ARM Y SEIZES
Three American Soldiers
Attacked While On
BERLIN, Aug. 13 — (U.R) —The
M. S. Army has seized four Ger
mans who had two secret and
§!egal caches of military signal
Equipment, including a device
fciat automatically encodes mes
sages, it was officially announced
U. S. Military police disclosed
almost simultaneously that three
American soldiers assigned to
guard duty at Spandau prison
were attacked last night in a park
by a gang of 30 to 50 Germans,
taandau prison Is where seven
Nazi high war criminals sentenc
ed to jail at Nuernberg are serv
"The soldiers were off duty at the
Time. Two succeeded in getting
»way but the other man, PFC.
Philip Bell of Cambridge, Md.,
was beaten into insensibility and
Thrown into a lake. He was sub
sequently rescued and taken to a
hospital. One of the other m*n
Teas PFC. Leo D. Wong of Hills
The finding of the signal equip
ment was the second such inci
dent in Berlin in the past two
weeks. On Aug. 1, American mili
tary government announced it had
discovered an illegal store of sight
ing devices for guided missies
>nd other equipment at two plants
df the giant Askania works.
American officials said German
informants told them an allied
military mission in Berlin had
bought some of the equipment,
whe Germans are forbidden to deal
Jn military equipment by a law
Of the allied control council for
The signal equipment found in
Jwo houses included a coding de
vice, two special teletypes, one
Bitar shortwave radio transmitter,
one 20-watt transmitter, three 200
Watt transmitters, three special
converters and a stock of miscel
All of the apparatus was iormer
Germany army or navy equipment
fcnd “most of it was in working
d-'der.” Ray Ashworth, American
director of public safety, said.
The coding device and special
teletypes were described as
♦'scrambler” equipment, that is,
When the device is hooked onto the
teletypes, straight messages are
translated into gibberish that is
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Precautions against an outbreak
of infantile paralysis, usual at this
time of the year, were being taken
last night by Wilmington physi
cians and hospitals.
Jamas Walker Memorial hospi
tal’s new quarters to be used for
combating the disease, was placed
in readiness. Hospital attendants
declined to report the number of
cases at the hospital.
However, Dr. A. H. Elliott, city
county health physician, reported
that one Negro child had been
taken to the hospital from Colum
bus county for a diagnosis. No
cases in New Hanover county had
been reported at his office.
He pointed out, however, that
August and 'sometimes later, be
fore cooler weather sets in, is the
time of year that such cases take
place. He urged precautions such
as washing hands before eating
and the washing of fresh vegeta
bles and fruits before their use.
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 13—<U.R)—
The Gulf of Mexico storm reached
full hurricane intens^y at 10 p. m.
EST, the weather bureau reported
tonight, with winds as high as 90
to 100 miles per hour reported near
the storm center.
The storm was moving west
northwestward at a rate of about
15 miles per hour, the bulletin
siid, and was located at 10 p. m.
about 210 miles east to southeast
of Tampico, Mexico. Squalls ex
tended outward nearly 300 miles
to the east and north of the storm
Indications were that the center
of the hurricane would reach the
coast near Tampico before noon
Small craft from Corpus Christi
to Brownsville, Tex., were warned
to stay in port.
Good Shepherd Bible
School Opens Monday
The Good Shepherd church an
nual Bible school will open its
two-weeks classes next Monday at
the parish hall, Sixth and Queen
Offering specified courses for all
age groups, classes will be conduct
ed daily from 9 a. m. to 12 noon.
Special attention will be paid to
singing, Bible and missionary
stories, handiwork and games. The
school is open to all boys and girls
in the community, officials said.
nearly impossible to decipher
along the line. A special decoding
device at the other end of the line
translates it back into readable
During a routine traffic check,
it was noticed that the back of an
automobile in which two Germans
were riding was filled with radio
The two German were arrested
and implicated the other two.
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Academy Building Dismantled
To Make Room For City Hall
Ed tors Note: This is the 10th
story on the Thalian Players
and Thalian Hall. Thalians say
Good-bye to “Old Drury.)
Wilmington’s fourth company of
Thalian players, which flourished
during the mid-years of the 19th
century, continued to occupy Tha
lian Hall until the municipal au
thorities decided about 1855 to dis
mantle the old academy building
and erect a city hall.
(The academy property had
been purchased by the town for
But the Thalians said goodby to
“Old Drury” with a jolly party
of gay conviviality in the doomed
auditorium on the night before the
day destruction was to begin.
And, according to the accounts
of that occasion, Bacchus was no
back seat spectator at the party.
The Thalians, with astute fore
sight, had entered into a stiupla
tion with respect to the sale of
They received one-half of the
purchase money with the under
standing that this amount would
be applied to the expense of ar
ranging suitable rooms for the
atrical purposes in the new city
It was further stipulated that,
in that portion of the new building
to be utilized by the town govern
ment, provision would be made
for a library and reading rooms.
This wa« done, and a new
Thalian Hall resulted in the form
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Every bridge player hates to go
to sleep with an ace, but the only
way that West could defeat the
contract on today’s hand was to
lose his ace of diamonds deliber
The play was made by Mark
Hodges of Dallas, Tex., who re
cently became Life Master No. 86.
