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IN NEEDJIF FOOD WASHINGTON. Sept. 17. — (A5) — •-nicane-ereated isolation soon put some 2,500 residents of ‘cke island, off me North Caro coast, in urgent need of food, jjy Gordon. Manteo. N. C., Busi " s< 'man, said today. pollution of fresh water wells ,, sea water also is complicating ft. situation, he added. “ue"re to seek government assis h cc Gordon said he and three Slier'men had chartered one of the L-remaining boats at the'island ! reach the mainland, after the [? rro had washed out a bridge and •aiiseway connecting the island 'tj a nearby peninsula. *‘Tbe storm not only isolated the kland. site of the famed “Lost Colony" hut ruined most of the JL.n's food supplies. Gordon said, J;hen a six-foot wall of sea water Hashed through stores, the fronts ef which had been smashed in by the wind. ••We normally got bread every , , by truck from Norfolk1;” he yd newsmen, “but we haven’t had ,rV since Wednesday. And we’ve jjgd no meat." production of life rafts and car „ „ets and slings for the mari ne commission. he said, had been halted because of storm darrjage i. the nlants. Three miles of power and com jimnicaiion lines were tom dowr bv the hi ah wind, Gordon reported, Vest of the island’s fishing boats were smashed. One man- L. S. Parkerson, oper ,.or of the hotel at Nag's Head, ,3S electrocuted when the storm yev,- an electric wire on his auto n'cbile. Gordon said. : A hole big enough to drive a truck through” was blown in the hospital at the Coast Guard sta don at Kill Devil Hill, he said. Lt. C, 0. Peele of the Virginia - ge3Ch (Va.l Coast Guard station said at Norfolk today that he visit ed Nag's Head on the North Caro lina banks Friday, the day after :r.e hurricane, but heard nothing to indicate that Roanoke Islanders were in serious plight. The shallow cisterns around the fishing village of Manchese on the lower°end of the island were i#;er run by the estimated 10 feet ot tide, but Peele was of the opinion that it would be a simple matter for the islanders to ferry fresh water the three miles from Nag’s Head to the north end of Roanoke Island. Furthermore, he noted that a ferry operates from Marins Har bor on the Carolina mainland across sound waters to Roanoke Island. On the north end of Roanoke Is land. Lieutenant Peele said, there are deep wells, “which never go salt.” GERMANS BATTLE FOR GOTHIC LINE (Continued From Page'One) tions yet encountered in Italy.” The Nazis had converted farm houses into forts by reinforcing the walls with steel and concrete. Deep shelters have been cut into the sides of the towering Apen nines for protection against Allied plane attacks. -—_V The violence of tides prevents Hudson Bay from ever freezing over completely. -V Hearing, as a rule, is more acute with the right ear than with ' e left. -V Some tribes in Ethiopia. Africa, like their steaks raw, an-d cut them from living cows. Allied Airborne Army Descends Into Holland (Continued From Page One) front the Third army fought through rain on the approaches *o the upper Rhineland toward the French city of Strasbourg and seized Luneville, 25 miles south east of Nancy. Metz, the holdout fortress on th= Moselle river, was under continu ous barrage. Tanks were crossing the muddy Moselle river south of *he city. Far behind this front, a “lost German force of 20,000 men sur rendered. without firing a shot to the U. S. Ninth army — whose whereabouts were disclosed for the first time—at Beaugency, 18 miles southwest of Orleans. These forces were cut off by junction of the Third and Seventh armies. Canadians on the French coast meanwhile opened up an assault on the port of Boulogne, made some penetrations and were still thrust ing forward. The bold aerial D-Day by day light was preceded by a shattering barrage from 1,000 Flying Fortress es, which dropped tons of bombs on German defenses in a virtually un opposed operation that cost two bombers. Not a fighter plane was lost. They were paced by squadrons of fighters and fighterbombers who challenged the few German fight ers that ventured out of the clouds or flew low blasting antiaircraft positions. The widespread operation was ac companied by a call from Eisen hower to Dutch patriots to rise and fight and a summons by the Dutch government in London for a gen : i _ _ _*_•_t_•_t» I eral strike of