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MEETS JHIS WEEK Wartime Practices Will Be Discussed At Sessions In Raleigh RALEIGH, June 12.—‘(A’)—The North Carolina Optometric Society will hold its 36th annual conven tion here Wednesday and Thurs day, and the convention theme will center around wartime practices of the optometrist. Business sessions will be he»a Wednesday morning and afternoon, with Mayor Graham A Andrews of Raleigh giving the welcome ad dress at the opening session. Ur. James A. Palmer of Charlotte, president of the society, will re Epond. , Other events on the opening day of the convention will include memorial services for deceased members, to be conducted by Ur. G. C. Hudgens of Raleigh, at the morning session. Major E. D. Peasley of State Selective Service headquarters will give the opening address at the afternoon session. His topic will be “why men are rejected for military service.” Dr. Henry B. Day of Raleigh will speak on “reconditioning faulty or weak color perception in Army and Navy rejectees ” Dr. Palmer will dis cuss “ethics and economics” at 4 o'clock. The convention s annual banquet will be held Wednesday night at 7 o’clock, with Lester Rose, sec ratary of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, as toastmaster. A dance for members and their wives will follow. Thursday's program includes business sessions in the morning and afternoon. Dr. Aubrey Palm er of Charlotte will speak at the morning session, using as his sub ject “what’s new in optometry,” and Dr. Henry Day of Raleigh will discuss “contact lenses and subnormal vision devices.” Dr. Alam Bisanar of Hickory will also speak. The woman's auxiliary of the society, of which Mrs. George E. Bisanar of Hickory is president, will hold sessions Wednesday morning and afternoon, with a luncheon and bridge party as fea tures. FUGITIVES^ SOUGHT IN BLADEN COUNTY (Continued from Page One) ter it had been inspected by a prison guard. Belk and Cutts piled rubbish from the heap on the two while the guards were not look ing. When the truck reached the dump on the eastern edge of Ra leigh, the two prisoners leaped out and brandished knives and an ice pick at Guard Captain Henry Smith and a prisoner-driver. Ordering the guard and driver to get out of the truck, the two drove away. Near the woman’s prison the prisoners abandoned the truck and commandeered Miss Tatum’s car, which was parked at the curb on a main street. They drove away in the direction of Smithfield. At Benson, in Johnson county, Massey and Cromwell released Miss Tatum unharmed. She said they treated her very well, but did not discuss their plans., CURB ONMOSQUITO BREEDING SOUGHT (Continued from Page One) “So if the people don’t want to get bitten by mosquitoes, they had better take the necessary mea tures of preventing their spread,” he cautioned. Dr. Elliot also commented on the typhoid innoculation climes which are being conducted here, saying that while a great many persons had taken advantage of the clinics by receiving the necessary innoculations, there were still many persons who had not had the “shots.” “We want everybody to be in noculated for typhoid fever, either by their own physicians or through our clinics,” he declared. Piles - Gel Relief Now Millions of sufferers in the last 30 years have found a way to get quick relief from the itching and smarting of piles. They use a delightful cooling, soothing and astringent formula — Peterson’s Ointment. No wonder one suffer er writes, “The itching and smart ing were relieved, and I slept all night. Peterson’s Ointment is marvelous.” 35c a box, all drug gists, 60c in tube with applicator. Money back if not delighted. Naval Academy Graduates Discard Hats High in the air go the discarded caps of the 765 members of the graduating class at Annapolis, Maryland, June 9th, after the graduates received their diplomas and commissions as ensigns in the Navy. Scene took place in Dahlgren Hall as the iargest class in the Academy’s history was graduated. U. S. WILL SPEND 106 BILLIONS ON WAR DURING 1943 (Continued from Page One) 20 per cent undar the end of 1942, and inequalities of distribu tion will “aggravate the burden of. consumers.” Meet Requirements Actual war production “in most categories fell short of scheduled production throughout most of 1942,” Nelson said, because the goals were unrealistically high and for other reasons, but in the main production “met the requrrements of our war strategy: and the pros pects for 1943 are for a quantity and a quality of production that will realize to the full the tre mendous potential of American in dustry.” “We have met with some disap pointments and have made some errors in achieving the results,” the letter to Mr. Roosevelt said. “The important point, in my judg ment, is that an unprecedented and, on the whole, a balanced output was achieved. “Today, we are