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Students Of Their Language By JEAN BASKERVILLE . “The grfeatest handicap in learning Spanish in Mexi co is having my questions in Spanish answered in English,” says Roland Giduz, son of Pro. and Mrs. Hugo Giduz of the University of North Carolina and last year’s managing editor of the Daily Tar Heel, student newspaper. Giduz has just returned from a twG and a half months’ stay in Mexico City where he attended a six-week session at the Nation al University of Mexico. Six other University of North Carolina students studied in Mexico City this summer. They were Robinson Everett of Dur ham, Thornton Y. Yancey of Oxford, Robert Neill of White Springs, Fla., David Clayton of Asheville, Paul Rothman of Bessemer City, and Oliver An thor of Shelby. The chief idea of the study courses was to learn Spanish. Giduz, who went to Mexico with no knowledge of the language, said that after two or three weeks, he could speak and un derstand Spanish well enough to engage in conversations. Wherever he went, however, there .was someone around who understood English and the Mexicans were eager to practice on him. One of his favorite activities while in Mexico, Giduz said, was attending the bullfights. “Even the football-minded Carolina stu dents placed bullfighting second i on their lists of favorite sports, j although,” he pointed out, “the! bullfight is really an exhibition j rather than a sport.” Mexican students at North American colleges with whom the Tar Heels discussed the mat ter still preferred bullfighting to football, he said. Perhaps the most interesting comment on the subject came from a former first string quarterback at Notre Dame under the late Knute Rockne, who now owns a bull ring in Mexico City and insisted that ,to him, bullfights are “much better than football.” The Carolina students were very much impressed with the extreme individualism of the Mexican people. “Everyone wants to be his own boss and the resulting competition is much keener than any in this country,” Giduz declared. “Despite this competition, there is immeasur able opportunity for Americans in Mexico. I was strongly tempted to stay south of the border and take advantage of one of the numerous offers made me to go into business there.” Everyone in Mexico City re members Josephus Daniels as the “real ambassador to Mexico,” Giduz declared. “When Daniels visited Mexico last December, he was given a reception as big as President Aleman’s inaugural reception.” PARKING METERS NEW BERN, Sept. 20.—New Bern is getting ready for the installation of parking meters on 12 blocks of the business dis trict. They should be ready for use by the first of the month, town officials say. VALDURA WASHABLE OIL PAINT It’s Fresh, Clean-Scented, Dries Overnight! Ideal for Office, Shop, Household Walls Nz "thixotropic" body makes pleasant scented "No Odor wall Paint easy to apply. Goes on fast, does not sag or run. Does not spatter messily like inferior water type paints. "No Odor" Wall Paint is a washable oil paint. It can be repeatedly washed without harm. 24 beautiful colors, available in flat, eggshell •■nd gloss. Let us send you a descriptive >!or card. Mill & Contractors Supply Co. DEMIN G PUMPS 121 Morth Water St. Phone 7751 RED FEATHER NEEDS WORKERS Series Of Training Ses sions Planned Here Need for trained volunteer workers for the Red Feather services will be told in a series of training sessions, the first of which is scheduled for Monday Six Monday night meetings at 8 p. m. during the next six weeks are planned by the Volunteer Lead ership Training Institute, ac cording to Adam Smith, chair man. The courses will be sponsor ed, be said, by the Boys Scou’s, Girl Scouts, Y M C A, Boys’ Brigade, Volunteer Service bureau, city recreation depart ment, the Community Chest and the New Hanover county board of education. Mrs. Elizabeth W. May, recreation director, will super vise the meetoing tomorrow night, and the Rev. Harold