ON CHECK CHARGE
Frank L. Walker Being
Held In County Jail
Under $5,500 Bond
Frank L. Walker, 308 Chestnut
street, was being held in county
jail last night under $5,000 bond
after being re-arrested on a charge
of writing worthless checks, ac- I
cording to a police report.
Walker was released under $2,
500 bond about two weeks ago
when he was arrested on three
warrants signed by Albert S.
Simon, 111 S. Van Buren street.
According to the report, Simon told
police he had received three
checks, totalling $1,900, from the
defendant, which were worthless.
The warrant served on Walker
last night was signed by W. N.
Moore. According to the warrant,
Walker had allegedly given Moore
a $188 worthless check drawn on
the Scottish bank of Lumberton.
Police last night were investiga
ting Walker’s activities as a mem
ber of a local business firm after
jailing him under an additional
Man Injured When Hit
By Car On Front Street
L. W. Wessell, age 60, route 1,
Wilmington, was admitted to the
Eulluck clinic last night suffering
from injuries sustained when he
was struck by a car at the corener
of Front and Princess streets at
about fk30 o’clock.
He is a brother of Dr. J. C.
Wessell, and is an employe of the
White Ice Cream and Milk com
According to a police report, the
injured man was hit by a car al
legedly driven by Mrs. James W.
Fountain, 216 N. Sixth street. Mrs.
Fountain was released on recog
nition for appearance in Recorder’s
court to answer a charge of reck
Wessell is suffering from a brok
en right arm. abrasions of the left
arm and lacerations of the face
and both legs, according to hos
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Held For Hold-Up
Bilie Evelyn Cornish GIo
baker (above), 26, pokes the
barrel of a gun through her
sweater at Mobile, Ala., as she
re-enacts for police the $700
hold-up of a fashionable cafe
there. Sheriff W. H. Holcombe
said she admitted staging the
hold-up, and also said she tried
to commit suicide in Atlanta,
Ga., recently by jumping into
the Chattahoochee river. She
claimed a boatman rescued
her. (AP Photo).
(Continued From Page One)
following a banquet in the Cape
Fear club, for potentates, officers
af the temple, and visiting nobles.
A script dance will be held at the
armory Nov. 20, with music by
Virgil Whyte’s all-girl orchestra,
tVade said. Tickets for the dance
are available at Saunders Drug
store, Futtrell’s Drug company,
Kingoff’s Jewelery store, The
Jewel Box and Wade Realty com
Ping Pong Tables
Ping Pong Sets
Ping Pong Balls
Ping Pong Nets
Boys Boxing Cloves
11.4 Market Dia] 6022
(Continued From Page One)
in Whitehall had been taken as
! the result of information received
in London concerning the possible
activities of “Jewish Terrorists.”
The Prime ministers residence is
on Downing street.
Reports that the underground
were planning to carry their activi
ties “into the heart of Britain”
were published in London more
than a week ago and a foreign of
fice spokesman said extremists
“might try’ such measures. Guards
already have been strengthened at
other British embassies in Europe.
Following the blasting of the em
bassy in Rome several days ago
the London Evening News said the
Jewish underground chiefs intend
ed to use “IRA (Irish Republican
Army) tactics” with the “assas
sination of public men, the blowing
up of government buildings, and
sabotage of industrial installations
and big hotels, communications,
postal services and so on.”
All night-time railway operation
has been halted in Palestine,follow
ing six attacks on railways in
less than two weeks.
A colonial office spokesman re
fused to indicate what counter
measures were being taken to
prevent the rumored “invasion”
by Jewish refugees who were re
ported hoping to sift through the
British coastal control of Palestine
by sheer numbers.
Haifa dispatches earlier this
week, however, quoted British
Naval intelligence officers as say
ing at least 100 ships, most of them
“unseaworthy” caiques and schoon
ers, had been purchased by Jew
ish underground organizations,
many paid for with American
funds, and that these ships were
lying in wait in southern European
ports, including Genoa, Marsielle,
Trieste and Piraeus.
The same dispatch said methods
of halting the shipment of refu
gees to Palestine were to be dis
cussed at Malta this wee%by nava-l
authorities under Adm. Sir Alger
non Willis, Mediterranean com
mander in chief, and Palestine po
At the same time that the colon
ial office spokesman discussed re
ports of a “mass exodus” of Jews
from southern European ports, an
authoritative government observer
commented on reports that Jewish
refugees in some UNRRA camps
in southeastern Italy were becom
There has been a gooa aeai oi
speculation about UNRRA camps
and there have been rumors about
the improper use of UNRRA fa
cilities,” he said. He added that
some of the camps were "strategi
cally situated from the point of
view of traffic” to Palestine.
