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WANT TO FLY? !
Enlistments Accepted For Navy Flight Duty Although two major bills are still pending for securing appro priations for further training of nica in the Navy V-5 Aviation program, it was announced yes terday that applicants are now being enlisted for the program on a provisional basis. The provisional basis is under consideration pending enactment of legislation to further this pro gram. according to CCS J. G. paradise, in charge of the local Xavv recruiting station. Men ac cepted. must be between 17 and 19 and one-half years of age. !: was explained that should ne;:her of the two plans be ap. proved, Naval personnel enlisted at this time will be afforded the opportunity of terminating their enlistments. Plan One P an one which is presently un der consideration is the Holloway Board Plan, which if approved by congress would permit enlis tees one to four academic terms a; an accredited college, of the recruits own choosing; would pay the trainee $50 per month plus tuition, fees laboratory expenses and books. Under this plan the prospective pilot would get selective flight training the summer following his freshman or sophomore year in the Naval Reserve, including about ten hours dual instruction in the air and the opportunity to solo. Flight Training After advanced flight training of about 15 months during which time t:e would receive $65 per month, to be followed by nine months of flight training with the Feet as a midshipman, and one year with the Fleet as an en_ 5:gn. with additional increases on pay commensurate with that paid the ordinary ensign, plus flight pay and allowances. Plan Two Under plan number two, the trainee would get about the same elementary education, same en trance pay, and about the same flight training, as he would re ceive under the Holloway Board plan. Approximately two years and nine months would be spent in ac tive flying duty, with the Fleet, following which the trainee would be given his choice of either se_ lection for transfer to the U. S. Navy, continuing on active duty; or release to inactive duty with a bonus which would begin to ac crue from the date of the end of the national emergency as decid ed by the President or congress. It was understood that minors must have the consent of their parents or guardian, and possess other qualifications to determine his eligibility. Further information on either of the two plans may be obtained from the officer in charge of the local recruiting station. REVIVAL ENDS The revival being held by the Rev. Ernest Richards at the Flemington Community chapel will come to a close Sunday July 14. Sunday afternoon at 4 o’cloek the Rev. Mr. Richards will baptize several candidates at Greenfield lake. The regular Sunday school will be held at 3 o'clock and the evening serv ice at 8 o’clock. There will also be a prayer service Wednesday at 8 o’clock. YMCA HERE NOTES GOOD ATTENDANCE Over 23^000 Use Facili ties, Huntington’s Re port Shows A total attendance of 23,755, In cluding adults and boys, attended 2,143 regular sessions held at the Wilmington Young Men’s Christian Association, during the fiscal year just ended, a report compiled by J. B. Hunting, general secretary, shows. Boys classes held at the Y total ed 16,196 while adult’s classes top ed the boys with 17,659. Servicemen The number of servicemen using the physical privileges of the or ganization, totaled 1,140. Personal interviews totaling 938 were made by officials of the Y. One thousand, two-hundred and fifteen committee meetings with 45 in attendance were registered during the year. Swimming Campaigns swimming campaigns, offering free instructions to all school boys, totaled 153, with 12 schools taking part. One hundred-fifty-one boys were taught to swim, while 96 passed the beginner’s test. An attendance of 27,200 was re ported at the Y’s community Health promotion week, with 11 speakers being furnished. Thirty five games were played by the organization’s basketball teams with 245 players alternating at the sport. Basketball League In the Sunday school basketball league, 34 teams were entered and 18 games were played with a total of 144 players. Enjoying a one week camping trip at White Lake were 45 boys. Group events registered, totaled 57 with a total of 2,645 participants, with four counselors in charge. An attendance of 2,645 was regis tered with the Y’s health club, with 127 members being counted. Second In Country Wilmington placed second in the country, for its number of Y lead ers receiving national recognition, with 64 members being lauded. Participants numbering 80 were counted in the annual circus with 250 in attendance. An attendance of 75 was noted at annual awards night, with 93 awards being given. Boys’ Division In the boy’s division activities. 