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VOL^-JsO. 2111______WILMINGTON, N. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 1947 « , -ESTABLISHED 1867
House Group
Raises G. Is
Married Siudents May Get
$15 More Per Month
If Bill Gets Okay
__ i
WASHINGTON, May 27 — (A>) —
After tacking on an amendment!
designed to deny federal educa
“ "ai funds to Communist vet
1 s the House Veterans com
mittee today approved a oill in
" easing government payments to
married G. I- students.
It also approved another meas
‘ granting a new car to vet- j
ns of all wars who have lost
:be uce of a limb, or are paralyz
ed, blbd or nearly blind.
<fne measures still must go
through the House and Senate and
be signed by the President before
becoming effective
The government help for the
ma-med”veterans attending school
" ‘id be raised from $90 to $105
, month. In addition, they would i
S20 for one child and $15 for
Lch additional one. The $65 a
month figure for single G. I. stu
dents was not changed.
Uny veterans in school, single .
or' married, would forfeit their i
r mt to government aid if they ;
advocate overthrow of the govern- j1
ment They would forfeit too, if !
.bey belong to an organization [
certified by the FBI to the Vet- ■
etans administration as advocat-,
ir,o such oveiuuuw. .
If they accepted federal -telp in
.pile of such curbs, they would be
subject to felony charges punsh
•ble by fines and prison terms.
Rep Crow (R-Pa), introduced a
bill that would go even further. It
v.as sent to the Veterans commit
tGG
l- would deny all veterans’ bene
fits to persons who are Commun
ist party members or who are “in
sympathy with the general aims ’
of the party.
The committee had no figures on
the cost of the increased aid, nor
did it have estimates on the bill
to provide specially equipped au
tos or “other conveyances” for
amputees, blind and paralyzed
veterans of all wars.
This would expand considerably
the present law providing cars
only for World War II veterans
who have lost, or lost the use of.
one or both feet, at a cost of no
more than $1,500 per car.
The bill adds:
Veterans of all wars, veterans
who have lost, or lost the use of
(through paralysis), one or both
hands, veterans who are blind or
r.earlv blind.
An'extra $100 on the cost limit,
plus $300 for taxes and transporta
tion.
AIFAC TO MAKE
NAVAL GUN LOANS
Department Of Agriculture
Announces CCC Price
Support Program
WASHINGTON, May 27 —(IP)—
The Agriculture department an
nounced today that loans, to sup
port the Commodity Credit Corpo
ration's price program for 1947
crop naval gum stores, will be
made through The American Tur
pentine Farmers Association Co
operative, Valdosta, Ga.
The loans, the deportment said,
will go to producer-members who
comply with the corporation’s 1947 !
program. The latter, the depart
ment added, is “essentially” the
same as it was in 1946.
The only difference, the depart
ment explained, is that instead of ,
separate, fixed loan rates on gum j
terpentine and rosin, the support!
Price will apply throughout the i
loan period to production units of
5tJ gallons of turpentine and 1,400
pounds of rosin.
Support prices, the department
Paid, will average $119.02 a pro
duction unit which equals 90 per
cent of the April 1 parity price.
Initial average loan rates will be
888 cents a gallon bulk for gum
turpentine and $6.33 a hundred
Pounds lor base K grade gum
tosin.
, The department said that the
initial average commodity rates
!re based on the March-April,
•■47. price relationships at Savan
nah, Ga.
boan rates in 1946 were 74.43
,er‘is a bulk gallon on gum tur
pentine and $4.05 •z hundred
Pounds for base K grade gum
tosm or. the department said.
”T9i on a “comparable unit
basis.”
The gum naval stores, to he
eligible for loans, must be stored
it approved warehouses, rosin
must be packed in metal drums
,rd turpentine placed in bulk
•ulrage — both at approved ware
houses.
The Weather
v FORECAST:
"orth and south Carolina — Partly
p ". v snd continued quite warm
*Qne?4sy and Thursday with thunder- (
■Otters Thu vs'’ av beriming over moun
i serr ons \7: Jnesdaj ivsfht.
. ‘By r. s. Weather Bureau)
JJeteore’ogical delta for the 24 hours
wlflinp r-'u
* i-a, o. m. yes.e’dav.
