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Round The Town
With Ben McDonald Some wise newspaperman once said, “If you don’t know what to write about, type out the first thing that comes to your mind. Sounds like mighty good advice, so here goes. Not long ago I was up Bladen county way and stopped by the thriving c o m mumty oi JS-ei ly. Located in the lower part of the country, Kel ly is the only farming c o m munity in the country that can grow' corn with o u t fertilizer. And that, my I friends, is reaily ment. MEMORIES: In the column this week you’ll find a picture of the city fathers from 1911 through 1913. By any chance, do you recognize any of the gentlemen.’ You don't. Well, here they are, front rom, from left to right: F. W. Bonilz, the late Jim Ellis, the late Walter MacRae, Lewis Hall and the late B. O. Stone. Back row, W. L. West, the late C. F. ♦x-.. § HftaSi ly enjoyed your Sunday Star-News broadcasts. I am sure you hate rendered a great service to the counties and their communities in Southeastern North Carolina by the splendid way in which you have presented them to the radio audience. I for one, have thor oughly enjoyed these programs and will be looking forward to the time when you will resume them. I also read with interest your article which appeared in today's edition of the Star-News with ref erence to the marker elected in Bladen county to honor the air men killed in a crash in 1944. You stated that, although the funds were donated by Sampson county citizens, the marker was erected in Bladen. I think you have unknowingly done an in justice to the residents of that community in Bladen as they gave wholeheartedly and were in deep sympathy with the cause. I consider Mr. Fisler a close friend of mine and he deserves much credit for his efforts in that movement, and he is always at the front with any worthy cause. I am sure that you are not ac quainted with the fact that I\an mmm. # ipr - ■— swi'-ws*’ W. Rehder, J. H. Hinton, the late Jack J. Fowler, the late W. E. Yopp. Tom Willard and the late J. B. Fales. When these men held office there were omy five wards in the city and two men were chosen from each. This group was the last board of aldermen to hold of fice under that form of municipal gove.nrnent. IN THE MAIL: Dear Ben: You can coum me as one of four “fans” and I have particular hoe is only three miles from the Bladen-Sampson county line and that Ivanhoe is the postofficc for Bladen county in that section, as both Sampson and Bladen are served by the <^anre rural mail route. Mr. Fisler is the one in charge of the R.F.D. Hence you might say one big community of Bladen and Sampson countians. I felt an urge to write you be cause the marker stands within two miles of my old home and only about six miles from the old home of Winfield Smith. Judge of Recorder’s court in Wiiming ^CefST WRICHTSV1LLE BEACH ^ TODAY and MONDAY Nalinee 3 P. ML_ • Mile Shows 7 & 9:13 P. M. KEDY LAMARR Wormeuc GEORGE co-starring LOUIS SANDERS HAYWARD A Hunt Stromberg Production Releosed thru United A-t.sts _ I ADDED: Late News * Color Cartoon TUBS. & WED. “THE CHASE” with • ROBERT CUMMINGS • MICHELE MORGAN • STEVE COCHRAN • PETER LORRE THURS.—FRIDAY “THE RAZOR’S EDGE” - Starring - O TYRONE POWER » GENE TIERNEY • JOHN PAYNE • ANNE BAXTER • HERBERT MARSHALL The long awaited opening SUN. MAY 11th OF THt m^mvcmY AWARD PICTURE! The most honored picture of our time! /mmm Atmiv/yjlmmWk Iff Samuel Goldwyn’s I I BEST Years of Our Lives' :*;r i f starring Myrna Loy • Fredric March • Dana Andrews Teresa Wright • Virginia Mayo • Hoagy Carmichael j and introducing Cathy O'Donnell and Harold Russell Directed by Screen Play by William Wyler • Robert E. Sherwood From a Novel by MacKilllay KantOf • Released thru RKO Radio Pictures PRICES THIS PICTURE ONLY 1 Matinee — Adults _•'l Night & All Day Sun.