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^mmm fhlmmntmt iwuirmnn Sta - State and National News _WILMINGTON, N. C., FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1947 ESTABLISHED 1867 Closed Shop Outlawed By Senate Vote Overflow Crowd In Galler ies When Upper Cham ber Passes House Bill effectIveTuly 1 Measure Does Not Apply To Existing Contracts; Bans Any Renewals RALEIGH. March 13—(^T*)—The House anti-closed shop bill passed e Senate today; the House sent the revenue bill to the Senate, and Bep. Sims of Mecklenburg and others sent i*> a bill to cause a oubernatorial investigation of the 2i boards of examiners of pro fessions and trades of North Caro lina. A bill to allocate $1,000,000 for permanent improvement in the mate's ports was sent to the hop pers by ReP- Kermon and Sen. Lennon, both of New Hanover. A new taxicab bill — somewhat similar to one killed previously ;n committee—reached the Sen ate. The anti-closed shop bill passed the Senate after amendment at tempts were defeated. Five Sen ator, — Penny of Guilford, Wal lace cf Lenoir, Medford of Hay wood, Allsbrook of Halifax and Parker of Buncombe — spoke in opposition to the bill. No one spoke for it. As white and Negro labor lead ers jammed the Senate chamber and galleries to bear the outcome o' the bill, described in commit :ee hearings as a "stab in the back at labor,” several Senators sought amendments. Senator Par ker. supported by Senators Penny ] and Wallace, asked that mainten ance of the membership be al lowed “to put a little more light In a bad bill.” The amendment lost by a vote of 32 to 14. Wallace “Amazed” Wallace said he was “amazed” that introducers of the bill—Reps. Hathaway of Gates, Scott of Beau fort, and Martin of Martin, all ,\'avy veterans of World War II— had not studied labor conditions IContinued on Page 3; Col. 5) TORN A DO STRIKES LOUISIANA TOWNS Two People Killed, Fifty Homes Damagei-1 By Heavy Wind, Rain ABBEVILLE, La., March 13.— <fPi—Two persons were killed and about 50 homes were damaged by a tornado that struck Abbeville Wednesday night during a series of thunderstorms that flooded many South Louisana communi ties. The dead were Zeline Leblanc, and Miss Susie Yates, a 78-year <dd deaf mute, each killed in the destruction of their homes. One other death was attributed indirectly to the storm, that of Joseph T. Gaspard, who was found dead in his residence at nearby Kaplan from a heart at tack after the storm. The Leblanc infant, child of Mr. and Mrs. Elma Leblanc of Abbe 'ille, was found pinned under the kitchen stove and drowned after their home had been blown across the street. The child’s body was in four feet of water left by a nine-inch rain that accompanied the disturbance. Tornado Strikes The tornado struck the South and West sections of Abbeville, a rice belt city of about 10,000 population near the mid-Louisiana coast. It missed the business section. Torrential rains, accompanied by high winds, drenched South Louisi ana early today. Low- sections in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Franklin and New- Iberia were inundated, and scores of families were ma rooned temporarily. Winds reached more than 50 miles ar hour at Baton Rouge. New Iberia had 9 and 1-2 inches rain in 24 hours, most of it in 'nree hours last night. Lafayette ^Ported 8.7 inches overnight. HAMBONfS MEDITATIONS By Alley w'Sm KunX Bo? Git A<A]> tAin’ no os* Foh Mi55 /<UCY To say nothin',en w'£n SJj5 <5rr MAP. H§ g^H Not say Nothin' | J-N-'fJ .A1' Tb« Set if ’J cT,*ae M.rk • Office) - Ganey Case May Go To Jury Late Today GUY GANEY COASTAL RADIO SYS' MS URGED Hicks And Klein Believe Case Exists For Carolinas Hamilton Hicks, the remaining member of the Wilmington-New Hanover Airport authority, said begin operation of very high fre quency radio ranges in the area, last night that a strong case ex isted for North Carolina and South Carolina in the fight to have the Civil Aeronautics administration At the same time, however, he explained that the air coordinating committee in Washington should be fully informed of the situation which the region would face should the proposed coastal airway sys tem fail to materialize. He pointed out that the army and navy, at a considerable expense, had erected and maintained radar stations on Albemarle Sound and at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and service officials were reluctant to lose these facilities. Nevertheless, Hicks said, the need for routes to relieve congest ed air traffic in the