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P O money order The Star-News can pot be responsible for currency sent through fie mails.__ Member of the associated press IND ALSO SERVED BY THE UNITED PRESS ^ SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 1946 TOP O’ THE MORNING There is the story of a man looking in a store window at a picture of the crucu fixion. A little urchin was also looking at it. The man pretended to know nothing about it, and asked the boy, “What s that? The boy replied, “Don't you know that is Jesus d>ing on the cross?” Anti he told something of the crucufixion. “Oh”, said the gentleman, “is it?” In a little while he heard footsteps coming after him. It was the little boy, and he said. “Sir, I wanted to tell you that He is alive. —From “The Christian Digest”. No Speed Traps Suggestions that speed traps be used to curb traffic accidents are being con jidered by highway patrol administra tors, according to advices received from Raleigh. The idea is not pleasing to them but, on the theory that the end justifies the means and that other appeals have fail ed to get response from the public, of ficials are not ready to discard the plan entirely. We would like to take this oppor tunity to voice our wholehearted op position to such a proposal. In doing so, it is only fair to those who think otherwise to state our rea sons for taking this stand. First, the speed-trap is an outmoded system of enforcing the traffic laws. It reached its maximum use several years ago and the abuses it foste vd were so great that public opinion demanded its abolition. Often it wras not employed as primarily a means of reducing traffic speeds but rather as a form of graft for some constable and justice of the peace combination. It was this abuse that caused its death in the middle twenties. We grant that the modern system of highway patrolmen and standard courts would not provide a field for return of this situation but there are too many small communities that would take ad vantage of it for their own gain with the motorist the victim. It is but a matter of time that the location and operation of certain speed traps become well known. Therefore the motorists slows down for them, passes through quietly, and then returns to a most dangerous and excessive speed to make up the time lost. It provides a so called “safety patrol” for but small seg ments of the highway. Next, North Carolina is spending thousands find thousands, publicly and privately, for the development of its tourist business. Through these expen ditures it is building up facilities, ad vertisement and good will, the latter most important if we are to become one of the nation’s greater Vacation states. Can you think of anything more dam aging to this good will than a speed trap? All the effort and money ex pended to make the tourist welcome would be erased if he became a victim of this unwise method of attempting to reduce highway speeds. The speed trap is not even a make shift solution to our traffic problems. The number of highway fatalities has reached such an alarming figure that more thorough and constructive effort on the problem is in order. Best $tep along this line is enlargement of the State Highway patrol, as well as county and municipal anti-speed forces. Now overworked and spread thinly throughout the state, a stronger patrol ;would be part of the solution. Couple with this a lower judiciary determined to invoke the maximum penalties of the law and speeding and other high way violations would be reduced to the point where loss of life and damage to vehicles become the exception rather than the rule. Best Wishes To Tommy The name of Wilmington, N. C. is scheduled to flash before 50,000 or more persons at Akron, Ohio, this afternoon as Tommy Williamson sends his sleek racer down the speedway of the Na tional Soap Box derby. Our best wishes and hopes go out to young Williamson for triumph over the large and strong field. With the victory goes the title of National Derby cham pion for 1946 and a four-year college scholarship. Our feelings toward him on the eve of this great event are best expressed in a letter, addressed to him and re ceived at the Star-News yesterday, from me of his admirers. It reads: “I have been thrilled reading of your exploits, our own ambassador of good will, and want you to know that we are all behind you and for you. “I recall that only a few' years ago I saw my own sons entering and enjoy ing the thrills of travel that you are now undertaking. You will recall for many years the pleasures of these ex periences, the places you go, the people you meet, the things you see. My, my, what a wonderful opportunity. “You, Tommy, are a worthy repre sentative of an enthusiastic city, who w'ill be thinking of you and pulling for you to come through and ‘bring home the bacon.’ But if you should lose, we know that you will be a good sport and rejoice with the winner, because a good loser is as much a hero as a good winner. “So, with every wish for success, Wilmington and its citizens say: ‘Good luck and best wishes. You have been a fine representative of an interested city, w'hose every wish is for your suc cess’.” This letter, wre believe, expresses the feelings of all Wilmingtonians w’ho have followed the Soap Box derby, from the time of its announcement here, to the national finals this afternoon. U. S. S. New Hanover News of decommissioning of the U. S. S. New Hanover will be received, with a feeling of regret by many here who hoped that the name of our coun ty would continue on the high seas for years to come. A light review of her background may serve to ease some of this disap pointment. It must be remembered the U. S. S. New Hanover was an AKA (combat cargo) type vessel. She was built at the yard of the North Carolina Ship building company for a special purpose —to help supply an invasion force. With the war over, this need no longer exists and she is relegated to the field of excess property. A C-2 type hull, it is possible that the ship will be reconverted to further use in the peace-time Merchant marine. We do not know whether she will keep her name. There is also the possibility she may be placed in the reserve fleet and fate may chart her course back to the Cape Fear river into the lay-up basin in nearby Brunswick river. But whatever happens to her in the future, the citizenry of New Hanover have full reason to be proud of her past. In the words of her captain, Comman der Haines, “the New Hanover was a lucky vessel and carried her officers and men over some 75,000 miles of dangerous waters without'casualty to ship or men. She earned a reputation of smartness and cleanliness and yet was a happy ship to her crew. It was a pleasure to have commanded h^r from start to finish of her Naval ca reer.” The vessel^participated in the in vasion of Okinawa and other Pacific actions, eventually touching the shores of Japan. All may rest assured that she did her job well and, like hundreds of other ships built here, contributed her share to victory. The year 1948 may be a break for the gals, but it’ll be just another Leap Year for the pedestrian* Along Broadway By JACK UAIT MORE ABOUT DUFFY THE GAT— This genial lobber and killer, whom I have described in previous Chicago remimscenses, was powerful but short and muscle-bound. He got his nickname because in his early fight he would put down his head, rush in and butt to the midriff, usually knocking his mand cold. But he gave me many » good line, a rough neck with a sense of humor. While doiTi* “life” in the Indiana State Big House, in Michigan City the got out just in time to join the First V/ard delegation to the Baltimore convention which nominated Wood row Wilson) Duff was a model prisoner, be came a trusty. , . In stir, he had put on a sustained act of profound repentance. “I meart it, too — then,’ he told me later. "You see, I Drilled a tunnel in a guy big enough so he could drive his own hearse t’roug.n it. An’ whde it bad was—it was Christmas Eve. ,, . “A stickup, yeh. But this lug wouldn t keep hi* mitts in the air. How could I tell what he was gonna do? It was to all extents an’ pr poses, shootin’ in self-defense. “I knew he had dough on him, becus I cased him, I had a .44 not that li’l pearl-handled honey I liked so much, the one I stashed in the cash-register in the barber-shop. This blun derbus is what really busted me. You could hear it a mile. Before she stopped smokin’, they was a crowd arour’ me, includin a sheriff wit’ a rifle. It was in East Chicago, In diana, not far from the city line. “I’m nailed cold. Imagine me, a bigtown celebrity, collared In the act in a burg like that! I was so ’mbarrassed, I gave a phony name. But my fingerprints spilled on me. That Hoosier judge give me life like he was sendin’ me on a two-week picnic. “The waiden greets me an’ says, "So you’re Dulfy the Goat!’ nods. ‘Well,’ says he, ‘we get lots o’ ba-ad boys from Chi here. Why don’t you birds stay on your home grounds to do your dirt work?’ "I explain to him, I promised a certain po lice captain I wouldn’ null nothin’ in Chicago. Cap was a pal, o’ mine an' there was a clean up drive on. ‘So,* laugts the warden. It was a matter of honor?’ I aays exac’ly. I never broke my word, never, in my life. Why, I ask him — don't you beiieve in honor among thieves? He says, ‘No — they're no better than the rest of us!’ ” The rather fabulous Coast-to - Coast Larry Finley confessed in the Simplon that he and starlet Venise Grove had been man and wife since Aug 2, when they were married in Chicago. . .Gerun Moore, astro-numerologist, and Betty Evans, assistant to a heart special list, will wed in November. . . .Richard carl son dating Martha Driscoll, before his depar ture on the Queen Mary, for England. ■ .The John Jacob Astors together, celebrating his birthday in the Stork, blowing out the one candle on ‘.he cake Shenn Billingsley sent to their table. . .Tom Hudson (Henry Aldrich an nouncer) with Laurie Scars, at Armando s. . Betty Price, whc was Joe DiMaggio's fielder s choice, with Dannie Scnoll, of “Call Me Mr.”. Comic Stubby Ksye with Lillian Grey, daugh ter of the richest merchant in Labrador. There is mystery aoout the Warner - Joan Crawford relations. A report that she signed again i3 apparently premature. Much talk was aroused in Hillywood when the studio, in brag ads for its twentieth anniversary of sound pic tures campaign, did not mention the two big gies Crawford had made for it. . .Reports in dicate the Winter Garden will be dropped by Arthur Rank, British producer, and will go to Universal, which has no other theatres. I hear Mark Hei’linger's “The Killer” (which looks like a smash in the projection-room) opens at the Garden — end that * a Universal. Reported Romancing — Nancy Carroll’s lovely daughter, Pat Kirkland, and Warren Leslie of the Social Register, at Bradley's. . . Paul Berney, gem dealer, and Berenice Gil bert, to marry in the Fall, I hear. . .Jack Cassidy of the late “around the World,” and Evelyn Ward of the chorus. . .Billy Rose's Daurine Andres and Steve Ellis, Giants’ broad caster, together again and again, since she switched from Peter Lawford. . .Ned Schuy ler, owner of Miami’s Beachcomber, and Louise Jarvis, showdoll seem serious. . .Lois Andrews with test-pilot Johnny Martin. . . . Woolie Donahue escorting Lady Stanley (Syl via Ashley) at El Morrocco, and, at the next table, Buddy Rogers, husband of Mary Pick ford, who once was the wife of Sylvai's late husband. Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. Complicated? That’s what I thought. Lt. Co1. Gregory (PrrP") Boyington’s book is finished and in the hands of the busy Walter E. Smith, who seems to have about eight hands. Not only will Smith publish, but he’ll do the movie himself, a a an independent, per haps as a roadshow entry. Admiral Nimitz has offered Smith any fleet facilities required for the screen adaptation. The title, first time an nounced anywhere, is “Where Are We Now?” The song by Paul Berlenbach, dropped yes terday through a mechanical slip-up, is “I Have You Today”. . . .Yvonne Bouvier. prin cipal in the Filies Bergere. who clicked here at the Cotillion Room of the Pierre, had to quit abruptly because of failing health. She bought a farm near Madison, Conn., learned enough from scratch to make it keep her. After three years, she’s entirely well again, and opened on Spivvy s Roof. . .Joan Barton, who acts for Colmbia, is divorcing James Thomas, airplane executive. . . .Susan Peters is set to return to the screen — in “Millicent, My Love. ’ to be produced by Charles Bick ford, the actor. . .Clayton Collyer, Superman on the air, is a Sunday school teacher in Poundridge, N. Y., and the kids have swelled his classes to get autographs as well as in spiration. Mayer Davis, the society maestro, wires me a lengthy defense of James Caesar Petrillo, who he says, ‘‘has absolutely no juriisdiction over proposed raises in fv. Y. nightclubs,” He adds, “There is too much hooey about Petrillo, just because be is colorful.” If that’s what’s the matter with Petrillo, I’m color-blind. I’m also dumb. But I retain my sense of smell! We have an emergency program in taking care of war veterans who will want to go to school this fall, but in addition we must ex pand college campuses to accommodate stu dent bodies that may double by 1956. —Milton Fisenhower, president Kansas State College. A Battleship with an atomic power unit would use the unit to propel the ship, and at the same time . mignt produce materials from which atomic uombs could be made. —Dr. Arthur H. Compton, Chancellor Wash ington U. of St Louif BLOCKING HIS PATH ^ 7 The Gallup Poll U. S. Public Would Give UN Authority Over Armed Forces As Security Move •-* Quarrels And Bickering Do Not Make Americans Isolationists BY GEORGE GALLUP Director, American Institute of Public Opinion PRINCETON, N. J„ Aug. 17 — The quarrels and bickerings among the world's leading na tions, which have beset the Paris peace conference, are not making the average American turn isola tionist. While a majority of people ex press dissatisfaction with the prog ress of the United Nation so far, the country continues to have faith in that world organization and, in fact, wants the charter of the charter of the U. N. strengthened to give it more power. As a test of just how far the^ people are willing to go in the direction of a w&fld government, the Institute sought the country’s views' on giving the U. N. control of the armed forces of all na tions, including those of the Unit ed States. Some leaders have urged this step on the grounds that only when control of war-making powers is invested in international hands can the world look for permanent peace. Such a step is, however, opposed by others who say that it would mean giving up one of the oldest sovereign rights of national government, the pow er to wage war. The question was put as fol lows in the poll: “Do you think the United Na tions organization should be strengthened to make it a world government with power to control the armed forces of all nations, including the United States? The vote shows that tnose iav oring the idea outnumbered those | opposing in the ratio of more I than 2-to-l. Yes ?