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r ii ^ _ FORECAST: itjlj Served By Leased Wires usuu ttttm §>tar ” r ~ ~ ^ w JW With Complete Coverage o* State and National News jjj£jO--NO. 118.-----WILMINGTON, N. C., SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 1947 ESTABLISHED 1867 Senate Votes finy Nibble At U.S. Debt jnowland Says One Per Cent Payment To Take 100 Years COMPROMISE WINS Republican Majority Upset For First Time In 80th Congress WASHINGTON. Feb. 28. — UP)— Hie senate voted today to take a „e percent nibble out of the nublk' debt with part of the mon jt figures on saving in trim ming President Truman’s $37, 800 000 000 budget. Sentaor Knowland sR.-Calif.) „id the one per cent payment 12600. 000,000 — sets up a goal #f paying off the whole $260,000, 000 in 100 years. Knowland had wanted to set • cjcie S3.00,000.000 toward debt reduction. Senator Taft '.R.-Ohio) wanted to held the figure to $1, 000 000,000 so as to leave more leeway for translating budget cuts into income tax cuts. The compromise o n $2,600,000, 000,' advanced by Senator MillikiR (R - Colo), prevailed handsomely, 82 to 0. A little later the Dem ocrats, with some Republican help, over-turned the Republican majority for the first time in the 80th Congress and the Republican leadership quickly got the senate adjourned. Still pending was final action on a proposal to cut Mr. Truman’s budget by $4,500,000,000. The sequence was this: Senator Wherry (R-Neb) of fered an amendment to require tha: any revenue from surplus property sales be applied on the debt. Taft proposed to add to the Wherry amendment a clause making it clear that this debt payment would be counted as part of the $2,600,000,000. Senator Tydings (D-Md) led the Democrats in opposition to Taft and stalled announcement of a 38 to 3® tie vote until Senator Taylor (D-Idaho) rushed into the chamber—still in his overcoat—to provide the one-vote margin. Five Republicans — Aiken (Bt), Cooper (Ky), Morse (Ore), Tobey (NH) and Wilson (Iowa) — voted with the Democrats against the Taft proposal. Senator O’Daniel (D-Tex)' voted' with the majority of the Republicans. Taft had told the senate that unless the provision was adopted it might b e difficult to plan a reduction in income taxes. Majority Leader W hite (R-Me) promptly adjourned the senate without coming to a final vote on either the Wherry amendment or the budget cutting resolution. The house has voted to hold (Continued on Page Two; Col. 3) Day In Washington By THE ASSOCIATED PJ$E$S FOREIGN—Congressiona.1 lead ers were reported inclined Jp back up President Truman i£;kfe*<lecUfed that the United States should take over hard-pressed Britain’s com mitments in Greece and Turkey. But they also weighed the possible impact on delicate relations with Russia. OPA—The senate appropriations committee voted 11-2 to wind up OPA by June 30. Members said controls on rent, sugar and rice will continue under other agen cies. — RELIEF — Former President Hoover advised congress to hang "please repay” tags and impose other qualifications on a proposed 1550,000.000 relief fund for five hungry European nations and China. He also urged this country to "stop, look, and listen” before making further foreign relief com mitments. T\ A—The senate public works committee voted “no” on the nomination of Gordon R. Clapp as head of the Tennessee Valley Au thority, but President Truman •ignalled a fight to the finish on ‘he senate floor. Criticisms in cluded accusations that Clapp tolerated communists in the TV A. (Continued On Page Two: Col. 1) JANBONE’S MEDITATIONS By Alley £(• i Poes let mAh , Viagihatiom rum Way WlD aaE w'em i T&sses pat graveyahd — Hits j)o/m' some Tall, travelin' 7' keep tip Wip AAt n l^_ ^ t^ieieed by The BeH^b dlceie. Inc. > Trede Merk Bey, v. 8 Pti. omo * New Hanover High School Boys Enlist In V-6 The New Hanover high school boys shown a bove are being given the oath of allegiance upon their enlistment yesterday in the United States navy’s V-G naval reserve class after clearance of their papers by the recruiting office located in the post office building. Lt. Henry C. Host, naval re serve representative here, is shown at left admin istering oath to Cornelius (Neal) T. Fartrick, Rich ard (Dick) Andrews, Jesse C. Bryan and James A llender, all of Wilmington. Bryan, Fartrick and Allender are members of the high school R.O.T.C. unit, of which Fartrick is the lieutenant-colonel in command. Fhoto, by Carolina Camera, was mad e aboard the FC-776 in the Cape Fear river harbor. GROCERY COSTS DUE TO DECLINE Nation’s Food Supplies Indicate Drops In Prices — WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 — .