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HOUSE MAY VOTE
ON RENT CONTROI
A
Rules Committee Will
Limit Debate On Amend
ments To Rent Bill
WASHINGTON. April 29- (U.R)—
The House Rules committee to
day agreed to limit debate on
legislation to extend Federal rent
control but to give the House a
chance to vote on amendments
either to abolish it or grant an
immediate nationwide rent in
crease.
The House may take up the bill
tomorrow. As approved by the
Banking committee, it would bar a
general rise and extend controls
until at least December 31. They
are now scheduled to expire June
30.
In sending the measure to the
floor under an open rule, the com
mittee cleared the way for votes
on a series of amendments. Chief
among them is one to permit an
immediate general 10 per cent
rent hike. Another would discon
tinue all controls after June 30.
Members Protest
Although it voted against a gen
eral increase now, the Banking
committee amended the bill to
permit landlords and tenants to
enter into a mutual agreement rais
ing rents 15 per cent, provided
they signed a lease extending be
yond December 31, 1948. In a
minority report attacking this pro
vision, Reps. Donald L. O’Toole,
D., N. Y., and Frank Buchanan,
D.! Pa., called it “a hidden 15 per
cent rent increase.” They claimed
landlords would use the •'volun
tary” feature as a “whip” over
tenants.
The bill permits an additional
control extension, without further
congressional action, fro: Decem
ber 31 until March 31, 1948, -f the
president considers it necessary
and notifies congress of Is find
ings by December 15. It would
wipe out the Office of Housing Ex
pediter Frank Creedon and put
the Federal housing and rent pro
grams under a permanent federal
agency to be chosen by the presi
dent.
Similar Bill
A similar bill has been approved
by the Senate Banking committee,
but it would keep Creedon’s agen
cy intact and give him control
over rent opei .tions. The senate
measure, likewise barring a gen
eral increase, would extend con
trols to March 1, next yerr. In
ar. effort to get the program back
on a “hometown” basis, ii would
set up voluntary boards in rental
areas throughout the country to
recommend decontrol, area in
creases, and action on individual
landlord’s hardship cases.
RALEIGH FIREMEN
SAVE TWO LIVES
Little Girl, Negro Cook,
Overcome By Gas Fumes
Revived By Attendants
GREENSBORO, April 29—(AP)—
A 14-month old girl and a Negro
cook, found unconscious in a gas
filled house at 304 East Bessemer
avenue today owed their lives to
prompt action by firemen and am
b —e attendants in using resus
elatorfi.
oara Lillian Howell, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Howell,
had recovered from effec's of the
fumes, which escaped into her
home from a gas heater, to leave
Sternberger hospital tonight, wl~'. 3
the cook, Dorothy Miller was re
ported “much improved” at L.
Richardson hospital.
Howell, returning home with
Mrs. Howell for lunch, found the
house locked. He broke the screen
of a kitchen door, unlatched it,
and found his child and the cook
lying on the floor in a bedroom.
They had become nauseated by
the fumes and •-andnered in con
fusion through the tightly closed
house. Howell summoned aid and
a fireman’s rescue squad, using
a, resuscitator, revived the baby
immediately. Ambulance men
ftom a funeral home used similar
equipment to revive the cook with
in several minutes.
Send your furs and valued win
ter garments to a professional
storage for safe-keeping over the
summer months. Even a moth
proof closet can’t offer the protec
tion of sealed vaults where tem
perature and humidity arc care
fully controlled.
Cooked A Fine Dinner;
Then Threw It To Dog
One lady recently stated that
she used to throw her own dinner
to the dog most of the time. It
made her sick just to look at any
thing to eat. She was swollen with
gas, full of bloat, had headaches,
felt worn out and was badly con
stipated. Fmally she got INNER
AID and says she now eats every
. thing in sight and digests it per
fectly. Bowels are regular and not
mal. She is enjoying life once
more and feels like "some other
woman” since taking this New
Compound.
INNER-AID contains 12 Great
Herbs; they cleanse bowels,
clear gas from stomach, act on
sluggish liver and kidneys. Miser
able people soon feel diffirent all
over So don’t go on suffering!
Get INNER-AID. Sold by all drug
store s.___
“BINKS”
PAINT SPRAYING
EQUIPMENT
“FOR AUTOMOBILES
AND HOUSES”
SEE IT AT
GREGG BROS.
