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274- WILMINGTON, N. C., THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1946 ESTABLISHED lUf Boyd To Take Stand At CAB Air Hearings Port Traffic Manager Will Submit Wilmington Air port Brief Today MANYjvjTNESSES poard Hears Petitions From North, South Carolina Points fly FRANK van deb linden Wilmington Morning Star Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, Aug. 29.— After three days of patient waiting, spokesmen for Wil mington will tskG trie stsnd Thursday in oral arguments before the Civil Aeronautics board in the Southeastern States case, to urge that the port City be given more air line service with other cities in North Carolina and neigh br-V states. Major n. £>oya. iiauu; iuu.ii lfsr of the Wilmington Port Traf fic association, and J. C. Parker, manager of the Wilmington airport, Wednesday heard spokesmen for Asheville,' Charlotte, Greensboro, High Point. Goldsboro and several South Carolina cities ask for air routes, some of which would con nect with Wilmington. Wilming ton's argument will closely follow ike brief prepared by Major Boyd [or the city and New Hanover coun [v and filed earlier in the case. “Inferior Service” Citing the development of South eastern North Carolina as an in lustrial, commercial and recrea tional area, the brief says Wilming ton has “inferior service” by rail, Especially east-west. The city has "urgent need for See BOYD on Page Two FENANTS ASSURED OF NON-EVICTION Lake Forest Housing Status To Remain Same Until End Of 1947 Residents of the Lake Forest bousing units can “sit tight” in their dwellings until December 11,1947, or until the end of federal bousing rent control without fear that they will be evicted by sale of the units to any groups—veteran or private—it was disclosed yes terday by A. R. Hanson, assistant regional director for real estate disposition, Federal Public Hous ing authority, Atlanta, Ga. Hanson said that the later of the t"'o dates would prevail, which means that Lake Forest residents may stay on in the units possibly until after December 31, 1947, if the Federal rent control is ex tended beyond that date. No Rent Raise Under terms of the proposed future sale, no tenant can be evicted by the purchaser except through proper court action. It "■'* also be impossible for the new owner to raise the rent, and Resale Price of any unit must have ‘••e approval of the FPHA. Hanson explained that any ef ort to form a co-operative to Purchase ar. d maintain the hous nS Project would have to have the approval of a certain percentage «the present tenants. - ^fe TENANTS on Page Two •MONE’S MEDITATIONS Bv \lley r~—— —«> PE N£w ?OS/v\AS7uH SAY Ht fo TK CLASS. ?UT H£ Pom’ Look ho MO'aj lOclT SECOfr* * ICLAS? T' ME » VfA** (Rrtoasn tr Tb« Ban («» ' «*»«. inc.) Tran* Mad • R«*. D. & Pat Office) In The Spotlight "W PANDIT JAWAHARUAL NEHRU India Congress party president who has been named to head India’s first popular Executive Council. The eyes of the political world are on him at the present time and much is expected from his leadership. RESERVE TO SEEK PLACE TO MEET Units Here To Be Activated When Adequate Quar ters Are Located Wilmington’s U. S. Naval or ganized reserve unit will be acti vated as ^n as Sixth Naval dis trict headquarters in Charleston, S. C. selects the unit’s 10 commis sioned officers and a suitable “tem porary meeting place” is found here Cmdr. J. W. Daniel, assis tant director of the Sixth Naval district’s reserve program, dis closed last night at a meeting of about 30 local Naval Reserve of ficers in the Customhouse court room. Lieutenant Host Assists Commander Daniel, who arrived in the city last night, will remain here today in an effort to secure the temporary meeting place with the assistance of Lieut. Henry C. Bost, district representative. The local unit would have been acti vated “long before no*/,” the com mander said, “if an armory had been located.” With negotiations still underway to obtain the employment office of the shipyard, district head quarters has decided to go ahead with the unit’s activation anyway and seek a temporary meeting place, Commander Daniel said. The 10 officers who will head the unit will be selected “imme diately” by Charleston headquart ers, the commander continued. They will be as follows; One lien tenant-commander (command ing officer); two lieutenants, three lieutenants (j.g.); and four en