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"I am very well pleased with what you have been doing. I know when you make the report to the country, the people will also be pleased.” That report will be broadcast fr n 8:30 to 9 pm (Eastern Stan dard Time) Monday night, 24 hours after a private reoort to the President and congressmen at the White House tomorrow night. Marshall conferred at the State department f o r 20 minutes with Undersecretary Dean Acheson and then flew off to Pinehurst, N. C., lor a reunion with Mrs. Marshall. Thus Marshall's account of his interview with Premier Stalin and his estimate of the results of the leven-week conference of Foreign ministers will be given to the congressmen at the same time the President himself hears it. Ey this unusual procedure Mr. T'uman apparently seeks to bol ster the bipartisan foreign policy. He has called in republicans with democrats before for policy dis cussions, but not before going over the ground with his advisers himself beforehand. Marshall has ben close-mouth ed about his meeting with Stalin. Extreme precautions were taken in the American delegation at Moscow to prevent any details leaking out until Marshall could lay them at first hand before his chief. On (he results of t h e foreign minister's conference, Marshall ex pressed disappointment in Berlin, cnroute home, over failure to “get more agreement on fundamental issues" and write a peace treaty ter Austria. At the airport here, he declined to discuss the meeting at all in advance of his official reports, hut said in response to the Presi dent’s greeting that he and other members of the delegation "tried to do our best not only in the Interest of the United States but ter the world.” TWO YOUNGJEWS SLAY POLICEMAN Recent Deaths In Palestine Vengeful Warfare Re ported At 14 ■JERUSALEM, April 26—(U.R)— Two young Jews who fired from » passing taxi cut down a senior Palestine police officer today as he stepped from his automobile in Haifa, bringing to 14 the death tel] in a week of vengeful warfare against the British by the Jewish underground. The Jewish agency, political rep resentative of the Holy Land’s 600, 000 Jews, was reported preparing new proposals to the Palestine government for combatting ter rorism. These include establish ment of security patrols by armed members of Hagana, the reputed 60 000 strong clandestine Jewish "defense army” which works closely with the Jewish agency, a realiable informant said. A. E. Conquest, head of t^e Haifa criminal investigation de partment was shot twice in the abdomen by his assailants, whose (Continued on Page Two; Col. 1) PHYSICIANS FAIL TO FILL VA NEED About 10 Doctors Inter viewed, Express Interest In VA Work Nl Wilmington physicians have hied applications for work with the Veterans administration in this ci*y. although about 10 have been interviewed and have expressed in terest in the government assign ment. the Winston-Salem regional VA office, reported last night. At the same time the report said the renovation of Room 100 ir> the Wilmington customhouse had not yet begun, and it would be some tune before the VA staff here would move into its new quar ters, One of the necessities in the expanded VA plans in Wilmington ls the employment of at least one “til time physician to handle veterans’ cases, as earlier disclos by the local contact office. In Winston-Salem, it vtos an nounced that only “feelers” had keen received from Wilmington doctors, but the repert said the ' A expected no trouble in interest '*tg medical men in the program, »hen it finally gets underway. MIGUEL ALEMAN MEXICAN LEADER PLANS U. S. VISIT Washington Making Plans For Stirring Reception For Visitor WASHINGTON, April 26. — (U.R) — This capital tonight was pre paring a gigantic welcome for President Miguel Aleman when he comes here Tuesday to pay Wash ington its first visit by a Mexican president. Remembering the stirring re ception given President Truman in Mexico City last March, every body from Mr. Truman down hop ed that Aleman’s welcome here would be one of the greatest ever extended a distinguished visitor. Government officials viewed the exchange of visits started by President Truman as a happy sign of inter-American friendship. Ale man’s visit here will be unique. Presidents and presidents-elect of various Latin American coun tries have made official visits to Washington in the past. But none of them was from Mexico, the onlj American country with which the United States ever waged war. That war fought 100 years ago, gave the United States Tex as, California, New Mexico and Arizona. Participating in the plans for Aleman’s entertainment are White House, State Department, and District of Columbia officials. They hope to match the color and pomp of the welcome given Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower when he returned from Europe in 1945. By presidential order, all federal employes who can be spared from their work will be excused on Tuesday to watch the parade in which President Truman and Ale (Continued on Page Three; Col. 3) legioTdrummers SEEK N. C. AWARD Instructor Expresses Con fidence In Wilmington Corps’ Ability Wilmington American Legion post has been “promised” the North Carolina Drum and Bugle corps championship by R. T. Ber man, director of the local organiza tion. Berman said last night his group “will win the state crown at the forthcoming Carolina Beach con vention if they give me coopera tion for the next few weeks.” Organized last October, the Post No. 10 corps has improved steadily under Berman’s instruction, but a new lesson has been added since it has been reported that Gen. Dwight Eisenhower and Gen. Omar Bradley may attend the Tar Heel legion convention. “We’ve got to learn ruffles and flourishes if the generals make an appearance,” Berman said, “When a starred military officer is around, the bugles honor him with the ruffles and flourishes.” Berman has just been awarded a diploma in the National Associa te: of Rudimental Drummers, which qualifies him to instruct any drummer in the country. He took the examination in Baltimore last month. NO ONE KNEW THE BIG FOUR DUBLIN, Eire, April 26.— (U.R)—1The Royal theater’s week ly quiz program offered 20 pounds ($80) last night for any one who could name the Big Four foreign ministers taking part in the Moscow’ conference. No one could. The prize was unclaimed. Labor Chief Holds Talks On Walkout Telephone Union Expres sion Of Hope For Settle ment Is Heard NO NEW PLAN Coast-To-Coast Strike Will Be Headed Into Fourth Week Monday WASHINGTON, April 26— (/P) — Secretary of Labor Schwellenbach held shirt-sleeve conferences on the telephone strike today which pro duced a union expression of hope for a settlement but no new plan for one from any quarter. “I am hopeful that between now and Monday we’ll get an agree ment,” said Joseph A. Beirne, president of the National Federa tion of Telephone Workers, after one of these sessions. But he added that there is “nothing in sight at the moment” to bear out the hope. WASHINGTON, April 26.—(fl>) —Federal conciliators said to night they are carefully de veloping a program “which may be fruitful” in bringing an end to the 20-day old telephone strike. Peter J. Manno, and Wil liam N. Margolis, two con ciliation service members, ex pressed that view after a con ference with the striding Na tional Federation of Telephone workers and telephone man agement representatives. With the coast - to - coast strike headed for its fourth week Monday, the Labor Secretary met separate ly at his office with Beirne and C. F. Craig, vice president in charge of personnel of the American Tele phone and Telegraph Co. These talks came as Schwellen bach’s conciliators got three sets of negotiations between A. T. & T. affiliates and the striking unions going again in a new burst of Fed eral Mediation activity to get the 340,000 strikers back to work. But there was no sign that they were providing any significant develop ment. Beirne said Schwellenbach had no new settlement plan to offer and had merely reviewed the entire situation. Action by the NFTW in reducing wage demands from a $12 weekly raise to $6 failed to bring any money offers from the companies. They are holding to their offer to arbitrate all principal issues regionally. Beirne said he informed Schwel lenbach about the reduced union wage demand and “we told Mr. Schwellenbach again we thought the companies should make us a wage offer.” In Chicago, the commercial Tele phone workers union, NFTW affili ate, met rejection from the Illinois Bell Telephone Co. to an offer to go back to work for a one-cent an hour increase, with the remainder of the $6 or 15-cent hourly demand to be arbitrated. Beirne said he called this to the attention of the Labor Secretary, too, but that Schwellenbach had no comment. The Illinois union, together with another, the federation of telephone clerks of Illinois,' had pulled their (Continued on Page Two; Col. 1) SUMMERTIME IS OBSERVED IN 10 STATES By The Associated Press Most people in ten states, and some people in six others, today were minus an hour of time they won’t regain until Sept. 28. Clocks were turned ahead an hour early today in parts of the 16 states, most of them in the northeast, but most people in the south, west and midwest spurned daylight saving time and still op erated on standard time today. Also staying on Standard Time were railroads, air and buss lines, which predicted little confusion and said long-trip schedules would re main about the same. Only in commuting areas having daylight time were changes