Netherlands railroad workers to paralyze enemy troop movements. Thousands of Germans fighting in northern Belgium and along the Dutch coast were threatened with entrapment. The gigantic surprise sky assault came on the left flank of Ameri cans who had penetrated the Sieg fried line in Germany, were bat tling in the outskirts of Aachen, and had driven with 26 miles of Cologne on the Rhine. Berlin declared counterattacks were launched immediately against the Allied sky warriors, and claim ed “a considerable number” were annihilated. The broadcasts Indi cated heavy fighting in the Neth erlands. Resistance to the invasion of Germany itself stiffened, and a front dispatch said the American army had beaten back bitter coun ter-assaults by Germans trying to repair the breaches in the Siegfried line. These attacks broke under withering Allied fire, said Corres pondent Whitehead. East of Aachen he declared, “the Germans threw in their strongest headlong assaults behind some of the heaviest ar tillery fire the doughboys have enr countered since they stormed the beaches of Normandy.” Two other invasion columns in the Reich fought on near Prum and Trier. Farther south the U. S. Third army, meeting only sporadic resistance in a push toward the upper Rhine, captured Luneville 15 miles east of Nancy, and battled for Metz farther north. The Sev enth army fought toward Belfort— with uncomfirmed reports placing it near Belfort gap into Germany —and in southern France reached Modane. on an Alpine tunnel link witVi Ttalv Supreme headquarters gave few details of the assault by Lt. Gen. Lewis H. Brereton’s “secret wea> pen” airborne army, formed of American and British troops and fliers, weapons and planes in size approximating a full ground army. Its existence was disclosed only Aug. 10. It was in Holland that the Ger mans in May, 1940, made the first large-scale use of parachute troops. And Holland witnessed the first employment of Brereton’s mighty sky army. Almost 1,000 Flying Fortresses, roaring ahead of clouds of troop filled Douglas C-47 transport trains and gliders, laid down a carpet of bombs that silenced flak guns. Weaving squadrons of spitfires and low-swooping U. S. Mustangs, Thun derbolts and Lightnings dive bom bed and machine-gunned the Ger man defenders. While supreme headquarters was mum on the landing sites, Berlin promptly named two of them as in the Tilburg and Eindhoven areas. This would place them across some of the formidable water defenses that have slowed the drive of Bri tish and Canadian armies toward the buzz-bomb coast of northern Holland. These armies also can threaten a wheeling movement to ward the weakest line of defenses guarding Germany east • of Hol land. The Hilversum radio reported heavy fighting breaking out in the Geel area of Belgium, at a point nearest to German locations of the airborne landings. Berlin reports Wf sky landings near Nijmegen and above the Rhine—which is renamed the Waal river in Holland—suggested opera tions also were underway in a 10 nile wide strip between Nijmegen and Arnhem, menacing Germans in southern Holland with a trap. Most of the rail and water com munications linking the Ruhr and Rhineland with the Dutch ports of Rotterdam and Amsterdam pass through a corridor near Nijmegen. Tilburg is 40 miles southeast of Rotterdam on a main railway across southern Holland. Eindhov en is about 20 miles southeast of Tilburg, and 30 from the German frontier at Venlo. Supreme headquarters said only that “strong forces of the First Allied Airborne army landed in Holland this afternoon.” Broadcasts from General Eisen hower called on resistance forces in southern Holland, in the regions below the rivers Eek and Rhine, to help in the liberation by following orders of the supreme command. He warned against mass upris ings in yet unliberated areas, or against unorganized resistance, and urged Dutchmen to safeguard fac tories and installations from the Germans. People in northern Hol land were told to- remain quiet since “your time for action is not yet” come. Eisenhower warned Germans that Netherland forces of the In terior were operating under rec ognized rules of war, and pledged every effort to track down authors of atrocities against them. In southeastern Holland, mean while, the left wing of the Ameri can First army was knocking east ward from