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PLACED BY BOARD Schools Of County May Get New Equipment For Next Year Service The delivery of seven new school busses is expected by New Han over school officisls, to be used in the county schools next year. H. M. Roland, superintendent of New Hanover county schools, said last night the orders have been placed and delivery is expected although the county has not had official confirmation that they will be delivered in time for next years achool term. Minor Repairs The announcement came shortly after the superintendent had said that the county school buildings and grounds are to get minor ren ovations, additions and repairs. •‘Although no major repair oper ations are scheduled, moi a than SO men will be kept busy through out vacation months, repairing and h'.wm- — SEE KAMER AND see better Eyes Examined, Glasses Fitted DR. w. a. KAMER Optometrist Bollock Building — FOR — CORRECT TIME i CALL 2-3575 _ FOB - Correct Jewelry VISIT The JEWEL BOX Wilmington’s Most Popular Jewelry Store 109 N. Front St. renovating the county’s 26 school units.” Roland said. Basements Vacated Reduction in school attendance has made it possible to move the classrooms from basements where the classes have been held be cause of overcrowded schools dur ing the war years. This phase of the rebuilding program is expect ed also to be taken care of during the summer months. Sidewalk repairs at Washington Catlett, Chestnut street, and Sun set Park schools, and other small er schools, will be made in ac cordance with an April recom mendation of the county board. Painting, Repairs Inside and outside painting, re pairs to windows, doors and locks of the buildings will also be made, and inspection of other facilities is scheduled. POLICEMAN RESIGNS JOB HERE BECAUSE OF PAY, TIME OFF Deeming pay insufficient and off days too infrequent, Joseph E. Corbin, police private with the local force, yesterday tendered his resignation to chief C. H. Cas teen. . Corbin, whose home is in Rhode fsland, came to Wilmington last September as a Marine military joliceman, joined the civil force Jan. 1. In his letter of resignation ie said that In fairness to him self and his wife he would have to 'ind work that offered a higher re nuneration than was afforded by he monthly salary paid to police irivates. He stated that he had iccepted a position with a chemi :al company in Chicago. )ial 2-3311 For Newspaper Service DIAL 2-8675 for Electrical Service Contracting - Repairing Residential or Commercial Brooks Electrical Co. 312 Southern Bldg. AUTO LOANS "That Cod Less" The Morris Plan Bank ► £'W?T ROGER MOORE W. A. FONVIELLE W. D. JONES Pres. Sec.-Treas. Asst. Sec.-Treas. < M. G. JAMES, V-Pres. J. O. CARR, Atty., CawiiiiiHB ,l|HocD MHI*K|f H Hiaa?*'* -* rX^A^, ‘U**«l tlllllUM _. 9 0 P R 0 O P BLENDED WHISKEY 6 5% GRAIN NEUTRAL SPIRITS THE FLEISCHNAM DISTILLIHG OTHPOIATIlOil Southeastern North Carolina xxx news tidbits * * * Bladen — Brunswick — Columbus — Craven — Duplin_Onslow — Pender — Robeson — Sampson REELECTED NEW BERN, April 30—Will iam F. Ward, local attorney, was unanimously reelected chairman of the executive com mittee of the Craven county democratic party at the county convention here Marvin F. Aldridge of Epworth was re elected secretary. Mrs. Floyd Stewart of Tuscarora was re named vice chairman. Ward has served as county chairman since the death of his father, A. D. Ward, in 1940. All county democrats in good standing were designated as delegates to the state convention. BARDEN TO SPEAK JACKSONVILLE, N. C„ Apr. 30—U. S. Representative Gra ham H. Barden of New Bern will be the main speaker at the dedicatory banquet meeting of Burton Cowell Post No. 265 of the American Legion here Wednesday night, it was an nounced by Posi Commander Albert Ellis. Honor guests at the banquet will be the mothers of the two Onslow county men for whom the post was named. They are Mrs. John W. Burton, mother of John W Burton, Jr., who was killed in action in Italy October 13, 1944; and Mrs. Bessie Cowell, mother of Eugene Cowell, who died July 7, 1945, of injuries sustained in line of duty in a natural gas explosion near Carr^p Swift, Texas. PROPERTY BOUGHT SOUTHPORT, April 