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_ of the „ , t , UNITED PRESS Wilmington and vicinity! Fair and anj jjje wTeridt0day: Thursday partIy eloudy ASSOCIATED PRESS I nd ml With Complete Coverage of ___. State and National New» 61.____, _WILMINGTON, N. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1946 ~ ESTABLISHED 1867 U.S. tan Keep Pacific Bases Acheson Says WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.— (JP) — acting Secretary of State Dean Acheson contended today that we "uld retain Pacific island defense f:ses even in event of a veto on ge United Nations Security Coun response to questions at his ••ws conference, Acheson outlin ed this formula concerning the strategic spots won from the Japa n Should anyone of the other four big powers—Russia, Britain, China or France — use its special veto power on a request for individual trusteeship then this country could withdraw its application. The base thus would revert to its status quo; in effect, under the sole trusteeship and control of the United States by virtue of conquest and occupation. It would appear from this ex planation that Russia perhaps could use the same strategy to retain permanent control of the Kurile is lands which were occupied by So viet forces under an agreement which Acheson said was reached at the Yalta conference. The Kuriles, stretching fanwise across the entrance of. the Okhotsk sea which wraps eastern Russia, early in the war provided a spring board for the Japanese invasion of the Aleutians. Discussion of the Pacific islands stemmed from a press conference a week ago when President Truman said this country would keep the bases it needs for defense but that it would seek UNO’s approval for such individual trusteeship, ship. Here in diplomatic quarters, it appeared likely, however, that dis cussions would be initiated in ad vance for a possible clash of in terest in the United Nations Security Council among the coun tries interested in the islands’ fu ture status. -------T NEW ST(jCK GOAL SET AT $500,000 Stockholders of Industrial Prop rties decided yesterday on a [rive* to increase the sale of sub cribed stock from $205,000 to 500,000. A meeting of stockhold rs was held in the assembly ooms at Tide Water Power com any at which time the decision ras reached. The organization, formed re ently as a non-profit group, has een working with outside in ustries and manufacturing com anies in an effort to have them stablish new plants here. Harriss Newman, who proposed re increase, pointed out the group rust have that sum available if it 3 to continue its work which, to ate, has resulted in the Port City [osiery Mills and the LaFrance feckwear company coming to Wilmington. Newman declared he could' sell Wilmington to people and indus :ies in the north and the west ut, was unable to sell Wilmington 3 Wilmington people. They can, he pointed out, bring lany small plants to the com lunity, which will remain finan ially secure for a few years then 'ecome “industrial hazards” or hey would be able to bring in ilants and industries that would emain as a permanent part of the ndustrial picture of the com nunity. “What we want,” Newman said, ‘are plants which can be self sustaining. I he two plants which Have come here wanted only build ings—there is not a dime of Wil mington money invested in the stock of those concerns, he added Plants in which the Industrial Properties are interested are those which will rent their buildings at good rentals—later buy—then ex pand, he said. He stressed the fact that both me LaFrance and the Mojud own e“ Port City Hosiery company ^'ere "nigh wage” employers and ns'’e already stated a desire to ex pand their business. There are many prospects with "inch the Industrial Properties are in contact who wish to estab ■sn in Wilmington, Newman point ,5 out- The answer to many of nem coming here lies within the Power of the group. ‘‘Shall we go oaa or shall we stop?” he asked. Ine organization, he declared, ,n buHd up a definite program men will result in more than a zen reliable plants coming to "iimington _ if, he stressed, they given limited financial assist cei such as buildings. Newman pointed out the fact of ; j tremendous immigration stry into Wilmingtdn if a 'Ole through the satisfied iOmtinued on P3ge Two. Co| WEATHER Jastcrn Standard Time) Metpnfr U‘ s- Weather Bureau) endm- logical data for the 24 hours 6 ':30 p.m. yesterday. l-3n - Temperatures 7:30 nm ' 45; 7:30 a-m. «; 1:30 p.m. 40; M- ■ Normal"1^ 45; 37; Mean 37; J:303°param‘s34; 7:30 a.m. 93; 1:30 p.m. 100; Toial , „ Precipitation ■S3 inches 24 hours endmg 7:30 p.m.