, temperatures
a m. 72: 7:30 a. m. 72: 1:30 p. m.
’ <:30 p. 73; Maximum 82; Mini
m 68 Mean 75. Normal 74.
, HUMIDITY
rn. 07: 7:30 a. m. 95; 1:30 p. m.
* ‘:3° P- rr;. 91.
T PRECIPITATION
». a* for 24 hours ending 7:30 p. m.
1 inches.
I 0 smee the first of the month '
55 inches.
IP TIDES for today
I CnT 0 tables published by U. !
aSt and Geodetic Survye).
XiW: HIGH LOW
‘ ngt°n -4.27 a.m. 11:41 a m.
Masonv. 5:05 p.m. - p.m.
*°nbor0 Inlet . 2:26 a.m. 8:50 a.m.
g,, . 2:10 p.m. 9:17 p.m.
I:--,, ^ 5 03; Sunset 7:15; Moonrise!
rLT*et 1:45a
8 a. L at Fayetteville, N. C. at
Tuesday missing feet. i
i
KING GUSTAV V of Sweden is
hown leaving the Elysse Palace in
Jaris, France. The Swedish mon
irch was a guest of France’s Pres
dent Vincent Auriol at a lunijheon
;iven in his honor. (International)
CHURCH WILL BAN
WOMEN PASTORS
Presbyterian Leader Also
Voices Objection To
Shorter Catechism
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May
27—(IP)—The Presbyterian church
in the USA announced today de
feat of a proposal to permit or
dination of women as pastors.
The proposal gained 100 votes,
34 short of passage, delegates to
the church’s 159.h general assemb
ly here were told.
A total of 126 votes were cast
against the proposal and eight
recommended/To action. The vote
was taken by Presbyteries of the
church.
Former Moderator Clarence E.
Mac-Cartney of Pittsburgh, voiced
strong objection at the assembly
to a proposed shorter catechism,
adoption of which he said would
“revoke historic Presbyterian
thought.” Dr. MacCartney object
ed to wording which would have
listed the Eastern Orthodox,
Roman Catholic and Protestant
churches as the three principal
branches of the “Holy Catholic”
or “Universal” church.
Means Endorsement
“If you adopt it,” Dr. MacCart
ney said, “you are giving a whole
sale endorsement to the Roman
Catholic church, with the Greek
Orthdox thrown in for good meas
ure. Adoption would deny and
revoke historic Presbyterian
thought and admit that the re
formation was a mistake.”
The committee on intermediate
catechbm was gitten power to
make revisions involving such
terms as “visible” and “invisible”
churches as suggested by the
Pittsburgh pastor.
The assembly rejected a pro
posal that a sectiqn of the cate
chism pertaining to duty to one’s
country and obedience to its laws
be revised to condition obedience
on whether the law “is in ac
cordance with God’s will.”
PRESIDENT SAYS
MOTHER ‘BETTER’
Brig. Gen. Graham Reports
Patient Somewhat Strong
er Late Tuesday
GRANDVIEW, Mo., May 27—(ffj
— President Truman’s mother,
whose critical illness has been
puctuated by a series of gains
and recessions appeared to have
made a further slight rally today.
Brig. General Wallace H. Gra
ham, White House physician sent
word this afternoon that she was
holding her own, and. if anything,
she may be “a little stronger”
than yesterday.
Graham’s report, relayed
through Presidential Press Secre
tary Charles G. Ross, followed by
a few hours Mr. Truman’s own
view that 94-year-old Mrs. Martha
E. Truman was ‘‘holding her own”
after a “bad night.”
Meanwhile, Ross declined com
ment on the arrival of a six-pound
package which Trans-World Air
lines announced contained a
serum to be used in the treatment
of Mrs. Truman.
Ross also declined to comment
on newsmen’s questions as to
whether the elderly patient was
getting any plasma.
MOTHER OF TARHEELS
TURNS UP A LIV E, NOT
DEAD, LETTERS SAYS
ASHEVILLE, May 27 — ffl —
Heres’ one for the books:
Two weeks ago relatives of Mrs.
Hester Perry got word through a
friend of the family that Mrs.
