OCR Interpretation


The Wilmington morning star. [volume] (Wilmington, N.C.) 1909-1990, March 23, 1940, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, Chapel Hill, NC

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn78002169/1940-03-23/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

dedicated To The Progress Of \~~ 777 777 77u
«, ii m i n r t n ii Served by Leased Wire of the
And Southeastern North ‘.“/r" W '“V
A Carolina With Complete Coverage of
Stale and National News
- WILMINGTON, N. C., SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1940_ + + ESTABLISHED 1867
New French Cabinet Decides To Battle For Life
[working To Make
Axis A Triangle?
Uncut sudden activity of Alexan -
kr Shkbartzev, Soviet Ambassador
) Berlin, was interpreted as an
*lio of the Hitler-Mussolini Bren
ts Pass conference, pointing to a
triangular Rome-Berlin-Moscow pact
hr the neutralization of Allied in
«ente in the Balkans.
BAILEY TOBACCO
BILL SUPPORTED
Resolution Endorsing Meas
ure Adopted By Chamber
Of Commerce Board
A resolution endorsing the bill
introduced in congress a few days
by Senator Josiah W. Bailey
for an appropriation of $50,
(° make a study of ways and
•Kans of promoting the sale and
a’8 of tobacco grown in the United
, ates in South and Central Amer
"as adopted by the board of
e Wilmington chamber of com
®'rc! at n meeting yesterday.
"be board authorized Louis T.
manager to write Senator
■ of its endorsement of the
till.
The idea for cultivating the South
J*rica markets for sale of tobac
,|,as a,l Anced here several days
8 by Mayor Thomas E. Cooper,
in, t'me nfter Mayor Cooper’s
was made public, Sena
!aate'ley introdllceti the bill in the
5Uh»tiC?1!y al1 the °bber members
- North Carolina congression
(Continued on Page Three)
[weather I
Korth r .FORECAST
less ruHxik, lna ; Considerable cloudi
llightiv nil isht snow in mountains
Silly“or Saturday; Sunday gen
a*r and rather cold.
#Witrtl7-0a?8’cal ,!ata f°r the 24 hours
"jJ P- m. yesterday).
1:30 a Temperature
*■ til- -1?' ol); 7:30 a. m. 40; 1:30 p.
^Wum 'al h- m. 03; maximum 70;
10! mean 58; normal 55.
1:30 » „ , Humidity
*■ «• 7 “a &S; 7:30 a- m- 92; 1-0 p.
1 ‘-uO p. m. .34.
i7otal fnr Precipitation
? inches. * hours ending 7:30 p. m,
*o»th i >. ™tal since first of the
niches.
.(From TT,ides For Today
' Coast 5 'ia,Jles published by IT,
and Geodetic Survey).
*llaii“«on High Low
- 9 ;25a 4 :13a
**!°»boro T,.w 9 ;o2p 4:38p
inlet - 7:13a l :06a
/•arise r.,. 7:43p l:28p
6:3on• »ila; 8unset 6:26p; moon
1 ’ ffloonset 5:53a.
“htuiucti on Page Three)
Wrings Single |
Vote Majority
FromDeputies
Several Radical Socialist
Ministers Decide Not To
Desert Government
FUTURE IS UNCERTAIN
Reynaud Tells Chamber He
Intends To Prosecute
War Vigorously
PARIS, March 22.—(.TO—The new
French government of Premier Paul
Reynauu wrung an absolute major
ty of just one vote from the chamber
of deputies today but decided to
stick it out and fight for its life
For a time it appeared that the
seven radical socialist ministers
headed by Former Premier Edouard
Daladier would desert the regime.
But after an hour and a half’s
pow-wow, the unwieldy 22-man cab
inet agreed unanimously to carry on.
Future Uncertain
Whether this means a mere mo
mentary arrangement or that by the
time the chamber re-convenes April
2, Reynaud will try to whip up a
larger majority, remains to be seen.
At all events, the inner "war com
mittee” formed by Reynaud to meet
several times a week, is gathering at
10 a. m. (.4 a. m. EST.) tomorrow to
get an with the little premier’s prom
ise to push the war.
