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N C., Postoffice Unaer Act of Congress Of March 3, 1879_ SUBSCRIPTION RATES BY CARRIER IN NEW HANOVER COUNTY Payable Weekly o* In Advance Combi Star News nation 1 Week---$ » I 25 * *? 1 Month - 1.30 1.10 2.15 $ Months_ 3.90 3.25 6.90 6 Months - 7.80 6.50 13-00 1 year _ 15.60 13.00 26.00 (Above rates entitle subscriber to Sunday issue of Star-News)__ “ SINGLE COPY Wilmington New* --- ®c Morning Star --*- ®c Sunday Star-News -- l°c By Mail: Payable Strictly in Advance I Months ._ $ 2.50 $2.00 $ 3.85 6 Months_ 5.00 4.00 7.70 i Year . 10.60 8.00 18.40 (Above rates entitle subscriber to Sunday issue of Star-News) WILMINGTON STAR (Daily Without Sunday) S Months—T 85 6 Months- -$3.70 1 Year—$7.40 MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is entitled exclusively tc the use for republication of all the local news printed in this newspaper, as well as all AF news dispatches.____ SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 1947 Star-News Program State ports with Wilmington favored in proportion with its resources, to In clude public terminals, tobacco storage warehouses, ship repair facilities, near by sites for heavy Industry and 38-foot Cape Fear river channel. City auditorium large enough to meet needs for years to come. Development of. Southeastern North Carolina agricultural and industrial re sources through better markets and food processing, pulp wood production and factories. Emphasis on the region’s recreation advantages and improvement of resort accommodations. Improvement of Southeastern North Carolina’s farm-to-market and primary roads, with a paved highway from Top sail inlet to Bald Head island. Continued effort through the City’s In dustrial Agency to attract more ln . dustries. Proper utilization of Bluethenthal air port for expanding air service. Development of Southeastern North Carolina’s health facilities, especially In counties lacking hospitals, and Includ ing a Negro Health center Encouragement of the growth of com mercial fishing. Consolidation of City and County governments. GOOD MORNING To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgive I it in the person of Christ ... — II Corinthians 1:10. Nothing in this low and ruined world bears the meek impress of the Son of God so Surely as forgiveness.—Alice Cary. - ■ — — • 1 1 - ■ * The Beach-Convention Issue Realizing that the prosperity of Southeastern North Carolina’s beaches is directly dependent upon keeping the public informed of them as the state’s best coastal recreational area, the Star News finds considerable pleasure in presenting its annual Beach and Con vention issue today. The pages devoted to the resorts not only ghow but should convince all that our Beashore playgrounds are among the country’s finest. In em phasizing use of their convention facili ties, the fact becomes quite apparent that here one can combine work with play. Thorough attention and ample space has been given all the other num erous attractions of the beaches. The edition was made possible through the cooperation of the news paper, its advertisers and other friends. It i6 a good example of coordinated effort assuring mutual benefits to a1! as they invite greater enjoyment of the fine natural resources, supplement ed with millions spent over the years in developing good accommodations and facilities. Thie newspaper is glad to have a part in encouraging greater tourist interest and resultant business for the resorts. It looks upon this ef fort as another instance of using its facilities to help highlight an advantage Southeastern North Carolina enjoys over the remainder of the state. It is 8 sound way of concentrating promo tion of the beaches and the Star-News thanks all who cooperated so whole heartedly in preparing the edition. An Alabama couple have started a mail-order business in worms. If you don’t get the angle, it’s to supply them to fishermen. I Why Jump Into A Controversy? High on the list of Wilmington’s most acute needs is greater air service. Blessed with one of the nation’s best airports, it has but one airline operat ing through it on regular schedule. And this is a coastal route. 