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TELLS RUSSIA Here Is What America’s Hour-Long Broadcast To USSR Consists Of WASHINGTON, March 8— (JF)— Since Feb. 17 the U. S. State De partment has been broadcasting pews, music and features to Rus sia for an hour a day. Following is a condensation of a typical day's script. The State Department points out that the original was written in Russian and that the digested script is “as close as possible to a literal trans lation.” NARRATOR: Listen!. . . Listen! New York speaking. You are listening to the broad cast of "The Voice of the United States.” (Musical theme and instructions on when and how to tune pro gram in.) Narrator: — Beginning our broadcast today you will hear & review of the news of the day. A short program of serious music follows, featuring a piano duet by Appleton and Field. Afterwards we will offer a short critical re view' of the new novel "The Way ward Bus” by the well - known American writer John Steinbeck. After this review you will hear our daily program of light danc ing music and at the end of the broadcast there will be a scienti fic feature covering two papers in the field of geology and paleon tology read at the two hundredth anniversary of Princeton Univer sity. Now the news— (The news report is condensed here, enough being given to indi cate the general tone.) LONDpN — After six weeks cf intensive work, the deputies of the Big Four foreign ministers yester day completed preliminary work on the peace treaties for Germany and Austria, to be formulated at tfie coming Moscow conference. The question of participation by small nations in the writing of the German peace treaty is still un resolved. The greatest unanimity' was reached in the preparation of Aus trian peace terms. However, even here, full agreement was not reached on the questions of Ger man property in Austria, on Aus tria’s borders and on the order of prosecution of war criminals. Lake Success — as mentioned yesterday, the Soviet governmen' handed Secretary cf State Mar shal! of the United States a note in which it expressed its agree ment with the American point oi view on the trusteeship over Pa cific islands taken from Japan. Today, the delegate of the United Slates officially submitted to the Security Council of the United Nations, a proposal for Americar trusteeship over these islands. . The United States undertakes tr aid the economic, social and edu cational growth of the populatio of the islands, and guarantee their inhabitants full freedom of speech, press, assembly, religion and transportation. The United States reserves the right to keep military bases for defense. . . Lake Success — The delegate fiom the United States. Warren Austin, yesterday introduced a proposal in the Security Council of the United Nations to return the question of atomic energy con trol back to the Atomic Energy Committee. The American proposal offers to the cc imittee a suggestion to set tie existing differences of opinion and to prepare a treaty on the control of atomic energy. The Se curity Council put off delibera tions on this proposal until Fri day, in ordt- to give delegates a chance to acquaint themselves with the terms of the proposal. . . New York Herald Tribune today carries a story on the inventive . NATIONAL CLOTHIER'S EASTER STYLE PARADE CHOOSE YOUR CLOTHES NOW Don’t Be Disappointed Later MEN'S SUITS Newly arrived and ready for your selection. Take your place in the year’s greatest style parade. We nave singles and doubles in worst eds and gabardines. $35 to $55 SMART HATS Styled by Champ and Society to please the eye. $7.50 up Socks Ties Belts , Sweaters In new Spring designs and numerous styles. $3.95 up Shirts Whites and stripes by Marl borough, Aetna and Wings. A wide selection to choose from. > $2.95 to $4.95 SEE OUR NEW STORE “The Home of Nationally Advertised Clothes” National Clothier!, Inc. 219 North Front St. Dial 2-1548 ness of an American war veteran in his search for a place to live. As is well known, the United States, as most other countries, is suffering from a .erious hous i ing shortage. . . On Long Island, in New York ' state, there are a number o.' abandoned railroad branch lines Our bright veteran has surveyed | the available "plots” and found i himself a cozy railroad station j built of red bricks. He then leas’ed the empty building for a song i Within a short time, the abandon :d station was transformed into a cozy house, consisting of a bed room, living room, kitchen and bath. (For listeners who missed the beginning of the program, the more important items are here repeated briefly.) (MUSICAL THEME) Narrator:—During the last few years, two splendid young pian ists have gained great popularity on the American concert stage. They are Vera Appleton and Mi chael Field, who appear togethei as a piano-duo, after graduating from the Julliard Conservatory of New' Yprk, where they often pei formed as a duet, both artists ap peared as soloists for severa' years. Thre years ago, however, Vera Appleton and Michael Field joined forces and, since their first join appearance, became leading expo nents of music performed on two pianos. today we shall hear three