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FORECAST gerred By Leased Wire*
- of the
Wilmington and vicinity—Mostly cloudy . ..
and slightly warmer today, scattered light .
showers tonight and colder; Wednesday ASSOCIATED PRESS
partly cloudy and colder. With Complete Coverage of
, ——--—- -- State and National New*
VOL80.—NO. 55.---„ ■ ' ESTABLISHED 186$
Soviet Paper
Urges Spirit
Of Goodwill
Moscow Magazine New
Times Pleads For Pati
ence, Self-Sacrifice
Foreign Observers See Edi
torial As New Trend In
Russian Policy
MOSCOW, Dec. 16.— (UP)
—The political magazine New
Times pleaded Monday for in
ternational good will, patience
and self-sacrifice.
Foreign observers saw in
its editorial a major state
ment of Soviet foreign policy.
New Times praised the
spirit of compromise at the
Paris peace conference, the
United Nations General as
sembly and the council of Big
Four foreign ministers.
Lasting peace, it added, can be
realized only by the cooperation
of all powers.
The unsigned editorial took up
one-third of the Semi-monthly
magazine. Foreign observers
called it the most impor
tant pronouncement in apy Soviet
publication in months.
Under the Russian system it is
usual for official policy to be made
known through such publications
as New Times, Izvestia, the govern
ment newspaper, or Pravda, the
Communist party newspaper.
(It was noted that the editorial
(Continued on Page 2, Col.. 2)
All Offers Require Final
Approval By City
City Attorney William B. Camp
bell yesterday held a public auc
tion at the courthouse on three
items from the old Marine hospital
and when the sale was concluded
bids on all three stood substantially
higher than they had at the first
public offering last month.
R. J. Yopp was high bidder on
the Marine hospital’s small mess
hall with a $550 offer. Highest prev
ious bid was $475.
The Ideal Plumbing company of
fered $410 for a lot of 30 large
radiators, which had drawn prev
ious bids of $3.50 apiece.
H. M. Hardis bid $210 for 15
smaller radiators, previously bid
at $2.50 apiece.
Bids on all three items will re
main open for ten days, Camp
bell said, before the sales go to
the City Council for approval.
t-ity Manager J. R. Benson said
last night that the city will retain
Possession of at least two barracks
and the large mess hall of the old
Present plans call for the mess
to be broken up and set up
aSam as a city garage warehouse,
he said.
The city still has left from its
lurchase of the hospital a number
small buildings and its heating
•vstem as well as 100 radiators and
rmy-installed lighting fixtures,
Jenson reported.
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Railroads Seeking
Increase In Fares
Atlantic Coast Line, Seaboard, Southern
Petition For Hearing Of Request To
Boost Intrastate Rates
RALEIGH, Dec. 16 — UP) —
Railroads having intrastate
North Carolina operations.
Monday filed a request with
the State Utilities commission
for a_ hearing on a request for
permission to increase intra
state railroad passenger fares
from 1.65 cents per miles to
2.2 cents per mile.
Whether the commission will
hear the request for an intra
state passenger increase will
be decided within the next few
days, Stanley Winbourne, chair
man of the Utilities commis
sion, said Monday.
In their request for a hear
ing, the ^railroads stated that
they can prove the necessity
for an increase. The railroads
are seeking an increase that
originally was granted by the
Interstate Commerce commis
sion in 1944.
However, the State commis
sion fought the ICC order for
an increase, carried its case
to the U. S. Supreme court,
and won a favorable decision.
The intrastate passenger fares
then reverted from 2.2 cents
per mile to 1,65 cents.
The State Utilities commis
sion then ordered the Atlantic
Coast Line roairoad, the Sea
board Air Line railroad and the
Southern railroad to refund a
sum of $551,196 paid in over
charges by intrastate Tar Heel
passengers during a period of
litigation, August 1, 1944 to July
25, 1945.
State Attorney General Harry
McMullan has ruled that the
State Utilities commission has
the authority to order the re
funds. Copies of McMullan’s
Opinion have been furnished the
railroads, but nothing has been
heard from them yet, Win
bourne said.
Many Of Nation’s Leading
Senatorial Figures At
tend Raleigh Services
RALEIGH, Dec. 16—(fP)—Simple,
dignified last rites were held here
Monday for the late U. S. Senator
Josiah William Bailey, 73, who died
at his home here Sunday.
