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PIES OF INJURIES Into Crash Fatal To Edwin E Thomas; Companion Critically Hurt £jlVin Conrad Thomas, 26-year .. ^ Hampstead Navy veteran, ^ ear|y yesterday morning at Walker Memorial hospital i, rre!jnjUries received when the n0dge sedan he was driving '^jshed =into the North side of q.iUrgeon crook bridge on the road some five miles Wilmington at 10:30 o’clock Jirday night. 'Jarnes Walker attendants last j, -t night 'reported that Lawrence — for — CORRECT TIME CALL 2-3575 -FOB— Correct Jewelry VISIT The JEWEL BOX ffilminfton’ Largest Credit Jewelers 109 N. Front St. Howard, also of Hampstead end the only passenger in the Thomas car, was still unconscious and in unsatisfactory condition from head injuries sustained in the crash. W. F. Bell, Brunswick county coroner, said yesterday that there will be no inquest into Thomas’s death. Thomas received a broken leg and internal injuries when a two by-six lumber section of the wood en bridge passed through his car t0„^ash both lts occupants. Military funeral services for Thomas will be held at 4 p. m. today at the Topsail Presbyterian church under the direction of the n um C’ Myers and Marion F. BarnhiH, chaplian of Hampstead Post No. 299 of the American Legion. Members of the Hampstead Legion will serve as honorary pall bearers. Norman C. Atkinsoa, William Autry, W. R. Smith, Jr., J. E. Sanders, Monroe Howard and Thurman Singleton are the active pallbearers. Thomas is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Thomas, of Hajnpstead; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Lennon, of Lelco three brothers, R. M. Thomas N. C. Thomas, Jr., and J. G. Thomas, all of Hampstead. Thomas was discharged from the Navy last August 6 after six years’ service. The Harrell-Coble Funeral home is in charge of funeral arrange ments. AUTO LOANS 'That Cost Less* The Morris Plan Bank PORTRAITURES COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY - BOB HODGKIN studio at 103 '/i Princess 6627 —Telephones— 2-1331 Pepsi-Cola Company, Long Island City, N. Y. Franchised Bottlers: Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Wilmington MENU IDEA ^oYJqdAY From the kitchens of Blue Plote Foods Crispy Appetizers Select large celery stalks, wash thoroughly and drain. Sprinkle inner part of stalks with salt and few drops of lemon juice. Fill with the new, smoother Blue Plato Peanut Butter and salt to taste. Serve either whole or in 2-inch slices, as an appe tizer or garnish for salads. New! Smoother—and stays smooth to the last spoonful. Richer peanut flavor too! BLUE PLATE Peanut Butter B'UE PLATE MEANS FINE FLAVOR Southeastern North Carolina NEWS TIDBITS ^ ★ ★ Bladen — Brunswick — Columbus — Craven — Duplin — Onslow — Pender - Robeson __ Sampson STILL CAPTURED SOUTHPORT, Sept. 8 — Rural Policeman D. L. Ganey and W. D. Evans, assisted by Constable C. L. Lynch of North West township, captured two whiskey stills during the past week. One of the prizes was taken in Waccamaw township and was of only 50 gallon ca pacity. Six barrels of mash was taken and destroyed along with this outfit. The other raid was in Town Creek township and in addition to a 500 gallon capacity still the officers got 1000 gallons of mash. SNAKE HELD CAPTIVE SOUTHPORT, Sept. 8 — With the reptile soon to find its way to the State Museum in Ra leigh, the representative of the Star-News has a large and very active rattlesnake, captured unarmed Tuesday of this week by Clarence Jones and P. Mac Duffie, colored men out near Orton. The snake is a regular diamond back. Eight or ten diamond backs and banded rattlers have been killed at var ious points in the county this summer. 4- H HEALTH KING SOUTHPORT, Sept. 8 — Fol lowing preliminary examina tions made last spring by Mrs. Lou Smith, county health nurse and Miss McLamb, the home demonstrator, Jimmie Ses sions of the Leland school and son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ses sions, was adjudged 4-H Club ' Health King of Brunswick county this week. Betty Dan ford of Bolivia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Early Danford, was adjudged 4-H Health Queen in the final examinations made by Dr. L. C. Fergus of South port. SUPERINTENDENT ILL NEW BERN, Sept. 8 — Dur ing the illness of Mrs. John D. Wilford, county superinten dent, following an operation at a local hospital, Miss Mary Ward, her assistant, is acting as county welfare superinten dent. ADOPT BUDGET NEW BERN, Sept. 8 — City aldermen have officially adopt ed a budget of $389,522 for the