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this afternoon and ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ III I I I I I I I / I \ I ■ mad the ——- uuuuuuiu VIIUUIU ViCli srs88 .— State and National New* VOLSO—NO_76... WILMINGTON, N. C., SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1947 — ESTABLISHED 1867 I_ __ " ' ----—-—' ■ -- . _—» Nations Vote Trieste Free Port Status United Nations Security Council Approves Big Four Agreement TO PROTECT AREA Australia Abstains From Voting In Final Test; Majority 10 To 0 LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., jan. 10_(UP)—The United Nations Security council Fri day night approved the big Four aggreement to set up a free territory of Trieste, and promised to protect it against aggression. The council voted 10 to 0 for the plan, with Australia refusing to vote. The action— clinching one of the major territor ial changes to result from World War II—came exactly one year af;er the first meeting of the Un ited Nations General assembly. Under the agreement, the Italian chv of Trieste will become an in dependent territory under pro tection of the UN Security council. The council will appoint a governor, and in general guide the territory’s cestiny. The settlement compromised Italy's desire to keep the city, and Yugoslavia's demand to annex it. Most of the population of the city itself is Italian, but the surround ing area is predominantly Slavic. In Peace Treaty The plan was worked out during weeks of conferences by the for eign ministers of the United States, Great Britain, Russia and France. It will be incorporated in the Ital ian peace treaty to be signed early next month. N. J. 0. Makin of Australia ab itained from voting because his gove-nmetft did not feel the Sec urity council had authority to ac cept responsibility for running Tri (Cordnued On Page Z, Col. 4) FIRE HERE STRIKES TEMPORARY PLANT Firemen Bring Downtown Blaze Quickly Under Control The temporary quarters of the Garver Manufacturing company, located on the fourth floor of the Maffit building at Princess and Water streets, were damaged in a spectacular fire late yesterday afternoon. The blaze, which burned through the fifth story floor of the build ing. started in a fourth floor closet, city fire department officials dis closed. It was quickly brought under control. The movement of the firetrucks through the center of town tem porarily brought all traffic to a standstill but the normal flow of traffic was resumed shortly there after, Fire Chief J. Luddie Croom, was ln Charleston at the time the ACL station burned there, but did not sec the blaze until after the build 'ng had been leveled, he said upon his return here. He declined to comment on the damage to the Maffit building but j attribute the cause of the blaze to carelessness. HABBONE’S meditations By Alley l --- Pahson don' Holler *Z kOUD er threat'i £z much el he use' r° W'EN HE WUZ. A 1oun4 PREACHUH \ B M •* t, St'K I4*' it* V,C 1 Gets U.N. Post former High Commissioner to the Philippines, Francis B. Sayre (above), 81, has been nominated by President Truman as American representative to the United Na tions Trusteeship Council. The Council will meet at Lake Success, N. Y., in March. (International) CITIES RECEIVE AIRPORT FUNDS — Federal Government Will Aid Communities In Arear To Expand Three Southeastern North Caro lina airports, located at Clinton, Elizabethtown and Fayetteville, have been allocated federal funds through the Civil Aeronautics as sociation for great development, it was learned here last night. The Clinton airport, listed as Class 2, will receive $60,000 from the Federal government. The com munity must add an additional $60,000 to this amount, making the total cost of the completed project $120,000. According to reports, $30,000 is to be used for the pur chase of the land and $89,200 for other items, which includes clean ing the land, grubbing', grading, drainage, turfing, fencing and the construction of two landing strips each 500 by 3,000 feet. Mayor J. C. Morisey, of Clinton, told The Star last night that an application had been filed several months ago with the CAA. He stated that a bond issue will be sought by Sampson county to fi nance the $60,000 to match the federal grant. He said a definate site has not been selected for the location of the field and expected that the work would get underway this spring. Benjamin