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The Wilmington morning star. [volume] (Wilmington, N.C.) 1909-1990, August 11, 1943, FINAL EDITION, Image 2

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Soldier Demoted In Rank,
Restricted To Base,
For Violations
Two ghipward worker* have
been ordered to surrender large
blocks of gasoline ration coupons
that will prevent operation of their
cars for months to come, but one
local soldier has been court-mar
tialed, forced to give up his stripes
and the attendent $16.25 per month
in salary, deprived of an A cou
pon, restricted to base, and sub
mitted to temporary disgrace for
violation of OPA driving regula
tions, the gasoline panel of the
Ration board revealed Tuesday
The first shipyard employe, a
resident of Maffitt Village, has
been convicted of speeding on two
separate occasions, once at 85
miles an hour; and again at 75
miles per hour. Having refused
consistently to appear before the
panel, the three-member board
fined him, at their meeting Tues
day, his entire gasoline ration al
lotment for 18 months, or until
February, 1945.
The second worker, also a resi
dent of Maffitt Village, was con
victed of speeding in June. Ig
noring the order of the panel to
appear several weeks in succes
sion, he was brought into the meet
ing Tuesday by officers to receive
the edict: ‘‘No gasoline until Feb
ruary 22, 1944.” Indicating that
he intended to sell his automo
bile, the offender was told that
the purchaser of the vehicle like
wise would be unable to procure
gasoline until the date mentioned.
Ration board officials exacted
one coupon from the soldier,
charged with speeding 50 miles per
hour. However, the board took
cognizance of the severe penalty
inflicted by the military court for
his violation of the civilian OPA
“We want to impress on the pub
lic that soldiers are not getting
by with OPA violations. This is
an example of the way Camp Dav
is authorities are cooperating with
our attempt to enforce that law.
No civilian yet has been subjected
to such a penalty as the soldier
in this instance,” O. H. Shoemak
er chairman of the Ration board,
Nine individuals were penalized
by the group for traveling at rates
of speed varying from 50 to 775
miles an hour. One motorist re
ceived a warning.
“Conservation of rubber and
gasoline constitute but two rea
sons for the mileage rationing
program. What may prove to
be more important is the conser
vation of trucks and automobiles,”
added in presenting these facts on
the conservation program: Pas
senger cars provide 80 per cent
of all war workers with their trans
portation; no new passenger cars
have been btilt since February,
1942, and it is expected that none
will be built for the duration;
only 132,000 new passenger cars
remain for rationing; cars are be
ing worn out at a rapid rate, and
at the end of 1943 there will be
no more than 25.4 million cars in
operation; only through mileage
control may the old cars be kept
on the road; production of trucks
for essential civilian use, although
not completely stopped, is very
low (60,000 remain on the stock
pile for rationing by WPB.)
LONDON, Aug. 10 — OP) — The
German radio reported today in
a broadcast recorded here by Reu
ters a Berlin announcement that
conversations were proceeding
with Italy.
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Red Cross Aiding State
With Problems Of Army
Acting as a medium of commu
nication between the people of
North Carolina and their men in
the Army and Navy, Red Cross
chapters in this state are helping
to solve war - created problems
which inevitably arise when men
are serving in distant places. Be
cause this obligation, imposed on
the Red Cross by Congressional
charter, takes the Red Cross work
er into the home, it goes by the
name of "Home Service.”
In North Carolina, 76 of the
state’s 120 chapters reported a to
tal of 42,953 cases involving serv
ice men and their families during
the fiscal year ending March 31.
This service was what General
George C. Marshall, Army chief
of staff, meant when he said:)
I “When you locate for a soldier
his family with whom he has lost
contact; when alone or in cooper
ation with other agencies you help
tide a soldier’s family over a fi
nancial emergency, or help
straighten out any other of the
great variety of tangles that hu
man beings seem unable to avoid,
you are helping to maintain mo
rale on the home front . . . and
with the Army in the field.”
Red Cross Home Service per
forms two morale-building func
tions: “It makes a man a better
soldier by relieving him of anxiety
about his home; and it keeps the
home front secure and stable in
the miast of war’s emergencies.
Home Service is as varied as
are the needs of the homes it
serves. In general it does the fol
1. Assists with communications
between servicemen and their fam
ilies with inquiries in regard to
their welfare.
2. Secures information concern
ing benefits, such as family al
lowances, insurance and pensions
available through legislation to
servicemen, ex-servicemen, and
their dependents.
