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ID SPEEDING CASE , Jo-? Lennon To Pass Sen lu‘n(.„ Today Against tence ^ . Walter McQuire Alton A. Lennon this morn JU‘?l",'i-s sentence in recorder’s * ,'d 'case Of Walter McQuire, :°lir: 1!\iar;ed with speeding. »e?re L‘‘ mi ' vesterday said the JU^e or,t nee depended upon jefendaiu ^ dl.iving. test to see the °utL0 ' truck will go. The test, h. Winfield Smith, t’, and F. Porter Da iC' 1 s... vitf, disclosed the v- , p0 more than 40 miles truck 1 oU'' fdhre denied the testimony JlC sfite witnesses that he was ofthe. ,q juries an hour in a re #ivin?, =ectn>n outside the city fl«ual he said, his truck will because, nc , y0 that fast. i make a bargain with said Judge Alton A. Len -if that truck of yours will C0B,() miles an hour, I’ll fine you i°5 , rpSl<; if it fails to make *£ £ W. ■» say, 1 11 f®u *10 and costs. Very few Spte know that you can’t drive P 95 miles an hour in a resi dual district even if it is out gjde the cit.v hmits. 0ne overdue Community hospital h’l was coiledcd yesterday and an lr ordered paid as Judge Len ' iectured the negro defendants lhe injustice of making the ,3tjre community pay for the Ljjfo of their illegitimate chil ire3 William Johnson, negro, and Saddie Pearson presented a receipt for having paid the $36 hospital bill, and were ordered by Judge Lennon to be married with in two weeks or pay the $50 fine imposed on Johnson, and the $25 fine on Saddie. Freddie Dowe. negro, was fined 510 and costs for assault on a female. James E. Brown, negro v,as fined S5 and costs for assault with a deadly weapon, the fine to be remitted. Johnnie Jones, negro, was found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon, namely, cutting James McMillian with a knife, and as signed to the county roads for eight months. EMPTY STOCKING BOOSTED TO $61 (Continued From Page One) be needed to assure that every child in the city and county will be visited by Santa Claus. Unless the people of Wilmington make generous contributions to the fund, there will be many tearful faces in the city on the morning of De cember 2b. To children Chrsitmas is the day of days in a year. They are taught from childhood that Santa Claus will pay them a visit on that day and it is to see that this faith of children is not broken that the sponsors of the Empty Stocking fund are making this annual appeal. Demands are becoming increasing ly great on the fund this year and a large amount will be needed to see that no child, in no matter how hum ble a home, is overlooked when St. kick makes his rounds. Make your contribution today and have the feeling that you are provid ing a Merry Christmas for some un fortunate boy or girl. Contributions may be made to J. Henry Gerdes, treasurer of the fund, ®! Peoples Savings Bank and Trust company, or at the Star-News offices. Contributions to date: Previously acknowledged ... $15.0C to J. Hall, Jr... ' 1.00 p. W. TVoolworth Co., (Toys)--- 40.OC AF™nd... 5.00 $61.00 ,r; 1634. in Russia, the penalty ? smoking was a whipping for e first offense and death for the second. AIRPORT RUNWAYS 1 MAY BE COMPLETED BY FEBRUARY 28 (Continued From Page One) t the Wilmington and Raleigh offices * of the WPA has enabled us to speed up our production work to capacity within the past few days,” . Prevette said. c ‘‘We are going to order the nec- ( essary material as far as we can , handle it from time to time as the v project progresses,” he said, ‘‘and t we are depending on the county for equipment to keep things go- . ing.” f The WPA has ordered enough t stone for one complete runway and i “we hope to crack enough rock at c the county quarry to complete an- \ other runway,” the district super- , visor said. c Four new trucks, recently bought < by the county, have been put into 1 immediate use and are hauling > rock to the airport as fast as they ( can be loaded at the quarry, he \ said. i 230 Men Assigned About 230 workmen have been * assigned to date to the project, ' Prevette said, in a move to push ? all operations rapidly to comple tion. * ( WPA forces are making very , good headway on the first runway, ] 3.000 feet long and 100 feet wide, • running in a direction from noth- ; east to southwest, he said. 1 The inspection yesterday after- i noon disclosed that workmen had i laid a rock base on more than I 2.000 feet of this first runway, and i Prevette estimated that about 800 ■ feet remained to be laid, before < work of applying asphalt would be gin. l The WPA has sufficient rock on ' hand or ordered to take care of i the rock base work on the second > runway, 3,000 feet long and 100 « feet wide, and extending in an east-west direction. The third run- > way is 2,250 feet long and 100 feet 1 wide, he said, and runs in a north- 1 south direction. 