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TO BE IMPROVED The proposed re-surfacing of the Wrightsville Beach causeway, and the construction of a new bridge over sturgeon’s creek in Bruns wick county, the scene of a sen ous accident •several weeks 36° were announced yesterday by C E Brown of the State Highway and Public Works commission headquarters in Fayetteville. 'Brown said contract for. the im provement of the causeway had been let to F. D. Cline, contactors, of Raleigh, and that work would begin between October 25 and No vember 1. The amount involved is approximately $7,000. The new layer of sand-asphalt resurfacing material will be laid from the end of the concrete pave ment on U. S. Highway 74 and 76, west of the sound, across the Wrightsville causeway on Harbor Island to the beginning of th✓con crete pavement on the channel bridge, Brown explained. Contract for the building of the Sturgeon’s creek bridge has not been let, but the Highway commis sion is asikng for bids today. They will be received at state headquarters of the commission in Raleigh. It is proposed that the span will be constructed of steel beams, with concrete decks. The Highway com mission already has the steel ma terials on hand; the contractor will furnish labor and concrete. The cost is expected to be in the neigh borhood of $10,000. The old Sturgeon’s creek bridge was seriously damaged when an oil tanker crashed into an overturned automobile at the site and explod ed, September 24, spilling burning gas over the structure. One man was killed and five were painfully burned in the accident. Brown observed that the State Highway Commission nad no other outstanding projects in mind for the southeastern section of the state “until after the war.” --V ALLIES SHELL JAP POSITIONS - SOUTHEAST ASIA COMMAND HEADQUARTERS, Kandy, Ceylon. Oct. 18.—(iP)—Japanese positions near Buthedaung on the Arakan front in southwestern Burma were shelled heavily for the second straight day yesterday, Allied headquarters announced today. The communique from Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten’s head quarters said a large ammunition dump was one of the enemy tart gets hit. In the Chin hills sector fighter bombers also made concentrated attacks in support of the Allied drive on Tiddim, strategic Japa nese base in northwest Burma. At the same time Allied head quarters revealed that intensive psychological warfare Yas being waged against the Japanese in the Burma theater. The Indian field broadcasting unit, headquarters said, has dis tributed 6,000,000 leaflets, fired from mortars, calling on the Jap anese to hurrender. The same out fit has employed loudspeakers. In addition, two newspapers— “Battle Newspaper” and “Spirit of the Air”—have been dropped to Japanese troops and civilians in Burma. --v New Hanover County Vies With Durham In Month's Liquor Sales RALEIGH, Oct. 18.—UP)—Liquor sales in North Carolina during the month, of September totalled $1, 969,307.40, the state alcoholic bev erages control board announced today. New Hanover and Durham coun. ties, which also led in sales dur ing August, showed the highest receipts. New Hanover sales to talled $276,365.40 in September compared with $257,920.70 in Au gust, and Durham sales totalled $236,628.25 during September as compared with $228,645.95 in Au guest. Total sales for the month showed an increase of $186,248.75 ever August, when the total was $1,783,148.65. Other sales by counties are: Beaufort, $42,739.60, Bertie $33, 856.70, Carteret $45,158.65, Chowan $27,105.05, Craven $63,899.90, Cum berland $161,093.40, Dare $9,257.60, Edgecombe $90,524.10, Greene $12,725.50, Halifax $90,935.70, Le noir $102,317.55, Martin $41,083.55, Moore $55,417.40, Nash $67,537.75, Onslow $78,143.60, Pasquotank $56,131.50, Pitt $88,593.40, Tyrrell $6,544.95, Vance $49,008.25, Wake $180,205.35, Warren $26,541.75, Washington $17,520.95, and Wilson $110,152.45. II. HMD COLD STUFFINESS Q 3. CHAPPED SKIN □ 3. CLOGGED UP NOSTRILS □ 4. CHEST COLD TIGHTNESS □ S. SPLIT, CRACKED LIPS □ 6. NASAL IRRITATION □ 7. SORE, ACHING MUSCLU □ 8. WINDBURN □ 9. NEURALGIC HMDACHE □ 10. DRY NOSTRILS □ Mentholatum relieve* not just one, but ell ten of these discom forts. That’s why so many thou sands keep cooling, soothing 'Mentholatum always on hand. In convenient jars or tubes, ZOt. Washingtonian Addresses Public Welfare Institute RALEIGH, Oct. 18. —(/P)— The postwar relationship between the fields of education and public wel fare will be for workers in each field to cooperate in meeting their mutual problems, Dr. Bess Goody koontz of Washington, assistant commissioner of the U. S. Office of Education, said here tonight in an address at the annual Public Welfare Institute. Dr. Goodykoontz cited seven spe cific examples of problems the schools will face after the war which will be “quite as much pub lic welfare’s problems.” They