MARKET & FRONT
Dial 9655
Obituaries ;
, MRS. LAURA S. BRITT
LUMBERTON, April 29.—Mrs.,
i Laura S. Britt 72, widow of the late
'Harley Britt, died Tuesday at 3:30
I a. m. at the home of her daugh
| ter, Mrs. Eleby Britt, with whom
j she lived in Lumberton. Funeral
! arrangements are incomplete.
Surviving are two daughters,
Mrs. Britt and Mrs. George Car
trette of East Lumberton; two
sisters. Mrs. George Wilkins of
East Lumberton, and Mrs. Floyd
Britt of Lumberton; nine grand
children, and four great grand
i children. She was a daughter of
S the late Sion and Lenora Stone
Britt.
AUSTIN LEE ANDERSON
WHITEVILLE. April 29.—A full
military funeral will be accorded
Austin Lee Andersor AMM3-C, 21,
who was killed Sunday in an auto
1 mobile accident at Patuxent River,
Md., where he was stationed at a
Naval Air station.
Funeral services will be con
ducted Wednesday at 4 p. m. from
the Hallsboro Baptist church, of
which he was a member, by the
pastor, the Rev. R. J. Rasberry.
Interment will follow in the
Pierce cemetery.
Young Anderson was a graduate
of Hallsboro high school in the
class of 1943. On graduation he
joined the Navy.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs.
Leroy Kinter of Renfrow. Pa.; his
foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lora
Ward of Hallsboro; and Uis ma
ternal grandfather, J. W. Shipman
of Hallsboro.
MRS. DOZIER WASS
Mrs. Dozier Wass, 70. mother of
Mrs. J. B. McCabe, former Wil
mington resident, died Sunday aft
ernoon at her home in Fernandine,
Fla., it was learned here yester
day.
Mrs. McCabe was a Wilmington
resident until 1936 when she moved
to the Florida city. Her husband
was a member of an auditing firm
here until his death.
DAVID A. BROWN
Funeral services for David A.
Brown, 51, 226 Keaton avenue who
died in the James Walker Me
morial hospital Sunday, were held
yesterday at 4 p. m. from the chap
el of the Ward Funeral home.
The Rev. J. A. Russell officiated.
Active pallbearers were Rus
sell Wood, C. E. Simpson, Jr., E.
F. Bryant, W. E. Hand, F. C. Lyon
and T. E. Moody. Honorary; Dr.
J. W. Hooper, Dr. G. R. C. Thomp
son, Dr. D. R. Murchison, C. M.
Harrington, S. Bryan Broadfoot.
Alex Sholas, James Crute, Harry
Symmes, C. C. Myers, Jr., Ed
Partrick, W. D. Jones, Elmer
Snipes, Cliff Morriss, Jr., J. P.
Russ, W. R. Hadley, Lewis F. Or
mond, Horace King, Leslie Gore.
D. C. North, W. B. Walker, Bill
Farror, Harry Farror, and Henry
Efnmerson.
W. O. SELLERS
TABOR CITY. April 29.—
Funeral services for W. O. Sellers
of Route 3 Conway, S. C., who died
in the Conway hospital Monday
after a short illness, were held
yesterday from the Juniper Bay
Baptist church at 3 o'clock, with
the Rev. Burney Martin officiat
ing. Interment followed in the
Juniper Bay cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, the
former Mary Maritt; one daughter,
Mrs. Mary Frances Sellers of
Conway; six sons, Archie, Boyd.
Roymand, McNeil, Eugene, and
Cecil of Conway, S. C.; two sis
ters, Miss Hattie Sellers of Con
way, and Mrs. Messie Connor of
Atlanta, Ga.; and two brothers.
Berry and Mach of Conway.
THOMAS G. SESSIONS
WHITEVILLE. April 29.—Thom
as G. Sessions, 88, of the Welches
Creek community in Whiteville,
died at his residence yesterday
after an illness of two weeks. He
was a retired farmer.
Funeral services were held at
3:30 o'clock yesterday at the resi
dence. The Rev. Mr. Strickland of
Hallsboro officiated. Interment
followed in the Sessions cemetery.
Surviving are three sons; A. H
and R. C. of Whiteville, and J
C. of Jacksonville, Fla.: three
grandsons and two granddaugh
ters.
JOHN J. WILLIAMS
CURRIE, April 29—Funeral serv
ices for John J. Williams, of Eliza
beth City, were held Sunday aft
ernoon at Moore’s Creek Baptist
church, near Ct rie.
The Rev. T. K. Woody, assisted
by the Rev. Cameron D. L. Mos
ser, officiated. Interment fe'low
ed in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Archie
Curie, Jr., H. P. Bell, Jr., W. M.
