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+ - * Served Bv Leased Wirjs orttutn s>tar ▼ With Complete Coverage of State and National News VOL^-NOSa._____ WILMINGTON, N. C., FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 1947 ” ESTABLISHED 1867 " " _ i —————— ----—■ — The Lady Had A Change Of Heart i. IIK ■ II I T -- ■ - ■ —, Eileen Edwards (left), pert 17-year-old English girl from Condon, and ex-GI Theodore Crabtree (right) a coal miner are all smiles at Superior, W. Va., after she announced her plans to marry Crabtree for whom she jilted Arnold Buesing of Waterloo, Neb. Bue'sing paid $250 for her passage to the United States and met her at the dock with a wedding ring. They went to his sister’s home in Yadkinviile, N. C., tn be married, but he said she disappeared three hours after they arrlved there. (AP Wirephoto). State Solons Debating Outlawing Of Fireworks Similar Bill Expected To Be Introduced In Senate At Raleigh RALEIGH, Jan. 30.—<A*>—Two highly controversial issues—liquor tsd fireworks—claimed chief at tention in the legislature today, while i proposed $11,000 appropria tion for grants-in-aid for construc tion and improvement of school buildings gained committee ap proval. Decision to work with a senate lommittee in an effort to solve the fireworks problem was reached by house judiciary one. Members leemed agreed that a similar bill ihould be reported to the floors »f the senate and the house. As the matter now stands, there are jeveral bills before the assembly. All who appeared before today’s hearing were uniform in their itands that dangerous, or explo live, pyrotechnics should be out lived from use in the state. The first liquor referendum bill t* hit the floor was introduced by Rep. Vanderlinden of Catawba, who would permit the City of Hick ♦ry to vote independently on the utablishment of alcoholic bev erage control stores within its limits. The measure was the first of iiveral expected to be introduced ti allow cities or towns to vote separately from their counties. Another is expected from Char letti. Under the Vanderlinden bill, a vote would be called by the Hickory aldermen or on petition of IS per cent of the registered voters. If the stores were ap proved, the Mayor and Aldermen would appoint a three - member ABC board composed of a chair man and two others. They would work under supervision of the state ABC board; and net profits would go into the city’s general fund. If the stores were disapproved in a subsequent election, they would be dosed within three months. Allocations from the school grants-in-aid fund, designed to help the so-called poorer Counties would be based on local property assessment per enroUed child. Of the total, $1,000,000 would be earmarked for school bus pur chases. Proponents of the measure said ttey believed the whole fund would »* an incentive to improve local unit school facilities, and not curb initiative. The bill was introduced by Reps Gunn of Caswell, Edwards of Greene and Tompkins of Jackson. A measure by Rep. Taylor of n*yne empowering the Governor *® *PPoint four special judges in ®e superior court—two from the •ast and two from the west—was approved by the senate committee *n courts and judicial districts, heir terms would extend from !™* of appointment to June 30, 1549. ^Continued on Page 3; Col. 3) RAMBONE’S MEDITATIONS By Alley W’Em PE BARfcuH ?AiP ME PAT fo' "BiTS Hfc Owe Mi So koMG . I Wux. mos’ 'SrtAMEp To Tek Akk ov IT ' — STARTING TODAY NEWS BROADCAST SET FOR 7:25 P. M. Starting today the Star-News broadcast, which has been pre sented at- 6:25 in the past, will be heard at 7:25, an hour later. The 8:15 a. m. and the 1:25 p. m. broadcast will continue at the sane hour as previous ly. So starting today you can hear your favorite roundup of local and Southeastern North Carolina news at 8:15 a. m., 1:25 and 7:25 a. m. The 7:25 p. m. broadcast is not scheduled for Saturdays. DRIVER ORDERED HELD BY CORONER Operator Of Truck In Fatal Accident Bound Over To Superior Court Randolph White, Negro of 1109 Market street, was bound over for grand jury action on a charge of hit and run driving resulting in death following a coroner’s inquest last night into the death of Robert Seigler Tuesday. Coroner Asa W. Allen set White’s bond at $1,000 following the jury’s action. B. J. Dillon, city police officer who investigated the truck-motor cycle accident at 11th and Princess street, testified that White was arrested after Wheeler Jones of the Jones Transfer and Storage company, identified White as the driver of the truck involved in the crash. White is alleged to have left the scene of the accident after the crash without stopping to render aid. Dillon said that he, together with other police officers, found no evi dence at first that the truck, which was found in a company driveway, had been involved in any accident. He testified that upon a second examination, however, red papint, corresponding to that on the motor cycle and blond hair, the same as Seigler’s were