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The Weather
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. WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.— -GP)—Weather i
£ Bureau report of temperature and ram-1
fall for the 21 hours ending 8 p.m. in the |
principal cotton groving areas and else- |
Station Hi<h Low Free j
WILMINGTON _ 68 *■?«
Asheville - 69 38 0.0C
Atlanta - 70 41 (
Atlantic City - 17 27 n o
Birmingham - 69 51 0.01
Buffalo - 26 15 Oil
Burlington _ 11 -1® O.tf
Chattanooga - 68 42 •»-0->
Chicago ---—- 38 33 0.06
Cincinnati - 5; 36 o.or, j
Cleveland ——-_— 52 23 0.21,
Da 11 s _- 64 20 0.00
Denver _ — 23 0.0C
Detroit .. 35 22 0.27 j
Duluth _ 18 11 0.0C;
El Paso__ 66 48 0.00 i
Port Worth _ 69 56 0.0C;
Galveston _ 71 61 0.00
Jacksonville *_ 74 45 0.00
Kansas City_ 41 — 0.00
Key West_ 79 63 0.00
Knoxville _„_ 67 48 0.00
Little Rock _ 68 60 0.00
Los Angeles *- 66 46 0.00
Louisville -_ 61 38 0.0C
i Mejnohis _ fv4 55 o pi
Meridian - 72 52 0.41
Miami _ 72 66 0.00
Minn.-St. Paul _ 22 17 0.24
Mobile -X_ 70 53 0.00
Montgomery_ 72 45 0.00
j New Orleans--- 76 55 0.00
New York _ 33 20 0.00
Norfolk - 71 37 0.06
Philadelphia - 48 25 n.00
Phoenix _ — 41 9.0C
Pittsburgh - 55 21 0.01
Portland. Me._ 18 -10 W)5
Richmond --—-— 73 38 O.OC
St. . Louis _ 59 48 0.06
San Antonio _ 74 60 0.00
San Francisco _ 71 37 0.00
Savanah _ 71 49 0.00
I Seattle _ 53 40 0.17
I Tampa _—» 73 51 0.00
Vicksburg _ 75 52 0.00 '
Washington _ 72 35 0.00 i
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was $256,000; their 20-year life
value $164,029; and their sound re-:
placement value $3,516,537.
The bill, authorizes the sale of
dry cargo vessels at 50 per cent of
their cost January 1, 1941, less
will not have resided inside the
city limits for four months by that
time, the registration will most
ly be pushel forward to April.
A 30-day waiting period is requir
ed1 between the time of registration
and the actual election. Hence, the
election will probably not be held
until June.
Within taw
In an election involving a sum of
money as large as $700,000, Camp
bell said, it is absolutely neces
sary that all legal aspects of the
matter be on the right side of the
Dial 2-3311 For Newspaper Service
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WED., FEB. 27
1 te.. ■
* Enlarged Dancing Area
P Admission Per Person 1.25
f Fed. Tax.25
| Total 1.50
] The Plantation Club
j 2 mi. out on Car. Beach Rd.
J Call 9413 for reservation.
J New low prices on Chicken
t & Steaks.
; Beer—Wine—Champagne
l Plantation Club Orchestra
i Every Sat. Night
7 Admission Per Person .83
\ Fed. Tajt.17
Total .1.00
Open 7 Days A Week
from page one
knew “every stick, stump, sand
bar, bend, and bulge” in the Cape
! Fear river, and he steered his
| steamer, like the man on the fly
' ing trapeze, with the greatest of
ease. ^ .
And he knew where the Dram
; jree is—or was. He may have
pulled many a cork opposite the
: cypress giant. ,
But he can’t tell us about it
I now.
old citizen tells us that her great
great-grar.dfather, an English s*a
captain, used to ply his ship up
and down the river and passed
the Dram Tree many and mai^
a time.
But one day he drowned in the
river. And yop guess where.
That’s right. Right in front ol
our pet.
We don’t have much faith in se
ances. We threw away our ouija
board long ago—in fact, in 1929,
just after the stock market crash.
Won’t someone please come Jbr
ward and tell us where to find
the old Dram Tree?
We thought of running an ad
in the "Lost and Found’’ column,
something like this:
“Lost. One cypress tree, covgr
ed with moss. Answers ttf fe
name of Dram. Will also respond
to sound of bottle being un-corked,
or reasonable facsimile thereof.’’
