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jlore Goods for Less Money
"Washington, March 10.
„,p\_president Truman’s new
wage-price P^cy was formally
Pleased Sunday night along
L government claims , that it
■fg increase the overaU
0f living and will have
S or no effect on rents and
the price of food and clothing.
W a series of 91 questions
* answers prepared by the
*p. the Office of Economic
stabilization and the National
XL Stabilization board, the
agencies forecast more refrig
erators washing machines,
Lmobiles and other peace
I to^oods but not at “a high
I er level of prices._
Reduced Bill
The new wage-price policy
^ d have no effect on rents
and little or no effect on food
and clothing,” they said.
Special steps are being taken
to increase production of low
priced clothing and thus re
duce the average family’s
clothing bill.”
They cautioned, however,
that prices of some metal
goods will increase somewhat
and said that although such in
creases mean a bulge in the
price line ‘‘there will be no
Economic Stabilizer Chester
Bowles said in an accompany
-S 4? & *
ing statement th *8 £ ;i
toward full pro' ^ r£’’<:d
ed eventually * 4? 4s' <S ..on”
—is being del' ^ & s. ,r and
doubt and v ' V ^ erest.”
“I beu. £*41 the new
wage-price p. et forth Sun
day” he said, the American
people have a blue-print that
can rid our economy of those
bottlenecks and clear the way
for the greatest flood of goods
this great nation has ever seen.
"AH of us, no matter how we
make our living, are entitled to
See PRICE On Page Two
need a new suit?
Move Begun To End
Clothing *Hoarding’
OPA Plan Expected To Cause Release of
700,000 Men’s And Boys’ Suits
To Market At Once
WASHINGTON, March 10.—(UP)—The Office of Price
Administration Sunday night moved to force men’s and boy’s
suits on the market with a new pricing program designed to
stop “hoarding” among clothing manufacturers.
It assure consumers that the effort should result in “no
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substantial cuaugc m me -e.—»
price of such clothing. Cheaper
lines may cost a little more, it
said, but there will be a compensat
ing'cut in the price of more ex
pensive items.
Substitute Plan
The agency said the program
mid wipe out inequities in indus
try prices by substituting a new
cost-plus-markup formula for the
old “price freeze” now in effect.
Under this plan, it said', all
manufacturers will determine their
prices on the basis of current costs
and their 1B43 profit margin. It
also restricts manufacturers to
their highest price line for 1942.
OPA officials said they are con
fident the plan will satisfy manu
facturers who have been with
holding new apparel until given
some form of price relief. The
See SUITS on Page Two
Monetary Conference Mem
bership Trend Now Away
From New York
SAVANNAH, Ga„ March 10.—(A5)
-A definite swing in favor of
Washington rather than New York
as the site for the new World Bank
and Monetary Fund developed
Sunday at the International Mone
tary conference. The American and
British delegations, however, are
sharply at odds on the matter and
the issue will have to be fought
Another shift in conference line
ups shows the United States dele
gation swinging to the opinion that
an American should head the World
Bank instead of the International
Monetary Fund, the bank’s eco
nomic twin, delegates reported
Sunday night, A revised estimate
of the importance 0f the bank was
>a;d to be a factor in the changing
Incomplete Poll
The leaning toward Washington
s tns location of the bank and
und came after an incomplete
P°l of delegates only yesterday
-■ov.ed a marked numerical pre
ference for New York.
fitain and Canada are leading
tm !i!Ve *or a Manhattan location
«.... e. ground that the bank and
und shouu not be ]ocated immedi.
the wing of the admin.
1,tratl°n and Congress.
At a Aboard
an African delegation meet
$26,000 CHURCH
Latter Day Saints Plan New
Building At Market And
Borden Street Site
Scheduled erection of a build
ing to house the Church of the Lat
ter Day Saints, at the corner of
Market and Borden streets, at an
estimated post of $26,000 was an
nounced last night.
Elder Benjamin B. Alward,
church official, of Salt Lake City,
Utah, making the announcement,
said that present housing facilities
at the church’s present location,
1413 Castle street, have proven in
adequate, and that the increased
attendance, and the bright outlook
for the future, makes the new and
larger building necessary.
