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VOL. 79.—NO. 230._ WILMINGTON, N. C., TUESDAY, JULY 9, 1946 " ESTABLISHED 1867
Hughes Tries
To Keep Busy
Injured Flier Wants To
Set Up Office In
l nited Press Hollywood
July 8. — (UP) — Howard
Hughes, multi-millionaire air
plane builder and movie
maker "ho miraculously es
cape death Sunday night
when his newest plane plowed
jr;o a Bel Air mansion, was
si ntly improved Monday night—
b.:: not enough to turn his hospital
room into an office, as he tried to
° Despite a crushed chest, col
j.Dred left lung, possible skull
f-aeture, eight broken ribs, a
broken left shoulder, a smashed
nose. and countless ’ ruises and
buns-enowi to keep an ordinary
man unconscious — the handsome
vonne aircraft executive called for
jjjS secretary as soon as he re
covered consciousness.
Horrifies Physician
He dictated a sheaf of orders,
called in an assistant for a busi
es consultation and cancelled an
appointment he had in Los Angeles
before his horrified physician
b-'-st in to break up the session.
Dr. Verne R. Mason posted a
deputy sheriff at Hughes’ door and
v’ered him to keep everybody
"I want you to know,” he told
, - -st conferee to scurry out of
the room, ‘‘that if this man dies,
■' be your fault.”
’’icon said Hughes was still in
critical condition after two blood
See HUGHES on Page Two
Crop Is Damaged By Wind
And Rain Storms;
One-Third Gone
than one-third of Onslow county’s:
tobacco crop has been lost as the ;
result of last week’s wind and rain;
i* vas revealed here Monday by 1
C "ty Agent c- c- Clark> Jr" aft_ i
er .- survey of rural districts.
C'ark reported losses ranging j
from five to 100 percent of the ^
p' r.ting in the county.
Ordinarily, tobacco represents,
from 15 to 80 per cent of Onslow i
farm income and the heavy loss,1
es'imated at approximately $2,000,-!
MO strikes a crippling blow at the
c( rtv's rural economy.
Farm experts estimated that the
19 6 crop would have been the best
in many years.
.he Weather
North and South Carolina: Rather hot j
Tuesday: scattered thundershower* in |
the afternoon.
(Eastern Standard Time)
(By lT. S. Weather Bureau)
P°‘eorolr,gical data for the 24 hours j
* ~hng /:30 p m. yesterday.
^ ’ 0 am 74, 7:30 am 77,- 1:30 pm 92,
"• ;'n pm 80.
Mrximum 95; minimum 72: Mean 78;
formal 79.
. 1:20 am 85, 7:30 am 87, 1:30 pm 49,
1 30 pm 79.
Total for 24 hours ending 7:30 p. m.,
"0." inches. Total since the first of the
month. 8:35 inches.
Tides For Today
'From thr Tide Tables published by
1 S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.!
v High I.ow
"i-mmgton _ 5:53 am 12:51 am
k 6:36 pm 1:06 pm
**s°nboro Inlet 3:45 am 10:02 am
c 4:29 pm 10:46 pm
sunrise. 5:08 am; sunset, 7:26 pm.
♦ oor.iise, 3.35 pm; moonset, 1:37 am.
• >i\er stage zt Fayetteville at 8 a. m.
Monoay. iQ5 feet. Sunday 11.3 feet.
HASBONE’S meditations
By Alley
stiul &ax molt o'
loose tit. but some
< ■ I 7 TiadaMaii
i« t.i rat oa<«»_
Group Hopes
To Correlate
Rivers Data
Parley Probably To Be
Held Some Time
This Week
Engineers Here To Take
Up Matter; Congress
men Favor
The Port City’s first big
concentrated effort to secure
a 35 - foot deep Cape Fear
river channel will be made at
a mass meeting of all “in
terested parties” in the city
hall council chamber some
time this week, it was disclosed
yesterday by Acting City Manager
J. R. Benson and City Industrial
Agent John H, Farrell.
The purpose of the meeting is to
compile and corrolate all the ma
terial and data in support of the
35-foot channel movement in order
to put up a united city-county-civic
commercial front at the tT. S.
Army Engineers’ public hearing
on the matter in the V. S. Customs
house federal courtroom on July
Other Top Planners
In addition t° Benson and Far
rel, the top planners at the meeting
will include Chief County commis
sioner Addison Hewlett; Mayor W.
