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Consolidated City-County Government
under Council-Manager Administration.
Public Port Terminals.
Perfected Truck and Berry Preserving
and Marketing Facilities.
Arena tor Sports and Industrial
Seaside Highway from Wrightsville
Beach to Bald Head Island.
Extension ot City Limits.
35-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 Forth Carolina.
Unified Industrial and Resort Pro
motional Agency, supported by one,
county-wide tax.
Shipyards and Drydock.
Fegro Health Center for Southeastern
Forth 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 Forth Carolina.
Modern Tuberculosis Sanatorium.
Who does Gor’s work will get God's pay
However long may seem the day,
However weary be the way.
He does not pay as others pay.
In gold or land or raiment gay,
In goods that perish and decay.
But God’s high wisdom knows the way;
And that is sure, let come what may,
who does Gad’s work will get God’s pay.
Quoted by Mrs. Audley Morton.
Red Cross Quota Topped
It is with gratitude to the donors that the
Wilmington chapter of the American Red
Cross announces the refugee relief fund goal
as been reached, and it is a source of deep
satisfaction to all Wilmingtonians to know that
despite the many demands for contributions
and the difficulty most earners experience in
keeping ahead of the collectors of bills, the
total set for this community is in hand, and
pven exceeded by a few dollars.
The achievement is the more notable be
cause the origninial sum requested, $3,00 had
to be doubled as the havoc of war spread
throughout Holland, Belgium and France.
There is, indeed, reason for Wilmington to be
proud of its contribution to this humanitarian
Fingerprinting Endorsed
The campaign of junior chambers of com
erce for general fingerprinting has the en
dorsement of the North Carolina Association of
If fingerprinting was compulsory, it is be
lievable that safety, justice and national se
curity would be advanced.
At present it is customary to fingerprin
under compulsion only captured crimi
als. Some private citizens, recognizing the ad
vantage to themselves, offer their prints for
record. But uncaptured criminals and unde
sirables steer carefully clear of the little inked
It is not unreasonable to think that with
compulsory fingerprinting the authorities
would be able to put their hands on many per
sons whose freedom is against the best inter
ests of the community and of peace. Many in
dividuals sought by the government either be
cause of unpunished crimes or of treasonable
activities could be rounded up and put away,
And this is a period in which it is essentia]
that all criminal elements and sfll who en
gage in subsersive operations be placed und
er restraint.
For the private citizen, fingerprinting can be
helpful in many ways, of which mistaken iden
tity is but one. Many amnesia victims might be
identified and restored to their families ai
once, thus eliminating heartache at home anc
discomfort for the affected person while a
k search for his relatives is conducted.
Only those who have reason for wanting to
conceal their identity would object to having
their fingerprints on record. Is this not a very
good reason for making it compulsory?
How An Arena Would Help
The estimate of 4,000 spectators at'the soft
ball games on Thursday night, when the fild
at Robert Strange playgrounds was flood-light
ed for the first time, is probably correct, al
though that count can hardly have taken in
the persons along Ann street or the many
others who roosted on car bumpers and fend
ers along the western sector of the outfield.
Probably there were an additional thousand
in these areas, but the estimate as reported is
sufficient to give Wilmingtonians who had not
realized the popularity of the miniature imita
tion of baseball an idea of its hold upon the
sports-loving segment of the population.
« n _ il i_31_A_AT_A TIT;!-,'v^
X U1 UltiillUi V, U iiiuivw IVU o ”w —
wants sports, especially sports of the strenous
type, where there is activity and uncertainty
and the perpetual prospect of a thrill; where
young bodies are exerting all their reserves of
strength and nerve and skill in stirring com
petition; where war-weary minds find relief
and eyes too accustomed to pouring over dis
patches from Europe may sparkle with the
emotions that stem from spectacular perform
Wilmington’s builders, the men and women
who devote their time and their thinking to
ways and means for making a better city, may
find in this ample reason for believing that
among the major needs of their beloved city
is an arena for athletic contests which will
offer not only the best that can be devised for
the contests themselves but for the comfort of
the spectators—such an arena as Father Man
ley envisioned. An athletic arena, in which
sports of most sorts can be conducted and
which in addition could accommodate all man
ner of conventions and gatherings, would be
an asset of the prime value.
