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WILMINGTON, N. C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1947 ESTABLISHED isd Senator Taft Issues Blast At Lilienthal Republican Leader Says He Is Temperamentally Unfitted For Job OTHER CHARGES Truman Atomic Nominee Labeled Too Soft Towards Communism, Russia WASHINGTON. Feb. 21 — (ff> — Influential Senator Taft (R-Ohio) !ame out against David E. Lilien Lf tonight declaring his con fi tnation as Atomic Energy com mission chairman would be areal threat to our national safety. - Taft's announcement of his posi tion ‘could be crucial for Lilien hal if some dozen RePubhcans re ported on the fence follow his lead. It also could bring an open split in the GOP Senate leadership if Senator Vandenberg (R-Mich), vcio has appeared friendly to Li lienthal during his questioning be fore the Senate Atomic committee, formally declares in his behalf. Taft, chairman of the GOP Pol icy committee, is regarded ny many Republicans as their mentor 01 domestic policies. His stand against Lilienthal aligns him with Senators White (Me) and Wherry (Xeb>. the GOP floor leader and v.-hip. Vandenberg, president of the Senate and chairman of the Foreign Relations committee, is acknowledged leader on interna tional matters. Letter Read Vandenberg read today to the Atomic committee considering Li lienthal's qualifications a letter from Dr. Karl T. Compton, presi dent of Massachusetts Institute of technology, who declared that “I would know of no one as well qualified and possibly available” is Lilienthal. But Taft issued a statement branding Lilienthal “tempera mentally unfitted” and “too soft on issues connected with Com munism and Soviet Russia.” He declared that “there is no doubt that a Communist cell was toler ited for a while by Mr. Lilien thal” in the Tennessee Valley au thority when the latter was its chairman. Taft added that no party .-issue Is involved. “It is an issue of governmental philosophy,” he declared, noting that the Senate has equal respon sibility with the President in pick ing the right man. Able Propagandist He called Lilienthal “a very ible propagandist in his own right” and declared Congress now It being flooded with propaganda "in behalf of the ridiculous pro position that. Lilienthal is the in dispensable man.” Taft further characterized Li lienthal as “a typical power hungry bureaucrat” and a mem ber of a group of officials who "have defied Congress.” ANDREWS NAMED COMMITTEE HEAD Will Direct Activities Of In dustrial Group In Red Cross Drive Robert P. Andrews, assistant commercial manager of the Tide Water Power company, has been •Ppomted head of t h e Industrial division in the local fund drive of 'he Red Cross. His appointment "as announced last night by J. If Carswell an<j N. A. Avera. co chairmen of the campaign which "'ll officially get underway on March 4. Andrews has appointed E. H. Southerland and J. H. Hood as the wo team captains of his division. Other workers will be appointed later and the group will be in charge of solicitations in the in dustries of the community. They 'vill swing into action during next vcek, as will other divisions. A member of the Civitan club, Andrews served as a Naval officer dmngWorld War II. MBONE'S meditations By Alley ’ — — mm lawd! ef ole ■foM'S Boss PAi HIM fuh de time he tek 6WiH£ An' COMtN' A c)oB, HE C'P ^P pe balance!!! (Released by The Bell Byn -_dicate, Inc.) Trade Mark ^'2 2 ^ Re*' u’ *■ C,0c,>. “Star Gazer” CLAY R. POLLAN POPULAR FEATURE STARTING MONDAY Star Gazer To Bring Read ers Daily Message From The Zodiac Starting on Monday The Star will bring its readers daily a pop ular new feature, Star Gazer by Clay R. Pollan. Each day readers will be able to obtain a six or seven word mes sage derived from the Zodiacal signs. Your astrological sign will be the key to this daily message of interest. The author of this popular fea ture, Clay R. Pollan, was born and reared in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, where the natives tell the time of the day by the sun, plant their crops by the moon and read then fortunes by the stars. He became interested in astrol ogy as a boy when a native of his acquaintance, without benefit of newspapers or almanacs, accu rately predicted the appearance of Halley’s Comet which emblazoned the skies in the Spring of 1910. Pollan attended the University of Michigan, studying astronomy, geology, meteorology and other academic subjects. Later he took postgraduate courses at the Sor bonne University Paris, France, majoring in astronomy. Pollan served with U. S. Army forces overseas in 1917-18. and re ceived Medal of Honor from French Government. During his stay in France, he was the protege of the world famous Astrologer Trouve, who advised many prominent people, such as. Georges Clemenceau, Gaby de Lys, and James Gordon Bennett, the grt at American news paperman who spent his last years in France. While Pollan never followed as trology as a profession, for