expected, w’ith schedules printed in standard time but in most cases shifted one hour. Clock-fixing at 2 a. m. today af fected most of the residents of New, York, Connecticut, Main, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Dela ware, Vermont and Pennsylvania, and some residents of Maryland, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Tennes see and Michigan. Wilmington Jaycees Named State’s Outstanding Club Although Wilmington failed to push its candidates, Hal Love, over the top for presidency of the state Junior Chamber of Commerce, the local club was awarded the state’s most coveted honor—the Geissen ber award, at the state convention at Atlantic Beach last nigh. The plaque has been held for Winson - Salem for the past six years and was only awarded to the locals after a committee had decided — beyond doubt—that the Wilmington club was the outstand ing Jaycee organization in the state. . Wilmington also won several other first places during the three day convention. They included awards for public health; civic planning; best mimeographed bull etin; best job of reporting to "Future” the state magazine; Americanism and tied with Wilson for first place in extention. The local club sponsored four new clubs during the year. Second places were awarded for fire prevention activities; Boy Scouta; second quarterly award; safety and aviation. The club also placed third in the Lentz award for the outstanding project of the year. Mrs. Robert Howard, wife of last year's Wilmington president, was appointed chairman of a plan (Continued on Page Three; Col. 3) GRISSETT JURY REMAINS DEADLOCKED; STRIKE TIES UP WSA VESSEL IN POR T; COMPANIES RALLY WITH PAY INCREASES Towing Ship Is Involved In Pay Row Other Vessels Of Moran Towing Company, Of New York, Affected 20 ON~STRIKE Members Of Deck, Engine And Stewards’ Depart ment Seek Pay Hike The S. S. Trinidad Head of the Moran Towing company, New York city, was tied up by a strike of the Seamans’ International union last night at the Broadfoot Iron Works, foot of Church street. Members of the deck, engine and stewards’ departments walked off the ship, a towing vessel leased by the War Shipping administra tion, at 2:30 p. m. yesterday, when the SIU called a strike for a six per cent pay increase against the Moran Towing company, one of the largest towing companies in the world. The Trinidad Head is approxi mately 192 feet long, and carries a full crew of about 26 men. Captain Bill Dupuey of the Trini dad Head was quoted as saying that the New York company had advised him that arbitration was expected to begin Wednesday. The Moran company operates seven ships of the Trinidad Head type, it was understood, with one at Savannah. Ga., another en route to Java with a ship in tow. It was not reported where the other four vessels were located. How ever, it was understood that the ship at Savannah had been struck also. The Moran company operates ap proximately 100 harbor tugs in New York harbor, it was reported, but these vessels were not affected by the strike. The Trinidad Head was scheduled to leave Wilmington for Charles ton at 2:30 p. m. today with the S. S. Blackman, from the Bruns wick layup basin, in tow. Licensed personnel of the Trini dad Head were being forced to eat in restaurants, as members of the stewards’ department were not working. RHODESlLECTED HEAD OF 40 & 8 Two New Members Are Elected To Membership Of Wilmington Voiture The annual election of officers for Wilmington Voiture No. 245 of the “40 & 8’’ was held Friday night at the American Legion Heme, and Whlliam K. Rhodes, Jr., an attorney, was elected Chef de Gare to succeed Chef de Gare Charles -I. Foard. Two new members were elected to membership in the local voi ture: John H. Farrell, city in dustrial agent, whose membership was transferred from the depart ment of Delaware, and Larry R. Schneider, veterans’ advisor. The meeting, which was presid ed over by Chef de Gare Foard, selected the followin. slate of of ficers for the 1947-1948 year: Chef de Garr Rhodes, Chef de Train O. G. Bain, Comm ' saire In terdent Clarence (Mike) Leon, Correspondent Lawrence S. Ever (Continued on Page Three; Col. 3) Senator Attacks Customs Positions As ‘Political’ WASHINGTON, April 26.