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These veterans of the Philippines campaign ea rly in the war — some captured at Corregidor,
others survivors of Bataan have been caUed to Washington to testify against Navy Lieutenant Com
mander Edward N. Little at a court martial on charges of complicity in mistreatment of American
fello»V'-captives in Japanese prison camps. Left to right, they are: Seated—Marine Sergeant Ray
H. Barnes of Frisco, Texas, stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif.; Army Recruiting Sergeant J. C.
Strickland of Greenville, S. O.; Chief Pharmacist’s Mate Floyd C. Rapp of Bremerton, Wash.; and
armv Recruiting Sergeant Creston Rowland of Raleigh, N. C., on duty at Wilmington, N. C.; Stand
ing—Army Sergeant Wiley J. Dessauer of Tucson, Arizona: Chief Gunner’s Mate James O. Wise of
San Diego, Calif.; Army Staff Sergeant Louis Mendoza of Deming, New Mexico, stationed at El
Paso. Tex.; and Chief Commissary Steward Harley R. Moon of Raymondville, Tex., on dutv at the
Corpus Christi Naval Air Base. Lt. Comdr. Little, who received the Silver Star for bravery' on Ba
taan, lists Tucson, Ariz., and Decatur, Illinois, as home addresses.
Trask Indicates Change
In Airport Management
Star-News Staff Writer
The possibility of the management of Bluethenthal air
port being returned to an airport committee, under the
jurisdiction of the New Hanover Board of County Com
missioners, was indicated last night when George Trask,
commissioner, said he favored such a change of policy. The
statement by Trask was made shortly after three members
of the Wilmington-New Hanover Airport authority resigned
yesterday in a surprise movement.
by err/ GROUP
Legislators Meet With Fire,
Police Committees On
CSC Changes
“In accord” was the only re
port released following a two and
one-hali hour discussion last night
by City Manager J. R. Benson and
committees from the police and
fire departments on proposed
changes in the Civil Service com
mission regulations.
Reporters were barred from the
council chamber where the goup
met with Senator Alton B. Len
non and Representative Robert
Benson’s statement following the
meeting was simply: t
"The committees and City Man
ner reached a tentative agree
ment noon the proposed amend
ments and a biii will be drafted
in accordance with the agree
ment for final approval of the
two committees and the governing
body of the city, at which time it
will be made public.”
Lennon and Kermon had been
asked to meet with the commit
tees to discuss the resolution
which had been adopted by the
city council at a meeting on Feb.
28, but Benson said “the legisla
tors had nothing to say, but listen
ed and knew that the group was in
complete harmony.”
Benson repeated that no state
ment would be made other than
that these changes tVould not re
*Continued on Page Two, Col. 2)
Truman Says Mexican
Trip May Bring Others
WASHINGTON, March 8.—(/P)—
President Truman's whirlwind visit
Mexico City this week may set
’he pattern for future good-wili
missions in the Western hemi
sphere and stimulate trade below
me border.
His visit, he told one gathering
newspapermen, may be followed
by calls on “several other” Latin
American nations. Previously, he
had expressed a desire to visit
The international emergency
■'■hich brought a postponement Fri
day of plans to cruise the Carib
bean and call at Puerto Rican.
Cuban and Virgin Island ports did
>iot banish the desire to make othei
good-win missions."
College President
Dies In Louisburg
louisburg. n. c.. March. 8.
~ ‘-d’1 — Dr. Waiter Patten, presi
, ‘ of Louisbuig college, died
•mddenly late this afternoon of a
'eart attack. Dr. Patten, an im
portant figure in North Carolina
•ongious circles, is survived by
widow: three sons, Paul R.
d'ten of Mount Olive. Lawrence
• ha le‘! °f San Antonio, Texas, and
1 Rev. Brooks Patten of Sted
•an. two daughters. Mrs. William
of Bristol, Tenn., and
•I®-. Kempton Jones of Roch
jj1.1 Y.; two brothers,
w RaUen of New York and
Fla IU§|nn Patten oi Palm Harbor.
i A and two sisters, Mrs. Faison
, i ;;or oik and Mrs. H. J. Pope
1 M°unt olive.
However the sudden resignation
of the three members came only
as a partial surprise to Wilming
tonians who have followed the
drama which has unfolded in the
past weeks as the authority at
tempted to gain county support in
improving Bluethenthal airport.
