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Wilmington and vicinity: Increasing J rl iH I A/4 A ^ A A V tf'Ar 4 .4 cloudiness and slight moderation in tffl fl B ^ Vf W^W ■ * ^ ■ temperature followed by light rain in T Ufl hfl ■ ■ ■ | ■ ■ ft ■ 1 1 I 1 1 S 1 ihe late afternoon or night. Gentle 11111 I I 111 fi Clift 1 ft ft I I northeast winds. High temperature to- BI^UB I All A. KL AL ft A I 1 A 8 JL ^ day 48 degrees, low tonight 34 degrees. V w Friday mostly cloudy with rain in the morning. J ^ 79 _N0.44. 1 WILMINGTON, N. C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 1946 ESTABLISHED 1867 IJEHOL ] EIGHT RA GES I F CHUNGKING, Jan. 2, — UP) — Civil war for possession of Jehol province in Northern China was threatened tonight by a Chinese Communist spokesman. Ko full scale clashes have devel oped in the province but a govern ment’s spokesman said Generalis simo Chiang Kai-shek’s troops were taking over Jehol “as a mat ter of course.” The Communist spokesman retorted. ■Communist troops will resist Sny attack on them in Jehol. This is civil war.” His statement is bound to ag gravate the situation, but it is not likely to interfere with plans to ’ hold a unity conference here this ' month. The verbal clash came as gov ernment officials awaited a reply from the Communist capital at Yenan to their counterproposals for the end of China’s civil strife. Communists charged 225,000 Na tional government troops have been assigned to take Jehol away from them. They said 75,000 of cniangs men swept up the Peiping-Jehol railroad and took Kupeikow, border town along the Great Wall between China proper and Jehol. Another 150,000 were reported thrusting westward toward Jehol from Lia oning province in Manchuria. A government dispatch claimed Chungking troops took Chaoyang on the Mukden-Chengteh railroad, 25 miles inside Jehol. The campaign may well be in tended to safeguard the position of Chiang’s forces in Manchuria and the beginning of a drive to run Communist forces out of Inner Mongolia. All developments are being close ly watched by Gen. George C. Marshall, President Truman’s en voy to Chungking who has been asked to aid in settling the nation’s seemingly interminable strife. Mar. shall conferred today with his. own military adviser and prominent Chinese industrialists. Simultaneously the Communist New China Daily News asserted American troops may still be in China ten years from now if the evacuation of Japanese troops isn’t speeded up. The newspaper commented bit terly on a report that 104,000 Jap anese soldiers and civilians have been sent back to Nippon through Dec. 14. At this rate, the News said, it will take ten years to de port the 3,000,000 Japanese in China. Chiang’s New Year’s day mes sage, heralded in Chungking as a bid to unify China, came in for sharp censure from the Democra tic League, an organization of six minor political parties. FORRESTAL PLANS TO QUIT CABINET MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 2.—(fP)—Secre tary of the Navy James Forrestal said here today that he planned to rseign his post sometime this year. “The President knows that J want to get out this year. Pm no believer in the theory of indispen sability of any man,” he said in an interview-. It was his first direct statement on his often-reported plans to leave the position. President Truman reported at a December press conference that the Navy Secretary had been try ing to resign ever since his admin istration went into office, but he hoped Forrestal would not resign at any early date. He expressed hope the Secretary would continue on the job for some time to come. Forrestal was appointed to suc ceed the late Frank Knox by the late President Roosevelt in May, 1944. Prior to his appointment, he had been serving as undersecre tary and was made acting secre tary when Knox died. MOTORISTS WARNED BY JONES TO STAY OFF PLANE RUNWAYi Sheriff C. David Jones, yesterda; issued a warning to motorists whi have been using the Bluethentha lield runways as a race track. Sheriff Jones'said that any per son caught in a vehicle on th field would be subject to arres ®nd prosecution and promised tha “vigorous action” would be taker , Field authorities said that Sur day was a particularly bad da; and that some drivers had eve raced airliner down the