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Served By Leased Wires • of the Wilmington and vicinity-Partly oloudr, ^^a^ J^ESS continued warm today and Wednesday. ASSOCI \TED PRESS With Complete Coverage of ]_ State and National News - rcsTART.T<apri7r» iaat loyall Hurls Hast At New |rmy Attacks 'Jnder-Secretary Of War Tells Food Dealers Pre paredness Necessary CALLS 7or support Speaker Warns That Many Nations Wish To See America Divided United States Undersecre ^ of War Kenneth C. Eovall told an audience here last night that, unless atomic warfare is outlawed by an en forceable international agree ment. this country “must be prepared to use every weapon __and I mean every weapon— irhich is at our disposal” in the event of future attack. Royall’s speech, delivered before the annual convention of the North Carolina Food Dealers association at Wrightsville Beach, served notice on the world that lire War department does not feel "di3t we can abandon the bomb or its use. or that we can cease to -.eek its improvement as a weapon, inti! we can be sure that other rations have permanently dispens ed with the bomb and have com oletely ceased their efforts to de relop it." At the same time, the Undersec retary indirectly hit back at recent attacks on the army’s management if World War II with a reference to “unsound generalities based on a few isolated cases.” One requisite of a strong nation, he declared, is “the support of the people for their army and navy and their government as a whole and the pride and confidence they have in them.” See ROYALL on Page Two ICriONDEFERREB ON WINTER PARK County Commission With holds Decision Pending Attorney’s Ruling The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners yesterday defer red for another week action on its knottiest problem—the drainage of Winter Park. County Attorney Marsden Bell amy, upon whose opinion on the legal powers of county authorities io drain private property the hoard's future course rests, with held judgment on the subject at yesterday’s board meeting, because °f the absence of Commissioner Harry W. Gardner, who had origin. % requested a county attorney’s ruling. Officials of the Winter Park Ser v*Ce dub said yesterday that they fould consider progress of the Jrea's draingae at a regular meet Wednesday night. Last week, Colm Lewis, chair man of the club’s drainage commit lee’ who will report to Wednesday’s Meeting, had praised the work f-n;y and state engineers have ™e to clean out their section in 165 last six months. To Inspect Property he county board also: Agreed to spend Wednesday ^jee ACTION' on Page Two UME'S meditations By Alley man say h£ah he A VO'CE-MIMT W'5£ Ht WIPED £oRED (M - I HET SHE A1/4* NEVUH TUK AT TER 'lM |Wl& 4 gAlP-SlAT// br Tbe Bell Syn '"«■> Trade Mark S Pat Office) Victory Smile Laughing royally, King George II of Greece is shown in London after he had learned of the victory of the Greek Monarchists in the recent plebiscite. This original photo of the king, who is expected to return to his homeland soon, was just re ceived from abroad. (International) SOLICITOR ASKS DEATH FOR EWING Assistant Prosecutor Labels Trial Evidence As Tale Of Beast FAYETTEVILLE, Sept. 9.—(U.R)— Assistant Solicitor James C. Mc Rae told a 13-man superior court jury Monday that the state had a “perfect case of first degree mur der” against political leader Wall C. Ewing and called on it to re turn such a verdict. But Defense Attorney James R. Nance, in a three-hour speech, said the prosecution had advanced many theories—“all of which you exploded yourself” — and that Ewing was not guilty of anything. As final arguments began at 2:30 P. M. in the case in which Ewing is charged with beating his wife, Douglas, to death, McRae told the Cumberland county court that j “witness after witness who lived I in a circle about the Ewing home has appeared and told a tale of horror never told in this court before. “It is the tale of a beast over a period of two and one-half years,” McRae said . “The defense has tried to prove that Wall Ewing is insane. But Wall Ewing is a sane man—just as same as you or I. But he is a .mean drunk. Voluntarily drunk eness is no excuse ior a crime. He had lost all respect and use for See SOLICITOR On Page Two INVESTORS LOSE $2,750,000,000 Wave Of Selling Wipes Off Another Slash Of Stock Market Values NEW YORK, Sept. 9—(U.R>—'The stock market lost one to more than six points Monday on top of last week’s $4,000,000,000 loss as selling was renewed in the face of a threat of more serious labor disorders. The decline wiped out more than $2,750,000,000 in market values and carried the general list to a new low since late August, 1945. NEW YORK, Sept. 9—(JPh-Many representative stocks slumped to new lows for more than a year Monday, with some issues dropping by from $1 to an extreme of more than $18, as a fresh wave of selling nit the stock market. The heaviest liquidation occurred early in the session, following a week of sharp breaks and partial recoveries, and the ticker tape once fell more than three minutes behind actual trading. Some stocks later recovered from See STOCKS on Page Two Warships May Run Blocka^ To Load _ jf/ Army, Navy Sou. * Troops Will Not Be lowed To Starve MILITARY SECURITY Administration Leaders Seek Compromise Strike Settlement WASHINGTON, Sept. 9.