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BANK UNDER PROBE Vandal Makes Effort To Break | Into Whiteville Bank Building WHITEVILLE, Nov. 25.—Chief of Police W. B. Coleman reported this morning that an attempt was made around midnight last night to break into the Waccamaw Bank and Trust company here. The officer said that an unidenti fied vandal pried off the screen to a south window of the bank ouild ing, and attempted to prize open the window, but without avail. When somebody apparently saw the man trying to enter the bank building they rang the police phone alarm on the railroad plaza nearby, and that is believed to have frightened the man away. Chief Coleman said this morning that he believed the man boarded a freight train pulling out of the sta tion at the time. Police got close enough to the freight to see that a man was riding the “irons” under one of the box cars. The officer further asserted that he believed there might be some connection between the attempt to enter the bank building and the at tempted break-in last night of the Fred PoWell nool room in the same block, where a back door showed signs of having been tampered with. Although there is little clue on which the officers may work, they are continuing their investigation, Chief Coleman said. SEVERANCE SURVEY TO BE CONTINUED (Continued from Page One) fender piling and that the insur ance company has agreed to repair it for the state. There was no damage to the draw bridge, Maffitt said. No efforts to remove the cargo of sulphur aboard the 3,653 ton steamer have been made as local steamship officials are awaiting the arrival of the New York representa tives before undertaking the job. Maffitt said that a survey of the cargo and the ship will be made to day and after that some plans will be made for raising the vessel. A diver discovered Sunday a large slit in the side of the vessel and it appeared that it will be unable to repair the ship in Wilmington due to lack of supplies and equipment for such an undertaking. The Severance struck the fender piling of the Cape Fear river brdge Saturday and sank by the bow. Pumps have been kept in operation on the ship to keep water out of the forward hold as much as possible. WAR INTERPRETIVE (Continued from Page One) cycle. He did not, it was said, expect Bulgaria to follow Hungary, Rumania and Slovakia and join up with the alliance. If that be true, it seems possible that Rome may have demanded a chance to retrieve the situation herself before Germany steps in to outflank Greece via Bulgaria. Mussolini’s personal prestige with his own people and with German public opinion is at stake. It may be that the precipitate Italian retreat all along the 100 mile battle front is an effort to draw the victory-flushed Greeks in to a trap. Once they drive forward beyond the mountains of northern : Greece and southern Albania,'( Italy’ s mechanized forces may be able to turn the tables. It is a reasonable guess that the Greek high command and Brit ish liaison staffers are already con cerned as to where to halt'•■the pursuit. Their communications lines are lengthening. If they deploy in to the sea level area of central and coastal Albania, they will risk sacrifice of the geographical fac tors that gave them their astound ing initial victories. Too Important It is also within the realm of possibility, however, that Berlin re gards the neutrality of Bulgaria and Yugoslavia protecting the vital war resource of Rumanian oil from British bombing attack as too im portant to risk at this stage. That alone seems to provide a logical explanation of Hitler’s tactics. There are many symptoms thal the Greek successes have stirrec anti-Axis elements in both Bulgaria and Turkey to resistance of an} internal move to knuckle down tc Berlin. From the first hour of the war, Berlin has striven by ever} means to avert conflict in the Balkans, internal or external, thal might cripple the flow of oil or other resources she needs. A civil war in Bulgaria could spread intc Rumania. The Berlin attitude is hailed as at least a breathing spell for Bul garia. Unless Italy can soon hall the Greek counter-offensive and re gain the initiative, it seems impos sible, however, that Berlin can long remain aloof from that con flict. That the Axis time-table for winter war against Britian on the Mediterranean front is already badly upset is too obvious for argu ment. 3 To please afternoon callers, serve grape carbonated beverage mixed with ginger ale. Small tea cakes are a good accompaniment. 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Asheville, cldy _ 5(5 49 0.01 Atlanta, rn _ (51 58 0.