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State City Six State City Richmond Times-Dispatcli Wednesday July 31 1940 Fergus McRec Named to Head Postmasters Wife Claims Her Husband Kept NORFOLK On the complaint that her mother-in-law is keeping her husband a from her Mrs Virginia Etheridge a bride of only four days yesterday obtained a writ of habeas corpus in the Circuit Court here ordering that the mother-in-law Mrs Edna Etheridge produce her son in court for a hearing on the complaint tomorrow Mrs Virginia Etheridge in her petition for the writ set forth that she and Ernest Etheridge both minors were married at South Mills on July 27 and that they returned to Norfolk that night spending the night in a local hotel The next day she sets forth she and her husband went to the home of his mother But the bride alleges she was driven from her husabnd's home and she charges that her husband was locked in the home by her mother-in-law and Is being kept from her She asks the court to order her husband's mother to release him Martha Scott Asked to Rid pi At Leaf Festival SOUTH BOSTON (FI Officers of the Sixth National Tobacco Festival yesterday invited Martha Scott see picture on Page One' the 4'oung actress who made a name for herself with her stage work in "Our to be queen of the festival to be held here September 5 and 6 Her acceptance of the festival role which was played last year by Mary Pickford was assured committeemen said Miss Scott is now in Hollywood completing work on the of a film having its background in Colonial Williamsburg She was selected for that role opposite Cary Grant in April when the Frank Lloyd production company was shooting scenes at Williamsburg It was said here that James Easley president of the Virginia Chember of Commerce and a Halifax County resident would ask Governor Price formally to invite Miss Scott to accept the part of festival queen This Invitation will be seconded by Tucker Watkins 3d festival president The tobacco festival is intended to call attention each year to Virginia's major tobacco-growing industry and celebrations in past years have attracted thousands of visitors to this Southside Virginia town Members of the executive committee said after a lengthy meeting yesterday that Miss Scott would probably appear at the premiere of Howards of at Richmond September 4 and then come here for the festival Miss Scott an actress of some years' experience went to Hollywood to take a part in the film version of after playing in it on the road Home Cluli to Meet The Creighton Home Demonstration Club will hold its monthly meeting Thursday at 2 tomorrow The garden party scheduled originally for July will be held at this time The committee in charge of the affair consists of Mesdames Cat-lin Brice Moore and A I Fleming NORFOLK Frrguj Mr-Ree of Richmond was elected president of the Virginia Chapter of the National Association of Postmasters at the last meeting of the organization's fourth annual convention yesterday at Ocean View He succeeds Crismond of Fredericksburg Others elected were Emmett Warnner of Lawrenceville first vice-president: Charles Crush of Christiansburg second vice-president John Webb of Dis-putanta third vice-president and Thrift of Locust Hill fourth vice-president Guy Quisenbcrry of Criinora was re-elected secretary and treasurer II Drinkard of Bristol was elected national director to represent the First and Second Districts and Lawrence Hottle of Toms Creek was named national director to represent the Third and Fourth Districts The executive committee of tha organization will select the place of the next annual meeting at a later date There were three speakers during the last meeting of the convention They were James Bouton assistant to the third assistant postmaster-general Roy Marlin assistant to the second assistant postmaster-general and Philip Gailaher vice-president of the organization Shipbuilding Firm Promotes Johnson NEWPORT NEWS (V Cargill Johnson has been named assistant personnel manager of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company it was announced yesterday in a general order from the office of Woodward Jr vice-president and general manager Johnson has been In the personnel department of the shipyard since 1918 most of that time In the office of Robeson personnel superintendent The order becomes effective August 1 Hilling your winter rlolh rout then see shopping columa today Adv Cycle and Car Collide Two Men Injured Two persons were injured ves-terday when the motorcycle they were riding collided with an automobile at the intersection of Eleventh and Canal Streets The pair Willie I Willis 23 cf Glen Allen and Stanford Green 22 of the first block South Robinson Street were taken to Memorial Hospital for treatment Hospital authorities said Willis suffered a fractured leg and other injuries and Green received minor cuts and bruises Police said the automobile was driven by Edwin Kidder of the 2900 block Floyd Avenue Navy Calls Somerville Henry Somerville of 2908 Northumberland Avenue has been designated a naval aviator and ordered to duty with the fleet in Utility Squadron 1 attached to the Rigel it was announced yesterday by the Navy Department in Washington lege dining hall which form a quadrangle (concrete stands of Miles Stadium back of dining hall) Memorial