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Served By Leased W' Wilmington and vicinity; Partly 0f the cloudy, not much change in tempera- A CCftPl A TiJTl PPPCC Jurc today with widely scattered after- ABBUUA I CjU I KtBB oon thundershowers; Wednesday part- and the ,y cloudy, not much change in tempera; UNITED PRESS !Ule- With Complete Coverage of I _____;- State and National News j 2-3--—. ~ ~~ wilmingtonTnTc., Tuesday, july 29,1947 ' established \m police Urge Higher Wages State Executives Associa tion Passes Resolution For $175 Monthly WINSTON-SALEM, July 28 —,/P) • resolution calling for a S175 ", montli minimum salarv and ^ ■■ requirements for police r."ers v.as adopted unammoas l'1 , die North Carolina Police Executives association today. The police officers, also adopted .«jrst constitution — which '■= forth that the association ‘■shall remain nonpolitical, non riHi'o,1- aud nonprofit -- and P,aec;r.rl Police Chief L. L. Jarvi* Greensboro as President for *he coming year. q. er officers named were: c„;£f Frank Littlejohn of Char first vice-president; Chief tVTanner of Greenville, second v'ce-president: Chief Eric Hall of ...,evi!le, third vice-president; ‘'■j Lf. i). T. Lambert, state high patrol officer stationed at Greensboro, wag reelected secie tj.-v-treasurer. All officers w'ei e elected unanimously and without opposition. The resolution recommending i rinimum salaries and standards W!;j be sent to all municipalities. ji,‘ aim was defined as an effort lc -enable city police depari r ents to obtain the best possible ipplicants for positions in the law enforcing profession”. Minimum Standards Minimum entrance require ments recommended were: High school education or its equivalent; must pass standard iciaptability test; must pass a thorough and complete investigu ton of character and reputation, including having finger-prints beared through tie Federal Bu reau of Investigation; minimum ige. 21.: minimum height, five fte; eight inches; minimum weight, 150 pounds, weight i:i pro porfion to height thereafter; must bf of sound physical condition; to be placed on probation for six months after acceptance, subject to dismissal at any time during this period. Minimum salary recommenda tions were: !. Probationist—$175 per month for first six months. 2. Fourth class patrolman—aft i six months satisfactory per formance: $187.50 per month. 3. Third class patrolman—after 12 months satisfactory perform ance: $200 per month. 4. Second class patrolman—af ter 18 months satisfactory per formance: $212.50 per month 5 First class patrolman—after See POLICE on Page Two PRICE OF LUMBER MOUNTING AGAIN Rising Quotations On Southern Pine Take Sag Out Of Chart NEW YORK, July 28 — ifP)—Ris ii g quotations on Southern pine have taken a good deal of the ipring sag out of lumber prices. Southern pine v;< s quoted at $53 to $66 a thousand feet today, well above the year’s low of $50 al though still far from the year’s h gh of $70. Oak flooring remained at the year's low or $172 a thousand feel, where it tumbled after touching 1200. Lumbermen said firming prices, after the tumble from the peak levels in the spring, were if part seasonal, as construction Picked up In favorable building weather, Omer price-strengthening fac tors were: Repairs L’p Repair and maintenrnce work' ®i' homes and buildings, long neg lected. A vacation shutdown in many "rest coast mills, cutting available •applies and inventories. Export quotas stepped up by h* government from 305,000,000, hoard feet in the second quarter to $3.50,000.000 in the third. One Southern lumber company was reported to have receive! a $300,000 order for 5.000,000 board feet of crating material from a r,-'a! producing and manufac Lnng company, one of the larg f't single private lumber pur rhases. Douglaj fir prices have also firmed in the Northwest. The Weather FORECAST: •o uh Carolina — Partly cloudy and Jontinued warm with widely scattered rnoon thundershowers Tuesday and "®dnesday. Nortti Carolina—Partly cloudy, not w.Jcil temperature change Tuesday and ednesday. Widely scattered thunder* '•overs over East and extreme South °- °n Tuesday afternoon. 'Eastern Standard Time) 'By U. S. Weather Bureau) Meteorological data for the 24 hours ;ilg 7:30 p. m. yesterday. TEMPERATURES K m. 73; 7:30 a. m. 74; 1:60 p. m. P m. 68; Maximum 37; Mini m a* Mean 79; Normal 79. . HUMIDITY a.