Perry was dead in Baltimore. A
brother, a sister and Mrs. Perry’s
two sons, A. W. and Jimmy, set
cut by motor to investigate. At
Charlottsville, Va.. their auto
plunged off the road, seriously in
juring all four. Today a better
from Pal ' -ached relatives
here in Asheville.
It was from Mrs. Perry. S n e
was just fine. The woman who had
dropued dead in a Baltimore night
club Where Mrs. Perry works was
a different mother.
University trustees
Stage “Near” Fight
Former Governor Cam Morrision Invites
Representative Clarence Stone Outside;
Council Np&^c. '<) Board
Special to The S'-a.'V qA
RALEIGH, May 27 ^ <t
North Carolina ''
member of the .oly
came’close to a . today
during a heated de. ,»t a meet
ing of the board of trustees of the
Greater University of North Caro
lina.
The meeting had been tagged as
a routine one yesterday in Ra
leight press stories. However, it
proved to be anything but a ‘‘rou
tine one”.
The near-fight came when form
er Gov. Cameron Morrison invit
ed Rep. Clarence Stone, of Stone
ville, to “Get out. I’ll meet you
outside.”
But Morrison backed water when
Stone asked, “Will you meet me
outside?”
“Yes,” Morrison said. Morrison
then said he didn’t want to fight.
a aO -
stalked out of the session
®V*ray.
The debate started over the
names of Dr. Dennis Cooke and
Randall Jarrell, both of whom were
recommended as additions to the
faculty of Woman’s College by
Chancellor W. C. Jackson.
Accept Report
After the shouting and the tu
mult died, the board, by a close
voice vote, accepted Jack6on’s
recommendations.
Dr. Cooke, currently president
of East Carolina Teachers College,
was elected head of the depart
ment of education at Woman’s
College, and Jarrell was elected
assistant professor of English.
Jarrell holds A. B. and M. A.
degrees from Vanderbilt Uni
versity and has taught at the
University of Texas and Sarah
See UNIVERSITY On Page Two
22 Mauthausen “Camp”
Murderers Pay Penalty
CARLSON SECURES
PEACE BY DEATH
Famed Marine General
Dies Of Heart Attack At
Mountain Retreat
PORTLAND, Ore., May 27—(IF)
—Brig. Gen. Evans F. Carlson,
Marine corps raider of World War
II fame who retired to a mountain
cabin on the slopes of Mount Hood
in quest of peace, died early to
day. He was 51.
He twice suffered heart attacks
last November and after the sec
ond was treated for two months at
the Naval hospital at Astoria, Ore.
A third attack last night brought
death.
Funeral services are planned
here with interment in Arlington
National cemetery. The day has
not been set.
His was a military career almost
continuously from the age of 16
when he left school to enter the
Army. After service in the Philip
pines and in Hawaii, he was dis
charged in 1915, but re-enlisted
when the United States entered
the First World War. After two
years of postwar civilian life he
enlisted in the Marine corps as
a private in 1922.
Of “Gling Ho” Fame
The general public first came
to know him when “Carlson’s
'Gung Ho’ raiders” attacked Ma
kin Island in 1942 and laid waste
Japanese installations, although he
had won the Navy Cross for hero
ism in 1930 against bandits in Nic
aragua.
The Makin raid was the first
cf a series of exploits in the Paci
fic war which made his name and
See CARLSO* on Page Two
STORY ON AIRLINE
PROVED IN ERROR
Eastern Airlines Release
Failed To Specify State
Designation
The story appearing in the Morn
ing Star yesterday, which said
that Eastern Airline was seeking
a scheduled flight into Wilming
to has been found to be an error.
The news release was given to
the Star's Washington Bureau by
the Airline's public relation’s de
partment. and it specifically
named Wilmington. However, the
news release failed to specify that
the Wilmington in question was in
Delaware, and not Wilmington,
N. C.
Our Washington Bureau sent the
story to the Star in good faith.
And since the news release con
tained the names of several other
southern towns, there was little
room to question that the Wil
mington named was any other ex
cept Wilmington, N. C.
