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Family Still Undecided
On Capone Funeral Rites
MIAMI BEACH, Fla.. Jan. 2b —
t'j.R) — The survivors of A1 Capone,
victim of apoplexy'and heart fail
ure, discussed today whether he
.-mould go to his grave in Keeping
with toe quiet ol his last days n
be buried flam..,, a-itly in the last
of the lavish gangster funerals.
Matt and Ralph Capone, broth
ers of the scarfaced czar of boot
pegging and vice in Chicago, visit
ed the Philbrick funeral home this
afternoon but made no arrange
ments. They were leaving the final
ecision to Mrs. Mae Capone, the
idow who collapsed after her
■osband died at 7:25 p. m. 'ESTi
aturday night.
Louis Rago, a Chicago under
aker, came here by plane "as a
iend of the family.” He will be
in charge of the funeral "if and
. hen they decide to take the body
o Chicago,” the local home said.
For 24 hours after Capone's
death the scene at his home re
mained as it was during his last
days, when c stroke weakened
him for the inroads of pneumonia
and a failing heart. An almost con
stant stream of automobiles drove
past the walled-in estate on Palm
Island, slowing down to gaze on
the quiet house.
The funeral home reported that
no flowers had arrived, and flor
ists said there were no orders for
the massive floral tributes, in the
form of horseshoes and bleeding
hearts, popular in the days when
killers mourned expensively at
the graves of their own victims.
Capone, the underworld ruler
and legendary symbol of the wild
est, most cruel era of life in any
American city, was only a few
days past his 48th birthday when
he died. If there were any last
words, they were the secret of his
| immediate family. Death came
I suddenly, without warning, his
j physician announced.
Mrs. Capone, was reported re
covering from her collapse, aftei
several hours of close medical at
tention. Capone's aged mother,
who brought her family to this
country from Naples, Italy, soon
after A1 was born, was said to
be '‘standing it wonderfully. ’
The body of Capone was embalm
ed during the night, in the funeral
home next door to a Miami Eeach
night club. It had been taken from
the house within two hours after
death.
The slum-raised Capone wno
fought his way to the top of the
underworld with pistol, machine
gun and corruption, was blamed
directly or indirectly for 500
deaths. Once worth millions, there
were many reports that he lived
for years on the bounty of his
brothers.
The estate W'as bought in 1930.
just before Capone's empire tumbl
ed and the emperor was sem to
prison for income tax fraud. Here
he retired after his parole, spend
the winters, and for nearly two
years his health had not permitted
him to leave.
As his end drew near, old as
sociates of the days in Chicago
came to visit him but were not
permitted in the sick room. He
made a strong fight for life with
the remainder of the stamina that
carried him through gruelling
wars, but failed to beat the last
big rap.
Only the female mosquito bites.
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NO EXTRA CHARGES FOR FREEZING
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j Lamp This I
Making light of the housing
shortage, this Kenilworth, III.,
owl found himself a nice all
metal home, with free electric
ity. His architecturally attrac
tive, well-ventilated dwelling is
a shattered street lamp.
CLAM EXPLAINS
MEDICAL PROGRAM
Tells Audience State Able
To Undertake Good
Health Program
___
Special To The Star
WHITEVILLE, Jan. 26—James
H. Clark of Elizabethtown, chair
man of the North Carolina Medical
Care Commission, told an audience
of Columbus county citizens Friday
night that after careful study ol
the State’s finances, he believed
North Carolina amply able to un
dertake the commission's entire
$14,000,000 Good Health program
without interfering with adequate
teacher pay.
His appearance here was spoil
sored by the Columbus County
Good Health association of which
W. S. Edmunds is chairman. In
attendance were representative
county business, professional and
agricultural leaders.
Citing the increase in state reve
nue from $50,000,000 during the
1933-35 biennium to an anticipated
$190,000,000 for the present bien
nium, the speaker declared his be.
iief that if North Carolina is ever
to broaden its medical program,
now is the time.
Mr. Clark outlined the history
of the Medical Care commission
from its beginning with the Por.
commission under the Broughton
administration and the establish
ment of the present commission by
the 1945 legislature.
Going into detail, he outlined the
commission’s procedure in arriving
at a concerted plan for action to
improve the health of North Caro
linians. He then explained the pro
gram which calls for the construc
tion of 4600 hospital beds in ap
proved hospitals and health cen
ters, and the construction of a :
100 bed hospital and medical cen- j
ter as a part of the expanded !
University Medical school at Chap I
el Hill.