(Continued From Page One)
trying to co-ordinate activities of
! anti-Jewish, anti-Negro and snti
! Catholic groups.
Duke, filing the allegations as an
amended petition to revoke the
Klan’s charter as a “charitable and
benevolent organization,” declar
“The State of Georgia will push
this to the limit. Let Talmadge
take personal responsibility for
dismissing the suit.”
Talmadge, who takes office next
January, publicly announced sever
al weeks ago that he would order
the suit dropped.
Meanwhile, Duke acknowledged
receipt of an envelope containing
soiled scraps of a similar charter
issued to Columbians, Inc., an
avowed anti-Negro, anti-Semctic
group in Atlanta. Leaders of the
Columbias tore up the charter after
being summoned to show cause in
Superior court Nov. 15 why they
should not be deprived of it.
THREE FROM CITY
(Continued From Page One)
leaders for the coming year were
named by the conference, and in
Rocky Mount district, W. A. Mc
Girt, Wilmington, leader; J. C.
Willis, Elizabethtown; H. A. Marks,
Wilmington; Henry A. McKinnon,
Lumberton; C. S. Baddour, Clin
ton, and W. B. Cooper, Wilmington,
Negro churches in the United
States are valued at approximate
ly $164,531,531. f
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RED ROCK ROTTUNG CO., of Wilmington, N. C., Inc.
KAUNO A. LEHTO, GEN’L MANAGER_
Armed Patrolman Guards A Robbery Suspect
John Feeney, probationary patrolman, holer; a pistol in hand as he guards Joseph J. Duffy
(left), a suspect In the ~robbery of a drug store in Brooklyn, N. Y. Twelve-year-old Herbert Bell
(on bicycle) was riding past the drug store just after the holdup. He followed the suspect and sum
moned Patrolman Feeney after he saw Duffy climb the stairs of an elevated station. The suspect
was booked at police station on charges of assault and robbery. This exclusive photo was ob
tained by the New York Daily News. (AP Wirephoto).__
Tobacco Prices Drop
Throughout The State
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Tobacco prices were lower last
week on both the Eastern North
Carolina and the middle belts. The
State and Federal Departments of
Agriculture reported yesterday.
On the eastern belt, practically
all grades were down with losses
ranging from $.50 to $7 a hundred.
Most declines, however, were in
the $1 to $3 bracket. Greatest
losses were recorded ir. smoking
leaf and a few primings which were
marketed in small quantities.
Nondscript grades were down omy i
Some scientists say about eighty
percent of the American Negroes,
have some white or Indian blood.
Winsor’s Ex-Hubby Will
Smooth Way To Marriage
Bob Herwig Wants To
Solve Problem Created
By Wedding To Shaw
HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 9. — (U.R) —
Football hero Bob Herwig, who
picked up the morning paper 11
days ago to learn that his, wife,
Kathleen Winsor, had eloped with
Artie Shaw% hoped today he would
smooth the path of her new mar
riage by getting a divorce.
He said he wanted to help her
solve her problems, and added that
he would like to settle his own
The author of “Forever Amebr’’
who married Herwig 10 years age
when they were college sweet
hearts, eloped in Mexico with Shaw
and became his fifth wife after
each got a Mexican divorce.
Neither Mexican divorces nor the
Mexican marriage are rec-ognized
in California divorce.
“I want to help Kay solve any
problems that are facing her,”
Herwig said when he filed suit
He referred to a statement by the
District Attorney’s office that the
couple could be charged with big
amy if they lived togeather in
Herwig is a former All-American
center at the University of Cali
fornia who was w’ounded while
serving with the Marines on Oki
He said his separation from the
sultry brunette novelist was ami
j cable, and that no third person
“It was a little surprising tc
read in the papers that Kay and
Shaw had been married in Mexi
co,” he admitted. “I didn’t know
about her intentions to get mar
j ried so quickly.”
J He said they formally separated
1 Oct. 23, five days before her
elopement at Juarez, Mex. His
suit charged mental cruelty.
“It was just that she wanted
one thing out of life and I wanted
another. We are still good friends.”
Herwig said he had talked tc
Miss Winsor by telephone since
the elopement but declined to say
where she and Shaw were honey
Shaw's attorney, in order to
avoid possoble court action, order
ed the honeymooners to leave
Los Angeles county. They have
been reported at a Las Vegas,
Herwig denied that Miss Win
sor’s enormous financial success
with “Forever Amber” had any
thing to do with their separation.
“I still think Kay is a talented
writer,” he said “Nobody knows
as I do how hard she worked on
the book. I read it five times.”
(Continued From Page One)
Byrnes was expected to confer with
them in New York tomorrow.
Byrnes remained here over the
week-end to attend the Army-Notre
Dame football game.
