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Stalin Avers
Nazi Summer
fusli Smashed
,psiians Advance Three
fd Five Miles I o 1 lght
en Vise On Orel
praises generals
Dussian Chief Says Nazis
Have Lost 70,000 Men
In The Campaign
LONDON. July 24. —W— The
„L vise on Orel squeezed
X tonight with gains of three
f ve miles from the south as
iliCr Joseph Stalin announced
■ , rnrmanVs abortive summer
'I . was smashed complete
0 -l loss of 70,000 of the
he Nazis had hurl
faMinst the Red Army begin
njflg July u
"After S'.aim had congratulated
Y; ^nerals lor proving m the
A/vear of war that German
aimme'r offensives are not auto
jnatically successful, a special
P-cijn communique announced
I: Soviet troops in their own
njn<r counteroffensive had cap
A-ed a number of villages outside
oA including Zmievka. 14 miles
of the Nazi bastion.
Oder Columns Advancing
(Ye: Red Army columns were
rer:.-;ed smashing at the Gei
less than nine miles north
er of Orel and eight miles on
the east. .
The communique emphasized the
premier’s statement by announc
ing that in the Belgorod direction,
f'cuth of the Orel sector, the new
frve-dav offensive of the Russians
there had “completely restored
positions which they occupied be
fore the offensive of the German
Fascist troops began.”
The special war bulletin, broad
cast by the Moscow radio and
recorded here by the Soviet moni- j
tor, called lighting in the south- j
in the Donets basin, in the area
south of Izyum and southwest of
Voroshilovgrad — engagements of
“local importance”. Positions
southwest of Krasnodar in the
Caucasus have been improved, i
Wreck Equipment
On all fronts yesterday Russian:
continued to wreck Gerr an equip
monte including 43 / tanks and 94
In the third year of war. the
Bed Army 'or the first time has
withstood and then rolled back
I the tide of German summer eon
" guest, and thus Stalin said, “the
legend that the Germans always
are successful in their summer of
(Continued on Page Two; Col. 4)
Wilmington Banks Issue
Statement Against ‘Re
treat Of Dollars’
Wilmington's banks, issuing
agents of War bonds and stamps,
condemned Saturday the cashing
In of bonds except in extreme em
ergency cases, declaring the prac
t’.ce is the “equivalent of taking
'’'"(I, clothing, ammunition and
clber badly needed equipment
from our men in uniform.”
It would be far better not to
bonds than to buv and on
surrender them for cash, both up
c 1 .'",s adding tremendously to
ccct of fighting the war, with
benfieio] gains,” it was
Pointed out.
I'etUiing that ‘‘should our fight
, ' Bfn retr^sy without good
thei" Quitters,” the
- "O.-, agents asked "what
Qtiniinued on Page Three; Col. 4)
_ Marauders Wing Over Rome
A flight of Martin Marauders w ings over Rome, their bavs full
of bombs which shortly fell on Ciampino airfield. Smoke from fires
set by the Flying Fortress attack on San Lorenzo railway yards is
faintly visible beneath the tail of the foreground plane (upper right).
This Northwest African Air Force picture was transmitted from
Algiers via Signal Corps radiophoto.
Cab Driver Killed Here
In Argument Over Fare
Shotgun Blast Takes Life
Of Milton Jackson On
Lake Village Street
An argument over an alleged
j ten-cent overcharge in taxi fare
' yesterday resulted in the shotgun
death of a 19-year.old cab driver
. here, and Joseph Dewey Hinson,
j i 26. young shipyard worker is in
’: jail without privilege of bond for
' the shooting.
s Milton Buster Jackson, Jr., na
tive" of Wilmington and employe of
i the Coastal and Victory Cab Com
pany. died almost instantly when
a 12-guage shotgun blast ripped
I into his chest following the argu
ment in front of Hinson’s home at
41 Terrace walk, Lake Village.
Investigating Officers E. B. Mur
ray, E. J. Hale and H. E. Fales
said the shooting occurred about
2:40 p. m., and that when they ar
rived on the scene shortly there
after. Jackson was found dead,
lying across the death weapon.
