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Planning Expert
To Address Clubs
Walter Bluudhe rof Chicago, ex.
ecutive director of the American
Society of Planning officials, will
address a joint session of Wil
mington civic clubs at 1 p. m.
Friday at St. Paul’s parish house,
it was announced last night by
Mayor W- Ronald Lane.
The Chicago planning executive
will be in Wilinington two days,
speaking to various groups in con
nection with posfrvnr development
and industrial growth of the city.
Mayor Lane, who pointed out
that few concrete plans have
thus far beer developed for the
communny, asserted that "if thr?
city is going to weatther the war
peace transition in anything like
a satisfactory, manner, we have
got to start now doing some prac
tical planning from the ground
"We have got to begin thinking
ill terms of new industries and new
business schemes, and in a revitali
zation of our old ones, if we are
to; supplant the war boom opera
tions that have helped sustain the
cmmunity in the last few years
and which right now are beginning
to dwindle.” Lane said.
. “I believe that every means of
developing sensible plans for main
taining good business thait will as
sure Wilmington of being economi
cally intact in the years ahead
should be exhausted,” he continu
“We are fortunate in securing
Blucher to speak to the business
men of the community. He is going
to make a study of the city's pecu
liar needs, and advise us on de
finite ways of starting our mapping
program,” Lane commented.
Blucher will arrive Thursday
morning and will send the entire
day talking to city officials, tour
ing the area, and studying facts
and statslics. He will meet with
the City Planning board Thurs
day night.
Blucher has been the director of
the society of planning officials
since it was started 15 years ago.
In that capacity, he has dealt
constantly with planners on all
levels. His society has conducted
numerous planning institutes, and
he has delivered frequent lectures
on practical ways of handling plan
ning problems.
Blucher is expected to counsel j
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the officials in regard to securinj
a planning consultant, who wil
spend several weeks here.
Clubs which will participate in th<
Friday luncheon meeting are th«
Kiwanis, Rotary, Exchange. Lion;
and Civitan groups.
Blucher will be in Wilmington
for two days.
Funeral services for Mrs. Irene
Lawson, mother of James A. Law
son, who died Sunday night at the
home of her son at 1922 Chest
nut street, were conducted yes
terday afternoon from the chap
el of Andrews mortuary.
Dr. Fred W. Paschall and Dr.
J. F. Foster officiated at the
rites. Burial will be held in Col
umbus, Ga.
Active pallbearers were R. S.
McKeithan, N. H. Larkins, Jr., L.
W. Garret, D. B. Robinson, Sr.,
J. L. Baldwin, W. D. Small. Hon
orary pallbearers included H. N.
Hayden, W. C. P. Bethell, K H.
Marshall, Jr., Dr. H. A. Coding
ton, D. L. Bobson, A. G. Smith,
G. R. McKenzie, W. M. Cameron,
W. S. McKeithan and E. L. Mat
Funeral services for Spurgeon S.
Sykes of Kelly, were held yester
day afternoon at 4 o'clock from
the home with burial at the Meth
odist cemetery.
Mr. Sykes died Sunday after
noon at the Highsmith hospital in
Active pallbearers were Willie
Anderson, Jeff Owens, Jim Owens.
Cassius Smith, Perdie Anderson,
George Kelly, Buck Ramsey and
Andy Watson.
Honorary pallbearers included
Ed Porter, Dr. Highsmith, Rufus
Pridge. Dr. Harry, and H. R. A1
Surviving are his wife; a daugh
ter. Mrs. Pearly Croom of Wil
mington; two brothers, Harvey and
Wesley Sykes of Carrboro! and
three sisters, Mrs. Katie Conrey of
Washington, D. C.; Mrs- Andy "Wat
son and Mrs. Sudie Mae Ramsey,
both of Rocky Mount.
