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ON ASSAULT COUNT Approximately 30 Cases Cleared In Columbus Coun ty Superior Court WHI’CEVILLE, August 20—About 30 cases had been cleared when the second day of Columbus county’s one-week term of criminal superior court closed this afternoon. Judge Clawson Williams, of Sanford, is presiding. Principal among the cases tried thus far is that of Walter Smith, white man, charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent tc kill. He was charged with attack ing his aged mother, found- guilty, gnd given the maximum penalty un der the law—10 years on the state highways at hard labor. James Smith, charged with high way robbery, was found not guilty. In the same case, Boyd Ballard was jjiven four months on the roads for forcible trespass. He pleaded guilty. Willie Parker, was given 13 months on the state highways when found guilty of larceny. . John Fountain, Whiteville negro physician, was found guilty of oper ating an automobile intoxicated and was fined $50 and the costs. Judgment was suspended in the case of Sampson McKoy, Wilming ton negro, found guilty of reckless operation. ' Ernest Hemingway, negro, plead ed guilty to a larceny charge and Was given eight months on the state highways. > Lanneau Webb, negro, of Lake tVaccamaw, was found guilty of murder in the second degree and was given the maximum penalty — 30 years in state’s prison. • Rufus Canaday pleaded guilty to .larceny and was given two to three years. : Dalton Tatum, found guilty of larceny and receiving in two cases, received a total of six to 10 years in state’s prison. David Sinclair, of Wilmington, district solicitor, is prosecuting the docket. Court is expected to adjourn by Friday afternoon. * TROTSKY BEATEN, CONDITION GRAVE (Continued from Page One) which he blamed on the OGPU, Rus sian secret police, because of his criticism of Josef Stalin, Soviet dic tator. Unofficial sources gave this ver sion of today’s attack: Trotsky and an acquaintance—re garded as a friend—were chatting in Trotsky’s office alone when suddenly the exile called for help. One of his bodyguards dashed in and found the visitor raining blows on the Russian's head with the pick, about twelve inches from tip to tip. The bodyguard disarmed the assail ant. Trotsky and the attacker were taken to the police hospital where patrolmen, • armed with tear-gas rifles, stood before a heavy iron gate to keep the crowd aw/’y. BLESSED RELIEF from ] symptomatic pain and discom fort suffered by members of “The Look - of - the - Month League”. Try CHI-CHES-TERS PILLS as thousands of women are happily doing. Con- »#» / tain no habit-forming 3UC drugs nor narcotics. , . kSafe to take as directed. a1ui UP y dlWIIlflhiliBkMITTCT [ WEATHER~ (Continued from Page One) WASHINGTON, August 20. — UP) — Weather bureau records of temperature § and rainfall for the 24 hours ending 8 p. m., in the principal cotton-growing areas and elsewhere: Station High Low Prec Alpena, cloudy _ 67 .50 0.01 Asheville, cloudy-76 54 0.00 Atlanta, clear - 84 62 0.00 t Atlantic City, cloudy - 77 59 0,00 * Birmingham, clear — 84 55 0.00 Boston, clear _ 73 62 0.16 3 Buffalo, clear- 67 . 54 0.00 : Burlington, cloudy — 66 58 0.36 > Charlotte, clear- 81 63 0.00 Chicago, clear- 69 52 0.00 5 Cincinnati, clear- 76 56 0.00 Cleveland, clear- -- 50 0.00 , Denver, cloudy_ 84 59 0.00 Detroit, cloudy __ 67 51 0.00 Duluth, clear- 77 49 0.00 ; El Paso, clear_ — 64 0.00 Fort Worth, clear _— 84 58 0.00 Galveston, cloudy_ 84 72 0.00 Havre, clear_ 92 51 0.0< Jacksonville, rain_ 91 74 1.41 Kansas, City, clear_ 73 52 0.00 Key West, cloudy_ 91 82 0.00 Little Rock, clear_ 73 57 0.00 Los Angeles, clear_ 94 63 0.Q0 Louisville, clear_ 77 57 O.Oi Memphis, clear_ 76 59 0.00 Meridian* clear_ 82 60 0.00 Miami, cloudy _ 93 76 0.00 Minn.