But the world is full of fakers
And we want the right Dram Tree
We don’t want that Brooklyn imi
tation answering our ad.
Bureau of Internal Revenue
are becoming almost chummy.
Plan Popular
Raymond D . Christman,
chief zone deputy here for the
Bureau, brought the matter
to our attention yesterday.
“You know,’> he said, “peo
ple don’t seem to mind paying
their federal income tax near
as much as they used to. I
guess it’s because of the new
‘Pay-as-You-Go’ system.
“This year people are filing their
returns faster than they ever have
before. And the Bureau office in
Greensboro is sending out refunds
just as fast as the returns come
Chummy Relations
"Maybe that’s why the new feel
ing of ‘chumminess1 has appeared.
That could very well be the
reason, indeed.
Christman went on to say that
his deputies have just about finish.
2d their “income tax itineraries”
in Pender, Brunswick, and Onslow
counties, and from March 1 to 15
le will have six deputies in his
iffice here to help anybody who
ieeds advice on what to do to a
Form 1040, Form W-2, or any
ether tax headache.
Show Interest
“The people of Wilmington have
shown a real interest in, and ap
preciation of, the service our office
provides,” Christman said. “And
we appreciate their appreciation.
It’s nice to know that the folks
no longer think of us as bogeymen
to, and can, and do, help them.”
but as public servants who want
We don’t’ want to make any pre
dictions, because we are not the
best prognosticators in the world.
Foreshadows Good
But we do want to say that per
haps the dream of Universal
Brotherhood may some day come
tax payers start rubbing elbows
When the tax collectors and the
in a friendly fashion, it foreshadows
something good.
That cave-man didn’t realize
what he was starting, or how far
it would go.
club in Charleston who recom
mended that traffic be routed
from Wilmington' on the South
route No. 17 to Georgetown, S. C„
thence on route 521 to Bryan’s
Cross roads, thence route No. 171
to the intersection of route 52,
which leads directly into Charles
Adds 44 Miles
This route adds only 44 miles to
the route traveled before the
bridge was damaged, Miss Payne
pointed out, making the whole trip
from Wilmington to Charleston, 215
miles instead of the customary 171
miles traveled.
On this extra route are the his
toric and scenic Cypress and
Magnolia gardens, which for de
cades have been principal attrac
tions for vacations and summer
“The detour we are recommend
ing is paved roads all the wav, and
leads through some of the South’s
most scenic territory,” Miss Payne
Hotel men, contacted here last
night said the decommissioning of
the Cooper river bridge offers a
potential threat to their tourist
trade, out that withi na few days
some means will be provided to
bring tourists who have been mis
led bv news of the bridge-boat
accident, back on the coastal route.
highway No. 17.”
Ask Ferry Service
Advices from Charleston said
hotel men are considering petition
ing the South Carolina State High
way commission for an adequate
ferry service over the broad water
way, formed by the meeting of the
Cooper and Wanda rivers.
This, according to local sources
would be met with ill favor by the
South Carolina commission', since
the extra mileage over route 52
and 521 is so much less than that
which motorists would have to
make over No. 1, the inland route
which paralells the coastal route.
Rooms Cancelled
Meanwh’le local hotels and those
of other coastal cities last night
were continuing to bear the brunt,
as was evidenced by the number
of room cancellations, while mo
torists who have not been adviserf
continue to spend extra money on
the inland route, it was learned.
that the wage proposal could not be
considered because it had been
adopted in violation of the rules
of the conference. Before govern
ment and labor delegates forced
a revision in the rules, a unanimous
vote was necessary for the confer
ence to act.
No Opinion
While the WSB approved the pro
posal, it also adopted a motion
stating that it was expressing no
opinion whether the wage proposal
had been adopted! in compliance
with conference riles or whether
it had any binding effect on the
Hence, the shipbuilding compan
ies would not be bound by the WSB
decision to put a wage increase in
to effect.
The board said it did not con
sider the disputed issues to be with
in its jurisdiction. It no longer has
authority over dispute cases.
Garrett said the majority position
was that the WSB had no reason
to go behind the official act of a
government official — McMillan —
to consider the merits of the dis
Up To Companies
One informed official said the
next move would be up to the;
companies and the unions.
If the companies should refuse
to put the wage increase into ef
fect, the unions could ask the Ship
building Stabilization committee,
parent body for the wage confer
ence, to enforce compliance. If the
committee could not win industry
consent, the issue would remain
for settlement in the courts or by
soaking, chilled citizens of Nanking
marched around The'Soviet embas
sy denouncing the Yalta agree
ment as a "spiritual atomic bomb’’
and shouting anti-Russian slogans.
