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CHANGE ON MART Averages On Eastern North Carolina Floors Are Be " low Monday Bids Tlicrc was very little change in ,he price averages on the Middle Li1 fluc#cured tobacco market yesterday but there were slight m ; wares in many grades on the „ Belt, the Federal-State Mar keting news service reported. Tcad;ng the gains on the Old Bel, were leaf grades, with in f e, P, from SI to $3. Losses rang d from 30 cents to $3. Cutters t'ld firm to $3 higher. Lugs show ed about as many losses as gams, the marketing service said bu nondescript was up from $2 to ^Deliveries to the Old Belt mar havc slowed considerably, ,4 marketing service said, how 44 most markets are selling out The quality of the offerings changed very little over Tuesday. The changes on the Middle Belt ■varied from SI to $2, either above or below Tuesday’s average The<e were normal changes and of 4 significance, according to the marketing service. QualUv on the Middle Belt was lanroved over Tuesday’s offerings !;hp proportion of cutters and a 44tar decrease in the percentage ,r?f Chief offerings consisted 5 common to good leaf fair and °ood cutters and §ood lugs' " Fa stern North Carolina market D uS for vesterday for the third 4aHit were not available. How the marketing service re 44d a gross sale of 521,879 on Tuesday -f°r an average of $36.80 lhi, :'s a drop of $1.97 over Man d?:4 average. This belt will end its sales on Friday, the marketing service said. ________ ITCH (Scabies) Needs Something Better Than Surface Relief I When you are tormented by Itch (Scabies', scratches, camp itch, or 7-year itch, don’t be satisfied with a medicine that can do nothing more than relieve the surface dis , mfort. Use Sanative Wash, which actually destroys itch parasi t:Vs on contact. 60 cents at any drug store, or send direct to Owens ■ & Minor. Richmond, Va. Use only as directed. Money back if not satistied. (Adv.) RELIEF for coughs of TISfIT ACHING HIST COLDS And so long-lasting, too! At the first sign of a chest cold—rub on good old reliable Musterole. It in stantly starts to relieve coughs and tight soreness in chest muscles. You can actually feci it work! Then Musterole helps break up the painful surface congestion and actually checks the irritation. Musterole offers all the advantages of a warming, stimulating mustard piaster yet is so much easier to apply* Just rub it on. In 3 Strengths. Fire Kills Four BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 8_(U.R) —A mother and three of her four children died Tuesday night when flames destroyed their farm home in a remote section between Bes semer and McCalla, Deputy Coroner T. J. McCollum of the Bessemer district reported Wed nesday. M. J. Howard, husband and fath er of. the victims, was reported saved from the fire by a neighbor, along with the fourth child. Details of the fire could not be secuied immediately because of the isolated location of their hime. LOCAL SHIPYARD LISTS SURPLUS Facilities To Revert To Stand-By Status By July The job of placing the Wilming ton shipyard on a stand-by basis is expected to be completed by July 1, L. E. Voss, yard superintendent said yesterday following an an nouncement that $2,000,000 worth of surplus materials from the yard is ready for sale of the War Assets Administration. Supplies left in the area following the completion of the shipbuilding program have been inventoried and readied for sale by a group under Voss’ direction. Clearing this material, ranging from electric light bulbs to heavy construction supplies, has been one of the principal jobs of the commis sion since it took over the yard from the North Carolina Shipbuild ing company in October, Voss add ed. Jess latum, a sales manager for the WAA, has arrived here and the first sale of some of surplus mater ial was conducted Monday and Tuesday. Offered at this time were $409, 550 worth of used and unused hard ware, building materials, plumbing and heating equipment, oxygen cy linders, wire, gas