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fore America knows all the men
• who win direct her destinies for
the next four years.
The soldier vote, estimated at
3,462,000, may be thfe controlling
factor in a close, bitterly fought
campaign. And 11 states are delay
ing the counting of service selec
The crescendo of rhetoric which
politicians din into American ears
every four years, died away last
night. The oratorical spigots were
turned off. The name-calling, the
invective and vituperation which
crept into one of the most hotly
contested campaigns in recent poli
tical history were discarded at last.
President Roosevelt and Gover
nor Dewey had all the radio net
works at their command late last
night for final expressions of
thanks to party workers and for
appeals to the electorate to exer
cise the democratic privilege of
While the attention of the nation
on the Roosevelt-Dewey scrap, the
and most of the world has settled
folks back home around the town
pum pare interested also in gover
nors, legislators and local issues.
Thirty one states pick governors
■today. Executives of 19 of those
states now are republicans. The
other dozen have democratic ad
Thirty-five senate seats, 22 now
held by democrats and 13 by re
publicans, are at stake.
Maine reelected her three repu
blican congressmen last Septem
ber, but in the other states, 432
house seats have to be filled. The
voters have 919 candidates to pick
Republicans say they have the
best chance in a dozen years of
regaining control of Congress.
Their prospect of capturing the
House depends on holding their
present 212 members and adding
six more for the 218 that meaft$
a mathematical edge.
Democrats contend, however,
that the presidential race will have
its effect on congressional con
tests to an extent sufficient to in
crease the party’s slim margin of
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A total collection of $6,002.80,
more than double the $3000 goal set
on October 15, was reported by
workers for the new building fund
of Temple Baptist church at the
close of the campiagn on Emphasis
day last Sunday.
The day was climaxed by large
congregations at both services Sun
day, with Dr. I. G. Greer, superin
tendent of the N. C. Baptist Or
phanage, filling the pulpit.
Reports were made at the close
of the Sunday night service by W.
A. Walker, chairman for deacons,
G. C. Gilbert, chairman for the
church at large, T. T. Hamilton,
chairman for Sunday school, Louis
O. Fonvielle, chairman of initial
gifts committee, and Mrs. C. H.
Hayes, chairman for the U.M.U.
Committees who planned and or
ganized the campaign are: general
committee, Ira D. Ferrell, chair
man, Thurman Fritts, R. B. Roe
buck and W. A. Walker; Deacon
committee, W. A. Walker, chair
man, R. B. Roebuck and C. W.
Boyette; Chruch at Large, G. C.
Gilbert, chairman, Mrs. C. H.
Hayes and Louis O. Fonvielle; Sun
day School committee, T. T. Ham
ilton, chairman, Mrs. G. C. Gilbert
and C. B. Maynard.
The goal was attained and ex
ceeded with a collection of over
$4,000 by October 29. The drive to
raise an additional $3,000 for the
new church fund was formally
launched Oct. 15 at a meeting of
more than 50 workers.
31 States Will Choose
Governors By Nightfall
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sachusetts, opposed by republican
Horace T. Cahill.
Michigan’s republican chief ex
ecutive, Harry F. Kelly, is one of
an even dozen incumbent GOP gov
ernors trying for re-election. His
democratic opponent is Edward J.
Other incumbents seeking office
again are Governors John C. Vivian
of Colorado; Raymond E. Baldwin,
Connecticut; Waltei W. Bacon, Del
aware: Andrew F. Schoepple, Kan
sas; Green of Illinois; Edward J.
Thye, Minnesota; Sam C. Ford,
Montana; Dwight Griswold, Ne
braska; M. Q. Sharpe, South Da
kota; Arthur B. Langlie, Washing
ton, and Walter S. Goodland. Wis
Of the 12 democratic governors
whose terms are expiring five are
running for re-election. They are
Governors Sidney P. Osborn of Ari
zona^; John J. Dempsey, New Mex
ico; J. Howard McGrath, Rhode
Island; Coke Stevenson, Texas, and
Herbert D. Maw. Utah.
Daniel W. Hoan. former socialist
mayor of Milwaukee, is running as
a democrat against Gov. Goodland
in Wisconsin. In Washington,
United States Senator Men C. Wall
gren is the democratic nominee
opposing incumbent Governor
North Carolina: Fair and rather cold.
(Eastern Standard Time)
(By U. S. Weather Bureau)
Meteorological data lor the 24 hours
ending 7:30 p.m., yesterday.
1:30 am. 45; 7:30 am 39; 1:30 pm 31
7:30 pm, 48.
Maximum 55; Minimum 38; Mean 46
Normal 58. , ’
1:30 am, 74; 7:30 am. 74; 1:30 pm 38;
7:30 pm, 59. •
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Masonboro Inlet -12:52a 6:48a
_ l:13p 7:34p
Sunrise, 6:37 a.m.; Sunset. 5:14 p.m.