Central News agency reported
that Tehsien in North Shantung pro
vince, Tungming in North Honan
and three cities in Shansi province
are surrounded by communists and
face “imminent starvation.’’ All
Eive cities are on railway lines gov
ernment communications in the
south with Peiping, Tientsin and
Manchurian cities.
Chairman Hatch (D-NM) of the
Senate Public Lands committee, to
which the nomination goes, told re
porters "I am disappointed” that
Mr. Truman did not choose “a
man familiar with the problems of
our Western states.”
Hatch added that Krug met his
first specification, that the new
Interior secretary be a man of in
telligence, integrity and ability.
Senator Cordon (R-Ore.) said
that Krug ‘‘has made an outstand
ing record in the War Production
Board, and if he repeats he is cer
tain to please ” Yet the Senator
said he was "non-plussed” at the
West Disappointed
Also ‘‘very much surprised,”
Senator Edwin C. Johnson (D
Colo.) said the west would be
"keenly disappointed,” although
Krug “has proved himself an able
Those were the exact words the
President used in describing Krug
to reporters. He said he thought
Krug would make an excellent In
terior secretary because of a great
deal of experience in administra
tive jobs.
"Was it your personal selection?”
a reporter inquired.
“It happens to be. yes,” the Chief
Executive replied with a chuckle.
And, in answer to a question, he
said he hadn’t told the White House
inner circle about the choice until
Tuesday morning.
He said he had considered a large
number of names, including that of
Senator O’Mahoney (D-Wyo.) But
ne said he had decided O’Mahoney
was too useful in the Senate, where
ne has served 13 years, to be
shifted to the cabinet.
Follows Roosevelt Lead
Mr. Truman pulled Krug out of
private business to run the Interior
department much in the manner
the late President Roosevelt pulled
aim out of the Navy to become
chairman of the War Production
Krug had served as head of the
WPB power branch and later as
deputy director general before he
was commissioned a lieutenant
commander in the Navy early In
Mr. Roosevelt let him stay in uni
form only a few months, then called
dim up when a blow-up in WPB
produced resignations of Chairman
Donald L. Nelson and Vice-Chair
man Charles E. Wilson. 1
Krug has a power back-ground.
After he was graduated from the
University of Wisconsin. He work
ed for awhile with the Wisconsin
Public Service commission. He was
with the Federal Communications
commission a year, then took
charge of power operations for the
Tennessee Valley Authority in 1937.
Dealt with Willkie
He negotiated one $80,000,000 deal
with the late Wendell Willkie. That
was for acquisition by TVA of dis
tribution and other facilities of the
Tennessee Electrii company. The
company was a subsidiary of Com
monwealth and Southern, of which
Willkie was president.
Usually Krug is quiet and soft
spoken. Some associates consider
iim shy. He shied away from a
575,000 a year job with the movie
industry because he felt better
lualified to handle business prob
The prospective new cabinet of
'icer is somewhat on the rotund
side. People who work with him
say he is a Democrat.
Ickes was an independent Re
publican when he became Interior
secretary in the original Roosevelt
cabinet. "He had no immediate com
ment on Krug as a successor. Ickes
quit in a huff after 13 years when
Mr. Truman said he could have
been mistaken in testimony regard
ing the Pauley appointment.
Ickes had testified to the Senate
Naval Committee that Pauley had
told him in 1944 that California oil
men would contribute $300,000 to
the Democratic political campaign
if the government would not press
claims to tidewater oil lands along
the coasts.
As for Oscar Chapman, who has
been serving as Acting Secretary
of Interior, the president said he
would continue as an Assistant Sec
Chapman said in a statement that
“all of the employees of the depart
ment of the Interior will “cordially
welcome’’ Krug. He said he felt
sure the department’s highly train
ed specialists “will continue to
serve loyally” under Krug.
A wave of resignations of sub
ordinates sometime accompanies
changes in the cabinet or in other
top government jobs.
