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JAYCEE CONTEST Four Local Girls Now Ready To Vie For Beauty Prize The Junior Chamber of Com merce beauty pageant, scheduled for July 16 at Lumina, Wrights ville Beaeh got the “full steam ahead” signal yesterday with the entry of two Wilmington young ladies. The two entries brings the roster of beauties vying for the title” Miss Wilmington” up to four to cate. They are: Miss Mary Jarman, daughter of Mrs. Mary Jarman. 417 North Third street, and Miss Margie Stegall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Stegall, Winter Park. Petite Brunette Miss Jarman sent her application early yesterday afternoon, while Miss Stegall entered the contest laq,t night. Miss Jarman, a petite brunette whose hair is ‘‘light brown,” and whose eyes are dark blue, is five feet, seven inches tall and weighs 117 pounds. She is 21 years of age and a high school and business college graduate. She is employed in the offices of the auditor of disbursements, At lantic Coast Line railroad. The third entry in the local con test is interested in modeling, and although she has not traveled far professionally at this job, she still has hopes of some day making the Powers school. At Conover s Agency She went to Harry Conover’s agency in New York last summer and started the preliminary tests, but her local work has taken up too much of her time to permit further study. Miss Stegall, a brunette has hitched her wagon ‘‘to a star” at the tender age of 18, and aside work at Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph company, spends most of her time in preparations for dramatics, and possibly a try at the stage. She is a graduate of New Han over high school, having come here from Shelby four years ago with her parents where she has become popular with the young set. Dancing is among her many accomplishments. Other Entries Other entries in the contest in clude Miss Judith Johnston, first 'entry, and Miss Sarah Catherine Marlowe. Tickets for th» dance were plac ed on sale prior to the change in cate set for the event, and all pa trons who have purchased tickets with a July 19 date, are asked by Jaycee president, Jesse B. Sellers, to return the tickets to the person from whom they were purchased, so that new ones may be issued. W HENRYb *A«bECUF~l For good luck knock on wood; for good food come to see us. MORF ABOUT MARKETS FROM PAGE ONE Retail outlets for food, clothing and other staples generally stuck to their pledge to hold prices at the OPA level until Congress has a chance to do something. Increasing Pressure Increasing pressure came from the tenant population for emergen cy relief from rising rent prices through state and civil restrictions in the absence of federal action. Wool futures were on the rise again but cotton fell off $1.80 to $2.40 a bale. In the cotton textile and wool markets, however, most mills refused to offer foods for sale and prices clung to OPA lines despite insistent buyer pressure. Tagging along behind the boom in hogs and cattle, poultry prices jumped between 7 ».nd 10 cents a pound in Chicago and New York. Just how long retailers would be j able to hold the OPA line if markets continued to rise was an unanswered question but one which gave anti-inflation forces considerable worry. Cattle prices at Chicago, lor in stance, had zoomed 25 percent above the $18 OPA ceiling in two days of unrestrained trading. Cattle closed at a $22.50 top—50 cents above Monday’s all time record high—but the glutted hog market ended at $17 and $17.50 compared to Monday’s $18.50 limit, best since 1919. In Omaha, the rush to take ad vantage of top prices was so great that traffic was disrupted by a three-mile long parade of cattle trucks, loaded with 10,000 animals for sale. Chicago’s hog pens were glutted with the biggest receipts since last January and it was the great est cattle Tuesday in six months. MORE ABOUT DERBY FROM PAGE ONE glad to answer any questions that may be troubling prospective driv ers on the matter of assembly, brakes, steering and other con struction problems. Swim Party Planned Prior to the clinic, which will get underway promptly at 8 o’clock, all boys have been invited by Phy sical Director Adam Smith of the Y. M. C. A. and a member of the Wilmington Race Advisory com mittee, to be at the “Y” at 7 o’ clock and enjoy a swim party prior to the clinic. This party, at which the Y. M. C. A. will play host, will be open to every boy who has already filed a Derby en try blank and those who expect to enter. All boys are reminded that the swim party time will be 7 o’clock and the clinic at 8 o’clock on Fri day night, July 5, at the