found on a rear wheel of the vehicle. White was then arrested, togeth er with Jones and Willie Pridgen, in connection with Seigler’s death. W. A. Stewart, of 174 Colonial drive, testified that he was driv ing approximately 50 or 60 feet behind the truck and saw the mo torcycle down the street, travel ing toward town. He said the driver of the truck made a left turn into 11th street and at about the same time heard a crash even though the motorcycle was not in view’ at the moment. When asked whether or not the truck driver gave a signal for a turn, Stewart replied that he did not see him do so. He said he called an ambulance as well as the police department and when he found time to look for the truck it had disappeared. Survey Underway A survey of the southern exten sion of Wrightsville beach for the purpose of aiding the residents of the resort town in checking erosion conditions was underway yesterday by the office of the dis trict engineer, it was revealed by an engineer spokesman. Even though the survey was being conducted by the engineer group, the possibility that the bar in Masonboro inlet might be dredg ed within the immediate future was dim, the spokesman said. The party is scheduled to make a report of the survey to a Wrights, ville Beach erosion committee and it was indicated that any work toward the stoppage of the bad erosion conditions would have to be done by this group. The area covered by the survey included the northern extension of Masonboro beach across from the southern extension of Wrights ville, it was learned. At Least 8 Die In Wake Of Tornado High Winds Rip Into Ala bama, Central Geargia Injuring Over 70 HANGAR LEVELED Town Of Bethel, 30 Miles From Montgomery, Suf- ^ fers Major Los* 3 .VA MONTGOMERY, —(/P)—At least e; dead, two d*’ more than '> of a torn a die into Alabama a. today. Hardest hit of t* ..ucc com munities in Alabarria which felt the lashing winds was Kent, about 30 miles northeast of the capital city of Montgomery. Four Negroes were reported killed there and two were missing. Three persons died at Bethel, some 75 miles southeast of Mont gomery, and 12 or 13 were report ed hurt. The winds skipped into Georgia and wrecked the main hangar and 25 barracks being converted into houses at the Herbert Smart air port near Macon, Ga. Eleven planes were demolished and 24 persons injured. Further to the south, several houses were blown down and three persons hurt near Tifton, Ga. Earlier, a tornado struck Hay wood and Crockett counties in west Tennessee, killing a farmer and injuring 12 other persons. Heavy rain and hail accompanied the winds. Power and telephone lines were disrupted. Montgomery itself, where 26 lives were lost in a tornado almost two years ago to the day, escap ed damage. The twister hit. just outside the city limits, near the army's Gunter Field, leaving 15 persons injured. Fourteen Negroes and two white persons were hospitalized at Tal lahasee, Ala., six miles from Kent, and two more victims were treat ed for minor injuries and discharg ed. An undertaker, Clinton Mann, said a three-year-old Negro child and two adults were dead. Miss Ruby Gorham, city clerk at Geoigiana, Ala., 12 miles east of the scene of the Bethel storm, said three bodies had been counted. Two of them were Negroes, she said, but she did not know about the other. The injured were taken iO a hospital at Greenville. ■At Kent, the death toll might be even higher, said the state high way patrol. A radio operator at patrol headquarters here said he heard that four persons had died, but-the report was not confirmed. Property Damage High Property damage was. extensive but no estimate of the loss was available. A score of homes and other farm buildings were leveled near Mont gomery. At Kent, ■ the Red- Cross listed 11 homes demolished and 37 others damaged. Bethel, a cross roads community, was virtually wiped out. Miss Gorham told 'the -Associated Press from her office in Georgiana that only one of the half dozen or so stores in Bethel were left stand ing. She reported - that storm vic tims were buried beneath unrooted trees and smashed houses. The storm presumably hit Bethel first then traveled northeastward to Montgomery and on to Kent. Red Cross disaster workers were mobilized for relief work in the stricken communities. TEACHER’S DEATH C ALLED ACCIDENT Divorcee Found Hurt Near West Virginia Home; Hit-Run Case — CHARLESTON, W. Va„ Jan. 30 —(A5)—City and state police investi gators described as “accidental’’ tonight the death of Elizabeth Satler after lie-detector tests clear ed of blame the last three persons known to have seen the school teacher alive. City. Det. L B. Warren said both he and state trooper R. G. Goen were of the opinion the 28-year-old daughter of state labor commiS1 sioner Charles Sattler was the vic tim of a hit-and-run accident. She was found dying early today on a deserted street corner near her' 'home. i Previously, police chief Harold B. Cornwell had said indications were she “was run oyer by an automobile