Maastricht in a column that could be used to help pinch off Cologne. The Germans said Am ericans were also eight miles north of Maastricht. The First army invasion of Ger many in the Aachen area had torn gaps in the Siegfried line and was hitting toward Cologne, but meet ing stubborn resistance and heavy counterattacks. The doughboys dug in and held grimly to their ground. Doughboys were fighting in the southern outskirts of Aachen itself —Germany’s 37th largest city with 165,000 population. Enemy defens es had been pierced below Rott, southeast of Aachen, and Ameri cans advanced into Rotgen forest. There was no news of advances in 1he Prum and Trier areas in Germany. Down the line, the U. S. Third army was across the Moselle in strength. Luneville, 25 miles south east of Nancy was taken against sporadic resistance, said a front dispatch, and American armor op erating between Nancy and the Reich’s border captured more than 600 prisoners in 14 hours The Germans counter-attacked sharply in the Pont -a- Mousson area between Nancy and Metz, an other front report said, and threw in several small thrusts “which possibly were intended to screen a withdrawal toward the Siegfried line.” All these attacks were re puiacu. The enemy was making a deter mined stand at Metz, but was in danger of being flanked by Mobile Allied columns. The Americans threw a torrent of shells into Metz from captured and turned-about German guns. Rain made the ter rain a'quagmire. The Germans also were reported counterattacking farther south in the Belfort area against the Sev enth army pushing upon that pow erful fortress-ring city. Seventh army fighters in the Alps entered Modane at the wes tern entrance of the Modane rail way tunnel linking France and Ita ly and leading to Turin. Germans withdrawing toward high Mt. Cen is pass were reported to have blown up the tunnel. In the fighting to win ports and speed the flow of supplies, RAF planes struck Boulogne with 3,500 tons of bombs. The German high command said the Nazi garrison at Brest had been reduced to a few nests of resistance. The Allies kept up pressure on Calais, Dunk erque, and Cape Griz Nez. -V Indians of the United States had more than 30,000 different medi cines, all of which had to be eaten. ■--V Trade names for tea comes from the position of the leaf on the stem, not from different plants. City Briefs DEGREES OFFERED Julius C. Hobbs, grand mas ter of Masons in North Caro lina, will confer the sublime degree of Master Mason on several fellowcrafts of St. John’s Lodge No. 1, A. F. and A. M. here tonight. He will be received at 6:15 o’clock and preside at the conferring of the degrees. STUDY COURSES BEGIN Study courses of, the Temple Baptist church training union will begin today and continue through September 22, Carol Leigh Humphries, religious ed ucational director, has an nounced. The eight-year-old children and the junior group of 9 to 12-year-old children will be taught daily from 3:30 to 5:30 o’clock in the afternoon. The intermediates, young peo ple and adults will meet each night from 7:30 to 9:30 o’clock. TO MEET _ The junior and intermediate of Southside Baptist church will meet tomorrow afternoon at 4 o’clock at the church. FRATERNITY MEETS The first fall meeting of the Senior Fraternity will be held at 6:30 o’clock tonight at the Brigade Boys’ club. M’Kean Maffitt, superintendent of the water and sewerage depart ment, will be the speaker. HOLY DAYS OBSERVED The observance of the Jew ish High Holy days, which be gan at sundown yesterday, will continue through today and tomorrow- Military per sonnel at Camp Davis and Bluethenthal Air Field have joined with local Jewish citi zens in the worship. A lunch eon will be served at the Tem ple Israel following morning services today. QUEBEC CONFERENCE CONFIRMS DIVISION WASHINGTON, Sept. 17. —(yP)— Britain’s assignment in the war against Japan is understood to be primarily a series of amphibious operations against the Malaya Sumatra flank of Japan’s crum bling empire. This means the Quebec confer ence of President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill confirm ed a division of the Pacific-Asiatic battlefront into four general sec tors : The British sector southwest oi the Philippines. The New Guinea-Philippines area under General Douglas MacArthur. The central sector embracing Formosa and the Japanese home land under Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. The Kurile Islands area, also un der Nimitz, which will become ol Paramount importance if Russia gets into the war. -V Visiting Congressmen Irked By Army Tactics LONDON, Sept. 17.