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Wilmington &tar
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With confidence in our armed forces—
with the nnboonding determination of our
people — we will gain the in vi table
triumph — so help ns God.
—Roosevelt’s War Message.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1944.
Our Chief Aim
To aid in every way the prosecution of
the war to complete Victory.
TOP OF THE MORNING
In England stands an old castle, so old
that one of its towers dates back to the
days of King John. When a visitor went
down to breakfast one morning he found
the family and servants assembled for
morning prayer. The young owner and
head of the family conducted the service.
On a massive beam that spanned the
grind old hall was the following inscrip
tion, written in old English.
“That house shall be preserved and
never shall decay,
Where the Almighty is worshipped day
by day. A. D. 1558.”
Thus for hundreds of years, the people
of that old castle had turned their hearts
toward God at the beginning of each day.
International Lessons.
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The Road To Berlin
(By the Associated Press)'
1. —Western front: 305 miles (from near
Arnhem).
2. —Russian front: 312 miles ( from outside
Pulutsk).
3. —Italian front: 580 miles (from 25 miles
below Bologna).
_v
Utilize Empty Lofts
The Chamber of Commerce is starting a
search for factory sites and buildings with
the object of attracting new industries to Wil
mington and New Hanover county.
While this is going forward might it not
be advisable to list the empty lofts of down
town buildings, many of which have sufficient
floor space to meet all needs of small in
dustries? They are yielding no revenue un
tenanted, are in no way an economic asset
to the community.
If Wilmington is to become the thriving com
mercial center its city builders envision for
the postwar era it will be necessary to draw
not only major industrial plants but small
factories as well, and there is no better loca
tion for them than on the second and third
floors of buildings in the business center which
now and for a long time past have served
only for the accumulation of cast-off material
and a breeding place for spiders.
A business census taken not long ago in
Oklahoma City revealed 30-odd small manu
facturing plants in similar locations in a single
block. The thing to remember is that they
Were there because Oklahoma City ieaders
went after them. They did not drift in on any
high business tide. They were brought in by
the efforts of men who had the commercial
advantage of their city at heart.
It would be an injustice to think that Okla
homa City has better business leadership than
Wilmington. Surely a similar campaign to the
•ne conducted there would bring as satisfac
tory results here.
-V
Centralization Dangers
The centralization of government in Wash
ington has grown to such an extent that Fed
eral agencies now brazenly reach out to limit
more and more the rights of the states to
regulate business within their boundaries.
Following an attack by the Department oi
fustic*, fire insurance has now been held tc
be interstate commerce and subject to Fed
eral regulation under the anti-trust laws. II
bas heretofore been regulated by each of the
48 states, in accordance with the laws and
conditions applicable to each state.
Justice Jackson, in criticizing this new in
terpretation, said: "I have little doubt tha]
U. the present trend continues, Federal regu
lation will eventually supersede that of the
states.”
The insurance industry is in utter confu
sion. State regulatory agencies do not knov
where they stand. To remedy the situation
the House of Eepresentatives in Congress, bj
a vote of almost 5 1-2 to 1, approved a bill
that not only renders inapplicable the Fed
•ral anti-trust laws to insurance, but clear!}
indicates that as a policy, the House favor:
preservation of Slate regulation wholly free o
Federal interference. The bill will now hav<
to go before the Senate.
That Justice Jackson’s fears are well jus
tified, is shown by the latest move of th<
anti-trust division of the Department of Jus
tice which plans to attack the railroads unde:
the anti-trust laws. The procedures which thi
department claims are violations of the Sher
man anti-trust act, for the most part have
been in effect for many years. Some of them
are necessary in order to comply with the
provisions of the Interstate Commerce Act.
Virtually every important act of a railroad
is already subject to the approval of the In
terstate Commerce Commission and regula
tory commissions of the various states. But
centralized government is reaching out for
more authority which at every turn limits or
destroys state and individual rights. Never be
fore did the preservation of individual and
states’ rights depend so completely on the
protection of Congress.
