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rrssfSLssssjr’s^Tssa *■u *■ <*w^sesjs slssj'H DEPARTMENT HAS SEVEN CARS AVAILABLE—Seven patrol cars, equipped with two-way radios, are available to the police department. Two men a re assigned to each car in operation. Members shown with the cars, are left to right, B. J. Dillon, J. E. Moore, Captain O. V. Thompson, Sgt J. T Rich, Lt. L. A. Teague, G. R. H. Peterson. Standi ng beside the car in the rear is R. E. (Ducky) Gal loway, police mechanic. Obituaries DONOVAN SHEFFIELD WHITEVILLE, April 13—Fune ral lervices for Donovan B. Shef field, 22-year-old son of Mr. and Mr*. E. H. Sheffield of Whiteville, who died Saturday night at 9:30 o'clock will be held Monday after noon at 3:30 o'clock from the -McKenzie Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. F. N. Lamb assisted by Father Howard will officiate and interment will follow in the Whiteville cemetery, one brotheroOfvnwTuree-hisCRca. He is survived by his parents; one brother, Harold Sheffield; and two sisters, Mrs. Barbara S. Formy Duval and Miss Eileen Sheffield, all of Whiteville. Mr. Sheffield was a World War II veteran, serving in the U. S. LIQUID METHOD PROVES FASTER TO EASE THE PAIN OF Gets-It” is so easy to apply. Starts to work at once. No long wait for relief of pain, as with slow-melting medications. Navy, and was a graduate of Whiteville High school. THOMAS E. HEWITT Funeral services for Thomas E. Hewitt, 16, of Spofford, who died early Saturday morning in James Walker Memorial hospital after a short illness, will be held from the chapel of Ward Funeral home Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with the Rev. Austin Wheeler officiat ing. Interment will follow in Del gado Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers are Charles Bridges, Charles Blanton, Bobby Gay, Billy Gore, Ronald Hobbs, and Douglas Batcher. He is survived by his parents: Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Hewitt of this city; grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Tom Spencer of Bladen boro; five sisters: Lennie Mae Jorhan, of Monk’s Corner, S. C.; Mrs. Catherine Holloman, Mrs. Charles Rising, Mrs. Glenn Carnes, and Miss Madie Ruth Hewitt, all of this city, one broth er: Charles S. Hewitt, Jr., of this city and several aunts and uncles. JOSEPH ELBERT HARRASON Funeral services were held for Joseph Elbert Harrason, of Hamp stead yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Union Methodist church of Hampstead. Officiating at the services were Rev. J. M. Carroll, and itnerment followed in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers were R. J Griffin, C. E. Carney, C. Murray, A. Register, J. A. Platt, and M. L ' GRAND OPENING TO-NIGHT AU This Week EELLAMY PARK 19th and Dawson Sts. WILMINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT Presents o5a*TEB illm? °0UflW WORTH Of «u OUT DOOR Entertainment 40 Railroad Cars, 20 Big Shows 20 Thrill Rides, Big Circus Acts THE LARGEST SHOW EVER TO EXHIBIT IN WILMINGTON Clements. Honorary pallbearers were L. W. Howard, James Howard, Jr., Elmore Howard, J. A. Sanders, Harold Howard, David Autrey, D. R. Futch, James Hoivard, J. W. Sanders, J. F. Howard, Cliff Morris, and M. H. Motte. JOHN Q. ELKINS CI-S'DBOURN, April 13.—Fun eral services for John Q. Elkins. 64. who ’ died Saturday morning after a brief illness, were held from the Galieed Baptist church at 3:30 Sunday by the Rev. R. J. Rasberry. Interment followed in the church cemetery. He is survived by his wife, four sons: E. J. Elkins, of Whiteville, Route 2; J. B. Elkins and Virgie Elkins of Bladenboro; Wilkes El kins of the U. S. Army, stationed in Italy; two daughters: Mrs. Burnice Hardin and Miss Elsie Elkins both of Bladenboro; two' brothers; Larence Elkins, of Or-! lando, Fla., and Dick Elkins of Clarkton; and one sister: Mrs. Kate Wooten of Clarkton. CARL VEASEY Relatives here were notified of the sudden death of Carl Veasey of Greensboro early Sunday morn ing at his home. He is survived by a brother, Sidney Veasey of Wilmington who formerly resided here, it was learned last night. Complete details of funeral ar rangements were not available last night. MILLION WORKERS MAY STAGE STRIKE Unions In New Jersey Plan Demonstration Against State Statute NEWARK, April 13 — (U.R) — CIO, AFL, Railroad Brotherhood and independent unions, represent ing almost a million workers, to day mapped a statewide New Jer sey strike for next Friday to pro test the state’s drastic action against striking telephone workers. A one-day sympathy strike was planned by the labor joint legisla