J. Dudley, Wilson, will be the principal speaker. Originally scheduled to speak was Dr. Harold Meyer, Chapel Hill. The Rev. Dudley is the church representative on the State Advisory committee of the North Carolina Recreation com mission. Emphasazing the need lor trained volunteer service, Mrs. May declared yesterday, “with the present reduced staff it is next to impossible to give the community a balanced program that reaches all age groups. Therefore the city recreation department, when we have avail able trained leaders, is striving t ooffer such liesure-time ac tiviteis as athletics and physical activities, music and rhythm, dramatics, arts, crafts and so cial recreation. “The broadest and most in teresting activity is the arts and crafts program whcih encourages creative express'£i through modeling, paintlig, sketching, sewing, wood craft, paper craft, stenciling, puppet making, and many other crafts that appeal to those who love to us» their hands. “Drama includes story telling, story dramati:»ng, puppet shows, stunts and skits, and amateur talent shows. The social phase of the City Recreation program includes parties, dances, clubs, hikes, outdoor cooking and picnics. The clubs are organized accord ing to the interest of the various age groups such as teen-age, Jr., teen-age, bridge, bird, na ture, airplane modeling and many others that make one readily see the need for interest ed and trained leadership for the many groups who are looking for constructive leisure time activities which a hapuier and richer life and also results in building better citizenship.” County Medical Group To Meet Next Wednesday Dr. Graham Barefoot and Dr. Ivan E. Brouse, members of the X-ray department of James Walker Memorial hospital, will speak on “Various Lesions of the Gastro-Intestinal Tract En countered During The Past year,” at the regular monthly meeting of the New Hanover county medical society next Wednesday at 7 p.m., in the Cape Fear club, it was an nounced by Dr. Robert M. Fales, secretary. The talk will be accompanied with lantern slides for illustra tive purposes. YOUR EXECUTOR AND TRUSTEE Will the Executor or Trustee you name today be here to carry out your wishes when tne time comes? Will he be qualified to carry out your wishes? Is he familiar with tax problems under existing conditions? These and many other questions should be asked before selecting your executor and trustee. May we discuss this matter with you? THE WILMINGTON SAVINGS & TRUST (0. Established 1883 MEMBER THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM MEMBER THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORP. Unlisted Securities The following bid and asked prices are obtained from the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. and other sources but are unofficial. They do not represent actual transactions, they are intended as a guide to the approximate range within which these secuirties could have been sold (indicated by the “bid”) or bought (indicated by the “asked”) at the time of compilation, Sept. 18: Description Bid Ask Acme Alumnium Alloys 4 1-2 5 Acme Alum Pfd _13 15 1-2 Alama Gt South Rail __ 83 1-2 87 Alabama Mills -xd 16 1-2 17 American Air Filter-14 15 American Bak Co_ 30 1-2 33 Am Enka Corp -81 1-2 85 Am La France Foa Corp 8 3-4 9 1-2 American Trust Co_660 - American Yarn & Proc xd 10 3-4 11 1-2 Am Yarn & Pro 4% xd 90 93 Anderson Prichard Oil 4 1-4% Pfd _ 53 54 1-2 Bassett Furniture Inds __ 28 3-4 30 3-4 Bausch & Lomb Optical _ 18 1-4 19 3-4 Bird & Son, Inc-13 19 Blue Bell, Inc_14 15 Buffalo Bolt Co _13 1-4 14 1-4 Butler’s, Inc _ 7 7 3-4 Butler’s, Inc. 4 1-2% Pfd 21 1-2 22 1-2 Carolina Isnurance Co — 26 1-4 28 1-4 Carolina Mount Tel Co _ 2 5-8 2 7-8 Carolina Pwr & Lt Co __ 34 1-2 35 1-2 Carolina Pwr & Lt $5 Pfdll7 119 Chadbourn Hos Mills Inc 6 1-2 7 1-2 Chadbourn Hos Mills 4 1-2 % Pfd __xd 37 39 Coble Dairy Prod 5% Pfd 49 1-2 51 1-2 Colonial Stores, Inc. _ 23 1-2 24 Dan River Mills _xd 17 3-4 18 1-4 Dan River Mills 4 1-2% _106 