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- umtngtmt Mormnn sto — State and National Newk ~ —~~~ ---WILMINGTON, N. C., MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1946 ESTABLISHED 186V Here Hon. Thad Bare EURE TO DELIVER TALK HERE TODAY City-County And Federal Offices To Close For Armistice Day With Secretary of State Thad Eure as its featured speaker, an 11 a. m. commemorative cere mony and five-hour barbecue at the Wilmington ost 10 American Legion home will highlight the city’s observance of Armistice to day. The 28th annual celebration of the close of the first World War today will be marked elsewhere by the closing of city, county, stale, and federal offices. All county schools and the stores affiliated with the Wilmington Re tail Merchants association will re main open, however. The city postoffice will be closed, Wilbur Dosher, post master, said last night. The fide Water Power company’s office force will also observe the holiday, as will member banks o the Wilmington Clearing House association. The Legion’s ceremony will cli max a three-day Armistice pro gram which Commander W. K. Stewart, Jr., described as the largest in the post’s history. Honor Mothers Yesterday Stewart was host at a luncheon in honor pf the county’s Gold Star mothers of two World Wars. Eure, today’s chief speaker, has been North Carolina Secretary of State since 1936, He is a native of Hertford county a former mem ber of the General Assembly and See EURE on Page Two PRESIDENT WILL HONOR WAR DEAD Chief Executive To Lay Wreath At Tomb Of Un known Soldier Today WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 — (JP) — President Truman will lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier at H a. m. Monday, leading the nation in commemorating the ar mistice that ended World W'ar I. Fae traditional ceremony at the white marble shrine, high above the Potomac river in Arlington Nation al cemetery, will be attended by me highest officials of this and all ed governments. Following the National anthem, P ayed by the Army band, an honor W;ard of soldiers, sailors and !”.arj;-,es will stand at parade rest SeeJ‘KESlDENT On Page Two UBONE'S MEDITATIONS By Alley DtSt BAD TlDrteS AUUJZ looks wuss,an' pem &OOD TIMES AUUZ Looks bettuh, but D£Y Ml \NU'KS OUT 'Boot PE SAME PE EM' \ (R-W.ed by The Bell Syn- -V Inc ) Trade Mart . . *'«■ V. I Pal Office! Meeting Adjourns Conference Selects New Superintendent Rev. John C. Glenn Of Durham Succeeds P ^ A. S. Parker In Wilmington District f Methodist Church The Rev. John C. Glenn, for four years pastor of the Duke Memorial Methodist church in Durham, is the new superin tendent of the Wilmington dis trict of the North Carolina Methodist church. The Rev. Dr. Glenn was named by the North Carolina Methodis't conference in Hen derson yesterday to succeed the Rev. A. S Parker, Wil mington district superintendent for the past six yars. The an nouncement was made by Bishop W. W. Peele. W. A. McGirt, Methodist lay leader, last night praised the Rev. Mr. Parker for “a very fine, constructive record in building the district. "The Rev. Dr. Glenn will, I am sure, be a worthy successor to Mr. Parker,” McGirt said. The Rev, Mr. Parker will be come pastor of the Hay street Methodist church in Fayette ville. The North Carolina Methodist conference also named C. H. Mercer as pastor of the Sun set Park Methodist church. The Rev. Mr. Mercer succeeds the Rev. O. K. Ingram, who has been assignee^ to Erwin. The departure of the Rev. Mr. Parker and the Rev. Mr. Ingram marked the only change in Wilmington Methodist churches. All other local min isters were reassigned to their present posts. Bishop W. W. Peele announc ed the list of ministerial ap pointments in Henderson yes terady afternoon shortly after the state conference adjourned. See CONFERENCE On Page Two STATE AIRLINES OFFICERS TO VISIT AIRPORT TODAY Three top officials of State Air lines, of Charlotte, which seeks Civil Aviation administration ap proval for its plans to set up ‘‘feed er’’ airlines service between Wil mington and other Southern points, will . arrive here at noon today for an inspection of Bluethenthal airport and conferences with mem bers of the city-county airport au thority. H. K. Gilbert, State’s president; Herbert W. Kootz, the chairman of its executive committee; and Neil E. Berbroth, vice president and traffic manager, will make the