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J°l ' '!'~-Na 7‘- , -_ WILMINGTON, N. C., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1946 ESTABLISHED 1867
Planning Large Vote Turn Out
FrThlPval* at /g* in the New Hanover county courthouse are seen
,l,„ve. 1 hey are. (left to right) Addison Hewlett, Sr., chairman of the county commissioners; Nathan
BaskcU, chairman of the county Democratic executive committee; City Manager J. R. Benson; and
Congressman J. Bayard Clark, who delivered the main address. (PHOTO Bv ".Oh "flOGKTN'
Reserve Activities Director
To Speak At RONS
Banquet Here
Capt. H. C. Daniel of Naval Re
serve activities for the Sixth Naval
district, has accepted an invitation
to be one of the two principal speak
ers at the Charter Presentation ban
quet of the Wilmington chapter of
RONS (Reserve Officers of the
Naval Services) this Friday night
at the Cabana chib, it was learned
from Sixth Naval district head
quarters. Charleston, S. C., yester
The RONS banquet will be one of
two night-time dinners celebrating
the three-day Navy Day on October
25-26-27. The Navy Day banquet
will be held Saturday night at the
Plantation club with Maj. Gen.
Thomas Watson, commandant of
Camp Lejeune, as top speaker.
The second speaker for the Fri
day night RONS banquet will be
Thurman Chatham, national RONS
representative from Winston-Salem.
Cap:. J. H. Nivins, commander of
Destroyer Squadron No. 4, U. S.
Atlantic fleet, will be Senior Of
ficer Present Aloat at the banquets.
Lieut. THnery C. Bost, district Or
ganized Reserve representative,
will be Senior Officer Present
The local RONS Navy Day Com
mittee ysterday released a com
plete schedule of recreational
events for the enlisted men of the
-ix Navy ships which will dock
here during the three-day celebra
On Friday night the enlisted men
"'ill be admitted free to the football
game between New Hanover High
school and Goldsboro High school
Et Legion stadium. They will also
oe admitted free to the American
legion fair outside the stadium.
On Saturday the American Legion
home, the VFW center, and the
city’s USO club will observe “open
house" for the enlisted men.
Gala Dance
On Saturday night the USO club
"ill stage a gala dance for the
See DANIEL On Pa^e Two
Orchids Are Loot
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 21—
'JA—Orchid theives are at work in
ti*L Everglades National park,
peddling their loot in New York
siorer, an official charged here
Monday at a meeting of the park's
fcoam of commissioners.
Chairman August Burghard of
ii- Lauderdale, Fla., said the park
'‘as rapidly being denuded of its
and wildlife because of the
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ln taking over protection of the
He mid the commissioners that
ra'tve bird, deer and alligator
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Democratic Leaders
Hear Representative
World-Wide TWA System
Paralyzed Over Demand
For Higher Pay Rate
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 .-(£>)
Pilots of Trans World Airline,
striking for higher pay, paralyzed
its operations at hom . and abroad
Monday night with no prospect of
an immediate settlement in sight.
Some 3,000 passengers and tons
of cargo were stranded as the
company was compelled to cancel
all flights of 115 planes, including
eight now in foreign countries, for
24 hours after the sudden walkout.
A second 24-hour cancellation was
in prospect for Tuesday, and
others after that.
Jack Frye, TWA president, said
government seizure of the line
“might” be a solution. But no
immediate move in that direction
was apparent.
Pickets took up a inarch in Kan
sas City and at LaGuardia field
in New York. Involved in the
strike are 1,400 and co-pilots,
members of the AFL Air Line
Pilots association.
Their earnings now are calculat
ed by the union at $7,000 to $9,100
a year. The company said they
range as high as $12,598.
The company said that if the
demands were granted, highest
paid pilots would get $15,300 a
year. The union said its proposals
range from $930.31 to $1,187.43
monthly, depending upon the
flights and planes a pilot flies.
28,270-Mile Line
The company canceled all flights
on its 28,270-mile system for 24
hours and announced it will,con
tinue cancellations from day to
day pending an agreement with
the Air Line Pilots association.
