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FOUR ESCAPEES Two Captured After Break From Highway Near Chadbourn Special to the Star ... CHADEOURN, June 24—Two of the four prisoners that “walked a%” from a road gang working between Chsdbourn and Whiteville Monday afternoon have been ap prehended, it was learned here this afternoon. The men executed a clever ruse to escape from the guard, who was armed with a double-barrelec shotgun. One of the men started to run down the road snd the guard, whose name was rot dis closed, fired both barrels at the fleeing man. The other five nien, taking advantage of the ?^anJ with an empty gun, dashed on in to the woods along the highway and disappeared. One of the prisoners returned and surrendered a few minutes after the break. Luther Barnnardt, who was serving a C :o 8 year sentence from Cumberland coun-.y was nabbed as he walked aiong the highway a couple of hours art er the escape. The four prisoners still at large are Luther Peden, sentenced to' serve 10 to 15 years from Bruns wick county; Edgar Grice, sen tenced from Columbus county to serve a five year sentence; Hu bert Pew, of Johnson county to serve 2 to 3 years and LeRoy Newell, sentenced from W ayne county to serve 3 to 10 years. Prison attaches would not re veal what charge the men were sentenced for. Law enforcement officers in surrounding counties have been notified to be on a lookout for the four white men. NOTICE DOG OWNER’S Dog Badges are now doe, all dogs must wear badges on collar. Badges $2.00 per annum. Due June 1st, 1947. C. R. Morse, Tax Collector KILL rour Roaches, Flies, Mosquitoes, I Sandflies, Bedbugs, and all Insect Life with SHEPARD’S GUARANTEED INSECTICIDES For Repelling Horseflies Use Shepard’s Fly Guard FOR SALE BY DEALERS EVERYWHERE Manufactured by JOS. C. SHEPARD Wilmington, N. C. Dlal 9456 -- ! BIDS WANTED Sealed bids will be received at the office of the County Commissioners of New Hanover County until 10:00 o’clock A.M., July 7th, 1947, for supplying labor, tools, materials and equipment for re-locating certain lighting units and installing 84 additional floodlights for cross-arm mounting for ball grounds at Legion Stadium according to plans and specifications in the office of the County Commissioners. The County Commissioners reserving the right to reject any or all bids. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF NEW HANOVER COUNTY By Addison Hewlett, Chairman | LORG MILEAGE is one of the 9 bif features you get in Atlantic HI-ARC. This gasoline is balanced to give you miles for your money. HI-ARC is nude for performance—for quick response In traffic, for power on the long honl. Count up to 9-and get HI-ARC. I I gives you 9 in 1 performance FIRST WOMAN JUROR SELECTED FOR DUTY IN COLUMBUS COURT Special to the Star WHITEVIULE, June 24 — Mrs. Louise K. Anderson, of Tabor City, today became the first woman juror in the history of Columbus county Superior court. When clerk of court Lee Greer called the roll of jurors, Mrs. An derson advanced to the jury box amidst a score of men. Judge Q- K. Nimocks, of Fayet .eville, who is presiding over the court,' had to change his usual salutation and addressed the jurors as “Ladies and gentlemen of the jury”, the first time these words were ever heard in Superior court here. Detlaw Sanderson, attorney for the plaintiff in a divorce action, quickly accepted the entire panel, including Mrs. Andefson. Clerk Greer swore tnem in and a woman juror was officially in die box. The case didn't take long. And ir. his charge to the jury, Judge Nimocks proved his versatility by no: once forgetting to give the proper salutation, including the woman. The jury retired and shortly thereafter returned a verdict in the plaintiffs favor. TABOR CITY WOMAN RECOVERING FROM HIT, RUN INJURY Special To The Star WHITEVILLE, June 24—Mrs. W. S. Wilkins today was recovering from a fractured left hand receiv ed Sunday night as she alighted from an automobile in front of her home in Tabor City. She was reportedly struck by a hit and run automobile. Columbus county authorities to day were investigating the acci dent, but said they had little to work on, except a smashed auto mobile. Mr. and Mrs. Wilkins were alighting from a car diven by LaRue Cox and were on the s:de opposite the hard-surface when two automobiles came toward them, side by side. One car sweived to the right and zoomed between the Cox automobile and the hedge in front of the Wilkins home. Mr. and Mrs. Wilkins edged back against the car and only Mrs. Wilkins’ hand was struck. The speeding car struck a brick pillar along the hedge, hurtled a ditch