Hall ivy-covered building stone dormitory agricultural unit one and to its right agricultural unit two old agricultural hall and extension division annex greenhouse agricultural engineering building home economics building and dairy industry building NEW BUILDINGS AT Above are shown a number of the new PWA and WPA buildings erected at Virginia Polytechnic Institute several of which were dedicated yesterday by Governor Price as a feature of the opening of the Rural Affairs Institute's annual meeting Left to right extreme left Faculty Center (Blacksburg High School back of it) stone dormitories and new col alumnae secretary and Miss Gail Burnett of Los Angeles teacher at Westlake School for Girls will represent Randolph-Macon's Phi Beta Kappa Chapter at the Hopewell Officials Seek Name For New Housing Project Johnston Raps New Deal Suppression 10 Buildings Dedicated At Institute Session BLACKSBURG The spirit of suppression and repression as typified by some New Deal legislation and policies Clem Johnston of Roanoke vice-president of the United States Chamber of Commerce told the Institute of Rural Affairs last night 'ls a greater menace to business progress a sound economy and a strong and free America than is Adolf Hitler and all the forces of Speaking at the opening session of the twelfth such institute at Virginia Tech on the subject Place of Industry In Our National Johnston declared that greatest foe is her own self-imposed restrictions of our ability to delay postpone or avoid armed conflict with the forces of he said days lie ahead of us days of toil and reduced living standards and it may be disillusionment Wont Enemy Is Doubt of all the evils that may come against us be they sabotage or fifth-column stabs or open attack the worst enemy of all is doubt in the final efficacy of what we have known and cherished as the American way of life The most dangerous invader of all is the foreign Ideology that proposes measures to repress and at last extinguish that vital spark of individual freedom and Initiative which has made our country great Let us at all costs hold fast to that freedom Let us keep that light burning in a darkening He charged that the New Deal had made tragic blunder" in setting security as a goal Instead of progress which he said comes most quickly a system of free and open He also decried reforms based the shortsighted and utterly fallacious premise that ours Is a mature although Is almost inconceivable that in the face of a surging and unending parade of new products new methods new conveniences tremendous progress on every hand we Americans permitted ourselves to be sold on the idea of a mature To Hear Various Views Johnston presented Industry's viewpoint as Dr Ralph Hetzel of the I will present labor's tonight and Dean Chris Christensen of the University of Wisconsin agriculture's at the closing session Thursday night in developing the theme of this year's Institute Interdependence of Agriculture Industry and Preceding Johnston's address Dr Julian A Burruss I president presented four certificates of merit in agriculture to John A East Augusta County farm operator and chairman of the Virginia Agricultural Conference Board: Philip Gold Frederick County apple and peach grower and member of the County Board of Supervisors: Parker of Sussex County outstanding farmer in the peanut and cotton belt of- Virginia in the Judgment of many who know him and his and Mark Turner mrfax County dairyman member of the State Milk Commission and master of the State Grange Late yesterday afternoon before a large audience that spread on the campus despite threatening rain clouds Governor Price spoke at exercises dedicating 10 new I buildings constructed largely with PWA and WPA aid Dr Burruss who recalled that I submitted the first application after PWA was created Introduced the Governor and expressed gratitude for the Governor's aid and support In the building program Governor Reviews History The Governor reviewed I's history briefly and emphasized that he and other Virginians though not all agreed on the value of the Federal policies that increased the public appreciated the Federal aid that had made possible the expansion of i's physical plant as well as construction of State buildings at Richmond and school buildings throughout the State The Governor summarized accomplishments of his administration repeated previous criticism of the 1940 General Assembly for failing to enact a number of his recommendations and pledged himself to continue advocating his outstanding proposals The State Agricultural Conference Board composed of leading Virginia organizations discussed the general institute theme at a morning session and heard reports on legislative activities at an afternoon session The Virginia Federation of Home Demonstration Clubs heard reports of officers and elected Mrs Walton of Louisa County president succeeding Mrs Peck of Flncastle: Mrs Clifton of Abingdon State vice-president Mrs Elvin Riley of King and Queen County eastern district president and Mrs I Paul Wailes of Sweet Briar central district president Jail Sentence Given Motorist Appeals Thomas McLaughlin 37 of the 300 block North Twenty-third Street was found guilty yesterday of drunk driving by Associate Justice Dixon Powers in Henrico County Trial Justice Court and fined 3100 An