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HILL COMMENDED
FOR ARMY SERVICE
Two Generals Laud Wort
Performed B y Colonel
Now In Customs Office
Col. John Bright Hill, U. S. Col
lector of Customs still on terminal
leave from the Army, has recently
received two commendations for
work accomplished in the Judge
Advocate general's department.
The first commendation, from
Brig. Gen. A. W. Vanaman, was
received by Col. Hill for his work
as Judge Advocate of the San An
tonio Air Service command in Tex
as. It came from the first general
officer in the American Army who
was captured by the Nazis in Ger
many.
In 1944. Gen. Vanaman was cap
tured after he parachuted from a
plane over Nazi controlled Ger
many. Captured, he was placed in
the position of liason officer be
tween the American Red Cross and
the Germans and also was the
spokesman for American prisoners
of the Germans. Just before he
went overseas, Gen. Vanaman
wrote Col. Hill:
“As Judge Advocate of the San
Antonio Air Service command, and
a member of my staff, you have
consistently evidenced an exem
plary devotion to duty, unselfish
loyalty and commendable efficien
cy in fulfilling your responsibili
ties.
The second commendation came
from Maj. Gen. F. L. Anderson,
assistant chief of the Air Staff,
Headquarters Army Air Forces in
Washington, D. C. Stationed in the
office of the Air Judge Advocate,
Col. Hill was chief of the Legisla
tive Research and Drafting sec
tion. Gen. Anderson wrote:
‘‘You have displayed exceptional
organizational ability in establish
ing the legislative research and
drafting section of the Air Judge
Advocate’s office. You were chosen
for these tasks because of your un
usual abilities in the legislative
field. The work of this section is
of extreme national importance, re
quiring sound judgement and de
tailed legislative research event
ually forming the groundwork of
congressional legislation. Your
prior education, legal training and
cooperative spirit was a prime fac
tor toward insuring the success of
the work of the section.”
Too tight or too loose sleeves
should be avoided by the womar
with thin or heavy arms.
BALTIMORE MAM
TO HEAD SOCIETY
l (Continued From Page One)
Joseph B. Cheshire, Raleigh, trea
surer; Frances O. Clarkson, Char
lotte, assistant treasurer; and Wil
liam' ET. Bush, member of the stand
ing committee in the general soci
ety.
General Washington in 1783 found
, ed the original Society of Cincinnati
I and served as its first president
! from 1783 to 1789. The society was
split into 13 divisions, each division
representing one of the 13 colonies,
and only Gen. Washington’s best
officers were admitted to member
ship.
Since it was founded, the society
has carried on the tradition. Only
first sons of the first sons, of the
original members may belong to
the society. The original 13 soci
eties are still in existence and re
present the 13 states which grew
out of the 13 colonies.
ATTENDING MEETING
State Senator and Mrs. Edwin C.
Gregory, Salisbury, and Mr. and
Mrs. John Tillery Gregory, former
ly of Salisbury but now of Little
Rock, Ark., were among those at
tending the convention of the So
ciety of Cincinnati in Wilmington
this week-end.
Senator Gregory is a member of
the Virginia Society of Cincinnati
! through his ancesto r,hte youthful
! Captain John Gregory, an officer of
the Continental army in the War
of the Revolution, a member of the
staff of General George Washing,
ton and a close friend of General
Lafayette.
Mrs. Edwin Gregory has served
as state regent of the North Caro
lina Daughters of the American
Revolution, and several terms as
the vice-president of the National
Society of DAR. Chairman of th*.
Salisbury chapter of C o 1 o ni a 1
Dames, she is a daughter of the
late U. S. Senator Lee S. Overman
and a granddaughter of the late
U. S. Senator and Supreme Court
Chief Justice Augustus S. Merri
mon.
John Tillery Gregory is a mem
ber of the North Carolina Society of
Cincinnati, as the representaive of
youth John Tillery, who was also
an officer of the Continental army
in the War of the Revolution and
on the staff of General Washington.
Mrs. John Gregory is a member
of the Colonial Dames Society of
Little Rock, Ark.
Linen was first manufactured
jin England by Flemish weavers
'in 1253.
ACCIDENT VICTIM !
DECLARED CRITICAL
Goldsboro Man, Passenger
In Over-T urned Oil
Tanker, May Survive
Elnor Combs, Goldsboro, injured
critically in the same accident
which claimed the life of his riding
companion, last night was in ser
ious condition in James Walker
Memorial hospital.
