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' SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 1946
Jesus came not so much to preach the
gospel but that by His death and resur
rection there might be « gospel to preach.
This is the glorious message of Easter.—
The Rev. R. W. Dale. D. D.
Welcome, Sinclair
Wilmington has long been an im
portant distribution center for pe
troleum and petroleum products. Be
fore the war it was the largest south
of Baltimore. On the testimony of oil
men yesterday, the port has again
reached that position in the reviving
commerce on the Cape Fear. It is
seldom indeed that a glance down the
river does not reveal a tanker at one
terminal or another.
To further advance its position, the
Sinclair Oil Company announces its
purpose to build a $750,000 terminal,
which will include eight tanks, and
reinforces its announcement by the
purchase of one tract of land and an
The tanks will hold 558,000 barrels
of oil, which amounts roughly to 23,
436,000 gallons. To we holders of A
ration cards during the war, which
permitted us to buy from four to two
gallons a week, according to the sup
ply in excess of the war demand, this
total has an astronomical sound. Its
movement through the port in addition
to the combined business of the other
terminals which gave the port its origi
nal high standing will have a marked
effect upon the port’s prosperity.
Now that a thirty-two-foot channel
is in sight, with the possibility that it
may ultimately be thirty-five feet,
larger tankers will be coming in and
the gross volume of petroleum and its
products handled here will steadily
Welcome, Sinclair.
Famine Relief
As the best supplied country in the
world it is right that the United States
take the leadership in relieving star
vation abroad, but it is gratifying that
the program to be put in effect to
night, by which wheat consumption
will be reduced 25 per cent from the
level at the same time last year, is to
be shared by our allies, and that’form
#r President Hoover, speaking from
■^gypt, called in no uncertain terms up
ap Britain to cut her breadstuffs
pipeline” surplus in half, that Russia
increase her monthly contribution to
*00,000 tons monthly from the pres
ent 75,000 tons, and that Latin Ameri
can countries import 40 per cent less
wheat and flour from the United
States, Canada and the Argentine, as
a means of saving millions of mortals
from death by starvation.
If this proposal is followed, in ad
dition to the United States reduction
In wheat and its proposal to buy corn
and oat meal in huge quantities, it will
be possible to tide the famine-ridden
peoples—150,000,000 by Mr. Hoover’s
estimate—over until new crops are
President Truman declares the
world has never faced such a terrible
condition. Truly enough he says
’‘America cannot remain healthy and
happy in the same world where mil
lions of human beings are starving.
A sound world order cannot be built
upon a foundation of human misery.”
We are convinced that Americans
are ready and willing to accept their
full share of responsibility to correct
the situation. They will go on short
rations gladly in the hope of helping
hungry hordes of Europe and Asia
back to normal health.
They will do so the more readily if
the appeal to other nations capable of
doing more is heeded.
“He Is Risen”
Not since 1939 has Easter had such
deep spiritual significance. For the
Christian world, the Resurrection
means more to the people of the earth,
weary of war and the needless mortal
sacrifices of war, since that little group
gathered at the Sepulchre to find the
door open and Christ risen.
The world has not found its way
back to peace. The aftermath of the
battle finds nations quarrelsome, with
many ugly spectres abroad. There is
physical suffering in famine-stricken
lands, with unrest everywhere; but
Christ’s sacrifice on the cross which
culminated His ministry, point the way
to the peace He came to bring humani
ty and the bliss of spiritual life in his
triumph over death. But neither is
attainable without mortal consent and
The Right Reverend H. St. George
Tucker, presiding bishop of the Episco
I pal church, in his Easter message,
! O Q*
“Easter this year comes at a pro
clamation of Christian ideals needs to
be supplemented by a demonstration
of the power to carry them into ef
fect. It is not our ability to repeat
[Christian formulas but our capacity
i to live in accord with them that will
iwin men to faith in the Risen Christ.
This capacity is produced not by our
own striving, but is the gift of God.
“God’s bestowal of power through
the Risen Christ is not made once for
jail. It is a continuing reinforcement
.through which our own lives approach
ever nearer to the divine standard of
perfection. As He calls us to new
tasks He qualifies us for their per
formance. Surely on this Easter we
must be conscious of the fact that God
is summoning His church to fulfill a
responsibility immeasurably greater
than any which He has assigned to us
in the past. Not only is it world-wide
in scope, but its fulfillment involves
problems which have hitherto baffled
us . . . Shall we not then on this Easter
seek those things which are above
where Christ sitteth on the right hand
of God? At such a time as this we
realize only too clearly that we are not
already perfect, that our present lives
are an insufficient witness to a power
adequate to meet the world’s needs.
