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Accidental Deaths in U.S.
Total 640 During Holidays
Auto Accidents Toll Heavy
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Illinois Leads List; Last
Year 508 Persons Died
in Various Kinds of
Accidents; Delaware
Only State with Clean
Record This Year
Against Five Last i
Violent death struck at the four!
corners of the nation over the three- I
day Christmas holiday leaving 6401
Traffic accidents accounted for 418 I
of the total, the rest resulting from I
fire, shootings, stabbings and other!
This years three day Christmas
holiday brought death to at least
553 persons in accidents and other I j
forms of sudden death, with automo- I}
bile traffic taking 397 lives. 11
Last year 508 persons died in [ j
various kinds of accidents and as (
the result of violence in a similiarj
three-day period. i
Five states?Nebraska, Nevada, {
Rhode Island, Vermont and Wyom- j (
ing?kept their death slates clean j
last year, but this year Delaware (
was the only one. I j
Illinois led the list this year with [
60 dead?29 of them in traffic, ten ,
by trains, eight by suicide, seven j
by violence of one kind or another j
and seven from other causes. j
Chicago reported more than 1,400 i
traffic accidents over the week-end i
and five states reported deaths by
freezing or exposure, three of them (
in the south: Tennessee, North Caro- ,
lina and New Mexico. ,
There were 12 deaths from coast- ,
ing in New York state. ,
The death list by states, included j
North Carolina, nine. .
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State Orthopedic Clinic -
I To Be Held January
I 5th In Greenville i
I We wish to remind oar readers of
I the State Orthopedic Clinic to be
I held Friday, January 5th, in Green- i
I ville from 12:30 to 4 p. m. l
I This Clinic takes all types of crip- j
I pies, both white and colored, free of J
I charge who are unable to afford priv- j
ate treatments. It is desired, though I
not required, that patients be referred 1
by a phiykUn of the Welfane Offi- j J
cer, and that the patient bring such 1
note to the CKnic. J
The Clinic is set up to serve espe
cially the Counties of Beaufort, Car- I
teret, Pamlico, Pitt and Tyrell, though I
patients from other Comities who de- 1
sire to come may do so. * J
I The C&de is conducted by Dr. Hugh 1
A Thompson, orthopaedist, Raleigh, V
I North Carolina. This dime has been I
I running for something over three a
I years and is 'now serving a large I
I nam her of cripples, adults as well as I
children, in this area. I
The Pitt County Health Depart- I
ment Offices are located at the cor- I
I ner of Third end Greene Streets, I
Greenville, North Carolina. I
I LoanJfe Available^ I
North CkroHna fanners who had I
V their 1939 cotton rinsed by Govern- I
Mat daaans through approved cot- I
tea imgiwweul assodataons are ?
reminded by J. A. Shankha, Extene- I
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To Start Paying
Pensions To Mr
Workers In 1940
Government's Monthly
Retirement Pensions
Will Be Put Into Oper
ation in January With
First of Checks to
Reach Beneficiaries by
February 1st
Washington, Dec. 27.?The federal
government puts into operation next
nonth its far-reaching plan to pro
ride mass security in the form of
nonthly retirement pensions for old
er workers and their dependents.
It will be the beginning of the
nonthly pay-off of old-age insur
mce benefits under the social se
curity law and estimates indicate
hat during 1940 more than $100,
)00,000 will be distributed to ap
iroximately 1,000,000 people.
The social security pay-off will
lot approach the goals of various
proposals advocated by old-age
pensions groups. For the most
part it may fall short of the $55
i month average security wage paid
5VPA workers.
Government statisticians have es
mnated that payments for retired
single men will average about $26 a
nonth for life. Their estimated av
erage for a married man who re
ceives a supplemental benefit for
lis wife will be about $39.
The tops in government old-age
lenefits is $85 a month but to get
it a married man would need to be
covered by the social security system
for 40 years and be able to show an
iverage of $250 a month in earnings
throughout the period.
The start of payments for January
?for which cheeks will reached bene
ficiaries about February 1?will put;
nto operation the final phase of the
jocial security act approved by Con
press in 1935 as one of the key fea
tures of the new deal program to
provide systematic security.
