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OUTSTANDING MAN Award Presented To Gas tonia Man For Outstand ing Service In N. C. GREENSBORO, March 1.— (£>)— Harrelson Yancey, of Gastonia, past president of the Gastonia Junior Chamber of Commerce, re eved the distinguished service award as North Carolina’s out standing young man of the year to night at a banquet of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina jaycees. The banquet and dance which followed were highlights of the quarterly meeting of the board which has been in session here jince this morning. Honor guest for the occassion, Selden F. Waldo, of Gainesville, Fla president of the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, spoke before the 400 persons as sembled for the meeting on the topic. “The Mightiest Weapon of All-American Public Opinion.” •‘The effectiveness of the present united national organization in all too many instances is restricted t>v limitations and restrictions, some of which have been actively urged by the American govern ment,” Waldo said. •The present barriers between nations must be swept away in one bold stroke by the people of the world who rise up and demand that| upon the foundation of the United Nations there be erected a world federated government,” the speak er stated. Mayor George B. Lentz, of Win ston-Salem. a past president of State Jaycees. made the presenta tion to Yancey. Yancey is a member of the Board of Directors of the Gastonia Junior Chamber of Commerce and extension chairman of the North Carolina chamber. He served as chairman of the Jaycee committee responsible for raising $5,000 to purchase uniforms for the Gastonia High school band; and was trea surer of the Gastonia Kiwanis Club. During his administration as president of the Gastonia chamber membership of the organization was increased from 67 to 129 and the club won the state award for outstanding project of the year. It was also selected as second place winner for outstanding club of the year. Yancey is also a member of the Board of Stewards of Main Street Methodist Church and a commit teeman of a Gastonia Boy Scout troop. The recipient of the award was chosen by a committee of five men representing various sections of the state and judgment was based on contributions to North Carolina during 1946. Former School Head Dies At Salisbury SALISBURY, March 1. — (AP) — Stever Gordon Hasty, 72. who as school superintendent of two North Carolina counties headed extensive school consolidation programs, died here today of a heart ailment. A graduate of Wake Forest Col lege. Hasty began his career as an educator shortly after the turn of the century when he served as principal of the one-teacher Churchland school in Davidson county. In 1918 he was elected Davidson county superintendent and in that post he consolidated 93 small county schools into 28 mod ern institutions, one of which was named in his honor. He came to Rowan County in 1930 and as head of the county’s school system he carried out a similar consolidation program, also supervising a big federal building program and requiring all county teachers to have grade A certifi cates. He retired in 1945. Air Line Claims New Record Made NEW YORK. March 1 — f/P)— Trans World Air Lines today claimed its Constellation "The Star of New York” had set a com mercial record of 11 hours and 55 minutes in a non-stop flight from Shannon, Eire, to La Guardia field. Hie line said the previous com mercial record over the distance 12 hours and 10 minutes. MODEST MAIDENS Trademark RejrUtered U. S. Patent Office <*3Ay Alan- I! Af> NtwsJevtv,m i "Jeepers! 1 guess I’m making my cakes a little too light!” Don’t Try To Cheat The Income Tax Man By ALEXANDER R. GEORGE WASHINGTON, March 1—(/P)—A policeman in a southern state quit law enforcement, went into the auto mobile. business, cheated on his income taxes and then left his sixth wife. She informed the Bureau of Internal Reve nue, and he had to pay $9,000 in delinquent taxes and penalties. * A man in California failed to pay a traffic fine. The sheriff ar rested him and in searching him found bankbooks showing deposits of $34,000 and no withdrawals. In vestigation disclosed he was a gambler and had never filed an income tax return. He paid taxes and penalties too... It wouldn’t pay you to try to cheat on that 1946 income tax re turn, due March 15. Secretary of the Treasury Snyder says the In ternal Revenue Bureau is "break ing all records in the recovery of additional revenues from would be tax evaders.” ‘‘A steady procession of cases into the' federal courts.” says Snyder, “’is demonstrating that cheating on federal taxes does not pay.” A drive launched in 194o and still going strong has resulted in levying of more than $2,000,000,000 in additional taxes and penalties. Snyder explains that while a part of this represents “technical ad justments,” rather than outright evasion, the greater portion stems from the tax enforcement cam paign. The Revenue Bureau has many ways of tracking down tax dodgers. Among the most effective are: 1. Tips from informers, who get rewards up to 10 per cent of the tax collected from cheaters. 