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CHURCHES
I —-—
EPISCOPAL
St James, Third and Market
streets. The Rev. Mortimer Glov
rector. Easter Sunday, Sun*
rise service on church tower, 6.30
a.m.; Holy Communion, 8 a.m.;
Morning Prayer, Holy Communion
and sermon, 11 a.m.; Church
school festival, p.m.
St. John’s, Third and Red Cross
streets. Rev. E. W. Halleck, rec
tor. Holy Communion 7.30 a.m.
(junior choir). Holy Communion 11
a.m. Church school festival 4 p.m.
Evening Prayer (with junior choir)
8 p.m.
Church of the Good Shepherd,
Sixth and Queen streets. Rev. Har
vey W, Glazier, rector. Holy Com
munion 3 a.m. Confirmation and
sermon by Bishop Thomas C.
Darst 11 a.m. Church school pag
eant 4 p.m.
St. Paul’s, 16th and Market
streets. Alexander Miller rector.
Holy Communion 7 a.m. Church
school festival 9:30 a.m. Holy
Communion 11:15 a.m.
St. Luke’s Mossion, 125 Spofford.
Ashley T St. Amand, Lay-minister
in charge United Service in front
of Mill ofiice 7 a.m. Church school
4 p.m. Vespers and Address 5 p.m.
Congregation meeting follows im
mediately after.
Wrightsville, St. Andrew s, <
am Carol service. 7:30 a.m. Cel
ebration of the Holy Communion.
8:30 a.m., Breakfast in the parish
house. 9:5 a.m. Church school
and presentation of the Mite Box
offering. 11 a.m. Celebration of the
Holy Communion and sermon by
R?v. Walter R. Noe.
Carolina Eeach, All Saints’, 11
a.m. Celebration of the Holy Com
munion and sermon ' by Rev.
Thomas P. Noe.
Jacksonville, St. Anne’s, 9:5
a.m. Church school. 11 a.m. Cele
bration of the Holy Communion
and sermon by Chaplain Fenning
tpn of Camp Lejeune.
Tar Landing, St. Philip’s, 4 p.m.
Church school. 7 p.m. Easter pro
gram ‘ of the Church school. Ad
dress by Rev. Walter R. Noe.
PRESBYTERiAN
First, Third and Orange streets.
Rev. William Crowe, Jr., D. D.,
minister. Church school 10 a.m.
Church 11:15 a.m. Young People
7 p.m. Church 8 p.m.
St. Andrews-Covenant, Fifteenth
and Market streets. Rev. Freder
ick W. Lewis, D. D., temporary
minister. Church school 9:5 a.m.
Worship 11 a.m., 15 minute in
strumental music at 10:5 a.m.
Sermon, “He Lives Within My
Heart.” Easter Cantata 5 p.m.
Cape Fear, Shipyard Boulevard
at Vance street. The Rev. Philiip
M. Cory, minister. Sunday school
9:45 a. m. Worship 11 a. m. Cele
bration of Holy Communion. Wor
ship 7:30 p.m. Easter Cantata by
the choir. Youth Meetings 6:30
p.m.
Colonial Village Cnapel, No. 174
Colonial Village Circle, Sunday
School U:45 a.m. Non - denomina
tional and under auspices of Winter
Park Presbyterian church.
Pearsall Memorial, East Wil
mington, Chaplain Frank M.
Thompson, acting pastor. Sunday
school 10 a.m. Worship 11 a.m.
Young People’s League 6:45 p.m.
Commurity Chapel, Sunday
school 10:43 a.m. Evening worship
every second and fourth Sunday
8 p.m.
Winter Park, Alfred K. Dudley,
pastor Worship 11 a.m. and 7:30
p.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Chil
dren’s Group 4 p.m. Young Peo
ple’s League 6 p.m.
Smith Creek Church School (of
the First Presbyterian Church)
30p. m. L edbyK .W. T aylor.
:3G p.m. Led by K. W. Taylor.
Oak Grove Chapel (of the First
Presbyterian Church) Carolina
Beach road. Church school 5 p.m
Delgado, Rev. C. C. Myers, pas
tor. Sunday school 9:45 a.m. Wor
ship 7:30 There will be special Eas
ter music.
McClure Memorial, Sunday
school 10 a.m. Worship 5) a.m. Pas
tor Rev. C. C. Myers.
Topsail, Sunday school 10:20 a.m.