Ronald Lane; R. B. Page, chair
man of the State Ports authority;
J. T. Hiers, executive general
agent of the Wilmington Port com
mission; Henry E. Boyd, traffic |
manager of the Wilmington Port
Traffic association; E. L. White,
president of the Wilmington Cham
ber of Commerce; and leaders of
other civic and commercial groups.
Further, representatives of about
a dozen big oil companies are ex
pected to attend the meeting to
See RIVER on Page Three
Death Comes Suddenly
From Heart Attack
Last Night
Mrs. E. L. White, wife of the
owner of White’s Ice Cream and
Milk company, died suddenly of a
heart attack about 8:45 o’clock last
night at her summer home at
Wrightsville Beach.
A native of Wilmington, Mrs.
White was the daughter of Mrs.
Rosa Lee Mayo Furlong and the
late Walter A. Furlong.
Married in 1916, the Whites be
came a well - known couple not
only in Wilmington but throughout
Southeastern North Carolina.
White was elected president of the
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
Surviving Mrs. White are: her
husband; two daughters, Mrs. J.
Chadbourn Bolles, of Charlotte,
and Mrs. Isaac B. Grainger, of
Wilmington; one son, E. L. White,
Jr.; four grandchildren; her
mother; and her mother-in-law,
Mrs. Mary White.
Funeral arrangements will be
announced later by Ward Funeral
N.C. Disabled Veterans
Are Without Employment
Over 4,000 disabled veterans of;
World War II residing in North
Carolina, are today without jobs, a
compilation of the number from
active files shows.
Handicapped in getting a job
through “regular channels,” the
disabled of the recent war are be
ing assisted by the many commit
tees of the Veterans administra
tion, the United States Employ
ment Service, and other federal
Announcing the total unemploy
ed yesterday, J. M. Kennedy, Jr.,
assistant state veterans employ
ment representative for disabled
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Ac. £ taster Invasion Plan Revealed
Hr ‘ ii ,
Dover- Norf'h Foreland
Above is shown the frontispiece of what is believed to be the
first reproduction of a German invasion map of the English
coast to be made. The strip map, complete with aerial photos
shows meticulous work on the part of the Naxi military intelli
gence in collecting details of gun emplacements and other British
defenses. The map was brought to this country by an Air Trans
port Command pilot from Berlin.
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More Than 50,000 Jam
Local Resort Over
Fourth Holiday
A crowd of more than 50,000
people, the largest in Carolina
Beach’s history, jammed the Lower
Cape Fear strapd during the four
day Independence Day holiday, ac
cording to stimates released yes
terday by Mrs. Alice Strickland,
Carolina Beach town clerk.
The lew record was set despite
the weather, nearly the worst in
the beach’s history, Mrs. Strick
land said.
She took special satisfaction in
the fact that there were no traffic
accidents or beach accidents worth
mentioning, desipte the oversize
crowd and the poor weather.
The prime reason for the lack
of beach mishaps was the rein
forcement of the regular seven
man lifeguard crew with three ex_
tras, she said.
The only unfavorable event of
the entire four-day holiday spree
was the brief cut-off of electric
power Friday night during the 45
mile-per-hour windstorm. The pow
er failure was quickly remedied
with little delay in power service.
“It was good to have the busi
ness,” Mrs. Strickland said as she
revealed the 50,000 . person crowd
figure, “but I can’t help feeling
a little relieved that the crowd
is getting back to its normal size.”
veterans, said that this does not
mean the disabled will not be even,
tually placed in employment suit
able to their capacities.
Citing some “unfortunate” cases
of disabled veterans growing out
of injuries received in World War
i I, the representative said that
every effort is being expended this
i time to guarantee there is not a
recurrence of many such tragic
There was no plan for this proj
ect as late as 1923, five years
after World War I.
See JOBLESS on Page Three
Germans Had Plan
To Invade England
Concrete Evidence Of Nazi Scheme Found In
Charts; Now Used In Berlin As Table
Mats; Huns Were Burned
Concrete evidence of a master German plan for the
invasion of England has been revealed in this country by
the disclosure of the existence of remarkably detailed maps
of the English Channel coast.
Complete Maps
The maps, SRid to be the most complete diagrams of
A power line to operate Bluethen
thall airport’s brand new- almost
completed VHF (very high fre
quency) radio range will be strung
to the site, about five miles north
of the field, some time this week,
it was announced yesterday by
Hamilton E. Hicks, secretary of
See RANGE on Page Two
the English coastal defenses yet
discovered, have only recently
been brought to this country by
Air Transport Command pilots
from Berlin.
