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CIGARETTE DRIVE OTImingtonians May Di rect Free Smokes To Friends Overseas Wilmingtonians having friends In the service overseas or in hos tile waters may direct free ciga rettes to them through the James A. Manley Post 2573. Veterans of Foreign Wars, merely by inform ing the post of the full address of the service man or woman. In order to procure the ciga rettes, the full name of the re cipient, his or her rank, serial number, and complete mailing ad dress should be forwarded to W. A. Wylie, Room 273 of the cus tomhouse here. Cost of the cigarettes will be covered by donations from w u mingtonians who may contribute directly to Commander Wylie or in any of the individual receiving cnits located in various business houses in the city. --V NEW PLANE MOSCOW, Oct. 16—(A1)—The So viet army newspaper Red Star said today that the Germans had Introduced an improved Messer ichmitt pursuit plane the ME J09G—with a more powerful en gine and better streamling than its Iredessors. -V Three elms stand on the White House lawn. Under these, Presi dent and Mrs. Madison held dances. County Home Agent Gives Week’s Slate Miss Ann Mason, home agent, has announced her week’s sched ule as follows: Monday - committee meeting: worker’s council meeting at 3.30 n m. Tuesday — in office, a. m., Wrightsboro home demonstration club 2 p. m.; Wednesday — Win ter Park 4-H club, 8:45 a. m.; Wrightsboro 4-H club, 11 a. m.; Thursday — Myrtle Grove home demonstration club 10 a. m.; East Wilmington club, 2 p. m.; Myrtle Grove 4-H, 8 p. m. Friday — radio broadcast, 10:30 a. m.; Winter Park home demonstration, 2 p. m. Saturday — office. Demonstration on meat canning are being given in clubs during October. The home agent wel comes visitors. -V japs’ Losses Greater Than Production Rate NEW YORK, Oct. 16—UP)—Losses inflicted on Japan by the forces of General MacArthur and Admir al Halsey “already are greater than her production capacity,’ Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., (R-Mass.) who recently returned from a tour of war theaters, said today. Addressing the Foreign Policy Association annual forum bfcre, he said that with the aid of Admiral Halsey, “General MacArthur has out the spreading tentacles of Japanese imperialism and has ac tually pushed them back,” and he added: “Just think what we will do to them when we give them both * barrels.” ___ MRS. EDWARDS SPONSORS SHIP_ Taken at the recent launching of the U. S. S. Edwards at the Charleston Navy Yard, in Boston, Mass., the above picture includes three dignitaries of the occasion. Mrs. Louise S. Edwards, right, mother of Lt. Comdr. Heywood Lane Edwards for whom the ship is named, sponsored the vessel. Others pictured above are Admiral Theobald, commander of the Navy Yard, center; a grand daughter of Admiral Leary, left. Commander Edwards died in the sinking of the U. S. S. Reuben James. His widow, the former Mis* Almeda Stewart of Wilmington, now is overseas with the American Red Cross. Germans Massed 60Pc. Of Air Strength For Battle Of Schweinfurt STOCKHOLM, Oct. 16—UP)— The newspaper Aftontidningen quoted a German underground radio today as saying the Nazis massed 60 per cent of their total fighter strength Thursday in a futile effort to pre vent American bombers from reaching the critical ball bearing plant at Schweinfurt. The broadcast said the German secret service got five hours warn ing of the raid and that planes were called from hundred of fields in the Reich and France for massed defense along the path to the south central German target. Every type of fighting plane was said to have been sent against the Flying Fortresses and their Thun derbolt convoys. -V Japs Pressing Advance In Southwestern China CHUNGKING, Oct. 16—UP'—The Chinese continued to give ground today in severe fighting with a force of about 10.000 Japanese who are pressing a two-column offen sive along the Burma gateway in to southwestern China, a Chinese communique said tonight. Announcing for the first time the start of an offensive early in Oc tober to forestall a “Chinese drive to recpture Burma,” a Japanese imperial headquarters commmuni que broadcast from Berlin said Japanese were progressing from Tengyueh in Yunnan and Myitk yina in northern Burma. -V STORAGE PROBLEM PRESQUE ISLE, Me. Oct. 16— UP)—J. H. Wood, regional director of the Farm Security Administra tion, declared today that storage for the year’s bumper potato crop was the biggest problem remain ing for Aroostook countv farmers. -V DENTAL MEETING RALEIGH, Oct. 16 —UP)— The annual meeting of the fourth dis trict Dental Society will be held here Tuesday, with wartime top ics slated to .occupy principal places on the day's program. Dr. Howard Allen of Henderson, president, will preside. NICHOLS ASSERTS CITY WATER SAFE Fresh Water Truck Will Visit Three Sections Of Community Today Whereas the city s salt-contam ing water supply probably doesn’t appeal to most Wilmingtonians. neither it is unfit to drink—unless the individual finds the taste nau seating, City Manager A. C. Ni chols said Saturday night. There have been several reports from various sections of the city that residents have been "fright ened” by the unusual taste, but city officials asserted that there absolutely is no cause for discern ment—beyond the