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‘INVISIBLE PAINT WORRIES GERMANS British Using Application That Renders Planes Hard To See BERLIN, Aug. 30.—UR—Some thing ‘‘resembling rough black soot,” which is smeared on som« British planes and makes them difficult to see at night is giving German chemists something t« analyze, informed sources said to iay. This new "war paint” absorbs he rays of German searchlights io that on clear night these Brit ish planes paying nocturnal visits ; to Germany are hard to detect, it was said. The planes are shown up against 1 clouds however, and German mili tary authorities say the problem therefore is not so big as might be thought. WASHINGTON, Aug. 30.—tah Development of a paint which 10 reduced the visibility of an air plane that it was able to run a gauntlet of searchlights without being detected was reported by army air corps officers today. Commenting on reports from f Berlin that the British were using a sooty coating to black out their bombers, the officers disclosed that the United States army had been experimenting for years with various so-called “invisible” paints. a In contrast to the reported Brit - ish method, the army had been using a special buff paint which absorbs light so that when sub jected to the glare of a search . light it reflects few rays that can be seen by observers. For daytime use, a two-tone •.;> -coating is employed, with light blue . hues on the underside of t h e plane to blend with the sky and iarker colors on the top side to -olend with the ground. By that nethod, the plane’s visibility is reduced both to observers above - ind below. This system of camouflage is reported to have replaced the World war method of using a ' patchwork of various colors to . break up the normal outlines of an object and make it more diffi cult to identify. SCREWY NEWS CHARLOTTE, Aug 30.—Iff)—Let these items take your mind off the war news— Mittens, a cat aboard the yacht Virginia Dare at Elizabeth City, gave birth to five kitens two of which had six toes on their fore paw and the ordinary five behind. Two more have four toes behind and hive in front. And the fifth has six toes on one forepaw and five on her other feet. Mittens her self has six toes on her front feet. Crabs literally filled a street in New Bern when a delivery boy overturned a load of them. When Spartanburg election man agers found an absentee voted had scratched the name of the sheriff who was unopposed for democra tic nomination they figured that perhaps his absence was reason enough why the voter did not want the sheriff. One man who recently appear ed before the Spartanburg city council advocated “more revenue and less taxes.” ~ And a Spartanburg woman who "enrolled for the recent democratic .primary filled in the occupation "blank space with one word— “Mother.” Speaking of mothers, a Texas woman wrote Asheville police to please make an effort to locate her mother, who, she said, she hadn’t seen in 20 years. Officer Fred S. Reynolds of Columbia can give E. N. Patillo a parking ticket anytime and he won’t hear a complaint now. In fact he gave Patillo three last week. But when the officer turned up just when Patillo was grap pling with a safe' robber Patillo said "that was one time I was really glad to see that man around” and vowed he never would complain again about Rey nolds’ parking tickets. German And Italian Interned At Bermuda HAMILTON, Bermuda, Aug. 30. —tffl—One German and two Italian men of military age were remov ed from the American export lin er Exochorda and interned here yesterday. They were passengers aboard the ship, which is due in New York from Lisbon tomor row. |CAROLINA SCOUTS SEE GM FAIR SHOW| Rubbing sticks to make fire is an old story to these North Carolina Boy Scouts but their visit to the re search display at General Motors World's Fair exhibit showed them some new developments of the, princi ple behind the fire-making. Above, GM’s science commentator Alfred Ogden explains how science makes use of friction to (1. to r.) Scouts: Robert Bastian, James Pearsall, James Thompson, Thomas Hunter, Nor wood Micbie, John Pearsall, Jasper Needman, James Gillespie, Ned Herring, Arial Creed Jim Daughtery, Jen Casey, Howard Singletary and Lon -Fonvielle, all of Fayetteville and Wilmington. The demonstration was one of a series given for the Scouts on the occasion of their visit to Highways and Horizons, ail point ing out that new products and new employment opportunities are the direct result of progress in industrial research.