The state’s Senior Senator suc
cumbed to a cerebral hemorrhage.
He had been in failing health for
the past eight months, but recently,
members of his family said, the
Senator had shown improvement.
The hemorrhage occurred Saturday
night at 6, and he lapsed into un
consciousness from which he did
not rally.
With many of the nation’s Sena
torial figures and *tate political
leaders present, services were held
from the First Baptist church here.
Dr. Broadus E. Jones, pastor of the
church, officiated. The church was
almost full.
Some time before the scheduled
hour of 3:30 P. M.»for the services,
Governor Cherry and Mrs. Cherry
entered the church, and were ush
ered to the second pew from the
front on the left, opposite reserved
pews for the family and the official
Congressional party.
A moment later Chief Justice
Walter P. Stacy and members of
the State Supreme court quietly
took their seats on the right of
the family.
Family Enters Church
The funeral party entered the
chuych promptly at 3:30. His
widow, Mrs. Edith W. Pou Bailey,
was accompanied by her oldest
son, James W. Pou Bailey, a local
attorney. They were followed by
other members of the immediate
family and the Congressional group
which flew here Monday from
Washington in the airplane of Brig.
Gen. Kenneth C. Royall of Golds
boro, assistant secretary of war.
In the Senatorial party were
(Continued on Page 2, Col. 5)
Truman Bags Turkey
' WASHINGTON, Dec. 16—<U.R)—
President Truman bagged his own
Christmas turkey Monday right
in the White House.
The bird was a 42-pound- Texas
Tom, one of the two gift turkeys
sent to the President by the Na
tional Turkey federation and the
poultry Egg National board.
When Mr. Truman opened the
crate for a look at his Christmas
dinner, the Tom flapped out and
made a bolt.
The President, who has had
some Missouri farm training,
threw a quick • wing-lock on the
turkey and wrestled it back into
its crate.
HONOLULU, Dec. 16—W—
Clouds of oily black smoke roll
ed over Pearl Harbor Navy
yard Monday as fire swept two
oil - soaked floating drydocks
and threatened adjoining docks.
All firefighting equipment and
personnel available were rush
ed to the scene.
There were no reports of cas
Tugs towed ships and nearby
drydocks into midstream to
prevent spread of the fire.
Rear Adm. Louis Dreller as
sumed direction of the fire
fighting, and for a time with
drew men from the danger area
for fear fuel lines at the pier
might explode.
The fire had spread to oil
lines under the pier, and flames
were shooting up from leaks.
There wag ' Jigger that '
the fire might Spread by tra
versing oil slicks.
Last Minute Message Says
Special ACL Train Due
At 4:15 P. M.
A telegram saying that he will
arrive in Wilmington about 15 min
utes behind schedule was received
from Santa Claus late last night by
J. E. L. Wade, chairman of the
Christmas committee.
Saint Nick attributed the expect
ed delay to bad train connections
in northern cities but said that as
far as he knew now he would ar
rive here around 4:15 this after
noon instead of at 4 o’clock as
originally scheduled.
Santa Claus also requested that
Wade notify everyone in-Wilming
ton, especially children, that he
would expect them to be on hand
to greet him upon his arrival. Fail
ure to attend the welcome and
parade, he wired, might possibly
result in his forgetting certain
names around Christmas.
In an effort to provide a gala
special visitor and guest, Wade
welcome for the benefit of the
announced following the receipt of
the wire that everything was in
readiness for the parade, which
will follow soon after the arrival
of the special Atlantic Coast Line
train bearing Saint Nick and a
load of gifts.
The parade will move along Front
street to Market, to Third and then
to the postoffice via Chestnut
street. £ speech by Santa Cla.us is
scheduled at the end of the parade
and then he will personally greet
at many of the children of Wil
mington as possible.
British Ambassador Says
Criticism Good For Both
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 — W —
Lord Inverchapel, British Ambas
sador, said Monday that it is heal
thy thtt the press of Britain and
America sometimes criticize each
other’s country, but asked: “Could
we not make our criticism in a
more friendly fashion?”