3. Obtains social histories need
ed for the proper treatment of
servicemen in camps or hospitals;
secures reports on home condi
tions when emergency furloughs
or discharges are considered.
4. Aids the serviceman’s fam
ily, as it does the serviceman him
self, with loans or grants, as the
case merits; acquaints the family
with other specialized welfare fa
cilities available to it.
When the serviceman’s family
has a problem, home service is
there to help solve it, often with
timely advice and sympathetic un
derstanding, for money is not al
ways the need presented to the
Red Cross. While professional
workers are employed in m a n y
chapters, the majority of Home
Service workers are volunteers,
chosen for their tact, understand
ing, and experience.
A soldier’s wife has had no word
from her husband overseas in
many months; a serviceman’s
mother seeks information about
her son reported gravely ill at a
distant training camp; a sailor’s
wife, who cannct reach her hus
band through normal communica
tion channels, wants him notified
quickly of the birth of his first
son; a serviceman’s widow needs
assistance in applying for the bene
fits due her; aged parents, whose
sailor son has been reported miss
ing, ask help in securing a fam
ily allowance—these are only a
few of the situations in which the
Red Cross steps in to offer the
services of its chapters.
In addition, there is the Red
Cross Inquiry Service through
which more than 4,710 North Car
olinians exchanged messages with
relatives in occupied countries,
prisoners of war, or interned ci
The price of American victories
abroad is evident in the increase
in assistance given to ex-service
men and their dependents, includ
ing some veterans from the last
war. Forty-seven North Carolina
chapters reported 2,738 ex-service
cases in the fiscal yedr. This num
ber will be multiplied many times
as the war progresses and men
are discharged for disabilities.
Funeral services for Samuel W.
Rowan will be conducted at 4
o’clock Wednesday afternoon from
the home, 410 Queen street, by the
Rev. John F. Warren and the Rev.
James Lee. Interment will be in
Bellevue cemetery with graveside
ceremonies in charge of the Red
Active pallbearers will be D. E.
Murray, R. L. Lewis, Joseph Bar
barie, W. M. Blanton, Charles Far
row, and W. M. Cole.
The 68-year-old filling station
operator died of a heart attack
enroute to James Walker Memo
rial hospital at il o'clock Sunday
He was a member of Southside
Baptist church and Efyota Tribe
No. 5, Improved Order of Red Men.
Surviving are the widow, and
five sons, Charles L., S. W., Jr.,
and A. H. Rowan, of Wilmington,
C. W. Rowan, of Carolina Beach,
and L. C. Rowan, U. S. Army,
West Palm Beach, Fla., and four
Mrs. J. P. Wiison, 05, of Wil
mington, died at 3 o’clock Tues
day morning at Rex hospital, in
Raleigh, of a heart attack follow
ing an operation two weeks ago.
She is survived by two daugh
ters, Mrs. H. S. Key, of Wilming
ton, Mrs. G. E. Baucom, of Ra
leigh; two sons, J. P. Wilson and
R. O. Wilson, of Wilmington;
three brothers, Tom Orrell, Nor
wood Orrell, and Louis Orrell, of
Wilmington; and three grandchil
Funeral services will be con
ducted from the chapel of Andrews
mortuary at 3:30 p. m. Wednes
day by the Rev. Andrew J. Howell.
Interment will be in Oakdale
Mrs. Sarah Victoria Stanley, 69,
died at her residence, 208 Wood
row Place, at 1:45 o’clock Monday
morning after a brief illness.
She is survived by two daugh
ters, Mrs. Ella Lee Chadwick of
Wilmington, and Mrs. Alice Nich*
ols, of Southport; two sons, Earn
est M. Stanley, of Wilmington, and
Goley Stanley, of Southport; one
sister, Mrs. A. W. Sellers, of South
port; one brother, Sam Marlow,
of Mayport, Fla.; 22 grandchil
dren and four great grandchil
Funeral services were held
from 208 Woodrow Place, at 1
o’clock Tuesday afternoon with the
Rev. R. S. Harrison, of South
port, in charge. Burial followed
at Northwood cemetery, South
Lest rites for Louis H. Vollers
were held at 10 o’clock Tuesday
morning at Yopp funeral home,
conducted by die Rev. W. C.
Frances and the Rev. H. S. Strick
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(Continued from Page One)
tions of the county indicate that
that all areas responded efficient
“The control room was fully
staffed. CD volunteers in all the
various categories were on the Job
a few minutes after the Yellow
alert was given.”
