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U. S. Ambassador Confers
At Tokyo As More Na
tionals Leave For U. S.
TOKYO, Oct. 23.—(IP)—The in
fluential newspaper Asahi de
clared today Japan must bring the
Netherlands East Indies ' over to
our side”—by “armed force, 1
necessary—to provide oil for the
Japanese war machine.
It indicated negotiations to ob
tain the Indies’ oil so tar had
failed and said:
“Either we must show them it
is clearly against their interests
to rely on Britain and the United
States, or we must resort to armed
force and make them comply.
“No matter how we might try
to reason with the Dutch, it
would be a sheer waste of time
and energy unless t h e ^ Anglo
American policy changes.'
Although the Japanese have said
- an oil agreement ‘ was concluded
with the Indies last Saturday, the
Tokyo press generally seemed to
believe the matter still was un
(Dutch officials at Batavia have
denied an agreement was reach
ed 1
Most of the wives and the children
of United States naval and marine
personnel in China will sail for
home Nov. 10 aboard the Ameri
can liners Monterey and Maripo
TOKYO. Oct. 23.—W—United
States Ambassador Joseph C.
Grew conferred lengthily at the
foreign office today with vice min
ister of foreign affairs Chuichi
Hashi. No details of their talk
were available immediately.
TOKYO. Oct. 23.— (JP>—Yakichi
rc- Suma, Japanese oreign office
spokesman, said today statements
bv United States Navy Secretary
Frank Knox that the United States
must have more Pacific bases
were “tingled with election feel
ing." , „ . ,
“We are not voting, Suma said,
“so our task is to remain calm in
the face of all such remarks."
Pr:c» Reclines Noted
On Tobacco Markets
RALEIGH, Oct. 23. GP) Price
declines were noted yesterday on
the Eastern North Carolina and
'diddle tobacco belts, the sales re
port said.
Averages were: Eastern belt—
Orange leaf—Good 23, fair 21.50, low
17, common 11.50; orange smoking
leaf—Good 26, fair 23, low 19, com
mon 12.25: lemon cutters—Fair 31.
low 29: orange lugs—Fine 27, good
23.30. fair 16.50, low 9.75; best non
descript—Leafy 6.30, luggy 6.75.
Middle belt—Orange leaf—23.50,
fair 19.50. low 15.50. common^lO.50:
orange smoking leaf—Good 27, fait
2S.3o! low 19.50. common 14.25: lem
on cutters—Fair 30. low 2S: lemon
lugs—Choice 31, fine 28, good 23,
fair 20, low 12.75: best nondescript—
*Leafy 7, luggy 7.50.
RICHMOND, Va.. Oct. 23.—
Tobacco of inferior quality cut into
the prices of Virginia's Bright mar
kets Tuesday to send averages down
in the neighborhood of 820 a hun
dred pounds.
The sales and prices: Danville.
1.262.226, $21.06: South Boston. 467.
’76, 18.54: South Hill, 170.412, 18.70:
Chase City, 37,414, 19.00; Rocky
Mount, 51,896. 19.90; Martinsville,
71,890, 20.00; Lawrenceville, 33,712
9635 or 5215
MacMillan & Cameron
American Eagles On British Wings
Fighting spirit shows in the faces of these American fliers, training in England now to help fight the
Battle°of Britain. They're members of. the new all-American Eagie Squadron of the R. A. F.. pictured re
turning from a practice flight. As civilians, their activities ranged from New York society to barnstorming
stunt flying. _ _
Neutral Observers Quoted
As To Bombing Damage
Throughout Reich
LONDON. Oct. 23.—GP'—A full
month and a half of day and night
bombing of German bases along a
2.000-mile front was officially re
ported tonight to have smashed n
concentrated German attempt to in
vade England.
LONDON, Oct. 23.—GT*—The Air
Ministry News Service said today it
had reliable Information that 20 per
cent of Germany's productive capaci
ty- had been affected by British
bombing, and that the Germans have
been forced to contemplate the “re
building” of Hamburg, the Reich's
greatest seaport.
An informed foreign industrialist
was quoted as saying about 20 per
cent of the Reich’s total productive
capacity has been affected by the re
peated attacks.
In the Meuhof area of Hamburg,
for instance, large oil refineries have
been forced to close, and three silos
[containing 10,000 tons of wheat,
docks and important dockside huild
| ings were said to have been destroy
! ed.
A recent advertisement in Adolf
Hitler’s newspaper Voelkischer Beo
bachter, headed “replanning and re
building of Hanseatic Hamburg,” of
| fered a “good period of employment ’
to numerous persons from “archi
tects to the lowest grade of clerks. ’
Authoritative quarters said, how
ever, that extremely bad weather
hep-. the Royal Air Force grounded
in Britain iast night and no new at
tacks were made on the Reich.