signs. Commander Picks Men The 200 enlisted personnel, which will be picked by the commanding officer, will consist of 50 Seamen and Boatswain’s Mates; 25 Gun ners; 25 Radiomen; 25 Electronics Technicians; 45 Shipfitters; 25 Electrician’s Mates; thjee Yoemen; one Storekeeper; and one Phar macist’s Mate. The PC boat on which the unit See RESERVE on Page Two Still Eligible WASHINGTON, Aug. 28—(ff)— The Veterans administration ruled Wednesday that an American citi zen who served in the Canadian armed forces during the war and now lives in this country is eli gible for a VA Loan guarantee. Interpreting a change in the GI Bill of Rights, VA said in a statement such a veteran can ob tairr one of the loan guarantees even,though he got a cash bonus and “re-enlistment credit” from the Canadian government. THEIR IT! Task Terrifies Trimble; Brief Baffles Biffle WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 — (iT31) — Anybody who can forecast a cat’s path through a fish market or plot the position of every pea injomor row'l soup will find a hearty wel come from two harassed officials at the 'capitol. • The new legidative reorganiza tion law requires them to publish m each day’s edition of Congres sional record—compiled the night before-the legislative program for the day’s session. As anv Congressman knows, this is lie Tying to issue a guaranteed analysis of when the three cher ries are going to come up on a jilted slot machine. The joint committee on printing, which was given general charge of the project, craftily insisted that the actual forecasts be prepared by South Trimble, clerk of the House, and Leslie L. Biffle, secre tary of the Senate. Trimble trembled. Biffle was baffled. The latter immediately departed for Europe, ostensibly on a mission for the American Battle monu ments commission. See TASK on Paee Two NEW INDIAN GOVERNMENT MINISTERS UNDER GUARD AS TENSION MOUNTS OVER NATION; NEW WA T CEILINGS TO BE FIVE CENTS UP & A. «>' _ _ Porter Lo' ^ Price Batue To Anderson Agriculture Department Secretary Orders High er Top Scale MARKETS FLOODED New Retail Costs Will Be Well Below Present Big-City Levels WASHINGTON, Aug. 28.— (UP)—Secretary of Agricul ture Clinton P. Anderson overrode OPA protests Wed nesday and ordered new live stock price ceilings which will raise retail beef prices 5V2 cents a pound and pork 2^2 cents over June levels. Under the new price control law, OPA has no choice but to put the higher ceilings into effect within 10 days, despite Price Administra tor Paul Porter’s open and bitter opposition to any hike in meat pirces at this time. Anderson’s order apparently was issued with the full approval of the White House, which was forced to intervene as referee after the two officials failed to agree. The new retail prices will be considerably below present meat costs, which have been uncontroll ed since the old OPA law expired on June 30, but they will be well above the level advocated by Por ter. Further Delay It was expected that Anderson’s peremptory order would force a further delay in the reimposition of meat ceilings, which President Truman’s Decontrol board ordered restored. See PORTER on Page Two COMMITTEE WILL CHECK ON REPORT VFW Group To Inquire Into Lake Forest Rentals Situation The James A. Manley post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars last night moved to inquire into re ports that the City Housing auth ority has admitted ineligible non veteran applicants for houses In its Lake Forest project despite a waiting list of ex-servicemen for whom preference is established by fderal law. E. C. Snead, commander of the local VFW, announced after last night’s post meeting that he would appoint a five-man committee to take up assertions that federal veterans preference regulations are being violated at Lake Forest with H. R. Emory, city housing director, in the near future. “The purpose of their inquiry will be to determine the truth or falsity of allegations made from the floor of tonight’s VFW meeting that some units of Lake Forest masonry buildings have recently been rented to persons other than eligible veterans,” Snead said. “If these statements are substan tiated, this appears to be contrary to the Federal Housing authority’s announced policy of restricting eligibility for admission to public housing projects like Lake Forest to veterans,” he declared. •o _ __ * Sarah Gets Civitan Check The young lady with the smile, pictured above, is Miss Sarah Anne Eaton, of Wilmington, and she has good reason for smiling. That piece of paper Lloyd Jackson, president of the Wilmington Clvltan club, is putting in her hand is a check for $150, the first half-payment of the Civltan’s Annual Scholarship Award she won recently. The man watching the transaction over Sarah’s shoulder is Dr. J. Walter Branham, of Raleigh, district governor of the Carolinas Civitan clubs, who was princi pal speaker at the local club’s weekly meeting yes terday.