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Delegates Welcomed to City
by Raymond Hunt
ATTENDANCE VERY FINE
Sessions Are Being Held in
Convention Hall at the
PROGRAM IS GOOD ONE
Sessions Will Extend Through
Saturday Morning Head
quarters Established at
COUNCIL AGREES ON
With great splotclies of sunshine
flecking the floor and walls and with
the rumble of the surf easily audible
in the ears of the scores of delegates
ncspnibled. the eighth annual conven
tirm of the Tri-State Water and Light
association of the Carolinas and Geor-
-was convened at 9 o'clock this
mnrnins: in the breeze-swept conven
tion hall of the Oceanic hotel, Wrights
v'lle Beach, for a two-day session
vinv of the delegates reached the city
Wednesday night, going directly to the
Oceanic, where headquarters were es
tablished, while others came in on
the morning trains. The convention
i a a. a
was to nave Deen upeueu yesieiuay
afternoon but was postponed until this
morning because of the inability of
many of the delegates to reach the
The convention was called to order
by J. E. Guilford, of Macon, Ga., pres
ident of the association, who is pre
siding over the sessions, and the wel
coming address was delivered by Ray
mon Hunt, general manager of the
Tidewater Power company, represent
ing the chamber of commerce and the
local public utilities company. After
assuring the visitors that Wilmington
and Wrightsville Beach was delighted
to have them here and that nothing
would be left undone to make their
stay pleasant Mr. Hunt spoke feel
ingiy of developments that are under
way here; of the operations set on
foot by the government and the future
that the city had to look forward to,
dwelling at length upon the greater
Wilmington that is to be. He was
heard with very close attention. Con
tinuing Mr. Hunt said:
"Mr. president and gentlemen of the
Tri-State Water and Light assocation:
"It is indeed a pleasure to welcome
the delegates of the association of
the Carolinas and Georgia to Wrights
ville Beach. The chamber of com
merce has conferred the great honor
on me to extend to you their formal
welcome and: to present you with the
keys of Wilmington, as well as of
Wrightsville Beach. The keys which
1 will present, however, are not of
the usual type for you will find this
community most cordial and willing
, to welcomeTOU, not only for this
your first convention at Wrightsville
Beach, but for, we hope, many subse
quent meetings. Most of us will re-
member from our school days that
keys were furnished for the arithme
tics and algebras explaining the prob
lems, supposedly however, for the use
of the teachers only. It is this type
of key which I hope to turn over to
you and trust that it will make your
visit here more interesting and in
structive. "Uppermost In the points of interest
in Wilmington is the new shipbuildng
industry. Two wooden ships have al
ready been launched from the Naull
shipbuilding plant. One additional
2,200 ton ship will be. launched July
1st and plans are in operation for the
continuation of the plant. One wood
en ship of 1,775 gross tons capacity is
Hearing completion by the Cushman-
McKown shipbuilders and will be
launched within 30 days, and provis
ions are being made for laying the
keels of four wooden ships all about
this capacity at this yard. This yard
is located at the foot of Queen street,
about three-fourths of a mile below
the trolley junction.
"The Liberty Shipbuilding company
have a government contract to build
eight concrete ships of 7,500 tons dead
weight capacity each also.
IDE ANNUAL BUDGET
Apportionment to the Depart-
ments Is 'Increased 25 Per.
Cent Over Last Budget
KEEPS WITHIN INCOME
At a special meeting of the city
council last night the annual budget
carrying an increase of approximately
25 per cent, was agreed upon, the new
budget aggregating $489,541, against
$392,163 for the last year. Every de
partment of the city's government
benented by the increased apportion
ment, the street and sewerage de
partments being the chief beneficia
Council was in session something
like four hours, every item submitted
by the heads of the several depart
ments receiving detailed considera
tion. The programs for the coming
year's expenses filed by the depart
ments called for an outlay of more
than $25,000 in excess of the city's
visible income, presenting a problem
to the council. The pruning knife
was brought into play in order to
make the expenses within the in
come, and this was done only after a
most careful attention to various de
tails of the items in the tentative bud
get. The agreement as reached last
night is not final, but it is believed
that it will go through practically in
tact at the regular meeting of council
Various matters entered into the
cause for the increase, among them
the extension of the city streets and
sewerage systems because of the ship
yard work. Another important factor
in the increase was the high cost of
materials and labor.