'Only di rect connections to the interior are through charter service. The community’s leaders are well aware of this transportation shortcom ing. They know its correction would overcome, more than anything else, one of the disadvantages of the city’s geographical location. They have given considerable time and effort in seeking to attract new service. Recently the Civil Aeronautics authority granted Piedmont Aviation, Inc., franchise for two routes into Wilmington, thus pro viding direct connections as far west as Louisville and Cincinnati. During a visit here late last week, the president of Piedmont said prepara tions were being pushed to place the lines into operation as soon as possi ble with good likelihood that their planes would begin flying to and from Bluethenthal field in August. Meanwhile, the Chamber of Com merce, through its Aviation commit tee, has gone on record as supporting the protest of State Airlines against Piedmont for the right to provide this service. State was the loser in the recent CAB decision in which Pied mont was certified to operate the routes. The committee made its decision without hearing Piedmont’s side in the controversy. Among the matters in fluencing it was State’s promise to es tablish a base of operations here which, according to its officials, would provide employment for 300 to 400 men. But back of this commitment, if that is what it is, are some mighty large “if’s.” First, it may be possible IF the CAB grants a rehearing in the case. Second, it may be realized IF State is the win ner this time. It must also be remem bered that other airlines, such as South Endangering Bank’s Channel The proposal that 300,000 cubic yards of material be dredged from the north ern end of Bank’s channel and deposit ed west of the causeway leading to Wrightsville Beach’s sewage disposal plant is one demanding thorough con sideration by all concerned over the future of the beach and Harbor Island. The severe shoaling of Bank’s chan nel, definitely one of the resort’s great est assets, has progressed rapidly in recent years. In doing so, it has reduced its value to pleasure and commercial boatmen. Thus, a substantial resource few Atlan tic beaches have is being destroyed. Eventually, this beautiful body of water will become useless as a passageway and may, within a few years, convert itself into worthless, unsightly marsh land. Those familiar with the condition charge this to construction of the cause way. We are informed that when it was built, culverts were installed to accommodate the water sweeping through nearby Moore’s inlet. Since that time, according to our information, these culverts have been closed by the action of storms. First, we believe it is the responsi bility of those in charge of the cause way to see that it is opened again and kept so, as originally intended. Second, on the basis of the hydrau lic situation in Bank’s channel in rela tion to the causeway, it appears that further closing of this passageway, as would result from the dredging under taking, will rapidly increase the pres ent unfavorable shoaling condition. In fact, it would hasten the ruination of Bank’s channel, thus depriving the beach of a highly useful attraction. A letter from the representative of a Citizens’ committee appears else where on this page today and outlines further the disadvantages of further iran-made interference with the chan nel. It is regrettable that this threat East, are also bidding for this fran chise held by Piedmont. As far as State and the others are concerned, the whole situation is high ly problematical. Piedmont, on the other hand, is pre paring to give us the one thing—better air service—we need most. It is not dealing in promises, whose realization is contingent upon CAB action, but actualities. Therefore, what has Wilmington to gain by entering a controversy between the airlines at this time? The answer, as far as we can see, is nothing. Action by the Chamber of Commerce group is not final as far as the City and County are officially concerned. It was in the form of a recommenda tion to the two governing boards that they petition CAB to reconsider State for the franchise awarded Piedmont. The boards should either delay or refuse to adopt such an attitude. If they do follow the committee’s suggestion, they will place themselves in the peculiar position of opposing a certified airline making every effort to serve Wilmington. Such would con tribute nothing to good relations. In fact, it would be inducive to Piedmont to give nothing more than called for’ in its franchise. It is not difficult to see that Wil mington should remain on the sidelines as Piedmont, State and other lines argue out the question. While