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ToL. -,-- WILMINGTON, N. C.. SUNDAY. APRIL 27, 1947 [’RICE—TEN CENTS SECTION-A
Marshall
Welcomed
By Truman
president Praises Secretary
Of State For His Work
At Moscow
VISITS PINEHURST
Account With Stalin Sched
uled To Be Given To Law
makers, Truman
WASHINGTON, April 26. —OP}—
president Truman welcomed Sec
tary of State Marshall dome
iron Moscow today with praise
lor his work but deferred hearing
his report until congressional
leaders of both parties share the
briefing.
"I am most happy to receive
you back with us,” Mr. Truman
ioid his top cabinet officer at the
airport. "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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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