tive committee headed by Assem blyman Lewis M. Hermann, a Re publican. New Jersey labor lead ers were angered by passage of an amendment to the anti-utility strike bill providing fines and jail sentences for individual workers striking on a state-seized public utility. Gov. Alfred Driscoll, who push ed passage of the amendment, said today he had heard nolhlng of a general strike. Walter T. Margetts, chairman of the New Jersey State Mediation board, went to Washington today to urge Joseph Beirne, president of the National Federation of Tel ephone workers, to order New Jer sey telephone jvorkers to return to their jobs. It was reported that he would tell Beirne the state was prepared to prosecute individual strikers if they continued their strike now that the state has seized the tele phone company. Three New Jer sey women, union leaders, already have been charged with violation of the anti-strike law and two will appear in Common Pleas court j SPLITS IN DEPARTMENT ARE EXPECTED TO MEND Restoring Morale Of Police Forpe Consider ed One Of Main Tasks Facing New Chief; Activity Among Personnel Good Sign BY EARL HOWARD Star Staff Writer As the Wilmington police department moves slowly out of the spotlight with the appointment of Lt. Hubert Hayes as chief, a state of normalcy, broken dramatically in Jan uary with the arrest of two members of the force on break ing and entering charges, is expected to return. To climb out on the proverbial limb by predicting that such a state- of affairs shortly will exist might not be con Port City Items Registration for the city primary election on April 21 now totals 7,804, according to Robert Strange, deputy registrar. Voters here will name five councilmen from the 14 candidates which have qualified. O. G. Bain, local manager of the Southern Bell Telephene company, said that he was unable to de termine the exact number of work ers which have returned to duty here since last Monday’s walkout. “All reports from the various de partments are not in yet,’’ Bain said last night. --— fi The North Carolina Symphony orchestra will present fwo concerts here on Thursday. During the af ternoon a free concert is sched uled for the school children of the county, while that evening the second concert will be heard at New Hanover High school audito rium. Patricia Hardwdck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Hardwick, Wrightsville Beach, and freshman at Greensboro College, is listed among the students who rank in the highest ten per cent of the class. The New Hanover High school Parent-Teachers-Student associa tion will meet Tuesday night in the school auditorium, it was an nounced last night by Walter Car tier, chairman of publicity. A meeting of the Southeastern North Carolina Beach association will be held Tuesday night at 7:45 o’clock in the Chamber of Com merce office, it was announced last night by Walter Cartier, secre tary. The Rev. Mortimer Glover, rec tor of St. James Episcopal church, will be the featured speaker at the kick-off meeting for workers in the New Hanover county Cancer fund campaign today at 10 a. m. in the Sorosis clubhouse,, 116 N. Third st. Alumni of Wake Forest College in New Hanover and Pender coun ties will meet tonight at 7:30 o’clock in the Friendly cafeteria. The Rev. Eugene Olive of Wake Forest will be present to show architect’s blueprints of the new site for the college in Winston Salem and to conduct a discussion on the moving of the college. Information concerning the Na tional Aquatie schools have been received from the Area Red Cross office in Atlanta, Ga., by C. H. McAllister, chairman of Safety Services for the Wilmington Chap ter American Red Cross, and any one interested may obtain date from the local chapter home, 411 S. Front st. An inquest into the death of Jerome Hicks, 4-year-old Negro, who died as a result of being struck by an automobile last Fn day night on the Castle Hayne road will be held tomorrow night at 8’ o’clock in the county court house, according to Coroner Gor don Doran. W. L. Burkheimer was released under a $1,000 bond last Friday night after being charged with hit and run driving resulting in death in connection with the accident. J. B. Huntington, secretary of the Wilmington Minister’s Associa tion announced last night that there will be no meeting of the association today at the Y.M.C.A. One meeting already has been held this month, he said. DYNAMITE (Continued from Page One) the edge of the lake where I learn ed it was Harwood. Loses Consciousness “He was still conscious and we walked together for seven miles crossing the mouth of the Wacca