,.ew scales grant a $12.50 weekly
basic wage and $50 minimum
guarantee. A six day milk strike
which shut off deliveries to 750,
000 Detroiters continued, however.
4— William E. B. Chase, spokes
man for the Railroad brotherhoods,
said at Houston, Tex., that 3,500
engineers and trainmen on the
Southern Pacific lines in Texas
and Louisiana would strike Sat
urday as the result of a long stand
ing dispute over grievances and
5— The CIO United Auto Workers
continued negotiations in Detriot
with representatives of the General
Motors corporation without any ma.
jor progress reported in efforts to
end the 98-day old strike of 175,
000 production workers. Special
Federal Mediator James F. Dewey
said “no Issues settled yet’1 as he
announced a'noiher session for Wed
6— In an effort to head off a
scheduled nationwide strike of tele,
phone workers set for March 7,
Secretary of Labor Schwellenbach
arranged a conference in Washing
ton with Joseph A. Beirne, presi
dent of the National Federation of
Telephone workers.
Suits Withheld
At the same time, however, Louis
Rothschild, executive director of
the National Association of Retail
Clothiers and Furnishers, said that
at least 700,000 men’s suits are be
ing withheld from the market be
cause cl delays in issuing a price
He said the orderjhad been prom
ised ty Jan. 15. Since it Is ex
pected to increase profits, manu
factuiers are witholding garments
until t is issued, he said. OPA said
it was doing everything possible to
get tie order out next week.
Richard Moore, representing a
Chatanooga, Tenn., department
store took up shirts and snorts for
men. He passed around a blue
stripid pair of shorts, priced at
$1.02 which he said was “no good,”
and a lavender pair, at 39 cent's
whici he termed excellent.
Can’t Figure It
He pointed out that the lavender
ones had elastic, while the $1.02
had an.y string. He said he could
not ixplain the price difference.
“I din’t know how the OPA figures
that,’ he said. “But we abide by
what they say.”
Hi added that he wouldn’t sell
the $.02 shorts, but “we’ve got to
stay in business and people°have
got ;o have underwear.” As for
shirk, he said he would like to
sell hose—“If we could get them ”
‘Asked by Sen. Theodore G.
Bilb«, (D. Miss.) if he didn’t
thin) OPA should be abolished
Moo:e said “yes, if they continue
the vay tney’re doing.”
5d Harlan, Nashville, Tenn.,
manufacturer of men’s work clothi
ng, said he was going out of busi
less “because so many hindrances
ire put in our way.” Daily, he
laid, his employes are going on
he “relief rolls.”
Cockroaches, originally confined
o the tropics, spread with the in
:rease of commerce.
groups coming to see the play.
It was reported that a survey of
the island and adjacent beaches
showed that overnight accommoda
tions for 1800 persons would be
available this year.
pledges Support
Governor R. Gregg Cherry ad
dressed the group briefly and
pledged the support of the State
in making the presentation of the
drama a success. He termed it
"one of the finest things ever creat
ed in North Carolina” and said
that it was a distinct asset ma
terially and spiritually to the peo
recognize the situation, and quite
another to be hypnotized by it. We
are hypnotized by it when in con
sidering American policy, we re
duce the problem, which is grave
and complicated, to the question of
whether we are appeasing or re
sisting the Russian expansion.
* * «
It is fashionable at the moment
to put the issue in this simple
form. But no good can come of it.
No sound and effective American
policy can be developed by men
who let their judgment be hypno
tized by the notion that we must
choose between yielding to the
Russians in all these disputed mat
ters or of resisting them all along
the line. That will lead only to
squandering our influence in empty
gestures and ineffective words, or
to our entanglement in a conflict
which it is easier to get drawn
into than it would be to conclude it.
For what is being proposed is,
as a matter of fact, that the yhited
States resist the Soviet expansion,
that it stop “appeasing” the Rus
sians, by underwriting every one
who opposes them. This is some
times called being tough with
Russia. It would certainly be tough
on the United States. For it would
commit and entangle us in China,
in southern Asia, the Middle East,
the Balkans, involve us with all
manner of reactionary and obsolete
forces, and deprive us of any con
structive initiative of our own. It
would almost certainly fail, and
our prestige and our influence
would be deeply impaired
♦ * *
The basic fallacy of the hypno
tized is that they are thinking only
of the expanding Russian power.
But the problem—to which Ameri
can policy has to be directed—is
not merely the expansion of the
Russian power. It is at the same
time the contraction of the British
power, the weakness of Europe, and
the weakness of China. If it were
not for the internal weakness of the
British Empire, of western Europe,
and of China, the limits of the Rus
sian expansion would be obviously
fixed and readily maintained.