The government emerged from its
first precarious day of existence shy
only one man—the navy undersec
retary Jean Be Cour Grandmaisor.
who resigned under pressure from
his rightist party.
There are now 12 undersecretaries
in the new regime, making a total
governmental group of 34.
Reynaud gave several clear-cut
pointers in his talk to the chamber
which returned him a majority of
one today.
He said he intended to prosecute
the war vigorously.
Nevertheless, he intends to follow
the policy of his predecessor, Dala
dier, in doing nothing rash. That i-,
he, like Daladier, will be “sparing
Ill 1IYCO.
Will Fight Communism
He will continue a relentless fight
against communism. Speaking to the
chamber he said: “It (the communist
party) is an organization of treason.
It acts against the country. We will
crush it.”
Today’s close vote on the new
coalition government showed 268
deputies voting in favor; 156 voting
against. But 111 others present re
fused to vote at all, and had to be
considered hostile. Thus Reynaua
got a one-vote absolute majority of
those present.
So far as fundamental differences
between the Reynaud government
and that of Daladier which resigned
Wednesday are concerned, the
French already are saying that this
is merely a ’’Reynaud-Daladier” cab
inet instead of a "Daladier-Reynaud”
cabinet.
The energetic ex-finance minister
had a bitter day today, even if he
did win. He was attacked in the
(Continued on Page Three)
COOLER WEATHER
EXPECTED EASTER
Week End’s Temperatures
Expected To Range Be
tween 40,50 Degrees
Wilmington’s parade of Easter
finery is not likely to be endanger
ed by showers but cool temperatures
are apt to bring out overcoats
along with spring garments, ac
cording to a weather report for
the Easter holidays.
Weatherman Paul Hess said las
night that there will be a consider
able drop in temperature today
and tonight. On a whole, he said
the Easter week-end should se
temperatures ranging between
and 50 degrees.
No rain Is expected, he said.
Today will be fair with the low
est temperature to be about 40
grees, Mr. Hess said. Sunday wHl
be cool and fair. The drop in tem
perature is due in part, he said to
the cold wave sweeping the north
(Continued on Page Three)
Asks First Lady To
Hear His Side
After Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt
intervened on behalf of his striking
employees, Charles J. Borbetoff, of
New York, wrote her explaining his
iide of the story, because the First
Lady “believes in fair play.” Deliv
ery boys for Corbetoff’s lunch ser
vice struck for higher wages, which
he said, he couldn’t afford.
WRIGHT PRAISES
CO-OP EDUCATION
New Hanover High School’s
Program Explained To
Visiting Officials
New Hanover High school’s co
operative employment program, the
first of its kind in North Carolina,
was described for high yanking of
ficials of the U. S. Office of Educa
tion and the Wage and Hour Divi
sion of the U. S. Department of
Labor at a banquet session in the
school cafeteria last night of more
than 100 co-op students and their
employers.
Dr. J. C. Wright, assistant com
missioner for vocational education,
Washington, D. C., praised the pro
gram as giving “practical knowledge,
the type of information that helps
one meet the difficult requirements
of everyday life."
H. A. Marks, Wilmington business
man and one of the co-operating
employers, had described benefits of
the program from personal experi
ence. He stressed the fact it pre
vnts “the most expensive gambl
business men have to make—experi
menting with men.”
Other visiting officials, all of
whom joined the others o praising
Mrs- Frances Trigg, the co-ordinator,
were Oscar W. Ross, of the U. S.
Department of Labor, C. E. Rake
straw, regional agent of Industr'.a
Education, U. S. Office of Educatioj,
-both of Washington, D- C., and
George W. Coggin, of Raleigh, state
cupervisor of Trade and Industrial
Education.
Mrs. Trigg, in turn, praised the
New Hanover board of education for
its initiation of the program here
and expressed her appreciation of
the support given by Superintendent
H. M. Roland, Principal T. T. Ham
ilton and the assistance of her col
leagues, Miss Katherine Washingtcu.
and George Sandvig. Members of the
school board attending were; Dr.
John T. Hoggard, chairman, wl
spoke briefly, Mrs. L. C. Meister, L.