Eight planes overseas were among
those grounded.
A daily average of more than
3,000 passengers, 25 tons of mail
and 33 tons of express is carr'ed
by TWA over routes extending
from Los Anegeles to Dhahran in
Saudi Arabia by way of Kansas
City, Washington, New York,
Paris, Rome and Cairo. ,
Passengers and mail were being
diverted to other airlines and to
There was no immediate indica
tion of any clear cut steps by gov
ernment officials to end the strike.
Robert F. Cole, secretary of the
National Mediation board, said he
knew nothing definite about the
situation. The office of John R.
Steelman, reconversion director
and adviser to President Truman
on labor matters, said the strike
was being handled by the media
tion board.
Board Interested
The Civil Aeronautics board,
which probably would be the
agency called upon to make
recommendations, discussed the
strike but had nothing to say after
See PILOTS on Page Two
Congressman Clark Asks
Heavy Vote For Party
In November Election
Labeling the Democratic party
as the people’s party, the one to
which the nation has always turn
ed in time of crisis, Congressman
J. Baynard Clark, of Fayetteville,
made a strong plea for heavy en
dorsement vote of the national
administration in the forthcoming
November 5 general election during
an address last night in the New
Hanover county courthouse.
Introduced by Nathan Haskett,
chairman of the county Democratic
executive committee, Clark, U. S.
representative of the seventh con
gressional district, called New
Hanover “ one of the greatest
counties” in the state and. urged
a strong turnout at the polls.
"I know the great number of
promises now being made by the
Republicans,” he cautioned, ‘‘and
I also know of the criticisms of the
Truman administration. However,
the Democratic Party is the agency
that the people have always turned
to in time of great need, and the
same will be true this year,” he
Denouncing the psychology that
the Democrats will be swept out
of office in the 1948 presidential
election, Clant said that he knew
personally the majority of the
leaders ln the opposition party
and that he doubted seriously if any
one of them could match Presi
dent Truman.
“I did not agree with all that the
Roosevelt administration did,”
he said. “I did not vote for every
Roosevelt measure, still it was the
Democratic party that led the na
tion out of the terrible depression
from which it had been plunged
by the preceeding Republican ad
ministration of former President,”
County Bar Association To
Serve As Honorary Pall
bearers At Services
With members of the New Han
over county bar association serving
as honorary pallbearers, funeral
services for D. Vaughan Allen, 38,
Wilmington attorney, will be con
ducted at 3 o’clock this afternoon
in the chapel of Andrews Mortuary.
Thet Rev. E. W. Halleck, rector
of St. Johns Episcipal church, will
conduct the service. Interment will
follow in Oakdale cemetery.
Allen died early yesterday morn
ing from a heart attack at his
home, 206 Country Club Boulevard.
He had been ill for several weeks.
Active pallbearers will be W. G.
See FUNERAL On Page Two
Neu) York Extends Noisy
Greetings ToQueen “Beth ”
NEW YORK, Oct. 21—(U.R)—The
Queen Elizabeth, an 80,000-ton
floating city, docked here tri
umphantly Monday at the end of
an Atlantic “maiden” crossing
which was delayed for six years.
The world’s largest luvury liner,
her wartime gray covered with
bright new paint which gleamed
under the morning sun, glided
proudly up the Hudson amidst the
blasts of harbor whistles and the
cheers of thousands on shore.
Britain’s pride of the seas,
which was drafted in war service
before her maiden crossing
carried 2,200 passengers including
distinquished diplomats, British
lords and ladies, and world known
In wartime duty she had trans
ported nearly 1,000,000 soldiers
after the February night in 1940
when she stole from English
shores to run the U-Boat infested
seas and still unfinished, seek
secret refuge here.