-„-v
The Pitiful Petain
Argentine diplomats in Europe, including a
member of the Rome legation staff, are re
ported from Goeteborg, Sweden, to have en
countered Marshal Petain, the rat Laval and
members of the Vichy cabinet at Freiberg,
on their way home from the Reich. They say
the octogenarian Petain is practically in col
lapse. can walk with difficulty and then only
with aid from his wife. The only direct quo
tation from him is that he is “delighted
France is freed.’’ They add that he will have
no communication with the Germans and re
fuses to speak to Laval.
The burden on Marshal Petain’s conscience
is enough to weigh him down. It is not sur
prising that he “seems to be in a trance.”
In contrast is the attitude of Pierre Laval,
who is described as maintaining cordial rela
tions with the Germans.
But there is something else of even greater
interest in the interview with the Argentine
party at Goeteborg—something which should
help in reshaping Argentinian public and of
ficial opinion. The former consul general at
Berlin, Miguel Angel de Gamas, who seems
to head the group, told interviewer:
“We encountered a spirit of desperation ev
erywhere. To give an idea of the chaos in
Germany, we had to wait a day at a town
near Rostock on our way to Sassnitz (a Bal
tic Sea ferry port) and Sweden because of
the transport disruption caused by Allied air
raids. Traveling conditions there are now
hopeless.
“We traveled for days across the Reich and
received no food or water. Luckily, we had
a few bottles of mineral water.
"At the town of Friedrichshafen, close to
the frontier, we saw many aircraft factories
completely flatened. Toward the Siegfried
Line region we saw old women and 12-year-old
children—even younger ones—digging defense
trenches.”
Reasonably, such testimony as this ought to
convince the government and the people of
Argentina that they have nothing to gain and
much to lose by clinging to the Hitlerites and
turning a cold shoulder to their fellow Ameri
can republics, including the United States,
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Fire Peril
Under the withering late summer sun, the
danger of fire increases. Forests and fields
are tinder dry. -Farm barns are crammed to
the roof with inflammable livestock feed.
This year the danger of fire is greater than
normal, because of the manpower shortage.
Forest protection agencies have lost many of
their trained “smoke chasers’’ and no longer
can count on large numbers of men to combat
conflagrations. Last year in the single state
of California, fires in timbered areas, water
sheds, and grain fields swept through 675,000
acres. Nine out of ten were man-made and
therefore preventable. Such fires do irrepar
able damage to the war effort. They destroy
natural resources that only time can replace.
Where standing timber has been wiped out,
this means hundreds of years.
From now until the first soaking fall rains,
efforts to prevent fire should be redoubled.
Extreme care should be used in burning trash.
Every cigarette butt should be completely ex
tinguished. Extreme caution should govern
the use of matches.
There are stiff penalties for failure to ob
serve preventative measures during the fire
season. But even these are futile unless the
public wholeheartedly cooperates with fire
preventiqp authorities. In most instances, the
thoughtless culprit whip starts a fire through
carelessness, is not apprehended. He may
wreak destruction totaling many millions of
dollars. He may also bring death of many
persons.
These are things we should take time to
think about during dry summer days.
-V
'-an t ivieasure Effects
Irresponsible spokaemen for labor attempt
to measure the man-hours lost through strikes
m terms of the time lost by the striking work
ers only. The hypocrisy of their method was
revealed during the Philadelphia transit strike.
In a letter to the President regarding that
strike, William H Davis, chairman of the
War Labor Board, wrote: “It involves up
ward of 6,000 employes of the Philadelphia
Transportation Company. . It is depriving
some 2,000,000 people of transportation, about
900,000 of whom are war workers.”
Actually no one can measure the far reach
ing effects of a wartime strike. Anyone who
even attempts to justify such a strike is tar
ring himself with the same brush of near
treason which blackens the soul of every strik
ing worker. The plain fact is that there is no
excuse whatsoever for strikes during wartime.
