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Seaboard Announces New List Of Top Officials Seaboard Airline Railway yes terday announced the appointment of C. H. Sauls as general manag er for the system. He succeeds J, C. Wroton who has been grant ed a leave of absence. A native of Raleigh Sauls had has a long and varied experience in the railroad operating field. His first connection with the Sea board was as an operator at Ham let after which service with several lines in the West followed. Back In 1915 Returning to the Seaboard in 1915, he progressed in the com pany through various positions at stations of the Seaboard system. He was promoted from the po sition of general superintendent, a post to which he was appointed January of this year. White Moves With the announcement also i was the promotion of Warren T. White who has been appointed di- | rector of public relations for the company. He has been associat | LAST DAY! j I Cross-Country Laugh- I I And-Love Special! | I A Double Crime ... I And A Double-Cross! | I rtlThl/ 1^fHARy Mwpnmt HEkionSM L FATE iMERSOH^GEORCE TQJJAS • I Extra ! ! PLUTO IN "CANINE PATROL” LATE NEWS EVENTS Today! Open 11:00 Shows 1:00—2:20—4:00 I 5:40—7:23—9:05 | LAST DAY A WONDERFUL STORY OF A BOY AND HIS DOG! ^ DELIGHTFULLY DIFFERENT! raBMAitsM • ism >im a« KH1? • Swotfll MKKT STEVEKS Extra Stooge Comedy — News & “The MONSTER and the APE” A New hiort IN THRILLS/^ LnsMMB — ed with the line for 23 years and on January 1, 1944 was appointed special assistant to the receivers in charge of public relations and associated matters. Born in Marion county. White was educated at Clemson College. Benton Promoted Herman A. Benton rormer exec utive general agent, has been named director of personnel for the new Seaboard company. He was born at Monroe, Nov. 11 1883, and educated in the public schools. Beginning his railroad career in 1901 as a baggage trans fer clerk, he saw railroad exper ience in Mexico for three years and returned to the Seaboard in 1906. He was named executive general agent to the receivers on June 11, 1942. J. W. Smith has been appointed assistant to the president. Born in Baltimore, Md. July 20, 1900, Smith graduated from the University of Maryland and began his railroad career in 1942 in Nor folk. He has seen service throughout the system in capacities ranging from inspector to superintendent. He was named chief engineer with headquarters in Norfolk, Va. in 1945, laer advancing to the post of assistant general superintendent in which capacity he was serving at the time of his promotion. MORE ABOUT CRASH FROM PAGE ONE Each plane carried a crew of two, Army officials said. LAKEHURST, N. J., Aug. 9.— (JP)—An Atlantic Central Air lines plane en route from Atlantic City to Newark crashed and burned just outside the Naval Air station Friday, killing three persons, in cluding the pilot, and injuring three others. • Last Times Today • Lynn Merrick “Blonde From Brooklyn” Sunset Carson “Sheriff of Cimarron” Extra! 6 Cartoons—Comedy— Serial TONIGHT lhlSP.M. Tickets Now On Sale At Box Office A Few Choice Seats Still Available! ALL DAY TOMORROW MONDAY and TUESDAY Winchell Says: "If You Haven't a Child, Bor row One And Take Him To See This Beautiful Film." BLACKIE1 Tho Crow with tho Taking Woyi'l k BRUNO i 1 Th* Lift Savins l D-' X T I P P I E i The Friendly Fox I n MR* GREEN / Tho Frog Who Pro if diets tho Woothor! f snoopy' Thu Gun-shy ^ i Squtrrul! V MR* KINO g^Th* S**lng*oll logic I • 2nd 1st Run Color Hit • "ROMANCE OF THE WEST" Starring Eddie Dean Klso: Donald Duck Cartoon MORE ABOUT TOBACCO FROM PAGE ONE $58.50 per hundred mark. In Tabor City, the market sold 330,402 pounds at an average of $56.25 per hundred pounds with $185,850.12 being paid growers, ac cording to Willard G. Cole, su pervisor of sales. The Chadbourn market reported prices for cutters up to $66 per hundred with the market selling 375.000 pounds at an average of $56.53. Top price was $68 with no tags turned. 