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lwumtnaum mmmm sntu* ^iir -——-—' State and National New* VOLj^—NO. 219. j ___WILMINGTON, N. C., THURSDAY, MAY 1, 1947 " --ESTABLISHED 18^7 Phone Peace Still Shaky Strike Settlements Involv ing 43,000 Workers May Not Materialize Jit THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Strike settlements involving 43, jqq telephone workers in two cities vere reached Wednesday, but sig nalled no immediate end of the nationwide tieup. The telephone agreements cov jyed members of four independent telephone workers unions in New York city with 37,000 members ,n(j one in Pennsylvania with 6, 000 However, decision of one of the New York unions to respect the picket lines of workers still on strike put the agreements on a shaky foundation. The New York unions, which are not affiliated with the striking Na tional Federation of Telephone workers, settled for a $4 a week wage increase and other benefits. The striking Pennsylvania mainte nance workers also unaffiliated with the NFTW, settled for $3 more for employes under $51 a week and $4 for those above $51 „lus other benefits. The NFTW has been demanding weekly wage Increases of $6, in line with the trace patterns set in the steel, au tomotive and electrical industries. Vote Approved The vote to respect picket lines was approved by the Traffic Em ployes association in New York, with 18,000 members, after sever al stormy meetings. Approximate ly "i,500 of 3,000 TEA members who met in Manhattan walked out 0; the meeting, expressing indig nation at the $4 settlement. A New York telephone company official said the settlement agree ment “provided for a return to work tomorrow, without qualifica U°Efforts to settle the National (Continued on Page Two; Col. 1) EUROPETOSTAGE MAY DAY PARADES Millions Of Workers Will Hold Traditional Exercises Today LONDON, April 30 —tU.fi)— May iav-a sort of July fourth. Christ mas and Thanksgiving all rolled into one for the Communists—will be celebrated in most European countries tomorrow. Russia, the fountainhead of Communism, was “alive with prep arations, with armies of decora tors stringing up miles of scarlet cloth and lights.” Radio Moscow said. It reported that thousands of Russians would march tomorrow on Gorky street, which already was decorated with streamers and portraits of Soviet leaders. “Red Square looks majestic in its festive attire and people are crowding the shops to buy gifts,” Radio Moscow said. France will have probably the biggest May day celebration in its history. The General Confedera tion of workers, which is Com - munist-controlled , was organizing the day's activities. More than 500.000 Communists, Socialists ana other Leftists were expected to march in Paris, and there will be smaller demonstrations in 140 other French cities and commu - nities. Legal Holiday Tire results will be nearly the lame as those of a general strike. May day is an official holiday with pay in France and few gov ernment workers will be on their ; jobs. There will be no taxis or buses in Paris; the subway will operate on a reduced schedule. Places of business, even cafes, motion picture theaters, and night clubs, will be closed. The govern ment radio will go off the air dur ing the afternoon. Trade unionists in Britain tradi tionally celebrate May day on the Sunday following May 1- This year there will be a big meeting in Hyde park after parades fiom various parts of London. .... Italy’s Communist - controlled general confederation of labor, which represents some 7,000,000 workers, prepared to make May day its biggest show of strength since the end of the war. rhe organization already had issued a manifesto for the occa sion, blaming “reactionaries,” the privileged classes and Prollj®er® for the serious economic plight ot the nation. The Weather FORECAST: North Carolina—Partly cloudy Warner Thursday witn fiiunaer.-i Thursday, ending extreme eastJJ? »ion Thursday morning. a"d. ,b®g ”ittly over west Thursday night. Friday P eioudy and mild. , __j South C: rolina-Partly eioudy continued warm Thursday ana , ' ' Showers Northwest portion Hwr.w tight. (Eastern Standard Time, (By U. S. Weather Bureau) Meteorological data for the 2 •i.<iii;g 1:30 p. m. yesterday. < .• vit»LRATviK.ES 1:30 a. m. 67; 7:30 a. m- 69; 1:30 p. m 76. 7:30 p. m. 73; Maximum 7t; Mm - mum 64; Mean 71; Normal 66. humidity 1:30 a. m. 78; 7:30 a. m. 86; 1:30 P 74; 7:3f) p. m. 84 PRECIPITATION Total for 24 hours ending 7:30 p. m ® 00 inches. 