Y. M, C. A. MORE ABOUT L1PPMANN FROM PAGE ONE government agrees to change Tito's mind and keep it changed. • * * No settlement of this sort can now be had at Paris. Therefore, in the present relations of the great powers, Mr. Byrnes cannot at one and the same time (a> disarm Italy, (b) withdraw the American troops, and (c) give Italy effec tive possession of Trieste. MAKE WAY FOR A HOLIDAY—JULY 4TH BIG DANCE TONIGHT, JULY 3rd., 9 ’TIL —? Admission $1.50 Including Tax LIMIXA f With * i HERB STONE And His 14 Piece Orchestra Direct from the Hillcrest Beach Club at Virginia Beach. This is the famous 1st Infantry Division Orchestra from the European Theatre of Operation. Originated in Washington, D. C. A favorite with colleges and hotels all along the Atlantic Coast. Substituted several times for the Famous Glenn Miller orchestra when the Glenn Miller orchestra couldn't appear. Herb Stone is *n outstanding trombonist and vocalist. MORS ABOUT MEATS rSOM PAGE ONE ing production, and actually causing higher prices. Price Ranges “It looks like some merchants are trying to go wild, and make all they possibly can in one week,’’ Parker said, after re ports had been received here that local merchants had jump ed the price cn beef, ranging from the high ceiling of 56 cents per pound for T-bone steak to as much as $1 per pound, and the price on round steak, which under OPA sold for a high of 46 cents, to as mucl( as 90 cents per pound. Other choice cuts were reported to have sold for as high as 75 cents per pound on local markets yesterday. Some stores had their hamburger meats priced as high as 61 cents per' pound, ground. ■ However, many restaurants and cafes using this commodity, told reporters they paid only 45 cents per pound for hamburger meat be fore it had been ground. This would include the bone and other parts which could not be used. Should Refuse To Pay Meantime the merchants’ official declared the people “should simply refuse to pay these top, and “what seems to be exorbitant prices.” “There will be enough reputable dealers for consumers to patronize and somehow the meat-eating pub lic can get along until the matter has adjusted itself,” the official be lieves. “Unless these steps are taken, Congress is expected to reinstate OPA in power,” Parker predicted. Price Pledge Practically all association mem bers have pledged to keep their prices on a ievel, Parker said. As to future supplies of beef coming here from the western markets, it will take from two to three weeks before Wilmington stores will feel the effects of sup plies. . Parker said he had talked to several local and out-of-town pack ers during the day, and all had definitely expressed the determina tion to adhere closely t<^ old ceiling prices. Locally other meats, poultry and pork particularly, continued to pre sent a shortage in stocks on hand, and it was expected that it will take from three to six months for this situation to level off, the poul try production having been practi cally curtailed because of feed prices and a shortage of poultry stock locally. MORE ABOUT CHERRY FROM PAGE ONE triotic. We are not given in this State to taking advantage of other* pending possible re-enactment of some measures of control appli cable to all the states of the United States, I make this informal plea to our people to be fair and just and true to the best traditions of our State.” Milk Men Meet The milk price situation proba bly will be studied here Wednesday at a meeting of the N. C. Milk Producers association. Milk pro ducers received a subsidy of about two cents a quart under the OPA, and there have been some indica tions that an increase of two cents in the retail price of milk may be made if the OPA program iu not restored. Meanwhile, milk distributors of the State have been advised by their state association t hold the line “right where they are” until the OPA situation is clarified. Mrs. Bessie B. Ballentioe, execu tive secretary of the North Caro lina Automobile Dealers associa tion, asserted that automobile dealers of the State ‘‘seemingly without exception” are “holding the line” by charging the same prices for new cars, used cars and repairs as were charged under OPA. Mrs. Bailentine said that she had STOP thatawfa! PRICKLE this fast new way/ • You £ct faster relief—thanks to Johnson’s Prickly Heat Powder with bentonite/ This super-ab sorbent ingredient keeps skin really dry after it’s been soothed — cooled — relieved; lets that itchy rash heal in a hurry! It’s exclusive in Johnson’s Prickly Heat Powder. _ M I II II I I I » » , 1 l we MWJJJ-poWoe* K^on-s b*& — j JOHNSON’S j PRICKLY HEAT POWDER ^ofcn4ow«^o^mon sent the following telegram