runways , Pointing out that the practice c 1 speeding around the runways er danger both planes and autorm o'les, they asked drivers to sta within the limits of the field det ignated fc” 200,000 Packinghouse Men To Stnke Jan. 16; MacArthur Warns JapanNowFacesStarvation; Stark Cho^psKimmelFailedTo Observe Orders P a v War Warning Sent Nov. 21 To Admiral PLANES TAKEN AWAY Thirty Fighters Dispatched On Carriers To Wake, Midway Islands WASHINGTON Jan. 2—(JP) - Adm. Harold R. Stark said todaj Adm. Husband E. Kimmel, Pa cific Fleet commander, failed tc carry out orders given him in £ “war warning” before the Jap anese attacked Pearl Harbor Dec 7, 1941. The 1941 chief of naval opera tions told a Senate-House inves tigating committee Kimmel die not undertake aerial reconnais sance in compliance with the Nov 27 message instructing him to ex ecute a “defensive deployment.” Stark made the assertion undei questioning from Chairman Bark ley (D-Ky.) He and Kimmel were close friends and it came hesitant ly, and obviously reluctantly. Had' Hawaii’s defenses been alert, Stark said, the damage inflicted by the Japanese would at least have been “considerably lessen ed.” “I think they (the American forces) might have given a right good account of themselves,” he added. Stark had related earlier that 30 fighter planes were taken front Hawaii in the 10 days before the attack. Twelve were sent to Wake Island and 18 to Midway Island. He contended this shift had noi weakened Pearl Harbor’s defenses because the outlying islands form ed part of the defense chain around Oahu. Stark covered a wide range o: subjects under questioning. He said he attended the Atlatnii Conference of President Roosevel and Prime Minister Churchill ii August 1941, and, to his knowledge (Continued on Page Two; Col. 4] MORE PLANE SPACE EXPECTED JAN. 15 With the commencement of non stop operations by National Ai: Lines from Miami to New Yorl some time this month, more spaci will become available for Wil mingtonians for north and south bound travel, according to Me Donald Bryan, public inform a tioi executive of the line, yesterday. Bryan said that the compan; has on order, 11,46-passenger DC 4s with delivery of two expectei January 15 from the Douglas fac tory. The huge four-engined ail liners will make the run in fiv hours and 31 minutes. The company is now using a cor verted plane of the same tvpe t familiarize pilots*with the DC-4, h said, and explained that the nor step flight would relieve th through-passenger load on th company’s smaller Lockhea Lodestar, making more seat available for passengers from ir termediate points. Daniel E. Roberts, Wilmingto station manager for NAL. e: timated that approximately 15 pa: sengers had boarded north an south flights in December froi Bluethenthal in spite of the fai that operations were possible onl 10 days. A number of reservatioi have been made for other spaci Roberts said that persons wishir air travel reservations should r I quest the space as far in advanc as possible to insure getting it. * , WEATHER <A EELS , WARMER DtAS COMING , ON THIS WEEK-END By The ASSOCIATED PRESS The first week-end in 1946 will be mild, with rising tempera tures today bringing the first January thaw. The mercury began to rise yesterday in states west of the Mississippi, and the modera tion spread eastward to the At lantic states. No heavy precipi tation—either snow or rain— was forecast for the remainder of the week except for heavy rains in the Pacific northwest. In Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and eastern portions of the plains states temperatures rose from 20 to 30 degrees, starting New Year’s Day. Only a few isolated communities still re corded readings of zero or be low. The U. S. Weather Bureau said moderate temperatures would prevail over most of the nation through the week-end. OPA TO RESTORE CITRUS CEILINGS Price Lid Will Go Back On At 12:01 Friday, Bowles States WASHINGTON, Jan. 2— «J.R) — Ceiling prices for fresh citrus fruits Will be restored at 12:01 a.m. Jan. 4, the Office of Price Adminis tration announced tonight. Prices in many instances have more than doubled since controls were lifted on Nov. 19. Restoration of ceilings, recom mended by OPA several weeks ago, was finally approved by Econ omic Stabilization Director John