—(IP)— Senator Aiken (R-Vt.) today class ed 56 well-paying jobs in the Cus toms bureai as political plums and announced plans to knock them of! in an economy shakeup. Aiken is chairman of the new Senate expenditures committee which already has recommended that the bureau be “thoroughly overhauled and reorganized” in order to operate during the next fiscal year within a $3,500,000 slash in its operating funds. The political plums, Aiken told a repoi'ter, are posts of collectors of customs and “other political appointees that are costing the government more than $400,000 a year.” “The expenditures committee is going to examine into these poli tical jobs at length,” Aiken said. “We may recommend that they be abolished.” Aiken reported the committee staff already has found that two of the “political appointees” are "at least 80 years of age and physically unqualified for the work” while another recently re placed, “was a practicing physi cian who visited the customs of fice about once every two weeks— presumably on pay days.” The study showed salaries of the customs collectors, comptrol MRS. EVALYN M’LEAN OWNER OTHOPE DIAMOND IS DEAD Mrs. Evalyn Walsh M’Lean Dies In Colorful Wash ington Mansion WASHINGTON, April 26. — (U.R) — Mrs. Evalyn Walsh McLean, owner of the fabulous Hope Dia mond and well-known capital par ty giver, died tonight at her color ful “Friendship” mansion here. She was 60. Mrs. McLean was pronounced dead at 6:15 p. m., (EST), by Dr. Bernard J. Walsh who at tributed her death to pneumonia. She had been ill only briefly and had been under oxygen treatment for 24 hours. Just before her death, Mrs. Mc Lean received the last rites of the Catholic church from the Rev. Edmund A. Walsh, S. J., a friend of long standing. Surviving her are two sons, John McLean, who lives in Texas, and Edward B. McLean of Colorado Springs, Col. Als at her bedside were her lawyer, Thurman Arnold, a one time trust-busting new dealer and a frequent house guest, and Mrs. Elinor (Cissie) Patterson, publish er of the Washington Times Herald. Her son John is flying from Dallas tonight, and Edward is ex pected to arrive from Beverly Hills, Cal., tomorrow to complete funeral arrangements. Besides these, she is survived by a first cousin in Colorado Springs and six grandchildren. Mrs. McLean returned from Florida only 10 days ago, where she was recuperating. Mrs. McLean’s death followed by only seven months that of her only daughter, Mrs. Evalyn Mc Lean Reynolds, wife of former Sen. Robert Reynolds of North Carolina. The daughter of an Irish im migrant, Mrs. McLean was born it: the Colorado mining town of Dead wood on Aug., 1, 1886. For the first 10 years of her life ((Continued on Page Two; Col. 1) STAR-NEWSREEL TO END SERIES Today’s S nday Star-News reel, last of the current season, will salute Wilmington and New Hanover county, center of pro gress in S JUthv _stern North Carolina, in a narrative drama tization, written and directed by Ben McDonald, Star-News Round-The-Town reporter. Today’s program will include in the cast Frank Emmert and W. O. Page, Jr., soloists; Mary Henri Wolfe, accompanist; and Ruth Davis McDonald. A new series of these pro grams will be res ed Septem ber 2; starring Ben McDonald. ler and other political appointees range from a top of $12,00 a year down to $7,000. Aiken said there ’s a valid de fense of political appointees in cer tain government positions because of complaints that “some civil service workers are rather nar row and get arbitrary because they are so sure of their jobs.” The political pat- .nage com plaint turned up during a sharp criticism of the customs bureau for firing 1,579 port and border patrol officers after the House reduced its operating funds for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Aiken told the Senate this “wholesome firing” was a “bald faced” attempt to influence Con gress. He recommended that the bureau get _o additional funds and be instructed to distribute the $3, 500,000 reduction over all its em ployes instead of lumping it all on the officers who guard borders and ports against smuggling. Senator Cordon (R-Ore), chair man of an Appropriations subcom mittee which is passing upon Customs operating funds, raised the question of political appointees during hearings. He asked wheth er they had experience in the work. (Continued on Page Three; Col. 7) - , Chrysler, I GE Latest To Follow Jones And Loughlin Steel Firms Also Join Ranks To Give Pay Hikes 790,000 BENEFIT Wage Patterns Compare Witli Predominant Plan Granted Last Spring By the Associated Press General Electric, the Chrysler corporation and the Jones and Laughlin Steel corporation Satur day granted their employes wage boosts approximating 15 cents an hour, bringing to more than 790, 000 the number of workers in three major industries who have reached agreements at that figure. The General Electric agreement for a 15 cent boost covered 125,000 employes in 14 states. The Chrysler contract, similar to one signed by General Motors Tuesday, provided a 11 1-2 cent increase plus six paid holidays and other changes and affects 70,000 production employes in five states. the agreement with Jones ana Laughlin, the nation’s fourth larg est steel producer, covered 25,000 employes in the Pittsburgh area and provided for a 12 1-2 cent boost plus other benefits which made the total "more