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. .« > ' • - ■ • V FORECAST: ^ \ ♦ d + Served By Leased Wires _ utnltmtnti itrfttttg _____ --—— ----— VOL. 80.-NO. H6.--_---WILMINGTON, N. C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1947 ESTABLISHED 18«T ‘Jets’ Aid Snow Battle The hard fight being waged in England to open snow-cihgged railroads and highways has brought a war-time invention into play. Aircraft gas turbo-jet engines are found to be efficient “snow plows” in tests conducted at Grantham, England. A pair of the engines are mounted tandem on a railway flatcar (top; with the jet pointing down at the snow. As the car moves along the track, the heat from the jet exhausts melts and blows away the snow (bottom). The apparatus clears snow from four and a half feet to 18 feet deep, fAP )Vi rephotos)._____ White House Parley Set For Today On Shipyards COURT TO HOLD CRIMINAL TERM Judge C. £. Thompson To Preside Over Regular Session Here Judge C. E. Thompson, of Eliza beth City, is scheduled to preside over a two week criminal term of New Hanover county Superior Court beginning the week of March 10, it was announced yesterday by the clerk of court. Jurors for the session already have been drawn by the board of county commissioners. However; police of service has not yet been Completed by the sheriff’s deputies. The term probably will be high lighted by at least four murder cases, and two cases involving for mer Wilmington policemen charg ed with breaking and entering, lar ceny and receiving stolen goods. The ex-policemen cases are those involving Roy Grissett, and H. L. Gurley. Grissptt is charged with breaking and entering the Anch6r Hardware Co., and taking two out board motors, and breaking and entering the Applewhite Barber Supply Co. and taking a number o' items of merchandise. The charges against Gnsseit will come before the grand jury for ac tion at this .term of criminal court. The case against Gurley, charged with entering the Groceteria, was continued from the February 21 term of Superior Court. Grissetl was tried and acquitted on one count of larceny and receiv- j tag of a motor from the Anchor Hardware Co. at the special term of court last week.' The murder cases involve one White man and three Negroes. Chief among these cases is the pne ta which Guv Ganey, . white, is (Continued on Page Two; Col. 1) Subscribers Notice If your copy of Tile Morning s,ar fails to be delivered by regular carrier on time please cal1 The Circulation Depart ment and a copy will be sent by special truck. Please call be ■ore 9 o'clock for orompt de luery. Dial 2-3311. Thanks for your co-operation. WILMINGTON STAB-NEWS Circulation Department HAMBONE’S MEDITATIONS By Alley 5fo'K££PUH SAY HE GWinE QUIT PoUTlC5 - CLAIM HE SlTT/M’ 50 PEEF HE A/^'FlTT/H' HoTHIn’ CEP'H ^UR-Y Duty// Group To Meet With Presi dential Assistant And Maritime Chief WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 — «■) — North Carolina’s efforts to pur chase the North Carolina ship building yards at Wilmington, N. C., will he pressed again tomorrow at a White House conference, [Senator Koey (D-NC) said today. Hoey told a reporter U.S. Mari time Commissioner Admiral Wil liam Smith, Senator Umstead (D NC) and Rep. Clark (D-NC) will join him for a conference with Presidential Assistant John R. Steelman. ‘'The differences between the commission and the North Car olina State Ports authority will be threshed out,” Hoey said. The ports authority has offered the maritime commission $1,200, 000 for the yards used by the com mission during the w?ar and now held in a “stand-by” position. Maritime officials offered to lease the yards t o the port authority. This offer was declined, Hoey said, on grounds that indus tries are not willing to build ware house on the basis of leases. “We will repeat tomorrow,” Hoey said, “what'we have said before—that the ports . authority considers the Wilmington port a war casualty in that it was not given convoys as wTere Norfolk, Va., and Charleston, S. C., during (Continued On Page Two; Col. 6) TALMADGE FOES FORM NEW PARTY Georgia Now Has Two Claimants To Demo cratic Party ATLANTA. Feb. 26 — m — Foes of Herman Talmadge an nounced reorganization of Geor gia’s Democratic party today, read Talmadge and his followers out of the party and called on all “true” Democrats to join in re storing “Democratic government” to the state The reorganization movement gave the state two claimants to the title of the Democratic party as well as two contenders for the Governorship. Opponents of Talmadge. wno was elected Governoi by the legisla ture, charged Talmadge and his supporters were attempting to per- j petrate their rule by “unlawful, unconstitutional and undemocratic actions,” including adoption of the white primary act . Removal of statutes governing primaries in a move to bar Negroes from voting, the group charged, has denied protection of voting by laws and recourse to (Continued On Page Two; Col. 2) Appetite For Sandwiches Leads To Nag’s Downfall VESHAM, England, Eeb. 26.