Murray quoted Hinson as say
ing that he caught the taxi, driv
en by Jackson, at Second and
Market streets, and when they ar
rived at Hinson’s home, the 75.
cent fare was requested by Jack
son. An argument arose, with
Hinson asserting that there was a
ten-cent overcharge on the fare,
and, according to Hinson, Jackson
secured a large jack from the back
of his cab and threatened him.
At that point, according to wit
nesses, Hinson entered his home
and returned with the shotgun, and
ordered Jackson to leave. Jack
son hurled the jack at Hinson,
hitting him on the right leg, and
continued advancing until he was
shot down at very close range.
Even after being shot, Jackson
grabbed the gun and took it from
Hinson but died a few seconds lat
er' and fell on the gun, officers
Runs Down Street
Hinson immediately started run
ning down the street, but was
stopped by a neighbor, W. B.
Jackson (no relation to the dead
man) of 714 Greenfield Street. Hin
son is said to have asserted that
he was going to surrender at po
lice headquarters. Jackson then
! (Continued oil Page Two; Col. 3 )
Tobacco Producers Vote
Three-Year Crop Control
erf,!^TA’ July 24.—(IP!—Grow
£jv , hue-cured tobacco in the
Vo,, .alp southern belt apparently
'tdo'ai0Ver'v'''e^mingly {n favor of
yl ‘ cr°P control for a three
t!av i’eriocl in a referendum to
V;aV cjP‘ *n Georgia the margin
li?e of partial returns
of rnt ,Georg!a' the vote in favor
'Sf . 1 .“Ping the program was 3,
th 'Yi. ' 31 against. With a two
ej[( .vot« equired to make the
Of ‘s.'°n effective, the favorable
o-o, ”'a vntes were only a shade
«per cent.
hit c!os,jness was not appar
oL ‘r®m incomplete returns in
lit-V'a*es’ f-Pwever, North Caro
"" tartners giving a tremendous
majority on a heavier vote. In
that state the vote was 882 for a
one year extension, 32,908 for a
three year extension, and 2,261
against the program. Other states
were running in practically the
same proporlion as North Caro
In the last cotton control refer
endum, carried by the south as a
whole, Georgia planters failed to
give tne plan the two-thirds vote.
The tobacco vote by states:
Georgia: For one year, —; for
three years, 3.790: against, 2.091.
Florida: For one year, 184; for
three years, 2.073; against, 381.
(Continued on Page Seven; Col. 6)
Ceiling Prices Set
For Flue-Cured Weed
WASHINGTON, July 24—Iff)—
A new ceiling on prices of flue
cured tobacco, said by officials
“to be in line” with last year’s
prices, was set today by vhe
Office of Price Administration.
The new ceiling specified a
“maximum weighted average
purchase price” of S41 per
hundred pounds. The actual
market average last year, com
puted on a slightly different
basis, was S38.75.
Today’s order applied to
prices paid at tobacco auctions
but a separate part of the or
der prescribed for the first
time a maximum of $5 per
hundred pounds for farm
scrap from the leaves of flue
cured tobacco. Auction scrap
remains exempt from price
Officials said the “weighted
average” was determined by
averaging all purchases made
by a single buyer during the
entire season, without regard
to grades or localities.
TOTAL $5,910,604
School Lands, Buildings
And Equipment Top Or
rell’s Annual Report
New Hanover,county’s assets for
the fiscal year ending _ June oO
total $5,910,604.35, according to the
report of County Auditor J. A.
Orrell, who said Saturday the
land buildings and equipment of
the county schools, amounting o
$2,886,363.63, topped the list of as
A surplus of $3,857,934.99 was re
norted, and outstanding among the
liabilities are school bonds amount
ing to $1,143,001 and other bonds
totalling $136,000, Mr. Orrell said
Other outstanding assets of the
county include half interest m
Tames Walker Memorial hospital,
tins to
house and land, $347,201.54, re
(Continued on Page Seven; Col. 3)
No change in temperature Sunday.