— ^in'che™6 4he lirst o£ the m°nth— (From For Today 3- Coas, I*1®. Tide Tables published by U. — -1 and Geodetic Survey). "limine,‘r, - High-Low ,tton - 1:59 a.m. 9:05 a.m. ^asonborn t„, » 2:18 9:« P-m. uoro “let _ 11:57 a.m. 5:45 a.m. .Sunrise n-it - p-m- 6:0# p.m. Moonrise ,, T a m • Sunset 5:34 p.m.; River e.44 p-m-; Moonset 11:05 a.m, r-m. T„a “ge at Fayetteville, N. C„ at £ Tuesday. 20.8 feet. \ Standard Ready To Spend Million In N. C. Oil Test Cape Hatteras Drilling One To Hundred Shot, Geologist Says By KEN NOBLE RALEIGH, Jan. 22.—Special— “There is one chance in one hun dred that our exploratory drilling on Cape Hatteras will prove up as a commercial producer.” So declared Kenneth Askley, Standard Oil Company of New Jer sey geologist, addressing about 75 press and radio representatives and state officials this afternoon in the Sir Walter Hotel during course of an informational confer ence called by Standard to explain its oil drilling in eastern North Carolina. Ackley, who holds a pre-emmi nent position in the oil industry, made it clear, however, that Stand ard' wasn’t throwing away money on a “wild goose chase.” “There is substantial geological reason to support the belief that oil does exist under portions of eastern North Carolina.” He de clared, “we have utilized the most scientific means known to ar rive at the opinion that oil is like ly to be found within an area east of Raleigh and limited only by the oceans depth of the coast,” Ackley said. Standard’, Ackley said—and the figure was reiterated by J. Laur ens Wright, Standard of New Jer sey manager for North Carolina— is prepared to spend $1,000,000 to prove or disprove its theory of the existance of oil pools under the eastern portion of the state. And according to Ackley, “if the results or finds of the Hatteras well look encouraging from a (Continued on Page Two; Col. 4) “winmIFtakesdip IN ATLANTIC, THEN TACKLES GIN RUMMY MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Jan. 22.— (A>) — Winston Churchill took his first ocean dip here today as; a warm tropical sun and gentle trade winds turned January weather into June. The British statesman strode in to the Atlantic rollers off the ex clusive Surf Club with Mrs. Churchill, Gen. E. A. Walford of the Canadian army, and the Gen eral’s wife. After his swim, he divided the afternoon between capturing the marine scene on canvas, and play ing gin rummy with his Miami Beach host, Col. Frank W. Clarke. Churchill shunned the colorful haberdashery, dear to the hearts of most Miami visitors for relaxing in the sun, in favor of a conserva tive business suit and open-necked sports shirt. But sandallike Mexi can Huaraches replaced the zip per - type shoes he had worn previously. _ Founder and director of the Na tional Music Camp at Interlochen, Mich., Dr. Joseph E. Maddy (above) is pictured in Chicago on his expulsion from the American Federation of Musicians for teach ing music at the camp after it was listed as “unfair.” (International) GOUIN NOMINATED FOR PRESIDENCY French Communist Party Credited With Neat Political Victory PARIS, Jan. 22. — (U.R) — Felix Gouin, Socialist speaker of the National Assembly, was nominated today to head a new French coali tion government of Communists, Socialists and Popular Republi cans. Nomination of Gouin to succeed Gen. Charles- deGaulle was con sidered a victory for the Com munists, who earlier in the day had refused the candidacy of So cialist Vincent Auriol and had re fused to consider anyone else but Gouin. In advancing Gouin’s candidacy to break the three-day crisis that has existed since deGaulle re signed suddenly Sunday after noon, the Communist political bu reau declared that he was a “per sonality over and above politics.” Gouin had steadfastly refused to accept the nomination through out the crisis. Late today, how ever, he accepted when Socialists and Popular Republicans agreed to‘his candidacy. It was expected that Gouin’s nomination would enable Foreign Minister Georges Bidault