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FAMINE threatens
Ration’s Butcher Shops
To Be Without Meat Soon
rmCAGO, Sept. 8.—(£>)—Butcher
s across the nation will be bare
fLsh meats by the end of this
“ in the worst meat famine in
f country’s history, Industry
Ikesmen said Sunday.
•Lks in many butcher shops in
, ° e cities already have been de
bv housewives who loaded
|le eith all the meat they could buy
reparation for the shortage.
*L ne\v crisis, coming only a
k after resumption of OPA
'L ceilings on livestock, prompt
' Kep. Adolph J. Sabath, D„ 111.,
n call for a federal investigation.
°"The meat situation is an out
- he said. ‘‘One day 40,000
come into the (Chicago)
“rds and a short time later only
300. There is no justification for
the difference.”
In a statement aimed at meat
packers and the New York Stock
Exchange, Sabath denounced "big
business criminals who want to
wreck the country for 30 lousy
pieces of silver.”
Hints Collusion
"The money - hungry interests
don’t care what happens to meat
hungry plain people,” he said. "I
v/ant the Department of Justice to
ascertain whether there is collusion
and conspiracy.”
Estimated receipts for Monday at
Chicago’s union stockyards, largest
in the world, were 6,000 cattle and
See NATION’S On Page Two
Pennsylvania, Now Repair
ed, Expected To Reach
Brunswick Suon
The titanic dredge Pennsylvania,
fricken early Saturday morning,
August 24. when her steam turbine
Hew up while dredging the Bruns
tick river ship storage basin, is
scheduled to return to Wilmington
late this week completely repaired
ar.d ready to resume the dredging
ask. it was reported yesterday by
Cap:. W. C. Manson, well-known
Cape Fear river pilot.
Captain Manson said the news
of the Pennsylvania’s return was
given to him by his neighbor, wife
of the dredge's deck officer, who
reported that the Pennsylvania will
depart on Tuesday night or Wednes
day morning from the Newport
News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock
company, Newport News. Va.,
where it has undergone extensive
Although the actual extent and
cost of the repair job were unavail
able last night, the damages were
originally estimated at $75,000.
Near Schedule
About 4.000,000 cubic yard* re
mained to be removed from the
huge storage basin when the ex
plosion occurred on August 24,
ith completion of the project
slated for December. Since the
dredge is capable of removing
about 1.000.000 cubic yards per
month, it is expected that the pro
ject will not fall much behind its
original completion date.
The dredge, reportedly the larg
est east ol the Mississippi river,
is owned by the American Dredg
ing company. The Brunswick river
project is being carried out by
authorization of the U. S. Maritime
commission under the supervision
of the Wilmington district U. S.
Army Engineers.
"hen completed, the basin will
be large enough to hold 500 mer
chant vessels of the Maritime com
mission’s reserve fleet. Only about
s dozen ships are stored there now
although the basin is about 65 per
cent finished.
Bodies Coming Home
home, Sept. 18.—(JP)—The bodies
the five American fliers shot
down over Yugoslavia on Aug. 19
continue their air journey to
't1;5 United States next Tuesday,
ciampino Airfield authorities said
Sunday night.
The five, flag-draped coffins have
tested in the airfield chapel since
e,ng flown here from Udine eight
“ays ago.
The only explanation given for
e delay in forwarding the bodies
° "e United States was that none
the army planes which have
eparted since that time had orders
10 carry them.
By Alley
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PAYS OFF $374.30
CHILDRESS, Eex., Sept. 8—
(TP) — Ex-Private Edward H.
Denny has been notified by the
War department that his claim
for travel pay and allowances
for substitence finally has been
He’s been patiently waiting
since 1899.
He received his discharge on
June 30, 1899, in the Philippines
after serving as a volunteer in
the Spanish American War. He
had a difficult time getting
back to the United States.* He
was forced to beg. borrow or
steal food to eat. he said.
He ate with the 20th Infantry
while waiting transport to Ja
pan. Aboard ship officers re
fused to feed him and others
of his group free.
Some volunteers from Cali
fornia let them eat until they
arrived at Nagasakai. A dele
gation was sent to the Ameri
can consul there. The consul
arranged rations to last Denny
and his men until they got
back to the States.
Back home, Denny tried to
get travel pay and food al
lowances. Four times his
claim was vetoed by the
President. Finally, however,
President Truman gave it his
approval. Presidents who. veto
ed his bill were Wilson, Cool
idge and Franklin . Roosevelt
He will receive $374.30 after
waiting 47 years.