The particular map which was
presented to me is of the south
eastern coast of the “right little,
tight little, isle’’, and shows bal
loon defenses, anti-aircraft posi
tions and identifies outstanding
Invasion Mystery
Partial solution to the mystery
of the failure of the Nazis to in
See MAPS on Page Two
Along The Cape Fear
■ SOUR GRAPES—In last Satur
day’s column we said we were go_
ing to keep our head inside the
Columbus county 1946 year book
because we thought it as deletable
as a crate of Chadbourn straw
This morning, however, our head
is no longer inside the book. On
the contrary, it is raised up like
that of the fox W'ho put his head
into a fruit basket only to encoun
ter a large bunch of sour grapes.
It isn't the Columbus county book
which has brought about this
change, though. We still think the
book a fine publication.
No. The change has been wrought
by a letter from Whiteville.
* * *
the Cape Fear (the letter says):
j Now, sir, that you have your back
from the wall and your head in a
book, we have hopes for you.
"Completely shorn of any desire
to bite you—your abject apologies
stirred our sympathy and emotions
—we stand now ready to guide you
into a fuller understanding of and
appreciation for the excellencies
of that part of Southeastern North
Carolina to which New Hanover
county is suburban.”
We won’t give you the writer’s
name, folks.
We have his name written in
blood on our black list, and we
have claimed him for our 'own
personal game.
* * *
before we oil up our long rifle
and shine up our bowie knife for
the hunting trip to Whiteville, let
us point out that never in the his
tory of the plant kingdom have
strawberries metamorphosed into
raspberries — the ones spelled
r—a—z—z in such short order.
It would make Luther Burbank,
the world’s greatest—up till now
botanical quick-change artist turn
a dark jade green with envy.
How did you manage to find
time to do it, sir, with your hands
See CAPE FEAR On Page Two
Byrnes Wins Over Molotov
On Peace Confer
ence State
PARIS, July 8.—(U.R)—The “Big
Four’’ foreign ministers agreed
Monday to issue invitations Tues
day for a 21-nation peace confer
ence to meet here July 29 and to
draft “recommendations” on pro
cedure to be considered by the
The agreement came at the end
of two critical meetings during the
day, with Secretary of State James
F. Byrnes fighting doggedly to
overcome the resistance of Rus
sian Foreign Minister Viacheslav
Molotov to issuing the invitations
unless hard and fast rules for pro
cedure were dictated to the 21
nation conference.
Plenary Meeting
The forengn ministers ordered
their deputies to draft the suggest
ed rules of procedure for consid
eration at a plenary meeting at
5 p. m. Tuesday.
Invitations and recommendations
will be sent together to the 21 na
tions who, at the peace confer
ence, are to prepare treaties for
the Axis satellites—Italy, Hungary,
Romania, Bulgaria and Finland.
Byrnes forced a showdown vote
at a meeting Monday morning on
issuing the invitations at once.
British Foreign Secretary Ernest
See PEACE on Page Three
Senate Goes Into Final
Round On Newest OPA Bill
Attorney General Clark Reveals That FBI
Agents Attempting To Track Down
Charge Of Conspiracy
United Press Staff Correspondent
WASHINGTON, July 8.—(UP)—A federal investigfc
tion to determine whether big business is conspiring to kill
OPA was underway Monday as the senate went into the
final round of debate on a measure to revive the embattled
pricing agency for another year.
Attorney General Tom C. Clark revealed that Depart
ment of Justice agents are trying to track down reports
Kentuckian Is Given Lie,
However, By State
United Press Staff Correspondent
WASHINGTON, July 8.—Repre
sentative Andrew J. May’s dra
matic denial of association with a
Kentucky lumber company linked
by senate investigators to an 111
linois “paper empire” of war con
tractors was challenged promptly
Monday by a white-haired Ken
tuckian who said he has known the
Democratic congressman for 50
May, in an impassioned speech
before a crowded, applauding
house- denounced the Senat War
Investigating committee as an “in
quisition” group, denied that he
had profited from any connections
he had with organizers of the Illi
nois industrial chain, and pictured
himself as “the victim of a con
spiracy of falsehood and malice.”