959,680 At Whfcevilie From Whiteville, Walter H. Para more, suDervisor of sales, reported sales totaling 959,680 at an average price of $59 per hundred, a record both in pounds and price paid. Top quality, medium and com mon grades continued to show an increase in price. The Lumbenon market sold 1, 050.000 pounds at an average of $58.60, according to Bob Rankin, supervisor of sales who reported a top price of $67 per hundred pounds. Monday Weed coming in Floors were being filled for Mon day’s sales. From Fair Bluff, Clyde B. Town send said the market sold 326, 422 pounds of tobacco at an aver age of $58.66 per hundred. Top price for the market was 79 cents per pound with most better grade*; hovering around $67. In Fairmont an average of $59.75 per hundred was paid for 1,500.000 pounds with top price for wrappers being listed at $85 per hundred, Charles B. Stafford, supervisor of sales said. The market will open at nine o’clock Monday, instead of 9:30. MORE ABOUT HARVEST FROM PAGE ONE Ideal Conditions It said almost ideal growing and harvesting conditions pre vailed during July to give this favorable outlook. The department said if that ever, that toward the end of the month a few drought areas were developing and in some sections late crops had begun to deter iorate, particularly in the Great Lakes regions. On the other hand, rains have brought relief to some dry areas since Aug. 1. Featuring the bright crop outlook was an estimate of a corn crop of 3.496.820.000 bushels. This outstrips the previous record of 3,230,310,000 produced in 1944, and far exceeds the 1935-44 10 year average of 2, 608.499.000 bushels. MORE ABOUT ARKANSAS FRpM PAGE ONE awaited the outcome of Fri day night’s meting of ex-ser vicemen and hoped for no repition of the Tenessee violence. The ex-GI’s planned to elect watchers at each of the seven boxes where an 87-vote discrep ancy was discovered in votes cast for county treasurer. The recount placed Norman Gray, veterans candidate in a runoff with incum bent treasurer Ernest Stroud. Quick Action Needed The first official count declar ed Stroud the winner with a ma jority, but disgruntled veterans appointed the committee Thurs day night to examine the ballots. Independense county Democratic Chairman Jake Ingles, an ex sheriff, was asked if the com mittee’s action in lacing Gray’s name on the runoff was legal. In gles said: “Legal or not, immediate ac tion is necessary to prevent the violence of last week in Tenne ssee.” Bobby Purdy, a member of the five-man corpmittee of veterans who recounted the ballots, said “we are satisfied for the time being, but it had better stay clean.” He said Thursday night that force would be used if nec essary. TO VACATION Making what he says will he his first airplane trip, the Rev. Allen Wilson, pastor of the First Christian church, plan's to leave Monday for Boston, and go from there to Maine for a 30-day vacation with Dr. and Mrs. 0. F. Milam, his daugh ter and son-in-law. The trip to Maine will require less than 24 hours, he said. TO ATTEND PICNIC CCS J. G. Paradise, officer in charge of the local Navy recruiting station, Mrs. Para dise and their daughters will leave today for Raleigh where they will attend the picnic and dance which the state offices give for sub-station recruiters each month. FIRE AT SAUNDERS DRUG STORE CAUSES FIXTURE DAMAGES A stubborn blaze originating in a ventilating fan on the second floor caused considerable damage to Saunders Drug company yester day morning. Fireman H. W. Corbett was al most overcome by smoke from hot bacon grease which caused a con gestion of air making retreat necessary for several firemen who had gone inside to fight the blaze. A large crowd gathered in front of the store as billows of black smoke poured from windows. Fire fighting operations were di rected by Fire Chief J. Ludie Croom who was in town from Caro lina Beach where he had been vacationing. Damage to the first floor consist ed of defaced ceilings and fixtures