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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
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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
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
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
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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)
Assistant Prosecutor Labels
Trial Evidence As Tale
Of Beast
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
“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
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
Administration Leaders
Seek Compromise Strike
(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
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
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
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
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
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,
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)
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”
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._
- I_ .
Johnson Puts
Douht Finger
On “Counts”
Australian Delegate De
mands Case Be Dropped
By Council At Once
American Representative
Makes Strong Speech
For Greece, British
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
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
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
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
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.
Along The Cape Fear
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.
* * *
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
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.
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.
1:30 a m. 97; 7:30 a.m. 100; 1:30 p.m.
48; 7:30 p.m. 89.
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.
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
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
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
All four Republician Congres
sional incumbents also were lead
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.
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
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.
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
Officer, Wife
Buried Under
Heavy Debris
Three Explosions Rock Aik
Jewish City Of Tel
Aviv Monday
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
Two Arabs, one Jew and one
police guard were reported injured,
the guard seriously in the Tel Aviv
(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
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
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
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.
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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.

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