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Wilmington and vicinity—Partly cloudy with little change in temperature today; • t Saturday slightly warmer. VOL. 80.—NO. 75.___WILMINGTON, N. C., FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 1947 • ESTABLISHED 1867 US. Will Collect Jap Reparations State, War Department Officials Declare Removal Of Plants To Start Even Without Agreement By Russia WASHINGTON, Jan. 9.— (#>)— c,a,e and War department offi cials said Thursday night the United States is determined to start collection of reparations from Japan immediately, even without full agreement on terrns with Russia and other war-time allies. Tames K. Penfield, deputy director of the State depart ment's office of Far Eastern affairs, said an urgent direc tive to General MacArthur is under consideration to start removals soon of Japanese in dustrial plants and equipment Assistant Secretary Howard C Peterson of the War depart ment advised that General MacArthur and the Japanese ^ should be told as soon, as pos sible what levels at industry Japan will be permitted to keep “so tijat the Japanese can work out their economic recovery on arealistic basis and , cease to be a charge on the American budget.” The two officials, discussing U. S. policy in Japan on a radio broadcast (NBC), said the plan is to advise the Far Eastern commission of the action tak en but not to wait formal ap proval. Occupation forces in Japan currently number 124,000 Amer icans and 40,000 British com monwealth troops, Petersen said, I COLLEGE PLANS TALKED AT MEET f Inter-Civic Club Session Discuss Means To Speed Project I A meeting of the presidents and education chairman of local civic clubs and school offiiels was ailed last night by the education com mittee of the Junior Chamber of Commerce to further discussion for the proposed Jurftor college in New Hanover county. The puipose of 1he meeting was to combine the efforts of all the groups interested in the project, rather than each continuing to work independently according to Wallace West, who acted as chair man of the meeting last. Those present last night held a broad discussion on what Wil mington had to offer a junior col lege and what such an institution would mean to the city. No definite decisions were made, but plans for another such meeting to be held in the near future were made. At that time some defi nite plan of action will be decided upon. Th—e present at the meeting last night were the Rev. Walter _ B. Freed, Kiwanis club; William Mansfield. Lions club; Jesse Sell ers. president, Wallace West, chair man education committee, and Bob Howard, education committee; of the Junior Chamber of Com (Continued On Page 3, Col. 5) PUBLIC TO VIEW PATROL VESSEL Reserve Unit’s Ship To Be Moved To Customhouse Dock _ The USS Patrol Craft 776, the ship assigned to the local organ ized division of the Naval Reserve for training purposes, will be moved to the Customs House Dock from the shipyard this afternoon, according to Lieut. Commander John H. Wilson, commanding of ficer. A group of guests, by special invitation, will be given an oppor tunity of making an inspection of the ship on Saturday afternoon from 2 until 4 o’clock. On Sunday afternoon the ship "'ill be open to the general public from 1 until 5 o’clock. HAMBONE’S meditations By Alley Ef'N I 5HETS MArtl MOUP' MUCH EZ D£ oil 'OMAN TELL ME, Use 6Wlri£ PLUM' HOW V TALK \\ ■ (KNeaBed by The Bell Syn* dlcate, Inc.) Trade Mark * AIR FORCES SCHOOL WILL BE OPENED TO ENLISTED PERSONNEL _k_ WASHINGTON, J-an. 9.—OT— The sign on the Army Air forces’ cadet pilot training school reopening at Randolph Field, Tex., this spring will say “For Enlisted Men Only.’’ Gen. Carl Spaatz, AAF chief, said in a statement Thursday that candidates for the school would be drawn solely from the ranks of regular Army Air forces enlisted personnel. “The army has long looked forward,” he said, “to a day when-it could regard every en listed man as a potential com missioned officer, x x x while we are now limiting the field to enlisted men of the army air forces, the next step will be to expand the list of eligibles to include every enlisted man in the regular army.” SERVICE BUREAU TO AID AGENCIES Campaign To Get Under way Monday To List Volunteer Workers A plan devised to form a cen tral clearing house and manpower reservoir for all the “Red Feath er” agencies operating in the com munity has resulted in the for mation of The Volunteer Service Bureau. A drive to enlist the registration of volunteer workers begins Mon day. Volunteers are asked to register with the bureau in room 414, Tide Water Building, between th e hours of 10 and 5 o’clock, Monday through Friday. It has been pointed out that a personal' interview is necessary so that the Bureau may ascertain all pertinent information for placing the volunteer in the work she or he most desires and for which she is best suited. If any person wish ing to- register as a volunteer worker finds it impossible to be at the office at that time, a member of the Social Service League will call at the home for a personal interveiw. The Bureau has been set up by the Social Service League, at the request of the Community Coun cil. As has been stated, no experi ence is necessary for many types of the volunteer work. However, a training course will be held for those interested in group activi ties. Those interested will be given the opportunity of attending the Volunteer Leader Institute, a training course for group work leaders, which will be conducted each Monday night from 8 to 10 o’clock, January 20th to March 3rd. Mrs. William B. Sisson, chair man of the Social Service League, will be .interviewed in a question and answer program over a local radio station by Miss Eleanor (Continued On Page 3, Col. 2) UNITED ST A TES STANDS FIRM FOR A TOMIC CONTR0 AS BASIS OF ARMS REDUCTION; 25 ' limEALARM BOXES EXPECTED SOON / Shipment Due In City Last Part Of Month City Manager Benson An nounces Company Will Forward Balance Soon ENDS LONG BATTLE Receipt Of Initial Unit Of 111-Box Order To Aid Newly Annexed Areas Wilmington’s 15 - month long effort to secure fire boxes for newly annexed areas neared a successful con clusion late yesterday after noon with the announcement by City Manager J. R. Benson that a shipment of 25 units out of 111 ordered will ar rive the last of January, with the final boxes scheduled for delivery in March. Coincident with the release of the announcement that the units were finally on their way, Benson revealed that one-half of the wiring for the installation of the boxes had been completed and that work on the remainder is un derway. Upon arrival of the first shipment of 25, he said, installa tion will begin at once. At the same time he made public the fact that a Horni box was put into operation in the city’s alarm system late in November, and that City Electrican David Sand lin, Jr., had subjected it to close ly-guarded tests, and that it had been found to function perfectly. Benson’s announcement of the (Continued On Page 3, Col. 2) VETS COMMITTEE NAMED IN DRIVE March Of Dimes Campaign Leaders To Meet At 5 O’CIock The initial meeting of the full committee appointed to stage the March of Dimes campaign is scheduled to be held this afternoon at 5 o'clock at the American Legion Home, corner 3rd and Dock streets, in order to draft last minute de tails, W. K. Rhodes, Jr., chair man, said yesterday. Rhodes also announced the ap pointment of four committeemen who will coordinate the veterans' activities during the drive, begin ning next Wednesday. They are W. K. Stewart, Jr., commander, American Legion Post No. 10; Ray Galloway, state vice commander and executive sec retary of Post No. 10; E. C. Snead, assistant collector of the customs board of Wilmington and command, er of the Jarines A. Manley Post of the VFW; and S. C. Zatkiewicz, business manager of the VFW. The coordination of the efforts of the personnel of the Atlantic Coast Line during the New Hanover drive, will be handled through the office of Robert Scott, director of insurance and safety, ACL, and who is aiso coordinator for the en tire ACL railway for the drive against infantile paralysis, Rhodes said. Today And Tomorrow By WALTER LIPPMANN • MARSHALL Mr. Truman must feel great per sonal satisfaction in his selection of George Marshall. He has been able to confide his heaviest respon sibility to the man who is by char acter and experience uniquely qualified to meet it. We are in the transition from a global war to a global peace, and in this period the knowledge of how the global, war was conducted is indispensable. For the