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The longest sentence imposed by
Judge John J- Burney, upon a de
fendant during last week’s crimi
nal term of New Hanover Superior
...court was the 15-year prison term
"given Harry Walker, found guilty
®f assault on a female.
During the session, which ad
journed at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Eu
gene Pompei, charged with house
breaking, larceny and receiving,
pleaded guilty to housebreaking
and entering other than burglar
iously and was given nine to ten
years in state’s prison, to be as
signed to hard labor.
Charles E. Franks, charged with
breaking and entering, larceny
and receiving, was sentenced to
nine months on the state highway.
''•••The term is to begin after he
serves an 18 months sentence, and
another nine months sentence, is
to begin after he serves the pre
vious nine-month erm.
David Hawes was sentenced to
one vear on the state highway^
for violation of the prohibition laws.
Leon Beary Queen, charged with
crimT-’] assault, pleaded guilty to
Bremen, Bremerhaven
Taken Over By Navy
LONDON, May 19—(A1)—The Ger
man ports of Bremen and Bremen
haven have been taken over by the
U. S. Navy to maintain the Ameri
can Army of Occupation in Ger
many and to embark troops re
turning to the United States.
Admiral Harold R. Strak, com
mander of U. S. Naval forces in
Europe announced tonight that
Vice Admiral Robert Lee Ghrom
ley, recalled from Pearl Harbor,
would command American Naval
forces in Germany. Admiral Ar
thur Granville Robinson, comman
der of ports and bases, will direct
the activities at Bremen and Bre
Bremen is Germany’s largest
port next to Hamburg, through
which supplies for the British army
of occupation will move. Bremen
and Bremerhaven have 27 miles
of docks. They are on the Weser
river 30 miles apart.
Canada’s steel production- has
seen doubled since the outbreak
)f World War II.
an assault on a female and was
s-iven 12 months on the roads.
Suspended sentences were given
in several other cases.
'Lt. Edward George Serle, who
is coming to Wilmington for a
series of talks on Maritime day
Tuesday, is a young Hollander
ivho was overnight transplanted
from the sedate civilian life, as
Paris representative of Dutch
steamship companies, into a roving
lieutenant of the Netherlands
navy. He arrived in the United
States recently upon his return
frdm the Pacific war zone.
On June 13, 1'940, as the Ger
mans were entering Paris, Serle
went to southern France where
eight Dutch merchantmen were
being unloaded. After a brief con
ference with the ships’ masters, 11
was decided to try and bring the
ships to England. In spite of bomb
ings by German plans, all eighi
ships sailed down the Loire river
and reached Bristol in safety.
He joined the Netherlands navy
and after being trained for mine
sweeping, was put In charge oi
first two and later four mine
sweepers. On their first day oi
operations Lieutenant Serle’s
sweepers exploded the first mag
aetic mines which . the Germans
Will Talk Here |
had dropped along the British
coast. Later his converted fishing
trawlers were replaced with mod
ern fast ships which did good serv
ice in bringing into British ports
the first convoy of Liberty ships
to arrive from the United States
In June, 1944, Lieutenant Serle
was transferred to the Pacific War
theater. Passing through the Unit
ed States, he spent forty-two days
traveling from the east coast to a
western port of embarkation, dur
ing which time he delivered eighty
seven lectures in sixteen days. He
traveled to Australia in one of the
Mitchell medium bombers made in
the United . States for the Nether
lands government. In Australia and
New Guinea Lieutenant Serle help
ed train the thousands of Indone
sians who, immediately upon their
liberation by General MacArthur’s
forces, rushed to the Netherlands
recruiting centers to enlist for the
battle against the Japanese.
The steady influx in Australia
of volunteers for the Netherlands
Navy and Marines, especially since
the liberation of Holland’s south
ern provinces, promises to speed
up the battle, for the reconquest
of the. Netherlands Indies, Lieu
tenant Serle believes. Many thou
sands of young men have already
enlisted in these provinces for the
Pacific war and their numbers
are increasing rapidly as other
sections of the Netherlands are
added to the liberated territory.