That is what is usually forgotten
by those who want the United
States to get tough and stop “ap
peasing” the Russians. But if we
wish to think responsibly about oui
own interests and obligations, we
cannot forget it. For the real prob
lem is not how toughly we are pre
pared to talk against the Russians
but what we are able to do for the
Chinese, the British, and the west
ern Europeans, whose interna!
weakness has created the problem
It would be very amateurish in
deed, and dangerously irrespons
ible, to talk as if this weakness
could be corrected by an infusion
of American military and economic
* * *
My own view is that only by
taking an independent line can we
hope to exert effective influence,
For that reason I believe we should
instruct our new ambassador tc
Moscow to explain to the Kremlir
that the settlement of the war ir
Europe must not be prevented by
their upsetting the balance oi
power in the Mediterranean. As
evidence that we mean this I am
in favor of reconstituting an Amer
ican Mediterranean fleet. Then we
can negotiate a new arrangement
to replace the obsolete condition
of the Dardanelles, an arrange
ment which safeguards Trieste as
a central European, not as an
Italian or a Yugoslav port, a
settlement which does justice to
But in acting decisively t„
that the balance of power * se'
upset in the Mediterranean r'°‘‘
must at the same time’
promptly and urgently t0‘ b 5ct
about a European settlemer.- t: *
should be our essential aim a
. action in the Mediterranean shouS
, be taken in order that this d
; ^Jhaim should not interfered
; * * *
1 A European settlement must v,
1 gin with a four power agreement'
i -French. British, Russian. Arner
, ican fixing finally the regime £
■ western Germany, that is t0
’ of the Rhineland and the R ;hr
Once that is done, but only ' ^
i we can allow a central Germs.
3 government to be established aJ
- we can reduce the problem of thi
; German occupation from that r)
r military government to tha* 3
3 supervision and control.
Any agreement about the Rub.
3 would, of necessity, carry with it ,
, general European agreement and
plan of reconstruction. This would
j provide a true basis for American
and other loans to finance the re
■ vival of Europe.
Tickets for “New Moon”, the
famous Sigmund Romberg op
eretta to be given by the New
Hanover high school Glee Club
on Thursday, 3:00 p m. and
Friday, 8:00 p. m., are now on
sale at A. H. Yopp Piano com
pany and the school office.
Ray M. Galloway, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ray Galloway, Olean
der courts apartments will re
turn to Duke University Friday
to continue his Naval training.
He will get his commission in
the Navy in June.
T. G. Pope, assistant man
ager of the Wilmington Hotel,
said last night that hotel men
of the area are already feeling
the effects from rerouting of
traffic, caused by the accident
which occured Sunday, to the
Cooper river bridge, near
Two classes will meet in the
YWCA Thursday night includ
ing the Psychology class at 7
o’clock and the Marriage class
scheduled for 7:30 o’clock.
galloway to speak
Hay Galloway, executive sec
retary of the American Legion
will be the main speaker Fri
day night at'-the regular meet
ing of the Wilmington Business
and Professional Women’s club
to be held in the Friendly dining
room at 6 o’clock. Galloway
will speak on the “Blue Cross
Plans for Veterans ”
demonstration POSTPONED
The Sunset Park Home Dem
onstration club scheduled to
meet Friday will be postponed
until Friday, March 15, due to
the Home agent attending a
meeting in Lumberton.
There will he a meeting of
the veterans’ On the Job
Training committee at the
United States Employment
Service offices, N. Second
street at 4:30 Friday afternoon.
The purpose of the meeting
is to discuss with employers,
the progress which has been
made to furnish veterans on the
job training.
The regular Wednesday night
weiner roast and dance for
servicemen and service women,
will be held in the lobby of the
Second and Orange USO, the
Rev. Paul W. Holler said this
He explained that while the
City Recreation department’s
Hobby show is in progress in
the main auditorium of the
building, the service men and
women will have the oppor
tunity to enjoy their regular
Everyone who wishes to play
bridge has been invited to at
tend the regular bridge party
tonight at the Recreation de
partment, Fifth and Orange
USO building, Mrs. Elizabeth
May, said yesterday afternoon.
Bridge enthusiasts and be
ginners are invited, Mrs. May
explained that for beginners
there will be special tables and
someone to instruct them.
meet tonight
The study group of the Wil
mington Chapter, Order of
Hadassah, will meet tonight at
g o’clock at the home of Mrs.
Robert Berman, Hawthorne
Elder Gray will be the
preacher at Primitive Baptist
church, 506 Castle street to
j night at 7:30 o’clock.
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