Moonrise, 11:50 p.m.; Moonset, 1:08 p.m.
FOUR POLLS GIVE
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party vote for Roosevelt, with at
tempt made to estimate trend of
service vote. (Actual polling of
servicemen and women is phohib
ited by federal law.) Roosevelt
354 electoral votes to Dewey’s 177
if present slight indications in
pivotal states are borne out.
Newsweek Magazine—249 elec
toral votes for Roosevelt, 247 for
Dewey, Pennsylvania’s 35 unde
cided, on basis of reports from
118 political, writers.
The Crossley and Newsweek
findings were released last week,
Fortune’s yesterday and Gallop’s
Huija said he believed Dewey
would get 52 per cent of the pop
ular vote and 364 electoral votes j
to 167 for Roosevelt.
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from the equator, shows true com
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COUNTY TO MAKE 1
CITY FIRE BOND
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Commissioner Harry Gardner and
passed by the board on the con- !
dition that it include the stipula- <
tion that the county collect the .
money from the person whose ^
propery is threatened.
County Attorney Marsden Bel- !
lamy said that it would be legally '
possible for some sort of arrange
ment to be worked out and for
the county to make an agreement
with the city to pay expenses of
fire trips outside the city, if agree
able with the city government.
The board agreed that the coun
ty’s guarantee would probably
eliminate any delay in case of
Commissioner Lewis Coleman
brought up the question of grass
fires outside the city and the ex
pense involved. He said that
some sort of rules, regulations
and restrictions as to what type
of call would be answered should
be worked out. Some obligations
should be placed on the owner of
the property because “we’re
spsnding the taxpayer’s money.”
“I’m thinking about the^welfare
of the tax-payer of the county—
the man who has been benefited,
who owns the property, and if he
fails to pay we should tax the
property,” he continued. “ I don’t
see why your good tax money
should be spent to protect my
He emphasized that he certainly
did not oppose the county putting
up the money but repeated that
he wanted to see the man who
was protected pay the bill.
W. A. McGirt, of the Forest
Hills section, came before the
ooara auu 5am, ncic J.a i-itc
proposition.' It’s nice to look at
a house that is not burning but
when you see a house burning
you know that somebody is losing
something, a great economic loss.
I think that you’ll be refunded on
75 per cent of the calls.
“We’re asking only a $100
guarantee from the county. Then
it’ll be understood that the city
cannot lose a penny when it comes
to the rescue of suffering human
ity," he continued, adding that
some zoning system would have
to be had in relation to the calls.
Coleman answered him with, “A
fireman told me last night that
three out of four fires they went
to last month were grass fires.
I’m not opposing this thing, I’m
only trying to save unnecessary
tax money being spent.
He went on to say that some
regulations should be made as
to the type of fire the depart
ment would go to because three
grass fires a month would amount
to $300 of taxpayer’s money wast
“I’d like to see the board get
Mr. Bellamy to get in touch with
the city and see how much tax
payer’s money it would take and
how much we are willing to
spend”, Coleman added.
Commissioner Gardner suggest
ed that “we need a building re
striction outside the city as well
as inside so we won’t have these
Raymond Crowe, local insur
ance agent who has recently mov
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limits, in'his appeal to the board
for action in the matter, said the
fire department takes the posi
tion that it cannot take the re
sponsibly to always go but that
they will go whenever possible.
The Rev. O. K. Ingram, pastor
of the Sunset Park Methodist
church, and who gave the petition
to Mr. Hewlett Saturday, was un
able to attend because of illness
but was represented by his wife.
Aaron Goldberg, local attorney,
representing several Sunset Park
residents, came before the board
to ask that steps be taken to rem
edy the very bad drainage con
ditions in that area which have
existed since the building of the
Riverside apartments caused the
ground to be somewhat elevated
and left the territory with very
He ponited out that the people
concerned wanted speedy relief
because heavy rains resulted in
flooded basements, making heat
ing difficult, ruined victory gar
dens and caused many mosquitos.
Mr. Hewlett said that he had
discussed the matter with River
side people and that Mr. Brown
of the state highway commission
had said that a survey of the area
would be made.
Commissiauier Gardner moved
that the county board draft a
suitable resolution to the state
asking it to investigate and take
action immediately. The board
also agreed to give consideration
to the drainage at Washington
and Northern Boulevards and to
ask the highway commission to
investigate the possibility of con
necting three dead end roads,
Chair, Rock Hill and Oakley, near
Wilson’s • store on the Castle
A resolution was passed to re
quest the highway commission to
restrict the area- of road coming
through the Sunset Park school
zone to a speed limit of 20 miles
Attorney Bellamy consented to
serve as a representative of the
board on a committee being cre
ated by the Council of Social Ag
encies to deal with returning vet
IN ROAD CRASH
Benjamin Miles Vernon, 25-year
Id white service station attend
int of 810 Princess st., a native
if Calypso, was instantly killed
ibout 5 a.m. yesterday in the col
ision of the automobile he was
lriving with a Gulf oil tanker on
J. S. highway 17, seven miles
south of Holly Ridge, according to
state Highway patrolman W. B.
