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Replying to a statement by a
group opposed to city limits ex
tension that “the city govern
ment is not in a healthy financial
condition”, a spokesmen for the
Citizens’ committee for City limits
extension said yesterday that the
city has seldom if ever been in a
sounder financial position.”
The committee's declaration was
in answer to a charge levelled at
proposed city limits extension last
Friday night by W. K. Rhodes,
Jr., chairman of the organization
opposed to annexation, who de
clared that the cost of city gov
ernment was increasing steadily
and that no effort was apparent
to balance revenues and expend!
Proponents of extension, throfigh
their committee chairman, Har
grove Bellamy, denied Rhodes’
allegation, and in a prepared state
ment today offered their view oi
current municipal finances. The
statement follows:
“Our committee hopes that in
the current public discussions of
the city limits extension proposal
there may be a strict adherence to
the facts. From newspaper ac
counts of a meeting of opposi
tionists a few nights ago we feai
that this has not been the case.
It appears that statements were
made which were intended to
leave the impression that the city
government is not in a healthy
financial condition. We feel that
the public is entitled to know, if
it does not already know, that
the exact reverse is the case; that
the city has seldom if ever been
in a sounder financial position.
“Since 1941 tht city has built
up its sinking fund from 8153,399
to $720,717.52, an increase of
$567,317.52. This fund will be used
to apply against $1,000,000 of term
bonds maturing in the years 1948
55. Previously almost no provision
had been made for the retirement
of these bonds.
“During the same period, tne
city has set up a special capital
reserve fund of $100,000 which is
held on hand for use in connec
tion with post war improvements.
“During the same period, 1941
45, the city tax rate was reduced
as follows: $1.50 in 1941, $1.40 in
1942. $1.35 in 1944, and $1.35 in
“During the same period the
city has spent $2,859,000 in capital
improvements to its water and
5ewer system. This covers the cost
of the King’s Bluff water line,
a new filter plant, a clear reser
voir, and water and sewer main
extensions. No one will contend
that these improvements were not
necessary and desirable, especially
in view of the crowded war-time
conditions. The city paid 40 per
cent of the cost of these improve
ments and the federal government
60 per cent.
“In spite of all these things the
city has increased its bonded debt
from 1941 to 1945 by only $1,038,
000. or from $2,815,500 in 1941 to
$3,853,500 as of Tune 30, 1945.
Against this must be applied the
increase in the sinking fund. Those
who undertake to criticize the fi
nancial position of the city must as'
sume the responsibility of saying
also whether any city government
would have refrained from making
. apital expenditures on the water
end sewer system, or from setting
aside sinking funds and capital
reserves. These things are either
good or bad, and the people are
entitled to have the opposition
ists say which.
“A statement is attributed to the
USS Greenling To Sail
> Into Local Port Today
1 Scheduled to arrive here today
- the submarine USS Greenling
. which has a war record of 12 long
. patrols and over 100,000 tons ol
enemy shipping sunk, will be orn
! of the naval vessels ordered here
= for public inspection during Navj
Day celebration in Wilmington.
: The history of the USS Greenling
started at the Electric Boat com
pany in Groton, Conn., where the
keel was laid in November 1940.
It officially became one of the
United States underseas fighting
craft on January 21, 1942, when
it was commissioned under the
sponsorship of Mrs. R. S. Holmes,
one of the first submarines to be
commissioned after the outbreak
of the war. After three months of
intensive training at New London
and en route to the Pacific, it was
ready to start its long and success
ful career of destruction in enemy
controlled waters.
The Greenling had the honor of
being one of the first submarines
to be awarded the coveted Presi
dential Unit Citation “for outstand
ing performance in combat during
three aggressive war patrols in
enemy-controlled waters, two in
the Truk area and the third in the
Japanese waters off east coast of
Honshu. Operating far from home
base and subjected to enemy depth
I charge, gun, bomb and torpedo at
tacks, the Greenling fought against
the enemy boldly and skillfully,
destroying nine Japanese vessels
totaling 61,800 tons and severely
damaging another 22,000 tons, in- i
eluding a converted enemy air
craft carrier. Her splendid achieve
ments and the hardy fighting spirit
of the officers and men reflect
great credit upon' the United States
Naval service.”
