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uttmujliut ormng mar ^|r —-— ■ State and National News ^ ----WILMINGTON, N. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 1947 -ESTABLISHED 1867 Emergency Squad Operation Explained To Jaycees fiMY CONTINUES ft- ON DEVOLL pJath investigation Special To The Star REPORT. May 27 - Offi ^ t the array air base at " Beach provost marshall’s ^esaid otday that no develop •®ee "Ilr; be annuonced in their te':ICauon into the mysterious h" j Sgt David Devoll. ieath dais ago the air base E’e\e ,,i(! "There will be a )#'isls the Devoll death in , story 0,1 ,, Ibout 10 day- time Brunswick A: Sheriff’s officers said as ,-ney had been advised * ,!L new has come up in the Nation" Sheriff White was “VeSied ill at his home in Sha1' <hic morning. t hodv of the army sergeant d hi his automobile on n» f„° " ar Shallotte. According ^u^orities Devoll died of a Jet wound irihi^ck. aSSSS^3RAMEB * 4XD see better - E,amlned. Glasses Fitted ' pR, W. A. KAMER Optometrist BoliucU Building | G U R R Jewelers ffllmlnstnn'* Fine Jeweler Z From St. Ulal MSU VENETIAN BLINDS .ft SIZE bunds made and refinished STRICKLAND VENETIAN BLIND WORKS Phone 6404. Castle Havne Read WOMAN MAY BE AT ASHEVILLI Mrs. Miller Reported As Patient At Mountain Sanatorium Special To The Star ASHEVILLE, May 27. — Of ficials at Appalachian Hall, ex elusive sanitorium and rest home located near here, tonight woulc neither deny nor confirm report; that Mrs. Mary Ellen Currin Miller pretty Robeson county farm wife is a patient at the institution. The Morning Star’s corresponded was informed by officials at Ap palachian Hall that an interview could not be granted with any pa tient, even with me patient’s con sent. However, they refused tc deny that Mrs. Miller is a patient, Mrs. Miller, the mother of twe children, is free under a $15,00C bond signed by her father, Alien Currin, wealthy Robeson county farmer. She is charged with having had a Negro farm hand shoot her husband, David Miller, w'ho now is a patient at Baker’s Sanitorium ir Lumberton with a pistol bullet ir his chest. The pretty woman, Robeson coun ty officers said, has confessed tha1 she hired Fred Wiggins, youthful Negro farm hand on her father’s farm, to shoot her husband. Wiggins admitted that he firec one shot into the chest of young Miller as he lay asleep in his home early on the morning of May 11. The bullet wound punctured Mil ler’s lung. His condition was re ported as “improving” by hospital attaches last night. Attorneys for Mrs. Miller re portedly said they would enter a plea of insanity for the woman when the case is called at an early term of Robeson county Superior Court. The Negro, Fred Wiggins, re mains in the county jail in default of a $15,000 bond. 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A Negro, answering to the de scription of Johnny Jones, has been arrested by Sheriff B. A. Catrell of Vance county. Robeson officers will be sent to interview the ar rested Negro. Robeson law enforcement au thorities have sought Johnny Jones, former farm hand of the Barker section, since the charred body of Mrs. Frank Roberts, mother of four small children, was dragged from a burning haystack near her home. BUSINESS COURSES OPEN AT NHHS In an attempt to cope with fhe present adult need for further busi ness training classes in business education are to be conducted at New Hanover High school this sum mer for a 10 week period, begin ning June 9 and ending August 15, it was announced last night at a meeting of the Wilmington Junior Chamber of Commerce. In the courses, office machine training on the comptometer, Bur roughs, Marchant Monroe calcu lator, ten key and full key adding machine, Dictaphone, Varytyper, Multilith, Mimeograph, stan dard di p’icator, and posting machine will be given. Intensive courses in short-hand, typing, and book-keeping are also to be offered. Jesse Sellers, as president of :he Junior Chamber of Commerce said that “this is an excellent op portunity for the businessmen of Wilmington to secure better train ed office workers, by having their employes take