caused by water seepage. GILLETTE RETURNS FROM ATLANTA FOR DUAL ROLE TASKS Col. George W. Gillette, acting head of the South Atlantic division of the U. S. Army Engineers, re turned yesterday to Wilmington from Atlanta, Ga., his new head quarters, to carry on his dual role as head of the division and chief of the Wilmington district of that division. The colonel, appointed to the new temporary division post on Aug. 8, said it is impossible to say yet whether he will be appointed to the permanent position of division en gineer, which would create a va cancy for the district engineer position. Meanwhile, he will con tinue to serve in both positions, dividing his time between Atlanta and Wilmington. During his ab sence in Atlanta, T. J. Hewitt, his executive officer, will act as dis trict engineer. METAL CORPS PINS NOW AVAILABLE AT RED CROSS OFFICE Since the wartime restrictions on the use of metal have been lift ed. it is again possible to produce the Volunteer Special Services metal corps pins, according to a letter received today by Mrs. N. L. Foy, chairman of Red Cross Volunteer Special Services of this chapter. Therefore the general en rollment P'n. rnade of fobric and designed as a wartime substitute for the metal corps pins, is render ed obsolete. Volunteers having in their pos session a fabric pin in good condi tion may return it to the chapter and get credit on the price of a metal pin designating their corps. Persons leaving pins at the of fice are asked to attach them to a card bearing their full name, address and their corps and tele phone number. Ten Men Join Ranks Of USNR This Week Three Wilmington men, J. W. Johnson, Elliott Hughes and H. B. McFarland have joined the USNR and have been placed on inactive status, CCS J. G. Paradise, officer in charge of local Navy recruiting said. Others enlisting through the local station during the past week in clude Murdock Gray, Wilmington, Monroe Tyndall, Laurel Hill, J. E. Nealy, Laurniburg, Eowin Massey, Faison, Alvin L. Hardison. Wal lace, L. T. Nixon, Castle Hayne and Bryant Emmette, Bolivia. Drag Law Violators Sentenced By Court Prison sentences of 18 months each were assessed against three alleged narcotic addicts in Re corder's court yesterday by Judge H. Winfield Smith. They are E. W. Biegman and M. F. Quick, who will be assigned to work on the roads, and Louise Hancock, sentenced to State’s prison woman’s division. The three defendants were found guilty of fraudently obtaining or attempting to obtain narcotic pre scriptions fcom local doctors. All gave notice of appeal and were sent to jail when unable to post bonds of $1,000 each. PONY PENNING BEAUFORT, Aug. 9—(/P)—This month’s second pony penning on the outer banks will be held this morning off Shackeldord Banks. The roundup will be at the Dia mond City pen. Between 75 and 100 of the wild breaker ponies are scheduled to be rounded up for auction sale. OKEHS BUILDING ASHEVILLE, Aug. 9—(A1)—Bish ops of the Southern jurisdiction of the Methodist church yesterday ap proved proposed construction of two dormitories for the School of Theology of Emory university. At lanta. The buildings, to cost an estimated $265,000, would include one divided into apartments for married students. Tar Heel Tobacco Box Score Market Lbs. Sold Av. Price Top Price Chadbourn . 231,710 56.53 68.00 Clarkton . .... .... Fairmont .. 1,500,000 59.75 85.00 Fair Bluff . 326,422 58.66 73.00 Fayetteville . 318,000 ^00 74.00 Lumberton L....1,o2a’?ao 6700 Tabor City. 330,402 56.25 81.00 Whiteville . 