additional sentence of 30 days in jail and a 310 fine was placed against McLaughlin by Justice Powers on charges of driving without a permit McLaughlin noted an appeal to the Henrico County Circuit Court Co-ops Warned To Surrender Exemptions BLACKSBURO (7) Virginia's Farm Co-operatives were warned yesterday that they must surrender all tax exemptions or lace probable annihilation Wysor head of the largest co-op (Southern States' issued the warning at a business meeting of the State Agricultural Conference Board and had his view-supported a few minutes later by Speaker Ashton Dovell of the House of Delegates After hearing former State Senator Layman of New Castle and Vaughan Gary of Richmond the board representatives at the 1940 Legislature report that the co-ops suffered a jolting defeat in amendment of the State Co-operative Marketing Act along the lines advocated by the Retail Association the board was told by Dovell that going to lose what's left of the Co-op Act unless you give up your tax Dovell also told the board which crystalizes agricultural policies and represents many farm groups in legislative activities that "agriculture doesn't have any organization In but continues operating as separate groups as it did a century ago haven't had the State Board of Agriculture or the Commissioner of Agriculture approach me on a single item of the agricultural program In he declared and added that nobody but the co-ops and to some extent the chain stores was making any effort to find markets for the farmer need to revamp your organization he told the farm leaders In his frank and informal talk so that a unified agricultural agency would be constantly on guard id the farmer's interest and trying to find markets for him at profitabe prices Layman reported that the 1940 Legislature was but Dovell said that the votes that defeated the co-op forces came from delegates from rural areas Marriage Licenses Show Increase at' Petersburg PETERSBURG An unusual increase in the number of marriage licenses have been issued in Petersburg this month So far Robert Bass clerk of Hustings Court has Issued during July 50 licenses whereas 20 is the normal number for the period Sixteen of the licenses have been obtained within the past few days afternoon when she ran across City Point Road in the path of an automobile is reported to be improving at her home The child suffered a gash on her forehead and numerous bruises about her body She was treated at the John Randolph Hospital by Dr A Brlckhouse Union Prayer Service The union prayer service will be held at 8 o'clock tonight at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev Billingsley pastor of the First Methodist Church as speaker Local Boy Rescues Swimmer While swimming at Moore's Lake Thursday morning Robert Spratley son of Mr and Mrs Spratley of this city saved a life it was learned yesterday Having been informed that a boy was on the bottom and could not get up the Hopewell boy dived in and located the child lying on the sand in about six feet of water He pulled him up and was assisted by his sister Miss Almeyda Spratley in getting him on a float The child's name was not learned He was taken to a hospital for treatment Copeland Leaves Sunday Major Richard Copeland superintendent of Hopewell and Prince George County schools is leaving Sunday for three weeks' maneuvers with the First Army at Hovelton He will be attached to the 116th Infantry Virginia National Guard a part of the Ninety-first Infantry Brigade Major Copeland was in Washington last week for a meeting of the Civilian Aides from all the States held at the War Department He attended for Senator Robert Daniel of Brandon who could not make the trip The Hopewell Fire Department answered two false alarms within two hours yesterday both of them coming from a box at Washington Circle on South Fifteenth Avenue Police are investigating City to Permit Moving Sunday September 1 When tenants shift their residences on Sunday September 1 which is Richmond's traditional moving day they will be engaged in a work of necessity Safety Director Cutchins ruled yesterday Accordingly he Instructed the Police Department that such activity would not be in violation of the laws forbidding work on the Sabbath Colonel Cutchins pointed out that leases of tenants who must move lnCb other dwellings expire at midnight on August 31 which makes it essential that they move on Sunday this year I)r Jack Will Address Phi Beta Kappa Council LYNCHBURG Dr Theodore Jack president of Randolph-Macon College will go to San Francisco to speak on the program of the triennial meeting of the twentieth Council of Phi Beta Kappa August 28-31 His paper to be read August 30 will be on Phi Beta Kappa Should Require of College President Frank Pierre-pont Graves University of New York will be moderator Miss Mary Bolling Stokes NEURITIS IUIVB PAIN IN MW MINUTIS To leKeve torturing pain of Rhcumatian Kcurili Neuralgia or Lumbago in a few ninutra get NURITO the epleadid formula tad by ihoumnda Dependable no opiates Doee the work quickly Mutt relieve cruel pain to your antufaction in few minute or your money back aaffer Aik your diuggiet ttW far NUUTO an thia guaraataw A new name Is sought for the low-rent housing development which will replace Davisville local Negro village according to McCann chairman of the