trip. Albert F. Perry, airport chair man said last night that his group will confer with the State execu tives late this afternoon. The air line party is expected to arrive at Bluethenthal by air around noon. GOP FACING TASK CAPPER DECLARES Republican Congress Must Make Good To Win Pres idency In 1948 TOPEKA, Kas., Nov. 10—(IP)— Senator Arthur Capper (R-Kas) de clared Sunday that if the new “pro bationary” Republican Congress failed to “make good in a big way,” he felt no assurance that the Republicans could win the Pres idency in 1948. In a text prepared for delivery over a local radio station (WIBW), Capper—senior Republican mem ber of the upper house in the com ing session—pointed out that an administration losing control in an off-presidential ellection year had always in the past lost office two years later. But, he added: “Unless this Republican Congress makes good in a big way in solving the difficult and very numerous See TASK on Page Two Airmen Safe NAHA, OKINAMA, Nov. 10— (jp)—Three Americans landed Fri day on little Miyako island, 180 miles southwest of Okinawa, after drifting for 20 days in a small boat without food or water, the First Aid division announced Sun day. Reported to be in fair physical condition, the men had been mis sing since Oct. 18, when they set out on a pleasure cruise. They were identified as Cpl. Robert L. Elam o' Obetz, near Columbus, Ohio; Pfc. Harold J Ryan, Jr., of Troy, N. Y.; and Standley Myers, Philadelphia. Pa. LOCAL HOUSEWIVES COMMENT ON OPA Near Demise Of Price Fix ing Agency Brings Mix ed Reaction Here Wilmington housewives apparent ly had their fingers crossed as the OPA all but passed out of existence yesterday—their feelings a mixture of relief, resignation, and hope that, after a period of patient wait ing, the law of supply and demand might work its powers on the cost of living. Such was the general feeling of five local homemakers, whose names were called at random from the city telephone directory in a poll on the OPA’s demise last night. Mrs. H. M. Hooper, 312 Harnett street, declared that she didn’t “know what prices will do, but I’m hoping they’ll come down”. "Right now,” Mrs. Hooper said, “we’re not buying any more than we absolutely need. We’ve done without some things for a long time and we can do without then again.” Mrs. J. C. Peterson, 1208 Chest nut street, expressed satisfaction that the OPA is “off all foods", but said she was “afaid it will come off rent". Mrs. Peterson declared that, “if we can do without for awhile, prices will drop". See HOUSEWIVES on Page Two NOVIKOV TO GIVE SOVIET POSITION Ambassador Expected To Outline Russia’s Position On Trusteeships Today LAKE SUCCEESS, N. Y., Nov. 10 Soviet Russia is expected to out line her position Monday on the important question of trusteeships at a committee meeting topping a crowded United Nations calendar at the interim headquarters here. Nikolai V. Novikov, Soviet am bassador to the United States, has been selected by the Russian dele gation to present to the U. N. Trusteeship committee his country’s stand on that topic. The U. N. delegates are especially in terested in his speech since the United States made its trusteeship offer regarding vast areas of the Pacific last week. With the entire United Nations machinery shifting back to Lake Success again after Saturday’s plenary session, there are two See NOVIKOV On Page Two ----1 Today And Tomorrow By WALTER LIPPMANN We might ask ourselves when it is that a bi-partisan conduct of foreign affairs is necessary and workable. The answer, I think, is: when almost every one agrees that the country needs a united foreign policy though it is not yet settled just what the policy ought to be. For whenever it is necessary to work out a bi-partisan arrange ment, it is a sure sign that new decisions are in the making. Bi partisanship is a narrangement by public-spirited men for dealing with those critical periods when a policy is forming but is not yet formed. If and when a policy is fully formed and proved, it ceases to be bi-partisan and becomes national. « For more than a century, for example, no one has thought of the Monroe Doctrine as depending on bi-partisan agreement. The essen tial principle of the Monroe Doc trine — that the Western Hemi sphere is closed to imperial expansion and to intervention by non-American powers—has been so well settled that either party, any