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DOMESTICS CLASS
PLANNED BY NYA
Mrs. Hussey, County Super
visor, Announces Course
Will Open Monday
A NYA project designed to meet
demands occasioned by the short
age of trained domestic workers in
the Wilmington section will get un
- der way Monday, Mrs. Julia Hussey,
county supervisor, said yesterday.
The training project will be lim
ited to about 30 colored girls rang
ing in ages from 18 to 25 years and
will be in charge of Mable B. Shel
ton, project foreman.
They will be given extensive train
ing in cooking, table service, home
beautification, and first aid instruc
tion for a period of six months.
At the conclusion of the training
period each of the girls will be as
sisted in securing temporary and
permanent domestic w-ork jobs in the
community, Mrs. Hussey said.
Instruction in cooking will be
given by Miss Johnnie Camp, home
service agent, for the Tide Water
Power company. The project will
comprise eight hours of daily in
struction for five days each week
during the duration of the project.
The NYA desires the cooperation
of matrons in the Wilmington sec
tion who are invited to visit the
project activities and send their do
mestic workers to the project fore
man. Another training course for
about 30 colored girls will begin
upon the completion of the present
course.
Ohio’s first glass plant was built
at Zanesville in 1815.
When Your Eyes are Tired
You’re Tired All Over . . .
You Lose All Your Pep and
Energy—See
Dr. W. A. Kamer
Eyes Examined—Glasses Fitted
Bulluck Bldg. Wilmington, N. C
COTTON QUOTAS
TO BE DISCUSSED
Instructional Meeting Will 3e
Held In Whiteville On
Monday Morning
- $
An instructional meeting for per
sons in charge of cotton marketing
quota records for this district will
be held Monday morning beginning
at 9 o’clock in Whiteville. Those
attending the meeting from Wil
mington are R. W. Galphin, coun
ty agent, Miss Elizabeth Morris,
who is in charge of the cotton
marketing quota for New Hanover
county, and Mrs. Lena May
Briggs.
All persons in charge of cotton
marketing quota records have
been asked by the state office in
Raleigh to contact ginners and
layers, who, the department said,
should attend the meetings in their
respective districts.
In a letter to the county farm
agent of this county the state agent
realized that the fullest conven
ience can not be accorded as to
which county meeting its repre
sentative should attend, however,
it asked that the schedule be ad
hered to for the reason that each
county will have only a limited
space to take care of its meetings.
The county farm office made it
clear to all persons attending these
meetings to be familiar with and
have on hand forms Cotton 407
and 408, part 11, when they at
tend the meeting. They are also
expected to have their 1940 file of
letters and Cotton 307 and 308.
A summary of progress of the
work accomplished in each coun
ty will be composed at this meet
ing tomorrow. It is believed that
all counties will be able to com
plete records through the deliver
ing of the marketing cards since
there is practically no difference
between the 1939 and 1940 records
up to that point. 3
REALTY TRANSFERS
Keal property conveyances re
corded during the past week at the
office of Adrian B. Rhodes, regis
ter of deeds, follow:
Anna C. Smith to William M.
Hill, part of farm No. 41, Winter
Park Gardens.
H. Edmund Rogers to William
M. Hill, part of farm No. 41, Win
ter Park Gardens.
E. K. Bryan to Carolina Insu
rance company, part of lots 5 and
6, block 507, city.
Ingram Baggett to George B.
Mason, part of lots 1 and 2, block
13, Fort Fisher.
J. R. Bell to T. R. Talbert, tract
No. 3, F. L. Lewis property, in
Masonboro township.
Moore-Fonvielle Realty company
to George G. Lynch, lot 103-A, sec
tion B, Forest Hills.
Frances Ada Cooper to Arabel
la Gore, two tracts of D. L. Gore
property in Harnett township.
W. C. Manson to Stephen S'nee
den, part of lots 27 and 28, Win
ter Park Gardens.
Victory Home company to W. C.
Stanch, lot 4, block 5, Suns-tt Park.
Victory Home company to Carrie
Mae Taylor, lot '4, block 38, Sun
set Park.
Victory Home company to Esther
A. Palmer, lot 5 block 14, Sun
set Park.
H. L. McCabe to N. Susan Jean
notto 1 A Vtlrtolr A Riincof Porlr
Monroe L. Shrier to L. H. Wat
kins, one acre on Market street
road, in Harnett township.
Stephen Sneeden to R. H. Borken
hagen, part of lots 27 and 28, Win
ter Park Gardens.
E. D. Blake to Jerry A. Jones,
lot 3, Covil sub-division, in Har
nett township.
Frances Ada Cooper to Claude
Gore, 14 tracts in Cape Fear and
Harnett townships.
Estelle Shrier to R. S'. McClel
land, part of lots 1, 2 and 3, block
175, city.
