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REPORT ON BASIN There are now 188 vessels sl0red in the Wilmington reserve fleet basin, and the organization has an annual payroll of $500, 000 for its 250 employes, Super intendent John B. Abbott told members of the Wilmington Ro tary club who braved inclement weather to atend their luncheon meeting at the Friendly yester day. Abbott, who was introduced by Program Chairman Peter Brown Ruffin, described theprocesses of preparing a ship for storage and of laying it up in the basin here. The Rotarians also heard Char les Harrington, general cam paign chairman for the local Community Chest drive now un der way, urge that every mem ber get out and do his best to put the campaign over the top. He urged that the volunteer chest workers should not wait until the last day or last meeting, but should try to push the drive to its goal as soon as possible. Members of the club voted to hold their annual ladies’night program at the Plantation club on November 25. They also heard an announcement that their luncheon meeting on next Tues day will be “an open meeting.” At this meeting all members will have the opportunity to air any CIVITANS TO DINE THEIR LADIES ON BARBECUE TONIGHT Members of the Wilmington Civitan club will stage their an ideas or grievance on operation of the club. nual ladies’ night program at 7:30 p. m. this evening at-Mayor E. L. White’s lodge on the Castle Hayne road. The grand climax of the eve ning’s entertainment will be a square dance, complete with a string band. Barbecue served buffet style will be the repast for the occasion, which will be strictly informal as to dress. Lake Maggiore, in the geo graphical center of the city of St. Petersburg. Fla., is only two miles from the city’s downtown hotel and shopping district. It is being converted into a botanical park and wildlife sanctuary to give visitors a -view of Florida's subtropical jungleland. IS IT SAFI TO BLOW NOSE HARDf Answer: No, you might blow infection into ears. 2 drops of Penetro Nom Drops in each nostril reduce conges tion, check watery flow and help leeseo need for Plowing. You breathe easier. PENETRO DROPS r NOWONLY \ **# PHILCO "1262” Your Choice on EASY TERMS WORLD’S BIGGEST SELLING RADIO-PHONOGRAPH /tens foz /94S*/ It’s the sensation that swept the nation... the most popular radio-phonograph ever built ... because it’s the easiest way to play records ever invented! Just slide in a record—and it plays automatically. No lid to lift, no tone arm * to set, no needles to change. It’s a powerful • radio, too! For amazing value in radio and # record enjoyment.;. try the Philco "1201”. • There is nothing like it! « < For the happiest half-hour on the air, hear Bing Crosby . : . America’s greatest singing personality ... on Philco Radio Time! You’ll love his lilting songs . . . chuckle at his casual wit . . . enjoy his famous guests! Make it a habit to listen every week! 10 PM-WMFD-1400 ON YOUR DIAL * * • * *• PHILCO "1253" •* O£Ms/it/0/M£ Qm/ry PT /,TS PP/C£... SEE/TAMD JUDGE/ Yes, see the exciting new Philco 1253, and you’ll agree: Here’s fine, lasting satisfaction in a table radio-phonograph at the lowest possible price! It features the superb Philco Automatic Record Changer... so smooth, gentle and trouble-free! It brings you a powerful radio, too, in its compact, smartly streamlined Walnut cabinet. And ... when you hear the glorious surge of pure undistorted tone... you’ll know the difference Philco quality makes! A sensational 1948 value! 12 Dock St. AMAN FURNITURE CO. Jacksonville, N. C. H. H. AMAN Richlands, N. C. SAME’S GULF STATION Carolina Beach, N. C. V. S. BRADHAM A SON Chinquapin, N. C. ALTON CAPPS Sneads Ferry, N. C. OOASJ ROAD SERVICE STATION Shallotte, N. C. BUCK’S DISTRIBUTING CO. DUPLIN MERCANTILE CO. Kenansville, N. C. DUPLIN TRADING CO. Warsaw, N. C. R. F. HALL & SON, INC. Castle Hayne Road. Wilmington, N. C. R. E. HUGHES Hampstead, N. C. KING’S ELECTRICAL SALES CO. Shallotte, N. C. M. L. LANIER chinquapin, N. C. * LEGGETT’S Southport, N. C. PENDER APPLIANCE CO. Burgaw, N. C. L. E. POPE FURNITURE CO. Magnolia, N. C. RADIO & ELECTRONIC REPAIR CO. RFD No. 3, Box 243, Wilmington, N. C. 1. J. RHUE HARDWARE CO. Swansboro, N. C. AVON SHARPE Beulaville, N. C. BOOMTOWN GROCERY Holly Ridge, N. C. SHEFFIELD Si FUSSELL Rose Hill, N. C. SPORT CENTER 114 Market St . Wilmington, N. C. G. STEIN FURNITURE CO. 605 North Fourth St., Wilmington, N. C, TAYLOR & HATCHER Faison N. C. THOMPSON BICYCLE CO. 702 Castle Street. Wilmington, N. C. THRIF-T-STORES, INC. 29 South Front Street, Wilmington, N. C. BURGAW ELECTRIC CO. Burgaw, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. WALLACE ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE CO. Wallace. N. C. WARSAW APPLIANCE CO. Warsaw, N. C. WILMINGTON FURNITURE & STORAGE CORF. 224 North Front Street, Wilmington, N. C. R. L. WRIGHT Rocky Point, N. C. FRANK R. PINER Service Station, Carolina Beach Rd. Dial 2-OMI J. D. LEWIS Bolivia, N. C.