The four thousand of more persons who at
tended Thursday night’s soft ball games, for
example, could find seats in a Manley arena,
instead of having to break their backs and
tire their knees while standing or squatting
on the ground. Perhaps it could not be used
for soft ball. We are unable to say that it
could or could not. But for track events, for
boxing, wrestling, tennis and a doxen other
strenuous sports it would afford ideal accom
Incidentally, and until such time as it is
possible to construct an arena, it is not in the
spirit of criticism tha we suggest a few more
seats in the totally inadequate stands at the
Robert Strange playground would be a welcome
gift to a sports-conscious people.
Rumanian Oil
Rumanian blockade of 50 British tankers in
the Danubian area emphasizes the growing
importance of petroleum and of the Rumanian
oil fields in the European war. These vessels
are not to be permitted to leave with cargoes
for British destinations, nor is there to be any
transfer of stock in British oil companies
operating in Rumania. Adolf Hitler is deter
mined that Rumania’s gasoline shall power
his tanks and planes, and his alone. Not even
his “good friend” Stalin is to share in it. Does
this, perhaps, show that Germany’s petroleum
supplies are ebbing, or only that the Nazi
chief is smart enough to know that Rumanian
oil in British or Russian hands would cripple
him, possibly beyond repair, later on?
Whatever it means, it is obvious that he has
the upper hand over Rumanian supplies, and
that the new government at Bucharest, which
was instituted at King Carol’s behest, will
carry out his orders to the last detail. It
Stalin wants Rumanian petroleum he must
seize it at peril of starting a war with the
Nazis, and if England wants it she must find
a way of getting it out of the county over stiff
r»rvr%r\c i + i nri
The Rumanian government has collected a
fraction of the output of Britishs wells and is
turning it over to the Nazis. But the quantity
involved was only Rumania’s price for privi
lege given British operators to do business
within her borders. Now, it appears, not only
this but probably the entire production will go
to the Germans. It is even unlikely the British
will be able to fire any stored gasoline or
wreck their wells. They have been deported.
It is not the least of Hitler’s cunning that he
has thus prepared to fuel attack on Eng
land with gasoline from English-owned wells.
Capable In Air
The British air force is giving a good account
of itself in the persistent raids conducted over
England by enemy warplanes. It may claim
a victory in the one large engagement aloft,
when the number of German losses may well
have been a hundred planes destroyed or dis
abled. Each dispatch from London telling of
air battles shows that the British fliers are a
match for the foe and in most cases down
many more enemy planes than they them
selves lose. This is evidence of British skill in
the air and British organization for defense,
no less than of British determination to make
invasion a task which even Adolf Hitler may
undertake with misgivings.
But it must be acknowledged that the losses
British air power has thus far succeeded in
imposing upon the enemy are exceedingly
small in comparison with the total air power
under Hitler’s command. The few planes shot
down daily over England do not offset Ger
many’s daily production of new planes. They
mean only that Germany is unable to increase
her warplane reserves as rapidly as she could
if there were no losses, But they do not mean
England is materially crippling' Hitler’s air
It also means that England will have to find
means for coping with the enemy output of
planes as well as those aloft, if she is to stem
the tide of attack. There has been some pro
gress by the British in crippling Germany’s
supplies behind the lines on the continent, but
it would be a blessed relief to those whose
sympathies are with her to read that her fliers
had wrecked Germany’s great airplane fac
tories in a counter attack of mator importance.
Thus far England has fought the war, in
the main, defensively. Her one major offensive
has been the French fleet seizure—a magnifi
cent demonstration of determination to thwart
the enemy. But otherwise England’s strategy
has been directed to resistance of attack. If
she could strike a serious blow on the contin
ent, a crippling blow that would incapacitate
Germany’s production of warplanes, there
would be more reason to believe that she will
emerge victor in the Battle of England, now
in the drumfire stage.
And her ultimate victory would be the better
assured, also, if she could maneuver the Ital
ian fleet into battle position and crush it, as
her Mediterranean fleet is capable of doing.
WASHINGTON—July 12.—Answering the
mail orders:
Mrs. J. T. K., Indianapolis—In spite of all
those stories you have read, the United States
fleet still is in the far Pacific and is likely
to remain there unless some drastic sharge
occurs in Atlantic defense conditions.
