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NATIONAL UNITY 1
DAY IS PLANNED Arrangements For Local Ob servance Made At Round Table Session Plans for the local observance of National Unity Day, Tuesday, January 21, 1941, were formulated at a luncheon meeting of the Wil mington Round Table of the Na tional Conference of Jews and Christians at 1 o’clock yesterday afternoon at the Crystal Restau rant. Those appointed to arrange for tbe meeting and program here are: Wilbur Dosher, Sr., J. J. Allen, the Rev. Mortimer Glover, the Rev. R. L. Jerome, the Rev. 'Walter B. Freed, Rabbi M. M. Thurman, and the Rev. James Uawson. Bishop Thomas C. Darst, who is honorary chairman of the Wil mington Round Table, was elected to preside at the meeting. Dr. A. W. GottschalL, of Wash ington, D. C., secretary of the southeastern area of the national conference of Jews and Christians, will be present for the Unity Day meeting here, it was announced. National Unity Day is being ob served throughout the country un der the auspices of the national conference of Jews and Christians. Observance of the occasion locally Will be a part of the program being promoted on a nation-wide scale to help to foster and to keep in tact our country’s unity for the common cause, it was said. At the luncheon session yester day representatives from Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish groups at tended and' engaged in the dis cussion of objectives and plans for the work of the organization in the immediate future. 5 GIBBLE AND OTHER WILLS FILED HERE Three additional wills have been filed for probate, records at the office of T. A. Henderson, clerk of New Hanover superior court, dis closedyesterday. The estate of John Benners Gib ble, who died October 13, includes personal property valued at $6,000. A sister, Mrs. William Delamor, and the widow, Mrs. Augusta Joce lyn Gibble, are named benefici aries. Personal property of the estate of John Emory McNelley, who died September 25, is valued at $1,875. The widow, Genevieve Col lier McNelly, is named the sole beneficiary. Hattie Mahn King, who died Oc tober 27. left an estate comprising personal property valued at $10, 000 and real property consisting of two tracts of land_ in the city. The following were named bene ficiaries: Virginia Kendell Riley, Herbert Mahn Kendell, Hardy Lee 2'homiscn, the Red Crcsi tv.i ercu losis sanatorium of New l-'anover ccunty, the Methodist c'fhanage at Raleigh, Pauline K r.g Ofiesh, Mary Wilton Hanks, a s Janie Collins Cooper. 1 SCHOOL BUILDING REPAIRS ARE ASKED (Continued from Page One) tions at Fifth and Castle -and 17th and Dock streets. "As an extra precaution and a safety measure, we recommend that fire extinguishers be installed in each bus” operating in the county’s school system, the report said. Report of the grand jury follows: STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA: COUNTY OF NEW HANOVER: To His Honor, Clawson L. Wil liams, judge presiding: We, the Grand Jury, submit the following report covering our work during the November 1940 term ot criminal court: Witnesses examined-56 True bills found--—- 19 Not true bills- 1 Investigations->--- 9 Justices of Peace We have examined the reports of all justices of the peace in New Hanover county and have accepted them as proper. Jail And Court House Buildings Jail: In excellent condition. Court house buildings: Walls should be either washed or repainted as they are in exceedingly bad shape, especially in the sheriff’s office. Welfare department: Leak in out side corner office, w'indows should be washed and shade is needed in one of the offices to protect from morn ing sun. Register of deeds office: Windows around counter should be washed and trash in down stairs vault should be removed. All electric wir ing in entire buildings should be gone over and wiring should be run in conduits and necessary outlets in stalled for the proper use of current. Fire Department Fire boat: Slip has filled up to such an extent that fire boat has to be tied out at the end of wharf, which delays movement of fire boat because of the cross current making in at this point. Also fire boat can be easily damaged by being thrust against the pilings at wharf when river is rough or boats make swells on the water. We recommend this slip be dredged so that boat can be moored in the proper place. Fourth and Campbell fire station: In excellent shape. Central fire station: In excellent shape. Fifth and Castle station: They need five window shades in order to protect the men from being seen by residents surrounding this station. Also need two mattresses, and their helmets should be replaced or the ones in use repaired. The water pres sure on the second floor is so low at times until a mere trickle will come out. Seventeenth and Dock street fire station: Shower bath curtain should be furnished. Honorable Thomas E. Cooper, may or of city of Wilmington, appeared before this body and informed us that he had given careful considera tion to our previous reports in whicSi we recommended that the fire department be furnished with a larger supply of Foamite powder, and that he had purchased an additional 1,000 pounds of this powder making a total of approximately 1,400 pounds now on hand in the fire department, ilavor Cooper informed us that all of the oil companies located here kept a sufficient supply of Foamite pow der on hand and that the Wilming ton fire department had access to it in the event it was needed. Mayor Cooper stated that he has I I ttingly! |JH oore| II BLENDED WHISKEY | II j^LENOEO BV FRANKFORT DISTILLERIES H ^CORPORATE?