—STAR STAFF PHOTO BY PETE KNIGHT. C1VITANS PRESENT CHECK TO SINGER i Sarah Anne Eaton Gets First Half Of Club Scholarship Monies The dream of every high school graduate — a college career — started to come true yesterday for Miss Sarah Anne Eaton, of Wil mington, when the Wilmington Civi tan club presented her with a check for $150, the first half-pay ment of the $300 Annual Civitan Club Scholarship Award she won this year. Miss Eaton, who graduated from New Hanover High school this past June, won the annual award on the basis of her excellent accomplish ments in three fields — scholarship, extra - curricular activities, and singing. The Civitan scholarship allows the winner to chose his or her own college, and Miss Eaton has select ed Women’s College of the Univer sity of North Carolina at Greens boro. She will enroll there this fall. Shares Honors Miss Eaton shared top honors at yesterday’s regular weekly lunch eon meeting of the Civitan club with Dr. J. Walter Branham, of Raleigh, district governor of the Civitan clubs of the Carolinas. Dr. Branham, guest speaker at the luncheon function, outlined and reviewed, the two current aims of the Civitan clubs — the campaign for safe driving on the highways and the campaign for better youth guidance. Stressing the need for nationwide See CIVITANS on Page Two Along The Cape Fear FIRST PRIZE CONTEST—Some thing really remarkable has come to light—what we believe was the first commercial prize contest ever sponsored along the Cape Fear. It came to light the other day when Mr. Frank Mason came into our office bearing an old,worn, tattered, yellowed piece of paper printed back in 1888. Mr. Mason found this ancient piece of paper on Second street be tween Nun and Ann streets about 10 years ago. It so intrigued him that he filed it away in his desk drawer. And then he forgot about it until the other day when this column and its probings into the past brought it back into his mem ory. Mr. Mason thought we might be interested in seeing it, which is an understatement. It interests us so much that we’re going to pass it along to you folks right now. * * » KID BUTTON SHOES—This is the way the piece of paper reads: “HANDSOME PRIZES. H. C. EVANS’ PRIZE REBUSS! “Thinking my friends and patrons in the city and county would like to spend a few pleasant hours in mind exercise, I present below to them a Rebus, and in order to get them more interested in it than probably they would otherwise be, I offer four prizes as follows to the first ones giving correct an swers to it: To the first Lady cus tomer, one pair Kid Button Shoes; to the first Gentleman customer, one pair New Process Shoes; to the first Miss under sixteen years, one pair Misses Kid Button Shoes; and to the first Boy under sixteen years, one pair Boys Calf Shoes. “The answers to this Rebus must be enclosed in sealed envelopes and returned to my store, when they will be numbered, as received, until January 1st, 1889, when the envelopes will be opened and prizes i awarded. No more than one prize ; awarded in the same family. If ' none of the answers are correct, new bills will be issued and a sec ond trial given.” * * * REBUS GENIUS—In case you have forgotten what a rebus is, it’s a riddle made up of pictures, let ters, and numerals which, when decoded (if you’re smart enough to do it), spell out a message. Judging from the complications See CAPE FEAR on Pace Two ‘ L PIPELINE SCORED Oil Men Say Plans Would Be Too Costly Highway Commission Also Has Doubts As To Feasibility Of Laying Oil Con duits Under River The State Highway commission has serious doubts of the engineering feasibility of Mayor W. Ronald Lane’s sug gestion that pipe lines be constructed to carry petroleum products under the river to Brunswick county as an al ternative to continued routing of oil trucks through Wil mineton. A. H. Graham, its chairman, told the Star from The Weather FORECAST North Carolina—Faif to partly cloudy and slightly warmer Thursday; scattered thundershowers in mountains Thursday afternoon. (Eastern Standard Time) (By U. S. Weather Bureau) Temperature 1:30a 68; 7:30a 70; l:30p 82. 