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Count five words to line. — THE ASSOCIATED PRESS is entitled to the exclusive use of all news stories appearing in The Wilmington Star SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 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-Foot 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 Production through sustained-yield methods through out Southeastern Forth Carolina. Unified Industrial and Resort Promo tional Agency, supported by one county wide tax. Shipyards and Drydocks. Fegro Health Center for Southeastern Forth Carolina, developed around the Community Hospital. Adequate hospital -ilities for whites. Junior High School. Tobacco Warehouse for Export Buyers. Development of native grape growing throughout Southeastern Forth Carolina. Modern Tuberculosis Sanatorium. TOP O' THE MORFIFG Who is my neighborT It it he Who, far or near, has need of me. —Quoted by AFNE RAFKIF. Buy A Bangle Today The high school girls who will greet you smilingly as you reach the business district today are engaged in one of the greatest campaigns against a public enemy that has ever been undertaken in this country. They will offer you bangles without stipulated price and will thank you for whatever you deposit in the receptacles they extend, of course there is no limit to what you may give, and by the same token the girls will be hoping that no one passes them by. The bangle sale is a part of the annual Christmas seal campaign conducted by the Anti-Tuberculosis Association to raise money for its noble crusade against the Great White Plague which, while it has been brought under partial control and claims an ever smaller number of victims, is still far from eradicated. Probably you have already purchased the little stamps which the association offers year ly to be placed on letters, but that fact does not exempt you from patronizing the bangle girls today. The extra dime or quarter or half dollar that you can spare will enable the association to increase its help to tuber cular patients and do its part in restoring some sufferer to health. In large measure the contributions you make to the association are for the support of the local crusade, for 75 per cent of all funds thus collected remains at home. Only 25 per cent goes to the national organization. It will he vastly to Wilmington’s credit if this day’s (ale sets a high mark. It will contribute to your individual happiness if you help some Wilmingtonian stricken with the dread disease lo regain health. The New River Ruling In application, apparently, the Supreme Court’s decision in the New river case means that any stream justifying a power develop ment of some importance is navigable enough for the purpose of bringing the enterprise under federal regulation. The corollary is that the states do not possess the authority they thought they had over waters not navigable in fact. The case arose out of an attempt by the Federal Power Commission, moving under the federal power act of 1920, to compel the Appalachian Power company to operate its $12,000,000 power project on the New river f I under federal license. The company believing 1 that it was subject only to state control be cause of previous Supreme Court decisions, resisted. It won its case in the federal district court and the federal court of appeals. Now it has lost in the court of last resort. In order to reach this finding the Supreme court had to upset previous decisions touching on navigability and to establish a new doctrine. It is no longer necessary that a stream be navigable, the court now holds. If it can be made so, by a “reasonable” expenditure, that is sufficient. As Justice Roberts pointed out in his dissent, the question now is how any little runlet can be found not navigable. However, the majority did not stop at trifles. Justice Reed’s opinion holds that the control of the federal government over the waters of the nation is not limited strictly to navigation but is “broad as the needs of commerce.” This is to say that it is practically without bounds of any kind. Clearly, another long step has been taken to enhance the powers of the central government. The problem of when to stop the process, if it can be stopped, has been made still more acute. Not A Transitory Thing We hear heated discussion these days, since the rearmament effort moved into our midst with the Holly Ridge project, to the effect that anything done now to improve our economic situation will have but fleeting value, that the whole defense program is a transitory thing, and that as soon as the emergency passes life will return to its old status and leave us as deflated as any boom leaves the area it had affected. This is false doctrine. Defense is a long lived undertaking. Government agencies, with indisputable information, are planning their activities for a decade ahead. There will be no sudden disarmament as there was after the first World war. The United States, along with nations now in combat with the Axis or conquered by the Nazis, at last know the folly of unpreparedness, The nations still free from the