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WOMAN CHARGED WITH INFANTICIDE Within 30 hours after the dirt encrusted body of a baby girl was found in the yard of a residence at 217 South Second street, Wil mington law enforcement officers had lodged in jail the 23-year-old wife of a Marine who, they said, confessed to burying the infant un der the back steps of the house but avowed “I did not kill m> baby.” Preliminary hearing for Mar guerite Evelyn Smith, nee Tucker, of Laurinburg, charged with in fanticide. was ordered postponed yesterday until Feb. 6. She is be ing held in jail without benefit of bond. . Two hour;; after the infant was found at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dr. A. H. Ellioh city-county health of ficer,' had established by labora tory’tests that the baby had not had medical care and that it al most certainly had breathed after cinn. Coroner Asa W. Allen announced yesterday that no inquest oio the death would be held as the baby has already been buried.” Police sai- they obta!'-ed the confession from the woman, who admitted the father of her daugh ter was a man she dated two months in Wilmington while her husband was on foreign duty, shortly after they approached her in Laurinburg, where the search led after questioning of residents of the Second street home. Officers said Mrs. Smith, former ticket agent at the Holly Ridge bus station, told them she was un attended at the birth on Decem ber 29. She was also quoted as saying that, to the best of her knowledge, the infant Pved about two minutes after birth. The following cay, according to the confession, she tool: the bodv to the bac.iyard, dug a hoie under the rear stvbcase, and buried it. She said she returned to her home in Laurinburg the next day. Officers said the woman's* hus band, Staff Sgt. Lacy N. Smith, who was at home with her Friday night on a 20-day furlough after 19 months foreign duty, said sim ply, ‘‘I want to think it ad out.” City Council To Open Incinerator Bids Soon Bids to furnish the City of Wil mington with materials necessary in the construction of the $104,000 refuse incineration will be opened by the City Council at 10 a. m. on Wednesday, February 14, it was announced yesterday. The city has advertised that it will require 250 tons of concrete sand, 600 barrels of Portland cement, 110 M common brick, 600 bags brixment, 28 squares of asbestos roofing, 25 M feet of lum ber, 17 tons of reinforcing steel, 20 tons of structural steel and other materials. Proposal blanks may be obtain ed from the office of City Clerk J. R. Benson. -V BUY WAR BONDS AND STAMPS DOG FREEZES TO ICE Don’t let your dog sit on ice That’s the advice Stanley Marsh all of Buffalo, New York, is givinj his friends. A few weeks ag' Marshall was out fishing througl the ice on a pond near his home He took his dog along with hin for company. The animal playee about for awhile and then sat dowi beside his master to rest. When it came time for Marshal to go home his dog wouldn't move He couldn't. He was frozen solic to the ice. In order to free thf animal Marshall had to secure ar axe and the services of an experi enced woodchopper. The dog was carried home with a large piece of ice attached to his hind quar ters. But, after a few minutes spent beside the kitchen stove all was well again. * * * A CURE FOR NOISY DOGS The other day I was asked tc give some advice on how to quiel two Scottie dogs a friend of mine owns and kennels in his bach yard. My friend told me his neigh bors had been complaining tha1 every day while he was away a1 work from time to time the twc dogs would go on a barking spree —much to everyone’s annoyance. I asked only one question. II had to do with when the dogs ware fed. I learned that some days the dogs’ owner would feed them be fore he left for work in the morn ing. Other days he would feed them at night when he returned, or maybe his wife would feed them some time during the day. I suggested that the two Scotties be fed every day at the same time and that if this were done in two or three weeks he would find that the dogs had quieted down. A dog not fed at the same time each day will be looking for, ex pecting and often demanding food all the time. That was the case with my friend’s two dogs. They had learned that if they barked enough there was a chance some one would bring them food. Sc most of their barking was for this reason. * * * THERE IS NOTHING WRONG A reader of this column writes, “I have owned my Pointer dog for three years ever since he was a puppy. He is finely broken for hunting and as a house-dog. 1 am very fond of him. But in these three years he has not shown the least sign of affection or of friend liness for me. He obeys me and stays constantly wherever I am. But not once has he exhibited any sign of being fond of me or even of liking me. He does not even wag his tail when he sees me. “Yet my family tell me that, whenever I am away from home for any length of time, he mopes and acts heartbroken, doesn’t eat much and spends his days lying beside my favorite chair. Yet when I return he hardly looks at me. 55^-' ■***&( a rr &%#/vrt% “Build a platform for your do;.” How do you explain this? What’s wrong with him?’’ I am writing that man that there is nothing wrong with his dog. There are batter ways for a dog to show his deathless adoration for his master than by jumping up on the latter and wiping muddy feet on his clothes. I am telling him that his dog obeys him, attempts to go everywhere with him, grieves for him when he is away. What more can anyone ask of a good friend, canine or human? * * * WHEN NOT TO CALL DOG If you are out walking with your dog and he strays into a street heavy with traffic, never call to him to come back to you. If you do, his instinct to obey will prob ably make him return at once, recklessly ignoring the traffic. If -t0 • you don’t call to him, he will prob ably cross the street safely and then you can go across to him. * * * GIVE DOG A PLATFORM Now that winter is here and spring will follow with its result ant thaws, it’s a good idea if you keep your dog out-of-doors to be sure he has some sort of platform or bench on which he can climb. I have suggested this before but it is worth repeating. Snow-covered or frozen ground becomes wet and muddy when it begins to thaw. A dog forced to lie unprotected on such ground may develop a serious cold from the dampness. Usually a dog will not suffer any harm from lying in the snow, but he would prefer a bench or a board on which to sun him Mlf. Dogs can stand almost any amount of cold weather providing they are not subjected to damp ness or drafts. * * * ' THE QUESTION BOX Question: Our new puppy who is six months old chews the'legs on the furniture. He also eats dirt. Do you think he may be lacking something in his diet?