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Count five words to .me. — The Associated Press is entitled to the exclusive use of all news stories appearing in The Sunday Star-Aeus SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 1940 Star-News Program Consolidated City-County Government, under Council-Manager Administration. Public Port Terminals. Perfected Truck and Berry Preserving and Marketing Facilities. Arena for Sports and Industrial Shows. Seaside Highway from Wrightsville Beach to Bald Head Island. Extension of City Limits. 35-toot Cape Fear River channel, wid er Turning Basin, with ship lanes into industrial sites along Eastern bank south of Wilmington. Paved River Road to Southport, via Orton Plantation. Development of Pulp Wood Produc tion through sustained-yield methods throughout Southeastern Forth Carolina. Unified Industrial and Resort Prc motional Agency, supported by one, county-wide tax. Shipyards and Drydock. Fegro Health Center for Southeastern Forth Carolina, developed around ihe Community Hospital. Adequate hospital facilities for whites. Junior High School. Tobacco Warehouse for Export Buyers. Development of native grape grcicing throughout Southeastern Forth Carolina. Modern Tuberculosis Sanatorium. TOP O' THE MORXIXG “But the end of all things is at hand: he ye therefore sober, and, watch unto prayer-"— Peter 7. How shall ice lice in view of the end? Live as if Christ died yesterday, arose this morning, and is coming back tomorrow. Roy L. Laurix A NAZI BOOMERANG If Hitleb's purpose in publishing documents discovered among Polish archives was to breed distrust of the Allies in America and other neutral nations it must be obvious to any observer that he employed the wrong strategy. Instead of undermining sympathy for the powers who have undertaken the difficult task of eliminating Naziism, the papers the Germans claim to have found in Poland's ashes will serve only to strengthen a widely held belief that all the Nazi regime stands for ought to be rooted out for the lasting good of humanity. Washington officials in a position to know declare the papers fraudulent. It appears from this that the Berlin high command sent up a dud in its propaganda campaign; or, if not a dud, a boomerang destined to wound itself. FIRST IMPRESSIONS LAST A major project for highway scenic im provement would give Wilmington a distinct advantage in the eyes of the thousands of tourists who come this way, whether to visit for a while or merely to spend a night. First impressions are often lasting impres sions. The view one gets of a city in ap proaching it, particularly if it is unpleasant, is all too likely to outlive a nearer view even though it be a thing of beauty. For this reason it is important that all that meets the eye in suburbs and even in areas farther from the heart of a city be as beau tiful as human effort can achieve. This can be done only when dwellers beyond the city limits unite in a beautification effort and city residents, as well as ruralists, stop using the edges of highways as dumping grounds. A tour of Wilmington’s environs will reveal that much could be done to improve the ap pearance of roadsides. That the work would have to be done voluntarily need not thwart the effort. Wherever one goes, amid what ever natural beauty the vicinity offers, tht view is spoiled by the presence of refuse debris of one sort and another, and a general slovenliness which cannot fail to create a bad impression on any beholder. If old residents grow accustomed to it and because of its familiarity fail to notice it, the same cannot be said of strangers, who will count it against the city though we dis play our fine resources in gardens and land scaping for their delectation. BAILEY EXPLAINS OENATOR BAILEY’S assurance that he is ^ doing the best he can to get a rivers and harbors bill through congress at this session, as expressed in his letter to the Star-News re produced on this page, would be more reas suring if he did not also say, “This is not the last year in which we can hope to do things. If we fail this year, we may hope to succeed next.’’ The reference is to North Carolina’s deter mined and understandable effort to get its waterways improved, an understanding already approved by war department engineers and recognized generally as an essential step in national defense. The state’s needs were pro vided for in the bill approved by the house of representatives which called for $412,000, 000 for national waterways. North Carolina’s requirements, therefore, are established and recognized, and whatever revision is deemed advisable, in light of President Roosevelt’s economy drive, should not exclude them. But why should there be this demonstration of sudden, zealous fervor for economy in one appropriation while appropriations for other federal enterprises are hiked well above the President's estimates of the needs? Why pick on rivers and harbors; why be downcast and fearful of failure to get an appropriation so obviously needed for one prime project and give others more than asked for? Why,' in heaven’s name, save at the spigot and waste at the bunghole? The question is not a rhetorical gesture; the answer not hard to find. Broadly, it is that votes are to be made in the one case and may not be in the other. For example, the agricultural appropriation is boosted be cause more money for the denser population in mid-continent and western farm belts nat urally means increased support for the con gressmen seeking reelection. Farm organiza tions control a solid block of six million votes—not to be sneezed at in an election year. Larger appropriations for the NYA and the CCC and other wards of government may be counted on to swell the total votes for in cumbents who want to retain their seats. The gentlemen on Capitol Hill are following the line of least resistance to the hearts of their constituencies. Politics, then, is the an swer to these pertinent questions. But it will not satisfy the people of North Carolina, who will be reluctant to accept Sen ator Bailey's admission that another year may pass without rivers and harbors appro priations as the best that can be done in a difficult situation. HARRELSON’S CHOICE REVIEWED Brunswick county people originated the idea of a nautical training school for North Carolina, and Brunswick and New Hanover legislators secured passage of the bill. Col. J. W. Habrelson was thereupon ap pointed chairman of the commission to recom mend a site. The commission recommended Morehead City. These are the facts in the case. Now hear W. B. Keziah, of Southport, in an open letter to Col. Habrelson: “I have not been keeping track of the nau tical school matter. So I was rather aston ished when I read press dispatches that you were in Washington, advocating Morehead City as the location for the school. I was still more astonished when you frankly came out and gave your reasons for championing Moieliead City, and that before anyone asked you the whereof. “■iou say (Note the quotation marks; ] put them there, but the words are yours); ‘I went to Washington and appeared on Tuesday before the house committee on merchant marine and fisheries and asked that the Nautical School Law of 1900 be amended to include the port of Morehead City. I know that you and possibly the most of the people of your section would prefer to have Southport or Wilmington designated. I tried to look at the matter in a disinterested way and recommended Morehead City for the following reasons; ‘It is nearest tne center of the North Carolina coast line; nearest the center of the North Carolina link of the inland waterway; the state has the headquarters of its fisheries division there, and the state maintains a fleet of small craft there, and the wharves are nearer to the sea than is the case at any other port in eastern America.' “May 1 state, regarding your above reasons: Morehead City is nearer the center of the North Carolina coast line—What of that; why did you not go on and state that Morehead City was also in the Hatteras hurricane zone? And why did you not add that Wilmington and Southport were 75 to 100 miles nearer the center of North Carolina population and industry than Morehead City it? Come to think of it, I am rather interest ed in your whole line of argument, coming as it does from a state-paid man. I feel that you and I can get up a rousingly interesting debate in the open forum of the state news papers on the subject: The advantages of Morehead City, by J. W. Harhelson vs. those of Wilmington and Southport. “Such an open forum discussion will be ex tremely interesting. You, speaking as a North Carolina State college man, whose services are paid for by the state will be in a com manding position to present the advantages of one North Carolina community against an other. I may be executive secretary of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, but in this matter I will be just plain Bill Ke ziah, ready at all times to treat people in a friendly way and equally ready to stand up and slug any and all who try to discredit the lower North Carolina coast.’’ Mr. Keziah’s arguments are, in the view of The Star-News, soundly based. Southport sure ly is as good a place for the nautical training school as Morehead City—perhaps a better site. Certainly Southport has the right of a staked claim and besides, since there is no state institution of any sort located in south eastern North Carolina, it might be well for the state to give us a trial. Bruce Catton s ’!n Washington' (Star-News Washington Correspondent) —WASHINGTON, March SO—Top executives of the American Federation of Labor got little comfort out of their recent conference with As sistant Attorney General Thurman Arnold con cerning his building costs campaign. No sooner were they seated in his office than i Arnoia Degan: “You might as well un derstand one thing right from (lie start: we’re not going to stop ' indicting labor leaders.” The conference almost end ed right there, and might as well have for all the good it did. One union head climax ed his criticism of Arnold's policy with a spirited defense of individual liberty. When he got through Arnold laugh ed loudly. D___ That almost word for Bruce Catton word what a high-priced Wall street lawyer said to me less than two weeks ago,” hs explained. * * * FSA Is Proud Of Cheap Houses Officials of the Farm Security Administration are quietly proud of the way they’ve cut farm home building costs. One their newest reset tlement projects, they're putting up four and five-room ’dobe-and-wood "apartment houses’ at a cost less than $1300 per family. If they’d been able to build that way • from the start the history of the resettlement projects would be considerably different. Big trouble there has been that the homes buiit W'ere too fancy, lienee too costly; chief reason for that (though you'll never get anyone to admit it) was the interest taken in the projects by Mrs. Roosevelt. She got behind the movement in its early days and plugged so hard for bath rooms, full basements, central heating and other refinements that the whole business got off to a more expensive start than had been figured on. » * * G. 0. P. Congressmen Split ,On Labor Republican congressmen caucused the other evening and decided to delay taking a stand on the Smith amendments to the Wagner act until members had had more time to study them. In tersting part was the back-stage discussion of the labor vote and the G. O. P.’s attitude to it. Quite a number strongly oppose wooing the labor vote by any concession in regard to the Wagner act. Said one: “Our platform will certainly demand sharp revision of the law. If labor takes the attitude that the law just mustn’t he touched, or mustn't be touched very hard, it’d be foolish for us to worry about labor.” Ohio Republicans Battle Hatch Bill Disgruntled Democrats have charged that passage of the Hatch act extension will hand the next election to the Republicans, since the dominant state political machines—which the bill would wreck—are mostly Democratic. Sen ate Republicans have said little and quietly voted for the bill en bloc. In Ohio, though, the Republicans are in charge; and Ohio Republicans on Capitol Hill are beginning to get loud cries of protest from back home, the complaint being that the law would handicap the party terribiy, and won’t you please get smart and vote against it? Editorial Comments From Other Angles ARNOLD WINS New York Herald Tribune Mr. Thurman Arnold, assistant attorney gen eral in charge of anti-trusc prosecutions, has won the first round in his fight to hold labor unions accountable to the criminal provisions of the Sherman law. Judge Peyton Gordon, of the federal district court in Washington, has ruled that the Clayton act “does not give, and was sot intended to give, to labor organizations a blanket exemption from the operation of the anti-trust, laws." The case is that of a local of the Interna tional Brotherhood of Teamsters, belonging to the American Federation of Labor, which is ac cused of outrageously coercive tactics in an at tempt to drive to the wall a rival union, a lo cal of the International Brotherhood of Operat ing Engineers, also an A. F. of L. affiliate. To prevent members of the latter from driving and operating concrete mixer trucks the defendant, organization, it is charged, intimidated the em ploying companies into breaking contracts with the engineers' local, coerced drivers into switch ing to the teamsters, called strikes and, in one way or another, held up many large govern ment and private construction projects. Coun sel for the accused entered a demurrer to the indictment, answering, in effect: “AVhat of it?’’ It was their contention, that, regardless of labor's behavior, the Clayton act free it from anti-trust prosecution. Judge Gordon's “no” follows repeated deci sions of the supreme court that unions may be si prosecuted. In civil litigation under the anti trust statutes, the supreme court has held unions liable for damages, notably in the famous Dan bury hatters case before the passage of the Clayton act and, after its passage, in the Coronado coal case. In 1927 in U. S. vs. Brims, a criminal case, it found against a union whose members refused to handle woodwork manu factured by non-union workers. However, no federal court, so far as the rec ords show, has passed before on the question whether a jurisdictional dispute, however con ducted, may be considered within the category of anti-trust offenses, and herein lies the signi ficance pf Judge Gordon’s ruling. Mr. Arnold, as we know, has insisted that it does. He has included in his list of "unreason able restraints” by unions those designed o "destroy an established and legitimate sys em of collective bargaining.” And in substantiation The Editor’s letter BOX Vhe Editor does not necessari ly endorse any article appear in this department. They repre sent e views of the individual readers. Correspondents are warne. that all communications mu-=t contain the correct name “d r-idress for our records, though the i cer may be signed as the writer sees fit. The Star News reserves the right to alter anv te\-t th^t for any reason is objectionable, je'ters on con troversial subjects will not be published. COOPER BENEFITS Dear Sir: . _ Wilmington, in its isolation from the benefits of favors from the centralized state government at Ra leigh, has for years on end been notoriously a mistreated stepchild. And this has been true to a large extent as regards recognition from Washington. But ever since Mayor Tom Cooper began running for governof, which he did a long time ago by hollering about centralization of government in Raleigh, Wilmington has been getting more and more attention from Raleigh and bigger and better appropriations out of Washington. The millions of dollars that have been given Wilmington for low cost houses and street improve ments in the past year certainly show it pays to have some local man who will force state and na tional politicians to recognize that Wilmington really does exist and does have men who can get its side of the picture on the front pages of the newspapers. Yours very truly, A VISITING WILMINGTONI AN OFFICERS MEET AT WHITE LAKE Session Friday Night To Dis cuss Retirement Bene fit Fund The peace officers retirement benefit fund will be considered at a meeting of peace officers of south eastern North Carolina at 6:30 o'clock Friday evening, April 5, at Mrs. Marshburn’s hotel at Marsh burn's beach, White Lake, near Elizabethtown, Police Cnief Joseph C. Rourk was advised yesterday by Lieutenant A. T. Moore, state high way patrolman who is stationed at Fayetteville. The following members of the executive board or the board of com missioners of the fund plan to at tend: George Ross Pou, Sheriff C. O. Robinson. B- M. Haynes, Dan C. Boney, Major J. T. Armstrong, and John R. Morris. Board members will explain the purposes of the peace officers re tirement fund, who its benefits may be derived, and the procedures to be followed in deriving these bene fits. An open forum discussion will fol low the talks by the executive board members of the fund. A Dutch supper will be served. Rep resentatives of law enforcement agencies in the Wilmington section have been invited to attend. Mrs. Annie Townsend Passes In Lumberton FFMRERTON, March 30— Mrs. Annie French Townsend, 58. member of one of Lumberton's oldest famil ies, died suddenly at her home early this morning of a cerebral hemor rhage. She was stricken late yesterday afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the home tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Meadowbrook cemetery. Widow of Ira. Townsend, Mr. Townsend is survived .by one broth er, D. D. French, retired Fumber ton business man. and Billy Foster French and Ellinor French, nephew and niece of Fumberton. She was the daughter of the late Colonel and Mrs. ,William Foster French, prominent, in the early his tory of this city Arabs To Give Roast For Ladies. Members The Arabs Shrine club will enter tain its members and their