0 ®ota] since the first of the month 3.721 wc'nes. TIDES FOR TODAY 'From the Tide Tables published by U. * Coast and Geodetic Survey). HIGH LOW Wilmington _ 6:51 a.m. 1:28 a.m. 7:22 p.m. 1:52 p.m. Ma&onboro_4:44 a.m. 11:03 a.m* 5:20 p.m. 11:30 p.m. Sunrise 5:23; Sunset 6:55; Moon rise •:36p; Mconset 3:42a. River stage at Fayetteville, N. C. ?t 8 m. Wednesday 11.6 feet. More Weather On Page Two DR. OSWALDO ARANHA (above), former foreign minister of Brazil, was elected president of the special Palestine session of the United Nations General Assembly which opened in New York Mon day; LEWIS WINS ONE POINT AT PARLEY UMW Leader Gains Con cession From Govern ment, Workers Poll WASHINGTON, April 30 — (JF) — John L. Lewis won an initial con cession from the government and coal operators today when they a greed to poll Southern mine own ers on whether they support their association’s opposition to a na tional contract. The Southern Coal Producers Association, bargaining represent ation of operators who say they produce 35.4 per cent of the na tion’s bituminous coal, wants to make a separate contract with the United Mine Workers union Lewis aeads. me last agreement Detween tne iperators and Lewis, made in 1945 and terminated by him last spring, was s national one. Preliminary talks between Lewis and the operators, begun yesterday at the request of the government, were recessed until next Tuesday at 10 a.m. (EST). To Conduct Poll Navy Captain N. H. Collisson , coal mines administrator who has been running the mines since last May, announced that the poll of aperators will be taken between now and next Tuesday. Collisson told a news conference ther- is “a sizeable number” of operators whose mines are locat ed in both the Southern and Northern areas—such as the Hop pers Coal company of Pittsburgh and Peabody of Chicago. These operators will be asked whether they want to join in bargaining Eor a nation wide agreement, or :c stand w7ith the Southern associ ation. Should such companies favor national bargaining, this would len aid to Lewis’ apparent move ;o wean away as many operators rom the Southern association as possible, so as to isolate those in :hat group. Lewis Stratedgy If he negotiates a contract with the Northern Appalachian, Middle : Western and Far Western sections pf the industry before June 30, then the Southern producers (Continued on Page Two; Col. 7) MANY WITNESSES URGE FRANCHISE Eastern Carolina People; Support Seashore Route Application RALEIGH, April 30— (JP) —More than 100 witnesses came here to day for a Utilities commission bearing on application of the Sea shore Transportation company ol New Bern for a franchise to car ry passengers from Goldsboro to Raleigh. The application is being opposed by the Atlantic Greyhound corpor ation which is already operating Erom Raleigh to Goldsboro, and by :he Carolina Coach company. The Seashore corporation placed several witnesses on the stand who told the commission that if the franchise were granted, quick er and more convenient service would be provided for passengers Erom Morehead City, Beaufort and New Bern into Raleigh and that it would eliminate the necessity Eo: passengers to and from these points to change buses in Golds noro. The commission is also hearing an application by Atlantic Grey aound for a franchise from its present Raleigh - Goldsboro route to Wilson Mills which is cn the route being sought by the Sea shore Transportation corporation. Th° hearing is expected to last for several days. Kibitzer At U N Meeting Gets Trygve Lie’s Goat UNITED NATIONS ASSEMBLY HALL, FLUSHING, N. Y„ April 30— (U.R) —Secretary -General Trygve Lie got nervous today as the 14-man United Nations Steer ing committee debated the Pales j tine problem. It seems a strangei was peering over Lie’s shoulder | Whenever any delegate spoke, the stranger wo-Id prcd Lie, ask ing: “What d’you think?” or: “Is that good?” Lie a portly man who seme times’ exhibits a fair-to-middling temper, bore all this in --ience for a while. Finally he leaned over arid asked the Brazilian chairman. Oswaldo Aranha: “Who is this?” Aranha stared and shrugged. "I don’t know.” he replied, “but he looks like a member of my delegation.” Finally, Lie turned to the inter loper and demanded: “Just who are you?” "I,” replied the stranger, draw ing himself up proudly, “am here to cover this meeting for the Swiss press.” He did the rest of his reporting from the outside. DEVASTATING TORNADO KILLS CHILD, RENDERS 300 HOMELESS NEAR FAIRMONT; PALESTINE SPECIAL SESSION “BLOCKED” Egypt Makes Buffer riassan Pasha, Assembly He Will i Not Press For Vote NEW YORK, April 30 — (/P)— Egypt attempted tonight to avert a showdown vote in the United Nations Assembly’s Steering com mittee on the Arab countries’ de mand for the U.N. to consider in dependence for Palestine now. Mahmoud Hassan Pasha, Egyp tian delegate, told the committee he