— (UP) — Army sources said Monday that military trans ports and warships will run the maritime strike blockade if necessary to insure the de livery of food and essential supplies to American occupa tion forces overseas. "American troops will not be per mitted to starve,’’ these informants said. They said the striking maritime workers on the West coast are co operating with the outward bound movement of supply ships for U S. occupation troops in the Pacific, but that all army supply vessels in Atlantic and Gulf ports have been immobilized by the refusal of union longshoremen to load them. The War and Navy departments would not comment on the military supply problem poised by the na tion’s gravest maritime strike. But spokesmen for the Army and Navy said they would act promptly if the White House issued orders for emergency measures to keep their overseas forces supplied. Military Security They said the exact status of American supplies in the various occupation areas around the world was a matter of military security and refused to say whether the five day-old shipping strike has yet put our troops abroad in a dangerous position. Army sources who declined to be quoted directly said troops would be moved into the Atlantic and Gulf ports to load supplies aboard Army and Navy transports and combat See WARSHIPS On Page Two ONR UNIT TO BE ACTIVATED TODAY Port City's Reserve Will Get Underway At Lake Forest Meet Tonight The Port City’s division of the U. S. Organized Naval Reserve will be activated at 7:30 o’clock tonight in its new temporary head quarters in the Lake Forest com munity building, Lieut.-Cmdr. John H. Wilson, the division’s command ing officer, announced yesterday. Although the division will be ac tivated around a nucleu# of only four‘ officers and a few enlisted men, Commander Wilson urged all Navy, Marine, Coast Guard, and Army men interested in the Naval Reserve program to report to the meeting. Those who sign up for Class V-6 and “shipover” to the division at the meeting will auto matically receive one day’s base pay. Those who already belong to the division will also receive the base pay. Billets are open for two lieuten ants (j.g.l, four ensigns, ship keepers, stationkeepers, gunners’ mates, and a host of other Navy jobs including specialists in com munications, engineering, elec tronics, and medics. Records Required All persons who attend the meet ing are asked to bring their dis charge papers and service records with them. Tonight’s meeting will disclose the schedule of weekly drills for the division and other important information. Pending permanent See ONR On Page Two ROYALL RESTS In Slacks, Shirt, Visitor Defends U. S. Army Courts BY Murray Kempton The War Department official who may have more to do than any other man with revision of the army’s hoary system of courts martial sat on the porch of a Wrightsville Beach cottage yester day in a pair of old slacks, and a shirt outside his belt and hazarded the view that, aUhough some fea tures of the army might stand a lew changes, it is still the best in ^Kenneth C. Royall, the Goldsboro attorney who capped a conspicious lv successful military career by becoming Undersecretary of War -i last year, looked like a symbol of the democratic spirit supposedly stirring in the armed forces as he said those words. As a brigadier general he had the reputation of being something of a dandy. But yesterday, relaxed in the Northern extension cottage of Mrs. Walter Storm, he had on shoes that weren’t above a first sergeant’s reproach, and a con scientious inspection party might have detected more than a trace of sand on his trousers. As a veteran of two World Wars, Sea SLACKS Om Vim Prize Novelist English authoress Mary Renault is $200,000 richer after winning a Hollywood film company’s third annual novel contest. The author of three previous novels, she came out on top of other entries with her fourth book, “Return to Night.” It is expected to go before the cameras next year. (International) STRIKE AT DAVIS COMES TO CLOSE 500 Carpenters, Cranemen, Laborers Will Return - To Jobs Today The more than 500 carpenters, cranemen, and laborers who staged a mass walkout at Camp Davis on September 