are, she said: 1, adjustment of dis placed war workers; 2., keeping young persons in school; 3,, pro viding education opportunities for returned service personnel; 4-, pro viding educational services for chil dren of employed women; 5., im proving the health and physical condition of school children; 6., restoring the nation’s professional services; 7., participation in in ternational cultural relations. Dr. Goodykoontz suggested the adoption of a joint program to at tack these problems and gave as its goals: Having every child at tend school from the ages of six through 17; that such education be effectively free; that remedial and educational facilities be provided for all handicapped children and youth, and that post-high school education be provided to all who show reasonable expectation of profiting from it. R. G. Deyton, assistant director of the budget, opened the welfare institute with an address this morning and declared, “it is the government’s responsibility to care for the needy.” Elizabeth Wickenden, Washing ton representative of the Ameri can Public Welfare association, will speak Thursday pn “the re lationship of public welfare to post war problems.” The institute will end Friday. B-29’S LOOSE HEAVY LOADS WASHINGTON, Oct. 18.— UP) - The Army disclosed today that B 29 superfortresses on their Oct. 14 raid against Formosa, dropped almost as many tons of bombs as were loosened by six times as large a force of smaller Italy-bas ed B-17 and B-24 bombers on the same day. An Army Air Force spokesman, emphasizing the tremendous strik ing power of the B29s, said they flew a round trip of 2,300 miles between China bases and the tar get of Okayama, major Japanese aircraft repair and supply sta tion. This is about 1,083 miles farther than 15th Air Force planes flew to reach their targets in Italy and Germany. Neither the number of B-29s noi the exact bomb tonnage was giv en, but the AAF official said "the comparison gives a very good in dication of the effectiveness of the B-29.” jlwu ui me bupcauiucssca vvcit put out of action op the Okayama raid, one when it crash-landed in friendly territory. The other is listed as missing. The 15th Air Force lost 23 planes on the same day, the spokesman said, adding: “The loss figures are not sub ject to fair comparison because of the difference in opposition en countered, but from the personnel standpoint and tonnage of bomb standpoint they indicate that in the long run the big, expensive bombers are more economical than the smaller bombers. They are significant as far as our long range thinking and planning are concerned-” He said that the 23 planes lost by the 15th Air Force represented a loss in flying personnel of about six to one compared with this par ticular B-29 mission, since the smaller bombers require crews ot ten men each as against a crew of eleven for the B-29s. Citing construction costs, he said the B-29s average about $600,000 each as against the B-17 and B-24 cost of $200,000 to $250, 000. l -V It requires a temperature of 1775 degress Centigrade to melt plati num. MANY DISABLED VETS SEEK JOBS The fact that the Germans, the Japanese and the rigors of military 1 training are exacting a heavy toll ■ in disabling American servicemc#. : is indicated by the September re port of the U. S. Employment Serv- l ice that was issued yesterday by : Peter A. Reavis, interviewer in , charge. More than 17 per cent, or 32, of the World War II veterans com pleting applications for jobs in the Wilmington area offices last month were handicapped, while more than 32 per cent of the veterans placed on jobs, or 33, were handicapped. Naturally, medical discharges form the bulk of those being issued be fore the war ends. In September, 187 veterans ap plied for jobs, 187 completed their applications for work. 129 referrals were made to local jobs, and 103 were actually placed in jobs. These figures, Reavis explained, include veterans who may have registered in previous months, or who may have been placed in more than one job during the month. The figures do not include World War I veter ans, nor those who returned to old jobs or to agricultural work. In the past three months, July through September, 453 placements of ex-service men were made herfe. Seven hundred and eighty-eight had applied for work, 343 completed , applications, and 583 were referred to local employment. An amendment to the Priorities Referral plan exempting veterans of this war from employment ceil ing determinations recently be came effective. __v SPECIAL COURT TERM NEW BERN, Oct. 18.