masks, expanded metals, cotton duck, rope, hair felt, household lamps, shades, met al clothes lockers, electrical and many other types of supplies. This lot was declared surplus be fore the commission took over the yard from the North Carolina com pany. It was available for sale to the federal government, certified vet erans of World War II, R. F. C. small business units, state and local governments, eligible non-pro fit institutions and non-priority commercial buyers. Meantime, Voss reported, the job of placing the large installa tion on a stand-by basis is pro gressing at a good rate. A force of 180 men is employed and 90 per cent of the larger machinery has been put in proper condition for storage. A great part of the sur plus material has been placed in warehouses at the yard in prepara tion for sale by the WAA and the yard is being cleaned up. Voss, formerly plant superinten dent for the commission here, esti mated that the job of placing the yard on a stand-by basis will be completed by the first of July. As it is advanced, the number of men employed will' be reduced to the point that the force will consist of maintenance and watch units. The automobile industry turned out $1,600,000,000 worth of replace ment parts in 1946 as compared with $718,000,000 worth in 1941. CITY BRIEFS ROLLER SKATING CLUB A Roller Skating clnb lor adults will be organized at the Community center tonight at 8 o’clock. Skates will be made available through the recreation department. All in terested in indoor skating are cordially invited to come to the center each Thursday night. The first gathering will be in the form of an Open House, at which time officers will be elected. HIT ON HEAD Peter Moore, Negro, 1209 Queen street reported to the police that Charles Newkirk, 14th and King streets had hit him on the head while he was at McAilister’s grocery store, 14th and Queen streets. He was given treatment for lacera tions at Community hospital and released. IMPROVEMENTS A face lifting job is in store for the Su-Ann shoe store locat ed at 111 N. Front street, a permit issued H. R. Cava naugh, manager, by Gilbert F. Morton, city building inspector indicated. Alterations to the building front are estimated at $1,000. RESERVE ENLISTMENT Ennis M. Rawls, 114 Bryan avenue, Wilmington, hre en listed in the V-6 unit, United States Naval reserve, for four years of inactive service, the local reserve office, disclosed. FRATERNITY ADDS MEMBERS Three new pledges were taken into the Alpha Omega frater nity during a recent regular meeting of that organization In the Odd Fellows building. They were A1 Jones, Leon Clark, Cliff Morris and E. S. Watts. The next meeting will be held Jan. 13, at 8 o’clock. A full membership is expected. CHURCH MEETING The Brotherhood of the First Baptist church will meet to night at 6:30 o’clock la the church social hall. MODEL MEETING The Hi-Y and Tri-Hi-Y clubs of New Hanover High school will hold a model meeting In the USO at Second and Orange streets today at 6:45 p. m. The meeting will be for the benefit of new officers and members. LOUGHLIN RETURNS James A. Loughlin, city engi neer and Mrs. Laughlin have returned to the city following a vacation in Key West, Fla. The engineer who has been absent from his offices two weeks returned sunburned and, he said “happy” despite the increasing duties Incurred by the city’s current street, sewer and water improvement pro gram. SUBSTITUTE CHAIRMAN Mrs. Herbert Blnethenthal has been serving as chairman of the Welfare Division of the Community Council, in the ab sence of the regular chairman, Mrs. William Henderson, It was reported yesterday. SECRETARY ILL Miss Newell Pendleton, sec reported ill at her home yes A. Loughlin, city engineer, was reported ill at her home yes terday hy friends at the office. WELL BABY CLINIC The Well Baby Clinic will be held in the Delgado Presby terian church the first and third Tuesdays at 2 p. m. instead of in the Baptist church as pre viously announced. NO STEEL Further plans for rebuilding or