Worship 11 a.m. Pastor Rev. C. C.
Myers. There will be a commun
ion service at this time.
METHODIST
Grace, Corner Grace and Fourth
Church school 9:45 a.m. Worship
11 a.m. Christening service 4 p.m.
Evening Easter music program at
8 o’clock.
Trinity, Market at 1th street.
F ed W. Paschall, pastor. Sunday
school 9:45 a.m. Worship 11 a.m.
Youth Fellowship 7 p.m. Worship
8 pm.
Fifth Avenue, Fifth between Nun
and Church streets. Chancie D.
Barclift, pastor. 9:5 a.m. Church
school. lla.m.sermonbypast or.
8p.m. Easter music program. The
annual union Easter service will
be held at the Confederate Monu
ment in Oakdale cemetery at 7
o’clock Easter morning.
Epworth—Fifth and Bladen. C.
N. Phillips, pastor. Sunday school
10:30; worship and sermon 11:15
a. m.; service 8 p. m. Infant
baptism, reception of members
and communion at both services.
Wesley Memorial, Kermit R.
wheeler, minister, worsnip 10 a.
m. Church school 11 a.m. Youth
Fellowship 7:15 p.m. Worship 8
p.m.
Bethany, Church school 2:30 p.
m. Worship 3:30 p.m.
BAPTIST
First, Fifth and Market streets.
Sankey L. Blanton, minister. Sun
day school. . .9:45 a.m. Worship
11 a.m. and 6 p.m. 6:45 p.m. Bap
tist training Union.
Calvary, Fourth and Brunswick
streets. Rev. E. L. Bradley, for
mer pastor, preaching. Sunday
school 9:45 a.m. Services 11 ajn.
and 8 p.m. BTU 6:30 p.m.
Temple. Seventeenth and Market
streets. W. J. Stephenson, pastor.
Sunday school, 9:45 a.m. Worship,
11 a.m., Dr. T. D. Price, guest
minister. Training Union, 6:45 p.m.
Worship, 8 p.m. Dr. T. D. Price,
guest minister.
Southside, 720 South Fifth street.
T. O. Walton, pastor, Sunday
school 9:45 a.m. Worship 11 a.m.
and 8 p.m. Training Union 6:45
p.m.
Eighth Street, Sunday school 10
a.m. Worship 11 a.m. Worship 8
р. m. Rev.' J. Homer Butler, filling
pulpit.
Sunset Park, G. Call Lewis, pas
;or. Central Boulevard and Jeffer
■on street. Sunday school, 9:45 a.
r> Worship 11 a.m. .Turning Un
с. v. 6:45 p.m. Wo'ship 8 p.m.
Winter Park, Rev. T. H. King,
aastor. Sunday school 10 a.m. BTU
' p.m. Worship 8 p.m.
Seagate, J. E. Allard, pastor.
Sunday school 10 a.m. Worship 11
a.m. Easter message. B. T. U.
Sunday 6:30 p.m. Worship 7:30 p.
m. Play entitled "Christ is Risen”
ay the Juniors.
Masonboro, Sunday school 10:30
a.m J. R. Hollis, superintendent.
“‘“F XA.UV 1VV.Y. i • XI,
pastor.
Leland, Woodrow W. Robbins,
pastor. 10:30 a.m. Sunday school.
Worship 11:30 a.m. 7 p.m. training
union. Worship 8 p.m.
Winnabow, Lebanon. Woodrow
W. Robbins, pastor. 10:30 Sunday
school, followed by Easter pro
gram and egg hunt for boys and
girls. 8 Training Union. Worship
every fourth Sunday, morning and
evening.
Ash, Soldier Bay. Woodrow W.
Robbins, pastor. Sunday school
10:30 a.m. Special Easter program.
3 p.m. Training Union. Worship
every second Sunday, morning and
evening.
ADVENT CHRISTIAN
First Church, ?04 South Sixth
T Fourth Street, Corner South
Fourth and Church streets. Rev.
H. J. Wilson, pastor. 7 a.m. Sun
rise service. Oakdale cemetery. 10
a.m. Sunday school. 11 a.m. Wor
ship. 7 p.m. Youth's Easter story
on the screen. 8 p.m. Easter Can
tata.
Blakes Chapel. Hampstead. Rev.
P. T. Batson, pastor. 11 a.m. Wor
ship. 3 p.m. Sunday school, p.m.