to keep his post and return to London to continue representing France at the United Nations General As sembly. Gouin was credited with the intention of forming an “in tegral” three-party cabinet com posed almost exclusively of poli ticians and without the numerous non-party technicians of the de Gaulle government. The National Assembly is ex pected to nominate Gouin formally tomorrow when it meets at 3 p. m. Gouin read deGaulle’s letter of ,ecitrr?t:on in a short formal five minute session today which ad journed almost immediately. Popular Republicans held a late caucus and voted unanimously to participate in the government un der Gouin “under certain condi tions.” The conditions were not made public, but Bidault’s reten tion as Foreign Minister almost certainly was one of them. After his acceptance, Gouin con ferred with Communist leaders Jacques Duclos and Maurice Thor ez and Socialist chief Daniel May er. One of the first acts of the Chamber of Deputies tomorrow will be to nominate a new speaker to take the place of Gouin. Com muhist leaders agreed that since Gouin was a Socialist, his place should be taken by one of his party fellows. TO DISCUSS STRIKE NEW YORK, Jan. 22—IB—Een jamin F. Fairless, president of the U. S. Steel corporation, will discuss the steel strike in a broadcast speech over the ABC network to morrow at 10 p. m., (E3T) l.is office said today. _____ Brewer New Home Fund Now Tops $1,000 Mark Contributions totaling $10 were received by the Star-News yester day afternoon to bring the Brewer home fund to a total of $1,075-^ Hubert Brewer whose ramify consists of his wife and five small children was made homeless las. week when their cottage burned^ The money donated to the funa will be spent for materials and builders supplies for the construc tion of a new home for the un fortunate family which Brewer says will be constructed at the site of their old home. Meanwhile members of the Brewer family are making their home at Maffitt Village. In addition to the cash and checks being received by the Star News, numerous offers of house hold furnishings and clothing have been received. As these addresses are given, Brewer is informed and makes arrangements to pick up the donations. Among those re ceived today were from Mrs. Ar thur Maynard, 1010 South Fifth St., mattresses and furniture; Mrs. Charles Covington, 2011 (Continued on Page Two; Col. 51 Government May Seize Packing Plants Today; Britain Seeking UNO Probe Of Greece, Indonesia - Jf Bevin Jumps Gun In Rows Over Troops BYRNES WILL STAY Assembly Meets Today For Consideration Of Atomic Commission LONDON. Jan. 22.—(U.R)—Great Britain may ask the United' Na tions Security Council at a meet ing tomorrow or Thursday to in vestigate the situations in Greece, the Netherlands East Indies and Iran, diplomatic quarters reported tonight. In asking action herself, Britain would thus take the edge off of the Russian demand that the presence Df British troops in Greece and Indonesia be investigated and at the same time back Iran’s demand for an investigation of Russian activities in that country. The Russian demand touched off a series of high-level conferences in UNO circles but delegates show ed determination to treat the sit uation without excitement in hop£ of avoiding a dispute that would embarass the infant organization during its first assembly. Foreign Secrexary Ernest Bevin conferred with Prime Minister Clement R. Attlee in the early morning hours as soon as he learn ed of the Russian demand. The British cabinet met during the morning ag did the American UNO delegation, Secretary of State James F. Byrnes conferred with Bevin twice. Attlee made a brief reference to the Indonesia situation in the House of Commons. Replying to a questioner, Attlee said that Indo nesian constitutional questions now under discussion were matters for direct settlement between the Netherlands government and the peoples of the Netherlands East Indies. (Continued on Page Two; Col. 7) CAROLINA B&L REELECTS MOORE Adoption of annual reports by President Roger Moore and W. A. Fonvielle, secretary-treasurer and the re-election of Mr. Moore to the presidency, featured the 34th an nual stockholders meeting of the Carolina Building and Loan Asso ciation at the office of the secre tary yesterday afternoon. Warren