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nrnmjg mm | jg=;. _ WILMINGTON, N. C.. SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1940 jl Z ESTABLISHED 1867 X** * * * XX X XXX ouse Limits Draft Debate _ -L. , Seeking Final Ballot During Coming Week Committee, Leaders Agree That Bill Should Be Call ed Up Tuesday Noon REPUBLICANS PRESENT hr Department Lets Con tracts Totaling $7,952, 028 For Camp Equipment by DONALD A. YOUNG WASHINGTON, Aug. 30.—ISt— Over protests from Republicans, administration forces in the house decided today to limit general de bate on the Burke-Wadsworth com pulsory military training bill to two days and to seek a final vote before next week-end. The rules committee and demo cratic chieftains agreed that the controversial measure should be called up at noon Tuesday, that general discussion should be per mitted until Wednesday night, and that amendments should be con sidered starting Thursday. There will be no restriction on debate on amendments. Wants Vote by Friday Democratic Leader Rayburn of Texas said he hoped that a final vote could be reached by Friday but told the house that he was pre pared to devote a fifth day to the legislation if necessary. While the house leaders conclud ed these arrangements to speed pasage of the conscription bill, the war department announced it had let contracts totaling $7,952, 028 for camp equipment, at least part of which is expected to be used by men drafted under the measure. Distributed among dozens of firms, the orders included large quantities of tents and folding cots. The exact number, and the deliv ery dates, were not disclosed. The war department also an nounced agreements had been reached with the Wright Aeronau tical company for the manufac ture of 20 UOO iirplcoe engmes and "’ith the Curtiss Wright corpora tion for 14,000 propellors. They are to be delivered during 1941 and 1942. The navy made a sim (Continued on Page Three) [weather FORECAST , .°rth Carolina—Partly cloudy Satur a„ni; Sunday with rain in east por tion Saturday and Saturday night. .»!uete2rological data for the 24 hours “ding 7:30 p. ,n. yesterday). i.« Temperature m 77; 7:30 »• m. 78; 1:30 p. min:. 7:39 D- ni. 80; maximum 88; minimum ,4; mean 81; normal 76. Humidity S3; 7:30 a. m. 81; 1:30 p. ”■ o8> i :30 p. ni. 76. -r, Precipitation Dm ; n0r 24 hours ending 7:30 p. m. mont?Cije.s,; total since first of the month 14.14 i„ches ,p Tides For Today S & TL<i* Tables published by U. ' ^oast and Geodetic Survey). Wilmington_S-oTa Jiasonboro Inlet.5*44aP 12fo01P Sun • 6 *.10p —— 3-5R- ,ria<‘ 0:45a; sunset 6:40a; moonrise ™a> moonset 5:29p. v'afher hNUT0X- August 30 — (AF) - and r'finf>y,rerau records of temperature P ni ;/a*i for ^le 24 hours ending 8 areas’ nn* i Pr*nciPal cotton growing ^and elsewhere: Ashevili,. „ ■ High Low Free. Ala,ta if„rain -83 68 3.23 Birmi„’„i,oudy —.02 73 0.00 hostt,n8ha“' doudy — 89 70 0.42 ChaZt ai!‘ -71 61 0.08 C& te' ,clou(ly- 74 84 0.56 cu Z’/°!‘dy-82 82 o.oo DetroT13:, doudy- 77 68 1.10 Tort WnZ0Udy 7- 81 69 0.2) r>alvesZtl\C,0Judy- 95 70 0.00 Kansas c'i tv °Uidy- 92 75 a02 Little P.7, clear- 85 60 0.00 Dos AnRv ik’ Cle,lr- 92 89 °-00 Memphiflaf' dear- 90 56 0.00 )Iia,,?i doudy- 89 66 0.00 .\’ew oVi? dy - 92 70 0.00 New Y1inK, d»udy - 92 74 0.00 Norfolk eiHldy- 73 85 0.07 fiiohnlond °v dy - 83 67 000 Si. DoukdV, aili - 88 89 °-°° San FrZV- ,0Udy- 83 88 0.00 SannnihClac°. doudy - 73 53 0.00 "'ashin ZClou,dy- 88 74 0.06 ivmatl ’ doudy — 84 66 0.00 ““mgton, cloudy 88 74 0.00 No Gas—It’s Still “Home James!” The use of gasoline in Denmark- limited to carson official business, doc tors, and a few buses, bicycles have come hiftr Wide use. In Copen hagen, this wealthy Dane must read his paper on is way home from work, has acquired a tandem, with his chauffeur doing most of the pumping._ •Carolina Moose T o Open Meeting At Beach Today 1,000 WILL TAKE PART Registration Starts At 10 A. M.; Full Entertain ment Program Slated A large part of the more than 1,000 delegates expected to attend the 15th annual convention of the Carolina Moose association to be held at the Ocean Terrace hotel, Wrightsville Beach, today, Sunday and Monday had arrived last night and all arrangements for their en tertainment and for the conduct ol business had been completed. A special delegation of Moose