They will boomerang against the cause ol
legitimate unionism as surely as the sun rises,
Instead of trying to excuse past strikes
whose damage can never be repaired, union
1 rePresentatives should work to avoid further
1 strikes until the war is over and won.
Rubber From Honduras
Reports are in circulation that nurseries
which will eventually supply 1.200 and 1,800
pounds of raw rubber per acre annually are
being cultivated in Honduras. Taking the place
of Far Eastern rubber areas, now closed to
the United States, the Honduran nurseries are
expected to provide planting stock for tens
of thousands of acres of high yielding hevea
rubber. The stock is as good as any in the
world, according to Charles Morrow Wilson,
author of “Trees and Test Tubes.”
If the rumors are well founded and Hon
duras proves to be as satisfactory for rubber
production as the islands in the southwest
Pacific, It should be possible for this country
to meet its needs without paying the monopo
listic prices prevailing in the past and without
the long haul involved in importing from the
Orient—provided, of course, care is taken to
prevent the creation of another monopoly such
as the Dutch and English enjoyed for so many
years before the Japanese took their planta
tions away from them in the early rush of
their conquests.
Now that Honduras has joined Brazil and
Haiti in rubber cultivation it would seem that
this country may assure itself of a sufficient
supply from Latin America when the world
returns to normalcy. That still leaves the
problem of synthetic rubber plants built in
the war emergency to be solved.
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Careerist Reaches Top
By ARTHUR KROCK
WASHINGTON.—The pnnacle of Govern
ment employment, except in the State Depart,
ment, has usually meant a chief clerkship at
the end of active service and then retirement
on meager pay. In normal times these limi
tations have prevented innumerable men and
women of appropriate ability from making a
career of Government service. This is the
longstanding condition that has impelled the
Secretary of the Navy, Mr. Forrestal, in sea
son and out to urge that the top ranks of
Government be opened to trained public ser
vants and that the best possible facilities for
training them be provided.
In the State Department a number of As
sistant and Under Secretaries have been ca
reer men, and expandingly during the Roose
velt Administrations, chiefs of important dip
lomatic missions have been chosen from vet
erans in the foreign service field. The eleva
tion of Daniel W. Bell to be Under-Secretary
of the Treasury is another instance of what
Mrs. Forrestal has been talking about. But
the outstanding example has now been provid
ed by the President’s selection of J. A. Krug
to be Acting Chairman of the War Production
Board.
Mr. (or "Cap”) Krug is a trained public
servant. He specialized in public utility power
policies and the industry as a whole while a
student at the University of Wisconsin. Later
he took on a task for the Federal Communi
cations Commission for which his study quali
fied him. After that he was invited by the
Governor of Kentucky, now Senator, Albert B.
Chandler, to compose a rate controversy there.
But no sooner had he been introduced to the
Governor than that official startled him, and
broke every rule of politics in Kentucky, by
asking him to take charge of all the State’s
connections with utility services—a job Mr.
Krug carried out under a pledge made and
kept by Mr. Chandler that he would let him.
run 't as he chose, without political inter
ference.
The young expert’s next connection was with
the Tennessee Valley Authority, and there he
won the personal and official regard of one
of the truly great, though non-professional,
public servants of this age, John Lord O’Brian,
whose contribution to winning this war is as
large as it is unknown. That was Mr. Krug’s
stepping-stone to the high place he now oc
cupies.
When public power became a matter of
anxiety in the preparedness, and then in the
war, programs, Mr. O’Brian suggested that
the young man from TVA (he is now in his
middle thirties) be brought to Washington to
provide the supply. In those days a power
shortage was being freely predicted by high
officials of the Government, and this prospect
was intensified by the widespread drought that
reduced to a trickle water sources of power
in the following summer.
But under Mr. Krug’s direction the shortage
never appeared. He’ devised economy meas
ures; integrations that shifted the load and
diverted supply to needful areas from less
emergent ones; and a public-private power
pool that met our growing requirements.