C. Collet and given a final okay this afternoon by the Department of Agriculture. Collet declined to approve the move two weeks ago, explaining that higher prices resulted from bad weather and transportation shortages that kept the new crop off the market. He promised, how ever, to authorize renewed controls if the “excessive price rises are not promptly curbed or eliminat OPA noted that prices continued to increase, particularly for 1 oranges, despite Collet’s warning. | Price Administrator Chester Bowles, who concedes that OPA moved too fast in lifting citrus • ceilings, said tonight that the agen • cy hereafter will remove controls : only when it is clear that “prices ! are not going to advance sharp ly.” If prices shoot up after controls ■ are lifted, he added, OPA will 1 promptly restore them. “Only by doing so can we pro t tect the people from unwarranted • price increases and keep their ) confidence that the price line will • be held.” Under tonight’s order, retailers > will establish their first ceiling price on the basis of "net cost” - for the largest deliveries received 3 during the seven days preceding 5 resumption of control. The “net - cost” must not be greater than e it would have been if purchases s had been subject to control and 3 were bought at supplier’s ceiling s price. Retailers then will refigure their ceilings each Thursday. At all oth n er sales levels, the seller imme i- diately will return to his pre-ex ;- isting ceiling prices, d Fresh citrus generally was sell n ing below ceiling when controls :t were lifted Nov. 19. A bumper y crop also was expected, s OPA said it had expected some t. price increases for preferred sizes g and qualities due to large demand for §uch fruits. It believed, how e (Continued on Page Two; Col. 3) Council Strikes Snarl 1 In Annexed Area Issue 1 Contreversial matters pertaining to the services the city will furnish j to residents of the newly annexed j areas, were discussed at a meeting t of the enlarged city council yes . terday morning. - Circulation of a city sponsored r request to residents tc sign a con 1 tract for maintenance of septic . tanks in the new areas presented f issue to members. Ray Pollock, - who was sworn in as a member of council yesterday, presented the v question to the group. He said that i- the new residents are under the impression that payment for main tenance had been provided in taxa tion lists. A decision on the location site for the proposed community build ing, is expected to be given dur ing February. The city council unanimously voted to conduct an open forum Thursday night Jan. 10 in the county court house to hear answers from citizens concerned in the site of the building. t Although trie agreement concern ing the auditorium project was unanimous, as the members voted to hold the public forum and then (Continued on Page Three; Col. 4) Empire Now Needs Large Food Supply WITHIN 90 DAYS Commander’s Report On Occupation Covers Many Important Questions By JOHN L. STEELE United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Jan. 2. — (U.R) — Gen. Douglas MacArthur, in the first over-all report on his stew ardship of Japan, revealed tonight that the conquered empire prob ably faces starvation within three months unless emergency food supplies are imported. At least 3,311,000 metric tons of food may have to be brought in, he said in a voluminous report to the War Department touching every phase of occupation. Black market activities are rampant, the fishing industry is chaotic, and farmers have been beset by ty- - phoons, floods and war damage. MacArthur named the “artificial” division of Korea into U. S. and d Russian occupation zones as one of his most vexing problems. He said the division, which the Big Ihree Foreign Ministers are now attempting to work out, has had serious consequences in policy and , operation. But his views were , based on the first two months of occupation and were expressed be fore the present joint Russo-Amer ican .Korean Commission was ap pointed. * MacArthur listed as his primary occupation aim the liquidation of the greater East Asia ministry, one of the major factors in Jap- ] anese expansion and aggression. ■ But his report goes far beyond politics. It describes the freeing of the Japanese mind from “thought control,” as