‘tv* m- 941 7:30 a- «*. W; 1 :30 p. m. ’ '-2,J P- in. 93; T PRECIPITATION 4 °’a!, for 24 hours ending 7:30 p. id , inches. I34°;al *-nce the first of the month n inches. tidrs for today f t0”,'- ,he Ticie Tables published by Coast and Geodetic Survey). * - • HIGH LOW "rjg,on - 6:56 a.m. 1:53 a.m. 7:3-5 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 80nboro Inlet __ 4:48 a.m. 11:01 a.m. 5:32 p.m. 11:50 p.m. k " 21; Sunset 7:15; Moonrise r; Moonset 2:0€a. % slage at Fayetteville, N. C. at £ Monday 8.4 feet. 0r® WEATHER On Page Tw® IN THE DOCUMENT ROOM of the Library of Congress in Wash ington, Luther Evans, congressional librarian, is shown after open ing a safe containing 20,000 secret papers that belonged to Abraham Lincoln. The collection, gathered by Robert Lincoln, son of the Civil Mar president, was presented to the library with the stipulation that it he kept from the public “until 21 years' after my death.” (Inter national) Simple Service Closes Mrs. Truman’s Life Book COUNTY 4-H’ERS RETURNING TODAY -_y Observe Final Night At Millstone With Banquet In Lodge Hall BY JOHN SIKES Star Correspondent CAMP MILLSTONE, July 28 — The 40 New Hanover and 28 Brunswick 4-H campers observed their final night in this Richmond county shrine of young farmers and farmerettes with a banquet in Ihe lodge camp assembly and dining hall tonight. The two southeastern county delegations were joined, in their final party by fellow 4-H’ers from Anson county with whom they have camped here since last Fri day. A total of 160 campers and leaders were at the banquet board. During the banquet Harold Ol sen, New Hanovef county mem ber was master of ceremonies. From his improvised microphone at the head table he called on the following New Hanoverians and Brunswickians: Carol Ann Sellers, solo; Ida Ruth Gallaway, poem; Mary Hester King, solo; accompanied at the piano by Lyn Corbett; piano solo by Margaret Rogers. Following the banquet the camp-made dining tables and benches were stacked away and all hands pitched a Virginia reel and “the glow vform”. The two delegations from the coast will break camp tomorrow morning shortly after breakfast and are .scheduled to arrive at their respective counties some time ill the afternoon. Both groups came here on trucks. Most of today the rigid routine of the camp program which had been maintained since the camp ers arrived was broken and the boys and girls were left to go on nature hikes, extra dips in Millstone lake, and on snapshot tours of the surrounding territory which is a part of the seventy thousand acre Sandhills reserva tion. The New Hanover and Bruns wick 4-H'nxs appear to have en joyed their approximately 4 day stay in the region. A good many of the boys and girls have felt they were in the mountains, the See COUNTY On Page Two ACL ANNOUNCES CUT IN PERSONNEL ALONG USUAL SEASONAL LINE The general reduction in pe> scnnel of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad company is seasonal and the number of persons “laid-off” this year will doubtless not be above those of previous years, it was learned last night. The reduction, supposedly to af fect every department of the sys tem, is being made because rail traffic has fallen off. Fewer bring ing passengers to and from Flori da and other points was given as the reason by local officials. Extent of the “lay-off” is no*, known as a survey to determine the personnel slash is still being conducted. The reduction was termed as “nothing serious” last night by a railroad official. President, Immediate Family Only Attendants At Mother’s Funeral GRANDVIEW, Mo., July 28—(AP) —A simple funeral service, read in her plain old-fashioned parlor, clos ed the book of life today for Mrs. Martha Ellen Truman. 94, mother of the President. The silver gray casket was car ried down a steep flight of steps by four grandsons and two ne phews to a waiting hearse when me 20-minute service ended. The short cortege — only 16 cars —moved slowly away from Mrs. Truman’s green-roofed cottage where she died Saturday, to her final resting place in Forest Hill cemetery in Kansas City. The President and his family ar rived from “the summer White House’’ in Independence, Mo., 90 minutes before the service was be gun by Rev. Welborn Bowman of Grandview. “The Lord Is My Shepherd: I Shall Not Want,” ‘ was the text chosen from the 23rd Psalm by Mrs. Truman’s Baptist neighbor. The President, in a tan suit, was sombre-faced as his White House limousine passed through the bar rier guarded by Jackson county sheriff’s deputies to insure privacy. Mrs. Bess Truman smiled and waved to waiting cameramen who had been asked to take no pictures. Margaret, the President’s daugh ter was solemn. Family Arrives Soon after, perhaps a score of other Truman relatives arrived in family cars. Shirt-sleeved, for the most part, because of the 100-de gree temperaiure, the men donned their coats before entering the home where Mrs. Truman died as the President flew from Washing ton. Despite the wish of the President Bee SERVICE on Page Two STANDARDPLANS NEW TERMINAL Equipment To Provide In creased Traffic Through Port Of Wilmington Construction of a new 500,000 gallon petroleum terminal by the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey is scheduled to