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Candidates Will Share Plat
form With Representa
tive J. Bayard Clark
A meeting of New Hanover coun
ty Democrat? is scheduled for to
morrow night at 8 o’clock in the
Superior courtroom of the court
house to increase interest in the
Nov. 5 election, Nathan Haskett,
chairman of the county commit
tee, said last night.
The meeting, which will be ad
dressed by Representative J. Bay
ard Clark, is being sponsored by
the New Hanover county Demo
cratic Executive committee.
Also scheduled to speak are 17
candidates for office on the demo
cratic ticket, the Chairman added.
The meeting is open to all demo
crats and voters in the county,
Haskett commented that if "we
expect the legislature to do some
thing for us in the county, we must
support it.”
Declaring that a larger vote was
Haskett said that 9,800 persons
being sought by the committee,
voted in this area in 1944 but that
only 1,847 voters cast ballots in the
1942 election.
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lice official was sent in to plead
with the veterans who condescend
ed to appoint a “committee” to
study his request.
Cut Off Lights
Shortly after dark, officials click
ed the lights off and on in the
Senate chamber several times, be
lieving the threat of darkness
might rout the invaders. But they
remained unmoved.
One veteran scornfully laughed
off Bytel’s threat and added that
while he did not entertain the idea
of fighting state troopers he would
remain at least until Dewey ad
dressed the group.
Shortly after the group filtered
from the crowd of 3,000 marching
veterans and through the regular
capital guards and into the Senate
chamber, they formed a “veterans’
senate,” naming S. Clinton Stearm
bs chairman.
He listed their demands specifi
He listed their demands specific
ally as:
1. A 100,000,000 bond issue to be
submitted for referendum in the
Nov. 5 election.
2. Part of it to be allocated for
80,000 apartments from "boarded
up homes.”
3. Another part to be allocated for
hotel rooms to be rented by the
4. Whatever housing to be built
to be allocated without discrimi
nation because of race, religion or
5. A foolproof rent control sys
tem in case the federal rent con
trol is “forced out by the same
group who killed price controls on
One member of the group denied
there was any political significance
for the gubernatorial post, in which
Dewey is oposed by Sen. James M.
Mead, Democrat, was moving into
high gear.
On the floor of the Capitol, state
troopers and police were guarding
the steps leading to the third floor
where the Senate chamber is lo
Some of the 3,000 veterans and
sympathizers who marched on the
Capitol but failed to gain entrance
still milled around outside waiting
to find out the fate of the 70 who
slipped by the guards.
Two Mystery Women May
Have Helped In Theft
Of Jewels From Wally
LONDON, Oct. 19.—UP)—Scot
land looked into the possibility to
day that two well - groomed
mystery women, guests at recent
Mayfair society parties, may have
helped contrive the shrewd $80,000
theft of the Duchess of Windsor’s
Secrecy shrouded the intensive
72-hour-old investigation, but the
yard did not preclude the possibili
ty that the women, thus far un
identified, might have gleamed the
necessary information for the wily
"cat burglar.’’
Records of other recent jewel
robberies pointed to two fashion- j
able and socially acceptable wom
en as the eyes and ears of wall
scaling thieves who obviously
worked with accurate advance in
RALEIGH, Oct. 19. OP)—The North
Carolina home economics associa
tion will open its annual conven
tion here Friday, October 25, with
around 300 members representing
public schools. Extension work,
business and the home attending.
Relief Now
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smarting of piles. They use a de
lightful cooling, soothing and as
tringent formula—Peterson's Oint
ment. No wonder one sufferer
writes, "The itching and smarting
were relieved, andil^s^aii night,
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Amateur Sleuths Uncover
Fortune Of Dead Recluse
NEW YORK, Oct. 19.— (JP) —
When Mrs. Minnie Rosser Weigle,
79-year-old eccentric recluse, died
last August in a junk-lettered hotel
apartment, police wrote it off as
a routine matter, but the sequel
came today when two amateur
sleuths produced her hidden fortune
$499,500 in cash, found in a bat
tered old trunk amidst the dis
order in which she lived.
The men whose pains-taking
search produced the money are
Timothy J. Healy, an attorney, and
Robert Raymond, member of a
New York stock exchange firm.
Both are former Army officers.
Mrs. Weigle died of natural
causes Aug. 17. Two days later po
lice found her body in the bath
tub of her two-room apartment.
For two months Healy and Ray
mond, often dressed in their
Army fatigue clothes, searched
the apartment for the fortune they
knew must be there—and finally a
trunk expert helped them find it
in a cleverly hidden secret com
The money and some jewelry,
not yet assessed in value, was
wrapped in a hand-sewn cloth bag.
Most of the money was crisp and
new, in denominations of $5,000,
$1,000 and $500.
Healy is attorney for the estate
and Raymond is an administrator.
