Death Of Roosevelt
The Death nf President Roosevelt
1 pH the loss of the “greatest
'Truce contributing to the pre
rvation of this Nation and to a
16 'ma'ient world peace and for a
H ter world,” the City Council de
be!,e, jr a resolution that was
leased' today by City Manager
The resolution follows:
a meeting of me Council of
,h 'ritv of Wilmington held on the
*fh dav of April. 1945. resolutions
lenecting the memory of the
President of the United States as
Linws were adopted:
PFSOLVED, That as members
, lhe Council of the City of Wil
mington we hereby record this ex
ro w of profound sorrow and
fr6S n the death of Franklin D.
BMsevelt, President of the United
LL which occurred in Warm
Lings, Georgia, on the afternoon
p? April 1Z- 1945‘ The worlds
Latest leader has fallen, and in
Sj passing we have lost the great
, t influence contributing to tne
preservation of this nation and to
, nermanet world peace and for a
Liter world. Truly it can be said
h:m that not only has a great
leader passed, but also we have
J st a big brother and one who
was respected and loved by al
He possessed exceptional ability
clear judgement, gave wise coun
sel, had the highest sense of honoi
and commanded the respect of al
people. His memory and the qual
ity of his leadership will be s
source of inspiration for others
upon whom the responsibility now
falls,to carry out his handiwork
Not only will he be rememberec
as an able and inspired leader, bu'
he wall also be remembered as i
kind and lovable person of tht
highest character having an abid
ing inspiration and as a Christiar
“He has been called to a highei
sphere and may be of greater serv
ice to the Supreme Commander
By his labors and leadership Vic
lory is assured and a better work
is in prospect, though it was no
given him to see the completi
fruition of all of his plans. Anc
not only has a great statesman am
leader departed, but also a grea
and inspiring humanitarian. He i;
now associating with the immor
tals in immortality,
“The foregoing resolutions wer<
adopted by the unanimous vote o
• all members of the City Council at
the meeting aforesaid.”
W. Ronald Lane,
l Mayor and Councilman
; Robert LeGwin,
[ Robert R. Romeo,
; Garland S. Currin
Edgar L. Yow,
: BUY WAR BONDS AND STAMPS
Coroner’s Jury Orders
Negro Held in Shooting
Sam McKoy, Negro, 27, of 821
Bladen street, who faces a charge
of murder in the shooting df Mil
dred Williams, Negress, of 1116
Queen street, was ordered held yes
terday afternoon by a New Han
over county coroner's jury.
McKoy allegedly shot the Ne
gress in the right shoulder Sat
urday at Ninth and Bladen streets.
She was pronounced dead on ar
rival at James Walker Memorial
hospital, according to police re
ports. There were no' witnesses
to the shooting, according to the
Veniremen selected by Coroner
Asa W. Allen were R. J. Holliday,
B. T. Hopkins, W. E. Powell, A. F.
Walton, R. J. Casteen and R. H.
WORK ON LAUNDRY
The remodeling of the two-story
brick building on North Second
street, which formerly housed the
City Laundry, for use as an office
building by the ,War Manpower
commission and U. S. Employ
ment service, was started yester
Frederick Willetts, owner of the
structure, said the $18,000 in re
pairs being done by the Builders
Home and Specialty Co., of Wil
mington, is expected to be com
pleted by Jtdy 1.
Occupancy of the structure,
which will be known as the First
Federal building, by the Area WMC
office and white and Negro offices
of the USES will follow soon after
completion of the remodeling work.
Both the interior and exterior will
be renovated, he said.
Building Inspector Gilbert F.
Morton reported that a building
permit for this project was issued
Other building permits issued
yesterday included one for the
Johnson Cotton company to make
$10,000 in repairs to its plant at
Hilton, and another for MacMillan
and Cameron company to make
$4,000 in repairs to the building
at 108,110 North Second street,
which was recently condemned
by the city. Mr. Morton said U. A.
Underwood, of Wilmington had
been given contracts for both re
County Increases Budget
For Old Age Assistance
Although statistics show an in
crease in prosperity generally, a
tentative budget for aid to aged
ir. New Hanover county, adopted
by the Board of County Commis
sioners yesterday, showed an in
crease of $7,035 over last year’s
The tentative budget, submitted
by J. R. Hollis, superintendent of
public welfare, requested $28,350
for old age assistance, as com
pared with the $21,315 the County
spent last year.
New Hanover county spent a
total of $85,260 for old age assist
ance last fiscal year, which in
cluded State and Federal appro
priations of $62,684.94 and $630.
Both appropriations were made
jointly, although at different times.
The County’s share is 25 per cent
of the larger amount.
Included in the tentative budget
was a request by Mr. Hollis for
$11,880 to carry out the County’s
program for aid to dependent chil-1
Records show that New Hanover
county spent $50,066.40 for aid to
dependent children last fiscal year.
Of this amount, $12,516.60 was ap
propriated by the county and $37. i
549.80 was appropriated by the
State and Federal governments.
It is estimated that 525 persons
above the age of 65 in 'this county
are eligible for such aid, with aver
age monthly grants amounting to
The county board yesterday re
ceived a report on indigent pa
tients treated at Community hospi
tal since Ja'nuary 1, but consider
ed the report inadequate and ap
pointed a committee to confer with
It was pointed out that rather
than a detailed report on indigent
patients, in reference to the hos
pital's request for increased funds,
the County received what was
termed an aggregate report, and
considered this insufficient to act
Prior to adjournment, the board
authorized preparation of a resolu
tion in the death of President
! Franklin D. Roosevelt.
ENGLAND HEARS TRUMAN
LONDON, April 16—(.P)—Presi
dent Truman's first message to
Congress was broadcast through
out England today by the BBC.
The speech came in clearly and
generally was received enthusias
tically by Britons.
Galileo, the astronomer, while
occupying the chair of mathe
matics at Florence, lectured to
2.000 students at a time.
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