Easter service. 6:30 Loyal Work
ers Society. 8 p.m. Worship.
Middle Sound, Rev. G. T. Shep
ard, assistant pastor. 10 a.m. Sun
day school. 11 a.m. Worship 6 p.
m. Loyal Workers Society. 7:30 p.
m. Worship.
Piney Grove, Rev. George Saun
ders, pastor. 10 a.m. Sunday
school. 11 a.m. Worship 7:30 p.m.
Worship.
LUTHERAN
St. Paul’s, Sixth and Market
pastor. Matins 7 a.m. Holy Com
munion. Sermon, “The Angel’s
streets. The Rev. Walter B. Freed,
Message.” Sunday school 9:5 a,
rh. Service 11 a.m. Holy Commun
ion.
Army and Navy Commission,
(Missouri Synod) The Rev. W. A.
Kimberley, Contact Pastor 1719
Carolina avenue, Contact Station
Easter service Sunday evening 7:30
p.m. Easter Theme: Now is Christ
Risen'
CATHOLIC
St. Mary’s, Corner Fifth and
Ann streets. Monsignor C. E. Mur
phy, pastor; Rev. E. A. Rigney
and Rev. J. H. Tevlin, assistants.
Confessions Saturday 4 to 6; 7 to
9 p.m. Masses on Sunday at 7,
9, 10:30 and 12 o’clock. Sunday,
school immediately following the
nine o’clock Mass. Sunday after
noon devotions at 5:30.
Wrightsville Beach, St. The
■rese’s 209 So. Lumina; Rev.
Thomas E. Curran,, pastor. Mass
on Sunday at 11 a.m. Confessions
before Mass.
Carolina Beach, Immaculate
Conception. St. Joseph’s street;
Rev. Thomas E. Curran, pastor.
Mass on Sunday at 9 a.m. Con
fessions before Mass.
THE little chapel on the
boardwalk
Wrightsville Beach, Conducted
by the First Presbyterian church,
Wilmington. Sunrise Easter serv
ice on the beach 7 a.m. Church
school 10 a.m. Church 11:15 a.m.
Sermon by Capt. Victor S. Bur
rows. Young People 7 p.m.
COMMUNITY CHURCH
Carolina Beach. James B. Me
Quere, pastor. Sunday school 10
a.m. Worship 11 a.m. Worship 7:30
p.m.
WESLEYAN METHODIST
18th and Castle streets. Rev. S.
T. Bayse. pastor. Sunday school
9:45 a. m. Preaching 11 a. m. and
7:45 p.m. WYPS 6:45 p.m. i
CHRISTIAN' SCIENCE
17th and Chestnut streets. Sun
day school 10 a. m. Service 11 a.
m.
CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY
ALLIANCE
Wilmington Gospel Tabernacle,
Corner Sixth and Orange streets.
Rev. W. G. Hurni, pastor. Bible
school 10 a.m. Worship 11 a.m.
Topic: ‘‘Did Jesus Rise?" Young
People’s Fellowship 3 p.m. Evan
gelistic service 8 p.m. Topic:
"The Cry For Mercy.”
HOLINESS
Church of God, Fourth and Mar
steller streets, Rev. V. D. Combs,
pastor. Radio service 7:30 a.m.
Sunday school 10 a.m. Worship 11
a.m. and 7:45 p.m.
NON-DENOMINATIONAL
Castle Heights, 15th and Castle
streets. Mrs. W. T. DeVane, Jr.,
leader, Sunday school 2 p.m. Wor
ship 8 p.m.
LAKE FOREST
SUDAY SCHOOL
The Lake Forest Sunday school
will be held at 9:45 a.m. in the
community building.
DISCIPLES OF CHRIST
First Christian, South Third and
Ann streets. James Lawson, min
ister. Sunday school 9:5 a.m.
Worship 11 a.m. Service 8 p.m.
CONGREGATIONAL
(Colored)
Gregory, Seventh and Nun
streets. Rev. M. Williams pastor.
Sunday school 10 a.m. Worship
11:15 a.m.
Easter Meditation
By Cha.piain Frank
M. Thompson
Thirteen hundred years ago, at
the court of King Edward in
Northumbria, in a great assem
bly hall whose wattled walls were
lit by flaming torches, an eager
body of listerners heard the first
message of Christianity delivered
in Britain. It was followed with
much discussion, in the midst of
which an old warrior stood forth
and cried out, “Can this new' re
ligion tell us what happens after
death? Man is as a swallow fly
ing through this lighted hall. He
enters from the dark, he goes out
into the dark. What comes to a
man in the dark, dim unknown?”