and kept going. After their narrow' escape from death, Mrs. Wilkins was taken to a physician who treated the in jury. Leather soles derive their abili ty to “breathe” from the fact that natural hide consists of millions o* tightly woven fibers which per mit the passage of air. : This Funny World_ 2S? I'M "He faithfully follows every one of his employees’ suggestions" STROLE AUTO THEFT LINKED IN ESCAPE OF STATE PRISONERS Special to the Star WHITEVILLE, June 24. - Law enforcement authorities today linked the thef; ol an automobile in Chadbourn with the flight of Thomas Newell from a state prison gang in Tabor City last Wednesday. The three-to-seven year prisoner from Goldsboro had not been ap prehended this afternoon, nor had the car been recovered. The automobile was stolen from the home of F. J. Strole in Chad bourn Friday night. Horace Dixon another of a trio involved in the break, voluntarily returned to State Prison Camp 303 near here yesterday morning. He denied any connection with the automobile theft. Bill Haywood was the first to be captured after the break. He was apprehended the same day by an Emerson farmer. OLD AUTOMOBILE CASE AGAIN IN LOCAL COURT The case of a stolen automobile which had hung fire for nine months came up yesterday in Re corcer’s court. Bound over to Superior court was Lester Dawkins, 21-year-old former sailor. That case harked back to October 21, 1946. At that time three youth3, according to ■■■tircrnv, attempted to push tway an automobile from in front of a house in the 100 block on South Eighth street. Since then one of the youths has been sentenced to prison, and the second given a suspended sentence. Dawkins sat in court yesterday and heard William Shepard, the youth handed the suspended sen tence, tell story that the three went to the address on the pleti of the third man that his cousin r.ad given him permission to use the vehicle. Ernest Johnson, Jr., owner of the car, told Judge George Pes cahu that he came around a cor ner to find the trio pushing the automobile down the street and gave chase whan tile three rsr,. Dawkins was given his liberty pending action ol the Superior court grand jury, on a $300 bond. CHIEF CROOM ASKS FOR MORE FIREMEN; OTHER QUOTAS CITEL Latest available figures on other fire departments, acording to Wil mington City Manager J. H. Ben son, show that Raleigh, with a 1940 population of 46,000 and an area of 12 square miles, has 61 firemen. His statement was made yes terday in connection with a re quest by Fire Chief J. Ludie Croom for 20 more firemen to form two new companies and funds for the purchase of considerable new fire fighting equipment. Charlotte, population 101,000. area 19 square miles, has 75 fire men, Benson said. Wilmington's official interim census gives the city 47,483 population wiith an area covering 10 square miles. Fire Chief Croom, in making his annual budget, request to the city manager, said the firemen were needed to adequately be pre pared for any emergencies because of the growth and expansion of the city. An increase of four men in police department also is being sought by Police Chief Hubert Hayes, Benson said. The fire department now has an authorized complement of 76 men and the police department 72. NEW AIRLINE SEEKS ROUTE THROUGH CITY Wilmington may become the terminal for another airline besides Piedmont Aviation, Inc., of Wins ton-Salem, which recently was granted routes to the Port C.ty, it was learned last night. H. E. Hicks, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Aviation committee, reported that Southern Airways of Atlanta, will be formal ly asked to request an extension of its northbound air route from Atlanta to Columbia, S. C., to in clude Wilmington. Hicks said the proposal would be made by the committee as soon as the current difficulties between State Airlines of Charlotte and the Winston-Salem airlines were ironed out. State Airlines is con tasting the decision of the Civil Aeronautics Board in awarding routes to Piedmont. Southern Airways now links Charleston, Columbia, and Chat tanooga with Atlanta and south west to New Orleans. Nurses Superintendent Resigns At James Walker Miss Hazel Goff, superintendent of nurses at the James Walker. Memorial hospital, has tendered her resignation, effective Tuesday, it was reported yesterday. The resignation, offered eight months after Miss Goffs arrival at the hospital, was submitted to John Rankin superintendent, about a month ago, it was reported. It was the 25th resignation of nurses’ superintendents in the 50 year history of the hospital. 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