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DIESJNACTION Pfc. John Mills Sandlin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herfry A. Sandlin, of Verona, “died a hero’s death” in the battle for Okinawa, accord ing to notification received by his parents from the War department during the week-end. A graduate of Dixon High school, Pfc. Sandlin attended N. C. State College and worked at Camp Davis during the time of its construction. ” He was well-known throughout Ons low county. He entered the service in Feb ruary, 1943, and was stationed at Camp’ Swift, Texas, and Lawson General hospital, in Atlanta, before going overseas. He is survived by his parents; three brothers, S-Sgt. Wayne Sand lin of Camp Robinson, Ark.; T igt. Hugh Sandlin, at Cherbourg. France, and Roy Sandlin, of Wrightsville Beach, and a sister, Mrs. Lindsay Russell, of Verona. His family was first notified that he had been wounded and later that he had died of wounds. Ac cording to a War department press release, however, he was killed in stantly. The press release, datelined ‘With the 27th (Tokyo Express) Division in the Pacific,” follows: “Pfc. John M. Sandlin, of Vero na, North Carolina, died a * hero’s ripath on Okinawa. The riddled jeep in the field near the Biely bridge across Machinato inlet tells the end of the story that began the day the Appleknocker regi ment of Major General George W. Griner’s famed 27th Infantry Divi sion jumped off on the attack that was to break a two week long stalemate. “Their objective was to seize the town of Kaazu and the adjacent high ground. They were attacking uphill in the face of observed Jap mortar and artillery fire. To the devastating fire of these was add ed machine gun fire from well placed, well-camouflaged pillboxes, protected by almost invisible rifle men occupying holes and caves. “As the Appleknockers charged forward many soldiers fell. Some were killed, many wouncted. One of these wounded men had work ed his way forward to an exposed field below the ridge before he was hit. There were Japs on the field. It was impossible to reach the wounded man without being under observation and fire all the way. To try to reach him on foot was suicide. "Pfc. Sandlin, a jeep driver with a battalion medical section, didn't hesitate. A wounded soldier need ed help, and he tried to get through, cross-country, to where the wound ed man lay. “He had barely started with his jeep across the rolling field when a Jap artillery shell scored a direct hit on the vehicle, smashing and twisting it into useless wreckage. Pfc. Sandlin was killed instantly.” -V At least 150,000 variations in existing manuscripts of the New Testament of the Bible can be found. ■ « Visit Our Store For X Quality T ; ; JEWELRY and GIFTS X :: B. GURR, Jeweler | ; ; 264 N. Front St. X MILL & CONTRACTORS SUPPLY CO. Deming Pumps Mill Supplies — Machinery Contractors Equipment 121-3 Water St. Phone 776' QUALITY GROCERY AND SEAFOOD MARKET NOW OPEN! FRESH FRUITS VEGETABLES SEAFOOD . . 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According to word received in Wilmington Monday, Gen. Wheeler took over his present command from Lt. Gen. Daniel L. Sul tan, who will report to Washington for reassignment. Casualties Ur Okinawa Arrive At Marine Base CAMP LEJEUNE. June 20—Last I week-end, as the bloody battle of Okinawa drew to a close, the first train load of casualties arrived at the U. S. Naval Hospital here. The men. 38 Marines and 107 Sailors, arrived at Lejeune aboard a spe cial hospital train from the west Coast and were immediately trans ferred via ambulance to the base hospital. Here they will receive treatment and as soon as they are well enough to travel will be given thirty-day convelesence leaves to visit their families. All of the men, natives of the east coast, will later be transferred to the hospital nearest their home. The men. most of whom are vet-! erans of other Pacific campaigns, j tell hair-raising stories of