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FORECAST: J TlT * 1 A A ♦ 4 rflilT * ^ 4 Servtd By Leased Wires SPSS’s lromumimt iHontttui — ' State and Nation!?FNew»° no vn 1/19 :-—--—--—----—-—_____ __ VOL-- ’ • _ WILMINGTON, N. C., SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 1947 • --^~tari ictipn 1BC„ _ _ ! r~ ■ ■■ I ! i U' " " " —■■ — __ Bradley Days je Wants Out t$ VA Leader administrator Says Job Is Thankless One No Mat ter How Well Handled fund slashed House Appropriations Committee Lops 608 Millions From List WASHINGTON, Ma ch 28—(U.R)— ^ eccnomy-hungry House Ap propriations committee today took ,$608,139,491 bite out of emergency funds for the Veterans Admimstra jj0I, ar.d assorted other federal ,gencies. and made public a report ,hov.ing that Veterans Chief Omar j; Bradley wamts to quit “as soon ,5 possible-” Xlie committee sent to the House , bill containing $2,471,498,548 to permit a score of agencies, includ ing VA. to ope. ate until the end of this fiscal year June 30. The vari ous departments had requested $3,079,638,039. (b). KardesLhit is the National Labor Relatio.is board. It asked for $695. 756. The committee decided it could gel along on what it has, ,na reinsert Ig grant new funds, prev.oasiy, the -.House agreed to jive NLRB only half the appro priation it .equesied for the next fiscal yea. beginning July 1. Next to NLRB,-the vast Veterans agency took Lie softest b.ow. The cjmniu.ee icaled down its defici ency requests by $551,020,000, in Ciuaing $3j0,liOO.oOo for readjust ment benefits and $200,000,000 for pensions, me committee said VA’s pension figures were “over-estimat ed.'’ Crop Insurance But the. committee added $20. OOO.OUvl to the bill to pay cotton crop insurance claims, winch have been so heavy that the Agriculture department was forced to suspend payments until more money was p.oviacd. During its study of VA requests, the committee learned whan. Brad ley, famed wartime commander of the 12th Army group, thought (bout his job. He made his state ment after Cnairman John Taber, it., N. Y., commented that VA ap parently resented having to answer questions about its spending pro jram. DAIRYMEN FACING KIDNAP CHARGES District Attorney Files Four John Doe Counts As Strike Continue NEW ORLEANS, March 28. - W'—Charges of kidnaping were filed today against striking dairy men who allegedly detained a truck driver while they dumped his milk cargo and other strikers iccosted^ another New Orleans bound train as the Louisiana milk war went through its fourth day. Isaac Townsend, a Zachary, U., non - striking dairyman, filed kidnap charges at Baton Rouge on behalf of his driver, Joe Portel. Portel said that four unidentified tinkers stopped his truck, dump 'd 600 gallons of milk and forced bim to ride in an automobile to Amite, storm-center of the con flict, while his truck was impound ad. • Dist Atty. Dewey Sanchez at E;-ton Rouge filed four John Doe warrants for simple kidnaping, Left and unauthorized use of Movable property against Portel’s •lieged abductors. A crowd of 50 other strikers Meanwhile challenged a Gulf, Mo 6 and Ohio train at Bo'galusa, jj*- • hut when trainmen assured no milk was aboard they undrew peaceably. It was the ourth case of a train being in stigated by the strikers: since ey revolted against a 50 cents P*r hundredweight price reduction treed by New Orleans ' dairies. . ‘t was understood that FBI men gone to Amite to investigate tre s!oPping of three Illinois Cen ■J1L^ains in that area. lAMBONE’S meditations By Alley f^Y T/ME I GOES *>mewhAr.I hatter Choose Tw*x A jSAttOf CYAR PAT CAW HE'P IT EN A | &LKY MULE DAT VooBS A-Purpose /. ^ 3-29-Hi | U.S. Atomic Commission At Work Although still unconfirmed by the IT. S. Senate, the Atomic Knerg Commission is now functioning in its new home, the former C, S. Public Health Building in Washington Members of the Commission are (seated, 1. to r.): David K. Lilientiial, chairman, and'Dr. R. F. Bacher. Standing are W. W'. Waymack, Sumner T. Pike, aud L. S. Strauss. (International). Lihenthal Probe By FBI Demanded LEADERS OF DAW LINKED TO REDS Michigan Governor Says I Thomas, Addes, Leonard Captives Of Party WASHINGTON, March 28 — (/P) Governor Kim Sigler of Michigan testified today that Communists have gained “absolute control of certain unions” in his state and that three officials of the big auto workers union are “captives of the Communist party.” He narnej the three, 'in testi - mony before the House committee on un-American activities as Vice President R. J. Thomas, Secre tary-Treasurer George Addes and Richard T. Leonard, national di - rector of the union’s Ford depart ment. Sigler said Thomas, Addes and Leonard follow “party lines in