-VPIIISVILLEKY. BALTIMORE^ IjJI discussed the hazards of gasoline fires with the chief and assistant chief of the fire department and in his and their opinions the fire de partment has “amply sufficient ma terials on hand” to take care of hazards created by the handling of gasoline, through the city of Wil mington. County Home: In excellent condi tion and Inmates are being well taken care of. Guardian And Administrator Accounts The clerk of court appeared before this grand Jury and informed us that the guardians and administra tors accounts are in a satisfactory condition and that those that are delinquent are being checked very closely and proper notices are being sent to the administrator or guardian. Schools Acorn Branch school, colored: The condition of the roof should be in vestigated in order to stop leaks. Wrightsboro school, white: Leaky condition of the auditorium. Would suggest that if it is not in the con tract for work now being done, that this be done at this time as it will cost less than to go back and do the job. Rock Hill school, colored: Doors and locks should be put In good condition. Castle Hayne school, colored: Grate is needed for heater in prin cipal’s room. Williston Primary school: We recommend that new boiler or neces sary repairs to present boiler be made in order to properly heat the building. We are informed the pres ent boiler now in use will not give opt sufficient heat during exception ally cold days to properly heat the building. Williston High school: We found this building in excellent condition with one exception, i. e., the de odorant being furnished for use in toilets is not sufficiently strong and should not be diluted to any great extent. New Hanover High school: We found five water fountains out of commission in this building, also ceiling and walls about midway in the halls of the second and third floors on the Fourteenth street side in bad condition. We recommend necessary repairs be made to elimi nate this condition. Isaac Bear Memorial school: The electric light switch in the hall at front entrance is out of order and should be repaired or replaced. The masonite ceiling in two of the class rooms should be repaired. We found the drain pipe in the boy’s toilet, first floor, Dock street side, plugged with a wooden peg, causing water to leak out in the kitchen of the cafeteria, which, in our opinion, is a very dangerous situation and should be repaired immediately. Delgado school: No recommenda tions. Forest Hill school: No recommen dations. Middle Sound school: No recom mendations. Kirkland school: The teachers re port two leaks In the building, which should be repaired. Shades should be provided for five windows to re move sunshine from pupils’ desks. A new and larger piece of tin should be placed under stove to protect the floor. Terra cotta thimble connect ing stove pipe with flue is broken and should be replaced to eliminate a fire hazard. William Hooper school: Found several paper boxes in one of the cloak roms which in our opinion creates a fire hazard, also no electric lights in five of the class rooms. Otherwise condition of building good. Tileston school: We found this building in excellent condition and we wish to commend the janitor for his diligent efforts. We recommend that several loads of top soil be used for filling up low places in the school yard to eliminate mud holes in rainy weather. Hemenway school; We found sev eral glasses broken out in windows and doors in basement. Walls in hall and auditorium badly in need of painting. We also recommend the installation of four large radiators in the hall to properly heat same. Modern locks and bolts should be in stalled on doors to entrances on Fifth and Sixth streets, as the present locks could not be released by chil dren in event of fire. Peabody school: Fire drill bells in school out of order. Electric lights in old building not connected caus ing this part of the school very dark in cloudy weather. Condition of building otherwise good. Cornelius Harnett school: This building kept in good condition. We recommend that the janitor be fur nished with a helper because, in our opinion, the building is too large for one person to undertake to keep clean. Sunset Park school: All property in good condition. Oak Hill school; Flooring on porch is bad. There is one large hole in floor which is a real hazard. Rain beats in under all doors, a shed con structed on porch would remedy this situation. Recommend metal being Placed on wall back of stove as in sulation. Carolina Beach school: Main hall of this building at entrance to au ditorium has settled to such an ex tent that a main beam in the ceiling appears to be pulling out of place. This we believe is unsafe. All walls in this area of hall are badly cracked for reason of condition aforemen tioned. Masonboro school: Floor in pri mary room in bad condition. Win dow shades needed. Fuel house in need of repair. Winter Park: This property is in a satisfactory condition. Bradley’s Creek school. Leaks in auditorium in several places, also first grade room and fifth grade room. Plastering in need of repair in fourth grade room. Recommend WEATHER (Continued from Page One) WASHINGTON, November 18.