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IN ROADMISHAPS Many More Hurt On North Carolina Highways Dur ing The Week-End CHARLOTTE, Sept. 30.—13?)—At least five persons died over the week-end of injuries they received in automobile accidents on North Carolina highways. Many more were hurt, some of them seriously. Leroy Murray of Wilmington was fatally injured near Fayetteville when his car overturned on a curve A triple automobile collision near the Yadkin river bridge in Rowan county killed Mrs. Bertha Hagmayer, 70, of Reading, Pa., and injured five other persons, one seriously. Carl Small of Mooresville, suffered inter nal injuries. Near Charlotte Miss Bessie Brown of Gastonia was killed and five other persons were hurt in a collision. The injured, all of Charlotte, were Fred Shillingham. severe cuts and bruises on ieg and back; Bruce Atchley, broken leg; William Heady, two broken legs; Mrs. J. J. Ellison, brok en pelvis, and Lewis Sylvester Wit ten, broken leg and cuts on face. Floyd Hargrove, 13, a negro, was killed near Dunn when struck by a car. At High Pont. 15-year-old Peggy Moore Carter died of injuries she re ceived Thursday in an accident that took the life of Hazel King, 18, of Thomasville. In Washington WASHINGTON — Mark down the words "total defense” as two which you are likely to hear a great deal more of in the near future. As used here, they refer less to army and navy preparations than to the old, basic problem of un employment, unsolved after seven years of the New Deal. The signs right now' hint strongly that a brand-new' attack on this old prob lem may presently be made—poss ibly before the election, more like ly (depending, of course, on the way the voting goes) shortly after it. The point is that for a good many months a number of in fluential pressure groups have been insisting this nation will never have "total defense” until ifs productive capacity is fully employed and all its jobless citi- j zens are back at work. This pou '■ of view is shared by some of tne top economists within the New Deal. On both sides it is felt that recovery and ®re-employment due solely to defense spending won't i>e enough: that some permanent solution to the whole problem has got to be found. CHURCH LEADERS WANT ACTION Conference of Catholics, Protestant and Jewish leaders met here to consider the unemployment prob lem. This conference, after three days’ discussion, urged the gov ernment to set up a continuing commission of representatives of consumers, farmers, labor, fi nance, manufacturing, education, religion and government “for de vising co-operative, democratic measures to solve the unemploy ment problem.” A couple of months earlier a similar demand was made by the National Consumers’ League through its president, Josephine Roche, who was also chairman of the President’s Interdepartmental committee to Co-ordinate Health end Welfare Activities. Miss Roche remarked that industrial revival so far had not cured un employment, and declared that ‘the gravity and immediacy of the problem” call for a concerted attack. In addition, both the C. I. O. and the A. F. of L. have urged the same sort of action. Philip Murray, C. I. O. vice president, told the Interfaith Conference there must be broad planning to prevent “a complete collapse of our domestic economy” when, as and if the rearmament program . ends. SAY SPENDING ISN’T ENOUGH Meanwhile, certain government agencies have been glancing in much the same direction. The Temporary National Economic Committee will be out before long With a comprehensive report of its labors; New Dealers have 1 on g hoped this could be the spring Nervous disturbances caused by head ache and neuralgia usually yield in a hurry teethe quick-acting ingredients la the "BC" formula. You'll find that "BC" is most effective as a sedative in Simple nervousness and for relieving the discomforts of headache, neuralgia, muscular aches and functional periodic pains. Convenient 10c and 25c sizes. Use as directed. When pains persist or recur frequently, consult a physician. Fifty Times Deadlier Bomb That aerial bomb which Master Sgt. Frank Newton is holding none too gingerly at San Diego, Calif., is no plaything. Newton, head of the Fort Rosecrans ordnance department and recognized Army authority on combustion, said he had developed a new construction method increasing bomb’s destructive capacity fifty fold. Army ordnance officers are ex perimenting with the new bomb construction. RALEIGH BRIEFS STAR-NEWS BUREAU SIR WATLER HOTEL BY HENRY AVERILL RALEIGH. Sept. 30.