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CHERRY STEPS IN
(Continued From Page One)
Shan during the peak of the
war.”
Meanwhile, Raleigh joined
Charlotte and other cities of the
state in taking emergency
measures to meet the oil short
age.
Following a citizens’ meeting
last night at which a number
n£ measures were recom
mended, city Manager Roy S.
Braden today instructed the
city building inspector not to ap
prove any more building per
mits for new dwellings unless
provision is made for some au
xiliary heating.
CHARLOTTE EMERGENCY
CHARLOTTE, N. C„ Dec. 20
.-iffl—Mayor H. H Baxter of
Charlotte said tonight he will
proclaim a state of emergency
Monday authorizing the* city
government to buy kerosene in
100.000-gallon lots for resale to
victims of a severe fuel oil
ihortage.
The mayor admitted there
was no certainty that even the
city could obtain oil in such
quantities at the present time.
VETERAN BITTEN
100,000 TIMES
Gets Paid For Letting Mos
quitoes Have Their
Fling
BALTIMORE, Dec. 20. -!
Harold Franklin is constantly1
tickled. But, he said tonight, he
is not amused.
In the past four years, Frank
lin said, “I have been bitten by
100,000 mosquitoes.” Scratching
vigorously at a red welt on his
left hand, he added:
“That is a world’s record.”
That’s as may be, but Frank
lin actually has been bitten by ,
100,000 mosquitoes. He is a pro-:
fessional mosquito bitee. He got
his 100,000th bite today.
Franklin became intimately
acquainted with mosquitoes as
a navy chief petty officer during
the world war. He met them in
the jungles of New Guinea.
“They loved me,” he said.
Franklin served with a navy
advance unit whose obj was to
explore island jungle and find
out the nature, character, and
temperament of the mosquito
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inhabitants. They did this before
troops moved in to set up bases.
So many mosqutioes of the
culex variety—the kind that car
ries elephantiasis infectin—bit
him that he had a hard time
keeping the score.
Emerging from the jungles 14
months ago he went to work for
the U S. Industrial Chemical Co.
which tests mosquito repellants
here.
Every day he smears a re
pellants on his arms and sticks
them into a container full of
mosquitoes specially bred for
laboratory purposes.
If the repellant doesn’t work
the mosquitoes bit him. You’d
be surprised how many repel
lants don’t work, he said.
Being bitten by mosquitoes
doesn’t confer immunity. Frank
lin scratches like anybody else.
And the itch is cumulative, he
says. After being lanced by
mosquitoes for the 100,000th
time, he said:
“It felt like the millionth.”
Proposal Made
To Have Santa Claus
Answer His Letters
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 —W—
A plan whereby each child
writing to Santa Claus would re
ceive a personal reply was out
lined today by Senator Langer
(R-ND).
The plan, if adopted, would go
into effect for Christmas, 1948.
Langer said in a statement
that he will discuss with the
post office department after the
first of the year a plan for en
abling legislation which will
permit the department to send
all letters addressed to “Santa
Claus” to the post office at
Santa Claus, Ind.
He proposes to have a special
“Santa Claus” signature author
ized. Employes at the Santa
Claus, Ind., office would mail a
card bearing it to every boy and
girl who sits down and writes
a letter to the old yuletide gen
tleman.
New Speed Wagon Is Fancy
Job By Local ‘ToothDentist’
By PHIL WRIGHT, Staff Writer
This little boy and girl I saw in an odd-looking buggy the
other day have worked up a real fanciful belief in Santa
Claus—although he comes a little high—say maybe a coupla
mashed fingers, a goodly portion of domestic relations and
MORE FAMILIES
(Continued From Page One)
And yesterday afternoon and
last night the pledges of assist
ance continued to pour into the
various charitable agencies, all
working overtime to make sure
that not a single family be left
out on Christmas day.
This was truly becoming a
merry Christmas for Wilming
ton.
But there were still 106 fami
lies left who will receive noth
ing unless more help is found.
This was revealed by Miss
Margaret Moore, chairman of
the Christmas Bureau, who has
pledged 100 per cent support of
the News campaign to aid the
needy.
“I appreciate the excellent
publicity given by the News,
and our agency will do every
thing it can to help the cam
paign.” Miss Moore said.
By yesterday at 1 p.m., 261
families were assured of help
on Christmas day by generous
Wilmingtonians. Nine more un
fortunate families were accept
ed by the bureau yesterday, and
17 were accepted the previous
day.
Five more typical families,
who face a cheerless Christmas
without help were described by
Mrs. Ellis:
Seven white children, whose
ages range from one to seven,
their frail 33-year-old father,
who was ill in a hospital six
months this year, and their 29
year-old mother, have a total in
come of $20 a week.