Washington and New York areas was recog nized. In the same vein concerted ac tion on the part of air-minded citizens in the affected areas was urged yesterday by W. E. Klein, assistant administrator for federal airways. He said that the air coordinating committee should be informed of the plight the region would face should plans for the new route fall through. He recommended that civic groups and community spokesmen write the coordinating group urg ing that swift action be taken to remove the danger restrictions at Elizabeth City and Myrtle Beach which are maintained by the army and navy. This state of affairs, he said, was blocking the coastal airway. The Air Coordinating committee is comprised of assistant secre taries of the Navy, War, Com merce, and the State department. Klien said letters should be ad diessed to the chairman of ACC. At this time, radio ranges from Myrtle Beach to Elizabeth City, including Wilmington and New Eern, are ready to be out into operation. CAA denied Tuesday in I a Washington conference with the four-city bloc, tha1 lack of funds v as responsible tor the delay in using the Very High Frequency ranges as earlier reported. The CAA officials said it was strictly a problem of arranging matters with the Navy and Army. Both services are cooperating in the is sue, Klien said. The airways from its northern most point to Miami was laid out before the war, and bombing tests are now carried out near Eliza beth City by the Navy. The Navy has indicated reluctance to halt the tests pending international de veiopments. At this time planes (Continued on Page 3; Col. 1) MAYOR LANE GETS ASSURANCE OF TOP DRAG LINE PRIORITY Morning Star Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, March 13 — The City, of Wilmington will get top priority tomorrow for the purchase of a surplus drag line to dig drain age ditches in the Burnt Mill Creek section. Mayor W. Ronald Lane told The Star tonight. Mayor Lane said the civiliai production administration would is sue a directive to the war assets administration, giving the city au thority to buy the machinery. The drag line, worth $16,000 when new, will be used to help drain off surface water which is causing a threat to community sanitation and is conducive to malaria, the mayor stated. Defendant Expected To Take Stand; Pointed F idence Given Police P. M. Shaw of testified in New Han 'uperior Court yester that Guy Ganey, 42, station operator on s life, asked him on .n6ht preceding the fatal shooting on Tuesday night of Julian Frank Henderson, 24, what the law is “in North Carolina for killing a man.” Shaw’s statement was made, af ter he had described how Ganey had come to the police department looking for his daughter, Rebecca. She had been missing from her home since Saturday. Taking of testimony in the case started yesterday morning when court was reconvened at 9:30. A jury was selected Wednesday night at 7:30 o’clock. Shaw said that Ganey was in the police station, talking with an officer, on the night of Oct. 28, when he arrived. “Ganey askea me about getting a warrant for Henderson,” Shaw said. “I asked him how old his girl was. He said she was 18. I told him that unless there was some evidence that she had been kidnaped, or some other crime committed, I could not issue a warrant for him.” He said that Ganey then asked him what the penalty was for kill ing a man in North Carolina, and on what grounds a man could be killed without punishment. Shaw said that Ganey then told him that the law “in South Caro lina was you could kill a man for running off with your daughter and there would be nothing more to it.” Courtroom Filled Every seat in the courtroom was filled, and the aisles on either side of the room were crowded with standing spectators. Ganey, accompanied with his wife, Mrs. Edna Ganey, and his mother, Mrs. Charlotte Flowers, occupied their usual places behind (Continued on Page 3; Col. 3) CREWMEN LEAVE CRIPPLED TANKER Twelve Men Abandon Ship In Open Lifeboat; Res cue Ships Stand By HONOLULU, T. H„ March 13. —(U.R)— Twelve members of the Fort Dearborn crew abandoned ship in an open lifeboat 36 hours ago, according to wireless dis patches tonight from the S. S. Tel fair Stockton, a freighter standing by off the stern section of the tanker which buckled in two yes terday. The information apparently was picked up by the Telfair Stockton from wig-wag messages sent from the stern of the ship where most of the survivors are awaiting res cue. HONOLULU, March 13. — (AP>— Three