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Smith and Robert L. Barnes, both United States army, moved to in vestigate. Barnes last night declined t.o say if the Army had made any ar rests or if any suspects were known. Neither would he say if any clues had been turned over t.-at might lead to a solution. White, however, said no arrests have been made to his knowledge, h'e added that if authorities arrest an Army man, he would probably be turned over to Myrtle Beach Army Aid field officials. Devoll’s body was still in Southport last night, pending the investigation of Coroner G. C. Kilpatrick, White said. The automobile was being bald bv White, he said. Sheriff White said there were no signs that Devoll had struggled with his attackers before the shoot ing took place. "I am sure he was shot before he was placed in the car.'' he said. "There was very little blood in the car, indi cating to me the wound had bled out before the body was placed in the car. ’ Finger prints have reportedly been lifted from the car by Harry E. Fales. chief of the New' Han over County Bureau of Investiga tion. The motive of robbery has been ruled out, authorities said, because .$92 was reportedly found in De voirs billfold. Devoil was a decorated Marine veteran of the Guadalcanal cam paign and had enlisted in the Army soon after his discharge. PHONE WORKERS ORDERED TO JOBS Union Head Gives Official Recognition To Back To-Work Move ATLANTA, Ga„ M? 10.—(U.R)— Employes of Southern Bell were ordered to return to work in the company’s nine - so rn state territory tonin'*’ • officials cf the Southern Federation of Telephone workers. H. F. Tweedy, union vice-presi dent, said that the only exception to the order was at telephone com pany properties still picketed by Western Electric co. employes. The order authorized workers :n Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Ala bama, Kentucky, the Carolinas, Mississippi and Louisiana to igm-.-e mvisibV ’’ picket lines pending settlement of negotiations between "estern Electric and the Associa ten of Communications Equipment workers. _ ’Southern Bell employes were ;r-‘d not to return to work only at ■nstallations actually being picket ed by ACEW or NATEW workers,” tweedy said. *n Atlanta, meanwhile, 3FTW onion local denounced Southern -tl for “instigating, prolonging ;,,1d crushing" the strike which '“dod at 8:46 p m. (EST) last night. WRECK KILLS TWELV^ MADRID, May 10.—(if)—’Twelve Persons were killed and 15 injured _^day w' ,1 two trains collided at ■ Rmpei dor sta+' ■ C‘ dad ,eal. about 90 miles south of - adrid, provincial officials an ,aMced. The dead included i- ■ children, tw of them infarits. The ',ash occurred when a train was 'itched to an occupied track. The Weather Eastern Standard Time) , t ‘By l’. s. Weather Bureau) , ^logical data for the 24 hours P-m yesterday. Temperatures on U a-rn- 39; 7:30 a.m. 54; 1:30 p.m. 73; T P m. 77. 75: Minimum 56 *’ Mean 66; Humidity k'):‘ Co; 7:30 a.m. 60; 1:30 p.m. 43; J Pm 7i. [>., Precipitation ,00^- 24 hours ending 7:3C pm.— C the ,ir&t of the tnonth — fv-rn n<Jes For Today 1 g p.lhe Tide Tables published by ^°ast grid Geodetic Survey). \V:|r-: High Low 9 ;20 a.rn. 4:01a.m. Ma.r,.-1 9:45 p.m. 4:12 p.m. 1,010 2 let 7:03 a.m. 1:03 a.m 7:32 p.rn. 1:09 p.m. 12:07 L " Jii Sunset 7:03; Moonrise m • Moon set 10:01. >..n «*, ■if at Fayetteville, N. C., at 8 ’ “'“May, (missing) feet. So That Others May Benefit Mrs. Sylvia H. Harris, whose husband died after being discharged from the Armed forces, by quick action, reaped the benefits made available to her by Social Security. Pictured from left to right are: N. A. Avera, manager of local Social Security office; Leonard Barrett, local representa tive for the State Veterans commission; and Mrs. Harris with her two children, Harland and Lynn. (STAFF PHOTO) ------ - ‘LOST COLONY’ FORT IS FOUND Park Service Finds Parts Of Old Earthen Fort On Site WASHINGTON, May 10.