(JP) — Barring a poor crop year, house wives and family breadwinners can look forward to a reduction this year in their grocery bills, ag riculture department officials pre dicted today. They said also that prices of many non-food items in the family budget must come down if the big volume of the nation’s 1947 in dustrial and agriculture production is to move into consumption and use. An official department report is sued today showed that farm prices on Feb. 15 were at substantially the same level as a month earlier. This is the way food officials size up the price outlook: The nation now has as large a supply of food as it has had in any February in history and slightly mofe than at this time last year. Furthermore, prospects point to an other bumper farm output this year. On the other hand, retail outlets are offering more non-food items— such as automobiles, refrigerators, household furnishings, etc.. — than a year ago. These items are com peting with food for about the (Continued on Page Two, Col. 1) BOYS SENTENCED INMURI RCASE Bridge - Playing Mothers Blamed By Attorney For Man’s Death YOUNGSTOWN, O., Feb. 28.—VP) —A roadside slaying which defense counsel partially attributed to “too many bridge playing mothers” re sulted today in a death sentence for one 16-year-old boy and a life term for his companion. A three-judge court voted unani mously to send Don Frohner to th^> electric chair but granted mercy to Arthur Chapman following their pleas of guilty and confessions to a first degree murder charge in the killing of William C. Spieth, 52. Spieth was blackjacked and shot near here Jan. 13 when he fought their attempt to steal his car. Defense attorneys, who announ ced they would appeal Frohner's death sentence, had pointed to “broken and distorted homes” as the cause of the crime. The boys’ signed confessions also outlined a plan to kidnap a schoolmate for $5,000 ransoms. “These kids are like the leopards who can’t change their spots,” Attorney David C. Hayes told the court yesterday. “I know what’s wrong and so do you gentlemen. Too damn many bridge-playing mothers. Too damn, many cold suppers for son and father to come home to. Too much afternoon and evening drinking.” Frohner’s mother, Mrs. T. G. Frohner, burst into sobs when she heard the verdict and collapsed with the words: ‘‘Oh, No, not my boy.” Mrs. Francis Hawk of New Castle, Pa., Chapman’s mother, testified her drinking caused the boy’s downfall. The father told the court the boy was an ‘‘unwanted” baby when he was conceived._ The Weather FORECAST South Carolina — Cloudy with occa sional rain, not much temperature change Saturday and Saturday night; Sunday partly cloudy and colder. North Carolina — Cloudy Saturday and Sunday, occasional light rain Saturday i night, probably mixed with snow in west and north portions; Sunday part ly cloudy, light rain in east portion Sunday morning; not much temperature. change Saturday, colder Sunday. (By U. S. Weather Bureau) Meteorological data for the 24 hours ending 7:30 p.m. yesterday. Temperatures 1:30 a.m. 38; 7:30 a.m. 36; 1:30 p.m. 43; 7:30 p.m. 42. Maximum 45; Minimum 31; Mean 38. : Normal 50. Humidity 1:30 a.m. 32; 7:30 a m. 39; 1:30 p.m. 61; 7:30 p.m. 62. Precipitation Total for 24 hours ending 7:30 p.m.— 0.00 inches. 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 Wilmington _ 4:25 a.m. 11:52 a.m. 4:47 p.m. - p.m. Masonboro Inlet_ 2:07 a m. 8:41 a.m. 2:32 p.m. 8:53 p.m. Sunrise 6:41: Sunset 6:08; Moonrise 12:15 p.m.; Moonset 2:13 a.m. River stage at Fayetteville, N. C. at 8 a.m., Friday, 12.0 feet. HOOVER DEMANDS FOOD REPAYMENT Advises Foreign Relief Spending Be Held To Minimum WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 — (U.R) — Warning that American resources are not unlimited, former Presi dent Herbert Hoover advised Con gress today to cut foreign relief spending to an absolute minimum and to take Europe's needy nations off the charity rolls by insisting on prompt repayment for future aid. Fresh from a three-week food survey of Germany for President Truman, Mr. Hoover told a warm ly-approving house foreign affairs committee that it is in the interest of the United States and the en tire world for Congress to ‘stop, look and listen” before approving further relief grants. The 71 - year-old relief authority emphasized that he favored con tinued help to those war-ravaged countries which need it, but that the whole world would be af fected if this country overstrained its resources. He said the United St’ates al ready has given $5,000,000,000 t o $6,000,000,000 to help fight starva tion overseas since the war ended and that a top ceiling of $1,200, 000,000 to $1,500,000,000 should be imposed on relief spending for the 1948 fiscal year. That money, he said, should be regarded as a loan to be used only for food, medicines, seeds and fer tilizers, and he said not a dollar should go to countries which main tain large standing armies instead of putting their manpower to work raising food. He said repayment should be made either to the lending nation or preferably to a fund to be es tablished by the United Nations fo’- future famine elief. WEATHERMAN SAYS WARMER WEATHER PLUS RAIN DUE With a low of 38 degrees predict ed for early morning, Paul Hass, Wilmington weather observer, said that the mercury. is due to rise today to about 52 degrees, slightly warmer than yesterday. Occassional rain is also predict ed for today. There will be very little wind, Hess said. Truman Denies Making Any Rent Control Deal WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.