— W —A municipally-ovvr;ed horse with an appetite for picnic lunches and a strong dislike for picknickers finally ran afoul of the law foi kicking a fisherman while reaching for a sandwich. Richard Delaney, the fisherman, collected $149.50 damages from the mayor and town of Evesham, after testifying today that his scalp was split open when he tried to rescue his lunch basket from the nag. Several witnesses testified to the horse's bad record where sand wiches were concerned. J. Stephens of Evesham said he had seen the horse raid picnic parties several times and eat their sandwiches. Once he saw the horse sties ttis nose into a fisherman’s basket and, finding no sandwiches, push the man into the river. Mrs. L. Small of Aston said once, while pickniclcing with her husband and children, she saw the aorse chase a couple up tile river bank and then eat their sandwiches. When the horse came for their lunch. Mrs. Small said, she cover ed their sandwiches with a coat., but the horse ate the coat and the sandwiches. In granting damages Judge T W. Langman blamed the horse’s "fierce disposition" and not the shortage of sandwiches. Belgians Riot In Demand Of Bonus Bloody Battle Rages In Brussels Until Government Forces Restore Order; Casualty Reports Unconfirmed BRUSSELS, Feb. 26.— (AP)— tration by former Belgian prisoners of wa yment of bonuses turned into a rioto h 50,000 marchers broke through rushed each other and only were d rifle CONTENTS OF FBI 1 REPORT RELEASED Analysis Of Chemical Re portedly Used 'In Pie Shows Fluoride The Federal Bureau of Investi gation report received here Tues day night relative to the autopsy performed following the death of three Wilmington residents Febru ary 16 identified the chemical thought to have caused the deaths as silicose sodium fluoride, accord ing* to local law of' cials last night. The FBI laboratory analysis re port stated that the fluoride was an effective killing agent and said that death from the chemical usu ally occurred in from one to twelve hours, according to Coroner Gor dan Doran and Harry Fales, super intendent of the City-County Identi fication Bureau. Meanwhile, Doran said that no decision on whether or not an in quest into the deaths of Mrs. Myr tle Page, Mrs. Lucy Blizzard and Ira G. Upchurch, all of whom died after reportedly eating part of a potato pie at a Second street board ing house, had been reached. He said that District Solicitor Clifton Moore is due to arrive in Wilmington today for consultation on the matter Fales said last night that the in vestigation into the case was being pushed, but declined to comment on whether or not there were any new developments. The chemical contained in the pie was identified as fluoride by local health officials but the FBI analysis was requested after the autopsy had been performed. ROYALLOPPOSES WEAKER DEFENSES Tells Elizabethtown Vets World Can’t Afford Another War ELIZABETHTOWN, Feb. 26. - (IP)— Undersecretary of War Ken neth C. Royall warned here to night that' “until an effective or ganization to prevent aggression is tried and proven, American veter ans must be certain that our rep resentatives in Congress do not pare down our army and navy be low the danger point,” but warned the world cannot afford another war. Addressing Bladen county Posi No. 135, American Legion, Royall declared: “Ours was an all-Amer ican effort in toe-war, and it must be an all-American effort for peace. “We must preserve as far as we can the spirit of cooperation and interdependence of action which made possible our military victory of World War II—the greatest vic tory of all time.” He explained that no group de sires peace more than the Ameri can veterans, whom he labeled the “greatest lovers of peace.” Royall added, however, that the veteran is also a realist. “He knows that victory was. not attained by faith without works. He' iikewide knows that war can not be prevented by wishful think ing. He recognizes that some na tions of the world are impressed by nothing short of force or the fear of force.” Recalling how North Carolina had made a mistake after World War I by moving too slowly in recognizing the veterans and pro viding business and civic oppor tunities, Royall urged that vet erans not let "this error of the twenties be repeated.” Explaining that there are “some professional veterans who want to ‘ride’ the government or spend the rest of their days in living on genuine or manufactured military records,” Royail stated that “these men are usually easy to spot and are the exception rather than the rule.” £>yv: *•>< 4?' , steel lence ot ,(VC-2J'"ouilding. / condition of siege of JS'STiament building was not |P££ri until tonight when a ring cii armored cars, machineguns, gendarmes and troops