Numalee, Jr., George Porter, Da
vid E. Miller, and T. H. Nunalee,
Jr.
Honorary pallbearers were Clyde
Moore, Mack Nunalee, Hervey Nu
nalee, W. M. Nunalee, W. C. Bell,
and John Pope.
SIDNEY M. JOHNSON
SIMPSON CREEK, April 29 —
Funeral services for Sidney M.
Johnson, 53, who died at his home
in the Simpson Creek section of
Horry county from a heart at
tack early Tuesday morning, will
be held from the Cherry Hill
Baptist church Wednesday after
noon at 3 o’clock. Tire Rev. Eric
Gaskins will officiate and inter
ment will follow in the Dorman
cemetery.
Survivors include four half
brothers, Austin Dawsey of Fay
etteville. Allie Dawsey of White
ville, Eaton Dawsey of Cumber
land, Alec Dawsey of Mullins, S.
C.; one half sister, Mrs. Ziilie
Harrelson of Loris, S. C.
SMITHSTARTS
(Continued From Page One)
asked to stop the practice of sell
ing snips which have gone through
preservation process for storage in
the Reserve fleet
“When they are laid up, the
boilers and their machinery are
f1°"ried with grease,” he said,
‘when they are withdrawn the of)
musi be removed at a cost of $6,
00 to $10,000 per vessel.”
Gas on Stomach
Relieved in 5 minutes or
double your money back
In* gas sourSS«tnmTniCh ac»*? caus,'s painful, sufforat
pr‘s?ribe ,he fa w and. bearlburn- doctor, usually
k
DR. H. STUART WILLIS, above,
new superintendent of the North
Carolina Sanatoria, is scheduled
to speak at the 41st anniversary
meeting of the North Carolina Tu
berculosis association which con
venes in Goldsboro May 1.
WAYNICK SPEAKS
TO DRUGGISTS
__
Convention To Close Today
With The Naming Of
Next Year’s Site
CHARLOTTE, April 29—(TP)—An
address by Capus M. Waynick of
Raleight director of the North
Carolina Social hygiene society,
urging complete cooperation of
druggist in the state's social dis
ease control program and reports
by officers were heard during
the second day of the 67th annual
convention of the North Carolina
Pharmaceutical association today.
The sessions, attended by more
than 1,000 persons, close tomorrow
following the election of officers
and the selection of next year's
convention city.
Reports were made by E. C.
Daniel, Zebulon; president; W. B.
Curley, Windsor, legislative chair
man; F. O. Bowman, Chapel Hill,
legislative advisor; H, C. McAllis
ter, Chapel Hill, secretary- treas
urer of the state board of phar
macy; T. H. May, Wake Forest,
inspector for the state board, and
F, W. Sarles, Greensboro, for the
committee on insurance.
MARITIME
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plied to the committee are true,”
the agency must be disregarding
sound business practices.
Budget officer William O. Kirsch,
who told the committee of the
Commission's financial problem,
also di>«iosed that the reserve fleet
is smaller today than it was last
year — largely because several
hundred of the ships have been
pulled out to meet unexpected de
mands whch have boosted sales.
In contrast to 1.700 ships last
July 1, the reserve fleet now num
bers only 1,400 slightly over half
of the 2,700 maximum goal. That
apparently explains why the Wil
mington reserve fleet total is still
small.
Reserve fleet operations will cost
$12,000,000 in the current fiscal
year, instead of the anticipated
$15,000,000, for a net saving of
$3,000,000, Kirsch said.
The British are buying 160
American ships, and foreign ap
plications to purchase are piling
in so fast that “we cannot meet”
them, the Commission chairman.
Admiral W. W. Smith, revealed.
BELL REELECTED
(Continued From Page One)
holders, it was pointed out that
the year 1946 was one of rapid
changing condiions and adjust
ments to meet the problems of
the immediate post war period.
Customers Added
The demand for services, the
report explained, greatly exceed
ed any previous year and in spite
of shortages of materials the com
pany was able to add 3,555 electric
customers and 535 gas customers.
"There is definite evidence that
this increase in the number of
customers served will continue for
some time,” the report said.
The report was optimistic over
plans for the company for the fu
ture stating that the trend on the
part of institutions now located in
the north, to move their plants or
build new plants in the south be
cause of climate, better working
conditions and labor relations is
resulting in industrial growth in
the territory served by the com
pany.
Already several new plants have
been completed and are in oper
ation, and other large concerns
have plans for building new plants
in Southeastern North Carolina,
the report said.