G. T., Rutherford, N. J.—Your old friend
and brother in the bond, Jimmy Aswell, is out
for the congressional race in Natchitoches, La.
and it looks at this printing as though he would
be around these parts soon after the first of the
year. He was one of the principal platform
ramrods in the fight against the old (and de
feated) Long Machine. Since then the winds
that drift up from the southland have been
bringing me consistent reports of Jimmy’s
candidacy. If Jimmy comes up this way after
the first of the year, guess we’ll have to have
a get-together and talk of the time you wrote
a glowing column about what a swell guy
Jimmy Aswell is and some South Carolina
editor (or was it Virginia) got confused and
ran it under a head that said "By James As
well.’’ They tell me Jimmy still keeps the
Pullman shades down when he goes through
that city.
H. M. L., Dallas, Tex.—Your query about
n uiai goia mat s siuck in a nole down in
Kentucky not only has your humble corre
spondent guessing, but all the best economists
and money theorists around here as well. I’m
trying to find out, but it’s beginning to look
as though I’ll have to get a Ph. D., a thesaurus
and couple of Morgan partners on my side
before I can even discuss it. . . And even then
I’ll have to write above the column: The facts
contained herein bear no resemblance to any
thing living or dead.
J. P., San Diego* Calif.—Based on the 1936
popular vote, Wendell L. Millkie would have
to swing a little more than 5,000,000 votes
that went for Roosevelt and hold the 17,000,000
votes considered Republican under any cir
cumstances. The sidelines guessers here now
are saying that Mr. Willkie probably will get
a lot of normally Democratic votes (being so
recently a Democrat himself), but for that
very reason probably will lose some of the
ordinarily die-hard Republicans. Personally, I
think it’s a little too early to tell about any
of these supposed trends. The Political picture,
based as it is almost entirely on the foreign
situation plus the shifting whim of the Ameri
can voter, can change a half dozen times be
tween now and November . . . but it is any
body’s guess at the moment as to what it is
going to change from.
R. E. B., Joplin, Mo.—Thanks for the tip on
the Admiral Dewey report at the navy de
partment. The department generously is work
ing on it for me and if I uncover any more
minor or major prophets on modern warfare,
will be sure to let you know.
. .Mrs. D. C. L., Denver, Colo.—I think I can
assure you that the government is not devoting
ALL its time to rearmament and overlooking
the possibilities of the trade war which may
result when the European battles are over.
My hunch is that the first big hint of how
much time is being devoted to it will come
out of the Pan-American conference at Ha
Editorial Comments
From Other Angles
Greensboro News
Judge J. Will Pless, Jr., presiding over the
current term of Forsyth county Superior court,
has evolved what a Winston-Salem Journal re
porter term ‘jail-therapy’ for treatment of
drunken drivers who are convicted in his court.
Specifically Judge Pless is reported as say
ing: ‘Every man who pleads guilty to driving
drunk, or is convicted, should spend a few
days in a jail to see what the inside of a jail
looks like when he is sober and to meditate
upon the menace his act has been to the
public.’ His honor forthwith sent two defend
ants, father and son, off to jail for a few
days of this treatment, indicating, as our Twin
City contemporary elaborates, that the same
procedure ‘shall (will) be applied to those
cases wherein the defendant is permitted to
pay a fine.’ That seems to make the situation
such that no convicted or admittedly drunken
driver will escape the jail-house meditation.
Judge Pless’ prescription is O. K. by us—
anything is that keeps ’em off the roads as
drivers—we’re ready to applaud just about
any and all steps taken to thwart the drunken
driving menace. But we do find our thoughts
reverting to the divergent approach which
members of the judiciary have to this pro
blem and the verying degree of firmness or
laxity which they manifest in dealing with it.
Judge Pless proposes to give these offenders
what’s coming to them when he has the op
portunity. But, thus forewarned, how many
drunken drivers with any legal advice or any
appreciable gumption of their own, do y o u
reckon will let their cases come before this
particular jurist? A few unfortunate and un
advised of the lower stratum may take the
jail treatment as promised; but the lawyers
themselves, you know, have a way of obtain
ing continuances, come a judge before whom
they’d prefer their client not to be arranged.
Something resembling university of treat
ment is eminently in order, for higher courts
and low. And we don’t mean a universality
which adheres to the minimum punishment
under the law.
Man About I
:— By George Tucker'
NEW YORK—July 12.—A New
York hospital has voted to offer
its facilities to the British govern
ment, in New York, Canada, or
overseas, for the care of wounded
British soldiers.