Denies Connections
Specifically. the gray-haired,
partly bald chairman of the influ
ential House Military Affairs com
mittee denied any connection with
the Cumberland GCy.) Lumber
company. That firm’s documents
See MAY on Page Two
To Be Displayed To Public
After Preliminary
The long-awaited final plans of
Wilmington’s proposed $1,000,000
municipal auditorium will be pre
sented to the city council in a
week or 10 days, J. B. Lynch, city
architect, told Acting City Manager
J. R. Benson yesterday.
In preparation for several
months, the final plans will be put
on public display for study and
comment after the council gives
them its preliminary approval,
Benson said
Meanwhile, Lynch will proceed
with the drafting of working draw
ings for contractors’ use.
Although $28,000 to finance the
preparation of plans and specifi
cations has been granted by the
Federal Works agency, no appro
priation has yet been made for
actual construction of the $1,000,
000 structure.
As soon as federal funds are
made available for municipal
propects, city officials will go into
action for immediate erection of
the auditorium at Eights and Nun
streets, Benson said.
Carolina Still Seeking
Fort Caswell Property
Star Correspondent
SOUTHPORT, July 8.— Writing
from Raleigh this week Director
R. Bruce Etheridge of the North
Carolina Department of Conserva
tion and Development requested
the local representative of the Star
to keep him informed on all local
developments with regard to Fort
The State of North Carolina hopes
to acquire Fort Caswell at South
port and developing it as a part
of the Mountain-Seashore Park
system. At present the only thing
delaying the accomplishment is a
definite announcement from the 6th
Naval District to the effect that;
the Navy no longer needs or wants
Fort Caswell, it was said.
Navy Owned
Contrary to some impressions,
| the Coast Guard has never held
i any interest in Fort Caswell. The
Coast Guard has a large and well
: equipped station at Oak Island, a
1 short distance below Caswell,
j Several weeks ago the Coast
j Guard is understood to have made
approaches to the Navy for part
See CASWELL On Page Two
that manufacturers and cattle in
terests conspired to hold scarce
products off the market in order
to stir up public opposition to OPA.
Foods Reappear
Clark said 'lie department’s
suspicious were aroused last week
when a flood of hitherto scarce
foods appeared on the market im
mediately after tne old price con
trol law died.
He said special attention is be
ing given to the cattle industry and
that any member of a group en
gaged in consp5racy to withhold
meat or other goods for the pur
pose of discrediting OPA is liable
to a $10,000 fine and two years’
President Truman, meanwhile,
held an OPA conference with his
congressional “Big Four’’ shortly
before the start of the senate de
bate which administration support
ers hope will wind up this week
with passage of a bill acceptable
to the White House. The president
vetoed the earlier OPA extension
Hope To Please
The four, Senate Democratic
Leader Alben W. Barkley, (Ky.),
Senate President Kenneth McKel.
lar, (D. Term.) House Speaker Sam
Rayburn, (D., Tex.), and House
See OPA on Page Three
Governor Of Minnesota
Holds Two To One Mar
gin Over Shipstead
MINNEAPOLIS, July 8. —(A>)—
Governor Edward J. Thye, who
went into the Minnesota Republi
can U. S. senatorial race with the
blessing of Harold Stassen, took a
two to one lead Monday night over
Senator Henrik Shipstead, incum
bent, in early returns of the pri
mary election.
Reports from 26 of 3,706 precincts
gave Thye 1,929, Shipstead 939.
First returns were scattered
throughout the state, and all coun
ties reported voting extremely
light, evidently due to the fact that
there were few local county con
Date With Stassen
Gov. Thye, who voted in his home
town of Northfield, was back at his
St. Paul suite Monday night and
had a date to meet later w'ith
Stassen, who can in his home state
election gain or lose prestige in his
determination to obtain the Repub
lican presidential nomination in
Stassen, former governor who
was Admiral William Halsey's flag
secretary during World Warll, was
not a candidate and did not cam
paign actively but nevertheless
was a major issue himself because
he endorsed candidates in the hot
contests for U. S. Senator and
Stassen’s foes declared he hand
picked Governor Edward J. Thye
for the senatorial race in opposi
tion to Senator Henrik Shipstead.
See THYE On Page Two
And So To Bed
Two out-of-town gentlemen
were arguing on a local street
corner yesterday afternoon
about the merits of their
(For sake of security we
shall call one Blankville and
tHe other Zerotown.)
“Listen,” said the gentleman
from Blankville. “Your town
is so small you hardly know
when you drive through it.”
“Is that so,” replied the
gentleman from Zerotown.
“Your town is so small and
you can drive through it so
fast that you ought to change
those ‘You Are Entering Blank
ville’ signs to ‘You Left Blank
ville Five Minutes Ago '

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