These sources said evidence had
come to hand of the wrecking jf a
gasworks at Gelsenkirchen, which is
one of the largest of its kind in
In Washington
WASHINGTON.—The build-up to
get Congress to make American
loans available to Great Britain
has already begun, with tacit ad
ministration approval. Meanwhile,
the government’s own figures show
that right now, at least, Britain
still has ample resources to fi
nance war purchases in the United
When the war began, British in
vestments in the United States lac
cording to U. S. Department ol
Commerce figures) stood at slight
ly more than $2,800,000,000. In
addition British-owned dollar bal
ances in the United States totalled I
During the first year of the war,
the empire sent a little over a bil
lion in gold to this country. About
200,000,000 of the dollar balances
were used up, plus the proceeds oi
the liquidation of some 150,000,
000 in securities.
British security holdings, in oth
er words, still stand at approxi
mately $2,650,000,000, while dollar
balances of about $400,000,000 are
* * *
The War Department seems to
be proceeding on the theory that
the right hand needn’t know what
the left hand is doing, at least in
the matter of volunteers.
It began by announcing that no
one-year enlistments would be ac
cepted. Then, since so many young
men seemed anxious to sign up for
a year, and get it over with, it was
announced one-year enlistments
were okay. But somebody failed
to notify the various recruiting
stations—and 10 days after this an
nouncement, men who tried to en
list for one year were being turned
And when the thing finally got
straightened out, it developed one
year enlistments, have been legal
since back around 1930. The army
has never especially liked them,
but it has been taking them all (
along; has averaged around 200
or 250 a year for the last decade.
* * *
Confidential advices in the capi
tal say that Hitler is having more
trouble with the Dutch than with
any other conquered people. In fact
the Dutch situation is one of the
big reasons why the let’s-beat-Hit
ler crowd want to see the U. S.
get in the war. For this reason:
According to the inside dope, all
the Dutch need is a little hope.
If something dramatic (like a U. S.
declaration of war) should con
vince them that in the end the
Nazis could be shoved out, there’a
be more sabotage, passive and ac
tive resistance and general tossing
of monkey wrenches into the ma
chinery than Hitler could easily
handle. If tilings drag along and
it looks like an eventual Hitler vic
tory, on the other hand, the Hol
landers aren’t going to stick their
necks out.
* * *
Look for the early appointment
of an ultra high-powered commit
tee to propagandize South Ameri
ca in favor of Uncle Sam. The
thing is heading up under Nelson
Rockefeller’s direction, and a big
program is planned. There'll be a
moving picture division, a news
paper division, another dealing
with magazines, another dealing
with trade relations, and so on.
CThis government has around $3,
500.000 to put into the job and
there’s more w'here that came
from: idea is to douse the conti
nent in good-will stuff both by W’ord
and deed, and make the genera!
idea of hemisphere solidarity as
popular there as it is here. 2
Starhemberg Also Attacked
In Commons But Balfour
Defends Him
LONDON, Oct. 23.—(j'P)— W a r
frayed tempers sputtered in the
House of Comomns today as H. G.
Wells, the novelist, and Prince
Ernst Rudiger von Starhemberg,
former vice-chancelor of Australia
who is now serving as a lieutenant
in the “Free French” air force,
became the targets of bitter criti
Earl Winterton questioned the
wisdom of allowing Wells “to run
down his country abroad—of all
places in the United States.”
Wells is now in the United States.
(This was an evident reference
to Wells’ recent assertion in the
United States that Foreign Min
ister Lord Halifax should be out
sed from the government.)
Geoffrey L. Mander, laborite.
M. P., asked whether Wells would
be prosecuted. The question went
Col. Josiah Wedgwood, laborite,
asked if it was not "indecent”,
that Prince von Starhemberg, who
assassinated democracy in Austria
should now be allowed to fight on
our side and be paid by us in a
war for democracy.”
Capt. Harold H. Balfour, under
secretary for air, replied: "Any
one who is willing now to risk
his life and fight in our cause is
entitled to our gratitude.” 2
In Hollywood
NEA Service Staff Correspondent
HOLLYWOOD — Short takes:
Heads of the picture business be-'
lieve, apparently on the strength
of private assurances, that the
draft won't catch any important
actors or technicians. It’s believed
movies will be declared an essen
tial industry, and that in the event
oi war Hollywood films will be
considered all the more essential
as morale builders and propaganda
And this time, too, it’s likely
| that players will be protected from
I the slacker stigma which hurt
some of them in’17 and ’18. The
government may specifically order
actors to keep on acting, camera
men, scenarists, directors to re
main at their regular jobs.
The best thing the government
could do for my morale, though,
would be to assign all the Holly
wood composers to writing a new
tune for “God Bless America.”
* * *
Both leading ladies in “Citizen
Kane”—Dorothy Comingore (Mrs.