‘" Birmingham, rn_ 59 4(5 0.00 Boston, clr _ 38 37 0.00 Chicago, cldy_-r_ 37 25 0.00 Cleveland, p cldy_ 3*1 25 0.00 Detroit, clr_ 33 20 0.00 Fort Worth, p cldy_ 4S 4S 1.52 Galveston, clr _ 08 05 10.20 Jacksonville, clc.'y_ 77 5(5 0.00 Little Rock, rn _ 45 42 0.14 j Los Angels, clr_ 73 53 0.00 j Louisville, cldy _ 4(5 32 0.00 | Memphis, cldy_ 47 43 0.12 Miami, p cldy_- 79 74 0.00 Mobil, rn _ 09 04 0.07 New Orleans, rn_- 68 63 0.18 New Y,ork. clr_ 40 39 0.00 Norfolk, clr_ — 44 0.00 Richmond, p cldy_ 50 35 0.00 St. Louis, p cldy_ 43 27 0.00 San Francisco, clr_ 05 40 0.00 ) Savanah. rn _ 73 59 0.09 , Washington, clr_ 45 38 0.0(1 Wilmington, clc.'y- 57 53 0.03 Wilmington, cldy- 57 59 0.03 TRIBUNAL DECIDES RACE-JURY ISSUE (Continued from Page One) presented victories for the govern ment in income tax cases. Justice ;McReynolds wrote dissenting opin j ions in which Chief Justice Hughes j and Justice Roberts joined. The [majority opinions were by Justice Stone. The first held that Paul R. G. Horst of Brooklyn N. Y., was li able for a tax on the income from interest coupons which he had de tached from his bonds and trans ferred to his son as a gift. The son collected the $50,677 interest and included it in his own tax return. The second found that a life in surance agent, Gerald A. Eubank of New York, was liable for a tax on $15,612 of renewal commissions on policies sold although he had assigned the commissions to a cor porate trustee. The government contended that a transaction like Horst’s would afford taxpayers 'a ready means by which to escape” high surtax rates and that if Eubank’s posi tion were sustained, “the opportu nity for tax avoidance would be alarming.” 4 NAZIS SAY BULGARIA WILL NOT JOIN AXIS (Continued from Page One) his bags to go to Berlin early this week. (Diplomatic circles in Sofia saw in the developments an indication that Hitler and Joseph Stalin do not see eye to eye on division of German and Russian spheres of influence. The Bulgarian argument against joining the Axis was be lieved generally to have been in spired by the Russians, who were represented as still not willing to concede that all the Balkans be long in Germany’s lebetisraum— Hiving space.) The Nazi informants said the second round of signature^ to the Axis pact had been completed, the first.having been the original sign ing by Germany, Italy and Japan and the second the adherence of Hungary, Rumania and Slovakia the past week. Furthermore, they said all re ports of an early Bulgarian state visit had been of foreign, not Ger man origin. The belief was expressed in foreign diplomatic quarters here that Bulgaria’s signature would seer?i untimely at a moment when that country is faced with a politi cal crisis. (Sofia dispatches ha\i indicated dissension within the Bul garian government over the ques tion of signing.) 3 : > <\ ICE AND FLOODS PARALYZE MANY SOUTHWEST AREAS (Continued from Page One) tree tops as flash floods swept away homes, farm buildings, livestock and poultry. Red Cross workers were ordered from Houston to the flood area around Sealy, Tex., where trapped farmers before dawn fired distress guns to guide rescuing boatmen. Coast guard boats and equipment were ordered 100 miles inland from Galveston to aid in rescue work. Highways were inunaatetd. Bridges were damaged and 1,000 motorists were marooned at Conroe, where 21 inches of rain had fallen. Twenty-three major state and fed eral roads were closed or partly closed by high water. Still it rained. The tri-state area of Arkansas Louisiana and Texas around Texarkana and Shreveport was deluged. The overriowing aaume ui uiai area, cascaded toward range, Tex., and the Gulf of Mexico. It was an extension of the same rain belt that formed the Amarillo ice cap. As the rain fell, ground tempera tures remained slightly below 32 de grees. freezing the water as fast as ft fell. As the storm continued, the ice formations became heavier, pull ing down wires, poles and clogging highways. A short wave radio broadcast heard at Albequerque, N. M., said Mayor Rogers of Amarillo had ap pealed for WPA relief and rehabili tation funds. The radio said automobiles were sent out to nearest points still In telephone communication with other sections for direct appeals to Wash ington. more airport funds may be PROVIDED HERE (Continued from Page One) in regard to the Wilmington air P “As you know, the war depart ment ruled that the project as orginally filed was nqt essential to national defense and would not participate in the emergency fund But on October 15 the department held that the project, modified in certain respects, was eligible and certified to WPA. t “Not having had time to examine