begin here early next year, the company’s public relations director, George Lloyd, announced yesterday in New York. Providing for increased traffic through the port of Wilmington, the new terminal will replace equipment now in use by the com pany here. Soil and piling installation tests have been completed for the Standard Oil company by i'ne Tide Water Construction company, Norfolk, Va., it was announced. Plans for the new terminal are being drawn in conformity with findings made through the tests. Bids for the construction work are expected to be advertised for in the near future. The assumption is that Stand ard will erect its new terminal on a 60-acre tract recently ac quired just south of the Socony Vacuum terminal. This tract in cludes 2.000 feet of river fromage. Standard’s present terminal will be scrapped or sold._ ACL Backsi South Florida Freight Rate Parity War MIAMI, Fla., July 28 — (IP)—1The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad to day gave its support to south Florida’s fight for freight rate parity with Gulf and South Atlan tic ports. The railroad's representative, E. C. Hicks, Jr., assistant freight traffic manager, of Wilmington, N. C., stated the railroad’s posi tion as the interstate Commerce Commissit n hearing concluded for the day. ICC examiner S. R. Biamond son, before whom the hearings is being held, described the ACL’s move a* “unprecedented.” “I can’t recall a single instance of a railroad’s ever having sup ported a petitioner for lower freight rates,” Biamondson said. Legal and rate expert represen tatives spearheading the freight rate light of Miami, Port Ever glades and Fort Pierce greeted the railroad’s stand with enthusi asm. In a statement which Hicks placed in the records, he said: “Atlantic Coast Line Railroad intends to acquiesce in whatever adjustment the commission may H See ACL on Page Two Clay Battle At New Peak e> General, State D^partnlent Feud May Block Ruhr Conference WASHINGTON, July 28 — (U.R) — The long-delayed Anglo-American conference on Ruhr coal produc tion may get under way here late this week, but the feud between the State department and Gen. Lucius D. Clay, U. S. Military governor in Germany, dims prospects for quick success. Clay’s difficulties with the State department date back more than a year and officials are tearful lest they make it more difficult to reach agreement with Britain on how to increase Ruhr coal pro duction. Clay also has disagreed with both the British and French over treatment and administration of Germany and he has never hidden his belief that Poor British admin istration is a major cause of low German coal production. He also has opposed Britain’s desire to socialize the Ruhr coal mines. The conference will be confined solely to coal problems. The Agenda wll incilude such issues as British proposals for an immediate socialization of the mines, poor labor-management relations in Ruhr mines administered by the British; the need for more food, consumer goods and housing as work incentives for the miners and lack of adequate transportation to haul away coal that is mined. Reaches New Peak The fued between Clay and the State department has reached a new peak during the recent U. S. efforts to set up the Anglo-Amer ican talks on coal and the decision to delay announcement of the new level of industry for Germany be cause of internal French ditficul ties. Some of the facts can now be disclosed: 1. Clay refused to come to Wash ington to head the U. S. group in the forthcoming tables. The Brit ish promptly rescinded their first acceptance of the U. S. invitation and tried to broaden the talks to include all of Germany’s econom ic problems. 2. Clay was especially annoyed by last-minute Washington deci sion to hold up the new level of industry for Germany which he had negotiated with the British. The decision was made by Secre tary of State George C. Marshall personally for high policy reasons, including the proposal’s threat to the “Marshall plan.” 3. American officials here, on the other hand, are equally annoy ed at apparent inspired American dispatches from Berlin stating that Clay and his siaii feel that Marshall has suddenly taken over policy making in Germany. The State department always has been the policy maker with Clay carry ing out the policy. Many Troubles Clay and the State department, although worknig amicably to gether in the field, have had a long series of troubles. They stem primarily from the fact that Clay and his staff, greatly interested in making things tick in the Arneri See CLAY On Page Two TOBACCOPRICES REPORTED ‘FIRM’ Quality Of Leaf Offered On Georgia - Florida Mart Improves VALDOSTA, Ga., July 28 —f^)— Prices were higher today for a considerable number of grade? on the Georgia-FIorida flue-cured 1o baeco markets. The U. S. Department of