finally re stored order in the angry throng and the cabinet members were able to emerge from behind their locked doors. Unconfirmed reports said a dozen people were killed but an of ficial of the ministry of the interior said only one person was dead as the result of a heart attack. Un official estimates said 100 were in jured, but thg ministry placed the list at 40. St. Pierre hospital authorities said four gendarmes and 20 police and civilians ^ere admitted for wounds and “many more” at other hospitals. Organizations of former prison ers of war and persons once de ported by the Germans for political activities, who have been demand ing a special legal status and re maining payments of the bonus promised them during the war, chose the approximate hour for their parade when Lt. Col. Raoul de Fraiteur, minister of defense, was appearing before the cabinet. De Fraiteur explained that the bonus had not been paid because Belgium does not have the money now. The organizations carried their war-time flags, some surmounted by eagles like those of Napoleon, and banners, some of which bore the slogans “1940, duty—1947, suckers”, “down with de Frait eur”, and pictures of exiled King Leopold and a war prisoner with the motto “both forgotten.” The long murmuring line con verged on Rue Royale and headed toward Parliament square. A block below Parliament black helmeted gendarmes, police in white helmets and army cavalry with drawn swords were drawn up in triple lines. The head of the column surged against the line of gendarmes, who lifted their rifles and held them horizontally across their chests. The parade stopped. The leaders of the column began talking with the commanders be hind them and the gendarmes in front of them. Thousands of men kept moving forward, pressing tighter and tighter and filling the broad avenue from window to win dow. from the mass. It was partly shout ing, partly booing but not at that moment menacing. And then in a split-second, the demonstration became a riot. Leaders of the column began grappling with the gendarmes, who clubbed their rifles and smash ed them into the faces of the dem onstrators. Heavy canes and clubs were swung and a metallic clang ing sounded as they landed on gen darme helmets. Bottles flew and flashed in the sunlight. Men fell, banners shook and then crumpled. In the center of the solid-packed Jhrong, men and women swayed, unable to keep a footing. Piercing screams cut through the roar of the infuriated crowd, as those at the front tried to fall back before the blows of the gendarmes and those in the rear tried to push for ward. A whole cluster of people sudden (Continued on Page Two, Col. 5) WEATHERMAN SAYS SAME OLD STORY, FAIR AND COLD It's the same old story with the weatherman these days as he pre dicts continued fair cold, and windy for today and Friday. With a low of 27 degrees expect ed for early this morning, the temperature is due to rise to about 48 during the day, three de glees above yesterday’s high re cording. Slight moderation is ex pected on Friday, he says. The winds today will be moder ate to fresh, and during the after noon will hit the city at approxi mately 28 miles per hour. Along The Cape Fear I IN THE MAIL — Response to our request for information con cerning John Grady, the lone Fa triot casualty at the Battle oi Moores Creek, We were advised to contact Judge Henry A. Grady of New Bern, who has headed the Grady-Outlaw Family association. The John Grady who is com memorated by the association was the grandfather of the John Grady, who died a hero’s death in the fa mous battle when the Scotch High landers were stopped from ioining their British allies at the mouth ol the Cape Fear river. * * £ MONUMENT TO SAME — Found :n the Moores Creek National Mili tary Park at Currie is the Grady monument, known to many as the Old Monument. The monument erected in honor of John Grady was placed near the site of the battle about 1&57. From an old Wilmington news paper, the following account of the ceremony is found: “ . . . deposit a box containing the publications of the day ... all the remains of the patriotic Grady that could be found, afttr Which the stone was sealed up " I ANOTHER QUERY—One alarm ed patron of the local public schools called last night to inquire aboul a story appearing in the Star yes terday morning. She was upset about the com parison of the pay scale between teachers and janitors. Superintendent of Schools H. M. Roland was quoted as citing the low pay of teachers as a major fac tor in the current teacher short age throughout the United States: Mr. Roland went on to tell how one of the janitors in the city schools last year was getting $150 a month. The man left his janitorial duties for private employment and now is making $300 a month. “If a janitor can do that, what can be expected of teachers who spend years preparing themselves for a position