State’s promise of extra employment here may appear quite attractive, it would be a long time before it could be realized. While this and other points of argu ment were being heard and considered, if CAB grants a rehearing, Piedmont planes would be giving the east-west flights so badly needed. It is simply impossible to understand how any policy other than strict neutrality would benefit Wilmington in its efforts to have air service com parable with other North Carolina cities. comes at a time when concerted effort is under way to build up Wrightsville Beach as a sport fishing center, depen dent, of course, upon reasonably free passage through Bank’s channel and Masonboro inlet. If the proposed dredging project is effected, it is quite apparent that the damage would offset any advan tages it may provide. In view of this, those with au thority to pass on the project and re sultant interference with the natural flow of water through Bank’s chan nel should give it considerable study before rendering a decision. The menace to the future of the channel, Wrightsville Beach and Harbor Island is too great for this vitally important matter not to receive the most judicial treatment possible. A Sound Beginning Decision to have John W. Rankin, superintendent of James Walker Me morial hospital, and a representative of the Duke endowment survey Com munity hospital as to its efficiency of operation is the first step necessary to effect economy and improve service at the- Negro institution. All responsible for this step are to be congratulated on moving in on a serious problem in a thorough and methodical manner. Undoubtedly, the recommendations of Mr. Rankin and the Duke fund rep resentative are going to call for num erous changes in procedures and other matters. Because both are well quali fied to make these anticipated sugges tions, the institution’s board should place them in effect as early as pos sible. It is to be expected that the board, on the basis of its sound early approach to the situation, will do that. In fol lowing such course, it will be making a real contribution to betterment of Wilmington’s hospital services through maximum efficiency in the use of pres ent facilities. Letters To The Editor Many Concerned Over Bank’s Channel Dredging Plan To the Editor: Announcements in the local press, with reference to the pro posed dredging in the north end of Bank’s channel, Wrightsville Beach, have caused grave concern among property owners in this area. From a careful study of the plans by a group of interested cit izens, we are faced with the con clusion that, should these plans be carried out, it is just a matter of a few years before we will lose the only asset which makes Wrightsville Beach unique, and Harbor Island a place of beauty. The proposed building up of land, directly in the channel, would complete the process of fhoaliag we have been watching lot the last three years, and leave us nothing but mud flats and marsh grass where boat enthusi asts have been sailing these many years. We question the authority or title to lands which are proposed to be built up by the developers, since this land has for yei rs been under water as a part of Banks channel, and, therefore, should be public domain. It is not our desire to impede progress, nor stop the healthy growth of this fine resort area, but we believe this development will definitely harm our finest fa cility, therefore, we are asking that all citizens who value their homes on the beach or Harbor Island, give serious thought to this proposal, and register their pro test, for. the loss of Banks chan nel will depreciate values in the area at least 50 per cent—and, to most of us, make living here very unpleasant. We realize that the press of our section has always been most in terested in the welfare and growth of our resort facilities, and has been champions of any programs i'i the interest of conserving and improving our natural resources. To this end, we would welcome any comment you would care to make. We believe this matter is of broad public concern. WALTER J. CARTIER For the Citizens’ Committee Harbor Island, J une 14, 1947 FACTS ON RECREATION To the Editor: In behalf of the Community Council, we wish to congratulate you on the effective editorial cam paign that your newspaper has been carrying on to help maintain the high standards that our rec reation department has developed under its departing director, Mr. Jesse