rescue ships stood by the stern half of the wrecked tanker Fort Dearborn today and prepared to try to bring off the crew by breeches buoy when heavy seas subside. In San Francisco, the American President Lines reported its trans pacific liner General W. H. Gor don had reached the bow section of the broken 10,448-ton tanker. The Gordon lost one lifeboat in rescue attempts, but saved all seven men in it. and was standing by in heavy seas. Capt Henry Nelson, master of the Gordon, reported the seven sav ed from the lost lifeboat were in jured — some badly. He did not say whether anyone had been tak e*i from the bow section of the tanker, which broke in two yester day in a storm. One search plane reported sight ing two men on the bow. Most of the tanker’s crew, esti mated at 46 men, were reported in the stern section, miles away, with the freighter St. Johns Victory standing by. All hands were be lieved safe but the Navy’s Ha waiian sea frontier said radio inter ference was hampering communi cation from the scene, 1,100 miles Northwest of Honolulu. The forward section of the tank er, which broke in half yesterday in stormy seas, was being sought after it last was sighted 15 miles from the stern. The captain of one of the rescue ships, the St. Johns Victory, re ported to Honolulu he would at tempt to shoot a line to the stern section as soon as waves subsided sufficiently to let the freighter move in close. Crew members then could be rescued by breeches buoy. A third rescue ship, the Telfair Stockton, was last reported search ing for the missing bow. Today And Tomorrow By WALTER LIPPMANN THE BASIC DECISION We have now come to the criti cal test of British-American post war policy in relation to the Sov iet Union. The general theory of that policy has been to contain the expansion of Soviet power and influence by supporting opposition id it around the immense pe riphery from Manchuria and Ko lea through the Middle East, the Balkans and central Europe. The eastern Asiatic sector of this diplomatic front has been an American responsibility. I t in cludes the occupation of Japan, of southern Korea, and the Chinese problem. In southern Asia and the Middle East, including Greece, the maintenance of the front has been a British responsi bility. In central Europe, that is Germany, Austria and Italy, i t has been a joint Anglo-American responsibility. This winter we have had to re cede in China, having found it j impossible with the means at our I disposal to influence or control ef fectively the internal affairs of China. The British are now liqui dating their position in India, m Egypt, in Greece, and by impli cation in Turkey. (Continued On Page Seven; Col. 1) Master Of Ship Captain Rudy Gray (above), of Southport, is captain of the U. S. Liberty ship Martin Behrman, which was seized by the Dutch at Batavia, Java, in a dispute over the right of colonial government lo export goods. (AP Wirephoto). FISHERMEN SEEK PLANS OF SOLONS New Organization Asks Lennon And Kermon For Explanation Commercial fishermen and sea food dealers of the New Hanover area, who launched a protec tive organization for their industry here Wednesday night, yesterday requested the county's legislative delegation to appear before them for a discussion of all existing and proposed regulations affect ing coastal fishing. State Senator A. A. Lennon and New Hanover Representative R. M. Kermon were asked for an ap pearance before the group at their “ earliest convenience ” be cause of the anticipated adjourn ment of the general. assembly at an early date. I n announcing this last night, J. Hampton Lea. Jr., Wilmington wholesaler, who was elected temporary president of the asso ciation pending its organization as an expanded and permanent body, said the group had retained J. C. King, Wilmington attorney, as legal counsel in its further pro ceedings. "We have asked our legislators to provide us with copies of all proposed bills o r amendments which might bear upon or effect in any way the fishing industry along the southeastern North Carolina coast.” Lea said. He added that he expects to make immediate appointment o f (Continued on Page 8; Col. 2) OSCAR WINNERS BEING SELECTED Hollywood To Pick Top Actor, Actress, And Movie Of Year HOLLYWOOD, March 13—(U.R)— Gold doesn’t magnetize, but a gold statuette named Oscar was a mag net tonight for many of the world’s most famous faces to the annual Motion Picture Academy awards presentation. The mutual appreciation society epic was strictly formal