In pointing out that the increas
ed use of and demand for service
in rural areas , necessitated the
addition of an agricultural agent
to the staff of the company, the
report stated that this program
was meeing with widespread ap
proval from rural customers.
$60,000,000
(Continued From Page One)
posterity. In some cases, this was
a couple of soft, musical notes;
but one imaginative device emitted
a slight squeal, as though to say:
“Oh, what he said!”
FCC has decided to legalize the
telephone conversation recorders
which have been used in govern
ment and business for more than
20 years without the consent of
the phone company. The phone
company insists that if the devices
are used, phone users should know
by tone warning or otherwise.
Dictaphone corporation told the
commission today that if warning
signals are made mandatory for
automatic recorders, there should
also be some way to hang a siren
on Sally the strenographer when
she quietly picks up an extension
on the boss’ nod and starts taking
it all down in shorthand.
Retirement pay of a federal
civil service employe is not
exenapt from income tax.
CAPE FEAR
(Continued From Page One)
sonnel, however, that they con
sidered themselves to be those re
ceiving instruction for any service
in military duty that might arise
in the nation.
The military institution was pri
marily for instruction in the usupl
branches of academic learning, in
cluding Greek, Latin and modern
languages; but it was military
throughout in organization and
discipline. It made its mark on
the intelligent manhooj of the
community; and, while its mili
tary training had afterwards a
remote connection with the wars
of the country, it gave its students
the advantage of a classical
schooling that fitted them, accord
ing to the standards of tire day,
for a better and more useful citi
zenship. Through the years they
had a' leading part in the life of
the community.
In the summer of 1868 a move
ment was inaugurated among the
citizens of Wilmington looking to
the establishment of a much need
ed educational institution. They
made overtures to General R. E.
Colston to serve as head of the
proposed school. The general had
served in the Confederate army,
and was considered to be well
o.ualified to conduct the institution.
He possessed the degree of Mas
ter of Arts, and before the war
had taught in the Virginia Mili
tary Academy, in which Stonewall
Jackson was also an instructor.
At the close of the war, also, he
had conducted a military school
for a short while in Hillsboro,
North Carolina. He had too, by
the way, enjoyed a good friend
ship with General R. E. Lee. which
was to his credit. General Colston
accepted the offer made to him
to conduct the school, and was
soon ready to begin.
In October, 1868, the military
school opened, amidst en
couraging public interest. The
general had two assistants, Cap
tain W. H. Robertson and Proffes
sor A. Featherman. These latter
served one year, and were suc
ceeded by Professors Frank A.
Alfriend and Richard K. Meade,
M. D.
The school quarters were in the
old Hill residence on the south
side of Mulberry (now Grace)
street between Third and Fourth.
The house still stands in its ancient
dignity. Later the institution
moved to the Nixon residence im
mediately south of the Hill home,
and facing Chestnut street. This
handsome building also still
stands. There was another move
in the school's ten years of dis
tinctive existence as a military
academy. This was to the Sunday
school building, or parish house,
of St. Johns Episcopal church on
the corner of Third and Red Cross
streets. When this last move was
made the academy had passed in
to xhe control of Major B. F. Bur
gess, who was a very strict mili
tary disciplinarian, but was not
as scholarly as General Colston.
General Colston was known to
be an unusual linguist, and it was
said that he could speak French
as well as he could English. This
facility, along with his military
ability, accounted for his leaving
Wilmington in the middle seven
ties. At that time he received an
offer from the Khedive of Egypt
to command an important section
of his army; and the offer was
accepted The general left for this
distinguished service and perform
ed his duties efficiently for about
two vears, when he returned to
his own land. In 1879 he came
back to Wilmington for a brief
visit, and was greeted warmly by
his old students and admirers
here.
There was a particularly inter
esting event connected with his
residence in Wilmington. This was
the memorable visit of General
Lee in April, 1870. It was said
that this was at the special in
vitation of General Colston, h i s
friend. Older citizens often refer
red to seeing General Lee stand
ing on the front porch of the
Eolles residence on Third street
between Chestnut and Grace to
review the marching column of
the Cape Fear Military Academy
cadets under the command of
General Colston.
The visit of General Lee formed
also an occasion for him to visit
another friend, who was the first
citizen of Wilmington, the Honor?
able George Davis, former Attor
ney General of t h e Confederate
States.