S. Johnson presided over the meet ing which was regarded as the most successful in the history of the Association and the report by president, was well received. The report of the secretary-treas urer covered in detail, operations of the Association during the year 1945, and a discussion of the vari ous activities reflected the sound condition of the institution. Directors for the new year were then elected and are as follows: D. B. Branch, J. D. Carr, J. O. Carr, B. B. Cameron, Jr., W A. Fonvielle, Howard A, Hanby, John R. Hanby, H. Jaffee, Murray G. James, W. D. Jones, Fred E. Little, Lloyd W. Moore, Jr., Roger Moore, J. F. Post, J. E. Sternberger and Sol Sternberger. (Continued on Page Three; Col. 1) Murray Asks Tax Rebates Termination JWA WITHDRAW OFFER 7ord Motors Denies Report Of Wage Boost Bid On Truman Lines By The Associated Press The government will seize strike >cjnd meat packing plants, prob ibly today, it was disclosed in Washington last night. Assistant Secretary of Labor iohn W. Gibson announced the seizure action would be taken to ;nd the meat scarcity and White douse sources indicated the order would be issued today. Although little action was taken n other huge steel, electrical, automotive, and farm equipment strikes—and no seizure plans were ndicated in any of them—Gibson said government operation of the packing firms would go into effect aven though no promise had been received that 193,000 CIO union members would return to their iobs working for the government. Gibson added that AFL meat workers, estimated at 70,000 had agreed to work under federal oper ation. Later Gibson made the flat state ment that the plants would be seized. In the steel dispute, CIO Presi dent Philip Murray appealed to Secretary o' the Treasury Vinson to “take immediate steps to ter minate” tax rebate provisions in the present revenue laws. Murray contended these would enable steel companies to keep all plants closed in 1946 and still benefit fin ancially. “Assuming that the steel com panies in 1946 break even—that is, do not make any net profits—the United States Treasury will act ually pay the industry $149,000, >00,” Murray said in a letter. “The J. S. Treasury is being mulcted 'or the benefit of a privileged few cent in sinister Conspiracy to Continued on Page Two; Col. 3) GRAHAM CHECKING BRIDGE LIGHTING Inquires into the continued black out of the area and as to the rea son the lights on the North East river bridge and the Cape Fear riv er bridge have not been turned on since the war brought a reply from A. H. Graham, highway commis sioner yesterday in the form of a . letter to City Manager A. C. Nichols. Nichols who wrote Commissioner Graham recently about the lights on the river bridge voiced the in terest of motorists who visited Wil mington' before and during war days when the blackout regulations prohibited the lights being turned on. The inquiry also spoke a com mon note of local civic clubs and other city officials as well. Graham’s reply to Nichols’ let ter indicates that an investigation into the matter to determine—if there is a a short in wires, if bulbs need replacing or whether the lights just have not been turned on since the war, is under way. City residents and officials of the city government have spoken frankly of the additional attraction furnished by a well lighted bridge. With the return of peace and vis iting motorists the lights on the br'dges would add to the beauty of the port city, they said. (Continued on Page Two; Col. 1) 4 nd So To Bed A sailor y e s t e r day no». ehalantly told his wife he had been “out with friends.” The sailor left home at 3:3# p. m. Monday afternoon to “take a shower at the Y ac cording to police records. H« returned about 5 p. m. yester day and made the above state ment to his wife. When asked if her husband, who left home with about 3400 cash, had come to harm during his absence, the wife said— apparently not. But—'this hesi tantly and in a meek voice) “ho may.” That, is a model method of procedure if you can get away with it >, -- . --- ---- - I U. S. JUDGES NAMED FOR INTERNATIONAL COURT ) JUDGE MANLEY HUDSON DR. CHARLES FENWICK GREEN HACKWORTH Three American judges who were nominated to the International Court of Justice are (1. to r.): Judge Manley Hudson of St. Peters, Md., res earch