their ex periences during the almost three month battle for the tiny island. One North Carolina sailor who was wounded at the time fifty-three of ais shipmates were killed •|haen their ship, a cruiser, was hit by a J o suicide plane said, ‘‘I was in both the Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns and I believe Okinawa was the worst by far. Although I never; actually reached the beach I saw plenty of hell in the forty four days our ship lay off shore.” A Marine Corporal of a First Di vision rifle company said, ”1 didn’t go in until the second day. and I didn't see much action except for snipers until we reached the south ern end of the island. Then all hell broke loose. I think the Japs were using< everything they had from light machine guns and rifles to artillery. I consider myself lucky to have come out of it with only a sniper’s slug in my leg.” -V CAN’T KILL ’EM HOLLYWOOD. June 20.—(>?>)— Police told Clark Gable, recently returned from shooting Germans, that he couldn’t shoot coyotes, ground squirrels and blue jays with his .22 rifle. Gable was told he'd have to find some other way to remove the scavengers which had taken over his ranch while lie was in the Army Air Force. DAVIS IS NAMED A, B & C HEAD At a meeting of the board of di rectors of the Atlanta. Birmingham and Coast Railroad company in New York yesterday. C. McD. Da vis, president of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co., was elected president of the organization, to succeed the retiring president. Col. B. L. Bugg, July 1. Vice-President of the Atlanta, Birmingham and Coast Line since May 20, 1936, and a director since April 20, 1945, Davis will continue to serve as president of the Atlan tic Coast Line, which owns all of the common stock of the Atlanta, Birmingham and Coast Co., and his office will remain in Wilming ton. Colonel Bugg, who has been pres ident of the company since Janu ary 4, 1927. has been with the At lanta, Birmingham and Coast Rail road and its predecessors for 33 years, and in the transportation business for the past 57 years. The board of directors extended to Col. Bugg its appreciation for his outstanding services lo the com The mileage of the Atlanta, Bir pany, it was said, mingham and Coast railroad is in the states of Alabama and Georgia and its rails extend from Birmin" ham and Atlanta on the west fo Brunswick on the coast. It con nects with the A. C. L. at Way | cross, Thomasville and Brunswick. I -v Congressman Borden Visits Marine Base CAMP LEJEUNE, June 20 Congressman Graham A. “Hap” Barden of the Third Congressio/il District visited this Marine Train ing Center last week-end. Mr. Barden spoke Friday eve ning to the first graduating class of the Camp Lejeune High School, and on Saturday visited training are^s of the camp. Major General John Marston, 'camp commanding general, pre sented the diplomas to the seven graduates of the High School. -V BOARD to meet RALEIGH, June 20.— M —'The State Board of Education will hold a two-day meeting beginning to morrow. The board will meet with textbook and reference book pub lishers the first day and will hold a joint session with the state text book commission Friday. Cl/lkl IRRITATIONS OF OFVin EXTERNAL CAUSE Eczema, acne pimples, simple ringworm, tetter, salt rheum, bumps (blackheads), and ugly broken-out skin. Millions re lievo itching, burning and soreness of these miseries with this simple home treat ment. Black and White Ointment goes to work at once. Aids healing, works the antiseptic way. 25 years success. 