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PLANNEDBY RYAN rnion Leader Intends To Call 1 walkout Of Bull Steam ship Line Workers YORK, March 2 .—(#)— ^ p Ryan, president of the T,'national "Longshoremen’s asso In ( vFL) said today he would Ciat‘°n strike ’tomorrow of 600 Bull line employes in Balti . j[d., unless the company ®°‘e’ \ five-cents-an-hour raise to ^"longshoremen in six other At lap’CJ,0ldded that he would seek / appointment of a federal con P in the week-old strike of '‘/ longshoremen in the Florida I-090 ' jijami, Jacksonville, Fort pC1'tS» and Port Everglades, and in Fiel/toil s C„ and Savannah, Chariest011’ Rvan said the Bull, Clyde Mai 'and Savannah lines and the ,m'y , aT,f and Miners Transporta 3IenrC ompanv had threatened to dis ntinuf service between New York “d southern ports because of the "“‘f'the same time he announced • T L \ would ask congress to i,;,. the federal maritime labor if because “it seeks to usurp powers of the conciliation divi ■ m of the U. S. department of la ie =aid that of 115 longshoremen’s t_ikes handled by the board in the ht months of its existence, only f. was his union’s and “the other took place on the Pacific coast ;:here Harry Bridges, the leader of , dIO longshoremen s union, takes advice direct from Dr. Louis Kocli, a member of the board.’’ WELLES COMPLETES BERLIN TALKS AND LEAVES FOR PARIS (Continued from Page One) •„le as director of the four-year :;all for economic self-sufficiency, :: „.eii as tile air force which he “jilt Up as Germany’s air minister. Stays For Luncheon Accompanied by United States finre d'Affaires Alexander Kirk, \Velles was kept at Karin Hall move than three hours and stayed * if luncheon, which had not been ■ anr.c: originally. " Placing the generous host, Goer in..'chatted with the Americans in study, guided them around his country residence in its woodland setting and showed them his collec tion of weapons, paintings and sculptures. When they departed they inscrib ed vheir names in Goering’s guest book. Prior to seeing the field marshal, Welles paid a courtesy call on Hess. Hitler's deputy in all party matters, and stayed to talk with him an hour. His two calls completed a stren uous three-day program in Berlin before entraining for Switzerland, his first stop en route to Paris and London, the next objectives on a swing through the warring capi tals. His Berlin conferences follow ,; talks with Italian leaders in Lome. Goering bntmisiasuc Welles found Goering full of en thusiasm over an extended week's tour of the western front which he completed only yesterday. The field marshal not only had inspect ed air bases and anti-aircraft bat teries on the North sea, but also crawled around bunkers, pillboxes and dugouts of the Siegfried line. In German eyes, his pet air force had given an especially good ac count of itself during the week in attacking shipping off Britain’s east coast. He was thus in a jubi lant mood, convinced of Germany's military invincibility and aerial su premacy. As an exhibit to demonstrate to Welles the efficiency of the Ger man air force, Goering had pre pared huge photographs taken from high altitudes covering virtually all cf England and Scotland. Armada Ready In effect, he could say, “All 1 have to do is press a button at the fuehrer’s command and the largest air armada in history can start for 'he British Isles, bringing destruc tion beside which the air opera tons against sea convoys have been mere pinpricks.” Whether Goering gave assurances 'o Welles that the air force would refrain from major operations until the President has time to digest 'he results of Welles’ tour could hot be learned. (British scouting planes for the second time during Welles’ visit flew 0ver Berlin Saturday night, topping leaflets and parachute ares’ reliable London sources dis posed. Britons said all their planes piurned safely despite German “h-aircraft fire.) -iinentMn representative con 1, aed to observe the strictest si -Me am] the Germans on their ( indicated only the obvious ar‘s °f the private discussions. equal importance to Welles aiilim Wth discussion of Germail tUrij, ry Prowess, was the oppor at t0 sit 0PPosite the man who Germ6 fame time is dictator of u“nna.nv c ...ic-i- • , . whir-K ■ economic machine Goerin'™ at self sufficiency. g 'vas understood to have that An0 tbe German contention "ar n,r11P!, ll0Pes of winning the through blockade are futile. HOVnw* DESTRO\S SHIP Chines/K°XG' March 3.—(TP)—'The ed tod- ctntral news agency report Japanese !