Hospital attendants said Combs,
suffering from a combination of
bone fractures and other injuries,
had an even chance of survival,
however.
Killed in the same accident was
Luther A. Gurley, Mount Olive,
driver of a heavily-laden oil tank
er that jack-knifed on U. S. High
way 17 near the Prince George
creek bridge south of Castle Hayne
late F"iday afternoon.
The tanker-truck, carrying 4,000
gallons of gasoline, overturned and
crashed in to a roadside ditch. The
inflammable fuel created a traffic
hazard until it was drained off the
highway.
Acting Coroner E. L. Strickland
said last night had been unable
to locate any witnesses to the acci
dent and that a decision determin
ing an inquest would be withheld
temporarily.
DRAFT LAW SEEN
AS TORRID ISSUE
WASHINGTON, April 6.— (JP) —
For the first time since its original
enactment in 1940, the draft law
is likely to become a red-hot politi
cal issue in this year’s congression
al elections.
That became apparent today as
the House Military committee in
dicated a determination to throw
into the lap of the new congress
the entire matter of peacetime ex
tension of the selective service act.
The act expires on May 15 of this
year.
Should congress go along with
the committee, many members be
lieve, the proposition of whether to
keep the law on the books through
1947 will be one of the first demand
ing a decision from the 80th con
gress when it convenes in Jan
uary.
And because of intense public in
terest, they believe, the voters will
demand that candidates for elec
tion to the 80th congress take a
stand in their campaign.
TRUMAN ASKS STRONG
MILITARY FORCES TO
UPHOLD WORLD PEACE
(Continued From Page One)
phasized, because of its own in
terest in peace and security there.
Our "universal” foreign policy,
Mr. Truman asserted, must guide
our relations with every country,
no matter how remote it is from
our shores.
Will Back UN To Utmost
The United Nations, which he
said the United States would back
"to the utmost,” has a right, he
declared flatly, to insist that the
sovereignty and integrity of the
Near and Middle East countries
must not be threatened “by co
ercion and penetration” through
outside rivalries which might
"erupt into conflict.”
Mincing no words in his role as
a spokesman for the weak every
where, he expressed the hope of
his country "for rhe peaceful set
tlement of difference which have
arisen between colonial people and
colonial sovereigns in all areas.”
To back up his strong language,
he renewed his plea for extension
of the selective service act another
year, a program of universal train
ing and a merger of the Army and
Navy into a single department of
national defense with the air forces
having co-equal status.
Prior to his speech, in a wind
swept, chilly, seven-hour visit to
Chicago he was cheered by thous
ands in a brief parade to his hotel,
questioned for 20 minutes by quick
thinking high school journalists and
feted at a civic luncheon.
He told his unprecedented teen
age news conference that he favor
ed extending to 18-year-olds the
right to vote since boys of that age
had proved in time of war their
devotion to the highest principles
of citizenship. He told them also
to read and study the sermon on
the mount to prepare themselves
for the days ahead.
The Army, Mr. Truman said at
Soldier Field, can be “continuously
and adequately supplied for anoth
er year only by the selective serv
ice act.” Universal training is nec
essary, he said, to assure the coun
try of a trained citizenship in time
nf rriRis.
“No one knows yet what would
be needed in terms of infantry, ar
tillery, pilots or bombs” in “the
atomic age,” he continued solemn
ly, but modern warfare requires
“the total mobilization of ail men
and all energies.”
“First Target”
“Next time—if there must be a
next time—we are likely to be the
first target,” he said.
The President expressed convic
tion that the United Nations Secur
ity Council is “fully capable” of
settling disputes between any na
tions of the world, however differ
ent their philosophies, traditions
and interests, if it reflects “the
legitimate aspirations and needs”
of fellow members.
“The United States,” he an
nounced at one point, “intends to
join with the other sovereign re
publics of America in a regional
pact to provide a common defense
against attack.”
Explaining America’s interest in
outside rivalries all over the globe,
the President said simply:
“Remember that the first World
War began in Serbia, that the
peace of Versailles was first brok
en in Manchuria and that the sec
ond World War began in Poland.”
Control and reform of Japan,
he said, “is only a beginning” of
American policy in the Orient. In
that connection he mentioned:
The U. S. working in Korea with
Korean leaders and Soviet Rus
sian allies “to create a provisional
democratic government.”
Chinese leaders, through “wise
counsel” of special Envoy Gen.