This is a generous impulse and
will be approved by all who have
the Allied cause at heart. B u t
there will be some people around
this city who will wonder why New
York hospitals do not distribute a
little of that milk of human kind
ness to the mass of people who
make up the vast reservoir from
which their own clients are drawn.
The red tape surrounding hos
pitals in Greater New York is no
torious. Not long ago a man was
permitted to die in a taxicab in
front of a New York hospital be
cause he didn’t have the proper
credentials to get in. Naturally the
story made the headlines, and nat
urally an investigation was promis
ed. What results were obtained
from this investigation I do not
There have been other instances
in recent years of people being
denied entry into hospitals for fin
ancial reasons. When a man is ill,
he is ill. If he needs medical at
tention, he needs it. There are
clinics in New York for the pood,
and there are many doctors who
devote a share of their hours to
charity. But there is never any
excuse for red tape when a human
life hangs in the balance.
* * *
A diminutive, toy-like Chinense
figure is Blodwyn Ching, wife of
Robert Ching, ,.o. 1 boy at
Monty Proser’s Beachcomber club
on Broadway. She is only a little
over four feet in height and she
looks as if somebody plucked her
from the embroidery of a Kwang
tung fan. . . . But she is from the
west coast . . . And her pride and
jo y are her young twin sons, Ray
mand and Robert, Jr., . . That first
name, Bloydwyn, is Welch. . . .
Maybe, she tells you with a twinkle
in her eye, “maybe back there
somewhere among my ancestors
there was a visitor from Wales.”
* * *
Something tells me I’m going to ■
get awful tired of politics between
now and November . . .Most un
usual record of the month: Tom- j
my Dorsay’s (Victor) “I’ll Never j
Smile Again”. . . Franchot Tone 1
is in the Old Dominion and, while 1
filming a picture there, will make 1
a study of the historic points of i
interest in Virginia. . . . Eve <
Curie’s new book has been named 1
“Atlantic.” . . . She is in London 1
now. . . . And so is Daphne du 1
Maurier, who wrote “Rebecca”. '
. . . Her husband is Major F. A. M. 1
Browning of the Grendaier Guard *
Walter Hagen thinks Horace Heidt
could earn a grand living playing
golf if he wanted to give up direct
ing a dance band .
. . . Heidt gets into the seventies '
with the greatest of ease.
* * * 1
A couple of seasons ago a little |
girl named Ann Beasley won a •
“society singers” contest and was ,
proclaimed the most pleasing war- (
bier among the rich girls of the ,
metropolitan area. She went into a ]
club called Armand’s and did quite ,
well. Now she is back at Armand’s, .
and her star is rising. You can’t 1
get into the place at night. It isn’t ]
often that one person like this:
carries such a wide cash-customer <
following. ]
However, when you inquire o f '
Ann about the days when she was 1
a society girl before she won the i
contest she smiles. “I’m not, and '■
never have been, a New York so- 1
ciety girl,” she says. “I’m from ]
Athens, Ohio.” 3 !
New Hanover Makes Mon
ey From ‘Operation’ Of |
Recorder’s Court
The county of New Hanover made ^
money out of the operation of re
corder’s court during the past year, 1
but it cost the City of Wilmington,
figures released in the office of John
A. Orrell, county auditor, show. 1
Actually the receipts of the court '
from costs, fines and jail fees *
amounted to $13,947.67 while ex
penses amounted to only $9,711.61. i
But fines received do not enter 1
into the picture when the county i
divides the cost of operation of the i
court with the city, nor does the (
salary of the clerk come into the 1
But when the salary of the clerk e
($2,220) is deducted from the total s
expenses it leaves a balance of $7,- ]
491.61 whereas when the fines ($7,- r
509.06) are deducted from the re- s
ceipts, it leaves a balance of only c
$6,438, leaving a deficit for division c
with the city of $1,053. ,
Among the items of expense shown £
is “hauling, storage, etc., slot ma- 2
chines” $75,60. Money found in slot I
machines is divided half to the ar
resting officers and half to the As- c
sociated Charities, the court footing r
the bills of expense. c
Tax revenues from operation of j
motor vehicles today exxceed the s
total of federal, state and local c
taxes in 1896 when the automobile c
was a sideshow curiosity 3
Hollywood Sights And Sounds
— - -By Robbin.Coons ■ —
ract, contract. . . . They all want
em, and sometimes they get ’em.