Twenty-Seven More Con
victed Nazi Sadists Will
Be Hanged Today
LANDSBERG, Germany, May 27
— CU.R)—Twenty-two of the Nazis
who operated the death mills at
Mauthausen Concentration camp
were hanged by three American
Army executioners at Landsberg
prison today and 27 more will die
on the twin gallows tomorrow.
One by one, seven minutes apart,
the Mauthausen guards and of
ficials died in the shadow of gray
Landsberg prison where Adolph
Hitler wrote “Mein Kampf,” the
blueprint of the plot of world con
quest of which they were a part.
Twenty-one died quietly. The last
man, Anton Kaufmann, operator
of the Mauthausen stone quarries
where prisoners were beaten and
worked to death had succeeded
in loosening the cords that bound
his wrists. His hands were behind
his back when he dropped through
the trap. Then the American hang
men were shocked to see his fing
ers appear on the taunt rope at
the level of the gallows platform.
See TWENTY-TWO On Page Two
GOVERNOR’S BALL
ENDS LIONS MEET
State Delegates Select
Greensboro For 1948
Annual Convention
ASHEVILLE, May 27—(TP)—The
annual District Governors’ ban
quet, featuring an address on “The
Present Day Value of Lionism”
by Dr. Ramiro Collazo of Havanat
Cuba, immediate past president of
the Lions International, climaxed
the 25th “Silver Jubilee” anni
versary convention of North Caro
lina Lions here tonight.
,The convention adjourned after
the annual district governors ball,
which followed the banquet. During
afternoon sessions Herbert H.
Sanders of Black Mountain was
elected governor of Lions district
31-A to succeed D. R. Mauney, Jr.,
of Cherryville; Francis E. Walk
er of Durham was elected 'gover
nor of District 31-B to succeed
Ben Q. Foreman of Salisbury, and
Gaither M. Beam of Louisburg was
elected governor of District 31-C
to succeed Littlejohn Faulkner of
Wilson.
During his address Dr. Collazo i
said that there are now a total
of 321,000 lions in the 18 countries
in which Lionism has been es
tablished and that the total mem
bers are affiliated with 6,028 clubs
in 158 districts.
A prr,iosal to establish a fourth :
Lions district in the state was
rejected in district meetings this
afternoon.
More than 2,000 Lions and Lion ■
esses from throughout the state
attended the convention here. Next j
year’s lions convention will be
held in Greensboro. i
City To Be Main Terminal
Of Oil Pipeline Network;
Baptists Lease Fisher Land
Summer Site
For Assembly
N. C. State Convention Ex
pects To House 2,200
People At Beach
BY SUE MARSHALL
Star Staff Writer
Leasing of property near
Ft. Fisher and Carolina Beach
was announced yesterday by
M. A. Huggins, Raleigh gen
eral secretary of the North
Carolina Baptist State con
vention.
The property formerly was
used as a government hos
pital, and Huggins said that
the rental agreement allows the
adapting of any of the 25 build
ings now on the site as dormitor
ies, dining rooms, classrooms,
and auditoriums.
The convention is merely leas
ing the property at present from
the owners, Thomas R, Orrell and
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Orrell, but
“we may buy it later,” Huggins
said.
“We don’t know for sure,” Hug
gins said from his home in Ra
leigh last night, “but we are going
to develop it now, and we believe
that we will have a big assembly
there.”
Huggins estimated that there
(See SUMMER On Page Two)
OVERELL LAWYER
ACCEPTS JURORS
Surprise Move Features
Second Day Of Santa Ana
Murder Trial
SANTA ANA, Calif., May 27.—
(R>) — A jury of eight women and
four men all middle-aged and
most of them parents of large
families, was accepted for cause
today by Louise Overelf’s counsel
in a surprise move during the
second day of her murder trial.
All eight women are housewives,
three of the men are rachers
from surrounding citrus groves,
the other a restaurant operator.
Their acceptance came after re
peated indications that the
chubby defendant may not take
[he stand herself.
The burden of questioning pass
ed to S. B. Kaufman, attorney for
George (Bud) Gollum, Miss
Dverell’s 21-year-old boy friend
md co-defendant to murder indict
nents.
“I think you will find,” Kaufman
;old the jurors as he took over,
‘that this is a case built entirely
m circumstantial evidence.”