advantage of the courses.” New Hanover High school has | been unable to supply the demand \ for good stenographers in Wil I mington for years, it was pointed out. The demand for male stenog raphers are very numerous and male stenographers are practically extinct, it was said. Registration for the adult busi ness education classes already has been opened. Mrs. Bernice D. 3jonerud, business education co ordinator of Isaac Bear school, will accept registrations until May 30. between the hours of 9 a. m. and 4:30 p.m., she said. Persons may register by telephone. Adult course organized to oper ate before 6 p. m. will be offered for a nominal fee as the state de partment will assist with teachers salaries for day-time courses. A higher fee will be charged for the night courses, as teachers must be paid from the fee. Visitor Describes System Now In Use In Virginia Says Red Cross Not Equipped Locally In Any Community To Care For An Immediate Emergency Emergency squads, such as those in operation in many cities, have proved that they can take over in any emergen cy or disaster, and furnish immediately, equipment and facilities that would not be at the public’s disposal other wise. So said Herbert Grubbs, honorary captain of the Vinton Virginia Rescue squad, last night in speaking to members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Grubbs, a guest of the , ___club, made an impromptu talk on CHICKEN HAVOC Dogs—three to be exact—for the last week have been playing havoc with chickens six miles beyond Wilmington’s city limits on the Carolina Beach road. So reported J. R. Russ, a resident of that locality, to Sheriff Sorter Davis yesterday. The report said that at least 50 chickens have been killed by the animals. Deputy sheriffs are continuing their investigation today al though a preliminary checkup yesterday failed to reveal ownership of the dogs. 5 SITES TO BE SHOWN VA MEN Discussion on the proposed establishment of a Veterans Ad ministration hospital for Wilming :on was held yesterday afternoon by representatives of local vet erans’ organizations and city and county officials who met to discuss what questions might be asked when the VA representatives visit Wilmington. The VA officials will visit the city for the purpose of selecting a site for the hospital, it is under stood, and the group yesterday drew up a map showing five sites which they will offer for consid eration. According to John H. Fr~rell, city industrial agent, it is not known when the officials will ar rive in Wilmington, but Farrell said he expected to hear from them within a week. The delay in the visit of the VA officials was caused by lack of funds, Farrell said, but added that bt had been informed that the difficulties had been worked out and that he expected to hear from them within a week. Attending the meeting other than Farrell were City Manager J. R. Benson. Addison Hewlett, chairman of the county board of commissioners, Ray Callow ty and Cnarles H. Foard of the American Legion, Ken Noble, representing the Veterans of Foreign Wars. ■ ' 111 1 ■ . 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WEDNESDAY, MAY 28 Evening 5 -00—News Report, 15 Mins.—nbc Eric Sevareid and News—cbs Network Silent (1 hr.)— mbs-east Kiddies Serial Hour (repeated hour later)—mbs-west 5:15_America Serenade; Sports—nbc Guest Talks Time—cbs 5:30—Red Barber and Sports—cbs 5:45—Lowell Thomas Newscast—nbc World New& & Commentary—cbs 6:00—Radio Supper Club—nbc-basic Mystery Drama for Week—cbs Fulton Lewis, Jr. (West repeat 1 hour later)—mbs 6:15—News and Comment—nbc Jack Smith Song Series—cbs Dance Music Show—mbs-basic 6 :30—The Manor House Party—nbc Theater of Romance—cbs Leland Stowe (r’pt at 10)—mbs 6:45—Kaltenbom’s Comment—nbc Sports (repeat 30 m. later)—mbs 7:00—Dennis I>ay and His Day—nbc Jack Carson and Comedy—cbs Crime Book Mystery—mbs-basic 7:30—Great Gildersleeve, Comedy—nbc Jean Hersholt, Dr. Christian—cbs Johnny Madero, Pier 23—mbs 7:55—Five Minutes News—cbs 8:00—Duffy Tavern, Ed Gardner—nbc Sinatra Song and Variety—cbs Gabriel Heatter Comment—mbs 8:15—Real Life Drama—mbs 8:30—District Attorney Drama—nbc Dinah Shore’s Show—cbs 9:00—The Big Story Drama—nbc Whistler, Mystery Drama—cbs Did Justice Triumph Drama—mbs 3:30—Kay Kyser's snow—hoc Information Please. Quiz—cbs T,ntm-American Serenade—mbs 10:00—News & Variety 3 hr.