In addressing the Women’s Na
tional Press club, the British Am
bassador said that on occasion the
Press of England and Amenca.
seem to see indications of “bad
faith” in the actions of the other s
With more understanding some
of the differences could be worked
out, he said as he urged:
"Please don’t alwavs assume that
the other fellow is double crossing
you Maybe ne isn’t. Assume the
other fellow is acting in good .faith
until you see that he isn’t.”
The Ambassador was asked if he
would give a specific instance of
what he considered unfriendly crit
icism, and he replied “the approach
to the British loan.” The reasons
for it were not fully understood or
appreciated, he said.
He added that sometimes he “got
a little unhappy” over the Ameri
can press reaction to Palestine,
but stressed he was speaking more
generally and that his general rec
omendation was that the “approach
should be kindly and then if we
catch each other off base, then to
Baruch Plans
To Call Vote
On Atom Plan
Bulgaria, Albania, Yugo
slavia Unite Against
Royalist Regime
Tsaldaris Urges Press Be
Allowed To Penetrate
Balkan Countries
. INiU W xUKK, Dec. 16.—(JP)
— The United Nations spot
light shifted Monday night
to the Greek question in the
Security council and to re
newed consideration of the
United States atomic control
plan now that the 54-nation
assembly has completed its
tasks for the year.
Convinced of the “impera
tive necessity for speed,”
Bernard M. Baruch will, call
Tuesday for a vote in the U. N.
Atomic Energy commission on the
American atomic control plan, au
thoritative sources said.
The essentials of the United
States plan, embodied in resolu
tions already presented by Baruch,
envision a strong: international sys
tem "'wtetof atomic ’ energy
established and define^ by treaty.
None of the atomic controls and
punishments for violations would
be subject to the Security council
veto, and the atomic bomb would
be outlawed.
Andrei A. Gromyko, the Soviet
delegate, rejected the U. S. plan
last July and suggested instead a
(Continued on Page Eight; Col. 4)
Fire Safety Recommenda
tions Meeting Quick Re
sponse By Owners
The City Fire Department will
proceed earefully but with firm dis
patch to enforce the recommenda
tions arising out of its city-wide
fire safety survey of public build
ings, Fire Chief J. Ludie Groom de
clared yesterday.
Speaking of one local hotel which
has still announced no plans for
implementing the department’s
safety recommendations although
some were filed six months ago,
Chief Croom warned that “we have
to move ahead”.
“We don’t like to condemn any
building, but we will if we have to”,
.he said.
“I am glad to say that, so far,
(Continued on Page 2, Col. 3)
Along The Cape Fear
HELP NEEDED We now find
ourselves in a very similar posi
tion to the time when we bravely
announced that if Mrs., So-and-so
were not the champion grand
mother of the Cape Fear area we
would eat our typewriter. You
might recall that one good reader
in a neighboring county took us
at our word and immediately in
formed us that his grandmother
had a much better claim to the
Our dentist is still slowly but
surely extracting miscellaneous
parts of our former trusty Wood
stock typewriter from our assorted
molars and incisors.
Well, last week we hailed the
good fortune we had in the loan
of a group of pictures made avail
able to Along The Cape Fear by
Mrs. Charles Schnibben of 317 Dock
We went overboard in our joy
over the extensive collection of
photographs of the Howard Relief
Fire Engine Company No. 1 and
sai(j that armed with this valuable
material we were sure that we
could identify each and every
early fire fighter in the Port City.
• ♦ *
SUCH LUCK — Yesterday after
noon we drew at random one qf
the pictures from the fourteen
loaned to us by Mrs. Schnibben
and gave it to our engraver for
preparation for use in today’s
issue of The Star. You will find
the photograph on Page 12.
Lo and behold to our dismay we
discovered that age had taken its
toll of the paper mounting of the
photograph and all of the names
are no longer to be read.
But we consider ourselves for
tunate in that of the six 'gentlemen
shown, four can be identified.
If you’ll glance at the picture
you will see standing left to right
Henry Haar, Henry Duls and
Charles Schnibben. The gentle
man seated at the left in the photo
graph is- William Bloome.
That clears up the matter pretty
well except we still have two more
of the early members of the How
ard fire fighting group to be iden
By picking four out of six we
rate a .666 batting average (due
solely to Mrs. Schnibben who was
kind enough to write the names
on the back of the old print).