the last 25 years has acted in an ad visory capacity to a number of publishers of Astrological ma terial. Today, many prominent citizens, high in financial, business and po litical circles, consult their as trologers privately and determine their approach to personal prob lems, their shaping of plans and their decisions in important mat ters according to astrological in formation. It is Pollan's sincere aim, through the vehicle of the daily messages of the Star Gazer in The Star, to bring to the average read ers of the press proper guidance and authentic astrological infor mation. MEASURE PLANNED TO CURB SEINING Representative K e r m o n May Offer Bill Affecting Wrightsville The introduction of a legisla tive measure aimed at prohibi ting seining operations in certain areas off Wrightsville Beach is under consideration by Represent ative Robert M. Kermon, of New Hanover county, the legislator said yesterday. The draft of the bin nas not been completed, Kermon said, ad ding that he is waiting a full oninion or its proposed provisions from Attorney General Harry McMullan. In its tentative form, Kermon said, his proposed measure would bar seining in Bank’s channed, between Masonboro and Moore’s inlet, and in waters of the Atlantic within two miles of Wrightsville Beach. The Ne-w Hanover representative conceded that there might be some objections to such a law from mullet fishermen who oper ate after September 1. He noted, however, that many persons have suggested the wis dom of some conservation act for this area. Kermon said he had not yet discussed the proposal with Sen ator Alton A. Lennon, of Wilming ton. City Clinic Opens Here Next Month Dr. Anderson, In Char?*, Here For Conferev^oO 1 On Final D^^-^r NO FIXF^ Psychiati. i fice Hoik AVv _ : Wilmington’s child - adult guid-i ance clinic, under the professional direction of an experienced psychi atrist, will begin actual operations in the early days of March. This progressive development was assured yesterday w h en Dr. Irene Anderson, the psychiatrist in charge, conferred for several hours on operating plans with Mrs. Her bert Bluethenthal, chairman of the Community Council’s mental hy giene committee. The committee must yet, how ever, determine where clinical con sultations will be held, the consul See Picture On Page two tation hours, and the days on which the new agency will actively function. It has already been determined that the clinic shall operate two days each week, probably Friday and Saturday, subject to approval by the committee. Appointments for consultations will be made through Mrs. Emma D. Howell, .executive secretary of the Family Service society, 314 Tide Water building, where Dr. Anderson and Mrs. Bluethenthal conferred yesterday Dr. Anderson, a native of Okla homa. recently completed 20 months of psychiatric work at Duke university, Durham. Arriving this week, she is residing at Wrightsville Beach. “It will,” she explained yester day, “be the purpose of the guid ance clinic to work with all children, as well as with adults, in an effort to assist them toward a normal and successful life. Neither race, creed nor social status will be a barrier.” Fees for guidance counsel will be optional, o n a sliding scale, but will not be absolutely required. At present, supporting funds for the guidance clinic are being pro vided by the city of Wilmington, the Ministering Circle, and various individual citizens who are in terested in its successful operation. (Continued on Page Two; Coi 3) CIVIL SERVICE ACTION AWAITED Commission Member De clines Comment on Chief Appointment Speculation over the possible j'e action of the Civil Service Com mission to the appointment of Sgt. P. J. Parish as chief of the Wil mington police department was rampant last night but members of the commission declined to com ment on the. city council’s action' toward filling the post to be va cated by Charles H. Casteen. Norwood S. Westbrook, a mem ber of the Civil Service board, had no comment on the appoint ment and when asked when the commission expected to act on the matter he replied that as yet no official notification of the naming of Parish had been made. The appointment was announced yesterday afternoon by City Man ager J. R. Benson following a special session of the city council, with Parish slated to take over the duties of the post March 1. The naming of Parish came close ly on the heels of an election held among the members of the police department to determine which member of the force was favored as chief. He polled more than seventy-seven per cent of the vote, with Lt. Coy Etheridge, who was figured to be among the leading contenders for the post marking up slightly over 12 per cent of the total votes cast. Etheridge receiv ed eight votes. Figuring prominently in the spec ulation regarding the position fol lowing the announcement that Charles H. Casteen was retiring was whether or not the governing body of the city was seeking to have the Civil Service