—UP)— Weather bureau records of temperature and rainfall for the 24 hours ending 8 p. m.: Station High How Free. Asheville, cloudy_ 64 30 0.00 Atlanta, cloudy_ 64 34 0.00 Birmingham, clear_ 67 28 0.80 Boston, cloudy_ 42 37 0.00 Chicago, cloudy_ 52 29 0.00 Cleveland, clear_ 47 31 0.00 Detroit, clear _ 42 32 0.00 Fort Worth, cloudy 72 49 0.00 Galveston, clear_ 74 60 0.00 Jacksonville, clear_ 71 29 0.00 Kansas City, cloudy „ 71 45 0.00 Little Rock, cloudy _ 71 30 0.00 Los Angeles, cloudy _ 68 63 0.00 Louisville, cloudy_ 58 25 0.00 Miami, cloudy _ 74 54 0.00 Mobile, clear _ 71 37 0.00 New Orleans, clear_71 51 0.00 New York, cloudy_ 49 40 0.00 Norfolk, clear_ 57 32 0.00 Richmond, clear_ 58 26 0.00 St. Louis, cloudy_ 60 29 0.00 San Francisco, clear _ 65 50 0.00 Savannah, clear_ 65 35 0.00 Washington, clear_ 53 42 0.00 Wilmington, clear_ 62 37 0.00 WAR INTERPRETIVE (Continued from Page One) however, that it little matters whether it takes Italy two months or twelve to accomplish her “most firm proposal” against Greece is open to dispute. The time element could make all the difference both for Greece and for Britain. British war leadership hopes, with American industrial help, to approach air parity with Germany within six months. There is ample evidence that the British air forces are steadily gaining strength They are already definitely on the offensive, not the defensive, against Italy and are striking back at Ger many. There are many intimations that the British army in Egypt al so is preparing to assume the of fensive. Although Mussolini belittled the raid by British and torpedo planes on Italian battle craft at Taranto, his own words indicate serious temporary impairment of Fascist sea power. His “victory” address also contained a virtual admission of defeatist whispering in Italy. “To think or suspect something otherwise (than Axis victory and the smashing of Greece) means not to know me,” II Duce shouted. Push War British strategy from the mo ment of the Italian attack on Greece has been to seize every op portunity to carry the war to Italy. It is based on the assumption that Italian public morale is the weak joint in the Axis armor. And the Mussolini speech only adds to that impression. Unquestionably every unit of in creasing British air power that can be spared from the home front will be thrown against Italy. British fleet and air bases in southern Greece and Crete have already changed vital factors in the Med iterranean war theater in British favor. They have rendered renewal of the Italian drive in Egypt in creasingly difficult and an Italian disaster there might be the straw to break the back of Italian morale. Mussolini made the best of a bad job in trying to bolster his home front and stimulate Italian hatred of England as the war-maker. As he spoke his armies were being ousted from their meagre foot holds in Greece. Certainly if it is to take months to retrieve that re verse, the Axis chances of consol idating continental victories by smashing England will be more remote than they were five months ago when the Battle of Britain be gan. Actually, II Duce’s partner, Hit ler, held the stage center for the Axis even as Mussolini talked. It was what might flow out of Ge.r man-Italian-Spanish politico-mili tary conferences at Hitler’s moun tain hide-away in Bavaria, not Mussolini blustering, that concern ed Britain and the world. II Duee was still very obviously a tail to the Hitler kite and a tail with pain ful Greek-British twists in it. BILL PASSED WASHINGTON, Nov. 18— UPI — Legislation designed to expedite the yearly determination of the "normal yield” of corn, wheat and cotton farms was passed by the house today and sent to the White House. adequate cafeteria facilities be pro vided. \yrightsville school: Pillars under front of building should be repaired. East Wilmington school: High way warning signs should be placed on road in front of school for safety of children. School Buses We have made inspection of all school buses used in the county and found them in good condition. A majority were new buses of the latest type. We talked to the driver of each bus and they had no complaints to make as regards maintenance and servicing of their equipment. These men seem to be dependable and well qualified for their job As an extra precaution and a safety measure we recommend that fire extinguishers be installed in each bus. We wish to thank the officers of the court and the county agencies who have assisted us in our work. Respectfully submitted, H. W. WELLS, Foreman A. J. HUMPHREY, Secretary. ADVERTISEMENT "No Harsh Laxatives For Me ADLERIKA gives me proper action, s pleasant and easy. Use ADLERIKA past 10 years for spells of constipa tion.” (A. W.