By f1 ebruary 194o she had com
pleted 12 war patrols in the Pacific
each of which is a full story in it
self. She also performed two
special missions which were a vital
part of the coordinated army, navy
and marine warfare against the
The dark days of her illustrious
career were on the 12th' war patrol
when she was severely damaged
by enemy depth charges. Much
credit goes to her commanding
officer, Commander J. D. Gerwick,
for her return to her home base.
Although she is a new ship from
the standpoint of her years, the
Greenling is considered an old vet
eran in terms of submarine war
fare. The final days of the war
she was engaged in training duty,
preparing young blood for the
prosecution of the unconditional
surrender in the Pacific.
The Greenling has had four
commanding officers Captain H.
C. Bruton, USN, now chief of staff
for Commander Training Com
mand, Submarine Force, Pacific
Fleet, put the ship in commission
and commanded her on the first
four war patrols. During this
period foie Captain was awarded
three Navy Crosses and the ship
received the Presidential Unit
Citation. A number of other awards
were made to members of her
Commander J. D. Grant, USN,
now Commanding officer of the
submarine USS Toro, relieved Cap
tain Bruton in January 1943 and
served as commanding officer on
extension oppositionists that the
city this year will take in $1,200,
000 and spend $1,600,000. This is
not accurate. Those responsible
for this statement evidently for
got about the revenue from the
water department, estimated at
$351,424.08. The total estimated in
come, including the water depart
ment, is $1,644,842.04, and of course
I expenditures are estimated at the
| same figure.
“It is true that inccme and ex
pense figures are high in these
times. They are high for every
organization as well as for the
city. But those who complain
about the budget should remem
ber that it includes federal alloca
tions, sinking funds and large
liquor revenues. The fact that
there is nothing unhealthy about
this condition is proven best of
all by the fact that the ad valorem
tax rate has been steadily falling.
Can the oppositionists explain that?
“A further statement attribut
ed to the oppositionists is that
the capital improvements funds
proposed to be spent in the an
nexed suburbs is not large enough
to include street paving. Obvi
ously. It. was never intended to be.
Street paving is paid for in suburbs
as within the city, by special as
sessment, and the owners can de
termine whether paving will be
‘‘It is also claimed that the voting
on the extension proposal is un
fair and undemocratic. The op
positionists are willing in one
breath to claim that the $666,000
to be spent for improvements is not
enough, and in the next that it is
unfair to let voters within the city,
whose money we are talking about,
have a say as to whether it will
be spent. This hardly needs com
ment. Which shall it be, majority
rule or minority rule?
“We call on the voters to re
member the source of these claims
and contentions. They come from
those who seem to believe there
is a personal disadvantage to
them in extension of the city lim
its. We think these people are in
a very small minority, and we
think that they have been misled.
We believe these very people
themselves will benefit financial
ly from coming into the city, if
only they will have courage tc
examine the true facts.
“But some people will listen tc
these claims. And to offset them
we call on voters of Wilmingtor
to go to the polls and register
and vote for a growing and pros
perous city.”
the next five war patrols. For dis
tinguished and meritorious servic<
he received the Legion of Meri
The Greenling was taken on hei
10th patrol by Commander J. D
Gerwick, USN, now Chief of staff
Naval Operating base, Midway Is
land, who commanded her on tht
last three war patrols. For the
outstanding 11th patrol he receivec
the Silver Star award.
The present commanding office:
is Lt. Commander W. H. Me
Claskey, USNR, who assumed
command last June. Other officers
aboard the submarine are Lt. (jg)
C. H. McCall, USNR, Executive Of
ficer and Navigator, Lt. (jg) W. J,
Holm, USNR, first lieutenant; Lt.
(jg) J. E. Killory, USNR, Torpedc
I and Gunnery Officer; Lt. (jg) H.
IE. Troxell, Jr., USNR, Commun
ication Officer; Ensign R. L.
Brown, USN, Engineering Officer;
Ensign S. G. Myrbeck, USNR,
Commissary Officer; and Lt. P. J.