to 18 dealers in various sections of the State: “Advise whether or not dealers in your town and community will maintain hte same sched ule of prices on units, parts and repairs for the present as set up by OPA.” Replies were received from 13 dealers, said Mrs. Ballentine, “and in no instance has there been any indication that any individual has changed his prices in any way.” Among the answers received were the following: From Fayette ville “no intention any dealers here changing prices unless manufac turers’ costs advance;” from Winston-Salem, “dealers this com munity maintaining same schedule on all items;” -from Gastonia, “dealers maintaining same sched ule prices on new units, parts and repairs;” from Charlotte, “will maintain th» same schedule of prices on units, parts and repairs for the present as set up by OPA;” and from Asheville, “Asheville dealers voted unanimously to main tained same scheduled of prices until the 20th.” MORr ABOUT NOVIKOV FROM PAGE ONE war to peace,” he said. ‘‘Problems inevitably will be difficult.” Asked how the United States could best assist the Soviet Union, in rebuilding areas devastated by German aggression, Novikov said: Need Repartions ‘‘First of all, we wish the Allies, including the United States, would carry out the agreements on repa rations from Germany, especially in respect to deliveries from the western areas of Germany to the U. S. S. R. It would facilitate our reconstruction of the devastated territories of the U. S. S. R.” He said deliveries of industrial reparations from the western oc cupation zones to Russia—now halt ed entirely—had amounted to little, so far as Soviet rehabilitation pur poses were concerned. Some devastated Soviet areas, particularly the Ukraine, could make good use of equipment from plants in the western zones hav ing to do with manufacture of iron, steel and related products, he added. MORE ABOUT REVENUES FROV PAGE ONE to $45,037,254, or $10,683,422 more than the $34,353,832 taken in during 1944-45 and $10,155,254 more than the $34,882,000 the General Assemby estimated would be collected dur ing the year. June Big Month For the month of June, the total collections of $9,285,171 were $2, 043,622 more than was collected in June of last year. Of this sum, the general fund took in $5,520,637, up from $4,433,713 in June last year, and the highway fund collected $3, 764,534, an increase of $956,698 over the $2,807,836 collected last June. The income tax was the biggest revenue producer with its collec tions totaling $38,797,865 for the fis cal year compared with $37,345, 676 in 1944-45, and the gasoline levy was second with $32,157,873 com pared with $23,057,462 the previous fiscal year. Sales Tax Up The sales tax showed the biggest increase of any of the general fund sources, increasing from $21,841, 505 in 1944-45 to $26,598,861 last year. Other general fund sources show ed increases as follows: Franchise tax, from $8,167,090 to $8,546,041; beverage tax, from $5, 175,073 to $6,904,729; intangible tax, from $2,390,567 to $2,908,425; and privilage tax, from $2,319,046 to $2 697,284. MORE ABOUT FATAL FROM PAGE ONE gation prompted him to summon Sheriff Reynolds. Pocketknives At Scene The four bodies, said the sheriff, were found in the bedroom. Two pocket knives were lying near the remains of Henry Lowery and Buddy Leviner. There were three shotguns in the room, and one or two exploded shells lying outside the house. Lowery was seen at his father’s home near Pembroke about 9:30 p.m. and was last seen alive in Laurinburg at 10:00 p.m., said the sheriff. The gutted building had been the main building on a prosperous to bacco farm. Lowery, Reynolds said had been known to carry large sums of money on his person. From Robeson The dead farmer, said the sher iff. was a former resident of Robe son county. He had come to the Scotland county sandhills follow ing a murder trial in which he was convicted and paroled by the state, according to Reynolds. His reputation in the Laurinburg district had .been good since his settlement there and he was ap parently doing well with his to bacco crop. Edward Leviner, said the Scot land county sheriff, had been taken on by Lowery as a boarding hired hand about two weeks ago. Sheriff Reynolds said the de ceased farmer is surfvived by a 17 year-old son, Henry Lowery, Jr., now working with a construction company somewhere neard Fay etteville. FROM Page one KIDNAPER FROM PAGE ONE They weren’t seen again until authorities picked them up in An napolis, Md., two days later. Miss Brozek was brought to Asheville Monday by a U. S. Mar shal from Washington, where she had been held ever since her ar rest. Only