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BILL CONSIDERED RALEIGH, Jan. 16.— UP) —The General Assembly’s Joint Commit tee on Finance held its first meet ing of the 1945 session today and immediately began consideration of the budget revenue bill, which would amend and supplement the continuing Revenue Act of 1939. The committee, one of the big gest and most important in the Legislature, is headed by Senator Irving E. Carlyle of Forsyth and Representative J<mn Kerr, Jr., of Warren. Revenue Commissioner Edwin Gill, addressed the group and urg ed that the legislators consider “what’s going to happen when the national income begins to go down.’’ Gill pointed out that wartime conditions have accounted for the tremendous increase in general fund revenues in North Carolina, and said that this condition can not be expected to continue after the war. “Our taxes,’’ he said, “seem to respond closely to the economic prosperity of the coun try.” Gill showed the committee charts of general and highway funds revenues and expenditures over the period 1928-44, and said that a normal increase in expen ditures and a normal decrease in revenue could be expected in this State after the war. Gill said that he is preparing and drafting the Revenue Depart ment's “conception” of Governor Cherry’s recommendations on mat ters of finance, for presentation to the committee. MORE FUNDS ASKED TO TRAIN INMATES AT JACKSON SCHOOL RALEIGH, Jan. 16 —!-7p)— S. G. Hawfield, superintendent of the Jackson Training School at Con cord, told the Joint Appropria tions Committee today that the State must provide improved edu cational facilities for correctional institutions “if we are to carry out our obligations to the boys and girls in our care. Hawfield spoke as the committee Swiftly clearing its slate of hear ings on proposed expenditures dur ing the 1945-47 biennium, consid ered a recommended appropriation of S930.009 for the States six cor rectional schools. Hawfield. speaking primarily for his own institution, said that ‘the State and this appropriations com mittee are confronted with the question as to whether we shall operate at the Jackson Training School a non-standard, nondescript, second-rate school, or whether we shall make provision for our insti tutional boys and girls for an ac credited school such as exists in the public school system of the state. ————— v - Detroit Youth Gets Reformatory Sentence For Candler Robbery SHELBY, Jar,. 16.—(Ifl—Ferrell Thomas Smith, 17, of Detroit, was tried in Federal District Court ■here this morning on charges of being a juvenile delinquent, and sentenced to serve two and one half years in some correctional in stitution to be designated by the United State Attorney General. R. C. Wells, U. S. postal inspec tor, testified that on December 31. Smith was involved in a robbery of the postoffice at Candler, N. C., during which $3,100 in stamps, checks, and cash were stolen, along with the safe in which they were locked. Wells said $2,000 in cash and checks had been recovered. -V BUY WAP- BONDS AND STAMPS STUFFY HEAD COLD? 2 drops strike fast to 1 clear through cold clogged nose, you feel better quickly. Caution: Use only as directed. Demand ♦WW" W+W***‘M****+** • ’ Visit Our Store For * ’ « * " 1 • | Quality \ | !! JEWELRY and GIFTS ;; B. GURR, Jeweler ;; < * 264 N Front St. J J ' SEE KAMER J i AND SEE BETTER i 1 Eyes Examined z Glasses Fitted DR. W.*A. KAMER i Optometrist ' Bullucb Building t I Vi US’.tW’.'.'.’.’.'