30—The Miller Hotel property has been purchased by Paul J. Arnold of Lexington, Ky., and associ ates in Hazard, Ky. No infor mation is available as to their plans outside of the fact that possession is to be given by June first. NEW ASSIGNMENT CAMP LEJUENE, April 30— Lt. Col. Gallais “E” Metheny has been ordered from Camp Lejune to a new assignment at San Diego. SNAKE RIDES SOUTHPORT, April 3fL Sheriff C. P. Willetts vouches for the fact that a six foot snake took a ride for three miles in the wheel of an auto mobile, driven by Boyd Robin son of Shallotte. It was still alive at the end of that time and was so tightly tangled that the wheel had to be removed from the car before it could be gotten out. DETACHED CHERRY POINT, April 30 Cols. John S. Hornberg, Ben REALTY TRANSFERS Real estate transfers yesterday recorded with the office of the Register of Deeds included the fol lowing: D. J. Black to William M. Hill, 6.6 acres, Market Street road. W. A. Ruse to D. Koinegay, lot South Wilmington Place. S. O. Pruitt to G. R. C. Thomp son, Jr., Pt. 1 and 2-483, City. Oscar Pearsall to C. E. Dixon, tract Princess Street road, Hwy. 17. Robert M. Taubam to H. A. Patt rell, lot 3-10, Princess Place. L. W. Downing to H. F. Wilson, lot 5-14, Carolina Place. J. H. Hinton ot Cora W. White head, lot 17 and 18-19, Fort Fish er. Seabeach, Hinton property. J. H. Hinton to Cora W. White 21 and 22-20, Fort Fisher, Sea Beach, HintGn property. L. D. Gaddy to B. F. Hewlett, tract Bradley’s Creek road, near Seagate station. Edward F. Thompson to W. H. Sanders, tract Mercer Place. Pauline Ellis to F. D. Olive, lot 2-A, Biddle land, Barnard’s Creek, and lot 8-A. Fed Pt. Twp., Olive land. John W. Spears to Ed. Hart, Pt. of lot 1-A, Fed. Pt. Twp. Eva L. Carter to E. S. Hart, lot 2-73, City. Annie E. Kure to M. C. Pate, lot 13-15, Fort Fisher, Sea Beach. Herbert E. Ritter to D. W. Co ble, tract Cape Fear near Castle Hayne. C. B. Parmele to Julia B. Moore, lots 1-52, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21-56. W. A. Sue to Lillian Chinnis, lot 2-291, City. Henry Greer to Ernestine Nix on, section A-22 of lot 4, Fitch Place. John Lewis to R. M. Howell, lot 29-5, Sunset Park. JAMES EDWARD MEADE James Edward Meade, 520 and one-half Princess street died at James Walker Memorial hospital yesterday afternoon following an illness of three months. He was connected with the Davidson Chemical company, Bal timore, Md. Arrangements for the funeral will be announced later by the Harrell-Coble Funeral home. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mable Tracy Meade, Wilmington, two sons, Vernon, Baltimore, Md., | and Stuart, Wilmington. Redfield, Deane CJ. Roberts and William A. Willis have been detached from the Ninth Marine air wing, which is be ing deactivated here, and as signed to the Second Wing now attached to tnis Marine air station. RECEIVE TROPHIES SOUTHPORT, April 30—The Bolivia high school girl^ and the Leland boys have received their county basket ball championship trophies, won at the tournament in March. TRANSFERRED CHERRY POINT, April 30 —Lt. Cols. Carl M. Longley, Guy B. Smith, Jr., and John W. Stage have been transferr ed here from the Ninth to the Second Marine Aircraft wing. RABIES OUTBREAK SOUTHPORT, April 30—Sev eral days ago a young hog be came sick on the farm of D. B. Edwards, of Freeland. Mr. Ed wards and his sons tried to treat the animal thinking it had a bone lodged in its throat, as it was foaming at the mouth. The animal died and was taken to a Vet in Whiteville, who de clared it had died of rabies. Some time previous to the hog becoming sick a fox had jump ed into the pen with this hog and several others. The fox was killed by an old sow, which seized it by the back and shook it to death. Nothing was thought of the incident at the time. AWARDED MEDAL NEW BERN, April 30 Brig. Gen. James S. Simmons, chief of the preventive medi cine service, office of the Sur geon General of the United States Army, has been awarded the Distinguished Service med al for outstanding service from November, 1939, to August, 1945. Recently he received en honorary degree of Doctor of Science at the sesqui-centennial | eelebration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a native North C« | rolinian. i VENETIAN BLINDS ALL SIZE BLINDS MADE AND REFINISHED STRICKLAND VENETIAN BLIND WORKS Phone 6404. Castle Hayne Road TIRE RECAPPING AUTO REPAIRING ; PAINTING—ROOT WORK ! SHELL Safii-Service Co. 3rd and Grace Sts. ' Julius Wenberg t Jimmie Wenberg J CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS 7th Congressional District W. S. (Billy) Britt, candidate lor Congress. A farmer, busi ness man and able lawyer. Born on a farm in Robeson County. His motto: “Fair treatment to all, class legisla tion to none.