than 15 cents.” The wage pattern set by pre vious increases in the electrical, automotive and steel industries, and followed in Saturday’s settle ments, compared with a predomi nant pattern ol 18 and 18 1-2 cents boosts granted last spring at the peak of the post-war strike wave. Although 30-day strike notices were filed in some industries this year, the 1947 agreements were reached without the series of crip pling walkouts that marked 1946. In the current three week tele phone strike. Joseph A. Beirne, president of the National Federa tion of Telephone Workers, ex pressed hope that some settlement of the communications waiKout might be reached before Monday. The NFTW originally asked a $12 a week increase and later re duced demands to $6 or approxi mately 15 cents an hour. Meanwhile in Washington the Senate Republican Policy commit (Continued on Page Three; Col. 6) INTEREST MOUNTS IN BEACH VOTING CAROLINA BEACH, April 26.— Registration for voting in the gen eral election May 6 had yesterday jumped from 640 on the books at the opening, to 780. A long line of potential voters kept J. C. Sanderson, registrar busy all day, in a spurt of unex plained interest in the pending election which will see a mayor and four aldermen elected, and hear a voice from the residents on a proposed bond issue for town improvements. The bond issue which officials admit is urgently needed now, to proceed with a program of street and sidewalk paving and extension and improvement to the town’s water and sewer systems. The bond issue, according to of fices of the town clerk, will not af fect the tax rate of property own ers materially, the assessments for funds to pay the costs of the work being paid over a five-year period. Meanwhile officials have an nounced that some progress is be ing made on the drainage program, and that despite heavy rainfall 0f the past week, water in Carolina lake has been at its lowest ebb in several months. They accounted for this by point ing out that their new ditch open ed at an approximate cost of $3, 000 this spring, had been sand bagged to keep the water from old Heneka ditch from flowing in to the new channel. Wilmington Cancer Fund Exceeds Goal Of $4,500 The New Hanover county cancer funds drive has gone “well over its goal” of $4,500, and late re ports yesterday indicated that more than $5,000 had been collect ed, Mrs. N. L. Foy announced. The drive under the sponsorship .of the local North Carolina Sorosis club, has shown equally as much spirit here to date as the drive for 1946 when more than $6,000 was collected. Mrs. Foy said yesterday that the campaign for funds will continue through Wednesday of next week, although the goal has been reach ed. “We hope to do even better than last year,” she said. “I am deeply gratified at the re sponse of the people of Wilmington, — Sabotage A trouble shooter at Los Angeles makes emergency re alrs to a broken cable. The damage was one of seven cases of alleged sabotage reported in Southern California. These were the first notes of violence In the telephone strike in that area. GOVERNMENTLOffi 1S CITED IN WAA High Official Admits Con siderable Loss In Sale Of Nuts, Bolts WASHINGTON, April 26—(U.R)— A high official of the War Assets administration admitted today that the government lost considerable money in the sale of surplus nuts and bolts under a contract that bordered on the “unconscionable.” The contract, signed on May 8, 1946, turned over to the Palmer Nut & Bolt company of Detriot nearly all surplus nuts and bolts. The purchase price was $22.50 a ton. Some of the nuts and bolts were later valued at $6,600 a ton. “My opinion is that it is a very bad type of contract for the gov ernment,” Jesse Larson, WAA acting general counsel told a spe cial House committee investigat ing surplus property sales. Larson said he began investigat ing the contract last January when it was first called to his attention. He concluded that while it was bad, it was “valid and binding” and had to be carried out. By that time, the WAA had de livered about 65,000 tons of nuts and bolts to the Palmer company at a price of $1,600,000. House committee officials have estima ted that the government could have realized at least an addi (Continued on Page Two; Col. 1) STUDENfFREED IN DUKE PROBE Police Press Investigation of Shooting Of Duke Hospital Nurse DURHAM, April 26.