Follows Conference
The announcement was made
following a two-day conference of
national and district officials in
The conference was concluded
last night, with a final session at
the Hampstead church, when new
assignments in the district were
The conference in Wilmington,
under the direction of Elder Gra
ham H. Doxey, president of the
Eastern Central States Mission,
and director of the North Carolina
East District Presidency, resulted
in some major changes in the Wil
mington branch.
Two Released
Former President Herman L.
Sanders, and his two counselors.
First, Cranmer Henderson, and
second, Alfred L. Laine, were re
leased from their duties as offi
Successors for these offices were
named. They are: President B.
Melvin Potter, and his First Coun
selor Kostos G. Leloudis, and Sec
ond Counselor, Jesse Sanders.
Anticipated for several months,
the new building project was given
the go-ahead signal yesterday by
the church headquarters, Salt Lake
City, through the mission’s Presi
dent G. H. Doxey.
Brick Construction
The building will be of brick
construction, and will have ade
quate space for a chapel, class
rooms, and a recreation hall.
Construction is expected to be
gin in the immediate future, ac
cording to Elder Alward, who said
that the property at Market and
Borden streets, has already been
See CHURCH on Page Two
Today and Tomorrow
mng with the announcement
!iS* body of the late Turkish
embassador is to be taken home
the , tEe battleship Missouri,
di,„, . Department has made a
anv ibat this decision has
lions t-1 meaning. The conven
this b di!>Iomacy may require
knows th },n.fact- as everyone
'.he -he obomc of this ship and
tide of its voyage to coin
the Miiji mounting crisis in
ticai /d e East constitutes a poli
“ demonstration.
!ore 'S our. intention, and there
to,;," quite’ important that we
tion p ,e our 0WI1 interpreta
jind J?n 'b Otherwise we may
Istanbul31 Moscow- London and
U1 nave put their conflicting
interpretations upon it. If this Mis
souri is to accomplish her real
mission, which is to promote
peace, we must make it clear ta all
concerned why, as the Middle
Eastern crisis mounts, we have
thoguht it advisable to exhibit at
the center of it this token of
American power. This would be
necessary in any event. It is par
ticularly necessary in the after
math of Mr. Churchill’s speech.
• * *
Our action is meant, of course,
to show that the United States has
a real, not merely a theoretical
and verbal, interest jn the Medi
terranean and the Middle East.
Gardner Says Business
Agenda May Embrace
Inspection Trip
It is possible that the New Han
over Board of County Commission
ers will begin its “tour of inspec
tion” of Legion stadium today.
The inspection was proposed at
the board’s meeting two weeks ago.
Chairman Addison Hewlett was at
tending the aviation hearing in
Philadelphia at that time, however,
and the rest of the board voted to
put off the inspection until hi$ re
Out Of Way
Upon Chairman Hewlett’s re.
turn from Philadelphia, the all-im
portant matter of the Bluethenthatt
airport authority demanded the
board’s full attention. The board
put that problem out of the way
last Wednesday when it created
the new Wilmir.gton-New Hanover
Airpoort Authority in special ses
Harry Gardner, county commis
sioner and airport authority mem.
her, said yesterday that now that
the air port problem has been dis
posed of so satisfactorily, he hopes
Legion stadium will be next in the
line for solution.
Board In Accord
At the board meeting two weeks
ago, Gardner and the other board
members—Louis Coleman, George
Trask, and James Hall—agreed
unanimously that the stadium, in
cluding the ball field and the
stables, is greatly in need of im
Coleman’s suggestion that a
“home-run fence” be erected
around the field “to give the field
a big league appearance as well
as attract more customers to the
games” received enthusiastic re
sponse from a majority of the
“I hope we can get out there
Monday afternoon,” Gardner said
yesterday, “and get things rolling.”
WASHINGTON, March 10.—
(U.R)—William Wallace, Ameri
can vice consul in Moscow, was
attacked and beaten by a group
of Russian civilians recently
after their automobiles collided
near the Russian capital, it was
disclosed Sunday night.
A state department spokes
man confirmed the incident but
said that full details have not
yet been received.
He said fragmentary infor
mation from Moscow showed
that the Russian police were
“most cooperative and helpful”
and that the State department
thus far is “completely satis
fied with their handling of the
A United Press dispatch from
Moscow on March 5 said the
incident occurred last Sunday
in the outskirts of the city.
The Weather
North Carolina: Monday fair with mild
South Carolina: Monday fair and slight
ly warmer in the afternoon.
