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40-YEARS-OLD First Started In Wilming ton, Delaware, As sociation Says _ Today is the 40th anniversary, of the Christmas Seal. On De cember 7, 1907, the first sale of j “Christmas Stamps” was con- j ducted in the main postoffice of. Wilmington, Delaware. Wit , stamps printed on credit and the backing of the Philadelphia newspapers, Miss Emily Bissell attempted to raise $300 to carry on the work of a small sana torium near Wilmington. ' The first sale brought in sd,- ( 000 The next year the Amen can Red Cross sponsored a na tional sale and since 1910 Christ mas Seals have supported the work of the National Tuberculo sis Association reaching m 1946 the sum of $17,000,000 through out the nation. In North Caro lina alone, \the sale brought in , #135,000. , „ In Wilmington, North Caro lina. Christmas seals have been sold annually since 1912, the year in which the Red Cross sanatorium was built. The in- j tome from the seals went to ward the support of a nurse who worked with colored tuberculo sis patients. Later proceeds from the sale were turned over j to the sanatorium, as a contri-, bution toward its upkeep. THECATMAN (Continued from Page One) from Second to Sixth streets, were approximately 40 city po lice, Camp Lejeune Marines, ABC offciers, deputy sheriffs, and ACL policeman and County j Solicitor James King. I As soon as darkness fell, the ; officers took their stations and started looking for the silent at t ftckpr* First to spot William’s was Officer J. J. Padrick. who said he saw' him shortly after 6 p.m. at Fourth and Market streets. Padrick relayed the information to the other officers with a walkie - talkie radio. The portable-short wave radios were located at several points where the police expected ‘The Cat man to strike. I From the original sighting, the officers said they cased . Williams as he walked the; streets, apparently looking for ; victim. Approximately 50 minutes later, the Negro was deceived; by Moore on Fifth, between; Princess and Market streets. ; Moore said: ‘He swung at me w'ith the brick. I ducked and; took the blow' on my shoulder.” j The officer and the Negro; went to the ground in a bloody1 struggle when Officer M. C. Skipper, stationed across the street, ran over and assisted Moore in making the arrest, police said. After ‘The Catman’ was treat ed at the hospital, he was re turned to police headquarters, handcuffed and heavily guarded. His clothes were still smeared w'ith blood, and he hung his head sullently, refusing to talk to po lice. A Negro, believed by police to be Williams, emerged out of the shadows of Wilmington streets twice Friday night to attack. From one of his victims he fled with her pocketbook containing $10. The other women were knocked to the ground, but the slender, dark-skinned Negro ran before he was able to .grab her purse, police reported. Friday night’s victims were Miss Elsie Lewis, 215 Ann street, employe of the Southern Bell Telephone company, and Mrs. Elizabeth Walker, 308 S. Third street. In her statement to the police Miss Lewis said she was walk ing from her home to the tele phone building at Third and Princess streets, “when a Negro stepped out of a dark alley in the first block of S. Third street and “knocked me down.” The Negro snatched her pocketbook as she lay on the ground and fled, detectives related. Miss Lewis was treated at James Walker Memorial hospital for bruises and a bloodily - ripped cheek. Fifteen minutes later and three blocks away Mrs. Walker in the 300 block of Ann street was attacked. Detective Capt. L. A. Teague said the Negro used the same methods in all five attacks. Ir his night - time highway rob beries, he never spoke, coverec his victims mouths with hi: hand when they attempted tc cry for help, stole their pocket books and whatever valuable hi was able to find on theii persons, and beat their head: into the ground when resisted Williams was processei through the city-county bureav of identification and transferrec to the county jail. Captain Teague said he wil be charged with the five attack: General Electric Ranges Place Your Order With Us GREGG BROS. 110 Market St. Dial 9655 against the white women and “other crimes may be attribut ed to him, too.” Last summer Williams was found not guilty of a burglary i charge in New Hanover county I Superior court. His parole was revoked following his arrest then and re-enstated by Gov. R. Gregg Cherry ater the acquit tal Police last night said his parol will “undoubtedly be re voked again." Williams’ crime record dates back to 1932, according to offi cial FBI records, when he was arrested for store breaking, lar ceny and receiving. He was found guilty and sentenced to 18 to 24 months on the public roads. In 1938 he was sentenced to two years for purse snatching, and in 1941 a Wake county Su perior court judge sentenced him to 15 years for assault with attempt to committ criminal as sault. Williams claims to be a trav eling “preacher.” He constantly read a Bible when he appeared in Recorder’s court and Superior court in the previous cases. KENNEDY HOME (Continued from Page One) Mrs. J. D. Edwards, accompan ist. Who is Sylvia?, Schubert; Passing by. Purcell, tenor solo ijy G. S. Blomme. Walking at Night, Czech folk! song; Lover Come Back to Me, Romberg, male chorus. Old Folks at Home, Foster Zanzig; Dixie, Emmett-Zanzig, 1 and Came A Riding, Czech folk song, women's