HALLSBORO, Aug. 7.—Funeral
services for Elbert Barefoot, 20,
who was drowned in a river near
Philadelphia last Tuesday, will be
conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at
McKenzie funeral chapel in White
ville, with the Revs. R. J, Ras
berry and W. M. Traywick offici
Burial will be made in the Flynn
Mr. Barefoot was the son of Mr.
and Mrs. T. N. Barefoot, of Halls
boro. In addition to his parents,
he is survived by four brothers,
Woodrow Barefoot of Supply; Sgt.
James H. Barefoot and four sis
ters, Mrs. Harley B. Rabon, of
Shallotte; Miss Freddie Barefoot
of Wilmington, Mrs. Irvin Stevens
of Whiteville, and Miss Sally Louise
Barefoot of Ha*igboro.
LUMBERTON, Aug. 7—W. B. Ra
apn, 68, died at 10:15 a.m. today at
Baker’s hospital here after a long
Surviving are his widow, one
laughter, Mrjj. McDussie Nobles of
R.F.D. 2, Chadbourn; one sister,
Mrs. G. M. Shaw of Chadbourn;
tnd three brothers, D. Y. Rabon of
Jhadbourn, J. H. Rabon of Iron
Gity, Ga., and H. W. Rabon of
Funeral services will be held at
1 p.m. tomorrow at Corinth Bap
tist church, with the Rev. W. J.
Russel and the Rev. A. T. Pea
:ock officiating.
rinnney jt-urcue neeves, 75, filed
it 11 a.m. yesterday at his home
in Nakina after a Drief illness.
He is survived by his widow,
Mrs. Georgia W. Reeves; two
laughters, Mrs. Eunice Gore of Na
cina, and Mrs. Ruby Ward of Tabor
City; three Sons, Joe Brown Reeves
Carlos Reeves;'and Luther R. Ree
ves, all of Nakina.
Last rites will be conducted at
1 p.m. today at Bethesda Metho
iist church by the Rev. J. W. Coble
if Tabor City. Burial will follow
in the church cemetery.
BURGAW, Aug. 7—Funeral ser
vices for Mrs. Warren Malpass,
vho died suddenly at her home
July 24, were held July 26 by the
Rev. J. S. Boyd and the Rev.
Woody. Interment was in Wood
:ock cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, War
ren M. Malpass; seven children,
Pvt. Bernice A. Malpass of the U.
S. Army in Italy, Pfc. W. M. Mal
pass of the U. S. Army at Mac
Dill Field, Fla., Mrs. M. Wood
cock, Mrs. Marshall Woodcock,
ST. PAULS, Aug. 7—Last rites
/or Mrs. H. Annie Johnson, 75,
widow of E. Gaston Johnson, were
conducted at Great Marsh church
yesterday afternoon by her pastor,
the Rev. Earle Robinson of St.
Pauls Baptist church.
Mrs. Johnson, who died at her
home here Friday morning, had
been a resident of St. Pauls for 60
years, having come here after her
marriage in 1885. Her husband,
who had served as treasurer of
Robeson county died on Mother’s
Day in 1930. She wa# the daughter
of the late Nathan and Helen Britt
Surviving are four daughters.
Miss C. Belle Johnson of St. Pauls,
Mrs. J'. Owen Williamson, Sr. of
Chadtfcrun, Mrs. C. L. Pearce of
Matthews, and Mrs. Samuel How
ard of Clinton; five sons, the Rev.
W. Otis Johnson and N. Allen
Johnson of St. Pauls, Harry P.
Johnson of Tavares, Fla., the Rev.
J. Samuel Johnson, pastor of Edge
mont Baptist church of Durham,
and Capt. G. Frank Johnson, Army
Medical Corps, Italy; 20 grand
children, and five great-grand chil
Joseph Hardy Dixon, 78, died sud
denly at his home in Rocky Mount,
yesterday afternoon. Mr. Dixon’s
wife died last Monday night, July
Mr. Dixon before his retirement
several years ago was a telegraph
operator for the Atlantic Coast
Line. He was bora and raised in
Edgecomb county. He was a mem
ber of the Masonic Order.