____ WALLACE’S TALK PRAISED BY F. R. ‘A Glorious Start’ Roose velt Says Of Mate’s Campaign Opener BY DOUGLAS B. CORNELL HYDE PARK, N. Y., Aug. 30. Uf)—President Roosevelt acclaimed Henry A. Wallace’s acceptance ad dress today as a “grand speech, splendidly given before an appre ciative nation,” in which his run ning mate had made "a glorious start.” The President and Mrs. Roose velt and their son, Franklin, Jr., sat beside a radio in the library of their home last night and listen ed to the address in which Secre tary Wallace formally accepted his nomination as the democratic vice-presidential candidate. •Then the chief executive dis patched this telegram, made pub lic today at the temporary White House, to his political teammate: Henry Wallace, Des Moines, Iowa. A grand speech anu splendidly given before an appreciative na tion. We have been siting at the radio and only wish that all of us Roosevelts could have been with the Wallaces in Des Moines to night. You have made a glorious start. All good luck and my af fectionate regards. Franklin D. Roosevelt. While Wallace was getting off to the “glorious start,’ the Presi dent showed no signs of altering his position that world conditions and the defense program would make it impossible for him to cam paign for a third term. He was buckling down to work, however, on two labor day speech es. One will be made Monday morning when he dedicates Chick amauga Dam on the Tennessee River near Chattanooga. The oth er will be given Monday afternoon at the dedication of the Great Smoky mountains National Park at New Found Gap, on the North Carolina-Tennessee boundary. While nation-wide radio hookups are being arranged for the ad dresses, presidential aides said they definitely would not be cam paign speeches. 3 Book Highlights Along the Delaware the Ameri can nation was born, and along the Delaware the United States was saved. So it is a richly re warding addition to the Rivers ol America series you get in Harry Emerson Wildes’ newest book, “The Delaware” (Farmer and Rinehart: $2.50). And certainly you can imagine no more pertinent volume, at a time when Ameri cans are beginning to evacuate anew their nation. Just a lot of Wildes’ lively history is excerpted here, the story of Caesar Rodney, who rode with death so that the vote in the Continental Congress might be unanimous: Though he has past middle age and already suffering from the painful cancer which was to cause his death, he rode without unnec essary halt. Up the King’s road fertile fields of Delaware, splash ing across the shallow creeks, and riding after dark in the 10-mile stretch of Blackbird Forest, he pressed on toward Philadelphia. . . . McKean, meanwhile, was ex hausting every possible device of parliamentary tactics to delay vot ing on the resolution. . . . By late afternoon of the hot, muggy day the delegates were grown impatient. . . . Charles Thompson, the pious, scholarly secretary of the Continental Con gress and one of the warmest par tisans for liberty, rose to his fee: to call the roll. . . . Scarcely had he uttered his first words, however, before commo tion broke out in the chamber Behind McKean, a door burst open, and a slender, breathless figure, with a face pale as ashes, rushed upon the floor. Half a In Hollywood By PAUL HARRISON NEA Service Staff Correspondent A group of movie people dropped into a penny arcade on the Venice amusement pier and were having some laughs at the printed slips delivered by a fortune-telling ma chine. Then a self-centered actor put in a coin and drew this warn ing: “You are very egotistical. If you do not change, you may lose both your friends and your ca reer.” This was so true it wasn’t very funny. The actor hastily dropped another penny, and the second slip read: "You are very egotiscal. If you do not change, you may lose both your friends and your ca reer.” Red-faced and mad, the fellow muttered something about the machine being stuck. He hammer ed on it and put in a third coin, and the next slip read: “Maybe you think I’m kidding.” * * * It was Cliff Edwards, I believe, who went to one of the Riverside stables, hired an elderly but still handsome nag, and went for a trot in the park. They got along fine and were almost back to the barn when the horse suddenly stopped and looked around. Do you know Gene Autry?” he asked. “Sure,” said the starteled Ed wards, who really doesn’t know Autry except by sight. "Well,” pleaded the horse, “next time you see him, put in a word for me, will you? I used to be a movie star myself in the silent days, but nobody’ll give me a chance in talkies.” * * * And then there’s the yarn about the two men on the train coming to Hollywood. In the club car, the yiung, handsome one asked the elder, prosperous-looking gent what time it was. And the latter curtly refused to tell him. There was no more conversation until the train neared Los Angeles, alone, and I like to talk. If I hadn't insulted you we would have gol into conversation, and pretty soon we