would not press for a vote on his proposal at this time. But each of the other four Arab states in the U.N., asked if they desired to withdraw similar pro posals also, said flatly “No.” Dr. Oswaldo Aranha, assembly president, who had failed before the crucial committee meeting to effect a compromise, then ordered the discussion to continue, with a vote in view. Egypt is the only Arab state represented on the steering com mittee. The other four were sit ting without vote at the invita tion of the committee. Thus the dilemma which had occupied the committee since yes terday noon remained unsolved. Although the opposition clearly had enough votes to defeat the Arab proposal. Aranha then offered the propo sal which he apparently had put ‘orwart earlier in the evening as i compromise. He suggested the Steering com mittee should recommen^ to the General Assembly that the pro (Continued cn Page Two; Col. 2) P( OWN FOLK PRICE CUT Thousands Throng Stores To Take Advantage Of 10% Reductions POTTSTOWN, Pa., April 30—(TP) —Price slashes ranging from 10 to >0 percent today ended a spring ;ime buying slump in this Eestern i’ennsylvania city of 20,000 with many merchants reporting the best ousiness since the war’s end. Virtually all stores cooperated n the community profit sharing )lan to boost customer sales and i Chamber of Commerce spokes man flatly called the one-day sale ‘an out-and-out attempt to clean >ut our merchandise so we can jlan for a permanent reduction in he next few months.” Jack Hoffman, operator of the own’s argest (New York) depart ment store, told a reporter ‘‘today vas the biggest one-day sale in the !6-year-hisory of my establish ment.’ “I’ve never had people standing ng in line to get into the place be 'ore,’’ he stated. Customers crowded into the ;tore to take advantage of a flat .0 per cent reduction on all items - plus cuts up to 60 per cent on >thers. At least two grocery stores gave i 10 percent discount on all pur ;hases above $1 and their owner, Jeorge Karpinski, said he’d keep he cut in effect “for at least a veek to see how it works out.” “I just want to clean out my [helves so I can go after new merchandise at lower prices", Kar linski declared. Albert W. Gould, the chamber's (Continued on Page; Two Col. 8) LOSS OF TROUSSEAU GAINS SYMPATHY OF NEW JERSEY POLICE JERSEY CITY, N. J. April 30 —(TP)—When a girl drives from Norfolk, Va., to New York city to purchase a trousseau, anj then it vanishes from her automobile on the return trip—Police Lt. John English lends a sympathetic ear. Miss Shirley Nickelson, of Nor Eolk, told English today that after leaving the Jersey City end of the Holland tunnel, en route South, she noticed a package containing £700 worth of wedding apparel vas missing. English sent out an alarm for the return of the blue and green vrapped package, and Miss Nick ;lson continued toward Norfolk. THIS IS A GENERAL VIEW at the opening of th e special Palestine session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Dr. Oswaldo Ar anha, former foreign minister of Brazil, newly elected president of the special session, stands on the platform (addressing the gathering. Delegates of Arab countries are demanding immediate independence for Palestine. (AP Wirephoto). Senate Votes Against Split Bill; House Slashes Foreign Relief Cash _.tf Truman Measure Given Stiff Jolt By Vote Of 333 To 66 WASHINGTON, April 30 —(/Pi— The administration's foreign re lief program suffered a jolting blow today when the House passed a bill slashed from $350,000,000 to $200,000,000 and clamping sharp controls on help to Russian-dom inated countries. The tattered bill, passed on a roll call vote of 333 to 66, now goes to the Senate, where the adminis tration hopes it will be restored to something resembling its original form. The Senate Foreign Rela tions committee yesterday approv ed the full $350,000,000 unanimous ly. (The bill is entirely distinct from the proposed $400,000,000 program of helping stiffen Greece and Tur key against Communism). The House version, as redraft ed1 Authorizes expenditure of $200, 300,000 in American aid abroad. Bans Aid To Some Provides that none of these coun tries can get the help if their gov ernments are under the domina tion of Russia, unless they agree (Continued on Page Two, Col. 4) ALEMAN SALUTES U. S. WAR HEROES Mexican President Places Wreath At Tomb Of Unknown Soldier WASHINGTON, April 30 — (3P) - Mexico’s visiting President Ale man today reverently saluted the unknown war dead of the United States, and later assailed aggres sion anywhere in the world as a peril to the peace of the Amer icans. The Mexican executive drove Erom the White House to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in