107 Dixie Home Stores- 22 22 1-2 Drexel Furniture Co-15 1-4 15 3-4 Dwight Co _ 33 34 3-4 Edison, Thomas A. “B” _ 16 3-4 18 1-2 Empire Dist Elec Co — 14 5-8 15 1-4 Erwin Cotton Mills _16 1-2 17 Erwin-Cot Mills 6% Pfd _110 Foremost Dairies, Inc ..xd 14 1-4 15 1-4 Foremost Dairies, Inc. 6% Pfd_xd 51 - Funsten, K E Co - o w b i-t Gamble Brothers - 6 3-4 7 1-2 Garfinckel, Julius & Co_ 1R 1-2 20 1-4 Garfinckel, Julius Co., 4 1-2% Pfd _ 22 3-4 24 1-2 Garlock Packing Co_ 22 23 3-4 Georgia Hardwood Lum _ 14 1-4 15 1-4 Giddings & Lewis Mach 10 3-4 12 Gleaner Harv Corp___ 22 3-8 23 1-4 Gordon Foods; Inc _xd 6 3-4 7 1-2 Great American Indus .2 1-2 3 1-4 Grinnell Corp _ 28 29 Hanes P H Knit (Par$5) _ 20 - Houston Oil Field Mat 6 1-2 7 3-4 Intern taional Detrola __ 8 1-4 9 International Textbook Co 11 11 3-4 Jefferson Stand Life Ins _ 26 1-2 27 1-2 Kendall Co _ 35 3-4 36 3-4 Kingsport Press _ 10 1-4 11 1-4 Life & Casualty Ins Co __ 22 1-2 23 1-2 Long Bell Lumber _16 17 McBee Co _ 7 1-8 7 5-8 May-McEwen-Kaiser Co _ 12 13 Monumental Life Ins Co _ 40 43 Moore Handley Hdw — 8 1-2 8 Mooresville Mills _10 1-4 10 3-4 Morganton Furniture Co 15 1-2 17 National Cont Corp 4 3-4 61 63 New Britain Mach Co __ 29 1-2 31 1-2 North Carolina Rail Co __195 - Northwestern Nat Life Ins 19 - Occidental Life Ins Co_5 - Ohio Water Serv Co_ 18 5-8 19 7-8 O’Sullivan Rub Co _ 4 1-4 4 3-4 O’Sullivan Rub Co. $20 __ 17 18 1-2 Peninsular Tel Co_44 1-2 - Peoples Sav Bk & Tr Co 80 - Piedmont & Northern Rail 61 63 Pilot Full Fash Mills_10 1-2 -i Riegel Textile Corp_34 - Riegel Textile Corp $4 Pfd 93 96 Robertson H H _ 35 1-2 38 Rose’s 5-10-25c Stores_50 Rulane Gas Company __ 4 1-2 5 Rulane Gas Co 5 1-2 Pfd 50 52 Saco-Lowell Shops _ 41 1-2 42 1-2 San Carlos Milling _ 8 1-2 9 Scott & Williams__ 23 24 Security Life & Tr Co __ 61 - Sec National Bank_ 28 29 Solar Aircraft Pfd __ 14 3-4 16 1-2 Sonoco Products Co_-1 31 _ South Atlantic Gas_ 8 3-4 9 3-4 Southern Webb Mills_9 _ Standard Forgings _ 9 1-2 10 1-2 Standard Stoker _21 1-4 23 Stonecutter Mills _ 7 3-4 8 1-4 Stromberg Carlson 4% _ 40 1-2 <i\ 1-4 Talon, Inc _41 43 1.4 Textiles, Inc _xd 16 1-2 17 Textiles, Inc. 4% Pfd __xd 24 1-4_ Thiokol Corporation_2 1-2 3 Tidewater Pwr Co _ 7 7-8 8 1-2 Towmotor Corp _15 5.3 16 7-8 Twin-Coach $1.50 Pfd _ 26 1-4 28 1-4 United Transit _ 4 3-4 5 1-4 Victor Products Corp_10 11 Wachovia Bank & Tr Co 62 63 '-2 Warner & Swasey Co — 9 10 West Point Manu Co_ 32 1-2 33 1-4 Wilmington Sav & Tr Co 49 _ NEW YORK COTTON NEW YORK, Sept. 20—(U.R)— Cotton futures continued their downward trend today although trading slackened somewhat. At the close, prices were 25 to 38 points—or $1.25 to $1.90 a bale—lower than Friday’s final. The market started on the downside in brisk dealings re flecting a continuation on the part of traders to sell in face of yesterday's sharp drop in grains. The dyilng out of the hurricane also caused early liquidation when news of dam age to some cotton fields was denied. Open Hiyli Low Close Mch 31.73 31.76 31.40 31.50 May 31.56 31.56 31.18 31.81 Jly 30.91 30.91 30.59 30,70 Oct 31.92 31.98 31.65 31.77 Dec 31.75 31.75 31.40 31.42 GRAIN RANGE Open High Low Close WHEAT— Sep 2.56 2.62 2.51 2.57% Dec 2.59% 2-62% 2.50% 2.57% May 2.54 2.57 2.46% 2.52 Jly 2.31% 2.34% 2.25% 2.27% CORN— Sep 2.39 2.41% 2.38 2.38 Dec 2.22 2.22 2.18% 2.18% May 2.13% 2.14% 2.12% 2.12% Jly 2.05% 2.07% .2.05% 2.50% OATS Sep 1.12% 1.12% 1.05% 1.08 Dec 1.09 1.09y4 1.03% 1.05% May 1.00 1.00% 95% 96y4 SOYBEANS— Nov 3.24 3.24 3.18 3.20 Mar 3.21 3.21 3.21 3.21 LARD— Sep 20.85 21.20 20.80 21.20 Oct 20.60 21.47 20-57 21.42 Nov 21.00 21.50 20.50 21.50 Dec 23.35 24.25 22.95 24.25 Jan 23.30 24.45 23.25 24.45 Mar 23.50 24.75 23.50 24.55 May 23.80 25.25 23.75 25.10 CASH GRAIN CHICAGO, Sept. 20.—W—No wheat. Corn, No. 1 yellow 2.40-240%; No. 2, 2.39%-2.40%; No. 3, 2.38; No. 4, 2.36; sample grade, 2.03-2.22; No. 1 white, 2.78%. Oats, No. 1 white 1.12%; No. 2 1.08; No. 3 heavy white, 1.12%; No. 4 heavy white medium 1.05%. Barley: malting 2.35-2.40 nom inal; feed 1.83-1.90 nominal. Field seed per hundredweight, nominal. Timothy, 4.00-4.25, red top 12.50-13.00. TO EAT IS QUESTION NEWTON, Sept. 20.