A. Reynolds. We have just read with interest your editorial entitled, “City Recreation Pro gram” in The Morning Star this morning. Perhaps you can help us correct two general misconceptions con cerning recreation, both public and private. In the first place, the (Continued on Page Thirteen) Atta Boy, Henry, Keep Up the Good Work! #8 The Gallup Poll Democratic Voters Give Their Opinions On Possible Candidates For Presidency - Truman Way Out Ahead In Terms Of “Favorable” Vote; Wallace Lags By GEORGE GALLUP Director, American Institute of Public Opinion PRINCETON, N. J., June 14—Whereas the Republican Party has a fistful of can didates for 1948 to choose from, the Democratic Party at the moment is pretty much a one-man affair so far as 1948 is concerned. Out of nine men that have in the past been talked about as possible Democratic standard- bearers, President Truman stands out far above the rest in terms of favor able vote among the party rank and file. Democratic voters also have a favorable impression of Gen. George C. Marshall and of James F. Byrnes. But others in the list of nine do not seem to have caught the imagination of Democratic voters In terms of 1948. These facts are shown in a new type of poll on political leaders conducted by the Institute. Demo cratic voters were asked to state frankly whether they have a fa vorable or unfavorable impression of various prominent Democrats as possible presidential material. Last month this same type of poll was conducted ‘among Republican voters, in which their impressions of possible G.O.P candidates were measured. The Democratic voter poll show ed the following results: “Will you tell me frankly what you think of each of these men as Democratic Presidential material for 1948? Generally speaking, is your opinion of them favorable or unfavorable?” Foil Among Democratic Voters Only Harry S. Truman Favorable - 71% Unfavorable _ 24 Not familiar with-— No opinion _ 5 George C. Marshall Favorable _ 46% Unfavorable _ 31 Not familiar with-- 13 No opinion _ 10 James F. Byrnes Favorable ___ 43% Unfavorable __ 25 Not familiar with_20 No opinion _ 12 James A. Farley Favorable _ 23% Unfavorable - 49 Not familiar with-15 No opinion _ 13 Henry A. Wallace Favorable - 22% Unfavorable - 63 Not familiar with- 6 No opinion _ 9 Alben W. Barkley Favorable _ 16% Unfavorable - 37 Not familiar with-32 No opinion - 15 Sen. Claude Pepper Favorable __- 16% Unfavorable - 39 Not familiar with-29 No opinion - 16 Harry F. Byrd Favorable - 13% Unfavorable —,- 26 Not familiar with ..49 No opinion Lewis W. Douglas Favorable -- 10'c Unfavorable - 11 Not familiar with-59 No opinion -- H The figures are not ta be inter preted as an index of the numbei of Democrats who wo 'd favor the actual nomination of any one of the men listed. Some voters have a favorable impression of two or three of the leaders, but have a distinct preference for one where it comes to expressing a choice for nominee. G.O.P. voters when questioned last month in a similar poll on Re publican leaders, gave Governor Thomas E. Dewey the highest ratio Othman Says Business Leaders Give Congressmen New Ideas By FREDERICK C. OTHMAN United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, June 14. —(U.R)— I wish "Business chieftains would quit whimpering about their excise taxes; they’re giving Congress ideas that are bound to result in every man looking like a Smith brother. This underbrush on the chins of the American male won’t matter much, I guess, because the neck tie business will be all shot. The makers of match sticks, buttons, clocks, chawing tobacco, and everything else subject to fed eral tax have been appearing be fore the House Ways and Means commitee to demand that the gov ernmental bite on their particular nroduct be abolished. All their arguments seem to backfire. Take the jewelry trade, which considers the 20 per cent tax on wedding presents an outrageous attack on romance. Several of its spokesmen fingered their cravats and said also that it wasn’t fair to let a Fancy Dan spend $10 on a tax-free necktie and then sock him a dollar tax on the $5 clasp he needs to hold it in place. The lawmakers, whose unhappy job is to raise money in large gobs, smiled; Chairman Harold Knutson of the Ways and Means committee told the jewelers not to worry. He said Congress could fix this particular inequity by slap ping’ a tax on neckties. Ulp, went the jewelers. So along came Herman L. Brooks, a New York