T. Landen, J- C. Roe, and John
Marshall
Among the students who spoke
w-^re George Sandlin and Eln
Cole who are employed by Mac’s
Auto department store; Donald
Aman, who is employed in the auto
(Continued on Page Three)
British Sub
Sinks German
Merchantman
London Says Nazis Torpe
doed Seven Neutral Ships
‘Without Warning’
BRITISH LOSE PLANE
British Munitions Workers
And Others Observe
Good Friday Holiday
LONDON, March 22.—<2P)— The
first German merchantman to be
sunk by a British submarine since
the start of the war was added
proudly today to Allied sea con
quests while British sources accused
Germany of "torpedoing without
warning’’ one Norwegian and six
Danish vessels in the last 48 hours.
Admiralty announcement that the
4,947-ton Nazi freighter ‘ Heddern
heim had been torpedoed eight
miles off the Danish coast was re
garded in some quorters as indica
tive of a British campaign to cut
off Scandinavian ore ships to Ger
many, one leaky place in the Allied
blockade.
Sunk In Kattegat
The admiralty merely gave the
location of the sinking as 8 miles
off the Danish coast, but unofficial
reports said it occurred in the Kat
tegat, entrance to the Baltic Sea,
shortly before last midnight.
In Denmark 35 members of the
German merchantman’s crew, res
cued from small boats by a Dan
ish coast guard cutter, said they
had been given 15 minute s to leave
the ship before the British torpedo
was launched.
The captain slipped into one of
the boats and the other crewmen
told the Brtiish he was “dead";
thereupon, the crewmen said, the
British took the Heddernheim’s ifrst
engineer aboard the submarine.
On top of these developments
came word from Amsterdam that
a British plane, apparently at
tempting to make a forced landing
afte ra battle with several Ger
man planes over the German fron
tier, had crashed in flames in a
Netherlands’ flooded defense area.
The plane’s crew presumably was
killed. Three other British machines
(Continued on Page Three)
JAPAN IS‘CERTAIN’
OF WAR’S WINNER
Foreign Minister Says Na
tion Will Not Put Obsta
cles In Nazis’ Way
TOKYO, March 22—<A>>—Members
of Japan’s diet, posing the question
as to whether Japan should not take
some positive role in support of
“Germany and Italy,” were inform
ed tonight by Foreign Minister
Hachiro Arita that Japan already
was “certain” of the way the Eu
ropean war would come out.
The matter, he added, is too de
licate to talk about further. How
ever, he did say that "Japan will
not put any obstacles in Germany’s
way by joining hands with Britain
or America” during the European
conflict, although Japan’s entry in
the western affair is inadvisable
(Continued on Page Three)
-—
The Queen—On His Majesty’s Service
The brilliant sun of a Spring morning silhouettes the British liner Queen Mary in darkness symbolic of her
lew secretive role as she leaves New York for active war service.
Police Push Investigation
Of Crystal Cafe Robbery
THIEVES SEIZE $600
Front Street Establishment
Entered Through Skylight
On Friday Morning
Police last night were conduct
ing an intensive investigation in
an effort to solve the break-in and
robbery of the Crystal Cafe, 36
North Front street, some time yes
terday morning in which between
$500 and $600 was stolen.
Late last night, however, no ar
rests had been made in the case.
Theodore Zezefellis, co-operator of
the cafe, reported the robbery early
yesterday when he opened the es
tablishment for business. Police said
that the place was evidently enter
ed some time between the hours
of 1 a. m. and 5 a. m., as the cafe
was locked up for the night about
1 o'clock yesterday morning.
Entry was made through a sky
light and police stated that the evi
dence pointed to a well-planned
"job".
Zezefellis told police that when
he opened the cafe he discovered
the cash register and some money
drawers had been ransacked. Most
of the money, he said, was in ten
and twenty dollar bills, with some
$1 bills, and a quantity of change
in nickels, dimes and quarters.
BILL INTRODUCED
WASHINGTON, March 22.—(TP)—
Senator Bailey (D-NC) introduced
today a bill (S3649) for payment of
$5,782 to Harry D. Gann of Reids
ville, N. C„ for hospital expenses
and damages incurred as a result
of an army airplane accident in
which his two minor sons were in
jured, Sept. 3, 1938.