agri culture reported best demand cen tered on leaf grades which were from $2 to $5 higher than Friday. Some cutters were up around $L Lugs were mostly steady 1o slightly higher. The top qualities were generally unchanged a. S54. Deliveries to Five-Cured Sta bilization corporation slackened noticeably as more baskets brought support price or over. Re ceipts of the corporation of Mon day were estimated to be less than one-half of what they were for opening day. The quality of offerings continu ed very goed and showed a slight improvement over Friday. Sales were heavy in volume on nearly all markets. Nitrate Ship Blast Kills 23, Seriously Injures 100; Rebel Fleet Waits Attack ( —_ CHADBOURN TAX' MAN FACES TRIAL Furman Ward To Get Hearing On Charge Of Shooting His Wife Special to the Star WHTIEVILLE, July 28.—Furman Ward, Chadbourn taxi-operator is scheduled to get a preliminary hearing before Columbus county Recorder W. E. Harrellson tomor row morning on charges of secret assault with intent to kill. The charges were perferred against the taxi-operator after he allegedly fired a 16 guage shotgun charge into the abdomen of his attractive 23-year-old wife, Mrs. Pauline Ward, as she walked to ward their home in Chadbourn last Wednesday night. Mrs. Ward, mother of two chil dren was reported to be “improv ing” from shotgun wounds in her stomach by attaches at the Colum bus ho.',iital tonight. Sherilf H. D. Stanley said late tonight that he did not think the case will come up tomorrow be cause Mrs. Ward will not be able to testify. Chief of Police L. W. Hall of Chadbourn, who arrested the taxi operator said Ward rushed his wife to the hospital after he had fired the shotgun at her companion, Bob by Stewart. 19-year-old Chadbourn theatre employe. Mrs. Ward’s younger child, a three-year-old sont was wounded in one foot by the charge that struck the mother. She was carrying the youngster in her arms when her husband is alleged to have stepped from the shadows of their home and fired as Mrs. Ward and Stewart walked toward the house. Chief Hall said that after Ward had shot his wife he then fired at Stewart, who turned and fled with See CHADBOURN on Page Two, Ships Poised On Cuban Tip Miami Herald Reporls 2,000 Men To Invade Dominican Republic MIAMI, Fla., July 28—(U.R)—A rebel fleet, including two light warcraft and numbering 2,000 men, is poised off the Eastern tip of Cuba for an invasion of the Dominican Republic “on or before Aug. 1,” the Miami Herald report ed tonight. < The fleet is reported to be at anchor off the small port of Bnr racoa some 150 miles from the nearest Dominican beach and is said to consist of six to eight ba nana boats and two warcraft load ed with paid rebels. There were varied reports as to who might be behind the instigation. The newspaper quoted unidenti fied informants r ho reported that 800 Cuban youths, armed ith new American rifles, had been loaded aboard a boat last Thursday night at Sama to join the invasion force. “The entire expeditionary force is supposed to number 2,000 men,” the Herald said. “Most of them are Cuban youths who have been of fered a flat price of $1,000 each for the expedition—plus whatever loot they can grab.” Date Set The newspaper said the tentative “D-Day date of Aug. 1 had been set months ago, but since the eddict, has lost its protective cloak of secrecy. There are rumors the activity will be stepped up.” Several reports have been made in Miami in the last few days that a revolutionary force was being Bee SHIPS on Page Two Along The Cape Fear CAR FARE—How much does it cost you to ride the bus down town.’ Five cents? That is prob ably one of the cheapest fares in the state, wha’, with some other cities charging as high as 10 cents. Backk in 1935, when streetcars rubbled up and down the streets, carrying workers to and fro, the fare was eight cents. And then within a month’s time the fare was reduced to the pre sent five cens. t A campaign by one man is per haps responsible for the sudden reduction. That man is Carl Rehder. Reh der brought the story to the at tention of this column yesterday after he had been reminded of it himself v'hile looking over some old records. * * HOW IT BEGAN—It all began on January 1, 1935 when Rehder wrote a ietter to the Wilmington Morning Star, protesting the rates. He suggested a reduction to five cents and pointed out that he believed the cars, which usual ly made trips half empty, would be filled with riders. The story was used in the Jan uary 2, 1935 paper, and carried a headline. “Five Cents Car Fare Advocated.” By February 1 the ear com pany, then owned by the Tide Wa ter Power Company, began to see the light. They ran a big advertisement in the paper announcing a new plan. They planned to sell 100 tickets to ride cars tor $5. This was essentially a five cent fare but