-Vt.) ADLERIKA us ually clears bowels quickly and re ieves gas pains. Get it TODAY. SAUNDERS DRUG STORE PAY RAISE VOTED FOR BUS DRIVERS (Continued from Page One) increased from $60 to $75, and four colored drivers from $40 to $55. At the opening of the joint ses sion, Dr. John T. Hoggard, chair man of the board of education, said his board would be glad to in crease the wages of school bus drivers in the county, but under the present budget, this would not be possible, unless other arrange ments were made. “I feel like they should get a little more salary,” Dr. Hoggard said. H M. Roland, county school superintendent, was then called up on to make a brief report of the present situation. Roland informed the county com missioners there were 15 white drivers making an average of $60 monthly and four colored drivers an average of $40 monthly. The majority h^ve families and most of them live at the end of their bus routes, Roland said. George W. Trask, county com missioner, expressed the opinion the white drivers should get at least $75 monthly because of their responsibilities . Addison Hewlett, chairman, cited their successful work in the past and present, and Dr. James Hall, county commis sioner, said their work was “the most responsible job of the whole works.” Harry Gardner and Lewis J. Coleman, county commissioners, also agreed the drivers were en titled to more monthly pay because of their responsibility in protecting the lives of the school children go ing to and from school each day. On motion of Commissioner Gardner and a second by Com missioner Coleman, the county commissioners voted unanimously in favor of a $15 monthly salary increase for all school bus drivers in the county. The commissioners also ap proved plans for providing addi tional funds in the school supple ment budget to take care of the increases the rest of the present fiscal year which closes July 1. The board next adopted a reso lution requesting the city commis sioners to pass an ordinance pro hibiting property owners from tear ing down or removing houses until all taxes have been paid. Addison Hewlett, chairman, said it was anticipated that a report, requested of Dr. A. H. Elliot, health officer, at last week’s meet ing, would be available for presen tation at next week’s session. The board adopted a resolution requesting the state highway and public works commission to grant the request of a delegation for a highway extending southwardly from Live Oak parkway to connect with the Wrightsville Beach high ways, and with the Winter Park and Greenfield road. The request of A. A. Hussman, inspector in charge, bureau of ani mal industry, U. S. department of agriculture, working in cooperation with the state board of health, for the county to furnish a helper to the veterinarian in promotion of the bangs disease control program in New Hanover county was ap proved by the commissioners. Chairman Hewlett reported esti mates on three types of runways at Bluethenthal airport had been submitted, as requested, to C. C. McGinness, of Raleigh, state WPA administrator, for consideration by federal government authorities. Hewlett said the estimates on such types of runways' as concrete and those with rock base and cold top asphalt had been filed with McGinness before he left for Wash ington to seek additional funds for airport work here. The county commissioners re jected the application of Andrew Bannister for a beer permit, upon the recommendation of Sheriff C. David Jones. Numerous minor tax adjustment matters were referred to commit tee for investigation and report. Repairs to the county courthouse building, as recommended by the report of the grand jury at the November criminal term of New Hanover superior court, were also referred to committee for investi gation and report. 1 BLACKOUT BREMERTON, Wash., Nov. 18 —(A>)—This city of more than 15, 000 population and its Puget Sound navy yard black out tonight in the first large test in the Pacific north west of such defense against an air raid. AFL GIVEN F. R.’S APPEAL FOR PEACE (Continued from Page One) effort for the defense program and said: “Today our production, hopeful as it has been thus far, is as yet very far from adequate. Sacrifices will undoubtedly be called for from labor, as they will be called for from the other citizens of the republic but such sacrifices I believe will be will ingly contributed and not compelled.’’ A resolution urging the conven tion to vote its officials the power to drive racketeers and labor ex ploiters out of AFL, unions was in troduced by delegates of the Inter national Ladles Garment Workers union. Another resolution suggested that AFL members provide information, in cooperation with the federal bu reau of investigation, against fifth column efforts in America. Green, informed that Lewis at the opening of the CIO convention in At lantic City today had announced his decision to resign, smiled, raised his eyebrows and then solemnly said when asked if he thought that meant a step toward peace between the CIO and AFL: "X maintain what I said before. His resignation from the CIO presi dency means nothing if he retains the presidency of the United Mine Workers.” Green had previously pointed out that I>wis derives no salary from the CIO presidency but does as head of the UMW which is the largest revenue producer in the parent or ganization. Visitors Asked To Park Cars At Foot Of Gract Near Fire Boat Stat\H Police Chief Joseph c r yesterday unrged merchants operate with the police departl'* in advising out of town shoppj if convenient, to park their V at the foot of Grace street the fire boat headquarters I?®3' an officer is on duty ’ ner* Police Chief Rourk 'aiSo a , merchants to caution visitin. d"1 pers to be sure to lock their , containing parcels and packag ADVERTISEMENT-" WAKE UP YOUR LIVER BILE Without Calomel-And You’!! Jump Out J Bed in the Morning Rarin’ to Go The liver should pour 2 pints of Me Into your bowels every day. If this bilei, not flowmg freely, your food may not * gest. 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It is time-tested, economical 25 to 40 doses are just 25c. 5th Column By NORMAN CHANDLER Chairman, Newspaper Publishers Committee YOU and Mrs. J. Smatherington Brown may be surprised to learn that you personally are giving aid and comfort to fifth columnists. Here s how it happens: Yesterday’s papers duly an nounced that Such-and-Such Civic NORMAN CHANDLER Betterment Association would meet tonight at Ihis-or-That school auditorium. Tomorrow’s papers will record the fact that the meeting was presided over by Mrs. J. Smathering ton Brown and that the eminent Dr. Fuzzy of the Gloom School of Economics spoke at length on the theme that “advertising is a waste of money.” Now the newspapers must report such things. It is the job of a free press to keep you informed accurately of what is going on in the world. How else would you learn the facts by which you, citizens in a democracy, are able to govern yourselves ? But let's get back to the fifth column. Mrs. Brown also learned from today’s papers that a new model radio set, better than last year’s, can be had for $3.95 less. She also learned that Blimp’s tore was offering sheets at 20* under the xegular price and that the Nifty Grocery and Fruit Markets could save her 40* on her food purchases this artemoon. All this Mrs. Brown learned from the same news paperwhich announces and reports her meeting. And, having just saved about $5 by reading today’s paper, tonight she will thank Dr. Fuzzy warmly for his “splendid contribution to American thought!” Hogwash! In America we have devised mass ;production, which is just a way of saying that, despite the fact that ten men have jobs in auto* mobile factories today where one worked in 1915, you get twice as much car lor your money now'. Dr. Fuzzy will ride to the meeting in such a product. In America we have devised mass distribution, too, which is to say that by advertising all the good and cheap products we make, a hundred people can learn about them for the cost of telling oni person by any other method. 4 4 4 What we are getting at is thist You taxpayers are “hiring the hall” for Dr. Fuzzy ’s vaporing tonight. You are, in many, many such meetings, paying his salary, too, because there are thousands of people in public life whom the Communists and their fellow travelers are using. Dr. Fuzzy will be indignant about this. He thinks he has the right to his own opinions. Granted. And your papers will go right on reporting both the Dr. Fuzzys and the Mr. Clears—whatever they say. But it is up to you, a free, self-governing citizen, to accept the sound and reject the false. You can believe, if you wish, that American mass produc tion and American advertising and the American way of making a living are no good. Stalin believes that. And Hitler believes it. Or you can decide that you are tired of using the American system to make the money to sup port the Fuzzys and the rest of the fifth columnists who are spreading the doctrines of the Commu* nists, the dictators and ,the crackpots. But remember one thing clearly. You will cease to have any choice in the matter if you ever let your newspapers fall into the hands of the Dr* Fuzzys. If that happens, you’ll hear only what they think you ought to hear. ★ * ★ NOTE: The purpose of these regular Tuesday Institutional adver tisements is to make American life and American business better. Your suggestions, criticisms or reactions will be appreciated by ths Newspaper Publishers Committee and its chairman. Address tns committee In care of the Business Office of this paper.