Declarer palyed low from dum
my on the opening heart lead,
East put on the jack and declarer
won, Then he led the eight of dia
monds, and if Hodges (West) had
won this trick, declarer would have
made two discards on the king
and queen of diamonds. But
Hodges refused to win, deliber
ately losing the ace of diamonds.
After that I do not think there
was any line of play that good de
fense would not defeat. Against
Hodges declarer led the deuce of
spades from dummy and finessed
the nine-spot. Hodges von and re
turned a spade.
Declarer cashed the queen and
ace of spades and led a smafl
heart, winning in dummy with the
king. He led a small club and
finessed the queen. Hodges won,
led back a small club, and South
could not keep from, losing two
ciubs, a spade, and a heart.
UNDER COAST GUARD
Loading or unloading of ammo
nium nitrae or ammonium ni
trate fertilizer, both h ghly explo
sive, can only be done n Wilming
ton under personal supervision of
the United States Coast Guard.
Instructions were received yes
terday by the commander of the
USS Mendota, stationed in Wil
mington, that permission first
must be obtained from the Coast
Guard before any vessel can han
dle the product in port.
The order ruled that the Coast
Guard commander of the port or
district must see that no loading
or unloading be done in a con
gested area. The order applies to
loads of 500 pounds or more.
Loading and unloading of the
product recently has resulted in
explosions causing heavy loss of
life and property including the
Texas City, Tex., catastrophe.
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of a city hall and theater in one,
under the same roof.
The cornerstone of the new
structure was laid December 27,
Donald McRae at that time was
the president of the association.
He had held this office for several
“To his energy, perseverance
and acknowledged business abili
ty,” writes Col. James G. Burr
in his Thalian historical narra
tives, “are we indebted for the
beautiful theater which reflects so
much credit upon our city.”
On the night of the farewell
party in the auditorium of the
old academy building, the stage
was thronged with Thalians and
Burr wries, in the 1871 publi
cation of his Thalian sketches,
that “tables groaned beneath the
weight of dainties designed to
tempt an epicurean’s palate.”
Rich wines and lucious fruits
were in abundance. And flagons
of imported liquors from beyond
the seas rested side by side with
modest nogs of bourgeois booze
from the Lower Cape Fear.
“Wit and humor and music and
poetry displayed all their charms
among the festive deities, and
heightened the glow of delight.”
History discreetly acknowledges
that the Thalians and their guests
indulged themselves not wisely
but too freely on that occasion.
Though many hearts were light
that night, many heads were
heavy the next morning.
Next day the players marched
in rueful procession through the
streets of the town.
Like- a funeral cortege, the lu
gubrious playboys of the night be
fore, now feeling wretchedly,
wended their way with their pres
ident in the lead.
They were in search of the chief
official of the town’s temperance
society, worthy old Isaac North
Every man among them was
ready, willing and waiting to take
For an hour or more they
searched, but Brother Northrop
was nowhere to be found.
Then some one in the mars o'
mourners suggested that now was
an ideal time to test the principle
of homeopathy—"similia similibus
In other words, they would par
take of a “bit of the hair of the
dog” that had bitten them.
There was not a dissenting
And the dejected players, nurs
ing their collective hangover, im
mediately adjourned to a neigh
boring bar room.
(Tomorrow: Thalians open in
New Town Hall.)__
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ASSAULT CASE TODAY
CLINTON, Aug. 13 — The crim
inal assault case involving Billie
Simmons, 23 - year - old Clinton'
Negro, is expected to go to the
Defense arguments were com
pleted today. The defendant took
the stand in !iis own behalf and
asserted that the prosecution wit
ness, Mrs. Eula Wise consented
to the sexual act which led to his
Solicitor J. Abner Barker sub
jected Simmons to a grueling cross
examination but the defendant
stuck to his original story. Argu
ments by defense council began at
three o’clock this afternoon.
CHURCHILL TO BROADCAST
LONDON, Aug. 13—(JP)—Head
quarters of fee Conservative party
announced tonight that Winston
Churchill would broadcast to the
British nation Sunday at 9:15 p. m.
(3:15 p. m. EST).
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THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT OF THE FINA\( i,, ""''V
TION OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON, N. C AT i iv, c0\’n,
IS PUBLISHED AS REQUIRED BY SECTION 11, ( , ,!T,3- to,
PUBLIC LAWS 1927 AS AMENDED: 'itRH
Assessed Valuation — 1946 -S53.069 195 0()
General Bonded Debt- 2,007,665.00
Water & Sewer Bonded Debt 2,555,835.00
Floating and temporary debt_None
Tax Levy - ?fi46- 7l643
Tax Rate - 1946 _ ' ]
1944 Levy At June 30, 1945 _
'1945 Levy At June 30, 1946 - 51 ^
1946 Levy At June 30,1947 -__ 47^'J
Average Uncollected - 455^
Amount Collected During Hscal Year Ended
June 30, 1947 on 1944 and 1945 Levy's_ 15 775 ^
Miscellaneous Revenue Other Than Taxation
For Year Ended June 30, 1947 - 935,82985
Deficits for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1947:
General Fund - 33,847.82
Water & Sewer Fund- 174455,
Surplus Or Unencumbered Balances June
30, 1947 _None
Tax Rate 1947 — All Purposes_ 1|
CITY OF WILMINGTON
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