—Judge I. M. Meekins of Elizabeth City has ordered a special two-week’s term of Federal court, for the hearing of civil cases, beginning December 4. He held one of the longest and most crowded crimi nal terms here last week that has ■ confronted him for some years, and not enough time was left for the hearing of pending civil suits including remaining condemna tion suits invilving land taken by the government for military purposes in this area. -V BUY WAR BONDS AND STAMPS JAPANESE MOVE UP SIX MILES CHUNGKING, Oct. 18- — (IP) — A six - mile Japanese advance through Chinese positions north of Kweilin, strategic Kwangsi pro vince city, was announced tonight by the Chinese high command. A communique said the enemy, temporarily blocked in bitter fight ing during the last 12 days had succeeded in driving to a point 18 miles west of Hingan. The Japa nese attack was mounted during the night of Oct. 16 by a large force. The enemy aim is to out Elank Kweilin, which lies 25 miles south of Hingan. On the west river front far south of Kweilin, the high command said, Japanese forces which at tacked Chinese positions several miles wes* of Pingnam were thrown back yesterday. Fighting vas reported continuing northwest if the town, which is 80 miles southeast of Liuehow, grand objec tive of the enemy’s westward push into Kwangsi from Canton. It was disclosed, that U- S. 14th tor, Force planes which attacked! rapanese shipping at Hong Kong VIonday had struck a .heavier blow ban was first announced. Eight rapanese ships; totalling more than 40,000 tons were sunk; seven ships with more than 23,000 tons lisplacement were damaged and live more probably were damaged i communique from Gen. Joseph iV. Stilwell’s headquartehs said. The communique' said the hom ier and fighter formations which struck Hong Kong’s unusual con :entration of shipping were among hf largest ever mustered by the ,4th Air Force. -V BOARD OF HEALTH WAITING REPORT The Board of Health is still wait ing for the results of a survey of its administrative and medical practices, conducted through the summer by several representatives af the United States Public Health Service. The last part of the survey was made the middle of August. The report was scheduled to be com piled by Dr. W. K. Sharpe, Jr., supervisor of United States Public Health work in this district, and presented to the local board. Dr. A. H. Elliot ,city - county lealth officer, requested the con lucting of the over-all review of he operation of the local health set-up after it was the target of ittack by the city government last spring. The objections to the func ioning jf the Health department were cen tered in criticisms of what were termed inadequate sanitary inspec ions of waste disposal facilities, ind like activity. Goldsboro Dodtor And Nurse Held On Abortion Charges GOLDSBORO, Oct. 18 —(*—The state bureau of Investigation said i today that police officers arrested , Dr. Heck Person, Goldsboro physi cian, late last night after warrants had been issued charging him with murder in connection with an alleged abortion performed on a Williamston girl here June 10. Deputy Sheriff H. IJ. Gardner said Dr. Person spent the night in jail and is being held without bond, i as is the physician’s nurse, whom 1 special SBI Agent L. W. Tappen listed as Carrie Wiley, who was - taken into c us t o d y yesterday charged with being an accessory to murder in the alleged abortion. In Raleigh, SBI director xnomas 'reekmore said the pair probably vould be tried in Wayne coUnty it the next term of criminal court vhich opens November 27. He said varrants had been issued charging 5r. Person with performing two ibortions in additon to the one in vhich the victim, listed by the SBI is Beulah Brown, died. All alleg idly were performed earlier in he year. Creekmore said that convictions in charges of abortion carry a sentence of from one to ten years md fines at the discretion of the :ourt. ■ . _ LARGE THRONGS ATTEND qRCUS With the largest crowds ever to attedn an outdoor amusement ev ent in Wilmington on hand at ev ery performance, the Legion Thrill Circus 'will give continuous per formances today from 2 p.m. until 3 a.m. The extra performance will be for the employes of the N. C. Shipyard corporation on the night shift who cannot attend the regu lar afternoon and evening shows and will begin at Ll:30 p.m. and end at 3 a.m. with the midway at tractions, shows, rides and amuse ments all open until the eariy morning closing. Tickets for the extra show can be purchased at an office at the main entrance ol the ship yards. Regular performances will be at 3 this afternoon and tonight at 8 p.m- at Legion Stadium. Jack Kochman’s Hollywood Hell Drivers will be the extra added feature, in conjunction with the 12 circus acts—on Friday after noon and evening—at 3:15 and at 8:15 p.m.—a double feature show, announces Tom B. Hughes, Le gion chairman. The Hell Drivers will arrive early Friday morning and will appear in front of the grand stand afternoon and night. Arrangements are being made to handle large crowds on Friday by the Legionaires. Ten of the world’s greatest daredevils will be on the program of racing, smashing, and crashing automobiles and motorcy cles. The grandstand circus acts will be shown between each Hell Driver stunt event. -V INSURANCE MAN KILLED ROXBORO, Oct. 18.