.VLiLV.TW, A new felt Hat, and neck tie will pep you up Gibson's Haberdashery North Front Street WANTED! return load HOUSEHOLD GOODS from WASHINGTON, D. C. Or Intermediate Points BY JAN. 19th FARRAR TRANSFER AND STORAGE WAREHOUSE Dial 5317 Tar Heel Leathernecks Meet In the Pacific These Marines, all natives of North Carolina, gathered recently somewhere in the South Pacific at a state party sponsored by the Red Cross Back row, left to right: Corp. Walter L. Sullivan, High Point; Pfc. Luther B. Glover, Hendersonville: Miss Edith Monks, Red Cross worker from Yardley-on-Hudson, N. Y.; Corp. R. M. Wilson. Magnolia; Pfc Joe J Setzer, Hickory; Pfc. Ernest W. Mote, Lawndale. Front row, left to right: Sgt. Freeman E Calloway, Rosman; Corp. David Love, Burlington; Pfc. De Laney Young, Bakersville: Pfc. Oren B. Walter, Belmont; Pfc. David Drake, Swannanoa; Platoon Sgt. Julian Dobson, Kenansville. (AP Photo from U. S. Marine Corps.) Fort Fisher Scheduled For Disposal By Army Preparations are under way to dispose of the $3,000,000 military installation at Fort Fisher, which was declared surplus property about 60 days ago by the Army Service Forces, reliable sources disclosed yesterday. Fort Fisher, which was built for the service of six automatic weap on battalions and special firing ranges for Antiaircraft. Artillery work, will not be used by the Army Air Forces in connection with the reactivation of Camp Davis, de spite the fact it formerly was un der the jurisdiction of that post as a firing point, the authority said. The offering ior sale of the his toric fort “will come up later,” the official said. “Right now plans are only being formulated for its disposal. “The fort has served its useful purpose. Between 4,000 and 5,000 AA troops were trained there at its peak, on a rotation system.” The reason purported by the authority as to why the AAF did not want Fort Fisher along with Camp Davis was that “it didn’t fit into their plans.” Final plan of disposal, which requires the stamp of approval by Washington, has not been worked out. At this time, the District En gineer office in Savannah is pre paring an engineering estimate for submission to the Division Engi neer in Atlanta. A 350-bed hospital constitutes one of the most valuable assets of Fort Fisher. While it had never been offered for sale to New Han over county, the board of county commissioners in a recent inspec tion of the hospital decided its use as a tuberculosis sanitorium would not be feasible. The authority also disclosed that the Carolina Beach recreation area has been declared surplus prop erty and is "now in the process of being disposed of.” The formu’ation of plans for the disposal of Fort Fisher was start ed here last Thursday and Friday following an inspection tour by district, division, and local engi neers. Attending the conference and making the examination of facili ties were Col. Clifton T. Hunt, district engineer at Savannah; Lieut. Col. Hugh Thomas, chief of operations division, military con struction, Savannah; Capt. Earl Eritt, custodial officer, Savannah; Walter Kiley, chief of estimating section, Savannah; Col. A. V. Shel ton, assistant chief of engineering division, Atlanta; Lieut. Col. Gor don Britton, chief of real estate division, Atlanta; Maj. J. G. Phil lips, acting chief facilities branch, readjustment division, Atlanta; Maj. E. O. Smithfield, resident engineer, Fort Bragg. Also, Capt. J. M. Harris, execu tive officer, material section, sup ply division, Atlanta; Schuyler Lowe, chief readjustment division, Atlanta; G. Peterson, chief of cost and estimating section, Atlanta; C. L. Uttenhove, chief manage ment branch, real estate division, Atlanta; Walter F. Williams, proj ect manager, Raleigh; L. M. Gray, facilities branch, readjust ment division, Atlanta; and H. E. Hicks, civil engineer of Wilming ton branch of U. S. District Engi neers, on loan to Savannah esti mating section. -V RATIONING TIGHTENED CHARLOTTE, Jan. 1&— (UP) — An area wide tightening of tire rationing in the western part of the state has begun here with the organization of a special tire ad visory board of the Charlotte OPA office made up of district tire dealers, district OPA Director L. W. Driseoll said today. -V DEMOCRATIC LEADER DEAD CHICAGO, Jan. 16.—'George D. Cromley, 57, regional finance director of the Democratic Nation al Committee and member of the “One Thousand” club, was found dead in his train berth in Wash ington today. He was en, route there to attend the President’s in auguration. Boost In Congressmen’s Pay To $25,000 Urged WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.