The surprising element was that
the members jumped the gun, and
took their hands out of the airport
fire before the joint authority-com
missioners meeting slated for next
But, the resignations have been
expected for some time, as au
thority members have openly de
clared they lacked any power to
do the things the board had been
set up to do originally.
Last night, Hamilton Hicks, sole
remaining member of the authority
after its chairman Albert Perry
and Lenox Cooper and Hargrove
Bellamy tendered their resigna
tions yesterday afternoon, said,
“I have no comment to make.”
He declined to say whether he
would or would not follow his
former board members’ path.
Until Hicks resigns, there is an
authority, and while there is an
authority, the employes at Blue
thenthal field have a job. They
were hired by the authority, and
unless Hicks resigns, the next
move' is up to the county, it was
Along these lines, Trask, last
night said he was in favor of re
turning the operation of Bluethen
thal to the commission’s airport
committee, consisting of Harry
Gardner, James Hall, and chair
man Addison Hewlett. Asked if he
meant the management of the
field, he replied, “Yes.”
“I believe the country could
save from five to ten thousand
dollars a year, if the committee
runs things at the airport,” Trask
told the Star-News, “we've spent
too much money for management,
and too little for actual work.”
Asked how the county would
save money. Trask replied: “Well,
I understand they have a manager
who draws a salary of $4,200 a
J-esse Parker is the present man
ager of Bluethenthal, and has five
employes ' working under him, all
of whom were given their jobs
by the airport authority, it was
■ Trask declined to say who would
manage Bluethenthal if the air
port committee took over the oper
(Continued on Page Two, Col. 2)
Wilmington Man To Testify
In Washington Atrocity
Charge Trial
Wilmington Star-News
Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, March 8—Press
and public were barred today
from the +'-ial of Lieutenant Com
mander Edward N. Little, a Ba
taan veteran who is facing a Navy
court martial on charges of alleg
ed complicity in mistreatment of
comrades in Japanese prison
After two days of debate, during
which the issue was passed up to
the Secretary of the Navy and
back again, the court martial de
cided today not to let the public
hear the testimony to be given
by about 50 of Little’s former fel
Among them are two North Car
olianians army recruiting sergeant
Creston Rowland of Raleigh, sta
tioned at Wilmington, and his
cousin, former corporal Cohen
Rowland of Route one. Varina.
First witnesses, including Ches
ton Rowland, are expected to go
on the stand Monday. They bad
been scheduled to talk this week
! but the debate over closing the
I courtroom caused the delay.
Two Killed In Plane
Crash At Burlington
—(JP)— Two persons were instant
ly killed and another was slightly
injured when a twin-engined Ces
sna plane belonging to the Haw
thorne Flying Service of Greens
boro crashed approximately 18
miles north of here off the Reids
ville highway on the Alamance
Caswell county line near 1 o'clock
this morning.
The dead are Frank Shreiner of
Greensboro, a pilot of the flying
service who was at the controls
when the crash occurred, and
Miss Margaret Jo Brock, whose
add ess was given as Farmington,
in Dav.e county near Winston
Star-News To Salute
Bladen County Today
In the fifth of a series of Sun
day radio visits by the Sunday
Star-Newsreel Bladen will be salut
The program is written directed
and narrated by Ben McDonald,
Star-News round the town re
porter, and will describe the in
dustries agriculture, history and
present potentialities for iuture
Featured soloist will be Louis
Vought of Elizabethtown, who will
be accompanied by Mrs. Denham.