manufacturer of war paint for ladies. He said the cosmetics trade is bitter about the 20 per cent tax on rouge, lip stick, and purple goo for eyelids. So are the ladies. If they’re to keep a job, or a husband, they’ve got to be painted pretty, he said. Their sweet-smell ing salves and unguents are just as necessary to them as the shaving brush and the razor blade is to the man. “Why not,” he demanded, with out realizing the impact of his words, "tax razor blades and shaving soap?” The money-raising congressmen jotted down that idea, too, while Knutson informed the cosmetics fellows they can’t hope to get the tax on female lily-gilding abolish ed so long as the government is so luxuriant. That would seem to take care of the whiskers to cover the spot where the neckties used to be. It brings us to F. J. Prince, who bristles when he sees a mechani cal cigarette lighter. He doesn’t like pilot lights on gas stoves, either. He is represent ative of the Universal Match Co. of St. Louis, and he claims that if the tax on match pads isn’t slashed soon, cigar stores’ll have to quit giving them away. This, he said, is a sorry prospect. Matches are the only thing that Americans still get free. Ater all, he added, a match is no different from the pilot on a stove. It provides a light. So why tax it? I wouldn’t be surprised if the lawmakers taxed pilot lights. And then there was Edward M. Greene, Jr., a New York clock maker. Tiie tax on alarm clocks, he protested, is a tax on good behavior. It is a tax on getting to work on time. “Why,” said he, “it is a tax on time, itself. It is like taxing the air we breathe.” That one stopped the committee men. They were interested, obviously, but how could they go about taxing fresh air? There’s one solution: make every man snap a breathing meter, like a gas mask, over his whiskers, and wear it 24 hours a day. Firemen Rush To Fire But They Forget Apparatus ANGELS CAMP, Calif., June 14 —(JP)—The whole volunteer fire de partment, 20 men strong, rushed out to Charles Kendall’s blazing house trailer today, but the trail er was a total loss. The boys for got to bring the fire trucks. Fire Chief James Twisselman explained that the trucks were moved to an auxiliary building last week. As each volunteer peer ed into the formerly used garage and saw it empty, he assumed earlier comers had taken the ve hicles. Behind Thejj^ Soviets’ New Atomic Offer By FRANCIS w7cARPFvrt AP Foreign News Anaiw® After months of sax .>M the Russians finally and positive approach \! “e* atomic problem. 3 tit It would not pay to beco®. ximistic about it now. The a ^ lock on fundamentals sun “ea:i' But at least there the Russian thinking which * * big possibilities. .aSi It is simply this. The c Union admits it might be D0«'? to reach agreement 0n Pa, Dlt control on the basis of the p1 States and Russian plans are the only two big pr that have been put beior! United Nations Atomic j> 'n* commission since it first year ago today. " ms: i Andrei A. Gromyko «.„■ deputy foreign minister gav. ,iet first official hint that the Sov&* Union saw any possibilities in ,!et United States plan. n “* In a way, this might eventual!, be more important than the thh rate scheme for international o trol which Gromyko laid befoT the full atomic commission it! Wednesday after a big advaJ build-up. 11 Experts who have looked t-itt at Gromyko’s proposition”! Wednesday realize that it changed exactly nothing in the broad ar fundamental disagreement 0Vf the veto and national sovereign on atomic matters. But they did see importance in the fact’ ‘ha' Gromyko had enlarged upon'hi, original plan, put before the del,, gates on June 19, 1946. After the public pronouncement Gromyko went before the worfe committee of the commission \l a closed session Thursday and ripped into the United States jor saying that the Soviet and Ameri can plans must be considered separately. He said such thinking was ' ah. solutely wrong,” that "we should not leave any method aside be fore we consider it fully exhaust ed.” Then came this clincher from the Russian: ‘‘Both plans (American and Russian) must be considered si multaneously on their merits." This caused the Americans sums surprise. They had grown ac customed to Gromyko’s hands-oft attitude toward their plan, which had been written into the com mission’s first report by a ma jority of ten of the twelve mem bers. They are waiting now to sei which way the wind will blow next. This is a