CHICAGO, Oct. 22— UP) —Reve
nue collections from state sales,
gasoline and tobacco taxes—three
major sources of state revenue
have been increasing during the
first eight months of this year and
have shown a pronounced rise
since the end of the war, the Fed
eration of Tax Administrators re
State sales, use, and gross in
come taxes collected by 23 states
for the first eight months of 1945
amounted to $497,985,000, an in
crease of nine per cent over the
same period last year. State gaso
line and motor fuel taxes collect
ed by the 48 states, amounting to
$522,116,000, represented an in
crease of 6.4 per cent over the
An increase in sales tax collec
tions was recorded for each month
of this year compared with last
The lowest sales tax collections
for 1945 were made in February
when the total was $39,028,000. The
highest receipts, $120,127,000, were
in March although the figure is
a result of some states reporting
only on a quarterly basis.
The low point in gasoline and
motor fuel tax collections this
year was reached in March when
receipts were $56,162,000. However,
the Federation reported the reve
nue trend was upward by April
and collections have shown a
steady increase since that time.
Cigarette and tobacco revenues
soared to $17,100,000 during July
of this year, or 83 per cent of the
February wartime low of $9,400,
Gerald Walker Wants
ORLANDO, FLA., Oct. 22 — (IP)—
Gerald (Gee) Walker, outfielder
for the Cincinnati Reds, announc
ed today he had applied for his
Walker said' the Reds had
promised him the release this
fall if he desired it, although ex
pressing a preference that he re
main with the organization.
Walker said he is determined to
remain in the Major Leagues, and
would seek a position as player
with some other club.
“I feel that I am still good
enough to be of value to a team
needing my services, and able to
play 100 games a year,” he said.
He added that the Reds had of
fered him a post in the Syracuse
club of their farm system, but that
he preferred to stay in the Majors.
New Hanover Bar Will
Honor Judges Tuesday
Judge Donald Gilliam, new Fed
eral judge in the Wilmington dis
trict, and Superior Court Judges
Clawson L. Williams and John J,
Burney, will be honor guests at
the New Hanover County Bar as
sociation at its meeting tonight at
7 o’clock at the Cape Fear club,
the club secretary announced.
The association’s quarterly meet
ing was arranged at this time in
order that these judges, as well as
other officials of the federal court,
might be honored by the local
Judge Gilliam, who is presiding
at his first term of federal court
in this district, succeeded Judge
I. M. Meekins.
SEVEN GI’S KILLED
Oct. 22—UP)—Seven American sol
diers were burned to death when
a gasoline tank truck on which they
were riding collided with a train
at Hesperange. Names were with
held until families could "be noti
NEW BERN, Oct. 22. — Lt. War
den W. Gaskins, USNR, has been
cited for meritorious conduct as
the executive officer and navigator
in a submarine during a war pa
trol, the citation being signed by
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
of the United States fleet.
Sod Roof Unique
PROSPECT HARBOR, Me.,—fl.R)
—The only building in Maine urtth
a sod roof was built here in 1913 by
the Rev. Thomas Van Ness. He
had recently visited Norway and
was impressed by the country’s
similarity to Maine. The building
now is used as a storehouse.
For Child Care
bama public health agencies have
received $li700,000 in federal funds
for maternity and child care facili
ties during the past 10 years, ac
cording to Dr. B. F. Austin, state
College Enrollment Up
than 400 ex-servicemen and wo
men have enrolled at the Univer
sity of Alabama this year, swelling
the school’s enrollment to prewar
Rationing Of Meats, Fats
May End Before Jan. 1
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22— (ff) —
Rationing of meat, butter, fats and
oils may end before January 1,
® Department of Agriculture offi
cial said today.
Dr. D. A. Fitzgerald, director
of the department’s office of re
quirements and allocations, told a
Senate Small Business sub-com
mittee that he favored a removal
of ration points from the products
“by the first of the year or earlier.”
Previously Secretary of Agricul
ture Clinton Anderson testified that
he was “reasonably sure” all con
trols of fats and oils can be lifted
by New Year’s and possibly be
fore then. He added that further
reduction in ration points for but
ter was under “immediate discus
sion” by his Department and the
Office of Price Administration.
New Bern Phone System
Turned Over To Dials
NEW BERN, Oct. 22—With May
or L. C. Lawrence placing the
first call, the Carolina Telephone
and Telegraph company switched
to a new automatic dial system
here at midnight Saturday night.
The change has been under way
for many months.
A number of telephone company
officials were here for the evening,
and local leaders were invited to
inspect the handsome new office
building and equipment. A more
formal open house for the public
in general will be held later.
Mayor Pays Fine
HAMMOND, Ind. —(U.R)—During
the recent oil strike in the Calumet
area, Mayor Joseph Finerty of
Gary attended a conference called
by Hammond Mayor G. Bertram
Smith. When Finerty came out of
the conference, he found an over
time parking ticket on his car.
Smith said he was sorry, but the
law’s the law, so the Gary mayor
paid the fine of $1 and costs.
Wilmington Girl Wins
High Honors At Rollins
WINTER PARK, Fla. Oct. 22 -
Miss James C. Seymour of Wil
mington was among the 25 winning
highest scholastic honors at Rollins
college for the 1944-1945 year, it wa
announced by Dean Wendell C.
Stone at the annual Matriculation
Commission. It seeks to make per
chapel last Wednesday.
Miss Seymour, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. James Carl Seymour of
118 Columbia Ave., was also one
of six winning similar honors for
the spring term.
Georgia Draft Board
Goes On Strike, Strike
MCRAE, GA., Oct. 22. —f/P)—
Disliking the strike situation, the
Telfair County Draft Board has
gone on a “sit down” strike it
Chairman O. F. McEachin an
nounced today the board would
refuse to send any more men up
for induction so long as the pre
sent widespread strikes continue.
“We feel,” said McEachin,
“that it is unfair to take 18-year
olds who are badly needed on the
farm and are willing to work, as
long as the present situation con
tinues. It just doesn’t add up.”
McEachin is a farmer and naval
stores operator. Other members
of the board are Dr. P. B. Wooten
and L. W. Garrison.
Dr, L. Grady Cooper
Sails For China Post
Dr. L. Grady Cooper, brother of
Mrs. Manley Williams, of Wilming
ton, sailed recently on the S. S.
Chung Shan for Shanghai, China,
where he will take up his work
as president of the American Lu
theran Missions in China, a posi
tion he held for many years be
fore coming to America.
Dr. Cooper has been in America
for the past three years, having
been one of the repatriates on the
Gripsholm on her first trip over.
He was held a prisoner by the
Japanese for six months prior to
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