Mary Martin didn’t — not at
irst. . . . They thought her sign
ng was all right but after they
ested her they suggested (oh,
actfully) that she’d be better on
he air where she couldn’t be seen,
>r on the stage where distance
:ould lend enchantment. ... So
dary took it like a trouper, and
ollowed their advice. ...And
:very night, on the stage, her heart
>elonged to daddy, so they brought
ter back—and now she’s one of
he scren’s beauties, and the man
he married (Richard Halliday, the
dory boss) was one of those who
idvised her to go away where
he could be heard but not seen! .
Virginia Gilmore didn’t either
lot at first. . . . She was a Univer
:ity of California student, set on
Irama, and she was going to New
fork to hit the stage when Sam
ioldwyn’s offices called and invit
id her for a test. . . . But when
he arrived they tok one look at
ler and said, No, No! She was
iverwieght and there were
traightening braces on her teeth.
Vhen she saw Goldwyn personal
y, however, he signed her up. She
educed, finished with the
lental braces, and found they had
eft her with a lisp. She studied
vith a diction teacher to shed
hat, and she still didn’t have a
ole. She got publicity as the pos
:essor of the ‘most beautiful
egs’ ’and also as a shop girl who
nade good as a star. (She says
he worked in a store once dur
13 Youths Enlisted
Here For Army Servici
Thirteen young men from South
'astern North Carolina enlisted fo
:ervice with army units in Panam:
ind at Camp Jackson, S. C., dur
ng the past week at the Wilming
on district office of the army re
:ruiting service, Sergeant S. W. P
iennett reported Thursday.
They include: Fred Barefoot, 26
ion of Mrs. Florence Barefoot, o
rlallsboro, quartermaster corps ii
3anama; Dewey L. Hilbourn, 18, soi
>f Mr. and Mrs. Barcey Hilbourn
'f Tabor City, eighth quartermaste:
lattalion, Camp Jackson.
Chesley D. Harris, 25, son of Mr
ind Mrs. Clifford Harriss, of Wal
ace, infantry headquarters MP com
'any, Camp Jackson; David Thomp
on, 18, son of Joe Thompson, o:
lhadbourn, eighth quartermaste:
attalion, Camp Jackson.
The following enlisted for the fielc
rtillery, eighth division, Camp Jack
on: Paul D. Cartrette, 18, son ol
Ir. and Mrs. W. M. Cartrette, ol
'abor City; Charlie N. Lewis, 22
on of Mr. and Mrs. B. N. Lewis,
f route three, Jacksonville; Ru
olph W. Russell, 18, son of Mr
nd Mrs. W. F. Russell, of 922
outh Third street; James H. Batts,
3, son of T. M. Batts, of Maple
Guy Taylor, 18, son of Mrs. Kate
'• Quinn, of Trenton; Robert L. Eb
on, 19, son of Mrs. Eula Ebron,
f Trenton; Norden Edwards, 21,
on of Rufus M. Edwards, of Ash;
ames W. Burney, 18, son of Mr.
nd Mrs. M. C. Burney, of Cerrc
ordo; and John A. Vernon, 18, son
f Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Vernon, of
96 South Sixth street,
112 Aliens Register
f With Clerk Of Court
With July 22, the date when New
- Hanover superior court will open
L again in criminal session, drawing
near, aliens in New HanoVer county
are rushing to register with the
■ clerk of superior court to avoid
. prosecution.
After the grand jury at the last
session recommended enforcement of
the Bolich alien registration act,
’ District Solicitor David Sinclair an
nounced that any known alien in
1 the county who is not registered by
the time court opens this month
' will be presented to the grand jury
for indictment.
To date, a check of the records
of the office of T. A. Henderson,
• clerk of court, show, 112 aliens
have registered since Sinclair’s an
nouncement. Prior to that time less
than 50 had registered in the 12
years the law had been in effect.
Sullivan Named Head
Of Newspaper Guild
MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 12— (jp)_
With New York city’s big vote block
the deciding margin, the American
Newspaper Guild today re-elected two
paid officers who had been accused
of inefficiency and maladministration
and chose 29-year-old Donald Sulli
van of Boston as president.