J. Greene, chairman of the Bladen county airport commit tee, said last night that Elizabeth town has not selected a site for their field. The first site proposed was disapproved by CAA officials, he pointed out. Efforts are now underway to locate a suitable site, he said last night. The Bladen county airport to be built at Elizabethtown was granted $50,000 by the authority, with a like amount to be raised by the airport committee. $15,120 was proposed for the cost of the land and $84,880 for other items. Two landing strips, 500 feet by 3,000 feet each was specified. The Fayetteville airport, listed as Class 3 will receive $108,000 from the federal government which, with $113,000 from its sponsor, will give it a total of $211,000 for develop (Continued On Page 2, Col. 4) $2,000,000 Fire __ OTTAWA, J-n. 10—UP)—A United States Army hangar at the RCAF’s airport at Goose Bay, Nfld., has been destroyed in a fire with a pos sible loss of $2,000,000, according to reports received here Thursday. Scant information on the fire was available, but it was stated the hangar was one of a number of installations operated at Goose Bay by a small detachment of United States Army Air forces men. The U. S. Embassy here said it had received no reports on the fire, and .any information on it would have to come from Washing ton. ___ ‘Barney’Baruch Bows Out Of “Political Picture ” WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. —(U.R)— Bernard M. Baruch, super-adviser to six U. S. Presidents, said Fri day that he was bowing out of public life and henceforth would “sit by and let time pass me — I’m not going to pass time.” The tall, white-haired 76-year-old elder statesman, who likes to held court on a park bench, called on President Truman Friday wtu*« en route by plane from his George town, S. C. estate to New York. After his visit he was asked why he recently resigned as the U. S. representative on the United Na tions Atomic Energy commission. “Well,” he said, “I had come to the end of my furrow, now I’m go ing to sit by and let time pass me. I’m not going to pass time.” Baruch, who ran the nation’s pro duction machinery in World War I, has been called in by every Presi dent since the late Woodrow Wilson to advise on affairs of state. He sat out the early days of World War II but was then called in to make a report on the nation’s rubber supply. Later, he and his assistant, John Hancock, prepared the famed Baruch report on man power and reconversion. TRUMAN HANDS CONGRESS NO-TAX-SLASH, BA/&NCED BUDGET FOR 1948 FISCAL YEAR; ;Wernor suffers defea t by salary vote Lower House Ups Grant To N. C. Teachers Chamber In Revolt, Tacks On Amendment To Ad ministration Bill ADDS MOPERCENT Measure Now Goes To Sen ate For Concurrence: Fight Expected RALEIGH, Jan. 10—(>P)— The State House of represent atives, deeply concerned over the effect rising costs of liv ing have had on school teach ers and other state employes, voted Friday to grant emer gency salary increases of from 25 to 30 per cent. The House action came aft er the Senate had met in a brief session Friday morning and passed an administration-sponsored bill calling for a 20 per cent emer gency salary increase for the pe riod from January 1, to the end of the current fiscial year. The lower chamber, which had been expected to follow the Senate’s lead, revolted and tacked on an amendment introduced by Rep. Oscar Barker of Durham, and re turned the measure to the Senate for concurrence in the amendment. Adoption of the amendment, which followed about two and one half hours of spirited debate, was a clear-cut defeat for Governor Cherry and his administration sup porters. (Continued On Page 2, Col. 4) GREEK SHIPS GET PORT CLEARANCE Attorney For Vessels An nounces Settlement Of Pending Suits The libel action brought against the S. S. Anastassios-Pateras, Greek-owned vessel, by Broadfoot Iron Works company for $11,288.75, and like action against the S. S. Kalliope for $3,432.13 were* with drawn yesterday following settle ment for both ships, Issac Wright, attorney for Broadfoot, said last night. The S. S. Anastassios-Pateras has already sailed, Wright said, and the S. S. Kalliopi has been moved to the Clyde Line Wharf from the Wil mington Terminal warehouse in order that further repairs may be made. Wright refused to disclose the amount paid in settlement for the suits against the two ships. The' ships were seized by the U. S. Marshal