President, would uphold it and would have the united support of the people when he did uphold it. It has been, in this sense, more than bi-partisan; it has been national. But it took about thirty years for the country to reach this point See LIPPMANN On Page Six HUNDREDS KILLED IN NEW UPRISING • MTWEEN HINDUS-MOSLEMS IN INDIA; INDUSTRY PLEDGES FAIR PRICE BASE Officials Say Jump In Rent ‘Inevitable’ Aides Of Wyatt Predict Big Drive In Construction Of Rental Homes LIQUIDATION NEXT President To Make Policy Announcement At His Press Conference WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. — (IP) — Industry leaders Sunday pledged reasonable prices as the nation shifted to a virtually free economy after nearly five years of sweeping controls. In the wake of President Truman’s order knocking out all wage restrictions and all price ceilings except those on rents, sugar and rice came these other developments: 1-. Government officials Said some rent increases are “inevi table.” 2. Aides of Housing Administra tor Wilson Wyatt predicted “a big drive” to encourage construction of new dwellings for rent. They said this is imperative because it may prove impossible to retain the $10,000 Sales price ceilings on See OFFICIALS on Page Two COL. DAWSON DIES IN PLANE CRASH Head Of North Carolina CAP Wing, Companion Burned To Death CHARLOTTE, Nov. 10—(A5)—Col. Frank E. Dawson of Charlotte, head of the North Carolina Wing of the Civil Air patrol, and Capt. W. Edwin Merck, also of the C.A.P., were instantly killed about 4:35 p. m., Sunday when their plane crash ed and burned near Hoskins school, a short distance west of Charlotte. They were returning here from Rocky Mount, after attending a meeting of state pilots of the C. A. P. and were flying Col. Dawson's single-engine Fairchild PT-19, an Army surplus plane. Catches Fire Observers said the plane caught fire in the air and plummeted sharply to’ the ground, landing in a wooded area near the baseball diamond at the rear of the school. The plane was destroyed by fire and the charred bodies were identi fied by rings and other personal belongings. Col. Dawson was active in the Masonic order being president of the Loyal Masonic Fellowship club, master of Temple Lodge No. 676 and a thirty-second degree Mason. Along The Cape Fear LONELY HEARTS—Anything to to help a friend. That’s one of the many slogans of Along The Cape Fear. And in order to help this par ticular friend, we must step out of character and play the role of c-upid. A plaintive missive from a Ma rine at Camp Lejeune seeks aid in locating a “very nice girl with whom I used to go to school in Racine, Wisconsin.” At first glance that sounded like a big order, but always willing to try to be of service, Along The Cape Fear took this request under advisement. We are happy to say that we have obtained results. The young lady, not a Marine but the object of the search, is a member of an orchestra sche duled to appear here in the Port City on November 15 and 16. Needless to say, Wilmington can look forward to a visit by an in terested Marine on November 15. And the chances are that he will return to the city on the six teenth. POTATO PIE—Mr. Wooodie Hew itt, an employe of the Wilmington post office, brought a home-grown New Yorkers Welcome Bevin Of Britain IN TRADITIONAL STYLE, ABOUT 100,000 NEW YORKERS turn out to officially greet Britain’s Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin. Here Bevin (arrow) waves at the crowds as his auto leads a twelve-car motorcade procession through New York’s Lower Broadway. In the city to attend the Foreign Minister’s Conference, Bevin urged international “patience and tolerance,” in responding to New York’s welcome. (International) RULING AWAITED ON JURY SERVICE — No Immediate Changes Are Seen In Juror System -Under New Law New Hanover county women may be eligible for jury duty today, but the chances are small that a wom an will sit in the traditionally mas culine jury box of Superior Court until early next spring. And, in any case, if the county’s customary system for picking jur ors prevails, less than ten per cent of its female population will ever sit in judgment here despite passage of constitutional amend ment making women eligible. Addison Hewlett, Sr., chairman of the county board of commission ers, which supervises the selection of jurors, is apparently awaiting a ruling by State ' Attorney-General