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JACKSONVILLE, N. C., Feb.
22.—This quiet agricultural town, situated 50 miles north of Wil mington, moves slowly but surely along the path of progress, after having seen its chief source of in come altered three times since its establishmenl decades ago. Jacksonville ' citizens are not quite sure today whether their city is a suburb of Camp Lejeune, or vice-versa. Originally this town. 20 miles from the Atlantic ocean, was a st mping grounds for wealthy northern sportsmen, who would move into the city in private trains for a glorious month of hunting and fishing. In those days, B. L. t before Le jeune i the only local persons em ployed were working as guides for the visiting playboys. Onslow county was. and still is, one of the finest playgrounds tor the deer burner and bear hunter, and tops off its spori attractions by being a fishing paradies. or v. s until Camp Lejeune Leather necks landed.. The Marines took over the entire county coastline in 1941, and most of the salt water fishing is new cone by Uncle Sam's analers. Before the huge military estab lishment located here. Jackson ville residents — then only 350 strong—lived their quie: life bask ing in the content.mert of their o vn boundaries. Then, it hap pened. Ground was broken in >941 ler what was originally termed a $15. 000.000 base, and three Charlotte contractors grabbed the juicy con struction plum. As time passed, the cost of Lejeune zoomed to over $100,000,000. and the popu lation of Jacksonville tripled to its present 2,800 persons. The largest single source of revenue stems now directly from the Marine base. Like ail good things. Lejeune's [location had its bad points. Many | persons here still believe the city I lost its progressive attitude when ' the government declared the Ma rine base was to be a permanent affair. Without the camp now, the only real source cC prosperity in Jack sonville comes from its rich to bacco. corn, cotton, and peanut crops. Of these, tobacco brings in the greatest amount of dollars, and is shipped to all sections of the southeast by truck. Since 1930, however, two sawmills, a cemeni block manufacturing firm, a bottling plant and two farmer s supplj' stores have located here and a steady stream of small but paying businesses loom likely in tlie future. Currently on the agen da for Jacksonville’s industrial program is the location of a large frozen food locker. D. C. Tripp, president of the Chamber of Commerce here, ad mitted the development of Jack sonville has been neglected during the past years, but he expects the town to shake itself from its war time lethargy. Ihe city itself is attractive. It's i located on U. S. Highway 17, a big boon to local merchants be cause of the heavy traffic moving south in the fali, and returning ! north in the spring. The town, at j first giance, resembles an old ; western city, and there is still the [ merest suggestion of a honky-tonk atmosphere present, left over from ■ the lush war years. Its boardwalk [type photo shops, temporary fea tures added strictly for the serv iceman. stiil exist, but are prob ably on the way out. In spite of being slightly awed by the immense Marine headquar ters, the Jacksonville public likes the men in forest green, and some youthful lasses liked them very well, according to Edward Arthur, eiderly justice of peace here. “Those boys are a marrying crowd.” he will tell you with e / We Offer You Three-Way DIESEL INJECTION SERVICE Our mechanics are factory-trained I to expertly service ycur fuel injection equipment. We use factory-designed tools, test stands and other equipment—plus factory-supplied technical data. 3 We stock original replacement parts from the manufacturer's own stock rooms designed to fit and work in £ harmony with existing parts. " You get ell three factors of a dependable job when you entrust your fuel injection equipment to our cere. When the need for servicing arises, the heart of your Diesel en* gine requires the precision workmanship which is our . regular stock in trade. ^OFFICIAL SERVICE STATION I CAROLINA RIM & WHEEL