Newest Of Community
Chest Agencies Will
Open At 9 a. m.
The Wilmington Family Service
society, newest of the city’s Com
munity chest agencies, will official
ly open for business at 9 o’clock
this morning, the- Rev. Mortimer
Glover, its president, announced
The society, established as a
counseling agency for family prob
lems, will be open during the>week
from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and on
Saturdays until noon, Mr. Glover
said. Its headquarters are located
in Room 314, of the Tide Water
The office will accept, for con
sultation and other services, cases
“which involve marital, parent
child, teache?child, employer-em
ployee problems and other prob
lems and other problems arising
out of personal and family rela
tionships,” he explained
Appointments for consultation
with the society staff can be ar
ranged either by phone or upon a
visit to its office.
Available To All
The society's services are avail
able to all persons in the com
munity without regard to race,
color, creed or economic position,
its president declared.
“On the other hand,” Glover
pointed out,” no case will be ac
cepted where the only need pre
sented is for financial assistance
alone and where this need seems to
be the basis for referral. It is felt
See FAMILY on Page Two
Baptist Speaker
State director of the Baptist
Training Union who will be the
chief speaker at the Wilmington
Baptist association’s Training Un
ion conference at the First Baptist
church here tonight.
Forty-Four Churches Of
Association To Be Repre
sented Tonight
With Harvey T. Gibson, North
Carolina Training Union director,
as their chief speaker, some 350
representatives of the 44 churches
in the Wilmington Baptist associa
tion will convene at the First Bap
tist church at 6 o’clock for the
quarterly meeting fo the associate’s
training union.
Supper will be served the dele
gates between 6:15 and 6:45 p. m.,
according to a program released
yesterday by the Rev. E. C.
Chamblee, associational mission
Henri Emurian, First Baptist,
church organist here, will give a
one-hour recital starting at 6:45.
Group Meetings
After a half-hour’s recreation,
delegates will divide into five con
ference groups on various phases
of Baptist training.
The conferences, scheduled to
last from 8:15 to 9 p. m., are divid
ed into the following categories:
Story hour, junior, intermediate",
young people, and adult.
Gibson’s inspirational address
will be delivered at 9 o’clock.
The Rev. Mr. Chamblee has re
quested that each delegate bring
his own supper. The association
will serve liquid refreshments, he
County-Wide X-Ray, Tu
bercular Diagnosis Will
Be Undertaken
The New Hanover County Tu
berculosis association, through Em
mett H. Bellamy, its president, last
night announced plans for county
wide x-ray survey and tubercular
diagnosis, to be conducted with
the cooperation of the Health de
partment and the Social Service
“We are not planning a mass
survey of the type now in progress
in various counties of the state
under the direction of the State
Board of Health,” Bellamy said.
“Our hope is to take the county,
district by district, and do intensive
educational as well as x-ray sur
At the same time, the associa
tion chief revealed that his group
is seeking to borrow chest x-ray
equipment now at the North Caro
lina Shipbuilding company for coun
ty use.
The N. C Ship machines are the
property of the U. S. Martitlme
Use Considered
Should loan of the equipment be
granted, the association plans to
use it either in the Health Depart-]
ment’s present x-ray clinic, or to
See SURVEY on Page Two
Today and Tomorrow
Early last winter the United
States government made the mo
mentous decision to take the lead
ing part in repelling the expansion
of the Soviet empire. As a result
we are now engaged in a world
wide diplomatic struggle of the
utmost gravity. We must realize
that it cannot be won and that it
may lead to a catastrophic war un
less the diplomatic campaign is
planned on a correct appraisal of
what it is essential to accomplish
and of the power and influence
we can muster in order to accom
plish it.
Our resources, our man power,
our political and moral influence
are considerable. But they are not
unlimited. And it is as necessary
now as it was during the war to
conserve and concentrate our ef
forts for a decision on the princi
pal issues rather than to let them
be dispersed in secondary theaters.
The basic question is one of high
strategy: whether the United States
shall deal with the Soviet Union
directly or indirectly. This is es
sentially the same question, though
obviously in very different form,
which Roosevelt, Leahy, Marshall
and King faced when they had to
decide whether to seek a decision
first in Europe or in the Pacific,
and then in each theater whether
See LIPPMANN On Page Two
Poles Launch
A P^Blasts
dO Demonstrate Before
U. S. Embassy At
G o m u I k a Flays Byrnes’
Speech As “Audacious’,’
WARSAW, Sept. 8.—(/P)—
Polish demonstrators surged
before the residence of U. S.