A Negro family of five small
children will be fortunate to
have a few mouthfuls of food.
The father, 32, has an infected
kidney and low blood pressure,
and the 27-year-old mother has
a bad heart. They have no in
come.
A wnire woman, wnose Hus
band is serving a three-year
prison sentence, has two chil
dren, ages two and three and
is expecting another child >1
February. From the county wel
fare department she receives an
income of $9 a week.
The Negro father of six chil
dren is unemployable because
of a chronic heart ailment. In
the family are two-year-old
twins, one 11-year-old girl, a six
year-old girl, and a 12-yearold
bov. There is no income in this
family.
Two elderly white women are
unemployable because of their
ages and because they are men
tally deficient. They have no in
come.
LONDON NEWS MAN DEAD
LONDON. Dec. 20—W—James
Dunn, 69, widely known London
newspaperman died last night.
He had worked on The Daily Dis
Datch, Sunday Chronical and for
24 years on the Dailv Mail.
LEADING THE WAY INTO A NEW GOLDEN ERA..i
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History Is In the making at Oldsmobile. In celebration of the fifty years just past . * * in anticipation of even greater
years ahead.;; America’s oldest motor car manufacturer is now swinging into production on the first of an entirely
new cycle of superlatively fine cars-the Futuramic Oldsmobile. Here is a car so new and exciting, it requires a
brand new word-Futuramic-to describe it. A car with styling so daring and dramatic, it’s just as modern as
Oldsmobile’. Hydra-Matic Drive. A car so advanced and ahead of the times, in every way, it heralc*
th. dawn of a new Golden Era. Watch for the 1948 Futuramic Oldsmobile—soon to be wen in our salesrooms.
(IliBRATING OLDSMOBIIE’S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY
.lOOR OLDSMOBIli DEAliR —
COSTAL MOTORS, INC.
1,fh & Market Sts.
Dial 5301
a tot oi mianignt on.
They’re sorta half silently
hopeing Santa may bring them
a new buggy for the one they
are outgrowing.
Today it’s my job to tell you
about this new — that is, this
comparitively new vehicle. You
can use it to perambulate twins
when they arrive unexpectedly.
But then again, if you’ve
passed the ripe old age of 90.
Stop. That is, I mean don’t read
further.
You 11 probably never need to
build one of these anyway.
The odd - fashioned vehicle
whizzed past me on the com
munity drive at Colonial Village
the other day, and somehow the
length of the thing, and its
homespun aspects stuck.
However, I admit that in a I
subconcious moment I wondered j
whether Dr. Archie Harris, the,
man who fashioned the con- i
traption couldn’t have made the
construction more painful t h an
he described to me later.
(He’s a W i 1 m i n gton ‘tooth
dentist.’)
He admits that he came out
of the ordeal of building the
streamlined twin speed wagon
which w o u Id accommodate
more than two, a month after
the arrivel of his son, Archie,
Jr., (he’s the solemn-faced fel
low in the picture) and his
daughter Gail — the smiling one
—with many shopworn aspects
which most of the children say
causes him to have a sort of
drilling complex.
The twins are a year old, that
is they will be Dec. 30, and their
dentist papa today boasts of sus
] taining only slight traces of
black and blue fingernails, a tew
permanent cut scars, occasional
threats of a malignant growth
where the pliers slipped and the
nuts, bolts and screws bolted,
and a vague memory of the near
severance of his domestic re
lations.
Despite the sleek appearance
of the two - passenger speed
wagon, this doctor of the dentist
ry built the contraption “right
out there in the kitchen,” Mrs.
Harris says, while she coaxed
the twins through many a colie
bedeviled nap and tried ro keep
her bewildered mate’s blood
pressure down to a reasonable
140 plus.
The buggy was originally in
tended for a one - passenger af
fair, but with Dr. Harris’ intri
cate innovations it hauls ftvo
luxuriously, and its conserva
tively estimated that at least
two others could go along — in
case the neighbors feel like an
airing.
By sheer resourcefulness,
prompted mainly, the doctor
says by deprivations on isolated
South Pacific islands, and with
the aid of a handful or two of 1
the old reliable stovebolts; part
of a bale of power cable wire, i
an almost equal amount of rub-!
ber tubing; four wheels and a
sheet or so of tin (bent to form j
by the doctor’s own hands) the
speed wagon turned out looking!
like a miniature air car from
the pages of a Buck Rogers
comic book.
The seat covers are by Mrs.
Harris, however. So is the wood!
carving on the restful looking
arm rests.
But to this day the doctor’s
three-year-old daughter — Carol
Jean wonders what become of
her old one-sea ter buggy (it
used to be the same color of
the new streamliner), and papa
wonders whether he should have
learned to use his tweezers,
grinding discs, hammers, pulli
kins—ouch—and pliers on sheet
metal only instead of on the fus- !
sier porcelain of his customers’
best set of false teeth.