The action of Otto A. Jacobs
Vliss Overell’s attorney, was not
final. He still has 15 peremptory
challenges available on behalf of
tis client. His announcement
iimply meant that he would not
:sk the court to excuse any of
he tentatively - seated jury on
'rounds of prejudice or similar
cause.
His questioning today was mark
ed by such oft-repeated phrases as
his:
“If I should decide not to place
Vliss Overell on the stand as a
vitness, would you consider that
)s evidence of guilt? It must be
'emembered that such action can
lot be considered evidence of her
;uilt.”
Miss Overell, 18, her blonde
ocks tinted dark brown for the
rial, and Gollum, pre-m edical
student, listened solemnly as the
crospective jurors were subjected
:o the closest sort of scrutiny
luring the questioning.
Piggy Bank Robbery New $64 “Puzzler”;
“Meteoronomy Doctor” Out Hesses Hess
-----1 _
BOSTON, May 27. — (U.R)—Wednes
-day, May 21, 109,946 A. D. will
not be not, muggy and a good
day for doing nothing, Sthe weather
prophet said. However, he thinks
it will be cooler that evening.
Speaking was bushy - haired
William Lee Ballenger of Fair
field, Conn., a lean, lanky “doctor
of meteoror.omy” who claims it is
possible to forecast weather con
ditions 2,000,000 years from now.
The 36-year-old native of Pick
ens County, S. C., is in Eoston
arranging a demonstration at
Massachusetts Institute of Tech
nology where he plans to unveil
his findings to the world.
“There's no trick to it,” he said.
“I’ve spent more than 15 years
developing a series of formulae
that make it possible to figure
what the weather will be for most
any day, anytime.”
He says predicting the weather
for the year 109,946 is simple.
Guessing the thermometer read
ing for the year 2.001,947 is “quit#
See METEORONOMY on P&ge 2
Along The Cape Fear
CUSTOMS SERVICE — Wil
mington is the headquarters of
district la ot the United States
Customs Service. Ports of entry,
in 'addition to this city, are at
Winston-Salem, Durham, Reids
ville, Gastonia, Elizabeth City,
Eeaufort, Morehead City and the
Customs station at Washington D.
C.
From the standpoint of collec
tions the district ranks fifth in the
United States, for the four year
period ending with 1940, the be
ginning of the war. Records since
then, because of the conflict, were
not kept. »
In 1940, the collections .n the
district totaled $11,274,628. That
year was exceeded only by a937
when collections amounted to $11,
464,429.
In addition, these collections
were made at a lower cost than
In any of the other 48 district*.
The cost in the Wilmington district
■'if
approximated $1.53 for each $lo0.
The national average came to $4,
50 ior each $100.
* * *
SHIPYARDS — Although the
war has thrown shipbuilding into
a far different level than in peace
time, a return to normal condi
tions again will bring Wilmington
to the position where that industry
again should thrive in normal
times.
The war has placed more than
a dozen sites along the Cafe Fear
river where shipbuilding can be
carried on on a wide scale.
Still in existence are the old
Carolina Shipyard Ways, the Lib
erty Shipyard and the Wilmington
Iron Works.
* * *
U. S. FACILITIES — “The Shio
Building Management” a pamplet
published by Ford, Bacon &
gee CAPE FEAH <w» Page Two
BY ROY J. COOK
Star Staff Writer
Many questions have been ask
ed over the telephone of the
Morning Star.
Callers have asked the time of
day, when the sun sets, what the
baseball scores were, who dis
covered America, who won the
fight in Cleveland in 1887, and
thousands of other questions.
Last night the telephone in the
Morning Star news rooms rang
and the conservation went some
thing like this—
"Is this the Morning Star
office?” an excited male voice
asked.
‘‘Yes, it is, this is the news
room, what can we do for you?”
the reporter asked.
"Well, Sir,” the voice came
over the wire from an very ex
cited and nervous person. "My
house has been broken into and
robbed of some money and the
children’s bank, and.” The
startled reporter broke into con*
See PIGGY on Pige Two
V
COAL OPERATORS
DELAY WAGE MEET
Contract Conference With
John L. Lewis May Be
Resumed Early Today
WASHINGTON, May 27 — (/P)—
Operators representing 75 percent
of the soft coal industry today post
poned for 24 hours their next con
tract conference with John L.