yoke of Hitler are not likely to make that grevious mistake again. Certain ly this country, a leader in disarmament in the early 20’s has no intention of blundering again as it did then. It is safe to believe that the United States will perpetuate is defense effort, at least until there is positive assurance that peace is on a firm foundation and will not be disturbed for many years to come. On this grounds, therefore, Wilmington should set itself to the task of improving its situation, not with the expectation that the “boom” will collapse with suspension of hos tilities, but with approximate certainty that conditions created by the defense program will continue for not less than 10 years and per haps for many years longer. Improvements undertaken, industries start led, social, moral, spiritual, economic, edu cational programs should be drafted with an eye to the future. Speed Essential Rumors that Britain contemplates additional purchases of three billion dollars worth of war equipment of sundry sorts, from airplanes to powder, in this country follow quickly upon the he,els of President Roosevelt’s announcement of a plan to aid that battle-scarred nation on a “lease-landing” basis. If the plan is approved by congress and is put into effect, it will pre sent a staggering production problem for American industries, which are already un able to keep up with defense demands. Whether this new purchasing program is ac cepted or whether aid to Britain continues on present schedules, it is obvious that there will have to be better coordination between federal agencies and industry than has thus far ex isted, if our aid to the Empire is to be an ef fective factor in winning the war. How this is to be done is a matter to be decided by the administration. The cabinet is reported to have spent some hours in discussing this. It is right that the cabinet and all high of ficials thresh out the problem of production. Snap judgment might prove both costly and abortive. But while the matter should have serious study, there is in the immediacy of the emergency a compelling reason for a de cision without needless loss of time. The defense program, which applies to Brit ain no less than the United States, is not a new enterprise. Some months have passed since it was started. It would seem that there has been sufficient time to become acquainted with its many aspects and to have a fair idea of what is needed to quicken the tempo of pro duction. The country, and Britain, will look to Washington for a revamping of the defense administration with closer cooperation and smoother coordination among all interests with production in charge. Deserve Equal Chance Whether Hitler attempts invasion of Eng land during the next three months as expect ed, whether Italy is forced out of the war by Britain and Greece or the Nazis attempt its rescue; even if the war takes a definite turn in Britain’s favor and Empire forces succeed in launching an invasion of the European continent in the spring, it is apparent that hostilities cannot end soon. There would have to be a series of Axis defeats in the field and destruction of tremendous stocks of supplies before peace could be restored. With the war continuing through another crop planting season and millions of men still diverted from Europe’s farms to battlefields, the food situation will become more and more acute with widespread starvation inevitable. Continental Europe is having a hard time feeding its people this. winter, with the Ger mans confiscating much of the available food stuffs for home and army consumption, at the expense of conquered nations, and Britain def initely refusing to open the blockade for food deliveries. But this is pot a circumstance to the suffering that will* come with continued warfare. For this reason, and because of the burden of feeding millions in Europe when the fight ing finally ceases, American.farmers will be confronted with the duty of producing excep tional crops, and if they are to perform this service it is quite apparent that restrictions not enforced by the crop-curtailment program of the AAA will have to be either removed or materially lightened. In this section of North Carolina particular ly, it will be necessary to relieve the truck farmers of the handicaps which have literally hamstrung them in the past and bid fare to prove as great an obstacle to remunerative production in the future. If they are to play their proper part in the agricultural program which the war and Its aftermath will create, they must have an equal break with planters of other crops, and equal market development and protection. There is a duty in this for the federal de partment of agriculture which cannot be neg lected without injustice to southeastern North Carolina truck farmers and injury to the whole program of economic restoration. Editorial Comment — BEAL LEADERSHIP Raleigh News and Observer North Carolina is fortunate in the quality of real leadership displayed by the State Legis lative Council, representing nine State-wide organizations. This council, which is comprised of a num ber of civic and religious