The estimated income of the city
under the new tax ordinance passed
several weks ago, with an estimated
valuation of 17 1-2 million dollars at
the constitutional limit of $2 assessed
together with the increased privilege
tax rates, will be aproximately $493,
000. The budet calls for the expen
diture of $489,541, apportioned among
the various departments as follows:
General Expense Account.
1918 $1,650. .
Streets and Lighting.
Health and Hospitals.
Coupon and Interest.
Water and Sewerage Department.
TWO WILMINGTON I ANS
ELECTED TO OFFICE
Herbert F. Wilder, prominent real
estate man of this city and president
oi me Hanover B. & L. association,
was elected vice-president of the
State B. & L. association, which has
just concluded its sessions of the sec
ond annual meeting held in Gastonia,
ana Major Joseph W. Little was elect
ed to the directorate. The closing ses
sion was featured by the adoption of
resolutions pledging the co-operation
of the association to the government
m the sale of thrift stamps and war
THE MAJORITY OF
Seven hundred and forty-two appli
cations for work were received during
the first month's operation of the
United States labor bureau, which is
in charge of Howard B. Branch, and
401 of those applying were referred to
viaces where labor was needed. Four
11 "as or more of the men applying
ere without employment, this show
leg that the bureau is filling a long
APPROVING ACTION TAKEN
President in employing counsel to
th ok Proposed receivership for
ne bhepard Chemical company were
TV,, i. ai yesterday afternoon's
""eung of the stockholders. Adop
"on, however, was not unanimous
inere beino- onmo mv, v
aeivership. (The matter comes up for
FLAG RAISING EXERCISES
i A1THE SHIPYARDS
Flag-raising exercises were held to
day at noon at the Liberty Shipbuild'
ing company's yards, when Old Glory
and the flag of the shipping board were
officially flung to the breezes. The
exercises were simple, brief, yet im
pressive, and were attended by all of
the employes and officials of the com
pany, with a few specially invited
guests from the city.
L. R. Ferguson, general manager o
the liberty company, was master o
ceremonies, introducing the speakers
in a few words. The address attend
ing the raising of the American flag
was made by Parker Quince Moore
mayor of the city of Wilmington, and
the address upon the raising of the
shipping board's emblem was delivered
by C. C. Chadbourn, secretary-treasur
er of the Victory Home company, and
who did so much in landing the shijH
yards for this city. Mayor Moore
pulled the cord which hoisted the
American nag and Mr. unaabourn
raised the shipping board s flag.
Preaching at Topsail.
Rev. J. S. Crowley will preach in
the Tonsail Presbyterian church sun
day morning at 11 o'clock and Sunday
night at 8:30. A cordial invitation ex
tended to all.
Stomach Troubles and Dvsenterv
caused from drinking ice water or
from sleeping near an open window
should be checked Immediately. Get
o iwtlA of GROVE'S BABY BOWEL
MEDICINE, a safe and sure remedy
for summer diarrhoeas, it is just as
effective for adults as for children.
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Reports, Show Accommoda
tions Available For Ap
CITY MEETS ITS PLEDGES ELEVENTH CONVENTION
According to a report made to Lo
renzo C. Dilks, president of the Caro-
ina Shipbuilding corporation by Indus
trial Agent James H. Cowan, Wilming
ton, at present has accommodations
for approximately 4,500 workmen, and
plans are Underway for the immedi
ate erection of homes by various con
cerns which will materially add to the
facilities for housing the men who will
come here to take employment in the
shipyards. This report, while not
complete, was 'far enough advanced to
give a pretty definite idea of Wilming
ton's ability to house shipyard work
ers, and was filed with Mr. Dilks just
before his departure last night for
New York, where he will remain un
til the offices of the shipbuilding cor
poration are moved to Wilmington
Commenting upon the report Mr.
