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The Wilmington morning star. [volume] (Wilmington, N.C.) 1909-1990, February 17, 1946, SECTION-E, Image 50

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The tired and happy gentlemen shown in the top picture are aboard their mother boat with a good bag of sea
poultry after a day’s hunt in the difficult salt marshes in Brunswick county. Those skiffs trailing the mother boat
transport the hunters as they go in quest of the marsh hen. The marsh hen season, when rail, gallinule and sera may
be taken, opens Sept. 1 in North Carolina and is the first of the gunning seasons. In the picture, lower left, no ex
planation is needed. The grinning fellow’s face expresses what every true sportsman would feel in a similar situation.
And the happy fisherman, clutching his prize catch in his arms, is luckier than some of his sporting compatriots, photo
lower right, who missed a shot at some Southeastern North Carolina deer. The inexorable law of hunters decrees that
any hunter who gets a shot at a deer and misses losses—literally—his hunting shirt tail.
Yacht Basin, Sports Club
house Expected To At
tract Tourists
Activity at Southport will go in
to high gear early in April when
work begins on a new, modern
yacht basin there.
E. G. Mallison, Tanafly, N. J.,
who is sponsor of the basin proj
ect, already has held conferences
with several major oil companies
interested in bidding on oil and
gas concessions for the yachts
which will be operating from the
Another project expected to be
undertaken this year in Southport
calls for erection of a large brick
clubhouse for sportsmen. A north
ern corporation, separate from
Mallison’s projects, is said to be
planning the clubhouse.
Site Purchased
A clubhouse site already has
been purchased, and announce
ment has been made that Gulf
stream fishing cruisers will be
available for charter. Clubhouse
owners also will sponsor the fish
ing cruises which will originate in
The basin, as yet of undeter
mined size, will be located at
Fiddler’s Drain in the eastern sec
tor of town. It will be equipped
with slips and other mooring fa
cilities, as well as a dry dock,
machine shop, pavillion, commis
siary, ship chandlery for the serv
icing of boats, and storage facili
ties and a dock on the river for
the handling of boats too large to
enter the basin.
Also of primary interest to resi
dents of the resort town and ad
joining territory is the pfoposed
accelerated development of Long
Beach, located about 10 miles
from Southport, near old Fort
According to E. F. Middleton,
Charleston, one of the Beach own
ers, presented plans call for the
erection of a large hotel, spacious
skating rink and refreshment
stand. He also predicted a boom
in building of private cottages at
Long Beach as soon as building
materials become available. 1
POMONA, Cal. (U.FJ—After more
than a year’s work, Miss Alma
Brown has put the last stitches in
a huge rug made from old stock
ings and bearing the brands of
famous Montana cattle ranches.
The rug will hang in the V Lazy U
ranch, owned by Dr. George D.
Brown, Miss Brown’s nephew.
rich Himmler’s radio is being
used daily by Town Moderator and
Mrs. Clifford R. Harris. The table
model set was sent from Germany
by Lt. Harry W. Taft after being
taken from the Nazi leader’s home
near the Brenner Pass.
20 LIVES IN 1945
Six Whites, 14 Negroes
Victims Of Disease; Four
Short Of 1944 Totals
Tuberculosis took a toll of 20
lives in New Hanover county dur
ing 1945, figures compiled from the
records of the Consolidated Health
board reveal. Six white and 14 Ne
groes, all adults, were included in
the figure, which was four short
of the total for 1944.
Dr. A. H. Elliot, health depart
ment director, said 774 chest X
rays were responsible for the low
ering of the figure explaining only
219 were taken in the previous
Total cases reported were 35 in
1945 as compared with 101 cases
reported in 1944. These, Dr. Elliot
disclosed, did not constitute the
full county total as many cases
were not reported to hi* office, ox
were treated elsewhere.
30 Sanitoiium Cases
Thirty cases were admitted to
sanitorium treatment, including 13
white and 17 Negroes. All child
cases are kept under observation,
Dr. Elliot said, and are not in
cluded in the total.