maw river until we reached Dupre landing where we found a man who brought us to the hospital. At the hospital Harwood lost con sciousness.” Stanley said that the investigat ing party found tlus bodies of Shef field and Harrelsbn about 20 feet apart, 100 yards from shore. Har relson’s body was badly mangled, the sheriff said, while one of Shef field’s legs was torn into shreds. Further out in the lake was the bow of the boat in which Stanley said he found several charges of dynamite. The boat had been blown in half and the stern had not been located late today. Stanley said several blankets and coats in the bow indicated the party had gone on an over night lake trip. He said Todd hai been unable to explain the cause of the explosion. tomorrow for preliminary exami nation. The third was given an extension to go on her honey moon. A general strike would be par ticularly felt in Northern New Jer sey, one of the most heavily-in dustrialized sections of the nation. A mass meeting was scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday in Newark, with workers in Newark and neighbor ing cities leaving their jobs to at tend# If the railroad workers join the strike, it would mean another tie up on a public utility. Eat legal experts said they would not be subject to prosecution until and unless seized by the state, * sidered the thing to do at the present time. The fact that Hayes is untried in the post he now holds by virtue of city manager and city council action the past Friday most surely must be taken into consideration by any 'prognosticator attempting to play the role to the hilt. Nevertheless, it behooves one to hope, and expect, that within a moon or two the Wilmington police department will return to the degree of efficiency which only a relatively short time ago mark ed it as one of the most efficient law enforcement agencies in North Carolina. The Mr. Citizen of Wilmington is not the only one hoping for the best. It is an exception and not a rule that once a man gets a taste of wearing a police uni form he is not satisfied unless he is in one. Life-Time Job „ To be specific, on more than one occasion members of the local police force have said in effect, “I fully expect to stay in this game as long as I live, or until the golden date of my retirement appears.” Thus it was with a good deal of chagrin and embarrassment that local police learned that first one, and then two, of their fellow mem bers had been accused of cheating a bit on the way around the streets of the city. One member of the department expressed what seemed to be the general feeling of his brothers in blue when he remarked: “I don’t know whether to quit or not. If I do I’ll be suspected of something. Then on the other hand if I stay on some smart guy will make a crack and we’ll get all riled up. Then we’ll cool off for a bit and then comes that let-down feeling. To tell the truth, the whole mess kind of brands all of us. But, he said musingly, "you can’t hardly blame that guy.” Then came the resignation of "Charlie” Casteen. Then the death of Phil Parrish, and the sub sequent void caused by the delay in naming a chief. Force Split Perhaps it vyas only natural that the force was split about three ways from Sunday over who the different factions wanted to head the department. Natural or not, it became rather gloomy around headquarters whenever the sub ject of the vacancy was mention ed. It finally reached the point where, with one or two exceptions the only thing in the minds of the officers was that a man be named. Any man almost, just as long as that office across the hall was filled permanently, more or less. This attitude was quickened by the pointed warning of City Man ager J. R. Benson, "The Man Up stairs,” that it would not be to the best Interests of the department if the splits among the members increased as the result of that ever present reminder that some wanted one man and some wanted an other. Then Hayes was named. A collective sigh of relief stirred the entire city hall. He might not be the choice of every man. But there was a chief of police. Important Appointment It would only be fair to say that the appointment meant a great deal to that “Man Upstairs.” Faced with the almost impossible task of naming a man acceptable to everyone, he waited with what a good many felt was uncanny patience until that controversial civil service law arrived so that some action might be taken It did finally arrive and action was taken swiftly. Thus things are back to a sem blance of normal once again. It would be almost too pouch to hope that the morale of the