Lewis but declined to explain the
delay.
Southern coal operators, speak
ing for the other 25 persent of the
national output, will begin, con
tract negotiations tomorrow morn
ing with the United Mine Workers
committee headed by Vice Presi
dent John O’Leary.
The Southerners have declined
to sit down with other operators to
negotiate a nation-wide contract,
on the grounds that their problems
are different.
The other operators, represent
ing the Northern Appalachian,
Mid-Western,and far Western, and
a few' Southern producers, have
held five meetings with Lewis and
his bargaining committee to date.
They were to resume sessions
this afternoon but called them off
at the last minute. One prominent
operator said only that “some of
the boys thought another day
night help.”
Government possession of the
mines must end June 30.
SENATORS REJECT
“TAX - SLITTING”
Upper Chamber Turns
Down Move To Make
Separate Returns
WASHINGTON, May 27 — UP) —
file Senate rejected today an
amendment to tax legislation which
vould permit husbands and wives
n all 48 states to make separate
returns on their federal income
lax, each reporting on half the
rouple’s combined income.
The vote was 51 to 29. Such in
rome-splitting for tax purposes is
allowed in 10 so-called community
property states and it often re
sults in considerable savings to
ihe taxpayers.
SON OF THE tJ. S. ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF, Capt. John Eisen
hower is shown with his fiancee, Barbara Jean Thompson, as they
arrived at Staten Island, N. Y., from Bremerhaven, Germany, aboard
the transport General Stewart. They will be married on June 10 'In
ternational).
Governor Cherry Names
Education Study Group
Commission Of 18 Men,
Women Will Make Two
Year Survey Of Needs
RALEIGH. May 27—(iP)—An 18
member commission, authorized
by the 1947 General Assembly to
make a thorough-going -Study of
public education in North Carolina,
was appointed today by Governor
Cherry.
The governor said that he would
recommend to the committee that
it elect R. Grady Rankin of Gas
tonia, a member of the State
Senate, as its chairman.
The commission nas been call
ed to hold its organization meet
ing here on June 4 at which time
the commission members will be
sworn in, and a chairman and
secretary will be elected. The gov
ernor said that the position of sec
retary probably would be a full
time job.
The General Assembly appro
priated $25,000 for each year of
the coming biennium to finance
the commission’s study.
Those named to the commission,
in addition to Rankin, were:
From educational groups:
Mrs. R. S. Ferguson of Taylors
ville, 8 former State Senator and
a member of the State Board of
Education; Dr. Clarence Heer of
Chapel Hill, research economics
See GOVERNOR On Page Two
ROTARIANS ENJOY
FARMER PROGRAM
Wilmington Club Members
Are Guests Of Albert
Seitter Last Night
The Wilmington Rotary club was
the guest of Albert Seitter, farm
er of the Wrightsboro district, last
n:ght at 8 o’clock in the Wrights
boro clubhouse at a get-together
with about 75 to 100 Rotarians and
citizens of that community who at
tended, it was announced by John
H Carswell, president of the Ro
tary club who presided over the
meeting.
Seitter presented George Trask,
county commissioner; Addison
Hewlett, chairman of the county
board of commissioners; J. E. L.
Wade, city councilman; Miss Ann
Mason, New Hanover county home
demonstration agent; and other
guests to the group.
John H. Wilson. Naval com
mander of the PC776. showed the
audience a motion picture “Op
erations Crossroads of the Atomic
Bomb,” and explained the set-up
of the Wilmington Nava] Reserve.
The group was given a fried
chicken supper with trimming*
after which they were presented
with fresh produce given to them
by the Wrightsboro farmers.
The meeting was held last night
instead of the regular noon day
meeting held in the Friendly Cafe
teria every Tuesday.
TWENTY RAILROADS
ARGUE GEORGIA HAS
NOT MADE OUT CASE
WASHINGTON, May 27 — Ml—
Twenty railroads being sued by
Georgia on accusations of ‘rig
ging” freight rates against the
South charged today that the state
has failed to prove its claims.