this year for the first time since the war. The town’s high-priced couturiers have been burning the midnight oil for weeks to outfit the stars so they could outdo each other. This year for the first time the affair was housed outside the en virons of Hollywood, in the se date Shrine auditorium near the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles. Also for the first time the academy bestowed 3200 seats upon the public so laymen could watch the great and near-great of movie land do their annual back-patting. Even soldiers abroad could listen in for the armed forces radio ser vice was broadcasting the event to the world. The only members of the movie )Continued on Page 3; Col. 5) A Jong The Cape Fear KIND LETTER—A welcome let ter, chocked full of grand ideas for future columns, was received this week from Mr. Lindsay Rus sell of Cardinal Point. Not so long ago, you may re-1 call, we told of the interest Mr. Russell has taken in making Wil-! mington and the Lower Cape Fear region a great tourist Mecca. A Wilmingtonian, who went to the big city of New York to es tablish an international reputation as an attorney, Mr. Russell is the founder of the North Carolina Club in New York. * * # GOOD DINNER — The retired barrister pointed out that Charles Dickens boasted a sure-fire meth od to maintain interest among his listeners. “Whenever Dickens felt his au dience was losing interest, he brought in a description of a good dinner and tempting drinks,” Mr. Russell writes. He then suggests that Mr. Joseph Hinton, proprietor of the old Purcell House (present site of the Bailey Theater), should be the source of many interesting items on how guests were fed on rice birds, coots, wild turkey and quail. « Senate GOP Chiefs Give Signal Far Speed On Truman Greek Plan; Nazi “Whitewashing” Blasted MARSHALL CALLS FOR UNIFIED PLAN Secretary Unleashes Blunt Reply To Molotov De nazification Charge MOSCOW, March 13 — (U.R) — Secretary of State George C. Mar shall today demanded a unified allied policy on German denazi fication and desclosed that the United States possessed reports that Russia was whitewashing ac tive Nazis who accepted mem bership in its Communistic Ger man “Socialist Unity party.” “My government is opposed to the use of denazification as a po litical instrument to favor any German political ' party,” the blunt American Secretary of State said at a meeting of the Big Four Foreign ministers. Marshall called for a untried al lied policy on denazification and democratization in all four Ger man occupation zones. The portentous speech of Pres ident Truman on Greece and Tur key had not yet entered into Big Four discussion. But its impact was apparent everywhere and it was expected that Marshall would seek the earliest possible moment to dis cuss it directly with Premier Josef Stalin. It is understood here that Mar shall, before he left Washington, worked out in minute detail with the President the new history-mak ing American foreign policy. It is understood further that Mar shall believes the Mediterranean situation overshadows the Mos cow conference in urgency. I Marshall’s statement today on j denazification was a reply to al legations made by Russian For eign Minister Viacheslav Molotov that the United States and Great Britain were failing to denazify their German occupation zones. British foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin joined Marshall in refut ing Molotov’s charges and ripped off na'i ie alter name of top level Nazis who are at this moment, he said, employed in the Russian zone in high positions. IRED CROSS DRIVE TO CLOSE TODAY Only 51,326.70 Needed To Reach Quota Of $21,926.30 Today is the last day of the Red Cross campaign. If the goal is to be reached, $1,326.70 must be turn ed into campaign headquarters by 5 p. m. Yesterday’s closing figure of $19,926.30 came close to the goal of $21,253, and workers hoped that it would be reached. Campaign headquarters on the second floor of the Customhouse will remain open today for final reports from all ten divisions. One more division went over the top yesterday. The Residential group, headed by Mrs. L. W. Pres ton, had a goal of $1,503 and yes terday reported donations amount ing to $1,519.51. The Downtown division, headed (Continued on Page 3; Col. 4) WEATHERMAN SAYS MORE COLD WEATHER IN STORE FOR CITY The temperature around Wil mington will begin a downward trend today, the local weather bureau says. Predicting rain this morning, but clear skies this afternoon, the