category oi taste the water fell slightly yesterday— not enough, however, to vary the taste—but the cause of the decline in saline was not learned. A rise in the content of salt can be ex pected again, unless heavy rains fall in order to strengthen the Cape Fear river enough to push the salty tide out beyond the city’s intake pipes. More than a score of wells anc a circulating water tank have been made available for residents who desire fresh water to the ex tent that they are willing to “come and get it.” The water truck wil visit three sections of the city dur ing the day and will offer fresh water to the residents of the re spective areas. City Manager Nichols said tha' the truck would offer fresh watei to residents at Sixth and Nixor streets from 8 to 10 a. m. and 1 t( 3:30 p. m. It will stop at Lee Drive in Lake Forest from 10 t< 11 a. m. and from 4 to 4:30 p. m. and at Greenfield and 12th stree from 11 a. m. to 12 noon, and frorr 4:30 p. m. to 5. The emergency wells also will be available for the public—section: without wells are covered by the circulating tank truck—and well: have been offered by two ice com ' panies and the Coca Cola Boltlinj | company. j The Independent Ice company i: located at Brunswick and Seventl i streets, and the Rose Ice plane i: located at 12th, near Market. The bottling company is on 10th ant Princess streets. The following represent loca tions of city wells: Andersoi street near Fanning; James Walk er Memorial hospital; 18th stree between Princess and Chestnut Fourth and Princess; Red Cros: and Second: Front street betweei Dock and Orange: Dock street be tween 13th and 14th; 20th betweei Creecy and Metts; Manhattai Place; Church between 10th anc 11th; Church between Third anc Fourth; corner Dawson and 13th corner Dawson and Ninth; cornei Wooster and Sixth; corner Woos ter and Third; Third and Wright Wright between Fourth and Fifth Greenfield between Fourth anc Fifth; Front street at Greenfield Carolina Court near 17th; Am between Eighth and Ninth; anc Fifth between Swann and Har nett. --V Call For Single Food Supervision Develop: WASHINGTON, Oct. 16— (IP) - A new demand for single supervis ion over food—everything frorr form machinery to rationing—de veloped in congress today as ar offshot of the quarrel over use o consumer subsidies to roll bad prices. ftep. Jenkins (R-Ohio), chairmai of a republican food study com mittee promptly dubbed it unwork able. Jenkins maintained that the sub sidy program of the administratioi stemmed from what he termed th< “mess and mixup resulting fron the conflicting jurisdiction of ; half dozen agencies over the na tinn’s food problems ” WALLACE TO SPEAK WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 — Wl— Vice President Wallace will de liver “a major address” before civic and labor groups at Dallas Wednesday night. His office staff, announcing this today, said it would be the fourth in a series of speeches (others have been in New York, Detroit and Chicago) and would be of especial interest to oil men and farmers. H\ MOROLINE form \ PETROLEUM JELLY© ■frrp in place. Tame that unruly look. Add lustre. Keep YOUR hair well groomed with - ._ Moroline Hair Tonic. Large HAIR bottle 25c. Sold everywhere. COMPLETES TEST WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 —W*—i rhe Navy’s M-l blimp, largest ion-rigid airship, has completed its first test flights lasting five hours, the Navy announced today, but no performance results are being released. dry .subject Dehydration of fruits for Am. consumption will reduce 100 r? of apples to 13. I ... yes, stubborn as a mule! Valdura Floor Enamel goes smoothly on a surface — and then H balks. It just won't be moved. The wear and tear of countless feet —the abrasion .of ^irtgashing and acid, can't budge it x /^ It'* » rugged, high-quality, quick-dry ing floor finish that will stay where it is ^ put — and retain its colorful gloss. Avail S- able in eight colors and clear. Ask for a ■*' demonstration. Color card on request DISTRIBUTED BY MILL & CONTRACTORS SUPPLY CO. DEMING PUMPS Mill Supplies Machinery — Contractors Equipment 121-3 Water St. Phone 7757 LAUNDRY NOTICE If you are having difficulty washing clothes in salt water, send them to The Dixie. Our formula clears up ordinary salt water trouble — AND AT NO EXTRA CHARGE TO YOU! Laundry accepted Monday through Wednesday for for completion same week. Dry cleaning accepted up to Friday noon for competion same week. The earlier in the week laundry and dry cleaning are sent, naturally the earlier they will be ready for you. Drive In Or Dial 9696 DIXIE LAUNDRY and DRY CLEANERS 412 S. 17th Street MAKE YOUR POSTMAN YOUR BANK TELLER ■ ' | You can save much war-working time by eliminating unnecessary trips to make your regular deposits—simply slip your deposit into a stamped, ad dressed envelope and mail to this bank' We, in turn, will mail your receipt, to you directly upon receiving your deposit. Bank in this sin-pie, time and tire saving way—you’ll have much cause to appreciate its convenience, CALL TODAY TO CONSULT US ABOUT OPENING * A "POPU L AR Checking dccount The Wilmington Savings & Trust Co, MEMBER THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM \ MEMBER THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORP. 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