and left unattended to die in the middle of the street. It is our opinion that this is a homicide.” Warren said two men and a woman were companions of Miss Sattler in an early morning auto mobile ride that preceded her death. He said he was told the school teacher and one of the men left the other couple a short distance from her home and that the man accompanied Miss Sattler to a point outside her house, where she declined to proceed any further and “disappeared.” • Miss Sattler was divorced eight months ago and allowed to re assume her maiden name-. Suspect Is Booked In Black Dahlia ’ Slaying The coatless man at left, who gave his nam e as Daniel S. Voorhees, is booked on suspicion ol murder at Los Angeles after he walked into polic e headquarters, according to Capt. Jack Donahoe, and said he wanted “to confess” to the mutilation slaying of Elizabeth Short, known as the “Black Dahlia.” The officers with the suspect were not i dentified. Miss Short’s mutilated body was found on a vacant lot in Los Angeles recently. (AP Wirephoto). RENT HIKE ORDER REMAINS RIDDLE Senate Banking Committee Primed To Quiz OTC Chieftian ' WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 — (£>) — Senators ran into a blank wall to day in an effort to solve Washing ton’s No. 1 mystery of the moment: Who was behind the 10 per cent rent increase order which Presi dent Truman killed at birth last night? Members of the Senate banking committee were primed to quiz James W. Follin, deputy adminis trator of the office of temporary controls (OTC, who was scheduled to appear before the committee today. But Follin, and other administra tion witnesses, postponed their appearances. No explanation was given. Senator Tobey (R-N.H.), chair man of the committee which open ed hearings on proposals to boost rent ceilings 15 per cent, leave them alone or end them entirely, called last night’s affair a “comedy of errors” drid added: “Somebody is embarrassed, to put it mildly. The explanation should be very interesting.” Other committee members, in cluding Sen. Capehart (R-Ind), in dicated they were curious, and it appeared that Follin would be questioned closely. The rent order apparently emanated from OTC, into which OPA has been absorbed. OPA alerted reporters to what was com ing, but it never came. Instead, White House press secretary told reporters Mr. Truman had approv ed no *10 per cent boost. Another high government official said privately that the President had killed the order as soon as it reached him, that appears “quite definite there will be no across the-board increase at this time.” Meanwhile a Senate small bus iness subcommittee recommended the abolition of rent control on new construction, while retaining ceil ings on existing homes with adjust ments where needed in individual cases. This report was presented by Senator Stewart (D-Tenn.), head of the complaints subcommittee, to Sen. Murray (D-Mont.), retiring chairman of the small business body. The Stewart subcommittee also urged, among other things: That the order limiting com mercial construction “be continu ed and rigorously enforced’’ until there is an assured supply of ma terials for both housing and non residential building; and That the government “concen trate its efforts to encourage pri vate capital’ to build big-scale housing projects. *j| In another housing sector, the CIO launched an'attack on Senator Taft (R-Ohio) for his failure to date to introduce long-range housing leg (Continued on Page 3; Col. 2) The Weather FORECAST North Carolina—Clear to partly cloudy and colder Friday and Friday night; lowest temperature freezing or sligntly lower in west and central portions Fri day night; Saturday increasing cloudi ness and slightly warmer. South Carolina—Fair and colder Fri day and Friday night; lowest tempera ture near freezing in northwest por tion Friday night; Saturday partly cloudy and slightly warmer. (Eastern Standard Time) (By U. S. Weather Bureau) Meteorological data for the 24 hours ending 7:30 p m. yesterday. Temperatures 1:20 a m. 64; 7:30 a.m. 63; 1:30 p.m. 71; 7:30 p.m. 67. Maximum 74; Minimum 60; Mean 67; Normal 47. Humidity 1:30 a.m. 91; 7:30 a.m. 86; 1:30 p.m. 70; 7:30 p.m. 67. Precipitation Total for 24 hours ending 7:30 p.m.— 0.05 inches. Total since the first of the month — 2.16 inches. Tides For Today (From the Tide Tables published by U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey). High Low Wilmington _ 4:44 a.m. 12:12 a.m. 5:03 p.m. - p.m. Masonboro Inlet 2:19 a.m. 8:54 a.m. 2:41 p.m. 9:09 p.m. Sunrise 7:10; Sunset 5:42; Moonrise 12:41 p.m.; Moonset 2:06 a.m. River stage at Fayetteville, N. C. at 8 a.m. Thursday, 13.2 feet. AIRPORT BOARD TO MEET TODAY Representative Clark’s Sec retary Expected To Re port On WAA Action A meeting of the Wilmington New Hanover Airport Authority has been scheduled for this morn ing at H o’clock with Marion Shuffler, secretary to U. S. Rep resentative J. Bayard Clark, slat ed to be in attendance, it was revealed last night. Expected