— UR — A boost in Congress members’ pay to $5,000 a year was among 14 recommendations made today by the National Planning Association for "strengthening the Congress.” Present pay for both senators and representatives is $10,000 a year. Others included a retirement pay , system for members, abolition of the seniority rule on committees and “experiment’ with question periods for heads of executive de partments. The report was prepared for the non-partisan association by Robert Heller, Cleveland management ex ---—■——---■— pert. Copies of it were furnished members of Congress, which re cently created a joint committee to study proposals to streamline and modernize the legislative ma chinery. In a statement accompanying the lengthy report, the NPA said its objective was "the achieve ment, by democratic means> oi the highest possible material and cul tural standard of living for the whole people,’ adding that it was convinced that this objective "can be reached only if our country has a strong legislative body.’ The NPA is composed of repre sentatives of government, business, labor, the sciences and professions. 1 Hungarian Describes Hitler’s j Ravings Over Satellite Loss By DANIEL DE LUCE MOSCOW. Jan. 16.—(A1)—Wound ing by the German Gestapo of a young son of Hungary’s former re f gent, Adm. Nicholas Horthy, was reported tonight by Col. Gen. Jan os Voros, Hungarian defense min ister who said he saved his own life only by escaping a Nazi in ternment camp. Voros, made a fruitless appeal to Hitler last September to 1 e t Hungary get out of the war. He said many other high Hungarian leaders listed as having committed suicide actually were “slain by the Gestapo.’’ Horthy’s son Nicklos was lured by Nazis with a fictitious invita tion to supper in Budapest, then shot in the stomach and hauled off, dangerously wounded, to a Ger man prison, Voros said in an in terview. Voros said his appeal to Hitler to let Hungary quit as German's ally set off a two-hour harangue in which the Fuehrer cried: “Now we are all sitting in one boat in a dreadful storm. “He who jumps overboard—man 01 nation—will surely drown,” Hit ler continued. “It is possible the boat will cap size. But it is more than likely it will reach land. “To the last man, to the last drop of blood, I will defend the fatherland.” Thus for two hours Hitler ranted and harangued. Again and again his rasping voice choked into a near shriek. Surrounding him were his intimate henchmen—Himmler, Keitel, Guderian. IN THE SERVICE PILOT IN ENGLAND Lieut. William J. Wilson, Jr., is with, the Eighth Air force in England, serv as a pilot on Liberator bomber. After a short stay in Ice land, Lieut. Wil son spent/a leave with his parents at 408 Carolina avenue, Sunset WILSON Park, before re turning overseas. He is a graduate of New Hanover High school and was employed at the U. S. Engi neers office in the customhouse before entering the armed forces. WITH DISTINGUISHED UNIT A nose turret gunner with the Italian based 454th Bombardment group, Staff Sergeant Matt H. Wheeler, Jr., of 198 Pinecrest Parkway, was recently authorized tc wear the Distinguished Unit Badge when his veteran B-24 Lib erator outfit was cited “for out standing performance of duty in armed conflict with the enemy.” OPERATIONS OFFICER p^ First Lieut. Kenneth C. Full er, a B-24 pilot in Italy, has been recently appointed oper ations officer of a B-24 Liberator heavy bombard ment squadron, : which is rapidly ; approaching the i 150 mission ' mark. He wears FULLER the Air Medal and one Oak Leaf Cluster, as well as the African-Middle Eastern European Campaign ribbon with two battle stars. Before joining the Air Corps in March 1942, Lt. Fuller attended The Citadel where he played freshman football. He re ceived his appointment and wings at Blakeland Flying School, Waco, Texas. Lieut. Fuller resides at 1919 Market street, Wilmington. PROMOTED IN RANK Eugene N. Blake, 109 North Eighth street, has been promoted to the grade of staff Sergeant. He landed in North