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SHOW DECREASES Operating revenues for the month of March this year, show a consifierable decrease, Atlantic Coaf: Line railroad officials an nounced yesterday. Operating expenses for the same period show almost an equal in crease. as compared to the same more i, 1945, and a higher increase during the month of March, 1944. Heavy Decrease Revenues in March, 1946, were $11,638,894 while for the same ™°“tl’- last year they were $15, 299,498. In 1944 the company’s op erating revenues totaled $15,368, These proceeds for the period Jan. 1 to March 31, this year to taled $34,027,231, while for the same period last year the com pany realized a total of $43,169,267 or nearly $10,000,000 less in the three months of this year. This, according to official figures, is a result of operation of the Atlanta, Birmingham and Coast railroad, which property the Coast Line took over Jan. 1, this year. Included also in the figures are considerations for estimated wage adjustments for the first three months of the current year. These figures have a direct bearing on the totals, as an estimated $2, 884,913 will be paid the employes because of the recent 16 cents per hour wage raise recommended as retroactive to Jan. 1, 1946. Operating Revenue Net operating revenues for the month of March amounted to $690, 685 while for the same month last year, the company realized a total net operating revenue of $5,769, 268. The amount required for taxes during the month just passed, to taled $500,000, while this item for the same month last year totaled $3,860,734. Net Way Down Net operating income for March totaled $1,190,685, as compared to March of last year when the item totaled $1,908,534. MORE ABOUT TEACHERS FROM PAGE ONE Some of them have been teach ing only a year or two while a majority have five, 10, 20, or more years of experience be hind them. That they may have brought some measures of un derstanding to others of the meaning of the books of the Bible —our greatest literary heritage, is the only reward they seek for their efforts. Answers Unfolded When this reporter started out to find who the men are who are teaohing the Bible in Wilmington Sunday schools and to obtain from them, a brief sketch of their ex periences, little thought was given to the “why’s and wherefores” which urge busy men to teach a Sunday school class. But from this doctor and that rate clerk the answer was unfolded—they are teaching because they enjoy it — for the knowledge gained —for the contacts made possible among men from every walk oi life. That there is romance in the teaching of the Bible was indicated by more than one—that one gains an education unobtainable else where, from the 66 books of the Bible. For enclosed within its _ niroVO pages, uicj ooj, ~-; ’ phase of life and thought is dealt with, and every form of literature included—stories, biographies, let ters, orations, prayers, hymns oi praise and thanksgiving, fierce war songs, tender love lyrics, fables, proverbs, epigrams, genealogies, and chronologies. Dean is Dr. Smith Dean of Men’s Bible class teach ers in Wilmington is Dr. W. T. Smith, well known dentist with of fices in the Southern building. With a record of 43 years as a teacher, Dr. Smith, who teaches a class of over 50 men at the First Baptist church each Sunday morn ing, will tell you with a smile that he has enjoyed every minute Of the more than 2,000 hours that he has spent teaching the word of God to Baptist men of the community. And during his long years of service, Dr. Smith has spent many additional hours of his leisure time in the preparation of lessons— hours upon hours in perusal of the Bible, the International Sunday school lesson, Peloubets’ notes Baptist church notes—a la-ge task, but to him a m rt interesting one. In addition, Dr. Smith helped or ganize some 35 years ago, a Sun day school orchestra at First Bap tist—an organization that has been an integral part in keeping attend ance up each Sunday. Attendance Prize To H. T. Wilson of the Atlantic Coast Line staff and wholesale on fectioner on the side. perhaps goes the attendance prize among Sunday school Bible teachers m Wilmington. Now in his; 10th as teacher of the Men s Bibie class at Immanuel Presbyterian church Wilson has 20 years of teaching experience to his credit and bettei still, has never missed a Sunday morning in over 20 years. He too^ ^ys he enjoys the experience and only hopes1 that he is helping oth erAnother professional man in the 20-year Bible teacher bracket is nr J E Evans, Murchison build ing dentist, who presides over the Sin’s Bible class at St. Andrew s Covenant Presbyterian church each Sunday morning. A busy man who