problems of the peace are the direct conse quences of the way the war was conducted. The making of peace is an operation which stems di rectly from the war' itself, and if the threads connecting the strat egy of the war with the planning of the peace are broken, the busi ness of pacifying the world and of making peace becomes an unin telligible and unmanageable col lection of bits and pieces. * * * General Marshall was the man who, above and beyond all others in this country and abroad, main tained the conception of a global strategy in a world - wide war. Upon him there beat all the pres sures of the governments in the coalition, of the theater comman ders, of the several services. Only a very great man could have suc (Continued on Page 8, Col. 3) I City Manager Benson Welcomes Clinton Goodwill Group • ---——— -i City Manager J. R. Benson is shown greeting a group of Clinton city officials and businessmen as they arrived at Bluethenthal air port yesterday on a goodwill tour of Southeastern North Carolina. Left to right: J. R. Best, M. O. Register, Mayor J. C. Morisey, J. R. Benson, Henry Vann, Brnce Carlton, R. E. Williams and Clarence Fis her. The group from Clinton was met by a large delegation of city aad county officials. (PHOTO BY CAROLINA CAMERA) I I ' — SUMMER PROGRAM DRAWN BY SENCBA Improvement Of Roads In Area Discussed By Group At Meeting Discussion centering abuot plans for the coming resort season, coupled with efforts on the part of association members to promote a better road system for this area were the chief points of business at a meeting for the Southeastern North Carolina Beach association in the Woodrow Wilson hut last night. During last night’s meeting the directors adopted a tentative bud get for the year of $33,600. This fig ure includes $15,000 for the second annual Fishing Rodeo, a printed folder to promote the rodeo, and a general tourist folder, it was stat ed. Included in the summer-plan dis cussion was the employment of a full-time secretary for the body as well as a budget for the com ing season. Plans for the raising of funds to finance the annual fish ing rodeo and other highlights of the summer season were included in the budget as drawn up by the budget committee. The call for better roads for Southeastern North Carolina was sounded by John H. Farrell, city industrial agent, who outlined a program for concerted effort on the part of all communities in the sec tion. Farrell’s proposal that rep resentatives of every town and community in the area cooperate in bringing pressure to bear on of ficials of the State Highway com (Continued On Page 3, Col. 7) •t Clinton Group Visits City On Goodwill Tour -, -- The Weather FORECAST South and North Carolina — Partly cloudy, little change in temperature Fri day, slightly warmer Saturday. (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. 51; 7:30 a.m. 48; 1:30 p.m. 54; 7:30 p.m. 45. Maximum 55; Minimum 47; Mean 51; Normal 47. Humidity 1:30 a.m. 66; 7:30 a.m. 65; 1:30 p.m. 40; 7:30 p.m. 57. Precipitation Total for 24 hours ending 7:30 p.m. — 0.00 inches. Total since the first of the month — 1:03 inches. imeg for loday (From the Tide Tables published by U. S. Coast and Geoedtic Survey) High Ldw Wilmington _12:01 a.m. 7:03 a.nil 12:34 p.m. 7:41 p.m. MasGnboro Inlet _ 10:25 a m. 3:58 a.m. 10:54 p.m. 4:38 p.m. Sunrise 7:18: Sunset 5:21; Moonrise 9:29 p.m. Moonset 10:48 a.m. River stage at Fayetteville, N. C. at 8 a.m. Thursday, 13.3 feet. Clark Renamed Wilmington Star Washington Burean WASHINGTON, Jan. Repre sentative J. Bayard Clark of Fay etteville, was reelected by the House Thursday as one of four Democrats remaining on the Rules committee. Representative Robert L. Dough ton of Laurel Springs was reelected to the Ways and Means commit tee, which he headed under demo cratic control of the House. Along The Cape Fear BUILDING PROGRAM — Plans for the rebuilding of the section of the Acme company’s plant at Acme which was recently damaged by fire brings to mind the fact that the firm is one of the oldest such organizations in the Old North State. As one former newspapers scribe said: “Probably no industry has been started in the South since'the was (War Between the States) and none of the almost illimitable resources of this section of the country have been developed which