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Wilmington, Delaware
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Wednesday, July 12, 1944
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m IN BONDS SOLD AT RALLY Wings Over Jordan Chorus Sings Before 1,000 Dover Folk; Governor Speaker Special to The Morning Newt DOVER, July 11 More than $2,500 In sales of war bonds and stamp; was realized from the war bond rally held in tbe armory here last night, which featured the Wings Over Jordan Chorus, according to report of the Rev. G. Emory Matthews, pastor of Mt. Zion A. M. E. Church, sponsor of the rally. A otal of $2,175 was disposed of in bonds, and net proceeds from the affair, amounting to between $400 and $500, will be invested in bonds made out to the board of trustees of the church. Gov. Walter W. Bacon appealed to the 1,000 or more who attended to give cognizance to the admonition of General Eisenhower against false optimism and complacency and cited th casualty lists whicii should serve as s warning to all Americans that they meat not fail in tneir obligation to support the men on the fighting front! with war bonds. Mayor J. Wallace Woodford, referring to the Wings Over Jordan Chorus as the principal feature of the rally, spoke of the significance of music in national life and as a builder of morale. Music, he said, is universal language and he recalled the stirring war songs of the first World War. Other speakers included Dr. How ard D. Gregg, president of the Dela- j ware State College for Colored Students; Harley F. Taylor, professor of agriculture teacher training of the same institution, and the Rev. wniiam L. Cheatham. After Mr. Matthews had opened the meeting, William ST. Paton, Kent County War Finance chairman, introduced the speakers. Dr. O. A. Hartley, president of Wesley Junior College, said tbe invocation. Mr. Matthews directed the selling of bonds. The entertainment followed the speaking program. The chorus was conducted by the Rev. Glynn T. Settle, foun der and director of the group of (lingers. FARM MACHINE RATION LIST TO BE SHORTENED WASHINGTON, July-11 (.TO Increased farm machinery production has made it possible to reduce from 31 to 19 the types to be left on the ration list after July 20, the War Food Administration said today. Overall farm machinery production is now at an annual level which approximates production in 1940 a better than average year and main tenance of output at this level for the 12 months beginning July 1 is anticipated. The 19 types of implements which win continue to be rationed include - Combines, corn binders, corn pick ers, manure spreaders, mowers, side- delivery rakes, hay loaders, pick-up hay balers, tractors, grain drills, po tato planters, potato diggers, silo fillers, Irrigation pumps, power sprayers, garden tractors, deep and shallow well water systems, power pumps and farm milk coolers. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS OFFICERS INSTALLED Kewly elected officers of the Bishop Monaghan Council, No. 2872. Knights of Columbus, were installed last night at a meeting in St Elizabeth's School. They include William Savery, grand knight; the Rev. Francis Desmond, council chap, lam; Jehn V. Ryan, state deputy Stewart Lynch, state advocate; Frank Doherty, state secretary, and John Golden, state warden. The meeting was opened by Mr. Savery and tbe installation, after a short business session, was conduct' ed by Mr. Ryan. Brief speeches were made by the news officers and by Harold J. Butler, grand knight ol the Bishop Curtis Council SUBURBAN GRASS PIKES Che Minquas Fire Company of Newport was called three times to quell a persistent grass blaze at Belvedere yesterday. The fire spread over several acres and threat ened a house at one time but fire. men prevented any damage. 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Box 187 SECOND SECTION Five Points Fire Company of Richardson Park was summoned to extinguish a grass fire on the B. A. Beste farm on Boxwood Road. Flames here also threatened buildings but were quickly extinguished by the firemen. 