gets a lot of personal emoyment out of teaching the Bible, D • Evans has the distinction of teach ing the largest class m Wilming ton—an average attendance o arc ’ 100 men. He. like many other Dime ternational Sunday school lesson which is printed in The Morn g Star each Saturday morning, “* BUld|p,»d, Much Time Credited by his Pasto5\| *.e T H. King, with spending mo the preparation of the Sunday school lesson than he does in the preparation of a sermon, JoseSh B. Baker, is now rounding J 7„me 18 years of teaching. Now teacher of the Mens Bible class at Winter Park Baptist church Baker, who spends his working day dispensing stamps to Wilmingtonians at the postc.fice, has been teaching the Bible now for 10 years without a break and previously had some right years teaching experience in country Sunday schools. He, like all others, interviewed, said he thoroughly en joys the work. T. C. Ellers, who spends some eight hours each day adding figures and helping keep the records in the county auditor’s office, puts in an enjoyable as well as profitable hour each Sundav morning as K \ i teacher of Men’s Bible class at Fifth Avenue Methodist church And he has been teaching the Bible in Sunday schools over a period of 30 years—a task that has entailed many thousands of hours of research and study. Inspirational Teaching a class of 40 to 45 men each Sunday morning at First Presbyterian Sunday school, G. Dudley Humphrey, well known at torney, finds the experience in teresting, inspirational and help ful. His class is now in its second year of study of the International Sunday school lesson series, a series which takes seven years to complete and embraces the 66 books of the Old and New Testa ments. D. H. Howes, assistant t6 Charles B. Newcombe as teacher of the Men’s Bible class at Temple Baptist church spends his work ing days as an insurance agent, but finds time each week to pre pare a lesson just in case New combe, secretary of the Scottish Rite Masonic bodies in Wilming ton, is unavoidably absent. Howes has been teaching for some 20 years now and has enjoyed, he says, every hour of the time he has devoted to the effort of interpret ing the Bible story to some 40 men almost every Sunday. Before join ing Temple, he taught Bible at the First Baptist church Sunday school and is a member of McClure Bible class, which recently celebrated its 49th anniversary. Teachers Teach, Too The teaching profession is also indentified here on the rolls of Men’s Bible class teachers. Edwin Blakesley, Jr., principal of Wash ington Catlett school is apparently sold on the teaching profession for he takes a busman’s holidy each Sunday morning to teach the Men’s Bible class at Grace Metho dist church which has an average attendance of 80. Blakesley, who has been teaching Sunday school for a quarter-century, takes from eight to 12 hours each week to pre pare his les on for Sunday morn ing and he endeavors, he says, tc make it interesting by drawing upon modern conditions and prob iems in teaching men of his class the glories of living a cnrisuar. life. While there is only a small class of men at Winter Park Presbyterian church. R. T. Sin clair, retired, enjoys the task oi teaching the Bible there each Sun day morning. And although he generally follows the International Sunday school lesson, he more often draws upon his own thoughts as they apply to the passage of the Bible in auestion. for the subject of his weekly lesson. At Sunset Park Earl Dye, who keeps more thar busy each week day with his work the freight claims department oi the ACL. finds enough spare time somehow to prepare a lesson foi the Men’s Bible class at Sunsel Park Baptist church of which he has been teacher for almost a year now, although his teaching experience goes back a dozen years or more, he having taught jumoi and intermediate grades at Cal vary Baptist Sunday school before moving his letter to Sunset Park church. With an average attend ance of about 40 to 50 men each Sunday. Mr. Dye says he gets a lot of enjoyment and personal good out of his experience W C. Scoggins, superintendent of the Spofford Mills, a busy man during the week, can be found al most every Sunday morning teach ing the Men’s Bible class at Del gado Presbyterian church Sunday school. With almost a decade oi experience to his credit as a Bible teacher, Scoggins says that the satisfaction obtained, is more than enough payment for the many hours required in the preparation of a lesson. Book of Prayer Another busy executive who gets a lot of enjoyment and personal gain out of teaching the Bible in Sunday school is C. B. Wilson, as sistant auditor of the Atlantic roast Line. Every Sunday morn ing, Wilson presides over the Men’s