Ranard, USN, who recently re
ported aboard.
The Wilmington Port commis
sion, through J. T. Hiers, its execu
tive general agent, yesterday filed
a brief with a Congressional com
mittee requesting an amendment
of the Interstate Commerce act,
authorizing the Interstate Com
merce Commission to reequire the
institution of new and adequate op
erations where justifiable, to in
sure adequate shipping services
between Wilmington and North At
lantic, West Gulf and Pacific
The endorsement of the N. C.
State Ports Authority has been re
quested in order to solicit a rem
edy for the obvious “unjust and
discriminatory situation which pre
vails with respect to North Caro
lina's waterborne commerce.”
Although negotiations are now
under way with operators of coast
wise and intercoastal lines for the
institution of the required services,
“in the event that these negotia
tions are unsuccessful, there does
not appear to be any relief which
can be obtained by North Carolina
interests through the invoking of
any existing law,” the brief main
Under its present authority, the
I. C. C. has no power to require
the institution of new operations by
water carriers, and the petition
therefore recommends that the In
terstate Commerce Act be amend
ed to extend the I. C. C.’s authori
ty to require these services where
they are justified.
In stating Wilmington * logical
needs, the Port Commission’s brief
reads: “In order for North Caro
lina commerce and industry to
compete fairly with commerce and
industry of other states, existing
disadvantages and discriminations
should be removed by the estab
lishment of water transportation
services between Wilmington and
the port areas shown:
“North Atlantic ports—two sail
ings per week; West Gulf ports,
two sailings per week; and Pacific
Coast ports, three sailings per
Copies of the brief have been
forwarded to the Committee on
Commerce of the Senate and the
House Committee on Interstate and
Foreign Commerce, for hearing
before these committees in connec
tion with a proposed Postwar
Transportation Survey introduced
in the first session of the 79th
In stating North Carolina’s dis
advantageous position, the brief
points out that although “North
Carolina leads all other states on
the Atlantic seaboard, Delaware to
Florida, and throughout the entire
South, except Texas in the volume
and value of its manufactures, all
its commodities already moving
into markets via water are, with
the infinitesimal exception of oc
casional small tobacco cargoes,
forced to find their outlet through
the ports of other states, due to no
regular or adequate water services
out of its own ports.”
Army Officer Denies
Drew Pearson Rumors
MIAMI, Fla., Oct. 22.— (U.R) —A
statement by commentator Drew
Pearson that the Air Transport
Command at the Miami Army Air
base holds more high - point men
from discharge than any other
base in the country was refuted
today by ol. James C. Jensenn
commanding officer at the field.
In a statement issued by the
Public Relations Office, Jensen de
clared that if he was retaining
more high point men at the field
than any other in the nation, “the
Army separation program is in
good shape.” The statement said
there are no high-point men on the
base who are not under orders to
proceed to separation centers.
Maj. Collis L. Jordan, Public Re
lat ionsoficf re,quoted Pearson as
saying in a broadcast last night
that Jensen was leading the coun
try in retaining men with 80 points
or more. Jordan said all men with
more than 80 points have left or
are on orders.
TEHRAN, Iran, Oct. 22.—(u.R)_
Premier Muhsin Sadr and his gov
ernment have resigned, it was re
vealed today, but will remain in
office until a new government has
been formed. Foreign Minister
Anushisawan told tl*e Iranian
Parliament that the last of Allied
troops will evacuate Idan by
March 2.
Federal Grand Jury Returns Thirty True Bills
In Record Time; OPA Violators Receive Fines
Acting with record speed yester
day morning, a Federal Granc
Jury returned 30 true bills out o:
32 by noon and was dismissed by
Federal Judge Don Gilliam, o;
Tarboro. as a two week fall term
of Eastern North Carolina Federal
court opened here.
Today’s court docket was con
cerned chiefly with violation of
Federal liquor laws, mainly un
taxed alcohol.
Tomorrow Frank J. Ryan and
three associates, all charged with
using the mails to defraud in con
nection with trading of Tide
Water Power company stock tor
whiskey warehouse receipts, will
come to trial before a jury.