union activities.” Spokesmen for the three said there would be no comment until further study can be given the governor’s testimony. Sigler testified that the Commu nist party should be outlawed. Former Governor George H. Earle of Pennsylvania took the view that exposure of Communist party activities would be the wiser course. Terrible Manace Earle also termed Soviet Russia the “terrible menace” of this atomic age, and said: “I don’t be jlieve there is better than an even chance that 10 per cent of us Americans will be alive five years from now.” Sigler, in backing proposed bills to outlaw the Communist party , said that it strives for “revolu - tion,” that it is “underground anyway,” and that it is moving into unions, schools, churches and government. He' referred to Michigan State Senator Stanley Novak as a man who has been “a Communist worker and sympathizer for a con siderable period °f time. Chairman J. Parnell Thomas (R-NJ), advised Sigler that the committee has “quite a file” on Novak. .. , , Rep. Nixon (R-Calif), asked whether Sigler thinks Communists will “win the current fight in Michigan to gain control of cer tain unions.” , „ “I don’t believe they will, Sig ler said. Labor leaders combatting Com munism in their unions need help badly, he said, “and governor .of the state propose to give it to' them.’' SOUTHPIEDMONT LEADER WINS OFFICE ASHEVILLE, N. C., March ‘ 28. R. L. Fritz, of Hud son, leading advocate of the so called South Piedmont plan call ing for teacher pay increases up to 68 per cent, defeated Claud Grigg of Albemarle, in cumbent vice-president, for the presidency of the North Caro lina education association by approximately 1,000 votes, ac cording to unofficial returns disclosed tonight. _ Senator Bricker Of Ohio Moves Delay In Okay Of Chairman WASHINGTON, March 28 -(#)— Senator Bricker (R-Ohio) today demanded a special FBI investi - gation of David E. Lilienthal and the other five nominees for the atomic energy commission and moved that the Senate delay con firmation until it is made. His motion then became the pending business before the Senate. The' vote on it, expected next week, probably will furnish a test for the final showdown. Bricker, who voted against Li - lienthal in committee, said Presi dent Truman declined to order an FBI investigation when the Senate Atomic Energy Commission re quested it last session. The Senate read a letter from Mr. Truman to the committee saying that records of the FBI and other government investiga ting agencies were checked st the time of the appointments and "no derogatory informatipn was con - tained in any report” that might already have been made. * Bricker commented that of course the President felt there was nothing derogatory in the rec ords of the six—“otherwise it would have been a crime to ap point them.” “But in this important responsi bility, the Senate should not be re quired to rely upon the judgment of the President,” he declared. “Before we vote, we should have available to us these records in order that we can decide for ourselves- if they contain any dero gatory information.” NEGRO ARRESTED IN DEATH PROBE H. B. Williams Held By Police Investigating the. Burning of Bob Martin Local police last night an nounced the arrest of H. B. Wil liams, Negro of 710 Green street, for possible connection with the death of Bob Martin, Negro, who wa: burned to death Wednesday night when a house at 706 Green street caught fire. Lt. Hubert Hayes arrested the Negro after he was found to have in his possession a gun reportedly belonging to Martin. Hayes explained that he did not know if the gun which Williams had when arrested was stolen from the house before or after the fire. Fire and police department authorities warned neighbors of Martin to stay away from the house until after the inv estigation of Martin’s death had been com pleted. Still missing, Hayes said, is a trunk reported to have contained several hundred dollars, but he expressed doubt that the money would be found in the trunk even if the latter was discovered. Wijliams 5s being held under $500 bond on a technical charge of vagrancy pending investigation, Hayes said. An inquest into Martin’s death has been set for Monday night by Coroner Gordon Doran. Citizens May Get Three Pounds Sugar Per Month WASHINGTON, March 28—(A*) Prospects now are that each per son in the country will be allotted sugar at the rate of three pounds a month until rationing ends Oc tober 31. This amount, which is roughly 50 percent more than the ration in 1946, was agreed on today by a Senate-House committee adjusting Senate and House versions of sugar legislation. The threp-pounds-per month fig ure’ is on ihe basis of 35 pounds for a full year. Provision is made for an increase up to a rate of 50 pounds a year or clightly more than four pounds la month, should supplies permit it. Both House and Senaite must ap prove the bill in its adjusted form. Then it will go to President Truman who is expected to sign it Monday. Otherwise sugar controls would die on that day. With his signature, handling of sugar will pass from the OPA to the Agriculture depart ment. Senator Tobey (R.