Arling ton National cametery. There he placed a wreath of red roses, gardenias and lillies on the tomb. A 21-gun saulte boomed out as he entered the cemetery. Two hours later, he1 spoke be fore the governing board of the Pan Amrican union, a few blocks from the White House, and observ (Continued on Page; Two Col. 8) MYSTERY PLANE LONDON, April 30—(/P)—Re curring reports of a midnight “ghost plane’’ swooping out of the East at tremendous speed gave the British press a sensa tional aviation mystery today but the Royal Air force, while admitting the whole thing was “slightly mysterious,” re fused to get excited. Eye-witness accounts said the mystery craft, first plotted by radar early in January, zooms over the East Anglia coast — as though it came from the j continent — and disappears in land at a speed of 400 miles an hour or more. What is even odder is that the plane has never been seen mak ing the return journey from England to the continent. RAF night fighters have tried regu larly to intercept the “ghost plane” but so far have been un successful. MINERS TRAPPED BY SHAFT BLAST Rescue Squads Penetrate 400 Feet Into Lateral Seeking Eight Men TERRE HAUTE, Ind., April 30. —(tP)— Eight coal miners were be lieved trapped by an explosion in the Spring Hill mine late today, and three others who escaped join ed rescue squads tonight in pene trating 400 feet into the blast-torn lateral shaft. Harry Kerns, owner of the small truck mine four miles south of here, said three men who escaped unhurt from the bottom of the mine reported that the explosion occurred during blasting for a new air shaft at a depth of 80 feet. He said the trapped men were about 1,000 to 2,000 feet away from the shaft. Evans said other delays have occurred because of lack of suf ficient brattices and curtains for protection of the rescue route. Hundreds of miners from nearby shafts and wives of the trapped men crowded around the tipple to night. _ . Along The Cape Fear ILLUSTRIOUS VISITORS — A day or two ago we were writing about the presidents who had vis ited Wilmington. According to rec ords, our city not only entertained the nation’s chief executive, but it also was host to the great Daniel Webster in May of 1847. Mr. Webster was the guest of Governor Dudley while here. He was accompanied by his family and was greeted by a large recep tion committee. * * * IMPRESSED—History says that Mr. Webster was very much im pressed by the elaborate enter tainment accorded him by the governor. It was saia that, his host introduced him to his favorite dish —tripe. He never before had eaten tripe, the record says, and “was very much pleased with the dish” and came back for seconds. When he left Wilmington, the record says, he took passage by steamer for Charleston, “leaving a very vivid impression upon the town and its people.” HOST—In March of 1849, Wil mington again, was hostess to an other great national figure. He was ex-President James K. Polk, a native North Carolinian. He had just finished his term of office and was on his way home to Tennes see. DECORATED — The town, the -ecord continues, was decorated n his honor, and, “when he ar rived he was greeted with the ringing of bells and the firing of cannon. There was also a grand public reception in the Masonic hall on Market street, where the adies and gentlemen of the town were presented to him.’’ Mr. Polk also was entertained it the house on the Southeast cor ner of Front and Dock streets. At this time it was occupied by Mrs. F. J. Swann. He also left Wilmington by the popular steam er line to Charleston. * • ♦ CHANGES — The Wilmington of the forties had shown some changes from former days, as concerned its physical strength. Still there were some sandy hills ana the runs, or streams, which flowed from them to the river. Among these was the “Tanyard Branch," which came out of Third street between Orange and Ann and flowed through Northrop’? tanyard on Second street. GOP - Controlled Chamber Brushes Aside Threat Of Measure Veto WASHINGTON, April 30. —(^P)— Brushing- aside warnings of a Presidential veto, the Senate de feated 59 to 35 today a move to split into four measures the big labor bill designed to curb strikes and other union activities. It thus backed up plans of the Republican leadership to deliver labor legislation to President Tru man in an “all or nothing” pack age. Senator Morse (R.-Are.) offer ed the four-way split plan with the argument that Congress stands a better chance of getting some la bor legislation if it is submitted to the White House piece-meal rather than in one lump. Senator Hatch (D.-N.M.) flatly predicted a Presidential veto of an omnibus bill. But Senator Taft (R.