7:30p 75. Maximum 84; Minimum 65; Mean 72 Normal 76. Humidity 1:30a 90; 7:30a 79; l:30p 50; 7:30p 78. Precipitation Total for the 24 hours ending 7:30 p.m., 0.00 inches. Total since the first of the month, 10.08 inches. Tides For Today (From the Tide Tables published by U. S. Coast and Geodetic SuArey). High Low Wilmington _11:41a 6:23a ll:57p 6:40p Masonboro Inlet _ 9:26a 3:09a 9:40p 3:27p Sunrise 5:43; Sunset 6:42; Moonrise 8:21a; Moonset 8 :38p. River stage at Fayetteville at 8 a.m. Wednesday—17. i feet. Raleigh last night. The commission, which has been surveying Seventh and Eighth Streets prospects for its new truck route, still leans towards routing the big oil tankers through the city, Graham said. "Our survey is by no means completed,” he declared, “and won’t be until we have explored any and all feasible plans for the truck route.” He gave no detailed objections to the pipeline plan. Betts In Accord Earlier T. T. Betts, district en gineer of the commission, who is in direct charge of the truck sur vey here, had declared that the projected pipe line might be an ideal alternative to the headache shared by city and state authorities in selecting a truck lane that would not outrage residents of the streets through which it would pass. In the meanwhile, what local petroleum distributors could be reached showed small enthusiasm from the Lane plan. The objections of several, as sum med up by one prfominent distrib utor who preferred anonymity, were: 42 Different Lines (1) At least 42 individual pipe lines would need to be fed down :he waterfront in order to take care See OIL MEN on Page Two First In World GREEN BAY, Wis., Ang 28 —UP)—Service on the first two way highway mobile radio sya tem in the world was inaugu rated Wednesday by a long distance call from an automo bile 14 miles north of the city to Milwaukee, 135 miles away. The Green Bay-Mlwaukee call was the first long distance call into the general wire net work of the Green Bay ex change of the Wisconsin Tele phone company from a vehicle traveling along the highway. It was made from one of seven vihicles equiped for service under regular commercial con ditions. CAMERAMEN VOTE TIME EXTENSION Deadline On Chamber Photo Contest Now Set As September 30 The Wilmington Chamber of Com merce’s photograph contest, orig inaly scheduled to end August 31, has been extended to September 30. Decision to run the contest a month longer was reached last night at a meeting of local ama teur and professional photograph ers in the Chamber building, Fourth and Princes* streets. After reviewing the 90 photo graphs already submitted in the contest, the group voted for the one month extension because Au gust’s “poor picture weather” held up many fine shots the local cam eramen had planned to take. Bell In Accord Paul Franklin Bell assistant secretary of the Chamber, agreed to the contest extension at the photographers’ request. The contest rules and prize list remain as before. All prints must be submitted on 8” by 10” glossy paper with the photographer’s name, the locale of the shot, and the classification listed on the back. All photos submitted become property of the Chamber for ex tensive advertising purposes both locally and nationwide. When used for advertising, the photographer will be given a by-line credit. All reprints ordered by the Chamber will be paid for to the photograph er. List Of Prizes The prizes are as follows: $15 for the best picture of the lot, $10 for the second best, and $5 each for the best one in each of the 10 classi fications. The classifications, and the num ber of photos submitted so far, are: Architectural, 6; Educational, 2; Scenic, 14; Industrial, 6; Port 5; Historical, 6; Resort, 11; Recrea tional, 8; Agricultural, 5; and Mis cellaneous, 7. Twenty photos have not yet been classified. Nice Little Wind A “freak” whirlwind that swoop ed down upon a pile of 18 guage roofing iron and hurled several sheets, weighing approximately 25 pounds each, 175 feet into the air and landing them over 100 feet away, near the Stone rail way, across the river, was re ported last night. S. W. Garrett, who was paint ing a barge near the railway, said he, R. R. Stone, Jr., and Joe Land is were talking when they heard a rumble. Looking around they saw the wind take the heavy sheets of iron and hurl them into tl ar. He said the metal was lying flat on the ground at the time. He said the wind lasted about five minutes and up to that time it was very calm. The incident happened about 2:45 o’clock Tues day afternoon. ADVENTURE HO! Demure Old Ladies Make Long Trip In Big Box Car STOCKTON, Calif., Aug. 28.