The commission, he said, in ask- j
ing the legislature for an appro- |
priation covering one- third of the
cost of the 4,600 new hospital beds,
and an additional appropriation for
the expanded medical school. He
explained that anticipated Federal
funds from the Hill-Burton act will
provide an additional one third,
and that the commission had ar
rived at a sliding scale from 10
percent to 50 percent of local par
ticipation for the remaining one
third of the total cost.
Answernlg opposition that the
Medical school should not be lo
cated at Chapel Hill on account
of the scarcity of clinical material
in that area, he declared that a
seven-man out-of state committee
of medical and research specia
lists had surveyed the entire state
and had recommended Chapel Hill
as the proper location.
“I am not willirfg to pit my
judgment,” he stated, ‘'against
theirs. We have one of the greatest
universities in the world at Chapel I
Hill. It is the seat of culture,
learning and literature, and I am
convinced that the proposed 4
year medical school should also be
at Chapel Hill.”
Following his address, the majoi
portion of which was broadcast
over station WENC, Chairman Ed
munds presented members of the
audience and called for questions
and remarks.
Senator J. K. Powell stated his
unqualified support of the “whole
program,” and declared his in
tention to vote for it in the legis
lature. “Chapel Hill is the ideal
place for the medical school,” he
said.
Representative Homer G. Avant
said be believed in the program
and would support it “to the limit.”
Others heard from were: Dr.
M. L. Johnson, Dr. W. E. Miller,
Mrs. John Council, Rev. Winfrey
Davis, Dr. W. A. Greene, and Wil
lard Cole.
Matthews And Farmer
Map Plans For Legion
Convention At Beach
W. F. Matthews, post command
er of the Carolina Beach^American
Legion and W. L. Farmer, a mem
ber of the post left the city Sat
urday night for Durham, where
they will complete plans for the
Legion Convention to be held at
Carolina Beach June 14-15 and 16.
It was erroneously stated in
Sunday’s Star-News that W. L.
Farmer was post commander of
the Wilmington American Legion.
William W. Stewart, Jr., is com
mander of the Wilmington Post.
The average length of U. S.
freight trains rose from 43 cars
ia 1925 to 52 cars in 1945.
Possibility Of Moving U. S. Capital
To Mid- West As Means Of Defense Seen
By ROGER W. BABSON
WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 26—
Everyone who has seen the Penta
gon Building here is astounded at
its thousands of rooms, its miles
of corridors and its acres of win
dows. Most thinking people breath
lessly gasp and ask: “But why did
they build the headquarters of the
U. S. Army at this exposed loca
tion on the Atlantic Seaboard? Why
didn’t they build it in the center
of the country where it would be
much freer from bombing or revo
lution?”
Our Only Security
The same question can be asked
about the great Agricultural De
partment building; — they certain
ly should be in the Central West
probably in Kansas which is the
geographical center of the coun
try. The Interior Department
building should be in Kansas or
Colorado; certainly not in Wash
ignton. D. C. Let us remember
that the only reason for the Cap
ital being at Washington, D. C. :s
because the location then was the
real center of the Thirteen Colon
ies which made up the original na
tion
There is a debatable question as
to whether all Departments should
gradually be moved to one new
central location in the West, or
whether our Capital should be split
up into perhaps a half-dozen small
er capitals, — so that “all of our
eggs are not in one basket”. I am
iuclined to the latter view; but
the important thing is to lay plans
immediately to start at least one
New Washington somewhere. Let
us not wait until World War III
comes when our present Washing
ton will probably be destroyed.
Makes Suggestions
It might be well for the present
to leave the Executive Department
at the White House and leave Con
gress at the present Capital Build
ing. The Executive Offices need
much more room and they could
take over the Treasury Build
ing; but the State Department
could remain where it now is. The
Pentagon Building should be turn
ed over to the Navy which should
continueto have headquarters on
the Seaboard.
The Treasury Department could
be moved to Eort Knox (where all
of our gold now isl or to some
“TRUTH” SUBJECT
OF LESSON-SERMON
HERE ON SUNDAY
“Truth” was the subject of the
Leason-Siermon in all Christian
Science churches and societies on
Sunday. January 26.
The Golden Text from I John 5:
6. “It is the Spirit that beareth
witness, because the Spirit is i
truth.” ,,
Among the citations comprising
the Lesson-Sermon were the fol
lowing from the Bible: “Make
a joyful noise unto the Lord, all
ye lands. For the Lord is good: his
mercy is everlasting: and his truth
endurthe to all g e n e r a t i o n s”
(Psalms 100: 1. 5). And from the
Christian Science textbook.