Tuesday morning U. S. At torney D. E. Henderson announced that the girl would go on trial soon, after authorities in Charlotte had agreed to leave the whole affair in the hands of the Federal govern ment. Judge Webb appointed J. Y. Jor dan as the girl’s attorney, and one of his first moves was to enter a plea of nole contendere, which was overruled. MORE ABOUT FERTILIZER FROM PAGE ONE dispatch from Washington, D. C., WAA has awarded the plant to the firm for $50,000. The 'new plant may channel shipments of sulphur ana phos phate through the local port if Wil mington freight rates are reason, able, Robertson said. At present, the rate differential on rail shipments to Ralejgh is favorable to Wilmington as com pared with Norfolk. This indicates that a regular schedule of ships carrying sulphur and phosphate may be established through the local port to supply not only the Wilmington plant with raw material but also the Raleigh factory. The new plant will bring to an even dozen the number of plants already located on the Cape Fear river in this vicinity. These plants employ about 4.000 people with an annual payroll of about $1,500,000. The 1946 fertilizer output is ex pected to be about 500,000 tons, with a value of approximately $15, 000,000, according to local esti mates. MORE ABOUT A-BOMB FROM PAGE ONE tion. They feel that judgment should be suspended until further tests are made. The fact remains that the air burst of the A-bomb did not crush battleships like paper-mache, nor drive them to the bottom of the lagoon. MORE ABOUT ALONG THE CAPE FEAR FROM PAGE ONE Southeastern North Carolina coun ties can boast of similar publica tions. If they can, we sure would like to get hold of some copies. Al though we do hold to the Lower Cape Fear as our principal source of stories we would like to branch out into the outlying territory once in a while. If the other SENC counties do not have similar books, we urge them right now to fellow Samp MORE ABOUT AIRLINES FROM PAGE ONE Air Lines Bidding Among the lines bidding for air routes through the city are South East Airlines, State Airlines, Sea board Air Transport, and about a i dozen others. The two aviation groups also agreed yesterday to pursue the possibility of Wilmington becom ing the terminus or at least a stopping point on Colonial Air lines’ proposed route to Bermuda and the Caribbean. Additional service xo Wilmington via National Airlines was disclosed by Albert Perry, authority chair, man, during the course of yester day’s meeting. More Through Flights NAL, he revealed, plans to add two more trips to its Miami-Wil mington-New York route, which would give the city a total of th.ee northbound and three southbound flights daily in addition to the four incoming and fol,r outgoing state “feeder” flights of South East Airlines. NAL's increased' schedule hinges on the installation of new VHF (very high frequency) radio re ceivers in its planes to tie in with the airport’s new VHF radio range, which is slated to go into operation on August 1, Perry said. The airline foresees no difficulty in obtaining the radio sets by that time, however, Perry said. Another bright spot in yester day’s meeting was the disclosure by Parker that the Civil Aeronau tics administration plans to estab lish a radio station for 24-hour, per-day airway traffic control and weather reporting at the field in addition to the VHF range. MORE ABOUT SUGAR FROM PAGE ONE the upshot of Congressman J. Ba yard Clark’s recent efforts to get the Wilmington shortage alleviated. Sought Relief A little more than a week ago the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, the Wilmington Port ctynmission. and several local bankers and soft drink bottlers joined forces in a concentrated effort to get sugar diverted to the city’s dwindling bins. Telegrams were sent to Congress man Clark and other Washington officials. The Fayetteville representative went to work immediately on the problem and shortly thereafter dis patched a telegram to local officials promising “early alleviation” oi the shortage. He specifically made promise of a large shipment from Baltimore. Week’s Supply The 200-ton Baltimore shipment will not last much more than a week, however, according to Wal ter F. Dent, White's assistant. “Normally,” he said, “that much sugar would take care of the re tail trade for about five weeks. But we have got to give part of it to the bakers and bottlers. Ii we didn’t, they would have to go out of business.” Meanwhile, hope still runs high that a ship carrying a full cargs of sugar will put into port here as anticipated by Congressman Clark at the time he promised the Balti more shipment. According