„ a mine destroyed a Yangtze rr °yer Feb- 24 on the Provincp UVl?r 'n northern Kiangsi *0,) •tapaneseItkmed0rtTV m°re tha" reported e Kllled- a he mine was In the Y ”\ot a ,arse number laid las, nstze by Chinese guerril WEATHER | (Continued From Page One) WASHINGTON, March 3. — yp) _ Weather bureau records of tempera ture and rainfall for the 24 hours end ing 8 p. m., in the principal cotton growing areas and elsewhere: Station High tow Free. Alpena, cloudy _ 34 25 0.00 Asheville, cloudy _ 61 48 0.45 Atlanta, clear _ 69 54 0.12 Atlantic City, rain .. 40 35 1.10 Birmingham, cloudy _ 64 53 0.15 Boston, cloudy _ 43 25 0.00 Buffalo, rain _ 39 32 0.38 Burlington, cloudy_ 42 21 0.00 Chicago, rain _ 35 34 0.60 Cincinnati, rain _ 60 51 1,82 Cleveland, cloudy _ 45 37 0.37 Dallas, cloudy_ 69 4C^ 0.00 Denver, cloudy_ 40 26 0.00 Detroit, rain _ 35 34 0.58 Duluth, cloudy_31 18 0.00 El Paso, clear _ 71 35 Galveston, clear_ 72 55 0.00 Havre, cloudy _ 46 29 O.(X) Jacksonville, cloudy . 79 60 0.00 Kansas City, cloudy _ 45 33 0.22 Key West, clear_ 79 69 0.00 Little Rock, clear_ 57 42 0.00 Los Angeles, clear __ 72 52 0.00 Louisville, cloudy_ 57 54 1.77 Memphis, cloudy_ 49 45 0.00 Meridian, clear _ 69 64 0.00 Miami, clear -_ 77 69 0.00 Minn.-St. Paul, cloudy 31 20 0.00 Mobile, clear _ 74 61 0.32 New Orleans, clear_ 09 57 0.00 New York, rain__ 38 32 0.40 Norfolk, cloudy _ 67 45 0.19 Pittsburgh, cloudy_ 49 36 0,36 Portland, Ore., cloudy 62 42 0.00 Portland, Me., cloudy 39 12 0.00 Richmond, cloudy_ 46 39 0.11 St. Louis, cloudy_ 39 38 0.00 San Antonio, cloudy _ 78 49 0.00 San Francisco, cloudy 69 56 0.00 Savannah, cloudy _ 74 57 0.02 Tampa, cloudy_ 72 58 0.00 Vicksburg, clear- 64 48 0.00 Washington, cloudy . 42 35 0.37 Wilmington, rain _ 65 56 0,54 GERMANS TRAPPED BY FRENCH TROOPS (Continued From Page One) German planes and 12 French on the Moselle sector had ended when one French plane had been downed. (The British announced they had shot down still another German plane in France, the third in 24 hours.) Its morning communique said French pursuit planes machine-gun ned two of the enemy craft to earth on French territory yesterday while one of the British victims fell on French soil and the other behind the Nazi lines. The British air victories were reported previously in last night’s communique. (The German communique said that two German scouts “are miss ing” but said three French planes were shot down.) Wit heonsiderable activity among advance patrols on the western front and clearing weather bringing out air fighters in increasing numbers, the high command reported that several French planes penetrated deep into Germany “by day and night” on scouting flights. All the French planes were said to have returned to their bases. Many of them were swift American-made Curtiss planes which have made such a hit with the French. German aerial trespassing over Belgium, which resulted yesterday in the downing of two Belgian chas ers by a Nazi bomber, was regarded here "very seriously.” These sallies over the neighboring neutral low country coincided with daily recon noitering flights over France along the French-Belgian border. The German patrol now appears to be permanent, ■well-informed quar ters said. 108 DIE IN NAZI PLANE RAID ON BRITISH LINER (Continued from Page One) from internment there because of the expense of their maintenance. Many Missing Twenty of 48 Britishers aboard the Domala also were listed as miss High seas at the time of the at tack hampered rescue efforts of sev eral British and Netherlands ships, the admiralty said. The admiralty indicated that there were 341 persons aboard the ship al together, and the crew apparently included’ a number of British In dians. Members of the crew, which to talled 150, said the German raider had machine-gunned the ship after raining bombs upon it. Fifty-one survivors, including 42 Indians and nine Europeans, were landed last night at a southcoast port by a lifeboat, which also brought ashore the bodies of three of the victims. Meanwhile Reuters (British news agency) reported from Ostend that the Netherlands freighter Limburg, 345 tons, had been attacked in the North sea by a Nazi warplane which raked her decks with machinegun fire. Latest Casualties The latest shipping casualties were the steamer Albano, 1,17b tons, which sank in the North sea yesterday after hitting a mine, and the 710-ton steamer Cato, which went down off the west coast to day, also the victim of a mine, mo persons were killed and 11 missing from the Cato and two were killed “day’s^eriaT activity followed a night in which the British stud their scouts flew over Berlin for the fifth time in six days. A few hours after this announc - ment there was a burst of anti-air craft gunfire along the Thames Es tuary. There was no announc ment immediately whether it was the Germans repaying the^ visit o the fifing which brought down British plane. The craf- was reported to have crashed in flames after 1bem| tacked by three