** Give him your vote and your support. USES Drive Seeking Ex-GI Employment In step with the many moves which are being made in the area, the U. S. Employment Service this week is waging a campaign for jobs lor veterans. * Particular stress was placed on the appeal to employers regard ing the employment of veterans who were wounded in battle, ana partially disabled. The appeal Is being made in co operation with Governor Cherry’s proclamation of Veterans Week. “Employers are being asked to seriously take an inventory of his payroll in order to matte a place for as many veterans as pos sible,” Harold M. Hinkle, man ager of the local USES offices, sadi. RESUMES OUD JOB RALEIGH, April 30—(A1)—M. R. Dunnagan will resume his old job Wednesday as press agent for the state Unemployment Compensa tion commission. For the last four and a half years he was with the United States Employment service and the War Manpower commis sion here. DIAL 6342 For Expert—Reasonable PLUMBING REPAIRS WILMINGTON PLUMBING & HEATING CO. R. M. KERMON, Jr., M*r. Crntractlnf—Supplier SS N Third St., Wallace Bldf. SHORTAGE OF GAS METERS WIDENING Tide Water May Have To Remove Some Small Equipment Soon An alarming shortage of equip ment in the area served by the Tide Water Power company has been caused by industrial strikes, it was revealed yesterday by A. E. Jones, company vice-president. Tide Water is now servicing 1,000 meterless homes wltn electricity on a flat rate basis, Jones said. Shortage Acute Gas metei s, to-date, have been available in sufficient quantities to assure one to a customer, said Find These Scarce Items D'LUGIN'S • BOYS* PAJAMAS • DRESS SHIRTS • WHITE OVERALLS • COVERALLS • SPORT PANTS 10 South Front Street AVOID ERRORS! Reason why engineers, archi tects specify -our Ready Mixed Concrete is this: They KNOW that common mistakes in ingre dients-mixing makes for faulty , concrete and added expense. J They know cqft Precision-Mixed r.nd - Measured Concrete is READY for best masonry, im mediately it reaches the job! S. G. COMPANY “A Complete Concrete Organization” 320 Monroe St. Dial 5237 Jones, but this situation may be discontinued within several weeks. If the shortage becomes critical, the company will remove meters from the offices of dentists, doc tors, small business places, and all other customers who bum less than the minimum each month. Heavy Duty A small surplus of larger trans formers and equipment needed by industry is still available to firms planning location in Wilmington, Until such time as the strike sit uation improves, the company will be able to operate onscheduie, add ed Jones, but a severe storm might place it in a serious condition as far as replacements for destroyed equipment ij concerned. There are more than 50 spicPs of oak trees in Texas. 12 Princess __ oi rest fuel oil Standard Oil "ESSOHEAT” Oil Burner Service HUGHES BROS. FUEL CO. Dial 7774 l S 8SNH Pint *l-*5 Fifth $3 °° Blended Whiskey, 86 prof, 45% gram neutral spirits \ GOODIRHAM & WORTS LIMIT60 PEORIA, ILLINOIS ' # ) REDDY KILOWATT Your Electric Servant Are You Planning On Building Or Remodeling? ! f Y O U A r e • • • thei^be sure you plan for your home' ADEQUATE WIRING, including the refrireraW pl,e,jlty °Ut etj ,?ave you ever decided to move your favorite lamp or appointing but tw discovered there wasn’t an outlet at that spot? Annoying and dis ced b h Can y be aV°lded by planmn* in advance the number of outlets you waiting form^t u 1°™ planninf tbad s°on all of the electrical conveniences you’ve been e ectrl f]onr ' lQbe back 0Ii the market: Radl0s- electric refrigerators, washing, machines. wSST^te^^ COnSi“ ** tbe p-Pe^amount of tide WATER POWER (0.