HOPE OF FINDING
MISSING MEN DIM
Army, Navy Virtually
Abandon Hope Of Locat
ing 12,000 Men
WASHINGTON, May 26.—1JP)—
The Army and Navy today aban
doned virtually all hope of finding
more than 12,000 missing men for
whom intensive search has been
made in many parts of the world,
particularly since the war’s end.
Tne search will continue but the
War and Navv departments said
in a joint statement that reports
f m overseas commanders indi
cated that “there remains little or
no pofsibility of finding any except
8 few who have been missing less
than 60 days or were deliberately
absent without authority.”
Virtually all recorded as missing
wdl continue to be so listed until a
year from the date they disappear
ed, Then (hey will be officially de
clared dead or a review board may
authorize a renewal of the search.
The statement reported that the
Russian government had agre«d to
relay information »n graces of
American personnel found within
the Soviet occupied zones.
JIMMY RAFTERY PRESENTS
FUN FESTIVAL WEEK
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MON. MAY 27th '
JUNE 1st ^
NEW RIDES - NEW FEATURES
Hollywood Motion Picture Star and
HIS WONDER HORSE “CHIEF”
SELDOA — The Stratosphere Man.
First Local Appearance of
ALICE — The Alligator Girl
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THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON
at ] o'clock
YOUR STAR - N iSREEl
RQUND-THE TOWN REPORTER
BEN MCDONALD PRESENTS A
Half Hour Program Dedicated to Veterans of South
eastern North Carolina and Elsewhere featuring
JOSEPHINE GIBSON AND BOBBY HELTON
Begins with colonial days and through musical interpolations, narrations
and data presented by Round-The-Town Reporter the radio audience
is carried through the era closing with World War II.
* News from all over S. E. North Carolina
t " i;
it Hot News ★ Spot News ★ Important News
NOTES FROM THE LITTLE BLUE BOOK
Over The Airways
By BEN McDonald
111 a tribute to the veterans who represented their
country in the armed forces from Southeastern North Caro
lina and everywhere, the STAR-NEWSREEL broadcast,
WMFD 1 p. m. today, will honor the veterans of all wars.’
The program, ai^ed for a half hour in place of the customary
15 minutes, will describe briefly the highlights of the ua
iion s conflicts from the time
of the Revolution. Featuring
the lyric voice of Josephine
Gibson, a local girl who is fast
gaining wide recognition for one
of the most outstanding soprano
voices ever heard in this part of
the country, the program will also
present Bobby Melton whose tenor
voice should take him places. Mel
ton, a graduating student at New
Hanover High, is making his first
appearance on the STAR-NEWS
REEL but has been heard on a
number occasions on local airings.
Starred in a number of High school
plays during the last couple of
years, he has developed a large
following. His rendition of “My
Buddy” in rehearsal yesterday bids
fair to bring him a host of new
friends when he gives out with this
old favorite today. The organ
melodies will be played by Happy
Lee, who needs no introduction to
the listening public. Lee has a
touch with the Hammond that is
second-to-none -round these here
parts and his playing always adds
to any program. All this plus a
narration makes up todays’s STAR
NEWSREEL and it’s all yours for
the twist of a dial to WMFD at 1
p. m. And let me add right now
“Taps,” as playea ny George Dar
den, is something you will never
Remember, for spot news from
in and around Southeastern North
Carolina listen to the STAR-NEWS
Round-the-Town Reporter at 1:25
and 6:25 p. m., ever day.
HAVE RADIO CHIEF
Request For $50 000 Bud
get Referred To Steward
MONTREAT. May 25—UR—A re
quest for a $50,000 radio budget
was referred to the stewardship
committee as the general assem
bly of the Presbyterian church
in the United States agreed today
to the appointment of a director
of radio activities and increased
the radio committee from five to
Selection of a place for the next
meeting of the assembly was a
highlight of today’s program,
whiich was devoted to considera
tion of partial reports of standing
committees on judicial business
and foreign relations ,as well as
reports from the committees on
Negro wor kand executive com
Other action i nthe third day of
the six-day 86th annual session
included a request from Dr. S. M.
