GAND NOT SURE I
OF -ACHING 125
Indian Leader Tells Report
er He Has Been Shaken
In His Belief
NEW DELHI, India, Oct. J1 —
(dP)— Momandas K. Gandhi, who
has passed the age of 77, said in an
interview Monday that he was
“shaken” in his belief that he would
live to be 125 years old, as he hftd
so often confidently said.
He attributed his uncertainty to
loss of “equanimity” recently over
what he said he considered an un
warranted distribution of food
which his co-workers had planned
during a ceremony in connection
with his birthday.
He said he was feeling as well
as he had any right to feel, but
that he now was uncertain of mak
ing his goal of 125 years.
“For the time being, I feel dis
lodged,” he said. “I have not at
tained the necessary equanimity. I
don’t want to live 125 years or even
one year on mostrums, medicines
and that kind of thing. I want to
live a life of service in my present
“That is possible provided you
have equableness (SIC) under every
circumstance. Nothing should irri
tate you. I am not able to say that
nothing irritates me, or has irri
Has Rude Shock
He said he had thought calmly
of living until 125 “until a few days
ago” when he had a “rude shock.”
Kejendra Prasad, food member
of the Interim government of India,
had come to preside at a flag-rais
ing in connection with Ganhdi’s
birthday and peanuts, raisens and
other fruits were to be served Har
ijan (untouchable) children and
volunteers in his camp.
“I flared up madly,” Gandhi
said. “I lost my balance. You can
use any adverb or adjective you
like to describe It.”
Gandhi said he considered it an
insult to the food minister to give
' food away needlessly in his pres
ence and to children and others
“who were not in need.”
“It was then I discovered my
failure, The loss of self-control has
cost some years of my life — which
it will be possible to regain if I
regain my equanimity — or gain
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POINTING TO THE POIAR AREA on a large globe, President Truman discusses the possibility of future flights
over the Arctic regions with members of the crew of the “Pacusan Dreamboat” who recently completed a non
stop hop over the top of the world from Honolulu to Cairo. Pictured in the White House with the President
are: (1. to r.) M/Sgt. Gordon S. Fish, Appleton, Wise.; Maj. R. B. Snodgrass, Seattle, Wash.; M/Sgt. Edward
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Nation Of Plenty
His anger flared up, he explain
ed, because ‘‘every morsel of food
has to be husbanded. If we do it,
there will be no shortage.”
‘‘India is the last country.in the
world that should be short of food
— if our rulers knew their business
— and there was no black market
ing,” he said.
Asked if he had any messages for
America, Gandhi said:
‘‘Dislodge the money God called
mammon from the throne and find
a corner for a poor God. I think
America has a very big future, but,
in spite of what is said to the con
trary, it has a dismal future if it
The interview was given in Gan
dhi’s small room in the Untouch
ables’ colony where he has spent
most of his time since the arrival
of the British cabinet mission last
March. HLs voice was not strong.
He has reduced his diet in recent
Three Men Beat Officer
And Release His Captive
Special To The Star
TABOR CITY. Oct. 21. — Two
men were sought by county auth
orities Monday night for an as
sault on deputy sheriff Dewey
Haskins and the release of the
Police chief W. S. Waters said
Haskins had arrested Griffin Cole
man on a charge of drunkeness and
was bringing him to the city when
he passed the two men who were
in a drunken condition. When Hask
ins stopped to arrest them they as
saulted him beating him with the
deputys blackjack which they ob
tained in the scuffle.
Haskins fired his pistol in the
melee and was believed to have hit
one man before he w'as dazed by
the rain of blows inflicted by the
two men. The prisoner escaped
during the scuffle but was later
picked up by police Chief Waters.
LUMBERTON, Oct. 21.—A one
week term of Robeson Superior
Court for trial of criminal cases
convened in Lumberton Monday
morning with Judge J. Paul Fri
zelle of Snow' Hill presiding.
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South Carolina Man Fatally
Shot Near Tabor City
Special To The Star
TABOR CITY. Oct. 21 — Curtis
Stephens, 29, of Route 1 Loris, S. C.
was fatally shot Sunday afternoon
about 4:30 and Clinch Powell of
Tabor City was arrested and taken
to the Horry County jail at Conway,
S. C. pending an inquest by Coro
ner J. S. Dix of Horry County.