Hopewell Housing Authority This thickly populated section is to be abandoned under a USHA slum clearance project which will contain a total of 96 dwellings The first advance from the USHA has been received and bids are expected to be advertised about August 15 Guardsmen Prepare for Camp The Hopewell Rifles Company of the Virginia National Guard under command of Captain Calvin Crowder are preparing for the annual summer encampment to begin next week The local guardsmen will leave Monday for the First Army maneuvers near Plattsburg and return August 25 In preparation for the three encampment the entire company held an overnight bivouac at the Hopewell Airport last week end Night operations were stressed Including mimic bombing advanced guard operations company in attack and defense and company in rear guard delaying action Assimilated bombing was done by the Rev Milton of the Hopewell Flying Service who dropped bags of flour on the column as it marched to the airport from this city Three officers and 72 enlisted men comprise the local company which will be located at Rennsa-laer Falls about 18 miles from Ogdensburg Council to Meet Members of the newly elected board of representatives and members of the retiring board are called to attend a meeting of the Solvay Council to be held at 8 o'clock tonight in the Mar-celle Building on Broadway I Brown vice-chairman will preside The new board of representatives consists of Arnold Whitman Ford Jr Daniel Dykes Conway Murray A Craig Moody Salyer and four others to be elected Annual Picnic Scheduled Thursday August 8 has been announced as the date of the annual picnic of the Prince George Farm Bureau tobe held at Bin-ford's Lake beginning at 10 A The program will Include speaking music and games Each family will bring a basket and the bureau will furnish barbecue Small Child Injured Lavinia Burnham 4 daughter of Mr and Mrs Burnham of 132 South Thirteenth Avenue who was injured painfully Monday explained: not wild It's the heat" Muir gave his address as Short Hills He said the couple were married In Kobe Japan in 1924 and that he had filed a divorce action in Paris but war halted the case Mrs Muir said she had told her husband that she still loved him and wanted to be reconciled She accuses Muir of nonsupport After a brief private hearing attorneys announced that weekly alimony of 87 had been fixed and that the case had been adjourned to August 20 Muir 42 is a native of Virginia A few weeks ago it was announced he would receive the Croix de Ouerre for heroism as an ambulance driver i Save Money-Travel Bargains 1 Sea Amarica from com! Io coast and both World's Fairs on a Circle" tour 9000 milas lor S90 in air-conditlonad coachoa 8135 in Full mans (plus reduced Pullman charge) Stopovers anywhere 2 Travel on credit Fay later on Iho installment plan Ask your local ticket agent 3 AlL-oxponso tours via to New York World's Fair include train fares 20-hour ocean cruise Norfolk to Now York hotel accommodations entertainment taxi etc Ask your local agent for particulars 4 Now low train faros 2c a mile and less Flay sate and travel by train VACATIONS ARE MADE BY THE WAY YOU TRAVEL easy to see that the "head" of this happy family knows what it takes to be "foot-loose and fancy-free" The moment they stepped into the cooL luxurious comfort of a modem crack Norfolk and Western train Dad and Mother knew their vacation was "made" They have forgotten the nightmare of the last family the hot crowded hazardous highways expensive parking problems tired muscles taut nerves everything is and at new low fares of 2c a mile and less in deluxe coaches You too can forget your worries when you take your family by train the safest transportation in the world Settle down in a deep-cushioned seat in a spacious luxury coach Adjust the backrest Stretch your legs there's plenty of room Relax in cool comfort Enjoy the green countryside from wide clear windows Mother will appreciate the cleanliness The children will rejoice at their freedom Give the whole family the thrill of a delicious meal or a tasty snack in an attractive air-conditioned diner And at bedtime they will get a restful sleep in cooL quiet Pullman or better stilL in the cozy intimacy of a private now available on some Norfolk and Western trains Wherever they go the complete safety and real comfort of modem train travel will be a genuine treat to the family Call your nearest representative today He is eager to help you arrange your trip to the smallest detail ana WESTEM Mrs Peter Muir Socks Husband And Blames It on the Heat NEW YORK Peter Muir's estranged wife Victoria socked him on the shoulder while his back waa turned in a corridor of Domestic Relations Court yesterday and then ascribed her action to the heat Muir wearing the uniform of the American Field Service with which he recently served in France as an ambulance driver wasn't fazed by the punch: but Mrs Muir's outbursts in mingled French and English disturbed Justice Lawrence Dunham He sent out this word by a court officer: "You can't use this court as a bullring'' Mrs Muir who calls herself the former Countess Marie Louis Victoria de Montglat of France The Scenic Route of "The "The "The Memphis Special T1 "The Birmingham New York Chattanooga and New Orleans Limiter.

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