—(iP)—Lewis Pervis Tray, 39, of. Roxboro, rep resentative of an insurance com pany (Gate City Life) was killed on Highway 70 near Hillsboro to day when his car turned over. --V BUY WAR BONDS AND STAMPS KENDRICK TALKS ON Cl MEASDRE E. H. Kendrick, field auditor for the Unemployment Compensation Commission, outlined for the Ki wanis club yesterday the provi sions of the GI Bill of Eights re cently signed by the President Mr. Kendrick has made a study) of the bill in connection with his duties with the UCcThTT^ on each of its features and ^ ed the methods by which !tt*' ans could apply for th or assistance available Mrs. Charles Block 1,!? eral vocal and piano nu-T the enjoyment of the k"°N She was accompanied bv to?* G. Robertson. y Donald King, president club, presided. 5t BUY WAR BONDs~A^~g_ 1 \ Have a Coca-Cola ='The family welcomes you ... or greeting new and old friends Unexpected visitors can be expected in wartime. Sons bring home their wives; Soldiers on farlough drop in without notice. New neighbors come to call; With wartime shortages, a simple but hearty welcome is best. It s what you share in friendliness, not what you have, that counts. There’s no more friendly greeting than Have a “Coke”. And you can play host on a moment’s notice when you have Coca-Cola on hand in your refrigerator. Have a “Coke” says Welcome... makes new and old friends feel at home with you and yours. IOTTLED UNDE* AUTHORITY Of THE COCA-OOW COMPANY »Y to acquire friendly abbrevia tions. That s why you hear WILMINGTON COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY Coca-Cola called Coke’’, MILL & CONTRACTORS SUPPLY CO. Deming Pomps Mill Supplies — Machinery Contractors Equipment ; 121-3 Water St. Phone 7757 FOB QUALITY GIFTS I I Visit our 1 1 GIFT SHOP Mezzanine Floor , , B. GURR, Jeweler ': 284 N. Front St | | rHEADACHE-) I Capudlne quickly relieves Headache! land soothes the resulting nerve ten-1 I slon. Acts fast because It's liquid. Use I I only as directed. At all druggists. 10c. I 130c, 60c slzes._ I 1944 St. John’s Lodge No. 1 K. F. & A. M. The emergent communication of this lodge heretofore called for THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19TH at 1:30 p. m., has been cancelled and will not be held. A. REX WILUIS, P. M. Master COLD WEATHER Will Soon Be Here! Have Tour FURNACE CHECKED DO IT NOW AVOID THE RUSH AND LONG DELAY Cumber-Moore Co. 17 N. Second St. TECTPETROLEUI ! lEill/_: /j£lLYTHISWAY Press some Moroline between thumb and finger. Slowly move .them apart. Long silky fibres prove Moroline’s high quality —nothing less measures up to this test. Moroline's a blessing for minor burns— outs, bruises, chafes and abrasions. Large jar 6c. triple size for 10c. Get Moroline. _n neat knack had l^jj thqt ^PE i Driving that’s easy on passengers and cars is one J far-reaching good outcome of War! J Handling the wheel and pedals like a professional became a wartime neces sity. It favored the car—and quit scaring the rear-seat riders. Now it’s a great point of pride. Yet an even more envied proof of fine car-sense is to own an engine that isn't showing its age. That demands sparing your engine from adds; from fiercely cor rosive acids inside. You can do it by having your engine oil-plated. All you need is a change to Conoco N«* motor ofl...ofl that oil-plates. Hi the extra-limited seasonal driv ing that’s now the rule, your angina "hoards” a surplus of adds. Every explosion adds to these adds. You don't drive enough for engine heat to eject them safely. But they won’t go biting rigit through oil-plating! This highly corrodon-resistant sur £adng is attached all over your en gine’s fine inner finish as if by mag netism—an effect you must credit to costly pioneer research, responsible for the special ingredient in popular priced Conoco N#A oil, patented. You can’t apply keener intelligence to the car that must last you, than to equip it with an oil-plated engine —simply by changing to Conoco Nf* oil for Winter. Your Mileage Mer chant’s Conoco station knows your correct grade. Go now. Continental oaCmpapy , j BpTisin CERTIFICATES TO US FOR FIRST GRADE U. S. TIRE8 J j : battery iNBERG BROS. 1 ^ RECH. ^ ^ Grace Sti. Phone 2-3688 * SIMQMziN^M Jttt THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN I HP HONE OWNER AND TENANT I is often the financing plan. We can serve you through I a wonderful Home Loan. Get the facts! f * Three I The / Million Belter f Caroliaa Battling aid Lou Ami “Member Federal Home Loan Bank” W A. FONVIELLE, Sec.-Treae. ROGER MOORE, Prea. W. D. JONES, Aid. Sie.-Tn,, 1 M. G. JAMES, V-Prea. J. O. CARR., AUy. 1 KOTICE 1944 City and County taxes are now due, I Discount will be allowed on 1944 taxes! paid on or before Nov. 1st, 1944. | C. R. Morse, City and County f Tax Collector.