the file. I am not completely famil iar with the details of modifica tion. My understanding is that the hangar and maybe some other fea tures were not considered essen tial. "McGinnis thinks there will be a substantial fund, perhaps as 1 much as $35,000, available for buy ing materials, but he also says that it will be necessary to have some local contribution in order to carry the plans along. "He, of course, has all this in detail and doubtless this is all fa miliar to you. He seems to be very much interested in getting the project under way and com pleted, at least to the extent of present authorization. “My contact with the War de partment was very much more sat isfactory than formerly. They ex plained to me that their aim is to get as many landing fields and as many runways as v they can in the shortest possible time. They are trying to string this money out as far as it will go and in many instances they are modify ing these projects. “With all the emphasis on places to land ships presented and with the hope that from further ap propriation they may be able to complete the project as originally presented, I am very much in hopes that the present arrange ments will enable you to make substantial progress, and that wc may in the future be able to round it all out in accordance with origi nal plans.’’ At yesterday’s meeting the coun ty commissioners signed a con tract with the veterinarian of the state department of agriculture, cooperating with the bureau of animal industry, U. S, department of agriculture, pertaining to bang’s disease control work in the county. The commissioners at their ses sion last Monday had adopted a resolution agreeing to cooperate with the federal and state govern ments in this work by furnishing a helper to the veterinariam. The board also referred to Dr. A. H. Elliot, health officer, and Marsden Bellamy, county attorney, for investigation and report the matter of complaints of citizens in the suburbs with reference to the dumping and burning of trash and garbage along the highways and near residences in violation of present regulations. Dr. Elliot and County Attorney Bellamy were asked to hold a con ference with a view of determin ing the proper rules and regula tions regarding the matter. The county board discussed plans for the erection of signs and the filing of a request with Sheriff C. David Jones for officers to patrol the areas in question and be on the looklut for violations. On motion of Harry Gardner, county commissioner, the board placed on the official minutes of the meeting a report from Dr. Elliot negarding plumbing inspec tion fee collections. Commissioner Gardner stated at a recent meeting that such a re port should be made public and placed on the official minutes of the weekly meeting of the com missioners. 3 WPA STREET WORK IS ADVANCED HERE (Continued from Page One) Chestnut to Grace one block; Ran kin street from Eleventh to Thir teenth two blocks; Seventh street from Campbell to Hanover one block; Sixteenth street from Mar ket to Dock one block; Sixteenth street from Church to Queen two blocks; Second street from Wright to Meares one block; Twelfth street from Orange to Ann one block; Twenty-first street from Metts Ave. to Barnett Ave. one block; Wooster street from Third to Fourth one block; Wooster street from Sixth to Seventh one block; Wright street from Third to Fourth one block; Willard street from Carolina Beach Highway to Fourth one block; Twenty-first street from Market to Metts Ave. five clocks. TRANSFER PLANNED CHUNGKING, China, Nov. 25.— (.11—Transfer of American mission aries in Japanese-occupied areas of China to schools and hospitals in unoccupied China was planned today by the Executive National Christian council. 4 Shipping News IN PORT Steamers Mallard, 2,375 tone, discharging cargo of nitrate of soda, Heide and company, agents. (Ital.) Villarperosa, 3,621 tons, held in port account of war. Severance, 3,653 tons, with sulphur, in distress, C. D. Maffitt and com pany, agents. Bar Dredge Comstock, 1,600 tons, U. S. army engineers bar dredge. Buoy Tender Speedwell, 1,120 tons, U. S. C. G. buoy tender, in command of Captain Mason, on Cape Pear river attending to buoys and lights. INWARD BOUND Tanker and Barge Tanker H. M. Frederickson, 3,202 tons, towing barge Puroil, 1,310 tons, from Smith Bluff with cargo of gaso line for the Cape Fear terminal com pany. Tanker (Greek) Nicolaon Maria, 3,285 tons, from Tampico with petroleum prod ucts, C. D. Maffitt and company, agents. Steamers Dixie Sword, 2,000 tons, from Car teret via Charleston, with cargo of fertilizer, Heide and company, agents. Black Condor, 3,386 tons, from