2. Regular report? from banks throughout the country on unusual cash transactions. 3. Close checkups on business operations and tax returns by ex pert auditors in the bureau. 4. Information furnished by OPA. Department of Justice, state and local authorities. 5. Investigation of persons who flash big bank rolls at resorts and. night spots. The bureau receives thousands of tax-evading tips from grudge bearing employes and former em ployes, estranged wives, spite motivated relatives and acquain tances and sundry citizens with an apparent zeal for law enforce ment. The identity of informers is kept secret by the bureau. Congress appropriates $100,000 yearly for payment of rewards for information leading to the convic tion in court or the recovery of delinquent taxes. The largest re ward in a single case was $79,999 paid a few years ago to a group of four persons. They disclosed a SPECIAL NOTICE The undersigned Barber Shops of Wilmington Will Observe The Follow ing Hours and Prices: DAILY-8 A. M.TILL 6 P. M. SATURDAY- 8 A. M.TILL. . 7 P. M. CLOSE 12 O'CLOCK NOON EVERY WEDNESDAY PRICES: Kafr Cutting_65c Shaves . 35c A. i i I " * w rrton Barber Shop j^aPe Fear Barber Shop jNace Barber Shop ^'Imington Hotel Barber Shop Di*e Barber Shop Peoples Barber Shop H°bhs Barber Shop Jtadham's Barber Shop Upper's Barker Shop Gainey's Barber Shop Kelly's Barber Shop Wenberg's Barber Shop Hilburn & McCoy Barber Shop Sanitary Barber Shop Ed. Milligan's Barber Shop Hilburn's Barber Shop Lake Forest Barber Shop Rigg's Barber Shop device by which a corporation evaded taxes through manipula tion of foreign subsidiaries. Informers, incidentally, must pay tax on the money they receive as rewards. A notice to that effect accompanies their reward checks The cooperation of banks has played an important part in trap ping tax cheaters. A $25,000 new, paper-wrapped package of “confetti,” delivered to a south western bank, figured in the con viction of a big time liquor black market operator. He was Alex Steinberg of Dallas, Tex., sentenced to ecght years in prison for tax evasion involving more than three quarters of a million dollars. It was the second most severe sentence in tax pen alty history. A1 Capone was sen tenced for 11 years. The investigation of Henry Lus tig, operator of numerous New York enterprises including a chain of restaurants, started after re ports of large currency deposits. Lustig was sentenced to four years in prison and fined $115,000. The bureau is trying to collect some $6,000,000 in additional taxes and penalties in the Lustig case. Sometimes a “little fellow” gets into the big money and tries to conceal it. A Kentucky mountain eer. uneducated and father of nine children, moved to a city and en tered business. He quickly in creased his net worth $35,000 al though he admitted net income of only one-fifth that amount. He had to sell some of his property to pay the tax assessment of more than $8,000. Some people try to conceal the amount of their income by scatter ing it. Louis K. Berkoff, Milwau kee manufacturer, who drew a 4 1-2-year prison sentence, had ac counts in more than 250 banks and other financial institutions. Bags jammed with bills, and S80.000 dumped on his bed in a midwest hospital, were features of the case of Tom Gorman, broad way playboy and liquor black market operator. He was sent enced to 3 1-2 years in prison and fined $10,000. 