WASHINGTON. July 24.—(JP) Weather
bureau report of temperature and rain
*aU> the 24 hour, endrng 8^ P. m.^
Station^ _ 6Q 000
Asheville - . 72 n no
Birmingham - 9- 64 0;00
Boston - 70 n .00
Cleveland - |5 62 0.00
Detroit - __ q qq
Kansas*0 city 99 81 o'.OO
Kansas ^1 y o .00
Louisville0 - 89 86 0.00
Mobile - 96 18 0.00
New Orleans - 98 80 0.17
New York - 87 69 0.00
Norfolk _ 83 65 0.00
St. Louis - 87 68 0.00
Washington - 88 66 0.00
Wilmington - 86 74 0.00
Navy Reveals
Joint Sea-Air
Raid On Kiska
Latest Bulletin Indicates
Heavy Battering Of Jap
anese Garrison
Allied Bombers Continue
Blows Against Vital
Pacific Bases
WASHINGTON, July 24. — UP)—
In a communique containing fresh
evidence that the hour of doom
is rapidly nearing for 10,000 Ja
panese troops holding Kiska island,
the Navy disclosed today that the
Thursday assault against the in
vader’s Aleutians outpost was a
joint sea and air operation.
The latest war bulletin on the
action suggested that the Japan
ese probably took a heavier beat
ing on Kiska that day than ever
before in the 13 and a half months
they have held that bleak and
rocky island.
Starts With Air Raid
The attack started with an air
raid by Army four engine Libera
tor bombers, Mitchell twin engine
medium bombers and swift Light
ning and War Hawk fighters. These
planes heavily bombed and strafed
Japanese coastal batteries, anti
aircraft positions and building
This first air attack was follow
ed immediately by the naval bom
bardment in which heavy and light
guns of the U. S. Pacific fleet
poured tons of steel and explo
sives upon the same targets. Then
the aerial squadrons returned to
the scene and mopped up.
The communique reported, with
what was regarded here as great
conservatism, that these terrific
air and surface onslaughts start
ed numerous fires and observers
of the attacks saw at least one ter
rific explosion. The attacking
groups included American War
Hawks piloted by flyers of the
Royal Canadian Air Force.
The Japanese fired back with
coastal batteries and anti-aircraft
(Continued on Page Two; Col. 2)
Pontiff Does Not Believe
Pilots Intended To Dam
age Holy Places
LONDON. July 24. —fiP)— The
Vatican radio, in a German lan
guage broadcast beamed to Ger
many, tonight branded as “en
tirely unfounded’ German and Ital
ian news agencies reports that
Pope Pius XII had protested to
President Roosevelt over Monday’s
bombing of Rome, and also said
that the pontiff did not believe
that American pilots intentionally
set out to damage holy places.
The broadcast, which emphasiz
ed that the pontiff is impartial in
the war, denied the Axis state
ments that after the raid the Pope
called to the Vatican U. S. Charge
D’Affairs Harold H. Tittman, Jr.
A partial text as recorded by
the Associated Press:
“Reports put out by DNB (Ger
man official new* agency, accord
ing to which the Pope had made
a personal protest to President
Roosevelt about the bombing of
Rome, as well as a report that
United States Charge D’Affairs
Mr. Tittman had been called to
the Vatican on the evening of the
day the bombing took place, are
both entirely unfounded.
“As the holy father’s movements
after the bombing of Rome have
been subject to many incorrect
it is necessary to recall what had
(Continued on Page Two; Col. 1)
Annihilate Axis Armies In
All Of Sicily Except
Northeast Corner
Reuters Reports Allied
Fighters Have Entered
Trapani Naval Base
July 24.—(IP)—Allied troops
in 14 breath-taking days have
annihilated axis armies in all
of Sicily except the north
east corner—trapping 110,000
enemy soldiers—and converg
ing a shattering land, sea
and air attack on the last en
emy bastion, the Mt. Etna
American troops seized
Marsala in the lightning mop
up of the western part Of the
island, headquarters an
nounced today, and it was the
official estimate that 50,000
more prisoners would be add
ed to the 60,000 already in
allied hands. Americans cap
tured 40,000 of this first 60,
(Reuters reported allied troops
had entered Trapani, the last ma_
jor city in western Sicily, today.
