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IN BRUNSWICK Officers Conducting Through Investigation Of Report Deputy Sheriff O. W. Perry of Brunswick county is conducting an extensive investigation into the re ported wholesale- poisoning of a large .watermelon patch in that county. Perry haid last night he w:ould take some of the melons to Raleigh for examination. He said his investigation is not completed and asked that the name of a farmer, who is alleged to have inserted some type of poison into the melons, be withheld until he completes the probe. According to Perry, a farmer owned an interest jn a watermelon patch in the county and had made repeated threats to poison the en tile crop of melons if theives did not stop their operations. The otficer said last night he has taken steps to prevent the sale of the melons. He said he did not think any had been removed from the field. The Brunswick deputy sheriff asked for assistance from the New Hanover county Bureau of Identifi cation and he was advised to take the melons to Raleigh for an ex amination. He did not disclose when he would make the trip. The farmer tried to borrow a hypodermic needle, Perry said. The officer also saiu he had defi nite proof that threats had been made to poison the melons. Unable to borrow a needle to inject strychnine into the melons, Perry said he learned that the farmer made incisions with a knife and inserted the poison. The law enforcement officer said he had taken melons from differ ent sections of the patch, unknown to the owner, for examination "It is a hideous thing" Perry said and he added "if the melons have been poisoned the farmer is liable for prosecution on a severe charge.” He said he had sworn statements from persons residing in neighborhood that threats nad been made to poison t1]c melons. JOINT MEETING SET FOR TONIGHT City - County Committee To Iron Out Expendi ture Problem The joint city-county committee attempting to iron out details in the James Walker Memorial and Community hospitals and the As sociated Charities budgets, tenta tively still hope to meet at 7:30 p. m., today in the city hail. The meeting will be on the rec ommendations of the county com missioners who Monday, at their regular session, suggested the meeting as a means of hurrying a solution to the problems of ex penditures. City Manager J. R. Benson and Mayor E. L. White met in private conference yesterday morning in th* city hall. Also present were some members of the council and commissionrs. A meeting of the entire commit tee, which has been instructed to bring a workable solution on con solidation of expenses to be shared jointly by the city and county, was not held pending the obtaining of more data. QUICKIE GLOVES 7273 Quickie present for a Smoothie! 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HIGGINBOTHAM presented Princess Elizabeth with a bouquet of roses in Edinburgh, Scotland, she asked: “Are you getting married soon?’’ The princess was noncommittal as she an swered the wife of the chairman of the Argyll and Sutherland High landers Club. At the right is Lt. Philip Mountbatten, the princess’ j fiance. [International)._ CRADLE TO GRAVE SECURITY READY Everybody, Rich Or Poor, To Be Covered By Broad Plan BY HAROLD GUARD United Press Staff Correspondent LONDON— (U.R)—The prime min ister is expected to make a state ment in parliament soon fixing the “appointed clay’’ when Brit ain’s social security plan will go into effect. The plan as envisaged by its authors in the Labor government, will safeguard the welfare of everybody in the nation. Labor government quarters be lieve July 1. 1943, will be the his toric date from which everybody m the British Isles — rich and poor, employers and employed, old and young, men, women and children, self-employed people and those who co no work at all —will be provided for in sickness and in health, in work or unehn pioyment, in youth or old age and :n death. (Social security in the United States is on a less comple.e scale. At present, it provides old-age in surance, paid federally, and un employment compensation, han dled through the states. There al so are varying state aid plans for tne needy aged, the blind, and Dependent children. But not all persons are covered. President Truman has recommended more extended coverage as well as a compulsory national health insur ance program. Bills to carry out in- recommendations are pending in Congress, but there is little chance of action this year. Other bills, including some embodying a cradle-to-ihe-grave social selurity program, have been introduced. But they have never passed the hearing stage). Britain’s national insurance act and national health act. the main legislation implementing the plan, already have oecome law. They provide