1847 Red Cross Fund
Drive Hi t ting Stride
The 1947 Fund campaign of the
Wilmington Chapter, American Red
Cross began to hit it’s stride dur
ing the past ,two days, passing its
half way mark last night with $11,
043 76 contributed.
Over half the original quota ot
S21.253 has been contributed, ac
cording to Co-chairmen C. S. Cars
well and N A. Avera who express
ed the belief last night that all
divisions of the campaign will re
port quotas being met before the
week is over.
The local campaign opened last
Monday and is scheduled to close
Friday. Avera said that ‘ if the
campaign continues on its present
tempo, the goal will be met be
fore the closing date.”
The advanced gifts group and the
railroad division have reached ap
proximately 75 per cent of their
Biggest spurt in the drive during i
the week was the downtown|
division, headed by Hal Love, re
porting $577.50 of a S900 soliciation
The residential division headed
by Mrs. Lester VV. Preston, report
ing approximately one third of its
goal, and the public employes' di
vision headed by H. R. Emory
with roughly 55 per cent of its goal
collected were other leaders in the
county-wide campaign.
There had been no report from
the county or Negro divisions, the
co-chairmen said, but said that in
dications now are that they are
doing well and are expected tc
respond favorably by Monday.
Still lagging are the industrial,
commercial and public service di
visions, according to officials, and
these groups are handicapped by
organization of employe-soliciation
in our industrial plants which re
quires a longer time to get started
(Continued on Page Two. Col. 5)
For Parley
Truman Will Probably An
nounce Procedure For
Dealing With Greece
Congressmen Withhold
Comment On What Should
Be Done With Appeal
WASHINGTON, March 8—!A>)—
Rumblings of a prospective his
toric debate over America’s role
in southern Europe sounded today
as the administration gathered
last-minute reports on Britain’s
position in preparation for a Mon
day showdown on its course.
Worn from the White House was
that President Truman probably
will announce then, after a confer
ence with 15 congressional lead
ers, his procedure for dealing
with the Greek situation — per
haps a message to a joint session
of congress or a radio broadcast to
the nation.
Arrangements were made for
the entire senate Republican mem
bership to hear a report on the
international developments Mon
day night from Senator Vanden
berg (R-Mich), chairman of the
foreign relations committee and
GOP leader on international mat
In advance of the Monday meet
ing at the White H .use, most con
gressmen withheld comment on
what ought or ought not to be
done in the face of Greece’s ap
peal for aid and impoverished
Britain’s prospective retrenchment.
Among these was Senator Taft
(R-Ohiol, chairman of the GOP
policy committee who arranged
the party’s senatorial conference.
On the other side, Lewis W.
Douglas, ambassador to Britain,
said that “the position and wel
fare of Britain and the British
Commonwealth of Nations is no
less significant to the vital nation
al interests of the United States
during these critical times than
they were during the war.” He
conferred with the president and
announced plans to sail next Sat
In addition to aid for Greece —
with its indirect assistance to Tur
key — many diplomats and con
gressmen expected Mr. Truman to
ask for a direct American prop un
der Turkey.
That idea drew its background
from the fact that Turkish economy
is under heavy strain supporting
an army which has been on a vir
tual war footing since the outbreak
of European hostilities.
Some reports indicated the Turks
had as much as 85 percent of their
available manpower backing up
their northern border against Rus
sian demands for a strategic posi
tion on the Dardanelles.
Most of the talk about Turkey
(Contlnued^on Page Two, Col. 1)
Senate Group Votes 10-3
To Continue Sugar Ration
WASHINGTON, March, 8. — OP)
— Another year of rationing and
price Ceilings on sugar was rec
commended by the Senate Bank
ing committee today on a 10 to
3 vote. The committee proposed
that the Department of Agriculture
lake over the job from OPA.
Four Republicans and six Demo
crats on the Senate Banking com
mittee voted to extend sugar con
trols until March 31, 1948. Three
Republicans voted no.