director and member of the old World Court; Dr. Charles Fenwick, Professor of International Law, Bryn Mawr, Pa., and Green Hackworth, of Washington, D. C., legal advisor to the State Department. Each member of the UNO is entitled to nominate four candidates for the court, only tw o' of whom may be nationals of the nominating state. Hackworth was nominated by the U. S., Fe nwick by Venezuela, and Hudson by Argentina, Canada, and four other countries. (International) New DuPont Contract Covers Cape Fear; Shipyard Workers May Get Wage Boost ._- W ; Government Procurement Agencies Recommend 15 Per Cent Hike WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.— <7P) — Government procurement agencies today recommended a 15 per cent wage increase for approximately 650,000 shipyard workers through out the nation. The proposal was made to the working committee of the ship building stage stabilization confer ence in an effort to break a dead lock in wage discussions which has tied up the conference since last December 4. Sponsoring the offer were the War and Navy departments, the Maritime Commission and the La bor department. Comdr. Hal Wright of the Navy Department presented the 15 per cent offer, which would mean an increase of about 18 cents an hour for standard mechanics in ship yards who now receive $1.20. J. R. Redstrom, press spokesman for the working committee, said de tails as to application of the 15 per cent raise in lower wage-scale brackets had not been worked out. After discussing the proposal, which Wright said the Stabilization Administrator’s office “might ap prove,” the working committee re cessed until tomorrow without vot ing. The CIO union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers hlfe demand ed a wage increase of 36 Cents an hour; the AFL metal trades de partment has asked a wage boost of about 25.9 per cent. In addition to the unions, and the government procurement agencies, shipbuilding management also is represented in the conference. Redstrom estimated the increase, if accepted, would apply to 450, 000 workers in civili'as ^shipyards and to some 200,000 in N^vy yards. The Navy department has Said it is prepared to place in effect any wage increase approved by the conference for its naval yard work ers. ---. Company Now Permitted To Enlarge Ilmenite Prospecting RALEIGH, Jan. 22.—(iP)—The Board of Conservation and De velopment voted today to broaden a contract with the huge Dupont Nemours company of Wilmington, Del., to permit that company to prospect for ilmenite-containing sand on the botton of virtually every body of water in eastern North Carolina. Under a lease first signed in 1942 and renewed a year ago, the Dupont company has been pros pecting for ilmenite in Albemarle sound. The new contract broadens the region in which these opera tions will be permitted to cover the sounds and rivers of the coast al area as far south as the Cape Fear river. Dirpont has agreed to pay the state a royalty on all ilmenite taken from these water bottoms and an additional provision was written into the contract today whereby the company also will pay a royalty on all sand and gravel taken from the water in (Continued on Page Two; Col. 2) LORD HALIFAX PLANS TO RETIRE IN MAY, OBSERVERS BELIEVE WASHINGTON, Jan, 22. —(IP) The Earl of Halifax, British Am bassador to the United States, is planning to retire this spring prob. ably in May, it was learned to day. A source in a position to know but who requested that his identity be withheld, said, however, that Halifax knew no more about his successor “than what he reads in the newspapers.’’ Reports from London have mentioned Sir Archibald Clark Kerr, present British Ambassador to Moscow, as the Labor govern ment’s choice to succeed Halifax. The source here told a reporter that Halifax is planning to return to his ancestral home in Yorkshire although he probably would keep his seat in the House of Lords and take an active part in matters involving foreign affairs. Halifax will round out next week five years British Ambassador to Washington. __ ; Charlotte Mothers Will Form To Right CHARLOTTE, Jan. 22.