1 Preparations for each runway 1 will include the laying of a heavy 1 and then a light rock base, togeth- 1 er with about a two and a half 1 inch asphalt top. The WPA dis- 1 trict supervisor said the entire ! field was underlaid with tile for use as a drainage system when the ' project is completed. 1 To Order Material j Prevette pointed out that numer ous project details would have to be worked out in detail as the ' work progresses and said addi tional equipment would be ordered ; by WPA and the county from time to time as needed. The county’s rock quarry on the Castle Hayne road at mid-after- : noon yesterday was a beehive of activity as WPA forces rushed the work of digging, loading, and haul ing rock to Bluethenthal Field. A caterpillar tractor with a scraper, leveling off three yards of top dirt at a time and depositing at the side of the quarry, was gradualy taking off the over-bur den of from three to five feet in depth and getting down to the actual rock base. Chairman Hewlett called atten tion of the inspection party to an air compressor machine connected with a paving breaker and steel drills which was proving very use ful in the speeding of the pre liminary operations at the quarry. WPA workmen are using dyna mite twice daily to break up the heavy rock ledges into smaller pieces. The largest pieces of rock left are broken up by a steel hammer and chisel. Paving break ers are used to drill holes in the top of the thick layers of rock and such devices, Chairman Hewlet; pointed out, break up as much rock as 12 to 15 men using their hammers. Special WPA work trucks or lug gers have been placed into use for picking up loads of rock and dumping them near the rock crush er for hauling to the airport. The luggers, it was pointed out, are picking up a yard and a half of rock per load. 5 For each 100 pounds of food it consumes, a hog returns 15 pounds of meat. IAILEY THEATRE 1 TO OPEN DEC. 23 (Continued From Page One) ieatre now, making it as attrac ive as any in this section of the ountry. ( The theatre seats approximately 1 ,250 people, there being 800 seats ownstairs and approximately 450 1 n the mezzanine floor. Seats are i quipped with soft cushion arrange . lents known as ‘‘floating seats’ 1 'hich make the patron unusually i omfortable. i On entering the theatre the patron 3 struck with the fact that from ront to back there is no ornamen al decoration, the decorative scheme ] ieing achieved through the use of ’ urves ana straight lines. The motif i egins with the box office, trimmed ] vith stainless steel, with rounded orners and straight lines. In the i ntrance are unique display frames ighted with the latest type of fluo- i escent lighting. The attraction sign verhead will feature Claude neon, . modern development in neon light ng which is new to this section. Pastel shades greet the eye of : he patron on entering the foyer, vhere deep carpets, with a red back- , round and black figures cover the loors. On entering the seating section of he theatre the eye of the patron is truck with the unique and pleasing ighting effect. On either side the vails are concave between what in m old type building would have >een pillars. In the recesses of the vail are hidden lighting fixtures vhich shed soft light upward against he walls, giving a pleasing, indi ect light that is ample to light he theatre but avoids any glare, lirect or indirect. In the ceiling are located combi lation lighting fixtures and air vents, vhich allow the cool air in summer 0 come from the air conditioning init and the warm air in winter to :ome from the furnaces. At the far end of the building is 1 large stage, equipped with the argest switch box of its type in ■astern North Carolina. The stage las ample space for large road shows ind has the latest theatre equip nent in counter-balances, automatic urtain devices and the like. Above he stage are spacious dressing ooms and all equipment needed by ny type of show. The color scheme of the theatre s primarily green and rose. On the mezzanine floor the patron inds additional convenient facilities, lere is located a lounge and rest ■oom for women and another for nen, each equipped with sanitary dectric drinking fountains. Here ilso is located a public telephone, the nanager's office and a room for ishers. Above the mezzanine is the pro ection room where the latest in iVestern-Electric sound equipment