—In all sections of the State preparations are going forward ful tilt for out standing and often unique celebra tions of one sort or another—rang ing from an airplane-moth boat affair at Elizabeth City to the colorful Cherokee Indian fair on the Qualla reservation way out in the western mountains of North Carolina. In between, there are such at tractions as the State Fair in Raleigh, the Fall Festival at Hend ersonville, the visit of the Marine Band to Raleigh, and the Scotch Festival in the Cape Fear Valey. to feature the “Highland Call’’ at Fayetteville. At Elizabeth City little boats and big airplanes wil be featured, from October 17 to 20. First on the program wil be dedication of the Coast Guard’s huge new air base on the Pasquotank river. The new Comptroler General Lindsay Warren and Admiral Waesche, commandant of the Coast Guard, will take part. October 18 there will begin the three day international moth boat race, with scores of the tiny craft from all along the Atlantic coast entered. The world’s championship race for the Antonia trophy wil be held Sunday, October 20. At Hendersonville they’re letting whiskers grow as the whole town prepares to go back to mountain eer days of a century ago. Men will wear their beards long, their derbies stiff and their trousers narrow. Women in gay calico and ginghams will carry produce to market. Ox carts will clut'.tr the streets. There wil be parades, an Indian pageant and a huge barn dance with good old mountain fiddlers making the music. The 3,539 anglers who fished in the state refuge streams during the past season caught slightly more than a pound of trout apiece, according to C. N. Mease, chief supervisor of the western game refuges. They hooked 18,275 trout weigh ing a grand total of 3,733 pounds, he reports—which makes each of the captured fish weigh on the average about three and a quarter ounces. So when one of these fishermen begins to tell about the whopping big trout he pullt out, it’s dollars to doughnuts he is in the tradition al fisherman’s as to veracity. The footbal season is here, but when papers headline — as one Raleigh sheet did—Navy 28, Army 11, it doesn’t mean that the An napolis Midshipmen have annihi lated the West Point Cadets on the gridiron. It was just the previous day’s record of enlistments secured here. The Naval recruting station, board for a new plunge into a problem which, they admit, the New D^al has not yet really grap pled with. Last fall the National Resources Committee drew up ten tative findings pointing in the same direction. The advisory section of the Defense Commission has also given a good deal of thought to the matter. The argument right now is that no defense program is complete if it doesn’t include a plan for ironing out the kinks in the na tion’s ecoomy. So far this year, in appropriations voted and com mitments made, the nation has let itself in for the spending of up wards of $20,000,000,000 on defense; the pressure groups are asserting the load can’t possibly be carried unless full prosperity—aside from deefnse program stimulation—is regained^ ' 4 J incidentaly, set a new national record for peacetime enlistments, by signing up 60 gobs on the dotted line in a single day. The State News Office of the Department of Conservation and Development, announces thai North Carolina has six navigable rivers—the Roanoke, Chowan, Meherrin, Tar, Neuse and Cape Fear. What !! No Yadkin. riie News Office also announces that 200,000 acres in the state are devoted to production and conser vation of deer. But says nothing about the 50, 000 miles of highway devoted, too often, to conversation and petting of dears. 3 Oil Boom Bust BY THOMAS J. B. WENNER NEA Special Correspondent MARACAIBO OIL FIELDS, Ven ezuela — The war abroad has fin ally struck at the great Lake Mara caibo oil region of wentern Vene zuela. And Venezuela, in the world market, spells oil. About 50 German employes have been dismissed by the oil firms iDutch Shell, Standard Oil and Gulf) in an effort to co-operate with the government to forestall possible damage to property. A1 remaining German employes have been warned they will be held ac countable for any damage to wells and equipment. The story of the war’s effect is more subtle. Fabulous wealth has < ;-me to Venezuela from oil, although 23 ears ago it was producing none at all. It is now the greatest ex porter and second greatest pro ducer. EXPORT TRADE FALLS CLOSE The blitzkrieg abroad has upset calculations of dopesters and oil executives. Instead if Europe's ar mies becoming increasingly de pendent on American oil and gaso ines, Europe’s ‘short war” has sent western hemisphere produc ers looking for markets. War-time restrictions in Great Britain on civil use of gasoline so far just about offset increases in war consumption, according to Venezuelan experts. Expense of convoy is also a factor in reduc ing exports to Britain to an ab solute minimum. British tankers are getting through to Curacao, Dutch West Indies, site of Shell’s refineries. England is buying as much as pos sible from Dutch Shell to conserve export of dollars. American oil interests are espe cially