would have had a drink, and then some more drinks, and we’d have got pretty chummy. “I’d have invited you out to my house in Beverly Hills for dinner, and my wife would practically have adopted you, and my daugh ter would have fallen for you and first thing I’d know you’d be member of the family. And I don't want a son-in-law who can’t afford a watch!” * * * Another director, Ray McCarey, has a different sort of panhandler yarn. This is about the time he was stopped on a dark Hollywood side street by a man who said, “Please, mister, could you let an cld vaudeville actor have 20 bucks for a cuppa coffee? I ain’t had anything all week except two doughnuts and this little old loaded revolver.” * * • Director Eddie Buzzell tells an other slot-machine story; says a wistful-looking little panhandler tugged at his sleeve the other day and asked for a cent, declaring that he hadn’t eaten in three days. “But what good will that do you if you haven’t eaten in such a long time?” Buzzell asked. “I want to get weighed,” said the moocher. • * * A drunk hung on the bar in a little hideaway near Metro and al ternately shook his head and mut tered. After a few hours of this the bartender reported that all th« guy said was, "No—no—absolute ly not! A thousand times no!’ Other customers seemed a little afraid of him, and the proprietoi was trying to coax him out of the place when a friend from the studio came in, "It’s all right,’1 said the friend. "He’s a yes-mar on vacation.” 4 hundred startled statesmen, takei by surprise, swung suddenly about, some clapping their hand! to their sword hilts, some raisin; their arms to shield their faces against attack, still others shrout ing a protest against the violatiot of the council hall. It was Caesar Rodney, who after 80 miles of hasty riding, hac arrived at last. Delaware was safe for freedom; McKean coulr add his state to those which stooc for independence < ' f $25,1:3 PAYROLL TAKEN BY BANDITS Trenton Plant Is Entered Boldly; Trio Makes Quick Getaway TRENTON, N. J., Aug. 30.—UF> Bandits In a daring daylight hold up today at the t,rescent Insu lated Wire and Cable company plant made off with bags of cash which police estimated contained about $25,000. The money had been delivered by an armored car crew a few minutes before the robbers stalked into the plant, which is in the heart of an .ndustrial section in the eastern end of the city. The Trenton detective bureau re ported three bandits entered the company office on Olden avenue, intimidated Miss Viola Elmer, a telephone operator, with revolvers, and grabbed the cash from Charles Pearce, who was taking the money into the cashier’s office to be made up into the plant payroll. 100,000 To Hear F. R. Speak At Chattanooga CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Aug. SO. —(JP)—A four-day 'festival honoring the giant Tennessee Valley Author ity development opens here today. It will be climaxed Monday when President Roosevelt comes to Chat tanooga to dedicate the'TVA’s Chick amauga Dam on the Tennessee river. Sponsors said more than 100,000 persons were expected to hear the President. Governors or their representatives from eight states will attend the celebration. Gov. E. D. Rivers of Georgia and Lieut. Gov. J. D. Mur phree of Mississippi are scheduled to take part in today’s opening cere monies along with Gov. Prentice Cooper of Tennessee. Governors Burnet Maybank of South Carolina and Keen Johnson of Kentucky also are expected. Features Sunday will include sail boat races and the national hydro electric races on Chickamauga lake. Highway Commissioners To Study Flood Report RALEIGH, Aug. 30.—W—The state highway and public works commission will meet in Asheville Tuesday and likely will receive a report of a three-man committee on whether the flood-damaged Caledonia prison farm in Halifax county should be converted into pasture for livestock. The commission will attend the dedication of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Monday. Policeman’s Pockets Looted As He Sleeps ROCKY MOUNT, Aug. 30.—(^)— Policeman Ralph Rogers recalled to day that he was rather sleepy when he placed his trousers on a chair in the bedroom and that he was soon in the land of dreams. But sometime during the night someone crept up on the porch, re moved a flower pot from the win dow, went into the bedroom and took a .32 caliber pistol from the dresser and $24 from Rogers’ trous ers. British Police Renew Drive On Fifth Column LONDON, Aug. 30.—(jP>—British police have started a new drive against suspected fifth column ac , tivity during Nazi night air raids, it was reported today, i On recent nights, there have : been spotted fires which police be lieve were set by fifth columnists to guide German bombers to their objectives. The fatal accident rate for trucks, per 10,000 vehicles register ed, has dropped 29 per cent during the last 12 years .while the pas senger car fate has increased 18 per cent. y ATTORNEY RULES ON STATE LAWS . I WPA Workers, Guardsmen Exempt From Double Office Holding Ban RALEIGH, Aug. JO.