-Ohio) told his colleagues there was no reason for splitting up the measure “except a political one” — to give Mr. Truman a chance to reject portions of the legisla tion and accept others. Today’s vote apparently fore shadowed easy passage of the bill, probably next week. The House al ready has approved a more far reaching bill. Langer For Split Among Republicans, only Sena tor Langer (N.D.) joined with Morse in support of the motion to split the bill. Thirty three Demo crats voted for it. Led by Taft, chairman of the Re publican Policy committee and the Labor committee, 48 GOP Sena tors balloted against the proposal. They had the help of 11 Southern Democrats. During the debate, Barkley (Ky.), the Democratic leader, challeng ed Taft on his “politics” remark. He said that to inject a political issue into labor legislation “would be utterly unworthy of the Senate of the United States.” Barkley, who conferred with Mr. (Continued on Page Two; Col. 3) JOHN NANCE GARNER DENIES CHEWING GUM UNDER DESK WAS HIS UVALDE. Tex., April 30. — (JP)— r,. ., Garner said today it isn’t so. Those venerable wads of . ..mg gum under the Senate President’s desk aren't holdovers from his gavel-wielding days in Washington as Vice President. Senator Vandenberg (R.-Mich) told Senator Flanders (R.-Vt.), who explored the desk’s under surface and found the relics while presiding yesterday, that “they be long to ‘Cactus’ Jack Garner.” “I never chewed gum,” Garner told a reporter today, “therefore I am not responsible. My good friend and president pro tern of the Senate, Vandenberg is trying to put off on me the results of his luxurious chewing.” Bangor, Maine Children Await Peep Of Cygnets • BANGOR, Ore., April 30 — CU.R1 The hopes of the children were bundled tonight in an incubator oi a kitchen table. Mrs. Andrew Varga, gray-hair e,j “Swan Lady,’’ kept ceaseles vigil over six big blue-green eggs, “orphaned” when a careless hunt er killed “Snow White,” Bangor', pet swan. An operation under anaesthetic failed to save Snow White's life Monday. Her six eggs were left cold ir j their nest and her mate did not ta'--y over, although male swans i ’ ' -ften do. Swans mate for life. So frs. Varga put the eggs in an lcubator. Snow White’s mate was discon olate. “I’m afraid he’ll pine away,” Irs. Varga said. “I give him a oaf of bread every day but he ust wanders around pulling ;rass.” A constant parade of children ind neighbors passed through her itchen inquiring: “Any peeps to day?” (Continued on Page Two; Col. 7) Cyclonic Winds Slash Half-Mile Path South Of Town; Trees Felled Houses, Tobacco Barns, Telephone Poles Cut Down As Twister Plows Thirty Miles Through Area; Red Cross On Scene FAIRMONT, April 30.—A devastating tornado struck several heavily populated communities southwest and north east of here this afternoon, killing one person and causing damage estimated at around $250,000. Winds of cyclonic force, accompanied by rain and hail, struck the area about 4:30 and cut a swath approximately one-half mile wide and 30 miles long. TORNADOES TAKE HIGH LIFE TOLL Twenty - Three Known Dead In Storms In 3 States; Many Injured Twenty-three persons were re ported dead last night after violent winds struck North Carolina, Ar kansas, Missouri and Iowa, while telephone communications were said to have been disrupted by a storm in a Texas area. The latest storm reports came from Fairmont, N. C., where a tornado took one life yesterday as it swept through a thickly , jpu lated rural area and destroyed an estimated 50 to 100 houses, and the vicinity of Rockwall, Tex., where phone lines were blown down. A tornado cloud was reported seen between Rockwall and Gar land, but there were no immedate reports of deaths or injuries. Twisters in Missouri and Iowa yesterday killed 13 persons, in jured some 45 and caused great damage, while in Arkansas nine were dead and an estimated 25 seriously hurt. Second In Year The Arkansas twister, the second to hit the state this year, virtually wiped out the business district' of Bright Water, population 100, six miles north of Rogers, killing four persons there. Four others lost their lives as the storm whip ped through a farm section about eight miles East of Garfield, some 16 miles Northeast of Bright Water. The Red Cross, which was aid ing the Rogers National guard unit and volunteer workers in scouring the ruins of the two communities for possible other victims, said ap proximately 25 persons were in (Continued on Page Two; Col. 7) COUNTY SCHOOLS GIVEN $20,457 Virginian Sentenced To 15 Years, Dismissal From Army For Theft The allocation of $20,457 for the New Hanover county schools for operation and maintenance of Ser vices for