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stem For Postmasters T V .»■! July I.—The predic . • ..f time ss near when all , --itions u ill be filled by .uiin the service \\a. : c la^t nijihl by Harrison ch: -ititi aui'iit and di i'U ,'iiiiL; opperators and , . vie l\»>t * >11 ice Depart ddivssed joint sessions :1.1s Postal Supervisors. \ ■ ■h Carolina Federation ot' »,• i';erw the North Caro ' •'U ot Letter Carriers. \ Iiai'ii's. who opriu'd ouiv'etition at the IJni \..rii< Carolina vesterday. c\ t Ituit \ i*ry stum the* i>l>— r eveiy man or woman who ■ ■ ;e postal service can be the „ : ion .11 his office." he . p -.»piiesied that "the time iii-;.i!it when the depari • .< !>e iiiven the rijiht to trans it. tasters and superv isors from office, enabling the service utuv men of marked ability i-er field Do You Know What Is Being Celebrated? I tic ids i. shington. July 4. — (AD — . V . 11f 'A . * I My itHV.'f K': .dent Jit tali IndepetuU rice Day? .» a >:iU' and sane way: ; the hr>t 10 people you see idhig they're nut historians) A'ca ccivbratint; on the h ot July. to a bet that they can't riuht an>\ver. Ciive hey want them. ili. .-ay yon can't lose. •: v .e as;e num i • v. :li vepiy: • F" tti; m .li ly i- the anni y . ! t::e -iuninii «»•' the Decla i>! Independence." S wronu. United States celebrates to te I»»4*h anniversary ot' the :: i>v C'oimre-s i'l he lamed it ion. .. . >u want to parlay your inde • :-.deuce day bet. ask them when <• Declaration was signed. You're j »::y -ale there. too. bti*au>e the: ■ lU'.tnt was signed on several; A gust 2. I77f>. was the main one. X Vi»rU"> delegates ?->t their in-, tractions to sign on July i). s x wlher- who signed the declara •n were not members of Congress n July 4. It Norse Children Smuggle Gold Past Nazis Baltimore. July 4.—(AP)—A story j sy.ic»o.tmh» in »olcl was slip— • t : >ast nazi sentries by Norwegian children who pulled it on sleds t«» a iii ireighter hidden in a .secret d v. - told by me <\rews-Post yes terday. Ti.v "old shipment, the paper rc <i. arri' ifi here Monday on the .\> : "jii:111 ship Bomtna for delivery Xt v York, and was unloaded un fit-: tx.liee guard. Fioji. a nuree whose identity was ■ * '.(■; lied obvious reasons." Xew.-!'• .rntd the gold was ' of hir^e hi;!*ji.;ii*s hidden in ei ret caches by the Norwegian .no\ : > tit after the German invasion. V.'i.t a the German offensive on tlie • tfc:-i front broke, the paper's in iiit -aid. tne .-mall tramp .stcam r moved into the fjord where it quickly covered with tree bran to escape detection from Ger n planes. For clay afterwards children pull -ieds—a common si.?ht in Nor Congressman Carl Durham, who in troduced Parkman. said that before entering the sei \ ice lie was an editoi :uui publisher and associate ol Wil liam Alien White Kmporia. Kansas. Close to 1.000 postal workers and their ladies were present for the opening session of the convention in Hill Music Hall last night. During the afternoon the visitors were conducted by Hoy Armstrong on sight-seeing tours and heard a concert by the All-State High School Hand. K. K. Strowd, assistant postmaster of Chapel Hill, general chairman of the convention, presided, and wel ; comes wen- extended by Postmaster jW. S. llogan and Mayor John M. Fou<hee. J. F. Hrown. State presi dent of the Letter Carriers, and Mrs. K. K. Phelps, president of the Clerks Auxiliary. responded. Prof. W. \. Olsen of the University ! gave a splendid entertainment pro gram preceding Mr. Parkman's ad dress. and a dance in Woolen Gym ; nn<ium concluded yesterday s pro gram. way trudged inconspicuously to w.-.'i the vic inity. On each sled was a small bo\ of gold, taken from a hid ug place in the rugged country side miles from the fiord. Xow and then a woman passed by tin' na/.i guards, pullii g a larger sled, with, children sitting on the box of gold. Six Weeks were required to transfer the geld t<> the ship. Then, on a moonless night, the freighter slipped out to sea. An hour later a submarine loomed alongside, and a tense crew waited fearfully. Hut tlie submarine identifying her self as English .-lipped i'r hi view. Beer Drinkers To Pay Share For Defense Daily Dispatch Bureau, In the Sir Walter Hotel. Raleigh. July 4.