— (/P) — President Truman reaffirmed his stand f°r continued rent control to day but left in doubt whether he will approve or veto the proposed 10 per cent increase. He denied vigorously, however, making any “deal” with Senator Hawkes (R.-N. J.) by which he would accept the 10 per cent boost in return for continuation of the controls themselves, telling his news conference he makes no deals with anyone and acts on legislation strictly on its merits as it comes to him from congress. The President’s comment was sought in view of the bill approved I by a senate banking subcommittee continuing the controls now due to expire June 30, permiting a general 10 per cent ceiling increase and exempting new houses and apart ments from ceilings. The chief executive said firmly he had stated his position on rent control on four different occasions and that it has not changed. He apparently referred to messages to congress and previous news con ferences. In these he has called for con tinued cont'ols but has declared .hat the matter of a general in crease is one lor congress to de cide. BAR ASSOCIATION ELECTS OFFICERS Southport Attorney Will Head Eighth District Group Joe Ruark, of Southport, was elected president of the Eight District Bar Association last night, to succeed Aaron Goldberg, of Wil mington. Other officers named, at a sup per meeting at Miss Janie’s place on Masonboro Sound, included. Dwight McEwen, secre t a r y treasurer, and Louis Poisson, coun sellor, both of Wilmington. Judge J. J. Burney had been scheduled to address the meeting. However, he was unable to attend because of out-of-town business, it was announced. The meeting was attended by some 45 attorneys from White ville, Southport and Burgaw, which comprise the Eight District. It was the first meeting of the association since before the last war. APPEALSOUNDED TO CAST BALLOT Red Cross Sanatorium, Inc., Executive Board Issues Report The executive committee of the Wilmington Red Cross Sanatorium has called upon all qualified free holders of the city and county to register for the special election to be held for the construction of a sanatorium. The election has been set for March 25. First registration date will be tomorrow. The registrar’s books will also be open March 8-15. The complete statement of the organization follows: The Board of County Com missioners having issued a call for a special election to be held March 25, 1947, for the purpose of determining the will of the people relative to erecting and maintain ing a sanatorium for treatment of tubercular patients, we are of the opinion that it would be well to acquaint the voting public with facts showing the necessity of such a county sanatorium. Financial Review As stated in the official call, the sum of $100,000 is to be withdrawn from a sum formerly added to the Capital Reserve Fund, and this withdrawal sum is to be used for the erection of a County Tubercu lar Sanatorium. As this money is now in hand, no bond issue will be required and no additional tax levy will be nec essary. The county commissioners are merely asking to be author ized to spend this money for the erection of a sanatorium. In order to make sure there will be sufficient funds in hand to maintain this institution, the coun ty commissioners are also re questing the right to levy a tax (Continued On Page Two; Col. 7) U.S. CONSIDERING PLAN TO BOLSTER BRITAIN IN GREECE; COUNCIL SEEKS NEW POWERS Cases Of Two Ex-Policemen Are Reviewed City’s Governing Board 'Unable To Suspend Or Dismiss Men THOMPSONCAPTAIN Resolution Asks Changes In Civil Service Commission Cases of alleged misconduct on the part of two former members of the Wilmington police depart ment and the subsequent inabil ity of the governing body of the city to suspend or dismiss the two officers due to lack of author ity were cited in a resolution adopted by the city council at. a recent session and released yesterday. In asking for an amendment to the act in order that the govern ing body of the city might have the power to appoint the chiefs of the police and fire departments from within or without the de partments with the appointment not subjected to the approval of the civil service commission, the council, through the resolution, di rected that copies of the request for amendments be forwarded to Senator Alton A. Lennon and Representative R. M. Kerrnon. The resolution asserted that for the best interest of the city the See Page Three For Full Resolution right to suspend members of the department for 30 days should revert to the council. The authority of the com mission to reject any and all names submitted to the body by the