from Baltimore who are members of the Carolina Moose association will arrive aboard a train this morning at 8:15 o’clock. Charles A. Kirby, regional di rector, said last night this dele gation wil1 be headed by Robert L. Collinsworth, who with Tom Shuford, of Hickory, organized the state association in 1926. Opens at 10 a.m. The convention will open this morning at 10 o’clock with regis tration in the hotel lobby. At 11 o’clock a meeting of standing com mittees will be held in the hotel convention hall. The remainder of the day, ac cording to the program, will be given over to ‘ merry making’ ’ and no business will be conducted. The conclave proper will open tonight at 7 o’clock when a ban quet is held with J. E. L. Wade, president of the association, pre siding. Dan J- Herrin, mayor of Wrightsville Beach, and Thomas (Continued on Page Three) Disturbance Reported Off Coast Of Georgia JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 30.—OP)—A tropical disturbance was reported by the weather bureau tonight to be about 525 miles east of Savannah, Ga., attended by strong, shifting winds. Shipping was advised to ex ercise caution. The advisory, timed at 9:30 p. m., EST: “Tropical disturbance attend ed by strong shifting winds was centered at 7 p. m„ EST, about 525 miles east of Savannah, Ga., moving northwestward 12 to 15 miles per hour. “Caution advised vessels in path, and small craft in vicinity of Carolina Capes should r| m'ain in port next 36 hours.” LABOR DAY FETE PLANS COMPLETED Thirty-Nine Organizations Scheduled To Partici pate In Parade Thirty-nine organizations and busi ness establishments had filed Iasi night to participate in the Labor Daj parade to be staged here Monday C- B. Kornegay, president of the Central Labor union, said. The parade will form on Market street from Fifth street east. Route of the parade will be north to Fifth street to Red Cross, West on Red (Continued on Page Three) LondonsGuns Limit German Planes^Work ‘Pest Patrol’ Drops Salvos Of Bombs On Outskirts Of British Capital COVER WIDE SECTION Air Ministry Reports Nazis Lost 62 Planes During Friday’s Fighting LONDON, Aug. 31.—(Saturday) —(J)—German warplanes dropped salvos of bombs on the outskirts of London last night and early to day but stiff resistance from anti aircraft guns and British spitfire planes apparently kept the “pest patrol” from the heart of the world’s largest city. The raiders were handed a sur prise when they found the spitfires waiting for them as they roared over the city’s suburbs on their nightly forays. Three earlier at tempts to penetrate the city’s de fenses yesterday had been beaten off. Long Warning The air raid warning still was in effect six hours after it was sounded. The extent of the damage was not known immediately. The night’s long alarm was the fourth in London since yesterday morn ing. The raiders also prowled over a wide area, their drones being heard in 13 towns in England and one in Wales. Early today, the air ministry re ported the Germans had lost 62 planes to 19 for the British during the fighting yesterday in which hun dreds of planes swept to the as sault on vital British plants around the capital. Sky Lighted As the night raid went beyond its fourth hour, a roll of bombs from the outskirts signalized the persistance of the Germans. The sky was lighted for a few moments but the blaze didn’t last long. The Germans dumped explosive and fire bombs. Thousands of Londoners stayed up for the long air raid but mos1 of the metropolitan area’s 10,000, 000 residents turned in, weary oi the marathon raids. PRIVATEFALKNER GIVEN JAIL TERM Guardsman Sentenced To 90 Days For Slashing Sgt. Jesse E. Savage HENDERSON, Aug. 30.—(Si Private Roy W. Falkner of South Henderson, a member of the serv ice company here of the 105th med ical regiment, was convicted by a national guard courtmartial here today of assaulting and seriously injuring Sergeant Jesse E. Savage of Co. A, 105th medical regiment of Wilmington, during the recent encampment in Mississippi. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, forfeit of all money now due or that might come due him from the national guard and was or dered dishonorably discharged. Falkner pleaded innocence at the opening of the trial but changed his plea to guilty at the conclusion of testimony. The testi mony was completed before lunch eon but the judgment of the court martial was given late in the aft ernoon. Savage was cut in the throat about 11 p.m., in Hattiesburg, Mis sissippi, where maneuvers were in progress. The courtmartial, named by Ad jutant General J. van B. Metts, was composed of'high officers of the national guard in this state. Falkner’s five-year service rec ord hitherto was said to have b6en flawle'" 1 CAROL AND COUNCIL CONFER; MO VE PERMITS NAZI TROOPS TO FA CE RESTLESS RUSSIANS ■-■ _ + - HUNGARY IS READY Army, Fully Mobilized, Ready To March Into Newly-Gained Land BUDAPEST JUBILANT German Legions Permitted To Stand On The Ruman ian-Russian Frontier BUDAPEST, Hungary, Aug. 30.— UP)—Hungary’s army, fully mobilized and eager to march, awaited impati ently tonight the signal to advance to the summit of the Carpathians and there to take up its new assignment as a military buffer for Germany on Soviet Russia’s western frontier. The country itself was in a high state of jubilation, for today Hun gary got back about half of the thou sand-year-old Province of Transyl vania—including the natural moun tain fortress which almost since the beginning of time has protected cen tral Europe from whatever danger might rise in the east. Sattelites Of Axis The settlement imposed by tne axis forcing Rumania to give back part of Transylvania, made both Rumania and Hungarian sattelites of German and Italian foreign policy. Its main point as seen here, was to cut short any furthe? Russian expansion into this Balkan “living space." In th- fact that German motorized legions are to be permitted to stand on the Russian-Russian frontier, some observers saw, too, the develop ment of a virtual nazi protectorate much like that in Slovakia. The Hungarian army, strongly un der German influence, was given the long wedge of mountains in the new ly ceded area bordering Russia to oc cupy, the Rumanian forces being or dred out within 14 days. Province Halved Transylvania, seized by Rumania in the collapse of Austria-Hungary in 1918, was just about halved by the new line of partition drawn at Ger man and Italian orders—a line run ning almost due east and west. The Transylvania capital of Cluj, which the Hungarians call Koloz svar. fails within the ceded area. It has been since ancient days the birth place of Hungary’s most powerful rulers The main Transylvanian railway line, of great strategic military im portance, also goes back to Hungary. For this nation the return of north ern Transylvania is the realization of a long dream. Eager crowds pawed for newspaper extras throughout the country; into tens of thousands of Hungarian homes radio loudspeakers brought military marches. Thousands of Hungarians who had fled Transylvania more than two de cades ago made plans to go back to their old homes. Not even the break up of Czechoslovakia, from which Hungary got back territory, created such high-pitched enthusiasm. The public scarcely bothered about the details of the cession, but the sketchy line drawn by the Vienna "arbitrators” left the richest part of Transylvania in Rumanian hands. The northern section is valuable chiefly for timber, aside from its military possibilities. The southern, or still Rumanian, section, however, has coal, iron ore, gold, salt and natural gas. I ■ Germany, Italy Reserve Final Word In Balkans VIENNA, Aug. 30.—UB—Ger-0 many and Italy, self - pro claimed co-authors of a “new Europe,” gave Hungary ap proximately half of Rumania’3 Transylvania territory in an arbitration award handed down here today and reserved for themselves the final say in any argument arising from the dictated settlement. In the same post - Munich setting of 1938 in which they settled in Hungary’s favor the latter’s territorial dispute with Czechoslovakia, Foreign Minis ters Joachim von Ribbentrop and Count Galeazzo Ciano of Germany and Italy reached to day’s decision after stepping abruptly into the stalemated Hungarian - Rumanian negoti ations. The decision, to which Ru mania made it plain she was bowing reluctantly, gave to Hungary the territory she lost after the World war and to which she never renounced her claim. Thus within two days was completed what the axis pow ers called the "last act” in the dismemberment of post World war Rumania. It began with Soviet Russia’s acquisition of Bessarabia and northern Bu covina and the cession of Southern Dobruja to Bulgaria. In return, Rumania received an axis guarantee of her bor ders, not only with Hungary and Bulgaria but also with Russia. (Continued on Page Three) Russian Army And Fleet Stage Realistic Drills New York Ferry And Oil Tanker Collide NEW YORK, Aug. 30.