—0J.fi)— The National Park service has discovered parts of an old earthen fort that may have been built by members of the “Lost Colony” on Roanoke Island, N. C., during the settlement of the island by Sir Walter Raleigh. The excavations were made on the traditional site of the fort within the Fort Raleigh National Historic site by J. C. Harrington, archeologist for the National Park service. Three exploratory trenche sre vealed that the moat of the fort was nearly 10 feet wide and 5.5 feet deep. Near the bottom of the moat a large fragment of hand made brick and a large piece of strap iron were found in one of the trenches. Other discoveries thus far include a two-foot layer of charcoal sticks and fragments of Indian pottery. The excavation will continue un til the end of June, when it is hoped that the plan of the fort can be fully made out. Work will be halted for the rest of the sum mer to permit renewal of the “Lost Colony” pageant drama at the Fort Raleigh site in July and August. The jiark service said the Raleigh colonists, who landed on Roanoke Island in 1585, began building a fort as soon as they landed, ac cording to history. When the gov ernor of the colony returned to the fort in 1591 he found the colonists gone and the fort wrecked. GRIDIRON CLUB POKESANNUALFUN Getting Cash From Uncle Sam For Fear Of Red Joe Demonstrated WASHINGTON, May 10.— (U.PJ— The royal treasury of the Cannibal Kingdom was about to collapse. Then somebody remembered that the Cannibal Kingdom, in darkest Africa, was the only Democracy on earth that had not yet received anti-Communist cash from Uncle Sam. A quick telephone call to Washington—collect, of course — fixed it up, and gloom turned to glee as the cannibals sang to fam iliar melody: "Soak Uncle Sam for a billion bucks or so, “Because we hear the siren voice of "Old, Red Joe.” It all happened as the Gridiron club, an organization of Washing ton newspapermen, put govern ment and political figures on its sizzling grill of satire at the club’s spring dinner at the Statler hotel. President Truman and 500 oth er guests, including members of Congress, the Cabinet, the Su preme Court, the diplomatic corps and the newspaper world, wit nessed a series of skits enacted by club members that lampooned Republicans and Democrats alike. When it was all over, President Truman spoke. Gov. Earl Warren of California made a speech for the Republicans, and former President Herbert Hoover, attend ing a Gridiron dinner for the first time since 1932, contributed a third speech. Pender-Bladen County Road Contract Awarded A contract ftr roadway work in Pender and Bladen counties was awarded yesterday by the State Highway commission as one of ' five federal aid projects. 1 The project consists of grading, surfacing and structures of 4.5 miles from a point 16 miles west ot Burs'aw to a point three miles east of Kelly. The contract went to E. W. Grannis Construction | company. Vets Widow, Children First To Receive Security Benefits JEWS TO SEEK $50,000 JUNE 3 Sam Berger Named Chair man, Ben Kingoff, Honorary*Chairman Sam Berger, Wilmington mer chant, is chairman of the local United Jewish appeal drive for $50,000 which begins June 3. With a 12-point program aimed at re-construction of Europe’s Jews, the nationwide campaign has a goal of $170,000,000. Ben Kingoff has been named honorary chairman of the local drive. Other officials were select ed as follows: Herbert Blueihenthal anri Harry Solomon, vice chairman; Marcus Goldstein, secretary - treasurer; Mrs. Sam Warshauei and Mrs. Herbert Biuethenthal, chairmen of Woman’s division; B. D Schwartz and Aaron Goldberg, advance gift committee; Rabbi S. A. Friedman and Martin-Friedman, publicity. The broad 12 - point program aimed at the reconstruction of Europe’s 1,500,000 Jewish survi vors through large scale relief, re habilitation and resettlement as sistance was presented yesterday by Berger as American Jewry’s primary responsibility in 1047, NATIONAL GUARD TO BE INSPECTED Col. David Hardee To Make Survey Leading To Federal Status Colonel David L. Hardee, Raleigh, executive officer to the senior instructor of North Carolina National Guard, and chairman of the ROTC committee for the North Carolina Department of the Ameri can Legion will visit Wilmington, Tuesday, May 13, to inspect the Wilmington unit. In a letter to Col. W. L. Blan chard, Colonel Hardee said he \ ould inspect Company I, 119th Infantry regiment, North Carolina National Guard for Federal re cognition. The local unit, now at 40-man st.engtb, is still recruiting. Enlistments will be taken Mon day night, May 12, in the Armory, (old Marine hospital) and each Tuesday night between the hours of 12; of 8-9 p. m. Colonel Hardee said the Ameri ca., Legion is 100 per cent behind the ROTC movement. The Wil mington unit will hold dress parade before him Tuesday afternoon at 2:45 o’clock. Members of local veteran group will set in Ihe re viewing stand. The Raleigh