The cadets of the military acad
emy wore Confederate gray, deck
ed with smart accoutrements, con
sisting of white breast straps and
shining brass buckles, with un
iforms and shoes in spotless con
dition. They shouldered gleaming
muskets. There are some persons
stil living who recall the sight of
the serried ranks of the gray-clad
boys swinging sturdily through
the downtown streets in step with
the sharp taps of their drums.
In the year 1877. Captain (later
the beloved orofessorl Washington
Catlett came to Wilmington to be
drill master, as well as school in
structor, under the new principal.
Major Burgess. The captain was
very efficient on the drill grounds,
and was also regarded as a
thorough disciplinarian in en
forcing all the regulations cf the
school. The next year Major
Burgess le. _ and Captain Catlett
took charge, with the aid of as
sistant instructors. He dropped
the military features of the school
and called it the Cape Fear Acad
emy, occupying the old Meginney
school house on the northwest
corner of Fourth and Princess
streets. There, through the years,
mori than a thousand boys re
ceived their education under his
leadership. He later moved h i s
school to a private residence, un
til, in 1916. in view of the grow
ing use of the public school
system, he gave up his academy,
and was made Superintendent of
Public Instruction and then As
sistant Superintendent, of New
Hanover county, thus serving until
his death not many years ago. He
ha taught in Wilmington nearly
forty years. The highest expres
sion of appreciation for his ser
vice in the community, in the
building of character and the
preparation jf young men for a
useful life, would not be amiss,
for he would have deserved it all.
Many present day citizens hearti
lj acknowledge their indebtedness
to him.
The Cape Feat Military Acad
emy. therefore, with its literary
successor, made an important
contribution to the civic life of
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posal, the U. N. cancelled the full
55-nation assembly meeting sched
uled for the forenoon tomorrow
and instead set up two more ses
sions of the steering group for 11
a. m. and 3 p. m. (EDT).
After its first two meetings, the
committee adjourned for the day
at 6:35 p. m. (EDT) without reach
ing a decision on the Arab pro
posal.
As opposition mounted against
the Arab idea for independence of
Palestine, the Arab countries, with
newly announced support of Cuba
for a full hearing, indicated they
would take their fight to the floor
of the assembly if they are defeat
ed in committee.
These developments came after
Britain won the initial round at a
mid-day session for establishing a
new Palestine inquiry commission.
WORTH HOMES
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from death or injury by herding
them into a storm cellar when she
saw the storm approaching. A
short time later the building was
demolished.
Orin Meyers, telephone operator
was killed when he tried to reach
the schoolhouse to rescue his
daughter before the storm struck.
The body of Fred Jennings was
found in a ditch where he appar
ently had sought cover from the
blastine wind.
Ambulances were sent here from
Grant City, Maryville, Albany.
Stanberry and King City, Mo., and
Mt. Ayr, Iowa. First injured were
taken to Maryville. A plane with
200 units of blood plasma left Kan
sas City tonight for St. Joseph,
where i* was to be rushed here by
motor car.
The city was isolated for hours
after the tornado dipped down,
smashed the town, rose im
mediately and disappeared.
Couriers brought first news of
'the catastrophe to Gentry, where
a telephone operator, Mrs. Forest
Ferguson, sent out news and sum
moned aid.
Another telephone company em
ploye. Jay Barker of Grant City,
10 miles northwest, drove to the
scene.
Many Homeless
He reported dazed residents
searching debris for more casual
ties. There was little organized
effort, he said, to house the home
less but injured were being taken
to Maryville about 23 miles west,
for hospitalization.
A few minutes after the storm
hit Worth a tornado struck Clio,
another small town of 200 across
the state line in Iowa. Extensive
property damage was reported by
Paul Thompson, a telephone man
ager at Croydon. A farm home be
longing to George Nichels, two
miles south of Clio was demolish
ed, Thompson said.
There were no fatalities, he add
ed. Thompson said that the
Nichels family had found refuge
in a cave before the wind demo
lished all the farm buildings ex
cept one small hoghouse.
Hail, heavy rains and high winds
were general in Southern Iowa this
afternoon but severe damage was
reported only at Clio.
RURALHEALTH
(Continued From Page One)
ty Whitfield, Duplin and Mrs.
Wiley Batson and Gloria Batson,
Pender.
Serving as chairmen of differ
ent committees will be: resolu
tions. Mrs. M. S. EmmarJ, New
Hanover; registration, Mrs. Reece
M. Lefler, Pender; nomination,
Mrs. Frank Mintz, Brunswick and
courtesy, Mrs. H. D. Boney, Dup
lin.
