DRAFT TEST TODAY
Six From New Hanover Re
ported At Fort Bragg
\<pcal draft board No. 1 is sched
uled to send 12 men from here to
Fort Bragg this morning for pre
Six men from draft board num
ber two left Wilmington yesterday
'or similar examinations.
The men who lei: this morning
were: Rozert Johnston Wells,
James Clarence Barefeild, Mack
Andrew Franklin, Donald Wright
Sneeden and Maurice Edward Epps
all of Wilmington, and William
Guy Fesperman whose registration
card was transferred here from
Included in the call tomorrow
8rd and Grace Sts.
from board number one are: Wil
liam Floyd Flowers, John Robert
Parker, Isaac William Cooper.
Russell Edward Moore, John Lars
Foster, Joseph Ganey. Ernest Gur
ley Herring, Jr., Edgar Earl Wil
liams, Charles Irvin Horrell and
William Laney Godley, all of Wil
mington, along with Odell Aubrey
Evans a transfer from Reidsville.
Horrell and Godley have volun
teered for immediate induction in
the event their pre-induction exami
nations are acceptable, a spokes
man for the consolidated board
IN STATE AIDS
IN CHILD WELFARE
RALEIGH, Sept. 23— m —The
American Legion's child we.fare
program aided 7,037 North Caro
lina children at a cost of $44,304.72
during the 12-month period ended
August 31. it was announced Mon
A joint report, by the N. C.
departments of the American Le
gion and the American Legion
auxiliary, disclosed that national
headquarters provided $5,200.17 for
the aid of 600 children; department
headquarters and Legion posts
furnished aid to 5.237 children at
cost of $26,992.73. and the auxiliary
gave aid to 2,237 children at an
aggregrate cost of $12,111.82.
W. C-.Alexander, of Durham, is
chairman of the child welfare com
mittee for the Legion, and Mrs.
Thomas W. Bird, of Charlotte,
heads'the auxiliary’s child welfare
State Of North Carolina
Countv Of New Hanover
Notice OS Sale OS Personal Property
By The City OS Wilmington
Pursuant to authority contained in Section 160-59. Article
6, General Statutes of North Carolina, the City of Wilmington
will offer for sale, and sell for cash, at public auction, to the
highest bidder, on Tuesday, October S. 1946, at twelve o'clock,
noon, at the Courthouse door in New Hanover County ONE
JAEGER CONCRETE MIXER, SIZE 7-S. Any person interested
in inspecting and examining the above mentioned equipment
prior to the sale thereof will have the privilege of doing so by
contacting J. A. Loughlin, City Engineer.
The City of W'ilmington reserves the right to reject any and
Dated and posted this 6th day of September, 1946.
City Of Wilmington
By W. Ronald Lane
PEAN CROPS HIT
600 Kegs Needed Immedi
ately For Stacking Pur
poses In Bladen
ELIZABETHTOWN, Sept. 23 —
Bladen county’s 1946 peanut crop,
valued conservatively at
OOO is endangered by a serious
shortage of nails for stacking pur
poses and unless drastic and ini
mediate aid is given growers thou
sands of dollars in peanuts will be
lost, according to R. B. Harper,
county farm agent.
Only 75 kegs of nails have been
allotted the county by the OPA.
Harper said, and it has been esti
mated that 600 kegs are necessary
for the harvesting of the crops.
At the present time the few hun
dred pounds of nails that aie re
ceived in the county are being
used exclusively by peanut grow
ers and growers line up for nails
as housewives once did for nylons
Bladen county is one of the larg
est peanut producing counties in
Southeastern North Carolina. The
1946 crop is est'mated between
12.000 and 15,000 acdes with an
[average yield of 1.250 pounds to
FOR JOB OPENING
Competitive examinations for the
selection of a substitute clerk
carrier to be employed in Wilming
ton were announced last night at
Winston-Salem by the Unitea States;
Civil Service fourth regional di
Applications for this position in
;the local post office must be on!
| file with the Director. Fourth U. S. j
] Civil Service Region, Nissen Build-1
ling, Winston-Salem 3. N. C., not
later than October 14.
This examination should be of'
special interest to veterans, ac
cording to the announcement.
Competitors will be required to
report for written examination,
which will be held as soon as prac
ticable after the date set for the
close of receipt of applications.
Interested parties can obtain full
information and application blanks
from the secretary, board of U. S.
Civil Service examiners, here at
the post office.
The hard red spring wheat
breeding program of North Dakota
has put an extra 600,000.000 bushels
into the state’s bins in the past 30
SMART SCHOOL CLOTHES
Right in Quality... Style... Price
The easiest, quickest and best way to get a smart
school wardrobe is to come in now and let us help
you select from our stock of quality school and
sportswear. Though stocks are limited we can fil
you correctly and economically, so come in today!
YOUNG MEN S SUITS
' See these tweeds, herringbones, plaids and solids
in the new season color shades. The coats will gc
well with odd trousers as sports coats. Assorted
styles in sizes 34 to 42.
$19-50 - $23.00 - $27.50
Really good looking sport coats in
solids, plaids, checks and smart cordu
f roys. No fall wardrobe is complete with
out one of these!
$10-95 - $13.75 - $16-50
Smart new sleeveless, pull over
and coat style sweaters in plain
and fancy designs and colors.
Large range of sizes in all colors
$3-45 lo $7.50
Emerson Peerless Dryette
New season felts in a Eft
wide range of shades and ¥|*vU
OTHER FELT HATS
$1.95 to $5.95
Front and Grace Sts Phone 9661
TO CHECK DOGS
..Chief of Police Charles H. Has
teen yesterday requested all dog
owners to coo Derate in a chefk of
their pets following information
received by his office to the ef
fect that a dog which bit a young
ster Sept. 14, had been found to
The dog, which bit the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Wslters,
114 Ivey Drive, died several days
ago, the chief said. The young
girl is being given treatmer.t for
rabies and is responding nicely.