-St. Paul, clear - 75 50 0.00 Mobile, clear _ 85 68 0.00 New Orleans, cloudy _ 87 71 1.69 New York, cloudy_ 75 62 0.19 Norfolk, cloudy_ 77 __ 0.00 Pittsburgh, clear_ 71 53 0.00 Portland, Me., clear _ 74 60 0.69 Portland. Ore., cloudy 76 58 0.00 Richmond, clear_ 78 61 0.00 St. Louis, cloudy_ 75 55 0.00 San Antonio, clear ___ 89 64 0.00 San Francisco, clear _ 66 52 0.00 Savannah, cloudy_ 82 71 0.0( Tampa, clear_ 92 81 0.0< Vicksburg, cloudy_ __ __ 0.0( 1 Washington, clear_ 75 61 0.0r Wilmington, cloudy _ 81 70 0.1" BRITISH BLAST ~ NAZI-HELD PORTS AND AIRDROMES (Continued from Page One) was reported to have suffered only ‘‘small” damage. After a final re-check the air min istry revised upward to 152 the total number of German raiders destroyed in Sunday's fighting. In preparation for the showdown across the channel—if it is to come— the government took further steps to insure the independent function ing of local defense areas in the event they were isolated. Emergency administrative machin ery to direct traffic in 40 ports, without the necessity of authority from London, were set up. But it was the long-range British overnight bombers that carried the ball in the air war. Results These, said the air ministry, were the scope and results of their of fensive : Bombs dropped in bursts on the hangars and across the landing ground of the military airdrome at Villacoublay, just outside Paris; other French areas bombed as far south as Orleans. Direct hits on one of two 3,000-ton German transports in the harbor at Haugesund, Norway. Direct hits on the great German naval base at Kiel, bombs hitting the naval dockyard, the main basin and underground stores of oil. New raids on the already battered French port of Boulogne; on the air drome at St. Omer, in northern France; on oil tanks near Bordeaux ; on Hanover oil refineries; on the in dustrial Ruhr and in northwest Ger many. More than a million American families are using commercial lockers in frosted food plants. F. D. R. REFUSES WILLKIE OFFER TO HOLD DEBATES “ (Continued from Page One) : their impact on this country and the vast defense program. Other Answers In response to other questions re lating to defenses, Mr. Roosevelt said: He hoped to announce Thursday the names of U. S. members of a permanent American-Canadian de fense board to be established un der an agreement between him and Canadian Prime Minister W. L. MacKenzie King. Reports that Canada and the United States might occupy cer tain strategic areas jointly were pure, unadulterated speculation. It was just a newspaper story that the defense agreement might contemplate the use of World war destroyers by Canada. On' that point, he was told that it seemed to be assumed in Ottawa that destroyers were involved and that the Canadian naval minister “was almost to the point on it.” "r. Roosevelt said he didn’t be lieve that. And he threw no added light on what specific duties the defense board would assume, or on the question whether it would be limit ed to making studies and recom mendations or would have the au thority to act in the interests oi North American defense. It will, he said, do just exactly what he and Prime Minister Mac Kenzie King said Sunday it would do, and nothing more. 4 MANY EVACUATED IN FLOOD AREAS (Continued from Page One) The floods in this section followed on the heels of tremendous overflows which claimed at least 22 lives in northwestern North Carolina. The combined death toll of the two cata strophies is 27 and a 28th person downed while swimming in a flooded river. Red Cross nurses were sent to Weldon to safeguard the health of refugees. The commodity distribu tion division and the Red Cross served hot meals to 2,500 homeless persons in Halifax and Northamp ton counties. Major J. T. Maddrey of Weldon, said several days would be required to repair the water system there. Meanwhile, drinking water was be ing sent into Weldon from Roanoke Rapids. Maddrey said refugees in the area might not be able to return to their home for two weeks. Factories were closed at Roanoke Rapids, an important industrial center. Some plants were virtually destroyed by the flood, and others could not obtain electricity. Health officials were inoculating 1,000 refugees in the Tillery area against typhoid. Persons living near there, most of .whom resided nt Roanoke Farms, a farm security pro ject, were rescued Sunday by boats. Four hundred convicts were still marooned at the Caledonia prison farm, whic adjoins Roanoke Farms. About 1,200,000 persons in the U. S. are employed in public edu cation. OBITUARIES FRANKIE BELL JUSTICE Frankie Bell Justice, eight-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Justice, of 211 Castle street, died yesterday morning in a local hospital after a short illness. Funeral services will be held near Jacksonville this morning. S. W. SMITH WHITEVILLE, Aug. 20.