—nbc News, Variety, Dance 3 hrs.—cbs News, Dance Sind, 2 hrs.—mbs ABC PROGRAMS — Times lit either Eastern daylight or Eastern standard. 6:00—Network Silent—1 hr. east Kiddies Serial Hour—west repeat 7:00—News and Commentary 7:15—Elmer Davis Commentary 7:30—The Lone Ranger Drama 8:00—Lum and Abner 8:15—Bobby Doyle Show 8:30—Court of Missing Heirs 9:00—Paul Whiteman’s Music 6:30—The Beulah Show 10:00—Bing Crosby (Recorded) 10:30—Henry Morgan and His Stui| 11:00—News & Dance Band Hour 12:00—Dance Band Hour—weet only * the work of rescue squads, and answered questions of club re rv bers pertaining to operation l! the squads. He has been connect ed with the work for 15 years. The Venton squad, with which hi now is connected, has $25,000 worth of equipment of all kinds that might be needed in the event of any kind of disaster—fire, flood, explosions, and the like, and can completely accommodate 250 per sons, he said. The emergency squad in Roanoke, Va., can ac commodate 400 persons, he added. “What would happen in the city oi Wilmington in case of a ma jor disaster?” he asked. “Is there in the city, an organization equip ped to take care of the people hit by a disaster?” In answer to a question as to the work of the American Red Cross during such emergencies, Grubbs said that “the Red Cross has given 100 per cent service, but the Red Cross is not equipped locally in any community io take care of an emergency immediate ly.” They have the equipment at depots, and it can be flown tj the site of the disaster, he said, but the equipment of the Rescue Squads is ready for immediate USfV Taking the Roanoke squad as an example, Grubbs told of the ori gin of the squad in 1928, with the purpose of rescuing drowning per sons from the Roanoke river, and traced its development to the present. The community became aware of the value of the squad, when, soon after its organization, a small boy drowned in the river, was re vived after being given artificial respiration for two and one-half hours. The squad has since re ceived recognition from the Roan oke medical society, and other groups, he said. From 1935 to November of 1946, the squad is credited w'ith saving the lives of 267 persons through the use of its equipment, such as oxygen tents, iron lung and the like. The Benton squad, he said, is connected with the fire depart ment, in that emergency calls are received there. No one is on duty except in the event of an emer gency, he said, and then, the men and the equipment are ready. The squad is financed through local civic clubs, public subscriptions, and money making projects, he added. “In times of disaster, the rich and the poor are all alike,’ he said, “but the poor too often can’t afford an oxygen tent or other equipment needed.” Grubbs was introduced by Jesse Sellers, retiring president of the Jaycees. Last night’s meeting was Seller’s last as president of the club, as Hal Love, newly-elect ed president, and other new offi cers. wall be installed at the next meeting. Four new members, R. M. Ker mon, Jr., C. W. Coward, S. E. Cooper, and K. O. Bostrom, were inducted into the club last night by Wallace West and Claud O’Shields. Andrew Buck, a former local •Taycee now a member of the Charleston club, was a guest at the meeting. I. ^ ' ..1 Ask For Grimes Tailor-Made SEAT COVERS Custom-tailored and guaran teed to fit, Grimes Seat Cov ers are made in Raieigh of the best fibre, cloth and leather. All seams are sewed with extra heavy thread and double stitched. 