—(UFO Elementary school authorities, worried whether they should let the pupils chance the bmite of a “mad dog” for a bite of lunch, y'g about the neighborhood. But was reported prowl after debatin gthe question, the school decided for the good of the children they should let out a midday meal. ■ . 19.8 Of Crimes Solved Here Since Police Reorganization By BOB KLINE Staff Writer Wilmington’s police depart ment, in the first 60 days after a wide-sweeping reorganization, has solved 19.8 per cent of the major and minor crimes before it for investigation, a study of official department records showed yesterday. Police were presented with 162 cases to investigate. Forty two were solved. Eleven of the 42 were solved with the assist ance of outside police and pri vate citizens who furnished the names of the criminals. This gave local police a solution rec ord of 25.9 per cent including outside aid. “We are operating more effi ciently than ever before,” said Police Chief Hubert Hayes when asked for comment on the fig ures. • . i r 1_ me cases consiaicu cenies, burglaries, murder, em bezzlement, forgery, armed rob bery, criminal assault, escapees and break-ins. Chief Hayes termed the rec ord of solutions “only fair.” After the reorganization, planned by former FBI agent Roy Morgan for a fee of $1,725, a tightening of discipline follow ed. Several officers were sus pended for issuing “undermin ing criticism.” Revamping within the depart ment included changes in shifts, hours, beats and records. Both police officers and news reporters welcomed the new system of records, without which the statistics presented in the article would have been un available. The tally for the 60 days in cluded : 89 larcenies—28 solved. 29 burglaries—five solved. One murder— unsolved. Seven embezzlements — two solved. 16 break-ins—two solved. One false pretense — one solved. One criminal assault — none solved. Two highway robberies— two solved. Two escapees—none solved. Two auto tamperings — two solved. One forgery—one solved. Detectives marked 34 of the cases “silent” (no publication) and of these five were solved. Basis of the “silent” proce dure, according to Capt. L. A. Teague, head of the detective division, is that newspaper pub licity on crimes which detec tives are investigating may hin der the possibility of solutions. When a case is withheld from publication, the word “silent” is added to the description of the crime on the daily summary, which is typed with seven car bon copies by the desk sergeant. Each case is numbered, and when additional information is received on it, the facts are shown on the summary and identified by the original case number. In the records office, headed by Lt. Earl Sanders and assist ed by Sgt. H. E. Williamson, a “preliminary report” is filed along with an identifying num bered card. In the file, cases are main tained in three classes.—“open” “closed” and “inactive”. “Open” cases are those which are being investigated by detec tives. Those in which investiga tions have been made but with out solutions are marked “inac tive”. And the cases that have resulted in successful investiga tions followed by arrests and convictions 'are termed “closed”. With the move of Harry _E. Fales’ city-county bureau of identification to the records of fice yesterday greater efficency is hoped for in the handling of criminal records. Formerly Fales, who has headed the bureau since its in ception in 1935, had a larger of fice in the county court house than the present one in the city hall. But City Manager J. R. Benson felt that the records of the bureau of identification should be closer to those of the Investors Mutual Declares Final Quarter Dividend MINNEAPOLIS, September 10 — The Board of Directors of Investors Mutual, Inc., open-end investment fund, today declared a final quarter