Commission Act amended. As the law now stands the position must be filled from among the members of the department and it was felt by many that an effort would be made to have the regu lations changed so that a police head could be selected from out side the city. So far, however, no city official has affirmed this rumor. Today And Tomorrow By WALTER LIPPMANN__ The crux of the Soviet proposal is that international control shall be set up after atomic disarmament has taken place. Thus we shall be missing the point if we think that the Soviet government’s main con cern is to prevent “inspection” or to preserve the veto. Its main con cern is t o bring about “the de struction of stocks of n'an, ufactured atomic weapons and of unfinished atomic weapons and to achieve an agreement “prohibit ng the manufacture, possession and use of atomic weapons. The Soviet government is very much in favor of international eon trol and inspection, and of enforce ment against violators, provided the United States has first dis armed itself of the atomic weapons. On that condition, when atomic disarmament has been “put into effect,” it will be very glad to have “inspection, supervision and management on the part of an international organ” of “all exist ing plants for the production of final atomic materials,” and is ready to agree that the veto in the Security Council could not in case of a “grave” violation deny the (Continued On Page Two; Col. 7) New Police Chief And Family Seen above is P. -T. Parish with his wife and young daughter, Sara Beth, in his home, 1715 Carolina Avenue, last night after being notified that the city council had named him as successor to Police Chief Charles H. Casteen, who has requested retirement. (PHOTO BY CAROLINA CAMERA). --1-- --. Council Appoints Parish New Chief Promotion To Head Of Po lice Department Told By Benson The promise to see that the Wil mington police force functions to the highest degree of efficiency was sounded by Sergeant P. J. Parish following! his appointment to the position of police chief by the city council yesterday. “It is a big job and I fully in tend to do everything in my power; to see that I make a success of it,” he said in a statement last night. Parish praised retiring cnier Charles H. Casteen for his work with the department and asserted that he would try to fill the spot vacated by Casteen an dpromised to “carry on his ideals.” The appointment of Parish to head the department was announc ed early yesterday afternoon bv J. H. Benson,'City Manager, after an hour and a half session which 'saw all members of the council voting unanimously tc name Parish as the successor to Casteen. Parish is a veteran law enforce ment officer with 17 years ex perience, having served as as sistant chief of police at Carolina Beach for five years and deputy cheriff of New Hanover county for two years before joining the local force on February 3, 1937. Bom in Maxton, December 10. 1905, he attended Trinity High school in Kingsbury, South Caro lina. and Motts Business school in Wilmington. Parish came to wiimmgxon m 1928 and was associated with United Cigars Stores company prior to joining the police force at Carolina Beach. During the past ten years he has attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy, the FBI Defense school at the Institute of Government in Chapel Hill and other courses in law enforcement. womenTurors find MOTHER GUILTY ON BANK HOLDUP COUNT DES MOINES, Feb. 21. —UP)— An all-woman jury late today con victed Mrs. Opal Dixon, 35, on a charge of entering a bank with in tent to rob. She will be sentenced next Sri-, day to a life term in prison—the only sentence allowed on that charge. The jury deliberated five hours and nine minutes in reaching its verdict. The attractive raven - haired mother of two married teen-age daughters was tried in connection with the “hypodermic syringe’’ holdup of the Des Moines Bank and Trust Company a month ago to morrow. The Weather FORECAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND NORTH CAROLINA—Fair and slightly warmer Saturday and Sunday. (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. 32. 7:30 a. m. 27. 1:30 p. m. 44, 7:30 p. m. 41. Maximum 46. Minimum 27. Mean 36. Normal 49. Humidity 1:30 a. m. 82, 7:30 a. m. 84. 1:30 p. m. 35, 7:30 p. m. 48. Precipitation Total for 24 hours ending 7:30 p. m., none. Total since the first of the month, 0 65 inches. 