—(£>)— Free diaper service for life in exchange for information lead ing to rental of an apartment or house today was offered by Manly McWilliams, owner of Baby Diaper Service, of Char lotte. A card with each bundle of diapers to be delivered makes the offer. McWilliams has just moved to Charlotte and his family, unable to join him be cause of the housing shortage, remains in Macon, Ga. CAPAOTYHOUSE APPLAUDS SINGER Among some of the reasons to extoll Rose Brampton is that she is American. Others are that she was trained in the United States, made her debut with a United States symphony orchestra, (The Philadelphia), and achieved the highest goal of vocalists, a leading role in opera with the Metropolitan Opera Company, an American in stitution. Besides, there is her voice, es sentially dramatic, but blessedly lyric too, which has kept her in constant demand for concert and radio appearances in this country and has brought her additional fame and recognition abroad. Miss Brampton presented the third program on the Community Concern Association’s current sea son at the New Hanover High school auditorium last night. From a strictly critical viewpoint her performance was technically best in the Pace, pace, mio Dio aria from “La Forza del Destino,” and bich teure Halle, from “Tanhaeus er.” All that was lacking were the orchestra and sets to vision her on the Metropolitan stage, as both are among her best known op eratic pieces. From the mere auditor’s view point she reached the high point Of the evening in a lesser and strictly sentimental song — Ruben stein’s “Romance.” Her lyric qual ity was never so well displayed or (Continued on Page Twelve; Col. 5) Along The Cape Fear BARBECUE— Good old fashion ed barbecue, southern style, has long been a favorite dish in and around Wilmington. One of the earliest barbecue dinners served along the river was put on by directors of the old Wilmington and Weldan railroad in celebration of the first train reaching the city over the new system. The affair was staged at the depot and 550 turned up for the feed. Bells were rung for hours and 161 §uns were fired in celebration of the event. t ________ POSIES FOR THE LADIES— Directors of the Wilmington and Weldon it seems had a penchant for distributing flowers to women passengers on the line and one of the famous singers of the day, Jennie Lind, received a bouquet of flowers from James S. Green, secretary - treasurer, when she stepped down from the Pullman here one morning. BLOCKADE FLEET — Harpers Weekly of December 3, 1864, con tains an old wood cut showing the Confederate army blockade fleet lying at anchor in the Cape Fear In the flotilla is such well known old ships of the time as the Wild erness, Howquin, Cherokee, Ala bama and Seneca. Over on the Brunswick shore, two or three stricken ships are lying on their sides out of action. ADVERTISING — Long before newspapers became the favored means of advertising, Wilmington businessmen had a system all their own for getting their mes sages across. “Along The Cape Fear’’ discovered yesterday that directors of the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad attracted stock holders attention to a meeting through the medium of a small NeSro boy riding a docile old mare np and down Front street bear ing a placard, “Railroad Meeting Tonight.’’ And perhaps they got a crowd, too. City Council Authorizes | Power Rate Negotiations Negotiations between City Man ager A. C. Nichols and City At torney W. B. Campbell and T de Water Power company to effect a general power rate for the city and community have been authorized by city council, it was learned at city hall yesterday. Negotiations already are under way between the city manager and representatives cf Southern Bell Telephone company, relative to the reduction of telephone rates being charged in the newly-annexed areas. Nichols said he had been advised that the rates are already under consideration, looking to a revision. The subject of power rates re duction was opened by Councilman Harriss Newman, who previously had led the council to begin nego tiations with the telephone com pany relative to service charges in the new territory. In reporting to the council, Nich ols said the present city rates ap ply to all telephones within one and one-half miles of the telephone of fice. Telephones more than one and one-half miles from the office are charged an additional amount based on the distance from the of fice. (Continued on Page Two; Col, () V-.