Cavert, secretary of the Federal
Council of Churches of Christ in
America, asking that the assem
bly be represented at in interview
with President Truman June 5.
when he will be asked to withdraw
Myron Taylor as his special rep
resentative at the Vatican.
Following a meeting of standing
committees during the afternoon
session, a recess was called unitl
7:30 p. m., when a popular meet
ing in the interest of foreign mis
sions was called.
Greetings from the Northern
Presbyterian church and the Unit
ed Presbyterian church were an
swered in fraternal telegrams dis
patched by the general assembly
Tomorrow’s program calls for
the morning sermon by Dr. S. R.
Oglesby of Atlanta, Ga., replacing
Dr. Warner L. Hall of Charlotte,
who is ill.
In Egypt and Palestine betrothal
rings were either carved from
stone or beaten from gold or
WMFD - 1400-KC
SUNDAY, MAY 26
7:00 AM—News Summary.
7:30—Church of God.
10:00—Voice of Prophecy.
10:30—Hour of Faith.
11:00—St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
12:00 N—Cliff Edwards.
12:15 PM—Easy Listening.
2:00—Old Fashioned Revival Hour.
3:00—Court of Missing Heirs.
3:30—Music For Sunday.
4:00—Darts For Dough.
5 :00—Stairways to the Stars.
5:30—Sunday Evening Party.
7 :00—Ford Sunday Evening Hour.
8:15—Louella Parsons. .
8:30—LaGuardia Speaks For Liberty.
10:00—News of Tomorrow.
10:30—Buddy Morrows Oivhestra.
W JN C
JACKSONVILLE, N. C.
SUNDAY, MAY 36
8 :00 AM—Pentecostal Hour—TN.
8:30—St. Julia A. M. E. Zion Church.
8:45—Sunday Morning News Extra.
10:00—United Press News.
10:05—Voice of Wisdom—TN.
11:00—Local Church Services.
12:00 N—Sunday News Roundup.
12:15 PM—Musical Gems.
12:30—This Is Music.
2 :00—Open House—MBS.
2:30—Vera Holly Sings—MBS.
3:00—Murder is My Hobby—MBS.
3 ;3o—True Detective Mysteries—MBS.
4:30—Quick As a Flash—MBS.
5 :30—Cedric Foster—MBS.
5:45—To Be Announced—MBS.
6:45—Hit Tunes of the Day.
7:30—Don’t Be a Sucker-MBS.
8:00—Well in Tand.
8:30^—Double or Nothing—MBS.
9:00—Freedom of Opportunity—MBS.
9 :30—Serenade For Strings—MBS.
10:00—Old Fashioned Revival Hour—TN.
SUNDAY, MAY 36
Changes In programs as listed are due
to corrections by networks made
too late to incorporate.
DAYLIGHT SAVING* NOTE—All
times PM eastern standard.
To change to eastern daylight, add
one hour; central daylight same as
On the other hand, far central
| standard subtract one hour; for
j mountain standard subtract two
Times listed are those supplied by
i networks. Relay times by local lU
! lions may vary in some instances.