Africa in July 1943 and is currently serving in the administrative section of the Mediterranean Air Transport Ser vice in Italy. Tne son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Blake of Wilmington, Sgt. Blake was graduated from New Hanover High school in 1940. SERVES IN ITALY Sgt. Ira C. Wil son, Route 2, Wilmington, is a radio mechan ic with a 15th AAF B-24 Lib erator heavy bomb ardment squadron based in Italy. Wil son’s group re cently was awarded two War department citations. One was for a devastating attack on the railway facilities at Bucharest, Rumania, during which 40 Nazi aircraft were destroyed, and the other for a pulverizing bombing of the Concordia Vega oil refinery at Ploesti. A graduate of New Hanover High school, Wilson join ed the USAAF in September 1942, and has been in Italy since last January. His wife, Lola Wilson, lives at 1-D Nesbitt Courts, Wil mington. _ WANTED Three (3) men to handle ice on platform. Good pay. Apply in person. I Bose Ice & Coal Co. / / COUNTY OKAYS PORT BOND ACT The board of county commission ers has approved a legisla tive act, prepared by City Attor ney W. B. Campbell, that would permit the issuance of revenue bonds by the County and its muni cipalities, possibly looking toward local financing of the construction of public terminals and tobacco warehouses - for the Port of Wil mington. Enactment of the bill by the 1945 Legislature would authorize the is suance of revenue bonds during the period of four years from March 1, 1945 by the County of New Hanover, or any of its muni cipalities, separately or jointly, oi in proportions respecting cost as the County and interested muni cipalities might determine, to con struct or acquire undertakings It is undestood that both the City and the County desire proper authority to issue bonds in tne event they should decide to finance fhe cost of port improvements. The commissioners agreed to meet jointly with the County Wel fare Board and City Council on Thursday to consider combining the two juvenile courts here. The request by George W. Shep ard, of Middle Sound, that the 600 yard unimproved part of the Buena Vista road be improved “with the most practical surface’’ was ap proved and referred to the State Highway Commission. This is a portion of the County road system under State maintenance. County Attorney Marsden Bella my was instructed to confer with the U. S. District Engineer to clari fy the Gobernment's redrafted lease for Bluethenthal Army Air base. -V ACTION ON CITY EXTENSION SEEN Representative J. Q. LeGrand is expected to introduce the City Ex tension bill to the General As sembly next week, providing re commendations for additional councilmen from the southern and eastern sectors, included in the extension movement, are made im mediately to him. While the legislator only has in dicated that he will seek favorable action upon the bill “in the very near future,” persons close to him have made it known that he would like to project it next week if the required names of councilmen and alternates were furnished to him immediately. As far as it is known no sugges tions for additional council mem bers has been received by Rep. LeGrand. The names are required to be written into the bill. Copies of the redraft of the ex tension bill, particularly the sec tion which deals with the election of additional City Council mem bers in the event the special ex tension election is not held in 1945, have gone forward to Mr. Le Grand in Raleigh. Officials explained that the revi sion of Section 6b "spells out fhe machinery more fully as to how to hold the election.” TT Condition Of Man Injured In Fall Held Satisfactory The condition of James Hayes, manager of Hotel Royal Palm at Carolina Beach, who was critically injured Sunday when he fell down the five-foot elevator shaft of the hotel, was reported as "satisfac tory” by James Walker Memorial hospital attaches yesterday. According to the beach police department, Hayes broke his back in two placed, his left arm, re ceived a deep laceration over his right eye and was paralyzed in his right side. Hayes was removed to the hos pital by Police Officer Clayton Faulk, at the recommendation of Dr. S. R. Jordan. A resident of North Carolina for several years, Hayes became man ager of the resort hotel in the Spring ox 1944. 