_54% No _24 No opinion ---- 22 Fear of another war is undoub tedly a major reason for the fav orable vote. A recent survey by the Institute found that 65 per cent of the country’s voters are afraid there will be another world conflict within 25 years. IT IS worth nothing that the Middle Western section of the country — the area once supposed to be isolationist in its sentiments — today shows just as large a majority for strengthing the U. N. as any other section. Within recent months two Middle Western political leaders who have often been called isola tionists were re-elected—Senator Hugh Butler in Nebraskka and Senator William Langer in North Dakota. On the other hand, three Mid-West isolationists, Senator Robert LaFollette of Wisconsin, Senator Henrik Shipstead of Min nesota, and Gerald P. Nye, who was seeking a political comeback in North Dakota, were elected. This confusing picture has led to much speculation as to wheth er the voters of the Mid-West (East Central and West Central states) are, or are not, returning to isolationism. The vote in today’s poll would seem to indicate that they are not. The geographical vote follows: On increased power for U. N. No N. Eng. & Yes No opinion M All. _51% 21% 28% E. Cent. & W. Cent. _ 56 26 18 South _ 56 22 22 Far West 57 25 18 A SUBSTANTI.-vL majority in favor of the idea is likewise found among the nation's prominent men and women who are listed in “Who's Who in America.” A special survey among a cross section of that group was conduct ed by the Institute on the same question as was put to the gen eral public. The “Who's Who vote follows: Yes, favor increased power for U. N. _59% No .....32 No opinion _ 9 The “'Who's Who” vote closely parallels that found among voters who have had college training. The vote by education groups fol lows: No Yes No opinion College -58% 31% 11% High School _ 53 28 19 Grade or no school _ 53 20 27 * * * THE VOTE for strengthening the U. N. is hardly surprising in view of the sentiments of the American people during the re cent past. Long before the end of the war Institute polls found large majorities in favor of creating a world organization for peace, and the public approved ratification of the United Nations Charter drawn up at San Fran cisco in 1945. President Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic gave 25,000 acres of personal property as a sanctuary for European refugees. INSTALLMENT LOAN SERVICE EFFECTED New Department Establish ed By Wilmington Sav ings and Trust Co. The inauguration of an install ment loan service wa^ effected yes» terday by the Wilmington Savings and Trust company, 110 Princess street, J. G. Thornton, president of the bank, announced. The new department will special ize in the financing of the repairs and remodeling of homes and other buildings, and also for the pur chasing of electrical and other ap pliances. No security is required, and three years are given borrow ers to repay such loans. The service will also include loans far buying refrigerators and deep freeze units, automobiles, boats, airplanes, tractors, trucks, farm implements, and machinery and commercial equipments. The service is also intended to provide personal loans, including extraordinary expenditures for hospital and medical bills, educa tion, vacation and travel expenses. The staff of the Wilmington Sav ings and Trust company invites in quiries from all persons interested in the installment loan department promising immediate attention to all applications, it was said. Byrnes Summons Clay To Paris Conference PARIS, Aug. 17—(AP)—Secretary of State, Byrne? has requested Lt. Gen. Lucius D. Gray, U. S. Deputy on the Berlin control commission for Germany to come to Paris for a general discussion of the German question, an American informant said tonight. He added that the secretary’s request did not mean that he plan ned to raise the German question at tn6 Peace Conference. Clay was • scheduled to arrive from Germany tonight, possibly with American political advisor Robert Murphy, end ihe conver sations wera scheduled to begin tonight and continue tomorrow. DO YOU THINK THE UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION SHOULD BE STRENGTHENED TO MAKE IT A WORLD GOVERNMENT WITH POWER TO CONTROL THE ARMED FORCES OF ALL NATIONS INCLUDING THE U.S.? YES □ 22% EACH SYMBOL REPRESENTS 10% ScWL A substantial vote in favor of strengthening the United Nations By giving it control over the armed forces of all countries is recorded in the latest Gallun PoU Interpreting The News By DeWITT M^ENZlF AP Foreign Affairs Anal™ If you will take a pair f ‘ passes and, using Jerusalem center on your map 0f *he ml * east, draw a semi-circle top to the north and its radi- 1!