W. G. Fountain to B. F. Biggs,
lots 5 and 6, block 30, Sunset
Park.
Lula S. Fisher to Glenn M. Tuck
er, part of lot 5, block 137, city.
Estelle Shrier to R. S. McClel
land, part of lots 1 2 and 3, block
175, city.
R. S. McClelland to Thomas H.
Wright, part of lots 1, 2, and 3,
block 175, city.
Anna P. Savage to Nellie Savage
Durham, part of lot 5, block 140,
city
Carolina Insurance company to
N. L. Foy, part of lot 1, block 166,
city.
Beulah Fox Rogers to Joseph W
Weneut, lots 23 and 24, block 4,
Fox subdivision, in Harnett town
ship.
Hallie Midgette to Louise Mc
Cleese, part of lots 4 and 5, block
239, and part of lot 1, block 225,
city. 4
Lillys, 25,000 Strong,
Gathering For Reunion
FLAT TOP, W. Va., Aug. 17.—
UP)—Cousin Abe Lilly, who can give
lessons in mass production family
reunions, polished off a stump speech
that will embroidery two days of
music and oratin’ and proclaimed,
“We’ll have 60,000 here again’’ to
day and tomorrow.
He was referring to the eleventh
annual reunion of the amazing Lil
lys, who themselves number more
than 25,000 and attract more thou
sands of friends to their jamboree
on the twin hills which mark this
waypoint on the southern West Vir
ginia map.
The Spanish Main properly is
the shore of the mainland south
of the Caribbean sea and includes
the Atlantic side of the Isthmus
of Panama.
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• SERIAL STORY
MURDER INCOGNITO
BY NORMAN KAHL
CAST OF CHARACTERS
MARTIN Sayler—a lawyer
with too many enemies.
DALE APPLEBY—Sayler’s step
son.
RHODA WATERS—Appleby’s fi
ancee.
HAZEL LEIGHTON — Sayler’s
sweetheart.
WINSLOW MARSDELL—A gam
bler.
GEORGE BARBOUR—Sayler’s
law partner.
LIEUTENANT O’LEARY — po
lice investigator.
• • •
YESTERDAY: Everyone in the
house is under suspicion. Riggs,
Sayler’s chauffeur, is brought in
for questioning. Later O’Leary
joint the five guests in the draw
ing room. Suddenly, there is a shot.
CHAPTER VI
It seemed hours after the shot
before anyone moved. Dale Apple
by, his face pallid, was the first
to leap to his feet.
“My God—! Another one,” he
said in a hoarse whisper. He start
ed toward the study, and Mardell
and Barbour rose to follow him.
O’Leary barred the way.
“Never mind, gentlemen,” he
said “It’s all right.”
Barbour, the red tent missing
from his fleshy cheeks, seemed
genuinely frightened. “But that
shot—”
“I ordered that shot fired,”
O’Leary said clamly. "It was fired
from the den out of the window
and into the air—harmlessly. No
one was hurt this time.”
“But why?” Dale demanded.
“Just to satisfy my curiosity,”
said the lientenant. “Sayler was
shot to death. We know that. But
no one heard the shot. Yet every
one heard this one. So Sayler
couldn’t have been shot with an
ordinary gun. Whoever did the job
used a silencer. With a silencer, a
gun could be shot off in the den
and you wouldn’t be able to hear
anything. It’s too far away from
this room, and Sayler had the
door closed.”
Slowly the men ambled back
to their chairs. They were still a
little angry.
O’Leary turned to Mardell.
“May I see you in the study for
a few minutes?’
Mardell bowed slightly and fol
lowed the officer out of the room.
In the den, Carroll was sitting
at the desk, going through some of
the drawers. When O’Leary and
Mardell entered, he rose. “Hear
it, Chief?”
O’Leary’s lips twisted upwards.
“What do you think?”
• * •
The lieutenant motioned Mardell
to a chair. “What were you doing
here tonight, Mardell?” he asked
bluntly.
Sauve and self composed. Wins
low Mardell leaned back in h i s
chair and propped his head grace
fully agains the cushioned support.
“Just a social visit, Lieutenant
Sayler asked me for dinner along
with the others.”
From his pocket, O’Leary ex
tracted a sheaf of papers, slipped
together. “You wouldn’t know any
thing about these?”
Mardell tilted his head slightly
and glanced at the papers. Then
he smiled. “So you found them.”
"Yeah,” said O’Leary, “in the
top drawer of Sayler’s desk. There
wasn’t much in that drawer—just
a few pieces of unfinished busi
ness . . . things Sayler wanted to
take care of tonight.”
Mardell lifted his eyebrows and
began fumbling for a cigaret.
O’Leary went on. “A lot of
dough is represented here — $35,
000. Not exactly chicken feed.
These I. O. U.’s are yours, aren’t
they? You signed them.”