Community singing will be led
by Mr*. R. A. King of Pender
county.
Mrs. Van Bavel, presiding offi
cer will award the ndance
gavel at the close of the meeting.
The meeting will be called at
10 a.m. in the Penderlea school
auditorium. A picnic lunch will be
served in the Penderlea gymna
sium at 12 o’clock.
Officers of the Federation are:
Mrs. B. Van Bavel, president Pen
der county; Mrs. Robert McDoug
al, secretary, Brunswick; Mrs.
Henry Parker, first vice - chair
man, Duplin; and Mrs. Henry Ot
-ay. second vice-chairman, New
Hanover.
V. ilmington, especially in the days
when* order and firmness of char
ade) were needed to give sub
stance to the trying period which
immediately followed the war of
the sixties.
The cadets and instructors of
the old military school have near
ly all marched on to another
realm leaving the best of mem
ories behind them. But we still
i ave the Reserve Officers Train
ing Corps in Wilmington, with the
high school back of them, and our
confidence in the future depends
in no small way upon them.
Port City Items
H. M. Roland, superintendent of
schools, is recovering from a hem
orrhage of the left eye.
Recruiting officers of the United
States Coast Guard yesterday an
nounced the enlistment of Walter
Preston Lewis, who is a former
Navy man, in the rank of seaman
first class. He is the son of Walter
Lewis, Sr., who has been in the
coast guard for approximately 20
years and is now stationed at Har
kers island. Lewis will be sent to
Norfolk for duty.
Mrs. W. J. Kelly has been added
to the staff in the office of Boy
Scouts in Wilmington, to ease the
load during the week prior to the
departure of Courtland Baker, di
rector of Scouting in the Cape Fear
Council, who will soon be trans
ferred to Spartanburg, S. C.
Charles C. Hartman, Greensboro
architect, was in Wilmington yes
terday completing engineering de
tails on the Port City Hosiery mills
new $200,000 plant, and continuing
work on the Garver Manufacturing
company’s mill, which is scheduled
to be completed in July.
Letters received in Wilmington
by friends of Charles Casteen,
former chief of the Police depart
ment, indicate that Casteen expects
t o return home from the
mountain sanatorium during the
middle of May.
Five new directors for the Wil
mington Chamber of Commerce
were announced yesterday as a
result of an election by mail ballot.
W. W. Bell, W. S. Johnson, W. H.
McEachern, D. H. Penton and Len
nox G. Cooper are new members
on the board.
The office of the Naval Reserve
in Wilmington yesterday reported
three enlistments into the ranks
of that organization. They are:
Samuel A. Simpson and Robert
Lee Steward, both non-veterans
who were enlisted in the rank of
apprentice seamen in the V-6 naval
reserve and one veteran. Joe John
son. who was accepted in the rank
of MoMM 3-c.
Fred Willetts, Sr., director, and
T. D. Love of the Carolina Ship
ping company will leave Wilming
ton to attend a meeting of the Unit
ed States Building and Loan as
sociation. Willetts said that sever
al "actions are to be taken’’ re
garding governing the building and
loan establishments throughout the
nation but failed to comment on
any specific steps expected to be
taken.
Lt. Henry C. Boat, Naval Re
serve representative in the Wil
mington area, will be featured to
day between 6:35 and 6:45 p. m.
over WMFD by Ben McDonald,
Star-News Round the Town Report
er. This will be the first in a
series to come over the local sta
tion each Wednesday at 6:35 o’
clock to present to the public in
formation regarding the Naval Re
serve.
J. B. Huntington, secretary of the
Wilmington Young Men’s Christian
association is expected to return to
the city Thursday from Charlotte,
his offices reported yesterday.
Mrs. Helen C. Jones, executive
director of Girl Scouts m Wil
mington, reported yesterday that
the original supply of cookies to
talling 10,000 boxes had been re
duced to 624. Anyone desiring ad
ditional cookies should contact the
Girl Scouts.
Recruiting officer William Cow
rier, of the Coast Guard station
here announced yesterday that
petty officer ratings, during the
week of April 18-May 3, are now
open to the following men: all
former quartermasters, electri
cians mates, boatswain mates, and
shipfitters as third class only. For
mer electricians may enlist in
the rank of second or third class
petty officers depending on prev
ious rating held while in service.
All other former petty officers will
be enlisted as seamen first class.
Tiie final meeting of Wilming-1
ton's Selective Service board No.
