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DEWEY WILL SEEK
INDEPENDENT VOTE ALBANY, Oct. 4— UP) —Indica tions that Gov. Thomas E. Dewey planed to direct a larger share of (,is presidential campaign appeals toward the so-called “indepen dent' voters developed today as the Republican nominee labored on an address scheduled for Char leston. W. Va., Saturday night. Ready to reply to any attacks piesident Roosevelt may make in a radio talk tomorrow night, pewey huddled with Elliott V. gell, his chief assistant in speech writing Although lacking any inkling of what the President will say in his broadcast, most of the Dewey camp leaders appeared to believe the phase of the campaign repre sented by Mr. Roosevelt’s attack Sept. 23 on the GOP, and Dewey’s vigorous retort at Oklahoma City, nlay have ended. With the idea of taking advan tage of developments as they oc cur. Dewey and his advisers are keeping his speaking dates for the remainder of the campaign subject to change. In New York, the Republican Rational Committee announced Oct. 24 had been set for Minneapo lis and the following day for Chi cago. -Tames C. Hagerty, the Governor’s executive assistant, said tentative arrangements had been made for Dewey to go to Boston Nov. 1. Hagerty said Dewey would not go to St. Louis Oct. 12, contrary to previous reports, and there seemed to be doubt the nominee would revisit Missouri. He went to St. Louis for a Republican Governors’ Conference early in the campaign and made train platform appearances at Monnet L._KX VY X A/ T'M 'TUbe glad when I grow up so / can shave with Marlin Blades!" City Briefs WAR RELIEF CLOTHING Clothing to be sent overseas for war relief may be taken to St- Andrew’s Covenant Presby terian church, 15th street en trance, between 9 o’clock and 12 noon every morning through Oct. 9, it was announced last night by Mrs. W. F. Mcllwain. FOOD MEETING Notices have been mailed to the Wilmington Food Advisory committee of a meeting to be held at the Chamber of Com merce Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with Hillman Moody, district representative of the War Food Administration. ST. AMAND AT HOME Ashley T. St. Amand, 120 South 16th St., has returned to the city after attending funer al services of his mother-in law, Mrs. Mary V. Cox, Sun day afternoon in Winterville. AUXILIARY MEETING The Ladies auxiliary of the Senior Fraternity of the Bri gade Boys’ club will hold its monthly meeting tonight at 8 o’clock at the home of Mrs. Alan Brinson, 813 South Fifth street, VICTORY BELLES There will be a meeting of the Victory Belles at the Sec ond and Orangie USO club to night at 7:30 o’clock in Lounge “B”. Important busi ness will be transacted. FINDS MULE James Kermon, of 33 Fine r.rest Parkwav. ic hnlriino* •» fine bay male, which he says he found Monday wandering in the Greenfield Lake sec tion. Kermon says he is tak ing cane of the animal until the owner applies for it BRIGADE SEASON The Brigade Boys’ club will open its 1944-45 season with a joint meeting of all the groups that were members last year and those wishing to become members this year, tomorrow night at 7 o’clock- At this time plans will be made and sched ules drawn up for gym class es, group clubs, shop classes game rooms, bowling and other club activities. -V It takes 120 cubic feet to store one ton of paper in rolls, but only eight cubic feet to store a ton of pig lead. and Springfield on his cross country tour. ENGINEERS SEE DIESEL MOVIE A sound film entitled *Diesel-the Modern Power” was shown to the Wilmington Engineers’ club at its regular, monthly meeting last night at 6:30 o’clock at the Friendly cafeteria banquet room. The film was obtained by Ed Wooten of the Texas Oil compa from the Cleveland Diesel Engine division of General Motors corpor ation, and showed the advance made in the diesel industry, the part it is playing in the war, the constructon and operation of die sel engines and what may be ex pected from them in the future. Two new members were accept ed by the club. They are W. J. Turner, principal assistant engi ner of the Altantic Coast Line rail road, and C. J. Piastre, also of the Coast Line. G. G. Thomas, president of the club, appointed George Avant, W. T. Myers and Stephen Prevost to serve as a committee to nominate the club officers to be elected in January. The elective officers are to be nominated by or before the regular November meeting. Another committee, to report on the feasibility of procuring year book for the club, comprised of T. R. Cobb, chairman, T. J. Hewitt and McKean Maffitt, was appoint ed. The club voted to have H. E. Hicks, secretary - treasurer, bring the service roll of honor of the club up to date. Four guests attended the meet ing. Miss Marion Frink was made an honorary member of the club. H. B. Smith is the first civilian member of the club to go through two naval diesel schools. - V — ■ Obituaries w. M. CHINNIS The funeral of W. M. Chinnis, Sr. of Market St. Road will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Friday, at St. Mathew’s Lutheran Church on 17th St. Rev. Carl Fisher assist ed by Rev. C. D. Barclift will of ficiate. Burial will be in the Na tional Cemetery with the Ameri can Legion, Post No. 10 in charge. Mr. Chinnis is survived by his widow, one son W. M. Chinnis, Jr., of Wilmington, his mother Mrs. Carrie Williams, one brother, H. L. Chinnis both of St. Peters burg, Florida. Active pallbearers will be George G. Avant, Bert W. Blake, Henry Sherman, K. B. Swain, E. A. Ganey, and L. H. Reynolds. Honorary pallbearers will be Rufus V. Williams, R. T. Presson, M. R. Barnes, M. G. Schnibben, W. D. Small, A. G. Seitter, C. F. Seitter, Jr.»