75% of all materials used are manufac tured in North Carolina. Insist on Grimes seat covers at your car dealer, accessory store or service station. GRIMES SUPPLY (O. WHOLESALE ONLY 329 S. McDowell St. Raleigh Phone 8-30M WARRANTS* DRAWN IN MOB KIDNAPING Attorney Interviews Negro Being Held In State Prison JACKSON, May 27. — (£>)— War rants charging seven persons with kidnapping for taking Godwin (Bud dy) Bush, 24-year-old Negro from the jail here in an apparent lynch ing attempt last Friday were sign ed before Magistrate J. H. Boone here tonight. Earlier sheriff J. C. Stephen son of Northhampton county said that warrants had been sworn against only four persons. The sheriff, when asked if he planned to serve the warrants to night, said: “Well, I don’t know about that.” RALEIGH, May 27. —(£>)— God win (Buddy) Bush, 24-year-old Neg ro, who escaped from a lynch mob at Jackson last Friday was inter viewed today by Herman L. Tay lor, Negro attorney of Durham who said that he was retained by the national association for the Ad vancement nf Colored People to defend Bush! Bush is in central prison here for safekeeping since he surrender ed to officers Sunday. Taylor said that the warden at first refused to grant him permis sion to see Bush and that he visit ed the governor’s office in an ef fort to get permission to enter the prison. At the governor’s office he was advised by the governor’s private secretary, John Harden, to contact Solicitor Ernest R. Tyler of Roxobel. Tyler, Taylor said, readilv gave the lawyer permission to see Bush but asked him not to reveal any details of the attempted lynch j ing. The solicitor explained that such information mignt Interfere with efforts to apprehend the mob members who removed Bush from the jail. Taylor added. Tyler has announced that Bush would be charged with assault with intent to criminally assault a young married white woman of Rich Square, but Taylor said that so far as he knew no formal charges had been brought yet. The lawyer quoted Bush as deny ing the charges. “He said he didn’t do it,’’ Tay lor added. The lawyer said that he had not yet decided what steps he would take in the case or whether he would seek to have Bush freed from prison under bond. HOLDEN BEACH TO GET BRIDGE WASHINGTON, May 27—Steps were taken here today to clear j the way for the state highway commission of North Carolina to secure a pontoon bridge from the Navy department to be used across the inland waterway to Holden Beach. Recently the highway depart ment condemned the ferry plying across the waterway for more than four tons, and said that due to lack of funds they would be un able to replace the ferry this year. Representative J. Bayard Clark located the swing-tight pontoon bridge at Sears landing, near Camp Davis, and took the matter of obtaining it up with the Navy department. Rear Admiral J. J. Manning of the bureau of yards and docks is taking the necessary steps }o make the bridge available He advised Clark that the state high || AUTO LOANS “That Cost LESS” The BANK OF WILMINGTON 'l|| FORMERLY THE MORRIS PLAN BANK W wide ... id as long ai | red, in 12' me **" 'Quo*i«£2Q* FOR FARM AND INDUSTRY Matthes Steel Products Corporation 1815 Castle St. Phone 2-1465 I ' ' '■ —1 1 . -—.i . ■ .. — ■ ■■■ ' — i NATIONAL AIRLINES GETS AUTHORITY TO SERVE KEY WEST, FLA. WASHINGTON, May 27 —<U.R>— National Airlines, which serves Wilmington and other East Coast cities, was authorized today by the Civil Aeronautics Board to serve Key West on its route be tween Tampa-Miami and Havana. The CAB, in another action af fecting Florida and Caribbean service, approved a charter ar rangement, which makes possible for Pan American-Grace airways to begin about June 1. through flights between Miami and Buenos Aires via the west coast of South America. Panagra, 50 per cent owned by Pan American, previously has operated only in western South Amerioa and to the canal zone. Now its planes, Douglas DC-4's and new DC-6's, will be chartered by Pan American at the canal zone and fly through to Miami, eliminating any changes for pas sengers. way department should file ■ formal request with Admiral Man ning for the bridge. Get Your Ticket To 2nd Annual Wilmington Police Ball Sat. Night Nay 31st 9 Til 1 JIMMY pOttSEV »«» HIS OHCHSStH* ADVANCE SALE Recreation Benefit Fund Admission 9.50 Tax « Inc. Tickets Available From Any Police Officer Auspices WILMINGTON POLICE DEPT -. . ' © TM 6(6. 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