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The Wilmington dispatch. (Wilmington, N.C.) 1916-19??, June 13, 1918, Page 5, Image 5

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Instructions Given a Class at the Murchison Building Last Night ARE ANXIOUS TO START Realizing that the tiiv.e may, and probably will, eventually come when the male elevator operator of today be needed to shoulder a gun or engage in war work of some descrip tion and wishing to be in. position to meet any emergency that may arise as a result of the unusual conditions existing today as a result of the war that has turned all Europe red and put submarines off the American coast, a ciai. of young women were given in itial instnictionsIn operating eleva tors in the Murchison building last night by J. C. Hobbs, Jr., superinten dent of the building, and in a state ment made this morning Mr. Hobbs expressed -the opinion mat the girl operators would do'the -work Just as competently as it is now being done in event it becomes accessary to re place the present force. The Murchison people do not intend to place girls in charge of their ele vators until such a course becomes necessary, but in event such a position i? brought about the Murchison peo ple, thanks to the foresight of Mr. Hobbs, is going to be iu position to handle any emergency. The superin tendent of the building spent a long neriod last night instructing several young women in the manipulation of tie elevators in the handsome ten story building and the girls are not only willing but anxious to be given work of this natvre. Mr. Hobbs does not anticipate riy trouble whatever in replacing hi force in event the government dec:-3es that the man pow er of the nation must be used in more necessary occupations. The question of replacing the male operators with girls came about through published statements that the man power of the country must event ually be used in more useful occupa tions ; that theatre and hotel attend ants, elevator operators and others following a like line would be put into the first draft class -unless they en gaged in what is considered a useful line of business. Realizing that soon er or later they would lose their oper ators, Mr. Hobbs has been given a free hand by the 'owners of the build ing in breaking in girls to take their places and from the manner in which they responded to his call and their willingness to work made possible a good night's sleep for him for one of his worries is at least removed. IER MACHINE IS STOLEN 10 MM) Use Car Until It Gives Out, Then Steal Parts and Aban don It in the Street A CALL ISSUED FOR RED CROSS NURSES Wilmington has been called upon to furnish a number of nurses for Red Cross . work ia the army tha, .nation has asked for 25,000 at once, and this city is expected to provide its propor tion of this number. In order to assist the government in preparing this large body of nurses for service, all grad uates in first aid are requested to send their names to Mrs. Cuthbert Martin, chairman of the educational committee of the Red Cross. Nurses from Wilmington already in the service include Mrs. Hengeveld, Miss Lowry, Miss Petteway, Miss Mc intosh, Miss Graham, Mis Toomer and Miss Fredere, and six more are wait ing to be called for Dr. Long's base hospital unit, these being Misses Arm strong, Sears, Payne, Livingston and Loman and Mrs. Powell. Five others have volunteered, these being Mrs. M. -M. Caldwell, Mrs. Paul ane and Misses Lynch, George and Ashcraft. REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF ASSOCIATED) CHARITIES The following report showing re ceipts and disbursements of the As sociated Charities for the month just closed is: Receipts, New Hanover county, $200; Hall & Pearsall, $10; Ahrens Brothers, $5; S. and B. Solo mon, $5; J. H. Rehder company, $10; Pearsall & Co., $10; Corbett company, $10; cathedral auxiliary of St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral, $5; Mrs. W. L. Parsley, ?4; General James I. Metts, $5; Mrs. W., $2; Mrs. J. A. Taylor, $10; C. W. Yates company, $5; R. R, Bellamy, $5; Colonel Walker Taylor, $5; A. D. Brown company, $; Wilmington Gro cery company, $5. Disbursements: secretary's salary, $33.33; Ctaherine Kennedy Home, $12.50; groceries, 1212; rent for those in need, $13; cash help, $6.45; telephone, $2.33; janitor, $1; gas for office, $L68; postage, $1.25. RAN INTO AUTOMOBILE AND HAD ARM BROKEN Frank Williams, colored boy, had a leg broken yesterday afternoon about 6 o'clock when he ran into an auto mobile driven on Front street be tween Meares and Marstellar by L. B. Biggs, and was removed to the hospi tal by Mr. Biggs, who reported the matter to the police. An investiga tion, made later in the