—m— The municipal ferryboat, “New York,” enroute from Staten Is land to Manhattan, and an oil tanker collided late today about 1,000 yards out in the upper bay from the ferry’s terminal at the battery. One person was in jured. Although it was reported that a hole six feet wide and extend ing from the waterline to her upper deck had been opened in the ferry’s side, the vessel pro ceeded to its dock. The tanker was the 9,511-ton Magnolia of the Standord Oil Co. NEW CITY BUDGET ADOPTED BY BOARD Fisher Says Suggestion Of Finance Office Should Have Been Heeded In the face of a warning by W. Louis Fisher, city commissioner o£ finance, that “the recommendations of the finance department should have been foKowed,” the city board yesterday morning formally adopted the budget for 1940-41. Mayor Thomas E- Cooper made the motion for its adoption and J. E. L. Wade, city commissioner of public works, seconded the motion. Fisher did not vote. "I am glad the city employes were given a raise in salary,” Fisher said. “Their service justifies it.” “Nevertheless, I feel the budget is too high and that the recommenda tions of the finance department should have been followed. “However, I will do all in my power, through my office, to collect (Continued on Page Three) QUIET ABOUT RUMANIA Awaiting Reply To Protest ChargingTrovocative Ac tion’ On Frontier MOSCOW, Aug. 30.—(^—Realis tic Red army drill in “offensive tactics” in a special western mili tary district and maneuvers of the Red fleet in an unidentified sea were disclosed today while Russia viewed with an attitude of cool detachment the newest movement of borders in the Balkans. The Soviet union was awaiting Rumania’s reply to two protests charging Rumanian border troops with “provocative actions” on the Soviet-Rumanian frontier — pro tests which warned of the grave consequences which any future trouble might bring. Situation Not Serious However, some diplomatic sources expressed the belief this situation was not now serious. They said Rumanian frontier guards had been ordered to keep the peace strictly during the Vienna terri torial negotiations which today re sulted in the loss of approximately half of Rumania’s province of Transylvania to Hungary, also, de markation of the new Russo-Ru manian border by a mixed com mission is expected to begin short ly. Nevertheless, foreign observers took interested note of the fact that the Soviet union’s armed forces were uned up to the alert, both on land and sea. The western army maneuvers (there was no indication of their exact locale) were conducted un der the eye of the commissar of defense, Marshal Semen Timosh enko. Theoretically under fire, the troops marched 30 miles, then crossed a rvier on pontoon bridges under an artillery smokescreen and with the protection of the air force. PALACE IS GUARDED 'Defense Corps’ Being Formed By Unreconcilled " Rumanians In Province NAZI LINE EXTENDED Bucharest Gives In In Face Of Threatened Invasion By Germany, Others BUCHAREST, Rumania, Aug. 31.—(Saturday) —(51— While police guarded their palace session with sawed-off shotguns, the Rumanian crown council which gave up hall of Transylvania to Hungary con ferred into the early morning hours on “new problems of ex ceptional importance.” Aside from this vague explan ation, official quarters declined to disclose the new issues facing King Carol and his advisers as a remit of the latest partitioning of nis country, enforced by an axis ulti matum. But in sacrificed Transylvania, “defense corps” were being formed by unreconciled Rumani ans. From Cluj, its capital, came a petition bearing thousands ni signatures lauding Juliu Maniu, Rumanian peasant party leader, for his opposition to the cession, and calling those who agreed to it “traitors.” i^nurcnoeiis ivmg Churchbells o f Transylvania were ordered to ring incessantly as a protest. Maniu, although not a member of the government or the crown council, put in a surprising ap pearance at the session. Rumania, obeying the orders of Germany and Italy, gave up be tween 17,000 and 21,000 square miles of her territory yesterday in a swift drama of power politics that will permit Nazi soldiers to occupy her eastern frontier and stand face to face with the rest less Soviet armies. Confronted with an “or else” ul timatum from the axis, she agreed to suffer one more dismember ment—to hand over about half of (Continued on Page Three) EIGHTMENESCAPE AS BOMBER FALLS Parachute .To Safety When Motors Fail In Flight Near Kalama, Wash. KALAMA, Wash., Aug. 30.