That has ever been the question.
A thousand years before a per
plexed voice out of the Old Tes
tament put it this way, “If a man
die shall he live again?” And
hundreds of years before Job, and
all down the ages the question
has been sounding in the hearts
of men.
Well Easter Sunday answers
the question. The answer may
not satisfy, but it's the best we
can give.
As a matter of fact, the belief
of life after death is a matter of
faith. You cannot prove it any
more than you can prove that
the sun will rise on the morrow.
Some things must be taken for
granted. So with the dectrine of
immortality. It is a conviction,
a way of life. Browning clarifies
our meaning in his courageous
lines:
“I go to prove my soul.
I see my way as birds their
trackless way.
I shall arrive. What time, what
circuit first,
I ask not; but unless God sends
his hail
Or blindiing fireballs, sleet or
stifling snow,
In some time, His good time,
I shall arrive.”
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BUT WAR BONDS AND STAMPS
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Civil Service Group
Awaits Council Note
(Continued from Page One)
the matter is closed” in the case
of Policeman G. C. Looney, fol
lowing the apprisal by the press
that the City Attorney had ruled
that affidavits furnished the com
mission were sufficient to conduct
a hearing.
The civil service chief said he
could not speak for other members
of the Commission. The Rev. J. F.
Herbert, ministerial representa
tive, disclosed that ‘‘I and another
member were desirous of having
a hearing,” in the Looney case
on last Monday night.
The City Attorney submitted his
rulings, opinions, and reviewed the
case in the following communica
tion sent to individual members of
the Council:
March 29, 1945
‘‘Mayor Ronald Lane
Wilmington, N. C.
“Dear Mayor Lane:
“Re: Charges Against Police Of
ficer G. C. Looney, Transmitted
by toe City to the Civil Service
Commission.
“At the meeting of the City
Council yesterday, I was request
ed to rule upon and give the
Council opinions concerning the
ioliowing questions arising in me
above entitled matter:
“1. Did the record in this case,
which was submitted by the Coun
cil to the Civil Service Commis
sion, comply with the require
ments of the Civil Service Act of
1941 as amended and sufficient for
the Civil Service Commission to
conduct a hearing and pass upon
the Looney case?
“2. Is the City required to re
instate Officer Looney as of March
3, 1945, the date of his suspension
by the Chief of Police?
“3. What is the City now re
quired to do under the law with
respect to Officer Looney?
“1 will answer each question in
order and discuss the reasons for
such answer. As to question (1)
my answer is “Yes.”
“Section 9, Chapter 223 of the
Public Local Law of 1941 provides
that “No officer — shall be dis
missed, removed, suspended, de
moted or discharged except for
cause and upon written complaint,
and after he or she shall have
been given a reasonable oppor
tunity for an open hearing by said
Civil Service Commission in de
fense of such charge.”
“You will observe that written
complaint is the basic require
ment in this section of the law
to enable the Civil Service Com
mission to conduct such hearing
as authorized by this law’. Thus,
the question arises: “Did the City
file or cause to be filed with the
Civil Service Commission written
complaint in accordance with this
section of the law?’’ In my opin
ion it did, and met the require
ments of this section and placed
in the hands of the Civil Service
Commission both written charges
and W’ritten complaint sufficient
for the Commission to proceed to
have and conduct the hearing in
accordance w’ith the requirements
of this law.
“TToHpr Hntp of \Tnrrh 9. 1945.
at the instructions of the City
Council, in meeting assembled on
that date, City Manager Nichols
addressed a letter to the secretax-y
of the Civil Service Commission;
and in that letter, among other
things, stated that he was for
warding the letter to Chief Cas
teen with reference to Officer G.
C. Looney. Also, that he was for
warding the several exhibits and
affidavits obtained in this mat
ter. Mr. Nichols further advised
the Commission that Officer Loon
ey was under a thirty day sus
pension imposed by Chief of Po
lice Department. This letter re
quested a review of the facts in
this case in the following lan
guage, “Your Board is now being
requested to review the facts and
determine the disposition desired
in this situation.”
“In addition to the letters and
affidavits above referred to, and
more particulai'ly hereinafter
pointed out, the City Manager pft’o
transmitted to the Commission
copy of the minutes of the City
Council at its meeting of March
9th, respecting this subject. These
minutes disclosed that the record
was ordered transmitted to the
Commission and to the Recorder’s
Court for information and consid
eration.