Chief Casteen asked that dog
owners in the vicinity of Ivey
drive check their pets to ascer
tain if they may have been kitten
by other animals. The owner of
the dog is unknown, it was report
Dies In Air Crash
COLUMBUS. O., Sept. 23 -UP1
The Lockbourne army air base
public relations office announced
Monday that Pfc. Ray Boothe 19.
Route 2, Nashville. N. C., was kill
ed Saturday night in the crash of
a weapons carrier during "routine
operations." Five other soldiers
were hurt in the crash.
Boothe's body was sent to Nash
ville with a full military escort.
OPEN AN ACCOUNT NOW!
H. BERGER & SON
70* N. Fourth St. Dial 5128
TO RECEIVE TRIAL
County Board Of Education
Hopes Enrollment Will
Increase In 30 Days
The New Hanover county board
of education yesterday set a 30
day trial period during which the
present 37-pupil enrollment of Cor
nelius Harnett school will either
increase or the board will “make
other plans” for the five teachers
now at work in the school.
During the course of its special
meeting yesterday, the school
board agreed to the trial period in
the following resolution.
"In accordance. with a promise
to the City council, the Board of
Education opened Cornelius Har
nett school with a leacher pc
grade for five grades.’
"It was. the resolu'ion contin
ued. “the sincere hope of all par
ties that there would be enough
pupils in that district to justify
these teachers So far the enroll
ment of all the pupils in all the
district is not enough to justify
five teachers. Tnerefore the Board
of Education in session Sejpt. 23,
1946, voted to extend the trial pe
riod for another 30 days.
“This trial period is being ex
tended to give every opportunity
for additional children to be en
rolled. If at the end of 30 days
the enrollment is not high enougn
the board will be forced to make
H. M. Roland, as secretary of
the school board signed the resolu
Cornelius Harnett has continued
operations despite the small attic
fire last Thursday morning.
' City & County Taxes
All unpaid 1945 taxes hvae been turned over to Back
Tax department. Names appearing on this list there
will be added all hack taxes appearing against their
property and immediate suit brought to satisfy tax
BACK TAJ DEPARTMENT
CITY & COUNTY TAX OFFICE
PARIS, Sept. 23.—OJ.R)—Routine,
government operations ground to
a virtual stop today as a strike of
100,000 finance ministry employes
prevented payment of government
B O S W £ i ST
• We repair damage already done
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"I would like to tell you why
on Telephones are Necessary"
Today, more than ever before, North Carolina needs ade
quate, dependable telephone service, and it is our purpose
to provide it. We are now furnishing more service to North
Carolinians than at any other time in our history.
Both local and long distance calls have reached an all time
high for this state and more and more people want tele
phones. Since the first of the year, we have installed 36,000
new telephones. But we still have 23,000 orders on hand.
Our study of the state’s growth indicates that the demand
for more service from present as well as new customers will
continue to increase.
In order to keep up, we must enlarge our facilities and
hire more people, regardless of the fact that construction
costs and wages have risen tremendously.
The cost* of erecting buildings is up 75 to 100 per cent.
The cost of providing telephone facilities is up 45 to 60
per cent, and telephone materials 15 to 25 per cent.
Total payroll costs have increased 196 per cent since 1941.
Wages in North Carolina have been raised $2,311,415 within
the past 12 months. This was in keeping with national poli
cies and trends and to assure competent personnel to provide
adequate service. We now have 4,300 Southern Bell people
in North Carolina. Wages account for about two-thirds of
our operating costs.
Although the cost of everything we do to provide service
keeps going up, your telephone rates have remained un
changed for many years. Because of this, the amount of
money we are paying out is increasing faster than the
amount we are taking in, despite a record volume of busi
ness. Since 1941, the costs of providing service in North
Carolina have climbed 102 per cent, while revenues have
increased only 76 per cent.
The rapid advance of costs in comparison with revenues
has caused our rate of earnings to go down. In 1941, the
Company was earning 5.56 per cent on the amount of money
invested in the state. Today our earning rate !s only 2.TX
per cent. This rate reflects the latest wage increases and
does not include any possible tax refund that may be avail*
able this year only on 1944 federal income taxes. Southera
Bell’s earnings are today the lowest in history.
Nevertheless, the Company is going ahead with a hup
expansion program. We are preparing to spend about $40,*
000,000 in the next five years' on construction work to im
prove and expand telephone service in North Carolina. Wt
must proceed with this construction work, despite high costs;
in order to meet demands for service.
We need improved earnings if we are to meet the Increased
costs of providing service.and if we are to obtain, on reason
able terms, the capital funds necessary to improve an4
expand our service.
That is the reason we have asked authority to raise rate!
on business telephones and to charge 5 cents more on most
long distance calls within the state.
Current costs indicate a need for greater increases in ra$e*
than we are asking. But we hope our operating experience
under the new rates will prove them sufficient Since rest*
dence local charges are to remain unchanged, the increased
income under the new rates would amount to only 7 per cent
of our total North Carolina revenues. In face of the continu*
ously rising costs of providing service, this is moderate,
The State of North Carolina is now in a period of fti
greatest growth and expansion, a growth that will bring the
state more prosperity than it has ever known. Good and
effective telephone service is essential to this progress and
the Telephone Company must be in a position to supply it
We believe, therefore, that our request for increased rates
is sound and in the public interest
S’ *%’ 70*446*
SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY INCORPORATED
NO BUSINESS CAN GIVE ADEQUATE SERVICE WITHOUT ADEQUATE EARNINGS
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