4 WIN SCHOLARSHIPS AT RELIGION SCHOOL Scholarships from St. Anthony's Religion School to Salesianum Catholic High School for boys to be used, beginning next September, have been awarded to Richard Leone, Joseph Da via, John Fierro, and Anthony Bernardo for attendance and proficiency during the past year, it was announced yesterday by the Very Rev. Dr. J. Francis Tucker, O. S. F. S, pastor of St. Anthony's Catholic Church. The winners have been students at the Bayard Junior High School. St. Anthony's Religion School, conducted throughout the scholastic year, and also through part of the summer, has an average attendance of more than 400 boys and girls of the parish attending public schools. Classes are held three days a week after public school hours. High school students from this parish attend regular sessions of the Newman Club which sponsors a doctrinal and social program once a week. CITY ENDS FISCAL YEAR WITH $745,644 BALANCE Wilmington ended Its 193-44 fiscal year with a balance of $745,-644.29, the largest in the city's history, it was disclosed yesterday by City Treasurer Alexander R. Abrahams. The balance and the receipts brought forward as of July 1, 1943, totalled 4,1T7,550.65, also the larg est comparable starting balance In the city's history. The year end figure of 746,H4:23 compares with $690,473.23 at the end of the 1942-43 fiscal year; $649,795.63 at the end of the 1941-42 fiscal year, and $456,965.61 at the end of the 1940-41 fiscal year. 1 Under post-war planning when the city may attempt capital improvements both to provide work and to complete desired projects a large balance, of which some part can be diverted to public works, will be desirable, it was explained. Peninsula Deaths E. Hilan Wharton LINCOLN, July 11 Funeral serv ices for E. Hilan Wharton, 45, will be held tomorrow at 2 p. m., from the Lofland Funeral Home, Milford. Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford. Mr. Wharton, a gasoline station operator, died on Sunday. He is survived by his wife, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Wharton of El- lendale; a sister, Mrs. MontUles Webb, Greenwood, and three broth ers, William F., Deepwater, N. J.; Allen ., Greenwood, and Walter, Georgetown. George Littleton Blades HARRINGTON, July 11 George Littleton Blades, 76, of Burrsville, Md, died this morning a lew hours after he had been removed from his home to the Kent General Hospital in Dover. He was born in Kent County, Del., and had lived near the Maryland Line all of his life. He was the son of the Jate William Henry and Margaret Jenkins Blades. He retired as a farmer after suf fering a slight paralytic stroke some time ago. He later served as a clerk in the general store of Harry Porter in Burrsville. Funeral services will be held from Wesley Methodist Church, Burrsville, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of the Rev. Frank Mc- Corkle, assisted by the Rev. T. J. Sard of Wilmington. Interment will be in the Denton Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Elma Blades and one son, for mer State Rep. Harlan Blades; five grandchildren, one of whom, Harlan R. Blades, Jr., with heavy field ar tillery, just left for foreign service. Also one sister, Mrs. J. W. D. Tubbs, Viola, survives. COURT CLERK ENDS LIFE CHICAGO, July U (INS) A body recovered from Lake Michigan by Lincoln Park police today was identified as. that of Maurice McGrath, Detroit Circuit Court Clerk, who leaped from the lake steamer, City of Grand Rapids, on July 8 after leaving a note at his hotel saying he would not return from a moonlight excursion trip. THIS WEEK ONLY! Rose Dawn Plants REPUBLICANS LACK CONTESTS T Party to Nominate Slate On Saturday; Candidates Announced by Chairman Special to The Morning Newt DOVER, July 11 The Republican Party of Kent County will nominate its slate of candidates for county offices. Levy Court, and the State Legislature at primaries Saturday afternoon with no contests to be decided. Because of the absence of contests, the primary election will be a perfunctory affair with the polls to be open only a short time, D. D. Wharton, chairman of the Kent County Republican Committee, said tonight. Candidates Withdraw The two contests which had developed for sheriff and for commissioner from the First Levy Court District were removed by withdrawal of Deputy Sheriff Henry Weaver, near Harrington, as a candidate for sheriff, and by the withdrawals of Frank D. Wright, Dover, and William H. George, Smyrna, from the Levy Court race. . James Edward Melvln, Felton, Is unopposed for sheriff and Coroner W. Millaway Broadway, Smyrna, Is unopposed for Levy Court commis sioner. The remainder of the slate, with candidates for representative from the Sixth Representative District and for Second Levy Court District commissioner, to be chosen by the county committee, was announced tonight by Wharton as follows: Prothonotary, Magistrate Charles duPont Ridgely, Camden; register of wills, William W. Simpson, Har rington, present sheriff; coroner, John T. Benson, Dover; comptroller, Frank P. Walker, Harrington, in-cumbent. Levy Court District Levy Court, Second District, Jonathan L. Willis, Milford, in- cumoent. State representatives. First District, James I. Davidson, Smyrna Second, former-State Police Corp. John