Committee witnesses have pre
dicted that retail sugar might
jump to 30 or 40 cents a pound
if controls were allowed to ex
Retail prices now range from 8
to 9 cents. Acting chairman Flan
ders (R-VT) told reporters that
secretary of agriculture Ander
son had told the committee rhat
supplies will be large enough to
assure that housewives can buy
the full 35 pounds per ration book
this year—10 more pounds per
person than last year—if controls
were extended.
Flanders also noted that under
the extension bill the secretary of
agriculture must remove the con
trols if he finds that domestic
and world supplies of sugar will
permit this at anytime during the
next 12 months.
“We are working against a
deadline on this,” Flanders said be
cause wartime rationing authority
will expire at the end of this
month unless extended.
Republican congressional leaders
have the sugar control bill near
the top of their legislative work
li st.
The committee action today
brought another split in Republican
ranks and came after a closed
door session which senaturs pre
sent described as “very argu
mentative at times.”
The three Republican votes
against the bill were cast by
Senators Bricker of Ohio. Buck
of Delaware and McCarthy of
Voting for the extension were
Senators Flanders Tobey (R-NH),
Capehart (R-Ind), Cain (R-Wash),
Wagner (D-NY). Maybank (D-SC)
Sparkman (D-Ala), Fulbright (D
Ark), Taylor (O-Idaho), and
Robertson (D-Va).
Support for the extension of con
trols came from government of
ficial* and numerous trade rep
resentatives of sugar retiners,
bakers, candy manufacturers and
small bottling works.
Opponents complained that the
system of allocating sugar on a
basis of past use tended to create
monopolies that prevented entry of
new business or expansions among
industrial users.
Marshall Declares United
States Wants Iron-Clad
Peace Guarantee
BERLIN, March 8.—M3)—Secre
tary of State George C. Marshall
indicated today that a prime Amer
ican objective in Moscow will be
adoption of a four-power pact
against Germany in order to give
an iron-claR guarantee ot the world
that the United States intends to
maintain her responsibilities in
He emphasized at a news con
ference that* such a treaty would
provide a political framework with
in. which the Untied States, Brit
ain, France and Russia might
develop the final peace pact with
Germany. It would clear away
many of the difficulties now block
ing allietd peace settlements for
Germany and Austria, he haid.
He stressed strongly the need for
such a pact, which James F.
Byrnes, former Secretary of State,
proposed originally tor a za-year
period. Marshall recalled that So
viet Foreign Minister V. M. Molo
tov suggested informally later that
the period be extended to 40 years.
Saying that considerable doubt
remained in Europe about the dura
bility of American foreign policy
and willingness to maintain respon
sibilities in Europe, Marshall de
clared adoption of a 40-year pact
would prove to the world that the
United States intended to continue
her present role as an active parti
cipant in European affairs.
He attached importance to such
a treaty in guaranteeing that Ger
many would not rearm and insur
ing immediate joint action against
Germany in case the need ever
The American secretary plans to
leave tomorrow morning for Mos
cow where the Four-Power foreign
ministers’ conference will take up
on Monday the peace treaties for
Austria and Germany.
Parish Services Set;
Friday Interview Cited
Funeral serv
ices for Philip
J. Parish, former
police sergeant of
the Wilmington
police force who
■ was found dead
j 100 yards off
! lonely Communi
| ty Drive, Green
: field Park Fri
j d a y afternoon
i will be held from
the Temple Bap
tist church tomorrow aiternoon at
three o’clock.
John Ward of Ward’s Funeral
home said the body will lie in
state at the church tomorrow aft
ernoon from 1 to 3 o'clock.
The Rev. W. J. Stephenson, pas
tor of the church will officiate and
burial will follow in the Oakdale
cemetery. Wilmington Lodge 319,
AF and AM will render Masonic
Honorary pallbearers will be the
Drum and Bugle corps of the Su
dan Temple, Parish's fellow work
ers of the police department, City
Manager J. R. Benson, W. Thomas
Brown and Dr. James F. Robert
Parish who was named to suc
ceed former Chief Charles H.