ladies at an oystei^ roast Friday night at 7:30 o’clock at Farrow’s oyster roast. President Lewis H. Vo well has made arrangements for the affair and has asked that all members and their ladies be present. He also asked that those in at tendance wear their fezzes. of his whole list of proscribed ac tivities he has cited the opinion of the supreme court in the case of Duplex vs. Deering. This interprets the pro-labor provision of the Clay ton ac‘t to mean that the state “assumes the normal objects of a labor organization to be legitimate” and that “nothing in the anti-trust laws shall be construed to forbid the existence and operation of such organizations or to forbid their me.m!lGrS /r°m lawfully carrying out their legitimate objects.” WcTe teamsters pursuing a legitimate’ object in seeking, as chaiged, to destroy the engineers local? Were their niiJoL J “lawful”? He Sal f k meth.ods - , , e says not bv a pig aS:eesntithVivnt,y Jud?re Gordon the rest of “ wiU. raostf of z?\:f TtT0n L 'such'conduct^thwi r -I. Tve Got a Good Mind to Throw That Guy Over’ " I SCOUT NEWS By JACK STILLMAN For the past four years the Cape Fear Area council has more than doubled in enrollment, activities and general scout work. Four years ago there were a few more than 600 Scouts and 27 troops with no Cubs in the council. Today there are 1,281 Scouts, 91 Cubs and 5S units of Scouts. The council has jumped from two organized districts to six. Area scouters are realizing the impossibility for one man to serve each unit to the best of his ability with such a large number under his jurisdiction. Steps are now being taken to secure an assistant for this area The new assistant will be a field man who’s main responsibility w'ill be that of keeping a closer relation ship b'-tween the troops and Scout leaders. This can never be accom plished ■with the services of only one man with such a large group. Executive John J. Sigwald of Wil son has been having a little troub'e in keeping an assistant executive lately. The last six years has seen three assistant executives under Sigwald in the East Carolina Council of Boy Scouts. Each followed the other's footsteps and eventually got higher positions in Scouting. In 1934 Eeon Keaton became as sistant executive in Wilson. He married. He underwent an appendici tis operation, and then he received his promotion and left. Tn 1935 Ralph Mozo was appointed Keaton’s successor. Mozo married. He later had an appendicitis opera tion. Still later he was promoted to an executiveship. In 1937 George W. Thomason was appointed assistant to Sigwald. Re cently he was married. And more re cently still he had an appendicitis operation. Wednesday he was pro moted to the executiveship of a new North Carolina Scout Council. The fifth annual camporee con ducted for Scouts of the Cape Fear Area will be held for this section in Whiteville on the high school grounds April 5 and 6. In addition to the regular camp oree events, cooing, proper camp set up, leadership of patrol officers, and other activities, the camporee will have as one of its features the "ad venture trial.” This is a trail made up of ten sta tions and every Scout participating in the camporee will be expected to visit each station and take part in the program there. All events except first aid will be done-on an individual basis with average Scout scores being averaged in the patrol scores. The first aid event will be com posed of a team of one patient with the other members of the patrol acting as first aiders. Patrol ribbons will be awarded for the proficiency of patrol competition. Blue ribbons will be awarded for a final score of 900 or more points, red for a score of 700 to 899 and white for a final score of 500 to 699. Stations to be made on the “ad venture trail” will be as follows: (1) Compass: a circle will be made m the ground to represent a compass ■vith North spotted. Stakes will plac ed at propei' points and Scouts will Diace marked cards at the proper stakes. Each error will take off one Doint- There is a possible score of 15. (2) Judging: After instructions Scouts will be asked to estimate leight, weight, number, and dis ances of objects. A score of 15 is possible. (3) Quiz: Each Scout will be ask-| Jolm ti. Triplett, Assistant Na tional Director of Registration, Boy Scouts of America, who will meet with Scoutmasters anil Troop Com mitteemen Tuesday night, April 2, at 8 o’clock in the Chamber of Com merce offices. ed one or more questions on Tender foot requirments. A possible score of 15. (4) Knot