Harry MacMullan on the scope and See JURY On Page Two O’Connor Elected BALTIMORE, Nov. 10. -(/Pi Complete returns from the entire state showed Sunday Governor Herbert R. O’Conor, Democrat, had been elected to the U. S. Senate from Maryland by a majority of 2,206 votes. Complete official figures for Baltimore city gave Governor O’ Conor 102,043 votes to 89,277 for his Republican opponent, D. John Markey. The state total was 237,166 for O’ Conor and 234,960 for Markey. Thus the two-term Maryland chief executive’s Baltimore city majori ty of 12,766 proved sufficient to gain him the Senate seat despite his loss of the counties to Markey by 10,560 votes. ^ sweet potato by the office for us to see that made our mouths wa ter. Mr. Hewitt, who lives at 2212 Gibson avenue here in th6 Port City, has a hobby of gardening. That hobby should be paying him large dividends if the specimen he brought to the Star-News of fice is typical. A fourteen pound sweet potato, large enough to make sweet po tato pies for a week, was grown by Mr. Hewitt right here in the city. Taking out our trusted tape mea sure, kept here in the office for just such emergencies, we took down these vital statistics on the particular Solanum tuberosum. It is nine inchs in height and 30 inches in circumference. Should Mr. Hewitt ever give up city gardening and go into real rural agricultural production, chances are he would soon be pro ducing more than a fair share of the Old North state’s annual sweet potato crop. THAT NUMBER—After locating the girl musician from Racine, See CAPE FEAR on Page Two The Weather f FORECAST South Carolina and North Carolina: Mtstly cloudy and showers Monday. Showers in east portion Monday night. Cooler Monday and Mnday night. Fair and mild Tuesday. (Eastern Standard Time) (By U. S. Weather Bureau) ^ ^Meteorological data for th« 24 hours ending 7:30 p. m. yesterday. TEMPERATURES 1:30 a. m. 57; 7:30 a. m. 55; 1:30 p. m. 73; 7:30 p. m. 66; Maximum 72; Mini mum 53; Mean 60; Normal 58. HUMIDITY 1:30 a. m. 85; 7:30 a. m. 89; 1:30 p. m. 64; 7:30 p. m. 87. PRECIPITATION Total for 24 hours ending 7:30 p. m.— 0 inches. Total since the first of the month— 2.32 inches. TIDES FOR TODAY (From the Tide Tables published by U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey). * High Low Wilmington _11:23 a. m. 5:47 a. m. 11:42 p. m. 6:40 p. m. Masonboro Inlet 9:01 a. m. 2:40 a. m. 9:23 p. m. 3 :24 p. m. Sunrise 6:41; Sunset 5:11; Moonrise 7:25; Moonset 9:2i a. SNOWNOW COVERS MID-WEST STATES Seasonable Weather With Some Rain Looms For Atlantic Coast Today By The Associated Press Snow covered a large strip of the northern section of the country Sunday with cold and clearing weather scheduled for the storm area. The week long Colorado snow storm ended Sunday after claiming 13 lives and causing many highway blockades. Another storm section working in from the Southwest brought 4 to 8 inches of snow over Nebraska, and at Sioux Falls, S. D., 11 inches were reported. A considerable section of South ern Minnesota was snow covered Sunday and Northern Wisconsin was blanketed. The Chicago Weath er bureau said the storm was work ing out to the Northeast and that some rain would fall in New York and the New England states Mon day. See SNOW on Page Two DECONTROL ORDER BOON TO MINERS Washington Observers See Lewis’ Hand Strengthen ed By Price Ban Lift By The Associated Press End of government control o the soft coal mines and pay boost: for John L. Lewis’ AFL Unitec Mine workers were seen Sunday night as possible results of liftinj the lid on prices. President Truman’s decontro order, Washington sources familia: with the situation said, coulc strengthen Lewis’ argument tha his 400,000 miners need more pay to meet rising living costs. Private mine owners could ente: the negotiations, which Lewis union has carried on exclusively with the government, knowing they could hike coal prices to meet pay boosts, the sources said. The mine: have been under government con trol since the owners and Lewi; failed to agree on a contract dur ing last May’s strike. Another factor highlight inf Lewis’ scheduled meeting with Sec retary of Interior Krug Monday i: that in the event of a strike, coa! prices could soar in the absence o: ceilings. Lewis, who has notified the gov ernment the miners’ contract ex See DECONTROL On Page Two Bank Stands Stampede CHICAGO, Nov. 10. —(JP)— The First National Bank of suburbar Maywood survived a “stampede” by 1,250 young citizens and endec up the day with 250 pieces oi bubble gum in reserve, Presidenl Louis E. Nelson reported Sunday. It was the payoff promised by Nelson, Cook county treasurer elect as a result of last Tuesday’: election. He promised one Maywooc youngster that after he was electee he’d give a piece of bubble gurr “to every kid in Maywood.” When the business day was ovei Nelson heaved a sigh of relief. 