commission under General Heinrich Von Stuelp nagel to carry out the armistice terms while he preened his war ma chine for the battle of England. Exultant Germans mingled their manifestations of jubilation over the French conquest with throaty ren ditions of the ancient German march ing song—“We Are Sailing Against England.” For Britain, steeling herself for the German onslaughts to cotne, • it was a day of publicly expressed re grets. Prime Minister Churchill ack nowledged that Britain’s safety would be “powerfully though not decisively affected” by what even tually happens to the French fleet, surrendered to Germany by France as an armistice condition. Charging that the Petain govern ment ordered the French navy handed over to Hitler in violation of “many solemn assurances,” Churchill indicated Britain still might, somehow, take over the sea power of her defeated ally. Churchill also hinted strongly that Britain expected to get valuable aid from units of the French empire refusing to recognize the surrender. The British air force repaid a se ries of German night air raids with bombardments which the air min istry said fired a Nazi airplane fac tory at Kassel and smashed at other bases in western Germany and Nazi-occupied Netherlands. In their attacks, the Germans said they rained bombs on British airports, airplanes and industrial plants. For broken France it was the first day of peace, a hard peace forged by the sword of her conquerors, and the day was observed in deep mourn ing. Italy, her two weeks of war with France ended victoriously with but little fighting, turned to her pro claimed task of crushing British in fluence in the Mediterranean. The axis powers were believed pre paring to strike simultaneously; Italy against objectives in the Medi terranean and East Africa and Ger many directly against the British Isles. / Across the Mediterranean, Turkey and Iraq sought to form a common front against possible warfare in neighboring, French-mandated Sy ria where French forces were report ed determined to fight on despite the mother country’s surrender. On the other side of the world Japan kept a close military and naval watch on French Indo-China. The Japanese said it was for the purpose of choking off China's sup ply route but there were predictions Tokyo might soon establish a pro tectorate over that French posses sion as well as the Dutch East In dies. A s Take Place Of Sox As Browns’ Night Foes ST. LOUIS, June 25— <a>) —The Browns, authorized to double the limit of seven night games, an nounced today the Boston Red Sox had refused to play twice under the ights and, instead, the Philadelphia athletics would make three night ap pearances here. The remaining schedule of night tames for the Browns follows: June 27, Detroit, July 23, New York tentative); July 26, Boston; July 30, Washington; August 2, Philadelphia; iugust 6, Detroit; August 9, Cleve and; August 12, Chicago; September .0, Philadelphia, and September 20. Chicago. The Browns were scheduled to play heir first game with the Athletics onight and they previously had op >osed Cleveland, New York and Washington, incidentally, losing all hree games. HALL IS ELECTED N. C. LEGION HEAD (Continued From Page One) Mount, chaplain; Mrs. Valde Hen dricks, Statesville, historian; Mrs. Karl Broome, Hickory, sergeant at arms, and Mrs. Weaver Mann, Newton, executive committee woman. The legion elected as delegates to the national convention, Claude S. Ramsey, Asheville, R. L. Kell er, Morganton, George Quillen, Fayetteville, and William Dowd, Sanford. Thurmond Chatham, Winston Sa lem manufacturer, told the con vention that industry was the first line of the nation’s defense. He expressed the opinion that in the present crisis “our full production must be rapidly attained if we are to become the bulwark of civiliza tion.” He said that if he were leader of the nation he would "for get further experiments, stop threatening and harrassing indus try”. Trophies and awaras were pre sented to the following: George K Freeman, trophy for best commun ity service in classes A and B, Salisbury; James A. Lockhart tro phy for best community service in classes C and D, Lincolnton; Wil liam T. Joyner trophy lor rehabi litation work, Salisbury; depart ment Americanism trophy for classes A and B; Salisbury; Ameri canism trophy for classes C and D, Lincolnton; membership trophy for class A, Greensboro, class B High Point, class C, Mocksville class D. Sparta, and class E, Gas tonia negro and individual ‘‘go getter” trophy, R. L. Keller, Mor ganton. The Greensboro drum and bugle corps won first prize in the annual compitition. Asheville was second. Joe Lee, Salisbury, won the award for the best drum major. Best bugler’s award was presented Will Glass, Asheville, and best drum mer’s award to George Ellis District officers were elected as follows, with district command er listed first, vice commander second and delegate to the national convention third; district two, H. C. Bonner, Washington' (no vice commander, and Dr. John C. Ty lor; fourth district, Leroy Hand, Statesville, F. M. Tucker, Ahoskie and J. G. Madry, Rich Square; sixth district, Beck Bland, Kinston, J. S. Royall, Clinton and Mark C Lassiter, Snow Hill; eighth dis trict, Paul Robinson, Chapel Hill, Hickory Woods, Warrenton, and Paul Robinson, Chapel Hill; 10th district, William Shaw, Fayette ville, Guy S. Crawford Rowland, and Ralph M. Dowd, Dunn; 12th district, J. F. Sinclair, West End, W. H. Eubanks, Rockingham, and Henry L. Ingram, Asheboro; 14th district, Richard L. Davis, Lexing G. 0. P. COMMITTEE OKEHS PLATFORM (Continued From Page One) ture action by the party’s presiden tial nominee to meet the challenge of developing world conditions. Landon asserted that there was no objection in the full committee to the part of the plank dealing with policy but that one member had protested ‘‘a very minor point" re lating to a statement about the cost of the World war to the United States. The plank was understood to con tain a statement that: ‘‘The repub lican party stands for American ism, preparedness and peace.” This was understood to have been followed by a statement that the democratic party stands for unpre paredness and tactics threatening toward war. In its other phases, the plank was said by informed persons to include a provision for defending the Mon roe Doctrine. ton, J. T. Fesperman. Kannapolis, and S. A. Russell, Salisbury; 16th district, W. W. Souther, Kings Mountain, Dorsey R. Rhyne, Iron Station, and Herbert Miller, Lin colrrton; 18th district, Thomas M. Green, Oteen, R. K. Davis, Marion, and Burgin Pennell, Asheville; 20th district, F. M. Swan, Andrews, Wil liam Tysdall, Cherokee, and Alf. Higdon, Franklin. 4 RAINFALL TOTALS 11 INCHES HERE Weathermen Predict Precipi tation Will Cause Lower Temperatures Today / Wilmington was visited by a to tal of 2.20 inches of rainfall yes terday and weathermen predicted that the precipitation will causa temperatures to be lower today. Heaviest rainfall of the day was between 11 and 12 o’clock with a total of 1.50 inches. Precipitation for the entire month has been 4.97 inches. Today will be partly cloudy with moderate to fresh southwest and west winds. Yesterdays temperatures rang ed from a high of 82 to a low of 69 degrees, with the mean two be low the normal of 78 degrees. 4 SZECHUEN BOMBED CHUNGKING, June 25. — UP) — Five waves of Japanese bombers visited Szechuen province today, and 63 planes bombed this provisional Chinese capital for the fifteenth time since this spring. Western areas were riddled with bombs, but because of the sparse population in those quarters there was little dam age and few casualties. 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