evening by a member of the force, bore out the statements of the driver of the ma chine and exonerated him of all blame. Eyewitnesses said that the Williams boy was playing In the street with another boy and that he ran into the machine, which was mov lng at a very low rate of speed. MR- REILLY ELECTED TO THE BOARD OF MANAGERS James Owen Reilly, prominent real estate dealer, has been elected to the arl of managers of the James walker Memorial hospital, succeeding -a Corbett, recently resigned be- th Tv? his inabity to give the time at he considered necessary to the, ami" Mr' Reilly is an experienced Qa successful business man and will "Rurally make a valuable addition to hospital board. THE POLICE POWERLESS Another stolen car was added to the long list of machines that have been "borrowed" without permission of the owners this morning, and although it was recovered about three hours later, both rear tires had suffered "blow outs," a new inner tube had been stolen from the tool box an dthe ma chine otherwise damaged. The car belonging to Street Superintendent James E. Holton was taken from in front of his house on South Fourth street about 4 o'clock. It was recov ered about three hours later at Ninth and Brunswick streets, where it had been abandoned, both the rear tires flat and in an otherwise damaged con dition. Absolutely no clue was to be had as to who had been using the car, and there was nothing for Mr. Holton to do other than dig down into his pocket and pay the bill for the joy riding of the unknown "friends" who had used his machine unblushingly and without either his permission or consent. There Is hardly a day passes that some irate motorist does not call at police headquarters to leave the number and description of his car which has been stolen and to ask the police to assist in locatine it. In most cases the car is found, but al ways in a damaged condition. The users of the machines as a rule abandon them after they have tire or other trouble, for in most instances those taking the cars are novices who know yery little about operating ma chines and nothing about makine re pairs. The opinion of those who have lost machines is that the court is too light on those who are caught and convicted of taking automobiles and they are convinced that the practice will never be broken up completely until this class of neonle is eiven' to understand that they will get road sentences in event they are appre hended. What has been said of automobiles is largely true of bicycles. Only yes terday a Western Union boy recovered his bicycle with police assistance. It had been stolen by some irresponsible person and alter abandoned in the suburbs and had lain there for days while the boy, working on a commis sion, had been obliged to trudge about the streets on foot delivering tele grams, necessarily delaying their de livery, earning less money and natur ally worrying over the loss of his bicycle. REMAINS OF MRS. M'CLAMMY LAID TO REST. THIS AFTERNOON Funeral services for Mrs. Marga ret F, McClammy, . wlf e of the late Charles F. McClammy and mother of Herbert McClammy, a member of the local bar, whose death occurred at the James Walker Memorial hospital at 10:30 o'clock last night, following an illness that had extended over a long period of time, was conducted from the home of her son, 403 Market street, this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock by Rwr. John Jeter Hurt, pastor of the First Baptist church, and inter ment va8 made in the family burying grounds at Scott's Hill, by the side of her husband. The services were large ly attended by friends who came to pay a last respect to a woman thta all loved and- honored for her good ness of character and upright life. The floral designs were profuse and a beautiful attestation of the love and esteem in which she was held. The deceased was 78 years of age and had made her home with her son here for the past several years. She was entered as a patient at the hos pital a few days ago with the hope that medical skill might prolong her life, but without avail, and she passed away last night. Mrs. McClammy was the daughter of the late Owen Fen nell, sheriff of New Hanover county for 18 years or longer, and of Mrs. Elizabeth Febbell, both of whom an swered the final cal years ago. In ad dition to her son she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. L. D. Lodge, of Gaff ney, S. C, who was with her when the end came; a brother, Gaston Fen nell, this city, and Mrs. Delyle Cobb, of Sampson county. Mrs. McClammy was a member of .the Baptist church, holding her membership in the fiirst church, of this city. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. YOUNG THIS AFTERNOON Funeral services ' for Mr.s Alice Young, wife of the late Major Wilton Young, whose" death occurred yetser day evening at 9 o'clock at her home, 315 South Second street, will be con ducted from the residence this after noon at 5 o'clock and interment will be made in the family plat at Oakale cemetey. Mrs. Young had been in declining health for several years and while her death was not unexpected the shock was none the less severe to friends and relatives. The deceased, who was a communicant of . St. aul's Episcopal; church and a regular at tendant upon services whenver her health would permit, was a native of Wilmington an dhad spent almost her entire life here. . Mrs. Preston dim ming, a sister .survives. FOSTER ELECTED MEMBER" CITY CIVIL SERVICE BOARD D. R. Foster, Princess street real estate dealer, has been elected a mem ber of the city civil service board hav ing jurisdiction over the firemen and police, or rather entrusted with the duties of preparing the examinations which they can stand before they are either taken on the force or into the department. Mr. Foster is well qual ified 'for- the Position" and will make the board a valuable man. , ;v THE WILMINGTON; DISPATCH. .THURSDAY; ELECTED lAFTFR mm FOR II Marsden Bellamy Is Attorney For the Victory Home Company DIRECTORS IN SESSION The election of C. C. Chadbourn as secretary-treasurer and Marsden Bel lamy as attorney, together with an ad dress by John W. Towle, representing the emergency fleet corporation, con cerning the housing problem in con nection with shipyard activities here, featured yesterday afternoon's meet ing of the drectors of the Vctory Home company, the city's million dollars house building corporation. The elec tion of a general manager was deferr ed "pending investigations that are be ing made, and it was further stated that an architect would be employed in the early future. The Dispatch, early in the week stated that the name of Mr. Chadbourn would be presented for secretary-treasurer and that he would -be elected in event he could be prevailed upon to accept, yester day's action bearing out the paper's prediction in every particular. The housing problem was gone into in detail and it was shown that a vast number of. houses would be necessary to accommodate the influx of mechan ics and laborers and their families, especially since there is a probability of doubling the number of ways at the fabricated steel plant. The colored labor is not giving serious trouble, as the city is in position to house a vast number of negroes comfortably, but many houses, Mr. Towle stated, are gong to be needed to take care of the increased white population. Many of these houses will have to be of large proportion and of architecture of an appealing nature, while others will be constructed at a lesser cost. One of the outstanding features is that it is going to be necessary to build several hundred houses, regard less of the number of vacant houses and rooms that can be had at present. The Victory Home company is alive to this fact and fully cognizant of the responsibilities that rest on its shoul ders and is prepared to go the limit in every manner possible. Mr. Towle further agreed that houses be built by private individuals; that the invest ment was a good one and that it mat tered little who built the houses just so long as they were built. Mm E L EXERCISES I0NIGH J c (By Geo. F. King.) Patriotism was the pertinent fea ture of the public session of the In dependent Order of Tents last night in St. Luke's A. M. E. ZIon church. Hundreds of colored women of this organization who revealed a cheerful disposition to meet the needs of the hour gave Mayor P. Q. Moore at times tumultous applause. He deliv ered the address of welcome on behalf of the city and the strrxmg zeal of the women to serve their country and hundreds among them having sons and relatives with the colors at home and- abroad, inspired the mayor and every one present until the event be came a signal demonstration of the characteristic loyalty of negroes to their country. The mayor was serious and spoke to his large audience under the im pulse of the situation. He paid trib ute to the negroes of the country for being- 100 per cent. American and exclaimed that they were not Afro Americans, but strictly Americans, and that their loyalty and conduct merited such recognition. He com mended the women for the progress they had made under the leadership of their founder and president, Vic toria Loftin, and exclaimed that the order's subsequent activities would eventually make it one of the greatest fraternal agencies at work for the up lift of the negro. Dr. E. h. Madison delivered the welcome address on behalf of the Church. He strongly emphasized po tent