He is survived by two children,
Mrs. Emmett Boaz Lewis, Sr., of
this city and Joseph Coefiled Dixon
of Rocky Mount. The following
grandchildren also survive, Mrs.
John Wenberg, Mrs. Charles Ran
kin, Mrs. Joe L. Canady, Jr., and
Emmett B. Lewis Jr. of Wilming
ton and Lt. Joseph Allen Lewis
With the U. S. armed forces in
England. Five great grandchildren
also survive.
Funeral services will be held in
Rocky Mount Wednesday.
Melting point of low carbon- steel
is about 2700 degrees F.
Vesper Malpass, all of Atkinson,
Herby E. Malpass of Wilmington
and Mrs. John Horsky of St. He
lena; five sisters, Mrs. Preston
Malpass of Atkinson, Mrs. Roland
Malpass, Eula, Alice and Bridgett
Gurganious all of Ivanhoef one
brother, Ezra Gurganious of Ivan
hoe; and 10 grandchildren.
WHITEVILLE, Aug. 7 — Mrs.
Maggie Lee Williamson, 70, wife of
Attorney J. R. Williamson, died of
a heart attack at her home oa
Pinkney street here at 5 a.m. to
She was a member of the Bap
tist church and a daughter of the
late Jack and Lucy Memory Wil
liamson of Whiteville.
Surviving are her husband; one
son, Paul J. Williamson of White
ville; one daughter, Mrs. Emily
W. Powell of Whitevlle; five brth*
ers, J. Carol Williamson of White
ville, Charles M. Williamson of Eu
Ionia, Ga., Dr. T. Price William
son of Charlotte, G. W. Williamson
of Monticella, Miss., and J. Simms
■Williamson Of Meridian, Miss.
Funeral services will be held at
the MeKenzie Chapel here at 5 p.m.
tomorrow by the Dr. C. H. Dur
ham, Baptist minister of Lumber
ton, assisted by the Rev. S. N.
Lamb of Whiteville, and the Rev.
J. R. Kennedy of the Presbyterian
church. Interment will be in the
Whteville cemetery.
C. G. Sibley, general managed
of the Atlantic Coast Line Bail
road, announced yes.erday causes
for two of four A.C.L. train wreck!
in the past three days.
An investigation will be made by
the railroad into the wreck at 11:03
a.m. Saturday at Lanes,S. C., in
which 24 persons were injured, he
said. Sibley previously had an
nounced that a broken rail was
the reason for the wreck Friday
night at Stockton, Ga., where 45
Negro railroad track laborers
were killed and 32 others injured.
Sibley said that the railroad’s
fourth accident in three days at 8
a.m. Sunday, three ^miles south of
Smithfield, was caused by a north
end freight train parting be
tween two freight cars and two
parts coming back together, caus
ing three cars to derail.’’ Traffic
was resumed on the tracks at
1:05 p.m.
The reason for the derailment
of 25 cars of a southbound freight
train at Pembroke Friday was a
“wheel under the freight car being
out of gauge,” Sibley said. The
derailed cars were in the middle
of the train.
\7 .
(By U. S. Weather Bureau)
Meteorological data for the 24 hours
ending 7:30 p.m. yesterday.
1:30 am, 79; 7:30 am, 78; 1:30 pm, 70;
7:30 pm, 75
Maximum 84; Minimum 78; Mean 80;
Normal 78.
1:30 am, 89; 7:30 am, 93; 1:30 pm, 98;
7:30 pm, 91.
Total for the 24 hours ending 7:30 pm,
1.08 inches.
Total since the first of the month,
5.29 inches.
Tides For Today
(From the Tide Tables published by
U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.)
High Low
Wilmington -12:35a 7:45a
l:01p 8:13p
Masonboro Inlet -- 10:56a 4:43a
ll:21p 5:05p
Sunrise, 5:28 am; Sunset 7:07 pm;
Moonrise. 10:18 pm; Moonset, 10:01 am.