-N.H.) told re porters that the department (! will pass on to the Housewife all sugar available in the following ways: 1. By increasing the rugar value if outstsnding ration stamps. 2. Ey future stamps or b_# de claring an individual stamp due earlier' than scheduled. Lewis Blames | Krug For Big * ‘ning Blast ^ 11 \VJ - <\^'s *der Says Centra v 'Victims Died Through Criminal Negligence SAFETY DISREGARDED Three-Man Group Named To Investigate Disaster Circumstances WASHINGTON, March 28.—(U.R) President John L. Lewis of the United Mine Workers (AFL). told i Senate committee today that the Centralia, 111., mine explosion vic tims had been “murdered by the criminal negligence” of Secretary of the Interior Julius A. Krug. Krug had no immediate com ment. Meantime, Sen. Guy Cordon, R.,. Ore., was named to head a- three member Senate group to investi gate the disaster and report as quickly as possible. The others are Sens. Henry C. Dworshak, R., Ida., and Joseph C. O’Mahoney, D., Wyo. Cordon said the committee would go to Centralia about the middle of next week and hold public hearings. He said that Frank Sever, Portland, Ore., at torney, was gathering information here for the committee and would leave for Centralia tonight to fin ish the job. Lewis, who told a Public Lands subcommittee last week that his miners were not receiving ade quate protection under existing national safety regulations, said that since that time “111 mine workers—more or less—have been murdered by the criminal negli gence of-J. A. Krug.” RESCUE SQUADS REFUSE • TO CONTINUE SEARCH , CENTRALIA, 111., March 28 (U.R)—A 40-man rescue team balked today ancj for three hours refused to efcter the Centralia Coal com pany mine to complete a search for 32 men still entombed in the underground corridors after an explosion three days ago. The refusal resulted from dif ferences with State Mine depart rnent officials who have been di recting rescue operations. The crew members said they would not continue ■with their work unless they were convinced they would take every precaution for their safety. LOVE FOR FATHER TOLD BY ACCUSED <* Fourteen - Year - Old Girl Describes Fatal Shoot ing Of Parent* ST. LOUIS, March 28. — (U.R) — Fourteen-year-old Mary Catherine Reardon testified in juvenile ,£ourt today that her “deep love” for her father led to her own injury in a futile attempt to save him from shots fired by her 13-year old boyfriend. Accused of murdering her fa ther, <L Vincent Reardon, Mary Catherine said Michael D’Arcy, her companion in a tourist camp escapade, wounded her and than shot Reardon as he drove them homeward in his car. Reardon and D’Arcy were killed in the resulting wreck. A packed courtroom listen ed intently as Mary, her initial nervousness quickly wearing off, described how her father was shot as they neared' the Reardon home in suburban Ladue village. The girl, on trial for “de linquency by reason of murder,” reenacted the scene with her attorneys seated in chairs ap proximating the positions of t h e trio in the car. “I was looking ahead when I glanced to the side and saw Mi chael pointing the pistdl,” she said. “He seemed to be pointing at my father’s head. "I ^grabbed his hand with my left arm. I pulled his hand in, then I heard a shot fired. As he pulled away another shot was fired. Michael lurched forward and seemed to be trying to grab the steering wheel. Then he came back on the seat. Along The Cape Fear « - FORT FISHER — At a time when the Atlantic Ocean threatens to destroy the site of historic Fort Fisher — twice assaulted by the heaviest bombardments in the history of modern warfare until World War II — and the high seas also threatens the monument com memorating the gallant defense of the Confederacy’s Fort Fisher, a •poem recited at the dedications of the first marker is especially_ ap propriate now, Mrs. E. L. Robbins, recording secretary, Cape Fear Chapter, No. 3, U. D. C., tells us. The poem in question was re cited at the dedication of frie first marker to be erected on Battle Acre, about 1928, by Mrs. Margaret Davis Bragg, who was then Mrs. Fillyaw. * * * DEDICATION EXERCISES — Mrs. Bragg recalls that Capt. Ed gar D. Williams placed a marker at the foot of the Mound. The South ern Cross marker was placed by the Rev. Andrew