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NEW TYPE BOMB
IS DISCOVERED Cos Angeles Inventor Dis covers Alloy Will Explode When Placed In Water LOS ANGELES, Dec. 24.—«?) I new type of bomb designed to ilast submarines _ was demon strated today by Russell Hart, Los Angeles inventor. It is fashioned from an alloy which Hart said is highly explosive in water. To demonstrate, he Dlaced a bit weighing a tenth of an ounce through a. small iron : pipe into a can of water. There vas an explosion. Hart said the ■xplosion equalled that of two junces of black powder. The water, he said, liberated jydrogen in the alloy and caused fie explosion. “A 100-pound bomb of this material,” Hart asserted, “would 3e equal to a 300-pound depth nomb of the type now used by 5reat Britain.” The cost would be about 35 cents a pound instead of the present 51, Hart said. Hart related that he discovered Dossibilities of the alloy only by accident in removing bark from •rees of a farm 15 miles east of Portland, Oregon, in 1938. He said i piece of the alloy used in the bark removal slipped and plunged into a water well, causing an ex plosion. Hart plans to demonstrate his dea and materials in the next few days to Lieut. Col. Arthur R. Baird, in charge of the War de partment’s Los Angeles ordnance region. HILTON YULE TREE PROGRAM OPENEE (Continued from Page One) Wade, city commissioner of pub lie works, who stressed the theme “and God said 'Let there bi light.”' Santa Claus, who consented U stop over for a brief visit her< again Christmas Eve during £ hurried trip several weeks ago was on hand to greet the kiddies gathered about the tree, and askec them what they wanted in theii stockings this morning. Santa Claus last night promisee the kiddies that he would return to the Community Christmas tree tonight to distribute goodies. After the opening prayer by tht Rev. Mr. Herbert and welcoming remarks by Commissioner Wade, the lights were flashed on at I: o’clock. A fireworks display will be given at the tree at 9 o’clock Thursday night by the Spencer Fireworks company and Jimmy Wommack, a former Wilmington boy now living in Winston-Salem, and his assistants. The opening musical program last night was dedicated to Dup lin county. Others nightly through New Years will be dedicated to other friends and neighbors in Southeastern North Carolina. -iMAS •*•«• to\ W renew out obligation oi gratitude 10 the com m„„HY wwa w. «.«i«<nr serve* We're gwtetul «o« tho patronage you hot. given us in the month. pa»t and pledge anew to mtto rou faithfully In th* luture. Store Closed Wednesday & Thursday A. L. KING GROCERY 1606 MARKET - - - - _ . j2 . .. _ • War Interpretive i ~ ' In weighing chances t>f success it is inconceivable that Nazi leaders would not make every effort to • strike by surprise. Instead, they seem intent on advertising an at , tack in advance. Hitler himself faces a terrible decision. He must be fully aware 1 that once he orders an attack, 1 failure to smash England quickly and utterly could lead to grave consequences for Germany and iot him. A terrible military disaster, the first Nazi army catastrophe, could result. And American obser vers who have watched the rise of Hitler at close hand have judged hat a great defeat at arms might rock him as fascist army disasters on two fronts evidently are shaking his Axis mate, Mussolini. It is possible that revival of the invasion-of-England theme stems from Italy’s plight in Libya and Albania. It may be designed to stir up new public demands in Eng land for recalling naval and air forces from the Mediterranean; and to off-set the effect of fascist defeats on a long inactive Nazi army scattered along the continen tal coast. Full word of those Italian set backs unquestionably reaches much of that idle German army. It makes Nazi boasting of Axis military invincibility sound rone in the ears of Nazi troops who know what has happened to Ital ian comrades. It also may be that Nazi leaders actually take the possibilities of a complete Italian collapse far more seriously than is indicated by their scoffing at Prime Ministe- Church ill’s plea to Italy to oust Musso lini. London may be merely gues sing at the amount of dissatisfac tion prevailing in Italy, but Berlin certainly knows what the real dan ger of a complete Italian collapse is. That Germany must attempt in some way to offset Italian disas ters seems obvious. Italy has been virtually stripped of her offensive powers as a German ally. A com plete Italian collapse might quick ly and gravely imperil Germany herself or her most vulnerable, front Rumania. Rumanian oil is the indispensible element of the Nazi war efforts. Reports that heavy Nazi reinforce ments have been sent to t’-t coun try, primarily to protect the oil fields and transportation routes o Germany, indicate growing Nazi concern. The impact of Italian military disasters on Rumania’s Balkan neighbors, upon Turkey and upon Russia is still to be reckoned. Un questionably the prestige and in fluence of the Axis as such, if not of Germany itself, has been badly impaired. 4 ■ fcxphaAiinq, 1905 T y I Sinj&fuL ijooeL Cdi&hsA. 1940 OUT OF THE PAST The Christmas and New Year Season brings to mind the gratitude that is in our hearts for all the blessings that have come our way. In the past the friends of this organization have made possible progress and a certain amount of pros perity* Through these friendships life has been an enjoyable experience, one in which we have the confidence and esteem of the people whom we serve* Ml we ask is the pleasure of a contin nance of these fine relationships—so that we may look with a genuine enthusiasm toward the | 1 ar I i Wilmington Furniture Company The Old Reliable" ANN LINDBERGH ASKS FOR FOOD J TO FEED EUROPE Ir (Continued from Page One) world as It Is today,”- she said, B “wants desperately to stop the suf b fering, to help in some way. •' > "We even feel rather numbly un j ' derneath that in the face of so much f suffering we too should suffer; in , the face of such gallantry, we too • should be gallant; in the face of f such sacrifice, we too should sacrl i fice.” t “There is' within us,” Mr*. Lind 5 bergh continued, “whether or not l we realize, it, and whether or not we often express it, a deep fundamental 5 instinct of brotherhood which does 3 not allow us to be completely happy 1 while other people are suffering.’’ > "We are not asking to interfere,” ■ Mrs. Lindbergh said. “We are ask r ing to help, as a nation which has 1 already given much aid to England. [ We are not criticizing England. Eng 1 land is at war. She is conducting the war with a courage, a patience, and persistence that rouses admira ' tion in every man who watches. ’ “What is even more extraordinary ; is that in spite of being at war, she | has still compassion, still reason, ' still calm. Negotiations are already in progress between the United States and Great Britain for our . sending shipments' of wheat and fnilk ’ to the destitute population of Spain. , “Certainly medical supplies have . been let through the blockade to . France, “These facts,” Mrs. Lindbergh added, “go to substantiate one’s be . lief that the English people do not want to starve the people of hither to democratic' nations—if a practical -way out can be found. “We are offering to be that prac - tical way out. That is all we are of fering to do. "We are offering the plans, the services, the goodwill of the best experts in this field of re lief and feeding, individuals and or ganizations who have proved effici ent and trustworthy before.” . “Even if the whole problem proved too gigantic,’ Mrs. Lindbergh con tinued, "even if we help only in a small way, even if we send only a token of our friendship and our faith, I believe it is worth our while to keep these people turned toward us rather than against us.” GREEKS SAY CHIMARA IS MAJOR VICTORY (Continued from Page One) was described as hurried and dis orderly with only a rear guard op position.) The Greeks say the majority of the inhabitants are Greek by race and tradition. For one Greek in particular the military successes capped a lifetime. This man was born in a village fifteen miles south of Chimara and helped lead the revolt against against Turkey which established the autonomous Epirus govern ment in 1914. “At least 13 communities along the coast, including Chimara it self, have been pure Greek for centuries,” he said. “Our people are Christians and never sub mitted to Turkish customs as the Albanians did. Our dream has been to be united to other Greeks. Had not Italy interfered during the World war our dream would have been realized a quarter of a century ago.” ENGLAND QUIET AT CHRISTMAS (Continued from Page One) from Europe—with a light mist in the channel and the sea choppy. There was an east wind. Britons held their parties and ob servances with one ear cocked for the sound they hoped they would not hear—the eerie wail of the air raid siren. But there was little time for cele brating in the Lancashire area of England's Industrial northwest where rescue workers still were probing the ruins for victims of a massive Ger man mauling last night. Heavy casualties, including many killed, and widespread damage were inflict ed in this hours-long attack. (The Germans identified the town as Manchester, one of the world’s largest cotton textile centers, which they said was heavily attacked f -• the second successive night.) A “considerable number’’ of heavy caliber high explosive bombs and in cendiaries were showered on this towr, and, the British announced, three hospitals, two air raid shelters, numerous houses, shops and a church either were damaged op de stroyed. Thirteen persons were believed killed by a 'bomb which hit the ad ministration building of one hospital,! at least seven were killed In a de-j mollshed tavern and a group of fire men were killed while fighting a fire started by- the raiders. Many per sons were, left homeless and were br ing fed a. communal , kitchens. .But despite these scars of war, everywhere Britons tried to make the best of this Christmas. Dimly-lighted trains sped through the night, well-filled with late shop pers laden with Christmas packages. The streets were crowded too, with those hurrying home or pleasure bent to. Christmas Eve parties. : Although there appeared no need to go to air raid shelters many regu lars, possibly from long habit, re paired to them as usual. As In prt vate homes, there were Christmas tree i In these underground refuges. Unpleasant News Is Barred From Page One LANSING, Mich., Dec. 24.—-(IP)— Headline stories of war, crime and other "unpleasant news’* was rele gated to inside pages today in the Lansing State Journal’s final edition. A statement said that Christmas eve readers would be spared such news so that stories depicting the holiday spirit and hopes of humani ty for peace might “have their inn ing on page one.” On the front, page were 15 Christ mas stories and a picture of a choir. i many! MANY MANY THANKS I For your thoughtfufueee to this institution. It it our lactotire to ttrivo for greater tbitgt tod inspiree ut to greet you tt tide g(td Christmastime with t gruu ine mteetge of good cheer. O'Crowley's .J To Our FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS You have made our Christ mas merry—We wish for you in the New Year the suc cess you have so generous ly given us in the year now closing. Lewis Fnrniiiire Co. 601 N. Fourth SL ■' - is with true appreciation of — th® fine patronage that you have extended us in the past year that we pause at this glad time bf the year to express our sincere good wishes for a most enjoyable Christmas and a sue cessful New Year. Sam Berger's Department Store North Fourth Street AND GOOD WISHES FOR THE NEW YEAR We welcome an oppor tunity to thank you for that measure of good will and confidence we enjoy from you. From this priceless asset—the good will of all we serve and those who serve us —we hope to draw in spiration for continued effort and for greater achievement in the years to come. We are happy if we have been of service to you, and trust that we may continue to merit your friendship and pa tronage. MAY YOUR EVERY WISH BE FULFILLED HUGH M«RAE & CO. Cordial Weroe Risen Waitin' l/on A Mewty GUsu&tmal jjO>i a Qneai Many l/eaM And we haven't seen the time yet that it didn’t give us a pleasant experience. Each year we are more ap preciative of the friend ships and patronage that has been ours. Each Yule tide season has found us more determined to serve you better during the com ing year. This year is no exception. We are truly grateful and fully aware of your part in the progress of this organi zation. We value your con tinued good-will and trust that we may merit it for many more years to come. TIDE WATER POWER (0.