city council was pointed to as one instance where the commis sion has the power to determine all promotions and demotions without regard to the wishes of the governing body of the city. The two former officers cited in the resolution were G. C. Looney, who was charged with assault, with cursing a waitress and w’ith being intoxicated on duty, and C. J. Hinson, who was cited for 'as sault on six different occasions (Continued On Page Two; Col. 2) GALLOWAY NAMED FOR STATE POST Local American Legion Of ficial Endorsed For State Commander Ray Galloway, executive di rector and adjutant of Wilming ton Post Number 10 of the Ameri can Legion, was last night endors ed for state commander of the Le gion by Joe S. Mann, Whiteville, Seventh District commander. The action came at a meeting of Voitre 245 of the local Forty and Eight chapter, with the unit also adding its endorsement of Gallo way as the Seventh District’s nom inee for the position. Previous to last night’s meeting, he had already been endorsed by the executive committee of the lo cal post. Galloway is state vice-command er of the Legion and past district commander of the 16th district, lo cated in Mecklenburg county. Action of the local post on the nomination of Galloway for state position is expected at a later meet ing_ Along The Cape Fear FAMOUS VISITORS—A reader happened to remark to us recently that it was his firm belief that no community in the entire south could boast more famous visitors than the 'ort City. Off we raced to the reference books and a quick survey o< the same led us to believe that the gentleman is just about right in his contention. Statesmen,, popular heroes, 1 artists, educators, financial ty coons,. actors, musicians, athletes, or as a matter of fact you pick any particular profession or trade and we will do our best to compile a list for you. Since all things must have a be ginning, we decided to take presi dents of the United States. As one good reason for selecting pres idents to start on we might cite the fact that there’s only 32 of them to contend while in any other field the list could go on and on at great length. * * MAJOR DECISION—At present we ar torn between devoting the column today to either Washing ton or Taft. Washington, the Father of Our Country, is no newcomer to Along The Csjpe Fear. You might recall that in our efforts to revive the Feast of the Pirates, we recounted at no end the adventures of George during the pageant held in connection with the famous event held here. So since Washington has been cited before, we will devote our attention to Mr. William Howard Taft, the twenty-sixth president of the United States and father of Senator Taft who is one of the big guns of the GOP at this writ ing. ' * * * ROYAL WELCOME—President Taft was the guest of Wilmington on November 9, 1909. Entertaining this distinguished visitor as host was James Sprunt at his home at Front and Nun streets. It was at Third and Market that President Taft was greeted by a large delegation of school children who turned out to meet the portly gentleman. Included in the entertainment .here for President Taft was & voyage on the Cape Fear aboard the famous Seminole. 1 (Continued on Page Two; Col. City Council Spikes Truck Lane Proposal Notification of the action taken at yesterday’s special session of the city council in rejecting the Seventh street traffic artery as proposed by the State Highway commission will be forwarded to that body as soon as the communi cation is drawn, according to City Manager J. R. Benson late yester day. A survey, to be conducted for the purpose of establishing the best route, possibly by-passing the city, will then get underway, he said. Over 500 local residents, for the most part property owners on Seventh street, crowded city hall for the hearing which had been called by Mayor W. Ronald Lane following the state highway com mission recommendation presented to the city council last week by Commission Chairman A. H. Gra ham. He proposed the Seventh street route as a main traffic art ery of the city, and pointed out the belief of his department that this route was a safer one than Third street, which now bears the brunt of traffic through the town. A petition bearing 731 names of community residents opposing the state proposed artery was present ed to the council at the session. In addition to the petition, numerous speakers appeared against the Seventh street artery and in sup port of a survey pointing toward an around the town route. The petition, in addition to call ing attention to the fire hazard of Seventh street, stressed the danger to school children which would prevail should the state proposal be adopted by the city. Harry M. Solomon reported that a recent check showed that 865 children crossed the street at six different intersections during a 30-minute period one morning. (Continued On Page Two; Col. 8) RUSSIAN CHARGES DENIED BY Y Bitter Disagreement Flares Over Occupation