J. Howell, who arranged a dedication program. Following the .invocation by Mr Howell, Dr. A. M. Ealdwin, Briga dier-General of United Confederate Veterans, third brigade, North Car olina division, introduced the speak er, Mr. Henry McQueen, who ad dressed the assembly. Representing the United Daugh ters of the Confederacy, Mrs. Bragg placed at the foot of the marker a large laurel wreath, tied with wide satin ribbon in the Confederate colors, red and white, and recited the stirring lines from her pen. » * * POEM’S INSPIRATION — Mrs. Bragg received inspiration from a poem written by Mrs. Josephine Furpless Galloway and quoted some lines from her work. She gives due credit for the poem following: FORT FISHER Margaret Davis Bragg 1 On the sands of old Fort Fisher. A monument stands today In sacred, loving memory Of our heroes who wore the Grey. 2 '“They fought for wives and moth ers, For sisters and for brothers, Sweethearts and for sons, “When without ammunition usee The butt end of their guns.” | (Continued on Page Two; Col. 4 MOLOTOV LAUNCHES BITTER ATTACK ON TURKISH REGIME; BALANCED BUDGET FORESEEN 41 Billions 9 NowE xpected In Revenues Fiscal Analysts Believe A Large Amount Payment Now Possible martIfTjubilant Speaker Says Figures Jus tify GOP Bill Slashing Income Taxes WASHINGTON, March 28. — (£>) Administration fiscal analysts fore saw to'day, not only a balanced fed eral budget this year, but the pos sibility of a billion dollar payment on the nation’s $260,000,000,000 debt. Federal revenues, they said, may top $41,000,000,000 — almost $10, 000.000.000 more than expected. House Speaker Martin (R.-Mass.) immediately said the- figures justi fy the Republican-backed bill, pass ed by the House "yesterday and now pending in the Senate, to slash taxes by $3,840,000,000 this year. • “The figures show definitely.” Martin told reporters, “that we can balance the budget, pay on the debt and cut taxes.” Treasury records disclosed to day that the government's current budget surplus for the current fis cal year, which ends June 30, has gone above the $3,000,000,000 mark, highest point in the nation’s history. Two reasons were assigned: Less Spending 1. The government, in less than nine months, has taken in more money than President Truman esti mated originally. 15 months ago, it would get for the full 12 months period. * ’ 2. Government spending has been running below budget estimates. The Treasury has collected from taxes, duties and surplus prop erty sales $3,037,264,056 more than it has spent since last July 1, the beginning of the fis’cal period. PAY ADJUSTMENT LAW DATE FIXED Joint Appropriation Com mittee Studies Aid To Ports Authority The bill fixing a salary scale for Ivew Hanover county officials is slated to go into effect at the be ginning of the fiscal year and will not affect the present county bud get, Senator Alton A. Lennon said last night. The measure was passed by both houses of the legislaiture early this week and is slated to become law as soon as the speaker of the house affixes lps signature. Meanwhile, Representative Ro bert M. Kermon said that the State Ports authority bill calling for the expenditure of $50,000 a year for administration of the organization is up for discussion by the joint appropriation committee. A second bill affecting the SPA in that it calls for a $1,000,000 ap propriation for Tar Heel ports is now under consideration by the committee. Kermon reported yesterday that he has received numerous letters and telephone calls containing mix ed re-action concerning his meas ure authorizing the appointing of a commission to study the possible consolidation of the governmental functions of New Hanover county, Wilhiington, Carolina Beach, and Wrightsville Beach. The Board of Aldermen of Caro lina Beach recently went on record in opposition to the consolidation proposal. City Manager Lauds SEN CBA City Manager J. R. Benson is seen signing a city permit for the Southeastern North Carolina Beach association to carry on a drive to solicit 2,000 members into the organization for Louis B. Orrell, SENCBA president. After issuing the permit, Benson said that “The program is very worthwhile and merits the support of all citizens. The SENCBA program has been unusually good and should lie even more successful this year. - The campaign to solicit members begins Monday morning with a goal of $32,000, and an ultimate objective of sponsoring year-round tourist and recreational activities in the area. (FEOTO BY HI GH MORTON). League Speaker Asks For More Speed Here 1 he Weather FORECAST: South Carolina — Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday and Saturday night; Sunday increasing cloudiness and mild followed by showers in extreme North west portion Sunday afternoon, North Carolina — Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday and Saturday night. Sunday increasing cloudiness, mild South and cooler in North portion, showers West portion Sunday after noon. (Eastern Standard Time) (By U. S. Weather Bureau) Meteorological data for the 24 hours ending 7:30 p m. yesterdsv. TEMPERATURES 1:30 a. m. 54. r.