to be the chief subject of discussion is the effect of tyie War Assets Administration order freezing equipment at Bluethen thal airport. The WAA action came on the heels of charges leveled at the WAA by Clark, who said that the organization has been guilty of removing maintenance and operational materials from the field. The WAA freezing order directed that no materials of any kind be removed from the airport, ac cording to Shuffler, who came to Wilmington yesterday in reference to the matter. Portions of the field are slated to be turned over to New Han over county but as yet documents effecting the change of control have not arrived even though their departure from Washington has been disclosed. No action concerning the air field equipment is expected to be taken until after the arrival of the papers transferring control of the | county, it was reported. Along The Cape Fear WELCOME LETTER — Yester day we received a letter from Mr. Charles W. Mclver of Kure Beach for which we are most grateful. Letters are always welcome but seldom does the same letter con tain kind words plus a valuable picture for which we have hunted high and low. Not so long ago Along The Cape Fear had a word or two to say about the Customhouse here. We had a good bit of data on the new Customhouse but the old Custom house remained elusive as far as pictures were concerned. Then along came Mr. Mclver’s letter with a fine photograph of the old Customhouse. * * ± HERE IT IS—“Enclosed you will find a picture of the old Custom house building, taken in 1918. “I have been a reader of your script, ‘Along The C,'e Fear,’ for quite a while and find it very interesting. “If this picture is of any interest to you, in your series, please feel free to use it. “This is one of my prize pictures of which others I have wouldn’t be suitable for photostatic prints.” Mr. Mclver pointed out. * * * FIRST SECOND—Not so long ago we suggested that some civic club sponsor an exhibit of all the valuable historical photographs to be found in the Port City and the surrounding area. Well, Mr. Mclver wins the honor of being the first person to second this proposal. “I think it would be nice if some civic club could sponsor a photo graphic exhibit, which would stim ulate a great deal of interest to the public, as in history of our Port City,” he writes. And then for a note on*the photo graph which he so kindly sent along, he added: “This picture has been in the family for quite a while and it will be most gratifying if there is any way you can use it.” Then Mr. Mclver points out that his family lived here in the Port City for more than a century be fore moving to the beach. Let us assure the kind reader that his picture will be published just as soon as possible as we (Continued on Page 3; Col. 4) POLICE PROBING i NEW DAHLIA CLUE New Case Parallels Recent Murder Of Elizabeth Short LOS ANGELES ,Jan. 30.—(U.R)— A casual bar pickup, a ride to lover’s lane, an outburst of violent passion—that may have been the pattern of events leading to the mutilation slaying of Elizabeth Short, 22, “the Black Dahlia,” police believed tonight. The sequence was reported to day by a pretty waitress, 35-year old Thelma Thompson, who said her assailant snarled at her: “I'll do you like I did the Black Dahlia.” The beaten and hysterical Miss Thompson said she was certain her attacker meant to take her life. She was saved only because a taxicab drove up and frightened him off. Officers were not convinced Miss Thompson’s assailant was the slayer of Miss Short but they saw in the case a parallel. With all known acquaintances of the dark-haired" beauty eliminated as suspects, police turned to the theory that a stranger to the girl was the killer. “The averages caught up with Beth Short,” Police psychiatrist Dr. Paul De River said. “She may have picked up one man too many.” That Miss Short was not averse to being picked up by strangers was known. Robert (Red) Man ley, the last person known to have been with her prior to her death, admitted picking her up on a street corner in San Diego. Manley brought her here from San Diego Jan. 9, leaving her at a hotel. He was exonerated after police 'questioning. “The man we want probably did not even know the girl’s name until after her death,” homicide Capt. Jack Donahoe told officers. “Check every attempted attack with a view that' it is linked to the Short case.” Officers who questioned Miss Thompson said she told of meet ing a good-looking, stocky man at a bar. They toured cafes and after the bars had closed went for a ride to an outlying section be tween Hollywood and Beverly Hills. They parked. It was then that a taxi driven by John Gableton, 25, halted across the street. As Gableton reached down in the car, as though to get a gun, Miss Thompson’s attacker shoved her from his car and drove off. Officers have not given up hope of receiving another note from 1,he slayer which will give them a more definite clue. Although nu merous postcards and letters have been received, officers are con vinced all are hoaxes but the first. It was the first communication that contained the contents of Miss Short’s pocketbook. RAILROADS PLAN TO FIGHT RULING Three Major Trunk Lines In State To Appear At Refund Hearing RALEIGH, Jan. 30.