2 will be held in Room 124, cus
tomhouse, Tuesday, May 6, at
10'30 a. m., it was learned yester
day. Data collected by the board
since its inception in 1940 will be
forwarded to Washington, D. C.
Assets of the new building fund
of Temple Baptist church now to
tal $64,000 as the result of succes
sful completion of its sixth build
ing fund campaign in which a to
tal of $6,010 was raised, G. C.
Gilbert, general chairman, said
yesterday.
Julian A. Highsmith, former sea
man in the U. S. Navy and gradu
ate of New Hanover High school,
has accepted a position with the
Richard H. Lewis Realty company,
in the Cape Fear hotel.
James Taylor, field director,
said yesterday that a new Scout
troop and Cub pack had register
ed in the office of the Cape Fear
council of Boy Scouts.
ALEMAN GREETED
(Continued From Page One)
man came here primarily for a
social visit, but his visit may lead
to substantial financial aid for
his country. He and Mr. Truman
talked in March of Aleman's hones
to raise the standard of living
among the 22,000.000 Mexican#
Seeks Loan
The World bank announced today
that Mexico has applied for a loan
of S208.375.000 for irrigation, power
projects and other industrial under
takings. Mexico also is seeking a
loan of about S175.000.000 from the
U. S. Export-Import bank.
The President and members of
the cabinet were at the flag-be
decked National airport when Mr.
Truman’s plane bearing Aleman’s
oartv landed at 3:57 p. m.. Eastern
Standard Time.
A 21-gun salute boomed out and
Secretary of State Marshall in
troduced President Truman to
about 10.000 persons who thronged
‘he airport.
Mr. Truman and Mexican Am
bassador Antonio Aspinosa De Los
Monteros walked to the ramp to
greet President Aleman who step
ped out of “The Sacred Cow” to
acknowledge the cheers that
greeted him.
The Presidential plane was es
corted into Washington by a 12
plane squadron of majestic B-29
superbombers, which roared over
head during ceremonies.
Shortly after the Presidents had
greeted each other, 24 P-80 Shoot
ing Star jet-propelled fighter planes
swept overhead, criss-crossing the
airport, which was lined with
several thousand troops assigned
to Aleman as his personal guard
of honor.
DAVENPORT LAWYERS
CLAIM VIOLATIONS
WERE OF CIVIL LAWS
RALEIGH, April 29. — (£>)— At
torneys for Roderick Davenport of
New Bern, who was convicted for
conspiracy and false pretense in
connection with operation of his
Big Apple small loan business,
argued to the State Supreme court
today that in lending money at 10
per cent interest per week, Daven
port violated the state’s civil and
not its criminal laws.
Davenport was convicted in Pitt
Superior court and sentenced to
5 to 13 years in prison. His appeafr
arguments to the Supreme court
were presented by Scott B. Berkley
and J. Faison Thompson of Golds
boro and W. J. Bundy of Green
ville.
Attorney General Harry McMul
lan argued to the court that Daven
port’s representation to investors
that he could lend them money at
an interest rate high enough to pay
five per cent interest per week was
fraud because Davenport knew that
he couldn't do so.
ELEVEN COUNTIES
COMPLETE BETTER
LIVING COUNCILS
Special to the Star
BURGAW, April 29 — Eleven
counties have completed their
Better Farming for Better Living
Council organizations, it has been
learned hertf.
It is estimated that over 63
families in Pender county have
entered the contest. Several en
tries have already begun work on
their projects. May 1 has been
set as the deadline for enrollment.
Pender was the first county to
organize a county council and was
also the first to re ■ vt enrollments.
The state of Wyoming owns
more than 3,500,000 •crci of non
tsxable land.
DEMONSTRATON CLUB
MEMBERS TO ATTEND
PENDERLEA PARLEY
Special to the Star
PENDEHLEA, April 29 — Miss
Iris Davenport, Nashville, Tenn.,
editor of the Woman's department
and Girl's page of the Southern
Agriculturist farm magazine, will
be the principal speaker for the
11th District North Carolina Fed
eration of Home Demonstration
clubs meeting to be held Thursday
at the Penderlea school.
Miss Davenport, a native North
Carolinian, holds a B.S. degree
from the University of Georgia
and a M.A. degree from Columbia
University. She will speak on the
subject, ‘‘Aloft with Homemak
ers.”
Home Demonstration members
from Brunswick, New Hanover,
Duplin and Pender counties are
expected to attend.
Mrs. B. Van Bavel, of Willard,
district chairman will preside over
the meeting which is scheduled to
get underway at 10:30 a. m. in the
Penderlea school auditorium.