British flS ships, which mistook it for a man bomber. ._ . One eye-witness told of seeing the three fighters circling around the plane, which he described as <a blue and green” craft. “Suddenly,” he said, there was a burst of machine-gun fire and I saw smoke coming from the P » A moment later one of the wings LARGE CORN CROP TERMED POSSIBLE Bumper Harvest Likely For State If Weather Con ditions Favorable If weather conditions are favor able (this being the chief determin ing factor of any crop yield) a bumper corn crop is likely for North Carolina in 1940, predicts E. C. Blair, agronomist of the State college extension service. He bases his prediction on two major con ditions: The 130,000 acres now in lespedeza grown last year, which pushed lespedeza into second posi tion in the state in acreage plant ed to one crop. Corn, itself, is first in acreage. Through these two conditions alone Blair sees the possibility of producing 5,800,000 more bushels of corn this year. That would be enough to feed for a year 36,250 sows and two litters of six pigs each. “If the legumes are allowed to grow and gather nitrogen until some time in April (the time de pends on the weather), and are then turned under and followed by corn, it should mean an increase of ten bushels of porn per acre, or 1,300,000 bushels in all,” Blair stated. j_,espeaeza usually occupies the land for two years, so the chances are that only half of the 911,000 acres planted to this legume last year will be used for another crop this year. Should the other half be planted to corn, the yield of corn should be increased 10 bushels per acre, and roughly this would mean 4,500,000 additional bushels of corn.” Makes Annual Report Making his annual report for the past year and an outlook for 1940, the extension agronomist said that corn occupied 2,466,000 acres of the cultivated land in the state in 1940, with lespedeza second with 911,000 acres, tobacco third with 815,800 acres, and cotton fourth with 746,000 acres. This represents an increase of 24,000 acres in corn, an increase of 109,000 acres, in les pedeza, an increase of 104,100 acres in tobacco, and a decrease of 121, acres in cotton. Blair sees reason for optimism in the reports of county farm agents of the extension service that 80,823 farmers saved 3,000,856 bushels of legume seed last year, indicating that the seeding of le gumes w'ill be continued with vigor in 1940 and the years to come. The increase in the use of combines is largely responsible for this admir able amount of seed saved. ‘‘We are making outstanding progress in the use of crop rota tions, proper amounts and kinds of fertilizers, better seed, and Im proved cultural practices,” the spe cialist declared. ‘‘We now have 2, 081 crop rotation and farm man agement demonstrations in the state and they are doing a great deal to stimulate interest in a higher type of farming in North Carolina. Last year 96,393 farmers followed definite fertilizer recom mendations.” Doubled in zu icars Returning to the subject of le gumes, Blair said that the 2,229,000 acres devoted to all types of le gumes last year was more than double the acreage in legumes in North Carolina 20 years ago; in 1919 the legume average was 981, 000. It also represents an increase from the 1,963,000 acres of legumes planted in 1938. The following acreage of legumes by crops shows the progress last year. In 1938 there were 8,000 acres in alfalfa, 69,000 in clovers, 802,000 in lespedezas, 515,000 in soybeans, 316.000 in • cbwpeas, and 253,000 in peanuts. In 1939 there were 9,000 acres of alfalfa, 76,000 in clovers, 911 000 in lespedezas, 556,000 in soybeans, 312,000 in cowpeas, and 265.000 in peanuts. “Of course,” the agronomist said, “the legumes will improve the yields of crops other than corn. Cleveland county averaged a bale of cotton to the acre last year, and J. S. Wilkins, the farm agent, gave credit to legumes for this fine rec ord , . “He said: “Lespedeza is one or the direct factors in the increased yield of cotton, as shown by a comparison of the four-year aver age from 1925 to 1929 of 290 pounds of lint per acre, and the 1935-39 average of 389 pounds of lint per acre.” I Proving that lespedeza is adapt ed to the coastal plain as well as the Piedmont, Blair quoted the fol lowing report from T. McL. Carr, farm agent in Camden county. “Sixty-nine farmers grew lespedeza for hay and soil building this year. Lespedeza fits in fine with winter and summer grain. Several farm ers reported that they made the finest crop of hay this year that they ever made, and that there will never be a year from now on that they will miss planting les pedeza.” ____ caught fire and then the other. “The whole plane became envel oped in flames and began to fall to