Dilks stated that Wilmington had met
her promises to the shipping board,
made when the city was under consid
eration as a site for the shipyards, and
expressed satisfaction with the way
the housing question had been looked
Up to date 119 vacant houses suit
able for occupancy by white people
have been reported to Mr. Cowan, and
it was estimated that there are now
accommodations in vacant property
for more than 1,000 people. In ad
dition there is a great deal of work
done on old buildings, putting them in
shape for roomers, the report among
others, showing that the Purcell house
on Front street that will house 100
men in 50 rooms; Woolvin hall, on
Princess street, 65 men; the Atlantic
bank building, 40 men; the Princess
building, Atlantic Inn, 30 men; Mrs.
Tyson, 28 men; Southern hotel, 76
men, making a total within ' a few
blocks of Front and Princess streets
of 414. Remodeling of other build
ings along the same lines is contem
plated, but these were not included
in the report, it having to do with ac
tual facilities only.
The census of the city also shows
388 houses, averaging four rooms
each, available for colored occupants.
In addition to those accommoda
tions now ready or practically so, the
Victory Home company expects to be
gin work right away on constructing
houses, the number now being under
consideration being 350. The plans
for these buildings are rapidly being
worked out by President J. A. Taylor
and Secretary-treasurer C. C. Chad
bourn. Other houses to be erected
Messrs. Chestnutt and Freeman have
plans made for the immediate erection
of an apartment house at Fourth and
Chestnut streets that will accommo
date 12 families. D. R. Foster has un
der construction six houses at Caro
lina Place. Captain Donald MacRae
has plans ready to begin building sev
eral semi-detached houses at Sunset
Park. Sol. Sternberger and J. W. Lit
tie have also begun work on a number
FOREIGN BORN WILL
CELEBRATE JULY 4
In response to the movement to
bring the foreign-born citizens In
America to a keener appreciation of
ehe land and government of their
adoption, a movement has been set
afoot, which has the endorsement of
President Wilson, to celebrate July 4
as loyalty day. On this day, 24 groups
of foreign-born .citizens or sons and
daughters of foreign-born will out
wardly express their loyalty to the
United States and Its cause. Plans
are being developed looking to mak
ing the occasion one of the most pa
trlotically memorable in the history
of the country.
The day will be properly celebrated
in Wilmington, and Mayor P. Q
Moore will in a few days anounce a
central committee composed of one
representative of each foreign nation
ality re'siding in the city to work out
plans for observing the occasion lo.
cally. There are something like 15
different nationalities now living here
and already (representatives of several
of these foreign colonies have ap
proached the mayor offering their co
operation in the plans to make .the
celebration here a grand success. It
Is believed that every class of foreign
residents will heartily enter Into the
scheme, and when the plans are made
known it is expected that they wil
show a patriotic fervor that will be
Inspiring to Americans.
MANY SOUTHERNERS IN
MARINE CORPS KILLED
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.
Washington, June 14. A marine
corns casualty list issued today show
ed 62 names. Of these eight were
killed in action, six died of wounds
and 48 severely wounded.
Major Benjamin S. Berry, of New
York city, and Captain Oscar R. Cald
well, of Crawfordsville, Ind., were
among the severely wounded.
The list includes the following from
killed in action: Corporal George
A. Mlncey, Ogeechee, Ga.
Wounded severely: Privates Gilbert
C. -Hudlow, 71 Tye street. Atlanta,
Ga.; Gunnery Sergeant Cecil A. Wil
liams, Ahoskle, N. C; Private Walter
H. Smith, Winston-Salem, N. C; Pri
vate Sidney E. Rollins, 4311 Coliseum
street. New Orleans, La.; Private Jo
seph L. Morris, Palmetto, Ga.