-iO a. m. 37; 1:30 p. m. 44; 7:30 p. m. 46; Maximum 50; Mini mum 36; Mean 43; Normal 56. HUMIDITY 1:30 a. m. 90; 7:30 a. m. 90; 1:30 p. m. 50; 7 ’30 p. m. 46. PRECIPITATION Total for 24 hours ending 7:30 p. m 0.30 inches. Total since the first of the month 5.25 inches. TIDES FOR TODAr (From the Tide Tobies published by U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey). High Low Wilmington __ 3:01 a.m. 10:33 a.m. 3:25 p.rn. 10:44 p.m. Masonboro _12:44 a.m. 7:18 a.m. 1:19 p.m. 7:32 p.m. Sunrise 6:03; Sunset 6:30; Moonrise 11:07a; Moonset 1:15a. River stage at Fayetteville, N. C. at 8 a. m. Friday 12-4 feet. LANE OFFICIALLY ENTERS CAMPAIGN Wilmington Mayor Be comes First To Fay Fil ing Fee For Election ' Mayor W. Ronald Lane officially tossed his hat into the ring for a seat on the Wilmington city coun cil yesterday afternoon when he paid his filing fee for the coming primary and election. He became the first to file for this year’s race, even though one incumbent and one newcomer have already indicated their intentions to be candidates. W, E. Yopp, the incumbent, re cently announced that he would at tempt to retain his place in the city’s governing body while War ren G. Holleman, 27 year old resi dent and State Highway commis sion employee, yesterday said that he would be a candidate for the council on a clean-up platform. The only present member of the city administration to make his plans public in reference to the elections, with the exception of Yopp and Lane, is Harriss New man. He said several weeks ago that he definitely would not run for the position this year. The deadline for candidates to file is April 10, according to H. G. Carney, chairman of the board of elections. The date of the primary has been set at April 21 with the election due to be held May 6. Professor Coates Or Kyser Suggested As Remedy For Lethargy A Progressive Citizens League audience, described by one^of its members as "just a handful”, heard a ringing plea from W. K. Rhodes, Jr., last night to "let’s get this thing in high gear.” 7he meeting, the fourth in as many weeks, was held in the court r»om of the county court house. “I’m telling you what the Lord loves,” he declared. "We’ve got to get in high gear.” And to put the League in high gear, Col. John Bright Hill sug gested that Prof. Albert Coates, of the Institute of Government at Chapel Hill, be invited to speak at “some future meeting night.” His motion was amended by Aubrqy (Tommy) Thompson to in vite Kay Kyser, also. Rhodes was disturbed that the veterans and public in general seemed to have little interest in the organization. And he said so out right so that every one could hear him. Chairman John Myers said that it was hoped to have a slate of candidates to offer members of the organization at the next meeting night. But Rhodes said that was going to take time because he wouldn’t agree on anyone until every vete ran had been eliminated as a possible candidate. Be that as it may, he said, "I’m telling you that we have got to do something and do it now. I think the folks are expecting some fire works. 1 think we should give it U> them.” He said he didn’t think much f this wishy-washy, mealy-mouth attitude because It’s not getting us any place.” He declared that the "other folks are doing some thing,” and now “is the time for us to do something and do it now.” Rhodes warned that “after the election it will be too late.” And he added that April 10 is the ldst day to file. However, a’member of the audi ence said that he believed that if the League didn’t get the candi dates’ names on the regular bal lots “we' can muster enough strength before election time to have our candidates name written in on the ballots.” Myers said that the executive committee met Thursday night to hear nominations or selections of candidates. But he said none were put forward—that is none that could be publicly announced. But he assured the 40 or 50 per sons present^hat "we hope to have a slate of candidates” by next meeting night. He said that he believed if "we (Continued on Page Two; Col. 2) Abraham Trusted Fully But Unwisely; Now Out $4 Abraham Smith was no different from his name sake, at least in one respect. Abraham was a trustful soul, just like the Biblical Patriach. And just like Abraham of old, this Abraham of 1947 