have had such an important effect upon the prosperity of the people as the vari ous purposes to which the common long-leafed pine straw have been ftiund useful and profitable, and the various products of that article which have been manufactured and put upon the market by the Acme Manufacturing Company, of this city.” • * * « WAY BACK WHEN—Before the 1880’s turned into the 1890’s, the works of the Acme Manufacturing Company were located at Cronly, on the Carolina Central Railroad, seventeen miles from Wilmington, but they were owned, controlled and operated by gentlemen of the Port City. The first officers of the company were President W. Latimer, Treas urer H. G. Latimer, General Man ager Henry Savage, General Agents Cronly and Morris. One contemporary newspaper man pointed out that “these gentle men retained their positions ever since. (1889) * * * GROUND BROKEN—The ground was first broken for the works on December 15, 1882, although the company was not incorporated un til April 1883. The operations of the company were three-fold, all of which were of value to the Cape Fear area and two of which were an advance into a hitherto untrodden field of ex periment, which proved of great benefit not only here but to the “entire civilized world.” As an article in the local press of 1889 pointed out: “The Acme brand of fertilizers, which is one of the industries of the establishment, has an establish ed reputation for excellence, and has a ready sale fully equal to the (Continued On Page 3, Col. 5) 7 City And County Officials Greet Visitors At Air Port Here A group of business men and city officials of Clinton, making a goodwill tour of Southeastern North Carolina landed at the Bluethen thal airport yesterday afternoon at 3:40 o’clock and were met by a delegation of local city and county officials and members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. The sleek silver painted Beech craft twin-engined airplane owned by Henry Vann of Clinton and piloted by Bruce Carlton, a former Army B-17 pilot, landed on the runways of the airport after com pleting the journey from Little Washington in less than an hour. The Clinton party was composed of Mayor J. C. Morisey, City Councilmen M. 0. Register, R. E. Williams, J. R. Best and Henry Vann, a former state senator, and Clarence Fisher, Clinton business man. They were met at the airport by City Manager J. R. Benson, Councilmen J. E. L. Wade and Garland Currin. County Commis sioner Harry Gardner, City Indus trial Agent John H. Farrell, Air port Manager Jesse Parker, Jesse Sellars, president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Hal Love and Billy Atkinson, members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, and a representative of the Morn ing Star were also on hand to meet the visitors. Mayor Morisey said the group left Clinton early yesterday morn ing for the trip. The party was the guests of W. R. Robinson, owner of radio station WRRZ at Little Washington, for a seafood dinner. Robinson is contemplating the building of a radio station in Clinton, the Mayor said. After official greetings were ex (Continued On Page 3, Col. 2) GOVERNOR URGES “CONSERVATISM” Cherry Fails To Mention Liquor, Game Divorce In Message To Assembly RALEIGH, Jan. 9—(fP)—Governor Cherry sounded Thursday a call for conservatism in handling the state’s biggest surplus in history; suggested that there be no major change in the state’s tax struc ture; and recommended that an additional $10,000,000 be added to the $20,000,000 already earmarked for the post-war reserve fund. Just before the governor began his biennial message on the state of North Carolina and the condi tion of its agencies and institutions, both the ..Senate and the House re ceived bills providing for 20 per cent pay increases for teachers and state employes. Continuing the last pace set Dy presiding officers, the joint ap propriations committee passed the pay increase bill and voted to re port it favorably Friday. The raise would be effective January 1, 1947. Both the Senate and House re ceived bills to lower the voting age to 18, following a pattern set by several other states. (Continued On Page 3, Col. G) Lives In Jeopardy WASHINGTON, Jan 9— UP)—1The plaintive yowls of a cat held up a 114-car Florida freight train for 25 minutes at Potomac yards Thursday as the homeless tabby eluded pursuit in an electric engine carrying 11,000 volts. Risking all nine lives at once, the cat zig - zagged among high tension power lines and successful ly dodged a two-man posse of yard men assigned to capture ti. Finally, another engine was coupled to the train and it pulled out, leaving the cat-caught engine behind. But tabby won her point1 Train men said they would give her a home in a bunk house. _ Printers Rally To Aid Of Ben Franklin’s Kin NEW YORK, Jan. 9.