Having proved his administrative and engi
neering skill in this effort, as previously in the
TVA purchase of Commonwealth and Southern
properties, Mr. Krug was given the direction
of the Program Requirements Committee, an
other large labor which he was successfully
performing until he joined the Navy some
months ago. Working first under Vice Chair
man Eberstadt of WPB, and then under Vice
Chairman Wilson, the young public servant
organized a staff which went over the war
waging requisitions of all departments and
bureaus conterned and trimmed them down to
lit tne supply, giving nrst perierence to me
programs of the Army and the Navy. His al
locations were subject to review by the di
rectors of the War Production Board, consist
ing of the heads of departments and agencies
chiefly engaged in supplying the war, but very
little alterations were made in Mr. Krug’s
parcels. At the same time, as chief of the
Office of War Utilities, he was keeping abreast
of his special field.
In the midst of all this Mr. Krug (technical
ly he is still Lieutenant Commander Krug,
USNR, inactive) originated or brought to full
development the mobile plants which have
solved power problems on both the home and
combat fronts. Four of these have been built
to move on rivers and lakes to points where
extra supply is needed or shortages threaten
ed, and they have generated sufficient energy
to meet requirements. The armed services
have adopted them for use abroad, assisting
floating and port operations of all kinds that
use power. Doubtless they will in time appear
as amphibious or even triphibious, providing
a new instrument for war and peace.
When the President sent Chairman Nelson
of WPB to China, and Vice Chairman Wilson
resigned, Mr. O’Brian urged that the Navy be
asked to release Lieutenant Commander Krug
to serve as acting chairman, and Secretary
Forrestal and the Army authorities enthu
siastically supported the idea.
The political and economic philosophies
which seem to be the bases of his WPB policy
have been received with great satisfaction
by believers in the free-enterprise system and
the advocates n 1 Government surrender of war
time controls as rapidly as possible. Mr. Krug
hopes, through the services of WPB men who
have comfj from industry, and through WPB’s
’TIS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
With The AEF
Guys From Brooklyn
By KENNETH L. DIXON'
WITH THE AEF IN FRANCE,
Sept. 21—(tft—Men of a heavy weap
ons company sat on a rainy hill
side eating K-Rations and trying
to heat coffee.
No, they didn’t know whether
such - and - such regiment was
around the bend of the road. How
ever, it should be having a very
busy time if it were there, some
body opined absenbly. Why? Well,
because the Germans also were
there.
“Well, so long as you’re going
to stay here a while,” Lt. Cor
nelius (Mickey) Grace of Brooklyn,
company commander, said present
ly, "You might as well write some
thing about us.”
“Okay—what’s new around here?
“Tell my wife I know all about
my new son now,” said Mickey
waving a fistful of mail. “I just got
letters giving the play-by-play.”
"That ain’t news, Lieutenant,”
said Pfc. Walter Comstock of
Cleveland, Ohio, “Everbody has
babies.”
‘Well, what is news about this
outfit?” the lieutenant asked.
‘‘Too many Brooklyn guys,"
snapped Sgt. Simon Weisman, 32
year-old ex-lawyer from Minneap
olis, chewing a chunk of K-Ration
cheese as he spoke.
“Who else is from Brooklyn?”
“Well, you asked for it,” said
Weisman wearily. “Line up men.
Get your notebook out. I will intro
duce them sowly."
“These other two lieutenants are
Leo Lamar, machinegun platoon
leader, and Hyman Pregam^fit, an
81-mm mortar platoon leader.
That’s three Brooklyn officers
which should give you the germ of
the idea.”
Grins spread around the faces
of the dirty soldiers grabbing their
first rest in several days as the
introductions continued.
“Reading from left to right,
these are G. I.’s Pfc. William Ga
ble, machinegunner who used to
work in Brooklyn. The rest are
privates who live in Brooklyn—if
they ever get home again, which
some of them are beginning to
doubt. They are Alan Melville, Ro
sario Spinelli and Louis Rivera, all
machinegunners.' ’
“That seems to be all of them
around at the moment, but there
are plenty more if you want them
rounded up. Also, we’ve got a few
Bronx boys and if that’s not enough
here’s Sc! Nagorsky, for instance,
another private.”