H. Conrad, Dover; Third, Nor man D. Short, Clayton; Fourth, Howard F. Schweitzer, Hartly, in cumbent; Fifth, Benjamin F. John. son, Dover, incumbent; Seventh, C, rrea Feller, Wyoming; Eighth, Thomas E. Moore, Magnolia, in cumbent; Ninth, William G. Humes, Harrington; Tenth, George A. Swain, Milford, incumbent. State Senators, Second District, Samuel Weigel, Jr, Kenton; Fourth, Archie C. Ford, Harrington. Frank Attix is the present Sena tor from the Second Senatorial Dis trict and Charles L. Sipple from the Fourth. Both are Democrats. The holdover Senators from the other three Senatorial Districts are Re- publicans: William Deanne Johns- ton, Dover, First; Harry R. Jones, Rising Sun, Third, and Robert H. Yerkes, Houston, Fifth. WAGE INCREASE PLAN OFFERED FOR POST-WAR WASHINGTON. July 11 UB Vice-President Richard T. Franken steen of the United Auto Workers (C. I. O.) today proposed a con tinuing scale of wage increases during the reconversion and postwar period as a means of main taining purchasing power. Testifying before the Senate mill tary affairs war contracts sub committee on reconversion in the aircraft industry, Frankensteen said that unless wages are increased, re ductions In overtime and shorter hours will reduce the totals of wages and salaries by as much as 40 per cent even if there is no change in wage rates, and even if there is no net reduction in employment. let freedom ring on Uncle Sam's cash register! Buy V. S. war Bonds and Stamps! ITCfCipOM toafh ar dry, oft ftntf loejael-lof relief in the Wend, comfoitinf action of niTCIM III OINTMENT SOAP Osage, Iowa Unuttgimt Morning News INC0LN CITY MAN DIES . IN ACTION ON D-DAY Special to The Morning News LINCOLN CITY, July 11 A vet eran of the North Aincan ana Sicilian c a m- a 1 g n s, P f c. George C. Bee- be, 24, son of Mrs. Grace L. Beebe, was killed in action on D-Day in France. J-1 1 111.. ACjM r et into the ii r m e d forces. Private Beebe voluntarily u n-derwent an op eration, when he was rejected because of a disability from enlisting in the Ffe. G. C. Beebe 198th C. A and immediately after his recovery enlisted in the Army. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a twin brother and sister, Gerald and Geraldine; three other brothers, Private James L. Bee be, In New Guinea; Sergt. Charles Y. Beebe, now at Camp Haan, Calif.; Richard, at home, and five other sisters, Mrs. Nathan E. Wing, Dover; Mrs. William Spencer, Milton; Mrs. Grace E. Hughes, Lincoln; Miss Vir ginia Beebe, and Miss Isabelle Beebe. RFC TO SELL SURPLUS GOVERNMENT PROPERTY WASHINGTON, July 11 W-The Surplus War Property Administra tion announced today that all sur plus government-owned real estate, except Industrial real estate, mari time commission property, and prop- prr.v mntrollpfl bv the National Housing Agency and the Federal Works Agency, has been assigned to the Reconstruction Finance Corpo ration for disposal. As a matter of general policy, the announcement said, agriculture land will be disposed of in family-sized farms, and original owners will be given preference ir they want to repurchase the land. W. L. Clayton, surplus war prop erty administrator, said the selec tion of RFC followed a report of a committee representing the Army, the Navy, the Interior Department, the Justice Department, the Mari time Commission, the RFC, the Ag riculture Department and the Na tional Housing Agency. NEW CHAPTER OF WIPS TO BE FORMED TODAY A new chapter of Women in Production Service will be formally mobilized today at the Wilmington snops ol E. L duPont de Nemours & Company. The chanter will be Instituted by Mrs. T. S. McElrath. chairman of the WIPS Central Committee at the DuPont nylon plant, Seaford. Women Marines, WACS, WAVES, and SPARS will participate in the ceremony which start at 3:15 o'clock. E. F. Gehret, assistant manager, will entertain the group at luncheon and will conduct a tour of the shops. Organized March 1, 1943, at Du Pont 's Spruance rayon plant, near Richmond, Va the WIPS have the primary purpose of assisting to win the war in the shortest time pos sible. The organization offers rewards for outstanding achievements in attendance, safety, plant production service and War Bond purchases. TWO JOIN AIR FORCES In the latest group of 17-year-old youths enlisted in the Army Air Forces at Camden, N. J, for active duty after they become 18, are two from this area: Joseph S. Stachow, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stachow, 620 Townsend Street, a graduate of Wilmington High School; and Le- roy Benge, Jr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Benge, of Kennett Square, a student at the Kennett High School. - " :-.-.