Policy In Germany BERLIN, Feb. 28. —(/Pi— Bit ter disagreement between the An glo-American and Soviet military governments burst into the open again today, 10 days before the meeting of the foreign ministers’ council at Moscow to consider terms of thef peace with Germany. Provoked by public Russian al legation that the Potsdam agree ment was violated in the economic merger of the American and Brit ish occupation zones, Lt. Gen. Lu cius D. Clay and Air Chief Marsh all Sir Sholto Douglas, heads of the United States and British mili tary governments, sharply denied the charges and, in turn, accused the Russians of blocking unifica tion of Germany. Clay charged further that the Russians had created a foreign monopoly in their zone by seizing ownership of one-third of its re maining industry. He declared they had consistently refused to share the resources of their rich zone with the remainder of the country, while American and British tax payers had to supply huge sums to feed western Germany. Douglas accused the Soviets ox sabotaging four-power plans for reparations and holding down Ger man industrial production by fail ing to agree to economic unifica tion of all Germany. The British military governor charged that the Soviet governor, Marshal Vassily D. Sokolovsky, in making “illusory accusations” against the western powers, was attempting to “prejudice the public mind” in advance of the Moscow conferences. Clay, U. S. military governor designate for Germany, also as serted that the Soviet Union was taking large deliveries from cur rent production in eastern Ger many without making any return. British and American zones in western Germany were joined economically in a move towards economic unification of all Ger many as envisaged in the Pots dam provisions, the American com mander said. All other zones were invited to participate in the mer ger under the same terms and con ditions, but the offer was not ac cepted, he added. "It is difficult to understand even now why the Soviet military gov ernment did not accept this of fer if it is so desirous of an econ omic unity which will permit im provement of conditions in Ger many.” STAR-NEWS SALUTES NOW AVAILABLE TO READERS IN AREA In answer to numerous re quests by listeners, the Star News is making available scripts of the current salute to Southeastern counties being broadcast each Sunday over WMFD. The scripts, written and pre sented %y Ben McDonald, on the weekly Star-Newsreel de scribes the home areas serv ed by the Star-News, in both the present and past tense. A letter to the offices of the paper requesting the script of your choice will be answered by return mail. END OF CONTROL OVER LUMBER SET FOR MARCH 31 WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.—(/P) —The office of temporary con trols said today that most gov ernment controls over produc tion of lumber, soft wood, plywood, hardwood flooring and mill work will be lifted March 31. CPA said lifting of the pro duction controls resulted from “general improvement” in the lumber supply. SOLONSMSAGREE ON BUGGS ISLAND House Delays Vote On Bill To Outlaw Fireworks At Request RALEIGH, Feb. 28. —UP)— The Buggs Island flood control and power project, chiefly affecting Vance, Warren and Granville counties in this state, claimed chief legislative attention today and committees balked at least tem porary on a joint resolution pledg ing North Carolina cooperation in the venture. Proponents of the resolution told the joint committees on inter-state and federal relations that the Buggs Island project would protect thou sands of acres of the lower Roa noke river valley from devasting floods and that power generated would lead to extensive industrial development in northeastern North Carolina. Decision to build the dam al ready has been made, they argued. The opponents, however, assert ed that the question of building the dam has not been settled, and the resolution would have the effect of placing the general assembly’s stamp of approval on what they contended is ‘‘a highly controvers ial issue.” While they conceded that those living below the dam would be benefited by the project, they argu ed that those living above the dam would be damaged because of in undated farm lands. Congress already has appropriat ed 4 1-2 million dollars for the project, estimated to cost 57 mil lion. Preliminary work already is under way. Although the resolution was heard jointly, the house committee on in-, terstate and federal relations de ferred its vote until next Wednes day, while the senate committee got nowhere with a brief series of motions, the first to vote the reso lution without prejudice and an other to stamp it unfavorable. The first senate motion was voted down and the other was ruled out of or der since the senate was in formal session at the time it was made. The joint committee heard super ior .Tudge W. H. S. Burgwyn, chair man of the Roanoke River flood control committee, assert that the