—Adults $1.20 Children 50c At All Times THIS PICTURE WILL NOT BE SECtWH IN THIS AREA j YEAR "EXCEPT AT ADVANCE PRICES" I 1 - -I INCREASE SHO N IN RECREATION Department Active I n April, Many Events Scheduled For May Jesse Reynolds, city recrea tional director. yesterday an nounced that activities in April showed an increase over March. The total attendance in April was 49,450 as compared to 34.230 lor the preceding month. The recreation department play ed an active part in the forming of the Wilmington Tennis club and has already elected its officers. The Star-News Advertisers Golf Tournament featured last months’ gol' activity. The Spring club championship and the Junior Chamber of Commerce tourna - ment will be run this month. Miss Gloria Matkins, was ap pointed to head USO programs at the Community' Center for serv icemen. During the month the depart ment assisted or conducted 22 pro grams other than city recreation activities. Some were: Girl Scout Cookie sale, YMCA member ship drive, parties, plays, and many others. Forthcoming events to be stag ed by the recreation department will be the selection of a May Queen. May 9: Spring Festival, May 22; Naval Hospital dance, May 8: Music Week programs. Memorial Day program, clock golf tournament, croquet tourna ment, and city championship golf tournament. Doctor Brock Enters Practice Dr. Mary Brock, resident physi cian at the Babies hospital VVrightsville Sound, for a year is now associated with Drs. Sidb'ury and Knox, in the practice of pedi atrics, located at 15 N. Fifth avenue, it was learned last night. Dr. Brock received her pre-med training at Allegheny college i ' Pennsylvania and her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1944. She interned a: Penn. General hospital and was resident doctor at the Children's hospital in Philadelphia before coming to the Babies hospital. NEW ROTARY HEAD LOUISBURG, May 3 (/P)—Charles P. Green, local attorney, has been named the new president of the Louisburg Rotary club. Other officers elected: W. J. Ben ton. vice-president; M. S. Davis, secretary - treasurer, and E. F. Griffin, sergeant - at - arms. The board of directors will be com posed of the four officers and these three additional members— Dr. Charles Gland, Malcolm Me Kinne, and Thornton Jeffries. ton. So you see we have many Bladen and Sampson countians, including our new chief of police, | Hubert Hayes, who are making j their homes in Wilmington. I have two brothers and their families living in that community, the older one having retired from the Wilmington police force in 1936. Incidentally you will find it in teresting to visit in the lobby of the Black River Presbyterian church at Ivanhoe. which you mentioned in your article. This church is one of the oldest in this Presbytery and there you will find a tablet giving the his tory of the church and names of its early founders. The church was founded in 1740 and there in the churchyard cemetery are the final resting place and markers of some of those early pioneers. Many of the present members of that church reside in Bladen county, although the church stands in Sampson. ANGUS C. (JACK) PATE Wilmington, N. C. April 27, 1947. STILL ANOTHER FIRST: Dear Ben: As a further claim to Wrighls Ville Beach’s first as to its young est Chief, we wish to advise that our official record shows him to be only 25. He is not yet 26. We want to take all the advantage of our claim and still be in the clear. This is in reply to your account of this in your Round-the-Town re port in Sunday’s Star-News of the 6th. R. L. BENSON, Clerk Wrighisville Beach, N. C. April 7, 1947. * # * THISA AND THATA: . . . Wil liard G. Cole, secretary of the Tabor City Chamber of Commerce for the past several months, has resigned . . . The Rev. Donald Myers, pastor of the First Bap tist church in Wadesboro, will de liver the baccalaureate sermon at Chadbourn High schooi . . . The Columbus county W. N. U. meet ing ar the Bolton Baptist church was most successful . . . The Ladies Bible class of the Delgardo Presbyterian church will present its show '‘Womanless Wedding” at the Leland High school tomor row night at 7:30 o’clock .... Members of the Seagate ball club will banquet the ladies, who serv ed at the oyster roast, tomorrow night . . . J. Lindsey Russell is still pushing an Athletic day for Wilmington . . . Ed Jackson is the latest recruit for the City tennis team . . . Mrs. Ellen Lee, Clinton, has just returned home after a visit with her son, Mel vin, in Everette, Washington. Mrs. Lee also