Richard Collins) and Ruth Warrick
(Mrs. Erik Rolf)—are expecting
babies. Orson Welles calls his com
pany the Stork Club . . . Wonder
il we’ll see this double billing:
"Brigham Young—Too Many
After two sneak previews at
which audiences laughed at t h e
overdone melodrama, the Norma
Shearer starrer, "Escape,” has
been extensively refilmed and is
ready for the screen . . . John
Wayne offered to play opposite
Marlene Dietrich in "Seven Sin
neres” for $25,000. But he was put
on weekly salary and production
has lasted so long he’s now' get
ting out with $50,000.
• * *
Grover Jones, the writer, died
last month, but his name will be
appearing in the credit titles of
six new pictures for more than a
year . . . Ann Sheridan gets a
title role in "Straw'berry Blonde,”
which is a new name for that old
*' —_
Farmer Organization Be
gins 12th Annual Ses
sion At_Salisbury
SALISBURY, Oct. 23 OP) Harry
B Caldwell, master of the State
Grange, told delegates to the or
ganization's 12th annual convention
today that “a. system of distribution
for agriculture that will give the
farmer price control machinery and
a fair share of the national income
should be developed.
Caldwell also advocated a national
defense program that "must not per
mit individuals or corporations to
profit from war.’’
He proposed a 12-point program
“looking to a more prosperous state
and nation" and a “three-point de
fense program.
"Government price fixing and a
sound cooperative marketing pro
gram” were termed by Caldwell as
the two principal suggestions re
ceiving consideration to obtain a
fair share of national income for
the farmers.”
vehicle, “One Sunday Afternoon.”
Jimmy Cagney stars . . . Although
you may not have guessed it from
his pictures, Lionel Barrymore has
gone about on crutches for nearly
two years. He tossed ’em away
the other day, and is using a cane.
* * *
Business-as-usual-during altera
tions note: Judy Garland finally
lost those tonsils. And Clark Gable
has had two more teeth yanked.
* * *
Charlie Chaplin and Paulette
Goddard will break into headlines
soon, and I don’t mean in stories
about ‘‘The Dictator” . . . Here’s
a rare sort of item for a Hollywood
column: The Alan Hales celebrated
their 25th wedding anniversary. . .
Judy Garland, who has been get
ting $500 a week, has a nice new
contract; starts at $2000, goes
$2500 during the fourth and fifth
years, jumps to $3000 a week dur
ing the sixth and seventh years.
Southern Pacific
MELBOURNE, Australia — A
new world power is taking shape
down here in the southern Pacific.
Heretofore, the world has con
sidered that there were only two
main powers who would determine
the future of the Pacific—Japan
and the United States. The Neth
erlands with their rich colonies in
the East Indies, and England with
a base in Singapore and many
Australian island possessions, have
of course had big fingers in the im
portant Pacific pie, but their in
terests lay more at home and they
could not be considered first-class
Pacific powers.
The new world power forming
here will be built around New Zea
land and Australia.
Big sprayling continent that it
is—big enough to take all of Eu
rope and leave space for more—
Australia’s role has in the past
been largely that of a remote col
ony supplying primary raw mate
rials to the mother country, al
ways spoken of reverently as the
“Home.” ^
This was true even in the first
World War, for in that war the
Mediterranean trade routes were
kept open and sea - borne com
merce with England was no great
The present war, however, has
changed the situation. The Medi
terranean is closed. Convoys must
be formed for the protection oi
steamships, and cargo vessels
laden with wool or wheat or meats
or metals now must take from six
to ten weeks for the voyage from
Sydney to London. And as a re
sult, Australia and New Zealand
are beginning to feel new power,
to feel the damand that they be
strong enough to look after their
own interests in case of trouble in
the Pacific.
It may take years for Australia
and New Zealand to find this new
place under the Pacific sun. But
the first signs of growing strength
are already apparent.
No longer are these countries
mere sheep herders to the world.
They are building new industries to
manufacture all the articles they
need for modern life.
They have steel mills and air
plane manufactories and shipyards
and automobile assembly plants,
and farm implement makers and
knitting mills and packing houses
and food processing plants and mu
nitions works and all the other
complex industries necessary to
make a nation self-sufficient.
The war efforts of Australia and
New Zealand show their ability to
finance their own show, to furnish
not only recruits for armies abroad
but to equip these men and to keep
> —
them supplied while in the f •
without help from home. Ile!"
The people of these t„.
have developed a way 0f ii...' v ■
is their own—another sure E ,
growing national consc: =n
which makes a world ootve- V.ijS*
they have borrowed freeh- ,
England and America in determi«
ing their form of government th
have added something on to" th ^
borrowings to make the f;n-i"1'
suit distinctly native. . re'
America Is Home Minded
Wilmington borrowers are CAROLINA
minded. Our new Direct Reduction loan
is appealing to everyone. Get the facts
about this ideal type loan. Assets over $2,500,000.00'
The / Million Dollar
Carolina Building and Loan Assn.
‘‘Member Federal Home Loan Bank”
President Sec.-Treas. Asst. Sec.-Treas.
ROGER MOORE. Vice-Pres. J. q. CARR. Attv
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■ - — _
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