Ambassador Arthur Bliss
Land Sunday night, shouting
“down with the defenders of
Germany,” and then set afire
part of the newspaper plant
of Vice Premier Stanislaw
“Down with Mikolajczyk—
away with Mikolaczyk—send
Mikolajczyk back to London!” the
Poles shouted. The Gazeta Lu
dowa, newspaper of the vice
premier’s Polish Peasant party,
has refrained from joining in edi
torial attacks upon Secretary of
State Byrnes’ statement that the
United States does not consider
Poland’s western borders to have
been fixed permanently on the
Oder river.
The demonstration began at the
Roma auditorium, where a crowd
of 5,000 heard Vice Premier
Wladislaw Gomulka assail Byrnes
for having the "audacity” to give
the Germans any hope for revision
of their eastern border.
Part of the crowd moved from
the auditorium to the Polonia hotel.
Ljine lives there but was in the
country Sunday. About 2,000 ap
peared before the hotel, but only
about 200 were active demonstra
tors. Parading with clenched fists
while the rest of the crowd looked
Stones Hurled
Dispersed by militiamen, the
demonstrators moved on to the
Gazeta Ludowa building, which be
sides housing the newspaper also
is the headquraters of the Polish
Peasant party. Demonstrators
hurled clubs and stones into win
dows and set a section of the news
paper office afire, destroying the
news files. Here again the militia
broke up a crowd of about 1,000,
some of whom went to the head
quarters nearby of the communist
backed Workers’ party.
Later demonstrators singing the
Internationale attempted to reas
semble under the windows of Am
bassador Lane’s apartment, but
they were scattered by militia.
Heavy patrols were maintained
Sunday night in front of the hotel
and the newspaper.
Gomulka told the Roma audi
torium audience that Poland had
been promised the territories she
now occupies and that she hoped
to “hold them in peace.”
He said there are 4,000,000 Poles
See POLES on Page Two
“Tankmen’s Day”
MOSCOW, Sept. 8. —(JP)— Prime
Minister Stalin and other Russian
military leaders reviewed columns
of Soviet tanks and self-propelled
guns Sunday as they paraded
through Red square in observance
of “Tankmen’s Day.”
Stalin, flanked by Marshals Ivan
Konev and Semeon M. Budyenny,
members of the Politburo and gov
ernment leaders, stood in front of
Lenin’s tomb as the armored might
rolled by. Soviet airplanes roared
overhead in an impressive display.
Members of a Czechoslovak mili
tary mission and foreign correspon
dents were the only foreigners in
vited to attend.
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Walkout Hits
U. S. Industry
Government Officials Offer
Slight Hope Of Early
Unions Say That Stoppage
May Involve Foreign
Ports Also
(UP)—More than 3,000 U. S.
merchant ships lay idle in the
nation’s ports Sunday night
as government officials offer
ered slight hope for an early
end of the paralyzing AFL
maritime strike and its
mounting threat to the na
tional economy.
As the four-day-old work stop
page reduced shipping to a trickle
its effects began to be felt among
industries which depend upon sea
borne cargoes for continued opera
Shpping men said a ‘‘major dis
aster” was in the offing.
Officiars here put all their hope
on San Francisco conferences be
tween Assistant Secretary of
Labor Phillip Hannah and Harry
Lundeberg, secretary of die Sail
or’s Union of the Pacific (AFL).
Hannah, who met with the union
leader again Sunday, said Lund
eberg had “taken under advise
ment” government proposals for
ending the strike but there was
no indication that Lundeberg’s
final decision wouud be.
Although less than 50,000 men be
long to the two AFL unions actual
ly on strike, more than 500,000
became involved when CIO unions
staged sympathy strikes and mem
bers of both unions refused to
cross picket lines.
Box Cars Idle
TypicaL of the widespread ef
fects of the walkout was a report
See WALKOUT On Page Two
Visitor Thinks Enlisted Men
Serving On Trials Might
Be Good Idea
Undersecretary of war Kenneth
C. Royall reiterated here yesterday
that in his opinion it might be a
good idea for enlisted men to
serve on courts-martial.
The War department, he said in
a statement, will act promptly on
recommendations of a committee
of attorneys representing the
American Bar association. The
committee was appointed at his
instance and will report to him at
the conclusion of its hearings
throughout the country.