Scheduled immediately after the
Ryan trial is the government’s
charge against David M. Darden,
former Wilmington banker, ac
cused in a federal complaint of
embezzeling $6,600 from a local
bank between 1940 and April.
Members of the grand jury
were dr*awn this morning as court
opened by nine-year-old Kather
ine Graham, granddaughter of
James O. Carr, U. S. District At
Sworn as members of the grand
jury, to serve with J. J. Hawes,
Supply, foreman, were:
Pearce Crammer, Southport;
Frank McKeithan, Bladen coun
ty; James S. Hall, Winter Park;
Horace Williamson, Cerro Gordo;
E. C. Huband, Wrightsville Turn
pike road;,F- J. Rogers, 710 Red
Cross street; Walter Murphy,
Clinton; A. W. Ellison, Winter
Park Vander Smith, Autreyville;
Sampson county; John B. Allen,
Tar Heel; James O. Harris,
Whiteville; L. W. Rooks, Currie;
Amos J. Johnson, Rosehill; John
Hinton Davis, Wilmington; C. H.
Atkinson, Castle Hayne; E. C.
Saunders, Tabor City.
First case Heard by Judge liu
liam this morning was the proba
tion plea of Ben Maready, On
slow county farmer sentenced in
Federal court at Wilson last April
upon conviction of drunk driving
on the Camp Lejuene reservation
The plea was denied and Maready
was remanded to the U. S. Marshal
fr one year imprisonment. Ma
ready was represented by Cameron
Weeks, Tarboro attorney.
W. C. Lewis, charged with the
possession of one-and-a-half gal
lons of liquor, was found not guilty.
A Mr. and Mrs. Carter, found
guilty of OPA price violations in
the sale of chickens in the City
Market were fined $50 and costs
Mrs. Mattie Carr, Chadbourn
retail grocer, was fined $400 on
four counts of violation of the sug
ar rationing law, having been
charged with having 12,680 coun
terfeit sugar coupons in her pos
session and a total of 30,019 pounds
of sugar coupons to her credit in
the Waccamaw Bank and Trust
company which the government al
leged she was unable to explain.
A four months prison sentence was
suspended and Mrs. Carr placed
on six months probation.
Millard Anderson, convicted of
the possession of one-and-a-half
gallons of non-tax paid liquor,
was fined $50 and cost.
The complete jury panel, ex
clusive of those drawn for the
grand jury, was:
John T. Hudson, Turkey; E. V.
Vestal, Kenansville; W- L. Bostie,
Magnolia; Walter High, White
ville; R. L. Fergus, 404 South
Fifth street, Wilmington; James
Ferger, Winnabow; Paul Shipp,
Clinton; Lloyd Sanderson, Pink
Hill; Walter E. Ashley, 710 Or
ange street, Wilmington; R. E.
Artnur, lUUtt wrigiusvme avenue,
Wilmington; John D. Grady,
Seven Springs; E. W. Manning,
RFD No. 1, Wilmington; George
W. Fleming, Clinton; Roland W.
Sasser, 2024 Market street, Wilm
ington; Wilbur S. Bost, Carolina
Beach; Chris H. Buttleman, 1710
Carolina avenue, Wilmington.
James E. Wilson, Southport;
Herbert T. Kornegay, Mount
Olive; Jacob Alderman, 2120
I'lein road, Wilmington; Clyde W.
Johnson Elizabethtown; Lewis W.
Outlaw, Seven Springs; DeWitt
Hall, Burgaw; Abel Warren, Sr.,
Garland; O- F. Rivenbark, Bur
gaw; Edgar Kornegay, Mount
C.ive; George E. Gooden, Eliza
bethtown; Tom Smith, Atkinson;
James O. Harris, Whiteville; Jack
'J. Stafford, Jr., Garland; A. B.
Willis, Shallotte; L. Baggett,
Whiteville; Austin C. Coleman,
Nakina; William Dail, Chinqua
pin; W. L. Gaskill. 919 South
Fourth street, Wilmington.