took a tour into Canada while visiting her son . . . A very definite bow to the Senior class of Clinton High school for its excellent play “Spring Fever.” The cast, under the direction of Miss Gertrude Pierce, included Mac Warren, Edward Howard, Robert Hope, Jessie Butler, Peggy Sutton, Florence Davis, Amuline Parson, Evelyn Alphin, Janie Jackson and Marietta King . . . Margery Thomas, of Warsaw, was recently elected president of the Poe Literary society at E.C.T.C. . . . If you're around on Tues day nights listen to the local Naval reserve program over WMFD at 6:35 p.m. AND SO: That’s about it for this week. I’ll be seeing you cn the Star-News daily broadcast’s at 8:15 A.M., 1:25 P..M. and 6:15 P.M. They’ll Do It Every Time »~c- By Jimmy Hatlo T'miirtnnnwM \ ' ^ YES,DEAR.THE KIDS. WE —C; BOY. HOW ID UKETTO OWN \ BETTER BUY THE SEDAN SO \ THAT UTTLWWOXgEy THERE'LL ALWAYS BE PLENTY ' OFRDOMrcR-mEMIN/ OF ODURSE ,THE '' KIDSv^A v ndT^ flri rz ” So-0 THEy BOUGHT THE SEDAN INSTEAD OF THE (jOOP-AND NOW WHERE DOES EVERYBODY SIT ? ^ L.7. MAP-TIN 517 JENNISON AVE., kalamazoo/mich. IcpPB^I KING FEATl RES SYNDICATE. Iwr.. WORLD RIGHTS RESERVED*^-3 N. C. Women’s Clubs Planning State Parley The theme “Ourselves in this Shrinking World.” will feature the 45th annual convention of the North Car olina Federation of Women’s clubs, under the leader ship of Mrs. Karl Bishopric, state president, and board of directors, at Wrightsville Beach, May 21-23. The N. C. Sorosis, Mrs. A. R. Willis, president, and the Junior Sorosis, with Mrs. Robert W. Fen nell as president, will play the part of hostess clubs. Mrs. J. C. Williams will act as general con vention chairman, and Mrs. El iott O’Neal will officiate as as sistant chairman. Prominent speakers for the con vention will be Madame Pilar H. Lim, Manila, and Commandant Jean Chatel. Paris: who will en deavor to point out the place of clubwomen in the world of today. Mrs. Lim. past president of the Philippine Federation of Women’s clubs, and the wife of Brig. Gen. Vincente L i m. leading Philippine military figure, will* speak open ing night, on “The Fine Art of Friendship.” She now serves on the Philippine Rehabilitation com mission. Commandant Jean Chatel. ac tive :n the past war. and holder of the Silver Star, will speak the second night, on the subject, “Peace and the Waking Beauty— American Women and the Four Freedoms.” He was heard at the General Federation convention in Chicago last year. The banquet speaker, t h e last svening of the convention, will be Carlisle Higgins, district attorney of the middle district, and a na tive of Alleghany county. He will nform clubwomen about war mimes trials, policies of our gov ornment which are being carried out, and what he feels should be lone now to prevent a repetition POLAND’S MULE Special to The Star-News KINSTON, May 3 — A Kin stone mule to be used in tilling the soil in Poland, ceded to that country from Germany, will be shipped soon, if a plea from a Polish family is answer ed. It started harmlessly enough, but Col. and Mrs. Meriwether Lewis have no tified their friends in Kin ston that news of this city's benevolence in sending cast off clothing to the relief of war-torn Poland, has spread over the country. Today Kinston residents are worried about shipping a mule to their 'orphans.’ of “Pearl Harbor" or “Hiro shima,” anywhere on this shrink ing globe. Mrs. Ruth Kelso Renfrow, St. Louis and Washington, originator of the Peace Plans Practical pro gram, will speak at the Junior So rosis luncheon on Thursday, and will i n troduce Commandant Chatel when he speaks that eve ning. Other speakers who will be heard during the convention are: Mrs. Florence Durvea, from the Near East Foundation; Mrs. Jo seph F. Robinson. Jackson. Miss.; and Mrs. R. A. McLaughlin, Lex ington, Ky. Thursday and Friday afternoons have been left open, in order to permit attending clubwomen to re lax on the beach, visit friends, and tour Wilmington, or see specially arranged movies on subjects of in 1 terest to clubwomen. Chiropractors Plan Meeting RALEIGH. May 3—</P)—Approxi mately 125 chiropractors and 75 members of the auxiliary are ex pected to attend the 31st annual