You can ask James E. L. Wade,
(Contained on Page 2, Col. 4)
One Killed, Two Injured In Crash Near Here
Ray Jennettr Batson, 20-year-old Pender county youth, was killed late Saturday night when he
was thrown from, the car pictured above. The automobile struck the Alligator creek bridge. M. L.
Walton and Fred Brown were injured in the crash, according to investigating officers. (STAFF PHOTO)
New Hanover Delegation
Still Non-Commital On
Pespite yesterday’s tentative ap
proval' of plans for a cSSlbined1
New Hanover county domestic re
lations and juvenile court bv the
county board, both Alton A. Len
non and R. M. Kermon, the coun
ty’s state legislators-elect, remain
ed non-committal last night on
whether they will introduce into
the General Assembly next Jan
uary the enabling act which local
government agencies need before
they can set up the court.
Senator-elect Lennoji indicated
that the county board’s request was
still not definite enough for his
satisfaction, while Representative
elect Kermon declared that he will
await City Council action before
formally committing himself.
Both representatives have de
clared that they will insist on as'
surance that city and county
agencies actually plan to set up
the court before agreeing to intro
duce the requisite enabling act.
In the meanwhile, leaders of the
Community Council, chief sponsor
of the court project, said that they
will go before the City Council to
morrow morning in an effort to win
that body’s support for their plan.
Pass Motion
Yesterday the county board pass
ed a motion requesting Lennon and
Kermon to introduce the legisla
tion the legislation allowing the
county to have the court.
The board, however, refused to
give formal approval to the court
plan on the grounds that two of its
five members were absent yester
day. Dr. James M. Hall and.Harry
R. Gardner did not attend.
Rabbi Samuel A. Friedman, the
(Continued on Page 2, Col. 4)
The Weather
South Carolina—Mostly cloudy Tuesday
with scattered light showers; colder
Tuesday night. Wednesday, fair and cold
North Carolina — Mostly cloudy and
slightly warmer Tuesday, except colder
with scattered light showers extreme
north portion in afternoon; scattered light
showers and colder Tuesday night. Wed
nesday, partly cloudy and colder.
(Eastern Standard Time)
(By U. S. Weather Bureau)
Meterological data for the?4 24 'hours7
ending 7:30 p.m. yesterday.
1:30 a.m. 50; 7:30 a.m. 45; 1:30 p.m. 62;
7:30 p.m. 57.
Maximum 62; Minimum 44; Mean 53;
Normal 49.
1:30 a.m. 76. 7:30 a.m. 70; 1:30 p m. *0;
7:30 p.m. 85. ,
Total for 24 hours ending 7:30 p.m.
0.00 inches.
Total since the first of the month 0.29
Tides For Today
(From the Tide Tables published by
U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey).
„ High Low
Wilmington-4:59 a.m. -a.m.
5:18 p.m. 12:05 p.m.
Masonboro Inlet _.3:13 a.m. 9:19a.m.
3:26 p.m. 9:41 p.m.
Sunrise 7:12; Sunset 5:05; Moonrise 1:44
a.m.; Moonset 1:43 p.m.
River stage at Fayetteville, N. C. at
8 a.m. Monday 10.8 feet.
Star - News Commentator
To Direct March Of
Dimes Program
Ben McDonald, Star-News radio
commentator has been appointed
publicity chairman of the January
March-of-Dimes campaign, Wil
liam K. Rhodes, its general chair,
man, announced last night.
The campaign, slated for the
last two weeks of January, will
seek to raise $8,200' in New Han
over county for support of the
National Infantile Paralysis Foun
Rhodes said last night that he
expected to announce the names
of other drive leaders in the near
future. W. F. Farmer, commander
of the Carolina Beach post of the
American Legion, has already
been appointed chairman of that
resort’s March-of-Dimes commit
Sixty Per Cent Increase In
Grammar Grades
'The New Hanover County school
system can expect to experience
a 60 per cent rise in enrollment of
white pupils within the next three
years, on the basis of the existing
birth rate, H. M. Roland, super
intendent oi schools, predicted here
yesterday afternoon.
“At the present time, there are
8,500 white pupils in • the school
system,” Roland pointed out.