—m—Frank lin Bache .Huntington, 71, great great-great-grandson of Benjamin Franklin, lay ill Thursday in a dreary, cluttered apartment pon dering his grand-sire’s precepts. Huntington, whose ancestors made American history, needs funds for a season in the sun of Florida to recoup his health, phy sicians say. When a friend described his need. Printing News, a weekly devoted the to graphic arts, launched a fund-raising campaign to aid the descendent of America's most re nowned early printer — Benjamin Franklin. I Charles C. Green, tr^surer of the International Benjanin Frank lin society, was named treasurer of the fund and Thursday reported that $500 h|s been contributed. The plan was launched, friends said, after Huntington, a lieutenant commander in the Naval reserve, was denied admission to the Brook ly Naval hospital—designed incid entally, by his grandfather, Fear Admiral Benjamin Franklin Bache, directed at various times by two uncles and the place where his mother was born. A friend said he was not admit ted because he was a “volunteer” officer. Gromyko Hits At Americans Over Delays Charges Delegates Adopt* ing Take-It-Or-Leave-lt Attitude full-scaleIdebate Johnson Denies Charges By Russians In Defending Baruch Program LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., Jan. 9.—(fP)—In the face of Russian charges that the Unit ed States was stalling on the whole question of arms reduc tion, the American delegation to the United Nations stood firm Thursday night on a de mand that control of atomic energy must come first. Effective internat i o n a 1 control of atomic energy is the key to the whole program and must come first,” Herschel V. Johnson, U. S. delegate, told the Security council emphatically at the outset of full-scale debate on the basic arm! proposal laid down in December by the General as sembly. Johnson took the ' floor after Soviet Delegate Andrei A. Gromy ko, recently named a deputy foreign minister, bluntly accused (Continued On Page S, Col. 6) SALARYBILLlAY GET OKAY TODAY Legislative Committee Moves Fast On Consid eration Of Teacher Pay RALEIGH, Jan. 9—(JP)—Follow ing Governor Cherry’s biennial message advocating increased pay to teachers and state employes immediately, the General assemb ly acted'swiftly Thursday to grant 20 per cent increases, effective January 1. A bill providing for the increases, estimated to cost $6,650,000 from the remaining six months of the biennium was introduced in the Senate and the House by chairman of respective Appropriations com mittees. The bill was studied at the first ioint meeting of the two committees Thursday afternoon, and after ap proximately nine minutes of dis cussion, a favorable report was vot ed. Rep. Arch T. Allen of Wake, chairman of the House Appropri ations committee, said that he would report the bill Friday, and asked that it be placed on the calendar for immediate passage. Under suspended rules, it is pos sible for the bill to be enacted into law Friday. Quick Action seen Both Allen and Senator Wade Barber of Pittsboro, Senate appro priations chairman, said that H w£s hoped that the bill could be passed in time so that the pay in (Contlnued On Page 3, Col. 5) And So To Bed Such is the age of speed. The day before yesterday a minor, but still very important, part of the new press being installed by the Star-News was discovered to be missing. A wire to the Goss firm in Chicago, builders of the new. 64-page press being installed here, broke the news to the manufacturers. The wheels of that great in dustry began to grind. Out came the needed part. Rushed by air express, the package was delivered in Wil mington yesterday afternoon before 24-hours had elapsed. Thus South Eastern North Carolinians are that much closer to seeing the new 64 page press go into production here.