organizations, adopt ed a 10-point program. Each point has as its objective a forward-looking step by the State. The order in which these objectives was pre sented is important because it reveals a sense of proportion. At the very head of the list, where it be longs, is a State - supported, uniform nine months’ school term. The time has come to stop talking about the desirability of this step and make it a reality. Entirely too many North Carolina children are being deprived of adequate schooling for those who place the interest of the children first to be content to permit this wrong to be righed through the slow and uncertain process of local action. The State has assumed responsibility for the education of its children. The time has come when the State is in a financial position to meet that responsibility fully. That can be done only through a uniform nine months’ school term. The council places second on its list State labor laws comparable to those already passed by Congress. This is another forward-looking step which is already overdue and should be delayed no longer. Other objectives endorsed by the council are: Increase in compulsory school age from 14 to 18 years. Protection of young men called to military service by prohibiting sale of intoxicating liq uor in training centers or adjacent territory. State aid for extending public library serv ice. Provision for an industrial training school for Negro girls. Promotion of highway safety through the reissuance of driver’s licenses every three years. Retirement and tenure laws for teachers. Extension of health service to all counties. More adequate care and treatment of men tally defective children of both races. All of these objectives are worthwhile. The kind of leadership North Carolina needs now is leadership which will result in the attain ment of such objectives. 1 SPEEDING UP DEFENSE Durham Herald General expectation is that the President, now that he is back at his desk, will waste no time in putting new drive behind the national defense program, probably by reor ganizing and revitalizing the defense com mission and certainly by blasting away hinder ing red tape. Our guess is that he will not, however, yield to those who urge him to proclaim a full emergency and thereby multiply the legal weapons at his command. Not an inconsiderable part of the delay Defense Commissioner Knudsen confessed in his recent speeches, and many not so well informed have publicized, is not so much delay and it is formerly discounted but not ines capable facts. Production in certain fields, notably air planes, is below forecasts made months ago and naturally there is disappointment and complaint. But most of the trouble goes back to over-optimism on the part of the fore casters. What everybody knows, however, is that we have not, as yet, thrown our full effort into national defense and therefore have not attained the capacity or the speed of which we are capable. We have, as a matter of fact, tried to super-impose the entire defense pro gram upon our normal production and, of course, haven’t completely succeeded. it may De tnat tne •■nusiness as usual theory, which wrecked France and nearly wrecked Britain, is so firmly entrenched in vital industrial and labor circles that nothing short of firmness born of a full state of emergency proclamation can blast it away. If so, we shall have to declare the emergency and apply the full weight of Government coercion. There are strong indications, though, that the President doesn’t want to resort to hard boiled procedure, thereby giving critics a chance to revive the dictatorship issue. And there are just as strong indications that even those who have thus far treated defense as something that can be taken in stride are not so complacent as to think they can afford to haggle if the Government says “haggling is out.” Anyhow, the people are convinced that the defense program is moving in second gear, so to speak, when high gear is the least that should be tolerated, and whatever steps are necessary to shift to high gear are just before being taken. So any and everybody with a hand in de fense goods production who has thus far held back because it has been easy an dprofitable to do so had better git in line and quickly. The pressure is going to be applied and with gloveless hands 1 City Briefs not arrested Elwood Rivenbark, of Mar ket Street road, wishes it stated he is not the person of the same name who was ar rested. LIQUOR ARRESTS ABC officers yesterday arrest ed Emma Sport and William Tucker, negroes, of 707 Howard street, on charges of violating the liquor laws. CONGREGATIONAL SINGING Sunday night at 8 o’clock there will be a congregational singing of Christmas carols and hymns at St. Paul’s Lutheran church, together with a short history of the origin of Christ mas carols. ROBBED Oliver Fisher, of 412 McRae street, reported to police last night that two men jumped on him in his back yard when he went to put his car in the garage, beat him over the head and robbed him of his pocket book, containing $13 or $14. CARS COLLIDE Cars driven by Otis W. Tay lor, 401 