Cesteen as head of the local po
lice department, had been in ill
health prior to his death Friday.
His doctors said he had been suf
fering from a nervous condition,
and he had returned to his home,
1764, Carolina avenue, from James
Walker Memorial hospital where
he had beer a patient.
He is survived by his mother,
Mrs. A. R. Parish. Sr., his wife
Mrs. Ethel George Parish and a
daughter Sara Beth.
Two brothers, Bradle/ of the
iU. S. Army and A. R., a police
'officer here, also survive.
Star-News Staff Writer
The news of the death of Police
Sergeant Phil J. Parish came as
a shock to this reporter Friday
night since I had talked to him
by telephone at 1 o’clock that
His daughter answered the tele
phone and she seemed in high
spirits indicating that the family
was not depressed over any im
pending unhappiness.
She called her “daddy” to the
phone, and he spoke pleasantly and
seemingly without worry.
When asked how he felt, Parish
replied, “I feel alright, but I’m
a little weak from being in bed s°
long. I guess I’ll feel better after
staying up a little while.”
His voice and manner were per
fectly normal, and in remembering
this, it doesn’t seem possible that
such a thing could have happened.
.tie talked ireeiy about ms re
turn to his duties, and actually be
came emphatic when asked if he
entertained any doubt concerning
his return to the post of chief.
“I sure am coming back to work,
and I expect to about the middle
of next week.”
‘‘The doctor is coming this af
ternoon to give me the report on
my condition, and I don’t think it
will be more than three or four
days before I’ll be ready for my
Parish was anxious for the men
of the department to know that he
appreciated the wa.v his duties were
being taken care of in his absence.
To my knowledge, he didn't ex
tend his appreciation after he made
this statement, so this opportunity
will be taken to inform the men
of the Wilmington police, that Phil
was sincerely pleased and grate
ful for the cooperation he had re
j ceived.
[(Continued on Page Two; Col, S)
Russia’s Plan May Break
Deadlock Of Great Powers
MOSCOW, March 8.— (AP)—Belief was strengthened
in the Russian capital tonight that the Soviet Union might
come forward with a plan for Germany that would be a
positive move towards breaking what appeared on the eve
of the big four foreign ministers’ conference to be a dead
lock between the great powers. This belief, it should be
added, came from Russian sources.
In contrast to the pessimism in
the American and British delega
tions over chances for success at
Moscow, there was a spirit of so
ber optimism among the Russians
over the prospect of arriving at
cone rete decisions. Definitely,
there was no pessimism among the
Soviet delegation.
Only one visiting foreign minis
ter was on hand tonight, Britain’s
Ernest Bevin, who was resting
from his cross-continent rail trip
at the British Embassy.
Bevin's first words at alighting
at Moscow’s White Russian station
“We shall spend the days ahead
of us in trying to make a sound
peace which will prevent any fu
ture aggression and let the whole
world live in security.”
Moscow’s foreign colony and its
many foreign visitors—more per
haps than at any one time since
the soldiers of Napoleon or the
hordes of Ghengis Khan swept over
the steppes—also recalled Deputy
Foreign Minister A. Y. Vishinsky’s
statement in welcoming Bevin that
he hoped the British secretary had
had plenty of sleep because after
March 10 he was not so sure.
Bevin’s colleagues of the confer
ence, of course, are as miles apart
tonight as some foreigners predict
they will be during the confer
United States Secretary of State
George C. Marshall was in Berlin,
awaiting a plane for Moscow to
Prance’s Georges Bidault was
rumbling across the western U.S.
S.R. by train on his way to the
capital which he was expected to
reach by noon tomorrow.
The Soviet union’s V. M. Molotov
was in Moscow, but beyond that, no
one knew where because he was
not at the station to meet Bevin
today and it was not probable that
he would show up for tomorrow’s
arrival of Marshall.
The foreign ministers, incidental
ly, in convening in Moscow tomor
row, will be getting here on Molo
tov’s birthday. He will be 57.