official is bring ing officers of the state guard and American Legion, officials with him. The Colonel is expected to check records of the local unit early in the afternoon and be guests at a barbecue in the Armory that night. . ^ Quick action in filing a Social Security claim in the Wilmington office yesterday will mean total benefits of nearly $12,000 for the next 17 years to Mrs. Sylvia H. Harris, whose husband died Aug. 28, 1946, after being discharged from the armed forces. Harris died 15 months after his service release. He had returned to civilian life as a student at the University of Wisconsin and worked in employment covered by the Social Security Act. but when Mrs. Harris checked the So cial Security administration . she found nothing was payable on the basis of wages earned before the war. Neither could she collect anything from the Veterans Ad - ministration since her husband had died after his discharge, and not as a result of a service con nected disability, she was told. According to N. D. Avera, man ager of the local field office, and Leonard Barrett, Wilmington rep resentative for the State Veterans commission, Mrs. Harris is the only Wilmington widow who has received benefits under the 1946 amendment to the Social Security act. They said others$may be eli gible for the benefits. The act provide^ for payments to families like the Harris family. For vet erans’ who died on or after Au guest 10, 1946 or survivor., who file their claims after February 10, 1947, payments are retroactive for three months. Because the claim for herself and two child ren was filed within six months after passage of the amendments, checks totaling more than $345.06 in retroactive benefits were sent to Mrs. Harris, covering pay - ments beginning with the month of her husband’s death. She will also received mothly benefits to taling $57.51 until the children are 18 years of age. The children are Harland J, Harris, II, less than a year old, and Lynn M. Harris, three year old daughter. The Social Security checks have enabled the family to stay togeth er in their home in Wilmington. The mother agreed to the pub - licizing of her own case history in an effort to reach other fami lies who may be eligible for simi lar benefits. In order for a vet erans’s survivors to qualify, the following conditions must be met: 1. The veteran musi nave serv ed in the active military or naval service on or after Septemder 16, 1940. 2. The veteran must have been released from the service under conditions other than dishonor - able. 3. The veteran must have had at least SO nays of active service. 4. The veteran’s death must have occurred within three years after the date of his discharge. 5. The survivors must no1 be eligible to receive pension or com pensation from the Veterans Ad ministration. Receipt of payments under the National Service Insurance Policy would not bar benefits under this law. MISS TRUMAN’S AID KANSAS CITY, May : 0.—(A5)— Mrs. Frederick Shaw of Kansas City will be Miss Margaret Tru man’s accompanist on Miss Tru man first concert t -ur beginning May 20 at Pittsburgh. North Carolina Hospital Week Is Expected To Disclose ImprovementPlansOfJamesWalkerMemorialHospital Observance of North Carolina Hospital week here from Mon day through Saturday is ex pected to be marked by an nouncement of a long-range program of improvement for James Walker Memorial hos pital, it was learned yester day as officials of the com munity’s four hospitals disclos ed tfieir plans for the sp cial period. The week, planned to coincide with National Hospital Day to morrow, is sponsored by the North Carolina Hospital as sociation’s Public Education council. During the period, Wilming tonians are invited to visit their hospitals—James Walker Memorial, Bolluck Hospital clinic and Community, in the city, and Babies’ at Wrights ville • Sound—to become better acquainted with the facilities and staffs. Scheduled to speak at the weekly meeting of the Rotary club Tuesday, John W. Ran kin, superintendent of James Walker Memorial, is expected to deal with its future plans in his discussion of the topic “The Hospital in the Com munity—James Walker Me morial Expansion Program.’’ Rankin to expected to enlarge on a long-range program for the 46-year-old institution dis closed last June by W. D. Mc Caig, member of the board of managers'. At that time McCaig said the construction of a skyscraper institution between the present northern unit and the Marion Sprunt annex was included in the plans. Rankin, although evasive last night on the content of his speech, did indicate his talk would bring forth plans for ex tensive repairs to the institu tion on which more than one million dollars has been spent since 1938. McCaig’s statement of a year b ago came following the dedica tion of a new service building at James Walker which had been opened early in June, 1946. The skyscraper would be constructed with an ‘eye’ to the needs of the community 20 years hence, McCaig said at that time. Sources close to the board of managers has indicated the building will be of seven or eight stories. Rankin has declared it would cost in excess of $3,000,000 to replace the present structure. (Continued on Page 14; Col. 1) PLAN TO ADD $1,500,000 TO FARMERS, SAVE PUBLIC $73,000 TOLD BY EDWARDS Milk Would Drop One Cent A Quart By Elimination Of Import Skipping Charges, County Bacteriologist Claims In Citing Program To Add Wealth To County ^ port Cut Of 33 Per Cent ^ia Agriculture Department WASHINGTON, May 10— C/P) —A cut of at least 33 1-3 per cent in the Agriculture Department budg et was reported in the making today in the House Appropriations committee. And committee members from farm states' who reported the pros pective slash said they will make no all-out fight in the house to restore the funds in which they are interested, relying instead upo- the senate to do so. President Truman’s budget calls for approximately $944,000,000 tor the Agriculture Department for the fiscal year starting July 1. The appropriations committee is re ported set to chop this by $315, 000,000 or more. Most of tne ex pected cut would be in benefit payments. “We are not going to do any thing about it in the house because the cards are stacked against us there,” one committee member of th farm group told reporters. “We will center our fire in the Senate and we have reason to be liev many of the reductions will be restored there and retained in a later conference.” The same strategy is expected to be followed by advocates of larger appropriations for the State, Commerce and Justice De partments. The omnibus supply bill for these departments comes up in the house on Tuesday. BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY RETURNS Huge Welcome Planned For King By Dignataries Of State LONDON. May 10. — (JP) — King George and the royal family will return to England and a royal welcome tomorrow after a three months tour of South Africa. Britain’s newest battleship, H. M. S. Vanguard, will dock at Portsmouth tomorrow with the royal family on board, but the king, queen and princesses will not disembark until 10 A. M. Mon day for the official homecoming ceremonies. Portsmouth already was jam med with visitors and more than 500,000 persons were expected to pack the beaches for the disem barkation Monday. Queen Mary, accompanied by a party including the princess royal and the Earl of Harewood, the Duchess of Gloucester, the Duch ess of Kent, Lady Patricia Ram say and Admiral Sir Alexander Ramsay, and the Earl of Athlone and his countess, Princess Alice, will greet the returning travellers at Buckingham Palace. A* she turns into the harbor to morrow evening the vanguard will be greeted by royal salutes. Monday morning the royal party will leave the vanguard for a cer emonial procession through Ports mouth whre the king will inspect a royal guard of honor before en training for London. The Duke of Wellington, Prime Minister Attlee and other govern* ment officials will greet the king, queen and princesses upon their arrival in London where they will travel in a carriage procession to Buckingham Palace. SOUTH TO LOSE ITS DRAWL SAYS WESTERN PROF. EVANSTON 111., May 10—(A5)— The Southern drawl and the “down east’’ accent may be head ed th eway of the dodo. Jchn Webster Spargo, professor of English ai Northwestern Uni versity, believes all U. S. resi dents eventually will sound just like midwesterners. The reason, he said, today is that the rest of the country is out numbered by midwesterners, who move around in large numbers. School Speaker L. Arnold Taylor, executive secretary of Wilmington Pres bytery, will be the bascalau reate speaker at Clarkton high school, Sunday morning, May 18. FROST DAMAGE MISSES CITY Weather Chief Reports Lowest Temperature Was 49 Friday The half-million dollar frost that seared western North Carolina’s gardens and apple crops Friday and