“In the letter of Chief of Police
Casteen, dated March 9th and
transmitted to the Commission as
above outlined, it appears that
Chief Casteen on March 2nd ob
tained report from Assistant Chief,
J F. Jordan, that Officer Looney
was under the influence of intoxi
cating drink while on duty the
night of February 28, 1945, and
that Assistant Chief Jordan was
continuing this investigation and
would make further report to the
Chief when the additional facts
were available. This letter also
shows that further investigation
was made and completed, includ
ing an interview with Officer
Looney by the Chief and at which
interview Officer Looney stated
he had taken a couple drinks of
whiskey in the afternoon before
going to work and that later on
in the night he began to feel the
effects to some extent of the whis
key which he had drunk late in
the afternoon. This letter also
shows that the Chief suspended
Officer Looney for thirty days,
sixteen days without pay and four
teen days vacation. The Chief as
serted in the letter that he in
formed Officer Looney that he
could appeal his case to the Civil
Service Commission if he felt that
the punishment was too severe,
and that Officer Looney said he
was satisfied with the punishment
and felt it was fair. This letter
was transmitted to the City Mana
ger and in turn transmitted to
the Civil Service Commission. In
the letter the Chief said that he
thought the case should be for
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such action as may be necessary
after a review of the evidence.
“Exhibit “B” was also trans
mitted to the Civil Service Com
mission, containing statement by
J. F. Jordan, Assistant Chief of
Police. This statement shows that
Officer Jordan, upon being called
to Adams’ Cafe, 524 South Front
street, by Ethel MacArthur, went
to this cafe and talked to this
lady, and she reported to Officer
Jordan that Officer Looney came
into the cafe on the night of Feb
ruary 28th, called for a Coca-Cola
and a hot dog; and that Officer
Looney was “well under the in
fluence of some kind of intoxicat
ing drink;” that after he ate the
hot dog, Officer Looney began to
curse, and put a half-dollar on
the counter and she took out six
teen cents, and that made him
more angry. She asserted that Of
ficer Looney then said, “The damn
hot-dog isn’t fit to eat anyway,
and from now on I will go to the
Weinerburger where I can get hot
dogs fit to eat.”
“This statement of Officer Jor
dan further contains statement
that he made further investiga
tion including interview with Offi
cer J. W. Wilson, who was work
ing with Officer Looney in a po
lice car on the night of February
28th, but that he hated to “squawk”
on a fellow officer. Further, Offi
cer Jordan’s statement shows that
Officer Wilson and Officer Looney
went to Powell’s Cafe at 1118 Daw
son Street; that Looney got out
of the car and went into the cafe;
that Officer Wilson saw Looney
tussling with a colored man in
front of the cafe, this man being
Herbert Rhedrick; that the man
was brought out to the car and
Looney was still in the cafe and
was cauea 10 me car uy onicei
Wilson. There were several peo
ple standing looking on, and Offi
cer Looney “pulled his pistol out
and cocked it and told the people
to “scram—get the hell away
from here.” After this occurred.
Officer Looney went back to the
doorway of the cafe and told the
people, "Come on out and get me
if you want to”; further, that
when Officer Looney got in the
car with Officer Wilson and Rhed
rick that Officer Looney began to
strike the man arrested and he
began to holler, “Murder!”
“Exhibit "C” submitted to the
Civil Service Commission was a
signed, written statement by Of
ficer J. W. Wilson. Among other
things, it shows that this officer,
shortly after leaving the City Hall
and going on duty, noticed that
Officer Looney had been drink
ing something intoxicating; that
Officer Looney did not immediate
ly say anything to him, because
working with him he was in doubt
as to what he should do. That
when they went to Adams’ Cafe,
Officer Looney started to talk with
Ethel MacArthur and she asked
him if he was drunk and Officer
Looney asked her how much was
the bill for the hot-dog and Coca
Cola, ;.nd she told the officer
“nothing,” and he then said to
her “Damned if that's so. I pay
my - -- way,” and he
threw fifty cents on the counter.
She talked with him a few min
utes and told him that Mr. Adams
did not charge officers for drinks
and sandwiches. Then she said he
cursed some more, and in a few
minutes got up and went out.