“Science and Health with Key to
the Scriptures” by Mary Baker
Fddv: “Spirit. Life. Truth, and
Love combine as one,—and are the
Scriptural names for God. No wis
dom is wise but His wisdom; no
truth is true, no love is lovely, no
life is Life but the divine; no good
is. but the good God bestows'’ (P
275).
ANNUAL BANQUET
WILSON, Jan. 26 — (A>> — Ralph
Bradford, general manager of the i
United States Chamber of Com- j
merce. will speak at the annual !
banquet of the Wilson Chamber of
Commerce tomorrow night.
VENETIAN BLINDS
ALL SIZE BLINDS MADE ANE
It K 4'fNlSHED
STRICKLAND VENETIAN
BUND WORKS
Phone 6404, Castle Hayne Boat
FUEL OIL
Standard Oil "ESSOHEAT”
Oil' Burnei Service
HUGHES BROS.
FUEL CO.
Dial 7774
WATCH REPAIRING
GURR JEWELERS
Wilmington's Fine Jeweler
264 N. Front St. Dial 2-1511
FUEL OIL
2-1628 - Dial — 2-3793
Fountain Oil Co.
—SEE US FOR—
OIL DRUMS - TANKS
STEEL DRUM RACKS
OIL DRUM GAUGES
PORTRAITS
OF
Quality, Character
Artistry
DIAL 6318
ADAMS STUDIO
8th Floor Trust Bldg.
I 22 YEARS IN WILMINGTON
—FOR—
CORRECT TIME
CALL 2-3575
—FOR—
Correct Jewelry
VISIT
The JEWEL BOX
Wilmington’s Largest Credit
Jewelers
109 N. Front St.
other place in the Middle West
which would be convenient for all
concerned. The same applies to
the Post Office Department, the
Justice Department, the Labor De
partment and the Commerce De
partment: It is unsafe, unfair and
inefficient to have them all -oop
ed up in Washington as at pres
ent. Moreover, if there ever is a
communist revolution in America,
it will be centered in the large
cities of the East. Hence, in addi
tion to maintaining Old Wash
ington for certain departments, we
should immediately begin to
build one or more "New Wash
ingtons”. These should be in the
Central West, all connected togeth
er by new * government-owned
radio, airplane and under ground
cable systems.
Fairness To Coast
Few people realize the great
empire which is gradually arising
on the Pacific Coast and in Texas.
II the population of these four
states continues 10 increase in
the same proportion to the en
tire population, these four states
in 30 or 40 years will have a ma
jority of the Congressmen. This
certainly would result in moving
the Capital to the Central West.
Hence, why not begin moving now
and be fair to the Pacific Coast
and the Southwest?
I have been assured that if the
move waf up to the Senate alone,
the change would be made at once
because each state would then
have the same number of votes. All
would be equally interested in a
central location. Only because the
Eastern States now have so many
more members in the House does
the Capital remain on the Atlantic
Seaboard.
Just Received Shipment
“RED RASCAL”
Ball Bearing
ROLLER
SKATES
$4-95
ANCHOR
HARDWARE CO.
Front and Dock Sts.
AUTO LOANS
“That Cost LESS”
THt MORRIS PLAN
BANK OF WILMINGTON
TAX LISTING
The Machinery Act provides that poll and tai.
tax returns shall be made to the list-taker during, 6 pl't>ot:„
January under the pains and penalties mposed by la* J I
OWNERS OF AUTOMOBILES SHOH n o,
PREPARED TO GIVE TAX LISTERS n u
INFORMATION AS TO MODEL, YF*» !£
MANUFACTURE AND STATE I ICFvcr
NUMBER. hNSE
Wilmington township tax listers will be on in
)f old court house daily 8:30 A. M.. to 5:30 P. M telUV* «»0t I
cepted), beginning January 2nd, 1947 ' Sundays ,5.
County tax listers will meet their usual
advertised. SUal anp°mtmem,
Cape Fear. Federal Point. Harnett and V
listers will meet at the court house January tar
C. F. Smith, County Auditor
Dial 2-3311 For Newspaper Service^
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SALES CALENDAR NO. / J WEEK BEGINNING MONDAY, JAN. 27, ljff
W. A. A. OFFERINGS OF GOVERNMENT SURPLUS IN NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA
Gas Masks and Carrier*
Beds, Bunks and Cots
Canteens, Mess Kits,
Canteen Cups, Mess
Trays.
Anti-Gas Capes
Cartridge and Pistol
Belts.
Machines and Machine
Tools.
Grinders, Millers,
Reamers, Shapers, Metal
Working Belts, Sand
Paper.