las been installed along with Brenk ?rt projection equipment. On the mezzanine floor again the 'loors are carpeted heavily, and rails and guides are covered with leavy tapestry coverings. “We feel that unquestionably this s one of the finest theatres in either of the Carolinas and one of Lhe best in this section of the coun try,” Grist said in announcing the opening date. “We believe that Wil mington theatre patrons will find :hat it meets their every require ment of comfort, convenience and :he highest type of entertainment.” GREEKS ADVANCING ON, PORTO EDDA (Continued From Page One) / soldiers moving across battlefields wet with snow and rain. The "most important” thrust, a government spokesman said, was that of the left wing which was re ported to have advanced beyond Porto Edda in an encircling move ment that threatened to trap the last Italian fighting force in the southwestern tip of Albania. (Meanwhile, dispatches from Och rida, Yugoslavia, on the Albanian frontier, said the Greeks had driven plume-hatted Italian Bersaglieri from Mumulishta, north of captured Po gradetz, in an action designed to mop up Fascist resistance on the road to Elbasani, south of Tirana, the capital. Casualties were said to be heavy in fierce fighting during which the Greeks repulsed an Italian counter attack and advanced to the Devoli river. (The Italian high command report ed only that the Eleventh army in :he south and the Ninth in the north ind central areas of Albania were counter-attacking Greek thrusts. Bombers were said to have raided jreek positions and communications ind the Island of Corfu.) FUND IS ALLOTTED TO DEVELOP BASES (Continued From Page One) id at the bases to protect them from dr raids and hostile landing parties. Previously, Secretary Knox had iisclosed that the President had nade *50,000,000 of emergency funds ivailable to the navy for its share if the work—dredging harbors, build ng wharves, naval store houses, re >air shops and the like. Both sums lame from funds placed at the chief ixecutive’s disposal by congress. WEATHER RETARDS NAZI AIR ATTACKS (Continued From Page One) liondon fleeting “nuisance” visits, Iropping some bombs in the face if heavy anti-aircraft fire. There are now 18 states and 14 ities In the United States that have ome kind of compulsory vehicle in pection system J. S. NAVAL BOARD ARRIVES TO VIEW DIRGIBLE BASE SITES (Continued From Page One) m the Niggerhead road owned by .ennox Cooper. Following a luncheon at South lort, where the Wilmington com nittee was joined by J. J. Loughlin, r., L. T. Yaskell and W. K. Keziah, he group investigated locations iround Southport, another just out ide Southport and still another on the Niggerhead road. Members of Group Those making the trip to South >ort were Willetts, chairman, Louis C. Moore, Louis Hanson, Eric Nor len, Julian Morton and J. A. Lough in. These together with Keziah and joughlin were appointed Saturday it a meeting of city and county ;ommissioners, the Wilmington in lustrial committee, the chamber of tommerce, Julian Fields, represent ng the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad company, E. E. Hunter, represent ng the Seaboard Railway, and R. 3. Page, publisher of the Star-News. Monday night 15 representative dtizens of Southport met in the city lall at the call of Mayor John D. 3riksen to plan for cooperation with he Wilmington group in attempting :o secure the base. The inspection of sites here is a mrt of a study of the entire Atlan tic coast with a view to the erec tion of neutrality patrol stations. However, no base can be located intil after congress has approved the plans and appropriated funds or it. GERMAN SUBMARINES SINK 17 FREIGHTERS (Continued From Page One) sag by sinking two other ships iggregating 21,247 tons. One of these, it said, was the modern L2,247-ton motorship Victor Ross. Off Irish Coast (The Germans failed to state -vhere the ships were sunk, but listress calls picked up by Mackay •adio over a 20-hour period be ginning Sunday night indicated a nass attack on British ships about >00 miles west of Ireland in Brit lin’s vital Atlantic shipping lanes ;o the United States. Among those sending the calls were the 5,497 ;on Lady Clanely and her sister ship, The Goodleigh, a ship which ;ave the call letters “GKIF,” the i, 360-ton W. Hendrick, the 12,247 ;on tanker Victor Ross and the 1,958-ton Ranza.) A lone German plane, in the >nlv daylight air activity yester day, was reported to have added :o the toll by sinking a cargo ship )f unspecified tonnage southwest Df Ireland. Returning to the assault on Lon don today, German bombers were reported to have broken through British coastal defenses to deliver a “hefty bombardment” against the capital. In another attack last night on the port of Bristol, the Germans said their planes dropped bombs of all calibers, setting fires visible for miles. 