to a dispatch received last night from The Star’s Wash ington, D. C., news bureau, Con gressman Clark is still at work on the sugar-ship prospect. Working For Ship Although no definite commit' ment” has been made, the De partment of Agriculture is working side by side with the Washington official “to persuade refineries and importers to bring a ship directly to Wilmington,” the dispatch said. “The importers have agreed to try to do it but have not yet signed the final papers which would di vert the ship to Wilmington,” the dispatch ended. In the interim between the origi nal plea for more sugar and the announcement of the Baltimore shipment, a small supply of sugar has been trickling into the city from other channels. But the 400,000-pound shipment slated to arrive here this week-end Is the first “really sufficient sup ply” the city has had for several months, according to local brokers. CONDITIO N-EL’ Thriller Diller For The Hunory .... Dinner Ai Plantation Club 2 Mi. Out On Car. Beach Rd. Open Every Night Except Mon. 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MORE about BOWLES FROM PAGE ONE in your paper Monday and Tues day are only a taste of what lies ahead if we accept anything less than really effective price and rent control legislation.” Moore said he has beard noth ing so far ‘‘that indicates we will suffer a national collapse or that uncontrolled inflation” will develop and he is convinced there will be none. “The plain fact,” he declared, ‘‘is that the administration is a captive of the CIO, which demands complete wartime control of prices as a basis for an over-all regimen tation of our economy and is will ing to use any means at its com mand to effectuate this unAmeri can, unconstitutional policy.” Objections by O'Daniel and Wher ry stymied an attempt to start OPA extension legislation through the Senate Banking committee. Meanwhile, the administration leadership blocked consideration of a separate rent control bill in the Senate, as it had done Monday in the House, seeking to tie in this generally approved provision with other curbs which face opposition, all in a single measure. Senator Capehart (R.Ind.) sought to get the Banking committee to act immediately, but Democratic Leader Barkley (Ky.) hastened from the floor to the committee room to oppose it and Capehart held off. 1. Secretary of the Treasury Snyder told a news conference that I taxes may be raised next year as an inflation curb if prices “get too far out of hand.” Snyder, George Harrison, New York banker, and Paul Hoffman, president of the Studebaker corporation, discussed anti-inflation policies with Presi dent Truman but gave no details. 2. Housing Administrator Wilson Wyatt, in another news conference, predicted the costs of home build ing will jump at least 14 to 25 per cent unless the OPA is revived. He appealed to producers of building materials to retain ceiling prices voluntarily until Congress acts one way or the other, and said that subsidy payments will remain in effect at least through July. 3. Acting Secretary of State Dean Acheson told newsmen that Ptice increases here will cause economic difficulties abroad. He also re iterated that the end of OPA meat and grain price controls will hamp er the famine relief program. 4. Lieut. Gen. Edmund B. Gre gory, War Assets administrator, anonunced that prices on surplus property will stay put on the as sumption that the dealers who -1 $ 3 BIG ATTRACTIONS! 1 “Water Rustlers” — With — Dave O’Brien-Dorothy Pa*e CHAPTER NO. 2 — “Scarlet Horseman” Donald Duck Cartoon —TOMORROW— Randolph Scott. in “ABILENE TOWN” purchase it will abide by OPA ceilings. 5. William Green, president of the AFL, made public a telegram to senators asserting that ‘Tfebor unrest, discontent and perhaps strikes will take place throughout the nation in event prices corjpnue to mount.” He urged immediate “temporary price control legist* MORE ABOUT BILBO FROM PAGE ONE reseniative Ross A. Collins: 13.057 for Naval veteran Nelson T. Lev ings; and 1,206 for Former Str,;» Senator Frank Harper. In the first Congressional dis trict, Representative John R. fini kin, equally vociferous proponent of white supremacy and a leading member of the house committe. on un-American affairs, apparent had won renomination which ,f equivalent to election in one-pa tty Mississippi. Returns from 188 of the 222 pre cincts gave Rankin 11,316 vote: o 8,902 for former Circuit Judgs Claude F. Clayton and 1,374 ',-,r Charles G. Hamilton. Rankin had 1,640 more than the total of h:s two opponents. LAST TIMES TODAY! To love one ... a man must hate the other! 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