3, the day after Labor Day, will return to their jobs at the camp at 8 o’clock this morning without having achieved the pur pose of their week-long strike—a raise in pay, a reliable Camp Davis spokesman disclosed last night. The “back to work” decision was made at 9 o’clock yesterday morning after a conference be tween J. L. Dew, business manager of the local AFL trades union, and two government officials, the spokesman said. The striking workmen agreed, through Dew, to go back on the job this morning, but negotiations for the pay raise are still pending, the spokesman added. Over Time Cut The strike was brought on when the Camp Davis working week was cut from 48 to 40 hours. The work men immediately asked for the wage hike to make up for the “lost” time. Although the men will return to work this morning, the strike ac tually began to crack yesterday morning when some of the crane men reported back to the job, the spokesman said. The work which stood idle from last Tuesday until this morning was the task of dismantling the surplus barracks at the camp for shipment to many cities for conversion into emergency housing units. The men were also engaged in revamping some of the surplus structures into buildings for the Navy in conjunc tion with the war missile experi ments being conducted at the camp. Fliers Cheered ATHENS, Sept. 9—(U.P.)—Seventy three fighters and bombers of the aircraft carrier Franklin D. Roose velt passed over Athens Monday in foam at ion spelling out the initials FDR. ‘ . . The carrier left its anchorage at phaleron bay Monday morning en route to Malta. Planes were launch ed as the carrier passed out of the bay, flew once over in echelons, and then returned to spell out the initials FDR in the skies. Thousands of Greeks below ap plauded enthusiastically as they watched the flight._ HOLY LAND UNDER VIRTUAL SEIZE FOLLO WING BOMBINGS; U. S. ASSAILS UKRAINE CHARGE - I_ . Johnson Puts Douht Finger On “Counts” Australian Delegate De mands Case Be Dropped By Council At Once NO ACTION TAKEN American Representative Makes Strong Speech For Greece, British LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y. Sept. 9 —(fP)— The United States and Australia Monday vigorously assailed the Soviet Ukrainian charges ag a i n s t Greece and Great Britain in the United Nations Security council and AustraUa capped the barrage with a demand that the council drop the case forthwith. The council, however, adjourn ed until 3 p. m. E. D. T. Tuesday without acting on the Australian proposal, voiced by Paul Hasluck at the end of a statement in which he said it appeared a policy had been decided on to discredit Greece and the British troops “who helped thr^ow cut the Ger man invader from Greek terri tory.” By a 9 to one vote, with Aus tralia abstaining, the council heard a short statement from an Alban ian representative. Then Herschel V. Johnson, United States dele gate, who had not expected to speak until Tuesday rejected vir tually all of the charges and at tacked the "casual manner1’ in See JOHNSON on Page Two COMMISSION ASKS RESTRICTED AREA Maritime Board Moves To Restrict Lay-Up Basin To Surplus Ships The U. S. Maritime commission has applied to the U. S. Army Engineers for permission to make the Brunswick river ship storage basin a "restricted anchorage area,” the Wilmington district engineer’s office announced yes terday. The proposed regulations are as follows: (1) All vessels and other water craft, except sucn as are author ized by the U. S. Maritime com mission, shall keep clear of the restricted area at all times until further notice. (2) These regulations shall be enforced by the commission or by such responsible agents as it may designate. See COMMISSION On Page Two Along The Cape Fear AIRPLANE PIONEERS — Most of us take the Age of Flight so much for granted nowadays that we sort of forget about the air pane pioneers who made the Age of Flight possible. Take, for example, that picture on page 3 of today’s paper. No that’s not an oversize box-kite. It’s an airplane, and the brave man sitting in it is the late Mr. Lincoln Beachey, surrounded by a few struts and braces and a largg amount of thin air. In this fragile contraption, a Curtis biplans, Mr. Beachey made aeronautic history along the Cape Fear. Suppose, now, that we raise the flaps, kriock out the wheel chocks, spin the prop, set the gas mixture at full rich, and take off for a flight back to that cele brated day. * * * OVER THE FENCE — It was three o’clock in the afternoon of January 1, 1912, and the winter sun, sinking down toward the Brunswick county woods, cast a long shadow from the high board fence circling Highwood Park, about a mile from Wilmington. The park was jammed with •MfcU ■■aim paid $1 apiece to get inside that high