“This statement of Officer Wil
son also shows that when they
went to Powell’s Cafe, 12th and
Dawson Streets, Officer Looney
went in and in a few minutes
Officer Wilson saw him tussling
with a negro boy, Herbert Rhed
rick; that Officer Wilson left the
car and went to the scene and
heard Officer Looney, after he
walked back to the cafe door, say
to the people in the cafe, “Come
out and get me,” and then he
pulled his gun from the holster
and told them again to come out
and get him. Officer Wilson’s
statement says that when they
were on the way to the City Hall,
Officer Looney and the arrested
negro were in the back seat and
that Officer Looney began slap
ping and beating the boy. *
“Exhibit “D” submitted to the
Civil Service Commission by the
City is a signed, written state
ment by Ethel MacArthur. In this
statement she says that at about
9:00 P.M., February 28th, Officers
Wilson and Looney both came to
Adams’ Barbecue stand and or
dered two Coca-Colas and one hot
dog. After Officer Looney had re
ceived the hot-dog, he asked Ethel
MacArthur how much he owed for
it and she told him, “nothing,”
and that Mr. Adams had said he
did not want to make a charle to
the officers for a sandwich or a
drink. Thereupon, Ethel MacAr
thur stated, Officer Looney said
“I am going to pay for it.” “God
damn it—take this money out—I
pay for everything I get.” The
statement further says that Offi
cer Looney continued to use pro
fane language and that the hot
dog was not fit to eat and that
he would go to the Weinerburger
where hot-dogs did not cost him a
-cent.
Exhibit “E” submitted by the
City to the Civil Service Com
mission was a written, signed
statement by Elise Hickman, which
said that Officer Looney came to
the Hillcrest Cafe at 12th and
Dawson Streets on the night of
February 28th, went into the cafe,
first looked into the dining rooms,
then into the kitchen where he stood
a few minutes looking around. At
this time, only Herbert Rhedrick
was in the main dinning room. He
asked for a glass of water and I
went to get it for him. Officer
Looney walked up to him and said,
“You think you are smart”, took
him by the arm and started push
ing him out of the door and then
struck him.
Exhibit “G” submitted by the
City to the Civil Service Commis
sion is a written statement signed
T->,1_...n rm
at the Hillcrest Cafe. This state
ment says that Herbert Rhedrick
came to the kitchen door and ask
ed for the glass of water and he
had to take a pill. Then Officer
Looney grabbed him and asked
him what he meant by saying
he was nervous and had to take
pills, and Officer Looney pulled
him out into the front of the cafe.
Exhibit “H” submitted by the
Council to the Civil Service Com
mission is a written signed state
ment by Lillie Powell, who work
ed at the Hillcrest Cafe. This state
ment says she was working in the
front part of the cafe and she did
not know Officer Looney was there
until he pulled Herbert Rhedrick
out front and hit him. Thereafter,
Officer Looney came back to the
door of the cafe and wanted to
know if anybody there wanted to
do anything about it- and to come
out and he “pulled and cocked his
gun there in the doorway.”
Exhibit “I” submitted by the
City to the Civi Service Commis
sion is a written, signed state
ment by Herbert Rhedrick. This
statement says that he had been
discharged from the Army and was
under care of the Veterans’ Ad
ministration. On the night of
February 8th, he was at the Hill
crest Cafe; that while he was go
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ing toward the back of the cafe to
get some water that the officer
walked up to him. grabbed him
and said, “You are trying to be a
wise, smart guy, aren’t you?’’ That
then Officer Looney started hit
ting him with his hand; that Offi
cer .Looney ignored his protests;
that Officer Looney hit him three
more times and pulled him to the
front of the cafe. The officer took
him to the police car and said,
“Why don't you try to fight me
back?”; that Rhedrick asked the
driver of the police car not to let
Officer Looney hit him like that
because he had not done anything.
That when Officer Looney reached
the jail he made him march in like
a soldier, and the officer went up
stairs ,to the jailor and said, “He
is a smart guy who has been over
seas,” and the officer hit him one
or two times there at the jail.
Exhibit “K” submitted by the
City to the Civil Service Commis
sion is a signed written statement
by Hilda Lucas, who said that Of
ficer Looney didn’t make any “out
of the way remarks” to her and she
didn’t think he had been drinking.