following libel action brought by William G. Broadfoot against Constantinos Pateras. own er of the Greek ships, for failure to pay the $11,228.75 charge for wharfage,- repairs, and materials, as the vessel was being transferred from the troop carrier to a cargo ship. The second libel was lodged for repairs and materials to the Kalliopi. The Kalliopi was formerly the Robert Dale Owen, and was built in Wilmington and launched from the North Carolina Shipbuilding company May 21, 1943. To Direct March Of Dimes Drive Here Seen above is a group of the leaders in the forthcoming March of Dimes Campaign who attended the final organizational meeting yesterday afternoon in the American Legion home. Seated (left to right) are Mrs. Elizabeth Emory, chairman of the girls division; Mrs. Thomas J. Gause, chairman of the women’s division; and Mrs. Martha Bennett, chairman of the schools division. Standing (left to right) are other division chairmen: James E. L. Wade, H. Winfield Smith, J. R. Benson, the Rev. Michael J. O’Keefe, Addison Hewlett, Sr., and W. K. Rhodes. Jr., general chairman. (PHOTO BY CAROLINA CAMERA) FOOD PRICES NOW ON WAY DOWN Nation-Wide Survey Indi cates Drop On All Items Except Coffee CHICAGO, Jan. 10.— (IP) — The American housewife’s soaring food budget finally has started down. For the first time since war ex ploded over Europe in 1939, more retail food prices are being mark ed down than up, a coast to coast spot survey of representative cities showed Friday. Butter, which broke sharply on the Chicago wholesale market and registered declines on the New York, San Francisco and Los An geles markets, was among the list of major food items falling in price. The Atlantic and Pacific Tea company announced butter prices would be slashed five cents a pound in its Chicago and Detroit area stores and 3 cents in New York Saturday. Most other cities report ed a steady decline in butter prices since December peaks. Coffee Soaring Food wholesalers in Chicago said the only major commodity still showing an upward price trend was coffee. Price reductions already have been made at the retail level in numerous cities on lard, fresh and canned meats, canned citrus fruit juices and dried peaches and dried apples, they added. Virtually all food industry sourc es* said flatly that ‘the day of sharp increases in food prices is over.” Many predicted numerous other declines would be in evidence when the summer pack of canned goods comes on the market. Along The Cape Fear LITTLE RED SCHOOL — A kind reader called to remind us that al though We had had much to say about the school system here fifty years ago, still we had overlooked one important fact. - . What did the school here look like? Well never be it said that we were not willing to oblige, so here we. go: The Union school building on Ann Street was a model building in every respect. All of the rooms were well light: ed and had ventitlation on four sides. The rooms boasted 120 square feet of blackboard surface and were furnished with the “very best’’ single seats. The building contained eight rooms measuring 24 by 36 feet and an assembly hall that dwafted the regular class rooms. This particu lar room was 56 by 80 feet. FIRE PRECAUTION — The build ing was double weather-boarded and also had double floors. There were only two recitation rooms upstairs and as the lower floor had five exits there was noth ing to fear in case of fire. So much for the building. Now as to what went on inside. Well the course of study was that which was required by the state law. And the law contemplated giv ing each child a careful drill in the ordinary English branches. Pupils who completed the course were expected to be able to read thoughtfully and with expression, to write good English and plain hand, to perform accurately and rapidly any ordinary business ope ration in arithmetic, and to be rea sonably familiar with United States and North Carolina history and common school geography. * * * , TEACHERS MEETING — The. staff of the school met twice each month, one newspaper account pointed out. During these sessions the teach ers in the Port City studied the latest and the best methods. These sessions were productive of much good to the pupils and teachers, alike, the report explained. “Several of our teachers are re garded as experts and are in de mand for work at summer institu tions,” a newspaper published here in the 1880’s