Just then a short, stocky, pug
nosed Irishman came stalking up.
He had a Pfc’s single stripe on
his shirt
“Oh, yes, if that’s not news,
here’s Irish Bobby Brady, former
featherweight fighter from Jersey
City. He’s fought all the champs.
He’s still fighting, too. Tell him
about those four Germans the other
day, Bobby.”
‘Aw, forgot it,” said Brady, legi
timately embarrassed. “I just
lost me head, that’s all.”
“No, now you tell him,” insisted
Weisman.
“Well, I sees these muggs walk
ing along the road and they comes
up to some dead doughboys and
they stand there laughting and
pointing at them. You see, me cap.
tain has just been killed a little
while before,” explained Bobby,
'so before I thought,I just lost me
head and tied into them.”
"All four of them he knocks
down with his bare fists,” said a
grinning soldier nearby, “and it
25 Years Ago
(FROM THE FILES
OF THE STAR-NEWS)
SEPTEMBER 22, 1919
CINCINNATI — Cincinnati won
the toss for the opening game in
the World Series at the meeting of
the National Baseball commission
yesterday. The first game will be
played on Wednesday, October 1
at Cincinnati.
Marvin Carr, third son of Gene
ral Julian S. Carr of Durham, died
in a New York hospital Sunday
according to a telegram itceived
by the Dispatch today from Gene
ral Carr.
R. D. Cronly, Jr., has returned
to the University of Virginia,
where he will resume his course
in law.
The Literary Guidepost
BY JOHN' SELBY
‘By Valour and Arms,” bj
James Street; (Dial: $3).
James street has set out to see
that the west gets its share oi
credit for its effort in the Wai
Between the States. “By Valour
and Arms” is the latest install
ment, the third of what he expects
to be a set of six books on this same
general subject. It fits rather
loosely into the framework, al
though some of the old characters
return — a Dabney or so, Keith
and Moma Alexander, and a few
minor examples.
Hr. Street believes the Union
was saved in the west. Most peo
ple, he thinks, have no idea ol
the way in which Robert E. Lee
and his Virginia clique stole the
show, or that had Lee not done so,
the south might have netted far
more from the war. Might even
have won it. The Battle of Frank
lin was more bloody than Gettys
burg, he points out, and although
Vicksburg held out more than a
year, when the town finally fell
the disaster for the south compar
industry committees, to persuade
private enterprise to meet the fair
test he proposes of its ability to
govern itself through the difficult
period of reconversion.—New York
Times
ed, Mrs. Streets suggests, with the
effect of Hastings on England.
There is a tremendous amount
of unfamiliar historical matter in
“By Valour and Arms.” Mr. Street
sometimes commits one of the car
dinal sins of historical novelists,
incidentally. He stops the narra
tive on numerous occasions, ad
justs his spectacles, and reads his
audience a short lecture on the
meaning of this or that. What
saves him is that almost without
exception, the lectures are amus
ing. So is the story which serves
as skeleton for Mr. Street’s liter
ary critter.
Basically, this is the story of
how the Confederacy built the
“Arkansas,” the legendary iron
clad put together on the Yazoo
and used to harass the Union
forces so effectively tha ther name
raised Union gooseflesh. It begins
with the “Arkansas” and ends with
the fall of Vicksburg, traversing
meanwhile a good deal of histroy
and the complicated lcve affairs
of several peope. I liked Wyeth
Woodward, a Confederate gun
ner’s mate from Missouri, best of
the men, and Laurel Mac.Kenzie,
! his fiance, best of the women.
These were just people of average
pluck and better than average loy
alty, and could be reported on that
plane. The personality and exploits
of Simeon St. Leger Granville were
a little heady for my taste,
although his agreement with time,
period and setting is unquestioned.
was all so quick we hardly saw it
happen.”