turning out near ly as much material for war, mea sured in dollar value, as we ever produced for our peacetime needs —and we have enough industrial power left over to keep civilian standards of living at a level high er than many of us dared hope for. “This record could not have been achieved in so short a time had we not taken some short cuts, made some compromises, and assumed some risks. “I am personally confident that in the months ahead the produc tive record of American labor, management, agriculture and gov ernment, working together, will fully meet the demands of the armed services in pressing home the attack on every front.” “Formidable” Task The 1943 arms program is a “most formidable” task for in dustry. It was conceded. The build ing and equipping of industrial plants and cantonments, a rela tively easy job, is only 13 per cent of the total instead of 30 per cent as in 1942. But munitions production must jump 125 per cent and in some specific weapons vastly more. War planes, for instance, are to riso 3 1-2 times the output of last year, when 47,694 planes were produc ed. (This does not mean that nearly 167,000 planes will be turned out because production is rated on to tal weight and value. With the pre sent emphasis on heavy bombers and heavier planes of all types, probably between 90,000 and 100, 000 will be built.) Similarly output of spare pro pellers, engines and parts must be 2.7 times the 1942 level; small fighting ships, including destroy er escorts, nearly 4 times; ground signal equipment, over three times. "These categories are obviously the ones in which attainment of the 1943 goal Is likely to present the greatest difficulties,” the sum mary observed. “Their predomin* ance reflects changes in the im portance attached to various cate gories of fighting equipment in the light of the shifting fortunes and strategy of military conflict.” “Substantially greater quanti ties” of nearly all critical mater ials will be chewed up by the war machine this year, it was disclosed —31 per cent more steel; 100 per cent more aluminum; 100 per cent more nitrogen, for explosives; 200 per cent more magnesium; and 450 per cent more Ethyl alcohol, for synthetic rubber and smoke less powder. Virtually all the increased de mands for metals must come from new supply, because the civilian economy has been cut so deeply that “virtually no further diver sion to military production can be expected from this source.” All but about $500,000,000 worth of the construction projects will be finished by the end of this year, although the report warned that s two or three months delay may be expected in completion of nearly all construction jobs because of bottlenecks in production of ma hinery and equipment. The report forecast that addi tional new buildings would be need ed for the aircraft program and for high-octane gasoline. (Since it was prepared, a 20 per cent in crease in high octane plant capa city has been approved.) -V Negro Social Workers Will Meet In Raleigh RALEIGH, June 12.—(AV-The 17th annual public welfare insti tute for Negro social workers of North Carolina will be held at Shaw university June 24-25, Mrs. W. T. Bost, state welfare com missioner, announced today. Appearing on the two-day pro gram will be representatives of private social work agencies and county welfare department in the state; R. L. McMillan, state civilian defense director, and members of the staff of the state board of charities and public wel fare. Jesse O. Thomas, special assist ant to the American Red Cross domestic director, and Inabel Burns Lindsay, acting director of the Howard university social work division, will be among the speakers. -V Saccharine is 300 times as sweet as sugar. It was discovered acci dentally by an American scientist in 1878. DRIVE TO BREAK JAPS’ ALEUTIAN HOLD UNDER WAY (Continued from Page One) ported to be burning their dead or burying them under the snow so their bodies could not be found. Total garrison strength on Attu was believed to be about 2,500 or 3,000. The force on Kiska probably is two or three times that' figure. Kiska is understood to be strongly defended, with shore guns and anti-aircraft weap ons ringing the vulnerable points. Hope for a not too costly conquest of the island, there fore, lies in smashing by air those defenses and supplies which already have been es tablished on the island and in blockading the base by air and sea so that more supplies and defense armament cannot be delivered. DE GAULLE^ GIRAUD REMAIN ESTRANGED (Continued from Page One) until his program is adopted in all or in part, well informed French circles in Algiers were generally optimistic over the pos sibilities that a reconciliation would be effected soon. It is considered certain that Gi raud will accept de Gaulle's pro posal that the minister of war in the new government have at least equal responsibility