states. (Continued On Page 2, Col. 3) Final Plans Drawn For March Of Dimes The Weather FORECAST North Carolina — Mostly cloudy, scat tered light rains Saturday afternoon and night and in east portion Sunday; little change in temperature. (By U. S. Weather Bureau) Meteorological data for the 24 hours ending 7:30 p.m. yesterday. Temperatures 1:30 a.m. 39; 7:30 a m. 33; 1:30 p.m. 44; 7 :30 p.m. 43. Maximum 59; Minimum 32; Mean 45; Normal 46. Humidity 1:30 a.m. 50; 7:30 a.m. 58; 1:30 p.m. 26; 7:30 p.m. 73. Frecipitation Total for 24 hours ending 7:30 p.m. — 0.00 inches. Total since the first of the month — 1:03 inches. Tides For Today (From the Tide Tables published by U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey) High Low Wilmington -12:52 a.m. 7:56 a.m. 1:23 p.m. 8 :31 p.m. Masonboro Inlet _ 11:15 a.m. 4:51 a.m. 11:48 p m. 5:27 p.m. Sunirse 7:18; Sunset 5:22; Moonrise 10:34 p.m.; Moonset 11:18 a.m. River stage at Fayetteville, N. C. at 8 a.m. Friday, (no report) feet. Shipyard Parley A meeting of the North Carolina congressional delegation for the purpose of discussing efforts of the North Carolina State Ports au thority to purchase the local ship yards from the Maritime commis sion has been scheduled for Janu ary 16, the Wilmington Star’s Wash ington Bureau reported yesterday. Senator Clyde R. Hoey agreed to call the conference as a means to ward effecting the purchase of the yard for conversion into state port terminals, industrial sites* and a ship repair installation. Organization Meeting Held Yesterday At Ameri can Legion Home The final organizational meeting for the purpose of a detailed check over of all assignments of the full New Hanover county committee for the March of Dimes campaign, which starts next Wednesday, was held yesterday in the American Legion Home with W. K. Rhodes, Jr., county chairman, presiding. Rhodes pointed out that while the quota set for New Hanover county was $8200 he felt sure that its citi zens, realizing the desperate need for money to replenish the fund which has been reduced during the epidemic of last year, would re spond generously and over-sub scribe the quota. In developing the committee movements, Rhodes assigned the over-all direction of the Women’s division to Mrs. Thomas J. Gause who will also contact all the Wom en’s clubs throughout the county. Mrs. Elizabeth Emory, chairman of the girls’ division; Russell H. Caudill, heading the boys division, and Father Michael J. O’Keefe, chairman St. Mary’s church divis ion, were assigned the duties of coordinating the younger peoples’ efforts, particularly on tag * day and at the theaters. The three man committee is to work togeth er in developing such activities. Mrs. Martha Bennett will be in complete charge of all schools dur ing the drive, Rhodes said. Assist ed by the school children, she will direct the detailed plan which will take in all the county schools. Addison Hewlett, Sr., chairman of the board of county commission ers, and J. R. Benson, city man (Continued On Page 2, Col. 6) CPA Permits A permit allowing construction in the amount of $35,000 was issued to Swift and Company, Wilmington, yesterday, according to an official of the Greensboro branch office of the Civilian production adminis tration. Other applications for the erec tion of buildings receiving approv al included the Carolina Motors, Whiteville, $30,000 and the Bladen county board of Education, Tar Heel, $30,000. APPLIANCE GROUP ELECTS OFFICERS Robert Dannenbaum Will Head Newly-Organ ized Association Robert Dannenbaum, manager of the Thrift-T-Stores, was selected as president of the Wilmington Elec trical Appliance Dealers associa tion at a meeting held in the Wood row Wilson hut yesterday after noon for the purpose of electing the first permanent slate of officials. Other officers chosen were George D. Conant, Tide Water Pow er company, vice-president, and Gardner D. Greer, MacMillan and Cameron, secretary-treasurer. The chief decision reached at the meeting was that the officers, together with four other members to be appointed by the president, should draw up a constitution as a guide for the work of the group. Phases of the proposed constitu tion figuring in the discussion are slated' to be included when the committee presents the first draft of the by-laws on a date not yet set. Day In Congress SENATE Bills padded: SB11—Barber of Chatham, to pro vide for a 20-per cent pay