(Eastern Standard Time)
(By U. S. Weather Bureau)
Meteorological data for the 24 hours
ending 7:30 p.m. yesterday.
1:30 a.m. 50; 7:30 a.m. 44; 1:30 p.m. 59;
7:30 p.m. 52.
Maximum 60; Minimum 44; Mean 52;
Normal —
1:30 a.m. 76; 7:30 a.m. 57; 1:30 p.m. 36;
7:30 p.m. 81.
Total for 24 hours ending 7:30 p.m.—
_inches. f
Total since the first of the month—
0.33 inches.
Tides For Today
(From the Tide Tables published by
U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey).
High Low
Wilmington - 4:15 a.m. 31:37 a.m.
4:42 p.m. 11:51 p.m.
Masonboro Inlet _ 2:07 a.m. 8:34 a.m.
2:38 p.m. 8:45 p.m.
Sunrise 6:28; Sunset 6:16; Moonrise
12:14 pm.; Moonset 2:09 a.m.
See THE WEATHEB on Page Two '
Fascist Tag
Put On Army
In Germany
Soviets Critisize U. S.
Policy In Prosecuting
German “Capitalists”
Claim Manchurian Stand Is
Provoking Anti - Soviet
Campaign In World
MOSCOW, March 10—(UP)
—Russian commentators, con
tinuing a critical exposition of
the foreign policy of Allied na
tions, Sunday complained of
American and Chinese policy
in Manchuria, the alleged
maintenance of “Fascist” armies
in the American and British oc
cupation zones in Germany and
American slowness in prosecuting
German capitalists.
Another article demanded that
the Franco regime in Spain be
Soviet Meets Today
The articles were published as
ielegates for the first session of
foe newly elected supreme Russian
Soviet or parliament streamed in
:o Moscow for their opening meet
ing Monday.
It is likely that Foreign Com
missar Viacheslav Molotov, in a
formal report to the Soviet in for
;ign affairs will make an im
portant speech during the one week
session, perhaps Tuesday.
A foreign commentator for the
Vavy newspaper Red Fleet took
rp Manchuria and said that some
groups in the United States and
Ifoina were deliberately distorting
he real situation in connection
vith the presence of Russian
Anti-Soviet Campaign
Despite a recent explanation by
See FASCIST on Page Two
Bordeaux Murder, Other
Counts To Be Tried By R.
Hunt Parker In Court
The March criminal term of
Superior court, opening here today,
vill be a period of heavy duty for
fudge R. Hunt Parker, Roanoke
Of first importance on the 75
:ase docket is the trial of Mrs.
Joreen G. Collins, 30 year old
Wilmington mother, charged with
;he knife murder of Mrs. Edward
F. Bordeaux on Feb. 10.
Especial interest attaches to the
irial as it is said to be the first
murder case involving a white
person to be heard in the court
in several years.
Westcott Case
Judge Parker, who will preside
at the trial, last held court here
in 1941 when Roland Westcott was
tried for the murder of Mildred
Lee. Westcott was found guilty and
sentenced to death.
The Collins hearing will prob
ably be scheduled for the latter
half of the session in order for the
lighter cases to be dealt with with
out inconvenience to witnesses.
Also tentatively scheduled for the
See DOCKET on Page Two
Along The Cape Fear
ANOTHER “FIRST”—We’re sure
low that the normal routine of
peace-time living is about to settle
nto its old groove.
Yesterday we saw a man on the
street carrying in his arms, like
i precious new-born baby, a brand
spanking new child’s tricycle.
The man had stars in his eyes, so
we can imagine what the child
who gets the tricycle will have in
lis—the whole universe. Yes, that
ihild’s eyes ought to reveal more
;han the new 200-inch telescope in
California. . .
All of which brings us around to
vhat we want to tell you about to
lay You guessed it—we ve dug
ip another “first and famousest
n Wilmington.
# * •
S150 BICYCLE — Mr. R. F.
Jamme of Eagle Island has a pic
ture of the first bicyele brought
into this section of North Carolina.
The bicycle was a Columbia
make, with steel-spoked wheels.
The front wheel was over four feet
high and the back one about one
foot high.
And the whole ensemble cost
Maybe that’s why Mr. Ed Lilley,
Mr. Willie Gordon, and Mr. JR, F.