extensive repairs to the Fifth avenue bridge by the city and the Atlantic Coast Line rail road have been delayed due to the lack of steel needed for its construction, City Manager J. R. Benson announced. Benson explained that a cleaning and repainting program for the bridge recently disclosed that some of the materials were not safe and a barricade of the thoroughfare was ordered. ENVELOPES AVAILABLE Special request printed air mail envelopes'in sizes Nos. 8 and 13 can be obtained from the postmaster’s office for firms and others who used air mail service for their business mail, it was learned yesterday from a dispatch from the office of the Second assistant Post master General, Wilbur Dos her, local postmaster, revealed. COLLECTION RECORD The housing authority of the City of Wilmington completed the collection of $5,000,000 in rentals during the past 40 months without a collection loss of any kind. Harry Solomon, chairman if the authority, an nounced yesterday. The period of 100 per cent collec tions began in September, 1943, During that time, Solomon pointed out, “not one penny has been charged off to collection loss.’’ Neither has one penny of rents been in arrears at the end of any month, he added. The average monthly collection for the period has been about $135, 000. MOVES OFFICES The Education ana Training section of the Veterans admin istration has moved from its old location to room 243 of the custombAise, Francis F. Thompson, training officer, reported. Robert Matthews, senior contact representative, is slated to take over the office vacated by the Red Cross, prior to the occupancy of the larger space now being renovated. Disabled veterans and college trainees will use the new office when seeking VA aid. HOME DESTROYED The home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schmidt, Scotts Hill was destroyed by fire shortly before dawn yesterday, cause of the fire was undetermined. The house was burning rapidly when the Schmidts and their two children were awakened according to neighbors. SENCBA TO MEET Directors of the South East ern North Carolina Beach as sociation are scheduled to meet tonight at 7:80 o’clock in the Woodrow Wilson hut. With Louis B. Orreli, president, pre siding, two new directors, Carl Dunn and Hugh Morton, are scheduled to be installed. POLL TAX BILL WASHINGTON, Jan. 8—(iPi— Senator Pepper (D—Fla.) intro duced Wednesday a bill to abolish the poll tax. A similar measure was blocked last session by a fili buster led by Senator Bilbo (D— Miss.). Coke knows no season IOTTLED UNDEI AUTHORITY OP THE COCA-COLA COMPANY »Y WILMINGTON COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY POLICE CONTINUE STRICT CHECK-UP ON TRAFFIC RULES City police, in their crack-downi on traffic regulation violators, 1 yesterday issued citations to 16 drivers, with charges ranging from speeding to wrong parking and meter violations. umcers were on the lookout last I night for three Negro youths who tore a stamp machine off the walls of a Castle Street building early Wednesday morning. A policeman observed the act and followed the three culprits but they fled, dropping the machine when the footrace became too close. OFFICERS NAMED AT BANK MEETING Morris Plan Bank Of Wil mington Reports Banner Year Officers of the Morris Plan Bank of Wilmington were elected yester day immediately following the annual meeting of the stockholders of the bank by the board of di rectors. Officers selected were Emsley A. Laney, president; Dr. John T. Hoggard, vice-president; Lionel Stevenson, assistant cashier; and Mrs. Annie G. Shackelford, assist ant secretary. Directors elected to serve for 1947 are Dr. Hoggard, Mr. Laney, Bruce B. Cameron, Fred E. Little. Harriss Newman, and E. Reid Toms. Mr. Newman was elected coun sel for the bank and W. E. Farriss will continue as manager of the Sales Finance Department. The office of cashier, held for a number of years by W. H. King, was left vacant for the present. Mr. King having resigned the position to go into business