However, it will be many months
before enlistment on a wide scale
can take place in the three west
ern provinces where the largest
part of the population resides and
which includes such large cities as
Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotter
dam, Utrecht and Haarlem. The
desperate conditions prevailing in
these three “hunger provinces’’
have sapped the energy of the peo
ple to such a degree that it will
require a considerable time before
even the younger generation can
be restored to normal health.
At the St. Regis in New York City
In the Iridimn Room —Three New Yorkers get
together in one of the town’s most famous spots
lor dining and dancing. Frances Ward, Alyce
Fredericks, and Ace Balkin, former U. S. Army
corporal recently discharged, enjoying a laugh as
well as the Pepsi-Cola. - _'__ ^au.
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■«*«•» women, Boys, Girls! GET A FARM ««"•
A huge farm-help shortage exists in
this area! Our crops must be saved!
Get a farm job—spare time, week-ends, Sundays,
during your vacation. Help feed our Armed Forces,
our fighting Allies, our civilian population.
The war effort needs every scrap of food grown.
Yet —if the 1945 food crop is to be saved,
4,000,000 volunteer farm workers will have to help.
You cam do no more patriotic act than help bring
in the food. You’ll enjoy the healthful, outdoor
life; and you’ll be paid prevailing rates as you
serve your country.
1 i
See your County Agent, in Wilmington,
Mr. R. W. Galphin Custom House, Dial 7144
He will explain how you can help harvest Potatoes,
Cucumbers Beans, Squash and Tobacco. Workers
are needed from June 21st to August 7th.
Don’t delay. This is an emergency. Act Now. j
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This campaign is one of several sponsored by The Curtis
Publishing Co. in support of the war effort. It is being
placed in newspapers throughout the country by Country
Gentleman as a special service to Agriculture.
Nation Will Pay Tribute
To Great Merchant Fleet
Maritime Day Will Be Ob- ‘
served At Ports And '
Shipyards Tuesday
WASHINGTON, May 19.—(/P)—
The nation will pay tribute Tues
day Maritime day, to the men who ,
maA the ships that deliver the
goods of. victory.
Dedicated by Congress to t h e
American Merchant Marine, the
day will be observed throughout
the country with a display of flags
and with special ceremonies at
shipyards and ports. It was on
May 22, 1819, that the little Ameri
can vessel Savannah started on the
first successful voyage across the
Atlantic under steam propulsion.
Three years ago this country ob
served its gloomiest Maritime day.
Corregidor had just fallen to the
Japs, Hitler’s legions held undis
puted sway over fortress Europe,
and Rommel was on the rampage
in Africa. Submarines were taking
so heavy a toll of Allied ships
that hope of defeating the Axis
was pegged primarily on speedy
shipbuilding by the United States.
Today the United States has the
largest merchant fleet in world
history, more than 4,000 vessels,
imoriran men and women have
built more than 4,900 ships since
early 1942. We have been shipping
war materials at a rate, of more
than 8,000 tons an hour.
Most of our goods have been go
ing to Europe. The great bulk will
now flow to Pacific bases, two and
three times as far from this coun
try. The merchant fleet that work
ed a miracle in massing supplies
for D-Day will have an even more
stupendous job in transferring
fighting men and materials 13,000
miles from Europe to the Philip
There is no base for invasion op
erations in the Pacificcomparable
with Britain, which was a vast
storehouse in Hitler’s backyard.
The invasion of Normandy was on
ly a 20-mile jump across the Eng
lish channel. Okinawa, nearest
base to Hirohito’s homeland, is 320
miles from southern Japan.
The shipping situation in the
Atlantic will be eased by ending
of the convoy system' considerable
portion of the merchant fleet howr
ever will be required for carrying
food and other goods to the war
torn countries of Europe. A vast
amount of military supplies in Eur
ope will have to • be recrated and
shipped to the Pacific.