—S. H. Answer: My guess is that he is suffering with worms. Suggest you take him to a good veterinarian for a complete check and allow him to prescribe ethe proper type of worm medicine needed. Question: How many different kinds of dogs are there?—W. N. K Answer: That is really hard to answer exactly. There are hun dreds of different combinations of mongrels. Today in this country there are 107 recognized breeds. Will Preach Here I 1 •v$ 1 I The Rev. Charles A. Epperson, of High Point, noted radio preacher, will speak nightly from Tuesday to Friday this week at the Gospel Tabernacle. Marine, Navy Airmen Maintain 5 To 1 Ratio Over Japanese Airmen WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.— UP)—In three years of war, Navy and Marine Corps fliers have establish ed a superiority ratio of more than 5 to 1 over the Japanese. To January 1, the Navy disclosed today, Japanese planes shot down in combat or destroyed on the ground by its fliers totaled 9-819 against 1,882 planes lost. The fig ures do nyt include losses to anti aircraft lire by either side. The score in 1942 was 1,134 *►> 384, for a ratio of 3 to 1; in 1943, 2,212 to 351, or 6.3 to 1, and last year, 6,473 to 1,147, or 5.7 to 1. -V— CALLS FOR PUNISHMENT WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. — UP) — House Democratic leader McCor mack of Massachusetts called to night for the trial and punishment of Nazis and Japanese guilty of persecutions “in their own country 1 or in conquered lands.” EPPERSON PLANS TO SPEAK HERE The Rev. Charles A. Epperson, of High Point, secretary of the South Atlantic district of the Christian and Missionary alliance and secretary of the North Caro lina Radio Preachers’ Fellowship, will preach nightly at 8 o'clock from Tuesday through Fridav at foe Wilmington Gospel Tabernacle, Sixth and Orange streets, Taber nacle officers announced last night. The Rev. Mr. Epperson con ducts a daily radio program from station WMFR, High Point, and periodic broadcasts from station WPTF, Raleigh. He is a native of Asheville, who assumed pastor ship of the Christian Alliance Tabernacle in High Point after ministerial education in the North and many years as a pastor in Raleigh. Leaders of the Tabernacle ex pressed their hope that the public will take advantage of this occa sion to hear the message of the noted radio preacher. -V rosthumous Citation Received By Mother Of Hampstead Soldier The Presidential citation and Purple Heart medal, awarded post humously to Sgt. John M. Sidbury for military merit and wounds in action, have been received by his mother, Mrs. Martha S. Sidbury 3f Hampstead. Sergeant Sidbury, who was born !n Wilmington on July 9, 1919, was billed in action in German last September 13. Entering the service on April 9, 1943, he received mili ary training at Camp Blanding, Fla.; Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Little Rock, Ark.; and Camp Pic :ett, Va. He went to England in Dctober, 1943. At the time Sergeant Sidbury was nducted into the armed forces, he vas employed by the Seashore transportation company, in New 3ern. VV ■-— FRANCE TO GET MORE U. S. FOOD BY JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON. Feb. 3. — UP} — The Government announced tonight a far reaching program for French civilian supplies, hut pnvately of ficials conceded that American relations will get worse before they get better. The announcement 9oye.r®d thousands of tons of food stuffs industrial materials, and badly needed transportation equipment including 700 locomotives and 9 000 trucks, authorized for French pur chase here. The gods are being shipped as rapidly as cargo space becomes available. The announcement dis closed that 46,000 tons of civilian supplies were shipped to France during January. Other goods are to be stockpiled near ports for movement as tonnage becomes available. Officials said, however, that the -French people are now goinj through one of the worst winters in their history, suffering intense ly from lack of fuel, clothing and food in many parts of the country. They said the failure to get sup plies delivered in time to prevent this suffering inevitably means some loss of good will between France and the other Allies. “Somebody has to be a scape goat,” one authority summed it up, “and it looks like we're it— we and the British.” The supply failure is blamed on a greater need than was antici pated last summer, when it was not thought that all of France would be liberated as quickly as it was, and also on the heavy de mands of the military forces on all forms of transportation. Thus there has not been such shipping avail able for French civilian goods and there has been little transportation inside France to distribute goods. In some instances, it is said, conditions have led to unfavorable comparison with the situation un der the Germans when many ol the French enjoyed a kind of ma terial comfort. French political leaders striving to solidify then support are* inclined to blame the United States and Britain more frequently than the conditions ol the war. __ Gas Holddown May Be Lifted Monday Nigh WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.— (fh Risin temperatures and “fine cc operation” from the public brougt a measure of relief today to wa plants in areas under the govejp ment's natural gas-use restrit tions. War production Board official while emphasizing “we are nc out of the woods yet,” said the were hopeful the 72-hour holddow imposed yeste da i and the Distrh *i t be allowed to exp . 7 P- m., easter:. A ' >t uled. 0 The WLB b;,>• c .■ r. t the use of na , (i (j J,t'b r in amusement r• :-i - ■ . , ■ -5 - ;ch ,, ., aters. night c! ;bs. bo and motion pic: ,>-> n "‘■h t John Harvard. 5> e ., .. r vard collegf . . % n Puritan ministe: " i ’• YcmTi get more real good from running water at le»a cost per gallon with one of these NEW Deming Jet Pumps or Complete Water Systems. 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