Durham Store Workers
Are Robbed Of $8,000
DURHAM, March 22.—GP>—
Two employes of the Belk-Leg
gett department store were held
up here late this afternoon en
route to a night depository and
robbed of approximately $8,000
in cash and checks.
The bandit jumped into a
black coupe waiting at the curb
and escaped in the heavy aft
ernoon traffic.
Fleetwood Dunlap, a sales
man, was carrying the money.
G. C. Ferrell, another salesman,
was accompanying him.
DR. POOLE NAMED
HEAD OF CLEMSON

N. C. Department Head Will
Succeed Dr. E. W. Sikes
As President
CLEMSON, S. C., March 22.—OP)
—Dr. Robert Franklin Poole of N.
C. State college was elected presi
dent of Clemson college to sue ’.eed
Dr. E. W. Sikes, who has reached
the retirement age after 14 years of
service.
Dr. Poole’s election- by the board
of trustees was unanimous- The new
president is head of the department
of plant pathology at N. C. State.
He is a native of Laurens county
and a Clemson alumnus. He will as
sume his new post July 1.
W. W. Bradley, chairman of the
(Continued on Page Three)
U.S. CONSTRUCTING
GIGANTIC BOMBER
Officials Lift Veil Of Se
crecy Surrounding Pow
erful, 70-Ton Craft
WASHINGTON, March 22—UP)—
The army lifted today a two-year
veil of secrecy surrounding an un
completed 70-ton bomber, described
as the world’s largest airplane and
believed capable of a round-trif
flight across the Atlantic without
landing.
The giant craft, designated the
B-19, is nearing completion behind a
screened section of the Douglas Air
craft plant at Santa Monica, Calif.
The imminent necessity of moving
it outdoors to attach windgs spread
ing more than 210 feet prompted the
War department to give a cautious
description—the first official admis
sion that the plane existed. The
first flight is tentatively scheduled
for summer.
Costing more than $1,000,000, the
plane is not expected to be duplicat
ed but officials said experience gain
ed in its construction would be in
corporate! in bombers of less im
posing bulk.
Plans of the plane, congress was
told recently by J. Edgar Hoover,
head of the F. B. I., were stolen last
year but recovered.
The announcement coincided with
others that the army had adoptee
two new weapons used extensivelj
in the European war. They are a
mobile 90 millimeter anti-aircrafi
gun, larger than the existing stand
ard three-inch weapon, and a lOf
millimeter field howitzer designed t(
supplement the thousands of 7:
millimeter field guns left over fron
the World war.
Lack of these new weapons in thi
American armed forces had beer
criticized both in congress and b}
army officers.
The new giant bomber was sail
officially to be “larger than any air
plaije, military or commercial, here
tofore constructed in this country.’
(Continued on Page Three)
The European
War Situation
(By the Associated Press)
PARIS — Premier Reynaud’s
new government wrings one
vote majority from deputies,
decides to fight for its life.
LONDON — Britain adds to
sea conquests first German
freighter to be torpedoed by
British submarine since war
started; British accuse Germany
of torpedoing “without warn
ing” seven neutral vessels.
TOKYO — Foreign Minister
Arita tells Japanese diet Japan
is “certain” of the winner of
the European war.
Acts Despite
Morge nth aus
New Warning
Does Not Expect Increase
To Be Paid From Treas
ury’s Cash Balance
FAR ABOVE ESTIMATES
Final Action Comes After
Solons Spend Day De
basing Sugar Issue
BV RICHARD L. TURNER
WASHINGTON, March 22.—
The senate passed the big $923,001),
000 far mappropriation bill—$203,
000,000 above the budget estimates—
today in the face of a warning from
Secretary Morgenthau that it should
not expect the increase to be paid
from the treasurq’s casli balance.
That balance, Morgenthau wrote to
Senator Byrd (D-Va), will run “about
as low as it can be permitted to go,”
at the close of the present fiscal year,
without dipping into it for unbudget
ed agricultural expenditures.
Administration leaders in the sen
ate had engaged in a controversy
with Byrd as to whether the sen
ate’s increases could be financed in
that way, with Byrd finally writing
to the treasur yhead for information
on the point.
Presents Letter
Presenting Morgenthau’s letter, he
referred to the figures it contained,
and said they made it “evident" that
“it would not be prudent financing
to reduce still further this working
balance.”