10c, 25c, 50c sizes. Purchase price refunded if you’re not satisfied. Use only as di rected. Vital in cleansing is good soap. Enjoy Black and White Skin Soap daily. I— FOR — CORRECT TIME CALL 2-3575 — FOR - CORRECT JEWELRY VISIT The JEWEL ROX Wilmington’s Most Popular Jewelry Store 109 N. Front St. 1775 1945 St. John's Lodge No. 1 A. F. & A. M. The Degree of Fellow Craft will be conferred by this lodge this Thursday evening, June 21st, at 7:30 o’clock in the Masonic Temple. All qualified brethren are cordially invited to attend. By order of the Master. Chas. B. Newcomb, Secretary KIWANIANS HEAR TALK ON JAYCEES Elliott O’Neal, past president of the Wilmington Junior Chamber of Commerce, addressed Kiwanians yesterday at their regular meeting explaining the purposes and acti vities of the organization. Introduced by Wilbur Dosher, Mr. O’Neal said that the Jaycees are training young men to accept positions of responsibility and in culcating in them a civic consious ness. He said that participation in the activities of the club supplemented the formal education of young men and trained them for leadership. He revealed that an eight weeks course in leadership and public speaking has been conducted by the body. The organization, for men from 21 to 35, has expanded from 81 clubs in 1931 to over 800 at present and is represented in every state in the union, all the possessions and 16 fore’gn countries. Non-poli tical and non-sectarian, the organi zation fosters a spirit of fellow ship. Mr. O'Neal pointed out that it was easy to accept the privileges of citizenship and neglect the du ties. “Laws”, he said, “will not solve the problems”. It was for this purpose that the Junior Cham ber was organized, to develop a civic consciousness in young men, to develop them in the line of Christ’s philosophy, “Give Thy self.” .tie reported that the Jaycees had participated in 19 projects in the last year, notable among them be ing, donations to the Boys’ Bri gade through profits from the scrap paper drives conducted by the club and the sale of T. B. bonds. Teaching young men constructive thinking, helping them to be build ers instead of wreckers and to think, not only locally but of state and national affairs, is the prime purpose of the organization, he con cluded. Following Mr. O’Neal's talk, the Rev. Walter Freed announced that President W. B. Bryan was resign ing as he had been transferred to Atlanta by the Southern Bell Tele phone company. Terming Mr. Bry an the best public relations man the company had ever had in Wil mington, he expressed his deep regret at his loss to the club and conveyed the body’s best wishes. Mr. Bryan thanked Mr. Freed and said that he had grown fond of Wilmington in his stay here and called it a privilege to have been associated with Kiwanians here. He then handed over his president’s pin to Emory Southerland, the new president. Guests of the club, presented earlier in the meeting, were John Lamb. Elizabethton, Tenn., Bruce Wills, Erwin, Tenn., Abram Weil. Goldsboro, and Carroll Tinsley, of Wilmington. -V ' GETS DIVORCE BOSTON, June 20.—(U.R)—Wave Bertha T. Hawker of the Black bay was granted a divorce today after she testified in probate court that her ensign husband had thrown a bird cage at her, killing her two pet birds. -V- • INFURIATED SHOPPERS BOSTON, June 20. —(U.R)— Meat hungry housewives, infuriated when a store’s small poultry supply gave out, today hurled rocks through windows of an east Boston market owned by Nathaniel J. Phillips. keep your hair neat. Adda lustre. Aids dry scalp. Large bottle, 25c. Try Moroline Hair Tonic. ROACHES! ROACHES! Kill Your Roaches with Shep ards Roach Powder . . . Also Bed Bug Killer .... ON SALE AT Greenfield Drug Co. Jarman's Drug Store T. YV. Wood & Sons Lane’s Drug Stores A. A. Hobbs Hardison’s Gro. Store C. & S. Gro. Store T. W. Brown Rhodes Gro. Store Clyde Wolfe Gro. Store F. X V. Market T. L. Brown Gro. Store P. A. Marshburn Gro. Store Carl Marshburn Gro. Store W. D. Mills Gro. Store Loveless Gro. Creech Gro. Store Herring’s Gro. Store Batson Gro. Store Mayhan Gro. Store Reid’s Super Market ' Open Air Market R. T. Henry, Atkinson, N. C. C. S. Roberts, Wrigbtsville Beach N. C. R. B. McRoy * Co.. Whitevllle, N.C. Same’s Gro. Store, Carolina Beach N. C. Jones Gro. Store. Carolina Beach N. C. Carolina Beach Drug. Store, Carolina Beach. N. C. Evan’s & Schley Gro. Store, Carolina