Mardell looked bored. ‘‘Sure
they’re mine. So what?”
‘‘How come?”
‘‘A little business—between Say
Ier and me.”
“Gambling debts, aren’t they?”
Mardell said evenly, “Maybe.”
“Were you going to pay them?"
The man’s eyes flashed. “Cer
tainly. Do you think—?”
“Tonight?”
For the first time, Mardell
seemed ill at ease. “Well, no. 1
didn’t have that much cash on
me.” He leaned forward angrily.
“But Sayler knew that. He knew
I was going to settle up. He didn’t
need the money right away.”
O’Leary folded his arms and
breathed deeply. “All right, Mar
dell. That’s all for the time being.
Tell Miss Waters and Mr. Apple
by I want to see them.”
* * *
“There’s something about that
mug I don’t like,” Sergeant Car
roll commented after Mardell had
gone.
_ O’Leary nodded. “He’ll bear a
little checking.”
Carroll had slouched back in a
chair along the inner wall. He
didn’t bother to get up when Dale
and, Rhoda entered the room.
O’Leary swyng around in t h e
swival chair. “I hope you two
don’t mind being called in togeth
er.”
“We prefer it that way, Dale
said.
’Sit down,” O’Leary invited.
Mr. Appleby, i want to know
where your stepfather’s will might
be found.” s
I don t know,” Dale replied
“He never confided in me.”
“You. d™’1 *®ow who’ll get his
n]one,^' There must be quite a lot
of it.
“No, I can’t say.”
“Do you expect any?”
Dale, exchanged a swift glance
with Rhoda. “I’ll get my mother’s :
money. That’s written into her
that.” He C°Uldn,t have Ranged ]
“Will that be very much’” 1
“Yes.” ’ 1
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“When your mother died, she left
all her money to Sayler?”
Dale looked at the girl. "Tell
him, Dale.” she urged.
“I may as well,” the young man
decided. ‘Most of my mother’s'
money was left to me, you see—
but in a trust fund over which
Sayler had almost unlimited pow
er. He didn’t need to give the
money to me, even when I reached
21, if he didn’t feel like it—and he
didn’t feel like it.”
“Did you even ask you stepfather
for the money, Mr. Appleby?”
“Yes—but he refused.”
“Why?”
Dale flushed. “I don’t think
that—”
“I’ll tell you why,” Rhoda ex
ploded. Her delicate features were
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ly clenched. “Martin Sayler hated
me. He told Dale he wouldn’t re
lease the money until I was out
of the picture.”
Sergeant Carroll leaned for
ward. “You didn’t like him very
well?”
Dale answered for her. “Frank
ly, we didn’t.”
“Okay,” said O’Leary. “Just one
more thing—do you know where
Sayler kept his papers?”
“I’m sorry, I don’t” Dale said.
“I just wondered. There isn’t
much in the desk.”
O’Leary glanced at his wrist
watch. “Twenty-thiry. It’s too late
to do very much more tonight. Mr.
Appleby, I’m going to ask a favor
of you. I’d like everyone to stay
here tonight. Can you arrange it?”
Dale looked startled. “Of course,
but—”
“Thank you,” said O’Leary.
Forty-five minutes later, the two
officers were still sitting in the
study. All the lights had been turn
ed out.
“Chief, this case has me
stumped,” said Carroll.
“Yeah,” O’Leary responded,
noncommittally.
“I don’t get it all. A murder
couldn’t have been committed—
and yet it was. All the suspects
were in the other room, and the
window wasn’t opened, and—”
He stopped suddenly. From
somewhere just outside the door
that led into the library, they
heard the sounds of shuffling feet.
O’Leary stole quietly behind the
divan in which the two men had
been sitting and whispered curt
orders for the sergeant to stand
in the recess next to the fireplace
The door opened, and a sharp
beam of light from an electric
torch cut across the room. O’Leary
held his breath as the beam passed
the sofa behind which he was hud
died.
It was impossible, in the dark
ness, to tell who the man was.
His light was turned toward the
books in the built-in cases on the
east wall, and he seemed to be
studying the titles. Finally, he se
lected two large books and pulled
them out of place. He reached his
hand in the space where the books
had been.
Suddenly O’Leary realized what
the man was doing. Behind those
books, secreted by a panel, was
Sayler’s safe. In a few minutes,
the man pulled aside a small, steel
door and reached his hand into
the chamber.
O’Leary lifted himself to his
feet. “All right, buddy,” he said.
“Drop it.” He spoke quietly, but
in the stillness of the night his
voice boomed across the room.
The figure at the bookcase
wheeled around. He swung his
beam swiftly over the room and
caught O’Leary square in the face.