The officers under fire from an
anti-administration faction were
executive Vice-President Milton
Kaufman and Secretary-Treasurer
Victor Pasche. Kaufman beat Max
Ways of Philadelphia, and Pasche
defeated I. L. Kenen of Cleveland.
Both votes were 85 1-5 to 45 4-5,
with New York casting its 23 ballots
for the winning candidates.
ly got a role in ‘Manhattan Heart
beat,” new version of ‘Bad Girl,’
and now is doing “Laddie.”
* * *
three of ’em. . . . Harry Richman
saw her in an Abbey Theater
school production, and met her al
a party afterward . . Richmand
recommended her to a British film
company for testing—and the letter
inviting her to London came on
the same day that she was offered
her first lead with the Abbey play
ers. . . . She went to London, was
tested, and won two contracts of
fers--but she didn’t like their terms
and declined. . . . Before she lef1
for home again, however, she
met Charles Laughton, and the
contract he offered put her in
Hollywood—to “Hunchback of Not
re Dame’ and ‘A Bill of Divorce
ment” and “Dance, Girl, Dance.”.
Ralph Belamy did—for all the
good it did him.Bellamy
came from mid-west stock and
railshows to Broadway in 1931, and
he clicked. . . . Right away he got
a contract, carrying salary for 30
weeks out of 52 ... He went to
Hollywood on borrowedmoney and
met his lay-off period, a solid run
of 22 weeks, stone-broke. . . . The
day his pay was to have started,
the studio canceled his contract.
. . . And so he went to work, as
a free-lancer (non-contract player)
in ‘The Secret Six” and started
paying off his debts. ... As a fre
lancer he rarely if ever gets the
girl (he does “get” Maureen
But he gets the calls from the
$15,000 Expansion Ot Bag
Company’s Plant Re
ported Here
A $15,000 plant extension for the
Wertheimer Bag company will step
up production from 60,000 to 75.000
bags daily, S. L. Marbuy, plant
manager, told members of the Ex
change club in weekly luncheon
session yesterday at the Cape
Fear hotel.
Marbury said the addition to the
piam, txxc uxxx,y uxitf UI 115 lUilu
in the Carolinas, was rapidly near
ing completion and would be
placed in full-time use in the near
Development of the burlap and
cotton bag industry at the local
plant, which is continuing to ex
pand to serve a growing trade area
in the southeastern section of the
country, was outlined in detail by
the speaker.
Three million bags are used
alone in the city annually, Marbury
said, and the plant is being
equipped to produce 75,000 bags
daily or 100,000 yards of cloth.
From 80 to 100 employes, the num
ber varying with the seasons, are
mostly local labor, he said.
Marbury discussed the com
pany’s profit sharing plan for its
employes, the origin of the various
raw materials, details of the manu
facturing processes, and the prin
cipal outlets for burlap and cotton
Charles S. Lowrimore, president
of the club, presided: Henry A.
Foster, of Columbus, Ga., was in
troduced as the guest of E. i
Brooks; Richard A. Dunlea served
as secretary in the absence of Leo
E. Sykes; and Wilbur D. Jones
presented the report of the treas
J. Arthur Brown, entertainment
committee chairman announced
the club will hold an outing, includ
ing a dinner session and entertain
ment features, on Friday, July 1-.
at the Paris cottage at Wrightsvile
The club’s annual Sunshine spe
cial for the benefit of underpriveg
ed girls of the community wlil be
held August 16, O. W. Messick,
project chairman announced.
Commissioner Maxwell
Is ‘A Little Better
RALEIGH, July 12.—(Ah—Re'-;;
enue Commissioner A. J. Maxwe
was 'a little better” today, sa.J
Dr. W. B. Dewar, his physical
Doctor Dewar expressed hop®
that he could ‘get Mr. Maxvei
up and into a rolling chair in two
or thre days.”
The revenue commissioner
been desperately ill since suffer**
a stroke of paralysis late in
while making an unsuccessful cam
paign for the democratic gut3,err;3e’
torial nomination. He is on ‘eai
of absence without pay.
Italian Planes Leave
To Bomb British Ships
ROME, July 12—UP)—The Stefan*
(Italian (news agency reported
day that heavy Italian bombe^
loaded with large bombs, toox
yesterday from “all Mediterrar.e^
airports,, to participate in c ,
uing attacks on British warships
They Don’t Quite Seem To Get It

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