factors at work among his race that distinguish them as a praying people and indomitable warriors on the battlefields. He told the visiting delegates that Wilmington was the best city in North Carolina and that North Carolina always furnishes its full quota - to everything that stood for . progress. " Miss Jane D. Wood made ,in a con cise and highly enlightening manner a, talk that thrilled the audience. She singled out the things that made the audience deeply appreciate what de mocracy really meant and stress many of the needs of the hour which meant the abnegation of self along many lines. The wife of Rev. A. L. E. Weeks, of Wilson, presided, and made inter esting comments. The responses to the welcome address were short, well prepared and pregnant with timely and wholesome facts. The organization will have its mem orial exercises tonight at Central Bap tist church. SEABOARD AIR LINE RAILWAY COMPANY.; Important Notice to Freight Shippers. Commencing Monday, June; 17hi 1918, the Seaboard Air Line Railway company will receive less -car load freight on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays .only, for forwarding' on local freight trains Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. E. MX4.DE, Agent, Seaboard Air Line Railway Co. 6-13-3t Idea Is to Provide Sunshine For the Soldier Boys Who Are Crossing Over ALL WORRY ELIMINATED A whirlwind recruiting campaign for men for the transport service of the army and navy Y. M. C. A. has just been started throughout the southeast ern department, embracing the states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Ten nessee, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina, and it is hoped that between thi sdate and September 1, one hundred men will be secured for work on the transports. By transport service is meant the work of scatter ing sunshine among the soldier boys when they are making their trips across the ocean and it is hoped that the southeastern department will do as well in this work as they haye in the drive for men for the general work of the army nd navy Y. M. C. A. The transport problem has been the one missing link in the great -chain that the Y. M. C. A. has woven about the boys in khaki or in the navy and it has been a source of consider able worry to the war work council. However this worry has been elimi nated and now the escretaries are be ing placed on every transport that sails from our shores. They have met with great success in the test cases that have been made recently and the value of their work has been so ap parent that the war department has asked that this work be continued. This leaves nothing missing, as the Red Triangle Man is now found on the trains carrying the draft men to camps, in the camps in this country, on troop trains going to port of em barkation, on the transports, in the training camps of France and Eng land and in all camps in these coun tries, thusmaking the "Y" follow the flag and Die soldiers wherever they go. The transportation bureau of the war work council is authorized to place two secretaries on each trans port, whose duties it will be to make the voyage of the soldiers both com fortable and enjoyable and to provide games, musicals, moving pictures, stage entertainments, furnish writing materials and stamps and many other things that the soldiers need. This work is no romance. It challenges a man to show his full ability, courage and devotion to the cause of assisting the soldiers. It means hardships, un pleasant tasks and dangers but at the same time offers an opportunity for service that can be equaled nowhere. To enter this service a man must be above the draft age, but not over 50 years of age; sound health; have executive, ability and personal mag netism; be a true Christian but not one who cannot be broad in his views; always cheerful; absolutely loyal to the cause of the allies; ability to keep lips sealed, and ability to mix with men. Such men who are interested in this branch of the service are asked to take the matter up with the Y. M. C. A. recruiting authorities in his own state or with the personnel divi sion of the army and navy Y. M. C. A. at Atlanta. MAY GREATLY ENLARGE THE STEL SEHIPYARD If Wilmington shows her ability to properly house workmen the capacity of the Carolina Shipbuilding corpora tion will very likely be greatly in creased, according to announcement by Lorenzo C. Dilks, president of the corporation who with John W. Towle, representative of the United States shipping board is in the city looking over the work already done and out lining plans for the future. Mr. Dilks expects to return to his New York office tonight, but will move the of fices of the corporation to Wilming ton July 1. The