— UR' —At torney General Harry McMullan is of the opinion that National Guard officers and WPA workers are ex empt from a constitutional pro vision against double office hold jng. In opinions issued yesterday he held that a nominee for coroner could remain on a party's ticket although he was an officer in the guard; and that a WPA worker could serve as a member of a county school board because relief employes were not subject to the constitution’s ban. McMullan said the superior court clerk could appoint an acting coro ner in the absence of the coroner. Other opinions: For inheritance tax purposes, workmen’s compensation benefits are not to be Included in the taaxble estates of deceased em ployes. The owner of a slot operating machine as well as the proprietor of the place of business in which it is operated are jointly liable for the tax on the machines and either or both may be prosecuted for non-payment. A tax collector is not entitled to commissions on prepaid taxes which do not pass through his hands. When costs are assessed against a person given a prison term, he remains liable for them even though paroled before beginning his sentence. Firms operating more than one tobacco warehouse are subject "un der proper ordinance,” to the $50 license tax for each warehouse they operate whether or not the warehouses are owned and con trolled by one person, firm or corporation. German Embassy Protests Action Of Dies Probers WASHINGTON, Aug. 80.—UB The Dies committee made public today a protest from the German embassy accusing the committee of having “unjustifiably” brand ed Dr. Colin Ross, German writ er and lecturer, as a Nazi spy. The protest was transmitted to the committee by the state de partment altogether with a detail ed statement from Ross denying the committee’s allegaions. Committee attaches said a re ply was being drafted, based on evidence in the committee’s hands. In Washington WASHINGTON - The sole Unit ed States producer of magnesium is launching a nation-wide adver tising and publicity campaign de fending its business practices in anticipation of the results of an inquiry by the anti-trust division of the Department of Justice. Government investigators are delving into the affairs of the Dow Chemical Cojnpany, suspect ing they may find another patent pool monopoly which will cause as much excitement as the Bausch & Lomb case. Bausch Lomb and a German firm were charged with using their patents to control military and commercial supplies. Their con tract allededly kept American made optical instruments from British and French buyers. PRICE .DROPPED THIS YEAR It has been hinted there is a similar tie-up between Dow Chemi cal and Farbenindustrie, a Ger man firm. It doesn’t seem likely, though,, that Dow will be arraign ed for withholding magnesium from the allies: the greater part of its 1939 output of 5000 tons went to Great Britain. The ingot price of magnesium was 2 a pound in 1917. This year Dow reduced the price from 30 to 27 cents a pound. So if there has been monkey business, it doesn't appear to have kept prices up. Magnesium, lightest metal known, has been used for some time in Europe for auto and plane parts. It was introduced into American autos this year, and it is also used here for airplane en gine parts which are grease coat ed. Its sources are as unlimited as the ocean. It is made from mag nesium chloride, which can be taken from sea brine. Hence, mili tary procurement officials place it far down the list of critical war needs. GOVERNMENT MUST SHOW TIE-UP Dow has expanded its plant at Midland, Mich., and is building an other at Freeport, Tex. Later this year the combined production is expected to be boosted to a rate oi 13,000,000 pounds annually. Fabricated magnesium is made by 30 companies licensed by the Magnesium Development Crop., whose members hold patents on fabricating techniques. Aluminum Company and General Aniline & Film Corp., two-thirds of which is owned by Swiss interests, joint ly control both this patent pool and its licensee, American Magne sium Corp. If the government discloses there is a conspiracy to fix prices and restrain production, it will have to show Dow has entered into cross agreements with the patent holders who control fabrication. Senator Bennet Clark of Mis souri reports progress—very good Lack Of Vitamins Will Wreak More Havoc Than Hitler's Bomb BY FRANK B. GILBRETH RALEIGH, Aug. 30.