ensuing year, including $105, 500 for dept service. The tax rate is retained at $1.50 per $100 property valuation. PRESENTED NAVY CROSS WORTONSVILLE, Sept. 8 — Lt. James B. Seaman, USMC, has been presented the Navy Cross for heroism during a combat mission off Okinawa May 28, 1945. The award was made at Quantico, Va., where he is a demonstration pilot. A former football and basketball star at Baker, Mont., Lieutenant Seaman piloted a Corsair fighter with out regard for his own safety through heavy flack and drove off a Japanese suicide plane diving for an American battle wagon. When the Jap returned, Seaman forced him into the ocean. The lieutenant also wears the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with four stars, and the Pacific theater rib bon with one star. His wife is the former Dorothy Lupton of Whortonsville. ENROLLMENT DECREASE SOUTHPORT, Sept. 8 — With figures available from all of the schools, except Le land in North West township, school authorities are facing a considerable decrease in enrollment this session. It is said that the new registration will more than make up for the dificiency. BEAR RUG SOUTHPORT, Sept. 8 — Ac cording to a report from Mrs. Janice Henry, postmistress at Winnbow, a huge black bear that was killing hogs and sows and also damaging crops in upper Town Creek township, has been made into a bear rug. Frank Rabon, his son Roy Ra bon and Lindsay Flowers, trapped and killed the ani mal in the corn field of Dan Atkinson this week. The mau rader is described as weigh ing 400 pounds. The elder Mr. Rabon is described as one of the best known bear bunters in Brunswick county. We Teach WATCHES To Tell The Troth EXPERT Watch and Clock Repair Fast Dependable Service The JEWEL BOX Wilmington’s Largest Credit Jewelers 109 North Front St SIGN NEW MEMBERS SOUTHPORT, Sept. 8 — T. T. Ward of Longwood, farmer and business man who has been elected chairman of the Farm Bureau in Brunswick county, is very much pleased with the success of the drive that the Bureau is now con ducting for new members. Mr. Ward with Odell Bennett, the vice-chairman, says they are devoting their time this and next week to the signing up of new members. __ STUDENTS REGISTERED LUMBERTON, Sept. 8 — A total of 1,307 students register ed as the Lumberton white school units began the 1946 47 term on Sept. 4. The high school enrollment was 338, slightly more than last year, according to Supt. B. S. Lohr. The Negro school units in the cHy system will open on Sejat. HONEY PRODUCTION SOUTHPORT, Sept. 8—Bruns wick county beekeepers are reporting a fine production of honey this year, contrary to the expectations of many that the summer rains would hinder the workers. The county has a large number of farmers who make a regular business of keeping bees. BETTER LAW ENFORCEMENT TABOR CITY, Sept. 8 — The first step to give the Tabor City area better law enforce ment was taken this week by the board of county commis sioners of Columbus county with the appointment of Mack Canady, police chief here for the past 13 months, *to the newly created post of salaried deputy. Canady has assumed his duties, leaving vacant the police chief post. STILL SMASHED TABOR CITY, Sept. 8 — County officers smashed a 100 gallon capacity still and pour ed out 700 gallons of mash one-half mile from the city limits. Evidence in the form of suger cartons indicated that about 600 pounds of sugar, along with a quantity of syrup had been used at the dis tillery. Operators were absent but the raiding officers confiscat ed one bag of hog feed left over after the 14 barrels had been filled with mash. WINDS HELP SOUTHPORT, Sept. 8 — While proving a deteriment to sport fishing, the continued north and east winds are con tributing greatly to the shore fisheries along the Brun swick coast. Such winds sends the schools of mullets out of the creeks, rivers, and bays and moving southward near the shore. It is understood that there are about 20 shore fisheries, employing from 8 to 20 men, between Southport and the South Carolina line. They are said to be reaping a harvest now. TRAWLERS ARRIVE SOUTHPORT, Sept. 8. - A number of small shrimp traw lers have come in from the Morehead City area this week for operations here. Catches have been very light this week owing to east winds. The con centration of the boats indicate that next week will tell a dif ferent production story. 