resolution was introduced for no other reason than to provide rec reational facilities in the affected areas, and that decision to build the project already has been made. Quick to oppose the measure was W. L. Long of Warrenton, vice president and general manager of the Tungsten Mining corporation of Vance county. He said his mines contained the largest commercial deposits of tungsten in-North Amer ica, and there was no telling what (Continued On Page Two; Col. 1) | Friendship Or Romance Poses $400,000 Query ST. LOUIS, Feb. 28. —(£■>— Mrs. Beulah Greenwalt Walcher, Army nurse heroine of Bataan and Cor regidor, filed suit in circuit court here today for $400,000 damages against Loew’s Inc., exhibitors of the motion picture, “They Were Expendable,” alleging she was made the “so-called live interest” in the film without her knowledge or consent. The former Licking, Mo., nurse alleged the motion picture through characters called “Sandy” and “Rusty” portrayed as a romance her friendship with Lt. Robert Boll ing Kelly of the famed motor tor pedo boat squadron 3. As Lt. Beulah Greenwalt she was awarded the bronze star medal for meritorious achievement under fire, and was held prisoner by the Japanese for 33 months. She was married last June to Capt. Bruce Walcher of Witt, 111., a survivor of the Bataan death march. They now reside in Denver. Expansion Of Soviet Power Is At Stake Middle East Threatened By Great Britain’s Shaky Position LEADERS CONFER American Move Would Be Expected To Produce Implications WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 — (.U.R) — The United States is considering a momentous decision to bulwark Britain’s tottering position in Greece with money and military materiel to halt a feared expan sion of Russian power across the middle east into Asia, it was learned today. The urgency of the situation was laid before a delegation of congressional leaders by President Truman and Secretary of State George C. Marshall a t a secret White House conference yester day. In effect, the President and Marshall warned that the British stand in Greece must be main tained at all costs and that Bri tain, beset by economic troubles at home and along her far line of empire, cannot hold on alone for more than another month or two. To prevent a British collapse which would unsettle the whole shaky balance ot power in the middle east, they are understood to have informed the congression al delegation that the United States must assume the bulk of Britain’s commitments in Greece, even at the risk of a serious rift with Russia. It was emphasized that no American troops would be sent to Greece to replace the 10,000 Bri tish soldiers there, but that Mr. Truman and Marshall wanted U. S. military equipment and supplies for the Greek army and substantial economic aid for the Greek people. Early this week senate Republi (Continued On Page Two; Col. 5) SPEED RECORDS SET BY PLANES Army Fighter Ships Fly Non-Stop To Mark New Feats _—-i NEW YORK, Feb. 28.—UP)—'Two airplanes fireballed into La Guard ia field today, eclipsing speed and distance marks—the Betty Jo, sleek P-32 fighter, arriving from Honolulu, and a P-51 piloted by Paul Mantz, veteran flyer, whiz zing in from California. Betty Jo, the army’s twin engined fighter, covered nearly 5, 000 miles over land and sea in its non-stop, 14-hour and 33 minute flight. Lt. Col. Robert E. Thacker of El Centro, Calif., the pilot, mini mized the 4,978-mile flight, longest distance ever flown by a fighter plane, but he said it had proved that fighters could make long dis tance escort trips. "There was nothing heroic about it,” he told newsmen as he rub bed his tired eyes. “There was nothing to it. Please don’t make a hero out of me.” A few hours after the Betty Jo completed its flight, Paul Mantz sped into La Guardia field from Burbank, Calif., in a P-51 fighter plane, setting a new non-stop transcontinental speed record of six hours, seven minutes and five seconds for tingle-engined, pro peller-driven planes. Mantz, Bendix race winner last year, said he had averaged about 475 miles an hour, and added: "I lost 40 minutes trying to find New York. After all, I’m only a country boy.” The Betty Jo’s flight marked the first spectacular army air forces feat since last Oct. 6 when the superfortress Pacusan Dreamboat (Continued On Page Two; Col. 1) And So To Bed The two marines stood in con versation yesterday at the courthouse corner of the inter section of Third ahd Market streets. 'I’ve got to step in here a minute,” said one of the marines, indicating the court house entrance, “and see if » message has been left for me.” “What do you mean — mes sage?” asked his companion. Why would you be getting a message at the courthouse?” “Simple,” replied the other. - “Ed said if he could manage to stay over for the week-end, he’d leave a note for me on that public bulletin board yon der by Itoe door. We’ve been corresponding' with each other that way for weeks.”