Hamme, Sr., split the ownersljgp
three ways. One hundred and fifty
dollars was a lot of money back
in those days—and still is, particu
larly for a bicycle.
* » *
Hamme, Jr., tells us that the bi
cycle was the dickens to ride—in
fact we are tempted to say that it
See CAPE PEAK on Page Two
Correspondents See Plant Razed By Reds_
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In the midst of rubble and surrounded by win
dowless walls, American correspondents inspect
the Akiwumei Rubber factory in Mukden after it
bad been stripped of its equipment and blasted by
Soviet forces. According to reports, of some 900
plants, employing more than 2,000 persons each,
only three were not looted. Chinese officials said
the Russians shipped 500 carloads of valuable
equipment from Manchuria daily. (International
Former Servicemen Re-En
list As Job Wages Will
Not Meet Living Costs
The-increase in-the cost of living,
inability of discharged war vet
erans to find jobs, and the impos
sibility of maintaining even a
‘‘healthful’’ standard of living frojn
existing wage and salary rates,
were given last week as reasons for
veterans to return to the Army.
“Decent jobs just are not to be
found here—that is jobs at which
we can earn enough to support our
families and ourselves,” the vet
erans complained, as they filed ap
plications to reenter the Army,
W,hich has been “home” to most of
them for the past four to six years.
I^j. N. G. Cottle, said last night.
Many Displaced
It has been calculated that a
large number of veterans who are
returning to the Army through the
local recruiting station, are dis
placed persons who either had jobs
here in the war industries, or have
their families here. However, even
this was discounted as an excuse
for the large number of dissatisfied
“The men have been out of con
tact with the gigh living costs for
several years,- and are finding it
hard to get accustomed to paying
the high prices,” It. Cottle said.
Miss Low Prices
“They miss the low prices which
they have been accustomed to pay
ing at Army canteens, and say that
they had more clear money, when
they received their low rate Army
pay, than they hfve now, even if
their pay is twice as much as it
was when they w£e in the Army.”
Cottle said the offices had a
‘‘very successful week, having ac
cepted 25 applicants for the Army,
most of whom are ex-servicemen.
He said that about 30 others were
interviewed and are expected to
return for induction this week.
For Benefits
“While many of the enlistees are
returning for benefits they receive
in the regular Army, there ire
those who just seem to be unable
to cope with present conditions,
particularly the financial read
justment phase.”
Red Cross Workers
To Get Instruction
Women’s Division Will Meet In Morning
While Men Will Gather For1 Dinner
At St. John’s Parish House
With a goal of $41,000, the solicitation phase of the 1946
National Red Cross Fund campaign will officially kick-off
here Tuesday as the women’s and men’s divisions in the city
and county are scheduled to meet for final instructions.
About 350 workers will start solicitations on that dav
TUCSON, Ariz., March 10.
—(JP)—Thirty persons were in
jured in a’ Greyhound bus ac
cident Saturday night after the
driver died at the wheel fol
lowing a heart attack.
The hus plunged off the left
side of the highway and over
turned despite the frantic ef
forts of a woman passenger to
hold the steering wheel wfcen
the driver collapsed. The ac
cident occurred about 16 miles
east of Tucson.
Passengers said the driver,
John H. Albright of Phoenix,
had been involved in an argu
ment a few minutes before with
a motorist who allegedly had
zig-zagged his car in front of
the bus for many miles.
WASHINGTON, March 10.—(U.R)
—■Edwin W. Pauley said Sunday
night that former Secretary of the
Interior Harold L. Ickes "has
stuck his neck out once too often”
by leveling charges of waste and
inefficiency against the Navy de
In a statement defending his
nomination to be Undersecretary
of the Navy, Pauley described as
a near “criminal indictment
See ICKES on Page Two
And So To Bed..
Nothing reassures one’s faith
in human nature so much as
a friendly gesture from the long
arm of the law.
The other night three young ,
men on a week-end frolic ,
motored out to a dance at Caro- ,
lina Beach. They started to go
in but stopped short when the ,
sheriff appeared at the door. .
They had, you see, a bottle \
of wine with them, and the t
sheriff spotted it.
“Guess we’II drink this in the t
car,’\they apologized. a
“Oh no you won’t,” said the g
sheriff, grasping their arms. s
“There’s no party going on in v
your car. Ton come on and v
drink it in here.” c
headed by Co-chairmen F. P.