'Iides For Today (From the Tide Tables published by I U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. > High Low Wilmington _ 10:48 am 5:29 am 11:01 pm 5:56 pm Masonbcro Inlet_8:33 am 2:23 am 8 :41 pm 2 :51 pm Sunrise 6:49. Sunset 6:02. Mooniise 8 a. m. Moonset 7:43 p. m. River stage at Fayetteville at 8 a. m. Friday, 11.4 feel. WINTRY WEATHER TO STAY AWHILE Weatherman Sees Little Re lief In Sight For North Carolina By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS No immediate renet from the sub-freezing weather that has gripped North Carolina during the past two days was seen last night, although the Weather man did promise fair skies and a slight up ward range of temperatures this afternoon. Following minimum readings in the low twenties for most of the state yesterday, official predic tions early last night were that the mercury would range even lower during the night. A range of 15 to 20 degrees was expected for the Western and Central portions, while the Eastern coastal area was in for a 20 to 26 degree varia tion. Despite his optimism over the momentary warming effect of the sun this afternoon, the Weather man cautioned North Carolinians to continue in their heavy clothing for at least another day or *wo. Asheville, reporting a low of 20 and a high of 31 yesterday,- noted the lowest range in temperatures i for points reporting. 'The central portion, where Thursday’s ice and snow melted, varied from the low twenties to the low forties. Cherry Point’s minimum was 24 and its maximum 43. Melting ice and snow resulted in heavy, slushy topsoil in many of the state’s areas yesterday and drivers heeded warnings to pro ceed with caution. Gusty winds, ranging from 22 to 32 miles per hour, were prevalent throughout the state^_ Along The Cape Fear PRELIMINARIES OVER — All the background has been pre sented. So now' we are ready lor the major event — The Battle of Moores Creek. We feel that we better recount the battle in quick order before some accuse us of becoming a part time chamber of commerce for Moores - Creek National Mili tary Park located 25 miles from the Port City. But before we begin, we should say that this all started when Os wald E. Camp, custodian of the park for the U. S. Department of The Interior, was kind enough to send us a picture of the monument honoring the heroic women of the Low’er Cape Fear section. * * * COUNCIL OF WAR — You may recall from yesterday’s column that a messenger from the Tory camp spotted Caswell’s position and returned to his camp with the news that a band of the Patriots was located on their side of the bridge and in a position exposed to attack. At a council of war. it was de cided to move forward at once with a party of 75 picked broad-1 iwordsmen in the lead. At one o’clock in the morning of] February 27, 1776, the advance was started. About an hour before daybreak the Tory party marched in Col. Richard Caswell’s camp as the fires were beginning to burn low. There the Tories, much to their surprise, found the camp site de serted. Caswell had escaped the trap. During the night the colonel had decided to abandon his camp leaving the campfires burning to deceive the Tories. The floor of the bridge over Moores Creek had been taken up ■and the girders greased. While around his new camp, across the creek, a breastwork had been thrown up and the artillery posted to cover both the road and the bridge. * * * ' WARM RECEPTION —At his new camp site, Colonel C3swell was preparing a warm welcome for the Tories whose top com mander was Donald McDonald, the famed Scotch Highlander. All was ready now, so Caswei: and his Patriots just waited in the darkness. Believing that the Patriots had (Continued on Page Two; Col J ury Finds Grisset t N ot Guilty Of Larceny And Receiving; Vandenberg Warns Of Cut SENATOR ‘BLASTS’ SERVICE SLASHING Foreign Relations Chair man Pleads Against Cur tailing Service Funds WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.—(IP)— Senator Vandenberg (R-Mich) said today that slashing Army-Navv funds would put Uncle Sam's arms in a sling and might “jeopardize our winning of the peace.'’ His speech on the Senate floor appeared to clinch the prospect that the Senate will vote for only a $4,500,000,000 slash in President Truman’s $37,500,000,000 budget instead of the $6,000,000,000 cut ap proved by the House. Both with Senators demanding more time lor .debate. Republican leaders gave up hopes for obtaining a vote today on a resolution recom mending a ceiling on expenditures for the fiscal year starting July 1. The vote is now expected to come Monday. Vandenberg, the Senate s presid-; ing officer and chairman of its F oreign Relations committee, spoke for the $4,500,000,000 reduction. “This year of all years, when the chips are down, we dare not present to the world a picture of a pacifist America retiring into its vulnerable shell—a picture of Uncle Sam with a chip on each shoulder and both arms in a sling," he declared, reporting that other nations are increasing their mili tary power. Russian Expense Senator Maybank iD-SCl read a news dispatch from Moscow to the effect that Russia’s projected mili tary expenditures are $4,000,000,000 larger than the $11,200,000,000 President Truman asked for the Army and Navy. Vandenbergts decision to support the smaller cut lined him up with about half of the Republicans and most of the Democrats. Chairman Bridges fR-NHl of the Senate Appropriations committee, sponsoring the larger production, conceded to a reporter that it has nc chance. But Bridges disputed in