board fence, and they were all staring at a three wheeled kite-like affair with a pusher-type motor and no fuselage which answered to the name of “Curtis Biplane.” Mr. Lincoln Beachey — the first United States aviator to loop the loop, performed the falling leaf, and fly down Niagara Falls gorge and under the bridge — climbed into the frail crate carrying a sack, shouted “Contact!” at the ground crew, opened the throttle, and sailed across the park and over the fence. * * * FIRST AIR MAIL — At that mo ment, Wilmington’s first air mail service was born, because the sack Mr. Beachey carried aboard with him contained letters, postcards, and, for all we know, parcel post. Of course the plantf didn’t fly very far. After it cleared the high board fence it headed toward Wil mington, and as soon as it reached the city limits Mr. Beachey drop ped the sack smack onto the Old Shell Road. A mail truck picked it up from there and transported See CAPE FEAR On Page Two O’Dwyer Warns Police 1 Presiding at a meeting of city officials, spokesmen for the truck drivers union, employers and mediators in New York City is Mayor William O’Dwyer (center). He told the men that if essential food and medical supplies are not moved he will use the full police power of the city to make certain that they reach their destinations. (International) The Weather FORECAST North and South Carolina — Partly cloudy and continued warm Tuesday. (Eastern Standard Time) (By U. S. Weather Bureau) Meteorological data for the 24 hours ending 7:30 p.m. yesterday. Temperatures 1:30 a.m. 75; 7:30 a.m. 72; 1:30 p.m. 90; 7:30 p.m. 79. Maximum 89; Minimum 71; Mean 75; Normal 74. Humidity 1:30 a m. 97; 7:30 a.m. 100; 1:30 p.m. 48; 7:30 p.m. 89. Precipitation Total for .24 hours ending 7:30 p.m.— 0.00 inchjes. Total since the first of the month — 2.63 inches. Tides For Today (From*the Tide Tables published by U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey). High Low Wilmington - 8:55 a.m. 3:49 a.m. 9:26 p.m. 4:01 p.m. Masonboro Inlet 6:33 a.m. 12:43 a.m. 7:03 p.m. .12:49 p.m. Sunrise 5:52; Sunset 6:26; Moonrise 6:29 p.m.; Moonset 4:48 a m. River Stage at Fayetteville, N. C. at 8 a.m. Monday, - feet. TOBACCO PRICES REGISTER GAINS Buyers Report Quality Im proved Over Last Week’s Offerings On Marts Prices for flue-cured tobacco on the Eastern North Carolina and Border Belt markets Monday show ed gains over prices registered Fri. day, the Federal-State Marketing News service reported. The majority of leaf and cutters, comprising most of the sales on the Eastern North Carolina markets, were up^from $1 to $5 over Fri day’s prices, and the majority of gains were between $2 and $3, with the greatest changes being in the poorer grades. Border Belt prices jumped from $1 to $12 per hundred over Friday’s prices. The lower quality of leaf, smoking leaf and lugs set the pace in the gains, with the better quali t'es reporting steady to $2 gains. On each market, buyers report ed that the qualify showed im provement over Friday’s offerings. Average Prices Average prices, per hundred pounds, on a number of representa tive grades on the Eastern North Carolina market: Leaf—good lemon $65, unchang ed; fair lemon $63, up $3; good orange $62, unchanged; fair orange $57, unchanged; low orange $49, up $1; common orange $38, down $1: common red $31, down $2. Cutters—fair lemon $66, up $2; low lemon $65, up $4; low orange $60, up $1. Lugs—fine lemon $65. unchang ed: good lemon $62, unchanged; fair lemon $57, up $1; good orange See TOBACCO on Page Two GOP CANDIDATES AHEAD IN MAINE Early Returns Indicate Wider Majorities Than' 1942-44 Ratio Republicans took an early def inite lead last night over Demo cratic opponents in the Maine elections — watched by the whole nation for some sign of the way. the political winds will blow in November. The scattered first returns in dicated the voters had followed tradition in yesterday’s general election there, as some Republi cans assumed leads in the count ing even greater than the more than two-to-one ratios of the 1942 and 1944 elections. U. S. Senator Owen Brewster, seeking a second term, led Demo crat Peter M. MacDonald, in un official tabulations from 45 of the state’s 619 precincts, 1,119 votes to 313. Republician Gov. Horace Hil dreth, also up for a second term, in the same precincts, got 1,096 to 362 for F. Davis Clark, Demo crat. All four Republician Congres sional incumbents also were lead ing. Maine is the first state to hold its elections. The big showdown on the complexion of the next Congress comes in all other states in November. Meet At Hartford While the votes were being counted to the Northeast, Con necticut Republicians opened their state convention at Hartford last night preparatory to their nom inating