with his father. ine meeting of the stockholders was held at noon with 924 of the 1000 shares outstanding represent ed in person and by proxy. Mr. Laney presided at the meeting and Mr. Newman acted as secre tary. In his annual report, President Laney covered in detail operations for the year 1946. He pointed out that loans and discounts had reach ed the new high year-end figure of $1,747,812.17, or an increase of 36 percent over the preceding year. Demand deposits increased by 17.8 percent to $1,222,538.11 (exclusive of War Loan Deposit Account), while savings deposits dropped by 3.8 percent to $2,433, 249.47. Since organization, May 15, 1929. the bank’s total extension of credit amounted to $22,973,138.61 and the net losses on all loans for the entire period, exceeding seventeen years, amounted to only $14,099.37, or .06 percent, a continuing tribute to the high type of customers served and to the community in general from a credit standpoint. With regards to earnings, 1946 was the best in the bank’s history, net earnings after taxes amounting to $36,048.28, of which $15,000 was paid in dividends, leaving $21,048 .28 to carry to the Undivided strengthen the bank’s capital structure. During the year $50, 000 was added to the Surplus ac count so that as of December 31, 1946 Capital and Surplus amounted to $250,000 and Undivided Profits were $38,766.27. ^ VHI DIRECTORS TO MEET TODAY Veterans Group Notified Of Government’s Asking Price For Project A meeting of directors of Vet erans Homes, Inc. and John Bright Hill, attorney for the group, is scheduled to be hel^ in Hill’s of fice this afternoon at 4:30. Meanwhile, it was learned that confirmation of an appointment with Raymond Foley, national housing director, has been receiv ed by the local organization. Others slated to attend the conference, in addition to Ken Noble, VHI president, and Hill, are Dillon Meyer, FPHA director, and Col. Lee Craven, legal counsel for FPHA. It was revealed last mgnt tnat the 584 masonry units in Lake Forest, negotiation for the sale of which is now underway, will be sold to the VHI at aproximately sixty per cent of the cost to the government for their construction. A price of $1,797,000 has been set on the units by the Federal Housing Authority in Atlanta, with this price to include stoves, refrigera tors, and water heaters. This averages $3000 each for the units, with a price of $45,000 set on the auditorium and office building. Included in the sale price are ap proximately 90 acres of land and all streets and other utilities owned by the government, as well as the wooden building housing the Lake side grocery store and the masonry library structure. NEGRO SUES SCHOOL COLUMBIA, Jan. 8—(U.R)—A Ne gro war veteran Wednesday filed a $15,000 damage suit against the University of South Carolina charging that his civil rights were violated when the university re fused to accept him as a law stu dent. On the VA survey team will be one man representing medical service, one construction and one real estate. LOCAL STUDENTS ll COMPLETE COURSE' One Hundred And Twenty-j Five To Receive Red Cross Certificates One hundred and twenty-five students of New Hanover High school have successfully completed a course in Junior First Aid under the direction of Miss Dorothy P. Shearin, instructor of Physical education at the High school, Mrs. C. H. McAllister, chairman of Service Committee for the local chapter of the American Red Cross announced last night. Miss Shearin will receive certif icates for the following: Dorothy Armstrong, Gladys Baysden, Peg gy Benson, Mary Branscr, Betty Drevyn, Adele Edwards, Nell Eth ridge, Wilma Glenn, Alcord Hall, Ramona Hall, Sally Harrison, Faith Hill, Judith Henderson, Barbara Lee, Martha Markiton, Mariam Maultsby, Norma Maultsby, Emma Phelps, Betty Sanders, Mary Louise Stewart, Patricia Talbot, Nancy Shelton, Betty Wallace, Janice Wil liams, Pearl Winner, Joy Wright. Ruth Barbee, Chellie Blake, Sue Bradshaw, Alice Bullard, Jo Car ter, Ann Farrow, Betty Fryer, Peggy