chorus. Hallelujah! Chorus from “The Messiah,” Handel, male and wo men’s chorus. Edwin D. Clark is conductor and Mrs. Sam A. Troy, Jr., ac companist, of the chorus. Members of the male chorus are: W. H. Allison, G. S. Blomme, J. M. Covil, J. T. Farley, Jr., S. T. Glover, G. C. Malpass, W. C.. Riggs, D. D. Sloan, C. L. Ward, J. Bruce Biggs, H. V. Borjes, L. O. Ellis, Jr., H. J. H. Garms, W. S. King, G. M. Mann, M. C. Moore, R. L. Snakenburg, W. O. S. Sutherland, J. H. Tillman, McC. B. Wilson, K. P. Winstead, W. G. Bland, C. N. Foshee, E. E. Grantham, L. K. Hill, J. B. Hin nant, C. E. Kavenaugh, L. J. LaSure, Q. E. Rhodes, H. E. Rob ins, J. E. Rose, Sr., J. L. Sutton, trC. C. Williford, C. M. Appleber ry, J. M. Carroll, B. R. Clayton, L. J. Dagenhart, B. W. Dunham, Arden Hickman, A. R. Howard, J. L. Lamb and R. H. Smith. Members of the women’s chorus are: Johanne Banck, Marie Burc-h elle, Francis Carswell, Maxine Cooper, Alice Graves, Glenn | Halligan, Betty Hill. Cathy How | ard, Mary Jarman, Pauline Kav enaugh, Isabelle McDougald, Ger trude Mills, Ruby Peel, MMaxine Beauty Winners MISS JACKIE SUGGS, left, winner of the title “Miss Bladen boro” in a contest held in the Wonet theatre, Bladenboro. On the right is Mrs. Vincent Colombo, winner of the title, “Mrs. Bladen boro” in the same contest.__ Peterson, Lila Mae Potter, Linda Rogers, Mary Alice feose, Serena Smith, Agnes Blanchard, Juanita Cannon, Elizabeth Clarke, Frances Edmondson, Virginia Franks, Hilda Justice, Johanna Rehder, Azilee Wylie, Theresa Anderson, Ella Mae Bullard, Bessie Nixon, Nina Peterson, Ann Teachey, Carolyn Tusch and Ruth White. Four Church Circles Schedule Meetings Four circles of the Calvary Baptist churcrh are scheduled to. meet Tuesday night at 8 o’clock, Katherine Rivenbark announc ed yesterday. Pender Circulates Petition In County __ BURGAW, Dec. 6 — Pender county drys are circulating a petition asking for an election to vote beer and wine out of the county under the Beer and Wine Act of the 1947 general assem bly, it was announced here to day. WATCH TEMPERATURES To save fuel, put a thermom eter in each room. When the temperature rises to 70 degrees, shut off the heat in the room. | The lunch room at Carlsbad . Caverns, New Mexico, is 750 feet underground. BENEFIT MOVIE (Continued from Page One) merce for renovation and for distribution on Christmas morn ing. The program of entertainment for the special Toy Matinee will consist of five cartoons and two two - reel comedies. The three Stooges will appear in“Three Lone Wolves” and Shemp Howard will be seen in a come dy entitled “Mr. Noisy.” i Featured in the five cartoons are such favorites as Popeye, Lulu, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Donald Duck. Bring an old or new toy to the Bailey theatre at 9:30 o’clock Saturday morning and you not only will be treated to a delight ful program of entertainment, but wil lbe aiding a very worthy cause as well, the Jaycees said. $21,500 WON (Continued from Page One) Traffic was jammed in the 1700 block of Frederick Lane. The celebration reached a diz zy climax when a total stranger pushed his way through the mob | gathered in the hallway outside the Subbie apartment. ! “You don’t know me. lady,” |he said, beaming at Mrs. Subbie. “But I came 1,700 miles for (this. I want to shake your hand.”__ City Briefs Joe L. Martin, electrician’s mate, third class, USN, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wal lace M. Martin, Wrightsville Sound, is serving aboard the submarine tender USS Orion, based in the Canal Zone as a unit of Submarine Squadron 8. » * • Four hundred and ninty dead animals, including three mules, a horse, and a cow, were removed from streets and adjacent property dur - ing November, according to the monthly report of the city sanitary department filed yesterday at city hall. * * * The U. S. Civil Service commission announced yes terday an examination to fill the position of rural mail carrier at Supply. The examination will be held at Wilmington. Receipt of ap- | plications will close January 15. A sales training sound mo tion picture film obtained by the Chamber of Commerce for use this week will be shown to high school classes in retailing, members of the Kiwanis club Wednesday and possibly other civic clubs on other days, and probably at a special shewing for store sales personnel some night at the high school, accord ing to John H. Farrell, sec retary. * * • The Wilmington Light In fantry will hold its Decem ber meeting at the armory, Fourth and Market streets, tomorrow night at 8 o’clock. * * * Mrs. H e y w o o d Ed wards, executive secretary of the Wilmington Red Cross chapter, will attend a Red Cross 1948 fund campaign planning meeting in Bir mingham Wednesday and Thursday. Representatives from 40 or more of the larger cities in eight southeastern states will be there. * * * A committee, headed by Wilbur Dosher, will meet Tuesday at 8 p. m. at the Brigade Boys club to plan a minstrel show to be present ed in Wilmington within the Free for Asthma During Winter If you suffer with attacks of Asthma and choke and gasp for brfeaih, if rest ful sleep is difficult because of the strug gle to breathe, don't fail to send at once to the Frontier Asthma Company for a FREE teial of the FRONTIER ASTHMA MEDICINE, a preparation for temporary symptomatic relief of paroxysms of Bronchial Asthma. 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