ly dividend distribution for the fis cal year, of 27 cents per share, pay able on September 26, 1947 to share holders of record as of September 12, 1947. The 27 cent dividend was de rived from approximately 16 cents per share on profits on the sale of portfolio securities for the entire fiscal year, and approximately 11 cents per share from interest and dividend in come during the fnial quarter of the fiscal year which ends September 30th. Total dividend distribution for the twelve month period totalled 63 cents per share. Earl E. Crabby President and Chair man of the Bfl|rd reported that net assets as of August 31, 1947 were $107,008,413, with shares currently held by more than 54,000 shareholders. Investors Syndicate, Minneapolis is the principal distributor and invest ment manager of the Fund. Representative WADE BARRIER 315 Southern Bldg. Dial 2-1161 Wilmington, N. C. police department will be pro cessed immediately when they records office and the bureau should be put on a 24-hour basis instead of the previous eight hour schedule. Now criminals arrested by the police department will be proc essed immediately when they are brought to jail. Personnel of the records office and the bu reau of identification will be used to man the new office 24 hours a day. No additional em ployes will be hired, Benson said. The Wilmington police depart ment’s record office will act as a link to Fales’ carded finger print files, and Fales, as in the past, will be the link with the Federal Bureau- of Investigation. Washington Catlett Slates P-T-A Meet Monday Afternoon There will be a meeting of the parents and teachers of the Washington Catlett school to morrow afternoon at 2:15 in the school auditorium to organize a Parent-Teachers association. All parents are urged to at tend this meeting. RELIGIOUS PICTURE SHOWN “King of Kings,”, a religious motion picture produced by Ce cil B. DeMille, will be shown at the Wilmington Salvation Army citadel, 215 South Front street, at 7:30 p.m., today. The public is invited. No admission will be charged, according to Maj. Lisle Shacklef i cl, commanding offi cer. MORTON PLANS BUILDING STUDY Will Attend Building Con ference in Colum bus, 0. City Building Inspector Gil bert F. Morton will leave this week-end for Columbus, O., to join scores of -other building of ficials from all sections of the country in an appraisal of the new basic building code to be promulgated at the joint annual meeting of the Building Offi cials Conference of America, Inc., and the Building Officials Foundation. Morton said that the basic code has been the subject of an intensive study by a group of 70 code experts for almost three years, and that while all sections have not yet been ap proved in final form, it was learned from conference headquarters in New York that every effort was being made to have it ready for approval by the time of the this week. ' ‘ "a* Morton has served . past three years on" °r « code committee; ,v.,"e of tl the task of writing ^ H . Fr°m reports Ldhe..^ sions with other h..iu- d;^ cials,” Morton said «.T "5 « der the impression thJ> fort to gain ,„n„ a fte. ceptance of the a forth in the »,asicPCoruPles a much to improvi hi ill; lower costs. ^Ss g, “Both building of.-., , all building industry arnfS watching with great PS J this broad national r, mtete! for code reform. novec!9 Oldest order of knights ; the world is the P^ln,^ the Holy Sepuiehr P founlT 1099. 0Undsd A Million Dollars To Believe Pi]e It is estimated that over , , tars annually is spe> t to- ,10,11( dies for relieving piles. Yet aCI'"S will tell you you that soothbv dra® astringent Peterson's Ointmeit L'lS pile torture in a few minutes v*1 60c in tube wit! l«»b« Ointment brings prompt w?,** from itching. Mon Black’s TEXACO Service AUTHORIZED ?ire$ton« dealer Castle and Thirteenth Sts. Dial 5908 STANDARD PROTECTION MOORE'S INSURANCE AGEHH FIRE—STORM—AUTO—BURGULAR—THEFT — LIABILITY — IRA D. 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