with the commander in chief of the army and that he will also agree to the removal of a number of officials whom de Gaulle has accused of collaborationist tendencies. NATlOlfsARMED FORCES RECEIVE PRIORITY ON BEEF (Continued from Page One) plies of pork and lamb have been somewhat more plentiful. It also folia’,vs action of the office of price administration increasing ration point values of beef cuts. PARITY REQUESTED BY TOBACCO MEN AH Officers Of South Caro lina Association Re Elected At Meet MYRTLE BEACH, S. C., June 12._UP)—Members of the South Carolina belt warehouse associa tion adopted a resolution at thei annual convention here today ask ing the federal government to nuf South Carolina on a party as to tobacco prices with atl other bright belts. The association also heard an address by Governor Olin D. John ston and at a business session that followed re-elected its offic ers and conducted an open dis cussion of problems of the tobacco industry. , These officers were re-elected; President, W. Wesley Singletary of Lake City; vice president, A. E. Garrett of Fairmont, N. C.; secre tary-treasurer, Lawson Jordan of Mullins. All the directors were re elected except George Myers, Jr., of Chadbourn, N. C., who expects to enter the armed service short ly. Roscoe Coleman of Tabor City, N. C., was elected in Myers’ place. Lieut. Gov. Ransome J. Will iams spoke briefly, after which Brig. Gen. Halmes B. Spring of Myrtle Beach, state director of selective service, introduced Gov ernor Johnston. The governor commended South Carolina farmers for the part they are taking in winning the war and said, “The labor shortage has al most wrecked the farmers of South Carolina. This is not time for loafing. Every able-bodied person should either work or fight.” SHOE BUmTwAVE SWEEPS OVER U. S. (Continued from Page One) for four and one-half months — 11 days longer than stamp 17. Translated into family terms, it means to many parents that the children will have to go through the summer without getting addi tional shoes, if they are to have a new pair with which to start school, or else that papa or mama will have to turn over their No. 18 stamp. The regulations permit transfer of shoe stamps within a family. OP A said the and one-half month period for use of No. 18 is in line with its policy of allowing an average of about three pairs of shoes per person per year. The OPA announcement squelch ed . reports which had circulated widely that the rationing agency would encourage use of stamp 18 to buy white summer shoes. Offi cials made clear there were no plans for an extra stamp with which to buy shoes of the purely summer variety. SIX CIRCUSVLIONS ARE RECAPTURED (Continued from Page One) was Caesar who demonstrated his ability. He crawled under a porch at 1060 Sheridan avenue and Pa trolman Hans Mogensen bent over and looked at the crouching lion. Caesar darted from under the porch, leaped over Mogensen’s back, and climbed to a nearby porch, where he remained until he was captured. -V OLDEST OF KIND Oldest agricultural college in the United States is the Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, in East Lansing. It was noted on recently cap tured specimens of Messer schmitts that no provision was made for jettisoning fuel in case of emergency, although no skill or material was spared to pro vide other safety devices. Shop At The . JEWEL BOX GIFT SHOP Wilmington’s Only Downstairs Store • OIIINAWARE \ • CRYSTALWARE \ • SILVERWARE • PICTURES • BRIC-A-BRAC • GREETING CARDS • PICTURE FRAMES "v • CARD TABLES N. • LUGGAGE X • LAMPS • COLLECTION ITEMS BUY i WAB BONDS FOB ALL GIFTS Farewell For “Memphis Belle” After 25 Bombing Missions The crew of the retired Flying Fortress “Memp his Belle,” watch Lt. Gen. Jacob I. manding general of U. S. Forces in the European theatre, bid farewell to Pilot Roherf ir er?V com" (back to camera) of Asheville, N. C.. as the plane was inactivated at an American bombing*aB England. The plane, with 25 bombing missions of the Axis to its credit, was named fer^nri ln garet Polk of Memphis, Tenn., fiancee of Pilot Morgan. It was retired to return to AmpriL f!? Mar* bond selling tour. (Photo by Radio From London.) " Amerlca » war LAMPEDUSA FALLS TO ALLIED AIRMEN (Continued from Page One) it was air power which once more shattered the occupants into sub mission, and gained experience for bigger things to come. Pantelleria yileded between 10,000 and 15,000 prisoners; the size of Lampedusa’s smaller garrison was not yet determined. All this morning and until late to day relays of American and British bombers, escorted by many types of fighters, raked and blasted the is land which was the last potential danger to Allied shipping convoys crossing the Mediterranean. Blockade Island British naval forces supported the operation as they had done in the reduction of Pantelleria, blockading the island to prevent