Cal cutta, with general cargo, C. D. Maf fitt and company, agents. ENGLISH UNIONIST CALLS FOR PLANES (Continued from Page One) final week of its two-week meeting. “How long we can continue, de pends not merely upon our will but also upon the will to hit back,” he declared. “The only thing the Nazis understand is the power to make them suffer.” He said the three present aims of the British labor party are to prosecute the fight with “nflexible resolve,” safeguard the rights of the citizenry and widen the range of the movement. Appealing for speeded production Sir Walter said "American labor can conquer the Nazis without fir ing a shot. I want you to make your workshops the first line of defense for all democracy. “When I speak of inflexible re solve I am speaking for the whole British nation. I know that our present Prime Minister, Mr. Churchill, in the eyes of many is the embodiment of the determina tion and doggedness of our peo ple.” If anything “unforeseen” should happen to Churchill, Sir Walter said, the Prime Minister would be “the first to attest. . .the con fidence of the people vTT' reposed in his euccessc r a?- be ly as it is in him." ‘ 1 a°83ed. _ 3 “FOREIGNER,S ’ SE,Z W) Police announced toni seizure of 38 “forei >*• manian oilfields the p,st ln ■ persons blacklisted . ‘ of 25} to the security of the J-,ng.e> Four were ordered t f country, the others inte 6, concentration camp ed a a _advehtisement How Many Wear FALSE TEETH With More Comfort FASTEETH, a pleasant alkaline (non-acid) powder, holds false teeth more firmly. To eat and talk in more comfort, just sprinkle a little FAS TEETH on your plates. No gummy gcfcey, pasty taste or feeling. Checks “plate odor" (denture breath). Get EASTEETH at any drug store. 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Finally, because they had nothing else on which to base their opinions, they all came to agree with him. Don t make the mistake of believing that he forced people to agree with him. True, his sup porters put a handful of people in concentration camps. But the great mass of people were and are his supporters. They goose-step for him, give up necessities for him. They are dying for him by the tens of thousands. „ You, in America, get all sides of all questions. ^ ou get the facts, plus the opinions of all leaders, delivered to you in your daily newspaper. When you have the facts, you invariably sup port the right men, the right laws, the right ways of life. This right of yours to have the facts is the key to freedom. Defend that right—not for the sake of any newspaper but for your own sake. Sometimes you hear a , newspapers have -'too much M^ce."^!," not the newspapers that have influence, it is the nai —the knowledge, the information, the accurate facts which they bring you. Your newspaper equips you to have influence. !t fits you to dictate the kind of government you prefer. f , , And there is another reason why your news paper keeps you free. A man can be enslaved politically, but he can also be enslaved economically. You have heard of “company stores” at a mine or on a plantation where, by charging high prices and offering only a limited supply of goods, the “company” kept its workers broke. Look through the paper you are now reading. Notice the advertisements and the news about the things you need or want to buy. The newspaper’s advertising columns are open to the makers and sellers of every legitimate prod uct. When a man builds a better electric iron or packs a better can of beans or makes a fortunate purchase of dry goods, he tells you about it. Here, in these columns, you can compare values, learn of new things, new uses. You thus equip yourself to know when, where and how to get the most for your money. | CITY-NEWS aospJ When a dictator wants to enslave a group of people, all he needs to do is take away its news sources. Shut off its newspapers and the news broadcasts which the papers largely supply to the radio stations. Then let him take away the peo ple s right and capacity to judge values, and the job is complete. At the first faint whisper of an attack upon your right to have all the news of all kinds, good ana bad, about people and events, about products and services, let me urge you to act. It isn’t our free dom as publishers that I am worrying about. It 15 your freedom and mine, as citizens. X j. i NOTE: The purpose of these regular Tuesday institutional adver tisements is to make American life and American business betted Sfour suggestions, criticisms or reactions will be appreciated . the Newspaper Publishers Committee and its chairman. Addre the committee in care of the Business Office of this paper.