the period ending June, 30 has been announced by the Federal Works Agency in Washing ton, The Star was informed last night. This, together with ffh allotment of $12,378 several weeks ago, brings to $32,836 the amount of money made available by the federal government for current expenses in schools in New Hanover coun ty, according of H. M. Rowland, county superintendent of schools. Eighty-two thousand lollars were alloted to the local schools last year and the reduced appropria tions are considered in line with the economy drive now underway in Congress. There is an overload of pupils in county schools due to the fede ral work projects in the area and the latest appropriation was made in order to help meet the deficien cies facing the local school system. STORE HOURS Most Wilmington stores will begin observance of the beach season by closing Wednesday afternoons beginning May 7, it was announced yesterday. The observance will last through September for a total of five months as compared with three months last year. -r-receaeci oy a heavy hail which forced the tempe._i.ture readings iown 20 degrees, the wind struck louses and tobacco barns, trees md telephone poles with a heavy land, destroying about 50 resi iential dwellings and barns and leaving over 300 persons homeless. The only fatality reported to night was a three-year-old Negro chile’, Ann Powell, the daughter of Early Powell, a 38-year old farm er. Three other children of Pow ell’s however, were reported to have suffered slight injuries and are now in a local hospital. Picks Up House Powell, in describing the torna do which completely demolished his frame house, said that he walked to the door of his home wher he heard a sound like a train approaching. Just about the time he reached the kitchen door, h, said, the winds struck, picking up his house and then Jumping it back to the earth. Nine children ranging in age from one week to 16 years were in the house when the tornado struck but with the exception of the one killed and the three hurt they all miraculously escaped in jury. Powell said that he saw a fringe of the storm approaching just be fore it struck his house and that it was blowing down treef, like match sticks. He said that after the winds had passed he found (Continued on Page Two; Col. 7) CHURC POPULAR AT' RLANDING Missionary Tells ,’aymen’s League Of St. James About Work There Once a community without a church of any denomination or any religious services, Tar Land ing, located in Onslow county, now has an established church, Sunday School, and other organizations, guided almost wholly by the peo ple of the community. So stated Miss Jetty Odell, who has been in charge of the mission work there for almost seven years, in speaking to the Lay men’s League of the St. James Episcopal church here last night or the missions at Tar Landing. A small community in Onslow county between Camp Davis and the inland waterway. Miss Odell told something of how, approximately nine years ago, the Rev. Arthur Marshall, Episcopal rector, chanced to go to Tar Landing and see the need and desire of the people for a church and religious services, and how he and other interested persons be gan the Inland Waterway mis sions. People Eager Two years later, Miss Odell went to Tar Landing to aid in or ganizing a Sunday School and other church organizations. At that time, the people of the com munity knew nothing about the church as an organization, but in time proved eager, willing, and capable of learning, she said. Reg ular services are held each Sun day night; six Sunday School clas ses are active and an auxiliary has recently been organized. The people of the community have taken over most of the lead ership of the organizations, and are carrying on, developing and strengthening the church and the beliefs of the people, she said. “The church at Tar Landing is now the center of the community life and social activities, and that is what it should be,’’ Miss Odell added. No Future Problem In speaking of the future devel opments of the mission there she (Continued on Page Two, Col. 4) And So To Bed Two young ladies, riding the Lake Forest bus late yesterday afternoon were engaged in a friendly conversation. They talked about hats, dresses and other things that young ladies usually talk about. When the bus reached Green field street, a well-dressed man was standing on the opposite corner. One of the young ladies turned to the other and said. “Ob, I think that man over 4 there is the best looking thing.” And then asked, “Don't you?” The other young lady, with a peculiar look in her eye, utter ed the following remark. "Huh, of course 1 do. That man hap pens to bo mj husband*” * , 1 ^