Tugs Dip Flags
Today she proceeded to her
Hudson river pier with pennants
unfurled at both masts, black
smoke pouring from her red-topped
’See NEW ’^ORK On Page Two
Stalin’s Aide
Pledges Work
Soviet Foreign Minister
Brings Warm Greetings
To U. S. Government
American Delegation Holds
Pre-Assembly Meeting
In New York Hotel
NEW YORK, Oct. 21.—
(UP) — Russian Foreign
Minister Viacheslav Molotov
promised Monday his coun
try’s full support in making a
success of the United Nations
General assembly start i n g
Wednesday. H e expressed
confidence that with good
will and a real desire to
achieve understanding all dif
ficulties could be overcome.
Molotov made his statement as
he arrived in the liner Queen
Elizabeth to lead the Russian dele
gation at the annual meeting of
all the members of the UN, the
first one to be held in this country
which is to be the organization’s
“I am sure the important tasks
now before the United Nations can
be successfully solved and that
any difficulties can be overcome,
given good will and a real desire
to achieve mutual understanding,”
Molotov said.
“The Soviet delegation will con
tribute to insuring that the work of
the assembly and the Council of
Foreign Ministers is successful in
accomplishing the interests of
strengthening peace and the well
being of peoples, great and small.”
Offers Greeting
Molotov warmly greeted the Unit
ed States government and people in
behalf of the government and peo
ple of his country and he expressed
thanks for the warm reception
given him by American representa
Molotov was the principal figure
See AIDE on Page Two
Whale Closes Stores
NEW YORK, Oct. 21 — (IP) —A
65-foot whale, which floundered Into
the shallow water of a Long Island
bay and created such a sensation
that schools were closed for the
day and stores shut down, Monday
night was being towed by its tail
out to deep water.
The Coast Guard Cutter Eden
pulled the 60-ton whale out of the
shallow waters of Huntington
harbor at 7:30 p. m. and dragged it
out to sea.
Preparations were made to blow
the whale to pieces with demolition
charges, indicating that the Coasv
Guard was satisfied the whale tvas
dead. Earlier reports from pseudo
experts on whales claimed that the
mammal merely was in deep sleep.
Along The Cape Fear
There are really only four im
portant things we know about the
electric light:
(1) Thomas Edison invented it.
(2) It can be broken with a bee
bee gun, a slingshot a well
aimed kitchen utensil.
(3) It can be turned on and off
by flipping a switch, pulling a
chain, or twisting the bulb itself
if no switch or chain is included
in the equipment.
(4) It’s better than a candle ex
cept that moths can’t fall into it.
This, without doubt, is shame
fully meager knowledge. It
amounts to about one watt, hardly
enough to reveal the blush of
ignorance on our face. So you can
imagine how glad we were the
other day to receive the following
letter from Mr. W. W. Storm:
* * *
may be of interest to the younger
generation to know that the first
electric light plant in Wilmington
was set up in the east end of the
old Wilm.ngton Iron Works ma
chine shop located to the east of
the X-Department store and paral
leling the alley which runs from
Second to Front street.
“The ball armature dynamos
*vere purchased from Thompson
& Huston company, electrical
manufacturers. This compans, as
I understand it, was the forerunner
of the General Electric company.
The dynamos used in the original
installation had been exhibited
at the Centennial in Philadelphia.
“The armature was in the shape
of a globe or ball, unlike the more
modern armature which is of the
cylindrical type. The dynamo had
a simple exciter, and an open
belt was used. When the green
light was given to start nothing
happened. I am told that they
wired immediately to the Thomp
son & Houston company for an
expert to come to Wilmington
Shortly afterward he arrived,
looked the situation over, and
twisted the belt which started in
motion the first electric light plant
ever operated in the City of
“As I recall, the plant was finally
moved to the corner of Water and
Orange streets, and although I
See CAPE FEAR On Page Two
Beyond The Halfway Mark
Richard S. Rogers and Louie E. Woodbury, Jr., co-chairmen of the city’s Community Chest
drive, chat with James E. Gheen, New York publicist, at last night’s chest report meeting. Cam
paign leaders reported $55,449.44 raised so far in their $106,204 drive. Gheen, the dinner’s featured
speaker, termed the chest campaign “a challenge for Wilmington.” (PHOTO BY BOB HODGKIN)
Federal Judge Gillian Pre
sides Over Fall Term
At Customshouse
A relatively mild fine for OPA
sugar coupon violations and a two
year probation for a two-time auto
mobile snatcher highlighted yester
day’s opening session of U. S.