Gates, Jean Hemby, Mary Hewlett, Frieda Hodges, Ruth Holi day, Miriam Johnson, Barbara Padgett, Peggy Stallings, Shirley Swann, Betty Todd, Wanda Way, Pat Weldon, Lois Barrow, Betty Blake, Ellen Pinner, Ellen Bor deaux, Jean Buck, Lilly Mae Cad dell, Eleanor Canady, Mary Lillie Carlton. Betty Crabtree, Barbara Davis, Edna Dudley. Nancy Greer, Pricilla Harriss, Elizabeth Hin nant. Miriam Jackson, Joyce Jordon, Peggy Jordon,. Carolyn Payne, Barbara Pen nington, Catherine Post, Delores Powell, Joyce Price, Betty Anne Whitley, Pearl Rivenbark, Betty Shipp, Louise Watts, Mabel Watts, Grace Baker, Barbara Burris, Virginia Burris, Faye Cannon. Frances Capps, Patricia Carroll, Margaret Clark, Betsy Everett, Margaret Farrar, Betty Freeman, Betsy Gainey, Virginia Hicks, Con nie Hill, Maurice Hobbs, Ruth Kornegay, Dorothy Meadows, Catherine Bowen, Pinkie Blanton, Jean Buis, Martha Carroll, Jose phine Carter. Beulah Clark, Shirley Cooke, Blanche Dale, Joyce Fair cloth, Faye Farmer, Barbara Guy ton. Dorothy Hardison, Nedra Heath, Eleanor Herring, Jean Hicks, Bet ty Johnson, Billie Leonard, Pa tricia Lunan, Hilda Matthews, Nancy McAuley, Nancy Powell, Geraldine Prescott, Jane Sander lin, Barbara Saunders. Edna Moore, Joyce Lee Mose, Audrey Nichols, Mirian Pantagis, Rachel Reagan, Mary Sandlin, Oree Sas ser, Mickey Smith, Emily Sue Smith, Ella Lee Walton, Martina Widmark. Elizabeth Williams, Bet ty Clowder. REPORT PLEASES AIR FIELD HEAD Bright Future Predicted By Jesse Parker For Biuethenthal A comparative bright future for the Wilmington-New Hanover coun ty airport authority in the way of finances was predicted yesterday by Jesse Parker, Biuethenthal air port manager, following the release of a budget report which showed that over $5000 still remained of the funds granted by the county. The disclosure of the financial condition of the airfield came on the heels of a sharp split between members of the air authority and the county commissioners over proposed raises in salary for field employes.The county had maintain ed that the budget as set up did not provide for pay increases whereas the air board expressed the opinion that the authority for such a move rested with their group. Parker’s financial statement (dis closed earned income for the six months period from July 1, 1946, until Jan. 1, 1947, was $9,094.67. Accounts receivable were reported at $1,019.06, with total revenue list ed as $10,239.68. An inventory of aircraft gasoline now on hand was valued at $2, 398.23, and hay realized from the wide expanses of the field has total value of $2,000, Parker said. Expenditures total $26,498.48, but Parker declared about $9,000 of this was for capital expenditures which will not recur. Total operational expenses were listed by Parker as $14,726.37. Gasoline purchases for resale total ed $2,416.03 and other purchases also for resale were listed at $421 .05. “Capital expenditures of $6,081, .01, as well as the cost of the road leading to the VHF (very high frequency) radio range, of $2,854. .02, cannot be honestly called op erating expenses, because they will not recur in the second half of the fiscal year” Parker pointed out. The airport manager predicted more business during 1947 with a smaller outlay of money would enable the airport authority to stay within the bounds of its $31,600 budget. Parker indicated the authority had hoped to realize an income of some $19,000 for the year, and had already taken in more than half that amount. THURSDAY IS ONE HALF PRICE DAY AT WAHL’S! I l St COATS Original Price • MUSKRAT • DYED CONEYS • RUSSIAN SQUIRREL • RED FOX • SILVER FOX • BOMBAY LAMB • AFRICAN KID • BLUE FOX • BLACK KID YES! YOU CAN BUY THESE FUR COATS ON OUR LAY AWAY PLAN FOR NEXT WINTER! ALL CLOTH COATS V2 Original Price ALL FUR TRIMMED COATS xk Original Price ALL WOOL SWEATERS V2 Original Price ALL RORES - NEGLIGEES AND HOUSECOATS Vi Original Price Clearance Group HAND RAGS V2 Original Price Clearance Group DRESSES $7.00 and $9.00 Regularly to $24.50 214 NORTH FRONT ST.