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VOLJ^NO^ WILMINGTON, N. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1946 * ESTABLISHED 186$
Operators, Masters
Fail On Agreement
issue Of Preferential Hiring Hamstrings
Efforts For Final Settlement Of
Maritime Strike In East
NHV YORK, Oct. 22—A
spokesman for the Masters,
Mates arid Pilots (AFL) said
Tuesday night the union was
deadlocked with ship operators
over the issue of preferential
hiring in a session aimed at
ending the 22 day shipping
strike on the east and gulf
coasts.
Capt. William Ashe, co-chair
man of the union negotiators,
said at a dinner recess that the
44 East and Gulf coast operat
ors offered preferential hiring
(or Mates and Pilots but want
ed Masters excluded. The ne
gotiators met with Fredrick R.
Livingston of the U. S. Concili
ation service.
Ashe emphasized that the
union did not seek a closed
shop but asked that the com
panies give first preference to
MMP members in ltfing ships’
officers. He contended this
policy had been in effect for
many years in the merchant
marines of Great Britian, Nor
way, Denmark and Holland.
Commodore Sir James Bis
set, skipper of the liner Queen
Elizabeth, was cited by Ashe
as an example of a British
captain who was a member of
a union with a preferential
hiring clause in its contract.
A long step toward ending
of the walkout on the East and
Gulf coasts was taken early
Tuesday when the negotiating
committees for the operators
See OPERATORS on Page Two
MAYOR PROCLAIMS
SUNDAY NAVY DAY
Celebration Here Will In
clude Three-Day Events
Starting Friday
Mayor W. Ronald Lane yester
day officially proclaimed Sunday,
October 27, “Navy Day” for Wil
mington.
Although the celebration will
actually start on Friday, October
25, wi'.i tthe arrival of six Navy
ships and the RONS charter pres
entation banquet, Sunday will mark
formal observance of the day set
aside annually in honor of the Navy
Blue and Gold.
The RONS committee in charge
of the three-day festivities an
nounced last night that the “flowery
ceremony” will be held at 2:30 p.
m. Sunday at the Customshouse
lvarf.
See NAVY DAY' On Page Two
CIVIL CASES FACE
0. S. COURT HERE
District Judge Expected To
Conclude Criminal Case
Hearings Today
U. S. District court, now in ses
sion here with Judge Don Gilliam,
of Tarboro, presiding, is expect
ed to complete its criminial doc
ket today and then proceed with
approximately 12 civil suits.
Most of yesterday’s session was
consumed with the presiding jurist
pronouncing sentences.
Among these were:
Mr. and Mrs. George Beasley, of
Pender county, drew six-month
suspended prison terms and two
1'ear probation periods each for
swindling the Federal government
out of from $750 to $1,200 — the
eourt could not decide exactly —
through illegal armed forces allot
ment checks.
Dorothy Dixon, a 23-year-old.
"Oman of near Raleigh, was giv
en a 12-month extension of her
two-year probation period. While
on probation for an old OPA viola
See OVn. CASES on Page Two
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U. S. TROOP CONDUCT
BESMIRCHES NATION
GEN. ROMULO SAYS
NEW YORK, Oct. 22 — <ff) _
Brig. Gen Carlos P. Romulo, per
manent delegate of the Phillippines
to the United Nations, said Tuesday
conduct of United States troops in
the islands was "besmirching”
America and lowering American
prestige.
Urging that only volunteers be
assigned to the Phillippines, Romuio
said selectees "don’t want to be
there and are really besmirching
America in the eyes of the Filip
inos.”
Also detrimental, he said at a
news conference, was American
krrny policy which, since the is
lands were given their freedom
July 4, makes "a fine destinction”
technically between American and
Filipino veterans, particularly re
garding hospitalization.
Romulo said Filipino veterans had
been "kicked out” of Army hos
pitals and "what certainly does
not make for American prestige in
the Far East.”
"The American way of life we
Pave found to be the best,” he said.
"Anything that hurts American
prestige hurts us, too.”
DIPLOMATSCHART
ASSEMRLYPOLICY
President Truman To Ad
dress Initial Session Of
51 Nations Today
NEW YORK, Oct. 22 — (JP) —
Key diplomats of 51 nations chart
ed policies Tuesday night in last
minute caucuses before the first
session in the new world of the
United Nations General assembly,
which will begin Wednesday in an
elaborate setting with an address by
President Truman.
The throng of notables crowding
this temporary diplomatic capital
of the world virtually to the limit
of its capacity waited with keen an
ticipation the 20 to 25-minute speech
on which the President has devoted
considerable time. There was con
siderable speculation among the
delegates that the speech would be
an important indication of Ameri
can policy during the assembly.