12:00-Voice of * Dairy Farmer—NBC
The People’s Platform, a Forum—CBS
Cliff Edwards and His Songs—ABC
News Broadcast for 15 Mins.—MBS
12:15—America United, a Forum—NBC
Orson Wells Weekly Comments — ABC
Ilka Chase’s Broadcast—MBS-basic
12:30—U. of Chicago Roundtable—NBC
Lyman Bryson’s Commendation—CBS
Sammy Kaye’s Serenade; -News—ABC
Sunday Afternoon Song Time—MBS
12:45—'T Be Announced (15 Min.)—CBS
1:00—Stars Concert with Barlow—NBC
Magazine Theater and Guests—CBS
Warriors of Peace Army Show—ABC
Songs From Along the Trails—MBS
1-30—John Charles Thom is Song—NBC
Hollywood Star Time Dramas—CBS
Sunday Vespers via the Radio—ABC
Bill Cunningham in Comment—MBS
1:45—Dean M. Thompson Talk—MBS
2:00—Parade of Music, Max Hill—NBC
Old Vic Theater Co. Players—CBS
Elmer Davis and Commentary—ABC
Open House of Music in Variety MBS
2:15—The Galen Drake Program—ABC
2:30—One Man’s Family. Drama—NBC
Present From Hollywood Plays—ABC
The Vera Holly Song Program—MBS
2:45—Johnny Thompson in Song—ABC
3 -oo—National Forum and Guest—NBC
The Court of Missing Heirs—ABC
Murder is My Hobby, Mystery-MBS
3:30—Jazz vs. Classic Matinee—NBC
Nelson Eddy Concert and Guests—CBS
Right Down Your Alley Quiz—ABC
Detective Mysteries via Radio—NIBS
4:00—NBC Symphony's Concert—NBC
Family Time & Patrice Munsel—CBS
Darts For Dough, Quiz Show—ABC
The Shadow in Mystery Series—MBS
4:30—Gene Autry and Song Show—CBS
David Harding, a Counterspy—ABC
Quick as a Flash with u Quiz—MBS
4:45—Bill Shirer’s Commentary—CBS
5:00—The Catholic Radio Service—NBC
Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet—CBS
Paul Whiteman and Orchestra—ABC
Those Webstcrs, Family Drama—MBS
5:30—Great Gildersleeve Comedy—NBC
The Baby Snooks Comody Show—CBS
Sunday Evening Party Music ABC
Cedric Foster and His Comment—MBS
5:45—To Be Announced (15 Min.)—MBS
6:00—Jack Benny Comedy Show—NBC
Adventures of the Thin Man—CBS
Drew Pearson and Commentary ABC
Let’s Go to Opera, Solos, Orch.—MBS
6:15—News Summary for 15 Mins.—ABC
6:30—Bandwagon and Cass Daley—NBC
Blondie-Dagsvood Comedy Skit—CBS
Quiz Kids and Joe Kelly M.C.—ABC
Canada’s Network Show, Orch.—MBS
7:00—Chas. McCarthy & Bergen—NBC
Agnes Moorehead Radio Skit—CBS
The Sunday Evening Symphony—ABC
Alexander & Mediation Board MBS
7:30—Fred Allen’s Comedy Gang—NBC
Crime Doctor, Dramatic Series—CBS
Special Investigation, Dramatic—MBS
7:45—Gabriel Heatter, Comment—MBS
7:55—Five Minutes News Period — CBS
8 :00—Sunday’s Merry-Go-Round—NBC
Meet Corliss Archer in Drama—CBS
Walter Winchell Broadcasting—ABC
Exploring Unknown in Science—MBS
8:15—Commentary on Hollywood — ABC
8:30—Album of Familiar Music — NBC
James Melton and Ed Wynn—CBS
LaGuardia’s Sunday Comment—ABC
Double of Notiiing in a Quiz — MBS
8:45—Jimmy Fidler’s Hollywood—ABC
9:00—Phil Spilslny and Girl Orch.—NBC
Phil Baker's Take It or Leave It—CBS
Theater Guild Dramatic Hour—ABC
Freedom of Opportunity Drama—MBS
9:30—Meet Me at Parky’s Now—NBC
We, the People, a Guest Show—CBS
Serenade for Strings Concert — MBS
10:00—Variety, and News (3 h.l—NBC
News, Variety, Dance (3 h.)—CBS-ABC
Comment & Dance Bands (2 h.)—MBS
DUNN, May 25.—MP)—No one
can say that J. Robert (Bob)
Young, a candidate for the
state house of representatives,
isn't a good sport. He voted for
his rival today, Allison Oberfy.
“I always vote for my oppon
ent,” Young said.
Smart Swindler Fleeces
Merchants For Tidy Sum
Check Artistry Earns Man
$250; Being Sought
Police officers are searching for
a 30-y ear-old check artist who last
week swindled local merchants out
of $250 in cash and merchandise in
a mar.uever of checks.