5 ORDERS NEW SHIPS LONDON, Dec. 3.—UP)—'The Brit ish disclosed today that they have turned to United States shipyards with an order for 60 new freighters to meet their most immediate menace — Nazi raids from on, above and below the surface of the sea. In addition, Ronald H. Cross, the youthful minister of shipping, told the house of commons: “Old but serviceable United States vessels, including vessels belonging to the maritime commission, have been and will continue to be purchased for the British flag as opportunity offers.” “Must Have Speed” Britain’s own figures and ac knowledgements, entirely aside from those broadcast by the Ger mans, made it a black Tuesday for Britain at sea. Another cabinet member, Food Minister Lord Wool ton, declared in a speech: “We must have speed! speed! speed! . . . and ships! ships! ships” SOLONS MAY FIGHT ON APPORTIONMENT (Continued From Page One) cedure known as the “equal pro portions” formula, which he said today he would press for adoption before the reapportionment be comes effective. He declined to go into details on it saying that it was technically and mathemati cally intricate. But, he added, that its effect was to protect the repre sentation of the smaller states, and as applied to the 1940 figures the only difference would be that Arkansas wouldn’t lose a seat and Michigan would gain one. LEGISLATURE TO DECIDE CHARLOTTE. Dec. 3.—UP)—Gov ernor Hoey told the Charlotte Ob server by telephone tonight that the next legislature would decide whether the State’s new U. S. rep resentative would be elected at large or a new district would be created for him. Whatever method is chosen, the chief executive said, the success ful candidate for the new office might not be elected until 1942. Governor Hoey said that in the event a new district was created, it probably would be cut out of the territory now making up the ninth, tenth and eleventh congres sional districts. North Carolina now has 11 con gressional districts. The census bu reau advised President Roosevelt that this State was entitled to an other. 5 Napoleon abdicated on April 11, 1814. I _ SPECIAL FAMILY ROOM RATES AT 2 ROOM SUITES co necting bath) I FOR 3 PEOPLE $6 a day \ (each additional person $1) THE McALPIN IS IDEALLY LOCATED ONLY ONE BLOCK FROM PENN- 1 SYLVANIA STATION BSO TRAIN CONNECTION MOTOR COACHES 9 STOP AT OUR DOOR. WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE TO TIMES SQUARE. I CONSULT YOUR TRAVEL AGENT OR WRITE TO US FOR I INFORMATION ABOUT OUR NEW ALL-EXPEN&E TOURS. 1 Undtr KNOTT Manaqomont John J. WooUlt. Manaqtr 1 <r Snappy In ZANDA CREPE TONIC up your mid-season wardrobe with one of these holiday-minded young dresses. Slim and trim—expertly tailored — enchantingly young. Peppy colors, for wearing under your winter coat: cadet blue, gold, aqua, rose red, ^(Ihinese tea, kelly green. Sizes: 12-20. / No. 1768—Youthful ploofod efclrtt | buttoned plaquet front: novelty I leather belt. f No. 1772—Plenty of action to this pleated skirt, convertible collar and bishop's sleeves. Timely SALE of Ladies9 Bed Boom Slippers OifC You can check lots of names off your Christmas • Plenty of Sizes list by visiting our Shoe Department and taking • Lots of Colors advantage of these bargains. Values to $1.98. • Gobs of Styles Sale On Dress; Lengths; GROUP NO. 1 $1.00 Plain, plaids, stripes and printed patterns, in rayon and spun rayon. Lengths are 3V2 to 4 yards. In a wide variety of lovely shades. GROUP NO. 2 •L69 A selection of our best goods from stock that retail for 69c and 59c. Not cut in 31/2 and 4 yard lengths to sell for $1.69 per piece. This is truly a savings for Christ mas buying. BELK’S TOYLAND FEATURING A GREAT VARIETY OF TOYS ROYS AND GIRLS WILL ENJOY Not many days before Santa will be dropping down your chimney. A visit to our toyland will help you to aid Santa in his great task, and you can avoid the last minute rush as well. Toys and gamse for all ages are on display. We urge you to visit our Toyland and make your1 selection now. ° Dolls, Dolls, Dolls Chemistry Sets 98c and up $1.00 to $10 Desk and Chair Sets Tool Chest From $4.95 $1.00 to $5.00 Mechanical Toys Tricycles 59c and up 98c to $12.95 1 Wagons 98c to $3.95 Games of all Kinds tnd hundreds of other toys for Girls and Boys ifidk-dtillianu G&.