The British-American negotia
tions in Washington are aimed at
setting the stage for Four-power
talks here on the German peace
Preliminary attention to the Ger
man issue was given as the For
eign Ministers took a long week
end recess after a week's failure
to make any visible headway on
peace treaties for Germany satel
The American Military Govern
ment officials arriving today were
headed by Lt. Gen. Lucius D.
Clay, deputy military governor of
Germany, and Robert Murphy,
political adviser to Clay and U. S.
occupation forces in Germany.
Diplomatic sources believed" that
if the Trieste dispute could be set
tled within the next 10 days, the
four-power ministers would be able
to tackle the German peace prob
em earlier than had been expect
Clay was expected to give Byrn
es a quick fill-in here on the Ger
TO ASK RELEASE
OF RIVER FUNDS
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with the result that the prevailing
depth is but 27 feet. This, he said,
is a danger to ships drawing con
siderable depth and others, espe
cially tankers are having to wait
high tide before they can navigate
! the stream.
The freezing of the funds came
at what port interests terms “the
mast critical time in the history of
,the river and port.”
j Because money is not now
i available, the 20-inch dredge
j Huston Is scheduled to be taken
'off its job of dredging the river
and tie up at the U. S. Engineers’
yard here today.
Action on the resolution was
one of the features of the dinner
| of the North Carolina Authority,
i which yesterday morning began
|a tour of North Carolina's inland
i waterway, from Wilmington to
i Elizabeth City, as guests of Col.
George W. Gillette, South Atlantic
division Army Engineer, and Col.
Beverly C. Snow, Wilmington dis
trict Army Engineer.
Traveling aboard the Engineers’
survey boat, Kitty Hawk, the party
arrived yesterday afternoon at
4:30 o’clock at Morehead City.
They were entertained there
last night by H. S. Gibbs, a mem
ber of the group, and Dr. Ben
This morning they will leave to
continue their trip to Elizabetn
City and are expected to arrive
there this afternoon. According to
present arrangements, the group
will return here aboard the boat
Making the inspection of the
waterway are Col. Gillette Col.
Snow, Rep. Graham Barden, oi
New Bern; R. B. Page, of Wil
mington, chairman of the author
ity; W. O. Huske, Fayetteville; S.
Bunn Frink, Southport; A. G.
Myers, of Winston-Salem; and
Gibbs, who joined the partly at
Morehead City, all members of the
authority. T. H. Wilson, of Mor
ganton, another member, was un
able to attend the meeting here
and make the voyage through the
Bartender ‘Mops Up’
Thug With Floor Mop
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 9——
Charles Kowalczyk. a 44-year-old
bartender, was cleaning up his
taproom after the 2 a.m. closing
hour when a thug walked in a rear
door and demanded $200 in a
“I said ‘nuts to you’,” the bar
tender said he told the gunman,
“and pushed the mop in his face.
He fired a shot at where I had
been standing but I wasn’t there.
He tried to break away and I
nit him in the face with the mop.
“He called me a dirty name so
I hit him in the face with the mop
again. He fired again but I jump
ed and let him have another crack
in the face with the mop.”
About that time, Kowalczyk said
the thug decided he had enough
and fled, firing one rpore shot
while the bartender took a couple
more whacks with* the mop.
The publishing industry in the
United States is the principal mar
ket for Canada’s paper industry.
man situation, but sources close to
the Secretary of State said that
Byrnes did not plan to participate
in the British-American negotia
tions, in Washington.
However, it was explained that
Clay and Murphy would certainly
confer with Bprnes when these
negotiations had been concluded,
returning here to be on hand for
the four-power German talks.
Byrnes received British Foreign
Secretary Ernest Bevin in his
suite at the Waldorf-Astoria this
morning for almost an hour, but
the subject or subjects of their
conversation were a closely guard
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for the continued support on foreign
2. Senator Fulbright (D-ARKL
amplifying his suggestion that the
President name a Republican sec
retary of State and then resign in
his favor, predicted that if Demo
crats attempt to hold on to power
‘‘in the face of obvious disapproval
of the people,” the party would
suffer a “disastrous” defeat in
the 1948 presidential race.
3. Signs developed cf a pos
sible fight over the senate majori
ty leadership paralleling a similar
house contest, with Wherry’s as
sertion that Minority Leader
White (R-ME) must be considered
if he wants the new post. Sen. „
Taft (R-Ohio) previously haa v r
talked of as the likely chofce ^
Wherry did not remove h o- ,,
as a possible candidate.
Wherry left no doubt he "h
the people repudiated at the
last Tuesday the New Deal Dh
losophy he contend: Mr t
followed in attempting to car"
out the policies of the uate p-.„y
“I think the people voted
throw out the New Deal avi .
radicalsim that went with r • ■
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