19,300 were reported for lobby at tendance, with 707 interviews being made. Sessions numbering 360 were counted in club meetings with a total of 6,314 reporting for the exercises. Two hundred religious meetings were chalked up during the year, with 4,984 attending. General Activities Meetings on general activities of the Y numbered 76, with 1,772 in attendance. Beds furnished to transients numbered 404 for the year, and 164 civilians were directed to rooms, with 12,321 dormitory bed nights being registered. Vocational Agency In Social Service The Division of Vocational Re habilitation has been approved for membership in the Social Service Index of the Wilmington Com munity Council, Mrs. Catherine Bennette, chairman of the appli cation committee, announced yes terday. The division was admitted to membership at a recent Council meeting attended by Mrs. Thomas J. Gause, president; Mrs. James B. Hughes, vice president; Mrs. Louise S. Bland, secretary; Ray Galloway, treasurer; and Mrs. Emma D. Howell. [ EFFECTIVE JULY 15th ' DAILY StRVICi TO AND FROM. SAVANNAH WILL STEER LEGION SHIP IN 1946-47 New officers installed Thursday night by Post Num ber 10, American Legion are pictured above. Standing left to right; J. R. Hollis, board of trustees, W. J. Riley, histor ian, Harry Dosher, board of trustees, John A. Donnelley, executive committee, John C. Myers, executive committee, Addison Hewlett, Jr., Judge Advocate, Charles W. DeVere, second vice commander, and James E. Holton, first vice commander. Sitting left to right are John Bright Hill, executive committee, G. C. Avant, executive committee, Liston L. King, service officer, W. L. Burkheimer, finance officer; the Rev. J. L. Davis, chaplain, William Rosenman, third vice commander and W. K. Stewart, Jr., commander. (STAFF PHOTO BY PETE KNIGHT) Southeastern North Carolina ^ ^ ^ NEWS TIDBITS ★ ★ ★ Bladen — Brunswick — Columbus — Craven — Duplin — Onslow — Pender — Robeson — Sampson I NAMED DEPUTY GOVERNOR WHITEVILLE, July 12—Dr. S. A. Smith, Whiteville Lions club past president, has been appointed deputy governor of District 31-C in southeastern North Carolina. Dr. Smith serv ed as president of the White, ville club during its charter year and was recently suc ceeded by S. P. Hatley. RAINFALL MARK SOUTHPORT, July 12—From June 15 to July 9 the South port area had something for this part of the state to shoot at in the shape of a high aver age daily rainfall. During this period 20.37 inches of rain fell at Southport, according to the U. S. Weather station. Heavy rains on already soaked lands, this week, has damaged crops badly in Smithville, Town Creek and sections of other townships. In the main farm ing townships of Lockwoods Folly, Shallotte and Wacca maw, crops are said to be still in good condition with dam age only here and there in low lying fields. NEW OFFICER CHERRY POINT, July 12— Capt. H. L. Jacobi, USMC, of Sioux City, Iowa, is the new public information officer here at the Marine air station. He has recently completed courses at the Public Information School in Washington. An aviator, Captain Jacobi is a veteran of both the Pacific and Caribbean theatres during World War II. He served in the Pacific in the Philippines, and on Emerau and Green islands. This is his third tour of duty, on different assignments, at Cherry Point. BIBLE SCHOOL SOUTHPORT, July 12—With approximately 100 young stu dents having been in daily at tendance, a very successful Vacation Bible school, parti cipated in by all churches in Southport, will close Friday morning. Rev. Herbert Baker, pastor of the Southport Bap tist church has served as prin cipal. He has had the follow ing serving as teachers: Mrs. Thompson McRackan, Miss Ellie Ford Hinson. Mrs. C„ C. Cannon, Miss Bess Miller Plaxco, Miss Ann McRackan, Mrs. Jack Oliver. Mrs. Wal ter Aldridge, Mrs. C. G. . Ruark. Mrs. James Harper, Mrs. Ruth Gay, Mrs. Mar garet Biggs and Mrs. Minnie Creech. SON KILLED NEW BERN, July 12—In let ters from Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur and General Butler of the army command in the Pacific, Mrs. C. E. Cook of New Bern has been notified that her son, Pvt. Charles E. (Pete) Cook, Jr., 20, USA, was instantly killed on Corregidor on May 3, 1942, instead of dy ing of wounds April 8 of that year as first announced. He was killed on his birthday. Both General MacArthur and General Butler highly prais ed the courage and patriotism of the New Bernian, and said they joined with his mother in mourning his loss. ELECTION PROTEST SOUTHPORT, July 12—The Brunswick election board met Tuesday for the announced purpose of hearing the protests « filed by Dillon Ganey, candi date for Sheriff, and L. C. Tripp, candidate for county commissioner in the primary election and subsequent run off. These gentlemen had filed protests claiming irregu larities at Secession in Lock woods Folly township. Neither was present at the Tuesday hearing. Chairman David Ross of the election board stated that both had withdrawn their protests. PRESENTED CHARTER TABOR CITY, July 12—The Tabor City chapter number 240 of the Order of Eastern Star has received its charter. Mrs. Rita Henley, Worthy Grand Matron, presented the charter to the chapter. DOGS CONFINED WHITEVILLE, July 12—An order from the town commis sion makes it necessary for all dogs within the corporate lim its of Whiteville to be locked up or securely tied during the period from July 12 to Sep tember 12. The action stem med from a report that one dog had been known to have rabies in the city while an other, suspected of the disease, is at large after being order ed tied up by the county health department. LUMBERTON, July 12—Two local hospitals, Baker Sanator ium and Thompson Memorial, are included in the list of 47 North Carolina hospitals ap proved by the Veterans Ad ministration for treatment of ex-army men with -service con nected disabilities. FACULTY CHANGES JACKSONVILLE, July 12 — Mrs. Joseph Rund, Maysville, will replace Mrs. Mary Wal lace Powell as a teacher in the Jacksonville schools, it has been announced by W. R. Lin gle, principal. Mrs. Powell and Mis-s Faye Sasser have re signed, it was said. Lingle stated that no one had been obtained to replace Miss Sass er as yet, but that Miss Corne lia P. Cobb, Raleigh, has been obtained to teach violin and piano on a tuition basis. navy' recruiters SIGN THREE MEN Enlistments Drcp In Wil mington Station, Para dise Says Three men were recruited for the U. S. Navy by local offices oi the service, this week. The men, two of whom are local, are T. F. Robbins and H. H. Best, Wilmington, and C. E. Norton, Jr., Clinton. Considering the number “un usually low” for the local station CCS J. G. Paradise, officer ir charge of the local station, saic the reason for the sharp drop ir the number of recruits, is tha drastic changes announced recent ly by the Navy for length of th< term of enlistment, has caused th( station to “lose about 20 prospec tive enlistees.” Enlistment term for first enlis tees was recently announced a: four years REOPENING SOUGHT FOR USO LOCALLY Lejeune Reactivation Brings Need For Facili ties; Plea Planned A plea to regional USO officials for resumption of USO activities in Wilmington will be made ir. Richmond, Va., by Jesse A. Reyn olds, recreation superintendent, to day, in light of the fact that Camp Lejeune is soon to become a per manent base for some 20,000 Ma rines. Closed Here In line with closing services in inactive areas, USO terminated its programs locally on June 16 with the closing of the Second and Orange building. The National USO program financed formerly with National War Funds is scheduled to go out of existence at the end of 1947. Lejeune Factor However with the reactivation of Camp Lejeune, Reynolds be lieves that the area should not be considered an inactive area, and hopes to secure aid from Rich mond USO officials to prolong at least limited: programs in the area. Previously, the local recreation head had appealed to USO for a trained program director and funds to carry on the USO work for servicemen. THIRTEEN ENLIST WITH ARMY HERE Southeastern N. C. Towns Visited Regularly By Representatives Thirteen men were recruited for enlistment in the Regular Army of the United States during the week, by the local Army recruiting sta tion. The following were accepted: Harold L. Evans, 1407 Church St.; George L. Durant, 917 N. 11th St.; Charles L. Hart, 6 W. Queen