The tank of the oil truck, con
taining 4,250 gallons of gasoline,
“just missed being punctured,’’ the
An inquest into the death of Ver
ion is scheduled to be held at 8
o’clock Thursday night at the court
house in Burgaw by Coroner A. C.
Funeral arrangements are being
conducted by the Tyndall funeral
home at Mt. Olive, it was report
Patrolman Riddick, who received
his account of the accident from
the driver of the tanker, Bonaire
Benton, 35-year-old white man of
200 G Gale street, Maffitt Village,
said the collision "occurred on a
level and straight stretch of road.”
“The tanker driver,” the officer
said, “saw Vernon approaching
him from the north at a fast rate
of speed, approximately 60 to 70
milps r»pr hnnr “whpn all of o
sudden when they were 50 feet
apart, Vernon’s Plymouth swerved
into the tanker’s pathway, hitting
the left side of the cab and tank
Df the oil truck, and doing about
$500 damage to it.”
The automobile, Riddick said,
then traveled 180 feet from the
point of impact, crossed the high
way on the right side to land up
right on Vernon’s body.
Vernon’s body was found lying
face downward with the car’s ex
haust pipe pressing into his back.
The officer said Vernon suffered
broken legs, and his head was
fractured. He was dead, Riddick
said, when the automobile was lift
ed from his body.
The owner of the Plymouth, who
told the officer he had loaned it
about 1 a.m. to Vernon, is Earl
Johnson of High Point, now mak
ing his home in Wilmington.
The patrolman quoted Benton as
saying he was operating the truck
at about 28 miles per hour when
the accident occurred.
Stalin Calls For Armed •
Might For Postwar Peace 1
(Continued from Page One)
be at this final stage of the war.
“The firm front of the allied na
tions has made plans for a secure
peace. Some people speak of dis
cord. There are differences of opin
ion. - -The amazing thing is not
that differences exist, but how
small they are and how well they
are solved peacefully.”
Declaring that the decision
made at Teheran for joint blows
of the United Nations against Ger
many had been carried out with
“astonishing exactness,” the Soviet
leader said “there is not doubt that
without the organization of the sec
ond front which pinned down 75 di
visions of the Germans, our troops
would not have been able in so
short a space of time to break
down the resistance of the Ger
man troops and drive them from
the confines of the Soviet Union.
“Thus it is equally without
doubt,” he added, “that without the
mighty operations of the Red Army
in the summer of this year which
pinned down some 200 German di
visions, the troops of our allies
would not have been able so quick
ly to deal with the German troops
and throw them out of the area of
middle Italy, France and Belgium.”
Stalin said Russian armies had
destroyed 120 nazi divisions during
the year and that "only 204 Ger
man and non - German divisions
stand against us.”
RACES AND ABSENTEEISM
HAWTHORNE, Calif., Nov. 6.—
UP)—Northrop Aircraft, Inc., said
today that its absenteeism increas
ed 15 per cent over normal the
first day and 27 per cent over
normal the second day of the cur
rent horse race meeting at near
by Hollywood Park.
WHITEVILLE, Nov. 6 — More
han 2,300 Columbus county farm
ing have joined the County Farm
3ureau in a drive to secure 1,500
lew members for the bureau. The
:ounty stands second in the state as
o new members received, led only
3y Pitt. J. P. Quinerly, assistant
;ounty agent, is chairman of the
WHITEVILLE, Nov. 6—Staff Sgt.
Prince E. Strickland, son of Rev.
and Mrs. R, W. Strickland of White
ville, has been reported missing
in action over Germany since Octo
ber 15. Sgt. Strickland was a nost
gunner on a B-24 Liberator bombei
and had completed more than 2!
missions over enemy territory.
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! - ^ JUDGE SAYS...
“Now that you mention it, Judge, I can see
this really has been a ‘war of jobs’.”
“Yes it has, Fred, and the biggest job of all
is the one being done by our armed forces
across the sea... the actual physical fighting
that is bringing victory closer day by day.”
“And here at home, Judge, our job has
been to supply our men abroad with the
ammunition and equipment they need to
finish their job. And to provide the money
to buy these supplies through our purchase
of War Bonds. By and large, I think we've I
taken our job seriously, too.”
“You’re right, Fred, we have, But there’s
one more big job we’ve got to do for our men I
over there. That is to abide by their wishes
that this country should be kept the same [
way it was when they left it...not changed
around while they’re away and can’t express
“In all fairness, Judge, that’s a simple
request no one can afford to disregard,"
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