CO. '_Charlotte, N. C* twinkle in his eye, “I remember marrying three of ’em off to local girls in a half hour.” Biggest pride of Jacksonville .prome is their unique and won derful method of curbing juvenile delinquency. After the war ended, despite a still large consignment of Marines at Lejeune, the city financed a youth center for teen agers. which was converted from the Pine Lodge servicemen's par adise. The Marines still have one USO. but tlie Pine Lodge building has’ been turned over to the kids. Sheriff I. Dan Sanders claims the move on the part of the city has done away with nearly all juve nile crime. Not so, however, among adults, j Sanders, and his deputy, Stacy j Hines, are of the opinion crime is on the upswing here, though neither are yet alarmed over the situation. A difference of opinion exists wi’th r,. E. Hope, assistant police c.-.ef, declaring the city's - bad habits are few. This might I indicate most of the adult misde meanors are occurring in the out side county. Hope, with his su perior, Paul M. Shore, handle the city’s law-breakers, and claim tht biggest trouble comes from week end drunkenness. . .with only pan , of it attributed to the Marinos. . . and speeding tourists, w h o roar through the town on their way to Miami cocktail bars. The transportation system here is not too good. A large bus teinv nal is headquarters for aryo> who wants to travel and hasn’t ; car. as only rail service is heigh’, and the airport has just a three plane agency. Jacksonville is solidly demo cratic, and current mayor ot the town is 48-year old Raymond H. Askew. Tax rate for the city is comparatively low at $1.25 tax ation for a hundred dollar valu ation, but outside in the county. the $.9U tax rate is not low. A good barometer of the city s income comes trcm the postofl.ee, where Frank Smith, postmaster, dug inm records and found the postal receipts in Jacksonville be fore Camp Lejeune were about $7,COO, and in 1944 when the base was most heavily populated. $60. 000 was listed on the receipts. To day. the report for 1946, shows a decline to S35.000, but the Marines have taken over their own post office in Marines, N. C. Situated on New River. . .Frugal fishing waters, and famous for its Onslow County oysters. . .Jackson ville recently asked that the nine foot channel there be deepened to 12 feet so that vessels moving along the Inland Waterway could call at Jacksonville. On Sept. 6, 1946. the bid was turned down by the Washington chief of engineers. Onslow county, incidentally is the birthplace of Col. George *W. Gillette, who became District En gineer in Wilmington, and is now South Atlantic Division Engineer, with offices in Atlanta. There are two schools in Jack sonville, with high school sports grabbing the spotlight in this sports living area. Recently fans cheered their basketball team throughout an undefeated season, as the cagers entered the Eliza bethtown tournament and wound up in second place when the smoke had cleared. City hall here is a small mixture CONSTRUCTION, INDUSTRIAL, LOGGING And MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT International Crawler Tractors—Industrial Wheel Tractors—Power Units Towmotor Lift Trucks For Handling ^ Bags Bales Blocks Boxes Brick ■ Bulk Chemicals Lumber Machinery Tobacco Call on us for Equipment and Supplies. We have Representatives located at strategic points throughout the State and one will see you promptly upon request. NORTH CAROLINA EQUIPMENT CO. RALEIGH CHARLOTTE 3101 Hillsboro )St. 2 Miles South - Rt. 21 Phone 8836 Phone 4-4661 WILMINGTON ASHEVILLE 5 Miles West - Rts. 74 & 76 Sweeten Creek Road Phone 2-2173 Phone 789 fON THE AIR TODAY Gene Autry Cowboys '#T stuff Walter Winchell Commentator W MFD SUNDAY 8:00— Church of God. 8:30—Pentecostal Church. D:00—Musical Reveille. 9:45—IP New.. 10:00—Voice of Prophecy. 10:20—The Southernaires. 11:00—St. Paul's Lutheran c'r.i. 1 12:00—Noon Day Musical 12 :25—UP News. 12:30—Agricultural America. 12:45—Raymond Swing. 1:00—Johnny Thompson. 1:15—Melodics to Remember. 1:30—Star-Newsreel. 1:55—Facts or Fiction. 