St.; William T. Hair, Maffitt Village; Thomas E. Sterling, 1005 S. 18th St.; James A. Webb, Whiteville; Robert L. Brown, Delco; George O. Gaylord, Leland; Causmas Potter, Leland; Samuel E. Kirg, Freeland; Elijah Carter, Clsik ton; Lee C. Sullivan, Watha; and James M. McDonald, St. Pauls. For complete details about tie new Army pay bill, reenlistmrnt in grade, continuation of depend ency benefits, enlistees are asled to contact the U. S. Army recniL ing station, 203-205 post ofice building, Wilmington. A recruitng representative is also in the fol lowing towns each week as fol lows: Whiteville, Mondays; Soith port, Tuesdays; Wallace, Wedies days; and Jacksonville, Thursdays. At birth, kangaroos have snail hind legs and large forelegs. ‘CHERUB HAS MARK FOR MEETINGS SEEN, ALSO FIVE MOTHERS LUMBERTON, July 12 — Six weeks-old Mary Frances (“Che rub”) Russell of East Lumberton can lay claim to a record as an “attender” of meetings in so brief a span of life. Since she first saw the light of day at the N .C. State Sanatorium on June 1. she has at tended five meetings of the Mon day Afternoon Prayer Group and has also “slept in” on the Wo man’s Missionary Society, Sunday School classes and Vacation Bible School of the Lumberton Christian and Missionary Alliance church. This wee girl is being reared by five workers who have had her in their care at the East Lumber ton Community House since she was two days old. The girls, who work under the direction of Mrs. George S, Hargrave, are serving at home before going to foreign fields as missionaries of the C.M. A. church. They are Misses Marian Hail, Leona Hyssong, Delores Dool ey, Dorothy Northcutt and Ethel Soltes. Parents of Baby “Cherub”, as she was affectionately nicknamed by her guardians, are Mr and Mrs. David Russell of East Lumberton, both of whom are patients at the State Sanatorium. SCHOOL COSTS . BELOW BUDGET New Hanover System Well Within Planned Cost, Orrell Says The New Hanover county schools which include also schools located within Wilmington proper, operat ed during the fiscal year just past, well within the year’s budget, J. A. Orrell, county auditor announc ed yesterday. The schools spent $379,833.83 of the $396,328.74 allocated for school financing. The figure expended also includ ed the payment of $5,500 on state notes and interest of $21.25 on the same. Expenditures included: salaries, $18,577.07; material, $20,366.28, re pairs and replacements of instruc tional apparatus, $4,461.42; repairs and replacements to fixtures, light ing and plumbing, $8,560.66. Maintenance and transportation: salary supervisor, $2,572; travel supervisor, $340. Operation of plant, $13,562.04; in surance on buildings, $4,745.02; janitors, $22,477.89; treasurers bond, $250; audit, $350, bus drivers salaries, $24,265.66; transportation, $1,224.98; athletics, $3,644.29. Instructional services; $116, 524.69; teachers salaries, supple mented by federal funds, $23,357.15. Instructional supplies, $11,511.08; libraries, $6,707.09; general con trol, $8,260.91; retirement fund, $5,070.86; nursery schools, $40, 274.74, vocational education, $41, 744.95, national defense, $9 and dog vaccination, $57. Get Your Tickets Now FOR THE BIG EVENT OF SUMMER AT LIJMIM TUESDAT NIGHT JULY 16th GLEN GRAY 8 HIS CASA LOKA ORCH. Selectior of Miss Wilmington iet Tickets From FOY-ROE, SOUNDERS, JULIEN K. TAYLOR k:rr equipment co. or rom any Jaycee member Advance Sale $.00 At Door $2.25 (Tax Inc.) Event Under Auspices Junior Chamber oi Commerce Exchange Club Members of the Exchange club were entertained with a musical program Friday at their usual ses sion when Tommy Head did sev eral trumpet solos of popular clas sics. He was accompanied by his mother, Mrs. Lila Head at the piano. Tommy, who is a student at Wake Forest, directed a small orchestra prior to going away to school. The clubs program was under the direction of Newton Kelly and jresided over by Dr. Guy Pigford, :lub president. One-half of the population of Prance normally is engaged in ag ricultural pursuits, according to estimates. VENETIAN BLINDS ALL SIZE BLINDS MADE AND REFINISHED STRICKLAND VENETIAN BLIND WORKS Phone 6464. Castle Hayne Road Now is the time to buy! Months ahead to wear them! Largest collection ever assembled by us for Southern Belles. Height of summer season fash ions—tomorrow at prices you cannot afford to miss! See them! B\iy them! Repeat Sale SLACK SLITS Vi PRICE