South Fourth street, and J. W. Andrews, 917 Meares street, collided at Fourth and Walnut streets last night with slight damages to both cars resulting, police reported. AUTO ACCIDENT Automobiles operated by Miss Lillian Chance, of Leland, and Adam Pennington, of East Wil mington, were involved in a collision on Chestnut, between Front and Second streets, yes terday with damages to both cars resulting, police reported. ARRESTED Police yesterday afternoon ar rested Ray Neville, 711 1-2 North Fourth street, on charges of operating an automobile while in toxicated and damages to prop erty after he allegedly crashed into a car driven by Phillip Fry, 310 South 20th street, at 17tli and Market streets damaging it. STORE ENTERED J. E. Highsmith, 919 Castle street, reported to police yester day afternoon that someone broke into his store by breaking the lock off the door and stole the following goods: one-half bushel of peanuts, one bag of oranges, 15 mns of sardines, one gross of matches, one-half dozen bars of soap, one-halfdozen boxes of washing powder and one and a half packages of apples. EMPTY STOCKING REACHES $1,200 (Continued From Page One) ever, the sponsors pointed out that this amount still falls far short of meeting all the requests of parents for something for their children at Christmas. Among the contributions yester day was $34.05 from the Empty Stocking midnight benefit show at the Bijou theatre for negro patrons. Requests from the homes of the needy of the city and county for some gift for their children are far in excess this year of former years and to fill all demands a much larger amount than that do nated will be needed. You can help provide a small bit of Christmas cheer for some unfortunate child by making a con tribution today. You will find that it will help make your Christmas more enjoyable too. Contributions may be made either to j. Henry Gerdes, treasurer of the fund at the Peoples Savings Bank and Trust company, or at the Star News office. All contributions will be acknowl edged. The fund to date: Previously ack._$1,094.93 Peabody School _ 15.00 Benefit Show Bijou Theatre 34.05 A friend _ 1.00 L. C. McDuffie, Jr._ 5.00 Mrs. Thorpe _ 1.00 A friend _ 1.00 A friend _ 1.00 Pattie Moore _ 1.00 Carpenter’s Local Union No. 1165- 10.00 A friend - 10.00 A friend - 1.00 Williston High School PTA 5.00 Williston High School_ 5.00 Employes of Saunders Drug Store- 5 Oo Just a friend_ 2 00 E. E. S. - 2.00 Two Little Boys _ 1 00 A friend.. 2!oO A friend _ j qq John and Phillip Gerdes_ l’oo Mrs. Jennie G. Hill_" 2.00 Total -$1,200.98 BANGLE DAY School children today will sell “double crossed’’ bangles in the downtown section, Mrs. C. David Jones, chairman of the Wilmington anti-tubercu losis Christmas seal sale cam paign, said yesterday. Mrs. Jones said the organi zation here was striving to raise $1,000 this year. Seventy five per cent of the fund will stay in Wilmington for the Red Cross tuberculosis sanatorium. WILMINGTON DEFENSE COUNCIL I Houses-to-Rent Committee Postoffice Box 698 I,.---- of--—. Name of Owner or Agent Address of Owner or Agent have__of (check) (-) Unfurnished (Number) (_) Purilished rooms to rent, as follow's: (_) furnished rooms (_) unfurnished rooms, capable of No. No. caring for-people, located at renting for f_per day or $-per week, or $_per month. I (_) will! furnish meals. The price is: I (_will not; * Breakfast $_per day; Lunch $_per day; Supper $_per day: Breakfast and Supper per day $__ All three meals each day per week $_; All three meals per day per week $-; All three meals per day $__ ser month. I take only (_) white tenants; (_) negro tenants. DEFENSE COUNCIL JO LIST HOUSING FOR CAMP WORKERS (Continued from Page One) third will be kept at the N. C. S. E. S. office in Holly Ridge. In each of these places they will be filed under such headings that if a workman comes in and asks, “Where can I get a room or rooms for three men,” cards for ’ places with such accomoda tions can be taken from the file and given to the man to copy. He will make a list of the places with available space and the cards will be returned to the file. When he rents a place both he and the landlord will be requested to notify the Houses For Rent Committee that the property is no longer available and that card will be put in a deferred file. Houses will also be listed on similar cards (the same coupon in this issue may be used for fur nishing the committee with this information) and should show the location of the house, the number of rooms and the rental. These cards will likewise be filed and used for reference. Most of the workmen who will be engaged at the anti-aircraft fir ing center will report to Holly Ridge and it is there that the most of them will be referred to the rooms and houses in this sec tion which are available. The committee in taking this step to prepare this section for the advent of thousands of work men, stressed the point that in order for the plan to be of benefit either to the owners of property or to the working men it will be necessary for every person within a radius of 35 miles of Wilmington who has rooms