Easter assures us, however, that He
who raised up Jesus will enable us to
walk in newness of life. The problems
that comfront us may from our human
level seem impossible of solution. Yet
Easter reminds us that the Resurrect
ion which we celebrate proves the
truth of our Lord’s pronouncement,
‘The impossible things <jf men are
possible with God’.”
No Love-Feast
Among the more important events
scheduled for this week is the session
of the Big Four foreign ministers in
London. The general expectation is
that the Russian commissar, Mr. Molo
tov, will present three proposals, to
1— Exclusive Russian mandate over
Italian Tripolitania.
2— A Russian naval base in the
Dodecanese islands.
I 3—Agreement for revision of the
Montreux conference controlling the
Dardanelles which would in fact place
the straits under Russian control.
None of these is likely to win Bri
tish approval. If they do not, Mr.
Molotov is expected to play his ace in
the hole. Its effectiveness will de
pend on whether Russia is successful
in having a pro-Russian regime set up
in Iran. If this happens, which seems
probable, Russia will be in line to es
, tablish a corridor to the Persian gulf,
which would make her a power in the
Indian oca®**
Looting Of Manchuria
China has accepted the Soviet-Russian pro
posals ior the evacuation of Russian armed
forces from Manchuria; but it is very evident
from the comment of American RF correspon
dents in both Chungking and Mukden that the
Chinese Government is neither confident nor
happy about the state of the vast territory
which Chinese armies and officials are now
free to occupy. Their chances of governing it
in a way that will yield China any of the
advantages that it should nave had from its
recovery, or of governing it in a way that
will not afford the Soviet Union excuses for
armed intervention at Moscow’s discretion, are
decidedly slim.
There is no use saying that Russian military
occupation was prolonged with the deliberate
purpose of giving the Chinese Government a
next-to-impossible task in Manchuria, because
that cannot be proved; but there can be no
doubt that whale there are valid excuses for
the slow withdrawal—weather and the diffi
culty the Chinese have had in getting troops
into the eastern provinces—there is no accept
able excuse tor the use that the Russians have
made of their extra time.
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dustrial machinery, even wrecking buildings
in some instances to get some of it out. This
they admit when submitting the excuse that
this equipment was Japanese and therefore
legitimate military loot. Perhaps the major
part of the equipment taken was installed by
the Japanese between 1931 and 1945. The best
equipped metal working plant in all China was
the Mukden arsenal. When the Japanese seized
it in 1931, it was one of the greatest arsenals
in the world. Chang Tso-lin financed its equip
ment by buying soy beans from the Man
churian Chinese with paper money and selling
them abroad for hard cash.
It may be hard to prove that most of what
ever machinery the Japanese set up in Man
churia was paid for through the exploitation
of the native population, but everyone knows
it was. Morally, the industrial set-up was the
property of the Manchurian people, and Rus
sia cannot claim that they were an enemy peo
pie. China has painful need of both the heavy
products and the consumer goods which those
factory hands in Manchrian cities have need
of the employment they afforded. Russia is
now turning over a country that is set back
to 1905 industrially.
Famine conditions prevail fn many parts of
China. Manchuria is the biggest producer of
surplus food in East Asia. If ihe Russians had
opened up sea communications with the ports
and rail commnication with Ncrth China, the
famine situation in north central China could
have been eased long ago. But the Russian
press has rejoiced'in the plenty that eastern
Siberia is enjoying because of food broug.nt
out of Manchuria and bought with paper money
printed in Russia-secured on what and where
Before the Japanese surrender, the Chinese
Communists claimed no great force in Man
churia; only scattered guerrilla bands with
small arms. At the end of eight months’ Rus
sian occupation, they claim an organized force
of 300,000 effectives—more than they had in
all China a year ago, according to competent
military observers, and from one area it is
reported that their divisions are fully equipped
with surrendered Japanese weapons, right up
to heavy artillery. This improvement in their
position has been made while the Russian
army was in complete control of Japanese pris
oners and of all communications, and while
the Chinese Government’s appointed officials in
the administrative centers were in what
amounted to protective custody.
Manchuria was never easy to police. Except
for the south where the Chinese have been
long established, it is-pioneer country with a
rough and ready population, drawn' mostly
from northeast China during the past 35 years
by the lure of good, cheap land. The extension
of the Siberian railway across Manchuria at
laws and deserters into the country who joined
up with Chinese bandits to from great bodies
of efficient marauders known as Hunghutze
(Red Beards). Neither the big native armies
of Chang Tso-lin, who had a bandit background,
nor Japan’s garrison forces, which once num
bered at least half a million, have ever done
more than force the Hunghutze to base their
operations on thinly populated forest country.