1 1944 St. John’s Lodge No. 1 \. F. & A. M The Degree of ENTERED AP PRENTICE will be conferred by this lodge this WEDNESDAY evening, JANUARY 17th at 7:30 o’clock. All qualified brethren are cordially invited to attend. By Order of the Master. Chas. B. Newcomb, Sec. EVERY DAY Someone Has A Birthday or Anniversary SEE US FOR GIFTS OF ALL KINDS ★ SILVERPLATE ★ GHINAWARE ★ PICTURES ★ LUGGAGE ★ CRYSTALWARE And Many Others! (jewel (Box Cjift Shop Downstairs at the Jewel Bos North Carolina Has Record Duck Seaso^ A hunter on Currituck Sound, N. C., toots duck-deceiver. Two others rise from blind to blasta? wedge flying into thei* as decoys bob deceptively. His day’s bag shot on Lake Mattamuskeet & other disembarks with two line honkers. He was entitled to 10. 1 By NEA Service POPLAR BRANCH, Jan 16.—A record-breaking season as far as the guide industry is concerned closes at North Carolina’s famous waterfowl feeding grounds, Jan uary 20, although spotty conditions were reported. A lot of hunters managed to find shells and get to the duck and goose country somehow. At famed Lake Mattamuskeet, 50,000-acre meteor-created refuge favored by big honkers, there has been the biggest season the guides and boarding houses ever saw. Blinds were booked for as far as 30 days ahead. It was a poor day indeed when a hunter did not get his two-goose limit. Hundreds unable to get into blinds hunted with farmers in fields. _ It was estimatec there were 50,000 geese on the lake, but ducks were scarce. It was the same in the Curri tuck Country, farther north, where ducks concentrate and the limit is 10. There were not as many birds as predicted, but hunters with carefully rationed shells overflow l ed Moyock, Poplar Branch. Bert'T Coin jack and other sound-side o lages. Many of the visitors wen' service men from nearby mili-j, installations. Duck hunting is an essent;, sport these days and what’s w0.. with Canada goose or coma back? AT FIRST ^ 5IGNCFAj^^m 1 A C$666 Cold Preparations as directed ARE YOUR TIRES CUT • BRUISED • SMOOTH? let us determine if you are eligible for new tiresl Prompt inspection. LET US RECAP YOUR TIRES B. F. GOODRICH STORES 14 N. 3rd Street HOW HAY WE SERVE YOU? Through an economical, praciical home loan? By issuing you a War Bond for future security? TELL US YOUR NEEDS! Three The / Million Dollar Carolina Building and Loan Ass'n. “Member Federal Home Loan Bank” W. A. FONVIELLE, Sec.-Treas. Roger Moore, Pres. W. D. Jones, Asst. Sec.-Treu, M. G. James, V.-Pres. J. O. Carr, Atty. TAX LISTING The Machinery Act provides that poll and tangible property tax returns shall be made to the list-taker during tbe month of January under the pains and penalties imposed by law. OWNERS OF AUTOMOBILES SHOULD BE PREPARED TO GIVE TAX LISTERS FULL INFORMATION AS TO MODEL, VEAR, OF MANUFACTURE AND STATE LI CENSE NUMBER. Wilmington township tax listers will be on the main Door of old court house daily 8:30 a. m., to 5:30 p. m., (Sundays ei cepted), beginning January 2nd, 1945. County tax listers will meet their usual appointments u advertised. Cape Fear, Federal Point, Harnett and Masonboro Listen will meet at the court house January 25th, to 31st, inclusive. J. A. Orrell, County Auditor. ONEOFAW^ ANCESTORS^ OF A FAMOUS AMERICAN The “Father of Thrift’’ is the title Benjamin Franklin has earned for his splendid practices and teachings advocating savings. We commem morate him during National Thrift Week which starts on his birth day, January 17 and extends until January 23. During this time, let ns all pledge ourselves to stop unnecessary waste of electricity, gas or other war requirements, to save as much as we can by investing our money in War Bonds to preserve our future and that of our country. Tide Water Power Co.