Beach, N. C. Dee’s Drug Store, Burgav, N. C. Finlay Carr Gro. Store, Wallace. N.C Warsaw Drug Store, Warsaw. N. C. E. C. Baldwin Store. Castle Hayne, N. C. Manufactured and Guaranteed by JOE C. SHEPARD 317 S. 2nd St._Phone 9456 (MURRAY TRANSFER COMPANY | Local and Long Distance Movers B CRATING — PACKING — SHIPPING B H. R. GARDNER, Mgr. B Dial 5462 214 No. Wa„er St. B --1-r . I QUESTION 'BARONESS' IN PROBE -————, 5*s \ TWO NEW YORK CITY DETECTIVES, Chris Kilber (right) and Hugh Fox, are shown with “Baroness” Beatrice Coleman in Hollywood as they queried her in connection with the investigation into the mysterious slaying of Albert Langford in his Park Avenue apartment. She is but one of many persons questioned by police in their effort to find a solution to the baffling killing in the Hotel Marsuery. (International) NEW MEAT LISTS TOBE FORWARDED RALEIGH, June 20.—In another effort to achieve better distribution of available meat supplies rnd at the same time strike another blow at the black market, all War Price and Rationing Boards in this area will have copies of the new meat ceiling price list in purse-size form for use by homemakers, OPA Dis trict Director Theodore S. Johnson announced yesterday. “This purse-size list enables the housewife to check meat prices quickly and easily," Johnson ex plained, ‘‘and it can also be used for comparing with delivery tick ets when meats are ordered by phone. By refusing to pay a single cent more than the legal cealing, the housewife strikes a death blow at the black market, for without customers there couldn’t be a black market.” Regular size lists, based on the new price schedule, are now being posted in all retail meat depart ments, Johnson said. The list gives the highest prices permissable for all major cuts and types of meat. -V The Persian title, Padshaw, for reigning sovereign, derives from the word Pati, meaning lord or master and shaw, meaning king. SEND CHILDREN 10 school with clean HEADSI KILLS QUICKLY - HEAD VERMIN •BODY LICE. RT ALL RRuaOIIH □Have You Bought All ThTfiTT' You Can In The 7th War Loan Drive? ! Have you investigated fully Carolina’s Direct p , tion Loan Plans? Call ^t our office today f01, eciUc' of these services. * ’* eittler ' Three The / Million Dollar W A. FONVIELLE. Sec.-Trea* j Rojer Moore, Pres. W D. Jones, As*t _ ! Murray G. James. V.-Pres. j, o Carr Open Your Checking Account Popular or Standard AT The Morris Plan Bank Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation WANTED IMMEDIATETyI BY W. A. FOSTER CONSTRUCTION CO. CARPENTERS — LABORERS For VVark at Camp Davis Work 63 Hours — Get Paid for 74>/2 Daily Transportation To and From Camp Adequate Food at Moderate Prices This Is Your Chance To Help Returning War Veterans Apply at Local U. S. Employment Service Office All Hiring In Accordance With WMC Regulations ' —BUY U. S7WAR BONDS ANpIfSl We Don’t Want Bond Money! A n abiding and heart-felt conviction of the House of Seagram echoes in these candid words, given public expression again and again down through the years:— , "Liquor is a Luxury.” We don’t want to sell whiskey to anyone who buys it at a sacrifice of the necessities. ^ As we have said so many times in the past: "We Don’t Want Bread Money!” And, just as certainly today: "We Don’t Want Bond Money!” For War Bonds, in highest truth, are a necessity \ of life—the life of this nation, which is still so many grim, fox-holed miles from total victory. More, they are a guaranty of life — the secure prosperous, happy life of every one of us in an infla tion-free, peacetime America. This should be indelibly etched upon the mind of every thinking person. And, only after the utmost Bond purchase that conscience and common sense demand, should one feel free to enjoy such goodly luxuries as fine whiskey. This we feel honor bound to say. We could not look at our service flag and say less. Seagram-Distillers Corporation, Chrysler Bldg., New York THE HOUSE OF SEAGRAM SPittce 485?