1 hadn’t realized that bubble gurr was almost impossible to get,” he said. GOING SISSY— Army Raises Hair Cutting Time Full Three Minute FORT BELVOIR, Va., Nov. 10. —(JF)— Look for 150 per cent im provement in Army haircuts, girls. It used to take two minutes to cut a rookie’s hair at this post. A survey Sunday showed the Army now squanders an entire five min utes on every recruit's noggin. Pvt. Jack Dlugash of Brooklyn is the scientist who discovered this tonsorial truth. “Three months ago, when I came here, they put me in a bar ber’s chair,” Dlugash related. “ ‘A collegiate crew cut, please,’ I said. Two minutes later I climb ed out, and looked in the mirror. But recently Llugash noticed ar improvement in Army haircuts. Sc he hunted up Sol Rothenberg, man ager of one of the local shops. Sol said, yes. comparatively speaking the Army now uses lov ing care in its hair-hacking. “We have increased the time from two to five minutes,” saic Rothenberg, with obvious pride. "In the old days hair went fly ing in every direction, and some of the lads were on the verge o: tears. But that went out with the war. See ARMY On Page Two Gandhi Warns Followers Of Danger Ahead Leader Says Continued At tacks May Prolong Dawn Of Independence PILGRIMS “KNIFED” Newspaper Reports Declare 300 Die In Religious Clash At County Fair NEW DELHI, Nov. 10.— (fP) — Mohandas K. Gandhi warned Hindus Sunday that unless attacks on small num bers of Moslems in Bihar prov ince were ended, the violence might “postpone India’s day of independence.” The Hindu leader was tour ing the riot-torn province of -East Bengal, some 900 miles south of here, while in the New Delhi area itself, newspapers said up wards of 30f| persons were killed in new Hindu-Moslem rivalries. Moslems were reported slaught ered at a fair in Garhmukteshwar, where Hindu pilgrims bathe in the Ganges. Hindus in turn were killed in attacks on a train and bullock cart caravan from the Ganges town. An Associated Press reporter who toured the area of the clashes was able to confirm only 15 actual f deaths but a police official told i him “we probably will not know for several days how many really were killed.” ; The 15 confirmed deaths were those persons drowned in a canal at Dasna where a severe clash oc • curred between Moslems and Hin« I du pilgrims aboard a train Satur ; day. About 1,000 armed Hindus were at the Dasna station and they excitedly asserted that “thousands • were killed Saturday.” Newspaper reports told of 200 See GANDHI On Page Two ROLAND TO FILE WAA APPLICATION Liaison Man Aids County In Obtaining Buildings For College v A. W. Honeycutt, the State Board of Education’s liaison representa tive with the War Assets admini stration, will assist New Hanover county in its effort to secure the Army hospital, at Eluethenthal Field as the site for a junior col lege, H. M. Roland, county school superintendent, said last night. Honeycutt and Roland are ex pected to present the county Board of Education’s application to ec quire the hospital as war surplus before the WAA regional office in Charlotte in the near future, Roland reported. The county school superintendent spent last week-end reparing the Board of Education's formal appli See APPLICATION On Page Two And So To Bed “Mister, can I have that little fish lying there,” said a nine or ten - year - old youngster to an angler yesterday on one of Wrlghtsvllle Beach’s fishing piers. The child was pointing to a small member of the finy tribe. So small in fact that it had not been done the compliment of being placed in the basket with the remainder of the fisher man’s catch. “Sure you can,” was the ready response of the sports man, who added “but that one’s too small to be any good.” “Well, if you’d come np to the cottage and watch my cat eat him, you wouldn’t think that fish wasn’t any good,” re plied the child. Then picking up the over-sized minnow, he headed home with Tabby’e sup per.