the tickets had to be purchased in the 100 ticket books. Rehder approached th* man ager of the Tide Water and in wonderment asked how in the world he expected people, who in those depression times could hardly scrape up eight cents to ride a car, to get as much as $5 together. *■ * * NO EXPLANATION—The man ager could offer no explanation so Rehder approached a friend of his, Herbert Smih, who ran a shoesstore at the time. He suggested to Smith that he purchase the tickets in books of 100 and then break them up and sell them at his store, thereby See CAPE FEAR On Page Tw« s WEARING A PAINFUL GRIMACE, David Lindsay, Lions inter national delegate from Ontario, Can., is innoculated with smallpox serum by Dr. Hawley aboard the Grand Canyon Limited somewhere between San Bernadino and Los Angeles. Vaccination of 171 passen gers and crew members aboard the train was ordered after a waiter in the dining car was discovered to be suffering from smallpox. (In ternational) Commissioners Vote More School Funds County Board Tentatively Adopts $126,000 Budget For Year; Employes May Get $10 Monthly Wage Increase Bv JOHN RALSTON Star Staff Writer New Hanover county commissioners late yesterday tentatively adopted a $126,000 regular school budget, an increase of approximately $12,100 over a year ago. At the same time, the commissioners tentatively voted a $10 monthly wage increase to all employes who receive their salary solely from the county. INSPECTORS CAST EYES OVER CARS Soap Box Derby Cars Undergo Official Scrutiny By Committeemen T h i r t y-odd boy-built racers which will vie Wednesday after noon for the honor of representing Wilmington at the All-American Soap Sox Derby finals In Akron, Ohio, on August 17, last night were undergoing the acrutiny of a six man inspection committee headed by Ed Gilmore as chairman. Result of their findings and a report on the actual number of cars okayed for racing over Derby Downs, was unavailable at a late hour last night. A report from the committee, received by Derby headquarters early in the evening indicated that some half-dozen cars would require minor alterations before they will be given final race sanction by the committee today. Drivers of the temporarily re jected cars will be given an op portunity to make the necessary alterations at Lake Torest school where the cars were placed under lock and key, following weighing in proceedings which took place at the Toledo Scale company of fices on 10th street, official weigh See INSPECTORS on Page Two CHAPEL HILL COUPLE SWIM TO SAFETY AS THEIR YACHT BURNS CHAPEL HILL, July 28 —(A"— Jack P. Hazzard, Jr., Chapel Hill automobile dealer, and Mrs. Haz zard are back home today after a harrowing experience alone near Morehead City Saturday bight when their 65-foot yacht, The Marybeth, was destroyed by fire. About 11 o’clock the Hazzards awoke to see flames pouring from the galley room. Clad only in pa jamas, they swam more than a mile to shore where they were provided with clothing. Those two-actions came at the conclusion ol an hour and a half special session at which the coun ty fathers agreed to hold another meeting at 10 a.m., Wednesday to go ahead with the details of the entire 1947-48 fiscal year budget for the county. County Auditor C. F. Smith at that time will bring in a further detailed report on estimated ex penditures with a view to ascer taining a tax rate for the ensuing 12 months and setting the tola! amount of funds that would be expended in the same period. Subject To Change The regular school budget, w hi c h the commissioners pointed out is subject to change, was adopted upon motion of Com missioner George Trask. No ac tion and little discussion of the supplementary budget from which School Superintendent H. M. Ro land previously had asked that $26,400 be transfered to the regu lar budget to increase teacher's wages, developed. Commissioner Harry Gardner moved for the tentative $10 monthly wage increase. Both mu ttons passed without opposition. At yesterday’s meeting Auditor Smith submitted figures, as he was instructed to do by the com See COMMISSIONERS on Page 2 TORNADO UPROOTS COLUMBIA TREES t Capital City Of South Carolina Slightly Dam aged By Twister COLUMBIA, S. C , July 28 —IP) —A tornado whipped through the Southeastern section of Columbia today, uprooting tees and caus ing some damage. No casualties was reported. Hail accompanying the twister broke several windows and street lights. The U. S. Weather bureau said the tornado apparently did not touch the ground, but roared through the air close enougn to earth to jerk trees up by the roots. Striking in -a residential area, the-twister whipped accompany See TORNADO on Page Two Cleric® Express Belief In German Recovery Plan WASHINGTON, July 28 — m — Thirteen clergymen representing, Catholic, Protestant and