Arguing before Lloyd K. Garri
son, the special master named by
the Supreme court to take testi-'
mony and make recommenda
tions, John Dickenson, vice presi
dent of the Pennsylvania Railroad
and counsel for 12 Northern de
fendants, said:
‘‘There is no record of any in- j
dustry failing to locate in Georgia J
because it could not get a satis
factory freight rate, and (here is
no evidence of economic damage j
to the state or the South due to j
arithmetic differences in freight;
rates.”
Maury Firm
Behind Plan
Company Proposes To Put
Petroleum Products In
Tobacco Farm Areas
By RANDOLPH S. HANCOCK
Star Staff Writer
An oil pipeline network,
which would put fuel oil and
gasoline into the backyard of
every farmer in eastern North
Carolina, was outlined to the
Star last night by It. E. Mayo,
president of the Eastern Pipe
Lines company of Maury.
Mayo said that while it
would be tometime before actual
work got underway on the project
because of scarcity of the pipes to
be used, his company already had
petitioned the State Utilities com
mission for a certificate of neces
sity.
The main terminal, Mayo said,
would be Wilmington, with the line
running as far west as Roxboro in
Person county. It would lead out of
Wilmington by way of Elizabeth
town, running through Wilson, then
to Nashville and Henderson.
A second line, he said, would lead
out of Morehead City, through New
Bern, Kinston, Raleigh and Dur
ham.
To Serve Farmers
“Our primary interest,” he said,
“is to serve the tobacco farmer
from the eastern part of the state
through to the Piedmont section of
North Carolina. However, our in
terest will include all other users
of petroleum products.”
The company, he said, is an out
growth of the FIorence-Mayo-Nu
way Tobacco curing system.
Mayo pointed out that the tobac
co farmers of the state would use
approximately 75,000,000 gallons of
fuel oil during the three curing
months of the season.
Because of the developmenf\and
use of oil curing furnaces, whicH\he
said his company had pioneered its-,
it had been decided to make fuel
oil, with which to operate the fur
naces, easily available to every
farmer in the tobacco belt.
In Every Yard
“It is our purpose,” he declared,
“to put oil in the back yard of each
and every tobacco farmer in the
state.”
Mayo said that in addition to the
main line running out of Wilming
ton, there would be additional lat
eral lines leading off from this
See MAURY on Page Two
GEN. EISENHOWER
DENOUNCES WAR
Professional Soldier Calls
It Evil Outbreak Of
Human Errors
NEW YORK, May 27—(J1)—Gen.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, profession
al soldier, denounced war tonight
as “an evil whose outbreak is the
result of human errors, human ig
norance, human greed.
He urged, in an address pre
pared for the National Board of
Fire Underwriters, that the na
tion and the world treat war, as
they do fire, with methods to pre
vent its outbreak.
“For too many generations, too
much of the world has taken it
for granted that war is a normal
part of human life, whose penalties
can be lessened, not by rooting out
the cause of war, but only by main
taining so large and powerful a
war machine that defeat would be
impossible—the equivalent, say, of
maintaining fire departments on
every street corner while building
cities of tinder and tissue,” Eisen
hower said.
organized Liiort
“As I see it, we need an organiz
ed effort, embracing every phase
of society, whose goal will be the
development of industrial, com
munity and national attitudes that
will remove-war from the category
of the inevitable into its proper
position as an evil subject to pre
vention or at least control.”
Eisenhower declared that “in the
effort toward international safe
guards, we shall not be alone. Na
tions now are seeking, at the high
est level, to develop cooperation
and arbitration as a barrier against
war. There is no people that does
not hope for their success in this
attempt.”
And So To Bed
An automobile parked acroaa
the railroad tracks as a shelter
and a railroad tie as a pillow
might make u pretty comfor
table sleeping place. Bnt cer
tainly not a very saf one.
At least that was the sur
mise yesterday of police in Re
corder’s court. Art Lewis, Ne
gro, was brought into court on
a charge of drunkenness.
Police said they found Lewis
asleep under his automobile
parked across the tracks Sun
day night in East Wilmington.
“Ten dollars,” said Acting
.Judge George Peschan, sitting
in place of Judge Wluflela ;
Smith. }
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