The greatest danger to the safe
ty of babies under a y®*r 1S
Cape Fear Hotel
Coffee Shop Now
Being Remodeled
The former Coffee Shop of the
Cape Fear hotel today is under
going a thorough remodeling job
which will make it into a modern,
up-to-date eating place with the
latest equipment.
The Cape Fear has 205 outside
rooms. The hotel was opened in
1925, and in 1937, 35 rooms were
Most recent expansion was in
1940 when 18 more rooms were
added, together with a 100-car fire
proof storage garage for hotel
Sidney J. Rivenbarp, manager of
the Cape Fear for the past seven
years, employes 85 persons to staff
the hotel.
A hotel is a fair barometer for
pud'ging the prosperity of a section
—it it’s jammed, people have
money and are circulating if
that is an indication, Dros'nwt.
On The Wing
Brighter Tomorrow Seen
For Air Transporation
As Industry^ Reconverts
One Western Railway Counted A Train
Passing A Given Point Every 12 Minutes
For 24 Hours During December Period
Associated Press Business Reporter
NEW YORK, Dec. 31—<£=)—'The aviation industry pro
duced a mass of contradictions in 1945.
Air transport companies soared to new records in mile
age, passengers, freight and revenues and foresaw a bigger
and better tomorrow._
au vxaxi> iux vi o oury
their industry contract from the
world’s largest to the i5th in the
United States, but hoped that the
end of 1945 found them at the bot
tom of the curve.
Production of aircraft reached
it* war-time peak of 9,117 planes
a month in March, 1944, had al
ready dropped to less than 5,000
a month by V-J Day, and then
during reconversion ground almost
to a stop.
Employment Drops
Employment in aircraft indus
tries, the U. S. department of
Labor reported, was 1,258,000 the
first of this year, compared to the
peak of 2,080,000 in January, 1944.
Within a month after V-J Day
700.000 were laid off. The Aircraft
Industries Association of America
reported year - end employment at
150.000 but thought it might creep
up to 200,000 by the end of 1946.
At the start of 1945 the industry
was turning cut 6,500 planes a
month and had orders totalling
$16,600,000,000. On August 14, con
tracts for 31,000 planes at $9,000,
000,000 were cancelled Production
for 1945 will approximate 47,
000 military craft at $8,320,000,000.
1946 Estimates
The association estimated $400,
000,000 would be spent in 1946 for
military planes, largely experi
mental; $100,000,000 for commerci
al craft; and $100,000,000 for per
sonal planes, and the industry ex
pected to fill 30,000 in 1946.
With the airlines the story was
the reverse — demand exceded
supply. Starting the year with too
few plane* and hamstrung
by priorities, the transport com
panies saw priorities abandoned in
October, vied to place orders for
giant new craft and to fill the
time-gap with reconverted surplus
military transports.
Figures for the first nine months
and prorated estimates for the last
quarter by the Air Transport As
sociation of America showed 23
domestic airlines had set the fol
lowing new records in 1945:
Airlines Set Records
Revenue miles - 22,990,538, an in
crease of 54.5 per cent over 1944.
Revenue passenger miles-3,556,
889,442, a 58.3 per cent increase.
Revenue pass e n g e r s - 6,130,
561, a 47.1 per cent increase.
Ton miles of mail-73,775,382, a
44.23 per cent increase.
Ton miles of express and freight
25,691,208, a 45.2 per cent gain.
Domestic Total
Domestic air routes reached 66,
971 miles, a gain of 4,034; and the
civil aeronautics board reported
582 applications before }t, 50 of
them for pick-up service and 71 for
helicopter. Fares dropped during
the year to an average of 4 1-2
cents a mile, and effective Janu
ary 1 express rates will be cut 13
per cent.
Airline employment reached 5,
000 by the end of 1945, three times
that of 1940. Two years from now
employment was expected to be
120,000. During this year 3,000
veterans found jobs with the air
Revenues Expanding
Revenues for 1946 were expected
to be double those of 1945, and
triple 1944. And volume of domes
tic traffic was forecast by Stand
ard Poor Corp. At four or five
times present figures in a few
An air transport association sur
vey showed airlines were expected
In the early postwar years to
spend $750,000,000 on new planes
and equipment. Huge expansion of
capitalization is being considered.