959,680 59.00 78.00 Clarkton’s market report was not received in time for today’s edition. MORE ABOUT MILLION FROM PAGE ONE ii the near future, said Leonard V. Barrett, manager here for the Sate Veterans commission, giving iiformation on procedure and an svering the more important ques tirns arising in connection with payments. Payments will be made to en listed personnel of the armed forces who have served at any tine between Sept. 8, 1939 and S-pt. 1, 1946. They will be paid, up to a limit of 120 days,, for the mmber of days leave due at the rite of two and one-half days per month. Minus the number of days a:tually taken. Based On Grade Payment will be at the rate of tie last grade held, plus 70 cents a day for subsistence. In the case oE persons with dependents in the tiree highest pay grades, an ad ditional $1.25 a day for quarters vili be allowed. The War, Navy and Treasury de partments gave these official in structions on how to go about claiming the additional pay. 1. Obtain a “claim for settlement, | unused leave,” and an accomp inying instruction sheet from any post office. 2. Fill out the claim form. Any veterans community information or advisory center will give help, as well as any state or county veterans service office. 3. Swear to the truth of the state ments made in the form before a notary public or other authoriz ed civil officer. The service will be provided free in most com munity information or advisory centers. 4. Mail the completed iorm, along with a discharge certificate or certificate of service, to the appropriate paying officer of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard. The oficers are list ed on the back of the clam form. The government promised that payments will be mailed "as soon as possible,” and the service docu iments returned. The act limits to 60 days the I amount of leave which persons now in the service can accumu late. The rule formerly was 120 for officers and that allowance was extended to enlisted veterans in the new legislation. Bonds and Cash Payments will be by check for amounts under $50 and for odd amounts over multiples of $25. For amounts above $50, payments will be made in $25 bonds carrying 2t4 percent interest and coming due five years from the date of the last separation from service. They can’t be cashed or used earlier except for payment of premiums, loans or conversion on government life insurance. The official statement said that discharge certificates to be for warded may be the original or photostatic copies, or a true copy certified to by an authorized state or local official. If Certificates Lost If the original has been lost or destroyed, a certificate in lieu of discharge will be issued upon ap plicaton to the Adjutant General cf the Army, 4300 Goodfellow boulevard, St. Louis, 20, Missouri; Chief of Naval Personnel, Navy Department, Washington, 25, D. C.; Director of Personnel, headquart ers, U. S. Marine Corps, Washing ton, 25, D. C.; Commandant of the Coast Guard, Washington, 25, D. C. Special Automobiles The same appropriation bill sign ed yesterday by President Truman provides $30,000,000 to buy spec!al automobiles for legless veterans. The President also sgned several other bills affecting veterans as follows: Increase by 20 per cent, effec tive SeDtember 1, the pensions of 2.400.000 veterans of World War I an^ II and their dependants. Tighten standards for on-the-job training of veterans, which Veter ans Administrator Omar N. Brad ley is reported to have said threat ens a scandal. Hospital Canteens Authorize the Veterans Adminis tration to operate canteens in hos pitals and veterans homes and pro vde a $4,000,000 fund for this pur pose. Permit about 10,000 veterans who lived in enemy lands during the war to receive Veterans Adminis tration benefits if they were not disloyal to the United States. Give full pensions to some 40.000 veterans who were disabled while serving during peacetme. Provide reemployment rights for wartime Merchant Marines, simi lar to rights of those in the armed forces. Make $75,000,000 available for the Federal Works administration to provide temporary additional facilities at colleges training vet erans under the GI Bll of Rights MORE ABOUT CAPE FEAR FROM PAGE ONE for the purpose of keeping the kids out. If a ball was hit over the fence, however, the kids who retrieved it were admitted free. When this did not happen, the kids crawled up a small hill