Fap Chief Gets Petition
Asking Cabinet Resign
Tokyo, Dec. 27.?(AP?Premier
jCUCF^il Nofcuyuke Abe received yes- II
erday a resolution signed by 260 of
be .468 members of the Japanese
loose of representatives asking that
he cabinet "give serious considera
ion to whether it should remain in
The resolution, adopted Tuesday
it a conference among legislators of
ill parties, was sponsored by the
younger rfairut and dees not repre
lent parliamentary action.
The resolution expressed the wish
for cabinet consideration of retire
nent "in view of the heavy respon
sibility attendant to assisting the
throne conduct of state."
(Circles close to the government
predicted December 20 that the cabi
net might fall if the United States
did not react favorably to the Jap
anese proposal for reopening the
Yangtse Biver to fbreign trade as far
Japan rlnaod the big Chinese wat
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Hundreds Believed
Dead in Earthquake;
Villages Destroyed J
Ankara, Dec. 27.?Hundreds were
reported killed and whole villages '
destroyed in an earthquake which '
shook northern Anatolia early Wed- ?
Four shocks were felt in Ankara be
tween 2 a. m. and 5 a. m. Wednesday {
(between 8 p. m. and 10 p. m. EST, .
Accurate information of the dam
age caused was not immediately
available because communications
were disrupted. ,
Officials of late afternoon said,
however, that reports indicated a
major catastrophe. ?
The quake's center apparently was .
along the Black Sea coast of Tur
key in Asia.
Heavy damage was reported at Or- <
du, Samsun, Tokat, Amasia, Sivas,
and Yozgad.
Thousands were reported to have ,
abandoned towns for the fields, fear- <
ing additional shocks.
The government and relief agen- ,
cies rushed aid to the affected area,
which is from 100 to 260 miles east
and northeast of Ankara.
Anatolia has been struck by earth
quakes frequently. On April 19,1938,
in this region there, began a series
of shocks which lasted for more than
a week and took a toll of dead and
missing estimated at more than 800.
Scores of thousands of homes were
razed. '
Federal and State resoorch agen
cies are renewing attempts to adapt J
sheep types to the region or sections J
in which they are being produced so ]
as to produce superior animals. J
Soviet Agents
Admit Charge
Fined $2,500 for Violat
ing State*Bepart
ment Act
Washington, Dec. 27.?.Two Rus
sian agents and a Soviet corpora
tion pleaded guilty today to vio
lating the Foreign Agent registra
tion act and were Used a total of
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Boris NOcoleky, president of Boofc
niga, Inc., and L A. Hyin, secretary- ;
treasurer, admitted a cfcargt of ?
withholding material information in ,
registering ^themselves and '^the ;
corporation witfc?Jhe State Depait
menb They pleaded guilty before
Justice. Jennings Bailey about an
hour after indictment by- a federal
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grand jury. f
Nikolaky was assessed a flfiM
fine and said he would return to
Soviet Russia on the next available
It was agreed that Booiougs, Inc.,
wwette?L^am under the
gfS ^ chief*at the!
[gtopegwdh xency.
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Banks of North Carolina
Activetu Serving Needs
New York, Dec. 27.?That banks
in North Carolina are actively serv- ,
ing the credit needs of their oom- ?
muni ties is evidenced by the results t
af a survey of bank tafcd&g activity j
announced by the American Bankers
Association indicating that the com- .
mercial banks of the state made j
riore than 220,000 new loans total
ng $100,000,000 to business firms ,
nonths of 1989, and. renewed 216,000
md individuals during the first six ,
>uts tan ding loans totaling $245,000,
)00 during the same period. ' ?
The survey also reveals that busi- <
less firms in the state are using
>nly one-half of the "open lines of i
:redit" maintained for their use on J
he books of the banks.
These estimated figures axe based
>n reports received from 46 banks
n North Carolina, or 20 per cent of
he 225 commercial banks in the state,
md make allowance for the concen
ration of lending activity in Winston- 1
Salem and other large cities. -
The 45 banks reported that they 1
made 57,595 new loans totaling $44,- j
309,315 between January 1 and June
30, 1989, and renewed 68,692 out- (
standing loans totaling $109,076,506 '
[n addition, they reported 1,985 new
nortgage loans to home owners and 1
ither real estate owners totaling j
The average number of new loans <
per bank was 1,290, and the average *
lew loan was for $778.