Navy Cross Awarded
To Twins In Marines
■the first time in American history,1
the Navy Cross has been awarded
to twins, one of whom was killed
in action, the other of whom is
now stationed here.
Pfc. Paul Hansen, driver of an
amphibious tractor which spear-1
headed the Marine assault on Cape
Gloucester airdrome, New Brit- j
ain, received his decoration re
cently at this base.
Earlier,, his father and mother J
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hansen, of
Batavia, N. Y., had accepted the
posthumous award for Paul’s twin
brother and machinegunner, Pfc.
Leslie Hansen, who was killed in
the same attack.
The two boys, inseparable since
birth, joined the Marines in 1942,^
along with another brother, Alfred,1
who was killed in action at Ren
Lt. Col. H. W. Houck, command
ing officer of Service Battalion
here, made the award of the Navy
Cross to the local Leatherneck, who
was cited for “his personal skill,
heroic devotion to duty, and extra
ordinary heroism on an extremely
hazardous mission.’’
On that occasion Hansen, h i s
twin and two other Marines vol
unteered to wipe out strategic ene
my pillboxes which were retard
ing advance of Anierlcan assault
troops. When he headed his amphi
bious tractor toward the most vi
tal of these pillboxes, he uproot
ed two trees from the jungle soil.
They fell on the tractor and knock
ed out its machine guns. Before
he could extricate the tractor, Jap
soldiers shot and killed one of the
crew and wounded another with
hand grenades. Other Japs attack
id them, but Paul finally crushed
the pillbox, then without action ac
counted for 68 dead Japs and en
abled the Marine forces to con
tinue their advance. His brother
was killed by a hand grenade from
two Japs whom he met barehand
ed as they attacked the tractor
from the side.
No OP A Rent Ceilings
On Istanbul Apartments
There is nothing in Istanbul,
Turkey to compare with the
OPA rent-ceiling program in
theh United States, Franklin W.
Bell, prominent local man and
representative of the Gary To
bacco company in Turkey, has
ruefully advised his Wilmington
Sherifr C. David Jones re
ceived from Bell a com
munication that succinctly de
clared: “i have sold at auction
all my furniture and fixtures
rather than pay, $4,000 (annual)
for the apartment for which I
formerly paid $1,800.”
Bell only recently returned to
Turkey to occupy |iis apart
ment and to renewr his business
Bell included in the infor
mation to Jones a booklet.
written partly in Turkish and
partly in French, describing
“des objects d’art, tapis, ar
genterie fine, lingerie, meu
bles, etc." belonging to him
which were put up for sale in
Pictures of the period chairs,
sofas, tables, rugs, silverware,
pottery, and illness which il
lustrate the booklet prove that
Bell had splendidly-furnished
living quarters in the foreign
country. He also possessed
modern conveniences in the
form of a large radio and an
electric icebox.
The sale was advertised, not
only by booklet, but by large
yellow posters, three feet by
two feet in size, one of which
Bell sent Sheriff Jones. In bold
type the yellow advertisement
Warsaw Man Reported I
Missing After Crash
WARSAW, Aug, 7—Mrs. Mattie
L. Bostic of Warsaw has been no- !
tified by the Navy department that ]
her son, Larry Thomas Bostic, Avi- 1
ation Machinist’s Mate, Third Class
USNR, is miss'ng following a plane
crash on July 15. He has been in
service since 1942, and has two
brothers in service, Pfc. Willie E.
Bostic and S 1-C Leon Bostic.
Contract Renegotiation
Saves U.S.$217,615^31
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7. —(/P)—
Renegotiation of contracts by the
Maritime Comm’ssion’s price ad
justment board ha* saved the gov
ernment $217,615,931 in two years,
the Maritime Commission reported
The renegotiation proceedings
were described as costing the gov
ernment $300,000, about one tenth
of 1 per cent of the savings.
screamed: “Acik arttirma He!”
Bell was prominent in the
Civilian Defense organization of
New Hanover county while he
remained in this country await
ing permission to return to Tur
Bell’s local residence is in
Oleander, where his sister, Miss
Mary P. Bell, lives.