or houses to rent to list that property with the Houses to Rent committee so that it may function effectively. F. R. APPOINTS NEW DEFENSE HIGH COMMAND (Continued From Page One) and Stimson the buyer—user—in this case the army and navy. The President said the new set up probably would not be effective for perhaps ten days pending the drafting of the necessary executive orders. The present defense commission will be retained, Mr. Roosevelt asserted, but he indicated its ac tivities would be overshadowed by those of the production manage ment office. The seven defense commission ers, he said, will 1 o responsible for coordinating the civil life of the nation with the work of this new office. The four-man agency, Mr. Roose velt declared, will have full power to make decisions and carry them out without first r 'ferring them back to him for approval. He add ed, however, that if a decision were made that went wrong, he would call the quartet in and talk it over with them. He indicated that he was dele gating to the new office all possible powers under the constitution which a President could turn over to subordinates. Speeding Up Asked whether' he thought the new set-up would bring about a material speed-up in the defense program, the chief executive de clared he would not say that be cause every 24 hours produced a speeding up. The office for production manage ment will be a part of a division of the White House established un der an executive order issued Sep tember 11, 1939, which provided that there should be within the executive office “in the event of a national emergenc;-, or threat of a national emergency, such of Eice for emergency management as the President shall determine,’’ Under the language of the gov ernment reorganization act which resulted in the issuing of the order, VLr- Roosevelt said he thought he aad ample authority to take the step he announced today. The first reaction among the few members of congress who were immediately available was favor able to the new move. Senator Barkley of Kentucky, Democratic leader, said it would serve to con centrate authority and “undoubted ly” would result in speedier produc tion, Senator Adams (D-Colo) said he was uncertain what changes the new setup would bring about, while Senator Johnson(D-Colo) as serted that Knudsen was the man for the job. A final decision on putting a new command over the defense system was reached at a White House meeting today attended by th entire defense commission and some of its advisors. Previously the President had conferred with Stimson and Knox and the under secretaries of war and the navy. The new alignment, the Chief executive told newsmen, repre sented a simple evolution from a maize of suggestions. It was the culmination of a month’s study, he said. Just how extensive the powers of the office of production manage ment will be was not disclosed. Presumably the office will ope rate in this manner: The three subdivision wil work out solutions for problems involv ing production of raw materials, actual purchasing, and the order for deliveries, and submit recom mendations to the fou-man high command. The latter will make the deci sions. The present defense com mission may turn into an entirely subordinate agency acting more in an advisory capacity. 5 BRITAIN APPEALS FOR MORE SHIPS (Continued From Page One) old American ships were almost exhausted, that it would take a year for American shipbuilding io be substantially of help to Britain, and added: "Perhaps the United States can spare us something from her exist ing ordinary services. Also there are a number of enemy ships in the United States. I naturally cast a covetous eye on those vessels. These are the only ways I can see for replenishments of any conse quence.” All this was part of a discussion of the inroads of the submarine and long-distance plane on British shipping. This, said Cross, still was the greatest threat to British life-blood, and it can be overcome only by increasing the numbers of destroyers on convoy and patrol duty and by new shipping. Cross did not go into the legalis tic aspects of obtaining such ships of Germany and Italy which are refuged in the United States, a matter which naturally affects American neutrality. WARPLANE DROPS BOMBS ON IRELAND (Continued From Page One) The town is in Dublin county, seven miles from the city itself, and is a mail packet station for communication with Liverpool and Holyhead. Bombs also fell in Monaghan county, which is near the frontier of belligerent northern Ireland. The bombs—the first of the war anywhere near neutral Eire’s cap ital—sent a wave of excitement through gayly decqrated Dublin, where a round of holiday parties was about to begin. The suburban incident occurred about 7:30 p.m. (1:30 p.m. EST) and about half an hour later the same plane or another loosed two bombs in the rural district of Coun ty Monaghan, injuring a farmer and damaging two farmhouses. The Dun LaogKaire plane flew in low from the harbor and dropped a flare. Then the first bomb crashed into a busy thoroughfare and blasted out a crater 15 feet deep and 30 feet wide. A smaller bomb fell in the back garden of a home about 40 yards away from the road. 1 i Submarines sank 11,153,000 tons ' of Allied and neutral shipping during the World war. Germany lost 178 of the 390 submarines she sent to sea. Fair Enough The Star wishes its readers to know that views and 0pjn. ions expressed in this article are those of the author and may not always harmonize with its position.