I Sleeping Bags.
Sleeping Bag Cases.
Army Mess Gear, Meat
Cans. Trays, Canteen
Cups. Canteens, Water
Pitchers.
j Gas Cylinders.
Cots
Washers, Bolts. Screws,
and Cotter Pins.
Generator Sets, Marine
Diesel.
Marine Diesel Engines.
Extinguishers, F 1 y i ng
Goggles, Gas and Oil
Cans.
! 175,808
118,363
235,931
| 154,520
203,386
280,701
85,000
Priority Buyer*
All Other Buyer*
All Type
Purchasers
All Type
Purchasers
All Type
Purchasers
AH Type
Purchasers
A11 Type
Purchasers
A11 Type
Purchasers
fa'. fixed price
Cont.
tinnons FIXED PRICE
tinuous FIXED PRICE
tinnous FIXED PRICE
tinnons FIXED PRICE
tinnous FIXED PRICE
tinuons FIXED PRICE
HD YV -2017
Reeves
Ext 168
OFF-3501
Harris
Ext. 169
HD W-2006
Reeves
Ext. 164
HDW-2008
Chapman
Ex'.. 164
HD W-2010
Chapman
Ext. 164
MCH-3
Jennings
Ext. 42
MCH-4
Jennings
Ext. 42
211,407 !
I 87,970 I
! 125,843 |
99,822
66,495
93,726 !
960.000
! 1,070,000 |
296.000
All Type
Purchasers
All Type
Purchasers
All Type
Purchasers
Priority Buyers
All Other Boyers
Ail Type
Purchasers
All Type
Purchasers
All Type
Purchasers
Ail Type
Purchasers
All Type
Purchasers
t invent FIXED PRICE
;-1
tlnnoui FIXED PRICE
tinnous FIXED PRICE
| FIXED PRICE
Cont.
I COMPETITIVE
,*n- 17 -. -
BID
COMPETITIVE
Feb. 5 m i rs
BID
COMPETITIVE
Feb. I _ , _
BID
COMPETITIVE
F,b 7 ,,,
BID
COMPETITIVE
Jan. 31
BID
H DAY-‘.’(MS
Ext, I f»4
HDW-20U
Chapman
Ext. 1«i
HPVV-2016
Reeves
Er.i. IKS
Basic-314
Shavr
Ext. 15
OFF -3303
Harris
Ext. IKS
H D AY -2251
Mr. Jones
I.ND-1751
Mr. Balttans
IND-H5?
Mr. Baltbus
HD W-2252
■ FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW 1
■■VETERANS
Spatial RoquiromonH for Priority Claimants for All Solos
Priority claimants may Inspect or buy during the time assign
ed to their group and in the sequence indicated below, end
also may purchase as commercial buyers. Brokers are ex
cluded from priority purchase.
1. Federal Agencies must show evidence of authority to
purchase.
3. Valorous of World War H must he certified at nearest certi
fying office. Mail orders must show certification data
and case number and location of certifying office.
3. Small Business mutt be certified by and purchase through
RFC.
4. State and local Governments must show evidence of au
thority to purchase.
5. Non-Profit Institutions must be certified, information avail
able at nearest WAA office.
Oonoral Requirements tor All Solo*
(Including Non-Priority Commercial Croupe)
I. Payments must be made when requested, unless credit
hat been established in advance at WAA Regional Offices.
Business checks, or approved personal checks, will be
accepted.
ft. Purchaser's order mutt state thereon:
a. "This order it subject to WAA Standard Conditions at
Sale, and all other advertised terms and conditions and
no other terms or conditions shall be binding cn WAA."
b. Type of business and level of trade,
ft. Exporters buy at wholesale levels.
4. Wholesalers must sign "Wholesalers Certificate."
AN offerings made are subject to WAA Standard Conditions of Sale. Invelepes containing
sealed bids must be marked "Sealed Bid—Sale No." WAA may reject
gay or ell orders er bids, or withdraw material offered. All deliveries 1.0. B. location.
Certification Off/cel |
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North Cardano— I
Charlotte—317 S. Tryoo j
Street: Raleigh — 316 •
East Lenoir Street: Wil- I
mington — 223 l * \
Customs Housr. |
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South Corolino ■
Charleston — Trad1!
Street Barracks: Colum
bia — 1201 Pulaski St.: |
Greenville — lit tlf'e' |
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REGIONAL OFFICE:
AMMUNITION DEPOT
Charlotte, N. C.
Tel. 4-5381
DISTRICT OFFICE:
1201 Pulaski St.
Columbia, S. C.
Tel. 2-3363

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