police force would once again, magically, re turn overnight. It possibly could but it probably won’t. There have been perhaps one or two too many splits within the department itself for any nor mal state of affairs to return within the space of a few days. It will no doubt be weeks, maybe months, before the proud feeling which characterizes an efficient unit re appears. One thing on the credit side of the department ledger, however, is recognized by a good many observant Wilmingtonians. This is that throughout the entire period of indecision which has at one time or another wrapped the force in a state of semi-gloom, the FIVE MEN NOW COMPOSE DETECTIVE FORCE—Upon the shoulders o fthe detective force falls the , ‘"5 th? day-to-day crimes, which rang e from petty thefts to felonies The members of the plain clothes department are, from left to rig ht, Norwood Wolfe, I.t. L. A Teague, head of the detail; former Lt. (now chief), Hubert Hayes; Sgt E. B. (Red) Murray; Sgt. J. T. Rich, and Sgt. J. UflilGe MEN IN COMMAND OF THE SECOND SHIFT—11. Coy Etheridge, (facing camera), is the officer in charge of the second shift, which operates from four o’clock in the afternoon to midnight Shown with Etheridge is Sgt. L. B. Rourk, a likeable Irishman, who is secon 1 !o c''remand to Etheridge as far as the second shift is concerned._—(All Pictures By Bob Hodgkin) griping has been confined to the recreation room. A few friends knew the feelings of the officers. But they were for the most part trusted friends and whatever took place in the way Of bitterness usually happened in private. Forthcoming Program One very bright streak of light appearing as far as morale is concerned is the forthcoming pro gram of the force. It is a usually accepted fact that as long as there is a unity of interest morale is not dead. It may be sick and sore, but not unto death. Today a police carnival gets underway. A police ball is sched uled for May 31. All this activity means that tne police force is not a dead force. And the activity must be considered creditable. It is accepted universally that in a good many instances man’s memory is short. As far as cer tain things are concerned this is bad. For the most part it is good. It is to the credit of the average man that he remembers the good and not the bad. When the bad happens that is foremost in his mind at the moment. The good lingers a bit longer, however. As far as the Wilmington ponce department is concerned it is only reasonable to expect that the un fortunate things of the past three months soon will be forgotten. This does not mean that vigilance should be forgotten. It would be unfair to city officials to suppose that in the months and years ahead the lessens which the past three months has taught will be tossed overboard as someting of which to be rid. The lessons were hard-learned and costly ones. RAT PROGRAM CLINTON, April 13—The Clinton Jaycees will sponsor the Rat Con trol program campaign here scheduled to get' underway next Thursday afternoon. The poison was bought by the local body and will be distributed with the aid of town employes. It is estimated that one-third of Florida’s income is derived direc-t ly or indirectly from tourist trade. ■MfelflBBl LAST TIMES TODAY mi iii i RETURNED FOR THE HUNDREDS WHO ASKED FOR IT • • • •!! In A Musical Thrill "100 MEN AND A GIRL" —With— ADOLPHE MENJOU 5 DAYS STARTING TOMORROW GEORGE RAFT -In— * “I STOLE A MILLION” W. C. FIELDS —In— “YOU CAN’T CHEAT * AN HONEST MAN” Coming—-“THE EGG AND 1” BOARD (Continued from Page One) 29 years, is expected to again tend er his resignation as chairman of the county home and farm com mittee. At last week’s meeting of the commissioners^ Trask was pre vailed upon to hold in abeyance his proffered resignation for a period of 30 days. That was last Monday, but on Tuesday afternoon Trask told Chairman Hewlett that he had “slept over the matter and was still determined to quit.” Trask said that his resignation from the county home committee came immediately after the com missioners refusal to uphold his contentions that the inmates of the »«KA$r<M» 5RNC0B Uritfioyt# JW/ Last Day Prices OAq Ind Always »)U Tax “The Devil Thumbs A Ride” With TED NORTH - NAN LESLIE BETTY LAWFORD -Added Comedy - Color Cartoon Latest World News Today He’s A Fighting Buckaroo! Prices TEX Always RITTER _ . —In— 24C “Mystery Of The mcl Tax Hooded ^Horseman” Color Cartoon | Novelty - News | —TOMORROW— “DANGER WOMAN” —With— PATRICIA MORRISON home were not receiving kind treatment at the hands of Superin tendent C. M. 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