- and the American Legion Post No. 10. The body will remain at Yopp’a Funeral Home until time for the funeral. W. R. HICKMAN Willie R. Hickman, 61-year-old farmer of Shallotte, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday at James Walker Me morial hospital after a short ill ness. Funeral services will be held Thursday from the Chapel church at Hickman Cross Road at 10 a.m. The Rev. W. G. Lowe will offici ate. Burial will be in the Hickman graveyard. Active pallbearers will be Carl Long, Ray Long, Henry Hickman, Raymon Hickman, Vernie Hickman and Luther Hickman. ELISHE KING SCOTTS HILL, Oct. 4 — Elishe King, 83, died at his residence, here, at 2 o’clock Wednesday aft ernoon after a long illness. He is survived by his widow, Ida Raymond King, Scotts Hill; a daughter; Mrs. O. P. Rochelle, Raleigh; and two sons, A. L. and Guy King, of Wilmington. Interment will be held at the family cemetery at Scotts Hill, at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Active pallbearers: J. S. Ray nor, Bert Leiner, A. A. Hobbs, John Sanders, Erby King and Raymond Hobbs. ponorary Pallbearers: Dr. L. D. Bryan, W. S. Rochelle, B. E. Wil liams, Jack Hardison, L. T. Lan den, Ed Scott, S. W. Brinson, John Walton,' H. W. Dixon and T. L. Brown. T7 PATTON FORCES IN FORT D NT (Continued from Page On|) men and tanks, but information reaching headquarters said they were considerably lighter than were to be expected in storming one of the main fort rings of the German defensive system. One factor in this, officers said, was that the Nazi apparently never i expected infantry to slug through ' the barbed wire and moat defens es and that fortress guns, conse quently, would not depress far enough to cover the last close-up approaches. Patton’s men wriggled under the big guns on their bellies. By far, the most critical impor tance' was attached to the First army’s smash toward Cologne and Dueesldorf. Paul Joseph Goebbels, Germany’s mobilization director, was reported by the German news agency DNB to haverrushed to the west and implored the war-weary people to give the last ounce of effort. -V RIVER PASSES CREST The Cape Fear river at Wilming ton had reached its crest yester day and is expected to remain at that level today, the local weath er bureau reported yesterday. Dependency Benefits Agents In Wilmington Captain John A. Cumberland and Lieutenant William H. Spitalny of the Atlantic office of the field In vestigations branch of the War De partment office of dependency benefits are in room 30 in the base ment of the postoffice to Investi gate dependency claims in connec tion with family allowances. They will be in town until noon tomor. row. Those who have received appoint ment requests from the regional Field Investigations Branch office are cautioned to be prompt in keep ing their appointments and to bring with them all evidence listed in the request, including their applica tion number and the soldier’s Ar my serial number- Failure to keep such an appointment may result in the discontinuance of the family allowance, officials stated. Those who expeci .0 confer with the ODB officer are advised to bripg with them their proof of earnings, if any, and all other avail able financial data bearing on the'-r income or living expenses. 5o,ooo¥detroit ALONE NOW IDLING (Conttamed from Page One) ed away from their jobs. J. A. Le verldge, district vice -president of the Flour, Feed and Cereal Un ion (AFL), said the seven compa nies involved declined to negoti ate a contract until the strikers return to work. At Norwood, Ohio, 2,400 United Automobile Workers (AFL) union members walked out at the Globe Wernicke company, protesting al leged company refusal to reim burse two workers for time lost during a week’s suspension. At Nashville, Tenn., 172 con struction workers were idle in a union dispute. -V The Sahara Desert has an area of more than 2,000,000 square miles. PUPILSWILL HAVE CLUB AFTERNOONS (Continued from Page One) of the City Recreation department. One of the members of the PTA plans to be or. duty as hostess: each afternoon. “The student- are not invited to use the club over the week-end, as the service men and women tax its capacities at that time. This; service to the young people is only an additional one on the part of the USO to the young people of the community. Its chief function; is still with men and women in armed forces and their families.” i Regarding the further report that1 all of Wilmington’s USO clubs were to be closed it has been explained that the question of their con- i tinued use was brought up at the last meeting of the USO council and on recommendation of Col. Adam E. Potts, commanding offi cer at Camp Davis, no change in operational programs or personnel will be considered as long as the military personnel in this area has need for them. Here’s The Simple Easy Way Thai i COLORS HMR JET BUCK 1 YOU CAN DO IT at homa ... no waiting . C Ac for results ... OfllyOU COLORS HAIR THAT IS STREAKED. GRAf. DULL. FADED. BURNT AND LIFELESS—The very first appli cation of BLACK STRAND Hair Coloring imparls natural like jet black beauty to hair that is streaked, gray, faded, burnt and off-color. 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