35 or more of Southport’s own big diesel powered trawlers are still operating at Georgetown, Charleston and Rockville, S. C. They will probably return the coming week. OFFICERS ELECTED LUMBERTON, Sept. 8 — Two Lumberton men were elected officers of the Sand SCIENTIST CHURCHES STUDY “MAN” DURING SUNDAY LESSON HOUR “MAN” was the subject of the Lesson-Sermon in all Christian Science Churches and Societies on Sunday, September 8. The Golden Text was from Ec clesiastics 7:29. “Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright.” Among the citations comprising the Lesson-Sermon were the fol lowing from the Bible: “ I have made the earth, and created man upon it: ... I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways” (Isaish 45: 12 to:, 13 to:). And from “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy: “The great truth in the Science of being .that the real man was, is, and ever shall be perfect, is incontroverti ble; reflection, of God, he is neith er inverted nor subverted, but up right and Godlike” (Page 22). hills Golf League at a post season meeting of the five member teams at the South ern Pines Country Club this week. They were Leslie J. Huntley, Jr., president, and Ed Waters, secretary. Some 85 league members from Lum berton, Wadesboro, Laurin burgh, Southern Pines and Rockingham-Hamlet attend ed the two-day party, at which the Southern Pines club was host. The new president says that plans for next spring call for an eight-team League. ROBBERY REVEALED TABOR CITY, Sept. 8 — A two weeks’ old robbery during which J. W. Roberts, grocery store operator, was relieved of $500 in cash, was revealed with the arrest of four per sons. No word of the holdup was allowed to leak out while in vestigations were underway. Officers charged Lillie Strick land, James Jordan, Leman Fowler and a woman named Todd with attacking Roberts as he left his store and tak ing the money and a gun which he carried in a cigar box. FOOD MEN ARRIVE FOR CONVENTION Over 400 Register Yester day For Nineteenth An nual Meeting Today Better than 400 North Carolina grocers had overflowed Wrights ville Beach’s Ocean Terrace hotel late last night as the 19th annual convention of the state Food Deal ers association got under way! there. J. C. Parker, president of the local: Retail Grocers association, predicted that close to 500 dele gates will be on hand when R. B. Roebuck, of Wilmington, drops the gravel to open the convention’s pro ceedings at 10:30 o’clock this morn ing. Kenneth C. Royall, United States Undersecretary of War, will climax today’s business when he addresses a convention banquet at the Ocean Terrace hotel at 7:30 o’clock to night. The Undersecretary’s speech will be broadcast over a state-wide rdaio network. The grocer’s group began its con vention with registration of dele gates at 4 p. m. yesterday and forthwith embarked on an evening of social preliminaries to its two day business session. Dosher Leads Singing State President Clyde Ayers, of High Point, was host to the dele gates and their wives at a recep tion at Anchor Inn last night. City Postmaster Wilbur Dosher led the assemblage in the community sing ing that constituted the only sched uled portion of the program. Mayor W. Ronald Lane and Wal ter J. Cartier, secretary of the Wrightsville Beach Chamber of Commerce, will offer Wilmington’s welcome to the assembled grocery men at their opening session this morning. The morning program will in RELIABLE Watch Repairing B. GURR, Jeweler 264 N. Front St. fU/ll si^in3ite P®*^ * w yn^| | %r ing that for many a long year. 1 And while we’re doing every thing in our power to get you Every so often it happens. 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They’ll be say White aide wall tires, as illustrated, will be supplied at extra cost as soon as aTailable. MacMILLAN BU1CK. COMPANY WILMINGTON, N. C. 108 No. Second St. Dial 9574 elude speeches by L. L Ray, ex ecutive vice president of ths North Carolina Dairy Products associa tion, and Jerry B. Wood, president of the State Poultry Processors as sociation. Lt.-Gov. L. Y. Ballentine will lead off this afternoon’s convention program with an address scheduled for shortly after the delegates con vene at 2:30 o’clock. L. V. Wells, personnel director of the J. B. Ivey company, will also speak. Wilmington Honored Convention delegates will go Into their meetings with a 132-page Is sue of the Carolina Food Dealer, association house organ, which Is entirely devoted to convention background. Pictures of Wilmington and Wrightsville beach, with descrip tive material detailing the beauties both of the city and its resort, oc cupy six pages of the magazine. 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