Even the law-abiding Manchurians do not like
and do not want to be governed by southern
Chinese and wjP lend willing ears to the pro
paganda which the Communists are now mak
ing for a high degree of local autonomy.
Plainly enough, the Reds hope to be the
custodians of it. Thanks to the long and rigidly
exclusive Russian occupation, they have been
put in a position to bargain for it, when the
Chungking represenatives on the “truce teams”
arrive, with all the cards in their hands—one
of the trumps being continued Russian man
agement of the trunk railways, over which the
government’s armies must move to deal with
any situation, whether bandit, communist, or
There isn’t a feature of this situation that
vvas not anticipated in street conversation in
Chungking that morning in August when the
terms of the new Sino-Russian treaty—conced
ed to Generalissimo Stalin at Yalta, always
remember—were first published in the Chinese
press.—Christian Science Monitor.
With through trains from coast to coast, all
we have to do now is try *nd get reservation.
There’s always a sleeper in it.
A St. Louis man asked for a divorce because
his wife pawned his clothes to play the horses.
That’s not the first case of too much nagging.
Nearly eight billion dollars was spent for
alcoholic drinks in the U. S. last year. It was
a long time between water.
There’s no kidding about some of the popu
lar evening gowns. They’re straight from the
When the whole family decides to join dad
on a fishing trip it’s the old gent who’s
It doesn’t matter how well or badly a youth
dances these days as long as he holds his
own—tightly. (
With price regulations further relaxed to
ease the shirt shortage, you may have to lose
your shirt in order to get one.
»’■ funny what a dif^^~ 8t a few hours
make-m the morning we eat and run and at
noon we run and eat. al
Modernistic funiture seems to be all about—
but most people don’t know what? aDOUt~
In Wilmington as in all other Darts of the Christian world today, people of many faiths and creeds soberly and prayerfully observed Fas
ter, the anniversary of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. All church services carried out the theme of Easter in sermons and in song, and in
many cases sunrise services were held. Typical of the spirit of the day of worship is this striking photograph of a portion of the children's
choir in the St. James' Episcopal church here, taken while the youthful singers raised the voices in hosannas of praise of the “Prince of
Peace-’ ___ (Star-News photo by Hugh Morton).
An Anthropometer Is A Contraption
Which Could Be Used At The Beaches
Coincidental with the gradual
coming out upon the local beaches
of the ladies—and some few gents
—as the warming sun extracts
more and more of the chill from
the early spring breezes, I note the
subject of anthropometries is up
There is. too, some relation. A
very definite relation.
And the relation causes me to
pause to reflect once again, as 1
have ever so many times, upon
what amount of reasoning a lady
of, say, size 44 uses when she in
sists upon strolling out upon the
beach in slacks. As you probably
knew before I, a size 44 is slightly
less than once around a bushel
basket. Now, do you have to strain
very hard to imagine how a pair
of slacks would look draped
around a bushel baste*?
This is a very touchy subject
with me. One that sets me into
one of my cranks. There is no
couturier this side of and includ
ing Paris who will defend more
staunchly than 1 the smartness of
a slim, svelte and willowly figure
in slacks. But slacks were made
for the trim figure and the trim
figure alone. Whether you consider
it a pity, a trick of Nature, or
what not, slacks were definitely
not made for the opulent figure.,
And when I see one of these fig
ures in slacks I always wonder
whether she has ever taken a peek
at herself in the mirror with the
The same thing applies to some
of the notions in bathing suits I
have seen already this early. It
also takes a trim figure to wear
some of the scant numbers 1 have
noted, clinically, of course, on the
Wrightsville and Carolina strands.
And while or. this particular peeve
—and it is definitely a peeve!—1
continue to wonder why people,
men and women, have such a pro
nounced tendency to disregard all:
thought of appearances when they
parade themselves down to the
sea, or just sit down on the sands
to brown themselves.
For every neat number, man or
woman, you show me in some of
the current beach get-outs I’ll
show you 250 who ought to be at
home behind the closet door in the
affairs they drape around them
selves as beach togs or bathing
Don’t get me wrong. I am not
moralizing. I do not mean that
some of these sights I see are
disgraceful. I mean that they are
disgusting, ugly, and downright re
Sounds as if I were mad. Well,
not too much so. It’s just that
there’s too much natural beauty
about the sea; too much good clean
fun about the strand to have it
all botched up with a lot of folks
bounding about in outfits that are
palpably not for them. Nor do I
mean that those who cannot wear
some of these numbers I have
seen them in should stay at home
completely. Really, it isn’t their
faults they weren’t granted trim
and neat fuselages. Though it is
probably true that a lot of these
fuselages got those bulges because
their owners have long practiced
over - indulgence at the dinner
No, it’s okay by me for them
to come on down on the sands
and play with the rest of the boys
and giris. But a 44 should under
stand by some process of reasoning
that she, or he, cannot wear the
same model get-up that a 32 or
so can wear.