pieces. The tail dropped off and the bomber crashed on open farm land.” On the flight over Berlin Royal Air Force planes reported they dropped leaflets and parachute flares while bluish-white, red and yellow searchlights stabbed the skies. (Germans in Berlin ridiculed the reported flight over the Nazi capi tal). The British said ground batteries outside Berlin opened fire but that Nazi planes did not challenge the swift scouters, all of which were said to have gotten home safely. German planes which harried east coast shipping yesterday carried their attacks into the night, traw lermen reported, but were driven Off, —.. - -+ FINNS WITHDRAW TO NEW POSITIONS (Continued from Page One) fantry attacks were turned back and that some of the invaders’ strong points were captured. While the fierce fighting con tinued northeast of Lake Ladoga, Finnish salvage forces were hauli.ig to the rear a long line of tanks, trucks, armored cars, field kitchens, wagons and other equipment of the 34th Soviet Tank Brigade, powerful fighting unit which fell victim to the Finns in their latest major tri umph. All the 34th’s eqcipment was pointed eastward, indicating that it was trying to get back home, but its retreat was cut off and more than 2,000 of its troops died at the hands of a smaller attacking Fin nish force, the Finns reported. The Finns said the tank brigade fought valiantly and that only a few sur rendered. The Finnish communique said that the Russians continued wide spread air raids over southern Fin land yesterday and that Finnish air men countered with telling raids on Soviet columns and railway com munications. It totalled Finnish civilian casual ties at eight killed and 10 wounded and said at least 17 Russian planes were shot down. The Soviet repulses at Aittojoki and Kollaanjoki, where the Rus sians have been attempting to smash across the ice for a month, were reported to have occurred after a series of heavy attacks, supported by tanks, airmotor sleds and other mechanized equipment. Helsinki had one air raid alarm today, but enemy bombers failed to reach the city. Kouvola and Inkeroinen were bombed, but no reports of casualties or damage had been received here tonight. CLAIMS DENIED MOSCOW, March 4—(Monday — (-3?)—The Red army called Finnish claims of recent victories — an ap parent reference to the reported de struction of the 18th Russian divi sion and the 34th Moscow Tank Bri gade—“absurd” today, and declared the Soveit bayonet had been planted in an ever tightening circle about the shattered husk of Viipurl. A statement from Leningrad mili tary headquarters said Finland was “approaching the end of the adven ture” of her “White Finnish” rulers who were described as so desperate that Finnish soldiers, reluctant to fight for a “hopeless cause” were put against the wall and shot when it became necessary to surrender their fortifications. The statement, supplementing the regular military communique and distributed by the official Soviet news agency, Tass, was in reply to a recent Finnish note to the League of Nations and said that Finnish charges of the bombing of civilian populations were “witless” and "fan tastic” fabrications. .Liie communique, ieporiiiig ouviei troops were continuing to surround Viipuri, said the Village of Saarela to the north and the Island of Tup puransaari to the south had beei captured, and that a "fully equip ped headquarters of a large military formation" of the Finnish army had fallen into Russian hands. The distance of Saarela from Viipuri was not given in the com munique, but the Island of Tuppur ansaari is in the middle of Viipuri bay, less than 15 miles from t.,e city, one of Finland’s largest and most important. Four large guns were captured and six more defensive fortifications in the Mannerheim Line were de clared to have crumbled. No mention was made of the pro gress of the fighting within Viipuri itself, the southern part of which the Russians yesterday said they had occupied along with the railway station. (The Finns contend they still are holding the city, ti.ough admitting they have been forced to withdraw to new positions.) PRESIDENT’S WIFE CALLS AT RALEIGH (Continued from Page One) I always give—I know just as much about it as you do.” J. B. Armstrong, pilot of the plane on which Mrs. Roosevelt was traveling, said the first lady was traveling alone. The Seaboard Air Line said East ern Air Line officials had made 60 reservations, including one for Mrs. Roosevelt, on the 12:45 a. m. train northward. Each of the three planes which landed here was said to have had its full quota of 21 passengers. The liner carrying Mrs. Roose velt was the last of the three to land here. On the first to land was Tony Martin, the singer, who was en route from Miami