And while Molotov will be cele
brating his birthday and his col
leagues readying themselves and
their delegations for the days
ahead, here roughly are the aims
of each:
Russia—Demilitarization and de
nazification of Germany with re
moval of all possibility of Ger
many ever invading any country,
particularly Russia, again; repara
tions; a centralized Germany;
what is regarded by the Soviets as
a free trade union movement; pre
vention of what the Russians call
agile efforts of American and
British capitalists to gain profits in
j (Continued on Rage Two, Col. 7)
Shipping At Standstill In
Hampton Roads. And
Chesapeake Areas
NORFOLK. Va.. March 8—-(A1'—
Blinding snow, driven by winds of
gale force, brought shipping to a
standstill in the Hampton Roads
and lower Chesapeake Bay area
today and resulted in distress calls
from small craft disabled or
aground from Oregon inlet to Car
rituck beach.
The coast guard reported an un
identified fishing vessel aground
in the Oregon inlet, a tug, the
Baldrock, in distress off the Hog
island lighthouse, and a trawler,
the Cecil W., disabled near Car
rituck beach, N. C.
The Baldrock also radioed lor
help early this afternoon, report
ing heavy seas and rough weather.
Coast Guard stations in her vi
cinity were altered immediately
and stood by until the vessel re
ported improved conditions toward
Air-se-a rescue headquarters said
the coast guard cutter Speedwell
was standing by the Cecil W, but
had been unable to put a line
across because of heavy seas.
Other shipping in this area
promptly dropped anchor or re
mained docked as swirling snows
reduced visibility to zero.
The storm let-up, late in the
afternoon,resulted in an immedi
ate rush of busines sfor tugs and
pilots as stranded shipping again
got under way. __
Republicans Plan
Rent Issue Study
WASHINGTON. March 8—(At—
Party leaders called all 51 Re
publican senators today to meet
Monday night to decide, among
other things, whether they can get
together on the issue of rent con
The announcement came from
Senator Taft (R-Ohio) after a
meeting of the Senate Republican
Policy committee, which had been
called to consider what he called
a “wide difference of opinion"
over rent control extension.
Monday night's larger meeting,
he told reporters, will try to soli
dify Republican opinion on this,
as well as the related matter of
what to do about the dying Of
fice of Price Administration.
General Assembly Faces
Several Major Decisions
RALEIGH, N. C., March 3. —
(JP) — Although many major pro
blems remain to be settled, talk
of adjournment sine die was in the
air as the general assembly to
day for its 10th week of delibera
These unsettled issues include:
1— The medical care program,
including expansion of the univer
sity of North Carolina medical
school into a four-year insitution.
2— Teachers’ salaries.
3— The liquor issue, which dis
position of two bills calling for
statewide vote on prohibition and
more than 30 local bills on the
] subject.
4— A highway safety program,
which includes bills requiring fi
nancial responsibility of auto
mobile operatores, mandatory
semiannual inspection of automo
biles, reissuance of drivers’ licen
ses, and heavy penalty for viola
tion of traffic laws.
5—Labor legislation; including
a bill opposed by labor to outlaw
the closed shop and one favored
by labor providing for a 40-hour
maximum work week and a 40
cents minimum hourly wage'.
Debate on the issues of increas
ed pay for nearly 24,000 public
school teachers may be continued
when the biennial appropriations
measure is considered in the house
and senate. The joint appropria
tions committee completed its w'ork
on the bill Thursday by adding
S3,155,000 to make a total of $102,
418,430 available to pay the
teachers during the next biennium,
and bringing the total appropria
tions in the bill to $311,593,086.
Intension of some legislators to
attempt to increase the teachers
pay appropriation was strengthen
(Continued on Page Two: Col. 2)
20 Injured
As Military
Fight Band
Four Major Attacks Pro
ceeded By Earlier Raids
By Terrorists
Newsman Witnesses One
Assault As Car Is Shat
tered By Gunfire
JERUSALEM, Sunday, March 9.