The naval base, hall way between
Marsala and Palermo, had been
expected to fall at any moment
as it was cut off from aid. The
deep water harbor will provide
excellent facilities to speed un
loading of American supplies and
cut off the main home base from
which axis submarines have been
operating in the Sicilian Strait.)
Stab Nazi Flank
The formidable British Eighth
army still is battering at furious
German resistance around Cata
nia, while Canadian troops are
stabbing at the Nazi flank by land
and allied warships ranging the
coast hammered the axis positions
from the sea in unceasing bom
American armor and motorized
infantry meanwhile has cut the
vital north post road at a point
officially described as “well east
of Palermo”—and therefore much
nearer Messina—and they are ob
viously in position to strike via
the back door of this final axis
stand in all Sicily.
(A Berlin broadcast describing
a clash with the Americans at
Termini on the north coast, indi
cated that the Seventh army had
advanced at least 18 miles east
of Palermo. Other clashes were
reported with Americans and Ca
nadians in the neighborhood of
Leonforte, about 37 miles west of
Thus were the remnants of the
Italian and German Sicilian ar
mies being hemmed in by land
and sea.
Occupy Airbases
All the splendid system of 10
major airbases on the island was
either occupied by the allies or
completely neutralized. Allied
planes beat in wave upon wave
upon the enemy.
“A rapidly diminishing portion
of the island is all that remains
to the axis,” today’s allied com
munique declared.
But this section, from Catania
past Mt. Etna to Messina at the
northeast tip of Sicily, was being
stubbornly defended and “south of
Catania the Germans are fiercely
resisting the Eighth Army’s pres
sure,” the Bulletin said.
(Alfred Wagg of NBC, aboard
Continued on Page Fifteen; Col. 8)
Reynolds Accepts Post
Of Recreation Director
Jesse A. Reynolds, of Richmond,
Va., has accepted the position as
director of recreation for Wilming
ton, City Manager A. C. Nichols
announced Saturday.
His job will be to direct the rec
reation program of the city, for
which the city council has provid
ed $16,000 in the new budget. Mr.
Nichols said it is hoped that sup
plementary funds may be secured
through the Lanliam Act funds.
Mr. Reynolds was graduated
from North Dakota State college in
1930 and the National Recreation
school in New York in 1931. For
two years he was Boys' Work su
pervisor for the Church of All Na
tions, N. Y., and for two years
until 1934 he was recreational di
rector and assistant superintend
ent of Albany Home for Children,
Albany, N. Y. In the winter of
1934 he was recreation planner for
Elmira Reformatory, Elmira, N.
Y„ and for the next year and one
half Mr. Reynolds was Boys’ Work
director ’at the Council Neighbor
hood House, Richmond, Va.
For five years, from 1936 to 1941,
he was director of recreation for
the WPA recreation program for
the State of Virginia. In the next
two years he was superintendent of
recreation in Richmond, and comes
to Wilmington from that position.
L *
English, Greek Planes
Widen Raids On Crete
CAIRO, July 24.—(#■)—Brit
ish and Greek warplanes, more
than 100 strong, widened their
attacks on the invasion step
ping-stone island of Crete iu a
bold daylight assault yester
day, blasting German encamp
ments, gun positions, ammuni
tion dumps and wireless sta
tions iu addition to the usual
pounding* of airfields.
Seventeen Allied planes were
lost in what was officially de
scribed as ‘a large-scale of
fensive operation.”
(The scope of the attack, one
of the biggest ever made on
Crete, indicated that it might
be the start of a softening-up
campaign as prelude to inva
RAF and Hellenic Air Force
Hurricanes, Beaufighters and
Baltimores hammered targets
throughout the Nazi-occupied
island, which lies off the
southern tip of Greece, with
Greek fliers taking part in
their first major operation
against the enemy on their na
tive soil.