Merchant Marine cargo ships
are being converted into troop car
riers. About 100 speedy victory
ships are being altered to accom
modate 1,600 officers and men on
each vessel. These will be in addi
tion to 272 Liberty ships already
converted into troop ships.
Several shipyards are now build
ing special combat and cargo
ships for Pacific warfare. The
Maritime commission says these
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can undertake numerous military
tasks. The combat-cargo ships car
ry jeeps, bulldozers, landing craft
and other supplies needed by a
landing force.
When we entered the war, of
ficers and men of the Merchant
Marine numbered about 55,000.
More than 200,000 now sail our
merchant ships. Many of them
have gone through “hell and high
water” to deliver Ihe goods
Casualties recently were listed
as 5,500 dead and missing and 537
prisoners of war. Th^ Merchant
Marine does not keep a list of
wounded although they are esti
mated at 10,000 to 12,000.
The Merchant Marine distin
guished service medal, presented
for outstanding heroism, has been
WASHINGTON, May 19.— (#)—
A broad study of labor-manage
ment relations, ^including also the
question of consolidating the gov
ernment’s present scattered labor
agencies, was ordered today by
the Senate small business commit
Chairman Murray (D. - Mont.)
said the purpose would be to pro
mote cooperation of labor and
management and suggest “sound
government policies and proce
dures to assure that maximum
employment in the country’s
smaller producing units is achiev
ed and maintained.”
He appointed Senator McMahon
(D.-Conn.) head of a subcommit
tee to conduct the inquiry. Other
w,nmVlOrC will He TVTiIT'Y'OXT nnJ Ca«
ator Wilson (R.-Iowa).
The move came at a time when
President Truman is reported to
have under study a reorganization
and consolidation of the federal la
bor services and agencies. Con
gressional circles have heard that
the president wants former Sena
tor Lewis B. Schwellenbach of
Washington to head a reorganized
labor department.
jlcMahon, announcing hearings
will begin early in June, said the
subcommittee proposes to develop
these three main points:
1. The role of labor organizations
as related to small business.
2. Methods of achieving full co
operation between labor and small
3. Government organizations and
policies affecting labor and small
business “with a view to stream
lining them for future operations.”
“Various interested parties have
declared that there is much over
lappinS snd duplication in govern
ment functions, with the result'
that both business and labor have
difficulty in making plans for the
future,” McMahon said.
buy WAR »ONDS and stamps
riven to more than 100 men for
ictions since the war began in Eu
General Eisenhower has said:
■When final victory is ours, there
s no organisation that will share
ts credit more deservedly than the
Merchant Marine.
Many merchant ships have
iownfed enemy planes. Others have
> u n k submarines and surface
;hips. In addition to “degaussing”
vhich is a protection against
■nines, the merchant ships are
equipped with special plastic splin
;er-proof armor for protection of
;he chart-house, pilothouse a n d
ither vital spots.
Merchant Marine and Navy gun
lers aboard American merchant
vessels shot down 107 Japanese
Dianes off the Philippines in the
10 weeks between the Leyte land
ing and last January 1. This is
Delieved to be the top achievement
Dy merchant ships in any war the
Mouse Causes Walkout
In New Jersey Factory
MILFORD, N. J., May 19.—MV
A mouse was blamed for a walk
out of 200 employes at the Milford
plant of the Riegel Paper corpo
ration, Plant Superintendent Geo.
L. Bidwell, Jr., said today.
Bidwell said a worker in the
finishing department had been
watching a mouse last Thursday
and neglected his machine, caus
ing damage to part of the merha
ical equipment. cn*i).
. A four-day penalty lay.o{{ „ ,
ing Monday, was imposed V?
mouse-watcher, he said. and u-Pn
employes in several deJn™
walked out in sympathy men;‘
To bake potatoes faster re-™
a one-inch cylinder from the'.!
of each potato with ,iR an i
corer before putting them m V
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and A. S. Degrees. Commercial. Aeronautics *'
Preparatory Department: Senior High School, with 10th lut,
and 12th grades '
Small Classes Personal Attention Christian Influences
Thorough Instruction
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