“Nearly half of these are in the
first three grades.”
“Within three years there will
be 10,000 students in the first six
school grades at the present rate
of growth”, he declared. "The
overall school population may be
over 15,000 if the present popula
tion remains stable.”
Thehe are over 800 pupils in the
third grades here. At the end of
nine years, New -Hanover High
school can therefore be expected
to have a senior class of at least
600 students by 1956. There were
360 in the NHHS senior class last
Ronald was non-committal about
any plans for expanding its plant
the Board of Education might have
in face of the expected torrent of
new students.
Needs Piano Too
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 — (£) —
Representative-elect Glen Johnson
(D.v Okla.) reached Washington
looking for a place to live and a
piano—to replace his wife's, which
he said he sold to raise campaign
He has found an apartment but
he does not know just when he
will get the piano.
“When I was making my cam
paign,” he explained, "I needed
money to make the race. So I
started selling some of my personal
property to get the funds, finally
I sold my wife’s piano. I promised
her that if I came to Congress I
would replace the piano. Now I’ve
got to do it.”
3,000 Lepers In U.S. May
Not Be Getting Treatment
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16—(vP)—
The United States Public Health
service quoted medical specialists
Monday as estimating that there
might be 2,000 or 3,000 lepers in
the United States who are not re
ceiving treatment.
The Health service disclosed
this estimate in connection with
an announcement that its advisory
committee on leprosy will .meet
here Tuesday to plan a program
for eradication of the disease in
this country.
“Although Hansen’s disease
(leprosy) in thjs country is found
principally in the Gulf Coast sta*es
where it appearg to be endemic,
it is a public health problem of
continuing importance,” the Health
service said in a statement.
The statement said the leprolog
ists said that those not receiving
treatment either do not realize the
nature of their disease or they ‘‘re
coil from the stigma attached to
the name of the disease.”
It added that, contrary to popular
belief, leprosy is only slightly
communicable, much less so than
tuberculosis, and is usually con
tracted only after a long period
of intimate association. Frequent
ly, however, the agency said in
dividual cases appear in untouched
families and in regions where the
disease is unusual. Children are
susceptible, it said. I
Court Grants
Union Leader
Wide Leeway
Decision Of Justices En
ables Miners To Seek
Refuge Of Norris Act
Restrictions On Coal De
liveries To Remain, OTC
Directive States 3
(fP) — John L. Lewis won a
double victory Monday in pre
liminary rounds of his legal
battles with the government
and the coal mine operators.
1. The Supreme court
granted his petition to broad
en the arguments on his ap
peal from the contempt of
court conviction against him
self and the United Mine
workers. This enables him to
seek the refuge of the Norris-La
Guardia anti-injunction act in the
arguments to be heard Jan. 14.
2. The U. S. Circuit Court oi
appeals upheld., the recognition
granted to Lewii’^urilon of mine
foremen in the existing contract
between the . government and the
United Mine workers. The circuit
court rejected a challenge inter
posed by the Jonei and Laughlin
Steel corp.
(Continued on Page Eight; Col. 5)
Government Representa
tive Coming To City For
Project Sale
A. R. Hanson, of Atlanta, region
al real estate director of the Feder
ral Public Housing administration,
is awaiting final instructions
from Washington officials of his
agency before coming to Wilming
ton to open negotiations with lead
ers of Veterans Homes, Inc., for
sale of Lake Forest’s 584 masonry
units, he told Ken R .Noble, VHI’s
president last night.
Hanson is not expected to make
known the FPHA’s asking price
for the development before his
arrival here, Noble 6aid. VHI
has 60 days in which to complete
the purchase after it receives the
FPHA’s asking price.
The FPHA representatives had
planned to arrive here early this
week, but the need to clarify new
Washington orders has delayed
him, he reported to Noble.
No hitch in VHI’s purchase of
Lake Forest is implied in the de
lay, Hanson told Noble.
And So To Bed
Where is the highest Christ- 1
mas Star in the City?
Last night, it wag reported
that a two-foot lighted Star had
been placed atop the flag pole
of the Brigade Boys’ club at
Second and Church street.
The building is three stories
high and the flag pole stands
12 feet.
The Star is lighted every
night and sends its beanig down
upon the street below.

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