administered by the secret police, emancipation of housewives heretofore bound to their homes, and many other so cial and religious reforms. He reported that although his occupation forces have not hesi tated to use a steel fist—as when the Japs attempted to expand their (Continued on Page Two; Col. 3) “LORD HAW HAW” WILL HANG TODAY LONDON, Jan. 2—(U.R1—William Joyce, former “Lord Haw Haw” of the German radio and most in tensely hated of all British traitors, will hang for treason tomorrow at 9 a. m., in Wandsworth prison of southwest London. Joyce appeared resigned to his fate when informed that Home Secretary James Chuter Ede had refused to grant him a reprieve. An earlier appeal to the House of Lords was dismissed Dec. 18. Preparations for the 39-year-old Joyce’s execution are being made by Albert Pierrepont, Britain’s of ficial executioner who sprung the trap Dec. 19 on traitor John Amery at the same prison. Joyce has been visited by his wife, but has had no other visitors since last week. Official notice of the execution will be posted to night on the main gates of the prison. Joyce spent his execution eve in a silent game of chess. His opponent was the jailer ot condemned row. The jailer said that Joyce plays a good game, and apparently has no trouble with concentration. WEATHER — ■ .O (Eastern Standard Time) (By U. S. Weather Bureau) Meteorological data for the 24 hours ending 7:30 p. m. yesterday. Temperatures 1:30 a. m 32: 7:30 a. m. 28; 1:30 p. m. 38: 7:30 p. m. 35. Maximum 42; Minimum 27; Mean 34; Normal 47. Humidity 1:30 a. m. 66: 7:30 a. m. 63; 1:30 p. m. 41; 7:30 p. m. 68. Precipitation Total for 24 hours ending 7:30 p. m. 0 inches. Total since the first of the month 0 inches. . Tides For Today (From the Tide Tables published by U. S. Coast and Geodet5" Survey) High T'W Wilmington— 0:56 a.m. 4-2J a/m* 10:00 p.m. 5:05 p.m. Masonboro Inlet— 7:32 a.m. 1:10 a.m. 7:37 p.m. 1:55 p.m. Sunrise. 7:18: Sunset 5:15; Moonnse 7:2*; Hoonset 5:27. , ,r _ River Stage at Fayetteville, N. C. at 8 a. m. Wednesday-feet. (Continued on Page Two; Col. 2) - ---[¥■ VACATION HOME 0 F THE CHURCHILLS |! ---—— l The palm-shaded two-story residence, above, i n Miami Beach, Fla., reportedly will be the resi dence of former British Prime Minister Winston C hurchill when he arrives in the U. S. with Mrs. Churchill and their daughter in January for a vaca tion. The property belongs to Col. Frank Clarke of Quebec, a host to the Churchills on previous oc casions. (NEA Telephone) Polish Jews Plan Exodus From Europe; British Troops Arrest Bomb Suspects * Five Thousand More Jews Are Rounded Up In Jerusalem By ELIAV SIMON United Press Staff Correspondent JERUSALEM, Jan. 2. — (U.R) — British troops and Jerusalem po ice swept down Jaffa road today, aking in at least 5,000 additional lews to be questioned in a day ong search for Zionist terrorists vho bombed police headquarters ast Thursday and killed eight per sons. The old walled city’s busiest Dusiness centers in the area of faff a road and Prophet’s street were roped off for a house-to-house search that started at 8 a.m. Tro.ops equipped with mine de ectors searched every house and rard including water ceisterns, for lidden arms. Thousands were tak ;n into' custody, including some \rabs, bringing to an estimated .5,000 the number of persons ques ioned since last Thursday’s out sreak of violence. Up to this morning, the number )f those held for further question ng was set at about 100. A reliable nformant said that none were nembers of the Stern gang, which s considered responsible for last week’s outrages. The only known terrorist under letention is a wounded Jew cap ered on the scene and now under :reatment in Hadassah hospital. Doctors at noon described his con lition as “almost hopeless.” Meanwhile, a barbed wire en tanglefnent around the bombed po. ice headquarters has been remov 5d and traffic has resumed. Car penters and glaziers have been busy luring the past 48 hours repairing shops along Jaffa road that were lamaged in the bombing. Restora tion of communications and elec tricity is proceeding, although a targe part of the capital still is blacked out. A sunset to sunrise curfew still is in effect, with streets heavily guarded at night and pedestrians stopped at checkposts set up at 100-yard