increase for teachers and state employees. HB1—McClung of Graham, joint resolution memorializing late U. S. Senator Josiah William Bailey, setting aside Sunday, January 12, as a day of mourning, and express ing confidence in newly-chosen Senator William B. Umstead. HOUSE New Bills: HB16—Whitfield of Pender, set ting the fees of the coroner of Pen der County, Committee on salaries and fees. HBl7—Barker of Durham, and others, to change the name of the North Carolina College for Negroes to the North Carolina college, of Education. Bills Passed: SB11—Barber of Chatham, pro viding emergency salary increases for all state employes. Amended and returned to the Senate for con currence. ‘Book Of Knowledge ’ Will Run Serially In The Star Readers of the Star will have access daily to one of the world’s greatest storehouses of informa tion, The Book Of Knowledge, be ginning on Monday. Unlocked from its encyclopaedic bindings, the book which has achieved eminence in its all-em bracing field of education, will be presented in a new and different series for newspaper readers. No mere collection of dates and tables, The Book Of Knowledge presents the newest advances in I science, the change in govern ments, the plans for future peace, new industries and new .careers, new developments in art, music, and education.'All the articles are by experts in their fields, are written clearly, interestingly, ab sorbingly, and are so rich with information as to provide a wealth of cultural knowledge for every business and professional man, every student, every parent. (Continued On Page 2, Col. 5) Republicans Hurl Charges Of Trickery President Declares War On GOP Tax Reduction Advocates WOULD REDUCE DEBT Chief Executive Says He Can Bring Government ! Out Of Red Soon f! WASHINGTON, Jan. 10— (UP) _ President Truman Friday handed Congress a no tax-reduction, balanced bud get for the 1948 fiscal year, and was challenged immedi ately by charges of waste and trickery from a Republican majority bent on slashing taxes and government spend ing. In a forthright budget mesage that added up to a declara tion of war against the GOP tax cutters, the President said he can bring the government out of the red in fiscal 1948 for the first time since 1930 — if the tax rates are not reduced. His budget called for expendi tures of $37,500,000,000 and revenues of more than $37,700,000,000. enabl ing a slight reduction in the $259,* 000,000,000 national deht. (Continued on Page S, Col. 1) FORMER WORKERS BEING CONTACTED Bureau Mailing Letters To Former Civilian De fense Members In connection with the drive of the volunteer Bureau of the Social Service League, which begins on Monday morning, 500 letters are being sent out to people over the community whose names were giv en to the League as those who did volunteer work during the war for civilian defense. The League is sponsoring the drive in answer to a city-wide need for volunteer workers in the 12 “Red Feather” agencies operat ing here. It is hoped that all who are willing to give part of their time to any of these agencies, will register with the Bureau in room 414, Tide Water Building, from the hours of 10 until 5 o'clock, Monday through Friday. Members of the Social Service League stated that the need for vol unteers in these agencies, while perhaps not as great as during the war, is still pressing. Persons now engaged in volunteer work are asked to register also, so that further demand will be made of their time, it was stated. The purpose of organizing such a Bureau is to place volunteers in the work in which they are most interested and to give them an opportunity to discover and de velop their own special aptitude*. To prevent duplication of ser vices, to keep the same few will ing volunteers from being over worked, to channel volunteer ser vice into the agencies where they are most needed, and to tie up all agencies and volunteer work were listed as advantages to be derived from the board. And So To Bed WANTED: One home for a cute puppy. One cold rainy night a white short-haired puppy was found in the yard of Mrs. Vernon G. Slater at 225 Williams Street. That was several weeks ago and today the puppy is just “ripe” for adoption by some lucky boy or girl. With two dogs of her own, Mrs. Slater says space will not permit keeping the stray puppy much longer. So if you wnat a cute puppy, white except for black ears, then contact Mrs. Slater.