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ALDERMEN PASS
WATER ORDINANCE
Twin Citians Caught Wast
ing Water Subject To
$50 Fine .
WINSTON-SALEM Sept. 2. —
fjP) _ Winston-Salem’s board of
aldermen took just three minutes
this afternoon to pass an emer
gency water conservation . or
dinance that makes Twin Citians
caught wasting water subject to
a $50 fine or 30 days in jail.
Specifically, the ordinance out
L Filling of all private and pub
lic wading and swimming pools,
f;sh ponds and pools, and opera
Uo-n of indoor and outdoor display
fountains with city water—ex
cept those equipped with reciru
lating* and filtering equipment.
2. Sprinkling of golf courses and
greens, lawns, and gardens with
city water—except commercial
florists’ gardens.
3. Washing of automobiles,
trucks, taxicabs, buses, and all
other veliicles plus washing of
areas around and adjacent to fil
ling stations with city ^ater.
4. Flushing of streets by the
city.
o. Use of air conditioning equip
ment using city water, except that
■quipped with water recerculat
ir.g devices.
lilC v/I UAlicuivt •**< —
datory that all water leaks in
plumbing fixtures and piping con
nected to the city water system be
repaired immediatly.
It further authorizes the com
missioner of public works to dis
continue the city water supply to
“any person, firm or coporation
violating his ordenance or any
part there of.”
Violation of the terms constitute
a misdemeanor, punishable by a
$50 fine and -or 30 days in jail
upon conviction, and each day’s
violation constitutes a separate of
Sence.
The emergency ordinance will
stay in effect until public works
Commissioner R. A. Thomas ad
vises the board of aldermen that
the water crisis is past.
Members of the board pointed
out that, although these water reg
ulations may seem drastic, they
are only a rorerunner of worse
things to come unless conserva
tion is effective.
If heavy rains do not come soon,
*nd the use of water continues
at the high daily average it has
maintained during the last two
weeks, ultimately industrial plants
may have to be cut off from the
a er supply. This, of course,
„d cause industrial shutdowns,
, .v thousands of people out of
pioyment, ana paralyze the
ness life of the city.
i j 3-Year-Old Timbers
Build New House
7 OGERSVILLE, Wis. (U.R)—A1
L rt Pucker is building a nev
house, free from prevalent wor
ries about how to get new lumber.
He is using 100-year-old board:
he salvaged from a mill razed
near Waupun, Wis.
The mill, a Wisconsin landmark,
was built in 1846, two years be
ior« Wisconsin became a state
Pucker said the lumber, mostly
hardwood timbers, was in perfeci
condition despite its age.
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Futrelle's Drag Store
Lane Drug Store
, Jarman Drug Store
Padgett Drug Store
Carl Marshburn
H. L. Herring Grocery Store
Paul Marshburn
if T. W# Wood and Son
Mayhan’s
Oeorge’i Grocery Store
W. D. Milla
L. L. Mills
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g Batson Gro. Store, Sunset Park
Ketchan Drug Store, Jacksonville
Bunch Drug Store, Carolina Beach
Seashore Drug Store, Carolina Beach
Lewis Gro. Store, Kure Beach
Eame Grocery, Carolina Beach
Finley Carr, Wallace
Warsaw Drug Store, Warsaw
I Joe Brown Grocery
Guarantee Food Store, Southnort
Berkenhagen Grocery, Winter Park
A. A. Hobbs
Jot-Em-Down Store, Leland
Wilbur Southerland, near Monkey
Junction
Davis Soda Shop, Maffitt Village
F'Od Center, Market St. Road
Roberts Grocery, Wrightsvllle Beach
Ellis Meares, Whiteville, N. C.
W. E. Powell, Whiteville, N. C.
C. D. Dutton &. Co., Whiteville, N. C
CONGRESSMAN THANKED—Three well known Wilmington Greeks called upon Congressman C.
B. Deane at his office in Rockingham recently to express their thanks to him for his efforts on be
half of the Truman aid plan for Greece and the gift of 3,000 seedling trees by the State of North Caro
lina to Greece. Photographed in his office, the ab ove picture shows, seated left to right, John N.
Papson, a long-time friend of the Congressman; Representative Deane and Nicholas H. Modinos,
president of the board of trustees of St. -Nicholas Orthodox church, Wilmington, and standing, Rev.
E. B. Papazisis, pastor of St. Nicholas. Congress man Deane late in July, received a letter from J.
Bettos, Under-secretary of State for Greece, In whi$h he expressed the thanks of the Greek people
for the gift of seedling trees from North Carolina.__
Veterans Continue Life
Insurance Policies With
Local VA Contact Office
National Service Life Insurance
policies having a total face value
of $287,000 were continued, rein
stated, and converted by 56 south
eastern North Carolina veterans
during August, at the local Veter
an’s Administration contact of
ficei, it was reported yesterday
by Robert Matthews, officer in
charge of the contact office.