supplies be ing shipped from Sicily. But Allied planes assumed the major role, smashing Lampedusa’s airfields, patrolling the skies against the possibility of supplies being dropped by parachute, and methodically blasting to bits the coastal and anti-aircraft artillery emplacements. (The Algiers radio reported in a broadcast recorded by the Associat ed Press that 30 enemy planes at tempted to attack an Allied force landing on Lampedusa but were driven off. A similar attark was broken up yesterday at Pantelleria when 50 to 60 German dive-bombers were engaged by American Light ning fighter pilots over the landing parties). Earlier in the day a broadcast Italian communique said Lampedu sa was fighting back heroically in answer to an Allied ultimatm for surrender. There was no confirmation of the ultimatum until the surrender and occupation were announced tonight in a special communique from the headquarters of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. It said: "After 24 hours of inter mittent naval and air bombardment th" island of Lampedusa today sur rendered and is being occupied by our forces.” Begin Siege The mighty air offensive turned on Lampedusa around noontime yesterday when the white flag was hoisted on Pantelleria. and some of the bombers headed there wer de tourd to Lampedusa to begin the 24-hour naval-air siege. American Maurauders were first to turn their attack on Pampedusa, an island seven miles long and two miles wide, located about 80 miles south of Pantelleria. Then other Allied bombers joined in the assault during the afternoon and still others kept up the bom bardment after dark. They hit a large merchant ship in Lampedusa harbor and damaged several smaller craft with large ex plosions: "After the fall of Pantelleria yesterday the northwest African air force turned their attention against the island of Lampedusa,” said a communique issued earlier today by General Elsenhower's headquarters. "The bombing which commenced early in the afternoon continued throughout the night: "During the day's operations. 14 enemy aircraft were destroyed. Three of our aircraft are missing.” Determined (Although it had been regarded as obvious that Lampedusa was bomb ed as soon as Pantelleria fell, the speed with which the Allies moved in to take over the airport base was believed to be evidence of their de termination to carry the assault swiltly and relentlessly against It aly’s main coastal defenses. (In London, unooficial sources ex pressed the belief that Sardinia would be next. They pointed out that although it does not afford a concentrated target for the air and naval battering which caused the smaller islands to give up, it is beyond the defensive range of the Axis unless Italy’s harbored fleet ventures out into action.) Lampdusa is 150 miles south of Sicily and 100 miles west of Malta. It has been cut off for weeks by Allied air and naval control of the surrounding waters. Although Allied air attacks re cently have kept the Axis from us ing Lampedusa’s air base, motor torpedoboats and submarines have used its harbors to menace the Al lied sealane through the Sicilian strait. It was disclosed that the fortifica tions and garrison at Lampedusa did not compare in strength with those at Pantelleria, which capitu lated yesterday in the 20th day of terrifying assault from air and sea. It was officially announced also that not a single soldier when units of the veteran' ' First Army swarmed ^ Pantelleria yesterdav ,< °« atter bomb-dazed garrison had 111 This refuted German Ma, an attack by 50 to 60 \Ws t:'at bombers at the climax . ■ ’ cupation had sunk an s ot.r the * lied troop transport and 13 I0" *J' boats and done serious j several British warships in the landing. Fourteen tacking dive bombers Wer ,te it ed by alert American figi'. 's:r'?' ering the movement. ' er* <#» Estimates of the number , ian prisoners taken on p,p°‘ ^ were placed officially 10,000” while an unoffic. "Sr*f placed the latest bag ,Jt- y fighters at 15,000. There, I believed to have been a r;,’! *1 1 the lot. Three thousand’’,?^1 already, were enroute to 1 '■ join their legion of conirai l,l ready behind Allied blockade,' * I BRANCH POSTOFFICr NEW RIVER, June nil, ization has been received hor'?' Postmaster R, R. Eag£ establishment of a fifth i "’i postoffice at New Rjver fo!‘'a purpose of serving the Camp Lejeune. The new bra will be at the new naval kosm It will be manned by naval m i clerks. FOR SALE 1 USED GAS RANGE Good condition. All white porcelain; oven on right hand ton 3 storage drawers. Price $75.00. Can be seen at MURRAY’S TRANSFER 214 N. Water St. or Phone 5261 NOTICE! Until further notice we will be compelled to discontinue our retail pick-up and delivery laundry service. Circumstances beyond our control ha\e caus ed us to discontinue this service. 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