The average number of renewals 8
per bank was 1,415 and the average
renswal was for $1,718.
I The avezagniMinber tf iNir mort- '
igges per bank was 48, and the av- J
irage mortgage was for $1,380.
I In addition to making loans on
ndividnal applications, the banks of c.
?be larger cities maintain what are
?mown as 'open lines of credit', on
iteir books, available at all times to |
regular business borrowers. Seven 1
umks reported such open lines of
aredit totaling $2,122,376. However, 1
inly $1,061426, or 60. per cent of T
bis credit was being used by busi- *
mam firms on June 30. .
LportofDenteimrk 'j
I Being Done In County
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Dr. A. B. Underwood doing dental \
vork in Pitt County, representing c
x)th the State Board of Health and i
he Comfe Board of Health, has Just i
urned in his report covering his work t
"rom October 28, 1989 through De-jt
:ember. 18; t
Chief items in this report are aa t
Potal number examined 96? i
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Local Man Charged
With Assault On Boy
B. Streeter Sheppard was accused
by Rev. H. M. Wilson, pastor of the .
Presbyterian Church here of inflict- 3
ing serious injury in an assault with ,
a shot gun on his young son, James j
Wilson, in a warrant issued for his ,
urest early Christinas night, short
ly after the alleged assault ,
The boy with several companions i
was engaged in shooting Are crack- <
ers, when it is reported Mr. Shep- ]
pard, a neighbor of the Wilsons, be- ,
came annoyed and attacked young ,
Wilson beating him about the head
and shoulders with a gun. (
Mr. Sheppard is out under bond j
with a hearing of the case set for j
Saturday morning. ?
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Local White Gentleman *
lis Santa For Crippled 1
Negro Children Here J
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Mr. J. I. Morgan, local industrialist J
ind financier, prominent Rotarian '<
and member of the school board* '
;hough pressed with the increased I ?
rolume of business that usually I*
:omes at the close of the year, found!
ame to think about the plight of the !l
rippled Negro children of his com- i
nunity this year, giving his check *
tor a handsome little sum and di- 1
?ecting how it should be disbursed. }
lis directions were followed, to thejl
etter, and not only were the chil- 1
ben happy, but the sunshine of hap- 1
jiness shone bright throughout the ?
mtbe homes, and all pledged them- 1
telves to a bettor life. c
The Christinas drive for the needy,
a a whole,, was a success. Seventy
!ive dollars and fifteen cents in cash
sere realised and probably1 twenty
ive dollars of merchandise was given, j
rhis was distributed so that every j
me in dire need was able to enjoy tho j
Christmas season. j
The highest single amount was
liven by Mr. J. I. Morgan. The next .
>y Mr. Will Arnold, colored. He I
>rought in a nice contribution and I
nade it dear that it was given by
rhite friends but for reasons he did
iot make the identity known.
We wish to thank every .one, to
he very highest, who made any form
>f contribution to -this worthy cadse
ind assure yon that every one bene
Itted are equally thankful f
A check will show that nine dol
are out of every ten were given by
irhite friends. This is just one in
ddent out of many that are happen
ng daily* moat, of which .are -never' >
loticed, that go to prove conclusively
hat the Southern whites^ar^not un- ;
he Negro is to survive and rise in
he scale of dvOfeatloh* it must; be ^
lone in the South, where the climate
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edj^May Grant Sum
Without Fight
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Washington, Dec. 27.?Congress
will be asked to approve another
record-breaking fond for national
iefense at the coaxing session and
indications today are that it will ac
cede without much at a fight.
Congressmen with military ideas
g?-their own, however, may provoke
greater controversy than the outlay
rf more than 12,000/100,000 which
President Roosevelt has said ha would
recommend to ffann*** the army *tiH
navy for the year starting July 1.
Before the new session is a week
lid two House committees will study
proposals designed to make the navy
.he mightiest armada the world has
sver seen. Bq& are likely to pro
ride forums for proponents of supisr ;
xattleships, possibly twice as big as
my now afloat
Chairman Vinson (D-Ga.) set
ranuary 8th tentatively for the
louse Naval Committee to begin
inblic hearings on a proposed $1,
!00,000,000 expansion of the navy.