4-H ACTIVITIES IN FULL SWING New Hanover County Group Cooperating In National Movement New Hanover county 4-H boys and girls are in full swing with National 4-H Club Week which started • yesterday and continues through next Sunday, March 9. Miss Nancy Ingram, assist ant home demonstration agent, pointed out yesterday that the pur pose of the week is to familiarize the public with 4-H activities. Through this 4-Hers hope to at ract other boys and girls into the organization. The 4-H clubs are organized groups of young people who are engaged in farming, homemaking, or community activities under the guidance’ of cooperative extension workers and local volunteer lead ers trained by them. Any boy or girl between the ages of 10 and 21 who agrees to “learn to do by doing” may enroll. The group elects its own officers, plans and conducts programs based on the needs and interests of the young people, holds regular meet ings, and takes part in community activities. The 4-H program is helping to increase farm incomes, improve standards of living, increase the satisfactions from community life, and prepare young people for the future. The national 4-H pledge tells their noble objectives. “I pledge— “My Head to clearei thinking, “My Heart to greater loyalty, “My Hands to larger service. “My Health to better living, for my club, my community and my country.” $165,000 WHARF FIRE PEARL HARBOR, March 1.—(JP) —Tire Navy said today damage' in Thursday’s spectacular wharf fire was estimated at $165,000. More than 873 feet of wharf was de stroyed and 452 feet damaged. Twenty-five firefighters weie rnei come by.smoke but all have been released after hospital treatment. Walter Wintchell (Continued From Page Six) “Putting freedom in the hands of cowards is like putting1 a throat in the hands of a strangler.” Which reminds us: During the filming of the flicker, “Wilson ” a group of influential politicos went to Producer Zanuck and warned him unless he suppressed the film he might regret it. . .Zanuck twho is a Republican!) answered the threat this way: He said if he had to suppress “Wilson,” he wouldn’t care as he had a better film in mind: “The Life and Times of Waren G. Harding.” Period. Topic A among Capital cocktail partyites is the skid of the Re pubs. The Elephant Boys who were supposed to show us the way to Easy Street are heading up blind alleys. . .The split between Taft and Vandenberg underlines the GOP’s confusion. . .All of which inspired this crack at a cocktail clambake the other night: “Taft and Vandenberg started out seeing eye to eye and now they can’t stand the sight of each other! ” Those incorrigible politicos who have taken an iresponsible atti tude toward the A-bomb problem should have read an interview with Dr. Stafford L. Warren, who was the chief radiological safety officer at the Bikini bomb tests. . . .Dr. Warren pointed out if an A-bomb were dropped on a city— the fissionable material would get into everything — water supplies, crops, etc. . .Warren concluded with these woflps: “I’m not so woried about the killing of 50 to 75 million people as I am about the wiping out of resources.-' Happy nightmare! Repubs who are planning to slash d e fense appropriations should be reminded: If you think saving money is more important than having enough weapons' to win a war—see what you can buy with Confederate money. From the book titled “Give Them Their Dreams” (Farrar, Rinehart): “The best thing that can happen to any girl is to have her heart broken while she is still young enough to grow beautiful on it. It gives a nice, limpid look to the eyes—better than eyeshadow— and increases allure fifty per cent.” I don’t believe it. The latest eruption of the Big Bench feud (between Justices Black and Jackson) recalls this one: Justice Brandeis once lis tened to a lengthy argument among his colleagues. After it was over Bran deis commented: “Sometimes arguments seem so futile to me. or behind every argument I have ever heard lies the astounding ignorance of some one.” Temperature is not as important as wind in cooling the body. MINSTREL’S 6TH SHOWING READY Acme-Delco American Legion To Present Perfor mance In Waccamaw The American Legion Post No. 289, of Acme—Delco, will present its sixth, annual Minstrel per formance on Tuesday, March 4, 8:00 p. m. in the Waccamaw High school auditorium, according to an announcement last night, by Barney Rogers, chaplain of the Post. The show features Top Brown and his Radio Ramblers, com posed of M. D. Edwards, M. T. Edwards, Delbert Brown, Ray Fowler, and “Little Miss Hildred Bordeaux”, singing and dancing sensation only seven years old. The “black face comedians include the interlocutor, Eddison Burns, and his nine men; A1 Burns, J. W. Wooten Jim Heath, Barney Rogers, John Wright Butler, Leon Chestnut, Thomas Applewhite, Thomas Dunham. The high school girl’s chorus of Acme — Delco will be present to render the vocal arrangements of the performance. The chorus in cludes; Marion Williams, Hazel Johnson. Mildred Bordeaux, Bar bara Williams, Betty Lou Hilburn, Katherine Marks, Doris Carrol, and Alene Roberts. The show is under the direction of Mrs. Lela Bums, and the musi cal effects are directed by Mrs. Amoret