“Say, Sergeant,” interrupted the
lieutenant, “if he wants news, tell
him about your decorations and
how you turned down a soft com
mission because you wanted to
fight as an infantryman.”
It was glib Weisman’s turn to be
embarrassed, but he recovered
quickly.
‘Naw, decorations are a dime a
dozen and keep quiet about that
other busiwess, Lieutenant. I’ve got
a law practice to think about and
nobody will ever want a crazy man
defending him in court.”
“Well, I guess that’s that,” sigh
ed the lieutenant. “Come back
some other time and we’ll try to
dope opt some news.”
RUSSIANS CLAIM
FINNS AID NAZIS
MOSCOW, Sept. 21. — (tf>) —Ger
man troops have been permitted
to remain in Finland unmolested
since September 15 despite a pre
armistice promise the Finns made
to intern or drive out all Nazi sol
diers by that day, Russian news
papers charged today.
“The Germans haven’t left Fin
nish territory yet and it is obvious
that they intend to offer resis
tance,” Izvestia declared, accus
ing the Finns of breaking the pro
mise which was the basic condi
tion whereon the Russian army sus
pended hostilities.
Pravda, joining Izvestia in ac
cusing the Helsinki government
of breach of faith, said:
“Although one week has passed
not a single German soldier has
been handed over to the Allies. Hit
ler’s radio Berlin continues to
broadcast all over the world that
German troops are evacuating
Finnish territory with the officious
aid of Finnish authorities.”
All newspapers agreed that Fin
land had been “one of the most*
stubborn allies of Germany” and
“tried to remain faithful to Hitler
until the last moment.”
NEW YORK, Sept. 21.—(#)— The
Finnish home radio broadcast to
night a police announcement or
dering “all German and Hungarain
subjects in Finland” to report to
the nearest police station by 11
a.m. Friday for internment.
The broadcast, reported by the
federal communications commis
sion, instructed the German and
Hungarian nationals to bring bed
ding and personal belongings with
them.
_ ir
Daily Prayer
FOR ACCEPTED PROVIDENCES
As we peer over the boundaries
of our petty personal interest, we
see Thy stately steppings, O Lord
God of Hosts, across the history
of time. the largeness of Thy
ways awes and chastens us. Thou
art the Lord of endless ages; and
even our dull eyes may see how
Thou are working Thy purposes
out. Quicken our understanding,
we pray, that we may behold Thy
Presence in this transforming era.
In deepest reverence, may we seek
to lay hold upon Thy pure will
tor us and our. day. Grant us
strength to accept whatever Thou
sendest—even to the sacrifice of
our dear ones in battle-as part
cu Thy Father design. Deliver us
from the sm of living small and
material lives in a large and spir
itual time. Turn our thoughts
more and more insistently to a
contemplation of Thy ways with
our fathers across the centuries.
W T EnCrCaSe °Ur faith-” Amen‘
BY KIRKE L. SIMPSON
Associated Press War «,
Nazi forces on all fV.ayst
Europe are reeling under « 111
nized Russian-Allied blow •'>'
is around the Arnhem EatV, 1!
Holland to the vulnerable rta'V 1:1
coastal plain that the
mediate crisis for Germany
parent. ' • 15 Sp.
Complete allied success «
could set the whole Nazi \v’
front from the Swiss horde-, '
North sea rocking. It cn id
the beginning of" the end
battle of the Rhine almost L “
it actually began. ‘ befc*
They acknowledged that «. *
fight on that narrow sector of '*
500 mile wide West front
prove “decisive.” Yet swi't
seizure intact of the Niimw
bridge across the 1 o w e r w
strongly indicates a confused .!
uncertain situation with n
ranks at that critical poi-, ■
which Field Marshal MonW
ery’s chargin tanks and lean'-?