1NE ASSOCIATION TO
MEET AT THE BEACH
Chamber of Commerce Re
ceives Information of the
Selection' of Wrightsville
The chamber of commerce has re
ceived information that the North Car
olina Pine association has definitely
decided to hold its 1918 meeting at
Wrightsville Beach, the date to be an
This association Is composed of
dealers in North Carolina pine lumber,
and James L. Roper, of Norfolk, is
president. A large number of the
leading men in this business is ex
pected to attend the convention, which
will pyjbably last through two days.
The chamber of commerce has been
in correspondence with the officials
of the association for some time In
an effort to land this Important gath
ering, but it Is only now that it can
announce the success of its efforts.
This makes the 'eleventh conven
tion booked for Wrightsville for this
summer, the first of which, the Water
and Light association, opened its meet
ing at the Oceanic hotel this morning.
GIVE PATRIOTIC PROGRAM.
A patriotic program of unusual In
terest will be glyen tonight by mem
bers of the woman's missionary so
ciety of St. Matthew's Lutheran
church at 8:30 o'clock in the Sunday
school rooms. The public will be wel
comed and assurance is given of a
delightful evening. The program is.:
America Misses M. Keels, Lucile
Darden, M. Branch, M. Goodwin, L. and
Recitation, !"My Baby Brother"
Picture and Song, "Sweet and Low"
"Carolina, I'm Calling You" Misses
Edna and Ruth Brown.
Picture and Song," "Over There"
"Battle Hymn of the Republic"
Misses M. Keels. L. Darden, M.
Branch, M. Goodwin, L. and C. Konig,
Picture and Song, "Home Sweet
Home" James Bowden, Miss Emma
Schutt, Lillian Bowden, William and
Picture and Song, "Forgotten"
Miss Mamie Godwin, sung by Misses
Edna and Ruth Brown.
Recitation, "The Service Flag"
"Massa's In the Cold, Cold Ground"
G. Williams, F. and D. Seitter, A.
Otterson, C. Smith, D. Brothers, A.
Picture and Song, "Annie Laurie"
Miss Lina Otersen, sung by the Misses
Brown, Otersen and Mrs. Shanks.
"Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean"
Six young ladles in costume.
Pantomine, "Abide With Me" Mrs.
Pictures and Song, "Drink to Me
Only With Thine Eyes" Miss M.
"Somewhere in France" Misses Ed
na and Ruth Brown.
Picture and song, "Keep the Home
Fires Burning" Ellen Kure and Moi
rlss Haskett. ;
"Joan of Arc" Mrs. Shands, Misses
Otersen, Edna and Ruth Brown.
"There's a Long, Long Trail" Miss
Ruth and Edna Brown.
Picture and song, "I Don't Want to
Get Well" Miss Lucile Darden and
"Dixie" Eight boys In costume.
Picture and song, "Rosary" Mrs.
Pontomine, "Rock of Ages" Miss
"Ireland" Misses Edna and Ruth
Picture and song, "Old Black Joe"
Dellman Seitter, G. Williams, A. Ot
ersen, C. Smith, D. Brothers, F. Seit
ter and A. Rivenbark.
"We're Going Over" Misses Edna
and Ruth Brown.
"Let's All Be Americans Now"
Picture and song, "What Are You
Going to Do to Help the Boys?" Jas.
Bowden, W. Otersen, G. Williams.
"Star Spangled Banner" Audience.