—Funeral services for Samuel Waller Smith, 66, veteran letter carrier and farm er, of Whiteville, who died at 10:40 o’clock yesterday morning in Co lumbus county hospital following a short illness, were held at 3 o’clock this, afternoon from the late resi dence on Jefferson street. Burial followed in' the Whiteville cemetery. He was the son 6f the late Sam uel Alvah Smith and Sallie Jane Brown Smith, of Welch’s Creek township, one of the county’s most prominent families. He retired from the postal ser vice after serving 30 years. He was a member of the First Presbyter ian church. Mr. Smith was married on Feb ruary 10, 1904, to Miss Addie Pat terson, of Alamo, Ga.. She and three daughters, Misses Carolyn, Maggie Jackson and Mary Locke Smith, all of Whiteville, survive. Other survivors Include two sis ters: Mrs. Blance S. Lewis and Miss Sallie Smith, of Whiteville and one brother. Dr. Slade Smith, also of Whiteville. S. R. WINGO Funeral services for S. R. Wingo, father of Mrs. Thomas B. Lilly, of Wilmington, who died yesterday at his home in Jetersville, Va., were held at 3 o’clock yesterday after noon from the late residence. Mr. Wingo is survived by his widow and six daughters, Mrs. O. E. Long, of Crew, Va., Mrs. R. O. Kniveley, of Crew, Va., Mrs. James Flint, of Burksville, Va., Mrs. C. C. Shaffer, of Alexandria, Va., Mrs. A. I. Shaffer, of Alexandria, Va., and Mrs. Lilly. MARCUS F. BRYANT LUMBERTON, Aug. 20.—Funer al rites for Marcus F. Bryant, 57 year-old farmer of Wishart town ship, who died of paralysis yes terday afternoon at his home, wer conducted this afternoon, with bur ial in the family cemetery. His widow, two sons and one dau/Tcer survive. - 4 MRS. W. F. BULLOCK ROWLAND, Aug. 20.—Funeral rites for Mrs. W. F. Bullock, 77, who died last night in a Lumber ton sanator um after several years of ill health, will b* —conducted-^ fro-' Ashpole Presbytepfan churclv Wednesday at 11 a.m., with burial in Ashpole cemetery. Surviving are six children: Mrs. J. Mcr. Bracy, Miss Eva Bullock, Dr. D. D. Bullock and J. F. Bul lock, all of Rowland; Mrs. Lawson Ivey of New York and Mrs. Don McLeod of Cleveland, Ohio. 3 MICHAEL A. GALLOWAY GREENVILLE, S. C., August 20 —Michael Alpheus Galloway, 68, native of Pender county, died early his morning at Greenville hospital following a short illness. For many years he was a tele graph operator on the Southern railway and had lived in Green ville during the past 50 years. He is survived by the following: four sons, William Galloway, of ast Orange, N. J.; Charles and Frank Galloway, of Greenville; and Clyde Galloway, of Raleigh; four daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Shealey, Mrs. Luther Gresham, and Mrs. Tux Simpson, of Green ville, and Mrs. Garland Jones, of Danville, Va; his wife, Mrs. Nancy Jane Agnew Galloway, of Green ville. Two brothers: Charles M. Gal loway, of Washington, D. C., and Herbert Galloway, of Maxton; one sister, Mrs. James T. Howard, of Wilmington; and three grandchil dren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Interment will be in Springwooci cemetery, Greenville. 3 CHARLES W. EASLEY SOUTHPORT, August 20._ Charles Woodson Easley, 58, a member of the Southport Police Department, died early this morn ing in Dosher Memorial hospital after a short illness. He had been an officer here for some time and was an active member of the Fort Johnson camp of the Junior rOder of United American Mechanics. Survivors include: his wife, Mar tha Easley, one stepson, William L. Styron, all of Southport, and one stepdaughter, Mrs. Fred Ash burn, of Carolina Beach; one brother, Dan Easley, of Greens boro; two sisters: Mrs. James Cagle, of Raleigh, and Mrs. Walter Transue, of Elkin. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from st. Phillip’s Episcopal church. The Rev. J. Leon Malone will officiate. Interment will follow in Southport cemetery. Members the U.O.U.A.M. camp will be active and honorary pallbearers. 3 GERMANS RESUME RAIDS ON BRITAIN (Continued from Page One) ing the bombers have brought down a number of British planes, DNB added. For the most part, the news agency reported, ^today’s flights were only armed reconnaissance fighting off what planes came up to keep the Nazis from examining British defenses and the results of gjirlier raids- jg BORDER BELT WEED PRICES AVERAGE 20 CENTS A POUND (Continued from Page One) he said, but prospects were for “a very good sale tomorrow.” The first 11,242 pounds which were sold at Chadbourn yesterday brought an average of 21.03 cents per pound. At Whiteville M. S. Smith, sales supervsor, said an ‘‘estimate is impossible, but we are hoping for an average of 21 cents. Our morn ing sales averaged $21.85 per hun dred pounds but the afternoon sales, according to certain gr; ,'es. . . . Well, I don’t believe the day will average over 21 cents.” Smith said he could not give an estimate of the total poundage but that the three warehousemen at whose houses sales were held ys terday said they believed thy had about 250,000 pounds apiece. There was a large quantity of tobacco in high (bad) order, he said, and ‘‘the better grades are not showing up.” 4 Prices, he said, ranged from $3 to $40, with very little of it being in the $40 bracket. Floors were cleared there yes terday, he said, and last night tobacco was coming in at a fast rate for today's sales. A check of one row atone ware house yesterday morning shortly after opening time gave an aver age of 23.44 cents per pound. At the end of the first hour one ware house had sold 15,176 pounds at an average of 22.24 cents, and others had established averages for the first hour of 21.45 and 22.01 cents. Last year’s opening average at Whiteville was 18.32 cents per pound and farmers in Whiteville yesterday seemed generally pleas ed at the increased prices offered yestrday. umciais of th Fair Bluff mar ket reported the sale of 241,798 pounds at an average of 20.25 cents a pound. Sales for the day totaled $54,403.40. They added that the quality of the weed was fair and that the farmers appeared unusually well pleased by the prices. The federal agricultural market ing service reported that the South Carolina markets paid prices ex ceeding those of opening day last year for nearly all U. S. grades. Average prices on fair to fine quality lugs and primings, the grades which composed the bulk of the sales, increased foom $2 to $4.50 a huhdred in most instances. The world’s largest buying com panies, including imperial of Great Britain, entered gingerly into the competitive bidding, this year’s crop is short and farmers recently voted a three-year control plan. Prices were particularly good on the South Carolina markets, to which farmers experienced diffi culty in getting their weed because of rainy weather. The outlook on those markets was by no means pleasing to tobacconists last week but clear, dry weather of the last few days brought an influx of bet ter grades. Reports from South Carolina markets, received via the Asso ciated Press, follow: DILLON, S. C.—A capacity sale of 215,000 was reported, averaging about $21. Prices ranged from eight to 35 cents a pound. One farmer said he expected $400 for his offerings but received more than $700. LAKE CITY, S. C.—Sales esti mated at 650,000 pounds for about $20 a hundred. Prices ranged from four to 30 cents a pound with domestic leading in purchases. Quality in most cases was good but some inferior types on floors, only one tag was turned. MULLINS, S. C.—Offerings were fair to good and prices firm. There were few rejections and prices ranged from five to 34 cents. PAMLICO, S. C.—Sold about 175,000 at an unofficial average of $22.75. Offerings were of fairly good quality and no sales were rejected. KINGSTREE, S. C.