(A Berlin broadcast said the
raid was “obviously made for
the main purpose of probing
Axis lefenses in Crete.” The
Germans asserted 10 attacking
planes were shot down by anti
aircraft fire and many more
damaged and said the raid was
A Middle East headquarters
communique said the raiders
bombed and machine-gunned
factories engaged in Nazi war
production and strafed enemy
trucks on the roads. Several
German staff cars were shot
While the Hellenic Air
Force carried out its biggest
vengeance mission to date.
(Continued on Page Two; Col. 3 )
Three Killed, Six Hurt
In A. C. L. Train Wreck
Section Of Streamliner
Plows Into Observation
Car At Pass Track
The pullman coach section of the
Atlantic Coast Line streamliner,
Tamiami Champion, plowed into
the observation car of the forward
section at a pass track one mile
north of here today, killing three
passengers and injuring six.
The dead:
Sgt. James H. Ledford, Kersey,
Colo.; Charles Chester Foley, a
soldier of Pittsfield, Mass.; and
Mrs. William E. Lucas, the wife
of a soldier believed stationed in
Charleston, S. C.
The bodies of Foley and the
woman were taken from the
a woman, about 20, who had not
been identified tonight.
The injured were listed in hos
pital records as:
J. M. Hanberry, Florence, S. C.;
Virginia Dorothy Kass, Richmond,
Va.; Albert Ross, Paterson, N. J.;
Lt. James Smith of Camp Van
Dorn, Miss.; Paul Neviol, a sailor,
Huntington Rd., Chester, Mass.,
and Mrs. J. W. Sandor, Norfolk,
Both trains were en route from
New York to Miami, Fla. The
forward section, composed- of day
coaches, was at a switch of the
pass track when the pullman sec
tion crashed into it from the rear.
None of the cars were derailed.
Officials of the railway came
here and tonight were investigat
(Continued on Page Seven; Col. 6)
F. R. Promises To Reopen
Wage Demands Of West
Coast Workers
LOS ANGELES, July 24.—fJP)—
The Brotherhood of Railway Train
men called off a scheduled strike
of operating employes on the Paci
fic Electric Interurban Lines today
on the promise of President Roose
velt that the whole issue of the
union’s wage increase demands
will be reopened.
The walkout, which would have
tied up an extensive electric rail
road and motor bus system serv
ing a vast region of diversified
war industries in southern Cali,
mornia, was cancelled after Alex
ander F. Whitney, international
brotherhood president, had tele
phoned local officials that he had
the personal assurance of the pres
ident that a committee will be
named to study the union’s wage
demand anew.
William P. Nutter, president of
the local grievance committee,
expressed satisfaction that a tie
up of the Pacific Electric-had been
averted, and voiced gratitude “to
the President and those who have
been sympathetic with us in our
endeavors to effect a fair settle
President Roosevelt told Whit
ney, Nutter said, that Fred M.
Vinson, economic stabilization di
rector, will name a committee of
(Continued on Page Two; Col. 3 )
Rail Union Authorizes
Withdrawal Of Pledge
DETROIT, July 24—(If)—Pres
ident E. E. Milliman of the
Railroad Brotherhood Mainte
nance of Way (AFL) was ru
thorized by the union today to
withdraw its no-strike pledge
to President Roosevelt any
time he deems fit.
The authorization was given
at the concluding session of
the week-long convention of
500 delegates in a resolution
empowering Milliman to order
“whatever further action” ne
cessary to enforce wage in
crease demands.
Originally, the union de
manded a 20 cents an hour
increase. An eight cents an
hour award from a special
railway labor panel was de
nied by Fred M. Vinson, direc
tor of economic stabilization.
Predicts Renomination Un
less War Is Ended In
Next Few Months
WASHINGTON, July 24.—(.1?)—
Senator Hatch (D-NM) predicted
today that President Roosevelt will
be the democratic party’s nominee
for a fourth term unless the war
ends and peace negotiations are
concluded in the next few months
—a series of events he regards as
Thus adding his name to the list
of legislators who have come to
regard the President's renomina
tion as almost inevitable, Hatch
told an interviewer:
“If we are in the midst of war,
or even in the midst of peace con
ferences, the democratic party
cannot and will not nominate any
body but Roosevelt, under those
circumstances I would support the
President for a fourth term.”