He commended the work of
Assistant Commander C. M. Kelly
of Carolina beach in directing the
drill at the beach resort and cau
tioned all civilian defense person
' nel to have the OCD pennants, re
cently adopted to designate OCD
automobiles, in the event of an
other practice blackout.
The drill here was carried out
under the light of a full moon,
which effectively illuminated the
Cape Fear river and made build
ings over town readily discern
land. Interment was at Point Cas
well in Pender county.
Active pallbearers were L. F.
Middleton, W. B. Mintz, Keysler
MacPhail, Jack Borden, Bill Beas
ley, and Eugene Bryant.
Honorary pallbearers were
members of the Bible class of the
Winter Park Baptist church.
Mr. Vollers, 83, died at his home
in Winter Park at 6:30 o’clock
Sunday night after a long illness.
Mr, Vollers, a retired building
contractor, is survived by one
daughter, Mrs. Lela Chason, a
son, John C. Volftrs, two sisters,
Mrs. G. M. Kelly, Atkinson, and
Mrs. Rodney Woodcock, Wilming
ton; one brother, Scott Vollers,
Wilmington; two grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Clarence J.
LeGrand, who died at his home
in Greenville, S. C., Tuesday, will
be conducted at 116 South Fourth
street here at 6 p. m. Wednesday
by the Rev. Mortimer Glover,
rector of St. James Episcopal
Interment will be in Oakdale
Active pallbearers will be Bern
ard O’Neill, Winder J. Hughes,
Stone Pullian, Adair McKoy, Jr.,
J. 0. Dunn and W. T. Benton.
Honorary pallbearers will in
clude Jimmie Hughes, George
Thomas, R. A. Parsley, Dr. J. B.
Cranmer and Adair McKoy, Sr.
He is survived by four sister3,
Miss Meta LeGrand, Miss Theo
dore LeGrand and Mrs. Charles C.
Metz, all of Wilmington, and Mrs.
O. P. Mills of Greenville, S. C.
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(Continued from Page One)
torn against this highway key
Through damage done to roads,
the city already has been almost
eliminated as a communications
junction, but powerful German de
fenses erected there are consider
ed still capable of presenting
strong resistance to attacking in
It has been disclosed that Gen.
Schatel heads the German 14th
corps, composed of something ov
er three divisions, which has been
engaged in Sicily.
Apparently the enemy has made
up his mind to spend his bolt for
after days of careful husbanding
of supplies he is expending huge
quantities of dynamite in blowing
down the mountainsides, snuffing
out miles of twisting roads with
avalanches and forcing the Allied
soldiers to drag their guns and
heavy equipment along long and
painful detours to catch up with
their back-pedaling foe.
This is slowing up but not stop
ping the Allied rush toward Italy.
Standing off the converging north
and east coasts American and
British heavy and light naval un
its continue to rake the enemy’s
exposed shore roads and anchor
points with shellfire.
In the air, fleets of Flying For
tresses, medium bombers, Welling
tons and lighter craft were de
clared to have enforced “absolute
air supremacy,” not only over Si
cily and Messina strait but well up
the toe of Italy, making life mis
erable for the Germans and Ital
ians trying to drive supply trucks
to the front or daring to man sup
ply boats across the strait.
In the central sector British and
American patrols effect a junction
in the mountains of the Cesaro
Bronte area, possibly trapping a
sizeable force of Germans fighting
a bitter rearguard action to pro
tect Randazzo, the valiy hub north
of Mt. Etna.
The British, striking northeast
from Bronte, were last reported
within seven miles of Randazzo,
and the Americans pushing east
from Cesaro were within 10 miles.
(Continued from Page One)
last year’s joint rate of $2.15.
The county board of commission
ers has already adopted the 60
cent tax rate.
The city poll tax will remain at
$2. City Manager Nichols said.
Immediately after recessing the
meeting Wednesday, members of
the council will join with other
city representatives in attending
the annual meeting ofjthe North
Carolina League of Municipalities
in Raleigh.
Negroes Are Arrested
For Burglary Activity
Two Negro youths were arrest
ed by deputies of the sheriff’s
department Monday night shortly
after they had burglarized the
home of E. L. Crump in Winter
Articles stolen by the two in
cluded a woman’s diamond ring,
an automatic pistol and a dime
bank. The deputies recovered the
ring and the pistol.
The two Negroes were indenti
fied as Elmer Davis, 15, of 605'
Scuth Twelfth street, and Andrew
Belin, 19.
Davis was turnend over to
juvenile authorities and Belin was
held for trial in the county court.
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