The shooting took place just out
side of Tabor City near the South
Carolina line. Stephens shot four
times with a pistol, died while en
route to a Mullins. S. C. hospital.
Killing of Curtis Stephens, World
War veteran, who returned from
the service only three weeks ago,
yesterday afternoon was an after
math of an altercation several
years ago it was reported tonight.
Clinch Powell, who allegedly shot
Stephens to death with two bullets
:n the chest and others in the leg
was said to have reminded Stephens
that the ex-soldier had assaulted
him befort entering the army.
Stephens reportedly replied ’'lets
forget it.” However according to
law officials they engaged in fist
cuffs again with Stephens taking a
gun away from Powell. Later
Stephens walked away and Powell
followed him to another place sev
eral hundred yards distant and shot
him down. Powell was held without
Stephens was a veteran of four
years in the army having spent 36
months of that time overseas.
Funeral services will be held
Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock
at the Mt. Zion Baptist church with
Rev. Ralph Johnson officiating.
Interment will be made in the
church cemetery. Full military
honors will be accorded him at the
grave. Surviving are the parents
M. M. and Quilie Powell Stephens;
four sisters, Mrs. Esther Sarvis,
Mrs. W. W. Hodge, Miss Ellis Ste
phens and Mrs. Delphine Graham
all of Leris and two brothers Er
nest of Loris and Thelbert of Day
NEW DELHI, India, Oct. 21.—
(JP)—Military headquarters said
Monday night that 11 British and
Indian soldiers were killed last
Thursday in the crash of an Ameri
can-built C-47 plane in Chitral state
on the Northwest frontier. Earlier
reports said 20 persons were kill
ed. The plane, which crashed
during parachute training exer
cises, was reached by a ground
party during the weekend.
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Funeral services were held for
O. B. Morris, of Savannah, Ga., in
Barnwell, S. C. on Saturday, Oc
Mr. Morris, formerly of Wil
mington, died in the St. Josephs
hospital in Savannah aftrir an ill
ness of three weeks. He was the
brother of T. J. Morris of Wilming
ton and an uncle of J. D. Harrison
of this city.
PERRY JAMES KING
Perry James King, 45, died at a
local hospital Monday, following a
He is survived by his wife,
Myrtle Sewell King; two sons,
James Lee and Douglas Sewell;
five brothers, P. A. King. Myrtle
Beach. Z. K. King, Raleigh, Rob
ert King, Wallace, Wayne King,
Mt. Olive and N. E. King, of Ibis
cits; two sisters, Mrs. Percil Shep
herd of Verona and Mrs. John
Brunjes of Wilmington.
Funeral arrangements will be
announced later by the Yopp Fun
MISS RUTH BARNES
Miss Ruth Barnes died at her
home in Seagate. Monday after
noon at 12:30 o'clock after a long
She was the daughter of the
late Joshua and Florida Jane Casey
Surviving are one sister. Miss
Gladys Barnes of Wilmington and
two brothers G. A. Barnes of St.
Pauls, and A. E. Barnes of Fay
Funeral arrangemens will be an
nounced later by Andrews Mor
W. F. EDWARDS
LUMBERTON. Oct. 21.—W. F.
Edwards, 64, retired local business
man died in Lumberton Sunday at
u:30 p.m. He had been in declining
health for several months.
Funeral services were conducted
from Stephens funeral home Mon
day at 4 p.m. by Dr. J. Glenn
Blackburn, pastor of the First Bap
tist church. Interment was in
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Missouri Newberry Edwards, one
daughter, Mrs. Joe Stamps of
High Point, two sons, Knox af
Charlotte and Frank Edwards of
Lumberton, three brothers, George
of Chattanooga, Tenn., Johnny of
Salisbury and B. Sam Edwards of
Lumberton, two sisters, Mrs. Lilly
Smith of Kures Beach and Mrs.
Lizzie Bodiford of Lumberton.
LUMBERTON, Oct. 21.—Arthur
K. Britt, 68, retired farmer died at
his home in Long Branch com
munity, Lumberton Monday at
8:45 a.m. after a lingering illness
that had kept him confined to bed
for the past six weeks.