Bible class at St. John’s Episcopal church Sunday school. The class Df a dozen to 15 men, Wilson says is now engaged in a study of the Book of Prayer, and for that rea son, he prepares most of his les sons from a book called ‘‘Prayei Book Reasons Why.” Six days each wees, J. D. Hobbs. Princess street barber, and loyal supporter of everything that smacks of Wake Forest college, works at his trade, but on Sunday mornings he teaches the Men’s Bible at Tabernacle Baptist church. While he has only had the class for about a year now, his experience goes back many more years as a Bible teacher in coun try church Sunday schools. He like all other laymen engaged in teaching, says it is a wonderful and satisfying experience. Represents Clerks W. H. Cox, salesman at the X Department store represents the clerks of the city as a Bible teach er and enjoys each Sunday morn ing at Calvary Baptist church where he teaches the Men's Bible class. With an attendance of 30 tr, Snnitav Cox sains fine attention through his able inter- ^ pretation of the Internationa] Sun day school lesson. He has been teaching the Bible m Sunday schools for 25 years now. The above is by no means a complete record of all lay Bible class teachers in Wilmington. There are more and representing many walks of life. Efforts by this re porter to contact them all proved unsuccessful, but a few of those who teach regularly are known to enjoy the work. Among them are R. S. McKeithan, who teaches at Trinity Methodist Sunday school, William C. Cronnenburg, a retired gov'rnment employe who teaches the Men’s Bible class at St. Pau- s Lutheran church: Carl Seitter, well known Castle Hayne truck farmer who teaches at St. Mat hews Episcopal: W. K. Rhodes Jr., attorney, teacher at S-nset Park Methodist; J. H. Bordeaux farmer, who teaches at Epwortr Methodist Sunday school; J. F Johnson, shipyard employe who presides over the Men’s Bible class at Gibson Avenue Methodist Sun day school and A. T. Wrench, teacher at Wesley Memorial. Laymen teachers all, these men ar serving and like it—business and professional men following in th footsteps of the venerable Bede, who spent the greater part of his lif the translation of St. J^hn s Gospel, in order that men down through the ages, might under stand the beauty of its lines. Obituaries JOHN RUST EATON Funeral services for John Rust Eaton, Sr., superintendent of con struction for the city engineering department, were conducted from the chapel of tne Ward Funeral home here at 10 o’clock Friday morning, the Rev. EJc;r.r Fisher, . pastor of Trinity Methodist church | officiating. Interment was in the family cemetery at Franklinton. Mr. Eaton, who died suddenly Thursday morning in a local hos pital, is survived by his widow, Anabel Smith Eaton; a daughter, Sarah Anne; a son, John Rust Eaton, Jr.; three brothers: _W. A. Eaton, Franklinton; I. S. Eaton, Raleigh, and T. G. Eaton, Greens boro; threj sisters: Mrs. Maylon Temple and Miss Sarah Eaton, Zebulon, and Miss Janet Eaton, Wilmington. Active pallbearers at Friday s services from the chapel were C. C. Smith, E. D. Smith, Harry Smith, Leon D. Smith and R. P. Smith. Honorary pallbearers in cluded J. A. Loughlin, Robert S. LeGwin, L. R. Armstrong, Dr. L. J. Meredith, Dr. H. A. Codington, Henry von Olsen, Leo Marshall and Judge H. Winfield Smith. JOHN J. HUCKS, JR. Funeral services for John John son Hucks, Jr., 22, of Charleston, S. C., who died from injuries re ceived in a truck wreck in Tucson, Arizon.a, were conducted from the chapel of Andrews Mortuary Fri day afternoon by the Rev. William Crowe, Jr., pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Interment took place in Oakdale cemetery He was the son of John Johnson Hucks, Sr. and the late Edna Di vine Hucks of Charleston. Besides his father he is surviv ed by one sister Miss Edna Hucks of Wilmington. Pallbearers were A. C. Divine. R. J, Divine, E. H. Divine, J. S. Divine, Jr., R. C. Divine and Thomas Lancaster. CHARLES S. BRITT Charles S. Britt, of Raleigh, and formerly cf Wilmington .died at 1:10 p. m., Friday in Raleigh. Funeral services will be con ducted Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Baptist Taber oacle in Raleigh. Mr. Britt is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ruth Smith Britt, four daughters and one son. SELECT CHURCH Grace Methodist church has been selected as scene of a district church missionary con ference sponsored by the board of missions and church exten sion, to be held here May 16, according to the Associated Press from Durham today. City Briefs ! BIBLE CLASS MEETING The weekly meeting of ihe Men’s Bible class of St. An drews - Covenant Presbyterian church, Fifteenth and Market streets, will