—W—A British soldier and four
Jewish Extremists were killed and
at least 20 other persons were
wounded yesterday as violence
flared on a wide front inside the
tightly-cordoned military law zone
of Tel Aviv.
Wild shots cut power lines and
plunged part of Tel Aviv in dark
ness until exploding bombs ignited
a gasoline station and other small
buildings, sending up flames visible
for mites around. The Tel Aviv
battle lasted an hour and 15 min-,
The night’s four major attacks—
on citrus house, the Sarona Camp,
the Jaffa police headquarters and
another diversionary Jaffa assault
at an undisclosed point in the city—
were preceded by other , terrorist
raids earlier in the evening and in
the afternoon in Jerusalem, Haifa
and the boundary line between T*1
Aviv and Haifa.
three British soldiers were
wounded seriously by exploding
hand grenades thrown at a mili
tary patrol in the Jerusalem secur
ity zone near the Jewish Agency
building and the Goldsmith Of
ficers’ club building, blasted last
Saturday with a loss of 16 lives.
Two policemen were wounded by
an explosion at an army camp in
Haifa and three civilians were
wounded by gunfire when a group
of Jews attempted to storm a bar
bed wire barricade on the peri
meter of the Tel Aviv martial law
A newsman who witnessed th«
attack at Citrus House said a band
of terrorists launched their assault
at 9 p. m. (2 p. m., EST), hurling
explosives while others tried to
protect their bombadiers with a
neavy offensive of machinegun and
side arms fire.
The automibile in which th«
newsmen arrived at the scene wai
riddled with bullets, as were sev
eral- houses surrounding Citrus
House. Bombs fashiomd of gaso
line cans blew up two British
Armored cars and booby trails
made of steel helmets caused
When the heavy barrage was
lifted by the fleeing attackers and
the gunfire dwindled to an occa
sional burst of rifle fire, it was
determined that five persons had
been killed—one of the British de
fenders and four of the attackers.
The night attacks climaxed the
bloodiest day of violence since
the British clamped sections of
the Holy Land under tight martial
law a week ago. Earlier today at
least eight persons were wounded
in three outbreaks in Northern
Palestine. No fatalities were re
ported, however.
During the first phase of the
Sarona attack, a British constable
and an Arab policeman were
wounded by exploding grenades.
Guards at Ctirus House engaged
in gun battles with terrorists in
the streets. Nine Jews were re
ported officially to have been
wounded and hospitalized, t>ut it
was not determined whether they
were members of the attacking
band or residents of the area.
The outbreaks followed the inter
ception by British sailors of a
ship attempting to land 600 Jews
on Palestine soil in defiance of
British immigration restrictions.
An official announcement said
the ship, named Abril, was board
ed at noon off the port of Haifa.
Reliable Jewish sources said ap
proximately 600 would-be immi
grants were aboard.
Another immigrant ship was un
officially reported to be in Pales
tine waters, but this could not
be confirmed.
The Weather
Meteorological data for the 24 hours
ending 7:30 p.m. yesterday.
1:30 a.m. 41; 7:30 a.m. 43; 1:30 p m. 39;
7:30 p.m. 37.
Maximum 44; Minimum 35; Mean 40;
Normal 51.
1:30 a.m. 37; 7:30 a m. 98; 1:30 p.m. 78;
7:30 p.m. 78.
Total for 24 hours ending 7:30 p.m. —
0.31 Inches.
Total since the first of the month —
2.16 inches.
(From the Tide Tables published by U«
S. Coast and Geodetic Survey),
Wilmington 11:41 a.m. 6:20 a.m.
-p.m. 6:40 p.m.
Masonboro Inlet 9:25 a.m. 3:14 a.m.
9:52 p.m. 3:32 p.m.
Sunrise 6:30; Sunset 6:15: Moonrise 9:04
p.m. Moonset 8:09 a.m.
River stage at Fayetteville, N. C. at 8
a.m. Saturday, 12.4 feet.

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