— tP)—A Santa Fe freight ground to i halt in the railroad yards here Wednesday. Two gray, demure old ladies— me a grandmother — looked out irom a box car and declared: “They said we couldn’t do it, out we did—this far anyway.” The pair are Mrs. Carrie E. Sackritter, 60, and her mother, Mrs. E. H. Briggs, 77. In company with three dogs, a cow, a horse, an automobile and heir household belongings, the women piled into the box car at Escondido. Calif.. Monday nient and headed for their new farm home at Auburn, Calif., 90 miles Erom here. Throughout the 600-mile trip the two women have been pretty com Eortable. They put the animals in one end of the car, their automo bile at the other, and piled their household furniture in the center. They sleep on a couch and cook on an oil stove. Down around Barstow, the freight train hit it up at a lively pace and things began to jostle around a bit. While they were trying to See DEMURE on Pace Two Police Seize Ninety Cases Of Big Knives British Troops Alerted On Eve Of Greatest Moslem Holiday Fete TROUBLE BREWING Assembly Of Five Or More Persons Prohibited In Major Cities i -. i By WALTER J. M4SOX NEW DELHI, Aug. 28.— (/P)—The assembly of more than five persons and the carrying of arms and clubs were forbidden in major In dian cities Wednesday night on the eve of the biggest Mos lem holiday of the year. There were indications of in creased tension throughout India as the date approached for in auguration of the new interim gov ernment—formed by the predomin antly Hindu Congress party—there was still no outward sign of rap prochement with the dissident Moslem league. The new government ministers were being guarded. British troops all over the country were alerted and ordered confined to their own areas Wednesday night and Thurs day. Police were on the lookout for the Introduction of arms into large cities. In Bombay some 90 cases of knives were confiscated. All gun shops in Delhi were reportedly ask ed to deposit their stocks tempo rarily with authorities. Thursday’s Moslem holiday—"Id Ul-Fitr” — corresponds closely to the Christian Christmas, with the exchange of gifts and feasting. Its arrival this year will coincide with the sharp political disagree ment between the Moslem league and the Congress party. Moslem league members declared that if the interim government goes into See POLICE on Page Two COUNTY SCHOOLS FACULTYREDUCED 1946-47 Year To Open September 5 With 16 Fewer Teachers All of New Hanover county’s 14 white schools will be open for the term beginning September 5, even though shrinkage in student rolls has necessitated a reduction of the school board’s roster by 16 teachers, H. M. Roland, county superintendent, said yesterday. A revised list of county school teachers, scheduled for early re lease, now contains 295 names as compared with 311 last year, Ro* land said. To Maffitt Cillage All pupils in grades 1, 2, 8, and 4 living in Maffitt Village' south of a line beginning at Vance and Rut ledge Streets and running to Caro* lina Beach road by way of Marion Drive should report for enrolment in Maffitt Village School next Tues day or Wednesday, Roland said. Hemenway School will accept for enrollment from Maffitt Village this year only pupils from families whose children attended Hemen way last year, he said. Students from the Hemenway section of Maffitt Village, who do not meet that requirement for at tending Hemenway, will be enrolled in Lake Forest School, Roland said. The school board will pro vide buses to transport them there. And So To Bed A well-dressed elderly gen tleman was walking sedately down Princess street yesterday afternoon. As he strolled he tipped his expensive straw hat to every passing lady and otherwise act ed the perfect gentleman. But all he got for his polite pains was subdued smiles and titters from the ladlM. Evidently he put on his taste ful clothes without benefit of a mirror, because his exquisite necktie was knotted very neat ly indeed — around the out side of his collar.