- The national de fense act will increase Xorth Caro lina's beer industry's tax bill by ap proximately $31 5.000 a year, it has been estimated by the Brewers and Xorth Carolina Beer Distributors committee. On the basis oi the Federal tax of $5 per barrel, the U. S. government collected Sl.543.3b3.Sr> from the con-' sumption of 308.67(1.57 barrels during the 12-months period ended May 30. The increase of the barrel tax from < $5 to St> will add $315,000 to this amount of the committee's estimate that consumption of beer for the year I beginning June 1 will be approxi mately 315.000 barrels. The state's bec-r industry contri buted S3.102.873.44 in taxes to the Federal, state and local governments during the fiscal year just ended. The state and local miits collect ed SI.559.489.59 in licen-e and excise taxes: the Federal government $1. 543.383.85. The state collected $1, 380.614.59 in all forms of beer taxes for the 1939-40 fiscal year as com pared with S1.234.893.02 for the pre vious fiscal year. Cities, towns andj counties collected ."17!;,875. On the basis of an estimated con- | sumption of 315.000 barrels during' the coming year, the total Federal, state and local tax bill ot the North Carolina beer industry will reach $3, 500.000. The annual business volume of the beer industry in this state is esti-; mated at $10,400,000. Most of thisi volume is reflected in the state by employment, payrolls and taxes, the committee explains. STUDY PKK'E LIST I Raleigh. July 4.—(AP)—The state board of alcoholic control is consid ering a new price li't to be put into effect the first of August. Chairman j Cutlar Moore said that iho board I was seeking to make sure by its new ! price list aht no extra profit will be j made by ABC stores because of ad ditional federal defense taxes on ' liquor. World's Crossroads in Mame one T.? m°s?„unusual highway directional signs in the country is this } nchviUe, Me. All the places mentioned are bona fide Maine towns and the distances are accurate. (Central Press) Capital Gossip By IIKXRY AVFRILL Ualeigh. July 4.—The census of fice here in Kaleigh has temporarily dropped the business of coiinliuj noses, factories, cows and such ii order to wind up the j»• ij of paying folks who did the counting. Kills -Ironi all the etui morn tors jwho toiled for the none too muni ficent sum of four cents per name 'are i>eiu;', checked and double check ed and forwarded to Washington j where tiny will get another goin;.: [over witli magnifying glasses aiui a fine-tooth comb. Thereafter, :i the enumerar\..s ail his "i's" dot ted. "t's" crossed and figures co! rect. he will in due course get Treasury check for services render cd. E. A. Hughes, stale boss of tin ct'iisus. estimates liiat the enumera . tors will receive, on an average ■ (tinewhere between $125 and $15i | each. K»ir this they worked varyinj lengths of time, though it was esti mated that the actual counting coulc !l»e done in one month. At any rate, there will be no actua work on the population figures un ti 1 next woeK. wlien Mr. Hughe, -ays Ihat things will again ho goinj full blast in the way «>! dishing ou |populations ul countries, cities, town. and communities. n ■ UIIIIWWWMWBKBII III IHkll HMM1 Those who have ieen this sum mer's version of "The Lo^t Colony" at Koanoke Island say it is now no1 only an historical play, but a drama (»!' 1 ho right and liberties of indi viduals—a real pageant of democ racy. Lines which at first were mere ly "good theatre", in so far as the average layman interpreted them, have become pregnant with meaning as the struggle between the totali tarian and democratic governments of Europe draws closer in the minds of Americans. Add oddities: David S. Weaver, secretary of the State Rural Electri fication Authority, smokes ;i pipe and ;i cigarette :it the same time: taking |a draw off first one then the other. Re explains that he ready prefers t'n? pipe, but that it i* too ^tt n= and so lie gets a bit of. say. relaxa tion if not relief by the alternate puffs of cigarette smoke. I Lacking legislative appropriation tn pay the pensions of Confederate widows not transferred to the old 'Age assistance rolls, the Council of State authorized expenditure from ' t he emergency fund of $1!51.15)4.43 for that purpose during the past fis cal year. j In the absence of a deficiency ap propriation by the 1941 General As sembly. the same procedure will have to bo repeated this year. I j There's news in the making about 'appointments at .State College—ap pointmtnli which may result in Dean I. O. Schnub'* los.n® one or more ot the three rial-time, jobs he is now essaying to lill. Spying Dr. Frank P. Oaham, president ot the Uiuvers''y o ."orth Carolina, and Comijiissic.-nev <• Agri culture \V. Kerr Scott in earnest conversation in the anteroom of Gov ernor Clyde K. Hrtey. your Raleigh reporter asked: 'When are yor going to announce any appointment ^4 State College." "'I hat > win 1 v. w. talking about now", replied the .\C proxy. 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