was perplexed and dogged by hard luck when he ap peared in recorder’s court yester day as a prosecuting witness against Ollie Smith. It developed that the two Ne groes were unrelated. While present-day Abraham was hot troubled by famine and dissen sion among his followers, he told the court that he was troubled because he had been flim-flammed of $4. It adl happened, he said, when .13 gi-ve Ollie $4 with which to purchase h'm a bag of sugar. Abra ham said he couldn’t read. Ollia ) gave him an old hardware receipt for some nails in exchange for the $4. Abraham was a trustful soul. Ollie failed to show up with the sugar, so Abraham turned to the police. Ollie laid the whole mess to some “Jap liquor” he had been drinking. And he told the court wheels whirled and buzzed in his Head. Ke declared he was sorry that it had happened. He told Judge Winfield Smith that it wouldn't happen again. Judge Smith assured Ollie it wouldn’t for the next four months while he was growing things and stuff or the county farm. But Abraham, unlike his patri arch namesake, new has lost his trustful confidence. He is sure he j will never get the sugar nor his | $4. Russian Says Turks Aided Nazi Machine Soviet “No” Man Tosses Monkey Wrenches In Big Four Meeting progressIblocked Hopes For Austrian Peace Treaty Now Dim, In siders Believe MOSCOW, March 27. —(/PI— V M. Molotov, Russia’s “no” man, tonight threw a handful of monkey wrenches into the machinery oi the Foreign Ministers’ council, blocking all agreements, and went out of his way to deliver a severe attack on Turkey, now being con sidered for a United States loan. Despite a drive by Secretary Marshall to speed up the work ot the flagging conference, hopes br an Austrian treaty, let alone agree ment on much more difficult Ger man questions, appeared dim in the face of the stubborn Soviet op position. The entire controversial question of defining German assets in Aust ria was dumped back on the Depu ty Foreign ministers when Molo tov rejected proposals by the other three powers and refused to dis cuss Austria again until the end of the current session, when Au$t ria comes up on the agenda. moioiov rat The question of what nations should participate in a peace cm, ference was also dropped back i to the lap of the deputies, who had been unable to resolve the issue, when Molotov declined to retread* an inch from his stand that o :v the 18. na'tions nanlfed lit hie" %(<■ should take part. * The Soviet Foreign Minister: adamant position came a few min utes after Prince. Mozaffar Firouv the Iranian ambassador to Russia, claimed that Molotov had assured him of Russian support of Iran': participation in a peace confer ence. HEAD OF AIRLINE SEEING SUPPORT South East President Asks Local Citizens To Give Views W. C. Teague, president and general manager of South Eas: airlines, last night issued a stale ment sar'ng for the support of the people of Wilmington and Nev. Hanover county in what he term ed the company’s efforts to furnish North Caiolina with adequate air line service. He asked that the firm be in formed of th wishes of the city and county residents on whether or not they wished the presen: service of but East airlines con tinued. “Write us and tell us if you want airline service” the state ment said. “Unless we hear from you, South East airlines will sus pend service to Wilmington at once.” Teague said it was thg belief of his firm that the people of North Carolina want the service the com pany has been rendering, and ex pressed the belief that the people of Wilmington and New Hanover county want the service continued. “We think you want and will support airmail service out of Wilmington west, and we are sure you will, have it soon,” he said in his statement. Teague pointed out that the com pany had “invested $100,000 in ’.he futurs of the state end said Souh East Airlines was willing to invest another $100,000 or even a million to give to North Carolina the kind of air service it needs. In referring 1 Bluethenthal air field, Teague asked “what good is an eleven million dollar air port if it is not serving the needs of the people?” And So To Bed The telephone rang in the Morning Star news room and a small feminine voice said: “I’d like to give in a little announcement.” “All right, Ma’m,” replied Sports Editor Roy Cook, who had answered despite the fact that he was trying to make a sports page deadline. “It’s a birth announcement,” said the small feminine voice. “Just a moment then,” said Roy, thinking of his deadline. “I’ll let some one else .take it. This is the sports department you have.” “Well, please give me the prop er party then.” said the small voice with a laugh. “I can assure you this was no sport* I