Most of tne smart girls who’ve
grown rather largish realize that
in their regular clothes they can
not wear horizontal stripes be
cause suoh horizontal stripings
would make them appear even
larger around. Same way the tall
and skinny young ladies shy away
from vertical stripings like the
plague. But these same citizens
forget all about what they’ve
learned about draping themselves
when they get out upon the
This item is positively not slant
ed at the ladies only. Some of the
men who fancy themselves rather
Tarzanish in those little briefies
actually are remindful of the Beer
Barrel Polka and appear very
saggish and meal sackish.
And, oh yes, about anthro
pometries. That, as you know, is
the study of the contours — con
caves, convexes, and so on—of the
human body. Well, wouldn’t it be
a pretty scenic idea if somebody,
maybe some of the boys and girls
could club together and do it,
would install an anthropometer at
appropriate places near the beach
es and pass a rule that everybody
going beaching had first to be an
thropometerized and after being
such, dress himself or herself ac
cording to what the dials showed?
Well, maybe it really doesn’t
matter anyway. It doesn’t seem to.
And I’m really sorry I brought
it up because I was thinking on
one of the first warmer days of
getting my last year’s jersey suit
out of the mothballs and go gal
lumping down on the sands my
Then I’d see exactly what I
An Easter Meditation
Chaplain Frank M. Thompson ,
“A Lantern in Her Hand,” by
Bess Streeter Aldrich, is the story
of a pioneer family in Nebraska.
Year after year they fought
drought, grasshoppers, prairie
fires, Indians, summer heat, winter
cold. Disappointment followed dis
appointment, but they continued
bravely on, for the mother carried
a lantern in her hand—the lantern
of hope and good cheer.
In an accident, one of their child
ren almost died and the woman *
spoke of the dear of death, how it
always hung over her like a men
acing' cloud.
The man never had much to say,
especially about religion. Life had
been very serious for him. But that
evening as they sat together he be
gan to speak as u to himself, "I
why we fear death, the
naturalness of «. Wild geese fly
ing over, cattle coming home, i
birds to their nests, the leaves 1
their winter mould, the last sleep.
When my time comes I wish my
family and friends could think of
it in that way, without tears.”
The time came when the doctor
said her man v/as dead.
It was fall, and the wife and
mother, standing there in her \
loneliness and desolation, remem- j
bered the evening of years gone (
by, and as she remembered, she
looked out over 1he prairie and
saw the cows coming up the pas-'
ture through the gate, the leaves j
of the poplars floating out onto the 1
lone road, a bird fly Into the cedars;
a long wedge-shape line of wild I
geese circling low-Will lay sleep
Then there came to her a wis
dom hitherto unknown. She raised j
her hand for silence from her four *
weeping children, and said. a:;:
sternly, “Not a child of Will Dear
is to shed a tear.’
It is good to think of d'i r
that way, a sleep. It is
son of Easter.
“I am the resurrection
the life, said the Lord; he
believeth in me, though ho
dead, yet shall he live; and
whosoever liveth and belie'"
eth in me, shall never die.
Lack Of Permanent Site
Confines Activity To Se
ries Of Day Excursions
Although several weeks of school
still remain on the calendar, offi
cials of Cape Fear Council Girl
Scouts are busy planning a series
of day camp activities for mem
bers of local troops.
Inability of the council to find
a suitable recreational site has
again cancelled plans for an estab
lished camp. In its stead, there has
been planned a series of four-day
camp activities with the girls re
turning to their home each night,
Brownie troops will participate In
day-camp activities June 4-7 ard
June 11-14; Intermediate troop:
will hold their camping activities
June 18-21 and June 25-28.
The Brownie camp will be heW
at Greenfield between Third and
Fourth streets and is accesible b/
Shipyard bus and Lake Forest bus.
The intermediate camp will be on
the property of C. B. ParmeM
about one-fourth mile east of Lake
Forest school. It is assesible by
Lake Forest bus.
Each camping session will con
sist of four days each. A "e®
will cover milk for lunch, snack*
and craft materials for the foui
day session. A scout may attend
both sessions. Arrangements :a\e
also been made for indoor sessions
in the advent of adverse weather |
Scouts wishing to attend esta -
lished camps in other districts w
get full information by contacting
-couting officials here.
RALEIGH, April 20—(/?.'- g
North Carolina Library asso
will meet here next Thursa
through Saturday.
In 1896 there were only 16 ■,
registered ir the United b -■
Now there are 25,500,000 cars^__^

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