Jewish faiths returned today from a 35 day visit to Europe convinced that “the recovery of Germany must be an essential part of every plan for the recovery of Europe and hence of the rvorld.” This conviction was expressed in a joint statement at an inter view. These clergymen and one who is s-rill in Copenhagen went to Europe at the invitation of the War department. The clergymen said that “America may be confronted with this dilemma: either to reorgan ize Western Germany as a sepa rate economic and political unit, or to pour endless sums into sis eased, starving and• dismembered Germany. The implications of this are likely to affect the life of every man, woman and child.” The Right Rev. Msgr. James H. Griffiths, New York, chancel lor of the Roman Catholic Mili tary Ordinariate which directs military chapla.ns, said that “we are reliably informed that over 5, 000 vour.g boys disappeared — gee CLERICS on P*ge Two Nine Hundred In Hospitals Explosion Damages Every Home In Brest, France; English Towns Shaken ___ i PARIS, July 28. —(U.R)— The Nor wegian Liberty ship Ocean Liberty, laden with ammonium nitrate, blew up in Brest harbor at 5:45 p. m. today and according to unof ficial reports late tonight up to 23 persons were killed and 100 seriously injured. Though the official French press agency put the number of dead at eight in one hospital, reports from Morlaix wheie a tabulation of cas ualties was made, said 23 were known dead. Lfp to 900, according to reports from Morlaix, suffered slight injuries. The gas works nearby was set afire and flimsy wooden buildings along the waterfront, built on the ruins of structures levelled by al lied bombs during t ie war, burst into flames. Fires were still smouldering late tonight. Dispatches reported that hun dreds of townspeople fled to the countryside, fearing a spread of the fires and new explosions. They moved on bicycles, in carts and afoot because all motor cars were requisitioned to move casualties. Minister of Agriculture Francois Tanquy Prigent left for the scene tonight as representative of Pre mier Paul Ramadier. The blast cut ordinary telephone and telegraph service. Railroad service was interrupted. Windows all over the city were smashed and homes 30 miles away were shaken. (London reported that the ex plosion shook houses on the South Coast of England 100 miles away.) What might have been another Texas City disaster was avoided by the prompt action of Adm. Rene Robert, maritime prefect, directing the French Marine Corps Security service. Since early morning the Ocean Victory had lain at its dock under a blistering sun which sent thei temperature shooting beyond 100 degrees to set a local heat record. At noon it caught fire. Adm. Robert, sensing that a disaster was threatened, at once ordered the See NINE On Page Two | ENGINEERS OFFICE HONORS COL. SNOW Departing Officer And Wife Guests Of Honor At Outdoor Supper Col. and Mrs. Beverly C. Snow were guests of honor at a shrimp dinner given oy employes of the Wilmington district of the Corps of Engineers, War Department, at the Engineers yard on Eagle Is land late yesterday afternoon. During the evening, T. Jf. Hewit‘, district executive officer and Chief of the Engineering di vision, spoke briefly. He express ed the regret of the organization over the departure of Col. Snow, district engineer of the past eight months, for duty on Guam. He recalled that, during the past 62 years, the district has been headed by 20 Army Engi neers and of all, Col. Snow has not only been one of tile most efficient but one of the most popu lar among all employes. In responding. Col. Snow spoke highly of the personnel of the dis trict and told of his regret of be ing ordered to other service. He explained that the Army’s system of transfer made his departure imperative but fnat. he hoped to return here in the future. He will go on leave within the next few days and will begin his trip to Guam on Aug. 10. Col. Snow was presented two handsome traveling cases as a gift from the Wilmington office personnel. During the brief program, Col John T. Knight, Jr., former dis trict engineer, was presented and spoke briefly of his pleasure of being able to be present at an oher gathering of the office's personnel. Approximately 60 employes, rperesenting every department, attended and enjoyed an excellent dinner. And So To Bed William Bishop, Negro, didn’t want his wife to go to church Sunday morning. So he got out his shot gun and as she prepared to leave for church, he fired a blast at her. One of the shots skim med her arm. Malvenia Bishop, the wife, told that story to Judge Winfield Smith yester day in Recorder’s court and showed his a small bandage on her arm. “W’e only live three block* from the church,” she told the court. “Four months on the county road,” the court told Bishop.