—(tP)— Eight United States congressmen—criti cal of what they termed the army’s stalling tactics—have appealed di rectly to Gen. Dwight D. IJisen hower for permission to visit France. If refused, they say they will ask why visiting labor leaders have been given preferred treat ment. The congressmen went into an irritated huddle to plan their stra tegy for getting quick action after some of them were informed that the trip upon which they had been counting for getting a first-hand view of the American war effort in the field has been called off— at least for the moment. -V Congressional Leaders To Postpone Measures WASHINGTON, Sept. 17—(A)— Congressional leaders were re ported making plans tonight to “bobtail” the postwar conversion measure, put off points of dis agreement until after the election, and thus clear the way for a re cess by the end of this week. A leading House member, who asked not to be quoted by name, said this is the prospect: The House will vote tomorrow on the two disputed provisions in the conversion bill—proposals to place federal employes under un employment compensation protec tion and to grant migratory war workers funds, up to $200 a fam ily, to finance their return to their original homes when peace comes. Latest Tunes Used To Guide Aviators Flvintr Over Hump WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 — (A*)—Now they fly the hump by music. Pilots of the United States 10th Air Force and the Air Transport Command, winging through the night over the mountains and jungles between India and China, became wea ry of listening to monotonous dot-dash of the radio guide beam. So transcriptions of pro grams recorded at home—pop ular songs, bands — have been substituted for'the convention al radio signal, the War de partment said today. When the music comes in hot or sweet, the boys know they’re on the beam. I Party Sponsor gmrrrrr^,^^^,..... Pretty Ann Rutherford, Holly wood film star, has issued undat ed invitations for a swimming par ty at her pool in which an effigy of Hitler will be tossed into the water and “drowned’’ on the day that the Nazi regime ends. DISTRICT CHIEF HEARD BY UONS Jessie Jones of Kinston, govern or of district 31 C., was guest speaker of the Wilmington Lions dub at its weekly meeting at the Friendly Cafeteria. He paid high tribute to the Wil mington Lions club for its fine work during the year, and pointed out that the Lions would have to put forth great effort in behalf of returning servicemen during the coming months. The at endance committee was commended for its efforts. The club voted to sponsor the New Hanover high school football team banquet as it did last year. Two new members, Clytfe Leon ard of Capitol Amusement com pany. and Lawrence Sloan, manag er of Armour and company, were presented to the club by Lion W. B. Campbell. -V— Two Old Friends Meet In Southwest Pacific WITH THE 14TH ARMY CORPS SERVICE COMMAND SOME WHERE IN THE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC, Sept. 17—(JPI—Pvt. Jo seph A. Transou, formerly a star in football, baseball and basket ball at the Elkin, N. C., high school, has been promoted to cor poral while serving with a field hospital unit En route to his present base, Cpl. Transou met up with an old friend, John Ipock, also of Elkin. ' .. "I Obituaries MRS. JAMES M. VAUGHN Mrs. James M. Vaughn of Madi son died Sunday morning after a short illness at the Baptist hospital in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Vaughn was an aunt of Miss Minnie A, Payne, whom she visited frequent ly. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Methodist church in Madison. Miss Payne and Mrs. Kathleen Calhoun of Wilmington are in Mad. ison for the funeral. MRS. LYDIA J. FRAZEE Funeral arrangements for Mrs Lydia J. Frazee, who died ld<« Saturday afternoon, will be held at 4 o’clock this afternoon at thl Yopp funeral home, with the Rev A. J. Howell officiating. Interment will follow at Belle vue cemetery. She is survived by two daugh ters, Mrs. Henry J. Tompkins and Miss Arma Frazee, and thre< granddaughters, Mrs. Douglas L Meares, Mrs. A. Clifford Kittl< and Mayfair Thompkins. Active pallbearers will be Mel zar Pearsall, E. H. Cheshire Jesse Willetts, Haywood Newkirk, John Howard and E. G. Reffis*er. -v American Soldiers Make New Landings In Pacific (Continued From Page One) more completely satisfactory. Marines gained ground consisten* ly on D-day and today. We have the advantage and complete con trol of the air.” The Japanese of fered no aerial opposition. In the Molucca islands, 30C miles south of the Philippines troops of Gen. Douglas MacAr thur's command reached objec tives on the perimeter of Morota island, which was invaded Sep tember 14 (U. S, Time), while aii power struck heavily at Japanese shipping and adjacent islands. As Pitoe airdrome on Moro% was being prepared for Allied use, a record load of 210 tons o: bombs cascaded down on Halrrnv hera, 11 miles to the southwest today’s communique reported. Three Japanese ships were de stroyed in the Celebes-Ceram sec tor. west and south of Halmahera, including a 3,000-ton transport. A smaller craft also was beached The blows came a day after the re port of a 185-ton bombing of Cele bes and a 125-ton attack on Hal mahera airdromes. . CHEST CANVASS TO BE STARTED The special gifts committee of the Community War Chest will meet tonight to initiate Wilming ton’s campaign to raise $163,838 for the support of local and national | organizations concerned with home front and war front welfare. The meeting will be held in the Tide Water assembly hall at 8 o’ clock under the direction of Louis E. Woodbury, Jr., chairman of the special gifts group. The men will work as an advance campaign patrol, to secure the pled ges of those large givers whose contributions will constitute ap proximately 60 per cent of the total campaign goal. Their work will precede the activities of the five unit campaign divisions, which commence September 25. Corporations, partnerships, and individuals have in previous years 1 contributed liberally to the chest, Woodbury said. It is natural to 1 conclude, he added, that the same will be true this year. -V--— 20,000 Nazis Quit War And Surrender (Continued From Page One) of more than 7,000 recalcitrant marines, half unwilling to surren der without a further fight, wa* approaching Orleans and more ' than 6,000 air force soldiers were giving up in the vicinity of Mer, a Loire river villages west ol here. they have something to sing AROTTT ’ ' ’%&&&& ‘ • JJJL. I ^ warrior!^ hoth'Cv^r ’?ar?h alon£.on an Adria tic «land. this detachment of Yugoslav Partisan SjXVdrt:“!'™rfc“«,T„v*.d?,,,p M ,h'r" •*",or "*,r "*“™“ “»«»'«" Japanese Souvenirs Sent Here Fro.a Saipan Island By MARION FRINK A Jap adding machine, or so an obliging censor labeled the queer oblong contraption, has been re ceived by Mrs. Maude Parks, of 520 South Third street, from her brother, Seaman First Class Alvahi Parker, serving with the Seabees in Saipan. No explanation accom panied the package, which con tained Jap war bonds, money, fish hooks, and a flag. The “adding machine,” which is about ten inches long and three inches wide, looks like the rows of beads placed in childrens’ play pens. The beads seem to be of an ivory-like substance. The flag is of fine white silk material, centered with a large red circle, and filled on the right hand side with Japanese writing. Three of the bonds are alike, but the fourth seems to be some thing special. It is on pink and white paper, covered with fine lines, bordered by circles, and fill ed with Japanese characters. The two fish-hooks are very well made, and are about five inches long. They appear to be made of some sort of bone and metal, and are quit-a dangerous looking. There was some paper money and aluminum-like coin among the souvenirs. One of the bills, of ten yuan denomination, carries a pic ture which looks very much as if it might be of Tojo. Parker has been overseas since January. Prior to his enlistment in June, 1943, he was in steel con struction work. * corns OOFAST! Dr. Scholi’s ^no-pads and ,or3et you have Cornsl They in Jtantly stop pain s“°e friction; “ft. pressure and Quickly, gently Jemove corns, but a trifle, ij "^everywhere. a * r | « »j «I I CLOSED [MONDAY 1 I « » * j DUE TO HOLIDAY • - • > « » • * * » * » • i • » • • « i • > • • • i • » J * Yes! 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