—(JP)—North Carolina’s three trunk line rail roads—Atlantic Coast Line, Sea board Air Line and Southern— will appear tomorow before the state utilities commission to show why they should not refund $551, 196 which the railroads collected in over-charged passenger' fares, either in escheats to the University of North Carolina or to the in dividual passengers who paid them. The commission, supported by an opinion of the state attorney general, holds that it has authority to order the refunds. The at torneys for the railroads contest this opinion. The railroads will have the right to appeal to Wake county superior court and from there to the state superior court if they find the rul ings objectionable. The commission contends that the railroads set higher fares for intra-state passenger travel be tween Aug. 1, 1944 to July 25, 1945 than was allowed by state rate regulation*. Carolina Officials Hear Need Of Ports / Legislators Told Neglect In Developing State Harbors Would Be Nothing Less Than “Shame And A Crime” RALEIGH, Jan. 30.—UP)—The state ports authority told state of ficials and legislators today that unless North Carolina starts spend ing money to develop its ports, particularly Wilmington, her industriea will fall far behind her sister southern states. Legislators were told that unless they appropriate money to im prove state ports now that they have an opportunity, “it will be nothing less than a shame and a crime.” T. Henry Wilson, ports authority member and Morganton furniture manufacturer, said North Carolina produces more bedroom and din ing room furniture than any other state in the union, and yet it has no port from which to export its products and import raw materi als for manufacture. He said the inustry, worth $150,000 000 a year, consumed annually 600,000, 000 feet of hardwood, most of which had to be imported. This hardwood, he said, must be brought to other southern ports and then shipped into North Car olina for furniture manufacture. “It would be good business on the part of this state to spend money to increase its port facili ties, rather than put its furniture industry in competition with other states,” Wilson declared. A. G. Meyers, Gastonia textile manufacturer and ports authority member, said , “North Carolina will not progress as it should un less it has proper port facilities.” He traced the creation of the au thority by the 1945 general assembly, and said the “state had diagnosed a case but failed to ap propriate any money for fhe cure.” Myers added that if the legis lature didn’t furnish funds to im prove ports, “North Carolina will pay—and pay for a long time.” Tobacco Cargoes J. Harry White, another mem ber, who is connected with the Winston-Salem tobacco industry, said “There is enough tobacco traffic in and out of North Car olina to justify a big port.” He said tobacco was now being ship ped out of Newport News and Nor folk, Va., when it could just as well be Wilmington. “We are the most progressive state in the south,” he added, “and it will be nothing less than a shame and a crime if we don’t improve our ports at once.” Former Governor J. Melville Broughton of Raleigh, counsel for the authority, said North Carolina is the only seaboard state in America without at least one “great” port. “As a result North Carolina has uffered,” he said. Broughton said the authority had no state appropriation and thus far it had operated solely on funds granted by the Fed eral works administration. He said federal funds were now ex hausted and it was now time for the state to take over. He traced efforts of the ports authority to obtain the Wilmington shipyards from the U. S. maritime commission. It was learned that the state had offered the commis sion $1,200,000 for the yards, and that offer was originally turned down. Special Delegation However, Broughton said a special delegation had gone to Washington and conferred with President Truman and other fed eral officials, and “it is hoped something satisfactory can be worked out at an early date.” He added that “this will be ihe be ginning of a great thing for in dustry.” Col. George W. Gillette of At lanta, Ga., division enginer of the Southeastern division of the U. S. Corps of Engineers, discussed South Atlantic ports. He said North Carolina had great possi bilities for port development at Wilmington and Morehead 'City, but added that thus far the state was lagging far behind other South Atlantic states. C. V. Davis of the Harris En gineering company, New York, which recently completed an en gineering planning study of North Carolina ports, said his studies showed that over a period of time, some 510,000 tons per year could be developed by a state terminal at Wilmington and about 185,000 tons through a state terminal