They removed 11 barrels of trash
from the apartment in the course
of a search that led them into ev
ery crevice and cranny.
Healy said the apartment was
“in terrible condition.” The wom
an’s few clothes were old and
worn. __
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ton that a subcommittee will open
an investigation Thursday into the
price break. Agriculture depart
ment officials will be asked to
explain the scope of their inquiry,
he said, ard officials of farm or
ganizations aiso will be invited to
Managers of liie New York ex
change said only that the closing
“would best seive the interests
of the public and the exchange."
A spokesman described it as a
“breathing spell to analyze the
At New Orleans, exchange presi
dent D. T. Manget, Jr., in a state
ment referring to the “confusion
and uncertainly’ of recent days,
said, “The rumor afloat that cer
tain people are in financial dif
ficulty is, to ou>. mind, greatly
exaggerated. All contracts in our
clearing house are margined up
to our full requirements.”
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19—<U.R)—
Chairman Elmer Thomas, D., Ok
la., announced today a Senate Ag
riculture subcommittee will begin
investigate hearings next Thurs
day on the break in the cotton
Thomas called the hearings at
the request of the Southern Com
missioners of Agriculture.
The Oklahoman, w'ho charges
that the break already has cost
cotton farmers upwards of $225,
000,000, plans to sponsor legisla
tion in the next Congress to im
pose “strict federal supervision”
on commodity exchanges and com
mission houses.
Thomas made public a telegram
from J. E. MacDonald, vice chair
man of the Southern Commission
ers of Agriculture, asking to be
heard in the investigation.
MacDonald noted that cotton
prices had declined “in face of
one of the shortest crops of record
and full knowledge of a world-wide
famine of cotton and cotton tex
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make the charter presentation and
act as toastmaster at the banquet,
Solomon said.
Memorial services for the honor
ed Navy dead of World Warll are
planned for Sunday, Oct. 27, of
ficial Navy Day, with the tradition
al strew:ng of flowers from a war
ship over the waters.
The Navy department has re
quested that memorial flowers
from those wishing to pay tribute
not be too costly. The department
has suggested one flower per per
son, preferably native or wild.
Flowers may be sent to the office
of the District Representative for
Naval Reserve, room 243, the cus
tom house, Wilmington, N. C.
Word received late yesterday in
dicated the orders for the Destroyer
Escort USS Darby scheduled to ap
pear here had been cancelled due
to other commitments. The can
cellation leaves a total of six war
craft slated to be on display here
over the week-end. They are the
USS Gearing, the USS Tusk, the
USS Gerhardi, the USS Requisite,
the USS Spangenberg, and the LSM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19—ffl—
Rep. Rankin (D-Miss) told report
ers today that he will seek to
have the house committee on un
American activities question Ger
hard Eisler, who has denied an
assertion that he headed American
communist activities.
Rankin, committee member,
said he plans to ask chairman
Wood (D-Ga) to summon Eisler
soon to ask him about the com
munist program in this country.
Special Aerial Stunts
Will Be Presented Here
1 An exhibition of dead stick aero
bics -will be given this afternoon
2:30 o’clock by Carl Dunn, of
Air Progress, Inc. at the Wilming
ton Airpark, Wrightsville Beach
Dunn developed the stunt five
years ago and has presented it
before many Army training cadet
classes. It will include slow roll
loops and spins with the motor
BERLIN, Oct 19—(IP)—Berlin
voters will chose tomorrow be
tween the'eastern and western con
cepts of democracy in the election
which one high American military
government official said will have
“great influence” on the ultimate
political destiny of Europe.
For the first time in 14 years
2.300,000 registered Berlin voters
will have the opportunity to cast
a free ballot when they pick a
municipal government to supplant
the one set up by the Russians
after they won the epic battle for
the heart of Hitler’s reich.
The Berlin election overshows
dish-ict and state balloting, which
will also take place throughout
the Soviet-occupied zone.
DAYTON, O., Oct. 19—%R)—Air
force officials at Wright Field near
here today identified Brig. Gen.
Mervin E. Gross, 46, as the P-80
jet plane pilot who was killed when
the plane crashed near Brooks
field. Kv., late Friday night.
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Mr. Truman ordered the morator
New projects will be limited to
those regarded by Steelman’s of
fice as essential.
Steelman said revisions made by
government agencies in their
building programs represented a
“determined effort” to comply
with the President’s economy di
“In cutting back the federal
construction program,” he said,
“every effort has been made both
by the sponsoring agencies and the
reviewing agencies to avoid inter
ference with projects which must
go forward because they are need
ed for the maintenance of national
health, safety, and other essentia]
For example, he said the corps
of engineers reported that under
their original ceiling they would be
unable to submit new projects for
review by the reconversion office
and might have to defer work on
some essential projects for which
contracts already had been award
Representative J. Bayard Clark,
when informed of Steelman's ac
tion last night, declared he would
renew his efforts to have the Cape
Fear river 32-foot project returned
to the rivers and harbors bill.