an in terview the contention voiced in the Senate by some of his colleagues that any ceiling Congress now places 'over expenditures will not be binding. Senator Tydings fD-Mdi called the ceiling prooosal ‘‘a New Year’s resolution.” Senators Morse fR OreL Donnell CR-Mo) and Wherry (R-Nebl agreed that Congress is only making a pledge that could be ‘ roken later. But Bridges declared he is con (Continued On Page Two; Col. 6) weitachWort BEFORE ASSEMBLY Special Commission Recom mends Legislation Against Stream Pollution RALEIGH. Feb. 21 — (g>) —Bills to revise the state’s insurance laws reached the legislature today along with the report of a State Stream Sanitation and Con servation committee, designed to decrease pollution. The msurance bills incorporated recommendations made a few days ago by a special commission headed by Dean Robert H. Wet tach of the University of North Carolina law schools. They would affect mergers, re habilitation and liquidation of in surance companies, licensing of agents, brokers and adjusters; or ganization and regulation of insur ance companies: and the fire men’s relief fund. The stream committee said "the French Broad River basin con tains sources responsible for more than one-fourth of the total pollu tion of the state. The chief reason for this is the large amount of waste entering a few streams from the manufacture of pulp and paper. Four river basins, the Cape Fear, French Broad, Roanoke and Yadkin, are responsible for over 70 per cent of the total pollution in the state. Industrial Waste The portion of the state lying within the Tennessee valley dis charges a magnitude of industrial waste pollution about equal to the industrial waste pollution of the entire remaining area of the state. This is primarily due to pulp and paper wastes discharged in those Western river basins.” "The total amount of all indus trial waste pollution for which (Continued on Page Two; Col. 2) Acquitted ROV GRISSETT JUROR DISCUSSES VERDICT IN CASE Dropping Of Entry Charge Held Reason For Acquit tal Of Grissett One of the 12 jurors who voted to return a verdict of “not guilty” in the case of Roy Grissett, charg ed with larceny and receiving, said last night that the final vote in the case "just plain made me sick.” He said he was so “nauseated and disturbed” by the final Vote that he could not eat any supper. “To tell you the truth,” he de clared. “I could drink only a couple of glasses of milk for sup per.” He asked that his name not be revealed because “I am ashamed of what happened. But my hands were tied because there were mem bers of the jury who were deter mined to return a verdict of not guilty or stay all night.” Grissett was charged with lar ceny and receiving of an outboard motor from the Anchor Hardware Company last summer. He went on trial Wednesday at 11 a. m. He said that the first vote was six for acquittal and six for con viction. He declared that his final vote for acquittal came on the seventh vote. He said that Grissett's own testimony and demeanor on the witness stand were more damag ing to him, from the jurors’ view point, than any evidence produced by the state. ‘‘There was one main factor, brought out during the trial, which was in his favor,” he said. “That was when the judge allowed the store-breaking charge to be dis missed.” He said that if that charge had been allowed to stand against him, there “is no doubt in my mind but that he w7ould have been convicted on all the counts.” The jury argued the case five hours before a verdict was reach ed. “There was one man on the jury,” he said, “who held out to the bitter end for conviction, and one time threatened to sit there all night but what the verdict would be guilty.” but ne said tnar so mucn pres sure was put on this man that he finally gave In with these words: ‘Well, they have two other charges against him, and maybe when they come up, they will throw the book at him.” He was referring to two cases now pending for grand jury action which will come in March. Grissett is charged with taking two other outboard motors from the Anchor Hardware Company and entering the Applewhite Barber Supply Company. ‘‘I never have hated to do any thing any more in my life than I did to walk out there in that court room and face those people. I hope my friends won't hold this against me because it looked like I just couldn’t help myself.” He said he didn't want his name revealed because he didn’t want his friends to know how he felt about the matter. When assured that no mention would be made of his name, nor his identity revealed, he expressed himself freely. “Most of the jurors voted for the acquittal,” he said, “only af ter it was brought out that there were other charges against him. I don’t want to convict an honest man. I believe in giving every one the benefit of the doubt. But, frank (Continued on Page Two; Col. 21 Rag-Head Has Best Voice But Judge Has Final Word For once in his life, James “Rag Head” Mallard had Luther Rig gins. a confessed Lothario, just where he wanted him yesterday afternoon. The scene was the witness stand in Superior Court here. The sub ject was wife-stealing. The charge against “Rag-Head” was assault with a deadly weapon, or carving up Riggins. Rag-Head, who elected to plead his own case, let his voice ring to the rafters, if there are any rafters in the courtroom. ‘Do you remember the day you (broke tip my home'?'