to New York for a radio broadcast tomorrow night. He also planned to go on by train. SENATE WILL TAKE UP BILL TO WIDEN HATCH ACT’S BANS (Continued From Page One) set of locks for the Panama Canal, a $15,000,000 item elim inated by the house in approving the $203,472,568 War department civic functions bill. Fresh from an inspection of the Canal Zone, the President was reported to be especially in terested in increasing the de fense of that important inter ocean link by construction of the projected third set of locks. In addition to the Hatch bill, another issue which has devel oped political implications may come up in the senate this week. A commerce subcommittee will vote tomorrow on a proposal to strike inquiries about personal income from the list of ques tions to be popped by census takers. Senator Tobey (R-NH) has spon sored this move, collecting some democratic as well as solid repub lican support. The full committee, headed by Senator Bailey (D-NC), will vote on the proposal Tuesday. The senate finance committee pre pared, meanwhile, for a mid-week showdown on the question of ex tending for three years the execu tive authority to make reciprocal trade agreements with other na tions. Chairman Harrison (D-Miss) said he was confident that the commit tee would approve the legislation in virtually the same form that it w s passed with the house. IL DUCE PROTESTS BRITISH BLOCKADE (Continued From Page One) tions attempted unsuccessfully to obstruct Italian conquest of Ethi opia by laying down economic sanctions against Italy. Since then Italy has become in creasingly conscious of her vulner ability to blockade. Any action which emphasizes this situation fortifies the Fascist conviction that this nation can never be assured of its independence so long as it is a "prisoner" in what Italy regards as her own sea—the Mediterranean. Closely allied with this reaction is the suspicion that the British are trying to exploit Italian dependfence on foreign coal to obtain a trade agreement making certain products of Italian heavy industry available to England. The British are prepared to fur nish Italy coal in return for these products. But Italy prefers to pay in agricultural products since her own armament program already imposes a heavy load on her fac tories. While the British disclaim any such motive, to the Italian mind the coincidence between the insti tution of the blockade and the sus pension of British-Italian trade ne gotiations is too evident to be ig nored. BIDS ON THEATRE WILL BE OPENED (Continued From Page One) be involved could be learned, but George W. Baiey, leese of Wilming ton Theatres, Inc., has previously announced it will be one of the finest showhouses in the south and will in corporate every modern and conven ient feature. The new theatre will seat approxi mately 1,250 persons. The Carolina, now the largest in the city, will ac commodate about 900. The site was purchased several years ago by Nort hCarolina Thea tres and arrangements for the con struction have been pending for some time. No name for the house has as yet been selected. Plans for the building have been in the hands of contractors since about February 15. ROBESON NATIVE KILLED BY AUTO (Continued from Page One) Lumberton after completing a job in Florence, S. C. Highway Patrolman Paul Mi chaux said it was apparent that Smith had been walking across the three-lane highway when he was struck. His survivors include: his wife, three children, Geneva, Tom and Edward, all of Charlotte: four brothers, Henry, of East Lumber ton, Charles, of Rockingham, Dunk, of St. Pauls, and George, of King’s Mountain: one sister, Mrs. Charles Kinlaw, of Little River, S. C. Funeral services will be held in Lumberton, the arrangements to be announced later. Coroner Biggs said today the in quest will be postponed temporar ily, pending the outcome of the search for the car that struck Smith. Shotgun Wound Fatal To Negro In Robeson LUMBERTON, March 3—Covey Jones, 40, negro, died tonight in Baker Sanatorium of a shotgun wound in the head allegedly inflict ed three months ago by his stepson, Frank McKay. McKay has been held in jail since Jones was shot. F. D. R. WILL NOTE 7TH ANNIVERSARY (Continued From Page One) tary of State Hull or Attorney Gen eral Robert H. Jackson. As to all these reports, Mr. Roose velt is keeping his own counsel. The end of his seventh year in of fice, during one of the most tur bulent periods in the political his tory of the United States, found the chief executive a little grayer about the temples than when he entered the White House and the lines in his face etched a trifle deeper. • I "I PI+H] t • TODAY ONLY • Escape the troubles of a caretorn world. 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