and then receive only a few more pennies that a laborer?, he asked.” $ * * WHO SETS PAY — Our reader was anxious to learn if the state legislature adjusted the pay scale of all school employes, including the janitor. We had to confess that we could not give a positive answer, but (Continued on Page Two; Col. S) Truman Backs Jewish Appeal President Truman receives a delegation of leaders of the United Jewish Appeal which is conducting a 170 million dollar campaign for the relief of the 1,600,000 distressed Jew’s in Europe. Left to right, are: Herbert H. Lehman, former Director General of UNKKA; Mrs. David Levy, chairman, .Nat’l Women’s Div., of the UJA; and Presi dent Truman. The President urged nationwide support of the Ap peal, declaring their efforts are “strongly bound up with the great hopes of all Americans for a new world of peace and security for all mankind.’’ (International). Committee Kills Measure To Lower Age For Voting The Weather FORECAST: South and North Carolina — Fair and not much change in temperature Thurs day, and Thursday night except for oc casional snow flurries in the mountains. (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. 37; 7:30 a. m. 29; 1:30 p. m. 42; 7:30 p. m. 41. Maximum 45; Minimum 29: Mean 37; Normal 49. Humidity: 1:30 a. m. 46; 7:30 a. m. 51; 1:30 p. m. 32; 7:30 p. m. 69. Precipitation *. Total since the first of the month— 0 65 inches. Tides For Today (From the Tide Tables published by U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey). HIGH LOW i Wilmington _2:16 a.m. 9:42 a.m. 2:35 p.m. 9:48 p.m. Masonboro Inlet - a.m. 6:20 a.m. 12:14 p.m. 6:36 p.m. Sunrise 6:43: Sunset 6:06; Moonrise 10 :39a; Moonset —. Fiver stage at Fayetteville, N. C. at 8 a. <n. Wednesday, 12.7 feet. FOUR ACCUSED IN EXTORTION PLOT ! __ Two CIO Men Named In Detroit Black Market OPA Gas Probe DETROIT, Feb. 26.—(Ab—Four men, including two minor CIO of ficials, were accused today of a $70,000 extortion plot against an alleged self-confessed dealer in black market OPA gasoline stamps. One of the union defendants, Perly P. McManus, 40, immediate ly after pleading innocent brought a $100,000 damage suit against the police department and the prosecu tor’s office. In the damage suit McManus, fi nancial secretary of Briggs local 212, CIO United Auto Workers, charged false arrest. He and Paul Tendiglia, 33, gaso line station operator and co-de fendant, together pleaded innocent to the extortion charges. An account of threats against a black-marketing former chief clerk in a wartime ration board headed by McManus was recited by the prosecutor’s office in connection with the filing of the plot charges. Assistant Prosecutor George A. Gray said the extortion story came from Albert Mushro, 33 year-old former chief clerk on Mc Manus’ ration board. Mushro, Gray said, admitted turning over 600,000 gasoline stamp:: to black marketeers for which he was paid $75,000. A total of $70,000 was extorted from him on threats of harm by the de fandants, Gray said Mushro ref lated. The other defendants, sought by (Continued On Page Two; Col. 5) ■-f House In Raleigh Receives 35 Bills Yesterday For New Record RALEIGH, Feb. 26. --(A1)— Legis lative committees killed today bills to lower the voting age from 21 to 18, and to create a board of ex aminers for funeral directors. A subcommittee was directed to study a proposed 40-hour maximum work week, with a 40-cent an hour minimum pay scale. While committees worked at high speed, the house received 35 bills, a record-breaking number for this session. One of them would change the state primary date from the last Saturday in May to the third Saturday in June. Introduced by Rep. Blue of Moore, it would give School teachers and of-age college students an opportunity to vote since under a state law no one can vote absentee in a -primary. Nobody took the floor to oppose either of the major measures that died in committee. ! Elizabeth Peele of Wilson and Dafcia Lewis of Greensboro, both students at Woman’s College, were among those Who asked that the voting age be lowered. They were supported by Harry Ganderson and Bob Gurney, both of Greensboro, the latter representing the commit tee for North Carolina; and Rep. Shreve of Guilford. They said that society needs the fresh viewpoint, idealism and un selfishness of young people; that a person who is not too old to enter the armed forces is not too young (Continued on Page Two; Col. 1) JUDICIAL GROUP TO MEET TODAY Eighth District Bar As sociation Schedules Sup per Session Their first meeting since the outbreak of World War II will be held by members of the Eighth District Bar Association at 6:30 p. m. tomorrow. The meeting will take the form of a supper session at Miss Janie's place On Masonboro Sound, Aaron Goldberg, Wilmington president of the association, announced last night. This meeting, which will rein stitute the annual sessions held prior to the wir, will be addressed by Superior Judge John J. Burney of Wilmington, resident judge of the eighth district. A major item on the business agenda will be the election of of ficers to serve during the ensping year, Goldberg said. , Dwight McEwen of Southport is secretary and treasurer of the association, the membership of which is made up of attorneys in New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick and Columbus counties. These counties comprise the area embraced by the eighth dis trict. Navy Successfully Fires V-Rocket From Sub Deck WASHINGTON. Feb. 26.