2:00—Old Fashioned Revival Hour. 3:00—Longine Symphonette. 3:30—Rotary Club. 3:45—Easy Listening. 4:00—Are These Our Children. 4:30—The Green Hornet. 5:00—Darts For Dough. 5:30—Counterspy. 6:00—Drew Pearson—News. 6:15—Monday Morning Headlines. 6:30—Greatest Story Ever Told. 7:00—Court of Missing Heirs. 7:30—The Clock. 8:00—Music For Sunday. 8:30—The Music Bar. 9 :00—Walter Winchell. 9:15—Louella Parsons. 9:30—Jimmy Fidler. 9:45—Policewoman. 10:00—Theater Guild of the Air. 11:00—News of Tomorrow. 11:15—Set to Music. 11:30—Donahue’s Club Orchestia. WGNI TODAY 8:00—Sign on and News. 8:15—Choir. 8:30—Chapel in the Sky. 9:00—News. 9:05—Carson at the Console. 9:15—National Quintet. 9:30—Tone Tapestries. 10:00—News. 10:05—Hollywood Salon. 10:30—Thomas Peluso. 11:00—News (UP). 11:05—Concert Master. 11:30—Northwestern Reviewing Stand. 12:00—News (UP). 12:05—Glory Pleasants Trip. 1:00—Married For Life. 1:30—Sunday Serenade. 2:00—Sellers Jubilee Singers. 2:30—Bill Cunningham, News. 2:45—What the Veteran Wants to Know. 3:00—Open House. 3 :30—Crimes of Carelessness. 4:00—House of Mystery. 4:30—True Detective Mysteries. 5:00—The Shadow. 5:30—Quick as a Flash. 6:00—Those Websters. 6:30—Nick Carter. 7 :00—Mysterious Traveller. 7 :30—California Melodies. of the Police department and the Fire department, with C. F. Rawls acting as tax collector, and re ceptionist, who smiles when you tell him his city office is dwarfed by the hotel adjacent to it. Besides its two weekly news papers, Jacksonville boasts of a radio station, a 250 watter and two theaters. There is little need to go outside the county for recreation, with small dine and dance halls dotting the highway on the out skirts of town. Wealthiest man in the city was J. W. Burton, who died recently. Burton organized the bank in Jacksonville for $100 a share, and shortly before his death he sold the bank for $1,340 per share after 35 years of successful operation. No one need fed sorry for Jack sonville. It’s not rich, and it’s not poor; it’s not gay, and it’s not! sad: and it has much before it, I as there is behind it, something of few citie* in the nation can 1 boast. 8:00—Alexander's Mediation Board. 8:50—Special Investigator. 8:45—Official Detective. 9:00—Exploring the Unknown. 9:20—Double or Nothing. 10:00—The Gabriel Heatter Show. 10:20—Latin American Serenade. 11:00—William Hillman. 11:15—Eddie Stone’s Orchestra. 11:30—Music to Relax By. 11:55—Newl. 12:00— Sign Off. OVER THE NETWORKS -SUNDAY Changes in programs as listed are due to corrections by networks made too late to incorporate. All times P>I eastern standard. To change to central standard subtract one hour; to mountain standard subtract two hours. Times listed arc those supplied by networks. Relay times by local stations may vary in some instances. 1:00—America, United, a Forum — NBC The People’s Forum, a Forum — CBS Johnny Thompson & His Songs — ABC Married for Life, Interviewing — MBS 1:15—Melodies to Be Remembered—ABC 1:30—U. of Chicago Roundtable — NBC About Radio, by Lyman Bryson — CBS Sammy Kaye & His Serenade — ABC Juvenile Jury, a Youth Forum _ MBS 1 :45—Howard K. Smith Overseas—CBS Weekly Broadcasting for News — CBS Warriors of Peace, Army Show — ABC L. E. Lawes. Anti-Crime Play — MBS 2:15—Canaries are Singing — MBS-basic 2:30—Star Concert and Melton — NBC Music for a Sunday Afternoon _ CBS National Vespers via Radio — ABC News: Vets’ Panel Discussion — MBS 3:00—Parade of Music. Comment—NBC New York Philharmonic Orches. — CBS Dr. Danfield, Dramatic Mystery—ABC Open House, Music and Songs — MBS 3:30—One Man’s Family, Drama — NBC Present from Hollywood Plays _ ABC Crimes of Carelessness, Drama — MBS 3:45—Sam Pettengill’s Comment — ABC 4:00—Quiz Kids and Joe Kelly — NBC RUNNING WATER AT LOW COST Years of extra service from this well-built, dependable Deming "MARVELETTE” Shallow Well Water System, make run ning water cost as little per day as sending a letter. The "MARVELETTE” is so QUIET you can’t hear it run! And it has features you expect only on higher priced systems • . . yet its cost is low. Ask us about Deming Shallow and Deep Well Water Systems. Ihere s a right size