George C. Marshall, “on the road
to achieve political unity by peace
ful democratic processes.”
The Philippine commonwealth on
July * uecunuiig a auhj suvciugu
and independent nation.”
Mr. Truman said: “we seek to
encourage a quick revival of eco
nomic activity and international
trade in the Far East. To do that,
we stand ready to extend credits
and technical assistance to help
build the peace.”
The President recognized “im
portant interests” of Great Brit
ain, Russia and other nations in
the Far East, but asserted: “in re
turn we expect recognition by them
that we also have an interest in
maintaining peace and security in
that area.”
He said nations confronted with
“grave problems” of the near and
middle east, due to land, air and
water communications of great
economic and strategic import
ance, “are not strong enough, indi
vidually or collectively, to with
stand powerful aggression.”
“It is easy to see, therefore,” he
continued, “how the near and mid
dle east might become an arena of
intense rivalry between outside
powers and how such rivalry might
suddenly erupt into conflict. No
country, great or small, has legiti
mate interests in the near or mid
dle east which can not be recon
ciled with the interests of other na
tions through the United Nations.”
FIFTH MARCHES AGAIN
CHICAGO, April 6.— (U.PJ —The
Fifth Infantry division march
ed in glory today down Michigan
boulevard.
It was more than a parade, this
show of victorious fighting power.
The famed Fifth, reinforced by
other powerful units on the ground
and in the air, represented all the
Army; the thousands lining the
avenue sometimes awed by the
five-mile line of spectacle, were
America, cheering all our victori
us forces.
In the nation’s most elaborate ob
servance of Army day—the 29th an
liversary of our entry into World
War I—the 15,000 men and their
massive war machines stepped
off at 11 a. m. (C.S.T.) from the
Michigan avenue bridge.
There were 100 heavy and light
tanks, 14 self-propelled guns and
Howitzers, 24 tank destroyers and
109 half-tracks and scout cars.
Overhead thundered B-29 Super
Fortresses, medium bombers,
Eighters, and two of the Army’s
new P-80 “shooting star.”
The “shooting stars” were the
biggest hit of the air review. They
buzzed the review stand repeated
ly, moving so fast that the Presi
dent had trouble following their
night.
Reaching Congress street, the
parade vanguard—including medal
of honor heroes and ranking di
vision chiefs—snapped “eyes left”
to President Truman who himself
once was a private in the Fifth
rliiricinn ranks
COUNTRY OBSERVES
COLORFUL ARMY DAY
(Continued From Page One)
ean theater, said in an Army Day
talk that “the United Nations have
the means to achieve the objec
tives of outlawing the crimi’iality
of aggressive war.”
Gen. Joseph T. McNarney, Amer
ican commander in the Europear
theater, told troops at Frankfort,
Germany that they were “involv
ed in a struggle to replace the
destructive ideas of Nazism with
the constructive ideas of democ
racy.”
In Korea, Lt. Gen. John H
Hodge, commander of the 24th Ar
my corps occupation forces, rip
ped into those forces which he
said sought to “break down anc
defame” the Army. He blamed de
structive criticism on the “agita
tor, anarchist, the foreign-guidec
and inspired ismites” and said the
wish of their sponsors wa's *‘tc
see our nation reduced to impoten
cy both from a national and in
ternational standpoint.”
Lt. Gen. Wilhelm D. Styer sak
in Manila that the United States
on the threshhold of the atomic
age, was “contemplating with awe
and apprehension its hidden pos
sibilities, which are beyond com
prehension.”
OPEN HOUSE
(By The Associated Press)
The Army held open house to
day at its installations throughout
North Carolina in observance o1
Army Day.
Gates were thrown open to the
public at Fort Bragg, at adjoin
ing Pope Field, installations near
Fayetteville; at Seymour Johnsor
Field, Goldsboro; and at Greens
boro overseas replacement depot.
And where the public could not
come to the Army, the Army came
to the public.
Fort Bragg units at Wilson anc
Rocky Mount and elsewhere in the
state the military co-operated with
American Legion posts, other vet
erans organizations and civic
groups in staging local Army Daft
observances.
Civic and service organizations
took over parade reins at Wil
mington. At Raleigh the public
was treated to a display of Army
ordnance equipment ranging from
oazookas to 155 millimeter howit
zers.
Army equipment was on display
at all military reservations and
Seymour Johnson Field filled out
its Army Day program with an
aerial show.