be held Sunday morning at 9:45 o’clock. Dr. J. E. Evans is the teacher. All men of the community are cordially invited to attend. ALL DAY SERVICE The Wesleyan Methodist church, 18th and Castle streets will hold an all-day meeting, April 28.. Dinner will be served on the grounds, and the Rev. S. T. Bayse will be the prin cipal speaker at the morning and night services. BRIDGE WINNERS Seven tables were played at the bridge club sponsored by the Citv Recreation depart ment. The winners as an nounced by Mrs. Elizabeth W. May were: R. L. May, Mrs. Nell Walsh. Mrs. R. M. Browd er, Miss Appie Daniels. Ed ward Dr usto, Mrs. Hazel Tnimc a nrl Mice Ms rv Franrps Fey. DANCE. PUBLIC INVITED The public has heen invited to attend a special Saturday night dance at the Lake Forest Com munity center tonight. Danc ing will be from 8 to 11. There will be a small admission charge. LAST TEACHERS’ MEETING The New Hanover County classroom teachers will hold their last meeting of the current school term on Monday, 5:30 p. m., at the Lake Forest pic nic grounds at the foot of Jack son drive. A weenie roast will highlight the meeting. ENGINEERS CLUB The Wilmington Engineers club will hold its next meet ing on May 8, instead of May 1. as previously scheduled. The program will include a demon stration of modern lighting by the Westingliouse Electric cor poration and the awarding of prizes amounting to $50 to New Hanover High school students submitting the best essays on scientific subjects. SAMARITAN BIBLE CLASS The Samaritan Bible Class of First Presbyterian church will be taught by A. E. Gibson on Sunday, 10 a. m., at Gilmour hall. REPLACEMENT Mrs. Ruth Woods, 1507 Nun street, has been temporarily assigned to the local Veterans Administration office, fourth floor T’de Water building. She replaces Miss Bessie Hollowell, who is absent due to illness. U. C. T. MEET Cape Fear council. 374, Unit ed Commercial Travelers of America, will meet Saturday night at 8 o’clock in the Odd Fellows hall. The Recreation department of the Lake Forest center will hold a round dance in Com munity hall tomorrow night for the purpose of raising funds for the Lake Forest baseball club. SATURDAY PAPER DRIVE Eugene Edwards, district commissioner Boy Scouts of America, Cape Fear Area, to day announced^ that organiza tion would conduct a paper scrap drive Sunday afternoon beginning at 12:45 o’clock. LEGION HOP American Legion Post No. 10 will hold a dance in the Legion Home. Thi”' and Dock street, Saturday night, it was announced today b; Harry Dosher, dance chairman. FIREMEN DINE Mem'ers of the Carolina CAN DID ATE FOR CONGRESS 7th Congressional District W. S. (Billy) Britt, candidate for Congress. A farmer, busi y ness man and able lawyer. Born on a farm in Robeson County. His motto: “Fair treatment to all, class legislation to none.” , Give him your vote and your support. j Beach Fire department will hold a turkey dinner at the Sea Gull grill, Kure beach, Saturday night at 6 o’clock for the benefit of the department. FAVOR TIME CHANGE Members of the Wilmington affiliate of the Protective Trav elers’ association, meeting last night at the Famous club, en dorsed a resolution favoring North Carolina adoption of day light saving t:me. Dial 2-3311 For Newspaper Service r COAST L CLUB MAY STAGE DANCE ♦ - Members Name Bob Koos er Chairman Of Enter tainment Committee Bob Kooser has been appointed chairman of the entertainment committee, Atlantic Coast Line Employes Club, Miss Vashti Gorn to, president, said today. Committee members include Misses Martha Bellamy, Mary Symmes; J. S. Webb, Jr., and Jack Whitton. The committee will continue negotiation now in progress with various orchestra booking agencies in an effort to secure a prominent band for the club’s first social occasion since the beginning of the war. Plan Dance Tentative plans call for a dance at Lumina the first week in June in honor of returning Coast Line war veterans. The Employes Club was origi nally organized in 1930 and includes all personnel employed by the rail road in the general offices here, and those on the Wilmington dis trict, approximately 2,500 presons. The club became inactive at the beginning of the war and is now in the process of reactivation. Family Affair Miss Gornto said that families of members of the club will be al lowed to attend the party. It was understood that the wife may bring her husband, or the husband who is an emloye, may bring his wife. The dance and party will be the annual celebration of the club. Prior to the club’s recess for the war years, members were treated to an excursion to some interest ing point, and various other cele brations. 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