for sickness, unemploy ment, maternity and death bene fits besides free hospital, medical, dental, health centers and other services. Final Act To Come The industrial injuries act. un der which workmen's compensa t'on becomes a national insurance responsibility instead of. an em p^yer’s, also has been passed. The final part of the plan—the national assistance bill, which will supplant the poor law—will be in troduced and pasted in Parlia ment before the er.d of this year. In working out the plan, the government divided the popula tion into six classes which are, according to the authors, “not rn accordance to earnings but ac cording to the population’s differ ent ways of life and their require ments.” The groups, which differ in re spect of the benefits they need and the contributions they can pay to receive them, are: (i> Em ployes: (2) others earning money: (3) housewives; if) other persons of working age r.ot earning mon ey; (5) 'children; (6) persons above working age who have re tired. No Exceptions There will be no “exceptions’ cr “exemptions.” The scheme will be compulsory for every person above school-leaving age of 16 years in the British Isles. Once insured, a person will remain in sured till the end of his days. Financed by contributions from insured persons, employers and the state, the scheme is based on the assumption that there will be a constant average of 8 1-2 per cent of the population unemploy ed and constantly drawing on the unemployment insurance fund. Contributions have been assess ed according to the various group ings. They will be on a- sliding scale from a minimum of 2s 2d per week in the case of a girl under 18 years of age to a maxi mum of 6s 2d per week for a self-employed person. (A shilling is worth about 20 cents.) The Duke of Westminster will become eligible for a Government Social Security grant just as much as the lowliest laborer in the land. Nature of Benefits ill tne case of insured employes the total contributions, including employees’, employers’ and state payments will total 10s 6d per week. Benefits will range from pre natal and maternity benefits of 36s per week to retiring pensions of 26s per week for everybody at the age of 65 for men and 60 for women. Sickness benefits will similarly apply from the highest to the low est in the land. They will be re stricted to 312 days continuous sickness for the first three years after which they will be paid in definitely for as long as incapac ity lasts. Unemployment benefits will be paid for 180 days continuous un employment and separate periods ol unemployment occurring within 13 weeks period will be regarded as continuous. SMASHING JEWELRY STORE WINDOW GETS NEGRO FIVE YEARS John C. David, Negro, pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge Leo Carr yesterday and drew five years on the road for- smashing a window at the Gurr Jewelry store last June 11 and running down the street with a handful of watches and jewelry. Police said the jewelry all was recovered after the man was over taken by an officer driving a radio car. The incident occured about 6:30 p. m., as several dozen passersby hurried along Front street. YOUNG MARINE CONVICTED HERE Court Orders Huey Paul Turned Over To Military Authorities Huey P. Paul, 21-year-old marine, was found guilty by a jury yesterday in Judge Leo Carr’s Superior Court on a charge of driving a car without the owner's consent. Pile court ordered the youth turned over to military authori ties at Camp Jejeune, but not un til Paul first had been sentenced to four months on the county road. The court reconsidered the sentence .after investigation ar.d communication with military au thorities. The jury returned the verdict after resuming deliberations ar 9:30 a. m., after the case nad been completed late Monday. Paul told the court before sen tence was passed, that before enlisting in the marine corps, he had served 39 months in the navy during the' war. Testimony W’as that June 22 Paul and another marine were at Carolina Beach and Paul's com panion, w'hom he said he knew as ’Stoney”, naa given him the au tomobile to drive after' relating that the machine belonged to him. LUTHERANS ELECT 4 VICE PRESIDENTS CHICAGO, July . 22—(£>)— Four vice-presidents of the Evangeli cal Lutheran synod of Missouri, Ohio and other states were named today at the Synod's centennial convention. Re-elected first vice-president was Dr. Arthur Brunn of St. Peter's Church, Brooklyn, N. Y. the second vice-president, also re named, was Dr. Herman Harns of Trinity church, Des Moines, Iowa. New officers are Dr. Frederick Hertwig of Gethsemane church, Detroit, third vice-president, and Dr. W. F. Lichtsinn of St. Paul’s church, Hammond, Ind. Dr. John W. Behnken of Oak Park, 111., was re-elected to the general presidency yesterday by unanimous vote. The convention today voted to spend up to $l,500,00(f for estab lishment of a senior college for theological students as part of the synod’s higher education system which now includes 14 junior col leges. About 88 per cent of the United States’ supply of oil is produced in six states: Texas, California. Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas and Illinois. City Briefs Warren S. Johnson, president of the North Carolina Banker'* As sociation, will be the guest speakci at the regular meeting ol the Wil mington Kiwanis club at 1:10 p. nt.. today at the Friendly. The speaker will be introduced by past-presi dent Emsley Laney, who has charge of the club programs for the month. Dr. Frank Hall of St Louis, Mo., pastor of one of the largest Presby terian churches in the nation and nationally-known as a speaker, will address the members of Wilming ton Civitan club at their weekly luncheon meeting today at the Crystal. Another feature of the meeting, which will get underway at 1:10 p. m., will be the unveiling of the racing car "Torpedo” which the club will sponsor in the Wil mington Soap Box Derby one week from today. All members of Eyota Tribe No. 5 Improved order of Red Men are requested ot meet in front of New Hanover County Court House 7:30 p. m. Thursday July 24'h to at tend a fish fry. All visiting Red Men are cordially invited to at tend. The entertainment commit tee promise* a good time for all. The Wilmington unit of the Na tional Guard will be featured on radio station WIMFD Thursday nights between 6:45 and 7 o'clock, beginning this week, it was an nounced yesterday. The program will be composed of talks and questions and answers by local members of the organization, it was learned. The "Civitan Tornado” entrant in the Star-News-Raney Cnevrolet Soap Box Derby set for Juty 30 will be shown at a meeting of Civitans today. Fred Rippy has charge of arrangements with Joe Wilkins, driver. Members of the James- A. Man ley post of the veterans of Foreign Wars and members of tire auxili ary have been invited to a fish fry and dance today at 7:30 p. m., at the Breakers hotel, Wil mington Beach. Complete technical equipment is being installed at Bluethenthal airport and New Hanover high school for training courses, ac cording to H. M. Roland, county superintendent of schools. Regis tration for the fall term will be conducted Thursday and Friday from 9 a. m. to 4:30 p. m., by George West. Malcolm McLeod and James N. Myers. Bonnie P. Baysden filed a suit seeking a divorce from Hubert J. Baysden yesterday in the office of the clerk of Superior Court. The couple have been married 22 years and are the parents of four sons and daughters, one married. The prayer service of the Tabernacle Baptist Church will be conducted tonight by the junior boys, of the Sunday school, an nounced C. E. Baker, pastor of the church. JUSTICE- COMMISSION HOLDS FIRST MEETING RALEIGH, July 22— (JP)— Tire 23 member commission to study the administration of justice in North Carolina will hold its initial meet ing here Thursday at 11 a. m., it Justice W. A. Devin of the State Supreme Court, chai. man of the was anounced today by Associate commission. Devin said the group will be sworn in and then will hold its organizational session. One of the principal matters to be attended to by the commission is employment of a research di rector, who may be paid up to $5,000 a year. Mrs. Mary McLeod Named Acting Robeson Manager — Special To The Star LUMBERTON, July 22 — Mrs Mary Los Allen McLeod, who was employed as bookkeeper in the of fice of the Robeson county man ager for three years is serv ing as acting county manager un til a successor to the late E. K Butler is appointed by tile board of commissioners. Butler who had held the position of county man ager since it was first created in 1932 died on July 17 after a long illness. Mrs. McLeod was appointed act ing manager when Butler became ill last February. It is expected that his successor will be named within 30 days. Dial 2-3311 For Newspaper Service JOHN B. HINNANT (0. Commercial and Residential Builder SINCE 1925 One of the most Important steps in building your home or business structure is to employ the serv ices of an experienced and thoroughly reliable contractor. We invite your investigation of this concern and suggest that you contact us for any type of contracting. Know Your Contractor JOHN B. HINNANT CO. GENERAL CONTRACTORS 712 S. 17th St. Dial 2-8187 THESE FIRMS | get,., ARE READY TO I tzml *** ASSIST YOU. I greet. ',08% Building, Repairing, | URE Gu%c, Remodeling Here are the people who “do the work” for the Ideal Plumbing company located at 126-128-130 South Front street. Charles C. 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