—(#-To some, death will come quickly and perhaps with but a flash of pain. A bullet between the eye-; a direct hit by a bomb; a crumpled air plane whinning toward the earth. But the victims of the battle fields—even the soldiers who die lingeringly—may be the lucky ones an outstanding biochemist said to day. ji'ot victims—or rather the lack of them—will doom thousands of the survivors of Europe’s war to blindness, stunted growth, respira tory infection, and slow and agonized death, he added. Thus, ironically, the slacker ol this war may have more to fear from living than from a hero's death. The biochemist, Prof. G. Howard Satterfield of N. C. State college, has made a survey of the mal nutrition '-/hich tags at the heels of war, and is convinced that the lack of vitamins will take an un precedentedly heavy toll in Eu rope. So much manpower has been engaged in the present war, he said, that gardening and farming have been neglected, and a Short age of fruits, leafy vegetables, and milk products is certain to re sult. Even nations whirk k food concentrations ‘lnav* larg» will suffer from lack of he continued, because ; foods are the mos* perishaSm'rick isr sor Satterfiled ll’ Pr<afes. examples of nurtitional drfir t*1Ci| in other wars: deflciancie, Neutral Denmark was ct ■ of its butter and much of k‘Pw during the World war Th ' 3 were forced to use skill and butter substitutes vitamins, and as a resi,u hoat health of the nation was i £* k' An epidemic of zeorphthahl 81 eye disease, claimed £ ' 55 tims particularly childrenV'' affected were fed vitabiJ1*"' which brought temporary JL * In the World war, a ga 5 Kel-El-Amara in Mesopffil“ * rapidly being cut down But the men saved their livo' eating two ounces of grass ? ?' Some vitamins can be synthetically, but the cost is 81 hibitive for use on a large J? he said. Vitamin A is n0t J able in a pure state: Vital, is priced at $800 a pounder expensive than gold; Vital costs $40 a pound, he added j progress—in the drive to procure new defense program plants for the area between the Allegheny and Rocky Mountains. Clark is one of 15 or 20 senators who have been urging William Knudsen of the National Defense Advsory Commission to locate munitions, aircraft, tank and artillery plants in the midwest. Senator Clark cites these reasons why this should be done: 1. The midwest is less liable to air and sea atack than the coastal regions. 2. The midwest deserves a fair return on its share of taxes. 3. Government aid to firms pro ducing defense materials will leave them with a substantial ad vantage when the crisis has passed; why handicap midwest in dustry by aiding only coastal firms? 4 Negro Dies, Another Hurt In Cave-In At Quarry RALEIGH, Aug. 10.—(IP)—A cave in which followed an explosion at a quarry near here resulted in the death of one negro worker and se rious injury to another. Coroner Roy M. Banks listed the dead man as Frank Miller, 55, and the injured workman as Tom Clegg. Both are of Raleigh. The accident occurred yesterday afternoon. Street News Hawker Leaves Big Estate NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug, 30 (Ar*)—Ike Hirsch, who sold new! papers on the streets for more than 20 years, left an estate of $25 823 probate court records disclosed t0l day. The will of the newsboy, v,-E0 died in April, 1938, bequeathed the estate equally to a sister, Mrs Rachel Woods of New York City and a neice, Mrs. Mamie Wintooi Nashville. Hirsch sold papers in Nashville Chicago, Cincinnati and othtr cities. Paish Ordered Home To Explain Statement WASHINGTON, Aug. 30.-* The British embassy said today that Sir George Paish, British economist, had been advised to re turn to England as «jon as poss ible as a result of charges by Sen ator Wheeler of Montana that he was a propagandist seeking to get the United States into war. An embassy spokesman said Paish had been told by Lord Loth ian, British ambassador, that it would be in the interest of better Anglo-American relations for him to leave the country. 3 KITCHEN QUARTERBACK The air will soon be filled with cheers, pennants, and prophecies about the football season. This paper will feature news about quarterbacks, fullbacks and wingbacks. But there’s one person who has a greater responsibility than any of these! And that’s the lady who does the family buying and capably directs the affairs of the home—the kitchen quarterback. If she’s a wise lady, she studies the advertising pages of this newspaper carefully. A little scouting through the advertisements makes her job much easier. For here is accurate information on how to run a home efficiently and economically . . . Daily “skull practice” with the advertising pages makes All-American kitchen quarterback. Large Size _18c • HOME • SERVICE STORES Quality — Service We will cloee all day Labor Day. Remain open Wednes day.