—(to—1The navy has successfully fired a .Ger man V-I rocket from the deck of a submarine, unofficial reports said today. The navy department refused to answer questions concerning the experiment which is understood to have been conducted on the west coast at Point Mogu. Calif., the navy’s rocket testing station. Spectators on shore witnessed the flight of the pazi “buzz bomb” along the coast last week, accord ing to the reports which reached here. The use of hard-hitting rockets was just getting into full swing when the war ended. Packing a tremendous wallop without recoil difficulties, rockets have been con sidered ■ logical weapons for new type submarines, and the test has been anticipated for some time. Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nim itz in discussing weapons of the future in a recent speech, suggest ed submarines some day might be equipped to launch guided missiles with atomic warheads. Submarines held up well at the atom-bomb tests of navy vessels last year in the Pacific and a number of new types, including possibly one to carry a nurfiber ol planes, have been regarded as feasible by submarine experts. In keeping with the submarine's new role as a powerful striking weapon of the fleet, navy chief have revealed that underseas war fare shares top research priority with guided missiles in the navy today. Smaller Income Tax Slash Seen Knutson Says Reduction Can Be Only Ten Per Cent, Instead Of 20, Because Of Senate’s Budget Amendment WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.— (AP)—Chairman Knutson (R-Minn) said today that taxes can be reduced only 10 per cent under the $4,500,000,000 budget cut voted by the senate but he predicted the house “never will accept” the senate figure. Knutson’s statement came immediately after the senate adopted by a ol to 33 vote an amendment by Senator Millikin (R-Colo) trimming $1,500,000,000 off the $6,000,000,000 the house pre viously had voted to attempt to reduce federal spending. Knutson, who is chairman of the house ways and means committee, said the smaller cut would throw overboard his house bill proposing a 20 percent across the board slash in individual income taxes. Still pending in the senate as “Knutson spoke was a proposal by Senator Knowland (R-Calif) to require that $3,000,000,000 of any government surplus be applied to the national debt. Senator Taft (R.-Ohio) proposed to cut Knowland’s debt retirement figure to, $1,000,000,000. leaving room for a $3,500,000,000 tax re duction if revenues come in as ex pected. Senator Green (D.-R.I.) went the other way with a proposed amend ment to apply all of the budget saving to the debt. All those proposals remained to be voted on when the Senate quit for the night. As fo” the ceiling on spending. Chairman Taft, of the Senate Re publican policy committee, predict ed to a reporter that a Senate House compromising committee eventually will arrive at a figure of $5,000,000,000 or slightly more as the overall pledge for reducing expenditures. This would put Congress on rec ord as promising — if it doesn’t change its mind later when indi vidual appropriations bills are vot ed — to hold government costs to about 85 per cent of the level Mr. Truman previously had described as bedrock. The Senate’s vote for the $4,500, 000,000 cut represented a victory for the armed services, which had contended that the larger savings promised by the House would cut so deeply into Army and Navy funds as to make them ineffective for national defense and to support American foreign policy. The House’s $6,000,000,000 slash was said to involve lopping $2,250, 000.000 off military and civil func tions of the two departments. Most Senators appeared to believe the Senate figure would take no more (Continued on Page Two, Col. 2) Day In Congress BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MERGER — President Truman sent his plan to congress for uni fication of the armed services j under a civilian secretary of na ! tional defense. The bill proposes creation of a separate air force department, ranking equally with the army and navy, and would give the navy continued control of naval aviation. BUDGET — The senate voted 51-33 to cut $4,500,000,000 off Pres ident Truman’s $37,500,000,000 bud get amid sharp debate on whether any saving should