-. ... OUR All In V: o f m I THE CROSBY & HILL CO. George C Kaehn President ill HAV1LAND TELLS OF POLICE WORK Superintendent Speaks To New Castle Rotarians On Plans to Assist Children Special to The Morning Newt NEW CASTLE, July 11 Paul W Haviland, superintendent of the Delaware State Police, addressed the meeting of the Rotary Club of New Castle and expressed the belief that within the near future the state would have the most outstanding or ganization. He explained the train ing received by the troopers at the present time and added that they are instructed in the latest methods of law enforcement. Future plans cover the assistance to be given to the youtr. in an effort to overcome juvenile delinquency before it has a chance to start. According to Superintendent Cavi-land this is part of the obligation of the police. Prior to corning to, Delaware, the superintendent was associated with the FBI and he outlined some of the technique followed by the organization and he paid high tribute to J. Edgar Hoover, the head of the bureau. George T. Lyon, Jr, program chairman for the month, introduced the speaker and announced that Vaile Cosier of the DuPont Company will be the speaker next week on "Synthetic Kuooer. j The carnival being sponsored by the Good Will Fire Company will open for business tomorrow night on the field opposite the William Perm School. At a meeting of the firemen tonight final plans for the affair were completed. Jesse A. McKay is general chairman of the committee. Proceeds of the affair will oe usea by the firemen for equipment and for the maintenance of their present equipment. Fire today destroyed a straw stacs and a wheat field on the property of Mrs. Fannie Mendinhall on the Kiver Road. The Good WiU Fire Company responded to the call and had the fire under control when assistance came from the Delaware City and Minquadale Fire Companies. Recently the mansion on the property was damaged by fire. The blaze today was caused by a thrasher. Mrs. Lena Lightner was removed today to the Wilmington General HosDital in the Good win am bulance. Mrs. Helen Law was taken to the Delaware Hospital today from the Delaware Rayon Company. The firemen tonight extinguished a grass fire at the State Road Garage. No damage was reported. BRACK-EX SCHOOL WILL HOLD PICNIC ELSMERE, July 11 The annual picnic of the Brack-Ex Methodist Sunday School will be held next Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock on the church grounds. Games, stunts, and contests for young and old are being arranged and prizes will be awarded. Those attending are to bring a picnic supper. The Sunday School will serve an ice cream treat following the supper. The committee in charge of the arrangements Includes Raymond L. Sneath, William C. Lang, Mrs. Betty Davis, Mrs. Frances Boyer, Mrs. FRANK H. ESCOTT & SON NOW LOCATED AT 813 ORANGE ST. PLUMBING & HEATINC INDUSTRIAL PIPING PHONE 4-2434 ...... . ..v,j.-..j...,.. ...... j....... a. .j.-. ... itit ihtt rViTirlr ""V1 -- STORE WILL BE CLOSED Day Thursday Respect and Memory to Our Associate EDWARD A. MUNCH Secretary ol Frank Ixecuffre end Walter F. Marshall, Mrs. Watson Ross, Mrs. Rosser Taylor, and Mrs. Warren H. Reuss. The session and the board of trustees of the Elsmere Presbyterian Church will each hold their monthly business meetings tomorrow night at 8 o'5clock in the church. The Rev. Clarence S. Hoffman, pastor, is moderator of the session and will preside. Charles C. Dawson, president, wiU conduct the meeting of the trustees. The Rev. John Edward Jones, pastor, will conduct the mid-week prayer service at the Brack-Ex Methodist Church tomorrow evening at 7:45 o'clock. CO-OPERATIVES TO AID SUNNYBROOK COTTAGE Financial and maintenance assistance for Sunnybrook Cottage, the anti-tuberculosis home for children. wiU be undertaken as a service pro-iect of the Wilmington Co-Opera- tive Club, it was announced last night at a dinner meeting of the organization in the Hob Tea Room. The service committee of the club, C. L. Lyman, chairman, will direct the assistance, Robert W. Arm strong, club president, said. Other members of the committee are J. J. Fidanza and C. A. Eckman. The next meeting of the Co-Operative Club, scheduled for Tuesday evening, July 25, will be held at the Sunnybrook Cottage as will the Aug. 22 meeting, it was announced The Aug. 8 meeting the club U holding but two meetings a month during July and August) will be a business meeting at the hod. OWNERS ARE LAGGING IN RELICEIilSING CARS With approximately 19.000 auto mobiles to be reregistered in New Castle County by Sept. 30, only 50 car owners have secured the new plate Inserts, according to Frank L. Reed, manager of the Wilmington office of the Motor Vehicle Depart ment- It was