The Line-Ups
Pan American has sold new
stock; Transcontinental and West
ern Air recently borrowed $1,700,
D00 on a chattel mortgage for re
conditioning war surplus planes;
Pennsylvania - Central marketed
$10,000,000 convertible 3 1-2 percent
debentures, becoming the first air
line to enter that financial field,
long a favorite of the railroads.
Equipment Replacements
With this financing the airlines
expect to replace present equip
ment with new huge, speedy air
liners. By carrying double the
amount of passengers greater non
stop distances at speeds around
100 miles an hour faster than at
present, the airlines hope to re
duce rates to compete with rail
roads and steamships.
The year ended with a fight rag
ing along the international Air
CAB Division
The Civil Aeronautics Board di
vided the north Atlantic into three
zones, giving American Overseas
airlines the northern, Pan-Ameri
can the central, and TWA the
southern route. Still to be decided
are the Latin-American routes, the
South Atlantic an d the Northern
and Southern Pacific.
Fight Develops
Pan-American then announced it
would drop fares from New York
to London from the War rate of
$572 to $375 on a five-a-week serv
ice. To protect its British Over
seas Airway corp., temporarily '
short of planes, Great Britain re
taliated by refusing to let Pan- j
American land more than two
flights a week. A compromise at
the pre-war rate of $375 was adopt
ed allowing Pan - American and
American overseas five flights a •
veek each, until a trans-atlantic I
rate conference is held in New 1
York early in January. 1
Grapes were introduced to Chi- i
la from western Asia in the sec- ]
and century B. C. f
BEN KINGOFF is the owner and
manager of Kingoffs jewelry
store, 10 N. Front street.
Front street, says his store in • '
future wiU adhere to the same
nee and maxims which o' ,
past allow the slogan todav
feed.”^ King°ffs 1Vs wir,"
Kingoff also is optimistic abet
lie future. "I am very optima*
for the future of Wilmington v
says, “especially in view of tk
fact that the shipyards ma7.
come permanent as well 'r “
Davis. It also looks brightt?
cause local organizations Z
bringing in new business inter,,.
with pay-rolls.”
Kingoff’s was established <.
1921 and. moved to its Presel
^ocation, in a modern building in
Nationally advertised product,
featured by Kingoff’s include:
Stieff sterling silverware
Chester, 1847 Rogers, Holmes Z
Edwards, Heirloom and Cow
munity silverware lines, Schick
and Remington electric razo-<
Boyle leather goods Sheaffr
Parker and Eversharp pen at,‘i
RCA Victor, Westinghouse and
Emerson radios, Toastmaster, ,13
Big Ben alarm clocks.
Well-known, time-tested watches
also are on the spotless shelve,
of Kingo/f’s attractive store
Among others, there are Benriu
Gruen, Hamilton, Elgin, Longine
Witnauer, Milos, Croton,
Lvnao watcnes.
In addition to the complete
jewelry stock, Kingoff’s also has
a watch repair department staffed
oy experts. Engraving, re-moynt
ing and setting of diamonds are
accomplished in the story itself
All of the work is done by diamond
and jewelry experts.
McVoy, who was born in » cov
ered wagon while his parents were
emigrating westward, celebrated
nis S9th birthday by being bap
tized in St. Peter’s Evangelical
Lutheran church. Guest at a birth,
lay dinner, the aged former rail
vay worker said his work had in
terfered with long-time plans to '
>e haptized.
WAUKESHA, Wis. (U.R) - Sam
friedman has paid his debt of i
'ratitude to returning servicemen '
y canceling all their back debts
o his clothing store. Friedman es
imates that more than 200 veter
ans had back accounts from their
ire-service days amounting to $3,
I mmim— —
U . ^ . Wilmington
alUte- on It.
Remarkable Growth In
lases During The War Years!
—. ♦
Of Our Participaiion In Wilmington's Expansion. We shall continue
to Put Forth Every Service and Effort In Our Power To Keep Wilmington High
Among North Carolinas Modern, Industrial Cities.
Dial 4942

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