intervals. STANDARD PROMOTES EDWARD C. ASHE IN FOREIGN DIVISION Edward C. Ashe, who began bis career with the Standard Oil com pany as a clerk in Wilmington in L913, has been appointed market ing specialist in Standard’s depart ment of foreign marketing coordi nation. it was learned today. Ashe, now living in Columbia, S. has been Standard’s merchan dising manager for- South Carolina and he leaves this position to take aver his new post. Ashe’s new headquarters will be in New York, but in his new duties; he will travel extensively in Centra and South America, South Africa and all European countries. He: has a sister, Mrs. S. A. Stockard, living here in Wilming ton. TRUMAN TO H( l "FIRESIDE C T” President Will Address Na tion Over Radio Net works At 10 Tonight WASHINGTON, Jan. 2—(/P) — President Truman shut the door to official visitors today to work on the final draft of an address to the people on his legislative program which has met delays in Congress. Mr. Truman will broadcast at 10 p. m., Easern Standard Time tomorrow, resorting to the “Fire side Chat” technique of the late President Rooseveit. He tried to day to pare the speech down to 30 minutes of radio time. An aide termed it an “over-all report to the nation.” Thus it may cover not only legislative issues but also touch on international af fairs and labor questions. One of the measures the Presi dent wants from Congress would authorize fact-finding boards to look into labor disputes while strikes dre banned for 30 days; Presidential Secretary Charles G. Ross described as “pure specula tion” a published' report of in ternal troubles over labor policy within the administration. The report attributed to some Labor Department executives a feeling that there is an official Labor Department under Secretary Schwellenbach and an unofficial one run by Dr John R. Steelman. It said the President might call Schwellenbach in for a heart-to heart talk. Steelman, former chief of the Labor Department’s conciliation service, now is a Presidential as sistant. Ross said Steelman is not a labor adviser, that he and Schwellenbach are old friends who consult frequently. Steelman was one of the guests aboard the Presidential yacht Williamsburg during a four-day cruise on the Potomac river which ended this morning. During the 'trrp, Mr. Truman started nailing (Continued on Page Two; Col. 2) UNRRA Chief Declares Infiltration Is “Organized” FRANKFURT, Jan. 2—Ml—Lt. Gen. Sir Frederick E. Morgan, chief of UNRRA operations in Germany, said today he believed thousands of Polish Jews pouring into the American occupation zone from the east were acting in ac cordance with “a well organized, positive plan to get out of Europe.” Morgan told newsmen he thought an unknown, secret Jewish organ ization was behind the infiltration. He said he was not convinced about what he described as "all the talk about pogroms within Poland.” “I believe we are about to see a second exodus of Jews—this time from Europe,” the UNRRA execu tive declared. (London officials of the Jewish Agency for Palestine said they had no knowledge of any organized plan to get Jews out of Europe or to move them from Poland. (Continued on Page Two; Col. 2) ONE DIES IN BLAST OF EXPLOSIVES IN AMMUNITION CARS MARLBOROUGH, England, Jan. 2—(IP)—At least one British soldier was killed and ten others were reported missing tonight when two ammunition cars exploded on a military railroad siding near here, setting off a number of fires and smaller blasts. Four other soldiers were wound ed, one critically. The blast occurred in Savernake Forest, Wiltshire, where an Ameri can soldier was killed in an am munition dump explosion last July. The War Office said several fires were burning, seven hours after the original explosion, within 20 yards of another ammunition train of 30 to 40 cars which could not be moved. Because of the danger of a great er explosion, further fire-fighting efforts were postponed until tomor row. Personnel was withdrawn from j the area, roads were closed and railroad traffic diverted. Trudy Gale Cottle Leads In 1946Stork Derby Here With Trudy Gale Cottle leading in the “First 1946 Baby Contest’’ two other babies, all girls, arrived at James Walker Memoriol hos pital yesterday afternoop. Trudy, weighing 8 pounds and 15 ounces, arrived yesterday