“The foregoing, in my opinion,
definitely constitute written charges
and written complaint fully suffi
cient to meet the written complaint
requirements of the Civil Service
Act and particularly the require
ments of Section 9 thereof. This
section of the Civil Service Act,
in my opinion contemplates that
upon the reciept of such written
charge that the Commission will
give notice to the person charged—
and conduct a hearing to deter
mine the truth or falsity of such
charges. This section of the Act
grants to the Civil Service Com
mission the right to conduct such
hearings and to compel the at
City has no official jnf0,m ..
from the Civil Serv:c. p bo»
sion except letter of
from the Commission v hi h , 3ri
ommends- that Police
Looney be returned to
full compensation from ,£■**«
of hls suspension. It vin b,7, ^tt
ed that this letter does not s ‘7
the Commission lias cord, y,h>'
hearing, accertained "dac,« I
open the facts m lhe cPs««<
taken any official ac-nn"*' "ot
mg the same, other th ,* J1‘spec’
mentioned recommendaVr* *b°V|
I. therefore, am 0f .*
that trie City should d °Pitl'°»
further in this matt ^
he suspension has run, or t1, '
e City receives some 7
notme from the Civil Service r'11
mission on its hearing and i(C°®
fmial action taken ih««0n
case. n ,B lois
I do not express an opinio* .
the truth of falsity of lllt " *V°
complaints made and c 'Utttl
givem In my opinion that7?
the Civil Service Commie ,0r
investigate and detTrm n?"
however, upon proper heard,; f'
investigation it should be
that the statements and'chS
are true, then Officer 7*g!
would be, in my opinion. glfc
Serving on duty as a memW ,
he Police force while mto^'
(2) Guilty of assault; (3> Guiltv' ,
assault and battery ,4> r “y °!
assault with deadly 'weapon y «
SgoSw conduct unb-4
Very Truly Your,
\^m. B. Campbell
March 29, 1945. AttonitJ'
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R. M. Sheppard Namefl j
Head Qf MacRae Firm 1
Following the annual meetina
yesterday of stockholder* of Hu»
MacRae and Co.. Inc., R. M. Shen
paid was elected president and
treasurer. Sheppard has been as
sociated with the MacRae inter!
ests for the past 46 years.
Other officers elected bv the
directors were Hugh MacRae
chairman of the board of direr!
tors; Hugh M. Morton, secretary
and Mrs. E. G. Allen, assistant
secretary.
Directors elected were Hurt
MacRae. Mrs. Agnes MacRae
Morton and R. M. Sheppard.
GI DRAFTED HIMSELF
SMOKY HILL ARMY AIR
FIELD, Salina. Kan.. March .30.
(U.R)— Sgt. Joseph Schard can't
blame anyone but himself for be
ing in the Army. Before entering ,
the service, Sgt. Schard was a '
director of a local draft board in
Philadelphia. When his number
came up he drafted himself.
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BUY WAR BONDS AND STAMPS
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Carolina Beach Easter
Service To Be Held On
Boardwalk Near Ocean
The Rev. H. J. Wilson will pre
sent the message at the third an
nual Easter sunrise service to be
held at Carolina Beach at 7 o’clock
Sunday morning on the boardwalk
at the end of Harper avenue.
The Rev. James B. McQuere,
chairman of the Program com
mittee,, announced yesteday that
final arrangements have been com
pleted for the service, including
the installation of a public address
system.
. A choir of 50 voices, composed
of persons from various churches,
will sing under the directidn of
Mrs. A. C. Cole. In the event of
rain, the service will be held in
the Baptist church.
The following program will be
presented:
Prehide, “O Lord Be Merciful,”
k wiV- “Fairest Lord Jesus,”
by Willis; choir; Invocation, C.
r =J”hllSOnr‘,L,ow in the Grave He
tfy’. Lowry, choir; scripture
Rev PS’, Corinthians 15:20-26,
Privet 1 Cuarruth; Choral Call to
y ’ choir; prayer, Rev.
W°TaLP- Noe! The Crass, by
sage ’ "Tv?’ J~ Homer Lingle; mas
H J S°ng of Faith>” Rev.
" “Christ- tha Lord,
and rn3 ay'” by Wesley ehoir
Rev. Lewi!rEgaLudiumbenediCti0n’
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EASTER DAY SPECIALS
SAINT PAUL’S
EPISCOPAL cHUiiCH
16th and Market Sts.
7:00 A. M. Celebration of the
Holy Communion
9:30 A. M. The Church School
Festival
11:15 A. M. Celebration of the
Holy Communion
1755 1945 !