District court here with Judge
Don Gilliam of Tarboro on the
S. Jack Strickland, Tafcior City
grocer, drew a $900 fine for accept
ing counterfeit and loose sugar
coupons at his Tabor City store
amounting to “about 11,000 pounds
of sugar,” according to evidence
dug up by OPA investigators and
presented to Judge Gilliam by Dis
trict Attorney John Hall Manning
of Raleigh.
Pleading nolo contendre to the
charges, Strickland was handed a
mild fine because of his “other
wise spotless record.” Married
and the father of two children,
Strickland entered the grocery
business in Tabor City after his
discharge from the armed forces
about nine months ago.
Earlon Prince Dudney, 20-year
old Fair Bluff army veteran, was
given two 12 month suspended sen
tences and a two-year probation
period after pleading guilty to two
automobile thefts. The evidence
submitted by the FBI, charged
Dudney with stealing his first car
See COURT On Page Two
The Weather
South Carolina — Fair and slightly
warmer, Wednesday partly cloudy and
North Carolina—Clear to partly cloudy
ikies Tuesday and Wednesday. Wanner
Tuesday, except in extreme western sec
tions, mild temperatures Wednesday.
(Eastern Standard Time)
(By U. S. Weather Bureau)
Meteorological data for the 24 hours
ending 7:30 p.m. yesterday.
1:30 a m. 59; 7:30 a.m. 60; 1:30 p.m. 63;
7:30 p.m. 60.
Maximum 65; Minimum 58; Mean 59;
Normal 64.
1:30 a.m. 94: 7:30 a.m. 91; 1:30 p.m.
79; 7:30 p.m. 91.
Total for 24 hours ending 7:30 p.m. —
0.36 inches.
Total since the first of the month —
2.87 inches.
Tides For Today
^ (From the Tide Tables published by
U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey).
High Low
Wilmington _ 7:45 a.m. 2:21 a.m.
8:07 p.m. 2:41 p.m.
Masonboro Inlet _ 5:48 a.m. 11:52 a.m.
6:04 p.m. - p.m.
Sunrise 6:23; Sunset 5:30. Moonrise
3:59 a.m.; Mcjnset 4:41 p.m.
River stage at Fayetteville, N. C. at 8
a.m. Monday, 10.5 feet.
Leona Flood, Violinist,
Gives Delightful Program
At Auditorium
Leona Flood, presented by the
New Hanover H’gh school orchest
ra last night at the school audi
torium, played such an extraordi
nary program that it would be un
just to count her as among the
coming violinists of the country.
It would be fairer to acknowledge
without qualifications that she has
This does not necessarily imply
she is a finished artist in the broad
application of the term, but with
a few years further development,
particularly in tone volume — not
See ARTIST On Page Two
Total o7 $55,449.44 In
Pledges Reported At
Dinner Meeting
The Wilmington Community
Chest passed the halfway mark to
wards its $106,204 goal last night
at a dinner meeting as close to 100
campaign workers heard their cap
tains report a total jf $55,449.44 in
pledges registered during the first
six days of the drive.
James D. Gheen, New York pub
licist, and the dinner’s featured
speaker, praised the workers for
their early success but warned that
the heaviest challenge still lay be
fore them.
“It’s not the Community chest
idea but Wilmington that is on
trial here,” he said.
Chest workers gathered at St.
Paul’s Lutheran church to file their
first campaign reports.
A major lead in the first returns
was borne by the corporations di
vision of the chest whose chair
man, Fred E. Little, reported $32,
320 of his group’s $37,800 goal.
Team two of the corporations di
vision, captained by Peter Browne
Ruffin, turned in $21,345 of a $25,
200 goal. Howard A. Penton, captain
of Team 1 of the corporate divi
sion. reported $5,235, and Alex
Sprunt, captain of team 3 report
ed $5,740.