Funeral services will be con
ducted from Long Branch Baptist
church of which he was a member
by the pastor the Rev. I. p. Hedg
peth Tuesday at 3:30 p m. Inter
ment will be in Thompson ceme
Mr. Britt was born in Robeson
county on Oct. 5, 1878, son of 1he
late Bethel and Louisa Phillies
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Esther Ammons Britt, one son, the
Rev. Elliott Britt of the home,' one
brother, Arie C. Britt and one sis
ter, Mrs. Richardson Britt of St.
Pauls, Route 2, his stepmother,
Mrs. Leachie Williams and a half
sister, Mrs. Cora Brooks of East
NEW DELHI, India, Oct. 21.—
(IP)—The Indian government an
nounced Monday night that it
would exchange ambassadors with
China. The two nations previously
had been represented in each
other’s capitals by diplomatic mis
sions. The agreement to raise the
two missions to embassy status
marked another step in India’s
progress toward independence.
The regular weekly meeting
of the Rotary club wiU be held
at the Friendly cafeteria this
afternoon at 1 o’clock. A full
attendance has been urged.
red CROSS TO MEET
The executive committee of
Wilmington Chapter, American
Red Cross will meet in the Tide
Water Power company as
sembly hall on Wednesday
afternoon at 3:30 o’clock for the
purpose of discussing the 194?
budget and other important
questions. A full attendence of
the membership is being urged
by the chairman.
The members of the New
Hanover County Bar associa
tion are requested to assemble
at Andrews mortuary this after
noon at 2:30 p. m. to attend
the funeral of D. Vaughn Al
len in a body and as honorary
pallbearers. The funeral of the
well-known local attorney, who
died Monday, will be held in
the chapel of Andrews mort
uary at 3 o’clock today.
BEACH LIONS TO MEET
Members of the Wrightsville
Beach Lions club will held their
regular supper meeting lo
night at 7:30 o’clock in the La
mina banquet room, Ennis Ro
binson, president of the resort
civ'c club, announced last
ONR DRILL MEETING
The seventh drill meeting of
the local division of the U. S.
Organized Naval Reserve will
be held at 7:30 o’clock tonight
in the Lake Forest community
Safety Program On Nov. 2
Will Feature Captain
A big “Automobile-Bicycle Ac
cident Prevention” program, in
cluding a bicycle parade through
the city's downtown streets, has
been set for Saturday morning,
November 2, under the auspices of
the Wilmington Kiwanis club.
A complete course on how to pre
vent automobile-bicycle accidents
will be given the youthful cycliats
by John Davis, retired Wilming
ton police captain, who has been
lecturing on “safety measures” in
the city’s schools recently.
Davis will use an automobile i
ar.d bicycle in the demonstration, •
in order to show the children that
by conforming to rules they can
ride their bicycles in safety.
City school principals are coop
erating with the club in the stag
ing of the demonstration. Teachers
are also stressing its importance
in their class rooms by urging ev
ery bicycle-riding pupil to attend
The young cyclists will meet at
the Hemenway school at 10 o'clock
m the morning, Nov. 2, and, under
police escort, will ride their bi
cycles en masse to the stadium
through the down town area.
Newsreel photographs of the bi
cycle parade will be taken by a
representative of Fox Movietone
News for national distributon.
A Young Men’s Christian. Asso
ciation crack gym team will pre
sent acts, horse work, and parallel
bar exercises, according to Adam
Smith, “Y” physical education di
rector. Two or possibly three bi
cycle races will be staged in con
nection with the safety program.
Wilmington merchants are donat
ing prizes for the contests.
Paper sheets have been pro
duced that eliminate sponging
and damp cloths in all types of
clothes pressing. Placed on a
wrinkled garment and pressed
with a medium iron, the paper
eliminates linting and streaking,
and is said to be good for 200
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PEIPING, Oct. 21—m—Nearly
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and civilians and 60,000 Koreans
have been repatriated from China,
Manchuria and Formosia in the
past 12 months, the reptrriation
officer at the American Branch
Executive headquarters reported
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BUCHAREST, Oct. 21 — (j<P)—
Patriarch Nicodem of the Ro
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