day for stock-taking on arms and atomics. One year ago today Bernard 1 Baruch, no sitting on the side lines and keeping officially mum, presented the American plan, which calls for no veto on punish ing atomic criminals and for an international atomic development authority with full powers over the atom everywhere. The anniversary finds Russn still insisting on a convention pro hibiting the atomic bomb immedi ately and a separate convention, I to be agreed upon later, setting up the controls. The Russians want the atomic regulations ’a come within the final author!' oi the Security council, where they have a veto. _ Six months ago today the u. H. general assembly approved unani mously a resolution calling nr worldwide arms limitation and re duction and a cut in armed forces. Little progress has been mere toward that goal. Four months ago yesterday iM Security council established me commission for conventional armaments, which is to draw “P recommendations for whacM armaments and armed forces, bo far, that commission has not even agreed on how to go about tin job. Cerro Grodo Man Injured When Hit In Chadbourn Gatnt Special to the Star-News WHITEVILLE, June 14—Carrol Nance, a member of the Cent Gordo baseball team of the LJ _ ber River Semi-Pro league, injured seriously in a game ■ Chadbourn Wednesday when a was struck on the head "i. pitched ball resulting in a P°s-iDi fractured skull. , The young outfielder is nc'“ ^ . the Columbus County hospital der observation, and his con is termed as satisfactory'. According to reports lr0 Chadbourn ball club, _ a ■ game will be played m honor on June 22 in Cha The entire proceeds of tn s ■ will go towards defraying youth’s hospital bill. Incidently, Chadbourn won game 3-1. _- j Walter Winchell Notes From The Stars’ Dressing Room The lata great Laurette Taylor once said: “If a critic calls my acting true, that seems to me the highest praise he can possibly give me. Never mind the big sounding adjectives; just that one word means more than all of them.’’ To young actors who wondered whether they should study fencing and singing and other arts, she said: “Yes, if you don’t think about them in the theatre; the danger is that you will get to sing ing and posing instead of talking and living.” It was openly known that Laur ette drank a good deal afer the dea'r of her beloved husband, Hartley Manners. Her immortal statement about it was that she of favorable votes as compared to unfavorable. In the case of Arthur H. Vandenberg, Senator John W. Bricker, and Governor Earl War ren, the percentage of favorable votes among Republican voters also exceeded unfavorable by a wide margin. In the case of Senator Robert A. Taft and Sefiator Lever ett Saltonsta.il the ratio wai ap proximately equal. went on the longest wake in histo ry. Mary Martin’s printed tale was that she agreed to play the God dess Venus in “One Touch of Venus” only after examining sev eral statues of the lady in a mu seum. One unpleasingly plump Venus turned the trick. Sha says that she turned to her husband with: “I’m prettier than that. By damn, I’ll do the play!” In 1931 the World - Herald of Omaha (Nebraska) ran a picture of a local girl — calling her a “Stage Genius at 13.” Actress Vio let Heming (appearing in town in stock) was persuaded to watch the little girl emote in “A Kiss for Cinderella.” Said Miss Heming “A born actress. I wouldn’t have missed seeing her performance for anything, f hope her parents will let her go on the professional stage”. . .The girl was Dorothy McGuire. Elsie Ferguson, who made a spectacular return in “Outrageous fortune” (and has been too quiet since) was supposedly the origi nator of the painted 'aea“'-; s as opposed to the one "r“c pasted on. Be thankful for J ^ nalism as you find it no.'. ^ ( someone wrote of EiSie. the shadow of beauty ra beauty itself. She does ■■ she haunts.” r'Piff Ethel Barrymore has reP®--'*; “given in” to Hollywood. B11 ..Tnf. Corn •: six years ago in Green” Playbill) she was , as saying that, eight ye_ yt making it, she hadn : si • last film, “Rasputin and « ^ press”. . . “The Pe°P~' rS ad said, “are unreal, tne t-°' p unreal — they do not ;*a,.e fruit is unreal, it doesn . • _cf:. anything. The whole tmng *■ si; a glaring gaudy, nighn built up in the desert. it Ho, hum. Miss B. now two new films. One of. the better E'h 8sjt more yarns concerns tne ■ :j wired a producer, a*k‘n® c-’? supply her troupe with (Continued on Pa.TC !