session today. They heard Harold E. .Stassen, fornr^r Minnesota governor who is mentioned as a 1948 presiden tial contender, declare that in the year since V-J Day the Amer ican people have come to realize See GOP On Page Two Names Forwarded __ \ A tentative list of faculty mem bers for Wilmington’s projected college center has been forwarded to the University of North Caro lina for final approval, H. M. Ro land, county school superintendent, said yesterday. The 20 instructors who will serve on the college faculty will instruct 246 students in 27 different classes, he said. T. T. Hamilton, New Hanover High school principal, and Dale Spencer college center director, will go to Raleigh Saturday to com plete final plans for the school’s opening on Sept. 23, Roland said. LINE’S BUSY Wilmingtonians Placing 88,056Phone Calls Daily The homes and offices of Wil mington now contain a grand total of 11,558 telephones, an increase of 150 per cent over the number in service here a scant 10 years ago, according to a report released yes terday by Hal S. Dumas, president of the Southern Bell Telephone company. Dumas’ report, a review of South ern Bell operations during the first 12 months of peace after V-J Day, also revealed that local calls in Wilmington average about 88,065 daily, a 24 per cent increase over the daily average in 1945 and 49 per ceyt over the average in 1940. t Long distance calls originating In Wilmington also showed a huge increase. For August, the total was 80,515, a jump of 211 per cent over August of 1940, the report said. 3,622 Phones Added Since Pearl Harbor, about 3,622 telephones have been added to those already in service here, the report continued. As of September 1, 1,713 persons were still waiting for new telephones in the city. The clearing-up of material shortages is expected to remedy the need, the report said. Dumas’ report disclosed further See WILMINGTONIANS on Pare 2 Officer, Wife Buried Under Heavy Debris Three Explosions Rock Aik Jewish City Of Tel Aviv Monday __ RAIL LINES SEVERED" One Blast Severely Dam ages Big Building In Jerusalem Area JERUSALEM,^ ept. 9.— (IP)—Three bomb explosions rocked the all-Jewish city of Tel Aviv tonight, damagnig a government building and cut ting rail lines, and British troops who have placed the entire Holy Land under a virtual state of siege in the wake of renewed violence threw heavy guards about government installations i n Jerusalem. Two Arabs, one Jew and one police guard were reported injured, the guard seriously in the Tel Aviv blasts. (An Exchange Telegraph dis-» patch said a British major and his wife were believed to have been buried under the debris and “pre sumably are dead ” The couple was not identified further.) Telephoned reports from Tel Aviv residents said the explosion in the Public Information office, located in a large building on the Tel Aviv Jaff city boundary, damaged but did not wreck the building. The same sources said the other explo sions were on the rail line near the post office in downtown Tel Aviv and on a side street in tne same area. Advices to British headquarters See OFFICER On Page Twe 8,135 STUDENTS ON SCHOOL ROIL New Hanover High Enroll ment Reaches 1,850 Up To Yesterday A total of 8,135 students ware registered in New Hanover county schools as the first full school week began yesterday. County School Superintendent H. M. Ro land reported. Of the total, 1,850 were day students at New Hanover High school. Roland expects the final regis tration for white and Negro schools to reach 12,000, he said yesterday. The Negro sch’ool registration, with its census still incomplete, is estimated around 3,800. By schools, the elementary white registration broke down as follows: Hemenway, 593; Cornelius Har nett, 38; Tileston, 921; Chesnut Street, 581; Lake Forest, 711; Wil liam Hooper, 423; Sunset Park, 640; Washington Catlett, 2681 Wrightsboro, 377: Forest Hills, 325; Bradley Creek, 299; Winter Park, 395; Carolina Beach, 307; Maffitt Village, 305. --- I And So To Bed Two local men and a woman swear this is true: The other day the two men were passing by the alley on Front street which leads to the back of the Belk-Williams store when they heard agonizing feminine screams of “Help! Help!” ' They rushed down the alley, and there, in back of the storfe they beheld the woman still screaming and pointing at one of the store’s trashcans set hi they alley. When they saw what she was screaming and pointing at, they started to scream too. Because the trashcan contained the nude and battered torsoes of two women. Then, just as they were about to run to a telephone and re port the “heinous crime” to the police, it suddenly dawn ed on them that the nude and battered torsoes were worn out window models discarded by tho store.