HAS BEEN IN BUSINESS
A THIRD OF A CENTURY
The announcement of C. W. Polvogt
that he will retire from the mercan
tile business marks the passing of
one of the city's best known firms
For 33 years Mr. Polvogt has been
identified with the business life of
the city, and during that tinie has
built and maintained a splendid rep
utation not only in Wilmington, but
eastern Carolina. Mr. Polvogt gives
several reasons for retiring, the prin
cipal one being inability of the manu
facturers to supply him with a full
line of' house furnishings that he
usually carries. He had placed heavy
orders for the fall, but the war de
partment's demand for materials that
go into the manufacture of these
goods made it almost impossible for
him to replenish his stock. With this
condition, together with the greatly In
creased cost of running a business
of that proportions, and for the fur
ther reason that Mr. Polvogt has been
engaged in business for about a third
of a century, he has decided to dis
pose of his stock of goods and retire.
To Train For Special War Service
Hanover, N. H., June 14. Dart
mouth college, under an agreement
with the war department, has com
pleted all arrangements for the train
ing of several hundred drafted men
here this summer in the radio serv
ice. The first school will open tomor
row and will last two months. t The
men will receive instruction in wire
less, engineering wire work, map mak
ing and drafting.' Four national army
officers have been assigned to the
Make Saturday a usy
Open Until 7en O'clock Saturday
Many Unadvertised Specials Found Here on Saturdays
We go through our entire stock each week and pick
out many specials that we put on sale. You should
pay us a visit and look over our merchandise tomorrow
&)e jTre Closing Out Our
Spring Suits at $15.00
We are closing out our-line
of Spring Suits that have been
selling 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 small charge will
be made for alterations.
Spring Coats special $21.50
We will place on sale tomor
row our spring line of coats in
grays, tans, greens and Pekin
blue, values from $29.50 to
$45.00. Special at $21.50.
Children's iOash Presses 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 tomorrow, 75c.
We have in stock a very large
In all shades and sizes, at the very
WHY PAY MORE?
Come in and see us about your
eyes. Eyes tested and glasses fitted
from ?1.00 up.
i , ,
Manhattan Square Hotel
SO to 58 West 77th St.. New York
300 Rooms, 225 with Bath and Shower
Opposite Museum of Natural History
Surrounded by parka. Half a Block of entrant to
Central Park. Convenient lo ererythinr
Room, with nie of bath .... J 1.50 per K
Parlor, bedroom and bath, with "
bower, for one or two persons. $3.00 per da
Parlor, two bedrooms and baths,
ha&rer. three or four persons .
$5.60 to $8.00 per day
Excellent Restaurant. Moderate Prices.
B. PSOBMANN. Pres. GEO. W, O'UASE. Mcr.
"Full of Wear,
Light As Air"
Summertime Suits made
The modish summer
time fabrics that combine
style, service and comfort
find first place in the
choice of men who are
bears David's La
bel, which stands
for the highest
type of mohair
The A. David
Hart, Schaffner & Marx Clothing
Shipment Milans. Pretty, large shapes, in grey and
sand. Blower, Feather.
HOSE HOSE HOSE
MISS ALMA BROWN
-IN NEW YORK CITY-
A Good Room with Bath
at 2.00 to 3.00 Per Day
Is Hard to Find,
But die Editor of this Paper will
tell you "You can get
them at the t
Bet 5 th Ave. and Broadway.
Hoxnet&e, Mortwn, Fireproof, Cen
tral, nr Thoatres and Shop.
Seat of at Fair Prices.
Wrfta fiv 3aoklat to
DA2TCBL r. JURVJcLAI. Prop.
Stock Potato Bug Paste
and Dry Powder.
John S. McEachern
No. 211 Market St.
J. B. McCABE and CO.
Certified Public Accoun- j
b Room 906 Murchison Bank Bldg.
Phone 996. WILMINGTON, N. &
NEOLIN SOLES. ;
Makes Walkln a Pleasure
King of Shoemakers
N. Front Street Phone 523.
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 ever 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 YOUR bank.
Earned surplus c:, f 00,000.00
The Wilmington Savings & Trust Company
Oldest and Largest North Carolina Savings Bank 110 PRINCESS STREET