hard hit by the turn of events abroad. Lago, mammoth subsidiary of Standard Oil of New Jersey in Venezuela, is laying off 10 per cent of its personnel around Lake Maracaibo and in eastern Venezu ela. Vast drilling operations planned for this year and next have been cancelled. Petroleum exports of Standard of Venezuela are off 50 per cent. Not yet so hard hit, Dutch Shell and Gulf are also laying off em ployes and anticipating curtailed production. PICTURE NOT BRIGHT Oil, of course, is still a vital actor in the war’s outcome—but not exactly as oil men here had figured it. Should the axis powers gain speedy final victory, Europe may be placed under a regimented barter economy with Berlin dicta ting trade terms—including terms on oil—to Latin America. Should England win in a pro tracted struggle , the chances of relieving the depression before war’s end here are not good. Brit sih tankers will come though to Cracao as long as possible; if these tankers are stopped, no one will get through until peace comes. F. R. TO INSPECT PROVING GROUND Chief Executive Also Visits Training School For Ordnance Work BY DOUGLAS B. CORNELL ABERDEEN, Md„ Sept. 30.—CP)— An inspection of a 28,000 acre “laboratory” where the army puts to the test ordnance ranging from tanks and 16-inch shells to rifle bul lets started President Roosevelt off today on an all-day tour of Mary land defense projects. The -President saw anti-aircraft guns, bombs, tanks, a ballistic labor atory, and a school which trains reg ular and reserve officers and en listed men for ordnance work. Mr. Roosevelt came ashore from his yacht Potomac, shortly after 10 a. m., EST, and a 21-gun salute thundered out under a leaden sky in the army’s regulation greeting to its commander in chief . The Potomac had left Washington Saturday night, cruised down the Po tomac river and up Chesapeake Bay. As it approached the dock here on the last leg of the trip, it passed through 35,000 acres of water reserv ed for testing shells. Sometimes dotted by geysers from the missiles of big guns, the bay was placid to day. BURMA HIGHWAY TO BE REOPENED So British Sources Say But Confirmation Is Not Forthcoming LONDON, Sept. 30.—<-T>— Some informed British sources indicated in guarded comment today that because the “whole situation’’ in the Far East has changed, Great Britain intends to reopen the Burma Road, vital supply line for China, probably after consultation with the United States. The British foreign office re mained silent on the question of the road, due to be reopened Oct. 18, “failing a fresh agreement with Japan.” Warren’s Resignation Deferred To November 1 RALEIGH, Sept. 30.—ilPi—Gover nor Hoey received a letter this morning from Congressman Lind say C. Warren asking that War ren’s resignation to become comp troller general of the United States be deferred from October 1 until November 1. The Governor immediately noted the change of date in official rec ords and Warren will hold his seat through next month. A special election has already been ordered for November 5 to fill the unexpired term and Her bert C. Bonner of Washington, Warren’s secretary for 13 years, is the unopposed first district demo cratic nominee. Representative Warren’s letter said that with the consent and ap proval of the President he would not become comptroller general un til November 1. 1 Bright, Middle Belt Weed Prices Higher RALEIGH, Sept. 30.—(#)—A state federal marketing report said to day that tobacco prices on the New Bright and Middle Bells of North Carolina last week were slightly higher than during the pre vious week. Lugs were irregular on the New Bright Belt and primings and non descript grades brought little lower returns. Prices of leaf, smoking leaf and cutter grades averaged from 50 cents to $2 a hundred pounds higher. On the Middle Belt, prices were somewhat higher for most of the cutters, lug, priming and nonde script grades. Eight Middle Belt markets re ported last week’s sales totaled 8,985,642 pounds at an average of $18.34. On the New Bright Belt, 12 of 14 markets reported week’s sales of 22,358,464 pounds at an average of $16.06. 1 Wage-Hour Inspectors Are Increased To 25 RALEIGH, Sept. 30.—t2P)—Seven more full-time inspectors for the state labor department have been appointed to augment the staff mak ing inspections in cooperation with the federal wage-hour law. The inspectors, whose names were drawn from the civil service list for North Carolina, are Fred M. Walters of Wake county, W. G. Miller of Person county, James D. Cowan of Jackson county, W. S. Petree of Guilford county, S. B. Davis, Jr., of Person county, Robert B. Hawkins of Gaston county and Robert M. Jennette of Warren county. They bring to 25 the number of inspectors employed in this state for the co operative labor law enforcement program. CIGARET SMOKE - The visible part of the smoke from one cigaret weighs .0031 of an ounce; 322 cigarets would be required to be puffed to produce an ounce of smoke, according to a scientific journal. Caterpillars never have more than six legs It’s Margie— She’s Always Thinking Of You Press agents being notorious prac titioners of the old army game, it’s no surprise that beauteous Margie Hart, burlesque queen, was “wor ried” that national guardsmen might get lonely during year’s active duty. She sent Maj. Gen. William Haskell, New York commandant, 5000 auto graphed copies of tier photo, above, asked him to distribute them to his troops. She specified “bachelors only.’’ In Hollywood BY PAUL HARRISON NEA Service Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD.—About the near est I’ll get to a circus this year, I guess, is the one which has been assembled on the 20th-Fox lot for “Chad Hanna”. Real circuses don’t come to Hollywood very often, per haps because the public here would rather look at movie stars for nothing. That’s the way it is with this movie circus. The kids they’ve hired for the crowd shots run around barefoot, in calico and in overalls and attered straw hats— and ask for autographs. It beats hounding a premiere; they can catch Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Dorothy Lamour, Jane Darwell. Easiest to catch is Miss Darwell, the Fat Lady who waddles around or mostly sits sweltering under the huge cotton batting pads and pre dicting unhappily that she won’t lose an ounce. The wardrobe de partment started her custume with a suit of heavy woollies, then stitched on rolls of cotton, inches thick, and covered it with another suit. CLOWNS ARE ALL GENUINE But Miss Darwell's suffering is alleviated somewhat by knowing she looks genuine. One of the clowns, telling some circus anec dote between scenes, said to her, “. . . so then he made an offer to Lulu—you remember Lulu?” Miss Darwell said no, she didn’t remem ber Lulu. “You don’t?” asked the joey in surprise. “Well, you know Marie, anyway. Fine "’Oman, Ma rie; she was with the outfit for years until she began to lose so much weight.” Miss Darwell didn’t know Marie, either, and finally ex plained that she never had been in a circus. All the half dozen joeys in t h e cast are real ones. Harry Bay field was with circuses for years until he began training animals for Harold Lloyd. Larry Valli, whose card identifies him as Bozo orphaned with a circus and at 11 the Magical Fun House Clown, was was doing cartwheels and walk arounds with Ringling. He stays out here all the time now, working in pictures and at the V en i c e amusement pier and entertaining kids in hospitals and orphanages, and even lecturing in public school about the importace of brushing teeth and scrubbing ears. DARNFLL DOES DARN WELL He mixes advice with m ag i c tricks and patter, but he also could speak seriously to adults if they’d listen. His own skin is soft as a no matter how old they get, Bozo said, because they wea. that white makeup so much of the time. It’s cold cream and powdered zinc ox ide, in case anyone wants to try it, and he removes :t with olive oil. Except for the clowns there are no real performers in the cast, though Linda Darnell does amaz ingly well as a bareback rider. Dorothy Lamour, as the other fe minine lead, doesn’t ride well at all. After being bitten by chimpan zees, made seasick by elephants and frightened by alligators, a python and a tiger in ' other pic tures, she apparently is a little fed up with having to work with animals. LION’S ROAR SYNTHETIC . ve Sot a lion for this show, but they don’t always have to have fjj11 Pn ^*e se^ A couple of sound effects men have rigged up a waste fuTT „and a rosined string like the Hallowe’en contraptions made by kids, and it does the off-stage roaring. 6 The sound men said the most fun they ever had with the roar ing machine was during the film ing of “Stanley and Livingstone.” Walter Brennan had a scene in the sythetic jungle ending with his sayig nervously, “Them lions is gettin’ nearer an’ nearer!” At that, they let go a couple of harrr roumphs with the wastebasket rght behind him. Bfennan jumped straight into the air and went all to pieces. 2 PIMPLEC ■ OF EXTERNAL CAUSE Clearing-up help aided by germi cidal action of Black and White Ointment. Soothes out burn and itch. First try does it 01 your money back. ts~ Vital in cleansing is good soap, use Black and White Skin Soap. Uioviivt;? ; EFFICIENT ■; Is ihe Word for Our MOVING SERVICE j] PKICES KEASONABLE Farrar I TRANSFER & STORAGE WAREHOUSE DIAL 5317 / JAPS MISTREAT AMERICAN SAILOR Crew Member Of Cruiser Detained And Beaten, Then Released SHANGHAI, Sept. 30.