Tying: In the form of a relay race Scouts will test their knowledge of knots and knot tying. A possible score of 15. (5) Signaling: A series of 45 let ters of the alphabet w 11 he sent to patrols. Each error counts cff 1-3 point. Possible score 15. (6) Duck on a Rock: Can is plac ed on a log or large rock. Each boy gets three throws and if he knocks the can off in three throws, the score is perfect. Possible scire 15. (7) Scout Pace: Each patrol leader will set the pace for his patrol, or start each Scout ten seconds apart and Score individually. Or.e point will be taken off for every ten feet. Pa trols will go at Scout pace for six minutes as directed and when the whistle blows all Scouts will stop in their tracks for measurements. The number of paces from the finish (1-2 mile mark) line will be measured for each Scout and average taken for each patrol. wood Chopping: Patrols line up and each Scout will take two licks until the log- is chopped in half. (9) Each scout prepares wood and starts a fire. The first to get a blaze high enough to burn a string ap proximately two feet above the fire will win this event. (10) First Aid: This event will compose of teams consisting of one member of each patrol acting as a patient with others acting as first aiders. The 1940 Patrol Camporee will be , an exposition of patrol camping in which each unit will compete against a fixed standard of proficiency. Coun cil troops may enter as many pa trols as desired, provided there be , no fewer than five or more than eight members in the patrol. “Enter an x- < tra’ Patrol.” If all members of the camporee patrol are not regular members, that patrol is not eligible for any ribbon 1 award. j Each patrol to qualify for camp- c oree must be registered at Council t Headquarters by 5 o’clock Tuesday c afternoon accompanied by the name ' af Scouter (one for each 2 patrols o ar less, entered by troops) who will q serve as a camporee Judge, and who f will attend a Judge Instruction meet- e ng at 8:30 o’clock the second day fc MRS. KEITH PASSES IN ELIZABETHTOWN Wife Of FSA Director Suc cumbs After Long Illness; Funeral Today ELIZABETHTOWN', March 30. ■ Mrs. Alice Car ter Keith, wife of Jul ian F. Keith, director of the Farm Security administration in Bladen county, died at her home this morn ing after a long period of illness. Funeral services will he conduct ed from the Elizabethtown Baptist church Sunday morning at 11 o'clock by the Rev. Herbert S. Strickland, Wilmington, assisted by the Ret K. H. Cannady, Elizabethtown, and tlr Rev. O. W. Miller, pastor of the Kel ly Baptist church of which Mrs. Keith was a member. Interment wtll ire made at the Rockfish cemetery in Wallace where her father, the late L. J. Carter and her only sis ter are buried. Active pallbearers will be C. K Jordan, Oliver Carter. Robert Hes ter, Elizabethtown' Clifton Moore, Burgaw; A. R. Keith, U ilmington, and Roy Carter, Wallace. Honor ary: Dr. E. C. Bennett, Hr. J. 11. Pringle, Leon Smith, J. Iv. Clark, W. D. Ferguson. Elizabethtown: h . David Murchison, Dr. David Sloan, and Dr. Donald Koonce, Wilming ton; John Murphy. Dr. Colin Shav-, Dr. IV. E. Beard, Atkinson. J*' • Burns, Lacy Bell, Wallace: Rolan Henry, Kelly. Mrs. Keith was the daughter "t Mrs. L. J. Carter and the late Mr. Carter of New Orleans. j She is survived by her husband arid two children. Julian. Jr** aIa‘ William Carter Keith; by her mother and one brother, Zack Carter of ^eu Orleans. s Washable Fabrics Show Is Planned At Efirds Efird’s announced the presentati' i of "I.uxable Fashions on i® for Tuesday and Wednesuaj « • o'clock each afternoon on thou floor. Miss Roberta L.;idd .'ill '' , charge of the show which play on living models all costumes made of wash.; 1" & ' There' will he among the 3 times modeled, dinner go" h"' wear, evening dresses aim costumes for all occasions. Durner Named Manager Of Credit Firm Here Announcement was m-'u.e ^ lay Of the appointment <'t ' Durner as manager of :|1C.( . :ial Credit company in v‘'■ 1 , Durner came to Wilmin-t'o he company's offices in P'111'^"l;1. vas also announced the ‘ ' • nercial Credit company ' „ •upy offices beginning 1 11 he Cape Fear hotel, t upied by the Carolina Mon ■ ('■ WINS CONTRACT ^ WASHINGTON. March ; 'he war department said tnr,a' 1 1 . A. Jones Construction c : 1 ^ f Charlotte, had received an 3 build 31 barracks in Pnnatn a ost of $2,774,960. _ f the camporee. The only uired is 25 cents per patrol to Pa^ 3r ribbons, fuel, and other .« xpenses- Food is to be brought •' ome.