Matthews said that the policies
continued included four, twenty
payment life for $22,000 and 20
term policies for $70,000.
Twenty-five World War II vet
erans from New Hanover, Bruns
wick, Pender, Columbus, and ad
joining counties, applied for re
instatement of their term policies
amounting to $163,000, in connec
tion with the current NSLI conser
vation drive, he said.
Matthews also said that conver
sion to permanent type policies
having cash reserve, cash surren
der, loan values, extended and
paid-up insurance, comprised two
ordinary life policies amounting
to $4,000, one 30-payment life, $2,
000, three 20-payment life, $18,000,
two 20-year endowment, $6,000,
and one endowment age 60 valued
at $2,000.
Matthews urged all southeastern
North Carolina veterans, with war
or peacetime service, and desiring
information concerning the current
status of their government insur
■ ance policies, to call at the Wil
mington VA Contact Office.
NAVY ENLISTS SIX
MEN FROM THIS AREA
Six men from southeastern
North Carolina yesterday register
ed at the local recruiting station
for service in the U. S. navy to
bring approximately one-fourth of
the monthly quota to a close dur
ing the first day for registration.
The men will be sent to Raleigh
where they wil undergo a physi
cal examination.
Three of the six men have pre
vious service in the Armed forces
and will receive a higher rating
than the non-veteran enlistees.
Veterans returning into the serv
ice are: Refo Lanier Bradshaw
of Wiilard, reenlisted in the Navy
for three years as AMM 3-c;
Glimm Foy Simmons of Freeland
re-enlisted in the Navy for four
years as S 1-c; and Raymond Le
roy Boyer, former member of
the Army, enlisted in the Navy
for three years as S 2-c. Boyer is
a resident of Wilmington and re
sides at 19-H Nesbitt Courts.
Non-veterans enlisting were:
John Arthea Stephens, Jr., Negro
of Whiteville for three years as
A-S; Clarence David Gore of Le
land for four years as A-S; and
Marshall Franklin Britt of Fair
mont enlisted for three years as
apprentice seaman.
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Nobody Knows What He Says,
Bat Auctioneer Understands
- I
. BY JOHN SIKES e
WALLACE, Sept. 2—This yarn a
might bast be developed by ball
ing up the right fist and slam
ming it at randon\ against the n
keys of the typewriter. e
You see, it’s about tobacco auc
tioneers and the lingo they drool r
irom their larynxes as they knock t
off piles of tobacco-to the buyers. c
And, naturally, it’s about the e
two gentlemen who chant their c
mumbo - jumbo, wammullee- t
wammullun-wammulloo, or gn- v
gat-gittle on the Wallace Tobacco j
Market, which same is now nearjj (
ing the close of its second week c
of the 1947 marketing season and t
doing right well, thank you. (
These gentlemen are J. H. j
(Preacher) Pearson «nd A. L
(Lloyd) McGowan. The idea for }
the yarn unfolded when hundreds (
—perhaps thousands — of people, j
millions of whom have heard the r
auctioneer’s chant over the radio, e
came up and asked, perplexed ■,
like, “Wnat in the name of syntax 6
are those birds saying'.'” 1
Which goes to show that al- 1
though millions have heard the 1
chantet's throaty raftle they 1
haven’t the slightest notion that i
these gentlemen are in dead earn- <
est about what thye’re sayin8 —
and that actually they’re saying '
something that makes sense to
those who understand it, if that ^
makes sense. Important, yes! The
Messrs. Pearson and McGowan (
will have their final garbled say k
over some 15,000,000 pounds of to- ;
bacco that will be sold here this !
season, a final say that will
mean, roughly, $7,000,000 to the
farmers of this section within a
12-week period. And that’s not
idle chatter!
compositeiy nere i w:iai «“•
McGowan and Mr. Pearson say
they’re saying, quote:
“We hope we’re saying the
price that we’re trying to get for
a pile of tobacco. We hope we’re
not just making a lot of meaning
less noises.’’
Picking up for these gents,
when, for example, either or both,
has a bid of $20.00 per hundied
on a pile of tobacco they’re try
ing to say something like twenny
enny-enny-enny-enny with, of ■
course, a lot of gdhirytsjgfhs
(Correct) thrown in to add artis
tic sheen to the $20-price. In other
words, they’re saying over and
over in their inimitable way the
price that is being bid. Some of
the boys have a lot of variations
on how they’ll gargle 20, or 30,
or 50, but generally they’re all
mouthing the bid price when
they’re making those funny noises
while they’re looking pleadingly
into the eyes of the buyers hoping
to get a boost.
And keeping up with buyers’
bids is the toughest part of auc
tioneering. Most buyers are some
what coy about coming right out
in plain language and saying what
they’ll give for a pile of tobacco.