outside the ballpark and peeked at the game under the fence, which, at this particular spot, was elevated a foot or two sff the ground. The games were well worth etching, too. The Seaside Club, says Mr. Rehder, was State cham 3ion, and he ought to know—be cause he was one of the boys on I op of that small hill j Obituaries MRS. JAMES J. NORRIS TABOR CITY. Aug. 9. — Mrs. James J. Norris, 59, died at her dome near Nakina around 10:00 a.m. Friday. Final rites will be aeld at the Happy Home Baptist church Sunday morning at 10 o' clock with the Rev. J. Robert Char, ter officiating. Interment will be in Clark cemetery. Surviving is Mrs. Norris’ mother, Mrs. Olive Jean Reaves; one daughter, Mrs. Monnie Etta Reav es and four grandchildren. MORE ABOUT QUAKE FROM PAGE ONE The Red Cross has set up refugee camps in the northern provinces, but present accomodations are not sufficient for the many thou sands of homeless. Wilmington Men Get State Law Licenses Licenses to practice law were issued yesterday to three Wilming tonians and twc other Southeastern North Carolina residents, it was announced by Edward L. Cannon, secretary of the N. C. Board of Law Examiners. Wayne Alexander Fonvielle, Jr., Robert Israel Lipton, and Wallace Carmichael Murchison were the Wilmington men awarded their licenses to practice. Frank Mc Kinnon Powell, Whiteville and James Terry Sanford, Laurinburg were the Southeastern recipients. DIAMONDS FOR POUNDS DAR-ES-SALAAM, South Africa. Aug. 9. — (A*) — The Aga Khan, wealthy spiritual leader of the Isvaili Moslems, will be weighed against diamonds Saturday was the climax of his diamond jubilee cele bration in South Africa. He received his weight in dia monds earlier this year from his followers in India. WILMINGTON ONE DAY ONLY BELLAMY PARK Afternoon 3 Night 8 -• Doors open 2-7 GIGANTIC WILD-ANIMAL ACTS including DAMOO DHOTRE of India and a great group of Hva jungla'a iiarcnr* baatU. In view of the unprecedented seat demand, patrons are urged to secure tickets early—on sale Show Day, 10 A. M. to 5 P. M„ at Saunders Drug Store. Crosby Begins Hope Quips In Baseball HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 9 — (A") — Bing Crosby, cast in a new role as co-owner of the Pittsburgh base ball club, said Friday he would like to see the Pirates and Cleve land play a post-season series this fall. The reason, of course, is that Cleveland is owned — one sixth of it, anyhow — by Bob Hope. Hope, long a rival in quips and golf shots with the crooner, open ed a barrage of gags with: “There’s one thing certain, Crosby can’t hurt the Pirates. They’re dead already.” Crosby countered with the state ment: “I am particularly pleased to buy a cellar-place club. They can’t go anywhere but up.” Cleveland is fifth in the Ameri can League standings. "No wonder they’re ahead of Pittsburgh,” Crosby added. Hope pitches Feller every day.” AUDITORIUM ON Dlsp^ City Manager J. r. b yesterday urged all citizens Wilmington to study the color I ed drawing and the detailed '• Door plans of the proposed i, 1 000,000 auditorium and ^ 1 any suggestions for their'* i teratton to the city hall £ drawing, hung in the lobby * the post office, and the pl‘ ? on display in Benson's city ^ office, are open to Dnhii scrutiny for 30 days, he — FOR Z "** CORRECT TIME CALL 2*3575 —FOR— Correct Jewels Tisri J The JEWEL BOX Wilmington's U,fM» Crt<|. Jeweleri 109 N. Front St .. For Your Dancing Pleasuren BOB CHESTER and his Sensational ORCHESTRA Returning By Popular Demand! TONIGHT With PHYLLIS LANE ... And ... LOU GARDNER Advance Tickets: $J.75 ^hSd Wilmington Travel Agency — 128 Princess Si. Lumina “Let’s make up a party. • • ” Dancing 9 Til 1 A. N. SPECIAL NOTICE No Interruption In Our Fountain Service Our Fountain and Luncheon Service will continue today and every day as in the past. A fresh supply of food has been secured and meals will be served at the regular hours... You may also drop in at any time and refresh yourself at our Soda Fountain.