Planes, trains and ships still were
bringing delegates and their at
taches to New York for the historic
session. But the most important
groups — the members of the five
great powers — were practically
complete and already were busy
on plans for the assembly.
Today and Tomorrow
By WALTER LIPPMANN
PRESIDENT TRUMAN AND
MR. REECE
As an indication of things to
come the speech by the
chairman of the Republi
can National Committee, Mr. Car
roll Reece, is in many ways more
interesting than President Tru
man’s. For while the Democratic
party still holds the offices, the
Republicans have steadily been
acquiring the powers of govern
ment.
Snce Mr. Truman became Presi
dent, and even for some time be
fore, Mr. Taft and Mr. Martin
have exercised an effective veto
power in domestic legislation.
Moreover, it would not be too
much to say that their general
views, except on party politics,
more nearly reflect those of Mr.
Truman and his ultimate advisers
than do the official pronounce
ments of the President. In addi
tion, since last winter Mr. Van
donberg has had a dominating, if
not a dominant, influence in for
eign policy.
We have been experiencing the
transfer of power from the Demo
crats to the Republicans, and dur
ing this period the Democrats have
reigned but not ruled. They have
had the nominal responsibility but
they have not had the reality of
power. They have held the offices
See LIPPMANN on Page Two
U.S. GOVERNMENT BALKS AT LEWIS’ DEMAND
FOR NEW mSE BASIS FOR MINE WORKERS;
BRUNSWi. SHIP BASIN WORK WILL PROCEED
Original Sum,
$3,102,119,
Allotted Work
Washington Dispatch Says
Economy Drive Will Not
Affect Big Project
DEADLINE NEARING
Dredge Pennsylvania Rush
ing To Complete Storage
Site By December
Completion of the multi
million dollar Brunswick river
surplus merchant ship stor
age basin will not be delayed
by the federal government’s
current economy drive, ac
cording to an Associated
Press dispatch received here
last night from Washington.
The only one of nine U. S.
Maritime commission reserve
fleet basins not affected when
President Truman and reconver
sion Director John R. Steelman
paralyzed public works projects
several months ago with an
“economy” moratorium, the Bruns
wick basin, with an original grant
of $3,102,119, is slated for com
pletion in mid-December.
ILe titanic dredge Pennsylvania
is now digging into some 2,000,000
to 3,000,000 cubic yards of material
at the basin’s bottom in a race to
meet the mid-December deadline.
Designed to hold about 500 mer
chant ships in readiness for an
other possible war emergency, the
basin now has more than a dozen
stored in its completed area.
To Get Funds
Meanwhile, as the Brunswick
project nears completion, the other
eight reserve fleet basins in the
nation will receive their construc
See ORIGINAL On Page Two
CITY PURCHASES
SURPLUS BUILDING
Maffitt Village Community
Center To Be Turned
Over To Firm
The City of Wilmingtoin yester
day formally purchased the Maffitt
Village Community building from
the Federal Public Housing ad
ministration and made it available
to the Chadbourn Mills, Inc., of
Charlotte as the center for a pro
jected $750,000 hosiery plant.
City Manager J. R. Benson an
nounced completion of the purchase
yesterday afternoon a few hours
after he dispatched a $20,000 certi
fied check for the property to
A. R. Hanson, FPHA regional di
tor in Atlanta.
The city will retain title to the
property and lease it to the Chad
bourn company through Industrial
Properties, Inc., it is understood.
I. A. Grange, manager of the
new plant, said last night that the
beginning of full production is at
ieast a month away.
At peak, the mill will employ
See BUILDING on Page Two
As Bapists Held Fall Meeting At Winter Park Church
Part of the more than SOO leaders of the Wilmington Baptist association are shown at their fall meeting In the Winter Park church
yesterday. On the platform are: the Rev. T. H. King, Winter Park Baptist church; Dr. J. Allen Easley, of Wake Forest college; and L. E.
I Miller of Meredith college, field representative of the North Carolina Baptist association, leaders of a discussion of religious education in
the 4S-church association. (PHOTO BY BOB HODGKIN) _
HARVEST FESTIVAL
PLANNEDTONIGHT
School Glee Clubs To Sing
In Program At Pembroke
Jones Park
With the local weather bureau
promising mild temperatures, the
City Recreation Department will
celebrate Indian summer by stag
ing its third annual Harvest Festi
val in Pembroke Jones Park at 8
o’clock tonight.
But, should the elements belie the
forecasters, Jesse Reynolds, re
creation superintendent, said the
festival will be postponed until
tomorrow night.
The ten-part program, written
and directed by Mrs. Josephine
Gallagher, will be built around the
United Nations them*.
Five glee clubs wilT participate
in the festival with their songs
programs drawn from the UN
countries.