at the right Price for YOU! Ask about it. Mill & Contractors Simply Co. Iteming Pumps 121 N. Mater St. Phone Scenes of Jacksonville offer a varied description of the small Tar Heel city. Top left is the Methodist Church, one of the town’s most picturesque buildings, and a place of great activity on Sunday. Above, S. E. Lumpkin, Boh Hartsfieid, and Bernard Morton display a prize catch of maekarel and black bass, caught in New River and other local fishing sites. Left, R. E. Hope, as sistant police chief, shown while studying traffic along Jacksonville’s main street. Furniture Makers Call For Research CHARLOTTE, Feb. 22.— (U.R) — Southern Furniture Manufacturers meeting here today considered warnings that new research in wooden furniture was necessary to meet the competition of alumi num and steel manufactures. C. D. Hosker of Louisville, Ky., said, “manufacturers of wooden furniture can develop new pro ceses to speed production and to improve design.” Are These Our Children, Drama — ABC The House of Mystery Drama — MBS 4:30—Chicago Patterns in Melody _ NBC Phil Spitany with His Girls — CBS The Green Hornet in Mystery — ABC Detective Mysteries via Radio — MBS 5:00—The NBC Symphony Hour — NBC Family Time & Rise Stevens — CBS Quiz Time in the Afternoon — ABC The Shadow’s Mystery Drama — MBS 5:30—Hoagy Carmichael & Songs — CBS David Harding, the Counterspy — ABC Quick as a Flash, for a Quiz — MBS 5:45—Bill Shirer & Commentary — CBS 6:00—The Catholic Radio Service — NBC Ozzie & Harriet, Comedy Show — CBS The Drew Pearson Commentary — ABC Those Websters, Family Drama — MBS 6:15—News Summary for 15 Mins.—ABC 6:30—Bob Burns’ Comedy Show — NBC Kate Smith Singing on Sunday — CBS Greatest Story Every Told, Play—ABC Nick Carter, Detectvie Drama — MBS 7 :00—The Jack Benny Comedy — NBC Gene Autry’s Hollywood Show — CBS Court of Missing Heirs. Drama — ABC Mysterious Traveler Mysteries — MBS 7:30—Phil Karris and Alice Faye — NBC Blondie-Dagwood Comedy Skit _ CBS The Clock, Half-Hour Dramas — ABC Melodies Come from California — MBS 8:00—Charlie McCarthy & Bergen—NBC Sam Spade Adventures, Drama — CBS Detroit Symph. Sunday Hour — ABC Alexander's Mediation Board — MBS 8:30—Fred Allen and Comedy — NBC Crime Doctor. Dramatic Series — CBS Special Investgiator, Dramatic — MBS 8:45—Detective Yarn in 15 Min. — MBS 8:55—Five Minutes News Period — CBS 9:00—Sunday’s Merry-Go-Round NBC Hildegarde with Her Variety — CBS Walter Winchell’s Commentary — ABC Exploring Unknown in Science — MBS 9:15—Commentary on Hollywood — ABC 9:30—Alum of Familiar Music _ NBC Eddie Bracken’s Variety Show — CBS Jimmy Fidler About Hollywood — ABC Double or Nothing in a Quiz — MBS 9:45—Policewomen, Drama Series—ABC 10:00—Don Ameche Variety Show _ NBC Phil Baker’s Take It or Leave It—CBS The Theatre Guild of the Air — ABC Gabriel Heatter’s Story Dramas — MBS 10:30—Meet at Pdrky’s Comedy — NBC We, the People, a Guest Show _ CBS The Latin - America Serenade — MBS 11:00—Variety and News (2 hrs.)—NBC News, Variety, Dancing (2 hrs.) — CBS News and Dance Band Hour — ABC Comment & Dance Bands (2 h.) — ABC 12:00—Dance Band Hr.—ABC-west only '• S. C.SOLONS TALK OF ADJOURNMENT Both Houses Idle Most Of Week, Two Major Bills May Be Passed COLUMBIA, S. C., Feb. 22.—(^P) —Although both houses of the South Carolina General Assembly were inactive most of this week, committee work paved the way for early action on several major items. ^ The Ways and Means Commit tee of the House of Representa tives hoped to lay its version of a general appropriations bill on house members’ desks Tuesday. This would make it possible for the house to debate the pivotal measure Wednesday and send it to the Senate Thursday. Meanwhile, Senate committees gave the upper house several meaty items to debate while wait ing for house action on measure. ' 10 ny,-,. A House-approved resol a constitutional amendmJS low divorces on specified was reported with mt, ^ by the Senate Judiciary r'S tee, and will be read,/, Coi»C:' Tuesday. - *°r de^ In addition the Senat. before it bills to set 'n ^ "it! 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