bu reau reports that another cold wave is on the way. Just when it will get to Wilmington is hard to say. The cold spell is headed this way now but nobody knows how fast it will travel. The winds today will be fresh to strong. ._ WELL TRAINED — In those days, Mr. Russell tells us, visitors to the Port City were treated to the finest in culinary arts. Many of the cooks were planta tion-trained and would rate on a par with the finest in the world. Along The Cape Fear hopes to be able to report in great detail the bounteous fare that greeted the visitor upon his arrival in the Port City. * * * CAUSE FOR ALARM—And while on the general subject of food, we received dire hints from another source that many of the old famous Wilmington recipes are in grave danger of passing into oblivion. We shudder at the very thought and hence feel honor-bound to call upon our kind readers to aid in rescuing some of the famous dish es of Wilmington from such a fate. • Your favorite recipe, handed down for generations, will be wel comed and passed along to other readers interested in preserving some of the culinery landmarks of the Port City. * * * FAMED FOR FOOD — Did you (Continued on Page I; Col. S) New Political Group Hits Administration The Weather FORECAST: South Carolina — Cloudy with oc casional light rain Friday, cooler' East and South portion. Partly cloudy and cooler Friday night and Saturday. North Carolina Cloudy with occa soinal light rain Friday, cooler East portion, becoming partly cloudy and cooler Friday night and Saturday, pre-' ceded by rain East portion Friday night. (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. 47; 7:30 a. m. 47; 1:30 p. m. 65; 7:30 p. m. 62; Maximum 65; Mini mum 45; Mean 55; Normal 52. HUMIDITY 1:30 a. m. 72; 7:30 a. m. 93. 1:30 p. m. 70; 7:30 p. m. 71. PRECIPITATION Total for 24 hours ending 7:30 p. m. 0.09 inches. Total since the first of the month 2.25 inches. TIDES FOR TODAY (From the Tide Tables published by CJ. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey). High Low Wilmington - 3:07 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 3:28 p.m. 10:42 p.m. Masonboro _12:53 a.m. 7:14 a.m. 1:03 p.m. 7:16 p.m. Sunrise 6:24; Sunset 6:19; Moonrise 1:02a; Moonset 10:59a. River stage at Fayetteville, N. C. at 8 a. m. Thursday 17.0 feet. m [ONTOKEEP ECORDS ACTIVE Draft Boards Will Be Plac ed On Local Or County Level For Some Time WASHINGTON, March 13.—— Unsettled world conditions today caused the Senate Armed Services committee to slow down action on President Truman’s proposal that local draft boards turn in their records on the nation’s manpower. Instead, Chairman Gurney (R SD) said his committee decided to keep draft records at a local or county level for the next “three or four months” before consolidating them in state capitals as the President on March 10 recom mended be done at the end of this month. Secretary of War Patterson met with the committee in the closed session at which the decision was made. “The secretary will not object to our plan,” Gurney told reporters although he said there had been no discussion of the Mediterranean situation. The committee recommendation will not alter plans for allowing the wartime Selective Service Act to expire March 31. It applies on ly to the records kept in local draft offices. $2,000,000 Cost Gurney estimated that retention of 5.000 of the present 7,200 paid employees of selective service for the additional period would cost an a'dditional $2,000,000. But he said this added cost might be offset if it is necessary to re-establish the local boards be cause they have some $5,000,000 worth of desks and other office equipment. This is to be turned over to National guards or Or ganized reserves when the boards are finally closed. “We decided to keep county draft offices open in case the world situ ation gets more critical and we have to open them up again,” Gurney told reporters. Other factors, he said, were possible need of local boards if Congress approves some system of universal military training, and aid to those states that have ap proved or are considering state bonus payments to veterans. SECRETARY UNABLE - TO ACCEPT BID AS CHAMBER SPEAKER Morning Star Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, March 13. — Secretary of the Interior J. A. Krug declined today an invitation to address the WilmingtcTn, N. C. chamber of commerce at a dinner in April celebrating its 82nd anni versary — so another government official will be asked instead. John