In a telephone conversation with
the congressman at h>s home in
Fayetteville, it was learned that
he had been delaying a concentra
ted effort in support of the project
during the moratorium until he had
“something tangible” t.o work on.
"I have it now,” Clark declared.
T will renew my efforts before
final action is taken on the pro
gram next week.”
The river project was originally
set up in the rivers and harbors
program calling for an expendi
ture of $1,800,000. Plans for it were
halted when President Truman is
sued his 60-day moratorium last
Clark said that there was little
doubt but that the Kelly flood con-!
!rol program would now be com
pleted. Originally setup for an ex
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penditure of $55,000 for flood con
trol in the Bladen county area, the
proposal was halted with the is
suance of the moratorium.
It is emergency work and is vital
to the national health and safety
program spoke of by Steelman,
Clark said. He added that the resi
dents are about to be blanked out
by the floods and have failed to
plant crops for fear they would be
washed out.
Clark commented further on the
river project and said he had in
formed Steelman that the channel
had suffered from non-us? during
the war years when convoys were
stopping at Norfolk and Charles
The deepening of the channel is
sssentiai to the development ot
Wilmington, Clark said. For that
“eason the project has a good
;hance of being renewed, he added.
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for a week that action would be
taken against them. The union
claims cargoes originally slated
(or American ships—now immobil
ized by the strike—are moVing in
foreign bottoms.
The Seattle dispute, involving
movement of supplies to U. S.
troops in Japan and Korea, arose
over the refusal of the Seattle
CIO committee on maritime unity
to load any Out six commodities,
and those only on Army-owned or
operated transports, the War de
partment said.
MOSCOW, Oct. 19 — MP)—Dele
gates to the second se ;sion of the
supreme Soviet left for home to
day after approving Russia’s new
budget and ratifying the appoint
ments of V. S. Abakumov as min
ister of state security and of G. I.
Malenkov as vice chairman of the
council of ministers.
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in prices that ill some cases were
double the old ceilings.
Housewives stood in line at Chi
cago markets to pay ?1 a pound
for spare ribs and round steak.
Most beef cuts ranged upward
from 60 cents a pound.
Customers were being urged to
buy only what they needed for the
weekend, but bought all they could
carry anyway, apparently doubt
ful that meat supplies would con
tinue to improve.
CHICAGO, Oct. 19—Iff)—The re
moval of OPA controls has sent the
price pattern for most major items
in the American food budget into
a dizzy whirl and there were in
dications today of growing con
sumer resistance to those products
which turn up with a higher sales
The impact of sudden decontrols
hit the markets an erratic blow
and it was too early to tell how
the food dollar of the near future
would compare with its buying
power of last week.
The major staple decontrolled—
meat—promises to be relatively
plentiful in butcher shops across
the nation in a few days but at
prices above OPA ceilings. Deal
ers, consumers and trade associa
tions have joined hands in efforts
to keep prices down.
The prices of all livestock shot
up, despite an avalanche of re
ceipts, and record highs were es
tablished in some markets. Both
cattle and hog prices, however,
experienced downward trends when
offerings were the highest.
In the commodity markets, the
price of soybeans, lard and flax
also went up.
However, a long list of com
modities dropped in price, includ
ing poultry, eggs, butter, wheat
and cotton. Trade sources attribut
ed the butter drop to the removal
of ceilings on other fats and oils.
Reports of buyers resistance to
higher meat prices came from
many cities. In some instances, re
sistance was building up against
higher prices for dairy products.
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ing grade AA and A club and t
bone steaks for 08 cents and round
steak for 55 cents. The meat was
purchased from the mountain sec
tion of the state in a carload lot.
The manager of a store said he
had turned down lard at 63 cents
wholesale earlier in the day. He
was charging 79 cents for fryers
and 69 cents for hens. Country
eggs were being sold for 73 cents
and packer’s for 69.
Butter was being offered for
$1.20 in one store while a second
was selling the “luxury item” for
95 cents against a wholesale price
of 92 cents.
One store was selling cured
hams at 84 cents a pound whole
or 90 cents sliced. It was also of
fering eggs in cartoons at 71 cents
a dozen and 69 cents loose.
Another store manager was firm
in his declaration that, although
meat was beginning to become
plentiful, the prices were still out
of reach of many families. “I had
one case of vegetable compound
shortening which I sold for 31 cen'»
a pound,” he said, “only to learn
that a competitor was getting 80
cents a pound for the same item.”
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the UAW takes will be on • - ,
own. All affiliated bodies c
CIO are free to form their
programs, ne said, addins
action here of the UAW will
reflect CIO policy on such rat.
ters as wages.”
The CIO president said. ho... „r
that ‘‘there must be an inrira
wages sufficient in size ,-c(
the increased cost of living ■
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