* resenting about a thousand you will have enclosed one Tl1’ globe’s most explosive zones There is no area more dan™ ous to peace unless perhapsT Paris “peace” conference n-V threatens to talk itsef i-vo’, , for-all. And let no o,;,‘ thlI^! ee’ the rapier play in the Paris park, isn t dangerous. ' Our arc will enclose a crater volcano—four crate s exact. These are: U the Pa tine crisis; (2) the fierce terrivf al disputes between British-backed Greece and Soviet sponsored A? bania, Yugoslavia a :t d Bulga,", '3) the Husso-Turkish dispute*over the Dardanelles (militarily one m the world's most strategic water ways), and (4) the Anglo-Bussiaa tension revolving about the ln;er. ests of these two great powers jn oil-rich Iran (Persia'. In every one of these crises « cepting that in the Holy land. Kus" sia and England are at sword', points. The same is true indirect as regards Palestine, for *i. whole Moslem world is involved h this dispute and the Soviet Union is heavily affected. Obviously, therefore, every on. if these four situations a threa to Russo - British relation!. A-”d when you've said that, you involve he rest of the globe. Washington is watching all these mbrogiios intently, Palestine is an open keg oi powder with lightning playing a‘ iround. The country is terse ove: Britain’s deportation of illegal Jewish immigrants to the island of Cyprus. The outlawed Irgun Jvai Leumi has c. * i on the Jews to a general revolt. Eighteen young Jews have been sentenced :o death for bombing the Haifa railroad shops — and took their sentences singing. Four Jewish women also were given life terms. The question of immigration o! Jewish refugees from Europe is, of course, one of the burning is iues of the moment. Thus it was >ig news when the White House yesterday made It known that President Truman is considering asking congress for special legis lation to permit entry of European refugees, including Jews, into the United States. The President hopes arrange ments can be made for various countries, including the United States, to admit many of these people as permanent residents. Meantime London is struggling with a plan to establish Jewish and Arab states in Palestine, BIG FARM MEET! PLANNED AT STATE 3,000 N. C. Leaders Ex pected To Attend Five Day Sessions RALEIGH Aug. 17-W-Over 3,000 of the state's leading farm men and women Will arrive here Monday on the N. C. State college campus for a five-day meeting o.' the 39th North Carolina Farm and Home Weex. It will be the first meeting of the group since 1341. Sessions are under the joint sponsorship of the N. C. State farmers convention, the Federation of Home Demon stration club, the State Depark ment of Agriculture, and N. " State college. Dormito-v’es of the campus will house the de'egates. Frank Thomp son gymnas'um will be the sce:.f of many exhibits featuring the work of the N. C. State college exten sion service, the experiment s a tion, and some commercial or ganizations. , Topics for discussion will incluw a wide variety of social and e«> nomie questions from ‘‘developing character in our children" to "'™en should tractors replace mules. Visitors Win oe given «■* , by the National Cotton Council a modernistic flame cultivator, signed and constructed by - . Ferguson, Agricultural tnEir' the N. C. State coliege extensio service. , 4. ' Study also will be devoted" the production, care and of forest, a ong with farm and medical care. Farmers convention Thomas J. Pearsall of eb0 ' president; Jacob M. bie ■f New London, vice-president '' Bill Hooks ol Whitei die, rouie second vice-president. Federation of Home Demons!, tion club leaders: Mrs. A Pierce of Pikesville. mine f/j,, deni; Mrs. Glen Ducan o City, route ?, vice-president, George Apperson of 'ocksp p, second vice-president ',.e. Gregory of Swansbor”. , president; Mrs Loy }‘oV\a cre. Davidson, route 1. recording tavy; Mrs. J S Gray of r- •• ,, route 2, treasurer; Mrs. ■ .f_ Johnson of Kinston rouie man of the Jane S McW»® Loan Fund committee. TOBACCO FESTIVAI WINDSOR, Aug. D- 1 " "e will stage a tobacco R .h« Monday in connection opening of the local *»,'<&** belt market after a 14-year a - (J Over 40 Mitries are schi ou.w (j( take part in a beauty age* ^ festival queen who wl“_,re‘vlonda? a special coronation baJ night.