This latest pronouncement for a
fourth term was coincidental with
another development generally in
terpreted as having political im.
At Detroit, Vice President Wal
lace told reporters that he intends
to spend the time he formerly de
voted to the Board of Economic
(Continued on Page Two; Col. 2)
Fortresses Leave U-Boat
Base Mass Of Exploding
Bombs, Big Fires
Seventeen Nazi Craft De
stroyed In First U. S.
Attack On Norway
LONDON, Sunday, July 25.
—(VP)—In an unprecedented
1,800-mile round trip to the
edge of the Arctic Circle, a
strong force of American Fly
ing Fortresses pounded
Trondheim in Norway by day
light yesterday, leaving that
big German U-boat base a
raging mass of exploding
bombs, flaming oil tanks and
black smoke which mush
roomed up several thousand
The attack, announced early
today in a U. S. Army head
quarters communique, was
the first American one on
Norway, and one Fortress
formation also smashed an
aluminum plant at Heroya in
southern Norway.
A French colonel who rode to
Heroya said the factory there went
“poof” after the American preci
sion airmen had planted their
bombs on it. This formation made
a 1.200-mile roundtrip to reach its
Results Good
The communique said bombing
results were “good at both tar
Seventeen German fighters were
destroyed by the Americans.
One American bomber failed to
return out of the big force used
in the operation. It landed in Swe
den safely and its crew of 10 was
The returning flyers were prac
tically unscathed after catching
Nazi defenses off guard.
Photographs of the damage at
Trondheim, called the German
“Gibraltar of the north,” confirm
ed that submarine repair shops,
docks and other naval installations
were heavily damaged by many
thousands of pounds of high ex
plosives, a jubilant intelligence of
ficer said.
“We really hit it on the button,”
he said, for pictures showed that
not a single bomb was wasted.
Trondheim, sheltered by its
fjord approach, is the lair for
Nazi warships and submarines that
prey on the northern supply route
to Murmansk, ft was the last re
ported haven of Germany’s great
battleship, the Tripitz, and the two
10,000-ton cruisers of the Admiral
Hipper class.
Reluctant To Attack
Returning crews said they en
countered a fair amount of anti
aircraft fire but only about 25
enemy fighters challenged them.
The majority of the German pur
suit planes seemed reluctant to
The longest previous flight by
Britain-based American bombers
were raids on La Pallice and Bor*
deaux U-boat bases, each approxl*
mately 1,400 miles round-trip.
Three formations flew to Nor
way, but one, finding heavy clouds
prevented accurate aiming, return
ing to its base with its bomb
loads in order to avoid indiscri*
minate bombing.
Heroya is within a hundred miles
of the Norweigian capital of Oslo.
The attacks involved round-trip
flights of more than 1,200 miles.
One formation hit the target at
(Continued on Page Two; Col. 4)
New City Budget Shows
Increase Of $262,322.63
The City of Wilmington’s budget
of $1,498,385.09 for the fiscal year
1943-44 shows an increase of $262,
322.63 over last year’s budget, J.
R. Benson, City Clerk, announc
ed Saturday.
At a meeting to be held on Au
gust 18, the City council, which
has already tentatively adopted
the budget, will again consider it
and is expected to pass an ap
propriation resolution for its for
mal adoption.
Chief among the increases in
cluded in this year’s budget are
salaries for employes of the police,
fire, sanitary and trash depart
ments and the highway workers.
Allocated to the police depart
ment will be $165,873, in compari
son to the $141,786.41 received by
that department during the past
year, while the fire department
will receive $173,090 in comparison
to last year’s $129,179.47.
For the highways this year, the
amount has been increased from
$79,611.79 to $128,680, and the sani
tary and trash department will
receive $138,978 instead of last
year’s amount of $119,747.58.
A slight increase has also been
made in appropriations for health
and hospitals for the new yea r,
last year’s amount of $76,630.47
being increased to $79,137.34.
(Continued on Page Three; Col. 5)

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