—(A1)—Duke hospital attaches kept on the alert today for a possible repeition of mysterious attacks on two nurses and a series of incendiary fires which have taken place since Tuesday midnight . Meantime, city police and de tectives said ey were pressing their investigation of the incidents but they gave no in 'cation that a solution was imminent. Police Chief H. E. King said to day that Dennis O’Neal, 25, of Durham, a former employe of the hospital and now a student at the University of North Carolina, had been released after being ques tioned in connection with the shoot ing of Miss Sue Taylor, 26-year old nurse, late Wednesday. King explained that O’Neal had (Continued on Page Two; Col. 2) the press and the radio who have given their whole-hearted support to the campaign,” Mrs. John Knox Ward, publicity chairman of the campaign said,” anyone who has not had the chance to con tribute to the drive, may do so between now and Thursday.” Such donations may be made at the booths located at Kress, Belks, and Saunders, she said, or con tributions may be made at the club house, 116 N. Third street. Special mention was made by Mrs. Foy of the "fine work” done by the committee of the Atlantic Coast Line, headed by W. M. Dick son, and the county schools, head ed by Mrs. J. H. Ferguson. (Continued on Page Three; Col. 1) Attorneys Recall Bid Is Denied No Decision Reached As Deliberations Enter 15th Hour After Midnight INTEREST HIGH Group Stood 7-5 At Seven o’CIock When Called To Break For Supper The fate of Roy L. Grissett, «x Wilmington poli. e officer charged with store-breaking and larcency, and receiving, hung in the balance this morning shortly after one o’clock as a 12-man jury was still deadlocked behind locked doors in New Hanover county courthouse. The jury received the case at 10:40 a. m. yesterdfy. Judge Clawson L. Williams gave no indication that he would dis miss the jury at that hour. At 12:10 a. m. Ozmer Henry, Lumberton, one of Grissett’s three defense attorney’s made a motion to recall the jury. Judge Williams denied the motion. me jury received a short break for supper shortly after seven o’clock and returned to deliberate a decision. At tlfct time they stood 7-5 although no indication was given whether or not the de fendant was favored. Acquitted on a similar motor theft charge in the February term of court, Grissett was tried for breaking and entering Anchor Hardware company and the lar ceny and receiving of an outboard motor. Three more charges »re still pending against him. Judge Williams earlier in the trial denied repeated motions of former jeopardy as well as a mo tion for non-suit. After completing his hour long charge to the jury at 10:40 a. m., Judge Williams called the jury back in 40 minutes later to further explain one point of his previous instructions. “The ‘doctrine of recent posses sion’ applies only to the second count of larceny and not to the first count of the bill of indict ment,” he explained. Judge Williams had earlier told the jury it might deliver a ver dict of guilty %n any of the three separate counts included in the bill of indictment, which were as follows: (1) Breaking and entering. (2) Larceny. (3) Receiving. The “doctrine of recent posses sion” was explained by the judge to mean that if property known to be stolen was recently thereafter in the possession of a person, that person was presumed to be the thief. He further pointed out that this doctrine was either weaker or stronger depending upon the time element. In reviewing the testimony given during the t"o day hearing of the case. Judge Williams commented that Grissett had denied all knowl edge of the outboard motor in his first conference with Police Chief Charles Casteen and Harry Fales. superintendent of the bureau o identification. “But,” he continued, "in a tuD* sequent interview Grissett said ne (Continued on Page Two; Col. 4) SPRING WEATHER IS MOSTLY CLEAR By The Associated Pres* A week-end of generally mild temperatures and clear skies the first this spring—gave picnickers, golfers and other outdoor en thusiasts the weather break they have been waiting for. Although springlike weather has paid fleeting visits to the midwest and other sections, the week-ends generally have been cold and wet. Fair weather with rising tem peratures prevailed over nearly the entire country Saturday, with the exception of upper Michigan and northern Minnesota, where temperatures continued cool and a few showers fell. The Weather forecast For North Carolina: Fair and a little warmer Sunday and Monday. Meteorological data for the 24 hours ending 7:30 p. m., yesterday. Temperatures 1 ;30 a. m-, 70: 7:30 a. m., 68: 1:30 p. m., 67: 7:30 P- m- 59. Maximum 70, Minimum 64, Mean 07, Normal 65. Humidity 1:30 a. m.. 79; 7:30 a. m., 59; 1:30 p. m., 45; 7:30 p. m.. 70. Precipitation Total for 24 hours ending 7:30 p. m, 0 00 inches. Total since the first of the month 3.72 inches. TIDES FOR TODAY (From the Tide Tables published by U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey). High Low Wilmington - 2:46a 10:15a 3:14p 30:29p Masonboro Inlet_12:37a 7:08a l:!8p 7:20p Sunrise 5:27; Sunset 8:52; Moonrise 11:00a; Moonset 1:08a. River stage at Fayettevillee at * a m. Saturday, 12.5 feet. /'