—Approxi mately 175,000 pounds sold at an estimated average of $19 for most ly first and second primings. TIMMONSILLE, S. C.—Approx imately 500,000 pounds sold for about $20. Lower grades increased in price during the afternoon. Throughout the day farmers crowded stores, filling stations and restaurants but generally they did not seem to be spending their new money as freely as in other years. 3 BRITAIN AGREES TO LEASE NAVAL BASES TO U. S. (Continued from Page One) “Like the Mississippi, it just keeps rolling along! Let it roll! Let it roll on full flood, irresistible, to broad er lands and better days!” Tumult from the house of com mons’ steep and crowded bench es almost smothered the Prime minister’s last words—just after he had disclosed the unprecedented British offer of the leases, for 99 years, at the conclusion of a long and uncompromising report on the war. “Agree in Principal” Later, Lord Halifax, the foreign ecretary, told the house of lords that “we have agreed in principle’ on the question of the leases on British possessions in the western hemisphere. Where the bases will be loated was not disclosed, but Lord Hali fax said the discussions concerned muda—various West Indian points and Newsoundland. Churchill declared that Britain sought no advantage for herslef from he offer, but he did appeal for “timely reinforcement of Britain’s navy from the United States—an unspoken but clear re ference to her need for United States’ aid in filling gaps in her fleet. American discussion has cen tered about the sale to Britain of 50 overage destroyers. 3 ITALY REPORTED MASSING TROOPS ON GREEK LINE (Continued from Page One) The Greek passenger steamer Attiki, reported last week to have been stopped by Italian warships oft Sicily, arrived today at Pir aeus. ITALIAN CHARGES ROME, Aug. 20.—Iff)—The offi cial Italian news agency Stefani accused Greek authorities tonight of hiring assassins to terrorize Al banians in the Greek region of Ciamuria, and declared the Al banians were awaiting Italian "ac tion to ban the criminals.” (This is the sharpest suggestion yet heard of direct measures against Greece, which -long has been subject of a violent fascist pres scampaign.) (Italy, in her campaign against Greece, has laid claim to the Cia muria region for Albania, which has been under Italian occupation since April, 1939. Italians said that Ciamuria is rightfully Albanian territory.) BROAD DRAFT BILL PASSED BY HOUSE MILITARY GROUP (Contimied from Page One) of airplanes and bombers” and anti aircraft guns which would dot the country “from one end to the other.” The senate appropriations commit tee disclosed meanwhile that several of its members had spoken of “con scription business,” applying “a lit tle force,” or enacting a “universal tax bill” after hearing a high-rank ing naval officer complain that the navy was having difficulty in ob taining materials that go into fight ing ships. The testimony was given by Rear Admiral W. R. Furlong, chief of the naval bureau of ordnance. He said the difficulty was due to tax re quirements and limitations on prof its, together with the fact that American manufacturers could do business moye profitably with the British. REP. CLARK VISITS tobacwopeninu (Continued from Page 0np) farmers of this country, hc negatively. answer^ If Hitler should ultimatelv quer Europe, he said w ' '°n' engaged in an economy- ' ^ "• him and at a disadvanm* 't‘‘i while, he said, althou- Jlejs srreat need abroad foy ,here it farm products there is n n'eri«5 the opening tobacco u-™. out that usually when prices?"41* ter than anticipated, as is ^ this year, the farmers are?”* jubilant. This vear iUsua»J said he had noted, IvnZ ?' t( cepting the prices happily b,? * not at all astentatious about? matter. He attributed the ,!l! of the farmers to worn- ovl?'” present war situation in Euro^ In America, a few months only 500 out of 26.000 hi?h seA had any aviation activities. " ^ hotel coMMorit)u¥~~^rrr-~. n. C. Facing Union Station'p810** Plaza. 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