Fairrell, Wilmington indus trial agent, who urged acceptance of the bid, learned that Krug is “booked solid” for speaking en gagements until November. Farrell said he would consult representative J. Bayard Clark of Fayetteville about suggestions for another speaker. Veterans Ask ‘Steam Roll er’ Action Prior To May Primary Calling for steam-roller action now in order to be ready for the May primary, veterans meeting in the courtroom of the county court house last night were of one ac cord, “Something should be done about the city government.” And from the vigorous talk that permeated the hour-long meeting of approximately 100 veterans, it was apparent that they mean to have a voice in the nominating and elec tion of future city officials. Last night’s meeting was tempo rary in its scope, since no perma nent committee or officers were elected. However, next Friday night was named as the time for the next meeting. At that time a program of aims and intentions will be put before the body. The meeting will be held in the court house. In addition to the five temporory committee members named the latter part of February to put the program in action, six new tempo rary members were selected last night to aid in drafting a platform for submission to the group next Friday night. The members of the committee are: M. T. Craig, chairman; James E. Holden, Jr., W. K. Rhodes, Jr., John C. Myers, and G. E. Kidder. Members named last night were: L. M. Snow, Harry Latimer, J. B. Hines, Ken Noble, Solomon B. Sternberger, and Harry Symmes. Chief among the members calling for action now in the face of the aproaching May primary was Norwood S. Westbrook. “The time is short,” he declared. “The May priprary is almost here. We can’t go on with the present city government for another two years,” he shouted. “They go to Washington,” he continued. “And what do we read in the papers? Us veterans are not small fry. The time to start the steam-roller is now.” Applause greeted his remarks. The same was accorded other speakers who lashed out at the present city administration. A number of veterans said that they felt that the city needed bet ter government, and some mem bers of the audience declared that the people of Wilmington were be ing laughed at for the way things had been going here lately. James Holton declared that there ) Continued on Page 3; Col. 5) FORMER SOLDIER ADMITS KILLING Los Angeles Police Clear Up One Of Four Myster ious Women Murders LOS ANGELES. March 13. —<f) —With one of four brutal feminine slayings declared solved by the statement of a former mili tary policeman, police today an nounced the arrest of a third man in connection with another. • Sheriff’s Inspector Norris Stens land said Myron Lee Funk, 2 3, brawny foundry moulder and former military policeman, signed a confession declaring h e killed Mrs. Mae Lorene Preston. 46. shortly after midnight last Mon day night, climaxing a drinking party. Stensland said Funk would be taken before the county grand jury next Tuesday. Meanwhile police booked Grove nor Me Cubrey, 23, on suspicion of murder in the death of Evelyn Winters, 42, former movie studio legal expert, whose beaten and knifed body was found near a railroad here last Monday night. Officers said Me Cubrey had been drinking with Miss Winters shortly before her death. Me Cubrey denied knowledge of her slaving, as did James J. Tier nan, 33, bowling alley pin setter also held on suspicion of her murder. Tiernan was quoted by police as saying he met Miss Winters an acquaintance, in the Los Angeles city library Sunday night, went with her to a hotel room where both became intoxi cated; that s h e staggered from the room Sunday evening and he did not sc0»her again. _ Slugging Match Features French Assembly Session PARIS. March 13. — (IP)— Two members of the French National assembly engaged in a slugging match on the legislature’s floor today during a hectic session mark ed by the discovery of three Viet Namese agents among the visitors’ gallery crowd. Maurice Shuman, leader of the Popular Republican movement (MRP), and Radical-Socialist Dep uty Romanet leaped to their feet and traded several blows. Earlier, the session was thrown into tumult when the Viet-Nam's delegate in Paris and chief of In surgent President Ho Chi-Minh’s propoganda services in Fx-ance, Dyung Bac-Mai, was spotted in the gallery with two aide*. Guards held Dyung and the other Viet-Namese while assembly ex ecutives debated whether Dyung should be arrested, expelled from the gallery