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Many docton recommend PEPTO
BISMOL because it’s pleasant-tasting,
non-alkaline and non-laxative. Ask
your druggist for PEPTO-BISMOL
when your stomach is upset.
•ruit Support Prices
Are Announced By WFA
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, —(&)—
Support prices tor canned apricots,
teaches, pears, fruit cocktail and
ruit mix, packed in 1944, were'
announced today bv th* w
Administration ” ‘ ‘ 'ar Food
The WFA said its support ...
would amount to 86 4 ner l P :c*
canners individual 2ro,. „en; «
ceiling prices or 86 4 Der 'Wlllan
the area average ceiling Dr-*m °*
the industryi whichever m?'f°r
lower. oe
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OF 17...
The Blue Streak, a B-24 Liberator, was
one of the greatest bombers that ever
climbed into the sky.
She flew 110 missions . .. 300,000 miles
i . . over Germany, Italy, Roumania,
Greece, Austria, Africa, Sicily.
Her air combat crews sank a Nazi
freighter off Crete ... blew up a tanker at
Candia... sent a destroyer to the bottom
of Suda Bay.
They shot down 23 German and Italian
fighters... dropped half-a-million pounds
of bombs... won the Distinguished Unit
I Badge and countless individual decora
' tions for gallantry in action.
t Yet in all her battles in enemy skies, not
' a man in any of her crews was ever
] wounded!
i Ask her pilot, Maj. Ralph P. Thompson,
j of Columbus, O., how she managed to
I roll up such a record, and he’ll tell you:
Because there were no "individual stars’
on her crew. We flew her and fought her
as a team... gunners, navigator, bombar
dier, and pilot, all working together to win.
And that’s the thing any young fellow—
who wants to win his wings in the AAF
—should keep uppermost in his mind ...
"You're on a team in the AAF . . . from
your first day of training until you get up
there in action. And it’s a team that’s
never been stopped ... that never will be
stopped . , , the 'greatest team in the
Today, the AAF is writing history.
Liberators and Fortresses are blacking
out the skies over Germany. Japan is
already beginning to feel the awful power
of the Superfortress. Swarms of heavy
bombers, medium
bombers, light bomb
ers and fighters are
spearheading the at
tack on every front.
Today—more than ever before—there’s a
place for you on this great AAF team.
If you are 17 ... if you want action, ad
venture ... the finest, most thorough
training any flying man ever had ... an
opportunity to make a career in aviation
after the war ...
Then go to your nearest AAF Examining
Board and see if you can qualify for the
Air Corps Enlisted Reserve . .. with an
opportunity to win your wings as gun
* ner, navigator, bom
jKm hardier or pilot in
the AAF . . . the
"greatest team in the
*be "greatest team in the world”—
the AAF. Go to your nearest AAF
Examining Board . . . see if you can
qualify for the Air Corps Enlisted Re
V y*tu quahfy, you will receive
this insignia . . . but will not be called
for training until you are 18 or over.
When called, you will be given further
tests to determine the type of training
you will receive. If you are trained as
a gunner or technician gunner, you will go
into actual combat as a non-commissioned
officer. If your aptitudes are outstandingly
high, you will be trained as a bombardier,
navigator or pilot, and upon successful com
pletion of training, will be graduated as a
Flight Officer or Second Lieutenant.
For pre-aviation training, see your local Civil
Air Patrol officers. Also see your High School
principal or adviser about recommended
courses in the Air Service Division of the
High School Victory Corps. Ask about the
opportunities for college training through
the Army Specialised Training Reserve
For more information contact nearest
AAF Fxgminima Board
Seymour Johnson Field j
Goldsboro, jn. C. I
FonnfonhatTon on Aviation Train;
^SSSSL iMf nearest Office of Nav*J
_ _ . ■ Officer Procurement. . . This advertise*
ment has the approval ot the Joint Army
Personnel Board.

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