con'rention of the North Carolina Chiropractors' association to be held in Raleigh May 9-10, Dr. McKinely H. Dollar, general chairman, announced today. Registration for the convention will begin Friday morning at 9 o.clock, and the convention will get underway at 10 o'clock, with Dr. Perry M. Starnes of Hickory, state president, presiding. Government hospitals in t h e United States have 73.7 per cent of all hospital beds in the coun try. HELD OYER 3RD BIG WEEK i Today — Thro. — Sal! Happy Hundreds Say “Best In Years” Silver City Candidates Withdraw From Contest SILER CITY, May 3. — (#) — Withdrawal of the names of Frank N. Justice and H. Elton Stout as candidates for commissioner in Tuesday’s local election has re duced the field to nine candidates Still in the running' are C. C. Brewer. Sr.; Russell Williams, Rowland H. Thomas, W. T. Col lins, T. C. Frazier, Dr. George D. Pleasants, Hoyett Phillips, and Joe Taylor. Two—R. F. Hedrick and C. A. Shelton — are candidates for Mayor. Over 1.200 names are on the registration books. cW'7HrE m WHO PUTS THE SWEETEST TRUMPET IN THE WORLD MAY 15 Thursday ... 9 to 1:00 Sponsored by JAMES A. MANLEY Post 2573 Y'eterans of Foreign YY'ars New Building Fund • • • To Officially Herald The Opening of The SUMMER BEACH SEASON • • • ADMISSION . . . $2.00 per person Tax Included TICKETS ON SALE AT: • Reed's Jewelers I BIG PICTURES! HIT PICTURES! More On The Way RONALD REAGAN ALEXIS SMITH ZACHARY SCOTT i in "STALLION ROAD" Beginning WEDNESDAY — And — "MY FAVORITE BRUNETTE" "THE JOLSON STORY" "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE" "PURSUED" "THE FARMER'S DAUGHTER" -All At Regular Prices! i THE INTIMATE STORY OF DOLLY MADISON Lovely Mislress Of The While House! The magnificent story of the "Magnificent Doll" ...who lived with intimate intrigue— and loved with reckless daring! SHOWS TODAY 2:00-3:47 5:45-7:21 9:10 MAT. 30c (PLUS TAX) rWMW JACK H. SKIRBAII. jrJ BRICE MANNING/Wwmw? GINGER ROGERS DAVID NIVEN csfiaf/utf(£e#£fiod£ wBURGESS MEREDITH «* PEGGY WOOD • HORACE McNALLY • ROBERT H. BABBAT STARTS TODAY! NIGHT 40e CHILDREN 9c Goldsboro Insurance Man Takes Own Life GOLDSBORO, N. C., May 3. (fP) — Clarence G. Capps, 36, in surance salesman, ended ’’is life Friday afternoon by shooting him self, Coroner W. A. Seymour re ported today. The body was found near rural Wayne county Rose wood school by Claxton s , tt several hours after the shoo 1' Coroner Seymour said he l ound no clues which would ;' to a motive. Capps lived in Whn. ville until late in April. He -V ‘ vived by his wife, his parr -s several brothers and sister S The harbor of Sydney, t Tu lia extends 13 miles inlard nas shore line 188 rm.es , SOUTH SEA ADVENTURE !! | Mighty drama of primitive people lov- | ing . . . and living in their South sea I Paradise! 1 Dorothy LAMOUR • Jon HALL ^ 111 ★ ★ ★ TODAY MONDAY ★ ★ 4 With ^>9^0 ' ~ " RAYMOND MASSEY —ADDED— LATEST WORLD WIDE NEWS The Bijou has al ways been Wilming ton’s family theatre -—it stays as such— and our prices re main the same! 20C Plus Tax ■■ TODAY AND MONDAY A Gripping Story Of BloodAnd Bullets ... A Crew Of Cut-Throat Men Driven To Mutiny! Our *}CC P'us PRICES LO Tax ADDED • Feafurette “Alice In Wonderland” Daffy Duck Technicolor Cartoon LATEST WORLD-WIDE NEWS EVENTS Tuesday—Wednesday ERROL FLYNN ELEANOR PARKER in “NEVER SAY GOODBYE” Thursday Only KATHARINE HEPBURN .ROBERT TAYLOR in “UNDERCURRENT” FRI. & SAT. An Adventure Of The South Seas! “DEVIL MONSTER1’ 5 Days! Starting Today! AN INFERNO OF ROARING THRILLS! The Story of Four Gallant, Reckless Brothers Blazing a Trail of Glory Through the Skies in the Pioneer Days of Uncle Sam's Air Mail! . . . AND the Girl Who Shared the Love of All Because of Her i Love for One! TODAY’S SHOWS ‘2 : 00 — * 39 5:25 — ':,s 9: !0 I Froth from her triumph in "The Razor's Cdgo." In his best role since "So Proudly We Hail.* • Mat. 30c Night 40c IMus Tax Children 9C starring AIRE BAXTER 1 WILLIAM 18181! iBiiY mm , WILLIAM IEIIIX ' STEILIIIIAYIER < RIWARB RA SILVA Extra! Extra! Extra! ATTENTION BOWLING FANS! NEW SPORTSCOPE BOWLING FEVER" In The News! TERROR FLAMES ANEW IN THE HOLY LAND! 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