The Weather
FORECAST
(Eastern Standard Time)
(By U. S. Weather Bureau)
Meteorolgical data for the 24 hours end
ing 7:30 p.m. yesterday.
Temperatures
1:30 a.m. 57; 7:C3a.m. 53; 1:30 p.m. 62;
7:30 p.m. 65.
Maximum 70; Minimum 51; Mean 61;
Normal 59.
Humidity
1:30 a.m. 82; 7:30 a.m. 62; 1:30 p.m. 54;
7:30 p.m. 61.
Precipitation
Total for 24 hour;: ending 7:30 p.m.—
0.00 inches.
0.00 inches.
Total since the first of the month —
Tides For Today
(From the Tide Tables published by
U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey I
High Low
Wilmington - 1 :54 a.m. 9:19 a.m,
2.23 p.m. 9:27 p.m.
12 :13 p.m. 6 :13 p.m.
Masonboro Inlet _ - a.m. 6:02 a.m,
Sunrise 5:51; Sunset 6:37; Moonrise 10:0£
a.m.; Moonset 12:01 a.m.
River Stage at Fayetteville, N. C. at £
a.m. Saturday, (no report) feet.
WASHINGTON, April 6.—LP)—Weather
Bureau report of temperature and rain
fall for the 24 hours ending 8 p.m. in
the principal cotton growing areas and
elsewhere:
Station High Low Prec,
WILMINGTON _ 70 51 0.0(
Asheville - 64 43 O.OC
Atlanta - 72 53 0.02
Boston _ 50 36 O.OC
Chattanooga _ 66 48 0.13
Chicago - 48 39 0.64
Cleveland - 53 43 0.05
Detroit _ 52 43 O.OC
Fort Worth _ 94 67 O.OC
Galveston - 80 69 0.V
Kansas City - 67 51 0.0<
Knoxville - 63 48 O.OC
Los Angeles-- 66 49 0.02
Louisville - 71 50 0.01
Miami - 79 74 O.OC
Mobile _ 84 56 O.OC
New Orleans- 84 61 O.OC
New York-—- 57 39 0.02
Norfolk - 68 48 O.OC
Pittsburgh - 48 40 0.02
Richmond --— 68 48 0.00
St. Louis _ 68 49 0.0!
San Francisco- 58 45 0.00
Savannah - 84 54 O.OC
Washington - 66 43 O.OC
U. S. STEEL, AFL
REJECT OFFERS TO
REOPEN COAL MINES
(Continued From Page One)
ahead into an instrument to sow
dissention and discord among the
operators.”
Moses said he spoke only for U
S. Steel when he talked to Lewis
last Monday, but that other opera
tors and other steel companies
knew that he had gone there t(
present his viewpoint, even thougl
all of them were unwilling to paj
wage adjustments retroactively.
U. S. Steel proposed to Lewi
that its captive mines be reopenei
and the old contract extended fo:
30 to 60 days, pending final set
tlement of a new soft coal wagi
agreement. The company wouli
agree to pay any wage increas1
retroactively to April 1.
Moses said Lewis’ casual offc
to negotiate a contract "implie
the acceptance by us in advance
of his program in full, plus th
addition of what he has describe!
as folding money regardless of it
impact on government wage pric<
policies.”
Moses said that when he mad
the proposal to Lewis on behal
of U. S. Steel “I asked him wha
the bill would be.”
“Lewis said it would be foldinj
money,” Moses added.
Lewis said that Moses had re
vealed what he called a secre
meeting to his associate soft coa
negotiators for the first time tt
day.
“I renewed my counter-offer thi
morning and suggested that w*j
walk out of the conference arm in
arm to negotiate a complete con
tract,” Lewis said “it was my no
tion that it ->uld be completed in
a few days and the wants of the i
steel industry fully taken care of.” |
! Lewis said he chose to make the
proposal and counter-proposal pub-:
Uc because life felt that Moses had
violated the confidence of a per-:
son conference when he reported
their discussions at today’s nego
1 dating conference.
1 He said he had not heard from
Moses since making the counter,
proposal.
REACH AGREEMENT
DETROIT, April 6—(£•)—Peace
makers in the six-day-old bus and
trolley car strike reached nn
agreement today which may re
store public transportation in this
metropolitan area of nearly 2.000.
000 within 24 hours.
Franciscan friars were the fjrst
white men to set foot in what ,s
now Nevada.
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