Royall said that if it appeared to
the committee that enlisted men
wanted to serve on courts-martial
and that the public believed it
would be a practical improvement
See ROYALL On Page Two
Along The Cape Fear
ing we’ve got another story on
the vehicle woes of the “Path
In case you didn’t read or have
forgotten the story about the
“Pathfinders” we wrote in last
Wednesday’s paper, let us take
time out to remind you that the
“Pathfinders” were a group of in
trepid Wilmington gentlemen who
bought themselves a batch of
those new-fangled early 20th cen
tury contraptions called automo
In October of 1910 they made
automobile history when they
started out in 12 of their cantank
erous cars for a trial-blazing trip
to Charlotte, which two cars fin
ally completed. But although the
gentlemen were subjected to many
vehicle woes from those new- vin
tage automobiles with chain
drives, papier-mache tires, and
kerosene headlights, their Char
lotte endeavor won for them a
large amount of vehicle valor as
the “Pathfinders” fame spread
over the countryside like the
smoke fumes rfom their automo
biles. So the event which took
place in 1912, and some two years
after their celebrated trek to
Charlotte, wasn’t at all surprising
— depending on how you look at
In 1912 the “Pathfinders” were
invited to Burgaw. They accepted
the invitation with alacrity. After
all, this meant a journey of
only 25 miles compared with the
car-killing safari of 200 miles to
So they cranked up their ve
hicles and sputtered off down the
dirt road to give the Burgawians
the requested smoke and fume
treatment .
Burgawians liked the spectacle
fine. The smoke and fumes drug
ged them into a happy state of
See CAPE FEAR On Page Two
Two Strikes And One—Out
Tracks stand idle by the piers (background) and shipping is at a
standstill in this aerial photo of New York’s Hudson River as striking
truck drivers and seamen bring industry in the city to a halt. First
casualty of the truck strike is Frank Smith (inset), Secaucus, N. J.,
shown iu a Kearny hospital. Smith was shot in the chest when he
tried to stop a strikebreaking truck from making deliveries. (Inter
1,500 Londoners Seize
‘Ritzy' West-End Homes
The Weather
South Carolina — Partly cloudy with
few scattered thundershowers Monday
afternoon, little change in temperature.
Ndrth Carolina—Partly cloudy and not
much change in temperature.
(Eastern Standard Time)
(By U. S. Weather Bureau
Meteorological data for the 24 hours
ending 7:30 p.m. yesterday.
1:30 a.m. 76; 7:30 a.m. 78; 1:30 p.m. 83;
7:30 p.m. 79.
Maximum 86; Minimum 73; Mean 78.
Normal 75.
1:30 a.m. 98; 7:30 a.m. 92; 1:30 p m. 72;
7:30 p.m. 89.
Total for 24 hours ending 7:30 p.m.—
0.00 inches.
Total since the first of the month—
2-63 inches.
Tides For Today
(From tne Tide ables published by U.
S. Coast and Geodetic Survey).
High Low
Wilmington - 8:08a.m. 3:05 a.m.
8:40 p.m. 3:16 p.m.
Masonboro Inlet . 5:51 a.m. 12:03 a m.
6:23 p.m. 12:05 p.m.
Wilmington _ 8:08 a.m. 3:05 a.m.
Sunrise 5:51; Sunset 6:27; Moonrise 5:55
p.m.; Moonset 3:46 a.m.
Alaskan Tragedy
SEATTLE, Sept. 8. — (fP) — A
Mount McKinley Air Freight, Inc.,
plane crashed five miles north of
Nome, Alaska, Saturday, killing
its four occupants, Jack Gilbert,
general manager of the company,
reported Sunday.
One of the victims, he said, was
Lee Chesterfield of Anchorage,
Alaska, company vice president.
The others were Capt. Marvin L.
Pratt, the pilot, his wife, and John
Campbell of Anchorage, co-pilot.
Details were lacking, Gilbert
said, but he was advised the plane
reached Nome at noon and found
the field “closed in” by bad
weather. The flight was purely for
company purposes and no passen
gers or freight were aboard.
Veterans, Wives, Babies
Now Ensconced In
Fancy Halls
LONDON, Sept. 8 —(&)— More
than 1500 men, women and child
ren seized possession of a luxu
rious apartment house Sunday and
overflowed into neighboring
buildings in a Communist-aided
mass extension of the month-old
“squatter” movement.