go toward pay ing the national debt or lowering income taxes. Rep. Knutson (R Minn) said the senate’s reduction would knock his proposed 20 per cent tax cut down to 10 pel cent, but declared the house “will never accept” 'the senate figure. The house has already approved a $6,000,000,000 slash. LABOR — AFL President Wil liam Green told the house labor committee he is “willing to ac cept” some labor law changes, including the right of employers to engage in free speech and pub lic reports on union finances, other than local unions. He con tinued to shout stormy opposition to most proposed curbs on union labor. PORTAL PAY — A bill outlaw ing virtually all portal pay sui s, now totalling nearly $6,000,000,000, was sent to the house floor for de bate Thursday and a vote Friday. The senate judiciary committee also prepared an anti-portal bill for senate debate Friday. ATOMIC —• Month old open hear ings on the confirmation of David E. Lilienthal as chairman of the atomic energy commission came to a halt. Final senate committee vote on the controversy is expect ed by Saturday. TRUMAN SELECTS NEW AMBASSADOR Lewis W. Douglas To Fill Vacancy Created By Gardner’s Death WASHINGTON. Feb. 26—(U.R)— President Truman reached into the ranks of finance again today and chose wealthy, 52-year old Lewis W. Douglas, president of the Mutual Life Insurance Co., el New York, to be U. S. ambassa dor to Great Britain. Speedy senate confirmation is expected. Douglas, a native of Arizona, will replace the late O. Max Gardner of North Carolina, former under secretary of the treasury who died in New York City a few weeks ago on the day he was to have sailed for the London post. Both top-flight, middle-of-the road experts on governmental and private finance, their successive appointments underscored the paramount role that international finance and trade problems are expected to play in future relations between Britain and the United States. Douglas' number-one job pre sumably will be to keep tabs on disposition of the $3,500,000,000 loan which this country extended to the British last year, and to help whereever possible in Bri tain’s grim struggle toward eco nomic recovery. The new ambassador will bring a long and varied experience to his job. Over the past quarter century he has won success in a half-dozen separate fields, as * congressman, educator, mining expert, general businessman, fede ral budget director and insurance executive. SERVED IN CONGRESS Elected as representative at large from Arizona in 1927, he served as a member of congress until 1933 when the Late President Roosevelt drafted him as the New Deal’s first budget director. But the New Deal service was short and spectacular. It ended in August, 1934, when he resigned in protest against the administration’* depression - time pump - priming spending policies. His break with Mr. Roosevelt is said to have resulted from the President’s action in asking Con gress, without consulting Douglas, for an additional $1,500,000,000 for PWA and unemployment relief. Douglas went over Mr. Roosevel’s head and urged the chairmen ol the House and Senate Finance com mittees to reject the request. From Washington, he returned to private life, serving as vice presi dent and director of the American Cyanamid company until 1938 when he resigned to become principal and vice-chancellor of McGill Uni versity at Montreal. He remained in his educational assignment until December, 1939, after which he accepted an offer to head the Mutual Life Insurance Company.' Born at Bisbee, Ariz., on July 2, 1894, Douglas maintains his busi ness office in New York but still makes his home at Phoenix, Ariz., with his wife, the former Peggy (Continued on Page Two, Col. 1) RED CROSS DRIVE NS ANNOUNCED Campaign Headquarters To Be Located In Custom house Campaign headquarters for the Wilmington Chapter American Red' Cross, for the 1947 fund drive, are to be set up in Room 231 in the Customhouse, J. H. Carswell, co chairman, announced last night. The office headquarters will be open today, manned by Red Cross workers, and Will remain open through the campaign. Hours of 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. will be observed. Records and reports of all divi sions working over the city to raise the 1947 quota of the local chapter, and tabulations of the progress of the drive will be kept in the office. Some of the divisions have al ready been at work toward raising tfieir individual goals. The appeal to the general public will last for ten days, March 4 . 14. And So To Bed Branded as purely republican propaganda was the following report arriving here last night from Rahway. N. J., via a press association wire: “A year ago, Mrs. William E. Lawson named her cat Harry E. Truman. “Today, Harry had kittens.” But at least you must admit that that’s better than most of the corny jokes about the President’s piano playing.