Saturday did not affect the Wilmington area, Paul Hess, Weather Bureau chief said last night. Hess said tne thermometer dropped to 49 in Wilmington Fri day night, the lowest recorded this month. The temperature has been as low as 43 in May, he said. Last night’s low was expected to be 54 degrees. The cold did no apparent dam age to local crops, according to George Trask, local truck farmer. “The temperature drop may have slowed the cucumber and beans A little” he said. It would take a frost to kill the strawberries, a Wallace resident informed the Star-News. “While the cold may have hin dered the growth of the berry crop, the worse enemy at present is the dry weather,” he said. EVALYN M’LEAN ESTATE $919,000 Hope Diamond’s Value Not Stipulated In Probate Petition WASHINGTON, May 10— (JP) — The estate of Mrs. Evalyn Walsh McLean, prominent Washington hostess and owner of the Hope diamond, was estimated at $919, 550 in a petition filed today for probate of her will. Value of jewels left by Mrs. Mc Lean at her death here April 26 was lumped at ‘not less than $3r»0,000,” with no separate figure for the Hope gem which legend called unlucky. The petition, filed in Federal district court by Thurman Arnold an executor of the estate, express ed the view that Mrs. McLean’s debts ran about $174,000. Mrs. McLean's grandchildren eventually will share the estate aboui 20 years from now. Mean while, the will contained provi sions for her two sons, John R. and Edward McLean, and gave her son-in-law, former U. S. Sena tor Robert R. Reynolds, use of her mansion, Fiiendship, for life. Urges Farmer* To Keep From Five To 10 Milk Cows Each As Benefit To Consumer, Themselves By BOB KLINE Star-News Staff Writer Milk would drop one cent a quart here with a savings of $73,000 a year to customers and an added income of $1,500,000 to New Hanover county farmers if they would each add from five to 10 cows to their farming, Jennings B. Edwards, county bacteriologist said yesterday. The savings would result from elimination of import shipping -w i i • i PROPOSAL MADE HONORING MOORE Council To Hear Plan To Change Name Of Com munity Drive Community drive which en circles Greenfield Lake may be renamed Houston Moore drive, according to City Councilman W. E. Yopp. Yopp said the change in name is to honor Dr. Moore, who was instrumental in t h e development of the park. He said the proposal would be discussed at the next meeting of City council if all members are present. He declined to introduce the matter at the special session of council Friday, because only five of the seven members were in attendance, he said. Greenfield Lake was also the subject for discussion by another group during the week. A mem ber of the Wilmington Board ol Realtors said a movement should be-undertaken to change the name of the Lake to Wade Lake. This suggested move would honor City Councilman James E. L. Wade who was public works commissioner at the time that the park was first developed. MAN WHO SHOT SENATOR INSANE Young Representative, A Veteran, Adjudged A Paranoic By VA OKLAHOMA CITY, May 10.—(JP) — Admitting “I’ve just had a lit'.:j trouble finding he spot I be long in,” gaunt Jimmie Scott, who returned fro m30 months ser- :ce wit' the army in the Pacific to become a state representative from Holdenville, Okla., today was judged mentally ill after shooting of state Senator Tom Anglin on the floor of the Oklahoma sen. te. Three physicians found Scott was a victim of paranoia, de scribed as a dangerous type ot in sanity, and county Judge C. J. Blinn signed the commitment order which places the veteran in the care of the Veterans Admin istration which will send him to a hospital. Scott shot Anglin, also from Hold . >“le, on the floor of the senate last Wednesday, and Thurs day pleaded innocent to a charge of assault with intent to kill. Anglin received a flesh wound in the hip and is recovering in a hospital. Dr. James H. Parker, Veterans Administration psychiatrist, Dr. John S. Pine and Dr. George L. Borecky examined Scott inten sively for 40 minutes b.fore all there agreed, Scott was mentally sick. Scott, ..lthough hesitant, told of the ever, leading up to the shoot ing of Anglin. “The trouble was with the sen ator from my district (Anglin), a life long friend. A page came in and said the senator wanted to see me. I went to him and he said he hadn't sent a page. Tnen it happened again. "I went out to eat and came back in the afternoon