or permitted to remain. The session, meanwhile, was sus pended. The executives decided to permit Dyung to remain, evoking an up roar leading to the fisticuffs be tween Schuman and ^tomanet. After Schuman and Romanet were separated, presiding officer Edouard Herriot interrupted the 'session a second time while col I leagues endeavored to patch up the quarrel between the two. Finally, [both men consented to shake hand* land the session wa* reiumed. CONGRESS TO ACT BEFORE APRIL 1 Taft, Vandenberg Set March 31 As ‘‘Firm Date” On Proposal WASHINGTON. March 13 —(*>» Senate Republican chiefs signalled today for a speedy decision on President Truman’s proposal to bolster Greece and Turkey against Communism. They will seek action by March 31, when the Bri tish plan to retrench. Senator Taft (R-Ohio), chairman of the GOP Policy committee, told reporters March 31 is “a firm date” by which the administration wants Congress to complete action, although the President mentioned no deadline yesterday in his message. That date is the end of the British fiscal year. Senator Vandenberg (R-Mich), chairman of the Foreign Relation* committee, also set March 31 for a deadline in announcing plans for his group to hold public hearing*. He suggested that the House Foreign Affairs committee holj hearings as well. The plan is for the House to act first, however, on the proposals— providing $400,000,000 cash and »u theorizing indirect military help. What the House does, therefore, will largely determine whether the deadline is met, despite the plans laid by the senate leaders. Other Issues Three other issues in the field of foreign affairs claimed attention in the house today: 1. Rep. Taber (R-NY), chairman of the Appropriations committee , announced it has rejected a State department request for authority to send Russia $25,000,000 worth of oil refining equipment procured for the Soviets under the Lend Lease program but not yet ship ped. The department held the United States is required to make good on the contract but Taber told newsmen that ‘‘we can’t do such a thing—that’s appease ment.” 2. A bill to repeal the act which set up the Civilian Atomic Energy commission for domestic control of atomic developments and opera (Conllmied on Page 3; Col. 4) TRUMANPLEASED OVER REACTIONS -—— President Receives Many Favorable Wires On His Greek,Turkey Plan KEY WEST, Fla., March 18.— (U.R)—President Truman tonight expressed pleasure over the re ception accorded to his Aid-to Greece - and - Turkey address to Congress yesterday. Mr. Truman, between sunbaths and dips in the ocean, watched closely the returns from his his toric foreign policy speech to a joint session of Congress yester day. Press Secretary Charles G. Ross described the President as “grati fied” by the telegraphic response to his message. The President spent most of the forenoon on the beach at Fort Taylor. He wore green swim ming trunks, but did not go swim ming. During the day, he received * series of telegraphic messages of congratulation in his speech. He also heard via telephone from Matthew J. Connelly, his senior secretary in Washington. Complete Rest The accent on Mr. Truman’s program here, however, was com plete rest. Ross said: "He’s tired—that Is all. He's much better since he arrived.” The President kept track of worldwide reaction to his speech through a number of avenues. He had not talked with Secretary of State George C. Marshall tonight, but the necessary communication facilities were immediately at hand. Ross said the President carefully read the New York Times flown to him this morning. For one of the few times since he has been in the White House, Mr. Truman overslept today and did not get up until 8 A. M. (EST). His stay-abed performance set the note of his brief vacation here. The President was loafing and getting the "absolute rest” which his physician, Brig. Gen. Wallace H. Graham, ordered. And So To Bed The first thought to come to mind when the story was told was that it must have been a big snake. A young couple, it was re lated, were last night work ing on two badly worn auto mobile seats to be used when the time came to start house keeping. While in the midst of re vamping the two ancient cushions, what should crawl forth but a large snake which had evidently been hibernat ing since late last year. Obviously not shocked by the appearance of the reptile, the young wife remarked: “Shucks, why weren’t there two of them. Then we could have covered j both seats in genuine snak* 1 akla."