—The Editor. BY WESTBROOK PEGLER NEW YORK, Dec. 20.-No\v T will admit that I have not had time to make a careful investiga. tion of Harold Ickes’ proposal "to import to the Virgin Islands "as visitors,” but “without visas or din. lomatic formality,” a large mass of political refugees from Spain Germany and Italy who are now trapped in unoccupied France and who may face extermination. But Ickes obviously is trying to pull a fast one, and I suggest that his plan be held up until this country has had a chance to study the background of the case and learn something about the character of the refugees. There would be no serious objection to the admission of persons who are real believers in the American way of govern ment and American liberties. That is the kind of people who made the United States. But under no circumstances should the gates be opened for a mass importation of communists, plus a scattering 0f Nazi and Fascist military spies and industrial and political sabo teurs, even though these people be represented as “intellectuals” or “artists.” “My own department," said Ick es in a speech last week, "is doing what lies within its power to open the way.” mr. i^ovett In this connection it is certainly fair and important to consider the fact that Mr. Ickes’ idea of an ap propriate man for the position ,.f secretary of the Virgin Islands is Robert Morss Lovett and to take a look at Mr. Lovett’s reputation, This is what Martin Dies has to say about Mr. Lovett: “Robert Morss Lovett, appointed by the President to the Virgin Is lands, comes close to holding the all-time record for fellow-traveling with communist organizations in this country.” Representative Dies then gives a long list of organizations with which Professor Lovett has been connected, including the American Friends of Spanish Democracy, The New Masses, The Committee to Save Spain and China, the American League Against War and Fascism, The American Le a g u e for Peace and Democracy, The Non-partisan Committee for the Re-election of Representative Vito Marcantonio, The National Mooney Council of Action, The Golden Book of American Friendship with the Soviet Union, The National Committee for the Defense of Po litical Prisoners, The Open Letter for Closer Co-operation with the Soviet Union, The Student Con gress Against War, The American Youth Congress. The Open Letter of American Liberals on Trotsky ism and The Letter Protesting the Ban on Communists in the Civil Liberties Union. Of Course, Mr. Dies has his faults, but nobody can deny that he has had a better chance than any other American to study the affiliations and inspirations of com munist organizations and transmis sion belts. And his opinion of Mr. Ickes’ secretary of the Virgin Is lands cannot be dismissed as mere Red-baiting. It deserves consider ation. Yet it is now hurriedly proposed to dump a whole mass of refugees into the Virgin Islands under the supervision of Professor Lovett, “without visas or diplomatic for mality,” on a pretext of humanity although it is known that many of the refugees are refugees only be cause they were militant, revolu tionary communists and killers in their own countries, principally in Spain. It is important also to ascertain just who will have the power to select the lucky ones for refuge in the Virgin Islands. It is absolutely certain that if the communists have their way the roster will be 100 per cent communist, and the real lovers of freedom and Ameri can ideals will be left to face the firing squads. The refugee cam paign is heavily charged with com munist influence, emanating main* ly from New York and Hollywood, in which latter zone a group ot mediocre communist hacks of the writing craft and hams of the drama are posing as great libera intellectuals and striving to impor their comrades to positions 'n which they can do the most, harm as anti - American propagandists Communists have no interest in saving anyone but other commu nists. Once a lot of Stalinites were dumped in the islands there wou be no way of sending them back. They would filter into the United States in time to join their com rades, of whom there are mor than enough now. It would be interesting to know just what Mr. Ickes has been up to already apropos his remark ttia bis department has been doing “what lies within its power to ope the way.” He wouldn’t have sai^ this before election day. OBITUARIES MRS. WILLIAM W. HARRISS Notice of the death of Mrs. > iam White Harriss, widow of ate W. W. Harriss, Jr., at Oca .a. Pla., was received here yesterday. Mrs. Harriss was the sister-i aw of Mrs. W.. L. Harlow and me ate George N. Harriss. Honey’s density varies, hut 1,1 standard weight for it is set a ipproximately 12 pounds to 1,1 fallen.