and we had a discussion. We talked about how long the legislature wo’-’d run, and we had uome difference. . . you all know about them.” Then Scott told about his long friendship with Anglin and admit ted he had borrowed money from (Continued on Page Two; Col. 4) SURPLUS SALE SET AT LOCAL SHIPYARD A surplus sale, conducted in “sealed bid’’ form, will be held at the Wilmington Shipyard. May 16, 1947, at 3 p.m.. on materials offered by the United States Mari time Commission, Surplus Prop erty division, according to C. Leonard Harton, disposal agent. All materials may be inspected daily, beginning May 12-16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For sale are portable electric drills, high speed drills, reamers, ships’ bells, gongs, pneumatic tools, closet bowls, lavatories, 55 gallon steel drums, pig zinc, bar silver metals, electrical equipment, hardware, and wire rope fittings. I i ‘costs, He said. Fdwards advocates tobacco and truck farmers having five to 10 ccws to supplement their seasonal income. Milk consumption in New Han over county increased from 1,800 gallons a day in 1938 to more than 5,000 gallons a day in 1946, he said, adding there is a crying need for more locally produced milk. “A farmer who raises tobacco, vegetables or berries could handle five milk cows in his spare time, using excess roughage as red.” he said. “The overhead cost of the stock would be slight, and milking could be done when tae farmer is ordinarily idle.’’ Information on the latest methods of raising dairy cat tle may be obtained free by writing the Extension Divi sion, North Carolina State Col lege, Dairy Division, Raleigh. “The farmer who follows this idea would increase his yearly in come by at least $2,000—all from just five cows, Edwards said. “And that $2,000, a sideline in come, is a good deal above th* total average annual income of farmer’s in North Carolina,” he added. Most tobacco and truck farmers have to rely on their money com ing in but a few months out of the year, he pointed out. “The straw berry crop lasts two months at the outside; the truck garden is a two - months proposition; and to bacco is good for only six months.” During the rest of the yea., the farmer is without an in come and usually has to get credit to buy the necessities of life.” “Milk, on the other hand, is a 365 days-a-year business, with a check coming in at least every month,” Edwards said. Edwards realizes he said, that because owning dairy cows is a 365 days-a-year business, many farmers shy from it. “Cows must be milked twice a day, every day, but when the tobacco farmer sells hi crop, he has a few months during which he can sit back and rest. “But if the farmers realize they could get more money from a part - time milking business than they’re getting from all other crops combined, ’I’m sure they would start looking for their five cows.” Not only would farmers in the surrounding counties be giving themselves a boost by selling milk, Edwards said, but they would also be helping the milk consumers here. He believes milk prices would drop at least one cent per quart ii milk could be bought lically rather than shipped 500 to 1,000 miles. In New Hanover county this w-ould amount to a savings of $73, 000 a year, according to Edwards. Most of the milk bottled in Wil mington comes from western North Carolina—1,000 miles round trip Also at the present much of it is coming from New York, Maryland, and Kentucky. During the war milk was imported from Wisconsin at a freight cost of 22 cents per gallon, he said. LACK OF HELP IS DRAWBACK TO CALLS TODAY NEW YORK, May 10.—VP)—The American Telephone and Tele graph company, saying that only about a third of its long dist nee workers were back on the job, to day asked the public to "forego a Mother’s Day call if possible” to morrow. AT&T said a nationwide check up by its long lines division show ed that only some 8,800 of the division’s 26,700 employes were .t work, and that they "obviously would be unable to take care of the traffic without long delays." DEMOCRATIC GROUP CONFERENCE DATES CHANGED AT CAPITAL WASHINGTON, May 10.—VP)— The democratic national commit tee announced today changes in dates of three group conference? of party leaders in Washington t* "facilitate attendance.” The changes included: Meeting of North and South Carolina leaders scheduled for June 12 consolidated with Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi conference June 19.