A. Grady Robinson, Clinton;
Richard Howard, Whiteville;
Talmadge Stanley, Whiteville;
Lamb Kornegay, Seven Springs;
William M. Hill, 112 Princess
street, Wilmington; W. L. King,
Kure Beach; Herbert H. Hall,
Roseboro; A- Glenn Thornton,
Clinton; D. F. Blackman, Caro
lina Beach; J. H. Currie, Wallace
'C. S. Davis, Evergreen; J. V.
Spearman, ' Magnolia; Lovett
Warre, Newton Grove; John L.
Lanen, Jr., Carolina Beach, Amos
J. Johnson, Rosehill.
Negroes Turned Over
To Pender Authorities
Five Wilmington Negroes to
day were turned over to Deputy
Sheriff J. F. Peay, of Pender
county, by City Detective E. B
Murray, for questioning in con
nection with a break-in at the
home of Foy Hayzlip, near Bur
gaw, yesterday.
Arrested by Murray at Sixth
and Nixon last night, the five are;
Willie James Fisher, Mary
Alice Colwell, Eugene Clifford
Smith, Ruth Williams and James
Currie Smith.
ALMOST AS INEVITABLE as death and taxes is a row on Central Park
Lake for sailors on leave in New York City. And these two gobs, being
propelled by a fair young lady, live up to the old naval tradition.
They’re attached to one of the fleet units now in New York to take part
in the coming celebration of Navy Day. (International)
FRANKFURT, Germany, Oct.
22.— (#) —American occupation
forces purged 30,000 Nazis from
government and industry in Ger
many between Sept. 15 and Oct.
13—a rate of 1,000 a day.
These figures were announced
yesterday by high military gov
ernment quarter* as proof that
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s
orders for de-Nazification of the
American occupation zone were
being carried out as rapidly as
Since last May, 100,782 Nazis
have been removed from key gov
ernment and industrial positions.
Authorities admitted 5,304 persons
of ‘‘questionable status” still were
in office, either because it was
necessary to retain them until re
placements have been trained or
because they still were being in
Of 328,784 cases processed since
May, only 305 Germans have been
found who definitely were anti
Nazi. Another 143,772, however,
had not been actively pro-Nazi.
RALEIGH, Oct. 22.—(U.R)—Clar
ence Pressley, convicted in Bun
combe county in March of this
year of being drunk, disorderly
and assault on female aijd sen
tenced to 18 months, was paroled
today by Gov. R. Gregg Cherry.
ATLANTA, Ga., Oct 22—(U.R)—
An underground coaxial cable has
been completed between Atlanta
and Jacksonville, Fla., by the Am
erican Telephone and Telegraph
company and went into operation
Land Promises Return
Of 6,000,000 By May
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22—(U.R) —
Return of 6,000,000 troops from
overseas is scheduled to be com
pleted by next May, Vice Admiral
Emory S. Land, administrator of
the War Shipping Administration,
said today
Land said the movement of this
number of troops to the battle areas
required three and a half years.
Heavy European returns are to
be completed by January when a
great portion of the troop fleet will
be switched to the Pacific.
Land said that the WSA Fleet,
even before it reached its present
strength of 470 ships, brought home
more than 850,000 troops between
V-E Da yand Sept. 1. This rep
resented 87.4 per cent of the 981,
000 men returned. The other 12.6
per cent returned on foreign-flag
ships, largely British.
CAMP BUTNER, Oct. 22—(TP) —
Lt. Col- Joseph Federbush, point
director, has announced that dis
charges to servicemen are being
granted at the Camp Butner Hos
pital Separation Center at the rate
of 235 daily. He said that since
the establishment of the Center
about 2,000 officers and men have
been granted honorable discharges.
Two Repair Permits
Issued By Inspector
Permits to make alteratm,
and repairs to two buildings in h!
downtown section were ismw .
day by Gilbert F. Morton
building inspector. c‘v
They were:
A permit to the North Cam
Navigation company to make a?
terations and renovations -0 J
Princess street at an estimaJ
cost of 51,000. The work «.£;!?
will be done by the Broirif*
Iron Works, is expected to ft
immediately. oe®,n
Permission to make repairs
a cost of about $4000 to the'ey
terior walls of the Odd Feiwi
building. Work will be done k!
U. A. Underwood, contractor. '
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