works played by Vera Appleton and Michael Field. (Records: — "Sheep May Salely Graze’ fron a Boch Cantata, two preludes by George Gershwin, Bolero by the modern French composer, Darius Milhaud.) Narrator: — Now listen to oui scheduled talk on contemporary American literature. Today s top ic is the latest work of the Amer ican writer. John Steinbeek. (this also is condensed) John Steinbeek is a well-known novelist of contemporary America . . .in "The Grapes of Wrath” he forcefully portrayed the misfor tunes of the impoverished farmers in the state of Oklahoma. . . His recently published novel "The Wayward Bus” has cuaseri lively discussions among literary ciitics. . .they admit that the book has technical merits, but disagree as to its spiritual contents and depth. , Let us turn to the book itself, (brief summary of plot.) The people in John Steinbeck’s latest book live intensely; but it is a life of lowly passions and in stincts. The reader does not get the impression that these people have any spiritual or mental as j pirations. or that they can be | deeply moved. . . * MUSICAL THEME) Narrator: — You wilt now hear the popular song by Jerome Kern “All Through The Day’’ sung by Perry Como with a jazz orches tra. Narrator: — And now we bring you another in our regularly scheduled series of talks on sci ence. (not given here). Announcer: — Now we wish to listeners in the Soviet Union 'good night. (CLOSING THEME) Announcer: —This program came to you from the United States of America. LAWYER DIES GREENSBORO. March 8—(U.PJ— Funeral rites will be held tomor row for Sidney J. Stern. Jr.. 67. I Greensboro lawyer who died at I his home last night after a long ' illness. Not An Explosion—Just Thalian Hall Pictures of tHe once glorious Thalian Hall shows the state of dis-repair into which the hall has fallen. Upper left, the balcony roof is falling down; lower left, the balconies are barricaded after being condemned and to the right is shown one of the many patches of plaster which has been torn from the walls. (PHOTOS BY CAROLINA CAMERA) t ' *4-l Once Glorious Theatre Slowly Crumbling Away BY ELIZABETH OTTS Staff Writer “ For sentimental reasons” is the argument voiced by Wilming tonians for the restoration and re pair of historically romantic Tha lian hail. Tod-ay the hall with its battered balcony and plaster free spots is! hardly appropriately reminiscent [ of its glorious past when Broad way hits and stars frequently ap peared upon its stage before ca- j pa city crowds. At the Feb. 26 city council , meeting, a motion was passed for the purpose of investigating res toration possibilities of the hall. The motion as made by Council man J. E. L. Wade specified that the engineering department be di rected to start an investigation and to make a survey of Thalian hall for the purpose of its restora tion. Wades motion further stated “that we might give it back to the fine people of a fine commun ity. The hall had been used contin uously for Thalian plays and other entertainment since its construc tion in 1855 until it was condemn ed in May of last year. At the time the building was condemned, plans were being made to install new seats, according to Edmund Rogers, Thalian building man ager. Thalians, which has the distinc tion of being the first little theater group in the United States, was actually begun even before the Revolutionary war. In addition U its own productions, the group has been responsible for bringing many celebrated opera stars, plays and other entertainments to Wilmington. “Ben Hur, complete with char iots, was staged in Thalian hall before an appreciative audience which overflowed into the lobbj and outside the doors. Wade re called that many times the 912 seats were filled with spectators ] still crowding around. Among outstanding perform ances were the A1 Fields min strels and “Babes in Toyland. With its two balconies, the hall accommodates a large number al though it is not long. The acous tics are next to those of Camellia hall in New York, according to Wade. Thalian hall had its place in the war effort too, as Rogers pointed out when he reviewed the Camp Davis activities held there. 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DIAL 5048 pairs needed at present has been puoted, but Wade said that he be lieved it would cost less than $10, - 100 to restore the hall to the pub lic use. Sentimental citizens of the city, tvho have much respect for the historical significance of the old Fhalian hall, would perhaps pre fer to see the city expend any amount on the reconstruction than o have the once glorious theater slowly crumble in ruins. Five Perish As Fire Sweeps Through Home QUIT'MAN, Ga., March 8.—(U.R)— I Five persons were burned to death : and a sixth was seriously injured i when fire destroyed an apartment1 in Morgan Mills village here. The victims were Mrs. Buford Mullis and four of her children ranging in age from two months to : nine years. The fire was believed j caused by a kerosene explosion j when Mrs. Mullis tried to start a fire. Her husband was at work a: | the Morgan mills at time of the j! tragedy. GRANT FUNERAL SET BURLINGTON. 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