Recreation directors of the
groups participating in the festival
are: Mrs. Irene Waters, Nesbitt
Courts; Mrs. Virginia Davis, Vance
See FESTIVAL on Page Two
Along The Cape Fear
Charles Dickens probably won’t
like it, but we’re going to put the
folowing title on today’s story any
way:
“A Tale Of Two Kitties.’
It’s not only a meow of a melo
drama but quite a psychological
thriller as well, because the rolei
of the two kitties is played by one
kitty with a split-personality.
Mrs. J. B. B. sent in the raw
material for the cat’s tale, and we
only hope our treatment of it will
rank with the virtues of the
Jaeckel-Hyde-Hitchcock tradition.
It’s just too bad we can’t get
Ingrid Bergman to don claws and
long incisors to play the part.
Anyway, here it is:
• * *
INCONSTANT LOVER
The schizophreniac kitty
bears the fortunate name of
“Lucky”. Every mroning, as
regularly as the dawn, “Lucky”
shows up at the back porch of
“Mom” Jarrell’s house for break
fast.
Professing an exclusive purring
love for “Mom” Jarrell’s break
fasttime menu, “Lucky” gets all
he can eat.
Then, like an inconstant lover,
he sneaks over to the back porch
cf Mrs. Mary Devine and lures
another breakfast out of Mrs. De
vine’s kitchen.
TJiis duplicity caught up with
"Lucky” the other daj^ without so
much as one private detective
Eiguring in the expose.
* * *
‘LUCKY” LEAPED
Having gorged himself at
“Mom” Jarrell’s, “Lucky” saunt
ered over to Mrs. Devine’s for
breakfast number two. Mrs. De
vine failed tr show her usual
promptness in providing the sec
ond feed, so “Lucky”, in that bad
moment when all double-role
iealers unconsciously reveal their
true characters, suddenly un
cloaked his villainy.
Mr. Devine, who had been fish
ing the night before, had left his
fishing line hanging from the porch
roof. The hook was still on the
line, and the bait was still on the
book.
“Lucky” leaped.
No Drum, Mullet, or Spot was
ever more neatly hooked.
• * *
AND LEAPED AGAIN
Mrs. Devine, despite seeing the
See CAPE FEAR on Page Two
Baptist Association
Adjourns Fall Meet
The Weather
FORECAST
South Carolina and North Carolina —
i Partly cloudy and mild temperatures
Wednesday and Thursday.
(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. 55; 7:30 a.m. 52; 1:30 p m. 69;
7:30 p.m. 62.
Maximum 70; Minimum 51; Mean 59;
Normal 64.
HUMIDITY
1:30 a m. 96; 7:30 a.m. 91; 1:30 p.m. 50;
7:30 p.m. 91.
Precipitation
Total for 24 hours ending 7:30 p.m.—
0.00 inches.
Total since the first of the month—
2.87 inches.
Tides For Today
(From the Tide Tobies published by
U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey).
High Low
Wilmington _ 8:35 a.m. 3:08 a.m.
8:52 p.m. 3:31 p.m. j
Masonboro Inlet 6:31 a.m. 12:13 a.m. j
6:43 p.m. 12:36 p m. |
Sunrise 6:24; Sunset 5:29; Moonrise ,
4:58 a.m.; Moonset 5:08 p.m.
River stage at Fayetteville, N. C. at 8
a.m. Tuesday, 10.4 feet.
M. Eugene Bullard Named
Superintendent Of
Sunday Schools
M. Eugene Bullard was elected
superintendent of Sunday schools
for the Wilmington Baptist asso
ciation yesterday at the afternoon
business session of the associa
tion’s fall meeting at the Winter
Park Baptist church.
At the same time, more than 300
delegates from the 43 churches
represented in the association nam
ed Miss Louise Adams of the Maf
fitt Village church the director of
their Baptist Training union.
J. N. Evans, of Wallace, was
named treasurer of the association,
a post created to relieve associa
tion clerk J. E. Allard of his fiscal
duties.
Dr. G. Carl Lewis, association
moderator; J. A. Powers, of Wal
lace, vice moderator; Mrs. D. W.
Merritt, of Rocky Point, superin
tendent of the Women’s Missionary
Union; and Allard were all re
elected to their present posts.
The assoaiation delegates closed
their meeting at 3:35 o’clock yes
terday afternoon after discussing
the Baptist hospitals and a report
Gn religious literature delivered
by the Rev. W. A. Poole.
In the morning session, Dr. J.
Ailen Easley, of Wake Forest col
lege, and the Rev. T. H. King led
See FALL MEET on Page Two
COMMUNITY CHEST
WORKERS TO MEET
Lt.-Governor Ballentine To
Speak At Supper Meet
ing At 6:30 P. M.