In the next instant, there was dark
ness as the torch was switched off,
and then ... a flash of flame and
a crashing sound as he fired a
shot at the detective’s head. 3
(To Be Continued)
Security Records Now
Open To All Workers
Opportunity for social security ac
count holders in Southeastern North
Carolina to check up on their old
age and survivors insurance accounts
is offered by the Wilmington head
quarters field office of the Social
Security board, George W. Jeffrey,
manager, said yesterday.
The office is now ready to fur
nish to any account holder on re
quest a statement of the wages
credited to his particular account
for 1939 and at least one quarter
of 1940, he said.
The accounts are the Doard’s rec
ord of each worker’s wages as re
ported to the government by his em
ployer. Monthly benefits payable to
insured wage earners, to their wives
or widows, and their children, or to
their dependent parents, depend up
on the amount of the worker’s
wages. Therefore, Jeffrey said, it is
important for the worker to check
up once a year and find out for
himself whether the record is cor
rect.
MARRIAGES
Five white couples secured mar
riage permits during the past week
at the office of Adrian B. Rhodes,
register of deeds, as follows:
James B. Pickett, 31, of 220 1-2
Kenwood avenue, and Miss Marie
Register, 20, of 1818 Carolina ave
lue.
Richard Spivey, 21, of Charlotte,
md Miss Frances Hazel Rivenbark,
[9, of Wilmington.
B. L. Prince, 28, of 204 Nun
itreet, and Miss Adeline Edwards,
14, of 224 South Fourth street.
Fred Johnson, 26, and Miss Cleon
lolder, 24, both of Asheboro.
Willie Davidson, 47, and Miss Ta
•itha Bordeaux, 33, both of Wil
nington. 4
Willkie Loses Speech
But Police Save Day
Rl'SHVILLE, lnd., Aug. 17.
—WB—Wendell Willkie wasn’t
quite sure when he left Rhsh
ville by train today for Elwood
whether he would be able to ac
cept the republican nomination
for president. He didn’t have his
official speech with him. Or his
luggage.
Just before getting on a spe
cial train, Rep. Joseph W. Mar
tin, Jr., republican national
chairman, asked to he snown
around Kushville. Willkie bor
rowed the car of Charles Cald
well, threw in his luggage and
drove around the city with Mar
tin.
Arriving back at the station,
the party rushed to the tram,
leaving behind Willkie’s luggage,
which contained a special, large
type print of Willkie’s accept
ance speech.
Given police escort, Caldwell
drove the speech to Elwood aft
er Willkie wired back that he
needed the manuscript.
‘TOBACCO ROAD’
NEAR COMPLETION
Last Link Of Shallotte To
Whiteville Highway Un
der Construction
The last short gap of highway
No. 130 from Whiteville to Shal
lotte now being completed will link
Brunswick and Columbus counties
by hard surfaced road for the first
time.
A heavy poundage of this year’s
Brunswick county tobacco crop is
due soon to roll over this last sec
tion of the improved highway on
the way to Whiteville and other
markets of the Border Belt.
The road, subject of agitation in
Brunswick county for the past 20
years, has always constituted prac
tically the only route to market since
its transformation from a dirt road
to an improved sand-clay highway
several days ago.
Completion of improvements on
the last short gap of the highway
will provide residents of Columbus
and adjoining counties with an ac
cess to Brunswick county beaches
and recreational facilities.
Southport officials say the high
way has been needed badly as an
inlet to hundreds of sportsmen from
central and western North Carolina
and nearby states on their way to
the coast for fishing and hunting.
The road is expected to bring In
additional hundreds of summer vis
itors and tourists intent on spending
a vacation on the Brunswick county
coasi.
Governor Cameron Morrison, the
“father’’ of paved roads in North
Carolina, was among the first men
to see the need of a paved road
from Shallotte to Whiteville. Im
provements of the entire route of
the highway should be completed
shortly.
ONE DIRECT DRIVER TAX
In British Malaya there is only
one direct tax on automobiles: $25
for a 14-horsepower vehicle. They
have no driving license, fuel tax,
nor automobile insurance to pay
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Wanted Bids On Garbage
Seal bids will be received by the City of Wilmington, North
Carolina until 10:00 o’clock A. M., Wednesday, August 28, 1940,
at which time, they will be publicly opened and read at a meet
ing of the Board of Commissioners for the sale of garbage col
lected by the Public Works Department to be delivered to the
purchasers at the City Garage Disposal Station at 10th and
Moore Streets. Containers to be provided by the purchasers and
approved by the Public Health Department.
Bidders will stipulate the amount of their bids on a yearly
bases, contract to begin September 1 1940 and run through
August 31, 1941. Payments to be made in advance on or before
the loth of each month. Bidders are advised that the City of
Wilmington collected approximately 5,000 barrels of garbage dur
ing the past year.
Further information can be obtained from the office of
the Commissioner of Public Works.
Address all bids to the under-signed marked on outside of
envelope "Bid on Garbage.”
The right to reject any or all bids is reserved.
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