morn ing at 7:55, the third child of Mr. and Mrs. N. R. Cottle, Maffitt Village. Mrs. Cottle is the former Marguerite Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. - F. Johnson of Castle Haynes. Jane Lindsey arrived at 3:45 o’clock, weighing nine pounds and 10 ounces, and is the daughter of Major ancl Mrs. V. B. Lindsey. — Baby Rackley, who hasn’t been1 named yet, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Rackley and she weighed six pounds and 15 ounces. As the contest’s deadline ends today noon, a signed record of the date and time of birth by the physician in attendance is required to enable the parents to compete for. the prizes. Should Trudy’s claim as first baby of the year be sustained when the First Baby contest ends today noon, she will receive (Continued on Page Two; Col. 1) Electrical Union Plans Test Today 19,000 INVOLVED | iValkout By Telephone Men May Follow In Metro politan Area ** By The ASSOCIATED PRESS Approximately 200,000 packing* louse workers were called upon yesterday to strike Jan. 16 and secretary of Agriculture Anderson it once reported that low reserves if meat make it essential that the contemplated walkout be averted. , The packinghouse strike was call ed by the CIO United Packing House Workers in support of the union’s demand for a 25 cents an hour wage increase. Anderson, who did not comment on the strike issue, told reporters at Washington. “The government has large com mitments for European relief and needs of its own armed services which must be met. Likewise, it is essential that the packing plants be kept operating to supply civilian requirements.” Other labor developments in cluded an Eiectrical union’s threat to disrupt service of the nations’ communications system by a strike set for today and indications from Washington that the steel industry's dispute may not be settled by any steel price increase the OPA might allow. __ The packing house workers’ strike would boost sharply the nation’s total of strike idle, kept at around 382,000 by the continuing General Motors strike. Approximately 175, 000 workers are involved in the 43-day-old GM walkout. The Packinghouse Union’s presi dent, Lewis J. Clark, told a news conference in Chicago that the na tion’s meat packers could meet the unions demand without increasing meat prices. The strike, he said, would affect 147 packing plants, including sev eral operated by the four major packers—Swift, Cudahy, Armour and Wilson. “The only ihing that will prevent this strike is a substantial wage increase,’’ Clark said. He stated the union would be willing to accept a 17 l-2cent boost immediately, with the provision that the balance of the 25-cent de mand would be negotiated later. One concern, the Hormel company (Continued on Page Two; Col. 3) MYRTLE BEACH MAN KILLED IN WRECK James Todd, 30, of Myrtle Beach, S. C. was killed instantly at 7 o’clock last night in an automobile truck, accident which occurred be tween Wilmington and Winnabow on highway 17. His father, B. Onzie Todd, also of Myrtle Beach, was critically in jured in the accident and was taken , to James Walker Memorial hos pital for treatment. Attaches there reported that his condition re mained critical late last nignt. Eddie Lan Land, driver of one of the trucks, was reportedly in seri ous conditon at the hospital. His collar bone was broken. James Johnson, who officers said was operating the car in which the Todd men were riding, suffered minor lacerations of the face. He was treated for his injuries and released. According to highway patrolman Ferguson, of the local office, the accident occurred at Jackies Creek bridge when a truck driven by Eddie Land of Supply, stopped at the bridge to allow a truck driv en by Machili Pigford, Negro, 1120 Princess street, to pass. The Pig ford truck was loaded with wood. John Brown, Negro, 1120 Prin cess street, who was riding with Pigford, escaped without injury, the officer said. The officer said that the Johnson car crashed into the truck driven ay Land and caused the two ve riicles to be thrown against the Pigford truck. Todd is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ailene Todd and two small children. His mother and father also survive. His body will remain at Andrews mortuary until funeral arrange ments have been completed.