White Reports
E. L. White. chairman of the
chest’s advance gifts section, of
which the corporate gifts division is
a unit, told the meeting that he ex
pects to have his group over its
goal by tomorrow night’s report
Davis Howes, chairman of the in
dividual gifts division, reported $5,
510 out of a quota goal of $8,300.
See CAMPAIGN On Page Two
Anderson Refuses To Lift
Price Control On Breads
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 — (U.R) —
The Agriculture department Mon
day night refused to remove price
controls from bread and other
bakery products at this time on
grounds that they are ‘i‘n short sup
It emphasized, however, that the
decision is not irrevocable and
might be reconsidered later.
The department and OPA also
are debating removal of price ceil
ings from flour.
The bakery decision was hand
ed down by Robert H. Shields, chief
of the Production and Marketing
administration who acted on a peti
tion filed by the OPA Baking In
dustry Advisory committee.
The committee contended bak
ery products are not scarce. But
Shields argued that the committee
did not give ample weight to such
commodities as sugar and shorten
ing ’’which are generally recog
nized as being in critically short
supply” and which go into the man
ufacture of bakery goods.
“We do not believe that the data
and conclusions in the petiton con
cerning whe-at and flour gives suf
ficient recognition to the world’s
See ANDERSON On Page Two
Another Mine
Be In Offing
Union Leader Asks Confer
ence With Interior Sec
retary Krug Nov. 1
No Pay, Hour Changes
Suggested In Ultimatum
To Government
(A3)—John L. Lewis demand
ed new contract arrange
ments on wages, hours and a
host of other matters Monday
under procedure which could
shut down the soft coal mines
in another strike Nov. 20.
The demand was served on
the government which has
been operating the mines
since the strike of last spring.
Citing significant changes ir
government wage policy,” Lewis,
recovered from his appendicitis
operation, asked a conference with
Secretary of the Interior Krug and
Krug’s negotiators here Nov. 1 tc
negotiate "new arrangements af
fecting wages, hours, rules, prac
tices, differentials, inequalities and
all other pertinent matters.”
The Krug-Lewi* contract of May
29, which ended the last strike,
provided, Lewis said, that either
party could reopen it by giving ten
days’ notice of a new negotiating
conference. And, Lewis added, 15
days after that date (Nov. 1) either
party can terminate the contract
after five additional days.
The miners traditionally do rot
work without a contract. Thus the
way would be open for another
walkout November 20 unless a new
agreement is reached before then.
Not Specified
Lewis’ notice to Krug did not
specify what wage and hour chang
es he seeks. In this he followed the
strategy which he pursued in start
ing his last negotiations with the
coal operators, where his chief em
phasis was upon a demand for a
See MINE On Page Two
Four Major Addresses Set
For Week In Bruns
wick County
Special to The Star
SOUTHPORT, Oct. 21 — Brun
swick county Democrats will con
duct an active campaign on be
half of the Democratic party In thi
forthcoming national election. Ai
least four major addresses and
scheduled in the county this week.
Kerr Scott, state commissioners
of agriculture, will address at i
rally at the Waccamaw school
building at 7:30 p. m. Tuesday
On Wednesday two addresses
are planned. S. B. Frink, South
port attorney and former state
senator, will apeak at W. H, Var
nam’s store at 7:30 p. m. while
David Sinclair, Wilmington attor
ney, will speak at a rally at H. D.
Williams’ store at 7:30 p. m.
Congressman J. Bayard Clark, of
Fayetteville, and U S. Representa
tive for the Seventh congressional
district, will deliver the main ad
dress at a rally in courthouse here
in Southport, at 7:30 p. m. Thurs
And So To Bed
Yesterday an unidentified
source sent us a newspaper
clipping which should prove of
great interest to the citizens
of Greater Wilmington.
The clipping was datelined
Miles City, Ohio, and told the
following story:
Miles City, Ohio, had install
ed parking meters, but the
meters had not yet been put in
to official use. Meanwhile, a
“curious” public had inserted
$147.16 Into the meters “just
to see how they worked.’*
They’ll learn, won’t theft

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