Phis would provide for 95 new war
ships, 81 auxiliary vessels and 2^ ?
195 additional airplanes.
L.-Although Mr. Roosevelt was re
torted authoritatively to have slabb
ed about $700/X)0,000 from the ee
imatea of both the army and navy,
here were indications that the total
vould be a* $800,000,000 and
Kxssibly $500,000,000 above the ear* "
ent year's peace-time record of
ibout $1,800,000,000. Nevertheless,
temocrats and republicans have
ihown little disposition to- quibble '
>ver money spent for defense.
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Rome, Dec. 27.?United States Am
>assador William Phillips left for .
Pans Wednesday to confer on the
European situation with William CJ.
lullitt,, American envoy to Prance.
pavefti^OTtii Caro-1
lina Government fo*j
More Than Six Pre- ?
World War Years; Av-,
erases Over $2,000,000 ;
A Month
Raleigh, Dee. 27.?When final fig'
rea on gasoline tax collection for
989 are made available on Janua#
st they are going to Show that the
noney paid by North Carolina motor
st* in this form oif levy alone would
avaoperated the entire state govern
lent for nioro thnii fffT ^
Imee comparable to 1917, the year ir
vbieh the United Statwr entered .the
Vorld War.
FortJhe nwngfr of this
tvailable to indicate that it will not
'all WW that marlc fn TWamSer
Wtemlll dT ^ktioM:STmade'it
Against the Finnish Msirawflhriiiii
Line: as this "Verdun" battle went
into its fourth weak. iokk4
U was learned here ?pt more :,.
than *?>Q0O freah Russian trodj##?-'
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the Soviet Union to be thrown into
the Finnish war. They wffl eoto* :
prise three Siberian divisions front
the Arctic rfefent, accustomed to
extreme cold, and-12 Caucasian di?
visionBeiiiS?>accustomed -!to'ranew ^
and low fatoperetoraa. Owing to
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soo9p vrmpt now6V6Ps Deion <tneir
full fozeefi can b<t thrown into ac
tion. T- v. ? ?; "? ' }.
Reliable reports state that at least
one regiment <tf Russia's famed Cos
sacks already has participated in an
fctfiagiFA,,,,! II ???itysiM wfc ? ? - ?
BftacKr aismounnn^ near %M iront
end advancing oh foot. ? ?%' * P*
Soviet casualties rose sharply to
day when the Red Army tried a new
method of attack.
? The Russians, forced for three
nfAabfi .(A ? (? M .1 ?. m t
ween to conduct tour campaign
along canalized lines because of the
chain of interlocking lakes, today
took advantage of several days of
Mend 15 degrees below aero weath
er and sent a man attack against
the Finnish left wing- across the
But the Kims also had foreman
the maneuver. ... ?*. ; ? ' " ? -
Their guns a dew
field of * fire across the- lakes and
their artillery, blasted huge holes
in the ice, to dmwh whole grudge
of Russians.
- mnWm along a one
mile stretch ef Lake Suvanto, around
which the attack contend,, "Wire
reported mounting Into the thoiK
sands. ? ?~>,w {? ? ?*-- (?
The Russians sought to biMAt '
tthrough on the Finnish left wing
and make the Maxmeaheim Line
The Finns, meanwhile,- have oat
with skatefc
fitted some'of their night patrols
Unseen in . their White parinftr;
toy glide aflently over the:* fee,
hargqqinc -On '?Russians. The yClti"
Dish skaters are able to cover great
distances at pcphibly the Idgtnat.
speed ever reached by "MP sol- J
diers. Almost every Knn la ex
pert in. the use of: skates* ae they
axe wWr skiia, bat few of the Rus
sians can use them.
The weather last night and today
aided the,Finn*. Low eferadt pfer
vented Soviet air observation wad
b resumption of the intense bomb- I
lug activity of the l**t;few bright
iaya. Lower temperatures promised
mow, for which 4e Finns a**
hoping. I
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fhfiK?relian Isthmtis
^hdmline on^e KareltaiUUM.
have Been thrown drc* w*~
Unulin lrmnrfr * a Finnish f" corps
Don ? MVC CIwWU UIlv
Sformansk raflw^r;' ixawgnw
pSval^lMiiiie"1 near

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