No. They’ve got to hocus-pocus
themselves. And the auctioneer
has to be hep to this hocus-pocus.
One buyer nnay twist his left eye
brow upward to indicate he’s big
hearted and willing to lift the bid
a half cent a pound. Another may
twist his nose in a gesture that
looks like the forerunner of a
sneeze. Another may flick out a
little finger while all the time
keeping his eyes pasted on some
far corner of the warehouse as
it he were interested in anything
Australian Navy To Get
Two Aircraft Carriers
SAN FRANSISCO,—(U.R)—The Aus
tralian navy expects to get its
first aircraft carrier in September
of 1948, and the second one about
one year later.
Australian Navy Secretary Al
fred R. Nankervis, according to a
radio broadcast heard here, said
the two fighting ships will be
similar to the 18,000-ton Wish
carriers of the Thesius and Glory
^The Thesius and the Glory re
cently participated with the Aus
tralian navy and air force in Pa
cific battle maneuvers.
Secretary Nankervis said Aus
tralian carriers will be modified
slightly for Pacific service, but
otherwise will be the same as the
British flat-tops.
UNDER-WATER PAINTER
Chris. Olsen makes oil baintings
under water. While painting coral
reefs for the American Museum,
he put on a diving helmet, set up
his easel on the ocean floor, and
made big sketches direct tram
nature.
Ise in the world besides the Bale
t hand.
There have even been buyers
ho indicated their bids by a cun
ing wriggle of the left cr right
ar.
All these mysterious motions
lust be kept up with by an auc
oneer so he can change his
hant pronto from twenny-enny
nny-enny, etc., to quarter-orrer
rrer-orrer, etc., to indicate his
id has been upped to $20.25 per
undred. And the auctioneer must
30k and catch fast because he’s
harged with selling, to be pre
isely matematical, 6.6 piles of
obacco every minute. Or, in the
ase of the Wallace market, 400
iles every hour.
Preacher Pearson is an old
and at divining buyers’ bids.
And, incidentally, auctioneers —
;ood ones—should know about as
rrnch about tobacco as the buy
rs, and they also must know just
bout all the different grades
ach buyer wants.) Mr. Pearson
ias been selling tobacco for 30
ears. He’s from Richmond, Ky.,
>ut he’s sold on the Kinston and
Vilson markets, besides Wallace
n North Carolina, and on the
leorgia and Kentucky markets.
Lloyd McGowan, is a local boy
vho’s made good in the tobacco
msiness. He was born in Wallace
>ut, during his 14 odd years of
alking for bids, he’s sold tobacco
n Kinston, Goldsboro, Whiteville,
imithfield, and Robertsonville, be
;ides Wallace, in North Carolina
md in Kentucky.

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‘He Kept The Faith’ I
MACON. Ga., Sept. 2. — (U.PJ —
More than 5,000 middle Georgia
Negroes laid away the Rev. E. J•
Calhounbn. pastor of four. Bibb
county churches, in style today in
the biggest funeral hereabouts
since prize-fighter W. L. (Young)
Stribling died . on his motorcycle.
Only the fact tha tthe city had
permitted use of the municipal
auditorium until 1 p. m., prevented
the funeral lasting all day and into
the night as Negroes of all faiths
paid homage to the kindly minister
who had served his churches long
and faithfully.
The Rev. A. J. Collier read the
main service, taking his text from
St. Paul’s journey on the Road to
Damascus.__
“He fought a good fight,” said
Reverend Collier.
“Yeah,” intoned the congrega
tion, which included 30 ministers
on a flower-banked stage.
“He ran a good race.”
“Yeah.”
“He kept the faith.”
“Yeah.”
“He was born in Bibb, he got
religion in Bibb and he preached
in Bibb,” said Collier. “It was
fitting that he finished his course
in Bibb.’”
The audience rose and sang “He
Shall Be Saved.”
Several women mourners fainted
in the intense heat.
Cops Untrustful
ALTUS, Okla. — (U.R)—An Odell
Tex., man traveled from Altus to
Odell to raise $1.05, the amount he
lacked to pay a $10 fine for public
drunkeness. Police held the $8.05
the main had with him and his
watch for security until he return
ed.
I
Hold That Temper
DUNCAN, Okla., —OJ.R)—Motor
ists have been warned that they
must treat Duncan parking meters
gently, angry or not. Police Judge
Frank Steele said he would assess
$20 fines hereafter. He received re
ports that meters had been dam
aged by persons striking them
with their hands or feet.
War Echoes Still
OKLAHOMA CITY, —(U.R)—Okla
loma City residents recalled the
industrial hustle of war days with
announcement that three -crews of
workers had been put on the night,
shift at Tinker Field to speed up
overhaul of B-29 superfortress
bombers.
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