company has a contract with the government for the Construction of 12 fabricated steel ships tf 3,600 tons deadweight and had planned four ways for its yards. However, it has been, found that there is ample room for at least four more ways and if Wilmington measures up to the de mands' tha company will go after other government contracts which will necessitate enlarging the plant. Plans have already been'Jdrawn for eight ways and everything is being prepared to handle additional con tracts, according to the statement. The officials who spent today in looking over the shipyard express complete satisfaction with the prog ress that has been made. Mrs. Martha Forster Steele, a for mer school teacher, has iie distinc tion of being the first woman ever ap pointed to membership on the Seattle board of park commissioners. CONCERNING CHURCH NOTICES Ministers having church notices they wish to appear in either Sat urday or Sunday's paper, or "both, are requested to have them in the office of the city editor not later than Friday evening at 6 o'clock. Otherwise their appearance in either issue cannot be assured. If received by the time specified they will be certain to appear In the reg ular church columns of both . the Saturday afternoon and ' Sunday morning paper, or in either, as the minister may desire. sr i m m it Mm mm Mm 3 ' W - MTW VTVM MM Mm Mm aMT. a ml .tmm. m V .mmm. ... "... I Si . MM w mm mm mm . mm mm mm mMJ mW Ml W AT JV M m m mr y. .m m mm mm m mm mm mm m m mm mm m mm mm m mm mm m r m - rtra Special Values For Friday and Saturday 0 Each -week-end we put on sale some very good num bers. This week-end we will place on sale the follow ing articles and you will find exceptional values at this: time: We jffre Closing Out Our Spring S Suits at $J5.00 We are closing out our spring suits that have been sell ing from $29.50 to $45.00. These suits may be had in, tan, gray, Pekin blue and checks. This special price is' for cash only and a srrTall T- r AA? charge will be made for alterations ipAOiUl.' Spring Coats Special at $ZL50 We will place on sale Friday and Saturday our spring line of coats, in grays, tans, greens and Pekin blues, values from $29.50 to $45.00, JJO- fT A special at . iPwJ.OUi Children 9 sis) ash Presses Special at 75c We have only a few of these dresses left at this price. They are $1.25 to $1.75 values, and this will probably . be your last chance to buy at this low price. Special Friday and Saturday at I tJL Special in SilR hosiery Friday and Saturday We are placing on sale today a fiber hose that will sell for $1.25 next fall. These come in black, white and colors and may be had here Friday and Saturday at the special price, pair . tJ - - f- mmm m i ft ' 6i Full of Wear, Light As Air" Summertime Suits made from Mohair, Palm Beach, Cool Cloth, Etc. The modish summer time fabrics that combine style, service and comfort find first place in the choice of men who are particular. Every garment bears David's La bel, which stands for the highest type of mohair made. The A. David Company Hart, Schaffner & Marx Clothing Schoble Hats Just R eceive Shipment Milans. Pretty, large shapes,, in grey and sand. Blower, Feather. HOSE HOSE HOSE MISS ALMA BROWN Just Received Stock Potato Bug Paste: and Dry Powder. John S. McEachern Son No. 211 Market SL !!IIIII!IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlllllllllllUIIIIIIIIIIIiI!IJIlIII!IIIUIimiiy I J. B. McCABE and CO. i Certified Public Accoun- R H tants. 1 Room 906 Murchison Bank Bldg. H UPhone 996. WILMINGTON, N. C.M nilIIIIIIl!III!lllll1IIIIIllHII!IIIIIII!llII!lllllll!niI!mmnrf ............. ........... , a, SBXav We specialize in the man ufacture of Rubber Stamps and Good Printing Carolina Printingand Stamp Works No. 8 Grace St : mtU NEOUN SOLES. , Makes Walkln a Pleasure . . Attached by . SULUVAN, : King of Shoemaker N. Front Street. Phone 623.' Safety and Service The Wilmington Savings and Trust Company has always tried to do its full share in the upbuilding and progress of this community. It has tried to show its appreciation of business entrusted to its care by giv ing courteous and painstaking service to its customers. Since our country has been at war it has tried to render every, possible service to the United States Government. It has actively pressed the sale of War Savings Stamps and Liberty Bonds, and has given as much care and attention to these affairs as to transactions from which it derives profit. We invite you to make this bank YOLjR bank. Capital $100,000.00 l Earned surplus x 400,000.00 1 - Resources (3,500.000.00 The Wilmington Savings & Trust Company Oldest and Largest North Carolina Savings Bank 110 PRINCESS STREET

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