—-- - ■
Reactivation Of Guard
Unit At Cape Fear
Armory Tuesday Night
Reactivation of Headqu: ters.
Battery, 252nd AAA group of
the National Guard, following
the organization of the New Han
over units, has been planned for
Tuesday night at 7:30 o’clock at
the Cape Fear Armory, Eighth
and Market streets, Capt. Joe E.
Boylan said last night.
The Anti-Aircraft Artillery
unit, disbanded during the war
years, saw service under the
colors in foreign battlefields and
at home, and is now planning to
reorganize. Although Captain
Boylan said he hoped as many
of the old group would reenlist
as possible, it is his opinion most
of the unit will be new members.
The organization is to furnish
protection at home in time of
civil strife, and to prepare the
members for action in the armed
forces in time of war.
CHRISTMAS TREE
(Continued From Page One)
reaches the crowds from loud
speakers concealed in the
branches and an apparent voice
from the heavens that comes
from a speaker mounted atop
a nearby giant water tower hid
den from view in the darkness.
The grandeur and enchant
ment of the splendorous natural
setting on the banks of the
beautiful Cape Fear river only
magnify the significance of the
import of the birth of the Christ
child in the Bethlehem manger
2,000 years ago as the music of
“Silent Night, Holy Night”
comes from the symbolic tree
and a voice from heaven an
nounces the coming of Jesus,
just as it did those many years i
ago when the shepherds heard!
it on the plains outside the Holy j
City. I
THIS STREAMLINED speed wagon was built for ‘the twins’ by
their dentist papa as an item to meet an emergency.
SIR ALLEN DEAD
BELFAST, Ulster, Dec. 20—W
—Sir William Allen, 81 unionist
member of parliament for county
Arn h since 1922 died tonight
of injuries suffered when he was
hit by a truck two weeks ago. He
was an officer lr''”ot World
War.
NOBLES
Of
MYSTIC SHRINE
AND THEIR LADIES
You Are Invited To Attend
The Arab Shrine Club
CHRISTMAS PARTY
To Be Held Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1947 — 7 P. M.
at FAMOUS CLUB
(Just Beyond Greenfield)
Make Your Reservations Now and Pay at the door or
mail check for your tickets to
Tickets 7-75 PETE CAPPS, Chairman
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Front & Oramre ilial 6651
Williston Singers
Give Concert Series
For Lejeune Marines
Members of the Wi’Mston In
dustrial sch ’ this week enter
tained convalescent Marines at
Camp Lejeune’s huge hospital
with their 50-voice choir, ana
jater gave separate concerts, aft
er breaking up into small groups.
The combined chorus present
ed their program in the camp
theatre before the showi g oi
movies.
The entertainment program
was under the sponsorship of the
American Re ' Cross in connec
tion with the regular Christmas
s < ’ale.
OIL-FIRED |
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action boiler take* 30 to 45
minutes to put heat in your
radiators. Quick action means
comfort (and economy) when
a G-E “fast steam” boiler is on
the job. You’ll get truly even
heating—you’ll save,fuel—come
in and talk it over.
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PLUMBING & HEATING
COMPANY
107 S. Front St.
Playing Santa? .
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CRAFTSMAN CARVING SETS
Reg. 5-50
298
The kind of superb carving
set you've always wanted.
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saving! Razor-keen hollow
ground siicer, with 2-tine
fork, and sharpening steel.
Smart stag handles.
3 Pc. CARVING SET-Black Calalin Handles-Reg. 13.95 g.88
3 Pc. CARVING SET—Stag Handles-Reg. R95. 7.77
3 Pc. CARVING SET-Ivory Handles-Reg. 2.98.2-79
3-lb. Automatic Iron
Reg. 7,66
8.50 «
Enjoy speedy, tireless ironing
with this lightwieght iron.
Finger-tip dial marks correct
heat for every fabric. Under
writers’ Approved.
Electric Roaster
Reg. n. 88
12.95 V
Ideal szie; roasts, bakes do
fries. Attractive ribbed
chrome-plated body; plastic
fittings. Accurate heat control
from 100 degrees to 550 de
grees.
Electric Heater
Reg.
0.98
Provides instant heat to re
move chili from any room —
Lightweight — Easily carried.
— For 110-120V. AC or DC—
Underwriters Approved.
Rich Spicy — Barbara Jane Fruit Cake
Reg. 1.98
X.W ]00
Plump, tender fruits, crisp
|\ pecans, fragrant spices blend
yj ed in a rich, dark batter.
Watch family and guests go
for this creation. Few des
serts as tempting cost so
little and are so easy to srrve.
Buy several.
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