gmg air borne forces were
full advantage. ’
111 ere was no question that Moot
gomery w a s alreadv shU*tW
heavy ground forces across the -1
important Nijmegen bridge in>,
not only ot quick relief for V
advance air-borne troops enets'!
beseiged at or near Arnhem L
also on widening his front north
of the Rhine as quickly as possible
It appeared a dangerously narrow
salient so far as it could be faced
on the maps and allied headquar'
ers emphasized that Montgomery
had lost no time in expanding j
base line south of the Waal-Rh®,
and the Maas to guard against
possible Nazi flanking thrusts
Not until the last Rhine cros
sings are secured and Montgomery
is in' a position to begin pouring
forces through t h e Arnhem-E®
merich gap will his next objec
tives become apparent. \
German failure to hold or de.
stroy the Nijmegen bridge had
greatly intensified the triple-threat
nature of the allied left flank sur
prise operations.
Front-line reports are already
picturing the battle as a perfect
demonstration of ground-air coop
eration. Secretary Stimson cited it
as an example of military achieve
ment. complete tactical surprise o'
the foe.
.--V
RUSSELL COURT
HEARING OPENS
Preliminary hearing opened
Thursday morning in Recorder's
court for Raymond Russell, Pul
man conductor of 2008 Brandon
road, charged with assanftig sier*
iff s'officers, State Highway patrol
men, and a James Walker Memor
ial hospital nurse following a xr.r-f
by the Highway officers to arret
Wilmar Latham for speeding let
Saturday night on the Wrightsu
Beach road.
Russell, pleading not guilty It
the series of assaults and to re
sisting arrest, had not taken til
stand Thursday morning. He is re
presented by Aaron Goldberg.
Patrolman J. L. Flowers, U
first witness, recited the routine
manner in which he halted LaiM
for traveling at a clocked speed
of 60 miles an Sour. He was o:s
cussing the matter with Latham
outside the car, when Huswj
Latham’s passenger, intercede
and began to use profane language,
the officer said.
To shorten Flowers’ story, Pa
trolman M. S. rarvin and Rus
sell’s wife pleaded with Russeu t
refrain from his violence, M
lUillULUllS WCIC H
on him. Russell was brought .) ■
the courthouse, and the handout ■
removed on his word that he ’ H
sorry for his conduct. No soe!'eI H
were the cuffs off, Flowers s«A ■
than Russell began to slug s=“';' I
Ke delivered a cutting blow to K< ■
patrolman's jaw. Flowers "I
was sprained and severely brunet ■
in the attempt to subdue Bus^ ■
Russell continued his wild h.■
in the elevator all the way up ■ ■
the jail on the third floor, he sa. ■
Russell was "knocked on.
the time he arrived at the . ■ ■
and was promptly carried L- ■
hospital for treatment. \n,
pensary, he revived sufficient > ■
attack Deputy Sheriffs R- ” • ■
and Graham Koonce, and, e‘ ■
with the handicap of handcuu. - ■
‘bite” the hand of Nurse ■
Campbell, according to FW'di
Flowers said Russell con!‘"“;|H
his kicking-biting-slugging ■
until he was given a drug tna. ■
him sound asleep. j I
Flowers asserted that ■
"had had a drink but was no. K
der the influence of alcohol. ■
Frank Klenor Thursday ■
found guilty of selling whie °u^ ■
prohibited hours, fined $50 m * ■
and given six months on the co ■
farm, sentence suspended on
ment of fine and on conditk-^B
two years’ good behavior: ;. H
asked a 10 days’ stay in the J ■
ment. I
Larger Appropriations I
For Charities Need*!
-|B
KINSTON, Sept. 21. 'M
State Board of Charities «■ ■
lie Welfare will ask !ncr®a‘“jj it I
propriations to expand i!S
needy aged and depenae
dren in 1945-47, Dr. Ellen
commissioner of welfare. - I
an address here today , -<■
She spoke at a meenng
Lenoir county community ■
which honored welfare si j II
dent George W. Hanha-**1 (
years of service in that o -- ■

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