St. John’s
l
Lodge No. 1
A. F. & A. M.
The SUBLIME DEGREE OF
MASTER MASON will be con
ferred by this lodge this Satur
day afternoon, March 31, begin
ning at 6:15 o’clock; supper at
7:15; labor resumed at 8:15. All
Master Masons are cordially in
vited tG attend. By Order of the
Master.’
Chas. B. Netvcomb, Sec.
mmmmmummmnwi
WE VULCANIZE
RUBBER FLOOR MATS ’
(With Black Rubber Only)
MacMillan & Cameron Co.
115 North 3rd St.
ST. JOHN'S EPISCOPAL CHUHCH
Third and Red Cross
Holy Communion—7:30 a. m. (Junior Choir)
Holy Communion—11:00 a. m. (Adult Choir)
Church School Festival 4:00 P. M.
EVENING PRAYER
With Junior Choir at 8:00 P. M.
Rev. E. W. Halleck, Rector
4
! I Visit Our Store For
11 Quality :
• ■ JEWELRY and GIFTS ;
:: B. GURR, Jeweler ;
| J 264 N Front St. I
Don't Swelter
This Summer
ROCK WOOL
INSULATION
Mean a cool home in the
coming months. Fuel sav
ings in Winter pays for it—
Fire Proof — Bock Proof
Vermin Proof
STANDARD
INSULATION CO.
214 South Front St.
Phone—Day 2-2285
Night 9528
PLUMBING
AND
HEATING
SERVICE

Cumber-Moore Co.
17 M. 8econd 81
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1878 1945
Wilmington
Lodge No. 319.
A. F. & A. M.
A SPECIAL COMMUNICATION
of this Lodge will be holden
(THIS) SATURDAY, MARCH
31ST at 6:15 P. M., in the York
Rite Room, for the purpose of
conferring the Sublime Degree
of Master Mason. Supper at 7:15
P. M. resuming labor at 8:15
P. M. Class will report at 5:15
P. M.
All qualified Masters are cordi
ally invited to attend.
By Order of the Master.
Louis V. Swann P. M.,
Secretary.
Try Our
Pii Barbecued
Pork and Beef
Sandwiches of all kinds.
Also plate lunches.
OPEN 9 A. M. to 12 P. N.
ADAMS
PIT BARBECUE and
SANDWICH SHOP
525 S. Front Street
O. C. Adams, Prop.
leriaance 01 witnesses ana uie rignt
to require the production of books,!
papers and records which may be
relevant to such investigation.
This section also authorizes the
Chief of Police Department to sus
pend a member of the department,
if such member commits any fla
grant offense, for a period not ex
ceeding thirty days, pending hear
ing by the Civil Service Commis
sion.
Answering question No. 2 “Is the
City required to reinstate Officer
Looney as of March 3, 1945, the date
of his suspension by the Chief.of
Police: My answer to this question
is “No”. It is my opinion, under the.
present state of facts, that the
tnirty day suspension from March
3rd is to run until that period has
expired and then the pay of Offi
cer Looney would not start until
the terms of this thirty day sus
pension have been complied with.
As to the question No. 3, “What
it the City now required to do with
respect to Officer Looney?”, it is
my opinion that under the present
situation the City is not required to
do any active thing, for that the
Do You Need A Loan!
With proper security you can purchase the home you have
dreamed of, make the repairs or remodel the home you
now own. Investigate the CAROLINA.
The Three Million Dollar
Carolina Building and Loan Assn
"Member Federal Home Loan Bank" s
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Roger Moore, Pre*. W. D. Jones, Asit. Sec.-Tm*.
Murray G. James, V.-Pres. J. O. Carr, Atty.
DR. MIKE J. PALMER
OPTOMETRIST
PHONE 4604
EYES EXAMINED _ GLASSES FITTED
120 Princess St.
UPSTAIRS OVER H. A W. CAFETERIA
Open Your Checking Account jj
Popular or Standard
AT
The Morris Plan Bank
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Open To Flower Lovers
Saturday - Sunday ■■ Monday
March 31st, April 1st and 2nd
1 P. M. TO 6 P M.
Beautiful
4
AIRLIE GARDENS ,
Wrightsville Sound
On New Wrightsville Beach Highway
Admission $1.00 Per Person—Inch W*
THOSE IN SERVICE UNIFORM FREE
PROCEEDS GIVEN TO CHARITY

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