estimated that out of a total of 26,919 cars in the state whose plates expire at that time only about 100 have been reregistered. Department officials urge prompt renewals to avoid a last-minute rush during the final weeks of September. Cars in this group became eligible for reregistration July 1. TWO BOYS ARRESTED The boys 13 and IS years old who, police charge, shouted too loud when playing cards near Second and Scott Streets, were arrested yester day on charges of disorderly con duct. The boys had been warned previously to cease their actions, police said. They were turned over to Juvenile Court authorities. TO DISCUSS TOWNSEND PLAN RIDGELY, ML, July 11 "The Townsend National Recovery Plan' will be the subject of a lecture by George Woodson of Clarksburg, W. Va., at the Methodist Church House here Thursday at 8 p. m. - f3 I" fy -turn 92. ey light O'clock, mild ami mellow or Rest CircU, rich mt4 fnfj-feediest or Bokar, vigorous A viny ...? ywr frfmcfry AP Store. Ul.V Hi JI.1J 'lll.Ui IWIMI iii' 'iTh1iimi1m ,............- t......-.-.w...u. .3.f. v... maaJri llrtlllr k i it i if 1 F. Morion Vice-President Tztasuitr WEDNESDAY. JULY 12. BOOKS ARE SOUGHT B Campaign Begun to Collect 5,000 Pocket-Size Volumes tor Those in Service The Travelers' Aid Society Is starting a campaign to collect at least 5,000 pocket size books for service men and women who pass through Wilmington, Mrs. Henry T. Bush, president, announced yester day. The books are kept at the U. S. O.-Travelers' Aid lounge at the Pennsylvania Railroad station lor members of the armed forces to read or take with them. Contributions of the small books found to be the only convenient size to be carried by the service men and women and old or new packs of playing cards, which are also sought, are to be left at the Wilmington Institute Free Library. Actual distribution of the books will be han dled by members of the Women's Aid, Pennsylvania Railroad. Business and Industrial organizations, service clubs, the Hercules and Atlas Girls Clubs, the Wilmington Teachers' Association, the Jun ior Chamber of Commerce, the A. W. V. S. and the Junior League will cooperate in the drive. BRIDGE TRAFFIC INCREASED PHILADELPHIA, July 11 UP) - Traffic over the Delaware River Bridge between Philadelphia and Camden, N. J., increased 4856 per cent in June over the same month RESORTS Atlantic City, N. J. DELAWARE CITY HOTEL Traneasea ftit. ta trmm Beach, Beeau It a aa. Special wkl-r. PriTata baths. M'I water. KM mp oay. Wat. Lair. WAR TRAVELERS AND FEEIIEY'S FINE FURNITURE Victory Model BABY CARRIAGES Folding wooden frame. Added features are metal handle, wire wheers, oubber tires with safety brakes, quirted leatherette. $1.95 POTTERY TABLE LAMPS Minted eases with pareh-Ment snides to match. Ideal for $0.95 Complete CRICKET CHAIRS Our biggest seller. Bright chinfc covers, cushioned teats end backs. Maple. Jim cpSLDJUUlA FINER FURNITURE FOR 30 YEARS 711 SHIPLEY STREET DIAL 2-6814 IF ITS AVAILABLE WE'LL HAVE IT! 1944 a year ago, Joseph K. Costello, general manager, reported today. Total traffic for June was 976574 vehicles, an increase of 319,385 over 1943. BOY HIT BY COACH HAS SKULL FRACTURED Two children were Injured in vehicular accidents yesterday, one of them suffering a fractured skull when struck by a trolley coach at Third and Monroe Streets. The latter child, Frederick Lopez, 6, of 505 West Twelfth Street, was struck when he ran from the sidewalk into the side of the coach operated by Joseph Bagg, of Holloway Terrace. The child was taken to the Delaware Hospital. Bagg was arrested by police on a charge of assault and battery. Jacquelyn Finch, 2, of 920 Jefferson Street, suffered a possible frac tured skull when she was struck by a car operated by Samuel Cotillo of 403 West Third Street, near her home. She was taken to the Delaware Hospital. HALIFAX BECOMES EARL LONDON, July 11 (U.R) Viscount Halifax, British ambassador to the United States, who was raised to an earldom in the recent birthday honor list of the King, has taken the title Earl of Halifax, it was announced today. RESORTS Wildwood, N. J. BONDS Store Hours: Daily 9 to 5:30 Open Friday Night Till 9 o'clock PLATFORM ROCKER Mahogany finish frame) with fin tapostry Mat and back. Th high back is mad for your comfort. 29 .50 Pre-War Quality COIL BED SPRINGS All-steel bed springs; twin and double sizes, $g.oo MIRRORS BEVELLED MIRROR Made of plate glass, IS ins. in diameter without frame. $.95 DAY BEDS This single day bed has a spring filled base and a felt filled fluffy mattress. Three large pillows for comfort. All completely covered in new homespun fabrics. Not coe vartible. Sili n -sad

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