O’Crowley and Harry Solomon who
are expected to speak at both
Meet Today
Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock,
the Women’s division will meet in
the First Presbyterian church with
Rabbi Samuel A. Friedman as
principal speaker.
A dinner meeting at 6:30 o’clock
will launch the men’s division par
ticipation in the drive, which will
be held in St. John’s Episcopal
church. Marion Barnhill, former
bomber pilot, will be the main
speaker and will give an account
of his experiences in a German
prison camp. He will also conduct
a question and answer discussion
with information taken from a
diary he kept while a prisoner.
Gerdes to Speak
The Rev. E. W. Halleck, rector
of St. John’s Episcopal ohurch, will
open the meeting with invocation
and Rabbi W. Sajowitz will deliver
See KICKOFF on Page Two
two wisconsInmen
FREEPORT, III., March 10.
—UP)—Two Kenosha, Wis., men
were found dead Saturday in
a car completely buried by
snow, and a coroner’s Jury
Sunday decided the deaths
were from suffocation caused
by exhaustion of oxygen.
The men were Nello Del
Frate, 50, and Louis Gentile,
170,000 Red
Troops Take
City Suburb
Soviet Withdrawal Causes
Communists To Threat
en Manchuria Capital
Fires Still Raging In Muk
den As Troops Take Over
Sections Of City
CHUNGKING, March 10—
(UP)—Four divisions of Chi
n e s e nationalist reinforce
ments have been rushed into
burning Mukden to wrest the
city from Chinese communist
troops already in control of
the northern and eastern suburbs,
Chinese sources said Sunday.
These reports estimated that
170,000 Communist troops are
threatening to take over the Man
churian city in the wake of a sud
den and unexplained Russian with
drawal to the north and south.
Situation Tense
Central news agency said the
situation in Mukden was tense, with
several fires still raging. The
Communists were reported to have
seized the eastern suburbs and the
Manchu mausoleum on the north
ern outskirts.
Chinese intelligence reports said
the Communists hive 100,000 troopa
south of the city and 70,000 to the
east. One division of Nationalist
troops camped on the outskirts of
Mukden was moved in as soon as
it became known that the Rus
sians were withdrawing. Chinese
Remains Of Catholic Pre
late To Be Flown To St.
Louis On Wednesday
DUBLIN, March 10—(U.R>—The
body of Cardinal Glennon of St.
Louis, clad in his princely robes,
was taken in procession Sunday
night to All Hallow’s college In
Central Dublin where he studied
for the priesthood.
High mass will be said at the
college Monday. The body will be
moved Tuesday a t Mullingar,
where the Cardinal was born 93
years ago. It is to be flown to St.
Louis from Shannon Airport Wjfl
Hussars In Lead
A squadron of the Blue Hussars
of the mounted guards of President
Sean O’Kelly, at whose residence
in Phoenix Park Cardinal Glenn
died Saturday, led the procession to
All Hallow’s. The Hussars wore
uniforms of the 18th century, blue
with saffron badges, helmets and
plumes and high black packboots.
Behind them were a battalion of
infantry and a 50 piece band pro
vided by the city.
Mouring crowds lined the six
mile route from the Presidential
residence to the college.
Lies In State
All day the body had lain in
state in the great drawing room.
By 5 p. m., it was estimated, more
than 3,000 persons including of
See CARDINAL on Page Two
Weathermen Hits It Right
Ninety Per Cent Of Time
Will tomorrow be fair or rainy,
warm or cold? The Weather Bu
eau answers that question, and
line times out of 10 it is right.
For doubts of the doubters not
withstanding, weather forecasts
.re reliable because of the scienti
ic skill and accurate information
sed in preparing them.
While to the man on the street,
he Weather Bureau office in the
verage city is just a roomful of
adgets, gimmicks and graphs,
nd presided over by some guy
rtio is seldom, very seldom, right
dth his predictions of things to
ome in the way of sun, storms,1
tidal waves or tornadoes, the fact
remains that it is one of a network
of over 200 similar stations where
accurate data is received and dis
Signs are Oat
When John Q. Citizen picks up
the phone and calls the Weather
Bureau for information on prob
able rain tomorrow, the man at the
other end of the wire doesn’t gabe
outside the window for a “sign”
before he answers. He has already
checked and rechecked the morn
ing or evening reports gathered
from all other points in the United
See NINE On Page Two

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