Butler. “In the past presentations of the Minstrel,” Chaplain Rogers remarked, “there has been excel lent response from the public, and we hope to have as good a showing to give the folks this time as we have done in the past.” Western Electric Leases N. C. Site WINSTON-SALEM, March 1. — tfP)—Operations of the Radio Divi sion of the Western Electric Com pany today headed toward provid ing employment for 5,000 North Carolinians with the announcement the company had leased property formerly occupied by the Arista Mills here. C. C. Randolph, manager of the radio shops here, said some 750 persons will be employed by the end of the year in the new location after renovations are completed. Airborne radar equipment will be made. DAVIDSON WINS DAVIDSON, March 1 — (JP)— Davidson college closed its 1947 basketball season tonight, defeat ing the College of Charleston, 67-55. The rows of kernals on an ear of corn are always in even num jbers. Letters To The Editor (Continued From Page Six) out of his misery in a painless manner. I have heard of dog-catchers in this country but I have yet to see cne in action. I would also like to know why the Society for Preven tion of Cruelty to Animals doe’s not do something about this very pitiful situation. From an upstairs window over looking Front street the other day I saw a little white dog hit by a car. The dog ran on to the side walk yelping pitifully, holding up his front paw which had been in jured. He was obviously terrified and ran from one passerby to an other for help, but not one per son in the whole of that section of Front street attempted to help that poor animal in any way. To me, that is something of which Wilmington should be thoroughly asnamed. Apart from this, how many man driving a car can in jure or kill a dog and not stop is beyond my comprehension. It appears to me to be only com mon decency for the driver to carry the dog to a veterinary sur geon if injured, or else remove the body from the middle of the road if he had been killed. In either case, the driver should cer tainly try. to find the owner the animal. A common decency, yes — but sadly lacking in this community. I have seen more stray and badly treated dogs in six months in Wilmington than I have seen during my whole life in England, and we do not have such things as dog-catchers over there. I guess it is because we know how to look after our animals and the Royal Society of Cruelty to Ani mals has clinics in most cities where treatment is given to all animals for a very small remun eration, or even fire if the owner of the dog is unable to pay. Apart from this the law deals very se verely with those non-stop motor t~~ I PAINTS ! Lewis1 Hardware Company MARKET & FRONT —1 111 " "■■■ ists and other people who allow animals to suffer. It may seem a terrible thing to say, but I would rather see a per son injured than a dog, simply because the human being gets all possible aid and is able to tell people where he has been injured. In fact, he gets all the help and attention that a dog does not, and yet they are bpth susceptible to the same pain, disease and hun ger. I have spoken many times on this subject to Wilmingtonians, but all I get is a shrug of the shoulders and a "don’t care" at titude. I suppose that Mr. Willard and I are rather like a very small voice in the wilderness but let us not forget that dog is one of man’s greatest friends and companions, so let us treat him as such. MRS. FRANCES TOLEK Wilmington, N. C. Feb. 26. 1947. Governor Commends State 4-H Clubs RALEIGH, March 1—(£>)—Gov. R. Gregg Cherry commended members of the North Carolina 4-H club week which begins today. “Nearly 100,000 young people in North Carolina, are participating in the programs of 1.955 4-H. clubs. This state is largely rural so a program that touches this part of our life is of tremendous impor tance .to all. North Carolina has no finer asset than her young people, and n youth organization exceeds the 4-H clubs in building citizenship," his letter read. The photo-electric ceil is being used by scientists at Canisius Col lege, Buffalo, N. Y., to detect earthquakes. Dial 2-3311 For Newspaper Service Draft Act Extension May Be Asked Monday WASHINGTON, March 1—(iP>— Congress may be told Monday, whethei President Trumln and tlie military heads want the draft act extended or are willing for it to die Mar~h 31. There were indications at th« White House that a presidential statement was to be issued today but latter plans were made to send a message to Congress probably on Monday. 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