They surged through the cor
ridors and into every one of more
than 300 apartments in the
Duchess of Bedford house in
Southwest London, filling the gov
ernment-leased building to the
doors in 10 minutes, and then
bands of stragglers roamed the
neighborhood seeking other acco
In two and one-half hours nine
other places were “commandeer
ed” by the squatters. Twenty
families installed themselves in
Moray House., pre-war home of
Lord Ilchester. Government au
thorities were taken by purprise.
However,' police and some
borough officials helped the squat
ters move in.
Housed School
The Dutchess of Bedford house
was among London apartments
taken over by the government.dur
ing the war. It was used recent
ly as a hostel for a building trades
The squatters — people tired of
waiting for houses — previously
had taken over army camps, air
raid shelters and other publicly
and privately owned buildings in
England, Scotland and Wales.
Most of the crowd were young
ex-servicemen and their wives,
See 1,500 On Page Two
Nickel Cup Of Coffee
Here To Stay, OP A Says
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 — (A*)—
At east, caffeine lovers of Amer
ca — the nickel cup of coffee is
here to stay.
The OPA came out Sunday with
the assurance that even though
coffee has gone up by from 10
to 13 cents a pound, there will be
no corresponding increase for
each cup.
“They squeeze so many cups
out of each pound that it’s im
possible to pass this price in
crease on to the consumer,” said
the OPA’s coffee lady.
She told a reported that, yes,
OPA gets quite a few requests
from restaurant owners who want
to charge more for each cup, but
that all have been' turned down.
“Besides,” she said. “I don’t
think we’d dare raise the ceiling.
The nickel cup of coffee has be
come an institution.”
The other side of the story was
presented by J. S. Cockrell, as
sistant executive secretary of the
Washington Restaurant associa
Cockrell said in an interview
See COFFEE On Page Two
Yugoslav Mob
Quelled With
British Officer Felled In
San Giacomo Square
By Flowerpot
Allied Headquarters Placfe
City Out Of Bounds
To All Troops
TRIESTE, Sept. 8—(UP)
—One man in an angry mob
of 5,000 Yugoslav sympathiz
ers hurled a hand grenade at
American and British troops
in San Giacomo square Sun
day, injuring 22 persons, in
eluding seven Americans.
American troops replied by
firing their rifles into the
The troops reached the
square without ammunition
for their rifles, but other reinforce
ments were rushed up with full
cartridge belts for those already
Local police under the eommand
of British officers and soldiers
wore on the scene before the Amer
icans arrived. As the crowd grew
more unruly, someone hurled a
heavy flowerpot from a balcony
which struck down a. British of
The polioe opened lire with rifles
apd machinegtms in the direction
of the demonstrator*, aiming over
their heads. One of the crowd
then hurled the grenade at the
Americans. It exploded amid a
group of Allied soldiers and a jeep
loaded with newsreel men and
photographers who were taking
pictures of the demonstration.
Fire Returned
Officers said the Americans were
under orders not to fire, but sev
e al were seen to level their rifles
See YUGO SLAV on Page Two
Two Elizabethtown Men
Plunge To Death Sunday
In Peanut Field
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Special To The Star
Two Elizabethtown World War E
veterans—Albert B. Cross, 24, ant
Dexter C. Coleman, Jr., 28—wert
killed instantly ot 4:30 o'clocl
Sunday afternoon when their Tay
lorcraft airplane crashed into a
peanut field about two miles from
An eye-witness said the plane
was flying a few hundred feet from
the ground “either chasing oi
dodging a flock of crows” when 11
suddenly dived and smashed head
long into the field. The engine was
buried about a foot In the ground,
and the rest of the craft was com
pletely demolished.
The “flock of crows” and sudden
engine failure were given as prob
able causes for the crash. Both
fliers held student-pilot certificates
and had recently soloed.
See VETERANS on Page Two
And So To Bed
A local man, unable to pur
chase a new car, decided to
fix up his old one.
Everything went fine until
last night, when he recalled
that he hadn’t painted the
dsahboard. So he went to work
with a paintbrush and a flash
When he got through, several
hundred bugs, attracted by the
flashlight, were stuck to the
dashboard’s new coat of paint.
As the man started to rant,
his next door neighbor poked
his head inside the car arid
said, “Too bad. Wrong kind of
“What do you mean?” glared
the unhappy painter.
“You ^houlda caught lightn
ing bugs. Then you coulda
painted the dashboard in the

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