* thundered Rag-Head. Luther said he didn't recall such a day. “Weren’t you arrested with my wife?’’ he querried again. “Yes I was, and you w7as too:’’ Luther 'thundered back, obviously annoyed, and nervous too, by the way his questioner was exposing his love affairs. “Did we ever have any trouble before you started going with my wife?’’ Luther hesitated to answer that question. (Continued on Page Two; Col ») JUDGE HAMILTON VOICES CHAGRIN Jurist Tells Panel “He Be lieves That They Made Mistake” In Finding Judge Luther Hamilton told a New Hanover county Superior Court jury yesterday afternoon that "I have a confident feeling you have made a mistake” in rendering a “not guilty” verdict for former policeman Roy Grissett. Grissett had been on trial three days on a charge of larceny and receiving stolen goods, to wit: an outboard motor from the An chor Hardware store here in July 1946. He was arrested on the charge Jan. 18, after a former policeman, H. L. Gurley, himself charged with larceny had told officers Grissett was implicated in several thefts. Grissett went on trial Wednes day when a special venire of 43 men were called for duty at 11 a. m Judge Hamilton, visibly and au dibly moved by the not guilty ver dict on the two charges, larceny and receiving stolen goods, told the packed courthouse that in en tering the verdict he was going to do something he had been call ed upon to do only once before in his years on the bench. “I shall not see one I think guilty go free, and sentence an other to the penitentiary.” Out Five Hours Judge Hamilton was referring to Gurley, whose case was in pro gress when the jury returned ita verdict at 5:34 p.m. after fiv* hours deliberation. Gurley had entered pleas of guilty to entering the Grocerteria three times. Character witnesses were being heard when the jury entered the courtroom. When the sheriff announced that the jury was ready to render it* verdict, Judge Hamilton warned the spectators in the court room lhat there must not be any demon stration, no matter what the verdict might be. When the deputy clerk asked the jurors if they had reached a s sdecision, they each answered “yes.” And they each answered that Grissett was not guilty on the charge of larceny and a like answer on the charge of receiving stolen goods. The Court thanked the 12 men for their services and discnarged them with the words, “I have a confident, feeling you have made a mistake.” In Good Faith He said that every one had a fight to his own opinion and his own opinion was that a grave mistake had been made. He added that the jury undoubtedly had ar rived at their verdict in good faith, and had rendered a verdict ac cording to their best judgment. However, he said, “I shall not see one I think guilty go free and send another, equally as guilty, to the penitentiary.” He said that he wanted to dbm mend the local police department for its diligent service in the pro tection of the community from marauders. “In my way of thinking,” he declared, “t h e police department is to be commended for it diligent work in protecting the community (Continued On Page Two; Col 1) CONVENTION SITE TO BE SELECTED IN RALEIGH TODAY Whether the annual summer con vention of the North Carolina As sociation of Plumbing and Heating Contractors will be held at Wrightsville Beach, Ca r o 1 i n a Beach or Asheville will be decided in Raleigh today. The association’s board of direct ors will meet at 2 p. m. at the Carolina hotel to decide upon a location for the June meeting, which has been held at Wrights ville Beach for the past three summers, according to Repre sentative Robert M Kermon of Wilmington, executive secretary and attorney for the association. All three resorts have filed bids for the convention, Mr. Kermon said last night from Raleigh. He explained that he would remain in the capital for the board meet ing. He plans to be in Wilmington tomorrow. C. C. Davis, of Wilmington, is a member of the board, and Ver non G. Moser, of Asheville, is president of the association. And So To Bed Many a threatening cloud has massed in the New Hanover skies since Wilmington has been visited by a real snow. But real snow swept into the city early last night. It draped in thick frozen masses from the windows and rooftops of southbound Atlantic Coast Line trains that roared down from the snow-swept provinces of the north. Many persons, recalling that it has been several years since Wilmington has had a real snow, aside from an extremely light fall noted last winter, re marked last night upon the heavy fall brought down by train.