—(^P)— All eight occupants of an army bomber parachuted to safety today after the motors failed. The plana crashed in dense woods near here. The bomber, of the 73rd Bombard ment Squadron, McChord Field, Wash., crashed on the James Brat che farm 10 miles north of here. William Huntley, apprentice me chanic, the first man to parachute from the falling ship, said "the first we knew anything was wrong was when the motors stopped." Huntley said the men were ordered to bail out and that he jumped from 6,000 feet. He escaped with minor bruises. 1st Lieut. Jack B. Donohew, Me ico, Mo., a West Point graduate, the pilot. 2nd Lieut- Henry P. King, San Marcos, Tex., co-pilot. Staff Sergt. H. A. Davis, Tacoma, crew chief and engineer. Sergt. D. T. Delong, Independence, Mo., bombardier. Privates T. H. Stitt, Pipestone, Minn., H. W. Dullinger, San Fern ando, Calif., and W. A. James. Huntley, of Riverbank, Calif., said some of the fliers were bruised but none seriously Injured. Huntley and Private Stitt both landed in trees. Stitt had to “work some time" to free himself from the crumpled ’chute and climb down. Army men said the plane was a “wash out,” with fuselage badly i wrecked and one of the motor* [thrown several feet away Western North Carolina Floods Leave Death And Destruction In Their Wake ASHEVILLE, Aug. 30. Rampaging mountain streams roared through the valleys ol western North Carolina early this morning leaving death and destruc tion in their wake. At least six persons were report ed missing and thousands of dol lars of damage was done ■to indus trial plants, highways, homes and crops. Swelle;’. from their banks by tor rential rains, the • ordinarily swift lowing creeks and "ivers were, turned within a few hours into tor rents that spread over lowlying lands and reached all-time high water marks before evacuation was possible. Albert McCall, his two children and an unidentified white man were missing in Jackson county, and the Rev. Bill Hampton and his wife were unaccounted for in Haywood county. Both the McCall and Hampton homes were swept away by the flood waters. The American Enka corporation plant near Asheville was complete ly flooded by overflowing Hominy creek and damabe there will near a half million dollars it was feared. Also put out of commission by floods was the Champion Paper md Fibre company plant at Can ton. Chief damage there was to jlectrical equipment including mo tors and conduits. Marshall was hardest hit of the learby towns. Water from the French Broad river there rose six feet in the business section, tear ng away railroad tracks and sweeping a two-story farm build ing down Main street. At Canton water rose four feet on the Main street. All highways out of here were ipen tonight, although it was nec (Continued on Page Three) i W orkOnSouthport Y acht Basin Starts Next Month Work of dredging a yacht basin in the inland waterway at Southport will be started by the U. S. dredge Henry Bacon about the middle of September, it was learned last night from army engineers. The project, which will cost ap proximately $25,000, will require about ten days to complete. The Henry Bacon is now engaged in removing shoals in the mouth of New river and the inland waterway. About two weeks will be necessary j to complete the work on the water way from New to Cape Fear river. Although plans are not definite, it is expected the dredge will be taken to Southport to dredge the yacht basin before being returned to Wil mington, army engineers said. The basin will be dredged at the edge of the town in the mouth of the inland waterway leading to George town, S. C. Army engineers have al ready mapped the basin and*all pre liminary work prior to actual dredg ing operations have ben completed.