at Morehead City. He said North Carolina ranked among the first dozen states in its manufacturing activity, but most of its commodities have *o be shipped through out-of-state ports because of lack of proper shipping facilities. The meeting was presided over by Chairman R. B. Page, Wil mington publisher. Other mem bers of the ports authority are H S. Gibbs of Morehead City; W. O Huske of Fayetteville; and S. B Frink of Southport. Prospects Brighten Morning Star Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, Jan. 30. — Prospects of linking Wilmingtoa and other southeastern cities with the Caribbean by air appeared somewhat brighter to congress men from that area late today after they had urged civil aero nautics board chairman James Landis to approve Colonial Air lines’ proposed route from New York southward along the Atlantic Seaboard. Representative L. Mendel Riv ers of Charleston led the delega tion which included several other congressmen from South Carolina and neighboring states. Repre sentatives Clark, Bonner and Barden of North Carolina are backing the proposed route, which would touch Elizabeth City, New Bern, and Wilmington. COMPLETE STUDY OF YARD PLEDGED Steelman T o Investigate Local Facilities For President Truman WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 — ifP) -- Presidential Assistant John R, Steelman today advised North Car olina congressmen he will com plete a thorough investigation into the status of the North Carolina Shipbuilding yard at Wilmington before reporting to President Tru man. Senators Hoey tD-N.C.), and Umstead (D-N.C.), and Rep. Clark (D-N. C.l, conferred with Steelman “to present the full background and importance to Wil mington and the entire state of North Carolina in obtaining these yards for the state,” Umstead told a reporter. He added, “Dr. Steelman indicat ed a real interest.” Last week Tar Heel congress men met with members of the state port’s authority, then took their case to the White House. R. B. Page, Wilmington publish er, who is chairman of the port authority, at that time repeated the state’s offer of $1,200,000 to the Maritime commission for tit* shipyard. The group also asked the presi dent to hold up any disposal of equipment in the shipyard until the entire, "matter is satisfactorily finished. President Truman told the North Carolinians, they said, that he would have Steelman investigate in detail before any final action is taken. MARCH OF DIMES EXTENDED. HERE County Chairman Rhodes Reveals Campaign To Continue 10 Days A large crowd attended the March of Dimes Ball at the Cape Fear Armory last night and ac cording to W. K. Rhodes, Jr., chairman of the local drive, over $250 was cleared. Rhodes also announced that the drive has been extended ten days in an effort to reach New Han over county’s goal of $8,200, Music for the dance was furnish ed by Gordon Simpkins and his orchestra. During the evening of dancing, little Miss Patsy Davenport, a former victim of polio was crown ed “Queen of the Ball” by Rhodes. The drive chairman reported late last night that contributions were “trickling” in at a slow pace, but quickly added tnat tha added ten days should see New Hanover county reach its goal. Day In Congress By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Taxes—Speaker Martin (R-Mass) said the Republican party’s goal la a 20 percent cut in income taxes, but the party is not committed to apply it to all incomes. Two GOP lawmakers, Reps. Knutson (Minn) and Engel (Mich), almost came to blows in a con gressional cafeteria row over “across the board” tax cut pro posals. > Labor—Creation of a special “labor court” to enforce conces sional restrictions on unions and employers was urged at a senate labor committee hearing by Lud wig Teller, New York labor con sultant. He said congress should outlaw the closed shop. Senator Taft (R-Ohio) said the national labor relations board had "tried to put a CIO union in every plant in the United States.” Atomic — Senator Bricker (R Ohio) told the senate atomic com mittee he objects strongly to shar ing U. S. atom bomb secrets be cause it might “head us right Into the holocaust we are trying to pre vent.” Bricker said the A-bomb should be outlawed by international agreement as a weapon of war. Air Safety—President W. A. Pat terson of United Airlines told a senate group that anti-crash safety devices should be installed at 200 U. S. airfields. He said they would make air travel "as safe as sur face transportation” in three to five years.” And So To Bed ' The Penny Parade has now dwindled to a half • penny parade. R. H. Caudill, 1909 Ann street, who is Boy’s work secretary of the local YMCA, has In his small collection a British half-penny bearing the date 1744. Mr. Caudill tells us the coin was given him by a service man, who had been overseas. The coin had turned black, but after a through scrubbing It proved to be in good condition with the inscription showing up well. The coin was minted hi i India, Mr. Caudill reported.