Lt.-Gov. L. Y. Ballentine, here
for tonight's Southeastern North
Carolina Beach association ban
quet at Carolina Beach, will speak
briefly to workers attending the
second report dinner of the Wil
mington Community chest cam
oaign at St. Paul’s Lutheran church
at 6:30 o'clock this evening, Louie
E. Woodbury, Jr., drive chairman,
said last night.
The lieutenant-governor, who is
state chairman of the United Serv
ice Organizations, will urge chest
workers to press their campaign
for the local USO, one of the agen
cies which will be supported out
af the chest’s $106,204 goal. He
will speak early in the ches din
ner before proceeding to bis major
speaking engagement at the
5ENCBA banquet.
Beter han 100 chest campaign
ers will assemble at he St. Paul’s
church tonight to hear the newest
progress report on their drive. To
night’s meeting will be followed by
a final rally at the church Friday
right.
Last night Woodbury released a
revised campaign toal which show
ed pledges totalling $56,475 record
ed up to yesterday afternoon.
Chest Red Feather awards went
to six local organizations whose
See CHEST on Page Two
NEW SLANT
Seattle Landlords Stage
Strike; Close Apartments
SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 22—(U.R)
—Two groups of landlords who con
trol virtually all of Seattle’s apart
ment houses went on a “renting
strike” Tuesday by pledging them
selves to refuse to re-rent their
21,200 apartments until rent ceil
ings are abolished.
A spokesman for the Apartment
House Owners association and the
smaller pioneer apartment group,
announced: “No vacant apartments
will be rented until rent ceilings
are removed.”
The two associations said they
would seek the backing of landlords
throughout the nation.
“When present tenants move out,
empty apartments will be closed
and placarded with signs announc
ing they will be kept empty because
of the OPA,” said J, H. Totten,
pioneer president.
Neither group will attempt evic
tions,” however, a spokesman said.
The two organizations represent
250 owners. Their actions were
combined Monady night when the
pionoeer members voted in favor of
the renting - strike.
Announcement of the action
brought support from landlords in
See SEATTLE on Page Two
Federal Coal
Board Blasts
OMWProposal
Administrator C o 11 i s son
Terms Union Request
“Clearly Unwarranted"
STRIKE NOW FEARED
Administration Showe Will
ingness To Talk Things
'Over With Leader
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22.—
(/P)—The government balked
Tuesday at John L. Lewis’
demands for reopening of the
United Mine workers wage
contract, but it showed will
ingness to talk things over.
The chilling thought that
some 400,000 miners might
walk off their jobs next
month heightened interest in
getting the dispute settled
fast.
Lewis, who had touched off
a potential new crisis by his
“breach of contract” allegations
Monday night, bided his time for
the moment.
“Clearly unwarranted” was the
description applied by Naval Cap
tain N. H. Collisson, the federal
coal mines administrator, to the
UMW cheiftain’s demand for new
contract negotiations.
Collisson so wrote Lewis in a
letter he disclosed Tuesday. This
letter cited the May 29 agreement
between Lewis and Secretary of
the Interior Krug as specifically
covering “for the period of gov
ernment possession the terms and
conditions of employment.”
However, Collisson told a news
conference that he is willing to dis
cuss the possibility of arbitrating
the question whether the Lewis
Krug agreement may legally be
reopened.
See FEDERAL On rage Two
CITY DELEGATES,
SMALL TO CONFER
Local Group To Present
Plea To CPA Chief In
Capital Today
John D. Small, United States
Civilian Production administrator,
is scheduled to confer in his Wash
ington office at 2 o’clock this aft
ernoon with five representtaives of
the city administration who will
ask him to ease CPA restrictions
on new commercial construction
in the Wilmington area, City At
torney William B. Campbell said
last night.
Mayor W. Ronald Lane and
Campbell left here last night for
their meeting with the national
CPA cheif. They were accompanied
by City Industrial agent John H.
Farrell, City Councilman Walter
E. Yopp and John Stephens, coun
sel for Industrial Properties, Inc.
Occasion for Small’s conference
with the Wilmington delegation is
See DELEGATES on Page Two
And So To Bed
The very young always has an
answer for anything.
Yesterday morning a little
girl had her tonsils removed at
the hospital. She continued to
whimper throughout the day,
however, and her mother final
ly said:
“Darling, tell mama What’s
the matter.”
“My tonsils hurt,” replied
the child.
“Oh,, no,” answered the
mother soothingly. "Your ton
sils are out now. How could
they hurt?”
“I dont know,” wailed the
child, “but they hurt me worse
now than when they were in.
Tell the doctor to put ’em
back.”
Community Chest Workers — Report Meeting At 6:30 tonight

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