BURGAW COMMERCE
GROUP TO MEET
THURSDAY NIGHT
Special to the Star
BURGAW, April 29. — The Bur
gaw Chamber of Commerce will
hold the first monthly meeting of
the year Thursday nignt at 8 o'
clock at the courthouse.
Any business that has developed
since the last meeting of the Cham
ber will be disposed of at this
parley. E. M. Farrior, secretary
of tl _ group said that at least two
inquiries have been received in
the past two months from firms
interested in placing business
establishments here.
Th* WeatheT
Weather bureaTT^T',
and rainfall for the j" h
p. m. In the principal ^
areas and elsewhere P Cott°n 1
Station
WILMNGTON Hi«l> to* „
Alpena _' p 53 r,'%
Asheville ” - 77 ^ -
Atlanta_1“ - 72 £ „
Atlantic City 78 5s '
Birmingham _ * p ,2 '
Boston _~ '— 79 S3 ^
Buffalo _„_ ’ ■ 81 33 ■.
Burlington”!!”!!"'" ‘ 69 38 '
Chattanooga_ p 31 "
Chicago _!!. 73 39 ‘I
Cincinnati _ '" 34 43
Dallas _!' ■■ '4 4i 3;
Denver _' 81 ;» '1
Detroit _ - 39 41 -®1
Duluth_!"! p 45 "
El Paso_ """ ■ ,n 44 "*
Fort Worth”!!!! 80 <7 '
Galveston _!_ 32 63 '
Jacksonville_! 89 ?i '
Kansas City ”1 63 61 '
Key West_ 81 53 '
Knoxville 87 77 ^
Little Rock _”!_ - J° 55 '
Los Angeles_ ' p 33 T
Louisville_ :4 53 11
Memphis _!! 7J 4S '
Meridian . __ 77 55 ,
Miami _ 85 57 11
Minn.-st. Paul”!!!. T‘ 71 '
Mobile_ 69 3a .
Montgomery IH 61
New Orleans III""' 85 56 '
New York_ 8-2 62
Norfolk _ 5° 4:
Philadelphia Hi" ,! 39
Phoenix _H_' 69 38 ^
Pittsburgh ..." 8y S3 I
Portland, Me. I .. 78 36 ’
Raleigh __ " 41 30 I
Richmond_IIHH H I
St. Louis _II ^ 38
San Antonio_HH 59 j
San Francisco .H. 88
Savannah_HI - ^
Seattle __ ~ ‘,9 64 I
Tampa -HH 51 47
Vicksburg _70
Washington HH ~H 5* 58 '
"HONE BOI
(Continued From~pagc Qn(
in addition appropriated S15oob»
for the purchase and devew!®1
of Camp Butner as a
the insane, a"d Sl.000.00o ,0
State Art society to be uJ 1
erecting state art gallerv hf° “
The $1,000,000 for the ayrt e'.
is contingent upon there ^
a general fund surplus at ft. .1
o. this fiscal year, Spon toesa
revenues being sufficient to 2
all appropriations during the
biennium, . and upon its J
matched by an additional Si,®1
The General assembly also nr
vided for tlie transfer ot S9 300®
to the postwar reserve fund to',,,
up a $30,000,000 fund to meet a
propriations if revenues should il
dined during the coming c:,.
nium.
LOST SPEED BOAT
RECOVERED Htl[
A 13 foot speed boat lost in ftt
Cape Fear river from the doer
at the foot of Nun street seven!
weeks ago has been recovered bj
city detectives, it was reported Ian
night.
The owner of the craft, police
said, was R. W. Samuel and hi
told police that he believed it ti
be stolen.
The boat was located in tht
rear of 614 South Second street,
police said. The resident of tht
house. W. L. Ward, told investi
gating officers that his son and an
other youth found the craft in tin
river with the side mashed in and
they carried it home and patched
it up, according to police.
No charges will be brought u
the case, police reported.
POLICE HERE ON
LOOKOUT FOR TWO
MISSING YOUTHS
Police here last night were oi
the look-out for two ncys report
ed to be sought by their parenti
in Worchester, Mass. I: is believed
that the youths may pass througl
Wilmington.
The two are: Donald Patrod. 1'
years of age. five feet, six inchu
tall, weighing 140 pounds art
dressed in a blue jacket, browi
shoes and brown hat: and Robed
Sodenbloom, 15, five feet, sever
blue eyes and dressed in a tit
jacket and brown shoes.
The temperature of a victim c
cholera may rise after death.
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