Final action on the measure came
at the close of a day spent mostly
in a debate over sugar •— whether
sugar planters who exceeded their
acreage allotments when quotas were
temporarily lifted last fall should
receive their benefits as usual, and
whether a $10,000 limit should be
placed upon sugar benefit payments
to any one planter.
Senator Ellender (D-La) brought
up the first point with a demand
that the benefit checks go out as
usual. He lost, 38 to 28. Byrd, ar
guing that some benefit payments
had been "exorbitant and excessive,”
asked for the limitation, first sug
gesting $5,000 and then changing the
maximum to $10,000., His proposal
lost, 23 to 46. Later, he tried for a
(Continued on Page Three)
DISPUTES WITHIN
NLRB EMPHASIZED
Four Officials Claim Agen
cy’s Administrative Di
vision Ineffective
WASHINGTON, March 22.—UP)—
Sharp differences within the Na
tional Labor Relations Board were
re-ecnphasized today after publica
tion of a report by four subordinate
board officials saying that the agen
cy’s administrative division was "in
sufficiently organized” and ‘‘suffer
ed in effectiveness.”
J. Warren Madden, chairman ot
the board, said the report merely
meant that the division needed a
larger staff. On the other hand, Wil
(Continued on Page Three)
14 Housekeepers
Desire Positions
Mrs. C. M. Block ran a small
help wanted ad in the Star
and News one time and se
cured over 15 applications.
Mrs. Block said that she se
cured a very good girl and
was very pleased over the
prompt and satisfactory re
sults.
Housekeeper Secured
HOUSEKEEPER WANTED TO
live on lot. Must be A-l cook
with health certifioete. Call
2235-W.
Over 15 Applications
Want Ads not only bring you
fast and satisfactory response
when advertising for help but
they bring you buyers for
used household articles, ten
ants for houses, rooms and
apartments, and customers for
all types of business services.
Use them once and you will
know the result getting power
of Want Ads.
Call 2800 To
Start Your Want Ad
Charge It
" : I
GEORGIA CONGRESSMAN IS INDICTED
ON CHARGE OF SELLING POSTAL JOBS
ATLANTA, March 2.—(/P>—A
federal grand jury indicted a con
gressman today, charging sale of
postal jobs, and a prosecutor
from Washington mapped in
quiry into other reports of poli
tical corruption in Georgia.
O. John Rogge, assistant at
torney general who broke wide
spread Louisiana scandals, de
clined to say if Georgia holds the
“similar situation” which he had
said previously was slated for
federal attention after the Louis
iana clean-up.
Instead, he merely announced
the indictment of Rep. B. Frank
Whelchell (D-Ga.) of the ninth
! district, and issued a brief state
meat saying he would return
here “within a few weeks” to in
quire into various other matters,
apparently including charges of
graft and corruption in the state
government.
The statement said the tall
prosecutor had gone into evi
dence given before the state
economy committee,” a legisla
tive body which made a general
investigation of the state govern
ment last year and heard many
charges of inefficiency and some
claims of illegal collusive selling
to state agencies.
Rogge said also that a "large
number of complaints have come
to me personally” and it was be
lieved that W. L. Miller, ousted
state highway chairman, was
among those making personal
calls. Miller, currently engaged
in a court fight with Governor
E. D. Rivers, over the road chair
manship, has charged that he
was dismissed because he tried
to break up collusive practices of
an “inner circle” which he said
included Dr. Hiram Wesley
Evans, former imperial wizard
of the Ku Klux Klan.
Evans’ name also was brought
before the economy committee
and the erstwhile klan boss ac
knowledged that a firm he repre
sented enjoyed a virtual “mon
opoly” on sales of asphalt emul- j
1
sion for state roads, although he
denied there was anything illegal
in the business.
Rogge’s activities in Louisiana
brought a charge by Senator
Ellender (D-La.) that the gov
ernment had interfered with
state affairs and Rogge had
taken sides in the recent pri
maries in which a “reform” tick
et overturned the Huey Long
machine. Senator Pepper (D
Fla.) also criticised federal crim
inal investigations in his state
indicted with Welchel, a three
term representative from a
mountainous, north Georgia area,
(Continued on Page Three)

xml | txt