— (iP) — A sailor from the U. S. cruiser Augusta was reported today to have been de tained by a Japanese gendarme Sat urday night and allegedly beaten at gendarme headquarters before offi cers from the warship effected his release. The sailor was detained on the Whangpoo waterfront while return ing to his ship, it was said, and held at the gendarme headquarters for two hours. The Augusta arrived here Wed nesday from the summer station at Yelow sea port of Tsingtao. The Shanghai press asserted the sailor apparently had been drink ing when the gendarmes took him into custody. After his release, it was said, he required medical treatment for face and body injuries. German Scouting Plane Sinks Ship In Thames BERLIN, Sept. 30.—Iff)—A Ger man reconnaissance plane, said the official German news agency DNB, sank a 4,000-ton British merchant ship at the mouth of the Thames river today. DNB reported the plane, flying at great height, dived and dropped several bombs. One bomb was said to have struck the merchant man amidship, closely followed by two other hits. Smoke clouds indicated the boiler exploded, the news agency said. Morrow Mountain’ Park Improved By CCC Squad Star-News Bureau. Sir Walter Hotel RALEIGH, Sept. 30.—Work has already begun on the project which will enlarge the Morrow Mountain parking area from 35 cars to 100. Thomas W. Morse, superintendent of State Parks in the Forestry Di vision of the Department of Con servation and Development, said to day. Construction is being done by the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp lo cated near Albemarle and assigned to work in the Morrow Mountain State Park area. Dr. Reuben J. Shaw Is To Speak At Charlotte CHARLOTTE, Sept. 30.—CP)—Dr. Reuben J. Shaw of Philadelphia, chairman of the National Education Association Committee on affiliated organizations and past president cf the association, will speak here Oc tober 25 before members of the South Piedmont district of the North Caro lina Education association. Counties in the district are Alex ander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Stanley and Union. Special Court Term Is Ordered In Duplin RALEIGH, Sept. 30.—Ml—Gover nor Hoey ordered today that a special term of criminal superior court convene in Duplin county November 18 with Judge Hubert E. Olive to preside. A congested docket caused the request. REMOVES IMPURITIES Limestone is melted along with the steel in open ’ hearth st jl making processes because it is a scavenger which removes impuri ties from the molten steel. 1 HOSPITALIZATION There are approximately 470 in stitutions exclusively devoted to, the treatment of tuberculosis in the United States, in addition to 175 general hospitals with special wards for sufferers of the malady. “ORIGINAL SHOWBOAT” The waterways of North Caro lina still are plied by the “original showboat,” upon which Edna Fer ber lived while gathering material for her novel. 1 What Is Your Loan Costing You? How convenient is it for you to make regular pay. ments? What kind of service are you getting? In other words, is your home financed to your com plete satisfaction? If not, you should investigate CAROLINA'S plans. Our business is the best ever yet we have unlimited funds to lend on acceptable security'. Two The / Million Dollar Carolina Building and Loan Assn. "Member Federal Home Loan Bank” C. M. BUTLER W. A. FONVIELLE W. D. JONES President Sec.-Treas. Asst. Sec.-Treas. ROGER MOORE. Vice-Pies. J. 0. CARR, Atty. WILMINGTON ONE DAY ONLY 9 Wed. Oct. A BELLAMY PARK [ AMERICA'S »EST TtWTIO »6S»EC*TI0Ni oaH LEE POWELL OiiqinaflafAuto uirliiU 4ew None ranger" T£g Nli'V^ # A/ PERSON rw>g DAlLY^? p. M. and 8 P m-doors OPEN I & 7 p. m. Children 25c ?L* Adults 50c Seat sale Circus Day Saunder’s Drug Store. 8:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. m. |DIAL 9635 I Clean, Prompt Deliveries 24 Hour Service on Fuel Oil Burners MacMILLAN and CAMERON Read the Classified Ads - === l i — School Children's Day At The Great Coastal Fair TUESDAY OCTOBER 15th, 1940 THE GREATEST FAIR EVER HELD IN WILMINGTON Plan To Attend The Big Fair Every Day GREATEST DISPLAY Of Agricultural • Livestock Field Crops - Flowers - Dairy Cattle ■ Sheep • Home Dem onstration Girls Work • 4-H Clubs ever before presented at the GREAT COSTAL FAIR All School Children will bp admit ted to the Fair Grounds Free from 8 a. m. to fi p. m. All Shows and Rides Will Be 5c to School Children On This Day. SPECIAL EVENTS DAILY WEDNESDAY October 16th, 1940 Is WILMINGTON DAY Most places of business will close at 1 p. m. so that their employees may attend the Fair on this day especially for Wilmington. Admission .25c * Announcement! I wish to announce that I have iaken over ihe offices and practice of DR. A. E. PRORST and am equipped to render treat ment for any foot ailment. DR. R. T. RONNER CHIROPODIST 402 Murchison Bid. Phone 5915 TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE LOW PRICES! MEN'S—LADIES'—CHILDREN'S LONG WEARING QUALITY RUBBER HEELS izfc -ML PAIR SHOES DYED BLACK 49^ PAIR H. L. GREEN CO. 258 N. FRONT ST.