He is thought to be operating in
Charleston at the present time
after conducting, swindling acti
vities in Lrurinburg end Concord,
addition to Wilmington.
Going under the name of David
Harriss and accompanied by a
woman and child, the check artist
operated here Friday and Saturday
of last week. It was not until yes
terday that his “game” was un
covered on a state-wide scale, local
police officers said.
Police told this story of his Wil
Introducing himself as Harriss,
he walked into a local bank, and
talking fast, told the president of
the institution he wanted to trans
fer a checking account from a new
First he told the president that
he, Harriss, had formerly worked
at the local country club and met
the head of the institution in the
He then explained the money he
wanted to transfer had been saved
by his wife while he was in the
service. He told the bank head he
had been living in Concord bui had
not decided to return to Wilming
ton. This was on Friday, May 17.
Writing out a check for $1,000, he
deposited it with an additional $8
and opened an account. He was
then cautioned not to cash any
checks against the account until
his check had cleared the Concord
The following day he wrote
checks and cashed them in at least
six local business houses for -mer
chandise and cash. The following
Tuesday the checks started to come
through for psyment. The checks
were held up awaiting word from
A wire to that institution disclos
ed the account had been closed
and a warrant had been issued for
Harriss arrest. The checks were
then returned to the merchants.
The theory has been propounded
by the police that the stores did
not check more closely due to the
similiarity of the name to that of
David S. Harriss, Country Club
boulevard. The first Harriss had
given his address as 30 Mimosa
Since he left town a check has
come through from Charleston to
As Grand Counseler
By Travelers Group
HENDERSONVILLE, May 25—
(IP)—J. J. Faulk of Charlotte today
was elected grand counselor of the
Carolinas United Commercial"
Travelers at the concluding session
of the 40th annual convention of
the grand council.
Others elected included: M. F.
Shipp, Winston-Salem, grand junior
counselor: C. O. White, Greenville,
S. C., grand past counselor;; H. V.
Cobb, secretary; S T. Eid, Spar
tanburg, treasurer; W. J. Riley,
Wilmington, grand conductor; C.
W. Lewis, Statesville, grand page,
and Ctho Crain, Greenville, S. C.,
Executive committee members
are E. E. Mendenhall, Winston
Salem; T. V. Van Poole, Salisbury;
George C. Anderson, Spartanburg,
and S. S. Pruitt, Durham,
the local banking institution from
Charleston for $1,000. Police believe
he is trying, or has tried, the same
scheme in the South Carolina city
Technically, under the law, the
only charge that can be placed
against Harriss here is one of giv
ing a check with insufficient funds
as the $8 cash gave him a balance
to his credit, the police said.
He is described as being about
30-year-of-age; medium height,
about five foot nine inches tail and
slight discoloration of the skin on
the right shoulder resembling birth
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Unions Send Telegrams
Calling Off Walkout
CLEVELAND, May 25—CU.R)—
Within three minutes after receipt
of calls from the heads of the
railroad brotherhoods in Washing
ton notifying strike headquarters
‘hat the strike had been called off,
union officials had 250 telegrams
on the way to general chairmen.
Brotherhood officials said the en
tire membership of the two unions
would be officially notified of the
decision within three hours.
The code word for the members
°* ^1,e Tra*nrnen union was “ca
hille the name of a deputy presi
dent at Buffalo. The Engineers
union refused to divulge their code
The United States has a vearly
milk supply of 56 billion quarts
which goes into butter, cheese
ice cream, and other dairy prod
SUGAR HEIR REWEDS
LAS VEGAS. Nev., May 25—m
—The wedding here April 20 ol
John D. Spreckels III, wealthy
sugar heir, and Mrs. Lou Dell
Breese. Malibu beach costume
designer, was disclosed today.
Both are 35. It was his third mar
riage, her second. She and Vance
Breese, noted test pilot, were
divorced in 1943.
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