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BOY SCOUT CIRCUS
SCHEDULED IN MAY rg sJoii/'Ji ed UIJ in May, according to a *gc5S announced last night by i m strict committee. K Report given at a meeting re t bv C F. Jones, camping a,activities chairman, recom and aeri' that all Scout troops and rub packs in the Wilmington dis C v, cooperate in staging a dem U Oration of Scout activities and °Snu for the public during t h e sklIS Lrt of May. Although this e„ bPe Wilmington’s first such I’lnt Scout circuses are held an isllv in other cities. n w J R’ley district chairman, nl'ided at the meeting. He called for minutes of the annual meeting “ January, which were read by Carroll Tinsley, assistant Scout ^Eli’OtV'o’Neal. district commis •oner reported that neighbor hood commissioners had visited all «cept one of the troops, finding considers ole activity during Boy cpom Week, and that troops were retting started on t h e Standard Troon rating plan for 1945. Dr. Edward Cutter, organization chair man has held a meeting of his committee and arranged for the organization of new troops and ck< With 825 boys becoming nine years old each year. Wilming ton irs in need of several more units for these boys, It was learn ed' _ . Ranald Stewart, member of the leadership training committee, re ported that aims of that committee included a pack organization course for all new Cub packs, a •■Fundamentals” session for all nc.‘.1 troops the teaching of ‘‘Fun damental? of the Boy Scout Movement'’ to members of civic clubs, and a training course for Scoutmasters and troop commit teemen. Bob Howard, health and safety chairman, has inspected meeting places of Troops 36 and 37 and found them in good con dition, it was stated. He plans to have an inspection made of each troop meeting place. Reports of individual troops were made by Dr. S. C. Marks of Troop 14, Kelly W. Price of Troop 23. R. L. Jones of Troop 34, and Harry Symmes of Ship 5024. Harry Solomon and P. J. Baschon, members at large on the committee, stated their interest in Scouting and desire to help in any way possible, an opinion also ex pressed by W. E. Edwards, vice chairman. Courtland W. Baker, Scout Exe cutive, told of the efforts being made by the Cape Fear Area Council committee on camping and activities to obtain a perma nent camp site for the council. He invited members of the Wilming ton district to attend the executive board meeting of the council in Lumberton on March 20. -V CHANDLER FLAYS MANPOWER BILL WASHINGTON, Feb. 24.— IIP) — Senator Chandler (D-KY) today assailed the manpower bill ap proved by the Military Affairs committee as “a monstrosity” which ought to be recommited by the Senate. Before the measure is called up in the Senate Monday, the Ken truckian plans to check other members to see if he can obtain sufficient strength to send it back to the committee. The legislation gives statutory backing, with pen alties, to present voluntary man power rules governing employers, in contrast to a work-or-jail bill for employes passed by the House. Meanwhile the committee issued its formal report on the bill, de claring officially for the first time that the jail-and-fine penalties pro vided for willful violation of em ployment ceilings and hiring re strictions issued by the War Man power commission apply to em ployers only. Several members of the commit tee previously had contended that employes too could be caught in t-e pinch of a one year jail term cr the maximum $10,000 fine pro vided. There has been no disagreement •yer another penalty section of the • which could mean five years j imprisonment and a $10,000 fine i°f a deferred farm worker, found •■'acceptable for military service, who left his farm work. The House committee meanwhile approved a resolution intended to ^ acken the pace of drafting farm eftk1' Chairman May (D-KY) jjed he Military committee testi 'Selective Service) have «st about depleted the farms of tneir workers.” Stiles committee ordered ne resmutinn brought to the House week £pbate' probably next iohc rr062®8 in agricultural j.'oun? .farmers physically un d-aft' mi!itsry 'iuty and makes u -arm workers deferable • are needed on the farm. Mmer May Touch Off Gang M ar In Cleveland wnLMVELAKD’ Feb' 24—IIP)—Shot b " b‘a„sts killed Nathan Weisen earlv jon a duiet suburban road Wda>- and a police lieuten th, tpmediately expressed belief ]an(j. ayn;S would touch off Cleve many y^°ESt„serious «ang war in Parentlv<flrS bis slflyers aP' ,0 the curhrC6,d ,Weisenberg’s car Coroner c »d b°th barrelst confic, »■'" Kj Berber announced the SS” '°Y67 5lot machines at "Th„ , - P'ace of business, the -in. .* lng undoubtedly involves netted with*th*1 °r someone con’ Gerber said.^*1 tyPe °f activity>” Says Japs Await | Yanks In China Japan has 50 divisions—two-fifths of her army—on the China main land to try and stop American landings on the coast, according to a recent estimate by Gen. Ho Ying chin, left, commander-in-chief of the Chinese army. Gen. Ho said this figure did not include the en emy’s Kwantung army of 22 divis ions. stationed in Manchuria. City Briefs PRISON Tech. Sgt. Franklin E. Sulli— —van, Army infantry, who has been reported missing in action in Germany since last October 22, is being held a prisoner of war by the Germans, according to a postcard received from him yesterday by his parents. Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Sullivan of 215 Meares street. ARRIVES Mrs. Esther Benton, of Ports mouth, Va., has arrived here to be with her mother, Mrs. Sally Teachey of Wallace, who is ill at James Walker Mem orial hospital. TRIO TO SING The “Wings Over Jordan" All-Star trio will sing at the Shiloh Baptist church at 11 a.m. todi.y. PRAYER SERVICE A prayer service will be held at the Mt. Vernon Free Will Baptis' church at Myrtle Grove Sound i.i 7:30 p.m. today. El der G. W. Gregg will preach at 8 p.m. REVIVAL SERVICES Revival services are in pro gress at the Church of God, Fourth and Marsteller streets. Broadcasts on the “Holy Ghost’’ will be preached by Evangelist R. H. Hughes over WMFD at 4:15 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The Rev. V. D. Combs is pastor. CHURCH MEETING A study of home mission problems will be the theme of a two-day meeting of ministers and leaders of the Churches of Christ in North and South Carolina in Charlotte on March 13 and 14. Thirty-six congrega tions of the Churches of Christ will be represented at the ses sion. FOUNDER’S DAY SERVICE Alpha Phi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority will hold its Founders’ Day service at St. Stephen A. M. E. church at 4:30 o’clock this afternoon. The seaker will be Mrs. Thomasina W. Johnson of Washington, D. C., lobbyist for the Non-Partisan council on Public Affairs for Alpha Kappa sorority. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Mr. and Mrs. J. J- Furlong, Jr., announce the birth of a daughter, Frances Evelyn, January 25, at Marion Sprunt Annex. ILL Mrs. Ralph W. Hodges, of Highwood Park, who has been ill for several weeks, is still unable to receive company at her home, her sister, Mrs. D. R. Walker, said yesterday. \T__ SINGAPORE IS HIT FROM INDIA BASES WASHINGTON, Feb. 24.—(UP)— The largest task force of Super fortresses ever to take off from India bases blasted the dock area of Singapore today with “good re sults” and left black columns of smoke billowing 20,000 feet over the port, a 20th Air,Force communi que announced. Only weak fighter opposition was encountered during the raid. One of the huge bombers was lost, the communique said. Three enemy aircraft were damaged. Singapore is the “main clearing center for enemy war supplies and equipment between the Japa nese homeland and its troops in occupied territories,” the com munique said. Extensive railroad facilities funnel into the dock area. It was the fourth time that B-29s have hit the city. Japanese broadcasts had admit ted earlier that 130 superfortresses had caused “some damage” to harbor facilities and part of Singa pore proper in a raid lasting more than an hour. WATKINS TO END STAY HERE TODAY William F. Watkins, organist of the First Presbyterian church, will play here for the last time today before leaving for Washington, it. was announced last night by Dr. William Crowe, Jr., pastor. For the service at 11:15 a m., Watkins will play on the church’s Sprunt Memorial organ, beginning at 11 a. m. with “A Gothic Pre lude,” by Eric De Lamarter. Dur ing the service he will accompany Contralto Lynn DuRant, who wiil sing “O Rest in the Lord,” fiom “Elijah,” by Mendelssohn. He will also accompany the choir in pre senting the anthem, “In Heaven Above,” by Christiansen. The Min ister will speak on “The Good Fight,” basing his sermon on the sixth chapter of First Timothy, it was learned. The evening service will be held in the Kenan Memorial Chapel at 8 p. m. The theme of the brief sermon will be “Christ Is The Answer.” Watkins has served the church as r---— organist for the past 18 months, it was said, and has been active in the musical life of the city. A pupil of Virgil Fox at the Pea body Conservatory in Baltimore,; Md.,. he holds the professional de gree of “Associate in the American Guild of Organists.” During the period of Watkins’ service here, the organ music has been one of the outstanding features of the church’s ministry, according to Dr. Crowe. The two recitals Watkins has given, embracing many of the most difficult compositions of organ music, have been brilliantly executed and a source of pride to the church, Dr. Crowe said. -V Polio Funds Campaign Goat May Be Exceeded CHAPEL HILL. Feb. 24—UP> North Carolina’s $392,000 infantile paralysis campaign goal for this year will be exceeded if reportr from 48 counties can be accepted as a criterion, Mrs. Phillios Rus sell. announced today. Mrs. Russell, executive secretary at campaign headquarters, said the 48 counties have tentatively reported contributions totaling $235,000. Extra Special! STATION WAGON COATS 4-95 I Tan gabardine with plain lining. Water repellant... 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